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1995 Acura Legend L 3.2L starting circuit VIN: JH4KA7661S
goodday to all fellow technicians, about 2 months ago we got an acura which came in for a (no-crank) condition. after checking vehicle's basic fuses found in the driver side fuse panel fuse #15 blown. after replacing fuse which is only 7.5amp fuse vehicle cra...
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1998 Audi A4 1.8L engine VIN: WAUCB28D7W
Techs: I really require some help with this one.. Vehicle came into shop on hook, customer said that a loud clicking developed & engine lost power (misfiring badly/light flashing)could restart, but was undrivable due to misfiring. my basic checking included a ...
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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDH68D31
Hello all, I have an Audi, that's driving me nuts. This car came in a month ago, with catastrophic failure due to camshaft tensioner failure. Bank 2 valves bent. I replace bank 2 cylinder head. Both tenioners and chains, timing belt, etc. Originally machine sh... Trouble codes: 17819 (Secondary Air Inj Bank 2 Flow too low), 16684 (Misfire recognized), 16685 (Cylinder 1 misfire), 17537 (Bank 2 LTFT too rich), 16717 (Knock sensor 2 signal too high), 16688 (cyliner 4 misfire)
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2008 Audi A6 3.2L ignition switch VIN: WAUDH74F18
THis car came off of the tow truck, they had to pull the parking brake fuse out to disingage the p. brake, and manualy override the shifter to set it in N. Shifter manual override got broken due to that action:). now sitting here with no start, had to recut th...
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1987 BMW 316 1600CC Excessive Emissions VIN: WBAAC51090
hello everyone i have an old 316 BMW which we bought as a wreck,and we are trying to assemble it, i need vacuum hoses diagram for caburetor,emission control system. if anyone can suply the diagram it will be very apriciated thanks in advance
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1993 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2G1WL54T4P
Hello everyone, I need some help on this chev. Here is what I have. Vehicle came in not running very good and stalling. We checked it out and found a code 82 3X signal error. So we unplugged the ignition module 2-wire connector. We connected a test light betwe... Trouble codes: 82 (3X Signal Error)
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1995 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G1BL52W4S
well, this car is killing me! i replaced dist. module,replaced module connector. alldata tests tell me that the dfist. is bad in one test, another test tells me that the ground circut for module is open, the ground circut is fine,rewired it,cleaned all grounds... Trouble codes: 16 (lo res pulse circut)
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1997 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation, Poor Accel, VIN: 1GCGC29R2V
Customer is complaining of Poor acceleration when trying to pass other cars. There are no codes stored in any system. Engine runs smoothly and transmission will pass a stall test. Upon roadtesting transmission is down shifting, going in and out of overdrive, t...
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2000 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNBJ13C1Y
Hello everyone and thank you for your help ahead of time. We have a 2000 chevy tracker- this vehicle came in with a poor running condition after warmed up. Verified after 5 minutes of run time it starts to chug and will stall. Fuel pressure holds, coil firing ...
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2GIWF52E21
Hello this is my own vehicle the problem on this car, every time that I step on the gas pedal my car does not respond like it should all I heard is like a buzz in the intake (throttle) and it takes me a while to pick up speed does not misfire this morning fina... Trouble codes: P0404 (egr open position performance)
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2003 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L dome lights VIN: 1GNDM19X03
Dome lights stay on unless you use the over-ride switch on the headlight switch. Scanned for body data, showed that the rear door jam switch was closed (door open). Dealer sent us a normal door jam switch, but could not find one like it anywhere in sight. Remo...
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2004 Chevrolet Impala SS 3.8L engine VIN: 2G1WP52174
Hello fellow techs. I have the Impala SS 3.8l vin #1 w/ a supercharger. It has an engine noise (ticking)in the lifter galley. You can hear it at the bottom of intake and also in the block along (close to knock sensor) the oil pan rails. Pulled valve covers and...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23214
This Duramax gives a P0016 code. the data has a CMP miss PID that is constantly counting up. I have a good sensor pattern @ the computer so I installed a different one. Same problem. Can the CMP sensor be faulty & still give a good pattern? Is there something ... Trouble codes: P0016 (CKP/CMP corelation)
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L dome and headlamps VIN: 3C8FYBB41T
Cruiser came in with a complaint of flickering lights with engine running. Both headlights and dome lamps. Tested battery with midtronics, tested good. Checked voltage at battery steady with at 13.1 to 13.4. AC voltage maxed at .04. Voltage across the dome lam...
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2002 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L Excessive Emissions, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EL46R02
O.k. this one is driveing me crazy. Customer just purchased. Called said was getting lower gas millage then expected and check engine light came on and went off on a 40 mile trip. On his way to the shop on scheduled day it died (lost all power and motor quit) ... Trouble codes: 172 (rear bank fuel system rich), 175 (front bank fuel system rich)
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2004 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD46R64
I have this concorde that will set code Po344 after a long drive,20+ miles or more,when this happens the engine feels like it is running out of fuel,I ran a hose from inside vehicle and fed it propane when this occured and made no difference.I have tested for ... Trouble codes: P0344
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2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L shaft VIN: 1B7GG22X4Y
Thanks in advance. I have this dakota that has alot of play in the steering wheel (almost 1/4" play side to side).I found the intermediate shaft ujoints are junk/worn out.My question is does anyone know where I can buy another shaft for this truck.No listing a...
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L freeze plug VIN: 3B7KF26741
Small (3/8" dia) freeze plug at RR corner of cylinder head is leaking. Not much room back there to extract or install new plug. Anyone out there with a sure fire way to do this short of pulling the head? We have a lot of theories, but I am looking for someone ...
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L firing VIN: 3B7HF13Z41
this is on my truck, i replaced the intake gaskets last night and went to start the truck and it wouldnt started, ck all my connections everything was fine, scanned with our scan tool found no trouble codes, ck fuel pressure its fine, but when i checked to see...
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1993 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FACP42E8P
got this 93 stang gt 50 that will not start, car has been sitting for over a year. At first we had no fuel pressure, but replaced the fuel pump relay, now when I turn the key on I do get fuel pressure. When I crank I do have spark, fuel pressure but no pulse t...
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1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L master cly VIN: 2FTHF36G4R
Hi everybody we replaced the clutch master and slave in this truck because it was bypassing inside. After we had no peddle. We found the master to be faulty so we got another one. Both were Ford parts. After that the peddle was very light and we could hardly f...
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1994 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FBJS31H4R
We have this van here that idles rough.If you put a timing light on coil wire,when the moter cuts out for a second or two the timing light stops flashing.On road test,when you accel there is a slight hesitation.The timing light skipping leads me to believe the...
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1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FASP11J2S
Came in jerking while driving, under load, found bad wires, replaced and found idle is up and down.Scan data shows no MAF readings at idle or snap throttle.Fuel pressure is 32 at idle and 38 with regulater unpluged. Engine sounds fine just idleing up and down ...
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1995 Ford Aspire 1.3L No Start VIN: KNJLT06HXS
Lady said car ran fine, shut it off restarted ran rough. next tine would not start. Came to me dead. Checked had no spark. Replaced cracked rotor and dist cap. Have spark. Still no start. Compession 125 fuel pressure 45-50 lbs Injectors pulse noid light Has ...
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L calipers,pins VIN: 1FTZX18W8W
this truck has a click type noise from the front brakes only when appling brakes.parts have been replaced with aftermarket and then oe. only to be fixed for a little while.seems the pins and the guide hole keeps wearing and allows the caliper to cock causing t...
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2000 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Converter clutch VIN: 1FMYU60X6Y
Easter greetings , My explorer has a code PO741 torque converter clutch system stuck off , customer complaint "slipping" .Driving the car with Ethos monitoring converter percentage of application indicates 0% at idle then changing with gear and throttle applic...
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2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU74EXY
customer came in with a dead cylinder #3 we r&r the engine with a long block from ford after getting the truck running it was quite rough and on a road test would be very sluggish and pop and backfire - smells like rotten eggs - double checked all fuel injecto...
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L interior lights VIN: 3FTSW31L91
I need info or help: Interior dome, glovebox, cargo lite inoperative. Both power and ground wiring from light relay is good=all light bulbs good=replaced for good measure. # 14 fuse on panel good, volts on both ends. Light relay is good, but no volts from any ...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FMZU63E32
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this. This Explorer came in with the light on and a code P0745 stored for pressure control solenoid A. I drove the vehicle and the 2 to 3 shift drags out, then briefly slips and goes into 3rd. The OD light will begin t...
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L no crank VIN: 1FDR200000
No start. brought in from body shop , attempted theft left lock and cylinder damaged. Now the good stuff!!! key works normally but no start no crank. glow plug lite comes on and turns off like it should fuel pump turns on for a moment but won't crank. looked ...
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2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17W63
FOrd guys I really need some help on this problem child, this vehicle came in for smog check engine lamp was on for cyl #2 misfire, found defective coil and fouled spark plug, replaced coil and plug and continued testing, found bank #2 cats burned up which is ...
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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L steering VIN: 1FTWW31P05
Steering effort / noise?? This truck has hydroboost. The steering is normal while driving around with the exeption of some minor whining (especially while brake/turning). Parking lot manuvers while braking make steering quite difficult (hard to get it in the s...
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2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14546
Hey guys. I'm still having trouble with this one. This is what happened so far. Truck came in stalling, missing, rough. He had diesel mixed with gasoline in the tank so I cleaned it out. Also, he says he had no oil and added a couple of quarts, and he doesn't ...
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1998 GMC K3500 Sierra SL 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GTHK33J1W
customer just bought truck,complaint is rough surgy idle and sometimes stall at stops.he replaced iac,map sensor and plugs trying to fix.we found fuel filter plugged solid,we did an injector clean with GM cleaner,balance test and checked injector resistance wh...
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1996 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L air bag VIN: JHMRA1860T
thanks for checking this one out. customer came in with complaint of air bag light on. they has been to honda dealer earlier in the week and had it diagnosed prior to bringing in to us. they diagnosed failure of air bag control module. we did not perform any t...
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2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Mechanical VIN: KMHDN45D52
hello all...i have this elantra that is a little noisy. the customer thought that we were going to replace his timing belt because of a belt noise. He neglected to inform us of any noise, we were replacing belt due to maintenace needs. i did not hear anything ...
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1995 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L right head VIN: JNKNG01D5S
This Q45 has a noise when cold. Slapping noise from front of right head. I hear these timing chain tensioners can sludge up and stick. Any ideas? Flush the motor? Oil is clean. In AllData it looks like the right tensioner can be replaced fairly easy through a ...
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1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L hvac VIN: SAJAV134XG
This Jag won't change temp no matter where the knob is set. Occasionaly it will change on it's own but with no regularity. The air modes and blowers seem to work properly. I have tried to adjust the amplifier with no change. I can power the servo from the ampl...
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2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJFA24C4Y
hi guys specially jag techs, today i've got an xj8 model year 2000 , a very intermittent , you can drive for 100 km before it acts up with the problem, mil on, dtc in generic obd 2 p0121 , goes into limp mode, fail safe on display plus trac not available-- t... Trouble codes: P0121
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GW58S2X
Jeep towed in for no start---Found gas gage and battery gage not working when key turned on---Found ASD relay buzzing with key on---no check engine light and not able to communicate. If we jump the ASD relay 30 to 87, the jeep will start and stay running, we t...
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1J4GX48502
Hey y'all, this Jeep was hauled in yesterday, but before I ask any questions, I figure you should hear what I was told first. This man's wife was driving down the highway doing about 60 or so when their teenagers got into a scuffle in the back seat. Somehow, ...
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2001 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB12111
Customer stated this started all at once.Car will not accelerate but seems to idle just fine.Slight acceleration is decent but not under any load. plugs were not gummed up.This acts like a fuel problem because it will popback through the intake slightly like a... Trouble codes: P0422 (Main cat. below threshold), P1693 (Manufacturer Control Aux .inputs/outputs), P0460 (Fuel level sensor), P0501 (Speed sensor A Range/Performance), P0304 (Cyl. missfire 4), P0300 (Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected)
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2003 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L MIL Lamp on, no throttle response VIN: SALNM22203
The Intake manifiold assy with motors was replaced due to rattle of VIS intake flap. I noticed that the fuel system adaptation was uneven from b1 to b2. The Autologic scan tool had a message that the "reset adaptations" function should only be performed if cer... Trouble codes: P1639 (Throttle position adaptation), P1569 (cruise control signal line)
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Ignition key VIN: SALME11403
Hello everyone, I have a 03 RR in the shop and the key won;t turn in the ignition switch, mounted in the center console. I stick the key in, the steering wheel unlock motor activates, but not the solenoid in the ignition lock. I removed the ignition switch a...
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1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L No Start VIN: JT8UF11E0N
We have this 1992 lexus ls400 with spark always, fuel pressure good always, Vehicle will start and stall immediately, check injetor pulse, only pulses for three seconds, power source to injector is good, ecm is not grounding injectors for unknown resons. Check...
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2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L r.r. wheel assembly VIN: JTJHF10U52
customer is coming back next week so hope information given will help and i can rectify the concern.Noise was definately coming from right rear could it be a dry bearing etc.thanks again in advance.
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2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Cruise VIN: 1LNHM87AD2
I have this LS that the Cruise is inop. We have tried to run the self test to no avail. The cruise engage light on the dash will not light at any time even during bulb test at key on. So I pulled the cluster and ck'ed the bulb and it works?? I have tested the ...
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1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB3538X
hello , can anyone tell the correct voltage reading for the egr boost sensor at rest with no vacuum applied to it. the reading i have is 4.24v key on engine off. the intake manifold has been removed and the egr passages and boost sensor hole have been cleaned.... Trouble codes: P0402 (excessive egr flow)
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2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L noise
This is an odd one. this customer complains of as siren noise any time the engine is running. he mentions it has been doing this for a couple of weeks and he has witnessed the noise change;high pitch, low pitch, loud scream. i can only hear it at idle. the thr...
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1981 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L engine VIN: WDBC820A08
Hello benz-guys. So impressed of the result with my previous post with another mercedes that i decided to try with this one. this car is giving me trouble. (I'm a bmw fan, not MB) so the first complaint of that car was SMOKE... lot of smoke... so i went with r...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.8L seat belt light VIN: WBBEA28E1P
Seat belt light flashes and dome light stays on when you get into car and close either front door. Continues to do this even after you buckel up and start car. Only stops if you shut off car and leave either front door open. We don't usually work on MB, and no...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L upper vents in heat mode VIN: WBGA33E7SA
The customer complaint now is not enough volume of air coming out of the center vents in heat mode. I have verified this, specifically when you set the temp wheel up a bit you can hear the fan running, you can even turn the fan to the manual High mode and very...
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2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Electronic VIN: 4A3AA46G31
Hey, We have this 01 galant, it sets overdrive, second and underdrive solenoid codes pretty much right away. Trans shop already replaced solenoids. Interesting thing is that all 3 solenoids(engine at idle, in park) are being switched at 2kHz by the pcm. A cle...
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2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D31
This Maxima has no symptoms other than MIL. Idle is good, and seems to change upon IAC disconnection. Intake manifold Smokes ok and idle does not change on spraying intake so no leaks. Have read coolant leaks damaging IAC and taking out PCM so I am looking for... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle system failure)
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2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1DA31A52
Ok Nissan people, HELP!!! This one has been kicking our butt for 3 months. Came in with mil on, found code for convertor efficiancy low, bank 1. Alldata shows the firing order that #1 is the front bank, but when I look at the engine, the rear bank is closer to...
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1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme S 3.4L Unknown VIN: 1G3WH55XXR
car came in with rear brakes grinding, pedal going to floor. inspected and found need for calipers, rotors and pads in rear. never test drove before repair due to safety issue. on test drive after repair found brake pedal hard at times, pedal fades but no abs ...
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1998 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L cooling system VIN: 1G3GR62C5W
This car is a headache. I have replaced two components to this cooling system and the car continues to intermittently overheat. The customer is the only one that can get it to overheat. I have let the car sit running for over an hour, ran it hard for 10 minute...
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2005 Other European ForTwo .7L abs VIN: WME4503321
2005 Smart Car ForTwo ABS light on. We have Snap-On Modis and can retrieve some information. Does anyone know how to get information to repair ABS light on issue? Help!
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1989 Pontiac Bonneville LE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2HX54C1K
after module replacement corrected bc5 voltage,code reappeared.repeated step 1 ck voltage at cam sensor connector and now circuit A voltage changed from 10 volts to five while circuit C voltage remained normal.ck circuit 633,ok.after another module and a lot o... Trouble codes: 41 (cam signal)
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1997 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.4L Wheel Cylinders VIN: 1GMDX03E7V
12,000 km(1.5 years) ago Cust. bought vehicle and came in for checkup. Rear wheel Cylinders were leaking and contaminated the shoes. front pads were low and rotors slightly warped. Performed full brake service(new rotors, pads, shoes, Wheel Cyl, Hardware and b...
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1997 Audi A4 2.8L hard start VIN: WAUEA88DXV
Vehicle is not fixed. Thank you all for your suggestions ,but maybe I could have posted it better. Some mentioned the vacuum being low, but we live at 10,000 feet above sea level. Others suggested MAF but it would not affect high fuel pressure. We have 78 psi ... Trouble codes: P0102.
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Coolant temp gauge VIN: WAUEH64B11
Sorry for the late response. the customer finally returned with the car. In the interim I hooked up to an '01 A4 and took comparison readings. This car was dead cold and had ambient and coolant temps of 17C. in the G62 sensor in group one engine. The group 17 ...
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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L instrument cluster VIN: TRUWT28N21
WE DIDNT SPEND TO MUCH TIME ON THIS PROBLEM , AFTER GETING ALL REPLAYS FROM TECH ON IATN.WE RETURNED CAR TO COSTUMER , AND HE IS GOING TO TAKE IT TO DEALER TO , FIX THIS PROBLEM. THANKS TO ALL TECHS FOR HELPING BROTHER IN NEED.
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L No 3-4 shift VIN: WBADD6325V
I'd like to thank Jim [...] and the former BMW Tech from Michigan that called me(I forgot his name). I decided recommend that this vehicle be taken to the dealer. Being as I don't have the right scanner or the knowl...
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2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KE54Y5Y
3 DAY'S 72HOUR'S OFF AND ON AND A CUPPLE OF 6 PACK'S IT FIXED! THIS ONE WAS A LITTLE CRAZY. LIKE I SAID THE VEHICLE WAS MISSING ON #3 CYL AND SO I CHECKED COMPRESSON ON THAT CYLNDER AND IT WAS GOOD 150PSI (SPECS IS 140 TO 150) SO GRABED A NIOD LIGHT AND HAD PU... Trouble codes: P0303.
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1993 Chevrolet Corsica LT 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1G1LT553T1
Thanks for all the advice and I have to say it came down to a multiple issue. First the intake gasket slid over on #3 and caused a leak, but also I checked a little deeper and found a bad lifter on #3 exhaust too. Replaced the lifter and intake gasket, Button...
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1994 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2G1FP22S2R
Well, once again thanks for all the responses. Call this one fixed although we cheated. The linear EGR does not operate until the engine is under load. When the car was on the dyno I was able to watch the egr toggle. Every time the egr turned off the nox shot ...
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L brake lamp VIN: 1GCEK19V2Y
found pinched/chafed wire under the truck thanks iatn
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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GNT13SX22
The variable cam requlator (FR on cyl head) has a screen that was fairly pluged as per Mikes post. This did not fix my misfire code but did help with fuel trim. Most other posts refer to bace eng problems especialy valve seats. The customer was going to get a... Trouble codes: P0302.
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1985 Chrysler Fifth Avenue 5.2L oil pressure VIN: 1C3BF66P1F
Here is where I have left off and hopefully someone will get some use full info from it. The oil pressure bleeds off over night and I end up with a bottom end know when first starting in the morning. There is a check valve in the filters I use and I have tr...
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1986 Dodge Daytona 2.2L No Start VIN: 1B3BA44E8G
Thanks to everyone who replied. Most replies suggested a MAP sensor or coolant sensor problem, I found data readings to be within specs. I checked injector wiring and ground wires, all were in good shape. When I tried to start it at wide open throttle injector...
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1998 Dodge Caravan 2.4L blower motor VIN: 2B4FP25B3W
Well this one really threw me for a loop, tried the have it running and try to turn key slightly and see if airtbag light came on, and yep sure did. Before repair I cleared the codes, and all 3 came back. replaced lock cyl(was worn out) and switch. tada the co...
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2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B4HB15Y6Y
Thanks to all that replied. I went to the bulk connector on the firewall, disconnected, found no moisture, reconnected. With the koeo, no mil, pulled on wiring, mil came on, engine started. Pulled on wiring, engine died. Ordered harness, stick a fork in this o...
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1985 Ford F-250 XL 6.9L No Start VIN: 1FTHX2619F
The truck had a bad lift pump. I found it with all your help. In all this was a big disaster. The fuel pump had crapped out and I think, as was suggested by some that the injection pump was pulling all the fuel it needed. Once I changed the filter the seal ...
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1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53S5Y
hello everyone sorry it took so long to reply. wanted to make sure the car was fixed, the problem was two things first was there was a bad connection going to the power dist box under the hood from the battery that was causing the 1260 code when cranking. the... Trouble codes: P1260 (theft deterent engine disable), B1600 (ign key transponder not received), 1232 (antenna not connected).
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP5526Y
Thanks for all replies. Pretty much all said to look at cam sensor. I got looking and see several posts on these. Haven't got car back yet, sorry for delay. Also, gonna try the Dorman part, awfully reasonably priced through the local parts store. Thanks again
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Stall, VIN: 1FTNX21SX3
THANKS TO ALL WHO ANSWERED, BUT THE VEHICLE NEVER MISSED A LICK , CUSTOMER DECIDED TO TAKE THE TRUCK AND SAID HE WILL LET ME KNOW IF IT DOES IT AGAIN. GUESS WE WILL SEE.
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1996 GMC K1500 Suburban 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GKFK16R8T
Well, this rig never came back with any problem, so I am going to call it fixed for now at least. Some of the replies said that I might have intake leaks or some other fuel control problem, but I do not think this was the case since the fuel trims were near p... Trouble codes: P0157 (O2 B2S2 low voltage reading).
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2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1862Y
Thanks to all who replied, especially Jerry and Fred who both suggested the EGR valve. The story didn't end there though. I replaced the EGR, then test drove again. The fuel trims were higher, but were still slowly dropping after an hour long road test. I ... Trouble codes: P0172 (fuel metering too rich).
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2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25SX4
I can now close this fix with confidence. After the IFS sensor arrived I called the customer to tell her parts were in. She said that later that evening the lamp went off and the tach started to work again and was not sure if it was still or really broken. I... Trouble codes: P0320 (Ignition / Distributor engine speed input circuit).
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2006 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.4L flywheel
Many thanks to all who responded. I went ahead and reused the flywheel, scuffed it with 180 grit emery cloth as chrysler recomends and all is well. Oh and I also found out this guy trashed the clutch in his last 03 wrangler. Some people never learn that booze ...
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2001 Lexus GS430 4.3L timing belt VIN: JT8BL69S51
THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO ALL THAT RESPONDED. WE JUST WANTED TO VERIFY WE WERE USING THE RIGHT MARKS. ALLDATA WANTED THE CAMS TURNED PAST THE "T" MARKS AND WE DID NOT FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH THAT. MARKS ARE USUALLY THERE FOR A REASON!! WE INSTALLED THE NEW BELT- TU...
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2005 Lincoln LS Luxury 3.0L parking brake VIN: 1LNHM86S25
Hello all. Sorry so long before posting fix. wanted to make sure it was fixed before i posted. Vehicle has been gone 2 weeks now so i called customer they said all was well. Special thanks to William and Kristopher. William set me on track with the coolant val...
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1997 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BC1417V
Thanks everyone. We were able to reset idle speed with help of Dannys responce. Was able to ground circuit and avoid OEM tool in this case and car idled down well. Tube was starting to crack (snorkle) so we replaced preventatively and customer is happy. Ho... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle system failure).
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1998 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BC1425W
GOOD MORNING! HEY GUYS THIS CAR WAS FIXED, THANKS ALL OF YOU WHO READ MY POST AND REPLIED. AGAIN WHILE WATCH MY SCOPE WITH 02 ,TPS,AND MAF SENSOR I FOUND THAT AS SOON AS I GIVE IT A LITTLE THROTTLE IT WILL GETTING RICH AND MY TPS VOLTAGE HAVE 5 VOLTS ,CHECK GR...
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2001 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA22181
I would like to thank everyone who took the time to respond. I have waited a couple of weeks to post a fix, because I wanted to be sure. As many of you had said about having a distributor problem, I did go back explore again and found nothing different (exce...
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2002 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Surge VIN: 1YGF22DO25
Thanks to everyone who responded, especially alan from Calif who correctly advised resetting the KAM in order for the PCM to relearn properly, thanks again alan
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2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1N6ED27Y5Y
This actually turned into a much simpler issue to fix once the coil finally decided to stop all together.the dist cam and crank sensor signals were always fine the mass air flow worked and read and responded well.but once the coil shorted completly the issue ...
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2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D12
i assume the car is fixed, the customer has not been back. hopefully good. all i did was clean the intake, and check computer for moisture. thanks all chris
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1996 Oldsmobile LSS 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3HY52K5T
Hi Folks, This one is down the road. The 5 responses I got were all very helpful. As suggested I put a headlight bulb across the connector for the evap control solenoid to simulate the draw of that unit. The light came on while running the car but started bli... Trouble codes: 1655 (EVAP solenoid control circuit does not turn on MIL), 1654 (A/C relay control circuit turns on MIL after 2nd start).
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1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L cluster/no start VIN: 1G3NL5273X
found water had seeped in behind the left hand fuse block, replace fuse block and customer had water leak at weinsheild fixed, everything working good for now
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2000 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GHDT13W4Y
hi guys- i'm able to close this request with some added info. i tried shimming th crank sensor - as suggested by alex from Ga.. this did not help, i was aware of a tsb for that- but it didn't come up on this particular vehicle. roger from Alberta suggested a t...
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1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Steering VIN: 1G2NE52E1X
Thanks for the help. A couple of people thought that the rebuilt pump might be bad. Some had run into shafts that had broken on rebuilt pumps. Others thought it might be a bad flow control valve or the VES actuator. I talked with the owner again and learned th...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1G2NF52T11
I want to thank everyone for the response I got to this post. 18 people took the time to offer help and the majority of responses were dealing with the coil housing, excess oil pressure causing lifters to hold the valves open or jumped timing chain. As I state...
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2004 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L ignition switch VIN: 1G8AJ52F94
thanks to all who responded especially mark [...]. he hit it right on. the shifter was forced and bent. replaced with a used part. customer very happy! thanks again.
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2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 2.5L Axle Brg. VIN: JS3TD62V2Y
Thanks very much for the three gents that took the time to help me. After removing the Rt side and center drop out all fit correctly. reassembled and still would not go together. Finally found what must have been damage to housing from bearing coming apart but...
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2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 4T1BF28B2Y
I have found it, believe it or not it was a cracked flexplate, but also the torque converter was very wet with trans fluid but not by the input seal, I magnafluxed it and could find no cracks but there was trans fluid leaking and the only thing wet was the fle...
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2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TZF13C61U
Thanks for all the help. It ended up having an aftermarket cat. It also needed a/f sensor and down stream o2 sensor. Cat and sensors where replaced with toyota parts. Than the moniters ran and it passed emisions. Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat. Eff low bank 1).
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1996 Volkswagen Golf CL 1.8L oil pressure light VIN: 3VWEKD1H6T
I would like to thank everone who replyed to my help request. It ended up being the sensor we installed on a previous repair. We had thought is was an oil tempature sender but in fact is was the high pressure (1.8 bar) sender. It was located on the oil filter ...
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1999 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start VIN: WVWBA31J2X
Sorry for the delay, but we had to send this one to a dealer. The dealer said that they did not have communication with the PCM and that they found a blown fuse and a broken wire. I did have communication with the computer and none of the fuses were blown when... Trouble codes: P0725 (Engine speed signal a/t controller signal), P1857 (Data bus powertrain missing message from engine controller), P1850 (Load signal error message from engine controller).
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