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2000 Acura RL Premium 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA9650Y
Hi guys this came in two weeks ago misfiring on cyls 4,5, &6. Cust had scanned prev and tried switching coils & plugs before bringing it in. I checked plugs most were fouled and were of a brand not rec for this car. Did comp test (all cyls 165-175) and install... Trouble codes: 1204 (misfire), 1205 (misfire), 1206 (misfire), 1304 (misfire)
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1988 BMW 535is 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBADC8407J
car tow in with a dead fuel pump, no fuel pressure at all. replace pre fuel pump and main fuel pump, pressure within spec. engine start, but cut off at idle, engine misfire and backfire at high rpm. replace idle control valve, two crank sensors at flywheel, ca...
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2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBAFB3353Y
This truck has a sinking brake pedal that we cannot seem to cure. It feels exactly like a bad master cylinder. Intermittent sinking pedal, worst if using pedal gently. sometimes every time brakes are used and other times not at all. The car was sent to us by a...
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2004 BMW 330Ci 3.0L active steering VIN: WAUBMW1234
i replaced all water hoses, water pump,thermostat assembley, and belts and tensioners. customer states steering is now stiff when not moving or trying to park. i cannot find anything loose in the areas i worked in. i do not find any information in mitchel on t...
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1998 Buick Century Limited 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G2WY52M9W
Car came in with below codes, checked scan data and fuel trims -25% to -30%. Checked usual fuel pressure regulator-ok, pulled PCV and plugged. Still high. Then found in scan data that purge valve was at 20%. I unplugged purge valve connector and fuel trims cam... Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel system rich), P0440 (Evap system leak detected)
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1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Stall VIN: 1G6KD54Y3W
PLEASE READ ALL TEST DATA AND POST BEFORE REPLY. Car came in 2 weeks ago on hook with a no start condition. Found bad ignition relay. Replaced with dealer relay. Noticed fuel gauge not working properly and car quit running. Found ground wire for fp and signal ... Trouble codes: P1599
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1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L timing chain?? VIN: 2G1WW12M2S
Quick question on this high mileage 95 Monte, car will fire for a second @ WOT but is noisy & dies immediately, cranks like its out of time, checked compression rear quick this evening on front 3 cyls. (80, 130, 50). If the chain fails or jumps on a 3.1L will ...
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2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L No Start VIN: 1GNDX03E31
Vehicle died on road. Has fuel pressure and spark at all times. Injector pulse only on intial crank, then injector pulse width goes to zero and stays at zero until you cycle key and computer times out. Vehicle will not do bulb check on 'check engine light' and...
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2003 Chevrolet Express 2500 6.0L ignition VIN: 1GCHG39U43
After changing above items,no lights in dash at all times,tried relearn procedure for pass key to no avail.Light in dash came on for a period,tried relearn and then no dash lights at all.Did we get locked out or could any of you guys give us some help on this ...
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2006 Chevrolet HHR LT 2.2L Electronic VIN: 3GNDA23D76
car has an irratac idle on tach.needle bouncing with speedo when this happens trans shifts bad
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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L radiator VIN: 3C8FY68B32
i have flushed the system twice tried using the radiator cleaning fluid and the vehicle still over heats about 1/4th of the middle higher
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2000 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L p0755&p1792 VIN: 2B4GP45R6Y
hello all this one has me pulling my hair for 3 days. vehicle will go into limp mode after driving for aprox. 4 miles at 55 mph. will set P0755 2/4 shift solinoid fault and P1792 battery disconnect codes.i'm not sure if the P0755 will trigger a false P1792 whe...
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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D3KU28C53
Thank you in advance. This truck came running poor with one turn signal light always lit in front no brake lights or turn signals. The only thing I can communicate with is the ECM. tryed disconnecting as many moduals as I can get to with no luck getting anthin... Trouble codes: P0193, P0837, P0237, P1652, P0477
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1992 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTCR15X4N
brother in law just bought truck,hard on gas koer test gives codes 157 158 and 173.truck starts fine o2s goes steadly up and stays at .87 volts,can,t get data on mass air flow,if you unplug it while running makes no diff.would bad mass air cause o2 to stay ric...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTWX32F2X
Thanks for taking the time to help. This Ford was towed in for a cranks, but no start. We charged the batteries, and scanned it. Based on codes and trouble tree diagnostics, we did the following: New #8 injector, New EBP sensor, EBP tube was replaced due to re... Trouble codes: P0231 (Fuel pump secondary circuit low), P0284 (Cyl 8 balance fault), P0470 (Exh back pressure), P0476 (Map/boost pressure fault)
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2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L pats security system not allowing car to crank VIN: 1FAFP36P1Y
car came in with seized engine and correct ignition key. i bought the car from customer and when he gave us the keys the originals ended up at home.i used a plain spare key that was hanging under the car when pushing this car in and out of the shop with dead e...
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2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Brake Light VIN: 1FTPX14555
Light just started flickering occas no does it more often checked switches (ebrake switch checked ok brake switch checked ok (it is just the red brake light) i am checking for bad wires so far havent found any so far .it is my truck so we are doing when we hav...
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2005 Ford Freestyle Limited 3.0L transfer case VIN: 1FMZK04135
Hey Ford techs. Ive got this Freestyle AWD with the classic P1889 - i changed the pressure/temp sensor as per TSB, cleared codes and even reset pcm KAM to be sure. - Code came back instantly - Decided to try a used DEM - same problem - I dont think its the act...
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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Starting VIN: 1FTSW21P06
When the truck is cold on the initial start up it will have an extended crank probably 10-15 seconds. ICP press read between 1800 and 1900 on start up. 12 volts to the glow plugs. New oil filter, oil, and both fuel filters. Air filter looks very recently repla...
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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSX21506
This vehicle came in running rough with these codes.Figured few coils would fix 3&4. Thought had ticking noise on #1 bank. Pulled valve cover looking for broken valve spring and all is good with good compression. Truck misses instantly on start up, pops cyl mi... Trouble codes: P0300, P0303, P0304, P0316, P0172, P0174
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2009 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FTPW12V09
OK this is a headache job that has finally landed in my lap. The truck goes to running bad and boggs down. Now for the wierd things. We use a snapon solis pro that is fully updated. When looking at the data it is showing some really strange readings. The LT fu... Trouble codes: P0135
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2010 Ford E450 6.8L headlights VIN: 1FDXE4FS1A
headlights stay on for approx 15 minutes after exiting the vehicle. the headlamp warning chime is also enabled. this issue has apparantly kill one battery already! the interior lamps and radio work normally. no dtc's. no TSB's. ign key in and both door PID's s...
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2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GTHK23154
Replaced all njectors on bank 1. Found the inlet in a couple of injectors inlet full of what looked like dirt/rust. Customer did not wanted to do all injectors at this time. Before replacing, I checked all the injectors for resistace and broken wires between F... Trouble codes: P1235
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2005 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1GKDT13S05
Customer brought vehicle to the shop with a hard 1-2 shift. First go around we did a transmission flush and told him to drive it awhile. He returned saying no change. On my test drive, with moderate acceleration, it would squeal the tires going into second gea...
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1996 Honda Civic DX 1.6L brake lights VIN: 1HGEJ6226T
Good morning, This car was dropped off to us with a shorted rear brake light harness. We replaced the harness with a new unit and noticed that the main fuse box fuse for the brake lights was missing. Now the rear brake lights stay on at all times with the fuse...
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2000 Honda Civic Si 1.6L Car Control VIN: 1HGEM1148Y
Driving at cruise speed (50mph - 80mph sometimes more) at the time when the car lands after jumping a small crest it pulls really hard to the right as if at the time of the landing the driver turned the steering wheel hard to the right and then to the left in ...
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2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L Steering VIN: JHMFA36218
The car makes a subtle whining, almost grinding noise in the steering on right turns. The noise seems to be coming from the electric assist steering rack. I'm a little cautious to call the rack as bad due to the cost. Has any one had a problem with noise from ...
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1995 Hyundai Sonata GL 3.0L False Codes VIN: KMHCF24TSX
After replacing ECM with after-market remanufactured unit from reputable source in Texas, noted following undocumented codes set that cannot be erased: 00209, 00210, 00211, 00212, 00213, 00214, 00215 and 00216. Car ran perfectly however, MIL is not turned on... Trouble codes: 00209 (00210-), 00210 (00211-), 00211 (00212-), 00212 (00213-), 00213 (00214-), 00214 (testing and results)
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2000 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L No Crank VIN: SAJDA24C6Y
no signal to starter relay my question can it be a bad alarm module or Pcm? has anyone run acroos this problem tnx. I have to codes but I can only see gloval OBD II codes. Help!!
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2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Cooling system VIN: SAJWA71CX4
This Jag has a tendency to build up pressure in the cooling system faster than I think it should. It likes to blow out water from the overflow under the radiator cap, especially after cutting it off. It then loses enough water to turn on the low water alert, a...
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1J4GX48S54
Good Evening all; especially you Jeep Gurus!! Couple of weeks ago this Jeep showed up from a very loyal and regular customer with a complaint that the truck would occasionally idle very badly and sometimes die when stopped at a traffic light for any period of...
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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 6.1L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J8HR78386
Misfire Cyl.4 had a blown head gasket. After replacing with rebuilt head,cylinder 4 still not firing,we replaced injector,coil,plugs(a couple times). What are we missing? Trouble codes: P0404 (Misfire cyl.4)
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L not engage in gear VIN: JTJHF10U41
Vehicle came in on the hook, has the two mentioned codes; slipping badly in first and shifted into second at nearly 5800 RPM. If you cycle the key; it will drive and shifted into all gears fine. One note: The "D" position light will not lit up. This morning, t...
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2002 Lexus LX470 4.7L Nav System VIN: JTJHT00W72
Nav system screen dark in nav mode, all other screen features work. Nav disc will not eject.
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1991 Lincoln Mark VII LSC 5.0L ABS Wheel Sensor VIN: 1LNCM93E7M
Men I thought I might post this in the help section 1st-maybe the Technical Discussion Forum-how can a Ford ABS wheel speed sensor be repaired successfully if no part for replacement is available?.I found that a rear sensor for a 1990-1992 Town Car is the same...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG 3.6L Change over valve VIN: WDBHM36E7T
Hi iATN folks. I have this Mercedes that's been making me loose my hairs. Car came in with driveability problem. Scan it and code was cam sensor malfunction. Car been to other shops and they kept replacing the cam sensor with no suck luck. I found the harness ...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Blower motor VIN: WDBHA29G8X
I may have a faulty blower resistor. In the beginning this blower motor regardless if you are using heat or A/C the blower motor was intermittent. The problem was traced to the blower resistor, this is a 3 prong connector, we have variable voltage from the A/C...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L abs VIN: WDBNG75J2Y
Vehicle cam into shop with a noisy wheel bearing on right front. ABS light was on prior to repairs. Replaced wheel bearings, seal and tone ring. After service ABS would false activation and would loose some p/s assist after a few stops. Scanned and found codes...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Currant Draw VIN: WDBNG70J21
Current draw of 270 mA at rear fuse box - fuse #61 Rear SAM dry, disconnected the CD no change. But then I reconnected the CD and draw is gone. Any Ideas? I played the CD and Radio still no draw, is there any intermittent draws from the Stereo System\CD\Amp...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 3.5L timming VIN: WDBWK56F36
car came in with 1208 and 1200 codes constant adjustment of can right bank. yes it was a wore out ballance shaft gear replaced everything put back in car and it showed left cam corolation out of sinc on both cams so i pulled it back out and to my suprise it wa...
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2008 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic 3.0L Accessories VIN: WDDGF81X48
This is my own vehicle. I am getting very weak signal on AM radio. Wondering if any ME/BE techs are aware of any issues with radio reception. FM and Sattelite are perfect. I appreciate any help.
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1986 Nissan 720 2.4L No injector pulse VIN: JN6ND11S3G
Vehicle towed to our shop with no headlights, turn signal, horn, 4 way flasher, blower motor, radio and no start. After a good bit of testing, I found that the fuse link for the interior power was corroded in two. I replaced the fuse link and that fixed everyt...
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1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JN1CA21D4S
The previous motor while loud ran on all cylinders. I replaced motor ,put in new plugs swapped tb, both ckp, cmp, and coils. The ring on flex plate looked good so i did not swap it. This thing will fire every once in a while try to idle then die and not fire a...
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2006 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 3NICB5ID36
Car came in running ruff,misfiring,wouldn't accelerate unless you mashed it to the floor,only code P2A00,A/F Sensor(B1),no misfire codes,replaced sensor,now car runs great,only same code keeps resetting,scan on test drive sensor is 1.24v +-.2 any nissan techs ... Trouble codes: P2A00
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2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L engine VIN: 1G2N52TF1C
Got a bit of a weird one here, customer has a very intermittent no start, has no obvious rhyme or reason, just when it decides not to start it doesn't and every time it has been towed to the shop it has started up at the next key cycle and has run beautifully ...
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1998 Saturn SW2 1.9L Misfire VIN: 1G8ZK8270W
Car came in running poorly, after retrieving codes noticed car had a random cylinder misfire, with two bad oxygen sensors. Replaced all that, took the car on a test drive to find that is had a misfire on cylinder 4 mainly still but you only notice it once you ... Trouble codes: P0137, P0131, P0300, P0341, P1640 (Driver 1 output voltage high), P1599 (CC Power Management Mode or Engine Stall)
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2001 Saturn ls 2.2L smokes VIN: 1G8JU82F71
car busted timing chain and bent 6 valves...after repairing timing chain and did valve job car ran good for about 125 miles then it started to smoke and use oil as if the oil is going right into the cylinder.. did compression test all cylinders hit at 160.. di...
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2006 Scion xB 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTLKT32426
Toyota Techs, This one sets the 5 codes at once. TSB #EGO47-06 would apply if this were an xA. TSB says to replace canister, can. filter, cover & cover holder. Toyota only pays .5 hr. for replacement of the cover & holder. So, what is the real problem which s... Trouble codes: P043F, P043E, P2401, P2402, P2419
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1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Compression VIN: JF1SF6353W
Customer bought a motor from Japan. It didn't come with a EGR passage way so we used the heads off the old engine. The pistons on the Japan engine were shapped differently. They had premolded valve cut outs. The old engine just had a rectangle cut on the top. ...
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1996 Toyota Tercel DX 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2AC52L2T
This Tercel keeps setting a P0401--EGR Insufficient Flow. We have replaced the EGR solenoid and the four-way vacuum transducer that is in-line with the EGR valve vacuum hoses. The EGR valve holds vacuum all day and the engine RPM's stumble when it is manually ... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR Insufficient Flow)
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2005 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 4.0L 3-2-1 downshift VIN: 5TETU62N76
very harsh downshift, while coming to stop. 3-2-1
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2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR32E26
This corolla came in with millamp on. The car runs perfect with no drivablity problem. According to TSB Reference numbers: EG002-06, Date of issue: January 30, 2006. Toyota: 2005-2006 Corolla & Matrix. If DTCs P043E, P043F, P2401, P2402, [...] are ALL prese... Trouble codes: P043E, P043F, P2401 (p2402-), P2402 (p2419-), P2419
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WVWHC63B61
Hi folks, this one's a real head-scratcher. Almost a year ago, this customer broke the timing belt and the inevitable bent valves occurred. We replaced the head and valves, head gasket, timing belt, and he was a happy camper. Towards the end of February, he br...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B32
Hello to all and hope you can help with this problem. Vehicle is back with the same two codes;p1479 and p0411.We've done everything listed in the repair history for this car can't seem to find what is wrong with it. Smoke test didn't show any vacuum leaks and ... Trouble codes: P1479, P0411
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L ABS module VIN: WVWPD63B63
Hello fellow IATNers. Have a real weirdo Passat on our hands here. Vehicle presented with complaint of ABS engaging at low speed. Scanned the ABS module & there were no DTCs. Upon test drive, confirmed symptom, ABS brakes engage while coming to a stop. Stoppe...
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SZ58D01
check engine light int comes on. no codes in history or current. has body code uem-e001. communication error for upper control unit. check data from upper control-mirror. all data checks ok. my question is will upper control module trigger cel. do i need to se...
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2007 Acura MDX 3.7L Ads VIN: 2HNYD28897
The replacment of the LF strut, sub harness and RF sub harness has fixed it. Once we installed the RF sub harness the codes cleared and the light has stayed off, system is working fine. I warned the customer that it is likely the sensor / strut on the RF will ...
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2004 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Battery VIN: TRUWT28N04
well i could not get the car to draw more than 16ma so i will have to wait till the battery dies and he brings it back in
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1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Srs Light On VIN: 4USCH7320T
Ok as most of you agreed, the failure required replacement of the SRS module. There was no welding or beating with a BFH. We like to think of ourselves as not one of those shops. We confirmed the SRS module failure code with an Auto logic. The module could ...
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2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L shifting
so after dropping the pan and finding some metallic particles. we decided the transmission needed an overhaul. the fluid changing and filter replacement did nothing, while we were going in we were going to replace the pressure control solenoid as well. the cus...
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1998 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance 4.6L Front end VIN: 1G6KE54Y0W
Thanks to all that responded. The overall majority of responses said to replace the axles. The remaining said motor mounts sagging or broken, and a couple were way off base with tire balance. We replaced both of the axles with new parts and the vibration is go...
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2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Steering VIN: 1G6KD54Y11
WELL I LOST SLEEP OVER THIS, TURNED OUT WHEN THE FACTORY PUMP FAILED IT FILLED THE SYSTEM WITH FILINGS AND POWER STEERING FLUID WAS NOT SUITABLE TO FLUSH SYSTEM THE FILINGS PLUGGED UP THE PRESSURE VALVE AND IT DID NOT BULID PRESSURE IN THE PUMP I FLUSHED THE S...
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2004 Cadillac SRX 4.6L Timing Chain VIN: 1GYDE63A24
Stephen got it right found a bad exhaust camshaft actuator not locking when engine was off.
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1986 Chevrolet El Camino Conquista 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 3GCCW8DH7G
Thanks for all the replies. Most agree with me to replace the ecm the customer has ordered an ecm off line. Pretty sure that will fix problem, for car runs good without ecm pluged in, just a little rich. Thanks again.
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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L water seal VIN: 1GNEK1Z34Z
well we think this on is fixed? but we need it to rain good! well we believe the problem was the windshield after all, we did find what appeared to be old water stains coming from the left lower corner of the windshield so we are going to wait to see if the ...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Mechanical VIN: 1GCHK23265
EGR valve was bad fooling the MAF. EGR valve was stuck open and did not read that it was stuck open!!
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1998 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B7MF3367W
I went ahead and replaced the lift pump and the fuel line up to it. we also tried differant ecms that we had around with no differance in the way it ran. I also ran a scope on power and ground to injection pump and fuel pump and never got it to break up. I thi...
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2004 Dodge Stratus R/T 2.7L engine VIN: 1B3EL76R04
well finally got to spend some time on this car and noise turned out to be the serp belt for alt & a/c. belt looked and felt tight enough but putting 3 foot breaker bar on it and the noise is gone. i didn't think it was a chain tensioner cause of the breif win...
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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.9L Trans Mount VIN: 3D7KS28C46
Hi folks: Thanks for all of your replies to my question. Based on the input, I was able to get the customer to let me look at the truck again. I pulled the front and rear driveshafts. I checked the joints on both shafts and they are good. I looked at both...
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2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Electronic VIN: WDXPD94476
The transmission control module does have to be programmed. We were able to drive 20 mile to the dealer with the old module installed and had to clear codes twice on the way. It does not go into full limp, just wont shifting. Thanks for all the responses.
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP3U02G
Ok, this I believe is fixed ofcourse with the help of everybody. It was indeed the fuel filler tube; the old gas cap o ring had cracks all over it and while I had the smoke machine on I did see smoke coming out ( i had a magnifi glass to see it) at a very slow... Trouble codes: P0442.
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2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMYU04101
Hello, Well I went to the data base and found someone that had the same issue. Pulled up the wire diagram on all data and low and behold some body did a wiring repair,but swapped #4 & 6 leads to the coils. Installed the primaries to their correct coils and now... Trouble codes: P1151 (O2 sensor B2S1 Lean switching).
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2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: IFMYU04212
The repies I received were either very basic suggestions that I was well past, or did not appy at all. The customer did not want any further diagnosis. Trouble codes: P0455 (EVAP gross leak), P0457 (EVAP leak fuel cap).
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2004 Ford Excursion Limited 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMSU43P94
Thanks to everyone that replied,those of you that suggested the balloon test were right on.I found 2 bad injectors,#5,#6.Replaced both injectors and vehicle runs perfect now.I would like to note that both balloons we different,one was pulseing and one just slo...
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTNW21P34
Like Brad said this truck should have had the ability to learn the turbo vane position. We flashed the truck multiple times with IDS and we were never able to see any of the turbo relearn PID's. We ended up fooling IDS into thinking we replaced the PCM and the... Trouble codes: P0299.
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2005 Ford Expedition XLS 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMFU16525
We eventually scoped the coil and injectors the ground side of coil number 1 signnature was incorrect so the driver from the computer was not strong enough customer declined replacement but will return for replacement when finances permit Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0351, P0356.
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1999 Honda Civic LX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ6671X
I want to thank everybody that respond to my help request, I did end up replacing the two way valve, the solenoid, gas cap and the over vent shut valve (new over vent shut valve does not have the vent hole and and was not leaking anywhere like the old one) als... Trouble codes: P1456 (Evap system leak gas tank area).
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2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Stall VIN: 1H6ES16572
with the information recieved we were able to replace the cam sensor and that took care of it. Thank You Trouble codes: 1361 (man specific TDC interuption).
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2003 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L Brake Pedal VIN: JALC4B1433
this truck isnt fixed due to cust. work schedule, although all the information was very helpful turns out there was air trapped in the abs unit that still needs to be purged even though the veh has a good pedal most of the time thanks to everyone that has repl...
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2005 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Air Temp VIN: SAJWAO1UX5
THANKS TO ALL IT NEEDED THE HVAC MODULE. IT HAD NO SIGNAL TO THE HEATER CONTROL VALVE ONE SIDE WAS ALWAYS HOT
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L Front Differential VIN: 1J8HR58275
WE ARE GOING TO CALL THIS ONE FIXED. LOTS OF REPLIES. YES THE TIRES WERE ALL THE SAME SIZE AND YES WE HAD PUT THE RIGHT FLUIDS IN BOTH DIFFS. AND THE TRANSFER CASE. DAVE IN [...] REPORTED AT THEIR DEALER THEY HAD SEVERAL VEHICLES DOING THIS. HE SAID PUT MO...
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2002 Lexus GS300 3.0L Steering angle sensor VIN: JT8BD69S62
Received 3 replies and they were as follows. 1.Maybe the incorrect brake hydraulic unit assy. was installed. 2.The steering angle sensor lost its calibration. 3.Need to initialize the steering angle sensor by shorting the two pins on the diagnostic connecto...
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2004 Maserati GranTourismo 4.2L Low Beam Headlights VIN: ZAMBC38A84
Well, this vehicle has not come back into the dealership as of yet so I am unable to post a fix at this time. That being said, Stewart [...] of Schiff European Automotive Literature Inc. who has the service man...
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2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Brake Warning Light VIN: JMIBK14374
THANKS FOR THE HELP, AS EVERYONE SUGGESTED, CHECK THE FLOAT IN THE MASTER CYLINDER. THE FLOAT WAS STUCK, SO I WIGGLED A NARROW VACUUM TUBE INTO THE MASTER CYLINDER, BLEW THROUGH THE TUBE, AND IT UNSTUCK THE FLOAT. THANKS AGAIN.
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Mechanical VIN: WDBRN47JX2
Well we finally borrowed special tool from another shop to remove pin.Tool eneded up snapping off flush inside pin.Drilled and tried an easy out. Then my easy out broke flush with the pin. At this point needed to get head off and get on with our lives so decid...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI 3.2L srs and trans shift and radio VIN: WDBUF26J05
THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL THAT HELPED THE FIX WAS A BLOWN FUSE IN THE BATTERY COMPARTMENT WHO WOULD THINK, ALL WAS WELL EXCEPT THE RADIO AND THAT WAS DUE TO FIBER OPTIC CABLES REVERSED DURING CHECKING OF THE MODULES THE RADIO WOULD COME ON THEN GO BLANK REVERSED TH...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: WDBRF52H16
Alright guys. This vehicle is not fixed, but found the problem which was caused by burnt exhaust valves on cylinders 1, 2, and 3. The leak down test confirmed it. Told the customer the whole story, but she declined the repair and is going to trade the car in f... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301.
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1996 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L engine VIN: 2MELM75W6T
Well this old mercury isn't fixed. I would especially like to thank Jesse from Virginia for information over the phone about this. I have ran an intake flush on this vehicle with noise still there. After removing the timing cover, i checked both timing chain t...
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2002 Mitsubishi Diamante VR-X 3.5L rt rear wheel VIN: 6MMAP87P22
It wasn't the tires as many said, but it was a front wheel bearing that somehow echoed back to the rear and fooled me!
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2009 Nissan Altima 2.5L No Communication VIN: 1N4AL21E29
Unfortunately we had bad coincidence with the vehicle. At the same time the wheel alignment was completed the problems regarding the transmission and communication problems began. I checked the 5 volt reference out of the TCM, there was not any voltage. Unp...
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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue 3.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Floods VIN: 1G3WH52KOW
well i hate too admit it but i was wrong, the car finally came back today no start. i bit the bullet and pulled the throttle body and found the lower manifold full of coolant. in my defense the first time the car was here i did check for coolant behind the th... Trouble codes: P0300 (Ramdom missfire).
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1987 Saab 900 S 2.0L Cluster Lights VIN: YS3AT36L5H
The fix was quite simple. I just bent the tabs on the light socket to ensure a better connection. All the replies suggested the sockets and/or printed circuit. I beleive the customer will need a new printed circuit eventually but for now he was very pleased...
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GD29672
Sorry for the delay. This is a real code for the impreza's. There is a tsb in the Legacy model, saying that it apply's to the wrx. Turns out to be the Evap Tank Pressure Sensor. Very expensive part from Subaru only. And the only way to get it out is to ... Trouble codes: P0457 (Gross evap leak).
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2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDC21V8Y
hey guys thanks for all your fast replies on this veh. the end all fix is the ignition coil and ignitor itself car has been running great since and thanks for all your help guys Trouble codes: P0341 (Camshaft posi sensor range performance).
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L fuel gauge VIN: 3VWSA69M84
Hey Guys, the customer has not brought the car back yet. I told him that we need to trace back to the instrument cluster because the voltage to the sender is too low. Thanks to all of you for the information. I will keep you posted as to what happens.
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