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2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L air bags VIN: 4USBT33423
The air bag warning light stays on. There ar 16 codes in the safety information module, SIM. There are no codes in either of the two satellite modules. Baum scanner will not communicate, Launch scanner communicates, reads codes, says it clears codes, the airba...
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1996 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13R6T
Customer complaint of running rough.The ck engine light was on before the intake repair and after.I only scanned after repair,with a po300 since they were looking for a leak,coolant.Looking up misfire data #5 was misfiring,pulled plug black sutty deposits,comp... Trouble codes: P0161, P0300
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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W4V
at idle cyls 4&5 high misfire counts other cyls low counts,-11 cam retard (timing-distributor not adjustable)has the correct fuel pressure i also pulsed the injectors with my snap on solus(has a new cpi)all cylinders were the same when the idle is raised misfi... Trouble codes: 300 (misfire), 463 (high voltage feedback from fuel level sensor)
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1998 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 7.4L 1-2 shift VIN: 1GCHK3356W
This truck has a harsh 1-2 shift on light throttle only. All other shifts are fine and 1-2 shift is smooth with medium or heavy throttle. Also noticed a 2-1 downshift clunk once in a while. only codes are the 02 sensor codes.
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1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEL19W7X
We have a recurring catalyst failure on this van. 5 Cats total. 1st 3 were replaced with aftermarket cats, code comes back after about 4 or 5 monitor runnings. Van drives and runs 100%. Received suggestions of possible misfire, van has been tuned and there are... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst low efficiency)
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2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L brake lights VIN: 1GCHG39R52
this is the third chevy van i have seen with this problem . first two didnt have time to leave them . brake lights work normal with headlights off . when headlights turned on brake lights and bottom tail lights go off when pedal pressed . center brake light wo...
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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Belt tensioner VIN: 1GNEC13Z22
This truck came in with a broken ac belt,i installed a new ac belt,put all back together ,started the engine and with the ac on and reving the engine from 1500 to [...] the ac belt tensioner chatters big time and makes this horrible noise ,(the tensioner is...
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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Mechanical VIN: 1G1JC52F85
Hello all techs, I am actually just looking for some advanced input.I have a 2.2 ecotec with a very loud what sounds to be lifter tap or chain tensioner noise.I have seen many posts in archives for chain failures,but not so much for noise.Tomorrow I will be r...
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1998 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Surge VIN: 1B7MC3369W
By the code description I need an ECM however before we spend $1900 of the customers money would like some input from the great techs at IATN as I'm not sure if its one problem or a symptom of the ECM failure. Here's the scoop when cold or sitting 1-2 hrs the ... Trouble codes: P0606, P1698
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L No Start VIN: 3B7HF16Y7X
beating ourselves up over this one.towed in to our shop had been at other shop.checked for spark ok checked fuel pressure 45psi.scanned found no trouble codes all sensors seem to be in reason.checked compression 135-140psi.set timing light on #1 and cranked en...
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2002 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, EXTENDED CRANKING VIN: 1B7GL12X62
on cold starts & after sitting for a short period of time, engine cranks & won't start untill accelerator is applied slightly. also has rough idle felt threw truck, but no engine light or missfire.
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Converter clutch circuit VIN: 3D7HU18N22
Code P0740 present. I've diagnosed converter clutch solenoid as problem. Is there anything else I need to check?? 45RTE transmission. Shifting wise there seems to be very slight slip before shifting to next gear. I used MODIS and scanned TSR sensor and values ...
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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L convertor clutch VIN: 3B7KF236X2
Hi people, why do we get ourselves into these messes? The trans shop called me up to help with a problem vehicle. This is a very good trans shop in the first place. We seem to have a problem with the TCC engaging and disengaging for no apparent reason looking ...
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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck Laramie 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7KS28C95
Customer states a problem with a no start at all times, it will start with starter fluid and it runs well , but when tring to restart it wont no matter how long it sits. They also said once it is started and idling when you snap the throttle the idle wont come...
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1989 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FABP45E8K
Need help please with this twin turbo-charged Mustang. Engine itself is bone stock, right down to the throttle body, stamped steel rockers and cam. We are running 36 lb injectors and 255 lph pump, Mass air pipe was sent out and calibrated for these injectors T... Trouble codes: 66 (MAF/VAF low circuit ground)
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1993 Ford Taurus SHO 3.2L drive belt tensioner VIN: 1FALP54PXP
customer tried to replace drive belt by moving tensioner with a tire iron and tensioner retaining pin broke off in mounting bracket. tensioner part # is [...]. ford can't get it, neither can napa or carquest. tried all my usual scrap yards - no luck. even...
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L cmp VIN: 1FALP52U2V
Hi all: got this Taurus 3.0 that needs a cam position sensor, as it winks out occasionally. Question is, Alldata says a special tool is needed to get it back in position: I was going to just set it on TDC and eyeball it, but Alldata says this will cause proble...
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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU35P2V
greetings to all this came from another repair shop,it has o2 sensor heater fault codes the previous shop did install a new o2 in bank 2sensor 1 to see if the code would go away but it did not.i checked for power going to the heater at the o2 and all is good.i... Trouble codes: P0135, P0155
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Electronic VIN: 1FMZU34E6W
This vehicle came in with a flashing 4wd light both low and 4high.The customer was on his way back form a out of state trip and the lights started flashing. There was no drivability problems. Pulled a code from the gem modual p1850 contact plate b cirit fault....
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Fuel leak VIN: 2FMZA5144W
I have a fuel leak at the pressure connection at the fuel rail. Can anyone tell me where to get a repair kit to repair the connection with. I need a new barbed quick connector to plug into the fuel rail and need to atach it to the hose which is 1/4 " ID and a ...
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Starting VIN: 1FAFP53U4X
This car died in front of my shop. Customer asked if I would look at it. I am a TRANNY GUY, but with business the way it has been have been looking to expand somewhat. Scaned and had a P0340? CMP sensor, told customer I would replace sensor and hope for the be...
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTZR15X9Y
Hello Ford guys, we did an engine on this truck about 10k ago. Customer says the fuel economy has gone from 20mpg with old engine to 13mpg, with this one, and he thinks it's getting worse. He says it runs excellent, no check engine light, has no driveability i...
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP55U61
Thank you all in advance for your comments. This car came in the shop with a misfire code number 2 cylinder. Test ignition and fuel system found plugs are worn replaced plugs made no difference. Further testing includes compression test number two cylinder is... Trouble codes: P0302 (misfire number two cylinder)
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21L23
tested all grounds and power input on pcm,tested wires to crank sensor the problem iam haveing is that the truck will idle for ever and will stal out after awhile when it is in drive.it will start back up and then dye again. found that the injector close down ... Trouble codes: P0170, P0301
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2006 Ford E-250 4.6L dash cluster and electric windows VIN: 1FTNE24WX6
This is one of my rental vans. Customer states while driving he hit a bump in the road and the dash guages and power windows stopped working. We are missing power to the ign side of the relay under the hood. If you are looking at the relay cube is would be #86...
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1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L HID headlights VIN: 1GKDT13WOW
Hello everyone, I have a customer who is interested in changing the HID headlights back to regular headlights. These are factory and I was wondering if anyone has done this.The cost of the lights are very exspensive and the customer does not feel like spending...
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1999 GMC C1500 Suburban 5.7L No Start VIN: 3GKEC16R4X
Hey guys , i have this suburban kicking my butt!!! I've read the past repairs but not sure where to go from here. Customer came in a while ago and said at times truck hard to start but when it's start it runs great. Took to another shop and they put a fuel pum...
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1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L cooling system VIN: 1HGCD5536S
Hi IANT. Back in hot water again, almost literally. I just replaced the head gasket on the 2.2 nightmare. Here is the story. The customer brings in the car after overheating the daylights out of it several times. My initial job was to pressure test the cooling...
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2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L abs activation VIN: 2HKRL18621
This Odyssey will intermittently lock the right rear wheel momentarily under hard braking. Antilock does kick in. Ohmed wss sensors. No code. Anyone seen this or have a direction to head. Thanks Mike Dave's Automotive
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2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L passenger door window VIN: JHMCM56613
This car may have a ghost!! Customer brought in vehicle claiming drivers rear door window opens by itself then wont close. We assumed she was a nut case and must have opened it unknowingly and probably just needs a motor. Window would not close from either swi...
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1998 Hyundai Excel 1.6L No Start, Hard Start
Car came in, customer complained of intermitant no start with crank. Faulted once in car park came back to check for spark car started. Brought car inside, seeing it never stalls it is only an intermitant no start with crank. Scoped fuel pump at pump with amp ...
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2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHHN65F23
I have an orange 12 volt to B1 S2 signal ok, lavander w/black stripe going to computer, signal return , computer wont ground this wire . On B2 S2 I checked grounding signal for heater, it seems to be a pulsing ground, B1 S2 I have constant 12 volt without puls... Trouble codes: P0037 (heater control ckt low B1 S2)
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48N5Y
We have spent a little time on this one, I am thinking we have a bad pcm, but not ready to go there yet, came in with pcv hose off, any help greatly appreciated, thanks. Engine will loose rpm and die when goes to closed loop, will restart and die after 5 minut... Trouble codes: P0505 (ais shorted), P0132 (o2 shorted high 1/1)
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2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Cuts out VIN: KNDJC73323
This vehicle cuts out & even stalls occasionally. Always intermittent, but some symptoms occur every time vehicle is driven long enough. Never sets a code nor turns on MIL. Customer says that she can live with the cutting out (tachometer always drops when cuts...
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2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNY22223
Hey Guys, This car came to me from used car lot, In limp mode. Retreaved above codes, cleared all and restarted. As soon as i put it in gear , service engine lamp came back. I checked eng ECU , no codes. Checked trans and the P1748 was there. Cleared it again... Trouble codes: P1472 (Variable inlet manifold motor), P0200 (none), P0301 (none), P0064 (none), P1748 (bake solenoid open circuit short to gnd or batt)
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1991 Lexus ES250 2.5L cam timing VIN: JT8VV22T3M
i am replacing the head gaskets on this es250 and have run into a problem with the cam markings. According to Alldata you are supposed to line up the front head or Left head with one dot on each of the cams. On the rear or right head the two dots line up with ...
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10U3Y
Hello everyone I have this RX300 that keeps setting PO171 code, replaced bank1 sensor one air fuel sensor, checked fuel pressure, 48-50PSI at idle or WOT, cleaned air flow sensor, coolant sensor reads accurate checked for vacumn leaks with carb clean,can't fin... Trouble codes: P0171
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1996 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L brakelights VIN: 1YVGE22C7T
Good evening everybody, the problem Im having is when parking lights on the high mount brake light comes on and you can hit brake and light gets brighter. Heres the good part with key out of ignition you hit brakes with light switch off all front and back park...
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2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28G6Y
we have a trouble mazda issue: van came in with mil lamp on codes p0031. o2 sensor previously was replaced along with intake manifold runner control unit. imrc fixed the other code (p1512). now the po031 has returned, checked to make sure correct 02 was replac... Trouble codes: P0031 (02 sensor bank 1 sensor 1 heater control circuit low), P1512 (intake manifold runner control stuck closed)
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L compressor VIN: WDB1290662
Hi there, i have this mercedes here which has an intermittant problem with the compressor supply voltage, it came in with the a/c not working which we deduced as low gas, topped up and added dye and found it would work for about twenty minutes then cut out for...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Blower VIN: WDBGA32E6T
Hello Fellow Techs! I have this 1996 S320 here that has been exhibiting an intermittent blower run-on after the ignition has been shut off. The exact symptom is: HVAC functions normally at all times until ignition is switched off, at that time the blower may ...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L center vent blow hot air VIN: WDBRF61J72
Hi Guys ! We really need MB-Tech experience on this car. Center vent blow hot air, other tahn that defroster-,leg- & side vent are blow real cool air.We remove the center dash board & change the broken operating lever, which is very commen by W203. Reset the c...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L Electronic VIN: 4JGAB57EX3
no brake lights on this benz alldata & mitchell both say switch on the pedal this doesn`t have that called the dealer they said it was part of the master cyl so we ordered a master it came no switch we can get the lights to work by grounding the relay but we c...
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1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L No Start VIN: 1MEFM6533X
ive read the tsb about setting tensioner and followed inst. starts but wont idle held off idle runs poor set and reset timing sewveral times with differnt peopl still wont idle
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2002 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Left Bank Cylinder Head VIN: 1MEFM55S72
Well heres a good one for you ford techs out there. The customer complains of excessive ticking from the engine compartment. He also notes only hearing the noise when the engine is fully warmed up. Upon inspection of the vehicle we were able to confirm the noi...
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1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L Accessories VIN: 4A3AK34Y1X
hi, i disconnected the battery to do a timing belt on a customers car and now she doesnt have code for radio. any help in getting radio working again would be appreciated. serial #[...]
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MW31R31
Hello any Techs I have a Mitsubishi Montero thats giving me a hard time I don't want to keep throwing parts at it customer brought vehicle after smog check he was told that readings were not good even though it passed that he should have it checked after diggi... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire)
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1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31D7S
Has knock sensor code and p0335 crank code. Testing done: 1) ckp sensor (on bell housing) i get 0.05 volts KOEO (AS PER MOD this should read 5V) 2) Pin 53 at ECM i get 0.05 volts KOEO and .001 AC Volt KOER 3) ohm tested both white and black wires and i have co... Trouble codes: P0335 (Cranksensor ckt fault)
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2003 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AZ08T43
Looking for a little guidence on this one, ck. engine light is on, customer states that she heard a rattle noise once, did not last long and vehicle does not seem to have the power it used to. Scanned codes p0011 & p0021, I found conflicting information about ... Trouble codes: P0011 (b1 a cam pos timing system), P0021 (b2 a cam pos timing system)
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1992 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Elite 3.8L abs VIN: 1G3CW53LXN
Hello fellow techs, Have a problem child here. 1992 olds 98 with abs light on. Scan showed lf speed sensor open. Found worn front bearing, replaced it and rechecked system now have lf speed sensor and lf inlet valve problem. Tried a new gm abs module and now h...
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2004 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.2L Unknown VIN: 1G3NL52FX4
me again this 2004 alero has a bad vibration when put in gear worse in reverse shakes the whole car not being familiar with make and seeing engine flop around we replaced 2 motor mounts still there i know this is probably common because i have ridden in severa...
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2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 2.2L SES, ABS, Security, & Low Trac Light VIN: 1G2NF52F42
To The Car Repair Brothers in Cyberspace, This little ole Grand Am has a ghost in it. The Security, ABS, SES, & Low Trac lights come on inadvertantly, the chime dings & the lights do not go back off until you turn the car off & back on again. There are no code...
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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L egr low efficincy VIN: 1G2WR52132
OK i have a 2002 grand prix s/c. i have been working on this vehicle for a couple of weeks. I have replaced the egr valve and the cleaned the passages. the map sensor is changing with the rpm changes. the exhaust is factory with no damage. we have reset the ec... Trouble codes: P0401
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2001 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L steering VIN: JF1GF43501
Customer states that ever since we did front end work, getting bad noise/vibration from steering at slow speed. Does not occur at high speed or normal driving. 5 mph does it the most and in both directions. Feels like if an engine mount was hitting the body bu...
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2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L engine VIN: 4S3BH68671
This vehicles engine ticks right from start up fairly loud. Once vehicle warms up, the tick quiets down but does not go away completely. With the design of the engine it is difficult to pin point the exact location the tick is coming from. I am fairly sure it ...
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1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L rotors VIN: JT3GN87R9X
Hello again, and HELP again. This truck comes back every two months with brake pulsation. Every time the runout of the front rotors is excessive and causing the pulsation. Why? I can replace them and the runout and pulsation are gone...for now. Anyway, this ti...
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2004 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L daytime running lights VIN: 5TDZA23C54
Hello, all. This van came was moved from the U.S. to Canada, and needs Daytime Running Lights (DRL) to pass Canadian inspection. I found the DRL relays already installed, but the system not working, and was able to find only one relevant discussion in the tec...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCT21C81
Hello VW tech's, this one is turning us into jelly:-( This code 17536 long term fuel trimlean will happen in about ten miles of highway driving. Went through all the test's, fuel pressure, vacuum leaks, air system, O2 test on scanner and cat test. so we replac... Trouble codes: 17536 (Long term fuel trim lean)
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L low power VIN: 3VWSP69M62
This Volkswagen Jetta TDI has come in with a complaint of no power. The customer states that when he turns the key off and then turns it on the car has its normal power. I drove with him and after expierencing the no power complaint turned the key off and then...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on, NO POWER VIN: WVWSR61J25
need some help diesel vw techs out there: this is a fairly new car with only 42K. this people run biodiesel. this car came in with a NO POWER complaint. the acceleration is very sluggish, and sometimes it gets to the point where it wont climb hills. also found... Trouble codes: 16512 (valve coolant circuit n21a temp. below control limit), 16618 (turbo pressure control limit exeeded p0234 intermittent)
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1997 Acura TL 2.5L No Start VIN: JH4UA265XV
well this is fix like every body said the fuse for the staring system was missing my tech said he check all fuses but never tought to see if any were missing install new fuse & problem got solve thanks for your replays
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2002 Audi A4 1.8L radio VIN: WAULC68E22
Thanks all you guys for the help. Customer can't wait , so he pick up the car before i've the codes from Christopher (NY) & Lukasz from Poland. I didn't hear any complain from customer , so I'll say it's a fix.
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1991 BMW 850i 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WBAEG2311M
Thnaks for all of the help, everyone who answred (5 replies) was helpful. The problem turned out to be the refrence sensor built onto the ignition wire set. The sensor is available without the ignition wire set but the price was not much difference for a compl...
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1972 Buick RIVERIA 455CID oil pressure VIN: 4Y87W2H911
Thanks to all responders! Everbody prety echoed each other, with a few variations. I didn't realize we had so many oldtimers left out there. I took the advise of overfilling the crankcase and using vasoline to pack gears. Voila! 70 lbs. I have had some stubbor...
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1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD52Y7T
WHAT I FOUND HERE IS SOMEONE HAD WIRED THE CIRCUIT SO THAT THE FANS WOULD STAY ON ALL TIME.I PUT IT BACK TO FACTORY AND FOUND THE CAR WOULD RUN HOT,FURTHER TESTING REVEALED PROBLEMS WITH HEAD GASKETS AND THATS WHY IT WAS RUNNING HOT. Trouble codes: 1660 (cooling fan circuit).
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1992 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.1L Torque Converter Clutch VIN: 1GNDU06D9N
Well I Just Want To Say Thanks To All Who Helped With This Vehicle.I Replaced The TCC Solenoid Last Friday & Ran Thru Emissions For Customer,The Stalling Out Problem Is Gone.It Was A Very Simple Repair.The Van Failed Emissions Put A Converter On Yesterday (I K...
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1992 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G1YY23P7N
Thanks for all the help. We found an aftermarket performance chip in the PCM, removed chip, all is well. Thanks again.
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1997 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC19R9V
Based on the suggestions of many, we replaced the distributo assembly, and re-synced the cam, as suggested. This help tremendously, and the cam retard was -2 to +2 at all RMP ranges. We still had an issue, with quick hard acceleration, the engine stumbling bad... Trouble codes: P1345 (crank/cam correlation).
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1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEC19R8W
I thought I would be writing about a fix but the customer never came back or called. I really appreciate all the help and info you guys have given me. It probably was the fuel pump but I never got it back in to recheck with my low amp probe. This is what happe... Trouble codes: P0131 (O2S Circuit Low Voltage Bank 1 Sensor 1), P0151 (O2S Circuit Bank 2 Sensor 1 Low Voltage).
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2000 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L Radio, power top, power windows
Call this one a fix! Thanks to Steve [...]. I replaced the BCM and the problem is fixed. It has been 6 days and my customer said all is well. I could not find a bad solder joint. I think one of the internal relays was bad. iATN and Steve [...] rock! Thanks, Davi...
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2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1WW12E12
The fix ended up being the BCM. This thing was seeping a little rain water down the driverside of the windshield post. I'm thinking that it must have made it's way into the BCM causing havoc. Towards the end of my testing it would drain the battery in a couple... Trouble codes: P1626 (Anti-theft system Fuel enable circuit).
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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JF52462
the problem with this one was the three wire pass lock sensor had a broken wire the black one. on the harness side of the conector,i appreciate all those who took the time to help.
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2003 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCFG15X03
Problem was in the ignition switch (electrical) dropping voltage to 7.4 volts while cranking.. to the computer, affecting all of the fuses on the #52 "J fuse" in the underhood panel. We thought is was in the fuse panel...but it was the ignition switch...Very ... Trouble codes: P0300, P1629.
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2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13S26
Hello all, Thank you all for your help.The air solenoid Fixed the problem The Mil stay off and passed the State Inspection.Yes the Pressure sensor and Air solenoid is one piece, the MOD wiring diagram show seperate. Thanks again, Rick Trouble codes: P2431 (secondary air injection pressure sensor a crt).
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1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, hard start VIN: 2C3HE66G0X
I have used over a tank of gas driving this car back and forth to home(16 miles one way) It has not acted up a one time. Frustrating!!! I received a few replys---1 suggested the fuel pump relay, one said possible cam sensor 1 said to check fuel volume 1... Trouble codes: P0300.
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1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Mechanical VIN: 1B7HF16Y9T
Thanks to all who responded, found shift cable binding at times. New cable fixed the concern.
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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7KF2369X
well it seams as though the pcm let the majic smoke out.the customer decided to take it to another shop for a second oppinion.anyway it is out of my hair.let them piss him off.thanks for the help,David
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2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 3B7KF26Z8Y
THANKS TO ALL THAT REPLIED. REPLACED CAP AND ROTOR AND VEHICLE RAN OUT GOOD. HAVE NOT HEARD FROM CUSTOMER YET. ONLY BEEN A FEW DAYS.
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1D4GP24R95
O MY GOSH IT WAS SO SIMPLE!! put it all back together and still had same problem.then all of a sudden BLING! it flashed a coil circuit driver mil. replaced ignition coil and now all is right with the world. that sucks we had to go through all that but the car ... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam ckt).
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1995 Ford Aspire 1.3L No Start VIN: KNJLT06HXS
Thanks to everyone who offered help... I'm sure this was a bad coil. Installed used dist...car fired and ran like new. Customer was in a hurry to leave so I did'nt get to run it on the scope to compare patterns. Again, thanks to all who helped. Mike.
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L EPC Solenoid VIN: 1FTZX1763W
Thanks for all the help-the fix was a pcm.This code is unique to Ford only & with no problem with the wiring or solenoid-pcm failure was the root cause.Thanks again. Mike
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15V11
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP,I HAD 19 REPLIES ALL WERE HELPFUL, MATT FROM ONTARIO WAS DEAD ON, I RESET THE K A M WITH MY SCAN TOOL. HAVE ROAD TESTED MANY TIMES, LONG AND SHORT TERM FUEL OK AND NO SERVICE LIGHT.AT TIM [...] OF REPAIR DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT RESETING THE K A M.... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP55S8Y
Well, thank you to all who responded and you were right on the money. Test 53 in mode 6 gave me a misfire cyl 2 so I swapped it to a different cylinder and the miss followed it. New coil and all is well. Thanks again!!
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2000 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU70X1Y
i took ed's advice and reset adaptive memory started it up with scanner hooked up and all the o2's were full rich st trim +11 lt trim 0 that made me look harder for a vacumm leak i looked before but i only checked the hoses and the intake it was the egr tube w... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Steering VIN: 1FTWX33571
As noted by most this is a common problem on these trucks. The alignment shop that it was at had another one come in for a different problem and they checked it= SAME THING. Advised customer of all of your advise and what alignment shop found and he seemed to ...
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2002 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L programing VIN: 1FTRWO73O2
well i geuss i will call this one fixed . O.K. not really but thanx to the other techs. on this web site I am soooooooooooooo. much closer I actually fired this truck. However i quite right away as some of you geussed pats. thats alright i have in insturme...
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2003 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L reverse sensing system VIN: 1FMZU84K23
sorry guys, i know its been a while but the custtomer finally brought the truck back. found out the truck was hit in the right rear. went right to the harness at the corner of the fender, connector was smashed. replaced pigtail everything works again. thanks t...
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1995 Geo Tracker LSi 1.6L Hesitation VIN: 2CNBJ1864S
thank you donald it was the plug gap. i never gapped them just put them in. i took everyone's advice one by one and started with the basics compression test and while i had the plugs out i checked the gap and they were at 045 they need to be at 028 i gapped th...
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1992 Honda Civic VX 1.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2HGEH2363N
Thanks for the help, Most said to check the cam timing which we had already done, though we rechecked to make sure and all was good. However I will say that this could be confusing because their are several timing marks on this car and you really need to be ...
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1996 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L air bag VIN: JHMRA1860T
lots of feedback directed us to only two possible problems. the battery or air bag control module. we have replaced both and even replaced a corroded positive battery cable terminal end. we have cleaned and confirmed good power and ground circuits at air bag m...
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1997 Honda Prelude 2.2L Starting VIN: CHMBB6246V
I SENT THIS VEHICLE TO LOCAL HONDA DEALER.THEY REPROGRAMMED THE ECM AND IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM TOGETHER AND CAR STARTED RIGHT UP.AND RUNNING GOOD.THANK YOU ALL FOR THE HELP.
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1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L steering VIN: 1HGEJ8148X
Thank you to everyone who replied!! Many messages were right on the nose with a no-brainer bushing replace and re-align. While we did not have the exact Honda tool we found a combo of the "hub tamer" kit and an air hammer to work effective. After market uret...
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L abs VIN: 1LNHM86S6Y
RF outer tie rod end has a slight amount of play so we replace with OEM (no aftmkt avail) and we replaced Brake lamp circuit switch on a whim to see if data stream would continue and it seems to have worked. Did not test in between replacement of parts to see...
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2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L Misfire VIN: JM3LW28A62
Thanks to Rodger [...] for the correct Fix regretfully we found out too late the dealer actually corrected the problem instead of re-flashing the computer. The repair seems to be a common problem #4 and #6 coils can be reversed- basiclly the cylinders were f...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG 5.5L etc transmission VIN: WDBNG73J52
Sorry for this post, the problem was the software on the scanner, I tried on a good car and it no go into the trans control unit. After trying with an earlier version went in with no problem Thank you Regards Rick
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2001 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L won't set monitors VIN: 2MEFM74W11
Well first off I want to thank all of you who replied to my post, but the award goes to Tom from Jersey. After looking over the mode 6 data I found that bank 1 sensor 2 was just out of it's parameters. I don't know why the PCM wouldn't set a code but it didn't...
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2001 Mitsubishi FUSO 4.8L Cooling Systems VIN: JW6BH11S21
Thank you for all your suggestions. I replaced the thermostat in this truck and they took it back. It has been 3 weeks and they have not called back to complain so I guess this one can be called a fix.
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1993 Nissan Terrano 2.7L Locks up VIN: WBYD21-200
Thanks Peter. We disconnected the wiring and the same thing happened. We reconnected, started and reved the engine while in park then with hand brake and foot brake hard on put into reverse and reved it to 3,000 rpm, brought back to idle and everything worked ...
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1998 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2HX52K4W
First I want to thank everyone for the time you took respond. I also want to thank blair again for the fuel trim article. Thanks to Gerry [...] did'nt waste any time with the cooling fan issue. Lord knows I thought I was on to something. It turned out that I two v... Trouble codes: P0171.
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1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1G2NE12T9X
Thanks to all that replied. Good information that helped us track the problem down. Dennis and alex hit on the problem - the ignition switch. We found that the ignition switch had good voltage output in the run position but not in the crank position. After in... Trouble codes: U000, P630, P631, P632.
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