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2005 Audi A4 3.0L top VIN: WAUDT48H15
car came in without the top wanting to work customer brought a switch and module with it said he looked on internet and thats what it was. well we all no it wasnt. has anyone ever had this problem. the top doesnt move either way up or down i check the moter an...
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2002 BMW 745Li 4.4L right front headlamp keeps shorting out
I've looked for pinched wires and anywhere the wires could be shorted and found nothing and at $41.00 a bulb i'm not sure i want to put another in. Dean
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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 5.9L Hesitation
Got one for you Iacoaca veterans. Got this 97 Ram 1500 pickup with a 5.9. Has a hesitation on acceleration off of idle because the TPS is reading 3.5 volts throttle closed at idle. It does progress up to 4.5 volts as you press the throttle wide open. TPS has b... Trouble codes: P0121 (TPS Does Not Agree With MAP)
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2004 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L Mechanical VIN: 2GTEC19T34
Hi GM guys thanks for looking, customer changed Engine with 6.0L.I reflached PCM with 6.0 tune. but I get ISS ( input shaft speed sensor ) any advise.
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2008 Hummer H3 3.7L crank no start VIN: 5GTDN13968
hello everyone vehicle towed in crank-no start.secutity light was flashing so we performed relearn.vehicle started. we retried starting the next day-crank no start.checked signals at ign switch and bcm-all within spec's.performed relearn again and it starts ag...
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1996 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L 4th Gear VIN: 1J4FJ28S82
This vehicle came to me with a hunting condition in 4th gear above 50 mph at light and medium throttle. I pressure tested the transmission with excellent results. I pulled the unit and replaced the lock up converter along with the od solenoid. All was well for...
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2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Ecm, Tcm, Ipdm VIN: 1N4BA41E94
Vehicle has a prolonged cranking time to start, and occasionally will not start. Transmission in limp mode. There is power and ground to the IPDM, ECM, and TCM. There is continuity to the IPDM, ECM, TCM and diagnostic port through the CAN lines. IPDM test that...
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2008 Nissan Altima 2.5L Stall VIN: 1N4AL21E28
Hi, I am not a Nissan guy but it is my neighbors car. And it is not a standard but an automatic. Basically whenever you slow down or come to a stop it shudders and dies unless you accelerate enough to keep it running. In addition sometimes when in park shiftin...
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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L engine VIN: WVWBD63B15
Ok guys could use a little guidance here before I tear the head back off. This car had been a problem child of mine for awhile now. Long story short, timing let go and wiped out the head, replaced with new head, new MLS gasket etc. After repair had low oil pre...
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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GNEK13Z74
Thanks for the help. So far the cause of the problem has eluded us. The fuel pump posts where not relevant to the problem because the fuel trims never change and we never lost fuel pressure. There were several ground and computer posts that pushed us to go fur...
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2008 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBJG31K98
hey guys. well i changed the pre cat o2s. i have not seen truck back yet, so i will update if it does come in again. i did see that a exhost man bolt had broken off. no leak when tested but im sure that is a factor. i advised cust. and said they will need to a... Trouble codes: P1174 (Fuel trim cyl. Ballance b 1), P1175 (Fuel trim cyl. Ballance b 2).
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1974 Ford Mustang II 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 4F02Y41852
Unfortunately I only received 3 replies, I guess I was hoping someone had an old manual with the routing. I tried Auto Zone, several other websites and even tried to get the emissions decal directly from Ford with no luck. I hooked things up the best I could a...
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2005 Ford Expedition XLS 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU13595
Thanks for all your help guys, base on some suggestiond I hook a injector noid light to a good injector and the misfiring cilynder injector connector when the misfire was going on and notice one noid light dimmer then the other.based on that decid to replace t... Trouble codes: P0012, P0303, P0304.
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L gauges VIN: 1J4GW48SX2
Thanks for all the input guys. Turns out my reman. ECM from allcomputersources.com was defective. I learned an important lesson about rebuilt computers and i'll never use another. Thanks guys.
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2002 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L milage on dash VIN: JM3LW28A82
got it guys i accadentlt had pinched one of the ground wires into solder it back together and bang it works like a charm again thanks guys
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2007 Mercedes-Benz C280 4Matic 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBRF92H77
Thank you for all your help,we finally fix and solve the problem, it was the timing chain tension pushing too far. replace another one from local dealer. every thing went well. Thanks for look out. Trouble codes: P0015, P0016, P0255, P0155, P0335.
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1994 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on
I want to thanks all the IATN members for all the professional inputs. I was turn out to be a bad Reman MAF sensor. I replaced with a another Reman from Ford, I can not find a new one anywhere, so I have to installed a Reman from local Ford Dealership. Trouble codes: 172 (Exhaust lean B1), 176 (Exhaust lean B2).
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1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L compressor over pressure valve VIN: JA3BM54J5P
finally got the new condenser installed. FIXED!!! the first replacement compressor was defective or ate itself on the inside sending shards of metal into the tubes and fins of the condenser. the pressure readings from the "stock" fitting locations suggested t...
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2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D7Y
well everyone this one is still not fixed and its been put on hold until we can find a used ecm. Car will run in limp mode. also found there is no check engine lite ever wont even prove out. Owner has other cars and does not want to put a ton of cash into a ne... Trouble codes: P0335.
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2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1AB51A72
I think it may be a while before we get a computer in it. There were a lot of good replies about loading the circuit with lights. Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0037 (H02S2 heater).
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1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, lack of power VIN: 1G2NE53M8S
Yes pushrods came out but I hand spun before assembling and found my error, fixed it and was good. Used updated roller rocker gasket set with steel backing Well checked EGR, was on properly. it was Checked Compression and one cylinder had no compression. Front...
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