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2005 Acura TL 3.2L Air Bag VIN: 19UUA66265
This Acura came into my shop with an air bag light on, I am the only shop in the area who will do import work, my resources are limited on this. It came in with the trouble code 42-11, No signal from RF impact sensor. I did reset and the code came back right a...
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1996 Audi A4 2.8L Surge
Audi A4(1996)VIN: [...] 1.8ltrADR(5 valve engine with manual gear box))This car has the following problem: On deceleration/release of throttle it will hunt up and down for a while until its idle stabilizes.We did a throttle adaption,We have replace...
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1999 Audi A4 1.8L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBB28D3X
hey thanks in advance for your help. this car came in for lack of power and surging with a code for low map sensor presure. if i pinch off the wastegate acuator the boost goes up to 8 psi because the wastegate dose not open. at what psi should the acuator star...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED64B01
The cats on this car are not damaged and appear to be working ok...Is there an Audi tech who has heard of a Service Bulletin that corrects this problen with a software upgrade to the ECM? We understand that that Basically this means that the oxygen sensor down... Trouble codes: P0421
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2004 Audi A8 4.2L interior air flow VIN: WAUML4YE24
Customer complaint is when car is very hot interior climate control turned on it will run for a few minutes normally then the air flow will shut down. Cooler temps it is ok. We reproduced the customer complaint by turning climate control on and temp to low (an...
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2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Trunk Release switch VIN: WAULC68E84
Hi all, I have this A4 and the trunk release button on the driver's door does not operate. The trunk will pop open when it is activated with the key fob but not with the release button. No fault codes are logged. I have gone into actual values group 005 and ca...
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1993 BMW 318i 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WBACA0209O
Hallo this BMW is giving us a bit of a headache!When it is cold and warming up it idles and runs ok.When it gets warm(operating temp or just below that,) it surges at idle, but not continually,(it will not stall but sometimes almost does), and it has a bad hes...
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1996 BMW 535i E39 3.4L lock up VIN: WBADE22060
CUSTOMERS COMPLAINT: Customer has only purchased the vehicle 3 months ago and recently he has noticed a shift falling in and out of gears at aproximatelly 60 k/m per hour (35 m/ph) ON TEST DRIVE: On test drive it felt as if the lock up was engaging disengagin...
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3340Y
Hello BMW Techs This BMW sets random misfire codes and runs rough. The oil seperator and hose have been replaced and the exhaust cam sensor . I have tried smoke testing have tried a different set of plugs and crank sensor . Have also checked fuel pressure 51lb... Trouble codes: 300 (302 -), 302 (304 -), 304 (305 -), 305 (testing and results)
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2004 BMW 325i 2.5L Service Reminde VIN: WBAET37464
Pretty stupid . . . the diagnostic connector must be in a different spot on the 04 and newer. Need to reset service reminder - new procedure and/or new diagnostic connector location. No owners manual in this vehicle. Could not find what we need in Mitchell - w...
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1996 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L ride control VIN: 1GGKY529XT
when turing to right at lower speeds there is a clicking noise from front left side near tire.the weight of the vehicle has to transfer to this side to here the noise. unsure of where to go.this system does have auto leveling.i think it may be the strut.but it...
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1996 Chevrolet C1500 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEC19W1T
The above mentioned vehicle has had a recurring check engine light on.We can clear the code(p0420) and some times it might stay off for a week and then some time it will come back on the next day.As mentioned the cat has been changed and o2 sensor. Both were c... Trouble codes: P0420
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Blower motor VIN: 2GCEK19R5W
Anybody out there that has had to fix a cowel area water leak coming into the heater housing?
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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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2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L a/c comp VIN: 2G1WF52E22
no comp clutch enagement even from pcm relay grnd control. all wiring fuses relay good. pressure sw active on pids, a/c request pid on bcm worinking,no a/c request toggling on pcm pid. isuspect the bcm as an aftermarket alarm was tied in, but disconnected in s...
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2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L theft deterrent sys. VIN: 1G1ND52J13
fellow techs, a big thank you in advance of any help i can get on this one. i have checked my tsb,s on this but could not find anything. i do find it odd that the voltage readings in the theft deterrent circut are zero, yet the system can be programmed and the...
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2005 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2G1WH52K25
Hello everyone, this has a #2 cylinder miss fire. Ignition is good, very healthy spark. Injector fires as good as the other cylinders and fuel drop is the same. compression is 165 on all cylinders. I have even pulled the plug out to see if it was sparking and... Trouble codes: P0300
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2005 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.5L belt lock VIN: 1GNDV23LX5
Customer said the buzzer came on when put in gear. He tried to pull the under hood fuses 1 at a time to stop the buzzer. It did not work. After i scaned for codes and found none i checked the buzzer comes on in gear with the seatbelt on but the scan data will ...
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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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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) C 5.7L alignment VIN: 2C3AA63H75
Hello fellow techs. I have a frustating problem that maybe some one out there has also also come across. My problem is that I am trying to use our Hunter K111 alignment machine with Hunter DSP100 sensors to do a 4 wheel alignment. My problem is the front subfr...
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1994 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 284GH253XR
engine stalls when hot and on heavy throttle this only happens when hot. Have checked dist and fuel pressure all is ok. when throttled up O2 reads rich and stays there until throttle is released. have scanned for codes and none found
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1995 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Converter VIN: 3B7KF23C2S
Went to pick up this vehicle and customer had replaced transmission filter and gasket to try to fix bad shift condition. Found transmission three quarts low and we topped off fluid. Test drove truck and transmission shifts into all gears but when shifts into 3...
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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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1999 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L engine oil pressure VIN: 4B3AU52N1X
Customer states oil pressure guage goes down to zero at idle when hot and ocassionally oil warning lamp comes on. I have verified the low guage reading but lamp has not come on. There are 2 sending units on this engine ( 1 for lamp, the other for guage.) I pul...
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2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L all gauges VIN: 1B247L65WS
hi everybody this truck been a thorn in my side.im hoping someone ran into this problem.i dont have any guages working and the odometer comes up no bus.the vehicle cranks fine but just wont start.i checked the back of the of instrument cluster for bad wires an...
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1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L case connector schematic VIN: F12344R678
I need a schematic of the case connector pins inside the pan on a 4r44e trans. some wires got pulled out when the valve body was pulled and my book doesn't show it..I have nowaqy of knowing which wire came from which pin without a pic of the case connector pin...
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1998 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTVR10C9W
I have had this truck for 2 weeks now with no postive changes. This is a standard trans truck. While driving under a load this truck will buck and jerk as if it is losing electrical power. When it does it the check engine light will flash on as if it is shutti...
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1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1FTRE1428X
Thank you in advance for your time. I Have this 99 ford e150, with a miss under load. code po303. Ignition system tested okay. Fuel pressure is at 35psi. With regulator disc. pressure goes up to 40 with no change in miss under load. The miss does disapp. when ...
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L instrument cluster VIN: 2FMZA5145X
thanks in advance . we recieved this vehicle with the instrument cluster totally inop . we pulled the cluster & found the back was burnt .we replaced the cluster & reprogramed the cluster & replace the key . the cluster was totally operational for four days . ...
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2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FMRV1563Y
Our customer reports this vehicle will occassionally jump from idle to 3000 rpm which causes the vehicle to lurch. Quite nerve wracking when at a stop light behind someone. Happens randomly, and we are unable to pull any codes. Has someone had this occur to ...
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2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L brake warning light VIN: 1FMYU01132
I have some strange electrical concerns with this one.The brake warning light is on dimly,even with the master cylinder switch and park brake switch disconnected and the radio stops working with the transmission in reverse or drive,works normally in park and n...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L trans VIN: 1FMZU72E82
3 weeks after initial rebuild, customer complains that car will roll back in Drive at light. also no power in initial take off when cold. We were not able to duplicate the no power on take off complaint. However, in D we need to maintain aprox 900 rpm to keep ...
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2002 Ford Escort SE 2.0L engine/car VIN: 3FAFP13P92
Engine has a bad vibration @ idle, worse with A/C on, no problems at all off idle. We have replaced lower engine mounts (front & back), upper left engine mount (did not help, so re-installed original), performed Ford's TSB for vibration (modify engine bracket,...
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2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTRW07653
Have a 2003 Ford F-150 came in originally with codes p0171, p0174, p0175, and p1131. Changed plugs, boots, cleaned injectors, MAF, PCV tube, and cleaned TB. Still has codes p0175 and p0171. LTFT sits at -25 on Bank 2 and +28 on Bank 1. We smoked the intake and... Trouble codes: P0175
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2003 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Transfercase VIN: 1FMZU74L43
This is a 4411 v transfer Case. The transfer case shudders under load under heavy excel and tight turns in forward or reverse. The first thing I did when it came in was to service the contaminated fluid with ams oil. That changed nothing. I then unhooked the e...
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2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDXE45P76
Vehicle towed in 3 times. 1st time-Crank sensor code was pulled-replaced crank sensor. Within an hour of driving, customer shut vehicle off and it would not restart until cooled down-1/2 hour or so. Code pulled was for "battery voltage out-of-range". Tested bo... Trouble codes: P2614 (cmp signal output circuit/open. refers to cam sensor), P2617 (ckp signal output circuit/open. refers to crank sensor)
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1999 GMC K2500 Sierra SLE 7.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTGK23J6X
hey all need some help[ on this one. installed reman longblock customer pick up and drove fine for about a week.then it stated stumbling on him. got the truck back at the shop found codes p0102 checked maf and it is not having any activity replaced drove and d... Trouble codes: P0102
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2005 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L loss of power VIN: 1GTEC14255
Morning, this vehicle has this code set very intermittantly on cold starts, but only once and posts the reduced power message until the next restart and returns to normal, and resets and turns of the ses generaly before it gets to the shop for repair, I cannot... Trouble codes: P0220 (tp sensor circut or app sensor out of range), P2135 (TP sensor 1 and TP sensor 2 correlation)
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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.7L Torque lockup system VIN: IHGCE664XS
Hello Honda experts. I just bought this car at an auction, so I have no history on it, I it drive perfect and shifts fine but after a few days the MIL light came on, I scanned it found P1753 & P0740 stored, I cleared the codes, 5 days later the same codes came...
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: KMHDN45D81
car starts ok in the morning and when cold, after engine warms-up and try to restart the engine it will take a very long time to start. if a disconect one of the sensors (i.e. cts or ats) engine starts right up. i've replaced coolant temp sensor, map sensor, c...
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2001 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L Electronic VIN: JALB4B1432
Need help with this one. Transmission takes off in 3rd gear and doesn't shift. It will shift manually and seems to work good. There are no lights (SES, charge, seatbelt, etc.) on with key on or ever. No speedometer or power window operation. Also I cannot comm...
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1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L ignition switch power VIN: SAJHX1245V
Greetings, all! We got a call from a customer whose Jag stalled while driving on the highway- no warning or symptoms previous, just stalled & now has no response from key other than radio. Can turn key in all positions, but little happens. Headlights work, pow...
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L cooling system VIN: SAJDA01N81
Replaced radiator and have been unable to fill system. Have removed bleed valves in crossover tube and heater.still cannot get system to fill. Have read the service manualand cannot find any other reference to filling other then removing bleed valves. There wa...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Stall VIN: 1J49W48S3Y
Need help on this one.1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0. Customer came in with vehicle stalling mostly when backing up and sometimes sitting on a red light. Check for codes had a p0720(wheel speed sensor circuit faulty) code. Don't think it is related. Replaced the...
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2001 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L All Gages VIN: 1J4FA29P81
We have determined that cluster is bad on this Jeep. Customer doesn't like price of new ( 1000.00 coco's ). He asked about a used one. My question is,can a used one be installed without messing-up system? Thanks!
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cruise VIN: 1J46W48S93
Greetings. The cruise on this jeep quit one day and hasn't worked since. When testing using a Genisys scan tool I get to see the following 3 data streams...Speed control status: CRSW [off] or SPD [on]. Speed control set point: Mph. Speed Control Switch input: ...
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2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L engine noise VIN: SALTW16413
Noise is only there when hot. Disconnecting spark plugs individually makes no difference in the noise. Am leaning towards engine teardown to look for cracked piston or wrist pin. Are we missing something?
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2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L battery drain VIN: JT8BF28G0Y
This car came to me with high idle and code for high idle, I found the dashpot screw had been adjusted to hold idle high. I adjusted the screw to where it should be and started engine, to my suprise it idled correctly and the car seemed repaired. When I turned...
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1987 Mazda B2000 LX 2.0L engine VIN: JMZUF3115H
Hello all, I'm looking for info about swapping out my 2L carbureted engine for a 2.2L and retaining all the intake, exhaust, trans, etc. I already have an engine but have not dissasembled mine as of yet. The truck is still running well and passes smog but re...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 400SEL 4.2L Misfire VIN: WDBGA43E9P
car initially came in with intermittent(when very hot only)misfire/major power loss on accel. found engine wiring harness had little or no insulation(210k miles)replaced harness, plugs, ign wires,still experienced major intermittent power loss(4 cyls cut off/o...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L conv top leak VIN: WDBFA63E9S
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this SL320 in that has hydraulic fluid leaking from the the windshield area on the drivers side and it drips onto the customers leg. It appears that there are hydraulic cylinder/latch assemblies left a...
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1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Surge VIN: BVMRWEAPOJ
guys if you can help it would be great this car came to a week ago and only in dr it surges buy its self replaced a bunch of parts that would cause this but none worked replaced psp switch trs iac tps maff and ac switch has normal vavum readings and no codes w...
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2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Electronic VIN: 1MEFM59SX1
Customer complaint was blowing hot air all the time, verified problem. Blend door actutor would not come off full hot until temp. setting on control panel was set to 71. Removed actuator to make sure blend door was not sticking, no problem. Ran self diagnostic...
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2005 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L Going crazy VIN: 4M2ZU86E15
When you turn the key on the rear window washer and wiper starts going. Car will start and run at idle and will display Failsafe Mode, Check Advan Trac. Accidentally left key on one night and battery went completely dead. After that all codes went away and car... Trouble codes: P0606, P2104 (TAC Sys Forced Idle), P2106 (Throttle Actuator Control Sys Forced Limited Power), P2110 (Throttle Actuator Control Sys Forced Limited RPM), P2135 (ETC Throttle Pos Sen A/B Volt Correlation)
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1991 Mitsubishi Montero 3.0L No Start VIN: JA4GJ31S8M
Hey guys, I have this Montero that came in for a no start. It seemed as though one of the injectors was stuck open and causing #6 cylinder to fill with fuel and hydraulic lock the engine. Before dis-assembly, I ordered an injector. After removing the upper pl...
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1988 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Cuts out VIN: JN1GB22S1K
Vehicle intermittantly shuts off, appears as though injector pulse width goes away. Fuel pressure stays solid within spec, spark is ok. Can hear injector pulsing with small amount of fuel, but not enough to fire car. If alternate fuel source is added vehicle w...
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1988 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G3HN54C8J
I have a multiple repeat failure with the ignition coil pack on this car. It is a 3800 V-6 VIN "C" with the Magnavox Type I single coil pack. It came in as a no start with intermittent backfire into the intake. Using an inline spark tester I had spark on two c...
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1995 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L MIL Lamp on
Greetings Y'all. Gots me a strange one. This LSS arrived with a transmission that ate itsself. It went off to a tranny shop to be delt with. At first, it seemed OK, but after a while, it developed interesting symptoms. It tended to vary depending on who drove ...
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1997 Plymouth Voyager 2.4L No Communication VIN: 2P4FP25B3V
No communication with Powertrain control Module. Vehicle came in with failed State Emissions test due to no communication with inspection machine. Cannot communicate with the Powertrain control Module with Modis or older "brick" scan tools. No problem communic...
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2000 Audi TT 1.8L abs module VIN: TRUTC28N11
The problem turn out to be the fuse panel on top of the battery, there was a fuse contact that had totally corroded off and was not shown on any diagram as a power supply. This was something that we found independant of the ABS problem. Once we repaired this...
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2004 Audi A4 3.0L fluid change VIN: WAU2228EX5
Thanks to all, for their input. Next time i get 1 of these autos in i can have a go at servicing it. thanks again peter
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2003 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L dome lights VIN: 1GNDM19X03
Well, so much for Snap-On Solus. I used the Tech-2 and it showed the side door jam switch staying on. Replaced jam switch & lights now work normally. BASICS & FACTORY TOOLS WHEN POSSIBLE, expecially with electronics. Thanks to those who attempted help. Howard
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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L misc. warning lamps VIN: 1G1JF52F85
I appreciate all the replies & thanks again, sorry for the delay but we have rescheduled this guy twice and something always comes up where he can't make it in. We're kinda in limbo at this point. We will definately scope the affected speed sensor when it ev...
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1985 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FMDU12NXF
Well... I recieved replies from Jim, Eddie, Steven and Peter. The suggestions were flow testing the injectors, decarbon combustion chambers, testing fuel pump flow & volume and determining if EGR valve is actually working. I have tested fuel flow, used BG 44k ... Trouble codes: 34 (EVP closed signal high).
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1992 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Timing Belt VIN: 1FTCR10A2N
Hi! Thanks to all the replies. This one is on the road again. The belt needed the 5:30 and 1:00 marks and YES there was one missing bolt in the ign module. Thanks to all of you. This is the best tool ever. Fernando [...]
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1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF15N6T
Well,I never did get this truck to act up for me.I put a new power relay and fuel pump relay in just to let him try it but he is away on biusness to China so I don't know anthing more at this time.I have to close due to time.Thanks alot for your time and the u... Trouble codes: P0320 (Ignition engine speed PIP input circuit malfunction).
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Fuel leak VIN: 2FMZA5144W
Thanks to everyone that replied. I was able to cut the old fuel line off at the fitting and the steel line without putting nicks in either one. (That is hard to do when the crimps are so thight and the fuel line is thin.) Then I used a repair kit for GM that h...
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L cold start VIN: 1FMZU34E7W
hello to all who took time out to asist me Dan [...] nailed it down, the lower plenum gasket were leaking ,which was causing the cold start, rough idle and stalling , thanks again Emeale
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2006 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L fan module VIN: 2MEHM75W16
Sorry it took so long time to close Thank for your replies, the problem is the TFT circuit, when the PCM see 205f comand comand fan motor. Thanks again.
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1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L abs VIN: 1GKDT13W4W
Thanks to everyone for the replies. Almost everyone offered checking for rust under the front wheel sensors or play wheel bearing play, which I did yesterday. Was able to check the pass sensor but no rust was present, but cleaned it anyway. Could not check the...
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2004 GMC Sierra 3500 6.6L runs out of fuel VIN: 1GDJC3426E
installed new updated front fuel tank,the problem wasnt the fuel card.the filler neck or the spud goes to far down into the tank thus sender float gets hung up on it and gage will read alittle over 1/2 even when the tank is full and then the will go to empty a...
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1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start, no mil VIN: 1HGEJ8140X
Group, Thanks for all the great help and replies. What I found is that I was over stressing!! The no start and the mil light being out were 2 seperate problems. The no startwas due to aftermarket cap and rotor. I replaced the wires,cap and rotor with Honda p...
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJEA51C02
Well trans is in, put in fluid, and everything is ok except for 1 thing. I PULLED THE WRONG LEVEL PLUG!!! =^( looks like im doing the job over again. thank you everyone for the help, especially jason who said, "pull the level plug out while its running (un...
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Battery VIN: 1J4GW58N4Y
Well, we'll call this one a fix unless I hear otherwise from the customer and I will amend this fix if that happens. I had an IDENTICAL jeep in today and with the customers consent I tested the parasitic draw on it and came up with the exact same .034 drain an...
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2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FF48S3Y
The bulletin to clean the valves did get rid of missing that you could feel.David [...] reminded me there was more to do with rotating the valves inthe bulliten to get all the carbon therefore I feel that was probably the correct fix. the customer traded the... Trouble codes: 300 (random miss), 303 (miss 3), 304 (miss4), 305 (miss 5), 306 (miss6).
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2001 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB12191
We ended up replacing the pump and that took care of the problem. Thanks to all that replied. Trouble codes: P0455 (Excessive EVAP leak).
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1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L ps pump/rack VIN: J1SUF11ECM
Well, once again you guys have come through. Michael from Florida hit it right on the head - the o-ring under the reservoir was cut. Replaced it and all seems to be well. Thanks, guys.
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1989 Mazda B2200 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JM2UF3136K
I found a broken tach signal wire, thus no signal to the ecm. repaired the wire & bingo - it all worked well. Iatn came through again. Thanks for the input from those who responded.
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.2L Seat belt retract arms VIN: WDBEA66E0P
I found the problem by dumb luck: Evidently, one of the extender arms was out of sync and had one of the micro switches open or closed. Anyway, what I did to sync them was to manually pull both of the extenders most of the way out carefully and then turned the...
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2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L Struts VIN: 4M2ZU86K14
Okay this was not an easy vehicle to replace the struts. You need to use a 1/4" drive shallow socket with a 1/4" swivel head rachet. Turn the nut with the rubber bumper, only one nut is holding it on, off a few turns and it will slide off. It's a slotted openi...
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1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21A4X
Goodmorning we performed aditional electrical tests and found the driver for turning on and off the valve had burned up.We figure it was over worked from blockage when the canister came apart. The customer declined any further repairs at this time.
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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Electronic VIN: 5N1ED28T7Y
THIS WAS THE ECM. THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP, IT WAS NOT SENDING GROUND TO THE RELAY
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2006 Nissan Xterra X 4.0L No Start VIN: 5N1AN08W96
Thanks for all the replies. I double checked the crank sensor. Sensor was plugged in. I removed the sensor but no damaged to the sensor. Hook up scope and got a signal from the crank sensor. So I had the tech drop the transmission. Sure enough the flywheel was...
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1990 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.1L Cuts out VIN: 1GHCU06D4L
I called the customer and so far so good. We warrantied the cat with a different brand and then did some more testing. Fuel trim looked slightly rich at about 134 so we tried to get that down. Since everything looked good we tried another MAP sensor. Fuel trim...
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1999 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 163GR62C0X
Well this car threw me for a loop. I ohmed( i;m not a big fan of ohming) the injector, flow tested the injector, and listened to the injector. All came back the injector is ok. I checked everything, installed new plugs, wires(one was shorted) and sprayed fo... Trouble codes: P0300, P0440, P0560, P0603, P1637.
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1995 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1L temp up and down VIN: 1G2NW55M6S
Thanks so much for all the help. The responce was overwhelming. SO many people took the time to help it is heartwarming. Now the fix. Many of the replies said what I was seeing was the very first stages of either a head gasket or intake gasket failure. I ha...
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1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L ERLS fuse blows very intermittently VIN: 1G2NE12MXT
I was not ever able to get this extremely intermittent problem to recur. I checked the shifter area, and wiring near trans bulkhead connector per advice recieved. I wired in inline fuses in front of the A/C Compressor, EGR valve, and ATX controls so that if an...
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2001 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L steering VIN: JF1GF43501
Lots of good responses so thank you. The customer found that the longer he drove the vehicle, the less it would happen. He never returned but has called to say that it was working fine. I must add though that I had a similiar situation the other day after d...
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2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L 2-3 shift VIN: JTEGH20V02
Well I don't know how I could have prevented this, it turns out the computer supplied by the local dealer was not the correct one. After too much fruitless testing the computer was replaced with the correct one and all is well. There are many lessons here, two...
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1998 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWAB81E2W
Hey, I have a new maf in the shop as well and i tried it. No change in the readings. We stock lots of oem parts witch we get from vw. I agree with you! they are junk. I did check the n80 valve over by the air box it is ok. It click's on and off during te... Trouble codes: P0172.
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMD63B03
Good afternoon Guys, As they say, iAtn rocks! Thank You so much for the replies! I had 7 already. Thanks to Glen, and Victor for the other things to look into. I Knew the vacuum was too low but I could make it right by manually blocking off the intake a little... Trouble codes: P1297 (VAG 17705 Throttle valve connection pressure loss), P0300 (Random Misfire Detected).
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Stall VIN: WVWWH63B03
I recieved many good suggestions and am very grateful for the input, unfortunately the customer had to get the car back before I could resolve this problem.Most replies involved checking the crank sensor.This seems to be a common issue so keep that in mind whe...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L asr/esp VIN: 3VWSE69M33
Thank you to all who responded. the problem I requested help on was for a problem with the traction control/stability system. All checks we could do and tests we could run didn't seem to help. We also had at the same time some unrelated or so it seemed PCM co...
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1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ5648W
thanks to all that replied to my problem. the fix was to repair the pcv system as per most of the replys. thanks for the help. JIM
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1998 Volvo S70 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YVLS5584W2
thank you for all the great info and help. after checking and rechecking the intake system for unmetered air,no leaks were found.the mass air flow sensor was replaced. a function test was performed and the car is fixed. once again thanks for all the help. all ... Trouble codes: P0171.
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