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2002 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 3.0L whining noise from front pump VIN: WAUJT64BX2
customer complaint of shudder and slipping at lower gears, noticed at times that if you come to a quick stop. Then accelerate quickly, there is a whining noise from transmission. We have chcked the fluid level several times,at temperatures rangeing from 100f t...
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WBADM537AY
Hey guys, this guy dropped off this vehicle today because there was a major oil leak and he could smell fumes in the cabin. I inspected and found that there was a lot of oil coming from the valve cover gasket and dripping onto the exhaust manifolds. Checked fo...
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2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Dash Lights VIN: 5UXFA53513
BMW tech im not! Specializing in g.m. im having a rough time diag this bmw. Cluster lights and shifter ligts stay on all the time even when key is out. unplugged light switch, ign switch and LCM..nothing. Dont have alot of info on it. Sorry dont have anymore i...
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2003 BMW 530i 3.0L Temp controls VIN: WBADT63473
Good day IATN members,i have this 530i, with lack of heat when using any option other then defrost? .. No codes in control head/ system live data , all looks normal,coolant levels ok, A/C system pressures normal, seams like its the heater control valve... any ...
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1984 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham 4.1L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1G6AX6986E
Customer complaint of stalling and lack of power on acceleration. Found tbi passages clogged, removed and cleaned. No help. Found fuel pressure low and slow to respond. Found clogged fuel filter. Replaced and retested. Still no change. Found fuel pump bad. Rep... Trouble codes: 52 (Ecm reset)
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1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Transfer case VIN: 1GNFK16R3X
Thanks to all that reply. I have a coworker who is having problems with his transfer case. It slips under load and before this was going on we noticed the fluid was black and could smell it after awhile of driving. He changed the fluid (autotrak fluid) and not...
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1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L heater VIN: 12345ABCDE
Hello People Van came into shop with low heater output. I verified complaint with a short road trip and while doing so, scanner read a pretty constant 198 degrees temp. At idle, both upper and lower radiator hoses were not firm even after the road test. I rep...
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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L all gears VIN: 1GNDT13S83
Customer brought vehicle in stating vehicle would stop pulling occasionally.If they shut it off n immediately restarted n put into gear it would pull again for an indefinite period of time. It would do just that. After advice from a Hotline,I replaced the ig...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23U03
When cruising check engine light comes on with a message on the dash that reads "REDUCED ENGINE POWER" and vehicle goes into limp in mode. If I clear the codes engine power goes back to normal until the problem happens again. Happens about every 5 miles. I red... Trouble codes: P1516 (Predicted vs Actual throttle position correlation error)
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2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1ND52J83
This ones got me pulling my hair out pleaase help car came in on the hook dead battery customer said it wouldnt start pushed in the shop and charged battery and went to start and noticed the theft light was on vehicle cranks and runs for a second and dies acte... Trouble codes: B2957 (Security system circuit low), B3031 (Security system in learn mode), U2001 (Invalid i.p.c. Transmitted s.p.i. Data), U0200, U1000 (Loss of class 2 serial data)
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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Can not flash VIN: 1GNDS13S24
This chevy was brought to us from a transmission shop to flash the PCM. They found the codes and a TSB about flashing to PCM for code P0606. We connected to A/C Delcos TIS site and found the update. As we were doing the update, it downloaded and was trying to ... Trouble codes: P0128 (Coolant Temp), P0606 (PCM Fault)
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2005 Chevrolet Workhorse 4.8L No Start VIN: 5B4HP42V15
Truck has repeatedly left the driver sitting and later restarts, it was towed in during a freezing rain storm in a no start condition.When we went to get the truck out of the lot (on a dry day) it started runs fine data stream looks normal.Have performed wiggl... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174 (Fuel trim lean bank 2), P0335 (Crankshaft Position CKP Sensor Circuit), P0336 (DTC P0336 Crankshaft Position CKP Sensor Performance), P0719 (Brake Switch Circuit Low Voltage), U1041 (Loss of communication)
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2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT LT 4.2L starts no run VIN: 1GNES16S66
This is a trailblazer that came in on tow truck.It would start but not run i checked battery 12volts and starting drop to 11, fuel pressue 55psi no codes. The next day the truck started and ran for 20sec. and stalled checked every thing and found nothing there...
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1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HE66G6X
vehicle runs fine, after we clear the code, if you drive the car and stop a few times, when we go to start the car, it cranks a little bit longer and the check engine light comes on, with code p0340. this has been on going for a couple months. hope someone has... Trouble codes: P0340
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2001 Chrysler Voyager 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GJ25G81
I have code p0600 memory checksum error I replaced by one from auto zone and the code came back .. Should I try another unit or is there other ways to fix it .. Do u guys know any other reputable supplier
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2005 Chrysler 300 (Car) Touring 3.5L ps noise VIN: 2C3JA53G95
vehicle came to me with howling noise opon cold start up. Found noise coming from p.s. pump. flushed system and preformed bleed procedure. noise still there. replaced p.s.pump and blead system. Noise gone now.customer returned two days later stering wheel vibr...
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1998 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.9L Restraint sy VIN: 1B7GL22X8W
air bag lite is on ,no codes i found a tsb for 1997 dakota lite that is on dimly but my lite is very bright dealer say's they don't know and would need diag time so i am going to ask IATN for help before i give the job away. thanks to all who reply ahead of ti...
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1998 Dodge B2500 5.9L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3B7KF266XW
This truck is a 5.9 CUMMINS 24 VALVE TURBO DIESEL.I was forced by selections to put in a gas engine. The problem is during the blizzard it started dieing out. Hard time restarting and would die out every time when put into drive.It was used for about 8 hrs and... Trouble codes: 1693 (DTC detected in ecm)
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2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1B7GL22X3Y
Vehicle sets P0301 cyl1 misfire after very extended driving maybe [...]. Replaced all ign. components except coil and dist. Swapped fuel injectors. You can see #1 cyl count misfires when at idle in gear but no other cyl show misfire count is so low that it ... Trouble codes: P0301
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Security VIN: 1D7HA18N72
When key is turned on, Head/Tail lights flash, even when the key is removed. Must disconnect battery or remove FCM to stop action. I tried a different Front Control Module from a Diesel truck from the body-shop side about 2-years difference, but the same part ...
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D4GP24R35
Hi folks. This one has me bugged. I do diagnostic work for another shop at times. This car was hit in the front and the car was rebuilt by the body shop. The original pcm was hit hard and the harness was severed on at least 50-75 wire connections, or more. At ... Trouble codes: P0205 (Injector 5 circuit malfunction)
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2007 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 1B3HB28B37
Hey Dodge guys, This '07 Caliber came in on a hook, with a no crank no start condition. The odometer said NoBus. We found a Tech bulletin from Dodge # 08-007-08 that said these get an E.S.D. from the key that scrambles the Wireless Control Module or S.K.R.E.E....
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2007 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, slight vibration VIN: 1B3HB417D3
Hi all, this vehicle had the 3 codes in it when I checked with my Genisys, checked freeze frame data before clearing, only code coming back is p0300 and it occurs at approx 2500 rpm and you can feel like a balance problem in the engine at that rpm and then the... Trouble codes: P0300, P0315, P0335
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Accessories VIN: 1FMYU60E01
I have this vehicle that the door locks will work up and down with the remote but will not work all the time with the door switches-running out of things to try or replace- is there a relay or bcm that would cause this?any help would be great thanx brian
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2001 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FDWE45F71
Came in for no start. Had to replace 1 battery and charge other. Engine cranks but won't start. Code 603 - cleared it, it did not return. Acts like 1 or 2 cylinders are trying to fire. Plugged block heater in and primed with starting fluid. Started and ran but... Trouble codes: P0603 (Internal control module kam malfunction)
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2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Drive-axles VIN: 1FTVX14564
Customer complaint of buzzing/grinding noise from front left, we road tested, verified, believed to be a problem with front hub locks. Smoke tested IWE vacuum lines, no leaks found. Replaced IWE solenoid in case of intermittent issue, noise still occured. Veri...
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2005 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L No Start VIN: 1FTRF12265
help! im tossed in the middle of it again! towed in, cranks, no start. multiple dtc's, replaced cam sensor, fuel pressure @ rail is 40-42psi, raw fuel out of exhaust, spark @ all 6 towers on coil. cam/crank show in sync. found 5 volts for the imrc data pid. ha... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0457, P0303, P0340
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2007 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L abs system VIN: 1FMYU93107
Original complaint ABS lt on. Had two codes C1233, and U2023 and 4wd lt flashes. Looked at scan data on test drive, was no lft frt speed input. Cleared codes and replaced lft frt wheel speed sensor. Now has speed data on lft frt, however abs lt still comes on ...
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2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.4L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21R88
Thanks for any help u may give as this truck is about to cost me my job if i dont figure it out. Truck cam in with contaminated fuel drained,flushed,and refilled sstem with clean diesel. Truck then started and would idle. It idled for about 10 hours check engi... Trouble codes: P0087 (Fuel rail system presure too low), P2291 (Icp too low during engine cranking)
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2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L 4wheel drive VIN: 1GKDT13S02
4wheel drive will not shift out of 2 wheel drive
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2004 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3L door lock VIN: 2GTEK19T04
Hello everyone, I'm working on this 2004 GMC 1500 Sierra SLT 17000Km in only one instant lost the power to driver side door lock, driver side rear view mirror, driver seat lumbar operation and driver side heated seat. there are no burned fuse or broken wire. W...
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1988 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1HGCA6283J
Idle is alittle rough but consistant, runs ok from idle to 2000 rpm, does not accelerate like it should and surges up to 3400 rpm. At 3400 rpm it takes off like nothing is wrong. Checked all connections and vacuum hoses.
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1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L shift interlock/ D4 light VIN: 1HGCB767XN
HEY HONDA GUYS! came in with intermittent problem, when occurs it takes off in 3rd - D4 light goes out - shift interlock loses signal (stuck in park) removed computer (trans) interlock module doesn't get signal from computer, all else in OK. voltage dropped gr...
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2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Electronic VIN: SAJDA14C6Y
there were no codes, all upshifts normal but when downshifting from 5th to 4th it bumps down. everything else is ok.if the trans is held in 4th gear there is no bumpdown!thanx in advance for any help
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1999 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1LNHM81W9X
HELLO lINCOLN / Mercury Techs, could someone please enlighten me concerning Case ground voltage.What is it and what should the voltage be?
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Cruise Control VIN: WDBJF25F2W
Customer complain, after replacing the diesel injection pump The cruise control stop working, I checed the basic & every thing seems connected, brake lights working fine, no info from alldata, any help will be greatly appreciated
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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGBB86EX6
This car has codes for misfire on all six cylinders (p0301-0306) but I could not fit them all in the spaces above. Car misses and shudders very badly at idle and it seems a little worse once it gets hot. If you rev the engine sometimes it sounds like its hitti... Trouble codes: P0015, P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304
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1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Stall VIN: 1N4DL01DHX
Hello, I have a weird one here. After refueling, Vehicle stalls, starts, stalls and so on until you floor it to put it into clear flood mode. Then vehicle clears out and runs fine until next time car is refueled. I have checked fuel pressure and it is good bef...
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2006 Nissan Xterra SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AN08WX6
Geeetings to all got this truck in for a code po174 bank 2 lean i smoked tested this with no problems found checked mass air flow sensor that checked good.im leaning towards the air fuel ratio sensor but just wanted to get some feed back from you techs. Trouble codes: P0174
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1995 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3HY52K8S
Well this one has got me by the balls, need some suggestions, car came in with stalling and no start problems thew scanner on it and came up with 19 codes here are the ones i didnt fit in, p0705 tcc circuit, p1640 quad driver 1 fault, p1650 quad driver 2 fault... Trouble codes: P0703 (Brake switch), P0501 (Vss circuit), P0755 (Trans selinoid b), P1361 (None), P0101, P1619 (Oil life monitor)
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2006 Other GM H3 3.5L Transfercase Issue VIN: 5GTDN13656
Agreed, it does feels like is in stuck in 4 hi. I felt engagement and disengagement from hi 4 to low 4, but it makes no difference from low 4 to full-time 4x4. There is no 2 wd option. I can feel all wheels gripping in normal full-time mode. Customer states it...
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1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L all locks VIN: WPOCA2983X
Good day fellow Porsche Tuners, I have a 99 Boxster that using key fob, doors lock then unlock, no unlock funtion with fob although central locking recieving signal and flashing indicators on center dash. bonnet will not open even with secret cable under bump...
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2001 Saturn L300 3.0L No Start VIN: 1G8JW52R71
This car came in from another shop as a no start. They had replaced the timing belt and had the valves replaced in the heads. So i have this problem child now. This car has compression and fuel pressure and is firing but will not start. It has no trouble codes...
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2002 Subaru Forester S 2.5L light on VIN: 1F1SF655X2
After axle repairs and clearing codes , code 23 for left side sensor was there, can't clear it, hard fault, checked wiring to left side sensor, and sensor left side works fine, resistance ok and pattern ok. Having trouble with wiring diagrams on alldata, twice...
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1998 Suzuki Swift 1.3L No Start VIN: 2S2AB21H0W
Hello there I have this Suzuki here and it will not start. So far it has no spark. The wires are new by the cust. I went to scan it and my scanner will not communicate with PCM. The check engine light will not come on or prove out when key is turned on. I chec...
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2006 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L clutch VIN: 5TEVV42N96
could use some help ,not sure if im missing something. had this truck towed in , blown clutch. so i put a new clutch assembly in it .and throw- out bearing. the clutch seems to grab really low and the pedal doesnt feel quite right. tried gravity bleeding the s...
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2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5L Suspension? VIN: 4T1BK36B37
This vehicle was given to me to look at and it sounded just like a wheel bearing. I replaced the left side wheel bearing and left side axle shaft and the noise is still present. Removed right side axle shaft to see if the shaft damaged something inside the tra...
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1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWNA63B4W
Repaired oil leak, started car, acted flooded, eventually fired up but with a "miss" & MIL light flashing. (Under a dark smiley face, not a good sign.) Called owner; "Oh yeah, been like that for a couple of months, can you look at it? Pulled codes. No.1 plug w... Trouble codes: 16684 (Misfire recognized), 16685 (Misfire cyl. 1), 17656 (Fuel level too less yes thats what it said.)
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD23B6Y
Checked power and ground at all three O2 sensors. Replaced after cat sensor due to wire chaffing on it. No joy. Code returned.Resistance across heater circuits is between 8-10 ohms on all three 02 sensors,shop key says less than 2k ohms is good. Next step says... Trouble codes: P1176 (O2 heater)
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L No Start, Won't crank over VIN: WVWMD23BXY
Customer advised engine will not crank over. Dash lights are on, but no key response. Windows will not operate, etc. Customer asks, "if he gets a used comfort control module (about $85), does it have to be programmed? Is there somewhere the original can be sen...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.8L Starting VIN: WVWRH63B73
towed car in. Will not crank. Battery voltage reads 12.54 volts while turning ignition to the start position & testing at ignition feed to starter solenoid. Replaced starter (which i bench tested first) & have the same problem. At times prior to installing the...
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L #3 cyl.. VIN: WVWVD63B54
Good Morning, I have a stumper here. Customer complaint 2 weeks ago of a missing during cold startup for a minute then it goes away. I pressure checked cooling system, put a video scope in #3 cyl. and could see coolant leaking through the head gasket. So I rep...
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1986 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AX884XG
Vehicle did not have this problem till I worked on it. Put in a coolant sensor for the computer. Go to start and worked for a second then died. Then just cranked. Removed new sensor,replaced old one,no change.Disconnected Maf,no change. Has spark. No injector ...
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1991 Volvo 940 GLE 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1JA8942M
you would think with all those parts it would be good,only ran good for 6 months now it has same condition,ive done the test per alldata and have come up short,thanks for any help Trouble codes: 232 (fuel trim rich or lean)
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2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Cem VIN: YV1SZ58D82
performed a TCM upgrade on vehicle to correct a shift problem.after download was completed it failed to confirm the download.soon after i realized the car was completely shut down.no DIM,no start,light switch inop and no communication.after further testing fou...
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2001 Acura TL 3.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 19UUA56661
i cleaned the egr and no help...put a clear line on the fuel return line and nothing... seen the bull for replacing the ecm and fuel press reg.. so hard to sell only happens everonce in blue moon.. we replace the trans 2 years ago and it started then i tested...
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2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L cooling syst
Thanks to everyone who responded,took a piece of wooden broom handle and had my boss give it a little smack from underneath and came right up. Thanks for all the input.
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2005 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBXPA93495
THIS CAR DROVE US CRAZY, BUT ENENTUALLY WE DETECTED A SMALL VACUUM LEAK AT THE SIDE OF THE INTAKE MANIFOLD WHERE A VALVE BOLTS IN. WE REMOVED THE VALVE, RAN A BIT OF SEALENT ON THE OLD SEAL. AND NOW THE CAR IS HAPPY AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS OUT. THANKS Trouble codes: P2882 (Codes not found in baum scanner), P2883 (Codes not found in baum scanner).
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1994 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1G6DW52P1R
thanks for the help i got a factory cap and rotor and all is fixed
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2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Odometer VIN: 1G6KD54Y9Y
First, I want to thank all the members who took the time to help. This car belongs to a retired co-worker of mine (Parts guy), a spare time/favor project for me. Many said the charging system voltage was too high. Turns out the voltage increases over a longer ...
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1996 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Transfer Case VIN: 1GNFK16R4T
After removing wireing from harnes and checking for damaged wiring and finging none.checked all voltages and grounds - checking continuity on all wireing with no problems found,The owner of the truck did not want to purchase any new parts--he stated that all u...
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2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1NE52J4Y
I HAVE RECIEVED SEVERAL REPLIES SAYING TO CHECK THE ANTI THEFT SYSTEM I HAVE DONE A COMPLETE CHECK ON THAT PRIOR TO DOING THIS POST AND ALL CHECKED WELL.AT THIS TIME THE CUSTOMER WISHES NOT TO PROCEED AND IM IN PROCESS OF MAKONG AN OFFER TO HIM TO PURCHASDE TH... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L transmission VIN: 1G1JC52F64
thanks for all the help. the problem was the pressure plate i change it out again with a different one and all works great thanks again for your replys.
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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L timing belt VIN: 3C8FY78G13
You all hit it on the head; exhaust was off a tooth. Didn't get a chance to see the responses before I tore into it again. After posting I went to the back of the car and felt the exhaust. The distict suck/blow pattern was present so I immediatley got into it ...
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2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L Head gasket VIN: 2C8GF68464
Gents I won't say that this beast is fixed far from it, but it is less its cylinder heads.They are being overhauled at a machine shop. Firstly I would like to thank all those that took the time to reply to this post of mine and of course once its apart it se...
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2006 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Touring 3.8L Safety VIN: 2A8GP54L16
well this van is not fixed. i received no help from the replys given although they had some good ideas. the horn works, i found no bulletins and the scanner does communicate.at this point the customer does not want to fix it.my gut says it was probably a bad ...
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1997 Dodge Dakota 3.9L 1-2 shift VIN: 1B7FL26X5V
Thank you to all who replied. Looks like my problem was in the valve body. 1-2 shift valve was sticky. after cleaning all is fine. Thanks again
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Misfire VIN: 1D7HA18N12
Thanks again for the replies. It ended up being the rockers on both exhaust valves on cyl's #6 & #8 coming off. I replaced both lifters, checked for sticking valves, reinstalled rockers and works great. Was a nice surprise, thought I was in for removing the cy... Trouble codes: P0306 (Cylinder 6 misfire), P0308 (Cylinder 8 misfire).
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L rockers VIN: 1D7HU18N02
Well it's late i'm tired and done! Thank you all for your help it's great to know people want to help.So had right side head gone through at machine shop,2-4-6-8 valve stems were bent why? If I knew that I wouldn't be doing this . Left side head was replaced d...
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2004 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Temp Gauge VIN: 1D4GP24R54
Well I had a brain fart,Mike from Carolina was right there was a tiny leak on top of the rad it took about 15 min for the pressure to drop, yet no signs of leak anywere.Replaced the rad and all is good.Thanks again for all your replies.
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1992 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTEX15NXN
WELL-I WAITED TILL THE TRUCK WAS GONE FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS TO MAKE SURE IT WAS FIXED-BY THE WAY THANX FOR ALL THE INPUT-AFTER REPLACING EVERYTHING IGNITION RELATED AND EVEN HAVING THE TRANSMISSION REBUILT WE STILL HAD THE JERKING PROBLEM UNDER LOAD-WE EVEN BYP...
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2004 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L noise VIN: 1FAFP0684F
This turned out to be an aftermarket evaporator. We replaced the expansion valve with a "smart valve". This was a suggestion and it actually did reduce the noise. But we quizzed the owner and found that there were records indicating that the evap was replaced ...
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2005 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FAFP34N15
I'm going to close this request because the throttle body the local Ford dealer suggested I change has it on back order till 2/16/11. This is the second backorder date,and since I don't think I will get the part and car back before the closing date for this p...
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2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Locks/Windows VIN: 5FNRL187X2
I am closing this help request. I wish I could say that I fixed the problem but the customer needed the car back. Everyone had wonderful suggestions and ideas. Many thanks to Long for taking the time to send me factory wiring diagrams and description of how th...
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2004 Isuzu Rodeo 3.2L compression right head VIN: 4S2CK58W74
Hello. I pulled the right exhaust camshaft this morning and found out that # 3 cam bearing(which is part of the head) was damaged, which I supposed seized the camshaft, thus turning the camshaft on its pressed on gear and putting the right exhaust cam out o...
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1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L No Start, High pulse width VIN: SAJHX1249V
Finally,its fixed,it had to sit on the back burner for awhile,but when i got back to it things went smoothly.After extensive checking found wires rubbed through on both downstream o2 sensors,they somehow got pinched by the bracket,i dont know why it didnt set ...
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2005 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GL48K85
Well as I had suspected, it was the aftermarket cat causing the problem. Dealer took vehicle back to the exhaust shop and they installed a direct fit replacement and all is well. Thanks to all who replied. Trouble codes: P0430 (Catalyst Efficiency Bank 2).
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2007 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L MIL Lamp on, can't go over 30mph VIN: 1J4GL48K37
replace app sensor and connector.Thanks to all for your inputs Trouble codes: P0652, P2127, P0934, P0340.
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1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, ping VIN: JT8UF22E7S
Thank you all for your input. Never over look the basics. Put a new timing belt and all is good. NO more ping or surging. Im sure the car was like that before we worked on it. You guys know how it is, when we ask the customer if it ran bad before. I guess what... Trouble codes: P0336.
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2001 Lexus GS430 4.3L power windows, warning lights,door locks VIN: JT8BL69S31
I going to call this one fixed, at least for now. The car has been gone for 2 weeks and windows are working normally. The only thing that I can think of that makes sense is resetting the modules on the data bus by unplugging each per my update.The car did or...
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2010 Lexus IS250 2.5L ecm VIN: JTHBF5C26A
I should have been more clear in my description. The code would not clear but I had no MIL. This is called a permenant DTC and is functioning as designed by Toyota. There has been nothing wrong since I programmed the VIN, I just thought there was. You liv...
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2008 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVHP80D48
Some of you noticed misfire happened at 4500-6000 rpm 99.22 load. This is a cop car. It doesn't happen all the time so it takes patience and lots of test drives after each 'repair'. Cylinder leak down test showed 3-5% leakage only across. Ran new wire from... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cyl 4 misfire).
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Starting VIN: WDBCA39E2M
thank you everyone i'm fix. problem is ignition coil. sprak too weak. change coil now ok... thank you...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L esp VIN: WDBRF81J64
well thanks every input i hook up my scaner read stering angel senor reading reading was 360. i disconnect stering rack turn one full turn to corect.that take care the problem. thanks again.
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1997 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1N4BU31D5V
the distributer had oil getting into it causing it to mistrigger. I replaced the distributor with a nissan one and misfire is now gone. thanks to all that contributed. Trouble codes: P0325.
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1998 Nissan Sentra 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1AB41D6W
its fixed i rechecked all fuel fill and vapor lines for blockage and fuel filler check valve worked good . checked vacuum valve it opened and closes ok. the evap.vent valve was stuck open causeing code p1491 and charcoal canister was restricted very heavey co... Trouble codes: P1446.
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2008 Nissan Versa S 1.8L tpms
Been 2 weeks and customer came back with his other vehicle.I ask him if tpms light was on and he said it never went out. Told him that I could try your suggestions but he declined. 18 replies-- clears codes--scan bcm and reprogram--check air in spare tire--gro...
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1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L engine VIN: 1G2JB524XV
The EGR system is working fine. Other replies were that the compression ratio had changed using a 97 head on a 99 block. So instead of switching heads, I filled the tank with premium gas and the spark knock is pretty much gone. Since it is my daughters car ...
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2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L ABS light on. VIN: 1C2NE12T2Y
Another one out the door, unfortunately, because she was selling it I didn't get to fix it. Thanks for all the replies, it actually sounded like it could have been a fun fix to try, I think replacing the gears like most replied would have done the trick. Thank...
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2004 Saturn L300-3 3.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JL54R04
Last progress I made on this thanks to suggestions in fuel pump system I was able to find that the fuel pump relay was not getting the ground signal from the computer to run the fuel pump intermittenly especially when first starting after letting fuel pressure... Trouble codes: P2119 (Throttle Closed Position), P2176 (Min Throttle Position), P0560 (System Voltage), P0700 (TCS Fault), P0261 (P0264 P0267 P0270 Cyl1-3 Injectors), P0458 (Evap Purge Sol).
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2004 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JF1GD29654
Hello all!, Thanks to All that replied, All gave some good ideas. I have not fixed this vehilce yet, but do have some good info to go with, some stated to replace A\F sensor(oem),i had...no change. I did find on the egt sensor it was unpluggged and a resis...
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2000 Toyota Solara SLE 3.0L Hydraulic system VIN: 2T1CF22P4Y
We were able to find a salvaged ABS unit with a matching Bosch part# off a 2001 Camry.(A new unit from Toyota cost $1200.00) So for a $100.00 gamble, it was worth a try. The unit consists of both the brain and the valve/pump. (note: this is a servicable unit i...
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1996 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0L No Start VIN: H6TM132101
Looks like we had a bad ignition switch. Key on engine off there was 12 volts to the coil and ecm, cranking dropped the voltage to 4 volts- hence the lack of 12 volts at the crank sensor.Appreciate the tests guys!
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L gray fluid VIN: WVWYH63B42
Thanks to all , I used all the replies . I changed the fluid with a valvoline product . I manually flushed out what fluid I could using the pump on the trans . The MISS I was confused about was in fact oil in the #1 spark plug hole . It didn't set off the MIL ...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Electronic VIN: 3VWDT71K26
Thanks for all the help. Customer declined repair of flywheel. Sent to trans shop for shifting issue
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