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2004 Acura TSX 2.4L Unknown VIN: JH4CL96874
Help. the auto ac intermittently blows warm(compressor still running)then switches mode from vents to floor or defrost. can set temp to low & turn auto on & off and will return to functioning normally. ran self-diag with no codes present. my otc scanner wont r...
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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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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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1993 Cadillac Seville 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1G6KS52B5P
Problem occurs intermittently at idle and under a load. It would run perfect with no problem plenty of power then all of a sudden no power and a minute later power comes back. When it runs bad at idle it straightens up after 5 minutes. I've checked and cleaned...
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2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L MIL Lamp on, limp mode VIN: 1G6DM57N83
This one happens only once a month but when it does it will only idle until he restarts the car then it just shifts bad until i clear the codes. I have never been able to get the car to act up. But when i was checking it out i once had 28ohms on the low ref.at... Trouble codes: P0221 (Tp s 12 mismatch), P2176 (Min tp not detected), P2135 (Tps 1 2 voltaged more than predicted)
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1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1GNDT13W8S
hello everyone vehicle was towed to our shop not starting/running.rolled inside and it started. oboy. because of leakdown and low fuel pressure we replaced pump and filter. runs but when holding rpms about 1300-1600 it surges badly.read all the iatn messages a...
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1996 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L No Start VIN: 2G1FP22P1T
HELP!!! We have this optisppark system killling us and need some help. The history is we got a call from customer to diag no start. He stated that he had just installed the second dist assembly and could not figure out why it would start and die. We diagnosed ...
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1999 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L differential VIN: 1GBFG1SR1X
This vehicle is actual at a local dealer who were on good terms with. The vehicle was taken in on trade and sold before it got inspected. It had a problem with trans slipping and howling noise from rear under load at 50-55mph goes away above 55 and isnt there ...
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Runs "rough" VIN: 1GNDT13W4Y
Vehicle came into our shop with a CEL. Retrieved codes with Snap-On Solus Scan Tool. DTC P0410 - SEC AIR INJ SYS MALFUNCTION. Determined AIR Pump Motor Had siezed do to water getting in the inlet hose/tube. Replaced AIR Injection Pump Motor and Inlet Tube/Hose... Trouble codes: P0410 (Sec air injection system malfunction)
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2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Water pump VIN: 1G1NE52J31
Hello Everyone. I have a noise from the water pump area on this car. I replaced the engine with a used 3.1 because of high milage and engine knock. The used engine had roughly 39 k. easy switch, did not replace water pump. Note the used engine came from a 2002...
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L window/doorlocks VIN: 1GNDT13S12
Came in no passenger door locks,no power window, and no mirror. Checked all powers and grounds and replaced passenger door module. Sent to dealer to have flashed, now the door locks work intermitantly and the window goes down fine but on the way up it stops ev...
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.8L No Start VIN: GCEC14C77Z
Truck towed in no start. No crank. Found Dlis 2a fuse blown. Sirius power adapter spliced in to pink wire (pin 2)of ign switch. Wire touched ground blew fuse. Codes gone, ign power restored. Still no crank. Service theft system lights up in display. Cust does ... Trouble codes: B1370 (Device Ign 1 circuit), B1380 (Device Acc 1 circuit)
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2002 Daewoo Leganza SE 2.2L Mechanical VIN: KLAVA69269
This is a vehicle given to me by a customer after the timing belt broke causing all 16 valves to bend. I got a new head. I used new head bolts. The tightening procedure is to tighten, in sequence, the bolts to 18 ft lbs. Then tighten, again in sequence, 90 deg...
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1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L No Start VIN: 2B3HD56F5S
Hey guys, this one is a comeback for us, we "fixed it" 2 months ago and now it is back. Original tow-in visit was a crank no start, had no spark. Found it had no reference voltage to ckp and cmp sensors, but it did have signal voltage flatlined at 5v for eac...
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1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L stalls in drive only VIN: 1B7KF23C6T
intstalled new transmission. Reverse would kill engine after engine warmed up. After new trans, drive kills engine immediately. Does not die in first, or second, only drive. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
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2000 Dodge Caravan 2.4L 2-3 shift VIN: 2B4FP25BXY
When this van is cold; 1-2 & 2-3 shifts happen at 10mph & 17mph with a RPM flare on the 2-3. When it warms up shift points happen at 13 & 23mph and very smooth. One time and one time only, engine died upon freeway exit when I came to a stop. I think that was t...
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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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2004 Dodge Durango Limited 4.7L interior lights VIN: 1D4HB38N04
vechile came in with a dead battery, the customer told me the interior lights stay on and won't go off. i checked the battery and it had 5 volts in in. i replaced the battery and verified the interior lights will not go off. i hooked up the scanner and checked...
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2007 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0L Shifter VIN: 1B3HB28BX7
We have this Caliber in because it won't shift out of park. The lockout is engaged and will not disengage. We have replaced the brake light switch due to broken tabs. We have even gotten a new shifter but to no avail... It calls for 10.1 volts at the solenoid ...
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1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L Gear selection VIN: 1FTHX25FXS
I have never run into this one before so hope one of you Ford Techs have. The shift lever will not come out of Park with motor running. But if you turn key on and do not start the motor and press on the break pedal you can move it up or down normally. Allowi...
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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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2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FM8016L41
Vehicle came in with erratic fuel gauge, after diagnosis was done, technician determined that fuel sending unit was bad, so unit was replaced, after repairs where done, problem was still there, some back probing was done on different circuits to find problem, ... Trouble codes: U1147 (u1262-), U1262
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2004 Ford E-250 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24W0H
The check Engine light is on with a system lean code P0171 for bank one. The engine does idle a little bit rough. Freeze frame data indicates the code was set at idle on a hot engine. LTFT1 over 25%, STFT1 over 20%. Cleared the PCM. Now at idle, STFT1 is anywh... Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean bank one)
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2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX12515
This one got me, Car come with check engine light on code p0182 ft sensor circuit low & faulty throttle body. Replace throttle body & fuel temp sensor, drive for 30 minutes for state inspection Pass no problem. Costumer call in 3 days check engine light come... Trouble codes: P0182 (FT sensor circuit low), P0552 (Power steering pressure sensor low)
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2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L 1-2, 2-3 shift VIN: 1FAFP53235
came in with no 2nd and a slipping 3rd. found a blown out channel plate gasket at the accumulator bores. disassemble the rest of the trans and everything was clean and in relatively good condition. inspected the int clutch piston per tsb for no 1-2. it was ok....
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L engine VIN: 1FTWW31P66
I need all the input I can get for the problem i am describing!I recommended engine with the amount of rust Ifound on radiator as if no service has been done over along period of time and then the engine sounded as if hydrolocked on our first attempt to get th...
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2006 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L popping noise through air cleaner VIN: 2FMDA51636
Thanks in advance for any help you can supply. I have this vechicle that came to me with the diagnosis of a bad intake valve. The shop that diagnosed it won't take the aftermarket warranty so here it is. It does sound like it could be a bad intake valve, but i...
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2001 Honda Insight 1.0L Air Mix Door? VIN: JHMZE13731
Complaint was no heat from heater. Car has been to several other shops- Was missing the pickup tube in the coolant resivior. We replaced the tube, bled and it started making heat, so we shipped it. However, the customer failed to tell us that for a long time t...
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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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2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L No Start VIN: KMHCG45C22
hi guys , stuck, i have an accent with no computer, chacked all powers and grounds and replaced it with two differnt used ecms, from two different scrap yards, i have no injector drive, no spark, no fuel pump, i have checked all powers and all grounds to the e...
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2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3L Unknown VIN: 5NPET46F89
Thanks for the help in advance for this one. This is going to sound a bit strange but i just started working for a hyundai dealership and having some noise concern with a 09 sonata. First of all i have gone through all my checks with tsb, campaigns, anything h...
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1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L timing? VIN: 4S2CK58W43
Engine was hard to start (engine would spin for'several' seconds before it would start. Ran ok after start. Also had loud banging noise. Gas mileage dropped. I assumed tensioner was bad causing noise and causing timing to be off making starting issue. Discov...
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L No Start VIN: SAJEA51D43
I need help with this one If I had hair i would be pulling it out. This car came in on a hook no start no crank found a bad battery replaced battery and car would crank but not start. The car has also been sitting for 5 months. Check fuel pressure 0 psi. I am ...
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2005 Kia Optima LX 2.4L starting
Hello i have this 2005 kia optima 2.4 and i need to know what is the charge time (how long to change) for changing the crank sensor
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2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L No Start VIN: SALNY22262
Hello all,i need some help with a 02 Freelander.The car will not start.It does not have injector pulse.Vehicle is a acar lot car.They tried a ecm and cam sensor from another Freelander and it didn't make any difference.I'm not sure if the ecm's can be swapped ... Trouble codes: P1470, P1472, P1475, P1477
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1996 Lexus LS400 4.0L Steering VIN: JT8BH22F6T
i have this lexus ls400 that came in with a steering gear leak, replaced steering gear and now has no steering assist. i put 2 more gears in last one was a oe gear, same results put 2 pumps and new reservoir, vac switch on side of pump, flsuhed lines still no ...
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1995 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Cruise Inop VIN: 1LNLM82W0S
Hi I Have a customer who brought me this car to put on a cruise switch assembly that he had diag . After puting the switch I test drove the car and the cruise did not work I offered to diag and after running through the flow charts from alldata everything chec...
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1996 Mazda B2300 SE 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4F4CR12A2T
Truck came in on roll back, didn't have power to pull itself. Checked system water pump leaking and t- stat housing leaking, gallons of water in bed of truck. Replaced water pump and t- stat, reset timing belt ran better but cylinder 1 and 2 remove plug wires ...
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2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Hesitation VIN: JM1BJ24503
Hi there, I have this Mazda Protege 5 in. The vehicle has a very odd, off idle hesitation when you just crack the throttle to accelerate. It feels like a momentary miss, but clears up after the throttle is opened and the vehicle runs fine. This vehicle has new...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz CL600 6.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDB1400761
Hello we need some help with this one it is a CL 600 imported from Finland and was a 1997 production year but in US they starded selling them in 1998 any way it had two codes for two front O2s slow response we checked the codes with snap on modis it only showe... Trouble codes: P0133 (Right O2 sensor slow response), P0153 (Left O2 Sensor slow response)
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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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1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L body leak VIN: 2MELM75W7S
All you Ford/Mercury Body Men/Technicians. This car started filling the passenger front floor board every time it snows or rains. It started happening after one of the heavy wet snows we had. The body shop said that with a water hose into the lower windshield ...
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1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L compressor VIN: JN1CA21D3T
with my scan tool when I command high fan nothing,when I command low speed fan,high speed comes on,ac is charged,pressure switch shows on,when I turn ac switch on control on it lights up,pid on scan tool shows no,and fans do not come on,can not hear relay for ...
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1999 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN8AR05YXX
The car was towed in to our shop and did not start. sprayed carb cleaner into the intake still no start. Checked for spark, has great spark, checked for injector pulse, has it and never loses. Checked compression has 130. The car would start at random runs fin...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JN1CA31D3Y
This problem is very intermittent and occurs mostly at an idle stop, kinda like coolant level being to low and engine surging or hunting.cked coolant after sitting and cks full. The last time it occured in the parking lot after engine was started and put in ge...
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2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 3N1CB51D8Y
Vehicle came in with complaint of intermittent no power. I was able to confirm on a test drive and in the shop. At wot I was holding at 20 mph. TPS , intake temp, coolant temp all looked normal. Maf reading looks erratic and tops out at 2.8 volts while rpm top... Trouble codes: P0171, P1491
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2000 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Line pressure solenoid VIN: 1N4DL01DXY
Came in from transmission shop when replacing Line pressure control solenoid didnt fix OD light flashing for code P0745. Replacement solenoid and original solenoid ohms out the same at 3.6 Ohms. They sent it to us because suppose it had a wiring problem. I l...
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2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Intelligent Key VIN: 1N4AL21E57
Hello Techs car was towed in nostart condition customer bag was stollen with key inside got two new keys. i am now tring to program the keys and i cannot get the ignition to turn on the scanner does not communicate this has a push start intelligent key system ...
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1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Headlamps VIN: 1P4GP44ROV
The headlamps come on when van is turn off. Then you can switch between low and high beams the lights will go off. The headlights work normal when operated from switch. I found a burn't wire going to the inside fuse panel from the turn signal multi switch red/...
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1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L Door Locks VIN: WP0CB2962L
Car came in for an oil change. Tech unlocked driver door and the lock cyl. Came out with the key. Replaced the door handle with lock cyl. Also replaced the micro switch for the locking system. After replacement the locks would not work corectly. From driver do...
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1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L noise left VIN: WPOAA2992S
have a super clean 993, with a knocking noise when turning left, only noticeable at low speed,,mainly under 25 mph. had a very worn rack & pinion I replaced and noise turning left & right is gone, but still has a small amount of noise. struts are new, tie rod ...
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2002 Saturn SL2 1.9L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZK54722
Hey guys in need of a little insight in the saturn department.i got this one from the dealer who quoted customer for catalyst and o2 sensor for a missfire condition. Engine missfires only under extended heavy load ( long long hill ). Tech 2 registers missfires...
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2003 Saturn Vue 2.2L Hesitation VIN: 5GZCZ43D03
Runds very good at idle. Very poor acceleration. Feels like exhaust cloged or taking off in high gear
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2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Mechanical VIN: 2T1BR12E61
need some help car uses about 3 qts. of oil a month no leaks
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2002 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Harsh N to D engagement VIN: 5TBBT44142
Hi i have a 02 Tundra with a harsh N to drive engagement. There are no codes. Trans level is good and does not smell burnt. Trying to find out if there are any updates or fixes related to this issue. Have checked and no tsb. Any help would be awsome. Thanks
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWCC21C0X
VW techs, got any ideas? I have this beetle that over heats intermittantly. The customer came in about 3 weeks ago complaning her car overheated. I checked it out and the cooling fan was inop because the cooling fan motor was locked up. Replaced the fan with a...
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2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8L Head Gasket VIN: WVWGH21J6Y
timeing belt broke and bent all valves, removed head and tock to machine shop to have valves replaced and head checked. installed head and had oil leak at left rear of head gasket. replaced head gasket again and oil leak still there, checked with die in oil an...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L no shift VIN: 3VWST81K96
Good morning VW techs.I am having problems with this vw.It was previously diagnosed as a blown transmission.As the customer would not spring for a new one he towed it here.I found a used unit but I am leary to sell it.The transmission in the car is a code HQN....
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2000 Volvo C70 2.4L vehicle speed sensor VIN: YV1NC53D2Y
Customer complained that after stopping at a stop light, she pressed the accelerator pedal and the engine revved as if in neutral, then caught. Noticed check engine light was on afterwards. I scanned codes, found instrument cluster, ecm, tcm all indicate VSS s...
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2004 Volvo S80 T6 2.9L Stability Control VIN: YV1TS91ZZ0
Vehicle came in for bad shift from 1 to 2. I don't do any rebuilding here ,so I sent to a shop I do trust to do the job. I just got vehicle back,other than not being a great shift and it will go back to him Monday,I have stability info displayed.Not there when...
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Oil Temp Gauge VIN: WAUED24B9Y
WOW - this was a painful one! Mark (Jake) from California hit the nail on the head: the oil temp sender is part of the level sender that mounts into the body of the pan. To be sure what we did was get a new sensor, plugged it into the car, datastream the si...
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2002 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBL934X2
Thanks for the replies, For those of you that suggested the oil, as I stated in my description, the customer always used the recommended oil at the correct intervals. The problem turnd out to be the actual vanos unit itself like the dealer had suggested. I end... Trouble codes: P0013 (Camshaft Actuator B Bamk 1 Malf), P0014 (Bank 1 Timin Over Advance).
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2005 BMW 325xi 2.5L Door Mirrors VIN: WBAEP33405
FIRST OFF THANK YOU RANDY AND BRIAN FOR TAKING TIME OUT OF YOU BUSY SCHEDULES TO OFFER HELP,OK SO NOW TO MY CASE ORIGINALLY THE WIRE DIAGRAMS IN MITCHELL FOR MIRROR MOTORS WAS NOT CORRECT, WHEN I READ RANDY'S POST ABOUT MEMORY MODULE I LOOKED UP THE SHEMATIC F...
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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Extended crank time, VIN: 1G1JC1244T
After much head scratching and frustration, the problem remained. I tried the things suggested, but did not get to the root cause. In the end, I checked the injector resistance, and found three out of the four injectors at about 24 ohms, and the remaining one ...
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2001 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L HVAC control VIN: 1GCHG35R71
We are in the process of fixing this vehicle. All controls heads were new OEM (2 that we tried). It appears the defrost actuator is not sealed and creating a leak. Currently dash board is being removed for repair. Looks to be better part of today's fun. thanks...
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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13Z52
Thanks for the fast responces. found chafed wire near b1s2 wiring harness that did in fact blow the fuse under hood. repaired wire, test drove, no failure records now. thanks again Trouble codes: P141, P161.
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2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Misfire VIN: 3GNFK16TX2
Customer has decided to wait to further diag / repair of this vehicle. Agree with other and what dealer says. Cam lobes most likely flattened. Trouble codes: P0300, P0305.
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2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L 3-4 shift VIN: 3GNEC13T13
Thank you very much guys. I got the 2003 chevy abalanche back on the road. All of you fellows that mentioned O/H the trany were on target. i received 19 responsed all says to get trany O/H. the problem was 3-4 shift slip with no code. I droped the pan and f...
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1997 Dodge Caravan LE 3.3L Cuts out VIN: 1B4GP54R1V
we finally got this thing to actup in the shop. We could only interm. get it to do it on the road. When it would hesitate/buck the cam signal would change. Instead of having 1 pulse then 2 then 3 it would miss the third at times and the van would buck. Cha...
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2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L No Start VIN: WD5WD64133
Thank you for all the input guys, like most of you suggested the problem was #2 injector that was dumping all the rail pressure into the return. I did perform the test with the clear tubes (wich by the way is really easy to do)and also these injectors were th...
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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck SLT 5.9L driveline angles VIN: 3D7MX48C86
thanks to all 11 replies. customer did not want to go any further. in my 30+ years. i new driveline angle problem, but advising customer on time to change angles, road testing. etc. he says he will live w/ launch shudder. thanks iatn menbers!
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2008 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck Laramie 6.7L MIL Lamp on, LACK OF POWER VIN: 3D7MX38A08
thank you to all that helped with this one. my customer took the vehicle to dodge dealer for repairs under warrenty. the dealer replaced the entire particulate filter system. the complant and codes are gone. thank you again!!! Trouble codes: P242, P1451 (particulate filter system preformance).
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1999 Ford Escort LX 2.0L coolant gauge VIN: 1FAFP10P8X
the house that the sending unit was screwed into was loseing ground when you turn ignition on fixed ground strap and issue was fixed
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2002 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2FMZA51402
I guess I would call this vehicle a half fix. The customer only let us go as far as we needed to until it passed emissions. We tried every test mentioned in the replies, all inconclusive. We ended up replacing upper plenum gaskets and isolator bolts, this g... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
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2005 Ford Five Hundred SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP2185G
Yeah its fixed. We found the female terminal in instrument cluster connector was loose. We followed ford test procedure and come up with ICM is fault. ICM needs to be programmed with vin and mileage and is costly so we brought in a used icm. We found the same ...
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2007 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W07
Wow, can definitely say I will remember this one. Fuel volume was ok. Tested pump with low amp probe at fuse and waveform was I guess you would say ok. Did show a little wear to pump, but not bad enough to condemn. A couple said about the purge solenoid st... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
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1996 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L start VIN: 1GKDTY13W8
Had 2 issues. Bench test of alternator was negative at first, but finally got it hot enought to fail. faulty rectifier. ALso had problem with battery cables. they looked visibly ok but a volt drop test showed high resistance especially on the ground side. rep...
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2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Air Bag VIN: KMHDN46D75
I want to thank all you guys for the input to my B1448 air bag issue. The repair was you had to buy a new seat cushion as the sensor is not replaceable. It seems to me that this should have been a Hyuandai recall, but it is what it is for $277.00.It is just a ...
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2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58Y64
Thanks for the vote of confidence and having fun with the vehicle as i did i almost downed the pcm myself,after i posted the no 5 volt reference signal at the pcm,i worked on the vehicle this morning and backprobed the pcm at the crank ref.signal and started t... 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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1995 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L axle VIN: 1J4FJ67S2S
Thanks for the info from everyone. The general consensus is that some play of the rear axle is normal. I had some recommendations to check bearings and the C clip in the differential. I will do this when the regular servicing comes up for the gear oil since...
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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Electronic VIN: 1J4HR48N66
Many thanks to everybody who took time to reply. There was a lot to this so I'll try to get it all in to help folks in the future. As I said in my update the pin in the pass thru connector for the ground side of the L-R solenoid was the original problem and I...
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2004 Kia Optima LX 2.4L Lack of power VIN: KNAGD12644
O.K. here is the weird part!!! On the Optima we got several responses questioning Timing. This distributerless OBD II car had no codes. So we pulled the cover and found the timing belt to be in perfect alignment on the Intake and the Crank but the exhaust cam ...
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1994 Lexus GS300 3.0L Trac motor VIN: JT8JS47EXR
We've been observing the car for a couple weeks now. Sometimes code 54 sets within a 1/4 mile, other times it doesn't set at all. We're guessing something internal is bleeding pressure intermittently since we haven't found any external leaks. Right now we have...
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2003 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LME478H43
lincoln is fixed !!! michael you were exactly right,you must have been here before !! we had the left chain one tooth off,somehow ! we did retime it without removing the timing cover.we used the tensioner lock tool that held the new tensioner compressed and... Trouble codes: P00, 340 (cam sensor).
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1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L roof VIN: WDBFA67E1R
I am in the process of getting a scanner to read the fault codes, I did check the window switches, and power and grounds. Hopefully with a scanner i will be able to pinpoint this concern. thanks for all who replied
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1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 3.0L center shaft VIN: JA3XE74C9N
I received two replies, and I'd like to thank James from Wisconsin & Ken from Nebraska for offering help, I appreciate your time & input. Here's what I found... I was able to get the old seal out using a 6" screw & carefully poking a hole in the seal. BUT...
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L Starting
lots of good ideas but like i said i noticed the camlobes looked kinda strange in ther position so for grins i stuck a magnet on the intake cam gear dowel pin it was indeed sheared thanks for the hel guys and gals blake
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1999 Nissan Sentra SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1BB41D5X
I would like to thank everyone for their time and help. The overall consensus seems to be the EGR sensor. I would like to monitor the temp sensor voltage more closely. The customer went to Ohio until may 1st. If I can get the car back I will add to this post. ... Trouble codes: P0402 (EGR Flow Excessive).
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2008 Nissan Sentra 2.0L window VIN: 3N1AB61E38
Thanks to all for the thoughts- Marco was right- the switch was faulty. Thanks again, Greg and crew
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2002 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WP0CA29832
The customer declined any further diagnosis and has opted to take it to the dealer. I do believe it is jumped timing because of the right side cam position sensor. The compression didn't improve with the addition of oil. Thanks everyone for there help. Jim 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
I called local dealer and found out that oil separator has issues on v8 models, it will push oil into intake boot, also they had the part in stock and that often indicates high failure.
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1995 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Excessive Emissions
Replaced the cat and emissions cleaned up. The o2 sensor when tested as per alldata checked out fine. The testing was done at the diagnostic connecter with a volt meter and jumper. When I checked the o2 output at the sensor with a lab scope, the readings w...
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1997 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4T1BG22KOV
I would like to thank all you guys for all your help and advice. The car came backs a few days ago and the first thing I checked was to make sure my vacuum lines were correct on the vsv. It was the vacuum modulator wich feeds the vacuum to the vsv which feeds ... Trouble codes: P0401 (insufficient EGR flow).
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2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L abs VIN: 4T3ZF19CX1
i want to thank everyone who took the time to respond.after some more research i went to the local toyota dealership.i found out that if you get continuious flashes after 1 flash and the abs light still comes on the whole abs assembly must be replaced the con...
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2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L steering wheel VIN: 4T3ZF13C02
thanks for all the replies. thank you craig from mass. the rear drums were the problem. i did not use toyota drums but i did use premium drums from an aftermarket parts store.their construction was much better than the cheapies i put on the first time. thanks ...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWCA21C6X
vehicle fixed !!! Patrick you were dead right,we replaced the evap canister.customer drove the vehicle for over a week now with no problems at all.
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29501
Thanks for the replies...it was the 1/4 ignition coil. Trouble codes: P0301, P0304.
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2002 Volvo S60 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: YV1RH58D22
Thank you to all who responded . First let me explain that the battery was not disconnected on this vehicle it went dead while doing an alignment. After exhausting all other options we took it to the dealer. The tech tried to do a throttle relearn and it still... Trouble codes: ECM91.
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