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1998 Acura CL 2.3L Immobilizer VIN: 19UYA3258W
Hey Gang! we did a routine timing belt and water pump replacement during which we disconnected the battery. After completing the job, the engine cranked, but no start. We noticed the immobilizer symbol on the dash flashing during cranking. Checked fuses- all ...
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2002 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L Drive engagement VIN: WAULT68E12
We have limited history on this vehicle. It is an arbitration vehicle from the local auction. The transmission has harsh engagement when placing shifter into drive after vehicle has been driven for about one hour. There are no other complaints and the transmis...
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2003 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Shimmy 60mph VIN: WA1YD64B43
Car has a shimmy at 55-65 mph-tires are nearly new pirelli allroad,and balanced to 0,rotation made no change,shimmy seen when let go of wheel-oscillates back and forth-check suspension-no play and car drives well at lower or higher speeds,basic problem but won...
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2000 BMW 750iL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, driveline vibration VIN: WBAGJ0345Y
Can a poorly idling engine cause this problem? When driven at certain speed under light load, the vehicle shudders mildly for a brief time. The problem is very intermittent. The noise/vibration feels/sounds like a cross between a Mercedes with coolant in the A...
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2001 BMW Z3 Coupe 3.0L alarm VIN: WBACK73469
This car came in with complaint of keyless entry inop and express window inop going up. I found that the doors do,in fact,lock and unlock with the remote. The alarm will not set, the panic button will not operate the alarm, and the window will not roll up when...
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2005 Buick LaCrosse CXS 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WE53725
Good morning or afternoon!!! Here we go again, this car is crazy or it could be me. The problem is that it keeps setting a code for the rear o2 heater control. First it set the code po037 check the system , power and grounds are good so we changed the o2 ,tes... Trouble codes: P0037
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2006 Buick Terraza CX 3.5L Cruise Control VIN: 5GADV23L26
Vehicle was brought in with cruise control inoperative. Body shop repaired afftected areas. After repair they had all systems working. We live in manitoba and it is winter, will cruise be disable in winter condition. Without t/c and abs activation? i can get c...
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1991 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Misfire, power loss VIN: 1G6CD53B2M
Hello, This Cadillac has a power loss under load and vehicle won't go over 40 MPH. When it was first brought into the shop we scope checked the ignition system and found that every other cylinder was generating a pattern that looked like a lean cylinder when ...
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1994 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1G6DW52P1R
hey we got a 1994 caddy with the LT1 in it water pump was leaking but ran fine we did plugs and wires from gm and got a cap rotor distributor from summit racing because ther was play in the shaft and it is half the price of a gm one. we started up the car and ...
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1994 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC5440R
Customer towed vehicle in with a no start condition, we checked for spark, spark ok, check for fuel pressure, ok, check for injector pulse ok, check for codes no codes in system, check data display found base pulse with 96.0 clear flood mode, check coolant sen...
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1994 Chevrolet S10 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCCS19W9R
Ok, This S10 pick-up vortec has fuel pressure issues. Wont hold pressure, pump runs good. Removed pump and ran head pressure test, meaning no return line. Pump holds good pressure after bumping it up to 70psi. Cant find fuel pressure regulator on this system, ...
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1996 Chevrolet S10 4.3L No MIL VIN: IGCCS19X8T
Customer had been driving the car in limp mode for over a year he didnít notice that it was not shifting. The check engine light had been on for a year and, after he had a heater core replaced 4 months ago the light was off. It failed the Arizona emission test...
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1997 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.0L power steering pump VIN: 1GBFG15R6V
Damaged the electricial valve on the back off the steering pump. GM says not made anymore. Seem to remeber a fix posted here? Can not find it. Help!
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2001 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L Lights VIN: 1GCFG15W41
Looking for anyone that has found a replacement resistor for the front running lights wiring harness short of purchasing a complete harness at over 400.00. This resistor is located near the left front headlight area at the radiator support.
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2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L cooling system VIN: 2G1WF52EX2
Ok, I'm probably missing something simple here or just overthinking this one, but I have this Impala that came in because a few days ago the customer noticed the temperature guage getting close to pegging out, so he stopped the car and shut it off til it coole...
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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Encoder Motor VIN: 1GNDT13S43
Customer came in with 4wd service light on and code c0327. The switch indicator light is stuck on 4wd high. Cleared code and moved switch and could here the actuator working 3 or 4 times and then same problem. Found tsb#04-04-21-004 for this code-bad encoder s...
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2008 Chevrolet Uplander 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBDV13W28
Hello my friends.I have this 08 Uplander thats making me pull my hair out.This one has an extended crank time and sometimes a no start and the codes P0172 and P1174 keep setting.After it is started first thing in the morning its good all day.The fuel trims are... Trouble codes: P0172, P1174
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2000 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 2C3HD46J3W
car came in with coolant mixed with oil,removed heads,found gaskets had been replaced,had heads pressure tested,they were okay.Cylinder #4 was coolant washed,suspect cracked block,lowered #4 piston to bottom of sleeve and don't see any cracks,any ideas?
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2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L Electronic VIN: 2C4GM68464
2004 FWD Pacifica: The shift indicator on the dash says that every gear is ingaged, meaning that every selection from P,R,N, and the manual selection has the square box around it. and is not recognizing that it is in Park to start the car. So my question is ho...
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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Limited 3.5L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 2005CHRYLE
The vehicle has a p0420 cat. efficiency code.Checked the basics.Fuel pressure in spec.Removed the upstream 02 sensor and installed a pressure gauge.It has 2 psi back pressure at idle and 4-5 psi back pressure in gear and brake standing.Phoned the dealer for co... Trouble codes: P0420
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2010 Chrysler Town+Country 3.8L Key Programming VIN: 2A4RR5D17A
We bought a Star Scan 1 1/2 years ago so as to work on the Chrysler CAN vehicles. It was updated to current at the time, but now it does not recognize this 2010 Town and Country Van when we connect to it. There is an option to manually input the year and the b...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Misfire VIN: 1D7HA18N12
Truck is missing on cylinder's 6 & 8 . I have checked compression on both cylinders 150 on both. Replaced both ignition coils, new spark plugs, I've cycled both fuel injectors and monitored fuel pressure drop while injector was cycled. Just seeing if anyone el... Trouble codes: P0306 (Cylinder 6 misfire), P0308 (Cylinder 8 misfire)
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2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck SLT 5.9L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 3D7LU38C24
Hello Dodge Diesel Tech's, I really need help on this one. We have a really good customer that has spent a LOT of money here on his truck. On October 24th of last year, at 227036 miles he came in with an irratic throttle and a code P2121. We researched it and ... Trouble codes: P2121 (App sensor circuit/range performance)
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2D4GP44L55
Customer complains that the idle raises to high with the defrost (a/c) on . When the defrost is selected the rpm raises to about 1200 rpm and flucuates with the a/c compressor clutch cycle . When you read the scan data the tps voltage increases from .66 volts ...
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2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Master cyl, Caliper VIN: WD0BD14495
Master Cylinder replaced twice, left front caliper replaced. Bled the system twice and after driving for a while there is air in the left front line.
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1993 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR11X3P
no codes runs on exceleration but stalls at idell but hard to restart, has fule pump plugs and wiers replaced, fuel pressur reads 40 lbps but fowls plugs almost every time, no matter what kind .
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Suspension VIN: IFALP2367L
Have a rattle left front,replaced strut and bearing,inner/outer tie rods,wheel bearing/hub feels tight,replaced caliper,cradle and pins,tightened mounts,subframe bolts. Makes noise over bumps,like something loose,any ideas?
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1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Pats System VIN: 1FAFP66L7X
Customers purse was stolen at walmart with keys in it. Locksmith rigged pats system. Car was towed in with no ecm communication. Installed ecm -we now have communication- we also installed new keys and ignition tumbler. Trying to program pats system. This syst...
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2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDAF56F1Y
No start cold. Starts fine after first start. New injectors (about 1 yr old). New Glow Plugs (replaced Autolite with Motorcraft). Compression checked at 25ļ - 385. Will not crank with Ether. If you plug in engine heater, will crank fine. New batteries seem t...
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Unknown VIN: 1FTSW31F51
This truck makes an unusual rasping vibrating noise that sounds similar to a blower fan with a loose bearing. The noise, which is fairly loud, comes from the left front wheel area and only occurs around 30 to 40 miles per hour, usually after hitting a bump in ...
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2003 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L timing cover VIN: 1FAFP53U43
Hello fellow professionals.I have a 03 taurus 3.0l,car with a leaking timing cover.I was wondering if the oil pan has to come off to do this job.According to alldata and mitchell it says to remove oil pan.I see there are 2 bolts at the front of the oil pan con...
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2007 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Turn Signals Brake Lights VIN: 1FTRF12237
Turn signals and brake lights will intermittently not work after fuse # 2 in cjb blows. Cannot see a pattern as to why this happens. Can install new fuse wiggle wire harness and problem cannot be found. Replaced all bulbs front , rear , and high mounted. Trail...
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2009 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.4L Airbag light coming on VIN: 1FDWF37RX9
After I got truck running , I noticed air bag lamp flashing 19, pulled code 2293. Monitored Pids drivers side bag is 8.5 ohms and pass is 2.4 ohms. Pass bag was turned off before the accident but the drivers bag never did go off during wreck. I have no info bu...
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1999 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L fuel, temp, alt light always on VIN: 1GKDT13W7X
customer complaint is gas gauge reading emty when full, the low fuel light is on, alternator light is on, temp gauge not workig, all happend at the same time. was working fine befor hand, with no symtoms prior to this happening. ran threw the flow chat and cam...
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2000 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L Transfer Case VIN: 1GKDT13W9Y
Ok so im stuck and need some guidance. I have this jimmy w/ the service 4x4 light on (2) codes stored:c0308 t-case a/b shorted to ground and c0323 t-case lock. From previous experiences i know these auto 4x4 systems are notorious for bad modules however i can ...
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2007 GMC Sierra Denali 6.2L battery VIN: 2GTEK63887
This Denali still has 1.4 amp draw on battery . If i remove all interior and under hood fuses one at a time, does'nt change more than about .1 amp . But if i remove entire fuse, relay box from its plug in holder all draw is gone. Could there be a drain inside ...
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2007 GMC Sierra 1500 WT 5.3L battery VIN: 1GTEK19J57
Well, this was the second job this week;one on Monday and one on Friday! Cutomer jumpstarted truck Thursday morning,battery completely dead as if drained overnite. The battery did charge up during the days driving. I had vehicle in shop overnite;checked for a...
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2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Locks/Windows VIN: 5FNRL187X2
Happy Weekend to All, From the driver's master window switch I can only raise and lower the driver's window. Can't work the passenger window and both rear vent windows. The power door lock button does not work from the driver's door but will work from the pass...
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2007 Honda Fit 1.5L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JHMDG38627
Vehicle presented with a very intermittent stumble when warm. When this happens, it feels like a single firing event is being missed. I usually happens only once or sometimes twice in rapid succession. It only seems to happen at idle when stopped or during cru...
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2006 Infiniti M35 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKAY01E56
this vehicle came to our shop with rough idle, surge at idle & mil on 1-4-11. scanned computer, found codes p0011 & p0021. both banks vvt issues. road test & found 1 bank was sticking advanced. oil was 1/2 qt low & due for oil change. changed oil, cleared code... Trouble codes: P0011, P0021
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1985 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L No Start VIN: SAJAV1342F
I have a no start on this old jaguar. When I spray carb clean into the intake the car will fire up and run until the carb cleaner is gone. I do have fuel pressure, but a weak injector pulse. I load tested the power side of the injectors after the power resisto...
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2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L ESP, BAS, TCS, Shifter Interlock VIN: 1J4GL48KX6
Customer brought vehicle in this morning and said that the Electronic Stability Program, Brake Assist System, and the Traction Control System indicators all lit up at the same time on her dash. She also stated that at the same time that started she started hav...
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2002 Kia Rio 1.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KNADC12302
we are wondering if anyone has run in to this before. we swapped out engine. previuos one dropped valves on # 1 piston. came to us with no head ,in box. we figured out our puzzle and put other engine in customer supplied used car dealer bvy the way. we know we...
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2004 Kia Optima EX 2.4L Cuts out VIN: KNAGD12684
Good day to all. Approximately a week ago customer had his 04 kia optima towed in. Complaint was vehicle would lose power around 70mph and check engine light would come on. When the vehicle arrived here, first thing i did was to start vehicle. Started right up...
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1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L Stall VIN: JT8BF28GXX
Hi fellows again got lexus Es300 US model, when car start get little hot it stalling you can hear sound from intake and giving me like valve missing not getting closed or improper timing, got code p1346 VVTI checked oil control valve good and second a/f mix ... Trouble codes: P1346 (VVTI range performance bank 1), P1135 (A/F senser circuit heater malfunction)
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L No Start VIN: 1LNHM87A5Y
Hello, I have here a 2000 Lincoln LS that will not start after an overnight soak. I am aware of the TSB regarding PCM replacement, however, we are in california and the temperature has not dropped as low as the TSB requires. So vehicle came in for misfire conc...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBLK65G91
Benz Tech please help.I can feel the driver seat shaking in park. Idle better when in gear but still feel a little vibration. Found worn plugs and driver motor mount leaking.Replace plugs and all mounts.Idle alot better but car still shake at idle.Car drive fi...
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2002 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2ZV14T82
Cant catch it in the act. intermittently sets p1705. mil comes on and od light flashes. sets tcm code 3. Trouble codes: P0105, P1705
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2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33453
Car would hardly start when it arrived, after playing with throttle and idle for a while i managed to get it in shop, plugs were wet, replaced plugs after airing out cyls of excess fuel, start car and same issue coil firing seems erratic, replace coil and wire... Trouble codes: P2303 (Ignition coil b primary control circuit low), P0300 (Random misfire)
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1999 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L transfer case 4x4 VIN: JNIVAWR50A
Hello, I received this Nissan Pathfinder with automatic 4x4 inoperative. It has blown the AT fuse in the fuse box which I now have replaced but the 4x4 still doesn't work. I get the codes (12)clutch pressure (13)Line pressure (Oc) Motor Relay. I don't have any...
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2007 Nissan Sentra 2.0L struts VIN: 3N1AB61EX7
Please help i have a 07 nissan sentra that im trying to replace the front sturts and mounts. But the problems is i cant seem to keep up the strut rod to put every thing back together. It pulls down hard on its own ,instead going up like every other strut ive s...
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1991 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.4L No Start VIN: 1G2WP11XOM
Car was idling in parking lot and quit running. I have spark and fuel pressure 43 psi. I also have injector pulse and 160 psi compression. Have hooked up injector cleaner and replaced with gas. Will still not start. Crank sensor and module with coils was repla...
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2000 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 5.7L Headlight lift motor and wipers VIN: 2G2FV22G6Y
Recently vehicle came in with intermittent wipers malfunction, could be set on intermittent and would just swipe like on low speed with no intermittent or would not turn on or would not shut off, or at times work a-o-k, felt it was the module that I was told i...
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2003 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1G2HX52K43
A Simple 3.8 has me buffalo'd. This car will give a hesitation (less sharp than an ignition miss) under very light throttle in drive or overdrive with torque converter clutch engaged. Engine must be fully warmed up. RPM never changes and all data on the scanne...
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2004 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.2L Starting VIN: 1G2NF52E94
Hello All. I have a 2004 Grand Am I could use some help with.Car was towed in for no start.Engine cranks ok fuel pressure is good and I have spark.Engine will run ok on carb cleaner.I have 12v rev to injectors and can fire them all individually through the sca...
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1993 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: YS3CK68B2P
i have a 1993 saab 9000 cs with an intermittant stall we have replaced the di cassette cranksensor and lh computer it has fuel . it looses pulse to the di cassette but has pulse coming to computer from cranksensor. it may run for hrs or not start at all.itjust... Trouble codes: 38382 (evap purge valve)
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2007 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3EH49G17
Help Saab techs. This car has a intermittent basicly cold no start. Sometimes car does not start after sitting for 45 minutes, and sometimes the car does not start after sitting overnight. This car eventualy does start, sometimes after repeted attempts and som...
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2004 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JF1GD29654
Hello Subaru techs!, I have this subaru here that belongs to my counter girl. Her complaint is very poor fuel economy (about 200 miles a tank)with over a year of checking, it has been constantly between 16-18mpg city, and on the longest trip taken, has been 2...
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L Cooling fans VIN: WVGCM67L94
The vehicle came in overheating and the fans were not running when overheating or when you turn the a/c on or put the a/c into auto. Niether the large fan or smaller fan run. When the fans are jumper wired they will both run and relays seem to be working, but ...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Electrical VIN: 3VWTD71K15
So this car drives into a repair shop...all joking aside, this truly is a funny one. I have this Mark 5 Jetta TDI with some strange electical problems. First a little history---this is a new customer to us but here's what we have done. The car came in with a c...
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2000 Acura TL 3.2L Airbag System VIN: 19UUA5660Y
Thank you, thank you, thank you. This Acura is fixed. I got 7 replies and most referred me to the TSB for this issue, which I was already aware of. Customer was beyond the warranty period, so we elected to fix it rather than send to Acura. To save time and a f...
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1997 BMW 740i 4.4L MIL Lamp on
ended up replacing the one 02 that was still original. cleared codes and everything came back to life. not sure what the lesson is here. I wish I had more to tell but there is more to this story than I am aware of. Customer is happy and it passed emissions. I ...
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2005 BMW X3 2.5i 2.5L Radio VIN: WBAPA72090
The repair was I bought a new radio from BMW. One of the processors chips in the radio was damaged and it wouldn't communicate with the Bus line of the vehicle. I just fitted the new radio entered in the country where the vehicle was going to be used and the r...
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1993 Buick Regal Custom 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WB54T9P
thanks guys for all of your inputs, sorry it took me so long to get back and update the info(been down with the flu). I have sent the vehicle over to another shop for the repairs. thanks again for all of you guys input. God bless you. Trouble codes: 13 (15 -), 15 (21 -), 21 (22 -), 22 (24 -), 24 (32 -), 32.
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2007 Cadillac CTS 2.8L clutch bleeding VIN: 1G6DM57TX7
Thanks to all who replied with ideas. The root of the problem was the new slave cly. This system comes with quick disconnect no leak when disconnected fittings between the master and slave. The master cly comes complete with hoses and resavor and is preblead. ...
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1995 Chevrolet G20 Sportvan 5.7L 2-3 shift VIN: 1GNGG35K7S
Thanks to all who helped, especially Brian for calling me. It is easier to describe symptoms verbally then texting, anyway I use a genysis scan tool and it would not detect any codes. Brian suggested I try to borrow a tech2 or snap on scan tool, which I did an...
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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LS 6.0L Control Head VIN: 3GNGK26U63
Thanks for the replies most were correct we had to replace the control head still not sure what went wrong had battery power supply and everything need to reprogram but ended up getting used part and it programed no problems
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2006 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1GBHG39U26
thank you all for the quick replies. A few of you hit it right on the head with the wheel speed sensors. this morning I was able to drive it again and could see that the front sensors were not reading until 5 mph due to rust build up under them. threw me off...
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2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNDS13S66
The information given was of good use, The item that we replaced was the ignition switch-- So far we think the problem is repaired Thanks to all for the good information
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.8L Theft System VIN: 1GCEC14X57
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT RESPONDED. LARRY AND ANDREW HIT IT ON THE HEAD. WE WERE TRYING THE CRANKING INSTEAD OF JUST TURNING IT TO THE ON POSITION. WE DID DISCONNECT THE BATTERY FIRST. THANKS AGAIN TO EVERYONE.
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2008 Chevrolet Avalanche LS 5.3L Differential VIN: 3GNFK12388
Well guys, its fixed.. It was a pain cause the VIN says it is an AWD, but the selectable buttons prove different.. There is a foot of snow so no I'm not driving on dry pavement... The thing is I was led to use 80W90 Conventional by Mitchell, even though I q...
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2007 Chrysler 300 (Car) 2.7L Interior Windows VIN: 2C3KK53G37
WEll, this one is fixed, pretty much everyone that replied hit it right on. The recirculation door motor was broken and stuck in the closed position causing the moisture build up. Thank- you for all the help IATN.
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2003 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4GP24R33
Thanks for all the help.I checked powers and grds at comp,and 5 volt refrence wich was all over.Told cust needs a comp.hich they decline. Thanks again Trouble codes: P0123, P0122, P0118, P0108, P1496, P1478.
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L No Start VIN: 3FDWF3650X
Thank You to all who replied! The P.C.M. was the problem. We replaced it with a used one and all is well.
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2001 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Misfire VIN: 3FY6H74G39
i am sorry guys but i ment to put the comp numbers up when i posted but yes i did check that and they were all good across the board i used the vanage side of my motise and scoped the inecter on that cly and it had this small negative kick down that intermnt a... Trouble codes: P0305.
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2001 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L heater VIN: 1FMRU15W81
First, thank you all very much! I got some good leads. There are 3 web sights for coolant filters, www.autocoolantfilter.com, www.penray.com, www.evanscoolant.com. Penray and evans are focused on diesel pick-up and heavy diesel. However, autocoolant is what I ...
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2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDWE35L32
Thanks everyone, found timing chain off, everything ok. Need to start with the basics sometimes..
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L No Start
thanks to all who replied. indeed, the fuel needed to thaw. I pulled the line at the pump and blew air into the tank--lightly--and after that the pressure started coming back up. Put some drier in the tank and she finally fired. some fresh fuel and all is well...
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2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5L RKE Transmitter VIN: 1FAHP25WX8
The as built data on the motorcraftservice.com website was wrong as the Ford dealer told me, except they told me to edit the wrong line. After e-mailing motorcraftservice.com they sent me different as built data. 726-10-01 had to be changed to 8008 4148 50...
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2009 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.4L engine VIN: 1FTSW21R68
Thank you everyone for your help. I had already asked several ford dealership techs if they had run into a problem like this before I posted. It is a very good testimate to the quality of techs on IATN. The timing cover was extremely pitted and replacing it re...
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2009 GMC Sierra 1500 WT 4.8L Cuts out VIN: 1GTEC14C69
One reply referenced a TSB. One stated the module location. The other one said that these modules fill with water. I removed it and could hear the sloshing inside. Opened it up and corrosion city. My local dealer actually stocked the part. Only issue was that ... Trouble codes: P025A.
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2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L throttle stuck VIN: JHLRD78543
no open recalls on this one, honda doesnt seem eager to take it on either, the customer doesnt want to spend money with out 100% certainanty of a fix, at this point hes going to take vehicle and drive it, i told he a couple things to look for if it happens aga...
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2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L Slippage VIN: JNRDR09Y61
This car has an extended warranty and adjuster came out and drove it. Car acted up for him as well. Of course they are going to send us a used transmission with 66,000 miles on it. At least we don't have to warranty the work.Thanks Guys!!
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2004 Jaguar XK8 4.2L Drivers window VIN: SAJDA42C34
Thanks for the help guys. The fix was the micro switch in the latch which also operates the dome light. Cheers John
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L display VIN: 1LNHM87AXY
I WAS ABLE TO FIND A GOOD USED FRONT ELECTRONICS MODULE FOR THE VEHICLE ,, TOOK A LITTLE TIME BUT 75 DOLLARS FOR A USED MODULE WAS BETTER THAN 700 BUCKS FOR A NEW ONE JUST TO SHUT THE LOW WASHER FLUID WARNING ON THE DASH OFF,,, THANK YOU...
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1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JM1BJ2223X
I checked some of the things you guys suggested, never really came to a conclusion and the customer didnt want to spend anymore than a hour or two of shop time, so for now it isnt fixed and the customer took the car and sounds like is going to retire it. Than... Trouble codes: P0304.
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC 5.0L Straman Convertible VIN: WDB1260441
Not much help on this one. Turns out the top latch pump/acutator had failed. I found one which was similiar in size (68 Ford Mustang) and I replaced it all is well now thanks
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1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 3.0L No Start, Stall, Quits On Road VIN: JA3AN74KXS
I Believe This Is Fixed. Customer Picked Car Up Last Night And Haven't Heard Anything So I'm Guessing All Is Well. I Hooked A Test Light To The Outward Side Of The ECI Fuse And Then Started Wiggling And Twisting And Bending And...You Get The Point, Wires And ... Trouble codes: 22 (Crank Sensr), 23 (Cam Sensor).
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2002 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.5L installing water pump VIN: JN1CA31D7Y
Took the tensioner out,put all back in, hit the key,runs fine.Whould be nicer to lock cams,but didn't see no information about that.This car has some O2 simulators for having headers and cold air intake,and has the verible intake disconnected,don't you just lo...
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2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L Safety VIN: YS3FH41U86
Car is fixed Justin from florida and Justin from North Carolina hit it on the head .Wrong sensors installed by body shop this is a late model 9-3 and there parts guy gave them the early sensors and said they were superceded to the early.I suspected that when t...
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GT 2.0L inst cluster VIN: 3VWVA81H4W
Hey guys, Thanks for the input on this one. I sent the cluster out to be repaired and founds out that the processor is fried. We are installing a used cluster for the customer. Thanks again for the help. Trouble codes: P1300 (Misfire low fuel level).
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L crankshaft timing gear bolt VIN: WVWPD63B5X
Sorry for the late closing of this post. The update pretty much sez it all.This job was as much about fixing the oil leaks ( V/C/Gaskets and the gaskets under the cam chain adjuster) as it was about changing the belt so it seemed to make sense to change the cr...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Oil Pressure VIN: WVWPD63B61
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP. WE FOUND THE PROBLEM IN THE PICK UP TUBE, BUT WE ALSO FOUND WHERE SOME OF THE BEARINGS WERE ALREADY DAMAGED. CUSTOMER DID NOT WANT TO SINK ANY MORE MONEY IN THE VEHICLE. HE SOLD TO A VW SALVAGE YARD.
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA69M85
HI GUYS,I FOUND THE PROBLEM"" REPLACED CAMSHAFT PULLEY HAS ADJUSTIBLE PULLEY RESET TIMING AND ROADTESTED NO CODES REOCCURRED AND PEFORMANCE ALSO CHANGED WASNT BAD BUT CHANGE NOTICEABLE. THANKS FOR ALL THE INPUT PROVIDED Trouble codes: P0068.
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRG71K76
Good morning guys. First, I would like to thank all of you guys that have posted a reply. I was not able to repair the vehicle as the customer decided to trade it in, however, I do have some information. The code was a 00022 or P0016, crankshaft to camshaft re... Trouble codes: 00022 (Actuator warm flap center console in the back on the right of).
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2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWKJ171K7
Using scan tool, performed throttle body relearn. Test drove vehicle for at least 5 complete cycles. no hesitation or problems. Thanks much for the help guys. Trouble codes: P1603, P1545, P1568, P1093, P1579, P0121.
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