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2005 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E15
New customer.made appt for rear brakes then sprung this on me.engine light been on awhile.came in codes p0303 p0171.found #3 coil arcing...replaced 1 coil and 4 spark plugs.tested after ignition concern for possible false lean code...02 stopped reading/ respon... Trouble codes: 00171
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1991 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1G4HP54C9M
hey everyone, got this buick my son bought only problem the obd is broken and my plug will not connect, has check engine light on and fustrates me someone broke the connector, anyhow it runs a very high idle bout 1300 rpm, checked for vacuum leaks and theres n...
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1987 Cadillac Eldorado 4.1L Electronic VIN: 1G6EL1186H
Hi GM Cadillac Techs, I have one that eating my lunch badly. Car came in blower stays blowing in defrost all time, nothing works on controller,on A/C controller shows Month, date, time & Defrost sign but you CAN'T CONTROL any buttons at all. Even when you firs...
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8F44BB11
car was towed in no start.I went to work on car and it starts up light on but it runs and stumbles. pulled codes had p0122 and p0401 egr low flow.also had major vacuum leak pvc hose checked sweep of tps on scan tool looked normal so rec.hose pvc,plugs,tps put ... Trouble codes: P0122
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2005 Chrysler Crossfire 3.2L No Start VIN: 1C3AN65L35
Hello techs, i don't know what to do with this one. At first customer came in with engine almost stall and die while driving on freeway, MIL on. Found 2 code: p0130 and p0335. Car run fine when coming so i replaced mass air flow meter. Not sure if this one nee...
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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L Input rpm VIN: 2B4GP44R4V
Hi yall, this morning i had a customer bring in a 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan with the complaint that the vehicle takes too long to accelerate and the check engine light is on. i pull codes from pcm and get P7000 (Transmission fault) check the transmission Codes ...
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1998 Dodge Stratus 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: LB3EJ46X8W
car brought in after 2 other shops repaired, new wiring harness, new cam senser, new crank senser, checked wave form on cam senser shows good, both cam and crank shows yes on motis, except when is surges, then goes back to good? checked plug and ground Trouble codes: P0340
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1998 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L serp belt VIN: 1FMZU34E1W
I replaced engine cassettes, timing chains, balancer, crank sensor, alternator, water pump, belt tensioner and belt (twice)on my wife's 4L. After replacing said parts, belt keeps walking toward the inside of the balancer. Second water pump, I thought maybe the...
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2007 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L brake pedal VIN: 1FDWE35P47
hi and thanks ahead of time to everyone, van came in with complaint of hard brake pedal and sometime feels ok, we inspected and found right rear caliper leaking fluid from one of the piston in the right rear caliper, replace both rear calipers, new brake pads,...
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2006 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L timing belt VIN: 2HKYF18506
i have re installed this belt 10 or 11 times i have never had a problem like this before not sure where to go from here i need some suggestions on how to keep the timing marks all lining up so i can then try to locate the source of the tick.
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2004 Lincoln LS 3.9L steering column VIN: 1LNHM87A24
Hello everyone today im fighting a 04 lincoln LS 3.9 that has a squawk/squeak sound when turn the steer wheel. Its sound like its coming from the lower column area. I tried lube everything i saw with no change.No noise when car is in the air. I saw a TSB about...
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2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L No Start VIN: JM3LW28G5Y
This is a vehicle that we own.we sold the vehicle to a customer who was so happy to have found the vehicle she wanted and low and behold the next morning vehicle would not start. Decided to check spark plugs and found them fouled badly. Replace plugs and wires...
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1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire
Hello everyone first time posting. Okay so this vehicle came in for failed smog, the sparks plugs were bad. In order to replace the spark plugs i had to remove the upper and mid intake manifolds, also removed valve covers. After installing everything i went to... Trouble codes: P0300
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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GTS 3.0L Starter VIN: 4A3AC74H63
hey guys this car was brought in for a no start when car has been warmed up(driven) problem was we originally couldnt get a no start symptom to happen because by time we got the car it had a chance to cool down. so at the customer request we put a starter in i...
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2002 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1N6ED29YX2
Hello thanks for any help on this one.Vehicle was bought in for rough idle and lack of power on accel.pulled codes and found the usual knock sensor code and random miss code.Replaced knock sensor and intake gaskets.Perfomed tuneup.Still has same problem.Vehicl... Trouble codes: P0328, P0300
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1999 Volvo V70 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LW55A6X
does the fuel tank have to be removed to replace fuel pump?
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L abs/dsc VIN: WBAAM3341Y
allright guys this p.o.s. is in the fixed column.!!! First of all thank you all from I.A.T.N. nation, The ones that responded were all helpfull. Here was the fix. On a D.S.C.Brake system the master cyl has a nipple on the bottom of the resivior like a clutch ...
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2005 Chevrolet Equinox LS 3.4L compressor VIN: 2CNDL73F55
cust declined replacing comp variable valve in rear of comp was failure. scroll comp must have common problems...suction pressures at 70 psi at best low side...High side at 300 psi.. recharged system 2 times with no effect on pressures...Replace comp as need...
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2006 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L Steering VIN: 1D7HE42N96
Thanks to all who replied. It was pretty clear where this was going - the intermediate steering shaft. We removed it and it did bind up in one of the u-joints. We asked the local Chrysler dealer which steering parts they sell a lot of, and the only one was ...
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2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck Laramie 5.7L Surge VIN: 1D7HU18N07
Thanks to all who offered help. This vehicle is actually a 4.7, not a 5.7, I shouldn't post before my coffee kicks in. My customer blew off 3 appointments to have me look at this truck, so for now I'm kicking it to the curb. If he ever finds the time to leave ...
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2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM55684
I needed to get back to basics. This customer was in a few months ago with a very similar problem, I added oil and he was good. So when I saw what was going on again my mind jumped to the VTC. When I checked the timing advance on my scan tool and saw 25 degree... Trouble codes: P1009 (Camshaft position stuck at advanced position), P0341 (Cam position sensor bank 1).
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2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: KMHDN46D55
It turns out that the upstream sensor is an air/fuel ratio sensor, not an oxygen sensor as I had thought. The heater circuit in the sensor was open and replacing it repaired the problem. The high voltage that I was reading is normal for this type of sensor i...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L compressor VIN: 1J4GW58N6X
thanks for the help guys!the jacked up wire in the window bend must have been a communication wire and was screwing up the pcm.fixed the window wire and no more a.c. problems!thanks to you all,GOD bless!seth.
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2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Compressor VIN: JM1BK12304
Thank you for all the help with car. My customer decised not to repair this car and possibly looked for a new car. I received many good responses.
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JN8DR09X62
Thanks to all who took the time to respondto my post. I ended up replacing the PCM which solved the problem. My intial replacement PCM had no effect. This caused me to re-think my diagnosis. After calling NAPA Fix and having them walk me through the process ag... Trouble codes: 505 (Idle air control circuit), 507 (Idle air control circuit).
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2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G2NF52T9Y
Thank you for the replies there were some ideas to consider such as a vacuum leak at a single runner or egr leak. After testing fuel pressure leakdown & swapping map sensor the car still was acting up for 1 day. Since then it has been running great for 4 days.... Trouble codes: P0172.
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L fuse5 and 9 blow together VIN: 3VWCA21C1Y
thanks to everybody for the input. What i found is those two circuits 5 and 9 do share a splice about two feet in from the fuse box so it is likely the will blow together if there is excessive load. Tom was on the right track with the pressure switch it appear...
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1991 Volvo 240 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YV1AA8849M
This engine does not have an engine oil cooler. I did repeat the cooling system pressure test and the gauge did not drop at all for the couple of hours I left the tester on it.This was with a cold engine. Then I repeated the pressure test with the engine warme...
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1995 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L blower motor VIN: YV1LS5711S
i had the dash out to fix the dash mounts so i decided to just replace the blower motor, resistor and the control head. still not sure the cause but all is good now
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