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1975 BMW 3.0Si 3.0L low pedal
hi guys,sorry about the vin,it has b.a.r replacement V.I.N.#4300366.also this car is a 3.0 CS.iatn does not list this model. This fine automobile came in on a hook,calipers in the trunk.fronts had been rebuilt by someone,i located kits and rebuilt rears.system...
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1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L No power to the propeller shaft VIN: WBA6H8331X
The customer towed the car in - it would not go in forward or reverse. We brought the car in and turned the wheels on the hoist, the result being that the car took off and ran in all gears as if nothing was wrong--seemed to work fine and sound quiet. After a f...
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1994 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CW52LXR
Hi guys. I have this little Buick here that came in with codes 321 and 361. I diagenosed as a bad ecm. I check IATN archives and found the same fix by other members so no brainer right. Got ecm (Standard brand), and put it in. At startup it stumbled, surged, s... Trouble codes: P0341
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1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52L8S
This Buick initially came to me as an intermittent no start with the customer refusing to go back to the last shop who replaced the computer for an undisclosed reason. They've been a great customer to me. The symptom I noticed every time when the car would no... Trouble codes: P0118 (Engine Coolant Temp Too High)
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1996 Buick Skylark Custom 2.4L Timing Shain VIN: IG4NJ52T6T
Vehicle brought in for timing chain components diaged at other shop for rattling noise. My writer asked if they would like me to give anothe opinion and they said just do the job they had asked for. And i did, and the noise is still there to some extent. Custo...
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2004 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Left Rear Window VIN: 1G6KD54Y24
hello everyone. i'm not real versed in cadillacs and dont work on many of them. having a problem with the left rear window on this 04 Deville. this is a used car that my manager wants me to fix for the used car lot. problem is that the left rear window was ino...
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2005 Cadillac STS 3.6L Charging VIN: 1G6DW67735
Helo it's me again havent bean hear for awile iv got a 05 cadillac sts 3.6L car always ran sarted fine oneday wouldnot start so we put a new battery in fired rightup mounth latter wont start battery drained jumpstart fine tested alternator fine another new bat...
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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 Express 1500 4.3L No Start, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCFG15W5V
It also had a code p0420 cat eff. It had this pile of codes in it so i cleared and po340 keeps returning i think i should get that problem first.Owner said doesn't start sometime.I put a new delphi pump in at his request back in January.of course it has starte... Trouble codes: P0101, P0102, P0143, P0171, P0300, P0340
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2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Sir VIN: 1GCDM19W0Y
Installed new air bag module "need Tech2 scan tool to clear b1001 code" per MOD the SDM part number needs to be programed into the BCM.Is there any other scam tools that can program this SDM part number into the BCM? I have a master tech from vetronix but I ca...
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2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ND52J21
This car had a grand total of 4 cat on it, the first one was a after market and the other were walkers cats. after about 1000 miles or 3months it would eat up a cat and the o2's would be the same and it would have a code po420 The cat will not light up.No wate... Trouble codes: P0420
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2001 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1NE52J11
Car came in for emission failure and check engine light on.Had codes p0341 and p0442.Also no start at times have to push gas pedal to get started.Replaced camshaft position sensor for cam code and gas cap for evap code.Car passed.No check engine light and no h...
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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13Z52
vehicle came in, ce light on. initial scan found p0141 and p0161. o2 preformance low on both bank one and two down draft o2 sensors. after replacing sensors cleared codes and did test drive on cold start, first time p0141 came back. sencond drive later on both... Trouble codes: P141, P161
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2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Drl VIN: 1G1ND52J72
Check codes and found none in pcm however it does have code in bcm (b2600). Drl malfunction. Checked relay and replaced. Check all fuses and are good. Code will clear with scan tool but returns as soon as vehicle is put in gear. Headlights do not come on autom...
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK24U56
We've been fighten the pickup for about a year. Any repairs we've done last for about a month and it goes into reduced power mode and sets code P2135. We've done the throttle body pigtail as per TSB. We've replaced pcm, gas pedal, tac module, and ran new wires... Trouble codes: P2135
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1996 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1C3EJ56H5T
Thanks in advance for your assistance, This vehicle generally runs like a top most times but often when it is warm, it hesitates, stumbles and stall when accelerating from a stop. I can taker it out and drive it and it runs great with plenty of power but most ...
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2007 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2A46P54L67
Truck is in for the fourth time in four months. Originally we had a lean code and had bad pre cat sensor. After replacing that car was gone for a month. It came back and we replaced the down stream sensor. A month later we replaced the cat. Now it has been ano... Trouble codes: P0420
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1997 Dodge Caravan LE 3.3L Cuts out VIN: 1B4GP54R1V
This van will cut out/ buck at cruise 40 -50 mph is the worst. Fuel pressure and volume in spec, vac normal. acts like you shut the key off and turned back on but happens in a fraction of a second. it will do his on accel from a stop sign also at times. It fee...
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2001 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L Abs VIN: 1B4HS28Z81
Hey guys, got this 01 Durango. Upon moderate braking, this thing applies the rear brakes too much. Everything has been addressed in the system. Master cylinder, proportioning valve, calipers and rotors, thorough replacement of all components for rear drum brak...
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L No Start VIN: 2B4GP44G81
I have a 01 grand caravan that is stuck in E85 mode I have replaced both o2 sensors and did tune up due to flooded and had the bosh plus4 that were clogged with carbon. the problem is it will not get out of E85 mode i dissconected the bat. for hours jumpered t...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HA18N92
The vehicle had a misfire most of the time idling in the number 3 cyllinder and sometimes in number 1 while observing misfire counter. After alot of testing I found the number 1 and 3 injectors not getting a signal, noid light did not light up and no pulse wid... Trouble codes: P0303, P0301
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1988 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Failed Smog VIN: 1FABP45E7J
This car failed smog due to high Nox. Two years previous it passed with Nox numbers 295ppm@15mph and 320 ppm @ 25 mph. Not finding any fault with the engine or EGR we replaced all four converters. Nox Numbers are now 871 ppm @15 mph and 1235 ppm @25mph. Owner ...
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1993 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L convertor VIN: 1FDKF38M5P
truck came in with convertor lining ground up in the pan.burnt 3rd and low clutch.overhauled and new convertor.trans goes in to lockup and doesnt unlock with throttle movement.will pull rpms down till about 30 mph,then it unlocks and downshifts to 2nd.brake li...
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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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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMRU17L8W
This vehicle is driving me crazy. It idles very poorly but going down the road it runs fine. Compression in all cylinders is good. There are no codes and mode 6 shows no misfires. BARO reading is 26.03 inHg. MAF at idle is 7.40 g/s. Intake vacuum reading at id...
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1999 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FMRU1865X
This vehicle came in with an intermittent misfire" which could NOT be duplicated. Mode 6 indicated #1 & #4 random misfires. Since the customer had recently purchased the vehicle, spark plugs & wires were recommended and replaced. The customer came back a few ...
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2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L compressor clutch VIN: 2FMZA5148Y
No AC Compressor operation. PCM not grounding AC clutch relay. Have checked operation to cluster, seems good no message from cluster to PCM is our suspision. Does anyone know how to definitivly test the cluster without a Ford scan tool? Modis picked up a coupl...
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2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Clock VIN: 2FAFP74W41
The dealer says the problem is in the radio itself, but they have never seen this before and almost admit they are guessing. There are 2 multi-pin connectors on the back, only one is plugged in. cannot say for sure if the other ever had a connector in it or no...
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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L MIL Lamp on, low power VIN: 1FDWF36PX5
Hello this truck lost power and the check engine lamp came on while towing a large load down a steep hill. It runs good on all of our test drives, boost looks normal. We cannot find any info for this code in any of our systems, it seems to skip this code. The ... Trouble codes: P0234, P0528
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSX21525
Please HELP!! I got the short straw on this one. This truck has been here every month for the last 3. The driver states it starts to misfire, then a cloud of back smoke,and a lack of power won't get over 30 mph. All of our guys have now messed with it. I perso... Trouble codes: P0191, P0452
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2004 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2L shift interlock VIN: 1GKDS13S44
Upon installing the console I mashed the shifter harness (between steel console and cab) thus grounding everything and breaking pink, dark green/white and distorting light green/black, yellow and black. Repaired harness via soldering with heat shrink and tape....
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2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD78873
customer thinks it's a trans problem but I don't think so. after getting hot an d cruising at 60-65 mph cuts out like key turned off and the shift indicator will go out and so will the check engine light that is on due to po1163(o2).once problem occurs can not...
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1997 Isuzu N NPR 3.9L upshift VIN: JALB4B1K4V
If i could get code 17 definition and testing chart.Also tps adjustment procedure that would be great. I have no other info on this vehicle.
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2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58Y64
vehicle was purchased by our shop with blown engine broken cam ,locked up,we installed another used engine,cranks but no start,has ignition other tech sprayed starting fluid backfires like it is in retarded mode slightly,we have communication with solus pro sc... Trouble codes: P0113 (Iat sensor circuit), P1125 (Etc limit performance), P1290 (Etc forced idle mode), P1295 (Etc power management), P1242 (Undocumented high fuel pressure sensor)
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2005 Isuzu N NPR 5.2L engine VIN: JALC4B1655
Motor has engine oil in cooling system, black oil on top of coolant. Previous repairs have been performed at different shop, we are thinking that the head gasket is leaking the oil into the cooling system. Oil cooler and turbo have been repalced. Has anyone de...
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1998 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Engine VIN: S8JKX6241W
The customers concern was a Whirling noise coming from the front of the engine cold. when it warms up the noise quiets down but is still there. Our first thought was of course to check the oil and it was good. i noticed a vibration on the dip stick that tickle...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L 3-4 Shift VIN: D7YGL04723
This car will shift fine at times.every once in a while will see slip forth gear.gearbox fault will go to limp mode.
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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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2005 Kia Rio 1.6L Camshaft Gears VIN: KNADC12565
Have the cylinder head out for repair and made a rookie mistaske. Noticed after I had the cam gears off that they both can be lined up on the pin in the end of the cam at 180 degrees. Just wondering if I should line up the "I" for intake cam at pin and "E" for...
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Air vent temperature VIN: JN8AR05Y5X
Hello Iatn Members, I hope someone can help me with this problem. I have a atc dual A/C system that when I selected for hot air, the passenger side doesn't get as hot as driver side. Scanner display all infor. are normal. Is there a right side temp. actuator?...
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2000 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, No communication VIN: 1YVGF22D1Y
We have tried to communicate with the PCM, but it will not do unless we Use OBDII Global. We have checked the wiring, pins etc, and no luck, also, it idles horrible, once in drive it runs fine, the most pressing issue here is being able to get info from it bes...
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2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L eps steering VIN: JM1FE17N34
I hope you guys can help, this mazda RX8 came in with no steering assist and the steering control light on. pulled codes found B1342. can reset module using the 20 brake application in 8 second perameter re-set. it will the work for a few key cycles then go ba...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Drive cycle VIN: WDBGA51E6T
Thank you in advance. I have this MBZ that failed state emission test due to drive cycle not completed. The primary 3 are completed. The previous repairs was for a no start condition. Scanning through factory data link; No faults. Scanning through OBD 2 data l...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L low power VIN: WDBHA24G8X
Hi mercedes guys, we have this MB 230 compressor with the code for air flap malfuction.I checked the operation and it works ok.After reading some of the fixed cases I pulled the Maf sensor out and found a lot of oil in the intake.As others suggested I cleaned ... Trouble codes: P0243 (Air flap actuator malfunction)
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2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK550 5.5L rotors VIN: WDBTK72F87
hi there!my first Q... customer complains -wo-wo loud noise beetwin 25-40 km/h then its gone. tires pirelli 225 45 r17 94H . kleen rust under rotors -noise still the same.pads are 3 weeks old
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2006 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L ATC Controller VIN: 2MEHM75W76
This vehicle is in for it's third automatic temperature controller. Has anyone encountered frequent failure of the controller on Ford/Lincoln/Mercury vehicles?
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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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1984 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1HZ16S4E
OK guys, I have a tough one. I have this 84' nissan 300ZX that was brought to me for a no start when vehicle is warmed up or ran for a little while. First time in the morning starts right up, but won't idle on its own. I have fuel and spark all of the time. In...
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1991 Nissan D21 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1N6ND11S3J
I need a source for a new or reman MAF sensor for this truck. I've tried WorldPac, IMC, A1-Cardone (def not my preference), and all 4 of my local area warehouses and theres not even a part number listed for the MAF. The dealer wants to sell me the entire throt...
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1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L compressor VIN: JN1CA21D8T
I have this maxima here that has no ground signal to the a/c compressor relay. If you jumper the relay the compressor kicks on and everything works normally and blows cold. But the computer will not ground the relay. This is an auto climate control system, and...
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2001 Saturn LW300 3.0L Timing Belt / Valves VIN: 1G8JW84R92
Hi, This car stopped running on the highway. The owner said it made a bad noise from the motor & when trying to start it the noise was worse. When I arrived it cranked over easily like it has no compression. What I would like to ask is this: My research indica...
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2002 Saturn L200 2.2L The Car VIN: IG8JU54F62
The car shakes at 65-70 mph. Not there at 55 mph then goes away at 70 mph. Tried balancing tires, rotated tires, tried two different tire ( used ). Both front cv shafts, lower control arm, and preload spring as per tsb no change. Going crazy and would apprecia...
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2003 Saturn Vue 2.2L Converter Lock-Up VIN: 5GZC43D53S
Transmission was not engaging and loud noise from transmission like a bad p/s pump. Transmission was rebuild and cvt fluid and additive were used, transmission burnt clutches after road test, was removed and filter was replaced and new clutches were put in new...
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1998 Subaru Legacy Brighton 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BK4251W
I followed mitchell's flow chart 3 times, confirming what i already knew. terminal 10 at PCM is less than 10 volts. Resisntance between vent solenoid and ground is infinate, between vent and Pcm is less than 10 Ohms, about 1 ohm. Seloniod resistance of vent is... Trouble codes: P1400
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1995 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Excessive Emissions
Checking out o2 sensor it reads .450 volts at 2500 rpm. Scanner indicates the vehicle is in closed loop but the voltage stays flat (scope pattern) at a constant rpm. When I blip the throttle the the pattern jumps straight up out of the 1 volt range of the scop...
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2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L abs VIN: 4T3ZF19CX1
thanks in advance.i need alittle help with this van.abs light is on,but when i jump e1 to tc the light just flashes.now i have used my meter to see if any of the speed sensors would dropout.nothing seems out of place.the thing is why is this light on and i can...
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Fuel Pump VIN: 3ZWSA8183T
This is a relatives car and at this time I have no wiring diagram, but am working on getting one. The car is intermittent no-start, during the no-start the car has spark but no fuel pressure. I have pulled the cover off the fuel pump relay and when I physicall...
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2000 Volvo S40 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1VS2557Y
Hi all! Customer blew coolant hose and over heated engine to the point of needing replacment. Installed used engine. After initial road test, all checks were made and all monitors ran and passed. NO CODES. But, when hot, and either a/c , headlights, rear-defro...
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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Ignition VIN: WBADD6322W
Turns out the starter was the cause of the no-start. Still have an electrical draw somewhere in the system but that's another story.
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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L cooling leak VIN: WBAGN63433
First i like to thank every iatn member for helping me.the car is fixed finnaly we ended we buy a update expencion pipe so far almost 2 weeks and theres no cooling leak.
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2000 Buick Regal GS 3.8L Fuelpump VIN: 2G4WF5519Y
thanks for all your help i do believe it needed the new fuelpump now draw is 8 amps before was 9.7 but charles from new york hit it right on the head by using the paperclip i had spread the connector on the harness side of the resistor after testing voltage on...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19T7Y
Thanks for all the help. I unplugged bank1 sensor 2 and plugged it into another new sensor without putting it in exhaust, just atmoshere the reading went almost to zero mv. I then punched a hole in cat, empty. I would have thought code 420 for empty cat. Insta... Trouble codes: P0137 (Bank 1 sensor 2 low voltage).
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2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L compressor clutch VIN: 1G1NE52JOY
Thanks to all of you that replied. I did notice on the first visit that the A/c pressure switch output seemed low, after rechecking the refrigerant capaity and knowing the system was full. When I manually energized tha a/c clutch, the pressures would rise and ...
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2000 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBFG15M7Y
Thanks guys this info helped so much. Mostly thanks to Spencer for reminding me how to check for an internal vacuum leak by checking for vacuum in the crankcase. I found 15" of vacuum at the pcv. With this info we sold the intake gasket reseal and found the ga... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L Drive-axles VIN: 1GNDT13S53
I was certain the noise on this vehicle was coming from that "extension/disconnect" housing on the rightside of the front differential, but was hesitant to rip it apart in my garage for fear it would be rendered useless for days. I recieved 8 replies, all of ...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 WT 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBJC34U84
hi all, thanks for your replies, sorry it took so long to get back to this but mr. customer said to hold off on any more work so he can find some MONEY, finally got back to us yesterday and said he cant afford to fix it right now. I found valves are sticking i... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2005 Chevrolet Cobalt 2.2L Surge, MIL Lamp on, Hard shifts VIN: 1G1AK52F35
All along I was missing very obvious information. After a long test drive, I watched as the battery voltage started dropping off. It eventually got as low as 12.1 volts and thats when I determaned the alternator was at fault. The new alernator is keeping the ... Trouble codes: U2100 (CAN communication error).
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1997 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Cuts out VIN: 4C3AU52N7V
I REPLACED THE DISTRIBUTER AND CRANK SENSOR IN THIS CAR, I HAVE BEEN DRIVING IT FOR AWHILE AND ITS DOING GOOD THANKS ALL
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1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L no comm VIN: 2B3HD46T4T
found wiring harness to egr soleniod melted. repaied this, replaced soleniod but had same problem. ended up replacing tcm again to cure problem. thanks for the help this was a doozie.
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1998 Dodge Durango 5.2L cold shift
thanks to all who replied, I felt the information was useful, but the customer has not commited to a repair yet, I hate asking for help when I can't tell you if your comments helped fix the car. Sorry, the customer just dosen't get it.
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2001 Dodge Intrepid ES 2.7L No Start VIN: 2B3HD46R21
It was pretty much unanimous it had to be timing chain problem. Thanks to everyone for the help. I took the valve covers off and the timing looked pretty close to right. But, when I took the timing cover off, I could see the crank sprocket was off 1 tooth. ...
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2003 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Steering VIN: 1D4GP25363
Hey___________________________________________________________ I have a Caravan that has a bad steering shudder while turning in parking lots. Things we have done: 1. Perform bulletin #19-006-05. (new cooler and hoses) 2. Replaced rack and pinion. 3. Repla...
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L Rack & Pinion VIN: 2D4GP44L75
Outcome not determined yet. After talking more with conversion company, it sounds like they do more than just swap valves in the rack, some other type of modifications. We gave the information to the customer with an estimate to send out both racks for the upg...
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2006 Dodge Charger SXT 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3KA43G6H
customer has not returned for repairs yet, when he does we will decarbonize engine a second time as suggested by the posts on this site. will update at later date when repairs are performed. Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302.
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2009 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0L Rear VIN: 1B3HB28A09
Thanks Dave! I took the toe link out to inspect it, I saw nothing wrong with it...I replaced it anyway and the noise is gone!! Looks like it's going to be very hard to diag noise problems in the rear of these... Thanks again to all that replied.
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1990 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L direct clutch VIN: 2FTHF36N3K
Finally got it, when the client brought the transmission the computer was defect and the transmission was toasted, so i couldnt try correctly the trans. Well it seems the previous rebuilder didnt do is job correctly and the mitchell information is wrong for my...
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1992 Ford F-250 XLT Lariat 7.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTHX26MXN
Well, we solved the problem in a matter of minutes and made a customer for life! thanks to all of you who supplied me with ideas! the Tach. sensor was contaminated with metallic debris and a simple cleaning and engine flush made me a new customer...thanks ag...
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1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, heavy black smoke VIN: 1FTJW36F8T
thanks for all the replies it took some time to get a used idm there was no voltage to the right side to fire injectors once injector were firing 2 of them were not squirting oil from the oil deflectors removed them and found bad orings replaced and truck runs...
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1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L speedometer VIN: 1FTZR11X0W
mornin fellow techs,what a snowball this one turned out to be.i redid the rear diff[all but ring and pinion],and she still flashed the tcil after 5mi.,but no more vss code snd no more abs problem.turns out there is a tsb for a bad tcc solenoid on the 5r55e tr...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR14X3X
Thank you to all who replied. The client refused any further repairs. It seems that the response that made the most sense was the fuel tank pressure sensor. All of the issues came up after replacement of cannister vent solenoid. If the pressure sensor is the p...
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1999 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15V7X
WELL THE CODE FOR 1 CYL MISSFIRE WAS ACTUALLY #5 MISSING.WE NOTICES #2 HAS SLIGHT MISS ALSO. TURNED OUT THE INTAKE GASKET WAS SPLIT AT 2 AND 5 CYL. CAUSING ALL THE PROBLEM. Trouble codes: 301 (1 cyl missfire), 1000 (obd2 test incomplete).
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1999 Ford Contour SVT 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP68G2X
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. The fix for this car was a replacement IMRC controller. This thing was over 300 bucks at the dealer and this cash for clunkers special was hardly worth a new air filter. I went to the junkyards near the border and fou...
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2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L column VIN: 1FMZU63E7Y
hi guys dorcas here,first i would like to say thinks to all.i checked the brake sw with scantool ,switch works, id checked brake lights with ign.on.lights work fine,i replace shift interlock sol.that it,test drive vehicle its fine.thinks guys.
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2000 Ford Excursion XLT 5.4L Air suspension VIN: 1FMEU15L9Y
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. This vehicle had a bad relay and a corroded relay connector. The compressor, when engaged sounded like a piece of junk. The rear airbags were cracking up badly and on top of it the control unit(above and behind the ra...
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2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP55221
This car is gone, repaired, history. What we believed was going on from the start was we got the wrong injector from O'Reilly's, that lead to us wondering what the heck? We know we have spark and we knew we had injector pulse so why is it still misfiring? ... Trouble codes: P0303 (Missfire cylinder 3).
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2001 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L scan test found codes b1352,b1681b1483,p0500,u2015 VIN: 1FMNU41S71
found wire to gear shifter on the colum rubbed through but not up by the shifter but down by the colum repaired the wire.
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L low power
We did a reflash and replaced cooling fan because speed sensor in cooling fan was inop last week. Last report it was working great! Thanks for all of your replies. Trouble codes: P0069 (map), P0299 (boost performance), P0403 (egr valve), P0405 (egr), P0528 (cooling fan speed sensor).
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2007 Ford Expedition EL Eddie Bauer 5.4L ABS Module VIN: 1FMFK18527
Unfortunately we have not fixed this vehicle. Lots of good information. Most address not only the speed sensors but also the tone rings which can crack. Dave from Ohio had good information. Removing the sensors and cleaning the mounting points and then paintin...
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2003 GMC Savana 3500 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHG39U13
replaced bank 2 sensor 1 o2 sensor havent had a problem since problem had become interm. but after driveing for several days problem has not reoccured Trouble codes: P0300.
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1996 Honda Accord Value Package 2.2L Inital engagement in drive VIN: 1HGCD5697T
Well, thanks to everyone that replied. I gather from all the replies its a normal condition. I was just curious and the customer wasn't complaining about it either.
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1999 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1999HONDAC
Thanks to all the Techs for the help and for sharing their experience with this problem. I replaced the ignition after experiencing the stall while wiggling the key. Sure enough it would stall everytime.
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2007 Honda Civic DX 1.8L No Start VIN: 2HGFG11887
Thanks to all who took time to reply. I was unable to program the used pcm with my Vedis. My Vedis has the option to program keys on the Honda but even though I recently updated it, the option for Honda only went up to 'o6 and this was an '07. I'm not sure i...
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2007 Hyundai Elantra SE 2.0L clutch VIN: KMHDU46DI7
thanks to all the techs that gave their input on this doozy. most where right i was going to have to pull the trans anyway. Brad from australia hit it on the head, after pulling the trans, we saw that the throw-out bearing was broken where the fork holds on to...
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1995 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L Alternator VIN: JACDJ58Y3S
Thanks Everyone with times gettin hard I took in this car ( I should have known better ) but the guy had his own part. At the end it was just a waist of time. He didn't want to buy another alt. and as to not drag this out more I just let him go. A costly lesso...
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2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDUP13142
Thanks alot to everyone for responding to my post. You guys nailed it. Rear cam was 4 teeth off. 4. I cant believe it ran as well as it did. Good job guys. I apreciate the help. My customer appreciates it also. Trouble codes: P0300, P0305, P0303.
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2003 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Misfire VIN: KNDJC73363
Fixed! There was a mixup somehow in the model of this Kia in that is was a Sorento not a Sedona which led to some confusion about front bank/rear bank plugs as this is a conventially mounted [not transverse] 3500. You can get all the plugs out without removal ...
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2005 Kia Rio 1.6L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12535
Thanks for all of the info. I registered for the Kia site and used their info (which contradicts aldata and muddied my brain even more)but it left me hanging. I followed their diagnostic process and it said to repair open/short in the circuit and that was it... Trouble codes: P0036, P0030, P0420.
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2005 Lexus GS430 4.3L Unknown VIN: JT8BL69S25
well we could not find a problem, found out that the problem happened after the vehicle sat for a week. we ended up doing a bg crankcase cleaning with moa. and factory oil filter. noise has not returned. advised customer that niose may have been caused by all ...
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