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1998 Acura RL SE 3.5L ABS light on VIN: JH4KA9689W
ABS light is on. I have located what I think is the abs diagnostic connector under the passengers side dash. I have tried shorting the connector but cannot make the light flash. I followed the directions in Alldata but had no luck. Does anyone have any tips fo...
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1999 Audi A4 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUD28DXXA
Customer complained of intermittent no start because of dead battery. He said sometimes you will hear a noise like a vacuum cleaner under the hood along with a puff of smoke. When he dropped it off we did hear the noise but didn't see any smoke. The noise is t...
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L take off VIN: WAUED24BXY
this is kinda kicking my rear end, this was a used car it was sold then left out shop, later like 4 days to return with shifter display on dash all lit up in limp home mode, starts out in 2nd gear. Now I don't have access to a Vag-Com but we did take it to ano...
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L srs light VIN: WBAGH83411
We have an srs light we cant turn off, The problem started when the cust, stated the light wasnt on until he left the car set for several months.We found the postive side of the battery had came apart and caused the terminal to go bad, as well as the battery. ...
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2001 BMW 530i 3.0L module VIN: WBADT63471
We had a code # 51 with a clone gt1 that carried a description of brake lamp or pressure switch, we replaced brake lamp switch, came back a week or so later with the brake feel like they apply, we check for code and got 51 again- we then checked with a modis a...
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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L timing cover VIN: WBAGN63483
hello all, i have an e65 with the infamous coolant leak from the timing cover. i have seen this job done with the engine out but i am going to attempt it in the car by way of removing the oil pan and jacking the engine up. my question is, if i do it this way, ...
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2007 BMW 525i 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: WBANE53567
Greetings, customer complained of overheating.Cooling system is full, no leaks. Voltage at electric waterpump is 12v.The waterpump seams to slow down almost to a stop and then run full speed again. Are these pumps variable speed or is this pump failing.Thanks
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1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD52B0R
code 41 will not reset and the service engine service soon light stays lit. any help would be great Trouble codes: P0041, P0053
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1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L No Start VIN: 1G6KD52B4R
no start when its cold. fuel pressure is ok, i got injector pulse good. spark is ok. to start we have to advance the distribuitor. no codes. new timing chain replaced. new ingnition module, pick up coil. i have check the timing base, it is correct.
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2002 Cadillac DeVille DHS 4.6L tcc siloniod VIN: 1G6KE57Y12
customer came in saying ses light would come on then go out after awhile. Now stays on all the time. scaned for code, p0741 came up.Doesn't seem to have any driveablity problem, and drives alot further before ses light comes on after changing filters, fluid, a...
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1984 Chevrolet C10 Suburban Silverado 5.7L not sure VIN: 1G8EC16L9E
Ok, I didn't find out until the customer came to pick up the vehicle that what my "service manager" had wrote up as "check thumping noise in front end", has been a problem he has been chasing for awhile that was refered from another shop after they balanced th...
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1997 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 5.7L very high idle VIN: 1GCHK33F6V
engine rpm @ 2800 rpm. smoke tested - okay. throttle plate closed. scanned for codes - no codes. swap iac, and pcm - no change. tried unplugging other sensors,no change. iac reads .o counts. unplug tps- still high, also has 5 vol ref. has 4.8v ref sweep(wot). ...
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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L dash lights VIN: 1G1JC5242W
hello fellow techs, need some help on this one. car came in with all the dash lights on check engine, theft, low coolant, oil light, abs, park brake drl light flashes. vehicle has extended crank and seems like it is flooded but will start and run fine. cust h...
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1WF55E81
i have no prior repair history since this is a used car wouldlike to know if anyone has ahad this problem and if it can be related to passlock system security light is not on
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2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 5.7L temp VIN: 1G1YY12S52
hi guyz thanx in advance.i have 02 corvett.no drividility issue.sitting still temp goes to 230 deg.fan comes on and than auge goes back to normal in middle which is 220 deg.when driving gauge stays at 220 and do not go up.come stop minute later see the gauge s...
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2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L top end VIN: 1GNDX03E82
This motor has an intermittent slight ticking noise at idle and certain intermediate rpm ranges coming from top end.From ice cold start, no ticking usually.After slight warm up but not full temp, tick may appear.I have heard similar ticking on 3.1, 3.4 and3.8s...
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2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Battery/Alternator VIN: 2G1WF55K72
Hi All! Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance. Vehicle was towed in approx. 2 months ago with dead battery. Tested battery with "Snap On MicroVat". Failed. Replaced and ran complete system test (batt, alt and starter) Alternator failed. Repl...
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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDS13S14
Thanks in advance. Car came in last week with p410 code. Was able to command pump on and watch O2 mv drop below 75. It didn't stay below 75mv long the diag info didn't say how long it should. There was no water in the lines and the air sol opened and closed an... Trouble codes: P0410
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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC12F44
Have all standard test for evap leaks.Looking for some G.M. exsperience as to known weak parts.(tank sensor,solenoids etc.. Thanks guys Trouble codes: P442
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L driver side heat VIN: 1GCHK29254
customer complains that driver side will quit putting out heat. passenger side works fine. this has dual climate controls. replaced heat/ac control module still same problem. checked wiring TSB and it seems to be ok. have the mastertech but can't seem to get i...
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.6L torque converter
this truck came into the shop with a complaint of will not move if you try to climb a hill from a dead stop. verified customer complaint. if you try to climb anything more than a 5% incline from a stop, the truck will not move, and will not rev past 800 rpm, w...
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2001 Chrysler 300M 3.5L blower VIN: 2C3AE66G51
blower doesn't come on till PCI buss (PCM to BCM purple/yellow) is open for about 10 seconds whether the engine is running or not. the BCM dings (5 sec.) then the blower begins to blow (5 more sec.) and works in all speeds correctly till the ign is cycled off....
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1994 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Misfire VIN: 1B7KF26C9R
while engine is running it will run fine for about 1 minute then start missing on one or two cylinders for about 20 second then smooth out.gets worse while driving,seems to be sucking air from somewhere. is there a fuel pump in the tank ? it has a fuepump rela...
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Starting VIN: 1B4GT54L0W
This van came in with a no start. It will start and stall three times and then won't crank. I replaced the Ign. switch and it works for about two weeks then acts up again. Then I checked all the circuts and replaced the BCM and reset the theft det. It worked f...
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2003 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1D4GP25353
Good morning everyone. This dodge is giving me a very hard time. In 08/07 vehicle came in with a died and will not restart complaint. We found the PCM had died because the oil pressure switch had leaked oil and the oil had wicked up the wire and in to the pmc....
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2FMZA5144X
Hi folks. I'm out of ideas so I turn again to you. This Windstar came to us with a concern of MIL on and running rough. Found P0174 and PO305. Then I found #5 plug wire had been "repaired" with electrical tape. Also inspected plugs and found green residue on a...
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2000 Ford F-150 5.4L cruise control VIN: 1FTRW08LX1
truck came in for cruise inop.well cruise works but disengages itself.performed self test and system passed. hooked up dvom and back probed cruise module@ pins 4,9,7,6,3,5,1,and10.im not loosing any of my inputs going down the road while backprobing each of th...
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2001 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FMSU43F11
This trauck came to me a no start after some one else had been working on it for the same thing and got no where. It has 53 psi fuel pressure at the heads, 2800 psi icp on my scanner data, and does pass injector buzz test. when I received the truck it was 8 qu...
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2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L manifold VIN: 1FMCU03182
I am looking for an exhaust manifold,front near radiator. This one is broken where the front port connects to the plate at the head. Ford and Mazda are both back ordered. Napa and O'Reilly's don't offer it, and Steven's has one for a year earlier that the O2 s...
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FMZU83K93
Hi guys, I don't normally work on fords but, this vehicle belongs to a good friend of mine so, I need some help. The vehicle runs fine but, occasionally when she puts it into reverse is stalls. and sometimes it doesn't. there are no codes and, the only lead I ...
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2004 Ford Freestar 3.9L Unknown VIN: 2FMZA50614
Hello all, I have this van that is not giving up to easy. This only happens about once every 10 stops. It has rear disc brakes but just before u come to a stop it makes a noise like a drum brake would sound when the shoe snaps back at the backing plate. i have...
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW145X4
We have this truck we've been going round and round on, this thing is low on top end power and runs rich. Upon checking for codes I found a P0172 and P0175, the customer replaced MAF with used and also a remanufactured one. Checked data and found MAF off. Baro... Trouble codes: P0172 (System too rich), P0175 (System too rich)
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2005 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTYR14U65
Cylinder #1 misfire. This misfire is present all the time. compression is 160 as are all others, running compression is 90 as are all others. Good spark, tests at 50kv available. we swapped spark plugs with #3 cylinder with no difference. we swapped injector w... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0301 (Cylinder 1 Misfire)
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2005 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L draw VIN: 1FTRF12235
vehicle came to us with no history.(USED CAR) customer complained of a no start,and thought it was the after market alarm system. we found the battery was dead and it was the wrong battery for the car. we installed correct battery and began to check for a draw...
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2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Timing Belt VIN: 1HGCG56611
Hello Honda Techs, I was wondering if someone could send me a schematic of the timing belt and balance shaft belt alignment marks. I have one from alldata but the alignment of the balance shaft is not clear to me. I replaced both belts and the car runs great ...
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2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCG665XX
Have a lean code on this Accord with no driveability symptoms. P1071 was a current code when vehicle came in and was initially tested, now has become a history code after a few road tests and a collision at the shop today. Dented fenders aside, fuel trim, ST 1... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean)
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2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES15532
Vehicle came in with CEL, codes P0336: CKP sensor intermittent interuption, and P1298: ELD high input. Customer states vehicle will start to cut out violently, CEL will illuminate, and then vehicle becomes almost undrivable. It took several test drives and man... Trouble codes: P0336 (Crankshaft sensor A circuit range/performance), P1298 (ELD high input)
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2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGES15512
Vehicle came in for gear lube change, eng. mount, and irregular idle. MIL was on. Only code P0505 was in ECM. Factory procedure from alldata called for bypassing iac and observing idle speed- if still improper try cleaning passage in throttle body. Cleaned thr... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle control system malfunction), P1519 (iac circuit malfunction)
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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SB12B34
Vehicle has been in many times for same problem, Have replaced o2 sensors, throttle body, cats, crank and cam sensors, intake gaskets, egr, purge solenoid, fuel pump and regulator, fuel injectors, knock sensor. Have involved Hyundai tech assistance all along t... Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel trim rich Bank 1)
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1994 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S2CY58V71
Customer brought in a crank no start Izuzu Rodeo, 3.2 SOHC... HAVE good fuel pressure,spark, injector pulse...pulled plugs and tubes full of oil that ran down into cylinders...had low compression on couple cylinders at first, but believe it was due to fuel was...
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Ride comfort VIN: SAJHX1040X
The customer has brought the car back after the last visit with the same complaint, that the ride seems rougher to her than it once was when passing over rough surfaces. I set her tire pressure and drove the car last time it came in and looked into costs for s...
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L radio VIN: SAJDA01C91
this car is spooky. lock the door and the radio turns on. unlock the doors the radio turns off. lock the doors and the radio turns on. you can reach through the window and turn the radio off. the the draw goes from 3.454amp to 1.25amp. i am thinking something ...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L shifter VIN: 1J4GW58S0X
customer orginal complaint was engine starting in overdrive position also at times will not move when shifted into overdrive to move out ...will not move but will when pulled down into second...will operate and shift as normal... any ideas thanks, Duane
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2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FT47S51
Hello group, I have one that has been wished on me. This truck was involved in an accident. The owner hit a deer on the driver side front corner. The car was taken to a body shop and repaired. I have found several things that were left undone. Those I have rep... Trouble codes: P1694 (ccd message from jtec failure), P1698 (no bus message from trans control module), P0300, P0303, P0304
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2001 Kia Rio 1.5L MIL Lamp on, Monitors unable set VIN: KNADC12371
Engine runs fine but the O2 sensor goes to less than a .05 volts at idle. after so long a drive the MIL comes on and sets P1166 Code. Also am not able to get enough Monitors up and running for a retest at Emissions.Check for any Vac leaks ond valve timing. All... Trouble codes: P1166, P0101 (MAF Sensor Malfuntion)
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2003 Kia Spectra 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: KNAFB12193
cust complaint of dies driving and hard to restart and hard start after fueling road tested for dying did not duplicate problem customer says hard to start after every fill up i took vehicle to gas station and added fuel vehicle spins over will not start hold ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0442
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2003 Kia Spectra 1.8L rear VIN: KNAFB12143
hi this is my own car. i am the first owner. ive been feeling this weird i guess rear sway or tracking like the rear of the car sways. like it realy windy out. but there is no wind. oh this is at free way speeds. 70 mph for 10 mins or so. only on the freeway. ...
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1995 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1YVGE22D85
We have a 95 mazada 626 V6 and would like to know will the engine out of a 1993 626 fit The engines look the same except for the distributor and for some reason the firing order is different .The connector to the dist. has the same physical characteristics. Ch...
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2002 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Stall VIN: JM1TA22272
I'm tearing my hair out on this one and it's a friend of my boss,so any help would be greatly appreciated. After the initial repairs for vacuum leaks were completed on this car I have experienced a stall under load which I believe to be from an overboost condi...
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1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, no power VIN: WDB1070441
This vehicle seems to run ok cold, but when it gets two or three miles on it starts to loose power. It feels like its starving for fuel. It wont go over 10 miles per hour I do not have any technical information for vehicles older then 1983. I was wondering if ...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC 5.6L loses power VIN: WDBCA45D1J
I have learned never to think that I have seen or understand every possible problem on these cars! Thank you in advance for any insight. Problem: The customer complaint is that the engine will lose power after approximately one mile of driving on only the firs...
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1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L No Start VIN: JA3AM84J15
I have this 3000GT that was towed from another shop. When it first got here we found it had spark but no injector pulse. We tested the cam and crank sensors with a lab scope and the show good patterns. We also tried a good ignition module and also disconnected...
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1993 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1HJ01F5P
Hello all would like some more input on this no start problem.This car has no spark or injection pulse.The check engine lamp does not light, if I ground at the ecm light will come on. The noid lights in the computer don`t light either. Checked all battery inpu...
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1995 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.8L TCC Code VIN: 1GHDU06LXS
GM Trans Experts: This van with a 4T60E came in for electrical diagnosis because the problem will go away imediately after an ignition switch cycle. Symptom is it starts out in 3rd gear. MIL is on and a P0740 TCC is set along with an occasional P1630 System V...
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1986 Porsche 944 2.5L inst. cluster, sunroof VIN: WPOAA0945G
This car came in with an intermittent total failure of the instrument cluster. What's unusual about it is the customer's observation that, when the cluster is in failure mode, the sunroof will not open fully. The sunroof will open to the position required for ...
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2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L dead battery VIN: YS3EF48Z9Y
hello everyone, got a saab that battery drains down, fuse 8 driver fusebox pulls 2.6ma fuse 8 powers(telephone conn - not used here),SID,half of interior lights,and SPA(one diagram says Secondary Air Pump, another says Auxillary Coolant circulation pump) eithe...
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2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Radiator VIN: YS3EF48Z1Y
This vehicle came in about the first week of Dec. with a leaking radiator. With the mileage we took it as a normal radiator failure. We installed a new Nissens and sent it on its way with no apparent problems. The vehicle came back the middle of Feb with the n...
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2000 Saturn LS2 3.0L speedometer VIN: 1G8JW52RXY
Hello Fellow Techs, A two part question if I may please. I am working on a 2000 saturn LS2. The speedo does not work at all. I do get accurate vehicle speed readings on the scanner through the PCM. Also, I can do a gauge sweep through the BCM and all gauges s...
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1999 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L shifting gears VIN: 4T1BF22K2X
this car will shift threw all gears without fault if shifted with light pressure on shifter. if shifteded hard,will feel as though cables aren't aligned properly. when driving in 5th gear,you can not shift down to 4th unless you put in neutral then to 4th. gea...
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2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Steering VIN: 5TENL42N71
Customer brought in vehicle complaining vehicle would have strange erractic steering & vehicle would turn by itself. During road test we notice vehicle have a slow return to center during left & right turns. Vehicle pull to the right with no ther symptoms noti...
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1991 Audi 200 2.2L No Start VIN: WAUGD0443M
going over all the info provided the rpm sensor and the crank sensor tested fine noticed with the coil wire off the distributor cap and cranking have a single spark which lead me to the hall effect tested failed replaced fired up
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L power steering VIN: WBAGH83481
Well thanks for the replies. After a little prodding the customer finally came clean. This has been an ongoing issue for years. I just recently worsened. The hard steering has been coming and going for some time. They stated the in the past if you cycle the ig...
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2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L a/c control VIN: WBAGN63414
Replaced the A/c Control Head (IHKA) and the system is working fine. The past three afternoons the temps have been in the low 80's and the A/C request on 68. All functions normally. I had the BMW dealer install the part and re-code the car (1400.00 ouch!) beca...
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1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4GD2217S
i would like to thank everybody for their help. i borrowed a smoke machine,the vacuum leak was between the intake and the supercharger.those smoke machines are worth every penny Trouble codes: 171 (fuel trim lean).
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1999 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2G4WS52M4X
Thank you to the people that offered replys. My customer has not returned to let me try some of the things suggested by you people. I had a lot of people ask about the coolant tempature sensor. This can't be the problem because I'm unable to adjust the idle us...
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L check engine light VIN: 3G5DB03E72
Customer has been driving vehicle for over 2 weeks with no check engine light on and no known drivability issues. I appreciate all suggestions and everything everyone said was either already done or checked but unfortunately none fixed the problem. Transmissio...
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2003 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4HP52K23
replace transmission.need valvebody and overhaul and torque converter Trouble codes: P1811, U1040.
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2006 Buick Terraza CX 3.9L Rt slider door VIN: 4GLDV13146
thank you for responses. we removed the access panel at the rt rear and exposed the module for the rt slider door. we had discussed the problem with identifix also and checked power and ground. noted the add on module for the Braun controls. it had connectors...
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1979 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 5.0L pinon VIN: 1Z37H9B425
thanks for all the repiles i took it apart it was a pitted pinon and the pinon barings are shot ps i am takeing a spelling class i do fix car better then i spell---mike s
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1994 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L No Start, ecm1 shorted VIN: 1GNDM19ZXR
Thank You To All who Replied, Alex [...]. You were Close when you said the injector wiring near the throttle body. The wire loom that runs over the Bank 2 Valve Cover had rubbed through and the Smallest wire Chafe i've ever seen was grounding out on the Middle Val...
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2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L security light VIN: 2G1WX15K22
Thanks to all who replied this Monte is fixed. I replaced the ignition switch and key and cylinder w/ passlock sensor. I appreciate all your help. Trouble codes: B1440 (Power mode mismatch), B2958 (Passlock), B2964 (Key in Ignition).
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2004 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1D4GP25384
After double checking power and grounds to the pcm everything was good I hit the pcm with a hammer and I got a data stream from the pcm to the scanner and the van cranked and run I replaced the pcm with a reman from N.P.C. out of Houston,flashed and ready to g...
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Misfire VIN: 1D4GP24R85
thanks again for all who replied to my issue. I had a hard time with the relpies that stated the vehicle would need a pcm reflash due to the fact that I could feel the misfire and it showed up on the scanner. and only happened to the oem champion plugs and not...
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2000 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L ABS light VIN: 1FAFP42X8Y
Thanks to all that replied. Special thanks to Cormac in Ontario who sent me specific tests to run . The fix was an ABS module assy. and a reprograming. IATN is GREAT !!!
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2002 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FDAW56F32
THANKS TO ALL WHO RESPONDED THE PROBLEM WAS THE 2 SCREENS IN THE PICKUP WERE PLUGGED WITH ALAGE. THE DEALER CHARGED THE CUSTOMER 3,OOO.00 AND THE CUSTOMER LEFT WITH THE SAME PROBLEM BUT WITH THE HELP OF IATN AND ALL OF YOU WE FIXED IT. CHALK ONE UP FOR ALL OF ...
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2005 Ford Five Hundred SEL 3.0L oil VIN: 1FAHP27185
Ok I found that the front section volvo oil has no service schedual. When I checked the fluids Both oils looked good. It is important to replace the rear (Gear oil) due to warranty and our local dealers amazing ability to get out of doing any warranty work. ...
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2005 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L spark plug VIN: 1FTPW12545
I did not have enough room at the rear plug to weld any thing to the broken extractor. Its just too far down inside. I tried several types of drill bits with no luck. I had pre-warned the customer that spark plugs could break and our procedure if that happende...
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2003 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L radio VIN: 1GKDT13563
It seem that i have a hard radio to get unlocked. Ive tryed the the codes you can get off ebay but it does not work. They say because my radio is a RDS radio it can only be turned back on by a tech 2 or the dealer
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2005 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L rear overhead dvd VIN: 1GKEK63U45
There dvd/tv unit was sent back to the rebuilder for repair, there was not a program procedure for the region setting. Thank you for the replies.
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1995 Isuzu Pickup S 2.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JAACL11L1S
Fuel pump fixed it. Well as it turned out I was not alone to find multiple meanings for this code. However Dave from Ontario noted that a rough running engine can set the code 33 for the injectors. And it was really confusing why after it ran for a short while... Trouble codes: 33 (Fuel injector ciruit fault - output terminal open or grounded), 33 (Fuel injector ciruit fault - output terminal open or grounded), 33 (Fuel injector ciruit fault - output terminal open or grounded).
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L hydraulic cooling fan VIN: 1J4G2585XC
Thanks to all 3 respondents. Jay from New York was spot on...There was a restriction in the hose assembly. The hose was internally breaking down, like a brake hose will, and resisting the fluid flow. Works fine now. Thanks to everyone.
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2000 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1J4FF58S5Y
sure enough after removing cylinder head and removing lifters, one on #5 was severly collapsed. thanks to all who replied,customer decided to replace the one lifter, Cam appears to be okay but they dont want to spend the money to find out, time will tell. FYI ... Trouble codes: P0305 (cly 5 misfire).
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2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L no 4/3 downshift VIN: 1J8GL58K02
I wish I had a better response to this problem. It went away for about a week, then surfaced again. Customer is contemplating a new transmission or trading it in. Thanks to the folks that offered their experience.
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1991 Mazda 929 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JM1HC2220M
well thanks for all the info, what i found is fuel pressure maitained untill a load was requested and no volume from pump immediate drop in pressure under crank but when i stopped cranking pressure right back up. replaced fuel pump and unit runs ok. again than...
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2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L head lights VIN: JM1BK343X4
Not a lot of replies to this one but all 5 were none the less helpful. Seems we were in the right area with the pjb, (passenger junction box as I learned its called). Pulling the headlamp fuses from the pjb does kill the lights so from there out there is no pr...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF52H56
I found the harness to the ambient air temp sensor on the right side coiled along with the right fog lamp harness. It looks like the vehicle had a tire blowout and damaged the wiring harness, resulting in a short on the fog lamp circuit and melted the four wi... Trouble codes: P2069 (Ambient temperature sensor open).
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2004 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1MEFM55S44
Thank you for the help. Numerous hits for fuel quality, fuel samples, spark plugs, etc. One very interesting web site It talked about rolling resistance of new tires. It was something concrete I could ...
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1994 Nissan Sentra SE 1.6L no start VIN: 1N4AB41D3S
hey guys thanks for all of the info and i have fixed this car it turned out to be a bad battery only showing up at night under load replaced battery and i havr not had any other problems since.
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2001 Nissan Patrol 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1TESY61A
Thanks to all that helped. After speaking with local Diesel expert we tested inlet to injector pump for air bubbles, as air and/or poor quality diesel will log that code for pump feedback, found air stream coming from primer/filter assembly, replace and fixed ... Trouble codes: 77 (p7 fuel injection feedback).
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2000 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G2HX54K8Y
Finally got the chance to fix this car. First repaired the exhaust leak. Then apon further inspection I found the fitting for the vaccum hose to the brake booster had a crack in it. The customer has drove the car for little more than a week and said the mileag... Trouble codes: P1602 (Loss of electronic brake traction control module serial data), P1626 (Vehicle theft deterrent fuel enable signal lost), P1811 (Maximum adapt and long shift).
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1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Stall VIN: YS3DF55N7V
So I replaced the crank sensor just because. Clamped off the purge hose. No difference. Last week I soldered the j37 power supply junction for the IAC. Still stalled. Of course once a day when the customer is driving it. I'm going to install a test light in th... Trouble codes: P0507.
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2003 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L air bag VIN: 4S3BH63563
First off I just want to thank everyone who replied! This site is great and I will continue to be a member. As for the issue I traced down the wiring and found the front impact sensor wires pinched behind the bumper. Looks like the vehicle may have been in a a...
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2003 Suzuki XL-7 Touring 2.7L Unknown VIN: JS3TX92V93
The problem found out to be a bent pinion gear tooth. Would walk almost off the ring gear every 8th tooth. Installed new ring & pinion, problem fixed.
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1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TANL42N0W
tested system again and check wiring to the ecm. has signal up to connector at the ecm. removed connected and found no signal at the pin to the ecm. replaced the engine wiring harness an fixed the problem. Trouble codes: P0402.
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2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder 1.8L No reverse VIN: JTDFR32093
Well, after extended our researchs and replaced the shifter controller, reignitialized. The trany shifted thru all gears. Thank you Earl, Fred and Joshua for the help!
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