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1996 Acura TL 2.5L No Start VIN: JH4UA3641T
Came in for a no start about 3 months ago found blown fuse under dash for ECM lasted a while just came back with same fuse blown nowfuse blows every time the ignition switch is turned on. could it be a bad ignition switch?
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1992 Audi 100 2.8L abs VIN: WAUEJ54A6N
Hi Guys I have 1992 Audi 100cs Quattro that has a hard brake pedal for the first several slops after start up. The pedal goes to normal once the speed drops to 2 mph. After the first several stops the pedal feels great and tha "ABS Off" light comes on. I can n...
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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Lower Ball Joints VIN: WBACD332XT
Hi all, We have a 1996 BMW 328i. It drives well, no pulling clunks or thumps. During a vehicle/chassis inspection, I find the front lower ball joints move quite a bit in the lower control arms. Do they have a flexible mounting? Mitchell on Demand does not prov...
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1997 BMW 318i 1.9L No Start VIN: WBACC0324V
Bmw came in on the hook, for a no start. First thing I noticed was the mil wasn't on. I checked all the powers and grounds at the DME. All are there, including the one from the DME relay. I also checked the strength of them with a hollegen bulb. Please help me...
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2001 BMW 330i 3.0L No Compression VIN: WBAAV53491
I suspect the dreaded "Money Shift" on this one. There is very little-to-no compression on all cylinders. The odd test result however is that as I do a cylinder leakage test I get pressure leakage out of the other cylinders and not necessarily the ones adjasce...
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2001 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN53481
Hello everyone, i've got this 01 540 in the shop thats setting code PO440 bmw code 093. This code sets when there is a flow check malfunction. The dme looks for a deviation in the mixture or for a slight deviation in the rpm when purging the tank. I ran an eva... Trouble codes: P0440
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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L door lock VIN: 5UXFA53522
02 X5 bmw - a used car dealer brought this in after jump start & battery replacment - now the pass. door is in double lock - the power locks completly inop. - front wipers inop. but rear works - alt charging @ 19+ volts - we are able to unlock only the drivers...
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1992 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L crank pully VIN: 1G4CW53L0N
cannot get crank pully off to do visual inspection of crank sensor. pully appears soft and prone to bend if not pulled correctly. i have pulled these off in the past and dont remember having any trouble getting them off. usually slide right off. any ideas?
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1997 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KS52Y7V
pulling my hair out over this one.Dont know aht else to look at. Monitering o2's and B2S1 is lazy and stays lean longer that the rest.found no vac leaks.fuel pressure is good. Trouble codes: P0174
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1985 Chevrolet S10 2.8L Stall VIN: 1GCCS14B1F
customer brought truck in with poor idle quality/didn't run unless you kept your foot on the accelerator, also would die when turning corners. replaced carburetor. truck runs well now, but still dies when turning corners and takes time before it restarts. almo...
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1997 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCGK24R2V
1. will not crank. 2. if you put fuel in throtle body it will crank and run until fuel is gone. 3. it has a erratic fire coming from spark plug wire out of the distributor cap. 4. it has erratic injector pulse coming from noid light tester. 5. it has the v... Trouble codes: 1345 (cam and crank coilation)
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1999 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1G1ND52T9X
HELLO all iatners, not sure what to do with this chevy malibu. customer came in complaining that he would be coasting at about 100-110 km on the highway then when he lets off teh gas a tad then decides to accelerate the vehicle [...] and bogs (almost lik...
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1999 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L high beam indicator and drl light VIN: 1G1JF5247X
car has a high beam indicator that was burnt out so the bulb was changed and the light is on all the time.(pre excisting condition told after).and the drl does not work.replaced cluster and multi function switch.no change.the headlights work low and high beam
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCHK29191
i have a good customer that the dealer says if needs fuel injectors. it is low on power white smoke from exhaust. the fuel filter has been changed recently. it is out of warrenty by 4 mo. my question is can these inectors be changed without out special tools i...
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2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Accessories VIN: 2G1F52E529
Hello all. I have a strange problem. Three weeks ago, a customer came in with a clicking noise in the dash and the headlight would begin flashing, after the car is cut off. While the car is running, it operates normally. I asked her to drop it off and I would...
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2004 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L door locks VIN: 2GW77YH3G3
hi gm techs i have a 2004 van that while driving the door locks will unlock and lock while cruising it does not happen when stopped or when the van is turned off i have not looked at it yet i was just hoping someone has seen it before me and can give me a idea...
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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Pads and rotors VIN: 1G1JC52F44
Hi, this car came in with the front pads baked. They were overheated and smelled. I replaced the pads and rotors, passenger side brake hose (was cracked), and the passenger side caliper as it was now leaking. The brakes worked ok for a couple of weeks and then...
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2004 Chevrolet Malibu 2.2L readiness VIN: 1G12552F14
Hi folks, this car is giving me a headache and I could really use some input. This Malibu came in with code P0420 catalyst efficiency. We replaced the catalyst, it was empty inside, someone already removed the innards. We also replaced the rear sensor, another...
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2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L gauges VIN: 2G1WW12E34
Hello to all I want to thank everyone for any help you could give me. I have a 2004 Chev. monte carlo with a 3.4.The problem is the speedometer tach and gas gauge is peged out or now I say was peged. I checked for codes in the BCM and found B3128 driversdoor l...
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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD WT 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GCHK23608
This vehicle has a no start / no crank condition when the key is turned to start all of the lights on the dash go out, and the engine light stays on solid. It has a hard code P062F that returns instantly when cleard. The only info i could find on this code is ... Trouble codes: P062F
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1995 Chrysler Concorde 3.3L Mechanical VIN: 2C3HD56T9S
freeze plug leaking between engine & trans. 9.6 hrs to r/r eng. 5.1 to r/r trans. my question is are we better off to pull whole assembly,cradle and all?
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2000 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L power steering VIN: 2C3HD46RX4
good morning, hope you can help.when this car is turing to the right,and once in a while left,a high pitch sqeall is heard. it has to be moving,wont do it w/ car on lift.sounded like a sqeal tab on the brakes, but we have eliminated that. took apart ft. brakes...
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1994 Dodge B250 3.9L No Start VIN: 2B7HBZ1X4R
Thanks for any help in advance. This van has no check engine light and no battery power on dg/or power wire to injectors, ignition coil, asd relay, or at computer. If you turn key to on position and let sit for three or four minutes, the asd relay starts to cl...
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1994 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Surge VIN: 1B7HC16Y7R
The customer complains of a surge up and down when taking off. It will do it cold or hot and it can only be felt on take off or if you have it in the bay and hold the rpms up. It really feels like the switching of O2 sensor so we replaced the O2 sensor and it ...
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1994 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ED46T3R
Vehicle exhibits an intermittant misfire, usually under a load of some type. The coil was not reaching its peak and that was replaced with the plugs and wires. Further looking with the pico scope we found that the cranksensor would have an extra square wave in...
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1994 Dodge B350 5.2L backfire VIN: 2B7JB31Y4R
car came in for an oil change & battery, I sold him a tune up. customer came to pick car up & came back 5 min later complaining of car no runnig good road test & verified car has back fire thru intake, check everything all seems ok performed smoke test no leak...
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1996 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L No Start VIN: 1B3ES47C5T
i have no codes.new cam and crank sensor pulled out harness and repaired all burned spots replaced pcm..did the relearn on cam and crank..when cranking the engine and looking at scan data cam sync is droping in and out crank stays at yes..no spark no injector ...
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L emission VIN: 2B4GP44G8Y
we drove this car almost 50 miles plus the customer drive before . he take to emission place. still read cat. o2 sensor and egr no ready. we suspect de cat, is not working es almost the same reading un front and rear. o2 reading are ok. but egr can be related ...
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1D4GP24333
This van came in with a no crank no start I determined that the cause was a bad ecm, would'nt ground starter relay or asd relay . I replaced with a used unit and was able to drive it right in the shop. I went start it again and its starting to act up again. It...
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HA18N53
This vehicle came in because the check engine light was on. The customer stated that the vehicle stalled when he was waiting with the engine running. There were two evap codes that I believe have been fixed with a new NVLD solenoid. There were also a PO335-cra... Trouble codes: P0335, P0340
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2004 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L multi select solenoid VIN: 1D7HL38N64
Thanks in advance for any help. I'm working on an '04 Dakota 4.7L, 5sp automatic,has code P2760, multi select solenoid. failure is intermitent.I wanted to connect scope to find the problem and this where the trouble is.In alldata the diagram shows,on PCM conne...
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2005 Dodge Caravan SXT 3.3L power locks VIN: 2C4GP54L75
This van had no power lock operation at all on driver's door and only "locked" on left rear slider. Determined open circuit in driver's door lock actuator. Replaced driver's latch assembly and now this door will lock only (like slider) but will not unlock by p...
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1988 Fiat Ferrari 328 3.2L Stall VIN: ZFFXA20AJ0
We asked for help on this car before, it's not a Fiat it's a Ferrari 328, car was running poorly when cold and with the help through IATN we found the relay next to the ECU the one with the fuse was bad, replaced the relay, the car runs ok now but the ball on ...
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1995 Ford F-150 Special 4.9L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: Y4TLA88515
truck is hard to start cold,it cranks,starts stalls out,if you keep cutting key on off it starts up ,then stalls,the more you do this the better it gets after about 10 starts it runs fine all day cranks good starts every time.after 5 minutes of driving codes p... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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1995 Ford Contour LX 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 3FALP66L9S
car came in as died while driving,crank but no start.found fuse under hood blown.checked circuit with ampmeter reading about 7 amps.installed new fuse test drove 5 miles no problems.released to owner short time later fuse blew again.we wiggled cycled and drove...
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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L starter VIN: 1FALP6531T
this car had sat for almost 9 months customer attempted to replace water pump. car would not start. found cams were not in time reset timing belt and car started. was getting clicking from turn signal flasher when key was on or engine running but lights worked...
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1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FALP47V0V
Hey guys I got a 97 cobra that I'm pulling my hair out on. The vehicle came in for vibration under load, diagnosed as two broken motor mounts and one transmission mount. Repaired and verified before I returned vehicle to customer. Customer came back less then ... Trouble codes: P0302, P0306
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1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTYR14U7W
Well IATN, Here's another mess i got myself into. I bought this 98 Ranger because it just runs full boat rich. The O2 sensors are maxed out at.93 and .96 I checked the fuel inj ms and its 3.7 at idle. Funny thing, the short and long term fuel trims don't move ...
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP52U9W
Abruptly this Taurus started a rolling idle always when cold, intermittently when warmed up. When first started it will die if you don't keep it running. We have inspected and cleaned the MAF elements, and monitored MAF voltage and grams/sec., MAF is reading w...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Excessive Emissions, smoke VIN: 1FDWX37F3X
I have to ask for help on this one. This truck smokes heavy on start up in the morning. It continues to smoke after warm up but just not as heavy. If sitting at a stop light and then when you go to take off, it will be heavy for a little bit and then taper off...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTRZ15X3X
We have a headache in the shop today. Vehicle stalled on the road and towed into shop, customer concern was a crank, but no start. Vehicle cranks fine and fast. Checked spark and fuel injector pulse. We have no spark and injection pulse only for only two secon...
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L rear power window VIN: 1FMZU77E81
well my boss bought this sportrac for winter and im workin the bugs out of it. the rear window originally would work,vent,auto down,but when you roll it up it gets to the top and would auto right back down. now the owner ordered the switch,i put it in no chang...
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2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FMRU17L41
Hey guys Had this 01 expedition towed into the shop with a no start. customer complaint was no start and no odometer.After the vehicle sits for 5 min the odometer will show the mileage but as soon as you try to start it the engine will spin over but will not r... Trouble codes: B2139, U1147, U1262, P1260
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2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU16L31
Between 15K and 26K This vehicle had 3 CMP's and Connectors replaced to fight a P0340 Loss of CMP signal. Went from 26K to 44K without much incident. At 44K PCM freaked out causing radical engine and instrument behavior. Replaced PCM all symptoms went away. 2 ... Trouble codes: P1309 (Misfire Monitor Disabled Possible cmp pcm RFI)
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Stall VIN: 1FTNW21PX3
when truck sits over night , starts up and runs great .then just shuts off at the same time glow plug light comes on.then restarts or runs flat till it warms up . this goes on for about 2 to 5 min. Trouble codes: 2614 (2617 -), 2617
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2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L ride VIN: 1FMYU93115
hey guys: had a escape in the shop with tires on the front cupped out real bad, lack of rotation we found out later. customer was complaining about a vibration in the front. replaced tires with new ones and performed alignment. corrected toe wear angle. cust...
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2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 6.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTPX12535
We replaced a leaky EGR cooler on this truck, and now no more white smoke out the tail pipe. When you drive this vehicle it does not over heat. The only thing that worries us is that the vehicle is building a lot of pressure in the cooling system really fast. ...
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2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU93195
Vehicle came in needing coil (P0301). Replaced #1 coil and all plugs. Still poor running with P0353 and P0354 codes. No primary voltage at coil 4 (can't reach #3 without pulling intake off again) Trouble codes: P0353 (ignition coil primary / secondary cyl 3), P0354 (ignition coil primary / secondary cyl 4)
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2008 Ford F250 6.4L Brake Actuator VIN: 1FTSJDHKY8
I bought a 2008 F250 that didn't come with the in dash trailer brake actuator. I was wondering if anybody has ever added the stock actuator on to a truck that didn't come with one. If you have, any problems that you had to overcome or was it an easy install. M...
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1996 GMC K2500 Suburban 7.4L unknown VIN: 3GKGK26J9T
truck came in for set of tires,noticed rear brake lockup low speeds out of round drums tuned drums adjusted rears all was good. customer said shop he takes it to could not repair this. customer had it a week or so started locking up again. got it back,abs ligh...
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2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L oil consumption VIN: 1H8274HGDU
looking for honda help here.thx in advance. what i have here is a 03 accord 3.0 originally came in for a oil pan that the drain plug was stripped.we replaced the oil pan and mystyrously after that it goes through a quart of oil a week.only get smoke from tailp...
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L check engine light , codes p1529 VIN: KM8SC83D11
check engine light on code p1529 transmission tcm fault
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1998 Infiniti Q45 4.1L no start VIN: JNKBY31A5W
changed the oil and air filter for customer and let it sit outside for about one and a half weeks. went to start it and started fine for about 10 seconds then it died. went to restart it and it sounds like the timing chain broke. has anyone seen this before? i...
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1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: KNDJA7230X
Group I hope there is a Kia expert out there. This truck is kicking my a** major. I have been on it solid for two days to no avail. We got the vehicle towed in as a no start. Of course it started for us but ran badly missing and knocking. Did a compression tes...
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2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L engine lube VIN: KNDJD73393
When I start the engine oil pressure goes up to 95+,but about 15 to 30 seconds it goes down to about 5psi and the light turns on.I put a pressure gauge to check and yes it goes down.Took the crankcase out checked the sump it is ok. I put a brand new oil pump a...
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L Window VIN: JTJHF10V01
Sometimes window when you try to raise the window with the power window switch the window will go down instead of up. Regulator is good, has a new window motor and we centered the motor to the regulator gears like the manual says, Is this a switch or drivers ...
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1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB353XX
Greetings fellow IATN Techs. This car triggers the MIL immediately upon start for low signal output from EGR Boost sensor (MAP or Baro). I have checked voltage supply to both the MAP sensor and the boost selonoid and they are OK. However there is no ground to ... Trouble codes: P0107 (Baro Pressure Circuit Low Voltage)
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Alignment VIN: WDBCA39EXM
Thanks in advance for the help, This car orig came in for very harsh ride in rear. We replaced the accumulators and height valve connecting arm. The ride at that point was OK in my opinion. Cust returned with a noise/clunk and stated"car does not glide over bu...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L cylnder head VIN: WDBHA28E7S
Our service writers brother just bought this car.He noticed oil leak so he brought it in for me to have a loock at it.I added a UV dye to the engine oil then ran car 2+ hrs. until oil leak was detectable.Removed air pump and alternator in order to pinpoint lea...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L 1,2,&3,4solenoid VIN: WDBJF65H2X
Dear fellow mechanics Please show me the light.This old 99 e320 has solenoids not working.And po753,758,763,743,715. and another shop has built or replaced the transmission with a used one. If powers and grounds are correct whats next to correct this ploblem....
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1988 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2.0L Hesitation VIN: ZARBC5765J
After much help from many members, one member in general Thanks Jeff, we received a diagnostic chart from a factory Manual. Following the same, ignoring what we had done to that point (actually assigned a new tech to the job) we found the distributor was out, ...
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1993 Audi S4 2.2L bulb monitor VIN: WAUHP84A8P
THANKS FOR THE REPLIES, PROBLEM ENDED UP BEING PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD FOR AUTOCHECK SYSTEM LIKE WE SUSPECTED. WE INSTALLED A KNOWN GOOD CIRCUIT BOARD FROM ANOTHER VEHICLE, CAR NO LONGER FAILED. ORDERED A USED BOARD FROM SHOKAN OUT IN NEW YORK, ALWAYS QUALITY...
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1997 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L Stall VIN: WAUAA88G0V
First thanks to all that responded. It did end up being a bad idle control motor replaced it and all is well.
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1992 BMW 525i 2.5L Misfire VIN: WBAHD6315N
It was decided that the pcm could be replace with match number pcm. However we could not find a used one that was with in the price that my customer was willing to pay. He has decided to take car home a park it until he has more money. Sorry I could not be ...
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1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L starting running VIN: 1GH4HP52KX
Thank you to everyone who responded to the requests. There was a ground bar that needed to be replaced. Again, thanks!
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2001 Buick Regal LS 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G4WB55K51
WELL I RECEIVED 20 REPLIES ON THIS PROBLEM- AND I THINK 18 TOLD ME ABOUT THE IGNITION SWITCH THAT COULD CAUSE THIS FAULT-WE REPLACED THE SWITCH AND ALL ITS LITTLE GLITCHES WENT AWAY-IT LOOKED TO ME THAT ALL THE POWER WENT THRU THIS PINK WIRE THAT HAD A BAD CON... Trouble codes: U1040 (loss of ebcm communications).
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1987 Cadillac DeVille 4.1L valve train VIN: 1G6CD5189H
thanks to all who responded. the deville has been fixed. the lifters had to be replaced. it is suggested that before the work was started to replace the intake gaskets due to coolant in the oil that the oil be changed and the engine ran for a few minutes to al...
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1982 Chevrolet C10 Custom 5.0L preignition w/loaded VIN: 1CCDC14H8C
Sorry it has taken so long to close out this help request. Our local weather suddenly turned cold and we needed a good warm day for the customer to confirm that the preignition problem was solved with the replacement of the positive compensated egr valve with ...
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2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L ltft too high VIN: 1GCCS19W71
Here's the deal, all this grief was caused by the fact that my Genisys 3.0 simply lied to me,or was being lied to. Maybe this kid put a chip in it. The Modis showed stft at about ZERO plus or minus and ltft at 5-6 %.Lesson of the day is if you have no codes fo... Trouble codes: P00, 449B.
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2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L No Start VIN: 1GNDX03E82
I would like to thank eveyone for thier input. I tried a key relearn-no help, i really did not think it was antitheft. I also noticed the 3x and 7x signals matched rpm but the 24x stayed at 298 rpm always. After further review and testing the 24x at pcm i had ... Trouble codes: P1189.
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2005 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L door lock VIN: 3GNEC16Z95
Thanks for all who replied:I replaced the latch mechanism on therear hatch with new:you have to buy the whole piece to get the electrical portion of the lock. I found that had power going into the lock switch on the latch but the needed function to unlock or w...
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1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Electronic VIN: 1C3EJ56H1S
thanks for your help replaced the tcm drove it 400 km ran great no problems but after it started to slip so the tcm was the fix with the codes to bad it started to slip thanks for the great input
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2000 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1C3EJ56HOY
the dist's are the same just the shafts are different.the running problem was the alt,i was checking the wires from alt to comp started the car with alt unplugged and it ran fine, plugged the alt back in and it ran rough and stalled. so there must be a short i... Trouble codes: P0622.
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1991 Dodge Colt Vista 2.0L No Start VIN: JB4FH31V6M
Removed ECM & found a burnt resistor on the circit board. Sent to have rebuilt. Re-installed & vehicle starts & runs fine. Thanks to all who replied.
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L heat VIN: 1FKE856GY5
THX EVERYONE FOR YOUR HELP TURNED OUT THE HATER CORE WAS CLOGGED ENOUGH TO GO THROUGH BYPASS .REPLACED HEATER CORE BUT STILL ONLY HAD HEAT WHILE RUNNING THE CAR AT 2000 RPM. REPLACED WATER PUMP AND THERMOSTAT.STILL NO HEAT AT IDLE.ROMOVED THE WHOLE BYPASS SYST...
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1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L stuck in 1st gear VIN: 3FALP15PXV
Well thank you for all the replies, Indeed we found Pin #33 (not 34, empty pin) had no ground, traced wiring as far back as we could without removing the dash!, also checked ground around starter, found no problems, grounded pin #33 and vehicle works perfectly...
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1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L engine VIN: 3FALP15P3V
well i did not fix this told customer what was wrong and they were going to try and locate a computer themself and fix it. it was a special order computer. ok most replaies were to do with IAC valve or vacuum leak and throttle body coking but Robert from West...
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1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 6.8L Engine VIN: 1FBSS31S9W
Out the front it is!! Once the front bumper, radiator support, radiator and condensor is out you can get right in there and get the intake off and set the sling chain. It is time consuming (about 20 hours) but not that stressful. Thanks for all the replies. Al...
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMDA5142X
Ok, so I guess this was simpler than I made it out to be. Originally, when we took out the fuel pump and gave it direct battery power, the fuel pump ran fine but what I overlooked was the little control modual that sits on top of the fuel pump assembly which w...
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2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, NO POWER CAT CLEAN VIN: 1FTNE24L62
AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR YOUR HELP,THIS IS A FLEET VEHICLE AND WE DEAL WITH COMMOM ISSUES THAT ARE INHERENT TO THESE FORDS ...DUE TO THE MILEAGE AND CODES FOR MISSFIRES WE WENT FOR THE COILS AND PLUGS OR TUNE UP PARTS. 72K MILEAGE.. RIGHT AFTER SERVICE PERFORMED T... Trouble codes: P0303 (missfire), P0304 (missfire), P0306 (missfire), P0171 (lean b1), P0172 (rich bnk2), P0174 (lean bnk2).
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2002 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L 4x4 VIN: 1FTZR15E42
sorry for the delay but the cuttomer msde a appointment to bring the truck back for further testing,... you guessed it ,we haven't seen him since!! thanks for the replies anyway.
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2005 Ford Focus ZXW 2.0L mode doors VIN: 1FAFP36N25
CUSTOMER DECLINED WORK AT THIS TIME . ADVISED HIM THAT I WOULD NEED TO REMOVE BOX TO FIND OUT WHY DOOR WONT MOVE . POSSIBLY PENCIL DOWN VENTS . MITCHELL TIME WAS 5.5 HRS. CHRIS WAS RIGHT IN THAT YOU MUST REPLACE BOX AS AN ASSEMBBLY . READILY AVAILABLE FROM ...
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2005 Ford Freestyle SEL 3.0L dem VIN: 1FMDK05145
Code b1889 low flow output from oil pump shuts down the system and turns the light on. This is a Volvo coupling system that is found in Ford and also Volvo. There is only one fill for this found on the pumpkin of the unit. Volvo fluid required. The Ford guys ...
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2002 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L heated seats VIN: 1GKEK63U32
SORRY IT SO LONG TO POST. VEHICLE WAS FROM A CAR LOT AND THEY GAVE CUSTOMER A DIS COUNT ON PURCHACE PRICE IN STEAD OF FIXING I DID FIND OUT ON THESE THAT THE SEAT ELEMENTS ARE A COMON FAILURE ITEM. AND BECAUSE OF POOR DIAGRAMS YOU DO HAVE TO REMOVE SEAT COVER...
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2002 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L heated seats VIN: 1GKEK63U32
SORRY IT SO LONG TO POST. VEHICLE WAS FROM A CAR LOT AND THEY GAVE CUSTOMER A DIS COUNT ON PURCHACE PRICE IN STEAD OF FIXING I DID FIND OUT ON THESE THAT THE SEAT ELEMENTS ARE A COMON FAILURE ITEM. AND BECAUSE OF POOR DIAGRAMS YOU DO HAVE TO REMOVE SEAT COVER...
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2002 GMC Yukon XL 2500 SLE 6.0L Unknown VIN: 3GKGK26U52
Well I do appreciate alot all of the retuns on my help request. Thank you for your time and advice. David, Brad, Dean, Mark, Alex and Scott were all correct. I thought John and Lee had it as I thought a spun bearing also. Art, Alex, and Jason seemed to agr...
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1993 Honda Accord SE 2.2L brake lamp warning VIN: 1HGCB7283P
Thanks to all who replied. Special thanks to Ken, Rick and Richard who all seemed to have knowledge of the system I was working on. Unfortunately, nobody had the answer to my problem and due to the lack of good diagnostic data, it would be almost impossible ...
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2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1870Y
Replies received included all our procedures. Customer took vehicle back and MIL came on shortly thereafter. He plans to complain to Honda since dealer and specialist could not repair. Thanks to all who answered and don't forget to vote!!! Trouble codes: 1457 (Evap Cannister Leak).
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2002 Infiniti I35 3.5L cluster illumination VIN: JNKDA31A62
Replaced entire instrument cluster that came with new bulb. Dealer originally said cluster did not come with bulb, they are taking back the bulb I purchased from them. Thanks to everyone for your help
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1990 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Won't shut off VIN: SAJHY174XL
Thanks again for all the help. We were getting a back feed from the negative side of the relay. We ran a seperate wire from ignition switch and problem solved. Ne never determined was was causing back feed, but everything works and no draw.
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2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L speedometer VIN: 1J4GK48K22
thanks for all the help on this one i never would have suspected that an abs sensor without a light could cause this problem, but thats chrysler for ya. thanks again for all the help!!! by the way it was the rear diff sensor
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2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Drivetrain VIN: 1J4GL48K53
OK boys, we've got a winner. Wasn't cheap though. What ended up being the problem was the TORQUE CONVERTER coming apart internally causing this mad vibration. I've never seen anything like it, especially with these symptoms. Hope this helps someone else! p.s....
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Heat control VIN: 1J8GW58N23
Well it did indeed turn out to be a broken blend door assy. After giving the customer an estimate to fix it, she drove her Jeep straight to the Honda dealership to buy a new car. Thanks for all the help guys, we get a lot of Jeeps so I know this will not go to...
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2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L valve body VIN: JM3LW285X2
Hi! First, thanks for the help! Most focused on K I S S. The location of the check balls could NOT be determined by shiny marks or rounded areas - 35 years of the old stand by didn't work here - don't know why the balls didn't "polish" the area they sit but th...
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2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Poor Fuel Economy, No Power VIN: JMIBJ22743
well, gave vehicle back to customer. they didnt want to spend anymore money since they are going to sell the car. got a call from the kid, and he told us that he went for a drive on a backroad, stayed in first gear( i dont know for how long or how fast he got ...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L charge light VIN: WDBKK47F8W
I just love customers!!! The vehicle came in this morning for more testing. With customer in the car, I raised it on the hoist. I discounted the light lead with the intention of hooking up a separate charge light. I ground the lead and the customer yelle...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L No Start VIN: WDBJF70H0X
I found a green connector at the pcm engine harness and cleaned it but now it does run. Now I am able to keep it running by adding fuel. The thorottle valve is opening and closing, I checked the injector pulse with with a lab scope and it is at 10ms at wide op...
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2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 3N1AB51A82
thanks to all that replied. the general consesus is the motor is cooked, thanks to a Nissan problem early on. We've advised the customer and are waiting on their decision. Thanks again to all that took the time to reply
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2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L temp gauge VIN: 1GHDX23E52
the customer hasnt brought the vehicle back. i told him this may be a normal operation of the vehicle, but i had to look into it further to confirm. if it does return ill post any more info i find. thanks for all the replies.
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1993 Plymouth Voyager SE 3.3L Hydraulics VIN: 2P4GH45R3P
I'm sorry say that this vehicle is not yet repaired but I am confident that I know what the problems are with the brakes. The accumulator is shot but the brakes still work. This is why the ABS light comes on whenever the brakes are applied. The main issue,...
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