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2003 Audi TT 1.8L Shift quality VIN: TRUTC28N63
Hello VAG experts, I have this Audi which will occasionally shift very hard. I pulled codes from the tranny controller and found p0845 or VAG code 17229. The code description is pressure sensor 2 intermittent. I have been unable to find a location for this se...
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1998 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Blower VIN: 1G6KY5493W
Vehicle has no codes in system. All aspects of hvac system work properly - temp change, mode change, cold a/c & hot heat. The problem is very little airflow from vents. Even when i overide auto feature and put fan speed on high, there is still low airflow. I h...
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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNC513W2V
Towed in-no start--has no spark-no injector pulse-you can hear the fuel pump prime but has no fuel pressure when cranking--no codes-not sure where to start-not used to so many problems-maybe some one has run across this before-common wiring fault???need help t...
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2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L No Start, Theft VIN: 2G1WX15K61
This car has me pulling my hair out, theft light is not on when the car is driven. It will start 10 or more times but after hot soak will not start unless the battery is disconnected for a few seconds. Reflashed the BCM thinking it was the theft relearn but st...
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2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHG35R91
I have a slight misfire on #5, #7 and sometimes #6 and #2 cylinders. Primarely it is #5 and #7 though. At idle it runs smooth with only showing a misfire on those 2 cylinders sometimes(count is below 5). When I give it gas for a few seconds(vehicle in park / n... Trouble codes: P0300
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.6L cyls 4,6,8 VIN: 1GCHC29113
Another shop referred this truck to me it has coolant in cyls. 4,6,and 8. over the weekend it gravity fed into cyl 4 only but under pressure all three cyls fill up and hydro lock!! Compression is 400psi across the board and other shop suspected the injector sl...
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK13T66
This truck came in with 36000 miles showing and a check engine light on part of the time. We checked the codes out and found the codes listed and low O2 voltage on both downstream O2s. We checked the operating temp of the engine for possible stuck/incorrect t... Trouble codes: P0137 (O2 Circuit Low Voltage Bank 1 Sensor 2), P0157 (O2 Circuit Low Voltage Bank 2 Sensor 2), P2A01, P2A04
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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2.2L Smoking/Using Oil VIN: 1G1AL55F66
This 2006 Cobalt with only 63K miles on it is using a quart of oil every 100 miles. It has 175 to 185 psi compression in each cylinder, and the leakdown test checks very good at less than 5% loss of air in each cylinder (checks 95% good). This car will smoke...
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic WT 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14X77
Cold idle is 1,500 rpm's for about a minute or so and controls respond when shifting to "D" or "R" to maintain idle but after a minute or two of warm-up the rpm's elevate to a fixed 3,000 rpm's until shut down. When engine is shut down a large hissing is heard... Trouble codes: $10, P0121, P0122, P0507, P0106
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2003 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.3L Compressor VIN: 2C4GP24R53
We removed the evaporator case from the vehicle, repaired the hole drilled my another shop,installed a new blower motor replaced the system evacuated the A/C and charged to capacity...all was great cooled no leaks for two days then the customer returned saying...
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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Coil VIN: 3C4FY48B94
PT Cruiser towed into another shop as a no start. Shop found plug well on #4 cylinder full of oil. They replaced plugs, wires and coil and got engine to run but only on two cylinders. Cylinders 1 and 4 had no spark. They replaced coil (twice) and still had sam...
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2006 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L regrigerant leaking VIN: 204GP44L06
car came in with ac not working. I pressure tested it and didnt find any leaks but only pressurized it for about an hour. I charged the system with dye. In a week the charge had leaked out. I just put some refrigerant in to find the leak. Everything is clean, ...
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2008 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L Rear Running Lights VIN: 1C3LC46JX8
I have a 08 Chryler Sebring sedan with no power to the rear runing lights. The front parking and other lights work just fine. No power to the white / violet wire. I cant find a diagram for the "Totally Intergrated Power Module" to see If the power is coming ou...
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1999 Dodge Caravan 2.4L "S" wire @ Starter VIN: 2B4FP2SB8X
Fellow problem solvers of the world I give you a No Crank, No Start. Customer complains of Intermitent no start until the other day when it didn't start and has not started since. I statrted with the Basics. I checked for proper Battery Voltage.(it was slightl...
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2002 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Hesitation VIN: 386M36622M
This Dodge has been testing my patience. It has no codes. Very low power at all times. Scan tool data shows the boost pressure at 9 psi steady (idling, KOEO, driving). If I unplug the sensor it drops to zero. I have done a voltage drop on all map sensor wires ...
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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7KU28D54
I have an ram 2500HD keeps giving me an p0452 code. intermittantly. the wiring was damaged cut in halve when i first got it. repaired wiring and pid data still showed closed on switch unhooked pid went open. replaced selonoid. ran monitor test several times an... Trouble codes: P0452
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2004 Dodge Durango Limited 5.7L Surge VIN: 1D4HB58D94
HI, Fellow techs, wifes vehicle driving me up a wall! Started noticing engine has slight knock on first morning start up every once in a while. It lasts very short only for a second or less but sounds lower end. The problem is the motor only does this when the...
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2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck SLT 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7KR19D57
Truck came in with codes listed. Would only act up about once a week. Once problem occured key could be cycled returning the vehicle to normal operation. Whenever problem occured all throttle body activity was dead. Trouble codes: P0642 (Sensor reference voltage 1 circuit low), P1618 (Sensor reference voltage erratic), P2122 (Accelerator pedal position sensor 1 circuit low), P2135 (Throttle poition sensor 1/2 correlation)
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2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FAFP34P61
Vehicel came in last week with poor idle and stalling at times with a/c on only. Ck. Vacum leak, codes, timing, and no problems found there. When engaged a/c idle dropped to below 500 rpms. And vehicle stalled after just a few seconds. Restarted and held throt...
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2002 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XL 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTSS34F12
Hi, I need help on this 7.3 Diesel. I appreciate anything you can do for me, I am not a diesel shop and only work on them doing basic service so my diagnostic skills are weak and I have relied on iATN for all of the tests I have done to this point. This van wi...
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2005 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L compressor VIN: 1FMDU75W35
this explorer has eatc and the compressor will not engage all relays and fuses are good, plenty of 134-a and pressure swiches are ok, and no codes. data shows a/c swich [not pressed] even though a/c lights up, you hold it in and it shows [pressed]. i'm not sur...
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2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L instrumant cluster VIN: 1FTWX31P26
Truck came in with temp guage pegged and low power, checked the temp sensor and found good. had no engine codes, checked the instrument cluster for codes and got a B1352 code, checked all the wires to the key switch and around the shifter, did any one have wir...
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2004 GMC Savana 3500 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHG35U64
I just replaced the engine on this van due to low oil pressure on the old engine. I was very meticulous about the installation. The engine runs fine but the customer told me the check engine light has been coming on and off, somtimes flashing. I asked if he ha... Trouble codes: P0300
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1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L oil leak VIN: 1HGCD7251R
I am working on this Honda and there is an oil leak running down the transmission. It is coming around the left side half shaft. I cant see any leak from the valve cover even though it is wet. There is a bracket bolted to the trans and engine and i am not sure...
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2001 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Cold Shift VIN: 1HGCG665X1
I have a 2001 Honda Accord with a BAXA transmisson.Trans came in from another shop, that they bought to resell. When first Open Unit up, everything looked good.Called other garage,they said it has some kind of shift problem.When Car is cold , or.. first start ...
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2010 Honda ODYSSEY 3.5L back up camera VIN: 5FNRL3H91A
Hello Honda techs Have a weird one in the shop,2010 Odyssey has been in the accident front end collision. After body shop completed repairs, back up camera on navigation screen and reverse lights would come on while in park, shifting in reverse brings up NAV m...
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2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L No Start VIN: 1J4GL38K42
Crank no start. Blows asd relay fuse #6 30 amp. Isolated by unplugging all effected areas still same problem. Suppose to have run fine before. Setting multiple missfire 351, 352, 353, 354, 355, 356 codes.
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1J4GW48S34
Hey Everyone, This Jeep has a scratching/grinding type of noise coming from the bell housing area. It is always there hot or cold and in gear and driving or just sitting there idling. Cannot feel it through the converter shield either. While idling I unbolted ...
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2005 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hard start VIN: KNDUP131X5
I have got an extremely strange one here. When we got the van it didn't run. We got the vehicle running by holding throttle wide open and closing the throttle. Started like it was flooded and ran like it was flooded, including black smoke out the tail pipe. Wh...
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1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L abs VIN: SALJY1248W
This Discovery has Antilock light illuminated with fault code 2-8 which according to Alldata is no power to an ABS solenoid. We also have what seems to be low brake pedal which will not get any higher by bleeding but does not bleed off while not running like a...
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2003 Lexus RX300 3.0L No Start VIN: JTEHF21A73
this truck came to me from a friend.now i have checked fuel pressure as well as cam and crank signals all are good.i don't have any ground on the injector side which i know goes through the pcm.here is the thing the glove box is locked ad the customer won't be...
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2008 Mazda CX-7 Sport 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3ER293X8
I have this Mazda that will set a hard fault p0401, engine running on demand fault. I have checked the egr internal solenoids and found them all 4 to be at 11.2 ohms, Mitchell says the spec 8-9 ohms, I can command the egr valve open with the scan tool and it w... Trouble codes: P0401
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1973 Mercedes-Benz 280C 2.8L Power antenna VIN: 1140731200
I wonder if anybody remembers how to replace power antenna, which is mounted on right front fender. Is there any shortcut, or fender has to come out? It is older 1973 model. I did find book time 4.7 hours in old Mitchel book for other model 450SLC. Is it the s...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBBA48D8J
The vehicle will occasionally stall while driving. When it stalls, the engine will crank but not start. Also all instrument cluster lights are illuminated. After about five minutes the engine will restart and drive normally, and typically it will not stall out...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Excessive Emissions, black smoke VIN: WDBRN40J73
On start up cold you get black smoke for about 50 sec. During this time the secondary air valve is open, If you close off the valve the car runs fine. This model uses air from the supercharger for air injection. does anyone know how the ECU know how much to le...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L AirBag;Roll bar Light VIN: WDBSK75F85
Hi, I'm having an intermittent issue with this 04 SL 500. Customer complained that the SRS light and the roll bar light would come on at start up and go out and would always reappear both at the same time. Also the radio/navi would also not come on. Scan codes...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L Starting VIN: 4JGAB75E85
Car will crank and run for one second and cut off. Two more tries it will do the same. Battery is up, alarm test is inactive and the message"start error" is displayed on cluster. You can not try to restart again untill battery is disconnect for 10 seconds and ...
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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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2003 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Stall VIN: 1N4AL11E83
Hi, Nissan techs & other experienced techs. I got a 4-cly '03 Altima here with no trouble code, but only cut off / stall right after first start or first couple starts in the morning or parked for a long time only, like 10 or 12 hours, and it has no starting p...
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2006 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L Back up Alarm VIN: 1N6BA06B96
Greetings fellow techs, Don't get many Nissan's in our shop so could use help with this one. 2006 Nissan Titan truck was brought in with the rear sonar/back-up alarm not working properly. What would happen is when you put the truck in reverse, the beeper in th...
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1988 Other Ford Kountry Coac 10.3L potentiometer VIN: 1C9CD6RA8H
Hey Old Timers! Got a Motor home here with the Bendix C1-a air operated cruise control. I believe I have an erratic potentiometer, but I can't seem to find one. I think the part number is either 101951n, 101951, or [...]. When I find it listed on the intern...
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2006 Pontiac G6 3.5L Brakes VIN: 1G2ZG55876
We are having a problem with the brakes.we can start the car and in about five minutes at idle the brakes lock.no codes.we removed vacum hose from booster and removed fuse to abs.it done the same thing.we don,t hear the abs motor running.we though it might be ...
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1994 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L No Start VIN: JT2ST07F1R
Hello to all you toyota guru's out there. Igot this celica gt just eating me up. I am only getting spark out of the #4 tower on cap. I check rotor it is turning and timing marks and distrutor are all lined up. It seems when observing the spark at the coil i am...
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1994 Toyota T100 2.7L Hesitation VIN: JT4VD20Q2R
This T100 has been to several shops prior to us working on it. They replaced the f/p, f/f, pressure dampner, cap/rotor/wires. The vehicle falls on it face on acceleration coughs, stumbles then begins to accelerate and pick up power. Checked fuel pressure-good ... Trouble codes: 42 (Vss signal fault)
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1994 Toyota T100 SR5 3.0L Hesitation VIN: JT4VD20A2R
This T100 has been to several shops prior to us working on it. They replaced the f/p, f/f, pressure dampner, cap/rotor/wires. The vehicle falls on it face on acceleration coughs, stumbles then begins to accelerate and pick up power. Checked fuel pressure-good ... Trouble codes: 42 (Vss signal fault)
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1996 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JT3XP10VXT
Hi to all hope all is well.This toyota has a bad stumble under a load.Somtimes it is ok.the fuel trims are at neg. -20 it has a knock sensor code the sensor has been changed,the code comes back everytime.o2 sensors have been changed,ignition parts are good ins... Trouble codes: P0325
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2004 Toyota Matrix XRS 1.8L Drive-axles
I'm in the process of swapping the engine on this automatic, AWD Matrix, and I've hit a snag. I need to remove the passenger CV axle and it won't budge. It's stuck in the transmission. I've removed the snap-ring and have tried prying and striking, but axle is ...
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2005 Toyota HILUX 2494CC Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTFES49665
Dear Toyota techs Car came to workshop by driver , he said when the car at constant speed of 60-70 km/h the car loosing power and check engine light comes on. he is turning off the engine and starts it again and the problem is gone and the check engine light...
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2009 Toyota Corolla 1.8L vvi-i gear
Hi, I have seen many people stragled with vvt-i gear replacement. I know this gear is bad. I never replace one but tomorrow I will replace one. Can someone please give a hint on how to replce it. this car has 2 vvt- gears.
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRA29M3X
Howdy, working on this 99 jetta no start,it will barely run after exessive cranking at WOT, but just sits there and chugs,(acted as if timing was ways slow, or exhaust plugged) customer has replace plugs, wires and coil pack, the installation of these parts ap... Trouble codes: P0301 (1 missfire)
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1999 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L harsh 1-2 shift up and down lazy 2-3 upshift VIN: WV2MH2705X
this van came in with the engine stuck due to broken timing chains. the customer informed us that the trans had shifting issues and wanted the trans rebuilt with the engine. got the van back together and the trans still has a hard up and down 1-2 shift and a l...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Abs VIN: 3VWSE29MXY
Sorry about this being long but here it goes. Car came in with complaint of ABS/ASR lights on. Had fault code for left front wheel speed sensor. Erased code and test drove with scanner attached, showed equal speeds on all wheels. Pulled front wheel speed senso...
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2002 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SZ58D22
Looking to see if anyone else has had a similar problem before going any further. Info of DTCs says there is a short to ground. Problem is, we cannot find the relevant info in SOMEDATA or VIDA. Have looked to see what the pin values should be, but can't find t... Trouble codes: ECM40, ECM40
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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L rotational rate sensor VIN: TRUUT28N01
Could not verify any cause for the issue , so I replaced the only part of the system I could not test , the Rotational speed sensor (yaw sensor) ,that was a week ago , so far so good ! I don't like not being able to prove the component is bad but ,sometimes y...
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1993 Cadillac Allante 4.6L Drivers Door VIN: 1G6VS3392P
WELL THE DOORS OPEN I WAS ABLE TO WEDGE THE TRIM OPEN ENOUGH TO SEE DOWN IN THE DOOR AND TOOK A [...] HOSE/HOOK TOOL AND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LATCH IS A HOLE WHERE IT LOOKS LIKE A PEACE OF LINKAGE HOOKS TO AND PULLED IT AND DOOR OPENED. CALLED DEALER AND TRIED ...
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1997 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G6KY5297V
Okay all, its fixed now all that happened here was the cat got replaced with a used o.e. cat from a grand am. a little hacked up, not my first choice to do it. car has been off the road for a while with battery dead prolly why moniter not set and thanks to Nea...
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1996 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, High idle VIN: 2G1FP22K6T
Thanks to all who replied, ended up pulling throttle body off and it was caked with carbon cleaned throttle body and had one coil that was dead. thanks again Trouble codes: P0122, P1122 (Tp circuit int. Low voltage).
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2007 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L Computer VIN: 2CNDL73F27
The Equinox is fixed.. We had a new BCM programmed in to the vehicle and it took care of the Problem... We think the main body ground coming from the battery may have been the reason of the BCM failure, as it was corroded aand not tight.. There is a service ... Trouble codes: U0131, U0140.
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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck ST 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 307KU28054
I have performed segested tests and checked for possible o2 sensor issues. I havce been unable to determine the cause. iam leaning towards an evap issue causing these codes, since iam now retrieving an p0452 code. thanks for all the help so far Trouble codes: P0137, P0157.
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2006 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L ABS Module VIN: NONE
Re-wrote vin and she is fixed. Thanks for the help. Seth
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1999 Ford F-150 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTRX18L2X
Thank you to all that replied. I recieved several good ideas, some that I had already checked and some that I haven't. I finally decided to bite the bullet and tear it back down, to find that the bank 1 guide was broken and the chain was off half a link. Pu...
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L No Start VIN: IFAFP55U21
I checked everythig I could without the vehicle running, we installed yet another motorcraft fuel pump.We are going to install new fuel pump relay and inertia switch as some had suggested. If this beast returns I will repost as for now fingers are crossed, Th...
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2003 Ford E-450 Super Duty Stripped Chassis Custom 6.8L computer key on VIN: 1FDXE45S93
it was a high load on the pcm power line they had spliced into it to run aux air in the bus part move the line to fuse panle all good now thanks for the help
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2008 GMC C4500 Topkick C4C042 8.1L engine VIN: 1GDG5C1G58
thanks for the help guys.as most of you said the rockers were the problem.the noise was mostly in the right bank and after removing the valve cover at least 3 were very loose and worn.the truck is a rental truck for,i dont know if i can say the name of the fle...
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1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L no start cold VIN: 2HGEJ1221S
thank you to all that had helped me the temp sensor was reading 297 f all the time. the cust said that the other shop just put in a factory temp sensor. I put a factory temp sensor in and car started every time. thanks to all that helped.
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1998 Honda Prelude 2.2L Immobilizer VIN: JHMBB6144W
HAD HONDA REPLACE IMMOMILZER AND IGNITION HOUSING AS PER THEIR REQUEST AND REPROGRAM. VEHICLE IS STARTING AND RUNNING GOOD NOW. THANKS TO ALL THAT REPLIED.
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2000 Infiniti I30 T 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31A6Y
Thank you to all who responded, it was indeed the aftermarket coils. I was leary about aftermarket in the beginning because the TSB calls for countermeasure coils and besides its a Nissan and they do not like anything other then OEM. I appreciate all the help ... Trouble codes: P1320.
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1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Oil pressure / no start VIN: SAJGX2746V
I removed the oil pump pickup. The rubber cover over the screen was petrified, so I did not want to remove it to view the screen. The visible portion of the screen was clear. Shaking the pickup made no noise. However, after I banged the pick up on the ground a...
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2001 Kia Rio 1.5L Mil VIN: KNADC12321
I FOUND SOME INFORMATION THAT THIS P1693 IS A ECM CODE TO SAY LOOK IN THE TCM FOR A CODE. SINCE IT WAS NOT SHOWING A CODE IN THE TCM I CHECKED THE PIN 27 AT THE TCM WITH THE KEY ON TO SEE IF THE ECM WAS PUTTING OUT 10 VOLTS AND IT WAS. WE TRIED A USED TCM IN T...
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1991 Lincoln Mark VII LSC 5.0L ABS Wheel Sensor VIN: 1LNCM93E7M
Thank you again for all the replies- I have to close this help request as it will not be repaired before time limit.The same codes are still present after replacing ABS unit,lf & rr sensors with known good tested parts.FYI you cannot switch the rear sensors to...
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2001 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start VIN: JM1NB35381
This miata is fixed the crank sensor was the problem it was switching from 5 to 0 volts but not frequent enough, vantage would not show any frequency. The interesting thing was that when key was released it would spark. Thank you, Mario
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2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Power Locks VIN: JM1BK32324
HI there and thanks for the assistance. I received several replies and many said to check the key in ignition chime. Mine chimed fine and stopped chiming when i removed the key. The relay is in the panel under the right side of the dash. The customer decli...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 3.5L timming VIN: WDBWK56F36
Thanks for all the info. It ended up being the ecm and i used goecm.com they only charged like 650 with shipping and i didnt have to reprogram it.unit runs great now and is back with the customer for over a week.
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1998 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2ZV111XW
yes, this car is fixed! with thanks to chad from illinois, I tested knock sensor(burried under intake) with scan tool in datastrem, struck intake & block with a small hammer and timing never changed, removed manifold replaced knock sensor,also found clogged EG...
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2000 Mercury Villager (Van) 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4M2XV1JTXY
Thanks for the tips...changed the distributer and she ran leik a champ...
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2007 Nissan Sentra SL 2.0L 225 amp battery fuse link VIN: 3N1AB61E17
Well I finally got this one fixed. Turns out the customer was deployed to Afghanistan and was not able to contact us nor were we able to contact him. We found that when you turned the key and it started to crank over it was pulling 296 amps!!! Replaced with Ne...
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1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L Excessive Emissions
Thanks for all the great ideas. I've always found HC problems (combustion Quality) to be a bit more annoying than CO failures (fuel/air mixture- Quantity). As stated eng compression was good (200-210 psi), vac was steady on gauge & DSO. That to me tends to mak...
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1988 Pontiac Bonneville SSE 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G2HY54C0J
I replaced the crank sensor (it was the one with dual windows). The vehicle still stalled. Further testing revealed a faulty ignition module - apperently it can produce a spark signal without an injector pulse. Replaced the ignition module and it hasn't bee...
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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Abs Module VIN: 2G2WR52474
The problem ended up being EBCM just as I and posters thought.I just had reservations after used one installed had exactly sams code,symptoms and data readings as original.I appreciate all the people who posted taking the time to reply.The info on Alldata was ...
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1999 Subaru Forester 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Backfire thru intake VIN: JF1SF6551X
YAHOO!!! IT'S FIXED!!! It went like this: The customer had just bought the vehicle and had planned to do timing belt, water pump, cam seals, crank seal, brakes, the works. So we decided to go ahead with the timing belt since we had the covers off checking mark...
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2003 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 4S3BH686X3
Greetings. I had several replies and greatly appreciate the help. The customer was not interested in doing a simple head gasket repair. I have owned 2 Subes to date. The current one has about 150k on it and i sold my last one with over 325k on the ticker. So...
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2001 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L No Start VIN: JTEBZ29J60
Not that this is going to help anyone since this was a very unusual situation but here it goes. There was plenty of suction from the vane pump but no pressure out of the back of the pump. The timing belt was in time and the computer was commanding the soleno... Trouble codes: 39 (Cant find description had to pull manually).
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L fuse 42 fuse 14 fuse 15 VIN: 3VWCC21C9X
Sorry its been a while but finally getting artound to closing out. Ended up being cd changer, left unplugged dealer can no longer get one.
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Electric Fan VIN: 3VWCD21C7Y
THANKS FOR THE HELP. IT WAS THE GREEN SWITCH IN BACK OF THE HEAD.THE FAN ONLY COMES ON WHEN IT SHOULD NOW. NO COMPLAINTS OF FAN RUNNING ALL THE TIME AFTER REPAIR WAS MADE.
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2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L electric door locks VIN: 3VWDC21V81
Okay, I this one is taken care of. Pertaining to the replies I received: The mechanical part of the lock cylinder to the door switch assembly was intact and working. There were no broken wires found in the door jamb. The problem ended up being two actually...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WVWHC63B61
Thank you to everybody's posts! Lou, Mark, and several others hit the nail on the head. Even though I used a pick and knocked every piece of debris out of the pickup screen before I installed it, all of the sludge still swirling around the block passages and...
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