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2001 Acura CL Premium 3.2L side airbag light VIN: 19UYA42481
The problem appears to be in the passenger side air bag area. You are going to think I'm crazy on this one but if I am sitting in the drivers seat and reach over and lightly touch the door side of the passengers side seat back about 2/3 the way up, the side ai...
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2006 Audi A4 Quattro Cabriolet 3.0L convertable top VIN: WAUDF48H57
Hello thanks for reading, I have a conv top that starts to work and stops very quickly. We have tried the manual reset to no help. Now I go into measuring block # 1 to field 2 + 3 with roof shut according to Ross Tech feild 2 should read [...] and it does. ...
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1979 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Tachometer VIN: 1G287L9N59
This is my own car. The factory tachometer is reading twice as much RPM's as the actual engine speed as proven using Tachometer on Snap on timing light and another tach tool. It shows 7,000 RPM's when I drive around 70 MPH. Actual RPM is closer to 3500. This i...
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1999 Chevrolet P30 5.7L 1.210 VIN: R1X3300882
Cust says the front brake's keep locking up and smoking and he had the front brake hoses and two front calipers and had a tech tell him he needed a hydro booster i think it needs a proportioning valve anyone can help with some ifo it makes more to me to replac...
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1999 Chevrolet C3500 7.4L No Start, weird symtoms VIN: 1GCHK39J3X
helping a friend OK... he,s got a strange one here. first off the customer broke the key off in old column , key would not turn i assume.anyways he found one out of a 1995 or 96 model 1/2 ton & put it in, next he hauls in it cause it would not start. checked f... Trouble codes: P0108
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Hesitation, Surge VIN: CGCEC19V04
This vehicle only hesitates between 60 and 70 miles per hour only if you accelerate from that point it will hesitate and sometimes jerk,no codes generated i have noticed that when it does it a misfire occurs in all the cylinders, but not enough to set a code,b...
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2009 Chevrolet Aveo5 LS 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KL1TD66EO9
Code p0441 will not go away sensor and circuit and pcm all good. What am i missing Trouble codes: P0441
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1996 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1C3EJ56H0T
This is my vehicle in which it started acting up about six months ago. Most times it will cut out on the first start up of the morning, usually backing out of garage. It will always restart and rarely do it again until it sits. Once in awhile it will cut out o...
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L coverter VIN: 1FALP57U9T
I Have a 1996 Ford Taurus a customer brought to me requesting trans rebuild.This is a Ax4s,Checked Codes and found multiple lock-up codes.Removed Pan,found five or six teeth off rear ring gear otherwise pan clean.I removed Trans.and quickly realized trans. had...
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2000 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTZR15X6Y
Having problems with thi one. Came in with lack of power and check engine light, pulled code p0303, tested compression, spark and fuel, even swapped plugs (motorcraft), wires, injectors to different holes still number three, using ids power balance found when ... Trouble codes: P0303 (testing and results)
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2001 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTZP15E71
Hey all. I have no spark from coil at the center 2 outputs. Can't remmeber which cylinders but anyway, replaced coil but same problem. I did continuity check of all 4 wires from coil back to puter and all is good. I am thinking puter has to be bad but unsure a...
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2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.0L Abs Module VIN: 1FMZU67K05
Help!! i hope somebody out there can help me. We have a 2005 ford explorer sport trac 2wd 4.0l flex fuel.the problem is every time coming to a stop around 15-20 mph and slower abs activates.did front end alignment steering wheel off center, and put both same s...
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2002 GMC Savana 2500 5.7L Rear brakes VIN: 1GTGG25R32
This van was in the shop a few weeks ago for a rear brake job. The rear shoes and hardware kit were replaced with aftermarket. The van returned with a complaint of shuttering from the rear brakes. The rear drums were replaced and it was sent on it's way. This ...
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2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4L start/stall VIN: 1HGCP26318
Attention Honda gurus- we have an Accord that will start- run for 3 seconds then immediately stall. We have no codes in any modules and we have cked fuses, it acts like a vehicle with a security issue but the instrument cluster light is not lit at any time. We...
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2005 Jeep Liberty Limited 2.8L No Start VIN: 1J4GL48575
Please help with this jeep liberty diesel. Trouble codes: P0340
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Slips VIN: WDBRN64J3A
Thanks for any help in advance. Transmission came into shop slippng, we overhauled the trans and found the seals swollen and clutch mattterial coming off of the clutches on the b1 brake clutches. The trans now goes into emergency running as soon as you shift i...
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1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L passenger belt tensioner VIN: YS3DD58N6X
This one has an Air Bag MIL on, gives code B2447, "passenger seat belt tensioner short to ground". Unplugged SRS module and tensioner, check both wires for continuity, one has .2 ohm, the other 1.3 ohm. With tensioner unplugged, sets code immediately after cl...
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2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GD29634
This one of my customer, he install an engine from japan,since then the check engine is flashing. no code in the system. the engine is a 2.0 wrx sti. The engine is running fine. any idea. THis engine is not the original engine.
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2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L fuel gauge VIN: JTDDR32T9Y
Customer brought vehicle in complaining that fuel gauge did not come on when started in morning, filled with gas and still nothing. The coolant temperature gauge works. Customer also said power door locks dont work and key in ign chime does not work. They all ...
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2000 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Lighting VIN: JT3HT05J6Y
Hi we have a 2000 toyota land cruiser and the running lights are always on when the engine is running and shut off when you turn key off. My question is ther any way to turn off the running lights when car is running customer whats to put lights on manually th...
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2001 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L Door Locks VIN: 5TEN72N21Z
I have tested the lock actuator and it locks and unlocks. The black and blue wire is grounding out at the BCM when I push the lock switch to lock position. I can hear the BCM clicking when pushing the unlock switch, when pushing the lock switch, it only ticks....
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2005 Volvo S40 i 2.4L VVT Unit VIN: YV1MS38255
Hi All, I have been working on a 2005 S40 2.4 non turbo, it came in with the timing belt off, trashed water pump big hole in the oil pan, bent valves, not a good scene. Have replaced the pan, Sent the head out for machining, new timing belt and water pump, d...
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2007 Volvo S40 T5 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1MH68277
Hello all Volvo Techs! This Car has been to 4 Indy shops and now its here with me. CEL on car makes a racket noise above 1500rpm and goes away above [...]. Car doesnt want to idle when cold. When warmed up it idles fine. Car also back fires on deceleration... Trouble codes: 673C, 674C
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1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Alternator VIN: 1G6KD52Y9V
HI AGAIN EVERY ONE: THANKS TO ALL 20 OF YOU TO TAKE YOUR TIME TO RESPOND, SPECIALLY LOUIS BERNSTIN, HE EVEN CALLED TO TALK ABOUT IT ! ANYWAY THE PROBLEM WAS AFTER MARKET HIGH POWER AMPLIFIRE IN THE TRUNK WITH A WORN OUT WIRE, ONCE IN A WHILE PULLING TOO MACH C...
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2004 Cadillac SRX 3.6L Misfire VIN: 1GYEE63734
Check noid at harness connector on #6 inj and had no noid checked wiring from computer to connector and was good so ended up being the ecm thanks for all the posts Trouble codes: P0206, P0300.
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1999 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1YY22GXX
The customers has not brought the car back after our recent repairs. The problems that the car was having have not re-occured for us. Thanks for all the input
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LS 6.6L MIL Lamp on, Engine Limp VIN: 1GCHK33D66
Well this truck repair took a little longer than normal. I found no service information on Alldata for the injector return flow test on an LBZ so I had to go directly to the source at ACDelco Tech Connct. There I found the full procedure as well as a new enh... Trouble codes: P0087 (Fuel Rail Pressure Too Low).
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.0L No Shifting VIN: 1GCHC24U17
thank you ATN team and yes a lot of your help guide into the problem,wich was the trans harness,been melted,unfortunally the owner took it back to the shop that istalled the tranny 2 years ago hoping to get some warranty,thank you all again
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2007 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Touring 3.8L Surge VIN: 2A8GP54L67
So I gave the van back to the customer, we fixed several other issues also, the slight surge at 26 to 35 is still present, but customer tells me he can live with the surge as I pinpointed it to being the transmission, probably the torque converter slightly loc...
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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.9L Surge, Runaway VIN: 1D7KS28C76
This Cummins TD is fixed thanks to this forum and the techs that are members of it. The very first reply I received hit the nail on the head so instead of explaining it in my words, I'll refer to Jay's..."Rick, I have seen this concern many times. The torque c...
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2008 Dodge Caliber SXT 2.0L no throtle responce VIN: 1B3HB48B28
REPLACED APP SENSOR, STILL BAD, REPLACED THROTLE BODY EVEN THOUGH IT FELT OK ( NO BINDING). HAD TO REMOVE BATTERY FOR 15 MINUTES BEFORE ENGINE WOULD RUN OK. FIXED WITH NEW THROTLE BODY. THANKS TO ALL, JEFF
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2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDAF57P93
thanks for all replies.injectors,turbo,and egr valve seem to be very common problems on this engine.considering the arbitrary pass/fail of the injector buzz test,i checked the ficm connectors,which looked ok.the customer and i then made the decision to send th... Trouble codes: P0266, P0401, P132B.
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2003 Ford Windstar 3.8L Starting VIN: 1F1DONTKNO
I found a open in the power supply for the pats system. Some one had been messing with the harness and the connection they made broke will the trans was R&R. Thanks for all the help.
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: WDBFA66E4M
thank you for reply, I able to found problem by cheking the fuel pump found any time i took my foot of the throttle loosing power to pump by adjusting the throttle postion rod problem went away and i also found some more vaccum leaks from injector orings thank...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz S500 4Matic 5.0L Power trunk VIN: WDBNG84J33
Thanks for your tips. The prize goes to Bryan at Worldpac assist. Turns out that there is a wire grey/pink that has a splice not shown in the factory wiring diagram. He found it in an installation bulletin for the tele matic module. It goes to the tele matic m...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L 2-3 Shift VIN: WDBTJ65J84
We still have this mercedes in the shop. Although we replaced the valve body from the dealer we got another one and tried that too. Now we are going to pull it out again. 2-3 shift has long flare up and then bangs. Harder if more gas is given. With launch we t...
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2000 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55S5Y
thanks every one for your time and thought.i found lower intake leak. replaced lower intake gasket, clear code road tested. long fuel trim normal both bank. i did use smoke machine did not find leak. smoke machine is good tool for vacuum leak but not always. t... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0302, P0741.
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2008 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP 5.3L abs
Well not much info hear just replace the ebcm took care off the no start thanks for all the help.
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2003 Suzuki Aerio GS 2.0L 2-3 shift VIN: JS2RD41H23
Thank you for the replies, I tried id'ing the car as a tracker, that didn't work. I also tried a tech2 with some extra cards. I replaced the radiator with the engine repair & flushed cooler. This is an auto-credit car so the manager wants to fire another trans...
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1994 Volvo 850 2.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1L55522R
We replaced the cam sensor and completed the Tune-up that was needed. It has been over a month now and we have not heard any complaints from the customer since. Thanks for the input.
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1998 Volvo V70 AWD 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5647W
Thanks for the help! After removing the floor panel behind the rear seat I was able to see the second cover over the tank. It, like the other one, is too small for any real access, but the 2 openings together offer enough room to get to the fuel filter and i...
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1999 Volvo V70 2.4L Electronic VIN: YV1LW55A9X
All voltage drops were low after battery recrimp,and charge rate normal. When shop was quiet in AM noticed a squeak noise from transmission in gear,checked PIDS though VIDA comparing with another vehicle of same vintage and S-2 solenoid was on when should...
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