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2002 BMW 325xi 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEU33442
Car idles but once you touch the throttle it dies. I tried replaceing the intake camshaft sensor with no improvment. I checked to see if the camshaft sensor was getting a signal to the computer with the new and old sensors, both gave the same signnal so I can ... Trouble codes: P0340
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1995 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L rear brakes VIN: 2GBEC19K7S
I cannot get this truck to bleed properly. I replaced all the brake lines except the two going to the master cylinder. All were extremly rusted. Replaced wheel cylinders(because the bleeders had been broken), pads, rotors, drums, shoes. Red brake light is now ...
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L EGR monitor VIN: 1GCHC29102
Hi folks, This is the truck I use for my business and I need it to pass California smog. I've replaced the glow plugs and took care of the check engine light this week but now I can't get the EGR monitor to run. This is a non-continuous monitor and it needs t...
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2002 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.3L Lack of power VIN: 1GCGG25W52
Once again thanks for looking. I know this post makes us look like we just try new parts and don't know how to properly diagnose.i have looked thru the archives here and went thru identifix as well. The vehicle will run fine in park or nuetral. All info good o...
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2010 Chevrolet HHR LT Panel 2.2L No Start VIN: 3GNBABDB6A
Found codes listed. Could not communicate with ABS module with Tech 2. Unplugged ABS Module and car started. We believed the ABS module was bad grounding the high speed lan so replace module and reprogramed. Car towed back in same problem. Same codes. If we cl... Trouble codes: B1370 (SDM Modul Device Ignition 1), B0090 (SDM Rollover Sensor), B0081 (SDM Passenger Presence System), U2108 (Lost communication with ABS Module)
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2008 Chrysler Sebring Limited 3.5L Battery VIN: 1C3LC65M58
Thanks in advance for any and all replies, this is a fun one. Car would not start due to low battery. Fully charged battery and tested it - OK. Found 400 mA draw, pulled all fuses, stiil there. Disconnected Alternator, still there. Disconnected all connectors ...
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L air in system VIN: 3B7HF13Z7W
Hey everyone, i have another weird one. I have this dodge that came in with leaking timing cover gasket. Did the timing cover gasket, thermostat, chain and all new gaskets. After installing everything back together filled with coolant, heater on, topped off wi...
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2004 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L engine VIN: 1B3ES26C84
it runs well after first sensor but it came back for another cam sensor replaced.first auto zone then oem dodge n same results.comes back w/same code.cam sensor.runs good for 15 minutes w/power on hiway then total shut down on power.limped back in.no other cod...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L ABS light on. VIN: 1FDWF36SXX
Customer came in complaining of an intermittent unwanted abs stop and abs light coming on. Found code C1229 for rear sensor. Went for test drive with customer and monitored all 3 wheel speed sensors. All three sensors read the same even when light comes on. Tr...
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Scope Info VIN: 1FTNW21F92
Hey guys/girls, this is my first time posting here and I'm only looking for some information. I CANNOT for the life of me find any information on the APP idle validation switch. I cant figure out whether or not it is an ACTUAL on/off style switch that goes fro...
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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Oil leaks VIN: 1FTWW31PX5
My truck was throwing codes P0299 and P0234 and one time went into limited power mode after towing my 11000 pound trailer for 5 hours. Based on prior experience I knew the turbo vanes were sticking. EGR was clean and not P0404. 20K miles ago a new center housi... Trouble codes: P0234 (p0299-), P0299
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1995 Honda Civic del Sol Si 1.6L Pressures VIN: JHMEH6160S
Hello IATN, I have a 1995 Honda Del sol that came into me with high A/C pressure on the high side. When the car first came in it had 30psi on the low side, 450psi on the high side and blowing 70degs out of the vents. Also the customer complained about the car ...
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2002 Infiniti Q45 4.5L audio VIN: JNKBF01A52
audio system inoperative. performed self test function within av system- results show connectivity issues with av control unit and audio unit. also shows no connection to cd changer. checked signal on data line to and from all components in av communication ...
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2006 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRC33556
With knowledge that vehicle was in a wreck, I went to find the outside air temp sensor... should be behind bumper cover. Of course I'm posting because after tearing down the nose, I can't find any sign of the sensor or remains of it's harness. Dealer says the ... Trouble codes: P0070
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2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L fuel guage VIN: JN8DR09X53
I have a code p0462 Fuel Level sensor A circuit low input causing a check engine light and fuel guage is stuck on full. I have already replaced fuel pump/sender assumbly with one from nissan. Same problem afterwards. Any ideas on a fix?
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2004 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L No Start
Hello all and thanks in advance for any help. I removed this engine due to horrible sludge build up and smoking on initial start up. I removed the engine and transmission removed heads and had them reworked. Reinstalled heads and new timing chains guides, and ...
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1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0AA2992X
Need some help from the Porsche experts as I do not work on many of them. New customer came in with this car. CEL is on with listed codes. He recently had all 4 oxygen sensors replaced elsewhere for the CEL along with the A/C compressor. CEL came back on sho... Trouble codes: P0410 (Secondary air system bank 2), P1411 (Secondary air system bank 1), P1128 (Oxygen sensing adaptation idle range bank 1), P1130 (Oxygen sensing adaptation idle range bank 2), P1123 (Oxygen sensing adaptation upper load range bank 2), P1125 (Oxygen sensing adaptation upper load range bank 1)
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2000 Volvo S70 GLT SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS56D7Y
Hey guys, I just got back to the shop from vacation and got this 2000 volvo s70 turbo that the other tech in our shop did a head job .it ran fine for about 1 week and now its back due intermittent no start it'll crank but no start and if it starts idles rough ... Trouble codes: P0327, P0332, P1238, P1618, P0014, P0722
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Cooling System VIN: YV1VS29591
This car is a newer (to us) shop car. One day started to run hot. Found engine oil into coolant system. 1st replaced the engine oil cooler, replaced the thermsotat, flushed and rinsed oil from coolant system (with water and Dawn). Ran for a while but started...
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2004 Audi S4 Avant 4.2L driver door window VIN: WAUPL68E64
Turned out the aftermarket regulator took a dump also. Replaced with OE and that works fine. Motor stopped working along with everything else at drivers door. Other windows worked fine but only with their door switches. Drivers door electrics all dead. I'...
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Electronic VIN: WBAAM3349Y
Thank you for everybody's help apparently the relay is staying on even if the car is turned off replace the fan and now its fixed.
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2005 BMW 545i 4.4L compressor VIN: WBANB33545
Hello no one could actually answer what i had asked? but further checking of the vehicle we found the compressor wiring connector just not clipped in all the way note this was a clutchless system so wiring is kind of tough to see or get to thanks BMW but thank...
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2005 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L battery VIN: 2CNDL73F75
Well weare gona call this one fixed, its been gone 2weeks with no complaints. Thankyou again for all the replies. I kept my ego in check with all the replies that our eguipment is no good or we weren't hooking it up correctly... So it turned out there was a fa...
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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1AT58H89
Remove timing chain cover and reinstall timing chain on the marks, the code did not come back, when first removing the head I did not rotate the engine and had the timing chain and cam pulley marked with yellow paint, possible might have gotten a tooth off. Trouble codes: P0016 (ckp-cmp correlation), P0017 (ckkp to exhuaust cmp correlation).
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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Dream 2.4L abs pump VIN: 3C8FY68B62
sent owner to dealership could not get car to act up just a past trouble code. I did hook up a low amp probe to pump and actuated pump had a good pattern.
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2004 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L reverse gear VIN: 1B3ES56C64
hello every one really not that complicated,just did'nt know where to head in at. the bushing under the hood was missing so i replaced it,it helped but still hung up at times,took of the console and there is a ajustment like Alvaro said so i adjusted it about ...
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2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L brake lights VIN: 1FMFU18565
The majority of responses said to either retest BOO switch, or just replace it. I have retested it without causing failure. I pass the car while parked nightly, I am just going to have to catch it when the lights are stuck on, It is a very random failure. At...
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2007 Honda Accord LX 2.4L vent mode control VIN: 1HGCM72367
Thanks for responses. The customer like always thought the less he told me the better. Not having seen an abundance of 07' Honda accords, I have no basis for comparison of what the factory panel looks like. If I did it would have saved me a 3rd phone call t...
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2004 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L Gas Tank VIN: KMHWF35H44
Replaced canister funds carbon parts lose inside and purge solenoid
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2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L Compressor VIN: JNKCV51E84
For some reason the ac all over sudden blows cold all the time. Told customer to bring it back if starts misbehaving
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2006 Kia Rio 1.6L No Start VIN: KNADE12326
Thanks to all that reponded.basaed on the replies it is most likely a faulty purge valve. I was not able to recreate the problem at my shop.the customer will return when it happens again.
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2002 Skoda octivia 1.6L no hot air from blow heater
Many thanks to all. I removed the water pump to find that only half of the plastic fins were attached to the back of water pump ...fitted new one and all is well again .
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2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Stall VIN: JT2BG22K41
I realy appriceate all who takes the effort helping me diagnosing this Intermittent problem,and sorry for the [...] wait,I was just making shore The problem solve.with all the good inputs I first focus on the EGR system so I unplug the vacuum from the EGR valv...
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