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2003 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT68E63
Vehicle came in with complaint of MIL flashing and misfires felt. Did a little research and found numerous problems with the coils, they appeared original and so I replaced them with IDI coils. Plugs were NGK and looked good. Repaired some dubious looking vacu... Trouble codes: P0300, P3016
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2004 BMW 525i 2.5L emergency brake VIN: WBANA53574
Hello everyone. First thanks for taking the time to read this post. I know how busy it gets and I can't thank you enough. We have a 2004 BMW 525i in the shop with an inop emergency brake assy. All mechanical parts of the system are intact and the shoes are li...
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2008 BMW 335i 3.0L Abs Dsc VIN: WBAWL710X8
Good morning BMW techs out there. This '08 335i came in with ABS DSc light on. The following codes were retrieved: 5DF0:hydraulic unit:pump motor 5DF1:hydraulic unit:pump motor connector faulty. 93FB:ACSM/MR55:no message(road speed)from DSC A3B9:instrumet clus...
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1996 Chrysler LHS 3.5L coolant leak VIN: 2C3HC56F3T
Hello fellow IATN Techs, 3.5 LHS is leaking coolant between the bell housing and engine block, when running get a steady drip directly from the bottom of oil pan. Pulled inspection cover but can't see much as far as the back of the block. Have pressure checked...
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2008 Chrysler 300 (Car) LX 2.7L Tipm VIN: 2C3KA43RX8
I'm hoping that someone else has expirienced this problem. The vehical has an intermitent no start. I found that the signal going to the Totaly integrated control module from wireless ignition module is 12v(pin 3/connecter C3) while turning the key. There is N...
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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck ST 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7KA28C14
truck showed up dead from other shops 3 ecms in last year according to owner I have no other information was bought at sale.I suspect alternator overcharge due to most bulbs blown.I have no communication with ecm. Ihave cheched all grounds and power sources al...
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2006 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L Unknown VIN: 2B3KA53H86
Hi guys i need help with this o6 w/5.7 L, charger, this vehicle came to me one week a ago, customer states that it cuts-out but it will start with no problem, and hi states that this car has been at 4 different shops and thay have replace egr valve, cam and cr...
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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck Sport 5.7L Abs VIN: 1D3HB13T49
I was instructed to replace the ABS controler, even though I wasn't sure we had the ability to initialize the new one. My question is can the controler be initialized by a Snap-On Verus, or the Pass-Thru pro that we have to do reflashing. Or does it absolutely...
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2002 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW07382
We know the lean codes are due to PCV hose swelling up. I checked identifx and noticed that it is a common problem with this vehicle. Does anyone know why the PCV hose swells up as often as it does? Any infomation would be great. Thank you Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean Bank 1), P0174 (System too lean bank 2)
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2006 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 6.0L high pressure oil system VIN: 1FDAF57P06
We do not have much experiance with this problem. Codes P0266- Cylinder 2 contribution P0341- camshaft sensor P0404- EGR P0405- EGR P2290- Injector control pressure P2291- Injector Control to Low -Checked PIDS-ECM commanding 100% IPR still pressure from ICP ...
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2007 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FAFP53U17
This Taurus was towed in for a no start. It had no fuel pressure, so we thought it would be an easy diagnosis and repair. We were in for a surprise. We started off by commanding the fuel pump to 44.9% with an IDS, and there was no voltage going to the fuel pum... Trouble codes: U1900 (CAN communication bus fault - recieve error), U0002 (High speed CAN communication bus performance), B1318 (Battery Voltage Low)
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2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L control head VIN: JHMCG5652Y
Hello, The heater control head on this car is intermittently not working, Heat and fan always work. The mode buttons to switch between defrost , heat ect are the affected area. I believe it is the control head, but thought I would see if there are any known is...
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2004 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Blen door VIN: 5FNYF18404
Hello to all. We need some help on this Pilot. It has auto temp control system. Original complaint was when you bump up tempature request on control head from 60's to say 70-72 it feels like it goes to heat. I felt it and it does seem to be putting out hotish ...
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2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5NPEU46C36
I replaced a heater core in this car last week due to being clogged. Job went pretty good considering it was a Hyundai. However, I now have some issues that have come up. When the car came in initially, the owner complained of a check engine light. I scanned t... Trouble codes: P2127 (TPS/APS E circuit low), P2110 (ETS System Malfunction)
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on, Ign. Switch VIN: SAJGA51C72
Intermitant problems are always fun to figure out. This is what i do know. When it doesn't start, i notice only the check engine light is on. No other dash lights appear. When it does start all the dash light come on when i turn the key on. I can mess around w... Trouble codes: P1638 (CAN ECM/INST network malfunction.)
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1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L No Start VIN: JT8UF22E0S
hi guys i have this car in my shop wont start check for spark none check fuel pressure o psi hook up scanner no communition check diagnostic connector voltage at 16 pin when turn on igntion key no check engine light check efi main relay ok removed pcm and chec...
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2006 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Right Axle VIN: JM1BK14416
Hello Techs! Need some help with this one. Replaced a worn out clutch. Car drove fine after. Customer returned, a few weeks later, complaining about slippage, chatter and vibration in 2nd gear after the vehicle was warm. We drove the vehicle and found under lo...
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2002 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1MEFM55S72
has anyone changed timing chains on these overhead cam engine while engine is in car,alldata says to pull engine,wondering if can be done without pulling engine
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2006 Nissan Xterra X 4.0L Starter VIN: 5N1AN08U46
Hey all, Pastors car here so... Codes were U1000, P0463, P0615,P1731. Only P0463/fuel level returns. Don't know if others were set by other shop. Starter Relay was bypassed and vehicle driven to us. Having trouble prying out info, but as I get it, problem sta...
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2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.2L 4x4 VIN: 1GHDT13S02
Customer says 4 wheel drive in op. I was able to verify the complaint. This is a smart track system. I scanned the computer an found no codes. I did find a abs code in history for right front abs sensor. Customer say abs light will come on at times. I do not b...
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2002 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L engine lopes VIN: 1G2JB52F12
I am having trouble pinning this one down. The car came in with what the customer described as an intermintent surge @ idle. After some time with the car I have realized that the problem ONLY happens with the car at normal operating temperature, that is 195 de... Trouble codes: P0507
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2006 Saturn Vue 3.5L rght rear brakes VIN: 5GZCZ53486
vehicle came in wit warpage in rear drums replaced rear drums everything was ok cust. came bac 3 days later with a tapping noise while braking in rear warrntied out drums nothing changed replaced shoes hardware and wheel bearing with no success tried puttin an...
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1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L hard start VIN: JT4RN13PXR
Customer states the truck has an extended crank after driving to the store and it sits for about an hour. It starts right up in the morning, or if it sits half a day or so. Sometimes the vehicle sits for two to three days at a time and it fires right up. Once ...
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2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBBT44195
This Toyota Tundra sets a PO138 on the second trip after clearing the code. Replaced the B1S2 O2 After finding nothing conclusive. The B1S2 O2 sensor has a voltage between .8v and .9v while the B2S2 O2 sensor has a voltage at .1v after the truck is warm. Test... Trouble codes: P0138
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L g68 road sensor VIN: 3VWCA21C4X
Vehicle comes in for no shift- fault g68 speed signal code. Erase code- shifts fine. Other shop replaced speed sensor with OEM-looks and tests OK. Bulletin says to replace wiring with overlay #[...] but Volkswagen parts telling me there is no more availab...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L rear hatch VIN: WVWYH63B93
hey all you vw masters out there im looseing my hair on this first of all this wagon came in the ccm was swimming no power windows remote door locks and the rear deck lid in op only with key replaced all works fine but switch on driver door wont release rear d...
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta S 2.5L exterior lights VIN: 3VWJM71K49
lighting issues. No right head lamp or front marker lamp. Right side signals non opp {blink fast on dash}. Left side signals work, then when you turn lights on left rear quits blinking & just stays on Has new bulbs. rear tail lights have 4 bulbs. Rt rear inner...
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2004 Volvo XC70 2.5L headlights VIN: YV1SZ59H24
Permanent code CEM-8F15-left xenon lamp faulty signal returns after each start up after vehicle "swings" both headlights up and down. Both bulbs work but only right side will move to high beam (though won't stay there unless switch held). Left side headlamp af...
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2007 Audi Q7 Premium 4.2L Mmi VIN: WA1BV94L57
Thanks for all the replies. Most said a common problem is beverage getting spilled on the MMI control buttons causing them to stick. Also the amps are problematic as well as the phone modules. I tested the phone module first as they seem to fail the most and t...
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Ihka Controler VIN: WBAFA53591
Sent the customer to dealer for the replacment of the ihka controler. After testing and investagation we found this is a high item to fail. Also we didn't have the software to recode the new ihka controler, Thanks to all that took the time to help.
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2003 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L rear air ride VIN: 1GNDV03E73
Thanks for the help. I really thought i all ready closed this. I did fix this and it was the ride sensor.
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2005 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNDL63F75
Thank you all; that was wireing problem; who ever use the new EGR kit to convert the old delphi EGR , never follow the necessary instraction comes with the siemens EGR valve to correct the existing problem , I install new EGR kit from the dealer and rewire acc... Trouble codes: P0404 (Egr valve position open).
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1999 Dodge Durango 5.2L Surpentine Belt VIN: 1B4HR28Y1X
Vehicle returned for repair, found idler was out of line. Replaced complete accessory drive bracket. Bracket had wear issue at the idler boss. My guess was a idler bearing failed and spun on the bolt and caused problems with boss area - wore a groove in it. Re...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Air Distribution VIN: 1D7HA18N72
THIS TRUCK IS NOT FIXED YET BECAUSE OF THE TIME IT WILL TAKE TO PULL THE DASH,CUSTOMER CAN'T LAY IT UP RITE NOW.I THINK JAMES HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD THAT SOUNDS LIKE THE PROBLEM AND WHAT I WAS THINKING. WHEN IT RETURNS WILL GET THE CORE REPLACED WHILE APART ...
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1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Starting VIN: 2FMDA5348X
Well I scanned it with the Ford IDS. Came up with a list of codes the length of my arm, P codes, U codes, B codes. Lots of them gave signs of bad voltage being the cause. Ran a few scan test's and in regards to the anti theft twice it condemned the Instrume...
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2009 Ford Expedition King Ranch 5.4L reset VIN: 1FMFU18579
THANKS FOR THE HELP, WE DID USE A FORD SENSOR & HAD DONE ALL THE SUGGESTIONS SET IN PRIOR TO POSTING HELP. PROBLEM WAS OUR OTC RESET TOOL, MUST NEED UPDATED. SENT TO FORD & THEY RESET IT FOR FREE. NOTHING LIKE WORKING TOGETHER WITH OTHER TECHS & DEALERS TO GET...
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2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 5.0L gear engagement VIN: 1ZVBP8CU5C
Well, dropped the pan and found a lot of metal residue, whether it is from the convertor or trans itself will be determined by dissecting the transmission. Clogged filter with all the debris caused the symptoms. Put a new filter and fluid in as a bandaid while...
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1997 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L Guage fluctuations VIN: 1GKEK13R1V
IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED TO HAVE A BAD CLUSTER, THANKS FOR THE HELP EVERYONE.
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2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L Transmission VIN: 1J8GR48K17
Sorry this fix could not be more helpful, but after weighing options, the customer elected to take it to the dealership where she bought it. She had an extended warranty there, and they determined it was an "internal problem", and it got a whole new reman tran...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L seat belt light VIN: WDBFA67E8S
The secound response i recieved was very very helpful. It allowed me to know exactly how this thing should work. It also allowed me to confirm the switches were working correctly at the n32 modules under the front seats. I also got very lucky today when ano...
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2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L Cranking circuit VIN: 1N6AD06W36
Well, this was a major fubab on my part. The switch mounted on the clutch pedal is for the cruise control. The clutch interlock switch is mounted on a bracket and the little rubber pad that contacts it was missing. It must have fallen out of the vehicle when I...
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1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.1L Unknown VIN: 1G3WH52M7T
I went ahead with the swap, it went without a single problem, the trans. worked great and no CEL so far either. Thank You to those that responded to my post. I hope I can return the favor in the future! Loren
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2002 Saturn L100 2.2L Gas smell VIN: 1G8JS54F02
Fantastic! Thanks for the quick responses. It ended being the fuel pump seal. Because of the miles of the car & the miles this customer travels, it gets a new pump assembly (car was just bought used). Problem was very evident after smoking the tank. Easy...
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2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GG67676
Ok, 1st and foremost I would like to thank everyone for their help on this one. Bottom line be careful of which machine shop you choose to use. THE PROBLEM WAS A RESTRICTED SCREEN FOR THE VVT SOLENOIDS. Please keep in mind that this was a SOHC 2.5L which means... Trouble codes: P0028 (Intake Variable Valve Performance Bank 2).
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2007 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Special Edition 2.5L shakey at idle VIN: 4S3BP61697
Hi Guys Well... I am really surprised... Apparently this engine normally vibrates "like a mutha'"!!! The very significant vibration was coming through the drive shaft to the body. An FEQ brand, new drive shaft. Not a reman. The biggest surprise is how...
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2005 Suzuki Verona LX 2.5L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KL5VJ56L65
Thanks everyone for the replies!!! We checked the wiring harness and everything seems to be ok. We also found a bulletin for damaged wiring in the lf wheel well. Again all wiring seems to be ok. We have a snap-on Solus ultra scanner..There is a test/recali... Trouble codes: P0176 (System too lean bank 2), P0172 (Fuel trim system too rich).
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1992 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L taillights/dash lights VIN: 4T1VK13E9N
Thanks for the help every on. Ended up the wires to the front left parking light were melted together.
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2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L radio VIN: 3VWDC21V2Y
I received one reply. Thanks Lou, the code did the trick. Thanks again for the quick response.
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2007 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.5L No Start VIN: 3VWEG71K27
Done. Frank [...] Was Right. I Had Already Pulled The ECM To Check Power & Grounds At The Connector And Found The Red/Black Wire From Fuse 10, Fuse Box B Going To Pin 62 At Ecm, Having No Power By The Time I Got Frank's Reply But He Was Right. Even The Distan... Trouble codes: 01314 (No Communication).
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