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2003 Chevrolet Express 2500 6.0L Ignition, neutral safety, VIN: 1GBGG29U13
customer complaint had to cycle key off to start 4-5 times before engine would crank. scan vehicle no codes in history or current. After watching data for ign position found once key was in on position for more then 3-5 seconds line under P on indicator would ...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14T94
Hello everyone, thank you for your help in advance. Vehicle initially came in with complaint of CEL on solid. Scan revealed FCs P0441 "incorrect purge flow", P0440 "evap system fault", P0446 "evap vent control fault". Performed evap system test, all passed exc... Trouble codes: P0651 (Sensor reference voltage B open. 5Volts ref 2 circuit)
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2007 Dodge Caliber R/T 2.4L Cmp Cks VIN: 1B3HE78K77
I'm trying to help a friend at another shop who doesn't have a lab scope but does have a Snap on Solus. The car came into his shop from a dealer that gave up on it with an intermittent no start issue and rough running condition when it does run. Scan tests sho...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L Entrance position VIN: WDBNG75J41
Vehicle came in with message on dash... "entrance position do not drive" customer had battery replaced and light came on after replacement. Using scan tool we inspected all modules for codes. Had one code c1504 and followed steps per diagnostics and relearn ...
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2008 Saturn Vue XE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GSCL33P08
The problem with this is the 12 volt feed at the vent solenoid. With connector disconnected at the vent solenoid koer 0nly 3 volts at r/w feed wire.i checked 15a fuse at under hood and have 12+ volts on both sides of fuse. The harness for the vent solenoid goe... Trouble codes: P0449 (Evap vent solenoid control circuit fault)
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2005 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BL68675
Hi all.This subaru has a intermittent problem.At times it will only idle and throws code p2138.We finally got it to happen for us and we recorded following data.sub accel.sensor 1.16v at idle-main accel.sensor1.04v at idle and both change when you push pedal t... Trouble codes: P2138
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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Mechanical VIN: WAUDG74F05
Thank you for all the replies! The final recommendation to the customer after looking at all of the help post and making and overall evaluation was to remove the heads for a valve job and hopefully we find the bottom end to be fine. This engine also had a lot ...
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2008 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L tiptronic VIN: WAUBF78E28
well, unfortunatly the customer declined repair. i told her i needed one hour diag to go further and she said no. sorry guys.
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2012 Audi A7 Quattro 3.0L Electronic VIN: WAUYGAFC7C
Thank you for the replies. The tech tried everything suggested with no luck, the customer ended up taking the car and was suppose to return, but I believe he lost faith and went to the dealer, he is not returning my calls (a bad indicator)
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2002 BMW 525i 2.5L Cel VIN: WBADT43412
Thanks for all helpful replies! It's got a leak at intake manifold bank 2,because intake gaskets were skip in.While do the smoke test it even seal it under pressure,but when engine is running it sucks in the wrong air. Spray a lot of brake cleaner around will ...
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2006 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L heater pipes VIN: 1C3EL46X86
It's hard to believe I'm the first one to replace these lines without pulling the engine or dropping the subframe... I received a few replies, but their solution was for a V6 engine, not the 4 cylinder equipped car I'm working on. Here's what worked for ...
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2007 Chrysler 300 2.7L Battery light VIN: 2C3KA43R07
Hated to do this, but sent it to the dealer. Customer contacted me yesterday saying they upgraded the computer, replaced the computer, replaced the cluster, replaced 2 other modules, light is still on and they are contacting Dodge. I don't feel so bad now. I g...
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2002 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L Motor Mounts VIN: 1B3ES26C52
thank you all for the many replies and helpful constructive direction on how to remove this engine mount. yes it was challenging but we won, many of you stated; remove both torque mounts, front engine plate, thru bolt and we unbolted the trans mount, placed a ...
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1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15X1X
After doing the lower intake manifold gasket, along with every thing else the boss decided we had invested enough time and money in this. Returned the vehicle to the customer and two days later we were informed by him that the vehicle was running GREAT ! ??? I... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Bank 2).
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2001 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L Cruise control VIN: 1FMNU43S31
Thanks to those that responded. The one thing I didn't state I checked was that the cable was attached at both ends, so thanks for that suggestion. I replaced the servo yesterday and it works just fine now. So yes, a servo can "test" just fine, but not work...
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2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.7L No Start VIN: 1FT8W3DT3B
Thank you to all that responded. I replaced all 8 injectors and flushed system. Truck started up and ran good for about 20 miles and died setting code P0093-large fuel leak.After sitting a few minutes started back up and made it back to shop. Customer didnt wa... Trouble codes: P2291 (ICP pressure low while cranking).
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2007 Mercedes-Benz ML320 CDI 3.0L long crank VIN: 4JGBB22E97
Thanks to all that replied. We found out that the customer tried to drain the gas by jumping the low pressure fuel pump and openened several return hoses at the engine.Customer stated they drained 17 gallons this way.I am sure that the gas went trough all the ...
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1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L No Start VIN: JA3XD64BXN
Sorry it has taken so long. This is a customer who must purchase their own parts. It was the ECM. Thanks to all who replied. Trouble codes: 44 (Ign Coil/Power Transistor).
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2003 Subaru Outback 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S3BH67593
I would like to say thanks for the help on this car what I found was the EGR hanging open I removed it and it was stuck down not setting II cleaned it and it runs fine know so thanks for all the help
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBJ71K29
Thanks for validating my suspicions. Most of the replies I received agreed that the ABS module failing would cause these symptoms. I was reminded to verify power and ground for the ABS and the CAN system in general. Seth from NY said to check for shorted whe... Trouble codes: P1847, P1851, P1853, P1852, P1850, P1867.
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