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1999 Audi A4 2.8L air bag VIN: WAUED28DXX
1999 audi a4, This car came in with the air bag light. Had code 00588 drivers air bag ignitor resistance too low. Tried to cleared code and will not clear. Removed air bag to check resistance in the unit it self. Found air bag unit to have no resistance in air...
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2004 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L tire pressure VIN: WA1YD64B14
tire pressure warning light comes on after driving a short distance. read diagnostics with Autologic scan tool. (1467 LF sensor, low voltage. - 1468 RF sensor low voltage. - 1469 LR sensor, low voltage. - 1470 RR sensor, low voltage - 1521 tire pressure sensor...
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1998 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1G4HP52K8W
IATN Strikes again! Vehicle came as no start no run.Good spark.,Good fuel Pressure.;Had Code PO300.Pulled plugs all fouled.Replaced Plugs & Wires vehicle started with large cloud of smoke.I'm thinking that plugs were gas fouled cyl. loaded with fuel.Took car f... Trouble codes: P0300
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2000 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L MIL Lamp on, AC COMP SHUTS OFF VIN: 1G4HR54KXY
after running for a couple of minutes, the abs, mil, security, traction control lites all illuminate. when they all come on, the compressor shuts off and fuel guage drops to empty. clear codes, all works fine for two-three minutes then starts again. only codes... Trouble codes: P1602 (loss of abs serial data), P1626 (anti theft system fuel enable)
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2007 Buick Allure CX 3.8L handling VIN: 2G4WF58251
Hi guys and gals. I have a 2007 Buck Allure that has a "shimmy", not in the wheel but in the entire chassis...you can feel it through the floor pan up through the seat...at highways speeds. I have tried changing the tires, wheels, and did a 4 wheel alignment. ...
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1999 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L windows, radio, cluster VIN: 1G6KS54Y6X
ign. switch in on position windows and radio work fine. start car and windows,radio cut off, airbag, traction, security light stay on. Cut off and restart battery light comes on and security, traction stay off.
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1999 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L seats VIN: 1G6KY5494Y
hey everyone i have a 99 seville with heated seats the fuse was blown replaced now lites lite up on all four of the switches but none of the seats will heat up i havent worked on any of these just wanted to know were i should start looking do these have module...
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1995 Chevrolet G20 Chevy Van 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Stall VIN: 1GBEG25K1S
This van will run good for a while, then right injector will loose pulse signal from ECM. Then at random left injector will stick open and remain open after engine stalls.We replaced ECM but we had the same problem. I traced wires from ECM to injectors,inspect...
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1997 Chevrolet K1500 4.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCEK14WXV
this truck came in the shop that while going on the highway this truck hesitates.the customer complained that the problem looks fuel related.i hooked up the scanner and and got p0300,egr code,and short or open for sending unit signal.when you look at the misfi... Trouble codes: P0300
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1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1GCEC14W5W
This vehicle intermitently starts, when running cuts out shortly after starting. Check fuel system, ignition, and charging circuit all check out fine.
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2000 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L Cruise Control VIN: 1GNEK13T2Y
Truck came in with inop cruise control. Checked all fuses and all are ok. Truck has no VCM signal at cruise control module or at vehicle control module. Cruise control module has all other inputs: (CRUISE ON INPUT):Yes Battery Voltage (SET/COAST SIG):Yes Batte...
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L ignition switch VIN: 2G1WF55K51
hey guys thanks in advance this is probaly a simple but has me going bald. vehicle came in for no turn signals replaced flasher 4way combo in dash put everthing back together dash just pops in couple of screws simple untill i try to start vehicle and key wont ...
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2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.5L speedometer VIN: 1GDJG31F12
i have a 2002 chev express 3500 w/ 6.5 litre diesel engine. my problem is that code p0722 output speed sensor low voltage , which causes eratic speedo and shifting. i scoped vss signal at buffer and had a clean 2 volt a/c signal. when i scoped vss input to pcm...
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Accessories VIN: 1GNDT13SX2
This vehicle came in with the complaint that the battery is draining over night. I began with a draw test and found the vehicle is pulling 2.44 amps key off and removed, all doors, lights etc. off. After removing all fuses and circuit breakers I found four cir...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L dash lites VIN: 1GCEK19B95
this is my own vech.used only on week ends.while driving to n.h. this week end i lost my dash lites,radio display and a/c display.the next morning they worked o/k.it happened twice more over the weekend.i checked fuses,poor connections,ect. no codes in bcm.aft...
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1996 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.5L Misfire VIN: 1234GHYTRE
Have a #4 INJECTOR Circuit code; Have noid, have 175 psi compression on all cylinders, idles and starts fine, power balance test shows no rpm drop on cylinders #4 and 6; Ran head test, coolant pressure test,injector drop test, resistance test, 12 ohms and all ...
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1996 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L cooling system VIN: 3C3EL45H8T
Hello I have a antifreeze leak that is coming from the back of the waterpump housing/pump inlet tube area. We can clean the lifter valley area and pressurize the system and pretty soon it will start running from the front of the engine back towards the trans....
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1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L temp sensor VIN: 1B7KF2320J
This vehicle originaly came in stuck in limp home mode. Codes were set for the governor pressure sensor which read between 80 and 115 psi on the scan tool with the KOEO. Scan too showed a sensor voltage of .8 volts but my volt meter showed 3.8 volts. Also jump...
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1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Unknown VIN: 1B7KF26D0V
Driving down road first initial brake application truck pulls hard right once you correct steering truck will continue braking straight. I'm sure its a suspension component but I've checked entire front end and cannot see anything loose. I have two high mileag...
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L Mechanical VIN: 1B7HF16Z7X
Vehicle brought in because front rotors were pulsing brake pedal. Replaced rotors, pads and calipers. During first test drive vehicle had noticeable pull to the left with brake application. Swapped right and left rotors with same result. Unit is four wheel dri...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L high idle VIN: 1D7HU16N82
hey guys this truck is owned by a good customer , his complaint was a poor idle sometimes high sometimes low , we found a botched cold air intake job , god i hate these things they should be called hot air intakes . we fixed the intake which was letting dirt i...
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2003 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HG38N53
This truck originally came in Nov 2007 for code P0440 and we replaced the LDP (with Chrysler part), light stayed off until last month. This time we found codes P0440 and P0456. Checked all Evap hoses, canister, purge solenoid operation and flow, smoke tested e... Trouble codes: P0440 (General Evap Fault)
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L t case VIN: 2FTDX18W8V
thanks all in advance. i have a persistant output seal that leaks from the transfer case.confirmed the leak everytime.the seal.inspected and confirmed the tranfercase vent, ok. this is my first time to inspect and repair this truck.i noticed that the yoke has...
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1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: 3FAKP1135X
This vehicle surges/misfires at 2000 RPM only when engine is warmed up. Does not surge above or below 2000 RPM or when engine is cold. Vehicle will act up while driving or brake torquing. I have tried unplugging the MAF sensor and have tried a known good MAF s...
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1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTZR15X8X
vehicle has new fuel pump &pressure regulator has 65 pounds of fuel pressure with old regulator and some one has made it so it will not regulate straigh through it will not run with a new regulator&willrun with old one but run rich code on both banks
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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-150 XL 4.6L abs VIN: 2FTRF18W3Y
Hello fellow techs. Cant seem to pin-point this problem. The speed sensors are reading 3 mph when the vehicle isnt moving, the ABS activates when vehicle speed slows to around 8 mph until the truck stops. I'm not getting any codes, the ABS nore the RABS light ...
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2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FDXF47F1Y
Truck is only running on 6 cylinders for sure maybe less. Have codes P1272, P1274, P1294. Followed pinpoint tests, checked continuity from IDM to valve cover connector on high side, and low sides of all injectors. All have continuity. Checked resistance of sus... Trouble codes: P1668 (Pcm IDM communication), P1272 (Cylinder 2 high to low open), P1274 (Cylinder 4 high to low open), P1294 (Left bank high side open)
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2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FDAW57F81
This truck has a harsh shift from 1st to 2nd when under medium to hard acceleration. It has a 4r100 transmission that was replaced with a Jasper heavy built transmission 54,000 miles ago, and 600 miles after that the solenoid body was replaced because it would...
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2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U32
Hello All, i have a 2002 ford taurus came to the shop with check engine light on the code is po633 and p1633 code can't be clear and will come back again i checked the battery connection they are all in a good shape any feed back regarding this problem will a... Trouble codes: P0603, P1633
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX21F92
Hello all. Customer is a friend of mine. Complaint is a stalling condition in wet weather. He says check engine light flashes when problem occurs. The code is for a CMP sensor. I ran this truck and soaked the sensor for 20mins on and off with a garden hose. No... Trouble codes: P0344
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2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L 2-3 Shift VIN: 1FAFP33P33
Hi Techs. First time post. 7yr. member of this great service. I recently bought this vehicle from an auction. Upon driving it home, I noticed it was not shifting out of 2nd gear and the yellow gear light on the left side of the dash was on. There is a 2 mile s...
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2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L clock VIN: 2FAFP74WBX
after we reinstalled dash the clock on the radio will not show up at all - go through rds to set time and date and those do not show up either - mitchell shows black and yellow wire going to a seperate clock but does not show location or any wires to it - we s...
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2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L air bag VIN: 1FTPX14525
Customer said air bag went of on start up one morining (woke the neighbors) customer brings to the shop use NGS cannot comunicate with srs module has anyone seen a bag go off on start up, any reason for it the vehicle is four wheel drive. No damage to the fron...
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1994 Honda Civic LX 1.5L No Start VIN: 1HGEG8564R
Ok guys, I have spark (good), fuel pressure, noid tested inj. ok. Still no start. Here is my concern. I lined up the timing marks on the crank pulley, as well as the cam pulley, and they are fine. Also verified with a screwdriver that #1 cyl was at top dead ce...
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1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD5667V
the car runs good "while driving" four 20 minutes then will not go past 4200 rpm. in any gear and sets misfire code even though you do not feel misfire. have cleaned egr, checked for restricted exhaust, fuel pressure and volume are good, replaced dist. with re... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P1300, P1399
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1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L noise and slow shift into reverse when cold VIN: 1HGEJ6672V
transmission is slow to engage in the morning and has grind noise when going into reverse gear. after first gear change the transmission operates normaly. we did remove and open the case - only found are worn reverse idler shaft that is alowing slop in the gea...
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1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L temp guage VIN: 1HGCG5641W
Well, here i go again, another one that is driving me nuts. I have a 1998 honda Accord with a temp guage. When you start it cold the guage stays low for 30 seconds or so, then jumps up all the way. Customer tried a new sensor first, then brought it here. I tri...
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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Cooling System
Have a puzzling problem here. I have a 2001 Civic that is a friend of mine's. She brought the car to me because of an overheating problem. Found the radiator to be leaking. Replaced radiator, car will now only overheat when on the highway driving a minimum of ...
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L failsafe engine mode
after short drive, failsafe engine mode message and amber warning light come on. vehicle runs fine but cruise control is disabled. turning off key for a minute resets it for a few more miles. no cel, abs, etc lights or codes present. using modis scope, i check...
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4GZ58S5V
Vehicle came in last year with an intermittent dying out problem when coming to idle while vehicle is cold. Truck will start right away after dying out. Some times customer will feel a misfire or hesitation. We can not duplicate problem as of yet. Check engine...
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L gauges
Hi to all members Now the jeep got towed in again, with a no start condition. I turned the key to start, nothing happens, none of the gauges nor lights, nothing at all. Checked all fuses, relay's, all good. Removed the columne covers lower kneepanel ignition ...
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1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UF11E0R
Thanks in advance for your help. I've got a 94 Lexus LS400 with code 41, throttle position sensor. Car runs great, smooth idle, runs great untill about 30 mph and I start to excellerate, it starts to buck or cut out and the check engine light comes on code 41.... Trouble codes: 41 (throttle position sensor)
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1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L abs module VIN: 1LNFM97V7W
Hi, and let me say thanks in advance to all who have the time to reply to this post! I need help with this lincoln ABS system. The ABS unit cycles when the vehicle is going between 25 and 35 mph reguardless of weather or not your applying the brakes. The ABS l...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L ignition switch VIN: WDBA29D4NF
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this 190E that the customer had towed in from a detail shop because the ignition switch is stuck in the lock position. The key goes in and out of the cylinder fine, but will not turn it. I load tested ...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L Hesitation VIN: WDBGA57E7T
looking for a mb tech or large hole to bury car in.this wonderful car was brought in with customer complaint of check engine light flashing,no power on acceleration from traffic light or after coasting,abs and suspension lights comoing on after turning sharp.u...
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1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: 4A3CS44R6M
This car came in on the hook 4 months ago with a broken t-belt and bent valves. Pulled the head and repaired it and replaced t-belt along with all the pulleys etc. It ran good but now 4 months later it gets towed back in with stripped teeth on the t-belt again...
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1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L cluster lighting VIN: 4A3AK44YXX
Hey all and God bless IATN... Thanks for your help in advance. We have this eclipse that the cluster night lights or dash lights do not illuminate when light switch is on. The dimmer switch tests okay and I have even bypassed it just to be sure. When the headl...
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1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4A3AK34YXE
OK all of you mits. tech I have 99 eclips dual over head came engine that has a long crank time in the morning.I noticed that after 5 min of spining it over it will start.I noticed that when i try to accellrate that it would pop back threw the throttel body.I ...
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L horn and key fob VIN: 4A3AC84H81
this is a friends car, and I do not have access to a wiring schematic. The batteries in his key fob quit working, he replaced them and suddenly his horn and power door locks do not work. tested horn, switch, relays, fuses and wire from horn relay to horn. ever...
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2003 Mitsubishi Outlander LS 2.4L Vent temperature VIN: JA4LX31G43
Hello everyone, I have a Mitsubishi Outlander here that will freeze the evaporator core after 1 or 2 hours of highway driving. You can drive the vehicle around town and the system functions normally. I have simulated the problem by running the vehicle with a ...
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2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L all guages spedo clock VIN: 3N1CB51024
Hello every one, car came in with the complaint that none of the dash guages were working and i checked and they are all out. he said they were fine untill he dropped the fuel tank to remove water, since then none of the guages work including odometer. i used ...
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2005 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L condensor fan VIN: 1N6AA06A05
this truck condensor fan runs all the time when truck is running. turn ac system is very cold i looked over the accident area for possiable wiring pinch or hooked up inproperly don't see any problem. check for fault codes none pcm and bcm. key on condensor fan...
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1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3AJ55M5T
help!!! wehave 96 olds ciera with lean fuel trims and idle hunts up and down. yes the miles are right not 100,000car recently bought from old couple that never drove it.little known about history of car.we have hit a brick wall on this one.would appreciate any... Trouble codes: P0171, P0131
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1994 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.4L abs VIN: 2G2WP522X4
Road tested and inspected brake system. No brake pulse, no chatter. Tires equal and pressures good. History code of C0245. Cleared code and customer drove vehicle for 2 weeks before light reoccurred. Verified harness routing. check all connectors for moisture....
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1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L blower motor VIN: 4S3BG6853T
okay im lost have a car came in intermitantly the blower moter will stop working only when you press the brake pedal. Sometimes it just acts like you turn the blower motor switch down one speed then i have tested for a draw at the brake pedal switch and at the...
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2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2.5L Airbag SRS VIN: JF1GD706X4
We have an 2004 subaru impreza sti here and the airbag light is on. Alldata has a sequence to reset the airbag light by jumping pins on a connector under the dash but this has not worked for us! does anyone have the exact method to READ and ERASE codes!
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1999 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L slips all gears VIN: 4TANL42N1X
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one that is making me crazy. I have this 99 4 cylinder Tacoma in the shop that was towed in and would not move unless you revved it. This is an A43D trans. I tore the tranny down and found it full of mud...looke...
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1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L uknown VIN: 1NXBR18E4X
This vehicle has a strong vibration @ 55 to 70 MPH. This condition only exists when aceallerating. It also has no effect on steering or braking. This is a five speed manual trans vehicle.
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2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBBT4419Y
has cod3 p0325 konck signal bank one. is intermitant no real test procedures found. says to swap sensors see if code changes. that is not easy sensors under intake. any one seen this problem. is their a common failure. have seen other toyotas with a seperate s... Trouble codes: P0325 (bank one knock sensor)
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2002 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUXD68DX2
Hello Audi Techs I replaced the air mass meter under warranty, also replaced the air mass meter intake duct which was not sealing properly,, did not find any leaks in the plumbing for the positive air pressure system, clear all codes and perform a drive cycl... Trouble codes: P1129 (fuel trim bank 2 system too rich mult), P, 1127 (fuel trim bank 1 system too rich mult), P, 1137 (fuel trim bank 1 system too rich add), P1139 (Fuel trim bank 2 sytem too rich add), P1557 (charge pressure control positive deviation), P00, 103 (Mass air flow [...] signal too high).
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFA53591
Sorry for the long wait between posts. Thanks to all for responding. The conclusion on this vehicle was clogged ports in the rear of the cylinder head. As the numbers shown in the test reflected. The customer took some time to decide. She than declined repai... Trouble codes: 246 (Secondary Air Injection Bank 2 Low Flow).
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1978 Cadillac Seville 5.7L No Start VIN: 6S69B8Q505
I apologize for taking so long to get up here with a fix, but it's not fixed yet. I'm waiting for an OK to replace the PCM. The ECT and air temp sensors both read correctly, both resistance and voltage. However, when I disconnect the ECT, nothing happens. It ...
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1994 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G6KY5295R
Thank's to all, Jaun @ MARCIAS Cadillac nailed it. It was the ECM. Thank's G.T. Trouble codes: P0073.
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1991 Chevrolet Camaro RS 3.1L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G1FP23T8M
thanks for all the help from everyone .it did turn out to be three injectors ohmed out at 2 at 007 and one at 010.what i found to be wrong was i ohmed out each bank from the connector behind the ac and they both read 005. i decided to remove the intake and che...
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1995 Chevrolet G30 Chevy Van 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, no power VIN: 1GCGG35K2S
Thank's to all, We tried a dist. the did not change anything. We chk'd fuel press. and it was below min., so we dropped the tank to find a pin hole in the connecter hose. We changed the pump and hose and all is well. Thank's G.T.
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L cluster VIN: 1GNDT13W9Y
Thank you Brion [...],you were right,there was a hair line crack on the one side of the circuit board.I had ask the customer if this problem ever accured when he hit a bump.He wasn't sure,so I went on to believe that it probably did,and that with the e-mail I...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEK14T1Y
Well after 3 days on this thing I finally found it. What a ordeal. 6 replies to this one. 1. Asked if ignition switch was OEM (yes it was) and to recheck the terminals for spreading and poor connections Good idea but OK. 2. John from wash had a similiar proble... Trouble codes: P0463, P0758, U1026, U1041.
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDS13S92
Sorry its been so long but this guy goes to school, or parties, (same thing) out of town. Have not heard anything negative so I think changing the oil may have helped with what I think is a sticking cam phaser. I'll repost if anything changes. Thanky, Thanky, ... Trouble codes: P0340, P0335, P0336, P0174.
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2002 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L ABS Module VIN: 2G1WH55KX2
Thank you for all the replies. After I posted this request, I swapped the pins for the front speed sensors at the abs module and verified the faulty harness. I then had a LH wheel speed code. I Removed the cover on the harness and found about 4" back from conn...
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1996 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4C3AU52N2T
I appreciate the input on the Chrysler Sebring .I have completely blocked off the EGR passage to intake,No change.Also replaced reman distributor with OE dist cap & rotor ,no change. Sorry for the delay in responding, but I've been exhausting all my efforts in...
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1994 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L flywheel VIN: 1B6MF36CXR
thanks to the 4 techs that replied. after talking with cummins and chrysler with no technical information available only to replace $900 flywheel for a few thou. wear. customer would surely think now i am dealing with a crook, flywheel looks good still lots of...
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1997 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GG23X4V
hi guys and thanks for the quick and informative responces ,we found in the end that the crank sensor had a very tiny crack (not visable unless using magnifing glass) which must have closed with eng heat (expansion) replaced the crank sensor and had no complai... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0305.
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1998 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L fuel gauge VIN: 1B4GP45G5W
Well, the Caravan isn't fixed yet, but we have it back on the schedule for later this month. We're going to switch the fuel pump module out with a known "good " one out of my '98 Town & Country that reads well. Jeff confirmed that the calibration is just check...
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2005 Dodge Caravan C/V 3.3L turn signals VIN: 1D4GP24RO5
First off, thanks to all who responded all had good input. Lamont's response was good and seamed like a logicial place to start. I found that feature turned off. All powers and grounds were present during testing at the m/f switch. Kent's description on the co...
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1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Stall VIN: 1FALP62W0S
I started from step 1 The modis showed iac operation. I back probed for signal and no signal. Pinned out wire to ecm. Wire was ok. Replaced ecm vehicle runs fine and iac operates as designed
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2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73E5Y
LET ME SAY THANK YOU TO ALL WHO REPLIED .SEVERAL SAID IT COULD BE CONTROL WIRE TO SOLENOID GROUNDING OUT.IT WAS .SOMWHERE UNDER OR NEAR REAR OF INTAKE.WE JUST BYPASSED CIRCUIT FROM PCM TO SOLENOID AND ALL IS WELL .CUSTOMER VERY HAPPY.AFTER REPAIR HE TOLD ME HE... Trouble codes: P1409.
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L left blinker very dim VIN: 1FAFP55251
O.K. GUYS it,s fixed. the J-BOX,power distibution box. above drivers left foot that houses gems module is the culprit..I found out ford de-listed the vin# it no longer existed with ford... like never made...vehicle was a glug-glug,in the drink..KATRINA.. cust ...
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2003 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L will not shut off! VIN: 1FMYU93184
Another one fixed! the plot thickened after i revised the post, but IATN would not allow me to revise it again (?!?!). i had it running and it magically engaged the ac clutch, even though the switch was in the off position. then it set codes u1262, b1318, p070...
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2003 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L trans oil VIN: 2FMZA56493
Hello everyone.This one turned out to be an interesting one.The customer recently had a trans installed at another garage.It turned out that the installer bent the distick tube with pliers,and because this trans has a 2 piece dipstick tube we couldn't tell unt...
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2005 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Transmission VIN: 1FTRX12W65
Thanks All, The transmission has a internal problem. We are replacing the unit. Thanks to all the replies that lead us in the right direction. Al
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2005 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 565FB53263
Well it is fixed. The coils were not the problem. I replaced the spark plugs with the updated motorcraft number and all is well. 5 out of 8 plugs broke off in the head at a whopping 68,000 miles. I was able to get them out with the matco removal tool. Very lab... Trouble codes: P3000, P0305, P0307.
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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Transmission VIN: 5FNRL186X3
I received many replies and most of them said to replace the pressure switch. There was some confusion on my part as to which one was the 4th gear switch at first but upon closer inspection I spotted "4" cast into the transmission housing near the base of the...
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Passenger side VIN: 1J8GX58J64
We cut two 4 in squares from the top of the evap case and found that half of the evap was 34 degrees and half was 102 degrees. Replaced the evaporator and it is fixed. Never seen this as well as the local Jeep dealer who had a 500.00 poke at it, as well as the...
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2005 Kia Optima LX 2.4L temperature gauge VIN: KNAGD12625
WANT TO EXTEND A VERY HEARTFELT "THANK YOU" TO THOSE WHO REPLIED. DID EXACTLY WHAT WAS SUGGESTED- REMOVED AND CLEANED 2 BODY GROUNDS NEAR THE AIR CLEANER, REMOVED AND CLEANED MAIN GROUND CABLE TO TOP STARTER BOLT AND ADDED HEAVIER GROUND FROM INTAKE TO BODY ...
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2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1249Y
Hi, Well this one passed the Illinois EPA emissions test. I had to do a number of things to get this truck through. The first thing I addressed was the aging O2 sensor codes, the P1170 description was not definitive as to what O2 sensor was the problem, an... Trouble codes: P1171 (MFG Specific Lean bank 1), P1174 (MFG Specific Lean bank 2), P1170 (Lambda sensor aging tv bank 1 Drive cycle CSignal out of range - above or below maximum.), P0440 (Evap system problem), P0446 (Evap. emissions vent control circuit), P1590 (Rough road signal implausible Drive cycle ASignal implausible.).
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2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY12441
Problem is to intermittent at this time. Customer is driving vehicle with a recorder installed to the DSL connector. Will update when we get recorder back and analyze data. Thanks to all who helped. Trouble codes: P0303.
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1994 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Suspension VIN: 1LNLM91V8R
the reason the pump relay is not grounded is because the suspension module in burn out, we removed and found the ic board and a 1000ohm resistor for the ic that was out of calibration, Rebuilt module, reinstalled, air suspension light not on and front air ba...
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1999 Mazda Millenia 2.3L steering column VIN: JM1TA2224Y
We ended up taking Roy's advice and replaced the column with a used unit and it works well. David suggested removing the motor and cleaning it out to make it work, but our column had a broken gear on the column side, not the motor side. I tried to move the bro...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L cooling fan VIN: WDBHA23G1W
This car didn't have any blown fuses, but as several suggested, the fan control module in the left front fender well was failed, I installed a new one and the fan blows as it should, a/c works very well and the customer is happy. Thanks for your help.
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Suspension VIN: WDBNG75F0H
thanks for the 2 replies,well after many hours of testing and talking on the phone we replaced the eis control unit perfrom all version code and recheck the suspension and the led lights for the suspension came on and the car is working as densign.thanks rays...
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2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L Electric Pump VIN: WMWBC33432
Well, the answer to this problem was rather simple. The two pumps I installed were defective (ZF Re manufactured) the third pump worked well. Keeping my fingers crossed.
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2004 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS 2.4L Surge VIN: JA4LX41FX4
thank you to all that had replied. I performed a full BG Trans Flush using Diamond SPIII fluid. Test dorve the vehicle and could not reduplicate the concern. Returned vehicle to customer and asked to respond back to me in a week to let me know how its done.
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1996 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD16S9T
Thanks guys for the help, this one is down the road, I have had very good success with the denso sensors but this one wanted to see the OE sensor, the dealer said they have changed the part number 3 times for the rear sensor, again thanks for the help
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1997 Nissan Pickup 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1N6SD11S1V
I want to appologize for taking so long to close this. First, we ran from hurricane Gustov, then, less than 2 weeks later we get Ike. So that throws a wrench in the works and gets thing out of order. I am 50 miles from the Gulf, and 50 miles from Texas. ...
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1989 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1G2FW2182K
I haven't been able to fix this one yet. It's on the back burner until I get some more free time. I did check injectors, cat, and was able to swap tps and iac from a known good car. I checked grounds and they were clean and tight. I did contact the last owner,...
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2004 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L Loss of power VIN: 3G7DB03E74
First I'd like to thank the group of respondents for their help and suggestions. IATN is a wonderful resource and all contributions are appreciated. The problem with this vehicle was in an unexpected area. The ABS system was the culprit. Due to the fac...
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2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Suspension VIN: WP1AB29PX4
I think you can get away with out turning off the air suspension. But Porsche recommends shutting it off when lifting. (push and hold the right suspension switch forward for approx 5 seconds) Thanks, Jeff
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2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Suspension VIN: WP1AB29PX4
I think you can get away with out turning off the air suspension. But Porsche recommends shutting it off when lifting. (push and hold the right suspension switch forward for approx 5 seconds) Thanks, Jeff
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2006 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Misfire, black smoke VIN: JTGCB09J06
Well I really didnt get any responses about this thing, I didnt think I would. I beleive he has a pump problem that only shows up under heavy load. Paul.
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