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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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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L oil and cool
hello the problem I am having is there is oil in coolant reservoir and coolant in the oil trying to determine if its a blown head gasket or a defective oil cooler
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1994 BMW 325i 2.5L Door window drop VIN: WBABJ5329R
To whom may help. My memory is not as good as it use to be. I have this convertable and when you open the door the window is suppose to drop 1/2 inch or so. It is not working on this car. I have another 1996 conv. and when you open the door on either side the ...
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2004 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Iinterior Lighting VIN: 1G4HR54K94
I Have a 2004 Buick Lesabre and the interior front door lights and map lights will not shut off while driving,rear door lights do not come on and it takes 10 minutes for them to shut off after I leave the car. I checked the door sensors with a snap on scanner ...
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2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L starter VIN: 1G6DM57N53
This car came in a little over a year ago with a no start at times. It had been "all over town" with multiple things done to it to fix the problem. When I got it, it would crank, no start, had crank sensor code. Replaced sensor and car would start normally. A ...
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Starter Circuit VIN: 1GCEK19T3X
Looking for wiring diagram to better diagnose where problem occured.
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GCGK24U5Y
First balance test, 4 injectors failed, no sound and no pressure drop. Bench test, all worked well and clean pattern. second balance test, no injectors passed, Third balance test, all injectors passed with pressure drops from 51 to 39psi. Seems to have interm...
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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.8L power steering VIN: 1GCNKPEA4B
Truck has a real bad vibration noise and feel when turning steering wheel. p/s has plenty of power assist. You can feel the p/s cooler lines jumping wildly and hear the noise but not so much at the pump or gearbox/rack. Very noisy but has plenty of power assis...
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1999 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Stall, Monitors reset VIN: 2C3HC56G6X
Dont know where to start on this one. Car wont pass emissions. Monitors reset everytime the car is shut off. Also if you go straight from the off position to the start position car will start then stall. But if you turn ignition switch on for a second or two a...
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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C8FYB8B75
Car runs constantly rich at cruising speeds from idle on. At idle the O2 sensor seems to switch normally. At cruising speeds it flatlines at 0.85-0.97. It leans out under acceleration (0.06-0.10). This scenario is the same always. There are no vac leaks to fin... Trouble codes: P0133, P0137
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2008 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 4.0L windows, roof, dash, etc VIN: 2A8HR64X28
I purchased this vehicle at auction and when it arrived at my shop, the dash,windows,radio, roof, and more were inop. Rear blower works as do rear vent windows. It's like the accessory portion of the ignition switch is not working. The car runs and drives fine...
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2000 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.9L tcc/overdrive VIN: 1B7HG2AZ3Y
customer brought in for the O/D not working properly..Fluid level and condition look good...has run amsoil most of its life...test drove and there is a code that comes back after driving..P1740/TCC or O/D solenoid performance..After driving 15-20 miles truck O...
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2003 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES56CX3
I've never had this much trouble diagnosing a drivability problem! This car was towed in, customer said the catalytic converter had been glowing red hot and the vehicle running poorly. Sure enough, barely idles and barely limps into shop. Many codes, I look at... Trouble codes: P0522, P0528, P0499, P0302, P0300, P0441
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2004 Dodge Stratus R/T 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 4B3AG52H54
Here we go this car has been around here for 4 months and its time it goes. Here is how the story begins...Customer drove car to dad house drove fine is my understanding shut car off and went inside. came out to get something and windows were down but car was ...
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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.9L Gauges VIN: 3D7KS28C86
Hi every body this truck came to my shop with a no start problem,so figured out the ecm faulty,orderd and replaced the ecm and the truck fired right away witha few problems. Abs,service engine and brake lights on alarm system was active and horn was making its...
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2008 Dodge Avenger R/T 3.5L heater VIN: 1B3LC76M78
heater works normally but the passenger side vents and defrost are cold.when you turn the heat down both sides get cold.If the heat is turned up the drivers side is nice and hot while the passenger side only gets a little warm.
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2011 Dodge Journey lux 3.6L trailer towing etc
The harness package installs straightforward...but system does not work. All 3 relays have both power feeds, and out wires to 4 pin flat connector are algood continuity wise. Problem is BCM is outputing control signal to the relay on all 3 circuits (stop/turn ...
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1996 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1FTCR14X8T
Ok need help from all the trans guys out there.I got this 96 ranger came in with the complaint of erratic upshift and downshift when shifting to 2nd.Test drive and monitor actual gear command and shift solenoid command when problem occurs didn't notice anythin...
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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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1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15XXX
Thanks in advance for the help. Stumped by this one, originally came in running poorly intermittently,scan and no codes,check datastream and noticed the fuel trims were at 0 ltft&stft no matter what I did to lean or richen them.Sent ecm for testing and it fail... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam sensor circuit)
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTSX21525
Hello all, having my first experience with the infamous 5.4 setting cam timin/phaser codes. This a friends truck that he needs back desperately. Snow storm on the way and he uses it to plow with. Anyhow, truck has been running fine. 2 Days ago calls me, truck ...
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2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Surge, Delayed upshift VIN: 1FTSS34P36
I fix almost one Ford 6.0 diesel a week, and this van has me stumped. Surges most of the time at part throttle and lacks power. Upshift is frequently delayed part throttle. No codes to speak of. Passes turbocharger test and EGR test on my Ford IDS. Power balan...
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2008 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Hub VIN: 1FTRX14W58
This F-150 is a base model with mechanical 4WD shifter on floor. It has a ratcheting sound in the left front wheel hub that begins when truck moves increasing with wheel speed. It goes away when put into 4WD but 4WD does not engage, yet indicator comes on. I'm...
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1997 GMC Sonoma SLE 4.3L Engine VIN: 1GTDT19W8V
The customer came in and said his engine is knocking. I went out and listened to it and he was right. It sounded like a broken flywheel to me, and when the truck is put in gear the noise goes away. I left for vacation before this job got started, and my helper...
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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 Infiniti G35 Sport 3.5L trunk switch VIN: JNKBV61E68
Thanks in advance to everyone. We had a vehicle come in after a rear end collision. Battery had to be disconnected in order to perform repairs. After vehicle was repaired customer came back stating two problems that were not there prior to repairs. The first o...
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2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L Airbag VIN: JTJHF10UX2
Car came in with a b0133 code have all data trouble tree but the 2 write ups on IATn say it may be wrong !! Looking for any help thank you
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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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2006 Mercedes-Benz R500 5.0L Power Steering Pump VIN: 4JGCB75E06
This vehicle came in with the power steering pump making noise so we replaced power steering pump and flushed system.the pump still made noise so we replaced power steering pump and flushed system a second time. No better. It seems that the pump is making air ...
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1997 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, A/C Inop at idle
Hey Guys, in advance, I would like to thank you for your help. I know this is kind of bothersome but I don't have this vehicle in front of me and can only get a chance to look at it for about 3 hours a week. (It's my friend's car and our schedules don't mix ve...
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2003 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L transmission - Transfer case VIN: JTEHT05J93
Vehicle towed to shop , possible trans - transfer case problems , will roll in park; engine on and in drive with or w/out 4x4 , Hi or Low transfer case nothing will move vehicle, just grinding. Put trans in neutral grinding stops. drain t-case and no metal , r...
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2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Interior VIN: 5TBDT44165
I got a standard complaint of a dead battery after a few days of sitting. I ran a parasitic drain test - just let it sit overnight to let everything settle out. Still at 0.270 amps in the morning. I started pulling fuses and found that when I pulled the dome l...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWSP61J63
Car came in in with check engine light is on, found code p0672 Glow Plug Cylinder#2 Circuit, We sold the customer new set of glow plugs & new timing belt & water pump, clear codes test drove the car it runs great, next day customer came back with 2 codes P0672...
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2007 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L power door locks VIN: 3VWRW31C27
I am looking at this for a friend, but I don't usually do european cars as they are about .05% of the local cars, so I don't have european scanner software other than generic. It has a power lock problem. All locks work as designed from any input EXCEPT drive...
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2003 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L aux vacuum pump VIN: YV1TS92D03
Brake booster vacuum pump continues to cycle for 15 minutes after engine shut off. Alldata has no info online diagnosing this system and the library said volvotechinfo site was down. Brake assist seems to act normally while running but the pedal is hard, in...
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1997 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBB88D9V
Customer decided he did not want to spend money on problem, so we left it at that. A quick look at system, and we suspect cluster, but could no confirm. Want to thank all who took time to help! Trouble codes: P0501.
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2004 BMW 745i 4.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGL63544
the first thing we did was put an ivm module because we ran into same problem before so we decided to put another ivm module in from dealer and another cam sensor and it fix the problem.we believe we got bad ivm module or cam sensor thank you for your help.
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2006 Cadillac XLR 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6YV36A76
This Cadillac is fixed. It's been gone a few days now and so far no light! All the replies I received were very good, I tried a lot of them before I posted on iatn but I also received some I didn't think of or just over looked. I actually ended up talking to a... Trouble codes: P1101, P0068, P0101.
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L fuel spark VIN: 1GCHK29U83
thanks to all that sent me help.this 1 is on me found 2 bent termanals in the main plug right under the column.i bent them plugging it back in all is well for now.thanks again jim
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L power windows VIN: 1GCHK23607
THANK YOU for all the advice The fix was right on from day one. Every one of you that helped were right and my confidence is restored. The "dealer" replaced the switch again with the same result,then contacted their tech help and found they did not have the ab...
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2005 Dodge Durango Limited 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1D8HB58D15
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP, PROBLEM ENDED UP BEING THE NEW APP SENSOR WAS PULLING THE 5 VOLT REF TO GROUND PUT A SECOND DEALER APP SENSOR IN IT EVERY THING WORKS GREAT
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2008 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0L Windows VIN: 1B3HB28BX8
OK FINALLY GOT THIS CALIBER FIXXED THE PROBLEM WAS RESOLVED BY INSTALLING A NEW MASTER WINDOW SWITCH ASSY.WE ARE USED TO WEIRD PROBLEM HERE AS SIMPLE AS THE SOLUTION WAS I NEEDED SOME MORE INFO THAN WHAT I HAD ACSSES TO.WE CALLED OUTSIDE HELP ON THIS ONE. AM U...
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2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L driverside rear door power lock/latch assembly VIN: JHLRE38768
This one is fixed but there is no magic bullet fix. You have to carefully remove the door panel so as not to break it. Then use a chisel or drill or whatever to cut up the latch assembly until it falls apart and the door pops open.After that replacement is eas...
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2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L fans
First of all I would like to thank every one who took the time to help and respond to my problem child here .It really shows that you guys know those Lexus quite well .I double checked everything that I did before and like I said it seemed that every time I hi...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK49F81
I called a so called specialist to come over and have a crack at it, He pulled his hair out and left without charging me. He kept saying everything is working perfect and there is no reason for the code. I have returned car to customer and they will drive it f... Trouble codes: P0101, P0103.
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2002 Mercedes-Benz CL600 5.8L Starting VIN: WDBPJ78J42
to all the tech thanks for your help i replaced the module for the suspension
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2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L forward VIN: 1ZWFT61L1Y
Thanks for the help guys. I put some Trans-X in it and it seemed to help. I told him a rebuild is in the future.
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2002 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GMDU03E52
thanks all, replaced the rear crank/cam sensor and the miss went away,funny how it labscoped fine and was still no good! still won't go over 3k rpm but cust will live with it. again, thanks to all who replied
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1982 Volkswagen Vanagon Campmobile 2.0L Head Sensor VIN: WV2ZA025XC
Thanks for all the replies - head sensor was well within spec`s. thermo time switch is working properly & aux air valve opens & closes properly. what I did find was the aux air valve elbow cracked, under side of main intake bellows cracked & intake runner hose...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3VWSK69M05
THANKS EVERY ON FOR YOUR REPLIES SORRY I HAD A LOT GOING AT SHOP AND DID NOT RESPOND SOONER DID FIX THE PROBLEM WITH NEW MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR ACTUALLY IT HAD THE WRONG PART NUMBER.THANKS VERY MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIME TO HELP BEST REGARDS JULIAN
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2006 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWFV71K86
thank you guys for the help i would check the o2 sensor and the valve cover when the customer bring the car back .they had to use the car thank you guys again
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2006 Volvo S40 T5 2.5L first and second gear VIN: YV1MH68256
Thank you to all who replied. I am certain it needs a transmission. the owner decided she wanted to take it to the dealership. I think she will get the same answer from them but, I appreciate all the responses I got.
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