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2007 Acura CSX Type-S 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: ASD07N1075
Hello All Trying to make and Ariel Atom road legal. I cannot get it to pass emissions, argh. I have tried two different cats, but they do not seem to light up, I have driven 100 miles with two different cats and no go. Inlet temp on the cat is 600f and outlet ...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Timing chain tensioner VIN: WAUZL64B61
This is more of a fixed post than one asking for help but I have ALOT of valuable first hand experience to give to the IATN community. This car came in with a code for the driver side sensor for the cam being out of time. The car would start, make typical no...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L No Start VIN: SDEFKSDLN1
anyone had trouble with these avalanches burning out pumps..
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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Cv Axle VIN: 3A8FY58B26
This PT Cruiser has a couple periods of driveline vibration (one internet listing called it a "rumble") that you feel through both the steering wheel and feel and hear through the body of the car -- one around 25 mph and another around 65 mph. At both speeds y...
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2006 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L Excess cooler cooler circuit pressure- 59 psi VIN: 1B3EL46X86
Vehicle had excess crank end play due to excess wear on crank and thrust bearing. Replaced crank, bearings, oil pump, etc. Wanted to find out why the excess pressure on the thrust bearing which caused the abnormal wear. With crank installed, loosened Coverter...
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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck Laramie 5.9L A/C compresser
This is a truck I looked at for a friend. Has a constant problem of A/C not cooling. He has had it at the dealer some time back being NPF. I work on GM so Dodge aren't my vehicle. Earlier this spring I recharged the system for him and put dye in it. Told him w...
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2008 Dodge Dakota SXT 3.7L ABS light is on VIN: 1D7HE2K28S
[...] 10000 MILES ABS code: u401 PCM code: p0571 This one is fixed. But what I found I wanted to share. This dodge sometimes would set the p0571, other times not. I was chasing down the p0571. Ran the flow chart. Didnít find anything wrong. S...
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2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire
Good morning. I have a 2006 E450 with a rough idle and light smoke(grey) just off idle and light smoke at WOT. No codes are present or in history. Came in with a now power complaing. Found VGT Code present and VGT electrical connector unplugged. Plugged back i...
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2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5L 2-3 VIN: 5FNRL38805
We have in a 2005 Honda Odyssey Touring. Vehicle was involved in front end collision. When shifting between 2-3 gears, it seems to lag (about 1-2 seconds) before shifting. When shifting through the rest of the gears, it shifts fine, only happens when shifting ...
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2001 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L ride control VIN: 5LMFU28R81
This Navigator rear air suspension will drop and "bottom" out, only while driving. Sometimes, I shut the vehicle off, wait five mins or so, start it up, the compressor runs, suspension pumps right up. Once up, the suspension, front or rear, does not leak down ...
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2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JM1FE17N94
Not real up to date on the Mazda cars but this RX8 has been into shop about a month ago for same problem.What owner said is going on with it is it acts like it idles to low when it gets hot and it will stall when you come to a stop it is hard to restart but yo...
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1994 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 12RJ435HG6
im getting injector fire even when key is off.getting no pulse,will run but very little,unpluged dist,ecm,with no difrence to test light still on key off
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2007 Nissan Sentra S 2.0L No Start, no start when hot VIN: 3N1AB61E17
Car starts when cold, runs great. Shut the engine off and it will not restart. Cranks but will not start. Has fuel pressure, spark and injector pulse. Wait until cool-down and will restart. Car does not cut off when running, only will not start after engine sh...
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2007 Chevrolet C5500 Kodiak C5C042 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBESC32X7
thanks to all that replied, took the truck over to the local dealer, gave the gm tech the advice from the replies from iatn and they replaced the turbo. the vanes were stuck and flaged the code. repair was under warranty with only a $100.00 deductable! guess w... Trouble codes: P0299 (Map/turbo).
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1995 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L front brakes VIN: 1B7KF26C4S
let you all know lots of tips and i would like to update... The problem lies in the front brakes only...the calipers, pads, rotors,for bothsides have been replaced...also the master cylinder has been replaced twice...the calipers are in the rightway with the ...
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2006 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L abs/stability control
Well, thanks to all that helped. It ended up being that 2 tires were a different brand than the others and had nearly a 3/4" difference in diameter. Drove with the ABS fuse pulled and the problem went away, rotated the tires and the problem went away. Apperent...
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2007 Ford F-150 FX2 5.4L Differential VIN: 1FTPX12V57
Thanks for good advise everybody. We recognized that Ford offers warranty for this truck. We sent this this to the dealership and fixed. They checked the driveshaft run out and replaced the pinion shaft and seal and crush bearing. Thanks!
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2008 Ford Edge SE 3.5L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMDK38C28
This was one of the toughest problems because it was caused by a wrong or bad part. I checked all the relays even rigged up lights to see what would happen when it would go crazy (nothing found). I did several koeo & running tests but never found anything exce... Trouble codes: P0230, P0685, P1260.
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1992 Saab 900 S 2.1L Turn Signal and 4 way flasher VIN: YS3AK35EON
Hello All Thank you all for all the great replys, I did get a manual from Bentley Publishers also never find the rear lights Board, also check all the Circuit with a Power probe in the rear of the vehicle,... Barney [...] got the nail on the Head, after...
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1987 Subaru loyale 1.8L 1-2 shift VIN: JF2AN5786L
Thanks to everyone for their advice on this problem.There was no vac modulator on this transmission as suggested by Dan. Rick and Ennis, I believe, were correct in their diagnosis. The customer cannot afford a rebuild at this time. I have had some bad experien...
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1996 Subaru SVX L 3.3L obd VIN: JF1CX8650T
first Thanks to all for offering their suggestions.The obd2 connector wire code still did match with those that were given or the wiring diagram.We found some information on obd monitors in our calif state smog test manual,appendix j states that 96 subarus mon...
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