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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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2001 Audi A4 1.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WAUDC68D11
Car has a hard time starting/running. Sometimes will fire up right away, other times it will crank and crank with no fire. A try a few minutes later might start it up, but not a sure thing--very intermittant. I've had it running for up to 10 miles (run it on a...
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2001 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC68D01
This is a head scratcher but here we go: This is a 1.8 AWM motor. Brief history: We installed a new cam adjuster at 60000 miles about 9 months ago for being noisy on start up. About 3 months ago, the customer took it to another shop to have a timing belt done....
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2005 BMW 320i 2.2L door locks VIN: WBAVA76070
The Driver's door will only open with the manual key that is located in the remote assembly. Both remotes will lock driver's door but will not unlock, when pressing the lock the flashers blink once and you can here the other door actuators and the driver's doo...
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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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1994 Buick Century Custom 3.1L siezed sensor VIN: 3G5AX54T3R
This vehicle came in as a no start, after doing checks found it was crank sensor. the problem is not the diagnosis but when I went to take it out it was siezed in the block and of coarse broke off. What a wonderful spot to get at. I have spent the last day try...
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1998 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G4HP52KXW
Customer complains of intermittent stall. Starts again, but sometimes it starts hard.Scan tool shows a couple things I'm concerned with.LTFT sometimes at -20 or more. MAP sensor voltage .6V on scan tool yet a backprobe to the pcm connector shows 1.7V. ALLDATA ...
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1990 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Stall VIN: 1G1JC54G5L
Vehicle presented with stalling after long drive ( 1 hour plus) after test drive feels like transmission is not down shifting at stops vehicle bucks and stalls. manually dropping transmission into second gear seems to help but still have to power brake in orde...
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1997 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Surge, MIL Lamp on, SURGES AT IDLE ONLY VIN: 1G1ND52MXV
this car has an erratic idle problem. starts and runs great until it goes into closed loop. then, idle surges rapidly as long as you sit and idle - will stop when put in gear. only very seldom will do it at a long red lite., fuel trims go to -18%, o2 shows ful... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple random misfires)
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1997 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Clutch VIN: 2G1FP32P5V
i hope someone can help me, my customer just bought this car in arizona & drove back to south dakota. on the way home approximatly 150 miles into the trip he started hearing a buzzing or whirring noise coming from somewhere in the shifter area. if he shut the ...
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1998 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G1ND52T3W
Hello GM tech and thanks ahead of time. I am a FORD tech and thought I knew GMs , but this one is killing me! I have a 9-98 Chevy Malibu with a 2.4 and it runs like crap. Code present is P0300, idles terrible but runs OK down the road. At idle it also smells,... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random mifire)
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy
truck came in no start fuel pressure good and did not have spark, checked vehicle had code for high voltage at ignition module checked did not have crank reference from pcm. crank reference to pcm from crank sensor good ohmed wire no short or open replaced pcm... Trouble codes: P0321
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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L rear ac&heater VIN: 1GNET16S03
what is the best way to replace the engine does it come out the top or do i have to pull the body off the frame? Help Its calling for 20 hours in the book. ive done lots of motors but never like this on. any help would greatly be appreciated. this is my first ...
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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GNFK16Z53
this vehicle is driving me crazy. The vehicle was towed from another shop that put an ignition switch in the vehicle hasn't ran since. I started with the basics i hooked up my tech 2 and had a po1518. i found a bent over terminal in the new ignition switch fix... Trouble codes: P1518
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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 $1200.00. at this p...
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2005 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.3L headlights/cluster VIN: 1C4GP45R85
Headlamps, dome lamps and cluster flicker at idle after 45-90 minutes. PCM generator field duty-cycle 15-20 % normally, fluctuates wildly from 0-28 % while the lights flicker. Generator was replaced 3/11 and no problem for 4 weeks.
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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L alt,cluster VIN: 3B7KF2660W
I brought this truck in to do front brakes,LOF and fuel filter and batteries.The truck had been sitting all winter and the batteries had been frozen and were dead.I noticed when I restarted the vehicle the gauges in the cluster were inop,except the tach ,all t...
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2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L vibration VIN: WDOPD64426
originally this vehicle vibration on decel between 2000 and 1200 rpm . was originally diaged to be a torque converter issue / so we replaced the transmission and the problem is still there . other parts replaced are the drive belt , belt tensioner , harmonic b...
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1967 Ford Mustang 390CID engine VIN: 7F01S12743
I got this car in the shop. It overheats in 7min(240+)while iding. The engine was rebuilt at another shop and has never been right. I checked for a blown headgasket and found none. I checked the T-stat it is working. Opens at about 185. I have good coolant flo...
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1994 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L lf marker assembly VIN: 1FTDF15Y4R
I am sorry to post such a bad question. How in the &^%$ do you replace the left front marker bulb. we got the top screws out however this assembly can not be removed. please help
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1997 Ford F-150 4.6L no start VIN: 123456790
customer called me with a no start. He let it sit adn then it started fine, no misses and no codes. My first impression is a bad fuel pump but if you have any suggestions i would appreciate it. I dont want to just throw parts at it. It is here and runs fine an...
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1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FALP1139W
This is a used car from a used car lot. When they first purchased the car they were going through a car wash and the vehicle stalled. With ignition key on coling fan would run engine would crank no spark or injector pulse-no fuel pump-no computer comunication-...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L DLC Dead VIN: 1FTSX31FOX
Any common reasons why DLC port is "dead"? Two different scanners won't connect to vehicle. Fuse 3 (inside fuse box)..OBD II/Cigar lighter seemed to be an obvious choice, but this fuse and other ck. out fine (fuse 19 ok). Below is the pin out chart I have f...
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1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 5.4L door losks VIN: 1FBS531L4X
hi all,this van have troble with the door lock.it can close from the door lock botton and from the remote but it cant open from eithere of them.I have tested the switches and they both read good.have replace with good ones and same thing.does this van have a d...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Mechanical VIN: 1FTNX21S4X
Hello members.. Thanks for the your time, and have a 4R100 question.. I have this 4R100 that was a 'Ford Remanufacture' and suffered an early failure due to a case crack from a 'nasty' front driveline balance problem.. I tore it down to do a component swap a...
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2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU60E3U
i have aquired this 2000 for explorer sport from another mechanic that has replaced most basic items to attempt to repair the stalling and misfire issue, the girl that drives this vehicle is in medical school and she can never drop the vehicle off for more tha... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0300
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2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU02181
System setting DTCs as noted. Last week was in for MIL and misfire. Misfire was partially broken coil driver wiring at the ECM connector. Replaced B1S1 for DTC P0135 last week. Now setting heater ckt. DTCs for both B1/B2 sensor 1's (pre-cat) on drive cycle. Wi... Trouble codes: P0135 (Heater ckt. B1S1 HO2S), P0155 (Heater ckt. B2S1 HO2S)
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2002 Ford E-550 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDAE55F42
i have an e550 that is killing my body due to the fact that suspension is so far jackedup into the air and i need two step stools to reach over the radiator. when starting the vehicle hot or cold there is an extended crank that had become more prominent / alm...
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2003 Ford Escape XLS 2.0L Clutch pedal VIN: 1FMYU02B03
Hi Guys, The complaint is that the clutch pedal would intermittantly stay on the floor. You can pull it up manually and it would be fine after that. I have had it do this once, but was unable to determine a cause before it had corrected itself. It seems to sto...
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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FT5W21596
Truck drove in with misfire and back fire under load. We pulled the front cover and valve covers. Replaced the left cam phazer, the locating pin was loose. We checked the timing marks and everything was in time. Replaced the left solenoid and tensioner (it had... Trouble codes: P0011 (p0021-), P0021
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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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2003 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L engine VIN: KMHCG45CS3
i need the location of the engine control relay. Mitchell says it is left of the instrument panel... not there. Alldata says it is in the engine compt. fuse block... not there either. thanks.
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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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1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L vibration bad VIN: 1J4GZ58Y8T
Drive jeep on hwy at about 55-60 mph hit bump or joints in road jeep starts shaking very very bad have to pull over to cotroll and stop srart up again runs great tell next bump or joint .Sumtimes all apears tight . thanks for any new ideas.
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L oil pump VIN: 1J4GW48S41
Hi All, check gauge lite on, oil pressure gauge reading 0 psi when car came in. check oil pressure at eng. it only has 5psi at idle, and no more than 30psi at 2500 rpm. we replaced oil pump, at initial start up, oil pressure read 25psi at idle and went up to 6...
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L abs module VIN: 1LNHM87AXY
cant communicate with abs module.tested powers/grounds and did resistance checks.all ok.replaced abs module,still cant communicate with it or flash it.can communicate with all other modules on car.seems something is interfering with its network.any sugestions ...
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2004 Lincoln LS 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A24
Vehicle keeps setting a code P0108 for MAP or TMAP (thermal). Car only has a MAF sensor. With KOEO Map pid reads 5.00 on scanner and KOER Map pid reads 1.5. Ford says they have no listing for a map sensor and the sevice department hadn't heard of it either. Mi... Trouble codes: P0108
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2001 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Stall VIN: JM1TA22121
Brought in late Monday so I look at it Tues morning and has complaint of missfire and rough running on startup. Found p1345 and did testing according to alldata and identifix. Determined that dist needed to be replaced. Ran worst than before and code returns. ... Trouble codes: P1345 (cam sensor circuit malfunction)
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1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA43E4R
Thanks for reading carefully and for your help. As the prelims show, this 140.043 with 119.971 has limp in idle and no cruise control with MIL. I realize that the 14(CC-ISC) IS defined for cars with electronic accelerator. Unfortunately this one is cruise and ... Trouble codes: 6 (dm isc-ea), 15 (dm wot), 11 (CC-ISC Fuel safety shutoff / closed throttle recognition), 14 (CC-ISC Not defined)
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1994 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBGA32E1R
Hi all, This car came in with leaking head gasket and rotted engine harness also was constantly stalling. We replaced head gasket and harness. Car started and ran good but idle is hunting. We replaced THROTTLE ACTUATOR with VDO actuator from Worldpac. Idle sti...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Vent Temp VIN: WDBJF72F2V
Hello all, Two weeks ago we replaced the evaporator and compressor due to leaks; we also replaced the drier and expansion valve at the same time. I broke one of the blend door vacuum elements so I replaced only that one. I have it back in the shop with a com...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C320 4Matic 3.2L Washer pump VIN: WDBRF84J43
I'm not familiar with MB, but this vehicle belong to my sister, the windshield washer pump is not working, using the X431 Infinite, activated the pump will make the pump run. There's no power to the Vio/Yel wire at pump when the multi function switch or other ...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz Viano 2200CC Torque converter VIN: WDF6398152
After full gearbox rebuild and torque converter overhaul,I now get engine stalling or vibration from torque converter when cold for about a minute.I have been told that mercedes do a special oil for this fault part no [...]/11 that I have put in transmi...
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2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 4A3AA46G11
This car has had a hesitation/bog problem for a long time. I looked at it after installing a crank sensor to fix a no start/run problem. I scanned the tps and air flow sensors and thought I found the problem in the tps. The tps would return to .6 volts on wide...
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2000 Pontiac Montana 3.4L compressor seal VIN: 1GMDX03E3Y
has anyone had good luck replacing front a/c compressor seals on this model. a/c system was empty evac and recharge and a/c worked good but then noticed hissing noise from front of compressor, i havent done a front seal for years but was curious if anyone has ...
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2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-7 Limited 2.7L lifters VIN: JS3TX92V53
need help on fixing oil pressure issue, will not pump up lifters has loud chatter from lifters
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1987 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JT3RN67W1H
Hello all, have a Toyota 4runner turbo 22re with extreme lack of power and a dead miss on cylinder 1. Customer stated vehicle had sat for 3 years. When idling in park and rpms brought up to 2000 smooths out but only has enough power to move the vehicle in low ... Trouble codes: 06 (Igniter no power at idle terminals IGt E1)
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1993 Toyota Pickup 2.4L engine VIN: JT4RNO1P8P
I think that I have a bad wrist pin in no. three cylinder and would like to have some help confirming this before I proceed further. The noise that I hear is a sharp knocking or clicking when acellerating rapidly. The noise at this point is not what I would ca...
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1994 Toyota CELSIOR 3968CC air suspension wire VIN: UCF-11-005
Ok strange symtoms the fault code is not there the system is obd 1 , the shockes are new , tems is working fine , the height sensors checkout properly , but sometimes the height control fails and blinking and when rev up it becomes ok most of the time checked ...
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1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L booster VIN: JT3VN39W10
truck came wiht complaing brakes hard to make a stop,we found oil leak from diferential seal on rear shoes,we fix the leak and replace rear shoes thinking is going to be all the problem but still same hard pedal,disconect vaccum to booster and feeling the same...
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2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF13C71
hi - van came in with a p1780 - i replaced the neutral switch with a new oem switch and code cam back after it was shifted. checked with scan tool same code. i am able to read trans. data when i shift the p/n switch is always on and should read off in the othe... Trouble codes: P1780
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2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR32E33
This car appears to be covered under the EG028-04 TSB calling for a cat #17410-0D360 and a reflash.The cal.id. is [...]-which shows to be the "new i.d." #. Local dealer says the VIN does not bring up that TSB and that I need a 17410-0D150 cat.Am I misreadin... Trouble codes: P0420
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1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: H1SM068676
Greetings fellow techs, I have this car for CA smog fail ( Gross-Polluter) for high emmisions. The CO is on 10.00 even on idle. black soot is on spark plugs cleaned them no help. Checked fuel pressure with vacum hose disconeted from regulator does jump 10 p... Trouble codes: 00537 (lamda control limits exceeded)
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2002 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L blow by system VIN: WV2KB47082
need help . we did oil change and air filter found oil in air filter. after cleaning air filter housing and replacing air filter Drove on the highway saw oil leaking out of the air filter housing,check and found oil in the air filter could anybody tell me how ...
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L abs VIN: WVWGBCL8D0
I replaced the ABS ect. control unit on a 04 Toaureg 6 cylinder, [...] and entered the same code as the original unit. I need to set/adapt the Steering angle sensor, long/lat sensor and brake pressure sensor. I can't find any coding info or procedu...
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2004 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L seatbelt switch VIN: 1VWCK31C94
code 00591 seat belt switch driver short to plus new switch installed
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M94
Hi and thanks in advance for any and all responses. Reall just a question for the VW techs out there. This Jetta had the above codes and the b2s2 had flat lined at .005v when we pulled the 4 wire connector apart under the vehicle the cavity was full of a very ... Trouble codes: P0139, P0420, P0138, P0141, P0037
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L abs VIN: 3VWRG71K25
O.k. I need information. I have a launch scanner, and a snap-on verus with euro. I have used them for some time finding the code numbers for basic settings and such as needed. This 05 abs module i coded just fine. It needs the lateral sensor, angle sensor and ...
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1998 Volvo S70 2.4L Misfire VIN: YV1LS5585W
Customer complains of a stalling, running rough (misfire) and the overdrive up arrow on dash and also the winter/economy bottom on center console flashing. I checked for codes and found P0123, P0120, P0300, P0302, P0305, and 2 other codes for the air injection... Trouble codes: P0123 (TPS signal high), P0120 (TPS Circuit Malfunction), P0300 (Random missfire), P0302 (cylinder 2 missfire), P0305 (cylinder 5 missfire)
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1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Speedo,tach and all warning lights illuminated VIN: YV1T597D4X
The vehicle came in as a no start,replaced cam sensor customer drove car 30 miles and all the warning lights came on and at the same time the speedo and tach stopped working. Checked grounds and charging system could not duplicate problem since once car was re...
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2001 BMW 740i 4.4L antenna VIN: WBAGG83441
Thanks so much to Mark [...], which was dead on: The Antenna is ONLY glued to the roof and the wire runs left along the rear window into the trunk behind the CD-player. Nothing has to be removed, except the CD-player. Headliner/window stays in car! Furtherm...
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2003 BMW 330xi 3.0L blue tooth VIN: WBAEW53493
I have been unable to get any info from our bmw parts suplier but did find info and kits at bimmernav.com. this is a cool website for bmw stuff, check it out. thanks to those that did respond. I decided due to the cost of the kit i would have customer buy kit...
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2004 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L door locks VIN: 5UXFA13555
we got the hood opened by removing left front splash pannel and pulling on hood cable from under just pull down on outside of cable and it open hood then charge batt from + in motor area and open doors thank you all for your contributions
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2009 BMW 335i 3.0L Accessories VIN: WBAWL73579
Thanks for all the input and the great sites mentioned, But i went ahead and removed center console cover to check old plug in for removed lighter and found what I needed. Not key-on 12v but 12v when started and running on the center terminal red/black. Hook...
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1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L traction control VIN: 1G6KD52Y3T
Thanks to all who responded. I replaced the ebtcm,and all lights went out and the traction button in the glove box seems to operate the off and on now.vech now pulls off in 1st gear like it's suppose to. I really thank every who responded because that ebtcm is...
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1985 Chevrolet C20 Scottsdale 7.4L clutch VIN: 1GCGC24WXF
Howdy!!! this one is fixed and gone!!! I just did what George [...] told me to do: To get one of those oilers that you pump with the thumb, fill it up with brake fluid, connect a little hose to the spigot, open the bleeder, hook up the hose to the bleeder,...
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1986 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta 2.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G8CT18B6E
Well thank you to all iATN members especially those who responded to my pleas for help. What I found was shorted injectors, at least 2. I did kind of short cut checking the resistance by checking the batch in one test per bank. Right bank came up with 5.9 ohms...
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1989 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc-Z 5.7L Fuel Guage VIN: 1G1FP2187K
Thanks for the help. Replaced gauge in instrument cluster and it is fine.
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1994 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban Silverado 5.7L brake pedal drop VIN: 1GNFK16K7R
Thanks for all the help. The fix was to replace the abs unit with a used one. The owner opted for the used one after hearing the cost of a rebuilt unit. The help I recieved lead me in the right direction to test and repair this problem. The tool (j39177) to ho...
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1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L brake and signal VIN: 1GNDT13W2S
i checked my voltage and it was right so what i did was puta mutifunction switch on it sill no lights. customer put flashers on it,so i put 2 more on it they went to working, put old switch back on no lights so it took 2 flshers and a switch and 4 head ack pil...
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2001 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.3L ABS Electrical VIN: 1GCFG25W31
After some time with the scope attached to various points, both ends of both wires PCM to VSS, and one VSS, PCM to EBCM found interference in these circuits. We removed the loom, and the braided cover around the main harnass over the top of the air intake tube...
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L 4x4 VIN: 1GCEK19V62
What i learned was that from 1998-2002 there was 100lbs of preload on the clutch pak. Starting in 2003 because of front differential bearing issues they changed the design and used a 36lb. preload on the front yoke so that the front differential will live long...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L driver info center controls VIN: 1GCHK23U74
Thanks again to my IATN buddies this truck is down the road! Now for the bad part of this ! The fix was to flash the dash again,for which the Chevy service writer charged our shop again. The repair ticket from the first time stated this was a new IPC and need...
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2000 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4C3AU42N0Y
I decided to roll the dice and replaced the crank sensor with a dealer unit and the problem is fixed. Thanks for all your help! Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire).
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1995 Dodge Dakota 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1B7GG23Y0S
OK thanks for all the help. i hope this is fixed- we removed the crank sensor and found oil had leaked on to sensor plate and molding a hard slug on plate- causing bad signal from sensor - cleaned off and replaced sensor with OEM part- so far so good. But weat...
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2002 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1B4GP25322
Thanks again guys for your time and input, Andy was correct about the map sensor - not sure why we missed it the first time. However once replace the improvement was minor and the severe jerk under hard throttle was still there. We followed Sean & Miguels advi... Trouble codes: P0107 (Map voltage low).
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2002 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L steering wheel VIN: 1B4GP25B42
Thank you all, the steering wheel is off and the van is fixed. There is a step that the steering wheel butts up to and when the big nut is tightened the splines mash slightly. I made a small diviot so a pointed jam bolt would not walk and just applied more pr...
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1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L oil VIN: 1FTZX1723W
Well, it's fixed, the truck is, not the engine.., but I didn't get to do it. The guy works in W. Texas & he stubbornly kept driving the truck till it was all over but the crying. Rod through the block. I called him a week ago & left a message for him to com...
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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L vct overretarted VIN: 1FALP653XW
Well we took the VCT solenoid out and cleaned it up. Redid the timing belt and flushed the motor with trans fluid. After a fresh oil change and new filter it seems to run fine. I think one of the problems we were having was not loosing up the cam sprockets to ...
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1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FAFP7195X
Thanks for all the helpful information. This vehicle had two problems. The first was the fuel rail pressure sensor for the CNG was bad. When this happens on natural gas vehicles the injector pulse is lost. The second problem was a 12 volt power wire to fuel pu...
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2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Speedometer VIN: 2FAHP71W94
inside connector # 2220a of the cluster pin # 13 ltbue/pnk hot all times had voltage disconnected but when connected and back probed 0 volts none of the diagrams I found had this going to speedometer but I disassembled the cluster and traced it out to learn th...
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1990 Geo Tracker 1.6L 1-2 shift VIN: 2CNBJ18U3L
Not sure what caused it. Customer decided to have a used transmission installed.
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1997 GMC Sonoma SLE 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GTCS19W1V
Hi everybody, thank you so much for all the helps you are really great, everybody directed me to the correct problem, after checking the fuel pressure regulator valve and found no leakage i decided to buy complete fuel pump for vortec engine and installed it a...
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2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.0L reverse VIN: 1GTHK29U72
thanks to everyone who replied, the reverse servo piston was bad, thanks for all the support and hopefully i can provide as much info to u guys that u have sent me, sincerely Chad [...]
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2003 GMC Safari 4.3L Flex Plate VIN: 1GKDM19X93
Thank you all for the replies. John and Richard [...] think nailed it on the head. The first replacement flex plate was an OEM part and it was torqued to specs. The dowel pins where there and nothing was pinched in between the trans and engine and all bolts wher...
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2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JNKCA31A41
Thanks to all who replied!! Put a new mass airflow sensor on and that took care of the no power problem. However a couple of other problems started at this point. The car will start but will not stay running unless you keep your foot on the gas. This happen... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0500, P0731, P0732, P0733.
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1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1J4FJ68S5W
WELL YOU GUYS ARE GOOD CHANGED BOTH UPSTREAM AND DOWNSTREAM O2S RAN LIKE ANEW CAR CUSTOMER EVEN CALLED THE NEXT DAY AND THANKED US AGAIN THAT DOESNT HAPPEN TO OFTEN SO THANKS AGAIN!
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2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L Shift indicator VIN: JTHBF30G62
Frank from nj had it right.The switch in the shifter assembly was ruined from coffee or soda or something spilled down console.Had to replace complete shifter assembly.Thanks Andy
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2004 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L key/locking VIN: 4JGAB57E94
Thank you for all of the replies. Although we attempted several of the techniques/solutions offered, none were successful. We referred them to the dealer who programmed the key. Thanks again for the replies.
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRC334X3
After market walker o2 was installed. Oem sensor was needed for the fix. Light is off and has stayed off since. Thank u for the help guys Trouble codes: 2096 (Post catylist fuel trim / system too lean).
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2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G2WP12K9Y
We are going to call this car fixed. On further investigation, we noticed that when the turn signals were used they were back feeding into the cluster. The guages & dash lights were going crazy. Found another post with identical problems & his fix was the mult... Trouble codes: U1000.
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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L ABS, Traction Control & ETS VIN: 1G2WP52K72
Turns out the C0156 code from the Pegisys Scantool was invalid. The Snap-On codes were the correct ones and a replacement of the wiring harness to the RF wheel speed sensor did the trick. Most of my replies recommended replacing either the harness or the whe...
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2006 Pontiac G6 3.5L rotors VIN: 1G2ZG55846
HEY EVERYBODY, I FIRST WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT AND SAY THANK YOU FOR ALL THE HELP. UNFORTUNATELY THIS ONE GOES IN THE LOSS COLUMN. I CHECKED ALL SUSPENSION BUSHINGS,STRUT PLATES,NO PROBLEM FOUND. I MEASURED HUB FOR RUN-OUT. R/F HAD .001 AND L/F HAD .003 I TOOK ...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L timing VIN: 3VWSF29MXY
thank all of you i had to go out and get the right tools then it was easy cam locking tool and pump pin
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Driveline VIN: 3VWSP69M43
Well the story ends. Had many good suggestions. I would like to thank Gene [...] for checking compatibility of used engine for me. Tried new frt eng mount. we had checked alignment and wheel setback. All were within spec. double checked timing belt alignment ...
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1999 Volvo S70 2.4L alternator VIN: YVILS55A9X
Well, the fixes include the wire assy between fuse box and positive battery cable and alternator under warranty. The the integrety of all large positive cable was good with the exception of this one . It showed signs of getting real hot (at battery end) with a...
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