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2000 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6L door ajar door locks VIN: 1G6ET1298Y
Hello fellow techs out there! Working on this Eldorado with a customer complaint, of door ajar message displaying on the dash while driving. Since it doesn't till you what door, used snap on solus ultra for diagnosis. Under body control module, inputs looked a...
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1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 LS 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Low power VIN: 1GAHG39R9X
This is the least professional Tech Help you will EVER see me post and I apologize BIG time, Im just pulling my hair out. When the motor came out almost everything except the sensors were replaced. all new hoses, new radiator, oil cooler lines, exhaust manif...
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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LT 6.0L No Start VIN: 3GNGK26U43
customer had this towed in for a no start, i got in it and it started right up. so i let it run outside for a while and it never quit. i then took it around the block and i was almost back to the shop when it started surging and quit at a stop sign. i cranked ... Trouble codes: B1440
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2005 Chrysler 300 (Car) Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3JA53G95
Car came in with code p2112 - elect. throttle control - unable to open. Another shop had replaced throttle body and said their scanner wouldn't do a relearn. We relearned throttle body with our Bosch masterteck VCI - seemed to work. Car back in 2 days with sam... Trouble codes: P2112, P2110
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2007 Chrysler 300 (Car) 2.7L Crank sensor VIN: 007H618727
Car was bought with blown not running motor no history in car. Bought a used motor from salvage yard out of a 06 magnum 2.7 engine. Vin# r everything was exactly the same. Installed motor had and issue with starter and motor turning over so I had my new guy ta...
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2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FAFP53U22
I've got a ford hair puller LOL. car runs fine running down the road and idling in drive but if in park with heater in vent/floor, floor, defrost/floor or defrost car surges and dies. if you put heater on vent or either AC position idles fine. I'm wondering if...
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Cam Phaser Installation VIN: 1FTPW14594
Fellow Techs, I am installing lifters/lash adjusters in this 5.4 3v with the front cover installed using the timing chain wedge tool. I have installed a new cam phaser gear. My repair info (Alldata) says to tighten the cam sprocket bolt to 30 ft lbs and then ...
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2008 GMC Sierra 3500 HD SLT 6.6L No Start
Truck will not start. Tech2: FRP desired is 4k psi, actual is 0 psi. I can prime the filter (fairly new filter)and bring up loads of air thru the loosened bleed screw. 10-15 pumps gets me 15psi and truck will start and die within 10 sec. FRP gets up to about 2...
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2005 Infiniti G35 X 3.5L Stall VIN: JNKCU51F85
Easy question for you Nissan/Infiniti gurus. Got this 05 G35 that belongs to a used car lot that takes wrecked cars and repairs and sells them. Got no 5v reference going to the accelerator pedal position sensor one circuit from pcm.Checked wiring, problem is i...
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1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDJ58XXW
I have this trooper here setting a P0101, the code will set if I hold it at 2500 rpm in neutral for about 30-45 seconds. Once the code sets the PCM doubles pulsewidth and the engine runs way rich until fuel trims can get it under control, which puts both short... Trouble codes: P0101
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1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L charging VIN: SAJGX2744V
Hello: Have this XK8 with a charging issue; Replaced the alternator/rebuilt the system is charging but still have the warning in dash/baterry not charging. Checked charging voltage, it is at 13.8v. Is there a reset procedure for that? Also have ABS pump failur... Trouble codes: C1095 (Abs pump motor)
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L blend door VIN: 1J4GW58S2Y
have jeep in for common repair no heat so i pulled codes and im getting blend dooor codes and the recultion door code, so i pull hvac box and replace the doors and notice all the drive stops are broken that hook to the motor ( little round pegs that connect mo...
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1992 Lexus ES300 3.0L cooling fan VIN: JT8VK13T2N
Vehicle has a hydraulically operated cooling fan. When first started on a cool engine, the fan ran immediately at least the 1100 rpm's and took a while, maybe 15 minutes to get up to operating temp. Stayed there for another 30 to 45 min. (at idle). After drivi...
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1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1LNFM97V8W
This Continental came in with the customer complaint of overheating. However, whatever issue the customer had with overheating is most likely coming from the lean condition and a Cyl 5 misfire. I pulled the codes listed, as well as a B1201 Fuel Sender Circuit ... Trouble codes: P1744, P0305, P0171, P0174, P1741 (TCC Control Err), B1318 (Low Battery Voltage at Module)
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2004 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L Suspension VIN: WDBPJ75J14
Car came in for a ABC pump and a hose leaking. We replaced the pump, the system wasn't complete empty so we did not have to bleed, suspension went up but right side was a litle bit higher from left side and there was a codes C1525-016(Level calibration was not...
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1998 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Transmission VIN: 1MEFM50U1W
Every now and then this trans will loose fwd gears. Happens after a stop and the downshift. It has the updated FWD piston in it . Does not matter hot or cold . Seem to remember a valve body concern but don't think this is the symptom . Been a long time since I...
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2007 Mercury Milan 2.3L compressor
compressor will come on when relay base is jumped. relay is good. fuses are good. when intorducing refrigerant into the system, the low pressure line from the firewall to the service port get cold. the high pressure line from the firewall to the compressor get...
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1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L clutch VIN: JN1CA21D0W
Clutch pedal pushes down with no resistance until 2" off floor before you get any pressure. Clutch master cylinder reservoir was empty.Absolutely no sign of fluid leaks at the clutch slave or master cylinder boots. No leaks at the metal or rubber lines. Can't ...
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2005 Nissan Quest 3.5L transmission dont shift VIN: 5N1BV28U65
change transmission twice and tpcm same result.
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1997 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Hesitation VIN: 4TAWN72N0V
Hey Toyota Techs need some help. This Tacoma will not rev over 3000 rpm. Great throttle response no hesitation until 3000 rpm vehicle starts to break up,buck,lose power. Scoped cam and crank sensors perfect. Im not smart enough to no if there in Synch with a s...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Power windows VIN: WVWPD63B72
I am thinking that the water has affected the CCM but I am hesitant with out some more information to replace it. I already have $200 in parts that have not fixed this problem. Any information would certainly be appreciated.
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Engine VIN: 3VWSE69M03
Original customer complaint was loud ticking/knocking noise and oil light on. Customer continued to drive home (~5 miles) with light on and noise. No smoking at this time. Inspected vehicle and found cam chain tensioner slack. Checked oil pressure, was 0 until...
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2005 Buick LaCrosse CX 3.8L line pressure VIN: 2G4WC53285
everyone has been helpfull but still have not found the root of the problem. when we do i will add to this post so others can be helped also. thanks for the help
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2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No communcation VIN: 1G1ND52J6Y
This is fixed .Thanks all you guys for your time and help. So this car was towed to us from a different shop. So this vehicle is not equipped with power seats or power window but someone installed a mini relay to the left side I/P fuse box in the power seats c...
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2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck SLT 5.9L hanger bearing VIN: 3D7MS48C15
thanks everyone who sent in a reply. I am currently waiting for the customer to return vehicle to do all measurements. being harvest season they have been busy & they have other trucks they can use. when I get any info for final repair I will update this posti...
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1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Stereo VIN: 1HGEJ8248W
To start off i want to say thanks for all the replies. just to clarify this is a aftermarket unit. so it did not have that security code. i removed the fuse from the back of the radio and reinstalled. also pressed the reset button under the face. still nothing...
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2001 Honda Civic DX 1.7L MIL Lamp on
After more testing it looks to be the ECM. We are waiting for the customer to decide what they would like to do. Trouble codes: P0135.
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2011 Honda Civic DX-G 1.8L TPMS System VIN: 19XFA1F56B
To make a long story short, vehicle still not fixed. Tried ordering an Autel TS601 from Amazon, waited 2 weeks, did not show up. Presently waiting for credit back on my credit card. Thinking of going with the Bartec 400sd instead. Not really sure at this p...
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2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L No Start VIN: SALTY19434
It seems like when the four way flashers go on, with no start, there is an inertia switch problem. I had bypassed the switch with no luck. The inertia switch passed 12v on to the fuse box and somewhere else. Well, after lifting up the fuse box I saw where mice...
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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALME114X4
Hello everyone: Thanks for the replies and info on this rover. All the info pointed to the fact that theese cars have issue with the crank breather system,check hoses for signs of oil. Also fuel pressure for trim issues and that cats tend to crack and cause ... Trouble codes: P1170 (Manufacturer controlled fuel air metering), P1173 (Manufacturer controlled fuel air metering).
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L starter battery VIN: WDBSK75F53
Thanks to all the techs that replied. I ended up sending this vehicle to the dealer , since my scantool was not supporting communication with the BNS and they arrived to the same conclusion as me that the battery module needs to be replaced together with a se...
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2010 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Bluetec 4Matic 3.0L CEL on VIN: 4JGBB2FB4A
Thanks Leo and Justin..the fix was the intank DEF module..As you both stated, the continuity check was ok but resistance was way out of spec according to the numbers...I did first check and make sure the SCR module update was done,which it was, so I got anothe...
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2003 Saturn L200 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JU54F43
here it is folks. the timing chain guides broke causing too much slop on chain . thanks for everyone help!!! Trouble codes: P0300, P1599, P0171.
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2010 Toyota Highlander Sport 3.5L tpms VIN: JTEXK3EH5A
Thanks for all your replies and the time you gave up to share your knowledge. I made a mistake right off the bat. I accepted from my tire store that there was not a sensor in the spare tire. After some time of trying to reset tire i.d. with 4 tires. I reevalu...
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2003 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L y connector by coolant tank VIN: 9BWDE61J93
Originally used aftermarket y pipe. Replaced with dealer part and all is good.
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L timing belt VIN: WVWMD63B04
We removed the bumper and front clip to get access. The condenser was just moved out of the way. The job was not too bad, just took some time. It seems that the main problem was that the water pump was leaking. On teardown, we could see that the timing compone...
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