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1992 Audi 100 CS 2.8L electric windows VIN: WAUDJ54A7N
customer complant no crank just klicks .Found very low battery.Charged and started. As we did a start charge test the windows all went up about 3in. at a time till all the way up and the window control unit was buzzing on and off causing big time draw.If I pul...
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2006 Audi A4 2.0L Surge VIN: WAUKF78E06
the car came to me with a complaint of misfire. the car hade misfire code for #2 cyl. replaced aftermarket plugs with oe and replaced all four coils. that took care of the miss. tires were cupping badly and right rear wheel bearing was noisy so they were repla...
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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L Assisted stability control VIN: WBAGJ8322V
We have recently replaed the front timing cover gasket, along with that the intake manifold gaskets and valve cover gaskets. Since the repair the ASC light has come on. We are aware that the harness does run through that area and we have not seen any pinched o...
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1995 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L unknown VIN: 1G4CU5219S
Loud Extreme pop noise occurs at random usually only once each time vehicle is driven and parked a few hours -- sounds like a small rock hitting winshield. May be plastic of dash ? some item in dash ? Prefer Buick tech responce or someone who has fixed one for...
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1966 Cadillac CoupeDeVille 429CID Auto Climate Control
Come on you OLD Cadi experts help me out PLEASE!!!
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1998 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6L Car runs great VIN: 1G6ET1291W
This Caddy has me on my last nerve, I got a continuing PO440 code. Smoked engine, lines to tank and both purge and vent valves. I have Vaccum in the port and activated it with my scanner to verify they are working. I'm at a lost right now. Trouble codes: P0440
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2003 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L ecm/icm VIN: 1G6KD54Y93
please help !!! car was towed in from another shop where it was for thee weeks .car stalled and would not restart . they said they replaced a wiring harness and a fuel pump and thats all the info. that i have on that repair...the car will crank i have fuel pre...
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1993 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban Silverado 5.7L Hesitation VIN: 1GNFK16K3P
Customer brought this truck in, it has no power at all, can't get out of third gear, won't rev up very well. Undriveable. I unplugged the EGR control solenoid and the truck seems to drive fine, i;ve searched and found people saying to replace both EGR valve ...
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1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1GNCT18W4S
Hi GM techs, I really need you assistance on this one. I purchased this Blazer as a partially completed repair. The original 4.3 was missing and a 1994 4.3 was bolted in place. The prior owner indicated that the 1994 engine was not compatible as it was not equ...
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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Misfire
I have a 1997 chev blazer that will not fire on all cyl. It has anew ign. switch, plugs, a new fuel filter, new cap and rotor. A NEW GRK SENSOR AND CAM SENSOR installed by some one else.
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1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Indianapolis 500 Pace Car 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Stall VIN: 2G1WX12K6X
vehicle starts and runs fine for about 15 min. afterwards the vehicle bellows out black smoke out the tail pipes. scanned car, vehicle has no codes. during warm up all scan data o.k. ect, switch's from open loop to closed loop, o2's switching rich\lean, map an...
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2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L no crank VIN: 2G1WX15K31
the body module numbler is [...]. it's lower than the new numbler of update. if you turn the key to crank. all the dash light go blank only service engine soon light on. if you release the key. it's dash light normal again. also found the battery terminal c...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L gauges,radio,windows VIN: 2GCEK19T04
trying to figure out this system. dead ringer i thought for a bad ignition switch. start truck - fine. all gauges radio and windows inop. turn key slightly foward everything works fine. let go it stays that way for a second then the gauges fall out radio stops...
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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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2006 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L Driver Seat Pretensioner VIN: 2A4CP44R26
This van has not been wrecked, but the air bag light is on. It says "Driver seat pretensioner shorted", and when I disconnect the pretensioner yellow air bag connector (on the seat belt retractor), the error message on the DRB 3 changes from "Driver seat pre t...
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1994 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L No Start VIN: 1B4GH54LXR
I have this 1994 Dodge Grand Caravan with 3.8L engine, wont' start.We checked fuel pressure,it's 50 psi, i have spark on one coil pack wire, the other 2 wires get primary signal then they cut off, i checked injector pulse & it has a pulse then it shuts off.We ...
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1998 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L engine VIN: 2B3HD56J8W
i have a interpid that came from another shop.story goes it overheated possible to the point it shut off and so motor was pulled and rebuilt ,heads pressure tested and machined.block was checked and so on.since engine put in it overheats--since this is a frien...
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2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GL22X2Y
I have a dodge dakota with a 3.9l it has a cylinder #6 misfire. We have checked for vacumm leaks, checked and switched spark plugs, injectors, and swapped plug wires. Also have removed the valve cover and checked the valve springs and checked for a cracked spr... Trouble codes: P0306
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1993 Eagle Vision TSi 3.5L Starting VIN: 2E3ED66F3P
the customer turned off the car and then it wouldn't start. When you disconnect the battery you have power at the body where you should have ground. This vehicle has a short somewhere any help would be greatly appriciated.
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1991 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L piston rods VIN: 1FMDU34X4M
hey guys, i need some help with a dispute with the machine shop. im rebuilding the motor on my son's explorer. had to cut the cylinders due to excessive wear so at the same time i had the machine shop install the new pistons on my old rods. when i got them bac...
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1995 Ford F-150 Special 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, loads up VIN: 1FTEX15N4P
he guys got a good one 95 f150 hard to start when u get it started u have to keep rpms past 2000 or it will die.it loads up very bad and misses.ive checked fuel,injectors,changed map sensor,colant sensor,iat,egr,cut pipes,so no stopped up converters,changed pc...
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1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMDA5149S
Thank you in advance to those who reply. I have a 1995 ford windstar van with a 3.8l v6. It has a VERY intermittent cranks but won't start problem. I have been trying for most of this morning trying to get it not to start. I was able to get it to not start 1 t...
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L erratic shifts VIN: 1FALP52U4V
Hi Folks, Auto trans works fine for upshifts through 65 mph. It downshifts harshly, and when it shifts into first as it comes to a stop, a noticeable clunk occurs (2 mph). If the car stays below about 35 mph it shifts normal both ways except the harsh downshif...
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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMPU18L6W
Hi Guys, I can't believe i'm using a help request for a truck that is skipping, but here goes. Truck came in with a skip, cyl#4. Coil and plug had been replaced recently by owner, (one of our wrecker drivers). Checked and found terminals in the pigtail for #4 ...
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1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FDXF46S0X
original complaint- truck stumbles and wants to stall, check engine light on. see codes above. company vehicle that may have been messed with. confirmed complaint, but after running for about four minutes seems to straighten out and run better, but still has a... Trouble codes: P0500, P0750, P0102, P0113
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2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMYUO3191
Customer complained of poor idle when starting. The idle has a slight surge for 30 seconds to 1 minute after starting when cold only. After a minute or so it idles fine. The idle ranged from 650 to 2500 RPM.Cleaned the throttle body & the ISC motor. Its much b...
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2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP34342
Hello all. Well I have this car that is driving me crazy. The customer states that the car will not start after sitting in the sun on a hot day. She also states she can drive 2 or 200 miles to the beach or grocery store etc. shut it off and it will start right...
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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FTWW31P95
any suggestions would be appreciated. thank you robert Trouble codes: P0671 (glow plug inop), P0673 (glow plug inop), P0676 (glow plug inop)
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2001 GMC C-Series Topkick C7H042 8.1L Misfire VIN: 1GDJ7H1E31
this truck has a misfire on cyl #7, worse when hot. it has spark,good fuel pressure, good compression.swapped coils to different cylinders and plugs. changed intake gasket. pulling hair out. no codes.
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2003 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L Steering VIN: 1GKEC13T93
this yukon has a power steering problem only when moving very slow or not moving at all; the power steering works normal when turning to the left, but it binds up when turing to the right. it makes a hissing noise while it is binding up which sounds like a vac...
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1992 Honda Civic CX 1.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2HGEH2344N
Vehicle came in, failed CO at 1.2 ( max .48) at 25mph. I checked computer data and found that It stays open loop all the time. O2 sensor data indicates rich condition- .800mv to .900mv all the time. It goes to .300mv when accelerating. This vehicle has no EGR ...
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1996 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L Hesitation VIN: JHMBB2155T
used engine installed, all sensors/switches etc. transferred from original motor, new timing belt, clutch etc. complaint is an "intermittent" no throttle response at 60/65 mph for 1/2 seconds, then good acceleration. no backfires etc. tech drove it, and once, ...
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1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Surge VIN: 1HGEJ864XX
This vehicle here is giving us problems. Customer just brought vehicle as is, with aftermarket intake, exhaust, and a v tec controller. Vehicle came in with a burnt valve in cylinder 1. We performed valve job on vehicle. Vehicle now running well only problem i...
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2002 Infiniti I35 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: NXBER37923
car came in for routine spark plug change. went fine and car ran great. left and came back a couple days later with a idle speed error. any tricks to relearn idle or is a dealer scan tool needed. smoke the the intake and did not find any leaks. Trouble codes: P0507
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2005 Infiniti FX35 3.5L No Start VIN: JNRASO8U15
Hey fellas, lookin for a little help here thanx in advance. Got a 05 infiniti FX35 that doesn't start no codes(except the evap code) fuel press. good and spark good. It feels as if the engine is cross firing our out of time... kinda of spits and sputters when ... Trouble codes: P0451 (evap press sensor)
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2000 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L CV Half-Shafts VIN: JACDJ58X7Y
I want to replace the axles all the way up to the inner-cup housing. Want to leave the inner CV joint housing because C-clip removal requires IFS third member removal and disassembly. The factory axles have six ball bearings on the inner end of the shaft and a...
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1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L overdrive VIN: 1J4GZ58S3R
it was doing fine until it was parked for about 9 months i drove it and notice the overdrive gear was not working at all until i let off the gas around 55 and thin it would go into that last gear but also will come right back out with just very little pedel.al...
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L ride disturbance VIN: 1J4GZ58S0T
Vehicle shakes VIOLENTLY at and above 40MPH, especially after hitting a bump. You have to stop the vehicle completely to get the shake to go-away. Customer went to another shop for fix, they replaced the trac bar,trailing-arm bushings, rotated tires, front bra...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L abs VIN: JT6HF10U4X
A thorough brake job was done on this vehicle. The sliders were frozen and cleaned and replaced as necessary. Front drive axles were visually checked for known cracks or ring movement.Looks ok. Brake pedal is good. High speed stops are without issue, no abnorm...
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2005 Lexus IS300 3.0L engine block VIN: JTHBD12975
This car was in a accident and for some unknown reason the timing belt jumped and bent the valves. We removed the cylinder head and had it repaired (new valves, pressure test and mill). Straight edge the block and we are seeing one spot that measures between ....
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA51E3N
Hey MB gurus i need some help on 1992 500sel.The car is going into limp home mode and when i scan it i get code number 10 for the throttle body and code 22 for a 02 sensor.Im suspecting the throttle body is bad but i am also concerned with the wiring harness a... Trouble codes: 10 (22 -), 22
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJH82J0Y
customer come in with check light on P0400. The customer would come back week or later after we replaced parts with same code. We replaced egr valve,egr pipe,solenoid,evap canister and purge valve. Any ideas on a fix??? Trouble codes: P0400
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2003 Mercedes-Benz S500 4Matic 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBNG84J53
This vehicle towed-in by customer for no start. The initial complaint was that A/C control panel's not working properly and dead battery after seating for a week or two. Recharged battery but no start with engine cranks o.k. Found list of faults on various con... Trouble codes: P1999 (Fuel tank level sensor), P2310, C1200, C1011 (Voltage supply for ASR/ETS/ESP hydraulic unitA7/3 short/open circuit), C1035 (Fault in CAN communication with N80 Jacket tube module), P1925 (Drive authorization has been refused by control module N15/5 electronic selector lever module)
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1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L fuel VIN: 1ZWFT61L2X
checked for no start found no power to fuse 14 15a that powers inertia switch suspect pcm? has anyon ran into this before???checked all conections under junction box found no broken wires if i ground relay it sends power to fuse and inertia
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2001 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4MEZV14T31
originally thought of vacuum leak,removed intake and replaced gaskets,no help,studied iatn data base and decided to replace iac motor,similar to some ford problem cars,no help,fuel trim is showing a little rich,not lean like a vacuum leak,replaced pcv,then rem...
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1999 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L radio and obd monitors VIN: 4A3AA46G8X
Hello all, and thanks in advance to everyone who takes the time to read this. I have this galant that wont pass emissions cause the obd monitors get erased everytime the vehicle is turned off. All the radio stations and the clock on the radio get reset also. A...
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1993 Nissan D21 2.4L lifter VIN: 1N6SD16Y6P
Customer complains of lifter noise. This noise occured when he was pulling into town after driving for over two hours. When I picked it up cold, one lifter was very noisy. After a short drive on the highway, the noise was greatly reduced. I pulled the valve co...
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1999 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on, P0134
CEL on,P0134 in memory. Engine purr's like a kitten and runs good.complete tune up performed. Intake smoked for leaks and none found. engine temp normal and no exhaust leaks. cleared code,replaced front O2 (non nissan) and test drove. CEL back on and P0134 cam... Trouble codes: P0134 (No activaty B1S1)
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2003 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L No Start VIN: JN8AZO8T63
car blows 15 amp fuelpump fuse in underhood fusebox intermittantly doesnt die while driving just during startup
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2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on, LIMP IN MODE VIN: 1N4BA41E64
in my initial diag i noticed excessive silicone on timing cover,i then proceeded with and oil flush and manual cleaning of the intake valve solenoids. i found at this time the b2 solenoid plunger is not actuating. i replaced the solenoid and took for a test dr... Trouble codes: P0345, P0021
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2006 Nissan Xterra X 4.0L hvac VIN: 5N1AN08W46
This beast is a first for me - the a/c compressor will only engage on fan speed 1, max air. there is now blower at this speed setting but the compressor engages. If fan speed is turned to 2-3-4 the indicator lights on the a/c and recirculate buttons go out and...
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1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G3NL12E6X
Hey all, have this Alero in the shop. Customers concern is the vehicle intermittantly starts hard and stalls on startup. I could not duplicate in the shop. Looking at the long term fuel trim, it is running rich. Replaced leaky fuel pressure regulator a while a...
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2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L Cuts out, hard start VIN: 1G3WS52HXY
While driving vehicle,whether warm or cold she will flash the service engine light a couple of times and then lose power completly.no dash lights will stay on,like i lose all power.but the radio still retain power.i then will try to start vehicle with multiple... Trouble codes: U1064, P1626
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1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Wiper system VIN: 1P4GP54L4T
This is a long one, thanks for taking the time to read it - my personal vehicle, and I've got issues, and to make it more interesting, I'm 1000 miles from home. Problem started out a few years ago with the wipers stopping at the top of their travel, 90 degree...
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1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Aborts Emission Test VIN: YS3ED48E6X
Customer brought vehicle to us stating that it failed the local emmision test but did not say why it failed. We took it down to the station that we use to attempt a test and found that the test equipment would not hold the RPM signal and the test would abort f...
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2004 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.0L starter VIN: YS3FH46Y84
I hope someone can help me on this one. I have a customer, She changed her battery because it was cranking slow, then started clicking. After changing the battery the car won't crank. She's a fairly smart young lady and is sure she didn't cross the terminals o...
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2001 Saturn L200 2.2L a/c clutch
LAST MONTH VEHICLE CAME IN WITH A/C INOP. hAD BAD A/C SWITCH , REPLACE HAD POWER TO CLUTCH, NO ENGAGEMENT. RETURNED MONTH LATER AGAIN A/C INOP. POWER TO CLUTCH NO CONTINUITY CLUTCH HAD GONE BAD. TODAY REPLACED COMPRESSOR UNDER WARRANTY RECHARGED RAN FINE AND A...
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1995 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 1.6L alarm VIN: 2S3TD03V9S
Working on 95 Suzuki Sidekick alarm system on .Remode control could'nt stop the alarm .Disconnected the battery , remode control worked ,reconnected the battery .The vehecle wont cranks .Any suggestion . ThankS. DUC [...]
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1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAUN61C6S
Toyota techs please help! I see no reason for this code to set, yet it does. Truck drives out good jus keeps setting this code. Trouble codes: P0336 (crankshaft position sensor)
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2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: JTEHF21A02
Car towed in / no start - no fuel pressure tested wires and all fuses and relays. replaced feul pump, that problem fixed. Still no start. inspected coils / was miss firing on #3 and #6 swapped #6 coil no change. but the # 3 coil was not bolted down and bottom ...
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2004 Audi S4 4.2L Cooling Systems VIN: WAUPL68E05
Well this one is fixed. After pulling motor and disassembling everything. (Yes, everything.) You only have to pull 1 of the 4 timing chains on the back of the motor. There are at least 25 seals on the lower half or this engine. My problem turned out to be a...
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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Starting VIN: WAUDT74F65
Well this one never showed a distinct problem to persue. The fuel pressure is on the low side. I replaced the fuel filter and flow and pressure got a little better and so did the starting. But it still has random starting issues. It will always start it is...
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1991 Cadillac Allante 4.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G6VS3381N
Well, this vehicle is not fixed and where this is going remains to be seen. Most responses were for the timing chain and with the info Mitchell had on valve timing specs it appeared to be correct. However upon removing the timing cover I found the timing marks...
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1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Control Head VIN: 1G6CD53B0P
Thanks for the help guys found the fuel data center shorted knocking out 16v out from bcm , again thanks for the help
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L axle shaft VIN: 1GCHK23671
Thank You very much to all that replied. I had already used wedges (pry-bars centered on either side) & reseated the shaft. I tried rotating & centering the shaft, hoping the ring would re-center. The unit is a 9.25". After receiving all your replies, I g...
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2003 Chrysler Voyager LX 2.4L abs ecu VIN: 713Y543813
Thanks for the advice. Discussed with the vehicle owner who agreed to replace the offside front wheel speed sensor. Vehicle taken for a test drive with the AD200 handset plugged in - good live data from all four sensors but unable to erase the DTC's so doubts ...
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2B6HB11X8X
the valove springs helped running condition slightly but customer did not want to spend anymore more money on this old van i think it had sunken valve seats but do not know for sure but thanks for all the repalies. Trouble codes: P0305 (missfire 5 cylinder).
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2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7KF23661
The Injection pumps on these units have an internal engine stop solenoid spring loaded to the engine stop position and elecrically drawn to the run position. This explans the wait time to get it to engage. Intermittent open curcuit when warm or hot. Replace th...
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2005 Dodge Magnum SE 2.7L fuel gauge,blower moter VIN: 2D4FV48TX5
sorrie it took so long i wanted to make sure this one was fixed,well it end up beeing a ingition switch,removed and replaced it car has been gone for 4 days runs fine thanks to the 2 replies i got put me on the trail to fixing the problem.
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2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck ST 5.9L clutch VIN: 3D7MX48C47
Replaced aftermarket clutch (warranty) - no problems after that. Thanks to all those that replied.
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2007 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L Stall VIN: 2B3KA443H9
VEHICLE WENT TO DEALER. THEY REPLACED FRONT CONTROL MODULE. UPDATED CCN FOR POLICE PACKAGE. REPLACED SPARK PLUGS WITH COPPER PLUGS. (WE HAD INSTALLED PLATINUM PLUGS)THEY TOLD US THAT THE PLUGS WHERE THE CAUSE OF CODE FOR ASD RELAY AND STALL PROBLEM. VEHICLE HA... Trouble codes: P0688 (Voltage low from asd relay.).
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1989 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L No Start VIN: 1FMCU12T1K
Thanks guys for all the help! It turns out this bronco II has only one fuel pump. The pump I was sold twice looked to be the same one it had in it however, it was a lift pump for the model that has a 2 pump system. What was throwing me off was with a cycled...
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1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start VIN: 1FMDU34X8P
Guys once again for all your help with this little buger. we finally got this one fixed. The computer we were given by the customer was not the correct computer. We got the new computer and it fixed the adaptive fuel but still wouldn't start had the inject...
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1994 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L transfer case VIN: 1FMEU15H4R
Well we got this one fixed,It took alot of hours and headaches. First I want to thank the people that replied, one offered schematics, and two suggested to make sure transfer case was mechanicly sound, shifting manualy everything fine. We even had a donor tru...
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2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FMZU77E22
Truck had loss of oil pressure to tensioner for left cylinder head and timing chain jumped . Cust declined repairs and traded truck in. thanks Trouble codes: B1359 (Ignition Run Assy Fault), P0500.
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTPW14564
Actually, I can't say that we've actually "fixed" this problem because the customer removed the vehicle from our lot and had the problem we disgnosed, repaired at another shop. I do thank all of you for your time regarding this problem. Most of you repli...
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1998 GMC Savana 2500 5.0L Misfire VIN: 1GTFG25M4W
Well the replies were split about 50/50. Half said no and intake gasket could not leak coolant down into the intake port of the head, and the other half said yes it could. There were suggestions to take the rocker arms loose and do a leak down test but being a... Trouble codes: P0300.
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1999 GMC C6500 7.4L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GDJ7H1D8X
I'm not exactly sure what fixed this one! After hours and hours of checking and testing and checking and testing we fixed it... I fixed many problems such as leaking fuel injectors, CKP, CMP, and the "distributor" gear worn. Tested many wires and for some reas... Trouble codes: P0336 (CMP Performance).
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2003 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDT13S73
Using a mirror i checked the wires at the fan clutch to find all the the wires to be broke in half. i rewired the plug and this fixed all my issues Trouble codes: P1221, P1271, P1481.
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2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: SAJJA42C7Y
This car was a bit of a stumper. I recieved 4 replies and considered the information in each one. I had previously made sure that the battery cables were secure, including the one on the troublesome engine bay stud. James from Georgia contacted me with a t... Trouble codes: P1260 (Security Input Malfunction from ECU), U2500 (CAN bus error from ABS controller), P1797 (CAN ECM token message missing from Trans controller).
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1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FF68S8X
Thanks for the help guys.I installed an extra ground from the kit chryler makes on the fuel tank sending unit ground wire,Put a new ecm in it and let it go.It seems to be working as I have not heard from the customer so far and in this case no news is good new... Trouble codes: 505 (idle air control fault), 462 (fuel auge voltage).
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2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L airbag VIN: 1J4GL58K02
I HAVE NOT FIXED YET NEEDED TO ORDER SENSOR FROM DEALER JEFF INFORMED ME THE THERE IS NO INTERNAL SENSORS ONLY EXTERNAL THEY ARE MOUNTED ON RAD SUPPORT TO THE RT AND LEFT OF RAD JEFF ALSO SAID TO CHECK FOR CORROSION ON SENSOR PLUGS NONE FOUND AND THAT ON 06 TO...
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L fuel guage VIN: 1J4GW48SX4
Well, guys. I am going to write this one off. The customer won't autherize any more work on the car. He is just going to go by the odometer. I had him take it to the dealer for a possible reflash, and they said that it was probably a dash prob. If he changes h...
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1998 Kia Sportage 2.0L engine idle VIN: KDNJA7239W
thanks to all who replied. we checked the connectors c123 and 124, they did not seem to be in a bind or "pulled" on from their routing location to the engine. we did attempt to clean and tighten them although they are hard to access and a better job could be...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Starter VIN: WDBLJ65G71
First I want to thank all that replied.Your tips were helpful.The problem turned out to be the starter.When I first got to Fla. the car started fine about 50 times.I had brought my car to a local shop to have a bent wheel taken care of and at the time everythi...
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1999 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 2MEFM74W5X
well thanks to everyone at iatn. i recieve alot good replies,when ahead and check compression at all cylinder and found all in bank 1 had no compression, also found the inertia switch wire splice ,cooling fan jump with power a bad maf sensor.the car is now hea... Trouble codes: P0354 (ignition coil secondary circuit malfuction).
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Steering angle sensor VIN: WMWRC334X3
Thank you for the help. From the replies yes this can be relearned by BMW. (if they want to) Our local dealer did not want to. With correct software Autologic, Baum, Launch or J2534 tools can do this. In this case the customer was going to be very close to ...
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1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3BM64JXP
I got this vehicle running again. The main problem was the 5 volt reference for the cam position sensor was shorted to ground. I cut this wire at the sensor and the ecm. I then ran a jumper wire from the ecm to the cam sensor and the vehicle started up imme... Trouble codes: 23 (Cam position sensor circuit).
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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 5N1ED28Y3Y
thanks for all the repylies. Many suggested pull the intake off and checking for leak. 3.3 have an opening valley and after smoke testing and finding no leaks I decided to check timimg once again. Found my timing to be off at the crankshaft gear. There sho...
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2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 3N1CB51D12
as most of you suggested,replaced the mass air flow sensor helped the vehicle run alot better.the sensor 1 bank 1 readings now start at 2500mv. had another 1.8 sentra to try the pcm. all readings normal, also have a fault in the pcm. thanks for all your help.
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2001 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L Temperature gauge VIN: 1GHDT13W61
The Bravada is cured. First I need to say that we had already informed the customer about the coolant seepage and she was already scheduled for the repair next week. The gauge problem turned out to be a bad connection at the pcm. I started doing a wiggle test ...
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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L low coolant light VIN: 1G2WP52K62
THANKS FOR THE REPLIES. THIS WAS A PRETTY SIMPLE FIX AND I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN. TWO AFTER MARKET SENSORS THAT GO IN THE RAD WERE NG. LIGHT WOULD COME ON AFTER ONE DAY. PUT OE (GM) IN AND PROBLEM IS FIXED AS I FOLLOWED UP WITH CUST AND LIGHT IS OUT 2 WEEKS LATER....
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2003 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Misfire VIN: WPOCA29815
Hi. This Boxster is not yet fixed, but will be soon. The camshaft has worn thru an intake lifter on cylinder #3. There is no slugde or other issues in this engine. The other lifters look good as do the other cam lobes. It is VERY clean inside. The compression ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0303.
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2002 Saturn SL2 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1G8ZK52732
Thanks to all replies. unfortunatley some of our posting was inaccurate. our Saturn was ok until hot then experienced a major tip in only at idle. part throttle and acceleration was normal as was all other performance. lucky we prodded around in the archives a...
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2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF13C01
Thank you all of you who replied.First the p0140 should rear p0141.Both air/fuel ratio sensor heaters were bad .Resistance check showed them open.The rear o2 heater was bad open on resistance test.Replaced both air/fuel sensors and rear o2 and light is off. Trouble codes: P1135, P1155, P0140.
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2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Battery Light VIN: 2T1BR32L94
Hi again, sorry for the delay, but I needed to verify the fix. All good suggestions, unfortunatly most I had tried or researched already. Robert from Indiania sent me on the correct path with connector EA1 in the power distribution center. However during testi...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L no blower VIN: 3VWCA21C6X
Ok Techs first let me start off by saying Thank You to all of those who offered their time on this bug. Especially Don [...]...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L engine running hot VIN: WVWMD63B8X
i would like to thank everyone who responded to this help request.it turned out that my problem was the thermostat.it did not act like a typical thermostat problem.but i took this thing apart and boiled the thermostat on the stove and it did not open.again tha...
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1997 Volvo 850 2.4L odometer not working VIN: YV1LS548V1
Special thanks to Michael and Richard of NY and James of Texas, all 3 hit the nail on the head. Evidently volvo takes such a long time to set the readiness monitors for state inspection that they are on a special list by the epa that exempts them from having t...
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L 4th and 5th gears VIN: YV1SZ58D61
Hi everyone, Sorry for the late closing of this post. We are still working on this car. We have two of them at the moment with similar problems, though the other one is a little worse. We are working with a place that we send these valve bodies to be repaired...
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