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1996 Acura TL 2.5L no communication VIN: JH4UA2652T
Another shop ask me to be look this Acura. Customer can not pass smog because the smog station can not communicate with the ecm in the car. Car runs great. My scanner would not even power up when I hooked it to the car. I thought I got lucky and it would be...
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1996 Audi A6 2.8L air bag light VIN: WAUJA84A8T
Hello everyone, I've got one that has me somewhat stumped. The customer brought it in with the air bag light on and I pulled code (with our VagCom) 01025. I removed the center console to inspect the module and wiring and did'nt find anything unusual. The code ...
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Turbo exploded VIN: WAUED24B2Y
My question is for all of you outstanding Audi techs out there. Is it completely necessary to remove the engine to replace the turbos on this vehicle? It is my mothers car and I will do whatever I need to but any advice would be helpful and appreciated.
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1998 BMW 540i 4.4L 3rd and 4th gear VIN: WBADE5320W
This car has a distinct problem shifting into 3rd or 4th gear up or down. It doesn't grind but takes more than routine pressure to shift it. The customer drove it with a tech in the car with him and he (customer) has very little problem shifting because he see...
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1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L valve timing VIN: WBAGH8331X
this engine was repaired by other techs,they were let go so i am trying to help the shop owner out here is the details. the cam bolts kept backing off and bending valves. it has happen 3 times. this is my 1st bmw engine major repair. i want to be sure cams are...
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2001 BMW M5 5.0L side mirrors VIN: WBSDE934X1
This vehicle has power folding side mirrors. They are supposed to rotate toward the door when the switch next to the mirror controls is pressed. Well, they retract but in opposite directions-one folds in while the other folds out. Almost like the wiring is rev...
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2002 BMW 745Li 4.4L Blower Motor VIN: WBAGN63412
I have a 2002 745 that has an intermittet low inside blower fan speed issue. The car came in and yes the blower fan speed ,even on high speed, did not actually blow on high speed. According to the Autologic low battery voltage will default to a lower speed to ...
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1989 Buick Reatta 3.8L abs VIN: 1G4EC11C9K
After bleeding and adjusting emergency brake, we test drove this vehicle and with the first push of the brake pedal the amber ABS light comes on, then the as we push the pedal on down to stop the red brake light comes on and will have good brakes , really stop...
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1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L No Start VIN: 1G6KD54Y1W
need some thoughts on this one. has had 2 sets of ckp sensors in it for intermittent no start previously, now it will not start, i have both ckp pulses, cmp pulse, spark, fuel pressure, battery voltage at injectors and no injector pulse. no dtcs present at thi...
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1990 Chevrolet Lumina 2.5L Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL54R5L
This POS makes absolutly no sense at all. With a snap-on brick, a cold engine, the coolant temp. sensor read's -40 deg., the mat sensor read's 392 deg.( hot). I have checked the sensor grounds (the coolant sensor & the TPS share a ground circuit and the MAT & ... Trouble codes: 15 (coolant sensor signal voltage high)
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1994 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G1YY22P9R
idle surges severely ,hot,pings,iac fluctuates,tach flickers,rpm on scantool glitches,temp gets high like its running lean o2's still switching,fuel press ok,when cold start vehicle runs good,smoked it,scoped optispark and checked drain,checked iac tps o2's ma...
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1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 2G1WL52M7V
This vehicle will lose power like it is running out of gas but when you step on the gas and let it downshift the engine has plenty of power. I dont notice any problem while cruising at highway speed, only when accelerating from a stop. The problem seems to go ...
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1998 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GNEK13R3W
crank but no start, good fuel pres. getting injector pulse with and seems like injectors not firing. will start with carb clean. security key does not seem tobe an issue.
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1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1GCEC14W9W
The customers complaint is that the truck will buck and jerk and feel like it wants to quite. On a test drive it only acted up once and it won't act up again. The cap and plugs are ok. The fuel pump and filter are ok. Does anyone have any ideas, Mike Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple Missfire)
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2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L ebcm VIN: 1GNDM19W7Y
I have seen postings of this simular problem, with the ground wires to the EBCM. I can not find the ground locations, if anyone knows where they are or has had a simular problem, Help.
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2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1G1JC52401
hello all :0) i have a 2000 cavalier in my shop. customer states driving down the road all of a sudden, cluster went dead, vehicle would not accelerate, check engine light come on,. scanned vehicle had camshaft sensor code, replaced camshaft sensor. also rando...
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2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L No start-intermittent VIN: 3GNFK16T51
Have not seen this occur yet, had the truck for four days. Customer drives anywhere, comes back after a minimum of an hour and battery is dead. Always jumps right off and starts right up. Customer is very articulate in describing whats going on, don't think it...
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2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L interior equipment VIN: 1G1ND52J81
I have a Malibu one of Chevy's finest when you first start it no DRL, Radio, Blower fan, Fuel gauge inop. I have followed the flow chart from All Data I have no power at the fuse for the cruise control on right side of dash but light in button on wheel lights ...
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2001 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBDM19W01
veh has missfire on 1 3 5 cylinders long term and short term fuel trim is normal. Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
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2002 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Unknown VIN: 1GCDL19X32
I have never had a complaint that "my brakes stop too quick" before, when coming to a stop the last couple of feet the van stops so quick that he spills his coffee every morning all visual checks are o.k., he wants to change pads and rotors but since that has ...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1GCHK23UX3
Hi Folks. This truck has light misfires on all cyl. tried all the listed repairs with no help. Had a local GM master tech suggest to pull the crank sensor and check for damage. None found. Did have heavy rust buildup on mounting serface, cleaned that and still... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple Cyl. Misfire)
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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4.8L starter VIN: 1GNEC13VX3
hi. having a hard time with this one. usually i can get by reading fixes but this does not seem to match one. 03 tahoe no crank,no communication from computer.i.e. no codes available. when turning the key to start only lights on dash are seat belt and theft lo...
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2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L cooling fan VIN: 1GCW145HYU
the problem is that the fan (low and high)dont come on at anytime,the temp. is come up to 240-250 and they still not be command ,the command on the scanner fc control is always off,when i drive it they gone on and off. need help guys!!! thanks
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Misfire VIN: 1GCHK23104
Gm techs Im replacing left side injectors on this duromax for missfire after pulling valve cover I noticed the inlet to the injectors are plugged up with a gritty sandy looking junk.I believe the fuel system is contaminated possible cust is making his own fuel...
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1988 Chrysler New Yorker Landau 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1C3BU6632J
Ok we have a winner here. Hoping someone can help us out. This vehicle came to us with a blown headgasket on the 1,3,and 5 bank. Number 5 cylinder was filling with coolant and missing badly, blowing white smoke. Vehicle is really clean and low miles.(55k) A...
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2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L security
I have an intermittent no crank on a town and country van. I went to test the sentry Key with my drb III and a sentry key tester that I just bought off of ebay. It says on the sentry key tester to just plug it into the drb and the scree will tell you what to d...
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2004 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C8GP64L64
Hello everyone: We have this town & country that keeps storing a P0420 code. Scan computer system and found upstream o2 voltage staying between 325mv and 225mv. Replaced upstream o2 sensor. Customer took vehicle came back week later with same code. Recheck sti... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst system efficiency below threshold)
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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B4FY58B74
vehicle had no start condition,timing belt broke.replaced timing belt,waterpump,refilled with coolant,customer noted that vehicle had a engine performance problem before we started,after finishing repairs,timing belt,ses light on p0172 fuel trim rich,o2 sensor... Trouble codes: P0172
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1992 Dodge Dakota 5.2L fuel gauge
Hey guys thanks for taken time to read this. The fuel gauge will bounce from full to empty KOEO or KOER. It will also drop a needle width when I apply the brakes or move the shift lever from park to reverse. I have pulled the sending unit out and moved the flo...
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HC13YXW
Customer states that occassionally on accelleration the vehicle will stumble and try to stall. We found that if we brake torque it ,it will sometime pop back through the intake on different cylinders ,you can watch it on the misfire counter, misted the wires a... Trouble codes: P0132, P0138
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2000 Dodge Caravan 2.4L Fuel gauge VIN: 2B4FP25B8Y
We replaced the fuel pump in February. the aftermarket pump did not come with the fuel level sensor so we simply swapped it out. Everything was fine for a month. Then if stayed reading 'full'. We replaced the fuel level sensor with a factory unit and everythin...
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2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EJ46X91
hello,this code is for a small leak,i checked car for visable problems and found the hose from leak detection pump to the air filter was blown open at both ends,i suspect the filter is clogged,question is will this problem cause the code,i cleared code and tes... Trouble codes: P0442
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2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L cruise VIN: 2B3HD46R62
rechecked all wiring and still have no power from yellow/red wire from pcm pin 7 on c3 connector
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2004 Dodge Durango SLT 5.7L dome lights VIN: 1D4H5B48D9
Thanks for your time. This vehicle came in with the customer stating the dome lights came on when they put the drivers power window down and would not go off. This will drain the battery overnight. Brought up a wireing diagram off mitchell and not much help. T...
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2004 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Stall, LOW POWER VIN: WD2PD64414
Brought in for low power, codes p0203, p0204. Checked power and grounds and wiring harness to and from PCM and injectors. It runs good on cold start, but when it warms up you can feel a miss, and it stalls, and will restart, but stalls out. Fuel rail pressure ... Trouble codes: P0201 (injector circuit/ open cyl1), P0203 (p0204-), P0204
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2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck SLT 5.9L Unknown VIN: 3D7MR48C55
Ok, everybody. I wanna first thank all you for your help on this one. I have a feeling this is a very common problem. This dodge is very hard to shift out of park. It is an automatic. I don't think we have a cable issue. I noticed there is a sensor, but not su...
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2005 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L virbration VIN: 1B3ES56C15
vehicle came in with a bad head gasket. had the cylinder head recondition, replaced timing belt, run great except there is a virbration coming on the right side of vehicle, at idle. seems ok at cruise speeds. i tried to support the engine and remove the bolt t...
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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.9L front differential VIN: 1D7KS28C16
I raised the vehicle on a lift and spun the transmission up in 2wd and never could get the vibration/drone to occur. I put it in 4wd and could reproduce the vibration/drone on the lift. I removed the front drive shaft and retested (on the lift) and the vibrati...
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1984 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, fuel smoke VIN: 1FMCU14SXE
After rebuilding this engine I rebuilt the carb and had to replace the fuel control solonoid and choke thermostat. What I am having a problem with is easy to flood when starting, and even when not flooded if rolls fuel smoke out the tail pipe for the first 3-5...
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1992 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L Clutch VIN: 1FALP54Y6N
we have just finished the second clutch replacement on the this jewl. after the first clutch was replaced the vehicle has what i would call a violent shudder only in reverse. we went back in and replaced the clutch assy again and also orderd a new flywheel fro...
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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Steering pump VIN: 1FMDU34X8T
Hi all in IATN Land. Need some help on this Explorer. Went to fix data base and read through the replies for power steering pump noise. Have been through all the suggested procedures. This pump will not quiet down. Have not released it to the customer for a 30...
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1998 Ford Mustang 3.8L window VIN: 1FAFP4448W
Drivers window glass front sash plate is glued to the bottom of the glass. This sash plate hits the front stop to stop the glass at the front of the window. The plate looks to have been glued with soft clear silicone. When the plate hits the forward stop it pu...
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L convertor VIN: 1FTZR15V1Y
Hey folks. This ranger is a 2000 ford ranger 4x4 with a 5r55e trans. This truck shifts harsh on the upshift. There is a knock after it warms up after it warms up and gets worse as far as when it starts it only does it when the a/c licks on or when you steer al...
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55U21
I installed clamp around elbow to get more vacume to egr, and on start of testing can hear engine like idle hunting, and scan shows idle up and down. Long term trim in -4 and -5 bank 1 and 2, and stays around there. On test drive good power and I cleared code ... Trouble codes: P0401 (insu egr flow)
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U11
good evening all i have this 2001 taurus here it was in 9 months ago with a check engine lt on and had a p1309 misfire monitor disabled code stored. the customer stated the dealer had replaced the cam synconeiser and cam sensor. after checking placement it was... Trouble codes: P1309
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2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L engine VIN: 1FMRU17W31
Hello all, we have a 2001 expedition in our shop with a bad engine but we also have a 2000 crown victoria with a good engine. I have got mixed answers about the ability to swap both engine. I basicly need to know if there is any thing diferent about the to uth...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Excessive Emissions, black smoke VIN: 1FTSF31P53
the story i got from the driver was running problem of low power, black smoke. manly while pulling a trailer, but not allways. it has been to two ford dealer ships. it has had 2 complete set of injectors installed once by a dealer second by a diesel goro. next... Trouble codes: P0404, P0528, P132B, P2269
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2007 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FDXE45P87
intermittant (once every couple of weeks) transit bus starts smoking grey/black complete loss of power if driver feathers pedal he can keep it running then it clears and is ok for the rest of the day. if it stalls it won't start until it has sat for about fift... Trouble codes: P0404 (egr system malfunction)
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1996 Geo Metro LSi 1.3L No Start VIN: 2C1MR5297T
Car will not start. Have injector pulse and fire for about 2 seconds after cranking the engine and then gone. replaced ecu, ignition coil, igniter, distributor, crank sensor and noise suppressor. I have power to coil and injector but I am losing signal to each...
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2002 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L battery light VIN: 1GTEK19T72
First time the truck came in it had a constant battery light on and the guage showed Alt not charging. We tested the system and found Alt. not working. Replaced Alt. with ac-delco unit and all looked good. Customer drove down the road and was back 30 minutes l...
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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Speedometer/odo VIN: 1HGEM21501
Looking for some help on this one, car came in w/speedo inop and MIL on..Found code P0500, VSS fault..I replaced VSS and problem persist, however, now the speedo intermittently bounces around at 45mph. I followed the diag tree and got to the step where it sugg...
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2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L torque converter clutch VIN: 2HKRL18721
I am working on a 2001 honda oddesy. It works good cold after you drive it 30 min. or so the tcc applies incorrectly. You can take off and when you start going the tcc applys. You can sit still and pull it in to manual low and it will shut the engine down. It ...
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2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L compressor VIN: 2HKRL18611
checked all pressures,fuses and relays all look great.when you first start van ,the ac compressor engages for about 2 seconds and cuts back off after that and never comes back on).also the blower works only on high speed.this is what the code is for,but this e...
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2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L srs VIN: 1HGCGS6641
Customer brought car in srs light on code 15-3. Repalced OPDS unit and sensor, and SRS control module. I initilized the OPDS system but the SRS light is still on. I followed the test procedure on ALLData and it did not clear the SRS light. Would it be a bad mo...
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2002 Honda Civic GX 1.7L Mechanical VIN: 1HGEN26572
Thanks in advance for the help. This is a natural gas vehicle with a cvt transmission. Car came in for a whining noise and intermittant hesitation while accelerating. I diagnosed the whining noise from the transmission so i changed the fluid and the whine when...
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2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGFG11896
good afternoon, this one is for the honda guys out there. we installed a used 7k mile long block from a 2007 modle car supplied to us by an aftermarket warranty company. (very clean engine) it was supplied with valve cover and oil pan only. we transfered all t... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0302-), P0302 (p0303-), P0303
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2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3CZRE38598
guys, i am trying to locate a wiring digram for this 08. Looked through the net, mitchel etc. If anybody has a diagram please forward it to me. If anyone has any experience with these crvs, problem is vcs light, brake light and engine idles at 2000 rpm. I want... Trouble codes: P1659
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2003 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L communications VIN: KMHHN65D53
hey all i have this 03 tiburon and i cant communicate with it through th obd 2 connector ive checked all fuses. the engine light is on i would really like to pull the codes because the car seems to be boggin and not working well. im just wonderin if there is a...
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1995 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L 4th clutch apply
pulled unit back out and found that I left the check ball out of the valve body. cant find in any of my infomation about what that ball does.
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2005 Isuzu Ascender S 4.2L Misfire VIN: 4NUES16S75
This truck came in with a constant miss on #5. I swapped coils, installed new plugs. The miss was only evident at idle while watching misfire counter, mostly at idle. Above 1500 rpms the misfire stops. Next step was to swap injectors. No change. I have heard a... Trouble codes: P0305
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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L compressor VIN: WBADE5324V
The problem with this car was the control head. Rolf was right on with his suggestions to replace ambient temp sensor and then go to the control head. I was obviously not clear in my request in that I was hoping to get some information on the codes but eviden...
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3338Y
you guys are great thanx for you help. well is FIX, from the begining the custormer lie to us he said the vehicle was runing great then out of the blue it started acting up well it was a BOLD lie. I remove the valve cover to inspect the chain and cam adjusmen... Trouble codes: P0340 (camshaft position sensor inlet), 65 (camshaft position sensor inlet).
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2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFB33563
Thank you all for the fast responses. Looks like the job can be done without removing the intake, but the general consensus is that it's better to remove it. The X5 is a bit more difficult than the cars so to be safe, we're going to go the more thorough route ...
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2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP54K21
Thanks for the many replies. It looks like this situation is a problem with the ground circuit or the PCM. It is intermintent and now is functioning fine. So I have released the vehicle and customer will bring it back when the p0440 reoccurs. If the site lets ... Trouble codes: P0440.
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1994 Cadillac Eldorado Touring 4.6L keyfob VIN: 1G6ET1297R
Thanks for all your replies the fix was to programm the one keyfob 2 times, the system needs to see to learning events to storm the coding. Thanks again to all Andy
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1994 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCGK29N2R
well this truck is fixed here are the problems first fuel pressure was too low 13-15 it needed to be 26-32 and i replaced fuel pressure reg and it was same ordered in 2nd one and sprins was stifer and it worked. The second problem was loose magnet on distribu...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Cuts out VIN: 1GCHK23181
Hi Group: Sorry about the late close but I wanted to keep it open as long as I could, and get it fixed. The customer made two appointments and blew both of them. I hate to close with out a fix but time is running out. Below are the three replies I received. Th... Trouble codes: P0093 (Large Fuel Leak).
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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C4FY58B25
well guys i finally got this one nailed . did a second look for vac. leaks and found one on the bottom of the intake. replaced the intake gaskets and would you believe no more rough idle or stalling. thanks for all the help! Trouble codes: 132 (02 sensor 1/1 voltage high), 172 (fuel sys. bank 1 sensor1 lean).
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1993 Dodge Dynasty 3.3L code 41 VIN: 1B3XC46R6P
Well after learning that reman controllers are also known to be bad,I found a "known good" module and the problem has not returned.thanks iatn members for all your help!!!
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L shifting VIN: 1B7HC13Z3W
Thank you everyone for your help. It turned out that the torque converter was installed correctly. One of our tool truck guys came by yesterday, he asked us what was going on, so we told him the trouble with the Dodge, he hooked us up with a tranny guy who...
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 3B7HF12Y5W
thanks for the information. crankshaft sensor was causing the problem. we have found out a lot of info since posting the help request. when we removed the sensor it looked fairly new. the owner then told us it was replaced just a month ago. he just bought the ... Trouble codes: 351 (ignition circuit), 1391 (cam and crank signal sync).
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1998 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L transmission
Called customer the next day and he is trading car in. Got 10 replies and most said if he has all forward gears and if you could engine brake in manual low,it would be ok to drive to garage. Pull pan and look for the (rear band servo strut) 1 1/2" x 3/4" piece...
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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L right rear VIN: 1B4GP44382
thanks to all who replied, relaced right rear leaf spring with one from salvage yard noise now gone.
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2006 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Front brakes VIN: 1D4GP25R76
Sorry for the late close. Someone for some reason had adjusted the master cylinder pushrod trying to get a better pedal... Readjusted and everything is good.
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2006 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L Gauge Cluster VIN: WD0PD44416
The van recently had a gps tracking unit installed. Apparently the symptoms starting taking place after the install of the gps system. The customer is going back to the gps install outfit. Out of my hands unfortunately. Evidently the factory scan tool is ne...
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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
Thanks for all of the info you guys sent in! I've finally traced the problem to a defective PCM. We have been trying to find a new, used or rebuilt pcm, and have had no luck. The pcm I have was sent off for a rebuild, but still does not work, so we're going to...
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1997 Ford F-350 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDKF37S9F
Thanks for all the help everyone. The customer has not made a decsion or picked this up yet. From everything I gather, the oil pump has had it. I am fairly certain the pick up tube has a leak too. Even with the HPOP reservoir full, this still has an extend...
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2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L headlights VIN: 1FTRW08L82
Thanks to all who replied, found connector under coolant jug black wire in connector rubbed through on body metal.
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2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Compressor VIN: 1FMFU18555
I did not fix this noise. 4 replies agreed that it is probably hydro lock in the compressor. One said that there should/is a PCM plan to turn on the compressor at start up to move the oil/freon before increase in rpm, maybe an update? Most stated that it is n...
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1998 GMC C1500 Suburban 5.7L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GKEC16R8W
released vehicle to customer. customer took truck for a long trip. returned and problem was worse. scoped crank sensor. after heating up sensor signal showed deterioration. replaced sensor. fixed
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1993 Isuzu N NPR 3.9L Glow Plugs, Shut Down VIN: J8DC4B1KXP
Kelly hit the nail on the head. I pulled the alternator and cracked it open, sure enough the plastic brush holder had melted down where the voltage regulator is soldered onto the back of it. Expensive alternator, but not as bad as having no truck! Thanks to...
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1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1JCCF87E1G
Well the problem was customer installed an extra ignition power wire to purge solenoid. So when ecm tried to turn off power it could not. Removed wire and now all is fine. Thanks for your help. Trouble codes: P0443.
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1999 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L No Start VIN: KNAFB1211X
FIRST I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO HAS REPLIED. MATT FROMM MASS.GOT IT ON THE HEAD I MOVED THE GROUNDS ON THE ECM BRACKET TO THE ACCEL PEDALL. AND THEN CLEANED ALL THE GROUNDS AT THE BATTERY TO THE BODY. EVEN THOUGH THEY ALL TESTED IN SPEC. LESS THAN AN OHM . ...
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1998 Lexus GS400 4.0L Converter Seal Leak VIN: JT8BH68X4W
Thanks to everyone for the helpful information on this. I drove took it for a 30 mile ride and it did indeed leak from the converter seal. She is undecided about keeping the car, I will update the post if we indeed end up repairing it.
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L no overdrive VIN: JT6GF10U8X
Thanks for all the replies. A lot said to make sure the temp sensor and the thermostat were working properly and the car was reaching operating temp and registering at the ECM This all tested good. A couple replies said to check the knock sensor. After a lot ...
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2002 Lexus IS300 3.0L Flywheel VIN: JTHBD19242
Thank you all for the help we replaced the flywheel with an aftermarket aluminum one. it worked great and was a LOT less $
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 190D 2.5 2.5L No Start VIN: WDBDB26D86
OK folks, we are convinced that the compression being too low is the root of the problem. We have contacted the customer to inform him it is either a used engine replacement or a rebuild on this engine to take care of the non start when cold. At this time we a...
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2003 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L blower VIN: 2MEFM75W93
This one is fixed. Thanks to Stewart [...] he sent me in the right direction. I did pinpoint test"P" and sure enough pin 23 yellow wire red tracer from controller to blower speed contol module had an open in it. Instead of tracing it down I ran a new wire fr...
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1999 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.3L steering wheel VIN: JN8AR07Y8X
hi, this thing was tough, we turned the rotors, repacked the bearings, balanced and rotated the tires, this fixed some of the vibrations but what fixed the 2-3 second pulsation was the right control arm bushing was moving slightly more then the others, thanks ...
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2003 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.2L radio VIN: 1G3NL52F13
Thanks to everyone that posted help unfortunately I am closing this help request without any helpful info. Customer brought car in and left it for 3hrs, we could not get radio to stop working so we could check the first procedure posted, so they decided to jus...
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1995 Plymouth Grand Voyager LE 3.3L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1P4GH54R05
First I must thank everyone who replied to this. Since dodge was so nice to send us a tcm instead of a ecm, I checked out everything y'all suggested. First I set the pinion factor since I had a new TCM (Thanks dodge parts guy!), I pulled out the starter and ... Trouble codes: 15 (no vehicle speed).
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1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L instrument cluster VIN: 1G2NE52M3V
thanks guys for the information,it turned out to be the cluster itself,checking the pin terminals on the cluster there are three grounds and one had 13.37v coming out when connected and ground when unplugged,cluster had an internal short,thanks again for letti...
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2005 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8AJ52F25
all drivers and grounds checked out on this car as previously explained. I noticed when the module was delivered it had been handled and installed at some time. Ordered another new module, problem fixed. I marked the module defective (not the box!) Like Mark ... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5L Cuts out VIN: 676L502727
we try a mass air sensor, not fix. smoke test, no leak. Believe or not, new throttle body fix this one. Dealer say, we are the first one that order this throttle. No adaption on this throttle require. Once again, thanks everyone.
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1999 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L overheating VIN: 4TANLY2N8X
THANKS TO ALL REPIED, WE FEEL A LITTLE STUPID ABOUT THE CONCLUSION, IT DID END UP BEING THE RADIATOR, COULD FIND NO OTHER CAUSE, BUT AFTER REPLACING RADIATOR ALL IS WELL. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP
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2001 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L skid control module VIN: 5TDBT48A61
Well Brian [...] New Jersy was the closest one to being right our surfaces were clean and sensors were flushly mounted. after graphing on a lab scope and spending time studying out system we decided to take some mounting surface area down where all 4 sens. moun...
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2006 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L Compressor VIN: 5TENX22N86
We found the problem, which was a broken or nearly broken wire in the short harness that goes directly from the underhood relay panel where the A/C compressor relay is located over to the engine itself. We had hooked a voltmeter to the compressor clutch plug p...
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2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L Bent Valves...Again VIN: 9BWDE61J12
Thanks to everyone who replied. I was literally staring this one in the face. After I pulled the cylinder head I was bouncing ideas off a co-worker here. I was showing him the timing marks lined up for cyl 1 TDC and when my mark lined up cyl 1 was about hal...
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L EPC light VIN: 3VWCB21C52
I got some good replies. Most said the brake light switch, and possibly the clutch switch. I called the VW dealer and they don't stock the clutch switch, but have plenty of the brake switch, so I went with the brake light switch, and it is good. I road teste...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L stays in third gear ( limp mode) VIN: 3VWSK69M01
Well guy's this morning after coming to the conclution that Mitchell's wiring were wrong. I decided to trow in a used TCM. Everything works now, so thank you all for all you help.
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