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2001 Acura CL Type-S 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 19UYA42771
Need help.My sons car sat for a week battery went dead. Recharge battery car idles about 1200 rpm. When engine warms up idle changes between 1800 and 700. Get code p0505 idle control.Check throttle body put finger over bypass port idle goes to normal. Is there... Trouble codes: P0505
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L audio VIN: WBAFB335X1
Noise only seems to be from rear bass box speaker, not any of the others. System is factory. Sound familiar to anyone ?
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2001 BMW 330i 3.0L Too High Pressure VIN: WBAAV5345I
Need some help here please? I have a 2001 BMW 330I Hi side AC pressures climbing way too high. Pressures start out normal, but quickly climb to 400psi on high side and will go higher, running pretty steady at 40psi on low side. Compressor does cycle like nor...
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Starting VIN: WBAFB33591
hello members. this goes out to bmw or euro techs. i have an 2001/x5/4.4l. i hope someone can shed some lite. don't have any good troubleshoot guide with alldata or any data with this vehicle. vehicle towed in due to starter drive sticking. i did not replaced ...
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2004 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBXPA934X4
This car keeps kicking the check engine light on for the oxygen sensor power circuit and heater circuit. We've already replaced both sensors and the light continues to be activated. It seems to take it about 100 miles of driving before recognizing a fault. I...
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2004 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L braking VIN: 5UXFA13554
We wish to thank whomever reads this post , in advance. Your help and interest is greatly appreciated. Our Launch shows all sensors working. Scanned for codes in all systems, but zero codes. As you drive while coming to a slow stop, . . . the ABS kicks in @ t...
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2006 BMW 525i 3.0L Accessories VIN: LBVNE98026
Car came in with complaint of CID intrmittent turn dark while driving.We have replaced CCC,CID,LVDS.Now this car has the same issue.We checked and found a code A46D-most ring reset cause CID faulty. According to test plan,we should check the supply voltage and...
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1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L oil pressure lite VIN: 1G4HP52K7V
Heres the story, car came in for leaking intake gasket. Put new gaskets on and checked to see if the intake was burned like all the rest and it was good so we put it all back together. Car starts up runs great.We take it out for a test drive and tech comes bac...
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1998 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Lighting VIN: 1G4CW52K0W
Hello, I am trying to find a location for the turnsignal flasher...mitchell says it is behind dash right of carrier but I have the whole thing apart and can't seem to find it anywhere..Anyone know where this thing is located?
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1989 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1YY2180K
Hey Corvette Specialist. I got a 1989 Corvette won't Idle when its cold. I have replaced the HEI, IAC and ECT. I also check if it has a cold start injector but All Data said its Computer control. It doesn't IDLE when its cold. But when its HOT its start right ...
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1992 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L limp mode VIN: 1CTF2C4K2N
First we are not a transmission shop.But he is a good customer. This is a OBD1 system snap-on brick and also OTC scanner won't link up to ecm. So we have trouble from the start.Customer stated the trans was rebuilt for a harsh shift condition. after it was bui...
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1994 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGK29F7R
i am trying to time this engine. customer installed engine and wanted me to time it. when it came in had code 34 - stepper motor fault and codes 91-98 cyl. balance faults. injection pump is off to the drivers side, so that the pmd is almost touching intake. tr... Trouble codes: 34 (stepper motor fault), 35 (injection pulse width error), 88 (tdc offset error), 9198
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1997 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban LS 7.4L engine VIN: 3GNGK26J5V
Client was driving the vehicle stalled coming to a stop, would not restart. Was hard to start intermittently previous mornings but was otherwise okay under load, may have been popping through the intake on starting he's not sure. I repaired two grounds near th...
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1998 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 7.4L No Start VIN: 1GCBJC34J8
vehicle has no spark Trouble codes: P0336
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1999 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS14X3X
AllData, as far as I can tell, has decided not to put information about cars in there product anymore! I could find no resistance-temp chart to test this IAT sensor in the SomeData. :-( Does anyone have a chart? I was also looking up a time belt labor in the ... Trouble codes: P0101, P0300
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2000 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS 5.7L Alternator VIN: 2G1FP22G4Y
I have been having an intermittent problem on my Camaro for the past year or so. When I rev the engine, whether it be driving, or stopped, the alternator stops charging. Tested the alternator and it fails. I have been through over 10 Alternators with this car ...
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2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G1WX15K31
Three weeks ago car came in for random no start. Checked for codes P1189,P1626 Theft deterrent fuel enable signal lost,P1546 and,P1811. Replaced oil pressure switch for the P1189. Car started and ran good for three weeks until July 15 towed car in would not st... Trouble codes: P1546 (A/C clutch control relay circuit), P1811 (Maxium adapt long shift), B2960 (Passlock cylinder Data incorrect), B2964 (Key-in ignition circuit high), B3031 (Security system controller in learn mode), B3128 (Driver door unlock output short to battery)
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2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Over Heating VIN: 1G1ND52J61
Car came in due to over heating. Coolant temp was disconected to keep fans on all the time.Pluged ECT back Fans would not come on even temp is above 100 deg c. on scantool for Coolant Temp. Now if use scantool to turn the fans on its works in both low and high...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L No Start VIN: 1GCEK19TO1
hello techs customer called with no start i diagnosed it as bad starter customer replaced starter cranks over now but no start i went out and diagnosed again it has no spark no codes no injector pulse fuel presure at 60 psi im thinking cust. may have broke the...
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2007 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L all lighting,alarm systems VIN: 1GNFC16067
Hello all, here is my dilema - this vehicle is an '07 but '06 drivetrain, manufacture date of 05/06. Several TSB's list tranny connector at fault, this vehicle does not have that transmission style connector. All powers and grounds to BCM good. What happens is...
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2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4.8L abs VIN: 1GNFC13C27
This system is new to me. I have a 2007 Tahoe setting C0040 RF Speed Sensor Circuit. The customer says he went and got new tires, no problems going in. When he left the Brake and ABS lights were on. The DIC says "Service Traction Control System" Alldata says ...
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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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2003 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L water pump VIN: 1C3EL55143
The vehicle was brought to us with the complaint of overheating under all conditions. We verified the complaint and did the normal cooling system test. We removed the water pump and found that the impeller had been worn down & could not pump. The customer was ...
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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L system VIN: 3A4FY58B36
customer put freon with sealer !! what will this do too the system and will it cause trouble with my reclaimer ???
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1989 Dodge Shadow 2.5L freeze plugs VIN: 1B3BP44K7K
I have this 1989 Shadow with a 2.5l non-turbo engine that came in with a freeze plug rusted and leaking. The car ran fine. Installed new freeze plugs in the rear side of the block. Bled sytem and let car run for 30 minutes. Car ran fine, no overheating, fan cy...
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP4437W
This is my first time using help request so forgive me if my protocol is poorly executed. I will be as informative as possible. Datastream retains a constant misfire count on cylinder #1 of 255, and a misfire count of 130 on cylinder #2. I have cleared compute... Trouble codes: P00, 304 (Cylinder 4 misfire)
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Starting VIN: 2B6HB11Y13
This vehicle came in on a hook as a no start. Owner stated that when trying to start he got a 'no buss' on the dash display. I found this to be true. Also found that my OTC Genisys scanner will not communicate with the system. I would like to know if anyone el...
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2001 Dodge Dakota 3.9L monitor status VIN: 1B7GL22X01
had a code p0601 internall controller failure /replaced pcm with factory pcm / had new pcm reflashed and trouble codes gone / drives fine no check engine light / problem is customer has been driving truck for about 1 month and still has not run all monitors / ...
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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck TRX4 5.7L no start/crank VIN: 1D7HU18206
new transmission in truck a week ago then customer blew a rod through engine replaced engine now code p0706 and no crank have followed pin points in dodge service manual but t hey are pretty darn vague not much help scanner reads neutral at all times help plea...
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1989 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Stall, hard start VIN: 1FTEX15H3L
This customer drives it every day, but says it only does this "at times". He says it dies at times but always restarts, has exteded crank time but always starts after awhile. outside temp does not seem to make a diffrence.I have not been able to duplicate the ...
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1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L driveablilty VIN: 1FMDU34XXR
this truck has been driving me crazy for too long, it's my wifes personal vehicle and im desperately lookin for help. most of the issue is at cold start, it stumbles, has a hard time accelerating and will sometimes stall if u try to take off too fast after sta...
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1995 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L extended cranking VIN: 1FDLF47F6S
we have aproblem with a 95 f super duty with a7.3 turbo diesel.when starting in a.m. or after 1 or 2 hour cold soak,we need to crank veh. for an extended period of time in order to start. we checked glow plugs with high amp probe and found one bank lower than ...
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1996 Ford F-250 Special 7.5L lack of power
as it says above top speed pulling a grade in the mountains here is 65-70 tops, it drops down and that's it. fuel pressure taped to the windshield is a good 35-40 all times. dpfe sensor says .99 voltage (which i assume is little to no backpressure which elimin...
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1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L engine VIN: 1FAFP4049X
i installed a used engine with 60,000 miles due to the fact the original was bad. ever since there has been a terrible vibration. so bad that i first pulled the trans and used a dial indicator on the crank and there was what i thought to be excessive movement ...
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Ignition key VIN: 2FTRF18W41
Customer original complaint was battery drain. We replaced battery (weak) and let him take it. Had no drain when tested. A few days later it was dead again. Customer stated when ignition key is taken out, accessories stay on but intermittant. Replaced ignit...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L low power VIN: 1FDWX37P23
vehicle runs sluggish until warmed up for an half hour or more. has codes po603 and p132b and has air leak sound coming from top of engine near turbo area.the noise comes and goes but seems to go away after a good warm up and thats when it seems to gain the po... Trouble codes: P132B (turbo charger boost control a performance), P0603
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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 Savana 1500 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTFG15WX1
vehicle has codes for rich bank 1 and 2 in checking fuel pressure I have 65 and it holds to 50 checking 5 mins after shut down when you run the vehicle it is running rich for sure I have a long term adjusment of -20 .. sometimes while you are driveing it will ... Trouble codes: 172 (fuel rich bank 1), 175 (fuel rich bank 2)
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2003 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L Computers VIN: 1GKEK13Z13
This GMC initially came in to the shop for a no A/C concern and after we located and repaired the leaks and recharged the system we had no a/c clutch operation- so after cking the fuses and wiring we went to the scan tool and Waa Laa- NO COMMUNICATION with any...
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1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L can not shift VIN: 1HGCB716XL
Hi, Honda Techs & Tranny Techs, I need your help on this Accord, this is my friend's car, it can NOT shift into any gear with the engine running, shift good without starting the engine. It happened suddenly like this just right after he stopped at a stop light...
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2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L compressor-vents VIN: JHLRD78833
even prior to evac and recharge customer states that he has had a problem in that when under load AC stops blowing cold. It doesn't do it all the time. He is original owner and is sure that AC didn't do that until recently. Any ideas appreciated
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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC13EX3
car came to me from another shop. po171 lean exhaust code, vehicle runs good. clear codes, scanner reads all 4 o2 sensors 0 voltage, short term and long term fuel trims -100 both banks. o2's all have battery power. any ideas? Trouble codes: P0171
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1996 Jaguar XJ12 6.0L fan VIN: SAJMX6344T
This car will not run the condensor fans with the ac. We can force fans on with switches in thermostat. wireing diag. for 96 dosen't match the car, this car matches the 95 diag. alldata says the condensor fan should come on with ac on at auto don't see anythin...
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJKN6048X
During computer relearn, what is the chance of this vehicle setting codes 172 and 175? I have reset, this will be the 3rd time. While monitoring, all parameters are within specs.
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2004 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Unknown VIN: KNDJC73374
I have been to the kia web site and cant find either of these two codes. can comunicate with trans module for data and code reading but cant clear codes with our OTC. tried our mastertech but software only goes to 2000 year model. fluid levelin trans is good....
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1996 Lexus ES300 3.0L abs system VIN: JT8BF12G2T
We have this '96 lexus es300. The abs engages just before coming to a stop everytime brakes are applied. No codes, no warning lights. We have snap-on modies, completely updated, and cannot access any live abs data. This is a loyal customer and I do not want to...
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2003 Lexus RX300 3.0L air distribution VIN: JTJHF10U73
have a 2003 lexus rx300 with no air coming out of center dash vents, but air does come out side vents. when doing an actuator test everything works fine, but can hear noise from actuator on right hand side. no body control codes stored. any help would be appre...
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2005 Lexus ES330 3.3L Door Mirrors VIN: JTHBA30G45
Scanner set on body control, no switching detected thru ECU to scanner, side to side & door to door ok
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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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2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L shifter cable VIN: 1YVGF22C9Y
We have the new cable and I need to know how much of the interior has to come out to replace cable.
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L fuel guage,warning lights,oil pressure VIN: WDBFA61E1M
Hi Everyone, This SL is driving me crazy. When I turn on directionals or hazard lights occassionally some of the guages and warning lights flash.It is more frequent if I have the headlights on. I have seen many similar problems in the archives and most were th...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L evaporator VIN: WDBDA28D6P
system retrofitted to 134a. system evacuated & recharged to 80% of r12 specs.
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2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L Left low beam VIN: WDBTJ75JX3
Failure or drivers side HID ballast. We have at customers request replaced the ballast with used units purchased from ebay. Just wondering if this is a common problem or do we have an odd ball vehicle here. Was going to install a used ignitor assembly last tim...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L Misfire VIN: WDBRF52H76
has anyone seen this problem before? misfire started on 2/6--replaced coil #6 misfire moved to 2&3 replaced coils 2&3 only misfires on 2 electrical dictates a software issue--possibly drivers for ecm any suggestions Trouble codes: P0306, P0302, P0303
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1994 Mercury Sable LS 3.8L No Start VIN: 1MELM5845R
This car came in yesterday for a lack of power and cylinder #3 misfire. I completed the full tune up and cleaned the MAF sensor and the repair was good. I took a test drive on the highway and back roads and it ran wonderful. The owner picked up the car and dro...
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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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2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L door locks VIN: JA4MTZ1H43
SUV has door locks working by themselves most of the time . I cleaned and lubed all the key cylinders in the doors , it quit , was okay for a day or two . Now it's back it shop doing it again . Won't do it much sitting still , but as soon as you head down the ...
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 1N4AL11D55
hey guys i have this car that i changed the compressor and condensor also reciever dryer still no a/c the low side reads -30 high side reads 75 the vechicle was doing the same thing before i put all the parts in please help with this one.
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1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais 2.3L Misfire VIN: 1GCDMKLOHM
Have this calais on my bay came from a different shop, after they mess with it for 4 months (on and off)car would not run, found defective ignition module (IDM), replaced it and both ignition coils, got the car to run. When cranking sound like out of timing, a...
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2004 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.2L Passlock VIN: 1G3N152F14
Hope you guys can help. Car came in cranks no start with security light flashing. Scan system no codes stored. reprogrammed passlock and car started. Customer picked up car and everything was ok for two weeks and car came in on the hook for same problem, again...
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2003 Audi A6 3.0L Cuts out VIN: WAUJT64B33
Unfortunately, I need to close this without any additional information. I have not been able to get ahold of the customer to bring the vehicle back in. If I get a chance to look at the vehicle again, I'll revise the posting with updates. thank you to those...
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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L window motor VIN: WBAGJ8327V
All the replies were helpfull. customer had to have car before we got chance to explore further. He doesn't use this feature and doesnt even know if it worked, however we will pull door panel and verify that everything is plugged up when he brings it back for ...
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1981 Chevrolet Malibu Classic 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G1AW35K6B
thanks to all that replied, took a few days to finally figure this one out. Although i had spark i wasnt getting enough replaced dist cap,igniton rotor, plug wires, plugs and vehicle started right up. so again thanks to all that helped.
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1989 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.8L Cuts out VIN: 1G1JF11WXK
Thanks for all the helpful suggestions! After digging through alldata I was able to find a spec chart for injector resistance which varies wildly depending on the different GM setups. These were listed around 12 ohms. I ohmed out the one we replaced already, 1...
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1998 Chevrolet Tracker 1.6L No Start
It's fixed!!! I had several problems. One was my fault. When I reinstalled the belt I did not notice that there were 2 timing marks on the cam sprocket. Once I found one I quit looking! And of course it was the "I" mark. I should have lined it up with the "E...
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1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L relay junction block VIN: 1G1NE52M4W
Well, it`s gone fan do what ECU tells them to do so things are fine for now. I cut the wires coming from ECU to Junction box, and rewired them to 2 external relays with their own external fuses. Donít know if car have some kind of immobilizer inside junction...
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1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W6X
thank you all so much for your suggestions. Some of you said to check the CAT, i haddent thought of that. Some others said to check the wiring to the PCM and the PCM itself. I've had others of these leak and did not know that could happen. Good thing to know i...
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1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GNEK13R13
THANKS TO ALL THE REPLYS.REMOVED THE VALVE COVER AND BACKED OFF ON THE #4 CYL INTAKE AND EXHAUST ROCKERS.MISFIRE IS GONE.ROAD TESTED EVERY THING SEEMS TO BE FINE Trouble codes: P0300.
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1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Indianapolis 500 Pace Car 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Stall VIN: 2G1WX12K6X
first sorry for the delay. customer went out of town. found cracked vacuum hose and replaced. rechecked vacuum readings now at 22 in hg, fuel pressure koeo 52 psi. koer 42 psi. back pressure at idle 0 psi at 2500 less than 1 psi. thanks to all who helped with ...
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2000 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 3C3EL55HXY
I have thrown in the towel on this car!! I did pull the heads and have them pressure tested, milled and a valve job done. The front head gasket (left side of engine) looked like it may have been passing some combustion through it but I couldn't see that the ...
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.9L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, Loss of power/ VIN: 2B4HB15X9X
OK after ending in a dead end several times. I decided to run down the flow chart one more time for the P0132 code. While looking at the scanner again I noticed the post o2 sensor set code P0145 along with P0135.Heater failure! We found no voltage to the heat... Trouble codes: P0132 (pre cat O2 sensor shorted to voltage), P0172 (Rich exhaust).
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1987 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FMCU12T6H
sorry for the late post. i was able to fix this bronco after replacing the computer for the third time. i know! after the second P.C.M i kind of lost credibility in my diagnostic skills! but i order the third one from a different source (out of state)and all i...
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1988 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L Misfire VIN: 1FMEU15H7J
thank you to all that tried to help me test drove vehicle for several days with lab scope attached watching secondairy ignition,fuel injectors,primary ignition and pickup coil without a singal glitch returned vehicle to customer at a big loss to me. luckily cu...
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1993 Ford Probe GT 2.5L Stall VIN: 1ZVCT22B5P
Replaced oxygen sensor and knock sensor for check engine light. Vehicle still dies. Replaced distributor purchased from Ford. Vehicle Fixed Thanks Rich Trouble codes: 2 (crank posistion sensor), 24 (o2 sensor).
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1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L Controls VIN: 1FDLE40SOV
Sorry about the delay, but she was using the RV on a vacation. I got it back and suddenly it hit me like a ton of bricks. I discovered the plenum gasket is sucking air. That's the reason I didn't have good vacuum at the controls after the first repair. I j...
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1997 Ford F-150 4.6L transfer case VIN: 1FTDX18WOV
Transfer case is shifting like it should, thanks to Kirby, who suggested that I check the wiring near the shift motor. which I already had, but he got me thinking, that the wiring is the only thing left. So I exposed the wiring from the GEM (which is behind th...
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1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L MIL Lamp on, CHT over temp VIN: 1FMEU18W6V
Special thanks to Paul and Patrick who put me to looking at the thermostat. I never got an answer to my specific question but much testing and carefully watching Modis "movies" revealed that rather than a set temp for the CHT to set an over-temp condition, the... Trouble codes: P1285, P1299.
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1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA51UXW
Thank you all very much for the help! Clayton from Ontario and Jay from Texas nailed it! Got the vehicle back and checked the carbon canisters, the canister closest to the vent valve had been contaminated with dust and dirt causing the air flow potential to be...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTNW21F3X
This truck is fixed and ths fix is one for the books! The solution came from our local Ford garage. Out of desperation and after completely exhausting all resources including Identafix, I had Kevin Frossard at Northern Motors take a look at the truck and had ...
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2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L slave cylinder VIN: 1FTRX17W7Y
thank you for all the responses. this vehicle is an employees. we resurfaced flywheel and were not aware of the need for shim kit. we will be replacing flywheel and slave
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2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP53283
Thanks to everyone for the replies. The actual fix was a PCM. It was getting hot and causing an internal short circuit and blowing the fuse. thanks again
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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FTWW31P95
Sorry for the delay...was not sure if it was 100% fixed! Did a follow-up [...] today and all is good. Anyway...from a good tip from a local power-stroke specialist, he recommended pulling out the IPR again (even though we just replaced it), and check it. "so... Trouble codes: P0671 (glow plug inop), P0673 (glow plug inop), P0676 (glow plug inop).
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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L 2-3 shift VIN: KM8SC73E65
THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLIES THEY WERE VERY VALUABLE I TOOK THE CAR TO HYUNDAI DEALER THEY KEPT IT FOR TWO DAYS AND REPLACE THE INPUT AND OUTPUT SENSORS AND RELEARNED THE PCM NOW IT IS WORKING THE WAY IS SUPPOSED TO BE.THANKS AGAIN.. YOU GUYS ARE GREAT.
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2002 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L flexplate,flywheel VIN: JALC4B1442
thanks to the people that replied the timing gear set in the rear of the engine was worn and we are awaiting to see if the customer is willing to ok the repair. all of your help was greatly appreciated.
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2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Airbag VIN: 1J4FA49S12
Hi all Thank you guys, I checked the clock spring and it is bad. I called the dealer and they said, the spring is on national backorder, they don't now when it's available! again. The customer has to live with it. Thanks again
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2003 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Charging VIN: KNDUP131X3
Thanks for all of the replies. Most mentioned checking fuses and connections. After looking at this vehicle with a refreshed mind we found a voltage drop going to big wire at the alternator. Matt [...] nailed it. The big wire had deteriorated enough to cause...
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2006 Lexus LS430 4.3L steering assist VIN: JTBHN36F66
Thanks for the input on this un-common problem. The rack had sustained internal damage rendering it inoperative. The nature of this damage is still unknown as we replaced the rack with a factory new one (very expensive). Collision insurance covered the custome...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CL600 5.8L abc VIN: WDBPJ78J61
This request was primarily due to communication problem with the car. The Launch x431 was used for scanning the car and turned out to be the problem. This car was manufactured 3/01 making it a 2001. The MB program would not communicate using the split date ...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L radio VIN: WDBRF64J41
I would like to thank all of you who responded to this problem. I don't know if I will ever know what solved this problem, but we decided to disconnect the radio assy(command) and the instrument cluster for approximatly 10 min, reconnected them, recoded rad...
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1986 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Alternator Belt VIN: JN1HZ14S1G
Thanks for all of your help and suggestions. We stated off by removing the balancer to inspect for separation and found no problems. We then confirmed proper belt alignment. We tried to order belts from worldpac but parts where wrong. We order factory belts an...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D5Y
ok, my fault. i had replaced the wrong cat, i replaced the center cat for the p0430 and the dtc was for the rear cat which is the front one(huh?), the dead give away was that it was completely gutted, so i still needed the center one. ok, live and learn. i did... Trouble codes: P0430.
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1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Wiper system VIN: 1P4GP54L4T
Thank you all very much for taking the time to respond. In my original post, I stated that I had in fact by-passed the switch and all other controls by direct wiring the motor, with the result still being the wipers moving only part way, and then stopping. As ...
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1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L Starting VIN: 1G2NE55M9S
I believe we figured it out. The customer had a remote start installed some time ago and it worked great. We were concentrating so hard on the PCM fuse we missed some good clues right under our nose. I have put together a list of events that happened at differ...
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2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WPOCA2986Y
MOST OF THE REPLIES SAID REPLACE THE OIL SEPERATOR.YOU CAN SEE IT FROM THE TOP. IT IS BLACK PLASTIC BOX WITH HOSES GOING TO IT. IT WAS A BIT HARD TO GET TO, BUT AS WE WERE REMOVING IT ONE OF THE SHORT OIL BREATHER HOSES CRACKED. WE REPLACED THE OIL SEPERATOR A...
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2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L Surge, INT. HIGH IDLE 2K VIN: 1NXBR32E56
TERRY FROM TEXAS WAS CORRECT. RETURNED CAR TO DEALER AND FORTUNATELY IT ACTED UP ON A TEST DRIVE. THEY REPLACED THE COMPUTER AND ALL IS WELL.THANKS TO ALL THAT REPLIED.
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2008 Toyota TUNDRA 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: STBBT54148
A big thanks to all who took time from their day to help. Not wanting to throw parts at this vehicle I swapped the left and right valve and cleared the code. When I restarted the vehicle it set a code for bank 1 valve so I know the valve was the culprit. I cal... Trouble codes: P2442 (BANK2 secondary air injection check vavle stuck open), C1201 (Vehicle Stability Control/engine control system malfuntion).
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Cooling Systems VIN: WVWPD63B0X
Thank you for all your help we ended up putting a thermostat in it had to take the timing belt out the worst thermostat to get to it worked it drove fine no overheatting and no codes thanks again for taking the time to read and respond iatn is the best.
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTH63B41
You guys are not going to believe this, this vehicle was given to me due to one of the other techs unable to pinpoint the issue... when he replaced the MAF sensor with o.e. it came with the plastic casing which he never replaced... he just swapped out the sens... Trouble codes: P0171 (system to lean b1), P0174 (system to lean b2).
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2000 Volvo S70 2.4L Mechanical VIN: YV1LS56DY2
replaced orfice tube. orfice was ripped and system was low. thanks for the help guys.
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2004 Volvo V70 2.5T 2.5L A/C compressor VIN: YV1SW59V34
I attached a test light to the right side of the dash right off the compressor lead wire. Customer stated at approx 95 degrees ambient temperature outside the A/C would stop cooling and the test light would stay on. I suspect the A/C clutch. We are installing ...
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