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2003 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L Air Bag VIN: WAULT68E63
Has a 01218 code for passenger side air bag. we're planning on performing the TSB to splice around the connector but the TSB mentions using an air bag adapter VAS 6036 to attach to the seat while it is out. I assume this is for static electricity but it doesn'...
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L EDS 5 solenoid VIN: WBAFB33521
Hello all, I have an e53 BMW X5 4.4i and it sets code 05 pressure control solenoid 5 (EDS 5) immediately after key-on, every time. I don't even have to start it. It came in with codes 03 (EDS 3) and 48 (TCC slip). I erased codes and only code 05 returns. I can...
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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L No power VIN: WBAGL63462
Car came in with trouble code for bank1 not being able to learn valve adapts in the valvetronic system. We installed a new eccentric shaft sensor for bank1. This fixed the problem and there were no trouble codes in the valvetronic module. The car still had no ... Trouble codes: 2859 (Variable valve gear learning function stop. error lower window)
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2005 BMW 645Ci 4.4L air intake syatem VIN: WBAEK734X5
I would like to know what this code is related to, i have looked through aldata, mitchell, and identifix and can not find a description or troubletree. I am hoping someone that works on bmw's can translate this code for me. Thanks in advance. Bobby d
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1992 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G4CW53L3N
came in to shop with a complaint of the car intermittently stalling, pulled codes 34 and 41. checked the wires to the cam sensor, ohm was great, no bare wires. checked ignition module, perfect, changed pcm with known good one.cleared light and restarted. the l... Trouble codes: 41 (no cam reference signal), 34 (mass air flow sensor failure)
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1998 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CW52K9W
I have an old buick that has a cylinder 1 and 4 miis in the scan tool data, no other cylinders missing the miss starts at 2000rpm you can almost feel it. I have an old snap on vantage with the kv module and i do not see any difference from on plug wire to the ... Trouble codes: P0300
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2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L PRNDL Indicator VIN: 3GNFK16T6Y
I would like thank everyone ahead of time for any help. This vehicle came in with transmission slipping. Replaced transmission with remanufactured one from Autozone, also changed Park/neutral safety switch at same time. Transmission works fine but as you move ...
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2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Stall VIN: 1GNDU03EXY
have done tons of work on van. new module,coils crank shaft sensor map, mass air flow sensor, upper and lower intake gaket.plug, wires. this thing bogs and then dies, coughs. no codes other then inter. u1040. no misfires. put spark tester on it after it dies, ... Trouble codes: U1040
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2000 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1G1YY22G1Y
Hello everyone. I have a corvette here that is acting very intermittantly strange. Vehicle came in about 6 months ago with a steering column lockout message and would die after reaching 2 mph. I installed a LMC5 module from compliance parts in southern califor...
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2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Communication VIN: 1GNEC16T51
This vehicle is driving us crazy. It came in because they say it will intermittently shut off. We tried to check for codes, but We have no communication with any modules. We have followed the alldata chart and we cannot come up to a conclusion. We have checked...
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2007 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.9L power steering pump VIN: 1GNDV23W07
Thanks in advance folks, This car came in with the customer complaining of power steering whine, found foamy fluid and a leaking return line. we replaced the return line and got rid of the foamy fluid, but the pump still made noise. Put on another delco pump, ...
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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2.2L monitors VIN: 1G1AL55F37
Vehicle brought from indy oil change facility. Monitors are not complete, 2 systems, EVAP and 2nd syst(AIR). Failed state inspection. While checking present monitors I noticed that none of the monitors were complete. Figured indy cleared computer. Waited for c...
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2002 Chrysler 300M 3.5L reverse VIN: 2C3HE66G02
Vehicle came in with complaints of reverse slipping- drive gears OK. Scanner pulled p0736 and p1790. I verified car has reverse and drives/shifts well but with a load in reverse, it will start to slip. Fluid is very clean albeit overfilled by 1 1/2 qts. I drai...
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2000 Dodge Durango 5.9L pcm VIN: 1B4HR28Z7Y
Before installing the 3rd ecm I checked wires grounds and connectors.Replaced broken engine to body ground.I found what looks like 2 melted sockets/terminals in conn. c3 at the ecm.One goes to the overdrive switch which is a momentary ground switch and checks ...
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2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck Sport 5.9L Limp mode VIN: 3B7HC134XY
test passes in shop but cust drives 100 miles and codes and limp mode return
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2002 Dodge Stratus ES 2.7L Timing Chain Tensioner VIN: 1B3EL56R12
Hello Fellow techs, I have a misfire on cylinder 5, we swapped the ignition coil and spark plug with cylinder #2 misfire didn't follow, replaced the fuel injector and same problem is there, checked compression and have good compression 160psi. Inspected cam an...
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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck ST 5.7L 4 cyliders dead VIN: 3D7KU28D94
Hello to all again. We get the wierd one of the week award. A body shop we work with brought us this truck he was trying to help a car lot with. It has had the engine changed out from another truck. It runs real bad and on only 4 cylinders. Compresion is 150 a...
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2004 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L odo says no bus VIN: 1D7HG38N34
Odo displays ( NO BUS ) 6 gauge dash none of the gauges work. Starts and runs well. Checked Power distribution battery lead in took apart cleaned and sealed with dielectric grease checked and cleaned all grounds both fender grounds and all firewall grounds all...
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2008 Dodge Nitro SLT 3.7L heating system VIN: 1D8GU58K68
truck came in with low heat in cabin when turned right up to the max. warm air only. -could not find any tsb's relating to this. -lots of rusty sediments in antifreeze. -performed cooling system flush, back wash the heater core. -used cleaner conditioner when ...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L wheel bearing VIN: 1FTYR10C7X
Hello all, we have a Ford Ranger in here today that is on its 4th set of wheel bearings on the left front in the past year. Another shop put in the first two, we have had the pleasure with the second two. This is a 2wd vehicle, spindle looks great not wore dow...
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2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP4042Y
Not much info on what this car does (ESL), all I know for sure is the oxygen sensors, upstream, are reading 1.666 volts. KOEO, KOER, doesnt matter, will not budge. I have scoured many sources and cannot find this occurence anywhere. If you unplug them, the ECM... Trouble codes: P1132, P1152
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FMZU73E42
hello techs this veh. cranks no start,no spark 1-coilpack 2-crank sensors , the second crank sensor engine started ran new for ten minutes stalled no start no spark .ign. feed is there for coil pack oem parts.any help appreciated tia terry
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2009 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRF12W29
Hello group, I got this truck in that has been at another shop and had multiple NAPA thermostats put in it for a reoccuring P0128. When i got it, i decided to start with a Motorcraft thermostat rated at 194 degrees. The truck wont get over 177 degrees. I pinch... Trouble codes: P0128
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2010 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation
this truck came in with an intermittent rough running hesitation, trouble codes p0341 p0346 came up for cam sensors bank 1&2 range performance, of course everytime I drive the truck it works great. I checked the harness routing all looks fine and connectors lo... Trouble codes: P0341, P0346
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1996 Geo Tracker 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2CNBJ1865T
Vehicle was towed in . Had to crank several times to start,had low fuel pressure. Pulled tank to replace pump, but found hole in hose to pump .replaced hose.vehicle hadn't been driven for 1 1/2 yrs . Drained old gas added new gas installed tank. Starts on firs...
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2005 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.0L Mechanical VIN: 1GTHK23U35
does any one have info on the way the cam behind mode door motor goes t,the plastic piece feel off and i cant seem to see how it goes back on Thanks Steve
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2007 GMC W4500 Forward W4S042 5.2L Stall, power loss VIN: J8DC4B1677
Hi, I have a bit of a stumper on this little Diesel. It runs great and drives great for the most part but if you take it on the freeway, it looses power and the water in fuel light comes on after about 10 or so miles. Pull over, shut it off and wait about 30 s...
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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L No Spark VIN: 1HGES16521
Aloha to all, I need some help diagnosing a no start on a 2001 Honda Civic 1.7 with auto trans. I'm trying to help out an elderly neighbor. First inspected car and determined timing is fine, engine is getting fuel pressure but no spark. Crank and cam sensors h...
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2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Vtm VIN: 2HKYF18583
Hi guys, I have this 2003 Honda Pilot with a VTM DTC 21 and 33 which I can't seem to get rid of. Car came in with VTM lite on, scanned, DTC 21 LF wheel speed sensor, check sensor at connector, producing flucuating AC voltage, checks Ok. Checked ABS wheel spee...
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2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L 1-2 shift VIN: 5FNRL38415
Transmission is still shifting hard. We cannot see any odd information in the scanner and the pressures all look correct. We pulled the transmission back out and it on the bench now. The only thing we found was the clutch pressure control valves are lightly ha...
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2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4L Rear Brakes VIN: 5NPET46C09
After only 2000 miles the right rear brake pads are almost worn out again. caliper still moves freely. Has anyone else ran into this issue? possibly a master cylinder?
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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L Filling VIN: 1J4GR48K86
I have seen a TSB on this issue and have followed it to the end and found no issues. Any help would be appeciated from you jeep guys thank you in advance for your time.
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2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1YVFP80C53
Vehicle has poor idle.Sometimes even surges slightly at idle.Initial start is ok but [...] minutes after cold start idle is rough and unsteady. Almost seems like small misfires are occuring at idle. When driving car runs ok accept for slight off idle sur...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz SL600 5.5L no control on display VIN: WDBSK76F25
Radio and all button controls are inoperative on the display except volume knob. Steering wheel can control volume and station selection. Have looped out all from MOST bus except amp gateway and display.
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2005 Mercury Montego 3.0L Standard sound system VIN: 1MEFM401X5
Radio will come on all by itself, intermittently, draining the battery overnight. Sometimes it stays on when vehicle is exited, key out, of course. Two connectors at the back of the radio - one is the normal speaker, power and ground wires, the other connector...
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1997 Nissan Sentra GLE 1.6L timing can't be set VIN: 1N4AB41D6V
car fail the smog test for timing timing should be at 8btdc and it fail because timing is at 30btdc when the tps is disconnected . I try to set the timing to spact but when i move the distributor i only get tdc or 35btdc.have any body had this issue? thank you...
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L power window VIN: 1N4AL11D65
All power windows don't work at all. According to customer didint happen after anyone worked on the vehicle. Can't communicate with any scan tool to BCM (tried Launch, snap-on & consult). No other modules have communication problems or codes for no communicati...
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2007 Nissan Sentra SL 2.0L cylinder head VIN: 3N1AB61E57
Note** enigne is on floor, crank case is open, test cylinder pistons was almost TDC w/ hold down crank shaft** i had the cylinder head rebuilt and installed head on to the engine. tighten w/ torque spec w/ new head gasket. performed 'leak down test w/ out cams...
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1999 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L Starting VIN: 2G2FV22G7X
to all GM gurus. got this firebird with a no start issue. did some diagnosis and found the starter relay not grounding. applied my own ground to stater relay and it fired up. am thinking the BCM is faulty. the other thing is that the instrument cluster is inop...
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2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L engine VIN: 2G2WT55226
Customer states that the car will die at times and not restart. Sometimes while driving down the road or at a light. Only had it happen to me once, let it set a minuit and it restarted. Didn't have the scanner hooked up at the time to see what happened. Any th...
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2008 Pontiac Montana SV6 3.9L Input Speed Sensor VIN: 1GMDV03108
This van is from a tranny shop they rebuilt the tranny and now is getting a p0717 code for no input speed sensor. Have put new sensor in and used tcm. Test drive with labscope on sensor and looking at scanner data for input sensor rpm, in park and neutral both...
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2004 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L Shifter VIN: 1G8AZ52F44
Te shifter in this car is a piece of crap. I can not get it to go in to second gear and trouble with first. When i look at this shifter its made out of plastic and truthfully i am not sure were to start with it. replace the cables or the whole shifter and cabl...
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2007 Saturn Ion-3 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8AL55F67
Does anyone have a good fix for this?
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1998 Toyota Tacoma Limited 3.4L Rear axle seals VIN: 4TAWN74N7W
Ok everyone I must be brain dead today or something. I can not for the life of me figure out how to get the bearings off the axle in this thing. This truck has the locking rear end and abs. I have the tone wheel for the abs off but cant get any of my press ada...
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2004 UD 1400 4.6L Heater Core VIN: JNAUZU1J74
Hi folks. Got a leaking heater core on this truck, and no repair information available to me or any locals I have reached out to. I cannot tell if I need to remove heater case, dash, AC case, anything. I am hoping someone here can forward comprehensive heater ...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Gauges VIN: 3VWSE29M1Y
Key on engine off no mil start car runs fine but has abs airbag oil and brake warning lights on also no shift selector . Shut car off and restart it the engine light will be on some times and other lights will all be off except air bag but once I clear all cod...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L code pending VIN: 3VWSP69M22
Car came in with a intermittent no power. We pulled code 17946(p1538), and 16627(p0245). There was oil all over the turbo and intake pipes so we replace the turbo with a reman, replaced the N75 vac solenoid. Clear codes and found the p1538 still comes on pendi... Trouble codes: 17946 (fuel shut off solenoid short/ open), P1538
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1993 Volvo 960 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: YV1KS9501P
This vehicle came in with a broken timing belt. It needed a valve job but the customer ended up getting the work done somewhere else. Now its back all fixed up but now it has drivability issues when the engine is cold. Customer complained of a long cranking ti... Trouble codes: 123 (Ect no signal)
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2006 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L No power VIN: YV4CZ59246
Hi there everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this customer with a very clean 2007 XC90 that was on a trip and stepped on it to pass someone and it all of a sudden lost power and now acts like it has a plugged catalytic convertor. Sluggish and ...
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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Steering VIN: WAUDG74F35
I deem this fixed for right now at least. I found strange electrical codes present. the car had the original battery (8 years old) I replaced the battery. Upon further research I found a bulletin (97 09 01) that pertains to this problem "power steering handle...
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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L shift VIN: WBAGJ8329V
i send the ( AGS) to the dealer they apgrade the AGS ( chenge the Eprom the car had shifting problem ( poor shifting quality) dealer sayd thay upgrade the AGS version whit chenging the EPROM
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2000 BMW 328i 2.8L rpm, fuel, temp, turn lights, dsc light on VIN: WBAAM5347Y
thank you very much guys. we disconected the cluster and reconected and still did not work, procceded to do a battery reset disconected the cluster and it started working again. thanks
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2000 BMW 740i 4.4L Dme VIN: WBAGG8341Y
costumer take the car to the dealer & they replase the DME & EWS
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2004 Buick Rainier CXL 4.2L Front Axle VIN: 5GADT13S94
Sorry for the long wait, but things do not move so quickly in Western Montana. I took the right side housing off the oil pand and found the axle and the sleeve ground off. Replace these and all the bearings and seals and put it back together with a lot of gr...
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2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 LS 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBJG31R7Y
Thank you guys for all the great responses. The vehicle is fixed! It wound up being a faulty injector on bank one. I think most of you were on the right track with either a restricted exhaust or too much air getting in that side of the engine, which the faulty... Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean bank one).
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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L cluster display an all other lights VIN: 3C4FY78G23
Customer was suppose to bring the vehicle back. Didn't happen so I will update if this happens
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE Plus 3.8L ASD Relay VIN: 2D4GP44LX5
Thanks to all that replied. Many of you were right. The end result was a power loss between ign. switch start/run terminal and terminal 17 on connector 3 at back of IPM (integrated power module)pink/white wire. Fuel pump & ASD relays would close and we we woul...
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2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 3.7L Misfire VIN: 1D7HA16K88
Thanks for all the info. Most were leaning toward valve or spring problems. I talked to customer and he will return to dealer with extended warranty. Thanks again Randy Trouble codes: P0304.
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Hesitation, Cuts out
Thank You for your help on this vehicle. I was able to find the problem with all of your help. the problem was a faulty tank. I never completely drained the tank when I put the pump in, I only removed enough fuel to remove the pump, I didnt see the water or th...
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2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L oil
This post was from someone who hi-jacked my account and deflected information to another e-mail account. With the help of iatn this was caught quickly and has been restored back to my name. This may have been MY careless exposure of password or an attack throu...
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2008 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKEV33798
Hey everyone, thanks for all the replies back, and sure enough, it was in the harness that goes right into the main junction box on passenger side. loose connector. repaired connector and now problem is gonzo! thanks dave Trouble codes: P0202 (cylinder 2 - injector circuit problem), P0204 (cylinder 4 - injector circuit problem), P0206 (cylinder 6 - injector circuit problem), P0300 (Engine misfire detected).
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1999 Honda Civic DX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ6621X
I want to thank everyone who replied to my help request. I assumed and got burnt. O2 sensor fixed this car. I had monitored the B1S1 O2 sensor both on the scan tool and with my Vantage Pro. The pattern was great except for while cruising. Then the pattern wou... Trouble codes: P0133 (Bank 1 sensor 1 slow responce.).
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2008 Infiniti G35 Sport 3.5L Key VIN: JNKBV61E98
thanks to all that responded. customer picked the car up. we suspect the valve body/tcm unit is the problem inside the transmission. it is a single unit inside. customer declined to repair it.
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1998 Kia Sephia 1.8L Hesitation VIN: KNAFB1218W
Hello everyone: Thanks for all the info. Did not fix the car, customer refused all the repairs. These vehicles had an issue with long crank from the factory. There is a tech bulletin to replace the flex plate in order to fix the problem. Common causes are: cr...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBGA51E5P
I recieved 6 replies all helpful and correct,all said the job should tke about two hours,that was right on the money as well as being carefull with the crankcase hoses,they were junk as every one said,thanks for the great insight
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2007 Mercedes-Benz CL600 5.5L Torque converter clutch VIN: WDDEJ76X77
Survey Sez = Nicholas from North Carolina nailed it! Root cause was TCC solenoid in valve body. Very interesting problem. This shudder was much more violent than what you get from coolant contamination. Had engine out for combination of turbo coolant line rese...
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1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L moniters not setting VIN: JA4MT31P1W
Thank you all who sent me information. The cust. decided to trade in vehical and not fix so thanks again
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2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off-Road 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AR18W16
Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks.. This was a learning experience for me. You do need to disconnect the air flow meter connector first and wait 10 seconds and key off engine, reconnect wiring and clear codes to perform a master reset on Long ter... Trouble codes: P2A00.
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2003 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L transmission sleeve VIN: WP0CA29823
Everything is good on the vehicle. Further inspection the bmw wiring is a little different than Porsche. Most of these parts are the same. Thank you for the help
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2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L dash VIN: YS3ED58EX1
sorry it tolk so long to close,had car sent to dealer and it would not start for them and they let it sit over night and next day it started.they re set the system and car has been fine.not shur what was wrong.
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2003 Saturn Vue 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZCZ23D73
The terminal in the pcm coonector was bad and making intermittant contact. Can only asume that someone had been trying to diagnois the problem and spread the pin apart. We found it very loose once removed from the wiring harness at the J2 connector. Replaced p... Trouble codes: P0327.
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2005 Toyota Camry 2.4L low power VIN: 4T1BE30K95
Thanks for all the advise. Thank you for the correct location of the knock sensor. It turnded out to be moiuse chewed wires. When the knock sensor went out, car went into a limp mode for reduced power. Since ive never seen one do that before I was suprised. Th...
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