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2003 Chevrolet work horse 8.1L Wheel speed sensor and brake light VIN: 5B4MP67G53
I know this isnt a car or lite truck but,here it is .My MODIS is updated to 10.2 and allowed entry into all systems.Or so i thought! When in the abs section live data comes up as a three sensor system,its not its a four sensor system with rear discs{spicer rea...
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2007 Chrysler Sebring 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3LC56RX7
Car came in for code P0456. Pressure tested evap system, held pressure ok, flow ball at bottom of flow gauge indicating no flow, no leak. Smoke tested anyway and did not see any smoke leaking from anything. Checked the purge solenoid to make sure it wasn't lea... Trouble codes: P0456 (Evap Emission System Small Leak Detected)
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2003 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Mechanical VIN: 1D4GP24363
This vehicle idles rough at times, even cut off sometimes when coasting to a stop. No-apparent mis-fire while driving at highway speed. seems to surge at lower speeds. Spark plugs have been changed, with little change, may be a little worst. scan tool has evap...
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1997 Ford F-350 7.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FDLF47F2V
Truck came in sounded like a misfire, i ran cyl. Contribution test several times over a couple of days. I replaced the pipe for the exh back pressure gauge, and installed a nown good valve on.i tried a nown good map, and baro senor also.i looked at the front s... Trouble codes: P0476
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2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L spark plugs VIN: 1FTRE14L61
Okay here goes, van will be in for spark plugs, have the new ones here...[...] platinums right from Ford. I am not sure if they have been replaced before...here is the questions(s)...These new plugs have alot of threads, are these the ones that break off in...
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2003 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L No Start VIN: 3G7DA03E43
hello gang! i have a 03 aztec that the ign. key stuck either in the on or off position, im not sure which, customer changed the switch himself, now it cranks but wont start. it has the big light on the dash for battery, door ajar ,security, ect. i tryed to do ...
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2002 Porsche Boxster Roadster S 3.2L pinion shaft
hi guys sorry about the vin client doesnt want his car info to be realesed,any way this sounds simple rebuilding the diff in the boxter pinnon gears broken and chip the rollpin that holds the pinion shaft in place is blind so you cant tap it out any techs no w...
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1996 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.4L Spark Plug Wires VIN: 4TAWN72N5T
I replaced the spark plug wires on this Tacoma. I thought the plug wires were OE, so I didn't pay attention (I know!) to the firing order. I have the new wires installed the way I think (?) they came off, but I'm not sure. You know-- the longer you look at som...
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2004 Acura TSX 2.4L Unknown VIN: JH4CL96874
Installed new hvac-audio display module which fixed the change in position mode. still fought the warm air issue. on closer diag. found a-c commanded on & fans running but NO compressor clutch engagement. No power to clutch. tapped on clutch relay & came on. r...
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1997 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado 5.7L MIL Lamp on
Thanks for all the replies, I know this sounds confusing the way it is written. My scanner was not reading cam retard, the numbers displayed turned out to be desired advance from the ECM. Since I could not read cam retard, I pulled the distributor, re-installe... Trouble codes: P1192 (Cam crank synchro error), P1345.
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L Rear Hubs VIN: 1GCJC33183
Thanks to everyone for their replies!! This truck actually has a 11.5 in. rear end. I lucked out on this one. One of our shop trucks has an identicle rear end in it, same year and everything (we use it to haul a huge flat bed trailer). Anyway, I pulled one...
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2004 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L starter VIN: 1GAGG25U84
Hi and thanks for the help many of you said try the relearn 3 times and if that does not fix it replace the passlock sensor well the relearn did not work and I replaced the paslock sensor and presto it's fixed thanks again for your time. God bless
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HA18N92
So the vehicle is not fixed yet and not sure when it will be but here is the deal. I first had a problem with the computer which has not happened again since I replace pcm. It still misfired in number 3 but not enough for the pcm to shut down the driver. After... Trouble codes: P0303, P0301.
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2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FMDU73E3Y
we found that it had a bad pcm [2nd one ]it had already been replaced and plugs check exhaust but it was so infrequent we had to replace the one thing we could not check.
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2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2HGES16572
Thank you to everyone, the car is not fixed but i know what is making it act so bizarrely. I have gotten the car running and on the road but it was not my proudest moment however the customer could not afford the required parts. so i did my best and explain...
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2005 Honda Civic DX 1.7L SRS Light VIN: 1HGEM211X5
It's fixed !! And without IATN I would have spent useless hours and $$ doinking around with the SRS controller and/or the instrument pod. Fortunately my more knowledgeable IATN brethren, too many to list, clued me in - overcharging will light the SRS light wi...
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2001 Nissan Primera 2000CC Transmission engagement VIN: WTP12-0148
thank you all guys for the input, further checks were done and it was revealed the there were internal hydraulic leaks. Another unit was installed and all is well now. thanks very much
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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1G2WJ52K1W
I waited a few weeks before closing this, and checked with the customer last week to be sure. This appears to be fixed, and the original problem is solved. I had gotten some good and not-so-good advice. I did test the purge solenoid for leaks, and that passe... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap large leak found corroded filler neck unfixed), P0135 (heated O2 htr code B1S1 tested ok this time), P0172 (fuel system rich).
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1998 Volvo S70 T5 2.3L caliper VIN: YV1LS5378W
Well folks, the guy has decided not to spend the money to fix the car and sell it instead. He finally got back to me yesterday with that information. Thanx for the encouraging words concerning the relative ease of doing the repair - not a whole lot different t...
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2004 Volvo S80 T6 2.9L Stability Control VIN: YV1TS91ZZ0
Sorry I dragged my feet on closing this post.The vehicle just went out on Friday.After replacing the clockspring and steering angle sensor the issues were resolved.I still don't like 1-2 shift after it gets warm and I may have to pull the unit out again. But s...
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