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1999 Audi A6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA34B7X
So, the vehicle came in with check engine light on runs normally but has code P1392 for bank 2 cam sensor open or shorted, also known as VW code 17800. replaced cam sensor, checked cam reluctor wheel is ok, checked cam timing, spot on -used correct factory tim... Trouble codes: P1392
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1999 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Starter VIN: 2G4WS52M0X
I have a great one, This car came in with a no start condition. There was no power at the purple wire at the starter. I traced it down to the wiring harness at the battery was all eaten, and repaired the wires, and someone before me has put in a used ecm. now ...
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1979 Cadillac DeVille 7.0L engine
This engine has been just rebuilt. Primed the oil pump and oil gallies before starting. After running for 15 min. the engine died. Found the dist. gear schreaded. The dist. drive on the cam and the timing chain show no oil lube. The problem here is that I have...
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1972 Chevrolet C10 Pickup 5.7L Cuts out, Misfire
Howdy this is my first request for help. Customer brings a 1972 c10 with a 1996 5.7 vortex and t350 trans. motor has a Holley 4 bbl carb. and a hei dist. with vacuum and mechanical advance, in with a list of work needed. problem is on acceleration under load o...
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2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GBJG31F9Y
Let me start by saying I am not a diesel man, this belongs to one of my regular customers and I am trying to help them out. Vehicle was towed in with crank no start condition. Found fuel present at the Schrader valve close to pump. Pressure was at 8 psi. Opene...
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2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDS13S45
Engine came in with misfire code. Exhaust seat not sealing. Remove head and machine shop repaired this. Re installed no skip but engine stalls and code set. Remove valve cover and verified timing ok. So we replace cam phaser and solenoid. Still same problem. R... Trouble codes: P0017 (Crankshaft Position - Camshaft Position Correlation Bank 1 Sensor B)
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2006 Chevrolet HHR LT 2.2L No Start VIN: 3GNDA23D86
Need help GM techs! Car came in with blower motor not working in any position you put it. Check power to blower motor and didn't have any. Put power to motor and blower turned on. So I checked power at the blower motor fuse and had battery power so then I want... Trouble codes: B0595 (Fasten seatbelt indicator circuit short to ground), U2106 (Lost communication w/Tim invalid data), U2108 (Lost communication with ebcm/ebcm), U2111 (Lost communication with steering control system)
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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.8L calipiers VIN: 3GCEC13CX9
Vehicle came in with ABS and Traction control light coming on intermittently. Had only one stored DTC, C0161 Brake switch plausible. When the warning lights come on the brakes lock as if the e-brake has been set and the vehicle will not move. I then have to le...
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2010 Chevrolet Equinox LS 2.4L Hesitation, Stall, only when ice cold VIN: 2CNFLCEW0A
Our customer brought this car stating only when cold, the Chevy Equinox has a miss when cold, and has very little power. Also, sometimes when cold it will stall while idling. There is a tSB for a pcm reflash (I cant remember the number right now, sorry). So I ... Trouble codes: P0690, P2119 (throttle closed position performance)
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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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2005 Dodge Dakota ST 4.7L Mechanical VIN: 1D7HW28N85
Hi and thanks in advance. This truck came in with a complaint of a vicious down shift. The customer took it to his buddy who promptly erased the code before I got it. After several test drives and duplicating the problem I was finally able to set a transmissio...
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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D8HN54P98
Customer states the MIL Lamp is on and the vehicle will stall at an idle. We pulled code P1128 Closed loop fueling not achieved bank 1. The technician checked fuel pressure which was within spec at 55 PSI. Per the troubleshooting chart a fuel leak down test wa... Trouble codes: P1128 (Closed Loop Fueling Not Achieved Bank 1)
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1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L Theft System VIN: 1FTEF14H4S
We have a 95 ford f-150 with a theft light, red, flashing during cranking and results in a no start. According to mitchell it has a theft system on this but there is no kind of coded key, antenna around the ignition cylinder or any wires coming off of it like ...
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2005 Ford F650 7.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3FRWF65R85
Truck has obvious dead cylinder, you can here it while cranking and running and has lack of power. It only has 19k on it and is no longer covered under warranty. Its the cat c7 engine in it. Are these engines known for any common problems?
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2006 Ford Focus ZX4 ST 2.3L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FAFP38ZX6
see above Trouble codes: P0320
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2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L low engine power VIN: 1FTPW14V37
hello to all members hope all is good for everyone, my problem with this ford f150 5.4 motor came in for low power and sometimes a knocking noise, only heard the knock noise a couple times, has no codes at all when you drive it the warmer it gets the worse it ...
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2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58W72
car stall after a short period of time (three)minutes Trouble codes: P1299, P1125, P1326, P0601
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2000 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L Rear Wiper VIN: 1J4FF68S2Y
This vehcile blows fuse #22 20amp fuse when rocker switch for rear wiper is turned to off.installed reman rear motor and new switch from dealer but still blows fuse only in off position.system works properly when switch is in on position.looking at mictchell o...
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2003 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L MIL Lamp on, coolant loss VIN: 1J4GL58K63
This vehicle came in for a loss of coolant complaint. Customer stated that he has been adding coolant every couple of days, but never saw any on the ground. Pressure tested system and could not find any evidence of a leak. Checked for water in the oil, oil loo... Trouble codes: P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305
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2006 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L Left Turn Signals VIN: KNAFE12166
Thanks in advance. The problem im having is the left hand turn signals flash fast. Both front and rear bulbs check ok i have also tested harness grounds and sockets. As far as the wire diagram shows the flasher relays are located inside the bcm. When hazard fl...
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2011 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L shift interlock VIN: KNDMG4C73B
Can someone tell me what activates the Shift Interlock Solenoid? Two wires, one yellow, one orange to the solenoid...when i ground the yellow wire, the solenoid operates. Alldata is a bunch of confusing information on what should be a simple system..someone {c...
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2005 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L Air Suspension VIN: SALAE25445
I replaced the air suspension compressor on this vehicle about six months ago. Since then it has twice dropped and displayed message "Air Suspension Inactive". Both times I retrieved fault codes: C1A13 (No pressure release when venting gallery) C1A36 (Exhaus...
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2006 Land Rover LR3 4.0L hard start slow cran VIN: SALAE24406
hi i have this strange problem with this lr3 some times when cold espicially it cranks over rough like ignition or injection timing is off and it sets a crank sensor code. also when it sets crank code has lots of communication faults through out other modules ... Trouble codes: P0335
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2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L Cuts out
hello this car has problem cuts out on med to hard acell this is so bad that you think damage to cac will acor note lab scope crank sensor tps both cam sensors mas air lexus has problem with above sensors we have tryed all we are not looseing spark all gds ok ...
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2012 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDZPE7CC8C
Hello everybody. Here we have a problem child. It came with stalling problem and check engine light on . Got 2 codes p0087 and p0088 which says pressure low and high. So we got new filter installed it. Day later same problem. Told the guy take it to MB to test... Trouble codes: P0087, P0088
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1993 Mercury Topaz GS 2.3L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 2MEPM36XXP
This vehicle stumbles, surges and cuts out at any speed and temperature but never when I have it. I fixed it once a year ago when I replace the EGR feedback pressure sensor and hose. Then I was able to get a code out of it then. Eight months later came back ...
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2001 Saturn SL1 1.9L No Start VIN: 1G8ZH52861
Like most of these problems we did the 10 minute relearn as the security light was flashing and it would start and die.The testing for these codes give us a dead and as they say with key on passlock volts shoud be .6 to 4.3 for one test and below 4.3 for the o... Trouble codes: B2960, B2958
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1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6851T
Head gasket job gone strange. 1996 2.5 Outback with bad heads. Parts house dropped off 1999 heads to be checked, surfaced and installed, which we did. Heads bolted on. We used the 1999 heads, cams, valve covers. We changed the spark plug wire ends to fit valve...
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Mechanical VIN: 4T1BG22K5X
This vehicle drove here, although running rough. the water pump was leaking so we replaced the water pump and timing belt. we replaced the thermostat and hoses due to age. we replaced the valve cover gasket due to seepage. we replaced the spark plugs and wires...
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2008 Volkswagen Golf City 2.0L Specifications VIN: 9BWEL21JX8
I am looking for the front and rear alignment specs for this vehicle, they are not listed on AllData.
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPL71K59
Tested at connector back probed voltage at idle pin #3 1.1. Pin 1 5V. Pin 2 ground good. Pin 3 5.7V. Smoke tested the intake and tested the sensor when revving up and the voltage moves. Not sure which way to go without replacing the sensor again. Trouble codes: P047E
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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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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L ignition VIN: WBAAN37441
Thank you guys. All the suggestions were right. Front cat , checking fuel trims, checking DME pins and o2s are possible causes of a 1,2,3 misfire. In this case the o2s wires were crossed. It's running like a baby now! Thanks again. Jerry from Montana, Ross fro...
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2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L oil consumption VIN: 5UXFB33502
thanks for all of the replies..we tried new oem hoses cleaned up the oil consumption and gave it back to the customer to trade in. will never know if it was fixed.. climate got warmer here also...
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2005 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L Whistle VIN: 4USBT33575
Well we shipped this one and it appears to be fixed. After smoking intake and fixing any and all air leaks, we then checked the crankcase with a manometer(aka slack tube). Results showed the readings were borderline, so we replaced the crankcase valve with all...
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2006 BMW 330i 3.0L power window VIN: WBAVB33516
Hello everyone. Thanks for your replies. They really helped me figure this one out. The motor and regulator are sold separately on this car so we started with a new regulator. The old regulator felt great with no binding or problems with it.(By the way, this i...
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1998 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L ABS Module VIN: 1GNEK13RXW
After removing the right front hub assembly you could feel a slight roughness every once in a while with your finger tips. We bought a new assembly and the abs is happy, no steady fault light's and normal checks. There is still a on again / off again communica...
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2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L Catalyst monitor VIN: 3GNFK16T81
THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLIES. TRIED SEVERAL TIMES WITHOUT NO LUCK. TALKED TO SMOG SHOP THEY SAID IT COULD HAVE ONE MONITOR NOT COMPLETE. RAN SMOG , IT PASSED THANKS AGAIN Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst effencincy).
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2009 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L misfire on cylinder 3 VIN: 2G1WB57K19
Sorry it took so long but I removed the intake looking for a leaking intake manifold gasket and found the camshaft lobe and lifter for the cylinder with the misfire worn down and pitted. Thank you all for all your input.
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2004 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L Display VIN: 2B3HD56M54
Finally fixed this one, like searching for the holy grail. Never did find any hard test procedures, had another Intrepid come in a swapped the BCM and system work normal, I hate repairs like this, really wanted to diagnose properly, any way it is down the roa...
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1988 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Hesitation, Stall, Hard Start Cold VIN: 2FTEF15Y6J
I thought I already closed this!!! The ECT was the problem. Replaced it and the connector abd it runs like a champ.
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2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Overdrive Servo Cover VIN: 1FMDU73K44
Thanks for the quick responses!! The general consensus is that the overdrive servo bore is worn. It is possible to repair with a sleeve but the transmission must come out one way or another. We will decide what to do with the case once we get it apart. Thanks ...
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14564
Finally fixed thank you to all who helped with this mess.I ended up disconnecting the left cam solonoid and driving like that,ran good. Plugged solonoid in while idling and ran good. disconnected battery and restarted runs good. Did notice left cam advance,ret... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
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2008 Ford Focus SE 2.0L ignition VIN: 1FAHP35N48
lock cylinder housing available seperately from ford 155.00 about an hour "real time" to replace
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2007 GMC Sierra 1500 WT 5.3L 2-3 shift VIN: 2GTEK13MX7
truck is fixed. thanks for the replies. owner took vehicle to a local dealer and they replaced it with a GM reman. Just to verify, there were NO codes tested with a OTC Genisys. When put into drive it shifted normally in to 2nd, then as speed increased and ...
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2008 Honda Element LX 2.4L Turn signals VIN: 5J6YH28758
I would like to thank everyone who replied for their input. Problems like these that occur after impact are not easy to find. After tracing the wires through the harnesses and checking the grounds, I came up empty so decided to look at "basic and simple"...
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L TCC shift solenoid circuit 3-4 shift solenoid circ VIN: 1J4GZ58Y1W
ok guys heres the fix. remember when we first came in the business and were told that every time you get an electrical problem you always start at the begining. ck fuses blown 15 amp mini that sits right under the transmission relay. truck shifts properly. ...
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2007 Lincoln MKZ 3.5L Cruise Turns Off VIN: 3LNHM26TX7
After chasing wiring for awhile and eliminating outside issues we found a bent pin in the replacement computer. With pin corrected all is now well. Thanks for your replies.
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1998 Mercedes-Benz S320 LWB 3.2L shift lever VIN: WDBGA33G9W
Thanks to all who made time to reply. As Mark said, moving the shifter from D to 4 and to lower gears, disconnects the lever from the linkage to the trans and lower gears are signaled by switches in shifter housing. The pivot shaft for the shift lever also s...
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2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1N4AL11E32
Removed the intake and surprise! Number 1 cylinder intake butterfly was logged nicely into the intake valve! Replaced all the screws and glued them down with ease. Be careful with the threads on the imrc runner, the threads where soft. Felt like i was going st... Trouble codes: P0301.
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2004 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L Vss VIN: 1N6ED27T64
Thanks to all of you who responded to my help request, the problem was very intermittent, we could not duplicate the customer concern, so he took the truck and will come back when the problem is more obvious,thanks again and we keep you informed,
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2007 Subaru Forester X 2.5L Cam Plug VIN: JF1SG63697
Thanks to all that have replied. I am going to try a combo of them. got a plug from the dealer and some fugibond and let it sit over night.. I hope this works.. Thanks again everyone IATN is a great resource!!
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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVGBV75N19
This vehicle has been gone almost a week so I will call this a fix. Thank you for the replies. The short answer to the problem is rear crank seal. Both Lou and later Alexander mentioned the rear crank seal. When combined with a mention of this seal on the ... Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean Bank 1), P119A.
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