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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L fuel gauge VIN: TRUWT28NX1
Bentley manual indicates cluster, cts, coolant level sensor, fuel level sender, and headlight leveling module on same ground circuit(269). none location in manuals for this ground. has anyone come across this ground connection before. I understand it is actual...
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1992 Buick Regal 3.1L No Start VIN: 264WB54TXN
HELLO TO ALL OF MY GM BROTHERS. I HAVE THIS 92 BUICK REGAL CUSTOM WITH A 3.1 V6 IN THE SHOP WHICH CAME IN ON THE HOOK. ( WAS TOWED IN)iT IS A NO START. i CHECKED SPARK AND HAVE NONE, I HOOKED UP THE SCANNER AND THE ONLY CODE IS A CODE 13 O2 SENSOR. I HAVE NO R... Trouble codes: 13 (o2 sensor)
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1981 Chevrolet C10 Custom 5.0L fuel gauge VIN: 1GCDC14H1B
The gauge will work sometimes but mostly goes on to read full or completley empty at will on both tanks have checked grds an signal from the tanks no opens also any help would be great thanks for your response
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1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNCS13W2W
replaced leaking fuel pressure regulator for hard to start problem and fixed that . next day set system too lean codes . cleared pcm of codes and unhooked battery for 5 min. to see if computor just need to adapt to repair. no help. tried mass air flow no help.... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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1999 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2C3HD46R0X
ok another tech replaced the head gaskets. and now several days later the vehicle is shutting off while turning. checked p/s switch ok, idle air control valve ok, what i did notice but dont understand is the cam/crank synch PID shows OK and lost on and off, an... Trouble codes: P1391
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2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L high idle VIN: 3FAPP11391
this idle is way to high i have smoked it and no vac leak found..replaced iac 2 times ,,,coolant temp sensors,,by the scan data it looks right ...computer is calling for 17 iac... if you unplug iac the idle stays the same 1300rpm i have checked timing and it i...
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2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTRW07L51
ok This thing has me miffed. It was brought in with the complaint of pedal fade. It acted like a master so we replaced the master. The fade is still there. Here is what it does. When you first apply the brakes you have good pedal height and good braking, but i...
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Lock up VIN: 1FAFP55202
Hey, This thing has what feels like a misfre at highway speed under light load. No codes, replaced secondary and got some improvement. Upon engagement of A/C get pronounced shudder, last for one to two seconds and goes away. If no A/C engagement I get the same...
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2001 GMC C3500 HD 8.1L No Start VIN: 3GDKC34G11
Truck will crank but won't start, it will try to start but will stall within a second. I'm using a Genisys 2.0 and it says "Communication Error, check grounds, fuses and loose connections". I see no problems with a loose connection, grounds or fuses. Thought m...
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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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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Control Head (Dual Zone ATC) VIN: 1J4GX58J92
Does anyone know how to recalibrate the a/c control head without a DRB III? Alldata says DRB III is needed, is this true? I thought I had done it without tool before but can't remember how. A tech. previous to me replaced a actuator and did not recalibrate. Al...
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2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L blower motor VIN: KNDJA72381
we have replaced the blower motor fan 3 seperate times in the past 4 years along with the blower resister 3 times. we have used dealer parts only. the problem appears to be moisture somehow getting into the blower motor causing it to seize, and blowing the fan...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L windowa,moonroof VIN: WDBLJ70G12
Does the PSE have to be recoded again? I tried everything don't know what else to do.
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2005 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L No CAN communication VIN: 1N6BA07A75
Truck came in after failing Texas state inspection due to non communication with vehicle. Truck hasn't been in a collision and no custom work has been performed on it, like stereos or alarms. Verified complain by hooking both a snap on verus and an otc genisy...
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1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme S 3.1L 1-2 shift VIN: 1G3WH14T1N
Replaced this vehicles trans a GM 125 because the clutch disc's were cooked and barely moved faster 25mph,got used from a wrecked vehicle 6 months ago and installed it in customers car,replaced the lockup solenoid with a new one from the dealer,properly adjust...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy
This car came in with the complaint of sag or lack of power while accelerating during highway driving. Three of us took the car out and drove it. One said "there isn't anything wrong, it's just a dog". While the other two of us noticed that around 2000 rpm and...
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2001 Saturn L200 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JU52F31
Problem programming the BCM on Saturn L Series vehicles. I have a mobile programming service in southern California, and during an average month will program or initialize 100 to 150 modules with very few problems. But, this month I have programmed two Saturn ...
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2001 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L a/c pressure VIN: 5TDZT38A21
serviced a/c system to times. customer complaint was poor cooling when sitting at idle. found on hot days (100') when vehicle is idling for 5 minutes or so, high pressure shoots up to 450 and compressor is shutting off. thought possible too much oil in system,...
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2004 Toyota Echo 1.5L insufficiant cooling VIN: JTDJT12304
Hello Techs!I have an intermitant problem with this ECHO.It will cool fine for about 15 minutes,good pressures etc.Then all of a sudden the pressures will try to equalize.The low side rises to about 90 psi. and the high side will drop to about 120 psi.It doesn...
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2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L no crank VIN: 2G1WX15K31
THANKS VERY MUCH FOR THE INFORMATION . THE FIX IS PASSLOCK WITH THE IGNITION SWITCH, PLUS THE BCM MODULE DUE UPDATED PART. THIS IS REALLY GOOD NET. AGAIN, THANKS FOR EVERYONE TAKE TIME TO GIVE ME ADVICE. ALWAYS KEEP LEARNING.
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1996 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C3EL55H0T
RITE ON THE $ GUY. I REPLACED A DISTRIBUTOR(REMANUFACTURED) AND PUT A ANOTHER CRANKSHAFT SENSOR AND DROVE IT AROUND NAVER MISFIRED. LADY PICKED UP HER CAR ALL HAPPY NAVER CAME BACK. THANKS FOR THE HELP ALL U GUYS. Trouble codes: P0301 (cly 1 misfire), P0302 (cly 2 misfire), P0303 (cly 3 misfire), P0304 (cly 4 misfire), P0305 (cly 5 misfire), P0306 (cly 6 misfire).
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2002 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L No Start, NO CRANK VIN: 1C3EL55R82
After many hours of banging our heads on this car, it is finally repaired. The Engine computer was bad. The no bus on this car meant the computer was offline, there was no comunication between the scan tool and the computer. We tried unplugging every si... Trouble codes: P1684 (serial link internal failure).
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1998 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Hesitation VIN: 2FAFP71WXW
This one is fixed, it was a worn out transmission. Our rebuilder rebuilt the trans and it is running normal now. This car has seen lots of abuse but seems to be dependable. Thanx for all replies.
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1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2HGED6350M
Thank you to everyone who suggested solutions. This vehicle is fixed but the solution is a personal embarrassment. The problem was a tight accelerator cable adjustment at the throttle body which caused the engine to race even though the idle adjustment screw w...
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2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L compressor clutch coil VIN: 5FNRL38785
another tech looked at it i guess two heads are better than one what we found that i measured the air gap wrong and of course it all goes down hill from there
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2003 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Accessories VIN: KMHWF25S23
I FOUND OUT THAT CUSTOMER HAD A NEW BATTERY INSTALL 2 DAYS AFTER HAND REMAN ALTERNATOR INSTALLED THATS WHEN SPAEEDO STOPED WE DISCONNECTED ALTERNATOR DROVE CAR AND SPEEDO WORKES INSTALLED REMAN ALTERNATOR CAR IS FIXED
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1994 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L Mechanical VIN: 452CY58V9R
thanks to all who replied the vehicle is fine i had never worked on one of these aparietly the motor has 15 psi for every 1000 rpm at 3000 55psi do to oil pump design gyrotor style like many disiel engine motors. the noise gets quiet under load off idle thats ...
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2006 Mazda 5 Sport 2.3L engine swap VIN: JM1CR29326
It turns out that rear part of the automatic transmission engine is cast differently than the manual transmission engine. They cannot be interchanged. Fortunately, I found this information out before I purchased the engine. I hope this saves time and money ...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L left headlight VIN: WDBTJ75J45
I would like to thank everyone for the input I swap the headlight control unit from left to right and the bad side worked after the swap. now I have to order it from the dealer.
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1994 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MELM50U2R
thanks fellow tech i used a used distribtor and plug module conector in and grounded against intake vechile now has spark and injector signal turns out vechle had shorted conector as vechile wiring is move vechile cuts in and out with vechile runing thank for ...
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1990 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JNIHJO1P7L
Air Flow sensor corrected the intermitant rough running and still.After finding known good patterns for the sensor we found our old sensor did not have a smooth pattern when yuo snap the throttle. After replacing sensor with a rebuilt the patern rose when open...
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1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR05Y4V
This car hasnít come back so I canít post a fix. I would like to have checked the thermostatically actuated Idle dashpot for sticking as Charles from New jersey suggested. If this car comes back in I will update this posting. Thanks everyone for your help. Trouble codes: P0505 (IAVC-ACC Valve Fault).
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2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1N6ED27Y3Y
Thank you all so much.As it would restart and stop missing in a short time it was hard to be sure.But after 12 replies suggested the distributor and even told me where i could get one we ordered a new one and installed it today.Runs great know.Thanks again to ... Trouble codes: P1320.
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1995 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L wheel studs VIN: 2G2FV22P0S
after finding out that a new axle was no longer available from gm ,i had a local yard run it online--they found a used one that the guy was real proud of (300.00 worth of pride)i decided to pull the axle and found that with some heat and gentle prying , i was ...
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