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1999 Acura CL Premium 3.0L Bearing and Hub VIN: 19UYA2257X
both front wheel bearings have failed my problem is I can not get this appart I tried a slide hamer which we made up with a four ft pipe and a Morgan knocker slide weight can not get it to budge this is a bolt in bearing assembly I ended up taking the knuckel ...
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2002 Acura RL Premium 3.5L engine Missfire 1,2,3 VIN: JH4KA96562
P0300, p1201, p1202, p1203, p1399 codes
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1999 Audi A4 1.8L radio VIN: WAUBB28D4X
To all Audi specialists, We replaced the battery in a clients car and now need a radio code but the Dealer wants $130.00 for the code. If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated. thanks guys. S/N 097156, VIN: [...]
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2001 Audi S8 4.2L No Start, no communication VIN: WAUGU54D31
No communication, no spark, inj. pulse, fuel pump operation, over 1v. swing on crank sensor. I can talk to every other module in the car. Trans, abs, auto hvac, cluster all have faults for missing ecu data bus signal. Been told by ecu rebuilder that ecu is f...
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1993 Bentley Brooklands 6.7L electric window VIN: SCBZE02D7P
Hello Bentley techs, this 93 Brooklands got new driver side window motor gear. After the repair all was well and working fast and nice. Then I closed the window and parked the car. The next day I noticed the glass was not working like the day before. To make l...
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L e-brake VIN: WBAEV33483
Replaced e-brake shoes with customer supplied after-market (also customer supplied aftermarket rotors). Adjusted according to BMW procedure (as per AllData). E-brake tightens mid-way on handle travel but very little holding force - can drive away with minimal ...
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1981 Buick Skylark 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4AB6955B
intermittant code 55-pops up and goes off randomly while driving-cannot find any info for this code?-anyone out there with any vintage GM knowledge? Trouble codes: 55 (Unknown)
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2008 Chevrolet HHR SS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 3GNCA63X98
Customer delivers items and travels 200-400 miles a day. After driving 1 hour while on hi-way engine started surging, hard to keep the speed up. He said message Service ESC occurred about the same time. I checked vehicle after 1 hour cool down. Has code P0236 ... Trouble codes: P0236 (Boost pressure sensor out of range)
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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.3L fuel gauge VIN: 1GCEC19X09
I'm figuring it's the computer, i grounded the purple wire and still nothing the gauge reads mty. I didn't jumper the the wires in the harness i went from battery ground to the purple wire i know there should be a resistance in that jumper but i just went dire...
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1998 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L loud lifter noise VIN: 4B3AU52N8W
Hello Guys, I removed the engine from a 1998 Dodge Agenger 2.5L, V-6, steel head gaskets, I removed all the intake values from this engine and put them in a engine out of 1996 Sebring 2.5L, V-6, paper head gaskets, with broke timing belt. I put this engine in ...
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2001 Dodge Stratus SE 3.0L Engine VIN: 4B3AG42H71
Has anyone seen this type of problem with these vehicles. Hoping for a simple fix since it is my wifes car and she refuses to get rid of it. Only codes showing are for an evap leak and egr positioning code. No other tests as of yet.
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2005 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L Derate VIN: WD0PD544X5
This sweetheart was dumped into my lap after its been to several garages. The engine was replaced because too much oil was in engine, then the butchering began. Van was going into derate and has poor power and stall. I found the turbo resonator loose and repai... Trouble codes: P2016 (fuel rail pressure malfunction-fuel flow below minimum), P2018 (fuel rail pressure malfunction- rail pressure too high)
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2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck SLT 5.9L all shifts VIN: 3D7LS38CX5
Intermittant delayed up shifts all gears. This truck shifts and runs great. I had to test drive this thing for about an hour before i experienced the customers concern. When it does its thing, it will not up shift unless nearly tached out, and it is true for a...
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1989 Ford Ranger GT 2.3L Stall VIN: 1FTCR10A3K
Vehicle arrived complaint is stalls at stop lights intermittently. Occurs fairly regular vehicle loses spark. Will restart immediately and only does it at idle. Scope test crank and cam shaft position sensor at module nice clean square wave with no drop outs. ...
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1989 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L No Start
This convertable was brought in for the fuel pump does not run. After I asked,I was told that it has been elswhere to be fixed, it has had 4 computers,fuel pump,ecc main relay, fuel pump relay, and a new battery thrown at it! They want me to hook up my scanner...
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2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L No Start VIN: 1FTRF18262
Hello, and thank you all for looking and helping. I have this 02 F150 and the security is not allowing it to start. The B1681 code does not reoccur at every code clear, sometimes it takes 4 or more key cycles to bring that code up. The other two codes come up ... Trouble codes: B2103 (Atenna not connected faulty transceiver), B1600 (PATS transponder signal not received), B1681 (PATS transceiver module signal is not received)
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L cluster VIN: 1FTWW33P53
CODES p0460 fuel level sensor circuit fault p0603 internal control module kam error Memory codes u1059 scp data fault trans u1262 scp data fault for j1850 bus u1027 scp data fault for engine rpm key on engine off codes B1463 seat belt circuit open B2...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L rt turn signal VIN: 1FDSF34L24
This f-350 has no voltage to the rt front turn signal when the turn signal switch is used but has voltage when the 4 way flasher is used. Flow chat I have says repair circuit 57 but I don't have a wiring diagram that shows it. Any sugestions?
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2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L inside temp VIN: 1FTPW12596
customer complaint a/c does notcool at low speeds or idle during test drive at highway speed a/c worked great at lower speeds and at idle the temp rose approximitly 25 degrees pressures on guages looked good ... i understand this should be a simple repair but ...
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2007 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L no power, VIN: 1FDAX56P37
This vehicle came with no power,wont accelarate. we checked the turbo vanes they were not stuck. Checked icp pressure was good pump makes the required pressure. no codes in memory. The fuel pressure is good its 55psi. Checked the egr system and activated with ...
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2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5L Temp too high VIN: 1FAHP28WX8
This car will read in the red zone and CHT reads 253* plus only on days that are over 90*F under load and at 65 MPH with the A/C on.Checked temp at the CHT with laser temp sensor and it is 20* lower. No boilover. The upper and lower hoses are even cooler.
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1993 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L speedo/ transmision VIN: 1GKFK16K2P
We tracked down whats called the speed buffer module and when that is unplugged we have perfect ac signal when it is installed we completely lose the signal. of course no one has one of these as they have been discontinued and I went to the junkyard and got th...
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2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4L VTC Actuator VIN: 1HGCP26828
Vehicle came in with a cold start rattling noise from valve train, after searching TSB's found that the VTC Actuator is the root cause. After removing the camshaft and the VTC Actuator, The new Actuator locked while trying to seat onto the camshaft. I have tri...
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: KMHDN45D91
I could use some help here Guys... I have an 01 Elantra that has a p0340 Hard Fault. KOER & KOEO tried clearing code but will immediately re-set. The vehicle boggs out under acceleration but will pull out of hesitation once engine RPMs & Speed get to around 35... Trouble codes: P0340, U0D00
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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC73D52
hello fellow diagnosticians, I got a Hyundai that's beating on me. 2002 Sante fe, all wheel drive with a p0501. according to alldata and hmas website, the analog signal starts at the rf wheel, then goes to the abs module. from the abs, it goes into the ecm. I ... Trouble codes: P0501
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2005 Infiniti FX35 3.5L No Start VIN: JNRAS08W65
We previously replaced #1 ignition coil and spark plug, spark plug coil had a large bubble on the side and did not have any spark. Customer left and then vehicle died while driving went to the dealer and was told the problem was coils and spark plugs. They the...
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L ride height control VIN: SALMB11453
This vehicle has come to us by way of a used car lot, so i have no idea on its history. The L.F. sensor was stuck reading that it was jacked up, and was disabling the air suspension. i replaced that and now it will go up and down but all 4 corners are un-even ...
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L network down, widows,temp gauge, a/c inop VIN: JTJHF10UX1
Customer states everything worked before they left. Windows were not down. Now the network seems to be down, can not communicate with any modules, the a/c does not operate, door lock inop, windows only work at their door, temp gauge inop, a/c and radio display...
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2007 Lexus LS460 4.6L abs actuator VIN: JTHBL46F57
I decided to replace the actuator and accumulator. And after replacing, you have to do the next procedure: 1.Using techstream Bleed the system under the ABS menu, select BLEEDING and then click on option where Actuator was remove, followed every step and at th...
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1991 Mazda RX-7 1.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: JM1FC3316M
Hello RX-7 specialists. I have this old but low mile RX-7 that failed our IM 240 test. On first test the CO was 44 grams per mile, more than double the 20 GPM limit. I don't know alot about rotary engine cars, so I took it down to the emission technical center...
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2009 Mazda 5 Touring 2.3L hazzard lights VIN: JM1CR29329
Hi all Mazda techs. This Mazda 5 wagon came in with inop hazzard lights. If you hold the hazzard button, the hazzard lights flashes ok. Thinking that the switch is faulty, replaced the indash mounted hazzard switch (kind of a chore in replacement) but still th...
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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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1995 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Elite 3.8L stalls VIN: 1G3CX52K9S
vehicle was towed in about six weeks ago with cylinders full of coolant due to upper intake blown/burned at egr passage.installed new lower gaskets and upper intake manifold.car runs great,except it will intermittently die/stall.it restarts and will run fine f...
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2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L Misfire VIN: 1GHDX03E41
This vehicle came from another shop here locally. They changed the engine 4,000 miles ago and didn't know what to do with this P0206 code. I should mention that the vehicle doesn't immediately set the code, sometimes it will do fine for a hundred miles or so t... Trouble codes: P0206 (Injector voltage hi/low on number 6 inj.), P1374 (3X reference ckt. problem)
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2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L cranking VIN: 1G2NF52T5Y
Got car for cranks won't start checked coil seems to be firing good on all four.Has new battery but is slow when cranking so I tried starting fluid and it cranked a somewhat faster but still laboring.I'm thinking the timing chain jumped but not familiar with t...
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2002 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L Park VIN: 4S3BH80642
I was doing an alignment on this vehicle. Rack is the old drive on and has two air bags that lift it up. As usual when I finished I made sure car was in park. It was in park. I raised lift to lower rear safety lock then let air out to lower lift. As the lift w...
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1993 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Cylinder Head VIN: JT3DJ81W7P
We are in the process of having to replace a head/head gasket on this vehicle- are there any tips or other advice from anyone who has done this? My main concern is how to deal with the upper part of the timing chain when removing the cylinder head-do we need t...
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1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L brake lines VIN: 4T1SK12E6R
I'm replacing front brake hoses for this due to dry rotten hose leak. My problem is that the flare nut on the line that goes to the fitting of the hose is flared. The nut is flared and the nut is supposed to be flat. Anyway it is next to impossible to get the ...
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2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JTEHH20V83
Hesitates on acceleration, cuts out. With scan tool connected you lose communication with scanner when it cuts out. Does not lose Monitors met (like when you clear codes) Drops a cylinder intermittently and causes MIL light to flash, but when it clears up the ...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWVD23B0Y
Hi, I need some help. Vw came in for check eng light. 3 codes. o2 code probably just needs a sensor. Checked purge valve kinda clogged up got new one. smoke test showed a leak right rear.pulled wheel well very small leak at the change over valve. I wiggled it ... Trouble codes: P0442, P0441, P1113
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle Sport 1.8L odometer VIN: 3VWED21C01
customer called stating another shop read codes for SRS, now the odometer reads on KM instead of miles, customer to bring vehicle Thursday for us to correct it, question is how do we do it? I have never had to correct mileage or kilometers, we do have a Vag, a...
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2002 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L Variable cam shaft timing VIN: WV3AB47032
Hello Freinds and VW Techs I really need help on this one.I have bought the special plate for the cam timing and went to the other shop and found that the timing was off.After resetting it very carefully as per ALLDATA and Bentley, after a road test the engin...
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWJZ71K99
Hi guys this car came in for the same codes. We replace tbi and pedal position sensor adaptation done and we took it for test drive for one day before we release it. Customer took it and drove it for 40-50 miles and on the freeway it happen again no accelerati... Trouble codes: P0122 (throttle signal too low), P0222 (Angle Sensor 2 for Throttle.Signal too low)
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2006 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L trans VIN: 5UXFB53576
It was the alternator.On further test driving the alternator would intermittenly put out 17.3 volts.Not good.Needeles to say when it would happen it would send the control units into a "pinata phase",they would get so dizzy they would shut down.thanks for t...
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1989 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDK14H7K
I will call this one fixed. I moved the timing to [...] and I haven't seen the truck back yet. Would like to thank everyone who took the time to respond and help me get this truck back on the road. Thank You, Nick!! Trouble codes: 43 (ESC Module).
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2006 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L compresser clutch VIN: 1FAFP31N96
Thanks for everyones help! Some information that I should have included but didn't. Sorry!! I did evacuate and recharge the system. The fans were both working and also high speed fan speed comming on at about 320 high side psi. System cooled well at idle i...
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2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L ac system VIN: 1HGCM82773
HELLO FELLOW TECHS I WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYBODY FOR GIVING ME SOME INSIGHT ON THIS HONDA WE DECIDED TO REPLACE THE EXPANSION VALVE AGAIN AND FLUSH THE EVAPORATOR THE PROBLEM WAS THAT THE EVAPORATOR WAS FULL OF DYE AND OIL WE REMOVED THIS WITH FLUSH AND THE ...
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2007 Honda Civic Si 2.0L Windshild washers VIN: 2HGFG21537
I have not been able to get this car back to try anything new but.. The replys I got were mostly constructive. It was suggested that I remove the jets from there position and see if there was still a loss of fluid. If there is it is most likely being pushed ou...
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, backfire VIN: 4S2DM58W0Y
The ignition coils on the driver's side of the motor where not in the correct positions. The last coil is slightly shorter that the rest. After moving them to their correct positions the vehicle now starts fine and does not misfire. Trouble codes: P0300.
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2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 2.8L Engine VIN: 1J4GL485X6
We haven't gotten the vehicle up and running yet (waiting for parts.) But, what we found is that when the engine overrevved the pistons hit the valves and sheared off all of the rocker arms for the exhaust camshaft. We were getting compression because the in...
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2008 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L compressor VIN: KNASE12118
The triple switch had an open ground circuit. I spliced in an alternate ground and now the a/c works fine. I would have found this earlier, but Mitchells pin identification schematic was wrong. It was exactly backwards from what was on the vehicle. Couldn't...
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L No Start VIN: JT6GF10U2Y
Thanks every one that answer my request,i rechecked all the engine bay grounds they were all thight but i loosen them and retorqur them and it started and run great again so maybe one of the ground was not making good contact. thak you again alex noda
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1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L soft top latch system VIN: WDBFA67E3S
Thank you to Matt and Jamie for their response. The magnetic latch sensor information was invaluable. We replaced the sensor and repaired the wires. The latches now work intermittantly. 3 out of 4 times they work fine. On the occassion when they don't work pro...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L a/c VIN: WDBJF82H5X
Thanks to everyone once again the evap sensor fixed the problem blew at 42 degrees for well over 40 minutes without a hitch so thanks to all the seasoned a/c pro's out there
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2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L cruise control VIN: WDBUF87J26
Thank you all for your input. I know that I did not have a lot of info for you to go on. We are a used car dealer and see many different makes of cars. This car was from the auction, so no service history. We do our best. I have a Launch X431 which works well ...
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2007 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L shift VIN: 5N1AR18WX7
First of all Thank you for all the help. We returned the vehicle to the customer it still has the problem which occurs intermittantly after a long drive under load (climbing hills). We are going to track it with a data recorder plugged into the aldl. I believe...
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1992 Pontiac Sunbird SE 2.0L Compressor VIN: 1G2JB34H4N
WELL THE ISSUSE WAS A BROKEN DARK GREEN WIRE INSIDE THE INSULATION RIGHT AT THE CLUTCH PLUG. BY LOOKING AT IT ALL LOOKED NORMAL. WHEN YOU MOVED THE PLUG THE COMPRESSOR ENGAUGED. WE TOOK THE CONNECTORS OUT OF THE PLUG AND SOLDERED THE WIRES. ALL IS WORKING NORM...
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