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2002 Acura TL 3.2L 1-2 Shift VIN: 19UUA56642
Okay, I took this vehicle for a drive for the first time a few weeks ago. After warming up, during hard accel from a stop, the tach would reach 4500RPM to 5500RPM and hit rev limiter with no upshift until I let up on the gas. The check engine lamp was on when ...
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1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L chassis VIN: 4USCJ3337W
When car is shifted into 1st gear car clanks. Sounds like the differential is touching the body of the car. It creates a banging noise. No free plate on differential, differential oil is ok, drive line u joints are in good condition, axle assembly looks good. ...
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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Interior VIN: WBAAL31060
Hi friends, i need to known how to reset the oil and service intervals on this E46 with the DIS bmw software or SSS software, i has been trying some to locate where i can reset but i dont find nothing, i open the instrument cluster module on the diagnostic too...
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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH8340Y
car came in with complant of white smoke after sitting for 2 days. i did a block test and it passed. he thinks it is injectors so he had me do a fuel injection service. he now came back with complaint of blue & white smoke after sitting at least 1 full day. i ... Trouble codes: P1174 (exceed long term limits), P1175 (exceed long term limits)
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2006 BMW 525xi 3.0L abs VIN: WBANF33526
We got this one in with the dash lite up like a christmas tree. The ABS, 4X4, DSC & brake lights are on. We used our X431 & found the R/Rear wheel sensor to be inop during a dynamic test. Replaced the sensor and cant shut off the lights. can it be done withX43...
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2001 Buick Century Limited 3.1L Odometer,shift indicator VIN: 2G4WY55J81
Hi Everyone and thanks in advance for the help. I bought this buick with the odometer and shift indicator not working. The rest of the cluster works fine but the digital part in the center of the dash wont light up. I checked all the related fuses and power su...
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L no start VIN: 3G5DB03EX2
car came in because it was dying after driving. could not get car to die at first. drove car 12 miles, turned off the car for about 5 mins and then started car. when put into reverse the car shut off and would not start back up. changed fuel pump relay, checke... Trouble codes: U1064
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1992 Chevrolet S10 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBCS10A7P
This is a Chevy s-10 2wd mail truck. Truck came in last week for running poor. The other tech changed the Fuel Pump due to low pressure, problem fixed. Truck came in today for running poor under load. Checked Fuel Pressure, found it to be good. Wasnt sure of i... Trouble codes: 44 (lean)
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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Soft Pedal VIN: 1GNEK13R3X
After reading the archives for the last hour I can't find an identical problem. After doing a front brake job the pedal almost went to the floor. I thought the pistons needed to move the pads to the rotor, but after pumping several times, the problem persists....
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2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L unwanted high idle VIN: 1GDJG331R5
I'm helping a buddy at another shop.This van/bus will sit a red light and then intermittently elevate idle so high driver has to use two feet to keep from crossing intersection!!!Driver has not put into neutral so don't know what that would do??They replaced i...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L axle shaft VIN: 1GCHK23671
The left front axle seal at the differential is leaking, more than is appropriate. I'm trying to replace the seal, but can not get the shaft to come out. Both Alldata & Shopkey say the shaft should pop out, like any front wheel drive. I've laid a pretty good w...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L battery draw VIN: 2GCEK13T94
how long is a system supposed to stay awake in power mode on tech 2
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2000 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L differential VIN: 1C4GT64LXY
I have a noisy rear differential, and it seems to have a bad left side carrier bearing. These units don't seem to be serviceable but has any one tried replacing any of the bearings and if so, where were you able to source the parts. I'm assuming I probably cou...
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2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L frame rusted VIN: 2C8GF68444
hello, this morning we pulled in a 04 chry. pacifica,for a brake job and found a huge rust hole in the right subframe rail (front) this car was bought new in town has never been in snow and never to a beach and runs about all interstate. the hole is the size o...
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2006 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L RKE (Key Fob) VIN: 2A4CP44R26
We just bought a used DRB 3 a while back, and have yet to learn how to use it throughly. I have successfully programmed keys, but not tried any Key fob-till today. I have tried 3 different ways to get to the RKE programming, and it goes through two screens-te...
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1997 Dodge Stratus 2.0L Odometer,Tach VIN: 1B3EJ46CXV
Hey everybody we got this 1997 Dodge Sratus in the shop and the digital odometer is inop along with the tach,we tried another instrument cluster from another same year Stratus that worked,and a body control module from the same that worked,all fuses are good,s...
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1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L engine VIN: 1B4HS28Z7X
fist time asking for help any ideas will be gratefully appreciated engine vibration from idle to about 1600 rpms in park/drive vibration can be felt on steering wheel/body goes away after 1600 rpms all cylinder are working no missfires
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0L Lacks Power VIN: 2B4GP2432Y
The vehicle has no power on acceleration and pops through the throttle body on heavy accel. The engine light is off, we checked for dtc's and found none in all systems. We checked for factory tsb's and found none related to are condition. At idle the engine r...
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B4GP45391
All right chrysler guys could use some direction.about a week ago this van came in customer said that van overheated and now wont start.so pulled it in sure nough no start.found that we had no spark.checked for cam signal and its there checked for crank and no... Trouble codes: P0123, P0118, P0509, P1598
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L compression
I have a 03 Ram 1500 with a 4.7l. It stalled out and will not start. The compression reads 20-40 PSI across the board. The cams seem to be in time with the crank. Spark is good, fuel is good and pulsing. I put oil in the cylinders before another compression te...
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2007 Dodge SPRINTER3500 3.0L sir light VIN: WDOPF44575
this vehicle came into my shop with the air bag light on in the instrument cluster. the code recovered is 9380.center seat belt circuit open. their was no center seat. two deluxe pedistal seats with a 4 inch height adjuster.the code checked is [was] a hard cod...
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1989 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L No Start VIN: 1FMCU12T1K
customer has had this bronco for 10 years. 2 years ago it wouldn't start after sitting for a while so i checked it out and fuel pump was toast. i threw one in and it ran great so i did brakes and other stuff to make it road worthy. now 2 years later same thing...
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1994 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L fuel tank VIN: 2FTHF26HXR
this truck is equiped with dual tanks. tanks were both rusted and front one has a bad fuel pump. i replaced rear tank and installed new pump sending unit tank straps. A few days later the truk came back with the front tank overfilling with gas.
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1994 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.8L Cuts out VIN: 1FBJS31H1R
The problem with this one is that it cuts out at low rpm. It only cuts out for a split second which causes it to buck or jerk in od. It is also noticable at idle. I believe the key to the problem is that it does not stay in closed loop and vref goes from 5 vol...
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1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 2FTEF15Y9T
Another fun project, This truck stalls and will refire some times and not other times, also customer states after it has sat for a couple of hours it won't start, we have ran the truck for hours on end, and also drove the truck only to have it not start one ti...
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FTDX1761V
I just overhauled this unit. Cust. had it for three days. First engagement to drive in the morning the the thing will engage fine till you lightly hit the accelerator. Then will neutral and reengage several times. Can pull down to manual low and problem disapp...
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1998 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Hesitation VIN: 2FAFP71WXW
Car came in overheated with only overheated codes, found inop radiator electric fan. Changed the fan motor and now fan "On" at 216 degrees and "Off" at 198 degrees. Car idles good and no more overheating but when shifted into reverse or drive it stumbles and m...
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1999 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FDSS34F7X
Hello, Thank you for being the members of the iATN. ***. This help request is one that starts by my being asked to help resolve yet a stall and a No Start on a 2000 Model e-350 Ford Van. There - the engine stalled. Towed. And continues to be a no start - no... Trouble codes: P0232 (Fuel pump secondary Circuit High), P0603 (Keep Alive Memory code), P0541 (Intake Air Heater Circuit Low)
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2000 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDSS34F8Y
Hello, And My hat is off to you guys who service these Ford Trucks every day. They are not everyone's cup of tea. Work they are. ***. This is a tow/no start/no run. initially. Change engine oil. Renew the IDM - because the case was badly corroded and it is a...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FTNX20F41
Hey guys, I hope someone can help. I have a truck that had major transmission mechanical problems. A junk yard trans was installed (a whole other issue). Now the trans operates but won't upshift out of second. Scanned computer data, the trans range sensor says...
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2001 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L rear axel VIN: 1FAFP45X51
this message is for the ford technitions & i need your help. we tried too change the rear axel seal because it has been leaking, so we tried too get the axel out, too get the U clip, but we couldnt cause there is a piece of bracket inside the dif we could not ...
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2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L gem module VIN: 1FTYR10C61
Thanks in advance for taking the time to read this, some may check my sanity when done. This Ranger came in from another shop with no speedometer. Owner says vehicle was parked under a tree that was struck by lightning. After checking the sensor and wires. I p...
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L mil VIN: 1FAFP55U82
Getting code B2992 (Pretensioner circuit failure). I have a flashing code "33" on the MIL, also. I read in Alldata that I need to put in a jumper tool to check the air bag computer out...and it mentions a low resistance reading. I do not have the jumpers, and ...
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2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Cylinder Head VIN: 1FTPX12584
This 5.4 came in for a miss on 2 cylinders -Right Side first 2 cylinders. Broke of both plugs, got them out with the Lisle tool, but 2 new plugs didn't help. Worn camshaft causing the miss. Removed the head and have it at the machine shop. It seems that some p...
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 5.4L low power VIN: 1FTSW20565
hello guys and gals this is my first post so if i miss something let me know we have a 2005 ford f250 5.4 3 valve the vehicle is a glass company work truck customer complaint was vehicle lost power while driving down the road after driving vehicle best way to ...
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2005 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L compressor clutch VIN: 1FTPW1455F
all pressures good not getting a ground from pcm on pk/ye at a/c relay can ground that pin a clutch ingages also i can power the power side of diode and ingage clutch i can also ground pin 18 at the pcm and engage clutch i am not getting my ground out of the p...
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2006 Ford E-250 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24L06
wE HAVE A E250 5.4L FORD VAN. It has intermittently set codes for all 8 coils. couple times had codes for all 8 at once. It run bad until key turned off and a/c shuts off. Restart and runs ok. We have replaced all 8 plugs & coils with motorcraft parts. Still a...
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2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31A1Y
After above related work the MIL light returned and displayed the PO171 code. Researched database and recomendedto replace the air mass sensor and reprogram ECU as per ITSB01-029, A & C. Previously the Snap-on Solus displayed B1 and B2 A/F alpha figures of 100... Trouble codes: P0171
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2001 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJDA14C91
vehicle had dead battery this a.m.,AAA jumped and customer drove in. Replaced battery and now cranks but wont fire,any ideas,thanx for help,Mike Trouble codes: 171B, 174B
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1995 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4FJ28S2S
Does this distributor type system have the same sync waveform as later models where the cmp signal rises and falls squarely between the sets of 4 ckp pulses? If so, it is definitely out of sync. ALSO- Should the CKP sensor be positioned immediately after (4 d...
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2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GL48K13
hi guys i have this jeep liberty . with a p1391 code intermittent loos of cmp or ckp i change both sensors same code check wave form on scope look good . jeep runs good sometimes .and sometimes it misfire with code p1391 check power and ground ok .need some he...
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2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged 4.2L ride control VIN: SALSH23456
trouble codes on auto enginuity scan tool c1a03 left front height sensor.c1a20 pressure increases too slow when filling reservoir.c1a74 right left height sensor mechanism.checked blue connector behind left front wheel inner cover is ok. if jump pump with power...
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1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L inop VIN: JT8BF12GXT
power steering stops working "very intermittently" when warm while applying brakes.
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1998 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNFM81W2W
how do we get this to work!! took to stealer they said bad fpump! replaced pump w/ new. worked fine for while then would not start. then would light on dash part of thieft deturant Trouble codes: P1260 (theift)
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1997 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L engine VIN: 1YVGE22D1V
Thanks in advance to all! this 626 has a noise by the water pump like a stick in the spokes. It seems its by the #2 idler for the timing belt but it may be deeper? I'm hoping one of you Mazda techs have seen this before? I've run into timing belt issues before...
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1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L no com in mode 3 VIN: JM1BJ2226X
Customer goes to get car inspected but failes due to no comunication through data link conector.Have power and ground,can get data using Modius by entering on mfg side,year,make and modle can get data,codes and check moniters.Can also get data on globel obd2 b...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L pcv VIN: WDBEA32E7R
Complaint of oil leakage. Suspect PCV, ALLDATA says to remove engine air admission housing on lower engine block. After air admission is removed, clean housing. Is this the best way to service a blocked PCV system?
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1999 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEFM75W4X
car came back monday with mil on running fine. has code for gross leak p0455. ran evap test with vcm and passes cold, i can run the test up to 8 times and passes. once i drive it and it gets hot it fails part one of the evap test, the large or gross test. if i... Trouble codes: P0455 (evap gross leak)
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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 4A3AK54F0W
Hi; Changing out a mitsubishi eclipse AC Compressor (2.0 turbo engine). There is a lot of metal debris in the low pressure port of the compressor and the low pressure line. The High side port and line look free of debris, but I dont want to chance it. I think...
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1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1CA21D8W
Thanks in advance for your help. This is a friend's vehicle and it is really making me look like an a**. This maxima has had a looong life. almost 260K miles. Unfortunatley it stalls intermitantly. I have been unable to duplicate the problem but he states ...
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2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01D6Y
as i mentioned here before,this car came from the auction,the owner complain about no start sometimes,when is hot if you try to start she have to hold the gas pedal to set idle.before she came to my shop,she had the iac replaced twice,no success so so she came... Trouble codes: 0446 (evap vent valve problem)
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2001 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6DD21S21
truck is a base model 4 cyl. came in with a p0301, misfire #1 code. cust works for a parts house so he replaced all ignition components based on our inspection and recommendation. we erased the code. same code returned a short time later. we checked the comp- ... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire cyl 1)
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2005 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6AD07U85
Nissan Techs need some help. Truck was originally brought in at 44k with an internal engine problem that was caused by an aftermarket supercharger system. Engine was replaced with used unit and supercharger was removed.PCM had been modified for supercharger op... Trouble codes: P2135 (Throttle position sensor A/B correlation), P0420 (Catalyst Efficiency), P0430 (Catalyst efficiency)
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2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS 3.4L low coolant light VIN: 1GHDX03E2Y
Greetings IATN. I have this Oldsmobile silhouette van that has come in for low coolant light on. This winter, the customer had some friends bring the van into our shop for service before he got back from down south. When they brought it in, it had a coolant le...
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1995 Other European ESPRIT S4 2.8L srs VIN: SCCFD30C2S
I hope there are some Die Hard Brit Techs out there!! We got stuck trying to diagnose the SRS on this one. We have an old "TECH" "VETRONICS" scanner that actually works on this model...Shocked the daylights out of me. One glitch though...No cartridge for the S...
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1991 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 1G2FS2383M
This car has 4000 miles on it. Been garaged by original owner all these years. Here is the problem: Car starts fine cold and cleanly shuts down after 20 minutes or when temp reaches around 195F. At this point it has spark still, fuel pressure. It has no injec...
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1995 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.8L alternator VIN: 1GMDU06L1S
symptoms include surge at cruise, transmission jerk, guage fluctuation, blower motor and headlamp flair. there was also a history code for system voltage. testing results stated above. I am a unclear about the role of the pcm here. does the pcm simply turn on ...
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2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.2L water pump VIN: 1G2NE52F33
installed water pump using tool to hold gear ,no problem to install pump. engine now has a whining noise, we have exhausted all of our ideas as what caused the noise or what to do to locate it and repair it.anybody ever run into this problem and what to do to ...
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1992 Saturn SL 1.9L master cyl VIN: 1YVGE22C1R
car came in with no brakes . replaced calipers front brke hoses and rotors . rear wheel cyls and shoes and a front brake line . ( we have rust proublems here in michigan ) car is fine . coustmer live 50 miles away . after 30 miles or so on the highway brakes s...
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2009 Scion tC 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTKDE16769
New customer. Car came in with seized motor. Ran out of oil due to loose filter. Replaced with new short block and balance shafts.Code showed up just after car was returned to customer. Ohmed sensor and found it to be within specs. Lab scoped sensor and wave f... Trouble codes: P0335
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1998 Audi A8 3.7L Blower
Sorry it took so long to post a fix! Thomas from South Carolina nailed it, the customer took the car to the dealer (because I told him we normally don't work on German vehicles) and they told him he needed a blower control module. He didn't have them do the wo...
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2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Cooling fan VIN: 5UXFA53543
Thank you for the replies.The ground was good after the help from you all in finding it.Turns out the fan was bad as i suspected.Thanks again for the help.
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1995 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L dead injector VIN: 2G1FP22S0S
Well, everyone who replied seemed to agree - bad injector ruined pcm. Replaced injector and thankfully it hadn't had time to damaged the new pcm. So, to sum it up, the injector shorted, customer kept driving, shorted injector ruined driver in pcm, replacing ...
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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L anti theft VIN: 1G1JC1243T
AFTER ALL OF THE TIME LOST ON THIS VEHICLE WE PUT ORIGINAL CLUSTER BACK IN, REMOVED STANDARD IGNION CYLINDER, REPLACED WITH AN O.E. CYLINDER AND PRESTO STARTED AND STALLED THEN THE THEFT LIGHT FLASHED, 10 MINS LATER SHUT IT OFF AND RESTARTED THANKS FOR ALL SUG...
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1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 3G1JC5247X
Jeffery from New York---you are the man!!! Unplugged Alternative fuel control module behind drivers side headlamp and found lots of corrosion on connectors. Left it unplugged Car fired right up and ran great. Customer doesn't even use natural gas conversion...
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2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L ebcm VIN: 3GNEC16T71
Thank you for all the replies,Robert thank you for the information on the EBCM rebuilder.The problem was the EBCM,we replaced the module(didnt have too reprogram)Tested the vehicles ABS system,test drove(many miles)with no problems.The rebuilder was very infor...
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2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 2GIWH52KX3
Thanks to all once again! Great tips regarding passlock,and other common problems.I was reminded that the security light would flash if a passlock problem. Checked ignition switch wiring etc. Got back to basics and monitored fuel pressure as engine ran. Habit ...
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1994 Dodge Stealth 3.0L Stall VIN: JACAM44H1R
I spent 2 1/2 hours looking for this connector. removed the lower knee dash/pad and could not find it. I had another experienced technician come over and look and he couldn't find it. traced the wire loom from under the center console to the fuse box, no conne...
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1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1B4GP44G4X
Well I won't be able to fix this van becuase the customer doesn't want to spend any more money on it. This customer won't leave the van [...] enough for someone to really diagnosis it. I did receive some good tips however. A couple of you said it was the VSS se...
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2007 Dodge Charger SXT 3.5L head gasket? VIN: 2B3KA43G57
Well after seeing the posts on the oil cooler (which it has), I was convinced that the restriction was there. Instead of replacing it (enough parts have been thrown at it already to make me look foolish) I bypassed it with a flushing-t. No good, still boils ...
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1991 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.8L Transmission VIN: 1FDEE14H9M
First and foremost I must say thank you to everyone who replied. This is a great website for technical support. My transmission guy has my E4OD all built and ready to be installed. The front pump was seized, but all the other hard parts were ok. We did severa...
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L lock up VIN: 1FTDX1867V
i replaced the convertor and resealed the pump because it was leaking,no fix,bypassed the cooler,no fix,a rebuilt valve body was the cure,thanks to all that responded
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2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L unknown VIN: 1FMCU04172
The customer haas had this vehicle back a few weeks now and has not had any further vibration issues. I had a suggestion to check the axles for being centered like we do on Chrysler products. The vibration did remind me of that but I hadn't done an official ch...
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTPW14564
I removed the RH bank valve cover and found that the cam sensor reluctor on the cam phaser had broken which was the cause of my problems. I installed another new one which was different in design but the old part number (it has been updated) I think what happ... Trouble codes: P0340.
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1993 Honda Accord SE 2.2L pump motor VIN: JHMCB7681P
FOUND POOR CONNECTION IN FUSE BOX UNDER HOOD CLEANED CONTACTS CLEARED CODE DROVE AND HIT BRAKES ON GRAVEL AND ABS WORKS NO CODES NO LIGHT .
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDM45D81
I had 8 replies, all good information. Many thanks to David from California, Ty from Connecticut, Brown [...]. from Kentucky, Mark, also from Connecticut, Robert from Utah, Chris from British Columbia, Tim from Florida, Chris from New jersey, and Troy at the local... Trouble codes: P1440 (Evap. vent ckt. malfunction.).
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2003 Hyundai XG350 3.5L cruise control VIN: KMHFU45E63
It ended up being the cruise control module. I ended up getting some pinpoint tests from the dealer. Thanks for the replies.
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1995 Isuzu Trooper RS 3.2L Trans Shifting VIN: JACDJ58W1S
Customer had to use the vehicle so I haven't seen it back yet to ck the alternator that Neal suggested. This is the first time I didn't get at least a few replies regarding the problem. It must have been a real rare one if no one has seen this. Thanks anyway t...
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2006 Jeep Commander (Truck) 4.7L Broken exhaust manifold bolts VIN: 1J8HG48N36
Greg from California hit it on the head!!! I went a little further. I removed 9 plastic rivets, removed inner fender panel. Removed crossmember and dropped powertrain several inches so o2 sensor wiring could be disconnected and exhaust hedders dropped out and ...
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1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 1LNLM97V6T
Thank you to every one. The problem was using an aftermarket thermostat. I replaced it with a factory one and the vehicle is not over heating any more. The customer called today and said it is perfect.
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1998 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L cooling system
It turns out David and Raymond were right, the radiator fins were clogged with road debris. Lots of fuzz and dirt on the radiator! Temp now stays below 210, it took a very long time for it to go over 200 now that the radiator is clean. I kind of forgot abou...
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1973 Mercedes-Benz 450sl 4.5L No Start VIN: 1070441200
thanks to all replies found & tested transister ignition unit, it was the problem replaced unit it runs. thanks again randy
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L sam VIN: WDBNG75J4Y
Thanks for the replies. Richard and Robert both said I could force it to sleep with a SDS. If no response, replace and recode. Another reply told me how to isolate the bad module, which I had already done. In the end, the customer declined the repair. Some cus...
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK34Y4V
That vehicle looks for the cam signal then the crank signal. i verified by after by hooking and unhooking the sensors once i fixed the car. The problem was in the wireing harnes i found an open comon wire black with trace center wire in the cam sensor to the ...
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2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01D6Y
i found the problem,but the car has a lot of issues,there was a missing fuse that control the iac and other stuff,the reason for missing fuse was a short on the cannister vent valve.i replace the valve(the valve use the same fuse as the iac)fixed the wires but... Trouble codes: 0505 (iac/acc).
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2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3N1AB51D02
Reflashing the ECM at the dealer is what supposedly fixed this car. After extensive testing, it came down to a possible stretched timing chain or an ECM. Even though all replies were thoughtful and persuasive, I recemmended per John [...]'s advice, for the cust... Trouble codes: P0340.
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2005 Nissan Armada LE 5.6L Starting VIN: 5N1AA08B65
did some more diging and found that the ecm relay and the fog light relay that i switched, was not the ecm and fog light relays. i have no break down of locations of relays just of the fuses. but if you pull the back fuse panel, it pops right out, there is a r...
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2006 Nissan Altima SL 3.5L ride VIN: 1N4BL11D66
Thanks everyone, sorry took so long. Had customer drive several times. The fix was massive play in steering rack end bushings. Replaced steering rack assembly. Also had to balance tires. Most was cured by rack assembly. Was not a lot made on this job. I do sle...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L Power Steering Pump VIN: 1G2WR52171
I want to thank all that Replied. All where good ideas, and all checked ok. We ended up replacing the pump once again From a different manufator, and it was much quieter. If You listened closely you could hear the noise from inside the car But not from outside...
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2000 Saturn LS1 2.2L cam VIN: 1G8JU52F9Y
to all GM techs, yes an echo tech engine will fit into a 2000 saturn L series out of a 2006 chevy cobalt, you just need to change the intake cam so it will drive the power steering pump, u must also change the intake and exaust.
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2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L steering assist W/ speed sensor VIN: YV1TS90D61
Actualy I knew of this problem just did not remember it because symptoms where different. AIR IN SYSTEM!!! after two days of driving car is now fine. I assumed all air was gone because no noise was heard from system and no foam at resevior. Funny how ...
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