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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Instument cluster VIN: TRUUT28N51
I am attempting to replace the instrument cluster for inop gauges and odometer.I retrieved the mileage from the cluster with measuring blocks (60320). Using the VAS 5052: followed guided fault findings, go to, function/component selection, control module funct...
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2002 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L central locking VIN: TRUUT28N02
Hello everyone and thanks for the help with this one. I have this TT that is in for multiple electrical components not working. I see the power convertible top is not working, the doorlocks are not working, the fuel door won't pop, the trunk won't pop. The car...
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2005 BMW 745i 4.4L what do you think VIN: 1234556677
this is actualy a question my wife wanted a 2001 740 but we can not find the right one now she likes the 745 and the 750 ive not been able to work on any of these when i get them they are usualy 10 years or older so all you bimmer tecks if you had a choice whi...
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2001 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L HVAC Display Milage display VIN: 1G4HPS4KS1
This Buick lasaber limited. The HVAC disply is not working the only thing showiong on it lower bottom right fc and none of the buttons are lite. the compressor is running and the fan is running on medeum also the mileage is blank also. once with the key on and...
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1993 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L interior lighting VIN: 1G1YY33PXP
Car came in with the inerior light staying on if you remove the interior light relay the lights turn off. I checked scan data and it shows that both front doors are closed and that the interior lights are comanded on by the computer. So the computer is seding ...
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1995 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L transfer case VIN: 1GTEK14KXS
I have this pickup in the shop. The customer originaly said that when in 4 wheel drive the front wheeels would drag when backing up. When test driving the vehicle I noticed the truck felt like the brakes were intermitantly dragging. Even though the brakes were...
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1997 Chevrolet K2500 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1GCGK29J1V
This truck will surge under wot most of the time,idles rough but owner says its been that way from new.Gas mileage has dropped quite a bit.Owner said about 3000 miles after he replaced exhaust after cat with dual set up problem started. O2 's appear to be work...
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2002 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L No Start VIN: 1Y1SK52812
Thanks for looking . Replaced rings for oil fouling #4 . Vehicle ran when brought in , now will not start . Coils # 1 & 3 will fire , #'s 2 & 4 will not . Have read that the PCM will fail safe and disable injectors if coil failure is detected . I get one flash...
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2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 Z71 5.3L traction control VIN: 3GNEK12T25
Thanks to all who take the time to read this.This truck will engage the traction control at low speeds on acceleration when there is no slip occurring.There are no codes and all data looks good to me.With traction control disabled the problem doesn't occur.At ...
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2006 Chevrolet HHR LS 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 3GNDA13D06
This is used car at our dealership. I was brought to us with a MIL and runs rough complaint. There are no fault codes except for a random misfire. It feel like the EGR is stuck open but it isn't equipped with an EGR. Misfire data at idle shows a constant misfi... Trouble codes: P0300
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.3L srs VIN: 1GCEC14X37
could not run set up in sdm module do to code b0012 oe resistance below spec stage 1. could not clear code but could disconnect air bag module and could clear b0012 oe resistance low/ shorted circuit but then sets codes for resistance high / open circuit. inst...
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY4BB11
Need help, I suspect I have a faulty PCM, but would like reassurance. Is there any reason, beside a faulty computer, that would cause coils not to fire with the ATM test function? If the timing belt jumps a tooth or more, will it cause ignition coils not to fi... Trouble codes: P0351, P0352 (Ignition coil 2 primary circuit)
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2007 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L coil pack cracking VIN: 1A4GJ45R47
Put 3 coil packs on vehical. All three have cracked in the middle right away. Replaced PCM. Has miss fire codes. Any body ever seen anything like this?
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2003 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4HS48NX3
my durango has a solid misfire on #8 accel and idle. compression looks good injectors sound good, and it has a knock that is in perfect beat with the misfire. even on startup you hear a clunk. the knock is heard best at #8 and #6 intake area (plastic intake) n... Trouble codes: P0308 (8 misfire detected)
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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Electronic VIN: 3D7KU28633
Need Help from trans and dodge diesel techs. This truck came into shop with pcm code PO700, tcm Codes PO123, and P1596. Modis scanner showed that PO123 was tps voltage too high,but was unable to check this with modis scanner.all that i was able to check was ap...
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2005 Dodge Magnum SE 2.7L Steering VIN: 2D8GV58265
Rattle Noise in front end, Driving me nuts. These are the 2nd pair of struts had defective stuts from OEM. Installed Monroe Sensi Tracs. Iam going to put the Mic's on this again. I swear when sitting on a drive on rack, banging the Rack and Pinnion it sound li...
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2006 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HW48NX6
dtc will clear with sensor disconnected. checked controll circuits all 4 o2 sensor heater controll circuits for short to ground all ok tested heater no heater controll from computer will run heater .5 sec then voltage drops to 0v .fail safe? with 02 sensor ins... Trouble codes: P0031 (1/1 heater circuit low), P0032, P0051 (2/1 heater circuit low), P0057 (2/2 heater circuit low)
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1999 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMPU18L0X
Hi! This truck came to us with a misfire, no codes in the pcm, once started it runs rough or misfire all the time, I have pull up this information on the scanner in obd diag. Ecu id..$10 Test Id 53 Component $09 Value 6314 fail coil,plugs injectors all ok fuel...
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1999 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L 4x4 inop VIN: 1FTRX18LXX
Howdy ya'll. I have here a 1999 Ford F150 4 wheel drive. Came to us late this evening with 4 wheel drive inop. Customer states the 4 wheel drive worked fine yesterday morning, but on the way out of the woods it quit. He was at or around 10 miles an hour he sai...
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1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L exhaust camshaft gear VIN: 1FAFP6636X
hello ford techs i am having a hard time getting this ford to run right . i have done the valve job and the contour now runs rough at idle but smooths out at higher rpms i believe that i have not installed the exhaust cam gear correctly . i have read mitchell'...
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2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Electronic rear suspension VIN: 1FMEU17L61
Hi guys (and gals) this vehicle was dropped off last week with the rear suspension almost on the ground. We checked the normal culprits and the relay and the motor were bad (relay corroded and motor had very high resistance). We replaced those items and the sy...
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2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L power locks VIN: 33R5TYYUI8
hello all, customer just bought this and it is a nice van. the problem is they do not have the original pass numbers for the keyless entry. i am pretty sure it is on the module for it but cant seam to get a good pic of the location. in alldata it looks to be u...
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2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA50422
long term fuel trim climbs too 20 within 3 minutes Trouble codes: P0171
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTNW20F62
VEHICLE STARTS & IDLES FINE,BUCKS & SURGES JUST OFF IDLE WHEN ACCELERATING SLOWLY.MEDIUM TO FULL THROTTLE RUNS FINE.VEHICLE HAS A SUPERTUNER PROGRAMMER INSTALLED,BUT 92 YEAR OLD DRIVER HAS MISSPLACED PROGRAMMER SO I AM UNABLE TO UNLOAD PROGRAM.HAD 3 CODES WHEN... Trouble codes: P0605, P1670 (ef feed back signal), P1247 (turbo boost low)
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31F63
thanks in advance for the help. This truck came in 2 months ago with a no start but later started "within an hour" and had a code of p1670 (electronic feedback signal not detected) and passed koeo-koer-and injector buzz test. now two months lator the same thin... Trouble codes: P1670
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L direct clutches VIN: 1FTNW21P54
Vehicle came back slippind bad. Had said codes in trans ,fluid burnt.Removed trans found burnt direct clutches and overdrive clutches.We replaced solenoid d and all clutches and steels.This vehicle also has an edge brand performance chip. We put the transmissi...
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2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Starting VIN: 1FMZU73K34
Cust. left headlamps on, had dead battery tried to jump start. Starter won't turn over has b1601 code. Can theft system be re-set with out going back to ford. Customer also put new battery in same problem, checked fuses found no problem. Theft light flashes fa...
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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 5.4L spark plug removal VIN: 1FTNF21576
Hello and thank you for taking the time to read and offer help-Wanted to know if any techs out there have found the best way to remove the plugs on the 5.4 3valve engines without breaking them. Have read the factory tsbs and am aware of the need to have an eng...
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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, hard start when hot VIN: 1FTWW31P75
Truck has long crank time when hot or a no start. Dead pedal/no throttle response, throttle response returns after a few seconds. Due to batt bad batteries low charge-- alt. and batteries changed, batt & charging sys. functions normally now (sorry pids snapsh... Trouble codes: U1900 (Can communication..), P0261, P1876 (Gem/Central Timer--T-case 2 wh drive), B1483 (Gem/Central Timer--Brake Pedal), P0600 (Serial Comm Link error), U1900 (Can communication..)
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2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Starting VIN: 2FAHP71WX6
This one is a real head scratcher. It's an intermittant no start, depending on temperature. No codes are thrown during the no start condition. Above 20f it cranks and starts just fine, below 20f it will just crank until the battery is dead. If we push the car ...
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2007 Ford E-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDWF36Y17
intermittent cut out at idle(maybe 3 in two minutes), no cut out above idle detected. no audible leaks found on intake. the ltft concerns me being that high. no egr found on this engine. no misfire detected in computer. no codes at all. no ses light. doesn't a...
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2007 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L poor braking VIN: 1FMFU16597
Vehicle is a law enforcement vehicle & came in with poor braking performance. Inspect found pads at approx 1mm all around. Replaced pads w/ Motorcraft, surfaced rotors & test drove. Decent (but not great) braking for first 4-5 hard stops from 70 mph. No ABS fu...
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2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L Mechanical VIN: JHLRD78432
It has jumped 1 tooth on the timing chain. Can you remove the timing chain tensioner(not hard) and re align the camshafts with out removing the covers? Thanks for your help
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2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L misfire VIN: KMHDN45D32
I am working on a 2002 hyundai elantra. Came in with an overheating problem, and a misfire. Pulled car into shop, could not get car to overheat at all. Heater works great, coolant level is full, and fans work. I scanned computer. Came back with a p0303 (cylind...
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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L MIL Lamp on, fuel gauge only half VIN: 5NMSG73D37
Hey All, I got a wierd one, first time here, so maybe one of you has seen this before. Gas gauge only goes to half full, had to remove rear seats to get at access panels. this vehicle use 2 fuel level sensors, one for empty to half, and one from half to full. ... Trouble codes: P0463, P2068
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2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L driveline VIN: SAJDA1400Y
hay guys its me again!!! we got this car in on 3/3/10. customer stated after purchising the car it developed a grouling noise at 40-45 mph. he checked the diff oil and found it low, so he added oil to it not sure what type he added. he stated that the noise we...
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L no data VIN: 1J4GZ58SXV
truck came in as a no start. spent 2 weeks chasing a fantom stalling problem, and i suspected pcm shutting down after a new crank and cam sensor was already installed elsewhere. found plug on pcm loose and would stall truck. reconnected and would stall once in...
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2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FF48SX1
2001 jeep cherokee sport towed into shop for no start, vehicle has 0 psi fuel pressure, no injector pulse, and instrument cluster gages do not work, we do have 5 volt reference at both cam and crank sensors, at times have no buss message on instrument cluster,...
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1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7232V
Have a car in with a multiple misfire. p0300, p0301, and a p0302. Spark is okay. Have pulse as well. Injectors are clicking. Vacuum is steady. Compression is good. Problem happens at random start-ups / test drives. I sprayed some carb cleaner into one of the v... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random/Multiple Misfire), P0301, P0302, P0303 (Cylinder 2 Misfire)
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2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L cylinder #6 VIN: SALTW12462
Recurring coolant in cylinder #6 First, Thanks for your advice' This vehicle was presented to us about three months ago with a p0306 and a steady misfire. We did compression testing and a pressure check only to find compression normal. During pressure testi...
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2007 Mazda 6 i 2.3L body control module VIN: 1YYHP80C07
mazda guy's looking for tech info. left turn lights fr. & rear on all the time, ignition on or off. diagnoised as bad bcm. bcm has sign's of water on circuit board. dealership said bcm has to be programmed to vehicle. found there is a tech service bulletin for...
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L high idle VIN: WDBBA45C7F
This car otherwise runs well. It's idle is intermittently 1500-2000, this occurs hot or cold in any gear and only lasts a few minutes. It may oscillate but eventually drops again to normal. The power at the idle valve is lost or drops when this occurs, normall...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBJF20F9T
Hi need some help from the benz diesel techs out there. This car came to us from another garage that was unable to diagnose the car. The car shuts off at 2800 rpm and sets the code p0725. The tach fluctuates rapidly about 400 rpm back and forth as soon as you ... Trouble codes: P0725, P0380, P0400
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1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF55FXT
car came in with the above codes & we replaced both knock sensors & tested the system= ok, check the temp. of motor= 200 @ idle,, test drove car= ok,, car gone about a week then returns with light on again= same codes, check all wires to sensors & check all sh... Trouble codes: P0327, 60 (operating temp. lh2-sfI- dI2)
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4JGAB54EXX
this vehicle is driving me crazy, this thing runs perfect at idle but will not accept fuel on throttle. you give it a very small amount of fuel and it will accelerate sluggishly. i read on a couple of other post that 51 psi on fuel guage is good enough. my gua...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Lighting VIN: WDBNG75J7Y
Having some trouble w/ the HID headlamps in this S500. Vehicle came in w/ the r/f low beam out. Looked like a body shop had tried to repair the headlamp assy (tabs were broken and glued in place). I removed the headlamp and powered the ballast (brown and white...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz smart pure .8L no start VIN: WMEAJ00FX5
Diagnosed as a bad fuse panel and a partial harness was replaced that plugs into the fuse panel ~ This definately fixed the problem ~ I can plug the old fuse panel in and the car will start ~ when the new panel is installed, the "key" light flashes on the dash...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz C55 AMG 5.5L A/C pipes VIN: WDBRF76J55
Hello MB techs, on this one I can't find the high side service valve, is it normal that the A/C system doesn't have it??
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2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L thermostat VIN: 4A3AA46G41
I have a 2001 Galant with a 2.4 engine and auto trans. Came in with overheating issue. I found radiator leaking and in need of replacement. I replaced radiator for leak and thermostat for regular service. Refilled cooling system and drove vehicle. I found that...
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2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46G53
Hi, I need help please, This galant has an CEL, code p0300. Problem occurred at about 2000 tg 3000 engine rpm loaded or no load. Engbine surges at that speed, maf frequency jumps from 100 to 160 hz and back, fuel trim at -25%. back probe at maf signal out pin ... Trouble codes: 0300 (ramdom misfire)
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1999 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L Lower control arm VIN: 1N6ED26Y9X
thanks in advance to everyone in iatn. i have had no luck getting the rear bolt out of the control bushing holding the control to the frame. have removed the torison bar and cap with no problem and the front bolt came right out. Can not get the rear bolt to mo...
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2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L slave cylinder VIN: JN1CA31D6Y
2000 Nissan Maxima; When vehicle gets warm, and the weather is warm, obviously the clutch fluid (dot 3) expands. When sitting at idle it either requires one to pull out on clutch further to engage or it slips totally. You can pull off the road, bleed the upper...
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1987 Plymouth Reliant LE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1P3BP36K6H
I am I think the third person to try this car the previous repairs were done else were I have all the old parts and I started there put all the old parts on and the car would run at all I put the used pcm in it and it runs It just runs like crap. The idle surg... Trouble codes: 15 (o2 lean)
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1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L Gear Selector VIN: 1G2NE52M9V
The 20 Amp fuse labeled ERLS in the underhood fuse box next to the battery keeps blowing. When this happens the brake light and the abs light on the dash will come on. Also the gear selector will be locked and will not activate the solenoid to release the tran...
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2001 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L High Speed Cooling Fan VIN: 3G7DA03E91
This car came in from another shop that could not figure out what was wrong with it so they wired a switch in to activate the fan. I removed the modification and hooked up my scan tool (OTC Genisys system 3.0), no trouble codes, and low speed fan works when ac...
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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2G2WR52404
Misfire on #4 and #3 cylinders at idle, cuts in and out under load. Have replaced plug wires, plugs, smoked the vacuum system, replaced coil packs and module, had the injectors checked and cleaned, checked compression, and fuel pressure-all within specs. #4 mi...
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2001 Saturn SL2 1.9L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G82K52771
Hi everybody I have a saturn that is giving me trouble.It came in complaining of bucking and stalling and wanted a tune up.I felt it drop a cylinder and the check engine light was on.The 300 code was a plug wire letting spark go to ground 65k ohms put plugs an... Trouble codes: P0300 (random missfire), P0401 (EGR flow), P0410 (secondary air management), P1599 (stall detected)
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1999 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: JF1GF485XX
i will start bysaying thanks to all that can offer help. vehicle was towed in after it lost power on highway and would not restart. first thing as always we scanner checked and found no codes. we have tested spark, fuel pressure, and compression. we have good ...
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2007 Suzuki XL-7 3.6L power steering VIN: 2S3DB317X7
Costumers complain no power steering and the pump was squalling. I installed rebuilt P/S pump. Noise disappeared but still no power. Put another pump, new rack, angel sensor, High pressure line. Bypassed p/s cooler still the same. No idea where to go next. Th...
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1992 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L Stall VIN: JT3AC12R3N
Need help! Inlaws vehicle, never had any drivability problem ever!!! It has developed a rough idle then stall after vehicle is warmed up.Thought i found problem when disconnecting egr valve it stop stalling but when i went to double check myself by connecting ...
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1998 Acura CL 2.3L Starting VIN: 19UYA3152W
Thanks to all who replied. Customer had limited money. The ground signal wire from theft modile to starter cut relay was now made permanent so car will always start without key fob. Thanks to all.
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L pvc VIN: WAUED54B8Y
THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLIES I ENDED UP CLEANING ALL LINES AND PORTS INSTALLED A NICHROME WIRE HEATER AND WRAPPED IT IN A FOILED WIRE LOOM COVER FROM NAPA. THE NICHROME WIRE IS USED IN REFRIGERATION I CUT THE WIRE TO A LENGTH THAT WAS ABOUT 20 OHMS AT 12 V THIS ...
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1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2G1FP22PXR
this problem turn out being a pcm. That was my first guess anyways Trouble codes: 43 (esc problem).
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2004 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L high idle VIN: 1GNDT13X44
well thanks to all that replied. was unable to check iac counts and or control iac with modis. sent car off to the dealership apparently there scanner can do that.so hopfully they can recalibrate the iac with gm scanner. Trouble codes: P0507.
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.0L R/f speed sensor VIN: 1GCHK23K17
Gentleman, thanks to all for the input! Both robert from Mass & Robert from Montana were very helpful. The air gap on the newly installed speed sensor was not great enough, causing signal to drop out below 7 mph. We installed 4 shims and then the signal no l...
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2004 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C4GP54L24
THANKS Y'ALL FOR ALL YOUR HELP!! I REPLACED THE FRONT OXY SENSOR AND THAT TOOK CARE OF THE LEAN CODE AND RUNNING RICH! I WAS ABLE TO RESET MONITORS AND GET THE INSPECTION DONE! I WAS STILL LOOKING FOR THE OXY SIGNAL TO SWITCH BACK AND FORTH! HAHAHAHA This v... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean code).
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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L Surge VIN: 2C4GM68425
Just want to say thank you all. Almost everyone nailed it right on, the egr was fluttering causing the surge. Like I said I was probably missing something simple, but I was not even thinking about egr on this engine(did not even think this engine used an egr...
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1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L MIL Lamp on, over charges, gauges VIN: 1B4HS28Y0X
Well, after checking several great suggestions from 11 replies. Ended up finding that the engine to chassis ground was the cause. Ohm tested fine, but did a voltage drop and had a 3/10 difference in voltage. Thanks everyone! This one is fixed... Trouble codes: P1687.
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2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L trans VIN: 1B7HC13YXY
I would like to thank you all for your help. I recieved some great information regarding this vehicle. The problem was the transmission pump. I informed the customer that the transmiision needs to be replaced again. Thanks Chess.
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 2B8GP54L81
First of all, thank you guys. Fuse #23 supply power to bcm, immobilizer module, ft control module, fuel pump and starter motor relay. Here is what i did. I installed inline fuse to bcm and start van, fuse #23 blow. Without engine running #23 will not blow. I d...
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2001 Dodge Dakota 3.9L left headlamp VIN: 1B7GL22X21
vehicle has not been back in yet, however as suggested we will test amperage to both headlamps to verify current draw, if that is ok we suspect a short in system between module and headlamp. will advise of any further developments
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B6HB11XX2
I have replaced the crankshaft position sensor and the coil and the van is good to go.I thank all who have responded and as always those insights and advice is always appreciated.Thanks Trouble codes: P0340.
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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7KU286X3
Thanks to all for taking time out your busy day to respond to our help request. We did fix the problem when we found out through the testing that the fuel injectors were so plugged up that the pcm shut down the system because of the bad signal getting back to ... Trouble codes: P0633 (skim secret key not entered).
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1997 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2FALP74W1V
Thanks for all the replies. Sorry about not posting sooner; the car is hard to get back to(we have to also go out of town and get it all the time).I think when the car was initially here I should have paid closer attention to diagnosing it thoroughly. When t...
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2000 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Leaks VIN: 1FTSE3459Y
Yeah that was a lot of fun!!! Pulled the right front seat and the turbo. After that it was a breeze. Customer buys all his own parts (small dealer that brings LOTS of work) once it came out not a problem all fuel leaks are fixed and turbo is back where it belo...
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Starting VIN: 1FTNX21FX2
Sorry, thought I closed this. Several replies were right on the money. Customer had reused bolt w/o cleaning off oldd loctite. Gear was not tight. We missed it because we hardly ever do a HEUI pump on a T444E. We do lots on DT466/530/570 but those pumps come w...
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2002 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L oiling VIN: 5678567856
I ended up using diesel fuel as a cleanser. In my original post I failed to mention that this vehicle did have a loss of oil pressure according to the guage if left idling for an extended period of time. After cleaning everything I could with brushes, minera...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Hesitation, Misfire, smokes VIN: 1FTWW33P63
Repaired antifreeze leak by replacing egr cooler. Removed turbo and clean well, very dirty. Reinstalled,truck runs great no more smoke, no more hesitation.
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2003 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTYR44V93
THIS VEHICLE IS FIXED A NEW PCM WAS INSTALLED AND IGNITION FIRE WAS PRESENT AND TRUCK RAN LIKE A TOP A TEST THAT HELPED ME WAS UNPLUGGING CRANK SENSOR I HAD INJECTOR PULSE BUT NO SPARK SO I UNPLUGGED CRANK SENSOR AND MY INJECTOR PULSE WAS GONE SO I KNEW CRANK ... Trouble codes: P0316 (misfire at first 10000 revolution), P0300 (random misfire).
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L noise VIN: 1FTSX30P84
HEY GUYS SORRY BUT I FORGOT TO POST THE FIX...WELL AFTER LISTENING TO THE SUGGESTIONS WE DECIDE TO TEAR MOTOR APART AND LOOK AT LIFTERS( THANK GOD CUSTOMER WAS VERY PATIENT AND UNDERSTANDING)TURNED OUT THAT OUR PROBLEM WAS EXACTLY THAT!!! CUSTOMER DECIDED TO R...
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L Unknown VIN: 1FTSX20Y95
The vehicle has left and it is not fixed, I tried cleaning the brakes and looked to see if they were rubbing, no such luck. I ended up changing the diff. fluid and letting it go that was about a week ago and I have not heard anything yet but it was still doin...
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2006 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L shift indicator
I have checked the part numbers guys have sent me but all of them were close but not correct.In the end a harness for the shifter was ordered.The bulb is not available seperatly from ford the part # for the harness is 7L2Z-15A808-A.
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2006 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRF12226
It turned out to be the fuel tank vents inside the tank were not sealing,causing excess fuel(full tank)to fill up purge hose.Stupid design!!.I appreciate all the replys. Trouble codes: P0175, P2196 (O2 Excessively Rich B1).
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2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.4L Stall VIN: 1FDXW46R38
Well this one is down the road, thanks for the replies. The FVCV (fuel volume control valve, part of the high pressure fuel pump unit) was intermittently going to 385,000 ohms (which is located on the HPFP under the turbo assemblies), the proper value should b... Trouble codes: P0090.
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1996 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEJ6670W
Sorry for the delay on closing this one. The customer is slacking. I found the compression is only 75 on 1,2,&3 when engine is hot. I added oil and it jumps to 140. It had 150 when it was cold. The map sensor was seeing low vacum at idle and richening it up... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire 1), P0302 (misfire 2), P0303 ([...]), P0304 (misfire 4), P0300 (misfire), P1399 (misfire).
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2001 Honda Accord LX 3.0L all shift points VIN: 1HGCG16441
Thanks to all who replied. We sold the customer a factory rebuilt transaxle. Looks like this string of codes is the beginning of the end. It is not covered under the extended factory provisions. It is limited to 7yrs or 100k miles.
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2003 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: KMHHN65F03
Sorry guys, client never came back to the shop so I couldn't check on it again. Someone sugested that the trim piece next to the gas pedal might be the problem, I think it might be too. Other's sugested the Cruise Control cable, I didn't see nothing wrong wi... Trouble codes: P0121 (TPS circuit range/ Performance problem), P0154 (Heated oxygen sensor circuit - no activity detected b2s1), P0507 (Idle control system - Idle higher than expected), P1505 (idle charge actuator signal low coil 1), P1507 (idle charge actuator signal low coil 2).
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L line pressure VIN: 4S2DM58W9Y
Thanks to those who could help, i appreciate the time .We pulled the trans agian, changed all the hard parts in trans that we could, including the pump. The trans works fine now. Im not for sure what the fix was, but it was internal.We did not find anything th...
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1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ78S8P
ALL REPLIES SEEMED TO SAY THAT THE CAM AND CRANK SENSORS WERE THE PROBLEM TRIED A CRANK SENSOR FROM AFTERMARKET NO HELP SO WE GOT a factory CRANK AND CAM SENSOR NOW STARTS THANKS TO ALL FOR THE HELP
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ58S0V
Hi everyone out there. I am still a little confused, but bottom line is its fixed and the customer is happy to have his jeep back. I would like to thank everyone for their quick responses. Although the fix was different, everyones response helped me think an...
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2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY00010
thanks again for all the great replays...the problem was in fact the maf...i still dont know why i have no data to work with it puzzles me all other land rovers here have full obd2 data...but for now client will be happy with his vehicle...thanks again
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 123DONT665
the problem was with the solenoids for 4th gear engagement intermittent fault..we found that the trans was not serviced for a long time...fluid looked ok but there was alot of fine debris in the pan...when we tool out the solenoids for 4th gear we found them f... Trouble codes: P0768.
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1998 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22C2X
Thankyou for your response. Once we finally got a code, we discovered that the light(antitheft) would not operate properly(not stay on). We could not enter code. We verified that immobilizer was getting powers and grounds. The other shop decided to do more dia...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 4JGAB54EXX
thanks to all of the replies, i did not leave the key in the ign. i took a course that had alot of input on that. but, for some reason i came in this morning and the vehicle started and run fine at idle but, it dies when you try to give it throttle. so i am go...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz SMART 42 .8L No Start VIN: WMEAJ00FX5
bad fuse panel and harness ~ thanks for the help and input ! Greg ~
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA31DXY
thanks for all the help ran ground from bell housing to battery car fired right off. in process of fixing ground now thanks for all your help Trouble codes: 1320 (primary circut coils).
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2003 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L acceleration VIN: 1N4BL11D23
Test drove again next day, problem occurred. Cycled ignition and drove perfectly. Still no codes. We replaced the speed sensor on the vehicle and the car has been gone for 3 weeks, customer was in for oil change yesterday and said car has not acted up again. T...
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2007 Nissan Versa SL 1.8L starter VIN: 3N1BC13E17
HARRNESS BY FIRE WALL APPARENTLY CAR HAS BEEN PARKED FOR A WHILE MAY BE INSIDE A BARN RAT HA S DECIDED TO CHEW GORIUNG HARRNES TO CAN SYSTEM REPAIR HARNNESS AND REPLACE SHORTED IPDM CAR STARTS AND COMMUINCATES THANKS FOR ANY HELP PROVI...
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1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera S 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G3AG5548R
I want to thank everyone who responded! This was a :no start" problem. After reading the data base a second time, it gave me some new ideas that helpped me pinpoint the problem. I called two drivability teachers who gave me some real good tests but I did no...
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1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L fuel guage VIN: 5TR58IU876
I put a new sending unit in it and fixed the problem
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