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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L limp mode at any time setting still or driving VIN: WBAGH8344Y
Is there any other test to run before condeming the computer
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L level sensor VIN: WBAFA53541
techs i have a 2001 bmw x5 in shop from local body shop.car was hit in front and they replaced radiator etc.they asked if i could find coolant level sensor wiring being they couldn't,to plug into sensor.level sensor is under reservoir to left of radiator.i loo...
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1987 Buick Regal GNX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1G4GJ117XH
Cold start . Starts and stalls. Cold hesitation. Pinch off return line and get pressure up in the 50 to 60 psi range and hesitation and stall are gone . Idle is horrible at 50psi. Ohm check coil pack , Block learn / intergrator 128 131 once warm. compression g...
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1992 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Brake Lines VIN: 1GHR5314NH
I'm looking for a diagram of the output ports from the ABS unit. When this car 1st came in someone else had done some brake work, and only one would grab. Real weak pedal, some of the problem was corrected with the Master that was leaking. Now it has a good fi...
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2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Misfire VIN: 2G4WS52J12
Customer came in for several problems. She had complaned for some time about it losing coolant and the transmission would shift hard at times. finaley we got a trouble code P1811 max adapt and long shift to set. she said that when she was passing a car on the ... Trouble codes: P1811
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2005 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Internal Mode Switch VIN: 1G4HP54K75
Customer was out of town when they experienced a no-crank, no start. They had it towed to a nearby dealer, but it restarted when the key was turned. ("Probably needs a starter", they were told) They made it home with intermittant problems. Eventually it restar...
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1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD52B3R
Vehicle came in this mourning, complaint of jerking and running rough wih check engine light on. Pulled codes 26 codes from memory, cleared. After clearing 16 codes return immediatedly, 80, 79, 78, 77, 105, 102, 114, 112, 110, 128, 126, & 125. I checked batter...
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1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L battery VIN: 1G6KD54Y7V
I have a 1997 cadillac deville with a current draw problem. Customer says it will drain the battery over a couple of days. Performed current draw test and found 1.4 amp draw. traced the complaint to two possible problems. #1 the radio will pull about 900ma for...
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2001 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: W06VR54R41
Hello to all, Need some help on this Catera. Vehicle came in po171 po174 po302 po303 po305. and a high idle problem vehicle had high idle prior to misfire replaced plugs and coil packs misfire gone still idles around 1100-1200 checked fuel pressure @ 30 PSI KO... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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1991 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G1WN54T8M
HELP!!! This car is kicking my butt! Car came in sputtering and running rough...tested injectors and found three bad...no suprise there! Replaced injectors and sent customer on their merry way. Car came back two days later on the hook with no start condition. ...
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1995 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GTEK19K2S
We inherited this problem child from another shop. The truck runs fine at idle and up to 2000 rpm and will then cut out with anything more than 40% throttle. The previous shop replaced fuel pump and filter thinking it was starving for fuel. My first impression...
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1998 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1GCCS1944W
vehicle will crank but not start sometimes. will loose spark for only short time while cranking but will start after 3 or 4 revolutions. vehicle will then act like it is fluided. then after cranking for awhile it will start . then it will be at least 8 to 10 t...
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2000 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L Front Axle VIN: 2CNBJ13C4Y
Everything works the way it should except there is no signal to the vacuum pump mounted on the inside front bumper. I have checked all the fuses. I am not sure if it is controlled by the pcm or not.
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2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1GCEC1944Y
Hello IATN techs! Having a little trouble with this S10. Customer complaint was a severe hesitation when you accelerate to WOT. It also randomly misses at times, never more than once or twice. He wanted a tune-up so we replaced plugs, wires, and even tried two... Trouble codes: P0200 (Injector Control Circuit), P0303 (Misfire Cylinder 3)
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2001 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GTGG29W81
van has intermittent idle issues that started a while back. We noticed it when the intake manifold started to leak. It seamed that the ais motor was not working at that time so we replaced it. we test drove after the repair and shipped it, thinking it was all ...
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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13Z32
this truck came in with miss fire codes, we did a tune up first(Could actually see the spark plug wires arching), customer came back a week later with a new missfire, tested convertor for excessive back pressure - OK . tested fuel pressure OK. Located #3 injec... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13S82
Vehicle came in to my shop do to not passing emmision test,I scanned it and it showed thre [...],P0172 and P0340,I did order the cam sensor and did not install it yet,but I'm testing the fuel trims and can not figure out why it is lean and rich at the sam... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean bank 1), P0172 (system rich bank 1), P0340 (cam sensor sygnal problem)
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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L tach light VIN: 1GNEC13Z83
Has anyone fixed a inop tach light? It looks like a circuit board issue. Does anyone think by just removing the instrument panel and putting it back could cause it. The customer says we damaged it.I seriously dought it. Please advise. Thank you Larry [...]
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2002 Chrysler Intrepid 3.5L blend door actuator VIN: 2C3HH56M62
This intrepid came whit a no heat problem whit no code (auto climate)we removed blend door actuator moved the door whit a screwdriver then we got good heat so we replaced the blend door actuator ,do a recalibration and now we dont have ac cold air .there is my...
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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY78G34
Hello, I checked all the wiring between pcm and sensor. It has 5v ref, ground is good, and signal is ok to pcm. ok right? For some reason there is 5v present at the connector with the KEY OFF. if I unplug the pcm connector, the 5v goes away. I have throughly c... Trouble codes: P0340
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1989 Dodge Raider 3.0L Hesitation VIN: JB7FJ43S2K
hesitates if throttle is pressed more than 1/4 way. acts like maf or tps, both check good with vantage, no check eng light on. cant pull codes, no equiptment. replaced fuel pump with oem pump & filter.
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.9L No Start VIN: 1B74C16X61
This truck was towed in no start. Has good fuel pressure, good spark output, cranking rpm signal but no injector pulse. The injectors have power but the PCM is not grounding the injectors when cranking, if you spray some carb cleaner down the throttle body the... Trouble codes: P1389
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2003 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L 4wd VIN: 1D7HG32N23
Customer stated that the Front End binds when turning while in 4WD. We checked the Drive Train Fluids and found that they were all in need of changing so we replaced the Front and Rear Differential Fluids and the Transfer Case Fluid. We also checked all of the...
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1991 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FTJW35M2M
I've inherited a diesel pickup from another shop that has failed to correct the problem. I was going over the firing order from the new injection pump and haven't been able to find a firing order for the fuel line connections going to the injection pump. I kno...
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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FMPU1861W
misfire above 2000 rpms under load truck came in with mifire cyclenders 4 and 5 we swaped ciols and replaced spark plugs found one bad coil and replaced know the truck only misfires above 2000 rpms and has no codes any ideas would help thank you for oyur time
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1999 Ford F-250 5.4L Timing Cover VIN: 1FTNX21FXE
Need to replace timing cover. Looks like engine has to come out. Looking for tips on that. Lift cab off? Thanks Jerry This is a Diesel (wasnt a choice in the engine box)
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L cluster VIN: 1FTNX21L62
thanks to all the responces in advance and welcome all
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTNF20L33
This truck came to us with a misfire on 3 cylinders...changed coils and plugs on cylinders 4,5 and 7...This only corrected the condiion on cylinder 5...Did an injector flow test on all injectors and all were the same...Then did compression test on all cylinder...
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2003 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FAFP44444
Hello Guys, I have a '03 Ford Mustang that's a no start. I have checked fuel pressure-ok at 38 psi and verified rpm on an IDS while cranking-200 RPM. There is no spark from the coil pack, checked primary current for switching-no switching. I suspected a fault... Trouble codes: P0303 (cylinder misfire), P0316 (cylinder misfire)
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14554
help again, its the trouble laden ford f150 5.4 3 valve i have replaced plugs with updated plugs from dealer,replaced cam due to bad lobe on 2 cyls,replaced rockers and lifters on affected cyls.,replaced timing chain guides, chains and tensioner due to excessi... Trouble codes: 340 (cam timing error), 345 (cam timing bank 2 error), 0012 (vct error)
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2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMZU72K42
2004 Explorer 4.0 flex fuel. truck kills intermittently when sitting at a stop sign. No e-85 being used by customer. Feels like the idle dips and consequently engine dies. Customer said that sometimes after the engine stalls, he has to step on the gas pedal to...
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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNF21536
I really need some help! This vehicle first came in with an intermittent loss of oil pressure. It had not had the oil changed in about 15000 miles and was using 10w30 oil. But did not have that much debris for such horrible maintenance. I cleaned out the oil p... Trouble codes: P0345 (Camshaft position sensor A circuit bank 2), P0349 (Camshaft Position Sensor A circuit intermittent bank 2)
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2006 Ford F-450 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXF46P86
HI I NEED HELP Re:2006 Ford F450, Engine Size: 6.0 Diesel V-8, VIN#:[...] I did a diagnosis and checked all the injectors with engine off and ignition on with a modem Snap-On Computer and it shows all injectors working and clicking. The Diagnosis Test: ... Trouble codes: P0263 (Cylinder 1 Contribution Balance Fault), P0281 (Cylinder 7 Contribution Balance Fault)
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1991 GMC C3500 HD 6.2L converter
Worked great for 2 week,s Is it posible crank runout would cause this problem ? [tras, presure ok] or falty conv, Any input to solve this problem would be welcome,, Thanx Wes..
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1999 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L instrument cluster VIN: 1GTEK19TXX
this truck came in with odometer,high beam indicator,message center,seat belt light,charge light,not working.turn signals and service engine light only lights that work.scan tool will communicate with bcm,no codes in the bcm.engine codes U1064 which says loss ...
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1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Cooling Systems VIN: 1HGCG653WA
the cooling system is mixing with oil in the cooling system. some coolant is getting into the oil in the engine. we did a head gasket with water pump once. the car returned again running hot and mixing just like the first time it was in.block tested and found ...
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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 5FNRL18633
Hello all - this Honda minivan has had an intermittently surging idle for several months. By intermittent I mean that sometimes it goes for several trips with a perfectly normal idle - at other times the idle does a fairly rapid surge from 800 rpm to about 130... Trouble codes: P0505
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2007 Honda Civic LX 1.8L Unknown VIN: 1HGFA16557
hi guys trying to find out if anyone out there has had any problems with newer honda civic with noise coming from dash area. i personally have not got the problem to duplicate, but it seems like evrey time i give the vehicle back to the customer, after about 1...
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2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L hvac/radio VIN: JNKCV51EX3
vehicle came in for customer not able to control hvac or radio. found bulletin on circuit board,so we installed. customer called 2 days later doing same thing. finiser display illuminates,but can control any hvac functions. radio can control from steering whee...
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2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L speedometer VIN: 1J4GL48K2W
have a jeep liberty come in this morning had pretty good snow storm last night speedo was inop with check engine light now speedo works with a code P0500, near as I can see no frayed wires unless there is something I cant see , check speed signal with scan too...
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1999 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB1219X
Since this is very intermitent,I tried a new O2 sensor(ntk brand),and replaced the original fuel filter at the same time.And the customer did not return for over a month.When he did return I removed the MAF and inspected of any debris but it looked good.So I c... Trouble codes: P171
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2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1541A
Checked evap purge valve and gas cap, both ok. Checked lines front to back , no defects found. Evap fault keeps on returning, any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated. Trouble codes: P0440 (evap system malfunction)
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1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L ride control VIN: JT8UF11E3P
After doing normal service to this beast the "height Hi " lamp flashes on the dash and the air lift ride control will not pump up. Had the unit in the air diagnosing a steering issue and in out haste we neglected to turn off the ride control switch in the rear...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Cuts out VIN: WDBJF20F9V
we have this benz in. last month when we were driving it . it died. like it ran out of fuel. fuel guage 1/2 tank showing. we put 5 gal of diesel in it and we got it started again. the next day the same thing happened while driving. again we put in a couple of ...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF72F6V
hey mercedes techs.i am working on 1997 mecedes e420.came come with check engine light problem.po410 code was store in ecm.i diagnosed the air injection system and i found out air injection pump was filled with water to the top.i replaced the pump reset the li... Trouble codes: P0410
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L bas and asr VIN: WDBJF65F0W
hello felow techs I am stump on this one will you please help I have this e320 with no brake light and BAS, ASR light on I have replace the brake light switch twoice to no effect check all ground and fuses all is good . am gessing problem with modul n47-5 ( ba...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: WDBNG70J2Y
need help from benz techs... got this benz from another shop, car has been in storage a few months, owner died and his son tried to jump start it , could not run, so first i found out that battery was dead , 3 volts... put a new battery, started the car , run... Trouble codes: C, 1022
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L doent come out of gear VIN: 4JGAB54EXY
Hello All, i have 2000 MB ml320 has been towed to my shop and selector gear does not come out of gear, when we have to press the release selector gear bottom to get car out of gear i checked brake switch power goes to selector gear unit, any help regarding th...
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2007 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L maintenence reset VIN: WDBUF56X27
Need reset procedure for service reset on this E-350.Could not locate any info in arcives specific to the E series.MOD has no info either.Thanks in advance.
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2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 4M2ZU86W32
Hello all, we have this Mountaineer that very intermittantly under accereration will shudder or occasionaly drop out as if the electrical system is cutting out, ie. ignition switch dropping out. Immediately restarts after stall, no codes present any help would...
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2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D63
hello nissan techs; this sentra keeps setting p1138 code. we have ran all diagnostic tests that were available(identifix, alldata, ect.) at this time, according to identifix, were supposed to have 4.5 volts at yellow wire on swirl control valve sensor, when en... Trouble codes: P1138 (swirl control valve)
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2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L Stall, Misfire VIN: 5N1BV28U44
Hi everyone.This quest was brought to us after the dealer told the client that the coils were bad.Since the engine was apart we change the coils because there was no use putting the engine back together to test and then take it back apart.Got it started and th...
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1994 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L heat VIN: 1G2WJ12M6R
The vehicle came in with a coolant leak and no heat. After pulling in bay I filled system with coolant and started. Of course leak was from around water pump shaft. Also the coolant was very dirty and only at -15. After replacing water pump and flushing coolin...
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2000 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L locks, windows,mirrors VIN: 1G2HX54K8Y
I'm testing the simple bus interface from the driver door moudule to the other doors. I'm trying to decide if I have just one or two problems. First I have battery voltage on the tan and white communication wire which tells me I have current bleeding over and ...
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2003 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L ign lock cyl ctrl actuator VIN: 1G2WK52J83
This vehicle came in because the customer said she cannot get her ignition lock cylinder to return to the "OFF" position when turning off her car, running her battery down overnight. She brought in her own ignition lock cylinder, I recoded it to her key, and ...
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2006 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G2WP55206
The car came in with app sensor codes I went through the test all wiring tests ok it has a 5v ref like it should but was setting the codes. According to the test it said to replace the app sensor so I did. It ran ok for a few minutes and than started setting t... Trouble codes: P1125, P2138
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2001 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L Misfire VIN: 4S3BH80641
Still has cyl. 6 miss.EGR was check is o.k. Pressure reg. was checked was o.k. Unsure if injection cleaning will fix problem Trouble codes: P0306
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1991 Suzuki vitara 1.6L Misfire VIN: TD01W-1028
hi guys This one is a brain teaser. Car drops 2 cylinders, but only when moving and only between 800 and 1500 rpm. If we dissconnect the speedo the problem go's away. We have tried a good speed sensor(instrument cluster) but the fault still exsists. The Fault...
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1989 Toyota Van Wagon Crg 2.2L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JT4YR28V6K
Hi to all ,I have the privledge of a toyota van with some distint gremlins. Customer bought this vehicle approx 10K miles ago. The original 4Y-ec motor has been replaced with a 3Y-ec(was purchased after swap).Customer advised us the running condition was fine ... Trouble codes: 51 (TPS Idle contacts open), 71 (Egr Problem)
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1994 Toyota hiace 2.9L transmission lock up VIN: KZH106-001
Hi there, I have a customer with a 4wd diesel toyota hiace van. an automatic which has a strange problem. it doesnt always lockup the trans. i put leds on the wires and when it goes into lockup the light goes on. without fail everytime the light comes on it wo...
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2002 Acura RL Premium 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA96542
Thank you all for your help with this repair, especially John [...] for the wiring diagram. This car is a salvage vehicle and the main wiring harness is cut and spliced together. I found damaged wiring and repaired the feed to the computer. This is DEFINATELY not ... Trouble codes: P0560 (VBU Signal Failure).
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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Low Coolant Message VIN: WBAHD632XS
I'm truly thankful for all of your cogent responses and input. Unfortunately, the customer opted to take his car with the "low-coolant" message showing and has yet to bring it back for us to address it. So in the interest of cleaning up loose ends I'm closing ...
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM633XX
Hello bmw techs i have not got this car fixed just yet iam having the asc module repaired by module masters in moscow,id here is there number [...] good prices cheaper than new.i will let y... Trouble codes: P1580.
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Unknown VIN: WBADM6349Y
Thank you all. Many of you were right on it was the final stage blower resistor. We unpluged it and the went to 45mA car as been fine for 3+ weeks.
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2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L 5th gear VIN: WBABM3348Y
Solved the problem by adusting the epc. Turned it in 1/4 turn. And took the spring out of the 4/5 shift valve. Stretched it out and the car shifts perfect. We had the valve body apart about 20 times playing with differnt ideas untill this worked.
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1998 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L warning lights VIN: 1G4CW52K7W
This vehicle did not have the 2 positive battery cables at the battery that many said to check. I did check the grounds and they were all good. The connections at the instrument cluster were tight. I told the customer that it was probably the instrument clu...
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2001 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2G4WB55K71
unbolted exhaust system and drove vehicle had plenty of power replaced the cat and muffler and no more issue.thanks to all that helped.
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1998 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L Radio, windows VIN: 1G6KF5498W
A recieved a few responses. Ignition switch, door switchs or possilby in the BCM. I think the problem is in the BCM, due to customer finances he opted to have me install a battery disconnect switch inside the vehicle. Problem solved
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1995 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Power Streering VIN: 2GCFK29S2S
First of all I would like to thank all that took time to respond to my post. We replaced the Power Steering box again, this time used heavy duty application (8600GVW) even though truck calls for 7200GVW box. ACdelco techline pointed us in the right direction(o...
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1997 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Timing cover VIN: 1GNDU06E2V
Thank you so much. I was overwhelmed with mails from all of you. The job can be done without oil pan removal. It was a very straight forward job, no surpises at all. All being said and done the job only took a few hours. You guys are great.Thanks
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L using motor oil VIN: 1GNDT13S02
We haven't fixed this yet- Customer is still pondering his options.I agreed with Kent- we should try some GM Top engine cleaner soaking the rings for a few days if they are stuck. The engine was very dry externally. Larry suggested that the PCV system may be r...
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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Day time running light VIN: 1G1JC52F74
Thank you all for the help you've given us, many good info where pass... Most of you point at the splice in the wiring behind the left head light, in our case, it check ok. We did push farther and find a resistor behind the bumper cover under the right head ...
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2006 Chevrolet Colorado LT 2.8L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS14896
Sorry I didn't post sooner. Replaced the cam actuator solenoid. had some debris and all screens but that took care of it. Thanks to all for your responces Trouble codes: P0014, P0106, P0300.
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2007 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L ABS Motor VIN: 2CNDL63F77
Hello all, the noisy Traction control was fixed by replacing the ABS motor and valve assembly. After the repair we drove the vehicle and the regular noise from the motor valve assy. was heard. We did however still have a loud ABS noise when locking up the brak...
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1998 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L dash lights,fuel gauge,tach VIN: 2C3HD46J4W
WELL I WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE FOR THEIR HELP,WE CHECKED AND RECHECKED ALL GROUNDS AND POWERS AND FOUND NO PROBLEMS. WE REPLACED TCM AND FLASHED PCM AND TCM AND AS OF RIGHT NOW NO PROBLEMS,CUSTOMER PICKED UP VEHICLE AND IS DOING OK FOR 5 DAYS NOW SO I THI...
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2005 Chrysler 300 (Car) C 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, ETC VIN: 2C3AAG3H05
Hello all, This problem is intermittent and not happening at this time. We have released the car back to the customer, until such time as the problem becomes more consistent. Upon further testing with vantage, APP sensor has a smooth voltage curve with... Trouble codes: P2299 (Brake Pedal Acc Pedal incompatible), P0300 (Multi Cylinder Misfire), P0172 (Fuel System 1/1 Rich).
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1999 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Electronic VIN: 2B4FP2535X
thanks iatn for such a great network of automotive technicians,my problem was solved right away after receiving helpful response from fellow technicians.everyone who responded were very close to my problem.i oversee the back up horn that somebody connected to ...
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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck ST 5.7L Park lamps VIN: 3D7KA26D14
It was the fuse box itself. I decided to take it apart, even though technically they are not serviceable, Didnt have much to lose. It was somewhat melted inside right where the three fuses related to park lamps connect. After talking with a tech at the dealer...
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1992 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L 3/4 Shift flare most noticable VIN: 2FTHF26M3N
92 Ford fixed thanks to the cure. We had a lot of great suggestions that we had already tried before posting help. Robert accumulator v.b. R.J. on updated pcm and information on Fordtransmissioncure.com Lane sol.v.b. and yes we do have a noisy exhaust which ma...
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1993 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Mechanical VIN: 1567868567
Thankyou for your advice, i felt like a dummie asking such a simple question. The borgwarner had the screw cap to hold in the lower part of the gearstick. That made life a lot easier, i did fail to put in neutral which ,made life harder on the re-installation....
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1994 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Pings on hard accel VIN: 1FALP45T1R
Thank you all for your help. Richard wins the brass ring. it was the pip sensor. even though I couldn't see any thing wrong with the pattern, I tried another distributor (this was the third) and it seems to have cured the problem. I drove it with the custo...
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1996 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L valvetrain noise VIN: 1FALP47V2T
AFTER ALL THE REPLIES WERE MOSTLY WHAT I ALLREADY THOUGHT MY SELF I TALKED CUSTOMER INTO CHANGING THE LIFTERS AND ALL THE NOISE WAS GONE CAR HAS LEFT FOR NOW
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L drivetrain VIN: 1FTNX21L02
Well thank everybody for replying to my need for help. Pedro was close, and Jared was on the money. I used my snap-on chassis ear to confirm it was indead the right front making the noise. The bearing pressed into the back of the wheel bearing assembly was bad...
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2004 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L battery draw VIN: 1FAHP56SX4
THIS VEHICLE HAS A BATTERY DRAIN WHEN IT FEELS LIKE IT. IT HAS NOT HAD A PROBLEM FOR OVER A WEEK. WE HAVE ELIMINATED THE SMART JUNCTION BOX,AUTOLAMP SENSOR ,COMBINATION SW. ,HEADLIGHT SW,ETHIER BY DISCONNECTING OR REPLACEING WITH KNOWN GOOD PART. WE CAN CHECK ...
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14554
well finally got the miss out. after all the replies, i started over , like 10 times, found a bad bearing on 1 #7 intake rocker allowing about 1/8" of play in roller. had alredy replaced 1 due to bad cam lobe on #7 exhaust. replaced remaining 2 rocker on #7 an... Trouble codes: P0307.
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2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTVX14525
Thankyou to all that replied, The customer neglected to tell us that he had just driven out of the transmission shop aprox 1 mile, we took back to them and they haven,t replied to us yet what they did .Thanks again
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2008 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Lighting VIN: 2FAFP74V48
Thanks for everyones quick replies. I asked my customer more about his reasons and he told me that he does surveillance work and needs to be as inconspicious as possible. I appreciate the input and told him that that a reprogramming needs to be done at a Ford ...
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1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L Brakes VIN: 2GTEK19R6W
Found that the parts store sold me the wrong master cylinder. Replaced with OEM matched to VIN number. Works fine.
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1998 GMC Savana 3500 6.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GTHG35F1W
The injection driver module was the fix. The GR. wire at the module had a square wave form, but, the red wire did not have wave form. Trouble codes: P0251 (injection pump cam system).
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2001 GMC Savana 2500 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTFG25M11
THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH COMPUTER HASNESS GOES TO THE FUEL INJECTORS.REPLACED THE ELECTRICAL PLUG AND THAT WAS IT.THANKS FOR THE REPLIES. Trouble codes: P0300, P0200.
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1995 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2HGEJ2129S
WE FOUND THE FUSE FOR COMPUTER BLOWN, REPLACED IT AND CAR RUNS GREAT WITH GOOD IDLE
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2003 Honda S2000 2.0L MIL Lamp on, NO ACCEL VIN: JHMAP11423
FOUND THE PROBLEM. THE CAR IS 2003 AND SOMEBODY INSTALLED A 2006 AND UP HEAD ON THE CAR. AND THEY ARE DIFFERENT. 2003 HAS 2.0, 2006 AND UP HAS A 2.2. ALSO THEY TOOK THE AIR CONTROL VALVE OF THE MANIFOLD ON THE NEWER MODEL. SO THE HEAD DOS NOT HAV THE HOLE FOR ... Trouble codes: P0335 (crankshaft position sensor circuit no signal), 1239.
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1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Unknown VIN: SAJHX174XT
The problem was a bit more basic than expected. We eventually replaced the thermostat and got more than enough heat. The old stat was opening to soon or perhaps sticking at times. It was rather difficult to prove with temperature readings via infrared as th...
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2002 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Differential VIN: SAJDA24C23
Thank you for the three replies which were very helpful.My original problem was a clunking in the rear suspension.The only thing that I could find was that there was play in the rear wheels when you pushed on the top of the wheel.No play in hub bearings.I assu...
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1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Stall VIN: IJ4GZ78Y3S
Thanks to all who replied! Affirmative, the VTSS was the problem. At some point, the previous shop didn't want to deal with the alarm going off (Lights and horn) every time they reconnected the battery, so they removed the fuse! This is why all attempts to c...
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2004 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L dash cluster VIN: 1J4GL48K54
well i replaced the cluster and all is well. i [...] wanted to say thanks to bruce at hunt automotive for all the help (and the cluster).
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L noise in converter area VIN: 1LMHN87A41
We have fixed this vehicle. Thanks to all the replies Jim,carl,Lane,Phil,Alfred,James,Brain,shane,Mike,carman,and Ed.We did some research about the converter issue, Alfred [...] experienced that oem converters may do the same thing We found that transtar has a c...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L r.f. power window VIN: WDBNG75JXY
Well this is a big "Thank You" to all of you that responded to my power window fiasco. We ordered a new motor and resyncronized it per the instructions I received. We also cleaned and relubed the rails and all is good. Thanks again.
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2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L trans VIN: WDBJF8202X
This car is fixed.The main problem is the sensor plate located above the valve body in the transmission.It is a very common problem and a straightforward repair. To remove the valve body,drain the unit of course,then unplug the electrical connector.Then...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG 5.5L ignition lock VIN: WDBSK74F74
Thanks to all who replied.The vehicle started and everything seems to be working properly after sitting over the weekend. Apparently something got wet and dried out on its own. Again, thanks for then suggestions. ED
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