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2003 Acura RSX 2.0L Electronic
after replacing timing belt, pads & rotors the customer complaint is that the vsc and check engine lights come on. they come and go. i found an 02 sensor code and i did find some posts about the 02 heater shorting and lighting up the vsc light so i changed the...
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2003 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L ride height VIN: WA1YD64B13
Have a 2003 AUDI Allroad and pulled a trouble code 01772. The front of the car will leak down evenly over a period of 5 to 7 days. Replaced both front air struts and it continues to do the same thing. Suspension comes right back up once engine is started. Comp...
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2005 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Cylinder head VIN: WAULC68E35
Hello gentlemen, I have this 2005 A4 quattro that came in for an oil change and a set of wiper blades. The other concern was coolant leaking as the 'low coolant level' light came on once since beginning of December. While the lower engine cover was off to drai...
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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Adaptive light defect VIN: WAUDG74F55
System works normally. Intermittently sets code 02626 for right side dynamic cornering light motor. Looking for proper diagnostic procedure. Wiring diagrams, pin readouts and possible pattern failure. Have vag scan tool, looking for group numbers for system al...
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1990 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAAD2315L
idle surge when cold-fuel pressure ok--coolant temp ok---carbon cleaning---no codes ---only does it in cold weather -supplying to much fuel really rich.--ok warm
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L ambient temp VIN: WBADD5320V
ambient temp reading was chaged from ferh to cel when trying to reset maint light. no owners manual. wondering if anyone can tell us how to reset ambient back to ferh. any help would be wonderful. thanks mel
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2002 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAET37462
Hi...I'm pulling my hair out on this vehicle...please help... Check engine light on. This vehicle has a misfire on cylinder 3 & 5 This vehicle will run rough & misfire while warming up,once the engine is warm it is okay.I started by replacing spark plugs & ign... Trouble codes: 240 (cylinder 3 misfire), 242 (cylinder 5 misfire)
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2007 BMW 335i 3.0L all lights are dead VIN: WBAWB73567
ok. i have a bmw thats been at my shop for awhile. story is that car was sent for factory not working. no int. lights, no dash lights, no lights of any kind, but lights would flash on and of maybe 8 sec. apart. now bmw had car and has not been able to fix all ...
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1988 Buick Electra Park Avenue 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CW51C1J
i have a problem with this 1988 buick park ave. we have replaced the ecm, with gm part, tps, all the wiring test good but no voltage to tps on the 5 volt wire. all other sensors that use a 5 volt reference is good and 5 volt reference is present. haven't repla... Trouble codes: 22 (tps signal voltage low)
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1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G4K22K7S4
Hello all! I am wanting some insight on the intermittinent buick. This car dies and normally restarts right away with no hesitation. It fails very little on a cold day, but in the shop or on a warm day it fail a lot more. It has to be good and hot and will onl...
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2001 Buick Rendezvouz 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G5DBO3E12
now the car runs bad has a po300 random misfire.my helper for some reason thought he should remove the harmonic balancer could we have upset the air gap for the sensor? Trouble codes: P0300
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2002 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Suspension VIN: 1G4HR5K72U
Hi,I'm trying to find info on this. On the panel it will say, Service stability System . It comes on about one time a week. Just driving straight down the road at about 30 or 40 mph. Car feels fine. I did not think the 02 Buick had this system but I could be a...
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2004 Buick Century Limited 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HR54K14
Have a repeat offender PO442 Evap leak, smoke checked several times, looked for connection problems as suggested in archives, finding no leaks, suspect tank pressure sensor, except for the vent solenoid nothing fails when in shop and takes several weeks for li... Trouble codes: P0442
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1996 Chevrolet Tahoe 6.5L Trans,tech,speedo VIN: 3GNEK18R7T
Greetings, The owner of this Tahoe was driving along when suddenly the speedometer and the techometer quit working. At the same time the transmission quit shifting and seems to be stuck in second or third. We've checked all the fuses and took it for a test d...
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNCS13W1T
Customer said truck is hard starting first time in the morning. Fuel pressure is good (55 to 60) and will maintain 55lbs for a couple of hours(at rest). Pressure does drop off to 0 overnight but returns on the first key on. Spark output seems fine (jumps an in...
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1997 Chevrolet Blazer LT 4.3L Cuts out VIN: 1GNDT13W3V
This vehicle occasionally stalls, usually at idle. Before it stalls, the tach will fluctuate and then the truck will stall. The truck restarts immediately. The fuel pump was replaced 6 months ago and the plugs, cap, rotor and wires were replaced 2 days ago. Th... Trouble codes: P1106, P0108
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1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNDM19WXW
Thanks in advance. I have a simple igntion arc coming from the bottom of the coil wire to the coil. It only happens when trying to start cold. It will continue to crank until it catches which takes 1 to 4 key cycles. Once it starts, there is no problem. It is,...
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L hvac VIN: KJKIUI8976
THIS [...] IS THE SHOP/COURTESY VEHICLE...coolant guage only getting 1/4 up...when i removed thermostat housing to change thermostat very little coolant came out despite rad full and expansion tank full...therefore when i tried to top up rad after thermos...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L compression VIN: 3GNFK16T11
vehicle towed in for stall. restarts but runs roung. found all cylinders on right bank misfiring. compression between 50-80 psi. left bank 200-220 psi. found converter plugged. removed, cleared cylinders and retested. right bank still low compression. code(s) ...
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2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L instrument cluster VIN: 1G1ND52J51
Hello this Malibu has an intermittent problem happened last night after I started the car, in the dash operational=RPM guage, cluster lights, odometer. Inop=coolant guage, fuel guage, also low fuel dot on. Indicators stuck on= theft system, sevice engine soon,...
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2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GNDU3E62D
van came in 1 mth ago, overheating. found low coolant added 2 liters and could not locate any leaks. customer drove again. problem returned, coolant bottle is full but rad is low and system is air locked. after bleeding many times and testing with water pump b...
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2004 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEK12T14
Truck is sort of intermittant but it always adds fuel to bank 1, and around 25% at idle though the pulse width looks the same as the other bank. Will sometimes run very well, next time VERY rough idle. Usually, #1 cyl will miss most, and some for #3, but now w... Trouble codes: P0300, P0171 (Lean bank 1)
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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Mode Actuator Motor VIN: 1GNDS13S34
This vehicle came in with the mode actuator door only switching between floor and defrost. Any setting other than these two produces no change. When the mode selector switch is set to blow on both vent and floor the engine begins to stumble and if the mode sel...
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2005 Chevrolet Equinox LS 3.4L rear drive shaft VIN: 2CNDL73F25
just looking for input on rear drive shaft problems on these equinox. i've checked with local drive line shops and there is no rebuild kit for the front cv joint on the rear drive shaft. you have to buy the whole drive shaft from dealer at $1100.00. has anyone...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Misfire VIN: 1BGTYUII66
Fuel trim bank 1 is stuck at +25% WITH IGNITION ON and engine off. I have dis-connected battery and tried again, same results. STFT are at 0 on both banks. Plugs are black with soot on bank 1, beautiful on bank 2, cant find any intake leaks from the outside, ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0171
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2007 Chevrolet Corvette 6.0L anti theft VIN: 1G1YY36U67
The DIC displays NO FOB with either (2) FOB in hand. Would start with FOB in glove box slot. Tried reprograming FOBs and now will not start with FOB in glove box slot. Tried both the unboard reprogramming method and the Tech2 pass thru system. FOB will work on...
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1999 Chrysler LHS 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3HC56G4X
put heads on car left came back hard start changed injectors now no start tries
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L suspension VIN: 3C8FY4BB91
Hi gang! I am not very good at determining noises from front suspension at times. Customer came in and asked if I could try to determine where the noise is coming from, there is a noise like a slight thumping noise accompanied with a slight groan when the stee...
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2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L Battery VIN: 2C8GP54L32
Customer complaint is battery goes dead after sitting 2 days. I tested it with both a graphing amp meter with low amp probe and by installing an ammeter in series with negative battery cable and installing a jumper wire, then removing jumper wire after about 1...
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2002 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Accessories VIN: 2B4GP44R22
when the van is running the wipers ..radio powerwindows powerdoorlocks heater blower motor all stop working ... when the vehicle is key on engine off every thing works ..soon as it is started all the above stop working ..have tried to manipulate the ign switch...
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2003 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L ignition lock switch VIN: 2D4GP44343
The ignition lock cylinder will not turn with the key. To replace the lock cylinder, per alldata, the switch must be in the run position, however the lock cylinder will not turn to the run position. Has anyone had this problem before? Any help will be greatly ...
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2003 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L turn signals VIN: 1B3ES56C83
Vehicle came to us after another shop was checking for headlights inop - now headlights work but turn signals and rear brake lights inop (3rd light does work). They replaced multi switch and we found connector was burnt and melted. We replaced connector have a...
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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck Laramie 5.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7KS28C75
Engine idles rough and is over fueling at idle. Fuel pressure is 18000 at idle. We are also showing 15% boost at idle. We checked the signal to the FCA on the back of the pump and it was fine. We replaced the pump with a used one with no change. We also replac... Trouble codes: P0088 (high fuel pressure)
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1986 Ford Bronco XLT 5.8L drive belts VIN: 1FMEU15H7G
Cust..towed vehicle in for engine replacement.Vehicle has been in their gararge since 2000,engine half apart. Remove bad engine ,install boneyard engine,been on and off job since 11-09. Not all brackets came with either engine,and we removed airpump. looking f...
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Door locks VIN: 1FTNX21F7Y
Not really so much a help request here, but more due to lack of knowledge on the subject. This is my personal truck, and it does have electric door locks, but I did not get a key fob with the truck. I was wondering how can I tell for sure if I have remote keyl...
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2000 Ford Excursion Limited 5.4L starter/radio/ect VIN: 1FMNU43SXY
Truck was brought to us with some strange issues. First I went out to start it and starter turned over but didint enguage the flywheel cycle the key and then it did in guage the fly wheel but would not start as engine turned over normally! Then cycly the key a...
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2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L NO start VIN: 1FTNE24222
the vehicle will not start gets no poweer to solenoid at starter has batt power but none to activate solenoid.solenoid on rt fender well tests ok.ignition switch operates good.i am a front end shop and do not have a good wiring diagram source.so i lose where t...
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2003 Ford E-350 7.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDSS34F33
Hey all! This 7.3 diesel is nuts. Runs and starts fine cold, after reaching warm up, the van stalls. New IPR, new transfer pump, new injectors on #1 and #3. Oil system is ok, reservoir at top as it should be, IPR ok until begins to stall,then it goes to 65% as...
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2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73K04
Thank you all in advance. We have a 2004 ford explorer 4.0 that came in needing a new alternator and battery. After disconnecting the battery and reconnecting it the car would start then stall. Eventually it would start but idle very low and fluctuate badly. T... Trouble codes: P0506
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2006 Ford Five Hundred SE 3.0L Kickdown VIN: 1FAHP24176
Got this five hundred in this afternoon. Shifts fine till it warms up. All gears present and smooth shifts till you hit passing gear and then Bang. Everything is fine till you hit the gas to pass someone then it makes a very harsh downshift to fourth. Reprogra...
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2003 GMC Yukon SLT 5.3L Instrument cluster/ Heater blower VIN: 1GKEK13Z73
Hello techs! The instrument cluster on this Yukon is dead. Only the 'check engine' light and dash lights work. The heater blower works intermittent, don't know if it's related. BCM has U1000 (class 2 data link malfunction) as a current code. Heating/AC module ...
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2004 GMC Sierra 3500 6.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHK33214
vehicle towed in with no start. checked codes had p0335(ckp circuit a), p0105(lost communication ficm), p0106(lost communication gpcm). cleared codes. po105 comes back everytime, only have to turn key on for code to come back. vehicle cranks over great, but no... Trouble codes: P0335, U0105 (lost communication fuel injector control module), U0106 (lost communication glow plug module)
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2005 GMC Savana 1500 5.3L stoping distancee VIN: 1GDFH15T65
thank you in advance. customer is complaining about his van stopping. on test drive i did find a very soft brake pedal and at higher speeds you can push brake pedal almost to the floor when stopping. if you mash on brake pedal as hard as you can you cannot mak...
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1991 Honda Prelude Si 2.1L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JHMBA412XM
Hello my awesome counterparts!! Heres my story. Customer recently acquired this vehicle. The complaint is engine idle at 3k when coasting or decelerating. Customer informed us the previous owner stated the TPS (TAS)was bad. check for codes, none present, sweep...
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2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L no start VIN: ES26742L03
replaced the timming belt and the waterpump.car was running when it came in.when i start it it runs for a few seconds and dies right out.i rechecked the timming and its good.has spark,fuel presure,not to sure here whats going on with this car.please help
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2002 Honda Accord SE 2.3L Cuts out VIN: 1HGCG56792
Customer brought car in after it had run hot, checked radiator found no coolant, checked oil found coolant in oil, replaced head gaskets(had head checked at reputable shop), timing belt, water pump, after all was done went for a test drive CEL came on with p12... Trouble codes: P1259
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2006 Hummer H3 3.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 5GTDN13636
Our customer want to change fuel filter. But we're not found the fuel filter location. We uses GM EPC, but there is don't have fuel filter location illustration. The vehicle is Hummer H3 SUV 2006. Can any one tell me the H3 fuel filter's location? And in our r...
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2003 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S83
thank you in advance :0). i have here a 03 sonata towed in no start. there is no communication to two different scanners no spark or injector pulse, there is fuel pressure. i have tested the main relay, coil resistance, injector resistance. the main timing bel...
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2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Transmission VIN: SAJEA51C54
No prior vehicle history is availible sorry. The transmission seems to be leaking oil it was very wet when it came in i cleaned and rechecked no significant leaks currently topped off fluid. Is there a place where theses leak intermitntly or only under certain...
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1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1J4GX58S0P
This vehicle hards starts at all times. Scan tool shows 160 rpm during cranking, During hard start, Ive verified strong rythmic spark at the plug with ST25 spark tester. Verified injector pulse with noid light. Fuel pressure in spec, even ran engine on injecto...
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2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1J4GL58K52
Hello group, Have this Jeep and runs rough all times came in with ck eng. light on and p0304. Car makes poping noises from intake, while idleing and when driveing. I have tested compression all cyl. and is 150-175psi, pulled injectors and inspected spray patt... Trouble codes: P0304 (cyl 4 misfire)
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L steering VIN: 1J4GW58N04
Okay here's what we have. This vehicle came in and was hard to turn the steering back to the left. If you revved it up it got easier but it was still difficult. We have since found that this vehicle is equipped with the Hydraulic Cooling Fan system. (what a br...
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2002 Kia Optima SE 2.4L l door inop VIN: KNAGD12662
This is what i have. The locks work with the key and the remote. If i try and open the left door with the outer handle then the locks close. i tried to unhook the battery to override this response. still the door will not open. Any short cuts here?
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2003 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L Mechanical VIN: SALMN22213
Ok, I bought this 2003 landrover freelander and it blows alot of smoke and has a slight ticking noise in the upper end. I am a dodge tech. and have never worked on a landrover. What are these vehicles known for as a failure? I think its a headgasket problem bu...
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1995 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNLM82WOS
Vechile was towed in no start customer tried a used ignition module still wouldn't start. I pushed it in the shop and it sat overnight the next day I started working on it checked for spark , didn't have any and cranked over slow put charger on and hooked up n...
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2002 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L blower VIN: 1LNHM81W02
Checked all fuses to blower checked ok, wiring checkes ok but when you turn on blower both wires are hot, and using a power probe the blower housing is hot. Touch power probe to housing and hit ground button and blower works. Is it the control head or module. ...
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2001 Mazda Tribute DX 3.0L unknown VIN: 4F2CU08191
Client complained of engine not shutting off for up to 15 minutes after ignition key is turned off. Brake light and battery light would come on intermittently. AVR test: OK. Test drove vehicle but did not experience any of these except brake light always on. T...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WDBRF64J31
Hello everyone, I have a Benz here that is pointing me in a few too many directions. I think it would be a smart decision to get all of your opinions on this before I go any further. My customer came limping his car into the shop, only being able to go 5-10 MP... Trouble codes: P202E (8- M16/6 Throttle Valve Actuator Deflection of Throttle Valve P0120), B1000 (And a slew of MANY more Body codes most dealing with CAN), C1022 (002- And a slew of Chassis codes most CAN related)
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L esp warning message VIN: WDBJH82JX1
Hello mb techs. wondering if anyone has seen this before. the esp warning message comes on in the info section in middle of dash, and the bas light will come on. this happens on occasion, but kind of frequently. the car drives and runs normal but the customer ... Trouble codes: C1024
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2004 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L windshield washer VIN: WDBRH81J74
front windshield washer inop. has 2 pumps 1 for front 1 for rear. to test front pump i pluged rear pump wires to front pump front washer works with rear switch. went to check fuses for power found it does not use a fuse for washers.fuse chart says electronic. ...
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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Headlight Leveling VIN: WAUYP54BX1
Hi, the fix for this vehicle was to repair or replace the bulb failure module. The module was located in the 13 fold relay panel in position 9 & 10. The relay had 5 fractured solder joints that I repaired. The relay was telling us that we had a problem on the ...
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1995 BMW 318i 1.8L wont rev once hot VIN: 4USCC7321S
turned out to be the crank sensor. I had tried cooling it with brake clean and that did not change anything. The other guy I work with cleaned it really well with carb cleaner and everthing has seemed ok since. The rpm numbers never seemed to bounce around ...
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Aux Fan VIN: WBAGH83461
Never hurts to ask! Thanks to you all! I've sent my customer to get his free fan installed from BMW via the Recall--apparently these things can cause a fire!. Would have liked to have done the job myself but he'll be back...
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Misfire VIN: WBAFA53541
As I had hoped, I received multiple replies agreeing that the oil seperator causing a multitude of issues. The entire system on this car was filled with frothy oil and coked up oil as well. As of right now I've replaced the entire setup and am doing a couple o... Trouble codes: P1347.
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2004 BMW 645Ci 4.4L loss of accessories VIN: WBAEK73434
Sent the vehicle to a BMW dealership, the fix was a battery. Their scanner saw history of a large draw (something left on) - afterwards the car had numerous short trips, battery started to drop accessories. Thanks for the feedback.
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1993 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L interior VIN: 1G4CW53L3P
No fix found, problem is intermittent, smells at random, unable at this time to find any fault with hvac system, exhaust/carpet/ convertor, hood seal, wire looms all normal. Will replace blower motor, it is original, see if helps, will take time as happens onl...
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1995 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L door locks VIN: 1G4CW52K9S
yes, the door lock relay is located under the driver's seat. big thanks to all who took time to reply, especially kenny [...] for sending me a diagram. the problem i had was that fuse #1 in the relay center (above right kick panel) had a direct short to groun...
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1994 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 1G1YY32P3R
Thank you for your input! The majority of IATN responses to our help request suggested replacing the lock cylinder and reprogramming the BCM. We reviewed our test procedures, rendered our findings, described the IATN system and the 6 suggestions we recieved n...
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2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L Drive-axles VIN: 1GNET16M55
Found that the transfer case internal pump failed allowing the arm to over travel, which was setting the code. replaced transfer case retested no futher troubles.
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2005 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Steering VIN: 2G1WF52E45
Thanks for all the help & replies,special thanks to michael& jackie for the bleeding air out of system using a vacum pump puting system under 10 inches vacum and turning wheels left to right with car turned off about 10 times,bleed air out.Flushed lines cleane...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L Tailights VIN: 1GCHC24U95
First, Thank You everyone for responding. I inspected the ground circuit this morning, and found a loose connection at the frame near the fuel tank. Apparently the ground for the fuel fill nozzle, and the brake harness Share the same grounding location. Possib...
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2009 Chevrolet Corvette 6.2L Keyless entry VIN: 1G1YY36W19
After replacing the RCDLR the vehicle appears to be repaired. I believe that it was cold tempature related. Thanks for all the help.
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1998 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C3EL55H3W
The customer would alow me to go any further at this time. The vehicle remains at my shop pending the customer authorizing further repair. It now misses even when warm I have request that the customer allow me to rremove the plenum and inspect/replace gasket, ... Trouble codes: P0306 (Miisfire cyl 6), P0301 (Misfire cyl 1), P0302 (Misfire cyl 2), P0303 (Misfire cyl 3), P0304 (Misfire cyl 4), P0305 (Misfire cyl 5).
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1999 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3EJ56H4X
Thanks to all for the help and Ideas. Ron hit the nail on the head- a small ground wire was broken when the tech moved the harness out of the way to do the valve cover gaskets( forgot to mention we did those). The ground is at the rear( trans side) of the fron...
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1995 Dodge Stratus 2.4L limp mode VIN: 1B3EJ56H0S
I was concerned that the ATF in the solenoid plug was a cause of the circuit fault. I cleaned the plug and socket and no fluid came back. I went with the previous fix on one of these that said a 1032 degree trans fluid temp turned out to be the TCM. I repla...
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1997 Dodge B1500 3.9L Starting VIN: 2B7HB11X7V
Okay first of all thanks to everyone for the help..I went down the list to see if someone had mentioned the following..didn't really find it..and if I have missed it sorry and thanks. It turns out the torque convertor was the cause for reasons unknown, it had...
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7HC134WJ
Well, It appeared that the PCM was the culprit. I had one programmed and installed the unit. Only the replacement unit was defective. No 5 volt ref. output while the original one did have it. Reinstalled the original and yes it was still there. Went 'round and...
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2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.9L RR Wheel VIN: 1B7HC16X3Y
This one is fixed, Almost everyone said its a drum and/or shoe problem. They did look like aftermarket shoes and pretty fresh, so I think customer withheld info about a rear brake side job. So being this customer was very poor, What I did was loosen the adjus...
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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck Laramie 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7KS28C45
RECOMMENDED IN TANK TRANSFER PUMP BE REPLACED FIRST BECAUSE OF LOW PRESSURE AND THEN RECHECK PRESSURE READING ON SCAN TOOL.ALSO EXPLAINED TO CUSTOMER THAT PCM MAY NEED REPLACED IF PUMP WOULD NOT OPERATE FOR LONGER PERIODS OF TIME AFTER CRANKING.WE THINK IT WOU...
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1993 Ford F-350 XLT 7.3L glow plugs VIN: 1FTJW35F0S
we tried lubrication and carbon cleaners of all sorts. with a set of vise grips holding what remained of the glow plug center we ran the truck for many hours listening to more and more compression leaking past, but it never blew out. i then welded the threade...
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP52U1V
AFTER A COUPLE OF DAYS COLD STARTING VEHICLE, WE COULD NOT GET THE NO START PROBLEM TO OCCUR. RELEASED VEHICLE BACK TO THE CUSTOMER WITH NO PROBLEM FOUND AT THIS TIME. HE AGREED TO THIS AND SAID HE WOULD KEEP ME POSTED OF ANY SUCH OCCURANCE IF IT HAPPENED AGAI...
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2003 GMC C5500 Topkick C5C042 6.6L Mechanical VIN: 1GDE5E11X3
Hello to everyone that took time to lend a hand, here is the fix. Do you know the metal fuel return lines that run under the valve pan covers? Well as I was removing the heads I was going to pull the injectors out before removing the head bolts and when I went...
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1988 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JHMED365XJ
I thought that maybe the impeller on the waterpump was worn. It was due for a timing belt anyway so I replced both. The waterpump looked fine but the impeller was different on the replacement. This was right before Christmas. The last time I talked to her ...
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2006 Hummer H3 3.5L Wheel sensor VIN: 5GTDN13616
Thanks to all that replied to this request. Yes the ABS code will disable the 4 wheel drive control. My daughter had the left rear wheel sensor replaced at the dealership that she works at part time and has had no problems since. Thanks again George
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1999 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Electronic VIN: KMHWF25S1Y
Thanks to all of you who take time to help me ,whit the hyundai web site i have found a corroded wire (feed)in the fuse block in the engine compartement,thanks again.
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2005 Hyundai Tucson GL 2.0L crank , no start VIN: KM8JN12DO5
Found a corroded wire under fuse box under hood. Black w/orange strip feeds 12 volts to ecm from main relay. Thanks to all that suggested www.hmaservice.com thank you very much. Thier wiring diagrams blew away Mitchell. Thank You all again!
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2002 Infiniti I35 3.5L Intermittent wipers VIN: JNKDA31A52
Thank you all for your replies. Sorry it took so long to get back to you. We are going to try replacing the wiper motor since everything else we have inspected is functioning properly.
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2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Pining VIN: 1J4FA49S91
We decided that there might be some bad gas in the tank. We added some denatured alchol to the tank and the pinging went away. We gave vehicle back to the customer and told him to run the tank to empty and fill with 92 octange. Customer said that it has never ...
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2004 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L rocker arm VIN: 1J4GL48K24
Thanks Everyone for the responses. Turned out to be that the valves were carboned up. Used some Sea Foam directly into the air horn and let sit overnight. Nice and quiet now. Thanks Again Mike
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1999 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Poor Idle Quality
Thank you all for your time and help. here is what we ended up doing with this vehical... disconnected the stepper motor ,open the ignition and started the engine ... after doing this playing with the stepper motor connector for little bit... at a reasonable R... Trouble codes: P0300.
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1998 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L No Start VIN: JM3LV5233W
thanks, all of you that submitted your ideas. I had tried most of them breifly. Still no solution. So i went back to the basics, and found out that while the other shop was trying to diag the problem one of their techs had dropped the dist in 3 teeth off. Rese... Trouble codes: 1345 (camshaft correlation).
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L srs VIN: WDBJH65F9W
Thanks to George,Patrick,Jeromie & Dick. I had wrongly assumed that the SRS system was on a CAN network. The SRS module was faulty & an open fuse explained the remaining communication problems. Where CAN is concerned, Dick suggested to test by monitoring volta...
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2005 Nissan Xterra S 4.0L oil VIN: 5N1AN08W85
CHECKED WITH NISSAN THEY SAY ITS NOT A COMMON PROBLEM, AFTER CHECKING INTERNET SEEMS TO BE A PROBLEM I KNOW SOME PEOPLE MAY NOT LIKE IT BUT I PUT A CAN OF RESTORE IN CRANKCASE BEEN 3 WEEKS NO LOSS OF OIL
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1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Mechanical VIN: 1G2JB1246V
Well it looks like I am putting in another engine. Thanks for all the input I will let them know not to over rev and that its not a race car. Mike
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1997 Saturn SC1 1.9L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZH1271W
I would like to thank every one for their help on this one. With the issue only being first thing in the morning, I had to wait tell it had cold soaked over night to run any test and confirm my repairs. I first checked for leak down yesterday from the fuel pum... Trouble codes: P0133 (O2 Sensor B1S1 Response Too Slow), P0326 (Knock Sensor Out Of Range), P0341 (CMP Sensor Out Of Range), P0351 (Ign. Coil A Problem), P0352 (Ign. Coil B Problem), P0463 (Fuel level Sensor).
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2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L collant teme VIN: 4T1BG22K4Y
thanks for evrybody ,i tested 3 after market sensors at 50'c by check the resistance all of them not in range ,i used other sender unit from different camry was in our shop .now evrything work fine ,i make order for original part come from toyota dealer.
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2001 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L ABS/Trac/ VSC VIN: 5TD8T48A81
Vehicle not fixed---I explained to the customer the possibility of component(s) and cost of each component that might be causing the INTERMITTEN condition he is experiencing, customer decided to trade vehicle in. would like to thank all who replied to this req...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21CXX
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO REPLIED. THIS CAR IS FIXED WITH OEM CAM SENSOR I USED AFTERMARKET STANDARD BRAND SENSOR WHICH HAD MEYLE SENSOR IN THE BOX. I WENT FOR OEM SENSOR WHICH CAME BOSCH SENSOR IN THE BOX NICE SQUARE PATTERN,NO MORE 12V THANK YOU GUYS Trouble codes: P0341 (camshaft position sensor signal impaulsible).
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L windshield sprayer, high beams VIN: WVWAK73C16
well the launch was not much help on trying to do anything with the long coding. Hopefully we will be getting a vag-com soon. Sent the car to the dealer to have the long coding redone and now everything is working fine. So for some reason when the battery w...
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