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1998 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L temp gauge VIN: WAUAA88G4W
Group I need help from a vw guru. This car came in with a broken timing belt. It had melted the front cover and when torn down found water pump and idler pulley bad and locked up. Advised customer of possible valve damage which of course it had bent all the va...
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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L Cruise control VIN: WAUDH68D41
Cruise control will not set, this is my familys vehicle and we have replaced the abs module recently but the cruise did not work before then, we have replaced the air bag clockspring because of no horn condition, the turn signal switch assem. has also been rep...
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2007 Cadillac CTS 2.8L Driver window VIN: 1G6DM57T27
Here is this 2007 Caddy. The car came in with now driver window operational. With the scan tool I can see that all the door switches are working fine. I test the door module and all the power and grounds are there going in. There is no power coming out to the ...
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2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDM19W8Y
Vehicle has good fuel, spark, injector pulse. Found wet plugs and replaced. Tested TPS, pass lock, coolant temp sensor, fuel pressure regulator, injectors/poppets, check valve (had a test injection system from a conversion & tried it). Took fuel sample and fou...
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2002 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L crank sensor VIN: 2CNBJ13C52
Morning guys and gals, just wondering if anyone has done one of these, and if there is any short cuts. Replacing crank sensor inside trans. Tks in advance
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LT 6.0L front fuel tank VIN: 1GBJC34U43
Thanks in advance for any help. We got this truck towed in to us - no start condition - found front tank empty, but fuel gauge said it had fuel in it. We replaced pump and gauge readings seemed to be where they should be, so we shipped it. Truck was returned t...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L steering system VIN: 2GCEK13T34
Hi all, this one has me stumped as I haven't heard this before. Sounds like a brake pad squeal high pitched, but only makes noise when running and you turn the steering wheel on dry pavement a quarter turn either way, then like back off an eighth turn. Can hea...
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L Tcm VIN: 1GCHK23D86
Original TCM was replaced because of what we thought was a voltage spike, truck wouldn't crank. First new TCM solved starting problem but left trans in limp and no PRNDL. Sent to dealer to have TCM flashed, dealer sent it back said couldn't communicate with TC...
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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C4FY588X4
Hi iatn member... I have this 04 pt cruiser comes back 2 times with the code p0032, p0038... After followed mitchell on demand trouble shooting steps, i got confused at step #4: step 4 procedure: disc. O2 sensor harness, ign on engine off, actuate the o2 heate... Trouble codes: P0032 (Heated o2 sensor circuit s1/1), P0038 (Heated o2 sensor circuit s1/2), P0508 (Iac sense circuit)
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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Key VIN: 3A4FY48B96
For some reason beyond me the key will not turn all the way off. this makes it impossible to remove the key. I feel it has something to do with the shift interlock circuit but don't know for sure. Is it possible that the cable stretches? Any help will be appre...
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2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L compressor VIN: 3A8FY58B17
After we called the customer and told them we would start charging them rent on the loaner car they had if they didn't make a decision on fixing this car they finally agreed to replace the TIPM. Put in a new TIPM and still no A/C. Jumped the high and low press...
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2007 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1C3LC56K87
Have this Sebring here that has been to 2 other shops for this concern. It will randomly stall and then may not start or be a not start at times. I was able to get to act up once for me. Will not crank also noticed that temp gauge was not reading when it was a... Trouble codes: U1015 (Can communication), C2202 (VIN mismatch), U1415 (Missing vechile data), U0100 (Lost communication with ECM), U0141 (Lost communication)
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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3B7KC26ZXX
Customer states new engine installed and vehicle ran great towed in with no start found coolant temp damaged and b1 s1 o2 disconnected running rich at idle pulled booster vacuem line off and engine runs at 1100 rpm strong added fuel and killed engine floo...
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2006 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2B3KA53H56
While cranking engine at times acts like timming is off.once started engine runs smooth seems to have plenty of power.before engine is up to operating temp. Engine will die out at low idle.feels like ignition shut off.will start right back up.when engine reach...
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2005 Ford Freestyle SEL 3.0L CAN Communication VIN: 1FMZK02115
This van was acquired at auction and initially drove out fine. Made (2) 20-30 mile road tests without any indication of a problem. Went to pull it in the shop a couple of days later, and now have MIL, 'Check Traction Control', ABS, and 'Service Vehicle' lights...
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2002 GMC Sierra 2500 6.0L Unknown
Please bear with me,I'm at home and don't have a lot of test data in front of me.Truck came in with hole in transfercase,internal failure.Replaced with remain unit,trans was working proper,however covering bases dropped pan in trans because customer had been d...
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2004 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDT13S24
hello techs,have a cmp code that i think i have figured out but,was wondering why this is happening. replaced the cam actuator solenoid because the screens were very dirty.did crank relearn.with tech2 i can't get a percentage or cam phaze in degrees at idle.al... Trouble codes: P0016 (Cmp/ckp correlation)
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2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L variable valve timing VIN: 1HGES26723
This car has 60psi oil pressure at idle and goes up from there. Oil is full and clean. Oil screen was clean. Valve timing solenoid replaced with Honda part per initial diagnosis. Have Good oil pressure to the valve timing solenoid. Oil pressure at valve timing...
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2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Rear tire wear VIN: 1HGCP26858
2008 Honda Accord with very bad rear tire wear. Both rear tires are cupped badly on inside. Has had recent alignment and it is in speck. Rear struts/suspension checks good. At first thought I would say replace the rear struts since alignment was in spec, but I...
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2004 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Cv Shaft VIN: KNDUP13164
Van came in with badly worn front brakes. Upon inspection needs new pads, rotors, struts and tie rod ends. Customer does not know if or when any front end work had been done before, bought used. The drivers side CV-Shaft and nut is very corroded. The other sid...
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2008 Land Rover LR2 SE 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: SALFP24N08
Vehicle came in barely running. Scanned for codes found codes for intake timing, and throttle actuator malfunction. Recorded codes and cleared. According to customer the vehicle began to do this upon starting this morning. Checked all data found one tsb for th... Trouble codes: P2105 (Throttle actuator control system forced engine shutdown intermitent), P0012 (Intake camshaft position time over retarded bank 1 history code), P061A, P2118 (Throttle actuator control motor current range performance intermitentent)
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2000 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L No Start VIN: JM1BJ2211Y
Car came in on hook. NO start, customer had a "shade tree" mechanic working on it. Computer was fried, before installing the new one I checked for shorts and found both coil packs busted and the snot running out. All else checked out fine. Replaced coils, plug... Trouble codes: P1141
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2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFP80C63
Thanks to all for the help. Customer got out for gas Got back in and on freeze frame at 45 mph at 1959 rpm the check engine light came on and the a/t light came on. Towed vehicle and had p2101 code. Pulled flow chart and checking wiring from app to throttle an... Trouble codes: P2101 (Tac motor circuit range/performance), U0073, U0100
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2005 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1YVFP80CX5
Vehicle came in for stalling under acceleration. If you step on the throttle like you are pulling out in traffic the check engine light, battery light, and security light will light up like someone has switched the car off. Car will start back up immediatley. ...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Battery VIN: WDBLK70G8Y
This vehicle is a real problem. The drain on the battery is from fuse 16 in the under hood fuse box, when removed the drain is gone. There are early and late models within this year model. Both Diagrams are wrong. The early diagram shows fuse 16 feeding the st...
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11D95
Replaced engine with rebuilt long block. Car ran before engine swap now we are not getting any fuel. Was able to jump over fuel pump relay and get pump to come on. Car will start after doing this but there is no throttle response from the pedal. Checked all gr... Trouble codes: P1122, P1126, U1000
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2007 Nissan Xterra X 4.0L fresh/recirc. door actuator VIN: 5N1AN08W17
Customer complaint of clicking noise in dash upon ignition cycle. Clicking noise goes for around 10 seconds and then stops for duration of that particular ignition cycle. Removed glove box and partial dash panels and verified clicking noise is coming from fres...
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2008 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8L Abs VIN: 2G2WP55248
I am working on an 08 Pontiac Grand Prix. The problem with the car is the ABS light and brake light is illuminated on the IPC and the DIC shows Service Brake System and Service ABS system. The only fault codes stored scanning all modules on the bus is U1000 Cl...
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2008 Pontiac Solstice GXP 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2MG35X18
Unfsmiliar with these new direct injected engine. has codes p0089 p0087 fuel pressure regulator performance and fuel rail pressure to low. did notice on the scan tool actual fuel pressure everywhere, but a little less then commanded. it does have fuel trim ric... Trouble codes: P2188 (Fuel trim rich at idle), P0089 (Fuel pressure regulator performance), P0087 (Fuel rail pressure too low), P1288 (Ft system rich at idle)
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2002 Saturn Vue 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZCZ63B72
We have been handed a real disaster here. No info from previous shop, customer had to get cops involved to get his car back. Now for the good stuff: Engine runs very rich. While monitoring scanner the misfires were the most on cylinders 1,4,5,6 occasionally ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Muliple cylinder misfires), P0301 (Cyl 1 misfire), P0304 (Cyl 4 misfire), P0305 (Cyl 5 misfire), P0306 (Cyl 6 misfire)
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1993 Toyota MR2 Turbo 2.0L No Start VIN: SW20006770
Vehicle drove in to a transmission shop, have the clutch replaced, after that no start, no spark, no injector pulse, no RPM, I check and clean all the ground wire, check all the power and ground to ECM, check wire between distributor, ignitor ignition coil and...
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1993 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 4TARN13P3P
check for leaks no leaks recharge system and a lot white smog come from tail pipe and engine stars to running rough need help tanks
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2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 4T1BE32K84
We have this Camry that needed to have the valve seals replaced. We removed the head and sent it to the machine shop and had them perform a valve job. (Customer requested this) After our mechanic reassembled the engine it started and ran great. He ran the engi...
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2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4.0L Engine VIN: JTEBU4BF3B
Engine ingested water and mud while four wheeling. Alldata says to remove engine and transmission together. On 4WD will engine come out the top if unbolted from the trans? It looks like the front differential will need to be removed. Anyone have experience wit...
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2011 Toyota RAV4 2.5L a/c compressor VIN: 2T3BF4DV0B
vehicle came in with intermittent ac issue compressor only works once in a while, pressure is good filled by ac machine, did flush, entire system clean, switched ac compressors worked at first for a few hrs of testing then customer brings it back next day same...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Starting, Body functions VIN: WVWPD63B82
Ok VW techs, got an 02 Passat with a no start concern and no interior electronics... Vehicle came in months ago as a no start, found fuse #14 blown, preventing the CCM from working and causing no start. Weeks later, fuse blows again and again until we finally ...
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2003 Volkswagen Transporter 2.5L No Start
Hi all, help needed for a problem caused by me. We have a VW van with a 2.5 diesel with engine code AUF (Not sold in usa/European members help please) Van came in for service/timing belts replacement. Replace timing belt for cam/crank and replaced water pump, ...
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2007 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWEV71K57
engine idle surging, codes p0016, p0300, lack of power Trouble codes: P0016, P0300
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2011 Volkswagen Jetta SE 2.5L cooling fans VIN: 3VWDZ7AJ3B
The cooling fans don't work when stopped. The condenser fan also does not work. All fuses check out ok. Road tested with a scanner since the car has no temp gauge and the engine runs at a steady 185 to 190 degree temp while in cruise.
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2000 Volvo S40 1.9L abs pump VIN: YV1VS2555Y
Vehicle arrived with hard pedal and poor braking. I found the vacuum pump fuse blown and continued to blow repeatedly. Installing a new vacuum pump and fuse improved proper braking, but I sometimes hear the abs pump operating for a few seconds after braking. F...
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2006 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Battery VIN: WBAFB72000
Ok, fixed this but went the long way about it... Firstly, the bus systems on these use the IKE (Cluster) as gateway. That's why F43 for Cluster stopped the draw... Summary below --- 1. Removing F43 (IKE) allows car to go to sleep after 17 mins a. T...
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2005 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.3L Air Bag VIN: 2C4GP44R65
Thank you everyone who helped. A FCM fixed this van for good, This is a very common item to go out, the dealer keeps plenty of these in stock. Plug and play, no programming needed. Thanks
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2006 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2A4GP44R46
I was able to trace the problem to a bad ground splice internal to the harness. No matter how much I pulled and twisted the harness I never had a resistance change while testing. It wasn't until I physically cut the harness apart to check the splices that I wa... Trouble codes: P0340, P0344, P0016.
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2008 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Touring 3.8L remote fab VIN: 2A8HR54P08
Thanks to all who took the time to reply. We have informed customer to take the van to the dealer as we have no way to reprogram it.
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2002 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L alternator/timing cover
all I did with this one was put a new engine in it. was worn out blowing oil anyways. had a clutch type alternator seemed ok.no adjustable sleeve on this one either. used a new(used) flexplate and balancer. no problems since.
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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D8HN44H38
van went to dealer, just heard back from the guy, they put new o2 sensors in, gave back and light came back on next day, they then put a new manifold on thinking it was cracked,gave back and light came back on in 2 days. new pcm the next go and same out come, ... Trouble codes: P2096.
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2010 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L Misfire VIN: 2B3CA5CT5A
Thanks for all responses. Customer took vehicle back to dealer as is still under warranty. My main question about a 'reset' procedure was explained to me by an engineer that on MDS engines after misfire repair a cam/crank relearn must be performed to 'tell' PC... Trouble codes: P2302, P1411, P0301.
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L Differential VIN: 1FMZU77E41
THANKS FOR THE REPLIES DID FIND THAT REAR AND TRING TO SELL JOB NOW DON'T WANT TO TAKE THE CHANCE ON CONVERTING DISC BRAKE REAR.WANT TO THANK DAN FROM WI, DAN FROM ON AND BILL DID FIND REAR THROUGH HOLLANDER WAS IN NORTH JERSEY GO FIGURE THANKS AGIAN IATN IS ...
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2003 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L 3 &4 shift VIN: 1FAHP60A73
HELLO ALL THE CAR WAS FIXED REPLACE WITH NEW PCM REPROGRAM VEHICLE RUN GOOD PROBLEM FIX THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP
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2007 Ford Fusion SE 2.3L fan motor VIN: 3FAHP07Z67
Well I checked the wires at the connection before the module and the ground was ground and the power was power and the white had nothing so I figured that the fan module was bad but the guy didn't want to spend the money to fix it so not sure but 90% sure. Tha...
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2003 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L compressor VIN: 5FNRL180UX
Thanks guys for the many responses, it took a new rear expansion valve and flush both lines going to the rear a/c unit, possibly restricted [...] side on rear a/c. It was a tough one like I posted we previously had replaced condenser and front expansion valve w...
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2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L timing chain VIN: 1HGCM72643
Cust wanted engine replaced.Had many replies saying the engine would be fine but cust opped for engine replacment based on the miles.
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2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L o2 sensor VIN: KMHDN45D43
Well after several trips around the shop, I think we have it fixed. we live in a day of the "silver bullet" fix "has " to be the problem. New parts installed were the plugs, ground strap, flexpipe, intake gaskets, fuel pressure regulator 02 sensor 2 times and...
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2002 Infiniti Q45 4.5L Accessories VIN: JNKBF01A92
I took my chances & order a LAN Moudle located in the left driver side by the kick panel $850.00 Part, But this one fixed my problem, On this model Infiniti Call it LAN Module , its the same as BCM
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2005 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4.0L Firm 2nd gear downshift VIN: 1J4FA69S75
The vehicle has once again fixed itself, temporarily I am sure.At this point our hands are tied.I will update the post when and if we get this PITA to act up. some posts suggested checking the wiring and the connectors, however the following information made ...
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Ignition switch VIN: SALMB11483
Found that the steering column module was missing. Told him that it needs a new module and reprogramming. Customer didn't want to install the new one.
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2002 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L noise VIN: 4F2YU09122
the fix turned out to be alternator mounting bolts loose, one of which was very loose. duh!
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2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBTJ75J94
Well...I am calling this one fixed. Being that the SCM is actually the clock spring it makes sense that it would fail. All of the symptoms and communication failures would be consistent with an SCM failure and due to the fact that it happens intermittently...
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2006 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G8AN15F86
Thanks for the replies. The ECM was indeed the failed part. I purchased it through Delco at a significant savings and installed it. When attempting the programming with Car Daq Plus I got an error message that it could not communicate with the module. Cal... Trouble codes: P0606, P0607.
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GG29662
well after doing the compression test found that all cylinders were at about 150 psi and cyl # 3 was reading 0. so im sure that was causing the miss well send it out to have someone tear it apart Trouble codes: P0303.
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2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L sliding door VIN: 4T3ZF13C62
would like to thank all that replied. tested power and ground to module. scan tool does not display data for sliding door. after replacing sliding door module and performing relearn sliding door now operates correctly.
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Stall VIN: 3VWSP69M82
I suspected the ecm for awhile but its hard to get the dealer to reprogram them for you I have a shop by me that regularly has them reprogram them for there shop(used) and they helped me get it done .The car runs fine now with no stalling Trouble codes: P0725, 00529 (no rpm signal from ecm trans code).
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1998 Volvo S90 2.9L Alarm, no start VIN: YV1KS9605W
Hi Guys I have not had time to work on this car since we have others to use. I am concerned the computer needs to be reprogrammed because the battery was disconnected for 1.5 years. I will check the door wiring before I look into that. Have a great day! ...
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2006 Volvo S80 2.5T AWD 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TH59216
The problem was the fuel pressure sensor. We replaced it a few weeks ago and the light has stayed off. Trouble codes: 212D, 21ED.
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2006 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Hesitation, No Power VIN: YV4CN592X6
I removed the intake tube to the turbo and started the engine. I could see the turbine spinning while the shaft was not. I then removed the turbo from the engine. Upon inspection I found the shaft was broken into several pieces. I also looked at the boost pr... Trouble codes: 602D, 126B, 9820 (ECM Load Signal).
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