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2002 Acura RSX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC54862
cel came back on after 3k rpm for 2-3 minutes. or driving 2 blocks. no other codes. car drives well with good acceleration. customer will not spring for a new pcm. what is the fix or bypass, either will be ok. thanks. mark Trouble codes: P0325
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1990 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: ZARBA12T6L
car will not pass IM at idle, high HC and CO. At 2500 it is running well enough to pass IM. Checked temp sensors, cam timing, VVT solenoid, cleaned injectors, fuel pressure correct, customer installed new plugs wires and cap. I will try a used ref sensor tomor... Trouble codes: 1223 (O2 sensor readings go to max or min164 factory manual), 1265 (Not in factory manual)
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2002 Audi A4 1.8L abs VIN: WAUJC68E92
So my sister bought a 2002 A4 without my knowledge, (why, I dont know) the dash is lit up like a christmas tree. (ABS / Traction control lights are on) code for the ABS system is 01435 BRAKE PRESSURE SENSOR (G201) My question is the problem is either the ABS r...
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2005 BMW 745Li 4.4L Rear Brakes VIN: WBAGN63515
Hey guys, I've got an 05 745Li. Customer complaint is that the brake pedal sinks to the floor and has almost no stopping power. When another shop tried to bleed the system, they stated that they couldn't get the rear brakes to bleed. I have these codes relatin...
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2011 BMW X5 xDrive35i 3.0L cooling system VIN: 5UXZV4C57B
I've got a BMW X5 3.0L that the customer is complaining of an overheat condition. They state that at traffic lights the engine temperature warning comes on. I'm not able to duplicate the concern. I did find a code stored in the engine control module, 378F BSD,...
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2004 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Pcm & Tcm VIN: 3G5DB03E44
This vehicle came in with SES light on. Attempted to check for DTC's, but received "No Comm" message on my Solus Pro. Proceeded to check for DTC's in all modules. Could not communicate with TCM. However, could communicate with ABS, Airbag, BCM, IPC, and TPMS (...
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2006 Buick Allure CX 3.8L Stall VIN: 2G4WJ58296
Good Afternoon. I have a 2006 Buick Allure that is stalling. The conditions are that it has to be in gear either drive or reverse and the throttle must be depressed. This can happen in the shop or on the road. It is quite intermittent however which makes it ha...
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1998 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Instrument Panel Voltmeter VIN: 1G1YY22G6W
This 1998 Corvette has a problem with the digital and gauge readout on the instrument cluster. Although at the battery I have about 12.7 volts with all loads on (blower motor, air conditioner, wiper motor, rear defroster, radio, high beams, fog lamps and radia...
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Mechanical VIN: 2GCEK19V4X
Got another GM K series truck that needs to have all the brake lines replaced. I normally fabricate the lines with Surrauto brake line and fittings. I will spend the better part of a day completing the repair. Anyone used the line kits that are now available? ...
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2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDL19W2Y
This van idles great and revs up in the shop just fine, but driving down the road after warm it is worse and under a load bucks and looses power. Fuel pressure is good and doe's not drop, we replaced Mass air flow sensor and the P0102 code says mass air flow s... Trouble codes: P0102 (Mass air flow low)
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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.9L compressor VIN: 1D7KS28C56
Vehicle came in with no a/c. Hooked up gauges and press are good. No compressor clutch activation. since it is controlled by the tipm, their is no relay to check.. when u cycle the a/c switch inside the cab the engine changes sound and acts like the clutch is ...
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2011 Dodge Durango Crew 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4RE4GG4B
Came in with 2 history codes, p0300 & P0152(o2 high b2s1) and pending code of p2098(downstream fuel trim 2 lean). Pending p2098 went to "active" after a few min of idling. Cleared codes with initially only p2098 coming back. While monitoring FT's, LT & ST both... Trouble codes: P2098, P0152 (O2 High B2S1history), P0300
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1968 Ford Mustang 3.3L Mechanical VIN: 8T01710304
Vehicle came in with a blown head gasket. I pulled the head and sent off to get a valve job and resurfaced. Machine shop called and said the head was damaged beyond repair but that they could give us another head. The only difference is the carburetor bore (th...
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2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L drivetrain VIN: 1FMDU73K24
I get a clunk noise when I turn the steering all the way one way and accelerate, it happens turning either way, feels like the truck is on ice even when on solid, hard, hot asphalt. It will clunk then the truck shakes like it has bad u-joints??? This only happ...
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2005 Ford Mustang 4.0L vents VIN: 1ZVFT80N55
Hello to all, Have this 05 mustang that only blows out of vents. Will not go to floor or defrost. Sometimes when you try to go to different location you can hear a noise but not sure where it comes from and we cant repeat it often enough. Manual controls. Blow...
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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW21P16
Truck came in last week with complaint that it was slow to accelerate and MIL on. Another tech at our shop found the egr valve plugged up with carbon and replaced. Also replaced the fuel filters and the air filter and cleaned MAF. Reset KAM and seemed to be fi... Trouble codes: P0299, P1408 (Egr flow out of range), P2263 (Turbo boost system performance)
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2008 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAHP07118
Thanks for any help you can give. I hope someone has seen this problem before. Please read everything. This Fusion was towed to the shop with a complaint of running bad. It actually was a crank, no start when it got to the shop. Scanned for codes and found P... Trouble codes: P0351 (p0352-), P0352 (p0353-), P0353 (p0354-), P0354 (p0355-), P0355 (p0356-), P0356
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2011 Ford Escape XLT 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMCU9D73B
This escape was hit in the rear end. after the repairs the vehicle would cut out under acceleration and then cut back on. checked fuel pressure and it will drop down to almost 10psi when under a load/ accelerating. a new fuel pump was put it and the fuel pump ...
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2003 GMC Savana 3500 6.0L Fuel Pump VIN: 1GDJG31493
I folks: This cube van will only run with the 4 ways on, and headlights kill that when on. Fuel pump pressure surges to 4 ways when it runs. Has about 7 volts short to ground, measured at frame or fuel pump ground. We replaced the fuse block under hood because...
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2004 GMC Envoy XUV SLT 4.2L Rear End Locks Up In Auto 4wd / 4wd Only VIN: 1GKET12S44
The rear end locks up when driving straight only in 4wd or auto 4wd and releases when turning corners. Code scan found several present BO780, BO790, B2795, C0321, C0359, C0374. I found Dex VI for fluid in the T-Case and changed it out with the Auto Trak II but...
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2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Shifting VIN: 1HGCG165X1
Hey honda people. Vehicle came in check engine light on with slow acceleration. Has codes p1121 tp sensor signal lower than expected. P0172 fuel metering to rich. Check the tp %, i have 13.8 at wot. Spec is greater than 13.7%. If im in d4 1-2 shift is really q...
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1J8GW68J54
HI Everyone Got A jeep Here 4.7 Came in with Coolant getting in the Number 1 Replaced Head Gaskets Milled Head .005 replaced valves Replaced timing Tensioners and guides now it runs rough at idle long term fuel trim on left bank is a -32 and left bank right b...
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2003 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Gauge VIN: KNDUP13113
Hello everyone got a Kia kicking my butt. Came in a week and a half ago complaining of temp gauge going up a little high. We replaced thermostat and found no other problems. Friday last week it comes back and the radiator blew out the seem on the side. Replace...
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2006 Lexus GS300 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, early shift VIN: JTHBH96S96
Customer complaining of engine idling to slow when warm. We could not duplicate problem. What we are noticing is the transmission is shifting early. It shifts into 2nd gear at 3mph then 3rd and so on and all finished at 15mph. Scanned for data and checked VSS ...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L compressor VIN: WDBUF65J73
As stated this car came to us for a second opinion on the AC operation and repair. However when checking with the AC machine, it showed 75 both high and low (full system) but there was no compressor operation. Evacuating the system gave back 1.9 pounds not 2.0...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Fuel Gauge VIN: WDBUF70J86
Hello guys, I have this 2006 211 E500 that came in with no start. Lets back it to 3 months ago car came in with no start we checked and had a bad fuel pump so we replaced both sides fuel pump and fuel level sensor assembly parts from Mercedes dealership. So af...
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2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L Ignition system VIN: WMWRC334X4
Vehicle arrived for a no start. Customer had been roll-starting for several days and figured he needed a starter motor. Seemed easy enough at the time. Had power and signal to starter. Put in another starter only to have the new one not turn over. Figured out ...
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2008 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WMWMF73508
We are trying to figure out if we have a pcv problem or a turbo problem. The pcv pipe at the turbo has some oil entering the turbo charger which is not excessive. The intercooler has oil in it and in the pipe right by the MAF sensor the oil puddles up. If any ... Trouble codes: 2884 (charge air pressure control deviatiuon)
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2005 Nissan Quest 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 5N1BV28U35
Evening techs, this seems to be a easy fix but here it goes- last March we replaced the right front axle shaft and did not replace the seal and true to form the seal started to leak. We brought it back and replaced the seal with and after market. That lasted a...
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2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5L pcm VIN: 1N4AL21E27
when i try register vin I get condition not correct or request sequence error #code 22. Probability some thing simple I am doing wrong. Thanks
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2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF78K02
car belongs to my wife, MIL comes and goes with this random cyl misfire code. car runs good, never noticed a miss in it Trouble codes: P0300 (random cylinder misfire), P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire)
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2008 Smart Fortwo Pure 1.0L No Start VIN: WMEEJ31XX8
we have this smart car,that stalled while driving down the road and would not re-start.we pushed the vehicle in the shop,noticed the gear selector display in the dash was all flashing lines.scanned for codes,in the ME-po901 clutch actuator beyond tolerance ran...
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2010 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.5L oil leak VIN: JF1GH7G64A
hello I have a 2010 wrx with a massive oil leak from the front of the engine I removed the t-belt and pulleys and nothing is jumping out at me for the amount of oil that was pouring out has any one come across this or have any ideas maybe the oil pumps leak I ...
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1995 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAVN73K3S
Hello All and thanks in advance for any help you can provide. We do primarily Transmission repairs at this shop but doing a favor for a friend. We replaced his head gaskets and one cylinder head because it was cracked on his 95 Toyota Tacoma 2WD 3.4 liter truc... Trouble codes: P0330 (Knock Sensor), P0325 (Knock Sensor)
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1998 Toyota T100 SR5 3.4L Lighting VIN: JT4UN24D1W
The Tail lamp fuse keeps blowing out every week or so, I unplugged front and rear lamps were I could check over wiring and still blows tail lamp fuse.
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2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE32K63
Came in with the p0031 so we checked the heater and it was open. Replaced it with a denso which had around 8 ohms. It flagged the code right away so we checked the heater operation and it worked so relay and fuse are out of our equation. We then decided that t... Trouble codes: P0031
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2005 Toyota Solara SLE 2.4L Engine VIN: 4T1CE38PX5
I have a 2005 toyota solar with 2.4.bought car in auction and it has a rubbing noise in the engine area.took off the drive belt and the noise is still there.took off valve cover to see if timing chain was rubbing anywhere no visable wear.the chains seem to be ...
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2000 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L 1-2 shift and 2-3 shift VIN: WV3AH4700Y
Engine revs to 6,000 rpm and then slams into next gear on 1-2 shift and 3-4 shift. codes 00652 gear monitoring 00300 transmission oil temp sender 01192 torque converter lock up We're pretty sure that we need a new transmission but I don't really trust independ...
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2002 Audi A4 1.8L abs VIN: WAUZZZ8E82
thanks everyone for the advice,i replaced the stop light switch,now works ok,brakes release when driveing,these modern cars can act up in weird ways,
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2008 Audi S5 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAURV78T08
Well here's an odd one- This car is fixed. I did fail to mention that it was setting a code left side motor mount, but then again who cares? Well after some forum trolling I found that some people reported similiar issues and that unplugging the motoring ma... Trouble codes: P310B.
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2006 Buick Lucerne CXS 4.6L magnetic ride control VIN: 1G4HE57Y46
I am sorry to report that this customer is not going to go ahead with anymore diagnostics. We tried using a variety of resistances, with no success. I thank all who have offered help. Regards
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Remote keyless entry VIN: 2G1WF52E51
No one really had any info on this, and I could have "put it back like it was" if I had some wiring info... Took it to a shop that installs alarms and had it reinstalled.
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2007 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2A8GF68X37
It ended up being the sending unit. I rechecked the vehicle with my Autel Maxidas and that showed me a P0463 (Fuel level signal high)in the central gateway ECU. For some reason this code never showed up on my Solus. Reading the values on the scanner showed 10... Trouble codes: U1403.
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10A1R
well also figured out if i unpluggde the fuel pump when hof it would start. so i rigged the system using an ignition feed and relay that was hot on\run only so the pump wouldnt run when cranking. no it isnt fixed right, but for a piece of junk from the auction...
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1996 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.9L No Spark VIN: 1FTFE24Y0T
With all fuses triple checked, no power going into icm. Ran new power wire and problem is solved. Thank you for all of the awesome knowledge you guys shared!
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2001 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L Vehicle Speed Sensors VIN: 1FMNU40S31
yay I replaced the alternator and everything is running great
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2005 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L drive line vibr VIN: 1FTRF12215
Thanks everybody for all the replies and helpful suggestions...the last thing we did to this vehicle was the rear axle seals and bearings on the rear axle..the problem has subsided but I don't think it is fixed all the way...customer declined any more work at ...
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2005 Ford Freestar Limited 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA582X5
The customer may not come back to pursue this concern. Due to how much corrosion was at the computer connector and the different systems affected, everything points to the suggested bulkhead connector corrosion on the driver's side. Trouble codes: U1009 (Scp communication bus fault), U1027 (O2 2-2 high voltage), U1059 (Egr insufficient flow), U1262 (p0158-), P0158 (p0401-), P0401.
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1997 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JHLRD1842V
Low tech fix...spark plugs!!! Had Bosch spark plugs installed. Put the NGK plugs in and all was fine then.
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2001 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L Converter VIN: JACDJ58X31
problem solved while fixing on trans dyno, turns out there was a problem with power source on dyno maybe erratic signal as I had over 150 psi for my line pressure. used alternate power source changed epc as well went back to original epc and pressures came dow...
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2001 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Motor VIN: SAJDA14C91
Thank You Yannick, Patrick and Bob! Our engine had the solenoids sticking up through the valve covers, so that helped the salvage yard narrow down the choice. They sent me a picture of the engine they found, and we lucked out...48000 miles, and fit perfectly a...
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4G248S7Y
Hey guys, thanks for all the helpful replies!! Tim, the check engine light was off when the key was first turned on, but it would come on after about 40 seconds. None of the gauges worked either... I could supply a ground to the ASD relay and make the relay ...
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2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L fuel injectors VIN: 1N4DL01DX1
Thanks for your help, I finally figured it out. I finally got the fuse to keep blowing one day (the only thing on this fuse is the fuel injectors). Anyways, I pulled injector one, still popping fuse, I pulled injector two, still popping fuse. I pulled injector...
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2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3FB49S84
This car is repaired and boy did I learn a lot! Some about the car and some about the customer. Like for instance the fact that the car had not run for the last four months. And the fact that four months ago when it stopped running was when it was involved in ...
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L MIL Lamp on
Thanks to those who gave advice and to all who support IATN. The fix was a new intake manifold it comes with flaps and motor. Found it to be all carboned up motor bad. The egr code was a bad egr valve it wound not open all the way. I was told to check egr filt... Trouble codes: P2015, P0401.
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