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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L timing belt VIN: WAUED24B1Y
Hello group, we have this twin turbo 2.7 l audi here that has broke the bolt for the timing tensioner. All I guess I want to know is if these are common for trashing the valves and more in this event, plus the block where the tensioner bolt is rather chewed up...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED64B71
fault codes for secondary air flow too low came back after 5 days of driving. we test drove 3 drive cycles before we gave the car back to the customer, we thought we fixed it, but it would appear not. like i stated in the repair history, we replaced both kombi... Trouble codes: P1423 (secondary air flow too low), P1411 (secondary air flow too low)
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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L reverse VIN: WBAAM5337X
im working on this vehicle for days allready , if customer drives for about 40 min let sit for 10 min then car wont go on reverse on foward all 5 shifts ok, but no reverse at all i change valve body same thing has 2 codes [ 131 time out kombi] and [ 149 wheel ...
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2001 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L No Start VIN: WBACN33441
Crank no start,Ground signal missing at K6300 engine control module reley.I am unable to access DME KOEO other contol units ok to read.Ews no codes.Also also all fuses in ebox fuse pack are not blown. Thanks for any help. Bruce
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2006 BMW 320i 2.0L blower VIN: LBVVA96026
This car came in with complaint of intermittent A/C blower volume become smaller (2/3 of normal) but soon turn to normal.We found it happen when you set the A/C to 21C degree.We have not found this happen at other temperature. Checked the pressure of A/C--norm...
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1988 Buick Century Limited 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1G4AL5133J
We have a 1988, buick century that came to us as a no-start. customer said it needed a fuel pump. I checked fuel pressure-none, spark-none, then injector pulse-none. I checked all fuses and found computer fuse had been blown. Not sure what caused this, think c...
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2002 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L lower intake manifold VIN: 1G4HP54K42
Customer complained of oil burning smell in car under load. We cleaned engine once and inspected, but couldn't find any leaks. Customer drove car pretty hard and now oil has returned. It is puddling on the front side of the lower intake manifold valley (metal ...
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1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Speedometer
One for you Cadillac guys. Got this '98 Deville that the digital speedometer and odometer do no light up. Everything else on the dash works fine. When going into vehicle with Tech 2 all ipc data looks good and no codes. The only thing that is missing on the wi...
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1988 Chevrolet V30 Silverado 6.2L knocking under load VIN: 1GCHV33J6J
vehicle came in with bad head gaskets, remove heads and found the typical cracks between valves. installed reworked 6.5 heads, had injectors tested and repaired, put vehicle all back togeather, but now we have what i call detonation, (fuel knock under load) if...
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1995 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGK24F85
I got into this truck orignally on a no start condition with no codes present. I diagnosed it to be a defective PMD module. I replaced the injector pump assembly - new - Vehicle started, no codes life was good. Yet shortly after repairs, about 30 miles, the cu... Trouble codes: 17 (high resoulition fault), 18 (Pump cam referance pulse), 35 (injector pulse width), 54 (TIO fault)
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1996 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L waterpump VIN: 1GNEK13R4T
Customer came in with a leaking waterpump. We replace the water pump with a new one. Purged the system and everything seemed fine. Customer came back the next day, truck was overheating but then cooled right off. Customer could also hear water rushing through ...
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2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Hesitation VIN: 2G1WH55KY9
customer came in with complaint of noise under hood on first start up in morning and sometimes during the day and when this happens the car will want to stall if you try to go.as soon as the noise stops the car runs fine.the air pump was the only thing that wa...
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2002 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L blower fuse VIN: 1GCFG25M92
Van came in with blown blower fuse in the inside fuse block. Driver stated that fuse would blow in position 2 or 3 but would run all day in low or high. We put a breaker in and confirmed this. We started with a resistor and have since replaced the control head...
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2006 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L washers VIN: 2G1WB58N69
cannot locate washer relay .its suppose to be in the junction block under the hood but its not .power comes from the relay to the washer fuse.no power to fuse.have checked alldata diagrams to no avail.dealer lists part with no part #.any help on this would be ...
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1997 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 3C3EL558VT
Thanks for any help in advance any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. This car originaly came in for an over heating problem. Ran fine no problems. on inspection found the cooling fans were not turning on. repaired a conector and when I went to start it...
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1999 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L starts then dies VIN: 2C3HD46R4X
Every time you start this car either hot or cold it will start and die (like a GM security system). But if you give it a little gas it starts right up. OR if you turn the key to the run position and wait 3 seconds then it will start right up perfectly fine. It...
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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C4FY58B55
Have been unable to get vehicle to act up in shop. tested 5v ref signal and ground circuit to all related components. checked waveform pattern of crank and cam sensors. also wiggled and tapped on components per diag flow chart with no results. Freeze frame d... Trouble codes: P0335, P0300
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2005 Chrysler 300 (Car) C 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, ETC VIN: 2C3AAG3H05
Intermittently our customer describes having the Electronic Throttle Control warning and the MIL come on and the car starts idling poorly and almost stalling. Problem is hard to duplicate in the shop for testing although I did notice that the Acc sensor seeme... Trouble codes: P2299 (Brake Pedal Acc Pedal incompatible), P0300 (Multi Cylinder Misfire), P0172 (Fuel System 1/1 Rich)
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1997 Dodge B1500 3.9L Cuts out VIN: 2B6HB21X9V
engine will cut out after about an hour of driving has been to several shops for this problem customor states it has been doing this for about 6 months but it doing this more often now. has a new oem coil, coil wire has beed rerouted as per tsb crank sensor lo... Trouble codes: P0351 (primary ingition circuit a)
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2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L No Start VIN: 1B7GG22X8Y
No start tow in, Need help!!! Thought I did a good job in diagnosing bad driver in computer for no spark, but i was wrong! vehicle has injector pulse,had spark at first very weak though, now when cranking spark disappears.Had it out of coil,but did not have it...
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2004 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L Stall VIN: 1B3ES56CX4
hi guys, thanks for the help in advance! customer complaint of engine shut off while sitting at a red light 1-2 minutes (everything on dash went dead except radio) tried to crank it twice but nothing happened. she did have hazard lights and pushed car to the s...
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2005 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L Rack and pinion VIN: 1B3ES56C65
Never seen this before. Steering appears to work fine. power assist is ok. The problem is when the car is lifted on a rack and the wheels are hanging, You cannot move the front wheels when the engine is running! Key off, you can move the front wheels fine. It ...
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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck SRT-10 8.3L Remote Start VIN: 3D3HAI6H36
Hi all. I've got a really good customer who I installed an alarm for who now wants me to upgrade him to a remote engine start. Problem is that the truck is a manual. I need to let the system know that the truck in in neutral (out of gear) for obvious reasons....
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1994 Eagle Vision TSi 3.5L No Start VIN: 2E3HD66F1S
Vehicle was brought to our shop for a no start condition, we pulled a code for cam/crank correlation. We pulled the timing cover and found that a bolt broke off from the water pump, and damaged the belt, causing it to skip a few teeth. I replaced the water pum...
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1992 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L no timimg cntrl VIN: RETROFIT5.
PROBLEM IS COMPUTER WON'T ADJUST TIMING WHEN SPOUT PLUGED IN, HAVE CHECKED SIGNALS OF ALL RELATED WIRING FOR INTEGRITY ALL OK IDM WIRE TO ICM IS A START WIRE VOLTAGE 8v TO 9v IGN ON OR RUNNING SPOUT PLUGGED IN OR NOT CANT FIGURIE OUT WHY COMP WON'T CONTROL TIM...
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2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L engine VIN: 1FMRU17L01
Customer brought vehicle in for a/c repair and mentioned that she had seen smoke coming from the exhaust just a couple of times in the last few days. Drove a couple times before fixing the a/c and didn't see anything unusual, after the repairs were done allowe...
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2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTVX14525
vehicle has no start. have injector pulse, spark and fuel pressure first crank acts as if it wants to start but then just cranks over. replaced spark plugs and fuel pump driver module which was corroded and seperated. also the tps replaced on scanner shows veh...
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2008 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Theft prevention VIN: 1FTRW14518
I'm looking for a start/run disable method, like a remote hidden toggle switch or similar. Owner wants something more than the factory system or standard aftermarket alarm types. These have already been defeated twice! I was thinking of a toggle switch fuel pu...
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1999 GMC Safari SL 4.3L Unknown VIN: 1GKDM19WXX
iATN, I have a 1999 GMC Safari with the ABS lamp on and no scanner communication. Fuse, power & ground are all good for the ABS Module. Is there any common breaks anywhere in the harness or is this a module problem. Thanks for the help.
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2001 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GKDT13W81
I hope one of you guys have seen this before, this jimmy came in with a p0300 code and slight rough running all the time, lots of mew parts, misfire mostly on cyl 4 , checked wires, plugs, fuel pressure, customer decided to change injectors instead of cleaning... Trouble codes: P0300
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2005 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GTHK29265
i have a 6.6 duramax wiyh no start condition and no codes. went through all vacum test and all passed. cked fuel rail press with comp. and found only 250 p.s.i. at crank. replaced fuel press relief valve with no change. also did a return volume test on inj. an...
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1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L abs & master cyl. fluid levels VIN: 1HGCD5666T
car came in with low brake pedal. bled rear brakes, which had air in them. got a good pedal. noted abs reservoir was low on fluid & master cylinder was overflowing. owner took car with levels corrected & a good brake pedal. returned a few weeks later with the ...
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2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Suspension VIN: SHSRD78892
Hey Guys Car come in shop for ratcheting noise and vibration when make left or right turn,the noise come from the rear the only can hear the noise a car have drive on road jack itup could not hear anythings,this is 4by4 i hope some tech out there know i need h...
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2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM66524
Ok, Ladies and gentlemen Honda experts, Got a good one for you. This car sets a code P2279 (intake air system leak). This is the only code it sets in 3000 miles of driving. Problem started after head gasket replacements for minor coolant leak (no overheating).... Trouble codes: P2279
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2004 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L Steering wheel/Dash VIN: THMES96674
Here's one that seems to be Drivetrain related ! Customer brought in vehicle complaining of a momemtary vibration under acceleration,vibration only seems too occur from 0 to 5 mph. Inspected mounts, seemed to be alot of movement when loaded forward and reverse...
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2007 Honda Civic Si 2.0L Tachometter VIN: RLHFD26377
Dear all experts, We recieved a 2007 Civic 2.0L with the symptom as: Tachometer have malfuction, when turn Inigtion key to ON or Start, the indication goes ON and then flash as serveral time then stable and flash. That is abnormal symptom because it isn't appe...
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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.7L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KM8SB13D02
this vehicle was towed to our shop as a no start. I tried to start it and it started then quit. pushed into shop started diagnosis. I tried to start it after 20 minuites and it started and ran fine for the rest of the day when I tried to start it. left it outs... Trouble codes: 560 (power supply to ecm)
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2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA23CXV
Car came in w/ Check engine light on with no running complaints. Connected Launch to the vehicle pulled 2 codes PO172 and po175. Long term fuel trim is a -20.4 and Short term fuel trim is at 25.2 for both banks. Fuel pressure regulator is good and not leaking,... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
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1988 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1JCML7843J
This Jeep was towed here for a no start. Initial diagnosis is that the fuel pump has failed. By powering it with a seperate power source it only goes thunk in the tank. My question is in reguard to expected voltage at the pump. I see a resistor in the wiring d...
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L gauge VIN: 1J4GZ78SXT
Sometimes voltmeter in dash is inop & ck gauges light is on. When this happens the alternator is charging. If you turn the ignition off and restart(sometimes it takes a couple of turns to make this happen)the gauge will read and the light will go off. It also ...
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2005 Kia Optima LX 2.7L Engine VIN: KNAGD12805
This car came in for an overheating condition due to a coolant leak. We found a small amount of residue from water pump vent hole. We found the bulk of the leak coming from a vent hole behind the A/C compressor. This vent hole is in the block. Does anyone kn...
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2005 Kia Rio 1.6L No Start VIN: KNADC12545
Hi all please help 1 month ago came in no start code p0340 replaced cam sensor then started but had code p0340 still checked wiring to pcm all looked good removed aftermarket alarm no more code all is good shipped. monday back again no start wireing to pcm ohm... Trouble codes: 0340 (cam sensor problem)
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1994 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L transmission VIN: SALJY1243R
Hi guys with trans experience,have this 94 discovery when put trans in gear has loud humming sound,the car does not worth much ,wanted to know what can cause this,also prior this for the longest time when vehicle was put in gear would make loud clunck noise bu...
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1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L Battery VIN: JT8BH28F1W
Thank you in advance for any "light" you can shed on this problem im having with this ls 400.Vehicle was towed in for a dead battery,checked battery and charging system,battery tested bad. Replaced battery and tested alternator,output 13.8 volts. Customer took...
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A7Y
Please help! I got this car in 2 days ago and i checked fuel pressure, i ohmed the injecters, i did a balance test and pressure drop, i changed the spark plugs, i checked the ignition coils by switching them from a cylinder that didn't have a code, i checked t... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 miss fire detected), P0304 (Cylinder 4 miss fire detected), P0307 (Cylinder 7 miss fire detected), P0308 (Cylinder 8 miss fire detected)
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1994 Mazda Miata 1.8L Air bag VIN: JM1NA3534R
This car has code 51 in the SRS module. According to smAlldata it means a blown fuse in the module. The customer thinks it may have been flashing a code 13 months ago, but he's not sure. I checked the D sensors from the module connectors and they all had 1180 ...
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1996 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Unknown VIN: 1YVGE22D3V
Vehicle came to us with complaint of misfire. Test drove with client revealed a wobble in vehicle at @18-25 under moderate acceleration most noticable in second gear. Both front drive axles were replaced with aftermarket talked client into factory replacements...
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1999 Mazda Millenia 2.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1TA22269
i have a 1999 millenia s that stalls. at idle acts like if its a misfire, then when i put it in gear it stalls. i have also already checked for codes but found none. i have already checked for vacuum leak, everything seems fine. so if any body can help me i wi...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L transmission VIN: WDB2100203
car goes into neutral after 10 minutes of driving after starting from cold, the trans drives fine on all gears 1 to 5th gear , will suddenly go into neutral. stop the car then restart and will drive for a few seconds and do it again
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG 5.5L PWM solenoid valve VIN: WDBLJ74G51
This car keeps setting this code every coupke of days. We sent it to our tranny shop and he replacred some wiring inside the transmission. and sent it to the dealer to clear codes. For some reason nobody else can clear this? The problem happened again and we f...
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2000 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L engagement VIN: 4MTZU76EWY
No codes for the trans, fluid is full, pulled pan and looked at the manual valve to see if it was loose. All looks fine and the only time it slips is if you put straight in drive from Park. and when you move the shifter below drive and back to drive, trans shi...
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2000 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L Electronic VIN: 4M2XV14T8Y
Hi, this villager came in with an erratic tempature control problem. When the temp button is set to 90 degrees the heater works as it should and functional in all modes. As soon as the temperature button is pressed to its' next lower temperature (85 degrees in...
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2002 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L driveshaft VIN: 2MEFM74W42
this vehicle has a vibration and thumping noise starts at 45 mph and worse at 65 mph and leaves and 80 mph been through everything it is road speed noise very if any difference with torque on or off had chassis ear on everything and cant pinpoint noise or viib...
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1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 1.8L No Start VIN: 4A3CS44T5L
Vehicle will not start, spark to plugs, no injector pulse, b+ at injectors, no ground signal. Removed ecm and pin checked, all major power and ground supplies are clean. Checked tdc and crank signals with scope at ecm connector, square wave present from both. ...
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1995 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L no-run VIN: 4N2DN11W9S
This vehicle has a problem with an intermittent rank but will not run, after questioning the customer found out suposedly happen a couple of times about 3 months ago but came back the middle of last week. I ask how does he get it started and claimns he just ke...
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2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L pwr window VIN: JN1DA31A82
let me start with this, i have a snap-on solas and snap-on shopkey on-line information, my info is telling me to use a consult II and my solas cannot access the BCM, now here is the problem, after 24hr within 48hr both front windows will go down all the way an...
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1989 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Brougham 3.8L blower motor control module VIN: 1G3HY54C8K
blower motor runs on high, even after vehicle is shut off. have replaced blower motor control module 3 times. after replacement, everything is fine for about 3 weeks, then control module fails again. last 2 modules have beed ac delco. blower motor was replaced...
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1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, VIN: 3G2JB524VS
vehicle failed smog test due to mil on. had random misfires on all cylinders. sputtered in park until rpm reaches about 3300, then smoothes out and rpm increases to 3900. ease up on gas and then rpm drops and starts sputtering again. scan tool shows that timin... Trouble codes: P0300, P0172
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1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L heater VIN: 1G2HX52K3V
this is my wifes car so i have to fix this if you know what i mean. car has never given any problem till now, all of a sudden it will blow warm air but not hot. contols seem to work ok etc defrost, center vents, and foot well. any one seen this before
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1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 4S3BK4353V
overheating, code po125, seems like vacuum in cooling system, low coolant will cause code, think its sucking coolant and burning it, no signs of leaks and no pressure in system, has anybody seen a vacuum problem sucking coolant?
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2001 BMW 740i 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBAGG83481
Thanks for all the replies! I am putting a used engine in this car. Of coarse I did however take the old 4.4 apart to see what happened. The cause of the knock was on the right bank, first two cylinders are badly googed. The first piston you can visually see e...
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2003 BMW 330i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEV53443
After making sure there was no vacuum leaks and checking the pvc system, I cleaned the AMM as some of you sugested, reset the adaptation, drove the car and watched the short term fuel trim with a generic OBDII tester. Before cleaning the AMM the fuel trim will... Trouble codes: P0174, P0171.
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1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Starting VIN: 1G4HR52L95
Thanks to all of you who replied, and all replies were great. I tested both cam and crank sensors = proper patterns were there on start up and during accel. I had the starter removed, and tested at my rebuilder = great without a problem. As a matter of fact,...
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1998 Cadillac Eldorado ESC 4.6L Stall VIN: 1G6EL12Y8W
THANKS FOR EVERYONES HELP ON THIS ONE IT TURNED OUT TO BE A BAD INTAKE MANIFOLD GASKET AND THE FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR HAD A BAD DIAPHRAM SO FUEL WAS GETTING INTO THE VACUUM LINES AND CAUSING THE ROLLING IDLE THAT WAS NOTICED AFTER WE REPLACE INTAKE GASKETS. ... Trouble codes: P0175 (fuel system rich bank 1), P0176 (fuel system rich bank 2).
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1981 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Master cylinder VIN: 1GLAY8768B
Ok; The repair involved the right rear caliper, this was the only caliper that displayed any air every time it was bled. Car is parked for winter so if all goes well I wont get a phone call in the spring...Thanks to all that responded.
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1989 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGT19Z7K
We found the EGR valve intrmitently sticking open. When checking in the shop it always worked, but one time after a test drive we noticed pintle open. Replaced valve, runs much better. Thanks for the help.
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Cam bearings VIN: 1GCHC29U91
I could not positively identify a root cause. The cam bearings WERE installed correctly and were still in very good shape. The only thing I hadn't replaced initially was the pickup tube o-ring, (it seemed to still provide a good seal). So my only theory is ...
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1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1C3EJ56H4S
ladies and gentleman, we have a weiner! Turns out the Tps was bad. the old tps was reading .54v the new one installed read .86v at idle. i was still unable to pick up the new tps wave form completely, but it responded at least twice as often on the modis durin...
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1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L abs light on VIN: 3B7HC13Z8T
Thanks to everyone who took time out to read and respond. First I need to come clean, the RED brake warning light AND the YELLOW ABS light were both on. I might not have made that clear. The speed sensor in rear diff was clean and ohmed out good 1.4k. The RWAL...
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1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF14N4T
Thank you to all that helped ...Its fixed a stretched timing chain was the problem ..We played with the timing and everything was perfectly set at tdc . So I went back to the basics ..I pulled the plug at #1 and put a spark tester to the wire . then put my fin... Trouble codes: P1351.
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1997 Ford F-150 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDF1729V
Thanks to all who replied to this help request. Most replies were vacuum leak checks oriented. I had covered all the items that were addressed in the replies. I continued my search after recieving all these requests. I performed a compression test on all cylin... Trouble codes: P0174.
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1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L D & 2 Ranges VIN: NAJU3VP227
Hi group: The vehicle is fixed. The TCC solenoid electrically was good but mechanically was bad. I change that solenoid and the car runs fine. Thanks. Ernesto
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1998 Ford Ranger Splash 2.5L #4 rocker arm VIN: 1FTYR10C5W
well, it,s fixed. thanks for every ones help. Kent (florida), paul(newyork), derrick(ohio) & david from (california). All had good ideas. BUT, what we did find after several trips to different head shops. they & we ageed that the valve was getting contaminate...
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1999 Ford F-150 5.4L electric window passenger VIN: 2FTRX18LOY
Rick emailed me the diag, from that I was able to trace fault to drivers door switch. William must have a good understanding of the circuit, he was correct. Dismantled switch as replacement not readily available, found melted plastic "pusher pin". Made tem...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Pedal VIN: 1FTYR14V7X
Thank all of you for helping me out on this. Every single reply was helpful in diagnosing this problem. My first time doing a summary so I hope it is ok. I replaced all three brake hoses (and the rear lines on the dif, too rusted to not damage replacing hoses)...
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU67EX1
we could not get this one to act up enough to find the problem, I think this code was an effect code rather than a cause. the customer has decided to just run the car until it starts showing some symptoms. thanks for the help. Trouble codes: 1121 (TPS does not match MAF).
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2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Spark Plug VIN: 1FTPW14535
Thanks guys I did rotate the motor by hand and my bore scope is brand new. (I Bought Because of this)But any way I didnít see the sleeve so I put the plug and coil on and fired it up. I was lucky and the vehicle is fine thanks for all the ideas I appreciate it...
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2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTPW14565
Harold from Florida is our winner!! yip eee Harold. In my town of 15,000 people and 26 shops no one had a compression hose for this engine. I had snap on mail me one over night. the whole right side has no compression, but the cam sprocket turns so the snych f...
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2007 GMC Yukon XL 2500 SLE 6.0L rain sense wipers VIN: K57R260594
Bradley's recommendation on how to check the operation lead us to remove the sensor and upon doing that we noticed some haze on the glass where the sensor "looks" for rain. We wiped it clean and also wiped the sensor, reinstalled it and it works properly now. ...
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2004 Jaguar XJR 4.2L brake pads VIN: SAJWA73B34
sorry for delay,I thought it was closed,left key in ignition in nutreal perform job,disconnect battery 20 sec,engage park brake few times test drive no problems.thanks to all.
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L transfer case VIN: 1J4GW68N1X
Thanks to all who replied to my help request !! Took imput shaft out of transfer case and installed new welch plug & vacuum tested when I was done. All is well now ! The old plug did not hold a vacuum . You could feel air coming from the center of imput s...
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2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Misfire VIN: SALTY1246Y
THanks for the help, all responces said to remove intake. being English & stuborn-I decided to replace without intake removal, the vehicle has two coil paks mounted to steel plate, the coil paks have four holes each for mounting-this one each coil held with th... Trouble codes: P1590, P1300, P0305.
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1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L abs VIN: JT8GK13T1R
Thanx to the replies both help me with my diagnose and found out that the rear left wheel abs sensor was bad. However customer declined repairs, customer is thinking about trading it in
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2008 Lexus ES350 3.5L tpms VIN: JTHBJ46G48
Well following the advice from the members I sent this car to a Toyota dealer and the only charged 40 dollars. Since I have a Snap-on scanner I contacted their tech support to see if I was missing anything and they told me their program would not do the job. ...
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2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L all shift VIN: JM3LW28A32
hello all, sorry for this late of a post, We have been waiting from word from the owner as to whats going on. Mike suggested the coolent sensor, I checked and double checked that as well as the tps with absolutly no fault found, great thought though, robert su...
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2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Head Gasket? VIN: 1YVFP80C54
This car got put on the back burner for awhile, but it's done now. A new head gasket and a light head shave fixed it. Thanks for the replies. A few suggested a problem with the cap. I forgot to mention that it came in with a new one and we had tested it. Also,...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L is VIN: WDBRF61J03
oil level is checked thru inst cluster. thest vehicles do not come with a trans or engine oil dipstick. thanks to everyone for your help.
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2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L rediness monitors VIN: 1MEHM55S31
thanks to all who replied. most said to look at things like coolant temp , and drive cycles. i ran it through two full drive cycles. tony, and willis told me to look at mode six data. everybody felt the same way, that there was a pending problem. i borrowed a... Trouble codes: P1000 (obd checks not complete).
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2003 Mitsubishi Lancer OZ Rally 2.0L Hesitation VIN: JA3AJ86E63
Thanks to all who took their time to lend a hand with their wisdom, I didn't find any problems with wiring from tp sensor to the pcm, I replaced the tp sensor and drove it real good and so far so good, I suspect an intermittant open in the sensor was the cause... Trouble codes: P0122.
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1981 Nissan 720 2.2L No Shutoff VIN: JN6SD065BW
While I got a couple of offers of documentation, I've not yet been able to get a handle on this problem. For now, the customer uses the clutch and the brakes to shut the engine off. Not the ideal way but it'll have to do for now. I hope to get more informat...
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1995 Nissan 240SX 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JN1AS44D5S
Thanks Alot for your time Stanley, Michael and Bryan. Customer did not brought the car back yet for further diagnostic...Bryan my problem was [...] wire not EGR system I posted that info just to give all things to u guyez for best advise , but ur info. on ... Trouble codes: 400 (egr system problem).
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1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D1T
THANKS TO THE 5 OF YOU WHO RESPONDED.I TOOK ALL HOSES+LINES OFF TO LOOK FOR CHARCOAL BUT FOUND NONE.PUT EVERYTHING BACK TOGETHER+CLEARED CODE,HASNT COME BACK YET.CALLING THIS FIXED THANKS AGAIN... Trouble codes: P1447 (evap control system purge flow monitoring).
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Misfire VIN: JN8DR09Y41
thanks everyone that answer, after two more days of looking over and talking with the customer, we found out before trouble started the customer had tried to install xm radio and tried to get power from wires at ecm harness, which now we know shorted ecm, but ... Trouble codes: P1110 (cvt sensor), P1135 (cvt sensor), P0160 (lean o2 1), P0140.
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D65
Thanks go out to Jose, Bradley, Roger and William for taking the time to reply. I did not find an aftermarket source for a pig tail. I had hoped to find a source like Dodge has, but no luck. However the vehicle is fixed. We must have tried 99 times to get the ...
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2000 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L start problem VIN: 1P3ES46C0Y
First off thanks to all of you for taking the time to help. Low engine compression is our best guess to the driveability problem.Those of you who responded after my first post were leaning towards an IAC problem or throttle problem, which made sense based on m...
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1993 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.3L ign and fuel VIN: 162NE51N3P
thanks again to all that responded.two major problems that effect us as techs are faulty new parts and misinformation new crank sensor was the problem and it was oem not aftermarket as i said in post as i took over job while other tech went on holidays ,and no...
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2004 Saturn Vue 3.5L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: VGZCZ63484
Yesterday the owners returned from a trip to Texas. They told me that they where bucking a 30mph head wind on the outward journey and mpg was 18mpg. The return journey was in calm weather and they recorded 26 mpg. Both journeys being on 100% gasoline. So, I ...
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2006 Saturn Ion-3 2.2L lock cylinder VIN: 1G8AL55FX6
Thanks to Dave for the info. Mission accomplished. Wanted to make sure I didn't damage anything. Now for Timothy of Georgia, are you always this negative with your replies? I use IATN daily and get most of what I need from the forums. Remarks like yours do...
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1993 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Gauge Fuse VIN: JT3DJ81W8P
Paul, John, Alan, Thanks for the input. I fixed the truck on Sunday after staring at the wrong wiring diagram for 2 long! Once I figured that out things got better. So here is the skinny. The L4 switch on the back of the trans when disconnected did not dra...
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1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
hi all, well this one is fixed. it was the a/f sensor on the side of the problem bank. the 1-3-5 side. i found this sensor showing pretty normal during testing compared to the other side sensor, but i just switched the sensors, bank1 to bank 2, and the rich ... Trouble codes: P0301, P0303, P0305, P0171.
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