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2003 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L engine oil leak
hi all.got this acura in for an oil leak the dealer said was the rear mainseal.have done many of these before.checked undercar to confirm,it looked like that was it.removed trans,replaced seal with dealer part.2 months later,BACK WITH SAME LEAK.I RESEALED THE ...
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2004 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L shift solenoid C VIN: 2HNYD18854
This vehicle came in with no reverse and a loud grinding noise in the forward gears. We quickly determined it needed a transmission. The customer declined the repair and sold me the car. I called a trusted local transmission builder and ordered a reman unit. W...
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2004 Audi S4 4.2L clutch VIN: WAUPL68E94
The vehicle was diagnosed with an engine vibration due to a failing dual mass flywheel. We sold the dual mass flywheel along with clutch and pressure plate, new throw-out bearing, also replacing the slave cylinder. Once R&R was complete we started the bleeding...
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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Cam Sensor VIN: 5UXFA53502
Ok, need some serious help on this one. This is a high mileage engine that the customer knows he needs to add oil to between changes. We get the car and he says he ran it low on oil and now it sounds like a diesel, (which is did) and it barley runs. Codes in t...
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2005 BMW M3 3.2L seat VIN: WBSBR93445
Customer states that drivers seat only will adjust rearward intermittently when exiting the vehicle. Seems to have a mind of its own. No fault codes in body/seat module. Dealer claims nothing is wrong, problem persists at random. HELP!!
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1993 Cadillac Fleetwood 5.7L radio VIN: 1G6DW5272P
this vehicle came in as a no-start. the module was bad I replaced it along with some new spark plugs cap and rotor vehicle ran fine. the customer came back a day later after picking up the vehicle and was complained that ever since we replaced the module the r...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19T3Y
This truck came in with intermitten rough running complaint. First road test yeilded NPF, but after hot soak and restart it would run rough after 1 minuter for less than 30+ seconds. I found that each time after a short hot soak, it would run ok for about 1 mi... Trouble codes: P0306
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L engine VIN: 1GCHK23173
Connected manual gauge at oil filter housing port, and confirmed instrument cluster readings of 80 psi at idle, and 120 psi at 2000 rpm. Removed oil pressure relief valve from timing cover and checked it for sticking. No sticking found. What else would cause t...
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2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Starts and Stalls, after fueling VIN: 1GNEC03067
Vehicle Starts, runs, and drives Normally, the only isuue is that after turning the vehicle off to fill with fuel it either starts and stalls, or cranks but wont start, no codes present, according to the driver at the last event 15 attempts to start vehicle we...
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2008 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 4.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2A8GF68X08
Please help. This Pacifica has an extended crank. It will not start for about 10 seconds of cranking, then it will finally start. There is NO injector or ignition pulses during the crank. After it starts, it will run fine with no problems. I can shut it off an... Trouble codes: P0339 (Crankshaft position sensor intermittent pcm), U0114 (Lost communication w/ final drive ctrl module abs), U0102 (Lost communication w/ transfer case ctrl module / awd bcm)
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2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 3B7HF13Y9Y
This is my first time trying IATN. Thanks in advance. Vehicle came in customer said has intermittent no start. We started it and it would start and stall immediately, like a security issue. After it did that about 5 times, now it is just a no start. Checked fu...
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2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali 6.0L Engine power VIN: 1GKFK66U63
The traction control system will activate when shifting from first into second gear. This is not consistent. It seems to occur most often under lite throttle, from a stop light most often. Wet or dry roads and we have not had snow yet During this time tractio...
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2007 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Classic SLT 6.6L Push Rod VIN: 1GTHK23D17
The vehicle had been to the dealer for an engine noise and excessive smoke. They found that the pushrods on #6 intake and #8 exhaust were broke off at the top cup of the pushrods and the adjuster and locknut on #8 exhaust were loose. Vehicle was fixed and driv...
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2007 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L power steering pump VIN: 5FNRL38487
this is giving me fits , came in for pump noise , swapped out pump for , new honda pump , flushed system w/ honda fluid. noise still present . change resivoir for tbs . still there the diffrence is the noise timing . it doesn't change at all when steering and ...
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2005 Hyundai XG350 3.5L Engine VIN: KMHFU45E15
I am a one-man, two bay shop with no lift. Alldata calls for pulling this engine/trans by dropping the subframe with everything attached and lifting the car. I have no means of doing this very well. I'd like to know if anyone has had the experience of pulling ...
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Electronic VIN: 4S2DM58W71
"Check trans" and "cruise/set" lamps will flash on dash when hitting significant bump in the road.Owner also states engine may stall when this happens and sometimes trans goes into limp mode.Able to verify dash lamps flashing on when hitting sizable pot hole-h...
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1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Octapus cooling hose VIN: SAJGX2244W
The check valve incorporated in the Octapus coolant hose is leaking. I am trying to replace the octapus coolant hose and other heater and coolant hoses. The inlet has a Norma R20 connector, the outlet a Norma 15 with two ears. I was able to remove the Norma 15...
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1994 Mazda B4000 LE 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 4F4CR16X6R
tune did not affect the runnin.runs rich when cold,cleaned maf had cotton hair but cleaned ok.gas mileage greatly bad but runs good under load.need to get atest diagram for maf before i replace it.runs rich durin test n then clears out.reminds me of coolant te... Trouble codes: 157 (signal low)
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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E02
Gentlemen, Have my sons car he just purchased,had no MIL at time of purchase. Drove car home and drove for one day before getting registered and inspected. At time of inspection there was no MIL only thing that showed on report was EVAP not ready,all other mon... Trouble codes: P0422, P0432
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Suspension VIN: WDBNG75J74
2004 S500 with a suspension noise going over irregular bumps. This does not have ABC suspension. Only air suspension. Noise is coming from driver's side. Noise goes clunk, clang over bumps is the best I can describe. The noise is consistent. On alignment hoist...
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2004 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L engine VIN: JN8AZ08T94
customer dropped vehicle off with complaint of noise when driving slow and vibration. i test drove vehicle and heard roar from bad right front wheel bearing. i replaced hub assembly and drove vehicle but still felt vibration coming through floor around 1500 20...
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2004 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L No Start VIN: WP0CA29924
Recieved car from another shop. Car has been sitting for 6-12 months. Other shop installed new battery. Car will not crank(no noise or anything). Cluster and high beam indicator stays illuminated all the time battery is connected. Scanned all systems and have ...
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2005 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Battery VIN: YS3FD79Y95
Saab techs, please help me keep my hair!!!This car came in with a battery that goes dead overnight, every night. That seems like that would be an easy find, but not so much. I did current draws on every fuse in the car including engine comp., trunk, and interi...
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2005 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.0L Ctrl Module VIN: YS3FH79Y65
Hello, Looking for some of you Saab gurus that helped me before on this same vehicle. Car has been on the road for a few months now with a new ISM, CIM, a used MIU and the knowledge that the UEC was damaged. Now we are going to replace the Underhood Electrical...
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2003 Saturn Vue 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 5GZCZ63B83
Still getting a P0128 thermostat code. This is after the thermostat has been changed 2 times, currently has dealer part. Temps climb slower than normal, 160-170 degrees did creep up to 190. Fans are not running when this happens. Good heat output too. I did ha...
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2007 Suzuki Forenza 2.0L 02 Sensor Code P0132 VIN: KL5JD56Z17
Thanks in Advance. Problem Occurs When Engine Is Cold. We Monitored Bank1 Sensor 1 AND Voltage Reading was 1.5v (cold) STFT -18 to -25. The Engine Also Surging At This Point. Within 15 to 20 Seconds Voltage And Fuel Trims Return To Normal And Surging Stops. We... Trouble codes: P0132 (Bank1 Sensor 1 High Voltage)
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2005 Volkswagen Touareg 3.2L wiper VIN: WVGBG77L85
Hi Techs, Thanks for reading and your help. I have taken apart column to test wiper switch and column module. Switch test good with ohm meter. Module passes 5 volts through to switch. I have found if i maually pull wiper arms up on windshield and turn key on ...
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2005 Volvo V70 2.4 2.4L BCM module VIN: YV1SW612X5
Hello, I have a volvo v70 here that has these fault codes CEM 1A5F Communication missing with BCM control module signalPetrol Engines A02B Anti-lock brakes control module communication fault Faulty signal 940C Brake Control Module Faulty Signal I have tested...
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2009 Chevrolet C5500 Kodiak C5E042 6.6L Hesitation VIN: 1GBE5C19X9
First of all thanks for taking time out and giving me some advise and your knowledge concerning this. We ended up dropping the primary fuel tank for inspection. What we found that we were working behind someone and they had removed the filter out of the fuel s... Trouble codes: P0087 (Fuel rail pressure low).
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2012 Chevrolet Sonic LS 1.8L Oil Pressure VIN: 1G1JA5SH4C
Thanks for all the replies. Most folks suggested checking the rod and main bearings. All were like new. I ended up calling a local machinist who is a friend of mine. He, in turn called a buddy of his who is a service manager at a GM dealership. He suggested...
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1967 Ford Galaxie 6.4L Mechanical
Thanks for everybody's input in details concerning my help request.. I was able to locate all the parts based on the info I got with the exception of the disc rotors... Am told full size 70-74 full side ford vehicles. We ordered about five different sets, two ...
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2005 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L door locks VIN: 2FAFP74WX5
thanks for help. found ground off at door latch.looks like maybe someone tried to use slim jim or coathanger could have knocked it loose.
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2008 Hyundai Elantra SE 2.0L Mechanical VIN: KMHDU46D98
SO THE END TO THIS STORY IS THE CUSTOMER PICKED IT UP AND TOOK IT TO THE DEALER.AFTER 2 DAYS OF INSPECTION THEY REMOVED OIL PAN AND FOUND METAL DEBRIS INSIDE.TO THIER CREDIT,CAR WAS STILL UNDER WARRANTY AND THEY REPLACED THE MOTOR.MUST HAVE BEEN A PRE-EXISTING...
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2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FA49S21
Im am sure the fix is a new Pcm but we are sending is to the dealership to be sure the customer has been dragging their feet. The jeep is worth the repairs. But anyway I double checked all the power ands grounds to the pcm and we are good. The Asd relay isn't ...
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1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 4.5L Stall VIN: 1160331209
Thanks to all the Techs for providing very useful information. I am still trying to fix it because there are more than one problem with this car, also running out of time to close the help. I have found and fixed the following problems with 450 SEL....
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L speedometer VIN: WDBFA61E1M
I called this one not fixed because the Autometer universal GPS interface will not work on this Mercedes, As per this... Cedric from Louisiana Oct 16, 2014 6:49:43 AM In 1991, the speed sensor L2 (for the instrument cluster speedometer) on transmission genera...
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2007 Saturn Aura XE 3.5L Cooling fans VIN: 1G8ZS57NX7
It looks like this one is operating normally, fans do not switch off til vehicle is moving. I was not able to find a PID for Cooling Fan command status using 2 different scan tools, but was able to command all fans on and off with Modis. Temp on scanner before...
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2009 Subaru Forester XT Limited 2.5L catalytic converter VIN: JF2SH66679
Thank you everyone for the reply's. I should have know better than to suggest an aftermarket cat. as everyone recommends an OE replacement,unless of course its a quick flip and you'll never see the car again. One reply did mention that converters are covered 8...
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2006 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L Charging VIN: 4T1BE32K46
WELL BACK TO THE BASICS! REMOVED AND CLEANED THROTTLE BODY, FIRED THAT GIRL UP AND SHE PURRS LIKE A KITTEN , THANX TO EVERYBODY WHO REPLIED! I HAVE CLEANED MANY THROTTLEBODYS ON GM AND CHRYSLERS BUT THIS IS THE FIRST TOYOTA I HAVE HAD TO DO. ALMOST FORGOT, W...
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2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7L Starts and stalls VIN: 5TFBV54107
As most of you suggested , my customer started using a different transponder key and no problems. I waited this long to close this help request because sometimes it would work fine for a month . Thank you all for your help
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2013 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5L torque steer VIN: 5TDJK3DC8D
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP. WE FOUND THE RIGHT FRONT BALL JOINT BOLTS TO CONTROL ARM WERE LOOSE.DRIVES GREAT NOW.
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