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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L srs
SRS light stays on for 30 seconds after start then goes out. Sets code 20. My scanner says code 20 is passenger seat occupancy detector. Alldata says code 20 is control unit faulty. Anybody know what code 20 really is? Thanks
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1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Interior VIN: 2G1FP22PXR
help chevy guys this z28 keeps blowing horn and courtesy fuse aadata wont come up so no wiring diagrham thaks in advance for help jimmy
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2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Z71 5.3L Passenger Side HVAC Controller motor VIN: 1GNFK16Z04
Hi All: Just wanted to drop a note to the group before I dig into my AllData info to see if someone can shoot me a quick answer on the location of the passenger side HVAC controller motor on this Burb. This is the heater control valve, as they used to be call...
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1994 Chrysler LHS 3.5L no fan and no a/c clutch VIN: 2C3ED56F7R
car came in with no cooling fan or a/c operation. replaced pcm and fans started working. now no a/c clutch. bcm gone bad?
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2005 Chrysler Crossfire 3.2L Door locks VIN: 1C3AN65L85
Car is driving us,and customer nuts. Sometimes key Fobs, will not lock or unlock vehicle. Fob signal is good, lights flash on vehicle, and Fob signal strength measures strong, but no lock actuation. Wires test good between Skreem and BCM, for opens, shorts to ...
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1998 Dodge Dakota 2.5L Tank filler neck VIN: 1B7FL22P4W
Hi Dodge tech's This truck has a problem when you try to put fuel in it. You have to go really slow or it spits back at you or the nozzle keeps clicking off. We looked for info concerning this problem no luck. Checked the filler neck it looks OK, but seems lik...
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L overdrive VIN: 1F4ANJUUEG
hi all and thank you in advance for any help. i need advice on this 98 windstar with a code po734, incorrect 4th gear ratio. the trans shifts fine in all gears including od when cold but once it warms up it will not go into od. it stays and pulls fine in 3rd g...
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1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: AFP53U8XC2
Hello Techs and thanks for taking a look at this. This Taurus is back for the 3rd time for a code P1450. On the first visit the tank was dropped and an actual hard kink was found and repaired in a plastic vac line above the fuel tank. Car went home with MIL ou... Trouble codes: P1450 (Cannot bleed up Evap System)
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2004 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L Pcm fuse 1 VIN: IGKFK16Z44
Thanks in advance for all the techs help. The vehicle is my next door neighbors and the fuse pcm 1 keeps blowing. I know the fuse feeds the pcu, the canister purge solenoid and the fuel module. Has anyone ever had this problem before? I called a friend at a lo...
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1989 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1HGCA6163K
This 89 Honda accord 2.0 with 2 bbl carberator 5sp manual shift, idles very high when started, then with a few pumps on the gas pedal it idles down. But once you put it in 1st gear it dies and stalls, starts back up then it idles very high, now while idling hi...
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1J4GZ58S1W
I have a 1998 Grand Cherokee ZJ 4 .0L Straight engine not a V6 or V8. It has done 150,171 miles.The problem that i am experiencing is that the engine is Misfiring when idle and it has been consuming too much fuel and it is giving out smoke on it exhaust. The D... Trouble codes: P0171
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1998 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L No Start VIN: JM3LV5238W
We have a 98 Mazda MPV. It came to us for an oil leak concern, no engine running complaints. We did locate oil leak from cam seals and removed timing belt and related components. Replaced cam seals (1 was severely torn) and hydraulic tensioner.We removed the i...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L CAN Com's VIN: WDB2030452
I have been involved recently as everyone else has given up, I have used the alldata buletins and wiring diagrams to check all I could. I found the known fault with the leaking transmission plug and the trans fluid had made it's way all the way up to the trans...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CL600 5.8L Misfire VIN: WDPJ78581A
using scanner found cyl nu 6 always misses when in drive under load less misses when in park it goes in shots of 6 to 7 missing at the time, i syspect coil pack right side but let me know if you have any other ideas, also some brocken vent hoses that are now r... Trouble codes: P0306, P0305, P0310, P0307
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1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L tachometer VIN: 1NL48JFF89
i get a hertz signal from white wire that goes up with rpms voltage stays .765 volts, white wire comes directly from ecm and it shows it might tie in one place on diagram but doesnt say where, im going to try an analog rpm tester tomorrow, but would like to kn...
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1997 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Brakes/lock-up VIN: WP0CA2980V
We are working on this 1997 Porsche BOXTER. The brakes on this vehicle initially used to lock up only rear right tire, and the padel would stay low, we would have to manually lift the brake padel and the rear right tire would dis-engange. Upon further testing ...
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2003 Saturn L200 2.2L Transmission shifting VIN: 1G8J75N893
Need help from the Saturn gurus! What I have here is a 03 Saturn that when your driving down the road and floor the accelerator it will not shift until I let off the pedal some! It was diagnose as a internal transmission problem, so we replaced it. After test ...
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2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDC21V92
i have this 02 vw cabrio that has code p0121 that sets within 5 minutes i checked the tps voltage at throttle control module and it was good then i checked the tps voltage at the ecm and it was there also 4.2v koeo at idle and .7v at wot which is normal i have... Trouble codes: P0121
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2003 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L ABS RR wheel speed sensor VIN: 3G5DB03E33
Thanks to all that have replied. For those that suggested the harness be replaced as well were right on the money. Opened up the old harness, on the side that connects to the sensor, and found green corrosion all over the socket and into the wire (inside of th...
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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Misfire
The fix was a new dist. A new ign switch, Thanks to all that responed to the post. Thanks
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1998 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on, Low idle vacuum VIN: 1P3ES47C0W
Well, thanks for the replies! I forgot that the Chryslers like to shear camshaft pins. My own Sebring did just that several months ago. I checked engine compression and it was very good - 180, 180, 170, 190. This fix however was related to the egr being stuck... Trouble codes: P0172.
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1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L compressor clutch VIN: 1FAFP42X2W
Okay, I don't like to throw in the towel, but on this one I finally did. Some additional information: 1-the clutch air gap was fine, I was not receiving voltage from the CCRM to the clutch. 2-I do not have the ability to see the power steering cutout for the a...
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2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTRW07L51
thenks for all the replies, Iatn rocks!! We pinched off all the lines and problem was still there. Took a while to get the abs unit but fixed the problem!!! We noticed some things while we were replacing the unit. First, one of the two rubber caps on the u...
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1995 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L Distributor VIN: 1GKFK16K0S
Many Thanks goes out to everyone who gave their input. A lesson well learned. When I realized just how poorly the vehicle was running initially, I should have informed the customer that there could be other issues involved other than just the other shops di...
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1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L power steering VIN: JGFTYHDGYV
well after rechecking everything in the suspention and not finding nothing i replaced the rack again and that solved my problem
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBEA30DOM
Hello to all,WEll it's fixed After many frustrating days,Ilike to thank all the replys,and special thank to Andy [...] from Great Britain. on the mark the lower hose from the injertor distributor ad pop off sometime we overlook at thind like that.Thank to all...
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2001 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start VIN: JNICA31D21
Thanks for all the help. One reply was to check motor mounts forshort. No luck there. Also checking the wiring harness for a short by the right front strut tower was suggested. Again no luck. I think the car is gonna get sent to the graveyard which is kinda s...
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2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Stall, RPM hang up VIN: 1N4DL01DX1
Thank to all you great guys who replied. Unfortunately, none of you hit the bulleye. Most of you pointed to idle relearn which I performed using my X431 scanner - to no avail. I even replaced IACV valve for the chance that it is sticking intermittently, but th...
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1996 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L no power to compresser VIN: 1P3EJ46C9T
I still have no testing on this car.So this what I did. I have heard that these transducers on high side hose go bad.Ihave no spec.on testing so i got a used one.New one is 115.00 dollar.The use one turned comp.on but elect. fan would not shut off with or with...
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2003 Subaru Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on, won't fill with gas VIN: 4S3BH67543
After checking to see if the canister and valve were open (they were) and finding that the canister hose going to the top of the tank didn't seem to be "breathing" correctly, I decided that pulling the tank and inspecting the devices on top was where to go nex... Trouble codes: P1443 (Vent Control Circuit Fault).
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2000 Toyota HILUX PICKUP 2.4L ignition VIN: JTFDS62640
Hey guys as always you were on the button . I can call it a fix. On my next visit I'm positive I will have her running . Thanks to all you guys once again.
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