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2005 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68EX5
Vehicle came in not running. Engine had major failure. Engine and turbo were replaced. Now I have a code P011 for the timing advance solenoid. I have checked the timing belt and chain and they look correct to me. I removed the solenoid and found a piece of deb... Trouble codes: P0011 (Timing advance problem)
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2005 Audi TT 1.8L Cooling Fan VIN: TRUSC28N75
Need help from audi tech--fans do not come when ac is on or gets to temp when they should come-looking for help in common problems-there is no power to fans-no blown fuses- probable causes?overheats in traffic--do not have many customers with audi's-any help w...
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1996 BMW 840Ci 4.4L Fuel gauge, wipers, radio and seat back locks VIN: WBAEF8323T
The gas gauge and radio lose power completely, "check seat back locks" illuminate on the control message screen and when the wipers are turned on they only operate on speed 1 and will not turn off. Everything else works perfectly. I have a feeling that the is...
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1998 BMW 318i 1.9L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBACC0321W
hi thank in advance. i got this 318i didn't pass inspection be cause of mil light on. so i replace the camshaft position sensor, and some hose that were cracked . cleared the codes and it took about 150 miles so the monitoring status would get back to normal. ... Trouble codes: P1174
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2001 BMW 530i 3.0L Air bag VIN: WBADT63421
I have a 2001 530i with codes 5 (driver side door air bag) and 112 (passenger seat occupancy sensor). I've tried disconnecting and connecting both and that toke care of the light for about 2 months and now there back. Clearing the codes seems to take care of t...
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2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 5UXFA53533
vehicle comes in w/ check engine light on, I scan it, it has P1500 code. I clear codes, customer takes vehicle and bring back another day because of no time. I tryed looking up the code in Alldata and could not find anything at all on that code. all that I hav... Trouble codes: P0313, P1500, P0175, P0172
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2003 BMW 330i 3.0L Trunk VIN: WBAEV53473
This is the wife's car. The electric trunk ceased to opperate ether with the button on the kick pannel or with the key. Also the trunk open warning light stays on and the trunk interior light ceased to opperate. So I thought the electronic latch was the culpri...
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2004 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GYEK63N74
Customer came in with check engine light on check codes code p0300 and p0420. Check misfire data #2 cylinder had multiple misfires counts 829. some on other cylinders too but number 2 the worst. Check plugs and wires they had been changed. Check fuel pressure ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0420
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2004 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD54Y44
OK so SES light is on & off sporadically for past couple of weeks. Strangely enough it passed Maryland State Emissions Testing just a few weeks ago. I do not have a Gas analyzer sorry for that, I know it would be helpful to know what the gases are doing. (any ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P1372
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2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNDM19W1Y
This van came to us with a rough idle and MIL on. Misfire counters showed cyls. 3 & 5 (Bank 1)at idle. Misfires stop at 1500 rpm. Misfire counters go to zero.(See repair and test history). Misfire still present after CSFI Unit and other repairs. Valve springs,... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire)
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2000 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L pedal VIN: 2CNBJ13C7Y
I have a tracker that blew a rear brake line.I repaired the line and replaced the rear cyl and shoes and front rotors and pads.Bleed all the brakes several times and still cant get a good pedal.I plugged off all the ports to the master cyl. and had great pedal...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L front end VIN: 2GCEC19T8Y
Thanks in advance for any help when we lifted this truck did a visual all looks good accept the r.f. Wheel bearing. Let the truck back down we jouce the truck no noise we drove it and it sounds the loadest when we go over a speed bumb sound like the coil sping...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.8L Evaporator VIN: 2GCEC19VO1
Blows cold 45 degreez for fist 15 to 20 minuts then starts to get colder and goes down to 10 degreez and starts blowing mist out around 30 degreez and then u can hear the fan blowing but its like the vents are resticted and air quets coming out . Can cut ac of...
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2003 Chevrolet C5500 Kodiak C5C042 6.6L right steering knuckle VIN: 1GBE5F1103
Hello everyone.I am in need of some help.I am looking for a used right front steering knuckle for a 2003 C5500.The wheel bearings went and destroyed the spindle.A new one is very expensive and can't find a used one in my area.Does anyone know where I could fin...
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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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2005 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.5L starter VIN: 1G1ZT54825
We have a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu that once in a while will crank but will not start. It might happen once might happen twice. Customer is afraid it will leave her stranded. Any input is greatly appreciated.
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD LT 6.6L cleaning VIN: 1KR09KDFO9
customer was cruising from idaho back to washington he said he lost power and called i told him probly a dirty fuel filter. he kept it under 55 mph and that got him home wen t to dealer because they just replaced his injectors about 1 year ago. they confirmed ...
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2006 Chrysler 300 (Car) Touring 3.5L Leak VIN: 2C3KA53G26
Hi Guys and Gals, I've got a 06 300 that on 07/01/10 I replaced the left fuel pump because the top was cracked and the fuel would leak out. I used a chrysler fuel pump. It's back again complaining of a fuel leak and so I checked and the fuel pump top is cracke...
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2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Interior VIN: 3A8FY68B17
I have a 2007 pt cruiser and the following are inop, wipers, turn signals. power seat , and problems with the headlights. The trouble shooting we have done on this car has lead us to the main fuse block. I think they call it the constant power module, I would...
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1990 Dodge Caravan LE 3.0L Radiator Fan VIN: 1D3284J569
Hi every one having a problem with a caravan canot get that curcuit to operate the feed for the power supply is good my ground is good getting a ground signal from the computer but i cannot get the fans to operate,they will operate when i supply power to them ...
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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Lighting VIN: 1B4GP54L8V
i have a caravan that when the key is shut off.the lights sometimes,most times come on.i can cycle the key and they will go out for a little bit.then they will just come on when they want.the relays are grounded with the key in the off position.no parking ligh...
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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7KF2360X
Removed vacuum pump and resealed it. Reinstalled pump on engine. Now it sets P0251 and P0252 and will not run above 1500 rpm. Checked for loose connections or if i knocked something loose. Removed pump again to inspect. Nothing looks unusual. Reinstalled pump.... Trouble codes: P0251 (Injection pump A rotor/camshaft position sensor malfunction), P0252 (Injection pump A rotor/camshaft position sensor range/performance)
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L tcm VIN: 2B4GP44R31
if you drive in limp home mode for a few minutes po755 will store in tcm. I figured this code appears because tcm kills power to the shift solenoid. As long as pcm does not have po700 trans shifts and drives ok.
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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.7L trans VIN: 1D7KU28D34
good evening everyone, i have a problem child here that has me running in circles. have a 2004 dodge ram 2500 with a 545rfe, that came in with 2-3 slip. the od and ud clutches were burnt. we took trans out and sent to our rebuilder, he overhauled tranny and we...
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1996 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau HD 7.5L Gauge VIN: 1FBJS31G8T
Hello,need help have exhausted what I think to be all local resources.Called local fomoco foreman,to no avail.Hot,humid days and 100 degrees + will run @ A in normAl,modis ect reads @ 216 degrees-Raytec agrees except @ upper inlet (tank 230 degrees).Cannot fin...
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1997 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Starting VIN: 1FMDU35PXV
very intermitten no crank signal, I checked for power signal to starter solenoid and had 12 volts, re installed wire and vehicle started, has started everytime since, will start fine in neutral and park, had this problem once before about 4 months ago same res...
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1998 Ford F-150 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX0727W
Getting butt kick by this thing. Has misfire on #5 while under load. Spark is good. i even tried a new coil, new wires, and new plugs just for good measure. I have removed the plenum and checked the egr ports. All were good. I swapped #4 and #5 injectors with ... Trouble codes: P0305
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1999 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FAFP13P0X
Thanks ahead of time for help tuis is the first time i,v poasted for help thanks again customer brought this car in and said after setting for a week she started hearing this knocking noise when starting does not hear when driving i can hear a very small thud ...
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTNX21S3Y
Thank You in advance. This truck runs perfect at idle. When I raise the idle above 1300 rpm, the engine starts to cut out and die until it gets back to 1000 rpm, then it starts back up again, popping and farting (above idle). First I tested the cam sensor and ... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor signal)
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2001 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L instrument lights, head lights, running lights VIN: 1FTNE24L8Y
the truck had an aftermarket alarm with keyless entry in it. the horn would'nt stop honking one night so the customer unplugged it. I just r&r the blower motor, now I want to fix lights. If i pull the headlight switch out, headlights work only! push in slowley...
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2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Unknown VIN: 1FAFP363X2
The customer states the problem has occured approximatley 6 times in the last week. Most of the time it occurs at speeds higher than 35 mph, but once it occured as slowing to a stop, and at that time the vehicle died, but immediatley restarted. We have not dup...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No power cold VIN: 1FTNW21P93
Hi everone i was one of the first to join iatn and it is great tool.My problem has exhausted the hot line at identifix. The truck will not have enough power to pull itself when cold it just creeps forward. Came to shop for not charging and a vac pump and was f...
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2004 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L rotors VIN: 1FTRF14W84
right on the heels of my last request, this ride has me thinking it needs the front brake hoses,but, they kinda expensive and I've already replaced the right caliper, so to get it right I'll ask another opinion. what it will do is when driving around 45 to 55,...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTSX31P24
As stated, this is one of those lovely Ford 6.0 diesels, anyone who enjoys working on these, please help me?!!! We have done the heads, as stated because of the exhaust gases being found in the coolant, once valve covers were off, we found about a 1/2 inch thi... Trouble codes: P0272 (cyl 4 contribution/balance malfunction), P0401 (Insufficient EGR flow), P0673 (Cyl 3 glow plug circuit)
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2005 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDXW47P35
Found no high pressure oil pressure. Pressure test of system revealed leak in high pressure pump area. I expected to find branch tube or fitting on the back of the pump to be leaking. Found screen on regulator blown out and it tested faulty. Replaced regulator... Trouble codes: P2284 (ICP sensor range/performance)
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1996 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GTEC14M1T
the truck came to me running severely rough and the oil was mixed with coolant (was a couple inches over full on dipstick.passed compression test. replaced head gaskets and intake gaskets.properly adjusted lifter preload.followed proceedure for distributor ins... Trouble codes: P1345
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2007 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Classic SL 6.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GTHC29U67
This truck dies intermittently, doens't matter cold or hot. While looking at misfire data all cylinders will have 1 - 6 misfires. But not all at the same time. While monitoring misfires, I may see 1,4,7 & 8 misfire, but the next time it might be completely dif... Trouble codes: P0452
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2007 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GKEV33777
Thanks in advance for your time. I need some help! I have and acadia that was recentley in for timing chain repairs. Another guy got this job and we split it since I had just atteneded engine mechanical and had freshly timmed a 3.6.The job went smooth (or so I... Trouble codes: 300 (testing and results)
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2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNRL38656
Ok guys this one his getting bad, throw out any ideas that may be relevant! month ago this job started as a missfire in the morning with missfire code and never a p0175. Diag. Headgasket, did job, been running great in that respect. But of course she comes to ... Trouble codes: P0175 (Bank 2 fuel trim rich)
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2007 Honda Civic LX 1.8L Mechanical VIN: 2HGFA16547
Vehicle came in A/C inop - tested - had only 2oz refrig. Filled t 250psi Nitrogen to test for leaks - used soap, sniffer, no leaks found - but still had slight pressure drop (5psi over 4 hrs). Evacd & recharged w/ 16oz - allsystems working 100% - now has dye -...
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2002 Infiniti G20 2.0L Air Bag Light VIN: JNKCP11A62
Car came to me from a body shop I occasionally do work for. Vehicle was in a minor single car accident that set off the air bag in the passenger seat, but no others. Body shop bought another seat and used parts from both I'm told. Air bag light is on constant...
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L vvt bank 2 VIN: SAJDA01N81
i have mil on code p1388 car runs perfect no driveability issues at all found tsb# s303-09 false flagging of code p1388 had flsh programming performed, but still have code flash was performed by after market equipment, is it possible that it NEEDS to be perfor...
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1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L rpm @3000
car coming in end of week..any ideas on problem would be appreciated..will not rev above 3000rpm..like pressure switch stopping increase of power?,,starts and drives ok. will do approx 70 mph. t/diesel 2500cc
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Electronic VIN: 1J4GW58S8X
Hi guys, This Jeep has a code 1763 governor pressure too high. It intermitently shifts very erratic and can't at times figure out what gear it wants to be in. I have already replaced the gov. sensor and solenoid as an educated guess. I use mitchell and it seem...
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2003 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L ac system
hey guys need help with this one first customer had compressor failer pressures high sign of blockage pulled orffic tube full off metal flushed system 3 times 2 orffice tubes and reciever dryers dealer compressor new now take off down road 55-60 degrees out ve...
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1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JT8BF22G3V
Hope someone has seen this before and can point me in the right direction. This ES300 will hunt up and down from around 500rpm to 1500rpm at an idle, But it only does it once a month. Everything will be going fine then all of a sudden it starts to idle hunt. T...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBEA32EXR
Vehicle has a rolling idle and rich exhaust. Customer states fuel mileage is poor. Check engine light is on with 8 engine codes. Some codes were due to customer unpluuging maf. Other codes were O2.cmp.and closed throttle body related. Cleared codes and 13 - cl... Trouble codes: 13 (closed throttle position idle contact intermittent contact)
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1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK34YXS
This car came to me after customer bought it and was told that it needed an ecm. So at customers request I replaced the ecm. The car won't start, I checked injector pulse and the computer pulses the inj. once then it stops pulsing. I checked the cam and crank ...
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1991 Nissan D21 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1N65D11Y7N
Hello, This little nissan pickup is realy not wanting to get fixed, test drove couldnt verify anything lots of power ran strong. the starter was giving me issues replaced no problem. was getting ready to release vehicle and it ran porly surging black smoke, ge...
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2005 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L no throttle response VIN: 1N4BA41E95
I had posted this in the trans section but maybe I put it up in the wrong place. My name is James. Chrissy is just the person who opened the account for this shop. I have this Nissan Maxima that we installed a Nissan reman trans in due to very long delayed en...
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1993 Pontiac Bonneville SSE 3.8L ect. VIN: 1G2HZ52LXP
Hey guys I've got a crazy one here. This 1993 pontiac Bonniville has a shake from 65-80 mph that rattles the dash/ steering wheel/ seats. The customer brought the vehicle to me after replacing the tires (having them balanced/ rotated a few times)...no change. ...
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1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WP12K7X
Help! cant seem to get a handle on this one.The code comes back every-time you maintain a speed of 40 to 45 mph as the freeze frame data shows PO 1133 RPM 1822 PO O133 RPM 14 . ECT 174 ECT 199 MAF 16.75 MAF 15.07 LOAD 9% LOAD 9% TP ANGLE 6% TP ANGLE 6% BA... Trouble codes: P0133 (Insuficient cross counts), P1133
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2006 Pontiac G6 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2ZF55B06
PO106 map sets hot and on acceration. 4.9 volts reference , 10kpa unpluged,110 kpa jumped. 05ohms low reference to ground. tryed 2 delco map ,new delco mass air, known good 2 vvt solenoid, intake indution and cleaned map port,throttle plate, change oil,filter ... Trouble codes: P0106
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2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L windows, locks, mirrors VIN: YS3FB49S43
Hi to all and thanks in advance for even taking your time to rear this. I have a new customer referred to me who is new to the area so I would like to make her happy and keep her. We are a shop who deals with alot of electrical so this type of issue is not for...
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2003 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L most interior electric VIN: YS3FD49Y53
Saab Techs I need some help with this posessed 9-3. vehicle came in with a complaint of cant shift out of park, indicators on dash (warning lamps) come and go. many accessories dont work when warning lamps go out. This effects lighting, wipers, windows,etc. I ...
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2000 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L Rear Wheel Bearnig VIN: 1F1GF4852Y
I am trying to remove a rear wheel bearing from this car. The owner attempted to do it himself but gave up. He reassembled it and drove it about 2 blocks to my shop. I don't see any damage from driving with the balls gone from one of the races. I am using a Hu...
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2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L No Start VIN: 4S3BH635X1
Hey everybody, I have this Subaru that is driving me crazy. This is what's going on- These people came in with a complaint that the check engine light was on and that their car would very intermitentlly not start in the mourning. So I decided that it would be ...
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2005 Subaru Forester XT 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JF1SG69665
thank for any help to offer I have an 05 subaru forester 2.5 dohc turbo setting misire #4 po3o4 have replaced the plugs because they were worn switched the fuel injector and misfire still on #4 misfire counter rarely picks it up but is still counting on #4 cyl... Trouble codes: P0304
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1992 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JT3VN39W7N
Vehicle starts and stalls then just cranks. No codes. Has spark and fuel pressure, but no injector pulse. I have a square wave signal on the igt (black/blu) wire at the ignitor and the ecm. I also have a saw tooth pattern on the igf (bl/yel) at the ignitor and...
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2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Brakes VIN: 5TBBT44134
Vehicle came from dealer garage. Customer said dealer had replaced front pads and flushed fluid with BG Flush. They were unable to get a pedal afterward, although it had a good pedal before they worked on it. Customer declined further repairs at the dealer and...
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1998 Acura TL 3.2L No Start VIN: JH4UA3640W
Well I want to thank Iatn for its speediness,I got a lot of responses and 85 % reccommended replacing ignition switch. I did that and the problem was still there. I am a little embarrassed but this should just be a reminder to always check basics.It was the st...
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2000 BMW 328i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5345Y
THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLAYS MOST OF YOU SEGESTED TO CLEAN THE THROTTLE AND i DID SO ALL IS GOOD . NO REPORORAMING WAS NEEDED IT SEEMS THAT STARTER FLUID WAS STUCK IN THE BOTTEM OF THE TROTTLE AND CAUSING IT TO STICK . AGAINE THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THAKING TIME... Trouble codes: 1580 (Throtle body).
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L transmission in general VIN: WBAFB33551
thanks for the help guys. called and talked to people we got the transmission from and they want us to try a new speed sensor. customer hasnt returned with the car yet, but were hoping thats the fix. thanks again
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Control Head VIN: WBAFB33591
The X5 is fixed. I took a few days of driving to verify that it was ok, as the condition of the complaint warranted making sure it functioned in all conditions, like sunny hot interior definitely Ihka would not operate, or upon driving on rough roads intermit...
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1989 Buick Reatta 3.8L door locks VIN: 1G4EC11C9K
Thanks to all that replied especially Thomas. We have e-mailed back and forth several times. Think we got it figured out. Didn't find for sure where the wire problem is, but did find that anti-theft module was not getting disarm signal from keyless entry modu...
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1992 Buick Riviera Luxury 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4EZ13L9N
The magnet is still in the cam gear but it is very week and also the plastic is starting to come apart. I compaired strength of magnet with one in cam gear to a new one. New one was much stronger. Magnet repaired vehicle. Trouble codes: 41 (Cam Sensor Circuit).
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2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Rh Heat/Cool VIN: 1G4HR54K4Y
Replaced 2 actuators, 1 doa, other extremely sluggish, stopped several times during its travel. One door was quite stiff, lubed it up, seemed ok. Tahnks for the help. The customer got everything up to the firewall dusted !!! IATN is gr8 !!
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1994 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2GCFK29K4R
all seems good with vehicle. at this time no cust. complaints.. so we'll just leave it at fixed and hope this dist. assy. hangs in for a while.. thanx...
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1995 Chevrolet Corsica 3.1L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1G1LD55MXS
Thanks Jerry! A new modulator valve fixed the problem. I guess the old one was just a bit stiff. The diaphram wasn't blown, but it did seem hard to move with a hand held vacuum pump. There was also a small vacuum filter in-line at the modulator. I believe that...
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2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 7.4L Axle Seal VIN: 1GBJG31J8Y
Hey guys, Thank you for your help with the axle seal leak. I took Gordans advice and got the sleave/ seal kit from NAPA and when I installed it I found that the outside of the seal looked like it was leaking. I installed the kit and put RTV around the outsi...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23204
thanks to all who responded to my request. after much testing and inspection i found no broken, split, chaffed or bear wires. i did find posts on all data and direct hit-napa that simply stated that if you recive my code with no others then fault lies in the f... Trouble codes: P2149.
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LTZ 6.0L heated seats VIN: 1GCHK23U9F
thanks for the help. after inspecting door panel wiring and removal of lower seat. isolated fault to drivers door module per flow chart. thanks iatn.
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2010 Chevrolet IMPALA 3.5L Sdm VIN: 2G1WB5EN9A
This one is on its way to being fixed. As Bob from Ontario stated the 2010 Impala also has pretensioners mounted in the seats. The customer who repaired the vehicle did not replace them explaining the two codes for open circuits. Thanks IATN!! The parts needed...
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2000 Chrysler Intrepid 2.7L 2-1 shift & TCC VIN: 2C3HH46R0Y
Sorry to say that this car has not come back to the shop yet and this request is out of time. I anticipate that it will at some point so I will post an update then.
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2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L No Start, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HH46R42
Thanks for all your replies. Like most of you all said there was most likely a short somewhere in the harness. So what did opened up the whole harness and traced the signal wire from the coil #6 plug to the PCM and noticed it was burnt on the insulation aprox ... Trouble codes: P0356 (Ignition Coil 6 Circuit).
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1979 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L gauge VIN: E37HHEH960
It ended up being the regulator attached to the cluster,sounds like a common problem that we had never seen! Thks to all of you who nailed it and also the other good suggestions.The gauge sits in the middle now.Cust is happy and on his way.Thks Doug
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1992 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 7.3L hard to start VIN: 1FJBS31M0N
Thank you all you guys out there, you guys are wonderful fast reply, i got reply in just few minutes after posted and it all pinpoint directly to the injector pump, look like every one know the problem except me! After did all the test and check as recommended...
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1995 Ford ECONOLINE 7.5L Abs Module VIN: 1FDKE30G7S
ok, i have completed the checks for the system failure for the 2 dtcs c1198 and c1206, found the hcu to be faulty-the solenoid not working, now i am going to replace the master cylinder and the hcu at the same time. i had tried to bleed and this did not help, ...
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1997 Ford F-250 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTHW26F3V
Thanks to everyone that responded!! After much research the problem came down to incorrect injectors for vehicle. Vehicle is a 1997 Ford F-250, with California emissions. Turns out the injectors and engine computer are very specific to this calibration. Inject...
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2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3FAFP31357
The fix was a a bad intake valve. Next time I'll just do a leak down test. Trouble codes: P0135 (Bank 1 Sensor 1 heater circuit).
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2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Park Brake VIN: 1FTNS24292
Thanks everone for the help.i removed the axles and replaced the park brake shoes. real easy put new seals in it to.
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L timing VIN: 1FTPW14564
thanks everyone for your information on this engine,i learned alot about it. the problem ended up being a bad right bank cam phaser.i also noticed after i removed the roght timing tensioner that the seal on the back was broken in two places.i check to make sur...
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2005 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1FAFP34N75
I very much appreciate the responses I received. This transmission did have some internal damage so instead of repairing it we replace it with a low mileage tranny, now all is well and everyone is happy.
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2005 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34374
ALL THE HELP WAS MUCH APPRECIATED WHEN I MANUALLY CLOSED THE ORIGINAL VENT VALE IT STILL SMOKED AROUND IT. WHEN I CLOSED THE NEW FORD VALVE IT QUIT SMOKING. IT WAS A LEAKY VENT VALVE. THANKFULLY IT WAS STILL THE VALVE I NEEDED TO FIX THE CAR I JUST DIDNT CHECK... Trouble codes: P0455 (Evap system large leak).
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2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L low power on accel VIN: 1FMFU17535
Thanks guys, turned out to be a plugged bank 1 and plugging bank 2 cat converter. sorry for the slow response, the cust took a while to get the money together to fix. Thanks for all the great cat converter replies. also the others that seemed logical, lots o... Trouble codes: P0171.
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2007 Ford Mustang 4.0L horn VIN: 1ZVFT85H57
sorry for the long wait but after checking powers and grounds and terminal conections at the smart power module i could not get the car to deuplicate the problem cust has had the car for few weeks and no problem. thank for all the help i wish i knew what cured...
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2008 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2L Ignition VIN: 1GKDS13SX8
It was no big deal. I simply unbolted the ign. cylinder housing from the column. The repair instructions say to remove the cylinder before removing the housing or the electrical portion of the switch. This is not necessary. The dealer had the housing in stock ...
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2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L Hybrid BatteryLife VIN: JHMES96664
Thanks to all for the repies. Ennis from Calif. suggested Hybrid Battery is warrantied for 5yrs or 100-150K miles & to check to see if car has ever been in any accidents. (I don't know if this applies for non-original owner?/doesn't matter at this point as 5yr...
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1998 Hyundai Sonata GL 3.0L alternator VIN: KMHCF24T2W
after going through and rechecking all wiring , battery and resistor for charging system , installed another alternator and vehicle is charging normally thankx for all responses
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1987 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, run like retarded VIN: 1JCMR7841H
thanks for all who replied. the fix must have been a new crank sensor. 2 weeks now and the customer says it is running great. dont understand old sensor and new, the patterns look the same. ohwell if customer is happy im happy. thanks again.
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2006 Kia Sedona EX 3.8L a/c, cooling fan VIN: KNDMB23326
Thanks for the replies, my tech said he had checked all th connection but he had not, we found the power feed from the relay to the control unit had been melted at the control unit and after repairing this connector it has been working like new.
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2006 Land Rover LR3 HSE 4.4L hvac VIN: SALAG25446
hello and thanks to all that helped,I replaced compressor with new one and a new Refrigerant control valve and the problem was solved.The control valve in the compressor was shorted.
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1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G4W
Thanks so much to all that responded. A lot of you mentioned the A/F sensor problem but it was fine. It turned out to be the rear camshaft had slipped 3 teeth on the timing belt. Put a new belt, tensioner and pulleys on it and that took care of the problem. Th... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P0305.
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2002 Lincoln Continental 4.6L odometer & message center VIN: 1LNHM97V12
well im sorry to say that the customer declined the repairs. apparently the cost of a new cluster from ford scared her off. i still couldn't perform the abs or taction control self tests but the boss said that it was his belief that it was in the cluster and i...
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2005 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L No Start VIN: 5LMFU28525
someone else had done some work on this vehicle, found wiring for ecm laying on exhaust manifold. Fixed wires and now no problems, thanks for the replies Trouble codes: U0101.
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2005 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L steering VIN: 5LMEU68H65
Sorry took so long to close, Chris hit on the head after putting another pump on it from Ford, I started listening more closely to the noise it found that the noise is coming from the idler pulley that is just above the power steering pump. It Sounds just lik...
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 300TD 3.0L Differential (Final Drive) VIN: WDBEB93D9H
Thank you for all of the well thought out responses! The general consensus is that an "outside" factor may be causing the final drive output seals to seep enough oil and form the leak. The axle shafts were "rebuilt" 2 years ago, but we all know that does not e...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L hard top VIN: WDBFA63F6V
This fix was stupid - I'm not sure how I can prevent a recurrence in the future, but essentially, unplugging and plugging in the control module was the fix. After that, everything worked normally. I really wish I had more light to shed on the subject, or at ...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 4Matic 3.5L Airmatic VIN: 4JGCB65E36
Customer has been out of the country and just returned. We've scheduled to get back on this car in early September so I'll post any updates when we revisit this problem. I was hoping to get more info in regards to the level sensors that we're suspecting, but ...
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2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L Horns won't work VIN: 4M2ZU86K94
Thanks again to those who replied. Instead of repeating everything again, if you read the Update it covers everything. However to anyone who cares to, I would still like some feedback as I didn't get may replies. Thanks Jim
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