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2001 Acura TL 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1Z324TY5KD
Vehicle will start every time however when throttle is depressed engine will nearly or will die. Once above 2500 by feathering throttle, engine runs perfect. Engine performance increases if fuel return is pinched, however fuel regulator and pump have been chan... Trouble codes: P0505, P0300
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2003 Acura MDX 3.5L Prolong cranking VIN: 2HNYD18833
Vehicle came to shop with complaint of a prolong crank during start-up (hot or cold) and was getting progressivly worse. Checked fuel pressure. With key on only (engine not running), pressure goes to approx. 50 psi and then drops back down to 0 psi just as fas...
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1992 Buick Riviera Luxury 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4EZ13L9N
Hard code set as soon as it is started. I replaced cam sensor with OEM Delco sensor with no change. Voltage on sensor harness terminal A-B is 6.5 volts & B-C is 10.8 volts. Voltage on BA12 at PCM KOEO is 4.8 volts. Start engine and voltage at BA12 is 4.8 volts... Trouble codes: 41 (Cam Sensor Circuit)
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1995 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L abs VIN: 1G6KY5290S
This vehicle cam in with customer complaining of the abs light on w/ traction disabled message on instrument cluster. I went through the trouble chart and condemed the abs unit. Customer had anpther vehicle at home(wrecked) with functioning abs. We swaped unit...
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1985 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Iroc-Z 5.0L engine VIN: 7776565625
pulled the 305 out an replaced with a high performance 350. compression 10.2 to 1. brand new 195 thermostat, aluminum water pump. i am running a stock radiator. cannot seem to get this bad boy to stop overheating. when i am running on the highway the temp rise...
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1994 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2GCEK19K6R
Truck came in with listed parts replaced . Engine is real rich with black smoke and at times Gray smoke Frome tail pipe. Scanned and found no codes it will backfife from intake at times Under load. Checked Base timing and found at o With timing connecter unplu...
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L ABS System VIN: 2GCEK19R3W
Truck came in ABS pulsing stop every time the vehicle stops. Verified pedal and found slow bleed down so replaced the master cylinder. Bled system and then tried to auto bleed the ABS system but will not run test with Verus. Noticed that brake switch was not a...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Gauges VIN: 1GCEC14X43
Instrument cluster is rapidly failing, especially fuel and temp gauges, and now the speedometer. I want to replace the cluster, but I need some advice on the best route to follow.(At 140K miles, I'm assuming no warranty?) If I get a unit from GM, will it need ...
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2004 Chevrolet Colorado 3.5L No Start VIN: 1GCDT136X4
Hello everyone and thanks in advance for taking the time to help me. This is my brothers truck so i have been driving it to witness exactly what this truck does. It has been narrowed down to the ignition switch itself. The problem is both new GM switches i hav...
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2006 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L cruise control VIN: 2G1WB58K96
i ran a procedure /test from identifix on this cruise. the little light on the cruise button which is on steering column doesnt light and cruise inop. theres no codes anywhere stored in vehicle computers although customer insisted light came on while driving. ...
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.8L MIL Lamp on, harsh shift VIN: 1GCEK14X47
This truck came in for the trans shifting very harsh. Test drove and verified. Check engine light on and abs light on. Also noticed speedometer jumps all over when moving. Scanned for codes and have no communication with pcm, trans module, abs. Got p0700 from ...
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Alternator VIN: 3C4FY4BB31
OK all got another one driving me nuts. This PT is burning up alternators. First one put in, Oct. 2008. Came back making noise in March of 2009. Bearing had gone bad. Came back again in July 2010 making noise again. That one smoked itself right away. Got diffe...
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2002 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Transmission VIN: 2C3AE66G72
Car came in for an intermittent problem when cruising along between 38-50mph. It feels as if the trans is locking up or down shifting just for a few seconds and then it is back to normal. Doesn't happen all the time but it is very harsh. There are no trans cod...
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2006 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Touring 3.8L Engine VIN: 2A4GP54L36
Spoke with another T & C owner that stated he had a similar problem. He used about 1 quart of oil every 800 miles. He had his back to the dealer. First thing the dealer did was replace the PCV Valve (twice) . Later (at 40K miles) they replaced the rings. He is...
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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 3A4FY48BX6
this pt cruiser would mark the 3rd different pt cruiser this summer that has come to our shop with intermittent overheating issues, and we cannot get any of them to reproduce the symptoms at our shop. this particular car begins to overheat when the ambient tem...
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1997 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Eng Or Trans not sure VIN: 2B4FP2539V
Vehicle comes in making a horrible metallic scraping noise only when vehicle is in gear (foward or reverse) when foot is on the brakes and vehicle is stopped, No noises what so ever in nuetral or park no matter what the rpm,s all the way to the redline I chang...
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2003 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L front ac VIN: 1D4HS38N63
manual dual zone front ac,replaced compressor and dryer and both expansion valves and the front system wont cool at all 70 deg max changed 3 expansion valves and 2 compressors blocked the heater hoses no change in outlet temp tried varing the charge and still ...
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1968 Ford Mustang 5.0L Right rear caliper VIN: 8T01T20784
We recently did a 4 wheel power disc brake conversion on a one owner 1968 Ford Mustang Coupe.Everything went fine with the install,new brake booster,new master cylinder, eliminated the proportioning valve,new brake line,all new calipers,( rear calipers have an...
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1995 Ford ECONOLINE 7.5L Abs Module VIN: 1FDKE30G7S
I feel lost so you guys can help me find my way, i just got this RV for a very good price because of the small repairs needed, one which is the abs light comes on at first stop, i have the solus and it leads me to the left side dash near brake pedal for 4 pin ...
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1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FALP4043S
This car was sitting for almost a year. After being on the road for less than a month it developed this idle condition. When it gets hot the idle goes down and it surges. It will be ok for a few minutes and then start to surge again. Our tech tried a MAF and a...
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1997 Ford F-150 4.2L vss VIN: 2FTDF1825V
this truck got the trans light always flashing i replaced the output shaft gear and glued it to the shaft so she not loose (common problem on this ford )i also replaced the vss and is gear ,checked the wiring and there are all goods from vss to the pcm and the...
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2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L starting VIN: 1FAFP3837Y
vehicle got towed to shop. no start, no crank has a stealth automotive security system. (you have to press the little button on the remote with the key on for the car to start) -i have power going to the relay (all the time, when it should be). -i have powe...
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L alternator VIN: 1FTNF21L9Y
Battery volt. on yellow wire.Battery volt.on org/blu wire disconnected from alt.Battery volt. on grn/red wire with key on.Hook up connector (reg), with engine running,volt on both wires is 3 volt.Yelloy is battery volt.Still on charge.Test all fuses (ok).Batte...
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2002 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition 5.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTRW07302
after the pcm was replaced under warranty vehicle was good for about two weeks then customer had same situation car would start and stall while driving and then finally theft light came on and no more start( crank no start) went back to dealer had pcm replaced... Trouble codes: P0401 (Egr insufficient flow detceted)
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTSX30P03
Thanks in advance. This one came in with no power and runs bad. no check engine light on but codes po266 and po272 in memory and running test. I pulled the lower fuel filter and is ok , a little dirty but no de-laminating chunks. I have replace many tanks and ...
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2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTRW07603
customer bought this truck not running. when we got it the starter was out so we installed a new one & it spun over like it had no compression. we poured oil down intake & the cylinders started making compression but never would start. it has good spark. we pu...
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2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Speed Control VIN: 1FTPW14504
Cruise control does not work at all. I have scanned PCM, with no codes. I've bypassed deactivation switch to try but still did not work. I've monitored all switches with scanner and pcm is seeing all commands. I've followed pinpoints in Mitchel and I'm down to...
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14564
truck started bucking and running bad going down the road. i havent had much time to look at it but i think it probably jumped a tooth on timing. i started the truck and could unplugged all the coils on the passenger side which i believe is bank 1 and it never... Trouble codes: P0012, P2196, P2271
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2004 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L exhaust/engine VIN: 1FAFP38Z97
Greetings to all, this car belongs to one of our regular customers and has been well taken care of. The car on acceleration, whether from a stop or moving, will have a noise/vibration that seems to be right in front of the passenger front seat. The noise is th...
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2007 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2FMZA56127
Customer complains of bucking, surging when coming to a stop sign or slowing down. No MIL light. Happens only after extended drive time and hot weather. Does not stall. Kept fuel tank at 1/2 or above last trip and seemed to help. Replaced fuel tank module and ...
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2005 GMC Sierra 3500 SLT 6.6L Abs VIN: 1GTHK33265
Truck came in at 131,000 needing a r/f hub and bearing due to an ABS speed sensor code. At 133,000 truck came back for intermittent ABS light yet never had any trouble cdoes. At that point after following alldata diagnostics we replaced and reprogramed the ABS...
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2005 GMC Envoy XUV SLT 4.2L rear door/window VIN: 5616065300
rear window won't go up or down.i've confirmed that the window regullater has hand geranded,but i can't figure out how to open the rear door.i don't see a handle or latch anywhere.any help would be apreesheated...thanks scott
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2007 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2L no crank VIN: 1GKFK66887
Hello group this came in as a no start well does not crank, The service antitheft, traction control, and stabilitrack system are being displayed in the cluster, I have no communication with any module tried tech2 and snap on scantools nothing, pin6 at aldl rea...
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2008 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3L Hacv/Temp Gauge VIN: IGKET63M78
Truck came in with the temp gauge 100 degrees( lowest reading on gauge) no a/c compressor operation gauge warning light on. After a restart compressor came back on and gauge was normal. Customer states problem comes and go many times a day. I could not recreat...
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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L engine VIN: 1HGCE1896S
i just wanted to know if anyone has found a transmission locked up that will not let the engine turn over. i have removed the oil pan and checked rods aqnd mains and they look ok. i removed timing belt to see if anything in that area was ok and it was.i cannot...
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1996 Honda Prelude S 2.2L oil leak VIN: JHMBB2159T
Approx 4 mos. ago this vehicle had the seals replaced under the timing cover( cam, crank, balance shafts) along with the timing belts. At that time a groove was found in the crank shaft from the seal. A repair sleeve was installed and thought oil leak was fixe...
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe LX 2.7L Hesitation VIN: KM85B82B61
Hey guys, Have a wierdo here. came in low power , limited rpm. noise under t cover. rechecked prior t. belt install, in time , keyways good, balance shaft belt off 2 cogs and loose. reset/adj balance shaft, triple check cam/crank timing.also found primary ca...
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2001 Lexus LS430 4.3L vsc VIN: JTHBN30F31
Hi all. I have this problem that pull my hair out, car came in for 90k service, after replace timing belt and major tune up it came up with vsc light when the wheel start rolling, recheck everything that i did, hook up to modis and all i found is code 21302 un...
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2006 Lexus GX470 4.7L air bag VIN: JTJBT20XX6
Hello, I have this GX 470 that has a hole in the right rear airbag for the height control, I have the new air bag ready to install but cant get the air line to come out of the old one. I pulled the plastic clip on the outside of the plastic air line but the ai...
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2005 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L steering VIN: 5LMEU68H65
Hello there, I have a Lincoln that is giving me fits. It came in last week for a p/s noise everything works not hard to turn and no leaks. The owner let us try flushing the system and adding lucas knowing that he may need a pump. He drove it for 2 days and bro...
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2001 Mazda Miata 1.8L no start/no spark
thank you in advance for any imput, this miata was towed in, tried alternate keys(2) to rule out immobilizer, checked both cam/crankshaft sensors-okay, checked all fuses, have power to coils but no pulse to coils, apparently ign module is in ECM, are there any...
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2005 Mazda Tribute S 3.0L Ok VIN: 4F2CZ96105
Asking for help please just purchase this car for our used car lot and was driving back to the shop and after about 50 miles i could feel a miss not reel bad and then went about another 10 miles and the car just cut off tried to restart and it cranked and almo...
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2005 Mazda RX-8 1.3L No comms VIN: JM1FE17305
Howdy boysngirls! Got a Wankel (mazda rotary) this thing shows all data and code info through the snap on scanner but wont show any obd2 data or readiness tests, I am using the can adapter and personality key k2a and even without the can adapter the scanner sa...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L door locks VIN: WDBKK49F01
I'm looking for the fuse/power source for terminal 2.4 (connector 2 terminal 4) black/yellow wire on the PSE module in the trunk. Alldata states this wire is for the rear defroster & terminal 2.2 (red/green) is for the power locks, this is incorrect. I have no...
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1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0L overheating VIN: 4A3AK54F2X
Hey all. We got this Eclipse in from another shop that we deal with. Complaint was the car would idle all day with no problems, as soon as you drive it on the road it overheats. Shop prior to us said they flushed it well, replaced the thermostat and checked th...
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1997 Oldsmobile LSS 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G3HY52K0V
This vehicle came in the shop for Smog failure on nox at 15 and 25 mph, and code p0300 random misfire. I checked the EGR valve for nox found it was working fine , the O2 sensor is in fuel control, compression, is at 180 psi all 6 cylinder, We changed the Cat t... Trouble codes: P0300
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2003 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 3.4L all light in the front dont work VIN: 1G3NF52E93
Tried to check out to see why no lights in the front of the car but all lights work inside and in the rear of the vehicle. radio and engine and everything else is fine. I have tried to test The BCM and mult. function swtch but not coming up with anything. Plea...
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1990 Pontiac Grand Prix LE 3.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall
Car came in on tow truck, Checked fuel pressure, spark and injector signal. Was weak spark so i changed plugs, module with cranksensor. Car ran like a dream. Next day when customer came to get it i wouldnt start. Cranks well and feels like it wants to start. C...
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1997 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.4L Overheat VIN: GM12345678
Looks like upper heater hose has a brake and leaks at the fire wall. Customer ran van all day before noticing it was running hot and very rough. Other shop said that the engine was damaged, head cracked, gasket bad and making bad sounds. No test data are avail...
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2001 Pontiac Montana 3.4L No Start, No Crank VIN: 1GMDX03E91
Customer had vehicle towed in for a no start complaint. The problem in fact is a no start, no crank. Went through the complete starting circuit and determined everything was ok, except the pcm is not sending ground signal to the starter relay. Decided to repla...
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2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L heater core VIN: 2G2WP52255
Hello all GM Techs, Vehicle dropped off with coolant leaking on pass feet complaint. I have looked at repair procedure on Mitchell. Mitchell states to remove front carpet to facilitate rear floor outlet duct removal. Also I notice that there are what mitchell ...
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2006 Pontiac G6 2.4L MIL Lamp on, VIN: 1G2ZF55B76
We have this g6 and every month or so it stats up and sets all these codes, cleaned grounds and reprogrammed body control module, did ok for two months and then set the codes again. Seems to idle up and down on cold start and dash light flicker and gauges fluc... Trouble codes: B1000 (b1001-), B1001 (u0073-), U0073 (u2103-), U2103 (u2107-), U2107 (u2109-), U2109
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2006 Pontiac Pursuit 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1G2AJ55F56
this car has new ignition module,dealer spark plugs and 2 new coil packs.misfire changes every time we start the car.all grounds were cleaned.Any help is appreciated.thanks jim Trouble codes: P0300
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2003 Saturn Vue 3.0L rear VIN: 5GGZCZ53BO
I got a vue here that thumps from the rear when brakes are applied. I have replaced shoes twice and replaced drums and turned them once. It has no pulsation when I pull the e brake whilel driving. Its got a thumping noise that starts around 25 mph to 0. The no...
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1991 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JT3VN39W4M
Thank you all in advance for assistance on this one. Hope you all share my love of the Toyota 3.0 V6 This 3.0 V6 4Runner came in with a rough idle/stumbling complaint. Test drove vehicle and verified complaint. While cruising just off idle at about 2000RPM in...
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1992 Volkswagen Passat Syncro 1.8L coolant VIN: WVWKE0314N
Vehicle came in for a intermitant temp light coming on, found severe oil contamination in coolant, removed and tested oil cooler (at filter adaptor). Are these bad for cracking heads or head gaskets? First time we've seen a supercharged VW. Just looking for an...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L thermostat VIN: 3VWSC29M4T
Got the vehicle home to check out themostat. felt hose on top hot!! lowr was warm not hot. Pulledd themostat after it cooled off and refilled and same problem. Took old thermostat and gutted it and reinstalled and same problem. So, I was wondering if this engi...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSK69M22
They put in a used cluster. It obviously now won't start. It has Immo-3 where the VIN and Immo ID show up on line in the module ID screen on Vag-Com. I supposedly can program these keys via a number of different tools. When attempting to program I get a mess...
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2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Engine VIN: YV1TS94DXY
We are replacing the engine in this vehicle with a used engine. We are wanting to know if a engine from a 1999 S80 will work in the 2000 S80. We previously tried to replace it with a engine from a 2001 S80, but the camshaft veno was different. Any advice would...
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2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, intermittant no star VIN: YV1TS94DXY
this vehicle will hardly start or not start at all, the tach is inop9 even when vehicle does start and run), all the malfunction lamps are on, the driver info display is showing brake failure, the gear display stays in park regardless of what gear it is placed... Trouble codes: E003, 510F, 530B, 720A, 928C
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2002 Audi S4 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUXD68DX2
Hello Audi Techs After verifying for vacuum leaks, boost pressure leaks, we found that the turbo (boost) cut off valves were leaking internally had torn diaphragms, we replaced both valves and we did not have any more codes and the car runs great. Thanks to... Trouble codes: P, 1129 (Fuel trim bank 2 system too richmulti), P, 1127 (Fuel trim bank 1 system too rich multi), P, 1557 (Charge pressure control positive deviation).
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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L parking brake VIN: WAUDT74F85
I unplugged every control unit i could find, under carpets,trunk wells,headlights,etc,etc if you name it,I unplugged it. STILL NO COMMUNICATION. I fixed the parking brake by repairing a corroded wire inside the plug of the wiring harness at the caliper harnes...
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1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L compressor VIN: 1G6CD53B4P
Thanks for the reply's. One of my Techs was working on this and filed the request. The problem turned out to be the connection at the low pressure switch, the female connectors were open to far to make good contact all the time.
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1999 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L No Crank VIN: 1GAGG25RX1
thanks for all the help found wire on exhaust manifold just touching
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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L Vses, Abs,Ebcm VIN: 1GNEK13Z04
Thank you to all. Unfortunitly the customer needed the vehical back before we had a chance to get furthur into the problem. I put dielectric grease into the conectors at the steering angle sensor and lateral accelerometer, cleared memory out of all the modul...
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2008 Chevrolet HHR LS Panel 2.2L convertor VIN: 3GCDA85D08
TCC pressure control valve in valve body was sticking scored valve & bore, due to the cost to repair we replaced trans with an assembly. thanks for your help.
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2002 Chrysler Sebring Limited 2.7L Cooling Systems VIN: 1C3EL65R02
I wanted to go after the waterpump because when I elevated the RPM the vehicle would cool down about 7 degrees in 1-1.5 minutes. While doing the waterpump I was going to also check the passage between the thermostat and the water outlet as Eric from Maine sug...
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1999 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Surge, Stall VIN: 3B6MF3669X
After checking and rechecking all the power and grounds to the ecm and checking all the sensor inputs that the ecm uses to operate the injection, I decided to replace the ecm and the problem was resolved. During the diagnostics, I noticed if you would cycle th...
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2004 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Transmission VIN: WD2BD64324
Thanks to everyone who replied, it turned out to be the brake light switch. It wasn't sending the proper voltage to the module.
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2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Differential VIN: 1FTRW08L41
Thanks for all the replies.I replaced all bearings and seals and installed the updated shift fork/hub assembly.I have done the same trip twice since then and all is well.I tend to agree with most replies that it must have been in 4wd and came out before i chec...
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2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Unknown VIN: 1FTSW31P54
The truck is back with its owner. Sometimes you need to go back to the basics. After the injectors were r&r. we failed to change the oil again. I just happened to check it and smell the desiel in it. Changed oil and filter and problem with surging went away. r...
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1996 GMC Safari 4.3L blower motor VIN: 1GKDM19W9T
this ones fixed, it was the blower resistor.i was thinking that it could be the ignition switch or the resistor,just wanted to be sure before i replaced one or the other. again thanks to all who replied,as usual IATN is the best!!
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2001 GMC Sonoma SL 2.2L No Start VIN: 1GTCS14531
upon performing a pin out test for powers and grounds,no grounds at pcm,traced circuits to s106 splice and found that connection corroded and open.repaired and retested ok.probably disturbed during the engine swap. thanks to all that helped.
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2001 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L belt VIN: 1GKEK13T61
Thanks for your help. Most of you confirmed what I thought it might be. It needs a compressor. I had a Suburban a yesr ago with the same problem but the cust just lived with it. Then the compressor blew apart one day and I replaced compressor and all that come...
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2004 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2L Mechanical VIN: 1GKDT13S64
boy do i feel like a dope!i was told vehicle did'nt move when it made the noise.shop manage went out to truck and verified this.i think i had two problems from the start.encoder motor and sensor fixed that problem.when i felt motor it was vibtating real bad so...
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2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1878Y
sorry for the [...] hot busy summer. on to the fix, it was as i thought the pcm. thanks to all that replied. i just needed a little reassurance in order to pull the trigger. i replaced the pcm, sent to dealer for programming and the light... Trouble codes: P1457.
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2002 Lexus IS300 3.0L Blower Motor VIN: JTHBD192X2
To all, I did not get many takers on this one. Turns out I should have smelled a rat. I hate to point fingers at anyone, but in this case it was warranted. I ended up removing the dash control unit to find out where the signal for the blower control unit went....
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1991 Lincoln Mark VII LSC 5.0L RR Reading Lamps VIN: 1LNCM93E7M
Thanks for the 4 replies I received- Jim was the best response(s) I received but this fault is not fixed yet-limited to both rear reading lights only,nothing else in the circuit affected.The keyless entry pad was not a problem-operated as designed.Both door sw...
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1997 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L 3-4 Shift VIN: 1YVGE22C4V
thanks for all of the replies. we tapped into the prndl switch and while driving monitored the signal cirucits, found during the occurence the signals were definately erratic. replaced the range sensor and found the problem was corrected.
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2000 Mazda Miata 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB3535Y
car is fixed, graphed upsteam and downstream and found switching ratios to be identical(rear was identical to front). replaced catalytic , everything is perfect Trouble codes: P0420.
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E93
Thank you all for your valuable insight on this problem. Customer has opted to not continue with a repair at this time. A few thoughts and some more insight for you all about what has been checked and such. A few of you had suggested the car may need an engine... Trouble codes: P1341, 182 (fuel safety cutoff switch signal).
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1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L Pcm
Well I put in another PCM since this one was fried. I went through the vehicle and unhooked all sensors one by one and never exactly chased it down to a single culprit. I did clean the IAC valve since it was suspect because of the idle problems during the PCM ...
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1998 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM53SXW
Sorry for the delay in this I have been waiting for customer to reschedule for me to get back into it.He did call and informed me he has put aproximatly 250 miles since his last visit and light went out on its own 75 miles ago so he doesnt want to rescedule un... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insufficient egr flow).
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport ES 3.0L Limp Mode No Reverse VIN: JA4MT21H51
We put another used trans in and didn't have any problems, because this last trans had metal in the oil we put an aftermarket trans cooler on to replace the one in the radiator. thanks for the help.
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1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D2X
First,I thank everyone for their help. Secondly, those who suggested that the "theft system" was the culprit was correct. The NATS light was on and I didn't see it. The NATS sometimes forgets its programming and needs re-programming. Thank you Nissan. The own...
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2001 Nissan Xterra XE 3.3L compressor VIN: 5N1ED28YX1
Thanks for your help. After reading the post I have come up with that it needs the thermal ampliphier in the dash because it seems to be temp related. When it gets really hot inside the problem happens. Now that it is starting to cool down here the problem has...
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2004 Nissan Sentra S 1.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51DX4
Had few replies on this problem, good suggestions though. Vehicle never showed back up for me to go futher with the diagnostics. Assuming the second throttle body fixed his problem. Trouble codes: P2135.
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1996 Oldsmobile Achieva SL 3.1L Starting VIN: 1G3NL52M7T
This car is now running but all the light in the cluster are always on the temp gauge is high and there is no rpm ,but the customer dont whant to speend a lot of money to buy a new cluster .the cluster that i buy is not good but the car is running ,the custome...
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1998 Oldsmobile Achieva S 2.4L key and tumbler VIN: 1G1354ZNHH
Turning the key on for 10 minutes 3 times reset pass lock .I would like to thank all that helped,iant does it again!!!
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2002 Other Chrysler 2500 2.7L Stall VIN: WD2YD24142
CLEANED THE THROTTLE BORE WITH AMSOIL POWER FOAM A FEW TIMES ROAD TESTED THE VEHICLE DID NOT STALL ONCE THROTTLE BORE DID NOT LOOK THE WORSE FOR WEAR EITHER BUT IT FIXED IT GOING TO INSTALL ANOTHER EGR VALVE IF THIS HAPPENS AGAIN THANKS FOR ALL THE PEOPLE WHO ...
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2005 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5Y2SL63875
Thanks to all who helped me with my little nightmare. The method used to cure this puppy was to go to mitchell's wiring diagrams for a toyota matrix, which gives you 4 times the info that the gm side does. In the gm section, they only show tests on the positiv... Trouble codes: P2118 (Throttle actuator control motor performance).
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1982 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L Air Conditioning VIN: WP0EA0916C
Well I think this Porsche is cooling about as well as it can without a full system upgrade. I took the advice of John from North Carolina and flushed the whole system with nitrogen. I only got maybe 2 or 3 ounces out of the whole system so I don't think that t...
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2004 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Steering column lock VIN: YS3FB45S03
I want to thank everyone for the useful input - after replacing the CIM (which fixed the steering angle sensor fault but nothing else) and thoroughly checking all of the associated wiring with the CIM, SLM and ISM, we decided to condemn the Steering Lock Modul...
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1997 Saturn SL 1.9L gear ratio errors VIN: 1G8ZH5284V
Well I am closing this post. Got into it with the customer and haven't heard from him since. I purchased a used transmission from a 97 SOHC engine and will install it when I get caught up. Customer seems to think it is my responsibility for HIM buying the w...
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2004 Saturn Vue 2.2L Clutch pedal VIN: 5GZCZ23D04
Thanks again it was the master cylinder. Put it on blead it out let it sit overnight and all was well in the morning.
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Stall VIN: 3VWCD21C7Y
Thanks for all of the help. After checking the components that everyone mentioned the one thing we did see that was not right was the actual boost pressure, which under hard accel at 3000 rpm we found it should be between 4-6 psi but actually it was running b... Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary injection air flow incorrect), P1557 (Charge pressure control limit exceeded).
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2003 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L engine VIN: 9BWGK21J13
Just to let you know that after we did the tests, cylinder leakdown and cooling system pressure test the problem has been gone. It has been some time now and the customer has been back to let us know that since that day it no longer smokes in the morning after...
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1998 Volvo V70 GLT 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW56D5X
I got many helpful responses on this one. I was not aware of the power relay or the part number changes. The fix on this one was a second new throttle body and reinstalling software. I am not sure if this was a software glitch or a hardware problem with the th... Trouble codes: ECM, 4308 (ecm 91a7 -), ECM, 91A7, ECM, 91F0.
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2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Electronic VIN: YV1TS90D51
We installed a used Transmssion unit and all is well everyone was correct by not messing with unit and a replacement in the first place would have been a better choice but now i know i will never forget to do so. Thanks, Stewart
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