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2004 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4HR54K34
Hello all, this car came in originally with a complaint of not start and stall. I get in the car and I am able to power brake it into the garage but runs terribly, wouldn't take gas. Throw the scanner on it check for codes, had the p0101 MAF code. Looking at d... Trouble codes: P0101, B1327
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1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L engine VIN: 2G1WX12XXS
vehicle won,t start when normal hot, not even crank normally, but when it get colder it starts and cranks normal
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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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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTSX31P04
This vehicle was towed in June,8, 2012, Transmission burned up,odometer [...] .Rebuilt transmission,5R110W,transfer case was also demadged, replace transfer case.Test drive indicated a miss on cylinder # 4 customer advised and chose not to have it looked a...
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1997 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L Ac Clutch VIN: JHMRA1869V
Car came in compressor clutch burn up. We replace new compressor with clutch and reciver dryer. Charge ac back up, compressor not coming on. Ck ac relay had 12 volt red and blue wire from power control module had no ground pcm not grounding the relay. Pcm look...
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L No Start
Hello all, This Jaguar was towed in from another shop. Has no spark and no injector pulse. Has warning on dash "Engine Failsafe". Unfortunately my scan tool is out for repair, so I am left with just OBD II generic. I scoped the crank sensor and it is good. I h...
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2000 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L window VIN: JN8AR07Y0Y
good morning. car came in with right rear window down and not able [...] roll up and down their own window. master switch can o...
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2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L cam timing VIN: 3N1CB51D34
Looking for some help on this one. I have a 2004 Nissan sentra with a 1.8 engine. Came in with code p0011. I checked the cam and crank waveforms and they were out of sync. The scanner also showed the intake cam timing at 103 degrees. I replaced the chain as it...
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2004 Saab 9-5 Arc 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED49A74
Ok firstly I am at a total loss with this car. Our Modis won't even recognize this vehicle. So these are just codes from a generic scanner. The combustion detection codes are a total mystery to me. I can't even get a diagnostic procedure from our data program.... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam position sensor malfunction), P1312 (Combustion detection cyl 12 open CKT / short to B), P1334 (Combustion detection cyl 34 open CKT / short to B)
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1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L HeadGasket VIN: JT3VN39W1R
Have a toyota 4 runner here that is on its 3 set of head gaskets. Toyota did them once i did them twice. I have been doing a lot of research and found that the reason for this is because the exhaust crosses right behind the block creating a lot of extra heat. ...
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1999 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Emmisions VIN: 4T1BF18B8X
Both Knock sensors replaced with new Harness
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2001 Toyota MR2 Spyder 1.8L cylinders 2 &3
Vehicle came into the parking lot & died. We checked codes/ data & found a defective coil. Replaced & was running fine, road tested & vehicle begain to smoke badly & had lack of power issue. Found clogged cat on bank 2 [of a 4cyl motor] which was cyls 2/3. Rep...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWST71K26
This car has been previously repair by another shop. They replaced cam, lifters and head gasket. The car starts and stalls after a few seconds of running. we traced down the problem to the alternator L line leading to the vehicle eletrical system control modul...
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Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2000 Acura TL 3.2L brake lights,park
i think the culprit is the multiplex control unit, left side .however, customer funds were limited, so...well i never figured out the exact issue with this car,but i did fix the problem.i found by powering up the white/ black wire to the brake light failure se...
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2002 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L internal VIN: 1GNDT13W62
Sorry for the delay in closing. customer oppted not to go further with tear down bought used engine.been having a run on these latly (everything goes in threes right).engine replaced with a very low milage unit customer has had back 2 weeks no problems.thanks ...
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2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 North Face 5.3L Compressor VIN: 3GNEK13T03
Thank you to all that replied. The truck didn't come back and I learned today that the customer is going on vacation for 3 weeks. So I'm closing this request without any further info or work. But when it does come back in I have a lot of useful info to tackle ...
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 4.7L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1D7HU18N24
thank you guys, it was the thermostat, they gave me a defective one , now truck goes up to 195 and run the monitors quick,pass smog, again thanks for you help
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMZU32E7W
we did install the broken guides,and install otc tools , top dead center the damper mark pointing the cranshaft sensor and cranshaft key has to be at 12 o clock, the camsahaft tool has to be easy to instal and also the front of camshaft has a protuberance ,li...
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2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Fuel Trim VIN: 1FMFU16L83
Thank you all who replied to this help post. After going over all that was done, several things were found. Recleaned the MAF sensor with electronic cleaner and reset the keep alive memory. I also found an broken vacuum feed line to egr system and hvac control...
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2003 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU92133
Wow thank you so much to everyone who replied. When this truck come in all the coils were already out I did not realize that the harness could go either way and that was the problem the who time. Once again I was saved by IATN I really love this site. Trouble codes: P0304 (Misfire cylinder 4), P0306.
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1997 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 6.5L boost VIN: 1GTGK29F7V
found a few issues. The cat is about half pluged. unhooked the exaust from turbo and worked better. The vacuum line to the wastegate, was half pluged would let slight vac threw but was pluged when blew threw it. we are gunna get the cat replaced and im still w...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWVD23B0Y
yes its fixed and gone .only 1 reply but Stanley from Pa did one before. I worked with a screwdriver and pliers to pop it out .lubed up the orings and popped the new on in. Thanks tim Trouble codes: P0442, P0441, P1113.
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Abs VIN: 3VWDT81K46
Thanks for the 2 replies! With disconnected battery terminals bridged over night. It did the trick,the ABS/ESP module test itself after driving couples miles.
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2004 Volvo S60 2.4 2.4L MIL Lamp on, Multiple VIN: YV1RS64A24
Sorry for the delay in closing.I will call this closed,but I think problem will come back.Customer decided to bring vehicle to dealer,where they replaced the DIM with new.He called me Friday,I inturn called BBA who had "repaired" his unit for me.They are refun...
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