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1999 Acura TL 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UUA5654X
I have one that's pulling my hair out. Car comes in with P1457, Test all solenoids for operation via manually grounding them with pins backprobed. All worked. Closed off vent and smoke tested and woollaahhh! obvious leak at vent Oring to canister connection an... Trouble codes: P1457
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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Charging VIN: WAUJA84A5W
Car came in with battery and brake lights on dash illuminated and no charge message on dash info center. The alternator was not charging. When I started it up to bring it in the shop I was surprised to see it was charging. I was gonna check fuses and connectio...
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1988 BMW 535i 3.5L no spark VIN: WBADC8403J
OK, so this car was sitting here on the lot to be sold, was just fine when it was parked in the sales slot 2 months ago, then all of a sudden we go out to test drive it, and no start. It will crank just fine, but has no spark, none from the plug wires, nor any...
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2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L Crank/No Start VIN: WBAHP61010
Crank/No Start. Performed Compression Test and found Cylinders 1-4 to have Zero Compression and Cylinders 5-8 to have Factory Spec of 13+ bars. I have NEVER had an Engine do this before. Usually all cylinders have bad compression. I removed valve cover and i...
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2007 Cadillac SRX 3.6L Speedometer VIN: 1GYEE63767
Hello iATN, this is my first post but i've had a lot of fixes off this site so i thought id try for one more. Customer brought this vehicle in with the complaint that they had been pulled over by a state patrolman and clocked at 89mph, when they had the cruis...
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1986 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Iroc-Z 5.0L Cluster VIN: 1G1FP87H7G
The problem i am experiencing is as follows,when the vehicle arrived the problem was no dash operation except tach and spedo. When the lights are turned on the gauges drop including tach. Removed the instrument cluster, checked all the grounds which are good. ...
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1997 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1GBFG15R8V
Get fuel gauge to go to empty by grounding purple wire at fuel gauge buffer module that goes to instrument cluster. checked all powers and grounds, 5 volt reference at buffer module. tapped in new sending unit right to buffer module and ground, eliminating all...
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L fuel VIN: 1GCEK19R4W
fuel gauge vibrates at a high rate like a hummingbirds wings. Read wrong and long cranks so installed a new GM pump sender, gauge reads right now but needle still vibrates.Needle will change position slightly when lights turned on-off. Seen this alot but have ...
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2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS19W6Y
hi there.i have a 2000 s10 in with a bad miss fire seems like cylindes #3 and #6.replaced wires cap roter and dist.computer fireing injectors and they all ohm the same.scan tool data shows o2"s are ok.tryed a module no different.could this be pluged injectors ... Trouble codes: P0300
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L No Start, backfires
This Blazer came in on a hook another tech looked at it and came to the conclusion that it jumped time so he R&R timing cover check chain and had sone slop but didnt jump time. He replaced it due to slop put it all back together and has same problem it backfir...
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2001 Chevrolet W3500 Tiltmaster W3S042 5.7L Abs Light On - No Codes VIN: 4KBB4B1RX1
ABS light is commanded on by the ABS controler, but we have no codes. We have communication with the ABS module through the Tech 2 and all data appears normal. We can turn the light on and off with the by-directional controls, but the light is commanded on any...
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.0L Door locks and Daytime Running Lights VIN: 2GCHK29U82
Not even sure where to start with this thing. When the truck is put into gear, the Daytime running lights come on as they should. Once you start moving in forward or reverse, the daytime parking lights come on, but the DRL's stay on still and sometimes the pow...
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2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WF52E74
This was brought in with an intermittent No start.Will crank,has great fuel pressure,and has spark.When in a no start condition while cranking the check engine light flickers also flickers when not cranking when in the no start mode.Also there is no data strea... Trouble codes: P520, U1000 (-Radio code - class 2 data link malf.), U1016 (-Airbag code -), U1255, B2618, B2655
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHC23205
We are attempting to re-program the PCM to correct a problem with EGR codes. We are using a Tech 2. Downloaded vehicle information into the Tech 2, then went to the internet and downloaded the update. When we went back to the vehicle to install the update, we ...
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2007 Chevrolet Uplander LT 3.9L ABS module VIN: 1GNDU23107
I have a 07 uplander that came from another shop thats giving me trouble. Intermittently, mostly within the first few minutes of driving you can hear the ABS pump running and feel a slight vibration in the brake pedal during slow speed stops. Pulled codes and ...
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1996 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1C3EJ56H8T
Car will crank won't start after sitting in the sun all day. Also dies after driving for 20- 30 minutes. When problem occurs Loss of data stream, no codes. Drive monitors reset when the car does restart and data stream comes back up. Loses spark but still have...
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2005 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L cooling fan VIN: 2C8GF48405
vehicle will run a temp of 214 then fans will come on and not go off and temp will be climbing without fans going off. i also replaced the ect sensor and the rad fan relay but it still does'nt work. any help out there will be appreciated. thanks
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2005 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C03024GM6
This car came from another shop with a code P0403. They replaced the Egr valve with an after market one. But the light came back on. I used my DRB 3 to actuate the valve and the idle gets rough and the sensor voltage goes from 4v while denergized to 2.2 while ... Trouble codes: P0403
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1999 Dodge Dakota 5.2L Stall VIN: 1B7GL22YXX
customer says it stalled and have to wait to restart..3 times this month. what I did see was NO BUS 1 time and did find when checking the BCM was module hardware malfuntion. no codes, checked charging system.. ok. will that cause the stall? and does it need to...
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1999 Dodge Durango 5.9L Intake VIN: 1B4HR28Y4X
The initial work was done on Jan 2010. Vehicle came back in October of 2010 with a coolant leak. Found the left intake gasket seperated into 2 pieces at drivers front side. Thinking the previous technician did not torque the intake I replaced the gaskets and s...
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2000 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Charging VIN: 1B4HS28NXY
Thanks for your help on this in advance. The vehicle came in with a massive power steering leak and the alternator not charging. I replaced the bad P/S pump and belt. It still didn't charge and my S-On micro vat detected a bad alternator, which made sense sinc...
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2002 Dodge Sprinter 2.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WD5WD24172
Vehicle belongs to a friend and I'm just trying to help out. I don't work on diesels so my knowledge is limited. Customer was driving over from Newfoundland and about more than half way in it started knocking more and more and thick black smoke started coming ...
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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 3D7KS28C55
We installed a used engine in truck and ended up replacing the front cover, to do this you need to pull the camshaft well we put the engine in and it started for about 20 min after that it just died found all 6 exhaust push rods bent replaced all 6 push rods e...
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2007 Dodge Caliber SXT 2.0L Starting VIN: 1B3H48B47D
Hi Group, 2007 dodge caliber won't shut off, the ignition key is removed, yet engine running , it has a code p0700. it happen twice last week, but I have never been able to dublicate, any help on this will be appreciated. Thank you Roobi
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1993 Ford Probe GT 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1ZVCT22B9P
This Probe/Mazda drivetrain,is eating my lunch.Vehicle originally came in for no start.Found bad distributor,no spark.Replaced it with reman and sent it on it's way.Came back in a week later for intermittent stall & no start.Also had leaking water pump,brakes ...
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L parking brake VIN: 1FTNX20L5Y
just put on all new parking brake cables,pedal assembly,and rear rotors on this f-250 super duty. the parking brake pedal goes to the floor with little resistance adjusted up the parking brake shoes until they lock up and it still dosent hold the vehicle. ther...
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2001 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 2FAFP71W51
Quick question here. This car has a dead #4 hole. Alldata says you have to remove the engine to pull the heads. Do you? And if not, is it still easier to do so rather than fight getting the heads off in the car. Thanks for any info.
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2004 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW12W54
here is the thing, first of all this truck is salvage title, looks like was involve in a big accident possible roll over. the computer is trowing this three codes, not including the abs light is showing a code related with the intake manifold tuning valve but ... Trouble codes: P0660 (Intake manifold tuning valve circuit), P1703 (Brake on/off switch out of self test range), P2106 (Thorttle actuator controler forced limit power)
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2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSS34L95
Ok Vehicle came in with MIL on and codes po300 - p0306,Upon checking history with fleet co. vehicle had never been tuned up and we confirmed O.E. plugs with 204K!! Replaced plugs and cylinder six coil. Vehicle returned to shop week later with only PO306 Code, ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple cylinder misfire), P0306
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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L abs VIN: JHMCD5657S
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2003 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L pinging VIN: KMHWF25S73
customer didnt complain about the horrible pinging untilwe pointed it out,engine leaning out noticed mass air voltage 2.7 volts KOEO, all are specs show .5 volts, switched with reman and have 2.4 volts and ping is less, I know OE is king but 400 cost vs 150, m...
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2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L steering wheel/car VIN: KMHHN65F23
After 50 m.p.h., and until 60 m.p.h., under acceleration the car will shake in a side-to-side wobble. It does not matter which gear it is in, and the more throttle you feed it the harder it shakes. The lower ball joint is the only piece that was loose and has ...
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2004 Hyundai XG350 3.5L Service Lite VIN: KMHFU45E54
I have this hyundai kicking my butt. Have a low voltage code p0560. Was loosing a volt from the alt. to the battery, replaced the wire and had way better voltage at the battery. Still have the p0560 code. checked voltage at the orange sence wire at pcm, had go...
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2002 Isuzu N NQR 4.8L Dash VIN: JALE5B14X2
Good evening, I am looking for some insight into this Isuzu NQR that keeps blowing the 10 amp fuse located behind the dash next to the radio. The truck came in with a dash that went out while the truck was being driven on the highway. Upon arrival at the shop ...
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2003 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Buzzing noise VIN: 1J4FA39S23
Hey guys, a co-worker of mine replaced the purge solenoid and LDP on this Jeep. The customer brought it right back because of a buzzing noise on accel. While my co-worker power braked the Jeep I felt the purge valve start buzzing like a bee hive. It can be fel...
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2005 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L compressor VIN: IJ4GL48K75
Goopd morning, This Liberty's A/C compressor runs while the temp setting in all the way on hot and the mode setting is on floor, is this normal? The customer states that this just started happening. I have check all of my online resources and have not found an...
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2007 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L alarm ON VIN: 1J4GL58K17
I scan all the system and found trouble code (don t have number). EMS status failure, loss of bcm , serial link external malfunction. and the problem is intermittent , i know i don t have many search but someone have an idea.or have seen of problem similar, th...
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1995 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L Stall VIN: 1YVGE22C5S
This vehicle came in overheating. We replaced the headgasket. That fixed the overheating. But now we have a stall condition only after the vehicle is warmed up. It will stall immediatley when put in reverse or drive every time. You can keep running with some t...
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2000 Mazda MPV LX 2.5L Alternator VIN: JM3LW28G8Y
Anybody seen this before?? Cust came in 6 weeks ago for trans leak and coolant leak and complained of intermittent strong burning odor. I found trans pan leaking and water pump leaking but could not repro the odor although I noted that alternator felt hot and ...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L No Start, No Communication VIN: WDBGA51E4R
Hello, vehicle towed in for died while driving, no restart. First, could not communicate with LH, EGS, DM controllers. Found no power to fuses 1 & 3 in general module which provide power to LH & EGS controllers. Replaced General Module, power from all 4 fuses ...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Horn VIN: WDBJF65J61
Car needs State Inspection, but horn is inop. Pulled horn relay and jumped, horns work. Connected scan tool(autboss) and accessed SAM. Was able to send horn input to SAM through scan tool...horn works. Pulled Airbag and checked horn switches...all test OK. Ins...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Soft Top VIN: WDBLK70G63
Mercedes guys please help!!! we have this mb clk 430 with a soft top problem as stated above we most likely fixed the problems but we do not have a scanner that communicates with the soft top control module. Question one: is there a way to clear the codes in t...
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2008 Mercedes-Benz C350 3.5L Mechanical VIN: WDDGF56XX8
need help with information on servicing the trans fluid and filter
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2006 Mercury Mariner Convenience 2.3L No Reverse VIN: 4M2YU56136
Vehicle came back Monday only 400 miles on it since we repaired it and again no reverse this time we get transmission slipping after about 10 miles. Removed transmission for the third time found the same bushing burnished so we replaced the stator the pump and...
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1995 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Hose VIN: JN1RZ24D0S
I need to replace the two hoses that go from the water outlet to the cylinder heads. How much disassembly needs to be done? Does the intake manifold need to come off or can the hose be replaced without its removal? The job does not look like fun. Thanks in adv...
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2000 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L Spark knock VIN: 3N1CB51D8Y
Vehicle came in with a loud spark knock we checked out the car and found a p0430 code cat efficiency below threshold. Spark plugs were OE. We replaced with NGK and did a motor vac with MV3 ad MV4 also used BG induction cleaner. The car ran better but spark kno...
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1990 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Brougham 3.8L compressor VIN: 1G3HY14CXL
Usually dont get involved in ac work... but its a relative... thanks in advance for any and all help... the ac compressor is running/ as is the cooling fan when ac is on... my pressures are 90+ psi on Low Side and Under 80psi on High side. receiver dryer is no...
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2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L oil is siping on intermediate shaft " o" ring
do i need to unscrew tensioner for chain and then remove bolts . and what is adjustment screw in middle design to do . so does any one out there know how to do this right way bolt by bolt without kiling something on intermediate shaft. please respond.thanks da...
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2006 Saturn Ion-3 2.4L Starter VIN: 1G8AL58B06
When you turn the key to the start position, starter will mostly just click a number of times, then engage or maybe stop doing anything at all. Sounds like a low battery or bad starter. What I've come up with at this point is the ground from the PCM to #29 rel...
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2009 Saturn Aura XE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZS57B29
Since we just replaced the exhaust manifold we thouroly checked over our work and everything looks fine. I reset the pcm several times by the use of a scan tool and by discnecting the battery.This code continues to return.At idle the long term fuel trims are n... Trouble codes: P0172 (Bank 1 sys. too rich)
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1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L No Start, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4S3BG6859V
Hello and thanks in advance for the help. This vehicle sat all winter without being started (5 months) and now won't start. When cranked the engine will sputter and run roughly with a slight amount of throttle but then will die. No codes found. Checked fue...
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1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5L horn airbag VIN: JF13F6358W
this forrester has no horn.things is ok up to wiper switch.the wiper switch have a spade like connector sticking on the side pointing toward the plastic base where the combi switch and wiper switch is mounted,it's looks like something is missing bcause it all ...
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1999 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S3BG6850X
Greetings; and thank you in advance for the help. The original complaint on this Subaru was rough idle in gear. Myself and another shop have addressed this problem by replacing the timing belt, spark plugs and wires, cleaning the fuel injectors and throttle bo...
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2005 Suzuki Verona LX 2.5L compressor VIN: KL5VJ56L75
This vehicle has a problem with the a/c compressor not kicking in intermittently. Most of the time the a/c comes on and it is cold. But then the vehicle sits for a little while and turn on the car and compressor doesn't come on. There are three or four possibi...
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2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L Right door & rear door VIN: 5TDZA23C85
This van came in with rear power hatch/door not working, and the right power sliding door not working. There are no BCM codes, but for the scan data, the "rear door" say "Prohibit" I have checked my dash switch and has continuity, and the master switches are o...
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2006 Toyota Prius 1.5L hybrid battery VIN: JTDKB20U96
12 volt system is fully charged.high voltage battery is too discharged to start car.is there any way to get this car started short of charging the high voltage battery?any way to force the normal engine to start so it can charge up the high voltage battery?
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2007 Toyota Yaris 1.5L Battery light VIN: JTDBT92307
This Yaris came in with the battery light on. Alternator was charging. I then checked the voltages at the alternator connector. KOER pin 1 black, pin 1 white and pin 2 green at alternator had 13.8 volts. Pin 3 pink is at 8.6 volts. Pin 4 blue I had 0 volts. I ...
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2007 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L Starter VIN: 5TENX22N07
ok toyota guys i got a good one here,this tacoma wont crank with the key,you can jump at engine compartment fuse box and cranks right up,scaned an had code for tr switch,checked data on MODIS,shows PNP & NSW both off,no others on,changed TR sw.,same,jumped at ...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L after run pump VIN: 3VWSE29M7Y
This jetta GLS with VR6 has an after run coolant pump that comes on with any key cycle for 15-25 minutes regardless of if the engine is cold or warm and removing key and locking doors. I am specifically concerned about why it is coming on when engine is comple...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L no power VIN: 3VWSP69M92
Note: ALH engine. Car is from another shop of questionable ability; anything is possible; they have had the car for one year. The head was replaced with a remanufactured head as the result of a timing belt failure. They replaced the turbo with a rebuilt unit; ...
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1990 BMW 735i 3.5L Starting VIN: WBAGB4318M
WELL GUYS , THIS IS ONE OF THOSE NIGHTMARE ELECTRICAL SHORTS THAT EVERYONE DREADS . FUSE #17 IN THE FRONT FUSE BOX HAD POWER ON BOTH SIDES . I TRACED THE SHORT TO THE REAR POWER DISTRIBUTION BOX . IF YOU PULLED FUSE #33 THE SHORT WENT AWAY . I FOLLOWED THE LO...
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2002 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1234567802
Thanks for all the input guys. I appreciate your time. I tried all the different suggestions to relearn the throttle with no luck. I removed the throttle body again and applied power and ground to terminals 3 and 5 using a jump pack (on the new throttle body).... Trouble codes: P1632 (Conditions incorrect for adaptive learn), P1694 (Throttle spring).
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2004 BMW 745i 4.4L Crank/No Start VIN: WBAHP61010
Performed Compression Test, found Cylinders 1-4 have 0 Compression and Cylinders 5-8 have 13bar+. Removed Valve Cover and inspected for damage, nothing viable. Cranked Engine and watched camshafts turn and valves open and close.
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1999 Cadillac Escalade 5.7L alarm VIN: 1GYEK13R3X
Started by checking all 5 door jamb switches.It didnt have the one on the hood. Replaced all switches, alarm still would randomly turn on by itself.Thought I had it when i found a striped out battery bolt with corrosion, repaired and no change , alarm went abo...
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1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Stall VIN: 1QNDT13W8S
I hate to say this but nobody got it right. It ran good cold but shut down hot. But when it was hot, it would start if I sprayed gas in the intake, but then it would quit. So it wasn't getting too much gas, via a leaking regulator of injector hose it wasn't ge...
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2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Steering VIN: 1GNFK16Z64
11 replies, Thank you all. The general consences was that it was a problem in the steering gear or a bad aftermarket pump. Other sugestions were to check the system for binding and repacing the sensor at the base of the column. I did use a aftermarket pump whi...
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2006 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L Engine VIN: 2A4GM68416
Problem not solved But I am grateful to all who took the time to reply to my post, your suggestions were all great, unfortunately the customer decided to take the car back to the shop that caused the problem, I requested the customer let me know the outcome bu...
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2005 Dodge Dakota ST 3.7L No Start VIN: 1D7HE22K55
thanks to all we have tried everything that we can think of and everything that has be suggested to us. we even went as far as getting a new computer and putting it in. as that is what the dealer said it would be. and still no luck so customer has taken truck ...
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2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L MIL Lamp on, Loss of power VIN: WD0PD744X6
Only 2 replies (not too surprised there as these are not an everyday vehicle at most shops) and both pointed me towards the harness itself. When customer returned this last time the concern was happening 3-5 times per week. The 04 and newer Sprinters run the... Trouble codes: 2526 (Turbo boost servo motor short to ground), 2526 (Turbo boost servo motor short to ground).
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2007 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3KA53H87
I finally found the problem after some testing I found out that the purge solenoid wasn't closing completely so it was defective! Trouble codes: P0456, P0457.
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2008 Dodge Magnum SE 2.7L Steering Angle Sensor VIN: 2D4FV47T08
I received three replies to this request. One person told me I had to initiate it thru the star scan, another said to make sure the steering is balanced (same amount of turns from center to left and to right, then initialize the ABS module). The last said to i...
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Starter Motor VIN: 1FTSF31F02
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HELP ESPECIALLY MATT THE PROBLEM ENDED UP BEING THE DIGITAL TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR REPLACED IT AND ALL IS WELL THANKS AGAIN TO IATN IT IS A GREAT HELP
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2003 Ford F F650 7.2L No Start VIN: 3FDNF652X3
Thanks for the responses. It turned out to be the injector control module . Had the part in stock and it is all good . Thanks Mike P
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Overboost sound VIN: 1FTSW31PX4
Well guys it's just like everyone suggested, it was the egr cooler. replaced this item with a new one, just had a bit of trouble trying to line up the y pipe from the manifolds to the turbo. finally lined it up and everything was honky dorie. thanks to everyon...
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2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L instrumant cluster VIN: 1FTWX31P26
Found the ECT sensor reading 253 degrees on a cold start, replaced the sensor and temp went normal, also found a wire to the instrument cluster that had grounded, repaired the wire and fixed the check cluster display. Now she ready what the ambient temp here i...
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2010 Ford E-450 6.8L Hesitation VIN: 1FDFE4FSXA
As of last week took georges suggestion & looked at connector on side of trans.It felt a little loose but on outside of connector it was jamed full of salt/calciam So I cleaned up & sprayed good connector cleaner,cleared codes & kam,& road tested. Did not seem... Trouble codes: P0219, P2702 (Intermediate clutch friction element c).
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2001 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L lean surge VIN: 3GKEC16T21
This turned out to be a case of looking in the wrong place. My scan tool and the seat of my britches was directing me towards a lean condition on bank 1. Turned out to be a partially restricted cat on bank 2. Never even considered this til someone mentioned it... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2004 GMC Savana 3500 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHG35U64
Hi and thanks everyone for the help. Overwhelmingly everyone agreed that a crank learn was needed. And that is what fixed it. The frustrating part is that my Mac Tools mentor would not do it, I also borrowed a Snap On solus, it also did not work. Finally t... Trouble codes: P0300.
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1994 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 2HGEJ2122R
ok finally i licked this 1 today. havent had much time to devote to it due to busy season. however, somehow i overlooked an obvious fix. since i had replaced the plugs, wires, cap, rotor myself only a few weeks ago...i overlooked them. Upon doing a semi power ...
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1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ6226V
thanks to all who replied.lack of information is always the biggest problem.all replies were good informaton,but sometime you need very specific information to pin point a problem.One replay said ecm uses map sensor to detect purge problem,but how much is righ... Trouble codes: P0441.
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1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: SAJGX2748V
Thanks to all who listened. I have fixed the vehicle and I was correct. The problem was timing in the valve area. The right bank valve timing was off, this will cause a problem when you have a very short valve duration and a tall lift. Getting the cams back in... Trouble codes: P0174.
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1J4GW48S34
This one is fixed. Dan suggested to check the crank sensor making contact which is what the noise was. This vehicle was in a few other shops with a problematic misfire which probably prompted someone to install the sensor and they installed it improperly. Than...
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A4Y
REPLACED ALL COILS AND INJECTORS, INCLUDING FUEL RAIL. RAIL ON BANK ONE SIDE WAS DAMAGED. VEHICLE RAN FINE. THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP WE WERE GIVEN. Trouble codes: P0304.
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2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JM1BJ24602
Good afternoon I have removed the power to the purge valve and so far no problems. I have sent thank yous to the 3 gentlemen that offered some help. Hopefully the customer will return in the near future to properly repair the evap system. As always IATN is ...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Limp Mode VIN: WDBJF72F2V
Vehicle is gone. Most replies suggested replacing the K40 module. I had taken the cover off and resolder several suspect joints, but made no difference. I discovered that the relay that controls power to ABS and transmission modules had an open coil. Replaced ...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Ignition Lock VIN: 4JGAB54E81
This one is fixed and gone. Turns out the key that we sent the vehicle out with was not being used. The young gal that owned this car decided she wanted to use her old non working & worn key fob. She was using that and jammed the cylinder trying to force it to...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L dash light VIN: WDBUH82584
It sounds like.. from most of the guys that posted replies... these have a common wire for the level sensor and the windshield sprayer. The customer has not returned for me to check it... I can't fix it if it ant here... Thanks for the help guys!!! Rick
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1993 Suzuki Sidekick 1.6L No Start VIN: 2S3TA01C7P
Thanks for all the replies people. With the information recieved, I have comdemned the PCM. I did finally manage to get a readable pattern on my Vantage Pro, and it did have a good 5V signal. The PCM, even though there were no obviously burned places, would no...
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2001 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.8L airbag system VIN: JS2GB41WX1
thanks for all the great replies. i guess suzuki falls into the black hole for propriatary diagnostics. it turned out to be a low voltage code, and the car had a bad alternator. thanks again for the great help.
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Stall, Misfire, cold start
thank for all the input what i found was a falted after market MAF sensor , replaced with a used OEM MAF and was left with very slight miss for 5-6 seconds ,suspect a carbon build up on back of intake valves ,good restarts with some heat in engine, customer ha... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0304.
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2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: YV1TS94D81
I wanted to look at the throttle valve in action, but I was forced to turn it over to the dealer for programming. I have a CarDAQ Plus but can not use it because volvo will not sell me the program to flash the new throttle. It is a nice monopoly, illegal in ...
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2004 Volvo S40 T5 2.5L Ignition switch VIN: YV1MS68264
As is the case a lot of times we wasted a lot of time chasing this one. What we found was that when we replaced the ignition switch a wire had pushed out of the small 3 wire connector for the antenna. It had pushed out enough so that it was not making connecti...
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