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2004 BMW 745i 4.4L Accessories VIN: WBAGL63474
Hello, first off this one is a little over my head. This vehicle has a charging problem i think. While driving after vehicle warms up all dash lights and display on dash will go out and then come back in. I noticed it only does it after it has warmed up and on...
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2008 Cadillac DTS 4.6L front windshield VIN: 1G6KD57Y88
Well Cadillac techs or anyone else having this problem on any other car before I need some info on this one. Customer says that the car windshield area makes a houting vibrating noise any where from 65 to 95 MPH. You can feel it on the windshield, sunroof , ro...
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1983 Chevrolet C10 Custom 5.7L Hesitation VIN: 2GCEC14H20
We replaced the engine with what he brought in, we used the original intake, at first with, original rochester carb, tried to get it all set up, and could not get more than 14-15" of vac and base timing ranged from 55-[...]. We have tried to adjust timing ...
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2000 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 2CNBJ13C51
i only have 5 min to test vehical then it starts and runs all day untill i drive it again then let it idle for 15 min and it then acts up again. I will put more info if i get any suggestions to try at this time i have no were to go.
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L Hesitation VIN: 1GBJC39245
Thanks to all who are reading this! This vehicle is a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado C3500HD cab & chassis utility body service vehicle for a petroleum & lift contractor. It is chronicly overloaded to 14,000 lbs+ but usually drives OK. Our shop has been maintaining ... Trouble codes: P1093 (Fuel pressure low during power enrichment)
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1998 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.2L inst. cluster VIN: 1CHD43W719
the cluster on this car drops the tach,speedo and temp gauge fuel gauge still works when the cluster drops out but when you accelerate the fuel gauge slowly climbs to full at 70mph it is at 3/4 tank car runs great shifts good while cluster drops out i seen t...
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2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 3.0L trans VIN: 4C3AGS2H51
bought from auction,car ran and drove fine,went to put on trailer and all lights on the dash stayed on. batt, alt, brake, service engine,and srs. batt brake and srs lights get brighter when engine rev'ed or emergency lever pulled. also trans act like it is in ...
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2004 Chrysler Sebring 2.7L No Start VIN: 1C3EL46R04
Another shop put a new water pump and timing chain kit in it.now it will not start until you disconnect cam sensor,car runs good,flywheel doesn't look its broken.I have take it apart 3 times to make sure the timing chain marks all line up.we are missing someth... Trouble codes: P1391
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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L hard warm start VIN: 3D3U28C13G
Hi fellow techs. Thought i had an easy one here but not so. Im not a cummins expert so deal with me. Truck starts ok cold. has extended crank time when hot, sometimes will not start until cooled. Pre pump ran around 6 psi running and bleeds off fast when shut ...
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2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Park Brake VIN: 1FTNS24292
Hello i have a 2002 e-250 i am having trouble putting the park brake shoes on. It appears the axle hub is in the way of installition do i have to pull the axles to replace the park brake shoes. Thanks for any help
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2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Slip Joint VIN: 1FMYU93193
Removed front drive shaft to replace pinion seal. The cap came off slip joint and roller bearings came out. Went to re-assemble and slip joint goes into a bind when ever I put all 6 roller bearings in joint. Everthing looks in good shape, but joint won't slide...
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2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Cuts out VIN: 1FTPW14515
Truck runs good untilit gets hot. Thenhas a slight intermitent misfire on cylinders 5, 6, # 8. Mainly #5. Swapped #5 &#1 coils. no change Swapped # 5 & #1 injectors . no change. Checked Coil driver circuit from pcm to coils and found no short circuits or high ... Trouble codes: P0354 (ignition coil 4 citcuit), P0355 (Ignition coil 5 citcuit), P2006
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2005 Honda Accord DX 2.4L Surge, High Idle VIN: 1HGCM55465
This car was towed in on Thursday afternoon with a complaint of high idle and sputtering. I road tested and confirmed both concerns. Raod testing showed RPM would climb to 5000 when puttig clutch in to shift or idle. Starting car and letting it idle for a few ...
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1999 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Fuel Tank VIN: KMHJF35F1X
This Elantra came into to the shop about a couple of weeks ago complaining of a fuel leak. the top of the fuel tank was rusted and leaking. we replace the tank with a aftermarket tank and replaced both vent valves that are on top of the tank. customer came bac...
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2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Mechanical VIN: KMHWF25S74
Thank you to anyone that can help me. I have a 04 sonata that the water pump was leaking and got on the balance shaft belt and dried it out and snapped it. The belt chunks went into the timing belt and jumped timing bending all of the exuahst valves. The timin...
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Limp mode VIN: SAJEB51C42
Car came in with high idle 2400 rpms red light on dash limp mode. No response from engine while stepping on accelerator. Checked codes no codes but P1000. I think there is a problem with the fly by wire system, but I would like alittle direction before startin... Trouble codes: P1000
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2000 Lexus rx300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: H6HE10U1Y0
I also have any RPM out on the dash all of a sudden but everything else works mph,gas,etc.Do you know if this has a seperate wire to trans I may have touched.I thought that this signal from crank sensor to computer then body computer then dash. Correct me if I... Trouble codes: P0330
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2002 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Charging VIN: 1MEFM55S82
Brought car in about two weeks ago with charging system problem. We did our normal check and condemned the alternator. Customer took it back to original shop for warranty replacement. Two weeks pass and same problem. This time we found [ perhaps was this way o...
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2002 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 6MMAP57P72
Hey guys, vehicle came in with inop check engine light and 2 codes, P0401 and P0403. Tested EGR solenoid found inop. The complaint was not the check engine light, but that when turning corners the vehicle will hesitate and sometimes stall. I checked data for M... Trouble codes: P0401, P0403
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2003 BMW 330i 3.0L Hvac VIN: WBAEV53423
The general consensus seems to be that the electronic water valve is bad/ not closing far enough. I ordered the valve & called the customer when we got it. Well, he decided to trade the vehicle in on a Suburban... I really think that before progressing in the ...
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2002 Buick Century Limited 3.1L Collision Repair VIN: 2G4WS52JX2
My boss bought another Buick Century scrapper and I took the bcm out and exchanged it and found that I could now clear the codes and the U1064 didn't come back. But the car would not start. I know that it had to be flashed so thats in the process. Thanks guys ...
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2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G6KDS4YX1
The only logical explanation for this overheating concern had to blown head gaskets, and based what feedback I recieved from all the replies from IATN. The customer declined any further repairs to the vehcile. Thanks for all the help and replies I recieved.
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2001 Cadillac Catera 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: W06VR54R31
I was able to measure the exhaust output from each bank tubes and found bank 2 was putting out about half of what bank 1 was (20" H2O. This vehicle is from another shop and had to wait to hear from them after advising him that time to remove exhaust manifold ... Trouble codes: 411 (secondary airlow flow detected).
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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Surge, random acceleration
This vehicle is fixed! You guys were right on, i cleaned the throttle body and relearned the tac motor. It took so long to close this post because it still ran like crap afterwards! Turned out to have a bad front 02 sensor that showed up after a couple days. T...
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1995 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Harmonic Balancer VIN: 1B7HC16Z0S
After advice on wrong balancer. I inspected and found the parts house had sent me the wrong balancer. Installed correct balancer and now the engine is smooth as silk. Thanks to everyone for there help.
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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7KU28D23
Truck needed another computer.After testing circuits it only made sense that I had another bad one. Misfire is completely gone. Thanks for all replies. Trouble codes: P0351.
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1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L gas tank VIN: 1FTRE14W1X
Removed vent tube and blew compressed air through it. Heard a rattle and tried to fill again. Will take gas but not at full pressure from the pump. About 3/4. Will let customer try it that way for now. Thanks for the help.
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L cruise control
the f-350 is fixed it was the cruise control deactivation switch on the master cylinder thankx for the help
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L P/S Pump VIN: 1FTNW21F61
THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED,AFTER PERFORMING PRESSURE TESTS AT PUMP,BOOSTER&GEAR BOX ALL WERE OVER 1400 PSI. SO I REPLACED THE BOX WITH A DEALER UNIT& FIXED THE PROBLEM!!!THANKS AGAIN.
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2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU04131
I'm pleased to report this vehicle is repaired and back in the hands of it's happy, if not poorer owner. After covering all of the many helpful suggestions which included wiring, exhaust back pressure, and fuel injectors, the final fix here was the ECU. The di... Trouble codes: P0353.
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2010 Ford f150 5.4L traction control VIN: 1FTFW1EVOA
UNDER THE ADVICE OF THE IATN MEMBERS I'VE EXPLAINED TO THE CUSTOMER TO READ THE OWNERS MANUAL MORE CLOSELY.I DID SUGGEST DISCONNECTING AN ABS SENSOR BUT HE WANTS ABS BUT NOT TRACTION CONTROL...LIKE THE LINE IN THE MOVIE COOL HAND LUKE,"SOME PEOPLE YOU JUST CAN...
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1995 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Control Head VIN: 1HGEJ22XSL
thanks Joe -I thought it strange that the new control head had the same wiring connectors as the old one. The new switch was behind the block off plate,but does not come w/a new a/c button,have to reuse old one.You would think they would include a note w/the n...
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L No Start VIN: SAJEA51C92
There is only one fix for this car and the answer is to have the speedo assembly and the car sent in to the factory dealership and have then reprogram. Thanks to all that supplied an answer. This is not a fix.
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2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: SALTW16433
Well after getting a price of 348 to replace the ckp sensor the customer believed it was too expensive and decided to take the vehicle to the dealership. Go figure. But thanks for all your input everyone. Trouble codes: P0335.
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2002 Mazda Miata 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHM1NB3533
Everyone had useful information in one form or another, so thanks to all who replied, it's what makes this system work. Since the customer has had this to the dealer and two independents, I was trying to work with him, one step at a time. The 2ndary ignition... Trouble codes: P0300.
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Mechanical VIN: WDBKK47F6X
Thanks all your guys, I did the reset chain tensioner procedure, put back together road test fine, customer took the car.Thanks alot !!!
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2003 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Valve Train VIN: JN8DR09Y43
disassembled top of engine rechecked lifter clearances #3 intake lifter had wear from cam lobe used smaller feeler gauge to recheck clearances was 5 thousanths over specs from cam lobe wear customer requested to reassemble eng and would drive until got much wo...
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1998 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L compressor VIN: K0WU060519
Thank you to all for taking the time to help. I took over on this job for a the tech who was off for a few days. I assumed all inputs had been checked. NOT !!! once we threw the amplifier at it and it didn't help it was back to square one. Quickly found we wer...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Mechanical VIN: 3VWDT71KX6
Sorry I throught I closed.But anyway a new flywheel fixed the noise in bellhousing. Thanks Alot John
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