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2002 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L Braking VIN: 19UUA56902
When road tested, vehicle pulls left & right erradically. Also seems to stay braking for a slight bit after foot is removed from the pedal. When pedal is depressed slightly with car in air, all wheels seem to grab evenly. Wondering if ABS block assemblies ever...
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2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L rear camera VIN: 2HNYD18873
Customer of ours asking about rear camera inop @ times. Acura manual has very little information on this system. Acura parts dept has sold 6 cameras in last 12 months. There is also a camera control module that could be faulty. Cust states camera works sometim...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Frt Brakes VIN: WAUED64B01
This car came to me from another shop that could not fix frt brake squeal.They had installed new pads and rotors.I road tested car and verafited.This not your normal brake squeal.It starts immediately with brakes applied until complete stopped.I check rotor th...
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1990 BMW 525i 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WDBAHC1310
Removed transmission to correct poping out of 1st gear. Removed all housing bolts , yolk , shifter dentent springs & balls , all bolts securing internal shift linkage but tailshaft housing will only separate from main body about 1/4 inch.Alldata has no info on...
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2001 BMW 525i 2.5L Electrical System VIN: WBADT43441
Customer found vehicle would not start after letting it sit overnight. He jumped vehicle and it started. Vehicle was towed into us to have a new battery installed. The battery that was in the car was the original BMW battery. We replaced it with a battery from...
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1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4HP52L6S
Hell all and thank you in advance. Here is my problem child (or wife) This buick has dying problem. Some days it will run all day and others will dye often. things that have been done, Cam and crank sensor have been replace and that fixed my cam/crank error in...
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1999 Buick Riviera 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G4GD221XX
The vehicle came in with an intermittent stall problem. This only happens when in a deceleration mode and when shifting into reverse at idle. The engine will stall and restart immediately with no load in park or neutral. When at idle the vehicle will stall in ...
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2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Left rear power window and door lock VIN: 1G6KD54Y8Y
Bit of a strange one I think. Left rear door lock and power window inoperative. Found orange power wire to left rear door module broken at hinge area. Repaired wire. Now has power to door module, but does not operate window OR door lock. Does not operate from ...
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1957 Chevrolet corvette 283CID slip yoke VIN: 1234657891
I'm helping to put this car together after someone else took it apart. My specific question is should there be a snap ring on the transmission output shaft? This is a 4 speed and the driveshaft did't have a slip yoke on it when I got it. Went to my local drive...
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1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L battery VIN: 1GNDT13W8S
This truck is my own personal vehicle ,when it hapon i were driveing down the rode and all the gauge on my dash start jumping like crazey , and i heard a low hum comeing from the altanator and it haven charged sens. THINK YOU JAMES,.
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1998 Chevrolet S10 2.2L speedometer VIN: 1GCCS1449W
the one has been all over town. the vehicle came in with the speedo inop. we found the radio fuse missing, after we installed a radio fuse the speedometer works but the odometer will not light up. customer said that it did before the speedo stopped working. (h...
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2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Mechanical VIN: 3GNFK16T4Y
NO COLD AIR IN FRONT!!COLD IN REAR. THIS VEHICLE WILL NOT BLOW COLD AIR IN THE FRONT OF VEHICLE, THE REAR A/C WORKS GOOD. THE PRESSURES ON THIS VEHICLE READ OK, WITH AN OCCASIONAL SURGE IN HIGH PRESSURE. THE VEHICLE HAS JUST HAD A NEW ACCUMULATOR AND THE BLEND...
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2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Unknown VIN: 1GCCS1453Y
This one has really got me going. The problem is an intermittent no shift from 2nd to 3rd. It seems to only happen at WOT, the shift is commanded by PCM according to the scanner, and monitoring the 2-3 solenoid circuit with a test light shows the solenoid turn...
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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Rear A/C VIN: 1GNEK13Z22
I got no cooling from the rear a/c unit. I replaced the compressor due to internal failure. Now the rear a/c is blowing warm. The system is full and the pressures look fine. The front unit is very cold. I have had 2 of theses trucks in a row do the samething. ...
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L low power VIN: 1GNDT13S82
Thanks for reading. This thing has low power all the time, in fact, it wont go over 4K RPM and it takes it's time getting there. Low power during drive,But durring the CKP relearn it will go higher. Trims and O-2's are actually real good,+- 3-4. No codes, peri...
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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT LS 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNES16S14
hi all, a honda guy here with this chevy trailblazer(friends).this thing keeps throwing the p0128 code for the ect. i have checked the sensor several times and it has always been in spec,the radiator is always full, the coolant looks to be clear and good, reco... Trouble codes: P0128
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2007 Chevrolet Uplander 3.9L Rear Suspension VIN: 1GBDV13187
On slightest bumps rear suspension slams. Sounds like it's bottoming out but it is not. Only happens moving forward. Sounds like noise might be occurring after the bump when suspension rebounds. Has automatic leveling but it all appears to be working correctly...
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2005 Chrysler 300 (Car) Limited 3.5L control head VIN: 2C3JA53G55
Last week we installed a new evaporator core due to leakage. This fixed our leak. After reinstalling the dash- the vents were all screwed up. Went to dealer to do a calibration-thought it was in need of calibration, Found 2 codes in it. One was for blend door ...
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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Hydraulic system VIN: 3B7HF13Y1V
First time posting, this problem has both NAPAFIX and I completely stumped, PLEASE HELP! Vehicle was brought in with a very low brake pedal, truck barely stops. Vehicle has RWABS only, no lights on. Inspected front and rear brake pads and shoes and found left ...
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2005 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L belt tensioner VIN: 1B3EL46X15
%$%$#%$#^$&$@@!!! Its friday at 4:30pm and this guy comes in with wet carpet on his stratus, oh and also making a rattling noise when the a/c is on. I take a look and the drain is dripping, look up inside with a boroscope all clear, give it a blow job anyway (...
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1995 Eagle Talon ESi 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4E3AK44Y1S
Hello gentlemen I have a problem vehicle that has a very intermittent issue that I am trying to resolve. This vehicle will exhibit a severe idle surge from 700rpm to 1500rpm intermittently accompanied by a check engine light and a P0351. The P0351 code is ... Trouble codes: P0351 (ignition coil primary circuit)
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1991 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDEE14H3M
Hello fellow Techs...this one has haunted me for a while...brought in on the hook for a no run condition. As always it starts after the tow truck ride. Finally got a no run situation in the shop and no fuel from rear tank to the junction block (black round par... Trouble codes: 95 (fuel pump power to pump circuit open), 96 (fuel pump ground circuit open)
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1994 Ford Taurus SHO 3.2L compressor VIN: 1FALP54PXR
The compressor only has 8.5- 9.5v and does not always engage. jumped 12v to the compressor and it will engage. The compressor gap is .038. It will engage if you push on the clutch. should the compressor get more voltage from the control box mounted on the radi...
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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L vibration VIN: 1FALP6536T
this countour has a major vibration at idle. it belongs to a regular customer and has had this vibration for some time. the vibration is a harmonic type vibration that you get when engine mounts are bad. it smooths out as you drive. the vibration is mainly at ...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Stall, Hard start VIN: 1FTYR10C7X
Vehicle came in with engine kicking back during cranking. It had broken multiple starters. Also tip in acceleration will kick back like it is crosswired or out of time and will stall. It will not do this if the throttle is slowly opened. Delco Tech line had ...
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1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L runs hot VIN: 1FDXF46SBX
this one has me puzzuled. tihs ford came into the shop running hot. we replaced the water pump, thermostat, and flushed the cooling system. we even disconected the exhaust pipe and it still runs hot. but here's the kicker---it only runs hot after driving down ...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FDWF37F6Y
Thanks in advance for the help. Truck came in 3 months ago for a brake pull. Brakes were not that old and rotors were ok. I replaced with loaded calipers and test drove and pull was gone. Fast forward to today and truck came in with left pull and runout shudde...
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2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Alt. voltage VIN: 1FAFP34P6Y
Alternator light comes on after 5 or 6 seconds from start up. I bought this car not running from a girl that ran into something, busted the radiator and overheated it. It had a new alt. on it when I got it. After head repairs the first start up the alt light c...
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2002 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, falls on its face VIN: 1FDXF46F83
Hello all. Have an F450 pickup with a utility chassis we use here at the LAFD. Problem is either hot or cold. Start vehicle either hot or cold. Can be driving or just moving from a cold start. If you're stopped and you go to hit the gas, there's nothing. It ju... Trouble codes: P0122 (AP gas pedal sensor circuit low), P0603 (PCM KAM keep alive memory test failure)
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTNW21SX4
Hey guys I havent asked for help in a while but I have this truck that is throwing me for a loop. I installed a new ford engine in this truck and now I have a rough idle and misses in park until it hits aboit 3000 rpms. It doesnt miss once you get it off idle ...
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2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14515
after completing the tune found that the root cause of symptoms was due to collapsed timing chain tensioner so replaced the whole set now on decel warm engine runs rough and nearly stalls set p0022 cam erro on left side ranges from +60 to -40 rt side +2 to -3c... Trouble codes: P0022
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2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GTHC23133
this truck was first brought in for a extended cranking problem. we found the fuel filter and oil change were over due so we did that. we also found a bad air filter due to a rat or something. the service seemed to fix the problem. the problem came back after ...
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2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L drivers side VIN: SHSRD78402
I have a CRV that the drivers side door will not turn, we have sparyed with lubricant and turned for a month or so per honda tsb.. Now we are going to change the door lock I see there there is a little clip on the underside of the of the lock, like a window cr...
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2003 Hyundai XG350 3.5L Hesitation VIN: KMHFU45E93
Car originally came in for p0171/p0174, lean bank 1, lean bank 2. Used smoke machine on intake, found leaking lower intake gaskets, verified with propane enrichment. While intake was off and waiting for correct intake gaskets, large pieces of debris mysterious...
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2000 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L Pwr Steering Line VIN: JALC4B146Y
Hello all --- just looking for a power steering line specification for this Isuzu. This is a med duty deliver truck with a diesel motor. Temporarly out of service due to rusted/corroded powersteering line. I would like to keep him on the road until new parts a...
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1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L no crank VIN: SAJHX1243V
No start, no turn signals, dome light inop, headlights only work on low beam, no high beam or flash, interior door lock button inop (doors do lock and unlock from the door), no wiper or washer. "er" is desplayed in the hearter control for a few seconds when sw...
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2001 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJDA14C11
hello everybody i have a 2001 jag w/ a zf5hp24 transmission which i rebuilt about 2 weeks ago at that time it had a broken planet did full rebuild and worked fine after that the customer picked it up and about 2 weeks later they came back with the complaint th...
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L power windows, insterment cluster, VIN: 1J4GZ78Y4V
help! this jeep has an interment cluster inop and the windows also quit when the dash quits, but if you shut the key off and keep the doors closed the windows will work until you open the doors. we tried unpluging both front door modules,sir module,and abs mod...
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1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L front end VIN: 1J4FT68S6X
This 99 cherokee is driving us nuts. Has complaint of clunk when backing out of driveway when wheel is turned to right.Only does the noise one time and no more noise until it sits for approx. 2 hours. Can duplicate noise if we raise it on lift and set it back ...
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1999 Lexus LS400 4.0L solinoid VIN: JT8BH28F8X
Need a little help Thank you in advance we have the pan off all solenoids check out anybody seen this before or can you tell me were solenoid C is ...have code P0963 SHIFT SOLENOID C Mitchell and all data do not specify or tell tell which solenoid is # C thank...
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L Electronic VIN: WDBCA25D9L
This car has given me a lot of trouble with the MAS unit. It should receive a signal from the pushbutton unit to turn on the A/C compressor. I have replaced this MAS unit with 3 units to get one to work when it came in with the compressor not coming on. It was...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L MIL Lamp on, TAC,OIL PRES, INOP VIN: WDB1400511
tach, oil press, and fuel consump. gauges inop. car stays in limp in mode. codes are hard and do not erase. removed inst cluster in case it is shorted car remained in limp in. we have rpm signal in lh module and dm mod. at this point don't know where to go. ap... Trouble codes: D1, 17 (crank position sensor open short circuit), EA, 160 (engine speed rpm signal tna), TRAC (160 can bus to ea control mod n4/1 interrupted)
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Steering VIN: WDBNG70J2Y
Vehicle has some odd steering symptoms. At idle in shop when you steer from side to side it will chatter a little and had a droaning sound mainly in the left direction. We flushed the p/s and put the correct synthetic 11s fluid and the droan in shop seemed to ...
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1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZWFT61L1X
Hi guys I have a problem I never ran into and I'm hoping someone has. This vehicle has both bank 1 and bank 2 cat efficiency codes (po420&430). The post cat o2's are switching fast like a bad cat. My problem is there is a tsb for a reflash. So my question is i... Trouble codes: P0420, P0430
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1995 Nissan Pickup XE 2.4L hyd lash adjusters VIN: 1N6SD16Y0S
The hydraulic lash adjusters are always noisey, have been ever since customer bought truck 1 year ago. Was 2 qts low on oil, filled. No help. Front crank seal is leaking, I will fix this later. Did they possibly run it low on oil and damage HLA? It seems like ...
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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L condensor fan VIN: 5N1ED28T8Y
We have this Xtera we replaced the compressor drier ect. system was working fine returned four days later with reduced ac cooling and condensor fan inop. ac pressures are normal but the condensor far relay has no coil ground. Alldata does not provide flow char...
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1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.1L evap purge solenoid VIN: 1G3WH52M4T
car is now coming back for 3rd time . burned up original solenoid . replaced with new gm. lasted 4 weeks. light on again. replaced with another gm solenoid last week. lasted 3 days and solenoid will not click again.all previous checks and smoke tests checked o...
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2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3NL52EX1
This problem also occurs on most other GM vehicles for me . When I go to pressure test this vehicles evap system , I tap into the system at the underhood connector( with the green cap)and I do take the shroeder valve out to test. I use the MAC evap smoke/pre... Trouble codes: P0440
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1987 Plymouth Voyager SE 3.0L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2P4FH413HR
i have tuned up car, valve guides are worn engine burns oil, but used to run okay.is a possible vaccum leak?,fuel pump relay or fuel cut relay,automatic idle speed motor temp sensor? thanks for help in advance!
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1998 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L Misfire VIN: 1P3ES42Y6W
checked cam and crank synk. good fuel pressure 50 psi when missing. fuel trim +5 when missing. compression 180-190 on all cylinders. injectors flowed and cleaned. check fuel for water non found. check for bad head gasket no problems found . smoked intake no va... Trouble codes: P0300
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2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Suspension VIN: 1G2NF12E21
well just got this veh. in and it has a poping noise in frontend when turning wheel when i'm in a bink checked balljoints seem to find no play. also checked swaybar bushings.. any suggestions. also the car is idling about 2200 rpms hook otc scanner to it and n...
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2005 Pontiac Sunfire 2.2L aftermkt. cruise cont. VIN: 3G2JB12F35
customer requested we install audiovox after market cruise control, i said sure...? the instructions call to tap into the coil negative wire for tach ref. this thing is set up like a quad 4. all coils are solid state and only wiring is to the icm. any one have...
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1993 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L No Start VIN: 4TAVN01D5P
Truck ran well after the engine swap, customer picked up vehicle and drove off. After a few days of running, it was towed back in with a no-start condition. There is no spark, and no injector pulse. The MIL (which worked when the vehicle left initially) now fa...
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1994 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L No Start VIN: JT3DJ81W8R
Toyota techs, this land cruiser was towed in because it cut off while driving. We have no spark & only 1 flash from the injector noid light per key cycle. We have replace the coil, igniter & found a used ECM & distributor. Still no spark or injection. We repai... Trouble codes: 14 (no ignition signal)
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2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1NXBR12E2Y
This ones got me stumped. Owner brought car in with complaint of oil loss. Vehicle drove into shop fine - No noticable miss or other run condition. Oil loss was traced to timing cover. This is a VVT engine. We pulled cover, set engine on TDC #1 and aligned tim...
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2003 Toyota Solara SE 2.4L Cab VIN: 2T1CE22P63
Hi all, Iíve had this Solara in multiple times for a noise complaint. I havnít heard the noise myself, but the customer says it sounds like a sloshing noise on acceleration or braking. Checked the usual stuff such as water in door panels or condensate not drai...
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on
wman came in with po420 testd o2 cat and fuel trim. could not get readings with mentor in generic or obd. replaced o2. both that is the readings were front .85 rear .32. they were 0 before. took it for a ride found exhaust was loud at acceleration found cat ha... Trouble codes: P0420
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M21
vw people, please help. i got this jetta come in with 3dtcs, replace throttle module, use ross tech [...] adapt throttle -ok. road test ok. 2 weeks later,come back, replace engine control module, fuel pump relay & power control relay,road test for 2 days, no dtc.... Trouble codes: P1542, P0221, P1545
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2002 Audi A4 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: E92A110837
I just want to thank all you tech out there for taking the time to help me. This car had the old style coolant sensor. The coolant temp sensor was the problem. Not much room to get at but do able. Thanks for your help. Trouble codes: 16502 (Coolant temp Signal High), P0118 (Intermittent).
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2003 Audi A4 1.8L Front left VIN: WAULC68E83
Thanks for the 2 replies, I was unable to repair this car and the customer took the car to the dealer. The problem was, as described on the RO, wiring problem between the door harness and the body harness.
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1993 Cadillac Fleetwood 5.7L automatic hvac VIN: 1G6DN5278P
i finally was able to get this vehicle back in my hands to complete the diag. once i got the codes out of the hvac controller, the problem was the blower motor. thanks for the help from chester and steve(thanks for the call).my disabled neighbor can now go for...
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1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1GNCS13W8S
Thanks to everyone that replied!! I got a lot of ideas from the help that was given. After checking all the things that were recomended, I installed a new ECM. That fixed it! runs like a top. I watched the data stream and I don't see any changes in what I saw ...
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1995 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GNFK16K4S
thanks for the replys. pulled off egr was fine removed throttle body spring was ok Vacumn passage to map sensor was not plugged throttle body gasket slightly distorted replaced gasket. still ran poor. reconnected fuel psi guage. started at 12 psi and grad...
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1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L compressor VIN: 3GNPK16R4X
Thanks for the help. I realized my stuipid mistake about the lines, I knew which was which just screwed up, i appreciate the corrections though.Either way customer decided to trade it in so we had no more opportunities to work on it. Thanks again for attemting...
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2000 Chevrolet C3500 6.5L brake pedal VIN: 1GBJK34F2Y
replaced hydro booster fixed problem thanks for your replies.
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2005 Chevrolet Lumina 3.6L Eng oil in cooling system VIN: 6G1ZK52B65
This one is fixed. Eddie, Curtis, Reggie hit it on the nose with a block problem. We double checked by putting plastic between the heads and block (engine out) and pressureized the oil circuit and again it leaked oil into the coolant system. The customer broug...
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2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L compressor VIN: 2B3HD46R5Y
I got several replies, a few saying bcms have weird issues which is what I have going on. One to ck a door rod, that rod is ok. Customer went on vacation w/o ac working, when she returns I will be installing a new bcm.looks like it will be fun to swap out.
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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.2L governor VIN: 2B7JB21Y02
I AM SORRY TOOK SO LONG BUT I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT IT WON'T COME BACK WITH THE SAME THING .WELL I TOOK THE TRANS. APART AGAIN NO PROBLEMS EXCEPT THE PUMP TO CONVERTER BUSHING WITH SCRATCHES SO I FIGURED THAT'S WHERE THE METAL WAS COMING FROM. I PUT EVERYTH...
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2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L cam & crank sync VIN: 2B3HD46R32
Hi to all, Thanks for your replies to this problem. The left cam gear reluctor is not the same as the old one. Our Chrysler dealer parts department in Phoenix is stumped with this problem. It seems the dealership has not done a 2.7 engine. I find this unu...
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1997 Ford lincoln 4.6L happen sometimes VIN: 1LNLM97V7V
Thank you to those who spend time to help. I replace good iac and good MLCS for tran. But it did not help. When I put in gear at idle, it die. Engine run great... Think the tran is the problem. Advice owner rebuilt tran, and owner decline repair. Owner bring t...
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Rear Brake Lock up VIN: 1FTZX18W5W
I replaced the right drum & Removed the parking brake struts for a couple of weeks to see if this takes care of it. Not sure if that is going to fix. Time will tell. Thanks to all for all your help.
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTNX20P64
First of all, thank you for all the replies. Eveyone that posted was right about on it. The high pressure oil rail was leaking under one of the injectors, we finally tested it properly by making a fitting to screw into the oil rail as suggested by alot of you ... Trouble codes: P2290.
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTNW21P34
Hi and thanks, we sent this to the dealer and it was #3 injector. It was done under warranty. thanks again George
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1996 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 6.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDJC34F6T
We sent the truck to the dealership some time ago, and they seem to think it's the injection pump, but no decision has been made by the owner, so the truck is still sitting at the dealership. A number of replies also said the problem is probably in the pump. ... Trouble codes: P0216 (Injection timing congrol circuit), P1214 (Injection Pump Timing Offsett).
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2001 Honda Prelude 2.2L Reverse VIN: JHMBB614X1
IATN Techs, Thanks to all of you that responded to my E-mail. I finally pulled the unit out of the vehicle. After I broke the trany down, it was clear what the problem was. The 5th gear / reverse sleeve was wasted on the 5th gear side of the sleeve. Bec...
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2004 Honda Element EX 2.4L odometer VIN: 5J6YH28574
thanks to all that replied...i pulled the cluster out and there were 2 computer bulbs in the lower panel behind odometer. replaced them and odometer now illuminates. iatn is the best!!
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2002 Isuzu Axiom 3.5L driveline VIN: 4S2DF58X42
sorry about delay,i was out of town for a week,the customer declined to proceed with repair,i did show her the info from dan in california about removing driveshaft and replacing lube with new style from gm,i would do it if it were my car,she said she would le...
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start, Surge, Stall VIN: 1J4GZ78S1V
after observing wave patterns of signal, 8 volt, and signal return it was observed that there was a spike voltage leak on the signal return aka(ground)at the three wire connector of the ckp sensor, I related this information to identifix correspondent Tom, alo... Trouble codes: P0351.
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1998 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FY29P4W
Customer took the vehicle and said he will return when it starts acting up again,we had one rainstorm so far since then and it did not act up yet,so he did not return yet. I am leaving for vacation for a week 7-2 to 7-9 so hopefully he will bring it back when ... Trouble codes: P0123 (tps voltage high), P0121 (tps not agreing with map).
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2000 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L Stall VIN: 1JFF58S2YL
Thank you for everyones help. All good things to check out. I checked the fuel injection harness and it was good. I smoked the intake and found a small leak at one of the vacuum hoses, but that was minor and didn't affect the problem at all. I swapped tps, iac...
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2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L No Start VIN: 4F2YU09111
Thanks to all of you the help,this one is fixed,It ending up beaing a bad fuel pump.After removing the tank Ichecked for a power and A ground and it was their,so I removed the fuel pump and hit it and it started to work again,replaced with a new one,now the tr... Trouble codes: P0102, P0232.
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1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1070441202
Test back pressure was on 1-2 psi, found wiring diagram for injectors, the trigger points in the bottom of the distributor fire the injectors in pairs, found 2 pairs of injectors not firing at all times, replaced trigger points vehicle runs good. Thanks to all...
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1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WDBBA45A6E
Thanks to all who responsed to my problem. We had two problems with this car. We found that fuel pressure tests are very important, first we were not contacting to the correct lines when we first did our tests which lead us to the wrong conclusions. Second whe...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WDBFA66E8N
The vehicle left the shop because we could not solve the problem. It went to a Mercedes only shop and they replaced the fuel distributor after testing everything we already had done. The problem has been solved for a week.
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2003 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.8L transfer case VIN: JA4NW51S93
This vehicle is done and gone. We replaced the MASTC ECU suspecting it was causing our problems and saw an immediate improvement. The system is not 100% functional, but now has 2H and 4H and can be easily shifted between the two. 4HLC would also engage when...
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1996 Plymouth Voyager 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2P4FP25B1T
Thanks to Bob in Texas for info on crank sensor wiring harness. The company that remanufactured the PCM rechecked it and said everything was OK. We wanted to try a different crank sensor so my local wrecking yard let me have one to try for a test but it had ... Trouble codes: P0352 (Ignition Coil 2 Primary Circuit), P1391 (Intermittent Loss of Crank or Cam Signal).
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2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Engine VIN: 1G2NF52E13
As stated in previous post, car would at times (intermittant) crank, no start. No injector pulse. Repeatedly set knock sensor fault after engine replacement (used) . Could not get crankshaft relearn proceedure to finish or complete. Suspect info of where ...
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2003 Saturn Ion-3 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1G8AK52FX3
Hi and thanks to tecs with suggestions for this repair. Ordered and installed Saturn factory AC spark plug. Customer agreed to run for a day and report. Showed up Wednesday after noon, with MIL light on. Scanned and P0300 back, very intermittent, using Modis o... Trouble codes: P0300 (random miss fire).
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1990 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Stall VIN: JT4RN93PXL
Thanks all! It finally died!! After using over a 1/4 tank of the customers gas, it finally died long enough to check. It was the "Signal Generator" in the distributor. Customer is happy. Thanks Bill [...]!!
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1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JT3VN39W9S
turned out the person who rebuilt the motor put the bolt that holds the shim plate beteewn the motor & tranny in before he put shim plate on thanks for all the replies whiched caused the torque converter bolts to hit shim plate
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2003 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L abs/vss/brake VIN: 5TDBT48A93
Among others, Edwin and Matt were very helpful in determining that the stroke sensor should be verified and is part of the brake vacuum booster. Upon verification, the booster has been replaced and the signal from the stroke speed sensor restored with no more...
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