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1997 Acura RL 3.5L Misfire, not firing left bank VIN: JH4KA9643V
We have a Acura that is not firing the coils on the left bank. This vehicle came into our shop originally with the timing belt several teeth off, the customer had tried to do his own belt at home. We redid the belt and it ran fine. A few days later he returned... Trouble codes: P1304, P1305, P1306
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2001 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HNYD18691
customer trying to pass smog, check engine light on, code for evap system. found bypass valve leaking, replaced both valves at evap canister. ran monitors and NOW we have a p0171 lean code, just as we were pulling it on the dyno, the light flipped on. long ter...
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAN3341Y
P0 1188 AND PO 1189 get pending after driving car for 10 miles,both o2 sensor had been replace,pcv system hoses and valve,what else should I checked for this code,it needs to pass state emissions,please help Trouble codes: P1188 (control bank 1 sensor 1 malfunction fuel trim), P1189 (control bank sensor 2 malfunction fuel trim)
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2005 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L drivers seat VIN: 5UXFA13525
drivers seat controls inop as well as steering wheel adjustment. check fuse 26 and 32-ok. checked connections on seat control module all seated ok. check for power from connector out of floor at seat. large red wire has no power. if i apply power to this wire ...
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2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Cuts out, Stall, VIN: 1G4HP54K81
Hello all, The car in question came in with a complaint of stalling and hard starting. Customer explained to us that he already replaced: Harmonic Balancer, Fuel Pump and some fuel lines, Crank Sensor, Ignition Module, Spark Plugs, Relays (which ones unknown)... Trouble codes: P0135 (O2 sensor B1S1), P0440 (Evap), P1351 (Ignition Coil I may have caused this code), P1374 (3x reference circuit problem)
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1950 Chevrolet Fleetline Special 3.8L Camber/Caster
I have been trying to get the camber & caster adjusted . I have manuals for this vehicle and I am not sure how to do this. I have removed the grease fitting from the rear of the upper control arm outer pivot to access the caster adjuster. But I am not too sure...
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1998 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L ABS module VIN: 1GCGK29R2W
Hello Everyone! This truck is about to drive me crazy. We replaced the front brakes and calipers on it over a year ago, and didn't realize until after that we had used contaminated brake fluid to bleed it. Long story short, we ended up replacing anything that ...
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2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Starting VIN: 1G1ND52JX3
Thanks to all in advance, 2003 Malibu very intermittently will crank and not start. I have not been able to test very much, as the problem is quite intermittent and short lived. It happens to the customer once every couple of days, but not to me. On the one ti...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L hub VIN: 2GCEK13T05
Hello Everyone, This truck came to me after many repairs and an on going problem. First the lf hub was replaced because of defective bearing. Within only a few miles bearing was bad again. Hub was replaced again. soon was bad. Throughout the process the owner...
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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 5.3L oil pressure VIN: 2GCEC13J48
original engine had a misfire which ended up being a broken valve spring with the valve dropping down and damaging the piston at 168,000 miles. this problem has been going on since the replacement engine was installed, used engine had 38,000 miles out of a 201...
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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L ignition system VIN: 2C8GF68495
05 Chrysler pacifica came to our shop with a no start condition we checked coils for fire and injectors for pulse some of them fire at times them it will stop and fire at a different cylinder I have toned all coil and injector wires back to ECM all toned good....
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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L No Start VIN: 3C3AY75S55
replaced pcm, with chrysler unit, went through tech-authority website with car-daqplus to program pcm. Tech authority 2534 program shows current programming no updates available. pcm keeps setting 1602 no program installed. using DRB pcm shows correct module i... Trouble codes: P1602
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2010 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 4.0L cylinder 5 VIN: 2A4RR8DX1A
I have a 2010 Chrysler Town & Country that is continuously misfiring at cylinder 5. I have replaced the spark plug, ignition coil, and fuel injector and it is still misfiring. On our scanner, we cancel injector 5 and there is no change. Does anyone have any id...
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1993 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Mechanical VIN: 1B7FL23X6P
This thing has got be baffled the rear brakes are dragging and are getting hot. The rear brake shoes are installed correctly, they are not over adjusted they are actually adjusted on the loose side. This truck does have rear abs. I just have never had a master...
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1998 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4FP2539W
This vehicle would cut out and run poorly when Hot, on an intermittent basis. I found the connector at the distributor to not have the wires locking properly (backing-out). Replaced connector, cleared codes and it ran great for a couple of days until it got ho... Trouble codes: P1391 (Intermittent loss of Cam signal)
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1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Coolant leak VIN: 2HGEJ8641W
Looking for the the coolant tube not available from Honda. Has anyone use a fitting from a different manufacture? to fix this leaking rioted steel tube, it presses in to the intake manifold 5/8 by pass hose with A 8mm branch coming off it. I may tap & put bras...
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2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Airb ag Light On VIN: 1HGEM22084
Car has a Airbag Light On and Retrieved a 9-3 code from airbag module having trouble finding what this code references. Thanks
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2006 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L battery light on VIN: 5FNYF18566
Car was brought in with the battery light on, we checked charging system output and found 14.00v @ battery. I'm reluctant to condemn the alt. as I found two cases on the Pilot forum where both the alt. & battery were replaced without any success and two cases ...
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2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged 4.2L Radio/Nav VIN: SALSH23468
Good day to all; Got a 2008 Rover that the battery is draining and it is because the radio and nav system stays on all the time. Has any one seen this or have an idea what direction to look in?
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2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged 4.2L Radio / Nav VIN: SALSH23468
Thought we had this one licked but customer came to pick it up and it started acting up again. The radio and nav system is able to power up and will not shut off when the key is removed. Took the key 80 feet away from vehicle to total other side of building an...
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Steering
Hi all, I have a problem with the steering on this 560sl. The power steering works but the steering does not self centre after turning a corner. It does try to self center but does not go all the way. I drove another model the same that we had in the shop and ...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L no shift no reverse
Hi all, customer bought this ml at auction,it is a bank repo. Has code p0513 in transmission module, (no CAN message from control unit N73(eis / ezs)). When car is started in park you can feel the car larch forward; in reverse it also moves forward as if in dr...
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2006 Mitsubishi Outlander LS 2.4L Turn Signal VIN: JA4LX31F06
This customer complains that the turn signal sign on the dash board both blinks when you place the turn signal in the left or right side. It happens sometime. The turn signals work the proper way outside but it blinks both lights on the dash also it blinks the...
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1987 Nissan D21 2.4L wont rev VIN: 1N6ND11S7H
Vehicle came in with the fan thru the radiator. Swapped engines with a NICE junkyard engine that was previously rebuilt, still has paperwork on it and looks great. The engine acts like it has a rev limiter on it. Wont rev more than 2400 or so. I checked othe...
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2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off-Road 4.0L Low Fluid VIN: 5N1AR18W56
Got a head scratcher here. this truck stopped by a couple weeks ago, trans slipping. Checked fluid and added 3 quarts. Made an appointment to follow up and find the leak.The whole transmission area is clean and dry. there is no intermingling with the coolant, ...
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1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L Shift solenoid removal VIN: 1G3AJ55MXS
Shift solenoid is bad. Removing side pan to replace. Have pan unbolted and loose but wondering how to get pan out. Looks like may have to remove AC line and or motor mounts & raise transaxle or is there some other trick to get side pan out? I have already remo...
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2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G2NF52E0Y
Hi everyone, and thank you for your time reading this. Customer had car towed to us late yesterday with a no-start complaint. car turns over great and will run when accellerator is pressed slightly. scanned, only found egr code, i did check to see if stuck ope... Trouble codes: P1404 (EGR Closed Performance)
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2009 Pontiac Vibe 2.4L head lights& dash lights VIN: 5Y2SP67089
The headlights & dash lighting will occasionally go out for 2-5 seconds when switched from dim to bright. It only occurs when that change is made, and of course, it is intermittent. The wiring schematic is somewhat confusing as to how the headlighting and dash...
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2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: WP1AE2A21B
Hi friends this car comes with over heating problem, in 20 minutes temp is 200 F then it gones 250, there is no coolant loose, i replaced coolant temperature sensor thinking that it was provide bad reading, fan is working ok, some body has this issue, i think ...
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2006 Saturn Vue 3.5L altenator VIN: 5GZCZ63416
I replaced the alt for noise. since then if car sits overnight. when i start it in the morning the battery voltage spikes to 19 volts and the ipc shuts down. it only does it for a min or so then is normal. i have replaced the alt 3 times now and still does it....
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2009 Saturn Vue XR 3.6L power steering VIN: 3GSCL53719
Power steering works when first started, after driven 5 minutes we loose power assist. We pulled lines and nothing was blocked that we could see. Rack and pump made no difference.
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2007 Suzuki XL-7 3.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
vehicle come in shop needing timing chains replaced, after replace vehicle ran great, test drove around 50 miles with no issues, delivered vehicle to customer, three days later code p0021 intake cam bank 2 problem, info is very vague, any help is great help Trouble codes: P0021 (cam phaser systen bank 2 intake)
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1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L abs light VIN: 4T1BF18B5W
Had abs and trac light on with abs active at the end of a stop.Even though the lights were on we had no codes.Sent owner out and to return in 1 week to see if a code set.1 week later we have a code for a left rear sensor which we replaced.No more abs active at...
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2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4L Door Locks VIN: 4T1BB3EK5B
Hi Toyota Techs, Our customer states that as he aproaches his vehicle with the key fob in his pocket his doors will unlock with no command. The customer is not touching the door handle or the key fob buttons. We are so far unable to duplicate this problem.
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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L airbag light VIN: WBAGL63452
hello I have not had too much time to spend on this..hd to go away ...But once I find the fix I will re-post and include the fix..I have to close this per site rules. Thanks for all your replies!!
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2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Surge VIN: 1G1ND52J6Y
Like I said in my update, I disconnected the wire connector to the EGR valve and the problem went away. I installed a new EGR valve and it's running great. Thank you one and all for taking the time to give me some feed-back.
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 5.3L 3023-atc T-Case VIN: 2GCEK13M77
Thank all that replied. This truck was not a 2007 classic so It has a steering rack not a gear, but thanks great info about having the center link backwards on a classic 07 and older. Thank you Paul from Michigan and Allan from Virginia. The r/f cv axle was le...
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L convertor VIN: 1FTPW14534
I wish I had a conclusion but have not heard back from the customer. I was going to try the instant shutter fix and if that made a difference I would have done a full service on the transmission. I could have just started throwing parts at it in the first plac...
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1993 Honda Accord SE 2.2L speed sensor VIN: JHMCB7686P
I want to thank everyone for their replies. First time pulling abs codes on a obd1 Honda. When James from California stated the D4 codes are transmission codes. I had a (palm of hand hitting forehead) moment. I realized it is the same check connector to pull ...
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2008 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNYF28608
THANKS TO ALL WHO RELIED.SIMPLE OIL CHANGE DID THE TRICK. Trouble codes: P2647.
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2005 Kia Rio 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12505
Manny thanks to Tyler and Paul. When scoping 02s at connector and at computer got different crossover rates. Repaired oil soaked and mangelled wiring harness at drivers side head area, and that took care of the o2 codes . As far as cam pending , scoped again ,... Trouble codes: P0133 (Upsteam 02 slow responce), P0340.
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10UXX
The oil pressure checked out fine with 20 psi hot idle and 55 psi 3000 rpm hot. Checked the screens they were clear. replaced vvt for bank 1 code hasn't returned and runs fine. thanks for the help, especially the location of the screens, alldata was of no hel... Trouble codes: P1349.
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WDBRH64JX2
I am still waiting for the customer to bring the vehicle back. I received many excellent tips & info, thanks everybody for their time. I will update this post when the vehicle comes back. Thanks Brandon Trouble codes: P0128.
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2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF73597
Thank you to all that replied. I did replace the High pressure fuel pump and that resolved the issue. I also replaced the hard metal line from the pump to the rail as suggested. I did not notice any difference in the new line from the old one. I believe reusi... Trouble codes: 2880 (High Pressure System), 2FD7.
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1971 Porsche 914 4 1.7L fuel pump relay VIN: 4712910864
As we knew we would find upon opening both relays, we found the red (911 615 108 01) has a diode and the black (911 615 109 01) does not. The question is: did Porsche supply the wrong part # for this application, or is it the right number incorrectly manufact...
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2001 Suzuki Vitara JX 2.0L Crankshaft VIN: 2S3TD52V31
Thanks to all reply's. Easy fix. Put thread sealer on bolts and solved leak. Sorry no long detailed fix, but some things are that simple. Thanks, al
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1989 Toyota Pickup 2.4L headlights
SORRY FOR BEING LATE CLOSING THIS ONE THREE WIRES GOING BACK IN ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE HAD BROKEN WHERE THE HARNESS HAD FELL DOWN . AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP
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1993 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: JT4RN93P4P
This little Toy is fixed. I replaced injector #1, along with new intake gaskets to complete the job and rule out an internal antifreeze or vacuum leak. Held my breath when I fired it up but it purrs beautifully. Thanks so much to each one who took the time t...
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2006 Toyota RAV4 2.4L Unknown VIN: JTMBD33V36
Customer has decided to trade the vehicle in. I do think the problem is in the convertor. Thanks for all the help
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Starting VIN: WVWMA23B8Y
Thank you for all the replies especially Robert, Charles & Inaki, we replace a 4 pins brake light switch & has been over 10 days, so far so good when I check with the customer this morning. I will call this is a fix. I really appreciate all your inputs, otherw...
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2006 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RH59276
Vehicle is fixed.We had the pump out several times thinking we kinked a line but it turned out to be a loose pin in the connector to the cem.Every time it was plugged back in the pin would push out just enough to lose contact with the cem..Thanks for the sugge... Trouble codes: P0089, P0087.
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2006 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RH59226
thanks to all of you who takes time to help me , i think that the problem is the cem but whit the fact that i could not instal a old one and reprograme it i send the Customer to the dealer. Trouble codes: U0002, P600, P0700.
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