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2009 BMW 335i xDrive 3.0L Lighting VIN: WBAPL33579
We can't seem to get rid of the bulb out indication in the instrument cluster. There is a bulletin for this indicator being on and even includes the codes of A8A8, A8A9 that we have but we did the full reprogram with no change. The instrument cluster reads 380...
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L engine VIN: 3G5DB03E62
This car will overheat according to the gauge. It doesn't boil over but the gauge will peg to hot and the engine will cut off. We have gone for over 2 weeks and nothing will happen and then all of a sudden it will happen. The customer leaves his work and withi...
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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L overheat VIN: 3C8FY68814
Hello, This PT has been overheating and the customer has been adding coolant. We have pressure tested it and bled the cooling system. Did a block test, bubbles were seen while doing multiple block tests but fluid remains blue. We have driven it and it has neve...
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1991 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L gauges VIN: 1B4GK54R2M
gauges on the dash quit working on the guy! started as work no work for abit! then work for a bit when cold soak! have it traced down to the bcm problem! was told it was big problem in the day! this van has the full gauge package! fuel, temp, oil pressure,volt...
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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Front Brakes VIN: 1B4GP44R02
Customer concern was low brake pedal. Inspected brakes, front pads only 10% left. Replaced pads and rotors. Still had low pedal, and only rear brakes holding. Did not have "Brake" light on. Using the Solus Scan Tool, we bled the brakes, had a perfect pedal, an...
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan EX 3.8L No Start VIN: 2D4GP74L63
Vehicle towed in-stalled-would not restart.Found no communication with PCM-diagnose bad PCM.Owner opted for PCM repair other than new-after receiving repaired PCM van acted funny-but started-roadtested several miles-ok.Abs,brake and the small red theft lamp ar...
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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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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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1999 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L Heater hose pipe VIN: 1FBSS31L8X
I need Help. This van has a intake heater pipe elbow is broken.It's on the right rear corner of the intake. The intake is all aluminum.I removed the intake & got all the old fitting out. I cant get the new one on without breaking it. any suggestions? how much ...
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2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L sliding door entry lights VIN: 2FMZA51493
This one has been stumping me for a few days now. Thanks in advance for everyone that helps make this site what it is. So the vehicle got towed in, i jumped it and drove it in. battery tested extremely weak, we put a new battery in it. So i checked the system ...
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2008 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6L power steering VIN: 1GKEV33748
Hello all & Happy Holidays! We have not had the pleasure of servicing a power steering pump on an Acadia or Traverse yet, Alldata shows 5.6 hours (WOW!). Has anyone changed one of these out without removing rear bank converter? Our fluid appears to have a lot ...
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2005 Honda Civic Value Package 1.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1HGEM22165
This is one for all you honda techs. Car came in as a no start but would start if you held the gas down. pulled the plugs and found them black and fuel soaked. Cleaned the plugs and the engine starts better however it is running very rich pouring black smoke w...
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2007 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 5FNYF18627
customer stated vehicle began running bad and stalled. towed in. started car, it idles a little rough when try to accelerate engine tries to stall and wont pick up. makes a throaty sucking sound.(sorry for description)let off pedal and engine idles but rpm is ...
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Blower Modes VIN: 1J4GW58N24
We replaced the 2 small blend doors and recirc doors due to breakage and actuators as a precaution. The heat and air conditioner and direction work fine, but the volume of air out of the ducts are very low. You can hear the blower going strong. I have a code 5...
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2005 Jeep Liberty Limited 2.8L No Start, Short glowplug cycle VIN: 1J4GL58545
Help all Jeep Techs! This is the only 2.8 Diesel I have worked on. Have worked on lots of others. Customer is concerned that the glowplugs don't cycle very long he owns several diesel vehicles. I didn't find any codes started yesterday +28 F glow plugs cycled ...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN64J05
Hello everyone, my first post on IATN. 2005 mercedes c320 coupe. Car came in with MIL lamp on. Found codes P0172 and P0175. Smoked for vacuum leaks and fixed leak at intake from brake boost hose. Same codes after repair the leak. Car runs rich on both banks. S... Trouble codes: P0172 (p0175-), P0175
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2007 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF33527
MINI experts- help!!!. Car came in with check engine light on. Had p0015, p0014, p0017 codes stored. Cleared codes. On road test code p0014 would come on after long deceleration. On test drive I was watching valve gear data which all seemed to be working as su... Trouble codes: P0015 (B camshaft position- timing over retarded), P0014 (B camshaft position over advanced), P0017 (Crankshaft position- camshaft correlation)
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2000 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L fuel gauge.alt. light, temp gauge,security light VIN: 1GHDT13W0Y
Hello, this vehicle came in originally because of a stalling problem.We traced that problem down to a badly corroded fuse block and wire connector in bottom of fuse block.Replaced fuse block and fixed wires. Runs fine now, but the fuel gauge stays on E, the al...
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2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE2 2.2L starting VIN: 1G2NF52F43
intermitent no start condition scan test values all good tgnition & rpm signals good fuel pressure good but system bieeds dowm crimp off feed and return lines separately still bleeds down slowly crimp feed^return at same time to check injectors still bleeds do...
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1997 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Powertrain VIN: 2T1BB02E8V
My customer came in complaining of an exhaust noise. After taking a ride with the customer, I found that the issue is actually a engine mount type vibration that's transferring a lot of noise into the body. All of the mounts look fine, they all have a small nu...
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2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Headlites VIN: JTEHH20V41
Hello all, a good friends son has this problem and i am ill right now and cant help them.the vehicle has no high or low beams the only thing that works is the flash to pass feature when you pull the wand back the high beams flash. Anyone had this on a toyota ...
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Oil Pressure VIN: 4T1BE32K42
Taking a chance someone is on line on a friday night. Vehicle had oil pressure light blinking and on steady at various times. I installed a gauge to confirm poor pressure. Dropped pan and removed pickup and cleaned. To add oomph to a repair that may or may not...
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2005 Volvo XC90 V8 4.4L Abs Module VIN: YV1CZ85235
Thanks in advance for any help. This has a permanant fault in ABS module of c003 a01 for r/rear w/s sensor general electrical fault - Sensor ohms ok - fault returns imediately after start up. Local volvo dealer wanted to replace the module to the tune of $1500...
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2007 BMW 335i 3.0L Headlight VIN: WBAWB73547
Ok, this vehicle is fixed and out the door. I received conficting responses to my question. Steven from New Jersey said that "if you plug it in it must be programmed to the vehicle to work". Vladimir from Bulgaria said "the light might work but adaptive light ...
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1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4HP52L9R
WELL THANX TO EVERYBODY WHO REPLIED , ONCE AGAIN LOTS OF GOOD INFO. AFTER TAKING THE HARNESS OFF THE FRONT OF THE ENGINE TO CAREFULLY INSPECT ALL WIRING FROM THE CRANK, CAM SENSORS, IGNITION MODULE, AND COMPUTER. NO PROBLEMS FOUND ANYWHERE. REPLACED CAM AND CR... Trouble codes: P0341 (Cam crank corolation), P1361 (Ignition not tggling).
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2007 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L Evap VIN: 2A8GP64L97
Thanks for the four replies - all focused on the NVLD valve, which ultimately was the problem. Thomas was kind enough to include a link to a forum post discussing the shortcomings in the P0441 diagnostic routine: =...
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2008 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 4.0L windows, roof, dash, etc VIN: 2A8HR64X28
I'm really getting tired of learning experiences but this was definitely one for me. I don't have a lot of experience with CAN but am beginning to understand it better now. I had to hire an interpreter to decipher your posts. Most were way over my head (my ...
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2009 Chrysler Aspen Limited 4.7L engine VIN: 1A8HX58P09
thanks everyone for your time and thought appriciated since I had to disconnect battery had to relearn throttle body. everything was fine. thanks again.
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2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HF16Z9Y
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE REPLIES, AND GOOD ONES AT THAT BUT AFTER TROUBLESHOOTING AND REPLACING NECESSARY PARTS WE DECIDED THAT IT HAD TO BE VALVETRAIN... REMOVED THE HEADS AND SENT THEM TO THE MACHINE SHOP. BOTH HEADS HAD MULTIPLE CRACKS ONE BEING DOWN CYLINDER ... 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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2001 Dodge Durango R/T 5.9L 1-2 shift late VIN: 1B4HS28Z81
Thank you very much the truck is fixed and shifts great as most replies suggested it was the pressure regulator and sensor replaced both, the shift indicator had nothing to do with it again thanks for your help.
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2013 Dodge Dart Rallye 1.4L Clutch VIN: 1C3CDFBH7D
Good morning The dealership has ordered a new clutch for this car, my son is not sure what parts this entails is it pressure plate and disc or is it the master cylinder and slave, all parts are on back order. I will update this when the repairs are done.
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2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FT7W3BT5B
I did not actually fix this myself. we sent it to the dealer and they looked at it and replaced one of the exhaust temp sensors. And that fixed it. So my scan tool must have been showing false temp readings. would have been real easy to fix with the right info... Trouble codes: P200E, P200C.
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2002 GMC Savana 3500 8.1L Brake shoes VIN: 1GTHG39GX2
Thanks for all the replies, am witing for owner to return van back to shop to continue diagnosis. A lot of good information was sent to me by various members. The park brake linkage is unhooked so no way park brake is causing problem. Switched drums sise to si...
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2003 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JHLRD78403
Thanks to all the replies. Ended up finding wires to the fuel tank pressure sensor shorting to ground causing the pcm to shut down, wires were right back at fuel tank, repaired wires and all is good.
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2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Misfire VIN: KMHWF25S22
Thanks everyone for your help. When idling the the lab scope showed a good wave form but with engine under a load the wave form went crazy. We replaced the crank position sensor and engine runs fine now.
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2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L No Start VIN: JNRDR07Y31
So this one is not fixed yet! Thanks to Timothy from Wisconsin I rechecked the IAC valve and sure enough it was shorted. That's where things got complicated. I then found the PCM burnt up internally, apparently a common problem with Infiniti's when IAC shorts....
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1992 Lexus ES300 3.0L a/c VIN: JT8VK13T4N
thanks to all that wrote in .I talked to the coustomer about the repairs and the cost to do the job . I also told him to take it to the local technical collage they have a class in the spring of the year for r12 we called and set the appointment. the instructo...
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2004 Lexus GX470 4.7L Air Bag Sensor Assembly VIN: JTJBT20X94
THANKS FOR THE INPUT FROM ALL- THE FACTORY PROCEDURE IS MISLEADING- THE WIRING TEST NEED ONLY BE DONE AT THE CONTROL UNIT. CUSTOMER HAS OPTED TO WAIT FOR A WHILE BEFORE RETURNING FOR DIAGNOSIS SO I WILL UPDATE IF POSSIBLE. GREG
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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4A3AX55F8W
First I would like to thank everyone for their response. As it turns out I was chasing several problems. One being the timing off a few teeth. In checking other things I found that 2 injectors had been replaced (#1 and #2) the same cylinders that were missing ...
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1997 Oldsmobile Achieva SL 2.4L No Start
Thanks for everyones help on this one, unfortunately after replacing the IPC with a GM factory rebuilt cluster the problem still persisted. I disconnected all modules but the pcm and ipc and still had the same issue of when trying to communicate with the EBCM ... Trouble codes: B1028 (Crank [...] security signal fault), C1275 (Loss of communication between EBCM and IPC/PCM).
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWSP61J63
The Diesel pump was one tooth off, clear memory , drove the car for 40 miles & no light or code came back on.all good
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L Misfire VIN: WVWMD63B84
thankyou everyone for the replies vehicle has been gone now for almost 2 weeks no problems? when it comes back and it will i will keep searching for the culprit. Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0300.
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