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2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Shimmy VIN: 1G4HP54KXY
This does this only under load and at 45 then goes away at higher speeds. While doing this can put into neutral and its not there immediately. It doesn't do this when TCC comes on. I can see motor mounts week and can see engine rock forward in drive and roll b...
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1995 Cadillac Fleetwood 5.7L 3rd gear VIN: 1G6DW52PXS
I replaced the transmission in this vehicle 20 miles ago for a no 3rd gear concern. It came back with no 3rd gear. I have monitored the function of the 2-3 solenoid and found no problem with the circuit. The resistance of the circuit matches that of the 1-2 s...
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2002 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L Stability VIN: 1GYEK63NX2
ANY GM TECH PLEASE HELP! This caddy keep coming back with C0205. The steering wheel position signals should be spaced 90 degrees apart. On the scan too, both reading is 0 degree. I try plug in a new Steering Wheel Position Sensor and the reading is the same, e...
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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 3GNEC18R6X
I can get to -2 degrees Cam retard but only with distributor turned clockwise as far as it will go. If I advance gear 1 tooth it shows +45 degrees If I retard 1 tooth it won't run or just barely. He couldn't find paint marks so he matched it up with a rebuilt ...
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1999 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G1NE52J7X
Coolant gauge goes 3/4 ways up before cooling fans come on. Scaner shows fan coming on at 224 degrees. Presure test system has no leaks. New temp. Sender same thing???
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L cruise control VIN: 1GCHK23181
Hi all. Vehicle operates normally including cruise control untill large trailer is towed.Cruise will kick off when going up hill.Found tsb. for tire size problems affecting cruise among other things.This veh. has 275 r 17 tires instead of 245 75r16 that tsb. c...
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2002 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM19X22
hello fellow techs, i'm michael and this my first post, i'm a big fan of iatn. I have this astro van in my shop for the first time and having a bit of a head scratcher. All the work was done at another shop and previous shops have been unable to repair this pr... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multi misfire)
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L power windows VIN: 1GCHK23607
Truck came in for new power mirror drivers side.(vandalism ) customer complained drivers front window was intermittent. mirror was replaced and drivers door switch replaced ( for window issue) after switch replacement drivers window works properly but nothing ...
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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Limited 3.5L Cuts out
Crankshaft sensor cannot be removed from bellhousing, plastic parts from ckp broke apart. Metal housing from original sensor is still in bellhousing. Can put an easy out in housing and turn but cannot pull out. Any suggestions thanks
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1998 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Tach and cruise VIN: 1B7MF33D1W
Hey Dodge guys, I got one that is stupifying me. Vehicle came in with the tach dropping out and innop heater and interior light problems. Only the usual 1688 code. Tach was dropping out though vehicle idled fine and tach on scanner held steady. Found aftermark...
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2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HF16Z9Y
Customer came in with a running rough issue and a check engine light, never been tuned up has 100,xxx miles. Replaced cap,rotor,plugs,wires,air filter,3 injectors... Still running really bad. Checked firing order 3x. Suspect internal vacuum leak replaced manif... Trouble codes: P0205 (5 fuel injector circuit open), P0206 (6 fuel injector circuit open), P0207 (7 fuel injector circuit open), P0300 (Random cylinder misfire)
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2004 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L dome,radio lights VIN: 1D4HB48N04
The dome lights are always on. The back lights on radio are always on. Data shows all doors are closed when closed and open when open. Data also shows dome lights are off even though they're on. Disconnected dimmer switch and still on. Pull fuse and dome light...
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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7KS28C75
Hi,everyone. This Cummins was towed in for a no start. it only had a cooling fan speed code. Data showed FRP desired at about 5200 psi, and actual was showing 1200 psi. Supply volume easily passed service info specs and fuel quality looked ok. I removed the cy...
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2009 Dodge Ram 5500 SLT 6.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, lack power VIN: 3D6WD78LX9
OK guys, iATN has always pulled through for me, need ya once again for a weird hair-pulling common rail '09 6.7l cummins. Apologise for long story, this is notes copied from RO on previous repair history and then notes from current RO on callback... PREVIOUS: ... Trouble codes: P0101 (MAf performance), P051B, P2262 (turbo boost not detected / mechanical), P2609 (intake air heater system performance)
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2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Oil pressure VIN: 1ZVHT82H06
Almost identical problem as before. When engine reaches operating temperature, oil pressure falls to 25, then 20psi, dash warning display reads "oil pressure low," and on occasion the engine will rattle from the chain and run rough, likely from the tensioners ...
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2003 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L MIL Lamp on, Hard Cold Start VIN: KMHCG45C03
Hello to all the techs out there, I have another headache causing vehicle. I had this one come in over a year ago for a torn intake gasket. I repaired that and sent the customer on her way and everything was copacetic...until 6 months later. The customer came... Trouble codes: P0121 (TPS Value Out of Range)
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2008 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5NMSG13D78
all you Hyundai t5echs out there.. need some help. got this santé fe in with mil on and showing 2codes 2187..2189 customer has had the vehicle at 2 other shops and has has a lot of parts thrown at it but mil light sets almost instantly, checked the obvious,fue... Trouble codes: P2187, P2189
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2006 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: SAJWA01A56
This car looses fuel pressure on right turns at 1/4 tank of fuel. Mitchell does not tell me how the car transfer fuel from one side to the other...fuel level was 37% and fuel pressure drop to 17psi. I hate to sound stupid but do i need the pump assy or the sen...
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2005 Mazda Tribute S 3.0L Cruise Control VIN: 4F2YZ04135
Vehicle came in with speed control inop. Ran static self-test and retrieved a code 3 - Brake Deactivation switch faulty or circuit damaged. Resistance across the switch terminals is .04 ohms. Key on, voltage at pin 9 of the speed control servo is B+. Voltage ...
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2007 Mazda CX-7 Touring 2.3L Mechanical VIN: JM3ER29337
HI techs.have a mazda engine noise problem.vehicle came from a chrysler dealer,thet put timing components in for a rattle noise.now it's worse.i don't think it's too loud but there.pulled valve cover and inspected vvt gear.per tsb.all looks ok.engine has moder...
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2007 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L Ignition switch, Lighting,Charging VIN: WDBRF52HX7
Vehicle came in from another shop with the complaint of the engine would not shut off with the key. The customer had to turn the key off then remove the negative battery cable for engine to shut off as well as turn the headlights off(switch already off).Custom...
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2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L forward VIN: 1ZWFT61L1Y
This Cougar will not move forward when the weather is below freezing and after sitting for 2 or more hours. If I let the car warm up for 30 minutes it will move right away and on warmer days it will move right away. It will go in reverse even when cold but not...
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2007 Nissan Altima SL 3.5L Instruments/ front blower motor VIN: 1N4BL21E37
This vehicle came in with a no cold front blower operation for the first 15 mins. of operation. After initial operation, blower would work fine all day. I found a number of prompts on identifix to replace the blower relay which repaired nothing. Upon pin tests...
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1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L No Start
Car has no spark and no noid light on the injectors,car will crank, no commucation with the ecu , no check engine light when the key is rolled over, Fuse 32 and 16 b have no power 32 is the fuel pump and 16b is the injector, when the key rolled over the the t...
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2008 Saturn Astra XE 1.8L check engine VIN: W08AR67198
Help! Really poor informations on identifix for this problem, and my scan tool (autel maxidas) is not compatible with this vehicule. Code p1101 was set few months ago. (intake air flow performance). replaced the MAF with a used part. Problem goes away. Now, sa...
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2005 Toyota Camry 2.4L left front brake VIN: 4T1BE30K45
This car has been at two different shops and has had almost everything replaced. I replaced the front rotors and pads and replaced the abs module . When I had vehicle before I would try to compress the left front caliper and it would not compress all the way f...
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2006 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWFV71K86
hi guys i need some help i have this 2006 vw golf turbo fsi coming up with a code po171 lean bank 1 i think is the air flow but may be i am wrong i smoke the car no leak i check air flow check ok f/f data vss 1mph ect 179 st7.0 lt 3.9 any help thank yous again
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2011 Volkswagen CC Sport 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMN7AN9B
hey volkswagon techs we have a 2011 volkswagon cc sport changed oil in we used oe oil and filter per customer got done car wont idle. oil pressure lite on and setting numerous misfire codes oil is full and this thing idles like a tractor valve train is really ... Trouble codes: P00, 301 (po302-), P0302, P0300
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2006 Chevrolet Colorado LT 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Thanks everyone who helped everyone's suggestions were good but the fix was clogged fuel injector I don't know why I didn't find it when I performed fuel injector balance test they all dropped the exactly the same Trouble codes: P0300.
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2007 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.9L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDU23167
hi thanks for all the great replies, turns out i started traceing the wiring and cut open wiring looms and the air conditioning high side pressure switch grey coloured wiring that has a 5 volt refrence wire was chaffed on the right frt lower subframe causing ... Trouble codes: P0461.
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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19068
most said vent solenoid is bad.yes i have ground on the wire at all times.even with new pcm.i have always tested these with tech2 comanding on/off.see voltage come and go,but i would have 12.08 then command on and it would go to 11.6.would never loose ground.w... Trouble codes: P0449 (EVAP vent sol. ckt.).
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Coils VIN: 1B4GP44R6T
I found that the timing chain slipped and is out of synch. started snowing here so i have to go to work, i will repair here shortly and update on progress, i want to thank you all for your input, it sent me in the right direction to find the real problem. than...
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2001 Dodge Durango R/T 5.9L blend door VIN: 1B4HS28Z51
It turns out that the actuator was the problem. A new one fixed everything. I discovered if you manually close the dash vent doors it easier to align the levers in the correct groves. Thanks for the responses.
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2002 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L 4x4
First and for most I would like to give a special "'THANK YOU"to Skyler,who has helped me in the past and who`s information is always spot on!! When I see your name I always breath a big sigh of relief..Some day I hope I can repay you...Also thanks too Michae...
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2000 Ferrari 360 Modena 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: ZFFYU51A5Y
I haven't actually fixed the car yet. car has an appointment for the dealer after the first of the year. speaking with the dealer guys they think it may be a cam adjuster...I will post an update after it is repaired...thanks
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L fuel leak VIN: 3FTNW20F11
Thanks for your help. All of you were correct. The bad part was the drain. Ford had plenty in stock. Easy repair.
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2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDAW57P63
Thanks for all the replies. Long crank time with no start will set the cam code. my pressure was low only 250 psi so we replaced the high pressure pump also removed the IPR and the screen was full of blue gasket. Removed the oil cooler and the gasket was flaki...
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2008 Jeep Compass Sport 2.4L gauges VIN: 1J8FT47W78
Thank you to everyone who offered help. We were fortunate enough to have a very patient and understanding customer. This all came about after replacing the battery and suspension work. Following some of the information we received, we began looking for loose o...
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1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L taillights&parking lamps VIN: 1LNLM91V0V
Got a second used module reprogramed all is fine Thanks for all the replies left the decklid lights unpluged Unit (ballast) is no longer available not worth taking a chance with a used unit Module was very hard to find
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2007 Mercedes-Benz GL450 4.6L Ignition VIN: 4JGBF71E97
We learned alot on this car, most replies said to use the second key. Cust. didnt have a second key , we first tested the two batteries ( aok ) The smaller battery only works the locks and any small acc. The big battery does the rest. We were able to scan th...
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2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM50U12
HELLO TECHS TIMES UP GOTTA CLOSE THIS HELP REQUEST DOWN, CUSTOMER HAS NO FUNDS FOR THIS 600.-800.DOLLAR PCM+ PATS KEY SERVICES + ALSO CAR RUNS NEW STILL. HAD MITCHELL WIRING DIAGRAM TO FURTHER INSPECT ALL LOOKED RITE. AT LAST SCANNER HOOK-UP HAD PO340 CAM SENS... Trouble codes: P1504.
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L No cold fast idle VIN: JN8DR09Y81
Hope everyone's Thanksgiving was a blessed and happy one. I'm thankful to each of you who took the time to reply. While I'm not fixing the vehicle at this point, I was able to determine the cause of no idle control cold or hot. Those that replied bad ECM were ... Trouble codes: P1145 (intake varible valve timing Bank 2).
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2003 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEHT05J23
After trying a speedometer head with no joy it came down to pin testing connectors. The common location in the power supply for the items not working seemed to be the right hand cowl fuse box. a loose wire connection from the "met 7.5 fuse" at the 3Q connecto... Trouble codes: P0500.
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2010 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7L audio unit VIN: 5TFHY5F12A
This vehicle is not fixed yet.Customer has been advised to send audio unit out for testing and repair.I will send an update if I hear back from customer.Thank you all for the tips.
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