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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Air Bag warning light on VIN: WBAGJ8329W
Hey gang! hope this finds you and families all on good spirit and health. This is a good customer, he's had this car a long time. the airbag light stays on. Customer states it came on a long time ago and he covered it with tape. We told him the system is dea...
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2009 Chevrolet HHR LS 2.2L Shift Control Solonoid VIN: 3GNCA13B19
This vehicle came to me with codes,and i was wondering if the shift control solonoid can be serviced without transmission disassembly.i've done the saturn solonoids before ,but i do not find external solonoids on this one.the customer is already crying about m...
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2002 Dodge Durango R/T 5.9L Gauges VIN: 1B8HS78Z62
This Durango was towed-in with an intermittent no-start. Dash lights normal, but no gauges. After a few seconds "No Bus" in the odometer window. Checked fuses and relays-OK. Grounds (that I could see) --OK. Checked for obvious wiring issues, or animal damage--...
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2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53235
The check trans light comes on when the cooling fans are on high speed.The trans fluid temp sensor drops down to zero volts when the fan goes to high.The fans also change speeds back and forth when ect sensor is hooked up.When I unhook ect sensor the fans go t... Trouble codes: P0712 (p0462-), P0462 (p0481-), P0481 (p0191-), P0191
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2001 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCG665X1
ok this is the problem guy, please help . car came in for timing belt and waterpump. it run fine but after the job it run rough at idle # 4 misfire check engine light flash. I pull plug wire out at idle no change but high rpm pull out it shake indicate it work... Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire chech engine light flash)
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2009 Nissan Maxima S 3.5L intellikey - starting VIN: 1N4AA51E89
This was towed in - no start, key not recognized. Using a snap-on solus ultra we could go through about 80% of the diagnostics leading to the steering wheel lock module. Replaced with reservations, as the last part of the procedure is to register the intellike...
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2004 Saturn Vue 3.5L alternator VIN: 5GZCZ53464
Vehicle arrived with dead battery and worn off serpentine belt. Found alternator pulley seized, apparently vehicle had sat for awhile.A new alternator was installed.The charging rate with rpm above idle was 12.4 volts and declining the longer it ran.A second a...
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1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio 2.0L No Start VIN: ZARBA5564H
Thanks to all for the help and especially Jeff who sent some diagrams and a great troubleshooting tree for us to use. We had bad grounds at the rear of the cylinder head. Car runs great- thanks again! Greg and Crew
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2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G4HP54K01
Installed new ECM and all is well. Let him drive for 4 days and no more problems. Thanks you are the best. Danny
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2004 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.5L engine VIN: 2C3HD36M74
Put in a OE sensor. Let him drive for a week and he says it is like new again. Thanks for the help. Danny
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.9L code p0455 VIN: 3B7HF13Z11
The code p0455 ended up being the filler nech small pipe was rotted through about 1" down in the hose,. Thanks for all the help.
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2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Tempature gauge VIN: 1FTRE1425Y
Like most of you'all stated, Ford put 2 coolant temperature sensors on these vehicle. One for the Pcm and the other for the temp gauge. They are both identical but works differently. ECT for Pcm works on 5volts and ECT for gauge works on 12volts. Thanks ag...
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW31P06
Sorry for the late closing, but I am finally confident to call this one a fix. The problem was the brand new EGR valve from Ford was defective. I replaced it with a new one and all is good. As far as some of the replies go, the rats have not returned. I ph... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insufficient EGR flow detected), P0528 (Cooling Fan speed sensor no signal).
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2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU3BE9A
Just got truck back Tue.All codes listed were back.Cleared codes and PO403(EGR) and PO443(purge valve) wouldn't clear.I hooked 2 volt meters up.One too the violet/wht for the EVR and the other too the brn/yel for the purge.I ran the koer test and watched for a... Trouble codes: P0053, P0054, P0059, P0060, P0403, P0443.
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1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Spark VIN: 1HGCB7658P
Thank you IATN group, specially the 15 of you that took time to respond. The fix was a ground wire at thermostat housing, the bolt was loosed and the ground wire come off, caused all that problem.` I reverse all that swapped parts, the car runs fine.
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2005 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNY22285
thanks to everyone that replied the fix was teaching the throttle by clearing code key off for 10 seconds and then key on for 30 seconds thanks to Peter for your input. after performing this procedure vehicle would idle and accelerate perfectly. Trouble codes: P2176.
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2005 Maserati Spyder GT 4.2L underhoodusualy cold VIN: ZAMBC38A15
first of all thanks. I gave this customer all your replies and concluded this to be valve/lifter issues . It most likely is a draining lifter or two as it sounds great when it runs a bit. I looked up oil specs on line and saw 10-60 synthetic recommendation. I...
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1991 Mazda RX-7 Turbo 1.3L No Start VIN: JM1FC3526M
after finding out that only two of the injectors fire until a certain rpm. I tested the other two injectors (under the intake) and found I had noid. I also found one of the three grounds at the computer wasn't any good. I fixed the ground at pcm. Removed spark...
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1997 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall
Hi everyone and thanks again for all the help, I really appreciate it! It was in fact a dirty IAC, the rotary vain had sticky carbon on half of it only allowing the vain to open about half way, I really didn't think it was the IAC because like I said it ran f...
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