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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L radio
the radio in my own 740il is dead. it works for a few minutes after start up then sounds goes away. screen is always blank, except, get this, when i hook up scan tool screen and face controls function. what is up with that? i have checked the fuse behind casse...
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2003 Buick Century 3.1L instrument's VIN: 2G4WS52JO3
Hello, We have a 2003 Buick Century doing some interesting things, very intermitantly almost all the dash lights will come on, like the service engine soon light, check engine light, temp gauge goes dead, speedometer goes dead, abs light comes one, radio stop...
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2004 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L no upshifts, limp mode VIN: 1B3ES56C64
I have this 2004 dodge neon 2.0 auto with a no upshift. it has park, reverse, neutral, and 2nd gear only. It is in limp mode. It has two codes: P0706 and P0755. I cleared the code test drove and P0755 came back on right away. the etax fuse is okay. I have 12v ...
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1999 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GKDT13W5X
Hi everybody.I'm posting this help request for a co-worker tech who cannot find the problem with his Jimmy.When its wet(raining) it will not start when cranked but will offer a bit when the key is released,after this he plugs it in for an hour and it starts ok...
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2003 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L axle seal VIN: 1G2VC24L46
Thanks for any help or suggestions. The vin is not correct beacause i forgot to write it down & i'm at home. This is the foreman's truck & he noticed that the axle seal on the left front was leaking some fluid out of the front differential. He asked me to chan...
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1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L blowing the fuse VIN: JHMCB7653N
Car tow in the shop no brake light, no horn and transmission can not shift out of Park I have to insert the key in the shift lock release to shift out of Park.Replace 20amp fuse. Check all the sockets and the bulbs no rust or burn let cust go .Two day after ca...
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2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L a/c defrost VIN: KMHDN45D23
Hi folks. vehicle came in w/ defroster only working no matter what operator selected on switch. we determined the selector switch was faulty & when removed we smelled a burnt odor from the switch. we took it apart & saw it had shorted out internally. we replac...
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2007 Jeep Commander (Truck) 3.7L Unknown VIN: 1J8HG48K18
Please help!!!, truck came in with code 2767- input speed shaft sensor 2 no signal, customer stated she had been driving it over a month in and out of limp mode, turned off to reset it and kept driving. I replaced the hydro-electric module over the valve body ...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L ABC system VIN: WDBSK75F03
hello,I thought this was a no-brainer repair,but it has not worked out so I could use a hand here.The car came in with the left rear leaning and the right side up .I found a badly leaking right rear strut,dirty fluid and codes 1525 and 1526. I replaced the re...
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1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L Stall VIN: 2C1WX12X9S
Thanks for all the reply's after reading we checked icm and crankshaft sensor, replaced icm and that fixed problem along with a new battery. Again thanks for all the info.
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1998 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 7.4L compressor VIN: 1GNGK26J3W
Well first thanks for the replies, the fix ended up being several things: First off the problem of the short clutch cycle issue ended up being a defective low pressure switch that I had replaced before. The style switch this truck has is NOT adjustable. After ...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L air bag light on VIN: 1GBHK24U75
the air bag switch in the dash was bad thanks to all that replied
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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L engine
Thomas from New York helped by telling me that the coil and cam sensor wires would interchange. Ichecked color code and I had them on wrong. I have aways been a big Mopar fan but that is some of the worst engineering that I have ever seen.
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2002 GMC Yukon Denali XL 6.0L tcc VIN: 1GKFK66U02
I appreciate all the great techs on iatn. Alex from Georgia hit the nail on the head. I was able to change the spring between the TCC regulator apply valve and the isolator valve. TCC chuggle is gone. I appreciate all the replies. Rick
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2005 GMC Canyon Z85 SL 3.5L radio and wipers VIN: 1GTCS19605
well robert and blair had the right idea. it turned out to be the ignition switch. if the customer turned the switch off slowly problem never happened. if the wipers and radio came on he taped on the lock cylinder and it would shut off. i pulled the old switch...
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ5871V
well sometimes we overlook the simple things.were the jeep was slow cranking we had a battery charger hooked.did,ent notice the alt. was,ent chargeing.i was reaching in the window to start it.when i finally looked at the guages i noticed it was,ent chargeing.t...
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2003 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L Driveline VIN: 4F2YZ94163
AFTER CHECKING ALL THE OBVIOUS POSSIBLE CAUSES,WE SENT THE REAR DRIVESHAFT OUT TO BE BALANCED. IT APPEARS THAT A WEIGHT HAD COME OFF,BECAUSE THE SHAFT WAS OUT OF BALANCE.ROAD TESTED AND SEEMS TO BE OKAY. THANKS FOR THE INPUT...RAY
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Misfire VIN: 4JGAB54E5W
First I would like to thank everybody that has replied. I have applied and checked most of the suggestions made and when I was flushing the fuel rail and found water in the fuel, that was an eyeopener. Since I found water in it I had to drain the tank to mak... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multible Missfires), P0303 (Cyl 3 Missfire), P0306 (Cyl 6 Missfire).
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1995 Nissan Pickup XE 3.0L No Start VIN: IN6HD16Y8S
sorry took so long, we had replaced the distributor and it still didn't want to start. By now the battery is low from all that cranking. So we charged the battery up and it started right up. after a few times of trying to start the car it started to act up aga...
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1984 Porsche 944 2.5L No Start VIN: WPOAA0948E
The fix was to replace the reference mark sensor too. I called ECU Doctors from the phone number supplied by Greg. In talking with Jose (very helpful), he told me that low-mileage 84 Porsche ECU's rarely fail, and that the cracked solder for the coil driver...
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1995 Saab 9000 Aero 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3CH65R8S
Well thanks for all the support and thanks Yuval for youre help.It is fixed found throttle sensor resistance 795ohms with throttle closed spec. is lower then 700. Removed sensor from end of motor and found it had been forced on.Put sensor on proper vech. start... Trouble codes: 68390 (d7590-), D7590.
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L low oil pressure VIN: 3VWCD31C44
Wow! Wait till you read this fix. Only a volkswagen would behave this way. First of all, let me start off by saying I felt the oil pressure was good although AllData clearly states" 2.0 bar at idle". Mitchell stated 2.4 bar-4.7 bar above 2000 rpm & above 8...
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