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2003 Acura TL 3.2L Blend Door Actuator and AC Control Head
Costumer complaint: No warm air comes out of the vents. Initial Inspection: We noticed that with the vehicle fully warmed if I set the temperature knob to 60 deg. f. the blend door actuator will move to the full cold position and when the knob is set to 90 de...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Obdii monitors VIN: 2GCEC19TX1
Hi fellow IATN techs, I am looking for some help on this truck, first of all thanks for taking your valuable time to read this post. Well, the truck won't pass the smog inspection due to incomplete evap and air injection monitors. there is no codes, mode 6 sho...
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2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2G1WF55K52
Wow do I need help with this one. IATN knowledge base has been great over the years, but nothing in there on this nightmare. Used engine installed, ran fine, had slight knock. Got another engine, installed, very noticeable vibration at idle, vibration slight ... Trouble codes: P0463 (Fuel Level Sensor Circuit High Voltage)
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2004 GMC Sierra 3500 6.0L ABS module VIN: 1GDJK34U04
Any help on this vehicle would be greatly appreciated. This vehicle came in with ABS/Brake light on, Could not communicate with the ABS module. After testing all powers and grounds and cleaning the ground for the module. I replaced the ABS module all data cam...
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2008 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, raw fuel into exhaus
new to this shop sold my shop in florida now in texas alldata hard to get on shop pc has 2 fuel pumps. where do you ck fuel psi at? and are there camshaft issues or pressure regulator issues? smoked out shop with raw fuel into exhaust strong misfires espc #2. ... Trouble codes: 87 (89 -), 89 (154 -), 154 (191 -), 191 (302 -), 302 (304 - bank 2 306 too and 300), 304 (bank 2 306 too and 300)
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1995 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1LNLM81W9S
tow in no crank, dead battery, charged and tested bad and alt not charging. came back a week later same thing dead battery recharge and tested ok. owner stated the radio did not work. I head static but to station. But one thing I thought was strange was with...
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2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L shifting VIN: WMWRF33555
Hey guys I got this mini cooper that my sister bought without knowing what she was getting into.when you put the tranny in D some times stays in 1st gear and some times will shift up to 3&4th gear with a max speed up to 50mil 3000rpm.I dont work on european an...
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2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L Bent Valves VIN: 4S3BH665X1
Hello everyone, This car broke a timing belt by wrapping it around the crankshaft pulley about 100,000 miles after it was last replaced. It appears to have bent every one of it's exhaust valves. According to alldata all sohc subie motors are free wheeling. Any...
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2009 BMW X3 xDrive30i 3.0L Cooling fan VIN: WBXPC93459
Thank to everyone, I test the pulse on the small wire with a led test light and see the led flashing. We order a BMW fan assembly (900 $) and this solve the problem.
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2003 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Starter VIN: 1GCCS19H03
The vehicle never came back for repair. Thank you for all the responses. If the vehicle comes in, I will definitely try the suggestions and report the results.
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Door locks VIN: 1D4GP24333
Howdy Y'all, I had the customer take this to a Dodge dealer because in my research they told me this VIN had a power steering hose recall. The dealer says it needs a body control module. Software upgrade-ability is a closely held secret. The excellent sirs L...
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1989 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FABP42E4K
Checked around TBI with carb cleaner and watched readings on 02 sensors. Voltage increased spraying carb cleaner at gasket surfaces. Note: 02 sensors read correctly at idle. 1500 RPM left side goes lean. Right side reads better with normal hi/lo voltages. Clea... Trouble codes: 41 (HEGO sensor circut indicates system lean right side), 91 (No HEGO switching detected always lean left side).
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L oil pressure gauge VIN: 1J4GX58N23
UNFORTUNATELY WE HAVE NOT YET FIXED THIS VEHICLE! CUSTOMER LOANED IT TO ANOTHER BUYER FOR SEVERAL WEEKS AND WE HAVE NOT YET GOTTEN BACK TO IT. THANKS TO ALL WHO TOOK THE TIME TO REPLY, HOWEVER I WAS DISAPPOINTED THAT MOST SEEMED TO MISS THE FACT THAT THE OIL P...
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2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Compressor not engaging VIN: 1J8GL48K46
First of all I appreciate everybody's help and response, The fix was pressure cycling switch, I put new one and the a/c compressor is kicking on now
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1999 Mercury Cougar V6 2.5L alternator VIN: 1ZWFT6161X
I thought I sent a reply must have not went through customer decided not to fix to much money
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Misfire VIN: 3VWSC29M6Y
Bad wires out the box was the problem. Put on Bremi wireset and the miss decreased mostly. Still have a small amount of miss on the same cylinders on the counter but I suspect new plugs will take care of that. Thank you all for the good info that will help me... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302.
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Cruise Control VIN: 3VWRK69MX4
Hello Friends, Thank you all for the great responses, like most of you said the speedo-gear on the transfer case was loose. I took the car on a road test with my Vag-Com hooked up to it and at speeds of over 60 MPH with my mechanic driving, i could see the sp...
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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L compressor VIN: WVWYU63B25
Workshop manual says to drop compressor down with lines attached. But there's not enough slack in rigid lines (short flex sections are by accumulator in right front corner) for compressor to clear engine. I chose not to disconnect lines with compressor in pl...
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