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2004 Audi S4 4.2L engine VIN: 988908JHKO
customer says suddenly while the engine was running fine a loud tapping developed that could be easily heard and felt holding the shifter knob. no mil light when i inspected a-idled perfect b-never mil 3-drove for 20miles and motor ran perfect but i sometim...
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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WBADD6323W
A/C compressor belt rattles at idle and low speeds-looked on internet and bmw forums-not an unusual problem-most said to replace belt and tensioner and make sure the refridgerant charge is correct-we have done all and noise is still present-not as bad-the tens...
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Readiness montors VIN: WBAEV33483
Had bmw code 143. Could not activate dmtl pump with scanner. Checked power and ground and found all ok. Replaced module and cleared codes.now i can activate module and it turns on. Have driven this car for a week now following the drive cycle and it will not r... Trouble codes: 143 (Bmw code for dmtl detection module tank leakeage)
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2004 Buick Rendezvous CXL 3.6L ebcm VIN: 3G5DB037X4
Hello there, we have a rather interesting problem here. 2004 rendezvous that has had a new ig switch, ebcm, continues to have intermittent or no communication activating trac, abs, stability, etc light/warnings the codes are p0121 tps signal 1, p0318 rough roa...
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1991 Cadillac Allante 4.5L Electronic VIN: I12KLMFPRE
Hey all, hope you have ideas on this one. I retrofitted this cadillac last season, installed new compressor, dryer and charged up. Worked great all last summer. He came in this season with no cooling. Compressor is not getting power. I made sure all bcm and ec...
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2001 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L 3-4 Shift VIN: 1G6KY54971
Customer complained of high revving driving down highway. Checked codes-p0734 gear ratio error in fourth checked trans adapts and they look good road test and shifted hard i cleared codes and shifted good but when computer commanded 3-4 shift the trans did not...
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2003 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Accessories VIN: Y03U116356
Hi have this 03 cadillac deville, it will over heat when ac is on, hi speed fan dooes not come on. Gives code p0481, i replaced all the fan relays ( had buncch of them), i can use my modis to turn both fan on, but ecm will not turn the high speed on, if i clea...
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1990 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Antenna Cable VIN: 1G1YY2387L
Trying to remove Power Antenna. Everything is ready to remove except I can't find where to disconnect cable. Help! al
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1996 Chevrolet C1500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCEC14W9T
This vehicle has been like this for a while. It will just crank and not start at times. Seems worse first thing in morning but will also act up during day. Fuel pump pressure is fine. Electrical components such as plugs, wires and cap are ok. This vehicle runs...
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1996 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM19W7T
My Astro van I depend on is not running right. Intermitantly after driving at least 15 miles the engine will start to misfire. Feels like its dropping multiple cylinders at once, then straightens out. eache time it does this it imediatly sets a P0340 cam senso... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft sensor malfunction)
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1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNFK16RZZ
At idle we lose spark to #2 clynder sometime 8 we can watch it drop out on the scope we have new cap and rotor new distributor new plugs ,has anyone seen this .it is not injection nor anything else but we lose spark to #2 cly at idle only also crank sensor has...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Surge VIN: 1GCEK14W1Y
Hi this silvarado has a two part problem that may or may not be related. If you cruise the truck at 2000 rpm in third gear ( Manual Trans ) it has a rythmyic cut out / surge that the best way i can decribe is that it feels like you are driving a small 4cyl car... Trouble codes: P1404 (EGR Closed Position Performance)
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2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L Drivers Side Aux. A/C Line VIN: 1GNET16S25
Hi this 05 trail blazer has a leaking a/c line on drivers side to rear aux. A/c box. Im not sure about how to replace this line. Dealer says it comes with heater line. Also alldata says 2.1 hours is that right? thanks bye
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2006 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.5L hard start sometimes VIN: 1GCDT13675
Okay everybody before you jump to the conclusion that I have the timing off, I already checked that multiple times unfortunately since that was what I thought also. Anyway truck originally came in for P0300 and rough idle compression Test has cylinders ranging... Trouble codes: P0017 (Crank/cam position bank 1 sensor b- correlation)
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1996 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3C3EL45X9T
Engine died in traffic one week prior to having water pump and timing belt replaced.It had restarted and was able to drive home just fine.Engine was started several times and always ran ok. After replacing water pump and belt. the engine will Idle very roughly...
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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L No monitors in morni VIN: 1B4GP44ROV
We took vehicle in, and drove to get monitors to run, all but evap did. Van sits over night, and in the morning, all monitors are not ready again. Load test 600 cca batt in morning, never dropped below 11.2. After load, batt maintained 12.3 volts. Radio does n... Trouble codes: N/A
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2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L nvld solinoid noisy VIN: 2B3HD46R82
Vehicle runs and drives fine, no mil lamp, nvld solinoid keeps opening and shutting making noise ,have checked circut to and from pcm ,have sent pcm out to be have operation checked, have replaced nvld and cannister assembly no change car will not trip any cod...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Fuse # 39 VIN: 1D7HU16N12
The MIL code was P1491 which refers to the condenser cooling fan. I found that I could replace the fuse as long as the fan was not connected tot he car harness. I replaced the fan module and recharged the refrigerant (it was .6 lb. low) but the fan would not c...
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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.9L communication VIN: 3D7KU28614
Thanks in advanced! The issue with this vehicle is intermittantly the gauges will drop, all of them. Not always at the same time. No Bus messege will appear in odometer. The CEL will go on and off, the airbag light will do the same, also brake and abs. Sometim...
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2004 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Mechanical VIN: 1D4GP25RX5
My neighbour owns this vehicle, it has a noise that sounds like a lifter only much sharper, and only after it is revved up and allowed to fall to idle. In neutral or park a snap of the throttle up to say 3000 will make a sharp ticking noise as revs fall. It se...
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2005 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Low Oil pressure VIN: 104HB48N15
This vehicle was taken as trade for a customer of mine that is a dealer. So at this point we have no history. Customer says he was driving and the oil PSI light came on followed by lifters clattering. He shut it off and restarted later and same thing. Next day...
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1996 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: 1FMDU32X0T
Hello techs I replaced the engine a year ago. Has 65,000 miles. My problem started last month with code PO401 which caused multiple misfire codes on #1 #3 & #5. I ran EGR test and Replaced EGR vaccum psi switch. I cleared codes and ran engine thru cycle and Co... Trouble codes: P0303
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2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start, New Keys VIN: 1FAFP4044Y
Vehicle was towed in to diagnose a clutch/shifting issue, but the customer lost all of the keys other than a trunk key (or key cut to work without transponder) I warned them we would have to order in some keys from ford and reprogram the pats system before we ... Trouble codes: B1213, B1600
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2001 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Stall VIN: 2FMZA53461
The van runs great, but very intermittently it will just die when on accel. It is very hard to duplicate. I still have power to other systems, the engine just dies. When it dies, if you turn the key off and then try it restart it, it will fire right up. But if...
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2003 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Blower Resistor VIN: 1FAFP55U33
This car is eating blower motor resistors at the rate of one every two weeks. Any suggestions?
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2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTPW14554
Bear with me on this guys. Customer came in saying it runs like a diesel. Pulled a code P0022. Truck just had an oil change. Even tho the oil filter cross ref over to the correct number, it was skinnier than it should be so I swapped that out. Took it for a dr... Trouble codes: P0022 (Cam Position Timing Over-Retarded Bank 2)
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2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L transfer cas VIN: 1FMDU72K94
Vehicle seems to go into 4 high on it's own everytime it is started.The transfer case clutch doesn't slip enough in 4 high and driveline binds up when turning. After driving a little the 4 high light comes on and then will flash several times,go out and everyt...
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2004 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTYR44E44
We had this one in 3000 miles ago for running poor and we found that the air filter was full of oil and I mean full. Also the MAF sensor was soaked with oil. We replaced the pcv valve and air filter, cleaned the sensor, changed the oil and let it go. Now it ca...
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTSF21P65
Truck starts right up cold and immediately #3cyl. shows -32% contribution at idle. Comme off idle and it changes to full contribution at about 1k rpm. Do nothing, let it idle and about 10-15 minutes later #5cyl drops out (-30 / -40%). Five to ten minutes later... Trouble codes: P0269, P0284, P0401, P2285, P2286
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2005 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU75E65
started with truck drives about 9 miles then cuts off turn key off wont turn over after a while turns over may start or not if starts may stay running.alot of codes and problems with the codes and checking replaced bad parts elect.part of ign switcch-cam senso... Trouble codes: P0104, P0606, P2107, P2105, P2106, U0300
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2007 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Od,3-4 VIN: 1FAFP34N87
came in po761,sol c, replaced both of the 2 smaller sols on pass side, road test, was ok, sent home. next day same thing,od lite blinking,761, no OD. pulled pan,sols look good to me,cleaned. also tried to swap positions of the three sols on driver side, and cl...
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2007 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L fan clutch VIN: 1FDXF46P37
On the third install I did not plug in the fan clutch and pulled the female conector off of the fan clutch side. If any one could offer the female conector end view, wire-pin info or even snap a picture of the back of the conector that would be greatly aprecia...
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2005 GMC Canyon Z85 SLE 3.5L Rf Wheel Sensor VIN: 1GTDT19695
All fuses are good and relay test ok.told boss should get another ebcm controller i was thinking that i had a bad one out of the box(acdelco)try another one???
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2009 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5L Radio, Navigation System VIN: 5FNRL38799
Good morning. I need some help on this odyssey. I removed the battery cable to clean the cable and now the audio system and navigation system are locked. The customer just purchased the vehcicle and did not have any of the codes. He was able to get the 8 digit...
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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe LX 2.7L Misfire VIN: KM8SC73D62
I checked plugs,wires,fire from coil all ok,i swapped 2 injectors,checked compression,removed valve cover to inspect valve springs etc,checked injector pulse,smoke tested intake for vaccume leaks.It still has a skip at idle.
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2004 Infiniti I35 3.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1I14567891
I have this infinity came in for intermittent no start and check engine light. During testing I found the engine to not have spark right away I did read about the fuel pump issues and have good fuel pressure although I could smell it and tried to add fuel duri... Trouble codes: P0304
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2003 Land Rover Freelander SE3 2.5L Misfire VIN: SALNY12283
Car came with tons of fault codes, running badly with no acceleration. Fault codes were for misfires, coil#1 and 3, and malfunction with variable intake system. I replaced all spark plugs and coils, and checked compressions (they were good and constant). I wa... Trouble codes: P0303 (Misfire 3)
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1993 Lexus GS300 3.0L Stall, Misfire VIN: JT8JS47E8P
Hi every one this baby start and run fine untill we put it in drive !! that in when she falls on her face , loosing power and hardly move. Any idea will be nice from you gentlman or ladies thanks in advance matt
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2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Mechanical VIN: IYVFP80C13
The car starts and runs great, except it has a clack reminiscent of really bad/loud spark knock between about 1700-2700 rpm and is most prominent around 2500 rpm. There is no knock registered in the PCM when this is happening. The initial complaint with this c...
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1998 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D2W
Vehicle came in with p1493-EVAP canister purge control valve does not operate properly (stuck open). Did tests & found no problem. Light will return within a few miles down the road. Performed vac test at purge control valve @ 2000 RPMs, passed. Component ... Trouble codes: P1493 (EVAP canister purge control valve does not operate properly stuck open.)
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2003 Nissan Altima S 2.5L timing chain VIN: 1N4L11D73C
this job is for a church member who has not enough money, car stopped running and someone replaced timing chain, still had no compression,we were asked to see if we could repair, removed head and all exhaust valves were slightly bent, sent head out and got new...
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2007 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L No Start VIN: 1N6AD07U07
Scan tool won't talk to the engine ecu.You can get into the bcm,and do BI-DIR controls.In powertrain trans ecu only shows up,it shows a comm code-u1000.The nats system appears to be in lock out mode,security light on ,but won't initialize.We tried the other ke...
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1992 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L System Voltage VIN: 1G2NE5436N
This car came in with the abs and brake light on with ten different abs codes stored. I replaced the brake pedal switch and cleared the codes. Now this code A037 keeps popping up. This code sets when the EBCM detects system voltage over 16 volts. I'm kind of l...
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1996 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 5.7L No Start VIN: 2G2FV22P1T
Vehicle came in as a no start. Customer stated the individual he recently purchased the car from said that it had been quitting intermittently. After my customer purchased the car it finally died and would not restart. I ran the troubleshooting according to Mi...
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1984 Porsche 944 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WP0AA0941E
First let me thank all the great people at iatn, and all the followers, all of you are great. This car came in about 3 1/2 months ago. It started out with poor accelleration response and running rich it would almost burn your eyes out in the shop.so we replace...
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2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L oil leak VIN: YS3DF78K33
Hello people, Have this 03 saab 93SE. Has oil leaking by oil pan area. It is getting onto the flex pipe and burning. I cleaned the area and ran the car on the lift several times and cannot seem to make it leak. If the car is driven for a few days it leaks but...
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2003 Subaru Outback VDC 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH80633
Hello everyone. Thanks for your consideration on this one. We haven't seen much trouble with this system on these cars and it looks like no one else has either. We have checked all of the 'normal' resources and find no information. The test is rather vague and... Trouble codes: P0400 (EGR system flow fault detected)
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2005 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 4S3BP61655
Vehicle has returned first with a misfire on cylinder 3, which was erased, and then back again misfire on cylinder 2. Also erased, returned with misfire cylinder 3. Hate to think the coil has broken down this quickly. All replacement parts were dealer items. A...
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2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca 3.0L Suspension VIN: 4S4WX86C16
I'm sorry to be so vague with this request, but I don't like to throw parts at vehicles and am hoping a Subaru tech out there may have seen this symptom before. This Tribeca has a "clunking" or "rattling" type noise from the front when going over bumps. It is ...
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Radio code VIN: WVWFE83A6T
Customer has lost the radio code and has no money to pay the $80 to the dealer to get code. SAFE is displayed all time the radio is on. I have all the numbers off the radio if somone could tell me the code for it and how to plug it in would be realy cool. Ra...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L 1-2 Shift VIN: WVWPD63B52
Hi, this car came from transmission shop. they told the owner this is electric problem. so I checked the car. shifts very hard. I followed the procedure for checking the code. the resistance measures good. there is no open or short to ground. I checked the tra...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWTH69M53
The car is back on a tow truck. we have spent a considerable amount of time this past week going over the unit with a fine tooth comb. We called Bosch Help and the tech was very helpful and offered numerous suggestions and things to look at. ie: crank sensor v...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L power windows VIN: 3VWRT81KX6
This customer came to me first with a complaint of the passenger door window not working. I verified the complaint and pulled codes; 00933 open circuit. I replaced the passenger side motor and the drivers side harness, as per TSB. The harness did have broken w...
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L AC compressor VIN: WWWEK73C96
Vehicle came in today for no ac. Hooked up ac machine and found nothing in system. Vacuumed for 30 mins and held vacuum at 30 in-Hg for 30 mins. Charged system to 1.35 lbs and leak check. During operation of system, ac was still not blowing cold in car. Compre...
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2003 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUVT64B43
Not finding any updated software as most mentioned-owner is scheduled to bring vehicle in so we can continue testing-I will post results after vehicle is repaired-thanks for the replies-Deke
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2007 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDF78E67
Most of the replies suggested trying another valve until we got one that worked! I found it hard to believe the dealership could have been so out of the loop on this and not able to supply us the correct part. I found a reference in IATN that had the same pro... Trouble codes: P1297 (Intake pressure drop), P1093, P2177 (System too lean).
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1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L rear suspension VIN: WBAGJJ0339
all of the help offered was good i'm sure, but it turns out after doing a simple, more detailed visuall inspection i found that there was a broken rod on the hieght sensor/control valve.i found it after re-checking mitchel on demand and finding a lengthy artic...
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2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USCH9345Y
Many thanks for the replies! We decided that we must verify the timing of the exhaust camshaft, so I ordered the tools from Assenmacher. After getting everything set up, we determined that cam seemed a bit off, but not neccessarily a tooth off. After some t... Trouble codes: 104 (Control VANOS end pos fault exhaust cam P1520), 238 (Misfire cyl 1 P0301), 245 (Flow rate sec air system too low Bank1 P1423), 246 (Flow rate sec air system too low Bank2 P1421), 242 (Misfire cyl 5), 243 (Misfire cyl 6).
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2005 Cadillac STS 3.6L starter VIN: 1G6DW67775
I'm calling this one fixed. Thanks for all the great replies. We decided to go with the tsb and replace the remote control door lock receiver. has been fine ever since. good day to all.
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2007 Cadillac SRX 3.6L Speedometer VIN: 1GYEE63767
OK- this one is fixed, thank you all for the info/suggestions. Here goes, we tripple checked everything we knew about this vehicle. Customer had only had the vehicle a couple thousand miles and had limited knowledge of its history.. We verified it was opted w...
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCEC14C27
"throttle actuator control" is the new name of the throttle body for those who were confused, tps and iac are contained within this fly by wire system. After talking to the customer myself, other than relying on our writer, found that this has been going on fo...
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2000 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1134HS28N5
Thanks everyone for all their help! I ended up replacing the PCM with a dealer rebuild and now we got 5.18v on ref wire. She drives great, ran most monitors and no codes. Thanks again everyone!
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2005 Dodge Magnum SXT 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D4FV48V45
I installed new lifters on #5 cylinder and still have same problem, when power braking it will miss. Disabled coil and ran top engine cleaner through intake and injector to saturated intake and exhaust valve. Let vehicle sit for 1 hour after running cleaner th... Trouble codes: P0305 (5 cylinder missfire).
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2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck SLT 5.9L low charge VIN: 1FGT588UA5
thanks for all the help. worked off and on on this problem today. checked for leaks with engine off & pressures around 80lbs. couldn,t verify any leaks.finally i said i was going to add more dye & let customer drive for a few days & have him return. but the fi...
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1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L oil pressure VIN: IFTEX18L5V
I didn't fix this truck yet but have it narrowed down to bad oil pump.I had good oil pressure when the engine was cold & the engine was quiet..When it warms up the pressure drops to 10 pounds..Maybe problem in top end of engine but I have decided to take it ou...
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2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L battery light VIN: 1FMYU04121
The alternator was definitely the problem. Sorry my close took so long, but I just wanted to make sure this one was fixed...
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L Intake Manifold VIN: 1FMZU67E31
Well, the customer was unwilling to step up for the cost of the new manifold even though there was no extra labor. The customer states that the vehicle never overheated and was simply leaking a lot. I can only assume that a caustic induction cleaning chemicle ...
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2003 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0L Cooling fan VIN: 3FAFP37373
Hello Folks! Thanks to all that replied. Good info! After much deliberation, I replaced the pcm. The issue has cleared up. Thanks again for all the help!
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2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L 4WD engagement VIN: 1FMZU73K84
Had to close this post due to time...I've been off of work for an injured tendon in my arm, and have not fixed the truck. The respondents to my post suggested that there is a 4WD module that needs replaced, but the 2004 Explorer does not have such: and is all ...
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2007 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FAFP34N47
well we are still waiting for the customer to come up with some cash. she is disabled and funds are short. when we figure it out we will post the fix. thanks to all that have tried to help.
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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L No Start VIN: KM8SC13E54
Well, I checked everything I could physically, and didn't see any damage, corrosion, or other possible causes.(Doesn't mean I didn't miss something) The only problem I could pinpoint was the MAF seemed to be reading a volt too high at all engine speeds. 1.3... Trouble codes: P0181 (Fuel Temp Sensor).
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2003 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Buzzing noise VIN: 1J4FA39S23
I cannot provide any useful information on this one. The LDP was taken back out, all lines and connectors inspected, then put back together. The problem has not happened again. The customer has taken the Jeep and said the noise hasn't returned.
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48S43
Well went back and checked the wiring again and found that all tne wiring was melted together along the whole length of the wire from the front to the rear of the valve cover. rewired from rear of valve cover to all sensors. problem fixed. wiring harness disco... Trouble codes: P0031.
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2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Crankshaft Sprocket VIN: KNDJC52343
Thanks to all who have replied. Yes, the sprocket was rusted to the keyway. Didn't have to use heat, did soak over night with PB Blaster. It is off now. FYI (1) the reluctor wheel is part of the sprocket. (2)the local dealer had it on their shelf. They said th...
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2000 Mazda MPV LX 2.5L Alternator VIN: JM3LW28G8Y
Finally got authorization to replace alternator and battery. Everyone agreed that alt was working overtime to charge bad battery, cust took vehicle to get second opinion and alt failed within a mile and 1/2. retested with new battery and now tester shows short...
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2008 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Charging VIN: JM1BK34348
Thanks for all of the replies. It appears the engine timing has indeed jumped as several suggested. The insurance company intends to total this auto out, so no repairs will take place. Thanks for all of the information, you guys are the best. You know who you ...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L No Start, No Communication VIN: WDBGA51E4R
Thanks for all replies. Turns out the final fix was a problem I created. The starter wiring harness was most definitely deteriorated an shorted in multiple areas, and the base module was internally damaged. However the reason there was no communication after r...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L Compressor VIN: 4JGAB57E65
The AC is fixed. Here is what we did: - Alexander:since new control head is expensive, we sent car to dealer to make sure if there is any programming issue, there was none, just confirmed our diagnosis- faulty control head - Robert: our Launch could not ...
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: JA4LS31HX1
Thank you for your replies. This vehicle belongs to a fellow employee, therefore is on the back burner till I can get to it. I wanted to close this request and thank you for your time. I will update when I get to it. Thank Chris Trouble codes: P0300.
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1996 Nissan Pickup XE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD11SOT
Thanks for the help. Raul's message reminded me that obd2 started in '96. After I found the connector, I was able to connect the Genysis and found the code for the upsteam o2 sensor and replaced it. That fixed it. Thanks again for the help.
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2008 Other European tx2 2.4L ac operation VIN: SCRCD16N04
Gentlemen, thank you for the info, I didn't expect too many answers on this one as it is an odd one to say the least, we found the leak at the compressor orings using nitrogen, someone had tried jb weld on the oring seal of the compressor!!!, anyway it seems t...
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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WP1217W
Thank you for all the replies, but I still did not find a problem. The customer needed the car back before I could finish. I did find one thing out that maybe will help someone. When the boost gauge didn't work, thats when the problem would show up. When the b... Trouble codes: P0122 (Tps sensor circuit low voltage).
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1989 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera 3.3L Runs at key off VIN: WPOZZZ93ZK
Thanks to the people who pointed me in the right direction with this. All great replies! When first starting out I wasn't sure about why the ignition wasn't shutting down, and the replies stating this was normal sent me in the right direction. Otherwise I migh...
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2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L No charge VIN: 1NXBR12E7Y
Chris from New Jersey was the big winner on this one. I replaced the low side line containing service port, and used a different set of gauges. Worked like a charm. Thanks for the help
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1990 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L Master Cylinder, Brake booster VIN: WVWRA21G4L
Thank you so much for all the help, well i tested the booster as you guys stated and found that after i depleted all vacuum from the booster and started the vehicle the pedal would fall slightly so this confirmed that the brake booster was working. i tried ano...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRC29MZY
Most everyone suggested testing or replacement of the coil. The coil was tested and replaced though it did test fine previously. The new replacement coil made no difference. There are no signs of head gasket leaks or any other problems. A good used ECU is on t... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire).
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSKZ9M21
many replies said aftermarket radio will cause this. one reply said try removing the faceplate from the radio first. I tried that first and still got no communication so i pulled the radio from the console and disconnected it from the rear. after that i was ab...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWDD21CX3
as it turns out, there is additional fuse links on top the battery. These are just copper links that are in a small compartment atop the battery. When they blow it leaves a hairline gap in the fuse (very hard to see, unless under close inspection). The fuse in... Trouble codes: P0261, P0267, P0270, P0267, P0445, P0037.
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2005 Volkswagen Passat GL TDI 2.0L Torque Converter Lock Up VIN: WVWME63B85
Had transmission removed and inspected found front pump busching worn out, first 3 transmission techs just overlooked it,
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