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2003 Audi A4 1.8L Mechanical
This is a CVT transmission. I have done several of them without anyproblems. For some reason I cannot get this TCM to adapt. Sorry I don't have the codes we've been dealing with this car for a month now. Car came from another shop, gear selector was flashing,...
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2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L engine VIN: WBABS33402
car came in with check coolant leak,and overheat. noticed engine light on, i scanned found misfire on 2 cylinders. but customer did not complain about driveability and during test drive did not notice any misfire. any how i decided to do a combustion test and ...
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2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L battery VIN: 5UXFB53564
Car battery goes dead overnight. Found 2.25 amp draw. Pulled fuses to find circuit that was affected. Found that after pulling fuses for modules in system draw went away, so i puled bus pins from gen. module.With pins removed draw is still their. Nav. system D...
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2004 BMW 545i 4.4L steering VIN: WBANB33524
Since we have started to service this car...we have solved alot of electical issues by replacing the battery with the correct BMW one and registering it with the AUTOLOGIC. Also the alternator solved the overvoltage codes and flickering INFOTAINMENT display. ...
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2005 BMW 745i 4.4L Check Engine On VIN: WBAGL63535
Then after costumer drove 180 miles, check engine was on again, pull engine codes, scanner show 29E7,29E8,29EF, 29F0 check for values adjustment angle B-1 is 0.00, adjustment angle B-2 1.80, inspect for leaks, replaced vacuum hose from valve vacuum pressure to...
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2007 BMW 328i 3.0L Oil Level VIN: WBAWR33567
Can any BMW techs tell me what the oil level reading should be at 100%? The PID is giving me 123 at the Oil Level when Engine is off. Thanks!
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1996 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L air distribution, errant temps VIN: 1G4CW52K0T
When going uphill, the air output drops from the dash registers to the floor, and returns on letup or decelleration. Also, with the dual zone system set on manual, and target temp set at 90, the passenger's side set at it's coolest setting, the passenger's sid...
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2005 Buick LaCrosse CXS 3.6L radio VIN: 2G4WE537X5
Runs battery dead overnight. Battery 1 j-case (under hood) fuse kills draw. Radio/amp (Inside feeds off bat1 fuse) fuse is guilty. Unplugging amp changes draw to 75ma. Problem seems to be that the radio is not powering off and is also keeping amp on. This is k...
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1991 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.0L No Start VIN: 1G1FP33F9M
vehicle will not start without adding fuel to system[carb cleaner] engine will start and run normally until you restart engine.compression 150 all cylinders/fuel pressure 41-45 on cranking/has good spark[new distributer and coil new plugs and wires.road test r...
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1993 Chevrolet G30 Hi-Cube 5.7L No Start VIN: 2GBHG31K5P
Bus got towed to shop for no start. Customer said it started and ran for a few min around his yard and then quit. Stared back up ran for five min than never started again. Fuel pressure is 16lbs, have good spark but i have no injector pulse. I scoped the picku...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Differential VIN: 1GCEK19T44
This truck has no light on the transfer case switch except back light and no communication with the tccm but the crazy thing is there are no codes for it and no service 4wd lamp we checked all power and grounds previous shop replaced tccm and switch with no ch...
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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Pcm VIN: 1GNEK13T44
TCC does not work nor does it get command on data screen when driven. It will go into lockup when commanded from scan tool. TP, ECT, Brake switch all work properly and the PCM harness is clean [no green]but there is a po300 random missfire and I clearly see cy...
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2005 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L odometer VIN: 3GNEC16Z45
odometer shows error,there are no codes in ipc,bcm ecm,or any other module,I think it needs to be shipped for repair,just want confirmation from other techs.any responses would be appreciated
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2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L abs VIN: 1GNDT13S56
This is my wife’s and as we all are aware that seems to be the "one" vehicle that Murphy’s Law kicks you in the shins on every time. This thing has set a code C0196 off and on from the time we bought it with 12K miles on it. I finally got it in the shop to get...
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2008 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L Theft Deterrent VIN: 1GCGG25C68
I have this van that someone tried to steal. I replaced the TDM and lock cylinder due to damage, but I can not get it to relearn the key. I was told by my dealer that I could perform a 30 min. relearn on this vehicle but I was wondering if anyone knew for sure...
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2008 Chevrolet HHR LS 2.2L Power locks Shift interlock VIN: 3GNCA13D38
After sitting for at least eight hours when the car is started the door locks unlock and continue to unlock for five minutes. Also the shift interlock solonioid releases at the same time with foot on brake pedal or not. What I mean by that is that the door unl...
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2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L No Start VIN: 2C8GP64L92
Vehicle towed in cranks but does not start. No check engine light key on. Cranks normally but no spark. I can communicate with PCM (no codes) but cannot communicate with any other module (ABS Trans IPC Air Bag or BCM). I checked power and ground at BCM, it's ...
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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C4FY48B24
This vehicle came in with engine misfires. We found that the valve cover was leaking oil into the plug holes. We repaired the gasket and replaced plugs and wires as well. At the same time we replace both upper and lower right side engine stabilizers. Right aft... Trouble codes: P0462 (Fuel level sensor 1 low), P0499 (Nvld circuit)
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2006 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Touring 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 2A4GP54L06
a little help guys, we have a ticking noise in the engine. noise is there all the time and we shorted cylinders, and noise does not change. it appears to be coming from intake area. more so in center. vacuim gauge does not fluctuate. we removed front valve cov...
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1987 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTEF14Y3H
ok guys, I have a 1987 ford f150 that was running good, but the problem it had was the computer was not truning on the FP relay, jumped it to ground truck fired up and ran fine with the wire connected, disconect the wire while running and truck stalled, reconn...
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1994 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 5.8L Misfire VIN: 1FTHE24H0R
Vehicle came in with a miss at idle and under load and big spark knock at wide open throttle. ping at part throttle. It seems like a dead miss, or a buck. The customer replaced his cap and wires before it came to me but did'nt change the plugs. so i started wi...
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21FX2
this truck came in with a hard to start or no start when cold below 50 umless you plugg it in had 4 injector fault we replaced all glow plugs ipr and an icp did num 4 injector after idm quits firing injectors we replaced from ford truck came back and is still ...
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2005 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1FTRF12205
Hello ford tech pulling my hair out on this one got a p0352 code that i need help with, have changed ignition coil pack 3 times, checked and replaced wires from coil pack to pcm, found corrosion in cam/sync sensor, replaced sensor checked wires from cam sensor... Trouble codes: P0352 (Ignition coil b primary/ secondary circuit malfuntion)
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2011 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FDWE3FL4B
It cranks and no hit or any type of trying to start. Security is proving out no lamp or codes. all connectors look good. Trouble codes: P0300, P0301
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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Surge VIN: 2HGES16581
Vehicle came in with idle problem. She says that in the mornings the vehicle revs up at 1,500-2,000 rpm and sometimes it surges up and down. When she puts it in gear the rpms stay above 1,000 rpm and kind-of picks up speed by it self with out giving it gas. Sh...
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2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNRL38795
Hello all, I have this honda in my shop and have some base questions that i cannot find on alldata/mitchel. I have a overly active rear 02 (bank 2) on this oddesy. I have a solus pro and am not sure what some of the Air\fuel ratio pids mean. First off my lon... Trouble codes: P0430 (Catalyst B2 efficiency bellow Threshhold)
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2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3L variable cam timing VIN: 5NPEU46F16
Bear with me guys,one of my employees made a dumb mistake. In an attempt to replace the timing chain tensioners on this car he removed the tensioner on the front bank( problem #1 he didn't put the engine in time before disassembly. problem #2 he didn't secure ...
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1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L Tcc VIN: JNKCA21A7X
I am looking for help on a P0744 code after several miles of driving. Alldata states this is a mechanical issue, yet I have already replaced most of the components they say can cause this code. This initially started out as one of the codes it came in for, but...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L engine VIN: 1J4GW58N5X
engine in jeep was bad. Purchased used 4.7 from 2000 durango with miles 102,000.compression was good ,changed pan and exhaust to fit in jeep, pan was very clean inside. Installed into jeep. After startup ,the car ran for 30 sec fairly well then got rough and s...
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2008 Jeep Patriot Sport 2.4L ignition VIN: 1J8FF28W88
Other shop brought us this 2008 Jeep patriot no crank no start. We started by verifying that there is no power to starter when vehicle does not crank. Began looking at wiring diagrams and found that the ignition switch sends information to the wireless control...
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2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X 3.8L Heating And Ac VIN: 1J4GZ39189
This is a right hand drive jeep. When in heat mode it blows hot air on the right side only,the center and left side blow cold air. The heater controls are manual.Do I have a broken door ? Any idea ?
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1989 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L No Start VIN: 1LNBM81F8K
Car initially came in for crank no start. Pulled it into shop and threw a charger on it. Fired right up. Was later able to duplicate and found that it had no spark. Checked coil resistance and was out of spec. Replaced both ignition coil and module. Car fired ...
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2006 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 5.4L Misfire VIN: 5LMFU28576
came to us with a bad miss on 4 under a load. it starts with a slight spark knock just before it goes into a complete miss on cyl. 4. we have checked running compression wich is good, exh. back press. is below 1 psi. We also did a induction cleaning just to ... Trouble codes: P0304
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2002 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Ignition coil connectors VIN: JM1TA22222
thanx for any help on this one (2.3 Millen Cycle engine) some other shop did valve covers now the ignition coil connectors are broken Mazda wants you to buy the whole engine harness to get the connectors ($650.00) so before I even try to pull this apart to re...
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2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BK14374
Mazda techs or anyone who can help looking for a possible pattern failure. I already replaced the air flow sensor. Car is not here presently, just trying to get a heads up. Thanks to all Trouble codes: P2187 (System too lean at idle)
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L No Compressor Operation VIN: WDBBA480XH
Need a little help. im working on a 87 mercedes 560sl. came in shop for a/c service, after servicing the a/c tech. noticed no compressor operation, i try to stay away from old euro cars, especialy when it comes to electrical problems, i did some back probing o...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L airstruts VIN: WDBNG75J3Y
Vehicle came to shop with rear suspension leaking down overnight, replaced rear airstruts and let customer have the vehicle back. The customer had the car for about 2 weeks when all 4 corners started to leak down overnight. Got the Benz back in the shop and ve...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L Rear Door Lifter VIN: 4JGBB75EX6
Rear lift gate will not close automatically. Must help the door to get it to close. It opens fine. Replaced motor/actuator assy because actuator was leaking. Problem still exsists. Found fault code 91cf.
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2008 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEFM75V28
2 thermostats, same result engine comes up to 200 degrees in the shop. drive it temperature gauge stays on cold side, scan tool reads 169 degrees, checl thermostat housing with gun 170 degrees. thermostat fits tight in housing, water outlet holds it in place, ... Trouble codes: P0128
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2009 Mini Cooper 1.6L brake light VIN: WMWMF33529
the brake light came on when the brake sensor wore thru and after replacing the rotors pads and sensors the light will still not go out. ebrake is ok and fluid level. Is there a reset for this?
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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Cooling Systems VIN: 5N1ED28Y4Y
This vehicle's temp gage will peg full hot when going up hills and has no heat. customer had replaced timing belt and installed a new radiator when belt was done. has never had heat since. I let run for a while after verifing the concern and noticed that the u...
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2001 Nissan micra 1400CC Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on
This vehicle triggered the mil lamp. DTC found were P0137 & P0131. Once erased the DTCs would re-log within 5 miles triggering the mil lamp. Replace both Oxygen sensors - DTC re-logged was P0131 [rear sensor] - flat lining - reading started at .45v and gradual... Trouble codes: P0137
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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Starting VIN: 3N1CB51D15
hi all technicians,i have this nissan sentra 1.8 2005,not star,i put the sacaner and give me code 335 cranshaf position sensor a, i change the 2 sensor and i do not have spark at sparak plug,check all fuses is good.thanks in advace for this help.
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2008 Nissan Titan PRO-4X 5.6L intermitantly overheats VIN: 1N6AA07C78
Came into shop low on coolant "cust states he did not refill after last t-stat" Air lift, fill with coolant. Test drive about 5 miles. Then Temp gauge stared fluctuating around the half way mark to threequarters. At the same time the heater started blowing col...
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1999 Saturn SC2 1.9L Misfire VIN: 1G8ZR1270X
check engine light on. scaned and has a po300- multiple cyl. misfire. under load cyl. #1&4 misfire. if you unplug the egr valve the misfire goes away. intake is not leaking' replaced ign. coils,module,wires,and plugs with oem pts. tried a new egr valve also. n... Trouble codes: P0300
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, High Idle VIN: 4T1BG22K4X
I have not had a problem with the idle. But customer states that while at a traffic light last week idle rose slightly. It happened to me once today for a few seconds. While stopped RPM rose, put car in neutral and RPM went to 2K then went to normal idle. No c...
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2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L Battery VIN: 3VWCC21V71
Thanks for helping me on this one. I can't stand working on VW's and this is why. I have an 01 Cabrio that the battery will go dead over night. When i disconnect the NEG lead to the battery and hook up my DVOM i get a reading of .27 AMPS. To me anything under ...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: WVWSR61J94
Hello all in IATN land. I have a pump deuce that broke the timing belt and ruined the head. I put a new head on along with all the timing components and a water pump. After we completed the job using the correct tools for cam alignment and the correct head gas...
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1990 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 1GCDK14K4L
Thank you all for your help. I turned out to be the booster. Installed another new booster and all is well. Again thanks for all your help
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1991 Chevrolet R2500 Suburban Silverado 7.4L Blows Fuse VIN: 1GNGR26N3M
THANKS TO ALL YOU GUYS WHO TOOK TIME TO RESPOND.BY THE WAY THIS TRUCK HAD A4L80E,WHICH I UNDERSTAND WAS THE FIRST YEAR THAT IT WAS AVAILABLE.I ENDED UP REPLACING THE SOLENOIDS AND INTERNAL WIRING HARNESS.ITS BEEN GONE 4 DAYS,SO FAR SO GOOD.WHAT I REALLY WANTED...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GCEK19T35
WELL IT IS FIXED DAN HAD THE RIGHT IDEA I UNHOOKED THE BATTERY RESTARTED AND PARKED OUT SIDE IN THE 10 BELOW WEATHER AND AT 5 OCLOCK PRESTO IT STARTED, ALL THE FUEL NUMBERS WERE RIGHT ON WHEN IT WARMED UP ALL WORKS PORPERLY AND STARTS COLD THANKS FOR ALL THE G... Trouble codes: P0171 (p0172-), P0172.
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Classic WT 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 12007CHU07
thanks for the info.i replaced just the front pump per service company.all is good.i was wondering if the side was the primary tank.good to no.i could'nt find any of this info in either site.
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2005 Dodge Neon SRT-4 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B3ES66S45
I recieved many good helpful replies to the concern. I re-tested the wiring and TPS again, and replaced the TPS. After seperating the wires and carefully checking for shorts and cross voltage, no problems were found with the wiring and NO repairs were done to ...
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2008 Dodge Sprinter 2500 3.0L No Start VIN: WD0PE84548
thanx everyone for your advice.new glow plugs and new updated design module all better.removed plugs with engine hot and they came right out. Trouble codes: 2134 (4 plug open), 2267 (glow plug module communication).
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2009 Dodge Charger SE 3.5L steering angle sensor VIN: 2B3KA43V69
car is fixed-thanks to all the quick responces, Thomas from N/Y mentioned a bullitin [...], I had to google the bullitin it involves loosening the torq screw on the coluum shround-the part that the angle sensor fits into and moving it to the upper positi...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTWW32F9Y
Most of the replies I got said that P0308 could mean that any cylinder was missing and if it ran ok to ignore it. It does run ok and I can't verify a miss on any other cylinder, but it can't be ignored because it sets a check engine light so I can't smog it wh... Trouble codes: P0308.
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1999 GMC K2500 Sierra SLE 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTGK23R7X
Pretty much all your great replies is were I was heading. My engine miss was my brand new delco cap corroding, again.I cleaned cap, and blew out vent holes in dist. now it runs fine. I am going to swap the t-stat, and dist. gear this weekend and see what happe... Trouble codes: P1345.
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1990 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L Stall VIN: 1J4FJ78L1L
We have tried all of the suggestions listed already...vehicle started working correctly and has ever since. We put dash back together and problem seemed at one time to be issolated to wiring in engine compartment.Has not acted up since relocating some of the h...
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2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 6.1L headlights VIN: 1J8HR78338
Sorry guy's not much info on this one, assuming some how it has to be re-programed our customer didn't care to take it any further at this time but might in the spring when we put his OEM lenses back in. For some reason he want's to change them in winter? Than...
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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALME11404
After a more thorough smoke test, we found a hairline crack in the left bank catalytic converter. Had converter replaced under waranty. Trouble codes: 1170 (right bank pre cat), 1173 (left bank pre cat).
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2005 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Cuts out VIN: 5LMFU28595
replaced the front right air shock, cleaned throttle plate cleared codes and all is well Trouble codes: P061B, P2106 (Throttle actuator control system - forced limited power).
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2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L compressor VIN: 1YVFP80C83
we didcheck for a shorted wire to b+ and nothing was found.customer has opted to not proceed with further testing at this time should we get a repair on this we willrepost thanks to all.
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Fuel Gauge VIN: WDBNG70J1Y
Hello All, Thanks to all who replied. We recoded the rear sam a second time and all is well. Thanks again Alex J.
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Air Springs VIN: WDBUH65J04
Thanks to everyone for the assistance, not quite fixed yet but at least we've determined the problem. We parked the car outside after disconnecting the electrical connector to the rear air springs and this time both rear springs deflated after 2 days. We were ...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBUF56J96
smoked the intake and found a leak on the front left part of the intake. customer declined on the repairs for now but will notify me when ready to fix them Trouble codes: P2A03.
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L alarm VIN: WMWRC33473
was not able to track this one down, waiting for customer to return when vehicle is acting up. temp outside hasn,t been overly cold. hoping for a cold snap since this only seems to be a problem when really cold. I'll keep ya posted if i do track this one down.
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1990 Mitsubishi Montero Sport 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire
Got to work on this thing again , did what James advised unplugged the airflow meter. It ran great , so now trying to find a cheap way to fix this. New airflow meter $500. Cars not worth $500. But thanks to all
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1996 Nissan Pickup XE 2.4L Stall VIN: 1N6SD11YXT
I ADDED GROUNDS AS TSB STATED CHECKED VOLTAGE DROPS TRUCK STALLED 12 MILES LATER. REPLACED THE DISTRIBUTOR GOING WITH YOUR EXPERIANCES AND GUT FEEL AND SO FAR IT MADE IT TO INDIANA AND ALMOST A WEEK WITH NO STALLING. UNKNOWN WHAT BRAND OF DIST. WAS IN HERE, T... Trouble codes: 100 (mass air flow problem), 1900 (over heat problem), 110 (air intake sensor problem), 141 (rear o2 heater issue).
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2004 Nissan Altima S 2.5L power steering VIN: 1N4AL11E94
Thanks for the input. The center link or steering coupling was the problem. The way the car is made I could not get to the coupling to check it. I had to destroy the p.s.press. hose, steering link and rack/pinion to get the rack/pinion out of the car. After r...
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2006 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Engine VIN: 1N4BA41E76
Yes, we finally got this vehicle out of here. The problem turned out to be vvt solenoids (2), we changed them both and it took care of the starting/timing issue. A couple of techs suggested this, but with no codes pointing us there it took a while longer to fi...
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2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L Airbag light VIN: 1G3WH52H8Y
Well i believe this one is fixed, the consensus of the replies was the SDM was not properly programmed in to the new BCM. I agree. As soon as the customer returns with the Veh. my local Chevy shop will be getting an ear full! Thanks again for all the help! ...
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2003 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G2WK52J93
After extensive electrical testing, we could still not establish comunication with the ECM. Even after eliminating all other modules, everything on the 5v reference circuit and 12v circuit we could still not establish any communication. We had 12.5v going to t...
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2006 Pontiac Torrent 3.4L headlights VIN: 2CKDL63FX6
I DID NOT GET A CHANCE TO LOOK AT VEHICLE AGAIN. THE VEHICLE OWNERS DAUGHTER HAS ROLLED THE VEHICLE OVER. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HELP.
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2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L No Start VIN: JTDBT1239Y
did a crank senser so far looks good still running i never got to check all the sensers it always started the used ecm did not work
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2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L Vsc,Vsc Trac Lights On VIN: 5TDBT44A81
See below - THIS SAVED OUR BACON! We took this vehicle to the Dealer and they told us the Steering Angle Sensor was bad AND the computer might be fried because the calibration wouldn't "take" with their scantool. That answer wasn't good enough for us and boy h...
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2004 Volvo XC70 2.5L Horn/Lights VIN: YV1SZ59H44
Car is fixed problem was spare remote was shorting out disconnected all batteries from both remotes no problems went to install battery in spare remote alarm went off removed battery reinstalled battery in other remote no problems. Thanks for all the help
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