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2004 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L Rear seats VIN: 64BX4NO654
Hi guys, i am trying to remove the rear bottom seats out of this vehicle, but i cannot figure out how it fastens to the chassis. Any information would be appreciated.
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1988 BMW 535i 3.5L Starting VIN: WBADC8405J
Engine sometimes starts & runs fine but then dies after 10 minutes. Will subsequently start but immediately dies. Fuel pressure stays at 43 psi, coil activity seems constant via test light attached between ground and coil negative and noid light plugged into ...
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: WBAAM3343Y
Vehicle came in with the 4 lean codes and misfire codes for every cylinder. I smoke checked for vacuum leaks and could not find any. Since I had the same year and model in the shop I swapped out the MAF with no change. If I spray carb clean mist in front of th... Trouble codes: P1188 (fuel control bank 1), P1189 (fuel control bank 2), P0170 (fuel trim bank 1), P0170 (fuel trim bank 1)
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1993 Buick Regal 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2G4WB54L0P
Ok here is the issue. The car came to us with a missfire the plugs and wires and a coil where changed at the time it left running good 2 days later it comes back with a missfire on cylinder #4 good spark the injector is working i have signal to the pigtail. We...
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1995 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L torque converter VIN: 1GNFK16K0S
Vehicle came in shifting fine. Customer stated that while driving on interstate the tcc wasn't locking up and engine rpm was higher than normal. After shifting the vehicle into neutral and then back into the overdrive it then went into lockup mode. He also sta...
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2002 Chevrolet Tracker LT 2.5L Engine VIN: 2CNBJ34626
Thank you in advance for your time/experience. What we have is a tracker with the 2.5 v-6 suzuki engine. It has a wining noise that sounds like a howling alternator. We have removed belts and noise is still present. It does not sound like it is coming from the...
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2006 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1GCHG39U06
Have misfires on 2,4,6,8 only. Number 6 is the worse. Trouble codes: P0300
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2007 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.9L Starting VIN: 1GNDV23W27
When you turn the key to start the vehicle, the horn honks twice and vehicle doesn't attempt to start at all. My question is, is this something I will be able to fix or should this go to dealer. We don't have any programming tools here at our shop and this is ...
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Overheating VIN: 3C8FY4BB51
hello, team Iatn members. first off thank you for your time to read this help request. Story goes like this, my customer's GF drove the car to the ground when he was gone and came back with loud engine knocking noise(engine gone). Brings the car to me and we r...
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1B7KF23661
Truck has 150hp fuel injectors, HP lift pump, installed a BD 100hp injection pump, po216 code after road test no other codes. Lift pump is 28 psi and drops to 15 psi WOT. Sent pump back to BD for warranty, they said computer was cracked no warrant $1200 to fix... Trouble codes: P0216
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2002 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L control arm VIN: 1B3ES26C32
I am replacing rear lower control arm bushings and both weld nuts inside frame have spun out. can I access the nuts through the floor ? any input would be appreciated
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2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L headlights VIN: 3D7MA46654
I found the headlights on in the middle of the night. I turned the headlamp switch to the on position and they went out. The battery is dead some mornings, I think it is the same problem. The dealer replaced the headlamp switch but not fixed.
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1D4GP24R15
I do not know where else to go with this I have checked the signal wire to the BCM it is good, installed a new Fuel pump with sender, it worked for 2 days or so. This van throwes this code almost immediatly after clearing it and turning the key on, engine not ...
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2008 Dodge Avenger SXT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3LC56K68
sorry ahead of time but have no real info on this one, what happens is this car runs on a long delivery , they will be driving on cruise when car will start to loose power, it goes into limp mode and they will pull over or continue with no power and mil light ...
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2009 Dodge Charger SXT 3.5L Valves VIN: 2B3KA33V89
Vehicle was started and died, timing belt marks exaxtly 7 teeth on both camshaft gears off to the right with crankshaft at tdc. Timing belt and tensioner were tight, waterpump had some seepage but coolant system was completly full, what caused the belt to jump...
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1990 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: Y3LNA88229
Customer dropped pickup off with symptoms of will not idle when cold,stumbles upon acceleration,customer stated he has changed all ignition parts,pcm,o2s,iac.We have ran compression test has 140 across the board.We also have changed tb gasket,checked fuel pres...
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2007 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Noise VIN: 1FDXE45P87
I have a odd one here this powerstroke runs great it has a knocking/thumping noise in the air intake by air filter compression even removed valve covers to check pushrods and valve train ect. Tested for high pressure oil leaks, again motor runs awsome just a v...
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2000 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Surge VIN: 1HGCG6556Y
After replacing the head gasket on this car we are having a problem with surging at idle during warm up. The idle will fluctuate between 2000 and 1200 rpm. It will go away by itself as the vehicle warms up. TPS and ECT appear to be spot on. IAC seems to be ope...
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1993 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L alternator VIN: SAJKW1740P
Customer just bought used. Drove it 3 mo. and alternator quit charging. He replaced alternator with a reman. Still no charge. Turned it over to me. Pulled alternator and had it checked O.K. Strange part is the charge(battery) light comes on when key is turned ...
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2000 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1J4FF48S8Y
Hello again ALL, This Jeep indicates misfire and I have very rarely caught a couple light misfires on #3 cylinder. I suspect the #3 fuel injector is the problem but my bigger concern is customer states that engine ran so poorly that it barely moved at all. Th... Trouble codes: P0203, P0303, P0305, P0300 (randmom misfire)
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2005 Kia Sorento LX 3.5L No Start VIN: KNDJC73393
thanks in advance for your help. vehicle is a used car, customer came to pick up vehicle and would not start so it was sent to another shop. They did plugs and coolant temp. vehicle was then sent to us for hard start intermittently. had p0102 maff sens input ...
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2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Safety VIN: WMWRE33586
Hello BM Techs,i got mini towing my tonight,i don't have time look over yet but fist i need helps car no starting when put key in ignition you can hear beeping turn on no light on the dash and turn to start not things happen.I did try remote key door lock & op...
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1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L timing fixed VIN: JA4LS31P3W
Hi All, Thanks for taking a minute to look at this. I have a feeling I already know whats wrong but asking for help to be sure. just replaced timing belt pulleys,tensioner, water pump, plugs, and wires. Now truck runs fine in town but try to go over fourty an...
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1998 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L timing belt VIN: JN8AR05Y1W
In the middle of replacing timing belt, water pump & tensioner pulley. The spring on the back of the tensioner pulley doesn't seem to sit properly on the stud when tension is placed on the belt/tensioner & basically "falls" off the stud for lack of a better te...
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2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D6Y
Hi every body! Wishing you all are OK. Next I want to beg you for your help. It's about a 2000 NISSAN Sentra 1.8L. In the last 2 years this car has given some problems like no starting and no power. This time it came with c. e. light with codes po171 and po174... Trouble codes: P0505, P0174, P0171
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2001 Nissan Maxima SE 20th Anniversary Edition 3.0L Abs VIN: JN1CA31DX1
The car came in with the speedometer not working. Checked codes hade a rr vss code. Scoped the rr not working so changed it. Now the abs light stays on and engine light is on with p0500. when the vehicle had a bad sensor the light stayed off and with the vss f...
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09Y11
I have a pathfinder that wont pass for a state inspection because of a P0171 code.Truck ran fine when it came in,did a relearn and it ran like crap till the code reset.I cleaned the MAF with no luck.So I then replaced MAF seeing that they are a problem child w... Trouble codes: P0171
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2004 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6AA06B44
Hello everyone, have an 04 Nissan Titan with and engine light that keeps coming up, Air Fuel Sensor 1 Heater bank 2. Customer was ok with replacing both front bank 02 sensors and i checked the power to the sensor, ok. according to the wiring diagram from mitch... Trouble codes: P1283
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2002 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L Starting VIN: 3G7DA03E42
Hello again! Another headache here. 2002 Aztek 3.4. customer complains that 1-2 times a day vehicle will crank ok but really struggle to start, if it starts at all. He tells me the problem use to happen every once in a while, but it's gotten progressivley wors...
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2003 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5Y25M628X3
has anyone run into a problem that will cause multiple coil and or plug failures ?? powers and grounds are good . is there a TSB that i can't find ?? Misfire seems to move from cyl to cyl.Possible injector or regulator issue ?? Any help would be appreciated ! Trouble codes: P0303, P0304, P0302, P0420 (cat eff. b1 below threshold both times in)
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1983 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WP0AE0912D
We have this problem car that I am at a loss on. We removed the engine which had broken head studs. Customer sent it out to California and had it rebuilt by a specialty shop. Was supposed to be "turn key" ready, all hot run tested. When it starts cold it stall...
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1997 Saturn SL2 1.9L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G8ZK5277V
Four months ago we replaced cat converter, o2s sensor2, exh pipe and muffler because of leaking ex system. Now the customer states that exactlly after we did the exhaust work, the fuel milage dropped from 30mpg to 15mpg!!! so now i'm trying to determine what c...
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1999 Subaru Legacy L 30th Anniversary 2.2L Hesitation VIN: 4S3BD4356X
Why is this subaru falling on it's face under acceleration. Spark advance falls to 0 and 1 then after letting up on accel it will come up and then take off. What else can i tell you? everything looks good, it makes no sense.
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2005 Subaru Outback XT 2.5L Low power, burns oil VIN: 4S4BP67C55
Car runs bad, no power, burning oil. Removed intercooler and it's full of oil. This car had it's turbo replaced in 2008 at the dealer at about 40k and we replaced it again November 2009 at 85k and now it has failed again at 109k. The last time we replaced it t...
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2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF30K95
Did diagnostic sequence, A/F sensor heater circuit checks out OK, everything points to PCM. Our local Toyota dealer says change BOTH A/F sensors to updated ones and reprogram the PCM, they think it will help, but not 100% sure. That will be about $1000 to the... Trouble codes: P0051 (A/F Sensor B2S1 Heater Control Circuit Low), P2241 (A/F Sensor B2S1 Pumping Current Circuit Low), C1201 (Engine Control System Malfunction)
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2000 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L No Start VIN: WVWBF31J2X
Cannot prime fuel system. In the words of Leeloo, "please heelp!" Car recently bought by owner. He has not used grease system. Fuel gauge inoperative due to instrument panel problems. He ran it out of fuel in Boston during height of nasty weather there. Fina...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE29MOY
Car barely starts/idles/runs, will start up and idle high and smooth for 1-10 seconds, then drops to 4-500rpm. No power in gear, was able to get runnability back by unplugging the air flow meter. Still runs in throttle limp mode, smooth but only barely opens t... Trouble codes: P0343, P1639 (Accelerator pedal position sensor 1/2 range), P0118 (ECT high input), P0420 (Catalytic efficiency), P1128 (bank 1 lean)
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L Oil Light/Buzzer VIN: 3VWPD69MX1
WE REPLACED TURBO , AIR INJECTION PUMP, pulled and replaced engine with battery being disconnected for 2 weeks AND NOW HAVE AN OIL LIGHT/BUZZER SOUND COMING ON AFTER 5 MINUTES OF RUN TIME . OIL PRESSURE COLD 25 PSI /OIL PRESSURE WARM AND DRIVING IS 50 PSI , NE...
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1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L angle drive VIN: YV1LZ56D2Y
This car came to our shop with a BAD angle drive and no center driveshaft at all... can we permanently remove angle drive, replace seals and R/side axle ( car is already 2WD as there is no center driveshaft) without replacing transmission???
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2002 Volvo S60 2.4L Master Cylinder Booster VIN: YV1RS61R02
The power brake booster is leaking vacuum and needs to be replaced. It hisses at the boot and the hiss goes away when you hit the brakes. [According to Alldata] you need to disconnect the steering shaft and drop the engine cradle to get access to the booster...
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2005 Volvo S40 T5 2.5L wipers/signals VIN: YV1MH62562
Wipers come on low speed without notice and do not switch off. Simultaneously turn signals quit working. Have CEM-DE49 communication with SWM and SWM-0A10 and 11 communication codes. Scanner loses communication with SWM when problem occurs. Would you replace t...
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2007 Volvo C70 T5 2.5L Electronic VIN: YVIMC68227
I have a problem with temp. on drivers side will not adjust. The distribution will not adust either . I can't hook up to this car to get codes . The controls work for the passenger side . Thanks
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1999 Audi A4 1.8L air bag system VIN: WVABB28D2X
Hi Audi Techs, Thanks for all the replies ... the controll module was defective. It was great that to get so many second opinons confirming my suspicion. We were able to get a used module and it worked just fine... it even had the correct coding 00104...so it...
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2000 Audi A4 1.8L Surge VIN: WAUAC28D3Y
This condition got bad enough to notice that the engine was not surging. The rpms where actuly raising due to tourqe convertor was slipping and disingaging. unfortunly it was not showing this in the mesuring blocks in our vag tool. thanks for all of your input Trouble codes: P0743.
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAV33451
borrowed a Launch X-431 Diagun from a friend & was able to display & reset addaptives. Has since passed the O2, O2 heater, & cat monitors without resetting the p1193 code. Thanks to all those that replied including Serge & his Bimmer link (... Trouble codes: P1193.
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1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52K4V
thanks for all replys, found key between cam gear & camshft broken, dont know why, yet, but will get to bottom of it, thanks again for all your replys Trouble codes: P0300.
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2005 Cadillac STS 3.6L timing chains VIN: 1G6DW67785
Hi Gang Car is out of shop and running and no timing chain rattle. I followed mark from Pennsylvania's instructions and she worked. The info from shop key was very vague I wound up getting two supplements from GM which did help. As usual you guys are...
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1992 Chevrolet K3500 Silverado 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out
First of all "THANKS" to all 37 replies. I thought I knew these TBI engines but I know a LOT more now!. Problem was probably mostly my fault. Customer told me it was a '92 and the door said '92. After changing fuel pump 3 times I put the old one back in to ver...
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1998 Chevrolet Tracker 1.6L Misfire VIN: 3CNBJ1868W
i'm going to close this even thou ots not done yet. i'm pretty sure i found the problem. I.ve always been hearing a noise from the engine that bother me, but i coudn't figure out what was causing it. also this car had a intermited loss of power, not alot but s... Trouble codes: P0304.
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2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WF52EX2
First thanks to the replys I checked all wireing pulled computer and that is where the mouse nest was red wire for egr had 3 inch piece gone found 2 other wires also chewed up. Soldered in new wires and egr was fine.But some bone head put after market security... Trouble codes: P0403 (EGR Control circuit).
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2004 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 Z71 5.3L dash lights VIN: 3GNEK12TX4
I have not been able to get the vehicle back to the shop. The owner went away on holidays out of the country. Thanks for all the replies. He does not have an aftermarket radio installed but I think I may consider looking for bad/pinched wiring.
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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: IGCEC19088
After discovering that I only had 9 volts on the supply Voltage circuit (pink and black) I found a green corroded spot in that wire, right where the harness comes down the back of the transmission and loops over to the frame. Looks like this might be a common ... Trouble codes: P0036 (O2 heater circuit bank 1 sensor 2), P0054 (O2 heater resistance bank 1 sensor 2), P0138 (p0141-), P0141 (p0300-), P0300 (p2270-), P2270.
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2003 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.4L MIL Lamp on, rev limiter VIN: 1C3EL46X33
I want to thank everyone that has responded to me. As it turns out the cam and crank sensor that were supposed to be from chrysler were actually aftermarket. Another shop had told the owner of this car to take the car to our shop for diagnostics. When I called... Trouble codes: P0344 (Cam Sensor Circuit).
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2004 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4C3AG42G94
THANKS GUYS I THINK I AM ON THE RIGHT TRACK NOW THE VENT VALVE HAD QUIT ABIT OF WATER IN IT AFTER BACK TRACKING THE LINES THAT LAY LOWER ALSO HAD WATER RECOMMENDED WE REPLACE NVLD ASSY AND CLEAN OUT ALL LINES CUSTOMER OUT OF MONEY NOTHING NEW NOW DAYS ALSO FOU... Trouble codes: P0441.
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2006 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Touring 3.8L sliding door VIN: 2A4GP51L26
Thank you so much. EVERYBODY hit this one. The new wire loom fixed it. I cannot thank you enough. Jim [...]
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2007 Chrysler Pacifica Limited 4.0L cluster lights on VIN: 2A8GF6X27R
The Pacifica has been back in our shop for other repairs like brakes & suspension but the customer says the problem went away. I dont know what fixed it but the only thing I can think of: I removed the IPM, disconnected all electrical connectors at the bottom....
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1988 Dodge Omni America 2.2L Stall VIN: 1P3BM18DXJ
indeed it was the fuel injector. i back probed the injector driver at the ecm with a test lite and the engine got a lot happier, so i replaced the injector and voila. thanks gentlemen for the help.
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Heater VIN: 3B7HA18N72
Thank you thank you all. We decided to connect the heater hoses together and monitor temperature of the hoses before digging into the dashboard. Hoses remained cool to lukewarm so heater core not plugged. Our tech removed hoses and thermostat to probe system w...
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2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Power steering pump VIN: 3D7MU448CX
Thanks everyone for the excellent info, the aftermarket power steering pumps are just not well "re"built. As some suggested, there may be a restriction, checked this out, no restrictions found, relaced with an oem pump and all is well, thanks again everyone, B...
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2005 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L starter VIN: 1D4GP25B25
this vehicle was towed in. engine quit running at idle. this vehicle has been sitting since sept. 2010. first checking battery voltage ok. ignition switch ok. starter relay ok. wire to starter solenoid had constant voltage with key in run position. I checked ...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Interior VIN: 1FTNX21L3X
Thanks to all that replied. The GEM was the failure. I had repeatedly been checking and testing wiring. I removed gem/fuse box again to test ground at terminal 26. Ground was good so I opened gem again and checked the circuit board. I found the circuit on boa...
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2006 Ford Mustang 4.0L Accell sticks VIN: 1ZVFT80N36
I WAS NOT ABLE TO DUPLICATE THE CUSTOMER COMPLAINT. I WENT THROUGH ALL CONECTIONS, THE CAR HAS WENT OVER [...] WITH NO PROBLEMS. THIS IS A GHOST PROBLEM THANKS FOR THE HELP Trouble codes: P061B.
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2008 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FMCU93118
After talking to a local transmission shop, we were told the 2nd gear band could be replaced without removing the trans. We started to disassemble it in the vehicle and found some other broken and worn internal parts. Once we discovered those we were able to...
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1995 GMC C1500 Suburban 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GKFK16K6S
thanks to all whom replyed root cause of condition was connector at moduel to coil (black conn) terminal fretting replaced connector and problem of no spark was repaired
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2006 GMC Envoy XL Denali 5.3L MIL Lamp on, Mis-fire VIN: 1GKET16S26
here is the status: After performing the fuel injector test properly, it was determined that #4 & #6 were not operating efficiently. They were mis-firing. Before replacement I decided to try cleaning. I took two steps; first was to introduce Lucas Fuel Injecto... Trouble codes: P0300 (Cylinder misfire), P0171 (P0463- sending unit ckt A high input.), P0463 (sending unit ckt A high input.).
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2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L Check Engine Light VIN: JNKCV51E13
Bad scanners, ended up being a bad cat...customer declined repair.
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Abs/Tc/Sc VIN: SAJDA01C41
I connected my Genrad GDS510 again on Monday. This is the OE hand-held scanner that I used to clear the ABS code originally. In addition to the Clear Codes option there was another selection for Commands, I selected this and it took me to a list of com...
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: SAJEA51D53
Sorry for not gettin back sooner. Cust hasn't brought vehicle back yet. I got alot of responses on vacuum leaks on intake seals. Although I did smoke test it I will try again. One suggested the fuel pressure sensor wich makes sense to me. Sorry for no real hel... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L abs VIN: 1J4GZ58S1W
help i recieved was reassurring,i now know that i was on the right track,the key to repair was acquiring a drb3 from another shop.it would communicate with abs module,i then ran the actuator tests for motor,the drb3 kept telling me there was a problem in the m...
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2004 Kia Amanti 3.5L timing belt VIN: KNALD12454
Thanks for all your help. First I tried locking two wrenches together but the kept flying off. I than took a block of wood shaped like a door stop and wedged it between the timing gears and the strut tower. I got he belt on and the marks lined up on the second...
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1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L abs module VIN: SALTY1244X
Well, I haven't had the vehicle return, so I am calling this one fixed with a new wheel bearing. Lesson learned: In the future, when I have a bearing carrier unbolted, I will always spin it, and when I have a persistent ABS problem, I won't assume that "feel...
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1993 Lexus SC400 4.0L Surge VIN: JT8UZ30C2P
sorry for the delay. the fix was a new iac valve.the computer was using old iac counts. we reset the computer to fix the iac counts.car fixed.. thanks for all the help.
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1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22C8V
Thanks to Sam [...] for helping me on this. I ended up resetting the throttle butterfly stop screw by backing it off to fully closed then running it in 1/4 turn & locking it there. I set the air bypass adjustment screw in the middle of its effective range & it idl... Trouble codes: P1506, P1506.
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2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Electronic VIN: 1YVFP80D73
This mazda is fixed.The trouble code PO778 and hard shift were caused by a defective 2-4 shift solenoid.The part number from mazda is FP03-21-1DO.It has a few different names (control solenoid,pressure control solenoid B,2-4 shift solenoid)depending on where y...
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1997 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L p1450 in memory VIN: 2MELM74W8V
I would like to thank all who replied, especially Joe from NC. His in depth reply helped to get a handle on this. The FTP was stcking under vacuum. Replaced, now goes to atmosphere as soon as you remove the gas cap. Sometimes you get yourself going in circles ... Trouble codes: P1450.
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2003 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L radio VIN: 2MEFM75W63
Thanks for all the good information;did some checking and replaced the radio and customer is happy now. Just wanted to get some feedback before going that direction. Have a good weekend,
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2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Erratic Shifts VIN: WMWRE33506
Well according to two Mini dealers there is no updated software available, and the stepper motor is part of the valve body. one of the dealers said that they had been replacing valve bodies but gave up on that as it was only a band-aid. Most of my research w...
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2001 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 4N2ZN15T51
The three injectors with between 40 and 60 volt peak, and flat signatures ( no oscillation when the pintle closed) were the bad ones. Guess that makes sense. We recommended all six customer declined the additional three. Van ran great for two weeks then came b... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor).
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2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS 3.5L Engine VIN: 1G3WX52H9Y
It was the spacer behind the idler pulley. It would load up on the bolt while spinning and then 'pop' as it released the tension on the threads of the bolt. I drilled the spacer out very slightly and it took care of it. BTW the new pulleys rub on the spacer. H...
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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G2WR52474
This vehicle is down the road.It ended up being the PCM.It was a very odd one.Every time I would clear codes and then recheck it would generate different code/codes.I had convinced myself it had to be gnd or pwr problem.After checking everything multiple times... Trouble codes: P0651, P0742.
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1999 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L Hesitation VIN: JF1GC435XX
Well, in a sense, this vehicle wasn't broken, nor did I fix it, but finally it runs as it should. The reason the engine has such poor performance was ignition timing: the timing would simply fall to 0 degrees under part throttle. Several posts said to recheck ...
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2005 Subaru Forester XT 2.5L Transmission VIN: JF1SG696X5
ON THIS YEAR ACCORDING TO THE RECYCLING GUY IT WAS NOT LISTED THAT TWO GEAR DIFF RATIOS WERE AVAILABLE THAT YEAR, THUS THE FRONT AND REAR AXLE SPEEDS WERE DIFFERENT, SLIGHTLY BUT DIFFERENT CAUSING THE AWD LIGHT TO COME ON . THEY SENT ME THE REAR OUT OF THE CAR...
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