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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Shifter VIN: WAUED54B01
Alldata says to use the VAG to try to connect, it says cannot connect to Data Buss, missing message from TCU. We check shift solenoid and brake switch and found that they are both working normally. Sometimes it will go into drive but very rare. More often it h...
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2002 Audi A4 1.8L Brake VIN: WAULC68E42
Hi everyone. This audi came in with hard brake pedal when cold start in morning or freezing temp drop. It's was water inside the brake booster and frozen it up. I remove all water and it's look dry after leave overnight, then it's working fine for couple day d...
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Cuts out VIN: WBAGH83491
Engine will stall at idle only; will immediately re-start and then stall again in 4-5 seconds (this 4-5 second stall/re-start/stall pattern repeats itself continuously)Engine will NOT stall if throttle is kept open; if engine rpm is kept above 1250 the engine ...
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2003 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L Srs VIN: 4USBT53433
The car came in w/ the "air bag" (picture) light on. There was a code 9897= SBSL Control Module fault- unable to communicate. using AutoLogic we could communicate with the SBSL (also called b pillar sensor) intermittantly. While monitoring the communication on...
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2004 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABD33494
Bosses friend brought in her bmw says it needs a disa valve unable to find information in alldata.Would like to be sure of the problem instead of throwing a part on that im not sure what it is.Thanks for your time and effort
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2006 BMW 525xi 3.0L coolant VIN: WBANF33506
Hello, I have this BMW with oil in the coolant. Has obviously been going on a while and, the vehicle runs fine. No coolant in the oil. It does have a lot of miles on it and, it was overheated (I don't know how bad) a couple of years ago due to a failed water ...
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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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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L whole truck VIN: 3G5DA03E32
I hope someone has run into this one before. This truck (SUV) has a very annoying vibration ( like engine is resting on frame)at idle in or out of gear. It can be felt throughout the whole vehicle. The engine does not seem to have excessive vibration when plac...
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2000 Cadillac DeVille DHS 4.6L Dash/cluster/HVAC display VIN: 1G6KE57Y3Y
I do have communication with DIM,IPM AND IPC. Data shows good on dim & ipm but on ipc scan data shows no data on all values. This thing is eating my lunch. Any or all advise greatly apearicated... (-:
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2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L Timing Belt VIN: 1G6DM57N03
Have this Opel powered Caddy that needs a water pump & Timing belt. Can this job be done without the aid of the crank positioning tool?(K/M J42069-10) I have universal cam holding tools, but nothing that even looks like this. Are the marks on the sprockets pre...
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1977 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.0L th200 trans VIN: 1N47U7C172
Hi Guys This trans came in needing a rebuild. 5.0L, th200 trans. I have been told the th200 can not stand up to the 5.0L engine. It has the 2 barrel carb. The guy wants to keep it all original. I want to know, will that trans will shell with that motor stock?...
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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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1996 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNDM19W1T
Vehicle has a mifire mostly when cold. It happens under acceleration, goes away at speeds over 30 mph when in top gear. Once engine warms up, a very slight miss occasionally, but is almost completley gone. Symptoms seemed to match those for a bad injector asss... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire detected)
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2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCHG35R61
When the vehicle first came in it would idle but had a heavy misfire under acceleration. MIL kicked a P0335 code. We had been burned by one before so we started by adding washers to the crank sensor. When that didn't work we watched the scanner and reference w... Trouble codes: P335
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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L 4 wheel drive VIN: 1GNEK13Z14
Ok I have seen moat of the things that go wrong with the controls for the 4 wheel drive on these, but this is different. I have no 4 wheel drive , all the lights on the switch are out , i can get no codes out of the system but the dash is telling me i need to ...
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2004 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GCDM19X04
Cust states vehicle will not start. Had at dealership in another state and was told they needed an engine due to excessive crankshaft endplay. Dealer stated it had.110 end play. Vehicle was towed to us. Vehicle starts and runs fine. No codes. Has 65lbs of fuel...
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2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1ZT51F76
have this 06 malibu here the customer has tried to fix and gave up. have scanned all modules and found no indication of a VTD problem. however it acts like a VTD problem. it will run on carb spray, has spark, has compression, has fuel, just no inj pulse. is i... Trouble codes: P0463 (fuel level sensor ckt)
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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 5.3L Cruise Control System VIN: 2GCEK19J88
Greetings! Looking for some direction on this - Alldata is a bit scant on detailed information. System is inop - indicator on Cruise Control on/off switch does light up when turned on. Scan tool reads all switch buttons are working properly. For lack of any ot...
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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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1995 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.9L No Start VIN: 1B7HC16X7S
This thing is gonna be the death of me. My unce's truck. Has had as no start condition when it rains & the truck has sat overnight. Been going on for about 5 years. Happens only about 2 or 3 times a year. Have never seen it act up myself til now. I have thrown...
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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 4.0L wipers gauges headlights VIN: 2D8HN54X48
Received vehicle from customer stating that intermittently the wipers come on, headlights flash, the instrument cluster lights up like a Christmas tree, and the fuel gauge drops to zero. When it acts up, sometimes it does it for a second, some times for minute...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L engine running VIN: 1FTSW31P33
this truck came to me on a trailer. dead batteries and very little imformation. it has had #4 injector changed and the injector driver modual rebuilt. after changing it the truck seamed to run fine for about 1/4 tank of fuel then started missing again and runn...
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2003 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L windshield washer and headlites VIN: 1FMZU72K73
I am getting ready to tackle this tomorrow so as I looked at the wiring diagram all I see in common is the multifunction switch. Has anyone seen this before. I thought the maybe a gem module (with water intrussion) but not in the system. Thanks for any help in...
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2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W55
Fuel rail pressure sensor P0191 not fixed w/new fuel pump and filter. Not sure where else to turn in resolving this issue Trouble codes: P0191 (p1237-), P1237
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2004 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L drain VIN: 1GTEK14T54
Vehicle came in with a drain on the battery. With the truck off, when the positive is pulled away from the battery and then reconnected there is a buzzing noise in the area of the instrument cluster as if it is powering up. Is this normal? Or could this be whe...
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2007 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6L Passenger door and Heated seat VIN: 1GKEV33757
Hello have a intermittent problem with passenger door. The passenger side power window, door lock, mirror and passenger side seat heater will all stop working. The seat heater switch is located in the center console so I do not know why it would stop working a...
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2008 GMC Canyon WT 2.9L dash lights VIN: 1GTCS19988
The dash light intemrmittently are inop. The codes were erased and only b2622 returned at this time. The lights are now working. We removed the bcm, checked ciruit board for corrosion as we noted some problems on this model were due to corrosion as per identif...
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2008 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6L radio VIN: 1GKER237X8
hi i hope all of you haveing a good year so far,we working on 08 GMC arcadia,the truck has fw problems some times the radio coms on wt everyting off,and the other problem sometimes it wont tunr off get the key out and still running, i wonder if eny one seen th...
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2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L Engine VIN: 5J6YH28523
This engine has a knocking noise that sounds like a bad hyd lifter which it doesn't have. The noise is coming from cy# 1 if you run it with the compression gauge on cylinder one the noise is gone. I'm thinking it has a bad rod bearing or broken piston that is ...
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2006 Hyundai Tucson GLS 2.7L starting VIN: KM8JM72D06
vehicle starts intermittently when you CAN NOT start there is no communication with scanner happens 2 out of 10 times not overly familiar with foreign vehicles no tsb found on unit please help
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, Fast idle VIN: 1J4GW58N2Y
Hey guys, this one has me stumped. Customer comlains of fast idle, verified idle at about 1600-1700 RPM, found DTC P0505. Cleared code, went on test drive, code immediately comes back. Went through diag tree for code, checked for short to ground on each IAC wi... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle Air Control Circuit)
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Wont turn left VIN: 1J8GW58N33
The power steering will not turn to the left, sometimes it will when it it is warmer...It turns to the right just fine...It acts like the power steering pump is not even working when turning left, no assist at all??? Thankyou
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2004 Kia Rio 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12544
scan for codes on engine computer and found code for o2 sensor that was fixed just by replacing the B1S1 O2 sensor.also found a code P0501 for the vehicle speed sensor.Here's the dilemma ; When I look at the transmission data stream it shows normal vehicle spe... Trouble codes: P0501
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2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L heater VIN: 1YVFP80D44
Vehicle came in overheated with a bad water pump tensioner. When the tensioner let loose, the belt broke the plastic heater "t" that supplys coolant to heater core. So we replaced the tensioner, belt, water pump, thermostat and t/heater hose assy. Customer is ...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L will not shift out of 1st VIN: WDBGA51E8T
Changed transmission fluid and filter, transmission worked on first test drive. On second test drive two hours later car will not shift up. Removed pan to make sure filter was installed correctly. Any throughts
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L air bag VIN: WDBUF70J63
This car has had the passanger rear bag replaced twice, Iam having a problem with the fact it needs to be replaced again. The reason for the replacement is the fact the bag is out of position again. What could cause this and what is the cure?? The system will ...
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2000 Mercury Cougar 2.0L No Start VIN: 1ZWFT6030Y
I have this mecury with a bad fuel pump drive module. I have been unable to locate one #xs8a-9d372-ad Ford does not sell it anymore,not at salvage yards or e-bay.I was thinking if any one has tried the escort module or has a idea where to find one.Its too nice...
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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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1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JA3XE74C9N
This car has a surge or hesitation under light throttle applications. Feels like a bad tps but i am not finding anything wrong with it. I have read many articles on the suspension control module leaking voltage and causing a surge but i have already unplugged ...
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2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 3.5L abs sensor VIN: 1GMDX33LX6
have this awd .set code for rf speed sensor malfunction.and awd disengaged.my question is why does the abs still work?anytime i see a abs fault the abs is disabled.i am not formilable with this car so i am puzzelled.also needs rear wiper motor ,i dont think th...
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2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L xenon headlight VIN: WP1AA29P44
Dear Cayenne friends, this one gives us a little trouble. 1 month ago, the right XENON headlight did not work. Headlight was FULL of water due rain. We checked it out, sealed headlight unit and replaced (on customer request) headlight control unit with used u...
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2002 Saturn SL2 1.9L noise VIN: 1G8ZK52712
Good morning! i have a 2002 saturn sl2 here, customer requested drain and refill on transmission. Had no issues before this. I drained and refilled transmission and replaced spin on filter. Test drove vehicle and had no issues at all. Customer came back after ...
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2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L Intermittent VIN: 4S4BRBGC6B
This posting is for a friend with a new Subaru Outback 2.5 with 43,000 miles. He reports that when he's driving 55 to 70mph youll feel a bit of vibration in the steering wheel floor(passenger floor pan); it's not all the time. If you bare to left vibration got...
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1988 Toyota Camry 2.0L No Start VIN: JT2SV24E8J
Customer was driving and car just quit running. Still had key power and car would crank but no start. When I got the vehicle I ckd for codes which there was none. Ckd for spark, fuel pressure & compression and all were good. The plugs were wet with fuel so I b...
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1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Engine VIN: 1NXBR18E0W
Hey guys! What RO program are you using? We wanted to transition to a new RO writer and didn't know how to go. The one we have is FRED, and it works well, but it's getting old. -What do you use? -How do you like it? -What don't you like about it? -Have you ev...
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2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Accessories VIN: 4T1BG22KX1
this one is beating my head in,the coolant fan will not come on. well this one is crazzy. ive got 2 powers and one ground to the relay and the fan will not come on.If i go to put thr relay in the fan will come on,if I push it all the way down in the slot the f...
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2003 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L unknown VIN: 4T1BF28B13
when vehicle hits speeds of 15 mph to 22 mph a huming noise begins sounding as if around windsheild area can not find any obstructions and or debris to be causing noise. has anyone else come across this issue
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2005 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L Release Bearing VIN: 5TELU42N35
Vehicle came in with a noisey release bearing. ( Chirping Noise) Removed slave cylinder and slid throwout arm back and forth. ( Needed a Prybar ) Remove Trans, Where bearing slides on stub was excessively warn, Installed new stainless steel sleeve to correct t...
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1994 Volkswagen Golf CL 1.8L prndl switch
Hi all. I am looking for a lot of help here. We have a 1994 VW Golf CL. I tried entering a vin ([...]) but I thnk this is a Canada specific vehicle. Customer compaint is that the PRNDL indicator in the instrument panel is not working sometimes. The...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WVWRH63B52
got this car from another shop, the car runs fine at operating temp. when the car is cold idling it has a misfire that is random to all cylinders.checked vacuum is only 15 cold and moves up to 17 at running temp.has anybody seen this problem, maybe cam timing?...
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L No Start VIN: YV1VS29561
Dont work on a lot of volvo's but customer was towed in with a no start condition. While cranking engine over sounded like timing belt had broken and was out of time. Customer stated that he had heard a snap when cranking it over, removed upper cover and pulle...
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2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L P0116 and starting VIN: YV1SZ58DX2
Vehicle arrived with oil leak from the cam seals. As the vehicle was approaching the 105K mile mark, it was due for its timing belt replacement. Using the BAUM cam locking tool and the crank locking tools, the cam and crank pulleys were removed and the seals r...
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2006 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV4CN59226
When the car starts the fuel pressure is at 55psi,then drops to 44 psi after about 30 seconds.Setting the code p0089 within 18 seconds after starting. Trouble codes: P0089
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L rear O2s VIN: WAUEH24B3Y
Evidently the pcm looks at the resistance of the actual O2 sensor via voltage and not the amp draw of the heaters themselves. Sealing the exhaust leaks around the rear O2s kept the codes from returning. Thanks to all that responded.
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2003 Audi A4 1.8L Mechanical
Thanks to those that replied. The fix was we did a complete drain and fill on the trans, the fliud was low and looked really bad, we then went ahead and did the adaption and all is fine car shifts great, thanks again tom
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2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L engine VIN: WBABS33402
i decided to remove the new water pump to inspect and low and behold the plastic impeller was broken completely out and stayed in the block when i removed the pump. we decided to install a new pump with a metal impeller and all is good now. i guess this is a c...
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2004 BMW 325xi 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on
thank you all it was a vacuum leak from intake manifold. Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305.
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2005 BMW 545i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANB33585
Well I need to leave this one alone FOR NOW as this vehicle has not acted up since my post. We have had it for a week now and it has warmed up in the last week and now all is normal with daily road trips with this car.I would like to give an extra thanks to Sc... Trouble codes: 2D03, 2D0F.
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2002 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 1G6EC12962
Thank you for all the replies on this one. We had suggested to customer monthes ago to replace both crank sensors and he did not want to open his wallet at that time. After seeing all the replies from other technicians the customer was willing to put them in. ...
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2007 Cadillac Escalade ESV 6.2L suspension VIN: 1GYFK66857
The fix for this vehicle was the electronic suspension control module. The High speed serial data circuits were open at the module. The diffaculty diagnosing this was the operation of my tech 2. The vcm in the tech 2 would not work on this truck but would on o...
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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Pcm VIN: 1GNEK13T44
I want to thanks everyone for giving me the strategy for this truck. We only received it for the diagnosis the shop that sent it will do the missfire repair. Thanks again Seth
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2005 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L odometer VIN: 3GNEC16Z45
I am going on my instincts and some of yours,I am a former chevrolet tech and I will be shipping it,That is the way to go and that is what we did as chevrolet techs.Thanks for your input guys
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2006 Chevrolet Express 2500 6.6L Poor Idle Quality, noise/vibration VIN: 1GCGG292X6
Didn't receive many replies on the theory of a failed turbo, that was a major clue. We looked elsewhere. This is what we found, the Duramax engine when mated to a 4L80E transmission instead of the Allison, there is an adapter flex plate to step down to the sma...
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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1AK15F97
HI THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLIES.ENDING UP TAKING IT TO THE DEALER.7 YEAR 100000 MILE POWER TRAIN WARRANTY.IT WAS THE CAM SHAFT TIMING CHAIN & GEAR.EVEN THOUGH THE ENGINE RAN GOOD THE CODE WOULD COME RIGHT BACK AFTER CLEARING IT.CUSTOMER WAS HAPPY IT WAS COVERED... Trouble codes: P0016.
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2010 Chevrolet Equinox LT 2.4L Engine VIN: 2CNFLEEW3A
Thanks to all who replied. I tried most of the suggestions. I installed a cut-off valve before the high pressure injection pump, once closed the pressure dropped 20-30 psi within 3-5 mins and in 10 mins pressure stayed at 10 psi. Oil had strong odor of fuel bu...
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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3C3EY55E55
I believe you guys with the cam timing issues are correct. The used car lot has decided to send this one back to the auction but I think I stumbled across the problem. When I took a sample with my pico scope, I was mostly concerned with the timing of the spar...
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2004 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L hard steering VIN: 1B3ES56C04
WELL AFTER THE RESPONSES AND GETTING THE CAR BACK I REMOVED THE PUMP AND CHECKED IT. I FOUND A LITTLE DIRT IN THE RESERVIOR AROUND THE SCREEN. I REMOVED THE RESERVIOR AND CLEANED IT. I REMOVED THE PRESSURE FITTING AND DID NOT FIND ANYTHING UNUSUSAL SO I REP...
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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Fuel goes from back VIN: 1FTDF15N4M
THANKS TO AL [...] I CAN SAY IS GOOD LUCK TO CUSTOMER.
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2001 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Starting VIN: 1FMZU73E11
hello everyone and thanks to all-this was the explorer from he**! problems started when fuel pump failed.owner then proceeded to crank it until battery went dead. next he jumped it with cables backwards! the ecm did'nt much care for this.the fix was new ecm,ne...
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2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L A/C Compressor VIN: 1FTYR44V13
First and foremost I wish to sincerely thank the 7 that replied to my help request. Most of the replies suggested either looking at the relay or just replacing it. What I did was splice a 12 volt bulb into the compressor feed circuit. This way I could quickly ...
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2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP73W65
FOUND IT... Several Tech's hinted on the fact that ONE bank was effected. I removed the valve cover and found a broken guide. This will change the valve timing (more noticeable at idle) and will have a slight misfire feeling. Replaced the timing chain, guides ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multipal misfire), P0355 (Primary ignition).
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2006 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L fuel delivery VIN: 1FTPF125X6
After contacting the company responsible for the aftermarket system, technical support said there was no adjustments available to the fuel delivery system. However we found out that by restricting air flow by installing a baffle in the air tube and fine tunin...
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2007 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Stall VIN: 2FAHP71W57
I am calling it fixed. I found that the a/c would cut out and the PCM was the cause of that. Lab scope and IDS on different circuits until it acted up. I was sitting in it and turned on the a/c and after few it started getting hot. I checked and IDS said a/c c... Trouble codes: P0403, P0406, P0135.
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2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty FX4 5.4L Steering VIN: 1FTWW31518
problem was tire and air pressure replaced tires with LT 265\70r17 10 ply rating and adjusted air pressure to specs problem solved thanks friends for the help
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2011 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FDWE3FL4B
Fuel volume looked good, check harness splices on drivers side, fuel pump has 55 psi not a fuel pump or module problem. TP and APP sensor bot looked ok. Crank singal looked fine. we talked customer into taking it to dealer so he doesnt waste money. Trouble codes: P0300, P0301.
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2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.2L cruise VIN: 1FT7W2B68C
Well, this one was more schedule than work. First you need a cruise 'kit' which is essentially a switch that pops into the left side of the steering wheel, PN BC3Z-9A818-AA for this one. My cost is $55.00. Then take it to the Ford dealer or if you have a lapto...
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2001 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Stall VIN: 4S6CK58W51
WE TOSSED ALOT OF PARTS AND IDEAS AT THIS P.O.S. 100. THE PART THAT WORKED WAS THE CRANK POSITION SENSOR. WE REPLACED IT AND GAVE THE CAR BACK TO THE CUSTOMER. WE CALLED HER BACK AFTER 2 WEEKS AND SHE SAID SHE HAS NOT EXPIERENCED ANY PROBLEMS. GO FIGURE A S...
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2008 Infiniti G35 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1A398HGD38
thanks for all the great suggestions,i already reflashed the ecm when trying to diag.what we did to fix was replace both throttle bodys and relearning idle air volume(still took lots of attempts to relearn.i didnt disconnect one of the maf sensors but that ma...
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1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start, No injector pulse VIN: KNDJB7237X
We found that after replacing ECM and Fuel pump relays that engine started. We initially jumped power to 12 volt power supply wire of mass air flow sensor and it would run therefore led us to replacing the relays.
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L cabin heating VIN: WDBEB31EXS
Hey Gang, This ordeal has been one of the more bizzare incidents in recent memory. I originally had the understanding with the customer (so I thought) that I would investigate the repair issue and again get involved with his car once a plan of attack was for...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Charging
it turns out the glow plugs remain on untill tmp rises a bit then they shut off and volt come up to 13.78 with a fully charged batt i was checking it as soon as car started like 2 or 3 minutes after so wait or disconnect glow plug connector on left fender to...
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2006 Mercury Mountaineer Premier 4.6L starting system VIN: 4M2EU48886
Thanks for all the replies, We left the vehicle outside over the weekend and came back monday with it working fine, problem has not reoccured yet.
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1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais 2.3L fuel injectors VIN: 1G3NF54D3J
Sorry for the delay, but this is a car that has been on the back burner for a long time, bottom line found rub through on crank position sensor wire and repaired, started right up and ran for 20-30 mins, died same problem. when cold it will start and run. Tri...
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1994 Other GM HEAVY RESCUE 330CID Low fast idle
thank you to all whom replied. seems that we'll have to purchase prolink for our fleet of fire trucks. after this, maybe we can upgrade the rpm's. shame that dealers and reps don't even carry this stuff anymore. thank you to all again whom replied.
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2003 Saturn Vue 3.0L canmshaft VIN: 5GZCZ53B23
Thanks everyone for your replies, all were helpful. Special thanks to Mathew from Tenn and Troy from Penn. The cams indeed did have A's and E's. Machine shop had used an etcher to put their own marks on the cams which happened to be right next to and on top o...
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2008 Smart Fortwo Passion Cabrio 1.0L Thermostat VIN: WMEEK31X18
Thankyou for the input Tucker, Jahmal and Peter. we went with 3hrs, responses were from 2.9 to 4hrs. Still waiting for the t-stat from dealer. I appreciate everyones time for a simple request, we just couldn't find the info. Kevin
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2006 Subaru Forester X 2.5L no comm. w/scan tool VIN: JF1SG63666
Thanks to all who took the time to reply. Replacing the PCM with a new unit was the fix. Apparently the used module the shop installed after my initial diagnosis was faulty, outputing 12 volts on all data network lines.
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1987 Toyota Van Wagon LE 2.2L Unknown VIN: JT3YR26W4H
First Thank You to everyone that helped with all the replies. The fix was a worn transmission tailshaft bushing. The bushing was worn and caused excessive play in the driveshaft. The driveshaft was hitting the protective metal cover at the end of the trans. ta...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L No Start VIN: WVWWH63B23
Well, this fine ride disappeared when I wasn't looking, and as I stated before, I wasn't the tech working on it. Anyway, here's what folks suggested: Several folks suggested a coolant temp sensor problem. It is two sensors in one housing, and tend to fail. ... Trouble codes: P0321.
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