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2001 BMW 740i 4.4L alarm VIN: WBAGG83461
alarm intermitantly going off when car is parked and locked
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1992 Buick Century Custom 3.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G4AH54N9N
hi evry one!i need help with this car, came in failing emission inspection for NOx at 15 mph ,reading 918 ppm . 25 mph 687 ppm. car runs good , no codes , from emission reading looks like its running lean , but with my snop on scanner o2 sensor switching withi...
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2006 Cadillac Escalade EXT 6.0L seats VIN: 3GYEK62N06
this vehicle has to be running to energize heated seats. When attempting to turn on either seat back heater or both bottom and back heater to either front seat, the led's will flash on and off and can verify that B+ and ground pulse to the heater element in th...
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1999 Chevrolet Blazer LT 4.3L interior lights VIN: 6516846515
#8 int. fuse blows only when the pass. side door jam switch is activated .after looking at diagrams this dont make any sense.i have unplugged all the easy stuff.still the same.the cusomer had a 25 amp fuse in instead of a 10.with the 25 in the wires going to t...
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2000 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WH55K8Y
Car came in with hesitation when you accelerate from a stop car almost dies out.check engine light comes on and mass air flow code p0102.When looking at scan tool data maf hertz is 0 and gram per second stays at 1.34.No change at all when you goose engine.Chec... Trouble codes: P0102
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1999 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L istrument panel/radio VIN: 1FMPU18L6X
car came in with battery light on and odometer and washer light and 4x4 light flashing along with radio inop while in reverse and drive seems fine in park seem to be a short but i cannot find it any help would be helpfull thanks in advance.
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2002 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR45E12
Hi everybody and thanks in advance for your help. This vehicle idles OK but when accelerate sputters, hesitates and fuel trims go up to -23 B1 and -20 B2 MAF 54.26 gm/s with 2.88 V. and the codes listed below. I installed a NAPA MAF sensor, no change, found fu... Trouble codes: P1100 (MAF Sensor intermitent), P0171 (Lean Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Bank 2)
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2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L ins. panel, VIN: 1FMFPU16L9
Hi guys, The customer dropped this one off to me. (drove in) He told me that one time he was driving down a gravel road and the guages just stopped working, then he came to a stop, put the vehicle in park, then attempted to go again and could not get vehicle o...
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1995 Geo Prizm LSi 1.6L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1Y1SK5264S
The Geo Prisim LSI will start and run at idle and will occasionaly die at idle. The vehicle will restart. The fuel pressure will not go away. The engine will die if the throttle is opened quickly for acceleration from idle. If the throttle is opened slowly the...
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1999 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEC14W9X
interpeted fuel trims as -13 stayin open loop longer than usual o2s never been changed ,maf normal shows good on brick,o2s switching , looks normal but see codes above don``t want to r and r o2s want to be sure any help would be apprecm thanks paul Trouble codes: P0131, P0137, P00, 151 (low volts b2s1), P0157, P00, 300 (mulyiple cyl miss detected), P1351
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2002 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTEK19T42
wiil not accept cam and crak relearn Trouble codes: P0200, P0300
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2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.6L tr switch VIN: 1GTHC24154
tr switch displays correct gear selection with koeo but when you start truck it reads invalid with code p0708 setting imediatly. total lost on this one
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1991 Honda Accord DX 2.2L radiator VIN: IHGCB7265M
when start up, pressure builds-up in coolant systen.check plugs no coolant found,bleed coolant system, still pressure builds. guys i need a hand.
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2006 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0L reset light VIN: JHMCN36486
preformed service on vehicle went to reset maint light, went thru precedure hold reset button down until flashes then press again for 5 seconds and oil life supposed to reset did not reset went to honda service writer said he had just done another car similar ...
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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Rear main seal VIN: KM8SC13D22
We replaced the rear main crank seal and still have a leak at the rear of the engine. Installed dye in the engine oil. Pulled the engine out again. The dye showed up around the rear main. My question question is there is a groove in the crank shaft where the s...
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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SB73D82
Hello Fellow IATN members. PLEASE HELP!!! Im stuck on this car as it is my sisters and all repairs are done FREE of chagre. Not being very familiar with Korean vehicles is not helping the situation... Original complaint was that int. car would not accel. when ... Trouble codes: P0118, P0121, P0507
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2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L No Communication VIN: 4M2ZU86E32
Hi Group! This Mountaineer failed Mass state inspection due to NO COMMUNICATION with PCM. I have checked that we have B+ at pin 16 of ALDL. Also good ground at pins 4 and 5. I checked continuity from ALDL to PCM on pins 2/10/13 and all is good. The only othe...
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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT1 3.8L power steering
hello everyone, this car came to me with a whine noise when cold. i drove it warm and it had a slight whine that was the loudest at the p/s pump. i checked it the next morning cold and the pump was extremely loud, it sounded like it was low on fluid but the le...
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2003 Saturn L300 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JW54RO3
costomer says at times no start. let sit little bit will start. check engine light came on other day with transmission shifting funny.drove to the garage ok today.shifted ok but light still on.i test drove ok light was off.scanned ecm code p2903 no description... Trouble codes: P2903, P0727 (no engine speed input from ecm)
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1996 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on
I have a 1996 Camry with a recurring EGR insufficient flow fault P0401. The EGR valve, sensor, and VSV have been replaced for the issue. After clearing the fault, I test drove the vehicle 25 miles with frequent key cycles and the light stayed off. Delivered to... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR flow insufficient.)
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2002 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L abs, tire monitor VIN: 4T3ZF19C02
Wondering if anyone else ran into this problem? This mini van will first turn on tire monitor lamp after about 1 hour of highway driving around 60-65 mph. After a short time after that about 5-10 min red brake lamp and abs lamps will illuminate. Abs lamp wil...
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2005 Volkswagen Golf TDI 1.9L Surge, Stall VIN: 9BWGR61JX5
Car wouldn'y run or would start and quit, if it ran it wouldn't go down the road. Pump in tank was dead. Replaced it with oe and now it starts and runs but will sputter on start-up for a few seconds then spring to life. It almost acts like it is only running o...
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2008 Volvo XC70 3.2 3.2L Mechanical VIN: YV4BZ98258
Car needs rear brakes. Inner pads are worn more than outer. Vehicle has electronic parking brake. Is there a way to retract pistons without using a factory scan tool? Is it normal for inner pads to wear quicker than outer? Inners are probably 2/32" & outers ar...
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2004 Audi A4 1.8L lights,horn, wipers VIN: WAUJC68E24
Hello Audi Techs The problem with this car was that the central electrical systems control module (J 519) got shorted out due to water intrusion from the HVAC ducting, due to plugged up drains in the cowl area, where the battery is located, this created a s...
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2006 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 2.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUKF78EX6
I finally got the car back to swap injectors. First I inspected the high pressure fuel pump and cam lobe for wear. The cam lobe looks like it has some wear, but if that were the issue the misfire would be on all cylinders. Upon removing the intake manifold I f... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire Recognized), P0302 (Cyl. 2 Misfire).
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2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L license plate lights VIN: WBABS334X1
by wiggling the harness on right side hinge the trunk light were going on and off,cut open harness and four wires were broken but only lic plate lite did not work.repaired the wires and evry thing is working.jack
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2003 BMW 525i 2.5L ecm VIN: WBADS43493
Hey Guys , Thanks for all your supports it was very nice to know there are so many tech willing to help. I was able fix the car , I was doing a component function test when the battery volt went below 7 volt causing shorts in the EWS fail communication bete...
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1995 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4CW52KSH
THANKS TO ALL FOR SUGGESTIONS,THE CUSTOMER DECIDED SHE DIDN'T WANT TO SPEND ANY MORE MONEY ON A 1995 CAR.SO SHES GOING TO PAY ME FOR THE LABOR AND PARTS SHE INSTRUCTED ME TO DO,AND NOW HAVE IT TOWED TO THE BONEYARD.SHE LEARNED THE HARD WAY!
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1996 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 7.4L Power Door Lock VIN: 1GKGC26J2T
First off thanks to all who responded. I was going through the diagnostics from Alldata, and it does not talk about checking the relay for the issue of, for no power to tan wire at lock switch. Turned out to be a bad relay. I removed relay, took it apart and w...
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1992 Chrysler LeBaron 3.0L will not shift, cannot communicate with tcm VIN: 1C8L2589J5
Thanks to all who gave advice. I found several different issues. I had a bus + and - open at first, I found chaffed wiring near the TCM at T16 splice. I repaired the wiring but still had bus + open. Performed diagnostic procedure for this and found high re...
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1998 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L No Start, Stall, VIN: 2C3HD46R9X
Thanks for all the wonderful replies that You have sent to assist me. Sorry to have taken this lon g to respond and close this request, have been very busy lately. The car's now working properly, had to order all the parts from the USA, none was available here...
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2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L transmission VIN: 2C8GF68464
i believe the power transfer unit is where the noise is generated from but customer has not returned to have the repairs done. thank you for all your replies.
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2005 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.3L Insturment Cluster VIN: 2C4GP44R95
Sorry to say that I'm not sure if this vehicle is fixed or not. Thanks to all who replied. Many suggested replacing parts with no real justification for doing so. Harold and jeff were particularly helpful in talking about problems with the power distribution...
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1997 Ford F-150 4.6L arching electrical VIN: 1FTDX1868V
Ok, I forgot to mention that the belt was also replaced with the pulley, this is my first help request, I'll do better next time with the info. The vehicle was there waiting for me this morning for the new pulley. I decided I wanted to solve the problem before...
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2001 GMC Sonoma SL 2.2L monitors VIN: 1GTCS14531
TRUCK RECEIVED WAIVER. MONITORS STILL HAVEN'T SET. CHECKED PREVIOUS INSPECTIONS AND THE ONLY YEAR THE SEC AIR PUMP MONITOR WAS SET WAS 2005. THANKS FOR THE HELP
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2005 Infiniti G35 3.5L No Start VIN: JNKCV51F55
THANKS TO ALL WHOM TOOK THE TIME TO POST. HAD FOUND ABSULUTELY NO POWER OR GROUNDS AT THE THROTTLE BODY WHEN HARNESS UNPLUGGED. THEN WITH ALL PLUGGED IN DISCONNECTED BATTERY AND THEN PCM. RECONNECTED BATTERY AND TESTED FOR POWER AND GROUND FROM THE ELECTRONIC ... Trouble codes: P1121 (etc actr), P1564 (ascd swtch), P0118 (ect sensor p0113 iat sensor circuit), P0223 (tp sensor), P0123 (tp sensor), P0340 (cmp sensor p0335 crk sensor).
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1993 Mazda MPV Passenger 3.0L Cylinder Compression VIN: JM3LV5230P
This van is repaired and down the road, thanks to replies from you all, especially from Henry [...], who all knew exactly what was wrong: the bushing and spacer on which the tensioner pulley assembly pivots become w...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Safety
Thanks very much for all the replies. I had a local tool supplier that graciously came by and allowed me to use his OE Level Scanner to access the Air Bag Module and clear out the trouble code. As advised by others you can access the pcm and get some trouble...
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2000 Nissan Xterra XE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1ED28Y3Y
I'm still trying to find the right part, the number I got from Charles was not in stock, and described as a condensor so I didn't order it. I left out the k behind the 2.2, it is a 2200 ohm resistor and that is what I put together for testing. I left the resis... Trouble codes: P1320 (Primary ignition fault).
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2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3NL52E61
On this episode I learned that used car salesman are still a pain in the ass. I have been paid for a bit of my diagnostic time, and have released this car on good terms. The salesman and customer are going to argue WITHOUT me in the middle, and that's the wa... Trouble codes: P0300, P0442.
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1997 Plymouth Breeze 2.4L Stall VIN: 1P3EJ46X5V
I received 4 replies to suggest me to check throttle body, EGR, intake shape, TPS and ignition switch. I did it. it works well. I cleaned the idle controller. it's some dirty. I will watch the car to see if it is the problem.
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1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L front differential VIN: JT3HP10V3V
After recieving a few suggestions,we opted to send the vehicle back on the road. There did'nt seem their was enough reason to pull the front diff and perhaps find zero problems...So for now Thanks To all members for the suggestions.
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWVD63BX4
I GOT ABOUT SIX DIFFERENT REPLILES.I HAVE A SOLOIS BUT IT DOSN'T HAVE EU DOWNLOAD. I THINK THE CAR HAS TO HAVE A TPS DOWNLOAD.PROBLY HAVE TO GO TO DEALER. I CHECKED ALL THE CONNECTIONS,GROUNDS AND ONE THING I FORGOT TO SAY IN THE FIRST REPORT IS THAT IT'S THE...
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L wiper VIN: WVGBC67L84
WE REMOVE IPOD WIRES AT THE BACK OF RADIO, PROBLEM IS GONE. THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR THE REPLIES AND HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND.
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