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1997 Acura RL 3.5L Compressor VIN: JH4KA9646V
Car came in for a grinding noise, I found that the A/C stator had melted and the clutch was shot. We sold a reman compressor. It blows plenty cold now but when its on Auto or A/C on the compressor doesnt cycle. If its on Econ mode then it cycles normally. If l...
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2001 Acura CL Type-S 3.2L No Start VIN: 19UYA424X1
when ambient air temp is under 53F car starts perfectly. After soaking on a warmer day the car will crank, almost start the first attempt- 2nd attempt will crank only. Car will not start again until ambient temp drops again. Once the car starts, it runs perfec... Trouble codes: 1457 (manuf. controlled aux. emmision controls), 1739 (manuf.contr. transmission)
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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Driveline Vibration VIN: WAUBA24B5X
We recently purchased an Audi A6 Quattro for a loaner car for our shop. After performing the above mentioned repairs the car has a high frequency vibration most noticeable from 30-40 mph and then again at 55-65 mph. The vibration is felt most in the back seat ...
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L PCV Plate VIN: WBAGJ8329W
The noise came back and wanted to know if anyone has had multiple bad plates or something else that needs to maake the repair last longer thana year
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1998 BMW M3 3.2L top VIN: WBSBK033XW
Thank you all in advance for any help you may provide. I replaced the front lock motor as another shop twisted so hard on the manual allen that they broke the gear inside. I locked the top down manuelly and the light on the switch is flashing. I read the intia...
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2001 BMW 750iL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ03471
Hi all, I'm a Mercedes tech by training, but I'm a Bosch service center and work on mostly German cars. This one has me stumped. Both ECM's on this car kick out code 140 Torque imbalance, within one mile after erasing. We have checked for vacuum leaks, fuel pr... Trouble codes: 140 (M73my98 only torque imbalance)
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Ride Control VIN: WBAFB33501
Hello BMW Techs: We've got an X5 and the display intermittently keeps reading Suspension Inactive. We used the BMW GT-1 and the Auto Logic to read the codes. Code 08 we got from the Auto Logic which read Control Time error lifting, number of reports or times i...
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2004 BMW 545i 4.4L tank cap VIN: WBANB33584
I got a intermittent small evap leak. got a code set in dme for 29AE-tank cap. Car has a new genuine bmw gas cap. display comes back on every week for the same code. Smoked the tank and i got leak thru the dust filter. is this normal? or is the leak detection ... Trouble codes: 29AE
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1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L security system VIN: 1G6K52YXVU
this vehicle went to start it and the information cluster says security system fault car may not restart, well its never started, no comunication with scan tool. I,ve tryed unlockin and locking vehicle with key fob with no change, Scan tool says i need to turn...
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1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1G6KD52XYV
just got the subframe back in from doing the heads on this one got security module problem fixed and fire it up to listen to a rattling top end with zero oil pressure. Any ideas would be good. didnt even take the oil pump off the block, or remove the inner cha...
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1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Stall VIN: 1G6KD54Y1X
The car runs fine when it is cold, but when the temp gets to N.O.T. it has a tendency to cut off when you come to a stop. The ipc temperature reading is indicating 220F, but direct temperature reading is at water outlet is reading about 215F. We also replaced ... Trouble codes: P599, U1255 (class 2 initialization error), U1016 (Loss of serial communications PCM), U1088 (Loss of serial communications), U1040 (loss of serial communications), U1040 (loss of serial communications)
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2002 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1G6KD54Y62
Owner complaining that the A/C will not always hold a consistent temperature. Climate control may be set for 65 and may cool to that for a while, then changes to warm air on its own. I am unaware whether a scanner will help to diagnose. I suspect the HVAC Cont...
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1973 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L bat, draw VIN: 1Z37J3S430
Hi everyone, we are lost on an old car that we don't work on. It is a friend of mine's car, we work on modern european cars, so this is foreign to me!! The problem is a parasitic draw of about 350ma. We traced the draw to the alternator(voltage regulator) if w...
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1990 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDC14H3L
Truck was in a month ago with the same problem and we replaced the ECM and ignition module to no effect. Our guy read the posts on IATN and decided that the magnets or shaft on distributor were bad and we recommended a new distributor. the owner declined this ... Trouble codes: 42 (Spark control)
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1995 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L Surge, Stall VIN: 1GNFK16KOS
This first thing that was done is the intake manifold gasket, apon removal noticed the egr ports where completely blocked so I cleaned them out, the car run good put if you in gear and stay at a stop with it in drive the engine starts to surge (not always) my ...
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1998 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 7.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGK29J8W
Came back to me NO performance issues just check engine light, Scanning the truck I see the bank 1 down stream O2 sensor read very low .01mv sometimes jumps up to .06 and bank 2 downstream sensor is cycling between .2 and .6 (i consider normal)is it? These are... Trouble codes: 137 (O2 low voltage bank 1 sensor 2), 172 (Fuel trim rich bank 1), 175 (Fuel trim rich bank 2)
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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L rear temp door actuator VIN: 1GNEC13Z62
Hi Fellow Techs, We have this Tahoe(the shop owners brother's)which is giving us fits with the rear A/C temp actuator. We are able to scan codes (BO434) but cannot get data from our Genesys. We found a bulletin #06-01-39-015A pertaing to a controll module tha...
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2003 Chevrolet Tracker LT 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2CNBJ13C53
03 tracker,4 cyl auto,running rich,hard starting,fouling plugs,no codes,checked datastream,everything checks out,fuel pressure ok,o2 sensors switching ok coolent temp within range,tp sensor reading ok,have checked all sensors,tried a computer still running ric...
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2004 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L security VIN: 1GCDT13X84
posting this for a good friend. vehicle was purchased about three years ago as a flood or water damaged vehicle, no problems until now. apparent pass-key problem, security light will flash and vehicle will not start. leaving key on until security light stops b...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L noise VIN: 1GCHK23U55
This truck runs great but makes a whistle on light acceleration from the intake area. Much louder when towing. Sounds like a vacuum leak but unable to find one. Could it be a cracked intake? Thanks in advance.
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1996 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.5L No Start, Cuts out 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. the vehicle starts for 2 seconds than shuts off i have good fuel pressure and good spark. i can st...
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1999 Daewoo Lanos SE 1.6L valve cover VIN: KLATC5260X
have a good one here as seen.Car came in running bad checked for codes had p0304 valve cover leaking and spark plug boots oil soaked installed new plugs and wires and valve cover gasket car left and came back 3 days later with valve cover leaking oil.Has anyon...
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1995 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2B4GH2531S
After the fuel pump was replaced this veh ran o k for a couple of days according to the owner. when he called me his word was the same as before. we checked for codes none where found checked for spark and fuel. the fuel presure was low and fluctuating. we put...
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2004 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L No Start VIN: WD2PD44374
The vehicle was towed in. The clients stated the vehicle was running "funny" then died. The client sometimes started the vehicle with starting fluid. We tried the same with a small amount. (I know big NO, NO) the engine fired right up. So, no internal mechanic... Trouble codes: P1482 (Glow plug), P2136 (Throttle pedal sensor), P2142 (Exhaust gas recirculation)
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2005 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES56C65
Hi All got one here that I dont get. Probably cant see forest for the trees. Anyway 05 neon 2.0l as soon as I run engine at 1500 rpm I get code p0303, checked and replaced plug and wire. ( wire boot was bad) didnt help.disconnected #3 injector while running r... Trouble codes: P0303
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2007 Dodge Caliber SE 1.8L rear window defogger VIN: 1B3HB28CX7
Rear window defogger inoperative- no codes in any module. Can activate the defogger with scan tool thru the front control module. 12 volts present at the control head and 12 volts from defogger switch going to the Cabin Compartment node(instrument cluster. Whe...
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1991 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.0L Stall VIN: 1FDEE14N8M
Engine Performance problem 1991 Ford E-Series Van V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 159000 miles Cranks fine, runs great, then reaches operating temperature and dies. Checked codes got an 87, swapped out fuel pump relay - no change, swapped out coil - no change, ...
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1997 Ford F-150 4.6L temp gage VIN: 1FTDX1862V
I have checked this truck 2x,replaced the thermostat once and flushed the cooling system 2x.It doesn't appear to have a blown head gasket(no water in oil)I just don't see any problem with it,any ideas?
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2003 Ford Explorer Sport XLT 4.0L drivetrain VIN: 1FMZU73K13
Hello Everyone! I have a little puzzle here , This Explorer came back few days after we installed two tires on it and rear parking brake shoes . What happens now is that vehicle had little "shudder " feeling at times when driving , it had now eventually progre...
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2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX18W13
Truck misfires intermittently, neither engine temp nor run time seem to affect the condition. Normally occurs worst at around 1800 RPM's (45 MPH). I tried swapping the coilpacks between #8 & #5 condition remained the same. Then swapped the plugs #8 & #5, same ... Trouble codes: P0308
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2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Module VIN: 1FTPX14564
Please help ford techs,this f150 has abs light on with code b1342 faulty control module. Cleared codes and light pretty much stays on and code resets shortly. Checked for data buss codes for other systems and no other codes. All- data has no flow chart to foll...
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2006 Ford Mustang 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1ZVFT80N06
need help, i have this 2006 mustang in the shop, customer sayes it its over heating and pushing coolent out the rad cap, presure tested rad cam, it didn't hold any presure, replace cap, ran car. gauge climbs to the middle and stayes there, and the rad fan cycl...
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1993 GMC Sonoma 4.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GTCS19W4P
Severe midrange hesitation caused by loss of Vortec tuning valve control. ECM will not command Intake Tuning Valve on. That's the problem, period. Symptom is pronounced hesitation and sputtering during mid-range acceleration. This is when tuning valve is sup...
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2000 GMC Sonoma SLS 4.3L Oil leak VIN: 1GTCT19W6Y
This GMC is cursed! Finally fixed a misfire and now it's started leaking oil. Start over, engine replace by another shop, came to me to fix misfire they couldn't figure out. Shimmed crank sensor and fixed misfire. Now customer is back with a oil leak, appears ...
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2003 GMC Safari 4.3L Won't run monitors VIN: 1GKEL19X33
Followed 'shopkey' drive cycle to the letter several times, verified coolant and IAT parameters, fuel level, brake switch, cold start. Have even disconnected battery again, running drive cycle then results in all monitors completed EXCEPT O2 and EVAP. http://...
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2004 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L a/c comp. VIN: 2GTEC13T14
if yoy look at data. it say a/c permission granted but also says a/c switch off. if you push a/c switch and hold it down it says on but compressor does not engage. is there a way to reprogram module. all my test say bad part module. also inside air temp reads ...
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2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Stall VIN: JHLRD2849-
This CRV floods itself like crazy. Vehicle was towed in as a no start. pulled plugs, they were dripping with fuel and sooty. If I clean and dry the plugs, and blow out the cylinders, the vehicle will start immediatly, then die after running 1-2 sec. When i pul...
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2004 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L End cover VIN: JHMES966X4
Vehicle returned this week with a crack in the end cover near the lube oil pressure test port? Is this a common problem? Has anybody else ran across this? I have a hard time believing it was cracked when it left (used installed in 11-09) and took all this time...
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2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN4D34U
Why catylist is bad, although sensors are functioning normaly. Is this a common problem? I really would like to avoid putting a very $$ convertor on this. Mica Trouble codes: P0420
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1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L power steering VIN: SAJHX1243V
Car at idle steering is pretty hard.As I give a little gas steering becomes normal so we replaced power steering pump and the problem stayed the same.Then we replaced The rack and pignon steering also did not help.Wanted to ask if anyone had any ideas.
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L a/c compressor VIN: SAJDA01C91
a/c compressor relay not being grounded by pcm.occasionally turning car off and back on,system works normally.voltage drop circuit from pcm to relay,tests good.flags code p1460.monitored throttle and pedal position sensors,both look good.checked evap tenp sens...
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1994 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L Interior VIN: 1J4FJ78SXR
My customer has brought in her 1994 Jeep with the complaint it has had smoke out of the column on 2 diffrent occasions. It only happens after long drives (hour plus) and nothing seems to be affected (yet). My best suggestion is to tear into it and look around ...
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2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Cruise control VIN: 1J4GL48K72
We are having problems with this unit. we have checked all powers and grounds, and have energized unit with scan tool, everything works. But when we energize unit with switch we have power to unit for about 20 seconds and then power is lost (power is supplied ...
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1997 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L driverside blower VIN: SALPV1242W
Hey guys i have this Range Rover that the air conditioning wont blow out the vents or change to defrost . i found filters under hood and was dirty but didnt help , the blower on passenger side works, drivers side dont and has no power does have two grounds ? i...
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2003 Lincoln LS 3.0L climate control VIN: 1LNHM86S63
car came in customer complaint was car blows hot as soon as you turn the temperature setting above 60 on the control head. once you turn the dial to 65 or higher it blows hot. Also the customer said the battery went dead a few months ago a the car hasn't seeme...
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1995 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start VIN: JM1NA3530T
We changed the timing belt on this car and now it will not start. The belt timing is correct with crank gear notch aligned at 12 oíclock to pointer on front housing, exhaust and intake cams aligned with the marks on the front cover and 19 belt teeth between I ...
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1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L no charge VIN: 4A3AK44Y4T
according to the owner the problem started when something in the dash shorted when he was messing with the radio (aftermarket) I have looked for burned wires there, but none to be found. I have 12V from the 2 white wires, 12V on the 2 field wires, a good groun...
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2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport ES 3.0L Valve Seals VIN: JA4MT31HXY
Good Morning: This vehicle came in with the complaint of excessive oil consumption. Raised the vehicle and checked for oil leaks. Found one small one but not enough to justify the usage. I let the vehicle idle and while it did not smoke while idling, it did le...
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2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51A3Y
CODE PO430 EFFIENCY LOW BANK 2 , ( MODE 6 TID03 -CID 02 FAILED VALUE 178 // TID 04 CID 02 FAILED VALUE 45 FAILED, I COULD NOT FINE ANY INFO ON THESE TID FROM ALDATA OR SNAP ON, DOES ANY ONE KNOW WHERE TO GET THIS INFO. DEALER WEB SIT ??. THE FF. GLOBAL HAS STF... Trouble codes: P00, 430 (Cat. Effiency code low bank 2)
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2007 Nissan Frontier XE 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1N6BD06T27
Hello everyone, I have a strange one here. White smoke from exhaust if you run it hard it goes away but at a idle the oil will build up or if you shut it off for 5-10 minutes it will smoke heavily like valve guide seals are bad. Removed cylinder head and had i...
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1989 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L No Start, Stall, No start cold VIN: 1G2FS2185K
Hi Y'all ! I have this firebird formula 350 5.7 ! It wont start when cold and has spark, no injector pulse. (HMMMMM #1) Spraying starting fluid gets it going and then it starts ok. While cranking There is finally a little glow on the noid light and then a dull... Trouble codes: 52 (Customer had unplugged timing connector DUH)
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2000 Saturn LS2 3.0L Fuel pressure VIN: 1013073673
Car came with a no start,no fuel pressure dropped tank fuel pump and gas tank were full of rust, replaced fuel pump and clean out gas tank,still no pressure had tech check all wiring and pump was not getting voltage pulled fuel pump relay and all signals there...
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2002 Saturn SL 1.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZF52862
This saturn come in with an apparent missfire in cylinder # 4. After some diagnosing it is found that coil pack for # 1&4 is bad. replaced it and car ran great. After the weekend the pile was back with a missfire. This time it seemed a little worse. scanner sh... Trouble codes: P0300
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2007 Toyota Tundra 5.7L compressor VIN: 5TBBV54117
Some help from toyota techs please. I have this tundra and the compressor does not turn on. the a/c light flashes on the dash after about 3 seconds of turning it on. I have found that the relay is not being grounded. traced back to a/c amplifier which controls...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L cooling fan VIN: WVWPD63B21
Hi everyone, we have this problem child in the shop 2001 VW Passat. Originally came with cooling system mapping codes, we did the usual, t-stat and cooling switch combo, replacing with new updated green sensor. Now we have cooling fan running all of the time r...
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2003 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT64B03
thanks to everyone i replaced fuel cap even couldnt find any leak vehicle didnt come back yet so i think its fixed
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2006 Audi A3 2.0L Hvac Blower VIN: WAUMF78P36
THANK YOU DOMINIC AND JEFF. I HAVE NOT REPLACED A BLOWER MOTOR ON A A3 BEFORE. SO BEFORE I DIVE IN TO A FIX I LIKE INFO. THIS WAS A VERY EASY JOB, JUST REMOVE GLOVE BOX AND BLOWER MOTOR TWISTS OUT. FAN DOES NOT TURN MOTOR FROZEN.NEW MOTOR COMING.JEFF THANX FOR...
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1997 BMW 318i 1.9L No Start, No spark VIN: WBABH8320V
After convincing myself that i was right the first time I ordered a new crankshaft sensor and after I installed it the car started up and ran fine. You would think after all of these years I would know better than to try a used part. Thanks for all of the repl...
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2000 BMW 740i 4.4L MIL Lamp on
Sorry to waste anyone's time here, but I am thinking that the new software that I downloaded to my Launch X431 has a bug in it. I am trying to get the customer back so I can use older software and see if I still gets the "Crazy" codes it was giving me. The x43... Trouble codes: 1, 3, 0, C, 1, 3, 0, 17 (Please refer to relevant technical manual), 1, 3, 0, 1A, 1, 3, 0, 11 (Please refer to relevant technical manual).
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAZ334X3
Dropped fuel tank and found that the fuel vapor detection sensor was bad. Replaced the bad sensor and updated software. Cleared the CEL and test drove. Thanks to all you who responded, Trouble codes: P1429 (Primary electric air pump failure).
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2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L compressor VIN: 5UXFA535X3
Thanks for all of your help.I was able to clear all of the codes in the a/c module with my snap on verus with euro software.After clearing the codes when I turned the a/c on I could see a 13 volt signal for a few seconds and then it would go back to 4 volts.Th...
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2005 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Transfer Case VIN: 5UXFB5352L
Thank you to all that replied and a special thanks to Eric from Canada who hit it right on the head...it was the Actuator assembly on the transfer case that was bad...the plastic gears were if fact bad! We replace the transfer case actuator assembly and the ve...
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2000 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Electrical VIN: 1G4HR54K6Y
Hi All!!! THANKS to all that tried to help!!! We had to turn this one loose to the Customer because we could NEVER get the symptoms to show. And so far, since they have had the car back, neither could they! Maybe a "one time" glitch??? UNKNOWN T...
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2007 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.5L No Start VIN: 3G5DA03L77
thanks for the help, replaced pcm & had programmed, runs like a top, its nice to bounce these problems off of several shoulders, what a great site!!! Trouble codes: P0335 (Crk sensor).
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1980 Chevrolet C70 C7D042 6.0L Brake Hose VIN: C17DBAV134
Thanks for all the ideas. I ended up using steel line with 3 loops in it to hopefully take up any slight movement. I did find a hose at CarQuest that was the right length (SP5772), but required adapters on each end to attach to the 5/16 line. The inner dia...
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1991 Chevrolet Cavalier VL 2.2L Unknown VIN: 1G1JC5443N
Thanks to all the 22 replies it was the IC modual we had it tested at auto zone they sead the old one was good so we kept racking the brain and more and more replies kept saying ICM so we pugt everything in new crank sensor,ICM,coil paks runs like a champ now ...
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1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L transfer case operation VIN: 1GNDT13W7X
Yes the transfer case control module was at fault ,but, the dash switch was also faulty due to the customer repeatedly hitting it trying to get it to work properly.I replaced the switch and module and turn signal switch now all is well.Thank You all for the a...
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2002 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCDT13W92
Okay, I had multiple issues. I didnít have any spark, so I checked the coilís primary and secondary resistance and it tested within the specs I found online. I pulled off the ignition module and took it to Auto Zone and that was good but I still didnít have a...
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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Surge, Stall VIN: 1G1JF52FX2
Thanks to all, what fixed it in the end is getting it reflashed. After analysing everything to death we decided it would be worth the money to get it flashed and try. It runs better now and the car is gone. Anybody have an affordable aftermarket reflash system...
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2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHG35R02
Thanks for all you're help, fixed the van Saturday morning finally adjusted the timing adjustable or not assume the timing chain is stretched a little, works perfect. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0300.
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2007 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Accessories VIN: 1GNFK16347
I HAD NO CLEAR FIX FROM FELLOW TECHS. SUGGESTIONS WERE GOOD BUT DID NOT FOLLOW DESCRIPTION OF CODITION. TO CLARIFY, DOOR COMPONENTS WERE ORIGINAL TO THIS VEHICLE. ALL THE BODY SHOP DID WAS DISCONNECT WIRING AND REATTACH AFTER PAINTING DOOR. PDM WOULD NOT COMMU...
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2004 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Stall VIN: 2B8GP44L64
Thanks for the help. I did advise my farmer friend. About the responces I got. It seen the many have seen this. It was a new one on me. Aparently when you fill up all the way, liquid fuel gets into the EVAP line running to the canister. As soon as it gets into...
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1994 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR14A1R
It was a bad dis module the new one I installed forgot to install the ground screw installed screw truck started right up thanks for all the help!!
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1996 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Misfire VIN: 2FTEF15N0T
Well I have a miscommunication of symptoms, an erroneous scan tool reading and me, who didn't test drive the car before starting. The repair order stated, "engine running rough, had codes pulled, were misfire codes". So I grabbed the IDS, and found cylinder 1... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire).
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2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L battery draw VIN: 1FDXF46P14
Thanks to all that posted replies. Although none specifically helped fix the truck, it gave me more to look at all together. The problem ended up being the alternator harness plug had been replaced sometime before. What looked like factory heat shrinks were ac...
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2005 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L Actuator VIN: 2GTEK13TZ5
YES YOU CAN REMOVE THE PASSENGER AIR BAG AND I ALSO REMOVED THE UPPER INSTRUMENT PANEL IT COMES OUT IN ABOUT 5 MIN AND ALLOWS YOU TO LOOSEN THE SCREWS FOR DUCT DIRECTLY ABOVE THE ACTUATOR. SMALL HANDS AND PATIENCE ARE NEEDED ALONG WITH A PRY BAR TO GENTLY LIF...
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1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 621H572888
Well once again thanks to all for the usefull information. Winston form California and Joseph from Pensylvannia gave me a some insight on how this Odysseys act up when a coil is bad. Customer came back I checked the OBDII monitors all passed no stored or act... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random cylinder misfire), P0301 (Misfire cylinder number 1), P0303 (Misfire cylinder number 3), P0304 (Misfire cylinder number 4), P0305 (Misfire cylinder number 5), P0306 (Misfire cylinder number 6).
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2004 Honda Accord DX 2.4L Lack of power VIN: 1HGCM66813
UNABLE TO RESOLVE CUSTOMERS PROBLEM. CUSTOMER WILL COME BACK WHEN PROBLEM REOCCURS WITHOUT HESITATION IF POSSIBLE, BUT THE FREQUENCY OF REOCCURANCES THIS REQUEST MAY WELL EXPIRE FIRST. I'LL ADD ANY MORE INFO I GET TO THIS. I DROVE THE CAR SO FAR ONE WEEK WITHO...
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2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L at rear of engine VIN: JHLRD68575
Posting this summary for now, waiting for customer to bring back in then I'll change to fix. Several people said there is a plug in the back that has a washer on it like a drain plug. Thanks for those that responded.
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2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L No Start VIN: KMHCG45C22
sorry it took so long, but costomer scraped car didnt want to put out the money for new ecm thanks for all the input guys, sorry agai n for the wait just forgot about it after the car had gone
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2004 Infiniti QX56 5.6L rear diff VIN: 5N3AAD8C84
Somedays you over think things and over look the obvious. Found rear u-joint front driveshaft bad, did not see first time due to cover over rear joint. Replace joint OK now. Thanks for all the input and sorry for late response. David
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1997 Isuzu N NPR 3.9L upshift VIN: JALB4B1K4V
FIX INVOLVED REPLACING NEUTRAL SWITCH AND ACCEL PEDAL ASSY DUE TO RUST AND STICKING, ADJUSTED TPS.
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1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Battery drai VIN: SAJGX2048X
Thanks to all for the input- the customer called and has decided to hold on any additional testing. We suspect the instrument cluster at this point but cannot confirm that. Thanks again, Greg and crew
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Misfire VIN: SAJEA53C32
We have fixed this car, removed intake and the rear valve cover, found that the intake cam was advanced one tooth. We used the end of the cam where there is a square knotch cut out as a guide, set both of them at 12 o'clock, now engine runs well, no lights, d... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random/multiple misfire detected), P0301 (Misfire detected cylinder 1), P0303 (Misfire detected cylinder 3), P0305 (Misfire detected cylinder 5), P1316 (Unknown), P1313 (Unknown).
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1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GZ58S5S
well some suggested that we had a small intake leak so we did one, nope still screwed, so we tried a timing chain, sure had a lot of play, even checked indexing when we were done. nope still has exact problem. have to do some money jobs and jump on this in a f...
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J8GW58NX3
thanks for the posts. i did check the resistance of the injectors and they all tested good and even. there may still be one acting up when it gets hot . i talked to the customer and they did not want to spend any more money on this jeep with me tearing apar...
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2004 Land Rover Discovery HSE 4.6L seat back VIN: SALTP19414
I wasn't able to help this customer. Two replies suggested making sure seat bottom was locking securely in place. It was. Seat back will not latch unless seat bottom is locked. Customer is researching/appealing to Rover for assistance. I suspect he will get no...
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1998 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L Suspension VIN: 1LNFM92V8W
SORRY TO SAY NOT COMPLETELY FIXED REMOVED BOTH FRONT SOLENOIDS REPLACED O-RINGS AND FITTINGS VEHICLE SEEMS TO BE MUCH BETTER NOT DROPPING DOWN AS FAR AS IT DID BEFORE OVERNIGHT. CUSTOMER IS GOING TO PICK IT UP AND IF IT DROPS DOWN AGAIN PROBABLY WILL HAVE TO D...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Battery VIN: WDBGA43E9S
Hi again, and thanks very much to all who took the time to respond. Several of you hit the nail on the head. It was the heater fan resistor/controller. I had left the car for 20 to 30 minutes while I checked everything before, but everything except the fan re...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L cooling fan VIN: WDBJF65J8Y
Turns out the wire from the fan module to the fan (black with white stripe) was pinched under a bolt causing a partial intermittant short. This would drag down the pulse width modulated signal from the sam to the fan module to .8V, should be 8V. After fixing t...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG 5.5L Monitor System VIN: WDBNG74J44
thank you for all your responses, specially the tech from Florida who took his time and give me a call.. we replaced all tire sensors and system is working as designed... thank's all..
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2000 Mercury Cougar V6 2.5L Charging VIN: 1ZWHT613X5
Thank you for all your replies. We replaced the three wire plug and the small single plug on the alternator. Problem solved. When we cut the small single plug apart there was just a hint of green where the wire is crimped into the conector. She stopped in yes...
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1997 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L Obdii monitors VIN: 1P3EJ46C4V
THANKS FOR ALL THE RESPONSCES. ABRAHAM OF CALIF WAS RIGHT. REPLACE PCM AND ALL BUT THE O2 HEATER MONITOR RAN WITHIN FIVE MILES. THE O2 HEATER MONITOR RAN AFTER THE ENGINE WAS OFF. THANK SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP
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1997 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BF22K6V
Thank you so very much for all your help I call this a fix most of you mentioned to look at the vsv in the engine conportment and that was the problem . replace with the oem part and all is good . special thanks to Lloyd [...] and may you get a blessed day. n... Trouble codes: P0441 (Evap incorect purge).
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Pressure Plate VIN: 3VWSB81HXV
Well I think we got a solid lesson in "self-adjusting" clutch cables from VW. It turns out there is a procedure for "holding" the clutch cable together before you disconnect it from the transmission. And there is another procedure for pulling it together if yo...
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