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1999 Audi A4 1.8L srs VIN: WAUCB28D4X
Customer has been puting off air bag issue for a while. He decided to get a junk yard module to repair a no communication issue. I'm using Vag Com to scan with. All other modules are active. The SRS module connects by K bus to the instrument cluster. The used ...
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2000 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L cam alilgnment tool VIN: WAUFL54D1Y
Hi Vw/Audi folks, i've got a tricky situation here... i have a 2000 audi a8 in the shop with a 4.2L v8 that i'm doing a timing belt/water pump replacement on. the trouble is i've only got the cam alignment tools for the v6 engines (both ast3243 and ast3391) wi...
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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUWT28N81
The car returned last week with P1136 and two vacuum leaks. I repaired the vac leaks and cleared the codes. The car came back today with a smooth idle (700 rpm) no vac leak noise, and a code P1136 again. The light came on when the customer accellerated hard. T... Trouble codes: P1136 (Lean adaptation)
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2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WA1YD64B72
Hi, I have an '02 Allroad in my shop that I can't figure out. the vehicle came in with a check engine light and SAI insufficient flow codes. I originally found several split vacuum lines and replaced all of them, a smoke test also found a tiny split in the int... Trouble codes: 17831 (Secondary air injection system bank 1 insufficient flow), 17819 (Secondary air injection system bank 2 insufficient flow)
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1995 Buick Century Special 3.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4AG55M3S
car will run with help but runs terrible, new tune up parts, almost seems like the car is running out of time but have nver seen this problem on this type of engine before. my o2 reading is near zero and new o2 didn't change anything, car has a hard time idlin...
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1986 Chevrolet Camaro Sport 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1FP87SXG
Hello gentlemen, perhaps someone out there can shed some light on this Camaro that is kicking our butts. The issue is, when the car is running, the idle will surge from near stall to over 1000rpm and the check engine light will flash in time to the surging. T...
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2000 Chevrolet C2500 5.7L Ignition VIN: 1GBGC24R1Y
Hi group - This 2000 Chevy ocassionally will not start for operator. Starts fine in shop. Noticed today truck would crank and start until key is released! This occured until I plug in Master Tech scanner, I was looking at key on data while I was cranking and t...
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2001 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GCDM19X92
vehicle came for a water pump. upon further inspection the lower intake was leaking. installed lower intake with no major complications. after installation my attempt to start vehicle was unsuccessful. timing was off so i proceeded to set timing from the begin...
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GCHC23192
will intermittently build fuel pressure and start,but after setting for 5 minutes will not start.fuel pressure wont go above 560 lbs.
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCEK19T63
Vehicle came to us running poorly, low power and check engine lamp flashing. normal diagnosis, found the cats broken up and plugged. replaced all 4 oxygen sensors and cat pipe, cleared codes and drive cycled. ran great until next morning. after a hot soak 2-3 ... Trouble codes: P0300
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2006 Chevrolet HHR LT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNDA23P46
Good morning all-Have a HHR being very stubborn.Have a code of po222.Wires tested ok-alldata pretty low on information.APP sensor replaced(gas pedal asm).It did take a while for the light and message to come back.I know it sounds strange but it seems to act up... Trouble codes: P0222
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2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.9L power steering pump VIN: 2G1WS58R37
Wondering if these cars have any rack problems, this car will get air in the system after sitting over night. We replaced the pump because of this problem, have bled the system two more times using gm's method. The car will be fine for a day or so then the nex...
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2002 Chrysler 300M 3.5L 2-4 shift code VIN: 2C3AE66G32
Car came in with code P01776 (originally). Transmission rebuilt - valve body updats - solenoid pack - wiring harness Customer picked up vehicle. Out approx 2 months and returned with the following problem; Drive car 30 - 50 miles and will go into fail safe and...
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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Dream 2.4L head VIN: 3C8FY68B52
hello guys need help on this chrysles .car towed from another shop.head was replaced on this 02 with a 03 head. now thi vehicle does not start with cam sensor connected. check timing belt ok.good cam and crank signal.
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2005 Chrysler Crossfire 3.2L Disk and Pressure Plate VIN: 1C3AN55L75
Hello Fellow Tech, This Car came in with a clutch master cylinder rod bent. Replaced master cyl. with new dealer part just find the pressure plate collapsed. Replaced clutch assembly. All is well. Four months later returned with same problem. Customer said th...
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1998 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L head lamps VIN: 2B3HD46R5W
Sometime head lamps may be on for hours and only flash once and only stay off for a couple seconds, sometimes may flash two or three times and then stay on for hours. Any helpful hints would be appreciated!
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2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L rod bearing VIN: 2B3HD46R4Y
I'm in deep on this one. Customer wanted to repair bad timing chain, tensioner, and guides due to slapping. I thought I heard another noise but wasnt sure for all the chain noise. I fixed the timing well. Anyway #2 rod bearing was shot. I tried a new one. Plas...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L outside temp VIN: 1D7HA18NX2
Hello crysler techs, this one has me stumped. Just replaced engine, had hood off. cust came back to say the outside temp is not reading. I verified the complaint, at the time nothing was working on the overhead console. did quick check of fuses all ok. cust re...
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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 3.7L Misfire VIN: ID7HA18K76
vehicle came in for runs bad and ses lite on. scanned ecm found code po304. checked compression , changed plug, changed coil with known good, checked coil pulse good, shecked inj. pulse ,good. did inj. drop test 14 #. should run like a dream but doesn't, pleas... Trouble codes: P0304
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L radio VIN: 2FTEX18L1V
came in with complaint of battery goes dead in 2 days...found if radio fuse pulled draw goes away...radio seems to work fine...also conection for antenna very rusty with no sign of water damage
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L readiness monitors VIN: 1FMZU32P5W
after repairs and in order to get it to pass smog, i cannot get any readiness monitors to go "ready" except for the egr. i have done the drive cycles correctly, i believe.
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2FMZA5145W
Code P0340 is stored. We replaced the cam position sensor with no change. Tried setting the cam synchro in the proper postiton with special line up tool and with lab scope. Code keeps coming back. Has anybody else run into this problem. Plugs and wires were re... Trouble codes: P0340
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1999 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU1868X
Hello all. This vehicle came in with a cel on and misfire code. Foiund failed plug wires. Replaced plugs wires fuel and air filter. Test drove runs fine. Returned vehicle to customer. 500 miles later vehicle comes in with po171 po 174 code. Check maf sensor wa... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Clutch VIN: 1FTNW21F1X
This Truck has a noise in the Clutch/Transmission area, sounds like a release/throw out bearing. Noise is present when clutch is engaged in neutral. Noise goes away if Clutch is released (no Trans. movement) but will start again if Clutch Pedal is at approx. h...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FTNX21F2X
this truck stalls intermittently. like somebody shuts the key off but not losing power through the switch. i checked the archives and the fix that matches this problem is the IPR valve. looking in alldata it shows it under the turbo and the part is $300.00. th...
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2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L second gear VIN: 1FAFP4041Y
Car came in with no automatic up shift to second gear. Shifted up to 3rd gear. Will not manually shift to second. Road tested and monitored the transmission. Computer was demanding 2nd gear shift. Used Modis to Bench test solenoid body by Fords test procedure....
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2000 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FACP73WXP
intermittent mil light with no codes. car runs fine...???
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2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Power Seat VIN: 1FMFU17L34
Seat will move to the forward most position at will. No trigger action has been identified. May move every 10-15 seconds for 8-10 times in a row. May not move for several days at a time. Can be stopped by hitting seat switch on side of seat to the rear movemen...
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1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L Temp Gauge VIN: 2GTEK19R2W
Greetings GM techs. This 98 pickup came to us with the complaint of appearing to overheat on a fairly regular basis. Customer said that the gauge had started running between the 210 to 260 mark and at times the "check gauges" light would even come on as the ga...
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2003 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 2GTEK19T63
Noticed a delayed & harsh shift when attempting to engage into second gear, mostly noticed during moderate acceleration up hill. The TSB discussing replacing the pressure control solenoid & reprogramming describes the symptoms reasonably accurately. Shift seco...
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1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1HGEJ8643V
after checking timing found timing belt to be off a tooth and customer had plug wires routed wrong. removed timing belt and reset to correct marks reassembled, put plug wires in correct location.car wouldn't start found rotor button to be 180(according to mitc...
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2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD7884C
hi we have an 02 honda crv with a p1164 checked the wires to the sensor from the ecu and everything checks out ok. we put a autopart international a/f sensor in the car. the car was fine for a couple of days came back with the same code. told the customer to g... Trouble codes: P1164
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2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4L No Start VIN: 1HGCM56364
this vehicle was brought to me as a no start. cranks no start. scanned-found code p1009 dealing with vtc. was able to get it to start by holding gas pedal to the floor. ran horrible and wouldn't idle. customer stated vehicle ran okay when parked then not drive... Trouble codes: P1009
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2002 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L unable to fill gas VIN: KMHWF35H82
I work for Infiniti, and the system seems simular, but with no book, I am at a loss. We normally have to replace gas tanks for this condition as the on board fuel recovery valve is located in the tank and is not a servicable item. I wanted to know if this is a...
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L reflash VIN: 4S2CK58W6X
Hello to all aftermarket techs. I have a 1999 Isuzu Rodeo. Personal vehicle which I use as my primary transportation. Yes, I should know better... The computer took a dump. So, I installed a used computer out of salvage yard. The problem is that now my fuel ...
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L brakes VIN: 452CK58W9X
well i have a wierd one. this thing came in for a general look over and we found it had a low brake pedal so we checked all the brakes and found the front are good. the rear were bad. so we replaced the rear shoes,wheel cyl.,and the drums all the hardware was ...
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4GZ78SXW
This vehicle is driving me crazy! It may go a week before stalling (seems worse with real cold weather). Of course it's my Daughter's vehicle! an d I'm hearing it! When it stalls, I loose lights at the bottom of the dash (SES light, seat belt, charge indicatio...
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2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L power windows, locks, mirrors VIN: 1J4FF48SYL
i,m sure some of you have seen a similar scenario: from the drivers door module(ddm), which controls power windows, locks, and mirrors, nothing works. from the passenger door module(pdm), the power locks will unlock and lock with key off. with key on or engine...
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1J4GW48S33
Thanks in advance for the help. So far I replaced the throttle positioning sensor and that cleared the eratic idle for a little bit. But the volts came back up to 0.57 and the eratic idle came back. I've searched everywhere looking for leaks and haven't came a... Trouble codes: P0123, P0442, P0455
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1995 Land Rover Range Rover County Classic 3.9L no communication VIN: SALPV1245S
This range rover came in with a flahing abs light and a steady cheak engine light. I have tryed to communicate with the abs and the ecu and had no luck. I tryed our launch scan tool that should work(lists 1995 as a year it will communicate with) and i tryed to...
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2001 Lexus LS430 4.3L Steering VIN: JTHBN30F41
The car drives like the gear box is stiff (like in the old days when you could adjust them) it needs constant correction when on the highway. I have pulled the tie rods off the spindels to check the ball joints for stiffness and found they are free. There are ...
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1991 Mazda MPV Passenger 3.0L power steering VIN: JM3LV522OM
This van belongs to my shop owner.He had recently wrecked the vehicle,front bumper,fenders,hood,grill.It also kinked the power steering cooler tubing in front of the condenser. I relaced the tubing.The van was driven 4 or 5 miles before repairs.After fixing li...
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1992 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L reverse/4th gear gone VIN: JM3LV5230N
Hi, thanks in advance for your help on this one. This is on my shop van. I have had it for about 5 years now and where I didn't pay much for it, I really would like to get it fixed so I don't feel like I have a time bomb on my hands. The van has not failed us ...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Keyless Entry VIN: WDBGA32E5S
Car came in with the complaint of the remote keyless entry not working. Checked that the key fob batterys were good! Found that the power door locks didn't work at all. Checked fuses. Found fuse number 11 in the trunk blown (Window lift, luggage compartment li...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBJF55F9V
Hi all in IATN land. Have a problem child here. Car would start and idle poorly. When pressing the throtle the engine would not increase RPM at all. All testing pointed to a bad throtle body. Replaced throtle body and turned key on, engine off for 2 min. Car w...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L Hydraulics. VIN: WDBFA76F2X
Good day ladies and gentlemen, your advice would be appreciated. Customer states car was left in home garage for 6 to 7 months without being started. Got to car last month and battery discharged...customer used a 2 amp trickle to start it next day. Customer...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L srs light VIN: WDBJF6571B
Need help on this E-320 SRS light.Came in w/SRS light on. After clearing codes on airbag module,still have B1315-003.Cannot find diag. chart on MOD for this code.Scanner code descripion is front pass.seat/child seat recognition module/component b-48 open or sh...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L error message for light sensor VIN: WDUAF3F532
Car came in setting the warning message for the "light sensor". I can see the values for the upper sensors next to the rear view mirror under the over head control panel, but could not find where to check the sensor in the hood. The sensors in the windsheild s...
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1986 Nissan 720 2.4L Cuts out VIN: JN6ND16S5G
This truck came in running terrible. I quickly found the intake and exhaust coil wires switched on the cap. After switching them back, the truck runs great until it is under load. When the exhaust coil turns off under load the truck cuts out almost completely....
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1996 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N6SD16S3T
Hello to all. This truck has been scanned and there are no codes stored. When it runs, it fires right up and the truck runs GREAT. Starts fine most of the time. When it doesn't start, it turns over and the injectors seem to be working for you can smell a lot o...
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1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1CA21D0T
Car cuts off but will restart. sometimes it run good then the idle fluctuate between 750 and 350 then cuts off.
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07X41
This truck came in after failing the state inspection with these codes plus one for the HO2S2 B2 sensor. I replaced the sensor, cause that was the only code returning on a drive cycle. Now that problem is history, but now these two codes are popping up. The P1... Trouble codes: P1110 (camshaft timing control related code), P1135 (valve timing control problem bank 2)
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2006 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L A/c control VIN: 1N4BA41E76
HI Y'ALL!! What a mess I have here. 06 Maxima no a/c control. It always blows lo fan and 64 deg. When we puuled the panel, the ribbon connector in back of control head is plugged into the controller. the cable is only 8 inches long and There is no connector on...
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1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera S 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3AJ84N6N
car starts good cold, but then shortly starts running poorly sometime puts black smoke out tail pipe, but not always, suges vacume fluctuates as well as fuel pressure. then for no reason will straiten out and run good, then will go back bad, ecm checks ok, cat... Trouble codes: 42 (ESC code)
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1996 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.1L coolant fans
please help i think what else can be done again replace missing relay relace computer replace coolant temp sensor
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1998 Subaru Legacy 2.5L battery VIN: 4S3BA6854X
Hello to all Subaru techs. We have been blessed with this Subaru. Initial complaint was that the battery died. So, we put a new battery in it and tested the electrical system and draw. All checked good. Gave the vehicle back to the customer. 4 weeks later, t...
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1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L cooling system VIN: 4S3BD6856X
Thank you for reading this rather long post; for I am at a loss and seeking advise on this matter. I don't even know where to start so I'll give you the history on this car. Late last fall a long time customer brought this Subabu to me for an overheating prob...
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1996 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Speed Sensor VIN: 4T1BF12B9T
I got a Avalon that keeps comming back with the same codes and the same symptoms. Car came in with 137440 miles with a code p0500, p0770. Car would barely make it up my drive on rack and was slipping really bad. Got a junk yard transmission for it put it in, s...
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1995 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L no heat out of vents VIN: WVWEE83A3S
Car came in with little to no heat. Replaced t-stat, air lifted and filled still no heat. Replaced water pump, air lifted and filled still no heat. Replaced heater core, air lifted and filled still no heat. Has temp drop across heater core, 130 on one side 200...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L ABS System VIN: WVWAH23B51
Hi all, I have some problems here which probably have simple solutions. The car is displaying brake fault on the display, the ABS and EPS lights are on, the brake warning light is on (!) and all of my scan tools and VAG COM will not connect to the ABS system....
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADP6339X
Hey Gang, This bad boy is finally whipped. As mentioned in my update we installed a "Jury Rigged" test light setup for injector #1, but with a slight alteration. Using a conventional 12V bulb draws too much juice form the injector and actually causes a miss... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multible misfires), P0301 (1 misfire), P0306 (6 misfire).
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L battery VIN: WBAFA53541
Unfortunately ! The battery draw never happen in the time customer left the car , so they start to be impatient and we let them pick up the car with another new battery from Interstates to make sure is not the battery was the whole problem (I think so). We als...
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2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L Surge VIN: WBAGN61020
Yhis car have not come back yet.Many technician suggest to try to find air leaks using smoke test method.If it come back we will double check the air leak.Thank you for your help.
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2005 BMW 740Li 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WBAHN61096
The valve tronic geomerty is out.It cause #5 MISFIRE.Very interesting.Another dealership also have the same #5 misfire problem cause by the valve tronic geomeety is out.Another 740Li come here to disassemble the engine so we have a chance to check.Thank you f...
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2001 Buick Regal GS 3.8L headlamps VIN: 2G4WF55161
WELL THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED TO MY HELP REQUEST. IT WAS THE MUTI FUNCTION SWITCH. GROUND WIRE AT SWITCH AND LOW BEAM LIGHTS WORKED. I THOUGHT THAT THE SWITCH WAS PROBLEM BUT DEALER WANTED 300.00 FOR SWITCH. FOUND ONE AT WWW.BROCKSUPPLY.COM FOR 45.00. WHAT A ...
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2004 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Wipers VIN: 1G4HP52K24
Sorry for taking so long to close this post. The customer has not returned with the vehicle but called to say he had to plug the motor in as it was going to rain (we left it unplugged when he picked it up so we would not burn the new motor out) now he says tha...
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1991 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 7.4L Surge VIN: 2GCHC39N9M
Well we all can call this one fixed. I want to thank all of you that chimed in. A lot of very plausible test for us to try. It was Brad from my home state that hit it right on the head. We first checked the basics on the engine and found that the disturber to ...
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1994 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L downshift VIN: 1G1BL52P55
Well, this one is out the door and customer is happy he didn't need a new transmission.Edwin suggested that the quad drivers in the pcm can cause this problem. I did a little deeper testing with a solenoid near the pcm and found that would fix it.Ordered rebu...
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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L power seats VIN: 3GNFK16Z63
Thank you to all the shops that responsed to this problem. The customer has not brought the vehicle back, so we are unable to complete the repair. Our next step (if we get the vehicle back) will be to try diagnostic with an upgrade to our Modis. We are gett...
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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LTZ 4.2L Surge VIN: 1GNDS13S33
Hey Guys thank you to all who replied. What we did to the truck was wash the throttle body and the truck seems to be fine. The problem was very intermintent but we know the throttle was sticking open. We also told the customer he may need to buy a new throttle... Trouble codes: P0105.
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19T64
After reading all the emails, I checked the Cat Converter and found it was the problem as well as a sensor. Thank you to all who sent emails with great advice. Trouble codes: 300 (random cyl misfire).
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2005 Chevrolet Malibu 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ZS54F15
sent to dealer for a flash update, thanks guys. sure is helpfull to get ideas. This was about to drive me nuts, but a flash fixed problem. Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean bank 1).
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2006 Chevrolet Uplander 3.5L starting VIN: 1NGBX54KD6
THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR REPAIR INFO,THIS CAR WOULD ONLY ACT UP BELOW 20 DEGREES AND IT WARMED UP BEFORE I COULD TOTALLY TEST,BUT WHAT I DID WAS I REMOVED THE FUSE/RELAY BOX UNDER THE HOOD IT HAS THREE LOCKING CONNECTORS ON THE UNDERSIDE.I PUT DIELECTRIC GREASE O...
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1981 Chrysler Imperial 5.2L Speedometer VIN: 2A3BY62J7B
First, I apologize for the wait on this close, I just wanted to be sure everything was copacetic before I closed it out. My thanks to all who replied. Don [...]. gave me two part numbers, one of which I had already tried, and the one for a Dodge truck. That one...
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2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L left turn & running VIN: 1C3EL55U01
Thanks to all who replied, there was lots of useful help. Well come to find out the customer was not telling me all the story, (because it's usualy cheaper if they don't tell us what really happened). As I stated in my post that there was normal power to the l...
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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 4.7L will not go into any gear VIN: 1D7HA16N15
There is a bullition in all data # 21-007-06 that covers a DELAYED shift after changing fluid and filter's. We had replaced the spin on filter with an after market filter. We got the dealer filter and refilled tranny and it shifted like new right off the bat. ...
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2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7KS29A57
I'm sorry but the truck is still not fixed and I do thank all who responded . I believe that there is contamination in the injectors and have removed them and send them in for tasting. I will not post again on this or any other questions on iatn because I will...
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1991 Ford F-350 Custom 7.5L Brakes VIN: 1FDKF37G2M
Well I really don't know what helped but I replaced the front calipers because of a bulliten that I found, I also pinched off all three lines and determined that the problem with the spongy pedal was in the right front. Could not figure out why but that is w...
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1993 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU32XOP
Hello Fellow Techs, I want to say thanks for all the help from the 15 techs who replied to my request. Last night I searched the IATN archives once again and found a post by Ken Lenhart on 05-05-05 with symptoms very similar to mine. A new PCM fixed the stal... Trouble codes: P0176.
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1995 Ford Aerostar XLT 3.0L engine VIN: 1FMCA11U0S
We found that when we swapped the engine we disturbed the injector harness and two injectors were not getting power. After fixing it the problem was gone.
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2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L no power VIN: 1FDXW46F71
The exhaust backpressure sensor was reading 45 psi at idle. The terminal in the plug was pushed out causing the reutrn signal to not be grounded. There were no codes present. Repaired the terminal end and now is all well. Thanks to all that replied I did lear...
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX21S94
I am closing this without a fix since the customer took the vehicle without any repair and has not returned. To answer the replies, the O2s were installed over 6 months ago (very little mileage between now and then) and I cannot remember whether the O2s were ... Trouble codes: P0135 (B1S1 O2 Heater Circuit Malf.), P0155 (B2S1 O2 Heater Circuit Malf.).
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2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L power steering VIN: 1FDXE45S36
HI GUYS, THANKS TO ALL WHO RESPONDED!I'LL START BY SAYING,WE HAVE A FLEET OF THESE BUSES FROM THE AIRPORT THAT WE HAVE PUT MANY A BELT, TENSIONER, POWER STEERING PUMP,& IDLER PULLEYS ON, SO ALONG WITH TRIPLE CHECKING ALL OF MY WORK,I WOUND UP PUTTING AN IDLER...
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2000 GMC Jimmy SLS 4.3L Left front axle VIN: 1GKCT18W2Y
Thanks for the info. Here's what I found out. The original LF axle I replaced was the original from the factory. The second time it fell out it damaged the front diff., so I replaced it with a used fron diff., @ replaced LF axle with a used one. The axle came ...
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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCG55801
thanks to everyone for so many replies . i called my friend back and relayed that this manifold should come off for an effective repair . it was plugged all the way and i don't think cleaning would have been effective . the 99 2.3 does not have the cover plate... Trouble codes: P0401.
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2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Coolant reservoir VIN: 1HGCG55432
The advise received was one of two choices; either the oil cooler to coolant interface leaked or the block is cracked. This car does not have an oil cooling system, so that leaves me with the experience of about 8 guys that the block is cracked or porous. I sh...
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2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5J6YH28523
THANKYOU FOR THE CONFIRMATIONS. DEALER DROPPED OFF SENSOR THIS MORNING. AFTER MARKET SENSOR WOULD READ 2MA AND NOT CHANGE. INSTALLED NEW SENSOR AND SAW CHANGES IN VOLTAGE. TEST DROVE, NO LIGHT. I'M HAPPY. THANKS AGAIN. Trouble codes: P1157.
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L p1763 VIN: 1J4GC48511
Well it turned out that the new solenoids we bought from the dealer (governor pressure solenoid) was a P.O.S. we got another one and no more problem. Thanks
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2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L door locks, windows VIN: 1LNHM87A53
MOST ALL RESPONSES FELT THAT WATER INTRUSION IN THE DOOR TOUCH PAD AND OR LATCH ASSEMBLY MAY BE THE ISSUE HERE. ALSO COULD BE THE DOOR AJAR SWITCH STICKING AS FORDS DO. THE OWNER DID NOT ALLOW US TO GET FURTHUR INTO DIAGNOSIS OR REPAIR AT THIS TIME. THANKS TO ...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L airbags VIN: WDBNG7J41A
I want to thank everyone who offered suggestions. First, it was the pump. Even though it was working, it could not overcome to pressures to lift the car once it was bottomed out. I also noticed i gained an extra inch of height at all 4 wheels which tells me th...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L cooling fan VIN: WDBNG70J92
thanks guys for the help, special thanks to Mirek, for explaining how the system works, what we found was the high/low pressure switch had a corroded connector causing the fan to run on high all the time. so richard from new york was right also. It is also nic...
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2003 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS 2.4L front end,rear suspension. VIN: JA4LZ41G13
i had hoped to get away with sway bar bushings or links on this car but ended up replacing struts thnaks for the help
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07Y71
Thank you very much for all your replies. I did replace all the coils, with Nissan parts. If I had a bit more time, I would have done some current ramping, as some of suggested. I also appreciate the insight in that even if I could pinpoint the intermittent c... Trouble codes: P1320 (Primary Circuit).
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1991 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1P4GH44R2M
the engine controler fixed this one . It definitly had to see all 4 wires to iac switching from 0-12v when you brought it off idle. Something to remmember. Trouble codes: 25 (idle motor circuit).
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2000 Pontiac Montana 3.4L starting curcuit inop VIN: 1GMDX03E04
thanks for all the help . we replaced the + end & the battery all seems to be ok .
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2006 Pontiac G6 2.4L Misfire, Loss of power VIN: 1G2ZF55B46
Thanks to the people that replied. When i had taken out the O2 sensor it was not enough to release the back pressure. We replaced the cat and it took care of the problem.
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2001 Saturn L300 3.0L bcm VIN: 1G8JW52R11
I apreaciate the replies. Unfortunatly the anser to the error message is not available to any of us.GM in it`s infinate wisdome thinks we cannot handle such deep thoughts.I will solve this problem. Then the answer will be posted. Thank you.
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JF1GG29612
Thanks for all for the helpful replies. After confirming cam timing and going as far as to remove the catalyst at the turbo to confirm that turbo was not damaged or exhaust restricted, I proceded to ck power and grounds at the pcm. Both ok. I did find a myste...
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2003 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Black Smoke VIN: JF1SG65653
Again thank you all for your replies. The Air Assist solenoid valve was the problem. We did remove the idle control motor and clean it, also removed the brand new Bosch air fuel sensor and install the factory Hitachi brand just in case, but it made no differen... Trouble codes: P0068 (map pressure circuit range/performance), P0065 (air assisted injector control performance).
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2005 Subaru Forester XS L.L. Bean Edition 2.5L Pressure control solenoid "b" VIN: JF1SG676X5
Thank you for the replies I recieved. This was a bit of a tail chaser because alldata and our scanner (vetronix mastertech) both said the code was for solenoid "B". Code p0778 is actually for the 1-2 downshift solenoid according to the transmission shop. Repla...
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