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2000 Audi A4 1.8L ABS module VIN: WAUDC68D0Y
Both the ABS and brake warning lights are on. The red "brake" warning light actually flashes. The brake light remains steady when I pull up on the parking brake handle. The brake light still flashes when the brake fluid level sensor is disconnected. Found co...
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1994 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L servo vacuum and vent solenoid operation VIN: 1G6D452906
This Cadillac came in for 2 repairs and maintenance. One concern was that the cruise control was not working. Another shop had already made 2 attempts at repairing the system but the repair did not last. I found an extra ground wire near the servo that they ha...
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2000 Cadillac Escalade 5.7L brake pedal VIN: 1GYEK63R3Y
while braking under normal conditions & turning right, abs engages in pedal after final moments of stopping. we have tried / replace / frt abs hubs w/ sensors & pigtail harnesses, master cyl, abs mod, removed rust build up from frt hubs in between hub & spindl...
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2005 Cadillac STS 4.6L all gauges VIN: 1G6D0C67A0
Car was in minor accident started and drove off flat bed body shop went to bring car into shop no start towed to my shop car has push button start scaned with tech 2 23 u codes all no comunication codes cleared all codes when your push the start switch cluster...
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Hesitation VIN: HJWEUY8709
97 cav 2.2l suddenly started up running rough on a very cold night within 1 min catalytic was red hot its only running on cyl 2 and 3 no check eng light i changed coil 1 and 4 with a known good one and still no spark for cyl 1 or 4 ign module? pcm? ran...
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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13S84
Missed out bad and was steaming like a head gasket but smelled like raw fuel and missed bad and was running hotter than normal. Suspecting a bad injector brought tools to diagnose but now the fault has disappeared. I was wondering if anyone had ever had one of... Trouble codes: P0300 (Engine misfire), P0020 (Injector 2 fault)
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L Gauges VIN: 1B4GP44L2Y
this vehicle was towed in for no crank symptom. Customer stated that the guages also stopped working whe the nostart condition occured. Diagnosed faulty ECM to correct the no start cond. Vehicle now starts, but still no guages. tested voltage at the CCD termin...
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2005 Dodge Durango ST 4.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4HB38N35
Durango would intermittently start. However, vehicle presently is in a no start condition. Active code P0129 occurs ever time it is erased and once key is cycled once the code appears. Also, P0340 will occur after it is attempted to be started 2 or 3 times. It... Trouble codes: P0129 (Barometric Pressure Too Low), P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction)
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2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L master/booster
The brake pedal feels like you are stepping on a rock. This has happened a numerous times. sometimes it happens the first time you press sometimes the second or third. you can push as hard as you can and there's no brakes. I don't mean no power boost, I mean n...
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2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU18L53
Need some help Tried just about everything, wondering if their has been problems with the 5.4L on intake gaskets I think the coolant is causing the problems but unsure of where to look! Have you ever seen this or should I look for another cause? Thank You ! J...
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1998 GMC C3500 HD 6.5L Misfire VIN: 1HTSCAAM6W
International 4700 truck is realy what im working on, sorry about the gmc. I have a 98 inter 4700 series truck with dt466. It is 1 of my wreckers. I have just purchased this truck and i dont know much about the history about it. The first 100 miles i put on it...
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2000 GMC Savana 1500 4.3L rear lighting VIN: 1GTEG15W7Y
the problem with this van is when parking lights are on then when you press foot brake only top light works but when parking lights are off brake lights work ok.changed brake switch still same. not sure where to go with this one hope some one has seen this bef...
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2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L no start VIN: KMHCG45CXU
hi i have 2002 hyndai accent no fuel no spark i have power and ground from pcm timing belt is good engine light comes on but no codes changed crank senser still no start
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L shift lock VIN: SAJEA51D13
Vehicle towed in yesterday.Will Not start or release from Park.I removed shift cable from trans to get it into neutral still no start.Alldata does not have anything on the shift lock system.Customer went into Lowe's came back out to this condition.There does n...
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2001 Lexus ES300 3.0L steering wheel locks up VIN: JT8BF28G51
we have a 01 lexus es300 that the steering wheel locks up for a slit second around a turn. this does not always happen and sometimes during a road test wont happen at all. we have checked the u-joints on the steering shaft and although they checked good we rep...
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1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 3.0L No Start, run on 4 not 6 cyl VIN: JA3XE74C9M
Wire Harness was custom made by me, cleaning up direct connection to ECU following electrical schematic. Everything was soldered and shrinkwrapped. Paradox is, everytime the coil is disconnected from the transistor, I have good negative waveform from all 3 sig... Trouble codes: 53 (short/open in ignition cyl 3/6)
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2001 Saturn L300 3.0L horn VIN: 1G8JW54R1Y
customer uses key fob to enter car. inserts key and turns alarm sounds--3-10 x worse when it is cold ck horn relay working need help to bring this one to closure. i assume that i have a bad bcm or passive key system help
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2006 Saturn Vue 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZCZ63406
Hi guys, This is my first help request, and boy do I need it! I'm working on a '06 Saturn Vue with the Honda 3.5L v-6 that's got misfires at idle only on cylinders 2 and 3. Engine runs strong and does not misfire off idle. In addition to the tests listed, I've... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire cyls 2 and 3 are misfiring)
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3335X
Okay, this vehicle is sort of fixed. We ended up replacing the entire PCV system, including the hoses. Prior to the PCV replacement, this thing was pulling 12 - 13" vacuum in the crankcase, after the fix it was less than 1/2 inch. That cured the misfiring. ... Trouble codes: P0301 (1 misfire), P0302, P0303 (3 misfire), P1188 (fuel control bank 1), P1189 (fuel control bank 2).
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1985 Chevrolet S10 2.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GCC514B5F
The vehicle was fixed by replacing the distributor/pick up with anothe new module, as many had sugested it was a timing issue. I ohmed the old pickup and new pickup and both were the same at 800ohms. Replaced it antway and it is fixed. I was able to set the...
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L temp gauge VIN: 2G1WF52E51
thank you for all the responses,it was the thermostat.when the coolant fails to reach preset target temp. before a calculated air flow is acheived it should set a code 128,which then defaults to no temp gauge and cooling fans operate.the car had heat before an...
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2002 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMPU16L72
Thank you! Of four replies Dan [...] nailed it in record time. They dropped the tranny pan & the filter was laying in the bottom, "runs GREAT", I was off today. Thanks again Dan & all of IATN! Merry Christmas, Don in Tucson
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1995 Infiniti J30 3.0L Stall VIN: JNKAY21D0S
thx for all the input. finally replaced tps--vehicle ran well when cold. customer needs to make additional fixes--exhaust leaks and knock sensor--no money--welcome to the recesssion.
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L etc. VIN: 1J4GW58N2Y
Thanks to all! You guys are awesome! It was the shift cable rubbing the front drive, repositioned cable and noise is gone.
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L front differential VIN: SALME11423
Thank you all for any info that you sent me concerning the front diff. For anyone in the future the diff can be removed by removing the rack,loosening the motor mts, raising the engine and bringing the diff through the left side. Thank you much. Tom [...].
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L exhaust camshaft VIN: 1LNHM87A0Y
This vehicle is repaired. I apoligize if the intent of my post wasn't clear. The vehicle was determined to have a jumped exhaust cam on bank 1 by utilizing prior IATN posts to help diagnose. I had limited experience with a Lincom LS with a 3.9. I didn't pos...
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2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Drivers Side Climate Controlled Seat VIN: 5LMFU28R73
So the fix was the Thermal Energy Device in the seat cushion. I was getting a tempature reading of 130 degrees so I removed and tested in passenger seat with same problem.. Replaced TED and all is well.
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1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse 1.8L No Start VIN: 4A3CS34T7L
Thanks for all the help guys, I spoke to the customer of what was nneded to be done at this point and his words I can not repeat but lets just say he is not going to fix it. Thanks again, Tim
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2001 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6ED26T11
Thanks to all who responded. I lost some sleep last night on this one, didn't make sense. It came in running good, it just had the knock sensor code. The truck had been in two days before with the p0325 knock sensor code. Being it was a expensive fix I cleared... Trouble codes: P0155, P0161.
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1993 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L steering VIN: 1G2NE5432P
Good evening to all After the information I received fromm all of you, I took a good look at the tires and I could see they were toed out really bad.I don't know who put the struts on but anyway suggested customer to have alignment.I just called him to see ho...
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L cyl. head VIN: 3VWBB61C4W
i am having head straightened then a light mill if needed. will do nothing to the valvesas there is not that much to mill. everyone was very helpful with their imput. good quality info is a good thing, so many thanks to all those who responded.
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2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L Stall
Cleaned throttle body and disconnected battery. drove about 15 miles and vehicle never stalled out. Really unable to pinpoint problem. Vehicle had several other electrical problems so refered her to local VW dealer for further diagnostics. Sorry could not be m... Trouble codes: 1582 (manufacturer specific).
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