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1994 BMW 325i 2.5L Engine Speed Sensor VIN: WBABJ632XR
Hello everyone, This BMW came in with a broken drive shaft which we replaced. Upon test drive found the transmission is in Limp Mode. Pulled code 11 "Speed Signal N-Mot." I have checked live data in DME and have an engine speed signal, but do NOT have one in ...
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2001 BMW 330i 3.0L MIL Lamp on, no driveability prob VIN: WBAAV53431
This problem has occurred at long random intervals for 2 or 3 years. Judging from freeze-frame data, it seems to happen at cruise, 65-70 mph, 1/4 to 1/3 throttle, 2200 to 2500 rpm. No driveability symptoms whatsoever. Most recent freeze frame data: rpm=2359,... Trouble codes: P0174 (Too lean for too long bank 2)
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2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G4HP54K2Y
Hello, I have a intermitten misfire only on start up when engine is cold only. Replace upper intake, smoke intake system no leaks found. Substitute good know parts like EGR, MAF, Ignition module. Swapped coil, plug, plug wire and injector from cyliner 6 to cyl... Trouble codes: P0300, P0306
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 3G5DA03E82
thanks in advance for any help.vehicle came in for overheating,removed heads checked for warpage.head gasket on # 2 cylinder was blown,no warpage , replaced gaskets & temp guage goes to 3/4 mark then down to 1/3 mark.hc's present in coolant system.tore back do...
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1978 Cadillac Seville 5.7L No Start VIN: 6S69B80480
came in on the hook, customer asked me to get running. finding no fuel pressure traced back to in tank fuel pump. I replaced the pump and all rubber lines which were trash. My pressure is now 40 lbs but no start. I have good spark. I found I have no power to t...
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1987 Cadillac DeVille 4.1L compressor VIN: 1G6CD1182H
Vehicle came in two months ago with A/C inop. Compressor would not engage no matter what switch was jumped or what wire was grounded. Replaced power module with a used module, and compressor engaged. System was charged with leak detection dye added. Vehicle re...
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2000 Cadillac Catera 3.0L TCM code U2108 VIN: W06VR54R9Y
Client called to say that three lights were on dash and there was no speedometer function. Check engine, ABS, and traction control were the lights that were on. When the car arrived everything was normal again except the TCM and ECM had each recorded code U210...
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1988 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 1GCDK14K2J
Folks, I reached the end of my wits. Truck cuts out from 1/4 second to a couple seconds. at idle it will die occasionally. First I replaced the module as I had a spare, no change. I checked the spark with timing light and light keeps blinking while the engine ...
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1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L clucter,turn signal,radio.and brake lights VIN: 1GNDM19W2V
we lose the instrument panel gauges headlights work low beam when ignition is in the on position when headlights are on the dash does not work.. we have replaced the ignition switch as someone has told us to we still have a problem with the same issues..
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1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L injector replacement VIN: 3GNFK16R1X
Thanks in advance, this is a bit of a diffent request. I have this 5.7 with the csfi fuel injector system. Need to replace a couple of injectors. Has anyone ever used the "mini-injector" assy. from Linder Tech.? I have gotten lots of injectors from them in the...
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L radio VIN: 1GNDT13S22
radio went out on it so customer went to salvage yard got 1 that was identical, face,elect. plug ins ect... installed it was locked so customer took it to chevy dealer they said it would'nt work because it was from an 05 trailblazer. does anyone know how to un...
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2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G1WH52K94
Vehicle driven in once, towed in second time for intermittent crank/no-start. She states the security warning flashes, she can duplicate the problem using the remote unlock feature but she can't prove it here. She also claims to be able to start it most times ...
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2004 Chevrolet Epica LS 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KL1VB52L64
vehicle intr. stall at stop harsh shift, runs rough. I have no acess to info on this dealer only, model is not even listed in all data or any of are other resources, I thought I would give this a try sorry about the lack of dio info. Perhaps maybe someone else... Trouble codes: P0175, P0172
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L coolant VIN: 1GCHK23235
i am getting ready to do a major service on this 05 2500HD with a 6.6l diesel. my question is this...when doing a coolant flush on these GM diesels, do i need to use dex-cool or can i use normal green coolant? also, are there side effects, if any, when changin...
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1997 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) SX 3.3L fuel level VIN: EAB0D1KA95
Hello to all and any town & country fans, here is the customer complaint: When driving the fuel gauge will move about a 16th of a tank twords empty and the fuel light will light up and gong like you just hit the red zone of fuel remaining even though the tank ...
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1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Stall VIN: 2C3HE66GXH
Customer states car stalls when coming to a stop. Car has not acted up in two previous attempts to diagnose. On first visit I cleaned throttle body and replaced plugs, she came back a week later for brakes and said it was still dying. I double checked for vacc...
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1999 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L brakes VIN: 1C4GP54LOX
very intermittently service brake pedal "hard",brakes "not" releasing,unable to duplicate problem @ this time.
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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 3C4FY48B32
This car run fine at idle when you whant to accelerate it misse and engine w'ont rev up,when we go on the road as soon as we push on the gas it beguin to miss on all cylinders we release the gas and it run really fine. removed the cat, removed the fuel rail an... Trouble codes: P0300
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2004 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.4L No Start VIN: 1C3EL46X34
This our first time posting so bear with us. Vehicle towed in for a no start condition. Customer replaced ignition coil and crank sensor. Engine cranks ok , no spark and no injector pulse. We have swapped out ASD Relay with a good known one with no sucess,rela...
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP44R4T
NEED HELP WITH THIS ONE, THIS VEHICLE HAS AN INTERMITTENT HESITATION ON MEDIUM TO HARD ACCELERATION, DOSEN'T HAPPEN ALL THE TIME.i'VE REPLACED THE TPS SENSOR AND CHECKED FOR HIGH RESISTANCE IN WIRING FOR TPS,ALL CHECKED OUT O.K.I ALSO FOUND WITH KEY ON ENGINE ... Trouble codes: 24 (tps voltage low)
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L door locks VIN: 1B4GP5451W
hi i got a 98 caravan - the power door locks cycle every 35 seconds with the doors closed. we have all the door lock switches disconnected and still does it we believe it has a bad bcm. just want to see if this has happened to anyone else before we install a n...
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1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP44R4X
need your help on this one, van came in about two weeks ago with mil light on, with codes po442 and po445, at that time found filler tube rusted with holes, and ldp pump had a cracked housing, replace ldp pump and new filler tube and gas cap, clear codes, car ... Trouble codes: P0442
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L no heat VIN: 3B7KF23631
Hi everyone. This is my first help request, hopefully it helps out. This is my personal truck. The problem is the engine will never get to temperature. First I will give a little background. Bought the truck in April in Texas, I live in Virginia. Drove the tru...
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2002 Dodge Stratus SE 2.7L No Start VIN: 1B3EL46R32
Greetings. Car was driven approx 1 mile by the customer, shut off and a few minutes later would crank but would not re-start. He came back the next day and engine started Ok. At home, later that day the engine cranked but would not start. When the tow truck ar...
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1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEX15N6K
We inherited a problem truck from another garage with the complaint of a prolonged crank when cold. Here is what we found. No trouble codes. Fuel pressure shoots up to 40 PSI when cranking, 35 running. Good spark at all times. Good compression (125 130 cold)...
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1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L stuck in 1st gear VIN: 3FALP15PXV
Here we go again, 1997 Escort Wagon with no speedo, according to scan data there is also no signal from vss. replaced speed sensor with oe new. checked signal at sensor and it is good, removed center console and checked for signal at pcm, has signal. reading a...
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1998 Ford Contour LX 2.5L fluid level VIN: 1FAFP66L7W
This came in for a transmission leak. When I check the fluid it was all the way to the top of the dipstick. We drain it but not very much fluid came out. You add a quart and it does not drain down the dipstick. If you start the vehicle it sucks down the dipsti...
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1999 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L OD light flashes VIN: 1FMYU22E3X
Customer has had the OD light flashing or on at times, and some times experiances shift problems. On the test drive the light did come on but all 5 gears shifted. Torque cover % would go up to 95% them drop to 0. It does have engine brakeing when I drop into m...
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2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2FMZA55432
Checking cam signal, lots of noise and hash on wave form. If you unplug IAC valve cam signal goes clean and vehicle runs great other than no idle control with IAC unplugged. If you clear codes with IAC unplugged you have that obvious code and can run car at 15... Trouble codes: P0320, P0340, P0171, P0174, P1336, P0127
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2002 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L 4th gear? VIN: 1FAFP38382
New customer, boss wants to impress, not workin out for us too good so far. I by NO means profess to be a tranny expert, but (theres that word again) always willing to learn. Complaint was check engine light on and hard shifting. Codes are P0761 shift solenoid...
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L sway bar VIN: 1FTNX21L22
Hi Ford truck guys , this is my personal truck and its driving me crazy . Stock suspension with Bilstien shocks . The problem is an embarrassing klunk over small washboard road surfaces. I just went through and replaced eveything that was due with top shelf pa...
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2002 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP42X32
Need help here this car is kicking my but, well it has code 316 misfire upon start up and code 305 cylinder # 5 misfire , I keep clearing the code and it comes right back after trying different things. compression on cyl # 5 is 145 psi , i swap the injector, c... Trouble codes: P0316, P0305
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2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS 4.0L instrument cluster lights VIN: 1FMZU77E23
Customer complaint of the dash lights flashing in morning after 15 mins or so after start up. While in shop we could not get it to do this, so just wondering if any ford guys have had this issue before.
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2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FMZU72K64
this a wire drive trotle body , and i can't find eny info on that code . thanks for help Trouble codes: P0506 (engine speed lower than expected)
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2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX04555
truck came in with noise at start up.checked out found cam phaser makeing noise. replaced cam phaser,now have a p0340 and po344. did all possible checks, wires good to and from pcm all good connections. every thing checked out fine. tore back down to check tim... Trouble codes: P0340, P0340
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2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, REDUCED POWER VIN: 1FDXE45S26
start truck and its ok, take off and about 1/4 miles check eng light comes on and a wrench also pops on instrument cluster below check eng light on. tpe codes and forced reduced power. any help. when lights come on truck looses throttle response and eng misses... Trouble codes: P0123 (p0223-), P0223 (p061b-), P061B
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1984 GMC C7000 .0L no power VIN: 1GDL7D1B0F
Vehicle drives like throttle plates are not opening, acc pedal feels like it doesnt go down all the way, I think the problem is in the governor system. I only ever worked on one of these 20 years ago. I have no info on how governer works or how to test it. Hav...
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1992 Honda Civic EX 1.6L oil leak VIN: JHMEH9699N
I have a mystery, Its an oil leak at the back of the engine on this 1992 honda civic. looks like rear main or head gasket, but i cant see back there no matter how hard i try. some oil coming from vtec valve,but not consistant with acumulation at the base of th...
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1993 Honda Civic DX 1.5L ingition switch VIN: JHMEG868PS
Hello, i have this 93 honda civic with a key problem, when you shut off the car and try to remove the key it wont come out. when you shut it off and press in on the key to turn it back to the lock position it wont go beond that and the key will not come out o...
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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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1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L IGN fuseable link keeps blowing
This Infiniti is driving me up a wall. Customer towed it over. No power to ignition switch, with IGN fuseable 30 amp link blown in fuse box under hood. Replaced link and drove car an hour and a half. When parked at an angle at grocery store, link blew again. T...
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2002 Infiniti I35 3.5L cluster illumination VIN: JNKDA31A62
this infiniti came in with customer complaint of "numerous dash lights out"' upon inspection found that only the r/s area (tachometer area), when turned on, illuminates briefly 100%, then immediately dies out completely, also noticed that the rheostat swipes c...
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2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L cam solenoid VIN: SAJEA01T03
Good Day Group, I have this 3.0 that every time the key is turned to ignition on, the cam solenoids click on & off 5 times. I have switched relays to no avail. The car runs just fine. Has anyyone experienced this before? TIA John
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1J4GZ48SOW
Thank you in advance for your assistance. This is my wife's Jeep and very occasionally the enging will start to miss-fire,loose power and pop back through the throttle body. It will run great for weeks at a time then act up. For example, we drove from upstate ...
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2005 Kia Optima LX 2.7L oil leak VIN: KNAGD12895
Concern- oil leak; unable to determine if oil leak is from front crankshaft seal and it's slinging it or if the leak is from top down behind all the covers and hardware; looking for any known issues that this engine may have with oil leak concerns to look for
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1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L harsh engagement VIN: JT8UF11E1P
Hello everyone,and thanks for reading this post.We have this here Lexus that engages harshly in all gears,including from park and neutral.Now it's not bad,but for a Lexus it is.We removed the transmission to replace the dreaded egr tube.There were 5 connectors...
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2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Poor Fuel Economy, No Power VIN: JMIBJ22743
Mazda guys, some help would be great. this turbo car used to be scary fast, i mean for a FWD car, geez. now it has no balls. customer had engine replaced at the dealer under warranty and said it was fine untill he sucked up a little water through the cold air ...
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2005 Mazda 3 i 2.0L power steering pump VIN: JM1BK32F25
Hi guys, I just had a quick question regarding this car. The customer was in an accident and damaged the power steering pump, I changed the pump and of course I have no power steering assist. I have read in past articles that when you change the pump and contr...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L no up shift VIN: WDBJF70JX1
car came with random misfire(replace wires, plugs, and MAF) misfire problem solved., Also has transmission code (p2065 N15/3 etc control module) memory is fault. firstable trans oil was dirty so we changed with new filter(no metal chip in pan) changed AT plug ...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG Kompressor 5.5L Right front Headlamp VIN: WDB5K74F73
Right front headlamp will work intermittently after replacing the factory bulb with oem part Not familair with this type of lighting system, Car is mint and there are no loose or quetionable connections that we could see when replacing the bulb element, speaki...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L battery VIN: WDBSK75F73
We are installing a battery tender for storage, but this car has 2 batteries, the one under the hood is for starting but what is the one in the trunk for?, it is not connected to the front battery, so I don't want to connect it with a battery tender, but he wa...
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1993 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 4A3CF44E9P
going nuts!!! vehicle came in because of surging while in park or neutral at all temperatures. replaced iac which had a bad coil. still surging but only when cold, so we replaced the pcm with one from mitsubishi. cold surge still there. i've reset the idle wwi...
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1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4A3AK34YOS
Engine won't start or it will stall intermmitently. Problem seems to happen when "Check Engine" light does not come on when ignition is turned on and engine is cranked over, causing no spark and no fuel condition, or if it does start, then it will stall after ...
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2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS 2.0L tire pressure monitoring system VIN: JA3AU86U28
After installing snow tires and rims,the TPMS light on the dash comes on and we don't know how to calibrate it,or what ever has to be done to shut the light off.We have the OTC TPMS tool and it doesn't seem to have any helpfull info.We also have the GENESYS an...
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1988 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L vacuum VIN: JN1HZ16S5H
This nissan 300ZX came in the shop with an ac problem.It had no air conditioning,also when the car was being driven all the heat from the engine compartment was coming into the inside of the vehicle.so the inside of the car was always hot.I checked it and foun...
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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue 3.8L Steering wheel VIN: 1G3WH52K2W
Client complains of viberation in the steering wheel between the 10 and 2 position on slight turns intermittently. I can not make the vehicle act up on test drives. Unplugged the V.A.S. sensor and client states viberation still present. Any assiatance will be ...
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2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1G3NL12T2Y
i have ran numerous test on the ignition system even swapped a complete known good coil assembly and still the same thing happens cylinder 1 misfire at idle. fuel pressure 50 psi, injector has good pulse does anybody have any ideas Trouble codes: P301B (cylinder 1 misfire)
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1992 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G2HX3L3N1
hey fellow techs i've been working on this bonne on and off all week.We replaced fuel pump because i thought it was as simple as that because the pump wouldn't max press.I have checked iac it would go to 0 in park or nuetral in drive it will show 32 counts see...
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1997 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GMDU06E7V
After getting her back and delivering her to the customer, he tells me that the next day the MIL came on and back she came. Makes sence as its a 2 trip failure (B). He said he looked at all the lines/hoses/connections ETC and replaced the canister purge valve ... Trouble codes: P1441 (evap system flow during non-purge)
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2009 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L Fresh Air Recirculation VIN: 5Y2SM62843
Hi All, I replaced a leaking heater core of this vehicle after disassembling most of the dash and center console. Re-assembled and everything works properly except for the fresh air/recirculation air door. When the recirculation button is depressed, the green...
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L transmission VIN: WAUED54BXY
After pulling the trans for the second time the bell housing was completely dry, except for a bit of fluid spilling from the T/C when removing it. There was no signs of moisture from the pump seals the T/C was dry and no signs of the fluid being thrown about....
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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L codes VIN: WBAGH8344Y
thanks everyone for their help.on fixing the vehicle,I had to take the timing chain off and align the mark perfectly.it was of two teeth.thanks again. Trouble codes: P0011, P0021.
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2001 BMW 740i 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBAGG83481
Well it looks like this engine is toast. I pulled the pan and noted metal all over. In further niose diagnosis, the niose appears to be comming from the #2 piston area. The noise is very audible when you listen at the valley under the intake. Engine is clean i...
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L abs, self leveling VIN: WBAFB33581
To all of you up there, we take for granted sometimes that the tool that we use to check the car with are infallible, well my problem was the scanner Launch to be more exact, during 2 weeks it was working on an off and one day just stopped, did not boot any mo...
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1999 Cadillac Eldorado ESC 4.6L parking brake release VIN: 1G6EL12Y8X
unable to duplicate in the shop---lubed up parking brake mechanism and customer took car---so far so good. g
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1988 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L throttle sticks VIN: 2GCDC14K2J
Gentlemen We have the problem resolved. As stated in my post, we have as well as each of you have had, many of these in your shop. We did in fact have the throttle, kick down and cruise cables unhooked off the throttle body to eliminate them as part of or t...
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1996 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L oddometer VIN: 1G1YY22P7T
Had a couple of sugguestions but fix was bought a used tech 1 updated with my old tis 2000 and had option to program new ccm worked like a champ I had called many dealers and corvette shop neither where any help
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1998 Chevrolet P SERIES 7.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GBKP37JIW
the only bad thing about this vehicle is its size no one wanted to drive it till problem show up after changing cam sensor and connector code po341 stayed away we test drove many miles and vehicle stalled only one time it lost spark crank sensor was good so we... Trouble codes: P0340, P1351.
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1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3GNFK16R2X
THE CUSTOMER SAID THAT IT RAN BETTER AFTER WE PUT A COUPLE OF AC DELCO PLUGS IN. IT STILL MISFIRES AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT COMES AND GOES AND THE CUSTOMER WAS GOING TO GET IT EMMISIONED WHEN THE LIGHT WAS OFF SORRY NOT MUCH HELP. SOME OF THE OTHER RESPON... Trouble codes: P0300, P0420.
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L belt, tensioner VIN: 1GCHC23U63
Hi All This fix was straight foward, I did not see the forest for the trees. a couple replies said water pump, a couple more said power steering pump. But 33 of you hit the nail on the head. Bad compressor. Replaced with new compressor from dealer, and now al...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Engine VIN: 2GCEC19V34
Thanks much to all the responses. Even though the customer decided not to repair the vehicle at this time, I learned more about these newer Chevy engines, as I have not had to work on too many yet. I believe the problem is the lifters, and the problem in in...
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2004 Chevrolet Workhorse 8.1L Failed ECM Flash VIN: 5B4MP67G44
I sent the ECM backeast for bench flashing. (it took a month to get it back.) I installed it and all is well. I think something on the vehicle was interfering with the upload or I let the battery voltage get too low,(GM says 12.5min). I did unplug the ABS and ...
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2005 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2G1WH52K45
REPLACED PLUG AND RETURNED TO CUSTOMER. NO BODY ELSE SEEMED TO HAVE SEEN THIS WHICH I FIND STRANGE SINCE IVE SEEN IT A FEW TIMES. OBVIOUSLY IF IT COMES BACK IM GONNA HAVE TO DIG FURTHER AND ILL POST MY FINDINGS
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1996 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3HD56F6T
Sometime we begin to work on something that someone else has been trying to correct and you have to undo all of there misteps before you can get to the root of customers intials complaint which was no start , Thanks for all the help out there some of you guys ...
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1996 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 4C3AU52N4T
the problem has been solved. we replaced the ecm. it had a salvage yard piece in the car. thanks for the help. tj
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2000 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L overheat VIN: 2C3HD36J1Y
well i hooked up another scan tool and got correct readings and found the coolant fans both not working all the time!! so the fix is the cooling fan assm. thanx to all that replied!!!
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2001 Dodge Dakota 3.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GG26X91
thanks guys...tryed all your replies. ended up going with my gut feeling and installed a new pcm. problem solved. thanks Trouble codes: P1251.
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2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Hesitation, Lack of power VIN: WD5WD64243
Here's a summary of ideas submitted. The vehicle is still not fixed. I have been unable to get it back in the shop. Several said it could be a dirty air Filter or restricted fuel filter. (As a side note, I had a nostart on one of these rigs. It wound up b...
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1992 Ford School Bus 7.3L Engine VIN: 1HV8AZRN2N
Most of the replies suggested it was a wrist pin or piston failure. 3 replies related to injector or pump problem..I tested the pump and replaced that injector still same noise. I also removed the oil pan and inspected rod and main bearings and found all goo...
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1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L radio VIN: 1FMDU34X2R
Thanks to Eldon, Scott & Nadeem for their ideas. I happened to talk to the lady who is the former owner of this vehicle. She told me I had removed the cassette from the player recently. I said 'yes' I did about a week ago as it didn't play. She told me to rei...
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1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L abs hydraulic control VIN: 1FDKE30G7S
This vehicle is Fixed/ out the door and fully paid for at 1700.00.. I'll call it a tough job but not a nightmare. As I had explained in the update there were considerable curve balls to be dealt with. the rusted lines and bleed valves were very time consumi...
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1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA51U8W
Thank all of you for your helpful replies; Jerry from Texas was the first one that confirmed my suspicion of restricted intake vacuum to egr. I removed the intake manifold & found the egr passage plugged where it meets the idle speed control port. After cleani... Trouble codes: P1408 (egr system).
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2003 Ford Focus LX 2.3L idot lights VIN: 1FAFP36253
well it looks like wiping down the dash circuit board was the fix! so far so good thank you to every one of the members . steve
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L fuel leak VIN: 1FTSW21PX5
Thanks to Harold,David&Charles for your input.Next moring after cold start up &running for ten min. fuel pressure regulator o'ring let go.Fuel everywhere.What I found was the residule left in between engine and trans.
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2005 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Alternator VIN: 1FMZU72E65
Based on code P0620, I determined from the Ford diagnostic information that a PCM was needed. I was able to get a new PCM. However after instalation, the same problem was still there as well as code P0620. Installing a Ford OEM reman alternator cured the prob...
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1997 Geo Metro LSi 1.3L Air Bag VIN: 2C1MR2298V
Thank you to Wade from CO. and Bob from PA. my only replies. The fuses were good, the horn did work. The vehicle was not in an accident. I unplugged and plugged all the airbag connections, checked wiring under the seat, was OK. When working properly the srs li...
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1997 GMC Savana 2500 5.0L Misfire VIN: 1GTFG25M4V
THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED, TIM FROM TENNESSEE WAS RIGHT ON WITH REFLASH VCM, WE RECEIVED TWO VCM'S AND THE AUTO WRECKER ASKED IF THE ENGINE WAS A 5.0L AND WE SAID YES, WE ASSUMED WE WERE GETTING A VCM AS PER APPLICATION. WE DIDNT AND CAUSED US A WHOLE LOT OF H... Trouble codes: P0341 (cmp sensor circuit).
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1999 GMC Sierra 2500 SL 6.0L poor acceleration VIN: 1GTGK29U4X
Thanks for all of the replies. I replaced the maf sensor like some of you suggested, even though I had cleaned it. The tip on unplugging the maf sensor and then driving it to see if the problem was gone, was right on. It runs very good and the acceleration i...
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2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L fuel tank VIN: 1GTEK19T5Y
HELLO THANKS TO ALL FOR YOUR HELP I AM SORRY TO SAY THAT THIS CUSTOMER HAS NOT RETURNED AS YET FOR FURTHER REPAIRS, SO I CANNOT AT THIS TIME REPORT THAT IT IS FIXED I DO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUGGESTIONS IF I GET THIS ONE BACK SOON I WILL POST A FIX, THANKS...
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2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GTHK23163
This truck took me a lot of testing time, troubleshooting procedure resume like this. - I could observe that while problem was present, I have very low fuel pressure (datastream from Tech II). - Did fuel pump max pressure test, Engine Idling and thr...
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2004 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDS13S64
After all this time the vehicle finally failed long enogh to test it and, the correct fix was the ignition switch, thanks to the IATN member who sugested that, we never would have found it with out that reply. Trouble codes: U1000 (CAN Failure), U1041 (ABS Communication Failure).
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1999 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L No Start VIN: JHLRD1842X
I forgot to mention in my original post that there was good spark and that the MAP signal voltage is 2.87 dcv w/KOEO, and the spec is 2.9 dcv. The fix, I dropped the exhaust pipe right at the exhaust manifold and the CRV started right up. So, I have a plugge...
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1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Cuts out, start up VIN: 1J4GZ78Y6R
well the customer picked up the vehicle and we havent seen them since, and no it is not fixed and yes it still has that problem. So i guess well have to wait till next time we see her to finish it up i sure would like to know what it was that was causing thi...
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2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L MIL Lamp on
The monitor sensor is on the bottom Radiator hose which i orded in the States and has not arrived yet , Thanks for the help lads got two reply s looks like there is not many people that know much about the Freelander couldn't even get a positive answer from t... Trouble codes: P1118 (thermostate monitor sensor).
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WDBDA28D5P
Well once again IATN proves the best group of tech's anywhere. Thanks to everyone who responded especially Larry who nailed it on the head. I was an imbedded code. This cars computer was daydreaming going from rich to lean and simply not paying attention to ...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Hesitation VIN: WDBRF64J41
The Mass Air flow Sensor fixes car.Thanks for all the help. Jim
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2002 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 5.5L Air Suspension VIN: WDB2110651
Hi Everyone, thank you for all your helps, the problem was an open wire on the airmatic pressure sensor B7 which didn't give any code in the module, after checking on scanner the actual pressure in the system i found out that the pressure remains the same 20.1...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L abs/etc/bas VIN: 4JGAB54E12
Thank you all for sharing your experiences. A few replies mentioned problems with the ABS/ESP module and/or connector due to moisture intrusion from a leaking windshield washer reservoir. We're strongly suspecting this, but unfortunately the customer declined ...
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1992 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3XC57B7N
Thanks for your responses, I checked everything again I even checked the timing belt for slack(there was none and all the marks aligned. The computer never stopped sending signal to the transister even when the transister was failing signal to the #1 coil. But... Trouble codes: 44 (ign coil 1 and or power transister failure).
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2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor XLS 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A4MN31S14
I have a DRB III but that won't work on Chry/Mitsu CAN vehicles so my chances of completing a repair without stumbling around in the dark for hours seemed slim. So I sent it to the dealer. I was hoping for a silver bullet but apparently this is a rare problem ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire).
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