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1999 Acura TL 3.2L Left Head Light VIN: 19UUA5659X
Customer said sometime light is flickering on off and sometime is off checked all wiring all is clean and tight, I don't have any test procedure for the Head light Xenon Igniter ? any help. found no archive related or TSB. Thanks..
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2002 Audi A4 1.8L No Boost VIN: WAULC68E54
Hello there folks, This A4 won't boost. Really clean car that we service. It throws this 16683 boost range code that I can't find in Bentley. Normally I'd find the code & let the manual walk me thru the issue. Here's what I know. The turbo is not frozen, the... Trouble codes: 16683 (boost range)
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2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L engine VIN: WA1YD64B32
Help! This one will blow you're mind. I recently posted about the Audi within the last month, some of you might remember. 3 months ago this car came to us with a blown motor, it was pretty nasty. We had been having some heavy rainfall that week the car was tow...
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2002 Audi A6 3.0L reverse VIN: WAUJT64B2N
Customer complaint no reverse, The no reverse complaint has been duplicated 1 time.This is an 01J CVT trans.The trans fluid level is ok .The fluid did looked airiated. The highlight for the shift display in the instrument cluster is intermittent,no codes in Ko...
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1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L aux fan VIN: WBAGH337XD
car came in with a/c not cooling, we foung that the head perssure was too high, and aux fan inop, good power and ground, car has a code 141 cooling fan circuit, alldata and shop key have no info on this code. we just wanted to know if anybody out there had any...
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM63484
The repair started with an occasional MIL found a 65 in the memory. I found with a MODIS/euro the cam sensor going to 120(default). I did some research in the archives that both sensors should be replaced. We replaced both than the code got more frequent after... Trouble codes: 65 (Intake cam position sensor), 340 (Cam pos)
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2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L low beam xenon lights VIN: WBABS33481
Hi all, this car has been a pain in my butt and i hope you can help. First off, the car has been wrecked in the front and repaired prior to the current owner having the car. When he got it, he was not satisfied with the quality of repairs so he had the work re...
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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L starter VIN: 5UXFA53532
This x5 came in with a battery light on the dash, would not restart when shut off and the PRNDL would not change on the dashboard when shifter was moved, shifter lights do change + the S light is always on the dash. When going into the gate on shifter you can ...
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1997 Buick Riviera 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G4GD221XV
Hello all hope someone can help me before I drive car of cliff. Problem with car it that is stalls on decel but concern is very random. Always immediatly restarts. I had this in a few weeks ago for this concern could never find anything definate with it other ...
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1986 Chevrolet G30 Chevy Van 5.7L rear brakes VIN: 1GBGG35MOG
This van has been lowered approx 1 1/2 inches by another shop to fit in a fleet parking garage, the problem is that the rear height sensing load compensating valve now thinks the van is loaded and the rear brakes are prone to lock up. Alldata gives a procedure...
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1994 Chevrolet S10 4.3L engine VIN: 1GCCS14Z2S
I have had this s-10 pickup from another shop they poked a hole in the oil pan and they have asked me to install a new oil pan. What is the best way, does the engine need to come out, or is there enough room to lift it up? Thanks for the input.
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2001 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L Fuel Gauge, Temp Gauge, Instrument Cluster VIN: 1GNEL19WX1
Hey guys, I need some help on this one. First of all, this car came in stalling, bogging, and hard to restart after stalling. I've checked all of the basics and came down to a bad aftermarket fuel pump pushing not enough volume. Replaced it with an ACDelco par...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L rear leaf springs VIN: 2GCEK19T43
Hello gentleman, This truck has really bad noise from the rear leaf springs.I replaced the leaf spring insulators because they had worn out at 35,000 miles. The noise did not stop. The vehicle now has 49,000 miles on it and the noise has continually gotten wor...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Power Extending Mirrors VIN: 1GCEK19T74
Hey folks, I have here a truck with some very fancy mirrors that I'm not familiar with. Unfortunately every wiring diagram I've found is nowhere near what is hooked up to the switch I'm examining. The mirrors will extend, and can be retracted manually (ie. pus...
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2005 Chevrolet Colorado Z85 2.8L Torque Converter VIN: 1GCCS14895
Have a 2005 with a P2770B Code(Torque Converter Clutch Control Circuit High Voltage) Checked wiring last week(all ok) cleared code. Customer returned this morning with same code after 300 miles. Trans fluid looks good. Truck has had a easy life. Unable to loca...
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2001 Chrysler 300M 3.5L cooling system
Car came in with severe overheating problem. Had no circulation..pulled waterpump and found plastic impeller in pieces. I made sure that I got them all out, and installed new pump. Seemed like all was well, car left for a few days,came back in and still runs h...
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1993 Dodge Dakota 5.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1B7GL23Y0P
1st time veh came in did not have 12 volts to pump found bad volt supply wire from pump to relay, repaired. veh towed in 2 weeks later with bad fuel pump replaced with mopar reman unit. towed back in 2 weeks later with no fuel pressure but still had 12 volts t...
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L No Start VIN: 1B7HF13Y1X
DODGE PICK UP 5.2 l NO START
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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck ST 5.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3D7KU28C34
Hi to all i am a first time IATN user! We have in a 2004 dodge ram 2500 diesel. The main issue is NO START reguardless of outside temps, however it will start with ether. Although when it does start it runs poorly, engine idles around 1,500-1,800 rpm and misse...
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2005 Dodge Durango ST 4.7L keyless entry VIN: 1D4HB38N85
Please help there are no tsb's or recalls listed in my alldata , nohelp on this system.
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1990 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L No Spark/ No Start VIN: 1FTCR10A0L
Before I begin, thanks in advance for your time and help! It's greatly appreciated!! My mechanic is bangin his head on this truck. He changed the engine with a used one. The original blew due to the oil pressure sending unit cracking, and blowing all of the o...
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1999 Ford MOTORHOME 6.8L speed sensor VIN: 3FCMF53S7X
hey ford techs i got a good one and need some help. i have this motorhome with a ford 450 stretched chassis 6.8l v10 w/4r100 tranny. the complaint is erratic shifts upon take off looked vehicle over initially found to have a bad vss and fluid wicking through s...
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1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E4X
Truck came to us on the hook. Stalls everytime you put it in gear. Thought first the lock up was on, but if I put it in four low and give it a bit of throttle I can drive vehicle although still stalls at idle. When in park or neutral on snap throttle vehicle g... Trouble codes: 1747 (743 -), 743 (750 -), 750 (755 -), 755 (testing and results)
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2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: IFTNE242IY
hello everyone. need some help on this headach. van was towed in. tried to start but wouldn't, just turning over. pushed it in the shop. was told it just shut off while idleing. checked fuel pressure, 40 psi. checked for spark. fine there. tried to start, and ... Trouble codes: P1100 (MAF Sensor Inter), P0232 (Fuel Pump Secondary Circuit High), P0302 (Cyl. 2 misfire), P0303 (Cyl. 3 misfire)
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation VIN: 1FTSX31F6Y
there is s hissing noise from the exhaust / turbo especially first start up and cold if you hold rpm at 1500 it will hiss like a clog in exhaust building up then releases. this happens over and over and engine rpm will drop when it happens.after it gets hot no...
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2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE2424Y
Customer had a new termostat and radiator cap installed. We pressure test cooling system for leaks, none found. This truck is acting strange ways the symtons are check engine light on. I drive for about 5minute temperture needle steady and all of sudden shoot ... Trouble codes: P1285 (cylinder head overtemp sensed), P1299 (cylinder head ovretemp protected)
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTNX21F21
Retrieved codes P1271 and P1275. Engine is definately misfiring. I followed pinpoint tests and have come down to IDM fault. I checked connector at valve cover and is little melted at glow plug terminal but checked resistance on circuit 555 and 559 to circuit 1... Trouble codes: P1271 (Injector high low open), P1275 (Injector high low open)
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73E42
Thanks in advance for any help I can get on this one. Vehicle came into the shop from a Ford dealer needing a rebuilt engine (not currently running). Customer stated that vehicle did run fine before it started knocking and cam chain broke. Installed a Jasper r... Trouble codes: P0174
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2006 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 63ED842121
hi all and thanx for any help in advance, i have this 06 f450 with the diesel in it and it has set a code for the icp sensor. i was able to look at the data and it reads 0 volts all the time. i found the location and it is under the up exhaust pipe to the turb...
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1999 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GTEC14W4X
Hello all, vehicle towed in, no start... Check fuel pressure, spark, put a cap & rotor on it anyway just because of past problems with these... Check plugs, they're dry. If I pour fuel down it's throat it runs. On the solus pro I see no Inj. pulse width.. Once...
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2005 GMC W4500 Forward W4S042 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4KDC4B1U05
Hello to all again, Here a have a real problem child. This is one of those cab-over Isuzu trucks with GM suburban gas drivelines. The truck came in with a no/start, occasional stall, occasional no acceleration problem. Here's the catch, it has the crank/no sta...
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1999 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1856X
Hey Honda Techs, What will cause these 2 fault codes and engine stall all of a sudden. Van was running fine until Sunday when after starting and driving approx 2 miles engine stalled whenever speed would reach 10 mph. Now engine just shuts off as if key were ... Trouble codes: P1361, P1366
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2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1857Y
i replace the new one from dealer . the passage clear. clear the code . but the cel come back /please help Trouble codes: P0401
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2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Instrument lights VIN: 1HGCG1651Y
Hello All - This 2000 V6 Accord doesn't light the dash lights. The rheostat is presumably OK, since it varies the brightness of the P-R-N-D-L display. I have tested every fuse in the car - all good.I have pulled the instrument pod and tested the bulbs - all OK...
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1997 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L overdrive VIN: KMHJF24M3W
With od drive switch off car shifts fine 123 with od switch on goes 123 neut,no od,fluid is clean and full trans was flushed,Any help except a new transmission.I believe it set a 743 for the slip
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2004 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L Mechanical VIN: KMHHM65D74
thanks in advance to all .clutch removal all bolts out . no info. on how to release trowout bearing . no access can be found .trans. only move away a bit and new clutch have ellease clid
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2003 Infiniti M45 4.5L etc VIN: JNKAY41E43
Hi Guys This M45 was originally towed in in limp mode showing a P 1121 code. I used my Genisys to check the datastream and take a snapshot,although I saw nothing remarkable with the throttle sensors,MAF, or anything.After clearing the code the car ran normal....
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJEB53C52
hello all hope theres some jagaur techs out here today i got this 02 x-type in for a blown head gasket. the heads have already been fixed , but my problem lies in the cam timing, mitchell showes the engine but does not show the correct one in there diagram whe...
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1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FY19S7V
Vehicle cranks but no start after sitting for a period of time. Wait 1-2 days, vehicle starts fine and flags codes for CMP sensor and sometimes misfire #4. I have never personally seen this happen, only the codes. Replaced CKP and distributor, no change. Very ... Trouble codes: P0341 (CMP sensor circuit problem), P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire)
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L rear hatch door lock inoperative VIN: 31J4W58N61
I have an 01 jeep the rear hatch is locked and the motor is just buzzing and will not unlock the Hatch it has no external tumbaler can any advise me on how to open the hatch so that repairs can be made Thank you Brian
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L ignition switch and passenger door lock VIN: JT6HF10UXY
This vehicle came in with the D range bulb burned out for the transmission shift indicator in the instrument cluster. I removed the cluster and replaced the bulb. Before removing the cluster, I removed the ignition key and laid it on the passenger seat. After ...
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2003 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L engine? VIN: 5LMEU78H13
when this suv is started the first time in the morning you will hear a clunk somewhere under the hood.It will only do it the first start.It almost sounds like a electric cooling fan with a loose blade on it .I hope some of the Lincoln techs have run into this ...
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1992 Mazda B2600 LE-5 2.6L front turn lights VIN: JM2UF3140N
When I turn the turn lights on to the right or the f\left, only the rear lights operate, the front light don't. Then if I turn the lights on the front bulbs turn on. This tell me that the ground side of the ckt is ok, but I cannot see the reason why the bulbs ...
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Alarm VIN: WDBCA3505H
Hi could use some help from all you benz guys. The alarm on this car activates intermitently. Sometimes while you are driving the car Have cecked all fuses and battery condition all look good. Alarm seems to work normal sometimes but then intermitently goes of...
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: EA30D5LB24
Hello fellow techs. The problem I have with this benz is the check engine lite stays on after the ignition is turned off and subsequently runs battery dead. After battery is diconnected and reconnected (with security reset) the lite will not be on until after ...
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1995 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L starter VIN: 4M2DV11WOS
Starter has twelve volts from battery. No voltage to solenoid from key. Starter relay clicking,snap-on vantage shows starter on while key in cranking position,and vehicle in park shown on snap-on tester. Does not seem to have any type of security system. Thank...
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2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L Electric Pump VIN: WMWBC33432
We have this MINI in with the typical power steering pump that initially was noisy, then quit. New pump installed and pump does not work. We checked the 100A and the 5A fuse related in Mitchel Wiring diagram, verified power at Red wire, green/white wire and al...
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2005 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L suspension VIN: 1N6AA07B05
There is a thumping noise when driving this vehicle. It is felt under your feet not transfered through steering wheel. Have inspected this truck several times. The front end parts -steering, suspension, etc seem to be in good condition with no signs of loose o...
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2006 Nissan Altima 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1N4AL11D16
This vehicle has come back now three times from an EVAP gross leak detected. Our technicians have replaced the gas cap twice and every time the vehicle has come back we have put it on a smoke machine and there are no leaks found. All the EVAP sensors and valve... Trouble codes: P0455
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1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L Alternator
I recently installed a used motor into this alero. As I was bleeding the cooling and such I noticed the charging light was on. I'm pretty sure the alternator is whats at fault but the charging light was not on before I installed the new engine. There are no am...
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1994 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G2FV22P1R
good morning guys,got one that came from another shop with a misfire.it is interminnently losing pulse to the injectors (ground) and at various cylinders not allways the same one, sometimes multiple cylinders at the same time. i need help its eating my lunch f...
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1995 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L fans VIN: 1GZWJ1ZM4S
group, ihave a grand prix with two problems, cooling fans inop even when ac is on & cannot communicate with scanner, i have one bad coolind fan & is on the way, but i have check ground to aldl connector, 5 volt ref, & buss wire & see no problems & have tried t...
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2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Cuts out VIN: 1G2NG12E2Y
Engine will cutout, backfire through the intake at a steady cruise around 2200 rpms. Occurs in any gear. Unplugged EGR valve and the problem goes away. Replaced EGR valve and the problem still exists. Reference voltage to EGR is 5v even when the problem is occ...
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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT1 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G2WP52224
hello fellow techs, i have this grand prix that is drive by wire that is giving me trouble, it will not accel at all and the car goes into reduce power mode, the code i get is a p2101 and when i go though the diagnostic trouble tree i come up with is to replac... Trouble codes: P2101 (tac motor fault), P0120 (apps 1 mismatch), P0220 (apps 2)
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2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L engine
We have a 2000 Porsche Carrera 4 with the check engine light on for misfire on cyls. 1 and 4. P0300, P0301, P0304 I cleared the codes and they did not come back after a quick test drive. I have pulled a few spark plugs and they look worn, with a few little tra...
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2003 Saturn Ion-3 2.2L electronic steering VIN: 1G8AV12F43
I have an ion3 and the customer said the electronic steering was in-opt this am. after driving a short distance it started working again. no lights were on on the dash and there are no codes stored. scanner data looks good at this time. steering works normally...
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1993 Subaru Impreza 1.8L No Start
have a Intermittent no start. has spark and injector pulse and no fuel presure, has 12 volt and good ground at pump so replaced fuel pump and assembly with wiring to pump. still no start.then the back the next day and starts and runs.. later a no start again.o...
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2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Misfire VIN: JT3HN86R8Y
pressure test heads and surface heads. keeps cracking # 3 spark plug, replaced 4 spark plugs and one injector on # 3 cylinder, didi leak down test, please help ! Trouble codes: P0303
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2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L hvac control panel not working VIN: 4T1BF28B1Y
Car came in with the climate control panel backlight flashing on and off. None of the buttons on panel seem to operate. Display is blank other than what seems like the backlighting flashing on and off.Tried to pull codes from panel and nothing happens. I then ...
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2003 Toyota Highlander 3.0L Electronic VIN: JTEHF21A43
Hello Group, The VSC light is on. Codes C1210 / C1336. I think I need to do a Zero Point Calibration. I have a flow chart for doing this without the Toyota tester. Two problems... Do I need the jumper refered to as SST 09843-18040 and I can't find a wiring dia...
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1991 Acura Integra LS 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: JH4DA9353M
thanks everybody for fast response ,new distributor fix the problem a little mor money but ,no problems thanks again...
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1999 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L steering pump VIN: 1G4HP52K6X
I feel enough time and mileage have passed to mark this job "FIXED". My customer has driven this vehicle since it's delivery every day and hasn't had any problems at all. He did tell me today that both times the seal blew out that he remembered feeling a steer...
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1988 Cadillac Eldorado 4.5L low temp sensor VIN: 1G6EL1155J
Thanks for all the replies. Could not locate refridgerant temp sensors. Decided to purchase sensors for 89 Eldorado which were different thread pitch. Decided to remove the temp sensor portion/ thermo resistor and sodder to the original temp sensor of the 88 e...
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2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L No Start VIN: 2GIWF55E8Y
Hello Sorry for the slow response, I was waitng to see if the vehicle was fixed. I replaced the BCM in this vehicle with a new G.M. one. I started the car probably 15 different times, so I let the customer have the vehicle. He called and told me that it worke... Trouble codes: P2958 (passlock sensor learned voltage), P2960 (passlock sensor voltage range).
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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L No Start, DELAY STARTING VIN: 1GNEK13T11
Thanks to all that responded. I'm closing this help request because customer picked up vehicle last week. We told him to bring vehicle back when he could leave it for several days. I'll try to let you know when we find problem with a follow up email.
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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport 2.2L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1JH52F32
i want to thank everyone who replied. the fix on this vehicle was to replace the right front wheel speed sensor.the customer brought it in with a complaint of misfiring in the morning.and she didn't want to look at anything else.noted the abs light was on.afte...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Cuts out VIN: 1GCHK29224
Replaced crank sensor to repair. Truck works great thanks to all who replied.
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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L ps pump VIN: 2C4GM68485
relpaced the pump and resivior all seems ok at this time, thanks for all the replies
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2006 Chrysler 300 (Car) Touring 3.5L Misfire, Low Compression VIN: 2C3KA53GX6
Well first I want to thank everyone for their reply's and help. This vehicle was sent to us basically for diagnosis. We feel based on the tests that were done that most likely the affected cylinders have bent connecting rods from water injestion. The dealer de... Trouble codes: 300 (Multiple Misfire).
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1993 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L cooling fan VIN: 1B4GH44R9P
thanks for the help on this one. i rechecked all the wiring and connections and could not find any problems. i finally replaced the cooling fan with an oem fan and the customer has put a ton of miles on it with no problems. thanks again.
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2001 Dodge Dakota 3.9L air bag VIN: 1B7GL22X21
thanks to all that responed to this message but we are sending to dealer found out he had exden warratee on truck i will udate you all when i get the fix thank you all again.and i did get a better idea how systume works.from info you gave me.and places to look...
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2004 Dodge Caravan SXT 3.3L Reference VIN: 1D4GP45R64
After checking all powers and grounds, unplugging the sensors inthe Vref circuit, checking all wiring that was pertinent, no avail. I thought for sure I had it narrowed down to the front control module bolted to the underhood fuse box but still nothing. Dur...
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1988 Ford Thunderbird Turbo 2.3L proportioning valve VIN: 1FABP64T6J
I don't know how this will help anyone, but the fix is that the customer had a parts car that he didn't tell me about until a lot of time was spent looking. I guess with the price of scrap metal so high the salvage yards aren't hanging unto these old cars. A...
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1998 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L speedometer VIN: 1FAFP54N2W
THIS VEHICLE DOES NOT USE A VSS. IT GETS A SIGNAL FROM THE ABS MODULE. IT IS VERY TIGHT UNDER THE HOOD AND MORE WORK TO PULL THE HARNESS TO FIND THE BREAK THAN TO RUN A NEW WIRE, SO I RAN A NEW WIRE FROM THE ABS MODULE TO CRUISE MODULE, PCM & INSTRUMENT CLUSTE...
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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Smokes VIN: 1FMRU18W1W
Well, after thinking about this all week-end I have decided to take the advice of several who wrote and send this one down the road. I discussed with the owner, at length, the possibility of finding more or different damages once this thing is torn down. Since...
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2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Misfire VIN: IFAFP34P42
thank you guys this car is fixed and it was a loose connection between the the coil and pcm at under the hood. car runs great. Trouble codes: P0302, P0303.
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2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MFRU15W53
sorry guys, customer took vehicle and was suppose to make arrangements to leave vehicle more than one day.havent seen or heard from since. everyone kept directing me to pcv system, but i already had been over all that. this was a problem that was going to take... Trouble codes: P0171.
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTNW20P54
I was able to verify egr cooler was leaking by removing egr valve, jacking up rear of vehicle, pressure testing cooling system and inspecting for coolant in egr passage. Thank you Brian and Craig for that test information. I replaced the egr cooler. I did remo...
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L fuel tank wont fill VIN: 1FTPW14564
Hello fellow IATN members and thank you for all of the great replys , the fix turned out to be a stuck gas tank neck one way flow valve on the top of the gas tank was jamming up freed it up and the problem is (could not fill tank) and the check engine light h... Trouble codes: P1450.
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2004 Ford E-350 Club Wagon XL 5.4L not cold VIN: 1FBSS31L84
thanks to all that help. cutomer did not want to pay any more diag time your replays were very good ideas that i think would have fixed this vehicle but money was an issue in this custumers mind thanks for your time hope & can return the favor soon
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2005 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L abs VIN: 1FTRW14WX5
Customer always dropped it off at knight for us in the morning. We would drive it a couple miles and could not get it to act up. Finally found after driving 10 miles on the freeway the front differential was locking up. Put vehicle on rack and found differenti...
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1990 GMC K1500 Sierra SLE 5.7L cooling system VIN: 1GTDK14K2L
Well I think this GMC truck is fixed, and really appreciated all the Technicians that took thier time to help me, many of you mention that I may have wrong pump or fan, I did try another pump and fan motor and did make sure that i was getting right part, and e...
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1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Throttle Cable
Battery ground cable found rotted inside of insulation. Thanks for all the advice.
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1992 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Electronic VIN: 2HGEH2350N
Problem turned out to be a bad A/C clutch. It would work sometimes, but not always.
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1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L instrument panel VIN: 2HKRL1868X
Thanks to all who replied almost all said ignition switch .Its been trouble free for about a week so I will consider it fixed.I guess Honda has had alot of problems with igniton switches in these vans.
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1952 Jeep M38 134CID Surge, hard starting hot
Thanks to all that replied with great information!!! Hard to start hot - is just the way it is. The fuel lines run along the inner fender well to the vacuum/fuel pump. The heat from the engine boils the fuel in these lines causing the problem. It will be u...
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1992 Lexus ES300 3.0L starting system VIN: JT8VK13T4N
MAF was bad. thank you for all the ideas and suggestions, greatly appreciate it.
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1993 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L AC Contol module VIN: 1LNM82MOPY
All replies confirmed what I had suspected, that the control unit is the issue. As the AC does work, except all discharge is though the defrost vents and the cost of repair is high (dealer $500.00 plus), the owner, my daughter, has decided not to repair the ve...
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1992 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L No Start VIN: JM3LV5234N
This one is fixed. It was the timing belt, it had skipped a couple of notches caused by the hydralic tensioner and a worn out tensioner wheel assembly. Thankyou for all responses, this was a good learning experience.
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1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22C4X
Thanks Everybody, Checked t/belt and found tensioner spring broke. T/Belt was off just enough to keep it from starting. Replaced belt,tensioner, and spring. Thanks
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2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Ignition switch VIN: JM3LW28G3Y
Hey gang, sorry for the late post. I had a little issue with the customer and the labor for finding the problem, after I told him what the problem was and what the labor was for the diagnosis he flipped and said that he found it on Google in 10 minutes and wou...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L No Start Hot VIN: WDBJF20F4T
WELL IT CAME TIME TO THROW OUT THE WHITE FLAG ON THIS ONE. IT WAS CONFIRMED TO BE AIR IN THE FUEL SYSTEM ISSUE. FOUND AIR LEAKING AT THE #6 INJECTOR SUPPLY LINE PORT ON TOP OF THE INJECTOR HOUSING. WHILE RUNNING THE VEHICLE WITH THE INTAKE OFF, WAS ABLE TO VER...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L l/r strut VIN: WDBPJ75J71
Thank you to everyone who took the time to reply, to this message. I have worked on vehicles with the ABC system before, but never came across a problem that needed to have the fluid flushed. many of you suggested flushing the fluid, and you were correct. W...
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2005 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4LX41FX5
The dealer put a new throttle body on it and that fixed it. The tech said there was a bad diode in it. I'm assuming the diode was in the circuit for the motor. My customer is going to bring me the old t-body tomorrow so I can "reverse engineer" it. (His wo... Trouble codes: P2138 (Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/ Switch D/E Voltage Correlation).
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1999 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N2DL01D7X
snap on scan tool code tips said to weigh the canister if over 4 lbs it may be contaminated. we in fact found dirt contamination in the charcoal canister.thanks for all your responses. Trouble codes: P1446 (vent control valve closed diag).
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2003 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JNIDA31A53
OK I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR ALL THE HELP ESPECIALLY DAN FROM CALI. EVERYONE SEEMED TO BE RIGHT IT NEEDED TO BE RELEARNED I RAN IT THREW ALL THE STEPS AND IT WORKED BUT STILL KEPT MESSING UP SO I FINALLY BROKE DOWN AND TOOK IT TO THE DEALER AND THEY FLASHED ... Trouble codes: P1121 (throttle out of range), P0507.
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2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4BA1E04C
SORRY FOR THE DELAY IN POSTING MY FIX. FIRST OF WHICH WAS A NO INJECTOR PULSE CONDITION AND THE SECOND WHICH WAS NO FUEL PUMP PRESSURE. THE OWNER HAD A AUTO START SYSTEM INSTALLED AND THEY TAPPED INTO THE INJECTOR DRIVE CIRCUIT. THE SYSTEM WAS NOT ALLOWING THE...
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2000 Pontiac Montana 3.4L ABS Module VIN: 1GMDX03E2Y
Found vehicle to actually have 2 issues, abs module bad and dirt is system. Replaced ABS Module and power bled system All is well. Thanks for all of your help! Jeff
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2003 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L Unknown VIN: 3G7DB03E83
Turns out the customer took the vehicle to a local transmission shop for one more opinion before i got another shot at it. They replaced both front axle shafts and the problem is gone. I know the guys there so i will be calling to verify that fixed it but the ...
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2004 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.0L water pump VIN: YS3FH49Y14
I could not believe it, everyone hit the nail,Yes indeed , the balance chain was very slightly tight,I'm still trying to figure out how tah happen. special tool was in place, and may tech assure me that pump went in very smooth wen was done.Thank all of you, ...
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