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2002 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JH4DC53032
This vehicle will set a P0336 shortly after closed loop. When cleared will set imediatly when cranked. When vehicle is cold, it will NOT set P0336 untill warm and first stop is made. Once warm and code is set vehicle will not allow RPM above 3000 (Closed loop ... Trouble codes: P0336 (Crank Sensor A Range Performance)
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2002 BMW M3 3.2L engine cooler VIN: WBSBR93412
we got this car in last week with front in damage we replace all the front part (radiator, condenser , ...)but we cant find engine oil cooler location please let me know thanks
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1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4H5H5K4S
got this vehicle in with 341/342 codes that would set immediatly on starting or driving. used a vantage, scope temorarily unavailable,to test cam signal backprobing ign module connector. signal koeo had around 5 volts, when started the signal was erratic and n... Trouble codes: P0341, P0342
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.8L Heater VIN: 2GCEK13V46
Thanks in Advance I know your Time is Valuable. This truck came in with the complaint of the heater not being as hot as is should. I checked the heater hoses and the input was very hot and the output was lukewarm. So I flushed the core and found no debris and ...
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1989 Dodge Raider 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JB7FJ43S9K
this vehicle failed smog test due to high nox readings.egr system is clean and tested good.has new arb certified cat.timing is correct.fuel pressure @ 45 psi.new denso oxygen sensor.the problem we are seeing is,with dvom monitoring the oxygen sensor voltage,mo...
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2005 Dodge Neon SRT-4 2.4L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1B3ES66S75
vehicle will start and idle perfect , when the throttle is pressed the car falls on its face / stumbles and stalls out. If the throttle is brought up slowly there is no stall and minor surging sometimes. TPS checks out ok , 5 volt reference good , ground good ...
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L engine will not start and stay running VIN: 1FMZU35P4W
when cranking the motor tryes too fire and gets better with a little trotle but will not run on its own
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2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L knock noise VIN: 1FTRW08L41
new engine started making a knock/rattle noise that is best heard at 1100 to 1500 rpm, not at idle or hard accel.noise can be felt and heard mostly at middle to rear of intake manifold, noise not prevalent at valve covers, oil pan, block or heads. Intake manif...
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2005 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Timing chain VIN: 1FTPW12575
Some are saying timing marks from Ford procedure are incorrect, mine on left side line up with ^R & right sode is out 2 teeth. In alldata shows only arrow which is at bottom on left side. Only want to do it once. THANKS FOR HELP BRYON
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2006 Ford Focus LX Austero 2.0L power steering light
Hi all ford techs.I have this vehicle with the power steering warning light on in the message centre.The messages says power steering failure.The car goes fine and the power steering works perfectly when you drive the vehicle. I can get multiple fault codes ou...
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2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 5FNRL38745
I am looking for some help with this Honda.This van got towed into our shop due to the owner filling the tank with Diesel fuel. They ran the van until it quite.One of our Tech drained the tank,replaced the fuel filter and did a tune-up/oil change with a motor ... Trouble codes: P0175, P0300, P2647
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2007 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5L Intake system VIN: 2HJYK16587
I thought I had this one figured out MIL occasionally shows P2279. Goes for a couple weeks and comes back.
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L No Start VIN: 1J4EZ58Y9T
Hi guys, this is my first post in help request, so please forgive me if I forget something... this jeep is my parents. it would not start one morning, it just cranks.. I have no fuel pump, no injector pulse, no spark, and no guages(all warning lights work exce...
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1996 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JM1BB1412T
Used to own this car and it actually ran good and performeed well for a 1.5. Well I sold it and it has went from ok to worse. Though the owner is a regular customer and only drives it to work and isnt too concerned with it something and he is loosing mileage. ...
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2008 Mercury Mariner Premier 3.0L mode door motor VIN: 4M2CU97168
I have a grinding /gurgling noise behind the dash that I believe is coming from one of the mode door motors. I understand that there is a service bulletin for this. I am looking for replacement procedures for the 2 mode door motors for the automatic climate co...
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1987 Subaru XT GL-10 Turbo 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 1F2AX75B3H
This has me confused. Car was overheating before. Found a plugged radiator and leaking head gasket. Decided to replace everything else while it was apart. Didn't seem to fix the problem. I can let it run in park just fine. Warms up nice stays at normal temp go...
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2001 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L eng. noise @2500rpm VIN: JTDDR32T21
I am posting this for a friend, he has no access to IATN at this time. He works for one of the used car dealers here in Greater Seattle. His boss recently got this car and it has an engine noise at about 2500 rpm, just sitting there and reving the engine up to...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Stall VIN: 3VWSK69M04
When the customer gets down to 1/4 tank of fuel the vehicle will stall going around corners or on hills. Did these vehicles have sending unit issues? Or did they have gauge issues?
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1996 Acura Integra Special Edition 1.8L Cuts out VIN: JH4DC4365T
Thanks to everyone that replied. I contacted the customer recently and she informed us that "the car has never ran better". She's put on a lot of mileage since picking up the car so I'm confident we solved this one. I wish I could say specifically what it was ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0170.
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Right rear axle seal VIN: 1GCEK19T04
Hello and thanks to everyone for their replies. The customer hasn't returned for me to verify the repair. I asked him to return in a month so I can confirm that I indeed fixed the axle seal leak. The repair consisted of new axle, seal and axle bearing. Filled ...
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2007 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.9L no foward drive VIN: 1GNDV23167
Thanks for all the help, pulled the pan, and the lug off the band fell out, used transmission for 350.Reset the shift adapt and alls good.
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2005 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Ride control VIN: 1FTPW12505
Well, we swapped wheels with tires from another truck and took care of shake. Had our balancer checked out and it was ok. Will get with tire supplier to change out tires. Thanks for the helpful replies.
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L engine performance VIN: 1J4GW48S2Y
Dear Fellow Techs, Thanks for the help. Seven replies in all. As I suspected, it was a bad computer. Thanks to finding out about Auto Computer Exchange. A remanufactured programmed computer with shipping was only $250.00. Chrysler engineers must be dumber ...
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2006 Kia Rio5 SX 1.6L Occupant Classification System VIN: KNADE16326
I did check out warranty and it was out of factory warranty. Customer also had aftermarket warranty but his plan did not cover airbag systems. Customer did not want to spend the money to fix this problem. Thanks for everyone for the help
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L Display VIN: JTJHF10U61
OK, My customer never came back, but when called they said the display and lights were slowly coming back to life. Guess i'll never know the whole story. Thanks for the reply's. David
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2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L No Start VIN: 3N1AB51DX2
the fix was throttle relearn. i tried to do it manualy what a pain in the ass and i could not do it. i did relarn with with my scanner bingo cold start fine now. the problem was no cold high idle, now when it starts i have high idle when cold and it drops to 6...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Heat VIN: WVWRH63B52
Thanks to all who replied I was able to locate a very small leak which made it impossible to bleed the air out of the system. I repaired the leak and bled the system and all is well.
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2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L window regulator VIN: 3VWDC21V82
Hello VW Techs The problem was that the cable for the window regulator needed to be balanced (same distance) to the right and left when the motor was attached and in our case it was not. The car is repaired and the window working correctly. Thanks again for ...
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2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1CZ59H54
First off thank you for all of your replies. The pcv system was about 3/4 clogged. Bruce was right on the money and since this is my first Volvo I also appreciated the the description of how to replace everything. I replaced the oil trap and the hoses and clea... Trouble codes: P2188 (System too rich at idle).
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