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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L coolant reservoir VIN: WAUED64B7Y
found a lot of oil in coolant reservoir,no coolant in oil,also found what seems to be excessive oil in intercoolers.
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1996 Chevrolet C2500 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GCGC29F0T
It's been awhile since I've done an injector pump r/r,please help with procedures. Also could use help on location of injector pump driver unit. Thank you. Trouble codes: P1656 (Driver 2 Line 6 Failed)
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1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L No Start, No com - PCM VIN: 1C3EJ56H1S
Vehicle came in as a no start condition, no spark, no injector pulse, ASD relay not being grounded by the PCM - no power to injectors and ignition coil. 5V reference signal is being sent to various sensors by the PCM however communication is not possible. I am...
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2008 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 4.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 2A8GM68X48
Customer had to dealer 3 times to have fixed. And now I am looking at it. I went on a test drive with him and felt from 1-2 shift a slight bump. The other gears shifting are smooth compared to the 2nd gear. I looked at TSB's and also searched for other related...
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1995 Dodge Dakota 5.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1B7GL23Y6S
nox problem. before cat 1300to 1400ppm after 750 -850 ppm. compression test showa two cylinders lower than others( aproximately 30%) egr passage clear , engine stalls when opened at idle. have done cylinder cleaning with mopar product. at 15mph test egr is get...
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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 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L timing chain
Good evening all,This is my own truck that i bought last week at a sale without hearing it running,was told the starter was bad,(it would just click )which i verifed and seller heard a noise early in the day from the top end of engine.after getting it home(tow...
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1997 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GTEC14W5V
Thanks in advance for any help. This vehicle will not start after sitting for usually 24 hours. Will have a long crank time. Key can be held in crank position for 10-20 seconds and it does not show any signs of starting. As the key is released engine will fire...
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2002 Hyundai XG350 L 3.5L Bleeding Brakes With ABS VIN: KMHFU45E12
Had to install front brake hoses and left front brake caliper. To our dissappointment, we have found that we need a factory scanner to bleed this system. Of course, we do not have one. Has anyone found a way to bleed this system without scanner? Modis will onl...
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1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1J4FJ68S2W
this jeep came from another shop after what was installed never fix it. it only has a miss / buck when its a little warm not hot and not cold 120 to 150 if its first start it runs fine if hot it runs fine. it happens at or around 1500 to 2500 rpm. i have put a...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 4Matic 3.0L 4Matic VIN: WDBED90E6N
4Matic lamp returns instantly after reconecting battery, turning test knob does nothing, can codes be flashed out by grounding pin 5 of the 8 way conector? after all how many codes can set that fast? also some times replacing low dollar parts i consider a test...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWRH63B81
please help! car came for hard to start every time after fill up gas got catalytic and evap code from last visit now only evap after a week please help what could be?thank you very much tony
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2004 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L Cuts out VIN: YV1RS59V14
Thanks Friends, Car returns after 60K Service with pre-existant complaint of stalling/cutting out, now much more frequent. Has code P0193 (Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor Circuit High Input). Nothing in Alldata for this code. Has anybody seen similar? Your experien... Trouble codes: P0193 (Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor Cicuit High Input)
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 2.8L controller VIN: WAUED64B11
Hello and thank you all. I was able to recode this controller, I found out on rosstech, that in rear cases you have to use a shop work shop code. Since we are private we did not have one, so they suggest using 12345 and all went through, A controller test ran....
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2006 BMW 325xi 3.0L Transfer Case VIN: WBAVD13546
randy,kevin and IATN group,thank you for you help,the DSC module was bad,new DSC module fix the poblem.
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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L headlights and running lights. VIN: 3C4FY58B93
After disassembling the fuse box I found that thewhite wire with reb stripe was hot leaving the power box but was dead when it got to the fuse box. This one wire controls three fuses. There is a coupler that is not shown on any diagram, it is tucked up behind...
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2004 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L gear train VIN: 2C8GT64L94
thank you,IATN group and Kit from Missouri, the poblem was converter clutch clogs the transmission cooler,new converter fix the poblem.
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1997 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1B7GG23X9V
thanks for all the quick responce ended up replacing all injecters cleared the miss and seems to idle fine. thanks agin jim
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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Lights and horn VIN: 1D7KU28683
Well from what I have found this is a normal condition for this truck. But the customer will not return any of my calls to him. I think he don't want to pay me for my diagnostic time. (Jerk) One of the replies stated that this may be able to be reflashed at ...
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2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 3.7L compressor VIN: 3D7H516K98
Guys, this truck appears to have a bad ecu. The customer told us that he would bring it back at a later date and hasn't done so to the date. We are still waiting. will reopen when vehicle comes back.
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1985 Ford Mustang LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FABP2739F
Thanks to everyone for your suggestions. I rechecked the throttle body and egr gaskets. also ran the idle motor manually. Car still acted up. I started looking very close at wiring, on the left side of the engine I found a wiring harness that had been soaked i...
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1997 Ford F-150 4.6L electric module VIN: 1FTDX18W6V
THANKS FOR THE GREAT HELP!THE WIRING CONNECTOR AND MODULE WAS ON RIGHT SIDE OF DASH, NEAR RELAYS UNDER COVER TOP OF DASH, AND WIRE WAS HIDDEN BEHIND RADIO,THANKS AGAIN
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L hydro boost VIN: 1FTSW31F2X
thank you for all of your replies. 3 of us drove it for an extensive period of time. could not duplicate it. cust drove with me and it never did it. he took the vehicle and we haven't heard back. maybe all the air wasnt bled out in the power steering system. b...
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2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L hard start VIN: 1FAFP58U64
Thanks for the replies. The customer had picked the vehicle up and is going to bring it back later.
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1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1HGCG5540W
the pin that hold ignition lock cylinder in place was missing, that is probably why it just fell out, was able to reinstall. used a small screw to hold in place the reason that the key would not turn is because the brass arm was worn out as well as the key ha...
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2005 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L engine missfire VIN: SAJWA01U35
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP. I RECHECK CYLINDER PRESSURE WHEN COLD THIS MORNING AND FOUND TWO CYLINDERS AT "0"!!! PULLED THE THE INTAKE AND RIGHT SIDE VALVE COVER AND LOOKED INSIDE INTAKE AT THE RELATED CYLINDERS AND FOUND THAT THE VALVE SEATS HAD FALLIN.SO THAT'S...
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2008 Lexus IS250 2.5L engine, noise VIN: JTHCK26288
Thanks to all, the ticking noise is pretty normal for these cars, gonna avoid any repairs at this time, no codes and car is running normal, rob
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1993 Plymouth Acclaim 2.5L axle seal VIN: 1P3XA46K4P
Thanks for all the replies. I checked for play in the diff bearings and they didn't have excessive play. I did find the LF inner tripod joint spring had broken, causing the axle to move in and out of the trans as the suspension moved. A new axle and seal fix...
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2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.2L Turn Signal VIN: 1G2NF52F12
Unfortunately I was not able to solve this problem. I replaced the Multifunction switch assembly on the steering column as well as the Hazard switch on the dash above the radio, both with OE from GM dealer. Still the issue was present. I started checking wiri...
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2005 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L line pressure VIN: 5Y2SL63805
Problem was PCM. The problem was so intermittent that I could not find a bad signal pattern on lab scope. So I sent the PCM to a known, reputable repair/test facility and told which pins on which connector and how it was operated. They sent it back as tested O...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L 1-2 and 2-3 shift VIN: 3VWCK21Y73
Thanks for all those who offered assistance, the local VW dealership has offered little information on reprogramming requirements and simply want access to the vehicle but have not given me any reason to believe that they have a solution. I will continue to ...
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1987 Volvo 245 DL 2.3L Starting VIN: YV1AX8858H
Thanks everyone!! Having had to debate this issue with my tech, as usual iatn members came through again. The fix proved to be the grey harness connector at the firewall with decaying wiring insulation. When the engine was cranking, no problem. When the en...
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