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1992 Acura Legend LS 3.2L engine controls VIN: 1BOGUSNUMB
This is my granddaughter's car, failed at school,won't run. Car starts and dies like fuel enable is missing, I'm at home and car is elsewhere. I'm trying to help diagnose over the phone to another shop out of the area. They have diagnosed it as the sensor in t...
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1959 Cadillac coupe devill 5.7L horn button VIN: FFGHJKUY67
customer brought this old caddy in and said his horn was staying on. he removed parts under the horn button and put them in a bag. now he cant remember where they go. does anyone have a exploded view of this? it looks like the horn button grounds a wire that c...
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L Air Bag VIN: 1GNET16SX2
Air Bag light came on after A/C compressor and water pump repair. Pulling my hair out on this one!! The light was not on before it entered my shop and customer says it has never been on. The scanner will not communicate with Air bag module. Have a U1000 code i...
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2003 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS19H93
Hello everyone i have driven this car and intermittanely cuts out so fast as if it shuts down and back i cant even freeze frame on the scanner or monitor the reading anyone have this problem Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat code), C0265 (Ebcm relay circuit)
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L brake lights VIN: 3B7HC12Y7X
the brake lights on this thing are always on when you turn the key on, they work normally key off, the white/tan wire off of the breke light switch is powered even with it unplugged, unplugged combi switch same thing, unplugged the comb connector under dash an...
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck SLT 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D3HA14J19
hi all,wondering if anyone out there has run into this before. this ram truck will not stay running. as stated,has codes for both cam and crank sensors,replaced both sensors with no change. truck cam in 3 quarts low on oil and has been 7,000mi. since last oil ... Trouble codes: P0335 (crank sensor fault), P0340 (cam sensor fault)
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2004 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L compression VIN: WD2PD64384
Hello Techs, This vehicle was towed in for crank no start. While cranking the exhaust smokes black soot, covers the ground like sand. Scanned ecm and only pulled EGR code(p2527). scanned data and saw injector rail pressure over 5000 psi. MAF did show reading, ...
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2000 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L Monitors wont run VIN: 1FBSS31L4Y
PCM was replaced for a previous concern with all three HO2S heater DTCs. PCM resolved this concern but now am unable to get the OBD2 Moniters to run so that custumer can smog this vehicle. Can almost always get 02 monitors to run in the first couple miles on e...
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2004 Ford Focus SE 2.3L Crank Sensor VIN: 1FAFP34Z34
Replaced crank sensor a couple weeks ago because of no signal. Customer drove a couple days ran fine. Then it just died with no start. Scanner shows no CKP signal when cranking. So re-confirmed CKP alignment reset KAM and it starts and runs fine for about 15 s...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D01
customer brught the car to me with a misfire found two o2 sensors bad and even changed no. 2 injector started running fine and then fifteen minutes later started misfiring again.If any one can help me out would be great. Trouble codes: P1320
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2006 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41EX6
hi everyone, i ve got this nissan from hell,i checked the long trim fuel trims and found that it was 19% in bank 1, checked for vaccum leakks and found none,replaced 02 sensor b1/s1 clear codesand fuel trims, drove car for 200 miles code came back p2aoo.replac... Trouble codes: P2A00
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2006 Pontiac G6 3.5L Steering VIN: 1G2ZG52875
This vehicle came in with steering error message and customer states no power steering assist. Check and confirmed problem, but customer needed car and problem was intermittent at times. Now customer tow in today and lost assist, Check Snap-on solus-pro and fo...
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1984 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L Evap leak VIN: WP0ZZZ91ZE
i google the picture of canister location. front left of bumper area. at the gas nozzle to put gas it has a little smaller one also. what s that for. the nozzle inside has weld marks. i test it and i hear a leak. i have a green emission book. it did not ...
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2001 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L Vibration VIN: 2T1BR12E31
One of my fellow techs here at our shop just had this vehicle in for a horrendous vibration! We strongly believed it was a motor mount issue. Loose change would actually vibrate across the dash! Anyhow we replaced all but one motor mount with Toyota OEM mounts...
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Odometer VIN: 3VWCP21C82
While working on this car for a no start problem the tech some how switched the odometer from miles to kilometers does anybody know how to switch it back using the launch did some coding get changed?
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Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1991 BMW 750iL 5.0L Power Steering VIN: WBAGC8315M
Thanks to all who replied. Turns out it was a power steering hose in the LF wheel well. Was able to find a parts diagram on REALOEM.com. Havent been able to find the part yet, but Im working on it.
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1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L temp gaurge VIN: W06VR52R3V
Sorry guys, must have passed me up. some idiot looks like he did a head job on this car and when putting the bridge back together he inserted some paper gaskets separating the screws and the washers that hold the bridge down to the heads. So therefore the ac...
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2003 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD54Y63
Ok this one is solved. Thanks to all that replied you ideas were very helpful.In the end it was a fuel pressure sensor clogged with gas. After replacing the sensor we ran the evap test it passed and went through emissions and is not to be heard from again. Aga... Trouble codes: P0446 (Evap emissions vent control circuit), P446.
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1997 Chevrolet K3500 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GCHK39F8V
thank you to all that replied.sorry for the late reply. time flies when youre having fun. i spoke with stant mfg. about their specs on this cap. they told me that it should release after aproximately 10-12" of vacume. obviously the cap was bad to suck the tank...
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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GNEK13Z92
Thank you all techs replies to me very fast and helpul.I scan all module but no codes,check all connection and also a ground connection all is good for me, someone asked me fuel pressure correctly is 60 psi, this is flex fuel [ ethanol] i got 48 psi at runnin...
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2004 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L headlamps VIN: 2C8GT64L74
THe front control module is mounted on the front of the ipm or fuse box, all connections loook good, and old fashioned wack exposed the problem. Thanks to those who actually helped, no thanks to those who replied so that they were allow to post their request.
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.7L power steering VIN: KM8SC83D11
after putting 3 reman steering pumps on this car and having the exact same problem with each one, i found it hard to believe all the pumps had the same problem. finally we bought a pump from hyundai and installed it. pump works beautiful. hope this helps someo...
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Misfire VIN: 4S2CK58WXY
Many thanks to all who took time to reply. The fix on this one turned out to be the fuel pressure regulator. What was going on with the coil that kept sparking when the engine wasn't running I haven't a clue. I guess that's what keeps this business so intere... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple cylinder misfire).
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1996 Lexus LS400 4.0L Engine VIN: JT8BH22F8T
Would like to thank Bob, Ballam, Mike, Denis, Tha,and Lukman for there help. We were all in agreement about this problem. Air flow or air pocket in the cooling system. I was sure it was not a air flow problem. I spent extra time bleeding this system out and th...
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2006 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Lighting VIN: 1N4AL11D96
Well we are still not absolutely sure were the turn indicator sound comes from,one reply stated that sound was emitted from the cluster which i think is correct,we called our local dealer talked with there techs and they say sound is emitted from the bcm.We es...
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1991 Toyota Camry 2.0L transmission VIN: 4T1VV21E1M
Thanks to all of you that replied. The problem turned out to be in the differential. The transmission rebuilder did NOT do anything with the differential. Needless to say I will not be using him again.
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1998 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L not ready VIN: JT2BF22K3W
Thanks much to all of you for taking time to respond. I wish that I had a specific fix to post, but it will remain a mystery. Finally after 8 weeks the catalyst monitor has set. For the benefit of others who may read this in the future, all I can say is be pat...
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1998 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 2T1BR18E9W
I have tried everything that was recommended to me and still no fix. started to run out of time so sent to dealer and was returned with dealer saying detent cable. I went along with the conclusion and put one on against my better judgement. did not fix so sent...
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2007 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L wiper inop VIN: WVWFV71K47
Like you guys mention the ground issue at headlight grounds and hood contact was not adjust properly. I didn't count with the hood contact will make wiper system inop. Thanks a lot for the help! Dang
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1991 Volvo 940 T 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1JA8740M
Thanks to all that helped out. It turned out to be the fuel ECU. I did bench test the fuelpump/ecu relay as one tech sugested and found the ecu side to be bad. Possibly the relay was the original problem and with all the probing and relay jumping done by owner...
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