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2002 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WAUAC48H84
good mprning all. i have this pain in my neck audi with bad front trans pump.pump is stuck in the housing.all screws out,left axle out and it mooved 1/4 of inch. please help befoure we brake this thing. thanks
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2004 Cadillac SRX 3.6L Ebcm VIN: 1G1YDE6375
Good morning. This caddy came in with abs, steering, trac control, tire monitor and cruise messages on display. In checking I found the problem was brake fluid destroyed the ebcm. The whole assembly was purchased from a local salvge yard. After instalation a c...
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1991 Chevrolet LLV 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GBCS10A4M
After engine runs for 20 minutes or more engine will stall.I am losing injector pulse[spray carb cleaner into throttle body and will continue to run].Injector scope pattern is perfect cold and become erractic hot until it quits.Let cool down 30 minutes and run...
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1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Starting/ignition VIN: 3GNFK16R9X
Greetings, and thanks in advance for any help. I have this suburban that very intermittently blows the MAX 40 fuse labeled IGN A. I have been unable to find any electrical diagrams in AllData that show this fuse and what it powers. The only thing I could find ...
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2001 Chevrolet G3500 8.1L Brake Pedal VIN: 1GBJG31G11
This vehicle is a bus that transports the elderly to their events and activities. It seems that every two to three months we have to rebleed the brakes and the pedal comes right back up and doesn't fade a bit. We have never found any leaks and the rear brake s...
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2006 Chevrolet HHR LS 2.2L steering VIN: 3GNDA23D06
The problems with this car usually happen when first started.There is no power steering,the trans shifts very hard,the parking lights blink randomly,the speedometer jumps,the outside air temp shows ---,and the shift interlock solenoid clicks when in gear with ...
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1B7KF23621
Hi, all. This diesel exhibits 2 symptoms. No codes. The surge at highway speeds is the ECM commanding the TCC on and off. I can watch this on a scan tool. I am wondering why? Perhaps MAP sensor is skewed? I wish I had a similar vehicle to compare readings. The...
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2003 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1D4GP25393
stuck on this one...caravan came in with no start after customer installed an engine. have no spark and no injector pulse. no codes. scoped cam and crank sensors both perfect. checked powers and grounds to pcm. replaced pcm and programmed VIN into it ..still n...
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2003 Dodge Durango R/T 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1D4HS48NX3
This Durango runs rough at first start up and throws a code p0302, Cylinder #2 Miss Fire, Customer Says it runs rough for the first few min. of driving then clears up and runs fine the rest of the day, I replaced all 8 plugs at 100000 miles, and cylinder #2 co...
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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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1964 Ford Mustang 4.7L Steering VIN: 5FO7D15118
The vehicle turns automatically to the right once the engine is started. We replaced the control valve and slave again at the suppliers request. At teardown there was sludge / metal filings in the ball socket area where the control valve mounts. After replacem...
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2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L blower VIN: 1FAFP3430Y
Looking for some help. This car came in with no blower motor operation. First things first. Electronics is my biggest problem in working my business. What is going on is there is no ground to the blower circuit. If I ground the red/black wire at the motor,the ...
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2003 Ford E-350 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FDWE35L23
Truck cut off on highway, won't restart. No fuel. No power to fuel pump. Will start on ether. Fuel pump runs if powered up, engine still no start. I assume no injector pulse. Found 30 amp fuse F1.9 in under hood fuse box blown-feeds PCM power relay. Dead short...
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2007 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L cigar lighter VIN: 2FAFP71W37
Lately, most of the cop cars I've bought for my taxi fleet come w/ the pigtail for C299, (lighter and power point) missing. My parts tech can't find a part number for this pigtail. He sent 3U2Z-14S411-NRA which is not correct. Anyone come across this and know ...
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2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4L Starting VIN: 1HGCM72335
The car was towed into our shop and the car had just died out driving on the freeway, now everytime i try to start it the cars turns on but dies out instantly. Recently i tried to start it, all it does is turn over not even starting anymore. The security key l...
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1999 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L timing belt idler bolt VIN: KMHWF35V7X
This appears to be an isolated event but I am looking for some comfirmation from other techs. The idler mounting/pivot bolt broke off clean with the block on this car after running 100 miles from the timing belt/water pump, and idler change/service. All parts ...
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2003 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG45C83
This car was looked at on a service call by another local shop and they told them it is something electrical and they cant fix it. they gave it my number and i went out to get it and it just cranked. towed it in. went to check it for spark cranked right up ide...
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2002 Mazda Miata SE 1.8L Driveshaft hops VIN: JM1NB353X2
Hi there and help on this one. I have this 02 miata in and found that when you back up and let out the clutch or sometimes when letting out clutch in forward gears, it feels like the driveshaft is jerking up and down like a broken mount. I have looked and this...
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2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L No Start VIN: 1YVFP080C3
Engine will not turn over. Check engine light had been on before no start condition. Locksmith tried to recode keys and said there was no communication with pcm and advised a new one. We replaced the pcm from parts house that was programed before we installed ...
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2004 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L Brakes VIN: JM3LW28A14
Came into shop originally for abs lite on. Test showed that controller was inop. Brakes at that time were dragging, especially right front and left rear (same output side on controller). Replaced controller with factory and all was well for about a month. Came...
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1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L cooling system VIN: JA4MT31H1X
Mitsubishi Techs /other & fello members I need HELP! This is a regular customer his 1st complaint was running hot at hwy speeds. So we started with a new thermostat & coolant. He said it helped a little so then we replaced the radiator & fan clutch. now he co...
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2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Piston VIN: YS3ED48E31
We just removed this engine to replace noisy timing chains, and since its a turbo, we took off the oil pan to clean the oil pump screen. We found a mall piece of # 4 piston skirt in the oil pan. We cant see how it happened or why it happened. It does not seem ...
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1989 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Vacuum Lines
We rebuild the motor on the 22re after the truck had been sitting for years without starting. After the rebuild we replaced all the vacuum lines 1 by 1 until all where complete. Took vehicle to smog station passed with flying colors. A few days ago client call...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWST71K96
This vehicle was towed in as a no start. Would start and run for a couple of seconds then die. Attempts to start again would result in cranking but no fire. Wait a minute and it would start and run for a couple of seconds. Checked primary pump fuel pressure an...
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2008 Volkswagen Jetta SE 2.5L Abs Pump Fault 01276 (V64) VIN: 3VWRZ71K18
Hello, Can someone point me in the right direction, ABS fault code 01276 V64 Hydraulic pump? Cannot find any info on this fault. Any info would be helpful. Thanks, Mark
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1998 Volvo S70 2.4L Clutch VIN: YV1LS5546W
Please help! Car came clutch pedal broken we replace new clutch pedal, clutch master cylinder.After that car can start with out press the clutch pedal and will start at any gear. We replaced new clutch safety swith but it not help! please help me what I need t...
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2005 Volvo S40 i 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1MS38295
Thank you for reading this. This s40 will not crank. If we jump the starter with the key on, it will start and run fine. We checked for codes with scan tool, and we cannot communicate with the CEM, AEM, ICM, AFM, SWM and some other modules; some on the high sp...
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L battery VIN: WBAFB3351L
Hey everyone! Thank you all for the great help. I replaced the final stage resistor and the car has not yet returned to the shop. Thanks again.
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1998 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L Stall VIN: 1GCCS1444W
Thanks gentalmen. After it screwed up last time with gauge, and test light hooked up, It had to be in the tank wiring. And it was. Thanks for all your help...
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2004 Chevrolet Aveo 1.6L rear sway arm VIN: KI1TD52614
well, another one slipped through the cracks! one of you sent the info that bushings from an 07 would fit.. I do not know if it would work, however, as the owners daughter no longer wants this car [too small]...thanks anyway
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L Red brk ligt VIN: 1GCHK39265
Thanks to all we replaced the cluster and all is good...Dealer even was suprised as they said they had tested it ...Thanks again to all
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD LT 6.0L front differential/transfer case VIN: 1GEKT09U06
thanks to all that replied. i beat the tar out of the left side flange and it finally came out. checked carrier and pinion bearings and found the pinion bearings were pitted and worn very oddly. replaced all bearings and seals in the front diff and then test d...
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1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L tach,ecm, cel,alternator, VIN: 1B7KC26C0T
Well new pcm fixed this one, still not sure about why it burned up. Sent to dealer for pcm and programing no other faults found. Guess it may have happened when customer jump started truck. Thanks for all the help guys! IATN is still one of the best investmen...
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1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 8.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3B7KF23W1V
Thanks for all the help, I triple checked the fuel pump, both pressure and voloume also scoped it a looked good. Then I took dan,s advice and removed the tank and found a bunch of crap inside. I looked like someone tried to steal the gas at one time. Thanks a...
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1997 Dodge Caravan LE 3.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1P4GP44R0V
Well, it's only been a few days, but we are calling this one fixed. Majority of responses was to inspect the instrument panel for broken solder joints. We got approval to remove the instrument panel circuit board for inspection. Looking at the solder joints... Trouble codes: P1695 (No body ccd messages), 36 (Unable to transmit bus msgs abs unit).
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L No Crank No Start VIN: 1B4GP44LXY
I would like to thank everyone who took the time to help me with this one. I hope this post will maybe help someone in the future because I didnít find one like it when I was reading through the fix data base. All of you except for this fellow in south Texas g...
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2001 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1B7HLZAX51
Thank you for the explaination on the o2s replace both upstream & so far so good! Trouble codes: P0305.
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2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Surge VIN: 1GCHK39J3X
finally got time to stay with this car for friend, they did have the cam timing out after installing all the old components to used engine...thanks for all your help, as always god bless iatn...
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2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Cooling Systems VIN: 2B3HD46R94
this one is fixed the thermostat housing located on lower left side of block was warped, even the two new housings from the dealer were warped also but the second one i got was warped alot less and i was able to be real careful and tighten it down. several pe...
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1997 Ford F-150 4.2L No Start, Misfire VIN: 2FTDF1720V
Installed a new pcm and new coil pack supplied by the other shop. I compared ohm readings on both the new coil and old coil with them side by side and both showed the same ohms. I really wanted to get a labscope reading from the bad coil with the new PCM but I... Trouble codes: P0352.
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2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L speedometer VIN: 1FTRX18W23
Well after rechecking all wires for communciation and load testing them, i am 100% sure that it is not a wiring issue. Wish that it would have been because than i could have repaired the truck. After talking it over with the customer and explaining that i didn...
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2005 Ford Five Hundred SE 3.0L unsure VIN: VBGFW09834
Thanks to all who replied customers is saving money and in the next couple of months will have valve body changed out as per many request Thanks again Scott
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2009 GMC C5500 Topkick C5C042 8.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDE5C1G09
think this one is finaly fixed, the eight wire connector on the throtle body was bad, we spliced a new connector from dealer and truck runs good, thanks for all the replies Trouble codes: P1516 (Throttle Actuator Control TAC Module Throttle Actuator Position Performance), U0107 (Serial comm).
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2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3HGCM56373
thanks everyone all harness was plug in correctly. found gound wire at idle control wire was broken. repair wire. clear code. tps code came back on start. replace complete throtle body. tps voltage was not changing.key on only read 0.1v should read 0.5 key on.... Trouble codes: P0122, P0108, P0113.
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2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Surge VIN: 1J8GR48K08
Ok, so it turns out the customer is guilty again of not describing the proper information. She then added she had to stop, she got it in park and leaned down to physically pull the accelerator pedal up! Turns out it has an aftermarket mat that doesn't fit corr... Trouble codes: P0585, P2299.
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L A/C And Radio VIN: JT6HF10U3X
Thanks for the items to check they did not fix this problem as of today, If i get more time to check this futher and fix the problem i will update with a fix ,thank you again
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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L Esp VIN: 4JGBB86E96
First of all I want to thank the 3 members that answered.I noticed while I was sitting in the vehicle,scanning it,trying to reset zero position that the gear lever looked higher than normal,then I noticed that the signal arm was lower than usual.I proceeded to...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L Glass VIN: 4JGBB86E26
Used PROGRAMA software to scan REDM (Rear Entry Door Module). Had low voltage fault code. Cleared fault codes and reset. Thanks guys...system is working well.
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2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L Compressor whining sound VIN: WDBUF5LX58
Are the tools and parts for this available? Owner has not called back, so I'll close for now,thanks for the help.
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2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Cooling Systems
Thanks to all 4 replies for the info on this type of T-stat. We ordered an new OEM one and BMW coolant. I pulled the old thermostat out and ohmed the heater, it was open. Replaced T-stat and filled and bled system Codes are now gone. Thanks again for the helpf...
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2006 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A4MN21SO6
for some reason this post is not showing up and i put it up 3 times so i will close this one if the other post show up i will close this with info that i learned Trouble codes: P0131 (02 signal low bank 1 sensor 1), P0151 (02 sgnal low bank 2 sensor 1), P0137 (02 signal low bank 1 sensor 2), P0157 (02 signal low bank 2 sensor 2).
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2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off-Road 4.0L fuel door lock VIN: 5N1AR18W65
Thank you for the help,the spring for the fuel door and a little work with the door did the trick. I did not know the lock was not spring loaded and only worked with the door switch so the fuel door closes like a normal door closing. Thanks for the quick respo...
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1988 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L No Start VIN: SCAZN0342T
I would like to thank Cedric&Ted for the info. Changed both relays,(eng run senser&inhibit relay), When pulled you can see the discolored pins. Car starts up fine now. Thanks to all that that replied.
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2006 Suzuki Reno 2.0L Evap VIN: KL5JD66Z06
Thank you to the 5 that replied. After triple checking everything, the fuel pressure sensor i replaced turned out to be defective. I should have got it from the dealer in the begining. Thanks again everyone. Trouble codes: P0446 (Evap emission vent system performance).
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1994 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 4TARN01P2R
thank you for all the imputs fellow atn technicians,all of you were right on the money,it was the O2 sensor that was stuck lean,the connector was melted,thank you again
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2001 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L Door Locks VIN: 5TEN72N21Z
Going over and over this door lock system, and with the help from the techs here. We have come to a conclusion that the BCM is bad. The customer have decline repair due to part cost. It is very possible that the after market alarm system is the cause, we found...
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2006 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L Misfire VIN: 5TDBT48A86
Pulled timing cover back off to check marks it was lined up perfectly replace with a toyota belt no help checked all other rereplies concluded possibly trans related
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2006 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.3L Hazard VIN: JTEEP21A26
i sent this one to the dealer. this vehicle does not have trailer tow wiring and is equipped with a factory alarm witch works correctly. customer needed vehicle for trip this weekend and i did not want to get in the way of his time schedule. I will update the ...
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2007 Toyota RAV4 3.5L CD Player VIN: JTMBK33V47
Thank you for four replies. I did not fix this cd player, but there is helpful information. The CD in the player can either have sharp edges or the cover can peel off causing problems. One person tapped on the dash and the CD came out. For the sharp edges use ...
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