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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WAUDC68D91
The customer was driving the vehicle at freeway speeds when the low oilpressure light came on and the engine started to make noise. Eventually the vehicle died and was towed in. It sounded as if it had no compression. Checked the timing belt, and the timing ma...
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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBABF3326S
Hello, We had this bmw towed in with a no start complaint. Battery was dead at arrival so we replaced the battery. The vehicle cranks over strong and will occasionally sputter.(As if it were to start). If you crank long enough you can start the vehicle. Once t... Trouble codes: 66 (Anti theft device signal), 26 (ecu battery voltage), 13 (02 sensor circuit)
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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L Speedometer VIN: WBABK7321W
We have a 1998 BMW 328i cabriolet with an inoperable speedometer, odometer, and fuel consumption guage. We have replaced the speed sensor in the differential, tried two other guage clusters and an ABS module. I'm not sure if the ABS module is related to this p...
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2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L intermittant power VIN: WBABS53042
Tow in second time for no start, this time had no power at pump, back tracked to Ignition switch, no power, replaced ignition switch (plugged in new one only), no change, left switch plugged in. This morning, had power to pump, started normally.
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2002 BMW 530i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WBADT53432
Hey everyone, got a funny one on my hands. Car came in with "Service Engine Soon" light on and unstable idle with hissing sound. His other complaint is a hesitation in 1st gear between idle and 1400/1500 RPM. Found two big holes in the air intake boots causi... Trouble codes: 204 (idle plausibility), 227 (fuel trim), 228 (fuel trim)
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAET37493
vehicle was towed in no start when arrived battery dead ( from owner constant cranking no start) check fuel pressure check fuel tank passenger side of tank empty driver side full to check fuel pump ( on passenger side ) add fuel car start and runs untill rt si...
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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGN634X3
Where to start... Well this kinda clean 745li comes in with the complaint of a shakey idle. Did a quick test with th Autologic, 18 pages of faults in vehicle. customer only concerned with engine. so after fighting the hood open, i realise its been wrecked in t... Trouble codes: 2755 (Ignition Circuit Cyl. 4 Ignition current increases too slowly), 275A (Ignition Circuit Cyl. 2 Ignition current increases too slowly), 2744 (Misfire Cyl. 4 with cutout), 2749 (Misfire Cyl.2 with cutout), 2747 (Misfire Cyl. 3 with cutout)
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2005 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAZ33445
hello guys!!! must say this fraternity of automotive technitian has given me a lot of peace of mind by helping to figure out the most tough problem.it's a tool you must have.thank you ALL ! allright this is what i'm facing right now: 2005 BMW 325I with codes p... Trouble codes: P1429, P2400
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1991 Buick Regal Custom 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 2G4WO5463M
I am checking to see if on this car if you can plug off the engine oil cooler lines. I have heard if on the s10 and blazer with oil cooler lines pluging off willsmoke the motor. The lines are discontinued but some dealers have them Trying save the customer som...
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2002 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4CW54K22
I worked on this car about 3 weeks ago ran fine tuneup cleaned tb and maf. customer came in yesterday said his car stalled sitting still in traffic. had car running looking under hood engine stumbled then recovered. scaned pcm had maf code in history I know wh... Trouble codes: P0102
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1991 Cadillac Seville 4.9L Digi. Cluster VIN: 1G6KS53B3M
Customer drives 150 mi. roundtrip for work. Brought in with complaint of driving car for a little while, then digital cluster "zeros". Arrived in shop with cluster operating properly. After driving vehicle for approximately 65 miles, the speedometer read '0', ...
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1987 Chevrolet V30 Custom Deluxe 7.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall
The vehicles came in and wouldn't idle. Found aftermarket distributor that was installed by customer in wrong positioned. Reset distributor and contacted supplier to verify distributor compatible with engine. Soaked base gasket to intake with carb cleaner and ...
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1994 Chevrolet Blazer 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GNEK18K1R
I have a cranks no start problem that just happened all of a sudden the truck has been running fine i used it to move a trailer and parked it. I went back out to use it and it wont start. There is spark and you can hear the fuel pump come on. Hooked up the sca... Trouble codes: 33 (MAP sensor circut high), 35 (IAC error)
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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L Hesitation VIN: 1G1JF52T3T
Hey all. Having cold accel issues with this quad 4. origionally came in with leaking water pump. Customer says ever since pump replaced when car cold for first one to two minutes it acts like running out of fuel. fuel pressure remains good during failure. repl...
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2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L transfer cas VIN: 1QRJKLKKKK
Electric shift 4x4. When switching from 2WD to 4WD the light flashes on the switch but will not engage into 4WD. When pushing the 2WD button again you hear a clunk and the transfer case dis engages. Anybody found the fix for this, NO CODES!! Thankyou.
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2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3GNEC16TXY
HELP, three days after converter replacement cust returns complaining of severe hesitation on hard acceleration. full throttle take-off motor pops back, and stumbles and fall flat on its face. sometimes even stalls. 3/4 throttle take-off vehicle pulles hard an... Trouble codes: P1571 (tcs pwm circiut no signal. will not set mil.)
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2001 Chevrolet Venture LT 3.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GNDX03EX1
After confirmed head gasket we replaced heads and put back together . My concern is the gauge goes to 3/4 and the low fan goes on at 226F. I can command the low fan and high fan from Genisys. When I command either one the temp plummets nicely. I bled the syste...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L Reduce power mess. VIN: 1GCHK29U13
I have test all 35 steps in mithcel for tac operation and tp angles and on peddle also. Problem is int. as it has only happen on customer 2 times and I can not verify problem at this time . have seen diesels with peddel problems but not gas. Diag. has set me t... Trouble codes: P0120, P2139
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Hours Counter VIN: 2GCEK13TX5
Customer states that vehicle hours do not match mileage of vehicle, verified that hours are 274 & miles shown are 61,906 which cannot be, is there anyway hours could have been reset?
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2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13S86
Have a 2006 trailblazer with code p2135. Mil is not on all the time. Have wiggled wires and cleaned throttle body. Freeze frame shows code set at 0 RPM with app sensor 1 at 0.00 volts and app sensor 2 at .208 volts. Now mil is not on and tps are in agree mode.... Trouble codes: P2135
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2007 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L transfer case VIN: 2CNDL23F57
I've got this equinox that seems to be working fine with a intermitten traction light coming on. Scaned for codes, came up with a P1779 engine torque delivery to TCM signal and a po711 trans temp sensor. Couldn't find a flow chart on All Data for these codes. ...
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B7JB21Y61
trying to get this vehicle ready for state inspection,and although these codes are not crucial for good emmissions,the mil does need to be out before i submit it to my inspection guy.the problem is i cannot locate the ambient air temp sensor on this vehicle.i ... Trouble codes: P0071 (ambient air temp sensor), P1492 (battery temp sensor), P1493 (battery temp sensor)
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1993 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTCR10X9P
Truck came in no power, checked system no. 1 2 3 cylinders have no inj. pulse but has power on both wires, but won't flash noid light when running. Have changed coil with module built in and changed e.c.m. no change. Have also ran wiring found no problem. Coil...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, hard start VIN: 1FTNF21F3X
Hello all, i have this 7.3 diesel having a hard start cold problem. i've read ALL related posts and this is what i've found so far. when truck sits for a longer period of time in cold temps (-20) vehicle took 2 minutes of cranking before it would finally run. ... Trouble codes: P0476, P0284
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start, Hard start VIN: 1FTZR15V7Y
Vehcle sat out side over night and would crank and not start this morning. Still have no codes have great fuel pressure at all times will not leak down good spark Intake air temp and coolant temp matched out side temp -10 deg. Scoped the crank sensor good wave...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTNX21F31
Id like to thank everybody for your help. we got this truck in that wouldnt start this summer replaced glow olug relay and that took care of it customer had glow plugs replaced last year. we dont no what kind or how cheap thay were wich is what worries me. whe...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDXF46P43
not much of a diesel tech but we are slow right now-so i took a shot at this truck-customer complaint is when it sits over nite and it is cold it is very hard to start-it turns over fine but it wont lite off right away- it had two codes listed-p006a- maf air f... Trouble codes: P006A (mass air flow fault-bank one), P0278 (cyl 6 contribution balance fault)
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FMDU73W23
Hi All, I am working on this Explorer. It has a mis-fire and I did a cylinder balance test. The mis-fire seems to change from one cylinder to another? At first cylinder 1 and 5 was missing. I did the test again and 6 is now missing. I checked for vacuum leaks...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31P84
Please help I have been pulling my hair out for the past week and a half on this vehicle. Customer had truck towed in with a no start, said truck was driving rough and then died and would not restart. Checked codes when first came in and found p0676 and also f... Trouble codes: P0676 (Glow Plug 6 Circuit Malfunction), P2552 (FICMM Circuit - Throttle/Fuel Inhibit Circuit Malfunction)
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2005 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L Intake Manifold VIN: 1FMYU92Z15
Customer concern: Rattle or clacking noise from engine very noticable at low engine speed and idle. Noise is similar to a loose chain but not quite as mettalic... After checking the IATN postings I realized the problem IS the IMRC. The Flappers inside the m...
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1990 GMC C7000 Topkick C7H042 7.0L Hesitation VIN: 1GDP7H1MXL
dont work on many of these. has code 44 lean exhaust, suspect fuel pressure 16 psi . doesnt fit normal tbi systems. most are 9-13lbs and i see some are 26-32. have no info on these heavy trucks as we rarley work on them.question is ,what should the fuel pressu... Trouble codes: 44 (lean exhaust)
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1999 GMC Jimmy SLT 4.3L temperture blend door VIN: 1GKDT13W3X
thank you in advance for any help or advice offered, this veh, came in with cust, complaint of 4wd not working and no a/c operation, we checked and repaired 4wd and proceeded to check operation of h,v,a,c,(with automatic temperture control) where we found that...
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2000 GMC Safari SL 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GTDM19WXY
This van is a high milage with a #3 cyl miss.New plugs,wires,cap,rotor,compresson at 125 psi and leak test good.It seems like fuel and before i tear top apart to get to injectors was wondering if anyone seen the wires chaff through on these someplace.I have wi...
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2001 GMC Jimmy SLT 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GTDT19W81
this has the insta-trac transfer case not the auto-trac. Very little information on diagnosing electrical with this-the unit is stuck in 4wd low. switch is blinking and can hear relays clicking even with key off. Disconnected switch-relays still clicking. disc...
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2003 GMC Sierra 2500 6.0L Surge VIN: 1GTGK29U33
This vehicle when starting cold if you leave right away won't accelerate, no power, as soon as it warms it's great on accel and normal, other problem is driving at 90k, stepping into pedal, voltmeter drops and lights dim... never been able to reproduce for tes...
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2001 Honda Civic DX 1.7L engine dies VIN: JHMES16571
2001 Civic died while driving DTC P1362. Starts up and idles for about 3 minutes before chugging and dying again. In this 3 minutes the CAT will get so hot it glows red. Does this sound like a CAT problem or is it the Cam sensor? I've had some say, do the CAM ...
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2003 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Shift interlock VIN: 5FNRL18943
Hello IATN members, I have a 2003 Honda Odyssey and the shifter will not move out of park. I just replaced the heater core in this van and I had to remove the dash along with most the wiring harness. Once I got it all back together I noticed the shifter would ...
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2006 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L heat VIN: 5FNYF18636
heater blows warm-never hot on front and rear heat vents.heater control valve seems to be working properly(180deg in and 154 deg. out)air mix acuator motor.moves fully to hot and cold.if i remove front actuator and push door manually it gets hotter(still not g...
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L abs & traction light VIN: KM8SC83D71
this suv came in with abs and traction light on and the speedo not working while chcking round found the abs ring on the anxle broken chech for codes got c1211 rear right wheel snsr airgap c1208 rear left and c1205 front right and also found damage drive gear ...
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1998 Infiniti Q45 T 4.1L Power Steering VIN: JNKBY31A9W
Hi I have this 98 Q45t that came in with no power steering. The resivoir is a little low so I added some fluid and the steering worked but was a little loud. But when I turn off the engine the fluid comes bubbling out the top of the resivoir. Ive tried everyth...
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1992 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L main valve VIN: SAJFY1740N
Customer originally brought car in for no brake power assist and abs light on-accumulator and pressure switch faulty-didn't want to pay the price for new parts so he found a complete used one from salvage yard-installed it and and the accumulator on the used o...
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1991 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Ignition,fuel system VIN: IJ4FJ78SXM
I have this jeep in my shop and im having troube trying to diagnose a no start problem. It started when the customer was driving down the freeway and the vehicle died out and lost all power. Customer recalled a loud pop sound, which I then found out was the en...
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1999 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L timing VIN: 1J4FF48SXY
set a pick in the hole and set the oil drive in and cam pos. sensor when starting it pops back through the intake
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1999 Lexus LX470 4.7L heater VIN: JT6HT00W0X
have a lexus lx 470 no heat intermitant, pipes going into heater core one seems hotter than other, dealer say no heater valve, posible air mix door?
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2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L Misfire VIN: JTHBD18211
Hello technicians, I had a customer bring a car to me for a smog check. After the smog check, the engine light failed, but the emission passed. In test 15 mph, the HC MEAS was 0. CO % MEAS was O.00. NO MEAS was 56ppm. In test 25 mph, HC MEAS was 0. CO was 0.00... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306
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2002 Lexus LS430 4.3L Starting VIN: JTHBN30F12
Please help! Car came in with a no start condition. Intermittantly with key in run position we would get the audible starter click, and other times NOTHING... After replacement of starter we now have a no crank, no start condition. Starter isn't getting any po...
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2006 Lincoln Mark LT 5.4L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LTPW16506
missfire occures at 1800 rpm , drives poors Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0316, P0172, P0174
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1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Stall, Misfire VIN: JM1TAZ21XS
We have here what happens when the customer tries to fix his own. Multiple parts have been thrown at this vehicle with the only result being his wallet is lighter. So he gives up and "lets" us look at it. Customer states it started acting up as he pulled away ...
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1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBCA44B4E
I have very limited experience on these vehicles and am really looking for some direction with this vehicle. I do have a very basic understanding of the way this fuel system works (meaning I know fuel pressure is used to regulate the mixture). This vehicle has...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Keyless Entry and Sunroof VIN: WDBNG70J8Y
Thanks in advance for reading this--we desperately need some help! We had this S430 towed to our shop with a dead battery. It turns out that rain had entered the trunk and shorted out the CD changer, causing a parasitic drain. We replaced the CD changer with ...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L fan motor VIN: 4JGAB75E32
Intermittent operation of rear HVAC blower, (located in the console between the front seats), does not matter if the switch that controls this blower,(mounted on the front dash console) is switched on or off. This blower will go up to full speed and back to of...
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1994 Mitsubishi Mighty Max 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JA7LS21G7R
This truck has the electric stepper motor that increases idle speed when the engine is cold and also when the a/c is turned on. Noticed that it was not working when the a/c was switched on. removed the throttle body and cleaned it, very cruddy. Reinstalled and...
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1994 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Stall VIN: 06ST012374
car came into me with a stall at idle he said it stalled at every stop light i have only had it stall one time he said that it will start up but it would take awhile when it stalled for me just before it stalled the cooling fans started to go on off on off the...
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2001 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Hesitation VIN: 1N6DD26S91
Here is one that is driving me up the wall. No.2 cylinder shows a misfire when in drive or reverse and accelerator is depressed. No faults found in ignition system. Replaced plugs, wires, cap & rotor. Scoped No.2 injector and no problem seen. Swapped No.2 inje... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cyl 2 misfire)
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2005 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L No Start VIN: IN6ADO7405
Hello Techs. Truck was towed in no start no communication from pcm. Customer stated he was driving 65 when the truck shut off like you turned the key off. After waiting a bit retried to start it finally started. Drove home and next day the truck would not star...
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2005 Nissan Xterra S 4.0L No Start VIN: 5N1AN08U75
This truck was towed in. Cranks fine, has no spark. scanned for codes, watched rpm signal on scanner, went to no communication when cranked. Scanner came back with ignition in the on position. checked pattern at crank sensor, was perfect. Vehicle had remote st...
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1999 Saturn SL1 1.9L Misfire VIN: 1G8ZF5281X
i started on this saturn due to large oil consumption and drivabilty issue, ( random miss ) i rebuilt the head found that all of the valve guide seals were just about gone, and after installing it getting new plugs and wires and even a new ignition coil for th...
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2003 Saturn L200 2.2L Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JU54F73
I'm having a shifting issue with this vehicle, its lacking power too but that can be due to the cat converter(waiting for part). The unit shifts at high RPM under load 3900 to 4100 rpm. When at express way speeds under acceleration it will down shift to 2nd ge... Trouble codes: P0300, P0420, P0172
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1995 Subaru SVX L 3.3L charging VIN: JF1CX3238R
Has anyone out there run into a similar problem? According to schematic, generator is not pcm controlled. I measured voltage on the large wire - 13.2, large whit wire - 13.2, small white wire 13.5. My service manuals that I am using are Mitchell and Alldatapro...
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1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L no power/ poor accel VIN: JT3VN39W1S
Vehicle came to us with a head gasket leak. Customer decided to replace engine with a re-built. Engine installation completed and road tested. Vehicle had no power on acceleration, same symptoms as a plugged cat. Exhaust oxygen sensor reading, "RICH". Rep... Trouble codes: 24 (Intake Air Temp sensor circuit open or short)
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2005 Acura TL 3.2L Stall VIN: 19UUA65595
Thanks for all the replies. Most said to check the computer for water intrusion as this can cause the coils to stay on for too long which overheats the coils making them melt and seize in the spark plug hole. I did not check for water damage in the computer s... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0306.
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2006 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDF78E06
I only received one response on this. After more digging I discovered that there is a second revision to the crankcase vent valve, which the Audi dealer failed to help us with when we ordered the part through them! The updated valve part number mentioned in th... Trouble codes: P1297 (connection charger-throttle valve pressure drop upper limit exceeded).
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2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4HP54K0Y
As usual, these types of problems are very difficult to locate.Part of the problem is a deplorable lack of information from alldata, mitchell,etc. This one turned out to be a poor fuse contact in the front PDC. The fuse to the ing-pcm was not making good con...
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1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Interior Lights VIN: 1GEEH9OY9W
Hello and thanks for all the help, Well as you know this vehicle is converted into a hearse. There is a storage area under the rear floor that has room for the spare tire and odds and ends. This area has a small interior light to illuminate this area, I notice...
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2001 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L evap VIN: 1G6KE57Y41
broke wire at the connector to the purge valve FIXT WIRE NO PROPLEM THANK YOU Trouble codes: P0443 (evap canister purge valve).
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1992 Chevrolet P30 7.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GBKP37N4N
Thanks Guy's for the help. Found a wire, curcuit 440 chaffing on the engine block that goes to the fuel pump relay. Sending this one down the road! again, thank you
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1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on
I finally got the car back [I thought the customer gave up on me , he thought he needed a tune up].Let me reiterate my process of diagnosis [you will probably wonder how this guy is working on cars].KOEO map reads .02 on scanner.Disconnect map and check for 5v... Trouble codes: 36 (map voltage low).
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1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GCDM19W4X
well this nightmare from hell is fixed after haveing some time to run some test compression good 150 lbs accros the board dist cap ac delco also plugs ac delco did injector ballance test and found that not only cyl # 4 injector bad cyl # 1 2 3 6 no good onl... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304.
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2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Filling with fuel VIN: 1GCHG35RXY
Thanks for all the replies after inspecting the filler neck looked good and straight with no kinks unhooked canister and tried to fill tank still had the same problem removed filler neck and found vent tube up tight to module reinstalled filler neck and filled...
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2005 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L radio VIN: 2G1WH52K25
thanks to all who replied.turns out the origional radio was ok. the car had been underwater and the connection under the carpet between the seats for the amp was rotted apart.
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1998 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on, VIN: 2C3HD46J3W
Thanks for your help fellows.The general concensus was that we had used aftermarket sensors. We used a know good used oem sensor to test it out and that fixed it.We purchased a new one (which was a chore in itself,seeing that the 3 closer dodge dealers near u... Trouble codes: P0340, P1391.
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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 3B7KF23Z42
Thank you everyone for your help it is great to have a network like this when needed the truck is fixed the problem was an intermittent crank sensor, since there were no codes I took advice from a member and replaced it. The truck runs flawless. Thank you Joe...
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HA18DX3
i preformed a vacume test on the engine and noticed the guage was not steady, between 5 and 20 inch pounds at idle, preformed a dead cylinder test and found the # 8 cylinder was not producing power, this cylinder passed a cylinder leak down test, spark test, a... Trouble codes: P0208 (injector 8), P0206 (6), P0205 (5), P0203 (3), P0201 (1), P0300 (random misfire).
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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.9L no power VIN: 3D7KU28C74
thanks to all that helped. this truck had two issue's that made a power loss. first was the lift pump that was already revised and moved from the side of the motor on the filter housing to the dodge in tank module style. and that revised pump had low pressure ...
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Cuts out VIN: 1D4GP24R55
The broken flexplate was the culprit. thanks for all the responses with this. Great having such a large database of knowledge. The key thing would be seeing the crankshaft/cam syn off by 13 degrees. Talked to another shop yesterday having what sound like the s... Trouble codes: P0016.
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1996 Ford Mustang 3.8L battery drain VIN: 1FALP4442T
The majority of replies said the amplifier is behind the console, below the radio. I found a connector with the yellow hot wire, above the accelerator pedal, so I unplugged it, and the drain was gone. It already has an aftermarket radio in it. The customer jus...
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2000 Ford F-150 5.4L starting VIN: 1FTRX18L2Y
AFTER ERPEDITLY TESTING THIS OUT WE COULDN'T GET IT TOO ACT UP. WE GAVE THE CUSTOMER THE OPTION TO REPLACE BOTH KEYS AND REPROGRAM, HOWEVER HE OPTED TO WAIT AND SEE IF IT WOULD ACT UP AGAIN. THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO HELP OUT.
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2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L reverse VIN: 1FMZU72E82
Well in thiseconomy and job uncertainty the customer is going to save up the money before replacing the trans. Robert, Terry, Jerry and John all said rebuild on this one. Robert did also suggest a KAM reset which I did but didnt help. Terry suggested driving t...
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTWW32F82
I want to thank everyone for all the time and effort.Had alot relies from checking connectors-to injector squirting oil properly.I ended up pulling injectors again-this time noticed what looked like antifreeze in the injector sleeve.Pressure tested cooling sys...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21P63
Thanks to all who responded to this question. I ended up sending this truck to another shop that has worked on diesel truck before. I felt I was over my head with this one. The problem began with the wrong oil filter installed. This truck was one of the fir...
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2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU74K65
I am on holidays until jan 10,2010.. I pretty sure it is the throttle sensor on the engine..I took the unit off and plug it in to an identical vehicle and the throttle plate only fluttered . With the key on,engine off,the throttle plate,in my opinion should ha... Trouble codes: P0221, P2101, P2104, P2106, P2110, P2135.
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2006 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L torque convertor VIN: 1FAFP34N16
I will call this one fixed although I'm not sure it's going to stay fixed. The mechanic working on the car correctly diagnosed that the noise was from several teeth on the flexplate ring gear contacting something in the bellhousing. All torque convertor bolts ...
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2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L door locks VIN: 1HGCG56632
Well I am pretty sure that I have fixed this one, I installed a new driver's side door lock actuator and verified all powers and grounds, I left the doors unlocked every night and the status never changed. I have to believe that the car is fixed. I would like ...
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2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1HGCM56683
Got four replies on this. Rudy, Dan and Eric thought fuel issues. Logical, based on the info I provided. Michael advised to check the secondary ignition system carefully. Thanks for your input. I was able to finally get the car to "shake on accel" more regula...
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1994 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L T-case VIN: 1J4FJ68S2R
Hello there. The replies I received involved checking tire sizes, but most of them talked about how the symptoms I described were normal operation. These transfer cases are not a true shift on the fly in and out of 4wd. I let the owner read the posts I receive...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L A/C, power windows, locks, inst cluster VIN: 1J4GW68S1X
After a lot of work done trying to find the cause of the prob, I finally observed that by keeping pressed (about 10s or more )the lock or unlock button of the remote, all the symtoms goes away and everything work fine again, also I could notice that the lock f...
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1J4HR58225
Thanks again to all who took the time to reply, As we keep troubleshooting & trying to get this vehicle to act up. We put many drive cycles on it,keep it for several days! As we had said previously,when then vehicle was brought into the shop. The battery was d...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L roof VIN: WDBKK47F1Y
There are 2 micro switches under the headliner at the front latches, they have clear silicone dust boots that became sticky and would not release when the top was unlatched. clean and lubricate the boots, works perfectly.
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2002 Mercedes-Benz E430 4Matic 4.3L Hesitation VIN: WDBJF83J02
I have yet to duplicate the concern after a week of driving the vehicle , I have recomended to the customer to replace the Maf and Clean and inspect the throttle body. I had a split response from other members of a throttle body issue and a MAF issue. After d...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L heat control VIN: WDBUF70J03
Client sent car to dealer to replace SAM. I still don't know why the erratic working ac system delivers hot air just to rear of car while is able to keep front air vents cool... Thanks
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L No Start VIN: WMWRC33413
I think this one is fixed. I got it to act up in the shop and tested resistance on all 4 fuel injectors, all were identical. I hooked up the scope to look at injector patterns, engine started before I got a good look. I noticed that when it did start that the ...
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2002 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 3.5L Drier VIN: JA4MW31R12
Thanks for the help guys, found this cylinder on the passanger side of the Condenser. Now I just hope the cap comes off with out a hitch. It seems every other bolt I touch on this truck breaks off. :-) Thanks again
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2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L No Start VIN: 1G2NF52E42
It's finnally gone - checked and rechecked, but in the end found that fuse for the a/c - oil pressure circut bad replaced wire under pdc and replaced fuse and car starts everytime has been with the customer for 1 week and no problems, i had checked the fuse bu...
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1989 Saab 9000 S 2.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: YS3CS55D1K
CUSTOMER HAS NOT APPROVED THE REPAIR BUT. THE PROBLEM IS CRANK SENSOR. AS IT TURNS OUT THIS CAR WAS TOWED FROM ANOUTHER SHOP AND WE DID'NT ACTUALLY GET INTO THE SENSOR BECAUSE WE SAW IT WAS NEW. CAR WILL BE BILLED AND SHIPPED BACK TO THE OTHER GUY IS WHAT IT ...
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1992 Saab 9000 Turbo 2.3L Engine VIN: YS3CL55M7N
Thanks everyone. It was the turbo leaking into the exhaust side. It burnt off so fast you couldn't catch a trace of it by taking off the pipe. New turbo, problem solved. John
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2000 Saturn SL2 1.9L No Start, no com at dlc for ob VIN: 1G8JW82R5Y
to calvin thank you rodgre and carl ive tryed your segudtcions and replaced 3 moduels with no luck .i think it might be the dia and securty moduel how ever the customer opted out so we will not know . iam sorry iam not more correct in my spelling thanks for yo... Trouble codes: U2105.
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1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXAE09BXS
unfortunately the customer picked up vehicle before i could continue diagnosing problem. I did install o.e. knock sensor and pigtail but i think this was a symptom of the problem not the cause. Sunil was on the right track with timing or crank sensor but unles... Trouble codes: 52 (knock sensor circuit).
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L engine VIN: WVWVD23B2Y
ok so I now know what i did wrong i guess i didnt pay enough attetion to the exhaust cam seal position both times i sealed the #1 bearing cap... First It must have taken 2 weeks to work its self out, and I didnt notice it the second time because it was almost ...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S 1.8L oil pressure VIN: 3VWCD21Y83
Thanks for all the replies with what little info I supplied. I thought the oil pressure switch might be faulty - when comming to idle after freeway speeds the oil light would come on. But with everyones input on clogged pick up hit the nail on the head. This c...
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1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L camshaft cover VIN: YV1TS90D5X
Thanks to all who replied. Car is reassembled and leak free.Anders, you are correct, the carrier plate is the drive plate.Next for the torque spec... the default torque for an M7 bolt, 17nm, is correct for the cylinder head cover.For unknown reasons Alldata/Vo...
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