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1997 Audi A4 1.8L Turbo turbocharger VIN: WAUCB88D2V
hey this one is driving us insane i really need some help, as this is my personal car. We replaced this cars stock turbo with oem replacement at 140k because the wastegate went bad. Also at this time we replaced the oil feed line with it. at 165k the replaceme...
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1996 BMW 318ti 1.9L driver's window VIN: WBACG7326T
The driver's electric window refuses to cooperate! I replaced the front (rubber) guide (part of the window seal) plus the rear (rubber) guide two weeks ago it's back with the same problem--the window pops out of the track. I decided to change everything in sig...
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3343Y
I have all the special tools for this M52TU Double Vanos engine. I have the TDC pin for flywheel, Cam locks, Vanos adjustment fixture and the tool that lets you align the intake sprocket to exhaust sprocket. This POS is about to make me jump out of my skin. Th... Trouble codes: P1397
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2007 BMW 328xi 3.0L oil pump, vaccuum pump VIN: WBAWV55587
vehicle was towed in. first client noticed no power brake assist then after continued driving, oil pressure warning light came on. verified no oil pressure and no vaccum is bieng supplied from chain driven vacuum pump on engine. fault 2A82 for VANOS intake sti...
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2004 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L Hvac VIN: 1GYEK63N64
Cust complant was that left side temp could not be controled, this does have dual climate control system. I checked and found that the temp actuator for the left side was not working so I removed it, it felt like something was broke inside so I took it apart a...
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2007 Cadillac CTS 2.8L No Start VIN: 1G6DM57T07
Thank you in advance for any assistance. We have this Cadillac CTS that was towed in with a no start condition. After a couple of tests we determined the engine was so flooded that we had to replace the spark plugs. Once we did that the engine started right up...
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GCHK23192
Customer states , if put vehicle in driveway ( front of truck facing garage door ) vehicle will not start next morning. Driveway is on a incline. If back the truck in driveway the night before , no problem the next morning. Customer can pump the fuel primer at...
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2005 Chevrolet Uplander 3.5L Stall, theft light on VIN: 1GNDV03L25
ok im reposting this as customer came in saturday complaining theft deterant light always on but car is starting.customer made appoinment for later this week but after leaving here vehicle stalled at a drivethu window but restarted fine.also states intermitant...
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2005 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L steering assist VIN: 2CNDL73F35
customer came in complaining of no power steering drove into bay with no power assist shut vehicle off, checked inline 80 amp fuse was good. Hooked up the modis and started car power assist is now working. called up customer they said that it would cut in and ...
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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.3L tempature gauge VIN: 1GCEC19XX8
Temp gauge reads stone cold but a message pops up on the cluster that says "engine hot/A/c turned off" and the cooling fans are both running full time. No codes in engine contol, HVAC, cluster,...ETC. Looking at scan data for the engine control computer shows ...
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2001 Chrysler 300M 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3HE66G01
Whe we started to diagnose the vehicle it had no injector pulse or spark, verified on scanner that we had rpm but both cam and crank sensor indicate yes and then when you crank it goes to no, even though the the sync says o.k. and the dis signal says cam & cra... Trouble codes: P1799
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2002 Chrysler Sebring GTC 2.7L cooling system VIN: 1C3EL75RX2
Hi all, We have an 01 Sebring convertable coming in that has a strange coolant leak. We replaced the coolant housing (plastic) on top of the intake manifold last week, it was broken in two. Customer stopped by this morning and there's a coolant leak coming fro...
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L Master Cylinder VIN: 1B4GP44L3Y
Customer 1st came in with a complaint of no brakes checked out system found master cylinder bypassing inside replaced master,drove for about 3days no brakes again rebleed system found air only in left front wheel have noticed that if you bleed the system until...
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2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Stall VIN: 2B3HD46R2Y
Vehicle came in with stalling w/hard braking complaint when warm. Cleaned throttle body & replaced iac & tp sensor with no help. While scanning ecm had tps, iat,ecm temps going crazy. Way up & down. Put new ecm in helped data readings but still cuts off, same ...
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2003 Dodge Durango R/T 5.9L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1D8HS78ZX3
Hey guys, I replaced the engine in this vehicle and road tested. The transmission does not want to shift out of 1st unless you really hammer down on the throttle and it would shift. It seems to shift fine from 2nd to 3rd. I do not have too many transmission di...
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1990 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L injector VIN: 1FTEF14N3L
Help Ford Techs! This F 150 came in with a crank, no start condition. Found battery voltage at connector to injectors present at both terminals. Tested map sensor- ok. Repaired ground at battery. Vehicle started very hard and then ran poorly- injectors were ge...
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1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX26F3S
Hello all, i've got a 1995 F-250 7.3 diesel.This trucks exhibits are hard to no start co ndition depending on the ambient temp.The truck will not start if left out overnight in under 45 degree weather.I let the truck sit in the shop at roughly 60 degrees or so... Trouble codes: P0113
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1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP13P3W
I got this car into the shop just before the holiday. It has good spark and 42 pounds of fuel pressure. The compression is good and I just checked the timing belt and it is right on. I know I am missing something, but in the right world this car should run and...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Starting VIN: 1FTNX20L0X
Hi. I realy need some help with this one. this is a 99 ford F-250 5.4L that sat for over2 years afther some one burned the transmission and didn`t move any more.a few days a go it was towed to me to fix the transmission.engine didn`t run cuzz the battery was d...
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2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L A/C control panel, radio, door ajar light, air bag VIN: 1FTPX12544
Hello to all. Sorry for the long post. I am hoping for someone to be able to save my rear and bring me back from the abyss. This F-150 came to me with the A/C panel not working at all. No communication with scan tool. Doesn't light up at all. Following Mitchel...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTWW33P94
Please see the previous text above. Trouble codes: 2291 (icp too low engine cranking), 2290 (icp too low)
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2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Abs VIN: 1FDXE45P96
When you hit depress the brake pedal to stop, right before you stop, the brake pedal feels as though there is an anti lock instance. the vehicle pulls to the right as though the left wheel is being released. all wheel speed sensors are reading the same and acc...
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2007 Ford Freestyle SEL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMZK02157
This Freestyle came to me from a transmission shop after they installed a new factory CVT transmission. This car would not idle when hot. The transmission works as it should. I did some research on TSB's and found one with like symptoms. Took to local Ford dea...
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2007 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L starter VIN: 1FTWW31P87
Customer driving down highway and suddenly the truck quit like he turned the key off, but accessories stayed on and wrench light came on. Then went to a no crank. Got it to shop, checked out batteries, OK. Fuses OK, switched out starter relay, computer changed...
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2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.4L Down Pipes VIN: 1FTSW20R3E
Question? Both the aft engine down pipes are leaking and Sooting up everything from the firewall down. Is it easier to pull the cab to access the pipes for replacement? We have done many a 6.0 but no 6.4s yet. Input is appreciated
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2008 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Timing Chain VIN: 1FTPW14V78
Truck came in for engine noise light throttle with load. Doesn't happen cold but as soon as the vehicle's at operating temp there's a loud knocking noise coming from the front of the motor near timing cover. Sounds like the timing chain's very loose. Engine se...
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2003 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.3L air bag sys VIN: 2GTEC19X73
vehicle has a body srs code passenger supression system code b0092 checked harness ok ,, checked body wirning all checked ok ,, question is is it the module under the seat or just the pressure transducer for the passenger seat ,, or would you recomend changin...
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1994 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Cuts out VIN: 4S6CY58V4R
Cold the vehicle fires right up. Drives fine for a while will idle most of the time all day. Drive it at highway speeds and it cuts out. and eventually will stall. the Tach drops and the whole vehicle jerks and bucks. The engine will sometimes idle for a while...
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1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Stall VIN: 1HGCG5646X
Please help. This 99 accord stalls for no good reason at any given point of time, doesnt matter if yo driving, idling,coming to a stop.Scoped out ignition switch and pgi main relay not to find anything wrong with niether one, replased ignition switch with hond...
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2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD186XY
hi everybody!first i want to thank you all for reading this!here we go!have this car due to a recommendation from one of my customers cause the owner of the car been so upset to his previous mechanic.this car came due to a stall and sometimes no start.the othe... Trouble codes: P0420
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2007 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Security, windows, abs VIN: 5FNRL38747
This is my wifes van. Bought it new. About a year ago it started to have a very intermittent issue with the alarm going off and the windows rolling 1/2 way down. I am aware that the windows rolling down is a feature activated by the remote but this was happeni...
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2007 Hyundai Tiburon SE 2.7L clutch disc VIN: KMHHN66F07
Hello fellow wrenches, This car pulverized the last throw out bearing. Everything in the inside looked good, so thought easy R&R. When trying to put in gear the car tries to go forward when pushing the shifter into first gear. Same deal when trying to put in r...
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2006 Isuzu N NPR 5.2L Cuts out VIN: JALB4B1656
This vehicle is a road sweeper. Come in with a complaint that at low speed engine would cut out. Sometimes it would restart right away sometimes it would have to set a brief moment. Only code was P1293 according to alldata The charge up circuit in the engine c... Trouble codes: P1293
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Starting VIN: 1J4GW48S74
story goes like this: passenger window stopped working. owner drove to windsheild repair shop hoping to get window up. window shop was unable to get window up and when all was said and done, no windows would work and the jeep now starts and stalls. hooked up d...
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2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L abs VIN: SALTY12491
Have code "Rough road signal implausible". Engine misfires but no misfire code. Plugged in Launch scanner and went to ABS datastream. It shows me that engine speed is 3000 rpm and not changing. All 4 wheels speed sensors read 285kph and the car is not moving. ...
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1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L Headlamp on warning chime VIN: JT8BH28F0W
Heaadlamp warning chime is inop. Is there some programming we disturbed when we replaced the master key and reprogrammed security system? Thanks
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L ignition coil VIN: JT6HF10U6X
Gentlemen, I have a P2309 code for ignition coil "D" primary circuit low. Alldata has nothing for this code. Can anyone tell me what coil "D" is?
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2001 Mazda B3000 SE 3.0L rediness monitors VIN: 4F4ZR17U71
at wits end everything checks within spec, evan the head guy for dmv's emission program does not understand the issue, no pending or hard codes viechle will not set monitors, drive counts go up but trip counter stays at 0,cannot find info on what holds or enab...
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Draw VIN: 1N4AL11D82
Customer brought it to us after a jump start. No significant draw on the system. Alternator tested good. Replaced OE battery. Jump started again 3 days later. Tested battery draw - found 70ma for about 40 minutes then dropped to 20ma. Customer left the car wi...
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2006 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4BA41E96
Hello, I have a 2006 nissan maxima that does not start. It has no spark or injector pulse. There are two current dtcs in the pcm, P2101 and P2100, will these two codes cause a no spark no pulse condition? Thanks for your help. Trouble codes: P2101, P2100
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2003 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L engine VIN: 1G2WK52J83
engine noise sounds like rod knock removed engine to inspect rod bearings all bearings look great CRAP now what? this is a veh. that I purchased for resale, no customers involved. we looked at the lifters and push rods asswell after the engine removal all seem...
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2002 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED59Z82
hi guys, this car had a bad overheat. We bought rebuilt cylinder heads from Cylinder Heads International and also put the timing belt with everything, pulled oil pan because oil sludge. Car runs perfect just off idle. Accelerates extremely fast! Used factory ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0306, P0304, P0302
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2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Starting VIN: VS3FB49S04
This car was towed in from another shop. They performed a transmission flush on the car, and inadvertently set an abs light. They disconnected the battery to try to clear it and when they reconnected it, they cannot turn the key and have "steering lock malfunc...
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1984 Toyota Pickup SR5 2.4L altnerator/ regulator VIN: JT4RN65S8E
need help with rewiring altnerator/regulator harness or where I might get the part of the harness that is missing any information will help
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1987 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L No Start VIN: JT4RN62S4H
no start.cranks fine,good fuel pressure,i tried spraying carb.clean into throttle body no good no noise not even a pop.spark looks weak but pulses.timing looks dead on at rotor and crank pulley.no flash codes when jumping connector terminals t and e.
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2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JTEHH20V81
Hey guys, hopefully someone can give me some help on this vehicle. Original customer complaint was for an intermittant stall/dying when coming to a stop, AND a no start when cranking vehicle. The car has been left at our shop SEVERAL times for diagnosis but ne...
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2005 Toyota Camry 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 4T1BE32K55
We have this 4 cylinder Camry that smokes on start up. We have heard about all the sludge build up problems and since it's the first one to come through our doors with this trouble, wondered what any of you have been doing to correct this smoking condition. Fi...
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWWA81H4V
Customer stated vehicle running fine on freeway heard a pop noise and slowly lost power and vehicle died.Saw steam under hood and was boiling from overflow. Vehicle towed in found water flange on side of engine apparently warped and leaking.[ Customer said tha... Trouble codes: P0341
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSP69M61
To all VW techs I know very little about VW diesel. My friend's brother has this Jetta and its getting a P1248 code. I cleared it and it came right back. I have read about many things can cause this code from a fuse to the timing, to the #3 injector. I would ... Trouble codes: P1248
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2002 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L tcm VIN: WV2KB47002
Hi fellow techs--i hope you can help me solve an intermittant ault on this vw bus. As previously stated the bus came to us with a bad transmission and the transmission was rebuilt and installed with all the necessary basic settings done. It worked great and wa...
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2004 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 3.0L turn signals VIN: WAUVT64B34
replacing the turn signal switch repaired the clicking relay. i also left the hazard relay installed as suggested. the instrument cluster had an internal connection issue causing the right turn indicator to illuminate dimly. this problem was a seperate issue f...
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2006 Audi A6 3.2L engine VIN: WAUKH74F16
Thank you all for the responses, but the customer decided to go to the dealer believing she had some warranty work coming. Thanks again.
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1991 Chevrolet S10 2.5L Ing VIN: 1GBCS10A8M
Well it did end up being a timming gear. Dist. just happened to stop right on #3 cyl and just the vibration of the engine cranking was causing #3 cyl. to fire. Thanks everyone.
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2003 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Alternator VIN: 1GCHG35U83
Sorry for the delay in closing.The hvac company that owned the van decided not to put anymore time into this van being that it had nearly 300,000 miles on it.They purchased another van and scrapped this one.They pondered on it a couple weeks and this was there...
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1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 8.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B7KF26W6T
First off I would like to thank the tech's that came to my rescue. The customer chose not to spend any further money on this vehicle so I was not able to finish the necessary repairs to fix this problem.
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2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Control Panel VIN: 1FTPX12544
Well this truck seems to be more complex than I first thought. Customer purchased new instrument cluster and had it programmed. Still no A/C panel control operation and there seems to be MORE troubles. Now there are two codes a B1318 and a B1869. Unfortunately...
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2007 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: 3FAHP07137
Ok I got this from another shop 4 coils had been replaced and crank sensor.The coils where melting inside the spark plug tube.The coils failed taking circuts out in the computer .The repair for this one was 6 new coils oe and 1 used ecm leaving junk coils ...
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1993 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Starting system VIN: 2HGEH2360P
Thanks for all the replies. Intermittent no crank no start with click occurred 1 time in three days. Voltmeter at Black/White wire of connector C124 revealed 12.5 volts to starter solenoid. Replaced the starter.
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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES16501
Thanks for the help on this one, I wanted to be sure it was fixed,I ended up retesting the system anyway you can, with soapy water, evap smoke machine and evan testing with hondas hds, could not find a leak. I replaced the canister and put on the bypass valve ... Trouble codes: P1456 (Fuel evap leak tank side).
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L radiator VIN: 1J4GW48S04
well this one is out the door thanks to all that replyed after talking with coustomer i found out that the cylinder head was replaced back in january with a used cylinder head o joy and by the way this jeep was droped in my lap saturday afternoon i am the thir...
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2004 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Electronic VIN: KNDJC73384
Hi Techs, Sorry it took so long to respond. What happened was the customer to the car back to the dealer and after 2 weeks they replaced the encoder motor, not sure why that took care of the problem- unless inside the encoder motor they have position sensor th...
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2007 Kia Sportage LX 2.7L none VIN: KNDJF723X7
thank you for your help and when the custorer gets out of the hospital from having back surgery maby i can start over on her car. And thanks all of you. merry chirstmas.
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2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1YVFP80C93
thanks for all the replies,most said pcv hose and that is what it was.i scoped o2 while i sprayed carb cleaner around intake and could see the change right away.pulled intake and pcv hose looked ok,pulled off the rubber sleeve and it was sucked in. could be ea... Trouble codes: P2177.
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L timing chain VIN: 3N1CB51D11
bought a new chain and counted the links.. the original dark links for the cams lost the color... thanks to all that replied
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2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D22
HI, EVERYONE ; AS YOU KNOW THIS CAR CAME IN ON THE HOOK, AFTER WE PUT OIL IN CYLINDER COULD START THE CAR , BUT WAS RUNNING VERY BAD. AT THIS POINT TRY TO MOVE THE CAR BY DRIVING IT! BUT AS SOON AS I PUSH THE BRAKE CAR QUIT RUNNING !! MASSIVE VACUME LEAK DUE T... Trouble codes: P0051 (O2 sensor heater), P0304 (Sissfire on 3 cylinder).
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2002 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3ED59Z82
I am closing this because iATN only lets you update once. I am opening a new request with a new update. Hopefully you will be able to find it if you are following it. I tried a brand new MAP from GM and went for a 15mls drive and had no change. It is misfi... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304.
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2005 Subaru Outback XT 2.5L Fan VIN: 4S4BP68C25
Hi Group Thanks for the response. I found the relay actually the fan relay 2 is the cause., some how the relay circuit is feeding back through the ecm.That meens bad ecm. Subaru has a open recall since 2007 on this particular problem. It needs to go to subar...
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2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L fuel tank filling VIN: 4S4BRCGC1A
Thanks for everyones input. I did get the vehicle fixed. all lines were open. Decided to leave vent line off and go fill the tank to see wheat happens. After about a $1 it started spitting back but more like a full tank. back at shop loosened up sending u...
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1996 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Belts VIN: JT3HJ85J3T
Thanks for all the help. We performed the multitude of test you all recommended. After all the test, everything checked out correctly. Although it might not have the best way of repair. We shimmed the idler/tensioner pulley out and this fixed our problem. ...
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1999 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BF28K8X
Well had to send to dealership. Customer will let me know what the fix is. Not to sound like a Jerk,but 90% of the replies were procedures and parts that already have been done as stated in description. Please people read the full description of repair!!! Trouble codes: P0446 (Evap vent control circuit).
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