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2004 Acura TSX 2.4L Center Dash Navigation, radio and display VIN: JH4CL96914
Hello to all Iatn techs. I need help with intermittent problem. ACURA TSX with navigation system, radio,A/C and clock display area intermittently power cut out completely. It comes back ON within a few second just as you would turned ignition On and Off the s...
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1998 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L Radio, windows VIN: 1G6KF5498W
Radio and windows--retained power relay--- turning on with key off intermittently draining battery. Has only happened once while in the shop. Was able to catch it powering up radio on and off several times b4 it finally shut off. Unplugging relay under hood an...
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2001 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L transmission VIN: 1GNFGI5WX1
hi to all this van came in with problem with the disturbator and iac valve replace with new parts ,then took it for a test drive and after 15 minutes the transmission had on frowed movement it wood rev and no movement ,so we switch the engine off, and started ...
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2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L no start VIN: 2G1WF55K02
This car seems possesed. When in assesory mode the radio works fine, But when the ign is turned to on, everthing ign. controlled flashes on/off/on/off/on it does this as long an you leave the key on. No crank at all. It seem like someone is turning the ign on ...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GCHK29225
This truck is taking my lunch money. Came in showing 2 bad injectors(3 & 7). Replace, started and test drove, showed # 2 Was getting ready to go so pulled back in shop and replace #2, started truck idled, shut down and restarted, took engine to 2500 rpm and it...
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1998 Dodge B1500 5.2L no data VIN: 2B6HB1144W
This van came in for tune-up and PM and running poorly. When checking for codes, found none and data on MODIS shows n/a for all sensors and data. I have never seen this before. Anyone got any ideas? Tried MODIS on another vehicle and it is working correctly. H...
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2001 Dodge Dakota 3.9L blower motor VIN: 1B7FL26X41
I need some info from dodge guru's. this blower motor is inoperative, if I supply a ground it will work only on high, and controls will not affect it. I have no schematics, nor do I have any experience with dodge wiring. I did check all the grounds that I can ...
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2002 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L vehicle heater VIN: 1B3EL46X32
Hello all, Sometimes we get the strangest problems and just don't know where to turn. Well, this is one of them. It's getting cold here in the Northeast and so goes the related problems. This vehicle has a definite problem with the heating system. It's not ATC...
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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.2L charging VIN: 2D7JB21Y63
Hi all I have a 2003 dodge ram van driving me nuts 5.2 l 318 no power windows or locks it started with a dead battery so I replaced it then customer complained everytime the a/c is on the charge light comes on and he can see the voltage gauge start dropping .S...
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1992 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: IFTEX14Y8N
ford guys help!!. i am pounding my head against a wall here. This ford F150 4.9 drags its butt on the carpet bad. Won't hardly accelerate even on flat ground 50 mph is top speed and slower if there is any grade at all. Also bucks hard after 3/4 throttle.Two we... Trouble codes: 327 (egr position sensor voltage out put to high), 129 (fuel trim reached lean limit)
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1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L abs VIN: 2FMDA5142S
guys, i am at a loss with this windstar. customer complaint of unwarranted abs activation while stopping. test drove car, found that the abs did activate while stopping in an un abs stop most of the times i stopped. checked for codes. no codes found. lifted ca...
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2005 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Door Locks, Windows, Head Lamps, Radio, etc
Hi there, Thanks in advance to all who reads and helps out. I recieved this 05 Ford Escape Late friday afternoon with very little time to diagnose. The Original complaint was no Signols/ No Brake Lights. I brought the vehicle in and started my testing, Found a...
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1999 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD1843X
vehicle runs fine Trouble codes: P1607 (curcuit a)
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1995 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: SAJKX1744S
Hello Jag Techs This vehicle has no codes, but the check engine light flashes intermittently, and the engine starts to hesitate, feels like the engine is misfiring but the weird situation is that sometimes also the the transmission warning light comes on inter...
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L spark knock VIN: SAJDA01N21
Hello to all Jaguar masters. I cannot tame this cat! This is a family members car so I can't get away from it either! Recently it came to me with misfire codes on 2 cylinders, and I tested to find bad coils. So it got "tuned" with all new coils and plugs, and ... Trouble codes: P1383, P1388, P1381, P1386, P1289, P0196
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A7Y
Vehicle came in for coolant lite on and loss of power.Found to be 1/2 gallon low on coolant and very little heat output.Replaced t-stat,pressure tested cooling system,no leaks found.Found inop aux. water pump,replaced it now have good heat and no overheating p... Trouble codes: P1309 (cam position sensor fault), P0304 (cyl 4 misfire), P0307 (Cyl 7 misfire), P0715 (Output shaft sensor problem), P0717 (Output shaft sensor problem), P0720 (P0722 Output shaft sensor problem)
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2003 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on, P0421 VIN: JM3LW28A53
P0421 sets just after other shop performed above work!!..perhaps ect??no code for it eng temp ok..data stream o.k. Trouble codes: P0421 (warm up cat eff shows up now cooler weather)
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1999 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L abs VIN: YDBNG75J5Y
we have a s500 we have an insterment cluster message,brakeassist BAS & we have another message on the electric stable prog. ESP we scanned the car & found a code c1141 brake pressure sensor. brake master cylinder & we have another code c1149 voltage supply of ...
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2001 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L no steering VIN: 3G7DA03E11
i replaced the oil pan on this car yesterday followed all proceders on assembly and diassambly got the car finished and when i went to check over everthing i found that the steering wheel free spun. there was noting in any of the directiion that said any thing...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L oil light VIN: WVWPD61B22
hi all tech vehicle has oil pan damaged i have a hard time to remove this oil pan it look to me that the sub frame has to drop down and motor mount need to come out and the engine need to support above engine i do not have support to hold above the engine i ne...
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1988 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Ignition VIN: YV1EX8843J
I have a 1988 Volvo 740 non-turbo in the shop. There is no spark. Scope Capture: red = distributor signal blue = ignition control unit to power s...
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1997 Volvo 850 2.4L steering suspension exhaust VIN: YV1LW5544V
Following the replacement of the fuel pump and fuel filter the customer complained of a vibration or shudder causing a rattling noise up front when moving slowly forward or back and turning the steering wheel. (As in parallel parking.) The noise sounds like a ...
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2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L am radio reception VIN: WA1YD64B02
Thanks to all for the help- Tom thanks for the extra effort. We believe the vehicle may have a faulty am antenna amplifier but the customer has a extended warranty that may cover the repair so he needs to take the car to the selling dealer which is local. This...
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1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L oil light, draw on system VIN: 1G6CD53B3N
We figured it out. someone had connected the ground lead by the alt to the B+ terminal of the alt. Once ground was connected all works good. Thanks to all
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1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G1NE52M1W
Thanks to all of you to take the time to read my help request. Friday I check the fuel pressure regulator for any leaks. At the time I check regulator,there was no indication of fuel leaking or I just did not look hard enough. I notice when I pull vac on regu... Trouble codes: P0172.
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2004 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L Stall VIN: 1B3ES56CX4
guys, thanks for all the replies! i did find a problem with the battery positive cable. it had swells in it near the pdc. i cut open the harness there and found corrision had gotton at the cable. so i ordered and installed a new cable assy, which included a ne...
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2005 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L Rack and pinion VIN: 1B3ES56C65
Replaced crush sleeve. When column was disconnected, disconnected tie rod ends as well. Binding is inside the rack. What a scary thing! It seems to work ok, but i am taking no chances. I guess a better way to accurately measure this would be to see how much h...
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1983 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L crankshaft pulley VIN: 1FTCR11A2D
I received advice from other members and thank all of you for your ideas . but I guess ,most cant picture how this ( pulley) sprocket is placed or what the pulley looks like . most ideas are very good for a larger pulley or a pulley with out a shield around...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L No Start VIN: 1FTSF31S8X
Fellow Techs, I hate to have to say I'm closing this help request, but I must close it because my 30 days have almost run out. The vehicle still hasn't been fixed. I received a lot of great suggestions, and pretty much tried them all. For an upda...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L no comm. 4x4 module VIN: 1FMZU72E12
I put the new 4x4 module in and also replaced the transfer case motor, due to high mileage and fear of it causing the module to burn out...all is well now! Thanks for the replys EVERYONE!
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTRF14564
Thanks to Dave,Ken,Thomas and Sam.We did check the fuel switch as sam stated.Then we checked the ground side as thom and ken stated. as Dave stated It was a faulty fuel pump and a bad fuel pump driver that was supplying a weak ground.This causes these pumps to...
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1990 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2HGED6341L
Gentlemen: Thankyou for your help on this vehicle. I had tried a different ignitor and coil but still had no spark. I purchased a new distributor and the engine fired immediately. The blue wire that I was looking for continuity on is for the tach signal and...
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2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JNRDR09X01
Thanks to everyone that took the time to offer there input and direction. After numberous attempts to reset, or relearn the IAC I decided to replace the IAC valve with an OEM unit from Nissan (cheaper than Infinity, same part number). After replacing the I... Trouble codes: P0505 (iac valve-auxiliary air control iacv-aac valve).
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2005 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L wipers VIN: KNDJC73355
i had checked all wiring etc.. for wiper system. everything was intact with out any problems. decided to order etac module. customer (dealer car) is ordering it and installing it so hopefully they will tell me if that fixes it.
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2000 Lexus GS300 3.0L Evap Case VIN: JT8BD68S2Y
With the evap out I sprayed water and confirmed that the water leaking is condensation and coming the Evap case. I took the advice of ya and went ahead and the replaced the whole unit which comes with the evap and heater core. Part cost about 1500. Thanks agai...
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2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Radiator VIN: JM3LW28GXY
I did the repair as per alldata from one of the replies. Pulled the bumper cover and removed the radiator out the front. The hoses were fun but the job went well overall. Thanks for the help.
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBEA90DXM
Thanks all who have replied. We empty the fuel tank and with a flexible inspection scope we cut see the ventilation system. On each end there was a red valve ( similar like the restrictor on the fuller neck) which did not seal when the fuel tank was filet up a...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF72FXV
This one is fixed! The harness on this vehicle was in great shape, and had no signs of damage, except for the leak at the transmission connector. I ended up replacing the Transmission Control Module. It was ordered from the dealer, VIN specific, and did n... Trouble codes: P1747 (ECM Fault in CAN Communication from ETC), P1605 (ECM Rough Road Detected Signal by Comparing Wheel Speed), P0600 (ECM CAN Communication to control ESP is faulty), 132 (ECT CAN Communication with Engine System Faulty), 135 (ECT CAN Communication with Engine System Faulty), C1022 (ESP Fault in CAN Communication with Control Unit N13/10 ME-SFI Control Module).
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1991 Nissan Stanza GXE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JN1FU21P8M
AS USUAL ANOTHER OUTLOOK IS BENEFICIAL. AS IT TURNS OUT THE CAM TIMING WAS OUT 3 TEETH. THANKS KEVIN! THIS SURPRISED US AS THE CHAIN WAS NOT MAKING THE USUAL NISSAN RATTLE. IATN RULES KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.
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2002 Pontiac Bonneville SLE 3.8L Body VIN: 1G2HY54K62
We tested back pressure and found that it was just a little on the high sideabout 1.5 psi @ 2000rpm. Customer had to leave and has not returned for another attempt. Thanks to all who responded, I will attempt the other tests when the customer returns again. ...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Misfire VIN: WVWTH63BX2
Gentleman, the owner of this vehicle chose not to go any further. Some suggestions pointed to possible carboned up intake valves which when thinking about the problem is where I at least wanted to look further. Carboned up intake valves brings back memories o... Trouble codes: P0305 (Misfire cyl 5), P0303 (Misfire cyl 3), P0301 (Misfire cyl 3).
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