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2005 Audi A4 1.8L Top VIN: WAUAC48HX5
Car Came in with top wont latch in the front it open fine , but when you close it it wont latch on the front by the winshield , & giving me code 03245 Canpony Position Impaulsible Signal, Reset the memory & still doing the same & the convertible light flashes ...
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1988 Buick Century Custom 2.5L Stall, floods VIN: 1G4AH51R7J
Please help GM guys. This one sat for three or more years. towed in. replaced pump/strainer/filter and cleaned out tank. .. ran great after adding fresh gas for about fifteen minutes. then the real problem started . stalls after a few min every time. found all...
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2007 Buick LaCrosse CXS 3.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Car came in running real bad found coil curcuit codes for 2# 4# 6# .Found problem to be poor ground at coil ground .Tightened and road test OK
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2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Z71 5.3L Starting VIN: 1GNFK16Z34
Hi I have a 04 suburban cam in for a battery draw problem the truck was driven into the shop. we replaced the d/side door module with a new one from dealer now truck wont start I tried the 30 min key relearn even though the dealer said the switch wasn't progra...
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2005 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L power steering pump VIN: 1GCGG25V85
Hello GM techs! This truck is ruining my week. It came in about a year ago with a faulty power steering pump. Replaced pump and everything was fine. 6 months later we replaced pitman/idler arms and had it aligned. Truck was in today and power steering pump was...
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2008 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L no start VIN: 2G1WT58K98
08 chevy impala 3.5 vin k --towed in no start --found blown fuel pump fuse --replace fuse --key on engine off would blow fuse --disconnected fuel pump wiring with new fuse, fuse didn't blow --replaced fuel pump /fuse doesnot blow --fuel pressure checks 60+ ps...
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2010 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.7L abs VIN: 1GCJTCDE8A
This one is good one. truck came in with 3 abs codes and over activate abs when coming to a stop. codes c0035, c0040, c0050. LF, RF, RR. I Have loaded every wire for the wss, all good. Scoped all four wheels and I have a good square wave. 11.6v going to every ...
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2005 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L No Start VIN: 1C3EL46XX5
need help with this chrysler sebring. its a long story so please read carefully as there is alot of info here. i put a new crankshaft in this car due to worn thrust bearings and also refreshed engine when out. car started right up and drove good around town an...
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2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L heater VIN: 1B7GL22X2Y
new heater core,thermostat was replaced recently,truck will only get to around 170 degrees,with towel placed in front of radiator the temp will climp to 200,then I have good heat and guage on dash will read properly, would like to put in a higher rated thermos...
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2001 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1B7GL22X11
Hello everyone. I got this 2001 Dakota 3.9. Has a real bad tip in hesitation. You can stall it out. Or to much throttle and it will backfire threw intake. I never get codes. I did a distributor re sync to 0 (old setting was about 2). Tried new coil, and wire. ...
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1D7HU18N44
hey,guys this truck will idle at 2000 rpms only when moving. when you come to a complete stop, idle returns to normal. Truck has standard transmission, if you push clutch in , idle will jump to 2000 rpms until you stop. When truck is idling normal, IAC counts ... Trouble codes: P0507
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2007 Dodge Dakota ST 3.7L Suspension VIN: 1D7HW22K57
Hey guys, My problem is a clunking noise over bumps. I replaced the ball joints 3 months ago because they had play. I replaced the stab links because one broke. I then took for a ride and noticed the slight clunk, brought it back in and changed the frame bushi...
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2008 Dodge Charger SE 2.7L Shift VIN: 2B3KA43R98
Hello iatn techs, I need help with this car. I have this 08 dodge charger with the 2.7, it was brought from another shop that replaced the engine because it overheated. The mechanic said after he changed it the transmission wouldn't shift out 2nd gear. If you ...
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2009 Dodge Journey SXT 3.5L Stall VIN: 3D4GH57V09
Hello fellow members, Don't typically work on too many domestics but you know how that goes with friends, family, neighbors, etc. Got the car in with complaints of a stall at idle when shifting from Neutral/Park to Drive/Reverse. Car starts right back and no ...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1FTNW21F21
I need fuel gauge testing procedures for this truck, because the sending unit is over $600. My Solis Ultra doesn't give tank levels. Customer states that he ran out of Diesel, put two gallons in, then filled the tank and it took four gallons less than the tank...
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2004 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L Power Window VIN: 1FAHP60A24
Hey Ford techs, need a little help. This is my Dad's baby and he lives on the east coast. He replaced the engine battery and since then the power windows do not drop and roll up like before. This car is a convertible, So before the battery, the windows would d...
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2008 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L Unknown VIN: 3FAHP01188
Hello, Another unorthodox headache. This 2008 Ford Fusion 3.0 AWD came in with a clearly spongy brake pedal that seemed to happen after hitting a pothole the owner stated. Road tested and verified a definite soft pedal for the first inch and a half that,if pu...
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2009 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAHP02189
This fusion resets this P0020 with every 2nd ignition cycle. I followed Fords pinpoint test to a tee and got nowhere. There are no open circuits that I can see. I got to the PCM and checked continuity from there to the solenoid and also checked from the fuse b... Trouble codes: P0020 (INT Cam Position ACT circuit open Bank 2)
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2000 Isuzu NPR-HD 5.7L Rotors VIN: 4KLC4B1R4Y
I do not normally work on anything over 1 ton, but this is a good customer and he has two of these 5.7 gas NPR HD's, so much of the drivetrain is regular Chevy stuff that I am familiar with. Anyway, I would like to service the entire vehicle for him and it is ...
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2011 Mini Cooper Countryman S ALL4 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWZC5C58B
This is actually a fixed car, I just want to post and share my experiences with chasing this code. Car came in with evap leak, check gas cap message on dash, so I installed smoke machine to the blue vapor hose connection above front drice axle. Upon smoking th... Trouble codes: P0442 (Evaporative system leak)
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2001 Toyota Solara SE 2.2L tourqe converter VIN: 2T1CG22P81
this transmission is killing me,checked oil schematics and have done everything shy of replaceing case,solenoid is getting 12 volts when commanded on,grounds are good,.have replaced solenoid,tourqe converter and valve assembly more than once.please help at wit...
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2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Hesitation, Ticking noise
Hi everybody and thanks in advance for helping. I have this good friend and customer that came in for a timing belt maintanence service. When we were in there the water pump was seeping so we serviced it with a kit. The tech that I assigned is very compentent ...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Starting VIN: WVWMA23B8Y
VW tech, please help. Car came in with a intermittent problem. Key pull out of ignition but engine not turn off, this happen on us one time, but happen [...] customer more than 5 times in last 2 months. We replace ignition switch (electrical portion) & fuel injec...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Oil Pressure VIN: WVWPD63B12
the oil pressure pegs our gage past 100 psi at cold idle ,it will come down to 25 psi,@ hot idle, than 60 psi 2000 rpm .I have read that the oil pump has a 14.5 bar blow off valve ,which is over 170 psi ,also the oil cooler has a pressure relief valve in it ,b...
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWPD63B34
Please help. We have replaced the crank sensor.car started and ran for a day and a half. towed back in and started and now no start. checked the a/c current from the crank sensor. all with in specs. still have no spark or injector pulse. checked all the ground... Trouble codes: P0321
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2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1VWBN7A36C
vw passat tdi keep giving me code p2200 and p2209 also there was 3rd code po48c i replaced flap modual on exhust pipe code po48c did not come back code p2200 and p2209 keep coming back any thought appreciated. Trouble codes: P2200, P2209
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2007 Audi A4 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: WAUAF78E07
I was helping the other shop. They took apart the sprockets and tensioner from the head without pay attention to the details. Audi uses 16 links between sprocket marks on the 1.8 and the 4.2. I was never able to find that information for this engine. Since the... Trouble codes: P0016.
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Fog Lights VIN: 2GCEK19T3Y
Thank you for your time. int park fuse was bad, left end of dash.problem was the daytime running lights were on & was throwing me off. looking @ wiring diagram specifically fog light relay I had all inputs necessary a4 had 12 volts, fog light fuse had 12 volts...
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2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L A/C Compresspor VIN: 1GNDS13S05
I did not fix the vehicle. I was on vacation and it was given to another technician. Last I heard he installed a control head and it continued to have the same problem until a re-learn procedure was completed. When I return from vacation I'll get the complete ...
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD WT 6.0L long start VIN: 1GCHC29U56
I talked to the customer and he says the vehicle has been starting great. I'm not convinced it has been fixed and maybe the problem will show up again once it gets cooler. thanks everyone for the help Trouble codes: P0622, P1637.
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2006 Dodge Dakota ST 3.7L airbag light VIN: 1D7HW22K66
Thanks guys for your help i did figure it out. The light would remain on and i just smacked the passenger side seat and it went out. I replaced the passenger side seat module and recalibrated it and all was good. The strange thing there were no other codes p...
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDR15X2R
Thanks all for your help. What finally fixed this was I disconnected the battery overnight then hooked it up and test drove until the MIL came on. Did the KOEO test and low and behold there was a code for an 02 sensor. For some reason the ECU seemed to be hung...
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Hvac VIN: 1FTDX18W3V
Will have to agree with those that thought head gasket. I jacked up the truck sky high in the front and then put a yellow coolant funnel on the fill of the Degas Bottle and filled the funnel about half way so now this is definately the highest point in the sy...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Pedal Sinks VIN: 1FTNW20FX1
It ended up being the Hydro boost. After closer inspection, i noticed that the inside of the cab where the hydroboost connects to the brake pedal was sipping. anyways thanks for the help
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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTWW30P45
Thanks to all for your support. I pulled #8 injector looking for o-ring damage or copper washer issues, to find nothing obvious. I put 4 injectors in the left bank, and all is well.
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2007 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FAFP53U67
I found the EGR valve leaking so replaced that and the idle and BARO HZ and MAF gm/sec where still not correct. I replaced it with a Ford OEM MAF sensor and all is good. Baro and gm/sec are with in spec and car idles fine. I guese there is a difference between... Trouble codes: P0316.
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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L monitors won't pass VIN: JHMCG5655X
Did the hard reboot, disconnected the battery, touched the cables together waited 5 min then hoked the cables back up and tok for a atest drive. Within 5 miles all monitors passed except EVAP. Thanks agan for that info.
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2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Oil VIN: 2HGES15802
Pulled the transmission, replaced the rear main seal again (Honda seal again). No excess play on crank with dial indicator, so I felt it should do the trick. Checked vehicle yesterday after 2 weeks of use by customer, engine is dry. I guess even the OE seals c...
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2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJEB01T03
Thanks for all the help, I took Dans recommendation and did a library request. Alldata sent me everything I needed. It wasnt that bad actually. Thanks again
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2000 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L Rear Wiper VIN: 1J4FF68S2Y
thanks for the ideas,but never did locate short.customer felt that rear wiper on a 14 year old vehicle wasnt worth spending alot of time and money on.
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2006 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L Suspension VIN: SALAE25466
remove & clean the switch & it works fine, looks like customer spil some coke,coffee , who knows, its all good now
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Suspension VIN: WDBHA29G3X
Thank you for all the replies, special thanks for Don. Problem is the upper strut bushings fall apart, replace rear strut & bushings, no further noise. Customer all happy now after a long struggle with this ignoring noise, you guys are great.
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2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE32K04
Customer took the vehicle at this time. vacuum valve and canister valve are getting voltage and are operating, also pressure sensor is changing when I run test. The verus pro goes through the 6 steps of the test and my pressure sensor reading moves accordingly... Trouble codes: P0446.
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2008 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L steering rack
the problem was at the cow panel 2 bolts was slack.
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: WVWRL61J74
we referred customer to dealer due to the fact several of the on board computers were bad and they needed to be reprogrammed.they also suspected that when charging battery terminals were crossed causing damage to the computers.they did put in aa new ecm and ar...
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1997 Volvo 960 2.9L starting VIN: YV1944816V
hi guys it started ,its a fix,believe or not i just went from where i started and jumperd the dual alarm relay contact 50e to 50f and fired straight away .i d like to thank the three guys who tried and took the time to help me out ,thanks alot i realy apprecia...
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