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2003 Acura TL 3.2L module?? VIN: 19UUA5643X
guys need help on this acura tl customer comes in with the engine light is on and the rpm fluctuates up and down found the problem on that but there is one problem i got stuck with theres another code in the pcm for transmission code p0700 and its calling for ...
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2007 Audi A4 2.0L No Start VIN: WAUBF78E17
hi people,i have an Audi 2007,A4,towed to my shop for sometimes not starting or dying coming to stop, It started on the first attempt and i let it run and after about 15 minutes it died,i tried to start it again and it sounded like starving for fuel. I then ... Trouble codes: P1266
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2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L Stall VIN: 1GNEC16T81
The engine speed rpm request is at 550 on revers or drive, the actual rpm are 530, the problem ocurs wen transmission is shift from drive to revers, the rpm drops to 350 for a second. The steps on the IAC valve are about 160 at the same time the rmp are 350.
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2FCEC19V24
Truck does have a low idle 550 to 600 rpm but the main concern is that the truck will stall occasionaly on slow turns. It always starts back with no hesitation. It does not stall at idle but idle still seems too low. Trouble shooter had us check charging syste...
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2002 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.9L No Start VIN: 1B7HL48X42
This truck came in with a crank no start condition. The odometer says No Bus. I suspect the skim module, because I have no communication with any of the modules and the IPC doesn't come to life, even the gauges do not work. I cant find any way to test the SKIM...
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2004 Dodge Stratus SE 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EL36T44
this was a car bought at an auction no history on it,had evap codes that we repaired now p1195 comes on after driving cat drive cycle,o2 sensor has been replaced by us allready still same problem. Trouble codes: P1195
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2004 Dodge Grand Caravan C/V 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4GP24R35
went back and checked harness melted wire insulation about 7 wires involved corrected to still no availbeleive it still has a wire issue.but i went through this on a 960 volvo and there were 3 dead cyl not firing and it was a stepper motor at fault for the vol... Trouble codes: 2305 (secondary ign ckt fault), 2306 (secondary ign ckt fault)
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2006 Dodge Caliber 2.0L No Throttle response VIN: 1B3H3G8B97
Please could anybody supply the expected voltage values at the throttle pedal.We have at the moment App1 .44 volts to 4.37 at WOT . App2 .44 to 2.19 volts at WOT. This data read at the throttle pedal and at the ECU with multi meter,and is also supported by the...
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2006 Dodge Charger 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3KA443R6
Car came to shop with overheating problem. Testing confirmed that coolant was being forced out of cooling system. Removing cylinder heads confirmed suspicions. Head gasket was breached between #1 & #2 cyls, and the cooling ports. Replacing head gaskets seems t... Trouble codes: P0016 (cam/crank correlation)
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2006 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EL46X96
This car came in for a MIL and a noise at the front of the engine. I pulled two TPS codes, I can't remember which, I diagnosed and replaced the TPS and those codes are gone. I found the belt tensioner was noisy with a stethescope. I removed the drive belt and ... Trouble codes: P0016 (CKP/CMP Timing Misalignment/ Out Of Sync.)
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GZ78Y7V
This is my personal vehicle in which I try to maintain. Two weeks ago jeep overheated due to faulty seam in radiator. I put new one in and all was well for about a week, when fuel pump went out. After pump quit,and new pump put in, motor still missfiring on co... Trouble codes: P0301
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2000 Lexus GS300 3.0L No Start VIN: JT8BD68S4Y
Maybe you techs can save me a little time. Car came in with a no start. When you try to start the car the engine catches for a split second and then dies. I found that a mouse chewed thru the power, and signal wire to the rear ignition coil. Thru the chewing p... Trouble codes: P1300 (Igniter circut)
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1999 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L electrical system VIN: WDB2201752
Hello everyone ,this car came in with the battery going flat,the owner fitted a new one thinking it was faulty, it went flat.On initial checking there was a draw of 3amps,we found a draw of 1 amp from the command unit, after pulling all fuses and disconnecting...
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1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L No 2nd Gear VIN: 1MELM62W8T
This vehicle belongs to my son. I have no experience in transmissions. I had a "expert" tear it down after I removed it. He says "$1600 for repairs and upgrades". His claim is 98 and newer models have better parts which he wants to use in this trans. My first ...
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2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Information needed VIN: JT3GP10V7Y
I'm embarrassed to even have to ask these two questions. I can not figure out how to access the rear two bolts which retain the driver's side rear seat, so that I can get access to the fuel pump. I'm trying not to get eaten alive by the ants living off all the...
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2007 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE46K67
Good morning techs, This vehicle has me baffled. I replaced MAF per instructions with scanner. This did not help. Tried A/F ratio sensor next. Problem not resolved. Called a friend he says intake leak. (Toyota tech) Check for leaks all around intake no change... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean)
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2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L No Oil Pressure VIN: 1G6KD54YXY
Thanks very much to the 23 who replied to help me. I mechanical gauge confirmed no oil pressure. I was able to remove the (oil light) switch with out removing the engine mount and thread in a 3/8 pipe reducer to 1/8 with the brass fitting and plastic oil line ...
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2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Horn circuit VIN: 1G1NE52J1Y
SINCE THE CUSTOMER DOES'NT WANT TO SPEND FOR PROPER REPAIR, I INSTALL A SEPERATE HORN BUTTON NEXT TO TRUNK RELEASE BUTTON ON THE LEFT SIDE OF DASH. I RUN THE WIRES ALL THE WAY UP TO THE FUSE BOX AND MODIFY CONNECTIONS TO HORN RELAY. MANY MANY THANKS TO ALL FI...
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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L bcm VIN: 1G1AL52F65
MANY THANKS TO ALL TEN MEMBERS WHO ANSWER MY CALL. THE FIX IS BATTERY TERMINAL CORROSSION UNDERNEATH THE FUSE BOX. THATS THE REASON NO JUICE AT THE STARTER AND ALSO TO THE REST OF THE CIRCUIT. AGAIN ,MUCH APPRECIATED TO YOU ALL . CHARLES.
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2006 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L Head Lights VIN: 2G1WF52E95
multi funtion switch repaired vehicle. Thanks for all your help
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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C3EY55E95
This new turbo leaked oil ant it got on the 02 sensor and the intake sensors. Mass air flow, air idle control, and even the map sensor. When I replaced the pcv valve which had hair line cracke in it, the code didn't come up for a much longer time. I beleive th... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank one).
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L no overdrive VIN: 1B7HC16Y31
This truck it fixed!!! First I just want to thank everyone for chipping in! I must give Randy most of the credit though. Sir I am not sure how I would have navigated this without your tireless help. I must have sent this man 50 e-mails and I got a ton of h...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Water Pump VIN: 3D7HU18N92
Well, Seems To Be OK Now. After 2 "New" Aftermarket Pumps, 1 Reman. Pump & 3 Ruined Belts, I Installed The Original Pump Off The Original Engine With 171,000 Miles On It And So Far It's Working Fine. I've Used Enough Aftermarket Pumps In The Past And Never Had...
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2000 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Lacks power VIN: 1FTSS34FXY
Most replies suggested we try a IDM. At first the manager/overseer of this vehicle wanted to put a used one in it. After I warned him that he may get a double dose of the same can of worms he has now, he found a "refurbished" one that we installed which made l... Trouble codes: P0603 (Internal control module kam error), P1397 (System voltage out of self test range).
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2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L speedometer VIN: 1FAFP53U12
Well guys, I am sorry to say that this one still is not fixed. I gave up on it because I had exhausted all my ideas short of trying new parts. I turned it over to a friend who is the best automotive electrical person in the world imo, and he has not found it y...
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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe LX 3.5L No Start, runs on VIN: KM8SC73D23
First off let me say thanks to all those who reply to help questions..I finally got the truck to my shop and started doing my own testing..lets just say I wasnt happy that the other shop missed so much..the purge valve was junk and allowed vapours into the int...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L security system VIN: 1J4GW68SXX
The consenses was to replace the skim module and get new keys. I had a new module but didn't have new key and I couldn't get it to program with the old key. Instead of waiting for a new key I told the customer to go to local Jeep dealer and have them do it. Th...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Soft Top VIN: WDBFA67F8V
ok the fog cleared and I got back to this car. I remember clicking on the ? before but as u checked it again I was reminded that it just gives a glossary of symbols. so still have code 124 (limit switch) but das doesn't indicate which one. with a clearer mind ...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L engine VIN: WDBFA67E0S
Hi Everyone, I like to apologize for messing up the year. It is a 1995 129 body. The throttle body fixed the throttle problem. The misfire comes from the distributor moisture witch end up cracking one of the new rotors. Two new ignition rotors and drying the m...
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2001 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L Electronic VIN: 4S3BH80691
We received some good recommendations,we had previously replaced compressor revolution sensor & after talking to identifix we understand that this sensor detects belt slipping,so we would assume that the compressor clutch would turn on & the shut off,which was...
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