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1996 Acura RL 3.5L dash lights VIN: JH4KA9655T
The lights on the instrument cluster stay on after turning off the car including, battery light and others. If you step on the emergency brake lights go out. If you pull fuse #13 or 20 the lights go out. 1.7 volts is staying at the fuse. if i ground any of the...
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2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Suspension VIN: WA1YD64B42
Hi guys I have a Audi here with a ride control problem that is giving me some trouble. The car came in with the ride control light on the dash on. I was able to retrieve codes 01770 left control pump temp sensor open/short to earth, 01772 level control pressur...
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2007 Audi Q7 4.2L Ecm VIN: WA1AV74L87
Hello everybody, can somebody recommend a diagnostic tool apart from dealer that can be able to code a new engine control unit for Audi Q7 2007. Best regards
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2006 BMW 750i 4.8L cable
Hi this is for you BMW guys how do you open the hood when the cable junction is broken? This has right and left latches, we were able to open the right side by pulling on the cable that runs across from under the car, but there doesnt seem to be any access to ...
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2007 BMW 328xi 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAVC93557
Hi, check engine lamp on, engine reduced power lamp on this code will reset instantly. Autologic FreezeFrame shows Throttle valve, pot. 1 (v) .53 Throttle valve, Pot. 2 (v) .55 Vehicle says reduced power but no performance issues are present. Initial testing s... Trouble codes: 2D07, 2D09, 2CFA, 2CFB
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2005 Buick LaCrosse CX 3.8L line pressure VIN: 2G4WC53285
this is for my trans rebuilder. this car came in originally for slipping/bad trans. Rebuilt trans sent on way all seemed good. customer took a long road trip came back harsh shift complaint. examination shows trans bad inside rebuilt again. now exstended and h...
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2004 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 Z66 5.3L Temp Control VIN: 3GNEK12T64
I have an 04 avalanche that blows hot on left and cold on right side. Automaticly replaced left actuator motor. Cleared all codes. Still blowing hot on left side. I can watch the actuator turning plastic gears while turning temp knob. Temp never gets colder. I...
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2008 Chevrolet HHR LT Panel 2.2L no crank VIN: 3GCDA05D58
i have a 2008 chevy hhr 2.2 no crank i am getting the crank signal to the ecm. i can read the data on my scanner. but the ecm does not send the signal to the starter relay. also with the key on if i jump the starter relay out the car starts runs perfect. all...
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2009 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNER13D69
vehicle is for a used car lot. they replaced all o2 sensors. vehicle came in with p2097, p2099, p0420, p0430. I cleared codes and drove it for a day. only codes p0420 and p0430 reset. I seen a couple of service messages/tsbs for these vehicles saying check for... Trouble codes: P2097, P2099, P0420, P0430
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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GC1KXCG5B
So the story is the customer hit a deer and ever since then the engine light came on. Scan truck and found codes, thinking it was going to be cut and dry. I have tried a few things and would like some more ideas. Oh my fuel trims are crazy, short term was 12 o... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2000 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Engine VIN: 1C3EJ56H9Y
Hello, and thanks in advanced to anyone that helps us with this lovely vehicel. Some history of the vehicel, about 8 or so months ago the vehicel had a check engine light on for an evap leak, we repaired the issue with no problems except that the monitors woul...
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1999 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Starting VIN: 3B6MF3663X
Hey everybody, thanks for reading and any help like always is appreciated. Ive got a 5.9 that was towed in as a no start. No codes, bump started and lift pump operation was non existent however would work when commanded by scan tool. I didn't have rpm on the t...
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2004 Dodge Durango Limited 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 1D4HD58DX4
We just installed new motor, runs bad. Checked compression on cylinders 4 & 6 after cranking about thrid crank would stop building compression. Pulled valve cover the rocker arms and pushrods stop moving after about third crank of the motor. Any suggestions TH...
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2007 Dodge Sprinter 3500 3.0L Oil Light VIN: WD0PF34577
3.0L Diesel and when getting on a freeway the oil pressure light comes on for 5 minutes and then goes out. Dealer has not been able to find problem. Vehicle is under extended warranty but if it is something simple like a oil pressure switch I will change it he...
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1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L 3.0L All electrical VIN: 2FMZA51U7W
Hey guy's I have a weired one, got towed in for no crank, Acted up once for me & when it did the starter clicked then lost all power to dash, interior lights like a bad power or ground, then started & has been ever since. All grounds were cleaned when the star...
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2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L 4x4 low VIN: 2FTRX18L93
I am reposting this from yesterday due to me not adding that we are using the correct 4x4 low shift procedure neutral on the gear shift and brake applied and even tried to put the park brake on, the snap on scanner shows all inputs working correct the 4x4 swit...
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2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDAF57P84
I replaced ficm and cam sensor still no start cold please help
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2005 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Drive-axles VIN: 1FTRX14W55
Vehicle has an intermittent grinding type noise from the left front wheel while driving. Have verified vacuum to and through the new vacuum solenoid. Have verified power and ground on live circuits to the solenoid while vehicles running. Have applied vacuum to...
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2006 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0L 4-3 Downshift VIN: 1FAHP37NA6
Vehicle has a very harsh 4-3 downshift, almost like a broken motor mount. It will do it by pushing the O/D off button or pedal acceleration. First impression was bore wear in the valve body. Swapped the valve body with a REMAN. Did not change symptoms at all. ...
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2003 GMC Sierra 2500 SLE 6.0L No Start VIN: 1GTHK24U83
I am replacing the pcm as per no crank pinpoint test. During programming of the PCM with the tech 2 and tis2000 I get the error message "SPS: No communication at step 14, check connections and retry." Does anyone know what this message means. I haven't found a...
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2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Quits at idle VIN: SHSRD78853
Car shuts off like key is turned off. Lights on dash come on.Car will restart right away. Some times car will shut off multiple times and sometime car will run for 15 20 min. and then shut off. All parts are honda OE.
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2007 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L cooling fan VIN: 5FNRL38617
Hi Honda Techs, We have a 2007 odyssey here that has only low speed fans with a/c on and high side pressure at 295 psi. If I put a box fan in front of the grill high side drops to 185 psi. These readings were obtained at idle in the shop with 80 degrees ambie...
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Valves VIN: SALMB11413
Range Rover 2003 has come to our shop with broken guides that spread lots of small little pieces of metal inside the engine. Could this cause the timing chain to change positions or damage the valves inside? What other effects could this problem have?
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1962 Lincoln Continental 7.0L Ignition switch VIN: 2Y86H42520
A simple question for someone who rembers where they were when JFK was shot. How does this ignition switch come out? I have the tumblers out, and from what I have found about Fords you push the switch from the back towards the dash and either turn the switch o...
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2006 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Mechanical VIN: JM1BK12F76
Hi; I have a 2006 Mazda3 2.0 timing chain alignment issue. There are no keyways for the crank or cams. The cam part is easy using the flat stock special tool. I am not 100% sure where to align the crank from. All-data says to use the special tool #303-507. Th...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L cv shaft VIN: WDBJF82J0Y
I did both CV font shafts and a strut on this car. The spring was Broken on the right front and the customer had the spring and strut so i put that on and put new after market shafts in the car. Sent the car out to get the alignment done. all is well in tell t...
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2008 Mercedes-Benz S550 4Matic 5.5L Driveline VIN: WDDNG86X18
Customer is complaining of a driveline vibration/shudder. It occurs on the highway under light to medium acceleration. Usually it is a quick shudder that only lasts a second or two. A visual inspection finds no worn or loose parts in the driveshaft, axles, sus...
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2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L A/C Clutch VIN: 4M2ZU86W62
With the scanner i can see the requet from the hvac controler to the pcm. I can jump the compressor control relay and the clutch engages. I just really do not know this system well inough to know what the next step should be.
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2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF735X7
car came in with CK engine light on found code P115c. i don't have much info on this code..thank you for your help. Trouble codes: P115C
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JN8DR09Y32
This vehicle has hesitation/stumble on light acceleration while driving but will also act up in neutral and trying to raise engine rpm. It acts like it is hitting the fuel cutoff but engine rpm is less than 3000 when it does this. If you accelerate harder it w...
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2005 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AN08W55
I just replaced the head gaskets on this Xterra and I keep getting a p0011. The scanner shows 28 degrees on the right bank at idle, 0 degrees on the left bank. I've checked the vvt solenoid and am about ready to pull the front cover to check my timing marks. T... Trouble codes: P0011
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2005 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0L Timing Chain VIN: 1N6AD07W95
Hello everyone, I just had a quick question on this 2005 Nissan Frontier 4.0 we are replacing the timing chain on. We decided to replace all tensioners, rails, chains and water pump but cannot seem to find any bolt torque specs. except for the valve covers, cr...
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2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L Top VIN: WP0CA29913
I got this porsche came in with the conertible top stock half way wont close or open, no codes in the system, fuses are okay, fluid were very low, I add fluid & still not working, did a hard rest & still not working, any idea will be greatly appreciated
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2004 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SG65654
I have put the vehicle in check mode all of the evap sensors click and have proper voltage. Checked flow through canister and ccv valve allows air through when off and doesn't when on smoked fuel tank no leaks found. These codes seem to be conflicting codes, I... Trouble codes: P0457 (Evap leak fuel cap off), P1443 (Vent control solenoid valve function problem)
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2006 Subaru Forester X 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SG65676
This one is being a pain in my side. It's a small evap leak p0442. I have smoked it put a new gas cap on it. checked the sol. valves. and the code comes back. I just can't seem to find it or I'm missing something. Your help is appreciated. Thank you for your t... Trouble codes: P0442 (small evap leak)
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSF71K85
we have very little support on this code but we have an intermitent light on dash that looks like a steering wheel and manufacturer code 00573 comes up.we can not find any flow charts or tests for this code. Trouble codes: 00573 (steering torque sensor implausible signal)
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNDT13W1T
Fixed! While several folks suggested replacing the dist cap & rotor, Dan [...] hit the nail on the head. Apparently the insulation of the cap was sensitive to moisture and was allowing the misfire to occur ONLY after sitting overnight due to the condensat...
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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L Starting VIN: 1GNEK13ZX3
sorry its taken so long for me to close this request but i just now got back to be able to work on this. after a few hours of working on this i decided to narrow it down to trying to figure out why it wouldnt crank and after checking power and grounds at the r...
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1999 Dodge Ram 3500 Van 5.9L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 2B7KB31Z2X
Thanks guys for your help!!! Shon and Timothy you guys were right on and helped us open our eyes. The 5 volt reading was throwing us off. The problem we had was when the customer picked it up it was raining and the van stalled out again, but would not restart....
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1995 Eagle Talon ESi 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4E3AK44Y0S
i want to thank all the guys that took the time to help me with my kids eagle talon, i replaced the computer and that solved the problem. i knew it wasnt the rev limiter, and i checked signals and wave forms from the cam and crank sensor, i suspected the compu...
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1991 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Open loop after warm VIN: 1FTHF26H1M
My sincerest thanks to all you guys, for the rapid responses. As it turned out it was a simple solution camouflaged by some 'puzzling'test results.This truck has only ONE o2 sensor.How then did the code refer to engine running RICH BANK ONE?This confusion elim... Trouble codes: 173 (HEGO indicates no switching), 332 (EGR not opening), 167 (TPS SHOWS NO CHANGE when throttle snapped).
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2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Transfer Case VIN: 2FTRX18L93
I will repost this tech help request but we are using the correct procedure neutral on the trans and brake applied even tried the park brake no luck
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2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L only 1st, 2nd gear VIN: 1FTVX14584
Thanks for all the feedback. The fluid was clean and level was good. I could not force it into 4th gear. For what it's worth, following reading someone elses tech help request that stated they flushed a transmission with a similar problem and fixed it, I tried...
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2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L exhaust VIN: 1FTRF14575
i,d like to thank all the techs who took the time to reply to my request. The overwhelming consensus was a warped exhaust manifold and thats what it was , a new manifold along with new studs cured it. Thanks again for the IATN.
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2009 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L compressor VIN: 1FTYR10D89
thanks for all your replies i thaught it was normal but wanted to make sure
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2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4L vtc actuator VIN: JHMCP26858
WELL I THINK THIS VEHICLE IS FIXED.THE CUSTOMER JUST CALLED AND COMPLIMENTED ME ON HOW MUCH BETTER THE CAR RUNS AFTER THAT REPAIR.what i did was remove valve cover to recheck timing marks,as i thought they were off by a 1/2 tooth or so.so i pulled the tensione...
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1994 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G3HN52L3R
AFTER MANY REPLIES I REPLACED THE COMPUTER .THIS FIXED BOTH PROBLEMS.THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP.
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1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L Unknown VIN: WP0AB2967L
crank case vent valve was faulty, creating the squeal. all is well. removed oil cap, noise went away, leading us to the valve.
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2005 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L transmisiion VIN: EDF345EDC5
ok , as i thought - being i only lost communication with trans module at times and is the only one that did not have a communication trouble code, lead always to a module that cant see the communication issue. we replace the trans control module with new - (c...
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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara Luxury 2.7L Shift solenoid # 3 VIN: JS3TD94166
thank you for all the replies. I not 100% sure if I have fix it but since I cleaned the connector by the transmission the problem didn't come back. thanks again.
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2009 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 4T1BE46K99
Thank you for the replies, I learned a lot about toyotas security system, however the problem left no clues and has not ever happened again. No extra keys, no electronic passes etc. All connections are good and looks well maintained. I will update if it ever... Trouble codes: B2799 (Engine Immobilizer system malfunction).
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2002 Volvo S60 T5 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1RS58DX2
Thank you for the well thought out responses,vehicle has been with customer for two weeks now and haven't heard anything,replaced main relays on CEM,install stablint on CEM and ECM pins switched starter relay with ECM relay,erratic DIM due to internal DIM fail... Trouble codes: BCM01, BCM10, CEM1A, CEM1A, ECM, 201A, ECM, E003.
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