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2006 Audi A6 3.2L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDH74F06
I am getting some conflicting info on this fuel system and I sure need some help.This 3.2 A6 came in hesitating,stalling,stumbling etc.and the cel was on. Well I scanned it with ross tech and it read code 08852-fuel pressure regulator valve {N276} open circui...
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L A/C inop VIN: WBAAM3341Y
Hi Fellow, Car came in with bad A/C compressor:low side 25psi and high side 150psi even with right amount of Freon charged. We replace all above A/C component and be very certain it will blow cold air after all. Now we've got the pressure,where it suppose to b...
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2005 BMW 325Ci 2.5L horn, top, brake lights, cruise VIN: WBABW33445
This BMW convertible hit a deer and broke right headlight. Body shop replaced headlight. Headlight works fine now but the horn, top, and cruise don't work and the brake lights are stuck on anytime key is on. I think the cruise doesn't work because the brake li...
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1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.0L High Idle VIN: 1GCEK19M2V
This truck will idle fine while sitting still but when moving over 5MPH it idles at 1900 to 2000 rpm even when in N coasting. My Question, is this an IAC problem or a PCM problem.
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1999 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L No Start VIN: 2CNBJ18C0X
hello fellow techs, i have this tracker with no spark or injector pulse. i just installed a used engine after truck had been sitting for 3 months and now engine will not start i have no injector pulse,or spark. i checked all the power and grounds at pcm,i chec...
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2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L cylinder head VIN: 3GNFK16T41
Hello all. I've got a GM 5.3L in the shop with cracked castech heads (leaking around drainback holes like always). My question is a bout remanufactured heads. I ordered two rebuilt heads from ATK. One of them is also a castech. ATK claims that they can fix the...
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2001 Chevrolet Tracker LT 2.5L speedometer, coolant guage VIN: 2CNBJ63441
hey guys i was handed this vehicle from another shop speedometer doesnt work till you touch the brake pedal lightly then it will work and coolant guage maxes out to hot.you can also move the shifter through the gears and make the temp guage go up and down have...
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2005 Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 3.2L Convertible top VIN: 1C3AN75N85
Customer came in with 2 complaint, Power Top in-op, and Park Light stays ON all the time until battery goes dead. BCM has code 1020-00 - Loss Comm with PTCM. No comm with Scanner either for PTCM. Using DRB3. And LED on Power Top Control switch is NOT lit. I ...
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2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L a/c compresser circuits VIN: 3A8FY58B17
this pt loser has been an ongoing problem for the past month or so. data stream reading in tipm keeps reading 580 psi no matter if pcm,hi and low a/c switches are unplugged. Pcm was replaced with new one from Chrysler and flashed with latest software. When we ...
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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck ST 5.9L will not shift into park VIN: 3D7KU28C74
Thanks in advance. I have this dodge that will not go into park. The shifter feels like it is going into park and the indicator shows it is in park but it still rolls like it is in neutral. I replaced the shift cable thinking it may be stretched, but it didn't...
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1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTEX14H4N
thank you for your time and help. this truck looses injector pulse on bank 2 while running it has pulse while cranking but as soon as it fires up no pulse on one bank 2. if i unplug coil i have pulse while cranking(always while cranking coil or not). Im runnin... Trouble codes: 624 (electric pressure control circuit), 128 (map sensor frequency out of range), 24 (intake air temp out of range)
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1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Timming belt VIN: 1FALP13P5V
This car came in with a broken timing belt. It is a crash motor and some years i know the head has a problem with the valve seats . Does any one know is that all the years or is the 97 infected as well as the newer ones? I do not want to pull this head and hav...
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2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Battery VIN: 2FMDA55472
This vehicle has a draw of about .60 of an amp. It seems that it is in the rear electronic module circuit. When we disconnect it the draw goes away. We have scanned it for codes and performed a koeo self test on it (the rear rem) there are no codes and when it...
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2001 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L a/c VIN: 3GKFK16TX1
I replace the high side a/c switch, charge the a/c and notice that when runnig the high side pressure 350 to 400 psi, and then i spray water on the a/c condensor, pressure drop to 200 to 250 psi
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2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4L Cuts out VIN: 5NPET46CX7
While driving under load and on acceleration intermittantly cuts out for a split second. No codes stored. Nothing shows up on scanner while graphing. Feels like someone shut the key off for a split second. At first it seemed to be at the shift points 1-2nd shi...
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2008 Infiniti G37 3.7L control head VIN: JNKLV64E78
This car came in with no A/c control head lights and will not control anything. No blower, mode change etc. Will not even go into self test mode. It has 12v to the 3 power wires on the amplifier. Alldata and Mitchell are noi help except the wiring diagrams. An...
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2007 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 5.4L extended crank time VIN: 5LMFU285X7
Customer complains of an intermittant extended crank time. She has just informed me, it happens after fill up.I've been unable to duplicate the problem. No codes stored and car passes the scanner evap test. I pulled the evap canister thinking possible raw fuel...
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2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L tach/tcs VIN: 1YVFP80D44
this girl has been a night mare! this car came in with tach not working and tcs light on and check engine light on p0340 and p0345. after replacing frozen parts, the car is still doing same thing except now only p0340 code comes up. i have signal from cam sens...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.6 2.6L cooling system VIN: WDBEA26DXM
we need some help from the mercedes, or cooling system gurus. we inherited the car from another shop. it came in with several problems, but mostly overheating at idle. we found it had a new radiator, water pump belts and hoses about 2 years ago, when a used en...
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2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L compressor VIN: 1N4BA41E84
hey guys I have this car that I recently worked on the ac system by replacing a low pressure hose and high side valve and charged the system. it passed the leak test on the robinair machine. after starting the car the compressor kicked on for 5 seconds then ki...
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2006 Nissan Sentra S 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3N1CB51D16
Had codes for camshat sensor and ect sensor. Replaced both and removed throttle body to clean. New code came up for idle speed. Other codes are gone.Have tried relearn from mitchel with no luck. Any ideas.Thanks Trouble codes: P0507
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1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3AJ55M9T
Howdy Y'all! Got a messy one here 1996 Ciera 3.1 sets code p0336. When monitoring the 24x signal on scanner it is very erratic. Another shop put on the rear crank sensor and it was still bucking and surging. We put on the front crank sensor and NOW IT RUNS SMO... Trouble codes: P0336 (Crank sensor a 18/24 signal), P1673 (Engine hot lamp circuit)
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2000 Plymouth Breeze 2.4L inst. cluster VIN: 1P3EJ46X0Y
Vehicle came in with inop. inst. cluster . Scanner had no communication on ccd bus, only obd2 comm. (vehicle runs when problem occurs). Cools down in shop over night everything works, sits outside in sun ccd bus goes inop, when ccd bus was up had a p1695 code ...
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1990 Pontiac 6000 LE 3.1L braking VIN: 1G2AF54T1L
customer complaint brakes grabbing. worse the wetter it gets. checked all brakes everything still like new I have seen this problem on countless GM vehicles. but have never had anyone want to fix the problem. when the brakes are applied it acts like only the r...
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2010 Suzuki Kizashi SE 2.4L No Start VIN: JS2RE9A38A
Thank you guys for taking the time to read this. Car was brought in with a/c not cooling. Hooked a/c machine, recovered, vacuumed, and recharged. a/c compressor still inoperative. checked fuses. pulled 10 amp a/c fuse in underhood fuse panel. was blown. replac... Trouble codes: P0703 (Brake switch b circuit), U0100 (Lost Communication with ecm)
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2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L evop monitor VIN: 4T1BF28B41
have completed drive cycle many time all monitors show complete except evap
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2010 Volkswagen Routan SE 3.8L No Start VIN: 2V4RW3D11A
This van is really just a Dodge Caravan wrapped in VW logos. The customer has brought the vehicle in several times with a complaint that the vehilce will not start and the battery will not take a charge and when this happens the key remains "Stuck" in the igni...
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2004 Buick Rainier CXL 4.2L Transfer Case VIN: 5GADT13S74
First of all I would like thank everyone that offered help. This vehicle has the fully automatic AWD system. All tires were the same diameter and I checked the wiring harness for any problems. I am fairly positive the ECCM is bad. The owner of the dealership c...
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2004 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Fuel Fill VIN: 1GCDT13X14
Thank you for the help. it was the valve in the fill neck. cleaned it out and all is well .
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2005 Chevrolet Colorado Z85 LS 3.5L wheel bearing VIN: 1GCDT14625
Thanks for the info I will try to change there minds. Feel free to add anything.
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2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L No Start
well it turns out that after replacing starter and one battery the truck has been starting with no problem,dont no why opening drain seemed to be making truck start.
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7HU18N02
Well its finally done and I learned my lesson. Don't buy your parts from ebay even if they say quality. The secondary timing cain tensioners were junk. got some good cloyes chains problem solved. Trouble codes: P1391.
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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 4.0L no crank VIN: 2D8HN54X78
found the wcm,wireless control module,better known as ignition switch defective. had to take to dealer for programming. thanks
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2003 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAFP36323
Well this was a fun one indeed. Thank you for all of you who responded. I had talked the customer up to 5 hours of diagnostic time to chase the electrical system, here is what I found. In the main relay/fuse box, the low speed fan relay had melted down, and th... Trouble codes: P1000 (Custromer replaced the battery before bringing it in but it passed the state emissions test my state will not pass it unless the flags are set and there are no codes.), B1499 (Left turn signal fault), B1503 (Right turn signal fault), B1318 (Low battery - Air bag memory.).
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2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Pcm Program VIN: 1FTRW07663
used a computor from a 02 f150 with 5.4 a nd changed transmission back to a 4r100 because of dash cluster problems trying to use 98 computor
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2001 GMC Sierra 3500 SL 6.6L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GTJK34111
Long story short sealed up some fuel leaks and replaced the FICM with a used unit. Truck runs but continues to overheat due to blown head gaskets. Customer paid 3k for the first injector sleeve job, we felt bad so let him leave for 1500 Trouble codes: P0463, P0540, U1800 (Lost Comm with FICM).
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2004 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES16554
OK,vehicle is repaired. Used PCM and regrogram and all is well. Cesar from Texas and Timothy from Wisconsin, had it right. Sometimes you just got to wonder how companies stay in business. A1 Cardone did us a bad here. Even after we called them to verefy thier...
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1J4GZ78S8T
Sorry guys for the time it has taken to post. I was unable to fix this Jeep. Customer decided he would drive it the way it is and see if it clears up. I don't think it will. I checked and rechecked all wiring I tried another pcm same thing backfiring and po139... Trouble codes: P1391.
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2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L Power Steering VIN: WMWRC33585
Hello, Thank you to the 3 that responded. We were aware of the extended warranty on the pumps but the owner will not go to the local dealer under any condition. Having said that the answer to the question of not shutting off with a good 5 amp fuse was that th...
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2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L drivetrain VIN: JN8AZ08W33
The customer had to take the car back before I could find anything definite. I checked all the things you guys mentioned. All seemed good. Today, it actually vibrated all the time. Park, Drive, Accel, Brake Torque, etc. Customer called and said he needed it ba...
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2003 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L Misfire VIN: 1G2NV52E23
Harmonic Balancer Ordered a new balancer and compared to original, reluctor ring was not aligned the same. My guess is when a code is set from EGR or 24x being unplugged it only uses the 7x CKP to control timing/injection. Even though the 24x sensor ...
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2007 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8L engine VIN: 2G2WP55227
Hey guys, Sorry for the delay in getting back about this vehicle but I wanted to give it a few days to make sure it didn't return. First thanks to the great response from everyone and all the help. In addition to everything we did listed in the original post I...
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2003 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0L No Start VIN: JTEZU17R83
fix is in,after ck all power and grounds again and the vc voltage out of ecm, which only 1.1 volts with key on though it was being pulled low by a short i cut the wire at ecm still had only 1.1 volts on cut cuicut out of ecm, at that point replaced ecm with to...
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2004 Toyota Prius 1.5L No Start VIN: JTDKB20U74
This case is still going on, the customer decided to take the car to the dealer and they are still investigating the fault. I did value all the help everyone gave me and I want to thank you all for your assistance. Trouble codes: P3102 (Transmission control ECU malfunction), P5000 (Vehicle speed sensor A), C2315 (HV System), B1421 (Solar sensor circuit passenger side).
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