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1991 Acura Legend L 3.2L abs modulator VIN: JH4KA7630M
Thanks for any help in advance. 91 legend has a new honda vss and aftermarket lf drive axle. no dtc's, no abs lamp when activating. Customer says vehicle started acting up after axle replacement. Under 40 mph modulator or something on right side if dash clicks...
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2003 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUML64B03
Vehicle towed in no start, found battery had 51cca. Installed new battery, upon start up engine had noise, appears to come from inside the intake. After the chain tensioners and valve cover gaskets, no codes but cam crank correlation and misfire p0300-p0303 pu... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0301, P0302, P0303
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L pass doors stuck closed
i cannot get the door panels off this vehicle to access door latch assemblies without completely destroying them, and i need to fix these stuck doors. i am trying to see if i cam power the electrical portion of the door locks to see if it will engege the lock ...
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Charging VIN: WBAEV33473
Hello to all, We have this BMW here with batt light iluminated all the time. At idle no loads 14.2 volts, turn on loads & voltage drops to 12.2, raise rpm to 2000 with same loads on and voltage increases to 15.5, while at 2000 rpm turn loads off and voltage in...
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2001 Buick Century Limited 3.1L Odometer VIN: 2G4WY55J01
Hi all, This car has an instument cluster problem. About a year ago the gas guage stopped working and always reads overfull. I believe I diagnosed it with a bad sending unit. It has voltage and ground at the connector and when unplugged reads empty. It was dec...
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2006 Buick Rainier CXL 4.2L Starting VIN: 5GADT13S26
2006 buick rainer towed in ,customer states stall no start no crank.set codes p1516,p1682,p2122,p2127 and p2128.app sensor voltage good,has power thru crank fuse but no power at etc fuse.thanks for any help.
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1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Overheating VIN: 1G6KD54Y8W
Thank you for your help! Well this is turning out to be one that I should have let go somewhere else. Customer has had several shops work on it at different times. Complaint is overheating intermittantly. Sometimes when driving and other times when idling. Coo...
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2003 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L No Start VIN: 1G6KF57973
This 03 Cadi was towed in for a no start. Battery dead of course so I charged it. Went to start it and turned the key. The cluster comes on but when you put it in the start position the cluster shuts down,but the starter does not engage. I checked the starter ... Trouble codes: U1000 (Class 2 malfuction)
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1989 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G1BN51EXK
Car came in with intermittent stall. At first could not duplicate problem. Let run in shop for about an hour and it died. Restarted scanned ignition, showed to be ok. While idling I caught it just before it died, and sprayed carb cleaner in throttle body and k...
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1993 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2G1WL54T8P
Greetings iatn techs. We have this 93 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1 California Emmissions car that has came in for complaint of high idle, rough running, a/c not working, cruise not working. Checking the high idle, found short vaccum hose with hole in it. Replaced with... Trouble codes: 13 (Open O2 Sensor Circuit), 14 (Coolant Temp signal Voltage Low), 15 (Coolant Temp Signal Voltage High), 21 (TPS voltage high), 22 (Tps voltage low), 23 (MAT Sensor Signal High)
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 LS 6.0L Master Cyl ????? VIN: 1GCGK29U4X
Truck has Hydraboost system. We could not get the problem to appear during road test. Customer states pedal drops to floor with TOTAL loss of braking. Happens only when going slow and riding pedal...like in parking lot or stop and go traffic. Customer states p...
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1GCEC19Z66
I have a 2006 Silverado with the 5.3 and a 4L-60. I can operate the 1-2 solenoid from the PCM with power probe. That tells me the wiring is in good order. However, using scan tool to command the 1-2 solenoid does not operate solenoid. Good power at solenoid.
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1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GP64L1T
Cust complaint is Mil keeps coming on. Scanned and found code p0505 Idle Air Circuit. We cleaned Throttle Body and replaced IAC with factory part. Light came back on after a couple days. Scan data appears normal cust is not complaining of an idle problem. Are ... Trouble codes: P0505
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2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Cuts out VIN: 3D7MA48643
I need some input from diesel mechanics thank you ahead of time. Well i have a headache with this truck they brought me this truck because it blew a rod through the side of the engine the customer went a bought a used engine 3500 from a salvage yard after i pu...
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L No Start VIN: 2D4GP44L35
if any one can help with this vehicle we would really appreciate it. since we put in the new used computor we can,t comunicate with our scanner.the van will start and run for about 3 seconds or not start at all, thanks for any help
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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck SRT-10 8.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, plug gap VIN: 3D7HA18H96
Hey Guys, I had this truck in about 2 months ago. We found a Cyl. 1 Misfire code. After removing the spark plug,we found the electrode was closed up and the plug was carbon fouled. We replaced all 10 plugs but could not find a reason for the gap closing up.Fo... Trouble codes: P0301, P0310
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1993 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L fuel system VIN: 1FT56U7846
old ambulance was brought in for smoke at idle, found the engine was over fueling and replaced injection pump and injectors. smoke at idle is gone now, but any time the truck is acceled, it blows black smoke out of the exhaust badly, rechecked the timing and i...
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1998 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTZR15U1W
this truck was towed in and dropped off.customer put a new coil pack on the vehicle.the trucks battery was stone dead when i started working on it. what i have and can confirm is that i do have spark, i do have fuel pressure at the rail,and i also have injecto...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L glow plugs VIN: 1FTNX21FXX
mornin techs,been fighting the glow plugs on this one for about a year now.owner replaced the relay three times and im on #6.when we first had this problem a relay would fix it for about a month.then it would hard start.a few months ago it started popping code...
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21F1Y
I have this Ford F250 7.3 diesel very hard to get started once started will run with no power like a couple of dead cylinders, after it runs long enough like 8 min it starts running on the other cylinders, then it will start up after that, cylinder contributio...
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2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L No Start VIN: 2KAFP73W11
Checked out found power on the fused wire at relay but no power on red wire coming from splice 129. Cant find location on that splice but no pressure no pump action also car is blowing cig lighter fuse all the time. Dont think its related but maybe. Alldata sa...
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2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FAFP53253
Customer brought car in complaining about vibration when making a brake application. test drove and yes vibration. so we asked costomer had any work been done on vehicle lately, she said yes and all the above listed items were replaced by another shop. so car ...
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2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW125X4
Good morning fellow techs, I have this Ford F150 with a 5.4 that came in with a Check Engine Light on and major misfire. Did a check and found plugs to be worn, installed new plugs, coil boots, and performed a fuel rail service. Also installed a new fuel injec... Trouble codes: P0302 (Misfire cylinder 2), P0316 (Enigine misfire detected on startup)
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1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L fuel guage VIN: 2GTEK19R7W
This fuel guage has a very slight viabration at all times with the key on. No matter if the engine is running or not. I've checked everything that I can think of on this vehicle that might cause this viabration and I can't come up with anything that will fix i...
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1999 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S6CK58W0X
Vehicle came in with a concern of runs rough and stalls vehicle has been worked on at another facility not certain of everything that has been done vehicle owner cannot give us a detailed list of what has been replaced or repaired vehicle had been sitting for ... Trouble codes: P1508 (Iac sys low rpm)
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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L ignition VIN: 5643245345
I hope you honda guys can help me. I installed a new lock cyl. with key from the dealer. Now the pass key light is blinking. Anyway to resolve this without bringing it to the dealer?
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2005 Honda Civic Value Package 1.7L alternator VIN: 2HGES16375
When vehicle first came in it was charging but any load would bring it down. Replaced alt with delco, vehicle came back customer complained about battery light coming on. Tried another delco same problem. Tried a brand new alt from napa same problem. All groun...
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2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58YX4
Car came in with complaint of dying at 45-50 MPH. In morning will start and stall. Multiple codes stored. I was not the first person to look at this so I don't have all the original codes. Checked fuel pump pattern with Vantage, looked like crap. Installed new... Trouble codes: P1242
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Battery VIN: SAJDA01C71
Hello Fellow Iatn Techs. I have here a 2001 (according to VIN) Jaguar S-Type 3.0L V6 in the shop right now that has a large battery draw/drain. I starts out drawing about 1150mA and then about 1 hour later, it drops down to 380mA. I pulled all fuses in the En...
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2005 Kia Optima LX 2.4L clutch/flywheel VIN: KNAGD12675
Hi guys, just a question about Dual Mass Flywheels. I have this 05 Optima and the guy thought he had a bad clutch. I drove it and said I didn't think so because sometimes it felt fine and other times it was pretty low (pedal) before disengaging. I said it migh...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L supply voltage to rpm sensor2 and 3 VIN: WDBNG75JOY
Customer was driving car when (MIL) lamp came on for the first time,however he claims it did not affect driveability.he then went to a local garage in the city,they scanned it and cleared lamp.He then continued on to his office. Later on that day on his way ho...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L radio VIN: 4JGAB75EXA
Benz techs, I have this ml 500 that originally came into our shop with a coolant level light on. the bottle and 100 amp fuse at the possitive battery cable where replaced. I am told the customer jump started another vehicle with this car and had initially hook...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Stall VIN: WDBRN40J13
Towed in no crank. Engine cut out 2x and wouldn't crank after the second stall. Two codes engine control module internal error (203B-002) and CAM sensor no signal both stored. Description of code "internal error replace control module". Replaced w/ new engine ... Trouble codes: 203B0
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2000 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55S7Y
Please read the information I've provided carefully There are lots of postings for dual codes 175/172 rich on both banks (or 174/171 lean both banks) I do not have dual codes and there is a new MAF sensor installed. Based on the code and f/trims I decided to ... Trouble codes: P0175 (System too rich bank 1)
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2006 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2MEHM75W06
Car Come in shaking check engine light on & flashing.Pulled DTC Po306,PO316,Po606.Look up TSB Need reproframmimg PCM and I did Reprogramming PCM Now Ran Very Good couple days now a customer come back say check engine light on and flashing again.Pulled DTC Po30...
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2007 Pontiac Montana SV6 3.9L Steering VIN: 1GMDV331X7
Customer complaint when steering to Right steering is very hard to steer, return to left and then right works normally. Only has happened twice in the last three weeks, vehicle is warm when problem has occured. Anyone come across this issue, is there a steerin...
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1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Serp belt VIN: WPOAA2994X
This 911 has a bird in the belt. It squeaks with a rhythm when hot and under acceleration or steady load. When cold or under deceleration, no noise. I have replaced the bearings in the idlers and the clutched alternator pulley. I soaked the belt in soapy water...
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2004 Saturn Vue 2.2L Noise/Mil On VIN: 5GZC33D64S
After replaceing the ratio control motor (upper valve body) and refilling the transmission, the transmission worked fine during the first road test. I let it cool and drove it again, the noise returned (sort of a washboard noise) and it went back into limp mod...
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1998 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start VIN: 4TBG28KXWU
I have tested cmp and ckp sensors. The cmp has good waveform and correct frequency. Also resistance is dead on in the spec. The CKP show good waveform and frequency but ohm is high at 2400. Top of spec is 1600. I have tested wires from ckp, cmp back to ECM all... Trouble codes: P0340
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2007 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L compressor VIN: 4T1BE46K97
hi thanks alot for anybody that may know in advance. im having a heck of a time figuring out where the clutch relay is at i have alldata and its telling me that it is in the under hood fuse relay box but the slot where its supposed to be at is empty i have che...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Misfire VIN: 3VWBC21C6Y
Hello all, not sure where to begin with this thing. About a year ago came in with miss and found coil to be junk still was a factory coil no surprise there. Then a few months ago came in with the ground terminal burnt on the coil now with and engine miss again... Trouble codes: P0303 (Miss cyl. 3), P0300 (Multiple cyl. Miss)
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2000 Volvo S40 1.9L No idle VIN: YV1VS255XY
Hi i have this s40 back third time for no idle problem. Runs fine if hold foot on gas pedal. First did radiator and clened connector at idle valve begin idling good. Second time replaced right cv axle and new valve and connector and begin idling good. Now agai... Trouble codes: P0506
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2003 Volvo XC90 2.5L control module VIN: YV1CZ91H33
Vehicle cam in with the ani-skid light on. We pulled the codes and get 0090 code. Scan tool says internal module failure. Mitchel has nothing on this code or the system that we can find. Can anyone tell me for sure what the code is? Also if it is a module, do ...
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH83421
Thanks for the help. The two most useful replies were Usman with a great link to wiring diagrams, and Cedrick with a thorough summary of how the system worked. Now if the customer will bring the car back I believe I have enough info to properly diagnose it. Trouble codes: P0452 (Evap Press. sensor Switch Low).
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2001 BMW 530i 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT53471
THANX TO ALL THAT RESPONDED. JUST GOT VEHICLE FIXED. WE SUB THE JOB TO A LOCAL BMW GURU. HE HAD TO REPLACE THE NEW CRANKS SENSOR WE PUT IN WITH A USED OE ONE HE HAD ON A CORE ENGINE. I GUESS OE IN THE BOX DOESEN'T MEAN MUCH AND COSTS IN THE LONG RUN. HE THEN R... Trouble codes: 83 (crank sensor circuit a), 244 (75 - no rpm from dme), 75 (no rpm from dme).
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2005 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4HP52K55
After a PCM replacement was done, the IAC signal returned to normal. The vehicle still had a minor low idle issue, so at that point we decided to perform an intake and IAC passage chemical cleaning on this vehicle. The difference in idle and performance was qu...
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2001 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L Hesitation VIN: 1Y1SK52871
this vehicle is still here at our shop. i have exaushted all my ideas as to what could be wrong with this vehicle. i have performed all the tests that have been suggested to me and all came up with no conclusive results bad, they all passed. we are going to re...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L Oil usage VIN: 1GCHK23114
I called customer today and he was almost back home in Colorado and had already added 6 Quarts of oil so the air filter did not correct the oil usage and I was unable to have the vehicle long enough to get anywhere with it. Thank You for your time and I am sor...
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1997 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Cuts out VIN: 2C3HC56F9V
my bad i missed timing belt by one tooth oops. thank you for your assistance keith [...] strokers and more Trouble codes: 11 (loss of cam or crank signal).
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2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L unknown VIN: 3A4FY58B47
thanks everyone for all the great replies.. I added some more dye into the a/c system. and told the customer to drive it for a few weeks. still blowing cold.
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1992 Dodge D250 5.9L Stall VIN: 3B7KM23C3N
Man-o-Man: This really had the symptoms of a lock-up T-converter issue. But, Friday I took an educated guess and had my tech install a RB injector pump. It appears to be fixed, no further stalling in gear. Obviously with a load induced on the engine the inter...
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1997 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L Surge VIN: 1B7GL23Y0V
I would like to thank all the techs that replied. when talking to the customer, he did say that it did act up when the abs light was on, so as the replises i got said to unplug the clock spring connecter, when i did, the tp sensor started to act normal again.... Trouble codes: 24 (tp out of range).
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1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L overheat VIN: 1FAFP42X5W
good ideas, coolant flow not an issue, head gaskets not an issue, fan speed not an issue, alternator voltage not an issue
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L spark plug VIN: 1FTPX14564
Gentlemen Many thank to the 24 replies I received about my problem. The overwhelming majority said the Lisle tool kit #65600 was the way to go and they were right on the money. After using the kit Ford recommends ( blue point #FSPPRK ) you than have to use...
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2005 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L Oil Press Light VIN: 2FMZA52275
GUYS THANKS, THE SENDER LINE HAD 7 VOLTS WHEN I CHECKED IT. THE WIRING DIAGRAM LOOKS SIMPLE ENOUGH ON MITCHELL,SO I FIGURED IT NEEDED A CLUSTER BEFORE I OPENED THIS HELP REQUEST.I FIGURED WHAT THE HECK,I WOULD SEE IF ANYBODY COULD CONTRIBUTE SOMETHING TO HELP ...
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L power steering & brakes VIN: PX6EA63A79
well i want to thanks every one that reply to my post it end up been the steering gear box . it took me a while to found one
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2003 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L traction control VIN: 1GKEK63U73
THE HUB/WHEEL BEARING MUST HAVE BEEN REPLACED WITH AN AFTERMARKET BECAUSE THE OEM ONES DONT HAVE A SHIM AND THE AFTERMARKETS DO. I REPLACED THE WHOLE HUB/BEARING AND ALL WAS GOOD.
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2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG56611
Was waiting to see if the car was going to come back It did'nt. The fix was the two way valve it was full of a brown mix of liquid that smelled of gas,and also white chunks that had a waxy feel to them. It's a good thing the solenoid did'nt short out again. Th... Trouble codes: P1457 (EVAP leak canister area).
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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L rear ac VIN: 5FNRL18673
Thanks all for the help, everyone was in the right direction on the problem. The system is very simple. The rear ac is just a piggy back off of the front ac. You have 2 lines going to the rear off of the front ac lines at the firewall, all you have is the evap...
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2003 Infiniti I35 3.5L locks , pass front window VIN: JNKDA31A13
It ended up being wrong harness in that driver side door . My tech never swapped out door harness and i thought he did . Thanks .
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L Starter VIN: 1J4GR48K55
Well completely by accident I figured out that if you turn the key from off to crank quickly it would start to crank then stop almost immedietly, if you turned the key to run then cranked it would start just fine. What I found was the ignition switch was flexi...
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2005 Jeep Liberty Limited 2.8L MIL Lamp on, No Power VIN: 1J4GL48525
I received 4 replies that offered help. William from Conneticut came the closest. Thanks for everyones help because the repair was acually more than one part. I had found that the Boost Pressure sensor was very dirty with carbon, but even after cleaning it the... Trouble codes: P0234 (Turbo Overboost Condition Active).
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2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: KNDUP13172
I followed everyones advice and looked everything over. we tried for days to make this thing fail again. It wont. its been running perfect. were going to close this for now and ill open something new if or when it comes back. weird how it did it for me once or...
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1993 Mazda Miata 1.6L ignition VIN: JM1NA3516P
Found ignition circuit had aftermarket alarm installed on it. removed aftermarket alarm and returned wiring to factory. problem no longer present.
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2006 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Mechanical VIN: JM1BK34396
Well this car is now done, I found number 2 rod bearing just starting to go bad. The crankshaft looks good, Cust stated replace rod bearings and away we go. When you look at the bearings on this car you will find that there are no bearing tang. What Iam talkin...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L trans. shiftersticks VIN: WDBNG75JB8
Thanks to all who replied.It ended up being the shifter. We sent the car to the dealer.The dealer made it too much of a hassle for us to work on it.We had to get proof of ownership from the customer.Then she had to go to the dealership and give writen permissi...
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 2G4HG5G43D
thanks to all that helped i cleaned the trottle body and reset the iac and it worked fine good to know info thanks guys
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2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L air bag light VIN: 1N6AA06A64
This vehicle is fixed with new left rear door harness. Found multiple open wires in the door jam from the door opening all the way. The new harness looks to be a much better design.
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1997 Plymouth Voyager LE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P4GP44R8V
THANX FOR ALL THE HELP MOST OF YOU WERE CORRECT CLUSTER WAS BAD.BAD SOLDER REHEATED AND CLUSTER WORKS NOW ADVISED CUST TO REPLACE CLUSTER IF PROBLEM REOCCURS. YOU GUYS ARE FREAKIN AWESOME. PS DOES ANYBODY KNOW HOW TO MOUNT LASER GUNS ON WHITE SHARKS. GUESS WHA... Trouble codes: P1698 (No ccd buss from tcm).
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1988 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, eratic spark VIN: WPOAB0918J
hello, I have to close my request because the time is out, but I ordered a part; reference sensor I think that's my problem and here's why; when I start the engine cold and it runs fine, I disonnect the reference sensor and the trouble doesn't come back. If I ...
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1992 Saab 900 S 2.1L cruise control VIN: YS3AK35E0N
This was actually an easy fix once I wrapped my head around it. I got lots of advice from guys who didn't read all of my post telling me to test the things that I already had tested. You know who you are. Mike [...] told me about retrofittin...
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2004 Saturn Vue 2.2L Cruise VIN: 5GZCZ23D04
Thanks for all the replies after testing all the switches found out that the set switch was bad.Customer has not decided to repair at this time.
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1999 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L transaxle VIN: 4S3BG6855X
with others help we have concluded that yes the transaxle and toqure are bad and need to be replaced thanks for the help
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L timing belt VIN: 4T1BG22K1X
Thanks for all the help, we ended up finding the crankshaft postion sensor was cracked and was picking up the right signal, we replaced the sensor and everything is fine, customer picked up the car today, thanks again iatn
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCP21C82
Well first I want to thank all those who responded. I am still working on this vehicle and hope to update with a fix soon. I did find that I had a bad test lead when scoping the sensor there is a good signal at the sensor and at the ecm. I peeled back the harn... Trouble codes: 16706 (Ign dist speed input circuit g28 no signal).
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