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2005 Cadillac SRX 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GYEE63A95
im trying to figure out the conecter and maybe the next plug , i dont have any manuals on this one the iat is built into the mass air flow , only four wires at the conector , i dont know what wire is for what , i asume one should have 5 volts and one should be... Trouble codes: P0113, P0111
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C4GP74L91
Vehicle came in for MIL on. (code P0172 set) Replaced faulty EGR. Thought all was well. Customer said the light came on again a week later. Found code P0420 set. Checked pre and post cat o2 signals and found post signal pretty well following the the pre cat si... Trouble codes: P0172, P0420 (catalytic converter efficency)
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1995 Dodge Viper 8.0L long crank after sit VIN: 1B3BR65EXS
Customer complaint was a long crank in am and intermittent times.We tested the fuel pressure 53 psi koeo and 51 driving.It runs great.The fuel pump sounded very moany but pressure was ok.The fuel pressure would drop as soon as the fuel pump relay shut off.This...
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2007 Dodge Ram 3500 ST 6.7L Starting VIN: 3D6WG46A87
Happy new year techs, thanks for reading! I have a dodge that died going down the road and what appears to be a no communication issue from the ecm. ive tried two different snap on scan tools and when viewing ecm data I get "no data available for this selectio...
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2008 Dodge Magnum SE 2.7L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D8FV47TX8
Vehicle intermittently stalls at cruise or accell. Only code is PO884 for trans loss of power due to stall. Trouble codes: P0884
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1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTDR15X5V
Alright guy, everything about this is acting like a vacuum leak, running poorly at idle, smooths out off idle. my issue is that nothing is showing this (which of what I have read is common with this failure anyway), but my adaptives short and [...] term are stu... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2007 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L engine vibration VIN: 1FTRX12W57
I have this F150 truck that has a engine vibration at around 600-750 rpm , idle or in gear , anything above that speed its fine . the whole truck shakes , vibrates. We did transmission rebuilt on this truck ,i have replaced the torque converter 2 times , repla...
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2007 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L LF Wheel Speed Sensor VIN: 1FMEU74E27
Good Afternoon All! I'm hoping someone can steer me out of my temporary brain deadedness. Does anyone have any successful way of scoping the output of a wheel speed sensor on one of these animals. As seen in related history, I have codes pertaining to LF speed...
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2007 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Lt Trailer Circuit VIN: 1FTWW31P27
As stated above the lt turn/brake at the trailer plug is inop. I ckd the signals at the plug for both lt & rt and only the rt works. I went to the relays in the lt rear engine area and swapped relays to see if that did it but no luck. I pulled the relays to ck...
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1999 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L brake pedal VIN: 1GKDT13W3X
Greetings from Seattle! (Go Hawks!) The brake pedal on this Jimmy intermittently goes to the floor when coming to a slow stop, especially when turning. We have changed the master with two NEW units, flushed the brake system several times, disconnected front tw...
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2011 Jaguar XJ L 5.0L pads
hello techs, i have to do front brake,and rear brake pads & rotors on this jag,i checked and cant find any procedures,i was hoping some body had done one before, maybe just basic brake job? but i think it has electric parking brake..thanks
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2005 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Lighting VIN: KNDJC73305
thanks for the help up front this kia at times will not have any parking or dash light at times they are working now any ideas does not have daytime running lightd thanks
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2006 Land Rover LR3 4.0L starter VIN: SALAD24496
This vehicle don't turn over almost like the theft system is active when you turn on the ignition all lights on dash is on hazard blinks as well as park brake light and the all terrain light the special function message is displayed and there is no communicati...
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2001 Lexus GS300 3.0L Heater VIN: JT8BD69S61
Replace heater blend door motor on passenger side due to no heat. i have heat on both sides but you have to crank the passenger side up to 85 to get heat. the drive side functions normal. Do you need to rest the heat blend doors on this car after replacing the...
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2006 Lincoln Zephyr 3.0L electrical VIN: 3LNHM26136
Customer complaint vehicle will go dead about every 15 hours if it is not started. Check for battery drain found about a 370mA drain. Pulled all fuses from the BJB and the SJB drain does not change. Removed wire from battery to BJB and drain dropped about 40mA...
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2007 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Heater VIN: JM1BK34327
Thank you in advance for any advice. The car comes in 8-13 with a coolant leak, and 87k miles. We replaced the water pump and t-stat new coolant all is ok, we ship the car with no issues. Now in November at 90k miles the customer comes in complaining of no hea...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF40J63
Multiple codes in system, code for throttle body will not clear. Throttle body sent out to bba reman, reinstalled throttle body, still won't clear. Installed new throttle pedal with resistor, still won't clear. Resent throttle body to reman, came back from bba...
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L strut VIN: 1N4AL11D83
car came in for clunk in right front area. struts and tops were replaced a year ago using napa products. removed the shock assembly and disassembled and found nothing out of the ordinary. after reassembling, the stabilizer links were removed and then I drove t...
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2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5L Light VIN: 4S3BMBG6XA
Blinking brake light on like E brake is on, E brake is not on. We replaced rear brake pads w/OE because they were low. We made sure the fluid level is correct. We scanned and found no codes. I know the car is under warranty, but if I can help customer I would ...
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Steering wheel VIN: 4T1BE32K22
This vehicle came in with a strange complaint. The steering wheel does not lock and there is no warning chime when the headlights are on, key out and door open. Now, AllData gives no information on the warning system for the headlights on and even less on the...
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2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4L balance shaft assbly
I have not been able to find an adequate description, graphic, of how the counter balance shaft timing is set up. When I received this vehicle there was an excessive amount of vibration going on. I removed the balance shaft assembly and ran the vehicle briefly...
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2003 Audi A4 1.8L abs VIN: WAULC68E43
Before I got any responses, I went ahead and replaced the brake light switch, to no avail, the code still would not clear. Kevin from Florida sent me this info: Trouble code 01435 may be set if there is low vacuum in the brake system or if the sensor is bad...
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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L poor performance VIN: WBAHD6320S
Diagnose oxygen sensor failures contributed to moisture in exhaust due to short driving trips. Recommend customer completely warm up car on each drive cycle. If there is any suggestions on how to eliminate moisture in the exhaust system let us know. Customer i... Trouble codes: 201 (Oxygen O2 Sensor), 13 (Oxygen O2 Sensor).
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1999 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L coolant in f VIN: 1C4GP54L7X
I want to thank all the techs who responded to my request for informtion. I have convinced the customer to replace the trans. Showed them a couple of your responses. Thanks to all Richard [...]
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2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMZU72E22
Done and running quietly but I had a brief sphincter tightening moment; on initial crank-over I heard the infamous weak cylinder skip during turnover and after start-up I had a dead miss in the exhaust. After a minute or so passed and several unrepeatable word...
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2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L heater VIN: 2FTRX18L43
Sorry for the late post.This vehicle unfortunately is not repaired.Replaced water pump,many of you stated that fins corrode off,this pump actually looked good.Reflushed heater core,even tried removing restrictor in hose but no better.Filled engine through heat...
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2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAHP0HA0A
I have been through everything on this vehicle short of disassembly of the cylinder head, but we have narrowed this down to a sticking valve in cylinder #1. As many have said this is what it sounded like to them. With the mileage on the vehicle, customer is ... Trouble codes: P0316 (Misfire in the first 1000 revolutions), P0301 (Misfire cylinder 1).
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2008 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6L Sas VIN: 1GKER23708
Thanks to all the members that replied to my help request. The customer is dragging his feet now and have caused me to hold off on closing this request. Many members gave me detailed data about this posted problem and I gave all of this information to the cus...
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1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L idle
I'm still working on this car, recently checked timing both mechanical and ignition and it tested out fine, ima replace the fuel filter as it has never been replaced in 5 years and the cat conv. As well . my car does not have an egr valve because its an ex mod...
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1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Surge VIN: 1HGCG1653W
Thanks for your help. The students changed the throttle body(complete with acutators and sensors) and installed a used unit which fixed the problem. Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle Control Circuit Failure).
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2007 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Unknown VIN: 5FNRL38737
After many responses I determined this is normal operation on this Honda.
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2008 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5L Surge VIN: 5FNRL38778
Unfortunately we were not able to fix this vehicle at this time. We tested every part of the VCM system and everything seemed to be operating as designed. We did find a flash that was supposed to change the points at which the VCM system activated to try and...
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2003 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L No Start VIN: KMHCG35C53
The fix on this vehicle was to install a known good PCM. The coil drivers in the other pcm's were inoperative. With this newest pcm, the car starts and runs. Thank you for the replies.
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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Surp Belt VIN: KM8SC73D84
Thanks for all the help Replaced belt with new gator back belt. All is well at this point
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2006 Mazda 6 i 2.3L trans malf. VIN: 1YVFP80C56
Well, the fix was a new used tranny. No damage was noticed to the t/c drives. I'm going on the assumption that the trans was on the edge of failing and flushing the fluid was the straw that broke this camels back. Luckily we had an understanding customer who n...
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2005 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L interior lights VIN: 4M2DU86KX5
The problem was a black in color wire from the A pillar to the drivers door. I'm 64 and semi-retired with no alldata. I used a friends alldata for a wiring diagram. All the problems were from the bad ground, which was hidden in the center of the harness that ...
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1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L code 5 VIN: WP0CA2995X
DOBLE CHECK POTENTIOMETER ,IS OK. THE ONLY THING IS I THINK IT NEEDS TO BE RELERNED ,SO IM MAKING APOINTMENT W/DEALER.I POST RESULTS
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2005 Scion tC 2.4L No heat from right side of dash VIN: JTKDE17755
Thanks for everyones input. I pressure flushed cooling system. This had some improvement to the overall output but the difference from left to right was still approx 35 degrees. Lots of chunks came out during the flush. Recommended to the customer that we need...
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Mechanical VIN: JT2BG12K5T
customer has not returned with vehicle will keep it update for youI will try to suggestions when he returns thank you
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2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TFBV54158
I replace the cat along with rear oxygen sensor due to thread stripping. Run the vehicle and both the cat and oxygen sensor set. Took for an emission and it pass. Thanks for everybody that helps. Trouble codes: P0420.
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2000 Volvo S40 1.9L Headlights VIN: YV1VS255XY
Thank you all for the replies. The general concensus was that the CEM is indeed plug and play. We got one from our Volvo wrecking yard and it did fix the headlight issue. We're happy, the customer's happy. Everything is comming up roses.
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2002 Volvo S60 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RS61R32
Thanks for the help. pulled fuses and waited for an hour. test drove and fuel trims are perfect. Tanks again. Trouble codes: P0171.
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2006 Volvo S80 2.5T 2.5L maf VIN: YV1TS59286
Followed everybodys suggestions and cleaned everything and got an oe maf, still never found any leaks in intake system. Car agin ran great after repairs. Customer has had car since Saturday and I'm now have applied the no news is good news assumption. Thanks...
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