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2004 Audi S4 Avant 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUPL68E24
has anyone run into a problem like this with a s4? the car seems to run fine. just the check engine light coming on! my scanner doesn't support data stream. so i just replaced the oxygen sensors going by the code got. Trouble codes: P0030 (oxygen heater circuit bank 1 sensor 1), P0153, P1602 (intermit. low battery voltage)
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2005 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDF68E45
Think that i have the po171 code fixed but idle still want to hunt only in park or nuetral(po507). Drove 25 miles and no codes . Idle will go up to 1500rpm then drop down to 750rpm then repeats. Short term fuel trim jumps to +25 when idle goes up and drops to ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0507
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2001 BMW 525i 2.5L xenon aim VIN: WBADS43411
Greetings Bimmer experts! This customer states that his headlamps used to travel up,then down,then straight on every time he turned them on . From my understanding of the system, there are 2 sensors on the control arms that control 2 actuator motors in each he...
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2004 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L door locks VIN: 5UXFA13555
tried to open from outside with coat hanger by pulling inside handle but would not open doors from driver's and passager's door also, is there a way to open or put power just enough to open with remote somewhere on car thank you this must happen a lot because ...
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1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L traction control VIN: 1G6KD52Y3T
top of the day fellow techs. i havethis caddy riding up my back. this car came in with the traction and abs lights on.checked speed sensors,all working fine.checked for codes only code is 73.pcm-ebtcm signal fault.reserch tells me lost of serial data to pcm.if...
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1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Steering Wheel VIN: 1G6KD54Y9X
Hey Guys & Gals,I Have This 99 Caddy Problem & Don't Know Where To Begin.Here Is The Problem,When Sitting At An Idle While Holding The Steering Wheel In A Turned Posistion, The Wheel Pulsates like It Wants To Turn By Itself & Then Wants To Turn Back Slightly.A...
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2004 Cadillac SRX 4.6L trans over heat VIN: 1GYEE63A74
trans temp message on information center after about 45 min test drive hook up cooler flow tester no flow any body seen this one.
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2007 Cadillac SRX 3.6L tpms VIN: 1GYEE637X7
front tires were replaced with same size, left front tire was not repairable. tried to perform relearn per instructions in owners manual. would not chirp at left front tire, right front would, and neither rear tires would chirp. tried several times, both defla...
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1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L brake and signal VIN: 1GNDT13W2S
i hope i dont wast anybodys time on this one,but the brake lights, signal lights and emer, flasher dont work,third brake light works.on a CAR I DID IT WAS THE TURN SIGNAL SWITCH.THE FLASHER BUTTON is broke customer took out flasher i put it back sill have no l...
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1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Stall VIN: 1GNCS13W6S
all repairs were done at a previous repair facility. after our inspection we noticed that the problem occurs after vehicle is driven for about fifteen minutes or so. vehicle dies like you shut off the key. when you try to restart you have spark and fuel but ve...
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2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L steering VIN: 1GNDM19W8Y
vehicle has a rubbing noise while turning left slowly.sounds like a plastic boot rubbing on something.this is a hydro boost system but noise seems to be in steering column or interm shaft should be easy to find .i hpe somone has seen this already.thanks
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2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Cooling Fans
I have a 2000 Chev. Venture, with cooling fans inoperative even with the A/C turned on. I can get them to turn on by disconnecting the Coolant Temp Sensor. I checked the relays, and fuses, and had a brief look at the wiring, all appeared to be OK. Anybody had ...
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2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L rear brakes VIN: 1G1JC5244Y
Rear brakes lock up over frt. Tail end dives and abs works. Port valve in master cyl so master cyl was first replacement. Bled brakes. Fluid exits all wheel cyl's evenly. Wheel cylinders checked for sticking and binding. Springs and hardware intact. New shoes ...
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14W22
Hi everyone, Vehicle is skipping pretty badly. History misfires show clearly that #4 and 6 are the culprit. I changed plugs and looked at the cap and rotor-looked good. Vacum readings are steady and high. Compression is 175psi on both problem cylinders. I no... Trouble codes: P0300
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2002 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L starter relay VIN: 2G1WH55K72
CAR COME IN FROM OTHER SHOP. THE PASSLOCK SENSOR (CYLINDER) AND THE IGNITION SWITCH HAS BEEN REPLACED.SCAN WITH TECH-2 AND FOUND NO HISTORY CODES CHECKED THEFT SYSTEM AND FOUND GOOD OPERATION.IGNITION 0 IS OKAY AND ALSO IGNITION ONE IS OKAY. THE STARTER HAS A ...
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2004 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBJG31U54
van will sometimes idle low or stall at idle, usually in gear. I can not control the iac with scanner but I can control it with a separate controller hook up to the iac. has anyone run into this problem and can tell me if it's a wiring problem or something els... Trouble codes: P0506, P0171, P0174
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L driver info center controls VIN: 1GCHK23U74
Customer just got the truck,and brought it in with a complaint of steering wheel buttons for DIC not working,hooked up the MODIS and they dont switch on that either. Radio buttons on the wheel work fine. Then noticed odometer button on dash didn't do anything ...
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2007 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.2L wipers VIN: 1G1ZS57F46
I am working on this '07 Malibu. The complaint is that the wipers will intermittently stall for 1-3 seconds while in either low speed or intermittent wipe mode, and then continue to work normally. The vehicle was in the shop a week ago and we found that when t...
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2003 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.4L Anti Theft Alarm VIN: 4C3AG42G03
This car came into the shop to get it running. Someone had changed the timing belt and didn't time it right. We got the car in time and went to crank it but it had no spark or injector operation when tested with a noid light. We hooked up the modis scanner and...
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1991 Dodge Dynasty LS 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B3XC56R0M
Please help!, This dodge has gone into theft mode and will not start, it does not have a theft system so my understanding is the only way to fix it is to replace the ecm. I have done that twice now, the last time I also put in a bcm because I found corrosion i...
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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 Dakota 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1B7GG23Y0S
ok my hair is pulled out of my head and all over the floor, my nails have been bitter off and this truck is not fixed! came in ruff running- needed tune up-done/ also replaced crank sensor do to contaminated with oil- no codes- test drove ok but next morning r...
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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L RPM races up VIN: 3B7KF2666W
98 Dodge Diesel will start to idle up on its own without any throttle input. When it occurs, charging system is at 14 volts, at gauge, at battery and on scan tool BUT the ECM battery volts, on the scan tool, reads up to 22volts and climbs to 30 volts!! At that... Trouble codes: P0388, P0123, P0606, P0113, P0121, P0563
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Timing Chain VIN: 1B4GP74L9Y
Recommended new engine. Per customer request, replacing oil pump in timing chain cover. Timing chain was loose - of course. Replaced with new Cloyes kit - still loose. Replaced with O.E.M. parts {probably came from Cloyes} - still loose. Chain has about 1/2" p...
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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 3B7KF23622
hello fellow tecs i need som help here i got roped into this by my friend i have a 02 dodge deisle that will surge at idle in gear drive or reverse and will stall but will alway start back up, scan for codes and all i get is p0341 no cam signal, and the tac do... Trouble codes: P0341 (no cam signal)
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2004 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L rear lift gate VIN: 1D4GP24R24
Rear lift gate will not unlock or lock electrically. Last week I replaced the BCM for the drivers door lock not unlocking any of the doors. I found that the BCM was not sending out enough voltage to the switch. I replaced it and all was well... or so I thought...
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1991 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L engine
Hello iATN members, I have this headache deciphering this problem child.This vehicle has no power,I mean it doesnt take off its very sluggish.If i rev engine to take off as if to burn rubber, it has no power and it only rattles the engine, but it doesnt miss ...
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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Transmission VIN: 1FMDU34E6V
When engaged into reverse a ratchet noise is coming from the trans area. No reverse. When engaged into N noise is not present. Drive range, noise not present thru all upshifts. At around 50 mph or higher if you let off throttle noise come back, sounds like a r...
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on, lean VIN: 2FMZA5147W
came in for this code and the ones for IMRC inop. Found both actuators to be bad, replaced them and the intake upper and lower gaskets. thought we had it but it is back after a month with P0171. This seems to occur ONLY at idle when the engine will consistenet... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank one)
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1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU35PXX
Good morning to all. I have this explorer we picked up at auction last week.When we got it check engine light on code P0340 (cam sensor open or shorted) and had a severe bucking at cruising speeds w/ light throttle (would go away if more throttle applied). I r... Trouble codes: P0340
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1999 Ford F-150 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX1724W
Thanks in advance. This truck came in for a po174b code , lean bank two. performed smoke test and had no vacuum leaks. looked on datastram and sensor was not switching and other side very slow. Replaced both sensors and test drove and both are switcing good. T... Trouble codes: P174
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L starting VIN: 1FTNW21F11
truck runs fine if you let it set for 2 days it is very hard to start. will need to crank about 8 times and will run rough for a few min. and it is fine. let it set over night it starts great. just two days or long its hard to start.have check for codes none.o...
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2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Timing Belt
Warned this customer for months that the t-belt was overdue for replacement, but he ignored me. Now car was towed in and has slipping/stripped t-belt. IS THIS AN INTERFERENCE ENGINE??? Alldata says no..freewheeling, Ford dealer (2 techs say yes, definitely int...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31P93
Customer brought vehicle in for me to install PCM. He said that his tech told him it was what he needed. I installed the PCM as requested and the vehicle left. He was back an hour later saying that the same problem was there as before, I sent him back to his t...
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2003 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L fog lights VIN: 1FAHP60A43
Original complaint was that auto headlights wouldn't turn off in direct sunlight. Fog lights won't turn off with the headlight switch.
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2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.6L reverse VIN: 1FMZU73W74
vehicle cam in with no reverse. no codes in system. when you place the truck in reverse it engages and will move with light throttle. apply more throttle and the truck "pops" out and the engine reves. as the rpm drops it "pops" back into gear. after overhaul (...
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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Mechanical
This has a tapping noise from under the drivers side valve cover area, happens hot and cold . Seems to increase with rpm increase. much louder then normal, also has a raw fuel smell when walking around truck, we see no leaks and smole tested evap system, could...
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2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMYU93115
The vehicle come in with a check engine light.It had a code po312 missfire in first 1000 rpm,and a code po302 missfire #2 cyl.I replaced spark plugs, and swapped #2 coil with #4 coil.codes set again so i smoke tested intake for vaccume leaks,no leaks.Ichecked ...
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2007 Ford E-250 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTNE24W17
This is for the Ford gurus. I have a 2007 E250 van with 4.6L. Customer states that after the van sits for a while and more times overnight, it will not start. He usually waits 15 minutes and it will start, but not always. I have seen the problem 2 times. Monit...
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2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.0L reverse VIN: 1GTHK29U72
this truck has all forward gears, goes into overdrive and torque converter locks up, but this vehicle has no reverse, and it just happened all at once. thanks in advance for any info you guys might have.
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2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L headlight VIN: 2HKRL1867H
To the good Honda techs out there; I do a lot of electical work, but not alot on Hondas. I have what seems like a simple problem, but could take alot of time to pinpoint, because of my lack of experiece with Hondas. I have this Odyssey van here that the left h...
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2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Misfire VIN: 1HGES16533
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2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L lifters VIN: JNKCV51E74
Hello this one has lifter noise on passenger side bank. sounds to be two or three making noise. Well some one got some thing to help me fix this one. Lots of work. I would like to tear it down once. Thanks for the help.
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1993 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L start/stall VIN: 4S2CG58E1P
To all the Isuzu guru's out there... this vehicle has a start/stall problem. It only occurs with the MAF plugged in. unplug it and the car will run all day, albeit poorly. I have replaced the MAF to no avail, it still has the same problem. Though it was a use...
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2007 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L instrument cluster illumination VIN: SAJEA01U84
Hoping someone has more info on this than me. This car has no illumination from cluster. All warning lamps and gauges work fine. The lights for the speedo and tach are inoperative. Used autologic to check cluster and found no codes. Under illumination testing ...
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1J4G258S9V
Hi, We have a Jeep with an intermittent cut out, sometimes no start problem. Customer has said that it cut out shortly after leaving his driveway, then started right up. He drove it back into his driveway and parked it. When he tried to start again later on it...
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L Steering VIN: 1J4HR58275
This Jeep has full-time 4Wheel drive and has developed a shudder in the steering when turning at slower speeds. We removed the front driveshaft and the steering feels fine(lock to lock) but the torque transfer in the transfer case puts all of the power to the ...
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2006 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L SRS lite on VIN: KNAFE12166
The SRS warning lamp is still on, with a C2100. Does this module need to be programmed to the vehicle, and if so, will a used module accept programming to make it work in another vehicle?
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1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM97V1V
This is a car from a car lot and they can't get it through emissions. The MIL light was on with lean codes (P0171, P0174), egr flow codes (p1408), ect code(P1116), HO2S code(P1127). Tested egr and flow-ok, ect tested ok, MAF signal looks good with no drop outs... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Bank 2)
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2006 Mazda Tribute i 2.3L power steering VIN: 4F2YZ02Z76
Hi,This truck have an humming noise only at 1000rpm and there is a vibration that can be feel thrue the steering wheel.Other than that no noise at all at other RPM. even when i turn the steering wheel it doesn't make noise until the RPM reach 1000. Under the h...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L shut off relay VIN: WDBGB34E3N
we have this car when it is runing charging system is good when we shut it off engine shuts off fine then after about one minute the shutoff relay will start clicking and wont stop till key is turned on or battery goes dead. we have not been able to find any w...
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1994 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L timing belt VIN: 4A3AJ56G8R
thank you for your time and reading this.had car come in with both timing belts broken installed new timing belts looked on iatn. found info on setting tensioner and rolling motor over twice and rechecking belt alignment and adjustment on tensioner.and spun al...
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2004 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L fuel gauge VIN: 6MMAP67P64
Hi Mitsu techs, We have an 04 diamante here that came in with the fuel gauge inop and ck eng light on with p0461 "fuel level error" this unit has the high contrast instrument cluster. I ran the check in alldata which said to disconnect connector at fuel tank...
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1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L timing cover VIN: JN1CA21D2V
oil is leaking from between the block and the rear timing cover form under the a/c compressor mounting bracket. I mostly work on domestic cars and trucks, mostly trucks. All I have is a Chilton manual. I know auto repair for dummies. All I want to do right now...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1CA31A6Y
A month ago this car came in for an EGR not flowing code. The EGR tube was clogged with coke deposits which were cleaned out and new gaskets installed. The EGR system is now working well and there was a vast improvement in performance. I also noticed that the ... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle Air Control Malfunction)
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2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1DA31A12
I have a 2002 maxima that a used car dealer has (no history) with a intermittent code P0221 TPS B malfunction. Looks like someone has replaced the throttle body already to try to remedy this situation. All the learning procedures have been done sucessfully.The... Trouble codes: P0221 (throttle position sensor B)
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2001 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L Fans stay running
The fans stay running all the time and the temp gage stays on cold replaced temp sensor with no luck
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2007 Saturn Vue Green Line 2.4L engine VIN: 5GZCZ33Z77
This Vue is using at least 1qt of oil every 1000 miles.No leaks.Has anyone else seen this apparant problem?Spark plugs have a tan coating that could be oil related.Is this normal for a 2.4 with 50,000 miles to use this much? Thanks in advance.
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L cooling fans VIN: JF1GD29642
when car first came to shop fans would turn on but,only low speed worked.car would run hot.now none of the fans work and it is giving code p1480.[...] wiring diagram does not seem to match this car!!!i'm working very limited,snap-on modus not to great eithe...
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2002 Subaru Impreza RS 2.5L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JFGG65502G
Fellow Techs This vechicle has a jerking,stumbling going on while accererating. The higher you wind the engine on accereration the more it stumbles When I test the fuel pump KOEO 50PSI ,KOER 40PSI,KOER Regulator unplugged 50PSI After running the engine for 10... Trouble codes: P0130 (o2 b1 s1)
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2003 Audi A4 Cabriolet 3.0L conv top, windows VIN: WAUAT48HX3
Excellent help. I know module is ruined from water damage. Am in process of repairs now but should be good to go! If this happens to you please pull up carpet and look for water under plastic ebox and save lots of time. Check HVAC for clogged drains as techs w...
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1990 BMW 735i 3.5L drivers door VIN: WBAGB4311L
I replaced the door lock motor, this fixed vehicle. thanks to all that replyed,
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2004 BMW M3 3.2L noise VIN: WBSBL93484
Great day fellow techs. I want to thank all who replied to my help request. The problem turned out to be the hydraulic pump on this SMG tranny. Unfortunatly I was not the one who fixed it but I did get the damage report. All these new parts that went into the ...
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2001 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L TCC circuit VIN: 1G6KS54Y71
First I want to thank everyone who replied. Many suggestions were in regard to the transmission internal hard parts and seals as per the bulletin listed in my original post. There was also mention of poor terminal contact at trans plug, poor ground, and a refl...
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2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Starter VIN: 1G6DR56745
Well I am going to call this fixed although there was an issue. As you guys suggested this is a PCM fault. Car had been stood for a long time, battery went flat and the PCM had died. I replaced the PCM (special order from the US) and once fitted I could then, ...
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1985 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GJE67W0F7
first thanks to all who responded, closing post due to no more updates available. i still need help, i've checked grounds and control components all good. i still think i need a good prom. rechecked ecm ses light on steady procedure and came up with bad prom d...
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1994 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.8L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDU06L6R
The costomer never returned my phone calls, I am sorry I have to close this without knowing if it is fixed. Trouble codes: P0341 (cam/crank error), P1361 (no control module toggle).
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1996 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBFG15RXT
Sorry this van left without being fixed. Everyone's help was great. The problem was still in the cam retard, no matter what we did it stayed at -46 degrees. Customer did not want to spend anymore money on this vehicle. Thank you again and sorry this was not fi... Trouble codes: P0340.
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 2GCEK19R4W
I REPLACED THE INTAKE GASKET THAT TOOK CARE OF THE MISS
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1999 Chevrolet K3500 6.5L Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCHK33F2X
thank you all for the replies, i have called the customer back and we are going to get the truck back to replace the driver module and relocate it away from the pump. Trouble codes: P1216 (fuel solenoid response time too short).
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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L information center VIN: 3GNEK13T22
After your helps we rechecked and found out that the new BCM was bad sewnt back to the deqlership and repaired it Thanks D. C.
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2002 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L front diff or transfer case VIN: 1GNDT13W62
This was different. the customer brought the vehicle to me to have the transfer case replaced. I test drove the vehicle and It felt like the front axle was not disengaging properly. I removed extension hose on front carrier and found the teeth on lock gears ro...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L blower motor VIN: 2GCEK19T64
Thanks for the help, I replaced the blower control module under the dash and now the blower works as planned.
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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C4FY58B55
Hello again all: First of all thanks for all the replies.The light went off and still has not come back on.Car has been running fine and no code.If problem reoccurs will be doing cooling system test overnight. Sounds like what i might have thanks again, Love i... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire in cylinder 1).
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1989 Dodge B250 5.2L Stall, VIN: 2BCHB21Y2K
THANKS TO ALL MEMBERS RESPONSE. THE CULPRIT IS AS WE ALL SUSPECT, THE TORQUE CONVERTOR STICKING. WE FOUND THE METAL SHAVINGS IN OIL PAN. OVERHAUL TRANNY WITH NEW CONVERTOR TAKES CARE OF THE PROBLEM. IATN ROCKS!! THANKS AGAIN/CHARLES.
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1995 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L radio/clock/abs VIN: 1B7KF26C9R
Normally I'm not this flakey,the tech who opened this post is no longer with me and the customer just popped in one day and never came back, so my quess is I may never see this vehicle again. Thanks to everyone who took the time to post a reply,didn't mean to ...
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2001 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GG22NX1
THANKS AGAIN FOR THE HELP. WE ENDED UP REPLACING THE LDP AND PURGE VALVE. WHEN THE LDP WAS STILL IN THE TRUCK WE DID GET SMOKE OUT OF IT A FEW TIME. WE COULD NOT SEE WHERE IT WAS COMING FROM , SO WE REMOVED IT. ONCE IT WAS ON THE BENCH WE MANUALLY TESTED IT AN... Trouble codes: P0442 (evap medium leak).
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2002 Dodge Stratus R/T 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4B3AG52H12
I probably should have pulled my head out of my arse for this one. It ended being there was a stuck closed EGR solenoid. It is normally open, but this one was closed and it was causing a slight vaccuum on the EGR valve. Thanks for the help everyone.
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1996 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L Oil Usage VIN: 1FTCR14X7T
Hi Everyone, Thanks for all the replies, several of you questioned the condition of the engine given the year of the vehicle, and quite a few of you wondered if it was a mismatch of the intake gasket to the head surface. Giving that the overall condition of th...
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2002 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L variable valve timing VIN: 3FAFP11362
Joe from Pennsylvania,you were right on the money!!!The pcv breather was stopped up solid.This also caused oil in the spark plug holes even with a new gasket and seals.We cured two problems wit one fix! This website is worth the time and money!Of three respon...
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2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W34
Well this one is fixed. It took a set of eight coils to cure this problem. I really do not understand how it could throw a code for a cylinder that is not the problem but new coils fixed it. Thanks for all of the tips, they will work for the next one. Trouble codes: P0354 (ignition primary/secondary circuit).
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2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Transfer Case VIN: 1FMFU18L74
THANKS TO ALL THE REPLIES. WE HAD SEEN THIS PROBLEM ON THE GM TRUCKS BUT NOT THE FORDS. MOST SUGGESTIONS POINTED US IN THE DIRECTION WE WERE HEADED(REPLACE SEAL ON FRONT SHAFT OF TRANSFER CASE). WE FELT MORE CONFIDENT OF OUR REPAIR, THANKS TO THE REPLIES.
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW145X4
Thanks iATN, I had replies to check air filter, wiring, computer, CMCV, and the CMCV turned out to be the problem. It fooled me that the motor was working and I found that the rods that is between the motor and valves where hooked up backwards so that when the... Trouble codes: P0172 (System too rich), P0175 (System too rich).
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2007 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSE34P47
the customer called the dealer where he bought it and was told 36 month 3 year warranty. Thats when i wrote in to IATN. Before i could start with all the good recommendations you gave me he called another dealer and was told it was under warranty.So he towed i... Trouble codes: P0606 (pcm internal failure), P115A (p1379- system voltage out of self test range), P1379 (system voltage out of self test range), U0155 (loss of communication with instument cluster), P2291 (inj control pressure to low while cranking).
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2003 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4.2L No Start VIN: 1GKET16S73
Found right bank camshaft solenoid leaking into plug causing short in V-Ref circuit. Took a while to track down but vehicle is finally fixed. Trouble codes: P1120, P1220.
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2005 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L hydroboost ? VIN: 1GKEK63U75
The noise was coming from the hydroboost unit without a doubt... at least that was were it was heard and felt. however we did replace the unit with a GM updated part number, and the noise still remains. We did try a new belt to no avail. Seems they did have so...
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1988 Honda Accord DX 2.0L high idle speed VIN: JHMCA546XJ
FOUND NUMEROUS VACCUM LEAKS AT BASE OF CARB. AND SOME OF THE VACCUM LINES WERE BROKEN AND BRITTLE ON THE BACKSIDE OF THE CARB. FIXED THESE AND WAS THEN ABLE TO SET IDLE SPEED. LET ME ALSO MENTION I CLEANED THE CARB PLATES DUE TO THE EXCESSIVE VARNISHING BUILDU...
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2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCG6600Y
As many of you said coolant sensor or pcm. replaced sensor first and now all is well . Thanks Mike P Trouble codes: P0128.
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1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L Misfire VIN: JNKBY310VM
THANX FOR ALL THE HELP-REPLACING THE COIL PACKS FIXED IT-PURRS LIKE A KITTEN--NOT MUCH FEEDBACK FROM THE COMPUTER ON THESE THINGS AS FAR AS NARROWING DOWN TO WHAT CYLINDER- HAD ALOT OF MILES ON IT-WHEN WE TORE IT APART SOMEONE ALREADY INSTALLED USED COIL PACKS...
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DM58W7Y
Well have been rechecking this problem periodically. Luckily it is a faculty members car so i can get it whenever i like.We did look into the O2 sensor connectors being crossed from front to back,that is not the problem.We checked the vacuum hose on fuel press... Trouble codes: P1133 (Slow response from O2 sensor bank 1 sensor 1).
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1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L oil pressure VIN: 1J4FF68S1X
Well i advised the customer on what roughts we can take and he opted to change the oil with 15w40 rotella . He couldnt afford to have the engine tore down for inspection. The oil seemed to help but I told him its not going to fix it. The oil brought the pressu...
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L mil VIN: J8HR58205C
thanks for all the replies! first the engine is a 5.7 my mistake with imput data sorry . found the mds under plenum when i removed plenum found a chicken bone and a nest made of the foam from between the plenum and block. found the wire from the harness runni...
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1999 Lexus GS300 3.0L Charging VIN: JT8BD68S6X
Thanks to Gregg from Oklahoma, he called my tech here and faxed us the diagrams of the plug,for someone to take timeout from a busy day and put forth that much effort is beyond the call of duty, Thanks again Gregg
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2002 Lexus GS300 3.0L steering wheel turned VIN: JT8BD69S32
Well, I am trying to pry the car away from the wife to get it on the alignment rack. I took it to a shop that I have been using for alignments and they told me that the subframe was bent. I don't take alignments there anymore . . . I adjusted toe and the car d...
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2003 Lexus GS300 3.0L No Start VIN: JT8HDGRNMS
WELL AFTER KEEPING THE VEHICLE FOR SOME TIME WE DID A TERRA CLEAN OF THE INTAKE AND FOR KNOW ALL SEEMS GOOD
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2007 Lexus ES350 3.5L Lighting VIN: JTHBJ46GG6
thanks to everybody who responded.I had to take the car to the dealer and initialize AFS lights. It was done by Toyota factory scanner.
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1993 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM91V9P
thanks again to all who responed. i checked all the grounds at the body & at the computer & vcrm - all ok. removed & cleaned throttle body & iac to clean. disconnected most sensors while testing - no help. replaced ecm, this helped the idling problems but not...
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1994 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Air Ride Susp VIN: 1LNLM91V3R
Problem was found to be a bad connection at one of the bag solenoids. Thanks to everyone who wrote in.
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1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L rear airbags VIN: 5LMPU28A9X
I got many good ideas, and the custumer decided to fix it himself. A couple guys went out of their way to explain procedures, and i really apreciate that! Thanks ford guys!
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2005 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L fuse f2.10 VIN: 5LMEU88H45
WELL THIS ONE IS FIXED! THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED, GOT ME THINKING ABOUT WHAT WAS HAPPENING. WE WOULD BRING IN CAR REPLACE FUSE AND TRY TO GET FUSE TO BLOW, NOTHING HAPPENED CUSTOMER PICKS UP CAR AND DOESNT GET OUT DRIVE AND IT BLOWS I HAD ASKED MY CUSTOMER W...
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