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2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L Accessories VIN: WBAGN61080
Car came in with the same issue four times--fuel level displayed on the instrument not right.Checked with GT1,had a code of right fuel sensor faulty(current code).Each time we replaced the sensor in the right fuel tank could solved the problem for some time.Bu...
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2006 Chrysler 300 (Car) Touring 3.5L ride VIN: 2C3KA53G66
hey guys this car is driving me crazy, it makes a knocking noise from the left when hitting bumps front like a bad stabilizer link or upper strut mounts, we took the stabilizer bar completely off and removed the upper upper strut mount and did not see any wear...
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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L cooling system VIN: 1B4GP54L8V
van caming with overheating and a/c not cooling,this problem start happening around 2 or 3 o clock in afternoon when is hot over 98 degree in phoenix az, tempeture start raising on gauge but have not seen overflow spilling coolant, but a/c quit working and tem...
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L overdrive VIN: 1FALP52U3T
I need some automatic transmission help with a. 1996 Ford Taurus AX4N overdrive transmission. .On the transmission pan there is a call 1-800-456-AX4N for service not a joke this is on the pan. This might be a problem. Driving the vehicle in overdrive at 60mph ...
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1997 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FDLE40F9V
Powerstroke Experts, This one is driving me nuts! It's a cutaway short bus purchased from the state surplus dealer. Came in with a surge at idle and while driving and a check engine light for the codes listed above. Engine will run for 15 seconds or so just fi... Trouble codes: P1211 (Injection Control Pressure Not Controllable - Above / Below Desired), P1210 (Injection Control Pressure Above Expected Level), P1281 (Injection Control Pressure Circuit Out of Range High)
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1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L extended start VIN: 1FAFP42X1W
thanks in advanced, have a gt with extended crank before start. while happening have spark and injector pulse. noticed fuel pressure not holding pressure.and vehicle doesnt start until pressure reaches 30 psi. i removed the injectors while still attached to ra...
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2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN46D25
hey guys, i have this elantra for a no start. first thing i did was scan it. came up with a code for over advanced camshaft timing. sure enough, scan data shows 129 degrees. i can start car with cam sensor unplugged. test procedure directs me to the spool valv... Trouble codes: P0011
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1997 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L Freon VIN: 1J4FY29P6V
HELP Jeep Techs!!! Friend came in with the a/c not blowing cold and i recharged the system and put dye. Blew cold and the next day was empty. I checked for leaks and couldnt find any dye leaking. i recharged and more dye(lots of dye). System empty in one day a...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDBCA24E8M
how to extract codes, i do not have a factory Bosch tester. it doesn't start on first try. other than issues listed above , runs fine.
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2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L pass lock security system VIN: 1G2NF52T11
It's 2000 Pontiac Grand Am. It has a (factory)passlock security system, every now and again the car dosn't start. when they shut the car off to run into the store, and come back to start it again (The fuel or spark is disabled) and the security light comes on....
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1995 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L Compressor VIN: JF1GF6359S
First THANK YOU in advance! The AC problems with this vehicle have been present for years. When you first turn on the AC it would work perfectly but after about a half hour of driving the compressor clutch would begin to disengage and the AC would stop working...
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2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Valve Adjust VIN: 1NXBR12E51
This vehicle came in, replaced t-stat, hoses and O2.. This car was purchased new by this customer and he has always taken it to the dealer and has done whatever repairs were recommended. I questioned him on the valve adjustment and when it was done last. He sa...
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2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L ex. block VIN: 4T1BF28BO1
car came in, no cold air , low side 56-60 high side 160-170, we haved replaced everything but the evap. car does have auto climate control, has code for daylite sensor on both sides. all blend doors and actuators pass test. ac will blow 46 deg air on first sta...
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1994 BMW 318is 1.8L Heater or A/C fan motor not working VIN: WBABE5325R
Hello All Thank you all for the replies, like most of you say when all the component are taking off to get to the Fan cut off one of The passenger Fan and remove remove the rest of the fan assy, which was not a easy task for me, maybe i'm getting old, ...
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2003 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L mode door VIN: 1G4CU54133
Thanks for your help! I am sorry to be late closing this fix. My customer left the day I repaired the vehicle and only returned from a vacation this week. The battery reset did no good, the mode door controller still intermitently went low and blew air through...
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1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1GCEC14W9W
The customer ran fuel inj. cleaner and it fixed it. I took a fuel sample and it had water in it. Thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple Missfire).
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Engine VIN: 1GNDS13S12
The customer did not approve service at this time and I saw no need to keep this help request open any longer wasting our time,,I think the information all of you provided is and was very helpful... Thank You to all that helped…
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2002 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Unknown VIN: 1GCDL19X32
took a while to get the van back and confirm, it was the equalizer (wonder why they call it that) finally all good, replies included everything we had done. check rear brake shoes and wheel cylinders, check all brake hoses for restrictions, check front end, ch...
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2003 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WH52K23
Sorry for the late post, we had a very busy may and it slipped through the cracks. I always post the fix at the last minute so that I can be sure it is a valuable and accurate asset to our archives. We replaced the intake, cat and maf sensor even though we c...
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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, No power VIN: 1G1JC52F24
OK, so here is the fix. We wound up getting there eventually...When we took the timing cover off we found a broken chain guide. So since we were working on a budget we decided to replace the guides only and call it a day. What a joke trying to figure out wh... Trouble codes: P0172 (Rich exhaust).
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1999 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.8L stays running VIN: 1C4GP64L7X
Customer came and test drove vehicle and decided they did not want to invest anymore time or money into the vehicle thank you to all who replied. After the vehicle was test driven the problem went away. We don't really know what was wrong with it but we have...
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1996 Dodge Dakota 3.9L high idle VIN: 1B7FL26X6T
Well, had 2 really good replies, one said could have be electrical frequency fron a/c coil. Didn't rule that out until I check all the wiring and it was all still original and in correct place. Second reply was from Matthew from Illinois. He said check voltage...
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2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L alternator VIN: 1B3ES46C2Y
thank you all for the help on this vehicle i did replace the alt and belt with a different rebuilder and problem solved thank you every one.
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1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L brakes VIN: JHMEH9590S
THIS VEHICLE STILL WOULD NOT THROW A CODE USING THE CORRECT BLUE PLUG(2 WIRE).SO,I TESTED EACH SENSOR INDIVIDUALLY WITH THE ALERT SETTING ACTIVATE ON FLUKE TESTER.THE LEFT REAR SENSOR MADE NO SOUND WHEN I SPUN THE WHEEL.REPLACED THE SENSOR,AND NO MORE ABS LIGH...
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L oil pan gasket VIN: SAJEA51D93
This one is done. Many thanks to Stanley from Fl, he was right on. Using the reply from him and a previous post reply he did on a 3.0L we were able to accomplish this one in good time. I did not need any special tools and no other parts were needed. Thanks aga...
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1997 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L No Start VIN: 41WA378214
finally a fix special thanks to slawomir, larry, jason, Al, Walt, for your help,.. all of you were right about reprograming the becm . when I took this car to work on I knew it was achallange because is the first time i do diagnosis ona range rover ...I was...
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1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G6X
All of the replies referred to this engine is prone to sludging. The vaiable timing mechanism can become stuck with sludge and I was told there is a screen in the cylinder head that clogs cause codes to set. I was not allowed to follow through with the repai... Trouble codes: P1349 (Left Variable Valve Timing malfunction.).
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2000 Lexus GS400 4.0L lock up chatter at 60mph cruise VIN: JT8BH68X8Y
After using a 1005 bulb which had a enough olm to give me what i wanted solonoid move up and down, so we decide to do rebuilt transmission.
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L slave cyl. VIN: WMWRC334X3
WE GOT SOME NICE REPLIES ON THIS ONE. ONE WAS TO LOWER THE ENGINE AND TRANS WITH THE SUBFRAME TO THE FLOOR THEN SEPERATE THE TWO FOR REPLACING THE CLUTCH. THE SECOND WAS TO HANG THE ENGINE WITH A SUPPORT AND REMOVE THE TRANS BY ITSELF. WE CHOSSE A SLIGHTLY DI...
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11E25
Thanks to everyone on thier help on this. I turned out to be a bad crank sensor (oem) replaced it and have had no problems again. Trouble codes: P0335.
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1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.1L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G3WS54T5M
thanks for all the great help . this is my first time using iatn and it was great. i checked the injectors 1 was 2.3 ohms and 1 was 8.3 . i changed them and the car runs great . coustmer is happy and so am i duane alamo auto repair Trouble codes: 35 (i a c).
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1997 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L transmission VIN: 1GHDT13W1V
thanks for all the help on this one, sadly the customer declined any furthur diagnostics on this vehicle even though we told him we would check it out and fix it no charge. no fix at this time.
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2001 Pontiac Montana 3.4L power windows VIN: 1GMDX03E01
The vehicle is repaired. Found the that the Body Control Module not grounding the rap relay. Found the relay up in the right corner of the dash by the bcm. Replaced the bcm yesterday and all is well. Thanks to everyone that emailed me with info and help. You g...
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2003 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L radio VIN: 1G2JB12F23
Thanks everyone for the help, we had to bring the car to the dealer ,all is good now ,dealer did not charge us to reset it , we bought the car there.
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1984 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy
Thank you for all of your replies. What I found was that the O2 sensor connector had been replaced. The wire coming to the sensor is a ground shielded wire. When the connector was replaced someone splice the ground shield wire along with the 4.5V ref wire to t...
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2003 Volvo V70 2.4L SRS warning VIN: YV1SW61TX3
We have come to the conclusion that we are dealing with a situation similar to the ABS module issues, (where there is really no problem, with the components but broken joints in the module itself) but the DIM itself is faulty. It also could be corrupted softwa...
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