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1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L timming belt VIN: WAUBG34D7W
this car was towed in, no start condition, when cranking has the timming belt broke sound, only has 60 lbs commpresion. Camshafts are still turning, but i cant find any diagrams that show how to check and see if everything is in time. All I can find is how to ...
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1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Electronic VIN: WAUBG34D0W
Vehicle came in with ABS concern. Replaced ABS module for the problem, however, after removing the old module we lost the display in the information center that indicates the gear selected. After we installed the rebuilt module we still don't have a display fo...
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2000 BMW 728iL 2.8L Surge VIN: WBAGH410X0
Engine often flucture between 1600 rpm to 2000rpm when the car run at about 60km/h (it often happen when shift from 4-5 ,sometimes shift from 3-4 it would happen too).But if you change to M mode at this time the car would run good. Checked with GT1-no code. Lo...
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2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Suspension VIN: 5UXFB33563
this X5 has ECH 1 or rear axle air suspension only. We had no comunication with the old control module. We ordered a new one and did the initial instalation with Autologic and then a GT1. We set the rear axle height and everything seemed good. Just when we wer...
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1986 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L engine VIN: 1G1YY078XG
We installed a Jasper reman engine due to lower engine problems and can't figure out what is makeing this car overheat. We installed new water pump, thermostat, cooling fan, radiator, cap & hoses. The engine temp would not stop riseing. Temp got up to 255 and ...
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1998 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEC13R6W
has po300 misfire but cylinder no 3 and 5 have the misfire at ilde, at 2000 rpm its just cylinder 5 has the misfire. Trouble codes: P0300
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Speedometer VIN: 1GCHK23173
This vehicle has an inoperative speedometer. Resistance of VSS is 1400 ohms. The PCM does see a vehicle speed and it is displayed on the scan tool. Cruise control works, and no codes are stored. After researching the circuit on Alldata and a Mitchell book, it ...
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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1JC52F54
Good day people. I have this Chev Cavalier that will intermittently not start. When the problem occures the engine will start then stall after 2 seconds. It will do this a few times then start and run fine. Usually when the key is turned all of the way back th... Trouble codes: P0455 (EVAP system problem)
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2005 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.5L Wiper Blades VIN: 1G1ZT52825
OK, I have this malibu that I replaced the wiper blades on and now I have a rattle or flaping noise in the cowl area While driving. The blades were bought from GM part # [...]. The parts man said these are the correct blades for this car. You can...
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2006 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L Electronic VIN: 6728968976
does anyone know of a relearn procedure for the blend door actuator. when you turn the knob for heat the actuator keeps turning and does not stop. causing the gears to make a clicking noise. thanks brian
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2007 Chevrolet Avalanche LTZ 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNFK12347
Hello IATN This is my own truck I Cant figure out why i get these codes. Replaced O2 Senser b2s2 OE part and codes will come back next day. Checked Power and return and resistance of the wiring and compared all readings to bank one. Watching the heater amps on... Trouble codes: P0056 (HO2S Heater Control Bank 2 Sensor 2), P0060 (HO2S Heater Resistance Bank 2 Sensor 2), P0161 (HO2S Heater Performance Bank 2 Sensor 2)
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2002 Chrysler Concorde Limited 3.5L Misfire VIN: 2C3HD46R72
Hello everyone, We have this 2.7liter r engine thats driving us crazy. the veh came in with cyl misfire, coils 1,3,5 no spark. & iac inop witha p0508, iac curcuit problem. We checked the coils, iac and all the wiring and found nothing wrong with either one. so... Trouble codes: P0508, P0351, P0353, P0355
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L data stream prndl VIN: 1B4GP44RSY
when you shift the van into reverse the abs light comes on - data bus goes down on transmission , abs , and body systems. the moment you take it out of reverse the data comes on line abs light goes off and the cluster comes back on line *** only does it when r...
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2002 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L suspension VIN: 1B4HR48N22
Hello all, I am working a 02 durango that came in with a popping noise on a hard turn in both directions. We found that the upper ball joints were worn out so we replaced them, it did help. We then lubed and checked the the control arms for possible wear or lo...
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1D4GP34373
hi guys, i have this 03 caravan that will intermittently no start. it almost sounds like the old ballast resistor problem it sparks as soon as you leave up on the key from start to run. ive checked ckp, cmp signals to pcm both good. swaped coils, asd relay, ...
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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck TRX4 5.9L trailer lights VIN: 3D7KS28C46
i have checked the vehicle and found that the totaly intergrated power modual (tipm) has an internal fault. this is a close friend and he just bought this truck. i'm trying to save him some money. has anyone ever opened up one of these modules and found a prob...
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1989 Ford Ranger S 2.9L Starting VIN: 1FTCR11T8M
firewall is broken where clutch master cylinder goes through not allowing clutch switch to go all the way to let engine crank. ive heard it is a common problem.this is the first time ive seen what is the correct repair for this.do they make a plate or somethin...
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1995 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L o/d light VIN: 1FMDU34X9S
I am working on this 95 ford explorer and it will intermittently stop pedal response for the customer will not do it for me though when I have it. he says it runs fine but no throttle response. Now he brought it back and the o/d drive light flashes constantly....
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1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FALP11J4S
Ok, pulling hair out time (Still have a couple left). This vehicle came in stalling occasionally, worked out it stalls once warmed up, can keep it running by touching accellerator, checked and cleaned IAC, MAF, no change. No codes. But found intermittant loss ...
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Electronic VIN: 1FAFP53S7W
car would die when put into gear reverse or drive so we replaced the tcc soleniod problem solved but now the car idles high and low while in drive but if u toggle the overdrive switch off its ok and this is at idle, also if u switch to 2nd or 1st its ok. if u ...
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1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6535X
Customer complaint of start and stall; also cuts out. Found codes for MAF so replaced MAF due to high failure rate with them. Vehicle runs the same. Tested power and ground to sensor and they are good. Noticed on scanner that engine load is 38% when not runnin... Trouble codes: P0102 (maf/vaf circuit low input), P1100 (maf sensor intermitant)
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2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FBNE31L6Y
whistling noise coming from engine area when hard on throttle at the shift point, and on decell whistles also, sounds like bottom of intake whistling, but doesn't run rough like a vacumm leak , please help
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2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Unknown VIN: 2FMZA51461
I'm really in need of help from a ford guy here. I have this Windstar that will stay parked for days and days at a time. When the customer needs to use it the battery is so low nothing comes on. A jump start works fine and all is well the rest of the day till ...
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2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMCU04182
Vehicle came in with loss of power and multiple cylinder misfires. Only code P0356 (ignition coil primary circuit). Cylinders #3,4, & 6 were dead. After running test, questioned coil drivers so we replaced p.c.m. with no change other than code P0356 did not re... Trouble codes: P0356 (Ignition Coil Primary Circuit)
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2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTRW07L73
When truck first came in it had no CEL. but showed a memory code for P0320. checked IATN for past references to this code and found only one refering to the crank sensor. I scoped it and it didn't look right so it was replaced. On test drive vehicle was still ... Trouble codes: P0320 (Ignition engine speed input circuit malfunction.)
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2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FDXE45P26
customer was driving down the road and vehicle just stalled like some one shut the key off, won't start back but turns over good. checked injectors for pulse and nothing i need some further suggestions thanks
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2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L cluster assembly VIN: 2FAFP71W96
I have a police car that seems O.K. when started and driven. Then out of the blue the cluster panel lights up like a christmas tree with all Idiot lights coming on, the needle guages freeze up and odometer goes blank. At times only half of these items work, an...
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2008 Ford Mustang 4.0L Drivers Tensioner VIN: 1ZVHT80N58
OK Ford Techs-Help. Body shop replaced belt tensioner assembly. I do not have access to a Ford tool(418-F395) to test harness so I substituted an 1.8 ohm resistor and ran test. Light out and code gone. Simple right! Well without that special tool I can't prope...
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2009 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L brake controller VIN: 1FTPX14V99
Owner purchased new & didn't have factory trailer brake controller option, had the small storage cubby in its place. Called Ford & ordered controller, removed cubby & installed. All wire connections were there & plugged in as normal. Controller comes on & ligh...
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1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Stall VIN: 1HGCD5680U
vehicle originally came in for an oil leak, we repaired and also sold to new axles, 2 days later vehicle was towed in for a no start. diagnosed no spark and sold customer distributor. vehicle left and was all fine. until a week later customer stated car was st...
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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM21241
po171 lean bank 1 stored in system. Customer complains of a poor idle at stop lights and then it will stall. This only occurs when the fuel level is at 1/4 tank or lower so he says. He also complains of excess crank time when it is hot. So far both times I hav... Trouble codes: P0171
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2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L hvac controls VIN: JHLRD77432
car was seating 3 days when owner came back hvac controls where not working and heater control unit lights where flashing, tried to pull codes but 67 is not part of the chart,at the same time this lights are flashing about 4 relays are clicking under hood,look...
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L engine VIN: 1J4GW48S81
please help before this thing drives me nuts, customer complains of coolant loss but no puddles in the driveway. System pressure tested and I found a small leak from the water pump weep hole, and another from the thermostat gasket, replaced leaking parts, re t...
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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Surge VIN: 23242556X4
chrysler guys? help me here if you can i have an 06 jeep cherokee laredo. everytime i put the vehicle in park wait about 5 minutes the rpms will soar to 1500 the drop to 500 and keep on doing it till i shut the vehicle off. there are no vacuum leaks that i can...
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2001 Kia Optima LX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: KNAGD12611
We are the third shop to be blessed with this car. When it's cold (first start or after cool down) it runs very poorly until it warms up. First start idles at 8 deg. advance and after warm up it idles at 28 deg. advance in park. When warm and in gear will idle...
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1998 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L blend door actuator VIN: 1LNFM81W1W
Howdy ever one! Got a verifiable Time Vampire on my hands (again)! This one came from an a/c shop. It sets codes 24 and 25. And the blend door actuator just spins continuously. It has broken the blend door off. The other shop tried two different control heads ...
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1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L whistle noise, vacuu VIN: 5LMPU28A4X
Hi, thanks for taking time to read this. I have a 1999 Lincoln Navigator w/5.4 DOHC in the shop that has a very strange whistle noise coming for the engine compartment. I am 95% sure it's a vacuum leak, even though there are no lean codes or any other codes in...
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1999 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L brake lamp VIN: 1YVGF22C6X
hi everyone. this 626 lx came with no brake light at all. tail lamp and turn signal working.the wire feed stop lamp have power, but only soon you put the bulb in. the voltage change from 12.67v down to 0. i disconnect all all connector at tail lamp and check t...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L battery VIN: WDBUF70J93
hey guys,this benz has a battery that goes dead overnight,the battery in the trunk is new and tests good,my question is what does the auxillary battery do,and can that affect a draw or cause a draw,the readings are taken at the trunk battery.any help would be ...
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1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4DL01D5X
help me guys. i just replaced the timing chains, etc on this car because one of the guides came apart and chain was slapping against timing cover. car is all back together and now it wont start. it is a crank no start. if i depress the accelerator pedal, it he...
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2002 Nissan Frontier SVE 3.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: BF2FFREDEF
Sorry guys car is gone did not have correct vin. 2002 Nissan frontier customer says on long trips truck will loos power,stall and cluster will stop working. Have not been able to recreate problem. Has a mutiple missfire code in history light will come and go. ...
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2005 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L NATS (Key Identification) VIN: 1N4BL11D85
Vehicle came in for an intermitant crank no start. Found code P1615 IMMU Communication (Immu is unit on key cylinder that recognizes signal from key). Could not verify concern, vehicle started everytime. Cut an additional key and reprogrammed both keys to vehi...
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11DX5
Hello and thank you! Iatn members before hand. This car is driving us Crazy. We did a clutch job on this nissan, and all went well as soon as we finished the job we went ahead and started the engine up and it developed a dead miss. we went ahead and disconnect...
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1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette GL 3.4L 1-2, 3-4 shifts VIN: 1GHDXO3E2W
when in drive transmission slips and will not move. pull trans into low gear and shift manually all gears work. with vehicle on jack stands transmission shifts through all gears at proper speeds. can someone out there tell me if this can be fixed without rebui...
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2005 Other European Copper 1.6L Starting VIN: WMWRF32040
First time we saw this Mini the car would not start in the morning. Cranked just fine. Checked for codes and tested the battery. No codes. Battery had less then 8volts cranking. We changed the battery. Cranking voltage stayed up above 10volts and the car start...
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1998 Plymouth Voyager SE 3.0L Heater Control Head VIN: 2P4GP4532W
I have a 1998 Plymouth Voyager SE . The A/C and recirc buttons flash. I have done the calibration/diagnostic test as per Shopkey . Hold the rear wiper and rear wash buttons for 5 seconds and all the LED's on all the buttons light for approx 5 seconds then the ...
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1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L hub aassy. VIN: 1G2NE52E3X
Vehicle came in with ABS codes C1226 and C1233. Replaced with an Auto Z part. Lasted about a day. Then I replaced hub assy. with a Timken bearing and it was about a week before light came on again. Wheel speed sensor readings on scanner are all the same on a r...
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1992 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOAB2968N
we have this porsche in our shop. It came in with a steady check engine lamp on. we pulled codes and got a code 15 idle circuit fault open or short. we have the durametric software and while whatching data i could see at times the throttle switch for when the ...
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1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Misfire VIN: WBSBG9329V
Need some help from Porsche gurus out there: this boxter is running in 5 cyl, found cylinder #3 misfiring due to not recievieng injector pulse from computer(power ok, but no switching ground signal). Compression on that cyl tested ok. continuity on wiring harn...
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2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L ABS hydraulics VIN: YS3ED58E4Y
Hello group, Having no success bleeding brakes on this 9-5. Customer complained of the usual check engine, ABS and traction lights coming on intermittently while driving. Found ABS module no communication code in engine ECU, condemned the ABS controller. Inst...
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2007 Saturn Sky Red Line 2.0L drivers information center VIN: 1G8MG35X57
Hey guys, Thanks for looking. This will not give the ACKNOWLEDGED prompt after holding the reset button for more than a min. The index shows 0. As soon as you restart the car it comes back on. Any help would be appreciated as the customer lives in excess of ...
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1999 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Keyless Entry VIN: 4S3BG6850X
G,day folks! Customer brought his own Transmitter (key phobe) w/instructions, for his keyless entry system. (Factory installed) The problem I'm having is I cant locate the programming button, according to Subaru. It's located on drivers side under dash, beneat...
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2000 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4S3BE6861Y
Thank you all in advance for your help. This car belongs to one of my tire techs, so he is still learning. I have been supervising him along with my line techs. just needing a new direction to go or if someone has run into this before on these models. When hi...
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1995 Toyota Tercel DX 1.5L Cuts out VIN: J2EL56D4S0
ENGINE ON TAKE-OFF HAS NO POWER UNTIL RPMs INCREASE. WHEN ACCELERATING FROM A DEAD START ENGINE WILL SOMETIMES BACKFIRE SPIT AND SPUTTER SOMETIMES STALL, ONCE THE RPM INCREASE RUNS SOMEWHAT BETTER.
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1996 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HJ85J6T
hello i don't know if anyone has had this problem but this landcruier has a intermittent bank one lean. every time it's at our shop all my fuel trims are ok. i road test to see if i can get my code and all fuel trims are good no vacuum leak, smoke test intake.... Trouble codes: P0171 (b1 lean)
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2004 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L abs VIN: 4T1BF28B94
have this avalon with a abs code of c1301/42 malfunction. checked all wiring that is affected by this all good. dont have equipment to test translate ecu or abs ecu. alldata tells me there posible problems. brake fluid level sensor circuit is good. is this a c...
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2004 Toyota Highlander 3.3L spark VIN: JTEDP21A04
Well she didn't get a new master key and now the alarm led is flashing and immobilizer is cause of no start. Cranks no start. Has code B2799 in engine and B2795 in Immobilizer. B2795 is Unmatched Key code. She does have the cut key but I/we don't think it is...
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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 1.8L Engine VIN: WVWBD63B65
Car came back in with cel on P3081, SO WE REPLACE THE COOLANT SENSOR WITH AN UPDATED ONE. A week later customer says low coolant light begins to flash and engine over heats. The main problem now is pressure buils up , pushes the coolant out of the jug and th...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA69M25
Need some help on this one. This VW will keep setting a PO 171 lean code. Smoked intake system for leaks(none found), inspected all vacuum hoses, checked the oil dipstick tube for cracks- all good. I had replaced the mass airflow sensor for low gp/s readings w... Trouble codes: P0171
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1995 Volvo 960 2.9L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YV1KW9612S
This is my car . The problem started with getting close to hot going up a hill on a 95f day. The AC was on. I got home and parked it and the fans were running as usual. The white arrow on the dash was flashing. I tried to start it a couple of hours later and i...
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2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABM3345Y
FIRST THANKS TO ALL THAT REPLY ,EVERY BODY WAS RIGHT ,AFTER WE REPLACE ORIGINAL SPARK PLUGS ,THAT TOOK CARE OF THE MISSING PROBLEM,LIKE I SAID ON THE UPDATE THE "PCV" DID THE TRICK ON THE SMOKING OIL ,CLEAR CODES BUT THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME BACK ON WHIT T... Trouble codes: 104 (control vanos exaust), 106 (control vanos exaust), 238 (misfire cyl1), 242 (misfire cyl5), 241 (misfire cyl4).
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2002 BMW 745Li 4.4L noise VIN: WBAGN634XD
Thanks Guys you saved my tail again. I received good responses from Patrick [...]. There is another Bulletin that AllData didn't have in the 02 bulletin list. I didn't find it until I got to the 05 m...
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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L doors VIN: 5UXFA53552
Thanks to all who replied, excellent advise. When the vehicle arrived we used a pneumatic wedge and a long reach tool to tap the door lock switch, two pulls on the driver door inside handle and it was open. Pressing the door lock switch on the console allowed ...
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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L Misfire VIN: WBAGL63472
Sorry it has taken so long. We are in the process of getting approval from the warranty company. We are going to replace the intermediate shafts and levers as most of you suggested. The inspector wanted to see something "damaged" causing the fault but I could ...
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2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L engine VIN: WBAEP33412
THANKS TO ALL WHO RESPONDED, WE ENDED UP REMOVING INTAKE MANIFOLD TO ACCESS FAULTY PCV AND REPLACED ALL BREATHER HOSES. I JUST CLEANED/BLEW OUT DIPSTICK TUBE, CHANGED OIL & FILTER AND THIS SEEMS TO HAVE CURED THE PROBLEM. I ALSO ADVISED CUSTOMER TO CHANGE OIL ...
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1995 Buick Century Custom 3.1L struts VIN: 1G4AG55M7S
thanks for your replies, I replaced strut mounts and struts again and the noise is gone! yes all of the strut mounts had bearings in them and all felt good in my hand but when installed they would bind, two sets just alike. thanks again for your replies STEVE
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1998 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L temp control VIN: 1G4HR52K2W
Thanx for the info. I had tried to reset the temp reading like my mitchell repair suggested with no change, so I replaced the outside air temp sensor & the problem is solved.
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2000 Buick Regal LSE 3.8L instrument cluster VIN: 2G4WB55K9Y
First, I want to say thank you all 13 members replies my post.I have to r/r instrument cluster to get p/n number.I can't get p/n from Tech 2.I order instrument cluster from dealer and finish the car. r/r instrument cluster time about 25 minute. Again thank...
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1999 Chevrolet Metro 1.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C1MR2260X
Well we believe we have this one fixed. Thanks especially to Robert, Thomas, Carl, Gordon, & Jeff. We ended up changing the egr transducer & cleaned out the passage. The passage was maybe 25% plugged(wow does the intake side ever have a small passage!), but ma... Trouble codes: P0400.
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Coolant Fans VIN: 2G1WF52E21
We installed a new bcm, than had it programmed at the local dealer. Fans are working properly and all is good. Thanks for all the replies Dana
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2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Window VIN: 1GNDT13SX5
I replaced the passenger side window switch cluster and the window now works. The only thing is when you push the button to put the window down it goes uo and vise versa. I asked the customer if she wants it flashed so it will work properly she said no as long...
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2006 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9L compressor VIN: 2G1WS55136
I would like to thank all of the techs who respond to my request. I woud like to thank Jackie [...] who were right with it being a bad compressor. First I changed the expansion valve because they are known for going bad. After...
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1997 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4C3AU52N9V
HELLO FELLOW IATN MEMBERS I FIRST WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT THIS IS THE TIME WHEN I REALIZE HOW IMPORTANT THIS SITE IS AND ITS MEMBERS WHO OFFER HELP. I RECIEVED 10 RESPONCES AND ALL WERE RIGHT ON THE MONEY..THE CODE I WAS UNSURE OF WAS P1496 WHICH WAS "5-VOLT SU... Trouble codes: 1496 (manufacturer specific).
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Electronic VIN: 1D7HU18Z22
Hi All, Sorry for the delayed response. First I will explain the shift interlock system: This vehicle has two shift locks. One first one locks the actual selector and is needs to be energized to unlock the selector. This is normally locked when the vehicle is...
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2002 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L stall when stop VIN: 1B4GP45R72
After 2 days, the customer came back with check engine light on which shows P0601(internal control module memory check sum error), so I recommanded to replace the ECM first. The customer might came back to the dealership to which he spent lots of money. My mis...
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1995 Ford mondeo 4.0L Stall VIN: PASSBWAS8D
thanks all who replied i now believe this vehicle needs reprogramming in order to make the diagnostic plug work car idles customer happy car gone thanks
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1999 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP10POX
I cleaned the IAC and throttle body, and replaced the short PCV hose at the PCV valve. If it acts up again, I recommended replacing the IAC valve. As far as the hose from the booster check valve having vacuum, it is normal.(that was my main concern) John from ...
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2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L chk eng light VIN: 1FMZU73E5Y
The pcm was at at fault...we could grab the pcm connector and get crazy readings from the ect sensor---pulled the pcm and when twisting the case we got more crazy readings...replaced the pcm and reflashed--all is well..
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTNW21S12
Guys I hate to say it but i had to wave the white flag on this one. We did find out some things about this truck later we didnt know when we first posted. The side that was missing had a rebuilt head that the other shop had installed. We called the supplier of...
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2004 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L low beam VIN: 2FAHP71W04
hello everybody,i replaced the lighting module,that took care of the problem.thankyou for your advice
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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Engagment / Shifts / Reverse Relay VIN: 1FTNF21506
After extensive scope testing / bypassing speed sensor, range sensor, vref and grounds we put a used PCM in and all is well. All inputs were rock solid, only the outputs were being affected. Should have gone with the PCM 30+ hours ago! On a side note for Tod,...
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2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L cv joint VIN: KMHWF25S14
thanks for all replies, turns out it wasnt a cv issue at all.It was the incorrect oil pump timing, there is a 2 to 1 ratio balance shaft behind the pump i figured tht out the next morning when i started the car and it shook the dash and as the car warmed up it...
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LSE 3.2L front/rear wipers VIN: 4S2DM58W0Y
sorry it took so long to get back to you,i wos waitting for the costumer to find his own part,replaced alarm module,fix the problem
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2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L No Start VIN: SALTY12462
Hey guys sorry for the delay in posting this FIX. I'm not sure where to start but here goes some of you pointed to the fly wheel being cracked or broken so i pulled the inspection cover off and checked every inch of it that could be seen and couldn't find any ...
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1996 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22C7T
Hello: The usual "I don't want to spend any money on this" reason from the customer and non-communication from the used car dealer that unloaded it on me. The reason I replaced the MAF with the TPS code is the software I am using (snap/on) lists a MAF failu... Trouble codes: P0120 (Throttle position sensor cicuit A).
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1997 Mercedes-Benz S320 LWB 3.2L Hesitation, ASR light flashes VIN: WDBGA33GXV
Well Folks, as much as I would like to say this ones fixed. I cant because after scheduling the customer to come in and let's try this, he has not come back. I think he might be thinking he can live with it. After writing this request I kinda had this epiphany...
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1991 Mercury Capri XR2 1.6L No Start VIN: 6MPCT0360M
Thanks for the response, it ended up being a broken wire in the harness from distributor to knock module. This was caused by another shop routing the harness incorrectly after clutch cable replacement.
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2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L engine control 2 fuse VIN: JN1CA31A3Y
Thanks guys i sure do appreciate all the help as of now im still seaching for the short but you have sent me in the right direction with all your replies but i believe im getting closer. the customer bought a new car and gave me the car for what he owed on a p...
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1988 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L Engine Blower Fan VIN: WP0AB0918J
Well, 100 dollars and a few days later I now have a factory correct shop manual in my hands. Still no info on operation of manual heater system however wiring diagram is much better. Apparantly pin 10 of the relay is not what mitchell says, a temp sensor, it...
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1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Crank sprocket VIN: JT3HP10V2W
My first thought was heat but I guess I just needed to here it from somebody else. Just a little bit of heat and the sprocket slid right off. Thanks a bunch to all who replied, this sight is the best.
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2003 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L fuel smell VIN: 9BWFP61JX3
Thanks to all for the helpful ideas, I think the top of the fuel tank might be it but I have not had the car back in yet but hope they will soon. Another shop locally suggested to check the splash pan for oil soaked into the insulation so a little clean up lik...
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1989 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1AX8848K
replaced crank posistion sensor. that took care of it thanks to all that helped
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