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2001 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Fog lights, Pass Hi beam. DRL VIN: 2HNYD18601
Ok guys, this one has me stumped. I used to enjoy electrical work. I have tried to give as much info as possible. I know I've written a book here but I am just trying to be thorough. This is a Canadian built MDX with DRL. IF YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE DIAGRAM, (wh...
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2006 BMW 530xi 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBANF73586
Customer stated vehicle died while driving at highway speed. Stated Traction DCS and 4WD messages came on info display. Would not restart and had vehicle towed in. When starting, car will start and run for about 1 second (gets to about 1400 rpm then quits). So... Trouble codes: P0A38, P2AAB, P2AA8
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2003 Buick Century Custom 3.1L instrument cluster VIN: 2G4WS52J93
We installed a kill wire.We cut the purple wire to starter and basically put a switch in between. The switch works great but now we dont have any gauges on the instrument cluster. We unplug the instrument cluster and plug it back in and the cluster works till ...
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1999 Chevrolet K1500 LS 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GNFK16RXX
Misfire on 6 is continuous on cylinder 6 after head was re- installed. We replaced #1 and #5 injectors on the spider due to misfires before tear down. I turned of injector 6 with scan tool and felt no change. All other cylinders showed a felt change when injec... Trouble codes: P0300
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2005 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L compressor Noise VIN: 2G1WF52E45
This car came in and customer thought it had a bad wheel bearing, Turned out to be the a/c compressor was the problem. So we replaced the compressor with new from Ranshu along with the dryer and expansion block the car came back three weeks later with the same...
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2006 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 3.9L No Start
Ok, 2006 Chevy Impala 3.9 LTZ - intermittent no crank/no start. Please forgive the lack of testing information on this vehicle - it came as an intermittent no crank/no start from another location. I got the vehicle today and have yet to duplicate the problem -... Trouble codes: P0513 (p1682-), P1682
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2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9L bcm
Disconnected the battery to do the stated work. When we finished and re-connected the battery the key won't return to the lock position, it won't start, the door locks and the windows don't work the interior lights don't work, it won't shift from park and ther...
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2002 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L 4x4
I was asked to take alook at this truck by wifes friend.Came to me with service 4x4 message on in insterment cluster.No indicator lights on 4x4 swich,for 2wd nutral or 4high.If i hock scanner to it and look in transfer case get no codes.Data showes ??? for swi...
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2008 Dodge Sprinter 2500 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WD0PE845X8
Hi, This Sprinter was in for the swirl valve repair and now it will set the 2011 (MAF deviation too high)code. This code was not present before we repaired the swirl valves. Repair info is very poor on this truck and even with the WiTech, Alldata, Mitchell ... Trouble codes: 2011 (MAF deviation too high)
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1997 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FALP4043V
One for you FOMOCO dealer guys with a good memory. Got this 97 Mustang with a PATS problem. Type A system. Three players are PATS module located under dash, Transceiver around key ring and PCM. 2 questions. Wiring diagam and Identifix says there should be powe... Trouble codes: P1260
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1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTYR14U7W
Need some help on this misfire. I did a valve job on this truck 3 months ago. At the time engine was running rough.Did a compression test and showed 2 cylinders with no compression. Did the job and engine ran great. So, it comes back in with #5 misfire. I chec... Trouble codes: P0305
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2002 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Auto adjusting VIN: 1FAFP383X2
Last week I replaced L. rear wheel bearing and noticed the shoes were warn close enough to replace (only to L. side.) The parking brake cable was sticking a little , backed the cable out so there is no tension on the arm. Also I replaced the shoes only on the ...
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2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L No shift/ no speedometer VIN: 1FMRU17W13
Hello all, This truck belongs to my service writer and has been a wild one. Initially we thought it to be a faulty PRNDL switch and then a bad PCM. At first it would not start and the message center would indicate loss of communication. When it would start, e...
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2005 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 6.0L severe lack of power VIN: 1FDAF56PX5
Hey looking for some input? I've been working on these trucks in a dealer since they were new. Now independent. Got a tow truck here that isn't building boost, Customer has done lots of work prior to bringing it in. The only code I had to work with was P0299. ... Trouble codes: P0299 (under boost), P2263 (turbo performance), P0478 (EP reading)
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2006 Ford Escape XLT 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FMYU03Z56
We have good spark, good compression and it wants to fire but will not. The throttle body did break because it must have backfired and it broke the plastic flap. We got a used one at the salvage yard. Tried a new crank sensor but knew it would not work because...
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2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FT7W3BT5B
B11 sensor reads from 400 to 11,000 degrees, b12 reads from 400 to 11,000 degrees, b13 reads from 400 to 11,000 degrees, b14 reads from 400 to 11,000 degrees. And the temp readings fluctuate around from a high reading to a low reading quickly almost like an o2... Trouble codes: P200E, P200C
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2007 GMC Sierra 3500 Classic SLT 6.6L brake pedal feel VIN: 1GTJK33D77
This truck stops just fine by itself. When sitting still, you can make pedal go to the floor with pressure. Moderate pressure does not bleed off. Customer pulls heavy horse trailer and says brake pedal goes too far down. This all started about a year ago. Deal...
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1999 Infiniti G20 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JNKCP11A4X
This car was driven in, complaining about a cold hard start. When it got to the shop it started fine. We let it sit for over three hours and it wouldn't start unless you press the gas pedal while starting it. It will start and the idle will go up as a cold sta...
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1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Accessories VIN: 1J4GW68S7X
Issue, control panel gauges will not run but they will light up. They will operate when the horn has been activated then turn off after 5 secs. No idiot lights during running unless horn has been hit resulting in check engine light and air bag light. Have trie...
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2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SALTY12491
Hi need some assistance from the rover techs out there. This disco came in with brake caliper dragging. we replaced the pads rotors and calipers. Used Textar rotors and pads. The car came back 5 months later with a brake squeak. we warranted the pads. 1 month ...
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2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L starter VIN: 2T2GA31U54
04 Lexus RX330, Has a no crank issue at times. Customer stated that it will not start at times but if you let it sit for an hour it will start. Fails to start about once a week or so. Only got it to fail in shop once and during no crank, we could not get it ou...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L xenon headlights VIN: WDBRF64J11
if headlights are turned on before start the engine it will work normally. but if I start the engine than turn headlights on it will blink 4 or 5 time and shut off. it will set 2 codes on light module b 1424 and b1425 .
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2008 Mercedes-Benz GL450 4.6L Front right, and rear left air shocks VIN: 4JGBF71E98
This vehicale came in our shope with front right and rear Air Shocks not inflated, checked for codes found two pending codes 1-p0455 EVAP 2-p2004 Intake manifold turning valve. However checked Air Pump found out one hose from air suspension pump to valve body ...
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1987 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 5.7L fuel injection VIN: 1G2FW2187H
GM Techs. here 1 for the books. This vehicle was at another (well known) repair facility for a year and kicked their butt. They threw everything they could think of and had no success. The engine runs lean with the MAF plugged in. HC's @2000 and CO's@.16%. als...
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2000 Saturn LS2 3.0L t-belt rerpl VIN: 1G8JW52R5Y
Removed drive belt and timing belt cover, found t-belt was cracked badly and very loose. Bearing for tensioner roller between crank and #1 camshaft had gone away...I don't have the Saturn special tools (cam lock, crank lock,guide pulley adj. wrench, sprocket t...
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2006 Subaru Outback R VDC Limited 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S4BP85CX6
Hello IATN Peers, we have a 2006 Subaru Outback with the 3.0 that keeps trowing the check engine light on with the following codes p0171 and p0174 for lean condition on booth banks. we check fuel pressure and found good fuel pressure 45 psi regulated and 50mps... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174 (System too lean bank 2)
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2011 Subaru Forester XT Touring 2.5L Intake camshaft position timing VIN: JF2SHGGC1B
We're getting a persistent P0011 "Intake camshaft position timing over-advanced or system performance" code on bank 1. Vehicle has a rough idle and ocassional misfire on #1 and #3. While driving data shows more duty cycle on bank 1 but advance is lower on ba...
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1986 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L starter VIN: JT5RN75U1G
we installed a used engine in this Toyota motorhome.basicly a pickup chassis. had a rookie do the install, I watched to make Shure all required parts where transferred,intake, distributor etc. he for some reason connected the large black ground wire that conne...
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2003 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEHT05J23
Speedometer went dead, both speed and mileage. Then MIL light came on as well as track lights. Also missing transmission shift position lights on dash. All other dash gauges and lights working. Have found references to these same conditions on other Landcruise... Trouble codes: P0500
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAR3347Y
General consensus is a sticky valve or lifter. Customer declined any further work & is just going to live with the problem for now. Trouble codes: P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire).
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1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L throw out bearing VIN: 2G1FP22P3S
thanks for all the idea's. I replaced the flywheel with new, replaced the master and slave as an assembly, and had a couple of talks with the owner about driving with his foot resting on the pedal. Also he informed me that a month before I did the clutch the f...
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2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L fuel VIN: 3GNFK16Z14
I installed the vin T engine and used the original fuel injectors and rails. I runs like a top. Thanks to all of you for confirming that I could make the swap.
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2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, will not shut off VIN: 3GNFK16Z14
I had to perform a relearn on the TPMS sensors and cleaned the airbag connector per the TSB. Thanks to all of you for the help. Trouble codes: U1064 (loss BCM VTD DIM PZM /or SBM data), U1041, U1026, U0107, P0200, P0230.
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2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L No start, no dome lights, no PRNDL indicartion VIN: 2G1WB58K07
Special shout out to Kevin [...]. He emailed me wiring diagrams and everything when my sum...er alldata went down the day after I made the request. Checked all powers going to BCM and paid extra special attn. to the ignition switch signal, all wiring had ...
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2004 Chrysler Sebring Limited 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EL65R24
Cam timing was off on bank one (rear head). I was one link pin off. Soaked the old chain in solvent and was able to make out and count the links between the color links. One good thing I have learned in wrenching, never throw away old parts for several weeks a... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2005 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES56C15
Thanks to all who responded. I took your advice & installed OE cam sensor and OE magnet and vehicle ran fine. Trouble codes: P0344 (Cam sensor code), P0016 (Cam crank out of synch).
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation, lack of power VIN: 1FTNW20P33
thank you for all your replies. we did have a leak at the turbo inlet but still had running issues. we first reset the turbo/egt relearn thanks to Gorden's step by step procedure and got boost back to acceptable levels at partial throttle and up hills but st...
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTVW31PX6
Thanks for all of the replies. When air checking the engine with the oil pump cover off and the IPR cycled closed, the air could be heard coming from the left branch tube area. Time to pull it down and replace the cracked tube. All of the replies were helpf...
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2010 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L cuts out VIN: 1FTFX1EV5A
thanks to Michael and Alex for this one. before i received your replies I had given the car back to the customer for a while because it would not mess up but after reading your posts I convinced him to give me the car back. I checked the fuse for pump relay fe...
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2010 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5L Vsa VIN: 5FNRL3H61A
The company that did the conversion decided this was their problem. They must have moved it during the conversion process. After I told them where the sensor was supposed to be, they admitted the light came o after they did the conversion.
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1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L charging VIN: SAJGX2744V
Hello everyone: Thanks to all replies. My apologies for keeping this open this long. I followed advice and requested for the alternator to be reconditioned with oem parts, (regulator), that actually solved the light issue. Some replies refered to the issue th... Trouble codes: C1095 (Abs pump motor).
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2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L Transmission VIN: 4M2ZU86W42
I am being asked to close this help request...I had to roll the vehicle out due to jobs stacking up behind it and the customer needing to raise a little more money. Many thought I should have replaced the solenoid pack, some scolded me for not having done so.....
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2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Starter VIN: WMWRE33516
The starter has fixed the "no crank" condition as well, can my MATCO Tools MAXIMAS (aka LAUNCH X431)perform the EWS-DME alignment? cant get trough to customer support today, they were suppose to get back to me in a few hours last Friday after speaking with the...
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2002 Mitsubishi Pajero 2.4L MIL Lamp on, Limp in mode
Thanks to the 3 members who took the time to reply. Rod from Australia, Devon from my homeland Jamaica and Barry from Oregon all suggested doing a more thorough check on the wiring, well the owner was short on time and needed the vehicle so on a hunch I rese...
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1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Battery Draw VIN: JN1CA21D6X
well found out the ipc was the draw thanks for all the help the bulb was burnt out but the circuitary was bad also
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2007 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4.0L No Start VIN: 5N1AR18U87
Thanks for all the replies, I was told to switch the ecm relay with the rear defroster and this worked! Customer is trading it in so they opped not to replace the power module and drove it away! Thanks for all the help, GUY
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2003 Toyota Prius 1.5L battery, fuse VIN: JT2BK18U73
Inverter coolant pump internally shorted. New pump has corrected the initial problems, now also has two igniter error codes, cured with 2 new coils. Thanks to everyone with the helpful tips!
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2004 Toyota RAV4 2.4L none VIN: JTEHD20V64
Good afternoon techs,I reinstalled the intake and lot of the noise was gone.Then i did A A/C DELCO 3 PART EMISSIONS KIT that helped a little.Then added b-g moa oil additive.Then we returned the vehicle.The customer says the vehicle is fixed.I think the problem...
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1996 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.5L inner cv joint VIN: 1WVAE0703T
Thanks for all the replies We replaced the drive flange cup, part#020 409 289B and checked the diff vent to make sure it was clear. So far it appears to be fixed. Thanks again.
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2002 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L low manifold vacuum VIN: WV2NB47022
It turns out that the transmission is the issue. When it was rebuilt something was done incorrectly and loads down the engine too much. Looking at the throttle angle readings on a known good and the problem van lead to this. On a known good, when in drive or r...
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