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2002 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Lock up coverter or 5th gear VIN: 2HNYD18892
The vehicle bucks/shakes between 25 to 35mph with light acceleration and sometimes makes a groaning noise. If you leave it in 4th gear there is no problem. This has slowly been getting worse for the past 30,000 miles. There are no codes. I am thinking torque c...
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1999 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L door locks VIN: WAUGB28D0P
Alarm system functions but doesnt lock doors. Therefore one thinks doors are locked and they open and set off alarm. Hear a brief running at rear locking module (luggage compartment) upon activating manual or remote locking or unlocking. Module is $795. Do you...
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2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L wont start VIN: WBASB53402
Thought we had this one fixed. Came in on the hook, turns over, no start, Autologic says start and key enabled, no other codes in any system. Turn key to on position with foot on brake, wait 30 seconds, turn ignition off, then car starts normally, like it is r...
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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBAVB13516
Hello Iatn members! and thanks for helping out in advance. I have a really good friend that got this newer Bmw from a really good costumer, that he bought wrecked in front and sent it to a body shop. body shop repaired front end and car started with a slight m... Trouble codes: 2F9A (camshaft sensor inlet signal), 2A9A (camshaft sensor exhaust signal), 2E8C (intelligent battery sensor function), 2A87 (exhaust vanos mechanical), 2A98 (cranckshaft inlet camshaft correlation), 2A99 (cranckshaft exhaust camshaft correlation)
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1992 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L theft system VIN: 1G1YY33P6N
this vehicle was towed in from a tow yard that explained to us that the vehicle was up for sale in front of his business meanwhile people were test driving vehicle. the last person to drive vehicle left it in 1st gear and when owner went out to start vehicle u...
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1995 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L temp gauge VIN: 1GCGK29K5S
Hello all: I've put my thinking cap on but drawn a blank. The temp gauge on this truck goes up and down in a regular fashion every minute or so. I initially replaced the thermostat to no avail and then replaced a leaky water pump and put a Delco thermostat in ...
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1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDM19W9V
This Astro won't run. It originally came in for some body work and the customer left it running when he dropped it off. It has only started a couple times and it was always hard to start. Now it won't start at all. It has 64psi of fuel pressure, good strong sp...
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2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1NE52J7Y
Hello, i have a malibu that wont stay running. Originally this car came in overheating with a blown headgasket, both heads and gaskets were replaced as well as intake gaskets. Started the car and ran it until the thermostat came open and the fans came on, abou...
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2004 Chevrolet SSR 5.3L roof VIN: 1GCES14P44
Please Help!! I have a SSR with a retractable roof malfunction. I will try to describe the malfuntion as best as I can. When you operate the roof down, the windows will come down, the tonnaeu will unlatch and raise up and then nothing will happen.I get an erro...
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2005 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L rf speed sensor VIN: 1GNDV03E95
Hey gm techs I need your help. I have an 05 venture van with code c1226 speed sensor erratic rf. when driven over speed bumps the speed sensor signal will increase dramatically on this wheel only. when the vehicle is raised on the hoist it will also jump up on...
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2006 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WT58K76
code p0172 system too rich, but if i disconect the evap solenoid that code's gone. i put new o2 sensor check fuel pressure, i did almost everything. going crazy on this one.. i'll appreciate any help. tnx amigos. Trouble codes: P0172 (system too rich)
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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L Steering wheel VIN: 1G1AL58F28
Hello Everyone I have this Cobalt that the steering wheel was locked and would not turn.Customer had it towed to dealer for repair.Dealer disassembled to some extent not sure how far.Customer has an after market warrenty that dealer would not accept.Then deal...
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1999 Chrysler LHS 3.5L steering column VIN: 2C3HC56GXX
squeak when turning. can turn back and forth at idle and hear what sounds like plastic on plastic. removed clock spring and lubricated mast bearing, problems persist. checked steering coupler and lubricated outside dust cover as well as lower cover inside. noi...
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1999 Chrysler LHS 3.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 2C3HC56G4X
Fuel pressure remains constant when engine acts up. Customer noticed a big diference in performence with new pump. Car has to be driven for about 30 minutes and then parked for 10-15 for it to act up. It will start and stall 3 or 4 times before staying running...
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2000 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Steering VIN: 2C3HE66G2Y
This car came to us from another shop. The vehicle exhibits extremely high steering effort. The other shop has replaced the rack, pump and hoses (some more than once) and has sent it to us to figure out. We have checked ball joints, tie rod ends and upper stru...
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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) LX 3.3L Radio, blower, power windows, windshield wipers VIN: 1C4GP45R05
Radio, blower, PWR windows and wiper will work on the accessory position but all shut off when key goes to run. Sometimes the ACC relay will click like mad. Have checked for residual voltage on the 85 and 86 terminals for the starter relay and there is none wh...
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2007 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L em. flashers-heated seats
The heated seats and em. flashers are inop. Is there a common fuse or relay for these. It just don't seem likely that control is bad unless that is a control module for both.
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2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L No Start VIN: 2B3HD46RX1
Hi Folks, I just installed this freshly rebuilt 2.7. I got enough oil pressure to hold the chain tight and put the valve covers and intake on and tried to start it. I have fuel pressure but no spark. I scoped the crank and cam sensors and got good square waves...
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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7KU28653
Truck described may have high milige, yet runs like a champ. When it gets cold, it may or may not start. The air intake heater works just fine, and when squirted with juice fires up and runs all day. I find good fuel presure and volumn to high presure pump. I ...
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2005 Dodge Magnum SXT 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D4FV48V45
Vehicle came back in with MIL on and customer says chugging at 75 mph. Found code P0302. Vehicle will miss on #2 cylinder after warm cruising and at idle. No other cylinders missing. I swapped spark plugs, coil and injector with other cylinders that are workin... Trouble codes: P0302 (cylinder 2 miss fire)
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1992 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L locks up reverse gear VIN: 1FTEX15H3N
this is a good one for all ford lovers. vehicle came in customer comments reverse gear locks up but forward okay. feels like somethings locked up. removed driveshaft found rear end okay. disconnect solenoid connector on transmission still locked up does not mo...
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1995 Ford F-250 XLT 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHX25F4S
Thanks in advance everybody. I have a 95 7.3 that has the rather common p1211 code, but it is NOT due to pressure too low, it is too high at idle. I can watch my icp at idle, on startup, stay around 900-1000 psi. Pcm starts out commanding 14% or so ipr, then b... Trouble codes: P1211
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1998 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Starting VIN: 1FMRU1766W
Okay here goes. The truck came in for a heater core and t-stat. pulled off dash and all connectors. installed core and put all connections and dash back on truck. no extra parts or disconected wires. when truck came in started fine. now it wont. engin crankes ...
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2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L wont set all monitor VIN: 1FTRW07W71
hey guys this 2001 ford f-150 came in for emissions. it will not set evap or egr monitior. we have repaired dpfe sensor but car has no codes. seen voltage was wrong. repplace dpfe and now the voltage is correct. put a miilion miles on this thing to try and set...
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31F52
this has been in my shop several times with the complant of missing, hesitation, and at times not even running. when i go to work on it always is fine. p1316 is the only code in it and is running fine. please help its hard to fix something that isnt broke has ... Trouble codes: P1316 (ignition diagnostic moniter codes detected)
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2003 Ford Excursion Limited 6.0L turbo VIN: 1FMSU45P53
can someone tell me the poper way to disasemble the turbo to clean the variable vains im trying to just separate the side with the vain but is that possible or do i have to tear more apart???
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2003 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L vent doors VIN: 1FMZU72K53
Blows cold air no matter what, you hear a constant clicking noise. I know it is the cold/hot blend door motor, but my question is do you have to pull the dash out? if you do, do have to pull the hvac out to do it? and about how many hours. thanks, and I will p...
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2005 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1FTYR15E65
Hi guys. I have this Ranger that has a clunk in the driveline at a constant speed and repeats 2-3 times per mile, only in 4wd mode. This clunk is a single clunk, fairly severe, (has knocked stuff off of the dash) then will repeat 2-3 times per mile. Clunk happ...
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2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge VIN: 1FTWW31P76
I have a 2006 6.0 that will buck and jerk after about a 20 mile cruise at highway speed, when it jerks it gives a puff of smoke out the tailpipe and it will jerk repeatedly for 30 seconds to a miniute or so, maybe longer, also will surge under acceleration and...
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1996 GMC Sonoma SL 4.3L abs module VIN: 1GTCS14XOT
ABS light comes on when vehicle rolls above 8 mph. codes are (41 45 51 isolation solenoid circuit or solenoid) (68 locked pump motor or shorted motor circuit) when i raise the rear wheels and accelerate no ABS light or codes. although at 0 mph the scanner has ...
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2001 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L engine VIN: 1GTHK23171
Truck was brought to me as a basket case. the engine was already out of the truck wih the crankshaft out. Customer had the engine overhauled at a reputable machine shop. I had the fun of figuering out where all the r&r parts went. We got the engine running, an...
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2008 GMC Sierra 3500 HD SLE 6.6L Brake pedal VIN: 1GTJCSS6X8
Thanks for any help! This truck lost its brake pedal about 300 miles after a 4 wheel brake job. It was returned to the dealer and the system was bled, which restored the pedal. After aprox.300 miles it lost the pedal again. The dealer replaced the master cylin...
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1999 Honda Civic DX 1.6L short
I am posting this for the archieves. I have allready fixed it. Consider this a fix. Car blows fuse #15 7.5 amp under dash intermittently or all the time. when it blows it won't charge, no charging, the fuse feeds the regulator in the altenator, 02 sensors, sp...
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2001 Honda CR-V SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD186X1
Greetings Honda Techs, I have a real head scratcher with this CR-V, It came in with the check engine light flashing, I pulled codes for miss fires in cylinders #2&#4, only problem is that this car is not miss firing. It has a very even smooth idle. So I gave i... Trouble codes: P1339 (missfire detected), P0302 (missfire cyl 2), P0304 (missfire cyl4)
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2007 Honda Fit 1.5L Stall VIN: JHMGD38647
Greetings fellow techs, I have a 2007 Honda Fit that was brought in from another location with a stalling problem. The information I have so far, as with the road test is as follows. During a cold start the vehicle idles fine, but when put into gear and drivin...
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2001 Hyundai XG300 3.0L Hesitation VIN: KMHFU45D11
another pain in the butt car. came in with a battery not charging problem. alt. wasn't charging due to the balancer belt drive was broke. replaced with oem part and replaced battery. car now starts and runs perfect. but take it out and it has no low end torque...
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2002 Hyundai Elantra GT 2.0L low power VIN: KMHDN55D32
hello this 02 elantra 4cly has very little power, and won't go above 60mph. otherwise the car runs and drives fine just low power, I am getting the code 1166 lambda sensor control limit bank 1. no info is provided on mitchells? also cel is not on Trouble codes: P1166
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2002 Isuzu Axiom 3.5L spark plug tube VIN: 4S2DF58X62
Need help from Isuszu techs-Vehicle was traded in, had some misfiring going on with #2 and #4 cylinders. Inspection revealed what we thought was water from the cleanup shop in the spark plug tubes. Cleaned/dryed tubes and coils. Next day test drive, same probl...
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2000 Kia Sportage EX 2.0L fuse VIN: KNDJA72341
oh happy day...i've got a sportage that's driving me nuts. check it out, it came in blowing the 15 amp main relay fuse in the engine compartment, causing a crank no start condition. fuse blows instantly, so some quick checks should tell me where the short is r...
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2005 Kia Amanti 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNALD124X4
Vehicle has a Misfire in Cylinder 2(P0302) at Idle only. Raise RPM's runs smooth. Coils and Injectors Swapped from different cylinders etc. ECM Swapped. Wiring Harness wired directly to ECM eliminating harness for testing. New Spark Plugs Installed (NGK). New ... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfire)
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2007 Lexus ES350 3.5L All keys lost VIN: JTHBJ46G27
Hi everybody, i have this ES350 which the customer have lost all the transmitter keys, ordered a new one but needs registration, i have the techstream lite software which can do the registration for a new key but my question is if i give battery power to the i...
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2000 Mazda Miata 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB3539Y
hi all, hoping someone has fought this battle before. have had P0442 return several times. have replaced gas cap with factory cap. used scan tool to seal system and installed evap system leak check to line at solenoid in engine compartment. vent valve did seal... Trouble codes: P0442 (Evap system small leak)
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2000 Mercury Cougar V6 2.5L Charging VIN: 1ZWFT61L6Y
I fellow techs, I have this merc. cougar 2.5l that doesn't charge. I have checked circuitry and all is good. However the battery light on this vehicle doesn't come on when the key is turned to the run position. The wiring diagram show the fuse and the battery ...
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2001 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZWFT61L11
I'll try to give as much info as possible., but codes stored previous to coming into our shop were gone due to a dead battery. This cougar came in with a misfire. Found an obvious upper plenum gasket leak. Removed the plenum and found the gasket melted at cyl.... Trouble codes: P1131, P1152 (Lack of H20 - B2 S1 switch indicates rich)
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1993 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4A3CF44E1P
Hi; Vehicle towed in as a no start. Diagnosed and found timing belt had jumped. Customer had paid a friend to install a timing belt and friend had not properly tightened tensioner causing belt to jump. All intake valves were bent and had to be replaced. Sent ...
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1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L no hud or speedo VIN: 1N4BU31F7P
Hi there need some help on this altima.The speedo is inop and the heads up display is also.replaced the cluster with a used one still all are inop.Have checked the power and ground at the cluster witch is good.checked the speed sensor and ohm good and checked ...
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2003 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11D22
Hi guys, I have a 2003 Nissan Altima that we just performed a complete engine rebuild on. The problem is that we could not get the car to start. We discovered we had no spark and replaced the camshaft and crankshaft position sensors. We discovered that it will... Trouble codes: P1614 (NATS Malfunction)
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1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.8L horn VIN: 1G3WH52K4X
hey guys heres another good one it seems like i am getting all the problem cars lately,car comes in with the complaint that the horn would not work.check the horn and circuit to find that the horn was bad.replaced the horn,car was gone for a month.customer cal...
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2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Unknown VIN: 2G2WP52264
This one has me scratching my head. When you turn the ignition on the DIC displays a message SERVICE VARIABLE EFFORT STEERING after retrieving codes found that it had two codes for ABS C0110 pump mtr ckt and a c0040 RF wheel speed sensor ckt also a C0450 steer...
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2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Tiptronic VIN: WP1AB29P94
Hello Porsche Techs: We have a Tiptronic problem we go into Tiptronic and it stays in automatic mode (intermittently). We have a code 1045. We replaced the shifter assembly and micro switch with new parts and we have the same issue, the code came back 1045 Sel...
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1997 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 4S3BD6754V
this subaru has a rough idle and hesitates going around corners. all cylinders seem to be working at idle but i did get a cylinder misfire code for number 4. there is a loud tapping sound that sounds like it is coming from the driver side bank. tried new plug ... Trouble codes: P0304
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1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BK435XX
hello to all. this subaru is giving me all types of trouble and need help! the customer tried to replace the head gaskets. he got the timing belt installed wrong and towed it to me. i put the belt on correctly and got the car to start. and finnished installing... Trouble codes: P0500, P1121, P0136, P0131 (o2 sensor low b1s1), P1133 (o2 heater ckt fault), P0132 (o2 sensor high b1s1)
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2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L noise from left wheel cuck cuck cuck VIN: 4S3BH66551
subaru tech please help i have customer come in and want to fix with noise come left side from front wheel cuck cuck cuck only make noise when you brake car about low down and you will noise come left wheel lound customer did change new brake rotor brake pad i...
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2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start VIN: 4T1BG22K9Y
This vehicle is driving me crazy. I would appreciate any help you guys can give me. I have fuel, spark, inj. pulse. Compression is good. The customer stated that it quit running on the interstate going 70mph. When it came in i found that the timing was 4 teeth... Trouble codes: P0335
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2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L drops out VIN: JTEHF21A02
2002 Toyota Highlander AWD Automatic transmission. Vehicle will drive, shift normally. After full warm up, while driving,load or no load, will drop into what seems to be a neutral, shifting trans through any gears does not change problem. Stopping and turning ...
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1987 Volkswagen Vanagon Campmobile 2.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: WV2ZB0256H
vehicle towed in for stall on road, fuel tank below empty fuel pump dead replaced fuel pump & filter, started but run rough replaced main relay with correct relay. Now hard starting need to crank 3-4 minutes before fires and rough until temp well above 190f. ...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21C42
02 beetle that check engine light will not go out . no codes pending are currant in memory. have disc connected battery touched pos. and neg. together light still on . car came in no start , found blown fuse and #2 coil pack burnt up. oil in spark plug tubes ....
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2004 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L dome light VIN: 9BWEL21J44
dome light will work from all 3 other doors except drivers door. the indicator on the dash sees that the Lf door switch is working. also the warning buzzer for the headlights on works when opening the LF door our info on this is limited Customer is also compla...
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1993 Audi S4 2.2L blower VIN: WAUHP84A1P
After recieving reply information we are planning to use the shortcut. Replacing blower without removing plenemn. Unit pries up at the cowl. The owner is to bring us more detailed instructions upon bringing car back. Thanks to all.
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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L rear mcalipers VIN: WAUDG74F35
Thanks for all the info. Didn't want to damage aything by jumping wires but i'm sure that will work, but pad thickness would still be seen as low. Talked to a audi teck about it. Tried a Modis and Solstus but couldn't gain access to computer. Not sure why?? B...
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1992 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G4HR53L2N
Thank you all for the great idea's. We followed your suggestions and re-flushed the whole fuel system, filled with fresh fuel, installed locking gas cap, and advisded her to not go to her local watering hole any longer. Vehicle is currently running great and...
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2002 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L abs light VIN: 1G4HP54K12
Ok, after programing the ABS module, all lights & codes are gone. Thanks for all your help! David
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2004 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L pwr.windows and locks VIN: 1G4HP54K14
I would like to thank all members who reached-out with assistance. Kevin [...] hit the nail on the head. With their suggestions, we hit the ground running, moved the driver's seat and pulled up the rear carpeting ...
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2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G6DM57N63
Alas I cannot verify any fix as the customer seems to have disappeared off the face of the earth!!!, repeated calls have not been answered nor have they attempted to contact me, A few of you have explained to me how it is possible for raw fuel or a butt load o...
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1992 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G1WL54T4N
We recieved some very good replies to this problem...Sometimes we tend to over analyze a simple problem and that is what we were doing on this one. We had checked the input signal from the ignition module to the ecm. this signal tells the ecm when to turn on t...
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1992 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Timing VIN: 1GCCS1929N
I purchased a new harmonic balancer and compared timing marks in relationship to the key way, which showed that the existing ring had slipped. Although there was no feasible reason as to why it had slipped, but it did. Upon replacing the harmonic balancer, t...
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1997 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado 5.7L No Start, DRAGS STARTER VIN: 1GCEC14R2V
hey guys sorry it took so long to get back.but i wanted to be sure this was the problem.i have been working on car for twenty plus years and i have never seen a intermitten problem like this.so here it is after checking the things yall suggested.the dist. cap ...
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNCS18W1Y
Well I believe that this one is fixed. It turns out that while performing the evap service bay test with my Tech2, it failed the test every time. I noticed that when the test failed code p0446 would show up on the screen as test failed (p0446) I already explai... Trouble codes: P0446.
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2002 Chevrolet Tracker LT 2.5L 4wd VIN: 2CNBJ63492
THANKS FOR THE INFO, HAVE DETERMNED PROBLEM LIES IN FRONT AXLE, FRONT AXLE ACTUATOR PUMP WORKING & SUPPLING PROPER VACUUM TO FRONT AXLE, WILL NEED TO TEAR IN TO FRONT AXLE, CUSTOMER DECLINED ANY FURTHER DIAG AT THIS TIME. WILL UPDATE IF CUSTOMER DECIDES TO GO ...
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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT LS 4.2L front differential VIN: 1GNET16S64
Thanks for all the replies everyone, greatly appreciated. Tire size difference was definately the cause. Installed reman. front diff. from Zumbrota after customer purchased 4 new tires, multiple road tests with no problems. A couple of interesting notes, Zu...
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2007 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L network VIN: 1C3LC46K57
Thank you all who replied!! This sebring went back to the dealer to have the front control module replaced.due to programming capability or our lac of we had to ship to dealer. what I struggle with as I think many of us do is vehicle terminology. as an indepen...
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2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R6Y
REPLACED BOTH CAM AND CRANK SENSORS WITH OE SENSORS FIXED PROBLEM. AFTERMARKET SENSOR SPIKING TO GOUND WHEN COLD. Trouble codes: P1391 (intermitternt loss cmp/ckp).
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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.7L overheating VIN: 3D3KU28D23
Hello again, well we went ahead and replaced the water pump and radiator as some of you suggested and it still is doing the same thing. We are leaning toward a head problem but the owner has said that he is going to take it. Thanks so much for all your help....
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 5.7L Wiper Delay VIN: 1D7HU18D24
Turned out to be the wiper motor. Computer needs to see park sense which was failing intermitently.
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L 1st into 2nd VIN: 1D4GP24R65
thanks for all the replies. there was a little bit more metal flakes in the pan than the usual. explained to the customer the possibilities of failure. he drove it away, says he is going to think about it. again thank you.
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1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L engine overheating VIN: 1FALP624XR
Hi every body. Thanks very much for your quick response. All 9 of you, gave me a very good valuable information; and based on those imputs, I dicided to make a more conscious analisis of the problem. I had to find out why the radiator's fan did not turn on whe...
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1998 Ford F-150 4.6L Electronic VIN: 2TZX18W2WC
Thanks to everyone for all the help this ended up being three faulty sensors all aftermarket a dealer replacement fixed it thanks again
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L 4wd VIN: 1FTPW14564
Thank you for all your help the transfer case motor was the problem i did not replace it as i was able to get the vehicle into 2wd mode using the obd 2 and some playing around with the switch the part is on order and the customer will come back whence it is in...
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2005 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU04115
Thanks for all of the support. Even thought I had taken it apart twice, the egr valve was leaking where the tube enters the intake. I had checked with propane but didn't see change. The bracket that holds the egr against the manifold was slightly bent causing ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
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2006 Ford Five Hundred Limited 3.0L slow accel VIN: IFAFP23106
I removed the mechatronic assembly to inspect turbine speed sensor and found no problems, bottom of pan is clean. Removed the torque converter to inspect per many peoples advise on TCC problems and could see no visible problems. Replaced torque converter as ma...
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2004 GMC Sierra 3500 6.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GTHK33254
Thanks to all who responded. Many of the responses were helpful and valid for the problems we found. We found bare and shorting wires in left side harness at bracket just over left head, visible only after opening loom. #8 injector power wire intermittent o... Trouble codes: P208, P2149.
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L .25amp draw VIN: 1J4GW58N9Y
This one is fixed and thank you to Jason [...]. Every one had great sugestions. James' tip to check that the dome lamps worked pointed me in the right direction. I had disable...
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2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L fluid VIN: 1J4FA49SOY
there is no water in the transmission, the fluid is red. the transfer case fluid is all that is milky. The seal between the trans and transfer case was replaced with the transfer case. The rattle cap on the vent hose is intact and the hose is solid and runs up...
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2004 Lexus LS430 4.3L brake pedal VIN: JTHBN36F04
client says brakes feel better since flush. I did not notice improvement when vehicle left but maybe new fluid and bleeding system had a better pedal after client drove vehicle for a couple of days. So unless I hear differently we will call this fixed for now....
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2007 Lexus ES350 3.5L water pump VIN: JTHBJ46G77
Thanks for the replies.I feel i could have removed the pump w/o engine removal.The local Lexus dealer is going to repair both vehicles at no cost to the owners.What crappy engineering.I guess a Phd does not come w/common sense.Thanks again for the replies.
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1992 Mazda B2600 2.6L No Start VIN: JM2UF4149N
This truck ended up being the computer that was at fault, replaced with used one and works great. Thanks to all that replied.
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2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFP80C54
fix is pcv hose underneath intake deteriorating, broke pcv valve trying to pry off with starter off, ended up taking intake out to repair... props to Jason from Minnesota, nailed it, Michael from British Columbia also...thanks to all that replied ...here is w... Trouble codes: P2187.
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L performance VIN: WDBRF64J41
Thanks to all that replied. I was looking for temp sensor as customer had a temp offset resistor that he wanted added to vehicle. Not my normal request, but I did it. That is why there were no codes. I listed performance as problem. I think this "upgrade" may ...
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2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L solenoid assy VIN: JM2ZU86E02
the pass through connector was binding and not completly making connection.a little grease around o-ring took care of electric troubles.still had very slow engaugement,slip cold and neutral out problems. had to replace with another used one.works fine now
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2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L power steering pump VIN: WMWRC33435
Thank you for all your help, you guys nailed it, we installed a new pump, customer is happy, we are happy...IATN is Great.
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51DX1
THANKS SO MUCH TO THE TWELVE OF YOU THAT SO QUICKLY REPLIED WITH VERY ACCURATE AND NEEDED ADVICE. MY BIGEST PROBLEM WAS THAT I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND THE TIME SWEEP ON MY VANTAGE SCOPE WHEN CHECKING THE CAM AND CRANK SENSORS. WITH HELP FROM IDENTIFIX TECHLINE ON S...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L timing cover VIN: 3N1CB51D81
Thanks to all for the heads up, a little post on IATN saved me from big issues. I was able to bring the pan out enough to remove tha pick up and bring it out with the pan, and was able to install the same way, leaving the exhaust in tact. thanks guy's PJ
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1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G2NE52M0V
sorry i forgot to close this.the fix was a mass air flow was all plugged up cleaned it and it helped so i just replaced it and all good.thanks for all the help on this.hope to help others when i can again thanks
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2005 Pontiac Montana 3.4L high idle VIN: 1GMDV03E45
Thanks to everyone.Finally this vehicle continued to idle high.I found that the throttle angle after startup would change from 0% to 5-10%.I checked the throttle body for play ok.Ended up after many checks on feed and grds to TPS that the PCM was the fault.Rep...
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1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L abs VIN: 4S3BG6859T
replacement of ABS control module fixed issue. all wheel speed sensors were working fine, thats why we were scratching our heads.
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1999 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6850X
Thank you for all who replied the problem was low compression on number four due the millage and year of car customer decided to not fix the car at this time 1 ,2 and 3 had 175 psi and number 4 had 150 thank all Trouble codes: P0304 (missfire).
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1998 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Stall VIN: JT3HN87R4W
I am assuming this vehicle is fixed, but dont feel really confident. The customer said it has been ok for a week. I replaced the fuel injection relay, on my guess, no one else mentioned that as a fix. thanks to all who replied. steve
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2000 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L vsc light on VIN: 4T1BF28B7Y
Thanks to all who replied. The problem was bent pins at the abs/skid control ecu. pin 61 ss1 from the abs ecu to the translate module was bent so I could not get the vsc buzzer to sound.
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