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2000 Acura RL Premium 3.5L caliper VIN: JH4KA965XY
Here's one thats has us stumped. This vehicle came in with a brake pull to the left upon braking. Inspected brakes and found front pads and rotors worn. Also right front caliper sticking during inital brake application. Removed caliper to inspect and found pis...
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2002 BMW 525i 2.5L vane unit VIN: WBADT42040
Hey BM Tech's. Another workshop landed this vehicle in my lap. When you start the car when its cold, the engine misfires. You turn the engine off and restart and the misfire goes.This does not happen all the time. The other workshop changed coils, plugs. After...
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2006 BMW 325xi 3.0L warning & radio VIN: WBAVT13506
vehicle came in with intermittent beep thru audio system when parked & when opening doors . noted start button will stay lit after interior light time out, light in starter button may go off & car will beep & light turns back on. if starter button turns off , ...
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2008 BMW 730Li 3.0L Electronic VIN: WBAHN21018
This E66 N52 is new.It came in with complaint of EGS light on last week.Checked with GT1,only one code-CAN comnunication faulty.We replaced the PM(power module) last week.Today it came in with the same fault code-CAN communication faulty. Any input would be ap...
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2009 BMW 335i 3.0L Accessories VIN: WBAWL73579
Thank you in advance for any assistance you can offer. Customer wanted installation of custom system which has been accomplished with great care and seamless aesthetics. Now I am looking for advice about where to safely power up unit with KEY-On 12 volts. the ...
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1994 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Anti-Theft Module VIN: 1G4CW5214R
Car was towed in after the owner replaced the Ignition Switch because of a no start condition, it still starts and runs for a second or two then dies. I tested his old key circuit at the anti-theft module to have 522 ohms, new key is the same. I pulled the plu...
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1996 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L No Crank VIN: 1G6KF5294T
I towed car into shop. Cust. stated dash quit working, but car was still running fine until parked. Car was then a no crank when he tried to start. I have checked all fuses under hood, and all have 12 volts on both sides, same results at trunk fuse panel excep...
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2004 Cadillac XLR 4.6L valve cover gaskets VIN: 1CNDM14564
vehicle has leaking valve cover gaskets, just putting ogether estimate and it calls for 2.4 for lecf side and 12 hrs for right side, what gives?? It appears to have pretty good access just wondering, never done one. Thanks in advance, John [...].
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1985 Chevrolet C20 Scottsdale 7.4L clutch VIN: 1GCGC24WXF
This is my brother in law's truck, it was hard to take it out of gear, so, I thought it was the slave cylinder, I replaced it, but it didn't fix it, so, I replaced the master cylinder too, but to no avail, it seems like if it got air, I tried to purge it in al...
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1986 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta 2.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G8CT18B6E
Greetings to all the wizards of automotive repair. HEELLLPPPP!!! This Blazer has a 2.8 EFI from a Camaro installed. Engine has been in vehicle for more than 5 years. Ran great after install for quite some time. Customer had vehicle towed in after it ran rough ...
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1991 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, high idle VIN: 1GCCS14Z0M
IAC goes to 145 in any gear, goes back down in P or N Iac goes to 145 with gear selector un hooked, shifting with screwdriver{ ECM still sees P/N} unpluging tranny does not change anything It is going into closed loop and is not setting any codes
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1993 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.8L a.b.s. brakes VIN: 1GNDUO6L6P
HELLO ALL, CUSTOMER HAS A 1993 CHEVY LUMINA VAN, AND HE STATES UPON COMING TO SLOW SPEEDS, ALMOST TO A STOP THE A.B.S. BRAKES WILL KICK IN, WITH NO A.B.S. LIGHT COMNG ON.COULD THIS BE A PROBLEM OF THE RIGHT FRT BEARING GOING BAD AND TRIGGERING THE SENSOR. (It ...
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1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2G1FP22P7S
Hi everyone, this vehicle came in with a small hesitation on acceleration. from a rolling stop, pressing the pedal light to medium, at about 3000 rpm, holding the pedal in one position the vehicle stops accelerating for about 3-4 seconds then picks back up. we...
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2001 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.3L ABS Electrical VIN: 1GCFG25W31
We use Alldata in our shop and we have followed the flow chart for this code C0237 to the letter, fisrt we found low voltage on the signal wire to the EBCM causing us to replace terminal in C2, after that we had 10 vdc causing us to replace the EBCM per the fl...
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2002 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LT 6.0L fuel gauge VIN: 3GNGK26U62
initially vehicle came in for no start. failed fuel pump. came back month later said he ran out of gas, but gauge reading full. found fuel sender on front tank stuck in up position. replace fuel pump assembly again eventhough it was miss installed. vehicle ano...
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2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Starting VIN: 2G1WF52E23
i have this car that very intermittantly (once every 2-3 weeks ) will have a no start condition. customer claims that radio locks out and cannot be used and he said once the gauges didnt work. . and veh will not engage starter. after sitting for around an hour...
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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L A/C request VIN: 1G1JC52F24
Hey all, thanks for any help you can offer in advance. This car has an issue with A/C request not being acnowledged by the PCM. I have tested all the common problems with this symptom, TPS, Air Temp, Coolant temp, AC pressure switch. I also checked the connect...
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2008 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9L engine VIN: 2G1WC58388
hey guys i got a problem with this car that came in with engine noise lifter like noise . we checked the oil pressure came out to 38 psi. took it to the local chevy dealer for further diagnoses. dealer recomended tear down of vehicle est of $1200.00. at this p...
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1991 Chrysler TC 3.0L torque converter VIN: ZC2FS1201M
hello out there my name is chris just using jimmys login to post problem. i have a 91 chyrsler maserati. car came in with slipping and noise from trans. at 40mph or at 3rd gear. replaced trans. and torque converter with mopar reman. now car at about 40mph or h...
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1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Stall VIN: 1C3EJ56H6S
Customer complaint is rough idle and stall.I have been able to duplicate this problem only once. I left the vehicle idle for 2 hours with no problem. When i got into car and placed in gear to road test the engine stalled. Started back up idled ok. As soon as i...
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1996 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L abs light VIN: 3C3EL45H1T
I seen this car last oil change with these codes in history, I cleared the codes and could not get the light to return. The customer comes back in for an oil change and the light on again. No light was on but checked for codes and all of them returned again. C...
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L Radiator fan VIN: 3C8FY68B03
The car came in with no cooling from A/C at idle. The radiator fan will not come on unless the low speed fan relay is removed. I replaced the low and high speed relays with no change. No other codes are present. Thanks for your time.
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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L Cuts out, low power VIN: 3C8FY68825
I have a PT Cruiser turbo in the shop setting a p2074 and it hits rev limit (fuel cut) at about 3500 rpm under load. It doesn't have the power you would expect out of an N/A car, let alone a turbo. Two questions: can this be set due to a bad turbo, i.e. no boo... Trouble codes: P2074
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1998 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 123FRT678J
can i bypass the ac using another belt to run power sterring and if i can does any one no what size v belt i need thanks
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2002 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L freon VIN: 3B7MF33CX2
hey guys, seem to have a pattern failure here, hope someone can help. weve had 4 dodge trucks with a freon leak and cannot find it with dye or leak detector, these are slow leaks that take 9 to 15 months to leak down. 2 of these trucks we removed evap cores to...
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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L rear brakes VIN: 1B4GP44302
this van makes whats best described as a cyclic muffled creaking noise during low speed braking.usually from the left rear wheel.it almost sounds like a creaking hub cap ( the hubcaps have been removed for testing) we have tried turning the drums and adjusting...
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2002 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L steering wheel VIN: 1B4GP25B42
This Caravan needs a new multifunction switch. I have a Mopar switch and am working toward replacement but I have hit a snag. I have not done one exactly like this one so I am asking before breaking. The steering wheel nut and damper have been removed and a pu...
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 5.7L Stall VIN: 1D7HU18D14
When starting truck 1st thing in morning - takes about 2-4 minutes of driving - and coming to a stop the truck stalls. Then you start it back up and it runs fine all day. No check engine light ever comes on and no codes are stored in system. I have asked the l...
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2004 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.7L p0302 VIN: 1D7GL42K64
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2007 Dodge Caliber SXT 2.0L airbag light VIN: 1B3JB48B17
Vehicle came from used car dealer with airbag light on,tried scanning computer could not establish communication with airbag module but occupant module showed code u0151 loss of communication with occupant restraint module code will not clear could not find mu...
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1996 Ford F-250 Special 7.3L lacks power VIN: 1FTHX26FOT
truck runs fine majority of the time did find programmer in truck have removed programmer to verify it is not the cause when you drive the truck it will lose power blow black smoke and have no boost reading we have tied the ebp valve open after disconnecting i...
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1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L bumper bracket VIN: 1FTCR11X3V
i need to know if the frame extentions can be heated and bent back or do i have to cut them and weld new ones?
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1997 Ford F-150 4.6L MIL Lamp on, Reduced power mode VIN: 66VNC68722
Service engine soon light comes on intermittently, has happened 3 times in about six weeks. sets code P0020 and engine goes into reduced power mode. oil light comes on in dash and will have coolant dripping from overflow bottle. engine is running at normal tem... Trouble codes: P0020 (Intake camshaft position sensor open bank 2)
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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L vct overretarted VIN: 1FALP653XW
Did a oil pump on this engine. Customer drove it about 8 miles with no oil pressure. Fixed that and now the engine stumbles at about 1100 RPM. The code that keeps coming up is PO1383. Vct overretarted. We have did just about everthing we can think of, includin...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTNF21L2X
Thanks in advance . This truck was towed in and customer stated thet he was merging from one freeway to another under accelaeration and the truck just shut down and would not restart. When i looked at it first thing in the morning it fired right up . Scanned c...
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2000 Ford F-150 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZF17261
Guy's I need help with this one.The customer is handy and has changed all the parts listed below on his own and I have smokedthe vehicle warm and cold and found no leaks, so his intake sealing job is ok.Fuel trim is adding by about 15% and the mil is off now b... Trouble codes: 172 (lean), 174 (lean)
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2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Speedometer VIN: 2FAHP71W94
Speedometer is inop as well as odometer there are no pcm codes pcm shows mph while driving every thing else works on cluster I have installed known good cluster and pcm and replaced signal wire from pcm to cluster circuit # 679 Thanks for any help
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2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73K14
hello got a strange one here. this truck came in with fuel contamination in the cooling system. rh head had low compresion in two of the cyil head gasket was replaced. after repair on cold starts within about 1min of start the truck runs rough and the engine l... Trouble codes: P0395, P0316
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2005 Ford Five Hundred Limited 3.0L transfer VIN: 1FAFP28185
Please a little help here. I am not familiar with this AWD 500. The AWD malfunction light stays on and sets a p1889 oil pump performance code. I found a TSB 08-4-11 that describes this scenerio to the T. The TSB said to replace oil pressure temp sender part #7...
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW31P36
Good afternoon, I have a ford superduty 350 deisel with a cold start problem.It dumps a lot of fuel,chugs real hard.misfires and stalls at least 6 times before I get it to the point where it runs smooth and perfect.Once the the truck warms up,it starts and run... Trouble codes: 0611 (fuel injection module performance)
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2002 GMC Yukon XL 2500 SLT 6.0L compressor VIN: 3GKGK26G82
compressors are going bad over a few days or months
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1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Distributor oil seal VIN: 1HGCD7137T
This car came in with a massive oil leak coming from between the distributor and the head/valve cover. When you remove the distributor there is an o-ring to seal the oil in the valve cover area. We have replaced the seal with a close match from napa and that d...
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2005 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L Differential VIN: 2HKYF184X5
spec for gear oil is for vtm-4 diff fluid. does any one other than honda make an equivalent oil.
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2006 Hummer H3 3.5L Starting VIN: 5GTDN13636
Hello iATN Customer brought the vehicle a few days ago, he mentioned that he had washed the engine compartment, with a garden hose at medium pressure. The vehicle arrived, but the engine was stumbleing as if it were mis-fireing, checked for codes, and there w...
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1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JNKBY31D0V
Okay this has got me real bad. well here is the story. Customer said the low fuel indicator came on and shorty after came to a stop and that when the problem occurred. The vehicle start to run rough. So, the customer replaced the his fuel filter;but, it did no... Trouble codes: P0303 (misfire num. 3 cylinder), P0300 (multi cyl misfire), P0172 (fuel system too rich bk1)
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1986 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L timing chain VIN: SAJAV1344H
OK Jaguar technicians, I need to know the secrets for replacing the timing chains in this 4.2L inline 6 engine. The book calls for cylinder head removal, but I know there has to be a few shortcuts. I built a tool to adjust the cam eccentric, but it is already ...
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2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Ipod hook-up VIN: SAJWA71C04
Hey everyone I have a 2004 Jaguar XJ8. My daughter gave me an Ipod and i'm trying to connect it to the factory radio. The car has a 6 disc c/d changer in the trunk. I'm now using an FM transmitter to broadcast over an FM station. I would like to illuminate tha...
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1976 Jeep CJ7 5.0L pressure plate VIN: J6F93EH588
Hello everyone, Thank you in advance for your help here. This one has been at the shop for a while. The vehicle came in with an inoperative clutch. After pre inspection we removed the clutch and found it to be worn down to the rivets. We had the flywheel mach...
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1994 Jeep Wrangler S 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1J4FY19P8R
having problem setting(indexing)new distributor.using alldata info and car wont start.if i install distributor rotor at 5 o'clock (just past #1 on cap)car starts but runs rough.
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2006 Jeep Commander (Truck) Limited 4.7L water in flo VIN: 1J8HH58NX6
i figured the windsheild leaked but tried using water hose on high and no water in the floor. i left the a/c system on for a while and there was water on the frt. driver's and pass side of the vehicle. the water is not draining outside. looked for drain tubes ...
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L fuel pump VIN: SALMB11483
Hello Range rover techs, We need to replace the fuel pump on this 03 Range Rover. Can anybody tell me how to disconnect the fuel feed and return lines on the pump module??? Alldata says only disconnect lines but they don't tell you how.There are plastic round ...
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1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L EGR Tube VIN: 1LNLM97V1V
I am looking for help finding an egr tube for this Continental! Lincoln obsoleted the part and it only fits 1995-1997 Continental. Anybody know of an aftermarket source as this car is dead in the water without the tube.
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1992 Mazda Protege DX 1.8L No Start
hi all. stumped on this one. came in on the hook running rough; no power. changed the fuel filter and she came right back around. customer was thrilled, for a day. now it wont start or will idle and quit. checked all the obvious culprits; coolant temp;air flow...
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2003 Mazda MPV EX 3.0L Misfire VIN: JM3LW28J23
this vehicle is misfiring sometimes on light acceleration and usually on hills. sometimes on initial acceleration. would like to find out what is necessary or if it is possible to access mode 6 to find what cylinders are misfiring. am unable to get this inform...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDC1631542
have an ml320 that is giving me some trouble. Is basically a no start. But when scoping the coils & injectors, has ignition & injection. If I pull a plug out, they are all wet. Initially had a coolant temp sensor replaced as we thought this was causing it to f...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L abs,esp,bas VIN: WDBK49F33F
Car came from another shop with above codes and warning lights. They said the rear speed sensor connectors were corroded from moisture and that they replaced rea wheel sensors and cleand corrosion and the lights come back after a week. I went to data on my sca...
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2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: V25-450039
We got this vehicle in with a noisy engine. It had ran big end bearings. Beside the noise the vehicle ran very well with no power or any other problems. We overhauled the engine and now have a problem with the high pressure fuel pump. It intermittently will ma...
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2004 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L radiator & condenser fan VIN: JMYSNCS3A4
Hello, friends. I´m in a hurry with this one. Came for a leak on A/C system, repair, charge and the the fans does'nt work. Check fuses, fan relay, MFI relay, radiator fan motor, condenser fan motor, connectors wires, grounds, engien coolant sensor, everything ...
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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 Altima SE 2.4L Stall VIN: 1NADLO1A3Y
Hello everybody. I have this Altima that stalls very intermittently on decel only. It only does it on decel, and when ever it wants. The vehicle will be coming to a stop and the idle will drop to 500 rpm then stall. if it does not drop and maintain 725+ rpm it...
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2002 Audi A4 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: WAUDC68D01
Pulled crank sensor, covered in oil. Replaced it and no change--ended up replacing the relay and car started up fairly regularly--until one hot day it wouldn't run unless you hold the key in a certain way--replaced the ignition switch and again, started up an...
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2003 Audi A4 Cabriolet 3.0L convertable top VIN: WAUAT48H43
First of all thanks to those that replied.Again this vehicle had multiple codes,most had no meaning.That always makes for an interesting adventure.Code 470 can-bus comfort systems intermitent,not valid.Code 003 ECU malfuntion,not valid.Checked for possible wir...
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2005 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDF68E45
Found excessive vacuum ,when engine running, and tried to remove oil fill cap-replaced pcv breather on side of valve cover. Retested and no more high idle.Thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: P0171, P0507.
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1998 BMW 750iL 5.4L starter VIN: WBAGK232XW
We checked the ring gear it was fine,a new starter did not help either.it only makes the noise 1 out of every 12 tries or so.even lubing the ring gear teeth did not help either.customer decided to live with it.thanks for the replies.
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L left front window VIN: WBADM5346Y
Hello BMW Techs I would like to report that the body shop that worked on the door after the accident , did not repair the wiring for the anti trap function, therefore the one touch feature for window to go up would not work, we fixed the wiring and initiali...
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2002 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN63442
Sorry for the late closing on this... I got the valley cover coolant leak fixed, test drove it and none of the codes showed back up. I got it back to him just before Easter and haven't heard back from him. I was planning on trying one of the posts by flushing ... Trouble codes: P0491 (Secondary Air Injection System Insufficient Flow bank 1), P0492 (Secondary Air Injection System Insufficient Flow bank 2).
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2002 BMW 318i 1.9L abs module VIN: WBAAZ72070
The customer has not returned with the vehicle. I do beleive a new or remanafactured abs control unit would have fixed the problem. Thanks to all for your help.
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2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L fuel filler VIN: WBAEU33443
Well this car is fixed. A long story. It was at the dealer for warranty work. I called BMW corporate to complain about a TSB for the gas gauge not working, numerous problems with the zenon headlights and premature front axle problems. They told me to send the ...
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2005 BMW 530i 3.0L Safety VIN: WBANA73535
Greetings again to all and thanks again for the replies. It ended up being not used to the system. Went back in and double checked the connector and the shorting bar and made sure all was well and good. My solus does has the euro package and just had it update...
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2001 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Steering VIN: 2G4WB52K4X
Well this falls under the (You learn something new everyday) Jeff and Ryan nailed it, it turned out to be the starter gear, we would have never found or figured that out, we chased everything else. Again, IATN saved us many long hous of diag time. Thanks again...
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1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1G6KD52B1R
THIS CARS RUNS BETTER THAN EVER. THE EGR PORTS WERE PLUGGED WHICH STARTED THE PROBLEM I BELIEVE. THEN I SET THE IDLE MOTOR AND THE TPS WITH THE HELP OF EVERYONE. THIS WAS NOT EASY IT TOOK SEVERAL TIMES BUT FINNALY WORKED. THE CUSTOMER STATED THE CAR HAS NEVER ... Trouble codes: E085 (idle thr angle high).
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2002 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L air bag VIN: 1G6KD54Y12
Thanks to all that helped, It has been about 30 days and the light is off yet. To repair I double checked the seat connectors and pulled the console and replaced the SDM. I could find no logical reason for a failure, No water intrusion or wire damage?, All ...
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1992 Chevrolet S10 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCCS14R1N
Sorry for delay,I think the vehicle jumped time but customer declined any repairs because vehicle was not worth putting any more money into it.
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1993 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban Silverado 7.4L axle VIN: 1GNGC26N6P
Howdy again, We took the drums off and ran it and it still vibrated, but the left rear hub looked egg shaped, and indeed, it had about 1/8 in runout at the hub near the seal and the flange was all over the place, the other side looked smooth so we replaced the...
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1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC524XX
Thanks to all. Have not identified the cause as yet but asked cust to drive and take careful notes on all conditions. Cust returned with a 2 page report. Seems they drive 1 mile and turn off, let sit for 1 hour, will not restart. If sits for 4 hours, will ...
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2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L rear brakes VIN: 1G1JC5244Y
We did not get a chance to fix this car as the owner decided to return to the place that messed it up to start with. A big thanks to all the great help that was given. I'm sure one fix tip hit the nail on the head. The aftermarket brake shoes did not have the ...
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L turn signals VIN: 2G1WF55E21
I installed multi-function switch. Problem solved. Thanks to all who responded. Jerry
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2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1ND52J52
The solution was the ignition switch passlock and tumble assembly, though the first learn ended in a no start after, second learn is good since. After first learn though procedure says to do it three times, never usually had problem without doing it again as s... Trouble codes: B2965, B2960.
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2004 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GCFG15X54
Eric in Calif. is da MAN!!! I was leaning at the booster but had no great test for it,Eric did!! I checked for complete release of the pedal as some of you suggested, all was good. Started the truck and checked for wheel lock up and it turned freely. Ran the t...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L abs sensors VIN: 1GCEC19X65
THE CUSTOMER HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO BRING TRUCK BACK YET BUT I FEEL CONFIDENT WE HAVE THE FIX. EVERYONE HAS TALKED ABOUT THE RUST BUILD UP UNDER THE ABS SENSOR. WHEN I REMOVED THE SENSOR ON THE OTHER SIDE I NOTICED THIS BUT DIDNT WORRY ABOUT IT BECAUSE THE SENSO...
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2000 Chrysler 300M 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3HE66G6Y
AFTER EXPLAINING TO MY CUSTOMER WHAT IS HAPPENING TO CAUSE THE HARD STARTING AFTER HOT SOAK,AND WHAT IS INVOLVED WITH TRYING TO CURE IT,HE OPTED TO LIVE WITH IT AND JUST OPEN THE THROTTLE A LITTLE BEFORE CRANKING IT WARMING IT UP.AS LONG AS HE DOES THIS,IT STA...
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2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EX 3.8L Unknown VIN: X2C8GP64L3
Finally got the ok for new computer. Installed it and all works perfect. Thanks for the help.
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2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L steering VIN: 2D8GP44L46
from the replies i had received it looks as though i needed to just replace the reservoir,however i replaced the rack and the reservoir and flushed the system, haven't heard back from the customer so i consider this one fixed,but i had not seen them for the no...
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1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTEX14NXS
I WENT THREW THE WIRING, AND ALL THE SENSORS ONE BY ONE AND ECM NEVER CAME BACK UP. REPLACED ECM WITH ANOTHER NEW ONE AND THE TRUCK HAS BEEN GONE FOR TWO WEEKS SO FAR WITH NO ISSUES. THANKS FOR ALL THE INFO.
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1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15X1X
HI and yes this thing is fix I have waited a few weeks to be foreshore this truck was fix and checked in and guy said thing is running great now to what I have found was after lots more reading and checking found that the -16 long turn fuel trim was not the ca... Trouble codes: P1151 (up stream o2 senser bank 2 no switch lean).
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2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FMPU16L71
WE FOUND THE RIGHT MARKS, THE FORD KIT DIDN'T HELP, THE CRANK HAD TO BE AT ABOUT 10 O'CLOCK AND EVERYTHING WENT OK. THANKS FOR THE HELP.
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2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L gem VIN: 1FTRW08L21
SORRY FOR THE TECHNICAL PROBLEM. I CLOSED THIS WEEKS AGO BEFORE OUR COMPUTER CRASHED AND WAS REPLACED. I WAS UNAWARE IT DIDNT GO THROUGH UNTILL IATN SENT ME THIS E MAIL. WE REPLACED THE LEAKY WINDSHIED AND THE FUES BOX ASSEMBLY. THE GEM HAD NO SIGHNS OF WATE...
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2001 Ford Ranger 2.5L MIL Lamp on, RADIO DIES
THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLIES. I HAD THE VEHICLE FOR THREE DAYS AND COULD NOT DUPLICATE PROBLEM. I RECEIVED SOME REAL GOOD ADVICE TWO WERE TO CHECK FOR A SHORTED TRANS RANGE SWITCH. ONE REPLY INFORMED ME OF A TSB FOR A GEM MODULE TO BE REPLACED AND THAT IT WOU... Trouble codes: P0500 (speed sensor loses signal to ecm).
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L harsh shift VIN: 1FMZU73E82
Vehicle returned after a week and I was able to test systems. Found problem to be in the 4X4 shift control module. Dealer had it in stock but customer refused the work.
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2003 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Power sliding door VIN: 2FMZA56473
Hello all. Sorry for the delay but after talking with customer he has decided that the power sliders weren't worth fixing. I was sure that the van had a separate problem for each side but I wasn't able to continue with the diagnosis. Thanks again, Stev...
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1997 Geo Metro LSi 1.3L convertor VIN: 2C1MR5294V
Thanks for responding to my problem with my big block metro. I told my customer to keep it off the e-ways and It'll last longer. It sure could use another gear. There is no lock-up. It's simply geared low for "more power". Thank's again for your interest. Dave
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1992 Honda Prelude S 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: JHMBA8142N
Thanks for all the response’s my Mitchell had the test correct except it added a totally unnecessary continuity test. Vehicle had a bad igniter. Thanks again
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1994 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Stereo VIN: 1HEGJ1138R
Thanks for the help. Basically all of the replies stated to get the serial # off of the radio and contact a Honda Dealer. I was able to get the serial # from the bottom of the Radio by removing the ash tray and lighter panel and standing on my head I was able ...
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2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L steering VIN: 2HGES16473
This customer decided to live with the problem instead of allowing us to check into it further. Tech suggestions were to check front end for stiff components. Isolating rack from rest of front suspension by removing outer tierods and checking rack for binding....
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2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L converter
Customer currently investigating Honda involvement in replacing TC under a satisfaction warranty or dealer help? I'll post in forum if anything else comes of it. Til then,THANX ED
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2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L release fork VIN: KMHWF25S32
Thanks to all that replied. The problem was in fact a throw-out bearing that was intermittantly hanging up.
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Telescope steering VIN: SAJKN6048X
Thanks to all, for the ideas. I put in a used motor w/cable and works well.
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L Steering VIN: 1J4HR58275
OK Gentlemen the fix is in. After researching this vehicle and reading all of the replies here's what I found. 1st. ck the transfer case #. 245, 247 & 249 cases take 2 qts.of PN 5016796-AC fluid. 140 case takes ATF+4 fluid. Differentials take 75w140 synthetic ...
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2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L engine VIN: SALPM16472
After running the car and allowing the system to bleed out the air it is running at a perfect temperature. We have drivin it over 50 miles and have not had a problem. I believe the engine was air bound after the repair and it took a while for it to purge. Than...
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2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Hesitation VIN: 5LMFU28R44
Thanks for all the help. A couple of you guys talked about going into mode 6 in generic obd2 mode and check peramiters of 10-53- one through eight.When i entered in and checked max. and min. specs. coil #3, min . spec was at 813 and the other seven were at 0 ...
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