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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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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L heater core VIN: WBADD632XV
how does this heating system work? ele. water pump? heater valves? heater core? can the valve on the inside of the fender be bypassed? we would appreceiate any help thank you!
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Display VIN: WBAAM320XO
Hello Everyone, I have in the shop a BMW e46 323 that has lost the display on the cimate control, its not just the backlighting there is nothing there, no fan control, no temp control, no comunication with scan tool, check all fuses and have tried second hand ...
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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L drivers window VIN: WBAGN63433
When you press auto up on the drivers window it goes all the way up and a little over half way back down. I have tried initialising it useing several different methods including one found in IATN archives. Neither of my information systems have any information...
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2007 BMW MINI 1.6L dsc module VIN: WMWMF33517
Hello all. I have a mini cooper here that has just been repaired by a reputable collision shop. The DSC and amber brake lights are on. The turn signals do not cancel. It has a new clock spring , steering angle sensor aswell as several air bags and pretensioner...
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1997 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2G4WB52K0V
Someone tell me what we're missing...Please! This car has been here way to long and I don't have enough hair to be pulling it out. This vehicle will misfire and pop back into the intake, also it will jerk pretty going down the freeway. One of me technicians lo...
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2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L oil pressure VIN: 1G6DM57N73
Vehicle died on highway for customer when message came up low oil pressre. Tow company added over 3 quarts of oil. Car started up and the customer brought it in for service thinking he only had a major oil leak problem. Valve cover gaskets leaking badly so i p...
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1994 Chevrolet C3500 5.7L temp guage VIN: 1GBGC24K4R
this truck reads normal 195 to 210 degrees when key is on but then goes up to 235 degrees when you shut the key off. I'm looking for advice on where to start with this, hopefully someone has seen this problem. this is a one wire sensor to a guage. Thanks for a...
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1997 Chevrolet C1500 5.0L Misfire VIN: 2GCEC19M4V
This vehicle came in not running. The guy parked it because it ran bad. It's been sitting a couple of years, the plate expired in '08. Started with fuel pump & filter. Gas was varnished and emptied it out. I put in 6 gallons of Chevron 87 grade. Truck started ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire detected)
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2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GMDM19W3Y
Gentlemen, This vehicle has a miss when driving with no load or if you rev it up while sittingbut if you brake torque it does not miss at all, missfire is the worst on 3 and 4 but also on 1 2 & 5, wires cap and rotor, coil new. Had a problem with no power befo... Trouble codes: P0300
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2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L starter VIN: 3G1JF12T3Y
Hi, One of my students is working on his Cavalier. He was having problems with the starter staying engaged so he replaced it with a rebuilt. When he connects the battery terminals the starter runs without turning the key. We checked for voltage at the trigger ...
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Unknown VIN: 2G1WF52E81
Hey guys, i have a 01 chevy impala 3.4 with a 4t65e tranny. it came in with the complain that the further their foot is on the gas the slower it goes. drove the car and felt like the converter was slipping. i would gas it at any speed and the car seemed to sto...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L key fob, front seat heater VIN: 1GCHK29113
hi guys thanks in advance for the help, pretty sure we know whats going on but would like confirmation if anybody has run into this. vehicle first came in with all components in passenger front door inop, including both front seat heaters and door fob inop. wa...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L temp control VIN: 2GCEC13T84
reflashed hvac module,customer stated the a/c will blow hot-warm air out of drivers side intermitenly,no codes set and unable to duplicate,a/c charge is on the money any tips or suggestions would be great,thanks
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2006 Chevrolet C7500 Kodiak C7C042 7.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GBM8C1C56
This truck is loosing power & stalling on the road. It will usually restart and return to the yard on it's own. A pressure gauge on the port by the fuel filter shows max pressure of 70 PSI when it runs good, but sometimes 30PSI or less; this is when we have th...
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2003 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L Lock up shift VIN: 2C8GP64L33
I was told by the van owner that they never had that problem before,the trans just stoped shifting.
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2003 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.4L No Start VIN: 1C3EL46X53
I know for one of you this is an easy one. This car does not start after the engine swap. no start no spark. crank sensor is in a completely different spot on the used engine that was put in. Original engine had crank sensor right by the starter, installed eng...
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2005 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L transmission VIN: 2C8GF68495
We have a strange nioise at about 50 to 70 mph. It will resonate on a right hand turn, still there going straight but louder on right turn @60 mph. Found a bent wheel left front replaced it with inner tie rod and noise still there. Oh it almost goes away on a ...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L heater core VIN: 3D7HA18N52
Hi all thanks for taking the time to try and help me. This truck has a 4.7 V8 and the heater is not hot on the drivers side. It doesn't have dual climate zones. The drivers side will heat on low blower setting at idle. High blower setting will cause it to go c...
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2002 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L data stream VIN: 2B3HD46R12
vehicle towed in for water pump leakage.my technician performed water pump service(timing chain drive as we all know.) all maks on timing chain with sprockets lined up.(yes it was reverified by myself and another tech.)start engine, check engine light is on n... Trouble codes: P0016
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L No Start VIN: 2D4GP44393
Vehicle towed in. Died while driving. Negative battery cable very loose. Tighten cable and confirm battery is good. No crank. PCM is not making ground for starter relay. PCM will not communicate with Genesys scanner but BCM will with codes noted above, one of ... Trouble codes: 3D (front fog indicator output open - BCM), 09 (engine messages not recieved - BCM), SK1M, SK1M
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 5.7L all gauges VIN: 1D7HA18DX4
Vehicle came in with check engine light on and compalint of wanting to stall at red lights. drives fine right now, but when you hook up scan tool all gauges go dead and dash reads NO BUS. this only happens when you hook up the scanner. by cycling key on and of...
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2004 Dodge Stratus R/T 2.7L starter, fuel pump VIN: 1B3EL76R84
Vehicle came in with a no crank. Found 20 amp fuse #8 in underhood fusebox blown. It runs the fuel pump and starter solenoid. Replaced fuse, started and ran fine. Approximately 20 starts later, the car died a few seconds after startup. Fuse #8 blown again. Ins...
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2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L SKREEM module VIN: WDOPD744X6
to my daimler/chrysler techs - need help! van came in to body shop hit in driver rear. after towed in would not start & had start error message in instrument cluster display! I scanned w/both DRBIII & mercedes laptop - no communication w/SKREEM module. checked...
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1993 Eagle Talon TSi 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4E3CG64F8P
A few months back this car came in for a rough running condition and was diag. to be a bad fuel injector. the customer didnt have a lot of money so he wanted to go the used route. we replaced the entire fuel rail and injectors(used). a few weeks later it came ...
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1994 Ford F-150 XLT 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FTEX14H9R
Hello! We have a 94 F-150 with the 5.8 in it that is being stubborn. It will not start when cold, typically around 20 to 30 degrees outside. If it's really cold out, 10 to -10 degrees, or warmer than 40 degrees outside, then it will start every time with no pr... Trouble codes: 116 (ect sensor)
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1999 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTRX18L4X
Ford guys PLEASE HELP me with this one.this truck will start and run fine then it will stall and not restart until the key is cycled off then it will re start.when it stalls it will set a code u1262 will be set.the odometer will change from the numbers to dash... Trouble codes: U1262 (buss communication fault)
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Low Power VIN: 1FDWF37F5X
Hello everyone. I have this F350 that I kind of know was going to a challenge / nightmare from when I first laid eyes on it. I don't do a whole lot of these I think the third one i have seen .True Mileage is Unknown. When the truck came in it would barely run ... Trouble codes: P0470 (Exh back Pressure sensor circuit), P0275 (Cylinder 5 Balance/ Contribution), P0284 (Cylinder 8 Balance Contribution)
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1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L heat VIN: 1F1FP93U7X
customer came in with a no heat condition. after test drive sure enough no heat was coming out of the vents. after coolant flush, waterpump and new heater core heat is a little better when driving but at idle the heat goes to cold. i see the blend door working...
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L running lamps VIN: 1FTNX21F22
Replaced fusebox, came back a week later, same problem. This time also no interior lights with a good fuse 17. Replaced RKE module, now I have interior lights, no parking lights. The headlights and fog lamps work perfectly. If I use ids to turn on the parking ...
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2005 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L starting system VIN: 1GTEK19T55
Hello folks got one here GMC Sierra hybrid,customer sent the truck on hook saying he lost the brakes while driving,now my problem is I cant get it started,I called the customer and he said did'nt have any issue about starting the vehicle.I hooked up my Snappy ...
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1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L suspension VIN: JHMCG5649X
Had a 1999 honda accord in shop with a suspension matlaic rattle over rough road.Struts were worn and boots on ball joints torn.Replaced upper and lower ball joints,front and rear struts and sway bar end links.Drove car everything sounded ok.Cust took vehicle ...
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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L heater VIN: 5FNRL18733
Van came in for no heat and gauge was reading low.started with new thermostat and no fix.When i fell heater lines bottom with heater valve is hot to heater core and hose for return is cool.Removed heater control valve and was working okay.Tried raising front e...
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2002 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L Misfire VIN: JACDS58X82
Vehicle came in with a slight misfire/flutter in 4th gear under light cruise condition. No misfires detected in obd monitor. Replaced coils and plugs. re-tested vehicle. No improvement over previous test drive.note. Only seems to happen at shift points.
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2007 Isuzu N NRR 5.2L Brake Pedal feel
Okay this one is annoying me. Came in for brake job as front pads were getting thin. Pulled truck down and found wheel cylinders on drivers rear were leaking also. Replaced wheel cylinders and rear shoes. Adjusted brakes up to specs furnished by local supply h...
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L Unknown VIN: 1J4G258S0X
hi all, Moisture builds up on inner windshield when defrost is on. I'm assuming its a common problem but I cant find the proper info and dont want to tear into it until Im sure whats going on.No coolant, just moisture. I havent lowered the blower motor yet. i...
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2000 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 1LMH81W4YY
Vehicle will not take gas on acceleration with the MAF plugged in. Replaced the Mass Air Flow sensor and had the same problem. There are no codes and the fuel pressure is within range. Unplug the MAF, and it accelerates fine. The TPS voltage is normal with an ...
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1998 Mazda Protege LX 1.5L none VIN: JM1BC1414W
It does not have DTC, not fail engine runs very well, not pass emission test, I am replaced both O2, catalyst, tune up, general cleaning of intake manifold, egr system, ( troubleshooter solus indicates vehicle with 7 years or 70,000 miles PCM flash before repl...
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2000 Mazda B3000 SX 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4F4YR12U6Y
I would like to know if anyone has run into high fuel pressure on one of these trucks and how it affected fuel trims. LT B1 -9, LT B2 -7. Fuel pressure is 68 lbs, spec is 45 - 65. Running vehicle on fuel inj cleaning system at 50 psi brought fuel trims down to...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L ignition key VIN: WDBHA24G7Y
Tried installing new EIS but programing key would not light up and no sound from steering unlock when key inserted?
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2006 Mercedes-Benz R500 5.0L popping sound VIN: 4JGCB75EX6
Hi, this one is driving us mad. It is our shop landlord's car, and it is a weird problem. When at road speed, say 30-50 mph, trailing throttle, slight throttle or decel, you hear this erratic "pop pop" sound that sounds for the world to be an exhaust backfire,...
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1990 Mitsubishi DELICA 2.8L air bag VIN: P25W041301
air bag light continously on .checked wiring ,ok .replaced g sensor as per fault code coming up .still light stays on . anyone had as similar problem ?
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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A3AX35G3W
I need some help guys. This eclipes came to the shop for a no start. Checked fuel pressure found was good. Checked pattern of the cam and crank sensors with scope looks good. Found the number 1 and 2 fuel injectors had pulse but 3 and 4 didnt. Checked wiring b...
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2000 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4A3AA46G3Y
Hello, could use some help. car came in with a running rough problem, diagnosed a po 303 misfire code did tune up plugs wires coil cleaned throttle body, cleared codes took it for a road test it was fine, customer picked up called next day said it was stalling...
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1975 Nissan 280Z 2.8L Cuts out, Misfire, BACKFIRE VIN: HLS3020611
I hope someone can lead me in the right direction. We have this 280z that came in with a no start. Put in a fuel pump and vehicle runs. But under hard acceleration and load the vehicle feels like it just wants to cut off. Sometimes it backfires through the int...
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1977 Nissan 280Z 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: HLS30-4125
Ended up with this job because of it belonging to the parents of my sons best friend. It has been sitting idle and neglected for years. Tags expired 4/96. We put a battery in it, checked compression and found 140-150 lbs. Spark was good but found no fuel pump ...
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1995 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L camshaft VIN: JN1CA21D5S
another tech was working on this car to do the head gaskets. He got angry and decieded to quit half way into the job. This engine has 4 cams and my question is how do i know which 2 are for bank 1 and more importantly inatake and exhaust cams. How can i identi...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31A9Y
code 171 setting mil light,no drivabilty complaints,smoke tested all intake system ,no leaks present,scoped injector patterns & all 3 02 sensors ok,injector pulse width slightly smaller on rear bank,fuel pressure & volume test all in spec,mass air flow well wi... Trouble codes: P0171 (right bank 1 lean)
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2002 Nissan Altima SL 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11D62
I got this vehicle from another tech in shop check timing chains they are in time all I could find was the coils will only spark onces per ignition cycle so changed crank sensor and still the same thing can someone please help thanks in advance
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2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3GR62H41
Vehicle came in with complaint of rough idle, smooth under all other conditions. We verified complaint, no misfires (a few random ones on cyl #1, very spotty) on scanner at off idle or while driving, but once rpm drops to below approx 1000 constant misfire sta...
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2000 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1G2WJ52J4Y
no pending, or stored codes. heavy surge/cuts out @2200-2500 rpm steady throttle. symptom will cease when throttle is opened (rpm/load increased) scope traced tps signal (good, no glitches) monitored crankshaft position sensor (good, no glitches) symptom does ...
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2002 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L trans
car is in limp mode has po785 code sls solenoid circuit problem checked harness seems ok ohmmed solenoids at harness don't see any issue tried to clear code but comes right back key on engine off fluid seems good.everyone wants to throw a trans at it curious i...
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2001 Saturn SL1 1.9L Cylinder head bolt torque VIN: 1G8ZH52891
Need help or advice with this 2001 saturn SL1 with a 1.9L sohc. I am replacing the cylinder head gasket and ready to install original cylinder head with new head bolts. never done one on this vehicle and want to make sure im 100% correct. Using all data for to...
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2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JF1SF63501
car can be driven all day but not at night the engine runs great until headlights are turned on, then engine runs poorly, no power, stalling, and the only thing i have found is the 5 volts ref to tps goes to zero, i did inspect the grounds, and the charging ra...
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1994 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Steering Rack VIN: 2T1AE09B8R
I have a 94 Corolla with some funky knocking noises going on in the front over bumps. It sounds like bad struts, clunks severely. The car also has a brake pulsation (slightly warped rotors i believe), which causes the noise to sound much worse when braking at ...
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1998 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Suspension VIN: 4T3ZF13C9W
I had van in my shop last couple months ago customer complaint tires wear only inner of tire, we replaced struts & strut mount, lower control arm & ball joint, Outer tie rod end and Customer Replace Both front tires and sent to alignment.Now customer come back...
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2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L 4 wheel drive VIN: 5TDBT48A72
Hello, guys, this one came in on the hook last week. I recovered the vehicle from the woods next to the owners driveway. He went off the steep driveway, and got it stuck, in the process, he junked the transfer case, and the front diff. I have replaced the tran...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start, MIL Lamp on, START THEN STALL VIN: 3VWCF21CXY
we have a 2000 vw beetle gls 1.9 diesel turbo in with no start. this vihicle will start for a few seconds and stall. has codes p1156 map sensor cicuit open or shorted to ground and p1161 map sensor circuit open or shorted to power. durring sensor data check i ... Trouble codes: P1151 (MAP sensor circuit open or shorted to ground), P1161 (MAP sensor circuit open or shorted to power)
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRK69MX1
We have this 01 Jetta that failed the emissions test for high HC's and high NOx ( NOx over 3000ppm ). There were 10 codes in the PCM. Cleared the PCM and no codes have returned, yet. Using the lamda calculator, the air/fuel ratio is over 17 : 1. The B1S1 O2 se...
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Internal VIN: WAUZL54BXY
Thank you to all that responded. The car is going back together with an extended warranty transmission that they had shipped to us...the warranty companies are cutting into our profits these days! We got a clear idea on the times from everyones post and the cl...
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2006 Audi A4 Quattro 3.2L central lock VIN: WAUDH78E26
Thanks for the 4 replies.Unfortunately when I read David reply ,the customer picked up the car before,so i could not see if the central convienience module (central lock module ,underneath D/S seat, I guess!)is wet with water intrude. But I did try,what Philli...
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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L head rest VIN: WBABS53461
thanks for all replies,thanks to Robert,I guess at one point the roll bars were deployed,and comes out of head rest,after rest need to replace head rests,with a little more effort were able to remove headrests and replace new ones,that is what I was asked to d...
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1997 Chevrolet Blazer LT 4.3L Cuts out VIN: 1GNDT13W3V
Thanks to all who took the time to reply. The fix ended up being a new ignition module. After tugging on the connector to the module we were able to duplicate the stalling. Neither MAP sensor code returned. Thanks again, Steve [...] Trouble codes: P1106, P0108.
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Vibration upon braking VIN: 2GCEC19T9Y
Out of 62 responses, only 2 (Bill [...]) recommended rechecking the tires. After balancing all 4 tires/wheels, the vibration-while-braking problem is completely resolved. The customer has now admitted that he had 2 of his tires dismounted for...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Starting VIN: 1GCEC14X93
Thank you for all the help. I am sorry for taking so long to get back. This vehicle appears to have been exposed to a voltage spike. I replaced the BCM and was able to communicate but then I lost communication with the PCM. I then went through everything ag...
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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L limp-in mode VIN: 2GCEK19T13
GOT 17 REPLIES TO THIS-TRUCK STILL HAS NOT ACTED UP AGAIN.I DID CLEAN THROTTLE BODY AS DEAN FROM CALIF. SUGGESTED,HE ALSO SUGGESTED LOOKING INTO TSB 1869994 WHICH ADDRESSES WIRING ISSUES AT THE T/B CONNECTOR/AND BREAKING WIRES A FEW INCHES FROM CONNECTOR.ANOTH... Trouble codes: P0220.
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2003 Chevrolet S10 2.2L No Start VIN: 1GCCS14H73
Hello Every Tech. First of all, I will like thank you every one offer the info and advice. The problem I found was the left rear chasis ground wasn't getting good ground, I decide to make another from connector through the engine block area to get better groun...
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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L cruise control VIN: 3GCEK133X8
hello all this one is fixed and i got some good info that should help a lot of people. first of all deke and lewis were correct it was the brake switch (not much info for this vehicle yet even the dealer said the cc switch was bad.the big question was if the ...
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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L door lock VIN: 2C8GF68495
thanx to all that replied When the actuator went out it also fried the driver door switch module (the driver door switch and the module are 1 piece incorperated) my electrical guy took the module apart and soldered the melted part together and rebooted the ...
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2005 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.3L ac/alternetor VIN: 2C8GP54L65
i am sorry i haven't closed this posting however i was waiting on the customer.thanks to all who posted a reply.well i found that the alternator pulley assembly was stuck.replace with new alternator and noise appear to be greatly reduced,however the customer s...
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2008 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L starter VIN: 2A8HR44H08
Hi again folks. Thanks for the 15 replies. Most addressed a "wireless ignition node" or "module" that most likely would need replacing & reprogramming with dedicated diagnostic equipment which I do not have. & spoke with another tech in person who used to wo...
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1997 Dodge Dakota Sport 5.2L Stall VIN: 1B7GL23Y2V
Kenny from Kansas had the right idea. Customer had to get a jump the night before and had problems with idling since. I guess it just takes a couple of hours of driving it for the computer to relearn the idle settings. I let the customer drive it around the...
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L heater VIN: 1FTZF17201
Replaced water pump, flushed heater core, heater was warmer but not hot. I replaced the aftermarket thermostat with a dealer thermostat which was 1/8 of an inch longer which had a washer at the end of it that extended into the block further. It did not get e...
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L master cylinder VIN: 1FTSW21P45
Thanks to all for your feedback on this issue. Yes the truck is fixed but the customer is not. A new master cylinder and another flush took care of the issue. We disassembled the master cylinder and the piston cups as well as the master cylinder cap showed no ...
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2004 GMC Sierra 3500 6.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHK33214
WE TESTED THE COMMUNICATION WIRES BETWEEN THE COMPUTERS AND THEY TESTED OUT OK. HAD ANOTHER DURAMAX IN THE SHOP SO WE SWAPPED THE MODULES OUT AND THE TRUCK FIRED UP INSTANTLY. GOT A USED MODULE AND TRUCK RUNS AWESOME. NO COMMUNICATION CODES HAVE COME BACK. Trouble codes: P0335, U0105 (lost communication fuel injector control module), U0106 (lost communication glow plug module).
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2003 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S83
the problem turned out to be the crankshaft sensor wires. i removed the lower timing cover and the belts were in good condition, upon carefull exam i saw the prior mechanic failed to run the wires in correct path so the wires rubbed through on the main timing ...
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2004 Isuzu Axiom XS 3.5L cam sprocket and phaser and valves VIN: 4S2DE58Y44
Well, sorry but I cant get the customer to call me back, she is currently renting a car and I guess I will inherit this pos. Just makes you wonder when did the train jump the tracks. These things are supposed to be transportation, not space shuttles! Too much ...
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1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1J4GX58S0P
Customer has tapped out on this one. Coolant temp is in range, dropping exhaust has no effect on starting, Once started I could not get backpressure to jump over 5 psi no matter what I did. Vehicle had less than 2.5psi at 2500 rpm which is within spec. timing ...
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2006 Lincoln Town Car Executive L 4.6L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM84W56
Customer went back to dealer and they replace egr valve.car is fine now, ithink they did more then that.Got my egr vavle back it was a ford part reboxed by stanard. cant see it being the valve,but the customer is happy Trouble codes: P2106.
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1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1TA2217S
after testing all output and inputs to the ecm we decided it had to be a faulty ecm we got a new one and sure enough it fixed the problem it was strange that all inputs were correct but the ecm was not processing them correctly thanks to all who replied ,also ... Trouble codes: P0100 (MAF Mass or volume air flow A circuit), P0725 (ckp), P1195 (Manufacturer controlled fuel and air), P1522 (VRIS solenoid), P1777 (TCC Manufacturer controlled transmission), P1792 (TPS Manufacturer controlled transmission).
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2001 Mazda Tribute DX 3.0L unknown VIN: 4F2CU08191
I took apart the fuse block and found more water and corrosion inside. Cleaned, blow-dry and reinstalled. Vehicle was instantly fixed of all those mysterious problems. Client took vehicle to a leak specialist before planning on returning for a new fuse bloc...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L No Start VIN: WDBHA22EOT
Thanks to you guys we have fixed this Benz, though feeling a bit sheepish about what it turned out to be. As per your suggestions, we checked the throttle body for it being in sync with control unit ( actually was the original swapped from the bad motor alread... Trouble codes: 116 (no can data from rcl control module), 117 (attempt to start with rcl locked).
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C320 4Matic 3.2L Unknown VIN: WDBRF84J83
thanks for everyones reply ..it ended up being that the bottom stepper motor door was acting up lubed it up and seems to be working fine now .. thanks again
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1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Misfire VIN: 4A3AK34Y5S
Well techs, I haven't fixed this one yet. I pulled the head and seen nothing wrong, but i had it shaved anyway because I seen some nicks near that cylinder. There are no vac leaks, the valves are not leaking, and the EGR system if in working order. I have also...
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1997 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, VIN: 1N4BU31D6V
sorry it took me so long to close this request. holidays and all you know. I haven't had the customer back as he works out of town. I do appreciate the two or three fellows who actually took the time to read me request COMPLETELY and that info, I'm sure will b...
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2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L ignition VIN: 3N1CB51063
Vehicle has a ground wire issue from coolant temp sensor to ground junction block. Thanks for the help.
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1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L Locks, Radio, Interior Lights VIN: 1G3AJ85M2T
Sorry to say that most replies kept listing what I already said didn't exist. There is no relay behind the dash. I had the ENTIRE dash out of the vehicle. What I eventually did was to re-think the system minus a relay. The actual controller for the keyless...
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1988 Porsche 944 2.5L engine VIN: WP0AB0942J
THANKS TO ALL FOR YOUR HELP, I HAD THE BAD FEELING ON THIS CAR FROM THE TIME IT CAME IN ON HOOK, HOOKED VACUUM/PRESSURE GAUGE TO DIPSTICK TUBE AS WAS SUGGEST [GOOD IDEA] AND DROVE CAR 60 MPH ON LEVEL ROAD SHOWED 1 1/2 TO 2 LBS CRANK PRESSURE, ON A FULL ACCEL F...
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2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L p0730 VIN: YS3DD58H71
THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED SO FAST. AS ALL SAID THE RADIATOR COOLER IS LEAKING. OLDER CHRYSLERS DID THE SAME BUT THE FLUID WOULD TURN MILKY PINK. I'M REPLACEING THE RADIATOR FLUSHING THE TRANS AND HOPE FOR THE BEST. LIKE I SAID THE TRANS IS SHIFTING PERFECT RIG...
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1992 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Over Drive VIN: JT3VN29V2M
Thank you all for your replies. There was a lot of great information and it was all along the same lines. The late engaging OD problem we came to understand was a problem with this year vehicle. However it was taking longer than it should have. We used all th...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Tach erratic, OPS light flashes, ABS Yellow light VIN: WVWCD63B3X
When I was able to have the problem occur in the shop, the tach was not working. I unplugged the ABS module and instantly the tach started to work and some of the lights went out. I managed to replaced the module in the vehicle with a new one. The module was ...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L front seal area VIN: 3VWSE69M92
Thanks to all who offered help. Peter from Wisconsin correctly identified problem. When I removed front seal I saw that my tech had missed the spun front bushing. The bushing seat in the front pump was some what scored but given the price of rebuilding or repl...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Engine VIN: 3VWCD21C73
Thank you all for the responces. Everyone has said that you must replace with the same engine code. Emmissions, year model, and general engine design are the top three reasons. We have a long and very good standing with the salvage yard the engine is coming...
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