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1996 Acura TL 3.2L 1-2 shift VIN: JHC6544667
we have a 96 acura 3.2tl that customer took to tranmsission shop for no shifting out of first. shop told him he needeed new transmission, so we replaced it with a used unit, after replacing it the vehicle still did the same thing, so we installed another then ...
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2000 Acura RL Premium 3.5L key/pcm VIN: JH4KA9661Y
hi all,this rl came in for a no start.right off i replace the pgmfi main relay.same.checked for fuel pressure,none,spark,none,injector pulse ,none.i checked all fuses in both fuse boxes,all were good.then i noticed the green key light on dash for security syst...
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1998 Audi A4 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUGD28D7W
dear iatn members, need a little input on this one. car came to me with complaint of rough idle stalled on highway ect. pulled the codes and heres the list. 16684- random cylinder misfire, 16685- cyl #1 misfire, 16686- cyl #2 misfire, 16688- cyl #4 misfire, 16...
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2002 Audi TT 1.8L Convertible top VIN: TRUTC28N72
The top open warning light on the dash is on constantly, vehicle has been to the dealer twice for this problem, since dealer is 200 miles away she doesn't want to make the drive again, the last time the light came back on before she even got home. Anyway, tryi...
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1988 BMW 750iL 5.0L water pump tube VIN: WBAGC8314J
Hello everyone, I have this v12 engine that was leaking out the oring that seals the tube that goes under the intake between the water pump and the back of the engine. we resealed the front but now when we pressure the cooling system it seeps out the back of t...
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1993 BMW 318is 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: WBABE5311P
The problem is this car will not pass Ca smog test on dyno for excessive Nox emissions. This car came to me after another shop attempted smog test without doing a pre-test, so we have a gross polluter. The owner took car to muffler shop for new cat converter, ... Trouble codes: 76 (CO Potentiometer)
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2001 BMW 525i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADS43451
Hi, fellow techs, I need some help on this 525i wagon.The vehicle came in with multiple codes.I have replaced B2 S1 O2 sensor and broken PCV hose from crankcase vent valve to oil dip stick tube to fix lean codes and O2 heater code.Now,I have a problem checking... Trouble codes: P0313, P0155, P0171, P0174, P0491, P0492
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1998 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Electronic VIN: 1G4HR52K9W
When first started, temp light flashes for 5 mnutes or so. Vent light is always lit. System functions normally for 45 minutes then will start to blow luke warm air even with temp set to 90*. Unable to communicate with scan tool. Controller, HVAC control and in...
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1983 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham 4.1L e-brake VIN: 1G6AB4785D
Hi All...We have a 1983 mint cond Caddy fleetwood, as soon as soon we start the engine the e-brake pedal releases. Everything seems in good working order, the diaphram appears to be operating properly and cannot find any switch related to this system...we prim...
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1992 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.0L Stall VIN: 1G1FP33FSN
customer brought car in for the car not starting after it has ran for a while. checked for spark and fuel pressure and the fuel pressure was fine but it had no spark. after replacing cap,rotor,module,distributor pickup, and ign coil the prob seemed to be gone....
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1994 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Stall VIN: 1GTHK34F5R
this veh. will intermittantly stall, whether the engine is hot or cold. no air in fuel return system,so i assume its safe it isn't sucking in air. no dtc's. ckts to fuel control solenoid are sound. when the engine stalls it is very abrubt to the point the serp...
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban LS 5.7L hard start VIN: 3GNFK16R8W
Hello all. Thanks in advance for any help. This one was brought in on the hook two weeks ago with a crank sensor code, engine was flooded etc. We checked the crank signal on the lab scope, no signal. We replaced the sensor checked and replaced the spark plugs.... Trouble codes: P1626 (pass key code)
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1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L converter VIN: 1GNFK16R3X
truck came in with torque converter locking up harsh and also once converter is locked up if feels like it unlocks and locks very fast resulting in heavy drivetrain jerk. it seems to happen worse cold and once the converter locks, if you ease in the throttle a...
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2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2G1WF52E84
Greetings GM Techs, I have a very frustrating problem here. This occurs during idle only. Cylinder #6 will miss fire every 4 seconds, when it miss fires it will last for about 5 seconds, then idle smoothly for 4 seconds, then back to miss firing for 5 seconds.... Trouble codes: P0300 (miss fire detected)
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2006 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L Rack VIN: 2A4GP44R86
Power steering rack is leaking somewhere at the gearbox portion of the rack where the hoses attach. Unable to determine exact point of leak. Does not appear to be the hose connections (all clean), just somewhere along the body of the gear box that is wet. It i...
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1991 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B7FL26X7M
Need some help with this Dodge Dakota. Came in as a smog failure. Failed for HCs at both 15 and 25mph tests. 151 PPM HC at 15mph (max 118) and 117 PPM HC at 25mph (max 98). It was obvious the car was purchased and driven with little to no maintenance. A quick ...
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1992 Dodge Stealth 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JB3XE74C8N
this car will start good but wants to slall when comes back down to idle and bucks and jerks very hard under load and even when in stall with no load car cuts out and seems like misfire but can not pinpoint doews not set codes unless you unplug something and s...
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1998 Dodge Durango 5.2L engene light VIN: 1B4HS28Y5W
I replaced the speed sensor but that did not fix the problem I need to see if there is anything I'm missing. The other problem is the ABS and Brake light are on but there is no code for them on the computer read out, I'm starting checks on them but have not f...
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L intermit wipers VIN: 1B4GP44G1Y
have mother-in-laws van here with the intermitt wipers inoperable. test multifunction switch all positions in spec by ohms testing per somedata, switch ok. scan bcm see results below, these are scan data voltages. the wipers work on low and high, washers wash ...
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2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3AD46R71
RUNS OK BUT ENGINE LIGHT FOR P0601 (INTERNAL PCM FAULT CONDITION DETECTED (failed memory checksum)) - MITCHELL INDICATED TO REPLACE PCM - INSTALLED REMAN FROM DEALER - PROGRAMMED MILEAGE AND VIN INTO SYSTEM. STILL P0601 CODE. Maybe the reman in faulty? Any Mop... Trouble codes: P0601 (internal ctrl mod chksum failure failed memory checksum)
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2002 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L transaxle VIN: 1B4GP25B42
vehicle will downshift from 4th to 2nd when speedometer drops. if speedometer stays at 0 then the shift indicator has a circle around all the letters.if this happens then it will stay in a lower gear but if speedometer just drops for an instant the the shift i...
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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck SRT-10 8.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7H16H05G
I have a Viper Truck in the shop with a Paxton Novi 2000 Super Charger on it. Customer states that it "stopped making power". He is right! Sitting still it does not rev freely. A quick test drive and the thing barely gets out of its way. The piggy back compute... Trouble codes: P0175 (2/1 Fuel System Rich)
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2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck ST 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7MX48CX7
Customer brought truck in for a rough idle, it feels like a dead miss at idle, but mostly clears up over 1k RPM and under load. There were no active codes, but i did find P0191 in memory- Fuel rail pressure sensor performance. Tried shutting off injectors with... Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel rail pressure sensor performance)
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2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck SXT 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HU18278
This truck got water in fuel tank at a service station. Truck died within 1 mile of service station. Towed to shop and evacuated fuel tank. Put in clean fuel. Still ran rough at idle and no power on the road. Almost did not make it back to shop. Replaced plugs... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305
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1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPS24LOX
We got this van in with the mil light on the code was a po1626. so we replaced the DPFE. we reset the light and thin a couple days later it came back with the same code. so i got a dpfe from the dealer this time with hoses and we cleaned the metal lines that r... Trouble codes: P1626
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2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L trunk release VIN: 1FAFP33P21
Trunk does not open from switch on dash, even when jumpered to ground. No power to latch, works when jumpered to battery voltage. Suspect anti-theft/central locking module or power to it, but no experience with it, hoping some one does. Thanks in advance.
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2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L daytime running lights headlights VIN: 2FMZA51421
I Couldnt install an aftermarket daytime running light kit because Fords newer wiring scheme uses the FEM module to control headlights. I discovered that splicing pins 5 and 7 together on the back of the headlight switch enables the daytime running light featu...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNXZ1F21
pulled in truck as a no start. will start but goes dead immediately. checked for codes and found a 1274 and a 0261. i replaced the uvc harnesses and the gaskets. i still have a start and immediate stall. i did a buzz test and i have a p0261. i have checked the... Trouble codes: P0261 (low circuit grounded from idm)
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2003 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34303
vehicle has intermitent hesatation and now misfire. hesatation first noticed at cruise speed durning downshift. stubbling and misfire noticed at latter date when coming off idle speed. Code p0004 pressure module was found under KOER test but can not find discr... Trouble codes: P0191, P2196, P0300
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTSN31PX3
Unfortunately this is my own truck.Has been good till now,wife was pulling horse trailer when it stalled on hill.Acted like it ran out of fuel,ran out of power and then would only idle and then quit completly.Towed home and it started and ran fine -long enough... Trouble codes: 2290 (low icp pressure)
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14504
hello group having big problems with this f150,came in for missfire during cruise mostly from 40 mph to 55 mph. test drove to verify yep it misses very bad ses flashes looses power. pulled codes po304 and po354, replaced coil and pcm sent truck to dealer for r... Trouble codes: P.0.3, P.0.3
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2006 Ford E-250 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24L66
vehicle came back with same cop bad. visablly burnt on top. suspect bad cop and replaced again along with new spark plug. drove for about 100 miles and back again! replaced with one from another supplier. drove about another 100 miles and back again with notic... Trouble codes: P0355
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2006 Ford E-250 5.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNS24L06
Van cam in 3 weeks ago for a MIL and running rough condition. Only code in the system was a P0353 (ignition coil 'c' pri/sec circuit fault) Looked up mode six information and found cylinder #3 had a few counts. replaced that coil and miss fire was gone. Toda... Trouble codes: P0060, P0353
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1992 GMC K1500 Sierra SLE 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 2GTEK19KXN
Hello all. Thank you in advance for your valuable time. I have this GMC pickup here that has me scratching my head. It is a 5-speed manual trans vehicle. When the vehicle is warm, it cuts out under part to full throttle at lower RPM. When you rev the vehicle u...
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2001 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GKDT13W81
I am a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep tech, not at all familiar with GMs. When cranking the engine in an attempt to start it, it sounds like it is too far advanced or firing order is off. We have removed #1 spark plug & brought the engine to TDC on #1 cylinder. Reinsta... Trouble codes: P0452 (Evap pressor sensor signal), P1638 (Generator F-terminal circuit)
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1996 Honda Passport EX 3.2L 3rd or 4th gear start
I just got this 96 Passport one of my close friends just bought.I drove it and verified at times when stopping at a redlight it will take off in 3rd or 4th gear.I noticed that if I cycle the ignition while the concern is present it will go back to 1st gear sta...
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2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG16592
car came in with CEL flashing / misfire codes. Happened to cust. suddenly after refueling. This is a 1st time customer. Misfire codes for 1,2 & 4. Fuel pres. good. No intake leaks. Checked front bank plugs / swapped around plugs and coils to see if misfire wou... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire cyl 1), P0302 (misfire cyl 2), P0304 (Misfire cyl 4)
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2004 Isuzu Axiom S 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DF58Y24
Vehicle comes in misfire w/ flashing engin light only when engine is cold. Sympotom dissapears when engine warms up just a few degrees (120 or lower). Cyl 6 shows up on misfire counter. I swapped out plugs, pass, no change. I traded the #6 ign coil for adjacen... Trouble codes: P0306
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48S51
Hi Guys, I have an 01jeep Grand cherokee with a weird problem. If you drive about 24 miles on the highway the check engine light will come on the computer will shut down cylinders, till truck is undrivable. turn key off will start right up and go another 24mil...
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2004 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L all dash lights VIN: KNDJC73344
have a live one here, this sorento apparently looses dash lights intermittantly, customer smacks dash above steering wheel and they start working again, of course we cannot duplicate this problem, we are going to instruct customer to operate dimmer, switch etc...
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2005 Land Rover RR Sport Sup 4.2L Misfire VIN: SALLSAA345
Range Rover Sport Supercharged (4.2 V8 390hp) - Engine is "same" of Jaguar S-type R This car after starting will, sometimes, be like misfiring. Problem is possibly related to low fuel pressure. Watching fuel pressure values at scanner live data is abnormal. I... Trouble codes: U3E22
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Dashpanel VIN: WDBKK47F9X
Is there anyone else that has experienced this problem with the dashpanel, consol and all plastic parts inside the SLK vehicles? Thanks for your help. I haven't been able to get any help from Mercedes. If you email me I can provide photos. This vehicle was pur...
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2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L door ajar light VIN: 4M2DU86W84
i have a real problem and the best part of it its my own vehicle when i shut the doors any door the door ajar light stays on but if you turn the dimmer switch all the way down to off and back on the door ajar lights in the car will go off until the door is ope...
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2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L manual trans VIN: WMWRC33412
Mini Gurus...this is an information gathering post. Trans is locked up solid. Previous check out determined it had a chipped gear which is not uncommon as the gears inside are soft or just not hardened enough from manufacturer.BMW/Mini offer a rebuilt unit as ...
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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L cooling system VIN: 4A3AC44G83
The car came in over heating and was low on coolant and the radiator cap was missing all the seals. Filled cooling system and pressure test it and it passed. We let the car run for 1 hour with new cap and it did fine, fan run and never got hot. She took the ca...
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2001 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L No Start VIN: D61C241271
Dear fellow tech: I have this very strange 2001 Nissan Altima 4 cyl. The car doesn't have injector pulse from the computer. The ignition system have great spark but no ground from the PCM. I check for broken wire but it seems the wire is good. Customer brough...
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2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L speedometer VIN: JN1DA31D92
I am having trouble with the speedometer and odometer on this car. It reads about 1/2 speed and milage of what actual speed is. It has been to another shop where thay replace wheel speed sensors and installed 3 different instrument clusters with no change. I h...
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1994 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L Misfire VIN: 1G2NE1534R
No codes shown, vehicle runs on 3 cylinders all the time. Scanning with Modis shows qdm b failure, but does not set a code. O2 shows 340-400 while engine running, exhaust is rich, but shows lean on scanner. HELP!!!
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1983 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L camshafts VIN: WPOEA0918D
Car was towed in with 6 bent valves, failed chain tensioners. I pulled heads & sent to machine shop. Machine shop pointed out cams were pitted. My boss called customer and had him deal directly with machine shop.To make a long story short, heads came back with...
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1990 Porsche 944 S2 3.0L Accessories VIN: WP0CB2943L
This is a friends Porsche its a convertable with 5 spd trans,he is in love with this car. Its not a beater is in great shape, but I have a wierd problem that Im having a problem with mainly due to the wiring diagrams in aldata, not the best. The concern is the...
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2001 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L brakes VIN: BHE0003840
Need a Subaru specialist on this one, the VDC is acting up, whatís strange is the VDC thinks your loosing control and slows you down and applies the brakes, sometimes at 30mph and turning very gentle corners, sometimes itís as slow as 20mph and turning right a...
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2005 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF4GG22645
replace cat with factory for po420,code returned in less than 1000 miles-i suspect the front air fuel ratio sensor may be the problem-but cant find a spec for its output voltage, thanks for your help. Trouble codes: P0420
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2005 Subaru Forester X 2.5L idle speed VIN: JF1SG63645
Hello subaru guys,I performed 60 k on this car,told customer battery is not good,customer did not want to buy,went to sears,install battery for more$$.now the car keeps stalling,very low idle,the car has been driven,with lights and a/c on,cked fuses look good(...
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2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L TPS not switching VIN: K7Y0239504
Had code P0120 TPS malfunction, light on always. Replaced with new switch from WP, the switch will not go to ON at idle unless I remove screws from TPS and rotate it past where screws holes hold it in place but then it sets code P0120. When it is properly secu...
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2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR32E63
Customer came back a week after above repairs were performed . Engine is not noisy anymore and does not stall . Check engine light came back on though, following code returned . P1349-vvt-i mulfunction bank 1 . I rechecked everything . Vehicle drives great wit... Trouble codes: P1349 (vvt-i system mulfunction bank 1)
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Loss of Boost VIN: 3VWSF29M1Y
I did some work on this car for a customer who then sold it to another customer. The issue is every once in a while the car will seem to be loosing boost. Normally you can hear the boost whoosh when accelerating. Sometimes you do not hear it as much or see it ...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L Brake Light VIN: 3VWPD69M81
This seems like a very rudimentary question but it is a condition I have never run into before. I have a Jetta with a blinking red "Brake" light. Customer states it has been on for about a week. No external leaks detected. I have inspected calipers and lines, ...
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2002 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L long crank VIN: 9BWGB21J92
Sigh...OK came in with multiple codes because aftermarket radio was attached to the k line. Fixed that, re adapt throttle and on from here. code p-1338 (vag 17746) cam position sensor (g40) open or short to plus. Rreplaced cam sensor, same code immediatly on c... Trouble codes: P1338
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Unknown VIN: WVWYH63B04
Good Evening, This car is a Passat GLX 4 motion. It has a strange metallic sound from the flex plate/torque converter area. The noise is pretty loud at idle and goes away when you throttle up. I can see the flex plate really wobble (runout). Before I take th...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 3VWRA69M25
First off I am not VW savy, just trying to help out somebody that is down on their luck. This Jetta sounds like it is starving for fuel when you accellerate from a stop. I asked him if the fuel filter was ever change and he has never changed it.I got the OE fi...
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2002 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L high idle VIN: 19UUA56822
thank you all for your time, the forward throttle body as we now know should be open , 572.00 mistake if we would have ordered one. , it closes to reduce power (which it would do, and idle would drop to normal) this had us debating at first if it should be ope...
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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L unknown VIN: WBAGL63452
Just as all responses indicated the weep hole leak was indeed the coolant pipe o-ring, the customer was out of BMW warranty but called and complained to BMW. They said BMW would do the job for them and share the cost at 50%, so car towed 50 miles to dealer. Th...
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2003 BMW 525i 2.5L supports
Thanks very much to Michael, Jeff, and Thomas who took time to offer help. I'll be tackling this over the weekend. This is the wifes car and after she got banged in the head, it became a critical issue. I'm really glad that the headliner can stay put.
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2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L radio VIN: 5UXFA53513
Thanks for the replies!!! You guys were on it! William from Pennsylvania wrote: Check for water damage in connectors at the amplifier or anything else (depends on vehicle options) that is located in the LR cargo area. I have seen multiple times that water le...
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1987 Buick Regal GNX 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1G4GJ117XH
still haven't fixed this car, thanks to all, checked all the basics 3 times, every fuel test known to man, ingnition system is perfect and all inputs still perfect. new ecm,crank sensor, fuel pump, module ...ect... all out of desperation. fortunatley car ...
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1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L Hesitation, Misfire
I'd like to start by thanking everyone for your replies. As it turns out, one of the new spark plugs had a small crack in the ceramic (presumably due to improper handling), and the ignition spark would occasionally arc to the cylinder head instead of across t...
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1995 Buick Century Special 3.1L Engine VIN: 1G4AG55M4S
We released to customer with noise and no apparent reason for noise. Took all into concideration regarding the replies, and determined the noise was coming from the bottom of the engine. Probably from a wrist pin. Customer has accepted explaination for nois...
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2007 Buick LaCrosse CXS 3.6L pressure hose VIN: MJJKMN2307
thanx brian gerald, that what we ended up doing. ordered the new nut and cut off the old one. found out from dealer afterwards that we was supposed to ordered seperately. problem was fixed with new nut
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1985 Cadillac DeVille 4.1L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G6CD4783F
CAR IS FIXED!!! WHAT CAME IN AS A SIMPLE NOX FAILURE WENT SOUTH FAST. AFTER CHECKING COMPUTER CLOSER, FOUND PREVIOUS TECH WHO MUST HAVE WORKED ON THIS VEHICLE PUT THE BLUE AND ORANGE COVERS ON WRONG COMPUTER CONNECTORS. RECHECKED WIRING AND FOUND SHORTED CANNI... Trouble codes: E52 (pcm reset).
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1998 Cadillac Catera 3.0L drivers side heat VIN: W06VR52R1W
Well I guess this one is fixed, but the only thing he did was open up the duct work to see what was working and what wasn't. Everything worked and is still working. The only conclusion we can come up with is that one of the blend doors was stuck and that di...
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2002 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L MIL Lamp on
i want to say thanks for all the help, we retested the fuel regulator and it was not leaking at all, we replace the cam sensor wiring harness with a new gm plug, and the customer call to say everything is fine, once again thank you for the help Trouble codes: P0340, P0341.
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1988 Chevrolet P30 Step-Van 7.4L master cyl VIN: 1GBKP37W8J
YES CONNECTED BRAKE LINES ON MASTER CYL RIGHT WAY AND RE BLEED BRAKES.MOTOR HOME HAS BRAKES THANKS TO ALL
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1996 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14W7T
To all that replied Thank You! I removed distributor to inspect and found little dist. wear.I then modified the hold down to make dist. adjustable and set cam timing to -5*,close as I can get and all drivability problems disappeared.Timing chain slop or slac... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire).
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1996 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCCS194XT
thanks to all who took youre time to helpe me.sorry for the delay,customer away,dealing with the wrecking yard!the used engine i got from the wrecking yard was just a "long block"no manifolds,valve cover,oil pan,etc.should of been my first clue.after talking t...
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.4L Stall VIN: 1G1JF52TXV
Smoke tested intake system and found the throttle shaft seal was leaking, replaced with used per cust request and idle fell into spec. stall prob. is gone thanks for all the replies Trouble codes: P0550.
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2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Temp Gauge VIN: 2G1WF55E5Y
Thanks to all for the help! Well I wasn't ever able to condem the headgasket, everthing else looked good too. We gave it back to the customer to drive had haven't heard from him since. If anything changes I'll update it, thanks again all.
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2005 Chevrolet Cobalt 2.2L Steering VIN: 1G1AK52F55
in my post i explained that i did not have a tech 2. Ifelt that i could not diagnose this car without a tech 2. But i was looking for a chance that someone had an idea how i could work on it with out a tech 2. most said just replace steering column. i was loo...
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2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on, reduced engine power VIN: 1GNDS13S66
This intermittent issue looks to be solved. Customer has put just over 2000 miles on the vehicle since we replaced the ignition switch, without any issues. This was a tough one due to how intermittent it was. The 1 time it did not crank, we noted that our T... Trouble codes: P1516, P1682, P2610.
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1999 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4C3AU52NBX
You know guys, the process of illimination doesn't always work. I few guys replied on check the EGR valve. Ofcoarse I didn't check it because that was the first thing I replaced. Got the valve from the dealer! Would yall believe the pintle was missing the p...
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2000 Chrysler LHS 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HC56G7Y
well i finally fixed this beast. I must have put the timing belt on 1 tooth off on bank 1 passenger side head. The drivers side cam was right on and that is where the cam sensor is on. The car ran very well and had no hesitation even with the belt off one to... Trouble codes: P0172.
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2006 Chrysler Sebring 2.7L Horn
All the replys sound like they could have something to do with the problem but have been unable to get customer back into the shop. They don't drive the vehicle very much and seem to be just fine with the horn just being unplugged and don't really want to spen...
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2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 3.5L Starting VIN: 2B3AD46R91
THE INFO EVERYBODY SENT ME WAS VERY HELPFULL WITH THIS CAR.BUT THE CUSTOMER HAS INFORMED ME THAT HE HAD JUST INSTALED THIS MOTOR,SO HE IS GOING TO EXCHANGE THE MOTOR. THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL THE GOOD HELP
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1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEX15N2S
Thanks to all who replied. The simple thing on this truck was the oxygen sensor. Showed irratic movement after watching it for a while, replaced it and problem fixed.
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP58U8Y
Ok, the customer traded this vehicle in. I did however find one problem. PCV was stopped up. This did present it self with oil in the air horn. Replaced the pcv valve and I never did get it to act up. Wish I had more info for all of you but that is it
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Cluster VIN: 1FTNW21P84
Wow, all 5 replies said this was a very common, and apparently it is. The wire for the overdrive switch was shorting out on column. I can't believe I have never ran into this problem before. Well now I know. Thanks so much again. This site is the best. Sa...
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2007 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKFK63817
I tried to contact this customer to see if this problem was returning or if he took it to the dealer or whatever. I had no luck.If he lets me know I will let you know.I don't know why IATN needs me to summarize the replies,especially when I did not have a fix.... Trouble codes: P0121.
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1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMCB7550N
Thank you all very much for the rapid responses to my help request. Those of you that advised me to remove the cruise control module hit it right on the money. After removing the relay and opening it I found the circuits crcked. A new relay and car is gone. To...
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1998 Honda Civic LX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEJ6670W
So I swapped out the DOrman manifold/converter assy. for the factory one, and still had a lean code(which means I was burned by circumstance). I adjusted valves(which only one was out of spec.) I re-checked everything and when it reset the mil the freeze frame... Trouble codes: P0171.
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1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S2CK58W8W
after i slept on it i decided to return to the beginning and find either what or where i went wrong i found a bad spot in the replacement connector and evidently when i would twist it so i could gain access to test it i had connection but when i would plug ... Trouble codes: P0337.
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1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L temp control VIN: SAJNX2743S
Thanks to all who took the time to reply. Robert, you were right about the servos. He said most problems were with the servos and pots and very seldom the ecu. We found that while signals at the ecu were correct, it didn't mean the devices were responding.....
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L radio VIN: SAJDA01C91
DID NOT REPLACE THE BATTERY THANKS JOHN. REPLACED RADIO WITH DEALER REFURBISHED UNIT. VERY RESONABLE $220.00 COST WITH $550.00 CORE CHARGE. SEEMS TO ME THEY KNOW THE RADIO IS A PIECE OF #%*@. WAS NOT ABLE TO CHECK BATTERY DRAW CUSTOMER TO MUCH IN A HURRY. ...
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1989 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, No MIL VIN: 1J4FJ28L3K
Hi, Techs, Thanks for your replies. Beware the backyard mechanic. Some of this customers friends "fixed" his Jeep. Most likely the TPS and idle air control failed, so they compensated by adjusting out the idle stop screw. I was looking for what would go...
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L front making noise VIN: 1J8HR58NX5
it was tranfer case after draining fluid out in a glass container and stirring u could see metal in it thanks for help
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2001 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Radio/Nav VIN: SALPM16491
Thanks to James from New Hampshire, Who was Correct, the fix was the DSP behind the Sub housing. After monitoring the inputs to the DSP from the head unit with scope we found the signal present. replaced the DSP and all good! Thanks to all that replied.
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2001 Lexus ES300 3.0L Windows, Moon Roof VIN: JT8BF28G01
Well, Pete [...] hit the nail on the head. It was the door lock cylinder switches that was the fault. The funny thing is when we tryied the key in the drivers side door, the function for windows ans moon roof would not work. On the passenger door the functio...
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2005 Lincoln LS Luxury 3.0L climate control VIN: ILNHM86SX5
Sorry it took so long, we located a good used climate controller. Installed the used controller and then had power to the heater control valve, Instantly it was apparent that the car was fixed!!1 Thanks for your help, Iatn is amazing, makes our tough day alitt...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Misfire VIN: WD3HAZ8E1R
Thanks to all, we are putting a new loom in this car. Just waiting for the parts. thanks again George
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1989 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L transfer case VIN: JA4GJ51S3K
Left front 4X4 automatic hub was stuck in the lock position and was causing the shift fork in the transfer case to try to engage, that was the noise we heard, the gears were trying to mesh, so we installed a new hub, the 4X4 wheel lock light went off and 4X4 ...
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2007 Mitsubishi Fuso FE145 FE84D 4.9L brake lining sensors VIN: JL68DH1S47
thanks to all who have responded no it did not come with new sensors and there are 4 sensors one for each wheel and there are also 2 double piston separate brake calipers on each wheel but the sensor only goes to one brake pad per wheel I bought all 4 new sen...
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2006 Nissan Altima 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D16
I used 2 techs advice. (1) We were not pushing hard enough. The tip was to use a small stubby screwdriver to push the tab and pull with the other hand at the same time. (2) Once the connector was removed, the sensor was stuck in it's hole so the other tip... Trouble codes: 725 (335 -), 335.
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