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2006 Audi A3 2.0L cooling system VIN: WAUHF78P56
Car came in with check engine light. It runs great, no issues. But the code 008577-cooling system performance was found. Found some tests; check fan operation, temp gauge, leaks. All good. Anyone else have this problem or something similar?
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L compressor VIN: WBAGJ8328W
I am using an Autologic scanner, IHK has only an AUC code, KO (PWM) signal from IHK to DME is staying below 30 percent (29.88) this will reduce to less that 15 peercent when I turn IHK off. Service literature indicates that 45 percent or greater is necesarry f...
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1998 BMW 323is 2.5L emissions VIN: WBABF8325W
OBD monitors will not run, i have run every test known to man,car will not flag any pending and or falg any dtc's , data pids appear to be in threshold limits. car has been driven 6 to 8 drive cycle trips per BMW, eavp/secondary air/ 02's and cat will not run....
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2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L ride control VIN: 5UXFB53584
thank you for your help have a 2004 bmw x5 with air suspension problems first this car was in a accident and repaired by another garage now it came to us with this problem with have change both front sensors and connectors and the right front shock assembly h...
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2006 BMW 330i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAVB33506
Hello there and thanks for the help with this possessed demon. This BMW runs great EXCEPT, intermittently, while sitting at idle, it will let out a pronounced sputter, like a fishbite. You can see the tach dip down when it does it. The vehicle runs great oth...
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1996 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Low Pedal VIN: 1GNEK13R9T
My problem is a low brake pedal/spongy pedal after doing basic brake repairs. Truck came in with a good pedal. Upon inspection needed front pads and rear shoes. Machined rotors and drums and replace rear brake hardware. Never even opened a brake line. Now the ...
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1999 Chevrolet C3500 7.4L Misfire VIN: 1GBKC34J7X
I have this truck that is misfiring at idle. Using scan tool it show cylinders 1 and 6 mostly but misfires on all cylinders. I use alternate fuel samething, but when I had fuel in to the air cleaner it runs good and no more misfires. I did a injector balance a...
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2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3L Front Rotors VIN: 1GNFK13027
07 tahoe customer complains that the front brakes drag and get hot sometimes. We have driven the truck and checked temp of rotors. After a mile or 2 of city driving tested rotors were at a temp of 135f in front and 85f in rear. We raised it up and all wheels s...
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 5.3L Lake of power VIN: 3GCEK13337
Hi to all this chevy was parked for long time with customer at home without hood and engine,we have installed the new engine (used but for this baby is new) everything went fine starts good with no problem,when we road test lost the power, hooked up the scanne... Trouble codes: P3401 (CYLEDER 1 deactivate valve cicuit), P3425 (clynder 4 deactivation valve circuit), P3441 (clynder 6 deactivation solenoid circuit), P3449 (clynder 7 deactivation solenoid circuit)
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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 5.3L evap monitor VIN: 2GCEC13068
Hey guys Did evap leak repair on this truck and now Im trying to run an evap service bay test to comfirm that my leak repair is good. Im using my solus ultra 2012 update and I follow the steps that the scanner asked me to but when it trys to run the test it'll...
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2002 Chrysler Sebring GTC 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EL75R22
Vehicle came in with a stall issue, idles rough. Scanned PCM code p1391 stored in system. Cleared code. Code re-appears almost immediatly. Scoped CMP and CKP. CKP pattern does not match any of the known good patterns on IATN. On the crank signal pattern, one o... Trouble codes: P1391
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2004 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.5L Programming VIN: 2C3HD36M34
Having trouble with programming replacement "blank" PCM (reman from Chrysler). Our first time to do Chryslers, have done lots of Fords w/ no issues. Using Bosch (Cardaq Plus) J2534 device. Am on Tech Authority Website attempting to download the flash/programmi...
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2005 Chrysler 300 2.7L No Start VIN: 2C3JA43R55
hey guys I got one kicking my ass,i got a 05 Chrysler 300 that are used car dept gave to me to do a state inspection,i did the inspection and it needed brake pads,i fixed the brakes and also had the engine light on and had history codes for all 6 injectors,and...
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2006 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L heater pipes VIN: 1C3EL46X86
Anyone out there replace the metal heater pipes on one of these? Short of removing the engine, is there any 'easy' way to get these out to replace them? Do the engine mounts need to be removed?
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2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L No Start VIN: 1B7GG22X9Y
Got a headbanger here. Intermittently cranks and wont start. Can WOT and get it started. Then runs rough, like flooded, can smell fuel, then clears up and runs fine. Would not act up for me. Installed fuel psi gauge to fuel rail. Installed my slick homemade in...
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1D4GP24R25
this one has to be my wifes chariot, the horn had'nt worked in quite some time so I agreed to look at it while getting it ready for an Etest, mistake number 1, I diagnosed and replaced a faulty NVLD pump then I had a co-worker pressing on the horn padding of t...
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1995 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L chime VIN: 1FTCR10A9S
Need help on this one. Customer brought truck in with complaint of the chime staying on after the key was removed and dome light staying on. Found driver door ajar switch to be bad replaced. After repair the dome light works good But the chime goes of for 10-1...
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2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FMZU73E8Y
car was a tow in died on road ,checked spark and fuel had both, cranked strong checked compression to get indication of jumped timing chains 150- 175 all cylinders ,checkd for cam signal and injection pulse with snap on vantage none ,replaced and programmed ec...
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2007 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Low heat VIN: 2FAFP71W27
Temp stays normal.acceptial heat at idle but cools on road. Heater hoses hot.Flushed core 3 times .Replaced temp actuator,can here door move.Temp knob moves from warm to cool at idle but heat loss at highway speed.Good flow from pump & system clean.Suspect tem...
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1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Engine VIN: 1HGCG5647W
Thank you in advance. We have this Honda here that we recently replaced the timing belt as preventive maintenance. The customers states that since this service the engine "jerks" when starting. He also states the transmission jerks when shifting. I've noticed ...
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2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L immobilizer VIN: 2HGES25772
Need Help Please from all the Honda Guru's .Car came in on the hook, customer said car has been parked for half an hour tried to re start but it only cranks/no start. Had no previous work or symptoms prier to current repair. First thing I did notice the green ...
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2003 Honda Civic DX 1.7L cluster VIN: 2HGES15473
Hey Honda guys, heres one for ya. Cluster does not work. completely dead. car ran nice Found loose power wire at alternator and tightened it up then car would not start (fried PCM) installed new pcm and its alive now. The cluster is still dead. I have swapped ...
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2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L Mechanical VIN: SAJEA01U33
After diagnosing an intake manifold leak I discovered the gaskets were only available from the dealer, none of the local parts stores have a listing for them. The gaskets from Jaguar are the metal gaskets between the fuel rail and the heads. Removed the intake...
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2008 Jeep Compass Sport 2.4L hard to fuel VIN: 1J8FF47W48
Thanks to all, Customer says that this winter. That he has a hard time pumping fuel into his 2008 Jeep Compass. He has found out that it happens when it is below 0. Every time that he wants to bring it into the shop. It will take fuel. There are no codes in ...
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1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L crank sensor VIN: SALJY1240V
crank no start, code P0335 crank sensor code, found no fuel pressure and no spark, watched crank sensor output on scan tool saw no change at cranking, replaced crank sensor nothing changed.
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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L cam timing bank 2
problem is keeps setting code po021 cam timing, replaced intake cam and gear vanos unit new sealing rings on cam, used all special tools to set timing chain and gears set vanos with multi meter set sensor rings with special tool reassembled vehicle started veh...
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2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Misfire VIN: 1YVFP80C74
Ok guys...need some help on this one. Car came in with a misfire on cyl # 2 and 3. Car runs fine when firsat started, but after it warms up, it really starts to misfire. We tested the wire, and they came out good. It has new NGK spark plugs and an aftermarket... Trouble codes: P0300
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2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L drivability VIN: WDBRF40J05
Hey guys going through hell with this c230 started getting codes p0254 (continuous adjustment of exhaust camshaft) and p0010 (continuous adjustment of exhaust camshaft) ... Previous tech had replaced cam magnets problem persisted ... i decided to pull valve co...
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2006 Peugeot 307cc 2.0L Front windows
Hi guys need a bit of help with this 2006 Peugeot 307cc convertible, originally did a service on the vehicle and the customer asked me to look at the windows as the passenger window won't work. During the service the windows worked fine apart from the passenge...
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2006 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L instrument cluster VIN: 1G8AJ55F46
here we have a '06 ion when you start the car the gauges,warning lights and message display go crazy. I have replaced the ignition switch and reprogramed the pass lock but the cluster issue still remains. when trying to scan the cluster I have no comunications...
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2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L Light VIN: 5TDZA23C16
Immobilizer light started flashing (steady) whenever key removed from ignition. Was never on prior to yesterday. No codes . No other problems
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Engine VIN: WVWAK73C26
This car was towed in. It did still run but had thrown a rod through the side of the block. Customer request used engine be installed. I have been told these engines self destruct that is why used engines are expensive. (Two to three thousand!) Is there anythi...
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2005 Audi S4 4.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WAUPL68E95
This car is fixed. Don't always believe what the codes tell you. It turned out that both front cats were melted in the middle section of the matrix! The front and rear surfaces looked good. Scoped front O2's and that gave the hint. Very erratic readings. Cut t... Trouble codes: P0300, P0308, P0306, P0304.
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2007 BMW 328xi 3.0L valve cover VIN: WBAVC93547
i'd like to thank all you guys for taking the time to help me out. sorry for misidentifying. it is the n52k. eric from texas had it right it goes in the right rear corner. there are actually 2 bolts that are different one is bit larger and has a flange at th...
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2004 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L door locks VIN: 2C4GP44R84
hi guys thank all of you guys for your time i check door wiring on both doors i cit signal wire from the body control the locks still pop up and down so i change the body control no more problem so thank you guys again
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2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L 2020-001 VIN: WD0PD14475
To all and or anyone concerned on the fuel control fault trouble Code 2020-001 low rail pressure on am and or cold start. Vehicle would default until fuel temp got aboe 50 degrees F or there about. After extended testing and going crazyI finally traced the fa...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L fuel leak VIN: 1FTNX20FXX
due to the vagaries of business, I have gotten too busy to pull my own truck back into the bays, so I am closing this. I have had one of my techs looking at it, so maybe I need to crawl up there and look myself- I am leaning towards the fuel return line to the...
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1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L Monitors VIN: JNKCA21D2T
Could not get any of the three monitors to set regardless of driving traces I followed. Looking back at his past emission tests including rejects, it only passes with all monitors set in April. Vehicle has rejects all winter long during 2012 and 2010, so I'm ...
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2004 Infiniti QX56 5.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N3AA08C44
thanks everyone for thought code p1283 did not come back after replacing manifold and relearn according to procedure.check engine light for po300 intermittanly come back goes off.while driving very rear time feel miss not often.i have not pinpoint code po300 ... Trouble codes: P0300, P1283.
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1996 Isuzu NPR 3.9L Brake pedal VIN: JALC4B1K0T
I am going to call this one fixed. We had already tried to bleed and didn't notice any air. Had removed all tires to check everything. Did double check front wheel bearings as one member said, no problems there. As stated when pulling dash apart I found the el...
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2001 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1J4FF58S71
Thanks for all the help on this one. I ended up replacing the flex plate on this jeep to fix it. we dinged the old one instilling the engine. Thanks once more for taking your time to help. Todd Trouble codes: P0306, P0301, P0300.
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2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.0L Seat Heaters VIN: 1J8HR68M17
Hello everyone and thanks to those that sent messages of help. This one ended up being the seat heater module. This module is a little black module that mounts under the passenger front seat. It is a bit longer than a deck of cards but not as wide. I took ...
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2008 Jeep Patriot Sport 2.4L starter
Thanks to everyone who replied to my help request. No problems found with wiring or bad flywheel. Replaced starter under warranty.No other symptoms of starter engaging abnormaley from customer. Only time will tell if it was just a bad starter
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2004 Kia Optima LX 2.4L Stall VIN: KNAGD12604
replaced cam sensor with different brand cam sensor,this fixed all the problems,thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0340.
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1999 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4ZR17X6X
Replaced B2S1 O2 sensor. Fuel trims and injector pulse width is back to normal. Truck idles and runs good, and customer has had it for a day with no callback. Moral of this fix, if it's broke and related to the symptom, FIX IT. Trying to save the customer ... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 Misfire Detected), P0305 (Cylinder 5 Misfire Detected), P0306 (Cylinder 6 Misfire Detected), P0171 (System Too Lean B1), P0174 (System Too Lean B2), P0175 (System Too Rich B2).
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L lock cylinder VIN: WDBHA22EXS
Inside the black cover there is area that is machined down it needs to end up at about the 7 o clock position onto the lock housing where a metal tab is located/released when the key is in #1 position. I did purchase the special tool for turning the cover it d...
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1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZWFT61L6X
Thanks to all who replied, but it turns out we were put on the wrong trail from the very start. A stop on the back of the clutch pedal and a broken wire going to the clutch switch prevented this car from starting long before it got to us. Unfortunately the wor... Trouble codes: B1600 (PATS Ignition key transponder signal not received), B1213 (Anti Theft Programmed keys min).
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2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L Gauge lighting VIN: WMWRF33555
We sent the cluster out to BBA Reman. for testing, they returned the unit stating "no fault found" so we replaced the General Module, Coded and Assigned it to the vehicle. Still no night time illumination, after rechecking our wiring and feeds again we bit the...
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2007 Nissan Sentra SL 2.0L Engine VIN: 3N1AB61E47
FIXED!!! Glenn and Osvaldo both hit it on the head. There's a big, main motor mount on the right side strut tower that bolts to the front of the engine. It looked good, and the engine didn't rock back and forth at all. I didn't pursue it any farther. Afte...
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1986 Pontiac Fiero SE 2.8L cooling system VIN: 1G2PF3799G
thank you for all the help... we ended up putting in a temp sensor that switches at 195 and were able to keep the vehicle in control of the cooling system ... no more overheat and no more boiling over. still has problem with gauge in dash... but cust is [...] on...
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1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Monitors VIN: 4S3BG6857W
WOW...thanks for all the replies...almost all of you hit it on the head. We had installed a new aftermarket thermostat when we put in a water pump. I replaced it with a OEM Subaru thermostat and drove it 22 miles and all the monitors passed through. So the ...
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1997 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Mechanical VIN: 4TAWM72NXV
Thanks guy's for the help the engine came out with out a problem. I shutter to think I almost pulled that transmission out. Thanks again.
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2007 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4T1BE46K17
Most of y'all were right and I shoulda known better. We put a Toyota mount in the front, gave back the aftermarket Napa piece and it's fixed. As close as these are in price I don't know why we don't do this in the first place. Saves time for tech and customer....
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2009 Volkswagen Passat Komfort 2.0L timing VIN: WVWJK73C29
thanks for all the replies info was very help full. What I believe happened was the cam gears moved so the marks was useless. Owner has decided to wait on repairs because of the cost of the engine. Thanks to all that replied .
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