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2002 Acura RSX 2.0L phantom draw
Have put quite a few hours in on this so far. If vehicle is left for more than 1 day battery goes flat. With meter hooked up there is a 0.3A draw at KOEO. Have checked all aftermarket systems, no luck. The phantom load will disappear intermittant;y when car is...
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1999 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUCB28DXX
Vehicle entered shop as a no start condition with a draw on the battery killing battery. Located the heated washer nozzles causing a draw greater than 1 amp. Vehicle also has a code P1545 for the Throttle Position circuit. My flow chart is very vague, so it... Trouble codes: P1545 (throttle position)
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAET37463
Engine missfire is intermitten,(always comes back after about three days) unable to duplicate in shop,P1345, freeze frame 122f, long trim is 0% short is 24%. all the spark plugs and ignition coils have been replaced, the fuel filter was plugged and was replace... Trouble codes: P1345
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1996 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 7.4L convertor lock up VIN: 1GCHK33J3T
im posting this one for my buddy. he stopped in with his 96 chevy dually with a complaint of the speedometer not going over 50mph and not being able to pass anyone on the highway over this speed. i didnt get a chance to diagnose it yet, but i drove it on the h...
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2004 Chevrolet Classic 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1ND52F34
Ok here, We go car came in on a hook some time back... and start everytime. keep it for 3 days, never had a problem.1/21/08. we did a fuel filter at that time for maintenance only. Todat it came in on a hook again, 4/25/08. this time it would not start! Good I...
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1997 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L No Start VIN: 1C4GP64L3V
customer brought van in and stated that it will not start after setting in rain. did confirm this and connected scanner and found I could not communicate with body module and the dash is totally dead when this happens. Has anyone seen this before I wish I had ...
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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck ST 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7MX48C56
we checked everthing including cam end play Trouble codes: P0341
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1990 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L engine VIN: 1FMEU15N7L
This is a personal request for my truck. Just finshed rebuliding the motor. All new parts pistons, crank shaft, roller camshaft and lifters, new push rods and new fuel injectors. All machine work done at a shop that Ihave used for years and on other personal r...
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1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 5.4L Electronic VIN: 1FTSS35L7X
Vehicle came in with transmission fluid pouring out of the front pump seal. Removed transmission and noticed that the tranmission has been rebuilt or repaced recently (last 20K). This is a new customer and have never seen this vehicle before. Replaced front pu...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTZR15V8X
Upon start up, after a couple hours of not running,and overnight, the cylinders load up with fuel and the plugs are soaked. All scan data appears normal and not codes are set. You have to go into Clear Flood mode to get the truck running. After running for a m...
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2001 Ford Focus Street 2.0L Rev Limiter, Shift VIN: 1FAFP34301
Have an ’01 Focus SE 2.0L DOHC Zetec here, when you slightly snap the throttle on a drive, like for example if you want to pass someone the rev limiter (fuel cut-out) will kick in and it won’t change the gear. It appears it will shift up, then shifts back down...
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2001 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L battery light VIN: 1GCHG35R11
Hello fellow IATN members. Van was towed in to us with dead battery. Installed new battery and checked the charging system. Charging system was low and not charging, battery light on dash was on for about 10 seconds then goes out for about 4 seconds then comes...
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1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: JHMCB7554P
Hi,I having a problem to identifie the component causing this sintoms. Using the OTC solarity I found good sensors inside the distributor(signals look fine to me). When the misfire, hesitation,rpm needle goes craisy, dies occurrs; I can see double ramping form...
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L cooling fan VIN: 1J8GX58J53
Replaced compressor with new unit new accumulator new expansion block, evacuate and recharged system.A/C is cooling good pressures low side 40 hi side 220.This vehicle is equiped with a hydraulic fan. It turns when the A/C is turned on,but very slow untill you...
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1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MELM50U5V
towed in no start. no spark. one fast injector pulse. checked powers and grounds to computor from a electrical schematic possible i missed something. swapped out coil,crank sensor,computor, after computor swapped have injector pulse for about 4 seconds during ... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire)
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Unknown VIN: WMWRC33403
Customer has been driving vehicle for a month since we installed transmisison. We put correct fluid into transmission. Ever since we installed the transmission there has sounded like there is air in the when accelerating hard, i.e. taking off from a stop light...
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1998 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L No Start VIN: 1P3EJ46C4W
their was a short in cam sensor connecter and crank.repaired wiring.before their was no 5-volt 0r 8 volt supply to sensors and asd relay was not activating.replaced pcm with 1998 stratus from known good vehicle.still no spark but injector only pulses once then...
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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L 2-3 shift VIN: 1G2WP1211W
Car drives well but seems to shift from 2nd to 4th when driving. There no codes and if you wern't looking for third you probly would never notice that car skips fron 2nd to 4th on accell. When watching on scanner I can see all solenoids being commanded on and ...
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1989 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: ZARBA5648K
Thanks to all who responded especially Jeff in Mass.-Joe/Bogden/ [...] and all the others -the information I recieved was great and the vehicle being a "limited" car for information; it was really a help. Sometimes getting the Previous repair information from t...
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2002 Audi A4 1.8L radio VIN: WAULC68E82
got a call back from my dealer, they give me the code, thanks
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1989 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc-Z 5.7L engine
Well, I finally fixed this one. Turns out that it just needed a valve job. Found the problem with a cylinder leak down test. Every cylinder had at least one leaking valve. I'm not sure why the vaccum was low, but steady. Maybe close to equal leakage? The custo...
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19T8X
There is no consensus opinion regarding this problem. I have gone to the library and used their Mitchell resourses. The owner of this vehicle is not pressing for a quick resolution and it is on the back burner. I thank all of you.
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2000 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G1WH55K6Y
I wanted to thank everyone who replied,Glenn is right! The crank sensor is bad ,there was no damage to the sensor or wiring,just time for a new sensor. Thanks Marty
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L continues VIN: 1GTEK19T51
WHOA, WHOA,!!! 33 replies and counting, too many to answer back with thank you's. Let me start off by saying that this truck was not in MY shop. A friend of mine has it in his shop and he does not understand the power of the IATN and the NET. When I called him...
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2004 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5L Compressor VIN: 1G1ZU54874
Thanks to all who took the time to help. After reading your overwhelming support that the compressor was the problem I ordered one up along with an accumulator and a new expansion valve. Changed all the parts, flushed the condenser and the evaporator, charg...
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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY78G13
Whoopeee, it's fixed! It seems that we had weak voltage from the ASD relay that wouldn't allow the fan to operate. I have to say that since it's Saturday and full of distractions from the typical Saturday customers that I didn't spend the time to test and con... Trouble codes: P0480.
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2001 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L oil pan VIN: 1GDR631R11
Thanks to all those who told me it was a quick fix because it was. Didn't have to take anything off. Loosened flywheel cover and took off oil pan. Thankful I didn't listen to those who want me to remove mounts,exhaust,oil lines,lift motor, vary unnecessary. Th...
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1999 Lexus LX470 4.7L ride control VIN: JT6HT00WXX
I want to thank IATN and the knowlegeable technicians who are willing to take time out from their busy days to help others, from the two replies that I received I will know just what to do should the customer ever come back in to have the washer fluid re...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D2Y
I asked the customer for approval to go further in diagnosing his vehicle and he declined the repairs. He runs a used car lot and decided to just take the car to auction. Thank you to all who replied. This is one I think we could have fixed with a little more ... Trouble codes: 105 (absolute pressure sensor), 1464 (fuel level sensor or circuit).
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2008 Nissan Altima S 2.5L battery dead VIN: 1N4AL24EX8
I was very fortunate to get a reply from Vince a Nissan Master Tech...my problem was not being familiar with the "I Key" ( intelligent key) with the "keyless start" its easy to forget to put the ignition in the lock position..I had left both in the on position...
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1997 Plymouth Voyager 2.4L No Communication VIN: 2P4FP25B3V
The fix for this vehicle was to replace the PCM. Test results showed that pin #7 of the ALDL had the proper voltage (11 volts)with scanner connected in generic mode, but when looked at with a lab scope there was very little communication (digital square wave)c...
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1996 Subaru Impreza LX 2.2L Diode VIN: JF1GC4558T
Thanks to Peter [...] who spent an inordinate amount of time working with me on this to nail down the problem It was complicated by the fact that some of the Subaru technical data, as supplied by Alldata, was incorrect, and Alld...
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1994 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4TARN81AOR
THANX TO ALL THAT REPLIED, I TRIED EVERYTHING TO FIGURE THIS ONE OUT, UNFORTUNATELY I FINALLY PERFORMED LEAK DOWN TEST AND FOUND CYLINDER 4 VALVE NOT SEATING. MACHINE SHOP WILL HEAR FROM ME. THANX AGAIN TO ALL WHO HELPED Trouble codes: 71 (egr).
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