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2005 Buick Rainier CXL 4.2L Accessories VIN: 5GADS13S95
Vehicle came in with check engine light on but cannot communicate with computer fuse 13 for the cigar lighter works but the front AUX power outlet is dead no power. The schematic show the DLC is wired with the cigar fuse #13 20A which is good. Need help in fin...
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2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L 4wd VIN: 1GNDT13S96
Hello everyone,first I wanna thank ya'll for taking the time to help me.This truck is a 4wd,the customer stated he had to use the 4wd to pull a trailer.When he went to put it back In 2wd the 2wd light started flashing then went back into 4wd,so now it is stuck...
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1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Driver's Seat VIN: 1FALP62W3S
My Ex was borrowing my car, moved the seat way forward, and now it won't reverse. Every other function works except reverse. I have looked at the wiring diagram in Alldata and tried to manually jumper the wires but all I get is sparks. Thing is it will still g...
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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L speedometer
Hi all, I have this Contour in which the speedometer fluctuates and jumps all over. I realized this occurs when I turn on any electric load like the wipers or the lights or the blower motor etc. When I turn on the load the speedometer will act up to the pulse ...
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2004 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Starting VIN: 1FAFP38Z64
Hi all I have this Focus with a B1681 (transceiver signal not received). I have power to the PATS module, I also have power supply to and from the computer but no crank. I also have no security light when I turn the ignition on. Any and all help will be greatl...
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2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Radio VIN: 2HKYF18533
Radio was inoperative when the truck arrived. While moving the truck out of the bay, the radio mysteriously powered up. Probably a bad connection somewhere. I need a radio code so that I can help the customer out here. Unit is factory AM/FM radio with both Cas...
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2006 Kia Optima LX 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAGE123X6
Hello everyone and thanks for taking the time to look at this. Got a very strange one here. We got this vehicle at 133000 miles with a rod knock, very minor. Removed and rebuilt engine. Installed engine and everything was perfect. Vehicle ran great, no check e... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0301, P0303, P0304
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2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
I started working after my coworker change spark plugs and spark plug wires, I checked and showed two wires for each coil, but noticed that the injector pulse at 7.0 ms. and I wonder if computer can be at fault, do not have much information on land rovers and ... Trouble codes: P1591, P1000, P1000, P1000, P1000, P1000
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L trunk light VIN: WDBNG75J42
Car came in with a dead battery after it sat for 3 days. Charged battery and left overnight; battery self discharged to 11.6V. Replaced battery with AGM Interstate battery and checked charging system. Alternator output good no issues with charging system. Cond...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L theft deterent module VIN: 1G2WP52K81
This car will start right up and then will kill from the fuel being shut off.After I put the cyl. in I relearned it twice and I still get the sercurity light flashing.With 5 volts from the pcm I know it is ok and with 50hertz from back probe at pin 70 it has t...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L heat VIN: WVWRH63B52
Hi Everyone, If I had any hair left I would pull it. This thing is driving me nuts.It came inn with no heat at idle.After reading articles on IATN I sold a water/thermostat and tbelt joib cause of the many issues. After using an airlift to fill cooling system...
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2003 Volvo XC70 X/C 2.5L Steering VIN: YV1SZ59H03
Hi fellow tech’s, I really need some help on this one. I have a 2003 Volvo XC 70 that came in for Hard Steering, turning right or left at slow speeds is like the power steering does not work. Five months ago we replaced the lower A arms and ball joints, inner ...
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2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L dies VIN: 1GNDT13S08
I didn't mention the vehicle had been to the pep boys first. They said that the alt was overcharging and burned out the battery. Cust didn't have $ @ the time. The charge rate was high but within the limits GM lists under various circumstances so I wasn't co...
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2008 Dodge Avenger SE 2.4L No Start, runs with fuel VIN: 1B3LC46K78
I got back to this car on a warmer day. I put the Verus on it and checked for codes again, (The battery had died completely at one point so all previous codes had been cleared. I found codes for the fuel pump being disconnected in the engine and TIPM modules a...
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2007 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L heater VIN: 1FDWF37P27
Most of the replies received suggested we may have a partially restricted front heater core or there may be some type of restriction to the front heater core or lack of restriction to the rear heater core. We flushed the front core independent of the rest o...
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2005 Jeep Liberty Limited 2.8L No Start, Short glowplug cycle VIN: 1J4GL58545
Thanks for all the replies. The big kicker on this one was it started good even in cold temps 10deg F. After more testing did find that there was no output from glow plug control module. Also found that after glow plug light goes out glow plus continue t...
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1997 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L Shift and TCC Solenoids VIN: 1GHDT13W5V
This was a real problem as it was so intermittent. I tested and tested and because the problem never arose all of the test results were positive. Finally the customer was able to come in one night while the issue was happening and I was able to test drive it...
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1991 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L 4th gear VIN: 4S3BJ6320M
Gentlemen, I thank you for your posts. Vehicle is not 'fixed' as it takes a lengthy test drive for replication. Alex, Micheal, Hong and Calvin reminded me of the 'little things'. I never considered the TPS. I was focused on these speed sensor codes. Remember, ...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Central Convenience Module VIN: WVWND23B1Y
I am going to have to close this request without a fix. On the advice of those who replied I disconnected every circuit to the Convenience Module one at a time until only module power and ground were left. I still had the same current draw. When I removed powe...
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