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2003 Acura MDX 3.5L Unknown VIN: 2HNYD188X3
hello to all. have this mdx in the shop with a intermittent noise when driving between 40-50 mph. it sounds like you drove over a cattle crossing grate or over the drunk bumps on the side of the road, noise comes and gose randomly for about a second or two. c...
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1976 International Scout II 5.6L No Start VIN: 123IHC4567
Have a no spark condition on this old Scout. I'm unfamilliar with this ignition system and can find no service info helpful in diagnosing this ign. system. Appears to have a hall effect sensor in distributor with 3 ohms across both wires. Tested for voltag...
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2001 Audi S4 2.7L noise in steering VIN: WAUXD68D1A
no noise when cold 5 minuet warm up and then you can feel and hear it binding a little it makes the noise with engine running and with it off customer wants me to replace the pump but i do not think that is the problem it sounds like the rack but has anyone ...
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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Cooling Systems VIN: WAUML44E14
Please Help Me Audi guys! I have an 04 A8L Quattro 4.2 belt driven engine. Came to me yesterday afternoon with overheating complaint. Car was at operating temp but very very low on coolant. Filled coolant and pressure tested. No signs of leakage. I thought at ...
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1989 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABB1301K
Vehicle came in with little or no spark. Another tech found ECM faulty and installed a used one with same number. Vehicle will now start and run but when started from cold start it idles poorly and when trying to accelerate is hesitated, stumbles and sounds li...
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1993 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WBACB3319P
So my customer calls and says she went through a car wash and the car was in neutral and idling going through. Got to the end and it stalled and would not start or start and have a high RPM and then stall again. Her Dad comes and some how gets it started and s...
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1995 BMW 325is 2.5L Glass VIN: WBABF3328S
Car is a 2 door coupe (E36) with no door window frames. the left power window mechanically is ok. the problem is when lifting the window with the power window switch the window stops going up and will drop down. you may need to operate the window swith 3 or 4 ...
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1996 BMW 318is 1.9L High Beam VIN: WBABE8324T
I have a canadian BMW 318is which has DRL, high beams mostly dont work but on occasion will. Using available ALL DATA, can not find any good information as to wear proper modules/relays are to test, no high beam relay underhood, have glove box out and no luck ...
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2000 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN6347Y
Hello all, just did intake gaskets, vent plate and throttle body gasket had codes 26/27 now that I am done code 164 ambient pressure sensor code stored, cannot find any information on this code. no performance problem on test drive. Mil lamp came on cannot rea... Trouble codes: 164 (ambient pressure sensor)
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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L Misfire VIN: WBAGL63472
Hello BMW techs. The above mentioned BMW has a misfiring cylinder #3. Compression is at 180, spark plug, coil and injector have been swapped but the misfire remains on cyl. #3. While checking smooth running #3 and #6 are both higher than the rest, around 2.2%....
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2004 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBXPA934X4
This car has been back 3 times while we try and sort this mess out. The first two times it only had the O2 sensor codes. We replaced the sensors and recommended going to BMW for the software update. For some readson the changed the VTG oil and didnt do an upda... Trouble codes: P2240 (P2237 Bank1/bank2 oxygen sensor precat), P0304, P0300 (misfire multiple cylinders), P0171, P0174
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2005 BMW 325xi 2.5L a/c compressor VIN: WBAEU33475
This is my girlfriends car and she want's this thing fixed now! I'm not too familiar with bmw's and their common problems so I'm hoping to get some good advise and direction from the euro pro's. Kristin has had complaint's of intermittent a/c inop for the past...
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1994 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Cruise Control VIN: 1G4CW52L2R
I am trying to fix the cruise control. I have replaced the servo to no avail. Sometimes it will set and function normal. Other times it will not set. I watch the servo position on the scanner and the pcm will command the servo but the servo will not move. I ha...
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1995 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G4CW52K8S
this car came to me on a hook, customer complaint was car would start and run about 15min and die. wait a few minutes and would do same thing. finally was completly dead. my first check found no crank rpm and no mass air flow reading during crank. checked wiri... Trouble codes: P1350 (ignition control opperation), P1361 (ignition control trigger malfunction), P1406 (egr pintal possition malfuction)
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1990 Cadillac Eldorado 4.5L Mechanical VIN: 1G6EL1334L
Still has R-12 in system. Has a SLOW leak that I can not find. Takes about 2 months to loose enough refigerant to turn the low refg. indicator on and the computer turns the compressor off. Had dye in it for ever. Leak tested it with leak detector many times. W...
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1994 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L No Start VIN: 1G6KF52Y4R
Hey guys, got another fun one for ya. I have this caddy that came in for a crank no start. Tested and found fuel pump to be faulty. Replaced fuel pump, filter and pump relay, but to no avail. The vehicle still will not start. Checked connector and when key is ...
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2006 Cadillac SRX 3.6L timing chain VIN: 1GYEE637X6
We pulled codes, and noticed a very ominous sound while cranking engine, of no compression. Checked one cylinder and read 50 psi. Codes were p0011, p0017, p0564, p0008, p1011, p1013. Codes indicated both bank 1 and bank 2 camshafts out of sync or not in park p...
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1968 Chevrolet Corvette 5.4L Wiper VIN: 194678S406
We are having a devil of time getting the wipers to work. The motor works on the bench but not in the vehicle. We are familiar with the wiper relay, wiper cowl safety switch and ground issues. I think I have the wrong wiper motor installed on the vehicle. Th...
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1995 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.1L Alternator VIN: 1GNDU06DXS
We can not get this vehicle to produce a good voltage at idle. With all the accesories on (wipers on, blower on high, lights all on, and in drive), it will drop to around 11.5 volts at idle. Get the idle up to around 1000 rpm and everything is good. Does any...
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1998 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Accessories VIN: 1G1YY32G2W
good evening, several weeks ago we got this vette tow to use because when the car moved over 2 mph the engine cut off.the message said steering column lock malfunction.now according to tsbs this needed a update on wiring and parts.we installed the parts and ev...
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2001 Chevrolet Venture LT 3.4L power sliding door VIN: 1GNDX03E71
1 have 2001 chevy venture with power slidingdoor.when the door is closed manuel its fine.when i open it from the power door switch opens all the way,when i press the button the close it door wants to close comes half way down and opens again.its like something...
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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT LT 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GNDS13S84
This trailblazer has had a rough idle and an intermittent stalling problem for a while. We have cleaned the throttle body and reflashed the PCM with all the latest updates. Came back with same complaint but added that the AC seams to speed up on its own. It is...
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2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L B-Pillar Switch VIN: 2C8GP64L82
Greetings to all, any help will be appreciated. I'm not real familiar with this system (it's my first one). The power sliding doors (both left and right) won't open or close with the B-pillar button. The overhead console buttons work and the RKE fob works norm...
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2004 Chrysler Crossfire 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3AN69LX4
Car came in with a P0410 code. The air pump works, passages are clear, computer will command the pump on. But this keeps coming back, sometimes in 10 miles sometimes in 200 miles. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated Trouble codes: P0410 (Secondary air injection)
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1998 Dodge Stratus 2.4L No Start VIN: 1B3EJ46X8W
customer said that car had quit going down road.we have no 8 volt supply out of cav. #44 on pcm.but if you take the test light and put it on positive battery and probe #44 8volt supply to cam and crank sensor you have voltage and it will stay there until you t...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L acc. drive VIN: 1FDXF47F4X
i have a good one this thing is driving me nuts. we installed a reman engine in this truck around 18 mo. ago it was a jasper engine which offers a install kit that supplies new belts, hoses ect. cust.drove truck about 12mo. with no problems. but since then it ...
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L coolant VIN: 1FTNW21F7X
when truck came into shop it was 4 gal. low.filled and runs cool. cannot find any external leaks and oil shows no sign of water in it.but...have a dark soot stain in coolant bottle. suspect head gasket . has anyone seen this stain before...eric
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2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L valve train VIN: 1FTRX17L62
Vehicle was acquired with partial disassembly of motor. #1 intake rocker has apparently slipped out of position. Besides replacing the rocker and lifter should there be anything else? Anyone have a failure reason to account for this. Oil level is ok and no slu...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L hard start cold VIN: 1FDAX57P54
this truck starts fine hot only cold cranks for 30 - 45 seconds minimum before firing acts like the low psi oil system has drained back where is the anti drain back valve located once truck is running it starts fine shut off leave for an hour starts hard check...
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty FX4 6.0L Engine VIN: 1FTSW21P25
No start on this truck. Was running fine and customer said it bogged down and died. Towed to shop. I have read the archives, but I am not sure whether I should look for a pressure leak, or should I be looking at the fact that there are no injector pulses? All ...
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2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWPW1457
Vehicle runs fine, no drivabilty issues. Has a history of IMRC faults. Currently has a stuck open fault. All appears to be working fine, cleared code and has not reset, but we know it will, along with other random IMRC faults. Has had a new IMRC and pigtail in... Trouble codes: P2002 (imrs stuck open)
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2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMCU96H86
Vehicle runs fine and will pass KOEO test with no problem until red triangle comes on and stop vehicle safely warning comes on. Vehicle will shut down and will not restart. Will not start for between 10min.-1hr. KOEO test at this time will have the listed code... Trouble codes: P1A10 (Hybrid Powertrain Control Module Battery disabled), P0A27 (Hybrid Battery Power Off Circut)
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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Reverse VIN: 1FTSX21P26
This truck came in today with a strange issue I've not experienced before. If you drop it in reverse, it will engage fine and back up fine...but if you drop it into drive, when you accelerate, it will move about a foot and then it feels like it goes into high ...
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2007 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L No Start, Stall, gauges die VIN: 1FDWE35LX7
driver stated bus died at highway speed,gauges died, felt like driving on a dead battery.towed to dealer started up next morning didn't have to jump, alternator and batteries were ok dealer said camshaft code was set,they said that was a result of the stall no...
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2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GTEK19TXY
I have a 2000 GMC Sierra that will not start. Fuel pressure, injector pulse, and spark are good. The truck fires initially, but dies immediately. There is no security light on and I have gone through the passlock programming sequence (30 minute version) withou...
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2001 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L Engine VIN: 1GDFG15X73
Hello. I worked on this van some time ago. I did a intake gasket and tightened the litters. It started up and ran great. The guy drove it around for awhile then he took it for a several hour drive when his engine stops working. Eventually he got it towed somew...
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1994 Honda Civic LX 1.5L No Start VIN: 1HGEG8662R
the fuel pump takes up to 10 min to turn on once the key is turned on. It is strange, you turn on the key and wait for the fuel pump to turn on then the car will start. It seems to me there is some type of timer but i cant find it, any help you can give woudl ...
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2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN46D95
have this vehicle light came on about 3 months ago for same codes someone cleared them and shipped car now im working on it now i have substituded known good o2 sensors and mass air flow sensors and im at a loss no vac. leaks or intake leaks exhaust system is ... Trouble codes: P2237 (o2 sensor pump circuit open), P0030 (o2 sensor code), P0171 (lean), P2271 (o2 sensor stuck rich), P2196 (fuel system stuck rich), P0170 (system too rich)
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LSE 3.2L front/rear wipers VIN: 4S2DM58W0Y
hi there,this vehicle wipers front and rear are not parking normally i have to park them manually.any help will be apreciated thank you again.
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo S V6 3.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, Trans shifts VIN: 4S2CK58WX1
This vehicle came in complaining of hard trans shifts and 'not going in the right gear'. The only code for engine and/or trans was the p1290. The first thing that I noticed was the MIL and a hesitation when applying a hard throttle. The trans shifted normally ... Trouble codes: P0129
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L steering VIN: 1J4GW58N72
hello iatn members, i need your help have a 02 jeep that costomer complained car shakes when brakeing over 60. apon drivng i felt this very bad shake, starts in the front the steering wheel will shake alot keep your foot on the brake the shake will travel thro...
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L T-Case VIN: 1J8HR58245
Hi all, looking for the best fix on another one... This came in yesterday with the Service 4WD lit up and a nice growling noise when moving, worse when turning. The first problem is it has one tire with .359" tread and 3 at .245" - .277", they are all the same...
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2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L current draw VIN: 5LMPU28A9Y
This Navigator intermittently the customer states that the blower will not shut off and continue to run until the battery is complettly dead. It only happens every 3 to 4 weeks. I havn't been able to duplicate the problem. This is real strange situation. I've ...
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2004 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMEU68H04
Vehicle has no communication with genisys scan tool, although I can retrieve codes with state inspection machine. I haven't had any problems with this tool except with some lack of capabilities. It has the smart cable and updated to 2008. I checked fuses and t... Trouble codes: P0128, P0174, P0300, P0302, P0303, P0305
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1996 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22C7T
Hello: Another surging idle mystery vehicle. Thought for sure it was another vacuum/intake leak type of repair. No leaks found with smoke test, mirror exam or spraying with brake cleaner around intake. Removed ISC from bore and plugged with large plastic plug.... Trouble codes: P0120 (Throttle position sensor cicuit A)
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L recirc button/door control VIN: WDBBA48D9J
i have a 1988 mercedes 560 sl that i am having a problem with. i have no control of where the air is coming out of.it also will only temporarily, if it all respond to the recirc push button. it will light but within a minute shut off.the air only comes out the...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBFA67E2R
this 1994 SL 500 town in have problem idle too low and it die out when come to stop ... i scan the car i have only 1 code crank sensor not recognize i replaced crankshaft sensor it the same, customer already change mass air flow meter, throttle body housing (r...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Fuel leak VIN: WDBJF25H6X
Hello all, I have this diesel in for a fuel leak. We just replaced the injectors, glow plugs, fuel lines and seals, both fuel filters, bypass fuel hoses, glow plug relay as preventive maintenance. This was the customers idea, his reasoning is he would rather ...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L Starting VIN: 4JGAB72EXX
Hi all, This car was towed in with a no crank condition. found defective starter. replaced starter, car now cranks but does not start. When access computer have code p 1570 das to ecm. I have read thru some previous posts stating bad keys. Most of the posts a...
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L steering wheel VIN: 4A3AC54H51
I need some help guys! This Mits came in with a complaint of shake in steering wheel between 20 and 30mph.. Verified complaint and it is shaking badly between 20 and 30 in every gear if manualy shifting or in drive then fades away as speed increases.. When at ...
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1995 Nissan Pickup SE 3.0L front bearings VIN: 1N6HD16Y2S
Vehicle has been making this growling noise ever since he purchased it, but now it is getting worse. The outer CV boot on the driver side was torn, and the customer couldn't remember the last time the bearings were repacked. I recommended we replace the CV axl...
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1998 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Converter VIN: JN8R05S3WW
Hi Nissan Guru's, This problem is intermittent, but we can make it happen. It does have a code for TCC solenoid, it's not in trans ECU but in the engine ECU and when driving on the HWY it will start by noticeable RPM change and then start kicking like a miss-f...
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2002 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D12
vechicle came in with a no start as well as a ckp p0335 code so i hooked up the crank to lap scope and the waveform did not seem right after giving the sensor a good wack the car started and came to life but with a number 1 miss found coil melted replaced and ... Trouble codes: P0335
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2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L no fog lights VIN: 1N4BA41EX4
Well this car was in for other miscellaneous work (oil leak at oil cooler, low side ac hose, trans service and rear brakes) Which we did with out any problems. Customer then asked us to look at his fog lights. So I verify they do not work but all other lights ...
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2004 Nissan Sentra S 1.8L Extended Crank Time VIN: 3N1CB51D84
Should this vehicle hold residual fuel pressure? This one will not and will infact completely drains my fuel system analyzer sight glass back into the tank. Is this the purpose of the repair in tsb # NTB05-052a?
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1998 Other GM p30 chassis 350CID Engine VIN: 1GBHP32R8W
We have a 98 Chevy p30 chassis here with a grumman-olson aluminum body on it. The motors shot and we were just looking for some opinions as to the best way to R+R the motor. It doesn't look like it's possible to pull it out the top. In the past we have pulled ...
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1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L blows fuse VIN: 2P4GP44R5W
car came in on the hook engine fuse blows when you try to start it.we unplug all sensors including bcm ecm still when you turn key on it blows 20amp engine fuse when you put a test light into the out side of fuse clamp to live wire it shows a flash to ground i...
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2006 Pontiac G6 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, no throttle input VIN: 1G2ZG55876
customer dropped of vehicle and left the following info: *check engine light on *after starting car, RPMs redline then it idles down *once in awhile it will start then die almost immediately *strangest behavior is that after i put the car in gear, the disp... Trouble codes: P0030, P0036, P0050, P0056, P0068, U0107
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2007 Pontiac Torrent 3.4L no elec assist steering VIN: 2CKD173F87
All fuses are good, has code U0131- lost communication with the power steering control module. Has ECM codes p0689 - engine controls ignition relay feedback circuit low///p1682 -Ignition switch circuit fault ...ALLDATA has very little info on this system..has ...
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2007 Pontiac Torrent 3.4L steering angle sensor VIN: 2CKDL63F27
customer complaint is no power steering scan modules with a modis and abs module has code c0460 check data stream and steering angle sensor stays at 0 reading and does not change. i have voltage drop tested power and grounds to the power steering control modul...
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1992 Acura Vigor LS 2.5L Cuts out VIN: JH4CC2641N
This car was fixed by replacing the alternator. After replacing the reference sensor array, the car initially ran well, then, after an overnight period, when started for the first time the next day, ran very poorly. I was misled by a test, outlined in Alldata,... Trouble codes: 4 (Crank position sensor).
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2004 Acura MDX 3.5L belt chirp VIN: 2HNYD18224
Hello everyone and thanks to everyone that put their experience forward to help me. Alot advised to try an OEM belt and to check the tensioner. I was certain it was typical belt chirp i had heard many times. Joseph in Florida had the miracle answer i needed...
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2003 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L brakes VIN: WA1YD54B23
Cust took car to dealer and they are saying that brake fluid is contamated and needs master cly replaced. as of now i think car is at dealer thank you for all of your replys
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2003 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E03
exactly as Dominic described, the "bleeder valve" that supplies vacuum to the crankcase and diaphram was bad (check valve portion missing) and the breather tube broke when removing also. new parts in and there's no more vacuum in the crankcase, fuel trims lev... Trouble codes: 17519 (B1S1 lean limit reached).
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1999 BMW 540i 4.4L camshaft timing VIN: WBADN6334X
Thank you for all of the replies, in particular Rick from Wisconsin, Erik from Texas, and Dick from New Hampshire. Rick's experiences with these engines proved most like our situation in that aluminum dust/debris from the failed rails was polluting the VANOS ...
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2003 Buick Century Custom 3.1L instrument cluster VIN: 2G4WS52J23
Thank you to those 12 people who responded to my help request.Special thanks to John [...] for the detailed explanation of the pass key system and how to reset it. Most suggested ignition switch and some even told how to check for proper voltage to switch.The...
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1992 Chevrolet K1500 WT 4.3L valve train VIN: 1GCEK1427M
thanks to all who replied, was able to knurl stud, drive back in and by removing ignition coil was able to cross drill and install roll pin, i dont know why i didnt remember this as i pinned many studs in stock class racing engines back when us poor boys could...
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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3G1JC5242T
i apreciate all the techs to help me in this problem,i check all sensor especialy map sensor 107,108,and since i change the computer,that reading map sensor at idle was about 258.to 300.went down to 100 minivolt.and black smoke went out mmotor working good...
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1999 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTCT19W4X
thanks to all replied. lab scope showed clean signal from cam sensor, but replacing the "murrays" part returned the tach signal and repositioning the dist gear 180 deg allowed the retard to be set correctly. IATN truly worthty Trouble codes: P0340.
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2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W91
Thanks again for all the help, i received 30 replys, all said the fuel pump was bad all were right.
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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L drivetrain VIN: 1G1JC12492
thank you every one for your help you all said drums were out of round,and in my posting i forgot to add that i pulled the park brk while driving and did not have any back and forth pulsation so i took all your advice and replaced frt pads,rotors,rear drums,an...
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2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L Torque converter clutch VIN: 2G1WW12E42
Thanks to all of you that replied. I neglected to metion there were no codes. I did the Battery disconnect and holding the terminals together but it did not help. The mass airflow readings were well within specification(fuel trims were +- 5% long term). I ...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GCHK23113
Unfortunatly this vehicle is intermitent enough we are unable to completly duplicate the problem. The customer will drive it until it fails consistently.
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Air Bag VIN: 2GCEK19T33
Greetings fellow techs, Didn't get much response on this one but luckily one of the responses hit the nail right on the head. Steven [...] asked whether the off/on switch for the passenger side air bag was lit up in both the off and auto positions. Sure enoug...
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1999 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Hesitation VIN: 3C3EL45H3X
the fans had nothing to do with this fix i guess thats about the tempature the problem ocurred at it turnde out to be a shielding problem the crank sensor harness was run right next to the distributor and was inducing voltage why this does not happen at lower ...
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2000 Dodge Intrepid R/T 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD76V6Y
I watched the fuel trims while spraying carb cleaner around intake. The fuel trims on both banks went further negative. I informed customer about the intake leak and gave her a estimate for resetting the cam timing and resealing the intake/injector o-rings but... Trouble codes: P0175 (bank 2 rich).
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2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GG22X3Y
putting a new os sensor fix the check engine light. truck has run crappy for me going to let customer have it back thanks again jason Trouble codes: P0132.
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L 3-4 upshift VIN: 3D7HA18N82
Thanks for all the help. We replace the trans. control module and everything works great now.
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2005 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L No Start VIN: WD2PD54425
Rather than get buried in this truck my boss decided to ship it to the dealer. THEY SAID... it was fuel contamination and dropped the tank,clean it, replaced a line somewhere and relaced ALL 5 injectors. Well the first thing I did when it came in was to take a... Trouble codes: P2045 (Ckp position sensor), P2817 (Engine Off time not observred cranking too long I guess).
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1994 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FBJS31HXR
i would really like to thank all of you who replied.(greg,mike,lonnie,matt,patrick,brian,kenneth,anthony & robert) all of the replies were excellent. alot of you mentioned the tps, which i had ran into several times, but forgotten. sweep tested it with my labs...
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1995 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L extended cranking VIN: 1FDLF47F6S
basically we had two issues , one was a bad connection at battery causing a voltage drop at glow plug relay.the second was just a good road test to get all the air out of the high pressure oil pump.
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2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Various electrical items VIN: 1FMZU72E92
Thanks for the input. We actually found different problems here. One was a broken ground wire in the drivers door jamb, this fixed the power locks & power mirrors. We replaced the door jamb switch on the drivers door, this is a very common fault and was interm...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L stop lights directionals
i have tried disconecting the multi switch and the circuit still buzzes ,,, i have ordered another relay and will see what happens ,,, no voltage draw or drop and all the lights work correct to all the fellow technicians THANK YOU FOR ...
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2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Evap temp VIN: 1FDNS24L84
After several weeks of trying to fix this beast, it's finally cool. Thanks to Thomas from IL, Lorn from SD,and Timothy from WI for the guidance I needed for the fix. The previous shop working on the van had replaced the condenser with an aftermarket unit. I di...
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2004 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L alt not charging VIN: 2FAFP71W54
cranked it up and hooked up my volt meter and started messing around the fuse panel and I saw the voltage jump around. The ground that goes to the front of the block was bad. there is a weird bolt that goes in the block then a nut that screws onto it. it had b...
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L lack of power VIN: 1FDWF36PX6
O.K by all of your suggestions, I have changed the engine oil again with rotella t 15w40, drove vehicle with cat. removed from exhaust system, cleaned egr valve, then replaced egr valve & checked passages in intake manifold for coking/clog. turbo is producing ...
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1997 GMC Sonoma SL 4.3L Engine VIN: 1GTCT14W4V
Found that the flywheel was improperly machined. Thickness varied by 0.060". Installed a new flywheel and clutch kit - vibration is gone and engine runs smooth now. Thanks to all who replied, we appreciate the help and suggestions.
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1998 Honda Civic DX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2HGEJ6672W
thanks again to every one who offered there help, as most said i removed iac valve and cleaned and freed up shaft, re-install and everthing is good. thanks again what a great tool to have in your shop.!!!
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1999 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Misfire VIN: JHLRD2842X
Thanks to all who helped. The Cr-v is running great. The technician on the other shop forgot to take his rag from the intake. The intake port on #1 was restricted. I should have looked all the way up though each port. Trouble codes: P1399, P0301.
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2003 Jaguar XKR 4.2L hvac VIN: SAJDA42B03
I finished the service before posting this help request. Both responses said that there were variations of this vehicle that didn't have the cabin air filter. This is an example, one of many, where Alldata has just enough information to get one in trouble, but...
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1J4GZ58S5T
Thanx for all the help and suggestions. After letting the Jeep run a very long time I finally got it to fail only by manipulating the PCM connectors with the PCM warm. I replaced all three connectors with used set since I could not find new ones and have yet...
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Hesitation VIN: 1J4GZ58S2T
Thanks for the help. I replaced the transmission tranducer sensor as mentioned by some of you and all is well after clearing codes. Mike P
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1J4GW58N42
Well it did need a PCM installed a new OEM and programmed VIN and milage and it fired right up. Trouble codes: P0601 (Internal check sum Error).
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2000 Lexus GS300 3.0L Battery goes dead VIN: JT8BD68S9Y
Well, we have (kind of) fixed this car. As Adrian pointed out, the yellow/silver wire goes to the 'key in' switch in the ignition switch. It has been 6 weeks since we cut the wire, and the customer says that EVERYTHING still works properly, and the battery d...
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2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L no crank /ecu VIN: 5LMFU28R34
The right(below glovebox) main fuse box was the problem.I found this because when the car would stall and not start there was a clicking from the IAC when I checked the 2 wires the power had a pulse and was drawn down to 8v not 12v,traced back to main(injector...
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2005 Lincoln LS Sport 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1NHM87A55Y
it did have additional bad coil,and throttle body was sticking,replace throttle body module and refashed p.c.m.so many thanks to the man from texas.
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2001 Mazda Millenia 2.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA22181
While testing car started up and never died again could not duplicate any problem after that point customer is still driving arround. thanks everyone. Trouble codes: P1345 (CMP Sensor Cuicuit Malfuction).
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Stall VIN: WDBCA39D7H
A lot of the replies said to take a look at the fuel pump relay on this, I've got one sitting her but haven't had time to get the car back in. I'll be checking that out next week and will post the results then, thanks for all the help!
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L softop VIN: WDBFA66E1M
Thank you for the quick responses.I forgot to mention that this car came straight from the body shop.The switch is located in the bottom of the door.This switch and bracket from the window were comletely missing,I just spent an hour and a half at the deale...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Intrument Panel VIN: WDBJF65F2W
Sorry for the delay of this close. I have not repaired the vehicle as of yet. She was booked for a later date and never returned. If and when she does return I will update this post after using all the valuable information I received. Thanks again and I hope t...
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