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2001 BMW 525i 2.5L Unknown VIN: WBADS43471
hi, i have a 2001 bmw 525i wagon. it came in with a check engine light on. scanned and had a code p0733. gear ratio monitoring 3rd gear.. i inspected the fluid and it was very diry, but no debris in the pan itself. i refilled and test drove it and the trans li...
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2003 BMW 325Ci 2.5L convertible top VIN: WBABS33413
Customers complaint was top stuck in down position and trunk only opens from lock cylinder in trunk lid, (it would make repetitive clicking sound in trunk/pump area if you held the "open" control button). Cleared codes, retested system, no codes but from theor...
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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L no heat VIN: WBAVB135X6
car came in with complaint of no heat (car does not overheat) we checked with AutoLogic scanner & found only 1 code for solar sensor. we checked the engine coolant temp.(98c) & radiator outlet temp.(63c) in shop at idle.Has heat in shop at idle, out on road ou...
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1998 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Voltage Output VIN: WBASBV4FDA
Vehicle came in with the alternator not charging. So we put in a new one.Still same problem. Checked for power at bat terminal and that is good. As is the "L" terminal and "F" terminal at the back of alternator. No broken wires from "L" and "F" to PCM. If I di...
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2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L lubrication VIN: 1G6DM57N03
Ok guys I have a question. This cadilac with a 3.2 engine has an oil leak at the back top of the engine. I have the plenum off but still can't see back there very well. There is a pad that goes under the plenum and covers the back opening it has foam on the in...
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2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6DP56765
No experience on this engine.Car was towed in 2 weeks ago and would not start, found almost no oil in engine, changed oil and vehicle started and has been running fine since. Now we have a rough idle, with misfire codes on bank 2 and intake correlation code P0... Trouble codes: P0018 (Crankshaft- Intake Camshaft Correlation Bank 2), P0012 (Intake Camshaft Position Performance Bank 2), P0300 (p0301-), P0301 (p0302-), P0302 (p0304-), P0304
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1994 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNCS13W6R
thus far can not establish communication to pull codes. tested aldl have ground and 5 volts signal. will not evan allow jumper for light to falsh codes. have good powers and grounds at pcm. have 5 volt rev. signal at tps and ect. can not pull data stream and/o...
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1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCDM19W8V
no start condition when any kind of moisture out when finally started runs good all day but if there is any moisture will not start runs down battery starts fine on dry day's. towed in but restarted every time customer states only why its humid rainy or snowy ...
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2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L Stall, voltage drop VIN: 3GNEC13T83
when turning and braking simultaneously, the alt. volts drop and the engine stalls intermittenly.
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2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L wipers VIN: 1G1ND52J43
When the wipers are turned on, they work. However, when they are turned off, they will not stop(sometimes). Some times when the brake is applied the wipers will speed up and sometimes they will turn off when the brake is applied. They always turn off when the ...
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2005 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.5L Cuts out, Stall, ELECTRICAL POWER LOS VIN: 1G1ZT54805
I hope I can give enough information and hope someone has had the same issues.When clients issue happens it acts like you momentarily cycled the key, Speedometer drops, looses communication with scan tool. We have monitored the high and low GMLAN signals. This... Trouble codes: U2100 (history cab / buss communication), U0121 (no can bus communication), C0561 (abs system disabled), B3109 (keyless entry battery low)
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2006 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GAHG39U46
freeze frame/ failure record rpm 556 tp% 10 app% 0 open /closed (closed) st trim 1%---5 lt trim-1%---18 st trim 2%---3 lt trim-2%---12 eng load%--17 map(hg)10.4 coolant F 187 map(v)1.13 map(gm/sec)5.75 veh speed 0 tcs active tcc command(off) tank pressure (v)1... Trouble codes: P0300
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2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L MIL Lamp on, P0171 VIN: 1GNDT13S86
Need some real help here. i have one know one can figure out. It is a 06 Trailblazer that keeps throwing a P0171 code. Whenever it feels like it. sometimes you can drive 20 miles and it sets and other times you can drive 400 miles before it sets. pulled it int... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel trim system lean)
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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1AK15F56
The vehicle has been back twice since the body repairs were finished, with check engine light on and power steering assist not working. The vehicle computer will intermittantly not communicate with the scanner, and when I do get communication, the codes mentio... Trouble codes: U0073 (Control module communication BUS off), U0100 (Lost communication with ECM/PCM), U0140 (Lost Communication with BCM), P0700 (Transmission control system fault)
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2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.8L tcc VIN: 2C4GP43X2R
customer concern is service engine light. no shift concerns noted. i have a po740 tcc control circuit error. i have test driven vehicle, monitered input and output speed sensors. tcc applies and no slip noted. cannot duplicate concern. is there any common fail...
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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L pcm VIN: 3C4FY48B53
came in with broken timing belt, wp and bent valves. replaced head gasket, wp, timing belt. now i have no 5v refrence from PCM through orange wire, that supplies crank, cam and tp sensor. fuses all good, asd relay good. have no spark, injector pulse, but fuel ...
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2006 Chrysler 300 (Car) Touring 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Hi, This car came in with hesitation and stalling on acceleration, with misfire at idle, with code P0016 for Cam sensor / Crank sensor out of sync. MTV code comes later. Following trouble tree for P0016 I got to wiggling the cam sensor harness and connector w... Trouble codes: P0016 (Cam Sensior Crank Sensor Out of Sync), P0660 (Manifold Tuning Valve Circuit)
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HC13Z8W
this truck has been at two other shops if idle for 60 to 90 seconds the o2 sensor reading will go to .36v and the long term and short term fuel trim reading will go to -33% and the truck will run bad and even stall.starving for fuel.poping from intake.fuel pre... Trouble codes: P0135 (b1s1 o2 heater), P0141 (b1s2 o2 heater)
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L limp-mode VIN: 1D7HU18Z92
Hi any and ALL Dodge Truck Geru's. This truck, well cared for, came in about 3 months ago with DTC P0748, pressure solidnoid control/ trans relay circuit error. Checked in on archives,local transmission shop and Dodge Truck Service and all agreed this code was...
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2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Hesitation VIN: 2935545183
on power pulling out and load testing with power brake only goes to about 1800 to 2000 rpm and black smoke will get to 60mph with no load on vechile.
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2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck SLT 5.7L ign?? VIN: 207J605206
truck cam in on the hook,c/s wnet to store came back no crank. turn key on you can hear fulpump run.turn key and nothing happens.my scanner update is 06:(.im thinking security but no way to check.the security light on dash lights up and goes out on key cycle....
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1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2FTEF15N6N
replace engine from scrap yard. didn't have an injector pulse , found that wiring harness is diffrent , reeplaced with old harness and then it would start but missfired bad, runns not bad at higher rpm. but will not idle. if i keep running the engine the cat s...
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1992 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat 5.8L all shifts VIN: 1FTDF15H8N
this truck was brougth to us by the customer,he had the truck at other shop where the speed sensor was changed twice,the problem this truck has is that when the spedometer is working fine,the transmission shifts just fine,but when the speedometer does'nt work ...
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1998 Ford Ranger XLT 2.5L transmission VIN: 1FTYR10CZW
Vehicle came in for a CEL and hard shifts, test drive confirmed CEL and OD lite flashing, and hard shifts including initial engagement when put into gear. Pulled into bay to scan and modis would not communicate. Checked with another scanner with no comm. I che...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Pedal VIN: 1FTNX21L7X
Originally this truck came in with the complaint that intermittently the clutch pedal would stick down and the clutch wouldn't completely disengage making it hard to get into gear. The master cylinder was leaking slightly near the pushrod, we installed a new F...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Misfire VIN: 1FTNX21S6X
Hello all I have this F250 V10 that has misfire on #9. It does not do it all of the time it runs great for about 15-[...] and then starts to miss. The plug that came out of the hole looks normal with a light brown color. I has a new injector,plug,coil. Als... Trouble codes: P0309
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2000 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L engine VIN: 1FTYR14V2Y
this vehicle came in with a squeeling noise coming from the back of the motor on cold starts and then goes away after the car has run for only a few seconds. there are no driveability concerns. we thought it was the can synchronizer but after replacement with ...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.8L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21591
customer came in with no start. i checked and found no fuel pump power. checked inertia switch and found it tripped. reset it and drove around the lot for a while. it tripped again while driving, when i pushed it in again i did,t like the feel of it so i unbol...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21P53
Truck towed in dead battery replaced have good rpm 380 fuel pressure 1390 need guidance with codes. Trouble codes: P0262, P0271, P0277, P0280
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2003 Ford E-550 Super Duty Custom 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDAF56X3E
hello techs ford f550 6.0 diesel customer went to start truck this morning no start looked under hood big rats nest they chewed threw egr valve wireing on top of engine customer spliced in new wireing with butt conectors still wont start called me it will not ... Trouble codes: N0NE
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2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14514
Vehicle came in barely running with P0022 code, tore down and found cam timing had jumped and broken guide. Replaced chains, guides, and tensioners, did oil change(and engine was clean inside been well maintained), put back together runs much better but still ... Trouble codes: P0022
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2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Surge VIN: 1FVFGT546G
after all repaire completed when driving the vehicle you get a serge that is verry noticeble while driving .there are no codes in the system and we have checked all turbo vacuum hoses and eletrical connectors
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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21P86
This truck came in on a hook for no start. Connected a scan tool to find that it had almost no ICP (less than 300 psi). The desired ICP was above 500psi the IPR at 85%. The truck sat all night. The next morning it Started right up. I drove it 6 miles or so and...
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2007 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L message center VIN: 1FMEU64816
Hi Ford tech's this is a really easy question. I found this explorer (really sweet deal almost stole it price so cheap). but thats another story. The change oil light is on in the message center in the center of the dash. My question is What is the procedure ...
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1999 GMC Sonoma SLS 2.2L No Start VIN: 1GTC1940X8
well thanks inadvance well i have a gmc truck that came in for iterminted no start it starts fine for days and then it wont start she have to trune the key for a bit and then it starts then after that the truck runs fine all day she will park it and it will be...
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2004 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L abs VIN: 1GKEK13T74
after stop try to accel sounds like traction system was active, traction light comes on and accel pedal has no responds, after truck gets going light goes off and seems fine till next stop. feels like bad speed sensor sending signal to traction system that the...
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01D81
The customer came in with the MIL lit. Scanned with Autologic and came up with the codes for the VVT over-retarded on both banks. This problem came up for the customer about two weeks ago, but she only just was able to bring the car in today. After clearing th... Trouble codes: P1383 (Bank 1 VVT overretarded), P1388 (Bank 2 VVT overretarded)
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2002 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Misfire VIN: SAJDA01N82
hello i have a 02 s-type with a intermittent problem.it has a code p0305. misfire cyl. 5. also has a code p0355.ignition coil e primary circuit malfunction.the car runs good with no misfire at all.the coil has been replaced and the code still has come back. i ...
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Stall VIN: 1J4GZ58S8T
customer stated difficulty keeping jeep running without foot on throttle. throttle body has been cleaned, and all adaptives reset. i have seen posting for battery problems, one problem i am having is when i go to minimum airflow test the engine will not idle. ... Trouble codes: 420 (cat eff)
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1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: SALJY1246V
I have this land rover thats flooding all the time.oil pan has about 2qts. of gas in it,all the plugs are fuel fouled.i don't have land rover on my modis,so i went into generic obd2 to get codes and data.ect sensor seems to read right.not a rover person,not bu... Trouble codes: P1331
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1999 Lexus GS400 4.0L Misfire VIN: JT8BH68X4X
The code keeps on coming back after the car has been idling for awhile. Also the Abs system has a code that says ECM System Malfunction, which is strange to me, because we replaced the Abs pump with a good used unit, and what would make it say ECM, and not Abs... Trouble codes: P1349
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1990 Mazda B2200 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM2UF1139L
We have always done good work for this guy so he wants us to figure it out. I am a carb guy but i have not ever worked on one of these carbs and when you don't know how this particular carb works/can't get info we need a little advice. The problem started when...
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1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 2.8L No Start VIN: 1102612002
Hello, if anyone has any helpful info on this car I'd greatly appreciate it. This vehicle has not run in many years, and the owner would like to see if it ever will again. Currently the engine cranks but does not start. It appears to have no spark and no fuel....
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBFA61EXM
hi everyone. i am working on a 1991 mercedes 300 sl with a no start issue. i have checked fuel pressure, about 90lbs at cranking. i have have spark at the plugs. i have inspected the overvoltage relay and the fuse is ok, although the relay has not been updated...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz c220 2.2L central locking VIN: WDC2030062
Hello All I have a 2001 C class saloon 203 chassis.It is a right hand drive vehicle.After locking the car the passenger front door keeps clicking relocking itself.If the car is unlocked after between [...] to 1 minute the n/s/f door will relock.I have repl...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No drive / whine VIN: WDBJH65J81
On occasion vehicle will not move when put into gear and makes loud buzzing sound as if front pump sucking air. After sitting for a couple of hours it may start up and operate normally, with no whine, for days. A clear tube inserted into trans cooler line indi...
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1995 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L water pump VIN: 1MELM66L6S
This vehicle goes through a water pump every 3 or 4 months. Always leaking at the seal. Installed several different brands including an OEM Ford pump. I have flushed and filled system, replaced belt, thermostat. Everything checks out. Any Ideas???
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1993 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L 1-2-3-4 VIN: JN1HJ01F4P
after replacing line pressure sylinoid pack. a week later car came back.with engine dieing when put into gear tested system and found convertor not unlocking.so replaced convertor.and car still dying when put into gear after car worms up it will unlock and shi...
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2000 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Charging VIN: 1N4DL01D7Y
hello everyone i'm having some problems with a altima. it came in with a dead battery, found alterator not charging so replaced alternator. car left came back week later, car doesn't charge at high rpm. has any one seen this before. thank you for any help you ...
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Rt. Low Beam VIN: JN8DRO9Y71
A Guess for the archived is not plausible at this time, Rt. Headlamp socket to DRL Module, Yel/Blk to #8 (DRL) No continuity? If I manually ground this wire it will work. Where does #8 wire get its groung from? Or am I out to lunch? Happy New Year and let's h...
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2006 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L steering VIN: JN8AZ08T76
Good morning guys and gals. Just let me say thanks ahead of time for any help you may beable to give. One of the techs in our shop sold drive belts on the vehical in question. After replacing the belts the customer leaves, only to return in half hour with the ...
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2008 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5L Mechanical VIN: JNSAS58V38
I have this customer with a Nissan Rogue that has a mouse nest in the blower motor. I was able to partially remove the blower motor and suck out most of the debris. However that blower motor fan is broken from the mouse nest. I now need to remove & replace the...
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2009 Pontiac G6 3.5L shifter VIN: 1G2ZH57N29
i am puzzled by this one. at times when the customer says he or she can not get the car out of gear after starting car. have tried several times but can not get it to act up. any help would be appreciated.
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1988 Porsche 944 2.5L engine VIN: WP0AB0942J
any help will be greatly appreciated on this problem!!! car developed oil leak after headgasket repair,[single cam engine] oil appears to be coming out of oil seperator, [oil fill tube assembly] removed oil seperator and replaced, also cleaned return ports in ...
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1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L Stall VIN: YS3DD58B6T
with key on engine off my genisys scan tool reading engine temp -40. when engine running reads ok156.still have cold start problem.is this normal for saab or glitch in scan tool?if i jump coolant temp sensor key on no change.engine running jumped reads-29.
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2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L Automatic Transmission VIN: 4S3-BH6653
I'd just like to describe the symptoms which are rather unusual, while pointing out that none of several shops in Tucson, or the Subaru dealer, who has looked at this car numerous times, have been able to find any problem whatsoever. There are no codes set. T...
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2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BP62666
thanks in advance for the help. anyway I have a p0420 code which appears to be the cat. but my cruise light is also flashing and I have not seen this before. If anyone can enlighten me on why my cruise light is flashing it would be greatly appreciated. thank y... Trouble codes: P0420
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1997 Toyota LAND CRUISER 4200CC Starting VIN: JT111TJ820
does anyone have a wiring diagram for the 24 volt starting system? the starter stayed engaged and burnt out and after relacing the starter it wont turn over. any help would be appreciated
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2006 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L abs VIN: 5TDBT48A06
thanks in advance. i have a 2006 toy sequoia.. customer came in saying the pedal went to the floor and abs started running.. and since has had a hard pedal sometimes.. there were 3 codes in the abs c0210 rr wheel speed sig..c1223 fault in abs control sys... an...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWVD23B2Y
I replaced the chain tensioner a few months ago. I TRIPLE checked the timing. I have 16 links between the two marks on the cam that are lined up perfectly with the arrows on the caps when the crank pulley is lined up with the notch on the timing cover and both... Trouble codes: P1522, P1340, P0300, P0304, P0306, P0305
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2003 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L drive line VIN: WAULT64B13
sorry for the delay, the holidays got in the way. it seems that the vibration worked itself out after a lil driving. maybe something in the drive shaft or cv joints was binding from removing and installing. thank you for all the replies.
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1992 Chevrolet S10 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCCS14R2P
stupid aftermarket fuel pump made us run circles. nice call to the guys who said fuel. I just danced around it because it was new. Thank you!! to all 29 of you who responded. thanks 29 times.
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 1GTEK19R1W
Sorry to take so long to get back with a fix, I wanted to make sure we had a good fix. After testing and re-testing everything we could think of, the only thing we could find that could be the cause was the fuel pressure being slightly low. I connected my Moto... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel System Lean Bank 1), P0174 (Fuel System Lean Bank 2), P0161 (HO2S Heater Circuit Bank 2 Sensor 2).
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L Misfire VIN: 2GCEC19T74
After checking all the good suggestions, I do believe the view of several opinions that I am chasing a ghost. It seems that this skip/miss I feel is a symptom this Chevy was born with. It is a real symptom, with a phantom solution.
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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2.2L air bag light VIN: 1G1AL15F37
thanks to all.sent to gm as the pass.seat module was replaced and never programmed
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Misfire VIN: 1B7HF13Y0X
special thanks to all who replied many of you was great help on this one. i didnt want to admit to myself that it was internal but i dont a leak down test on the compression and sure enough the air was coming out the exhaust. i pulled the head and had one burn...
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L heat ducts VIN: 1D7HA18N63
Thanks everyone for the replies. Most felt it was a heater core problem, so I attacked that first by backflushing the heater core and after a few flushes, the heat got better on the driver's side. It was enough to make the customer happy and he didn't want the...
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GHCD12342
Sticky valve due to motor used motor sitting for a time, added an oil additive and customer has not called to say that the noise or poor idle was still present. Trouble codes: P0301.
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2006 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HW48N46
So far from all the responses I received, it is obvious that this engine has major mechanical problems (HUGE amounts of blue smoke)...There is also 100.000 km warranty, about 1000+km left to go...so it went back to the Dealer for a FIX...thanks PRO'S...
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2006 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L first gear VIN: 1D4HB58N86
Thanks for all the help on this problem. The vehicle is fixed and yes to all those who said the solenoid pack "solenoid pack valve assembly" was the problem. Replaced valve body. Did LR solenoid test with scanner. No more negative response with scanner. Then ...
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2006 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L MIL Lamp on, trans VIN: 1D4HB58N86
Thanks for all the help on this problem. The vehicle is fixed and yes to all those who said the solenoid pack "solenoid pack valve assembly" was the problem. Replaced valve body. Did LR solenoid test with scanner. No more negative response with scanner. Then ... Trouble codes: P0700, P0750.
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2007 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L headlights VIN: 2D4GP44L67
Thanks everyone for your help & big thanks to Richard [...],loose ground wires behind the B-pillar,the nut on the ground stud was a quarter of an inch from tight,IATN saves the day again.
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2008 Dodge Sprinter 2500 3.0L Maintenance VIN: WD0PE84568
Thanks for all of the replies. Most said that there is a procedure to reset the light but it never works and the only way to reset it is to use the factory scan tool. Edgar reponded with a procedure that was very similar to what I was doing but when I was doin...
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1993 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTCR10X9P
Sorry about the delay, have been closed for the holidays could not find a new comp. have sent the old comp. to have re-maned. Will up-date when comp. comes back.
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2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L lockup VIN: 5FNRL38775
THANKS FOR ALL THE RESPONSES. FIX FOR THIS ONE WAS ENGINE MOUNTS.WHEN VEHICLE WENT INTO ECO MODE, THE VIBRATION CREATED BY RUNNING ON 3 CYLINDERS COULD NOT BE DAMPENED SUFFICENTLY DUE TO THE MOUNTS.
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1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L left turn signals VIN: SAJHX1249V
Sorry for long delay out of town. someone called and sent my tech thru flow chart he had and the conclusion was the light module was bad. They ordered the new part and it was the same thing happening. So they ordered a body module and it took care of problem. ...
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L trans solenoid pack in valve body VIN: 1J8HR58295
well in the end the trans had to come down & the TC was no good. talking customer into rebuild due to more debris in pan on magnet thanks to all until next venture!!!
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2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KNDJA7236Y
Replaced the IAC with a second part from Kia, and all is well. Just hate it when you know you diagnose something, replace bad part and still not right! Thanks for your help. Trouble codes: P1505 (IAC fault).
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2001 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Ride Control VIN: 1LNHM97V31
ck wiring from the solenoid to the module all ok. Had to order a module and Customer finaly returned last week 12-30-09 and we replaced it and the problem was fixed. Thank you for all the help. TW
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2000 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L MIL Lamp on, harsh shift VIN: JM1BJ2235Y
thanks to everyone that replied. after chasing this intermittant problem for awhile we finally had it happen with the volt meter on the battery and the scanner hooked up. the regulator in the alternator was failing causing an 18v spike to the rest of the car... Trouble codes: P0745, P1631.
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2007 Mazda CX-7 Grand Touring 2.3L Evaporator VIN: JM3ER29327
Many thanks to those of you that replied. In researching this low time dilemma with a number of sources, we found that Mazda is extremely low. Mazda's labor time to replace the instrument panel (dash) is 4.6hrs. The labor time for an evaporator core on a mid/l...
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L No Start VIN: CB2500HA33
Hi sorry for the delay in closing problem was resticked fuel filter inline before lift pump. called black plaque in gas tank. thanks for the help. randy
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L Safety VIN: WDBRF81J03
Thanks for the responses, I think that the cause of the melted harness and this is only a guess was the body shop welding without disconnecting the battery. special thanks to Ron from Virginia "have seen bodyshops that did not disconnect the battery before wel...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBUF26J16
Thanks to everyone for the input. Edgar from Nevada led us to a service bulletin regarding problematic pressure regulators. We've sent this one back to the dealer for replacement of the pressure regulator and fuel rail under warranty.
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1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L electric window VIN: 4M2XV11T8X
Thank you for all the suggestions it turned out to be the Window Switch. The passenger window started acting up and the voltage was 0 to the motor intermittently.
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2003 Mitsubishi Outlander LS 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4KX31G03
RE SMOKED VEHICLE FOUND PLASTIC T ABOVE TANK LEAKING. THANKS TO ALL FOR THE HELP Trouble codes: P0442 (evap leak small).
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2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L heat VIN: 3N1CB51D83
WE COULD NOT SOLVE HEAT PROBLEM. ADVISED CUSTOMER TO TAKE TO NISSAN DEALER. CUSTOMER CALLED ME AND SAID HAD IT AT NISSAN 2 TIMES AND STILL SAME PROBLEM.
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1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.3L Cuts out VIN: 1G3AJ51N6K
i put a computer in this one. been driving it myself for a week. no problems. thanks to all for your help.
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1998 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L No Start, Long crank to start VIN: 1P3EJ46C4W
Well the customer didn't want to put the money into the car.I just wanted to thank all you guys for the quick response time to my problem,I F#*king love this site,Thanks again.
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1998 Plymouth Neon Expresso 2.0L No Start VIN: 1P3ES47C3W
First of all, I sincerely thank those of you who took the time to reply and help me out. Using a headlight instead of an ohmeter to test a circut under load is a great suggestion. Thank you. Earlier I had removed the inspection plug in the timing cover to v...
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1988 Pontiac Fiero GT 2.8L No Start VIN: 1G2PH1193J
First of all thanks for all those who replied to this. I needed a new set of eyes to look at this problem. I called in George Menchu and Eric Figone to help me with this. They ran the same test I did and found my findings to be the same as theirs. Wiring diagr...
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1989 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 4122336579
hello to all and thank you for your help. this car was a bitch from the get go.what was the fix??? 1. turbo 2. vacuum lines. 3. fuel pump 4. apc module. 5 ecm i would not believe it if i was not doing the job. by the way, if took 3 ecm's to work!!! jetronic......
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2001 Saturn SL1 1.9L Check engine light VIN: 1G8ZF52841
Well, thanks for all the replies, however in the mist of checking out by unplugging everything, we noticed the old computer in the trunk. The mechanic pluged it in and the code was gone. He then noticed the customer purchased the computer without checking th...
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2008 Scion xD 1.8L head cylinder VIN: JTKKU10479
we going to put used engine less milege cheap thanks everyone who send replies "keep it up guys you rocks" totally duds"
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2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 4S3BH68631
Well, this one appears to be fixed. Initially, we resealed the tail shaft housing, but the vehicle came back again with a leak. The only questionable areas were the external oil filter and one of the transmission cooler line connections about 8 inches away fro...
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2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L heater VIN: JTEHH20V01
found the heater core was slightly blocked on the far end and was causing low heat to the drivers side. Changed heater core and heat equaled out in car. Thanks for helping.
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2001 Toyota Highlander 2.4L heater VIN: JTEGD21A01
Turns out the replacement controller was bad we ordered another and after replacement the system now works fine. This was one of those times you question your self because the replacement part was new and has a very low rate of new part failures. Thank you all...
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2005 Toyota Camry 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4T1BF30K15
Thanks everyone, The fix was to drive it and let it "slowly" relearn. Seemed like it took all day of driving to get it to adjust but it finally did. I'm thinking the tbi was so dirty that it created such a large varience in learned idle that it maybe took long...
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2004 Volvo S60 R 2.5L brake squeek VIN: YV1RH52Y14
well, we have come to the conclusion that our customer is a two footed driver and rides the brake everywhere she goes.Its very hard to tell a customer that they are doing something wrong,we handled the situation very gently and seemed to go ok. thanks for all ...
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2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1CY59265
Thanks for all the replies. I did remove fuel filter to check for restriction and it is a good flow. All replies were pointing to the fuel pressure sensor on the fuel rail. Installed new sensor and let customer have for the weekend. Customer called and has... Trouble codes: P0089 (fuel pressure performance), P0087 (fuel pressure low).
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