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2005 Acura EL 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HHES358X5
I've had some issues with the NGK/NTK hego installed in position 2 downsteam or cat monitor sensor. The Mil illuminates after about 50 km with code P0139 [slow switching]. Has anyone run into problems with aftermarket sensors causing this in Hondas? or do I ha... Trouble codes: P0139 (Hego sensor B1 sensor 2)
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2003 Audi A4 Cabriolet 3.0L won't start VIN: WAUAT48H13
Car cranks but won't start. Checked live data while cranking and scanner quits seeing data, looses rpm signal. If we unhook crank sensor and crank car the scanner works and of course you see no rpm cause it's disconnected. We ohm out crank sensor and it ohm's ...
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2003 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4HP54K83
Help!! Car towed in three times, initially with no fuel pressure so new pump module installed, now there is an intermittant start/immediate stall. Has left customer and tech stranded twice. Installed new ignition switch assy but now scratching my head. Replace...
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2005 Buick Rainier CXL 4.2L Down shift VIN: 5GADT13S45
Good day everyone. I have this '05 Rainier with a whine type noise (sounds like a jet turbine winding down) that is intermitent. It's more pronounced once the vehicle is up to operating temperature. No related DTC's other than a TR code (P0705). I've also drop...
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1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L blower motor VIN: 1G6KD52Y4T
have 96 deville with auto temp control and the problem is blower motor operation . the blower motor starts but immedately jerks back and forth ck the output from the a/c programmer and voltage flucuates between 1v all the way to 15v has any gm techs run across...
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1995 Chevrolet Beretta Z26 3.1L Misfire VIN: 1G1LW15M5S
we got the car from a shop 100 miles away for a rough idle concern the car in missing on #2 and #3 all the time, there is spark to both cylinders and both have over 150 psi compression we even swapped injectors what am i missing here any help would be great, a...
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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G1JC124XT
Vehicle dies on customer and all I/P light are on, theft, oil check engine abs ets coolant lights on. will not restart for customer, we arrive and it restarts and we can drive for 3 days with it not dieing. Today while standing next to the vehicle while it was... Trouble codes: 1601 (loss of serial comm)
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1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDM19W1X
scanned found p0143 b1s3 volt low and tech2 scanner reads 0-4mv pink and black wire for heater will light a headlamp bulb bright. overlay ppl/wht and tan/wht wires from sensor to pcm now read 451mv like an open ckt both sig hi andlo wires will light a bulb one...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L Converter seal VIN: 1GCJK33161
This vehicle came in with an oil leak, I could see through the inspection plug oil running right down from the converter seal area, and it was a steady stream while running, pulled tranny out and inspected, cannot find anything wrong, seal looks good and is no...
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14W72
Truck came in with random misfire code and #4 cylinder misfire code - history misfire counts of 20/#5 - 80/#1 - 3668/#4 - vehicle runs good and shows no signs of misfire - considering recent tune up, swapped ignition wires 2&4, plugs 4&6, distributor cap and r...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L cluster lights VIN: 1GCHK29UX3
instruments lights are blown, however all gauages work fine, is there a relay to look for. All fuses and wiring look good. Dealer is telling me whole assembly of instruement panel needs replacement, since light bulbs are intergrated and panel works with data o...
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2004 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Cuts out VIN: 1GNDU03E54
The customer complained that you have to ease it up to speed when accelerating. Road tested and vehicle will surge and cut out when under moderate to heavy acceleration or WOT. I.E. getting up to highway speed when turning onto highway in heavy traffic There a...
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2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.2L Cuts out, VIN: 1G1ZT51F86
Hey everyone, This vehicle has an intermittent problem that has only happened with the customer so my description may be pretty vague! The customer claims this vehicle at cruising speed will start to lose power. She says she can tell when its going to happen. ...
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2006 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L flooding out VIN: 1GCFG15X36
hey guys looking for ideas to get at underlying problem of this van. Randomly this van will flood out. Have tuned it up new coil fuel pressure is 55 key off jumps up to 62 when first turn key on. Customer states that the van has never run better, but every mon... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1AK55F86
Vehilce came mil on scan found p0030 heater control ciruit,p0135 o2 heater circuit b1s1.perform test found heater circuit shorted in o2 sensor.service writer sold both b1s1 and b1s2 to customer.vehicle returned 2 days later mil on p0133 b1s1 slow response scan... Trouble codes: P0133 (O2 signal slow bank 1sensor1)
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2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L calipers VIN: 1GNDS13S47
vehicle came in with front calipers locking up. loosened bleeders, still locked,took hose off and still locked up. replaced both front calipers. one week later, vehicle back with front and rear calipers locking up. no abs codes or tractin control codes. once b...
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2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EL55U01
Customer brought car in with MIL light on about 2 weeks ago. Had code P0340 and a stall problem intermittatly. We replaced the cam and the crank sensors, cleared the code, all was good for about a week. Now its back with the same code but not the stall problem... Trouble codes: P0340
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2006 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2A4GM68486
I have inherited a 2006 chry pacifica that was towed in for a no start. It appeared to be out of fuel. The gauge read stone empty and the left side of the tank was out of fuel. I added 3 gal of gas and it starts. Then i was told that we have replaced both fuel... Trouble codes: P2066 (2 fuel level sensor)
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Vacuum Pump VIN: 3B7KF23631
We cann't seem to keep the rear seal of the vacuum pump from leaking. I been into this thing twice now and checked all components for any sign of problem but to no avail. Test run at shop no leakage, driver drives a week and rear seal starts dumping engine oil...
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2004 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L Misfire VIN: 1D7HG48NX4
This Dakota has a light misfire at idle only on cylinder #8. It is not a "hard" misfire, but the misfire counter on the scan tool will count slowly up on cylinder #8 and the idle does feel slightly rough. We originally had the vehicle in with the customer havi... Trouble codes: P0308 (Misfire--Cylinder 8)
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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck Laramie 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 3D7KS28C55
Hello iatn, i need a cummins expert here. This 05 common rail injected starts and stalls when cold, then idles poorly. It will sound fine then all of a sudden it surges up momentarily then stumbles a bit and goes back to a normal idle. It does this every 30 s...
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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 4.7L transfer case VIN: 1D7HU18N56
Used truck with no history and no four wheel drive. The front axle disconnect locked in and will not unlock the transfer case will not lock in and the indicator in dash indicates it is in four wheel drive. No codes in ccn or the tipm but i think the problem is...
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1985 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L misfire VIN: 2FTEF14H8F
this truck makes me fell dumb.it has gas spark comp. and timing but only runs on 4 cylinder not 8.has elderbrok carb and dual plane intake.the only thing i can see is the right side of the intake feeds 1 4 6 7 and the left side feeds 2 3 5 8.the engin runs on ...
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1998 Ford Ranger Splash 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTYR10C4W
This truck has no HO2S activity at any time. Both upstream and downstream show 0.000V at all times no matter what. Tried unplugging one at a time, both together, no change. Tested wires from both sensors to the PCM, no problems. Unplugged all sensors that are ...
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Cooling System VIN: 1FTZR15XDY
After installing new cylinder heads and gaskets.Cooling system has a thumping noise in cooling system..The engine temp never moves past the halfway mark.The thump is felt in all the hoses and echos through the heater core and heard in cabin..I have flushed the...
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Tcc VIN: 1FTYR14X2Y
This truck has a harsh converter lock up at between 35 and 38 mph. It feels like it hits twice before it is locked up. I am the third shop to look at this truck. The dealer said it had a bad transmission. The customer took it to a trans shop and had a rebuilt ...
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2002 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L compressor VIN: 3FAFP11392
This car came to me over a year ago with a bad constant control relay module. The internal relay for the a/c compressor was burned up and not powering the compressor when comanded. Last week the customer decided to get it fixed so that he would have working a/...
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2005 Ford Expedition Limited 5.4L ball jints
This posting is for the correct way to inspect lower ball joints on this vehicle. My understanding by the book is to place a jack or jackstand under the control arm and check for movement by HAND, nothing said about using a bar or lever. On this vehicle anothe...
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2005 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L turn signals dash lights VIN: 1FAFP34N95
I have a question for the ford electrical guys. I have a used focus on the lot that has a turn signal problem. When the right signal is on, engine running and light switch in the off position(drl's on) the dash lamps flash with the turn signal. The same thing ...
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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21P06
Hello and good morning .This 6.0l has a intermittent no start problem.This happens (mostly) after engine is hot. The truck always started cold with me.This scan data is when engine is cranking no start.rpm 180, icp will jump to about 1200 psi then level down t...
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2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L odometer VIN: 1FTPW14V67
I can't get much information from alldata or mitchell on these codes. The odo. reading is blank. No lights, nobody home. No codes in any related areas. All seems to be functioning properly. Instrument panel? $$$
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2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.4L Hesitation VIN: 1FDXW47R38
last we we had this truck come in with low power and ses light on for the egrt sensor we cleaned egr and replaced also the egrt temp sensor2 on rh exhaust pipe also had all tsb and reflahes done at the dealer. truck worked great now this week it comes in with ... Trouble codes: P0529, P00B7
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2009 Ford E-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Shift interlock VIN: 1FDEE35L29
Will not shift out of park -
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1998 GMC Sonoma SLE 4.3L security light, battery light VIN: 1GTCS19W9W
security light and battery light stay on when truck is running. the vehicle is charging at 14 volts and there are no codes stored. the rpm gauge does not function correctly, it stahys at 900 rpm even while revving engine. if i hit the high beam switch the rpm ...
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2002 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1GTEK14T02
Hello We have a battery draw, over night will have a dead battery. After shutting the vehicle off and pulling the key, approx. 15-20 seconds later the fuel gauge goes back up to 1/2 tank, and the temp gauge goes up half way. Put the key back in they drop back ...
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1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: JHMCB7668M
I am having trouble getting this car to pass smog. Car fails for nox on both 15mph and 25mph tests. After running lambda found that air fuel ratio is 17.9. Have replaced fuel filter and 02 because o2 was switching really slow. Catalytic converter was replaced ...
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2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L 4-5 shift VIN: 5FNRL38605
Hi Folks, Wow, what a week- Honda Odysseys' kicking my butt! This van is shuddering from 4th to 5th gear. But only on a slow acceleration. Can happen anytime, but I notices more during the first 10mins of driving. Before I condemn the whole transmission, just ...
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2005 Hummer H2 6.0L ABS Light ON VIN: 5GRGN23U45
Vehicle Sets Code At Fwy Speeds 50mph+- Less Then 1 Miles Aprox 60 Seconds Never At Low Speeds Around Town, Every Time On Fwy. Have Checked Sensor Wiring Inspected Signiture Of Output, Its Good. There is 3-4 mph Diffrence Between Front and Rear Axles. Side To ...
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1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX2746V
Thanks for your time reading this.replaced the above items.cleared codes.all 3 codes will come back,but p0405 will set first after just starting in bay about 6 times.my info is not very good on po405. Ran powers and ground test seem fine.ran continuity test on... Trouble codes: P0405 (Egr senser a circuit low), P0328 (Knock senser 1), P0333 (Knock senser 2)
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW58SXX
Hello all, and thank you in advance for any help you may be able to offer. I have a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4.0L that is kicking my butt. The rest of the shop has worked on it now it is my turn. I have gone through all of the diagnostics again, to make sure ... Trouble codes: P0462 (Fuel Level Voltage Low), P0505 (Idle Air control circuit), P1762 (Governor Low Pressure Malfunction)
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cooling Fan VIN: 1J4GW48S2Y
The cooling fan will come on when turned on by the scanner, The scan data shows fan relay on, A/C allowed,But will not turn on with a/c on engine running,I thought the relay or connector but replaced relay with OE .Had put one on 5-2011 when i replaced the eva...
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2009 Jeep Patriot Sport 2.4L Absm,Pcm VIN: 1J4FF28B19
Customer brought jeep to me with all abs/4x4/brake lights on. I had him take to dealer which put in new absm, still had lights on, charged $1001, and said it needed a new $800 harness. He refused and brought back to me.i found no 2.5 v on bus c wires at absm a...
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1995 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Door locks
Hello, Customer came into shop a couple of months ago with an erratic function with his 1995 Land Rover Range Rover SE (4.0L). Customer came back to shop letting me know that the issue persists and the vehicle locks with remote but does not unlock (and no st...
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1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L power assist VIN: SALPV1243T
Unable to get power assist consistently, abs light is on and blink code is 2-4. I can ground the relay to activate the pump and will have great brakes, but need info on what the abs module needs to turn on pump & pressurize accumulator. Thanks for any assistan...
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1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Hesitation, loses power when hot VIN: SALJY1243W
Vehicle starts fine. From a stop to a go, boggs down and loses power. Also under load and acceleration, loses power. feels like vehicle stuck in neutral when symptoms appear. Replaced fuel pump module, 35 psi fuel pressure, normal. repplaced plugs and wires, a...
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L engine VIN: SALME11473
Hey all you land rover/BMW guys, I have a friends car in my shop with some oil leaks, looks like valve cover gaskets. Are there any common leaks I should know about before I dive into this? I remember reading something about , pcv hoses or oil separator thing ...
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2000 Lexus GS400 4.0L Clock,Radio VIN: JT8BH68X4Y
Dead battery is cause by clock,lighter,and radio on all the time even the ignition switch is disconnected. Remove radio fuse number 2 and power to clock,radio,and lighter is gone. At the fuse box ( wire connector 2b),found wire green with white stripe and red ...
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1997 Mazda Miata 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NA3537V
Hello to all. This Miata has begun generating a check engine light for cylinder misfires at or just following highway driving. Recently, a code started popping up for an IAC concern. We tuned the engine last month (plugs, wires and fuel filter) hoping to fix t... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle Air Control System), P0300 (Random Cylinder Misfire)
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1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall
To all, I have this old Benz from a used car lot. I have no information on this car. I have no history, but suspect car may have been in storage for a lenthy period. Came in barely running customer said was hard to start cold, but I have not had it running sin...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L liscense plate light VIN: WDBRN47JX2
Looking for the location of the SAM control module for the rear liscense plate bulbs for test procedure
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1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 5.0L blow by VIN: 2MECM75F7M
just purchased this vehicle. previous owner had a home made blow by tube inserted where you fill engine with motor oil. once warmed up to temp, the car has excessive blow when you take off oil fill cap and even has oil (seems mixed with water) coming through d...
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2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AC84L7Y
the vihicle has a hard starting speacially when cold in the morning ( intermittant)and also when you let it sit outside for about 4 to 5 hours after 20 secs the car stars up and runs ok we check power grounds powers ok another shop installed an "after market ...
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2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L no start VIN: 5N1BV28U44
vehicle came in on hook. dealer said it needed timing componets replaced them and would not start. it was a no start when i got it. i have random injector pulse and spark. i have 150 psi compression on 2 of the front cylinders. have no codes. checked all fuses...
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2007 Nissan Sentra SL 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1AB61E17
Vehicle came in Crank no start, crank sensor flat line. Replaced sensor would start & run for 10 min & stall Code P0335 would return.Will restart after sitting for 15 to 20 min. Found by wiggling harness at ECM 5 volt signal would drop out to sensor. Plugin on... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankshaft sensor circit)
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2008 Nissan Altima 2.5L warning systems VIN: 1N4AL21E58
Thanks for any & all help. I've never had to deal with a can problem so i might be a little lost on this one. 2 months ago this car came in with a fuel sender code & numerous U1000 can communication codes in pcm tcm tpm meter & ipdm. None were found in bcm srs...
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2004 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 3.4L starter VIN: 1G2NF52E64
i Have this pontiac that has gave me a real run for my money. When you go to crank sometimes it will crank for a second then stop. I have 12 volts at computer for crank request from ignition switch. But the yellow wire to the starter relay from the computer on...
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2001 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L oil level display VIN: WP0CA298X1
The customer hooked up a new battery backward. It fried the alternator and blew the fuse at the back of the radio. I repaired those two items but the oil level display does not work and flashes when key is turned on. Customer states this started happening afte...
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2004 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L turbo lag VIN: JF1GD29624
hello everyone i have a subaru wrx with a turbo problem. seems that its not building boost. with my gauge hooked up driving and when accelerating, boost is flucuating from 0 to 5, then around 5000 rpm, the boost will jump to 10 as i shift. i can move the waste...
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2004 Suzuki Grand Vitara EX 2.5L No Start
Car was towed in cranks, no start. Checked for codes, none. Has spark, has no injector pulse. Check fuses, all good. Alldata doesn't give enough info on what the pcm looks for to fire the injector (cam sensor, crank sensor, etc). Any info would be helpful.
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1995 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L ignition VIN: JT2ST07N7S
Customer has had issues with vehicle going fine for a while then vehicle will not start . vehicle has been towed and after vehicle set's for a little while it will start up and work properly . It has been advise to have the key and lock cylinder replaced . the...
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1998 Acura CL 2.3L park lamps/starter-security VIN: 19UYA3153W
Greetings! We have followed the wiring loom starting with the rear to the front, installed the multi-function/combination switch, and are installing the license plate lamps and brackets. Thanks for your assistance and will post additional information shoul...
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2002 Audi A4 1.8L on highway, from stop VIN: WAUJC68E12
I found that the output for the specified clutch torque ( clutch 1 )driving was turning on and off at the same time the car shuttered. This value is calculated by the control module for the transmission. I went on a test drive and graphed the Nm torque value c...
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1989 BMW 325i 2.5L abs VIN: WBAAA2300K
alot of replies were for the overvoltage relay. we inspected it and didnt find any problems. a previous shop had cleaned the sensors for same problem. we dont really work on bmws and will probably never see another one of this year so we did not attempt to fin...
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1990 BMW 535i 3.5L automatic upshifts VIN: WBAHD2318L
It was the kickdown switch under the accelerator pedal, corroded so that it stuck when the last shop must have floored it on a road test. The replies centered on wheel speed sensors, which were fine, ABS system works fine, and have no bearing on transmission o...
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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Battery Light VIN: WBAGH8340Y
thanks for the help, owner is a used car dealer. can't help him.I saw where to replace ignition switch and that makes sense. I also learned these are not obd complient. when someone goes to many shops theres no way to do anything else. I,ve got a DIS program ...
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2001 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L airbag VIN: WBACN33441
well it turns out the customer informed us that the light turned off for some time then came back on and off . she basically is not all that concerned about it ,maybe a money issue . any how i think it does have something to do with the connector. sorry i do...
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAV33491
Customer has not brought car back in for us to re-check. We were planning on starting with the basics to determine why cylinder #1 gets low compression at times. Thanks for the help!! Trouble codes: 238 (EE misfire cyl. 1), P1343, P1342, 168 (A8 thermostat map cooling mechanical jammed open).
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2006 Buick LaCrosse CX 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 2G4WC58216
we have checked for oil leaks and also checked intake gaskets did not find anything. talked to customer dosent want to look into at this time they will keep an eye on oil level.
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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, Will not shift VIN: 1GNDT13S63
Okay. First of all I feel extremely foolish. It came to be that the bolts from underhood fusebox were loose. Tightened bolts all problems were solved. Trouble codes: P1512 (Min throttle pos not learned), P1682 (Ignition sw ckt fault).
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Differential VIN: 1GCEK19T44
WELL I PUT ANOTHER NEW TCCM IN AND WENT TO PROGRAM PRESTO IT WORKED, UPON TEST DRIVE VEHICLE GOT STUCK IN AUTO, WENT BACK WITH SCANNER AND NO COMMUNICATION. I DECIDED TO CHECK PIN FIT WOW FROM ALL THE SHOPS THE CAR HAS BEEN AT THE CONNECTORS AT THE TCCM ARE SC...
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2005 Chevrolet Aveo LS 1.6L MIL Lamp on, "hold" lamp VIN: KL1TD52665
Well another one down the road. This one was definately not a normal "check it and fix it"! The U0401 code is set according to GM "diagnostic info" because the data recieved by the ecm to the tcm is incorrect. Specifically: TCM detects incorrect throttle po... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random cylinder misfire), U0401 (Invalid data recieved from ecm).
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2006 Chevrolet Equinox LS 3.4L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNDL23F06
well i finally got this vehicle to act up for me,and i checked data on snap shot.It ended up being the map sensor.Its sometimes hard to find when it wont act up for you and no codes set. Trouble codes: P0068.
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2007 Chevrolet C4500 Kodiak C4C042 6.6L Engine oil/ DPF VIN: 1GDE4V19X7
On the one with the dpf clogging. We figured out the cat was not working.So we replaced the cat and I have been watching the aftertreatment data and it is working good four weeks after the repair.As for making oil on the other bus. It also had a clogging dpf s...
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L air bag
Thanks for all the help. Some had questions. The unit was new from Chry. It was replaced because the old unit wouldn't communicate. The "new" communicated just fine but alas it wasn't really new. Here's the deal when programming the VIN in a PCM, TCM, BCM, on ...
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Readiness monitors VIN: 1B7HC13Z5W
First, I want to thank everyone who took the time to respond!! It is greatly appreciated!! Well, the root cause of all the evil was the reprogramming of the computer. It was not a DRB3 that was being used by the place that performed the programming for us. It ...
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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Cuts out VIN: 3B7KF2661X
my questioen has been addressed,thanks for the replies,a new lift pump and inj pump are on ,tank back in place {no sock} truck working great.
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTWW33F5X
Thnk you to all that replied. We swapped injectors left to right, and the problem followed the injectors, so at that point we knew we had an injector allowing air into the system through the nozzle. We replaced #4 and problem solved. Thanks again, Tom
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2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L timing
Ok the car came back today I checked the pcv valve hose and it was sticking so I replaced it and the elbow. then found and repaired a small vacuum leak, took the autolite plugs out and put motorcraft sp478 back in then road tested for 30 miles no problems. THA...
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2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, lacks power at times VIN: 1FTYR10DX3
Sorry for the long time gap here. Well, I appreciate all the replies but many seem to have not understood that there is absolutely NO indexed components on any of the timing components (and a chain/no belt). Everything spins freely once the cam or crank bolt...
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Injector VIN: 1FTNF20P64
Thanks to those that replied. After much testing we disconnected the harness to the fuel injector control module and found some of the connections not making contact. Did repair as needed and it run great. Thanks, Al
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2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU73E24
Re-programmed the keys using snap on verus and ford's website, and problem was solved. I am unsure why the computer would loose track of the program with the keys, but after re-programming vehicle starts fine. Thanks for all your help. Trouble codes: B1601.
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2007 Ford Freestyle Limited 3.0L rear calipers VIN: 1FMDK06117
Thank you all for the rapid replies. Your answers were exactly right: the piston in the right rear caliper must be screwed in counter-clockwise, and the piston in the left rear caliper must be screwed in clockwise. It reminds me of the old Chrysler products ...
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2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L steering VIN: 1GTHK23103
Thanks to everyone. We suspected the steering gear and everyone agreed. I just wanted to be sure that there wasn't someting weird going on since it would turn one way. So with the customer's approval we'll be replacing the gearbox.
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2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG22562
Ok we got to the bottom of the Accord missfire issue. Bottom line is that #4 cylinder has 10% leakage from the exhaust valves and #5 cylinder has 20% leakage from the exhaust valves. Even after the customer put 200 miles on it since we last saw it. When the en... Trouble codes: 303 (304 -), 304 (305 -), 305 (300 -), 300.
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2000 Isuzu N NPR 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 4KLC4B1R3Y
Alright, it needed a fuel filter... The customer swore that the filter was new when he brought it to me the first time. I looked at it sure, AC Delco, looked new enough to me. One thing I didn't mention in my initial help request was that when servicing the...
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1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Tappets VIN: SAJGX5744V
THANKS FOR YOUR INPUT EVERYONE, DID A LEAK DOWN TEST AND CONFIRMED CYL 4A WAS THE PROBLEM, 100% LEAKAGE, PULLEDD THE HEADS AND FOUND INTAKE VALVE DROPPED THE SEAT. HEADS ARE AT THE MACHINE SHOP, HOPE TO HAVE IT RUNNING NEXT WEEK
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1J4GW48S12
thank all of you guys the problem was the pcm i relace the pcm and the truck runs ok .. buy my question was when i scann the truck it had code p0303 after one week the the code change to p0203 thank all you guys ,
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L Vacuum Pump VIN: WDBGA51E1P
Finally got a handle on this one! Thanks to all who replied. Alfie and Bryan were correct. I found a kit on e-bay that has all the needed parts, (and P.N.'s) for adapting the new style pump to the older body style, there are 4 different P.N's and 14 pieces tot...
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1996 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 4M2DV11W6T
Thanks to all that answered my request. We have tried everything that was sugjested to us and a few more and still have the same problem...So the customer has desided that it is not worth the money to continue anymore...Again thanks to everyone Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor), P0171 (O2 bank 1 sensor 2), P0731 (Trans 1st gear).
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2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L Unknown VIN: WMWRC334X4
Oxygen sensor values need to be set prior to clearing fault codes and then key cycles have to be performed there after then clearing of the fault code no further problems at this time
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1997 Mitsubishi Legnum 2490CC TCL Traction Control
TCL light now stays off. Vacuum lines had been wrongly positioned. The TPS was out of adjustment. The TCL solenoid gave the correct ohms reading - between spec 36 - 44 oms. We checked it a number of times in the vehicle & out. It worked correctly (HELD VACUUM)...
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2004 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Varible Valve Timing VIN: 1N4BL11D94
Thanks to all who responded. I think Paul, Clay, Rodney, Guy, and Luke were the most accurate. Another shop had replace the timing chains. I am almost certain they are not installed proplerly. The customer finially told me the chain was replaced because of ...
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2002 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L #8 Push rod VIN: 2G2FV22G62
Thanks for all the replies. We have determined that there is no direction other than the obvious. I explained to the customer that our next move would be to pull timing cover and look for an access to blow back through oil passages and if we came up empty ther...
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2000 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L MIL Lamp on
Well- finally! One morning with the motor cold I had my guy start it up and race it up. This little baby pin hole made my face feel cold air. The pipe to the motor had a pin hole factory weld leak so I started tearing into it more cold! Found 3 more. So I... Trouble codes: 133 (slow response B1S1).
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2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JTDDR32T6Y
A new ECU fixed this vehicle. After performing the tests that Mitchell recommended, I was able to determine that the ECU was damaged. Another factor that assisted with the diagnosis was the fact that the ECU heated up to 180-200 degrees within a minute after t...
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2005 Toyota Tundra 4.0L Unknown VIN: 9W1WB55645
thanks to the replys i would of taken along time to find that problem but it was the selector range switchnever saw it because it was located on the opposite siede of the transmission, istalled new switch and now ok thanks again
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WVWPD63B03
hi guys every one was correct i removed the turbo charger and found the inlet rotor seize and pressurized the turbo seal leaking replaced with lkq thanks to all
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1999 Volvo S70 AWD 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LT56DXX
Sorry guys. Customer declined to go any further on diagnostics. Without having the volvo equipement to check data this car is nearly impossible to diagnose. Thanks for all the sugguestions. Trouble codes: P0455, P0236, P0237.
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2002 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L Key Cyl
Thanks everyone. It hasn't stuck again, but a new lock assy is ordered, its a few days out. Doesn't sound like a big deal to change...well other than I gotta pay for parts not a customer ;-) Dave
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2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L turbo VIN: YV1CM91H14
We found that the waste gate is stuck on the right side turbo and not opening when under boost, customer is not sure what he wants to do at this time
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