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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L abs inop VIN: WAUEH64B01
abs and brake light on brake light flashing and not able to enter abs module
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2007 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Misfire VIN: WAULV44EG7
First question, is number #7 spark plug hole on the drivers side, Alldata says it is? We have replaced all the spark plus and one coil # 7 and we still get the Check Engine light flashing on hard accelloration for #7 cyl. We checked the coil connecter for #7 c... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random / Multiple Cylinder misfires detected), P0307 (Cylinder 7 Misfire detected)
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1994 BMW 750iL 5.0L Hesitation VIN: WBAGC8321R
Owner called-wife was in the big city when car overheated-towed to dealer-was advised waterpump was bad.Owner had dealer fill with coolant and drove back to home-30miles-with no problems.Owner left car sitting for several months until calling me-I gave est for...
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2008 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4HD57298
Vehicle was towed in no start. Fuel pump not getting power from fuel pump relay. Coil side of relay has ground and power to the coil is being given when the ignition switch is turned as designed. What is happening is the 12 volt supply from the fuse drops to a... Trouble codes: P0230 (Fuel pump relay control circuit)
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2007 Cadillac CTS 3.6L climate control VIN: 1G6DP57757
car came in no heat on drivers side. passenger heat is good. had b0126 air distribution actuator. replaced air control actuator. air flow code is gone,air direction is working properly now replace drivers temperature actuator no difference. on scan tool, actua...
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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L starter VIN: 3GNFK16Z73
car came in for possible charging system problem, when we try to start it, the computer only engages the starter relay for a split second then releases. if you hold the key in the crank position the starter will cycle on for the split second and then off repea...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23225
stomer came in while i was on vacation and another tech took a ride with him(he had a pretty heavy trailer hooked on). He said the vehicle had a major lack of power and would surge or almost miss going down the highway. the vehicle had a history code of P1093-... Trouble codes: P1093 (HISTORY Fuel Pressure Low During Power Enrichment)
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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.8L Mechanical VIN: 3GCPCREA0B
Hey all, having a issue with this truck. It was brought in for a ses and miss a month ago. We performed a major tune up. Had a p0300 missfire, and a co561 sys. disabled info stored. Cleared codes and road test. Ran good. A week later it was brought back with t...
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2005 Chrysler 300 (Car) Limited 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3JA53G15
i need some help i have a chrysler 300 with a 3.5 engine that stalled on the customer while driving.he said he heard a noise then it shut off.every once in a while it will start for about 5 seconds then shut off if you hit the throttle.it has good spark, good ...
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1966 Dodge Charger 6.3L block VIN: XP29G61254
This is for all you mopar gurus. I have this 66 Charger with a seized from sitting 383. I want to put a Hemi in it but cannot afford a proper 426. I have numerous 331, 354, and 392 engines available that are in running condition. My question is are these early...
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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck Laramie 5.9L Convertor VIN: 3D7KS28C25
Thanks to anyone who replies. Here goes my son has this truck in college. Says it wont down shift when he comes to a stop it starts jerking and shuts engine off. Like the gm trans used to when convertor solenoid was going bad. Was wondering what the heck i am ...
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2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck TRX4 4.7L dash cluster VIN: 1D7HU18N27
Truck came in with dash lights up and gauges go crazy issue. Drove and could not get issue to happen. checked for codes and found a host of codes most were u0151,u0019,u0141,u0184,u0156,u0164,u0021,u0024 U get the point. There was one code B2213 that stood out...
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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck Sport 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D3HB13T69
Another mechanic replaced coil and injector. I got truck and swapped coils,plugs and injector; Still #8 misfire. Followed Alldata flow chart and arrived at potential mechanical issue. No experience on M.D.S. Hemi so I was hoping to get some stories or known pr... Trouble codes: P0308 (8 misfire)
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1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on, Hard start cold VIN: 1FTHX26F4V
Hope there is someone out there familiar with this system! this is a california emission 7.3 i replaced the glow plug relay with correct motorcraft part. It had a starter solenoid in its place, the pcm is turning on the relay as needed, wiring all looks factor... Trouble codes: P1931 (4 glow plugs open right bank), P1393 (4 glow plugs open left bank)
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1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Milky substance VIN: 1FTRX18W5X
this truck has a milky cream colored oil on the dipstick and the inside of the oil cap. Can't seem to find where the water is coming from. runs great with no misfire codes and doesn't overheat. There must be something here that I'm misssing. All help will be a...
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2001 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FTNE24L31
This Econoline arrived with no.3 COP & plug blown out. I need a recommendation to as to what repair tool kit if any, will successfully repair this 5.4 head with the tapered seat sparkplugs. Thanks in advance.
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2005 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L dead hole VIN: 1FMPU165X5
I have a customer that has a 05 5.4 with two burnt pistions, my ? is will a 2009 and newer 5.4 3 valve motor work to replace his engine, I know there has been updates and it is a better engine. Thanks Jason
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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTWW31P55
truck died on hwy like key was turned off no cranks no restart , no codes in truck , fuel psi at heads is 56 psi , icp cranking is 1430 psi , ipr % 38 cranking , ficm voltages all 12.5 input 48v output , ficm replaced for trial no change , pcm tried in known r...
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2008 Ford E-150 4.6L Application Of Brakes VIN: 1FTNE14W98
After clearing code customer drove vehicle around building abs light came back on with the same c1234 code. Went for road test checking the speed of the wheels when backing up at 1 mph the sensor showed 81 mph when i drove around the building at 4 mph the sens...
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2005 GMC Canyon Z71 SL 2.8L Timing chain VIN: 1GTDT19865
Good afternoon. I'm working on this GMC Canyon 2.8l 4*4. The engine needs a timing chain. I started disassembling it. I removed the air intake, cam cover and varous other parts. I am now on the timing cover and can't seem to get it loose. I am using AllData fo...
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2007 GMC W3500 Forward W3S042 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4KDB4B1U67
Just to let everyone know this is a special order Isuzu cab forward truck with a GMC 6.0 drivetrain. W3500 When vehicle was towed to shop it was in limp mode and would not drive over 20 mph. I scanned for codes and found Multiple cyl. misfires, coolant temp c... Trouble codes: P2101 (Control Module throttle actuator position), P0120 (Throttle Position sensor 1 circuit), P0220 (Throttle Position sensor 2 circuit), P1516 (Throttle Actuator Control Module Performance)
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2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Engince Control Module VIN: 2HKRL18692
Got this van in from the Honda dealer. They couldn't find the problem so the customer brought it to us. Van has a P1607 that pops up randomly. Internal pcm circuit fault. I have no information on code setting conditions or testing procedures. Alldata just says...
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2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L clutch VIN: 2HGES15864
Replaced slave cylinder, when bleeding pedals stick to floor.Clear fluid at slave but no pedal. Any ideas?? Thanks in advance
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2002 Jaguar XKR 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA42B42
This egr code resets after only a short road test. We replaced the egr valve and inspected the egr tube for cracks. We can not find the parameters for setting this code. I am assuming the ecu must look for a drop in o2 after operating the egr valve as there is... Trouble codes: P0400 (Egr flow)
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2005 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L No Start, Stall, Misfire VIN: SAJWA79C15
Hello, I recently closed this case as I thought the car was fixed, but it isnt fixed after all. This Jaguar will run perfectly but will suddenly start misfiring and the restricted performance message will appear on the cluster. When I check the DTC's. it gives...
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2003 Jeep Liberty Renegade 3.7L Torque Convertor VIN: 1J4GL38K53
Ok need a liitle help on this one.tcc will kick in about 45mph but will kick in and out of lockup 2 or 3 times and sometimes when it does this it will shudder.Imonitored all the trans parameters and didn't see anything erratic to cause it to kick in and out of...
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2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, 2 poofs white smoke VIN: 1J8HR58P39
Customer noticed this problem shortly after getting gas 500 miles ago. After driving about 75 mph for an extended period if he decelerates and then accelerates (especially on a hill) it sputters, blows out two clouds of white smoke, seems to have no power and ...
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2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L Unknown VIN: KNDJB7234Y
will not shift 1-2 2-3 3-4 until high rpm. will not shift manually. all 3 speed sensors have good waveforms, ohms and a/c voltage readings. have ect,rpm and tps signals at tcm. shift solenoid a&b 13ohm .93a. tcm 12v on ssa,sends 12v to ssb about 15mph, but no ...
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2005 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L cam timing
This land rover with the bmw 4.4 v8 is continually setting a fault "034 camshaft adjustment bank2". I replaced the timing chain guides due to them exploding and the chain riding on bare metal. This motor did have a lot of metal in the oil pan and in the oil fi...
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L steering fluid VIN: JT6HF10U1Y
Ok so here is the info needed this only happens when the outside temp is below 30 degrees and depending on how cold depends on the exact condition, first start up cold in AM the cars steering will whine horbly bad and untill the car is running for about2 - 3 m...
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1988 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1LNBM81F1J
when test driven, starts to cut out above 65 mph, almost like its regulated not to exceed 65 mph. hard random surge/missfire and when you floor the gas pedal, its quits surge , but no accelleration or decelleration, back off the starts surge/missfires again.
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2003 Lincoln LS 3.0L acceleration VIN: 1LNHM86S73
doesn' accelerate at all
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2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L control circuit VIN: JM1FE17N94
I have a 2004 Mazda rx8 with 1.3 engine. The code is P0076 VDI control solenoid circuit low. I have limited dignostic information it appears there are three solenoid that are the same part number mounted at the same place near the oil fiil. Does anybody know w...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L y3/6n3-speed sensor VIN: 4JGAB54E41
This one started out as most of the other 722.6 transmissions we have fixed with this code-little fluid in the plug at the transmission-adaptations all ok-none at the max limits-trans shifts good when not in limp mode-replaced the condutor plate, performed ser...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L No Start VIN: 4JGAB57E43
I have a 2003 ML350 with a no start, no crank with a "Start Error" message in the cluster Codes Found: AAM - B1858-002 (9858-002) two-way radio signal; the programmed code is OK but the programmable code is not syncronized DAS - B1703-002 (9703-002) the prog...
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2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF73567
What are right voltages on this sensor when car is runing.would like to know each pin readout with car runing. This sensor is part of rail and spende item. Any help would be ok with me. Thanks dali. Trouble codes: P0190 (fuel pressure sensor)
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2005 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L veh. speed sensors VIN: 1N6AA06A85
Cruise control drops out after one mile of driving & "SET" flashes on inst. cluster. Found VSS #1 at 0mph & VSS #2 at 19mph with truck stopped. On ALL DATA, can't find location of Veh. Speed Sensors 1&2. Also wiring diagrams. I know one comes from instr. clust...
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2005 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L engine VIN: 1N6BA07B15
the engine has a ticking noise at idle after it is at operating temp noise goes away off idle it has 43 psi oil pressure at idle within spec
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2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L piston bearing VIN: YS3DF75K02
hi everyone i have this saab in the shop, the customer said that it stalled on him while driving he sat for awhile then it started but when it started it was making a loud knocking noise. To me it definitly sounds like a rod knock so i guess im just looking fo...
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2001 Saturn SL1 1.9L Electronic VIN: 1G8ZH52801
This Car Bangs Into Gear. 1-2 Is Real Bad. Code P0746. I Checked The Wires Going Into Trans. For The PC Solenoid. The Connector Is Melted Where These 2 Wires Are Located. There Is Power On The Wire That Comes From The TRS LP Fuse In The Underhood Fuse Box But ...
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2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7L 4x4 VIN: 5TBBV541X8
four wheel drive is inop, no scan tool data available, no codes in any modules. Looking for a direction to go, the input from the selector switch to the module is good. The 4hi and 4lo lights are blinking at all times, I have no 4 wheel drive engagement at all...
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 3.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WVWFU73C36
Hello all. We have a Volkswagon giving us fits. It came in for some suspension issues and we noticed a whistle noise from the valve cover area. I thought it was a vacuum leak so I started looking and listening where it was coming from. I found a 1/8" diameter ... Trouble codes: P119A, P0507 (Idle control system), P0301 (Cyl 1misfire), P0302 (Cyl 2 misfire), P0303 (Cyl 3 misfire), P0305 (Cyl 5 misfire)
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2007 Volvo XC70 2.5L No Start VIN: YV4SZ59267
Heres one for the Volvo techs. This vehicle intermittently will crank but not start when it is cold. I have scanned for codes and found none. The only scanning capability I have is generic with my Snap On Solus Ultra. I can read fuel pressure on the scanner an...
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2002 BMW 525i 2.5L motor VIN: WBADT43452
THANKS FOR ALL OF YOUR HELP PUT IN A NEW PCV DRAIN ASSEMBLY ALSO HAS SOME RING BLOW BY CUSTOMER IS AWARE OF THIS .TOLD HIM TO DRIVE LIKE S GRANNY TAKE IT EASY CAR IS 11 YEARS OLD MY 67 SUNBEAM USES A LITTLE OIL FOR 47 YEARS OLD NOT LIKE THIS BMW DOES
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2006 BMW 650i 4.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEK13476
It was a bad DME. Installed and programmed new DME and problem solved. All the replies I received suggested things I had already did or checked. Thanks anyway. I still don't understand how the DME went bad from an engine swap but that was the fix.
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2003 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Cluster display VIN: 1G6KS54Y93
Hello everyone and thanks for the replies. After getting the vehicle back and attempting to re-calibrate the cluster (we were assuming that it had been set up for non US) with no improvment, we went out on a limb and asked the customer if she had any other key...
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2011 Cadillac CTS V 6.2L Electrical system VIN: 1G6DV8EP3B
-Replaced BCM at Dealer, Now motor will shut down after 5 seconds, vs multiple minutes before BCM replace -Now there is one Hard Code(P1682 Ignition Switch Circuit Faulty), and Check engine light stays on all the time no matter key position -When disconnecti...
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2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L starter VIN: 2G1WF55E8Y
Well I beleive this one is fixed. Went back in and did a pin drag test on the connector at the switch. Found the connection on the pink wire to be a bit loose. This was a connector that I had replaced in the past. Anyway after messing with that I was able to d...
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2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1WW12E44
ok,i cut the yellow on the ignistion switch while car was running but engine still would not start sometimes.the other problem was engine would not start on first crank but on the second crank so i started looking into this more and found no 24x signal or cam ...
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2003 Dodge Durango SLT Plus 4.7L Transmission VIN: 1D4HS58N63
Thanks to all who replied. The customer opted for a rebuilt unit.We think the fault was in the torque converter itself. We installed the new unit, added an inline filter, and flushed and flow tested the cooler. Truck is fixed and the customer is happy
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2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Hesitation VIN: WD8PD74496
THANKS TO ALL THAT REPLIED. THE CUSTOMER HAS NOT RETURNED FOR ME TO DO ANYTHING ELSE TO THE VEHICAL. Trouble codes: P0234, P0336, P0675, P0673, P0106.
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1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FALP1131W
Thanks every one for help,it ended up being the constant control relay module (under air box)would only act up when parked outside in cold weather,brought module in to warm up for 30 minutes,put back in car would start every time
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Pcm ? VIN: 1FTNX21LXY
Hey Thanks to who responded. I think I was not clear in my post, I received some answers they where off. That's what I did: First I double checked my work ok, then I removed the pcm to find a chip installed!!!I removed the chip opened the pcm checked for any ...
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2003 Ford E-450 Super Duty Custom 6.8L engine VIN: 1FDXE45S13
Thanks for the replies.Unmetered air at the throttle plate was the cause.The air inlet was folded under on the throttle body behind the alternator.Installed properly and engine runs fine now.Thank you for the input guys.
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTPX14574
Sorry for not posting sooner. I checked the plugs and no problem found. I could not see a problem with the maf. data while driving, it seemed to change in reponse to demand like it should. I never did smell the fuel smell. Found no problem with the evap. sys. ...
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2004 Ford F650 6.0L power to ECM VIN: 3FRNF65J94
Well rick got the closest to solving this but most of you said to check the battery cables and fuses so I did. All of the fuses are good and the holders look real good as well. The cables all looked great with little to no corrosion but I noticed on the ground...
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2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU72K54
Against my better judgement I r&r'd the intake and found nothing amiss; no weak/crushed/ or distorted "o" rings, no loose bolts, nix, nada, nothing however, all the upper plenum runners had the usual light coating of EGR/exhaust "fluff" except no.6 which was o... Trouble codes: P0506 (Solus defined Lower then normal idle observed.).
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2005 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Monitors not setting VIN: 1ZVFT82H25
Confirmed that the reading for the iat is false. This is the reading the computer is using to stop the monitors from running. With the confirmation that it is a bad computer it will need to be replaced. Customer is waiting to afford the work done Thank you al...
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1996 Geo Tracker 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2CNBJ1865T
DECIDED TO CHECK FUEL PRESSURE AGAIN, HAD 80 LBS PRESSURE. REPLACED THE FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR WITH USED ONE. CURED PROBLEM ALSO GAVE A GOOD TUNE UP.HELPED OTHER MISS IN ENGINE. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR TIPS.
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2004 GMC Envoy XUV SLT 4.2L batt light VIN: 1GKET12SX4
thanks to all that replyed , after verifing 4.9 volts to alt term b, tried an oem alt and the problem was gone
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2005 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L illumination lights VIN: KNDUP13235
Thanks to Walter for the info about the Hyundai/Kia tech info website. We had to resort to the old-fashioned method of finding the short connectors - we had to look for them. On the Sedona, if you pull the climate control assembly, there are 7 short connecto...
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2007 Lexus ES350 3.5L 1-2 and 2-3 shift VIN: JTHBJ46G47
I want to thank those that replied. I ended up buying the ATRA diagnostic manual on that transmission. That showed me the correct location of the relief springs. I still had the same problem afterward. I joined identifix. They had me do a driving comparison be...
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2009 Lexus RX350 3.5L battery VIN: 2T2HK31U29
We completely removed the remote harness and all associated parts and put a new battery in this car and the owner has been laid up with the flu for a month now. I do not know if this is fixed. As soon as i can i will update you.
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2003 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 4F2CZ94103
well i guess that only starting when you let off the key was throwing me off but it actually turned out to be a coolant sensor . it was showing over 200 degrees in the am . dont know why it didnt show up before but i had a hard time getting the vechicle when i...
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2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L no communication VIN: 1N4BA41E54
ok everyone, thank you for your help. I got back to this vehicle Friday morning, scanned the used TCM and got data. Was not able to communicate with old TCM, so there were multiple problems. I had swapped the modules and expected the trans default to be resolv...
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1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.1L timing VIN: 1G3WH54T7M
ICM and crank pos. sensor did the trick. Thanks to all.
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2004 Toyota RAV4 2.4L engine VIN: JTEGD20V54
used the wrong mark on the exhaust timing sprocket fell like playing in the traffic thanks for the help guys
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2005 Toyota Highlander 3.3L transfer case VIN: JTEEP21A55
thanks for all the help no way to remove transfer case without lowering and seperating power unit
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2005 Volvo V50 T5 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1MW682X5
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP. HAD TO REPLACE THE OIL TRAP, ALL PROBLEMS WERE FIXED UPON REPLACEMENT. Trouble codes: P0101 (Mass air flow sensor), P2187 (02 lean).
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