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1997 Acura CL 3.0L Unknown VIN: 19UYA2250V
Drove in with trans slipping. Checked fluid and it was good and clean. Tried to scan for codes but could not talk to TCM. I can talk to all other modules on bus. I tried another scan tool with the same results. I jumped the service test plug and got a code wit...
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2003 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Engine VIN: WA1YD54B63
Customer has overheated 3 times in the past year, all on days that were over 70 derees F. It happened twice last summer and once last week. Every time, the customer had been driving for 45 minutes or more and the temp gauge crept to hot and the warning sounded...
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2006 Audi A3 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUMF78P26
Hello Audi/VW Techs. This A3 has a pattern of running rough and misfiring for about 30 seconds when cold, then it runs perfect all day. High and low fuel pressure are within specs. Coils have been updated. The interesting thing is that when it runs rough my re... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0301-), P0301 (p0303-), P0303 (p0304-), P0304
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2007 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Starting,No Dash Lights,No Windows,No Radio Or Hea VIN: WAUDH74F17
Hello techs this audi was sitting for a week or so customer went to use and could not.it has no lights at all on dash with key on.windows,radio,wipers,locks and heater inop and wont crank.i believe i checked all fuses,relays and i replaced the ignition switch/...
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2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L Floor VIN: 4USCH3349Y
Rain water coming into rear pillar from convertible top, it is normal to drip it there, but can not find water drain holes or channel. I have limited information on this, Alldata does not show anything and it is soaking the floors and trunk. Thank you!
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2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L steering wheel radio controls VIN: 5UXFB33543
have no control of radio with steering wheel switches. i do however have cruise control function leading me to believe the clockspring is ok. the way these are set up, the radio switches are on the left side of the wheel and run across to the right side cruise...
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2009 BMW X5 xDrive35d 3.0L MIL Lamp on, VIN: 5UXFF03519
vehicle has message no start in 180 miles . wrong def fluid added . drained and refilled tanks with proper fluid . can not get two codes to clear . I can get in dde module but not sure if there is a separate module just for scr system . any advice appreciated ... Trouble codes: P2201, P207F
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2010 BMW X5 M 4.4L Misfire VIN: 5YMGY0C5XA
misfiring really bad seams to be at least three cylinders. Checked coils ok. checked compression ok. Can not check fuel trims because it is in a limp mode. Scan tool for some reason doesn't have pid for mass air flow sensor. I think it may be the fuel injector... Trouble codes: P0300, 2D2E, 2B16, 2B17, 2B23, 2B22
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2004 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L Engine VIN: 1GYEK63N24
Hello i am a little stumped on this one HELP!! have a misfire on cyl#6 have 160 lbs compression getting fuel and spark changed intake gasket.pulled the valve cover looked at the valve springs and valve lift all looked fine. vacuum was steady with gauge any i...
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1954 Chevrolet Truck (Truck) 3100 3.8L starting
slower than normal crank,excessive voltage drop,need old timers assist and advise.
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 5.3L Miss 4 Clinder VIN: 2GCEK13M27
Chevy dod 5,3 engine [...] miss / #4 rocker arms not not moving when engine running,,but move good when cranking and stop when engine starts /engine miss and check engine light come on (engine miss fire code)...good compresion all cylinders ... Good spark ...
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.0L Tpms and airbag light illuminated VIN: 1GCHK29K67
This vehicle initially came in with a bad battery we replaced the battery while replacing the battery a co worker noticed the tpms light illuminated, this vehicle had to have the remote keyless entry receiver replaced in 2011 because the tire pressure system h...
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1999 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 8.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7MC33W6X
Hi all did a pinout check on pcm to 4 sensors the scanner shows no voltage to any of the 4. The sensors have 5 volt ref and ground at the wires - its like the pcm is not receiving signal back. I think i am checking this out right - the wire diagram shows a com... Trouble codes: P0112, P0117, P0122, P0107
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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3DFKU28C84
hey guys i have this cummins deisel that keeps throwing code po 192! at idle fuel pressure is [...] fuel set is 6828 and regulater is 2% sensor volts stays at0.03 and at 1500 rpm only thing that changes is fuel set [...]! any help or direction is appre... Trouble codes: P0192
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2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck SLT 6.7L Harsh 2nd To 3rd Shift After Warm And No Shift Up VIN: 3D7MX39A87
This truck has an h&s programer and dpf delete pipe. The truck was toed into me with the costomer complaint of the transmission heating up and going into limp mode. When i looked at the truck you could smell burnt transmission fluid i scanned it for codes and ...
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L ign.,injecto VIN: 1FT2X17281
Seeking a little advice for I don't get many of these problems here. Cust. was driving vehicle and hit a pot hole. Truck quit so he had it towed here. Checked inertia switch first-ok- have fuel pressure, but no spark or injector pulse. Checked fuses and did wi...
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2004 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L rev and overdrive VIN: 1FAFP42XX4
car came back in 4000 miles after o/h with no rev or o/d at all no codes present but when they lost rev they towed it in right away so it might not have been run long enough to set any codes.i assumed something broke in the trans. fluid is cherry pink and the ...
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2007 GMC Acadia SLE 3.6L Start up in park VIN: 1GKER13767
After rebuilding the transmission we get a "Clunk" in park about 1-2 seconds after starts and it jerks a little back wards. Line pressure is 62psi. We changed the valve body and solenoid pack and still have the same "Clunk" Changed the low reverse clutch and t...
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1994 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGEJ1236R
start cold idles nice 3 minutes later idle is rolling 850 to 1800 un plug sensors no change
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2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Starting VIN: 2HKRL1869Y
Honda will not start and also will not move out of park unless shift lock is manually disengaged. The starter works fine, vehicle starts up and runs with ignition on and starter jumped. But start signal power not getting to starter when tested. Both problems h...
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2003 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L high idle VIN: JHLRD78493
Customer brought car if for high idle and check engine light was on.Found code for tps voltage high and scan tool showed 4.95 volts.Removed connector and voltage went down to .02.Found terminal inside tps connecter bent ,straightened out and rechecked voltage ... Trouble codes: P0123
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2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8L Low Tire Light Flashing VIN: 1HGFA16908
Hi Thanks for any insight anyone can shed on this? I have a Customer with a 2008 Honda Civic & I installed a New OEM Valve Stem Sensor Part#42753-TR3-A81. I can not get the Sensor to go into the Learn Mode!? I am using a Brand New $1600.00! Snap-On TPMS3 Too...
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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L No power VIN: KM8SC13D92
Customer came in a month ago and wanted a timing belt replaced so i did it. 975 miles later it came back miss firing and lack of power. I check the timing marks first. It had jumped 2 teeth on 1 cam shaft and i fixed that. But it still has lack of accelleratio...
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2006 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KM8SC13E86
Thanks for your help. The Santa Fe has a rough loping idle. Off idle it runs fine with plenty of power. Fuel pressure is in specs. Timing belt is in proper timing. Removed upstream O2s to check for excessive exhaust back pressure (no change). Fuel trims: high ...
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48S02
Vehicle came in with complaint of overheating and shake, lack of power etc. Found above codes. Checked plugs etc. (New) Since vehicle has high mileage we replaced crank sensor. Coil pack had what appeared to be a small crack and we replaced it also.Engine ran ... Trouble codes: P0352, P0300, P0302, P0305
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Oil Pressure VIN: 1J4GW48S94
Help wanted for a haunted Jeep. Customer complaint is that at times, oil gauge drops out, check gauges light comes on, etc. So, here is where it gets interesting. I found in alldata that the gauge is fed trough the ecm. Ok, but we took out the sender to hook u...
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2006 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4.0L Master Cylinder Replaced VIN: 1J4FA69S56
I'm working on my Aunt's Jeep, her brake pedal goes VERY low, at a stop. I bled the system (4-wheel disc), and found good pressure and NO air in system. It's non-ABS so that's not in play. Only thing that someone has done to the system is put in a master cylin...
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2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FA44S16
Hello Gentlemen And Ladies this one came in two months with a #5 cylinder miss and I discovered a worn camshaft and lifter on # 5 Exhaust valve which blew my mind never thought a 4.0 liter with 50,000 miles could ever have a worn cam and lifter reminds of the ... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cyl 2 Misfire), P0300 (Multiple Cyl Misfire)
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2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Transmission VIN: 1J4GL58K16
I have a Jeep Libery with a P1745-TRANSMISSION LINE PRESSURE TOO HIGH FOR TOO LONG. The problem I have is I cannot get the TCM to clear with P1745 code. I am being told that this code can only be cleared with an OEM level scan tool. Others say it's an electr...
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2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Moon roofs VIN: SALTY15482
Aloha to all you Land Rover techs, I have a 2002 Disco that will intermittently open both front and rear moonroofs at the same time with key on power. Once they open the system becomes inoperable till a random time later. I've gone as far as cleaning and lubin...
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2001 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L No Power, Poor Accel VIN: JM1BJ22261
Hello fellow techs, I have this mazda that is eating my lunch. This car has no power on acceleration. I have replaced the front catalytic convertor and inspected the rear convertor. I have inspected the air intake tube and pcv tube. Fuel pressure is dead on wi...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz R500 5.0L Air Suspension VIN: 4JGCB75E96
Hello group we have this beautifull benz that is driving us nuts the Airmatic suspension system sets the RR high when ever it feels like it. Clearing the code and draining the air lines seems to correct it for a few weeks then its back again. the Launch shows ...
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2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L Speakers VIN: WDBUF87XX8
Cant find amp checked connections on radio ok. Static in speakers even when in CD mode.
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2010 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 3.0L MIL Lamp on, No power VIN: WDZPE7CC4A
Can anyone Email or fax me the schematics for this vehicle. We are getting multiple codes. Air intake sensor, MAF sensor, EGR, Swirl valve, etc. Vehicle has no power. Also #5 fuse is shorted and we think it is related. I need the schematic for engine performan...
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2004 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FD79YX4
This 2004 9-3 came in with CEL on. Faults P1343 (Ionization Signal or Trigg, Coil 3 to CDM, Open/Short), and P0303 (Misfiring, Cylinder 3) present. Car ran fine. Checked plugs, ignition wiring with no evidence of problems. Replaced #3 ignition coil. Noticed co... Trouble codes: P1343 (Ionization Signal or Trigg Coil 3 to CDM Open/Short), P0303 (Misfiring Cylinder 3.)
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2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder 1.8L trans VIN: JTDFR32053
Hello, MR2 spyder with astm trans no fault codes. Start engine take foot off brake and car stalls My switch parameters, chksig4 should be off-on mine is on-off same with chksig3 switch sig3 on to off should be off to on. nuetral switch no change on scanner whe...
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2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder 1.8L trans VIN: JTDFR32053
Hello, MR2 spyder with astm trans no fault codes. Start engine take foot off brake and car stalls My switch parameters, chksig4 should be off-on mine is on-off same with chksig3 switch sig3 on to off should be off to on. nuetral switch no change on scanner whe...
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2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7L Electronic VIN: JTEBT17R84
Thanks in advance for the help. This 4runner came in with a/c not working. Checked it out and found pressures to be ok. I grounded the relay and got the compressor to work. It was noisy so I replaced it. I still have to ground the relay to get the system to wo...
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2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L 2-3 Shift VIN: 5TDZA23C46
any ideas as what we should be looking for? has this happened to any of you guys? thanks for reading
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WVGCM77LX4
This this is kicking my butt i am at a dead loss on where to go now any info will help thanks Trouble codes: P1130 (Ltft multi. B2 system too lean), P1128 (Ltft multi b1 system too lean), P2181 (Cooling system performance), P2231 (O2 sensor signal circuit shorted to heater b1s1)
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVGCM67L74
Hi I have a VW touareg with a chech engine light on, and thought for sure I had it. but I was rong it has a code P0340 and the wiring checked good at the conector so i replaced the sensor but the code came back within a minit of running has anyone come accros ... Trouble codes: P0340
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2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPL7AJ5B
I have this Jetta here that keeps setting a p0263. I followed the diagnosis chart and checked the ohm of the injector and came up with 183 k ohm, which is within the spec. I also check the wiring from the injector to the ECM, it is also good. The car does no... Trouble codes: P0263
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2005 Volvo S60 2.4 2.4L wiper,cruise & volume control on steering wheel VIN: YV1RS79695
Hello Volvo Tech This Volvo S60 has developed into a headache. At first we thought it was a case of fuse, stalk switch or wiring problem. Hazard lights work ok. Wipers work on limp mode ie one speed, washers do not work and other problems mentioned in related...
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2007 BMW 335i 3.0L Radio and Nav VIN: WBAWB73527
Thanks for the help so far. The airbags were not deployed, the damage was more superficial. I referred the customer to the dealership since the power distribution module was believed to be at fault (the kl30g-f relay specifically) and since the vehicle falls u...
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1994 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GCCS19W9R
When I dead headed the pressure by pinching off the return line the fuel pressure would only go up to 61psi so I then knew the pump was not producing enough pressure. Also noticed that when the key was shut off or the pump shut off the fuel pressure would drop...
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1998 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GCHK34FXW
i tested the lift pump by opening the bleed screw on the fule filter housing and i had good fuel flow while i turned the ignition to run. I removed the sut down sol. and whached it function by hooking it up to a jump pack and seeing the plunger move. ordered a...
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2007 Chevrolet Aveo LS 1.6L Stall VIN: KL1TD56647
well i rescannned for codes checked the data and did what some of u said i really cleaned the throttle body real good its been going now for a month so seems like that fixed it thanks guys Trouble codes: P2106 (throttle control systemperformance), P2110 (tac systemforce limted speed), P2101 (motor circut and performance), P0106 (map out of range), P0420 (cat effncany low bank 1).
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1998 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Gauges VIN: 3C3EL55H0W
Thanks for the replies , after clearing my head ( one of those days ) & taking in the replies common sense returned, I installed a new battery so I could more accuratly diagnose the charging system along with scanning for koeo codes that may have a part in the...
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EX 3.8L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C8GP74L51
First of all, Thanks to everyone who sent help. There were many good points but as it turned out there was just too much wiring damage in the left front lower corner to make it practical to repair. That along with the water damage from all the rain created a s...
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF17241
Thanks for the help. We put a new center intake manifold and the problems went away. Thanks all. Trouble codes: 174 (Lean bank 2).
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2002 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Charging VIN: 1FAFP38332
Alternator did the trick. I guess on some of these the bad alternator will still send the PCM a signal that it is doing its job which is why the light didn't come on. I would think that the PCM would monitor voltage from other sources than the Alternator, but ...
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2004 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L driveablaty VIN: 1FTZR45E14
Well here is the low down of the problem as it stands to day.After waiting for are snap on dealer to deliver are low amp probe and pressure gauge capably of 300psi for two weeks,he came through a day late and for us here many dollors short.Lets start with the ...
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2010 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L drivetrain VIN: 1FTFW1EV7A
customer is waiting on vacation period to be able to leave the truck with me to repair
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1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Compressor Relay VIN: 1HGCD5567V
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HELP. THE DETERMINATION WAS THAT THE A/C PRESSURE SW RD/WT WIRE WAS BEING BACKFED VOLTAGE FROM THE COOLING FAN CTRL MODULE. AFTER CHECKING THE A/C DIODE TO BE FINE IS WHEN I DISCONNECTED THE RD/WT FROM THE PCM AND DISCONNECTED IT FROM T...
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2008 Lexus RX350 3.5L Fuel Guage VIN: 2T2HK31U58
Thanks everyone for the help. Went ahead and disconnected battery for a few minutes. It did the trick. Good tip on the fuse too, but didn't see response till i undid the battery. Thanks again.
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1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L p1605 VIN: 1N4BU31D0V
Noticed that the cruise and overdrive light didn't work as well. Found fuse missing, bottom fuse, left row, inside fuse panel on left side of steering wheel. Fuse name is electronic parts 10a. Trans and light ok now.
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2006 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Convertir VIN: 1N4BA41E26
replace valvebody , run fine thanks for all replies and help
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2000 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GHDT13W7Y
Thanks to Alex to the rescue..The problem was in the transfer case, removal of the motor did improve 95% of condition. Replacing the transfer case fixed this vehicle. Their was no doubt this vehicle felt like a missfire condition due to I was the fifth shop t...
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1985 Saab 900 S 2.0L Mechanical VIN: YS3AH35J5F
Thanks for everyones suggestions, we swapped the pads from side to side and the horrible thumping moved to the left side. We put a different set of pads in it and it is perfect. I have heard other techs say the definition of NEW part never ever worked!!! Isn...
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2005 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Steering VIN: 4S3BL686X5
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE REPLIES, BELIEVE OR NOT THE PROBLEM IS THE NEW SUBARU FACTORY PUMP. LEARN A BIG LESSON, ANY NEW PARTS CAN GO WRONG INCLUDE DEALER ITEM. ANYWAY,PROBLEM HAS BEEN RESOLVE AND CUSTOMER IS ALL HAPPY NOW. THANK YOU AGAIN.
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2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L hard start VIN: 3D4PG5FV6A
thanks for all the helpfull replies.it turned out to be a leaky fuel injector,which only seemed to leak on hot days after a hot soak which fooled me because i would have thought it should have leaked cold too.anyway thanks again
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L speed sensor VIN: 3VWRA81H8X
Hello All, Another one down the road thanks to the pros on IATN. Thanks to Stanley [...] Pennsylvania for his tip on adapting the throttle body and setting the kickdown in the trans controller. Performed the two steps using VCDS and she shifted fine. I never ...
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2001 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2NB47081
Most of the help was not directly aimed at the question. The customer is debating any further repair. Not fixed, but not too much prospect of repairing at this time. Thanks to those who took the time to respond. Trouble codes: P0411 (Seconadary AIR Low Flow).
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