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1995 Audi A6 2.8L starter VIN: WAUFA84A9S
Car came in starter would engauge itself with motor running in park or neutral. Checked for voltage at starter wire found 12 volts at terminal so shut car off in neutral no voltage put scope on lead 0 volts key on engine off. so started vehicle watched voltage...
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1994 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBACB4328R
hi i have a 94 bmw 325i with a no start there is no ground pulse from pcm to injectors,coils or relay for fuel pump i have good grounds and powers to pcm i also have all refrence voltages, the cam sensor has good on and off waveform with labscope but crank sen...
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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGJ832XV
car towed in dead pull code po133 02 slow. got spark and fuel pressure missing injector pulse. 6 volt positive injector connector so why is it so low... crank and cam input with scope show ok Trouble codes: P0133
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1998 BMW 318ti 1.9L transmission VIN: WBACG7334W
clutch went out on vehicle. we replaced with sachs clutch set and everything seemed fine. customer picked up car and 3 weeks later customer called about vibrations from the transmission at about 2500 rpms. when the vehicle came in i could that exhaust braket t...
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1998 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADE6320W
Car is back setting codes: 35 Idle Load Fuel Trim 2 Limit Reached 27 Idle Load Fuel Trim 1 Limit Reached Checked for intake leaks, found none used carb cleaner method, hot and cold and used smoke machine. Nothing. Really lost with this code. Any ideas would... Trouble codes: 35 (Idle Load Fuel Trim 2 Limit Reached), 27 (Idle Load Fuel Trim 1 Limit Reached)
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1994 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L egr valve passages VIN: 1G4NV55M8R
during gasket r&r we have just pulled the egr valve and found it full of milky fluid (like milk shake oil) but oil seems clean. pulling plugs now, but has any one seen this before and what should we be looking for next
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1996 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L excess cranking VIN: 1G4CW53L3S
Vehicle may often have a longer than normal cranking time before starting - always starts and is normal operation without any problem after running. Has platinum plugs, look normal.
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1998 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Starter VIN: 2G4WB52K8W
Has U-1255 code for Class II communications failure in BCM and ABS. Has several electrical issues. heater/blower intermittent operation, intermittent no crank, after engine starts security light stays on sometimes, sometimes after start service engine/ABS/trac...
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2003 Buick Rendezvous CXL 3.4L Driveshaft VIN: 3G5DB03E43
This vehicle has a driveshaft clunk when shifting from Reverse to Nuetral or Drive to Nuetral. Is this considered a normal condition for AWD or will removal and inspection or replacement of the driveshaft cure this condition. One Bulletin I found addresses thi...
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1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Sailing away VIN: 1G6CD53BXP
Hi all Cadillac or GM Techs,Car came in, at idle about 1800rpm, check for codes (27 & 30), replace ISC motor and adjust, at idle ok now (750-800rpm) as soon you put in drive and slightly accelerate, the car will sails away until you stop completely. I adjust m... Trouble codes: E30 (Idle Speed control circuit), E27 (Open throttle switch circuit.)
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2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Starting VIN: 1G6KD54Y3Y
Customer said first the power windows,trunk,gas door were inop,then the next day the car wont start. Starter does not crank no dash lights no headlights,data link dead,interior light works.Battery is fully charged,all fuses and circuit breakers seem to be ok.f...
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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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1991 Chevrolet R2500 Suburban Silverado 7.4L tcc, o.d. VIN: 1GNGR26NXM
the transmission will start off shifting properly, then after a few miles will drop out of o.d. and lock up. and set a trouble code 68. the transmission shop replace the transmission pass through connector with the updated harness and we double checked the con...
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1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Starting VIN: 1GNDT13W1X
This blazer was towed in with a no start problem. It will start and shut off after a couple of seconds, so I know that it is in the anti-theft system. It has a code 1626 loss of communication with the VTD. It says to attempt to communicate with the VTD on the ...
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2001 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 6.0L tow/haul light VIN: 3GNGC26U81
Have no information on this light. I have checked alldata plus mitchell for any kind of information. Found none, wiring diagram dosent even show this light. My scanner (modis) will turn on every light plus sweep every gauage, except this light. dosent even hav...
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1GCHK29U92
thanks to all that have time to help me. scantool misfire data # 7&8 misfire. i have spark. load test & balance test injectors. noid light on injectors. move coils, plug wires, & plugs from 7&8 to other cylinders. compression test 7 @ 160psi, 8 @ 165psi. thoug... Trouble codes: P300
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2002 Chevrolet C3500 HD 8.1L back fires VIN: 1GBM7H1E82
We had this motor apart to replace rings and bearings ie the oil pump pick up a piece of dibriss and locked up. Crank was turned. the problem we have now is truck runs good but after it is warm and restarted it will back fire from intake on first revolution of...
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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 Aveo 1.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KL1TD52624
hello, have o4 aveo here having little problem. vehical came in with codes p0700 and p1781 traced problem to tcm(trans control module), after replacing module now getting code p0300 i don't feel a miss while driving (thats when light comes on and flashes) engi... Trouble codes: P0300, P0700, P1781
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2005 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L 3rd gear free revs VIN: 1GKEL19X25
Thanks for reading this post. I have this Astro van from a good customer who was too cheap to put a reman in, so Since I am capable, thought I would fix the problem with the one he has. it had no 3rd gear I took it apart and found the 3-4 clutch burned up so I...
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2005 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNFK16Z45
Group- I have a flex fuel k1500 4x4 5.3L that sets PO 171 and PO 174 while at idle. The freeze frame data indicates this happens while the engine is at 550 RPM's. I have pressure dropped the injectors and get the same drop throughout. Approx. 15 Lbs. Fuel pre... Trouble codes: 171 (Bank 1 Lean), 174 (Bank 2 Lean)
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2006 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L service stability VIN: 1GNFK16Z66
vehicle came in for routine service and power steering fluid leak. we replaced the power steering gear box for seal leakage aligned vehicle and everything seemed ok. two days later vehicle came back with service stability system light on we pulled code c0455 f...
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1998 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EJ56H2X
Gentlemen, Intermittently vehicle sets misfire faults, engine is not misfiring at all. Replaced all ignition parts in the course of a tune-up, CKP sensor, new distributor. Fuel quality is good, pressure and volume is good. Has been at other shop for same conce... Trouble codes: P0306, P0305, P0304, P0302, P0301
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2002 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2C3AE66G92
Greetings Chrysler Techs, This car came to me after a smog failure for hi NOX and a reported missing EGR valve. All my investigations show that it should have a valve, but there is no part of the system that looks like it has ever been installed, it all seems...
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2006 Chrysler 300 (Car) C SRT8 6.1L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2C3KA73W16
Hey guys, thanks for looking at this one. It came from another shop, but still acts like nothing was done. Very erratic. May stall instantly cold, could run for 2 hours before it acts up. I verified fuel pressure when it stalls, drops approx 6 psi. I captured... Trouble codes: P0700
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1997 Dodge Neon 2.0L Shifts VIN: 1B3ES42C1V
Hi, Got a transmission we just rebuilt that hasnt made it out of the shop. 3 speed 31TH automatic transmission. Drove in with no reverse, no third gear, slipping in 2nd. Burned up front clutch, piston seal deteriorated. Solution: O/H and return to service....
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2001 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP25R21
hi my name is jason oftebro, working for bells auto. having troubles with this caravan, came in for intermitant rough running. customer says it feel like its kicking or cutting out. Scan computer when first brought in no codes were found and no misfire counter... Trouble codes: P0107
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Did not get much time with this vehicle today.Just trying to get some suggestions because the owner is visiting the area and needs the van asap.Car was towed in.C/S CEL was on and vehicle lost power.test drove vehicle and conferred symptom.On a hill when under... Trouble codes: P0300
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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7KA28C74
hello to all you dodge diesel techs. i am trying to diag a cam sensor and i need some guidance please.i have 5 volts on the pink/yellow wire.and what i read on identifix it says i should have 5 volts on the blue/gray wire, and ground on the brown/orange.but,ac... Trouble codes: P0341, P1757 (governor pres.above 3 when in gear)
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1994 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FTCR14AXR
Sent this motor to local machine shop for rebuild,the employee that disassembled the motor no longer works there. My question is, there are 3 oil galley plugs in this block one is 4" long and is pointed on the end, the other 2 are normal plugs. Does anybody kn...
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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L ride control VIN: 1FMRV17L3W
Hey Techs. I have a Expedition that we are converting to coil spring from air bag on the rear. I am sure some of you have made the switch. Now it is my turn. It is easy to disable the pump and the rest. Question is, how do you turn off the suspension light aft...
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1999 Ford F-150 4.2L Accessories VIN: 1FTZX1721X
This vehicle has caused me to waste a ridiculous amount of time and is still not fixed! I'm sure you've all seen your fair share of vehicles like this. The original complaint was that the odometer reading on the instrument cluster (digital readout) had gone bl...
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2000 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDSS34F8Y
Hello HD Ford Techs. This is the first of such an animal we have had in our shop. We brought it alive - 4 weeks ago - after proving that the fellows in the Ambulance shop - had installed a defective camshaft position sensor, and had renewed the PCM and IDM, ... Trouble codes: P0198, P1670, P0603, P1210 (Inj Control Pressure High), P0236 (Turbo Boost Sensor A Perform), P1211 (ICP Pressure out of spec)
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2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L r/r timing guide VIN: 1FMZU67E52
Hello,and thanks for your replies in advance. I have read the fixes in the Fixed Database on replacing timing chain on Right Rear Head, on 2002 Explorer Sport Trac. All say this requires engine removal. Except for one reply from Ralph from Australia on Apr. 16...
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2002 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Surge VIN: 1FMRU15W22
This Expedition had the motor swaped and the eng.has a rev limiter type surge at only 1800 rpm in park or driving.We changed the throt.pos,idle air,cleaned the egr port.Changed the dpfe,all 8 coils,the cam sensor,crank sensor.Of course test were made prier to ...
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2003 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP55U33
fuse #28 has been blowing causing a lot of codes (P1747,P0750,P0753,P0760,P0763,P1451,P1406,P0135,P0141,P015 5,P0161) Suspected the issue to be in the trans when the car first came in so we replaced all the electronics in the trans. Car will blow the fuse any ... Trouble codes: P1451, P1406, P1747 (pressure control solenoid short circuit), P0135 (HO2S11 heater circuit fault), P0141 (HO2S12 heater circuit fault), P0155 (HO2S21 heater circuit fault)
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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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2003 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L overcharging VIN: 1FTVX14545
when driving vehicle it will be driving along just fine and then all of a sudden you will hear a kind of grinding noise and at that time it will peg the voltage meter on the dash. the noise is not present all the time and it does not do it consistently. it can...
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2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L radio VIN: 1FTPW14546
this truck's radio will remain on when key removed and door opened. the door ajar sensors are all operating because the odometer will go on and off according to door open/close. if you press any one of the power window switches on the driver door the radio wil...
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2006 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP56U56
Need to know of a simple way to time these syncronizers? Did not want to have to purchase tool. Thanks Nate Trouble codes: P0340, P0300
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1991 Geo Tracker 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2CNBJ18U8M
vehicle is running very rich,black exhaust smoke.o2 sensor always on rich side .960 volts even by creating manifold vacuum leak.i heared they have ecm problem but not sure if related to emmission problem.
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2004 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L Hesitation VIN: 1GTEK19T84
Hello and thank you in advance for any help. This problem started after the truck got detailed and the engine was washed. This vehicle has a lack of power on acceleration from a stop that started immediately after getting it back from detail shop. Once you rea...
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1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L trans dose not shift. any time it wants to. VIN: 2312312312
Found green corrosion on the trans computer terminals so i replaced the trans module but that did not help. The fluids look good. Ohmed out the solenoids all of them have 17ohms of resistance and the speed sensors about [...]. The trans module has all its p...
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1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: IHGCB7551P
Hello Honda techs: I have this 93 accord LX with idle hunting at start up. I start the car and the idle revs about 10 times before it stabilizes. I had retrieve a blink code for IAC valve and replaced it. Also had code for distributor and replaced. I have adju...
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1998 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Clutch VIN: JHLRD1740W
Hello everybody. Customer originally brought vehicle in for low pedal pressure. They brought their own master and slave cylinder (NON-OEM) which we replaced and clutch performed normally. Two months later they are back with a slipping clutch. Again with parts ...
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1998 Honda Accord LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG164XW
I have misfire codes P0300 thru P0306. Customer had no complaints. Car runs excellent. Ignition parts are not new but they look OK. I cleared the codes and tried to reset the codes but couldn't. Freeze frame data: rpm - 5700 RPM, VEH SPEED - 52 MPH, LTFT - 2.0... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (misfire), P0302 (misfire), P0303 (misfire), P0304 (misfire), P0305 (misfire)
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2000 Honda S2000 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMAP1144Y
First,the car came in with an obvious misfire on cylinder #1,at that time the check engine light was on,(misfire on cyl.#1),so i changed all sparkplugs and ignition coil on cyl.#1.Two weeks later,tha car comes back with the check engine ligth on,The codes were... Trouble codes: P0304 (misfire on cylinder 4)
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2005 Honda Accord DX 2.4L Surge VIN: 1HGCM71585
Car came in with complaint of stumbling & poping at 2700 RPM. Also when this happens Tach is erratic. Check engine light, abs light is on. Check fuses under dash & fuse 18 has no power on either side. 50 AMP multi-Fuse under hood is good. All-Data says #18 Fus... Trouble codes: P0102 (Mass Air Flow Circuit Low), P0141 (02 Sensor Heater Circuit Bank 1 Sensor 2), P0340 (Cam Sensor A), P0462 (Fuel Level Sensor Circuit Low)
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2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8L immobilizer VIN: JHMFA16886
Ok guys this one is my wifes car and its stuck in the driveway. We went away camping for the weekend and when we came back the battery was dead. I hooked up my trickle charger to the car and got juice back. When i did i noticed she left the rear light on insid...
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1999 Hyundai Elantra GL 2.0L power door locks VIN: KMHJF25F5X
hello fellow techs ! door locks blow fuse once in a weeks time , customer can't leave car for any length of time . has any one seen a similer problem with this make & model of car ? any help would be greatly appreciated !!! thanks for your time
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2004 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L Unknown VIN: KMHHN65F4U
my problem is that the when you get into 4-6 gears going at speeds above 50 mph i get a shake that feels like an inner tripod what is odd is this does not happen in the first 3 gears. i did replace the left axle for i felt a slight movement in the tripod but i...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L engine running VIN: SAJDA01D4Y
Very, very strange, Jag engine keeps running smoothly after you turn the ignition off and pull the key out. Other than that, no problems, no dtc's. Ignition cylinder feels fine, car runs great. I think it might be possesed.
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2003 Jaguar XK8 4.2L Harness connector VIN: SAJDA42C13
Hi, This vehicle came in for a driveability issue but during diagnosis our tech mistakenly released the wiring harness pins from the ECM connector and now they will not go back in. He also broke one of the two white plastic pin guide-plates for which we canno...
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1997 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L oil gauge VIN: 1J4FY29P5V
replaced oil sender start jeep up wait about [...] presure drops to 0 mechanical test has 22 lbs hot if i i ground wire it pegs the gauge power and ref all good has anyone run by this seem to be a software problem mybe reflash will help thanks
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L Electronic
Got one for you Mopar dealer techs. Got this 2005 Grand Cherokee Laredo that has the abs and check engine light on. It has no communication codes with the abs module in the pcm, tcm and front control module.When you clear the codes they come right back. The we...
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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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2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L timing belts VIN: SALNY22242
We have this freelander for timing belt replacement.I put the crank on the safe mark and marked the position on the cams in the front cam gears.When we took the tensioner out both cams jumped I thought ,well no big deal we have the cams marked right ? wrong!.W...
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2002 Lexus SC430 4.3L inop VIN: JTHFN48Y52
I have a retractable hardtop on this SC430 that does not work. The switch for top does not light up when pushed open or close. I pulled codes for top and got code B2523 Roof position switch #1 malfunction. I use Alldata it is of no help with location of this s...
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2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L Starting VIN: 1LNHM87A93
Customer complains that sometimes the car will not start. When this happens there is nothing no lights no noise just nothing. Also sometimes while driving or sitting at a stop light the guages will sweep across and the lights will all come on and off. when thi...
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1995 Mazda B3000 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: S4F4CR16U3
Hey everyone, got this code set p0401 egr insufficient flow. egr valve works normal, vacuum pump opens valve and holds. control solenoid is new. dont know how the egr system monitors the insufficient flow.. any common issues? the egr monitor takes forever to c... Trouble codes: P0401
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1993 Acura Integra GS 1.8L valve clearance VIN: JH4DA9377P
Thanks to all the techs who weighed in on what was wrong/what to do about it. I am at a loss to explain what happened, but here is what I did: I would have rather cut the end of the valve a little, but as was pointed out, I couldn't have kept the end of the va...
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1995 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L washer indicator VIN: WAUGA84A4S
Recieved some helpful replies-checked wiring and application-both were correct-owner decided that the low washer indicator wasn't a big deal and ask us to bypass it-so we did-Deke
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Cuts out, Stall, VIN: WAUZL54B0Y
Well, guys and gal's, this one is down the road, while we were going to test the wiring from the ecm it slipped out of our hands up in the cowl and the little thump of it dropping, killed the car. Hmmmm. We restarted the car and did what we failed to do previo... Trouble codes: P1602 (power supply termiinal 30 voltage to low intermittant).
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2005 Austin Martin DB9 6.0L Radio VIN: SCFAD01A85
I have taken the whole system apart and put it back together, there is no odvious issues with any curcuit board. The whole system is network fiberoptics, there are at least 4 seportate units and they run on a fiberoptic in and back out. If any of the units f...
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2003 BMW 745i 4.4L airbag light VIN: WBAGL63463
this ones out the door. seemed the connector for the driver's airbag wasnt releasing the shorting bar for the harness when plugged back into the steering wheel. and the pass. side was the same. the reply about disconnecting the bags to set open circuit code wa...
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2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Mechanical VIN: 3GNEC16T91
YES IT WAS A/C COMPRESSOR THAT WAS THE PROBLEM,THANKS FOR ALL THAT REPLIED
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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L fule to cng VIN: 301JC52412
WELL THANK TO MARK AND THE OTHERS WE DID ALL THE TESTING WE WHERE 90% SHERE THAT IT WAS CNG MODULE BUT COAST WAS $1600 CUSTOMER WANTED ME TO BE 100% BUT WE COULD NOT DO ONE OF THE TEST DO TO WE COULD NOT COMAND THE UNIT HE SAID HE WOULD LOOK FOR UNIT ON WEB AN... Trouble codes: P1202 (alternate fuel engine control module afecm gass mass sensor circuit low).
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2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L rear defogger VIN: 2G1WF55K44
I finaly got the car back in. On further testing I checked for a voltage drop at the back glass. It was 100%. I had checked the circuit bracker in the back of the right dash fuse box. On further inspection the circuit braker you can see by pulling the glove bo...
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1993 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Cuts out VIN: 1B7FL23X9P
Vehicle finally out the door, still cannot explain why I got the symptons, does not logically fit this case. Got to the point of changing parts, which I hate doing, anyone can be a parts changer, tried a new ECM, map and tps with the same problem, backfiring t...
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L oil pressure VIN: 1B7KF23ZX1
Well Guys the Customer never returned. But did have some input if he does come back. I had some say cam bearings & ways to check for bad cam bearings & had one say check the oil pump shaft. Others menchened sludge problems which we dont have this engine was ve...
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D8GP74LX3
I'm closing this message with my problem, went in the following day and the van started for me. The customer came and got the vehicle knowing we don't know for a fact what the problem is. They understood and said if it acts up again they will bring it back. T... Trouble codes: P0351 (primary coil circuit), P0352 (coil circuit), P0352 (coil circuit).
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1997 Ford F-250 7.3L flywheel VIN: 1FTHX26F5V
I put a solid flywheel in,the owner drove the truck 900 miles all things are good, thanks to all who replied.
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2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA5149Y
The fix was change the coi, wires and plugs.It still does not make any sense why there was no misfire codes and could not monitor the misfire data on the scanner.Thanks Mike P
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2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L reverse VIN: 1FMFU16L63
we put a new set of seals and clutches, a new torque converter and everything was fine, honestly nobody could see anything that could have caused the concern.
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2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Valvetrain/Top End
Thanks to everybody who replied. I appreciate your thoughts and time. It sounds like there are some valvetrain and cylinder head issues to watch for. We have been recommended to use the Ford gold antifreeze and are doing so. Also will keep an eye on valve trai...
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2009 Ford Taurus SE 3.5L driver door key pad VIN: 1FAHP25WO9
thanks adam for the advice code on gem module cover worked perfect sorry it took so long for responce cust just returned car today
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1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Stall VIN: 1HGCD5680U
A OVERWHELMING NUMBER OF RESPONSES THANKS TO ALL, REPLACE MAIN RELAY AND STILL ACTED UP. WAS NOT ABLE TO TELL IF I WAS LOSING SPARK OR FUEL BECAUSE THE STALL WAS SO INTERMITTANT AND WOULD RESTART RIGHT AWAY, DECIDED TO TAKE THE STANDARD IGN SWITCH OUT AND REP...
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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM21241
well the majority of everyone was the same that the fuel pump was bad so I replaced it and all is well. Thanks for all your input Trouble codes: P0171.
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2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L interior lights and door ajar lights VIN: 5FNRL18522
tHE VEHICLE HAS NOT YET RETURNED FOR FURTHER DIAGNOSTICS, ALOT OF IDEAS THAT I CAN CHECK WHEN IT RETURNS. WILL REPOST WHEN IT RETURNS. THANKS FOR ALL THE IDEAS I RECIEVED.
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2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Shifts erratically VIN: 2HKYF18633
I may have fixed the problem-by removing the shaft speed sensors and cleaning the magnetic particles off them. I know this might be a temporary fix, and in reality the transmission may be failing, but I tried this step, and so far she has not reported any prob...
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2004 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L Misfire, ign. spark noise VIN: KMHCG45C84
Vehicle has not returned to me as of yet so I will close this w/o fix for now. Much helpful info. was offered to be concidered and I will pursue that if it comes back. Several comments indicated static electric from the acc. drive belts, alt. itself, coil, spa...
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1998 Isuzu Bighorn 3.1L Starting VIN: UBS69GW728
What i found was a bad fuel shut off solonoid. Mike from NZ.informed me that fuel pump was not computer controlled and that the black box on the side of the pump was part of the TPS that controlled the transmission. Also the OBB11 connector was for auto trans ...
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Cuts out VIN: 1J4GW58N63
Thanks for all the replies. The crank sensor was replaced along with the ECM. Also, all coil modules had to be replaced... Again, Thanks Respectfully, Scott
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1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L abs modulator VIN: SALTY1241X
HI GUYS, ALTHOUGH I GOT SOME INTERESTING REPLIES, UNFORTUNATELY NONE PANNED OUT TO CORRECT THE PROBLEM. SOME OF YOU SUGGESTED USING FERODO PADS ONLY AND WE INSTALLED THEM IN FRONT WITH NO CHANGE, WE MAY TRY REPLACING THE REAR SOON. THANKS DAVE
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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L timing VIN: SALME11404
come to find out that the chain did not have enough tension when tightening down the cam bolts, which allowed the timing to get off by a tooth, i hate when these kinds of things happen, thanks to everyone for all your help.
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1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on, RECURRING PO130 VIN: JT8GK13TOR
AFTER TAKING INTO ACCOUNT ALL THE HELPFUL ADVICE FROM OTHER TECHS AND MY CO-TECHS HERE AT THE SHOP A SATISFACTORY REPAIR OF THE VEHICLE WAS NOT ABLE TO BE ACHIEVED. ULTIMATELY, THE CUSTOMER, AT OUR BEHEST, DECIDED TO TAKE THE SUBJECT VEHICLE TO THE LEXUS DEALE... Trouble codes: P0130.
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1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L whistle noise, vacuu VIN: 5LMPU28A4X
Hi all, I'm sorry to say I did not have the opportunity to fix this one. I got serveral good replies, and really appreciate it. I recieved a lot of suggestions reguarding the PCV valve and hoses, but I had already disconnected the PCV hose assy completely, sta...
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2000 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1YVGF2200Y
Unfortuneatly, the information recieved wasn't much help, 2 help messages reffered to the possibility of a distributor problem, but this unit is DIS/Ignition. I check the info that the others gave but to noavail. went to IDENTA/Fix not much help there. This on...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: WBDRN40J73
Thanks ALL for your help! engine wiring harness did fix car, i just wanted to let car go for about a week to be sure no other problems. it did have oil at two pins of ecu and oxygen sensors, but i just cleaned them and advised cust. Engine wiring harness was o... Trouble codes: P0101, P0302 (misfire 2 cyl), P0301, P0304.
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L battery VIN: WDBUF70J93
wow!this is why i love this site.i have alldata and shop keys and neither one gave me any information on the battery.well since i did not have a real draw(amp readings were within spec) i decided to replace the trunk battery with a different brand friday after...
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1994 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N4BU31D4R
Well, the customer declined further repairs, in favor of a newer vehicle. Here's what I found out though: the distributor was at fault for the lack of rpm reading and the ignition code. MAF still stuck at 5.2v. Checked all grounds to the MAF, and the updated s... Trouble codes: 12 (Air Flow Meter), 21 (Ignition Coil Primary Voltage Malfunction).
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1999 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L communication VIN: 1N4DL01D7X
A new ecm fix it thank for you help. by using the lapscope pin #10 16 pin connector there was not digital date
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1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette GL 3.4L 1-2, 3-4 shifts VIN: 1GHDXO3E2W
thank you all for the help. i was hoping for different replies, but facts are facts. remove replace and rebuild trans. thanks and god bless you all at iATN.
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1979 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II 6.7L Excessive Emissions, VIN: SRK39475XX
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. As instructed, this vehicle has dual SU carbs. The adjustment for the lean/rich mixture is via a screw towards the bottom of each carb, at an angle, sort of like an idle mixture screw for a quadrajet. If y...
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2002 Saturn L200 2.2L Timing Chain VIN: 1G8JU54F72
Thanks for all the replies. I decided to do it the right way & not cut corners. I did remove the lower timing cover and set the chain up the right way. I did check it three times before closing it up because it just seemed like a strange procedure especially s...
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2007 Saturn Sky Red Line 2.0L drivers information center VIN: 1G8MG35X57
Thanks to all who took the time. The procedure is spelled out in shopkey and the owners manual and it is not pumping the accelerator 3 times. Been there, done that. Bryce from Arizona had it down. I have gone thru the procedure several times with the same resu...
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2004 Subaru Forester XT 2.5L Timing VIN: JF1SG69624
sent this one to the machine shop and had the heads re done, I think that it overheated to the point of warping the heads so the cams seized in the heads and caused the belt to break.. all is good vehicle is back on the road again... thanks for all the help
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1995 Toyota Tercel DX 1.5L Cuts out VIN: J2EL56D4S0
Thank you all And thanks to Long [...], I installed my multimeter at the ECU to monitor MAP volts and found I had 2.5 volts at idle when it should have been 1.5. While working on this car at some point the voltage went back to 1.5 at idle and the car ran wel...
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1997 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Timing Belt VIN: 4T1BG22K4V
I may never what happened to this engine for sure. I obtained a Borescope to look in the cylinders, everything looked ok. I loosended the Starter, nothing binding there. I feel the problem is in the bottom end., Customer will not let me pull the Oil Pan to exa...
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L starter VIN: WVGEM67L34
BIT THE BULLET AND TOOK ONE FOR THE TEAM...HAD TO DROP ENGINE AND TRANS JUST LIKE MITCHELL SAID. REPLACED STARTER AND POSITIVE CABLE.CABLE END WAS BURNEDE UP FROM POOR CONNECTION
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