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2000 Acura Integra GS 1.8L hatchback VIN: JH4DC4362Y
Customer complaint: When unlock rear hatch with key, hatch will not pop up & release. Must hold key to unlocked position while lifting hatch to get hatch up. We have replaced rear latch assy. & rear hatch shocks to try and remedy. Anyone seen this problem ? No...
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1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L Oil Consumpt VIN: WBAGD8328R
This car came in with a sudden dramatic increase in oil consumption and smoke. We found several spark plugs severely oil fouled (#8 was the worst) and removed the ventilation cover plate at the rear of the intake and found a large quantity of oil laying inside...
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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABK732XV
Vehicle returned yesterday. MIL on. Air pump filled to overflowing with water. BMW has a TSB regarding the non return valve and condensation getting into the pump. But almost a quart of water? That's a lot of condensation. (see below for TSB text) ***Importan... Trouble codes: 245 (Secondary Air Injection cyl 4-6), 246 (Secondary air injection cyls 1-3)
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1998 BMW 318i 1.9L unknown VIN: WBACC9323W
Good customer, car always kept in great shape. Drove in with a hellacious noise coming from the engine. Almost sounds like a broken timing chain guide or rail. But noise is loudest at the bell housing area. Almost as if the starter is staying engaged, or somet...
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2001 BMW 525i 2.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT43441
Hello, Need help on 2001 BMW 525i, secondary air pump code, thanks in advance for replies,hopefully some bimmer guys can help resolve, what i have is a secondary air pump code,P1491, and smoke tested system and found a number leaks under intake and hose at com... Trouble codes: P0491 (Insufficient secondary air flow)
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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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1989 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G1JC5110K
Kindly note that test equipment are scarce here in Jamaica and my stuff have not been shipped home yet. As a result I am unable to provide vacuum readings among others. Saw vehicle today with 4 ecms, 3 proms and coolant sensor on passenger floor. Got vehicle r...
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1990 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 7.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: IGKGK34N6L
Vehicle came in with Check Engine light on and in need of having exhaust manifold gaskets replaced. Did gasket repair, and then tackled the check engine light. Vehicle was running rough at cruise and idle, after numerous tests it was concluded that we needed a...
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1994 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban Silverado 5.7L brake pedal drop VIN: 1GNFK16K7R
Thanks in advance for the help. We replaced the front pads and calipers. All was fine. About 3 weeks later the right front brake grabbed a couple times, then all was o.k. again. Now (2-3 weeks later), the pedal is a little soft, and when you get about stopped ...
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1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GTEC14W5W
This vehicle will run perfect for about 10 to 20 minutes and then it goes south. Starts and idles perfect all the time. I checked all the related sensor readings and found them to be well within specs. I did feel that the fuel pressure was a bit iffy, 54 to 58...
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1999 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.0L No Start, hard start VIN: 1GCFG29M6X
Have a hard/no start condition. Vehicle will run and restart normally after first start. Thought it was the octopus assembly (fuel injector tubes) clogging up, so I cleaned it, no change. Will start normally if a battery charger is hooked up. Computer grounds ...
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2001 Chevrolet S10 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS145X1
p1441 keeps setting on this vehicle. Have followed diagnostics only to arrive at intermittent condition on chart. No other codes stored, does not have a vacuum leak through purge valve, ftp sensor is within .2v of 1.5 that is desired. The purge valve and ftp s... Trouble codes: P1441
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Fuel Gage VIN: 1GCEC19W01
We have had 3 Tech's work on this to no avail. Every electrical connection has been cleaned and contacts checked.
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2001 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 6.0L Ride control VIN: 3GNCK26U41
My customer want's to replace his shocks and would buy OE But they are on back order untill july His truck has the RTD Ride system and does any one make a kit that would turn off The service ride system light or can it be unprogramed At the dealer ? It's a nic...
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2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEC13T23
this truck misfires at idle ,has p0300 ,on misfire screen shows #4 and #5 misfire only at idle.once the rpm in raised to about 2000 it smooth.i swaped coils,injectors,wires,plugs but,it always misfires on 4 and 5.thanks for any tips. Trouble codes: P0300
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1992 Chrysler LeBaron 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1C3XU4537N
Veh. towed in, cranks no start. no mil,no scanner comm. Test asd relay, (good). Test power & grounds at sbec connector, (good). Replace sbec. Now koeo mil on, engine starts,idles very poorly.Scope engine found cyls# 4,6,5, not firing injectors. Good spark. Con... Trouble codes: 42 (No z1 voltage sensed with asd on)
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1998 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1C4GP54L5W
Hello fellow IATN fanatics. The van in question has, I believe, multiple issues. For a couple months the owner commented about the instrument cluster coming and going during trips. We discussed with the owner how we would have to check modules and communicatio... Trouble codes: P1695 (no ccd from body module)
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2000 Chrysler 300M 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3HE66G6Y
this vehicle at times has extended crank times to restart after being driven for awhile and allowed to sit(the customer uses going out to eat as an example).they sometimes have to try starting it a few times,until it finally starts,runs a little rough,and then...
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2003 Chrysler Concorde Limited 3.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD3M63H
i have this concorde it intermittently stumbles for a second then turns on the check engine light. i have checked the voltage at the sensor have 5 volts got a good ground so i replaced the camshaft sensor.car left for 2 days then returned code po342 ive looked... Trouble codes: P0342
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2006 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1A4GP44R46
I've been scratching my head over this one all weekend. This is a 06 town and country with a 3.3L. At 3000 rpm the engine cuts out as if it hit a rev limiter and continues to surge until the throtle is released. No codes to point me in any direction. Fuel pres...
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1992 Dodge Stealth 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JB3XE74C8N
this car at wide open throttle runs perfect and moves like hell but at a cruse the car bucks and jerks very hard i have alreaady checked the timing belt and belt lines up perfect car seems to idle alright if you have any info that would be helpful that would b...
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1995 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L radio/clock/abs VIN: 1B7KF26C9R
ABS light comes on--when this happens the clock and radio quit--has anyone seen this before?
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1999 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Electronic VIN: 1B7MF3361X
Have a transmission controller that will not give me any data, data comes up as being N/A. The engine Data is also N/A unless the plug in to the far right on the tcm is unplugged, then we can communicate with engine but no transmission data, but a codes comes ...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D3HU18Z02
i replace the evap valve. and know i get evap leak large and small codes Trouble codes: P0455 (evap leak large), P0442 (evap leak small)
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1991 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L slave cyclindr VIN: 1FTCRI0A2M
replaced clutch. after installing clutch. went to bleed clutch pedal went hard
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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Transmission engagement VIN: 1FTEF14N8R
This is a 4wd pickup that will kick out of gear going down the highway. E4OD electronic transmission. Transmission was replaced with a reman. unit by another shop for this problem. Customer drove the pickup home and had identical problem as before the transmis...
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1996 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L Oil Usage VIN: 1FTCR14X7T
Hi Everyone, This Ranger came in in January after another garage told him it needed head gaskets because there was coolant in the oil so they would not do a oil change. Although I was unable to find any coolant in the oil, the owner opted to still replace the ...
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1996 Ford F-250 XLT 7.3L No Start VIN: 2FTHF25F8T
vehicle started cold at first and would not start warm or hot. now it will not start. it always cranks ok 148-155 rpm. cam sensor, hi psi oil pump, icp, battery cables, transfer pump(leaked), batteries all are new. i have 12 volts to ipr always and tried groun...
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1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Starting VIN: 1FMZU32X6W
this explorer was towed in w/no start condition: no crank, no electric, no dash lights, miscellaneous blown fuses-including 175 amp mega fuse. Customer left key on over night and drained battery. He jump-started the next day and insists that he did not hook up...
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1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FAFP7195X
WE HAVE GOOD SPARK ON THIS ENGINE, NO INJECTOR PULSE. ALL RELATED ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS ARE IN WOKING ORDER (IT HAS FUEL PRESSURE TO THE RAIL, FUSES OK, etc).
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L abs module VIN: 1FTZR15V9X
After he had the sensor replaced the code is gone but the ABS will come on and the pedal fades as you hear the dump valves engage just before you stop @ 4 to 5 MPH. As this happens I lose communication with the ABS module and to get it back I have shut the tru...
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX21F0Y
This vehicle came in with a start stall problem. The customer said that after he started it cold the check engine light came on and it stalled, then it wouldn't start untill the check engine light went off. I test drove and nothing happend. The customer said i...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Steering VIN: 1FTNF21F51
I have serviced this truck since new. Just came in today with a darting condition. It has had no recent repairs. Had a power steering pump for no brakes a year ago. If driving at slow speeds about 30 it will quickly turn to the left. The truck does not slow do...
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2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L Steering VIN: 1FMZU67E42
when turning to right it chatters on the right front only when hot it does not feel like the ussaul rack and pinnon shutter please help
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTWW33P63
customer brought me his truck to replace fuel injectors because dealer told him that is what was causing his engine running rough & surging (primarily when engine is cold).we replaced all 8 fuel injectors with reman units(alliant).customer brought back truck w... Trouble codes: P0261, P0264, P0267, P0270, P0273, P0276
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2003 Ford E-150 4.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTRE14223
veh came in about 1 month ago for int dies out on acceleration found to have multiple codes and a rattle in the converter area.replaced upper intake and isolater bolts after using smoke machine to verify leak.informed cust that the rattle in the veh was a loos...
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2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W34
This Crown Vic has a recurring P0354. The coil is new, plugs have been switched. In park or neutral there is no problem. Put the car in reverse or drive and just idle it will start to miss on #4 and toss the code after two key cycles. Here is the fun part, it ... Trouble codes: P0354 (ignition primary/secondary circuit)
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FTWW32P56
help another ford diesel. this one was dropped off for a miss while driving. drove about 10 miles no miss noticed. scanned codes with modis ansd recieved PO487 egr throttle position control problem. the problem is that niether iatn, modis, or mitchells has tro... Trouble codes: P0487
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1998 GMC C1500 Suburban 5.7L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GKEC16R8W
all ign components new except coil no codes present. int. flutter under slight acceleration. watched misfire counter during test drive no misfires counted. replaced egr valve with known good part. no difference. Any help will be appreciated, Thanks, Al
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1995 Honda Prelude SE 2.3L gear VIN: JHMBB2176S
hi everyone. this 95 honda prelude hard to change gear while driving and neutral. owner replace with new cluthc master cylinder. after many time trying to bled. still have problem with the changing gear and stall at neutral. so we replace with another brand ma...
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2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Charging System VIN: SAJEA51C94
CHARGING SYSTEM LIGHT IS ON BUT CHARGING SYSTEM VOLTAGE IS OK. The vehicle was scanned with Autologic and several charging system DTCs were observed: P1629 (gen field circuit), P1632 (Gen charge system failure) P2503 (Charging system voltage low). After cleari...
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L no crank VIN: JT6HF10U4Y
towed in customer stated before any problems smelled something burning,now no crank and no check engine light illuminate,found fuse underhood AM2 blown but replaced blew again with key in run position crank for 2sec. again blew fuse ,remove battery check harne...
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2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Hesitation VIN: 5LMFU28R44
Thanks in advance. This is my sister in laws navigator and it is driving me nuts. I have replace mass air flow sensor and crank sensor to no avail. There is a recall on these for bad coils for the 4.6l but not the 5.4l . I have no codes but you can really get ...
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2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Charging VIN: 1YVFP80C1X
Customer brought in vehicle because of it going dead after a long trip or after it sits for a couple of days. First time in the shop I found a bad alternator not charging at all so we replaced it and it was charging 14.2 while idiling. Customer said it was sti...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz G500 5.0L unknown VIN: WDCYR49E13
Hi everybody I need some advice on this one. The Drivers display says brakelamp bad. And ABS light on.! Checked the brakelamp all 3 of them are good. Checked all connections did a visual check on the wheel sensors found nothing abvious. Resest the ABS light, ...
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2003 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2MEFM74W73
Hello guys this car givving me a headache.i need help on this one.Car came in for miss fire on three cyl`s,i found out customer never changed plugs,we changed plugs with oem part,clean throttle body,egr and clean injectors with BG cleaners,test drive and the c... Trouble codes: P0351
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2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L rear axle VIN: JA4MW51R42
This truck when driven in a strait line runs very good. when turning a slight left the rear right wheel blocks and let go then blocks like the abs is working only on that wheel. Then i can drive around in circles left or right and nothing happens then without ...
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1984 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JN1HZ14S1E
we are pulling our hair out at this time. We can't scan this one and there are no codes. With all the injectors pluged in it wont start. If I pick any of the injectors and unplug it it starts and runs. if i unplug 2 injectors it runs quite smooth. but if i plu...
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2002 Ferrari 360 Challenge 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: ZFFYT53A42
Fellow Techs, Thanks in advance for your time:)!! This Ferrari in for OBD2 State Inspection. Had multiple codes; History P1132, P1163, P1171, P1191, P1194, P1196 and Pending P1197, P1200. Found loose, not clipped connector for passenger side throttle actuator.... Trouble codes: P1200 (unknown)
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1997 Plymouth Voyager 3.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2P4FP2534V
I hope that someone can help with this van.it has a very extreme missfire when engine temp hits about 200. i tested spark. found plugs to be fouled out and suggested full tune up. also found that cylinder 6 had only 70 psi for compression. leak tested and foun... Trouble codes: P0300, P0306
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1995 Pontiac Firebird 3.4L Cuts out, lacks power VIN: 2G2FS22S8S
I have checked various components with no failures to the vehicles problem. The problem is it lacks power, if the throttle is help at wot and at around 3600rpm it will boog out like it has a clogged exhaust. I have monitored the fuel injectors and coils both v...
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1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L timing chain tenninsor VIN: 1G2NE52T6X
The chain was quite and ran almost 2000 miles now has lost tenninson again. I have read of a problem with oil pumps and the relief valve sticking? also aldata shows a time 11.5 hrs. for a oil flow check valve but no procedure. Oil pump is only 4.1 it can't be ...
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1996 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L blower motor VIN: YS3CD68U4T
greetings to all this saab has no blower motor operation at all no speeds.i got access to the blower motor wiring and i do have power going to it but i have no ground,if i ground the circuit it will work.this has auto climate control on the wiring diagrams it ...
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1999 Saturn SL2 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZK527XX
Greetings. This car came in for a very intermittent stalling problem and computer stored fault P0606 PCM internal processor fault. The first time it happened, we cleared codes and gave car back to customer. 3 weeks later same problem, same code, so we installe... Trouble codes: 1602 (No communication between PCM and ABS control unit)
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1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 4T1BF1882W
This car came in with c/c of check engine light on and hesitation. Found bad #3/6 misfire. I moved the coil twice and the code followed so I replaced the coil misfire gone but the hesitation still there. Please help
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2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E6Y
Vehicle came in with a MIL light on. Trouble code P1349 - variable valve timing malfunction. Replaced the camshaft timing oil control valve and the camshaft timing sprocket. Prior to the replacing the sprocket, I could sometimes get the engine to stall when I ... Trouble codes: P1349 (Variable vale timing malfunction)
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2002 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Starter Motor VIN: 1NXBR12E72
thanks for reading this post the starter is inop no current to the solenoid checked fuses checked for any kind of alarm or starter kill switch (none found) I pulled the covers off the colmn and traced the white wire with black tracer from the switch to the fir...
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2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7L abs light, with codes VIN: JTEBT14R73
truck came to shop with abs light and vsc track, and vsc off lights on. codes c0200 right front speed sensor signal malfunction, code c1223 vehicle skid control malfunction. removed speed sensor, ohm tested found open circut. installed new toyota speed sensor,...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Speedometer VIN: WVWMA23B6Y
We havent been able to find much on this transmission,weve replaced the speed sensor once before. The problem is the speedometer will bounce approx. 5 mi. per hour @ times,causing the cruise control to hunt & fluctuate. Noticing that when you drive, the speedo...
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2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21V62
Thanks in advance to everyone who can help. The car came in a few mounths ago with an EVAP large leak code. We cleared the code and told the custermor about making sure the fuel cap was on tight.. Few weeks later it was back same code. Smoke tested the system ... Trouble codes: P0455 (EVAP Emission Sys Leak Detected Gross Leak OE 16839)
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1996 Audi A4 2.8L Draw
Thanks for all the replies and info. Customer has decided he does not want to spend anymore money on the car at this time. He is going to disconnect battery when he is going to leave it sit for more than 4 days. Was able to exclude the radio as the problem but...
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1994 BMW 530i 3.0L transmission VIN: WBAHE2314R
alright boys and girls...first off thanks to all that responded with great suggestions. turns out that the shift cable had somehow broke in the boot right by the trans. the boot was still holding it on the gear shift rod enough to allow reverse and then when...
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2001 BMW 525i 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT43451
A very big thank you to those who responded. I replaced the crankcase vent control valve and hoses/tubes & cleaned the plugged dip stick tube vent side using the proceedure of removing the air cleaner & throttle body as suggested by most of you. All is well an...
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2002 BMW 525i 2.5L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT43472
told customer of advised tech bulletins and possible outcomes involving throttle body and possible wiring harness replacement. Customer has aftermarket warranty through dealer, no feedback yet from customer of outcome. thanks everyone Trouble codes: 160 (Engine-Throttle position controller Jammed breifly), 161 (Engine-Throttle position controller Jammed permnently), 8 (Signal air-mass flow sensor), 136 (Engine Throttle sensor starting test readaption necessary), 115 (Adaptation engine throttle).
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2002 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEV334X2
Thank all of you for your input. I replaced the coolant thermostat at the front of the head and used my coolant vac to fill the cooling system. Vehicle has just got back from a 300 mile road trip and the client says it is doing great. Once again thank all of y... Trouble codes: P1028 (coolant thermostatcoolant temperature below thermostat regulating temperature).
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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Starting VIN: WBAVB13586
Hello everyone and thank you for all your advise. This was the first time i diagnosed one of these push button start vehicles and all-data was of no help. it turned that most of the replies were right, the starter was bad on the ignition signal circuit. i also...
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2007 Cadillac Escalade 6.2L high idle VIN: 1GYFK63877
Thank you for the responses. I didn't have the appropriate software to reset the throttle on the new throttle assembly. I purchased the software and when i get the truck back I will give the results.
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1993 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GNCT18W3P
AFTER CHECKING COMPRESSION ON ALL CYLINDERS,REMOVED HEADS AND FOUND #4 CYLINDER PISTON WOULD NOT COME ALL THE WAY UP. AFTER REMOVING ENGINE(FOR REPLACEMENT).WE TORE DOWN AND FOUND#4ROD BENT. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO REPLIED TO THIS MESSAGE.DAVID
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1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L distributor plug VIN: 2G1WX12X5T
THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED. THIS WAS 3.4 AND GRINDING THE CORNER OF HEAD OFF WAS NOT AND OPTION AND YOURE ALSO RIGHT THAT REMOVING THE HEAD WOULD EXCEED THE VALUE OF THE VEHICLE. I CLEANED THE TOP OF THE PLUG, USED A 2.8 DIST. GASKET AND "THE RIGHT STUFF" GASK...
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1996 Chevrolet G30 Chevy Van 5.7L trans VIN: 1GDJG31K0T
most techs suggested to check all the wriring because of corosion on those years being a problem.i did find alot of so so connections and took care of them.i am not sure which fix did it or if it was all of the above,but dave suggested i clear the history cod...
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1996 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation VIN: 1GCEK19R2T
Thanks Guys,The problem was the VCM, Alex hit it right on the [...] .The TSB solved the problem. Thank again. Trouble codes: 1122 (TPS intermitting low voltage).
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1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GBDM19W3W
Well I have tested the cylinder leak down on cylinder 5 it was @ 45%. I took the head off to send back to the machine shop. Machine shop said everything was ok. Put cylinder head back on and still have misfire mainly in that cylinder. The shop is currently...
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1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEC16R3X
I replaced the NAPA EGR valve with a DELCO unit. After a few weeks of driving, I checked with the customer and he stated the check engine has not come back on at all. I'm calling this one fixed. I think the NAPA valve was no reporting back properly or was ... Trouble codes: P0404.
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L oil pressure VIN: 2GCEK19TA6
THANKS FORT ALL OF THE RESPONSE FROM YOU GUYS OUT THERE. THE OIL PUMP WAS FAILED, i COULD NOT SEE A REASON FOR THE LOSS OF OIL PRESSURE. bEFORE THE PUMP WAS REPLACED, i USED A PRESSURE OILER TO VERIFY THE OIL PASSAGES IN THE BLOCK WERE FINE. i INSTALLED A NEW ...
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2005 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1AL52F75
This vehicle is fixed, performed crankshaft relearn procedure w/tech2 that had updated software and Cani adaptor. All is good know, thanks to all that replied. Trouble codes: P0315.
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1997 Dodge Dakota 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1B7FL26PXV
HI Y'ALL! Call in the dogs and piss on the campfire, this hunt is over. After cleaning the engine and pcm grounds, it was better. Then I checked the wires for the coil connector. I could wiggle the connector and the truck would miss/stall. I pulled the wires ... Trouble codes: P0351 (Ignition primary circuit).
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1998 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1B4HS28Z4W
All my information was not correct. I was finally able to capture the event with a movie on the brick scantool. My fuel trims went very lean(-25) and the front O2 pegged at .9 volts and stayed there while the vehicle acted up. Replaced front O2 sensor. This fi...
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1999 Dodge Stratus 2.0L emergency flashers VIN: 1B3EJ46CSX
When will we learn? It took a factory switch and flasher to fix this. (I really suspect the flasher but the technician doing it put both in before I knew it) The 3 unlabeled wires in the schematic are still a mystery as they are in the switch. Thank you for re...
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1999 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on, crank no start VIN: 2B4GP52G8X
Well Guys I delayed the fix for a bit to make sure it was fixed and havent herd back. We as some suggested checked for fuel injectors leaking down after setting, checked for shorted O2 sensors ect... finaly we decided to replace the PCM because we went to chec... Trouble codes: P0171.
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1999 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: IB7GG26XXX
well overall consensus was that the aftermarket cats. cant take the heat like OEM cats., do, that there is no internal egr built into the valve timing since there is no way to change timing no vtc's in this v-6 or the v-8's, you can check for chain streach by ...
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2001 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L back up lamps VIN: 1B4GP25381
After a few hours of poking around at things. We started looking for opens or shorts on the PCI bus line from each of the modules. We located the PCI bus junction block and unplugged the comb. Found very high resistance in the line going to the FCM. After te...
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1997 Ford F-150 4.2L egr VIN: 1357V34F14
Hi, Thanks to everyone that replied. Most replies were related to the DPFE sensor, and stated that aftermarket units had given problems. I replaced the unit with a motorcraft sensor, cleared codes, and have had no problems after several days of customer dri...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTX21L3XE
well the truck never came back to double check for codes, so I dont have any answers for anybody even myself, I wanted to see if the code would switch to other bank to blame o2 sensor would stay the same to be able to look further into intake leak, If it event... Trouble codes: P0171.
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2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L coolent VIN: 1FAFPS5U81
don't really know if is fixed but i replaced the t stat and the radiator cap the car has not come back and they have not called thanks to all that replied
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2001 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L timing chains VIN: 1FMZU63E71
The problem was the rear cassette, when I took apart the valve covers, the cassette was gone and the bolt that holds the cassette was rubbing against the chain making the rattle noise. to start, i will recommend to anybody that have this kind of trouble, to a...
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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Master VIN: 1FTDWF3458
Thanks To Everybody that replied to me when we needed help.To Close this Problem All of the replies helped us to look in the rigth direction.To Brian,Michael,Robert,Kent,And Charles [...] Helpful Thanks Again What We Found The Old Master Was Bad. But When The N...
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2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L vct system VIN: 1FTVF14526
Pulled front timing cover and found crankshaft clocked 30 degrees off by the longblock rebuilder. Should have double checked timing marks before installing.
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1998 Honda Civic CX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEJ6326W
thanks to all of you my friends! you were all right! I convinced the customer to install a oe cat from honda and trouble was fixed its magical! Trouble codes: P0420.
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2000 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Interior VIN: 1HGCG3245Y
Thanks for the help. Replies led me to check for mold and CO in car. I used a portable CO tester while driving to eliminate that. Actual fix was to clean evaporator core and all ducts in HVAC system.Car was returned to customer and all is OK for now.
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2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L tach/odometer VIN: 2HKLR18582
The instrument cluster was bad. Replaced with a used one. The reference for the speedometer and odometer are common,so if one indicater is off and the other isnt it is the cluster. Thanks for all the help. P.S. I was sure that i posted this repair 2 weeks ago...
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Stall
Hi guys feed to cranksensor was breaking down intermittently replaced ecm with known goodone so far so good thanks to all who replied
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on, a/t oil temp VIN: 4S2DM58W0Y
hi guys, thanks to all that repled but bill from florida nailed this one thank you alot bill you saved me alot of time on this one did what you said remove the egr valve but not all the way just enough to see the tube in the lower left corner took a close hang... Trouble codes: P0218, P1404.
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1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L seat VIN: SAJKX6245T
after going back to live data found that the readings were not changing when seat was moved. you can't veiw the settings moving you have to look at settings go out of control unit move seat and then back in and see if settings move. the for and aft position ...
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2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L air suspension VIN: SALPV164YA
VEHICLE WENT TO LANDROVER TODAY, THEY CLEARED FAULT CODES AND PHONED SAYING THE COMPRESSOR WAS WEAK AND NEEDS TO BE CHANGED FOR ANOTHER $1200 IT IS FIXED. I STRESSED TO THE CUSTOMER TO DO THE CONVERSION BUT THEY DECLINED LOOKS LIKE THAT BIT THEM IN THE END
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2001 Lexus ES300 3.0L ride VIN: JT8BF28G61
I want to thank everyone that replied. We found that the struts were in fact not seated correctly in the mounts. We installed new mounts and made sure the struts lined up correctly in the mount before the nut was tightened. You could see that more threads...
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Replacement VIN: WMWRC33453
Although I haven't had a chance to do the repair yet, it's clear from the replies that the special tools are not required. The touchiest area is engine lifting brackets, but apparently they can be fabricated or gotten around by careful use of a chain. My thank...
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2000 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.5L valve lifters VIN: JA3AY11A2Y
Sorry for such a late reply. This car appears to have been abandoned in our lot. The few times we have contacted the customer, we have not been able to get any additional work approved. We have gone way beyond the call of duty on this one. Due to slow work, ...
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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L cooling system VIN: 4A3AC44G83
We found it was the head gasket but customer didn't want to fix the car at this time as she didn't have the money. We did check the radiator and it was good. Thanks for all the help from everyone. Russ
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2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L speedometer VIN: JN1DA31D92
I have no fixed the car. Auto dealer did not want to spend the money. They are taking to sale. It has had all speed sensors replace so we suspect the abs/tcs control is bad but will never know. Thanks for all the help sorry I could not post a fix. Mickey
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1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L engine VIN: 1GHDX03EXX
Hi guys, I want to thank everyone that responded to my request. You helped us diag. this one on the money. We spent some time and money in checking this one out and did find a head gasket leaking at a small pin hole. Customer was tickled that we found so...
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