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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L convertible top VIN: WBABJ6321S
Purchased the car from a customer due to mice eating wiring under the dash/hood. I repaired all wiring I could find that was damaged.Vehicle now ran and all functioned except the convertible top, interior lights and climate system-stuck on heat lights flashing...
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2006 Buick Lucerne CXS 4.6L magnetic ride control VIN: 1G4HE57Y46
Hello and thank you in advance. This vehicle belongs to a regular customer. This car has had a fault with ride control for years. The customer decided they wanted to correct the problem as inexpensively as possible. We installed aftermarket shocks wrapped with...
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2006 Buick Rendezvous CXL 3.6L Starting/electrical VIN: 3G5DB03726
Hello to all, i have a situation here that perhaps some one has run into and could point me in the right direction, Here is what i have, this vehicle came in as a no start but just inttermitantly Did all the basic tests checked starter and starter relay, all w...
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2007 Cadillac SRX 4.6L delayed engagement in drive VIN: 1GYEE63A27
Need some help on this Cadillac. Came in with Trans codes p0751 and p1825. Complaint was dropping out of gear. Test drove vehicle and could not duplicate problem. Going by the codes we replaced solenoid pack and reprogrammed. Delivered vehicle and 3 days later...
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2006 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L temp.reading VIN: 1D4GP25B16
The circuit seems fairly simple, 2 wires- When looking at data on a scanner, the ambient temp. is 59 deg, 1.65V... If I remove the sensor or jumper wires together, it will go from 5V to 0V, HOWEVER, the temp does not change! 59 DEG! The criteria for setting a ...
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2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L compressor VIN: WD0PD64476
cust stated the compressor is bad that's what another shop told him I get it here and it has a leaking valve on the high side so we tried to recharge it and no power coming from temp control module so I jumped compressor and got a full charge in it and yes it ...
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2007 Dodge Nitro R/T 4.0L dipstick
Was towed in for not going into gear. Tranny fluid leak at cooler. Replaced cooler (OEM) and put 2 qts in, started and it goes into drive and reverse now. Been reading on the net that you read tranny fluid and then go by the chart that was shown. It doesn't sa...
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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L Evaporator core/ expansion valve VIN: 1D3HB18P69
We replaced the evaporator, expansion valve, fan clutch, and low pressure hose due to leaks. After replacement the customer brought back the next day stating there was an intermittent hissing noise under the dash by the evaporator. We could not get it to dupli...
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1994 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDEE14H9R
this vehicle came in failing emissions. but the misfire under all circumstances needed attention. with the ignition missing, we replaced the ignition module, installed a test coil with no change, replaced the distributor with no change, looked at identifix and... Trouble codes: 332 (Egr performance), 123 (tps out of range)
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15V8X
we have a ford ranger with a new jasper motor done at another shop in a different town aprox 1500 miles ago it has very little vacume at idle 6 inchs we reset cam sensor it was off of tdc did not help ran compression test and they hit in at 105 to 115 a little... Trouble codes: P1761
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2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L no crank VIN: 1FMFU18L33
Hi Guys, I have been working on this 2003 Expedition for a while now and donít know what to do next. It is a no-crank and no fuel pump situation. I know it sound like PATS but my Auto Enginuity Software, which can normally reprogram the keys says access is den...
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2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Air Bag VIN: 1FMYU93155
Hello Techs, Vehicle comes to us from a used car dealer. Issue is Air Bag light on. Codes stored are B2293 and B1869. Dealer replaced clock spring already. Using our Maxidas we recovered sub-codes B2293-16 , B2293-20, B2293-24 and B2293-28 . I'm leaning towar...
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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on, low power VIN: 1FTSW21596
Ok here we go. 5.4 3v. Customer brought truck in stating he just had spark plugs replaced(at a dif shop) and ever since then it sets p0171/174 and has low power. by low power i mean it will go hwy speeds ok but is just not the power it should be. like maybe 75... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2008 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L rock hard pedal VIN: 1FMCU59H08
New owner complained about funky brakes and warning lights. Car had codes C1472, U2023, B1213 along with U0418 and P1260. Was able to clear most codes then during test drive C1472, U2023, B1213 came back. Tried initialing brake system with IDS then had rock ...
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2005 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L Unknown VIN: 2GTEK13T45
customer has had problem for a while,he had pads rotors,calipers,and front brake hoses replaced,what happens is once in a while the front brakes wont release after a brake application,they can be released by lifting the brake pedal with the top of your shoe.we...
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1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L 3-2 Downshift VIN: 1HGCD5634S
Alright transmission dudes. This is a personal vehicle of mine. Problem is when you slow down to about 15-25 mph, say to go around a sharp turn, when you get back on the gas it revs the engine before the gear actually engages. It only does it on the 3-2 downsh...
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1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Speedometer VIN: 2HGEJ1232S
Customer bought this vehicle with the speedometer not working.Replaced the VSS just because. No help. Scanner does show MPH so ECM lines should be OK? Customer wanted to replace Instrument Cluster to reduce diagnostic's time. They supplied a "Known" good one. ...
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2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Misfire VIN: 1HGEM22943
Car came in for check engine and founds codes for electric load detector and three misfire codes. Cylinders 1,2,4 but not 3. When looked at car no misfire going and running good . Fuel trims around 0. Replaced electric load detector and reset computer. Test dr... Trouble codes: P1298 (Electric load detector circuit high voltage), P0301 (Cylinder misfire 1), P0302 (Cylinder misfire 2), P0304
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2011 Honda Civic LX 1.8L Tpms VIN: 2HGFG1B62B
I'm getting this used car ready for sale. All 4 TPMS sensors are reading 144.7. I have a code 45-1 (Initiator circuit short detected) stored in the computer. I've erased the code and tried to re-learn the sensor but each time I do it fails. I've road tested it...
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2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Compressor clutch VIN: KMHDN45D02
OK everyone I know what this one is doing. The clutch relay is being turned off after about 5 mins (when it starts to get hot). I am loosing ground to the relay from the computer. If I ground at the relay when it stops working the compressor will come back on....
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1999 Isuzu NPR 4.8L No Start VIN: JALB4B145X
Had to remove fuel injector pump to repalce oil cooler assy located in the block. After everything was put back together , i started to bleed the fuel system no matter how long i pumped on the primer pump fuel wouldnt make it to the injection pump bleeder, and...
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2005 Jeep Wrangler X 4.0L cooling system VIN: 1J4FA39S95
This vehicle has come into this shop for a complaint of overheating. The customer says after driving the vehicle for around 30 minutes the temperature climbs into the red-zone, with a temperature of around 230-240. He stated that when this happens he pulls off...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L convertible VIN: WDBLK70G21
2001 mercedes clk 430 cabriolet top inop scanned & got code b1650 limit switch implausable have checked fuses & relays parcel cover microswitch & trouble areas such as wiring at right storage lid hinge bowden cables broken but im holding roof up @ front over a...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L Pulls right VIN: WDBTJ75J94
Installed front alignment bolts into all 4 lower control arms. This got my camber back into spec. Drifts/pulls right. I have swapped tires all around and reset the steering angle sensor. Have rechecked the alignment again. Numbers are all in spec and very clos...
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2000 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L Stall VIN: 4M2ZU86PXY
Vehicle came in originally as a stall while coming to a stop. I could never get it to stall while coming to a stop but I did get a start and stall after a hot soak. There are no codes in the system. I replaced the IAC and cleaned the throttle body. Now it does...
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2006 Mercury Mountaineer Premier 4.6L Unknown VIN: 4M2EU48896
Looking for any information from people who have worked on these transmissions before. 6R60 also the same as ZFHP26. Very little information from ATSG or ATRA. No TSB's. When driving vehicle it will hunt for gears at highway speeds when hot. Also will hunt fo...
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2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off-Road 4.0L limp mode VIN: 5N1AR18W46
06 pathfinder with failed emission report shows fault P1769 trans in limp mode, fault memory was cleared and normal operation seemed to resume with vehicle in first gear at a stop, the fault reset after a short low speed test drive around block, codes P1759 & ...
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2004 Porsche Cayenne Turbo 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP1AC29P04
This abused thing came in with mil light on.Fault P2403(evap system leak detection pump sense circuit/open.Used smoke machine to look for leaks, ended up replacing shut off valve on the intake manifold(wasn't holding vacuum).Fault comes back when I run the sho...
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1995 Saab 9000 Aero 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3CH65R1S
This vehicle was towed to our shop with a no start condition. There is no fuel pressure and no power to the pump. When I jump relay 102 behind the glovebox the fuel pump runs but does not build any pressure. So I know it needs a fuel pump, or the customer inst... Trouble codes: 2 (map sensor), 6 (oxygen sensor)
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2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L 4-5 Lock Up VIN: 5TBDT44195
Truck as shudder or vib at 33 mph to 49 mph. We think its 4th and 5th gear clutch shudder.??? has new slu solenoid and torque converter. Also installed w-s fluild.
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1994 Volvo 940 2.3L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1JS8313R
The vehicle came in with a leaking radiator and the MIL on. I retrieved DTC's 231 and 221. I smoke tested the intake manifold - found and repaired a leak at IAC hose to intake man., resealed the dipstick tube, and replaced air cleaner duct clamp at the throttl... Trouble codes: 231 (Adaptive fuel trim too lean or rich in part load range), 221 (Adaptive fuel trim too lean in part load range), 113 (Fuel trim too lean/rich)
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1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L noise VIN: YV1TS90D4X
This is a weird noise issue we are having, sounds like a exhaust gurgle through the a/c vents on pass side of vehicle is were noise is heard most, when you get out of vehicle it is not as loud but can still hear it almost like the dash is amplifying the noise ...
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1999 Audi A4 2.8L system pressures VIN: WAUED28D4X
Turns out my assistant failed to notice that the electric fan was not spinning. Alldata was confused as they say the fan control module this 2.8L car has was only used on 4.2L models with dual electric fans. The fan motor was bad and I couldn't find a listin...
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2003 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GCFG25T13
Thank you for all the replies. We got a used PCM and still could not program. Found the root cause for all the problems to be in the class II data line, the dark green wire (CKT 1049) between splice pack and PCM. Resistance was less than half an ohm but could ... Trouble codes: U1000 (In SDM Class II data link malfunction).
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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C4FY58B75
Good job guys. I believe that the aftermarket Sensors are the problem. but the costumer got tired of waiting and took the car. It happens. Thank you all. Randy Trouble codes: P0031, P0037.
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1984 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FABP27M4E
Thanks for all replies tps was the problem and it looks like it was the third sensor. We replace the pickup in the distributor - no change also many wires were in need of repair Thanks to all who responded
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2002 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP42X12
Have not seen the vehicle back yet. Customer wanted to install his own programmer. I don't think this is the complete issue, but we have a saying that you fix what you know is broke and re evaluate. (If it could possibly be related to the problem. Will up d...
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2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L cylinder head gasket VIN: 1FMZU72K44
presented all the options to the customer and decided to go with a low mileage engine.
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2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSE34P46
Thanks guys, vehicle fixed. We had two issues. injection pump would not build enough psi, (we replaced it) and Stand pipe and dummy plug o-rings were allowing air leaks and not allowing enough pressure to build. I don't know of any way to diag both issues at o... Trouble codes: P2291.
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2001 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEC14W41
cleaned mass air flow sensor power not [...] removed pre cat o2 sensors power restored problem was plugged cat thanks techs we got it fixed 4 of 11 responses suggested check for plugged cat thanks again Trouble codes: P0300, P00, 420 (cat eff), P0101, P0102.
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2004 GMC Savana 3500 6.0L Overdrive Sprag VIN: 1GDJG31U14
Thank you to all who replied. Checked cooler flow and had adequate flow. We change the Overrun sprag and drum assembly with dealer parts. It has only been a week and half since truck left. I will try to update in a few months if truck does not come back. If ...
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2008 Lexus GX470 4.7L timing belt VIN: JTJBT20X98
The timing belt is back on and all appears to be good. The customer has had the vehicle for 3 weeks now. From the answers that I received, everyone has their own way of installing timing belts. This is what I have concluded from this job. All Toyota V-8 a...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Will not run monitor VIN: WDBRF64J51
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP I GOT THE O2 MONITOR PASS BY REPLACING A BLOWN FUSE #47 FOR FRONT CGRT LIGHTER INSIDE THE FRONT SAM FUSE BOX LFT SIDE UNDER HOOD.AND BRAKE LIGHT SWICH WICH HAD A CODE IN BAS SYSTEM AS DEFFECTIVE.NOWING THAT I RECOMEND CK ALL FUSES AND E...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Cruise Control VIN: WDBRF40J24
Thanks for the help everyone. The replies referring to the clutch switch were correct BUT what I didn't know was that there are TWO switches that activate off of the clutch pedal assembly, one activates when the clutch pedal is out and one that activates when...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS55 AMG 5.5L No Start VIN: WDDDJ76X46
THANKS FOR THE REPLIES, WE HAD JUST REPLACED FUEL PUMPS SIX MONTHS AGO, BUT STILL CHECKED FOR EXCESSIVE DRAW. ALL OK. REPLACED HARNESS END AND NEW RELAY., SENT THEM ON THEIR WAY.
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1993 Mitsubishi Fuso FH FH100 5.0L Wheel Cylinder VIN: JW6CEH1G1P
WE CHANGED FOOT VALVE PROBLEM STILL PERSISTED I PUT THE DUMP VALVE HOSE ON WITHOUT CLAMP AND IT BLEW OFF PRESTO PROBLEM SOLVED DUMP VALVE HOSE KINKED SOMEHOW!! WHAT A WEIRD VEHICLE ZERO INFO ON NET
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1996 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L Stall VIN: 1N6SD16S9T
Removed EGR valve again nd upon closer inspection the pintle was not completely seating. Replaced with new EGR valve and all is well. Thanks again to those who replied. Trouble codes: P0400 (EGR Problem), P0420 (Cat B1 Problem).
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2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L a/c compressor VIN: 1N4DL01D2Y
yes nissan is fix,it was the evaporator 3 wires switch, thank you for all the inputs and guidance, keep it up team,and thank you
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1995 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF75N3S
I replaced the rf abs sensor and so far so good, I appreciate the replies with good explanations, save a lot of time & guess work. Trouble codes: P0500.
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2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L starting VIN: YS3FD79Y96
Since this vehicle has a complex start enable system, and we do not have the appropriate diagnostic equipment we recommended she take it to a dealer, IF SHE CAN FIND ONE... Because this is a regular customer, when it IS fixed, I'll post what was found.. THANKS...
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2002 Volvo S40 1.9L wrong trans fluid VIN: YV1VS29562
Thanks for all the replies- the torque converter was not fully engaged into the pump: should be 14 mm deep into the bell housing, but was flush with the bell housing when we took the trans out. Put a used tranny in, drove it 60 miles, all is ok. some interesti...
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