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1996 Audi S6 2.2L brake pedal VIN: WAULA84A6S
hello again, we have a 96 s6 avant, 2.2 turbo here in the shop, and the brake pedal will pulsate when you press it, even when the car is stationary. we cannot feel or hear the abs pump run when this is happening, no fault codes are stored in the abs system. if...
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1999 Audi A6 2.8L steering VIN: WAUDA34B7X
Hello audi techs! I have this audi here with a hard steer to the right. It will bind up only turning to the right. It will bind and the release and continue turning right like nornal. If you turn to the right in will bind then release, and if you continue tur...
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1994 BMW 840Ci 4.0L Unknown VIN: WBAEF6324R
we have a problem with this 840. the defroster is always on and blowing hot air on windshield. no matter what setting on the climate control. I am not really excited about taking the dash out of this car. Has anyone seen this problem and could advise me? Jeff
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2001 BMW M3 3.2L rattle VIN: WBSBL93421
we have the transmission and driveline out of this m3. the pinion seal was leaking heavily so we replaced it - i heard quite a lot of rattling when shutting off the car - sounded like a bad dual mass flywheel problem. since we allready had the exhaust and driv...
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2003 BMW 530i 3.0L door VIN: WBADT53453
Does anyone have a way to open a locked door on this 5 series? The passenger front door is locked. The lock button comes up when you pull on the inner handle then drops right back down when you let go. It will not unlock manually or with the central locking.I ...
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2005 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L No Start VIN: 5UXFB53535
hello all you beamer specialists.i have this x5 that will intermitanly not start,when you turn the key it will just keep cranking till you turn it off.then maybe on the next try it will start right up or it might take 20 more cranks.it was manufactured on 1/05...
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1994 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NJ75SDY98
This car came in with the AC not operating properly. It would not stay on Auto with the AC on. Repaired the AC system and reassembled. Reconnected the battery and now the vehicle stalls and sets a code P0083 24X Reference signal high. We have disconnected the ... Trouble codes: 0083 (24X Reference signal high)
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1991 Chevrolet R3500 Silverado 7.4L lock up VIN: 1GCHR33N3M
some thing is commanding pcm to apply torque converter lock up to go on and off causing vehicle to surge while driving at steady speeds on freeway. does anyone out there know what might be causing this. no dtc code, no check engine light on.
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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L speedometer VIN: 3G1JC5241W
customer came in with speedo not working checked vss and connector all looks good used test vss to confirm still not working all data shows 2 wires going from vss to pcm no other connections should there be reference signal or is this a voltage generater type?...
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1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L hvac VIN: 1GNDT13W7X
This Blazer has auto hvac. Sets code B0408, B0415, B0416. With temp knob in any position and blend knob in any position, the blower motor (in any speed position) will move from high to low. If blower is high heat will come out, when it automattically switches ...
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1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEC16R4X
vehicle come back 2 days later with same po410. no blown fuse. fired up pump, and can hear pump come on, removed out flow hose, and felt no air pumping. remove casing of pump, and found propeller stripped from motor shaft. naturally thinking faulty new delphi ... Trouble codes: P0410
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L 2-3 shift VIN: 1GCEK19T1Y
Hello folks. Bear with me here. This 4L60 transmission does have P0748 (EPC code), but I think it also has other problems. The shift solenoids "A" and "B" are sequencing properly for each gear, 1 to 2 shift ok if a bit harsh, but when shifting second into thir...
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2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L abs VIN: 2G1WH55K21
This car will set code c1232 left front wheel speed sensor open or shorted.c1233 right front sensor open or shorted and c1248 drp disabled.We have watched each wheel speed sensor and they read right.fixed broken wires and installed gm bearings in both front wh...
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WF52E51
Hi I have 2001 Chevy Impala 3.4L with a code #PO401 EGR flow Insufficient Detected, a EGR valve has been replaced twice no vacuum restriction or leaks are found on it wiring harness appears ok after clear codes the PO401 code appears under 39 to 41 mph. during...
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L piston slap VIN: 1GNDT13S52
Hi folks, this is a request for shared experience based on the 4.2L piston slap condition. This customer wants to know if remaining service life can be determined for her Trailblazer engine. We have confirmed piston slap and see minor scuffing on the #6 cylind...
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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Electronic VIN: 1GNEK13Z84
Hello Fellow techs.I have this vehicle that came in with traction control system disabled message on dash.Traced that problem to a bad BPMV replaced it but not the ebcm for it. The system was working fine but now the customer complaint is on dry pavement when ...
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2004 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L security VIN: 1GNDT13X94
Hello to all GM techs... We are blessed with a 2004 Chevy Blazer which has a security problem. Approximatley 10 months ago and 8K miles... this customer came in with codes B2960 and B2961 in the BCM complaining of an intermittent no start and security light....
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2006 Chevrolet Colorado LT 2.8L tire wear VIN: 1GCDT196X6
18k miles and inside and or outside of tires show excessive wear. we have several of these trucks in our fleet and they all wear the tires early. does any one know why they are eating up the tires and will a z-height adjustment be necessary. all front end comp...
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2003 Chrysler 300M Special 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HE76K03
Hello to all. Get code P0340 "intermittantly" when CEL light comes on vehicle looses power and looses cruise control. Customer pulls over, shuts the car off and restarts. Then the car is fine. Cam amd crank position sensors were replaced with aftermarket produ... Trouble codes: P0340 (camshaft position sensor)
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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L Cluster VIN: 2C4GM68455
Hello fello iATN members, I need some help on this Chrysler. Customer complains of three symtoms. Intermittantly, while driving they will hear a chime (seat belt), the BRAKE and ABS lights will come on and the instrument cluster lights will flash. They all hap...
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L flex plate VIN: 1B4GP44GXY
customer states that the van makes a light clicking noise for a short while, during warm up then disappears. i have verifed that the noise is audible at cold start and for 5 min. after initial start. removed the convert inspection pan, found no witness marks, ...
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L master cyl VIN: 2B4GP54L51
We bled and flushed the system. We followed the abs bleed procedures for chrysler using our Verus Scanner. We pressure bled system, bled abs, and rebled mechanical several times. We did get air out of the right front caliper but after pressure bleeding the air...
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2004 Dodge Durango Limited 5.7L Rear Heater VIN: 1D8HB58D44
Rear Heater blows cold air. I know that this vehicle has an auxiliary coolant pump. (Is this only for the rear?) Prior generation Durangos had blend door problems, the stop would break and the actuator would force the blend door off its axle and then it wouldn...
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1998 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L ABS Module VIN: 2FTPX28LXW
The ABS does self test and light goes out and then the yellow ABS comes back on. Alldata gives some tests but they must be checked at module connector. AD indicates you must pull dash to get at module??? That can't be right. Second problem is that Code 16 indi...
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1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 5.4L right rear blinker VIN: 1FDWE375XH
vehicle came in with right rear brake light and directional not working. right front direction does work but blinks fast like a bulb is blown out. left side front and back work fine.checked all wires for breakes ok if i power light wire at fuse box light works...
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1999 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Electronic VIN: 1FMZU24EXX
hey all this explorer has no 4x4 low it does not ingage and light dont work has a p1804 code trans high circiut so when i did pinpoint test it tells me replace the gem module still same problem i called ford they said the motor on transfer case sometimes stick...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Output Sensor code VIN: 1FTNF21L31
This truck belongs to a good friend and has been in a shop off and on for the last 9 months. Last year the truck had MIL lit. He asked me to look at it. I told him I'm not familiar with Ford and replaced the Output speed sensor with OEM part.Problem returned. ...
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2002 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Cuts out VIN: 1FMEU17L42
calling all ford guys I need some help on this 2002 ford cexpedition you can be driving along and the tach will drop out the theft light will flash very rapid the engine runs real bad like its missfiring no codes in pcm do have dtcs in the inst module they wil... Trouble codes: U1147, U1262
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2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L ssa VIN: 1FAFP34P1Z
Hi everyone. This is a vehicle i bought to sell. Came to me as a bad transmission no overdrive goes into neutral. Another shop replaced suspected solenoids no change. I bought the car put in a used low mileage trans (59000). I still have the same problem with ...
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2005 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA51685
Vehicle came in on the hook with the trans. shifting funny.Found codes p0715 Turbine Speed Sensor Cir. Fault and p0717 Turbine Speed Sensor Cir No signal.So I was going to check the T.S.S.Cleared the codes and went on a test drive.Ran ok at first then started ... Trouble codes: P1270
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2002 GMC Savana 2500 5.7L won't run on CNG VIN: 1GCGG25R52
I have a customer who just bought an "ex" government vehicle. It is a 2002 GMC savanna 2500. It is a bi-fuel (CNG/Gasoline) vehicle. The vehicle is only running on gasoline. I believe there is an electrical problem that has to do with the selector switch. It i...
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2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L coolant Leak VIN: IGKDT13532
Coolant Leaking from front timing change cover, above and below head gasket line. Question being if replacing timing chain cover gasket will fix the Coolant Leak, or is the head gasket the problem with the leak??
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2007 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKFK63817
I have a 2007 GMC Denali that has a code po121 throttle/pedal position sensor A circuit range/performance.No other codes were present, pending or otherwise. The check engine light will go off after a certain period of time , then back on again.It can take a fe... Trouble codes: P0121
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1997 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S6CM58V2V
This Honda is made by Izuzu. Engine will idle high and and stay there until Tps is disconnected it will return to normal idle and stay there. Tps voltage stable but throttle precentage will start at 0% and then go to 4% (it still has a normal ible at this time...
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1997 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L question for techs VIN: KMHJF24MOV
I was doing a inspection NYSI. The costomer ask me a question about the pcm. She was inform that the pcm goes bad, and was insisting that that i check it... i told her that i can check all input and ground wiring but to determine if there is a problem with the...
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2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L drivers side headlight VIN: IG23SFG998
hi hyundia techs guys i'm away from an information system for awhile and i'm trying to help a friend out . the drivers side headlight is dim at all times ( just like a bad ground ) the light bulb will work just fine using my power probe so the lamp is ok . i ...
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1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JMKCA21A2X
Please someone out there help! I've been going in circles checking and checking and still no luck. This headache came in for a smog and failed for nox at 15 mph.25 mph also high. Check for codes none found.check o2s all ok, check fuel pressure meets specs,chec...
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1970 Jaguar e-type 4.2L cylinder head
Dear friends: This is the third time that I have asked for help in regard to a Jaguar XK e-type. I had this car running beatifully for several weeks but as the engine continued running I detected a coolant leakeage along the cylinder head gasket, so no ques...
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: IJ4G248S4Y
Im having trouble with this jeep. Car came into the shop with a MIL. there was only one code present when it came in P0304(cylinder 4 Mis). i cleared the codes and tried to duplicate the syptom. i noticed that if i rev. the car at 3000 rpm for about 30 seconds... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305, P0302
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2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L shifting VIN: 1J8GL58K26
When trying to shift into 4wd it is very hard to get it into 4wd. Trying to use the 4wd in 4wd dirt, mud, snow, etc. it just doesn't want to shift into 4wd unless you hold your tongue just right or cross your legs while facing north. Regardless it just doesn't...
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2005 Kia Spectra5 2.0L Rear Pads VIN: KNAFE161X5
Students inspected following car in brakes class and it will be back tonight for rear pads. Owner says never had brake pads replaced. Rear pads worn paper thin both sides. Front pads still have close to 50%. Park brake feels normal. No TSB for brakes on alldat...
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2005 Lincoln Town Car Executive L 4.6L unintended accelerat VIN: 1LNHM84W55
This lincoln was in an accident and the driver said he could not stop the car from accelerating. We drove it extensively and could not prove a fault. I had my tech check all the basics but he found nothing wrong. Two days later my alignment tech was pulling it...
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2008 Mazda 5 Sport 2.3L Passenger seat
Hey out there Mazda, (and maybe Ford) techs! This fine example of Japanese engineering continues to set a B2290 (passenger side Occupant Classification Status code). The airbag is the new generation type that needs to know where the seat is in relation to the ...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Dome Light VIN: WDBHA29G0X
Customer came by and said that dome light will not go off after opening and cloing any door.If you turn dome light off it will stay off until you open door again and then you have to turn lights off manually. This applies to front and back lamps. Spoke to my s...
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2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEHM55S41
This car barely runs when cold,wont idle, surges at idle. first off sets missfire code on 1 and 3. After it warms up a bit it will set the lean codes, after it has warmed up the car runs great and idles smoothly. I swear i hear a vacum leak but on checking mos... Trouble codes: P1774, P0171, P0301, P0303
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2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 3.0L Unknown VIN: 4A3AA46H91
I R&R the automatic tranny on this one with a low mileage 2005 model tranny. The original problem was no movement from tranny at all. Now I can't get the thing to shift out of second. It has just first and reverse. I wonder if 2005 tranny will work in my 2001....
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1992 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L boost gauge inop VIN: JN1CZ24H3N
hi, i need some information on the inoperative boost gauge. i cannot find the vac. schematic anywhere. there is a solenoid and a boost sensor and then the gauge. any help would be great. if someone could fax the vac. routing to me at [...] please. the b...
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2001 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4BDL01D1
Hello all, ive got a nissan altima here thats been giving alot of techs problems so the customer brought it to us to gtive it a shot. its a 2001 altima and when the vehicle is cold it will crank and start but die immediatly almost like it has a severe vacuum l... Trouble codes: P1612 (nats), P0325 (knock sensor)
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1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.1L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1G3WH52M2S
This car came into our shop for a motor replacement. We ordered a motor from a reputible dealer here in town that we have had dealings with in the past without any problems. The replacement motor looked real good to all of us here in the shop, but when it came...
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1996 Oldsmobile Achieva SL 2.4L thermostat VIN: 1G3NL52T6T
Original scan tool data had code for taking too long to warmup. Removed exhaust to access t-stat housing and found thermostat missing, I am unsure exactly how the thermostat goes in. It appears to fit better pointed towards the radiator which is upside down. I...
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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Int. will go dead VIN: 1G2WP52K02
Customer brought the car in and said that it needed a new battery. Checked the battery and tested the the charging system. After completing the test, the charging system and battery passed. I found that it had a drain in the system. Pulled fuses and found when...
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2008 Porsche Cayenne S 4.8L Engine Oil VIN: WP1AB29P78
I'm not much of a Porsche guy as far as seeing to many of them for repair. I have a customer with a fleet of Ford truck that I service. He has a 2008 Porsche Cayenne with 24,000 miles on it and he asked me when I thought the oil and filter should be changed, I...
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2002 Saturn SL 1.9L clutch VIN: 1G8ZF52892
this clutch was replaced with OE clutch at 90,000km by my shop. The customer has owned the car since new, no kids driving. The car left and everyone was happy... Car shows up again slipping with the clutch engaging at the top of the pedal, removed transmission...
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2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 4T1BF32K12
Tha car came in with transmission fluid coming out of the bell housing when the car is in gear. and check engine light on with service code p0770.Is this as simple as putting front seal in . or is it more than I think.transmission seems to work ok. Thanks
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2003 Toyota Prius 1.5L Hesitation, Turtle Light VIN: JT2BK18U33
First of all, thank you for reading this and for the help. PLEASE do not tell me how I should not be working on a hybrid. I went to Toyota school when the 1st gen prius came out, so I know about the dangers of these systems. I do not claim to know it all, I ju...
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1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWEE83AXT
I Recieved this vehicle with a check engine light on and code p0411 stored. I checked the usual causes for this code. Including the fuse on the relay and the relay. They both check good. I powered up the pump motor from the relay terminals, the pump runs and h... Trouble codes: P0411 (secondary air problem)
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSG69M21
This Jetta came in with 15 codes most pertaining to shorted injectors. There is a dead miss on number five cylinder. The way this vehicle is wired I can not get to the injectors to test without removing the upper intake manifold. I do not see any place that lo... Trouble codes: 16684 (16689-), 16689 (16645-), 16645 (16657-), 16657 (16651-), 16651 (16660-), 16660
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WVWHH63B31
this car came to me rom another shop,they had changed the timing chain tensioners on both banks of the engine.after they did that the check engine light comes on with codes 341 and 346 i believe they were for the cam sensor circuit - performance.i removed the ... Trouble codes: P1340
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSG29M91
Hello vw techs. Got this one running poor. Missing on 1 and 5. No spark to 2 and 5. Tests showed that the computer was not controling, sending a signal on the wire to the ignition module to fire the coil for 2 and 5. May be an issue with coils on this car as ... Trouble codes: P1579 (Imobalizer)
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2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L Fuel gauge VIN: WVWZK63B63
Fuel gauge has a sporadic operation, intermittently the fuel guage shows empty and next time it reads full. Sometimes after filling tank up needle takes a long time to reach the full position. While driving needle is going up and down, especially when taking a...
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1997 Acura TL 3.2L expansion valve VIN: JH4UA3640V
WELL THIS ONE WAS FAIRLY EASY, ALL I HAD TO DO WAS PULL KNEE BRACE ON DRIVERS SIDE THEN THERE WAS A COVER ON THE EXPANSION VALVE, YOU PULL THAT AND IT IS PRETTY EASY TO ACCESS YOU JUST MAKE YOURSELF REALLY SMALL AND CRAWL UNDER DASH. THANKS AGAIN FOR THE RESPO...
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2002 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L abs module VIN: TRUWT28N92
OKAY EVERYONE, IT WAS INFACT A FAILED ABS CONTROL MODULE, INSTALLED NEW ONE, INITIALIZED STEERING ANGLE SENSOR AND LONGITUDINAL ACCEL SENSOR AND ALL IS GOOD. THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP GUYS!
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2004 Cadillac Escalade EXT 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 3GYEK62N84
This was a very embarrassingly simple repair,it was all in the abs,traction control and not in engine management at all.Edward from Virginia suggested turning off the traction control at the button and take it from there and that did the trick.All of the pr...
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2000 Chevrolet C3500 7.4L No Start VIN: 1GSG123456
I'm sorry for the delay.I was in Kenya for 2 weeks.I replaced the ignition switch and every thing is now working like it should.thank you very much for all the replys.
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2000 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L Speedometer VIN: 1GNEC13TYR
Guys thinks for all the help found to be pcm customer declined to fix vehicle
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2000 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GNEK13T3Y
truck is fixed done all checks compression [...] pressure tested cat. injector test showed number #4 to be promblem injector, then smoked system, intake leaking alot. replaced intaked gasketts and #4 injector no more misfire cycles. changed plugs and wires also...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.0L reduced engine power VIN: 1GBJC34U54
The vehicle is fixed, turned out to be a ground wire that is part of the throttle actuator control module circuit. It was located at the a/c housing on the passenger side underhood. Trouble codes: U107.
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1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L door ajar VIN: 2C3HE66G1X
thanks to all for the help, finally traced it down to the bcm, customer found used bcm, installed and door ajar light finally went off. Again i would like to thank everyone for the help
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2005 Chrysler 300 (Car) C 5.7L Surge, MIL Lamp on, throttle issue VIN: 2C3JA63H05
Well at this point I am going to post it as a no fix. I got a lot of good info from the three members. I also talked with the customer more and found more out, first off when it lurched forward and he had the accident it was last spring almost 9 months ago, so...
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1995 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L hard start hot VIN: 4B3AU52N7S
THANKS FO THE REPLIES BUT IT ENDED UP BEING THE DIST, AGAIN, REPLACED AND ALL IS GOOD THANKS
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L strut tower VIN: 1B4GP44L0Y
HI GUYS, THANKS TO EVERYONE (21 RESPONSES)FOR YOUR INPUT.WE ORDERED THE PARTS FROM CHRYSLER.WE RIVETED AND WELDED THE PLATE IN PLACE AND SEALED ALL THE SEAMS.IT WAS A BIT OF A JOB BUT IT TURNED OUT WELL.THE CUSTOMER IS SAFE AND HAPPY AND AFTER ALL THAT'S WHY ...
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2008 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck Laramie 6.7L turbo/wastegate VIN: 3D7MX48AX8
I actually didnt fix the truck but convinced the owner that the module is most likely the root cause of the problem. He has decided to take it to the dealer and have it hooked up to the DRB3 and pay whatever it costs to get it right. I will wait to hear from h...
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1985 Ford F-250 6.9L Surge VIN: 1FTHF2612F
Thanks for the help, we found that the injector tops or return side of injectors, the orings were leaking. We replaced the tops and orings as a kit from the dealer and new return hoses. The customer says the problem is gone and the truck has more power, so he ...
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1992 Ford Thunderbird LX 5.0L Starting VIN: 1FAPP62T9N
Great tool (IATN)!!! Thanks to everyone for the help on this fix. The problem ended up being a shorted lighting module. I had some good suggestions. Jason, John and Tim saidto check sun visor lights. No problem there with those circuits. Other suggestio...
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1993 Ford Escort LX 1.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FAPP14J5P
i fixed the vehicle.i just now was able to respond.someone had broke the idle screw,it was frooze in the throttle body.i had to adjust the throttle body braket to get 1 volt on my tps.car idles great.customer did not want to fix the idle screw correctly. thank...
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1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L O-2 open/closed Loop VIN: 1FTEX15N6P
Hey folks again thanks for all the help. So after wasting 45 hours chasing something normal. Special thanks to Rick [...]. I learned something not even the Ford Men I know knew. That Fords of this generation do sense long term cruise and default into wh...
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1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L oil in coolant VIN: 1FMEU17L2V
I removed the oil cooler , pressurized it, no leak. I checked the gasket at the block, from oil cooler and radiator hose, gasket ok . head gskt leaking customer declined tear down thanks for all the replies
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L dome light VIN: 1FTNX21FXX
lubed the heck out of both switches and found that when passenger side door was open dome lite would not come on.opened &closed both doors several times, now dome lite is working properly.
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2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FAFP36301
Thank you for all the replies. We looked into all the suggestions, even the relay was good... It ended up as a bad fuel rail pressure sensor as I was leaning towards. Installed new sensor...what fun... and car has been starting ever since. All the other sensor...
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2003 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L 1st, 3rd gear ratio incorrect, press. control sol. VIN: 1FMZU75W83
Thanks for the feedback on this vehicle, after doing line pressure testing and testing the sol. pack I found bad internal parts. Rebuilt trans and issue was fixed. thanks again
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2004 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L hydraulic clutch bleeding VIN: 1FTZR45E54
WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE WHO TOOK THE TIM [...] TO ANSWER, THE FIX WAS TO PUMP THE CLUTCH VERY QUICK 25 TO 30 TIMES, HOLD THE PEDAL DOWN AND OPEN THE BLEEDER, DONE THIS UNTIL THERE WAS MO MORE AIR, LET THE CAR SET OVERNITE & DONE IT AGAIN THE NEXT DAY GOT 1 MO...
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1996 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 4.3L covertor 1 and 2 shift selenoid shift timming sele
hi guys first off a big thank-you to iatn and all those whoos part of this orginatation and evry one that replied got the truck to act up on me checked fuse 20 trans fuse and bingo had 5.4 volts also check at pink wire at switch and trans had 5.4 volts replac...
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1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L 1-4 shifts VIN: 1HGCG1658X
Well you IATN Guys rock! virtually all replies indicated the transmission was junk and needed replacement thus saving me valuable time that could be spent elsewhere making money. Initially a reman transmission from local Honda dealer was over $1800 but I espec...
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2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA03T13
Replaced air mass meter and car has been driver 1000 miles we call this a fix. Thanks, Stewart
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4GZ58S8V
ok thanks for all the replies. first this one was really difficult but i am finished. ok so after further testing i grab a timming light and find that i have an iratic timing jumping all around so i grab a socket and ratchet pulled the dis cap and looked to se... Trouble codes: P0201, P0108, P0320, P0351, P0138, P1391.
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2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SALTY12431
Thanks for the replies. I really liked the one that said keep your fingers crossed. I took the inspection cover off and could see the back of the block and it was dry. Most of you pointed out the valley gaskets leaked. After cleaning and rechecking I replaced ...
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2001 Lexus LS430 4.3L Steering VIN: JTHBN30F41
The fix was the rack & pinion, the custumer slid into a curb and then the problem started. I got a call from a local technician (sorry I cant remember his name I'm very bad with names) he said the center shaft will bend if you hit a curb and can cause a stiff ...
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1998 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L blend door VIN: 1LNFM91V8W
I DID INSTALL A NEW HEATER BOX,THE ORIGINAL ONE DID HAVE A BROKEN BLEND DOOR ALL IS GOOD THANKS TO ALL.
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L stuck in limp mode VIN: WDBJF55F7V
Thank you too all that replied.The problem was the trans computer.Got the computer from a benz dealer which was a reman and reprogrammed as well.Was able to talk to a benz specialist who rebuilds trans for the dealer were i got the computer from, and told me...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L driver door VIN: WD13HA24G1
well we are still trying to fix this one went to mb shop they cant tell me ether but i think there is a draw and it is pulling battery down and that's why we loose communication with doors we will let you know the fix later thanks to all help this sit greet
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2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRC33402
Well, all 4 replies mentioned that replacing the o2 was probably wrong, that the sensor code was a symptom of what was most likely an air leak, more likely in the exhaust. While I didn't find anything worthwhile by smoking the exhaust, I did find that the cat... Trouble codes: P2270, P2096, P0136.
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2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS 3.8L No Start VIN: 4A4MN21S94
Just to update- we dont normally supply such little info- i was hoping for something simple everyone but i knew about, fuel pressure normal (48 psi)no codes and we have not got the car to act up since day one (acted up that one time) - i think the customer is ...
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2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L lifters VIN: 1V2C3G456G
hello folks, thanks for all the advice. i didnt have time to soak overnight so i went with the oil can technique. i found that if i applied good steady pressure by hand for a few secs that the lifters with no preload would eventually bleed down into preload sp...
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1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Starting VIN: 1G2NE52E9X
THIS CAR IS A NIGHTMARE. I HAVE DONE EVERYTHING SUGGESTED AND DIDNT FIX ANYTHING WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE SECURITY LIGHT. I CHANGED IGNITON MOD, BOTH CRANK SENSORS, MASS AIR FLOW,LOCK CYLINDER AND HOUSING,FUEL FILTER, CHECKED TEMP SENSOR, FUEL PRESSURE AND V...
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2005 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5Y2SL63845
Thanks to the 4 who replied to this one. We took another look at the connector to the TAC and found some corrosion there. Since the second replacement module made the car run well but allowed the lamp to come on, we felt that one of the connections might have ... Trouble codes: P2103 (Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High).
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2002 Saturn Vue 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZCZ63B62
THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED. MOST OF YOU SAID TO RETIGHTEN THE INTAKE BOLTS AS PER A TSB. JUST BEFORE I WAS ABOUT TO DO THIS I DECIDED TO CLEAN THE MAF. ALL CODES ARE CLEAR SO FAR ! ABOUT 200 MILES AND ALL READNESS CODES ARE SET !! SO FOR KNOW IT SEEMS OK. IF N... Trouble codes: 0171 (lean bank 1), 0174 (lean bank 2).
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2004 Subaru Forester X 2.5L transfer case VIN: JF1SG63654
Ok almost all 14 replies were the same. Change the fluid and drive in circles was the most popular response. This I did adding 1 qt of synthetic fluid as per some suggestions. This definitely made it better but not completely gone. Some said it may take a whil...
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1990 Toyota Pickup 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, lack of power VIN: JT4VN13DX5
Could not come to any conclusion on this problem and customer did not want to spend any more time checking vehicle out due to he is selling vehicle and did not want to put any more money into vehicle.
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: VWCC21VX14
THANKS OFR EVERYBODY WHO HELPED I BELEIVE THIS ONE IS FIXED.IT LOOKS LIKE THE A.I.R HOSE GOING TO THE AIR FILTER WAS DISCONNECTED PUT IT BACK ON AND CODE HAS NOT RESET.SO I AM CALLING IT FIXED.THANKS AGAIN Trouble codes: P0234.
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L No Start VIN: WVWAK73C56
THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED BACK. STEPHANE FROM QUEBEC WAS RIGHT ON. TWO IGNITION COILS SHORTED OUT CAUSING A FUSE TO BLOW IN THE FUSE BOX. REPLACE FUSE AND TWO IGNITION COILS AND CAR RAN FINE WITH NO OTHER PROBLEMS.
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