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2009 Audi A3 2.0L seat heater VIN: WAUHF78P19
we have this a3 with a seat heater issue. With both thumbwheels at 6 seats will not get hot. we found tsb# 87 11 16 and found software level not up to date. The car was sent to the dealer to update the software. There was no difference in temperature before an...
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L ignition VIN: WBAAN37441
Hi : I replaced the engine. I used manifolds, harness, valve cover and oil pan from the original engine. The original engine was running good, but it was burning coolant. Now a have misfire cy 1,2 and 3. Compression is good on all cylinders. I swap coils, spar...
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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L airbag light VIN: WBAGL63452
the air bag light is on and the car has not been in an accident I get the following codes: 1-airbag-SASL satellite, A Pillar,left code:(no message(0x20)from driver seat satellite,SASL receiver,SSFA transmitter...code 953C 2-airbag-SASR satellite, A Pillar,R...
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2006 BMW 750Li 4.8L camshaft, excentric shaft VIN: WBAHN83596
Hi guys: the car was running good when it came in . Was burning oil at idle (bad). I pulled the heads, sent them to the machine shop for a valve job. After installation I had a general misfire and cy. 6 misfire. I pulled the valve cover and found that the rock...
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2009 BMW 328i xDrive 3.0L Clutch VIN: WBAPK53579
Hi again in IATN land. This sweet little Bimmer is like new. It came in a year ago with a noise from the clutch ONLY when the clutch was depressed to the floor. I replaced the peddle stop and all was well. Came in this week with fluid running out of the slave ...
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1983 Chevrolet Malibu Classic 5.7L Exhaust
Hey fellow exhaust techs. Anyone that may be able to help me with this one customer has given specific request for 3inch exhaust system this is a bear to make it fit. Looking for anyone who might have bend card info for the intermediate pipe and or tailpipes. ...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Misfire VIN: 1GCEK14UX5
hi all, maybe some has seen this before and can tell me where to look or can give me a few ideas. truck came in with a check engine lite on and a code p0300 stored. pulled up miss fire data and saw that number 2 was missing a lot. pulled plug and swapped with ... Trouble codes: P0300
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1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L monitors won't set VIN: 1B4GP44GXX
Once vehicle reached me this vehicle belongs to a friends mother and now I have it. I performed a visual inspection and found nothing out of the ordinary. Hooked up 2 different type of scan tools and info is like this no monitors are set none. Scanned all my d...
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2001 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B7HG2AN41
I have this 01 Dakota 4.7 that came from a body shop. Originally the owner swapped engine & wiring harness out of a Durango and after the swap he could not get it to run right so he sold it to this body shop owner. He figured out that the engine wiring harness... Trouble codes: P0355 (Coil 5 primary circuit)
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14564
good monday morning gents, Ive had this f150 now about 2 weeks and at my wits end. Original problem occasional miss at 45-48 tip in throttle. No lean codes,missfire 6 code. Decided to do 8-plugs,8 coils.Broke 4 plugs comming out,retrived 3 w/tool. number 6 plu... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2007 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FMYU94107
Customer complaint of slippage under normal accel then O/D off lt comes on. Scanned computer and a P0732 for gear 2 incorrect ratio. Checked wiring plugs, fluid condition and for any leaks. All looked good. On road test you can feel the no shift to 2nd and the...
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2009 Honda Civic LX 1.8L Transmission VIN: 2HGFA165X9
Happy St Patty's Day everyone! WE installed a used transmission in this car, all went well until after the road test - when put into "Park" the car rolls like it is in neutral. We checked the shift cable and made sure it was properly adjusted. We tried manual...
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2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJEB01T03
Hello to all. We have this Jaguar s type with a manual transmission, Slave cylinder is leaking (internal in bell housing) and customer gave go ahead to pull trans and check clutch also. Alldata has no info on pulling trans. It looks pretty straight forward wit...
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Emissions/ exhaust VIN: 1J4FX58SXT
Vehicle is setting code 51-Fuel system lean at limit(Bank 1) The vehicle is actually running rich, but only under load or WOT will blow black smoke and is carbon fowling the Oxygen sensors
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L TCC shift solenoid circuit 3-4 shift solenoid circ VIN: 1J4GZ58Y1W
hey fellow iatners. i have a 1998 jeep grand cherokee laredo here with a 5.2l a/t 4x4. another tech diag of needing trans due to no veh movement in any gear. so he puts the trans up and it wont shift. stays locked in failsafe and im not sure why. im pulling 2 ...
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on, no crank VIN: 1J4GX48N44
interment no start/no crank. I was able to start and drive into shop. Retrived the code P1698-NO BUS MESSAGE FROM TCM checked power to tcm pins 11 and 56 12.6 volts and checked grounds at tcm pins 53 and 57 good,voltage at pin 8 is 200 mv.,i replaced tcm and ... Trouble codes: 1698 (P1698-no bus message from tcm)
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2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L MIL Lamp on, Low coolant temp VIN: SALMF15416
First TY to all you techs for reading this post! Code P0128. Should be a simple fix, put in a thermostat. 3 thermostats installed aftermarket and OE, still same results. Coolant temp 120-140 degrees(F), low coolant temp reading on gauge on instrument cluster, ... Trouble codes: P0128 (Coolant temp below operating range)
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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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2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1N4AL11E32
Hello, this altima came here with a rough run misfire number 1 cylinder. removed number 1 spark plug to find the electrodes were touching like something had impacted... re-gapped retested ok. vehicle seems to be running fine, has anyone ran into this before? M... Trouble codes: P0301
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1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera S 3.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G3AG55N1P
Cannot get vehicle to pass the California smog check due to high nox. We are at a loss over where to look or what else to do at this point.
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2005 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FB49S05
We are looking to install a used engine computer. We have installed new before. We have a Tech II and the software. Do we need to electronically "remove" the computer from the donor vehicle with the Tech II before we can use it?
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1996 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L reverse intermitent VIN: 1NXBB02E1T
when cold start up everything is ok.after warm up it has tendency of taking off in wrong gear so it loses power and reverse will lapse.noticed when reverse will not engage i can drop shifter to low[1st] and torque it up and will go in reverse normalmbut later ...
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2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K71
Hello to all, Had this car come in with a check engine light on and pulled a p0171 code. Also had a broken flex pipe. Replace flex pipe assy to repair exhaust leak and also replaced air fuel sensor due to no responce when car rpm is held at 2500 rpm and also w... Trouble codes: P0171
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2007 Toyota Prius Touring 1.5L Mechanical VIN: JTDKB20U87
Vehicle has been basically trouble free for 150K. Kept in heated garage. In Michigan. Very Cold. Out of the blue it developed a noise that is load related. If I had describe it it sounds like ring in pinion noise in a conventional diferential. Looks parts are ...
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2004 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L Hesitation
When under heavy load, and only in upper gears (5th and 6th), ignition timing pulls intermittently to 5ATC, causing a serious hesitation. I've carefully graphed knock sensor voltage for each cylinder, and I have watched individual cylinder retard. Knock sensor...
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2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAK73C17
Hi Group This problem car belongs to a very good regular customer and has been very well maintained. Check engine light came on while driving, found codes P000A and P0011, cleared codes and came right back, these faults suggested a problem with N205 Variable ... Trouble codes: P0011 (Intake Camshaft Retard Setpoint not reached over advanced), P000A
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Cuts out VIN: YV1VS295X1
Hello Group, I have this Volvo S40 that is cutting out at idle in drive,only when its hot and there is an electrical load. When this car came in,it had this complaint along with a hard start and MIL on. We found multiple problems,ruptured fuel pressure regula...
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2007 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDH74FX7
Thank you to all that replied! IATN saves the day again. Roman you nailed it. I tested the power supply relay for the lambda sensors and found it faulty. I verified the integrity of the circuits related to the fault codes and everything tested good Out of curi... Trouble codes: P2401 (Evap circuit low voltage), P0031, P0051, P1117, P1121, P2295.
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2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBAGN63464
Thanks for all the help, This job truly does suck. The labor time given by Alldata is way off. The bolts on the valve cover are different sizes and need to go exactly in same spot. The longer bolts are on top and shorter bolts are on bottom.
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2000 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L Scanner won't read VIN: 1GNEK13T9Y
Kudos to Timothy [...] for the tip about having a remote starter. This truck does have a remote starter and does have a wire spliced in to the data line at the aldl. We cut the wire and everything started working and it was able to pass the emissions test. W...
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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Hesitation VIN: 1GNDT13S84
Thank you for the many replies. We had checked all of the data on this line by line and everything looked normal. The vacuum reading was 17 at idle sorry for the misprint. Like the description says it only happened just as it was taking off after sitting for a... Trouble codes: 00171.
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2005 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L Mechanical VIN: 1G1AL14F15
We'll I've found the problem it was a exploded primary hyd ten and guide I don't know if it was caused by lack of oil press or defective part but iam going to say no oil in the car. Lack of mant 2 teeth out of timing comf with lab scope now I have to tell the...
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2007 Chevrolet Aveo LS 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KL1TD56687
Thanks to all who replied. There are two updated programs for this car. It is PCV vale specific. The dealer had installed the wrong program. I installed the correct one and all is well. Regards to all. Brad Trouble codes: P0131.
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2007 Dodge Caliber R/T 2.4L Cmp Cks VIN: 1B3HE78K77
Sorry to take so long to get back about this issue but as I posted earlier this vehicle is at a friends shop and is supposed to be towed here this week. When I get my hands on this vehicle I will re open this request. Thanks for all of your responses and I wil...
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2010 Dodge Journey SXT 3.5L Accessories VIN: 3D4PH5FV9A
From what two are saying if I have powers and ground then the radio will need to be replaced. Priced the radio and it is about $1400 our cost. Customer has not been back yet to discuss that concern. I expect we'll have to install a used unit or send it our ...
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2009 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTRW12W59
Thanks to everybody ,,bad mass air flow leaned out during high flow I missed that one ,,I cleaned it and assumed that is was OK during road test readings didn't increase as much thanks again
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2002 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L Serpentine Belt VIN: 1GKEL19X42
I have not yet fixed this vehicle, but I did get it back for closer look after post, the crank pulley and power steering pulley both appear to be worn "sharp" which I believe is the cause of the problem, customer is going to return for repairs when he has time...
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2000 Honda Accord LX 3.0L Immobilizer VIN: 1HGCG1649Y
THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED. WE USED A LOCAL LOCKSMITH WHO HAD THE NECESSARY EQUIPEMENT TO REPROGRAM. HE WAS USING A TOOL MADE BY "AUTEL" AND WAS ABLE TO REPROGRAM VEHICLE IN A VERY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING INTO REVIEWING AND POSSIBLY PURCH...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Stall VIN: 4JGAB54E2Y
Group Did some further testing and advised customer problem was either in throttle body itself or accelerator pedal sensor. After telling them what a throttle body costs and that we would not install a used part on this vehicle they decided they could not affo...
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2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1N6ED26Y6Y
I would like to thank all that replied to my help request, had tried to set the TPS using a fluke meter, KOEO, repair was to use my scan tool to read the voltage and adjust while the truck was running. Now idles as it should. All replies were well thought ou...
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2007 Saturn Vue 3.5L Steering Column VIN: 5GZCZ53467
Thanks for all the help. I'm waiting until the customer comes back in town. They left for acouple of months for winter, they will bring back when they get in town. Then I will post what fixed. Thanks again Ken
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1999 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Emissions VIN: JF1SF6350X
I ended up adding a ecu ground and cleaning the mad sensor and it passed thank you everyone for the information.
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2011 Subaru Forester X Premium 2.5L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JF2SHADC5B
Thanks to all who tried to help but Steven got it right...a map sensor just barely out of calibration. As a retired tech I don't have a lot info or equipment available to me but here is what I ended up doing. After picking it up from the Subaru dealer who to...
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2011 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L Cylinder block drain cock plug VIN: 4T1BF3EK8B
OK, I actually flushed the cooling system the day after I opened this request. I've simply been waiting for another tech to verify what I found. Jon [...] [a Toyota dealership tech] just contacted me off list. He verified what I suspected. The factory manual [...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L cam gear VIN: WVWAC63B51
I will post the fix once we can get it back in the shop, hopefully this week. IATN wants me to close it for now. And yes the head was changed by another shop, don't know about the cam and crank sensors. A new belt, water pump, and component kit with actuator w...
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2005 Volkswagen Touareg 4.2L No Start VIN: WVGMM77L65
The real fix would had been if we took it apart It would had been alot easier. But thats in the past,If you do have the chance to replace the fuel pumps on this type of car you need to first look at the you tube link that an iatn member sent me and review the ...
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2006 Volvo XC90 V8 Ocean Race 4.4L Service charging sys VIN: YV4CZ85276
Thanks for the confirmation. We did not attempt a used ECM. A new ECM brought back our communication and all is well. Almost everybody stuck to the question I was asking and saved me from wasting time on this one. The diagnosis is simple. The ECM is the master... Trouble codes: U1208.
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