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2006 BMW 750i 4.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAHL83566
to all BMW specialists. A friend of a friend will be bringing his 2006 BMW 750i to me to look at for a second opinion. so i am doing this as a favor for my friend. I have been advised that the dealer he was at wants to replace all 8 injectors, because they are...
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1989 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Noise VIN: 1G4HP54C5K
This is not a normal pump noise, it can get pretty loud. The first time i heard it, i swear it sounded like a rear brake squeal, but it was not. It starts out making noise when coming to a stop, but as the level gets lower, it really starts getting noisy, all ...
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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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1989 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.8L Cuts out VIN: 1G1JF11WXK
This car sat in a customers driveway fro over a year with no plates. He brought it in to us to shape it up so he could give it to his teenage daughter. The car drove in. The customer said it would occasionally stumble at a light. We drained the tank of the old...
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1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GNDT13W4S
Hi Smog Tech (CA) and GM tech, we needed help on this Blazer Car came in with fail smog check high nox from another smog check station (gold shield). They replace new cat with aftermarket, they had car for 2 to 3 weeks and gave up. Now we got it, the smog read...
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1998 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L speedometer & fuel gauge VIN: 1G1ND52M5X
Hello everyone, and Thanks in advance for your help. This vehicle has an intermittent issue with the Speedo and Fuel gauge shutting doewn at the same time while vehicle is driving,customer states it stalled too, but just once, I have never had it act up on me,...
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1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W6X
this vehicle was towed in with a crank no start, found fuel leak at the back of the upper intake. removed plentum, found the injection unit leaking badly. replaced injection unit with updated part. csfi to mfi. also replaced cap, rotor, plugs and wires. still ...
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2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L mode accuation VIN: 1GNEC16T91
Vehicle came in with complaint of hot air blowing through the vents, the rear air is cold. Started with the reprogram procedures for the ac control head. Disconnected battery, touched battery ends, and then reconnected and turned on ignition for koeo relearn. ...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GCHK23113
This vehicle came in last week and the customer stated. Intermittently the engine will turn over but not start. This happens when the engine oil gets low. He has had this problem a couple times. Adding oil has cured it. The last time he added a quart and the v...
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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Rear heater /AC VIN: 1GNEK13Z84
This is a dual (front and rear ) climate control system that is stuck midrange (so to speak)between hot and cold.Front zones work fine -- only the rear is affected we have .. 1) Reclaimed and placed proper weight charge in system --Front works great both hot ...
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2000 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GP54LSY
need help,this is my wifes van this is the 3rd time these codes have set.i was driving van 2 of the times when light came on absolutely no symptoms no misfires felt.codes set were in this order,p0300 p0306 p0305 p0304 p0303 p0302 p0301 freeze frame data p0300 ... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple cyl misfire), P0306 (cyl no 6 misfire), P0305 (cyl no 5 misfire), P0304 (cyl no 4 misfire), P0303 (cyl no 3 misfire), P0302 (cyl no 2 misfire)
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2000 Daewoo Lanos S 1.6L Mechanical VIN: KLAJC52Z31
need the torque spec for the head gasket cam sprocket and cam bearings
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1991 Dodge Caravan LE 3.3L Misfire VIN: 2B4GK55R0M
I have a misfire on #2 and #3 cylinders,no injector pulse.checked the wires no visible damage.we replaced the pcm still have the same problem.Do these vans have problems with the connectors,I have looked at the gray connector at the battery & the pcm do I need...
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1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2C3HH46T9V
this car came in to are shop, with a stall when stoping, test drove. notice the rpm would drope to 200-500, ever so often when it droped to 200, it would then die, scaned for codes, only found a code 74 in the transmission. checked the the datastream. are scan... Trouble codes: 74 (Calculated Oil Temperature In Use)
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1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L Gauges, HVAC. VIN: 1B4GT44L4X
Another Caravan with cluster problems!! I put a Chrysler reman BCM in this last year and soldered the cluster pins. It's back with no speedo, tach, fuel gauge, heater controls, rear wiper plus airbag and abs lights on. No BCM communication on my Modis. I pulle...
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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7KU28D03
I have the truck that is giving me a fit. I have 3 scanners, snap-on brick, cheap Auto X-Ray, and OTC Pegysis. Only the Pegysis will communicate (its a dodge). The code that it pulls is P0172 and says it LEAN B1. Im confused about that one. It also will not id... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cylinder misfire), P0172 (system lean bank 1)
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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 4.7L Cooling Systems VIN: 1D7HU18N85
Thanks in advance for taking time to help. This truck has been to my shop three times, each time customer states that he is adding 1/2 gallon of coolant a week, which is about 400 miles for him. Every time, we pressure test but find no leaks. The system will l...
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1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Refrigerant System VIN: 1FA234E567
After recovering only 10 ounces of R-134a (due to o-ring leak), customer requested conversion back to R-12 refrigerant. After recommended quanity of R-12 was installed the LOW side gauge reads 60-65 psi while the HIGH side gauge goes extremely high 400+ psi. I...
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1997 Ford F-150 4.6L transfer case VIN: 1FTDX18WOV
Customer came in with no 4x4 complaint. Tryed to check codes. Could not comunticate with gem. Replaced gem. After replacing gem, could comunitcate with gem, but shift motor would not shift. Replaced shift motor. Now transfer case will shift into 4 high, or 4 l...
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2001 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP38371
This car came in last week as a no start. Replaced the battery. The next day the engine light came on with a continuous memory p0171 code. Ran koeo and koer tests and code did not show. Cleared code and car went bye bye. Two days later it came back with the sa... Trouble codes: P0171
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L codes in computer VIN: 1FTWW33P54
Thanks in advance everyone. Truck came in as a no start. found defective cam sensor. Replaced in and now truck runs, but when I drive it and check memory codes I get a p0401 insuffient flow detected, p0675 cyl. #5 glow plug circuit. When I do a koer test I get... Trouble codes: P0404, P1408, P0401, P0675
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Transmission VIN: 1FTPW145X4
This truck, when in drive, from a stop will accelerate like it is starting out in 2nd or 3rd gear, then after about 3-5 seconds, it will accelerate like you just hit the gas hard. All of this occurs without moving the throttle pedal any further. The truck had...
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTNX21P54
Here we have an 04 F-250 diesel. 10k miles ago we repaired blown headgaskets and replaced the heads due to warping. We also installed a new turbo and egr cooler when we did the cylinder heads. The oil was never contaiminated with water. The truck ran good for ... Trouble codes: P2284, P2288
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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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2005 Honda Element EX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 5J6YH28695
Honda with surging idle. Checked for leaks with smoke machine and none found. Pinched off vacuum supply for booster,air bypass thermo switch.Before I pull the valve cover to check cam marks and look for stuck valve wondering if anyone has seen anything like th... Trouble codes: P0507, P2279
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2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Airbag VIN: 1J4FA49S12
Hi iatn members I could not find any information about this code! I cleared the code it came back right away. Anyone heard of this code before? Need some advice. Thanks
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2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Cruise Control VIN: 1J4GL48K56
When cruise is set, vehicle speeds up until you apply brake or press cancel button. Used Starmobile to actuate/toggle servo vacuum controls (KOEO). All solenoids seem to toggle just fine. Could it be the servo assembly? Not quite sure how system is supposed to...
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2003 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Charging VIN: KNDUP131X3
This Kia came in with a dead battery. Customer replaced the battery over the weekend and and it's dead again. We charged the battery and found the alternator not charging. Saw the TSB about an updated alternator. We replaced the alternator with a Kia reman and...
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1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM97V9V
This car will set the p1151 (02S switch point lean) after a short drive all the time. The fuel trim data shows +15 to +20 numbers on light load (cruise). We replaced the o2 because it was old and needed replacement. The MAF was replaced because the baro pid re... Trouble codes: P1151 (o2 sensor b2 s1 switch point indicates lean)
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1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22CXX
Need help from the mazda gods! I have 99 mazda 626 2.0, its burned out 2 cats in the last 9 months, just cant figure out what to check. Everything looks ok to me, gets good gas milage. Please help. Trouble codes: P0420
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1971 Mercedes-Benz 280se/9 3.5 3.5L heater core VIN: 111.026-12
temp gun seems to point towards no coolant flow through htr core/ inside of car. has 3 pipes into cabin area. 2 pipes y from one originating above therstat area. other pipe comes from back of drivers cyl head and into cabin.. cannot flow water through one ho...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L A/C system VIN: 4JGAB72E5X
Vehicle came in with A/C not cooling. Found high side hose leaking between compressor and condensor. Noted system had static pressure of 125 psi both sides with only .25 lbs of refridgerant. With system running before repairs, saw high side pressures up to 400...
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1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2XV11T4X
Vehicle came in rough running, had multiple misfire codes including random misfire and cylinder 3 misfire. Vehicle also stored a bad knock sensor code. Vehicle was checked for vacuum leaks via smoke and it was apparent the intake manifold gasket was no longer ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire)
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1999 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Guages/PCM VIN: 2MEFM75W7X
Hello I.A.T.N. nation we have a problem child here. The car came in with complaint of no a/c. Problem was thermostat causing overheat and computer shutting off a/c. Changed thermostat fixed that problem. Now for the reason the owner didn't notice the car runni...
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2000 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Air Bag Light VIN: 1MEFM55S9Y
New cutomer to shop other than having oil changed here in the past so no service history. Has a code B1998 Passenger Side Air Bag CKT Open. No TSBs found in all data but done a quick google search and found a TSB numbered 14666 stating that B1998 is hard to di...
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1991 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CZ24H7M
this car came into shop from another shop with a no start situation. i checked everything and i am missing spark. i back up and found i have no power to the coils. i went to alldata and pulled the wiring diagraham and found out there should be two powers and o...
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1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L MIL Lamp on, P0500 VIN: 1N6DD26SXW
Sensor and speed o Meter work ok. Dealer say's it needs an ECU. Thats ok with me, but I hate replacements of ECU's Mostly because the % of repairing a problem with an ECU are low. Nissian tech's out there please Help. Trouble codes: P0500 (Vehicle Speed sensor Malfunction)
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2003 Nissan Frontier SVE 3.3L fuel tank VIN: 1N6MD27Y53
Hey all, this customer is complaining about during fueling up it will belch back and wet his clothing with gas, we checked all vent lines and haven't found any problems, removed filler neck and check for any blockage, none found. Does the canister mounted unde...
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2004 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L abs lite VIN: 1NGAAO7B74
hi, this trucks abs goes off when your almost stopped,just like if you had a cracked tone ring or rust under the sensors like a gm .i checked all that and its ok.there is a [...] which alldata dos not list with my otc scanner on it driving steady speed ther...
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2006 Other GM P Series 6.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5B4JPD2U86
Thanks in advance for any help. We have this 06 Workhorse chassis with a Gm Drivetrain. We have the MIL on with intermittent communication, also there is only intermittent DTC set with MIL on and/or flashing. Mis-fire counts should cylinders 1,3,5, and 7, only... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Mis-fire detection)
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2001 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L Copressor VIN: 1P3ES46C91
Have this plymouth neon that will not engauge the compressor clutch. Using my Modis I can see where the computer is telling my scanner that the switch is on but it does not shoe the clutch as being on. It only has one code but I do not beleave that they are re...
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1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA298XW
I have a Boxter with 4 o2s codes PO131,PO137,PO151,PO157 all reading low voltage. I disconnected all o2s and ohmed them out. My result on those were all read OFL. According to alldata they test good. Then I tested then ecm and wiring harness. I checked voltage... Trouble codes: P0137, P0157, P0131, P0151, P0158, P0138
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2002 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L engine VIN: 4S3BH686X2
lets just start with a big thank you for your time and help. we have a outback here that had the head gaskets replaced by us,it was diagnosed at another shop.and now after the repair we have a strange overheating problem,after a long test drive the temp guage ...
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2004 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L Unknown VIN: JF1SG65685
I haven't been able to get this car into a failure. The complaint is if you drive it for 20 to 30 minutes at highway speeds, it has a vibration that is so bad you have to stop the car. A visual inspection shows no obvious signs of wear on the axles or drivesha...
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2002 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L fire! fire! VIN: JT3HN86R12
why did this 4runner start on fire? my friend called me at midnight last night. he was on his way home from michigan to pennsylvania. he stopped at a truck stop for a snack, and soon after he got out and walked around the truck, he noticed fire underneath. he ...
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1996 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L monitors not ready VIN: WVWGC83A0T
hi, VW or Euro techs, I need help with this Passat, it failed California smog check because all OBDII monitors are not ready, tailpipe emission passed. Genisys scanner shows no code at this time, and computer is in OPEN LOOP all time even with engine temp reac...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTH63B41
Hello all, having trouble with lean codes setting not making sense. Have +25% fuel trim values short term trim yet long term trim never changes from opposite -20%. If short term is increasing fuel why isn't it affecting this passat long term trim pulling value... Trouble codes: P0171 (system to lean b1), P0174 (system to lean b2)
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2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L turn signals VIN: 3VWCC21V92
car came in with turn signals inop relay buzzing under dash but hazards work fine. tried new flasher no change. when testing power and grounds all seems ok untill turn signals are turned on then has voltage drop at turn signal switch. think it's a bad switch h...
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle Sport 1.8L Misfire VIN: 3VWED21C02
Assuming misfire codes were turning off injector, setting code Po201. Did not find any thing on code Po201.And when swapping coils, car cleared up and ran fine,only to return with codes back again,but I couldn't get it to act up again. I replaced coil and plug... Trouble codes: P0201, P0301, P0300
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2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L floor shifter VIN: 3VWCD21Y74
i have a beetl that the prindel on the dash will not match the shifter on the floor .i think it is the floor shifter can not get used one .the shifter will go over ot the manuel side but is hard to move .to test drive the trans is working ok .
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1997 Volvo 850 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LS5545V
vehicle came to my shop from another shop they installed crank and cam sensors ,fuel pump ,ignition switch. ihave checked all the basics dont have any repair in on the lovely swedish volvo thanks in advance for all the help
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1998 Volvo S70 2.4L compressor VIN: YV1LS553XW
We have a car that continues to puzzle us. The car has MCC and the compressor continues to stop functioning. This all started with an A/C svc, 2 days later the compressor stopped clutching. We checked for power at the coil, none. We check the clutch relay for ...
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2003 Volvo S40 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS27583
This is a car that another tech in the shop replaced the engine in.Transmission has had some repairs also.After work was completed the C.E.L.came on with a p0335b code.The RPM sensor has been swapped and the shield around the sensor was transfered from the old... Trouble codes: P335
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2005 Acura EL 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HHES36865
Sorry it took so long to close this help request, i had to make sure it was fixed. almost everyone said to replace the 2 way solenoid on the canister, which i had already done prior to posting this request. I also tried a new gas cap, and tested all systems ... Trouble codes: 1457 (evap system canister area).
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2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L A/C,Radio,sunroof VIN: WBABM3344Y
Thanks to all of you who took the time to share your input. Basicaly all your suggestions were tried with the exception of replacing the ignition switch. We had considered that also so we tried it. Unfotunately that didnt change anything. We did some more digg...
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1992 Buick Regal 3.1L No Start VIN: 264WB54TXN
Hey Thank you to all who replied. I pulled the cranshaft position sensor wiring harness out and visually inspected the wires. The insulation around the wires was hardened and cracked,shorting out the crankshaft position sensor. i replaced the wires and all is... Trouble codes: 13 (o2 sensor).
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1993 Chevrolet Corvette 40th Anniversary Edition 5.7L abs VIN: 1G1YY23P7P
Well thanks to all the Techs that respond to my help request. An alternator fixed this one. The tech help replies suggested EMF interference[AC voltage leak] with ignition wires or an alternator. I had never had this type of condition on any car or truck befor...
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2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L parklamp control VIN: 1GND52J016
thanks for all the replies it ended up being a bad headlamp switch sending a high enough voltage signal to the bcm in the off position to make the bcm think the park lamp switch was being turned on.
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2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3GNFK16Z44
Apologies for taking so long to close this out. I just heard from my customer and the Suburban is still running great after two weeks. I thank everyone for their input. After testing everything imaginable I decided to go ahead and replace the pump again and... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bnk 1), P0174 (Lean bnk 2).
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2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L feul gauge inop VIN: 1GNET16SX5
Thanks for all the help. most of the replys were right on point.the problem was the sending unit.i replaced the gauge on the sending unit, only available from the dealer.this vech is done.
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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L cooling system
I can't remember which member told me to check cooling fan. I heard it running and both low and high speed check on scanner,but it only had low speed, new elec. fan fixed it. thank you
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2003 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L alternator VIN: 2V4GP24373
majority input is that it is the altenator. I replaced the reman alt. with a new oem. noise has not been heard when vehicle left. price difference between rebuilt and new was not much.
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2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L ac VIN: 2C8GF68474
got some good replies that suggest the direction I was going. a broken wire in the fenderwell at the pcm turned out to be the issue. did not have a 5 volt reference at the transducer switch on the high side. keeping system from engaging the clutch on the comp...
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1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L Cuts out VIN: 1B4HS28YXX
I INSTALLED A REMANUFACTURED ECM FROM THE DEALER HAD IT REPROGRAMMED DROVE TRUCK ABOUT 60 MILES AND IT NEVER SHUT DOWN ALL SEEMS FINE .THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP.
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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck Laramie 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7KR28C35
THE CUST DID NOT BELIEVE ME WHEN I SAID THAT THE FUEL PRESHER SENSOR WAS BAD. SO HE TOOK THE TRUCK TO A DEALER AND THEY PUT A FUEL PRESHER SENSOR ON AND THE TRUCK RAN FINE AND THERE WAS NO MORE CODE.THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP. Trouble codes: P0192.
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FTDX1761V
I suspect that a valve in the VB was sticking. We told the guy to drive the thing. If you pull it down to manual low first thing the problem goes away. We haven't heard anything out of him in a couple of weeks so I assume that everything is working properly no...
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2004 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR45E34
thanks for everyones help it was the intake manifold and o2 sensor Trouble codes: P0152, P0153, P0300, P2197, P2198.
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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L blower fan/ ac engagement VIN: 1FTSX20J86
We found pinched wires under the battery which go to the a/c cycling switch. It looks as if the battery installer inadvertently got the loom in between the battery and the metal tray which cut into one of the wires. Somebody will run into this again somewhere ...
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2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L No Start, Cuts out
Well this car broke me I thought I could fix anyting. (lol) The only thing I got from this car is that I brush up on honda fuel and injection systems. I sent it to the dealer to see if they can fix it and tell me what it was. I found that when I disconected ...
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2005 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L air temp VIN: SAJWA01T05
Thank you John, Colin, George, Matthew, and Long. It never fails just because it was a car that we don't see every day- there was no reason not to remember the basics -we did verify the heater valve was not bad - a new compressor fixed this car - thanks again ...
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1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Oil Pressure gauge VIN: 1J4FY19S3V
This took me several days to confirm but I did. As many of you suggested, that the oil pressure was too low. I took the fan clutch off and let it idle, and got the temp on the engine to reach about 225F. Once this occurred the oil pressure dropped to about 6...
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L fuel gauge VIN: 1J4GW58N5Y
As I stated before we had replaced sender, pump and cluster. Grounds were good and wiring from sender to control module are good. I believe that the signal is getting "lost" on the trip from control module to cluster (if this is even possible but I can't prov...
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2002 Lexus IS300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBD19222
hay guys i found thx for the replys u sent found that the hose going to the canister to the vent valve was leaking and the vss on the intake was internaly leaking vaccum Trouble codes: P0440.
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2005 Lincoln Town Car Signature Limited 4.6L alarm VIN: 1LNHM82W75
Could not duplicate the complaint, and could not communicate with security system with solus. Had car send to ford dealer, they found a last alarm set, drivers door switch. Had to replace door latch assembly because you cannot purchase just the door switch for...
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2006 Mazda 3 S 2.3L No Start, Misfire, VIN: JMOBK10310
good call boys.bang noise she heard was completely coincidental.turn out to be faulty battery.unfortunately mazda were not co-operative with new security code so had to go to dealer.
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2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L windowa,moonroof VIN: WDBLJ70G12
I want to say Thanks to all that relpied to this request. And Thanks that IATN is here!! As far as the fix goes... three wires right at the connector at the trunk release button (on the trunk lid inside) had cut marks in them from rubbing the a VERY sharp edge...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L fan VIN: WDBNG70J02
I HAD TO ROLL THE DICE AND GAMBLE, AT 900.00 FOR FAN MODULE, IT WAS AN EXPENSIVE GUESS, BUT IT FIXED THE CAR , THANKS TO ALL FOR YOUR TIME
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2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2MEFM75W3Y
Sorry it took so long to close this repair. Ended up being the Heads After all. The valve guids were so worn that it was causing the valve not to seat at times.Keep in mind the engine only has 91,000 miles on it. Long story short we pulled the engine down (in ...
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1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Power Steering A/C Belt VIN: 4A3AK44Y5X
Sorry For The Late Fix But I Wanted To Be Sure The Car Was Fixed. As I Said In The Summary I Performed The TSB On This Vehicle For A New Power Steering Bracket And Tensioner Pulley And It Appears It Is Fixed!! I First Shimmed The Bracket And Checked It With A ...
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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GTS 3.0L AC Light Flashes VIN: 4A3AE75H93
Hello everyone and thanks for the help with this one. The going consensus is that the compressor is defective. The clutches would get weak and when the pressures had to ramp up during high temps and the compressor was harder to turn, the clutch would not do ...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L fuel level sensor VIN: 3N1CB51DX1
Hi. well all the responses were helpful. I had allready checked the grounds at both b-posts and the connections at the fuel sender. however, upon removing the instrument cluster i did discover all the guage screws somewhat loose. I tighten all the screws and r...
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1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme S 3.1L 1-2 shift VIN: 1G3WH14T1N
Pulled transaxle back out and got an overhaul kit,no sense in getting another used unit,customer agreed to pay for overhaul kit and pay for half of R&R labor cost,rebuild cost free, and we gave him a card for 3 Free oil changes,these days you can't afford to l...
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1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1G3NL52TXX
Thanks for the help, unfortunately, she needed to use the car and has not returned, she will not return my calls. She is thinking of trading it off, doesn;t want to spend any more money on it. Here are some of the suggestions I received- high fuel psi, bad fue...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy
Thanks for all the help fellas. Congrats to all of you who suggested the cat. We were fooled on this one due to the slight degree of blockage. Combine that with 110 degrees in the shop and Friday...Well, you know. Not real proud of myself and gave away everyth...
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1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: WPOCA299XT
THANKS ALL PORSCHE TECH WAYNE FROM FLORIDA GREG FROM NEW MEXICO BRUCE FROM MICHIGAN JEFF FROM CALIFORNIA FRANK FROM CALIFORNIA WE REMOVE THE HEAD TEMP SENSOR AND CHECK WITH THE NEW ONE AND AT THE SAME TEMP WAS ABOUT 70 OHMS DIF. WITH THE NEW ONE. WE INSTALL A...
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1996 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L Power Seats & AC VIN: YS3CD65U9T
I received a lot of good answers. Here are the fixes. Seat motor not working: This problem has been coming and going for a while. I unplugged the seat relays,checked the connections and then reinstalled them. I tried swapping them left for right and ...
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2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Starting VIN: YS3EF58101
My thanks to Justin, William, and Kennith. I believe this car is probably fixed. We confirmed that the Onstar unit was completely disconnected (most common problem), confirmed that the lock cylinder popped up when the key was removed, disconnected the aux el...
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2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L battery VIN: YS3DF58K62
Thank you all found the box installed cable all is well thank you once again.
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2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Power Locks VIN: YS3FB49S53
This one is fixed, or so says the customer. The general consensus from those who replied was a probable defective LR door latch. Which is supposed to be a common failure. Which also has the controls/contacts for the related electric door lock. We did replace t...
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2009 Scion tC 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTKDE16769
I sent this car back to the Scion dealer since it was under warranty (11,000 miles). Several replies said to check the relucter wheel for being installed backwards. It was installed properly. I replaced the crank sensor twice with OEM sensors. Ohmed, wiggle te... Trouble codes: P0335.
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2000 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JF1GC4557Y
Thank You everybody for help.Finaly car out-problem front O2 sensor-send wrong signal,customer go too original(aprox. same price).We did sensor replacement and system cleaning-run like new.
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1999 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0L cam VIN: 4T3ZF13C8X
Thanks everyone it was the cam gear preload we did not install the 6mm bolt to hold the preload on the gear. we removed the intake cams and put the preload on the exhaust gear then reistall the intake cam easy fix. This was a good eye openner for us we will re...
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2005 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEJU62N95
WELL GUYS SORRY ABOUT THE DELAY I COMPLETELY FORGOT ABOUT THIS ONE...TURNED OUT IT WAS A VALVE SEAL LEAKING ONE VALVE JOB LATER AND EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP! Trouble codes: P0355 (5 cyl ignition coil circuit malfunction).
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