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1994 Acura Legend L 3.2L engine VIN: JH4KA7679R
Customer complains temp gauge showing hot running intermittently. Claims he pulls over, revs engine then gauge drops. No signs of coolant leak or loss. I notice fans not kicking on till gauge gets real hi. I changes gauge sensor, fan sensor and t stat. This is...
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2003 Acura TL 3.2L Wipers VIN: 19UUA56653
The wipers will not shut off untill the ignition is shut off. After the ignition is shut off they will remain off till you turn them on again. Also the intermitment do not work...they run as if they are on low. Thanks Steve [...]
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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WBDAUG1C76
Hello guys- Here's whats happening. The car came in for low oil pressure light on and making alot of clattering noises. We tested oil psi and it was indeed low -like many you may know already this engine can be common for this problem. We removed the pan and t...
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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Starting VIN: WBACD4320T
Customer complaint: Car will not start after sitting for a period of time when it is cold out. The car has been doing this for 2 winters in a row. No problems during the summer or spring. As soon as winter arrives the car will crank normal but will not start...
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L outside temp reading VIN: WBADD5327V
I have a 1997 528i bmw that came in with the outside temp reading in celsius on the instrument cluster and the the climate control also reads in celsius how do I put it back to read fahrenheit.I can not find this in alldata or the owners manual.
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Misfire VIN: WBAAN37461
The engine has a missfire in cylinder number 5. We switch ignition coils and the problem did not change. After the oil separator and hoses replacement, the problem didn't go away. Now the readings I get with the I scan under smooth cylinder running,cylinder nu... Trouble codes: P0305 (Misfire Cylinder Five)
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2002 BMW 325i 2.5L Stall VIN: WBAEV33482
howdy folks. i need to replace the crank case pressure valve and related hoses on this beemer. i have looked at it twenty different ways and am not sure of the easiest way to do it. No Data has no data on the procedure, only that it pays 3.8 hours. how convien...
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2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGN63464
hello again techs of this worldi'm getting a recurring code on this bummer obd code p1434 . mitchelle refers to heating element , humidity counter. i dont have a lot of info on this and i certainly dont have DISplus or GT-1 Car is coming back today, i have alr... Trouble codes: P1434 (HUMIDITY COUNTER OVERFLOW bmw code 10189)
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2002 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1G4HR54K32
OK we have a code p1811 .Test drive was normal shifts were good tcc applied had about 35 rpms slip.shift time was .15-.18 and .The local trans shop told them they needed a $400.00 repair to replace something, she thinks a solenoid,I would imagine epc.From what...
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1994 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 6.5L lack of power VIN: 1GCHC33XR3
Just a quik question, when changing fuel filter I found aluminum shavings in filter housing on the outside of fuel filter.Can anyone tell me if this is coming from injection pump? How does the fuel flow, tank to filter to injector pump to filtero tank?
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1997 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L spark plugs VIN: 1GCDT19XXV
i have a 97 s10 4.3l automatic we were wondering if any one knew what heat range spark plug i should use, or if anyone has a ac delco part#. the truck has a powerdyne supercharger with a 6lbs pully. the motor has been changed 50,000 miles ago along with the tr...
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1997 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCEK14R8V
Here is a first for me in my 30+ years in this business. This truck came in with a fuel leak at the fuel line to injector assy connector."spider assy under intake". It was driven here. When we tried to start it, there was no spark, no fuel pump activation, no ...
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1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L balancer VIN: 2G1WW12M1V
however once the repair was completed and the vehicle was started we got an arcing from the balancer to the block and between the two halves of the balancer. It was a very blue arc that was not as evident with the drive belt disconnected. I looked at the 24x c...
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1999 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GBGC24R5X
ok the truck came in about 2 months ago customer drove it in,said every time it is real humid or rains the truck will not start. we had truck for a good week and nothing ran fine every day. gave truck back and bam the next day it would not start.got truck back...
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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L no spark VIN: 1GNEK13Z04
Hello, this tahoe came in on the hook, 1st time seeing vehicle. customer states after driving for 1/2 hour, turn off, restart 5 min. later and drive that vehicle shuts down. arrived to us 30min. later and still no-start. scanned and has P0101 mass air flow ckt...
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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L temperature VIN: 1GNEK13Z84
first check out revealed low coolant and dripping from lower hose from recent water pump replacement. fixed leak and filled it up, test drove, still overheats (runs about 235 degrees). found a few articles on identifix about using the coolant tube at throttle ...
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2004 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ND52F64
i have this 2004 malibu from a used car dealer that periodically illuminates the service engine soon light. ive had this car in a couple of times and every time there are no codes present. when you start the car, the service engine soon light will come on aft...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L ABS and Brake light on
I am working on a 2004 Chevrolet 2500HD Duramax 4x4. The problem I am looking at is the ABS and Brake light is coming on and also the Service Brake Message on the IPC. There are no stored Dtc's in the EBCM. When the lights come on and using a Tech 2 it will sh...
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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2.2L instrument illumination VIN: 1G1AL55F66
It's no wonder my hair is turning grey!! These cars alone can cause it!! Not to mention some 50+ years under the belt!! The instrument panel lights, drl, remote key fob, and who knows what else are inop. (Primary concern is the panel lights). Ipc tests good. T...
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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Misfire VIN: 3C4FY48B44
Car came in from another shop, orignal coil pack was burnt and cracked.Kept blowing fuse 13 ASD relay curcuit. Other shop replaced coil with one from salavage. still no start.Fuse was not blown when we got car. We found used coil cracked also. We have got new ... Trouble codes: P2305
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2005 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Touring 3.8L CD changer VIN: 2C4GP54L05
The Cd changer was working befor the battery was disconnected. I have tried disconnecting the battery 2 times and still have the flashing lights. DRB finds no issues. Is there a reset / recalibrate for the CD changer? Thanks for your help.
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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C4GF68485
This Pacifica sets multiple O2 codes. Originally it set a upstream O2 code and later set catalyst efficiency code. I replaced both sensors to make sure they were both good even though they seemed to be switching ok on the scanner. Now it came back with a P2097... Trouble codes: P2097 (Downstream fuel system rich 1/2)
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1995 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HF13Z0S
Attention Dodge Techs. Hope someone can shed some insight and experience here. The concern is that the cruise control is inoperative and the engine lamp is on. DTC#32 is stored for an EGR error and DTC#73 is stored. The description for #73 on our MODIS is Torq... Trouble codes: 73 (Torque Management Pulse)
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L rear brakes VIN: 1B7HF13ZXV
well guys, I am really hoping someone has some help for me with this one. I have had a 98 ram1500 4wd brought in for reoccuring rear brake shudder.(note repair history). I have installed 2 diff sets of new drums, chamfered and deglazed shoes, replaced shoes wi...
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2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L timing chain VIN: 2B3HD46R91
Looking for an expert on the 2.7L engine. Vehicle came in overheated and verified failed headgasket. Replaced head gaskets. Pulled the front of the engine to set timing marks and found water pump failed. replace pump and oil pump. Reset timing to spec with all...
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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.7L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 3D7KU28D44
i have this ram that came in running bad, found broken valve spring. replaced spring did tune up and fi service. runs good now, but cusomer complains of hesitation on accel. you can give it gas but the truck will not respond for a few seconds then it will go. ...
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 5.7L Wiper Delay VIN: 1D7HU18D24
Got a strange one here, Wipers work on Hi/Low, but delay they have erratic/random behavior. Works fine when truck is not running but as soon as she fires up they are not well. Suspected Front Control Module, Replaced and did nothing. Suspect BCM or wiper motor...
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 4.7L fuel fill VIN: 1D7HA18N84
hey dodge guys need your help.04 ram truck hard to fill at gas station.pump keeps clicking off.reflaced filler neck and kinked vapor recirculation tube(as per tsb14-001-09)i was pretty sure the kinked tube was the problem but still had the same condition after...
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2006 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L limp in mode VIN: 1D4GP24R36
the van is in limp in mode, 2nd gear only, and the check engine light is on. the code is a p1745. this is code is not listed in any of the information i have,mitchell and alldata. if anyone has any experience with this please let me know.they said this began a...
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2009 Dodge Caliber SXT 2.0L abs VIN: 1B3HB48A29
found abs light to be on with service code c0101f right front wheel speed sensor comparative performance.checked scan data and found no speed for right front wheel.tried scopping right front wheel speed sensor and was unable to.this is a two wire sensor with a...
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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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1992 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L Swap Trannies VIN: 2FTHF26M0N
I have a C6 transmission and want to know if I can replace this into a E4-0d Transmission truck. There are computer problems and kickdown cable hookups He Plows slow and he's not rich.
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1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L speedo VIN: 1FALP62W4V
need help seemed to be a slam dunk. p0500 vss fault. checked through solus no speedo reading. replaced vss like always still no vss. tested vss and all wiring from sensor to back of speedo head i have ac voltage and it varies as it goes faster. i have ground a...
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1998 Ford F-150 4.6L Electronic VIN: 2TZX18W2WC
Vehicle came in for check engine light on code was p0720. did troble shooting for code in Mitchell. Test indicated oss was bad due to resistence. Specs showed resistence should be 450 ohms on OSS. Resisitence showed 200ohms. Replaced sensor all looked good on ...
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1998 Ford F-150 4.6L Electronic VIN: 2TZX18W2WC
Vehicle came in for check engine light on code was p0720. did troble shooting for code in Mitchell. Test indicated oss was bad due to resistence. Specs showed resistence should be 450 ohms on OSS. Resisitence showed 200ohms. Replaced sensor all looked good on ...
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1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L temerature gauge VIN: 3FAKP1136X
Hi everyone, A couple months ago I got in a 1999 escort zx2 with a temp guage that was reading hot. When the car was fully cooled off it would register in the middle of the range and then while running would go beyond the red. I suspected that the actual guage...
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Starting VIN: 1FAFP53S2X
Hello, Hopefully someone has some insight into this problem with this vehicle. The problem is the car will not start but does so intermittently. When it does start it starts up right away and runs fine when it doesn't it turns over but no spark( checked with s...
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP55291
this car came in with a check engine light flashing. found faulty #3 injector, no problem right. replaced injector only to find the plastic fuel rail cracked and leaking when i put it back together. ford is telling me that this part is no longer availble, afte...
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1992 Geo Metro LSi 1.0L head gasket VIN: JG1MR3364N
Hello GEO experts. This car uses coolant. About 2 quarts every 20-40 miles miles. It started all of a sudden driving on the interstate when the temp gauge suddenly shot up and I found the radiator was empty. It was full when I left that day. Since then after d...
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1999 GMC Sonoma SLE 4.3L Starting VIN: 1GTCS19X8X
Heres what we have going on here, Vehicle was towed in for a crank with no start condition. This has happened before. The vehicle will have a no start problem after a steady rain. Every other time the customer was able to let it sit for a few hours and it woul...
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1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L heater core VIN: 1HGCD7206V
ok i have replaced the heater core in this honda because the hose from the heater control valve was hot going into the heater core and cold coming out.all of the cables appear to be adjusted correctly.removed the evap again to recheck the blend door was workin...
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1997 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L door locks VIN: JHLRD1840V
I have a 97 Honda CRV. The power door lock will work on driver side only (lock and unlock). Passanger door locks will not work (lock or unlock).I check the power door lock control unit and is working properly.It appears from the wiring diagram from alldata,the...
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2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Steering VIN: KMHDN45D23
Customer complains of squeal and no power steering assist at first 15-30 seconds in cold weather. Verified complaint. New and tight belt was installed 2 months ago. Removed p/s resivor and cleaned screen. Flushed system. Has anyone seen this? I am not sure if ...
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2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L Surge VIN: JNKCA31A91
Hello, I have this infiniti I30 that came in with 2 trouble codes stored and engine surging at idle, it had P0100 mass air flow sensor code and P0505 idle air control code, cleared both codes and only P0505 came back, engine still surges from 1500 to 1800 rpm,... Trouble codes: P0100 (mass air flow sensor), P0505 (Idle air control system)
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2006 Infiniti M45 4.5L No Start VIN: JNKBY01E76
i have an infiniti m45 with a no start issue. car was towed in because car died while driving. customer stated, "tried to restart car and would not bust of... just crank". tested system for any fault codes and none were found. car has spark and injector pulse,...
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L tcm/can VIN: SAJEA51D02
Have this 02 Jag. X-type with a ck engine light on for P1603, code explained E-prom faluire in TCM. Voltage tested TCM, good. Cked wirring harnes at trans ok no damge conectors ok. TCM plug had a little corosion, cleaned corosion opened tcm to find no damge in...
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GZ78Y9T
Thanks in advance for any input on this problem. We have a 1996 Grand Cherokee that will start losing power, running rough, and missing like a rich condition. The check engine light comes on with a code 14 with definition of loss of 5v reference voltage to map... Trouble codes: P1296 (manufacturer controlled fuel and air metering), 14 (loss of 5 volts reference to map sensor)
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4G25856T
Hello, Iím trying to help my fellow technician who is having difficulties signing on to his account. We have this 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee (4.0 4x4) in the shop with an intermittent MIL. The MIL will set after 1-2 days of driving for PO300, PO305 & PO306. (L... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305, P0306
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1J4GW58S5X
truck runs wayy to rich will not start unless you give it gas pedal... any help would be appreciated Trouble codes: P0172 (system to rich bank 1), P0175 (system to rich bank 2)
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2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L abs VIN: SALTW12492
car was repaired last week by us by replacing the shuttle valve assembly with a new one, 2 days later the lights are back on. the lights come on imediately when starting, before the vehicle ever moves at all. we have re tested all 4 wheel speed sensors while d...
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2003 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNY12233
vehicle came in with 1/2 dozen codes most of which disappeared with new MAF , the 1148 code seems to be persistant now. have put in a new o2 with no improvement, also quickly checked circuits for shorts, none found...has anyone found ECM issues with these Free... Trouble codes: P1148
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2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L suspension VIN: 1LNHM87A52
This vehicle just started making a squalking noise when turning left or right after our 1 foot snow blizzard and 10 degree weather. The sound is loudest from the area of the wheel/tires but impossable to make the noise when you lift the car off the ground. The...
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1992 Mazda B2600 2.6L No Start VIN: JM2UF4149N
Truck just quit on road. Verified that there is no spark. I've done the basics, wires, cap rotor. There is power at the coil on the blk/wht wire but there is no trigger on the white wire. I have tried a different distributor with no luck. My schematics that I ...
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 260E 2.6L intermited high idle VIN: WDBEA26D4K
This car for no reason will start to idle at 2300 rpm's even when warm.When it does this if you unplug the I.A.C the idle returns to 645 rpm's or shut the car off wait then restart it it runs okay.So I guess somthing is telling the computer to decrease the dut...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L asr VIN: WDBEA66E3S
Well we have what should have been an easy harness replacement gone wrong! This vehicle came in with multiple codes in the EA, DM and HFM modules and ASR light on. Checked the harness and it was cracking including in the throttle actuator harness. We replaced ...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Module VIN: WDBLK70G1Y
Hey Guys! I have this CLK 430 with ABS/ESP/BAS warning lamps on. I am not able to communicate with the control module via Snap On Modis. Checked power supply to ECM fuses 24 and 37 and they are both good, however, I do not see any voltage supply to fuse #37. I...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L oil flow to cooler VIN: WDBJF65J81
Hello to all, We've been racking our brains on this one. The boss's wife drives this 2001 E320. It's been towed in a couple of times now and we need some help on this one. It started out that the car was towed in for going into a false neutral and wouldn't mov...
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1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4E3AK54F9S
is it possible to run this car with no crank sensor? it has a gen 1 block, gen 2 head and a gen 1 cam sensor. customer was told that the crank sensor was bupassed and wasnt needed. i think this cannot be true, and would like some insight on the matter before i...
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1993 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JN8HD17S4P
Hello all, thanks for your time and input. Customer bought this gem recently, he replaced the plugs with NGK iridium tips and air filter with a K&N. Soon after that he had me replace fuel filter and do trans service and oil change. A week after I did that he c... Trouble codes: 13 (Coolant temp sensor fault), 21 (Ignition circuit fault)
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1999 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L engine VIN: 4N2XN11T9X
Vehicle came in with SES on, surging running rough. Scanned found codes P0130, P0135 and P1148. Checked datastream, found O2 sensor in fail mode. Diagnosed O2 problem, found broke wire, repaired wire. Now have O2 data. Cleared codes, none returned. Vehicle sti...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Ignition key VIN: WAUED64B21
A big thank you to the group. I took off the shift plastic covers (very carefully) and snooped around in there for an adjustment for the release. Could not find anything without further dismantling and so tried putting the shift in park and seeing what would h...
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2002 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L Window,Locks,Mirrors VIN: WAULT68E72
OK I'm Stupid.Vehicle fixed.As many stated CHECK FOR BROKEN WIRES IN DOOR JAM.3 Broken many ready to go.Audi Quoted her 2000$ to find & Repair the problem.I'm not going to charge her quite that much but I can still make some good money.I should have checked th...
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2003 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WAULT68E93
Thanks for all the input. I ordered parts and rented the tool from Blaufergnugen Inc. thanks to the info from IATN members. Thanks again for your help. Might have to get a few pointers if I get in a bind during the repair. Thanks again.
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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBADE6326V
thanks to everyone for the input, customer took the vehicle for now, almost everyone said timing cover (upper). patrick from Wash. mentioned valley gskt , definetly a possibility, if customer decides to take care of it i will still have to open it up to confi...
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1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Oil leak VIN: W06VR52R8V
Sorry for the delay in posting a fix, finally got cust. back in for repairs this week. Pulled intake manifold and coolant crossover, lots of oil in engine valley, replaced 4 sealing washers at cooler line to cooler connections, replaced o-ring seals from cool...
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1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDM19W1V
Good morning everyone,sorry I took so long replying back but I fixed this van with all your help.After checking EGR valve for carbon and blockage and found none,verifing fuel pressure,checking leak down on injectors,and firing order,I started checking for defe... Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire).
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2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L starter VIN: 3G1JF12T3Y
Thanks for all the replies. As a few of you said, there was a recall on these cars to add a relay to the starter system. The reason we didn't have the purple wire to the starter was because when the recall was done that is changed so it goes up to the relay in...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14W91
Thanks for all the replies. The problem was found when I removed the upper intake I found that cyl 4 and cyl 6 of the injector module was leaking which was causing low fuel volume to those cyl. Replaced the fuel module and it was fixed.. Trouble codes: P0300 (Muti cyl misfire).
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2007 Chevrolet Corvette 6.0L anti theft VIN: 1G1YY36U67
Once I found the right information for diagnosing this problem it was pretty easy to figure out. Alldata and Mitchell had little info on it. On www.corvettemechanic.com I was directed to GM Doc # 1886513 which I found on the GM techline. It has the procedures ...
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2002 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1C3EL55R82
LET MAKE THE STORY SHORT. I EXPLAIN TO CUSTOMER SITUATION OF THE ENGINE PROBLEM ON THE VEHICLE. CUSTOMER INSIST ME TO TAKE A CHANCE AND WANTS TO SELL THE VEHICLE SOON AS THE JOB IS DONE. SO TRY TO SAVE MONEY. I ONLY REPLACED THE NECESSARY PART. TIMING TENSION...
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2001 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Blower Motor VIN: 1B4GP25311
Computer on front of fuse box failed tap test..New one 350.00.Customer found used one 35.00... thanx for your help Mark..
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2002 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L steering rack VIN: 2B3HD56M52
Thanks for all the help. The fix was a steering rack & a filter in the return hose.iATN helping others pays.
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1989 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FTHX26GOK
Firstly, ths transmission is a 3 speed C6. I am certain I entered it as such but didn't catch the fact that the request posted it as a 4 speed. After going replacing the vacuum modulator, checking the kick-down cable, going through the valve body, adjusting ...
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1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2FMDA5142S
I went back in and tested the DPFE sensor and found it to be bad. It was telling the computer that the EGR was wide open thus leaning out the fuel injectors. Upon closer inspection of the sensor, I found it to be full of corrosion. I replaced the sensor and bo...
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1998 Ford Ranger XLT 2.5L transmission VIN: 1FTYR10CZW
Thanks for the help. After checking voltage reference to several sensors as well as power and ground to computer and testing amperage to all outputs, we cut the serial data wires at the computer and checked for serial data coming out of computer directly at c...
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2003 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMYU92163
all tests came back good. no large discrepancies. I performed a motorvac (.5 hr injector flush) and symptoms improved. Did another morotvac (1hr)and now symptoms are gone. The miss after hot soak was my key. Trouble codes: 305 (cyl 5 missfire), 316 (miss on startup).
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14554
Spark plug #7 and coil were the problem. All your info was helpful. After hearing that Fords self diagnosis is not always accurate on which cylinder was misfiring we decided to change all plugs and coils to see if that would help. When I got to #7, the coil l... Trouble codes: P0303 (misfire 3).
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2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMYU03165
This one took a lot of time and effort. The ignition coils caused the fuse to blow and took out the PCM. As I had mentioned there is a bulletin about this. Once the plugs, coils and PCM were changed, the vehicle ran. When taking it on the test drive, some of t...
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2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FAFP71W16
Going to call this one fixed all though i dont no what eactually fixed it we removed the fuse box and checked all connections didnt find anything concreate with lose conections but once we put it all together the car started and has been starting after a cold ...
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1999 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L 4x4 VIN: 1GKDT13WZX
I'm sorry I didn't get back sooner, but i have fixed jimmy. I ended up replacing the transfer case module. I want to thank Sean [...]. and others who responded. thanks alot to iatn.
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2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.6L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHK23192
Well the last time this truck acted up, we checked the wiring harness around the ficm, also check the large connectors above the driver valve cover. Never found a problem. Customer had been driving truck for the past 2-3 weeks and hasn't missed a lick, however... Trouble codes: P0101, P0201, P0204, P0206, P0207, P1261.
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L heater VIN: SAJDA01C7Y
Most replies suggested flushing the heater core, and bleeding the system at the bleeder near the expansion tank. However, when I contacted the customer to set an appointment, he stated the heat was now sufficient. So, unless he complains again we'll call this ...
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2001 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L leakage
I am happy to report that based upon information received from subscribers here the tank will not need to be replaced, nor will major surgery need be done. Apparently a repair part is available to repair the broken fuel line fitting at the bottom of the tank,...
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2002 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01N52
In sum, every one of the requests we received were invaluable, but none solved the problem. The customer decided to have us stop looking for the cure and picked up the vehicle and traded it in on another vehicle. Unfortunately that meant we were unable to co... Trouble codes: P0151 (Oxygen Sensor poor performance), P0153 (Oxygen Sensor poor performance).
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1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FT67S6V
Well guys] All your information was great and helpfull. But I called the customer and informed Her that we will be leaving the realm of basic diagnostics and moving into the unknown universe of trouble shooting and repair. I talked about the actual worth of t... Trouble codes: P1698 (no ccd message from the tcm).
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2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4FA49S8Y
THANKS EVERY ONE FOR YOUR HELP . AFTER CHECKING ALL SENSORS AND FINDING THEM OK . I STARTED TO CHECK ALL POWERS AND GROUNDS . WHEN I HOOKED UP TO POWER WIRE TO COIL WHICH ALSO FEEDS INJECTORS I FOUND IT DROPPING OUT . THIS WIRE COMES FROM ASD RELAY . I THEN PU...
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L steering VIN: 1J4GW58N04
A big thanks to all who helped on this one. It was indeed the steering gear box as several suggested. Installed a reman and now steering is great. Thanks again and keep up the good work.
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2005 Lexus SC430 4.3L drain VIN: JTHFN48Y55
Well i thank everyone that replied. I tested this car with a meter set on min max for 2 days. the most it peaked at was .090ma and this was very short. the average draw was .38ma the battery never went down in 3 days of testing. I knew that this would not pul...
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2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L reverse VIN: 1LNHM87A02
thanks for your replies you sent me in the right direction. I had a broken spring in the reverse inhibit valve. replaced and all is well.
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2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L No Start, NO FUEL PRESSURE VIN: 5LMFU28R73
Thanks for all your help!! I got some good information from Robert and Larry!! The fuel pump relay is part of the junction/relay box and is not serviceable!! That confirmed the alldata info. There was no 12v from the relay and when I finally located the righ... Trouble codes: P0231 (fuel pump circuit), P1101 (maf circuit low).
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WDBEA32E1P
thx to everyone who sent replies,we found 2 vaccum leaks at valve cover to intake grommets.this vehicle did not have an engine light.never fully got to the bottom of that.(grey market?)vehicle ran much better.sometimes we need to keep it simple.thx james
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1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L front door courtesy lights VIN: WDBEA32E1R
We opened up the driver's door to find a retrofit harness (likely from broken wires in door hinge area) that had been installed. There were two red/white wires in the door, one leading to the courtesy light and the other to the door lock actuator. These two ...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L poor acceleration VIN: WDBRF61J42
thanks to all who replied to my cries for help. Im sorry to say that the the car was not fixed. it seams the customer has been driving the car with this problem for some time. I suspect that the throttle acuator is to blame,like most of you posted but the cust...
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2001 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L hydraulics VIN: JN1CA31A31
Thank you for all the replies!!! I will never learn you cant use after market parts replaced master with oem reverse bled car is perfect clutch seems fine probably got a little hot smart of customer to pull over and get car towed!!! Thanks Mike [...]
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1986 Porsche 944 Turbo 2.5L No Start VIN: WP0AA0953G
Thanks to all who responded .Car is now running, the fuel pressure would spike at times so we changed the regulator and installed new plugs .Still not sure why we were loosing injector pulse while cranking after 5 to 10 seconds , spark seemed ok .I think we th...
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1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L camtiming VIN: WPOAB2968L
THANKS FOR ALL THE TIPS GUYS, WE ORDERED THE TIMING TOOLS AND PARTS AND WE ARE GOING TO REMOVE ENGINE/TRANSMISSION AND REPLACE ROCKERS, SEALS AND VALVES.
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1999 Saab 9-5 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Rough Idle VIN: YS3EF48Z3X
Well this vehicle is fixed, thanks to all of you. We received several responses suggesting checking cam timing. They were right on. We pulled the timing covers and found 3 of the 4 cams set wrong. We then asked the customer AGAIN if anyone else had been in... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire code).
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2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 5T3VL52N1Y
THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLIES, I LOOKED UP THE EPA FUEL MILEAGE ESTIMATES WHICH ARE 21-23 MPG. SHOULD HAVE LOKKED AT THAT BEFORE, THE GUY SAID HE WAS GETTIN 30+ MPG AND IT DROPPED TO 15, I THINK HE WAS A LITTLE ZEALOUS. IT DID GET COLDER AND HE PUT 400 LBS IN THE...
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2001 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L low oil pressure VIN: 5TBBT44151
My work so far eliminated a guage problem. Ten psi at 2000 rpm with a mechanical guage installed is not normal. No TSBS can fix this problem. I remember reading a "Click and Clack" article stating that these Toyota engines tend to coke up. Bryan from Missouri...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWRH63B13
well the customer brought this one to a european shop. after I spend a day speaking to everyone I new and going in all different directions I guess the throttle position sensor was at fault. Trouble codes: P0103 (maf sensor high volatage).
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