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2005 Acura TL 3.2L Unknown VIN: 19UUA662X5
customer complaining of steering vibration at appx 65 to 80 miles per hour. i road tested vehicle and duplicated the problem vibration starts at 65 mph and goes away around 80 mph.problem is that vehicle has new tires front and rear/new wheels on front/new fro...
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1991 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2.0L airbag light VIN: ZARB42N9M6
Thank you for your help. This car came in with several issues, but we have fixed them all but this one. The airbag light flashes constantly when the key is on. It will not test out then go off. any attempt to retrieve codes or reset the control unit have faile...
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2004 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAULC68E74
Car was driven in with 'check engine light on', and really rough idling, performed computer diagnostic, find fault codes 17519, 16684, 16685, 16686. Performed smoke test on the engine, find multiple hoses leaking on pcv system and intake system, must have repl... Trouble codes: 17519 (Oxygen Sensor System too lean lower limit exceeded), 16684 (Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire detected lower limit exceeded), 16685 (Cyliner 1 Misfired Detected Lower limit exceeded), 16686 (Cylinder 2 Misfire Detected Lower limit exceeded)
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WBAAM3349Y
i guess i closes this ticket too soon. i have a 2000 bmw 323i that is not only eating my lunch, but breakfast and dinner are in trouble. this car came in with code p1542 signal pedal travel (in thrttl) pot. 1 short circuit. i replaced throttle per tsb for the ... Trouble codes: P1542
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2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFB3359Y
hey guys, ive got this x5 throwing 033(p01519), inlet cam shaft control bank 1. so far ive checked the wave form of the cam sensor, and it looks fine. good power and ground to the cam sensor also. ive taken out the vanos solinoids tested them and they are work... Trouble codes: 033 (cam control bank 1), P1519
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2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L reverse
I have researched this problem and it seems to be very common in this car. It came to the shop with the customer stating the car had no reverse but when I went to test drive the car it had reverse. I went ahead and drove the car on my normal test route and upo...
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2004 BMW 325Ci 2.5L convertible top VIN: WBABW33424
this vehicle came to me with the complaint that the convertible top would open and/or the windows would open, after the vehicle was locked with the remote. since the car came in i have not been able to re-create the problem, but after locking it with the remot...
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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L key VIN: WBAVB17556
New customer whose square key pops out of ignition slot when pushed in. Customer states this started happening after her car was worked on by another undisclosed shop. Car will run fine but you have to reinsert square key in slot and push it in shut off car.
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1991 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L blower VIN: 1G4CW53L4M
I have a 1991 buick parkave and it has a slider style heat control. It lights up when you randomly switch certain positions and turns off when you switch to others, the blower does not work, but when you maually power the blower it works fine. A dealer said th...
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1997 Buick Skylark Custom 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GNJ52T2VC
Customer brought back today for rough idle after driving this weekend, found code p0300 missfire so check plugs and coil packs, replace plugs due to wear. check vac and found 13" at hot idle. So I removed side panel to recheck my timing marks and they are what... Trouble codes: P0300
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2003 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L abs VIN: 1G6KF57983
Customer said the light came back on. Came back a couple days later with 1227, 1234 both for the left rear sensor and 1232, left front sensor open or shorted but the LIGHT WAS NOT ON. Checked signals, all looked great. Cleared the codes. Road tested about 5 mi...
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start, no spark VIN: 1GNCT18W3T
Ok Techs..need some advice This 96 s10 Blazer looses spark whenever it sits outside for a bit..and its wendy and rainy. The culprit seems to be in the distributor cap.. Condinsation and corrosion.. Simply remove cap...scuff it for a few seconds reinstall and i...
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1997 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L mil is on VIN: 1GNEK13R8V
This vehicle came in with a trans problem DTC p1870 Trans component slipping, we overhauled, that prob is fixed, but immediately afterward we got a MIL with DTC's p0102 MAF sensor ckt. low frequency, p0340 Cam ckt, These codes were NOT there before. We backtra...
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1997 Chevrolet K3500 Silverado 7.4L all systems VIN: 1GCHK34XVZ
This truck was the cause of a fire that burnt out most of my shop last weekend. Supposedly an electrical short caused a fire at or near the steering column which spread to the entire passenger compartment and thru the firewall to the engine bay. Several techs ...
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2000 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L front heat VIN: 1GNEK13T3Y
I have a 2000 tahoe that has good heat coming from the back unit and is controlled separate from the front. The front doesn't blow hot at all. The a/c works for both the front and the back. It is just the heat. Thanks in advance for any help.
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2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WH55K71
greetings to all this chevy set a code for the air injection system.i have checked the air pump and that functions i then checked the solenoid which supplies vaccum to the air valve and thats working.i removed the air valve and when there is no vaccum you cant... Trouble codes: P0410
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2004 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Diff Leak VIN: 1G1YY32G44
We have here a 2004 chev corvette convertible. About 18 months ago, the vehicle came in for a large differential leak. We resealed the differential using the appropriate sealers and new axle seals. Refilled with gm fluid and the additive. Ever since... The v...
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2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L charging VIN: 3GNFK16Z84
Customer stated that bat. light comes on intermittently at idle & charge gauge drops. He also stated that this sometimes happens while driving on interstate. I verified this condition at idle & ran a scan with my Modis. Shows code P1637. When this happens, bat...
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2009 Chevrolet HHR LS 2.2L air bag light VIN: 3GNCA63X19
here we have a 09 hhr that got a pretty good hit.it came to the our shop from a body shop with the air bag light on.so i pulled the codes and it came up with a front impact circuit shorted to voltage.well i found the connector about a foot down the harness not...
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2004 Chrysler Sebring 2.7L Cooling Systems VIN: 1C3EL46R84
hi i have a sebring with a waterpump leak (confirmed) and see that the flat rate time is about 6 hours.how do you do this job in 6 hours the engine is transverse so removing the rad is no help.with the possiblity of bending valves and the fact that it is a har...
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2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C8GF68404
Thanks in advance. This one came in with a check engine light on with a code po426 present (minor evap leak) visually inspected system and performed smoke test and found no leaks . Replaced gas cap , cleared code and light came back on 5 days later . Any help ...
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1995 Dodge B2500 5.2L Cuts out, Misfire, BACFIRE THRU INTAKE VIN: 2B6HB21Y4R
Here we go. Van taken to another shop on and off for a month working on a/c could not get it to work. Cust took van to another shop to have it looked at this shop supposedly made no repairs when cust went to get the van it had a no start condition towed to the...
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HC16X6W
The engine runs fine under all other operating conditions but when put under a load, such as 3rd gear with cruising speed of 50mph, roughly 2400 rpm. the engine sets fault codes for cyl. 3&5 misfire. The cylinder heads have been replaced as well as the plentum... Trouble codes: P0303, P0305, P0300
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Airbag VIN: 2B4GP44G71
Van came in for airbag light on. Codes are No left SIACM message and No right SIACM message. This vehicle does not have side airbags or side airbag modules- only a wiring connector in the B-pillar. The ORC was replaced, same codes, at a loss at this point. tha...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Rocker Arm VIN: 3D7HA18N12
Please need help. This truck came in with a bad miss. we found that a rocker arm had came out from under the cam. and was just sitting on top of head. we checked lifters and valve springs and found no problem. we reinstalled rockarm and drove about 100 miles a...
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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck Sport 5.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 3D7KS28CX6
We do not have this vehice in our possession and have not worked on it. It is a fellow business owner in town and has been to the dealer multiple times for this complaint. I have searched the IATN archives extensively and have found no related cases, so I thou...
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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck SLT 5.9L Misfire VIN: 3D7LX38C06
This vehicle is driving me nuts. I have had code P0205 cylinder #5 injector circuit. At the present time I do not have any codes. I have checked all the wiring from the ECM to the injectors and all circuits measure .1 ohms to .3 ohms. I have ohmed the injector...
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1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation VIN: 1FTDF1721V
This truck began hesitating off the line like a bad accelerator pump in a carburetor a couple of months ago. The customer brought it in because it began misfiring and losing coolant. I repaired the the head gasket but the hesitation is still present. The plugs...
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1997 Ford Escort 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP13P3V
Hello everyone. I am hoping that this is some sort of common problem and that someone will be able to point me in the right direction. I have a recurring check engine light and code p1443 problem. The purge flow sensor was failing to change voltage when the pu... Trouble codes: 1443 (canister purge flow)
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1998 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L Heater blend door VIN: 1FBSS31LXW
I have checked for service bulletins and find nothing on this problem except for blend door problems. Have any of you been through this? I am missing something. Any help would be appreciated.
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1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE1429X
Hey all, my first post. Have a 99 e150 with the p0340 code. Runs very bad, misses, running rich, fouling plugs with fuel. Went to iatn identafix. Tons of hits on Alt and dpfe causing signal problems with sensor. Replaced dpfe(P0401) and unplugged alt and radi... Trouble codes: P0340, P0401
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start VIN: 1FAFP5324Y
Car came in for no start has good fuel pressure, does not have igntion spark or fuel injector pulse, check crank sensor , sensor tests good, sometimes scanner shows cranking rpms and sometimes it does not, once in a while it will try to start as if flooded, an...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWX32P44
Well I'm a gasoline tech and I'm now being asked to work on diesel engines. I've been to some classes and have had some success in the past. I've got a 6.0 wrecker problem child. The driver complained that the truck got harder and harder to start in the mornin... Trouble codes: U0306 (software incompatibility with fuel injector control module), P2614 (camshaft sensor output circuit)
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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW31P75
Heya fellas! Got a doozy here and hoping for your insight. I apologize for the lack of information and diagnostics performed however we have not been able to get the vehicle to start since it was towed into the shop. Customer claims truck started running rough...
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2006 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L torque control coupling VIN: 1FMCU94106
Hey all having a problem with this ford escape came in with massage on dash service 4 wheel drive pulled codes has code 1825 open clutch relay did diagnostic tree ever thing ck ok replaced control module can't clear codes with modis not sure if i have same pro...
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2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GKEC16Z73
This one is probably very easy for you GM Techs.All the right bank cylinders are miss firing .I found TSB 3056 in my ALLDATA , I swapped the O2 sensors position 1 it did not move the miss .The sparkplugs are black (like fuel enrichment problem). I have very go... Trouble codes: P0300 (Ignition misfire -mutiple)
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1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1653X
thanks in advance guys, not a frequent user of this site but have had good advice in past times. So this honda sets this p1491 egr code repetedly, looks like the egr valve was replaced previously. i did test it as per diagnostic charts and the valve opened but... Trouble codes: P1491
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2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Stall VIN: 5FNRL180X2
Engine dies when coming to a stop very intermittently when engine is cold. Runs good and restarts immediately after dying. Customer just bought vehicle about 3 weeks ago and has died about 3 times. No check engine light. No codes. Checked one spark plug, looke...
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2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L steering VIN: 5J6YH18553
Did lots of work on this machine and now it has a very noticeable vibration in the steering wheel between 65 and 70 mph. The vibration seems to come in and out as you drive and be almost too high of a freq to be tires. We rotated, balanced and road force check...
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2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRDR07Y81
Help! We recently installed a used engine in this vehicle, and it now runs with a misfire that appears to be on cylinders number 1 and 3. We have a ckp fault code P1336 due to a chipped flywheel tooth caused by us during installation but while waiting for the ... Trouble codes: P0300 (p1336-), P1336 (testing and results)
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2001 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Charging VIN: SAJDA24C71
Hey Guys, This vehicle got towed in, battery dead. Charged up battery, vehicle started, not charging. Has only three wires going to Alt., Battery positive, wire going to charge lamp, and last wireto 5 AMP fuse in engine compartment. Battery light goes out aft...
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2000 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1K4FF48S7Y
First thanks in advance I recieved this jeep from the dealer. The customer complained of a missfire and overheating. The dealer told him the intake valve had a burnt spot... When i got the jeep i removed the valve cover and it was all milk. The head was cracke... Trouble codes: P0302, P0304
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2003 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GL58KX3
Usual cust complaint sevice engine soon lite on . code po 442 evap. medium leak detected ,some times its on other times its off ... is there any patern failures on these jeeps for this , i have checked all the hoses none appear to be cracked ...is this a leak ... Trouble codes: P0442
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2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJD73383
Thanks in advance for your help and response, this car came in with a slight miss and over heating. We ran a block test and found a blown head gasket. When we finished doing head gaskets car ran good but has intermittent missfire and check engine light comes o... Trouble codes: P0300 (random engine misfire), P0302 (misfire 2), P0304 (misfire 4), P0306 (misfire 6)
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2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY15492
hi group, dont work on very mant of these at all, smoked evap system no leaks found at all, this uses a dmtl in which it uses current to determine if there is a leak, high current its tight, low current it has a leak, dont no where to go from here, has someone... Trouble codes: P1451 (leak detection)
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1995 Lexus ES300 3.0L O/D Inop VIN: JT8GK13T9S
Good Morning to all,need some help from the Toyota/Lexus transmission wizards. Customer brought vehicle in reporting transmission slipping and check engine light on.Trans was one quart low on fluid. Codes stored in PCM for VSS malfunction.This turned out to b...
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2001 Lexus GS300 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BD69S31
installed used engine from a Lexus IS 300 Because the timing belt was broken and broke two valves.We have 1 spark on cylinder 1 & 5 then no more spark until it dies then it sparks 1 more time. We have done the test on Mitchell for a P1300 and then installed a ... Trouble codes: P1300
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2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L ac, abs srs VIN: 5LMPU28AXY
help ford guys, this vehicle came in with an intermittant problem, the first time about 2 weeks ago, I was unable to duplicate the problem. He brought it back again saturday. What happens is that the ac wont work at times, the abs lite comes on and the srs lit...
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2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L rear hatch VIN: 5LMFU28R94
i replace latch assembley, ajar light now off and rear hatch will not open with key fob or from overhead switch. also key pad on drivers door also inop now locks all out of sync, did i do something or does this have to be reprogrammed. Thanks in advance
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2000 Mazda Protege LX 1.6L Noise VIN: JM1BJ2217Y
Thank you for reading this. I can't seem to find the clunk in this car to save my life! I checked the entire rear suspension and found nothing except it looked like the sway bar bushings had moved, so I replaced them. Still there. I checked in the trunk and fo...
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2001 Mazda Millenia 2.5L No Start VIN: JM1TA22141
Ok thanks in advance for everyones help with this little gem...so i get this 01'Mazda Millenia after its been to about three different shops. The whole car is completley ripped apart there are wires and jumpers screws and covers everywhere. This poor guy must ... Trouble codes: P1345 (Cam Sensor Signal Lost)
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2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L engine VIN: 1YVFP84D84
Any help will be greatly appreciated.A local used dealer sent this mazda to me,another shop has told him head gasket,but I believe he thought smoke was from burning coolant.On initial start up,big cloud of obviously oil smoke.Also checked oil level,just barely...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L soft VIN: 1290662F00
hi all,has anybody sucssefully re-sealed the soft top bow cylinders on these vehicles,new are quite expensive in ausie land,
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L Safety VIN: 154MB75SDF
I have a 99 MB E430, window wiper stop working, I allready check the fuses and is power in the swicht and in the window motor, buy I cant's find the relay.
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Airmatic Level control Light comes on VIN: WDBNG70J8Y
Air Suspension Warning keeps coming on and faults are: C1322- Fault with right front solenoid valve 1 C1322- Fault with right front solenoid valve 2 These are supposed to be in the right front axle dampning valve unit.Does any one know where this unit is locat...
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1997 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DV1118V
vehicle came to shop to wire o2 sensor after cat convertor.someone stole cat and tore of pcm harness connector.pre alldata wiring diagram, hard wired.start engine to allow to warm up.ses lamp only comes on when ignition completely turn off and restarted.after ... Trouble codes: P0141
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2002 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEFM55S62
well here we go .this sable has got me puzzled.it has #2 missfire under heavy load cant get to plugwire because of manifold in the way to unplug while running.solus is showing miss in mode 6 for # 2 cyl.what is puzzling is when it missfires the car goes into o... Trouble codes: P0302
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2001 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.5L controller VIN: 6MMAP57P41
after repairing wire i now have a signal to controller. a road test showes wheel speeds for all except rf wheel. dtc reveals lr wheel speed code. tried a used controller same symptom. not sure what to do next. i have data to upload for reveiw if needed thanks ...
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2004 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Electronic VIN: 4A3AA36G13
Hello everyone I replased the engine and ever sinse i have a problem with the transmission goin into limp mode. when you start it works fine but when you come to stop the transgoes into limp mode, it also has a crank sensor code and a cam sensor code, ive repl...
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1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass 3.1L Stall VIN: 1G3NG52M4W
Original complaint - high idle, stalling at traffic lights, hot engine. Verified high idle, was repaired with new IAC motor. Tried to perform idle re-learn procedure - engine stalls every time cooling fans kick on. Noted one fan was disconnected. Tested all gr...
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2003 Audi A6 3.0L soft brake pedal VIN: WAUJT64B43
Thanks to everyone who took the time to reply. I ended up taking out the MAster cylinder and bench bleeding it then reinstalled it.I still had air in the lines so I open up the right rear bleeder screw and did a gravity bleed for almost 45 minutes. Air bubles...
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1990 BMW 735i 3.5L Alignment VIN: WBAGB4318L
Thank you for all the responses, unfortunately we are still dealing the pull issue. We are currently waiting for additional information. I have no further information other than I have already posted.
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1991 BMW 850i 5.0L a/c compressor VIN: WBAEG2310M
This car was in need of climate panel the heater valve was lacking power to valve and the power comes from the climate panel I gave ignition power to valve and is working at this time with all other repairs I decided to patch this up with suppling power all is...
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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L head gasket VIN: WBAAM5334X
Wow! Great responses from everyone. Thanks to everyone who gave me input on this vehicle. I decided to put the head back on and try to re-torque before going any further as many of you suggested. I never even made it to the second torque angle and the threads ...
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2000 Cadillac Catera 3.0L MIL Lamp on, P0411 VIN: W06VR54R2Y
WELL IT SEEMS AS THOUGH EVERY THING WAS WORKING AS IT SHOULD BUT BANK 1 O2 (WHICH IS NOT A REGULAR O2 ITS A LAMBDA SENSOR) NEVER SAW A LEAN CONDITION WHEN THE PUMP WAS ON. TUBES WERE CLEAR NO OBSTRUCTIONS EITHER DIRECTION. ITS BACK PRESSURE THAT IS KEEPING THE... Trouble codes: P0411 (sec. air injection incorrect flow).
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1985 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Stall VIN: 1G1YY0788F
Replacing the ECM fixed a longstanding pinging issue with factory base timing set. So that was a good thing. I didn't replace any ground wires because technically everything should have been fine. Replaced and indexed pickup coil with reluctor. FOUND ignit... Trouble codes: 42 (Electronic Spark Timing), 44 (Lean Exhaust Condition), 45 ( [...] Exhaust condition), 51 (Faulty or improperly installed prom), 53 (System over voltage).
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1997 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado 5.7L 4x4 VIN: 1GCEK19R1V
It turned out to be the transfer case switch on the dash. If it was overnight cold it would work till it got warm and then would not work. I took the switch out of the dash but left it hooked up and if I held it in a certain position it would work (and the lig...
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1998 Chevrolet S10 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCCDS19X3
Happy Monday all! Thank you for all the quick replies! Almost all of you suggested a new OEM fuel pump, which by the way comes with a harness. We replaced that & the fuel pump relay (both directly from GM) and the truck seems fine. We had just recently repla...
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2002 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L compressor VIN: 2CNBJ13C92
Well thats how it is. If there is enough static air pressure in the system it will run the compressor to ruin. The new condensor has a new switch (and drier) with it. Installed a new compressor and all is fine.
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2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 5.3L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2G1WL16C86
Vehilce left the shop and has not been back yet so that I could investigate some of the suggestions received. An appointment is in the books for the vehicle to return next week some time so then I will get to try some things. Thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: P0336 (crankshaft position sensor performance).
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.6L Speedometer VIN: 1GCHK29D26
Checked the signal at the pcm (good) checked at the IPC connector ( nothing). After following the schematic and realizing a few errors in it, I searched the wiring harness again and found that it splits into two gr/white. 1 goes to C/control brake assist etc, ...
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2003 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 2D4GP44R83
Thanks to everyone that replied, I sent my old pcm out with napa for repair, got it back 2 days later and van works great. Thanks again
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1993 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FACP36X0P
It's fixed. Thank you to all that replied. It was the Hall Effect Switch that finally fixed this one. What confuses me most is the square wave on the dark blue wire at the icm never changed when the car was running or dead and cranking. That told me that the H...
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1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L cam timing VIN: 37XK169673
After checking and rechecking the cam posion and finding no reason for the snap on mt2500 scan tool reading to be off, i replaced the exhaust cam gear and still had no change! Lucky for me, i was able to get access to a factory ford scan tool and wouldn't you...
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2000 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Starts then Dies VIN: 2FTRX18L5Y
I believe that the GEM module very well could have been the culprit. However our customer has been out of town and I have not heard from him since posting this help request. I apoligize that I have no firm solution to this problem. If I hear from our customer ... Trouble codes: B1318 (Low Battery Voltage at Module), C1284 (Oil Pressure Switch Fault), B1876 (T-Case 2 WD Solenoid Circuit Fault), B1313 (Battery Saver Relay Coil Circuit Fault), B1302 (Acc. Delay Relay Coil Circuit Fault), B1315 (Battery Saver Relay Coil Short to Battery Positive).
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2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Unknown VIN: 2FMZA51461
Well the customer figured we had the vehicle long enough and took it before it was fixed. Seveal people mentioned a conector in the right rear of vehicle which I beleve is used for optional trailer hookup and the wiring along the right rear of the vehicle that...
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2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Steering VIN: 2FAFP71W14
Thanks to all, we needed to put another aftermarket rack in. Good old aftermarket crap!!! Got to love it. Nate
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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTWW33P05
I removed intake and found big o ring under front of intake to have a split in it. Replaced o ring and all gaskets and all is well now. Thanks to everyone that replied
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1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 4.3L power steering pump VIN: 1GTEK19W0W
installed p/s pump pressure gauge p/s press ok. replace p/s actuator on rear of p/s pump. vehicle fixed.
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2001 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GTHK291X1
Hello all, I am closing this request as time is running out & I will update you at a later date. I suspect injectors but i havent had time to follow up on the info I recieved. Thanks to all for your input.
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1995 Honda Civic del Sol S 1.5L main relay VIN: JHMEH626XS
WELL IT HAS BEEN A WEEK AND I HAVE NOT SEEN THIS DEL SOL SINCE I REPLACED THE ECM. I TEND TO DOUBLE, TRIPLE, QUADRUPLE CHECK EVERYTHING ONCE IT STARTS TO LOOK LIKE ITS THE COMPUTER AND MORE TIMES THAN NOT, FIND THAT IT ISN'T THE COMPUTER. THIS TIME IT WAS AND...
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2006 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD78836
Thank you to Derek [...]. I found the 5/8 hose coupler completly blocked with a Black Widow nest and the the hose fitting going into the body cavity above the rear differential 3/4 blocked with the same nesting material. ... Trouble codes: P2422 (Evap vent valve stuck closed).
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1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1J4FJ68S3W
Thank you for all of the prompt replies. Everybody was right on with their info. It was the neutral safety switch located on the pass side of the trensmission. This happens to be my personal jeep, so I went on the internet looking looking to save some money...
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2001 Kia Sportage EX 2.0L Misfire VIN: KNDJB72321
As noted by several replies the coils are a problem. Contacted local Kia dealer parts department and inquired cost and availability. 10 in stock, good clue. Replaced both coils as the leaking valve cover had softned the boots. Runs well, customer happy, fixe...
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2002 Lexus SC430 4.3L inop VIN: JTHFN48Y52
Removed trunk latch assembly. Cleaned micro switch and top works fine. New rear latch assembly is over $900. Customer is very happy. If switch fails in future we will replace latch at that time.
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF25H6X
Well the car is fixed. I replaced the fuel cut off valve, the fuel temp sensor is intergral to the valve. When I bench tested it it was within specs. approx. 1800 ohms, however after I checked the wiring and the connectors I new I had a bad PCM or a intermit... Trouble codes: P0180.
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L windows,power seats VIN: WDBNG75J7Y
Replies received gave me the necassary confidence to replace left front DCM.All is well.Many thanks.
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2007 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L parktronic VIN: 4JGBB75E57
i have replace control unit for partronic new version of box three version since oe on the car looks like this box if a problem dealer had it in stock need sds to program parameter like width of licence plate contry and so on thanks for the input from all the...
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2003 Mitsubishi Galant GTZ 3.0L sugar in tank VIN: 4A3AA46H23
THANKS TO ALL WERE VERY HELPFUL. ENDED UP REPLACINING PUMP,FILTER (WHICH ON THIS VEHICLE IS IN TANK),FLUSHED LINES(WHICH APPEARED CLEAN),DID A FUEL SYSTEM SERVICE ON INJECTORS,CLEANED TANK AND CALLED THE INSURANCE COMPANY FOR THEIR PORTION OF THE BILL. SEEMS A...
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2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.2L TransferCase VIN: 1GHDT13S72
Thanks for all your replies.I changed the decoder motor(complete from GM),changed the blue GM fluid,vehicle works fine.
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2001 Bentley Arnage Red Label 6.7L Unknown VIN: SCBLC31E31
customer picked vehicle up and has experienced the same issue transmission slipping for a stop light he will take car to dealer since I had very little leads, I will keep in contact with customer to find out the outcome. Stewart
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2005 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5Y2SL638X5
Thanks to you that replied. The repair was a new PCM. Most of you suggested that and that's what I concluded after my testing with the no communication to my scanner. However, one of you (Mark) reminded me that it is covered under the 8 yr / 80,000 mi wa...
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1988 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera 3.3L No Start VIN: WP0JE0933J
Thanks again to all who replied to my help request. My customer just called me today and would not approve any more diagnostic time or any of the repairs and/or component replacements at this time. However I did recheck some of my tests after reading the repli...
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1995 Saab 900 S 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3DD58B8S
After unplugging and reinstalling electrical plugs on the crank and cam and all other sensors,the vehicle started and has been running ever since...customer took for the weekend and hasn't had a problem with it since.Closing this case,but not sure it is fixed....
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1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L ABS, Cruise Control VIN: YS3ED58E7X
Hi again, everyone, and thanks to all who took the time to respond. The problem with this car turned out to be the ABS pump/module assembly. I mentioned that it had been changed. There is a completely different assembly (though it will mount and plug up perfe...
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1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L engine VIN: 4S3BD4355T
This car has been push to the side until I get more time to work on it. The next thing I will is to replace the front drive axles. I will update when I fix this problem--Thanks to all who replied.
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1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Cuts out VIN: JT3GP10V9X
We pulled the timng cover off to verify no slop in the crank drive gear and that the crank woodruff key and slot okay to eliminate a mechanical problem. By watching the waveforms multiple times when the engine started to cut out we finally saw a hiccup from th...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMD63BIX
I found our problem with car yesterday. Appently some had left the moon roof open and the drivers floor board had water under it that had made it's way into the protevive box for the comfort control module and it had corrosion built up in the connectors. t...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA69M25
Many thanks to all the members that replied with such helpful information. At this time the vehicle has not been back with any problems. My service manager has been in contact with the customer over the past few weeks and so far the check engine light has not ... Trouble codes: P0171.
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2002 Volvo V70 2.4L blower motor VIN: YV1SW61R62
Shortly after posting my question the symptom became severe and was clearly a problem.Accessed final stage behind glovebox and verified a control problem.Customer declined to replace CCM at this time.
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