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2006 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L Cuts out VIN: JH4DC53096
The concern with this acura is when you start it somtimes on the first start for the day it cuts out 2 or 3 times then its fine the rest of the day. Its starts and is idling around 1800 to 2000 rpm when cold rpm will drop to almost nothing 2 or 3 times and set... Trouble codes: P2647
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1992 Cadillac Seville 4.9L ride control, traction disabled VIN: 1G6KY53B9N
Hi all, We got in the this old Cadillac that had a bad instrument cluster. We replaced it with a used one, and it works great but now we have 'service ride control' , 'traction disabled' and 'brake fluid' warning on the cluster. I am sure the brake fluid and t...
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2006 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L engine misfire at idle VIN: 2G1WT55K86
have dtc p0301 set. misfire on cylinder one only and off idle it goes away. misfire counter stops counting.i have swapped plug,wires,injector.replaced coil pack.preformed compression test.test for proper injector pulse.whats next?
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1999 Dodge Stratus 2.4L No Start VIN: 1B3EJ46XXX
Hello all, got one kicking my butt. Car towed in died going down the road, crank no start. Push car in, check codes, have the p0340. look at it, looks fairly new, ask customer yep it was changed already. Check fuel pressure have 50 psi. Checked spark, none, in... Trouble codes: P0340
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan EX 3.8L Electronic
all these parts has been done by other shops. a/c comp. will not engage. computer is not grounding a/c clutch relay. I have a code I've never seen.mitchell gives no flow chart for this code. code is D1 engine sensor missing. can't find any information on this.
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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 4.0L Interior VIN: 2D8HN54X98
customer stated a few days ago wipers and dash went crazy with door locks etc... Scan tipm get code u0010. Can not communicate with any other interior module. If i scan d/s door module solus says no communication, back out to go to next module solus kicks you ...
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2010 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L Engine VIN: 2B3AA4CTXA
Car came in with a misfire - running rough at idle. Ran Diag. Tests. Had codes P0306 and P0307. Checked plugs, plugs were showing larger gap. Replaced plugs and boots. Eliminated Cyl #7 misfire, but Cyl #6 is still intermittently misfiring. Ran compression tes...
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2004 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Evap Sensor VIN: 1FMPU15L84
The A/C compressor does not engage. Replace the evaporator temperature sensor and it will work fine for few weeks to a few minutes. Replaced the wiring harness from under hood to the sensor itself. This is a retrofit kit that ford used to fix a freezing evapor...
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1993 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L Water Pump? VIN: JACDH58W0P
Not to familiar with these vehicles. Vehicle came in with coolant leak. Found anti freeze leaking between engine block and transmission bell housing. Removed transmission expecting to see expansion plug leaking. In fact found no explansion plugs at all. Did se...
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2002 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Pcm VIN: SAJDA03P02
Hi we have this S-Type towed in from another shop, and they installed a new GEM module and programmed it but still would not start. I am new to the SDD/IDS software, using a J-2534 Pass Thru and downloaded SDD/IDS from Topix. We fired up the subscription SDD d...
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2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FA44S25
Hope some tachs have seen this problem. Jeep started out intermited but now is setting on start up. Clear codes and start they come back as soon as engine runs for a very short time. Unplugged pcm and tested each heater circuit by ohms each one read 5.1 to 5.7... Trouble codes: P0031 (O2 sensor heater circuit low bank 1 sensor 1), P0037 (O2 sensor heater circuit low bank 1 sensor 2), P0051 (O2 sensor heater circuit low bank 2 sensor 1), P0057 (O2 sensor heater circuit low bank 2 sensor 2)
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Electronic VIN: SALMB11453
A/C panel is inoperative. Will not display or light up.Checked fuse box behind glove box and trunk fuse box - all fuses were good. Has plenty of Freon. Is it common for these control panels to go out?
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2007 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L Instruments VIN: 1G8AJ55F97
#B1001 set in instrument cluster module - Cluster displays "Service Vehicle" in odometer area. I have attempted reprogramming of BCM and PCM -no change. Code will return next key cycle if cleared. Vehicle is owned by used car lot... No history. I see no option...
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2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28BXY
Customer reports engine intermittent surging, MIL and ABS lights on and speedometer reading zero. We replaced the AT speed sensor and cleared engine P0500 but experienced the same conditions right afterward. We then cleared the engine code P0500 again and the ... Trouble codes: P0500 (Speed sensor A fault detected), 33 (Right rear wheel speed sensor fault), 34 (Left rear wheel speed sensor fault), 62 (ABS ECU malfunction)
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2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L hv battery VIN: JTDKB20U95
Hi Techs, Thanks for reading my concerns and needs, this is my first attempt to work on and or learn anything about the Hybrid Prius. This car became available for sale to me with the local dealer telling me it had no problems other than the gas engine had be...
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2006 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L ABS module VIN: 4T1BE32K86
Customer complaint ABS light flashing. Scanned no codes found ABS in test mode so I turned test mode off with my Modis and it stayed off for 2-3 key cycles then started flashing again back in test mode with the scanner removed. so I manually jumped tc and cg a...
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2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L engine speed sensor VIN: YV1CZ91H54
This is a no start with engine speed sensor code.. replaced sensor and still will not start at times. All grounds have been checked and trans has not been replaced. Does any one have the part number for the copper washer that goes under the engine speed sensor...
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2007 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YV1RS59297
This car after the timing components were changed ran fine for a couple of weeks then came back in with cod p0345 & a lousy idle, like it was misfiring. There was only 1 post for this in the archives with 6 replies, most said check timing which I did since we ... Trouble codes: P0345
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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L brake/drive fault VIN: WBAGN63433
Thanks everyone; when I got the car back in to repair I opened hood and found the pressure sensor for stability system was broke. when car left it was not laying there . So I must have bumped it taking out or installing the engine.It must have dislodged while ... Trouble codes: 5EDD, 278D, 87AD.
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2006 Buick Lucerne CXL 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HR57Y16
Customer decded to take car to dealer, i will try to findout what they found and post it later again Thanks Trouble codes: P0134 (Ho2s circuit insufficent bank 1), P0154 (bank2), P0141 (Secondary air injection incorrect air flow), P1133 (Ho2s insufficent switching), P1153 (Ho2s circuit open), U0101 (Lost conn with module tcm).
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1990 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Check Engine Light VIN: 1G1YY2382L
after a few days i started getting a code 33 = map sensor problem. somehow map sensor lost it's ground (darned plastic bodies). I ran a separate ground wire from engine to the map ground on the ecm and that took care of that problem. Without the "A" and "B" te...
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L Flex plate VIN: 2GCEK13T96
Ok, for starters I want to thank everyone for replying to this post. I replaced the dowel and the torque converter. Time will tell but from what I was reading the missing dowel would cause this problem. Crankshaft end play was minimal (didn't take a measuremen...
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2007 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 4.0L air conditioning VIN: 2A8GM68X87
Hello everyone,we looked at the actuators the best we could but the boss didn't want to spend any more time on it so we sent it to the dealers an was told they did a realignment on the doors an that fixed it. WE did a calibration procedure on it but that didn'...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7HA18N62
Hi every body, we finally fixed this baby, it turns out to be the canister purge solenoid vacuum hoses connected backwards. customer told us somebody checked before and did some repairs, My guess is they inverted the solenoid while working on it, it was my fa... Trouble codes: P0455.
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2004 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Cooling Systems VIN: 1D4HB48N74
we installed a new radiator and problem is gone thanks for all the info
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2007 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 6.7L Limp mode VIN: 3D7KR29AX7
Guys, thank you for the information. Here's what I found out: my J2534 won't program the vin or any other information to the TIPM. To my knowledge this is the first Chrysler vehicle newer than 2006 that I have replaced a TIPM in - the others I was always ab...
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1996 Eagle Talon ESi 2.0L Spark VIN: 4E3AK44Y7T
THANKS FOR TRYING GUYS, ALL YOUR RESPONSES WERE GOOD. UPDATE HAVE TESTED WITH KNOWN GOOD PARTS LIKE COIL PACK, CKP SENSOR, CAM SENSOR, REMAN PCM 6 MONTHS AGO, NO TIMING BELT OR COMPRESSION ISSUES, ALL FUSED AND RELAYS GOOD AND IGN SWITCH GOOD. STILL NOT RUNNIN...
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1986 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Starting VIN: 1FABP28M5G
After the 3rd motorcraft solenoid we finally got a winner. Hasn't done it since. Can't believe two new motorcrafts were bad out of the gate. Thanks for your help
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1987 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEF14N3H
Happy Monday men thanks for all your help.u replace switching valve I got from ford I replaced relay as well thank you all for your help god bless
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Steering Rack VIN: 1FAFP52U4W
None of the suggestions received resulted in making the replacement rack work with the variable control valve system. We decided to replace the rack with a conventional unit from a 99 Taurus that offered standard hydraulic steering along with the matching pump...
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2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP36P4Y
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE REPLIES KEEPING IT BASIC. WHEN IT WOULD RUN GOOD, IT WOULD RUN GOOD. COMPRESSION AND TIMING WAS GOOD. PLUGS AND WIRES HAD BEEN REPLACED AT ONE TIME, NOT BY US AND ASSUMING THEY WERE OF GOOD QUALITY IS WHERE I WENT WRONG. AT THE 4-WIRE HOL...
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire
Well customer has decided not to go farther at this point we put a couple hours into this checking almost everything we could think of then posted it to get new ideas. It is looking to be mechanical issue with engine as I did a running compression test and Res... Trouble codes: P0171, P0302, P0303.
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2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMCU04112
thanks for all replies, found tps out of range when idle surge, replaced all good Trouble codes: P1504.
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2007 Ford LCF C450 4.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 3FRLL45Z97
THANK YOU GUYS FOR THE REPLIES.WELL THIS TRUCK STILL RUNS 230DEG AT 75 MPH.WE REMOVE THE WATER PUMP IMPELLER HAD TO CRACKS ALONG THE SHAFT.I TRY TO APPLY SME AND TRY TO TURN THE IMPELLER IT DID NOT MOVE. WE PUT NEW WATER PUMP.DROVE IT STILL SAME THING.STAY AT ...
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2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.4L MIL Lamp on, Limp mode VIN: 1FTSW21R88
Thanks, all, for the replies. We did find a coolant leak at the left seam of the radiator. Apparently it was ingesting air and creating pockets that would find the sensor and cause a jump in coolant temp, especially when towing a load. The customer was advi... Trouble codes: P016B.
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2009 Ford Flex Limited 3.5L flexplate VIN: 2FMEK63C69
Vehicle has left and has been gone about a week. Pretty sure this is the last time we will have to address this concern. If not, I will repost for the archives. Thanks for all the input again
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2005 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES26775
First and foremost, thanks to all of the fellow techs who took time from their busy schedule and went above & beyond the call of duty to offer great guidance, valuable insight, and advice. I had really done my homework on this problem child prior to my origin... Trouble codes: P0135 (Bank 1/ Sensor 1 Heater Circuit).
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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Misfire VIN: KM8SB12B42
Decided to remove the cylinder head and inspect the valve train and cylinder head gasket, did one more leak down test with the cams lifted and found the intake valve for cylinder three, the inner valve, was leaking. Replaced all the valves, guides, and springs... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Cylinder Misfire).
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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Cuts out VIN: KM8SB12B74
scoped crank sensor found ocassionallyt pulling off ground r&r crank sensor found small cracks in sensor housing replaced sensor. also replaced tps just for good measure because of tps going to 0 while under throttle
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1991 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Hydraulic leak VIN: SAJHY1747M
Thank you everyone that replied. With all your replies and some information from Identifix we were able to verify that the hydraulic suspension was disconnected and bypassed. Welsh Enterprises was the company to call they had illustrations and the parts. Again...
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2007 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJWA51A07
THANKS TO ALL! REMOVED ALL PLUGS, PRESSURIZED COOLING, AND WITH THE USE OF A BORE SCOPE FOUND COOLANT IN # 5 CYLINDER. CUSTOMER DECLINED WORK AT THIS TIME. Trouble codes: P0305 (p1316-), P1316 (p1313-), P1313 (p1582-), P1582.
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1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L coolant temp VIN: 1J4FF68S8X
This one is fixed. The (-) 7.2 V on the ground path of the tan/black wire was the difference in voltage (5.4 volts) I was losing at the ECM. I could get it to come back and fourth between 12.6 and 7.2 . And so i tracked down the tan/black wire rubbing on t...
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2010 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 3.0L rear cover leak VIN: WDZPE8CC6A
Customer took vehicle to Mercedes for reseal of cover,no damage to cover was indicated on RO just a regular R&R cover and reseal with new fluid using the same origonal cover.We offered to do the reseal at no charge but customer refused, Dealer also suggested p...
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2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L timing VIN: WMWMF73577
Thank you all for your input on this vehicle. We ended up R@R cylinder head and replacing all exhaust valves. Replaced crank bolt as well, torqued 50Nm and 180 degrees this time. Drove car 20 miles with plenty of boosting, no problems this time. Maybe the extr...
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2005 Volvo V50 T5 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1MJ682X5
Thanks to all who replied. I will consider this one closed but will update if something changes. After calling Xemodex in Canada and talking to their techs, they believed it was the Diff Electronics Module taking down the network. We disconnected the DEM an... Trouble codes: ECM73, ECM74, C0EM, DF17, CEM71, CEME0.
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