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1995 Audi S6 Avant 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: WUALA84A5S
Hey there! Have a 95 S6 that is becoming a headache. Car came in for failed e-test, we found a dead oxygen sensor, and a dirty throttle body, so we replaced the 02 and did a BG induction service on car, put in a clean air filter and cleaned the MAF while we in...
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2002 BMW 745Li 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D33
I can not find much repair info on this vehicle.It would run like crap cold. I found the ECT sensor reading cold at -40 so I replaced the thermostat/sensor assembly.It runs good now but the codes return in 2 drive cycles. I have smoke checked the intake for va... Trouble codes: P507, P2187, P2189
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2003 BMW 760Li 6.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: WBAGN8341D
This car has intermittent stall problem at idle only. It won't set any faults in either dme and the fuel pressures are close to 3.0 bar on both sides. It did had a pcv valve that was making noise, so I replaced both sides and smoke tested the intake, also clea...
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2003 BMW 530i 3.0L air bag light on VIN: WBADT63443
Hello group,have this 2003 BMW with air bag light on code ( 13 ) ( air bag driver stage 2 )need some help of description and where to start.thank you.
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1988 Buick Regal Limited 2.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G4WD14W0J
Hi guys. I have this buick that i posted a few weeks ago, and closed it with a fix thinking it was indeed fixed. The car ran fine, no symptoms for about two weeks, then came back for same problem. The issue is that it stalls while at idle, it will stall when y...
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1998 Buick Century Custom 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WS52MZW
Tried moving wires, replaced plugs wires and one coil pack that looked cracked, replaced cam sensor, can't find any tsb's any help would be appreciated. car runs great, customer only complains about light going on and off Trouble codes: P0341
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1998 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Pedal VIN: 2G4WB52K4W
When you are on your brakes slowing the car down the pedal kicks back at you like there is a thick spot on the rotors. Front rotors were pulled and turned and we put new front pads on and it did not seem to change anything. The rears are a non-vented rotor a...
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Cruise VIN: 3G5DA03EX2
vehicle has inop cruise, had intermittent operation for a while then finally totally inop, also had other problems that related to the pcm, replaced pcm,fixed un related problems but no effect on cruise, flow chart for cruise control points at pcm but all test...
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2006 Cadillac SRX 3.6L Steering VIN: 1GYEE37160
Vehicle has been in the shop a couple times for a whining coming from the steering pump.Everytime customer drops off car the noise isn't there.She pulled into shop this morning and I could hear a whine from pump just off of idle.She states the whine is obnoxio...
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1997 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDX03E4V
This thing has a mind of its own. The customer took it after the original repair and came back about 3 weeks later with both the p0300 and p1870 code. So we changed the valve body just to be sure we didnt have a problem with the trans. And we just cleared the ... Trouble codes: P0300, P1870
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2000 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L tires VIN: 1GNEC13R0X
I've got a vibration at around 62 mph and seems worse if I have my foot accelerating a little.The vechicle has new tires which have been rotated and balanced twice and vibration does not follow the tires.The drive shaft has been rototed 180 and also sent out a...
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2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L parking brake VIN: 1GNFG16Z52
truck has no adjuster nuts on main cable and alda quotes have to pump e-brake pedal 3 times and its is adjusted. I tried this and it has a lot of free play in the cable, the pedal goes to the floor and truck won't hold. alda has a procedure to install a screw ...
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2003 Chevrolet Corvette 50th Anniversary Edition 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YY22G53
This 2003 Corvette was brought to my shop this morning. The owners complaint is that the mil comes on at times and flashes at times. The only code in the system is a P0300, did check in all available fail records as well. In the stall, at idle and under a load... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
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2006 Chevrolet Corvette 6.0L mesage center VIN: 1G1YY26U87
Hello Chevy techs,have this 2006 corvette,with a message display of "service vehicle soon" (not oil change related that shows 87 percent)owners manual says it is some sort of electrical problem,the only problem I have with this vehicle at this time is a/c cond...
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1996 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.5L No Start, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1C3HD56F3T
this is a re submitted request, i finally got time to get this vehicle back in the shop to try to get it running, there is no injector pulse, need help please
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L High rpm VIN: 3CF4Y4BB51
Hello there. I am working on this 01 pt cruiser and have a problem with rpm not staying within range under certain conditions. While at low cruise (over 20 mph )and while coming to a stop the rpm will stay between 1300 and 1500 rpm. The rpm will not change unt...
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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Surge, Cuts out, speedo int inop VIN: 3C4FY48B82
While driving the car the speedometer is inop most of the time. At times the speedometer will peg or jump around and when this happens the car jerks significatly. The scan tool reads the same as the speedometer jumping around when the jerk ocurrs. The speedome...
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2005 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Touring 3.3L SRS light on VIN: 2C4GP54L95
Hello, I have an air bag system light on the dash and the code is "right up-front SAS loss of communication". I couldn't find anything on alldata about this code. I googled it and found a "steering angle sensor" description for the SAS but no other resolve. I'...
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2005 Dodge Magnum R/T 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D8GV582X5
Hi everyone... here goes an import tech trying to fix a dodge. This Magnum came in with a check engine light and very rough idle. Found Cyl#6 Misfiring and #6 MDS Solenoid Malfunction. Traced problem to a bad Solenoid. Replaced #6 Solenoid. Let the nightmare b... Trouble codes: P0306 (Cyl 6 Misfire), P1416 (MDS Malfunction)
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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.9L compressor VIN: 3D7KS28C46
compressor clutch will not engage,freon pressure good.scan and found code p1275 i have not seen this code before if i have confirmed no voltage at the compressor.thanks for any help with this
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1990 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L engine VIN: 1FTCR10A0L
Alright, I'm stuck, I need some ideas, busy working on other projects and don't have a lot of time to sit on this one. Just replaced the engine, misfire, and does not excelerate very well. Starts right up. I replaced one of the coil packs, IAC vavle, plugs, wi...
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1999 Ford Windstar 3.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMDA5244X
replaced fuel pump and maf sensor also tuned wires and plugs found that will now start and stalland smokes very baddly no codes in any computers checked the egr valve not pluged cam sensor test good and when removed no problems found crank sensor test go...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTNX21F0X
There has got too be a better way too diagnose these this is 2 in a row that show 3,8 on contribution test try too do a poor mans power bal when cold but wont miss i tie strapped the in harness uvc pigtail ohmed them out ok i have not replaced the cam sensor o... Trouble codes: 269 (Cyl contribution test 3), 284 (Cyl contribution test 8)
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1FTNW21FOY
I was having problems with my original trans, the shifting when cold was good, when hot it seemed like it would shift from 1st to 3rd instead of 1st to 2nd, but only under heavy accel. If you were to hold the throttle under 1/2 it would shift into 2nd, i was t...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Accessories VIN: 1FTSW31F8Y
so i had a customer come in for a problem with all his power windows. sometimes they work most of the time they do not. you can hear the relay working. if you push the up button the dome lights go out. at the same time the wipers will not work. when i check th...
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L High Pressure Oil System VIN: 1FTSX20P95
Truck ran fine, but engine oil cooler was leaking. Disassembled and replaced oil cooler and seals, changed engine oil and filter at the same time. Insides of the engine look as-new. After reassembling everything, the engine started up and ran fine. Temperature...
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2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Reverse VIN: 1FTPX14566
This truck takes 3-5 seconds to engage reverse when the truck is cold. When trans is hot, sometimes it won't engage at all unless you rev the engine. There is never any slipping once reverse is engaged, just delayed engagment. Just tyring to avoid pulling the ...
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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES16501
The problem with this Honda seems to be twofold.It will run great for one to three days then it will hard start/no start and set the P0171.On arrival the vehicle had no a/c,brake light on,door locks inoperative,no key dinger,overhead light and the intermittant... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean ehaust indication)
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2002 Infiniti I35 3.5L starter VIN: JNKDA31AO2
does infiniti use a starter relay or does it go thru inhibitor relay we recieved a 4 pin 2 connector relay blue in color for starter relay but cannot locate it in car does anyone know where starter relay for 02 infinity i30 with 3.5 v-6 is located??
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1990 Jaguar Vanden Plas Majestic 4.0L abs VIN: SAJMY1744L
I have reviewed the fix data base and believe i have a bad power booster. The symptoms i have are the boost pump runs the instant you depress the brake pedal and you can hear a hissing sound and view brake fluid movement in the reservoir. This continues for ab...
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L converter VIN: SAJDA01C41
Ok guys thanks in advance.This one is acting like the lock up selenoid is bad but havent been able to find one on it.The wierd thing is that it only stalls the car in drive it will run normal in reverse.But if you put it in drive with the brake pressed it will...
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2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Alternator VIN: 1J4GL48K12
Came in with check engine light on and battery light on Did Electrical system test found the battery bad.. replaced battery, also check code and found code #P1491 - Low Cooling fan voltage...Assumed related to weak battery..cleared codes and vehicle ran fine w...
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2004 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Timing Belt VIN: KNDUP13104
The timing belt tensioner looses pressure overnite, The vehicle came back after the initial repair, with miss fires after sitting overnite, we found the belt had jumped. We replace the tensioner under warranty, we returned the vehicle and once again they calle...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10U5X
Vehicle had a bad #5 coil and we replaced it with an after market coil. Car runs great but keeps setting the P1320 code. Suggestions? Trouble codes: P0132
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2004 Lincoln LS 3.9L Ac VIN: 1LNHM87AX4
Hello, we have a Lincoln LS that has a AC problem, It blows warm air on driver side and good cool air on passenger side, the car came in with the heater valve leaking coolant and blowing warm on driver side, we installed new motorcraft valve, car has codes b12...
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2001 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JM1BJ22541
Car came in with misfire codes for two cylinders not on same coil and random misfire. Tuned up and cleared codes. Came back with complaint of stalling when cold and idling too high when warm. Removed and cleaned idle air control. Car came back with complaint o... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire)
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2003 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCF93U12
po 172 check on and intermitent idle ruff see above Trouble codes: P00, 172 (systeme too rich)
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1997 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBFA76F8V
hello benz techs, i got a sl600 that intermittently when driving the engine light,esp light, and oil level light come on, all i.c. gauges go dead except speedo, trans goes into limp home mode, has reduced rpm capabilities when manually shifting, and feels unde... Trouble codes: 1570 (das to right control module faulty n3/12), P1747, P1641, P1519, C1022, 065 (control module n15/3)
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2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L soft top VIN: WDBLK70G13
hello fello techs I have a soft top that is not working and I have scaned with Launch X431 and retreaved B1650-000 code Supply voltage of the soft top limit switch is fault.I have activated the soft top release valve and tonneau cover latch and cant find the l...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBWK56F96
Well, I bought my wife something nice and turns out to be more work than her. I bought a 2006 SLK350 wrecked and fixed, I am very knowledgable with vehicles but shady with Euro cars. I pulled codes and have a P2188 and P2190 for rich exhaust on both banks. I h... Trouble codes: P2188 (Rich Bank 1), P2190 (Rich Bank 2)
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1987 Nissan D21 2.4L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JN6ND115XH
This old Nissan giving us fits. Has a misfire, very identifiable as an ignition misfire. Is very load and RPM dependant, cannot duplicate in shop (manual trans) but very prominent in 1st and 2nd gear. As RPM's climb or load makes a big change will come out of ...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JN1CA31A9Y
Vehicle is running lean,no power on accel, idles fine ,o2 will go rich when propane introduced,no cracks in intake boot,rear o2 seems to be stuck @40mv.
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2002 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D12
We are the second shop to have a look at this pitiful car, and we are hoping to be the last. Originally the customer was driving the vehicle coming hme from a road trip and noticed it started running rough with some lack of power. MIL was on. Next day started ... Trouble codes: P0340 (CMP Sensor problem)
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L No Start, No Spark VIN: JN8DR09Y82
This Nissan Pathfinder was towed in because it would not start. The customer states that when she was driving it all of a sudden died on them and they could not get it restarted. As we dug into the problem we found that the vehicle does have fuel, as you can s...
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2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L oil light fuel guage VIN: 1N4AL1D82C
Quick question for you guys that work on Nice'uns. Got this Altima S that has no a/c operation and oil light on even though pressure is good. The cooling fans also run all the time. I have no communication with the IPDM module that controls these functions. Ca...
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2005 Nissan Frontier Nismo Off-Road 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1N6AD06W35
This vehicle came to us from another shop. The customer can get the truck to overheat almost every time they drive it. I have driven it almost 50 miles and not had a problem. This last time they brought it in it had boiled most of the coolant out. I have done ...
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2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4.0L vdcoff & slip light on VIN: 5N1AR18W85
hi everyone working on 05 nissan pathfinder se it has vdc off light on & slip light also on i have master tech scan tool it has code in the abs for c1142 abs pressure sensor circuit fault check out & did not give me any good information and master tech also do...
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1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 2.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 2G3AJ51W2K
problem was intermitten would stall on hard accel . also was hard to start at times . now wont start . any help would be helpfull i am at a lose where to go next ,tried new ing mod.new ecm ck all basics .everything looks good .what am i missing? thanks
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2005 Suzuki Verona EX 2.5L transmission VIN: KL5VJ56L35
Customer complains of lack of power and slipping at times, intermittant. I have been unable to duplicate the symptoms, there are two codes in the memory. The first I find no info on. The second is a range position code according to mod. I suspect a bad range ...
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2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1NXBR12EOY
thank you for the help in advance this is weird one, i am the second person to look at it and its been to other shops and we have no informations on it. in the morning it starts fine but when you accel it bogs down and dies. on the snap-on scanner solus pro it...
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2001 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on, VIN: 4T1BF28K31
Good morning all. We have here a problem with ecm procedure, I think, Car had o2 sensor code, followed alldata repair tree, found one wire with voltage out of range, they said replace ecm. Took quite a while to find one, at last got a reman from a co in Ma. Wh...
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2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L Mechanical VIN: 5TDZA23C25
Hello all, have this Toyota Sienna in our shop that has a rattling noise for about 2-4 seconds when engine is first started. Pinpointed the noise to the rear of the cylinder head on the head closest to the front of the vehicle. After starting the vehicle the n...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTG69M51
Ran computer test found code alldata says test ldp have 12 volt and ground at connector with key on. Ohmed connector at ldp found bad reading at pins 1 and 3 was .46 k ohms replaced ldp same code returned. Found colapsed vacuum line under hood replaced cleared... Trouble codes: P1475 (Emissions control ldp ckt malfunction/signal ckt open)
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L cam sensor VIN: 3VWST71K06
Vehicle is a No start; showing p0726 cam sensor not a plausable signal. Replaced cam sensor problem still there. Unplug crank senor and vehicle will start and run. Checking codes while running it will set a cam sensor code and a crank sensor code. Cleared code...
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1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L Stall VIN: YV1LS5645W
Car came in the other day for intermittant stalling (she thinks maybe when turning). It starts instantly but only think noticed is radio memory is lost (code has to be entered). I drove it over 20km's and worked fine. Upon inspection, found loose battery (gro... Trouble codes: P0455, P0442, P0116
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1999 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 4USCH3330X
we have installed a new fan shroud and new fan blades and all seems to be well thanks for everyones help
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2008 BMW X5 3.0si 3.0L Tire VIN: 5UXFE43558
Thank you all for helping! Just got the vehicle back from the alignment shop. I asked the tech there about weighting the seats, and he said he does that for every make vehicle. As for the vlignment values, they were indeed off. The rear especially (go figure)....
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1992 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4CW53L0N
Thank you all, I am leaning towards a couple of you that mentioned there may be a problem after the module now such as a bad MAF or some problem with PCM 5v wire going to these sensors/modules. I will be back on it this weekend to let you know what I find afte...
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2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Door Locks VIN: 1G4HP54KXY
Well the success monkey has arrived! We again did a class II diagnostic check and all the modules that were working reported. We went through the list of possible modules on the vehicle and found that the Rear Integration Module was in the vehicle but not re...
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2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Fuel Guage VIN: 1G4HP54K8Y
Waiting for the car to return. Thanks to all who replied. Access panel is in the trunk for fuel pump and sender. Sender is available separately. Thanks to Jed, we will try cycling the key on/off when car returns for retest. Thanks
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2004 Cadillac SRX 3.6L Flexplate VIN: 1GYEE63754
Thank you, gentlemen, for your input. The customer did not leave the vehicle for evaluation at this time. I imagine that they will contact me for that purpose within another few weeks. Once I get the car up on the lift and determine where the noise is coming...
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1990 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GTDK14K3L
have this truck fixed. it turned out to be a broken intake spring. this would cause huge vacuum leak . pcm detects this and starts dumping in fuel because it thinks the engine is running lean.
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1997 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban LS 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GNFK16R0V
Short in heater circuit for bank 1 o2 sensor cause engine one fuse failure replaced quick dis connect for intake heater hose and o2 sensor. Special thanks to all that replied and SGT Automotive in Rockford for helping the electronically challenged. Trouble codes: P0340.
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.6L driver information in dash VIN: 1GCHK29183
It appears that the problem is with the dash cluster. The owner intends to repair at a later date due to finances. Thanks to all who replied.
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2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 Z71 5.3L Heat VIN: 3GNEK13T33
After reading all your posts (again thanks to all that responded). I tried to explain to the customer that this was normal operation for the vehicle..and also somewhat verified it with the thermometer in the vent to explain that on full heat [...] the vehi...
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2004 Chevrolet SSR 5.3L Door Locks,Windows, Roof Top, And Lower Gauges VIN: 1GCES14P74
FOUND LOW VOLTAGE AT START UP. STARTER WAS PULLING BATTERY DOWN TO 8.4 VOLTS AND HAD A BAD GROUND WIRE GOING TO BODY FROM ENGINE IN REAR FOUND BOLT LOOSE AND MELTED . COMPONETS WERE RESETTING AND SPIKING THE MODULES.FIXED GROUND IN ENGINE COMPARTMENT AND REPLA...
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1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L System Operation VIN: 1C4GP64LOT
FIRST OFF THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT RESPONDED. MOST WERE SPOT-ON. AFTER CHECKING FOR DEBRIS ON THE CONDENSOR AND FINDING NONE, I ENDED UP REPLACING THE COOLING FANS. I ALSO REPLACED THE RELAY. I FINISHED UP WITH 43 DEG. OUT CENTER VENTS ON THE ROAD & 57 DEG. A...
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1999 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Hesitation VIN: 3C3EL55H2X
thanks to everyone it turned out being the flex plate was broke and causing the timing to jump around and the pcm would try to fix it. funny thing was we had no noises nothing pointing us there. this was a hard one and not sure what caused the flex plate failu...
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2002 Chrysler Voyager 2.4L Tailgate latch VIN: 1C8GHN4762
The external switch cured this vehicle. The key point(advised by email) is switch changes resistance rather than simple open close. Guess this is to enable circuit monitering. The old switch had corroded so badly internally that this was impossible to asserta...
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L Engament VIN: 2B8GP44G01
HI GUYS AFTER I WENT CRAZY WITH THE ELECTRICAL PART I ENDED UP CHANGING THE TCM TOOK ALL THE WIRES APART CLEAN GROUND ETC.I REALIZED THAT IT HAD TO BE SOME WITH THE TRANSAXLE I REBUILT IT AND THE SAME THING HAPPENED THEN SUDDENLY IT CAME TO MY MIND THAT I SAW...
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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.7L high mount brake light VIN: 3D7KS28CX5
hello to all whom offered their help on this one, after unhooking the trailer brake controller, changeing the brake light switch and checking the entire circuit from the underhood fuse box back to the rear of the truck, with no findings, I had another truck, d...
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1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Noise VIN: 1FMDU24E3X
It was the balance shaft assembly. We took the motor back out of the vehicle pulled both pans and looked close at the balance shaft. There were a couple of cracked teeth on the inside of the balance shaft assembly not on the drive gear but the internal two gea...
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2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Pats VIN: 1FMRU156XY
Well this one is finally closed with a Fix. Thanks to everone for all the Great help. I could not have repaired it without your help and assistance.After going to the Locale locksmith as suggested and had the new lock and Keys checked for the right Transponder...
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2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTRW08LX1
thanks to all who replied the fuel psi wasnt the issue and tried 2 new mass air sensors customer didnt want to spend anymore time or money my next step was going to be pcm Trouble codes: P0171, P0174 (System lean bank 2), P1131 (Lack of heated o2 bank 1 sensor 1), P1151 (Heated o2 bank 2 sensor 1).
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2002 Ford Windstar Limited 3.8L No Start, Backfires VIN: 2FMZA55462
Thanks to all that replied, the prevailing theme was that the coil was bad so I spent some of her hard earned money and replaced it, and it fired right up. I did inspect the old coil for cracks and found none and measured the resistance between terminals and f... Trouble codes: P0353 (Coil problem), P0354.
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK57W9X
the exhaust cam gear had sheared the pin and spun the gear around causing valve timing to be incorrect. the gear i'm referring to is pressed on the cam and the pin has absolutly NO WAY TO JUST FALL OUT. this gear will mesh with the the cam drive gear which is ... Trouble codes: P0108, P0302.
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1998 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Engine VIN: S8JKX6241W
we pulled the valve covers and checked chains all were tight and tensioners looked good ,the vibration from the dipstick tube was really strange ,so we ran a Wynn's oil flush product Thur and changed the oil ,we used the snappy video camera up the drain plug a...
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2004 Kia Optima EX 2.4L No Start VIN: KNAGD12664
Well its fixed and we have another happy customer thanks to the techs from iATN. Thanks for all the responses which made us think and recheck sensors although they were checking out good, including the Ignition failure sensor. Even when we had visually inspect...
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1990 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L No Start
This one is fixed! Have not had much time to work on it because my shop is very small and very busy. I changed the fuel fouled plugs, unplugged the MAF, and it started right up. Got new MAF and sent it on it's way. I just want to thank everyone for being so he... Trouble codes: 29 (ECM Memory check), 17 (Throttle Position Sensor Fault).
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2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L Hesitation VIN: SALNY222X3
We replaced the intake, and all is good. Truck runs great thank you to all the techs that replied. We had to replace the intake plenum, the valves internal to it were broken and flopping around. These valves would close when the engine would pull air into the ... Trouble codes: 1319 (Unknown), 0304 (Misfire 4), 0305 (Misfire 5).
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2003 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Suspension VIN: ILNHM82W43
We removed the sway bar to make sure the integral bushings were good, and they were. The vertical links were then removed and inspected. The left side joints were smooth when moving them up and down in the sockets, but the right side sockets would be hard to m...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L soft top VIN: WDBLK70G9Y
it turns out that the people who installed the radio connected the soft top swith to the esp connector and vice versa causing the light in soft top switch to be on all the time and since wrong wire soft top would not work thanks for the input
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2006 Mini Cooper 1.6L 2-3 Shift VIN: WMWRC33516
WELL, CAR IS GONE. WE REPLACED SHIFT UNIT IN TRANSMISSION. IT WAS ONLY 3 BOLTS AND AN EASY FIX. WE CONTACTED ALLDATA TO REQUEST PROCEDURE AND THEY DID FIND IT. THEY SAID THAT THEY WOULD BE ADDING PROCEDURE TO DATA BASE NOW. ALL THAT SAID, THE PROCEDURE CALLS F...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Not Specified VIN: 1G2WP52K81
In response to query of membership regarding inop. ABS,Trac. control.Most likely cause from most replies, regarded broken wiring(possibly inside the outer insulation making it virtually impossible to detect visually) to one or more of the front wheel speed sen...
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2003 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L rear noise VIN: 5Y2SL62833
Thank you for all of your help. I turned the drums and lubed the backing plates. After adjusting the shoes, I drove vehicle and noise was gone. Customer, put 50 miles on it last night and is very pleased. Thanks for the suggestions!!!
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2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G2NF52E8C
THANKS AGAIN TO ALL WHO REPLIED. IT WAS THE CRSNK SENSOR WIRING HARNESS THE WHOLE TIME. EVERY TIME I CHECKED THE CRANK SENSOR IT WOUR CHECK OUT OK AND THE CIRCUIT WIRING ALONG WITH IT. I FINALLY PULLED THE WHOLE LOOM OUT AND FOUND EXPOSED WIRING THE RAN UNDER ...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WVWNA23B5Y
After inspecting the cam journals and finding them in perfect condition.I was stumped, short of a complete tear-down.Pump was replaced.No increase in pressure. Being that the pressure was 27 psi, I did not believe the engine was in danger of failure. So I inst...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L high beams VIN: 3VWCK21C53
well the fix is in! well another case of back to the basics found bad grounds in the high beam headlights assemplies it also afected the fog lights thanks for the 2 replies but as mensioned in the post both headlights switchs were replaced with no change thank...
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2003 Volvo XC70 X/C 2.5L Windshield washer causing static from speakers VIN: YV1SZ59H23
In brief, the problem was a minor annoyance and the customer was not interested in investing much money to diagnose and resolve the problem. I received many helpful posts especially about adding a noise suppressor to the washer pump. The posts are very self ...
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2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L gauges VIN: YV1CN59H44
thanks for everyone that replied. I replaced the CEM and reloaded new software with Vida. Customer picked up car 2 days ago with no problems.
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