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1997 Acura RL 3.5L drl/low beam VIN: JH4KA9652V
vehicle came in last week with intermittent headlights. Every few minutes of driving the headlights would flicker and/or become inoperative. Whilst testing the circuitry, I noticed that when I tapped gently on the DRL module, the lights would act up. So bought...
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1992 BMW 525i 2.5L water pump VIN: WBAHD5316N
I have repeat waterpump falure on this car. Originally replaced waterpump in june to repair coolant leak, pump was supplied by the owner. Car came back in august for coolant leak, again it was the waterpump. Customer supplied a BMW pump. Car is back in today w...
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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5335X
Daughters car, she calls me several times telling me it wont accelerate and will only go 30 mph. like it is in limp mode. Snapon brick shows 211 code for an idle speed motor jammed? per the archives it sounds like I need to replace the throttle body? am I on t... Trouble codes: 211 (idle actuator mech. jammed)
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM634XY
Okay we did a cylinder head gasket, it cam back with vanos codes and a exhaust cam sensor code. we had the vanos set up and replaced the exhaust cam sensor. during that repair the resistor for the ignition broke on top of the valve cover so we had to order a n... Trouble codes: P0173 (fuel trim), P0130 (b1s1), P0170 (fuel trim b1), P1189 (fuel control), P1188 (fuel control), P0150 (b2s1)
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2007 BMW X5 3.0si 3.0L low brake pad warning light VIN: 5UXFE43577
I have replaced the front and rear brake linings as they have been worn down almost to the metal, destroying the front sensor also. Left front (only one) brake thickness warning sensor is replaced with dealer part.Low front brake lining warning light and messa...
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1995 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4CW52KSH
hi everyone, this buick was towed to me. the customer told me that the tech she gave it to repair had skipped town after telling her it needed an intake gasket and grabbing down payment money.i open the hood to find a mess of parts just thrown in the engine c...
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1994 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Coolant missing VIN: 1G6KY5291R
Hi everyone. One again need your help for a missing coolant case. Car come in with radiator leaking. before Replace a delphi one, wait to cool down & fill out the coolant and crank the engine with no water come from resevoid ( to made sure head gasket still ok...
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1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Steering Tilt & Telescope VIN: 1G6KY5492X
Went to drive this vehicle today and from previous help request I explained that the power seat on driver side is inoperative. I wanted to move the steering wheel in and up to make more room for me to drive but the wheel did not move in any direction. I plugge...
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2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L heater VIN: 1G6DP56765
everything looks good still no heat. has anyone run into this before?
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1997 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L timing chain VIN: 1G1ND52T7V
Vehicle returned, would start but could not run well enough to drive, a lot of noise from timing chain area. Upon tear down found, found chain sloppy opposite side of tensioner and appears to have jumped. after inspecting all the components we had replaced I a...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.8L abs module VIN: 1GCEK19V2Y
this truck activates abs low speed, is very random, previously wss signals didnt match r/f was way off, replaced r/f hub assy wheel speed sensors signals via data list now all register correctly (no abnormailities that i can see ) just looking to see if anyone...
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2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Lighting VIN: 2G1WH52K33
I had to replace BCM.when I programed it I was stupid and didn't program the driving lights(fog Light). Of course the bcm saids it is secured and can not be change.Is there any way to do it without replacing the BCM again,I have A tech2.Thanks John
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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Rear vertical motor VIN: 3GNFK16Z23
Driver seat is not functioned at all, 30 Amp CB is good, checked and replaced the control module under the seat. Now, the rear vertical motor has no power to it when depressing the switch. After chasing my tail and put the vehicle on the back burner for 30 min...
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2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L MIL Lamp on, VERRY SLOW FUEL FILL VIN: 2G1WT58K37
as soon as the fill tube is full you have to stop and wait for it to drain down. there it a (roll over valve in inlet of tank ?) it is not stuck. i think there is one in large vent going to evap canister you can blow through these and canister, vent valve ,and... Trouble codes: P0446 (evap sys. prob)
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1998 Chrysler 300M 3.5L vehicle speed input and output VIN: 2C3HE66G2X
The vehicle after repairs were made still has codes for input and output speed sensors and range sensor. As well as changing out the TCM. Also if you turn the wheel or hit the dash the speedometer will jump to 50 mph. Sent to auto electric shop and they couldn...
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2000 Chrysler Intrepid 2.7L trunk release VIN: 2C3HH46R7Y
Customer states , most of the time, when she steps on the brake, the trunk pops open via the electric release. Looked it over and found no wiring issue. We suspect a possible BCM but will check over related wiring again to be sure. Anybody else ever have one d...
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1996 Dodge Caravan 3.0L No Start
I have a no start. I get spark one time during cranking and then no spark. I replaced cam sensor, cranck sensor and coil pack. Scanned with a drb, showing cam and cranck sinc. I can fire the spark plugs with the drb but still have no spark after the ininital c...
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2001 Dodge Dakota 4.7L exhaust VIN: 1B7GG2AN51
Hello all This one needs an exhaust system from the manifolds back suppliers are having a difficult time. Y pipe with converters(2) is no longer available. I'm told the replacement has to be a one converter pipe ...however we have 4 O2 sensors to reapply. Co...
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L monitors VIN: 1B4GP25351
Hello to everyone. Another shop sent this vehicle to install used pcm and flash to latest cal. We also changed vin. The # on the pcms were one digit off, but we were told it would work fine. Our problem is reseting monitors so that it can now have emissions te...
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1997 Ford F-150 5.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 2FTEX08L0V
anti-freeze in oil engine has no oil in it. it runs great
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2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L fuse F9 VIN: 1FAHP3831Y
car towed in fuse f9 blown replace fuse runs and drives fine. charging system ok,growns ok,fusible link at alt is ok.Found no problems battery was replace drove 7 miles ok.customer drove car home next day car blew fuse!towed back to us replace fuse car is ok ....
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2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Electronic VIN: 1FTM123NDS
Hi,I'm working on a 2000 ford wndstar with 3.8 ltr engine.The problem I'm having is the speedo alwalys shows 20 km under the speed limit no matter how fast or slow I'm driving. The snap on scanner shows the correct speed but the dash does not. I've replaced th...
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2003 Ford E-350 5.4L front brakes VIN: 1FTSE34L7H
HELLO IATNERS' I have a 2003 ford e350 that has a pull problem nd pulsation. this truck has been in the shop several times for pulsation and pull left. Its recieved several different calipers in the front and rotors. I have put the factory pads in it with limi...
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2003 Ford E-550 Super Duty Custom 7.3L engine oil leak VIN: 1FDAE55F83
We have this e550 with a huge oil leak and have no idea where it is coming from.The oil drops out of the starter hole.This truck sat for 8 months and soon after it was put back in service developed a oil leak.We could see the high pressure pump leaking so we r...
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2003 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L lites VIN: 1FDXF46F23
exterior lites stay on with head lite switch removed does not have day time running lites and vsm replaced cjb but it did not fix help
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2006 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L reverse VIN: 1FMEU65E16
transmission was throwing 6 gear code. replaced [...] from stock with 1000 mile same year, code is gone and shifts smooth through 1-6 but wen it goes into reverse there is a hesitation and hard shift diff checks good as well as driveshaft and axles, no...
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2006 Ford Mustang 4.0L Airbag light flashes / hard code VIN: 1ZVFT80N46
Got a fun one for you Ford guys: B2295 - always sets / airbag light flashes - stays off for a second and then flashs. As mentioned this is a salvage title car that a used car dealer picked up and had to put new front seats in. The original seats were stolen a...
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1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1HGCG5540W
took out ignition lock cylinder to ensure no broken peices inside housing, after removal, the lock cylinder will not reinstall back into the housing on the steering column. was easy to remove, just need any sort of reinstallation procedure, any help would be a...
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2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L engine VIN: 1HGCG55632
Neighbor's car uses 1-2 quarts between oil changes.No obvious leaks.No spots on 1 year old driveway,parked in same spot daily.He has oil changed at quick lubes,tire stores using 5w20.90% of his driving is highway. I could not find any TSB on this problem.Any h...
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2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L MIL Lamp on
any help would be aprreciated. Trouble codes: P0325
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2005 Hyundai Tiburon SE 2.7L cooling system VIN: KMHHN65D35
Hi, I have this 2005 Hyundai Tiburon, 4cyl. 2.0L I have just changed the head gasket and rad and now I cant seem to get the air out of the system. The temp sensor only goes to about 100 degrees c and the car does not overheat. I have checked the impeller on th...
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2005 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L engine missfire VIN: SAJWA01U35
thank you to start with...car was towed to shop with severe over heating. no coolant and no leak. ran scanner on it and got po300,p1635,and i can't remember the rest.i ran a compression test( all above 150 psi )i don't know a hella alot about jag's.could some ...
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2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L speedometer VIN: 1J4GL58K12
I have a odd one here. An 02 Jeep Liberty without ANY ABS. I have a nonopt speedo. We have replace the BCM two times, The first one we had the pinion factor/tire size programed. I have repalce the speed senser at the rear diff. Testing: I have 9.5 volts leavin...
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2001 Kia Rio 1.5L monitors VIN: KNADC12381
This vehicle will not complete it's monitors. Commute time is 1.5 to 2.0hrs a day. Customer would pull into the shop,leave the engine running, Plug in the scan tool and maybe one or two would complete. The comprehesive monitors only. I figured if a back up fus...
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2001 Kia Sephia 1.8L no od VIN: KNAF812915
at times it feels like overdrive is not working and gets no indicator light. when button is pushed nothing happens.. must shut off vehicle then restart in order to get button to function. problem is intermittant but resolution is always the same.. replaced tcm...
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1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L Starting VIN: JT8UF11E6P
Customer brought car in for a "no start" symptom. After Diag, technician confirmed that the starter needed to be replaced. After replacing starter, the car would start but it sounded rough, and it would take several cranks. All the wires seem to be in tact, no...
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2008 Lexus IS250 2.5L engine, noise VIN: JTHCK26288
Hello, we have this 2008 lexus IS250 in shop, there is a loud ticking noise at idle, seems to be coming from pass valve cover, looks to be a fuel pressure regulator attached to cover may even go into the cover, unusual ticking noise from that area, when raisin...
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1995 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1LNLM82W05
when car is started cold, car runs fine. after running for around 5 minutes it begins to misfire. traced to cylinders #1 and #6. when you remove the spark plug wires from those 2 spark plugs no difference is made. we have good spark at the plugs. we installed ... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr insufficient flow detected), P1408
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2005 Mazda 6 i 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFP84C65
Hi first time posting thanking everyone in advance for their help.I'm trying to replace the knock sensor and I can not find it on this engine nothing on the back of the motor fairly open there I suspect it to be under the intake manifold a lot of work to remov...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L valve train VIN: WDBFA67FXT
vehicle arrived with this noise. Valve covers were removed to find broken rails and jumped timing. I am familiar with these engines, Mercedes are all I work on.I replaced rails, chain, MB tentioner, cleaned rail material out of the sprockets and retimed. Upon ...
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1997 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D1V
Vehicle came in with the MIL on and a P0443 in memory. Testing found no problems with the system so we replaced the solenoid as I found in the archives this is a common problem. Code come back, retested and still didnít find anything. When still double checkin... Trouble codes: P0443 (Purge control solenoid)
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1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera LS 2.5L Motor mount Bracket VIN: 1G3AJ19R2G
Help, I have this Oldsmobile Ciera 2.5 liter with a broken bracket on the upper dog bone mount at the motor. This part is obsolete from GM and I cannot find any of these vehicles left in the wrecking yards here in California because the state wants them all cr...
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2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.2L Turn Signal VIN: 1G2NF52F12
Fellow Techs, thank you for any advice. First vehicle came in w/o to replace multi switch. Came back couple days later complaining the problem still there.. Now the service advisor tells me the whole story. Complaint. When signalling Right the right front tur...
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2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Starting VIN: YS3FB49S83
Help!!! This car came in for frt end work.Waited over night on hoist for parts.Battery dead the next morning.Charged battery and vehicle will not start.Cranks but won`t fire.Has codes P0638 throttle act.range/perf.B1-P1523,Mfr Ctrl Veh Speed/idle ctrl/aux inop...
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2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L Steering stability VIN: YS3FD59Y86
When tech was on road test, took sharp right turn, heard loud noise and "steering stabilizer" light came on (and now, few weeks later air bag light also but might be unrelated). We could not get codes, but took to dealer and got B015805, p082706, b386704, b26...
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2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L No Start VIN: 4S3BH6750Y
Howdy Subaguru's, In repair history you will see that the customer self installed a used engine. Engine has not started since installation. I am the third person to look at this. First thing I checked was timing marks, no marks on belt, so the marks on cams a...
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2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF65651
Customer has been back 3 times since this work was done. All 3 times with a check engine light on with a P0420. We replaced the gasket between the engine pipe and the convertor the first time it was back because there appeared to be a slight leak there. Second... Trouble codes: P0420
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2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L shifting , turns VIN: 4S4BP61C97
Hello Subaru techs. We did a trans service on this car. We refilled the trans with approx 4 quarts of dex 3 per alldata's service procedure. After servicing I noticed a bad shutter on tight turns. I then searched the fix database and learned that dex 3 is not ...
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1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT3HP10V0X
Vehicle came in with a P1133. I found the TSB #EG012-01 for replacement of the A/F sensor with OE#89467-42030. The vehicle was running sluggish and when started it had some black smoke. I ordered a A/F sensor from worldpack using the O.E.# and I installed the ... Trouble codes: P1133 (A/F Sensor Circuit Response Malfunction)
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 3.0L Surge VIN: 4T1BF30K52
hi [...] looking for a throttle body relearn procedure on this camry. int. dies after new battery. and the torque converter is turning off and on at cruise. ive cleaned throttle, no codes, egr not the problem. thanks for any input.
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1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L low heat VIN: WVWGG83A3T
removed dash and inspected all flap operations normal. always have air out of center vent in all positions. noticed all flap doors have large circular holes in them (allowing air to bypass flap redirection of air) should all flaps be covered in foam or are the...
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1987 Volvo 245 DL 2.3L Starting VIN: YV1AX8858H
Help,this volvo came in with a intermit grind noise for cold start.Looked at both the starter and the flexplate,both were worn.Installed new starter but still have noise.When acting up can see starter disengauge then reingauge making the noise.Checked for loss...
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2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L Coolant gauge inop VIN: YV1SW53D41
This is a used car trade in for a customer of mine. So they don't know any history. It came in for a check engine light. It was for the coolant sensor. Found the sensor unplugged, I plugged it in and the code stayed off, scan data shows it reading correctly. I...
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2003 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Drive-axles VIN: YY1CZ91H63
Thanks in advance. We replaced the front propshaft CV joint on this xc90 12k ago for a clicking noise when cold. I believe there may have even been a TSB for this. It may be here for the same issue again!! I'd like to know how to find this TSB if it exists. I ...
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2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L radio VIN: 4USBT33413
Hello all techs everywhere,this one is fixed.From the beginning I suspected the amp and it was,I finally got another Z4 in for repair and I tried the defective amp in this car and it had the same problem,so we got our hands on a used unit and all is well.A new...
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2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.8L Engine/Transmission VIN: 2G4WD532X5
I'm sorry but I'm going to close this without a solution. I've called the customer and told her what I found and what we needed to check. she said she would talk it over with her husband and get back to me. I'm still waiting for her to do that and have called...
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1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L ignition 1 relay VIN: 1G6KD54Y1V
Sorry for the delay the customer just reported the car is working great.We found a break along the drivers shock tower in the small wire that supplies power to the ignition relay coil.Thanks to evryone who took time to reply!
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2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L hvac VIN: 1GNDM19W5Y
FIXED!!! So Richard from VA had me thinking about the thermostat, i pulled it out and it looked pretty new. I could use my fingers to pull it WIDE OPEN, i called our local parts dealer ordered one, they sent the same 'gates' thermostat with the same issue, i c...
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2001 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, misfire 1&4 cyl p300 VIN: 1GCCS19W61
truck was delivered to customer, and is being driven daily with no complaint. although we recomended customer to another shop for further diagnosis we've not heard from them. thanks to those who replied to our post. we feel that since the condition was and has... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304.
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2006 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L Transfer Case VIN: 1GNEK13226
Well, this was a lesson learned the hard way. I tried the trick outlined by Troy's reply and identifix information with disconnecting the encoder. Unit still dropped out of 2wd. So we dropped the transfer case from the vehicle and disassembled. All interna...
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1995 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L camshaft timing gear VIN: 3B7MC33CXS
thanks for the replys we are going dowel shopping today as this is the only one i ever plan on working on and only this once thanks again to all yall
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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L controller VIN: 1B7KF2365W
Replace pcm and vss. Vehicle has been fine since. No Codes returned, and I now get communication with all modules.
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2001 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.9L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GL22X51
Well thanks to you'se 7 guys who took time to help with this one, it's been 2 weeks since it left, was just talking to my customer and all is well, had some great ideas suggested includeing switching out the pre cat o2 sensors, which I did, by the way when doi... Trouble codes: P0303, P0305.
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2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck SLT 5.9L No Start VIN: 307MA4BC94
Well all is fixed and is back in the customers hands. Even after all the water in the fuel all the injecotrs flushed out o.k and were reused. The CP3 pump came around to. However, we never could validate a fault with the truck with regard to water intrusion in...
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2007 Dodge Nitro R/T 4.0L oil system VIN: 1D8GU58697
Thanx to all who replied to this post. Well everyone gave me the same information, internal engine damage. This is what I suspected I just wanted to make sure that there wasn't somthing that was common to this model going on that I had no knowledge of. At thi...
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1989 Ford F-250 XLT Lariat 7.5L Instrument cluster VIN: 1FTHX25G9K
To all of the Great Techs of IATN, The consensus is that this Instrument cluster from a Diesel will not work properly with a Gas engine. I have told my customer to obtain a Cluster for his vehicle. Thanks again for the quick responses. Happy Wrenching to All...
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1999 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMDU32EXX
its my own personal veh and was waiting for a OEM sensor to be delivered but i feel like the fix will be correct.the rear abs sensor is the most popular so i`m going with it.everyone helped out and as sonn as i get veh back from the better half i`ll install it...
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2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Accessories VIN: THI34FG453
Well it turned out as some of you said that the theft system on this particular van does not or cannot shut the engine down or adversly affect it when already driving down the road. After the first shop did some looking and harness wiggling and tapping the veh...
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2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L od VIN: 1FAFP34P62
I really want to thank You guys for your time & inputs, As I did suspect & other Technicians has experienced the same problem, the #1 solenoid was bad, seems to be a common problem, I did check resistance and solenoid did check Ok, however I did replace both #...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31P73
well techs this one is fixed,i replaced the injectors and ficm module,once the ficm was programed,i reprogramed the pcm and the accessories that were not working,fuel guage,temp guage,started to work.thanks for all the help,this one made me scratch my head afe...
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2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRF12W94
Big thanks to Eric for his assitance. Looks like there were 2 issues even though the owner said there were no warning lights until they all lit at one time. The throttle body was dirty so I cleaned it and the MAF at the same time and the check engine and throt... Trouble codes: P2106 (throttle actuator control assy), U0073 (unknown), C1266 (abs power relay), U1900 (can buss fault).
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2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L cam phazers VIN: 1FTPW14534
first off thanks everyone! i wasnt brave enough to just pull the valve covers and change the phasers, which in turn i was glad i pulled the front cover cause i felt like there was alot of play in the chains, there for we replaced the chains, tensioners and th...
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2007 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSE34P47
Sorry it took so long to respond.I took it to a Ford dealer like some said and it needed a high preesure pump under the turbo it was fixed under warrenty.Thanks to everyone who took the time to respond.Im never afraid to work on something new when I know I hav... Trouble codes: P2291.
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2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMEU51K07
well as it turned out i was barking up the wrong tree. as most of the replies that were sent asked about the key and alarm system.it was working fine the scanner and ecu was seeings and w reading the key . it would run on gum cutter when cranked so my thinkin...
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1998 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 6.5L Poor Idle Quality, VIN: 1GDKC34F2W
The 5 volt on the 2 signal lines ended up to be a bias voltage. A 3rd pcm corrected the problem. Looks like the delco line is really moving toward the gutters.. TY all for your replies and time taken. You really start to question your diagnosis when you put on... Trouble codes: P1125 (app crkt problem).
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1999 GMC Savana 2500 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GTFG25R6X
First the fix- Bad PCM. Thanks for all the replies. Most said to double check dist.cap and dist.gear wear. I had good strong spark from those cylds and I was dropping injector signal so I went with my gut and replaced the computer. The PCM is located under th... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
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1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2HGEJ6683X
Thanks for all the quick respond . sorry the car was 99 not 96.replace the idle controle again and that fix the problem.the first used idle controle had a problem. Trouble codes: P0505.
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1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1653X
thanks iatn got this one fixed, thanks to all of the replies, the first 4 replies from sean, david, john and bob were all concerned with the intake ports carboned up, but due to we had just removed the intake and cleaned the ports i was sure this was not the c... Trouble codes: P1491.
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2007 Honda Civic Si 2.0L Engine VIN: 2HGFA55567
Sent the car to dealership, dealer replaced VTC Actuator on the intake camshaft only. Now after a week since repair the engine has been quiet. I believe it's fixed. Thanks to all who replied.
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2007 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Engine VIN: 5FNRL38487
Well the head is off. Top land of the piston has burnt away. I can see the rings so I can see where the compression was going. This sounds a uncommon fault as per the reply's but watch out for it. Thanks for all the replys
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1994 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JM1NA3531R
thank you for all your replies, almost everyone got this one. crank sensor is the cause, thank you again. happy halloween.
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1995 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: WDBFA76E6S
I did not recieve any usefull help. I swear they didn't even read the question. I had to send it to a place that rebuilds them, and I'm still waiting on it.
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2007 Mercedes-Benz SL550 5.5L ABC System VIN: WDBSK71F67
Thanks everyone, It is very frustrating to not have the propper M-B scan tool. The most of you are saying the accumulator. Which I do see that as the cause. I put some more rubber around the mount for the pressure line comming from the pump to help quit the v...
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2002 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEFM55S62
WELL I HOPE THIS IS FIXED.I ENDED UP TAKING THE INTAKE BACK OFF AND CHECKING THE PLUGS AGAIN AND COMPRESSION AND FOUND MOISTURE IN THE #2 HOLE/ CLEANED OUT MOISTURE AND RAN A BEAD OF SILICONE AROUND OPENING SO WATER COULDNT GET DOWN IN THE HOLE. COSTUMER HAPP... Trouble codes: P0302.
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1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L Whine noise in Engine VIN: 1N6DD21S2W
Hi everyone, Thanks for all your input on this nissan, it ended up being the timing chain guide on the lower timing chain, it was worn all the way through the plastic and aluminum on the tensioner side, so the chain was being tensioned by the aluminum backing ...
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1999 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L heater VIN: 2B4GP44321
WELL THIS ONE IS FINALLY BACK TO THE CUSTOMER, APPRECIATE THE REPLIES, SUPRISINGLY JIM FROM INDIANA WAS RIGHT. THE DEALER CALLED ME THIS AFTERNOON AND SAID THEY HAD MISDIAGNOSED THE CONTROL HEAD BEING BAD, THEY SAID THEY INSTALLED THE NEW GM CONTROL HEAD AND T...
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2002 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L PCV System VIN: 1G2JB52422
Customer declined to fix. Dan was right on. We pulled valve cover and engine was filled with sludge. We cleaned pcv baffle/passage in valve cover and vacumn port in cyl. head, removed as much sludge as we could and then with valve cover off started engine and...
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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L no start, left blinker light on steady, VIN: 1G2WK52J32
after replacing the fuse box and repairing the burnt ground wire the vehicle test drove ok. customer needed the car so i was not able to conduct any further tests. i did disect the burnt fuse box, the ground terminal at the control side of the ignition relay i...
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2000 Saturn SL 1.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZH5285Y
Sorry it took some time to get back to you guys but I wanted to be sure the vehicle was fixed. For the evap leak code I ended up after some time catching the thermostat sticking closed. It was very intermittent but I did end up catching it. For the miss I foun... Trouble codes: P0410, P0442, P0300.
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2001 Subaru Outback VDC 3.0L odometer and clock VIN: 4S3BH89631
based on the limited data i was able to find i was able to narrow it down to the main circuit board in the cluster, we suggested replacing. the board did fix the problem however since the memory for the speedo is in the circuit board speedo needed to be recali...
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1986 Toyota Corolla Sport GTS 1.6L No Start, Stall VIN: JT2AE88S8G
Thanks to all for the help, but it ended up being that the injectors were not working. We replaced all 4 and the car started right up. We pulled the fuel rail with the fuel lines still hooked up and noticed that only 2 of the injectors were dumping fuel and 2 ...
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2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L abs system VIN: 5TDBT44A41
closed without a fix. I went back and scoped all 4 wheel sensors with no problems found. No replies addressed why hooking up my Verus scan tool would disable Abs system, thus not allowing me to duplicate the actual problem and moniter scan data simultaneously....
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2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 3.3L abs brakes VIN: JTEEW21A26
Thanks to all that replied. What we had to do is get another scan tool (snap-on SOLUS) that would erase code from abs, then you could bleed. When you open the bleeder again it would set a the code again an nothing would come out of the bleeder until you erased...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L Valve timing
Well I like to thanks all of our IATN members and very very special thanks to DON [...] who take time Email me with the info.Don you are rock.The TDI fire up great yesterday,as i mention before I set #1 cam lobe upward and the beast fire.AS far as the codes the...
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