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1999 Acura RL Premium 3.5L abs VIN: TH4KA965XX
I was wondering if anyone could help me with the ABS system on the code retreival proceedure. Mitchell says use a special 2wire jumper, and i dont want to try anything until i get some insight on what to do. Can you modify a resistance jumper to pull codes? Th...
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2003 Audi A4 1.8L Keys VIN: WAULC68E33
After car was removed from storage the key fobs no longer lock or unlock the doors. The vehicle still starts runs, and drives. Codes in central convenience are 00955 key one , 00956 key 2. Group 7 measuring block 2 read as the module is receiving messages from...
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1996 BMW 318ti 1.9L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACG8327T
This car came in w/MIL on, checked codes and found code P0130. Checked data and found sensor to be non-responsive. Replaced sensor (next day) and rechecked, appeared normal. Customer p/u car and call the next day...MIL on again. It had reset code P0130. Data s... Trouble codes: P0130 (ho2s malfunction bank1 sensor1)
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L timing chain guide VIN: WBADD6328V
Timing chain guide is broken, complaint is timing chain rattling noise. I am wondering if this guide can be done without removing head or removing timing chains, anyone have advise for procedure and approx time involved and do we need special tools? I have sev...
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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L trans VIN: WBABE1102V
A weird thing happend today... After changing a clutch kit (Sachs) car would not start because a "locked" trans. Pressing clutch pedal car starts, just releasing pedal engine will stall. Trying to remove trans again in order to look for the issue ... trans i...
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1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L Differential VIN: 1234456789
Looking to find out correct fluid to use in rear diff? Mitchell only states hypoid gear... Is mobil 1 75W90 LS Synthetic. ok?? Thank You for your time.
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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L alternator VIN: WBAAM5332X
Hey guys I need help! I replaced alternator 18 mo.s ago and 20k miles later veh in for same concern...battery light on intermitt., so I warr. the alternator and shes back a day later and customer says light comes on while driving intermitt. I have been unable ...
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1999 Buick Century Custom 3.1L auto climate control VIN: 2G4WS52M7X
Thank You in advance to anyone who can help! I have a 99 Century Limited that had no display on the auto-climate control.I checked all voltages and grounds according to Alldata and everything seemed ok.No solder joint cracks could be found, put under a micros...
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2002 Buick Regal LS 3.8L all ip warning lights VIN: 2G4WV55K62
I checked the car as it came in and the ip lights all are blinking when I turn the turn signal on it stops blinking and no crank when I try to crank it with out turn signal it's like the power is in and out as I'm cranking. The rpm shows 39 koeo and no codes I...
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2005 Buick Terraza CXL 3.5L Steering Wheel VIN: SGADX3L15D
AWD van came in with Steering Wheel pulsation/chatter when turning corners between 20-45 mph WITHOUT brakes applied. Tire wear is even and at 7/32 tread depth. Differential fluids are very clean with no particles. Power Steering fluid has been flushed with cor...
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1999 Cadillac Eldorado ESC 4.6L parking brake release VIN: 1G6EL12Y8X
problem is intermittent ---can not find any information on how this solenoid gets it's signal---mitchell says that a mechanical switch on console shift lever releases the pking brake but I followed the vac hose to the same solenid pack that the HVAC uses for m...
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2000 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 2W06VR54R7
Thanks in advance to all! I have this Caddy in the shop. Just changed the water pump and when it was restarted it sounds like the lifters had pumped down? Let it run to normal temp, still noisy. It was quiet on the way into the shop? It has low mileage and we ...
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2002 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L service stability VIN: 1GYEK63N12
vehicle came to shop for service stability illuminated on drivers info center. no further symptoms or complaints. initially scanned for dtc's. collected the following; c0290 class 2 data link malf., co281 stop lamp switch circuit, co263 master cylinder pressur...
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2005 Cadillac STS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6DC67A95
Hello again everyone and thanks for taking the time to read this. Once again Mitchell has let me down with a lack of information. I cant wait for my contract to expire so i can get alldata. This car runs fine and has no warning bells. The check engine light is... Trouble codes: P0522 (Oil pressure circuit low voltage), P0521 (Engine oil pressure sensor range/performance)
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1971 Chevrolet Chevelle 502CID Pinging VIN: 1D37H2B587
Try to set Timing at 8 deg btdc and with 30 deg total advance and motor will hardley run and spit through the carb, if I set base timing to 35 to 40 deg btdc with no advance hooked up it runs great has plenty of power but pings under hard accel decrease timing...
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1993 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2G1FP22S7P
I am listing this for a friend of mine, he has replaced all the above mentioned parts but still this vehicle is loosing injector pulse on 3 cyls at a time, it will not idle. On 1 ign cycle cyls 1,3,5 have injector pulse 2,4,6 do not. On another cycle 2,4,6 hav...
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1995 Chevrolet Corsica 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1LD55M4S
car cranks over ok, has spark, has fuel pressure, but will not start. scan tool shows rpm of 300, iac of 128, temp. is the same as shop temp. iat is same.
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1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL52M4V
Car came in with ses lamp on. Pulled random multiple misfire code. Hooked up red brick and went into Misfire and cyl #2 was counting off misfires. All other cyls were good. Replaced plug,wire, injector, coil and module. Also changed parts on companion cyl #5. ...
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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L No Start VIN: 1GNET16S83
This vehical was towed in no start and no communication to the scanner,I have checked all fuses,power and grounds,replaced the ignition switch,with NO change.
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2003 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.3L abs VIN: 1GCFH25T73
The vehicle came into the shop w/customer complaining the ABS light was on. We scanned the ABS and came up with a code for the R/F wheel speed sensor. We found excessive play in the hub bearing so it was replaced. When the job was done we cleared the faults bu...
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2006 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.5L cylinder head VIN: 1GCDT13676
Removing cylinder head for valve seat repair. Need to know if there is a way to remove the head without removing the front timing cover? Any tips or tricks to doing that if it is possible? Also anything we should be cautious of or aware of regarding the variab...
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1998 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4C3AU52N5W
A neighboring shop has a Sebring that runs OK for 15- 20 minutes. Then it will start missing and likely stall. Occasionally it will keep running. Fuel pressure stays at 50 psi. With a spark tester it appears to loose spark, or at least be intermittent. The sca...
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1994 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L abs operation VIN: 1B7KF26C5R
i have a dodge four wheel abs system that is not playing nice. normal braking is ok but hard braking abs goes crazy and truck is hard to get stopped. code 37 will not clear and if i try to clear it comes back without moving truck. replaced rear speed sensor an...
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2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L mode doors VIN: 3D3MU48C73
Any help greatly appreciated. Vehicle came in with customer complaint that heater and a/c vents work intermittant, a/c won't blow and hears flapping. A/c worked fine, panel airflow fine, but would not switch from defrost to floor. Performed tsb lower case, def...
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1993 Ford F-350 XL 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDKF37H2P
Help!!! lol. Engine seems like it has a fuel problem. If I instantly go to WOT, it cuts out and almost shuts down. If I slowly give it gas its fine up to about .25% and then it does the same thing. Fuel pressure goes to about 38psi, fire is at the plugs and TP...
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1996 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L fuel filter light on VIN: 1FDKE30F2T
This vehicle has a fuel filter light on which was not on until the fuel filter and glow plugs were replaced.Everything is hooked up that I can see.
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1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMFU18L2V
the codes will set on a short test drive. idles perfect. Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2)
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1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L no second gear VIN: 1FTHX26F0V
Have a 97 Ford F250 with E4OD in it. Cust lost second gear, took it to a local shop that said trans needed rebuilt. He pulled it out, and brought it to me to bench. Rebuilt with Transgo and stock clutches, no problems found internal with hard parts. Intermedi...
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2000 Ford Escort LX 2.0L no start VIN: 3FAKP118YR
vehicle was towed in for a motor swap never heard old motor run they said the timing belt broke and had bent valves customer had motor delivered thought it would be simple but after install had no spark no fuel checked all basics all fuses no wires pinched won...
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2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDSE35L61
hi ford guys need help with this one. i do have a code for misfire on #1 cyl. replaced coil and plug, still misfiring tested with noid and injector is staying open dumping fuel. i haven't seen many of these. any help would be appreciated.
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2002 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L 4x4 VIN: 1FTZR15E42
truck came in with no 4x4 scanner shows c1728 &c1729, replaced the 4x4 motor & the 4x4 control module, the switch is ok but the 4x4 lights don't light up. anybody familire with these ranger 4x4 systems? any suggestions would be great. thanks in advance
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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMZU67K14
hello i am stuck on this one any help will be appriciated vehicle came in for rough idle found plugs worn and heavy carbon build up so replaced plugs and did induction injection seemed to be better now back with a rough idle and fuel trims out the fuel trims a...
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2004 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FMSU45P24
Greeting to everyone here, I have this truck that starts and runs fine for about 15 seconds then stalls (smokes and slowly looses power till it stalls). We created this problem by trying to clean out the intake/egr passage with TOP eng cleaner sprayed into in...
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2004 Ford E-250 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTNE24LX4
Hi thanks for reading my post. This is a cable company van that stays on the road 7 days a week. Driver states that after he fills up fuel tank vehicle will run rough, stall etc. He can then shut off van loosen then retighten gas cap and van will run fine. Doe...
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L fuel leak VIN: 1FTSW21PX5
Hello fellow diesel techs.Thanks for checking this one out.Truck came in this morning with a fuel leak between engine and trans.Have inspected primary and secondary filter housings and lines and all connections are tight.Can see plugs at back of cyl. heads tha...
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1997 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.0L Headlights VIN: 2GTEC19MXV
Customer complaint is every four to five weeks, vehicle headlights will flash on and off while driving at night. Also, says steering feels as if he doesn't have control. This condition last for only a few seconds and then doesn't repeat again for up to four to...
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2004 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDS13S64
I'm beginning to hate CAN failure diagnostics, We got these codes on this Envoy which turns on the ABS, and the Brake warning lights and the A/C stops working. When we checked the BUSS connector to see which module was not communicating all modules were there ... Trouble codes: U1000 (CAN Failure), U1041 (ABS Communication Failure)
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2008 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKER23748
KOEO humming / squealing noise (like a hearing aid in need of adjustment) from transaxle elec. connector area occurs(with or without batt 1 fuse installed). Presumably not normal? Customer likely returning to dealer for evap emmissions code under new veh. wa... Trouble codes: P0449 (Evaportive Emmissions Control Circuit Intermittant)
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1993 Honda Accord SE 2.2L brake lamp warning VIN: 1HGCB7283P
We got this vehicle in for a brake lamp warning light on the dash. All bulbs are new and the correct numbers and wattages. We replaced both rear lamp sensors and harnesses due to corrosion at bulb sockets. We have tried a new LED unit, but it did not help and ...
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2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM56623
Greetings. This Honda is the 3rd one in 2 months with the exact same symptoms. Each one has a good rear O2 heater coil. There is 12 volts available at the sensor, however there is NO ground provided by the ECM. Local Honda dealer parts dept. claims they do n... Trouble codes: P0141 (Secondary O2 Sensor Heater Circuit)
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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Mechanical VIN: KM8SC13D93
AC refrigerant leak. I have installed dye in the system. It will basically leak to about nothing in about 1 week, so the leak is significant. I cannot find a dye trace. I am leaning toward an evaporator. I can pull the cabin air access and see one side of the ...
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1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHX1740T
Engine cranks over but will not run. Previous fault code of camshft postion sensor and cyl 3 misfire but the misfire was experienced and cleared up while driving in heavy rain and these codes have not reappeared. While intermittent car never cut off while driv...
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1998 Jaguar XJR 4.0L No Start
Tryed starting with starter fluid at Mass air flow filter box no run.fuses in trunk all good. If I use power probe to fuse 7 or fuse 15 in trunk this will turn on fuel pumps However still wont start. I tried swapping different relays for fuel pumps and nothing... Trouble codes: 1230 (fuel metering control), 1646 (fuel control computer)
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, spar k knock VIN: 1J4GZ78Y7V
After i had all new exhaust installed, along with both new o2 sensors installed, the convertor code came back,along with spark knock on accel. So i did a full tune up. Plugs,wires,cap,rotor, o.e.pvc valve and fuel filter. I also check for vac leaks,fixed a cou... Trouble codes: P0420
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1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L Rear Seal VIN: 1J4FJ68S5W
Hello This vehicle came in with a massive leak at the rear housing of the transfer case. I Pulled the driveshaft and the collar for the boot off transfer shaft. I inspected transfer shaft where seal rides. All looked very good. I installed new seal and new b...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Stall VIN: 1J4GW68NXX
hi all thanks for taking time to read my post, this jeep and customer are two nightmares!!! jeep came in on hook cust. stated that vehicle would die after 15 to 20 minutes of driving. accessed for codes and found code po725 for engine speed sensor, customer st...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L blower motor VIN: 1J4GW68S7X
Jeep came in with a dead battery. Put the jump pack on, igntion off, then the HVAC blower came on mostly full speed, for a minute or so then went off. As I drove it in, the blower motor came on again and did not respond to the HVAC input. Found the melted conn...
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2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1LNHM82W9Y
I have this 2000 Lincoln Towncar that ahs been to 4 shops. The problem is, between 75-80km/hr under slight accel the thing starts to buck and shake. No codes. Things that have been done(by other shops) New plugs and coils(all 8) Fuel injectors bench tested for...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Misfire VIN: WDC1631542
Hey MB techs, please help. We have just serviced this ML series. we have changed the oil and filter. We have also changed the front and rear brakes. Since we have done this work the vehicle starts to misfire when vehicle is put under load. feels like a air ma...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L abs/etc/bas VIN: 4JGAB54E12
Hello out there, today I am working on this ML320 with an intermitten malfunction light for ABS/ETC/BAS. All lights come on the same time. DTC C1401 for high pressure pump stored and can't be cleared in times. Once in a while I can clear the code and it won't...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Axle Seals VIN: WDBRF61J72
Good morning Mercedes techs, I was doing a service a few weeks ago on this Mercedes and noticed the rear axle seals where leaking at the differential. I've never done this specific job on a Mercedes and was wondering if I could get the general procedures and a...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF40J94
Car came in with a lean code, replaced the Mass Air Flow sensor and the car still runs horribly, all codes came back and runs the same. Looked for breaks and leaks all over, but was unable to find anything. Looking for any help out there. Thanks in advanced. Trouble codes: P2029 (Selfadaptation of mixture formation at rich stop Tendency of engine towards lean), P201, P201, P201, P201
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2008 Mercedes-Benz Smart Car 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMEEJ31X88
Does anyone know how to reset oil cahnge light, no info on Alldata & no owners manual in car
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2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor XLS 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A4MN31S14
500 Miles ago I had a P0303 #3 cyl misfire. The coil had no spark output. I replaced and all was well except the MIL wouldn't go out until I disconnected the battery. 500 miles later it comes back with a P0300 random multipul cyl misfire. Freeze frame shows th... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
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1994 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2DN11W6R
to anyone familar with Nissan..customer states car was running like it did when two of the injectors were going bad. check engine light comes on and off. I was not able to verify running bad, so I started with code check. found code 51- injector signal circuit... Trouble codes: 51 (Injector signal circuit open)
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2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Left rear speed sensor code 1106 VIN: JM1DA31D23
Hi gang! need some input on this one, customer brought this one in with some requested services, one fo which was a brake noise complaint and and an ABS light on. I road tested the vehicle and heard the noise on driver's side but could not determine wether fro...
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2004 Other GM 4310 .0L trans VIN: YZNH40P008
Here is a good one!! We have a John Deere 4310 E-Hydro Tractor that will move then stop. Has been told it was in limp mode. Anyone know how to get it out of limp mode. It has a few codes flashing on the dash code 13 and 121. We can not find any info on this. W...
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2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L security VIN: 1G2NW12E9Y
Key would not turn, replaced ignition lock cylinder. Followed passlock relearn procedure, the security light comes on, but shuts off right away, does not stay on for the 10 minutes. Tried starting over, but always the same. Also, radio does not work, antitheft...
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2003 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L alternator VIN: 3G7DA03E13
repalced bad alternator with reman and battery light stays on.
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1997 Porsche Boxster 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA2987V
I have a new customer who recently purchased a 97 Boxster on E-bay. Brilliant... First time we meet the car comes in on a hook. The top and cowl drains are clogged and yes you guessed it the alarm ECU goes swimming. We fix the car and luckily for him his compr... Trouble codes: P0102 (Mass Air Flow Sensor Voltage Low Porsche code 115)
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1997 Audi A4 1.8L Misfire VIN: WAUCB88D5V
thanks for all of the replies.replaced ignition module\stage unit fixed problem . thanks again Trouble codes: P0302 (missfire cyl 2).
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2001 Audi A4 1.8L low oil pressure VIN: WAUDC68D21
WE REMOVED THE PAN AGAIN ,PLASTIGAUGE ALL THE ROD AND MAIN BEARINGS .ALL WITH IN SPEC AND NO DAMAGE AT ALL TO CRANK OR BEARINGS,I WAS IN THERE ,SO WE DID REPLACE THEM STANDARD SIZE THIS IS A MARGINAL PROBLEM .WE REPLACED THE OIL PUMP ,TURBO LINES AND VENT L...
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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L air ride VIN: 1234566777
it was the front air bags.i set the suspension to lowest setting and they deflated right away.strange how they dont deflate in the high setting.thanks for all the replies,i guess it was a rather common,simple problem.
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2006 Audi A3 2.0L drivers side seatbelt tensioner/igniter VIN: WAUMF78P66
its fixed - turned out the control module had an internal short. replaced and recoded vehicle left this morning. thanks to all that responded.
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2005 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Seat back lock VIN: WBABW53455
We checked everything on the seat switches and the seat back lock switches and all were found to be good, we think it came down to the control unit for the front passenger seat memory , but we were not 100% sure and tests with Auto Logic also pointed to this u...
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2001 Buick Century Custom 3.1L ignition key VIN: 2G4WS52JX1
THANK EVERYONE THAT REPLYED TO THIS ONE, PHIL FROM UTAH WAS RIGHT ON TIME WITH HIS INFO,I WISH HE WAS ON MY TEAM HERE THE INFO HE GAVE IS OF (GREAT) VALUE. THE CUSTOMER HAD A LOCKSMITH KEY THE IGNITION FOR $35.00 WITH PHIL [...] INFO. AND I GAVE THE SHADTREE REPAIR...
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2003 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Steering VIN: 2G4WB52K13
Then after 3 racks, 2 pump (reman), 3 alignment and saw a lot of people on iatn having problems with these cars and trying a lot of things and spending a lot of time for a problem that is a minor problem on other car models I decided to resolve the problem my ...
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1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L ride control VIN: 1G6KD52Y9T
did not fix but did diagnos. had several replies about the code. It was for right frontsolenoid. Car actually had code for right front bad and the left rear was leaking. Delco showed parts still available. Price staggerd customer ...
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2007 Cadillac CTS 3.6L engine VIN: 1G6DP57727
THANKS FOR ALL THE GOOD ADVISE. CHANGING OIL + FILTER HELPED . CUST WILL DRIVE FOR A WHILE TO SEE HOW IT IS. TSB MIGHT APPLY (SEE REPLIES) BUT STEP ONE IS CORRECT OIL WT + VISCOCITY + GO FROM THERE. JIFFY LUBE STRIKES AGAIN.
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1990 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCDK14K4L
I got many good responses to this. Terry, Matt, Scott, & James, all suggested power to the ECM/Fuse. I checked and the fuse was blown. I checked power and no shorts. I had the battery disconnected during the fuel pump replacement. I had also checked the po...
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1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL52MXT
I AM GOING TO SAY THIS ONE IS FIXED. TALKED TO CUSTOMER AND HAVE NOT HAD ANY MORE PROBLEMS OR CK ENG LIGHT.CAN NOT EXPLAIN THE LOW VOLTS ON MAP AND BARO. BUT REMAN PCM AND MAP SENSOR CURED HIS RUNNING PROBLEMS THANKS AGAIN FOR EVERYONES HELP. Trouble codes: P1106 (map intermittent high voltage).
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2003 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.3L headlights VIN: 1GCFG15T33
checked all my ground connections, Ok, accessed BCM , checked terminals, ok.inspected fuse/relay box at left fender well, it was floating around in there due to broken plastic clips .. i never got the lights toact up , but while monitoring live data at BCM i...
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L dash lights VIN: 1B4GP54L2T
Sorry everyone that it took so long to do a summsry and thank you all for your help. I decided to have a dealer check for codes in the bcm and then go from there. I can not do bcm codes here at the shop. Thanks again to everyone. It is good to know there is h...
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2000 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Hesitation VIN: 2B4GP45G3Y
Hey guys, I appreciate all of the advice on this problem job. I have eliminated the following: EGR system, TPS, MAF sensor, fuel pressure. I have refashed the PCM and motorvaced the vehicle. Also found out that the vehicle has new injectors as of last year...
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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L headlights VIN: 2B4GP44R32
Thanks for all the help. I received 8 replies, Sean, Daniel, Michael, Chris & Robert were right on the money by telling me to replace the integrated power module. This is the fuse panel under the hood that the fcm bolts to. I pulled it apart & checked for corr...
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1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP653XX
You guys are the best. Sure enough I took off the timing cover and the timing belt was in 3 pieces.I was very suprised the car was still running. What happened the lower idler pulley fell apart and was cutting up the timing belt.One of the cams jumped. You guy... Trouble codes: P0340.
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L spark plug VIN: 1FTPX14564
Thanks everybody for your prompt and helpful replies. To summarize your input; turn over engine to blow out the porcelain, procure porcelain pushing tools from Ford Mac or Snap-On to push the porcelain into the shield, remove the cab for better access, grind ...
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1998 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L no communication VIN: KMHJF24M4W
thanks to all that replied. the problem was loose terminals on the dlc. i found it when i backprobed the l nad k lines with labscope while the scanner was trying to communicate my backprobe made connection and allowed communication. so i tightend the dlc termi...
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Surge VIN: EA300XHA55
Hey guys, Had to turn the vehicle out for the weekend but I did find two problems. First, the injector seals were leaking vacuum and second, the throttle body was very dirty. I removed the fuel distributor assembly and air metering flapper and cleaned them whi...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Gauges VIN: WDBFA66E8M
Hello folks I really appreciate you guys took you time to write on my post. Almost everyone was right on the money on this one the problem was the Instrument Cluster itself. Customer got a used cluster today and installed it today and everything worked fine. T...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L theft alarm VIN: WDBGA32E9P
I installed a new theft alarm module last week and this beastie has behaved itself ever since! One note: The Mercedes that have the theft module in the trunk can simply be disconnected and the car will still run. The type that have the security module by the p...
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1991 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JN1HJ01P1M
Thanks to all who offered up there wisdom on this one, most responses said injector failure is common on these, replaced (3) right bank injectors, connectors looked good, reassembled and car runs great, thank you again for the responses.
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1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L 1/2 shift / overdrive VIN: JN1CA21D9S
ThankYou for your responces, I did find broken band. Cust. did not want to repair. Can't win them all.
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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L brakes VIN: 5N1ED28YXY
Started with a long test drive and spending an additional 15 to 20 minutes bedding in the soft new brake pads and making several "panic"/ABS stops in the driveway,re-bleed the brake system and found a stubburn air pocket in brake hyd.system.Compared the brake ...
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2004 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L High idle VIN: 1N4BL11DX4
Thanks to all who replied. Special thanks to John from Missouri who sent me the manual procedure. I performed Accel pedal released position learning, throttle valve closed position learning, and idle air volume learning. It just consists of KOEO, pushing th... Trouble codes: P0507 (High idle).
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1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G2NE52M8T
Thanks for all the help,but we were unable to do any more testing after we sent this request for help. The customer did not want to us to do any more work on the car due to the cost of diagnoses. Sorry we could not supply you with any more information. Trouble codes: P1629 (theft fuel enbale-incorrect/no signal).
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2001 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L Hydraulic System VIN: 3G7DA03E41
Hi iATN, sorry for the delay. The problem with this vehicle was the steering lines that run along the subframe were resting against the frame causing the noise. The small rubber mounts for the lines weren't installed. There was absolutely no air in the hydraul...
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1986 Volkswagen Vanagon L 2.1L No Start VIN: WV2YB0254G
I tested power and grounds to and from computer, found no faults. Tested injector pulse, OK. Tested engine gounds, OK. Tested power wire at alt. to black box on firewall-OK. Lo and behold it started up and everything worked. Could not get to fail again. I...
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2003 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L ABS Module VIN: WV2MB47073
I tried to reprogram module, but was unable to, come to find out this vehicle was covered by an extended warranty, so needless to say went back to dealer to have module replaced. Thanks for the info though, will be able to use in the future.
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2004 Volvo V70 2.4 2.4L pings on accel VIN: YV1SW64A04
Customer has not returned with vehicle so we could continue check out. Will wait to see if vehicle comes back.
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