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2002 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L cooling fans VIN: TRUWC28NX2
Car came in overheating, fans would not come on, Fuses checked out OK. disconnected the fan at the wiring connector and applied power, only one fan worked so we replaced the non working one and still the same problem, installed know good fan switch and fan mod...
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3338Y
vehicle came to chop complaining of check engine light on. code 65 or generic code P0340 camshaft positoin sensor inlet is present car runs great. I check sensor with Vantage pro and it tested ok. good signal not out of range, good frequency. I back brove at s... Trouble codes: P0340 (camshaft position sensor inlet), 65 (camshaft position sensor inlet)
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L cam sensor timing VIN: WBAFB33561
thanks in advance we replaced the timing cover gaskets on this vehicle,the chains were not disturbed. the vehicle runs fine but sets a cam sensor code, check engine light on also .it apears that we moved the cam sensor trigger on the left # 2 head . how do w...
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2002 BMW 530i 3.0L Heater Control VIN: WBADT6340Z
The customer said his heater control went blank and the blower runs all the time with the key off and on.The control does nothing except has night illumination.BMW diag in Mitchell is like going to school again...I read alot of posts about the final stage unit...
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2003 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L Windows,wipers,SRS VIN: 4USBT53473
Hello Group, This Z4 came in with the windows,wipers,radio,soft top,and anything else on the K-bus not working. I scanned it and I can't communicate with the general module,SRS,or most of the modules on the K-bus. I have a couple codes in the cluster and one i...
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2002 Buick Century Limited 3.1L engine VIN: 2G4WY55J82
customer brought this car in complaining that the car would run hot, and had poor heat. tested the cooling system, held 15 psi for over 10 min, no leaks found or seen. coolant was very dirty and not at a safe level, advised customer to replace thermostat and f...
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1989 Cadillac Brougham 5.0L Charging VIN: 1G60W51Y5K
This one has got me questioning my abilities as a mechanic. Vehicle came in with complaint of the battery dying. I did a battery test, came up dead and wouldn't hold a charge. Jumped off and tested alternator. Found alternator not charging. Naturally, Replaced...
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1994 Cadillac Eldorado Touring 4.6L keyfob VIN: 1G6ET1297R
vehicle came in with non working A/C, plugged in Tech 2, cleared all codes in all systems, A/c is working fine now. The problem is I cannot get the keyfob reprogrammed I go through the procedure and the keyfob works but when I turn off the ignition system the ...
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2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Left Side Sec Timing Chain
Howdy there everyone. Wha tI have here is a very weird 2005 Cad CTS with the 3.6 engine. Came in to the shop with a severe misfire, spittin and sputtering, and hardly any power. Hooked up trusty ol' scanner and found cam sensor codes for the left bank of cylin...
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1966 Chevrolet chevy 11 383CID paint VIN: 115376N130
I hope someone can help me, I'm doing a color change on the interior of my car and I need the paint code [factory] for a chevy red. I think it's the same code 66 through 70 or 71. any help would be greatly appreciated. Alek
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1988 Chevrolet Corvette 35th Anniversary Edition 5.7L Alarm VATS VIN: 1G1YY2181J
Hey GM guys, I'm working on an old 88 corvette, with VATS system this car won't start sometimes, I have check and verified that key pellet wiring and everything else is working fine and needs a new module, call dealership and is discountinued, so I can't get a...
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1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEC19R3W
This truck sets both lean codes fairly rapidly after clearing. Problem started a few months ago but customer wouldn't leave truck for repairs so I tried some swaptronics with the MAF sensor from my truck. He still had a problem and I did not, so we decided to ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0174 (Lean bank 2)
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2000 Chevrolet Metro LSi 1.3L ac system VIN: 2C1MR5229Y
This car loses it's freon charge after one day. I've tried adding dye and using and an electronic leak detector and cannot find a leak. I've even pulled the evap box out and the evap has no signs of dye. Thanks for any help. Steve
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2000 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L A/C compressor VIN: 1G1JF5249Y
I need the help of some of the A/C techs out there. Returned recently with no cold A/C. Compressor would cycle on and off. Replaced the compressor and new orifice tube with an OE comp under warranty. Compressor still cycles. Will cool to approximately 55 degre...
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2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L Alarm/Keyless entry VIN: 2G1WX15K42
While driving vehicle the alarm will begin to go off. The customer has diconected the horn to avoid the embarrasing honks so I have not verified it going off. The lights start to flash randomly (headlamps & reverse lamps). Those are the ones that turn on when ...
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2007 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.2L Exhaust leak VIN: 1G1ZT58F07
This Chevy was being driven by my Grandaughter when she passed out and crashed. EMT said her responses indicated possible CO2 poisoning and hospital test indicated extremely low O2 blood levels. My son (also an auto tech) had changed oil last week and did a co...
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1997 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.5L compressor VIN: 2C3HD56F6V
thanks in advance. we can operate ac compressor engine off, through modis scanner. trace through schematic, have no ground signal to relay from pcm. ground at pcm #64 blue/orange wire to relay, compressor will operate and is cold. inspect connector at transduc...
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1999 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 3C3EL55H5X
We bought this car at a repo sale, would not crank. After we got the car back to the shop we found it had NO PCM We found at a salvage yard a car like the one we have in running condition, we bought the PCM, when we installed the PCM in our car it cranked and ...
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2005 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L Starting
Looking for help from a chrysler tech.. Sorry for no VIN..am posting this from home and forgot to bring VIN # home with me...Have a problem with this car...car came in for no start...starter would enguage flywheel but not turn...checked for battery voltage at ...
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1998 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L No Start VIN: 1B3EJ56H6W
This dodge stratus was towed in for no start. We are missing power to the PCM on pins 20 fused ignition switch output and 59 CCD Bus (+). It has an alarm that is after market but looks like dealer installed. We have limited comunication with th PCM only three ...
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L shifting VIN: 1B7HC13Z3W
Please help, we had this truck roll in with a starter that wouldn't engage, after inspecting the flywheel we found several broken teeth. So, Dodge tells us it needs a converter because the converter has the flywheel ring welded to it. Great we say, what next? ...
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2004 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Surge VIN: 1D4GP24RX4
Thanks to all that replie. We are having trouble with this caravan. customer drives 60 miles a week. she brought it in when mil light came on found a lot. decided to give it a tune up, plugs wires etc., also gave it a bath of sea foam to clean intake and egr. ... Trouble codes: P0404, P0406
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2004 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L Ticking Noise VIN: 4B3AG42G84
This Stratus has a ticking noise that sounds like a collapsed lash adjuster. I have probed all over the engine with my stethoscope, the noise is most prevalent at the rear (transmission side) of the the engine. It is transferring throughout the engine and is t...
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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck SLT 5.7L broken (litle pieces)low rev. clutches VIN: 3D7KS19D86
broken low and rev clutches low sprag melted (friction material still on clutches) truck with supercharger and a heavy foot any ideas
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1995 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU15H8S
I've got a 95 ford bronco here that is driving me crazy. Came into shop with check engine light on, running pig rich. This thing is very slugish in drive, seems to be a little more responsive in reverse. Has no communication at diagnostic port ( has powers and...
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2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE35L11
Hi, truck came in with ses light on, code p0171. Also rought idle and has no power. Checked fuel pressure found @ 30psi, cleaned MAF, o2 switching ok, removed o2 on bank 1 to see if cat was clogged, no difference. Checked for vacuum leaks w\motovac no leakes f... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 lean)
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2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L fans VIN: 1FAFP53U12
Ok guys this car is used for security at night so idles alot. Customer states it overheats but im having hard time recreating problem. I have had it to overheat a few times and the cooling fans are not working. Both times relays very hot replace with new relay...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSX31L04
I am working on this one over the phone.I know it's impossible but here goes: Customer replaced the under valve cover harness on both sides and the glow plug relay due to engine miss and hard start when cold.He says it was hard to start after repair but it sta...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWX32P13
Hey diesel techs,this is not my specialty but I love to learn! I have a 6.0L that is giving me fits. The customer had it towed in and said that it was running rough so he replaced the fuel filter, after that it would not start. I pulled the cap off the seconda... Trouble codes: P0276
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Brake Pedal VIN: 1FTNW21P14
Yesterday, the customer did a panic stop, after that the pedal was soft. He attempted to bleed system, and admitted to leaving one front bleeder open. He couldn't get a good solid pedal so brought it to us. The first time you press the brake pedal, it is fairl...
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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.0L garage shift into D or R VIN: 1FMZU77K14
Customer states ever since he rolled the vehicle 2 years ago he has been experiencing a delayed and harsh engagement into drive or reverse from park or neutral. Has not gotten any worse/better No other problems with any shifts, all other shifts feel perfect, h...
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2002 GMC Savana 1500 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 1GDHG31R42
1.Cam Retard is jumping to 28 degrees @ 1100 RPM. 2.Set Cam Retard @ 0 at idle by scanner 3.Code in computer is "cam sensor" 4.Replaced cam sensor , still gets same code, and same readings 5.Check end play in crank - OK 6.Check Distributor Gear - OK 7.Check Cr...
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2003 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTGC13U73
Customer complains of int. reduced engine power and mil on. Check for history and found 3 codes. Tried to verify the problem was unable to duplicate problem at this time. Seen tsb for loose ground. I checked the ground 103 and 104 it was at german specs good... Trouble codes: P0220, P1518, P2135
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1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L int no start VIN: 1HGCG2250X
Hello everyone and thanks for the advice on this one. I have this vehicle in for intermittently not starting. The customer states that when he goes to start it at times, it cranks but won't fire. I quizzed him to see if it was after sitting in the sun all day ...
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2004 Honda Civic LX 1.7L MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: 2HGES16524
hello out there,need some help.customer brought in a 04 honda civic ,1.7 litre, auto, with a check engine light on and poor running condition.it also had no tach reading and the drive belt was squealing.the battery was low and was not being charged. i tried to...
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2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM56674
car came in with engine light on p0171 and i have been through this thing with a fine tooth comb, i have talked to ac delco tech, an acura tech and a honda tech. when the car came in it was adding 30% fuel short term, long term was adding 7%, after everything ... Trouble codes: P0171
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4GX485X4
hi guys i have a good one.2004 jeep grand cherokee while driving will cut out and stall sometimes coming to a stop or just idling.what makes this different from a crank sensor problem is this.with the scanner hooked up the computer will stop communicating for ...
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2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X 3.8L suspension VIN: 1J4GA39177
2007 wrangler 4dr man. 50-55mph on slight right bend in road & rough surface will intermittly go into extreme front end vibration & hold on for your life...this is not a new subject to wranglers but have always been able to fix with tires, damper or effcted co...
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2002 Kia Spectra 1.8L Fluid coming out of dipstick tube VIN: KNAFB16193
Hi everyone, thank you for taking the time to read this. This Kia came in a couple of weeks ago with a complaint of poor acceleration and not shifting. The dipstick was not seated in the tube and there was transmission fluid all over in this area. Found DTC P...
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1995 Lexus ES300 3.0L wiring-headliner VIN: JT8GK13T3S
Wow!! This is an ODD one!! Customer stated on recent trip of 30 miles, they smelled something burning, but couldn't isolate source. After they got home, they noticed 4 burn marks on the headliner behind the sunroof. Two parallel marks about 8" long were above ...
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2000 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4ZR17XXY
got a strange one here. code p1151 says lack of switching with o2 sensor 1 bank 2 indicating rich. when testing o2 seems to switch fine. long term fuel trims indicate -8% on bank1 -11% on bank 2. can't find any vacuum leaks or extra fuel getting in anywhere. o... Trouble codes: P1151 (lack of switch ho2s21)
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1981 Mercedes-Benz 300TD 3.0L eNGINE VIN: WDBAB93A7B
Could a Mercedes expert tell me if it is possible to install an engine from a 1981 300 TD on a 1982 300 SD? The engines look very similar, but I would like to know if I have to make modifications or the engine fits right in. Thanks for your help.
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 190D 2.5 2.5L No Start VIN: WDBDB26D86
We have spent quite some considerable time trying to get this car to start the way it was designed to start but we have absolutely no good results
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L Horns VIN: WDBGA32E7N
Fellow techís thanks for your time in advance! I got this Mercedes and the horn doesnít work and is needed for state inspection. My major problem is no accurate wiring diagram. I use Mitchell On Demand and the diagram is totally wrong for this car Iíve tried 1...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Ing. cylinder VIN: WDBHA22E5R
Car was towed to shop, no start ing. cylinder locked in place won't turn. Have new key cylinder but need help removing old one.
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1994 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Unknown VIN: WDBEA34E3R
hello techs, I have this Mercedes in the shop and it's making a whining noise when going down the road and in park. The noise is coming from the transmission and is mostly heard right by the torque converter. I checked fluid level it was in range, However the ...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E6W
Hi Guys, I need help with this ML320. Intermittent loss of power, feels like a bad Cat. but sometimes feels fine. No missfire codes Right Cat. was changed about a year ago. At times the STFT will go back to - 25 on both banks for a while. MAF sensor is brand n... Trouble codes: P0170 (fuel adapt), P0173 (fuel adapt)
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2002 Mercury Villager (Van) 3.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, loss of power VIN: 4MZXV14T7Y
Customer came in stating he has several lights coming on, on his cluster, one was a service engine now, and two more come and go after driving it for several miles, they are battery and brake lights both come on. The vehicle starts and runs normal when cold, o... Trouble codes: P0325, P0105, P1105 (manufacturers fuel air metering control)
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2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L No Start VIN: JA4MT31H0Y
This vehicle came in running poorly and would not communicate with scan tool and cust said they saw a puff of smoke from pass side dash, when it started running poorly. I pulled ecm and took board out to find a burnt spot on board. We got a used pcm and instal... Trouble codes: P1610
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2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L Hesitation VIN: JN8AZ08T93
Throttle actuator has been replaced with a nissan rebuilt unit AP sensor 1 and 2 are working TP 1 and 2 are working throttle relay is staying powered up . After driving a while the throttle is real slow to respond to throtte pedal It will move Just slow to do ...
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2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L speedometer VIN: 1N4BA41E04
Ok, I've messed with this thing long enough. I have this Nissan that the speedometer works part time. The lady tells me that the speedometer will work when she drives through water, Ok this tells me there is a loose connection of some sort. I've checked all wi...
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2006 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L Display screen VIN: JN8AZ08T66
HELLLLP!!!I hope a Nissan tech has seen something like this before. I've searched the archives in every catagory with no luck. I've checked the fuses in both the under hood fuse box and the interior fuse box. they're all OK. The owner stated that he had this p...
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1980 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L Surge VIN: 91A0140608
This Porsche 911 came in after sitting for a little while. Driven infrequently, but well maintained. This is a problem that has been occurring for some time. At or near 2,000 rpms with foot steady on accelerator pedal (not accel or decel) engine surges, jerkin...
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2002 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED59Z62
Dear automotive people. Please alow me the next question.This car sets the folowing mil code po410 secondairy air injection system.According to all data there is a way to run the air pump trough the tech 2 scan tool.I did my utmost best but was not able to fig...
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2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L cim VIN: YS3DP35G8X
Good morning all, We have here a 2004, 9-3 (9440)that was opening and closing windows by itself. We went into the system with the Tech 2 with the candi module, but were unable to communicate with the CIM. So we checked powers and grounds to the CIM, all good. ...
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2002 Saturn SL1 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZH52832
Installed new pump due to erratic operation Loss of fuel pressure with exceesive pump noise during pressure loss, and poor electrical pattern. Replaced fuel filter at same time. Both Carquest parts. (CQ/WIX filter & CQ/AIRTEX pump. Don't ususally use CQ pumps ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean exhaust Bank one)
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1988 Toyota Supra 3.0L swap VIN: JT2MA70J1J
Thanks in advance for your advice. We have here a customer that LOOOVES his toyota. This Supra has blown a bearing in the lower end of the engine. Customer is talking about converting this naturally-asperated engine into a turbo. He says he found a used tu...
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1989 Toyota Camry 2.0L Stall, Lack of power VIN: 4T1SV24EOK
Hi Guys, This one idles good until you put it in gear. It will either die or runs rough. I suspected the cat.converter but the customer said that he had already hollowed it out to see if that would make a difference but it didn't. Vacuum readings are normal ...
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1993 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Poor Idle Quality
Morning All !! I have a Toyota here that has made the rounds thru the local shops, It has a hunting idle when coming to a stop, sometime severe and other times just 2-3 hundred rpm, and guess what?? it is intermittant it will not do it on comand it will behave...
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2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L door locks VIN: 5TBBT44173
Thanks in advance for any help. This Tundra the locks do not work from the switches on the door. The electrical switch does function correctly, and inputs are at the fuse block for at least the driver's side. It DOES have wireless remote, and the driver's door...
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2000 BMW 540i 4.4L Battery VIN: WBADN6345Y
Thank you to all who replied!! The culprit was the auxillary cooling fan. Removed the fan connector and left vehicle sit for two weeks. No drain. Replugged connector, checked current draw at fuse, too much current. Replaced aux fan. Thanks again!!!
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2005 BMW 645Ci 4.4L Air Bag VIN: WBAEK73415
Ok so thank you for the wiring diagrams first off. They were exactly what I was looking for and they are FREE! The original control module was the cause of the first fault code. Every one was correct about the module needing to be reprogrammed to the rest ...
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2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L stability control VIN: 1G6DM57N33
I installed a new steering wheel postion sensor and the code has not returned. thanks for the help
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1993 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 2GCEK19KOP
It appears that the fix was the distibutor. We switched it out May 8th and have not heard back from the owner. So far, so good. Thanks to all who replied and we will take to heart the advice to use OEM whenever possible. This experience made us change the way ...
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1997 Chevrolet Express 2500 LS 5.7L tcc & 3-2 shift solenoid VIN: 1GNGG25R8V
This one is fixed. Thanks everyone . It was the ECM. It was a good ECM just needed to be reprogramed. We do not have a tech2 yet so went to a friends shop that has one and he reprogramed it. The ECM we got from Carquest was flashed but it was flashed for a tru...
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2000 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS 5.7L Intermediate shaft VIN: 2G1FP22G8Y
I used Dorman part # 425-153 from Car Quest Auto Supply they had two of them in there warehouse. The only discrepancy was I had to cut a small channel in the steering column shaft for the coupler pinch bolt to work. Thanks, Again to everyone Ken [...] ...
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2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L starting, bcm/pcm comm VIN: 2G1WF52E92
well most of u said a bad bcm, and u were right, but it also had burned out the bus line in the pcm. replace both reprogram and all is good.
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2002 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.0L Starting VIN: 1GCFG25M92
Want to thanks everyone who replied, I didn't replace the fuel pump, the customer is going to do it himself. Again thanks Roy
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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Brake System Entirely VIN: 1GNET16S50
Vehicle is Repaired; I want to thank all that responded,The Information was quite useful. I wasn't thinking in the terms alot of you were,as far as the Contamination aspect,Forgot to realize exactly what the Situation was,But alot of you set me straight,and it...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GCHC23275
I did not have any way to check fuel pressure (Too high pressure), replaced fuel filter, no change, check truck did have the latest update software. I told the customer bring it to Dealership. Thanks everyone.
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1995 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L 3/4 shift VIN: 3B7KC23C2S
Well, I wish I could say I found the "smoking gun", but I didn't. The darn thing was so intermittent, if it would just stay broken it would make life so much easier. The customer has since gotten 4" exhaust installed which helped the overall power. He and I...
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1998 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 123FRT678J
yes i have fixed the neon an you were all right it is a 41 inch belt . iatn is the best tool in my toolbox
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1999 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L cam/cmp VIN: 1234567C9X
thanx for the responses. Chris [...] and William nailed this one. the cmp sensor does in fact control the camshaft endplay. seemed odd to me that they would use the sensor to acomplish this and i wanted to verify before wasting time and money. surprised i have...
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2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1B7GL22X9Y
Vehicle is fixed. Pins 6 and 7 at the ALDL are SCI transmit and SCI recieve wires. These are needed for scan tool for communications. One of the terminals was pushed out of the connector and not making contact with my brick connector.Thanks for the help. R...
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 3.7L No Start VIN: 1D7HA16KX4
Well guys this is a little late in responding back, but we did get this truck fixed, we took everyones advise and pulled the valve cover to check the timing and found it was in good shape,but when we pulled #1 coil out we found it was full of water around the ... Trouble codes: 122 (tps voltage low), 300 (random miss).
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2004 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.7L p0302 VIN: 1D7GL42K64
We replaced injector #2 - but we also de-carbonized and ran additive in the fuel- Thanks to all the posts It seems that these engines have a lot of carbon problems holding open the valves.-
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2005 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1B3EL46X05
Thank you to all who responded to my request. The tech help winners were Ray from Vermont and Mitchell from Maine. I did swap the injectors. The #3 plug which was rich fouled I replaced with good plug. I swapped #3 injector with #4. I also swapped #3 wire with... Trouble codes: P0301.
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2005 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L cruise control VIN: WDOPD74405
It was the 1157 tail light bulb when replaced with a 2057, solve the problem with the cruise control. Thanks for all responses
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1993 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L timing VIN: 1FAFP6249P
thanks guys most of you were spot on. by 'put it back' i meant to where it was when it came in(dist.). i also put the plug wires back where they were when it came in. it ran terrible but this is to be expected with the blown gaskets...so i went to the beginnin...
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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Transmission engagement VIN: 1FTEF14N8R
We finally got the vehicle back to the shop and replaced the MLPS unit on the side of the transmission. No obvious problems in the connector or harness, but the new unit fixed the problem immediately. Customer has been back to the shop with another vehicle a...
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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP6532T
First I would like to thank each and every one of you that posted a reply to my problem! Some of the sugestions I had considered and some I had not. I still have the car and it still will not run but I have not given up yet. I got busy with a few other jobs an...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTNF21L2X
Thanks for all the help. I could not get truck to fail in shop with meter hooked up to fuel pump power wire. Temp. dropped 20 degrees from when truck failed. Talked to customer and told him thap almost all of the iatn responses were fuel pump or relay so he ag...
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L red warning light VIN: 1FAFP55SX1
Unable to communicate with ABS module. Found bad ABS bulb in dash. Replaced bulb and now brake light and ABS light come on. Replace ABS module. Now both lights off. Thanks for the help.
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L balance shaft tensioner VIN: 1FMDU63E02
ok guys Ralph is correct. you have to pull the subpan to pull the upper pan (bolts above it secure the upper pan). drop the crossover, sway bar, starter, trans cooler lines, and oil cooler hose. then wedge 2 worn out brake pads between the motor mount and fram...
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L engine
Thanks to everybody that replied. For some reason a leak down test never showed a head gasket leak. But I'm certain that there was a problem with one/both. The customer chose not to go any further with the repair.
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2002 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L all accessories VIN: 2FMZA53482
The IPC Module was the fix, it is the Module that tells the FEM/REM Modules that the Ignition Key is in Ignition and or Ignition Switch is on. It does this via the SCP Data Bus. Research showed the IPC is a high failure Module. Thanks for the help!!
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2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW07L72
first off thanks to all who replied the fix was simple but i was overthinking, i mean its a truck not the space shuttle the problem was a few bad coil conecters a call to the local ford dealer and problem solved
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L low power VIN: SORRYNOVI3
Thanks for the responses (few, i was surprised). any way i could not find a good accurate way to test the VGV control solenoid, two reasons, not enough experience on diesel and ver crappy scanner, very limited on data, so i went hands on and remove the turbo t... Trouble codes: P006A, P0401.
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTNW21P54
Thanks to all for the information. I tore apart the original turbo and the used turbo and between them cleaned everything and used the best parts. I reinstalled the turbo and now the truck runs like it should. Its kinda hard to believe that just a lack of boos...
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2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14555
i replaced the broken guides and both chain tensioners, could not find reason for failure but from the replies i recieved it seems to be common. I started it up ran great until driving down the road, i suggested we replace the complete vct system, customer tal... Trouble codes: P0340, P0345, P0011, P0021.
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2006 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0L Compressor VIN: 3FAHP08116
This job is done and keeping the customer cool. There is no real shortcut to this project, move seats all the way to the rear, then remove battery cables, remove radio and all other items in dash panel including the glove box and passenger air bag, did not rem...
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1994 GMC G3500 Vandura 6.5L no shift VIN: 1GDHG31Y8S
Ok, you guys are great. I put a new tech on these vans last night. He started with a fresh set of ideas. He found no power problems either, but he did find some ground problems that I missed. So we cleaned and tighten the grounds on the engine and the back of ...
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2004 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L Seat Heater VIN: 1GEK13284R
Sorry to close this one so late w/o a fix. Since this is a used car dealer vehicle they said not to bother with it since the summer was coming up. Hopefully in a couple of months I will be able to buy a tech 2. Thanks everyone for the help.
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1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JNKBY31A2V
After diving further into the wiring harness we discovered a lot of the shielded wiring going to the ECM had been spliced into, for whatever reason, and on numerous other places on the engine harness. Vehicle was running well enough to leave and for customer ...
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1991 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JACCH58R4M
Sadly I cannot offer a fix on this one. Customer took vehicle, has had it two weeks, SM told me today it is coming back in. Lack of funds is playing havoc on a lot of people these days. This guy built his own engine, and he claims the cam timing is dead on. ...
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2007 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L instrument cluster illumination VIN: SAJEA01U84
Thanks for all the great ideas. My tech posted this a while back and we have been waiting for customer to give an ok to look into these problems plus trans problems. fyi trans plug leak can be repaired our local dealer said we would have to replace trans. but ...
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1993 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FJ68S3P
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP GUYS IT ENDED UP BIENG THE WAY JEEP RAN THE O2 WIRES DOWN THE SIDE OF THE BLOCK IT CONTACTED THE EXHAUST AND BURNED ALL 4 BUT IT LOOKED LIKE THEYD BEEN BURNED FOR A WHILE THEY WER TURNING GREEN SO I DONT NO WHY IT DIDNT DO IT PREVIOUSLY...
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2003 Kia Spectra 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: KNAFB12143
Finally. When running this car the fuel pressure would drop. We didn't lose voltage to the pump so we replaced it. The next day the problem returned and we were losing fuel pressure again. On the fuel rail there is a pulsator or regulator of some kind. ...
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JTJGF10U61
Drivability concern was related to a broken ground wire at the back of the intake. Where the wirewent into the wiring harness estimated about 11 inches nto the protective covering the wire was broken. Gentleman thank you for the emails and the general directio...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L fuse/controll unit VIN: 4JGAB57E75
Thanks for all of the help. We traced it to a bad coolent pump (powered by the control moduel). The door acuators are controlled by the 3 wires one power one ground one a data bus. I did fuse the power to the acuators and it did not blow fuse. We put amp meter...
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