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1986 Audi Coupe GT 2.2L engine VIN: WAUBD0852G
This Audi will start and run for about 4 seconds then shut down-with little or no throttle response. After starting it 3 times it will then NOT start and run at all for a few minutes. It has spark and fuel to the fuel distribution unit- I am not sure if it has...
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2002 Audi A4 1.8L immobilizer VIN: WAULC68E52
Audi's Gurus , After replacing the new instrument cluster , the immobilizer symbol is flashing in the new instrument cluster as us for the 7-digit SKC (secret key code) ,which can only create by the Audi dealer. We call the dealer ,where we bought this from an...
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1994 BMW 325i 2.5L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBABJ5327R
we are going to school on this older e36. Customer complained that idle would fall apart and car would die especially on decel - he also admitted he had taken the car to a detail shop and they had washed it "REAL GOOD" After the car wash the car would not star... Trouble codes: 025 (19 ign cyl 1), 023 (17 ign cyl 4), 050 (18 ign cyl 6), 051 (33 ign cyl 2), 015 (0f ign circuit monitoring), 052 (34 ign cyl 3)
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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L Electronic VIN: WBAGJ8323V
we have a 1997 740IL with low mileage (47,000 miles) car came in with check engine light and transfailure warning lights on. read the diagnostics with autologic scan tool. code present: 236 CAN interface timeout, electronic gearbox control. (EGS) clear code. r...
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2003 BMW 330xi 3.0L blue tooth VIN: WBAEW53493
i'm looking for info about adding a blue tooth kit to this vehicle. this vehicle has the button on the steering wheel and speaker already. i pulled sa info, vehicle equiped with sa 640 phone prep. i have the autologic scanner and called tech help.i was told i ...
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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Starting VIN: WBAVB13586
hello BMW techs, vehicle came to us on hook. customer reported that vehicle has been starting slow lately (meaning cranking slow a few times and then firing up) Now vehicle does nothing. Push key into dash, then push the start button, dash indicators turn on, ...
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1991 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L clutch VIN: 1G4CU53LOM
Hi guys, thanks for the reply. This my own car and I don't do a/c. With the propper puller, can the hub be changed without taking the compressor out of the car? Thanks for the help. Deck
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2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1CGDM57744
Hello. This cadillac is a good customer so I will have an opportunity to spend some quality time with the vehicle. The tune up was done just to cover the basics due to service interval. The codes p2188 and p2190 and the rough run were the original customer com... Trouble codes: P2188, P2190
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1993 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban Silverado 7.4L axle VIN: 1GNGC26N6P
This Guy is Cool, It has to run like an F16 and ride like a Cadillac, Complaint is at 70 it rattles his teeth, fairly accurate description of what I experienced. He had the tires shaved and balanced at a reputable tire dealer. I dont see how they can spin bala...
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1995 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 2GCEC19K9S
Hello again fellow techs, have a braking issue. Doesn't only apply to this vehicle. For some reason after we are surfacing rotors we are getting a thumping noise from the rotors that we surfaced, mainly on ones with wheel bearings. We can put in bearings and r...
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1999 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCGK29ROX
Good morning!after re sealing a typical intake,I lost spark and inj. pulse.scanner sees rpm.verified module & coil even swapped out vcm w/used,still no trigers.security also ok, scanner will not perform inj.ball. test.also verified all related connectors.what ...
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2002 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GCDL19X72
hello fellow technicians i have this chevy astro van that intermittently binds when turning .originally came in with service awd light on and dtc co310 .fixed problem with new transfer case encoder motor.came back several months later for binding.did transfer ...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Drive-axles VIN: 1GCEK19TX4
Driver's side axle seal is leaking, Repair procedure states to remove outer axle and tap inner axle flange with a brass punch. I've been unsucessfull. Do I need a bigger hammer or do I need to do something different? Has anybody had any luck tapping these out ...
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 WT 6.0L ABS light on, no codes VIN: 1GBJC34U96
Vehicle came in w/ABS light on, code C0040, RF speed sensor. Ohms checked open, backprobe @ connector w/scope showed approximately 3.v biased, rotate wheel, no signal. Get dealer hub/sensor assembly & install, clear codes. I have a Mastertech scanner. I also c...
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1987 Chrysler LeBaron 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, no power VIN: 3C3CJ41KXH
car was towed in for no start and lack of power. no mil (power loss).step 1 hooked up new snap on solus pro scanner. no codes stored on data stream showed all kinds of funny readings. outside temp was about 65 degreesF. data was rshowing RPM- 8118, Coolant Tem...
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1998 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L engine VIN: 3C3EL45H2W
Greetings! We have a customer whose 2.5 engine is history. Will a 2.5 engine from a sedan (engine vin code "N") work in a convertible (engine vin code "H"?) The engine codes are different and we have received conflicting reports here. Many Thanks! Roger
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1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Noise VIN: 2C3HE66G1X
I know that you gentelmen can't hear this noise, but any suggestions or insight you may have is welcome. This car makes a rattle/clunking noise when travelling over small bumps, like a wasboard gravel road or old cement roads with expansion joints sticking up....
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1989 Dodge Dynasty 2.5L Misfire VIN: 6387986077
This vehicle came to me in the 'rough running' and 'intake popping' condition, hard start and runs rough; No codes; Sounds like timing belt is off time, but according to mitchell, it's all lined up correctly. Moving distributor and re-starting car does not hel...
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B6HB11Y4X
Hello, this van came in because it would not start , when it came in ,it started several times with no trouble. When it does not start the odometer reads "no bus", and we cannot communicate with its computer. When the van does start we are able to communicate ... Trouble codes: P1686
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2001 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L back up lamps VIN: 1B4GP25381
Lots of electrical issues here. Reverse lamps stuck on and flicker at times. Cluster will not operate completely unless transmission is put into reverse.Head lamps come on all by them self when in drive.We can only communicate with the BCM when the transmissio...
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2001 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: AZR6942Z05
missing dodge truck 3.9L
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1996 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L differintial vent VIN: 1FTDR15U5T
we have this truck that has started to leak from the vent tube with the hubs locked in, we found the tsb related to this and ordered the kit, kit came with a new cover, this truck has the twin i-beam front suspension and we cannot see the cover fitting between...
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1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L oil VIN: 1FTZX1723W
Another shop sent this truck to me with an odd problem. There's coolant mixed with the oil, but it's only under the left valve cover. I pulled the dipstick and the oil is clean and clear. I also pulled the PCV valve to see if anything was on it. Nothing. I've ...
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1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, p0171 VIN: 1FTPS24L8X
if any tech out there could help it would be greatly appreciated. van is running lean bank one, fuel trim is 25% one and -1% bank 2, with a lean shake at idle but no hard missfire. smoked engine several times warm and cold, no leaks found. baro is sitting at 1... Trouble codes: P0171
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1999 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Cooling Systems VIN: EXPEDITION
Vehicle came in with coolant leak at intake gasket under thermostat housing. Removed intake and found wrong gaskets were installed previously. Used felpro gasket set and reinstalled had leak at rear of intake gasket on drivers side. Assumed I had damaged gaske...
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2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L key less entry on drivers door pad VIN: 1FMRU1563Y
anyone know how to find out how to get the code for keyless entry for drivers door pad? herd something about code on lable behind dooor panel or rear panel.
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2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Suspension VIN: 1FDXF46F0Y
not your typical iatn issue here, i am trying to quote a ball joint/upper/lower-track bar-left inner tie rod replacement. all of my data/software/alldata doesnt give me any repair time for work. does anyone out there in the iatn world have labor time for thes...
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2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10DX3
hey ford guys hope you can help. thanks in advance.truck has code p2004 [intake runner control stck open bank 1]along with p316 & p304 misfires. checked for vac. leaks and found none. found actuator arm off and reinstalled but still has code. dealer claims you... Trouble codes: P2004 (intake runner conrol stuck open b1)
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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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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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2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L vct system VIN: 1FTVF14526
need info on normal pid readings for the vct system. don't want to replace the other vct solenoid for no reason and am not very interested in pulling the front timing cover to check valve timing if not neccesary. any advice would be appreciated. thanks in adva...
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2007 Ford Mustang 4.0L maf VIN: 1ZVFT80N27
i am looking for the parameters for the maf at idle an at about 3000 rpms what would be normal?
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1995 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 6.5L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1GDKC3AFXS
Hi all. This truck is harder to start when cold. The glow plugs stay on only about one second when the outside temp is 50 degrees. Hooked up scanner and saw coolant temp was 180 degrees after sitting overnite outside. Popped the sensor connector off and it onl...
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2000 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 5.7L Speedo / ABS VIN: 1GTGK29VXY
Customer came in with the following problem - all happen at the same time - once every 50 +/- miles this would occur 1) Intermittent Erratic speedo (jumping / dropping needle) 2) Flashing ABS lamp 3) Red Brake Lamp ON (dash indicator) 4) Erratic transmission s...
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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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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGES26791
hello i have a o1 civic with p1259 {vtec system malfunction} when vehical reaches 4000 rpms acks like rev limiter is active. have tested oil pressure switch test passed. pined wires for proper voltage passed. tested vtec solenoid valve {17ohms spec 14-30} also... Trouble codes: 1259 (vtec system mal.)
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2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L starter VIN: JHMCM56663
vehicle came in on hook with no start/no crank condition. tested starter found worn brushes & bad solenoid contacts. 2 days after replacement car came back on hook with same problem except this time after a few turns of the key it started and has started every...
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2003 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L Surge VIN: KMHWF35H83
Customer states that only after fueling does the car have any trouble. Immediately afterwards the car has trouble accelerating and or surges for a minute. Then it becomes normal with normal performance. The car has warmed up usually by the time they get gas. I...
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DM58W7Y
Vehicle came in with check engine light on solid or at times flashing. Also had a poor running condition.Originally condemned bank 1 sensor 1 O2 sensor.Replaced sensor and clear memory. Customer drove vehicle code came back in a few days. Smoke tested intake m... Trouble codes: P1133 (Slow response from O2 sensor bank 1 sensor 1)
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1999 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1J4FY19S3X
Vehicle will start and drive but may stall without notice as if the key were shut off. Upon attempted restart the indicator lamps will illuminate with the exception of the "check engine" lamp. Vehicle will crank without fire. Once you allow the vehicle to sit ...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L ABS Module VIN: 1J4GW68N9X
Hi to all! This vehicle was brought to us with the ABS light on (constant and no flashing) and the MIL on. The customer installed both the axles as an upgrade from the OEM WJ axles. The newly installed axles have electric lockers and disc brakes. The wheel spe...
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2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4GL48K52
customer complains of vehicle stalling intermittently when coming down to a stop or when sitting at idle in gear only during the first 5-10 mins of operation and when ambient temps are cold. scanned for codes and none found. our shop has raod tested the vehi...
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1990 Lincoln Mark VII LSC 5.0L air springs
need some more advice pleeease. thanks in advance. have customer car with air ride problem the left front won t pump all the way up.also left rear not all the way up.right side front and back are fine.I have put in left air bag new.changed left leveler,change...
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2003 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Turn signal/Cluster VIN: 1LNHM82W33
Hello everyone. I need my sanity back, can you help? I have a 2003 Lincoln Town Car that if you let the car sit for and hour, then try to use the left or right turn signal, the instrument cluster will reset, mileage, warning indicators, illumination. Climate c...
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1998 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22D1W
this car needs to get a sticker,but the service code keeps coming back.before asking for assistance from this great group,i made sure i didnt have any intake leaks or hoses cracked.no leaks found with smoke machine.so,i figured the upstream sensors must just b... Trouble codes: P1131 (o2 no switchlean)
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2000 Mazda Millenia 2.5L MIL Lamp on, P1402
Car had MIL on. Pulled codes and found P0400 - EGR Malfunction. Cleared code. Pulled EGR valve and tested...opens and closes fine. The EGR position sensor was NOT registering the closed EGR position. Got another EGR position sensor and installed. This one test... Trouble codes: P1402 (EGR Valve Position Sensor Circuit)
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality
This baby flys!However,it idles like crap.The front o2 sensors read a little lean,short trims hover around 0+-2%.Rear o2 sensors steady @.800-.900.Long trims @ 14-16%.Off idle,rear o2s start acting normal,trims drop to reasonable levels.Coolant sensor reads no...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz Smart Fortwo .8L no power VIN: WMEAJ00F86
Hello group, I have this lovely NAPA smart fortwo delivery vehicle today that has absolutely no power, not that there is lots when it is running well either. However, I do need to get it some more power than it has. I have scanned it for codes and come up wit... Trouble codes: P0380 (Glow plug heater circuit), P0402 (EGR Flow excessive detected)
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2000 Mercury Villager (Van) 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4M2XV11T8Y
Vehicle came to me after another mechanic had done timing belt and then replaced engine with used one. Engine runs like ignition timing is off, bucks and jerks during cranking and when started, won't idle on it's own but when run above 1000 RPM, smooths out bu... Trouble codes: P1320 (Man Controlled Ign. System or Misfire), P0325 (Knock Sensor Bank 1)
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1990 Nissan Stanza GXE 2.4L upshifts VIN: JN1FU21P6L
The car takes off in 3rd. shifts fine between 3rd and 4th gears. It did take off in 1st and shift normally 1 time. also has no manual low either stays in 3rd even in l1. Thanks to all Cannot retrieve codes because the power comfort lights are both burned out i...
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1990 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1RZ24A1L
This is one for all the nissan super techs. We have a 300zx that came in for a failed smog on a hook.The vehicle wouldn't run. Found plugs saturated. Replaced plugs and got it to run but it was extreamly rich. Did some checking and found someone has been all o...
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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Excessive Emissions, convertors glowing VIN: 5N1ED28Y4Y
hello and thank you for taking the time to read this post. i am working on a 2000 xterra it came in running rough i inspected the vehicle and found it was over due for a tune up and both pre-cats where glowing red. i did the tune-up and replaced bothe pre-cats...
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2001 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L fuse VIN: 3N1CB51D8I
Any help with this would be great. car came in w/ no start & ECCS mini fuse underhood blown. At first the fuse would blow upon cranking, car would start for half a second with a sckreeching noise, then moved to blowing when the key came on. When starter wires ...
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2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L passlock2 bcm VIN: 1G3NL52E52
Howdy, I was called over to another shop to look at no start for them, took my tech2. When I got there they said it had just started for them but I scanned it and came up with b2960 in the bcm and the radio was toggling back and forth in the serial data2 code ...
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2001 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1G2HX54K81
we removed cylinder heads to repair leaking exhaust valves. customer calls week later stating he was low on oil. after monitoring oil consumption he found it using about a quart per 400 miles. we got vehicle back today for repair. we removed all spark plugs, w...
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1998 Saab 900 S Turbo 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD38N9W
saab experts, we need your help. we scanned with a tech 2 with saab software. tech 2 only communicates with the transmission computer. message -- unable to communicate with the dice module. also, the speedometer doesn't work. check engine light on. srs is on ....
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1997 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3TDO3V9V
not sure where to go from here. car fail DEQ due to p0400 check light.Pull the egr valve, transducer, and the pipe to intake and clear all the carbon buildup. It was 80% plugged. reinstall all the parts. I also check the egr vacuum valve; the egr check solenoi... Trouble codes: P0400
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2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBT1236Y
This car came in with a stall at idle when cold. I found the VVT valve broken so I replaced it. I checked Base Timing and it is o.k. These codes came back and it won't idle cold. Any help with this would be greatly appriciated. Mike Trouble codes: P0300, P0171, P1349, P1656
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M82
this car came to us with the check engine light on. code #16804 (p0420) catalyst system efficiency below threshold, bank 1. this car has had the converter replaced by volkswagen in june of 2007. there are no other codes. the tune up componants are new & the ca... Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst system efficiency below threshold bank 1)
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L starting VIN: J02W463173
wont start cold unless ect is unplugged when cold. after warm up starts fine. needle lift vavle good,cold start injector ohms good, bled fuel lines from inj pump, new glow plugs and glowplug trigger(under wiper motor)
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1998 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JH4DB7650W
Thanks Iatn members for replying. I got if fixed!!! After reading responds I double check the timing belt marks-good. Next I scope the power input and fuelpump output on the main relay when stalled, both had power-good. Used low amp probe on Iac valve when sta...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L engine VIN: WAUED64B31
I checked over all possibilities that everyone suggested and I believe the only possibility for this leak at this point is the rear main flange cover. The customer does not want to spend the money to pull the trans. we added stop leak tablets for now and he wi...
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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L headlamp level VIN: WAUYP54B11
Thanks to all who posted. Replaced left headlamp adjusting motor, headlamp malfunction light & code cleared. Apparently if one of the motors fails, you cannot communicate with the other. Next time, we will go with the malfunction code instead of second gues...
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1991 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAD2319L
O2 sensor control indicates the air/fuel mixture is off. I checked for leaks and didnít find any. I replaced the Engine temp sensor resealed the intake and oil tube and engine runs much much better. The oil getting sucked up into the intake and throttle body w... Trouble codes: 10 (O2 sensor control).
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L steering rack VIN: WBADD6323V
MOST OF THE REPLIES SAID TO REPLACE THE FLUID RESEVOIR. THIS PART HAS A FILTER BUILT INTO IT THAT YOU CANNOT SERVICE. NOW THE CAR IS MUCH QUITER. IT WAS ALSO MENTIONED TO REPLACE A HOLLOW BOLT BANJO FITTING THAT HOLDS THE PRESSURE LINE TO THE RACK, THE NEW BOL...
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6339X
WE REPLACED THE THROTLE BODY, AND WE REPLACED THE OIL SEPERATOR( CRANKCASE VENT VALVE) BECAUSE THE PROBLEM STARTED ON A VERY COLD MORNING. THE VENT VALVE ,LOCATED UNDER THE INTAKE MANIFOLD MAY HAVE BEEN FREZZING UP. BMW SELLA A COLD CLIMATE VALVE THAT IS COVER...
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3339X
thanks for all your help, custmer declined any further diagnosis time. I concluded that intake manifold might be leaking somewhere underneath and that it probably needs replacement after so much backfires it recieved. I am going to invest in a smoke mashine. Trouble codes: P1188, P1189, P0300.
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L no acceleration VIN: WBAAM3335Y
This car needs an ecu.I tried a known good ecu and of course the car wont start and sets an immobilizer code instantly but the eml and traction control codes are gone,I had a wreck here,I took the ecu,ews module and key,installed them in this car and did thro...
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1983 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham 4.1L e-brake VIN: 1G6AB4785D
Hey Thanx to all the great folks that replied...Yes it was the neutral safety switch that had gone bad...point of interest the Caddy dealer is about $12.00 less than the aftermarket. Again I greatly appreciate all the quick responses. Ed
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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L fuse#10 VIN: 1GNDTELW34
First I want to thank everybody for all of your help on this one.This was a first for me.I followed alot of your responses telling eliminate or disconnect the things on that circuit using a wiring diagram.Now I went through alot of fuses but I found the short....
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1998 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L abs VIN: 1GCDT19X2W
Checked both front wheel speed sensors with lab scope, and found that left front sensor was dropping off faster than the right. I replaced the left front hub and sensor with a new one, and it took care of the problem.
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L power door locks VIN: 2GCEK19R7W
thank you to everyones help and advise it turned out to be a defective remote reciever installed a new one and no more locking
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1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L converter VIN: 1GNFK16R3X
Truck is fixed -Alex [...] had the correct answer. We knew that the engine had just been rebuilt(the owner installed it)but owner said problem was present before the engine work only not as bad.So we ended up w/two problems - 1. the convertor was bad 2. whe...
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2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L No Start VIN: 5B4JP32R4Y
Thanks so much for all your help we ended up, after a long time of tracing wires down, finding that one of the ground wires on the front of the engine was broken and running along the wire loom so it was hard to see. We repair that and reset the dist. and I ...
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L no start VIN: 1GNDT13S22
We installed a new ignition switch and the fuse stop blowing. We also found some loose ground wires on the left side of the engine block. On the first test drive the vehicle had a misfire. Tested for a misfire and the truck had a bad ignition coil on cylinder ...
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2002 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM19X12
Well, it took some time to end this adventure. We recommended cleaning the injectors or replacing the spider as required. The customer did not wish to spend the money so she ran a few tanks for a mild cleaner through the vehicles fuel tank and the miss finally... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire).
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2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L oil filter VIN: 1G1ND52J43
installed new oil pump that repaired vehicle thanks everybody for the info all u guys were a big help
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L Internittent Battery Drain VIN: 1GCHK24U55
Good morning I am going to report this as a repair, I removed the alternator and replaced the regulator, it has been two weeks and no problems so far. If it comes back I will update that info. I responded to all ideas with a personal reply. IATN is a huge p...
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1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Poor Fuel Economy, BLACK SMOKE VIN: 1B7KF26C9T
Turns out the injector pump was bad. we sent it out to be rebuilt. reinstalled and truck runs fine. Thanks for the help. Had suggestion to check out lift pump, turbo issues, valves and pushrods, and air intake restrictions. all of which we checked and the...
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1996 Dodge Stratus 2.4L Hesitation, Stall, loses power highway VIN: 1B3EJ46X6T
Well I would like to thank everyone for there help. We didn't get any conclusive test results to prove that the fuel pump was bad, but after checking everything we could, we changed the pump. This car has been down the rod about 2 1/2 weeks and everything is...
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1998 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7MC3362W
thanks to all that replied. i tried another scan tool to retrieve any data or dtc's and did come up with dtc p1693. the truck is my father in-law's and he's going to keep driving it till it becomes worse or the concern becomes more evident. he states lately it...
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Starting VIN: 1B4GT54L0W
Well thanks for all the help. I pulled the instrement cluster and solder then conn. The van has worked so far. Again thanks for all the help. Mike
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1998 Dodge Durango 5.2L engene light VIN: 1B4HS28Y5W
The sensor would not work on the meter. I replaced the deff. sensor and that fixed it all lights are off. Thanks to all that emailed me.
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L intermit wipers VIN: 1B4GP44G1Y
EARL [...] AND RICHARD WERE THE CLOSEST AND NADE ME LOOK AT IT HARDER, HOWEVER LEAD ME TO AN INCORRECT DIAGNOSIS TO REPLACE THE WIPER MOTOR. AS I WORKED THIS I NOTICED WIPER MOTOR WAS OVER TRAVELING THE PARK SWITCH EVEN WITH NEW MOTOR, AFTER MUCH INTERNET SEAR...
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1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L temperature VIN: 1FTHW26G7T
Thanks for all the help. I have been struggeling to find time to fix it. I warrentied out the water pump and radiator. bought a oe fan clutch replaced the t-stat twice, checked the operation of the egr system. checked for backpressure, checked compression. rep...
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1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L starts in high gear VIN: 1F3CU56ERV
Thank you everyone for your help, The reason the computer was not seening a VSS signal is because the circuit was not complete. the negative wire from the VSS was missing at the computer, someone had replaced the engine with the harness and installed a later 1...
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2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTPX14VX7
Chuck [...] and Ted thank you very much for the response, I could not find any wiring problems anywhere...have not fixed anything but the truck stopped blowing the fuse and has been running fine ever since.. I am worried because I did not find the cause and...
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1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L transfer case VIN: 3GKFK16R9X
Well I feel bad for the guy, he fixed and serviced everthing we recommended christmas a year ago and he decided to just ride out the transfercase problem. Since it doesnt have the removable tail housing its a bigger problem than just the common snap ring issue...
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2002 Honda Accord Value Package 2.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1HGCF86652
YES, YES, this car is fixed, and I am so glad to be finished with this one. I truly appreciate the input and suggestions to help us with this thorn in our side. Luckily the thorn is now removed. As to the suggestions, Winston, the wiring is different as you sa... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304.
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2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG16592
most people agreed that it was either an ecu or bad fuel. during my fuel pressure test I got a 'sniff' of the fuel and wasn't too concerned. Others suggested charging system issues - good thought - but that tested ok. Joe [...] from Canada nailed it thoug... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire cyl 1), P0302 (misfire cyl 2), P0304 (Misfire cyl 4).
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1992 Infiniti M30 3.0L Misfire VIN: JNXHF16C5N
Hi, Thanks for the replies. There are a black and a blue injector, the color is supposed to be stamped on the injector body. But the recall was perfromed on this back in 1997 and maybe the service injectors were not stamped. One thing I noted was the black one...
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2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KNDJA73925
thanks to all who helped. i am waiting for this vehicle to return so that i can use the information all of you have sent to conclude the repair. i failed to mention in my request that i had scanned for codes and found none.
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2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L door ajar light VIN: 4M2DU86W84
I LOOKED IN THE BOOT BETWEEN THE DOOR AND I FOUND A WIRE BROKE. I MUST HAVE MISSED THIS THE FIRST TIME THANKS FOR THE HELP
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2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L ps pump fan VIN: WMWRC33432
WE HAVE SEEN THE TSB, BUT IN THE END IT TURNED OUT TO BE OUR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE ON HOW THE SYSTEM WORKS, AND WE WERE CHASING A GHOST. AFTER WE LEARNED HOW THE SYSTEM IS DESIGNED TO WORK, WE REALIZED THE PS FAN IS ONLY COMMANDED ON DURING HIGH SPEED RAD FAN OPE...
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1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L body control module VIN: JN1CA21D2X
this one is fixed. after finding that the drain goes away wheni disconected the 20 pin conector on the bcm i reveiwed the wiring diagram the next day and started to eliminate each wire one at a time and descovered that pin#26 had a ground signal to it keeping ...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: JN1CA31D3Y
This li'l peach of a car is rolling under its own steam after a few days of being moments away from a roof top and an AK-47. All joking aside(not really)... after reading the responses almost every one hit the nail on the head. The motor mounts had failed (sho... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle air control aux. air control valve).
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2004 Other European Arnage T 6.75L service message VIN: SCBLF34F85
This vehicle is fixed.Thanks to Peter and Ken. Peter's method didn't work on this car but Ken's did. IGN ON PRESS& HOLD TRIP & CANCEL FOR 10 SECS SCREEN SHOULD GO BLANK PRESS AGAIN FOR TEN SECS SCREEN SHOULD GO BLANK PRESS TRIP & SCROLL TO SERVICE RE...
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1992 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.8L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GMDU06LON
thanks for every ones input on this old wreck but its happy & down the road again. I didnt think the knock sensor was causing my running issue but i decided to test out the system any way so i could at least make some progress , found bad sensor, after replace... Trouble codes: 43 (electronic spark control / knock sensor).
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2005 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L No Start
I want to thank everybody for their input. We ended up sending the car to the dealer because I was pretty sure it did have a pcm problem. They checked it out and said it needed a pcm, they did not say anything about why the battery was going dead. we've had it...
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1983 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L camshafts VIN: WPOEA0918D
Thanks to all for the FAST responses. I recieved recomendations for the valve to piston clearance of .040" to .100". Half of the responses said to stay with the stock cams(which is what I wanted to do in the first place). I was reminded of the poor drivability...
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