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2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L monitors VIN: 2HNYD18613
Customer states battery was never dead. Catalyst and Evap monitors not ready. Cleared monitors and performed drive cycle. All monitors except catalyst and Evap ran and passed. Had customer drive car for 2 days with gas tank half full and still not set. No code...
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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L Rear tires VIN: WAUDH68D71
This one is realy odd. This car wore out a set of rear tires in 6k miles. This is the sencond time this has happened to him. We aligned this car in October he had 4 new Dunlops installed right after that. He has gone 6k miles and the rear tires are completely ...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Suspension VIN: WAUEH64BX1
Hey all,this lovely Audi likes to make a...customer says "it sounds like a golf ball rolling under the dash on turns",sounds like a creaking noise to me,left side,doesnt do it all the time,the faster you drive the more it will make noise. If you turn side to s...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L cel VIN: WAUEH64B11
Hello all thanks for your time in reading this. This vehicle came in with a CEL for converter warm up efficinecy below threshold (both banks), light has been on for about a year. O2 sensor signals do not appear lazy. Codes apply to the primary converters right... Trouble codes: P0421 (16805 Warm Up Catalyst Bank 1 efficiency below threshold), P0431 (16815 Warm Up Catalyst Bank 2 efficiency below threshold), P1296 (17704 Malfunction in cooling system sporadic)
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2003 Audi A4 Cabriolet 3.0L conv top, windows VIN: WAUAT48HX3
Water damage found. Flooded under driver's carpet. WET Comfort Module, KOMFERTELEKTRONIK [...]. Where is leak and how can I get module and all plug connectors to it? Coded for Central Convenience on VAG. No Convertible Top or window Ops. Alamr system in a...
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1994 BMW 740i 4.0L trans VIN: WBAGD4327R
thanks in advance, I have this 740i BMW with a drivability issue. Wile driving this car the shift program light iluminates and the trans defaults into what feels like it is in limp home mode. If you pull over and sit for a wile then restart things are fine. I ...
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L needs ECM VIN: WBAAM3331Y
OK, I am hoping someone out there knows the answer. This car needs a computer in it. I want to use a used computer, but the vin# is [...] I tried a EWS matched to the same vin#, it still did not work. It says the ZCS does't match vin#'s and I get an error...
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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L unknown VIN: WBAGL63452
Fellow BMW tech's, I have this E66 that is leaking coolant from a small hole in the timing cover just to the passenger side from the water pump. I'm not familiar with what might be causing this. I removed the water pump to see if there is a passage that connec...
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2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L lamp indicator VIN: XXXPM52336
This one seems trivial but has me stumped ... This car has a persistent indicator that shows that the right rear tail lamp is out. All lights work, there is no apparent corrosion on the bulbs, or sockets, the connector to the lamp assembly looks ok with no s...
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2001 Buick Century Limited 3.1L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2G4WY55J01
Hi all. This car has problems on acceleration. It has a miss/jerking and low power when accelerating. It happens most of the time, but sometimes not during the 1st minutes of a cold start. Otherwise during all accel, including on the highway. Also at times, wh... Trouble codes: P0405 (EGR sensor low), P0463 (Fuel level sensor circuit high / open), P1189 (Oil pressure switch circuit), P0300 (Random Miss)
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2002 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L MIL Lamp on
car came in with a po 340, 341, we replace tthe cam sensor, we also did a crank relean, computer never losses cam signal, but after hot restart, customers saids it will be hard to start, and check engine light will come on, customer has hard time leaving the c... Trouble codes: P0340, P0341
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1993 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.2L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCFK29C6P
Greetings GM diesel techs. This 6.2 came to us a couple of weeks ago with a misfire on the #4 cylinder which turned out to be a broken exhaust valve spring. Did a compression test on all cylinders [ok] and a leak down test on #4 cylinder to confirm that valve ...
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1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNDT13W4S
ok first time on iatn. we need help badly. we have this blazer that came in would not start? we checked fuel system fuel pressure regulator failed , as well as fuel pump. also has crankcase full of gas. changed oil new filter . still not running . will fire up...
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1997 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Differential VIN: 2G1FP22PXV
I have a 1997 Chevy Camaro in my shop with a complaint of a noise in the rear differential. It has what appears to be a clicking sound from the diff. when down shifting. So I took it for a drive and you can barely hear it but it's there. I also noticed a littl...
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L power door locks VIN: 2GCEK19R7W
hello and thank you in advance.. i have a 98 k1500 chevy that the door locks keep locking and unlocking themselves. i have replaced the lazy accuators,relay,and keyless entry reciever i have checked all grounds,unplugged both door switches and it still does it...
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1999 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1YY32G8X
first want to say thanks for taking the time to read this. ok i have a 1999 corvette auto trans that when started displays a "service column lock" message. my customer came from the dealer where they told him the recall for this problem was not covered on his ...
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2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1GBHG32F8X
"need some help techs" engine starts rocks idel up and down if i unplug opp/temp at top of pump engine will idel norm.i have my 5 volt ref on yellow and gray wire from pcm please give input i did change opp/temp with known good all grounds were clean and good ...
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L no start VIN: 1GNDT13S22
Three months ago the customer jump started the vehicle backwards. Customer replaced the 125 amp fuse. We first saw the vehicle two months ago for an engine knock. We installed a used engine and the vehicle left out. Two weeks after, we towed the vehicle in for...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L transfer case VIN: 1GCEK19T84
Customer brought his truck in because it was making noise, traced problem to blown transfer case. Installed reman transfer case & new encoder motor. The problem is it won't lock into 4W high, the light will flash & then go right into auto 4wd, it works like it...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK13T45
pull codes po332 knock sensors. removed intake to inspect wires and sensors. found rear knock sensor very rusty and broken apart. removed and replace 2 sensors / harness / intake gaskets. cleared codes gave back to customer to drive. returned next day with a p... Trouble codes: P0327
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1999 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4C3AU52NBX
Hi guys, This Sebring came to me running. Customer complained of a rough idle. After a short test drive the vehicle stalled and was very hard to start. Only way to get it started now is WOT. Black smoke coming from tail pipe & LT fuel trim is at -25 on both ba...
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2002 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD36M72
I inherited this car from an independant dealer.As I understand it,the car had various codes including some misfire codes,they replaced the plugs and some coils and one o2 sensor.Car was running extremely rough at cold startup and it sets po132/152 shortly aft... Trouble codes: P0132, P0152
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2004 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L cooling fan VIN: 2C8GP64L24
hello i have a town and country van with 3.8l engine that will immit. blow the 40a fuse for the cooling fans. also sets a p0480 cooling fan circuit code. have replaced fuse and operated fan with scan tool unable too duplicate. removed the ipm (underhood fuse b...
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2006 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L power seats, heated seat VIN: 1231213132
just took a quick look at seat i will have it back in morning but what is happing is the fuse for the power seat is blowing when i unplug main harness under the seat the short is gone i know the short is in drivers seat just wondering if anyone has had problem...
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 8.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1B7KF23W21
vehicle has intense miss under load at all speeds,idles fine.plugs& wires are new and not damaged.no missfire codes,fuel pressure holds at 50 psi,also noticed occasianal loss of comms with ecm.only code found was p1391 cmp/ckp sensors tested good! Trouble codes: P1391
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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Shifts up and down VIN: 3B7KF23672
The transmission shifts up and down randomly after driving at highway speeds. The only code is P1629 but Alldata doesn't have a description for that specific code. The transmission was overhauled recently. The scanner data for VSS, ECT, and TPS is intermitten ...
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 5.7L MIL Lamp on
ram hemi 5.7 liter. came in with p0157. monitored pidata stream...found#22 cat monitor and #21 monitor start out at 1.27 volts cold. as monitors warm up,the #21 will hang at about .7 to .8 volts which is normal. the #22 monitor will also start out normally...t... Trouble codes: P0157
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2005 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L No Start VIN: 1B3ES56C55
Dodge techs: Was referred to this shop through another client. Client states that the vehicle would only 'chatter' the start relay, and starter when cranking, and then stopped cranking altogether. No communication with any module. Rebooted computer by shorting...
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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck ST 5.9L 1-2 shift VIN: 3D7MX48C76
truck came in with a 1-2 shift hunting, replaced gov sol and sensor, hunting is gone now no 1-2 shift unless you lift off the throttle, local dealer reflashed also tried tvva motor no change thinking problem is in shift valve in valve body not sure
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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDU34X4T
car came with check engine on, check for codes and got this code P0401 , found that the electric vacum actuator not working and i had no vacum to the egr valve, replaced the vacum actuator and now i have vacum to the egr. when i start the car and engine is col... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr flow insufficient detected)
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1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, pings badly VIN: 1FTRE1423W
Engine Pinging horribly on accell and cruise. Snap on modis with lates update 8.6 shows all data normal o2's varying, dpfe 1.02 volts, maf normal, fuel trims normal after doing intake and cleaning all egr ports. Engine seems to have plenty of power (dropped fr... Trouble codes: P0340, P0302, P0306, P0401
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTNX2NF0X
well here we go.i dont normaly work on these but it belongs to the towing service we use this thing came in on the hook yesterday with a no start customer stated it stalled out going down the highway so this morning i done a visual on it it wasnt showing any ...
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2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Door locks/shift interlock/gauges VIN: 2FMZA51412
One week ago I replaced the 15 amp fuse that supplies the gearshift interlock as it had blown. I told the customer that it might have been a fluke and if it happened again, come back. I really hoped she wouldn't! She returned today with the same blown fuse. I...
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2004 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3FAHP31334
came in as no start died when driving. scan code p0300 .got to start but runs like to is running out of fuel.getting fuel psi 45-60psi vehical is leaning out tryed maf sensor no change.has a electric fuel regulator my scan tool not read fuel psi snap on. other... Trouble codes: P0300
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2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L exhaust VIN: 1FMYU93195
I have what appears to be a cracked manifold/cat assembly on the rear cylinder head and cannot find any info on removal. Out the top? Out the bottom? Drop the cradle and lower engine? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Alek
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2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTPX14VX7
Vehicle ran fine was shut off then would not re start,had blown fuse # 33 this fuse is B+ for all 8 coils,both downstream o2 sensoes and the TCC solenoid replaced fuse turned key on blew fuse instantly, unplugged all coils replaced fuse blew instantly when key...
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2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Steering VIN: 1HGCM66503
Hey guys , I got a honda that came in with noising p/s pump no leaks so i put a pump on it from dealer and put in honda p/s fluid as well , well same noise like a low fluid or bad pump so i found a tsb on it for the pressure hose sucking air so i replaced that...
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2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Shift VIN: KMHWF25S72
I have this 2002 Hyundai Sonata that is having some transmission issues. Fist off it was in a couple weeks ago for an issue of not shifting. Come to find out the customer tried to take it out of park and it was "stuck". So he yanked really hard and destroyed t...
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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L failed state inspect VIN: KM8SC73D53
This santafe came in for a new york state inspection. it failed for two monitors not ready catalyst and oxygen sensor. the customer stated the battery had died two month ago and has not been disconnected since then. no codes were found in the computer. we howe...
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1994 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.6L No Start VIN: 4S2CG58EXR
Hi Guys This suv came in with the complaint of hard to start. the customer says that if you cycle the key 3-4 times it will start. I have just completed Replaced Cap, rotor, plugs wires, did a motorvac 2 times back to back and replaced fuel pump, replaced alot...
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1984 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L smog failure VIN: SAJAY1343E
I have a 1984 Jag XJ6 that failed smog for high NOX. The car does not go into closed loop. O2 sensor gives a constant 1 volt reading, dropping down to near 0 when giving it a vacumm leak. Have checked timing, basic CO setting at air flow meter, temp sensor ohm...
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1994 Jeep Wrangler SE 4.0L Stall VIN: 1J4FY29S0R
Thanks for your help in advance. Got a weird one here. My customer said his jeep will cut off while driving for no apparent reason. Once it cuts off he can put in to neutral and it will fire right up. I have never been able to duplicate it. The first time it c...
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L 2-3 shift and no gears at times VIN: 1J4GW48S22
Hello fellow techs this one limped in with no 2-3 shift(went from 1st to 2nd only and no higher) and this event would happen most of the time, however at times we would get all the gears back. So at this time we checked for codes and there was no codes present...
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Starting VIN: 1J4GW58N92
This truck has been having an intermittant no start problem for a few months. When it acts up it will not crank. As noted we have installed a new, not rebuilt starter, tested the battery and installed a new starter relay. It acts up very infrequently, once eve...
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L headlights VIN: 1J4GR48K95
Gentlemen, Vehicle came in with intermittent headlights go out, this effects all driving lights, ie, Dash and tail. Again this problem is intermittent and I cannot duplicate it. Just curios if anyone had seen anything like this. Thanks for your input.
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2004 Kia Rio 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: KNADC12574
Posting for a friend at another shop with out IATN. This vehicle will not run for squat when it is cold. It will idle rough and die UNTIL the coolant temp reaches 140-150 degrees. Then it will idle smooth and run fine accelerate as fast as you want. Before th...
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2000 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L air ride VIN: SALPV154XY
found that the control side of relay is missing. aldata shows that that the power is suposed to come out of an always hot fuse but the diagrams for the fuse pannel are all different wonder if any one knows if can just add a fused power to relay or if diagram o...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L lights VIN: JT6HF10U1X
hello lexus techs i have this 99 rx300 that we have always worked on at my shop but the cust has a strobing condition only seems to be on all tailamps and parking lamps// not brake lamps/ i dont see it in the headlamp position but still can see it in the parki...
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2007 Lexus IS250 2.5L Differential VIN: JTHCK262X7
any lexus techs!!! i need to know about removing the front differential. has anybody pulled one of these. mitchell says to remove the engine? it also told me i had to remove the engine to change the subframe, but i did not pull the engine. the problem is that ...
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1991 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Power steering VIN: 1LNCM81W8M
The power steering fluid got very hot and started melting the reservoir and cap. Some fluid spewed out of the reservoir. Power assist was lost. I've added fluid and tested the EVO system. Inputs are good, but there's no signal to the actuator valve. Actuator ...
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2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L susp lamp VIN: 5LMFU28A5Y
We installed a coil spring converstion to eliminate the air susp. My supplier tells us to "remove susp bulb" from cluster to turn off susp lamp. Turning the on/off switch does not help. Anyone have better idea for turning off the lamp?
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2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L unsure VIN: 1LNHM87A92
vehicle came back, with about the same popping noise it had come in with before all of the needed repairs were done. manager and i decided to replace the struts again, due to the fact we have had strut noises again with replacement struts. noise is still there...
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1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L no tss and no vss signal
torqueconverter went bad car sat for about a year then we rebuilt the trans installed new torqueconverter and now codes p0500 no vss signal and p0715 no tss signal replaced the sensors just because i had some more on hand but nothing changed have double checke...
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2000 Mazda Miata 1.8L Misfire VIN: JM1NB3537Y
hey guys... i need a little help with this one. only at cold starts, engine seems to run on three cylinders. only comp.code is random misfire. not any cylinder specific. this is an intermitant problem. the engine will start and run rough for less than a minute... Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire)
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2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L rack and pinion VIN: JM1FE17374
Replaced front tires and aligned. Vehicle is hard to steer at times and works perfectly sometimes. Turns right well,left very hard. Modis shows code for controller AND for steering motor, both very expensive! Any tips and pointers on this greatly appreciated. ...
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2009 Mazda 6 i 2.5L temperature control VIN: 1YVHP81A49
Hi everyone as you can see this is a new model 09 mazda 6.I have a problem with a manual heater contol system.All i have working on my temperature is either full cold or full heat and no varying temp in between.(note all other modes and controls in heating sys...
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1998 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.5L none VIN: JA3AY6683W
performed Drive cycle twice and still monitors are not complete not even one.
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2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L head gasket? VIN: 3A4MT31H1P
This vehicle came in with a broken timing belt. I pulled the heads and sent them out for repair. They pressure tested, resurfaced, replaced the bent valves and did a valve grind. Everything looked good, a couple of valves were barely hit but no visible damage ...
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1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8HD17YXS
Hello Group, I need a little refresher on extracting codes from the engine ECU on this 95 Pathfinder. This one doesn't have the toggle switch: just the potentiometer. The info I have says turn the key to on, engine off. Turn pot full clockwise, check engine l...
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1996 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4BU31D6T
I would like to thank all members for their professionism & dedication. I have the above mentioned car that came in with a P0340 code & an ocassional stall. Inspected distributor & found oil inside so I replaced it. Drove fine for about a week.P0430 returned s...
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1998 Acura TL 2.5L Howl,noise at times VIN: JH4UA2657W
Well I waited a week and so far so good. I replace the gas cap and Evap pressure solenoid ,plus all vacuum hoses to solenoids and related EVAP controls, canister. I did't want to do everything at once but customer needed the car back. Thanks for all your help....
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1994 BMW 325is 2.5L ignition lock cylinder housing VIN: WBABF4329R
I just want to say thanks to all that responded, Thanks to Joseph [...] for the link you sent. I finnally got all the parts togeather and every thing works good.
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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L battery VIN: WBACD3329V
40 milliamp draw with alt wire connected, 5 milliamp draw with it unplugged. thanks to all, it's getting an alt.
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1998 BMW 540i 4.4L Cooling Systems VIN: XXXBW60041
Well, Everyday is both a new adventure and an education. Thanks for all the help, Jan from PA, and Victor from NJ get extra credit this time, as this turned out to be a case of an airbound cooling system. Weird things will also happen if the system is over...
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2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS33471
Well I hate to close this without a fix but I am running out of allowed time. I am still chasing the problem. I have not had a good amount of straight time to work on this because I am very busy with other work. My customer is very satisfied with the work and ... Trouble codes: 228 (Fuel Trim Bank 2), 227 (Fuel Trim Bank 1).
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L srs light VIN: WBAGH83411
Well I found out that the damage has already been done, the battery problem took out more that just the cable end. The srs computer wont come back to life even after I tried the trick with holding the two cables together. Thanks to everyone but the dealer wa...
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2001 BMW 530i 3.0L module VIN: WBADT63471
we suspect the module is bad and are driving until we can verify the master cylinder is OK. The reason we are leaning toward to module is only one time during a test drive we could hear the brakes squeak slightly as if you were pressing slightly on the pedal. ...
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1996 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L ABS mod., master cyl. VIN: 1GCEC14W5T
Hey guys!!! I have decided to pull abs fuse and drive for awhile. I feel it will help to know if it is an abs prob. or an hydrolic problem. I got great responces that ranged from master cylinder, oem rubber lines, leaking wheel cyls., binding calipers, dump va...
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2000 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YY22G3Y
customer decided to go to the dealer for repairs or live with the check engine light on. thanks for all the reply's. cant say my feelings are hurt by having this car leave unfixed, it had too much aftermarket bs anyway. Trouble codes: P0141, P0161.
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1WF55E81
thanks to all that replied the problem is the ignition switched we replaced the switch and sent vehicle to chevy dealer to program car now starts every time thanks again
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2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 5.7L Column Lock VIN: 1G1YY12S72
First, thanks a lot for all of the help. I got a lot of replies. Many of them told me about a recall, I checked with the dealer and it had already been done. Apparently these cars also have a problem with the BCM getting wet, no problem found. Several people t...
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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L T-Case, Diff, Trans??? VIN: 1GNET16S83
Hi everyone, Thanks to all replied! Many referred to the Tire size difference we had as being the most likely culprit. And guess what? We put four new Tires on this Truck and the trouble is GONE!!! Thank-you! Mike.
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2004 Chevrolet Express 3500 LS 6.0L front end shake VIN: 1GAHG39UX4
Thank's to everyone who replied, I turned rotors and problem solved. Customer does not have money to replace rotors so we will see how long they last.
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2005 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L 4WD Shifting VIN: 1GNFK16Z65
We never had the problem occur for us but in going through all the related tech info, IATN and Identifix posts we determined that the module is in essence stupid. Depending on what the switch is commanding and what the module is commanding and what the sensor...
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1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3EJ56H4S
HAD BAD PCM WHICH WAS NOT SWITCHING WITH THE CRANK SIGNAL Trouble codes: P0320.
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2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.4L Limp In Mode VIN: 1C3EL46X6I
I would like to thank all of those that replied on this. The fix was indeed the TCM. All were helpful in nailing this down. A quick learn, set the tire size and away it went.
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2001 Dodge Dakota 2.5L Front brakes VIN: 1B7FL26P91
Thanks to all that gave me some good ideas to consider. It is hard to call this fixed given the long time between duplicating (almost a year apart!). Most of you suggested that I check the clearance between the booster pushrod and master. I did have my mechani...
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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6536W
Thanks to all that replied! The problem was an obstruction in the vent tube. The light is off and all is well. Greg and crew
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L No Start, NO P/W VIN: 2FMZA5145X
First of all thank every one for your help. we fix the problem it was it was a computer ground that was defective. the ground was placed on a plastic cover and the computer wasent getting proper ground so when i by passed that ground the car started as normal...
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2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L eingine VIN: 3FAFP11371
We were unable to duplicate the customers complaint and at their request we replaced the cam and crank sensors. I guess we'll see what happens! Thanks to all who replied.
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2003 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L 3-4 shiift VIN: 1FMDU84W43
Special thanks to David, Jake, Alva and buddy for recommending friction modifier/shudder fix- We suspected the shop that did the service may not have used Mercon V - Problem 90% better on first test drive- down the road she goes until customer is prepared to s...
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX145X4
Thanks for those replied to my post.After retesting sensors and wiring, I had a good wave forms from the cam sensors up to the PCM.The cam phasers were operating properly as far as I could tell.I cleaned the throttle body per one post and had no change. Found ... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor signal bank 1).
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2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX12575
Thanks to every one that took the time to read and especially to those who replied. My new bud Bill got me back to reality and helped me focus on the problem . It had to be something done at the dealership , i finally ignored the speculation , and approached i... Trouble codes: P0553, P0305, P0316.
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2005 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTYR14U65
I knew this was going to be some simple thing overlooked during the heat of battle. the real stumper for all of us at the shop is that the compression was good, and there was no machanical noise whatsoever. next time we need to remember to bring the rpm up hi... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0301 (Cylinder 1 Misfire).
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2005 Ford E-150 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE14W95
I noticed that my informations weren't as complete as could be. So here it is: I checked each injector for duty cycle they were all at 40ms I checked for amps while running all at .08A. Checked back pressure, none.Did balance test all dropped the same.Checked ... Trouble codes: P0301, P0175.
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2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSE34P75
We did find out there are two EGR valves for that van. Customer said he was trading in the van because has it in for warranry more then he had the truck. The code did not set the light so he did not bring it back... Trouble codes: P0404, P1408.
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTWW31P96
I never really recieved any useful replies to the problem. One had asked if heads were checked for cracks or warpage. They were sent to machine shop and prssure tested,resurfaced etc. Another asked about the ect and eot temps to look for restricted oil cooler....
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1995 Geo Prizm LSi 1.8L No Start VIN: 1Y1SK5286S
Thanks to all who responded. Ended up being a faulty reman distributor. Trouble codes: 14 (Ignition signal).
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2005 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L misfire VIN: 1GKDT13S25
the first time i had the compression checked by an employee and told me it was good. After dooing all the other tests and after reading all your replies, idecided to double check the compression. Turned out i had a 70% cyl leakage at cyl #2 and air was comin...
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2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1858Y
ok so far so good, we bought the special drill bit from the dealer - we also bought the special kit for this problem from the dealer. we drilled the proper hole in intake and installed a special sleeve and dealer egr valve - so far so good no check engine ligh... Trouble codes: P0325 (nock sensor bank), P0420, P0401.
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2005 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L Noise VIN: 2HKYF18176
Thanks guys great info i replaced the rear diff fluid with honda fluid drained and filled diff and roadtested noise is gone thanks for the help!!!
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2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 5FNRL38615
Thanks guys for the help(Mike & Peter). We started with the front mount - No change. Then pulled the rear mount & found was broken inside(could not tell on vehicle) - Replaced & all is well. Note** The "squishy" part of the mount did not change from old to new...
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1991 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.1L idle VIN: 4S2CY58Z2M
well my buddy called to say the rodeo is gone he kept messing with the tps and it finally read high he and i both would like to thank everyone for taking there time to help thanks again jimmy
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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L pump VIN: 1J4GR48K06
Thanks, for all the reply s. We pulled out the transmission and had the torque converter cut open and found the clutches were burnt and causing the filter to get plugged and the material getting into the solenoids. We decided to install a re manufactured trans...
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2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Parking Assist VIN: SALMF15476
We replaced the park module and all systems working fine at this time. Just a note, Land Rover said we had to have the module programed and we found that it wasn't necessary. Installed the new one and it fired right up with no codes or problems. It worked fine...
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2003 Lexus LS430 4.3L wiper mutli function switch VIN: JTHBN30F43
Thanks for the help guys. I simply replaced the unit as opposed to repairing it thanks to a great deal on a used part from another member!
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2002 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Stall VIN: JM1TA22272
As of today the car has left the shop. I performed a drive cycle and successfully inspected the vehicle. The only monitor that had not reset was evaporative. No stalls but still a little bump and stumble at idle in reverse turning. The customer had spent all ...
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1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDB1070421
Thanks for all the great help on this one. As most of the replys said I just left the lambda disconnected.The thing that did the trick was to remove the frequency valve from the car. Thanks David from euro cars in Dallas Texas for taking the time to call. Davi...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L engine VIN: WDBGA51E1N
Thanks to all who replied. With the vechile running and with a mirror and light i could actually see the chain moving as it did wear a whole it the guide pins. I inform the customer of the engine impending doom if she continues to drive it without puttng new g...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L head gasket VIN: WDBJF55F6T
update on car, i never paid to have the other shop do the valve cover/head gasket job. Customer paid that bill, so now he wants me to pay him back for the first head gasket job i did. Thats not going to happen! i told him that i would take it apart again and ...
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