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1996 Acura TL 2.5L No Start VIN: JH4UA2655T
car came in running ,when get hot shuts off ,we have fuel pressure and spark, no injecction pulse,we have power in the injectors plugs but no ground from computer while cranking, when this hapens the check engine light flikers raplidly and the car don't start ...
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1997 Acura CL 3.0L p0715 VIN: 19UYA2252V
Original Problem Vehicle came in moving very sluggish replaced the transmission with a used one (customer request) OK for 30days Vehicle came back with code P0700 and P0715 followed ALLDATA checked (ohm) both Main and Counter shaft speed sensors ok Wire from S...
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2000 Acura RL Premium 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA9659Y
I have determined the EGR ports are clogged, however my tech is having trouble removing the upper intake plenum. I looked some but not familiar with these. Alldata shows a picture but no instructions. Do you have to remove the whole assembly or can you seperat... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insuffencint egr flow)
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2002 Acura RSX 2.0L starter VIN: JH4DC53882
Hello Everyone, Got a brain teaser here. Customer came in for starter problem we had diagnosed a few months ago, we got a remaned starter from bosch, installed, went to start car, starter was making all kinds of noise. I'm not sure if grinding is actually the ...
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2003 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
I have this 2003 A4 3.0 quattro in the shop. I have been going around with this problem for a while now. It originally came in with random misfire codes for all six cylinders. I replaced all 6 coil packs and spark plugs using factory parts. The MIL light might...
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1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L Electronic VIN: WBAGJ8322T
Hi guys, this is a stumper, have no transmission engagement, it has power and grounds and relay switching to trans module verified by pin testing. cluster reads the positions from the selector and using a modis with dl 16 and S28 identifier key I have no comm...
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2005 BMW 525i 2.5L Safety VIN: WBANE53576
Car came in with air bag light is on, scan the car with auto logic found a trouble code 9AFF Resistance too high,firing circuit,safety battery clear code & comes back on after starting. any help will be greatly appreciated
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1994 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon 5.7L hard start VIN: 1G4BR82PXR
did a fuel pump on this wagon about a month ago. customer complains of hard start when cold. put a fuel pressure gauge up to it and found that after the car has been sitting, the fuel is bleeding back into the fuel tank causing it to lose fuel pressure. so far...
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CXL 3.4L No Start VIN: 3G5DBO3E62
Thanks to all. Car came in on the hook and would not start. I checked the fuel pressure and it was within specs (not on the low side). I checked the spark and had a strong blue arc. Then I got called on another tow and when I got back to shop the car started. ...
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2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBHG31R61
Customer states the engine runs rough, lacks power, and check engine light is on. Scan for trouble codes. P0335, P1637, P1638. I scoped the CKP signal wire at the PCM. Had a square wave signal. Checked power and ground at CKP sensor. Checked out ok. Perform vo... Trouble codes: P0335 (CKP Sensor A Circuit Problem), P1637 (Generator L-Terminal Circuit), P1638 (Generator F-Terminal Circuit)
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2004 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1CGHG39U44
#7 cylinder skipping at idle. Goes away at 2% throttle. #2 also skips at times but I beleive that's a sympathy skip. Trouble codes: P0300
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEC19TX2
Test drove it about 30 miles no light. next day light on and code p0420 is on. I drove it for about 20 minutes and rechecked and found p0430 in code. this truck has a slight stumble at idle so I think it is the maf sensor. Back pressure test normal on cats did... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0420, P0430
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2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L Starting VIN: 1GNDT13S25
The trailblazer came in with the complaint of intermittent no crank, but never stranded customer. No codes in any module. A couple times i wasn't getting a ground to the starter relay, backprobed pcm from ignition and backprobed pcm to relay but now it won't a...
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Pump VIN: 3C8FY4BB61
Car came in for several unrelated problems. Went to bring car into shop and immediately noticed noisy PS pump, louder when turning. Took care of all other problems and decided to look at PS pump noise. Air bubbles were evident. Removed resevoir and found paper...
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2003 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L scanner VIN: 1C3EL56T13
JUST GOT USED DEALER SCANNER AND I AM ABLE TO GET INTO THE OB2 SIDE BUT NOT THE OE SIDE. I HAVE A SEBRING/STRATUS 2 DOOR COUPE CARD BUT IT SAYS THAT IT THERE IS NO RESPONCE FOR MFI. WHAT AM I DOING WROUNG. DO I NEED A 4 DOOR CARD TO GET IN OR IS THE SCANNER HA...
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2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L Mode Door VIN: 1G2NF52E64
This vehicle came in the first time just after the first of the year with the complaint of no defrost. I performed testing, including checking the operation of the mode door actuator (Ok), and testing output from the control head to the actuator (None). Being ...
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1999 Dodge Stratus 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1B3EJ46X2X
have this dodge thats driving me crazy.it surges and misses only at idle.get about 1500rpm the miss goes away.had checked for vacum leaks,none found.pulled egr valve,all fine.at idle spark advance is all over the place-+2-20btdc.at ilde the st.adap-2.5,ltadap-... Trouble codes: P0300
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2002 Dodge Stratus R/T 3.0L pressure plate retaining clip VIN: 4B3AG52H32
i feel like an idiot posting this. simple clutch job or so i thought. I went through all data for the procedure on this monster and followed it but i cannot get the clip off the pressure plate. 6 hours we have done just about anything i can think of no result....
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2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L crankshaft bolt VIN: WPYPD14926
This beast came in with the balancer in the fan shroud. Upon removal of the radiator, condenser, and intercooler I found th bolt broken off in the crankshaft. My local dealer claims no warranty. The bolt is snapped about 7/8 inch inside the crankshaft. Has any...
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1985 Ford F-250 XLT Lariat 6.9L fuel system VIN: 1FTCF15N4F
I have a 85 f250 that I cannot get to start. It will turn over with no white smoke from the tailpipes which makes me think its not getting fuel. So I checked to see if fuel was coming out up by the filter and it was, so I unhooked the line from one of the inje...
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1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Charging VIN: 1FMDU32X8R
ok customer brought truck to me about 3 times saying that if the truck sits for about 3 days the battery will be dead,if he drives it every day it will be ok,tested for a drain with test light,pulled #1 fuse light goes out ,this fuse works door locks,interior ...
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1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L parking brake VIN: 1FMDU32X5S
Hey gang. I really need some input this morning for this Explorer and replacing the parking brake shoes on this beast. I have not had the pleasure of replacing the parking brake shoes on one with a setup like this. There has to be a reasonable way to change th...
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1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMFU18L2V
Truck has a shudder @ 1500-2000 rpm, In sync with a single firing event. Does not miss at idle or get worse under load. No codes, no misfire monitor, no mode 6 available. Smooth at idle. Contribution test yielded even results (done @ 1650 rpm). Fuel trim, pw s...
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1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1MEFM13PXX
hello to all and thanks in advance; this little escort was recently purchased by a good customer although high mileage overall is a clean car, about 2 weeks ago cust brought in for tune up said it was hard starting and died would not restart at shop, pulled pl...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L pings VIN: 1FTWX32S2X
Ford guru's this is more of a never give up than anything else. When scanning the vehicle the octane adjustment PID reads "open". If the PID read "closed" the timing would be advanced a couple of degrees I know this may increase the pingig but it what the cust...
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L clutch VIN: 1FTYR10V1Y
Trans hard to shift and get into gear, sometime while driving will be OK. Replaced clutch master a few weeks ago and drive said it was good until a few days ago then hard to get into gear etc. Replaced clutch, flywheel, slave less than a year and 11k vehicle i...
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2001 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP31311
Vehicle brought in by customer stating went through water puddkle and stalled, customer pulled code for tps and replaced it with aftermarket part. Code returned so vehicle brought to us.We tested tps and found intermittent fluctuation on voltage, replaced tps ... Trouble codes: P1120, P1125, P0123
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2002 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 6.8L windshield wipers VIN: 1FDXE45S02
Hi techs, I have a ford E-45o that the wipers and washers are not working at all. I went through the entire All Data checkout procedure and came up with a bad wiper module. Replaced it and guess what it does not work still! At this point I replaced the motor a...
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2003 Ford Focus SE 2.3L Noise VIN: 1FAFP34ZX3
Hi everyone thanks in advace for your input on this, we have this 03 Focus SE here that has a strange rattle type noise on acceleration under heavy load. It only happens in gear under load and while moving, not sitting still or in nuetral while moving. cannot ...
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2003 Ford Mustang 3.8L Noise VIN: 1FAFP40483
We have this mustang came in for a noise in the engine.We checked it out sounded like a tapping knocking noise coming from back of engine used stethescope to try to determin where the noise was coming from. sounded like at first in the bell housing area so we ...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L noise VIN: 1FTSX30P84
hello to all..ford techs i need your help on this one it is driving us nuts.there is a ticking noise coming from the engine area sounds just like a lifter. it is coming from the injection pump area next to the fuel filter thought it was a lifter so we removed ...
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2005 Ford TRANSIT 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: WFOLXXTTFL
Removed intercooler and associated ducting and checked for restrictions. All OK Remove intake manifold and vacuum pump all checked out ok Removed Turbo and exhaust manifold, exhaust manifold had previously been fitted incorrectly so did not match with ports in...
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1993 GMC G3500 Vandura 5.7L Electronic VIN: 1GDKH32K2P
Hello all would like to pick your brains, mine isn't working. We have this big ugly cube van we put a used engine and a rebuilt trani in it. Worked great for 2 months then started to flaire up in 4th gear while hitting bumps,thats right bumps, if the road is s...
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1998 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L Stall VIN: 1GJHG39R1W
Thanks to all. I get this van because somebody else cant fix it. This van starts all the time but stall at any time. The stalling is not regular, it will do it any time (hot or cold). You can be parked or driving. Will start right up after it stalls every time...
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2001 GMC Sierra C3 6.0L transmission VIN: 2GTEK69U51
hey guys...owner brought this c3 to my shop on a rope. he says he was driving along back road, slowed for an intersection, and when he tried to accellerate there was no go. actede like tranfer case was in neutral. says trans has been to atrans shop twice recen...
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2005 GMC Savana 3500 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDHG31UX5
real headache here. about 6 months ago comes in with stalling problem - always restarts. this is a business delivery van, very heavy use like 5 to 7 thousand miles per month. we diagnose a bad iac, can't buy it seperatly, replace throttle body. comes with iac ...
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2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L srs VIN: 1HGCG1652Y
customer came in and said she couldn't get in her drivers door. Linkages were all hooked and working fine. Ended up pulling the interior panel off, with the door closed, and drilling enough holes in the latch assembly to open the door. After replacing the latc...
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2000 Honda Insight 1.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMZE1357Y
attn honda guys have a 200 insight with code p1580 no such code in all data or iatn please help need direction thanks all Trouble codes: P1580
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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC73D82
truck came in skipping again, remove intake and found back 3 injectors clogged again. fuel rails look oxidized / white powdery substance. and all 3 injectors screens filled to the top. i used a brush the last time and cleaned fuel rail. and the only fuel filte...
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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L iignition switch VIN: KM8SB12B94
Good customer has this Santa Fe towed in,With complaint of key not able to turn.I go into lot key turns no problem .But i noticed the key is very worn and it was well below freezing here last night .My question is Alldata is a little vague about key programing...
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2004 Isuzu Axiom XS 3.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DF58Y34
This Axiom came in with a MIL on and customer complaint of black smoke when starting and accelerating. Found code p0106 stored in PCM: Barometer Sensor Wrong Signal. This car was here 2 years ([...])ago for the same problem. We sent it to the dealer and the... Trouble codes: P0106 (Barometer Sensor Wrong Signal)
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L speaker VIN: SAJEA53D72
we have a jag that the speakers on left side have no sound we have confirmed the speakers work, i suspect the amp but i do not want to guess and there is very little information on this system in all data. any testing help would be great thank you again.
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L No Start VIN: SAJEA51C02
Need jag advice.Once every 2 to 3 weeks the car won't start. It cranks over fine.Wait 10 seconds and car starts and runs fine for another 2 weeks and then same thing.Last week I got 3 miles from home and the car stalled going down a hill.I pulled over and car ...
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1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Electronic VIN: 1J4GZ78Y7S
thanks in advance for any help. i have a cherokee awd quadratrac.. and the vic will intermentantly display service 4wd switch. 4wd drive seems to work fine and when you perform a self diag on vic it tests ok. alldata does not give much detail on repair any adv...
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2004 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L panel lamps
Thank you all for reading.I have a 2004 Jeep Liberty that Thanks to mitchell on demand is leaving me lost.The vehicle has no dash or panel lamps with headlights in the on position.The dimmer switch does fade mileage and stereo data.Body control computer had li...
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2004 Kia Sorento LX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJD73324
Great customer brought his wife's Sorento to us with a check engine light on and no complaints of any other problems. He stated car runs fine. He is a retired mechanic, and I have known him for years. We pulled codes and found the P0305 but did not feel any ty... Trouble codes: P0305 (Misfire 5)
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2004 Kia Rio 1.6L engine VIN: KNADC12554
Hi car guys we have a 2004 kia rio in the shop had a blown 1.6 MI-TECH DOHC 16 v engine we never heard it run We replaced it with a used engine with around 50,000 miles When the engine is started It has a loud Knock in it sounds just like rod bearing noise ...
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1999 Lexus SC300 3.0L Engine VIN: JT8CD32Z4X
Lexus techs please help!! I am literally desperate! This car came in on a hook with 3 complaints: MIL light on, complaint that he could not drive faster than 35mph, and leaking fluid. Found code P1120 for accelerator postion sensor malfunction. Vehicle started...
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2004 Lexus ES330 3.3L window VIN: JTHBA30G04
i have this car that the window will let up if you use the auto function on the switch,the window motor had been replaced and now it appears the jam protection part of the system is not working,any help would be greatly appreciated.you can let the window up if...
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1981 Lincoln Mark VI 5.0L Message Center VIN: 1MRBP95F5B
We have the cluster and message center control module for bench repair, but don't have the vehicle (Ship in repair). We need connector C222 and c223 connector views to identify. The Lincoln wiring diagram labels what plug is used but not the pin location in th...
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1998 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JH3LV5239W
vehicle towed in for no start.vehicle and then stall,runs only 1-2 seconds.then cranks and no start until you turn key off.then will crank and run the 1-2 seconds.fuel pressure is good,45 psi koeo.57 psi koer.good spark on all cylinders.maf voltage .84 while c...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L Electronic VIN: WDBGA57G7V
how do you identify what motor i'm dealing with m104, m119,or m120. I need to know for codeing HVAC module. Your help is greatly appreciated thanks.
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB72E2X
Hi Friends. I am not a Mercedes expert, but this was a referral and since we have a slow spell, I took on the job. I have not installed any parts on this vehicle and do not intend to until it is diagnosed. The short story is that the customer decided to re... Trouble codes: P0135 (O2 Sensor Heater of Component G3/4 Right O2 Sensor Before TWC KAT), P0136 (G3/6 Right O2 Sensor After TWC KAT Heater code), P0155 (Heating of Component G3/3 Left O2 Sensor Before TWC KAT Heating Capacity Is Too Low P0155), P0156 (G3/5 Left O2 Sensor After TWC KAT Heater code), P0141 (Heating of Component G3/6 Right O2 Sensor After TWC KAT Heating Capacity is Too Low. P0141), P0720 (R R Wheel Speed Sensor Signal Implausible Also P0700)
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN40J73
Would like some input from the iATN collective about this C230. Has arrived here with new owner and MIL on. First time I have seen this model too. CTS reports coolant temperature at 63c after extended idle. Will remain at 63 during drive of 15 minutes. High... Trouble codes: P2004 (CTS B11/4 Thermostat performance.)
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2007 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L engine timing VIN: WDBUF87X27
This is a used car that has codes that could be a balance shaft worn sprocket but the engine serial number is after the VIN cutoff for the specific DTB. The codes are also slightly different, 1208 (P0016) and 1212 (P0018). The codes indicate both intake cams a...
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1999 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEFM74W5X
Customer had no complaints other than CEL on. Ran codes and got the common 171-174 lean both banks. Did the MAF clean, check vacuum leaks, replace PCV,oem part. Checked for vacuum at crankcase with PCV plugged and no negative pressure. Cleared codes, test drov... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random cylinder misfire), P0171 (System too lean bank 1), P0174 (System too lean bank 2)
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1999 Nissan Sentra XE 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1AB4103X
Hi Nissan Techs, We have a '99 sentra here that runs fine but has a slowly flashing mil light. We tried to scan system with various scanners ...mastertech, genisys etc... but get a no codes present result. However when you go to data stream there is no real d...
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2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 5N1MU28Y82
I have an 2002 Xterra 3.3 with super charger. It has a P0300 or P0306 at times also P0328 knock sensor When car is cold it misses on one cylinder. As you run it and it warms up it stops missing. Inputs and outputs look OK. No other codes for rich or lean Sco... Trouble codes: P0300 (random miss at times), P0306 (6 cylinder miss), P0328 (Knock sensor)
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2002 Nissan Frontier SC 3.3L caliper VIN: 1NGMD29Y82
hello, I received this truck from another shop. They put on new pads, rotors, and calipers. I believe maintenance is why they replace pads, rotors, and calipers ("Les Schwab") customer picked up the truck drove it 1000 miles and the front caliper seals blown (...
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2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L engine VIN: 1N6AA06A54
This engine has a loud whining noise, almost sounds like low power steering fluid - removed drive belts and noise is still there - noise is more noticeable in front half of engine and worse around oil filter area - any help from Nissan tech's would be great - ...
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2005 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L tail lights VIN: WAULC68E65
vehicle does require brake light switch; but customer has declined repair at this time. thank you everyone that replied to my post.will let you know if he decides to replace.
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2003 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Surge, Stall VIN: 1G4HR54K23
was never able to reproduce the symptom all my readings were after all repairs and cleaning also reset the min idle. Last step we did was install a carbon trap in the EGR. has not been back. Thanks for your help
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2004 Buick Century Limited 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HR54K14
Replaced tank pressure sensor, been three weeks so far so good. Thanks David Trouble codes: P0442.
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1988 Chevrolet Blazer Scottsdale 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEV18K3J
well it turns out it needed a fuel pump. When the customer came in he claimed the fuel pressure was good and he installed a new fuel filter. I guess he doesn't understand 5 psi is not enough.
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1995 Chevrolet S10 4.3L shift VIN: 1G2BTE4ZTC
I have relied on iATN for many years for the great techs with information and resources that are out there to help. Many of you responded with some great advice. Unfortunately I did not post a 95 S-10 shift concern, either my user information was compromised o...
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1998 Chevrolet C1500 WT 4.3L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14W2W
Sorry for taking so long to close, customer has not brought back in yet, i feel that i have eliminated everything except grounds and sticky valves so untill i get it back can't give a fix. sorry. and thanks to those who took some time to read the all of the re... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2000 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDX03E4Y
thanks for all sugestions and comments all you guys are great,like i said before back to basics installed a factory part and no more compliants,and yes i know better to use aftermarket parts.first time for everything thanks scot
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L fuel gauge
thank you all who responded. it ended up being a faulty "new connector harness" i had not changed the harness when i tried the second new assembly and it turned out the ground short in the harness connector which came with the new pump did the trick. cleared t...
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2007 Chevrolet Avalanche LT 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEK12397
I'm going to call this one fixed as I just called the owner to follow up and found that in amount of time that has elapsed from the last time I looked at this vehicle to the point at which the vehicle was traded in there had been no recurrence of any MIL. The... Trouble codes: P0481 (Cooling Fan Relay 2 Control Circuit).
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1997 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.8L Unknown VIN: 1C4GP54L7T
Thanks for all the quick responses after checking for the converter shudder passed the brake test I replaced both axles and test drove all pass drove great the pass side inner cv joint was binding thaks again for all the help Chuck.
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2000 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Steering VIN: 2C3HE66G2Y
We finally located and purchased a power steering pressure gauge set, installed it, and immediately found the root cause. When turning back and forth and dead-heading it against the stops, we got almost 1300psi on the left stop, but only 600psi on the right s...
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2002 Chrysler Voyager 2.4L Misfire, melting coil VIN: 1C4GJ25342
We checked all of the wires between the pcm and coil for shorts to power and ground and they were all fine. We ended up putting on a Chrysler coil and have not had any more problems.We also took the intake off and repaired the injector wires, there were two ba... Trouble codes: P0352.
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2007 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2A86M68X97
WELL GUYS SORRY FOR THE DELAY...BUT WE GOT THIS ONE GOING...THANKS TO ALL WHO RESPONDED...GREG MY FRIEND YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD I WAS LOSING GROUND TO THE THROTTLE BODY HAD A WIRE THAT SOMEHOW HAD RUBBED THE COATING OFF THE WIRE REPAIRED THE WIRE AND ALL... Trouble codes: P2100 (electronic throttle control motor circuit).
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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Heating System VIN: 2B7KF22Z1W
I am posting this as fixed because it is much better, but still not perfect. We had already scanned, and temperature probed the engine while driving, and the engine was reaching operating temperature(195-205) going down the road. We already replaced the radiat...
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2000 Dodge Durango Sport 5.9L heat VIN: 1B4HS28Z0Y
well dont know if vehicle is actually fixed but boss talked to customer @ church last sunday and he said heat is fine so i figure either his heat had always been soo bad he doesnt realize this isnt right or what ever air pocket or possible blockage finally mov...
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2001 Dodge Durango 4.7L No Start VIN: 1B4HR28N21
A little research early would have gone a long way. Turns out Chrysler changed the crankshafts between 2001 and 2002. Different computers different engines! We are pulling it back out and replacing it with 2001 engine. BE CAREFUL when working on this engine!!! Trouble codes: P1391 (cam and crank sync).
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1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FALP5249P
I HAVE NOT SEEN THIS VEHICLE BACK AS OF YET, SO I AM GOING TO CLOSE THIS FOR NOW. I HAVE HAD MANY GOOD REPLIES. SEVERAL RELATED TO EGR, ALSO THE THE DISTRIBUTOR & PICKUP. THANK YOU FOR ALL THE HELP!
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1994 Ford F-150 XLT 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FTEX14H9R
Sorry, got busy and forgot to close request. Nick from Oregon got it for us, it was indeed the ECT connector and harness, local dealer sent us a sensor with new connector and harness, installed and all is well with the 'ol Ford. Thanks again for all the repl... Trouble codes: 116 (ect sensor).
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1994 Ford Taurus SHO 3.2L No Start, no spark VIN: 1FALP54P5R
Thanks for all the information. My technician quit during this repair so a new one came in and found the problem. It appears there was a ground wire problem. Thanks again.
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1994 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L temp/oil gauge VIN: 1FTHE24H4R
15 replies. THANK YOU Most all concurred that it was most likely a ground problem. Other ideas included the gauge itself because the two gauges are not independent of each other (share the same ground). A couple of you have experienced the alternator as the c...
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2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU031X1
Well - tried pretty much mostof the suggestions, and some were very good, but this one is not in the books guys. Am closing this now because we here had all agreed it was the PCM. Well gee golly, a 2002 Escape came in yesterday. Same PCM, everything identical ... Trouble codes: P0305 (cylinder 5 misfire), P0355 (coil E circuit).
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2005 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1FTYR15E65
Well, got this one fixed. The fix was to replace the transfer case with a used unit. Most replies said to check for miss matched tires, which was the first thing I did by airing all to same pressure and using a piece of 14 gauge copper wire, placed around the...
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2008 GMC Yukon Hybrid 6.0L No Start VIN: 1GKFK13518
Sorry for the late close vehicle is fixed seems snap on still has some glitches in there 9.4 software. Even though the impact reset test was in the new software it would not complete reset kept getting unspecified error test not complete,borrowed a tech 2 with...
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KM8SC83D61
The problem was caused by the evap purge valve sticking open. The engine stays running on the vapor from the fuel tank, when I would step on the gas pedal it would lean out the mixture causing it to stall. Aparently 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe's still have spark wit...
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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3L Trip Computer VIN: 5NMSH73E47
After getting more information about this vehicle; that the speedometer had also stopped operating at the same time the fuel range display issue began, I then went after the speed sensor system instead of the fuel level circuit. There were no DTC's for any VS...
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1998 Infiniti I30 3.0L No Start, Hesitation VIN: JNKCA21D2V
the first tip i received about the starter, i will admit, i laughed. how on earth could a starter cause a rich fuel condition on one bank only? perhaps extended cranking time...regardless, the starter fixed the vehicle, even though the vehicle was cranking and... Trouble codes: P1447.
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: SAJDA01P51
Customer approved the fuel pump and second sending unit replacement. I installed both units under the rear seat and have had no problems. Thank you to all who helped.
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GZ78Y9T
Thanks to all that replied to my request. I had suggestions that basically all pointed to the map sensor or wiring. checked the map with modis, even though a new map sensor, and it was bad. Replaced map and vehicle has been gone for 2 weeks and customer sai... Trouble codes: P1296 (manufacturer controlled fuel and air metering), 14 (loss of 5 volts reference to map sensor).
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1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L high idle VIN: 1LNLM97V9V
ok so we pulled the intake today. everything looked good. except there was felpro gaskets inside. so we took a closer look and the last person in there put a washer between the upper plenum and "butterfly" block. there was one on each side on the last bolt whe... Trouble codes: 171 (bank 1 lean), 174 (bank 2 lean), 1506 (idle overspeed).
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2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1LNHM87A33
Thanks to all who responded Sorry it took so long but customer had to make up his mind. Had a new computer installed and it now runs on all cylinders. Thanks to every one and have a great year.
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Accessories VIN: 4JGAB54E11
Thanks for everybody's advice. After seeing another 2001 Ml with the same condition have lead me to believe it's a bad aam module, but at this time customer did not want to repair yet.
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2001 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 2MEFM75W91
To all; as it turns out the heads were pulled off, valves were just hanging open on carbon/varnish. simple valve job was performed. No new parts were needed. Maybe could have used chemical cleaning as was suggested if the engine would have run.This is a better...
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2006 Mercury Mountaineer Convenience 4.0L rf signal VIN: 4M2EU47E26
hello Techs, 6 replies,thank you all.It's broken or corroded wire(yel/vio)somewhere under the battery tray.I didn't really see it physically,I bypassed the wire about foot from the firewall up to above the left side of the radiator. thanks again Rick
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1994 Mitsubishi Mighty Max 2.4L Charging VIN: JA7LS21G4R
well guys it was one of those make sure you double check every thing moments. this truck has a battery terminal with stud to sacure multiple power cables, it had corrossion between two eyelet, cleaned connection and no more problems. thanks for the help.
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2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1N4DL01D11
Thanks for the 4 help request. Boris from Kentucky was correct. I don't understand why the pcm was intermittently cutting off injectors while cranking, but the poor idle and misfire problem is a leaking intake gasket around cylinders #1 and #2.
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2002 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L belt noise? VIN: 1N6ED26Y02
First thanks guys for the information. I had a few responses and all were completely different. That is what makes this a tough business some times. Some of the input I received was that the Distributors have been failing more lately for some reason. It was su...
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2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4.0L Power Steering VIN: 5N1AR18WX6
I probably should have put more details in my origional help request, but I had to be brief what with a frustrated boss looking over my shoulder thinking I'm waisting his time. After the fact, he realizes you guys have saved his bacon again. Previously to post...
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2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 453BH6750Y
Well, yes it was the fuel pump like I thought, and what some of you have said. Runs great now, fuel trims are back to normal. Thanks to all that responded. Trouble codes: P0171.
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1993 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L 1st gear VIN: JT4VN1365P
Thanks again to all. Removed shifter and found upper bushing missing upper half(socket). Lower slightly worn. Replaced both. Shifter is significantly more tight. Shifts great. Still popped out a couple times, however not nearly as bad. I will see how it goes a...
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2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L abs VIN: 4T1BF28BXY
Thanks so much guys, the VSC light comes on with an engine code! New one on me. Replaced the O2 sensor and erased all codes and a happy customer. Thanks again.
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