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2004 Acura TL 3.2L Air Tempature VIN: 19UUA66264
Car came in because the customer was complaining that the center air vent has different air temperatures from side to side. Outside air, 88 degrees Far left air vent 60 degrees Center left air vent 56 degrees Center right air vent 69 degrees Far right ...
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2006 Acura RSX 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC54896
vehicle came in with a check engine light with above codes . replaced valve control solenoid and rocker arm pressure switch . When you drive vehicle after a couple of miles and enigne warmed up , on scanner you can watch valve control switch turn on and when i... Trouble codes: P2646, P1009
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2007 Audi A4 Quattro Cabriolet 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDF48H67
Hey Audi Techs...This car runs very well with good power, but the fuel trims at idle are +25...the max. We smoke tested the induction expecting to find a substantial vacuum leak...no such luck, the system is quite tight! Normal driving allows for normal fuel t... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 too lean), P0300 (pending...misfire codes), P0306 (pending), P0304 (pending)
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2000 BMW 330ci E46 2.8L Exterior Temp
I have this BMW in which the front bumper was replaced some time ago and the exterior temp never worked right since. Customer decided they wanted it fixxed so i took a look. the sensor and connector was missing. So i ordered the proper connector and sensor fro...
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1997 Buick Century Limited 3.1L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2G4WY52M7V
Good afternoon all. I've got me a little gem that has reduced me to throwing parts at it. What it's doing is it bucks and backfires when moderate throttle is applied and then it'll do it at very little throttle and somtimes at idle. Then it becomes grey diffic... Trouble codes: P0420
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1999 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52K4X
Car was towed in with the complaint of customer was driving and went to make a turn and the car shut off on her. Customer also stated that the oil light and check engine light came on at that time. I went out to start it had to hold the gas pedal at about half... Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel System too Rich Bank 1), P0101 (MAF Performance/Range)
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1993 Chevrolet S10 EL 2.8L turnsignal VIN: 1GCCS19R8P
Need alittle help. All data does not give clear instuctions on removal of turnsignal stock and switch . This being my first on this older style column I am having trouble getting this apart . I have removed the wheel,turnsignal switch but need help with the st...
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1994 Chevrolet G30 Chevy Van 5.7L Mechanical VIN: IGBJGB1K7R
Hello chevy guys,we normally work on imports so i need help with this chevy van. After cold start up engine starts without any noise. When the engine is started warm after being shut off for about 10 minutes the engine makes a knocking noise for about 3-4 seco...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L dash battery Light VIN: 2GCEK19T21
Help!! Good long time customer, came with intermittent battery light displayed on dash (volt meter shows 13V) when this happens. Had failure while in shop,with light on, per history responses in iatn disconnected conector from alternator dash light should go o...
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2004 Chevrolet Avalanche 2500 8.1L noise VIN: 3GNGK22G94
hello, This truck when it gets hot sounds like a bird is in it. it makes a constant low rpm squeak. if u raise the rpm it will go away. it does follow rpm speed.Higher rpm= Faster squeak.@ about 2500-3000 rpm it goes away completely. if u let the truck cool do...
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1992 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.8L blower motor VIN: 1C3XV66L8N
Car was burning wires back at the ignition switch. Replaced switch and wires kept heating up so did a trace and traced wire back to blower motor. Changed blower motor and problem continued with wires heating up. Checked for blower motor resistor but found no r...
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1999 Chrysler Concorde LXi 2.7L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD46R8X
Installed a new evaporator core due to leaking. Put everything back together, customer picked up vehicle and next day brought back in due to vehicle stalling. First test indicated the cam sensor was bad. Replaced it and now its come back with the stalling issu... Trouble codes: P0351, P0352, P0353, P0354, P0355, P0356
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2000 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L Not Spark VIN: 1C3EJ56H6Y
I got this car yesterday, came towed, it Cranks very Good but NOT SPARK. Scanner (Modis) hooked up PIDs for Crank and Cam sensors shows YES while cranking. Tachometer Showing 160 RPM (sometimes 192 rpm) while cranking ( on Modis Screen). Not Trouble Codes and ...
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L Misfire VIN: 2C4GP443X1
I inherited this one from another shop. The customer complains that van will start making a noise it will start running rough intermittently. Previous shop replaced wires, coil pack, #3 injector, lower intake gasket, injector harness. When I got the vehicle it...
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1993 Dodge Shadow 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B3XP24D2P
Ok gents I have a strange dodge problem. after a hot soak (driven in the hottest part of the day, 105*) if you let the car sit for 2 to 3 min. it will hard start. Cranks fine but acts as thought it is flooded. puffs black smoke out the exhaust O2 sensor reads ...
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2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Fan Clutch VIN: 3D7MR48C95
Poor a/c cooling at idle.Fan disengages,pressures go wild,bumps high pressure switch a few times then fan engages & all is well.Actually I have three Ram 3500's doing this.Dodge partsman says seldom sells electro clutch.Freon charge is perfect. Fan clutch is 4...
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2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.9L Compressor VIN: 1D7KS28C37
ok guys, here is a tough one hope someone can shed some light and help us out, truck came in originally with no ac complaint, testing determined tipm unit failure, replaced with mopar tipm and worked great for about two days. retest system and comes back showi...
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1985 Ford Ranger 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTBR10C5F
Hello All:I'm trying to replace the camshaft in this truck and don't have the tool to compress the lifter to remove the followers I seem to think there was a way i did it before but it has been so many years that i don't remember how.All help will be appreciat...
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1986 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat 5.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTDF15NXG
Thanks for any help. This truck was"built"from two trucks.seems well done.after drive and hot soak fuel pressure will drop to about 10psi.normally pressure is about 32 to 35 depending on load. Both pumps are on same circuit. High pressure pump is new.the truck...
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1997 Ford F-150 4.6L monitors not run VIN: 1FTEF17W3V
This customer is trying to get this vehicle smogged, it fails for the pcm monitors not setting. I have tried to get them to set by driving the vehicle without turning the key off, still wont set. No codes, no pending codes, but the monitors will not go through...
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1998 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTZR15X6W
Thanks in advance I have this 98 Ranger in from another shop they did a motor swap 7 months ago and now there is no reading on the scan tool they put a 2002 motor in it will this cause the scan tool not to read ive checked fuses and the grounds and still no lu...
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2002 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L back fires starting VIN: 1FAHP6A024
This car starts ok cold ,engine sometimes runs rough for a fell seconds ,then will run smooth . Runs well , on hard accellation smooth and has good power. shut off engine and let it sit ,then on restart takes two to three trys before it starts. It back fired a... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305
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2002 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L rear a/c VIN: 1FDXE45F52
Friend of mine just started a shuttle service. Brought me this 25 passanger modified (fiberglass bubble) van. The rear a/c unit does not get cold, blower and all other functions work, but compressor does not kick on. I have good pressure in the front and rear ...
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L Stall VIN: 1FTNW21S84
This truck dies when you come to a stop. When it does, it sets speed sensor codes PO720 and PO722. Other than the stalling it runs perfectly. Monitored speed sensor, no variation while driving or when idling. When at idle, speed seems normal. Any suggestions... Trouble codes: P0720, P0722
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1994 GMC G2500 Vandura 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: IGDEG25KRF
Need help on this van.It will fire up and idle good if you try to drive it very easy it seems to do fine.Under normal or hard driving conditions it will fall flat on its face and stumble badly sometimes stall it acts like its getting to much fuel.If you unplug...
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1995 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 6.5L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GDKC34F3S
Customer stated that on several occasions while climbing or just driving on the flat the vehicle rpm would drop to idle and remain there. No pedal response at all. If you shut the vehicle off and restart you could continue on normally. I scanned the computer a... Trouble codes: 31 (Map input low), 27 (APP 2 cicuit fault), 23 (APP 1 circuit fault), 22 (APP 1 circuit low), 65 (APP 3 circuit range), 99 (APP 2 5 volt ref fault)
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2001 GMC Savana 1500 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTFG15WO1
Thanks in advance.I have this savana 1500 van with 4.3 that is missing under a load between 3500 4000 rpms runs fine under light load and at idle.1 have replaced crank sensor twice,full tune up,fuel pump,distributer,coil and ignitin module.i have checked all c... Trouble codes: P0335, P1381
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2004 GMC Sierra 3500 6.0L No Start VIN: 1GDJC39U54
We have a strange on here. Customer claimed truck strated for a few seconds then died and has not started since. We have fuel pressure,inj. pulse but no spark. Coils have 12V. and ground and ohmed out the control and ref. wires from PCM and coil harness. All f...
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2004 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Reprogramming VIN: 1GKDS13S34
Reprogramming error? where can you get the codes (e000) codes e4491 reprogramming error and e4423 unknown reprogramming error. Line 9, operation b4,error code fd. Line 9, operation b4, error code 77. Line 14, operation ee, error code 0. The ecm took the recali... Trouble codes: E4491 (Reprogramming error), E4423 (Unknown reprogramming error)
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1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L no fuel no spark VIN: 1HGCD5659R
i have a 94 accord that will not start it was running ruff when it frist got here but in the middle of looking at it it cut out preformed some test found that the fuel pump was bad replaced fuel pump now there is fuel but now spark cut out we then checked the ...
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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Takes off in 3RD VIN: 1HGCE18600
Hi techs have this accord that starts its journey in 3rd(presumably) when D4 is selected. Can manually change to 2nd and 4 no other shifts are available. Will shift up once while driving and kick down available while in the top gear. Have read at least one pos...
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1999 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Cuts out VIN: JHLRD1866X
Got a CRV here that intermittently shuts down when the throttle is depressed about 30% or so. If the pedal is continuously held or pressed further the engine will stall followed by a horrible rotten egg smell that seems to eminate from the intake. If the pedal...
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1999 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Engine light comes on Multi misfire. We have changed plug's, coils, and injectors. checked valves cold and cleaned egr ports plus changed valve. Belt timing and fuel pressure are good. Light takes about 24hrs to come back on. Only indication is slight rough id... Trouble codes: 0301 (0302 -), 0302 (0304 -), 0304 (0305 -), 0305 (0303 -), 0303 (0306 -), 0306
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.7L window VIN: KM8SC83D51
vehicle came in would not start and windows would noy roll up or down, wipers would not shut off, and said they found some burnt wires for trailer harness, alarm went off and thats when problems started. i found main fuse in the engine compartment blown, repla...
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2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L battery VIN: KMHDN46D74
vehicle was towed in, quite while running. Battery was discharged. Put in a new battery, checked charging system, tested ok, well within specs. Did a parasitic load test, no excessive draw. Had cust take vehicle. Customer put fifty miles on vehicle in 3 days, ...
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L battery light(charge warning) VIN: SAJEA51D43
For the last month we have had this Jaguar in for a "Battery Light "on, INTERMITTENTLY . It has a code P2503- Charging system voltage low. Every time we check it the alt is charging 13 to 15 volts,but the same P2503 code comes back.ALLDATA has no listing for c...
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1986 Jeep Grand Wagoneer 5.9L Compressor VIN: 1JCNJ15U9G
I converted ac system to r134a and replaced the drier. charged it up to 80% of r12 amount which is 36oz. I tetsed temp at ducts. system goes down to 32-33 degrees at idle. customer picked car up and then a couple of days later stated that when driving ac gets ...
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1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L Ac VIN: 1J4GZ58Y8S
When we got it in,it was not cooling right.we relpace dryer and compesser lines. vac system down.Recharged system.when eng is cold ac is cold,when the eng gets hot Ac gets a little warm.Could the compresser be bad when it gets hot and looses pressure. Please r...
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2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L Starting VIN: 1J8GS48K07
Thanks for the help in advance. This Jeep will blow fuse #19 in the power distribution box.This fuse feeds the ignition switch. I have install a new ignition switch. It will go 3 to 4 days between blowing it. Anyone run across this?
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2001 Kia Optima LX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KNAGD12601
helo, this car runs great,90 % of the time, intermitanly at idle stalls, and idles iratic, starts right back up, but can't rev engine for a short while , then clears up and runs great agin, i tested egr valve, replaced ign parts (was due for a tune up)replaced...
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2003 Mazda MPV EX 3.0L key solenoid VIN: JM3LW28J93
My first thought was it was shifter mechanism. I checked shift interlock according to TSB. Solenoid powers up and pulls lever when in park and brake pedal pushed. Pushed on emergency release lever to see if key would turn, key won't turn to unlock. I disconnec...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Kickdowe VIN: WDBEA92E4R
hi evryone this car came to our shop with kickdowen no working.i checked the wirs,valve and switch . all ok.i found no power came to the kicdowen switch.i jumped wire and test the car ,kickdwen worked fine.i checked the wire from swich to pin 6 (87k)at A/C con...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L convertible top VIN: WDBFA76E4R
I have an SL600 with an inop convertible top. It also has an inop cluster which I though was the cause of both problems but I sent the cluster to Beckmann Tech and that is now working fine. There is a light on the dash now that looks like a shock with an up ar...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Starting VIN: WDBNG75J0Y
Vehicle has intermittent no start, battery good, won't crank. When this happens, instrument cluster displays "ESP" visit work shop, cooling fans are on high speed & no communication with any module. Customer has new key, acts like ignition switch, want to be s...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L no throttle response
Hi, Customer bought this vehicle, towed it to the dealer, dealer told him he needed transmission.had transmission rebuilt at AAMCO transmission. They also replaced the battery. They started the car, it idles but there is no response when you press accelerator ...
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1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Temperature guage VIN: 2MEFM7SW3W
The temperature guage (analog) is inop. Initial indicateions showed a faulty ECT sensor which was replaced. The guage initially worked after replacement of the ECT sensor but for only 1 day. At that point the guage was reading extremely cold. The 5v reference ...
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1998 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L 3-2-1 downshift VIN: 4A3AJ56G2W
Customer picked up car and drove about a week and called to say it was downshifting hard. Drove car cold seems to work ok after it warms up on decel when it reaches 20 mph it has a hard downshift and at 10 mph it has a hard downshift.have checked adjustment on...
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2001 Mitsubishi Mirage ES 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AY26C21
Starts and dies, just like in anti-thief mode, but as far as I know has no anti thief system. I can not tell if it is the ign. or injectors that are shutting off first. I have hooked up a 4 channel lab scope to the crank and cam sensors, they stay solid after ... Trouble codes: P0340
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2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L No Start VIN: JN8DR07Y2J
Tow in No start. has no injector pulse, have voltage at injector PCM not pulsing ground. With a low voltage circut testor the LED will flicker (slightly very dim) while cranking will not light a noid light or test light. Checked main ground and the PCM grounds...
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2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L a/c system VIN: 5N1BV28V04
Hi folks. I have this quest that starting to get on my nerves as well as the owner's. The original complaint was it was blowing cold only on the passenger side, driver side was hot. I test drove it & found it to be warm all around. I checked high/low pressures...
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2005 Nissan Xterra SE 4.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AN08W65
Customer brought in vehicle and stated that the VDC light had been on. He also said it sounded weird on acceleration, like the traction control was engaging and it has stalled when coming back down to idle. We checked it and the only trouble code we found was ... Trouble codes: P0340
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1994 Other GM Commodore VR 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Flat spot off idle VIN: 6HVRK19HRL
This Australian produced vehicle is fitted with a MAP sensed L27 Buick V6 engine in a rear wheel drive layout. Similar US Buick/Pontiac/Oldsmobile vehicles were fitted with the same engine; however I am unsure which ones are MAP sensed. This vehicle has a hesi...
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2003 Pontiac Montana 3.4L transmission VIN: 1GMDX03E13
customer complaint trans wont shift out of first gear road tested trans stays in first gear wont shift out of fist gear checked for faults code p0730 earased fault trans did not change dropped pan no metal but trans fluid is real varnished
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1996 Toyota Tercel STD 1.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT2BC53L7T
hi all i have a 1996 tercel every once and awhile the idle will increase to 2300 rpm for about 25 sec and then drop back to normal. it will do it at any time with no real pattern. i scaned the ecm (no codes) and took a recording when this happened, you can see...
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1998 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L compressor VIN: K0WU060519
Vehicle received at shop with no freon. Found leaking condensor, replaced condensor and drier and recharged system. Compressor would not engage. We then found we could jump the ground and the blue/yellow wire at the a/c amplifier and that would energize the cl...
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2000 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L No Start VIN: 5TBBT4815Y
dear friends, i have this toyota and am unfamiliar with this fuel control system. no fuel pressure and no power to the pump with key on. i understand that the cir open relay energizes the fuel pump relay. have tested the efi, cir open, and fuel pump relays all...
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2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Fuel gauge VIN: JT3HP10V7Y
It's a weird one folks. This is a dual fuel sending unit type tank. Fuel gauge slowly raises to full after the 2 new fuel senders were installed. It is verified there is 1/2 tank of fuel. The resistance has been confirmed at both fuel senders, and at the recei...
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2003 Toyota Prius 1.5L Starting VIN: JT2BK18UX3
We Have this 03 Prius with and intermittent No-Start. Exclamation Point inside triangle lit on upper display. No check engine light on. Lower display has PS - Battery -! lit up and problem message. P3004 is a High Voltage Power Resourse Malfunction. If I let t...
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2006 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7L Cd changer VIN: JTEBU17RX6
I have a 4-runner that will on occasion make a beeping sound when the vehicle is started then eject all of the cd's from the cd changer.you can reload them and everything works fine.i have checked for any tsb's cocerning this problem and found nothing. Custome...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L No Start VIN: 3VWSG69M12
Help! I have a 2002 VW Jetta that apparently the anti-theft immobilizer has been activated. Customer has been sick for several months and doesn't drive the car enough to keep the battery charged. When she tried to start it yesterday, it would not start. Some n...
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2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS33432
REPAIRED BROKEN WIRE IN HARNESS NEAR CAMSHAFT ACTUATOR. Trouble codes: P1525 (Camshaft a open curcuit).
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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBAVB13586
Hello Techs, It is fixed, this vehicle has been out of the shop since last Thursday and customer has not returned. The problem turned out to be bad fuel but this fuel was kind of odd because as I said before the vehicle would start if you crank and accelerat...
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1991 Chevrolet C3500 Silverado 7.4L No Start VIN: 2GCGC29N2M
Thanks everyone for your help. After some helpful info, i found the coil to be bad. I put a test light on the neg side of the coil and compared it to another truck that just came into the shop. Both had the same inputs to the coil, so i swapped the coil and ...
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2003 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNDX03E53
Well just like it was posted i found the plug under the van and was horribly corroded took it apart and cleaned all the connections and sealed it. Here it is almost a week later and so far the van has NOT returned for this problem and have not heard from the c... Trouble codes: C1276 (Delivered torque signal circuit), U1000 (Class 2 data link malfuntion), U1016 (Lost communication with ecm/pcn/vcm).
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L oil prssor VIN: 1GCGC23U84
THANKS FOR ALL THE GUYS WHO REPLIES TO THE REQUEST. AFTER MEIKE MOUSE THE OIL LINES WITH THE OIL PAN & FILTER FOUND A BROKEN CAM BUSHING WHICH PUSHING OIL BACK TO THE OIL PAN & LEVING UPER HEADS WITH NO OIL CUSTOMER REQUEST ENGIN THANKS AGINE
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2005 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G12T52875
THANKS TO EVERYONE , INJECTOR WAS MY PROBLEM , SWAPPED IT TO #4 AND MISFIRE FOLLOWED INJECTOR , EVEN THOUGH IT WAS CONTRIBUTING FINE DURING MY INJECTOR BALANCE TEST , ONCE AGAIN THANKS TO ALL FOR YOUR TIME Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire).
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2008 Chevrolet HHR LT 2.4L Mechanical
Thanks everyone one for the help, sorry i dont have an answer or fix to the problem. The customer declined any further repairs and has traded the vehicle off for a new one. Thanks again for the responses.
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2009 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.9L shift indicator off VIN: 2G1WS57M39
Reflashed the BCM,turned off electronic units(Radios,radar)alls well,thanks Techs!
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2004 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Rotors VIN: 1D4GP25RX4
Hi all, thanks to all for replies .It was new drums out of box. They were out of round . Just cant trust new parts.
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1970 Ford E-300 Econoline Club Wagon 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: E33GHK8344
Sorry for taking so long. Just got the van back into the shop. Very good suggestions. Problem is nothing made any difference. There is no EVAP cannister on it-never was. Tried a fuel pressure regulator/restricter. No change. Definately black smoke. Sputters wh...
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1995 Ford Windstar 3.8L cylinder head VIN: 2FMDA514XS
This van is gone. Most replies told me this problem was very common for this engine. They are a problem child and not to get involved with it. After my experience with this one, I'd have to agree. The things I learned were that my machine shop is not pressure ...
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1999 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, low power VIN: 1FMDU34E8X
thanks for all the replies.turns out that this vehicle had been involved with ford's service program for left side camshaft adjuster replacement.tore the valve cover off and checked camshaft phasing and found it to be 2 teeth off.installed new chain and guides... Trouble codes: P0107, P0112, P1309.
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2000 Ford F-650 7.2L labor VIN: 3FENF65A3Y
I have repaired all of truck except the king pins. I did not ever remember having trouble in the past but it was 11 years ago and I worked in a TRUCK SHOP not an automotive. Thank you for all your replies they were helpful for the other items. This truck has a...
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2002 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP33O72
Hi I want to thank everyone for responding. It did end up being a bad wire on number 2. I had replaced the number 3 and 4 wires and did not replace 1 and 2. If I just would have gone ahead and replaced the other wires it would have been fixed. I did know th... Trouble codes: P0303 (Misfire cylinder 3), P0701 (lean condition).
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2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L batteries VIN: 1FDXE45S55
thanks to everybody who replied, after many hours of trying to fix these,I REPLACED ALTERNATORS with 230 amp pentex alternators,replaced all batteries,& upgrated wiring from 4ga to 2ga rechecked systems for out put,&beleive voltage drop between ground & power ...
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2005 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L temp gauge VIN: 3FAHP37N35
Confirmed car is definitely not overheating, all tests confirm the aftermarket sending unit is not functioning correctly. Thanks for the help. This is one of those cases where the car was indeed diagnosed right the first time by another shop but a defective pa...
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2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU64K55
New fuel pressure sensor fixed this vehicle. Not sure why, but a bad sensor will make the engine idle rough. This was causing an active p0190 only. fuel pump and frp sensor is the fix for this vehicle Trouble codes: P0190.
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2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14584
Thanks to all that replied, to sum things up. The customer declined any repairs and has decieded to sale the vehicle. We informed him of our findings and explained to him our concerns. Because of the low oil pressure and rapid needle fluctuations on the gauge ... Trouble codes: P0022, P0175, P0345.
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2002 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4.2L rear suspension VIN: 1GKBS13SX2
thanks for all of you responses!! i did find the kit at strutmaster , but they had it noted at the bottom that there was no way to turn off air suspension warning light. anyways after all of the research i did customer decided to go with new airbags anywa...
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2001 Honda Accord LX 2.3L ingition VIN: 1N4AA06B24
thanks for all your help called honda and has recall on ingition sending to dealer to be repaired
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2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L head lights VIN: 1C8EC16005
replaced the speed sensor the car has not come back sow it must be fixed thank for all the help i will call the customer the to see if it is not i eill post to let you know
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJEAB51C9
We found the front crank pulley faulty, it did not appear do be a issue but we had a good used one and the problem is fixed, we had not seen this before but nailed it in a timely fashion. Thanks for the persons with some good sugestions. Stewart
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1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1J4FT68S6V
Well guys, I already know what I would need to rebuild this beast. Most of you were right, but it wasn't one planetary, but two, tranny actually has three of them, and the front and read were bad (second and third from front of tranny) and also three trust b...
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2007 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE 4.4L Mil on VIN: SALSK25417
Ok here we go: its one o clock in the morning and my wife is not calling me anymore lol another great night @ the shop loving it!!! Anyway Chris and Frank - thanks so much for your suggestions they are greatly appreciated especially knowing how busy we all are... Trouble codes: U2023 (Can communication with trans module).
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2001 Mazda MPV LX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28Y81
Thanks for the replies, as i had mentioned we had just removed the IMRC manifold to remove carbon an when installing the plenum a wire harness was pinched due to being routed wrong and was rubbing against the IMRC linkage causing 5 hours of unnecessary labor. ... Trouble codes: P1518 (Pin 3 at PCM not going to ground or staying grounded).
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1994 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L Conv Top / Inst Gauges VIN: WDBFA76E4R
So I sent the cluster out to Beckmann Technologies and now the cluster is working as designed but the top still does not work. On the dash there is a light on constantly with what looks like a shop with an up arrow on one side and a down arrow on the other sid...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Suspension VIN: WDBLK65G7Y
right rear non moving stability bar behind differential .torex bolt half turn loose.Body would flex on turns.Over looked because bars are fixed.
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2010 Nissan Versa 1.6L random MIL VIN: 3N1BC1CP3A
Many thanks to Jeff, Brian, Thomas, David and Rodney for their responses. None could help me with Mode $06 definitions. Rodney said that Nissan does not use Mode $06. All encouraged me to send it to the dealer because it's under warranty(See first sentence of ...
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2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5L No Start VIN: 1G3GR62H81
thanks guys for all the input it was the THEFT DETERENT MODULE
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2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G2NF12F72
Well as I was looking for people having the actual same issue it finally came giving me the ammunition to get customer to agree to it, I was leaning towards an ignition switch/area as the car would start if you open it up for few minutes and let interior cool ...
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1998 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L radio VIN: WPOCA2998W
We traced the wiring problem to the final stage blower resistor module, unfortunately very expensive and customer declined the repair.
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2006 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Brake Pad Workshop VIN: WP1AB29P76
thanks to all that replied. helped a lot do not need a scan tool to reset brake pad wear light. after the repair it should off on it's own well what i did was found a old wear indiator cut the wirs just to use the connector strip and tied the wires together t...
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2002 Toyota Echo 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBT12342
Thanks to all the techs for the help. Especially, Gregory who steered me towards a very informative article in 'motor magazine', where the article on Toyota vvt-i system by Dan Marinucci starts in the April/2010 issue and finishes off in the June/2010 issue. ... Trouble codes: P1656.
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Mechanical VIN: 3VWSE69M42
Thank you for everyones replies it seemed like no one really read the post though since I stated the the bearings all checked good, yes I was using a mech. gauge thats how I was able to post the actual oil pressure reading, we replaced the oil pickup as stated...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWST71K96
I didn't receive any data that verified the pressure of the pump being within spec or not, but I did find out that the pump was leaking and I changed the tandem pump, which is the pump on the cylinder head, very simple and viola, the tdi lives. Thanks
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