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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUML44E34
need help. car came in with only 2 codes p1340 camshaft/crank angle sensor and p1128 long term fuel trim to lean. the first thing we did was check the timing belt to make sure that it was fine and it was. next we pulled driver side valve cover off and found th... Trouble codes: P0346 (camshaft position sensor), P1340 (camshaft/crank angle sensor wrong combination of ecus), P1128 (bank 1 long term fuel trim system to lean)
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1991 BMW M5 3.6L Unknown VIN: WBSHD9310M
this bmw is eating my lunch. it has a pretty noticeable vibration that i cannot get a handle on. it starts at 40mph and goes away at 65mph. the kicker is it only vibrates if you are accelerating. push in the clutch or just let of the gas it goes away. i replac...
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L code VIN: WBAAM3342Y
Hi Guys This circuit is hot always and supposed to be grounded by the ecm at certin times, according to Alldata. The ecm never grounds the circuit at excel when wormed up(like it should. I think it is a bad ecm, but I try always to make sure first. does anyon... Trouble codes: 123 (thermostat circuit failure)
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Engine VIN: WDBGH83461
Engine has noise from left bank at idle, sounds like a growl/lash type noise. Worse when hot. No codes set and engine runs fine otherwise. We have serviced this car for several years, and owner was great about all mantinence. Car had no problems when she sold ...
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2005 BMW 320d 2.0L drivers window VIN: WBAVC32050
i am having trouble with the driver's side front window. when you press the botton down window only goes down an inch and stops leave off button press again and same story same story when trying to rise window i tried inisitiling both manually and using autolo...
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2002 Cadillac Escalade EXT 6.0L Battery VIN: 3GYEK63N92
I am at my wits end. I reviewed the post on this site regarding the same problem and checked the following: on star, seat memory, key cylinder, pulled fuses aftermarket items are fog lamps with direct switch (single pole single throw) all to no avail. I will a...
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2003 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L radio VIN: 1G6K054Y53
Howdy to the hard working under appreciated souls out there! Working on Mom's car again... Stepdad wants to help... just fn great! Radio worked, went into store now radio wont turn on. It has the indash cd/tape/radio head unit. Have not found the RPO sticker y...
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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 Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L 2-3 shift VIN: 3GNFK16T3Y
hello fellow techs.thanx in advance for any help please.this truck started to hesitate sligtly between all gears and flare real bad between 2-3 gears[second trans from builder].no codes.all trans data normal.all eng. data normal as well.called trans builder he...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L heater box VIN: 1GCEK19T3Y
hi gm techs,i'm looking for a fix for the colder that normal passenger side of this truck.when it's warmed up it feels ok on the drivers seat/floor area.but when you sit in the pass seat you can feel cool air from the floor area.i've seen the tsb for this and ...
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2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, engine noise VIN: 3GNEK13T43
This vehicle has developed an engine noise that I have not been able to solve. The best way that I can describe the noise is comparing it the sound of a distinct screeching noise when the engine is running. Idle quality is affected and the engine runs rough. W...
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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT LS 4.2L front differential VIN: 1GNET16S64
As listed in repair history we replaced front diff. with used part (original was pretty much destroyed w/ hole in case, cracked case, damaged ring & pinion) in December. Vehicle back in today with same symptoms, ring & pinion are visibly damaged again(can see ...
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2007 Chevrolet Avalanche LT 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEK12397
This vehicle sets a P0481 code intermittently. Working through the diagnostic procedure provided by Alldata results in the observation that the control circuit to cooling fan relay 2 ( high speed ) has a good feed and a good control circuit to the PCM, the fan... Trouble codes: P0481 (Cooling Fan Relay 2 Control Circuit)
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1994 Chrysler New Yorker 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3ED46F1R
Hopefully you guys can help me out on this one.This New Yorker was a tow in,died on the road.Can hear fuel pump running and has 42psi koeo,checked for spark and found only#2 and #5 cyl(firing mates)only had spark,but would falter after about 10 seconds of cran...
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1996 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.4L engine swap VIN: 3C3EL45X5T
Hi all. I have this Sebring with a blown engine in our shop. Customer wants to only install a used powerplant. I have exhausted all my resources for this one. Seems as though there is a concern over the timing belt tensioner being mechanical or hydraulic. Holl...
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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L No Start VIN: 3A4FY58B46
Car towed in checked no start battery dead jumped started up drove in shop rough idle check engine lite on found codes P0304 and P0300 random missfire and a P0522 engine oil presure circut low put new plugs ing. coil and oil sending unit and battery on it ran ...
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2000 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L Cuts out, QUITS VIN: 1B3EJ46X8Y
tHIS CAR CAME IN AS QUITTING WHEN GOT WARM DID NOT RUN AT ALL CHARGED BATTERY UP GOT TO RUN WAS SPRAYING ANTI FREEZE ALL OVER. REPAIRED LEAK AT T STAT HOUSING. THOUGHT IT WAS OVER HEATING MAKING IT QUIT. TOOK FOR RIDE WITH SCANNER HOOKED UP IT DID QUIT NO RPM ...
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2001 Dodge Stratus ES 2.7L Starting VIN: 1B3EJ56U21
This Vehicle Blows The Starter/Fuel Pump Fuse Intermitant. I Found the fuel pump pulling too many amps. I replaced the fuel pump. It worked for a while and now it blows fuse. The bad part is I can't get it to blow but the cust. can. Has anyone came acoss this...
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2003 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L Unknown VIN: 1B3ES56C73
Iv had this car in and out of the shop for the last 3 months its a 03 dodge neon 2.0 car runs great wen its running drive the car for no reson the winshild wipers go on but now start the car wiper go frantic car dies we have put a new ecm,ecu,on the car take t...
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck SLT 4.7L No Start VIN: 1D7HA18K04
this truck came in with a no start,starter not engageing at all checked current none to starter from relay checked more and found the truck has no fuel pump,no asd relay function seems like the computer is not suppling ground to any of the relays needed to sta...
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Misfire
So someone was upset and switched the sparkpulg wires on this persons car.i was looking for the correct sparkplug mapping for this car. I already bought a book wth the mapping but the layout in the book still causes the car to misfire. i have tried several dif...
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1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 2FMZA5142X
99 ford windstar has a rough idle after a hot soak until it goes into closed loop. STFT show +28 or so KOEO, LTFT show 0 KOEO. as soon as its started, short term trims increase (approx +30-35) LTFT jumps up to about +12 and it idles poorly until it goes into c...
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2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU84P1Y
First of all I would like to thank you in advance for your time. This explorer came in to me with the service engine soon light on which had been on for nearly a year. It is time for mass state inspection so it was time that he finally had to get it fixed. I s... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU031X1
this engine will start with a unspecified misfire and SES light code P0355 - after approx. 60 seconds the misfire goes away. I can erase the code P0355 after misfire goes away and drive it and no codes will set. Let it sit for 30 minutes and it repeats this. Trouble codes: P0305 (cylinder 5 misfire), P0355 (coil E circuit)
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2003 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L No Reverse, Creep Forward in Nuetral VIN: 1FAFP58U93
Vehicle came in for no transmission operation in forward or reverse. Upon inspection found no main line pressure at test ports. Removed transmission and performed internal inspection. Found torque convertor splines stripped inside of convertor. Performed compl...
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2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTRX17263
I have this headache... It is hard to start cold or hot soak. engine floods when trying to start. if you put new plugs in it will start. i have replace the crank sensor cam sensor with syncro and the pcm, spark plugs, coil, wires and maf. I think i may have ba...
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2003 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, lean misfire VIN: 2FMZA57453
Vehicle came in with no start. Fuel pressure was check and was okay. Sparkplugs were wet so we changed them, oil had fuel in it and was changed , still no start. When vehicle start is attempted , it sometimes will start but labours and throttle movement will m...
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, No Tach Operation VIN: 1FTNW21P14
Customer stated the truck quit running at the gas station, he added fuel and jump started it, it ran. He took vehicle home and it would not restart. The truck sat for a month before coming to us. Both batteries were dead. We replaced the batteries, cleaned con... Trouble codes: P2285 (ICP Low)
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2005 Ford Freestar SES 3.9L Wheel Bearing? VIN: 2FMZA51635
After driving vehicle for 15 min., it begins to make a whistle noise in front, seems in right front, sometimes the noise is louder when steering to left slightly. Sometimes the noise doesn't change when steering but always disappears below approx. 20 mph. It s...
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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Limp Mode VIN: YV1TS90D5X
Hi sorry for bogus VIN. trying to find any TSB's for a possible faulty APP sensor or any Ford tech starting to see these problems. Customer complained truck would go into limp mode and idle down, would cycle key and problem would go away. Only happened a few t...
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2009 Ford Edge SEL 3.5L tire pressure sensor VIN: 2FMDK48C99
WE NEED TO DESABLE A TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM IN THIS 2009 FORD EDGE . WE JUST HAVE A LAUNCH SCANNER. DOES THE LAUNCH OR ANY OTHER AFTER MARKET SCANNER HAVE THIS CAPABILITY OR JUST A DEALER ONE. I HAVE BROWSED w/ THE LAUNCH AND COULD NOT FIND IT . IF S...
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1989 Honda CRX HF 1.5L No Start VIN: 1FACP11852
got a bug on this one.will not start cold maybe 1 out of 8 times,add a shot of carb clean and it starts right up.this is a throttle body injrction system.found code 16 in computer.injector circuit.ohmed both injectors-good.heard them clicking with stetha scope... Trouble codes: 16 (fuel injector circuit)
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2000 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6651Y
Thanks to all for your time. I have this 2000 accord that came in with engin light on and no running conditions.I scanned it and it had a p1457 code evap leak.I started by testing all the solenoids,vent working and purge working.I found 2 way solenoid shorted,... Trouble codes: P1457 (evap leak evap area)
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2004 Honda S2000 2.2L Cooling Systems VIN: JHMAP21434
Hello, This little convertible came in with the complaint of overheating and no heat inside the vehicle. I verified it will begin to overheat while sitting at a red light. Also verified no heat at all. I blew out the heater core--still nothing. Then verified n...
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: SAJDA01P51
I have this Jaguar S type that blows the fuel pump fuse intermittently. No related repair have been made. Customer had fuel filter changed at another shop recently. Still blows fuse at times. Anyone seen any common problems with this vehicle? I am leaning towa...
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2001 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Valves, head, pistons VIN: SAJDA42C41
The car came in from another shop after being towed there from a roadside. The diagnosis from that shop was a broken timing chain which proved to be correct when I removed the left cam cover and found the secondary chain broken. The motor had run for a "short"...
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1987 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L ignition lock cyl VIN: 1JCMR7812H
ok, my turn to ask for help, the ignition switch on this vehicle will not return all the way to the locked position, thus the key will not come out. it feels like something is blocking the steering lock mechanism, cant find any info on all-data. this looks a l...
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L no upshifts VIN: 154GZ5857T
This Jeep shifts normally until you hit heavy or full throttle then it wont upshift. Will run high enough to get RPM limmiter to cut fuel without upshifting. I am not sure how the Govenor presure should look, most of my experience is GM. This trans is electric...
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1996 Lexus LS400 4.0L heater core VIN: JT8BH22F0T
hey guys, this lexus only blows warm off idle, 1200 to 1500 rpms. let it idle back down and it slowly goes cold again. no codes in the control head and i went through the actuator test and i could hear the air mix door servo moving. tested the heater control s...
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1997 Lexus LS400 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BH28F7V
Hello,I'm stuck w/this lexus,Originally came-in w/codes for entire bank#2 misfires...But running fine w/dropped off+ thru diag,still o.k.,Decided to sell Secondary ign.tune-up Came back next day w/ lite back+ same codes,found cat.on r/s glowing red+ code for f... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0308, P0172, S0MET, S0MET
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2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: LMFU27R64L
only thing not ckecked idle air valve performance any help would be thankfull Trouble codes: P0316
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2003 Mazda B4000 DS 4.0L Pedal Feel VIN: 4F4YR46E73
Once again I turn to the experts. This truck has good pedal feel until about half travel, then it's hard as a rock. Truck has no pull. Has decent stopping power for normal driving, but won't lock down during a panic stop. No matter how hard you push, the pedal...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L Stall VIN: WDBEA34E8N
The car starts and runs well for 10 minutes Then it quits, will not restart, backfires, just cranks until stone cold. Then it starts and runs another 10 minutes. Fuel pressure is 49psi while running, goes up to 55psi after it quits. Fuel supply does not seem ... Trouble codes: 13 (IAT open Genisys 2003 euro)
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2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L specs VIN: WDBUF87X68
I want to make sure I'm getting the correct alignment specs for this car. We started with a mess, after a few control arms and craddle shift, readings are much better. My front specs are still off quite a bit. I'm second guessing my specs. The Vin # [...]
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1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L No Start VIN: JA3XD64B9M
vechile came to me from another shop with a rebuilt engine in it that has never started have spark and fuel injection pulse and fuel pressure of 50 psi. have replaced ecm and main relay it will start for a few seconds and then die out due to flooding out. i ha...
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1994 Mitsubishi Mighty Max 2.4L Charging VIN: JA7LS21G4R
this truck is over charging the battery. at idle with no laod will charge to 15.1 volts. i replaced alternator and problem presists. alldata does not have much information and i am stumped. if anyone can help, i would be very greatful. thank you.
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1994 Nissan Sentra Limited Edition 1.6L coolant system VIN: JN1EB31P2R
I am getting ALOT of oil in the coolant system, also coolant in oil, but much worse oil in coolant, have resealed the timing cover, oil pan and had the head surfaced, then installed a new gasket..I see where there is oil transfers in the front cover, but those...
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2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D53
What an oddball! Similar symptoms to others that have posted. Only problematic when cold. Intermittent rough idle, surge, etc. Pulled PCM out of cowl, found whiteish deposits on top and beneath module. I suspect water intrusion. Everyone with a fix for this ve... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Position Sensor Problem Bank 1)
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2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS 3.5L noisy air pump VIN: 1G3WS52H32
need help from you gm guys,as you can see we have replaced the [...] air pump twice and it has came back a third time.have already performed the inlet hose update kit so water will not get into pump, but this pump is very loud on start up.will take any inf...
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2006 Pontiac G6 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2ZF55B96
We have this pontiac with check engine lite on.Codes p0013 P0014,car runs great just lite comes on.Check resistance at both intake and exhuat solenoids and checks out at 14ohms intake and 16ohms at exhaust.Exhuast is 2 ohms out of spek,is this enough to turn l... Trouble codes: P0013 (Exhaust Cam position actuator solenoid), P0014 (Exhaust cam position system performance)
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1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L abs VIN: 4S3BG6859T
well here it is ,the abs light comes on when driving.we try to retrive codes as per subaru factory manual and the light just goes off.no codes stored.we drive car again and intermittinly the abs pump will engauge. I am fairly confident that the abs control mod...
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1999 Subaru Forester S 2.5L Timing Belt VIN: JF1SF6556X
Customer tried to install timing belt as part of 105K service but did't bother to mark anything. Now I got the job but seem confused with all the marks on the left and right cam gears. Both have arrows in the recesses of the cam gear which by the way correspon...
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1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L awd VIN: 4S3BD4359X
my question is for subaru techs. have a subaru with a vibration problem when accelerating. i suspected a bad axle. no ripped boots or anything out of whack. put car in the air and decided to run it in drive to see if anything looked out of sorts. started it pu...
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2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.5L idle VIN: JS3TD62V23
Starts ok when cold, but after about 20 min. car will not restart without stalling several time, then will run ok again untill you turn it off.
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1994 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L No Start
this truck is driving me crazy.the truck was towed in died on the highway,cranks,no start.fuel pressure is in specs,no spark,only one noid flash.i tried a new inginitor,coil,known good dist,pcm and vaf meeter,still the same thing.i removed the upper intake to ...
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2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L abs VIN: 4T1BF28BXY
Have ABS/VSC Manufacturers code 42 and Engine codes P1150 & P1155. There is a bulletin listed in Alldata that describes a similar problem, but gives absolutely no information. Are these codes related, and has anybody seen a fix for this. The engine codes seem ...
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2002 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E62
vehicle came in with a po171 b1 lean code. i checked maf sensor it was only reading 1.3 g/s at idle i cant find any specs for idle but that seems low, what is normal for this engine?.maf was reading 80% calc engine load WOT at 55mph they say on identifix shoul... Trouble codes: P0171 (B1 too lean)
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Harsh Down Shift VIN: WVWVD63B11
Transmission was removed and overhauled after customer complaint regarding harsh shifting, and slipping. Before R/R Pan was pulled and inspected found Transmission Appr. 4qts low. After repair transmission seems to still be suffering the same problem. There ou...
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWDC21J11
customer took vehicle to dealer they replaced airflow meter,we got vehicle with same code, checked for vacuum leaks none were found,according to all-data to correct this problem check fuel pump. With all this miles we went for a new pump. vehicle came back nex... Trouble codes: P1136 (Bank 1 mixture adaptation add. system too lean)
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8L Misfire VIN: 9BWGD21J11
Hi Guys This one seems to be very hard to diagnose because the symptom lasts for only a very short time.A noticeable missfire can be felt on a cold start up. However it only lasts for about 30 seconds at the most. Sometimes coupled with a hesitation for the f...
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1994 Acura Legend L 3.2L engine VIN: JH4KA7679R
Here's the latest. I decided not to pull the w/p. Instead put the eng back together. Installed a factory T-stat, rad cap. Retested thought several hot/cold cycles. Heater put out 125 degree temp. everytime. But Coolant bottle level never changed. Fan still cam...
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2003 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L Misfire VIN: WAULT68E03
Well first of all thank you for all the replies and help. I learned the OE coils are the way to go on these cars even though that was not the problem. I am ashamed to admit that I somehow thought I was swapping the injectors but put them back in the same locat... Trouble codes: P0305 (Misfire 5 cylinder).
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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH8346Y
Thank you for all the replies. most led to checking the abs module or abs sensor. we had already addressed the abs earlier and replaced the sensor and determined that the abs module was indeed bad. i had no idea however that the abs was used for the speed c... Trouble codes: 120 (speed sensor fault.).
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: WBADM6340Y
2000 BMW 528i came in with ABS light on found no wheel speed signal from pass front wheel. Replaced speed sensor, did not fix fault. Replaced ABS module as all you fine techs advised me to do and guess what? FIXED IT. You all are great. Keep up the great job. ...
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1998 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L windows VIN: 1G6KY5490W
HI everyone, Thank you Deke, Saharazad, and Jay for their replies. The fix was replacing the drivers door module. I don,t understand how it can stop all the windows from working when everything checked good. I would have thought the other modules would let the...
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2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L Blend doors VIN: 1G6DM57N23
This customer did not have the time needed to dig into this problem. I told her to bring the car in when she had the time and that I could post this on IATN and try to get ahead of the game. I've called her several times and left a message but she never respon...
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1994 Chevrolet G20 Chevy Van 5.7L cruise control VIN: 1GBEG25K3R
thanx for the replies,turns out the servo postion sensor in the servo was intermittently open causing a fail safe inop. replaced servo and all is well.
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD LT 6.0L Exhaust manifold VIN: 1GCGK13UX2
Thanks very much for all the replies on this one, we did try the mig welder & nut trick one time but could not get it to hold, customer elected to take vehicle (which was quiet temporarily with new gasket), advised him that we will try again but that cylinder ...
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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L Unknown VIN: 1GCGK63TR2
thanks to those that responded,the rear diff was the cause of the vibration,side gears,ring and pinion bad.
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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Hesitation VIN: 1GNEK13Z33
Thank you for your responses, I tested the hz and it was low. The compensation valve was not working and it was replaced. I just hate replacing an 800 dollar part taking the chance something else could be wrong. tom Trouble codes: P0178.
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L Transfer case VIN: 1GCEK19T24
David from Virginia was correct on it being a clutch issue, however ours were not burned up, merely shimmed incorrectly. Replacing the clutches and shimming it correctly did the trick. There is no guessing on the shimming on these. We had the transfer case out...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD 6.0L ignition switch VIN: 1GCGK13V25
Tracked down the short! It ended up being a burnt pin in the connector going into the underhood fuse box. It was the circuit that fed the ignition switch. I was able to save the connector and only replace the pin - now all the problems are solved. thanks f...
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2007 Chevrolet Uplander 3.9L heater VIN: 16BPV13187
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP BACK FLUSHING THE HEATER CORES WITH WATER HOSE FIXED PROBLEM.
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2000 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L Stall VIN: 3C3EL45H6Y
First off, Thanks to all that replied to this post. Since I can't update the case more then one time, I'm going to close the case and keep my fingers crossed. After reviewing your replies and letting the car sit overnight, I finally was able to duplicate the c...
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L suspension VIN: 3C8FY4BB91
First off I appreciate all the people who took time to try to help me with this vehicle, I am in your debt, Unfortunately the custoem has yet to return for me to determine the cause(s) for his noises. I wish I had an answer to this but i don't. I get frustrate...
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2005 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Touring 3.8L CD changer VIN: 2C4GP54L05
Sorry for the delay buy have tried all resources to resolve this issue. This unit was the DVD player unit and we has scanner communication with the radio. We tried to re flash the radio to bring life back into the DVD unit. No such luck. We called the repa...
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2006 Chrysler 300 (Car) Limited 3.5L shifting VIN: 2C3KA53G86
Thank you all who have responded. We call the owner and had him put us in touch with the guy who installed a "boneyard" rear diff. He installed a unit with a 3.66 gear ratio, the original one was 2.87. It's always fun to be the last man in. So the original wa...
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1996 Dodge B1500 3.9L No Start VIN: 2B6HB21X7T
This would have been so much easier to figure out if I wasn't trying to do it over the phone. Thanks again for all the help!!! It turned out being a defective crank sensor. What are the chances of getting 2 bad new parts in a row? As far as the voltage out...
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2C8GP64L32
AS MANY OF YOUR REPLIES SUGGESTED THAT THE RAW FUEL WAS FILLING THE EVAP SYSTEM LINES DUE TO OVERFILL CONDITION,I SUGGESTED TO THE CUSTOMER THAT SHE SHOULD STOP TRYING TO FILL IT RIGHT UP THE NECK,AND STOP WHEN THE PUMP KICKS THE FIRST TIME.SHE SAID SHE WOULD ...
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L asd relay/iac/pdl VIN: 1D7HU16N93
I ordered an Integrated power module for it,installed ,and all is well,thanx to mike,Gilbert+ william for help.
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2004 Dodge Stratus R/T 2.7L starter, fuel pump VIN: 1B3EL76R84
Let me first thank each of you for your reply! With it being near impossible to duplicate the concern again, I really felt comfortable with the overwhelming opinion that the starter was the root cause. Replacing the starter fixed the vehicle. The draw from ...
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2007 Dodge Sprinter 2500 3.0L glow plugs VIN: WDOPE74577
I am rather going to fix this Sprinter! But great news the guys that responded were of great help and gave me the proper lay out of cylinders! Passengers side 1 2 3 and Drivers side 4 5 6!!! And the #2 glow plug was bad so I'm waiting on the new plug!!
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1989 Ford Ranger XLT 2.9L no 4x4 shift VIN: 1FTCR15T4K
Thanks for the responses. After resetting controller (white button on top), Tapping with hammer worked. Customer does not want to replace motor at this time. Thanks again IATN rocks. F.R.E.D Frustrating Ridiculous Electronic Devices.
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1996 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L unable to fill tank VIN: 1FTCR14A9T
thanks to all who responded, took awhile to get the vehicle back in the shop, found 2 problems here, 1 is when smoking the tank through the filler neck very little smoke out of it when pulling the vent line off the roll over valve no smoke, ulled roll over val...
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1998 Ford F-150 4.6L No Start VIN: IFTZFO763W
Well thanks everyone for youe help! As I learned, if the engine light comes on with ignition on, than computer is getting power. If engine light turns off when you crank it cam and crank sensors are good. Center wire of coil three wire conector has voltage wi...
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2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Steering Wheel
The issue turned out to be a slightly bent driveshaft. Thank you everyone for the replies and emails! I wound up jacking up the rear of the vehicle and driving it to 55mph on stands, where the vibration was obvious. Looking at the rear of the driveshaft at ...
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2005 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L No Start, strange codes VIN: 1FMDA51695
I got one response that said the water that gets into the ECM can actually wick down the wires and into everything. I think this is what happened. I took all of the most easily reached connectors apart and cleaned them and put dielectric grease in the socket...
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2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L brakes VIN: 5FNRL18632
Michael [...] had it right on! The undercar "specialist" that sent me the van had the rear calipers swapped so the bleeders were upside down.IATN is awesome.This sounds easy to spot but since the hose fittings are symetrical and i didn't insall them myself i ...
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2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L overdrive VIN: 2HKYF18703
i have taken the car to the trans shop where the trans was rebuilt. This was requested by him, he is telling us there is nothing wrong, despite the lowd noise, and vibration, the car is still there. I will post if something come up. Thanks.
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2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L can't fill fuel tank VIN: KMHCG45CX2
Thanks for all your help guys. It turned out the charcoal canister had broken apprt inside and clogged air vent that allows for air displacement while fueling. replaced the canister and all seems well.
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2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L timing belt VIN: KMHDN45D22
Thanks to "Ty" the crank endplay was not the problem, but that was a VERY GOOD idea that I hadn't thought of, as this car has a manual trans.. So I replaced the belt, and tensioner. Then ran it for a bit with cover off. It tracked good and straight, and right ...
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Steering VIN: 1J8GW58N52
this one is fixed. sadly not sure what fixed it, like i said i r+r the fan and the stearing box with no luck. they were bone yard parts. after the box was changed the system would not hold any fuild for more then a few min, it would pump it out the resivore. i...
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2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L MIL Lamp on, Throtle stuck at 16% VIN: JM1FE17NX4
We removed and replaced the replacement oil metering pump again and BANG it works perfect now. Well, I will lock this in my memory for Rx8's "oil metering pump can cause stall on decel and it can cause drive-by-wire to fail too!!"
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 260E 2.6L intermited high idle VIN: WDBEA26D4K
Thanks for the help.The micro switch test ok but what I did find was the kickdown lever would stick leaving the switch in a open postion.Disassemled the lever cleaned it so it would move freely seems to be okay so far. Thanks Tim
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L valvetrain VIN: WDBNG70J91
I did flush the engine but there was no change, this problem could be lower in the engine but the customer did not want to go through the expense of a tear down. If I get the car back I will repost the results. Thanks to everyone who responded. Seth
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1990 Mitsubishi DELICA 2.8L air bag VIN: P25W041301
GOOD DAY GUYS THIS ONE WAS A STORMER ,CUSTOMER ENDED UP REQUESTING DISABLING SRS SYSTEM AS COST OF ECU WAS BEYOND THEIR CAPABILTY .THANKS AGAIN TO ALL .
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1996 Nissan 300ZX 2 2 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1RZ26D97
thanks for the replies. no wires were pinched or disconnected. I reinspected my grounds again and could find none missing, but i decided to add a block to body ground just in case like the first reply suggested. voila! 02's switching. still can't find the miss... Trouble codes: P0150, P0155.
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1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 2.8L No Start VIN: 2G3AM51WXJ
Hello All thank for all the replies. This car ended up have 2 problems 1) faulty ground to ecm 2) 2 faulty fuel injectors. Yea Old Gutless is fixed.
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1996 Oldsmobile 88 Royale LS 3.8L lifter VIN: 1G3HN52K1T
Well, The owner fixed this one himself. He rear ended a truck and totaled the car. Anyway, I think it had a an oil restriction such as a partially spun cam bearing or a worn cam bearing causing my trouble. Many thanks to all that replied. I found the info usef...
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2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5L Starting VIN: 1G3GR64H31
After testing and retesting I replaced the Pass key module in the dash and monitored it for 3 days. I started everytime. Unfortunately I couldn't find any tests to do, I just had to replace it and hope for the best.
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