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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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1998 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L convertible top VIN: WAUA488GXW
calling all audi masters!! I have this audi here the top raises up the rear deck lid opeons and that's it scanned control mod pulled 01094 switch 3 convertible top box f195 and 01099 switch for luggage compartment lock and code 00271 see repair grope 01 35-10 ...
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2001 BMW 330i 3.0L Tach, Coolant Temp gauges VIN: WBAAV534X1
This vehicle came in with an issue with the Tach not reading at all and the coolant Temp gauge pegged at full hot but read lamp is not illuminated at the full hot mark . (This is not over heating). You can just cycle the key on and the gauge goes full hot. The...
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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L No start VIN: 5UXFA53592
Hi this one just would not start one day and still not! The engine won't turn over, but have determined that its not the darter or ing. switch system. The crank signal gets to the immobilizer but not out. I have a month rental on the BMW software, first time u...
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2006 BMW 530xi 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANF73536
Vehicle has check engine light, sometimes will stall, when hot started, idle will fluctuate and b rough(almost misfire) po171 and 174 repeat very soon after driving. We replaced all the tubes hoses etc for crankase ventilation, as we had low vacuum reading in ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2008 Cadillac STS 3.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6DW67VX8
I have tested all of the resistances of the actuators. Found them to all be with in9.2 to 10 ohms. Thin used my snap on scanner the actuate the cams. Found the exhaust actuators to both operate ok. when I operate the intake cam angel control b1 nothing happens... Trouble codes: P0021 (Intake cam position system performance bank 2), P0087 (Fuel rail pressure too low), P0089 (Fuel pressure regulator performance)
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1994 Chevrolet Blazer 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GNEK18K4R
Hi iant members this is my case truck wont start unles i rotate distributor to advance posición once it starts i have to retard timing back again if i disconect spout connector engine shuts off se we replaced a good known ecm and distributor from another truck...
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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Hesitation VIN: 3B7KF23662
Need some help on this one. I have intermittent power loss with this diesel. It is not consistent. I did have a fuel injection timing code ( will post with an update I'm not at the shop and can't remember the code) I checked the fuel volume from the supply pum...
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2007 Dodge Charger 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3KA43R77
Thank you in advance, this charger is setting these codes intermittently. Suspect intermittent problem with o2 sensors, but cant prove it. Hard to believe both bank 02 sensors failing at the same time, causing both bank codes to set. Freeze frame data as follo... Trouble codes: P1128 (Closed loop fueling not achieved b1), P1129 (b2)
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2000 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP45X7Y
Hello all, I have done some helping on this site but never had to ask for help. What I have here is a really frustrating issue with a 2000 Mustang GT. I have had this car in the shop now two weeks and I am stumped. Owner brought it in with severe miss. Was tol...
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2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L turbo VIN: 1FDAF56P13
truck came in with complaint of lack of power and excessive smoke (black) found vgt turbo frozen remove and replaced turbo check fuel pressure 60 psi truck is improved still sluggish on take off and some black smoke code 2263 comes back check map sensor check ...
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2009 Ford E-450 Super Duty 5.4L aps sensor VIN: 1FDXE45LX9
i am looking for a diagram for this 09 ford e450. The ford manual shows an 8 pin connector at the accelerator pedal position sensor. it has a six pin plug at the connector. i am re installing the plug harness the colors on the diagram match the colors i have a...
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2008 GMC Acadia SLE 3.6L Ac Check Valve VIN: 1GKER13768
This acadia came in with ac problems we evacated then recharged it. Thing is as soon as u turn it on it pops the check valve and shoots freon out. I no there has to be a blockage somewhere just wondering where u guys think should start ive check condensor alre...
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2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGES25734
THE CAR STARTS AND STALLS LIKE 2 SECONDS LATER. already checked the fuel pressure, spark, injector pulses, they are there but spark stops . I disconnected the cranck sensor, and it runs, until the rev limiter kicks in at 3500 rpm. if the sensor is reconnected,... Trouble codes: 171 (Lean reading)
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2005 Isuzu NPR 6.0L turn signals. VIN: 4KLB4B1V15
Hey everyone pretty sure I know what this problem is but I do not work on alot of these NPRs. I have no turn signals at all. Hazards work just fine so all the bulbs are good. The flasher will work with turn signal switch one but the lights will not flash. I am...
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2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L control panel VIN: SAJWA71C54
hello! 2004 jaguar xj8 came into the shop for an ac leak stemming from the compressor. we replaced the compressor only to realized the AC module wasn't activating the new compressor. we replaced the module with a used one the owner provided. now the control pa...
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1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Stall VIN: 1J4FF68S8X
Hi Techs: We have this jeep that came in with a stalling problem. vehicle stalls when coming to a stop but only when engine is really hot and only does it sometimes. clamp was missing from air intake so that was replaced. also cleaned throttle valve and idle a...
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2008 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L Fuel Gauge VIN: SALAE25418
08 Land Rover LR3 SE fuel gauge INOP.. I can't get to the left fuel level sensor ..iatn has one in file for the same problem but not a paid member i cant see it..thanks for any tips or if i need replace the tank..
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2009 Mini Cooper 1.6L elec VIN: WMWMF33529
This car came in for a no start and we replaced the fuse box on passenger side foot well due to the sunroof leaking water on floor board, repaired leak, and installed fuse box and starts up, BUT there is a message that says T.R.A. (transport mode). We are work...
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2005 Nissan Frontier XE 2.5L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6BD06T65
Hi everyone :). I got this fault code P1273 for A/F sensor 1 from my 2005 frontier with 165,000 miles, since it is 4 cyl I replace the A/F sensor at the front then couple hundred miles it come back a gain with the same code, I replace the rear O2 sensor and Ex... Trouble codes: P1237 (A/F sensor 1 fail)
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2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L Guages VIN: 1G2NW52E52
Hi everyone I have this vehicle kicking my behind. Customer had vehicle towed in not starting. Checked vehicle found battery dead do to automatic headlights will not turn off but when vehicle was jumped it started. While running the instrument gauges were not ...
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2007 Pontiac G5 2.2L cooling fan VIN: 1G2AL15F77
the car came in the cooling fan wont work, i try to turn it on with scanner still didnt work, unplugged the connecter to the fan and all 3 wires on it have 12 volts, even the ground, any body have any other tests for me or know what could cause such a dillimma...
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1984 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L upper shaft bearing VIN: WP0EB0918E
I am trying to replace a damaged upper steering shaft bearing. The damage is too severe to install an aftermarket bushing. I have the housing that holds the bearing and switches completely unhooked but my dilemma is how to get the lower part of the dash down t...
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2008 Porsche Cayenne 3.6L Ignition Switch VIN: WP1AA29P28
I've got a no start issue with this vehicle. Dash says ignition lock faulty. Code 576 stored in KESSY, No communications with any other module except Gateway which has communication codes for every other module. Only dash and radio power up with key. Code 576 ...
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1995 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF75N3S
I have this Saab 900se that has a p0500 code & the info in Mitchell is very vague, Saab dealer doesn't show a vss but Mitchell says it is in the speedometer? Anyone familiar with this could sure use you help, thank you. Trouble codes: P0500
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2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5L Misfire VIN: 4S4BP61CX7
So im not a big suburu guy by any means but hay what the hell.So this car came from another shop about 3 days ago running like SH!T.At idle this thing misfires on all cylinders.I found out the customer bought this car at an auction 2 weeks ago and has run crap... Trouble codes: P0301, P0303, P0304
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B64
Help VW techs! This Passat has a p1111 lean code- we found the crankcase vent valve at the rear of the cylinder head and oil dipstick leaking vacuum. replaced and rechecked - we have 12 inches of vacuum in the crankcase and have been unable to locate the cause... Trouble codes: P1111
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2007 Volvo XC90 V8 4.4L alternator VIN: YV4CZ85227
The car was brought in with a charge indicator, power system failure, and anti skid indicator on. The system was over charging to 15.5-16 volts and the battery was bad. Replaced the battery, cleared and reset all codes, still overcharge. Replace the alternator...
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2010 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L Re-fueling VIN: YV1390MS0A
This Vehicle initially came in a couple weeks ago with an issue while re-fueling the vehicle. The Gas pump would click off much before the vehicle was re-fueled. Eventually the vehicle could be filled but it took a very long time. At that time I thought I had ...
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.0L Steering VIN: 1GCEK19B66
Thank you all for the replies, very helpful. For those of you that mentioned gear box ... ding, ding, ding - we have a winner! I did narrow down by disconnecting tie rods to swing knuckle back and forth, in which it did, and same with the int. steering shaft. ...
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2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid 6.0L Ecm Tdm VIN: 1GNFC13598
Did NOT figure this one out waiting on GM dealer to reply to me with anything helpful.Before I buy more parts.Anther request steel open same truck If you have any ideal pls let me know.Thanks
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2008 Chevrolet Uplander LT 3.9L Electronic VIN: 1GNDV33138
found rear mode actuator stuck, that's the only thing I changed that stopped the codes from setting. as far as the a/c light blinking it just stopped blinking on its own. I guess it calibrated on its own.
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2005 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 5.9L reverse VIN: 3D7MR48C85
Going to close this one, We checked psi on reverse port and had around 200 psi. Pulled trans and sent to rebuilder. I will post if any more news- trans guy said it was just bad luck that i had pulled the valve body then reverse went out- just a wore out trans ...
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2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Transfer Case VIN: 1FMRU1662Y
Finally replaced transfer case with used and all is good. I had this thing apart twice & verified good. But somehow the clutch pack was hanging on shaft & not releasing, even after I replaced clutch pack and coil. I haven't tore down old transfer case again ye...
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L No Crank VIN: 1FAFP5525Y
All; Thanks for the help. Bought a used Engine Control Module and installed. I now have full communications with vehicle, but have a "Theft" issue since the ECM was changed. Vehicle is being sent out for programming.
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2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty XLT 6.4L A/C compressor VIN: 1FD4X47R68
Thanks to everyone that replied! Most everyone agreed that the PCM was bad. Someone mentioned to check the evap temp sensor and this truck did not have one. There was no mention of this sensor in the pinpoint tests and not shown on the wiring diagram. Most eve...
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2007 Honda Civic EX 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1HGFA16887
thanks for all the replies. I ended up finding diesel in the tank causing it not to run. sent the tank to get cleaned and ran a injector cleaner threw the rail two separate times. this vehicle is fixed
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2007 Hyundai Tiburon SE 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHHN66F87
I think maybe the problem was the aftermarket cold air intake that was installed, car ran fine just the light was on.fuel pressure was good,changed maf and 02 sensors I had to let this one go I was getting to much time in it.
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2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Mechanical
Thanks for all of the replies. I did what most of you suggested and rebuilt what I had. The final decision was when I found the problem wasn't addressed by Chrysler until 2008/ 2009. did not want another ticking time bomb. Had a local engine shop repair the he...
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L compressor VIN: CA39056A20
I removed the evap temp sensor and tested it . The ohm reading was in the specified parameter . So we got a new/used push button assembly, installed it and now compressor is kicking in on its own
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Controller VIN: WDBJH65F7W
Well I had to release the car and it's been gone couple weeks, the customer has not returned for further diagnosis. Apparently he is happy with the blower now working even though there is still problems. I have come to the conclusion it is more than just a cod...
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2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L power window VIN: WMWRE33443
Well, as wrong as it felt. My ultimate repair was to switch the motor wires at the motor connector. It was easy to do without pulling it all back apart. If you pull the lower speaker you can get the harness out and do the work. They are aftermarket motors f...
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1992 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L No Start VIN: 2P4GH2534N
well here goes I double checked everything it had spark fuel pressure injector pulse yes I checked the dist timing it all looked good had the tech put it back together and it started right up so I am lost for words not sure why it wouldn't start but when it wa...
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2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 3.5L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GMDX33L76
Short fix answer was the computer. P0171 was fixed by cleaning the MAF. Fuel trims stayed +or - 5 the whole time testing. We could hear no engine noises at idle or power braking. We tested the knock sensors and wiring every which way we could. It came down to ... Trouble codes: P0327, P0332.
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1999 Saturn SW2 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZJ8275X
Hi and thanks for all the help. Still waiting for this customer to come back in. will use the help we got if they come back? Thanks
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1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Cuts out VIN: 1NXBA02E7T
replaced with old coil. Customer had original coil with, swapped out with after market coil, now runs great.
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2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L SRS Lamp VIN: 3VWGF71K17
I am calling this one fixed for now. The Passager SRS off lamp was replaced. This car is gone now and we have not heard back from the customer on this one yet. Thanks for all the input.
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