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2000 Acura Integra GS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JH4DC4371Y
I am working on a 2000 integra with an extended high idle when cold ,it stays up around 1500 to 2000 for several minutes and then will finally go down to about 700 rpm and idle normally , no codes and the iac % Starts about 55% and gradually comes down to abou...
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2006 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L defrosters VIN: WAUML44E66
car came in for no hot air coming out on defrost drivers side only pass side works as desighed also custemer heard a racheting sound in dash before this happened we scaned for codes none found with are ross tech vcds decided to replace these front defrost uppe...
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2007 Audi A4 2.0L fan VIN: WAUAF78E57
fans do not go to fast speed. a/c high pressure rises to more than 400psi. a/c compressor turns off check engine light on code 001152 p0480
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2001 BMW Z3 Roadster 3.0L gauges VIN: WBACN33411
Low mileage BMW Z3 comes in with fuel gauge inop. eep2 code registering on display where odometer normally is, scan gauge cluster using launch x-431. code set for gauge cluster can bus. after reading archives decided to install new cluster, and somewhere durin...
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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS53471
Intermittent check engine light,code P0103. Also intermittent hesitation and or stall. Only monitors that have run in 120 miles are misfire, components and fuel system.Only haveaccess to Global OBD2 info. Vehicle idles good, good power and fuel economy. Any su... Trouble codes: P0103 (Mass air flow circuit high input)
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2004 BMW 545i 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBANB33534
please help !!! we try to replace front timing cover and valve cover to repair oil leak!!! but a lot of thing on the way to take off the valve cover !! so I'm asking for help . what is the best way to save time on this car . this is my 1 st time ..for this kin...
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2006 BMW 330i 3.0L drivers door lock VIN: WBAVB33556
hi to all looking for your help this morning. drivers door lock won't open with remote or key; it locks and unlocks just fine; the striker just wont release went you pull the inside or outside handle.remove the door trim panel and weatherstrip to manipulate do...
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1995 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G4CW52K0S
Diagnose any of the mentioned codes and come up with bad ECM replaced the ECM and all the same symtoms and codes. Scan data shows a bad Quad Driver 1. Disconnected and checked all wiring to the ECM and sensors/actuators from the ECM and all check fine. I can g... Trouble codes: P0703, P0501, P1361, P0101, P0705
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1995 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G4CW52K1S
Hi All, this Park ave misses and pops back through the intake on acceleration. There is NO Check Engine light on, but it works during key on bulb check and a total of 19 DTC's in current codes, none in history codes. Cleared codes and they all came back. p0703... Trouble codes: P0703 (brake sw ckt), P0501, P0755 (shift solenoid B fault), P1361 (ign control signal not toggling), P0101 (mass air flow sensor circuit), P1619 (engine oil life reset switch circuit)
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2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L door locks windows no start fuel gauge inop volt l VIN: 1G4HP54KOY
car ame to us as no start door locks inop windows inop trunk realease,gas gauge inop,volt lite on trans slector reads drive when in park
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14W3Y
Vehicle came in for PM.Coolant was discovered in oil. Intake gaskets were replaced, On the initial test drive the vehicle ran good but started to degrade shortly afterwards. Technician found the distributor one tooth off and retimed distributor. Now we are fin... Trouble codes: P0339
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2006 Chevrolet C4500 Kodiak C4C042 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBE4E1296
Has this code, pulled pcm connector and grounded pin 16 and the light comes on, it is not being commanded, my question is before pulling the plug on the pcm could a glow plug or something to that effect cause this issue not allowing the pcm to turn the light o... Trouble codes: P0381 (Glow plug heater indicator)
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1997 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EJ56HXV
OK this thing has 4.965v out of the 5v supply wire from ecm (pin#61)my scan tool reads ZERO volts on the Iat but reads its temp exactly the same as the coolant temp, which is reading correctly. the 1496 code sets if the supply 5v from computer goes below 3.5v ... Trouble codes: P0112, P1496
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2003 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L Power Steering Return Hose VIN: 2C8GP64293
Vehicle returned yesterday with power steering return hose blown off at line cooler outlet. verified no restriction in hose or screen in resivour. Reinstalled lines with double clamps and flushed system with fresh atf+4. We are unable to determine a cause for ...
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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L No Start VIN: 3A4FY58B46
As you can see in the related repair I have no communincation with computers. I checked power into the PCM and it is good. Any ideas? Used car for a company. THey are all a pain. I have a Modus to check stuff, if that will help. I have tried to disconnect the ... Trouble codes: U0100 (lost communication with ECM/PCM), U0101 (lost communication with TCM)
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2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L compressor clutch VIN: 1B4HS28N2Y
Truck come in no a/c - hooked up guages and it has 90psi which should be enough to at least turn compressor on...it will cont come on - i can turn it on with scanner - no a/c request in datastream - i bypassed all pressure switches (hi/Lo) Verified signal at c...
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2000 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 3B6MC3664Y
This truck came in last week with a fuel leak. We found the water separator valve leaking fuel. Replaced the valve and filter and all was well. 120 miles later the truck was towed in, will not start. Found the fuel filter housing empty of fuel and the battery'... Trouble codes: P1688 (Internal fuel injection pump failure)
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2000 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP2539Y
Hallo every one, I would like to ask you for your help, cause I’m getting my As…handed to me on this one. When I clear the codes and the adaptations and the Fuel trims are zeroed out, and I start the car it will run very rough and it almost seems like its misf... Trouble codes: P0171
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2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R02
I have this car that sets codes p0172 & p0175 after 2-3 days freeze frame data shows sft & lft about -8 each at cruise about 1200 rpm when code sets, I have replaced the air filter & spark plugs, the map sensor seems to drop to near 0 on accel from stop. I nee...
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2002 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HG38N12
This truck has an aftermarket supercharger on it (yes its a blast to drive) but with the light coming on the vehicle will not pass emissions. There is no driving concerns when the light comes on. The code doesn't make any sense to me. Can someone explain this ... Trouble codes: P1195 (1/1 O2 sensor slow during catalystic warmup)
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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L warning lights, wipers, gauges VIN: 1D8HN54P68
This van came in running fine but with the dash warning lights,interior/exterior lights flashing,wipers pulsing, gauges going to 0 and the dinger going off. The only code is a UO010. I am hoping someone has seen this before and can help point me in the right d...
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1992 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L Soft pedal goes to floor VIN: 1FTFE24H8N
Howdy Y'all... We have this 1992 E250 and the brake pedal will go all the way nearly to the floor after coming to a stop. The truck stops pretty good, with a good pedal, then if you continue to mash the pedal or pump it without really lifting foot. It will sin...
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2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L missfire VIN: 2FMZA5142Y
car is missing on reverse only random cylinders (nr1 second later nr 1 is good and nr 6 is missing second later is good and nr 3 is missing, and goes on ) scoped primary and secondary ignition - ok ecm is killing injectors load tested powers and grounds on ec...
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2003 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Engine VIN: 1FTRW08L53
Hello all and thank you in advance for any help..So I have this 2003 Ford 150 in for head gasket replacement. I pulled the top end apart and all went well as expected. Upon putting this back together I consulted alldata for the proper torque and sequence info ...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNW20PX3
Truck towed in Dead batteries customer said would not start. Charged batteries and crank truck tries to start but will only struggle to idle and die after about 15-20 seconds Checked ICP voltage and will only hit .93 volts. Pulled valve covers and checked for ...
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2006 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU02Z16
vehicle came in with code po0053 and repaired broken wire betwwen ecm and o2 heater return wire.vechicle returned with po0053 and po0054 checked wires between ecm and o2 sensors and found no problem. both recieve power from the pcm relay. I also replaced both ... Trouble codes: P0053, P0054
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2007 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L Heater VIN: 1FMCU92Z37
Just completed install on reman engine. Motorcraft rebuild was longblock and came with oil and spark plugs in it. Engine started right up on completion and drove with no problem. Cooling system had been refilled and pressure tested prior to first drive. No hea...
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2007 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDAF57P17
hope some one can help my problem doese not seem to match any thing in the fix data base, what i have is a no start fuel pressure is good icp is low 278 but when i unplug senor and install high pressure oil gage pressure is 2200 psi but it still does not start...
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2007 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2L Left rear signal light VIN: 1GKFK66847
Left rear signal light only does not work (and not with hazards either). No voltage/signal to turn signal wire socket but does at park & brake, etc... ok. No codes and scanner shows signal/operation from switch from BCM. Connectors all appear fine. Left sig...
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2002 Honda Passport LX 3.2L Flex plate VIN: 4S6DM58W21
We have put in several Flex plates, spacers and bolts in this vehicle in the past year. All were torqued to specs.
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2007 Honda Ridgeline RT 3.5L power steering VIN: 2HYJK16447
Hey guys, we received this vehicle last week with an audible steering "whine" during parking lot type maneuvers. We checked fluid level and condition (clean and clear)so a replacement pump seemed in order. Since the customer has an aftermarket warranty, we wer...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L cam timing VIN: SAJDA01C7F
This Jag presented with rough, surging warm idle, MIL on. Cold idle - first 1-2 minutes good. Code p1836= vvt overadvanced bank 2. Tech replaced v/cover gaskets, s/plugs & s/plug seal. Checked cam timing at crank & all 4 cams - OK.Remove vvt solenoid - ohm wit...
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Cooling fans VIN: SAJEA51D82
Car came in with P0171 and P0174 lean both banks and P0117 for coolant temp sensor, also 1 fan runs on high. Found TSB for updated intake and tuning vane o-rings and a bad ECT sensor. Replaced the o-rings and ECT sensor, cleared codes and test drove. The codes...
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2003 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L CV joints, wheels VIN: KNDUP131U3
This Sedona is mocking us. The customer came in with complaint of vibration on acceleration at freeway speeds. Our road test confirmed this and also noted vibrations during low speed acceleration as well. The frequency and amplitude of the vibrations felt in c...
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2004 Land Rover Discovery S 4.6L air ride VIN: SALTR19494
Good Morning, I'm working on an 04 Land Rover Discovery S VIN# [...] The customer hit a large pothole and has been leaking air at the rear ever since. Both rear air springs lose air after sitting for anywhere from an hour to overnight. Seems wo...
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2005 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L remote locking VIN: SALAA25445
This car came in with one of the remote transmitters inop this was covered by his extended warranty so we ordered a replacement two days later the second remote quit as well. when the new remote arrived I reinialized all the remote transmitters and the ECU rec...
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2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L compressor VIN: JTHBD18201
customer came in for a/c check,,found empty on freon,tested for leak and found a leaky evap.core. replace the evap.core and tested and it work fine for 3 days ,,now is back for ac check,,compressor is not engaging i can jumped and it works ,,i also use the sca...
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2001 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 5LMFU28R61
This truck came in on the hook for a no start. I found there was three missing fuses in the fuse box and the maf was unpluged. Then truck would start and ran very poor. Replaced all ing. Coil boots and plugs with a comprssion test on all cylinders.all were bet...
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2004 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 5LMEU88H24
Vehicle was dropped off for intermittant stall/cut out concern. Customer states that while driving the car it will start to cut out and if the accelerator is not released the car will stall. If the accelerator is released and then applied the car will continue... Trouble codes: B1601 (PATS Recieved incorrect key code), B1600 (PATS fault), P1246 (Generator fault), P0717 (Turbine speed sensor no signal)
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1992 Mazda Navajo LX 4.0L No Start VIN: 4F2CU42XON
Replace intake had coolant leak outside of intake and replace spark plugs, Now won't start fuel pump works has 40 lbs of pressure have spark at coil pack
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1994 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22C2R
Hi fellow techs, first i would like to thank you all for taking the time to help me with my problem.. Okay first off the check engine light will come on int. While driving.. So did a little reading on the archives and found out that you could use a snap on sc...
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1995 Mazda B2300 2.3L Transfer Case VIN: 4F4CR13A0S
The vehicle came in with both" 4WD & 4WD Low" lights flashing on the instrument panel and transfer case not engaging into 4WD. The lights will flash 3 times and stop. There was a P1838, " T-Case shift motor circuit fault, code. Put the vehicle on the rack to ...
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2006 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1YVFP84C76
This vehicle came in as no start, no compression, removed timing cover and valve cover to inspect, cam with variable valve timing off position seems slipped on cam end. Book shows a washer behing vvt unit and this vehicle has none, is this washer necessary to ...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF65F0W
Hi Group, 1998 W210 E320 112 motor V-6, got in shop with check engine light on codes were, p1453, p1420, p0446, p0443. on passanger side remove cover see 4-th fuse on K40 module burned , replace fuse F4, reset codes,all ok, after few minutes fuse burned again ...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L brake lights VIN: WDBRF64J81
Brake lights are always on as soon as you turn the ignition on. I tried to unplugged the brake switch at the pedal with no result. I unplugged every fuses in all three fuse blocks with same result. Can the rear sam module cause something like this? Also before...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic 5.0L Sbc VIN: WDBUF83J14
Mercedes Tech's, Customer brought vehicle in for service because Instrument panel message reads: "Visit WorkShop" and it shoes a picture of a car with an upwards arrow inside it. I scanned systems for codes. Engine: P20B7 - Increased idle due to SBC low voltag...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L Misfire VIN: WDBUF56J36
Did make previous post so I will quickly recap, replaced crank sensor due to dying problem, that part is fix, second complaint was missfire,when first start fine, drive short distance and miss occurs, went through igniton all good, found #6 ijector loses signa... Trouble codes: P0306
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2001 Nissan Maxima SE 20th Anniversary Edition 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA31A41
NISSAN SPECIFIC HELP PLEASE!! Last week this car was towed in and it would not hold idle. I replaced the idle control motor and yes i know about the possibility of blowing quads in the computer. The car ran fine for a week. It got towed back in this time it wo...
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2006 Nissan X-Trail SE 2.5L Awd VIN: JN8BT08V76
Greetings Techs! Hoping for a little bit of help on this one. This x-trail came in with the complaint of the all wheel drive not working, the rear axle not engaging. I am having a tough time diagnosing this as ALLDATA does not list an X-Trail so I am not quit...
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1947 Oldsmobile 98 257CID start system wiring VIN: 000847280H
I need a wiring diagram for this vintage 1947 Olds. The customer just replaced the starter and since replacing, the starter will stay engaged if all the wiring is connected. What we have are 2 small wires that attach to the backside of the solenoid. One excite...
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2003 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WP52K83
This car has been to a couple of different shops they installed new spark plugs a new throttle position sensor that did not fix his problem.we have done a fuel pressure test as well as a volume test verified a compression test also tested ignition module and a... Trouble codes: P300
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2006 Pontiac G6 3.5L shift interlock VIN: 1G2ZG558X6
Car will go for three days with no problem, then he come out from work to leave it won't come out of park. After 5 - 10 minutes of trying it will work ok for 3-5 days, then happens again. I have replaced the brake light switch 2x, the brake pedal position sens...
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2002 Saturn Vue 3.0L wrench lite VIN: 56ZCZ63B62
does any one know how to turn off the wrench lite not the mil lite
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1994 Toyota Pickup 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 4TARNO1PRZ
OK folk, this one has me stumped. This truck blows the 15A EFI fuse randomly. Customer states that problem seems to happen when hitting bumps while driving. Customer has had this problems several times, but we can not duplicate it in the shop. According to the...
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1995 Toyota Camry 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1SK12E1S
Hi, This car was just purchased by the owners. The check eng light is on and has a rich & lean O2 codes. I replaced both O2 sensors which are working properly now. Then the light returned and I checked for vacuum leaks and found the PCV valve was causing a hig... Trouble codes: 25 (O2 signal Lean), 26 (O2 Signal Rich)
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1995 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L Transmission VIN: JT2ST07N3S
The inside dashboard fuse panel burns the gauge fuse.going over bumps or sometimes on turns,i've been chasing this short without any luck,i have noticed that when i leave the overdrive switch off,it won't pop the fuse,but customer does a lot of driving on the ...
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2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Cluster PRND2L & code P1780 VIN: JT3GN86R5Y
Thank you in advance. This one came in with check engine light on, code P1780. Customer complained of transmission jumping out of gear when the lights are turned on and check engine light on. We tested and found neutral switch to be out of adjustment and did t...
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2004 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L No Start VIN: 5TEGN92N44
I need help Toyota techs ! I replaced a bad engine with a new Jasper long block. I do not have any spark on cyl. num. 1 or 4 ( whick is coil A). I have run the PO351 flow chart 10 times with no good results ! I had a donor truck same year and tried my ecu and ... Trouble codes: P0351
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2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JTEBU14R85
Smoke tested evap system. Found vent valve leaking a little. replaced canister assembly. After replacing canister I still have a small leak coming from vent valve is this normal? If you block vent it has no leaks in the system. Code still sets after a day of d... Trouble codes: P0456 (Evap Small leak)
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2003 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L cooling fans
The cooling fans run continuously for approximately 15 min then shut off any time the key is cycled on, regardless of engine temperature (cold, warm). I have replace the engine coolant temp sensor, wire harness, ecm, fan control module, and radiator thermal sw...
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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WAUBA24B0W
So we still have to observe the car, we figured out part of the problem, so we saw a slight play on the right timing chain and replaced the tensioner. We rest all the codes, and have the car test driven. The car ran fine and finished a drive cycle without tr... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303.
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2002 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 3.0L Esp / Cruise VIN: WAUVT58E02
I want to thank everyone for taking time to help out here. I went through the steps Mark listed including the capacitance discharge. I have heard of wierd problems in Audis with incorect rear bulbs and I did recheck all rear light functions. I finally sent i...
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2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L compressor VIN: WBAFB31062
Well, got this one fixed, besides the ambient temperature sensor, it was the ac control head that was failing. thanks guys
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2004 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start VIN: 1234567890
Though I am waiting for a part and have not yet actually heard this vehicle run, I am confident we have found the problem and it will fire up without issue. First of all, thank you all for taking the time to try and help us out on this one. I really apprecia...
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1998 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L head gaskets VIN: 1G6KY5498X
Thanks to all of you for your time and professional information. The Cadillac was from a used car dealer and he was overwhelmed with the amount of time/money (looking for cheap) need to repair properly. We now know that any repair to this kind of engine will n...
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1994 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Volt Guage VIN: 2GTEC19K4R
Sorry for the long Delay guys I have been super busy! Turns out the grounds were all okay. I ran new ground to the battery anf the problem was still their. I also had the cluster rebuilt and it helped. I had a master tech from GM tell me that this problem ...
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2000 Chevrolet School Bus Chassis B7T042 7.4L No Start, part time no start VIN: 1GBL7T100Y
Thanks to all who took time to respond to our request for help. Most of the replies centered on a fuel pump problem causing low fuel pressure. We deadheaded the fuel pump and were able to get 80 lbs. of pressure. With 80 lbs. of fuel pressure the engine wou...
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2002 Chevrolet Tracker LT 2.5L Engine VIN: 2CNBJ34626
AFTER CONSULTING WITH THE CUSTOMER, WE DECIDED TO REMOVE THE TIMING COVER FOR INSPECTION. WHAT WE FOUND WAS A VERY CLEAN ENGINE WITH NO VISIBLE SIGNS OF WEAR ON ANY INTERNALLY DRIVEN COMPONENT, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF OIL PUMP CHAIN WAS SLACK. WE ADJUSTED THE GU...
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2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Hesitation VIN: 2G1WF52E62
Kirk hit it, turns out this had a chinese dampner on it and the reluctor was pressed on in the wrong position. I put a used original GM along side the chinese junk and it was 10 degrees off at the reluctor but the rubber had not spun or it sure did not look li...
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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC52F94
After I wrote my help request, the car wouldn't start the next morning at my house to go to work (38 degrees).Car cranks over every time but won't start. I looked to see if there was a flashing security light while I cranked it and there wasn't any. Got my he...
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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L trans shifting VIN: 1G1AK15F76
ok guys i think this one is fixed,what we did was load the batt.w/carbon pile(light load)and put volt meter on alt.output terminal,as it ran the out put went lower and lower,so we put on a new alt.so far has'nt been back,thanks to all that replied all were goo... Trouble codes: B1480 (batt.run down protect curcuit), B1517 (batt voltage out of range), U2106 (lost com.w/trans control system).
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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Gauges And Starting VIN: 1B4GP54R2V
Thanks too all who helped with this request. The vehicle has not given the any problem since I posted the request so the customer has not brought the vehicle back in. Most responses said it was most likely the instrument cluster that was the problem. Thanks...
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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 3B7KF23662
well we burned are selves on this when my technician installed the injection pump he must have been off a little because we found the keyway sheared off simple fix but had to pull the pump thanks for all the help keep up the good work
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2002 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Speedometer VIN: 1B4GP25332
You know it's going to be a good day when Tom [...] shows up on a Chrysler help request! The fix was indeed another cluster. The odometer dimmed when the lights were turned on, so I installed another cluster and all is good.
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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.7L Cluster VIN: 1D7HU18094
Josh from Wyoming gave me the best information to begin disconnecting anything related to bus. Finally pulled abs module connector and light went off. Replaced and coded abs module. System now working fine.
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1994 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDEE14HXR
Well thanks for all the help. It ended up being the ECM. I got a reman unit from Napa plugged it in and it ran perfect. Again thanks for all the Help.
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L SRS mil - B1869 VIN: 1FTNX21L22
Well,I'm not calling this one 100% fixed- I've sent this truck out with another srs module (ford warrantied the first one), so we'll see. I did pin drag tests on srs & IPC conn- were ok. I swapped bulbs with another indicator. I did not find any obvious wiring...
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Low Freon VIN: 1FMDU73K83
Thanks for the overwhelming replies. As usual a lot learned. Needless to say I don't have an electronic leak detector but will be reinvesting in one. Have a broken TIF Instruments model. Been repaired once then broke again. When I went home at 1am after remova...
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2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L pinion VIN: 1FMZU73KX4
Thanks to every one who responded.I simply tightened the pinion nut down being careful not to over tighten. I checked preload before disassembly and reset to same.Carrier is back in vehicle and working well customer is happy.
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2006 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L range sensor VIN: 1FAFP34N86
Thanks for all who replied to my help request. This one seems to be fixed. After going through all the pinpoint tests (which checked out OK), I ended up cleaning the tailight grounds in the trunk area. I also cleaned the chassis grounds at the right and left f...
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33P66
Truck seems to be starting and running fine with the little bit of air leaks we were experiencing from the top. We increased the air pressure from 60 psi to 100 psi and was surprised to hear all the injector top orings leaking. It sounded like pop corn poppi...
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2005 GMC Sierra 3500 SLE 6.6L Mechanical VIN: 1GCHK29295
well sorry about the wait the truck has beed on the road for a few weeks and all is well i went to the c gaskets and the only issue i had was getting the intake crossover pipe to fit i had a fellow tech. stand on it and it fit right in if anyone is doing alot ...
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2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on, TSC Light on VIN: 2HKPL18662
This vechicle came into shop about two years ago with slightly over 80,000 miles with DTC P1491. Dealer refused service.I cleaned out ports and it lasted 10,000 miles and code reappeared this time with TCS light on.I again cleaned out ports and code reappeared... Trouble codes: P1491 (EGR Insuficient Lift), P1676 (FPTDR Signal Line).
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2002 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L steering wheel VIN: JALC4B1433
the power steering pump low pressure was a problem, once fixed steering im proved but was also hampered but a siezed drivers king pin. lower part took grease well upper part did not. waiting on a pin and once installed will fix veh.
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Cylinder head VIN: 1J4GW48N71
Thanks for all the input. The vehicle is not yet fixed but I am going to close this request. I removed the head with leaving the timing chain in place. I found the intake valve seat coming loose from the head. The valve is bent and there is a gouge on top of t...
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2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GL48K72
BIN WAITING TO CONFIRM FIX ITS BIN A COUPLE OF WEEKS AND 300 MILES. LAST LOOK AT TRIMS RIGHT LT AVG -3.3 LEFT LT 0.0 MOTOR IS RUNNING GOOD. NOT SURE ON THE FIX THOW FOUND O RING WAS MISSING FROM TPS SENSOR CAUSING A VACUUM LEAK AND O2 SENSOR WAS ABOUT 1 THREAD... Trouble codes: P0203 (Injector 3 controll circuit fires improperly), P0201 (Injector 1 control circuit fires improperly), P0202 (Injector 2 control circuit fires improperly), P0174 (2/1 fuel system lean).
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2006 Jeep Commander (Truck) Limited 5.7L Orc,Wcm VIN: 1J8HG58216
1000 thank-you's to everybody who took time to reply. All you guys pretty much nailed it. Doing a vehicle reconfiguration solved the problem. Special thanks to Gilbert [...] who walked me thru the process. Since StarMobile for Dummies hasn't ...
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2002 Lincoln LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNHM86S12
First I would like to THANK EVERY ONE THAT REPLIED AND TRIED TO HELP, THANK YOU to all. UP DATE: Installed new upper and lower intake gaskets. Checked the PCV pipe under the intake, looks like someone already changed it before me, so it ok. Used IDS and calib...
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2004 Lincoln LS 3.9L Rad Fan VIN: 1LNHM87A74
I'm going to close this out now as it is past due I found (eventually) a leak in the Dual coolant control valve.. I will attribute the low coolant to that leak although I have a suspicion about a possible head gasket issue, but no proof, That is due to on occ...
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC 5.0L Heating VIN: WDBCA44D9F
thanks for all the help with this car. the customer has yet to bring it back for any more checks. but you have given me some good information to go on next time it comes in.
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2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 4Matic 4.3L air ride control VIN: WDBNG83J53
Indeed the Valve Control Block fixed the Benz.We suspect the car had this problem before the front strut and air compressor repair.Trying to convince the customer of this was a different story but everything worked out.Thanks for all of the replies.
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBUF65J53
Replaced thermostat and cleared fault codes. Code for LR oxygen sensor set instantly. Switched right and left rear sensors, problem moved to right. Replaced left rear sensor and customer has not returned yet. Still not sure why it showed 4 bad sensors, but... Trouble codes: P0128 (Thermostat), P0161 (Left rear o2), P0141 (Right rear o2), P0151 (Left front o2), P1999 (Right front o2), P0160.
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: WDBRN40J83
Well we had lots of input most of which steered us to the dealer for relearn process or some other electrical reason only the factory scan tool could provide. the customer spent 3 weeks trying to decide what to do and his better half forced a trade in on a new... Trouble codes: P2006, P201A, P201B, P201B.
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2006 Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG 5.5L will stick in first gear VIN: WDCYR71E96
Dave was correct that the output speed sensor was the problem. After I got a scope on the connectors under the dash,I could see the sensor drop out when it got hot.It is a pain to replace,the sensor has a 6 ft harness that connects in the passenger conpartment...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz B200 Turbo 2.0L No power VIN: WDDFH34XX6
Customer does not want to spend any time (and $$) to diagnose problem. When or if he decides to repair, I will update. Thanks for the help, and I suspect the exhaust is plugged, but still need to confirm. Sorry for the lack of information!! Trouble codes: P2261, P0299, P0128.
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2001 Nissan Maxima SE 20th Anniversary Edition 3.0L Abs VIN: JN1CA31DX1
Vehicle is fixed noone had the right answer because this was a different system. There is no sensor on the transaxle. First there was no speedometer. THe vehicle speed is calculated through the abs module reading all four sensors it converts the ac signa...
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1977 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith II 6.7L no power VIN: LRF31101LR
Sorry, the starter went bad and it took forever to get the approval and the starter replaced, but after the starter was replaced, we concluded the exhaust plugged was not the problem, we are in the process of checking the fuel pressure to ensure it is correct....
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2002 Saturn Vue 3.0L No Start VIN: 5GZCZ63B62
thanks everyone that replied it was a bad ecm swapped it out runs great thank again for your help
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2005 Subaru Outback XT 2.5L Low power, burns oil VIN: 4S4BP67C55
The old bypass valve would open at about 15 lbs of vacuum which we thought seemed a little high so we ordered another one. It tested exactly the same so we didn't put it on. We also didn't think it was oil related because the bearings in the turbo were fine. T...
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2007 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited 3.3L Power Steering VIN: JTEEW21A27
After learning the Power Steering ECU is in the $1200. range and may be covered by the 10 year 100,000 mile hybrid warranty, customer decided to take vehicle to dealer and try to get the repair covered. I'll let you know what happens. Thanks for the input guys...
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