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2001 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L Surge VIN: WAUKC68DO1
I have a 2001 audi a4 wagon with 1.8 turbo.The car originally came in with no compression.Found that the rear timing chain tensioner had collapsed causing timing to jump and result in bent valves.After repairing car and returning to customer next day oil light...
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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBABJ6325R
Hey guys, I have a 95 BMW 325i here giving me headaches. It was towed into our shop cranking and not starting. Preliminary checks found no spark, no fuel pressure and no injector pulse. I checked into IATN and found several hits on DME modules getting wet and ...
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1996 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L antitheft VIN: 1G6KY5294T
The car will run and then will die in three seconds a message on the dash says "antitheft system problem" and "car will not start" , but the car will start and dies on three seconds always.
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1971 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Surge
Here we go. This is one a friend of mine is calling me in for. He has done a COMPLETE overhaul on this car. Started it about 10 years ago!!! The car is finally done. We rebuilt the original motor with all stock replacement components (this past spring). No "pe...
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1987 Chevrolet Caprice 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, low pwr after third VIN: 1G1BU51H1H
thanks everyone this is my hell the cars repairs are done bye verious other shops i have always been blessed with attempting to adj out there repairs this time iam stumped car runs good off idle up too third gear than has no pwr and at times has very seveare s... Trouble codes: 43 (e s c spark control no light with code)
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1994 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GCFK29K1R
truck has a miss at idel unpluge map miss will goaway .withe the vac line to the map pluged and map pluged in the miss will go away injetor pulse will go to 2 mv map will read 4.5 volts full throtel truck will smoth out .remove and pluge egr no change at idel....
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L shudder VIN: 3GNFK16R8W
I get a bad shudder or vibration on moderate load at about 60 mph it starts slow then build up to a bad vibration. yet if i get into it hard or let off it stops. my first instinct is transmission. any help apreciated thanks in advance. Trouble codes: P0300
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1998 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L Stalls VIN: 1GCCS1944W
Intermittent crank and/or cam sensor problems (P0335, P0341)over the two years . All circuits and wiring are testing fine. As for sensors, I have tried replacing one or the other and end up replacing both and redoing. At first it would fix the problem for 3 to...
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1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Master Cylinder VIN: 3G1JC5247X
Inspected all 4 wheels. Lots of material on rear shoes; wheel cylinders ok. Replaced front brake pads / rotors and calipers[uneven wear each side]; cannot get fluid to rear wheels. No fluid coming out of abs controller lines. Does this sound like a master cyli...
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2000 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L starter,radio VIN: 1G1YY32G5Y
Car was towed in as no start, steering wheel locked. Scanned for codes-none in eng,trans,abs. Airbag had U1000 class 2 comm, U1040 EBCM/EBTCM comm, U1064 BCM comm. I have a Modis. Could not communicate with BCM. Pin tested BCM. Powers and ground ok. Leaning to...
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2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WX12K73
Takes approx 100-120 miles to set after 4 drive cycles it is pending drive cycles around 35 -50 mph various conditions no motor noise performance is good. Knock sensor code will pend and in freeze frame long term trim will be at +140 while short term is +1 egr... Trouble codes: P0327
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2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 7.0L no ecm communication VIN: 1G1YY26E16
Starting to pull my hair out on this one. This vette has no communication with ecm,all module have communication and data codes and the instrument and heads up module have no communication codes for ecm, ebcm and suspension.I have checked all power and ground ...
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1999 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 4C3AJ52N9Y
Hi, guys thanks in advance for the help. This one seems to like our shop, cause it came back! OK here we go. No start intermittenly, runs fine and as long as you want but, when you shut it off. it may take several tries to get it running again. When it wont st...
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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C4FY58B33
re accuring p0344 replaced cam sensor, measured infinet ohms cam is in sync found crank sensor sync out replaced and same problem accurs. do you have to perform cam crank sync, and if so can it be done without drbIII? thanks for any help Trouble codes: P0344
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1998 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.9L Hcu VIN: 1B7GG26X0W
Dakota with Kelsey Hayes EBC-2 Rear Wheel Antilock Brake system. Vehicle will actuate Dump Solenoid when braking over 10 mph- heard as a slight ticking noise- ticking speed increases with greater vehicle speed. No codes. RWAL ABS is operational in loose gravel...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Ignition VIN: 3D7HA18N92
Customer came in with power windows inoperable, headlights intermittantly going on and off, can not turn vehicle off, turn ignition off & remove key, truck stays running. tried replacing ignition switch with no luck any help would be appreciated.
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.7L speed sensors VIN: 1D7HU18DX3
we replaced the left front hub because of a defected bearing and abs code 26, after we still had a code 26 and a 36 / left and rear speed sensor no signal.. when we graph the three sensors and the right front was the one that was showing glitchs in the pattern...
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2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L door locks VIN: WDOPD74416
Hi Guys, We have this lovely sprinter in our shop and it keeps blowing the #6 fuse on fuse box #2 located under the driver seat. This is for the central locking system. The problem I'm having is getting an accurate wiring schematic. We are looking at power dis...
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2008 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D8HB38N08
I have this truck with the gas cap message on, performed self test and smoke test , no fault codes and no vissible leaks when performed smoke test, I replace the fuel tank filler neck , and gas cap and the truck came back for the same reason , this time I perf...
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1972 Fiat 500 .5L rear wheel bearing preload? VIN: XXX6071910
Any Fiat 500 experts out there in IATN Land? I am in the process of replacing the wheel bearings in all 4 corners of this car. My question is regarding the rear wheel bearings. There is an inner and outer bearing with a crush sleeve between them. The bearin...
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1995 Ford F-350 XLT 7.3L no shift VIN: 1FTJW35F6S
Have a 1995 F-350 powerstroke with an E4OD. The truck wont automaticaly up shift but will down shift, you can manualy up shift to 3rd gear, and to go in to OD you need to shift to neutral and back to OD. We have replaced PCM, had it to our trans shop that rebu...
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1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Wipers VIN: 2FTDX18W4V
Got a truck in today and the complaint was the wipers would not work. So I hot wired the wiper motor and the motor worked fine. Then I went to the fuses and all were good. Went to the three relays, and when I put voltage to them they all so worked. But the rel...
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2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Engine VIN: 1FMYU04151
Vehicle brought to our Service Dept. with concerns of "engine Noise" that "Sounds like a Diesel" When running, warm or cold, the sound never changes, it does sound like a Diesel !! Most of the noise seems to coming from the right bank (closest to firewall) Eng...
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMZU63KX3
Vehicle came in with a no start condition. Pulled Bank 1 valve cover off and found timing cassette broke. did compression test and found bank 1 had no compression. Bank 2 was fine. I replaced all timing cassetes and chains. I used the special ford tool kit to ... Trouble codes: P2196 (O2S stuck rich)
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2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXE45S85
This E450 is giving me fits. It is public transportation bus on an RV cutaway chassis. I have codes for both front O2 heater circuits (P0135, P0155) and EVAP purge control fault (P0443). Everything is testing good, Both front O2 heaters Ohm at 5.0 Ohms, purge ... Trouble codes: P0135, P0155 (HO2S21 heater circuit fault), P0443 (EVAP system purge control valve fault)
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2005 Ford E-350 Club Wagon XLT 5.4L steering VIN: 1FBNE31L25
Thank everyone in advance. We have this 05 E350 that has a funny "tight" feeling as you drive. The van darts around the road as you drive. You just cannot relax when you drive. We inspected the front suspension and steering. The lower ball joints had some play...
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2008 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU73E98
Customer called with complant that is vechile wouldn't go over forty miles an hour. The check engine light is on and theres a picture of a wrench litt up on the dash. When the customer brought the car to me,the litt up wrench went out and and vechiles would go... Trouble codes: 135 (Heater circuit fault), 405 (Egr a sensor circuit low), 443 (Evap purge control circuit), 2107 (Tac module processor), 2110 (Tac forced limited rpm)
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2008 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTPW14V08
The customer is still having a concern with ses light on, rough run intermittantly. If anyone has had any similar cases like this one we would greatly appreciate any input on this. Thank you for your time..Please see related repair history.
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2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L Accessories VIN: 1GKFK16Z23
Vehicle was towed in because throttle was unresponsive-found codes p0120,p0220,p1516,p1518-found bulletin for updated software-installed software-vehicle drove out ok.Went to close drivers power window and whole vehicle went NUTS-windows and locks quit working...
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2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L door locks
Hey guys, this is my first tech help post! Got this 03 yukon XL and customer came in with the door locks not working except for the drivers door. I checked everything and determined that all the lock actuators needed replacing. So we replaced all actuators and...
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2003 GMC Sierra 3500 6.6L Shift VIN: 1GTJK331X3
Truck has 4th gear only, pressures electrical connectors ok
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2005 GMC Canyon Z85 SL 3.5L radio and wipers VIN: 1GTCS19605
got a weird one here after the truck is shut off , you exit the vehicle the factory alarm may start to go off. also the radio comes on as do the wipers if they left on before you left the truck. this happened only one time for me and stopped on it's own. had m...
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1998 Honda Accord DX 2.3L 2nd gear not there VIN: 1HGCG1657W
Scan dtc found p0730,test drove and it had no 2 gear.no d4 2nd , no manual shift 2 nd. while trying to attach press gage to 2 nd test port found wire harness pin coming from lock up control sol./shift control solenoid valve "A" assmembly was not secure in the ...
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2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L auto sliding door VIN: 2HKRL18761
We are having a problem with the right automatic sliding door. When the vehicle came in it did not operate at all. Checked codes and had code 25. cleared the code and removed fuse # 13. Did the rehome procedure. We can get the door to open but, it will not clo...
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2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L no communication. VIN: 2HGES26873
Hello all you honda techs and thanks ahead of time for any help recieved. this honda came in my shop running on half power almost like a clogged cat conv. The first thing i noticed was the guages dont work except fuel,i also have no communication w/pcm.check e...
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2006 Honda Civic DX 1.8L Surge VIN: FDI-100393
Have a problem with this civic fly by wire engine is the R18A was originally hesitating owner cleaned throttle body and that solved the initial problem the following was only noticed after cleaning. When throttle is quickly opened and released vehicle's rpm ...
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2003 Isuzu Ascender 5.3L Passenger Side Blend Door VIN: 4NUET16P73
This Ascender came in from another dealership that had given up on it. Has dual zone climate control with the digital display. Passenger side blend door stuck at 195 count actual but count command is at 56. Driver side show command and actual count of 51 for b...
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1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Spark VIN: SAJNV4842K
The car came in via tow truck after stalling in an intersection and not starting afterward. The owner reported that smoke seemed to be coming from under the car when he opened the hood. After trying once more to start the engine, I checked or spark from both c...
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2004 Jaguar XJR 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJWA73B34
Hu Group, Vehicle came in with check engine light on and message for cruise control inop.Scanned ecu and came up with the 2 codes listed.Scanned speed control control unit and found the following codes:B1342-control module internal failure,C1292-Speed control... Trouble codes: P1696 (adaptive speed control link), P1797 (TCM to ECM CAN NETWORK malfunction)
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1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L brake light warning VIN: 1J4FF68S9X
I got this jeep in when you have your headlights on and push on the brake the warning indicator on the center console shows brake lights are out, all lights work and third brake light has 921 bulbs and other brake lights have 2057 bulbs. With out the headlight...
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1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FY29P8V
Changed engine in this jeep with rebuilt engine. Installed new clutch resurfaced flywheel. After engine swap check engine light came on with code for crank sensor. I assumed I bumped sensor during swap so I changed ckp with new sensor. no change. My question i... Trouble codes: P1391 (intermant loss of cmp or ckp signal)
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2003 Lincoln LS 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 1LNHM86S23
All Info On Scan Data Seem Within Value if the vehicle is in drive position and demand power at that time it is ok,If vehicle is place in the park or nuteral position comand for acceleration it will give you a slow rise and the limiter will come on at appox 30... Trouble codes: N0NE
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1991 Mazda 626 GT 2.2L engine speed VIN: JM1GD2436M
Hello, fellow mechanics. After we rebuilt the engine on this 2.2 liter turbo, a few days later the customer brought the car back saying he had over 4000 rpm at cruise on the freeway. I verified that this is true, and the engine sometimes flares up at low speed...
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1996 Mazda Protege LX 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BB1412T
Much to my suprise IATN had zero references to code P0440 for this year series in Mazdas. I'm looking for more detailed testing or if anyone has experience with this code on this car. SomeData is vague as usual. I give them credit for only inserting OE info in... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap system malfunction)
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2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 5.5L Mechanical VIN: WDDNG71X57
The customer complains of a wining noise coming from the front of the motor. It is not extremely loud, but customer says that it was not there before and he is concerned if it can cause engine damage. Have anyone seen anything common on this cars?
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2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L maintenance VIN: WMWRH33546
Does anyone know if the maintenance/oil life can be re-set without factory tool & how?? Thanks in advance.
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1990 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JN1CZ24A6L
I need some real help here. This 300ZX TT came to us back in May with an alternator making 20v DC. Installed OE Reman alternator to correct. Long before the alternator problem and several shops before hand this car developed a rolling idle. Someone at one po...
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2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D14
This is pretty much a modification of a pending post. I would like to thank all that replied to that post. My question is are codes p0223;p0122;p2135 normal to set after a new throttle body replacement and should a relearn make them dissappear. Trouble codes: P0223, P0122, P2135
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1N4AL11D45
We have this nissan that the customer states that the check engine light will come on then the car will not accel. Normal operation for the throttle control when this code sets, but after driving the car many times, wiggling all the harnesses, and tapping thro... Trouble codes: P2135
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2007 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L No Start VIN: 1N6AD06U67
This truck was brought in on a hook yesterday evening, customer stated he took off from a stop light and it wouldn't go over 5mph. He found somewhere to safely pull over and killed it, then it would not restart. Started working on it this morning and scanner w...
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2007 Nissan Sentra S 2.0L CVT transmission VIN: 3N1AB61E87
I have seen this car for a few years, and the problem is present only in winter, the transmission doesn't shift when is below 50 degrees, the vehicle needs to warm up to normal temperature to be able to drive normally. If you take it in cold, it will stay at 3...
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2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NF52T5Y
Greetings fellow IATN Techs. I have this Grand Am that has came in 3 times in the last 6 weeks. Customers complaint is that the check engine light is on. When first diagnosed, using the Tech 2 scan tool, i commanded the Vent valve closed. With the smoke machin... Trouble codes: P0442 (Evap small leak detected)
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2005 Pontiac G6 3.5L No Start VIN: 12T3645738
intermitant no start/no crank when problem happens have no communication with pcm and bcm sets no comm code with pcm and another code for no comm with steering modual. sorry at home and dont have code #'s. Also noticed odometer reads ERROR and radio reads STEE...
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2007 Suzuki XL-7 Luxury 3.6L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2S3DA21777
I have a MODIS. Worked on this 1 week ago.No Suzuki avail. Performing diag Gen OBDII. Codes received are as follows. PO050, PO154, PO008, PO300, PO304, PO306, PO302. When vehicle came in is was running rough and black smoke from exhaust. Fuel Trim numbers were... Trouble codes: P0050, P0154, P0008, P0300, P0302, P0304
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1989 Toyota Van Wagon LE 2.2L No overdrive cold VIN: JT4YR29V2K
I'm in California trying to help a friend who lives in Maryland. I enclose his Synopsis. Any help or Tech tips would be appreciated. Thank You, Kelly 1989 Toyota Van, 2WD AT Cargo Van w/4YEC, 190K. Problem is not shifting into OD until driven 10-15 miles fro...
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1996 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Monitors, OBD II, VIN: JT2BG12K0T
Vehicle came in originally for Mass State safety/Emissions Inspection. Failure for "CEL" Illumination. Vehicle came in next day for "CEL" Diagnostics's. Determined to be DTC related to EGR Pintle Position & Flow detection. Replaced all EGR related components a...
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1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JT3HJ85J0V
Thanx for any help on this one drives fine then has like an itermittent "hick up " like the egr is sticking so I am looking at the egr it has a vacume hose that comes from the egr modulator to the egr valve on the egr valve line it has another vacume line tha...
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1998 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K9W
Customer's complaint of surging, service engine soon lamp illuminated. Lack of power, poor fuel economy. No surprise with the AFR numbers displayed. Scoped O2 sensor, signal looks good. Can't call it the problem. Watched O2 volts on scanner (generic OBDII on... Trouble codes: P0133 (Heated Oxygen Sensor Circuit Slow Response Bank 1 Sensor 1), P0171 (System Too Lean)
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1999 Toyota Solara SLE 3.0L Misfire VIN: 2T1CF28P5X
Hello This car came in with a misfire on # 6 cyl. Upon inspection I found a mouse had chewed on the wiring on top of the motor. Mainly it had chewed the wiring in two on the #6 injector. I repaired all the wiring I found damaged but still a misfire on #6. Sti... Trouble codes: P0306 (Misfire 6 cyl)
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2000 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TASM92N1Y
I've got this Tacoma that I can't get to stop setting a P0325. Resistance from E.C.M. connector to ground was open with knock sensor plugged in, verified no open or shorts in wire. At this point, the flow chart says to "substitute knock sensor with known good ... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor 1 circuit fault b1)
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1994 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2G1WN59T5R
THANK YOU ALL FOR THE TECH HELP I HAVE ALREADY TRIED ALL OF THE INFO YOU HAVE SENT ME BEFORE I REQUESTED HELP, THE CUSTOMER HAS DECIDED TO SELL THE VEHICLE AS IS AND LET SOMEONE ELSE FIGURE IT OUT. THANKS AGAIN PAT. Trouble codes: 35 (Iac).
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1997 Chevrolet S10 2.2L 3-4 shift/3-2 shift VIN: 1GCCS1444V
Well I fixed this one yesterday. Sometimes plain-ol common sense prevails over hi-tech diagnostic equipment. Turned out to be the forward sprag was locked-up, as I reasoned by looking at the powerflow chart. I left out several details and test results in my or...
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2003 Chevrolet SSR 5.3L Accessories VIN: 1GCES14P43
thanks to all that replied the problem was the latch the switch was ok but the guide pin would not push on the switch because of play in the latch thanks again jeff
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.0L Reduced power VIN: 1GCHC29U26
Thanks for all the responses, found a poor connection when the throttle body pigtail was replaced. Also remoeved and cleaned all the grounds on the engine even above the transmission. So far so good. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0120 (Tps position sensor 1 circuit), P2135 (Throttle position 1-2 correlation).
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1997 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.5L Misfire VIN: 2C3HD56FXV
Ok, I did finally find an intake leak, however the smoke test didn't show it the first time but after everyone came up withthe same answer, I decided to smoke her again. It was coming from the bottom of the intake and was hard to see. Thanks again for your hel... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 Misfire), P0300 (Multiple Cylinder Misfire).
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2000 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1C3EJ46X2Y
There are several people you should never lie to, your mom, your doctor or your mechanic. Vehicle was severely overheated and stalled the cust attempted to jump the vehicle and crossed the cables, shorting the ECM after checking our timing marks and aligning ...
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2006 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L Instrument Panel VIN: 2A4GM68486
Thanks to each of you for your input. The customer was in a hurry for the vehicle and took it to the dealer. He was charged 6 hours labour and it was a 'corroded wire' underneath the dash.
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1998 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R3W
after tracing the engine loom and trying to figure out why the asd relay ground circuit was pulsing on and off, causing the asd and fuel pump relays to click out of control, i finally talked my local Chrysler dealer into getting me another PCM. installed it an... Trouble codes: P1388 (Autoshutdown relay control circuit), P0354 (Ignition coil 4 primary circuit), P0356 (Ignition coil 6 primary circuit).
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2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L steering control VIN: 1B7GL22X2Y
Thanks for all of the input. This truck is fixed. Even though we moved tires all around on this vehicle the fix turned out to be replace the tires. We finally pulled 2 tires out of our scrap pile to put on the front and drove it. The pull was gone. The custome...
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2003 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Cuts out VIN: 1B4HR58N63
It was the PCM all along, we waited 2 days for the engine computer to arrive it was a special order, install it load the VIN # & the skim code for the anti-theft with our DRBIII & the truck works like a sharm Trouble codes: 132 (oxygen sensor bank 1 sensor 1 high voltage), 138 (oxygen sensor bank 1/sensor2 high voltage).
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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.9L engine oil leak VIN: 3D7KS28C96
Thank you for all your input. We inspected the rear crankshaft sealing surfaces - all looked good, no grooves or damage. We replaced the rear main seal, went on an extensive road test and retested for oil leak with black light - all is good. Thanks again.
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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck SLT 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 3D7MX48C06
I will close this request with what I know at this time. All of the replies pointed to the TCC trying to lock in when it should not be doing so. I checked for gunk in the pan and found much more than would be expected, especially since the Trans. just had appr...
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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck TRX4 5.9L 4th gear VIN: 1D7KS28CX6
overdrive unit was the problem,ended up rebuilding trans
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1999 Ford class a moto 6.8L speedo VIN: 3FCNF53S4X
key on voltage supply at fuse panel under dash for abs did check good, but wiring crimp problem behind fuse panel. found during desperation///.
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Engine VIN: 1FTRW07671
I finally saw the truck smoked.blue smoke,most were right about steam seals or guides problems.I am going to tear down the cylinder heads and send them toa machine shop for valve jobs.thanks everyone.if i found more problems to them i will repost.
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2002 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U72
The cam sensor was the problem, thanks to all who replied! Trouble codes: P0300.
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2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73K34
Hi gang! We found a locksmith to make 2 new keys and program the PATS system, then it would crank but not run, I did tell the customer ahead of time ther emight be more than one problem becasue of the length of time he ignored this, double checked for spark, i... Trouble codes: P0190, P0172, P00, 175 (System too rich banks 12), P0191, P0301, P00, 316 (Misfire dectected in first 1000 revolutions), P00, 401 (Insufficient EGR flow).
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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU67K24
It is indeed possible to set the cam timing on a 4.0 liter SOHC motor without the OEM type tool set. Found TDC marks on harmonic ballancer, indexed cams with a piece of square stock ( a lot like the ZTech motor cam system ). Found bank 1 cam was retarded about... Trouble codes: P2196 (B1S1 Rich not switching).
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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Fluid Loss VIN: 5FNRL18073
WE DID NOT REPAIR THIS VECHICLE. OWNER OPTED TO DRIVE IT TO HIS HOME, OVER THE MOUNTAIN ABOUT AN HOUR OR SO AWAY. MANY OF THE RESPONSES SUGGESTED ADDING AN EXTERNAL OIL COOLER FOR THE TRANSMISSION TO BETTER COOL THE FLUID AS IT MOST LIKELY OVERHEATED IN THE ...
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2007 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L Rear of vehicle VIN: JHLRE48337
As stated in my update, the majority of responses indicated u-joint problems necessitating driveshaft replacement. Apparently, this is a common CR-V problem. Special thanks to William [...] who directed me to theujointstore.com. The u-joints for this cost ...
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Starter unction VIN: SAJHX1246W
Cedric from Louisiana nailed it when he said to be sure the 2 wires from the exciter ring around the key switch were plugged in. It took me some while to find where the plug plugged in. I think what happened is that I pulled the combo t/s & wiper switch and mi...
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2003 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA24CX3
I have had the vehicle back in this week for the sole purpose of a follow up visit. There are no codes flagged, all monitors have been satisfied. LTFTs are no worse than -10% and and in most load sites are much better than that. The customer was wil... Trouble codes: P0172 (A bank 1 combustion too rich.), P0175 (B Bank 2 combustion too rich.), P0455 (EVAP leak detected large).
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1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Blower Motor VIN: 1J4GZ78S0S
thanks to all who replied. we had a lot of replies that suggested changing the resistor but this is an automatic system with a power module instead of a resistor. we were looking for some specific tests to determine if the cause was from the power module or ...
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2003 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L air bag light VIN: KNDUP13193
Sorry for the delay in closing this (been pretty crazy around here).Thanks for all the help on this one.as most all of you sugested it was the LF seat belt buckle (not retactor).wires broken where wires go into the buckle.SIR light did not shut off by itself h...
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2002 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM82W22
REPLIES INCLUDED: VACUUM LEAKS, FUEL TRIMS WERE O.K. AND SMOKE TEST REVEALED NOTHING, 2 PEOPLE SAID BAD PCM, AND OTHERS ASKED FOR MISFIRE COUNTS, CYL 6 HAD OVER 6,000 MISFIRES ALL THE OTHERS WERE O, 1 STATED EGR, BUT THAT WOULD NOT AFFECT CYL 6 DIRECTLY AND 2 ... Trouble codes: P0306 (Cylinder 6 misfire).
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1999 Mazda FAMILIA 1600CC Hesitation, Surge VIN: BJ5W-11163
Hi Team I am now a bald headed alcoholic after working on this thing.Thanks to all replies . we had pretty much done all that was suggested without much luck. There were no fault codes and basic mechanical checks were OK . Thinking outside the square we fo...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRH64J12
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HELP. MANY TECHS RESPONDED WITH POSSIBLE CAT RELATED FAULTS. WE BROUGHT VEHICLE IN TO PERFORM BACK PRESSURE TEST AND INSPECT FOR POSSIBLE FRONT CATS PLUGGED. UPON BRINGING VEHICLE IN, ALL STARTED TO RUN WELL. NO MISFIRE CODES WERE DETE... Trouble codes: P2045, P2047, P2049.
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2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41E24
no new information was provided with current responses. I still have the vehicle and am planning on tearing the engine back down to check the timing components and hope I find the Problem there. Trouble codes: P0011 (IVT Control Circuit Failure Bank 1), P0021 (IVT Control Circuit Failure Bank 2).
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1997 Plymouth Voyager SE 3.3L Alarm VIN: 1P4GP44ROV
Well gang the fix is in. Just don't tell the bookie. As it turned out after talking to woman of the house. A shade tree had also replaced the ECM with a used.After researching the numbers it came from a 2000 And the BCM came from a 1998. A total mismatch. I re...
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1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager Expresso 3.3L Starter relay ground circut VIN: 1P4GP4GXWB
This beat me, Shipped out unrepaired sent to dealer, It may be all that is needed to finish the job is to flash the securty code into the PCM. I was disappointed in MOD regarding the info pertaining to the securty system.
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2003 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L rear brakes VIN: 3G7DA03E23
sorry for the delay in closing. we are waiting for the vehicle to return. thanks for the replies. the only suggestion that has not bee tried already is hardware. we have a GM hardware kit for it when it comes back. heres hoping!!
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1983 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT4RN44S6D
Ok first of all like i said the A.A.P. was ok but i replaced the TVS because it did make a difference by disconnecting it during a diagnostic test, but made no difference in reality. replacing the EGR TVS cured that problem. I did a intrusive test on the cat a...
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1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L rebuilt pump VIN: 4S3BD4355W
Well the parts gremlin struck again! And every Tech knows what I'm talking about! Got the rebuilt pump installed and setting the timing was easy with Snapon it's right in the test groups. The car was was running great, went on a test drive about 1/2 mile later...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 2.8L Rear view mirror VIN: WVWTH63B21
Would like to thank all who responded about the mirror being bad, the customer was truly appreciative about the info, and also the suggestion about possibly putting in a standard mirror in place of the auto tinting one that's in there now. Thanks again, you gu...
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2004 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1MS38284
I replaced the fuel rail pressure sensor, and codes have not returned, calling this one fixed, thanks to all who responded as the fuel rail presssure sensor seems to be a common cause of these codes. Trouble codes: P0191, P0192, P0194.
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