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2003 Acura RSX 2.0L want run VIN: JH4DC53043
I've changed motor,wiring harness on engine,and ecm.I've got a [...] ecm in there now.I had lock smith come by and try to reprogram immobilizer and key,but I think all they can do if program key to immobilizer,not immobilizer to ecm right?I can read data...
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2000 Buick Century Custom 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WS52J5Y
Car came into our shop with a po440, we replaced the vent solenoid after finding it faulty. Customer returned about a week later with a PO442, small evap leak detected. Rechecked vent solenoid and for leaks, none found. Customer stated his fuel gauge was errat... Trouble codes: P0442
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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D3U28C13G
Vehicle will not start cold. Seems to take a little longer to start than it should hot. Repair history shows parts replaced. Started imediately after high pressure pumps where installed both times. Absolutely no smoke when started. measured with Solus 1400 psi...
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1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L high low side psi VIN: 1FBSS31S9W
This van's a/c cools poorly (f/r air). What are ideal pressures @ 90 deg. F (low/high)? What are ideal center vent temps @ 90 deg. F? What am I missing to get the low side temps down, which should correlate to better center vent temps? Ck'd both fr/rear ...
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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU67K24
This truck has a over head cam 2 vale 4 liter engine. Customer brought into shop with a performance & SES complaint. Scaned out with a rich bank 1 code, scoped front O2 sensors bank 2 is acting normal ( switching rich to lean ) bank 1 is not switching at all (... Trouble codes: P2196 (B1S1 Rich not switching)
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2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB23325
Replaced thermostat last year and now its back have changed it twice in the last 30 days.Watching ect data on scanner does not show any drop outs and is currently showing 180 degrees to 185 degrees while driving it. Have searched the Kia site and do not find a... Trouble codes: P, 0128
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1986 Other GM s-10 truck 2.8L horn VIN: 1GCCS14R7G
I check the componets in the steering wheel,also check horn direct,check fuse,all are o k .could not find horn relay in dash.
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1997 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L Stall VIN: 2P4FP2538V
The customer brought the van in because it was stalling. She stated that "Chain" Parts store and Auto repair had told her she had low compression in two cylinders and that was causing her problems and the vehicle was not worth fixing. The van started fine and ...
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2006 Subaru Outback XT 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 4S4BP67C96
This is my wifes car and trying to keep her happy. When cruising or accelerating seems to hesitate or possible miss. Replaced spark plugs with subaru Oe plugs and inspected coils carefully, same problem. No codes, but cleaned airflow sensor and felt like it wa...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L low power VIN: WVWSP21J03
Good day and thanks for taking your time to read this help request. This Jetta TDI intermittently sets P0252 (VAG code 16636) Injection Pump Metering Control ďA" Range Performance. The customer compliains of a loss of power as well but to me the car runs fine ... Trouble codes: P0252 (same as Vag code 16636 Injection Pump Metering Control A Range Performance)
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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L module VIN: WAUML44E44
well my friends here is what happen. we fixed the wiring that we saw !we didnot go into the veihcle(custome declined more tear down) and install a new module .it went bad as well !!warranty company didnot agree to replace wiring and wanted this car to go to t...
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2004 BMW 645Ci 4.4L headlight inop VIN: WBAEK73494
I test drive the vehicle and the steering wheel sign disappeared. But the 2 hard codes are still there. Oh Fellows,first I want to thanks the 4 replies. But unfortunately,we are all wrong. I remember the words of Marty at LMVind.com : You guys have to keep it ...
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2002 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Stall VIN: 1G6K54Y02U
Well techs who replied I think the crank sensors fixed it. Boss drove it several times with out it stalling. Thanks to all ten techs who replied that the crank sensors would fix it. Thanks Dave from Dover.
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Hvac Controls VIN: 1GCEC14X25
I didn't change battery,buts its a wake up call cause I could have done that.He went by a chevy dealer,they said the servo could be bad,cause it should relearn it self.When I command it with my Solus 10.2 ,I can't see the voltage change on servo motor,don't kn...
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2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L 3-4 upshift and all downshifts VIN: WD2PD64415
Well techs this one is fixed. Had a friend reset shift adaption like Mark had said to do in his reply. Shifts great. Called Ken Garth Auto in Utah as Robert said to in his reply and talked to Tim a Sprinter tech. He said sometimes you have do this reset to fix...
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1984 Ford F-150 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FETEF14H7
Good morning to all Thanks to all of you for your help,what ended up to be the problem was somebody removed the egr plate under the carb and repaced it with a carb spacer,It ended up the carb spacer was the wrong one and carb was wrong one and base on carb was...
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1993 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Parking brake VIN: 1FACP41MPF
This one is fixed. Meaning its outa the bay and outa the shop. Not the real correct answer we like to have here, but 'finished' just the same. As you recall this is a vehicle that wasn't stock but modified into a somewhat hot rod status. Had I looked cl...
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2006 Isuzu N NPR 5.2L rotor
Hey guys. Thanks for all of the quick replies. You guys suggested heating the abs sensor ring up and low and behold it slid right off. Same thing putting it back on. I was able to complete the right side with no problems. The left side hub/rotor was a problem....
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L a/c compressor VIN: WDBEA32E95
this one is fixed!I figured it out two ways. richard from flordia sent me the pin out on the control module or relay. that let me know that every sensor was ok. then i found someone with a pulse tester and there wre no codes. so i pulled the heater control hea...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF82JX1
Customer decided after spending $400.00 at Mercedes dealer with no repairs performed and possibly looking at cat replacement with plugs and wires along with other known issues with SRS system and suspension that he would cut his losses and have vehicle towed a... Trouble codes: P207E, P2008 (001- Cat efficiency right cat), P2082 (008- Left O2 sensor - short circuit), P2085 (001 - Self adaptation of mixture is at limit value for left bank cylinders), 001 (Cat efficiency left cat), P2051 (Misfire cylinder 1), P2053 (Misfire cylinder 3).
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1997 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on
first of all thanks to everyone who replied. 90% of the replies were helpfull and directed me to the problem. However as of now the car is a crank/ no start due to a previous repair attempt at securing the ignition switch to the tumbler. I am closing this case...
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2003 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on, Bank1/bank2 o2 high VIN: 5N1ED28Y33
OK so this one is for the books. We had 2 different techs on this one, the guy who actually put in the first set of O2s one Bosch, one was Denso. So we ordered Nissan, well the new ones LOOK like Bosch units but not sure, BUT the odd ball reading disappeared s... Trouble codes: P0132 (O2 sig high bank 1 sensor 1 first time), P0152 (O2 sig high bank 2 sensor 1 first time), P0328 (Knock sensor b1 high).
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2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L No Start VIN: 2T1BR12E2Y
Here's what I figured out after much ado. The customer's son actually ran this engine "out of oil", niot just low on oil as I was first told. As a result, metal debris had coated the end of the crank sensor and made the aforementioned chia-pet. Phillip [...] ...
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2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0L Transfer Case VIN: JTEBU14R94
Thanks for your help, Well we came to the conclusion that the shift motor/actuator is faulty, the cust declined repairs. So in order to get the flashing lights to stop we removed the actuator lower cover and re-clocked the gears while still on the car untill ...
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