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2000 Acura EL 1.6L Alarm VIN: 2HHMB4573Y
Car came in orginally in November for alarm going off at night for no reason. Found alarm module was faulty. Replaced. Alarm went off once or twice in the next month or so, but not as frequently. Now for the last week, happening alot more frequently. We cann...
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2002 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L No Start VIN: 2HNYD18602
I have a crank no start problem with this ACURA MDX,it has no codes,no spark or injector pulse,rpm signal and fuses are ok,pgm-fi relay tests ok.I feel like I'm missing something,I've read about the immobilizer light flashing causing this but I have no green l...
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1998 Audi A4 1.8L cylinder 2 VIN: WAUCB68D9W
Good afternoon everyone I have 98 Audi A4 the came in for rough running. It had a p0302 #2 cylinder misfire code. The car runs perfect 95% of the time but intermittantly while driving down the road it will start to misfire and drops the #2 cylinder but by the ...
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L cam timing belt VIN: WAUED54B8Y
im gonna shoot this car, it all started when we pulled engine and replaced turbos (twice because of faulty parts)also replaced clutch assembly and water pump/timing belt and components at same time. now vehicle exhibits a timing belt rub only untill engine get...
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1979 BMW 733i 3.2L Poor Idle Quality
hello group,we have a 79 bmw with an idle of about 3500 rpm,all the time,have replaced the iac valve,problem still there.we dont have any information on these,so any help would be greatly appreciated.didnt find any vacuum leaks.thank you.
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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5533X
i dont have a smoke machine to check intake gasket,being that the misfire is at idle only.so I'm thinking that maybe cam sensor's bad.info is limited for this so if any of you BMW techs could lead me in the right direction it would be grateful thanks Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L oil can lite VIN: WBAAZ33463
Hi Bemmer tech's, we have this 325i with the oil can lite staying on too long and setting a code (Ox27C3 - 10179-thermal oil level sensor: below min. threshold) is this a sensor problem? We can not find anything in Alldata to help us with this. We checked TSB'...
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2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4HP54K41
Cuts out at highwway speed hot only... Hello all. This is the most indignant car i've worked in in many years. Symptoms are as follows; At 55-75 MPH with absolutely no warning the engine quits as though the key was turned off. Not been able to establish a patt...
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2000 Cadillac Escalade 5.7L Door Seal VIN: 1GYEK63R5Y
We have a 2000 Escalade with 2 rear doors. There is a leak at the seal between the top seal and the center of the 2 doors. Did some research and found a TSB that recommended installing new updated weather strip. Installed new weather strip and it still leaks...
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2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV 6.0L ride control VIN: 3GYFK66N93
thanks in advance.this vehicle came to us with the service ride control displayed . we do not have power to the ride control motor . we have snap on scanning equipment that does not respond to this system. does any one know where to start or a common problem ...
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1994 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1FP22S9R
Hello there GM geeks! I was called into this mess after several others had made attempts to repair this no-start. Upon initial inspection, found no MIL when key on, and no communication. Inspected powers and grounds at PCM, found ignition feed OK, but KAM B+ c...
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2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L radio VIN: 1GNDX03E0Y
Today was going great, we all know how enjoyable it is to install a battery on a Venture. I put my "keep alive" memory keeper in the cigarette lighter. After the battery installation, the radio still gave me a lock out. What gives with these things? How to get...
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2000 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G1WH55K6Y
Hi this post is for a friend,car was running fine ,but had a cracked flywheel! He said that all did was to unbolt engine and lifted it enought to put the flywheel in,never un-did any of the wiring,nowthe car try tostart it may cough back thur the intake or it ...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCEK19TOY
Customer Has recently Purchased This Truck Aprox 5000 Miles Ago System has No Codes Wave Form on The Oxygen sensors Seems To Be Good Most Of The Time and Then The Bank 2 sensors Will Start To Go Way Down and Then Way Up Have Trapped many Movies On the Geniysis...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD LS 6.0L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GCGK13U31
Good afternoon, i have a 01 chev 1500 hd with a 6.0 that came in for a misfire at highway speed and intown driving. Connect my solas to perform a misfire moniter and found the misfires are all over the place but mostly on 4,6,3. Parked the vehicle and went hom...
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2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Dr. door lock VIN: 2G1WH55K91
I'm working on this car for friend of mind who bought it from a car lot I do some work for. The driver door does not unlock or lock with the remote or the inside button. It works fine with key or lever. I've replaced the actuator with no luck so I switched the...
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2003 Chevrolet Corvette 50th Anniversary Edition 5.7L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YY32GX3
I was brought into this repair by my brother who is a GM tech. with about 2 decades of experience. The car can be made to misfire in the bay by power braking. Power balance test revealed cyl. #2 was a consistent misfire. The misfire starts at about 1400 RPM. A... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire)
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2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L encoder motor VIN: 1GNDT13S35
hello neighbours, trail blazer came in 4x4 light on scanned found encoder motor circuit problem, removed motor and manually tried to move it by supplying power and ground,didn't work ordered new motor (dorman) installed it still light on same code removed moto...
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1991 Chrysler Imperial 3.3L Air supension VIN: 1C3XY56R3M
The owner ordered all the parts to put the factory front struts on this car (non air ride), so I assembled the struts and put them on. The rear of the car originally looked fine, but the front struts must have been leaking, cause it was sitting very low in the...
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1998 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 3C3EL55H6W
after i replaced all these parts the car wold not start. it has inj. pulse fuel presure but no spark. i think my problem is in the skim or theft module. i cheked 5 volt ref at dist. and ground and power and still no spark has anyone ran into this before any he...
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2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EL 3.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2C4GP34322
I have this 2002 Chrysler Town & Country with a 3.3. For the last 7 months or so, when it was started--it would spit and sputter for a few seconds and then clear up and run fine. Over this period of time,it's progressivly gotten worse! Now the P.O.S. won't eve...
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2005 Chrysler 300 (Car) Limited 3.5L Vacuum Leak VIN: 2C3AA53G35
Customer Complait Of At Times Once Or Twice A Day ESP/BAS Light Will Come On And Vehicle Will Lose Power,He Will Pull Over & Restart Vehicle And Then Will Be Fine For A Another Day Or So.I Scanned Computers Has Codes P2173 High Air Flow Vacuum Leak Detected & ...
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1998 Dodge Stratus 2.4L oil pressure VIN: 1BE3J46X8W
Help! Where do I go next! Hello to all, I have this stratus that came in with low oil pressure light on and sending unit leaking, replaced sending unit and while off tested pressure and all was good. (dont remember reading was last week). Customer took car and...
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Dash Vent not Functioning at times VIN: 1B7HC1346W
Hello Friend's This 1998 Dodge Truck Laramie Ram 1500 SLT came in today and the customer complaning that the A/C shuts off after driving about ten miles. I took the truck on a road test, and after driving a ways the vent on the dash quit blowing, but was blow...
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2000 Dodge Durango R/T 5.9L 2/3 shift VIN: 1B4HS28Z9Y
good morning all- this one has us chewing our fingernails off, original problem was just plain old trans failure (broken snap rings and other debris in pan) replacede with jasper unit that lost reverse band within 10k- next two jaspers have same problem-interm...
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2004 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L No Start VIN: 1B3ES56C04
we [...] a fleet of neons one came in no crank traced it to the ecm they had one they were going to junk a 2004 neon same car i took the ecm out of that one.car starts but dies.is there any way ican get this ecm to work in this car or am i out of luck.thank...
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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck Laramie 5.9L truck VIN: 3D7KS28C25
we have several of these type of trucks come in. there is a noise at 2000-2100 rpm under load that sounds like a chirping, bearing squeal, or turbo noise. it seems to be coming from the right side but not sure. we have replaced the turbo to no avail. this has...
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2005 Dodge Durango ST 4.7L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4HB4848N
To all valued techs thanks for your time vehicle has code P2098 fuel trim lean downstream bank2. We have checked all wireing harnesses and ground straps replace oem o2 (downstream bank2 )and no luck .We sent to dealer because might need ecm reprog,they said ex... Trouble codes: P2098 (fuel trim lean downstream bank2)
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1980 Ford LTD 5.0L 1-2-3-4 shift
--- --- HAVE A 87 RANGER WITH A 1980 5.0 & AOD ,BOUGHT IT 5 DAYS AGO.. THE TRANS HAS A B&M SHIFT KIT HERES THE PROBLEMS... FROM A STOP i TAKE OFF AND THE TRANS WILL SHIFT 1-2-3- BEFORE 20 MPH,NO MATTER HOW MUCH THROTTLE I GIVE IT.. (WITH NO SLIPPAGE ) IT G...
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1986 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FA8P28M7G
runs rich and surges at idle. vehicle came in idling very rough and blowing black smoke. this happened after starter problem customer "repaired"(main engine ground was loose he said. i had personally cleaned and tightened this 1,000 miles ago). found 40ms inje... Trouble codes: 42 (92 -), 92 (32 -), 32 (testing and results)
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1991 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FACP54Y7M
hello iatn buffs got this 91 taurus that came in stalling checked fuel pressure was good but dropped of right away. so i put a new fuel pump in and all ok. shipped vehicle customer called next day saying would not start. went to check out vehicle checked servi...
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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L No Start, no injector pulse VIN: 1FTDF15Y7M
Towed in for no start. Had dead battery and found when I hooked up the charger to it that the fuel pump was running. Tapped on the relays for the fuel pump and EEC and the pump shut off. (both relays were broken off the mounting box and resting on the fender, ...
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1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDKE37HXR
Good Evening, We have a 94E350 that we installed a Jaspen engine in. After the install the van has a miss at idle only. When spout connector is removed,miss goes away. We did injector clean (motor vac), distributor was swapped out and control module was instal...
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1998 Ford Ranger Splash 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10C2W
Bank #1 lean, replaced maf and egr tube for exhaust leak, still has light on.fuel trims and o2 looks normal. are these engins knowen for intake gaskets leaking? Trouble codes: P0171
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2000 Ford F-150 5.4L Mechanical
truck came in w/noise sounding like collapsed lifters.had no driveability concerns.noise gets faster w/engine speed, but does not dissipate at all(like when oil pressure is low at idle). cust. states noise has been there for about 3 mos, and has not gotten muc...
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L tim chain noise VIN: 1FMYU60E31
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. This Explorer has quite a loud timing chain noise on start up after its sits for a couple hours. The noise goes away immediately after starting. It is quite obnoxious. I have known a couple of these OHC engi...
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2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L temp gauge VIN: 1FTRX17292
this f-150 is driving me crazy it runs hot according to the temp gauge but we installed aftermarket gauge and we saw that when oem gauge show hot it is not the scanner shows it hot as well we have replaced temp sensor in back of head on driver side is there a ...
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP55S11
hI GUYS NEED SOME HELP WITH THIS ONE, GOT AN 02 TAURUS WIFES FRIENDS CAR, AFTER SITTING FOR 5 TO 60 MINUTES AFTER DRIVING IT HAS NO SPARK, LET SIT LONGER AND IT WILL RESTART. NEVER ANY CODES, TRIED A CAM SENSOR TO NO AVAIL. NOT ALOT OF TIME TO WORK ON IT SO I ...
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2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTRF17283
new customer,starts o.k cold once hot stalls at idle idle loaps and spark knocks.replaced upper and center intake seals and bolts with only one change,set dtcs po171 po174.rechecked seals o.k.also checked balancer for damage or broken.please iatn fix my ride..... Trouble codes: P1131, P1151, P0171, P0174
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2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55U83
I am uncertain if this could be a module or pcm problem. I suspect its the pump due to high mileage and the volts rising within one hour of run time. I am unable to test rail pressure manually due to no schrader valve or the correct adapters. I cannot rely on ... Trouble codes: P0191, P1233
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2004 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L pilot brg VIN: 1FTYR10D64
has anyone had repeat t/out brg-clutch or pilot bearing failures on the 2004 rangers?? we replaced a clutch in a 2004 ranger 4cyl for our parts supplier(parts delivery truck) 4/6/06@73981 miles due to a bad pilot bearing(noisey and clutch drag when depressed a...
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1995 GMC Yukon 5.7L No Start VIN: 3GEKE189KS
hey techs im stummped i put a new cam lifters push rods head gasket oil pump and pan gasket i have good fuel and spark i fired it off base timed it and started to break in the cam every thing was perfect for 15 min then the motor just died out now it seems lik...
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2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8L runs lean VIN: 2GTEK19V7Y
i just swapped the 4.8l out, and put in a 6.ol vin-u. in order to make it run correctly i need to put the 6.0l tuneup/program into my computer. i talked to gm and they dont seem to know what to do or if they even can. is there any aftermarket systems you can b...
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2000 GMC Jimmy Diamond Edition 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDT13W7Y
Looks like my time to get headaches! This Jimmy came in with a loss of power and stalling problem. It had 56 psi and no volume from the fuel pump when running; no brainer replace pump and filter and send it on its way right, WRONG. Took it out to test drive ... Trouble codes: P1122 (TP sensor circuit intermittant low voltage)
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1988 Honda Accord LX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1HGCA563XJ
vehicle came in for crank/no start . checked spark and is good at coil but weaker at plugs.checked fuel for contaminents ok also good flow and volume at carb.checked cap and rotor no visual signs also checked timing belt timing ok and performed compression tes...
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1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L idle VIN: 1HGEJ1128S
i bought this car.when engine is cold right after start up engine idle surges up and down for about 1 min. after that it idles at about 1500 rpm for about 1 min. then after 1 more minute it idles at about 500 rpm.has anyone seen this before.
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1997 Honda Civic DX 1.6L manual trans VIN: 1HGEJ6129V
First time customer. Trans has a grinding noise in neutral with clutch released. Push clutch in, noise gone. Let clutch up slowly, noise present as soon as trans starts to spin. Noise is bad. Can hear while driving. I suspect internal bearing problems. Fluid i...
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2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S62
car orig came in for broke timing belt. after the belt was replaced it ran fine until picked up by owner who said it stalled and would not restart after it warmed up. car was towed in and after initial diagnosis it was determined to have a bad cmp po340. we re... Trouble codes: P0340
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2001 Jaguar XKR 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAUDA42B21
This only comes on when getting on the highway.Check engine light comes on and power limited comes up in masage center.O2 senser reading good.Thanks Charles Trouble codes: P0174
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJEA51C02
Hello Jaguar Techs. I will be replacing the auto trans. on this lovely beast, and was curious if anyone has any good advice on the r&r. Does the engine have to be removed to get the trans out? Does the entire engine/trans assy have to be removed together? Al...
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L transmission service VIN: SAJEA51D93
Hello fellow techs! We are trying to get as much info as possible on this car to do a transmission service (changing fluid/filter)alldata has some info but i wanted to check with all of you if anyone has had experience doing a transmission service on these car...
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Battery VIN: 1J4GW58N4Y
Greetings techs. I have this Cherokee that the customer says will drain the battery low enough in a week that it has to be jump started. It's not stone dead but low enough that starter will just barely turn or only "click". I've tested the current draw and it ...
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1995 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L ABS warning light VIN: SALJY1288S
Hello fellow techs, This Land Rover came in to our shop last week with an intermitant ABS warning light, our tech jumped the OBD-II blue connector and read code 2-14, left front wheel sensor,he scoped the two front sensors and found the front left sensor defec...
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1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L ps pump/rack VIN: J1SUF11ECM
Another Lexus with p/s problems. I originally saw this car several months ago, it had a leaking rack. An aftermarket p/s pump had been installed by another shop. I replaced the rack with an aftermarket unit, which leaked worse than the one I took out, so I ins...
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1994 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Stall VIN: 1YVGE22D7R
car runs good,will stall at idle or cruse,starts right back up,will run good over an hour then stalls, starts right back up can run all day ok,fuel presure allways good,the stall is "fast" we have one shot to fix this, an help apprisiated
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1997 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Surge, Stall VIN: JM1TA2223V
This car runs fine for a week and then while accel. uphill the TCS light comes on and it won't hardly accelerate and it surges at low speed like a rev limiter taking over. It's fine at idle. There are no codes referring to this Traction control light and I hav...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L Unknown VIN: EB28EXNB58
Need some info on this car, first of all the blower motor runs all the time with the key on will not change speeds on hi or low or auto. blower motor will turn off with key so Im think this is caused by a bad blower regulator the owner said it always did that ...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L bas warning VIN: WDB2083652
Hello everyone, this car presented with the BAS warning message in the instrument cluster,(not the small yellow BAS light to the left of the cluster, which is operating normally )The BAS warning comes on when starting,then goes off and leaves a small symbol to...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L power windows/seats/locks/power mirrors VIN: WDBJF65FB4
Scanned 38 pin connector. Found the codes listed above. Also had a B1010 low voltage supply N321. When the car came in it had no power seat on the drivers side. No power mirrors and power window inop. Check bulletins on IATM. Found several problems with rear d...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Front rotors VIN: WDBJF65H0X
Greetings, We replaced the front brake pads and rotors on this vehicle 2years/20,000 miles ago. Today is the 3rd time since then that the car has returned with a strong brake pulsation and in every case it has been the front rotors that were warped. We always ...
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2001 Acura CL Premium 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UYA42441
A big hearty thank you to everyone who responded and all the wonderful suggestions.Turned out that all of the exhaust valves were way too tight but only 3 cylinders were identifying misfires.After adjustment the vehicle ran somewhat better,and after an extensi... Trouble codes: P0303 (misfire cyl 3), P0305 (misfire cyl 5), P0306 (misfire cyl 6), P0300 (random cyl misfire).
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2005 Acura TL 3.2L low beam VIN: 19UUA66275
many good replies stated that inverter failures are common, and are covered under warranty.had customer check w/acura regarding this, and it was indeed covered.thanks for the help.
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2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L abs VIN: WBABS33481
Thanks to everyone that responded to my help request. After recieving your feedback, some suggested that the DSC have a high failure rate, and recommended going after that first. Customer was advised that the DSC Module should be replaced, and has opted no...
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2001 BMW 740i 4.4L turn signal, high beam lights
SORRY FOR THE DELAY WE WERE WAITING FOR THE CUSTOMER TO PURCHASE THE LCM FROM EBAY YES I FOUND ONE AND IT FIXED THE CAR THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP
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1994 Buick Skylark Custom 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G4NV5534R
THANKS TO ALL THAT REPLIED. EVERYONE LED US IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. WE FOUND THAT THE TAN GROUND WIRE WAS DAMAGED DOWN NEAR THE STARTER. REPAIRED THE WIRE AND THE READINGS DROPPED TO WELL BELOW THE REQUIRED RANGE. VEHICLE PASSED E-CHECK WITH FLYING COLORS! ... Trouble codes: 0X13.
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1990 Chevrolet G20 Sportvan 5.7L Stall VIN: 2GBEG25K6L
Sorry guys, all of your help so far has been put on hold until i can get the customer back in. She's afraid to drive the vehicle and as yet i have been unable to get the vehicle back. She doesn't want it to stall while driving nor does she have the auto club...
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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L fuel guage VIN: 1GNDT13W2V
Thanks to all, special thanks to Troy from new brunswick. part number i requested and troy provided repaired vehicle as we knew it would. Note to all- original fuel sending unit was found to have wiper contacts broken off and was replaced prior to original pos...
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2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L noise VIN: 1G1JC5246Y
Thanks to everyone that replied. John, the first thing I checked was TSB's in AllData, and don't know how I missed that, (My wife can tell you how I missed it, but we wont get into that right now) there it was LARGER THAN LIFE. I also assumed this noise was...
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2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS1953Y
Hello, vehile is fixed thanks to marty, and jim. they both hit the nail right on the head. the timing chain was off about 4 teeth. it was an easy job as others said it would be. many thanks to all who responded so quicky. Thakns again, Robert [...] Trouble codes: 300 (multipal misfires).
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2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Dome light VIN: 1GNFK16ZX2
First off thank you all for your help, unfortunately the customer has been very busy and is not concerned about the dome lights right now. I believe the problem, as many said is in the programming. The dome light option was left off or the wrong information us...
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2005 Chevrolet Optra 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KL1JK59Z75
Took car to dealer for TSB for code 1884 and reflashed the ECM. Has been a few weeks not and no problems, so I think it's safe to say its fixed. Trouble codes: 0700 (trans control system), 1884 (manufactuer specific).
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1988 Dodge Ramcharger AD150 5.9L drive shaft VIN: 1347889090
Wow!!! I love IATN and all of you. Forgive the emotion!! Ha. I didn't have to even look again at the vehicle after reading the first reply. It all made sense then. My bad. I sure missed it. The clips are in now and all is well. When I looked at the shaft this ...
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1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L case VIN: 1FTZR15X2W
Sorry for delay in closing. Completely forgot. Any ways,I used the other case with no problems, and everything worked great. Thanks again.
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2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Battery lamp VIN: IFAFP383PY
First of all I would like to thank everyone for all 23 replies. After replacing 3 alternators, battery, positive and negative battery cables, pin fitting all connectors, and the pcm, this car is fixed. We replaced the alternator with a motorcraft and the probl...
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTZR15X9Y
This truck has left the shop unrepaired. Not sure there was anything wrong with it. I'll attempt to summarize the replies, which had a lot of different opinions, some I believe were just guesses based on old-school theorys, others from actual knowledge only ...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Exhaust VIN: 1FTSX31574
We finally found the problem. I got a lot of helpful replies unfortunately we went in the wrong direction at first. We thought the exhaust was the cure and had a new front pipe sent up. Just before we put it on we drove it on the lift blocked the tires and ...
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2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, 3 Dead Cylinders VIN: 1FMYU03145
Thanks to everyone who replied. Those of you who referred me to the TSB regarding this problem were correct. This vehicle had the incorrect factory installed plugs. The customer ended up taking the vehicle to the dealer & argued a free PCM out of them, but had... Trouble codes: P0352 (Ign. Coil B Malf.), P0353 (Ign. Coil C Malf.), P0354 (Ign. Coil D Malf.), P0355 (Ign. Coil E Malf.).
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2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTSS34P05
FIRST OFF I WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE WHO REPLYED,MARK FROM CA,MIKE FROM IN,GREG FROM NEV LARRY FROM TEXAS KEVIN FROM CA DON FROM ONT WILLIAM FROM GA GREG FROM ONTARIO AND ESPECIALLY KIERAN FROM CA WHO HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD,WHICH WAS HAVE THE COMPUTER RE... Trouble codes: P0269 (cyl 3 contribution), P0272 (cyl 4 contribution), P0528 (fan sensor circuit no signal), U0105 (lost communication with fic module).
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2006 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU73E66
Most Replies mentioned a stuck vent solenoid and/or a restricted Canister. Unfortunately the customer decided to take it to their local Dealer. I'm closing this post for now, but will re-post a fix if the customer returns. Thanks for your replies. Trouble codes: P1450.
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1994 Geo Metro 1.0L Exhaust Valves VIN: 2C1MR2465R
Well, this one isn't fixed as of yet. Disassembled head, and looking at the valve, it isn't burn't, it is broken. Not sure if it was a weak valve, but are trying to get this worked out through the place we purchased the head from. The edges of the valve were t...
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1984 GMC C2500 5.7L Alignment VIN: 1CTCC24H8E
Thank you for the replies.. Typically SLA systems have between 6-8 degrees of SAI and MacPherson's have 12-14 degrees.. I needed to come up with a targeted Included Angle for diagnosis purposes.. Thanks again..Arne
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2002 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L Ride Control VIN: 1GK7K66U72
You can call this fixed, sort of, I found the left rear shock sensor connector rotted off of the shock. The customer needs rear shocks and after I hit him with the numbers, he's going to put it off for now.
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2003 GMC Sierra 3500 6.6L Check engine light VIN: 1GDJC34163
Replaced front fuel tank sending unit as well as fuel transfer pump. Trouble codes: P2066 (Fuel level sensor secondary problem).
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2001 Hyundai XG300 3.0L starter VIN: 1XMHFU45D9
Although I got good sound tips for this problem which I explored the simple things to look at. Grounds and relays it is so intermitant that the problem did not occur long enough for any real diagnosis. I do believe it is something to do with the burglar alar...
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1990 Jaguar XJS 5.3L cylinder head VIN: SAJNW4843L
Not to many responses but the ones that I got were more than helpful. I ended up not needing the tool for the tensioner but I did have to order a special puller for the cylinder head to get it off. I have done the xj6's before and have always managed to get th...
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L bumper cover VIN: 181FL97627
Thanks to John [...]. reply was right on.Remove lower valance. 1 10MM bolt on each side under finder liner, rest in the open. pop out the side marker lights,unhook driving/fog lights took about 30 minutes and off it came. Considering it's a Jaguar, it was ...
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1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L transmission VIN: KNDJA7238X
3 out of 6 replies said this is normal.1 said change fluid and filter.1 said hard seals in tranny. 1 said ground wire at battery. I checked wire (ok).Called person that owned car previsely and they were told by dealer that its normal.thanks for all the help.
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2003 Land Rover Discovery S 4.6L Remote Keyless Entry VIN: SALTL16413
Had the Land Rover dealer program the remotes to the new receiver. System working ok. Thanks for all the replies.
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG 5.5L ride control VIN: WDBNG73J21
found left rear lower control arm bent due to tow truck r&r with new control arm and strut assy. bled out ace system cleared codes .
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1992 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L Shifter
I have disconnected the shifter cable at the transmission to put it in N. Am now able to push it into parking area. The main consensus was as above, another, removing the consul . However it turned out easier to remove the over center clips on the air ...
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1985 Porsche 928 S 5.0L Interior VIN: WPOJB092XF
Thanks to eveyone that offered there assistance with this vehicle. Voltage is supplied to the Oil Pressure Gauge, and the Oil Pressure Switch provides the variable ground. A simple way to test and prove this is to disconnect the wire feeding the Oil Pressur...
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2001 Saturn LW300 3.0L odometer VIN: 1G8JW84R71
sorry for not closing this sooner i was sure that i did. anyways thanks to all that helped, it was a body control module and a flash. all things are working great now thanks
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2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L engine VIN: 4S3BH68671
Thank you for your help we did a master oil pressure test on it and discoveredlow oil pressure. We inspected the oil pump and the oring was damaged as suggested on IATN we replaced it reassembled vehicle engine noise was gone and oil pressure was normal. Thank...
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K3X
Thanks for all the help, you guys are great. It turned out to be clogged ports in the throttle body. Corrosion from setting for so long I guess. Those tiny holes were plugged good. Thanks again Bill Trouble codes: P0401.
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2000 Toyota Tundra 4.7L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: STBBT4413Y
We checked with dealer and a few other sources and the vehicles fuel economy is a little below average but normal.Two other customers have same vehicle and around same fuel economy.Thanks for all your help and information.
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2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2T1BR12E9Y
To Gary, Jimmy, Brian, and Dave. You all were right on. A new MAF sensor took care of the problem. Thank you very much for your assistance. Saved again by the talents of IATN. Jack
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2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEGF21A32
I want thanks all who help out with your replies, I had let another tech post his problem child on here. The fix was the time belt. It was just a tooth off. when he would put the pulley on (back pulley) the teeth were up. and when he would turn the crank by ha... Trouble codes: P1346, P1351.
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2004 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDY38T14
This car is fixed but not quiet like the factory would have.I installed an o2 bung in the exhaust directly below the flange and installed a 5/8" nipple with silicone hose and all is well for the high flying used car lot.This car was purchased at the auction so... Trouble codes: P2441.
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSP29M92
Gentleman I'm afraid I have not yet got this vehicle fixed.My buddy ask me to help and put this VW on net.He has not yet got the car back.I'm not sure if he is dragging his butt or customer is not rebooking.I asked him a couple of times to get cracking but he ... Trouble codes: P0673 (Glow plug circuit error).
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