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2000 Acura TL 3.2L 1-2 shift VIN: 19UUA5660Y
Car came in with 1-2 shift slipping pretty bad. We installed a rebuilt trans from our aftermarket supplier using Honda ATF DW1 fluid. It now has a shudder on the 1-2 shift on mild accel. On light accel and harder accel it seems ok. All other shifts are ok. It ...
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2004 Acura TL 3.2L Engine block VIN: 19UUA65554
Need tech support here, 04 perfect shape TL. started burning oil to the point of flashing MIL, almost impossible to drive. Oil deposits on most plugs, pulled firewall side B1 head, strange wear on cylinders. Car has extended warranty, warranty company inspecte...
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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L power door locks VIN: WAUDH68D21
Customer complained of inoperative power door locks. Remote will cause alarm horn to beep (confirmation) when locking / unlocking. Trouble code 01367 (air pump switched off)pulled using a Launch X431...the pump does not activate. I havn't been able to get enou...
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2003 Audi A4 Cabriolet 3.0L no start VIN: WAUAT48H73
motor seems like it's difficult to turn over like a low battery even with charger on.all our basics check out. we have spark, we have fuel pressure, injectors are spraying, checked for blocked cat, disconnected it no change. had code for misfire cyl.3 and o2 s...
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2010 Audi A4 2.0L Oil Pressure VIN: WAUAFAFL0A
This came from a body shop after a front end crash, to shut off all the lights on the dash (check eng, oil press, abs, trac, air bag, TPMS). After recoding, adjusting steering angle sensor and clearing codes I'm left with the low oil pressure warning. The "low...
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1995 BMW M3 3.0L Drive-axles VIN: WBSBF9326S
Help BMW Techs! This customer brought his CV axels in to have CV boots replaced. While working on one of them on the bench the outer cv extended and tipped completely to one side ejecting one ball. Now no matter what we try we cannot reassemble the joint and g...
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2002 BMW 745Li 4.4L Auto Release VIN: WBAGN63472
The automatic trunk opener is operating slowly. We have checked the fluid level in the pump. The question is how do we check if the the trunk supports or the pump is the cause?
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1995 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HR52L4S
this vehicle continually sets code P0341, I've gone through the flow charts for code 341 and 342 with no help. I believe that I [...] have a wiring problem, but I have tugged and pulled and wiggled every wire on this thing that I can got to and I have found noth... Trouble codes: P0341 (cam/crank error)
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2001 Buick Regal LS 3.8L trans. shifting VIN: 2G4WB55K91
transmission has shifting issues. takes off in 2nd, will shift 3rd. no first gear, no overdrive. has code p0758. we have checked wiring harness & connector at transmission but see no issues. code symptoms don't match our shift problems either. this is a replac...
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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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2005 Buick Rainier CXL 4.2L Monitors wont reset VIN: 5GADT13S05
Could use some help with this one. Replace coolant sensor and thermostat for check engine light. That was easy. Now the hard part. Cleared codes and performed drive cycles and have 2 monitors that wont complete. Evap and secondary air. Drove this truck 400 mil...
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1994 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Stall VIN: 1G6KS52Y2R
I have this Cadillac that will intermittantly stall going down the road at cruise. Sometimes you can drive it 20 miles and it will never act up but than at other times you can't get a mile from the shop. When it does stall it is like someone just shut the key ... Trouble codes: 95 (Engine stall detectedhistory)
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2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6L See Text VIN: 1G6DM57744
I'll try to keep this short, because I could type for hours. Car was towed in because shifter won't come out of Park and now key won't release to take out, stays in accessory , but will crank and run. Has U1300 in ECM, and U1000 in all other modules except Rea... Trouble codes: U1300 (In ECM Only), U1000 (In all other modules on Bus except RIM)
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1995 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Speed 25+ Flywheel Grind Sound VIN: 2GCEK19K2S
After rear main seal replacement customer brought me this truck with a grinding that sounds like the flywheel is hitting something. I checked the flywheel and looks fine. Readjusted the transfer case linkage and four wheel lights come on. At speeds above 25 th...
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1WF52E71
Hello GM techs. I just have a question about programming a BCM on this Impala. The car needs a BCM, I have installed a used one and relearned the passlock. The car starts and runs no problem there but the service vehicle soon light comes on and it sets a code ...
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2003 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L Valve Noise VIN: 2CNBE13CX3
Upper timing chain guide on head broke and fell behind cam gears which caused all of the problem on the interfence engine. After students r & r the cyl head and replace all components and cranked engine the valve lifters make a very loud noise. My question is,...
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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LTZ 4.2L Front Brakes VIN: 1GNDS13S63
This is one of the "from hell" vehicles that we all dread. Truck came in with fading brake pedal. I verified the master was bleeding by and installed a brand new unit, Cardone, bled the system and was told to install new rotors and pads all the away around. af...
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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G1AK15F47
I have an 07 cobalt with 2.2 that ISNT overheating, just running warmer than usual. Customer has had car since new,and states that car always ran between 185 and 199,according to inst.cluster display. Recently it has began to climb to 218-222, only at idle. We...
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2008 Chevrolet Equinox LS 3.4L shifter VIN: 2CNDL23F78
unable to shift out of park intermittantly when cold
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2000 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 1C3EJ56H1Y
I know this is a stupid question that i could find if i did little more homework. Chrysler 2.5 customer has been putting water in it too long and now all freeze plug are rusted through. Does the 2.5 have freeze plugs in rear of block?
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2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out
Hello Group, Ok, I have one of these Sprinter vans here that will not rev over 2000 RPM, in park or driving it. The only code I have is for #4 glow plug. With my Modis I can watch the data stream and at a idle I see 4600 + - 100 PSI rail pressure. when I rev t...
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1994 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.5L Cuts out VIN: 1FDKE3DG1R
I have spent all morning on this. The engine cuts out. idle or off idle. i tried disconecting the timing connector to see if this made a difference. no change. problem does not appear to be IGN related. Fuel volume doesnt appear to be a problem, when racing en...
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Timing Chain VIN: 1FTDX1764W
hi guys I need help . this truck came with tear apart both heads by some one . it was overheating the cause to replace head gaskets, planing to put all parts together I notice this is interference engine so search on all data and Michell and both said the copp...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSF31FXX
We have a 99 f250 7.3 with a no start cold if u cycle the key many times and hold your foot on the gas pedal it will fire and die after you do this several times it will finally stay running. Did a cyl. Power ballance test and injector 8 came up tested compres...
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2003 Ford Focus SE 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34Z83
This ford is coming in with a P0171, Before I begin, This is a 2.3l DOHC engine with electronic egr valve. I smoke tested the system and found no leaks when cold. Spray carb cleaner all around intake and did not notice any short trim change during open (engine... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean)
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21P03
hey everybody!i'm posting just to get some advice for this truck that it's suppose to come tomorrow for no start.a friend of mine scanned and told me that only had codes for icp but when i was going home yesterday decided to pass by with my scanner to double c... Trouble codes: P006A, P0401, P0403, P2290, P2291, P2617
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2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, shudder VIN: 1FTPX04585
Truck hesistates upon acceleration, under light and heavy loads. Faiure not replicated in shop, only during test drive after 60mph (100 km/hr) no other apparent failures
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2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTPX04506
This truck came into our shop because the customer thought he had a trans problem. Testing resulted in no codes in trans or motor. The truck seems to have a violent misfire under load after lockup at low rpm (40 - 50 mph). Can cause a slight misfire or what ev...
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2007 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L 3-4 shift VIN: 2FAHP71W77
Can anyone tell me what years of crown vic transmissions will interchange with a 2006 crown vic pi
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1999 GMC Yukon SLT 5.7L No Start
Helping out a friend here. 99 Yukon with the 5.7 Vortec, vin R. Vehicle running down the road and died, never to restart. He checked for spark and found it present, then he sprayed carb cleaner in the intake and truck runs as long as you keep spraying. He assu...
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2001 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GTHK23171
Having problems with connecting scan tool to this vehicle and running function tests. I first used and OTC , when trying to perform cylinder kill test , kept kicking me out of the system - no comunication ect. Purchased a MDI from Bosch w/tech II on lap top - ... Trouble codes: P0202, P0204, P1261 (ECM detects circuit fault related to high voltage cylinders 146or7), P1262 (ECM detects circuit fault related to high voltage cylinders 235or8)
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2002 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L no start VIN: 1GKEK13Z92
1 week ago towed in no start, started up no problem, check codes DTC 1631 cleared tried for 2 days no problem sent on its way back again yesterday towed in started up no problem same DTC check BCM data pass lock valid code 5 starting good all day long. dont wa...
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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L latch VIN: 1HGCG3254X
Door will not open from inside or outside. I suppose the latch is broken internally. I have a [...] TSB that covers 1990-1993 Accords. Talks about removing seat and door panel with door closed. I have had this TSB a long time, but actually have never had t...
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2001 Honda Accord LX 2.3L unknown VIN: 1HGCG56441
Vehicle has a loud squeal from the front of the motor on cold start. Not a belt squeal. Sounds like something is dry. Removed belts to be sure and noise still present. Removed timing cover, put car outside overnight and noise appeared to be from balance shaft ...
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2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG22562
Hello Honda techs. I have this 02 Accord 3.0L V-6 with a stange missfire issue. This car has a noticeable missfire when cold at idle in park or drive and some times will set mulitiple cyl missfire codes and a random code as well. Now as the engine warms up the... Trouble codes: 303 (304 -), 304 (305 -), 305 (300 -), 300
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2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Charging VIN: 2HGES26724
Hi We are trying to find some help, this 04 civic has been having charging issues for awhile it came to us in sept of last year and the complaint was that they had to jump start the car. We did battery and charging system test and found that with a load the al...
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2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 5FNRL38625
Trying to replace serpentine belt tensioner, all aftermarket tensioners and honda have a 10mm bolt hole for the main pivot This van has a 12mm center pivot bolt have checked years up and down nobody seems to have correct one. Has any of you Honda guys seen thi...
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1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Tappets VIN: SAJGX5744V
After repairing cooling system , noticed unusually loud tappet noise on right side cyl. Headrecommended to customer that we pull valve covers to inspect timing chains, (customer said chains and tensioners had already been replaced, but go ahead and inspect) pu...
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2005 Jeep Liberty Sport 2.8L Fuel temp sensor VIN: 1J4GL48575
Good afternoon My question is where is the fuel temperature sensor located my MOD is very vauge on location. This vehicle runs fine, but of course I need to be able to get this light to turn off and clear the code. My other problem is no DRBlll so my genisis ...
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2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Abs Module VIN: 1J4GL48K46
This 2006 Jeep Liberty came from the auction, ABS light, ESP light, and trac light on. So I attempted to retrieve codes from abs module, using OTC genisys, but would not communicate. So I checked all power supplies and grounds, and checked data link circuit to...
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2006 Kia Rio5 SX 1.6L engine VIN: KNADE16306
I am working on 06 Kia Rio5 which has a manual transmission. I am trying to replace the motor(engine). Mitchel says that lower down the motor and the tranny with the craddle. Is this the best way? Please let me know the short way. Thanks a lot in advance.
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1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Traction Light VIN: 1LNHM82W9X
When u turn trac off this car has no problem but it will come on under hard accell every time
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2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L Mechanical VIN: JM1FE17N24
hi guys i have this car in my shop i did several repair to this vehicle replaced spark plugs and crank sensor vehicle will runs if vehicle shut off after running for long time vehicle wont start wont start hot but if engine cool down vehicle will start any ide...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 5.5L head light VIN: WDBUF76J85
On this 2005 E55, I have fault code 90B2 which read Component E2M2 (Right dynamic curve illumination) motor OR lead is faulty. I have power going to the motor and I am able to command the headlamp to move upwards and downwards (range adjustment) on both sides....
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2006 Mercedes-Benz S430 4Matic 4.3L TPMS display on dash VIN: WDBNG83J06
Alldata bulletin Tire monitor System - False warning message. Factory manual requires downloading information into the scan tool. We have IScan that can get into the system. Before we start we want to make sure we can accomplish this without a factory scan too...
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2006 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS 3.8L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A4MN21S06
This is my wifes truck and i have been trying to diag in my spare time truck has a code for all o2 sensors and i have determend ecm is bad mitshu. Wants 800 for 1 plus another 100 for reflash so i sent computer off to a company that says they can rebuild it fo...
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1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Hesitation, Misfire, Egr opens all the wa VIN: 1N4DL01D3X
As stated this has a new egr valve, new bpegr and the intake was cleaned out. What is happening is instead of the 2 to 4 inches of vacume coming to the egr valve i am getting full vacume of 18 inches right on acceleration and when ever the solonoid turns on. I... Trouble codes: P0400
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2005 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L Radio & Heater Control VIN: 5Y2SM63825
We have some backlighting not functioning in this Goyota. Does anyone know in advance which lamps I need to get in order to repair the radio and heater control backlighting? Any advice on lamp replacement? I suspect I will be soldering when it comes to the rad...
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1993 Subaru Loyale 1.8L No Compressor Engagement VIN: JF2AN52B6P
We got this older subaru with a bad compressor. We installed new compressor, drier, expansion valve and flushed system. Added the proper amount of oil and charged with r-134. Now compressor will only engage for about 5-10 sec. When first turned on then shuts o...
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2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E41
Hey guys, I'm banging my head against the wall on this one. I have 2001 Carolla with the same ol p0440 code in it. Tested the charcol canister solenoids and pressure sensor and they were bad. replaced it with a part from the dealer that came as an assembly wit... Trouble codes: P0440
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2006 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5L Charging VIN: JTMBK32V06
we have this rav4 towed to our shop with complaint of not starting. found battery to be dead. charge battery and load test. battery checked out ok. checked charging system and vehicle is not charging. only showing 11.50 volts. replaced alternator with a toyota...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWCA21C4X
Car came in running very poor, scanning with vagcom showed cam sensor code, after inspecting cam sensor found it had come apart. Replaced cam sensor with cam gear since it had destroyed old one. Car still runs the same only now with no codes. If I pinch fuel r...
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2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L wiper VIN: 2HNYD18923
This one is fixed, being the wifes car it took awhile to get back to it. Removed wiper motor module and found slipring contact broken off, installed new module and verified repair all who said motor were right on the money, glad to have the reset tips also. Th...
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WAUEH24B3Y
I want to thank everyone for their help. I especially want to thank Tony for saving me lots of time. It is possible to do with out removing timing belt. Thanks again to everyone. IATN is the best! Oh, and no more oil leaks!
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2002 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6L body VIN: 1G6EC12972
the PCM was replaced by a new one reprogram and al the problems were solved not after 4 days of checking testing and investigating . over and over by the way 1 PCM replaced from the dealer was defective took 2 PCM s to get it Thnak you for every one input
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23114
thanks for all the replies.Upon further testing,we removed the injectors---loaded with rust and debris,causing too much of a restriction and the fuel was by-passing.Recommend replacement of the injectors and a cleaning---now it's up to the customer.As always,t...
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2005 Chevrolet Colorado Z85 3.5L headlamps VIN: 1GCDT19695
thanks for all the help ended up bieng combination of fogged headlamps and alt low amperage at idle
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.7L driver climate control VIN: 1D7HU18B43
Thank you all for your replies. I will look into the possible broken blend door when there is spare time since this car is a personal vehicle. I will post my results after the repair.
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2005 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L Starting VIN: 1D7HW48N05
Thanks to those who replied to my help request. Kent, your help made a difference in the way of diagnosing. It made it so much easier by not waking up modules. As I was sitting in the truck staring at the wiring diagram of fuse #14, I realized I haven't op...
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2008 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L hvac housing VIN: 2B3KK53H88
thanks for the replies. a closer look and the doors and found the recerc door to be broken where it goes to the actuator. was held into place but would not rotate with motor. I will put in a new door and see how it does. thanks, Matt
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2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L trans VIN: 1FTRX18L1Y
FIXED! I finnaly started thinking different and cked for pwr on the cir. and found none , cked the relay and found it ok ,next cked the fuse and found that it's missing (had prev.cked all fuses w/test light and were ok But didn't ck for missing fuses)and the ...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTWW33F53
Most of the replies recieved talked about injetctors. I found that when i unplugged the ICP sensor the rough idle smoothed out. So i replaced the ICP sensor and it runs perfect. Trouble codes: P0263, P0266, P0284.
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FDSF31L44
Thanks for the advice guys.I load tested the crank sensor wires one at a time with a sealed beam headlight.I hooked up at the sensor connector and at the PCM connector through the headlight,completing the circuit to the battery positive and negative.The headl... Trouble codes: P0320.
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2006 GMC Savana 2500 4.8L dash lights VIN: 1GTGG25V86
So far no fix found. We are going to put 10 amp fuses in line to seperate direction of fault so we know which way to proceed. Thanks for the replies. Matt
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2008 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L door locks VIN: 1GKFK16388
Thanks to all that responded, believe it or not vehicle had three bad door lock actuators. The customer never said nor knew if actuators went bad all at once or one at a time, Sure would have helped but as usual got to be a detective and a technician ! The rem...
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2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L Engine VIN: 5J6YH28523
Found spun rod bearing on #1 cylinder thank for the help
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2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L No Start VIN: SAJEA51CX4
Thank for your replies, but ive checked all fuses with an omhmeter they all checked good and we have Ids software it kept going back to the legacy program, the fix for this car was the power distribution box the slave ignition relay that feeds power to the ign... Trouble codes: P1146 (Generator load low input/generator c line low input), P1582 (Flight recorder data is stored/ electronic throttle data is stored), P1629 (Internal voltage regulator/generator front right line failure), P1338 (Fuel pump circuit low high input), P1637 (Can link ecm/abs control module network malfunction), P1643 (Can link ecm/tcm circuit network malfunction).
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1995 Jeep Wrangler Rio Grande 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 1J4FY19P8S
Thank you all so much for your help on this one...I decided to go with the OEM comple assembly as it was too risky to buy another master and play with that for hours on end, it wasent too exspensive and was a treat to install... Thank again mates!!
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2004 Kia Amanti 3.5L Speedo VIN: KNALD12434
Thanks for the help everyone. I got three replies and all helped in different ways. Richard and Rashid both said to test it on the car and if no signal part is defective. Chris told me about a free KIA Info website for more help. KIATECHINFO.COM Some of...
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2008 Kia Sorento LX 3.3L Misfire, Shudder VIN: KNDJC73538
We determined that the problem was definitely the torque converter management concern. Vehicle went to the dealer for a reflash. Initially we installed Shudder Guard and the bumpiness at low speeds with less than 10% throttle could no longer be felt, however...
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1998 Lexus GS300 3.0L abs VIN: JT8BD68S0W
Thank you for all the great replies. Many suggested to look at the toner rings to see if there are any cracks and other very good suggestions to scope all 4 sensors to look for irregularities possibly due to air gap or toner ring issues. I have seen many probl...
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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L heater VIN: 4A3AC44G13
THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPLIES THE REPAIR PROCEDURE IN MITCHELL IS PRETTY VAGUE AT BEST ONLY TELLS YOU TO REMOVE IN ORDER OF NUMBERS BUT NO STEP BY STEP I HAVE DONE MANY HEATER CORES THIS ONE IS JUST MORE TIME CONSUMING MOST CARS I USUALLY DIVE INTO AND HAVE NO IS...
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1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Stall VIN: JN1CA21D5V
Sorry so late to post, wanted to give it time to act up. Some problem items that were mentioned- MAF, ign switch, ECT, CMP. CKP, ECCS relay. Then I found a TSB mentioning problems with wires breaking inside loom near front of engine. Wiggled thios harness, cou...
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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Oil Leak VIN: 5N1ED28T9Y
After pulling the left exhaust manifold, I found that the problem was #2 cylinder only, and it was a mixture of gas and oil that was coming out. Cranking compression on that cylinder was 75psi dry, compared to 165 on the others. Wet only brought it up to 115. ...
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2005 Nissan Murano S 3.5L Fuel pump VIN: JN8AZ08WX5
Thank you for all of your help I suspected the fuel damper and it was the problem Thanks
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1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L Steering gear/Pump VIN: 1GHDX03E8X
Thanks to all who responded, air appears to be the problem here, Ive never had one this bad, the ultimate fix here was to rig my a/c vacuum pump to the top of the resivior, and pulled vacuum for about 45mins,(we had been using a hand vacuum pump per A1 Cardone...
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