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1998 BMW 318i 1.9L Misfire VIN: WBACC0327W
i have this bmw which has a hard start problem when cold.the first start of the day the enine starts but it sounds as if though it was flooded with gas.i let it sit with a fuel pressure gauge installed and monitored my fuel pressure drop thinking possibly the ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0303, P0304
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1999 BMW 740i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGG8338X
I had never done a timing chain on a M 62 engine. Installed new chain and giudes, I locked cams and used lock pin at transmission. Never removed cams or gears or anything having to do do with vanos.. Put all back together and now runs but rough at idle with ch... Trouble codes: P00, 21 (A Camshaft position Timing over advanced or system performance Bank 2), 034 (Launch tool Function Inlet-camshaft control bank 2)
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2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L low beam blinking VIN: WBABM5344Y
Hi guys I m stuck and need some help.Customer complaint the head light keep clicking any time the headlights is on.While verify the problem,the left lowbeam burn out,We replaced 2 lowbeam and the problem still there.I check all the wires harness,connection for...
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2005 BMW X5 3.0L No Start
hi guys i have this 2005 bmw x5 3.0 m53 the truck has no communication can some body email me at [...] or let me no where to get the wiring diagram and the connector for the ecm question if go to the bmw website and buy 24hr would it give me th...
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1991 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L leaking brake hoses after new installed VIN: 1G6CD53B3M
This is certainly not the first time, I've noticed that we have a hard time getting the brake hoses to stop seeping after replacement. Sometimes new washers come with the brake hoses, sometimes not. Even though, on this vehicle we had to re-install the old wa...
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1999 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 1G1YY32G3X
Car came in run no go (trans) Cust told needs flywheel. As far as I can make out, engine output seems there. It's like the driveshaft coupler in broken?? I can spin the T/Q by hand. I don't hear any noise. No codes and weird. I have not pulled apart anything. ...
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2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L abs VIN: 2G1WH55K81
While test driveing I hear and feel the ABS motor run very intermitenlyn sometimes with out touching the brakes, No codes, and wheel speeds do not drop out. I don't have any service information to follow, can anybody share with me what testing procedure to tak...
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2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G1WF55K82
hi every one i have a wierd one i just wanted to get some idears before i get into it the car came in with a dead battery we charged the battery car started the ck engine and securty light was on along with the charg light the radio was locked ck charging syst...
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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L MIL Lamp on, reduced power VIN: 3GNFK16Z43
Truck came in, customer stated vehicle went into "reduced power" mode. Parked overnight next morning battery stone dead. customer charged battery, drove to shop and said it worked fine. We plugged in scanner, no codes of course, but noticed key on engine off d... Trouble codes: P1518 (TAC Module)
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCHK24G73
This is the first time truck is running since the accident. Upon startup with all codes cleared it stumbles around for a bit then the park brake light comes on and the engine goes to a high idle (aboout 1600 rpm) and sets a mass air sensor performance code, bu... Trouble codes: P101
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2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L No Start VIN: 3GNFK16Z94
Hi all This one came in on a Sunday no start. On Monday a.m. started right up and drove into shop then no start. No mil - Checked voltage 12.61 - spark ok - checked for fuel at regulator none present - fuel pressure below specification - While checking fule pr...
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2005 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L fuel odor VIN: 2GIWF52E75
i have this impala customer complains of fuel odor inside the car when he gets in the car first thing and also some times when it sits for a while he claims it is more noticeable inside car rather than outside there is no apparent fuel leaks i smoked tested ev...
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L encoder motor VIN: 2GCEKL13TO
This is less of a help request and more of an informational post. We had this truck in that poped out of gear in the t case. Fluid was clean and it did have the encoder position code present in the cpu. We foud a bullitin on reprograming the computer but nothi...
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1997 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1C4GP54RIV
need some help i have a 97 van w/a 3.3 v6,that was brought in for a alternator problem.testing reveled a bad alternator it wasnt charging code set was po622 generator field,we also replaced front timing cover gasket & timing chain gasket due to leakage coolant...
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2002 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L all lights VIN: 2C3HD46R22
problem with car is lights flicker at about 1800 rpm and voltage goes from 13.8 to 14.6 when you unhook pin 19 to computer voltage gets steady and lights do not flicker should need to replace computer,bought computer from chrysler had dodge dealer do programin...
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1994 Dodge Dakota 5.2L Rear brakes VIN: 1B7FL26Y1R
This truck had perfect brakes. Changed rears because of loud squeal when cold. Took off drum to notice that drums were about disentegrated. This trucks undercarriage is VERY rusty. Installed new shoes adjusted them as far as they would go. hit the brakes and v...
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1998 Dodge Caravan 3.0L odo/trans VIN: 2P4FP2532W
no odometer/gear indicator all boxed in/trans stuck in second replaced bcm and the [...] code went away still have po500 and now p0734 tcc electrical/ checked all fuses checked wiring so which is more likely the tcm or pcm
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1999 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L valve VIN: 1B7GG22Y2X
Good afternoon. I have this Dakota that came in with a #1 cylinder misfire code. Indeed it has a slight miss. All the ignition parts are fairly new. We did replace the plugs again due to the fact that it had bosch plugs in it. The compression is very close to ...
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1999 Dodge Caravan 3.0L No Start VIN: 2B4FP2539X
This vehicle will not start at all. What's going on is that the vehicle is flooding. It has new plugs, cap and rotor. I have good fuel pressure, good spark, I checked timing belt make sure it didn't jump its OK, I know that the compression is lower but I know ...
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2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L injector VIN: WD2PD64425
Hi guys, Here is the one that's driving me nuts. I've got this 05 Sprinter, thatcame in about year ago on the hook.Injectors were covered with carbons all over to the top of the valve cover.I spend hours chiseling my way to the injectors trying to get them los...
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1991 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L engine VIN: 1FTCR1OAOM
truck has no spark are inj pulse. are crank singal. i am getting power to crank senser pigtail. fuel pump comes on. could this possbily be a ground problem and has anyone seen this on a ranger. thanks john.
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1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMCU22X9P
after cat and maf were replaced vehicle ran fine. At least for a couple days, then customer broke down on the side of the freeway. When we went to retrieve the vehicle it sounded like the exhaust was plugged again, so we pulled the muffler off and it wasn't pl...
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2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZUTTE51
This vehicle has been back a few times. it has a lean code on bank 1 and 2. When i monitor pid data everything is normal idling and when driving. I have monitored fuel pressure and smoke tested for vacuum leaks. I am kind of embarrased because this shouldnt be... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L transmission light flashing VIN: 1FAFP5321Y
ford techs i need help this my wifes car when driving 50-60 miles per hour - the transmission light flashes. Car shifts fine. Have code P0741 i have otc scan tool tcc stuck the trans has been flushed every 30k since new with bg full syn fluid and i jusy did it...
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FTWX32FX1
Customer complains that vehicle will stall during a "decelleration,r.h. turn".It will restart and resume normal running. i have checked codes,replaced fuel filter,inspected filter contents and tried to duplicate said symptoms. This truck will not die with me s...
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2002 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAFP00372
please help... this one has been a rough one... car came in with a hot soak no start condition( will turn over) checked fuel and pressures and were good... battery weak ( replaced) scoped crank sensor and find no signal on the hot soak. removed crank sensor to...
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2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Electronic VIN: 1FAFP52U73
Hello, I have this automatic a/c on a 2003 taurus, lx model and according to mitchell on demand the remote climate control module(behind center of dash)controls the speed of the blower motor through a solid sate relay(blower motor speed controller). This is wh...
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2004 Ford E-350 Club Wagon XL 5.4L none VIN: 1FBSS31L14
This vehicle has become the bane of my existence, The symptom is, when hard braking at slow speeds (i.e. coming to a stop sign), I have a strong pull to the right. It is such that if you let go of the steering wheel while braking, the wheel will turn almost 18...
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2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L instrument cluster VIN: 2FAFP71W56
intermitant problem. While vehicle is running all idot lights on instrument cluster illuminate. odometer reading changes to all dash marks. no performance problems occur at the time lights are illuminated. with lights on attached ngs and otc scan tools and com...
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2007 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L courtesy lamps VIN: 2FAHP71W37
Hello All, Been awhile since my last post. I'm working on a 2007 Ford Crown Vic Police Interceptor and I've installed an aftermarket (Scytec)remote start 2 way paging alarm system. The problem I'm having comes down to the need for a 12V + or - control trigger...
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1990 GMC K1500 Sierra 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1N6ED27Y21
Let me preface this by saying I have no idea why somebody would bring their Chevy truck into a Nissan dealer, but here we are and here I am trying to figure this thing out. It dies randomly and sometimes it will restart sometimes it won't, when it won't resta...
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1997 GMC Sonoma SLE 4.3L Red Brake Warning Light stays on VIN: 1GTDT19X5V
I not sure what direction to go with this... Truck is back in here with a Red brake warning light. The ABS light is not on; But, I do have a code C0026 Left front Dynamic Sensor. I tried to reset; but came right back; still no ABS light Test drove with scanne...
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1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L Battery VIN: 1GKFK16R3X
Car sat for 1 week before they picked the car up. The battery was dead, after charging, checked for current drain, none. Charged battery up, left sit again over night, dead again the next morning, checked again for amp draw, none, before parking for the night ...
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2001 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L engine light VIN: IGKEK63U51
check engine light comes on once every couple weeks and goes off on its own before the customer can make it in. this has been a problem for several months. i have never found anything in the history codes. now i have power at the dlc but cant get my genesis to...
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1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L front brakes VIN: 1HGCB7651P
hello fellow iatn techs we have a 1993 honda that locks the front wheels up. when the car is on the lift we find it extremely hard to turn the wheels. if we open the bleeder up the wheels turn freely on the lift. however upon driving the car on the road we don...
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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L No Start VIN: 1HGEM225X1
Brought vehicle into shop for no start. Has 1 spark at a spark plug & then nothing while cranking. No codes found. Mostly work on American vehicles. Can't find any help from Shop Key on troubleshooting this system. Has 185 RPM signal on Modis while cranking. T...
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1997 Isuzu N NPR 5.7L speedometer VIN: 4KLB4B1R1V
good morning the problem this vehicle has is when driving the speedometer goes dead then the trans goes out of gear .the problem is intermitent,but it happens frequently.i dont have any info on these vehicles has anyone seen a common problem similar to this? t...
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1989 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: SAJHY1543K
Good Evening, - I'm entering this for one of the other mechanics here at BCS. We have serviced this vehicle for several years. When it first came to us we noticed immediately that the tachometer and speedometer worked properly, while the rest of the instrumen...
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1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L no start VIN: SAJKD6047X
hello all, here is one for those jaguar techs i've got this jaguar here with an intermittent no start condition.customer states that it wont start at times, car has been to jaguar where the battery was replaced. customer brought the car here i inspected and fo...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L rear hatch
power locks can be heard when operated but hatch will not open does anyone know a way to open without destructive measures? can not remove trim while closed.
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L theft light VIN: 1J4GX48S02
Hello I need help with this Jeep Grand Cheokee. The theft light keeps coming on after the vehicle has started and run for 5 to 45 minutes. And sometimes very intermitant will experince a hard start or no start for few minutes. The code in the skim module is ( ...
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1998 Lexus GS300 3.0L blower VIN: JT8B68SXW0
A/C- heater blower does not come on, check fuses ok, check bower motor relay ok, #5 pin of relay goes to body ECU-1 pin 3 which reads 12v all the time. Even when selecting heater or a/c ECU-1 does not ground relay, when wire is disconnected and grounded all sy...
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1996 Mazda B2300 2.3L monitors do not rese VIN: 4F4CR12A3T
The vehicle came with code P 0446,fuel evaporation failure. A repair was done. And rthe vehicle has been driven over 400 miles and it does not reset all the monitors for smog. There is no engine light on and there is no other code or pending code other than p ... Trouble codes: P1000 (monitors are not set)
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1987 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JN8HD16Y8H
Ok.. I am at my wits end and do not believe I can afford to loose any more brain cells! I have never had something I could not fix by looking through the iATN posts and this is my first post in 9 years.. This Pathfinder is going into limp mode for a code 11. H... Trouble codes: 11 (CKP Circuit Failure)
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L oil light VIN: 1N4AL11D42
alldata states oil pressure at idle 14.2 pressure at 2000 rpm at42.64 need to know if any one has run in to this before
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1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3GR62C8S
Came in with mil light illuminated on Friday afternoon, scanned(80 and 109-PCM keep alive RAM reset)& cleared but 80 stayed. Car left and returned next week for repair. Rescanned, cdes 30 and 80 present. ISC actuator was replaced for sticking and racing engine... Trouble codes: 30 (ISC actuator slow or inoperative), 80 (TPS idle learn incomplete)
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1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L anti-theft VIN: 1G3NL52TXX
hello members, i have a 1999 olds alero/ 2.4l. vehicle is a no start, i have fuel, spark & injector pulse. i'd scan vehicle for codes, none, but not able retrieve data or codes from bcm i'd performed (passlock reprogramming auto learn) system is not reset...
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2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 2P4GP2439Y
hello techs i have this van that runs good on the road. but when it comes to a stop after idling for few seconds it cuts out then it dies. in the shop the van idles in park and i can feel it cut in out. Then i put in drive wait for a while and it starts to cut...
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1989 Pontiac Firebird 5.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2FS21E4K
Hello to all- This Firebird is well cared for and runs well for the most part. there is an intermittant noise from the dist. that sounds like the upper bearing may be worn, but the major issue is that on acceleration, as in merging onto the highway, or passing... Trouble codes: 32 (EGR error), 34 (map), 43 (ESC Failure Knock Sensor)
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1993 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G2HX53LXP
fellow techs i have an intermittent stall out and a misfire that take place at any time. the engine can be cold or hot, the stall out, when it occurs always happens after deceleration,(turning a corner) and then stepping on the gas. the engine will start right... Trouble codes: 17 (spark reference problem), 18 (camshaft crank error)
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1996 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G2FV32P0T
This T.A. runs like a scalded dog until you drive it for about 20-30 min. It will then slowly start to develop a misfire. At idle in gear it feels like just one cylinder. Upon accelleration, the misfires become more severe and exhaust backfires start. If you f... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple misfire), P1361 (di low resolution circuit)
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1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1G2NE52E6X
Hi there & thanks in advance.I replaced a 3.4 engine on this vehicle only for the customer to bring it back for fuel gauge & odometer inoperative after repair.Sender,IPC,BCM & PCM have all been replaced..Im not seeing the engine replacement & these two problem...
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2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L starter motor VIN: YS3FB45S33
Hello automotive people how are we all? please some insight requested. Doing Saabs for several years now but the sport sedan is reletivly new. This one didnt crank only click click. With the battery back up it started right up. Are there problems with the igni...
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1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L loss of power, idle bad VIN: 453BD6754X
car is on 3rd engine and this problem of p1507 code came with last engine. checked everything i can with help from alldata and shopkey, new iac from dealer 2 times(customer says)looks new too, but didn't remove and clean, tomorrow is another day. i checked all...
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2002 Subaru Forester L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4SBH806127
i have this sub here with a code 1507 it hasnt acted up for me tps sweeps good idle seems in control i found tsb for tps code but thats not the code i have .is there a common fault with these that im missing? thanks ,you guys are great. Trouble codes: P1507
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2005 Subaru Outback i 2.5L Heater VIN: 4S4BP61C35
I replaced the water pump,T-stat and timing belt (OE parts) in this vehicle. I added subaru cooling system conditioner. It returned a day later with no heat from the right heater vents and defroster. I flushed the heater core and drained the coolant and refill...
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2006 Subaru Outback XT 2.5L Starting VIN: 484BP62C75
CUSTOMER STATES: Dash lights come on but makes no sound when key turned to "Start." Tried to jump-start but made no difference. TECHNICIAN STATES: Inspected fusable links (passed). Load tested battery (FAILED). Performed remainder of testing with jumper batte...
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BF22KXW
this vechile was traded in to my dealership sold now the code p0171 fuel system lean is on and the traction control light comes on. now the first thing I noticed was the air in let tube from maf to throttle body all clamps loose and not seated properly took ca... Trouble codes: P0171
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2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L 1-2 shift & 2-3 shift VIN: JTEGH20V01
Costumer drove vehicle to shop & complaint about a shif problem that was starting to occur. I test drove vehicle & vehicle did present a slight shift delay & slip problem between 1-2. The check engine light was also on.Back in the shop the PCM was scanned & DT...
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2007 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L Keyless entry VIN: 4T1BE46K57
I have this car from local body shop, was towed in stated engine cranks but will not start, and keyless entry will not function. Problem occured when they let the battery discharge overnight and either jumpered or attempted to charge the battery. No one would ...
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2002 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC53012
Thanks for the input guys Derek nailed it but we had already readjusted the valves to .010 In & .013 Ex, the fuel trim is good now. No stalling, no code and a good steady idle. Thanks again Trouble codes: P0172.
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2000 Audi S4 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDD68D1Y
The short answer is the fix for this vehicle was the MAF sensor. The long answer: I got alot of extremely helpful responses to this post. I really appreciate everyones thoughts, ideas and information. I am quite experienced with lean codes for both Fords and ... Trouble codes: 17536 (Bank 1 LTFT Lean), 17538 (Bank 2 LTFT Lean).
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1999 BMW 318ti 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACG8334X
customer has not returned to further my investigation. bmw says there is no such animal as that solenoid, but, mitchell's wiring diagram clearly shows one located in the pass. comp. on the left side. I'll repost when and if I find out for sure. Trouble codes: 2 (running losses solenoid).
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2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L wipers VIN: WBAEP33493
UNFORTUNATELY WE DID NOT GET PROBLEM REPAIRED. WE HAD TO REFER CUSTOMER TO BMW DEALER. WE DID REPLACED THE WIPER CONTROL DOUBLE RELAY AND WIPER CONTROL GENERAL MODULE AND NO CHANGE IN TRYING TO FIX THIS PROBLEM. WE ARE NOT REAL STRONG IN BMW DIAGNOSTICS AND PR...
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1996 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L dome,door,lights VIN: 1G4CW52K8T
This problem is on my book keepers car, I had her positioned her seats and I pulled the fuse so she could least drive it with out batt. going dead, since then she "can't do without it" sooo if I ever get it back for the repair! I will post the fix. Thank yo...
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1992 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 2G1WN54T3N
Hi all I thank you all. Most responses were leading to crank sensor. What I found the next morning was wires from crak sens. to control module oil soaked and bare insulation. Repaired . Kept another day and drove again and are returning to customer tommorow. A...
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2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1GCCS1958Y
thanks to all that have responded iatn is one of the best tools in the shop!!! It turned out to be the pcm. We drove the vehicle with a pressure transducer hooked up to the fuel rail and when it acted up you could watch the pulses in the rail raise when the in...
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2002 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L No Start, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GNDU03E62
Hey guy's thanks for all the help. Some may know but I found that this vehicle has TWO crank sensors. One for the PCM and one for the ignition module. I checked the crankshaft pulley sensor for A.C. voltage and it was o.k. Then I checked the A.C. Voltage at th... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2003 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1GCCT19X93
First Thanks to Lee,David,Nathan,Joseph,Kenneth,Ron,Alex,& Chester,Most nail it it was an open on the purple wire, I went ahead and replaced the wire like David suggested. Went ahead and replaced the pigtail on pump also ,thanks for the # Nathan [...] Marty
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1995 Dodge Caravan LE 3.3L brake warning lite
after all the trouble I had with this vehicle, the customer finally told me that he had changed all the wiring himself. I took it it all apart and rewired and found he was missing a crucial wire. Thanks to all that helped.
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1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L No Start VIN: 1B4HS28Y6X
Thanks to everyone for their help, we replaced the IAC and the coolant temp sensor last Thursday and the truck has been driving good since. IATN is a excellent diagnostic help on some of these strange problems. Thanks again and we have another happy customer. ...
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2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R94
THE KNOCK SENSOR FIXED THIS ONE THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH THE LEAD ON THE SENSOR AND YES ITS FAIRLY EASY TO REPLACE W/O REMOVAL OF HEAD. MINE HAD A STUD WITH A SENSOR OVER IT AND FASTENED WITH A NUT. (NOT HOW ALL DATA PICTURED IT) THANKS GUYS. Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor circuit 1).
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1990 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FMEU14N7L
This one left without further repair. Manager decided to let them go as the consumer did not want to spend more money. Most of the replies repeated steps I had already done. I still wonder if the inop EGR could have any effect on the CO failure, which from th... Trouble codes: 44 (AIR system inop), 33 (EGR no or low flow).
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1994 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L timing belt VIN: 1FTRC10A2R
THANKS TO ALL THAT RESPONDED! I PURCHASED THE TOOL AS SOME HAD SUGGESTED. APPARENTLY, THERE ISN'T ANY OTHER WAY. JUST A QUICK NOTE OF INTEREST, THIS IS A MANUAL TRANS CALIF TRUCK, WHICH HAS A UNIQUE SET UP.
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1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTEX15NXS
Thanks to all that responded for the help. The truck is not fixed as of this time. The customer needed it back and will bring it back at a later date. All the responses that I recived, most I had already performed the actions, but nothing has repaired the vehi...
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2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP53U22
well robert hit it on the head, tapped the cam sensor and the car cut out, actually died. replaced the sensor, the housing looked fine. what it had to do with only cutting out when snowing i guess we'll never know! thanks for the replies!!!
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2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTYR44V03
Well, unfortunately, this one is still up in the air. I guess because the shop PC is running [...], I couldn't put as much info in the OP as I wanted. You see, I knew that the fuel trims were wacko and that the manifold vacuum was a problem. I did menti...
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2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L abs VIN: 1FMFU18L23
hi guys i put a new module in an program it and it all good thank you guys for the help
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2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L sunroof VIN: 1FMFU17L43
FOUND WIRING DIAGRAM THAT VERIFIED THAT THE ROOF WAS INDEPENDENT FROM ALL OTHER MODULES(BCM,PCM,GEM ETC.), ALSO SHOWED THAT IT HAD IT'S OWN MODULE, AFTER DIGGING-FOUND MODULE ABOVE HEADLINER NEXT TO MOTOR FOR SUNROOF, REPLACED MODULE AND PROBLEM APPEARS TO BE ...
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2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Overdrive VIN: 1FAFP33P6W
We pulled valved body and checked 3-4 shift valve was fine as well as all other valves.There was no debris in solenoid screen.We pulled transmisson and replaced it with used.Problem solved.I open the old trans up, Check the pump bushing support as well as rear...
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX21P84
We ended up sending this one to the ford house for further diagnosis to confirm that it needs injectors.. it needs #4 and #7 injectors... havnt herd from the customer if they are willing to put injectors in this truck... thank u all for the informative repli...
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1997 GMC Yukon SL 5.7L belt / pulley VIN: 1GKEK13ROX
Thanks for all the replies. A lot of you hit it right on the head. The customer had a ps pump installed a while back by another shop. They did not press the pulley on flush, only 1/8 inch out but it was enough to make it squeek. I pressed it on flush and all...
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2003 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4.2L MIL Lamp on, NO ACCELERATION VIN: P336225221
The only time this vehicle malfuntioned is in the extreme cold. Replaced the accelerator pedal sensor and all is good so far. thanks for your help... , MIKE.. Trouble codes: P1125.
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2005 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L transfer case VIN: 1GKDT13S55
Thanks to those who replied . it was the clutch pack that was worn , the fluid was a bit dark but not totaly black . i disassembled the case and found the clutches were worn ( just to look at them they looked ok but wth 18 disks 0.001 were will make them not ...
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1999 Isuzu Bighorn 3.0L diesel injection VIN: UBS73GW-72
thanks guys sorry about the late reply wanted to nail the damn thing first cheers to theses guys and what we did as a result From: Luisito from Arizona Date: Jan 15, 2008 6:18 PM Hi, Can you by pass the ECM to provide power to the injection pump? If it i...
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1999 Jaguar s type 3.0L operation of air con VIN: SAJACOIE3X
Thanks everyone,the car came back in yesterday with the air con blowing hot air constantly, after checking gas levels and operating pressures and temps previously I went to check the operation of the heater control valve(which is on the drivers side in RHD ca...
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1995 Jeep Wrangler Rio Grande 2.5L belt/idler pully VIN: 1J4FY19P8S
thanks for the replies. we rplaced belt again cleaned idler with abrasive stick. no noise at this point customer to report back after driving awhile. that idler pully still looks funky, but oh well!!
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4G2B8S7T
My sincere thanks for the many replies. Most said the crank sensor was the most common failure item and the cam sensor failure rate is negligible, also a lot of coil failures. So ... I tapped the crank sensor and tugged the harnesses, then monitored the fuel p... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft position sensor), P0138 (O2 sensor high volt).
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1999 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Whole car
Thanks again to all who replied and offered help. As most of you suggested I checked the steering dampner and it was totally shot. The piston rod literally fell into the body when I held it upright. Replaced with a new one and gingerly toook the Jeep up to spe...
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1966 Mercedes-Benz 230S 2.3L Hesitation VIN: 1110101209
I ended up taking ALL the information I received, (thanks to all) and changed the timing to 10* BTDC at idle in drive and raised the float level on both carbs to make more fuel available to the accelerator pumps. I test drove it and it is what I would conside...
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2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZWFT61L3Y
tested vehicle, and found that crank sensor is no good, cust called and i went to the customers house and there was no crank signal. replaced ckp and it is fixed. thanks to all that offered there assistance.
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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3WH52K3W
well i didnt get and oppertunity to fix this vehicle but what i did find was the warpage of the intake near the t body and also resmoked tested and found evidence of intake gasket leakage.I recomkmended to the customer that we remove the upper plenum and inspe... Trouble codes: P0102, P0171.
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2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3WH52H8Y
As many of you suggested, it was a MAF sensor issue, removed & cleaned sensor, road tested vehicle multiple times with no problems, guess I overlooked the obvious on this one. Thanks again for the replies, much appreciated. Trouble codes: P0131 (O2 signal low B1S1), P0137 (O2 signal low B1S2), P0300 (random cylinder misfire detected).
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1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G2HX52K3T
We replaced the fuel pump relay & the customer has had the vehicle for three weeks with no problem. One help [Michael fr Oklahoma] came through with inspect relays in convenience center below passengers glove box. They can buzz at times & terminals may become ...
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2004 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 3.4L security VIN: 1G2NF52E14
first time vehicle was in shop,so had no history on it. Battery was new but was not holding charge so we replaced the battery. That was first thing to do. Customer has not called since with any problems.
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2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L fan stays on VIN: WPOCA29963
Thanks for your response, it was the air temperature sensor. It poped out from the rubber housing and was touching the block so the dme was thinking that the air temprerature was hotter and kept the fan on until engine block cool down, I noticed that air te...
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2000 Saturn LS2 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JW52RXY
SORRY IT TOOK SO LONG TO CLOSE THIS... WE REPLACED THE CRANK POSITION SENSOR AND SINCE THE VEHICLE HAS LEFT THEY HAVE HAD NO FURTHER STARTING ISSUES. THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT HELPED US OUT ON THIS!! Trouble codes: P727, P0335, B (crank sensor-no engine speed detected), P1780 (trans code- unkown- seems to be related to not signal to or from ecm).
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1989 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L spindle/steering knuckle VIN: JT4VN01D8K
i found a spindle rethreader kit with a 1"5/8x16 die that cleaned it up.the spindle nut spun on and off great.snap on tool #rd8lt.
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Can not fuel VIN: JT2BG22K4W
Thank you for all responses spiders are good home builders cleared vent hose problem fixed!!! IATN RULES BEST TOOL I EVER BOUGHT!!!Thanks again Mike [...]
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 4T1BE32452
Thank you all for quick responses. Most of you recommended valve seals as a remedy, which I agree. So I recommended valve stem seals replacement with possible piston ring or oil seal damage. The customer wants to get a second opinion. So, until I get the ca...
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