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2007 Acura MDX 3.7L accessories VIN: 2HNYD28357
Rattling / chattering noise from serpentine belt area. Noise begins after warming up for 3-5 minutes. Noise is at idle, goes away at 1300 to 1500 rpm. Similar to noise created when a large chunk of converter rattles. Much deeper noise than a heat shield. With ...
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2003 Audi A4 1.8L low compression VIN: WAUVC68E93
Here is the problem, I purchased this vehicle as a mechanics special. The first problem I found was a blocked converter which I had replaced. Vehicle still had a misfire in #2 cyl upon furter diagnosis while on a test driving the car the upper radiator hose ca...
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1998 Buick Riviera 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G4GD2210W
This car is a headache. 3 Years this customer has been complaining of an intermittent misfire. It rarely presents itself during it's extended stay in our care, and as Murhpy's law would have it, only when the scope/scanner has sat idle long enough to turn off.... Trouble codes: P0341 (History code for Cam Sensor)
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1993 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 7.4L Stall VIN: 1GBGK26N8P
Gentlemen, I have a difficult one in the shop, been here for a month. 93 big block. Working on it every time I have a chance. Was brought here in the typical way, customer had fiddled with it and replaced several sensors, and finally brought it to me for the ...
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1994 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Ignition VIN: 2C3ED56F4R
Car was towed to the shop and it was one our regular's chrysler Lhs . Customer complained that while driving the car suddenly shut down . He pulled over , tried to start the car, started for a short time the shutoff and this it would not start. Since its obd1 ...
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2007 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 4.0L Stall VIN: 2A8GF68X37
Customer brought car in a week ago stating it died while driving. she said it started back up and just wanted us to take a quick look. check for faults in ecm and tcm-no faults. test drove-cold not duplicate concern. checked on internet for similiar complaints...
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1997 Dodge Dakota 3.9L No start/shut down VIN: 1B7GL23X2V
Truck was brought to me for intermittent cut off/no start condition. Found bad water pump and blown head gasket on right bank. Repaired these and installed a new ECT. Truck ran fine for a a couple of days, cut off on owner. I replaced the sync sensor which app...
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2004 Dodge Durango Limited 5.7L No Start VIN: 1D4HB58D04
Engine starts cold no problem. When hot will not start normally, but if you barely push down on gas pedal it will start every time
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1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L all gauges VIN: 1FDRE1462W
this is a strange one, replaced starter and everything was fine for a few hours, customer brings van back and says gauges are going crazy. if you turn key on,no crank, all gauges except oil gauge go to 0, oil gauge goes to high. when you crank van all gauges g...
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L All Systems Controlled By Gem VIN: 1FMZU34E3W
Thanks ahead of time to those who respond. The problem is that the gem is intermittent. I have pulled the module and tested all power and grounds. I have tested the relays involved in powering up module. I have pulled the fuse panel and checked for water intru...
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2010 Ford E-150 5.4L Stall
vehicle runs and drives fine only has problem when hvac blower is turned to low it dies and wont start unless you turn blower speed up Trouble codes: P060, P0316, P0685, P0690
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1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Hesitation VIN: 1HGEJ8145W
98 Honda VETC stumbles on acceleration. No Codes. Car has been worked on by several local shops. Found service bulletin HSN 0402-07 which describes fuel cut off because of delayed oil supply issues at the VTEC pressure switch and the computer cuting off fuel. ...
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2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.0L ecm VIN: 1J8HR48M48
once ecm was replaced we had a skim code and no start. can not program vin with snap on verus. my iflash is down so I had truck towed to dealer. they tell me they can not reprogram a used ecm to this truck. any one have any experience with this?
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2005 Kia Optima LX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAGD12615
vehicle has repeated visits with code p0401 EGR insufficient flow detected - repeated all tests i could find and cannot get light to stay out longer than 2-3 days - help in solving mystery is appreciated and thank y'all in advance Trouble codes: P0401
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1994 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4CR13X0R
This is my plow truck,and it sits around most of the time.it came due for inspection,and it failed two speed idle test.idle is great,but once the throttle is cracked open it starts stinking up a storm!for awhile now it has intermittently stumpled/misfire while... Trouble codes: 117 (Cts low volts), 172 (Lean bank 1), 173 (Rich bank 1), 543 (Fuel pump secondary), 512 (Kam test failure)
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2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L convertible VIN: WDBKK49F71
I am having trouble with the convertible top hyd leaking down. I had the car in last mount and resealed the front latch cylinder due to leaking.(It is not leaking now.) The trouble is after you close the top in about 5-10 min the switch lite comes on and will ...
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2008 Mercedes-Benz S550 5.5L Suspension Module VIN: WDDNG71X18
Not a German Tech, but... did a trans filter and fluid service to vehicle prior to suspension control light illuminating. Light comes on intermittently after driving. Code 6000 "supply voltage of the control unit is too low(under voltage)" I did nothing specia...
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2007 Mercury Mariner Luxury 3.0L 2-3 flair shift no 4th VIN: 4M2YU81137
any input would be appreciated.im out of ideas
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2009 Nissan Quest 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1BV28U99
We got a 2009 Nissan Quest here with fuel trim problems at idle. The short term fuel trim constantly cycles from 25% to 0% to 25% (im reading this in OBD2 data) and we notice a surge in idle speed. Also the idle is high, about 1000+ in park/neutral. I tried... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0174 (Lean bank 2)
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1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L Coolant sensor VIN: 1GHDX03E8W
Customer came in complaining of low coolant light coming on. Found classic intake gasket leak. Customer did not have the funds to replace at the time. Fast forward a couple of months and customer decides to have it repaired. Change gaskets and install new ther...
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2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L Stall VIN: 1G3NL52E92
Thanks for reading, my question is GM Passlock system would make engine stall out at anytime hot or cold? After stall try restart, it 's no crank, ( jump starter direct crank and spark at plug wire) cycle key couple time always start again on its own. As mine ... Trouble codes: P1626 (Anti Theft system)
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2000 Saturn SL1 1.9L all shifts VIN: 1G8ZH5283Y
working through this information the test drive revealed the problem was injector driver in ecm and had guy come by and flash ecm and solve problem - ok - engine run smooth on four and all was well a BUT then gears shifted hard and p1371 set - did proscribed t...
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1994 Toyota T100 SR5 3.0L ignition timing VIN: JT4VD20A8R
Hi Toyota techs.This T100 will not accelerate when the timing is set to 10 degrees.Upon checking with a timing light and watching the scanner,I realized the timing is retarding about 15 or 20 degrees on throttle opening.Checked G1,G2,and NE coils resistance in...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL TDI 1.9L Mechanical VIN: WVWRR61J45
Engine cranks will not start sounds like out of timing following things we checked ? fuel pressure ok? compression ok? timing ok? back pressure ok we even both timing kit for diesel engine changed the cam end crank sensors cleaned egr valv there is signal ...
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1998 Volvo V90 2.9L fuel pulse spark VIN: YV1KW9601W
I got this car from another shop when they had it it would start interm. they worked on it now no start. I pined out the computer I have no outputs no htz to coil cam and crank sensor in speck at computer. this is a us car no chip in key the shop I got it from...
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2006 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L front left sidemarker light, right rear tail light VIN: YV1MS38246
Hello group, for todays headache I have this Volvo s40. complaint is that right rear taillight is not working, and the left front marker was out so I replaced that bulb and found that for about a second they are on. No power to either. on the scanner you can s...
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1997 Acura RL 3.5L Misfire, not firing left bank VIN: JH4KA9643V
Well this one is fixed. Thanks for all the replies. Turned out to be a connection issue in the wiring harness above the ignition module. I found it with a old fashioned wiggle test. With the vehicle running rough I started tugging on the harness and it smoothe... Trouble codes: P1304, P1305, P1306.
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2007 Audi A6 3.2L Ignition VIN: WAUAH74F87
We learned a lot and we'd like to thank everyone that responded. We learned that when CAN is down and you can't pull codes, circuit 15 can be completed by depressing the brake pedal then you can extract codes, Thank You also to Auto Logic support team for this...
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2013 Audi A4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEFBFL7D
The customer opted to send the vehicle to the dealer. We did not have the wiring diagram to continue fault tracing the problem. We were on a good path to finding the problem but got stuck due to the lack of the information. Thank you to everyone who helped. Trouble codes: P2026 (10537 EVAP system leak detection or fuel vapor temp sensor p2026 -00 175 signal too low permanent).
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2005 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L drivers seat VIN: 5UXFA13525
Special Thanks to Dan from Ontario who provided the link for the wiring diagrams on this car. traced the issue to the power cut out relay in dash behind glove box. would have never found it without your help.
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1998 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L brake pedal VIN: 1GNEC13RXW
Thanks for all the replies and help, there were lots of them. The ones that made the most sense were about air being trapped in the ABS unit. My AutoEnginuity Scan Tool would not activate ABS on this Tahoe so I drove it and stomped the brakes several times on ...
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1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L Crank Relearn VIN: 3GNEC16R9X
The problem was a faulty brake switch with 6 wires. The brake switch signal to VCM was stuck at 12 volt even when brake pedal is applied. I simply cut the wire (terminal 10, C4) to fool the VCM and performed the crank relearn successfully.
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2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDS13S45
removed intake and valve cover. Found the new chain tensior not fully engaged. Replace tensior and truck running great. Thanks for all the info. Trouble codes: P0017 (Crankshaft Position - Camshaft Position Correlation Bank 1 Sensor B).
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1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L trans temp VIN: 1B4HS28Y0X
i found an open in the harness at the bulkhead repaired that and found more issues at the connector going into the transmission so i replaced the connector and all is good thanks for your help guys
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2003 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP37383
Thanks for all the help guys- we have narrowed the issue down to a possible fuel pump- the customer will "double cycle" the key to prime the system for a while to verify- we will report back if the pump gets replaced. Thanks, Greg and crew
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2007 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6L trans VIN: 1GKEV23707
TCM AND PCM were both programmed and the vehicle shifts nicely. Thanks for all the help!!!
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1996 Honda Accord LX 2.7L cam plug VIN: 1HGCE6649T
This ones out the door you guys are great. every body said loosen up the cam housing just enough to slip it in there. use sealer at the end piece.I loosened up I was worried about disturbing the end at the t belt. when got most of the bolts loose it had wiggle...
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2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE 4.4L wipers / drivers seat VIN: SALSF25496
on the advise of others I started to check the harness for water damage ,, it did have damage from a leak and or the roof drains getting clogged explained to the customer there might be a module or 2 that might have to be replaced ...
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2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE 4.4L Can VIN: SALSK25428
Thanks for the help. It appears that the TCCS is damaged as it lives (and dies) right behind and below the battery. It was covered in acid corrosion and battery cleaner when I removed the battery to inspect it as recommended by Jason [...]. Thanks Jason. We ...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 5.5L Cuts out VIN: WDBUH76J35
The customer finally relented and okayed the replacement of the $4000.00 catalytic converter assembly. I replaced the cats on Monday and have been driving the car daily since then (four days) with no problem. No fault codes have returned. The injector duration... Trouble codes: P0432 (Insufficient left catalytic converter), P0422 (Insufficient rightcatalytic converter), P0300 (Multiple misfire at all cylinders).
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2008 Nissan Versa SL 1.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on, Theft light on VIN: 3N1BC13G18
Thanks everyone for the replies. someone had taken off the steering column for some bodywork related repair and the EPS module has a connector that is identical to the NATS antenna connector. it barely reaches but they managed to swap them. swapped connectors ... Trouble codes: P (1610), P (1610), U (1001).
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2002 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E32
I would like to thanks everyone who help me, but I did make one mistake when it came to smoking the engine and having excessive smoke come from the valve cover gasket. The students didn't have all the hoses plugged off, and there was one connected to the valve... Trouble codes: P0171.
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2007 Toyota Prius Touring 1.5L Mechanical VIN: JTDKB20U87
After some research and help form IATN, We removed and disassembled and found A bad bearing and some light wear in the case where a bearing cup seats. I'm sure this is the source of the noise. Wanted to put pictures up but have been busy. Will post them later...
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2007 Toyota Matrix XR 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1KR32E87
The vehicle returned with the same code, checked all stream, freeze frame etc, could not find anything erroneous, seems to be fixed but don't know for sure what fixed it, why did the code return once after changing both o2 sensors and then didn't come on again... Trouble codes: P0171.
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2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L Reverse VIN: 3VWPL7AJ5A
Thanks for your insight guys. I did perform the basic settings the first time around when I put the new mech unit and speed sensor in and it was good for a about a day, then started acting up again. I replaced this trans with a used unit and all is well now.
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2008 Volvo S80 T6 3.0L Differential VIN: YV1AH99228
THANKS FOR THE HELP GUYS- WE SERVICED THE HALDEX AND RE PACKED THE REAR CV ON THE DRIVE SHAFT- ALL IS WELL! GREEG AND CREW
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