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2006 Acura TSX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4CL96916
Engine light keeps coming on, p0462 & u0155 keep coming on. Tested fuel gauge circuit and can read level values on scanner, customer says gauge always work without issure, cruise will not work after engine light comes back on Trouble codes: P0462 (Low fuel level signal), U0155 (Can gauge control error)
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2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Battery light VIN: 5UXFB33553
This car came with battery light on, air suspension fault. Have checked the charging voltage which is 13.8v. Checked battery and it shows 12.6v 850CCA. Connected the chrging system tester and it shows to repair charging system. Customer replaced the alternator...
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2006 BMW 330i 3.0L Electric Pump, Radiator, Thermostat VIN: WBAVB33506
Customer complaining of ck engine light coming on. Check codes and replaced thermostat as stated. Customer brought car back in a couple weeks later with same complaint. Customer doesnt complain of any running problems, or overheating problems. I have no way of...
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2004 Buick Century Limited 3.1L no communication VIN: 2G4W552J14
Client drove vehicle into parking lot, several issues going on; Gauges all at 0 or bottom, radio inoperative with a thumping noise coming from the dash, RED Brake lamp on in cluster, shift indiactor is showing the "D" with a circle around it, no matter what ge...
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2006 Cadillac SRX 3.6L Steering Pump VIN: 1GYEE63736
Hello first of all just want to say thanks already, i have a 06 cadillac srx with no power steering, check the pump and it is not working. So replaced it, and it works then after 15 min and customer went to the highway and then came back with no power steering...
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2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 7.4L Misfire VIN: 1GBM7H1BXY
Quick one for you Good Wrench guys. This is actually a boom truck with a 460 in it. Will eventually set a P0300 code. Can definitely feel a misfire. When you do a power balance, all cylinders seem to effect the same. Has been to five different shops which have... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple cylinder misfire)
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2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDX03EX1
Vehicle has had p0341 cam pos sensor code for a while, while road testing, cmp pid will intermiitantly cycle between yes & no, sensor and wiring test ok, wiggle test ok, "vibration" test on ecm inconclusive, do you think a intermitantly shorted cmp sensor will... Trouble codes: P0341 (Cam pos sensor)
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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LTZ 6.6L air bag light VIN: 1GC1KYE84B
SDM will not clear DTCs, cannot be programmed, and listing DTCs for options the truck does not even have. Now that I have a basic understanding of the Passenger Pressence System, This 2500 HD crew cab truck does not have the option. Numerous DTCs in the follow...
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1996 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L cruise control VIN: 3B7MC33C0T
Cruise will set, engine rpm increase and decrease like surge. Target speed holds on scan tool, vehicle speed on scanner 2 to 5 mph less than target. Speedo 2 to 5 mph higher than target. solenoids will vent and block as rpm and speed change. All switch functio...
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1991 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L crankshaft hub VIN: 1FTCR10A6M
truck came in with no start has good fuel pressure and spark and injector pulse. if i change the wires around on the right bank truck will start stalls and it back fires thinking its the vane wheel on the crankshaft hub if anyone could send me a picture of the...
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2005 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L supercharger VIN: 1ZVFT82H05
All you Ford Mustang gurus... I have a Jack Rousch Mustang with a supercharger bad bearing. anyway to fix it without changing supercharger?. what about bypassing supercharger all together? what would that entail? anyone ever run across a scenario like this tha...
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDWX35P96
hi guys i have this f350 6.0 diesel in shop it would not restart when hot i checked the high pressure reading while cranking and seen about 100lbs of pressure not good i did the air test using the icp swicth port and heard air comming from the pass side valve ...
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2008 Ford Taurus X SEL 3.5L tachometer VIN: 1FMDK02W78
This vehicle was here for routine service and customer mentioned that the tach drops out at times and also that the message center in the cluster gets 'lines through it' sometimes too. Seems like it may be acting like GM clusters when they are going bad. I jus...
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2003 GMC W3500 Forward W3S042 5.7L hydraulic VIN: 4KDB4B1R53
good day, the affected w3500 came in with low brake pedal concern. upon test drive found braking to be near non existant on first application, with one pump bringing the pedal height to normal and braking restored. I went after brake adjustment with no improv...
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2004 GMC Sierra 2500 SLE 6.0L heating VIN: 1GTHC23U34
No heat from driver's side ducts. Passenger gets nice and hot but driver's side has no heat. Air switches direction from defrost to center just fine. All suggestions will be appreciated. Thank you in advance.
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2005 GMC Canyon Z85 SLE 3.5L Hesitation, Surge, Loss of Power VIN: 1GTDS13675
Problem I have is Low Traction light will come on with the engine loosing all power as if a wheel could be skidding on acceleration, but wheels are not skidding. Trac light will go off if the brake pedal is pressed to where the brake lights come on, or most of...
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1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L cyl. head VIN: 1HGCD5635T
I am doing a head gasket due to overheating condition. Had the head checked and resurfaced. Got it back and machinist says this head was previously resurfaced incorrectly. Maybe not on the jig correct or didn't use a jig. He says it came out ok. He only took ....
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1999 Infiniti Q45 4.1L MIL Lamp on
Remove plenum and intake twice recheck wiring, vacuum hoses, apply power to solenoid and it clicks, no vacuums leaks, found a tech note in vantage common problem withn a pintle but want to make sure before buying it from dealer, any suggestions, thank you remo... Trouble codes: 1105 (Map sensor solenoid)
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJHF10U21
to all lexus/toyota pros out there. got this RX300 that's chewing my head. it's got P0420 CAT BANK 1 ineffecient. replaced the BANK 1 CAT with a BOSAL from worldpac, now the vehicle is back after 2 days with the same code. my genesis scanner is limited won't g... Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat below effeciency bank 1)
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2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 5LMFU27R44
Ok so here goes this car cam in with a possible over heating problem , i let it run for 30 min and it was fine so i test drove. My test drive was to be 8 miles long and half way through it over heated, when i got back to the shop i tested it for a head gasket ...
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2006 Mazda RX-8 1.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1FE17356
Tested power to solenoids and it's good.Solenoids ohmed out to be open circuits. Need to replace solenoids.Does any one know how long of a job this is? Trouble codes: P0076 (Intake valve control solenoid circuit low), P0661 (intake manifold tune valve control circuit low)
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic 5.0L Ride Control VIN: WDBUF83J34
This e 500 has air struts. I am changing the left front upper control arm with ball joint due to a failed ball joint. I have a launch x-431 diagun and a modis but am not sure how to deflate the air strut prior to replacing the control arm.i do not own the merc...
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2009 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.5L Misfire VIN: WDDGF52X39
Hi i am helping a friend with this 09 c230 v6 it has a misfire 0n number 5 i have swapped the coil, plugs and injector. I compared compression to another cylinder it was ok. I SMOKED intake no leaks found.I don't know where to go but to pull valve cover off.I ... Trouble codes: P0304
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2002 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1N6ED27T32
This truck has really been gone over. I took all the injectors and tested them electronically, pulsing them, didn't flo test them. I checked the timing belt and tightened it. At idle it feels like a slight miss, Taking of normally gets you going pretty good bu... Trouble codes: M0DE, 6 (test id 02 component id 00)
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2004 Nissan Altima S 2.5L MIL Lamp on, No Throttle Controll VIN: 1N4AL11D84
Vehicle came in with a blown head gasket, R&R motor. At first start up would idle but no throttle control. Performed diagostics for codes, Found faulty PCM, purchaced one from dealer and reprogramed. Car ran and drove perfect for three weeks, then codes repeat... Trouble codes: P1122 (Electronic Throttle Control Function), P1126 (Throttle Control Motor Relay)
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2006 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L ecm VIN: 5N1BV28U86
Hello fellow tech working on a 2006 Quest came from another shop with p0335 in ecm and 0726 in trans. The only driveablity seems to be trans in failsafe. Sensor been replaced, ecm replaced, tcm swapped. 12v power to sensor and ground good checked crank and cam...
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2007 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4BA41E27
Help Nissan techs. I have a 2007 Maxima. Have codes P1610 & P1614. Security lamp stays on while cranking. Tried to initalize system key on/off 5 seconds, three cycles. No luck. 1610 will never clear 1614 will clear but comes back after cranking. I got the code... Trouble codes: P1610 (p1614-), P1614
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2009 Nissan Cube SL 1.8L No Start VIN: JN8AZ28RX9
unfortunately this is a family members vehicle so I get stuck with it the problem is no crank I have batt volts at blue wire at the relay box from the ignition switch and I have power through the range select switch but no power on the brown wire going to star...
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1992 Saturn SL2 1.9L No Start VIN: 1G8ZK5477N
This customer has an intermittent no start, will stall when driving. When this occurs there is no spark at the plug wire, she has replaced the coil wires and plugs. I cant seem to duplicate the condition thinking crank sensor . Has anyone repaired this concern... Trouble codes: 26 (Egr)
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2001 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BE63571
Diagrams Indicate power supplied via connector B47 "Main Relay", I must be over looking this relay I can't find anything titled main relay. No other codes & No indication of voltage drop while driving. Would suspect bad ECM ground but no other inputs or output... Trouble codes: P1400 (Fuel tank pressure control solenoid valve circuit low input)
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2003 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Clutch VIN: JF1GD29683
Not sure that this is the right place for this, but I'm doing it here anyway. I've got this '03 WRX in for a clutch. I've pulled a few non turbo Subaru engines out for clutches, but never a turbo version. Looks to be a fair amount more involved with the turbo ...
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1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L No Start VIN: 2T1BR18E8W
Hello all and thank you in advance for any help provided. 1998 Toyota Corrola 1.8L. Customer is having an intermitent no start issue. The car will crank but not start. This intermitent issue is now happening always. Came in on a hook and we found that spark, i...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Engine actuators VIN: 3VWSC29M7X
This vehicle cranks but won't start. I can't communicate with ECM. The injectors, evap solenoid, IAC, and a relay under dash all are clicking at about the same speed four way flashers would flash with key in run position. I have very poor diagnostic informatio...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Idle VIN: 3VWRA69M55
This vehicle has had a slight misifre at idle only on cylenders one and two. At any amount of throttle above idle it runs great. We found evedence of someone having played around with injectors, maybe swapping them around. There is no history available beyond ...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L loud noise on acceleration VIN: 3VWST71K66
Code p2015 Customer are from San Francisco had a tune up done before heading south. Just filters and oil change. She heard a slight rattle like when you put a playing card in the spokes of a bike well the closer the got to LA the louder the problem got and she...
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2009 Volkswagen Routan SE 3.8L Temp Gauge Reading VIN: 2V8HW44139
Vehicle was brought back in for an overheating problem. I got in the vehicle to start it up and noticed the temperature gauge was at 230 with the engine cold. I hooked the scan tool up and engine temp is showing the same. If I unplug the ECT the coolant voltag...
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2006 Volvo S60 R 2.5L Cel VIN: YV1RH52746
I am fighting this S60R, for boost low codes. Has happened to the customer multiple times, but never for us at the shop. When boost codes are set and CEL comes on car goes into limp mode. After a cycle of the key car regains all function and CEL goes out. I ha... Trouble codes: 640D, 602D, 670D
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2007 Volvo XC90 3.2 3.2L Engine VIN: YV4CZ98277
Car was brought in with high pitched whistle noise. Noise goes away when dipstick is removed. The oil filter housing is similar to the S40/V50 that has a high failure rate for the PCV system. I replaced the Oil filter housing twice with the same results. The n...
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2002 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Battery VIN: TRUWT28N02
I will call this a partial fix . As to the draw on the battery a [...] is acceptible draw. I did a inline with my meter over night. as to the code in the door module it appears that this can set in any module on this vehicle and the fix is to replace modu...
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2002 BMW 530i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT63432
thanks to all who have responded with advice but sorry to say that the problem is still not solved. sending customer to dealer. i have ripped the intake manifold off and did a complete seal job, made sure 100% that all vacuum hoses were good, and did everythin... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle rpm plausibility leakage).
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1994 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Heater core VIN: 1G6KY5298R
Thanks to all that took time out of their busy schedule to help out.I checked for proper flow through the small hose that went from the thermostat housing back to the over flow bottle. Flow was great so I eliminated water pump concerns. I removed the A/C accum...
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1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L Electronic VIN: 1GNDT13W1R
thanks for all who gives me the suggestion finaley i found we put the worng transmission in the truck we put used transmission and they send me the worng transmission two time. Finley i deside to get rebulid old trani ofter that all good thanks again raj
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1999 Chevrolet W3500 Tiltmaster W3S042 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5CGCP41R2X
Misfire counters on Cyl 7 and 4 would increase between 1500 and 2500RPM in Park or Nuetral only, then MIL lamp would come on then fail emissions test in Calif (stored P0300 code in ECM). Yet engine ran smooth and HC readings out tailpipe were below 100ppm (no ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple misfire).
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2008 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 4.0L Srs Module VIN: 2A8HR64X58
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE REPLIES. YOU WERE CORRECT THE WRONG MODULE WAS INSTALLED. THE DEALER SAID IF THERE TECH SAID IT WAS RIGHT THEY WERE STICKING WITH IT. SO WE INSTALLED THE CORRECT MODULE UNLOCKED IT AND ALL WAS RIGHT. THE OWNER SAID THEY WOULD DEAL WITH CH...
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 5.9L TransferCase VIN: 1B7HF13Z6W
I'm calling this one fixed. Got alot good response and checked all items mentioned. We did find a bound up u-joint on the LF axle which we repaired. Checked out the actuator collar, etc all seemed OK there. Turning the front wheels by hand the tires moved in o...
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L Electronic VIN: 2B4GP44R91
First I would like to thank every one for replying. Big thanks to Bob for telling about pin 11, I checked this and only would light test light for 1 second and go out, added 12 volts to this pin 11 and every thing was working normal, removed the added power an...
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2002 Dodge Durango SLT Plus 4.7L ambient temp gauge VIN: 1B4HS58N72
The fix was to go into the HVAC, select misc., select disable ambient temp sensor, erase the DTC, turn the ignition off for 5 seconds, then back on and verify the code is gone. Josh gave us the missing piece to the puzzle, by telling us that you have to drive ...
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2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L ABS Code VIN: 1FMYU95H36
Thanks for the replies. What happened was we had set a time and day with are scan tool supplier to bring a ford factory scan tool to help us rebleed the system to make absolutely sure the previous work hadn't caused the problem, in the mean time the owner call...
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2003 Land Rover Discovery S 4.6L Misfire VIN: SALTL16423
After a good road test and then pulling the plug and pressure testing the cooling system we found that the cylinder sleeve was moving and causing a small amount of coolant to enter the combustion chamber causing the miss fire to happen. The amazing thing is ... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 miss fire detected).
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1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L trans neutrals out VIN: JT8UF11E2P
All of you guys were right. Talked to the trans shop today and they said one of the valves in the valve body would stick once it got hot. As always, thanks to all who took time to reply. Allen
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2005 Maserati Quattroporte 4.2L Water Pump VIN: ZAMCE39A65
I apologize for the long close out time. The customer eventually declined repairs after the vehicle sat at my shop for 3 weeks. I do believe I know what the fix is however: Like I stated before, the water pump and oil pump are 1 unit. the pump runs off of a ch...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF61J83
Thank you for all the replies I had forgotten to check the compression cyl 1 -3 had no compression I notified the custom of the problem and am waiting to see what they want to do. when I found no compression I couldn't believe it at first due to how smooth it...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WP52K01
Well believe it or not we installed a cat and released it to the customer. 3 to 4 weeks have went by, called customer and asked if every thing has been good, no light has came back on and car is running good, I have many unanswered questions on this code and ... Trouble codes: P0172.
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2006 Saturn Ion-3 2.2L Starter VIN: 1G8AL55F26
The intermittent nature of this issue got the best of me on this one. When I was finally able to get the vehicle to not start consistently I realized the check engine light on the dash was disappearing, key on engine off. This obviously indicated a power inter...
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2004 Toyota Matrix 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1KR32E24
well i installed a used head and new timing chain. the vehicle is fixed. compared before and after cmp and ckp signals and it was off by a couple of humps when looking at the patterns. thanks again for all the advice and helping get to the bottom of this corre... Trouble codes: P0016 (Ckp/cmp correlation bank 1 sensor a).
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L power fuel door, power door locks, power mirrors VIN: 3VWSE69M33
I READ ROBERT [...]'S AND MIKE'S POSTS AND DID CHECK FOR BROKEN WIRES BEFORE MY POST SORRY FOR NOT SAYING SO. AND THE COMFORT MOD WAS NOT LISTED IN THE WIRING DIAGRAM SO THOUGHT IT WAS NOT INVOLVED. ALL THESE POSTS WERE HELPFUL. NOW WHEN JEFFERY SAID HE HAD THE SAM...
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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on, Limp mode VIN: WVWAE63B65
Guys thanks for all the help as this vehicle is gone. The Engine Controller and Altitude sensor was replaced like I said with same problem. I have tested all wires with no problem found. We dicided to try the first sensor as it was the OEM as we later found ou... Trouble codes: P1592 (18000 005522 Altitude sensor Boost pressure sensor implaussible ratio).
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