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2005 Acura TL 3.2L Left rear brake VIN: 19UUA66205
We replaced the pads, trued the rotors and did a brake fluid flush on this vehicle 2500 miles ago. This vehicle, according to the customer, experienced smells and smoke coming from the left rear wheel after being driven about 5 miles.It was towed in and sat ov...
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2002 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT68E92
This car was originally in the shop 3 months ago with codes set for the Intake camshaft control circ. bank 1 and bank 2 open, bank 1 adjuster tested bad so we replaced only bank 1 adjuster unit and timing belt, when we finished we topped the car off with oil a... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0305, P1411
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2005 BMW 330xi 3.0L Vibration
Customer complains of minor vibration while driving various highway speeds. Have checked wheel balance, alignment no problems found. Thinking possible drive line issue, looking for ideas to isolate specific problem.
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L fuel spark VIN: 1GCHK29U83
thanks for any help i may recieve.tried to start truck after replacing heater core.engine starts and shuts off. i think the theft system maybe causing this.customer said that the lights on the dash won't light up to see gear selection.is the anti theft built i...
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2008 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L brake module VIN: 1GBJG31K48
Thanks for being there. Truck is showing abs light as well brake light. Scan shows no communication with brake module. I checked for grounds and power at module and it looks good. I am now confused what is a sure way to know if the problem is the brake module ...
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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Cylinder Head VIN: 3C4FY58B04
Hey all, car came in with P0303, Compression on 3 very low. Leakdown on 1,2 and 4 through rings, leakdown on three coming from cyl. 4 and spark plug well on 3. Tightened and retightened leakdown tester and put plug in four and still got leakage from # 3 spark ...
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2006 Chrysler 300 C 5.7L Transmission VIN: 2C3KK63H06
Car came in a month & a half ago with a bad runability problem & a cluncking slowing down. We replaced the lifters for bank 1 & 16 new spark plugs. The #1 lifter was bad. Car was running so bad we never addressed the clunck noise specifically. After repairs do...
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2008 Chrysler 300 LX 2.7L Cuts out VIN: 2C3KA43R18
hello fellow techs I would really appreciate some help on this one. the complaint mostly is when they fill the gas tank that it only goes to 3/4 and runs out of gas @ 1/4 tank. they also said it stalled going down the freeway a couple of times. I am baffled on... Trouble codes: P0461
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2009 Chrysler Aspen Limited 4.7L engine VIN: 1A8HX58P09
thanks in advance. replaced valve cover gasket both bank. customer supply own parts.customer ask estimate according to information gave us 2009 crysler aspen 5.7 hybrid.left truck for work next day brought in open hood found 4.7 no hybrid. anyway did job after...
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Headlights VIN: 1B7KF23661
Hi. Headlights shut off when engine is started, but operate with the dash switch as they should with key off. This is a snow plow equipped truck that I believe is unrelated to this concern. The plow wiring is a simple plug at both headlights and I unplugged th...
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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.9L fuel system VIN: 3D7KU28CX4
I have a 2004 Dodge Truck that when it is first started in the morning you have to keep the idle up in order for it to stay running. It will idle ok, but when you put it in gear the engine dies. It will restart with no problem. Once you warm it up for a few mi...
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2005 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L insturment cluster VIN: WD1PD94405
This a good one. When you drive the vehicle and move the steering wheel back and forth the triangle with the!mark light lights up and the accelerator slows down and can not give it gas. Seems like the traction control module kicks in. Ck all the sensor to the ...
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2008 Dodge Charger SE 3.5L Starting VIN: 2B3KA43GX8
This vehicle was towed into our shop. When you turn the key to start it there is no power to anything. No dash lights, radio, ect. We have check all powers and ground to both fuse boxes and they are all ok, we are leaning towards replacing the Wireless Ignitio...
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1996 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FALP73W9T
This vehicle has a curious problem. First thing I did for the insufficient flow code was check vacuum source was ok, next checked power to the egr solenoid, manually operated egr with only a stumble not stall result. Next disconnected the egr solenoid and fed ... Trouble codes: P0401
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2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L heater VIN: 2FTRX18L43
Good morning Ford techs everywhere,I have a Ford pickup that has intermittent no heat.It came in with a leaking thermostat housing and very low coolant,complaint was that there was no heat.After removing corrosion from t-stat housing and replacing thermostat a...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSX31P23
This 6.0 started running bad and losing power, now cranks but won't start. Almost starts, blows a little smoke but won't start. High pressure oil pressure is about 600-700 psi cranking. PCM is commanding IPR to 85%, desired pressure is about 2200 psi, doesn't ... Trouble codes: P2291 (Injector Control Pressure Too Low- Engine Cranking)
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2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55214
Check engine light comes on with codes p0172 and p0175. Really has no drivability issues. We have replaced the maf sensor. Cleaned the throttle plate. Has 41lbs fuel pressure running. The flex fuel sensor so 42.8%. Found a bulletin about reflash pcm but that w... Trouble codes: P0172 (Rich), P0175 (Rich)
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14534
Problem with Variable cam timing. No chain noise or nothing but it idles really rough and has 02 rich bank2, random misfire codes bank 2. did a relative compression test with ids on it and found bank 2 cylinders 5,6,7 and 8 low. looked at variable valve timing... Trouble codes: P0022 (intake cam position cam timing retarded B2)
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2007 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1FBNE31LX7
This van originally came in not running with a bad fuel pump probably about a year ago, which is when the new sending unit module was installed. Everything was ok until a few months ago when the gas gauge got stuck on empty. When it came into the shop I notice...
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2012 Ford Focus SEL 2.0L Unknown VIN: 1FAHP3H26C
This car came into my shop with CEL on and battery light on. It has been wrecked and wires broken at front of engine. The body shop or myself cannot find any more broken wires. Checked throughly! Tried PCM and BCM. Has codes P0103, P025A, and U0109. I have onl...
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2006 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLT 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHK23D56
looking to see if there is a calibration for this that I can perform or what would I need tool wise, to do so. Trouble codes: P0268
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2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L clutch VIN: JHLRD1761S
We replaced clutch and clutch master because it was slipping. Left the shop driving fine and now returned after 3 days with a slipping problem and wont release. We re bled the system and found no air however one time the clutch slave shot fluid out the bleeder...
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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Surp Belt VIN: KM8SC73D84
I did a timing belt and water pump on this. It is a 2.7 with timing belt driven water pump with one surp with a spring tension er. after the timing belt was done the car came back with a belt squeak. So i replaced the belt ( witch i did not do the first time b...
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FX58S9T
This truck would cut out for a second and then be OK. If it was idling it would die but start up right away. I had it in the shop and it died and wouldn't restart, but none of the accessories worked so I wiggled the ignition switch and they started working, so...
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2007 Kia Sedona LX 3.8L reprogramming VIN: KNDMB23307
Trying to reprogram the PCM with the latest software. The calibration in the vehicle is different than the one the KIA software says it needs. It says the vehicle is valid for an update. I am using an AEZ flasher...All the latest software from AEZ and KIA. Whe...
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2008 Land Rover LR3 HSE 4.4L transfer case/DSC VIN: SALAG25448
Hello Land Rover techs. This car came in with a trans warning, suspension stuck at lowest ride height setting, brake/stability and low range warning lights on. Scan test showed several communication faults (C1A00,U0132,U0128,U0403,P186D) with DSC module, t-cas...
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2007 Mazda 3 i 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BK32F97
This one is a little confusing to me. Car runs lean off idle. Runs like a champ. Dont let the mileage fool you. Car has been well maintained and is very clean. Sitting at idle the lt fuel trim is at 3-ish. As soon as you open the throttle plate (even barely) t... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple misfire), P2177 (System lean off idle)
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1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Cuts out, Stall
Ok need help here My hair is all gone now got 12 hours into this problem. Car was towed in as a no run it will start and run for 30 sec to 1 1/2 min fine and smooth then just dies. Not dropping fuel pressure, spark, or injector pulse. Once it dies it starts ri... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302
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2008 Mercedes-Benz C300 Sport 3.0L No Start VIN: WDDGF54X58
I had this vehicle towed in to our shop with a cranks but will not start. I do not have any fuel pressure, have spark, and can not communicate with the scan tool. Have tried 2 different scan tools. Found a TSB on replacing 4 relays in the fuse box under the ho...
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2012 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WD3PE8CC6D
Customer came with def light and 7 starts.he added 2 1/2 gallon def fluid when 1st the light came on.but the light did not go out after he drove for whole night and than start start to count down.i got 2 code and scr module shows full on all 3 levels.try to er... Trouble codes: 16CE0, P18BC
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2003 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L no power VIN: JN1DA31D13
hi to all. im working on a 2003 maxima Nissan . it has a v6 . its having a weird problem . it came in with a crank sensor code and the car will not go over 20mph. I switched out the crank sensor with an after market and got a long start with no rpm signal but ...
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2004 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast 3.5L Window VIN: JN1AZ36D34
Customers drivers window will go down about 3 inches once it hits the top in the auto mood fron the switch, This is common if something was in the way, but it does it every time. You can close the window by not pulling the window switch all the way. The window...
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1990 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Brougham 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G3HY54C8L
Ok here it goes. 90 olds 88 3.8l camen no start cranks ok. Checked basics fuel pressure ok,ignition none,injector pulse none,no tach signal. Ok so thinking another crank position sensor.replaced vehicle started! sweet bingo ha then it died no bingo:( came up w...
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2002 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GMDU03E52
came in after tranny shop sent it here. they say there is nothing wrong there. When warm to hot if you put your foot into the pedal at about 3k rpm it will start to miss on all cyls and will not accel anymore, if you ease into it, it is resonable. doesn't matt...
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2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L ABS light-intermittent VIN: YS3FD79Y96
The complaint is ABS comes on at times.. The only scanner we have is solus, and an Autel- can only pull a code c0050-06? Alldata does not show this as a valid code. Any Ideas? Solus won't even LIST a Saab! There are no loose/noisy wheel bearings to suggest pos...
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2000 Saturn SL2 1.9L Reverse VIN: 1G8ZK527XY
I have a 2000 Saturn SL2 with a TAAT transmission, (spin-on filter on the side). About a year ago it was hesitating going into reverse and soon it had a harsh shift. It broke two mounts, and set a code P0732 - incorrect gear 2 ratio. I pulled the side cover an...
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2000 Subaru Forester 2.5L No Start VIN: JF1SF6556Y
Hey guys this is a strange one. This car is a no start. Every once in a while it will start and run for about five seconds.Here is the strange thing,with the key on no cranking the fans and some of the relays will pulse on and off. I took the fuel line off at ... Trouble codes: P0500, P1540, P1101, P1121, P1100, P1120
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2002 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L oil pump VIN: 9BWGK61J82
Recently purchased car knowing that the oil pressure light comes on and beeps in the cluster frequently. New owner changed oil and filter and problem still exists. Light comes on at about 1200 to 1500 rpm under load. Oil filler neck has some burnt old oil and ...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M34
Hello. Gentlemen) I need your HELP with this vehicle. This car came to me with an over heating problem with a check engine light for overheating and camshaft sensor INTERMITTENTLY. Owner stated that this car been having this problem for along. He say someone r... Trouble codes: P0341, 2181 (replacinCooling system intermittently)
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2008 Volvo XC70 3.2 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV4BZ98238
This vehicle is coming to me from after having been at another shop. There is currently codes P2401 & P2419 setting in the vehicle. I have limmited scan tool capability for this vehicle as we are a GM dealership, however, I suspect that there is a wiring issue... Trouble codes: P2401 (Leak detection pump fault), P2419 (Leak detection pump fault)
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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L pump VIN: WAUML44E34
Thank you all for your support. This resourse is a great help.The fuse and relay are in the under dash relay panel.After letting car sit over night I did a battery disconnect. Air pump came back on line very noisey and took a long time to lift car. Now confide...
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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABK8321W
Thank you for all the replies and help. We changed the thermostat which got us to closed loop faster however did not repair the vehicle. We then decided to bite the bullit and bought a factory Mass Air Flow Sensor...problem solved! Gees, what a headache! An... Trouble codes: 1188 (fuel trim bank 1), 1189 (fuel trim bank 2).
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2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L Vanos Sprocket VIN: WBAGN63504
The consensus seems to be to replace the damaged one. Thank you for your input. Henry [...]
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1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L 3rd Gear VIN: 1GNDT13W8W
I am calling this one fixed, after beating my head against the wall about various issues, I kept coming back to the one area that had everything in common, the ECM. After confirming that the other shop did put the right computer in, since I had no reference n...
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2002 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM19X22
Thanks for all the replies, I'd like to add that this is a new goodwrench engine with a new timing case cover. All pids are in the normal range, at idle, accel, and cruise. the customer needed the vehicle for work so its not in my shop at the moment. When it r... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multi misfire).
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2005 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L compressor Noise VIN: 2G1WF52E45
As suggested by a few maybe a bad compressor or debris in the lines. When the original compressor was replaced we flushed and cleaned out the lines of any possible debris. Might need it again, might be a bad compressor. Customer has declined any further diag i...
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2006 Chrysler 300 Touring 3.5L air bag (occupant classification module) VIN: 2C3KA53G06
ok thanks for all you input here! I got lucky later on in the day that I posted this and decided to disconnect c2 at the ocm and I was able to communicate. from there I pulled each pin out of the harness and plugged one in at a time and found out which wire br...
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2004 Dodge Stratus SE 2.7L Cooling System VIN: 1B3EL36R34
Thank you to all that have replied! Burton from Delaware hit the nail on the head. The engine was not building enough heat. After further inspection of the plastic impeller, once the pump recieved enough heat, approx 150 degrees, the impeller would spin on th...
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2004 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 6.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMSU45P64
We do not have this one fixed yet. The vehicle is still being driven until we can get it back in. Hopefully the issue progresses further to help identify it. At this point I am going to swap #5 injector with another cylinder to see if the issue changes. We... Trouble codes: P0272 (Cylinder 4 Contribution/Balance), P0275 (Cylinder 5 Contribution/Balance).
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty FX4 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTNF21555
Seemed to be a bad oil filter . Had a fairly new motor craft filter already on . Installed a new motor craft filter & all seems to be good so far . Thanks for all the responses.
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2007 Ford Mustang 4.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVFT80N47
Finally! Got the ecm to fail via light tap test. Replaced and reprogrammed via IDS with used and car runs great. Thanks for the help Trouble codes: P061B, P1336 (Cam/Crank correlation).
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2007 Mazda CX-7 Touring 2.3L Mechanical VIN: JM3ER29337
yes this one's done.the chain took care of the noise.just a note; i measured the tensioner before disassembly and it was out about an inch.with the new chain,tensioner and guides and the tensioner was out 1/2 inch and no droop in the chain between gears.thanx ...
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2008 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L Clutch VIN: 4T1BE46K58
"Got 'er done." Did it without pulling the whole powertrain like ya'll said. It looked like it could be done this way, but just needed some reassurance from someone that had done it this way. Thanks for all your replies...Greg
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2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS TDI 1.9L Power Loss VIN: 3VWCR31CX5
Wow. I had a real stinker here. The car ran good, until it warmed up a little and then went into low power mode, if you cut the key off the normal power returned for a while.The troubleshooting service told me to monitor a certain color wire on the n75 boost p... Trouble codes: P0299.
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta S 2.5L ABS Module VIN: 3VWJZ71K29
Thank you to all that replied, especially Murkesh of India, it was really a no brainer. got the long coding out of the old unit, programmed into the new unit, performed the basic settings needed and all is good!
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1SZ58D11
I apologize for taking so long to post the fix to this request. The problem with this vehicle ended up being a faulty mass airflow sensor. I scoped the sensor and found that often times the voltage would be quite erratic with no real change in throttle posit... Trouble codes: P1238 (6806 Turbocharger control system flow fault), P0121 (904C Reconfiguration emission system or TP sensor 1 and 2).
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2010 Volvo XC60 T6 3.0L idle- accessory drive VIN: YV4992DZ6A
Thanks to all who replied- I also felt the decoupler pulley in the gear housing is the culprit for the noise- we will be examining it further and probably replacing it when the customer returns. As far as the fog lite I suspected this is normal for only the dr...
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