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2002 Audi A6 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT64B42
Hello, Customer cam in with MIL on. Code P0014. They also wanted there timing belt changed. I replace the Bank 1 exhaust sensor and did the timing belt/water pump. After the job was complete I get P3304 code. All my timing marks are correct and I put the old c... Trouble codes: P0014 (Retarded Camshaft Exhaust Bank 1), P3304 (Exhaust Camshaft/Crankshaft Position Sensor Incorrect)
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2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFB3359Y
Hello everyone ,I have a BMW with a 4.4 v8 that keeps coming up with a code P1522 .The truck has been to several shops and ended up with me .I have changed the vanos cam actuator and cam shaft position sensor on bank 2 but the light still comes on about five m... Trouble codes: P1522 (A camshaft position actuator bank 2)
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2001 BMW 320i 2.2L Misfire VIN: WBAAV13491
Good evening BMW techs,I have this 320i that has a misfire.It was brought in to my shop for a misfire.I checked codes and I had p0302,p0304 and p0306.Sorry I have the bmw specific codes at the shop but I am writing this from home.This is misfire cylinders 2,4 ...
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1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Hesitation, bucking VIN: 1G4HP52L0R
there is a slight bucking going up a grade under load. new wires/ plugs and cam sensor. check of harmonic balance and crank sensor ok. we will check further on monday morn but any help will be much appreciated. Trouble codes: P0341, P0342
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1983 Cadillac Eldorado 4.1L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1G6AL5787D
This Cadillac is killing me. Vehicle presented with a moderate ignition misfire. When vehicle was first given to me, I found that the #5 plug wire had burned through on the exhaust due to poor wire routing. Replaced cap/rotor and wires at this time. Plugs appe...
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1989 Chevrolet Corsica 2.0L Stall VIN: 1G1LT5419K
hello everyone, this vehicle is my father in-laws, last thursday he called and said that it stalled in his driveway, went over and looked at it and found that it was not getting any fuel, but we found that with the alternator unplugged it would run. long story...
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1996 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L Hesitation VIN: 1K1CHS123O
customer brought truck to my house after new plugs and wires. car runs ok before 50% on throttle then hesetates and bucks very bad after 50 percent . put in new tps sensor, new mass air flow sensor, new fuel filter seem a little better so gave back to customer...
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2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Cuts out VIN: 1GCCT19W5Y
This truck was referred to me from another shop. This truck will always rev limit shutdown at about 4100 rpm. recording a shut down show's rpm reaching a little over 4100 then jumps to 7500 exactly every time and will continue that cycle as long as foot is on ... Trouble codes: P0339
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Rear Axle VIN: 1GCEK19T63
Greeting Fello Technicians, Got a problem with my own 2003 Chevy Silverodo. I picked this up several weeks ago from an older gentelman. The problem I'm running in to is a thumping /clunking noise in the rear axle while driving down the road. I notice it more ...
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21L62
I have this truck here that also happens to be a company vehicle so unfortunatly i have no time to work on it but it also needs to be done yesterday. It came in idleing rough with a cel on for cyl 5 misfore and bank 2 lean. Test drove vehicle and noticed it ha... Trouble codes: P0175 (System rich bank 2), P0305 (Misfire cyl 5)
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1999 GMC Yukon Denali SLE 5.7L wipers\power windows\radio only VIN: 1GKEK13R8X
GM Techs we need your expertise on this strange electrical malfunction- the wipers\power windows & radio stop working and no power to affected fuses for these circuits.Checked wiring diagrams for these circuits & see no common denominator.May be reading the ch...
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2001 Infiniti G20 2.0L a/c compressor VIN: JNKCP11AO1
Hello everyone ! This Infiniti G20 has inoperative a/c system . I had tested various sensors and still can not find the problem. My Modis does not provide capability to look into climate Control codes or data . AllData has no instructions on how to retrieve an...
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1997 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L Surge VIN: 1J4FY29P2V
Fellow techs, this Jeep was recently purchased and has the looks of a vehicle that's got 150k miles on it as opposed to what the odometer reads. Customer complains of a surge under load in third gear. While driving at a steady cruise of about 50mph or so, when...
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1998 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L engine VIN: JM1TA2225W
Hello fellow techs : The dealer's invoice says the trouble codes found were : P0300 Random misfire , P0170 & P0713 Rich or Lean mix on both banks , P0725 PCM detected RPM signal below 300 for over 10 seconds and P1170-P1173 Banks 1&2 oxygen sensor signals belo...
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2000 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1N6SD11SD9
I am getting a vac. leak at the intake manifold gasket, or PCV runner. I am trying to remove the intake manifold upper and cannot get it out its loose but will not come all the way out. Am I missing something? I was almost ready to pull the engine. please help...
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2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L No Start VIN: 1G2NF52E72
the vehicle will start right up after a period of rest. after vehicle has been running 3 to 5 minutes, you shut it off and it will start right back up once if you turn the key right after shutting it down, but the second try the engine only cranks. plenty of s...
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2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L rear view mirror VIN: WAULC68E54
Unfortunately I have not repaired this vehicle,The testing procedures in alldata are the same as a few of you have stated here,I did get a wiring breakdown from a member but I accidentally erased the message and his name does not show among the 3 that answered...
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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGH8346Y
well this one is still not fixed and the customer needs the car back, a couple of things i had already tried new crank and cam sensors. and this vehicle does not use a return line from the engine, these cars use the fuel filter to return fuel back to the left...
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CXL 3.4L ses+security messages VIN: 3G5DBO3EX2
Hi gang, 14 responses,most said Replace BCM,Evidently i had continuity on the class2 data line, just corrupt or impropper message sent out from bcm, Pretty common prob. They seem to have a hi fail rate We installed bcm,took to local dealer + had it flashed, al...
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1991 Chevrolet V3500 Silverado 6.2L transmission VIN: 1GCHV33N3M
Hi everyone.I am closing this post because I believe I have the answer but have not tried it yet.The rear speed sensor probably has rust under it and has caused it to move up in the mounting hole wich will affect the signal,or the tps is defective.When I have ...
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1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L No Start
well, Randy from Alaska was right. Originally I pulled the O2 out to try and get this truck started but didn't start. Ended up dropping the exhaust from the manifolds, nice & easy with nuts and bolts, and the truck fired right up. One of those vehicles that...
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2000 Dodge Durango 5.2L Torque Convertor VIN: 1B4HR28Y1Y
I really apperciate all the help I have recieved, the durango still has a slight shudder and I want to replace the pump and the input shaft. The customer does not have the money at this time. He has agreed to take the vehicle and wait until he saves some money...
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1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEE14Y4S
Well thank you everyone for your great advice. After many many hours of testing, I performed a leakdown check on the cylinders, found the the rings to be leaking enough that on the intake stroke, to be pulling air from the crankcase into the cylinder, therfor ... Trouble codes: 136 (No EGO HO2S-1 Switch - Lean Exhaust bank 2), 172 (EGO Not Switching Lean Exhaust - Bank 1).
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTPX14574
well this truck is fixed. luckily I did not throw a fuel pump at it . I could not prove it was failing! AS it turned out it was the fuel pump driver module failing to provide power to pump. the pump does not run on full power all the time and intermittently wo... Trouble codes: 191.
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1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L engine over heated VIN: 1J4GZ58S1S
Well three of you were right it was the valves. the customer had not been honest with us and the engine had gotten alot hotter that they said and the valves were warped and the valve seats were not in good shape either. The customer only wanted the head checke...
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1996 Toyota T100 SR5 3.4L No Start VIN: JT4UN24D9T
Although the 4 replies had great information, non of them provided a fix. We did figure out what the problem was, but as of friday, the customer has not come back to get the truck repaired. What we found was the neutral safety switch had been overheated at the...
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