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2004 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L Right Front Window VIN: JH4DC53094
Right front window will only go down. Check power and ground at the window switch; good. Using a test light at the window switch side connector going to the motor; the test light lights up with the switch up and down position. At this point, power and ground i...
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2007 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Radio, interior lights VIN: WAUKH74F37
My customer had car at dealer, they stated that there is a water leak at sun roof and water getting into dash and radio. Also said it needs a new battery. Battery was at 12.2 volts and tested at low end of good on load tester, What I would expect from a partia...
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2010 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Oil Pressure VIN: WAUBFAFL0A
We have low oil pressure after we did a rebuilt cylinder head due to a burnt valve
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1995 BMW M3 3.0L Clutch Pedal VIN: WBSBF9322S
Client states clutch pedal gets stuck to floor at times. Condition cannot be duplicated at shop. Checked clutch spring under foot well, ok. Checked pedal bushings, seem ok. Has anyone run into this problem. Thanks
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2006 Buick Rendezvous CXL 3.6L #2 cyl misfire VIN: 3G5DA03796
Only code I get is for EVAP vent P0449 need to drop tank to repair. The problem started last year but quit when we went north for 6 months, started back up in Feb when we came back to FL, the car bucks between 45 and 60 mph (1400 to 1800 rpm's) in OD only goin...
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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.3L Air bag VIN: 1GCEC14X18
Could the SDM need to be programmed even though I never touched it? The rest of the vehicle is in pristine shape, rarely driven far and serviced regularly. No signs of accident or water damage. Never flooded. Scanned can bus and found no faults, removed and in...
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2009 Chevrolet Aveo LT 1.6L Door Locks VIN: KL1TG56E99
Customer came in with issue with door locks not unlocking. Or would not stay unlocked. Upon inspection. When you use the keyfob to unlock door the doors(all 4) will unlock for second and then relock as fast. You have to manually pull up on the door lock and op...
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.7L fuel gauge VIN: 1D7HU18D24
Fuel gauge will not work intermittently after fueling the truck only, if it does not work after fueling, the customer states he will shut the truck off than restart it to make the gauge work.
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1975 Ford F-250 Ranger 6.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: F25MRW4041
I have a 1975 ford f 250 ramger with an old 390 in it it came to us because of a [...] we replaced the cylinder heads with new ones and new valves because the old ones were cracked the truck now idles and runs better but there is still a misfire in cylinder...
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2005 Ford F650 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3FRNF65Z45
Truck came into our shop severely over heated with large amounts of combustion in the cooling system. Driver side cylinder head had gotten so hot that the injectors were froze in the cups and had to be pounded out from the back side. We replace head gaskets, i...
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2006 Ford Five Hundred SEL 3.0L fuse # 48 VIN: 1FAFP24196
I have this Ford 500 with the 3.0 in it and last week we replaced the very worn engine with a 50k used engine. He drove it out and the next day the alternator went bad. Replaced the alternator and he drove the Vehicle for about a week and a half with no proble...
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2012 Ford Fiesta SE 1.6L compressor VIN: 3FADP4EJ9C
got a 2012 ford fiesta ac problem. system is charged switched relay for clutch no change when compressor is running low side goes to 25#'s high side climbs to 310 and commands compressor off all sensors working ambient ect car has not been wrecked blow air acr...
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1999 GMC Yukon SLT 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKEK13R8X
Vehicle came in for coolant leak, Found intake gasket leaking at corners as they do. At this time the only codes were o2 sensor low voltage codes. Also found the fuel spider was leaking in intake as well. We replaced the spider and the lower intake gaskets and... Trouble codes: P1345 (Cam and crank correlation)
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2009 Honda Accord LX-S 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCP26389
I have checked and recheck all the pinpoint steps to no fix. Replaced VTC actuator because intake cam would just move back and forth and would not stay in the locked position. After replacing, cleared CKP learn, relearned CKP and still have the same issue, wil... Trouble codes: P1009 (VTC advance malfunction)
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2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L engine control relay VIN: KMHDN46D54
this Hyundai doesn't want to start sometimes. when it doesn't start it cranks but no spark. I noticed when no start the cel and engine control relay rapidly flutter on and off. I checked the power feed to relay control and is good but the ground from ecm pin 6...
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L vacuum door locks VIN: WDBAB33C0F
Hello, folks. The owner of this well preserved turbodiesel Benz would like his vacuum operated door locks to work. I tried looking up vacuum diagrams for this vehicle, and Mithell's are woefully inadequate. The only show 6 lines under hood, and there are WAY m...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L Differential VIN: 4JGAB57E23
got this vehicle towed.when putting in drive the vehicle feels like something binding in drive train. its doesn't want to roll freely and seems like something jamming up in drive train or diff. when lifting the vehicle on a hoist everything seems free and no b...
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2003 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L MIL Lamp on
thank you in advance for any help! retrieved code p0154 tried to follow diagnostic tree but wasnt very helpful so i thought maybe i should just try replacing the sensor with oem since the data on pid was slow to respond on bank 2 compared to bank 1 , but ligh... Trouble codes: P0154 (oxygen sensor circuit malfunction bank2 sensor1)
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2005 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3FH79Y65
Hello, sometimes you should stop while your ahead. This convertible Saab came in with the top inop. t/s inop., the shift lock would release one time if you started with your foot on the brake pedal, after that one shot you would have to recycle the key and do ...
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2001 Toyota Echo 1.5L Third And 4th Clutch VIN: M201G01181
Hi this is a daihatsu yrv 1300cc turbo engine ,tip tronic trans , i had to put it as a toyota cause its not listed ,the problem is that when i start driving this car it works normal till i reach 70 km an hour then it jumps into neutral ,i ve changed the trans ...
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2001 Toyota Solara SE 2.2L monitors VIN: 2T1CG22P01
No codes found. Will not clear monitors for EGR,CAT, AND EVAP. What is the proper drive cycle procedure for this problem ?
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1997 Volvo 850 2.4L Clutch VIN: YV1LW5548V
Need some advice,We did a routine clutch replacement on this vehicle 1 year ago.Clutch was obviously abused and what I like to call a BLUE PLATE speacial.Well a year later it is back, slipping again.I realy can't find anything wrong with our work and there is ...
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2005 Volvo XC90 V8 4.4L Misfire VIN: YV1CZ85235
hello fellow techs, have a Volvo xc90 here with number 8 cylinder miss. I have swapped coils, plugs, compression checked 175psi, checked injector drop compared to others all same, and checked for vaccum leaks found none. miss does not change it is more so unde... Trouble codes: 03080
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2004 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L Cluster / odome VIN: WAULT68E24
The customer didn't bring the car back for further diagnostic . He sold it as is. Thanks very much for you help.
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1999 Chevrolet K2500 7.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCGK24J9X
I would like to start by saying thank you to all that have helped. I disconnected regulator, maf sensor, and changed oil. it still ran the same. I hooked up a fuel gauge when it was running really bad and had 55psi, turned off engine and fuel dropped ...
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2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Starting VIN: 1G1ND52JX3
Thanks for all the responses. After watching output voltage on the ignition switch for a few days without being able to get a symptom, I took a shot and replaced the ignition switch. The customer was having trouble every couple of days. It has been almost 2 we...
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2013 Chevrolet Volt 1.4L HV Charging System VIN: 1G1RH6E45D
Thank you all for your replies. The problem was codes in the other modules for the HV system. I was not able to clear them as I was using the tech 2 in pass through to program and it had no ability to clear the codes. Took to local dealer, he cleared the codes...
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2004 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Washer Pump VIN: 1D4GP24R54
Although we are fairly certain we have narrowed the problem down to the Front Control Module, the customer has not elected to procede with the repair at this time, so we have no confirmation of the diagnosis or repair. Should the module be replaced in the fut...
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2006 Dodge Dakota Laramie 4.7L Trans high temp code and light VIN: 1D7HW58N86
Thanks for all the tips. It turned out to be the pcm. We tried to save the client some money and went with used. It took several different units but we finally found one that we could flash. We drove vehicle for almost 100 miles and have not seen the light com...
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2008 Dodge Ram 1500 SXT 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HU18218
Thanks for all your help. I did the battery disconnect & hold connectors together method & this seems to have done the trick. Customer has been gone a few weeks & we have not heard back from him which is good news. I don't know why some dodge makes have the b... Trouble codes: P0404 (EGR Position sensor).
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1987 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTCF15N0H
The ignition module- as many suggested-ended up being the fix-As stated in my update we bypassed the ignition switch by jumping the coil directly to the battery-still had no ignition in run-new module and all is well-Thanks for the help-Deke Trouble codes: 21 (Ect out of range), 18 (No tach), 25, KN0CK, SENS0.
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Cuts out VIN: 1J4GX48N01
First of all, thanks to all the people that responded to this problem. The fix was a new MAP sensor. The truck has gone for 2 weeks so far so good.
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2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged 4.2L Radio / Nav VIN: SALSH23468
Think you for the inputs. In the end I could not find the issue (Not sure there was one, because there were some things I read that suggested it was normal operation). Like when I turn the volume up while the key was out it would say operating on lower power...
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1995 Lincoln Continental Diamond Anniversary 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNLM97V3S
Well gang, this stinkin Lincoln is finally fixed. Thanks to all of you for all your help, it was a struggle. We checked all the other modules for communication, they talked, checked for 5 volt v-ref, had it, removed the 3 fuses in the fuse box that were more o...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L ignition switch VIN: 4JGAB54E12
After posting this request for help we tried one more time and the switch turned. We installed the switch and everything worked.
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2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 4M2ZU66W6Z
found a vacuum hose disconnected at intake manifold
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2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off-Road 4.0L Low Fluid VIN: 5N1AR18W56
I haven't discovered where the oil is going but have recommended replacing trans cooler as a preemptive strike. Thanks.
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2001 Saturn L200 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JU52F81
I would like to thank those who replied. Well the 2.3 to 2.8v from the ftps is where it all went down hill. With using a solus ultra that is only one yr. old that read 1.5v following the trouble tree which said replace ftps I did. WRONG! Still read 1.5v. With ... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap fault).
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