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2004 BMW 325i 2.5L Aux Cooling Fan VIN: WBAEV33484
Car came in for regular scheduled service. Customer complained that AC (FIRST TIME USED THIS SEASON) was not cold like last year. Inspection revealed; 1. aux fan inop 2. low coolant level 3. AC on (incl. compressor)but not effective cooling No MIL , Using M...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.0L Fuel tank vacuum VIN: 1GCHK24U41
Good morning guys, this truck came into my shop for multiple problems, but the one i am stuck on is this. This truck while driving pulls a vacuum on the tank that actually collapsed the poly fuel tank. When the cap is undone the tank makes that bong sound. I p...
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1998 Chrysler Grand Voyage 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GHB4R2W
Normally this vehicle runs well, but on an intermittent basis will run rough and stall with engine check light illuminated and security light flashing. Once it stalls, clicking noises coming from EGR valve and ASD relay, plus fuel pump relay. Also DRB III drop... Trouble codes: P1685 (invalid skim message), P0351 (ignition coil No1 primary circuit), P0352 (ignition coil No2 primary circuit), P0253 (ignition coil No3 primary circuit), P0202 (Injector No2 control circuit), P0203 (Injector No3 control circuit)
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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Evap,A/C,Cruise, VIN: 3A8FY68B66
Vehicle sets multiple codes at startup. Engine runs great.codes are po645,po499,b212db,u1415.u1414,p128d,c1008c,b222cb. The dealers told the customer all these codes will go away if a new tipm is installed. New tipm was installed along with evap solenoid purge...
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1996 GMC Jimmy 4.3L vents VIN: 1GKDT13W8T
need to know how to access drivers side vac pod for lower flap. will not close flap in max ac mode. if i pull it down it creeps up, think its bad or vac leak to it, i can see it and its trying to work, other modes working ok, rotary vac swich is new, just need...
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2003 GMC Yukon Denali XL 6.0L Ride Control VIN: 1GKFK66U63
Customer came in claiming of whenever he was entering or exiting the freeway, on a long gradual turn when going faster then 30mph, the brakes would lock. After a (very scary) test drive I confirmed the complaint. One of his rear shocks was leaking air and beca...
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2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: K22W124395
Vehicle will not start, if you can get the vehicle to start the vehicle will only run on cylinders 4,3,2. Cylinders 1,6,5 misfire. Firing order is 1,6,5,4,3,2. Tested ASD feeds to coils and all ck good. Lab scopped CMP and CKP sensor and got good square waves.... Trouble codes: P1391 (Loss of CMP or CKP)
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1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L engine VIN: 1G2NE52E0X
Is it just my luck or has anybody else expierienced any type of weird over heating problems with the 3.4v6? I dread working on any more gm vehicles with this v6 when they come in overheating. It seems no matter what i do or try they never seem to run normal te...
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1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3EF48E0X
Hello Techs. I have a Saab that's really been testing me for the last few weeks. So here we go, The vehicle came in from another shop so I don't have a history. The car cranks and starts for a few seconds and stalls. The problem is I cannot communicate with th...
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2005 Saab 9-7x Arc 5.3L electric windows,door locks,heated seat VIN: 5S3ET13M95
Intermittently(mostly first thing in the am ,the door will not unlock from the remote key pod or the door lock cyl,cust enters from the right side of the car,at this time drivers window is also inop,but other three windows are ok,sometimes heated seat comes on...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L lack of power VIN: 3VWRR69M64
Vehicle idle's great... but has no power, i marked cam and crank positions before removal and was very careful on install, i did not have the vw tools. Will this vehicle idle good if the timimng belt is one tooth off ?? No codes!! Thankyou,
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2006 Audi A3 2.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUHF78P66
The customer ordered a used ECM and has decieded to take it to a dealer to have it diagnosed further. I will post later after he gets the vehicle back from the dealer. I did pull the high pressure fuel pump and check the cam and cam follower and all that was i... Trouble codes: 04759 (pressure drop betweenturbo and throttle valve p1297), 00833 (cam pos. sensor implausible sgnal p0341 intermittent), 01618 (sensor ref. voltageb to low p0652 intermitent), 00665 (boost presure reg. control range not reached p0299), 08487 (accel. postion sensor 2 signal to low p2127 intermittent), 00802 (engine speed sensor no signal p0322 communication intermittent).
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2002 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L no brakes VIN: 1G4HP54K72
i just bleed the brakes more y know how it is when u put brakes on u think u got air in
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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4.8L Compressor VIN: 1GNEK13V54
I would like to thank everyone for there replies. Special thanks to Dave from Pa. Dave really went over and above with some one on one time with this problem.Dave broke it down so I really understood how the system worked. We are a independent shop and we see ...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 5.3L Fuel gauge VIN: 2GCEK19TX4
Unfortunately I haven't gotten this vehicle back to work on since the customer has needed the truck. Thanks for all the replies. I will start by checking wiring between tank and the ECM and go from there. Thanks again
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1994 Dodge Viper 8.0L charge VIN: 1B3BR65E4R
well, the AC blows icecubes now- unfortunately at the windshield!did a quick smoke and found it pouring out behind controll head. he would not wait to remove assy because evedently need to remove entire dash face and shipping truck was on its way. still- thank...
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L detonation!
Well, I feel silly. After diagnosing this car slowly over the past few weeks in my free time, I found the culprit. This is one of my personal projects so I was in no real rush to finish. The gas gauges finally got down around the 1/4 tank mark, so I filled it ...
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2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L No Start VIN: IFMPU16L8Y
holy crap soory about the long delay in closing this post forgot i had it open.the problem was the alarm system and really the keys.when the guy's key broke he didn't go to the dealer he went to his local hardware store.so we called the locksmith and he progra... Trouble codes: B1845.
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2006 Ford E-250 5.4L vacuum reservoir VIN: 1FTNE24L66
Thanks all that replied! The reservoir was exactly where you told me it was. Thanks especially to Thomas...I had to bend and trim battery tray bracket too. And James...6 hours was a good estimate for the repair.
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2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Misfire VIN: 2HKRL18671
Thanks for all of the great information to start with. So far the oil pressure switch for the VVT was changed, along with the oil. There was no change in the condition. The owner of the van has agreed to leave it at the school over the summer. I will update th... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random- Multiple misfire detected), P0304 (Cyl 4 Misfire detected), P0305 (Cyl 5 Misfire detected), P0302 (Cyl 2 Misfire detected), P0301 (Cyl 1 Misfire detected), P0303 (Cyl 3 Misfire detected).
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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L power door locks VIN: KM8SC73D72
Good morning all Sorry for the long time of getting back to you,but customer has been in the hospital.I finally got the car to check the responses you all gave me and sure enough there was wires broke in the door where it opens and closes.Customer is happy as ...
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