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2007 Audi A4 2.0L transmission range sensor VIN: WAUAF78E97
Hey, we have an A4 that, when accelerating, lunges and feels as though it the transmission is slipping without the grinding or whiney noise. We have only one DTC for the transmission; 001798-transmission range sensor. And the ABS had 01119-gear recognition sig...
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2007 Cadillac Escalade 6.2L Unknown VIN: 1GYFK63827
GM techs, need some help please. Have 6L80 transmission setting code p2723 - clutch pressure control solenoid 5 stuck off. Cleared that code, then code p2714 set pressure control solenoid 4 stuck off. Cleared that code and then set code p0756 shift solenoid 2 ...
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1992 Chevrolet S10 4.3L shifting in to 1st VIN: 1GCCS14Z4N
I have the s10 in the shop that has seen better days.The problem is that its hard or damm near impossible to shift in to first gear while the truck is running.If you shut it off you can go through the gears no problem.Once you start the truck you need to SLAM ...
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1998 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L ABS Module VIN: 1GNEK13RXW
Hi; another mystery similar to 95 Buick LaSabre data link connector. Customer had ABS light on solid. Scanned for and found codes C0281, C0237, Co223 and C0 222, pulled rf wheel and wss. Ohmed sensor and found resistance was out of specs. Replaced wss with new...
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Hydro boost/master cylinder VIN: 1GCHK23U12
this truck has become a real headache for me, any help will be greatly appreciated. Truck originally came in a month ago, customer stated that the brakes seem to be locking on. As he was driving (at highway speeds) he gradually had to apply more and more throt...
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2005 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.5L pcm VIN: 1G1ZT52835
we tried the key programing by alldata , but it will not work . what do I need to do?
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 6.0L oil pressure VIN: 1GCEK19Y77
Truck was diagnosed with a burnt valve from another shop and was quoted a new engine. I got the job instead and found that the truck had only a bad lifter. The customer wanted a rebuilt engine installed due to the mileage and possible camshaft damage. I had th...
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2008 Chevrolet Express 2500 LS 6.0L low beam headlights VIN: 1GAGG25K08
This van will keep burning out the low beam headlights. It has the sealed beam lights. New bulbs will last from 2 weeks to 2 months. Any ideas what may be causing this? Thanks
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2011 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.8L Surge VIN: 1G1PC5SH0B
I have this car that only surges in drive with brakes applied you can put it in park or reverse and it wont surge but when you put it in drive and pump the brakes it does it every time has any one seen this before I was thinking a leaking brake booster but I r...
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2002 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.3L Pedal VIN: 2C4GP44342
This vehicle has been a constant visitor. Initially it came in with a fading pedal, leaking right rear caliper, and right front hose was split and ballooning. Replaced above, after about a week we had a low pedal complaint. We replaced the master cyl. as we ha...
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2000 Daewoo Lanos SX 1.6L No Start VIN: KLATC5269Y
Help Daewoo Techs! This lanos has had a VERY intermittent no start concern for over two years- sometimes months will go by without any issues. we have only duplicated the concern once for about 10 minutes- what we found was no noid light from injectors, no spa...
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1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L Ignition Switch VIN: 1B4HS28Z1X
It will start in nutral but not in park. The cable selector seems not to be fully engaging in the park position. Key will not release unless forced further into park. It is the same on both columns.
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Transmission? VIN: 3B7HC13Y01
This truck came in with an apparent Transmission problem described as Engine RPM's would go up and the Truck would loose power. When throttle was let off and reapplied the transmission would seem to reengage. The transmission was tore up really bad according t...
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2004 Dodge Durango SLT 5.7L Starter VIN: 1D4HB48D04
Ck starter relay found 12volts all the time 12volts in start but no voltage going to starter the PCM is not grounding relay where does PCM get it signal form please help
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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport 5.7L No Start VIN: 1D3HV18T29
Hello IATN folks! This ram was towed into us for a no start issue. When the truck was dropped off to us it fired up right away without any problems. The customer explained that while he was driving the engine light came on, he stopped the truck shut it off and... Trouble codes: P0562 (Battery voltage low), U0102 (Lost communication with transfer case control module/awd)
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2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA51411
This van is a new vehicle for us so we have little prior history on it except the customer stated the spark plugs have been replaced many times due to fouling. On initial scan p0171,p0174 fuel trim lean codes were present. short term and long term fuel trims m... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2007 Ford Five Hundred SEL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAHP24157
Runs very good, just idle affected. While cold it will idle up right, but feel a surge when placed in gear. Also feel gas pedal is not in sync with throttle body?
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2008 Ford E-250 5.4L none VIN: 1FTNE24L58
The parking brake light comes on at will, no ryme or reason.I have checked the parking brake switch and the master cylinder level switch.I can watch on my NGS sofware and it says parking brake switch active then not while just sitting still in park.I disconnec...
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2012 GMC Terrain SLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GKALMEK1C
Good morning, We have a strange one. I believe the vehicle is still in warranty? for this problem but the boss wanted it repaired here. The vehicle comes in with p0014 code. nothing found on alldata. Too new perhaps? Nothing found in fix database,we used 2011... Trouble codes: P0014
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2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Engine VIN: JHLRD18611
Vehicle came in for check engine light on. We diag & found misfires on all 4 cylinders Performed a valve adjustment valves were out of adjustment cleared codes & they came back but vehicle ran great no obvious miss . Ran leak down test found excessive leak dow...
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2008 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L compressor VIN: 5FNYF28288
This is a weird one.when the a/c is on while at stops you hear a moaning sound like a subwoofer reverberating.Thats the only way I can describe it.Now if you turn off a/c it stops or when it cycles it stops.But when it does this if you open or even crack the d...
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2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Oil Pressure VIN: 1J4GL48K83
Thank you in advance for any help on this matter. Vehicle came in with oil light problem. With a mechanical oil gauge pressure will hold at 40 psi and suddenly drop to 0 psi. It's not a gradual loss of pressure. After talking to engine techs we replace oil pum...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L Electronic VIN: WDBFA76F8V
I am replacing the RPM sensor board in the trans as well as the trans control module. Codes PO715 and PO720 This car has NO GLOVE BOX. How do you remove the trans control module? THNX
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1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Stall, MIL Lamp on
Hi all, This car is driving us crazy. The problem occurs maybe once a week or less. While driving the abs, bas, check engine lights come on and display defective will come on in the message center. The customer also states that the car stalls, although I have ...
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2008 Mercedes-Benz G500 5.0L Tail Light VIN: WDCYR49E68
This vehicle went to a car wash and had a detail done, inside , outside and under the hood. Owner states that after picking the car up, battery was dead the next day. They jumped the truck and got it started but discovered when they shut it off, the left tail ...
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Unknown VIN: WMWRC33493
This car came in with complaint that a/c blows warm air. Found low on freon,performed service,found high side going to high(over 300psi) do to defective aux fan. Replaced fan and the pressure is 30 low 150 high, but still poor cooling. I can't figure out how c...
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2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off-Road 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AR18W36
Car came in with ck engine light. Replaced Bank 1 upper Air fuel ratio sensor and bank 1 lower o2 sensor and a mass air flow sensor. smoke test intake and no leaks found. Code keeps coming back after 30 miles of driving. Any thoughts?? Will greatly appreciated... Trouble codes: P2A00
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1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, High idle when cold VIN: 1G2NE55M0S
This is my wife's car (thankfully). Her original complaint was that the idle would be very high on a cold morning and surge once warm, but not always. Without any further diagnosis, I assumed the IAC was faulty, so I replaced it with a Delphi part and reset th... Trouble codes: 86 (Internal ECM error), 87 (EEPROM error), 44 (Lean exhaust), 45 (Rich exhaust), 33 (Map circuit high), 34 (Map circuit low)
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2005 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L engine VIN: 1G2NW12E85
have a 3.4 that exhibits a stall upon start up when cold, and customer states vehicle surges at stop lights. so far i have not been able to confirm surging and have confirmed stall upon cold start. have replaced intake gaskets with no improvement on stalling. ...
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2005 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L MIL Lamp on, Multiple cyl misfire VIN: YS3FB49S25
Vehicle came in with cel on and lack of power. Found codes p0300, and p0325. Plugs were worn replaced plugs. Same problem. Checked scope patterns from all coil ionization circuits all coil patterns look identical. Fuel pressure is 40psi with engine running. Al... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple cyl. Misfire), P0325 (Knock sensor 1 circuit bank 1 or single sensor circuit malfunction), P1312 (Ionization signals implausible/ sooted spark plugs)
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2006 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, vibration at idle VIN: 4S3BL67696
We have a car that idles rough/has a vibration at idle. customer noticed it started a few weeks ago. We never get any codes with our subaru select monitor scan tool. ECM doesn't count any misfires. Have checked exhaust valve guides, compression, leakdown, sens...
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Air Bag VIN: 4T1BG28K9X
The customer had the vehicle turned off-parked. She opened the door to open the mechanical cable operated trunk latch(On floor). She says the air bag blew out the drivers seat. Knocking her glasses off. We scanned for codes. None present-even after the bag has...
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1999 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L all accessories VIN: 4T1BF28K6X
Customer states cannot turn car off.Turn off ign key,engine stops but accessories stay on(windows,a/c,radio,dash warning lights).All this stays on with ign switch unplugged.Removing the integrated power relay cuts of most accessories but a/c and dash warning l...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L from park to Drive VIN: 3VWRK69M43
this happens when only cold ...when u go from part to drive there is a delay in shift engagement... two ways I can make the engagement when cold 1-step on the gas then it engages 2-go back to neutral then drive again and it engages when car is warm no issues...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: WVWRL61J74
Hey guys have this vw with a crank and no start.story goes as car was jump started at customer house so they can put it on a flat bed.it goes to another shop where it sat for a hour they go to start and has dead battery.they charged it for an hour get in it to...
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2003 Volvo C70 2.4L radiator VIN: 1V1NC62D53
hello techs. i have to replace the radiator on this c70 my alldata does not have the remove and replace,also identifix does not have anything any body ever done one looks difficult.thanks..
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2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L turbo/induction VIN: YV1CZ79675
Hi all, I have a problem with a 2005 Volvo XC90 diesel turbo. The vehicle is very slow on acceleration. I scanned all vehicle systems, cleared all fault codes and after road testing was left with 1: #6805 Turbo control valve. After further diagnosis I found le...
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1994 BMW 318i 1.8L No Start VIN: WBABK5323R
Thanks for all the replies, the problem ended up being catalytic converter was stopped slam up. We dropped the exhaust, runs like a champ.
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2006 Cadillac CTS 2.8L Unknown VIN: 1G6DM57TX6
i replaced the pcm was made in hungary three pcm was replaced all from Hungary relearn all keys ok thank to all
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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L Unknown VIN: 1GNDT13S63
we finally got the truck to act up and will yhe problem was present we unplugged the brake light switch and the truck shut off.thanks too all that replied in leading me to a repair every day at work we learn something new.
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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LS 3.5L battery VIN: 1G1ZT64804
After looking on and off for a week or so, was using to pick up a part- the display on radio showed 'deck ajar', even though there was no indication of it.. pushed trunk down to hear the latch CLICK.. The rear hatch would not 'POP' when released. Adjusted stri...
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD LT 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBJC34647
Yes this is fixed!!! As some of you said the egr valve was stuck open I had it off before I got the replies but they help me know for sure that this was going to fix after putting the new valve in maf reading cold was in at 45gs and warm engine at idle 11gs an... Trouble codes: P0101.
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2003 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L Stall VIN: 1D7HG42N03
thanks guys! we never duplicated the condition but based on all replies we installed a new TPS and all is good! Greg and crew
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2007 Dodge Ram 1500 TRX4 5.7L Stall VIN: 1D7HU18217
Put in crank sensor when came in , Drove truck for 4days my self with no problem, Turned truck loose to customer ,and now it's been several week and everything ok, Thank for the help.
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2007 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 3FAHP07117
Michael from Illinois was on the right track. The trigger wheel for the crank sensor has 2 keyways in it, if you install it on the incorrect keyway the ignition timing is almost 180 degrees off. Pulled the timing covers a 3rd time, repositioned trigger wheel, ...
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2011 Ford Escape XLT 2.5L No Start VIN: 1FMCU0D71B
New pcm fired up fuel pump and escape is down the road.All fuses were checked and wiring repairs were triple check before asking for help.Thank you for the help.
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1996 GMC K2500 Suburban 7.4L brakes abs VIN: 3GKGK26J5T
tx everyone ! ted and roger ...good advice. Common sense as I replaced known bad wss L F,the light went out
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2005 Hyundai Accent GLS 1.6L fuel neck/ cap VIN: KMHCG45C55
Thanks for the help guys- we ordered in gas caps from other sources to find one that properly fits the keck- we know the neck was right as we matched it up to the original part. Greg and crew
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2008 Jeep Patriot Limited 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J8FT48W28
First let me thank all those who have replied to this issue, thank you! Unfortunately the vehicle is still not fixed and I'm still checking it. Most of the replies I recieved I have already applied before my help request, but thanks again guys. So now back to ... Trouble codes: P2107 (electronic throttlebody control processer), P2119 (throttle actuator performance), U0141 (WCM loss of communication), U0100 (CGW loss of communication), U0151 (AMP MIC Radio SDAR loss of communication), U0401 (ABS along with several other abs codes).
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2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L transmission VIN: 1YVFP80C93
I know some guys that replied are curious the the fix on this car so here it is. Two used tcm,s had the same issue causing the code for shift solenoid A. I replaced it with a new one and all is ok. What are the odds of that??! Thanks to all that replied
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2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41E94
Thanks guys. New pcm fixed the problem. I did try the light bulb trick first before ordering pcm. Trouble codes: P0301.
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2006 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G2WP55276
Steve [...] checked the fuel/alcohol content and it was less than 10%, Tim this vehicle is not E85 compatible so their is no learned alcohol content or relearn on this one, although I have seen that on others that are. Jeff, Jake, and Pat, this engine has crossov... Trouble codes: P0172 (Rich limit reached bank 1).
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1999 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Misfire VIN: 4TAWN72N7X
thanks for all the help. I replaced the injectors and sent the pick up down the road. Talked to the cust to day and he has not had any problems. thanks iatn Trouble codes: P0300, P0303, P0304.
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2003 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF19C93
AGAIN THANKS TO ALL! TURNED OUT TO BE CATALYTIC CONVERTER. CUSTOMER IN PROCESS OF DONATING CAR. THANKS AGAIN. Trouble codes: P0155 (02 heater fault b2s1).
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCK21C03
The car has not returned for further repair, many suggested coil or ignition wires which had been tried already. No misfire could be detected while driving other than the MIL coming on. Some of the areas I would check if the car returns would be motor mounts, ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0303, P0304.
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