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1999 Acura Integra GS-R 1.8L compressor VIN: JH4DC2392X
A/C cools fine at idle and while driving up to about 5 miles, then the compressor stops working until the vehicle is at idle again. Replaced pressure switch and relay. The problem is still there. Suspect bad expansion valve causing system freezing or compresso...
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Oil Temp Gauge VIN: WAUED24B9Y
We are diagnosing an inoperative oil temp gauge on this 2.7L twin-turbo Audi. As far as we can tell the gauge sender should be on the front of the engine beside or behind the a/c compressor but we can't find it. We plan to swap it for a known good sender and c...
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2008 Audi A5 2.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: WAUZZZ8T88
Hey Audi techs, any one know the re-generation procedure for the DPF on an Audi A5 with engine code CAMA. I've tried all methods I know but cant seem to get anywhere. I've attached the diagnostic log below and some other data that might be helpful Address 0... Trouble codes: P242F (Diesel Particulate Filter Bank 1 Restricted/Clogged), P2002 (Particulate Trap Bank 1 Efficiency Below Threshold)
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1995 BMW 318i 1.8L Igintion VIN: WBABK6329S
I apologize in advance for the long post but this one is killing us and we can not thank of anything else to check. This car was towed in for no start. We checked it over and could not find a good reason for it not to start. We disconnected the battery and tou...
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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABN534X1
Missing something here. Modis european software. Freeze frame codes sets at idle, stft 18.8 % ltft 7.8 % bank i and ii same. Oxygen sensor voltages forward the same. Smoke checked intake, valve cover, breather to crankcase vent valve. Can find no more false ai... Trouble codes: P0174 (System too lean), P0171 (System too lean)
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2005 BMW 325xi 2.5L Door Mirrors VIN: WBAEP33405
Hello iatn members sorry in advance for long post, i have the above mentioned headache,door mirrors are inop. Right side tilts down when reversing,checked all fuses all good, checked mirror adjust for propper ground all there pin 2 body/door ground,pin 1,3,4 a...
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1996 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.7L starter VIN: 1GNEK13R6T
Customer had vehicle towed in due to a no start no crank issue...when turning key to crank,has no power at starter...relay is good but all contact points on ignition switch is always hot(constant power)any help or suggestions would be appreciated.thank you
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1997 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L wheels VIN: 1GNEK13R1V
Vehicle is vibrating at highway speeds from aprox. 50 to 70mph. Shifting into neutral does not make a diffeence. Swerving left or right no change. Vehicle exhibits vibration worse with empty car trailer behind it. Feels just like tire balance but all wheel/tir...
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2001 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L HVAC control VIN: 1GCHG35R71
Vehicle presented for hissing noise when mode selector for HVAC system in off position. Removed control head,no broken lines,all connections tight. Removed vacum harness from selector and used jumper to verify all doors operate. Blocking the feed line and no n...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L unknoun VIN: 2GCEC13T84
clunking noise when breking to stop in the rear end , other than that , vehiculo brakes ok.., i, inspect the brakes lock god , nothing is loose in the suspention.. please help on this one..(the clunking is not hard)...
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2002 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HE66G72
Came in with misfire and milkshake in oil. Found broken rocker, wiped cam lobe on cyl#6,and damage to head.replaced head and sent both to machine shop.reassemble , replace plugs,waterpump, and tbelt. Also b2s1 new. After tip in all cylinders on bank 2 start mi...
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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7KF2363X
Help please. Searched archives, similar but no fix info. Truck cranks normal hot or cold, runs great when it starts. Found ecm actuating shutdown solenoid in inj. pump when key is turned on, after about 10 seconds this clears and power is applied to fuel pump ...
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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck SLT 5.9L driveline angles VIN: 3D7MX48C86
I want thank everyone for their help in advance. This truck has a launch shudder. The harder you push it the worse it is, but of course it doesn't last as long. From a stop to about 12-15 mph. Sorry, but I don't have anything to measure driveline angles with, ...
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1990 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L direct clutch VIN: 2FTHF36N3K
Ok since i rebuilded it the direct clutch doesnt want to apply. Ive tried with air pressure and you ear it fine and feel it in the drum (transmission is in place). The transmission doesnt have a third gear and the fourth is multiplied. Ive check the valve body...
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1997 Ford F-250 5.4L Front brakes VIN: 1FTFF27L9V
Gonna make this short and sweet. This state fleet truck came in with complaint of brakes dragging when taking off. Frt pads and calipers looked good. Rotors spin easily on rack. Rears had severe heat damage due to stuck PB cables. Replaced listed parts and dis...
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1998 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E5W
Here we are with this Explorer, was in other shop with the same codes, they replaced the coil and performed a full tune up, nothing changed. I did a leak down test to make sure the head gasket is ok since i see in the scanner misfire at cylinder #4 the most th... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random missfire), P0304 (Misfire 4)
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1999 Ford Contour SVT 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP68G2X
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this 1999 contour SVT in with a code P1518 stored for the IMRC stuck. The engine runs fine and the flapper doors seem to work fine. This has the remote controller on the front valve cover with a long c...
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2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L column VIN: 1FMZU63E7Y
hi guys ,steering column shift, selects when key is on and brakepadel is press, it goes in all gears,when engine is running columnshift locks in park .
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2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMYU92183
This came in from a small used car dealer with a history of problems. A little history it didn't have a cat when they bought it and it misfired. They installed a cat and replaced the egr and dpfe and sold the car. Now a month later it came back and sent to my ...
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2005 Ford E-350 Club Wagon XL 5.4L Door Lock VIN: 1FBSS31L95
All doors will lock with either lock switch. No door will unlock with either switch. If a key fob relearn is manually performed by cycling the key switch all of the doors unlock. The customer does not have a key fob however so I do not know if they will unlock...
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2006 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L auto head lamps VIN: 1FMCU04156
this 06 escape came in early march with intermittent problem not coming out of park. diagnoised as problem with smart junction box under front of console. took 6 weeks to get part as they were on back order. replaced smart junction box/alarm module. programmed...
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2007 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W07
Hello fellow ford techs, have this 07 police interceptor with lean on both bank codes. Fuel pressure ok, haven't found any vacuum leaks. Long term trims are 25 right and left. Replaced mass airflow, which usually takes care of this issue. No change in readings... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.4L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTWW31R78
replaced fuel rail sensor for erratic readings customer took truck rand great for 2 hours now same issue same code and runs like a piece of junk has no power were to go limited on what can be read with otc genisys scanner did notice when had truck apart the ha... Trouble codes: P0088 (Fuel Rail/System Pressure - Too High)
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1993 GMC C1500 Sierra SLE 4.3L stalls with a/c on VIN: 1GTDC14Z0P
temp. has warmed up now veh. is stalling again. didn't stall during winter. No codes
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2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.6L MIL Lamp on, Will not accelerate VIN: 1GTHK292X4
Engine will start and Idle. No power and will not accerate off Idle. Code scan shows only P207, Cyl. #7 circuit problem. Using Modis trouble shooter, we find test proceedure for this code suggests testing for grounds and/or opens from the FICM (Fuel Injector C... Trouble codes: P0207 (Cyl. 7 inj. Circuirt problem)
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1999 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1999HONDAC
The vehicle drives along great and then stalls out for no apparent reason. Pull over to the shoulder and it starts up again. Its intermittant and happens once or twice a day to the customer. We experienced it once and performed quick tests to start a diagnoses...
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2002 Honda Civic Si 2.0L a/c warm VIN: SHHEP33592
I read about thermo switch, and some control issues. I'm not sure if system is freezing up, or loosing power ?? Cust. says after driving for 30 miles (he drives 50 mile one way to work) a/c is not cold.
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2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2HGES16572
Stalls when car interior is hot, heat on full blast will do. No MIL. Restarts immediately. Will misfire several times b4 stall with clicking behind glove box. I've ordered a fuel pump relay as these have a history of temperature related failure. It has an afte...
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2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KMHDN45DX3
Vehicle came in stalls when hot check engine lamp will flash about two tmes then stall out.This happens hot only .The car runs great before this happens.codes appear at the same time as light goes on then off.light will not stay on.You can restart it.codes p03... Trouble codes: P0335, P1372
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 2.2L Mechanical VIN: 4S2CK58DX1
Hi this vehicle came in with a noise in the engine ,very similar to a old bearing,we allready took of the belt and started and it didnt quit,then we check timming belt and pulleys,tensioners ands they were new i put the stetoscope on the escape manifold and i ...
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo S V6 3.2L Misfire VIN: 4S2CK58W21
morning ladies and gents. i just left my independent shop and came back to the ford dealer so i don't have access to alldata anymore. simple question though. i have this rodeo with a p0302. standing in front of the vehicle looking at the front of the engine, h...
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Clutch VIN: SAJEB52D03
I have a Jaguar X type with a dual mass flywheel I have read there might be and after market conversion kit to replace the DMF with a solid flywheel but I am having no luck locating one. Or a good price for a new one any idel on where I might get one would be ...
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GX48543
Ok guys, got a bit of a problem here. Customer tried to diag their own problem and repair.. lucky for me i got the job and thought i had it easy- found a blown 15amp fuse for the 02 sensors.. replaced the fuse system functioned normal for an hour or two and th... Trouble codes: P0136 (Oxygen sensor bank 1 sensor 2 heater relay)
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2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 2.8L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GL58536
hi all this jeep is being some what of a nightmare we get a code for fuel pressure too high right after start up then the car goes into limp and has very limited power !!we cleared the codes while engine running and it runs great great power and no codes until... Trouble codes: P0088, P1202
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2004 Kia Optima LX 2.4L Lack of power VIN: KNAGD12644
This Kia came in on a tow truck and would barely run, vehicle would not go over 15 mph and it seemed like a restricted cat, so we replaced both cats. After replacing the cats the vehicle ran great as long as you drove it like an old lady. If you give it more t...
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L door locks VIN: SALME11403
This car works without trouble after a engine job, but the door locks , tail door lock, and wiper cannot be operated with the buttons and controls in the car , but if you hook up a scanner and test the body module you can make everything work, so the body modu...
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2006 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Hesitation VIN: 1LNHM84W74
This vehicle hesitates, NO MIL light on but code P1233 saying Fuel pump drive module off-line. I have never come across this before and couldnot find any thing in the arcives, please HELP! Thanking you in advance. Trouble codes: P1233 (Fuel pump drive module off-line.)
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2004 Mazda Miata 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB35344
Car came in with a code P0300. Customer stated MIL comes on and flashes at times but ran fine. I have test driven multiple times and usually have the same thing happen within a few miles. I have never felt the engine misfire, yet the light will suddenly start ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire)
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L command unit VIN: WDB2110652
customer has this e320 and the command screen has a message,SOFTWARE UPGRADE REQUIRED,he takes it to the local stealership,they say new unit required AU$6000.00 please.does this seem legitimate,is there any other way to do an updgrade to these command units,
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2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Surge VIN: 1MEHM55S62
we cant find the pcv valve. have proven it is stuck but the only thing we find are the hose to the canister oil separator. we find no pcv valve anywhere. can anyone help me find this or have a picture of it. I cant find it here or in identifix or on shop key. ... Trouble codes: P1506
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1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 3.0L center shaft VIN: JA3XE74C9N
I've got this 3000GT AWD that I resealed the transfer box, but I've got a slight leak at the shaft from the trans to the box, I think called the center shaft. The seal is recessed about 4 inches into the trans housing, quite difficult to access. My question, d...
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2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Stall, Misfire VIN: 4A3AA6G5YE
This vehicle came in a no start, spraying a little starting fluid I was able to start it once, it died out immediately. After that, I was able to start it every time after that only to die out unless playing with the throttle quite a bit. Anything under 3k RPM...
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2003 Mitsubishi Outlander LS 2.4L cooling fans VIN: JA4LZ41G03
Hello thanks in advance for your help. Heres the issue, when the cooling fans come on the wipers, washer, headlamps, and fog lamps come on for an instant. Has no other running issues. We have verified all powers and grounds by the distrubution sch. on Mitchell...
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1998 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L speedometer VIN: JN8AR05Y1W
This Pathfinder came in for a second opinion. First shop told them it needs a cluster. The problem is that the speedometer and odometer are dead until you reach 23 mph and a mil light with a PO500. I scoped the AC vss circuit in to cluster and digital output t...
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2000 Nissan Quest GXE 3.3L Surge VIN: 4N2XN11T2Y
hey to all, help me out nissian techs, i bought this van from my customer, it had a check light on, it was knock sensor, cam sensor, cam sensor in distubtor, replaced, seems to stubble when acc from stop, and at idle, drove home and light came back on, this ti...
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2004 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11D94
We are the third shop and last chance for this Nissan. No codes stored or pending. Customer states originaly vehicle would not start for twenty minutes after a hot soak. The vehicle has been a no start since being towed to our shop. Theft system seems to be fu...
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2004 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L rack and pinion VIN: JN8AZ08T24
thank you in advance to all you nissan super techs that know this problem. As noted all obvious steering components have been replaced. Only when i steer @ 75% to the right does the steering shutter real bad. You can feel and hear the steering moan. The steeri...
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2004 Nissan Altima S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D04
Hello to all. I have a P1111 that will set key on engine off and key on engine running. Code will reset right after clearing. Solenoid shows 7.9 ohms. When checking the control wire at the ECU (green,pin#11)I have 13.98v at idle. Raising the idle above 2000 RP... Trouble codes: P1111 (Intake Valve Timing Control Solenoid Low Voltage)
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2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off-Road 4.0L instrument cluster VIN: 5N1AR18W46
This is a intermittant problem which has happened 3 times in last 2 weeks on cold start up. The cluster goes blank, guages all at zero, digital display has no life or backlight. The brake light and battery light light up, only thing on cluster, idles rough for...
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2002 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WP0CA29832
This one was towed in. The customer states ran fine, and was parked in the garage. They came out later and the vehicle started and ran rough for a few sec and stalled. Would't restart. I got vehicle held petal to floor and engine started - but only ran on thr... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0343 (Bank one cam position sensor signal high pending)
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2003 Porsche Cayenne Turbo 4.5L oil leak VIN: WP1AC29P04
This cayenne turbo came in for oil change. I took bottom covers off and noticed that there is oil on the left bottom side of frame next to inter cooler. I took some covers off and no obvious leak, but it looked like the oil is coming out from air tube from int...
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2006 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Door Window VIN: YS3FD49Y96
I replaced a driver side window regulator with aftermarket one from Worldpack. Car came back with metal clips that are supposed to hold the glass to the regulator disconnected. One was completely off the regulator and on the bottom of the door. After re-attach...
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1997 Saturn SL2 1.9L Balancer VIN: 1G8ZK5270V
Welcome to our bizarre world...This saturn was towed in with a no start cranks ok. I floored it and it sputtered to life. It ran very rough and we found two wires w/ no spark. I ordered a coil and sent one of the guys to put it on. We couldn't remember which o...
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1997 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L Diff VIN: JF1GC8KP5V
Vehicle was bought in because of a notable clunking noise while cornering. This noise was not there before The transmission was replaced. It is not a CV noise it sounds to becoming from the front diff as if one of the side gears were binding up. It is an open ...
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1999 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L security system VIN: JT2BF28K8X
Customer lost only key for this car. We have learned that this factory installed anti theft system requires a special key and dealer says that the computer is locked and wont allow them to program the new key to the security system. They estimate $2500 to repl...
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2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JTDBR32E43
Toyota techs your help is needed. this corolla idles like it has bad motor mounts (vibrates) in park and in gear. mounts were replaced and de-carb was done with no improvement. nothing is jumping out at me, cooling engine now and going to check compression and...
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2006 Toyota Highlander Sport 3.3L Cooling Systems VIN: JTEEP21A21
Hi Everyone Performing a timing belt and waterpump replacement on this one and I'm stuck. The repair info I have Alldata and Autodata timing belt guide says to remove right side engine mount bracket,remove cam gears and metal timing cover then waterpump, but ...
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2006 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.3L tpms VIN: JTEEP21AX6
after replacing rear brake rotor and all 4 tires; car has tpms light on. there are no sensors in wheels and uses the speed sensor system/abs system to monitor problems. all checks w/ tire pressure and radial runout checks fine. after reseting the light; custom...
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2007 Toyota Prius 1.5L Shifts into neutral only VIN: JTDKB20U57
Customer is complaining that at times when transmission is shifted into Forward or Reverse it goes into neutral only. If they turn the vehicle off and back on it will shift normally. Sometimes that have to do this a second time, but usually not. Checked for c...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWNA23BXY
Ever get that car that just won't go away? You know the one that came in looking like you'd FINALLY make a couple dollars on and it ends up COSTING you about $3,700.99??? This is it: 2000 VW Passat. We put a timing belt and water pump (had to remove the ENTIRE... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0304 (Cyl 4 Misfire)
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1990 BMW 535i 3.5L No Start VIN: WBAHD23134
Thanks for everyone's fast responses. I went with my gut feeling and the overall majority that it had a bad mcu. I tracked down a used one, put it in, and the car started right up and ran great. I did discuss with my the customer the possible problems with the...
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2002 BMW 525i 2.5L Control Head VIN: WBADS43482
Thank you for the help. The car has now been gone for just over a week and I have heard nothing from the customer, so it seems to be fixed. Eric and Erik both were right. I went to the auxiliary coolant pump, located on the lower driver side of the fan shroud,...
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1GNDT13W3T
Thank every one for the help. i have made signifacant improvement in this driveablity issues with this Blazer. several Differnt issues replaced fuel preasure reg solved leak down and stoppped aw fuel leak in intake. Repaired exhaust leak not too far from o2 s... Trouble codes: P0102 (p0147-), P0147 (p0155-), P0155 (p0300-), P0300 (p0440-), P0440 (testing and results).
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1998 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GNCT18WOW
i found all of the replies had useful information on pulling the engine without pulling the trans, however i went for the sure thing, i knew the intake was leaking coolant at the rear corners so i removed intake and replaced gaskets,somehow coolant was enterin...
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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1AL15F17
Well i believe this one is fixed. Customer delayed bringing vehicle in to me after the light came on this last time. Checking it again thinking that an o2 sensor replacement would be next, get the car in to find out that this code has not came back, that they ... Trouble codes: P1174 (fuel trim cylinder balance).
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L Mechanical VIN: ZC8GP44G21
when I posted this request we had redone a 4 wheel brake bleading. I have talked to the customer each week for the last 3 weeks. Just waiting for the brakes to get air in them again. Both her and her husband told the brake are working just fine. Sorry the ...
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2003 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.8L wipers, directionals, heater blower VIN: 2C4GP44L03
Hi Folks, Sorry for the delay. Most of the replies were right on. The wiring harness under the battery had become corroded to the point where the insulation was eaten away on a couple of wires. I cleaned up the whole area and taped up each affected wire. So...
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1989 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Cuts out VIN: 1B7GG26X0K
So a few weeks later and the truck is running just fine according to the customer, pretty wild, but I guess that ignition coil did the trick. I would have been much more confident in this diagnosis had I owned a better scope, but for now I'll just have to str... Trouble codes: 12 (direct battery input to smec was disconnected), 22 (coolant temp sensor input below/above minimum acceptable voltage), 32 (egr system failure / egr solenoid circuit), 33 (open or shorted condition detected in a/c clutch relay circuit), 55 (end of code list).
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L Cuts out VIN: CD67GH2783
thanks for all the help this one did not make sense to me but some of you were wright the spark plug wires but it doesn't make sense we looked at misfire counts nothing but thanks this one is fixed
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2003 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3E556C63
With timing covers removed marks were perfect. Convinced client since we were there and belt was 7 years old should be replaced.Replaced belt and could not get marks as perfect as they were with old belt. Camshaft mark was 1/2 tooth after reference. Used scan ... Trouble codes: P0344.
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1992 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTCR10A2N
Okay, little Ford Ranger has happily gone down the road, running just fine, thank you. Short version of the story, it got new module, crank position sensor and two new coils and it runs like new, thanks to everyone who helped. Now, if you want to hear the l...
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1998 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU35P9W
Replaced DPFE sensor with a motorcraft unit and SES lamp has not returned. Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P1309.
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2006 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SL 5.3L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GKFK16Z22
Sorry Guys When I saw the 45psi fuel pressure I got tunnel vision.My gage is bad.New one on the way.The problem was a pluged Cat. on right bank. Jim
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1997 Honda Accord SE 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCD5603V
Thanks to James in MI(the first response). James said recheck the customers work. When the car came in the upper timing cover was off so I had already checked the the timing marks but the problem was deeper. The customer broke the ckp sensor while installin...
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2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L radio VIN: JHLRD78445
Thanks for the replies.I had already contacted the dealer with the upper and lower codes before I posted but never heard back from them.So I called again and they gave me the radio code over the phone.Thanks again Jason
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2002 Hyundai XG350 L 3.5L Cylinder head gasket VIN: KMHFU45E32
Thank you to all who offered their advice regarding this repair problem. THIS CAR IS FIXED! The answer was indeed in the type of head gasket used. We went from the stock type multi-layerd steel .010" gasket to the aftermarket conventional type .050" gasket & e...
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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KLM8SC13E4
I want to say how grateful I am to those who took the time to respond to my request for help. The customer had to pick up the vehicle and it was over 2 1/2 weeks before he could leave it again. I replaced the canister and the closed canister valve and so far s... Trouble codes: P0446 (evap vent control circuit).
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1991 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L abs VIN: SAJJHALD3A
Thank you to everyone who took the time to reply, espically Brian who was kind enough to help us out with some wiring diagrams. We found a faulty ABS pump was the cause of the fault along with a blocked passage way to the accumulator. We found a blown fuse cau...
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2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJEAAG1T0
Carried car to dealer for reprogram did not fix the car.They said it was trans. Found trans.shop that specialize in jag .it is there they said trans they are rebuilding so i will update when they get finished with it .thanks to everyone for there help.
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48SX2
Well guys this one is fixed. Bill, Chip,Jeff, Stephen , and Timothy was right use factory (Mopar parts). Aftermarket crank sensor was the problem. Install FACTORY CRANK SENSOR fixed. I checked all the replies suggestions. Randy, said to check 5 volt ref at ... Trouble codes: P0122 (TPS Voltage Low), P1495 (Leak Dection circuit open/short), P0340 (Nocam signal), P0320 (No crank reference signal at PCM).
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L No Start VIN: 1J4GW48NX2
Thanx everyone for the help. Took it apart for the third time and found the problem. The tone ring on the right cam was incorrect. Put the old one back on and the vehicle started immediately. Vehicle had good cam & crank waveforms on the scope, but since i had...
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2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L abs tcs & hdc VIN: SALTY16473
Sorry for not closing this earlier. I ended up doing so much other work on this vehicle, head gaskets & valve job, front cover gasket & oil pan gasket that the customer chose not to pursue the ABS problem at this time. From all the great information I got from...
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALMB1123A
this vehicle needed a Vanos solenoid next time this will be a simple repair, by swapping units for the diagnostic purpose a special 32mm socket would make this job very easy. Stewart's Automotive
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1993 Lexus SC400 4.0L Tensioner VIN: J18UZ30C1P
sorry for wasting everyones time every response was right the belt was the wrong legnth it did have the correct number of teeth but the goodyear belt was longer we ordered a gates belt from napa and everything is as it should be except I feel stupid no I did n...
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2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G4Y
This vehicle is officially fixed! the problem ended up being another loose ground on the back of the intake manifold. What made it difficult was that this ground was load tested with the engine off using a halogen headlamp.The lamp never deviated but the groun... Trouble codes: P1135 (Air Fuel Ratio Sensor Heater Circuit Bank 1 Sensor 1), P1155 (Air Fuel Ratio Sensor Heater Circuit Bank 2 Sensor 1).
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2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L Headlamp leveling VIN: 2T2HA31U74
head lamp ecu fixed it the head lamp motors have 5 wires going to each one one is for ground and the other 4 secuentially (spelling) fire the motor foward and back however the computer wants it to go. It does a test right at start up not when you turn the hea...
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2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A03
well couple things on this now will pass inspection and lamp is off , one had to fix several off the conectors to the injectors and coils , then took the aftermarket coils off and put motorcraft, and warrenty out the plugs , then move the rear o2 sensors back ... Trouble codes: P0172, P0316, P0305, P0430, P0420.
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WDBHA29G3X
Following the suggestions of the 3 respondents, I rechecked fuel pressure and volume which were fine. I also ran a Motor-vac to clean the injectors. Unfortunately, immediately following this service, the customer took the car to Phoenix for 3 weeks and just re...
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Cooling system VIN: WMWRC33483
I am going to close this post with what can only be described as a possible fix. We put dye in the cooling system, and since that time the coolant has not gone down at all. The only thing we did with the dye was to put a new coolant cap on the car. The cap ...
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1998 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L belt tensioner VIN: 1G2JB1248W
Put jack under front engine cradle, removed two motor mount bolts near valve cover, lowered the engine. The tensioner bolt would then barely come out, but got it. Reassembled with new tensioner. removed alt and set aside, removed water pump from the top, was p...
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2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L starter motor VIN: YS3ED48E91
I have not fixed this car but it seems to be fixed anyway. Everybody told me that it was probably a short in the starter or the control circuit. I checked all the wiring and it is all ok... It was suggested that the TWICE might be causing the problem but...
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1996 Saturn SC2 1.9L cooling fan/fan clutch VIN: 1G8ZF1592R
This vehicle is owned by a jiffy lube employee who would rather buy a new car than pay to have it repaired. After having delt with the Saturns before, I can only surmise that the ECTS or ECTS wire harness is to blame for the cooling fan not operating when it s...
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2003 Saturn L300 3.0L won't accellerate VIN: 1G8JW54R33
Thanks for quality responses Brian,Tim and John, After towing this car back from the dealer, who's summary was the new BCM was corrupted and would have to be replaced due to a programming issue,I decided to investigate the possibility of deprogramming the BC... Trouble codes: U2106.
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1994 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Cuts out
Hey guys ,sorry about the long delay but the customer took forever the get the truck back here.First of all i would like to Thank everyone of you who took the time to lend a hand ,so many responses ,so you guys know who you are,thank you.Well as far as the pro...
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1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Cuts out VIN: 2T1BA02EXT
The fix was the aftermarket ignition coil that i replaced because of white spot on shaft side of coil. shoulda went oe!!! By now you would have thought that i had learned my lesson with aftermarket ignition parts for asian imports!
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2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Mechanical VIN: JT3HN87RO4
Thanks to all that replied. Sounds like the trans stays in.I knew that all the experience out there could help. Thanks again.
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1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS9OD7X
Useful tips. Customer declined repairs. Still think ECM. Many shops are sending these to the dealer for the anyalysis. Trouble codes: 91B7 (throttle unit fault), 1600 (boost pressure sensor), 904D (pedel sensor fault), 903F (throttle signal low), 904C (MIL requested by throttle unit), 903C (Throttle unit internal fault).
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1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Mechanical VIN: YV1TS90DXX
You all really have good answers and I can tell that the issues would be resolved with the help I received here. Unfortunatly this car from my quote to the customer is not worth fixing. Needs new ABS module curcuit board, that trans sth valve / solenoid, Cem...
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L timing belt VIN: YV1TS97D8X
Well this one is fixed. It was something simple that I was overlooking. As mentioned, the cover was off, well I also left the large crank pully off, so the crank gear was not fully seated. I got 10 replies and a few of them got me pointed in the right dire...
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