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1999 Acura Integra LS 1.8L No Start VIN: JH4DC4348X
Hey guys i need help with my integra. I have no spark, fuel pump always on with key on engine off, all 4 injectors are constantly being grounded by the computer(open),all four cylinders are flooding with fuel so i unplugged all the injector harness, hooked up ...
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2006 Audi A4 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, limp mode VIN: WAUAF78E26
I need some help from you Audi techs. I got this 06 Audi A4 base in with the rear cam chain exploded and bent valves. The customer stated that he was having oil pressure problems before hand, so he opted to go with a complete engine from Audi. After installing... Trouble codes: P2293
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2004 BMW 325i 2.5L Electronic VIN: WBAEV33444
Vehicle has SMG transmission and goes into Fail Safe Mode. Has fault code 4EF9 - Clutch speed sensor and 4F6D - Clutch , overtemperature. Those faults are in the transmission. In the engine computer there is a 299A - CAN fault management EGS . Codes will clear...
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2005 BMW 760Li 6.0L Misfire VIN: WBAGN83515
Hello folks. 2005 BMW 760LI, Customer brought car to the dealership for a misfire condition. Dealer checked car out and had a misfire cylinder #1, #3, #4, #10 and #12. Their story, Vehicle running rough but not misfiring at this time. Checked high pressure lea...
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2006 Buick Lucerne CXS 4.6L ignition switch VIN: 1G4HE57Y36
This car came to me towed in after customer tried to replace the battery. The car will not start. The transmission will not communicate with the BCM. I can not access data in the BCM. The battery is brand new, I tested it it has over 800 CCA. I tested my power...
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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L Block Heater VIN: 2GCEK19008
Hi All - Thanks for the info on this one. We installed an aftermarket block heater that has a thermostatically controlled cord - customer didn't like the thermostat feature (only comes on below 0'F so we bypassed it). Now it will set a code for coolant temp pe...
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport 5.9L No Start
This truck has a "no bus" CCD message on the cluster.Every module had been unplugged, message remains. We have borrowed 2 clusters that do the same thing:...power up, shows mileage for 10 seconds or so, then flashes for several seconds..then "no bus". Voltage ...
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1997 Ford Mustang 3.8L gauges VIN: 1FALP4043V
Hi everyone,thanks for taking time to read and any help that may be offered. I have a first time customer that just purchased this 97 Mustang, so there is no real history available. His complaint was that at times it would crank over ok, but not start. After c...
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2007 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Slow Fill VIN: 1FMFU16547
This Expedition has been a reoccurring nightmare for us; I am absolutely baffled as to what is taking place. Over the last 6 months this Expedition has had its fuel tank and fill pipes replaced. Now I have done the canister as it was plugged and very obviously...
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2009 Ford Escape XLT 2.5L Exhaust valve VIN: 1FMCU93769
Complaint was driver felt a vibration in seat while at idle, the check engine light came on, and exhaust noise seemed loader (muffler). Found code P0302. All PID's looked ok. Cleared misfire #2 code and it didn't come back while idling in bay. Disconnected inj...
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2009 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTRW12W59
we have a ford pu idles good ,good detent(passing gear ) power ,,but cruising power slight throttle to getting on on ramp flattens out ..lossen exhaust no diiference ,pump pressure test on windshield hung right at 56 to 58 pnds, good flow at idle test as well ...
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2010 Ford Fusion S 2.5L No Start VIN: 3FAHP0GA0A
Vehicle came here after a fender bender accident that did deploy the driver's and side air bags. Car is in pretty good shape with minimal visible damage, but needs to be running for the body repair shop. The car will crank, but no start. Injectors are being ... Trouble codes: N0, C0DES
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2010 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Battery VIN: 1FAHP3FN1A
I have been fighting this one for a few months. We have been the only shop to ever work on this car, and owner bought it new. Every 4-6 weeks, customer finds a dead battery in the morning. Car is used as daily transportation, and there is never a hint of the b...
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2010 GMC Terrain SLT 2.4L timing chain VIN: 2CTFLGEW8A
Car was brought in with codes P0016, P0089, P228D, P0172. Had SES light and low power. Pulled timing cover and guides were broken with chain rattling badly. Replaced chain and guides now I get P0016 and P0017. Removed cover again reset marks with same result....
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2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start VIN: KMHWF25S92
This car was towed in because it died on road. Would crank but not start. Connected scanner & found crank position sensor code in memory. Checked archives & found numerous post for failed balance shaft belt. Removed timing belt cover & found some teeth missing...
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2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L No Start, No Crank VIN: 1J4FA49SXY
This is a difficult problem to diagnose because I cannot reproduce the symptom (no crank/no start) and as of now everything is working perfectly. The customer complains that ever since she has had this jeep it has intermittently (sometimes more than 6 months i...
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2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE 4.4L Wipers VIN: SALSF25466
There is a ticking noise in the dash. Under the hood you hear a ticking noise from the EJB (Engine Junction Box), it's coming from the wiper relay 2. I unplug the relay and the noise stops. I've tried another set of relays, same result. When the wipers are in ...
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2007 Lincoln MKZ 3.5L Cruise Turns Off VIN: 3LNHM26TX7
We replaced computer and ignition coils a month ago as per bulletin. We programed pcm and all seemed well. Customer returned and said cruise did not work. During our testing we found cruise worked ok until ac was turned on and if ac was already on cruise would...
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2009 Lincoln MKS 3.7L Hood VIN: 1LNHM94R39
I have a 2009 Lincoln MKS as a part of my fleet. The vehicle is displaying a very alarming hood vibration at highway speed. At about 65-70mph the hood will begin vibrating up and down and causing a loud buffeting noise. I will attempt to get a video at some po...
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2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Vent Temp. VIN: WP0AA29903
has code 0038 can timeout pcm. note: tried to find info on fault code. tried another scanner, came up with 0038 no description. code can not be cleared. any body ran into this problem? any help is appreciated.
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L cam gear VIN: WVWAC63B51
Vehicle came in as a no start, been sitting for 3 months. Customer purchased from an individual who said they replaced the turbo. He never drove the car, just parked it. Found 20amp fuse missing for injectors, replaced and fired up with a misfire. Replaced bad...
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2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWZZZ1KZA
car towed in to us from another shop ,checked codes (p0204 injector 4 circuit malfunction),replaced injector & test drove car ,ok for 5km then limp mode .rechecked codes found a different code (p0606 internal control module processor fault)vas 5052 said change... Trouble codes: P0204, P0606
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2006 Volvo XC90 V8 Ocean Race 4.4L Service charging sys VIN: YV4CZ85276
Thanks in advance. On this XC90 we are getting the warning message for service charging system urgent. The vehicle is charging normal and has been driven for months with this concern. The alternator is working fine and is the correct unit for this vehicle. The... Trouble codes: U1208
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2005 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L driver seat module VIN: 2HNYD18895
Thanks to all who replied. I had tried a hard reset, and it would temporarily make the symptoms disappear, but I had only done it for a minute or so. I tried doing it for 10 minutes as suggested with the same results. We had thoroughly gone over every ground i...
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2009 Audi A4 Quattro Cabriolet 2.0L battery VIN: WAUDF48H79
We released the vehicle back to the customer explaining that we had not seen any parasitic draw over 60mA since the initial SUSPICIOUS 200mA spike. Was told a local VW dealer was selling solar chargers for customers to use if the vehicles battery was dying ove...
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1998 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 7.4L Brake pull VIN: 1GCHK33J3W
Happy to report this truck is fixed! Tons of replies on this (thank you) and almost as many opinions about the cause. It was clear that the LF brake was not coming on when initially applied. When backing up, it pulled left, forward right. I mean it physica...
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2000 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LT 6.0L fuel gauge VIN: 3GNGK26UXY
Thanks for your help. I found the spot on my scanner that I can do a gauge sweep and found the gauge worked fine. I ended up just putting a new fuel pump and sender in and that fixed the problem. Thank you again for your help.
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2008 Chevrolet Express 2500 LS 6.0L low beam headlights VIN: 1GAGG25K08
Thanks guys. I put in a different brand bulb than I have been using. We'll see how long they last.
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2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start, Hesitation, No Power VIN: 1FMZU73K65
This truck was very difficult. As I wrote it ran fine one day and the next it would crank but not start. Then the day following it started and ran perfectly. Well after starting it and moving it at least 4 times over a few days while the customer was decidi... Trouble codes: P0121 (Throttle Position Sensor TP1 Circuit Rnage Performance), P0193 (Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor Circuit High Input), P2104 (Throttle Actuator Control System Forced Idle), P2106 (Throttle Actuator Control System Forced Limited Power), P2111 (Throttle Actuator Control System Stuck Open), P2135 (ETC Throttle Position Sensor A/B Voltage Correlation).
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2008 Ford Fusion S 2.3L air bags VIN: 3FAHP06Z98
Thank you to all that replied.You guys are great you nailed it.The used seat the body shop put in looked like the right one.But the part numbers off the ocm module was off by 1 digit.The weird thing was it would not accept the new restraint module that was the...
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2001 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJG25F41
Thanks for the replies. I had already checked most of what was recommended, sorry for not stating that. I know this will sound crazy but what I found was a spider that was in the connector for the TPS. I coudln't pick up any abnormalities on the scan tool and ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0301 (1 misfire), P0302 (2 misfire), P0304 (4 misfire).
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2000 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L No Start
Replace with another PCM and now the car run. Thank again.
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L drivers door mirror VIN: 1J4GW58N64
Thanks for the replies guys. I am still concerned that the mirror was not that way when it came in to shop. One of the wires repaired was the yl/wh wire which is a + control wire. OEM manual says that that circuit should have 1.45v and there is 3.5v there. I a...
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L heater VIN: 1J4HR48NX5
Most said air in cooling system, some said water pump, I replaced the water pump and the thermostat, used an air lift to get all the air out, had good heat for a while, but lost it again, the customer is going to bring it back and we are going to try a new ble...
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2002 Lexus IS300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBD19222
Well right again the crank pulley had been dinged in installation it took us scoping it a couple of times to see it but we finally did. Put new crank sprocket on it and sent it on its way thanks so much to everyone still not sure why lexus in its wisdom doesn'...
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2003 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L No Start VIN: JM1BJ22563
The weather has warmed up so the vehicle has not been acting up lately. I did put some dry gas in it just in case there was some water in the tank. Sorry that I have nothing else helpful to add.
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2008 Mercedes-Benz G500 5.0L Tail Light VIN: WDCYR49E68
So, new SAM arrived yesterday afternoon. Installed this morning. All is well again in the G wagon. When I opened the old SAM it had green contacts on the board. Thanks for confirming what I thought was the problem. As usual, You guys are a great help. Thanks, ...
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2004 Nissan 350Z Touring 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1AZ36AX4
Problem not repaired yet. I'm going to go back to basics again. Thanks guys. Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire).
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2009 Nissan Altima Hybrid 2.5L Startering VIN: 1N4CL21E59
THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT TOOK TIME TO ANSWER MY QUESTION .IT END UP BEING THE INVERTER ITSELF GOT ONE FROM WRECKING YARD LKQ PROBLEM SOLVED . THANKS AGAIN.
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1999 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4L No Start, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4G2JB32T9X
I ended up replacing 4 spark plugs and the coil cover to get it running still wasn't running good had misfires. Replaced injector connectors and runs fine now. Trouble codes: P0335.
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2005 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L engine VIN: 1G2NW12E85
this vehicle had a injection harness short. replaced the cmp sensor, harness, and fuel pump (pump is on same circuit as injectors) (and someone previously replaced pump and did not fix cause of failure). also had to repair many connector terminals along the wa...
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2005 Saturn Vue 2.2L Instrument cluster VIN: 5GZCZ43D55
Vehicle is fixed. Found another ECM in my inventory from 04 Automatic. Installed and did 30 min passlock relearn for fuel password and vehicle runs with no MIL or issues. The only reason I can figure for the odometer issue is the ECM I tried to install firs...
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2007 Sterling 360 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JLSBBE1S17
closing the request on this vehicle. I did not open it. someone else opened it that I don't know. SO by by help request..but it sounds like it needs to go to dealer. Trouble codes: P0251 (N/a), P0254 (N/a), P1255 (Manufacturer controlled fuel air metering).
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1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Unknown VIN: 4T1BG22KXV
A lot of parts was installed from other garages as well as the dealer. When the right lower control bushing was installed { hockey puck style} the bolt going through the hole jammed the nut on the other side against the body. It felt tight with a impact gun an...
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2001 Toyota Echo 1.5L compression VIN: JTDB112351
Hello group this Toyota is fixed, I did the leak down test with the cams out so as to eliminate any chance of lifter or cam lobe interference before removing the head. I ended up installing a used engine as I needed to get this car out of my hair or at least w...
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2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR32E53
Sorry guys, the customer is on vacation and the car hasn't been back yet. Almost everyone said the intake manifold gasket at fault but I can't seem to find any leak from the gasket. I might change it out as precaution when the car is back. I guess what still b... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel Trim Too Lean).
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