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2008 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDF78E08
We do not see very many of these vehicles. I have not been able to locate very much information on how to test the knock sensor. I am looking for more information on how to properly test the knock sensor. Thank you for any help anyone can provide. Trouble codes: P0328 (Knock sensor 1 circuit high)
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1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USCH7320V
Greetings! Long time good customer wants me to diagnose and repair this BMW. Problem is I only work on about four European cars a year and am not equipped to obtain live data stream. Was going to put a scope on it but the connector is buried under the intake m... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor)
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2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L wiper motor and pump VIN: 5UXFB33582
hey guys i am a little short on knowledge here. i get in the car and turn the switch on. the wipers on the bmw wil not work period. but i can hear the motor trying to move. the spray pump will work and spray fine. if you try the wipers for about 20 sec. the mo...
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2004 BMW 545i 4.4L smoking VIN: WBANB33594
Hello all, I am helping out at a shop with some diagnostic's on this Bimmer ( not my favorite thing as this is a auction car ), never the less here I am. When I first saw this car a couple of month's ago, there were numerous codes, maybe 16 to 20 or so. Some w...
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2006 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFB53576
Hello,I am smoke checking this 2006 X5 with a 4.4 v8vfor lean codes and smoke is coming from a valve on the front of the right valve cover.this valve is probably a crank vent valve,it is about the shape of a hockey puck and the smoke is coming out of a nipple ...
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2000 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L dash pad VIN: 1G6KF5793Y
We have a used car here we have removed the dash pad because it has pulled away from the backing. We were wondering if any of you GM guys have repaired these. What adhesive works best.
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1987 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Cuts out VIN: 1GCDM15Z1H
really need some help on this 1987 chev astro van, customer complain this van cuts out when decel(release gas pedal ) while driving 60-70mph not all the time,so i take out for a test drive it really happen going 65mph van cuts when release gas pedal and it's h...
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1990 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YY2389L
Thanks in advance for any help.Vette came in hydrolocked with fuel.Customer had been throwing parts at for 2 weeks.I pulled plugs got fuel out of system.Replaced plugs which were ofcourse fouled.Started ran for 10 mins,stalled and was fouled again.Checked cool... Trouble codes: 43 (ESC Circut)
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1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GBDM19W6W
1998 chevy astro van 4.3 V6 turns over when cold will not start unless you pour some fuel into throttle opening. Fuel pressure is good spark is good fuel injection pulse width good will run ok after you prime it and will start back up long as engine is warm af...
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2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L Unknown VIN: 2G1WX15K41
I have this 2001 Monte Carlo SS with a 3.8L that is having A/C problems. It has had the compressor, accumulator, orfice tube, and a/c pressure switch replaced. It does have the correct amount of freeon in it. After running it for some time the a/c will stop bl...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L flywheel VIN: 1GBJC34123
i have this duramax came in with a vibration at any engine speed. Injectors are all good-balance rates good. feels like something is off balance on engine. has anyone dealt with a dualmass flywheel on these go bad like this? or engine damper turn? its a heavy ...
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.8L crank relearn VIN: 1GCEC19C07
Hello fellow warriors.Please don't laugh,but i cannot find where they are hiding the crank relearn procedure in the tech 2 menu.We had the above truck come in today,for a tire change,the young lady wanted some "bling bling"and got a hold of some brand new p265...
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2001 Chrysler 300M 3.5L no start when cam senor is plugged in VIN: 2C3AE66G11
vehicle came to our shop after another shop had replaced timing belt an had heads off replacing bent valves.the other shop told the customer they could'nt get vehicle to start unless unpluging cam sensor.I have reset timing useing chrysler cam holding tools. p...
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2001 Chrysler 300M 3.5L no start when cam senor is plugged in VIN: 2C3AE66G11
vehicle came to our shop after another shop had replaced timing belt an had heads off replacing bent valves.the other shop told the customer they could'nt get vehicle to start unless unpluging cam sensor.I have reset timing useing chrysler cam holding tools. p...
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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY78G73
Hi all, This car is back after a month with just a P0121 this time. Customer stated that she tried to start the car and it ran rough and died, and emitted a lot of blue smoke at the same time. After several attempts, she got it started and it ran rough, and wa... Trouble codes: P0121 (TPS rationality), P0300 (Random misfires)
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2006 Chrysler 300 (Car) C 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3KK63H36
Ck eng lite on p1128 closed loop not achieved [...] new engine from jasper no driveabilty concers no misfires readings on wi tech scanner Trouble codes: P1128 (Closed loop not achieved bank 1)
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2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L No cold airm and high pressures (both high and low VIN: 3A4FY58B17
After finding the low side and high side A/C pressures being high; recommended to remove A/C condenser to ensure it could be flushed in order to ascertain no restriction in condenser. After flushing A/C condenser, found the A/C valve on the low side to be leak...
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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.9L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B7JB21Z7X
Keeps setting multiple codes. Sets different codes every time you test drive. Have switched relays checked for loss of fuel pressure. When it starts surging pressure will drop.ground relay and it will pick up replace pcm,crank and dist pick up. Whae it acts up... Trouble codes: P0300, P0753 (Trans), P0340 (Cam), P0403 (Egr), P0443 (Evap)
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2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 8.0L No field current VIN: 3D7MA48W33
Wanted information on installing an external voltage regulator. Here's why: I have no current coming out of pin 25 (C-3 WT/DB) to energize the alt. field. Wiring to pcm checked OK (.3ohm) Also checked the field control circuit (DG) back to pcm (.3ohm) If I run...
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2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck ST 5.9L ABS Module VIN: 3D7MA48C24
Customer came in with the ABS motor running all the time. The only way I can get it to stop is to pull the 40 Amp ABS fuse It doesn't matter if the ignition is on or off. There is no pulsation of the brake peddal so the valves are not activating. The module do...
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2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L steering wheel VIN: 1FMYU93145
Hi guys, I have a 2005 Escape with a low speed vibration mostly in the front end(felt in steering wheel), but can also be felt in the seat. Not a noise like a wheel bearing, but more a shake. It is worst when accelerating slowly, peaking in vibration at about ...
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2007 Ford Focus S 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FAHP37N37
Hey guys, got a focus giving me some problems here. It originally came in with a no start condition after driving through water (don't know how deep it was)-no power was getting to the fuel pump. I had powers and grounds at the driver module under the back sea... Trouble codes: P0191
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2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, no throttle responce VIN: 1FDWW35R18
2008 F-350 superduty 6.4l diesel Has codes 2138 & 2122 Problem only occurs when moving never at idle sitting. Whe turning left (not right as of yet) and applying brakes the truck will loose all throttle control, along with the check engine light and engine "wr... Trouble codes: 2138 (Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch D/E Voltage Correlation), 2122 (Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch D Circuit Low)
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2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.4L Misfire VIN: 1FDWF35R38
misses under light accel, compression test good. fuel rail temp -15 degrees, sensor replace wiring is good, fuel injector #6 +16 adaptive at idle. all fuel trim go to zero anytime off idle. injectors all tested good. #6 injector was replaced, before testing.
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1997 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L Solenoid B VIN: 1GKEL19W0V
Days after overhaul client can back complaining transmission stopped shifting and started like in third gear.Ckecked for codes,came up with P0758 that is Solenoid B.Changed both solenoids A and B and after a couple of day the same thing code P0758.Changed tran...
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2004 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L 4wd System VIN: 3GKFK16T64
4wd is inoperative in this vehicle, there is no activity in the switches but there is power to it, but if you press a button it wont work. The 4wd is not engaging but apparently it got stuck in all wheel drive. Service 4wd light is on with a code c0327. Accord...
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1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Balance shaft VIN: JHMCB7656P
Looking for some input on a car we have in the shop. Timing belt was done 6 months ago by a shop. It was towed to us making a terrible noise. Pulled the timing covers to find the balance shaft pulley just fell out on the ground. The tip of the balance shaft ...
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2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Fuel system VIN: 5FNRL38765
I have my brother's 2005 Honda Odyssey that he recently bought used 2 months ago from the original owner. It was very regularly serviced at a local Honda dealer. For the last month he has been noticing a fuel odor coming from mostly drivers side middle of vehi...
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2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L No Communication DLC VIN: KMHHN65F53
Car would not communicate at testing facility.When we received the vehicle it had a pending code P0154 (we did see a an ECM flash is in the TSB for this code). We scoped and replaced bank two sensor one a few days ago.All monitors are set to ready with zero co...
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1993 Isuzu N NPR 3.9L 2nd gear VIN: JALB4B1K7P
1993 Isuzu NPR had transmission rebuilt about 8 months ago. truck came in stuck in limp mode, econ light flashing. i can't find diagnostic connector. i can start truck and idle for about 3min. the econ light start flashing, if i start the truck about 1/4 throt...
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2004 Isuzu Axiom S 3.5L Cuts out VIN: 4S2DF58YX4
Initially pulled codes and then test drove. Vehicle lacked power and felt stuffed. Checked back pressure, found it high on bank 2. Cut cat off, put test pipe in place for diagnosing and test drove. Vehicle now had power but would intermittantly cut out, almost... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0304
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4G258S3X
my personal vehicle. charging system starting acting up, first generator than control module. ECM not completing circuit for alternator field, and not controling inj # 1 and 2 drivers. my question is this, if i buy a used ECM can i re - write my vin on that EC... Trouble codes: P0300
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Engine Block VIN: SALME11473
I'm trying to see if anybody has ever experienced a broken engine block where the starter mounts. The starter isn't physically damaged and the bolts were tight. At least my tech tells me they were tight. Customer took the vehicle in to a GR shop for a whirrin...
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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Transfer Case VIN: SALME114X4
When customer drives vehicle Transmission Fail Safe Prog message is displayed on dash. When code is cleared vehicle can be driven for many miles and will be fine. Codes present TRANSMISSION: P0730 - SYMPTOM - GEAR MONITOR FAULT TRANSFER CASE GEAR BOX: OX5223 -...
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2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L ride height VIN: 1LNHM97V2Y
I can activate suspension pump with scan tool runs for 3 seconds and quits rear never raises.What is the next thing I should test pump runs fine when I apply ground to control circuit of relay, but rear suspension never moves up. Please help if you can. Adam
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L odometer
thanks in advance guys i recently replaced bulbs in rear of cluster and now(so the customer says) the odometer or the trip meter does not work! the speedo works great what am i missing here? we do not work on many euro cars here! thanks for any help greg
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2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L A/C off on panel VIN: WDBRF40J74
Help me on this Mercedes. On the control panel the A/C off button stays lit all the time. I take it that button is not lying because A/C does not blow cold. From other posts, it appears that this system has a continuous Compressor "Clutch" operation or engagem...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L steering VIN: 4JGBB75E66
thanks for the help in advance. sorry but this will be a long post. this vehicle has been at several shops and just about everything has been changed. I have told her that I would do just a few checks and ask if anyone has seen this before and if nothing its o...
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2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 5.5L TPMS, Auto Wipers, Maint. System, Heated Seats VIN: WDDDJ72X68
Hello, I have this Benz with several issues that I am not sure are related to the accident or just need reprogramming. After the collision repair, my customer is claiming the heated and air conditioned seats do not work, the automatic rain sensor is inop, the ...
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2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L mode VIN: 4M2DU86W43
When the vehicle is sitting still it will stay in a specific cycle of the mode door, ie... floor, defrost, panel etc... But once you are rolling the climate control cycles by itself through all of the modes. We suspect we may have a pinched wire upon re-instal...
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1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21A8X
When starting a warm or hot engine at times will crank forever before actually starting. Most of the time it starts just fine,other times it acts as it is flooded or the timing is not right. This car runs purrrrrfect down the road. Jeep & Chrysler retired tech...
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2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Power Windows VIN: JN1CA31D71
Have all power windows innoperative, all other systems, locks seats, acc. all operating normally. Checked both battery supply fronfuse link & ign power supply from relay. both good. ground good, 2ohms, ran fog lamp bulb from both power supply to ground to be c...
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2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L clutch VIN: 1N4BL11D52
when vech is in traffic heavy clutch pedal falls to floor if you wait 1 hour and pump clutch it works fine
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2009 Nissan Sentra S 2.0L blower fan amplifier VIN: 3N1AB61E89
I have replaced this fan amplifier 2 times first time blower would not work the amplifier was blown replaced worked for 3 days came back same thing replaced again worked for a few minutes normal now its stuck on high all the time has anyone had a problem with ...
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1968 Pontiac Bonneville 6.6L Charging VIN: 2G2678P300
good morning everyone. my friend drop off his 1968 pontiac bonneville . he had a small fire on the motor which burn the wires, i am looking for a wiring diagram for the engine department. could anyone email it to [...] thanks for all ur help
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1988 Saab 9000 Turbo 2.0L lh r brake locks VIN: YS3CT55L0J
This one is a stinker. Under heavy braking on gravel the abs activates but the LH R wheel locks. I think that the rear outlet valve is not opening but I can't prove it. ABS light works, goes off when pump stops, comes back on after approx 7 pumps of pedal. ...
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2003 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L blower motor VIN: YS3ED49Z93
customer states that it still is running on occassion. it is so unpredictable so trouble shooting is almost impossible. It doen't seem to matter if the AC is being used or not, so maybe defrosting the Evap core??? Any help is apprieciated
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2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L convertible top VIN: YS3DF78K63
The convertible top is having an issue. the 5th bow unlatches and raises, but the Tonneau does that raise or close on it's own. If I manually assist it everything else with the convertible top is working. I have check all six microswitch and they are are worki...
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1994 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo 3.0L Surge, Stall VIN: JT2JA82J9R
when the car warms up on acceleration while driving the car intermittent stumble and surge and stalls when coming to a stop again intermittent. fuel pressure regulated is 43 psi unregulated is 51 psi fuel pressure goes up on acceleration no codes found. interm...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 3VWCD21C0Y
Hello all, This Beetle came in with what we thought was a classic case of a bad throttle. 17953 and 17950 codes were set. The old throttle would not adapt, it would give a status of ERROR. So, I got a new throttle from VW and replaced it. Adapted it, workes fi... Trouble codes: 17953 (Throttle Valve Controller), 17950 (Angle Sensor 1 for Throttle Actuator G187)
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Electronic VIN: WVWEK73C46
After clearing all trouble codes and then road testing the car until the stering torque sensor G269 trouble code 00573 and solenoid valve 5 N92 trouble code 00266 comes on, the transmission shifts hard and goes into limp home mode. after the engine is turned o...
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1997 Volvo 960 2.9L Hvac VIN: YV1KS9602V
have this car here. AC blows great but dissappear after a short drive. very minimal air comes out of the vents but you can hear the blower blasting. At this point the blue AC light flashes. I capture the code, I got "211 - open or short ckt to ground". I have ...
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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L air bag light VIN: WAURD68D81
After reviewing all the suggestions and cleaning the connections at that ignitor harness connector I removed the connector completely soldered the wires and covered with heat shrink and the problem was solved completely thank you for everyones help and input o...
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1997 BMW 318i 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACC0329V
Sorry for the long delay in closing this out - I just wanted to make sure the check engine light did not come back on & it has not - I did find a small vacuum leak under the intake manifold & fixed it - Since then the light has stayed off - I still do not unde... Trouble codes: P1174.
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Starting VIN: WBAGJ8323W
Thanks to everyone that replied. Unfortunetly had to put this vehicle on the back burner. The car is not registered and the customer knew I would fit it in when time permitted. I will be testing the ignition switch and the selctor switch at the shifter next. T...
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2005 BMW M3 3.2L rear main seal VIN: WBSBR93435
thank you very much for the info, as I mentioned this girl wanted a down to the penny estimate, so based on what I read from the replies I told her that replacement of the valve was a 2 hour job but there is also a possibility of it striping and taking longer ...
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1999 Chevrolet C3500 7.4L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GCHC33J8X
Guys, sorry for the late reply. The MAF was the problem with the truck. Thanks again for all who replyed. Trouble codes: P0157.
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L fuel line VIN: 1GCHK29193
Thanks to all for the help and info. Lesson learned is there is no in tank fuel pump and fuel is pulled by vacuum. Dorman kit does not supply any 1/2 inch fuel line repair kit. Vehicle was repaired with heavy walled fuel line from diesel shop for the suctio...
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LT 6.6L Starting VIN: 1GCJK33D56
Hey Techs, Sorry to be so vague with this post, it was a strange one! The customer has previously replaced the igntion switch at the local dealership. He decided to take it back to the GM dealership, they are telling him to replace the engine control module...
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2006 Chevrolet HHR LT 2.4L 1-2 shift
Solution; After pulling P0010 and P0011 from the PCM, I did some pin out tests that revealed nothing. The resistance across both the intake and exhaust cam position actuator solenoids tested OK also. The problem was intermittent. I cleared codes and set up...
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2003 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WD2YD54233
well the sprintaris fixed all replies were very helpful thanks guys what i finally did was use our smoke machine and smoked the intake system from the maf to the egr this revealed a crack in the turbo hose (intercooler to egr valve) it was cracked on bottom si... Trouble codes: P1006.
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 4.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HA18N24
Well the problem ended up being mis-aligned valve timing(from previous cyl head work done) - We noticed right away after pulling both valve covers. The left side cam(same side that injectors were shutting down) was off 1 tooth. Pulled the front apart, re-align... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2005 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4GP25E95
Thanks for the replies men, it was a broken flex plate causing the code (my original suspicion). I cannot explain why I was getting a CMP signal on the CKP line at the ECM. When she returned last week, I stripped back the CKP harness and found the wires "weld... Trouble codes: P0016.
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2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck ST 6.7L Fuel VIN: 3D6WH48A87
Thanks you to everyone for all the help!! I repalced the fuel pressure solenoid and it took care of the problem. The solenoid was stuck completly shut allowing the highest pressure at all times. When I removed the solenoid I tryed to blow through the end of th...
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP53U91
Just posting a fix here. Found wire insulation missing just a couple inches up from crank sensor connector obscured by protective sleeve. The two sensor wires were shorted together. I suspect this is very common on this series Ford. The area around the wirin...
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2003 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0L Stall
Thanks to all who replied this truly was a first for me. I followed the advice to clean the intake(which had alot of build up in and around the throttle area) which I did and I also took the extra step to add some seafoam fuel system cleaner to the tank. I...
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPW145X4
Even though exhaust showed no backpressure pre cat. I droped the pipes from both manifolds ran better but noisy. All exept number four firing. Pulled plugs and performed compresion test- with my new adapter-all good exept number four with zero. Borescope showe... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder Misfire), P0308 (Cylinder Misfire).
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L trailer brake controller VIN: 1FTSX20P85
i ended up replacing the trailer brake controller, all is good now thanks guys. it works and stops good.
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1998 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L brakes VIN: JHLRD1860W
As many of you said clamp off hoses to find problem. So I started with the master cylinder, Plugged the ports, brake pedal firm. Reconnected brake lines to master cylinder. Plugged ports to rear, at firewall, pedal faded slowly. Reconnected rear lines (not the...
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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L radiator VIN: KM8SC73D54
Thanks to all that replied. We removed the bumper skin and the upper support and center beam that was welded together. Radiator was removed with condensor and fans, due to excessive rust. Charged customer 4 hours, including repairs to 2 broken off bolts.
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L pats VIN: SAJDA01D2Y
note last post was up date on work done sorry my posts are not up to par will try to do better should have taken typeing and office courses istead of electronics and mechine shop thanks robert
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2002 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Quarter Glass VIN: SAJDA42C32
Hi Guys Here is when I admit to my embarrassment. The customer was so busy blaming me for damaging her rear window that I did not take any measurements from the front window frame to see exactly what was out of alignment. On these you can not tell bey eye i...
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2000 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FF68S7Y
WELL,I PUT ANOTHER LDP ON IT,AND WITHIN TWO DAYS THE LIGHT CAME BACK ON WITH THE P1495 AGAIN.CAN'T HAVE GOTTEN TWO BAD PUMPS!I HAVE SMOKE TESTED THIS SYSTEM SO MANY TIMES,IT'S NUTS!I'M AT A LOSS WITH THIS ONE.THANKS FOR REPLIES,BUT IT'S STILL A PROBLEM Trouble codes: P1494 (Leak detection pumpswitch or mechanical problem).
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1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais 2.5L Stall, Backfire
Sorry for having toclose my request without a positive fix. There were numerous replies pointing towards the converter clutch or solenoid. Also to check map, O2, amp draw at fuel pump, or possible vacuum leak. It had same symptoms before changing the parts men...
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2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Tdc VIN: YS3FB49SX4
Thanks for the info everyone.. The balancer had spun and TDC mark was not in the correct place. Customer had cam lock tool and all is good. Another Saab story down the road.
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2005 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L clutch/flywheel VIN: 4S3BL67685
Thanks very much to all who replied. You all were very helpful. I just buttoned the car up this morning and drove it many miles with no slippage or chatter. Thanks again!
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2004 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L steering VIN: 4T1BF28B64
Hi guys, Sorry it took so long to get back on this one,the owner decided he had bigger fish to fry than his steering wheel shimmy. I was hoping to find a "smoking gun" on this but everything you guys offered up are things I will have to take a look at in t...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Mechanical VIN: 3VWSP29M01
Hello Everyone, The noise was a turbo leak from oil saturated rubber coupling and engine/transmission bad mounts. The rubber coupling that is located behind the passenger side front head light had a tear on the back side,of course. Because of the location w...
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