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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L failsafe mode VIN: WBAAX13423
repaired an engine misfire for a misfire dtc and upon driving the vehicle to run the obd monitors the car lunged into a lower gear and trans went into failsafe mode. limped it back to the shop. there were no lights illuminated but dtc p1892 was stored. checked...
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2007 BMW 530xi 3.0L remote key VIN: WBANN73587
Customer states both keys have over period of months began to function intermittently as regards central locking until now when they do not function at all.These are the rectangular keys.The vehicle does not have comfort access and so does not have replaceable...
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1996 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L no start VIN: 1GCEC14R3T
No start and backfires/explosion from exhaust Vehicle has been replaced with known good parts new delco distributor cap, new rotor, coil, module, and crank sensor. Scanner readings look normal. Distributor is in time. Please help
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1996 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCEC14R3T
No start and backfires/explosion from exhaust. Vehicle has been replaced with known good parts new delco distributor, and cap, new rotor, coil, module, and crank sensor. Scanner readings look normal. Distributor is in time.compression is 120. vehicle has ignit...
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2008 Chevrolet Colorado LT 2.9L passkey VIN: 1GCCS34928
Thank you in advance for any help. I purchased this truck used and it came only with a key (no fob) This vehicle will sometimes not crank at all, all lights work just nothing at all when trying to start. I can cycle the power locks and it will start. It seem l...
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2008 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ 3.4L Headlights VIN: 2CNDL33F88
I think I know the answer to this one but thought it best to check with you Good Wrench Guru's. Got this 08 Equinox that belongs to a used car dealer and it needs a Body Computer. Of course they want to know if they can put a used one in it. It has always been...
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2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.4L Security Indicator VIN: 1G1ZJ57B59
I am coming up with nothing and not sure where to start. I have checked codes in everything, all had low voltage/voltage below threshold etc codes, I cleared them out, however the security light is still on. Car starts and runs without issue, the key in the cy...
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 WS 3.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1B7HC16X01
The truck will start, run, but runs like it is out of time. Checked timing with balancer at TDC and Rotor indexed on the No.1 cylinder mark and verified piston at TDC on compression stroke. All spark plugs were black from running rich. Trouble codes: P1391 (Loss of CMP/CKP Signal)
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2002 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L Mechanical VIN: 1B7HL48N42
Hello, Everyone We have a truck that locks up the front right wheel only under hard braking. After the brakes lock up we notice ABS engagement. We removed the rear abs sensor and test drove the car with the abs disengaged. Same problem. The Brake pads are new,...
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2013 Dodge Dart Rallye 1.4L Clutch VIN: 1C3CDFBH7D
Good morning IATN world Intermittently the clutch pedal will stick to the floor and not return, if he pulls it up with his toe the pedal has a mushy feel to it and also makes it difficult to shift. Has taken it to his friendly dealer, but unfortantly they can...
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1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L 4x4 engagement VIN: 1FTZF1825X
Vehicle came into the shop with no 4X4 operation. Applied vacuum to differential activator and both sides are working freely. Checked all vacuum lines that are accessable (OK). I have searched Alldata and the internet for hours trying to find a correct wiring ...
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2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Readiness VIN: 1FAFP33P43
Basically this Focus will not set any of the readiness monitors. Specifically: O2 heater, O2, catalyst, EGR and EVAP. The customer has been driving the vehicle for a few months. And it's been about 5 days since he took it for an emissions test and found that n...
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2006 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMCU04126
This car was towed into nearest shop after stalling on highway.No history on car. Car will crank over and almost start. Have checked fuel pressure and volume, good spark, no codes stored. The engine oil was 4 quarts low. Pulled front spark plugs and tested com...
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2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Bearing noise VIN: 1FMEU74E46
Vehicle was brought in for a noise complaint. during test drive we noticed a wheel bearing noise slightly at 35 mph then very loud at 70 mph. The noise will go away off those speeds. Since it is a 4wd, we lifted the truck in the air, replicated the noise, and ...
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2007 Ford Edge SE 3.5L starter VIN: 2SMDK48C17
Good afternoon folks, I am trying to help out a competitor (believe it or not)! Here is his story. He removed the dash for heater box replacement on a 2007 Edge. After reassembly he called me in a panic due to no starter engagement/ antitheft lamp going berser...
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2011 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Delayed accessories VIN: 2FABP7EV7B
The accessory delay function does not operate. The audio system and power windows loose power immediately upon key off. Owners manual states unit has the delay function but I've also heard of this problem with other 2011's and I can't confirm the unit should e...
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2002 GMC Savana 3500 8.1L Brake shoes VIN: 1GTHG39GX2
Right rear brake locks up at moderate braking. Removed drums, found right rear shoes worn 80%, drum worn enough to have a lip on outside edge. Wheel cylinder starting to seep but not contaminating shoes yet. Left brake shoes worn 20% and glazed due to wheel cy...
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2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKYF18743
Thanks in advance. This pilot was in a collision with a deer on the right front corner. After 500 miles since the repair it has picked up misfire codes for 4,5,and cyl 6.It has had new coil packs and plugs. Customer says vehicle never run rough . We cant make ...
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2003 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L Electronic VIN: KMHCG45C43
Ok first off this is an,"I told you so don't get involved situations". A co worker of mine owns this vehicle came to me cause he knows I own a shop. He requested that I rebuild his unit. I asked him why, to which he replied that it's got no over drive and he's...
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2007 Hyundai Azera SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHFC46F37
Hyundia Techs I'm nervous... I don't have the tool to actuate the cam phasers but I did scope them and bank two appears to be out of time. The book calls for almost 9hrs and the phasers cost over $1000. Reading it looks like there is a problem with the phasers... Trouble codes: P0018 (Cam Crank corrolation)
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1986 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Emissions VIN: SAJNV5846G
I have changed O2 sensors, swapped ECU and played with the adjustment on the ECU and been able to get the HCs down to 117 PPM, right at the threshhold of passing (118 fails @ 15 MPH) and 1.9% COs, down from 3.15 to 3.25 per cent, so I'm under the 2+ per cent g...
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2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L No Start VIN: 1J4GK48K83
this liberty came as no start will occasionally start. most times just spins and tries to start. fuel pressure is good fuel quality is good no codes. DRB shows cam/crank in sync. have good spark on all coils. After numerous hours I rigged a timing light, Ihave...
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2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1J4FA64S15
Hello everyone in "bald because youve pulled all your hair out town". I have an issue with this Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. First a little history. Vehicle came in with low power and late shift, your guessing restricted exhaust right? Me too! Performed back pressur...
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2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA72331
I've been playing with this vehicle for a while now and have to admit I'm stuck but leaning towards the ECM being faulty. The car starts and runs intermittently, but poorly. Ends up stalling then won't re-start. Re-starting is intermittent. With the cam sensor... Trouble codes: P0343, P0326
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2004 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Transfer case VIN: KNDJC73384
We got stuck with this KIA that was locking rear diff on turns, flushed diff a couple times with much improvement & sent her to try it out for weekend. When she called and said it was getting worse again we ordered open diff from auto wrecker. We got her in an...
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2008 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L Parking Brake VIN: SALAE25468
I have a land rover that the park brake cable have been replace. the right side cable is install correctly but the left side is unable to be install due to scan tool operation. I am able to get the electric parking brake to operate in the mount poistion only. ...
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2008 Mazda 3 Mazdaspeed 2.3L Battery VIN: JM1BK34M18
Customer states the battery is dead if the vehicle sits for two days. We measure the ignition off draw at 300mA. Traced draw to the body control module/power distribution box behind the glove box. New module is $800 retail and requires flash programming at the...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L battery VIN: WDBRF40J23
Customer says car his battery dies within 2 days car has a 1.8 to 1.9 amp draw I have closed all locks no lights stay on disconnected all door lights, trunk and glove box lights ,disconnected alternator, ECM, ABS, units, seat modules body modules ,sunroof, int...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN40J64
Car initially came in with several codes lean and rich, also codes for oxygen sensors, first we smoke checked car and found a hose blown off by the supercharger, thought we had it diagnosed, replaced hose, rechecked for vacuum leaks, found none, test drove car... Trouble codes: P0172, P2058
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2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG 6.0L distronic cruise control VIN: WDBPJ79J15
This car came in with inop ABC system and inop. cruise control/distronic. I fixed the ABC issues, but can't seem to get anywhere with the cruise control. When you attempt to engage the cruise control, the display shows a blinking---mph, followed by the message...
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2004 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Cruise Control VIN: 2MEFM74W74
cruise control inoperative no codes in the pcm and it has the standard ipc. suspecting the clock spring... horn and brake switch share the same ground horn works was leaning towards an open in the circuit not allowing the cruise to intialize. any other thououg...
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2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Starter VIN: WMWRE33516
Vehicle was towed in as a "no start", "no crank", after some diagnostics I decided to replace the Electronic Immobilizer Control Unit (Brand new from local dealer). Now the keys are reconized before they were not. EWS Datastream: starter enabled: NO start...
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2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5L blower VIN: 1N4AL21E37
this car came in w/ no blower complaint. it works but not till engine is warm or when it decides to. read some forums about poor connections @ fuse block? anyone seen this or can let me know where to look. all checked perfect when working
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2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L Power Lift VIN: JN8AZ18U09
Power liftgate inop, makes no noise, nothing. Powers & grounds to module all good. Was testing and trying, then with door in open position, put screwdriver in latch to close it and it pulled in, then door reconnected motor harness and started working for a bou...
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2010 Nissan Rogue S 2.5L Horn, cruise control, and radio controls VIN: JN8AS5MV3A
'10 Rouge thats out of warr. The controls on the steering wheel do not work ie. horn, cruise and stereo controls. I decided to troubleshoot the horn first because it is a simple circuit. I disconneted the connecter at the clockspring and with the help of a wir...
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1998 Plymouth Voyager Expresso 3.3L instrument cluster not working,BCM VIN: 2P4GP45R8W
Replaced bcm with junk yard one started vehicle instrument cluster came alive and everything work. all gauges working properly. Odometer does not read same mileage. drove down road everything still working. Parked van went out to go to work the next mourning o...
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2002 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Surge, Misfire VIN: JF1SF63592
looking for discription of these codes 20B0 and 20B1 did not find in alldata or iatn archives. scanner gives no discription.the codes for p0304 p0303 I belive that is bad coil.trying to cover all basis before fix. thanks. Trouble codes: P0304, P0303, P1111, 20B0, 20B1
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Module VIN: 4T1BG22K5X
We are puzzled to all get out over this ABS unit. BBA said there was a wire break in the module, sent it back sealed and repaired. Could not extinguish the ABS light. I vaguely remember some sort of bridging piece in the underhood analysis connector. Do I have...
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2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4T1BE32K93
Hello everyone this is Matt at Daves Conoco, i am 20 years old and have been working here about a year and 4 months, so take it easy haha. I am soon to be ASE certified in brakes, and steering and suspension. Anyway I have a 03 Camry here and its giving me hel... Trouble codes: P0302
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1977 Volkswagen Transporter Campmobile 2.0L ex. ports VIN: 2372106729
Hello air cooled VW experts.I replaced right hand cylinder head(#1,#2)due to valve seat hammering into head causing valve to need adjusting every 600 miles. I pulled the engine, replaced the head, and reinstalled the engine before noticing the exhaust manifold...
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1996 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WVWBB81E9T
Hey every one im completely out of ides on this one. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated! This car came in on hook, towed in with no start. Checked codes and no codes found. Tested few things. checked spark and fuel pressure both were good. Found oil...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L No Start VIN: 3VWSF81K76
Hi every one i need your help w/this vw this vehice came to me from a used car dealer there mechnics installed a used computer and they broughted to be to code and to learned the key ,i have all read code the pcm but i dont know how to lean the key and i dont ... Trouble codes: 02241 (engine control module immobilzerdata not adapted)
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2004 Volvo V70 R 2.5L speed sensitive steering VIN: YV1SJ52Y94
Does anyone know if there is a relay for the speed sensitive steering. I read on one post there is a relay. Steering is fine cold but some times stops assisting when parking after driving 10-20 miles, not all the time. Fluid is clean and correct, no noises, ac...
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2010 Volvo XC60 T6 3.0L idle- accessory drive VIN: YV4992DZ6A
2 problems with this sweet Swede. 1. We have a belt like chirp noise (can sometimes mimic a torque convertor bolt that is rubbing) at idle but it is very hard to pinpoint the noise. We did find 2 idler pulleys bad(bearings rough)and replaced the belt. It almos...
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2006 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: WBXPA93406
Thank you all for the responses William and Mark was right on with the coolant tubes. Such a joy to replace those critters too. Rotted in the seam between the 2 o-rings on the coolant tubes.
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK24U66
We finally got this relearn to run on the fourth try!!! We were using our Snap On Solus Ultra at first then switched to our older Tech II and the relearn was performed. We had never had a problem before with the Spap On...oh well. The relearn did take care of ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire).
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2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 7.0L P0622 message "Check charging system VIN: 1G1YY26E16
Ok. First this was posted by one of my employees, although I was helping him with it (mostly just to bounce ideas off of). The main customer concern was the charging system message, we got sidetracked by consistently finding excessive current flow at the a...
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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2.2L Radio VIN: 1G1AT58H39
THANKS TO ALL THAT CLOCKED IN. IT WAS THE RADIO AND I DID LEARN ABOUT THIS SYSTEM THERE IS ONLY 1B+ AND 1 GROUND I COULD COMMUNICATE WITH THE BCM BUT NOT THE RADIO SO TOOK A SHOT GOT NEW (REMAN) RADIO FROM ELECTRA SOUND IN FLA INSTALLED AND PROGRAMED AND WORKS...
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L obd 2 monitors VIN: 3C8FY4BB91
Thanks to all who replied. I was unaware that a system would have more than one buss. Alldata fails to mention this in their articles even when SCI is entered into their search engine. They reference the PCI buss only. I checked power and grounds as recomm...
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2008 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2.7L od solenoid
Thank you to the two that replied. I have not fixed the vehicle. the trans shop gave it back to the customer and I have not heard back from them. They stated that they were taking it to the dealer... sorry guys
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.9L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3B7HF13Z71
Well we got another PCM and installed so far so good so im gonna say it was a bunk pcm
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2006 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Tss_src VIN: 1FAFP53U86
Thanks to all that replied. We replaced the Turbine speed sensor a second time and replaced the transmission range sensor per the builders request. This did not help. The TSS_SRC still intermittantly droped low or to zero while driving at steady speeds. We end...
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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L shifts VIN: 1FTSX21556
Prior to us doing the transmission on this truck, another shop had swapped the engine. One of the securing clips about 18 inches from PCM was never re-engaged, the harness was lying on back of engine & had rubbed through Several wires. I'm surprised that it wa...
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2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L door locks VIN: JHMCG6688Y
Thanks everyone. All actuators were bad. I replaced them one by one and now all are working. Sent the multiplex unit back but they will not accept it once it was hooked up. Even though it DOES NOT WORK at all. i guess lesson learned ouch
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2005 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Glovebox VIN: SAJWA79C65
I have not completed repairs on this issue yet because of time constraints on other jobs.I did receive a great wiring diagram from Dan from Georgia.I believe that the glovebox switch opens the glovebox motor and when released the glovebox control unit closes t...
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1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22C5W
Had I been more familiar with the foreign motors. I would hsubmitted a request for help anywhere. This turned out to be the timing belt tensioner spring failure. Causing the timing belt to jump time. That's all. We removed the valve cover brought engine around... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam shaft sensor bank one generic).
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2006 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Unknown VIN: 1YVHP80C26
The big electrical connector next to the battery by the transmission side was fully corroded, looks like the old battery leaked out & caused the problem, clean & lubricate the connector & everything is fine now.
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2008 Mercury Milan Premier 3.0L Brake Pedal VIN: 3MEHM08118
ABS HCU was the fix. The customer had the vehicle under warranty unfortunatley we did not make the repair.
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1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L turn signal flasher VIN: 1N6DD26Y1W
i found turn signal switch shorted and dropping voltage to 5volts or less on green wire from flasher.replaced turn signal switch working fine now!thanks evryone for the help!
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1994 Oldsmobile 98 Regency 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G3CX52L9R
Wow, I guess I'm not the first one to see this problem. Did not want to admit it but it turns out the Delphi ICM replaced 16 months ago burned out. Pulled the insulator out of the plug and found #1 pin (pink wire power supply)was charred underneath. Don't kn... Trouble codes: P0341 (Cam/crank error).
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2001 Oldsmobile Alero GX 2.4L hydraulic system VIN: 1G3NK52T21
First of all, thanks for all the replies, great ideas Well, the brand new clutch master cylinder was defective. Installed a new one and bleed it fairly easily, clutch works fine now. Just a side note, it said on the instructions with the new master cylin...
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2007 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited 2.5L Cooling System/Heater Core VIN: 4S3BL62677
It's fixed. I had forgotten that the cap had been replaced and I checked the tube in the overflow bottle too, which was free flowing. I vacuum filled the system twice with no success. I still had to add some coolant afterwards and the poor heat and rushing ...
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2002 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDR32T12
I flushed the fuel injectors and it fixed. Here are the details: I removed the rail and used my Thexton injector box to activate all 4 injectors. While the fuel pump was energized. All 4 injectors had an identical and very good-looking spray pattern. Yeste... Trouble codes: P0171 (testing and results).
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2002 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L Immobilizer VIN: WV2NB47042
The customer found their other key!!! Happy day!!! Thanks to all who responded---it appears there is no "easy" way to retrieve the code for these vans, a couple guys suggested opening the actual immobilizer box and being able to somehow retrieve it that way bu...
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