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2004 Acura MDX 3.5L Serp belt VIN: 2HNY018824
2 and a half years ago, the vehicle came in and needed an alt replaced. We put an alt and belt on. A few weeks after, the belt started to squeal. We changed the belt. A couple weeks later, same thing. We replaced the tensioner and idler assembly. Then another ...
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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Starting VIN: WAUML44E24
2004 Audi a8l with an excessive battery drain.Ido not have a lot of Audi experience so we sent the car to the dealer, they installed a new battery, new battery management module and mmi switches. the old switches were jammed. 2200.00 dollars later they said it...
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2009 BMW 328i xDrive 3.0L clutch VIN: WBAPK53579
Hi all in IATN land. Thanks for taking the time to read this post. The clutch works as designed but when you depress it to the floor there is a clicking noise that reminds me of a clutch that is being over thrown. I though about the peddle stop but you can't s...
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2005 Buick Rendezvous CXL 3.4L gauge VIN: 3G5DA03E05
customer called and said car was overheating.we got the car towed in,coolant resevoir was full and removed cap and was full.drove car and if you dont run the air the fans turn on at 224 degrees and shuts off at 205.my issue is when on my scanner I watched the ...
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1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD52Y0T
I have a 1996 Deville that we replaced the PCM for an intermittent stalling problem a couple of days ago. After doing the remote SPS programming with the Tech 2 and TIS2WEB, the car now starts and runs but after about 30 seconds the MIL comes on and P0606 is c... Trouble codes: P0606 (Control Module Internal Performance)
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2007 Cadillac Escalade ESV 6.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GYFK66877
vehicle stalls only on decelleration.vehicle has never stalled while driving,only when slowing down to stop, in traffic or exiting highway.sets no codes,fuel pressure stong.seems worse since warmer weather.we did actually have it stall when coming back to shop...
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2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 5.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNES13M56
Customer purchased vehicle couple months ago, ran fine until 2 weeks ago. Started running very rough returned it to person who installed engine. He had it for several weeks and said he did not know what was wrong with it. So we have it, clear codes and while c... Trouble codes: P0016 (p0341-), P0341
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2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L Hesitation VIN: 2C8GM68414
The lady who drives this car just says, "I think it needs a tune-up." She says it lacks power and sometimes bogs down. Also it stalled upon startup in the morning a few months ago, and hasn't done it since. The only code is P2008, for the short runner valve in... Trouble codes: P2008 (Short Runner Valve Solenoid Circuit)
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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C4GM68495
car came in two weeks ago with the same codes but car was starting so i clear codes and checked wires from pcm to iac and to nvld and to asd relay swap relay and drove it 20 miles car died but was able to restar checked wires again nothing so i replace the pcm...
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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Ignition switch VIN: 3A4FY58B06
Hi Group, got this PT in,Intermintently not cranking,tested starter,test good.Turn key,will not crank,starter relay & ASD click,found if I turned the ignition switch easy like a lady would,no crank,but if I really turned the key hard it would crank,like the sw...
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2000 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L Transmission Control Module VIN: 1B7GL2AN8Y
No data from TCM. The PRNDL indicates all gears selected. I have followed Dodges trouble tree for no response from TCM. No Voltage at TCM pin 11 - Ignition Switch Output (ST-RUN-OFF) with key in any position. The repair should be repair fused ignition switch o...
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2005 Dodge Magnum R/T 5.7L Electronic VIN: 2D8GV58255
I have this magnum with no speedo reading which means my tranny will not shift. I need to know where does the speed signal come from, is it the rear ABS sensor or the electrohydraulic unit? This has a NAG1 tranny. There is no communications with the ABS Module...
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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 4 wheel drive VIN: 1FMDU34EXV
Okay all have looked at all the post on this that I can find and none seems close to what I am dealing with. Not had to work on to many of these 4x4 systems all of my customers with this style have had no problems with the 4 wheel drive. But then again none ha...
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDWF36F52
Well this one has got me stumped for now. Crank no start. IDS data logger says everything is fine and it should start IPR37% ICP goes right up to 2000psi Inj PW time 5ms Crank speed great I have installed a know good IDM/IPR/ICP and still no start. Checked oil...
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2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Noise VIN: 1FTRW08673
I have a 03 Ford F150 with the windsor 4.6 eng. It has a noise coming from the driver side of the motor. No Leaks in the manifold gasket. Has headers and new cats. the old cats where all broken up both side. Noise sounds like a lifter type noise. I have un-plu...
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2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.2L Failed E-test VIN: 1FT7W2B69C
The trucks continuous fuel monitor is not ready. Only code is p1639. I suspect tuner tampering but no info available. Reflashed computer with no help. evap egr misfire comprehensive were ready before I reset the pcm.Tried KAM reset, tried misfire reset to no a... Trouble codes: P1639
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2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, P1399 VIN: 1HGCG16592
started misfiring all of a sudden, check for codes po301-po306 also PO1399 all cylinders. tested egr system ok replaced sparkplugs replaced wornout & Miles, adjusted valves, cleaned injectors checked fuel for excessive alcohol ok Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306
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2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L o2 sensor code VIN: 1HGEM21904
Car came in with a P0134 ho2s s1 circuit no activity code I informed customer a o.e. sensor needs to be put in and what it would cost he decided he would do it him self and ended up back for the same code I tested wire integrity with a small load from the pcm ...
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2005 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L Immobilizer system VIN: JHMES96655
This vehicle was towed here from another shop, they replaced the fuel pump, fuel pump is working now but it will not start. The immobilizer system indicator light keeps flashing. I know how to do a relearn for the key on GM vehicles, but I am at loss with this...
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2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L engine VIN: JNKCV54E54
Does anyone know if you can pull engine out the top or does it have to be dropped out the bottom with trans.as alldata states. looks like it could but want to be sure. thanks!
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Misfire VIN: SAJDA01D5Y
Hey guys I need some help. I have this Jag that keeps getting WATER in the spark plug holes and causing a misfire. This appears to only happen after a rain or going through a car wash. The water is getting into multiple cylinders without any set pattern. All o... Trouble codes: P0304 (p0308-), P0308 (p0305-), P0305 (p0301-), P0301
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2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L No Start VIN: 1J4GL58K92
hello fellow technicans, and thank you in advance for any help. This jeep came in on hook as a crank no start. As with any no start I started with the basics. Fuel pressure, spark, injector pulse, back pressure,and compression. I seem to have everything i need...
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2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L Gauges,Radio,Ecm,Hvac,Abs,Air Bag VIN: 1J8GS48K18
This vehicle was brought in from another shop as no-start. Tha majority of the systems that should be on @ koeo are not enabled. pcm, abs module, hvac, air bag module, gauges, turn signals, & also no starter operation. I can ground the relays that supply power...
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2002 Kia Optima SE 2.7L Moniters VIN: KNAGD12812
This car failed California smog test due to moniters not run, O2, Cat, and Evap Moniters. Customers had all four O2 sensors replaced. Customer decided to drive car to reset moniters. 400 miles and moniters not run. Car was brought to us, we ran drive cycle...
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2008 Lexus IS250 2.5L Misfire VIN: JTHBK26288
After driving for serveral minutes vehicle mil starts flashing and goes into fail safe mode. This occurs when accellerating under light throttle. It stays in this mode till shut off and restarted. Then it runs good for a few miles till it does it again. We hav... Trouble codes: P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire)
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2006 Mazda 6 S 3.0L cold air inside the car VIN: 1YVHP84D06
Hi group , last week i ve replace the engine in this car and i never have hot or warm air inside the car. the engine have the correct temp but the hose to heather core are always cold. try to bleed air with the front of the car up, replace water pump and therm...
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1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L engine VIN: 1N4BU31DXV
car will not start after sitting for a few hours, it sounds as if it has no compression. if you keep trying to start it sounds like it's getting comp. back then starts. after it starts you can shut it off and restart it as many times as you want. and once it d...
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2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D93
I have this nissan. did a head gasket to it because of leakage. replaced timing chain and all components. vehicle will not start. i get injector pulse and ignition coil pulse while cranking one time at the start of crank then pulse goes away. car ran before th...
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2005 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6BA07A45
Hello fellow techs, I hope someone can help me out. I am working on this Titan that came in for a missfire. I performed the tune-up on it and notticed that every plug on bank 2 were soaked with fuel. When I started the vehicle the problem still exhisted. When ... Trouble codes: P0300
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1999 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 3.4L ipc condition VIN: 1G3NF52E4X
The IPC was inop lastnight. Could not communicate with the ICP or the PCM. Started it up this morning everything was working fine, now we can communicate with things any info on this would be a big help. The only thing we did was spray some electrical cleaner ...
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2002 Saturn SL2 1.9L p0341 VIN: 1G8ZK52732
vehical came in about 3 months ago with code p0341 cmp sensor circuit performance cleared codes and now its back so I ohmed out plug wires ohmed out bad removed and replaced plug wires and put new copper style spark plugs in and also gaped them to specs compre...
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2000 Subaru Forester L 2.5L fuel guage VIN: JF1SF6356Y
Scanned ecm for code(S); P1442 again. removed both senders, checked resistaces,Main assy=1.4-51.2... sub assy =1.8-43.3 looks good to me. (i also have a set of new senders from the dealer, and #'s were almost exact) Smooth sweep on both guages.I then pulled th...
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2005 Subaru Outback i 2.5L Shift interlock VIN: 4S4BP61C45
Car came in stuck in park. Found shift interlock arm broken and jammed in shifter assy. Replaced interlock solenoid, now no actuation of solenoid when pressing brake pedal. There is no power from BCM to shift interlock solenoid. Brake switch is good. Brake swi...
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2003 Suzuki Aerio S 2.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JS2RA41S93
ltft 14.8 and stft15 idle stft9 at 1000rpm stft 4 2000rpm maf 230g/s idle 279 1000, 529 g/s 2000 front o2 crosses .5 rear o2 stays at .84 Trouble codes: P171B
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Wipers VIN: 3VWRC29M6Y
The wipers on this Jetta keeps running upon start up and cycles between 10 and 12 times then they stop wherever they feel like on the windshield and I would have to manually park them, if I put the wipers on then off the same above symptom occurs again, all of...
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2003 Audi A4 1.8L Turn Signals, Tail Lights VIN: WAULC68E53
we replaced the J519 module and then programmed it , it took care of the problem . For curiosity , we took the old module apart and discovered corrosion on the circuit board and burn spots. Thanks for your repair suggestions.
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2004 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Battery "VOLT" Lamp VIN: 1G4CW54K84
Thanks for all the input. OE alternator fixed the problem. F China Parts!
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2005 Chevrolet Colorado Sport LS 3.5L No Start VIN: 1GCDS19695
sorry for so long to close.finally got customer to leave it with us.turned out to bethe purge valve stuck open.my biggest problem was getting them to leave it.thank for all the input
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2002 Ferrari 360 Spider 3.6L Clutch VIN: ZFFYT53B00
Hi everyone, a strange thing happened. The clutch bearing was seized from sitting six month in a not heated garage. It was making lots of noise rubbing on the pressure plate. I needed to drive it to my location six miles away to install the clutch. After driv...
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FTZR15V3Y
truck has been gone for three days with no complaints. after sitting all night with dye in it there was a small amount around the low pressure switch on the dryer, nothing that looked like a large enough leak, but i went ahead and changed it anyway "13.00". tr...
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2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Engine perf VIN: 1FTPW145X5
Thank you all for your input...very valuable. found a tsb concerning the parking brake hanging up on this vehicle but when inspecting the parking brake according to the bulletin we found it to be releasing properly but the left rear brake caliper had been par...
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2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14V46
Thank you for all the information. unpon further investigation we ended up pulling the cam out on the right bank and found a flat hydrolic adjuster/lifter. I also notices some scoring on the cam jurnal. Once I put everything back together I found that after wa... Trouble codes: P0304.
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2007 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L parking lights VIN: 1FTPW12V97
sorry guysfor closing this late thought i had already closed it.I found a wire jumpered for the trailer with alligator clips.the customer bought this truck used and had never pulled a trailer.some one in the past has done this .i guess the clips werent making ...
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2006 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLT 6.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GTHK23D46
I gave the customer the estimate and he is not sure what to do yet. Thanks for all your replies I quoted him $800 which included the reprogramming of the new injectors with the onboard PCM which my snap- on - verus supports.
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1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L cyl. head VIN: 1HGCD5635T
I digested all your opinions and advise, decided to scrap the head and at customer request, got a used head and not a used engine. Had the head checked and resurfaced by the same machinist for no charge. reassembled and reinstalled. All is well now. Still not ...
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2004 Honda Civic DX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM21174
ok thanks for all the replies this car is a 2004 honda and has no badges as to if it is a hx ex lx dx so when i entered the vin through i-atn knowledge base it says it is a dx .and i have a pcm from a ex or hx with vtec. Alan from Pennsylvania says that a... Trouble codes: P2647.
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2001 Hyundai XG300 3.0L Timing Belt VIN: KMHFU45D61
The problem was that the tensioner was not adjusted properly. It was taken apart and put back together with correct tension and now it's running fine.
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1999 Infiniti Q45 4.1L MIL Lamp on
thanks for the info,i found,a vacuum line disconnected from the intake manifold, retest the car and check engine light is gone, now I learned how manifold air pressure works in a infinity Trouble codes: 1105 (Map sensor solenoid).
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2002 Isuzu Axiom 3.5L Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, Backfire VIN: 4S2CE58X62
Thanks for all suggestions, I did not want to believe it but my cats were clogged bad, left had even melted sections. Prior owner had a bad ION sensing unit and wrong spark plugs, reason why I think cats went bad. Thanks again Dan [...] Gordon & Richard you w...
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1995 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Stall VIN: 1LNLM81WXS
Well, I finally got Pop's to let go of his car for me to do some more testing. I had 16 very good replies and I decided to just go down the list and check everything that was suggested, Cam and Crank sensor signals looked good, I wiggled every harness and conn...
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2001 Mazda Tribute DX 3.0L Misfire VIN: 4F2YU06191
Thanks for all the replies, The one I chose was small ties on each injector connector. This held each one tight. I drove the vehicle and it ran great each injector is now making connection. Trouble codes: P0302.
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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL600 5.5L Turbo boost VIN: WDBSK76F24
Thanks for the replies and help everyone. The old intercooler coolant pump was the old p/n and seems to be locked up. Installed the newer p/n pump, vacuum filled the system and no more hi charge air temp. Car is good to go now.
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2010 Mercury Mariner 2.5L Unknown VIN: 4M2CN8B77A
I went in with the IDS and check for codes. A raity but not a single code in any system. Reinstalled gauges and ran vehicle. The pressures were fine, even cooled good without adding any extra freon. the customers complaint is that it totally stopped cooling......
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2009 Mini Cooper 1.6L Stall VIN: WMWMF33589
Great rersponce great help. cleaned maf and cleaned coking on throtle body and vehicle runs great cold and hot thanks for everynes help,Bradley
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1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start VIN: JT2SK12E1S
I fixed the problem by going back to the basics and finding that I had a bad noid light which taught me to slow down and when it doesn't make sense check my tools and the lesson we all should know that just because you take a part out of the box does not mean ...
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2003 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Evap VIN: 5TENL42N93
As everyone mention, We replace the VSV + purge solenoid valve the truck just come back today after 200 miles and the evap still not complete at the readiness I will post it back when he come back next week. One again, thanks everyone spend time to help us ,s...
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L electric VIN: WVGBC67L54
Thank to all of you guy for all your help, Tucker , Mike and Barry you guy where right, the left pump and the filter where bad, I installed new filter and pump and runed very good. thank to all of you
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2008 Volkswagen Passat Komfort 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: WVWAK73C58
After many hours and contemplating of what to do we decided to install another water pump and the customer decided to trade the vehicle off. The previous water pumps would last 2500 to 3000 miles before failing. If it had not been for the fact that the origi...
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1991 Volvo 940 SE 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1KA8741M
I replaced a very restricted fuel filter and installed a new fuel pump relay.Then established there is spark and pulse.I went wire by wire from relay to ecm and found the ecm not grounding a y/bl wire that triggers the relay to energize the pump.I am looking f...
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