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2014 Acura RDX 3.5L trunk VIN: 5J8TB4H55F
hi guys this acura rdx 2015 the power trunk stop working it only work with the remote control to open not to close when we press the button inside does not work same on trunk the remote only open battery went dead .then this problem starts.question is there an...
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2008 BMW 550i 4.8L mechatronics sleeve lock slide VIN: WBANW53538
feeling a lil embarrassed. im changing the mechatronics sleeve due to leak (my first time doing this job). I pulled the white slide down with ease. removed the sleeve easily. marked my lug and slid the new sleeve in with ease. verified with a mirror. now I can...
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2011 BMW 328i 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire
Customer complains of miss or hesitation. Test drove feels like transmission issue . Not very familiar with vehicle looking for any input. Feels like shudder until 90 kph.Read tsb for trans shudder and want to know if anyone can help isolate issue
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19R5W
Thanks guys in advance. This is not the usual P1345 situation we have all seen & is much info already posted. When distributor is installed at TDC the computer always reads -25 on scanner retard. If you advance it one tooth it ALWAYS reads +30 on scanner cam r... Trouble codes: P1345 (cam/crank correlation)
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Temperature VIN: 1GCHK23193
Oil pan was dropped, disconnected the temp sensor at the transmission, and also at the the wires from the temp sensor at the TCM.Temperature showing on the scan tool never changes. I was expecting to see -40 degrees but it did not do it. Is the TCM going bad? ...
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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Timing Chain VIN: 1GNDT13S34
I'm replacing the chain, guides, tensioners, sprockets and actuator on this trailblazer. Vehicle came in needing to pass emissions, has a poor idle and sets p0016 almost as soon as it starts up. I pulled the v/c and and checked the exh cam actuator, it was ver...
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2006 Chevrolet Corvette 6.0L Folding Roof VIN: 1G1YY36U56
I tried to stow the roof with the manual method as outlined in the owners manual but wouldnt work. Now when i try to close the roof this is what happens. Tonneau cover pops up, roof comes up but then tonneau cover will not come down so that the roof can finish...
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2006 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L Brakes VIN: 2A4GM68486
Vehicle is vibrating/shaking when braking, replaced all rotors and pads.
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1996 Dodge Dakota 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GL23X0T
This truck came in for a check engine light, code P0441 Evap purge monitor failure. It has been to several shop with several parts replaced and still has the same problem. I found the test procedure from Chrysler is flawed. It asks to check vacuum to the purge... Trouble codes: P0441 (Evap purge flow monitor failure)
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2001 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Noise VIN: 1B7FL26X21
central time module chimes when driving and with key out of ignition . almost like you don t have your seat belt on.
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L Heater VIN: 1D7HU16N92
This vehicle has made the rounds in an astounding way! The complaint is always heat isn't warm (fan is fine). Jan 2011, Dealer #1 installed a new heater core. It was found to be plugged. Sept 2011, no heat again. Dealer #1 installed a new heater box for some...
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2004 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L transmission VIN: 1D4GP24R54
I need some help with this 2004 Caravan please. Customer dropped off the vehicle saying that vehicle does not shift out of second gear, intermittent stall when shifting between reverse and drive. Also intermittent no reverse (acting like it's in neutral.) Here...
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2004 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.7L Cooling Systems VIN: 1D7HG48KX4
Hope all r well out there I'm not very familiar with doge products I have this v6 Dakota with a very large coolant leak be twin engine and tranny. I looked at al freeze out plugs I can see all look good . What I don't know is ther any freeze out plugs between ...
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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie 5.9L communication VIN: 3D7KS28C75
Hi everyone, I have a truck that i have been battling with for a while off and on. The truck runs fine, but it came in for a programmer install and we found a pcm communication issue. The programmer would not detect key on through the dlc. so we start lookin...
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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.9L tcc VIN: 1D7KS28C06
vehicle came back for 10 day check working great. I found a leak on the bottom od unit bolt fixed leak went for long test drive to confirm no leaks. All was well for first 15 miles then out of the blue trans starts acting up goes into limp mode with codes p174...
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1993 Ford F-350 XL 5.8L Brake Pedal VIN: 2FTJW36H7P
There is no leaks, not getting any air while bleeding.bleed at every bleeder. Suspect the booster but never had one do this. And from all the research online people had replaced this stuff with no improvement. Just can't pull the trigger on the booster or the ...
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Surge VIN: 1FDWF37F42
Ugg I have a 7.3 here that is not making me happy.Low power issue.Started by finding lower control rod off the turbo not it.Removed valve covers check wiring and all connections.Found right cover slightly loose reconnect (Inside plug) retest no power,Scan no e...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L No start VIN: 1FTSW31P14
Thank reading this. I got a Good one. Truck came in no start. Died driving down the Hwy. Had to change Batteries & cables to get it to turn over enough to test. only Glow plug codes returned. I checked CKP sensor w/ scope & I have Signal. No IPC pressure. So I...
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2011 Ford E-250 4.6L Charging VIN: 1FTNE2EW2B
Alternator charge light comes on after 20 to 30 seconds of engine running. Code p0620. Have performed all testing relating to p0620 - testing shows to replace pcm - reinstalled the original alternator - same results - I have researched on iATN and other places...
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1997 Honda Prelude 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMBB6240V
Ok honda techs i need your help on this one. somehow i am puzzled as to what is going with it. Car came with code p0171 and i confirmed O2 sensor not in the range according to honda repair procedure so i replaced it. it came back in couple of weeks with the sa... Trouble codes: P0171
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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L timing belt VIN: KM8SB12B14
I had car come in for basic timing belt service . did not alighn marks broke 8 valves replaced head set all timing marks and checked twice now has detination knock rechecked marks all correct any clues?
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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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2012 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 3.0L MIL Lamp on, loss of power VIN: WDPPF4CC1C
We replace all the components listed. The old DPF was sent out to get cleaned and when it got back I did not recheck back pressure but it did solve the low boost pressure code for about a week. The truck is back now with a low boost code, leak tested turbo sys... Trouble codes: 12390, 142C0, 10610
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2002 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JA3AJ26E62
rough idle vacuum readings low 13, dtc po300 sets within a couple of minutes, ran car off of acetalyne not much change, scoped cmp and ckp seperatly pattern ok installed new timing belt crank key way looked ok, timing marks dead on, smoked intake npf , ignitio... Trouble codes: P0300
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2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Unknown VIN: 1N6ED27T6Y
Howdy Partner, Got this Nissan Frontier PU that the transmission does not seem to engage when shift from Park to "D". But if i shift it to "2" and while driving, shift it back to "D"- It will drive fine for the rest of the way. Any help will be greatly appreci...
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2007 Suzuki XL-7 3.6L pcm VIN: 2S3DA91767
Car came in with bad pcm, since customer dropped case on positive post of battery. Reprogram new pcm and had a p0633 afterward. Went and tried to do a relearn and it gets stuck on ac delco web site at data transfer screen and will not go past 0%. I have good i...
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBE32K12
I have here an extreme lean condition that should be easy to diagnose, but is proving otherwise. The car has a hard start, slightly rough idle, and poor acceleration in open loop. In closed loop, the ltft is +45 and it runs better, but not great. If carb clean... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean)
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2009 Volkswagen Rabbit S 2.5L MIL Lamp on, limp mode VIN: WVWDA71K59
This Rabbit came in with check engine light on and customer complaint of lack of power when engine light on. Customer says when he clears the code (customer has generic code reader) power is restored and engine light stays off for 1-4 days. On initial test dri... Trouble codes: P0332 (Knock Sensor 2 G66 signal too low- intermittant)
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS295X1
Hey guys. This Volvo is taking way too long to figure out !!! Code p0133 ECM-28 sets hot or cold after only one minute at cruise speed. Have replaced both oxygen sensors ( Bosch ) and code still sets. Scope waveform of sensors show excellent performance. Fuel ... Trouble codes: P0133
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Misfire #2 VIN: 1GCEK19R3W
first, thanks for all the replies. we pulled the valve cover and checked the springs,rockers,etc. all ok. we did a leak down test, only about 5%, so all good. we decided to go back to basics, and to make the story short , we found the new plug we had put in to...
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1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCHG39R8X
Without a doubt some of the greatest tech worldwide taking there valuable time to help others in this changing profession..the vehicles can be challenging enough without the parts being even more challenging..Now the fix after being back and forth about the or...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L abs VIN: 1GCEK14T7Y
changed both frount sensors out on chevrolet 1500 prolem seamed too resolve it self
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2007 Chevrolet Avalanche LT 5.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3GNEC12J17
the customer finally admitted that he was mixing e85 with regular gasoline that's the reason the o2 sensors cap maxing out at lean thanks everyone for your help those who guessed check the gasoline and alcohol content or right Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
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2009 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6L Incorrect Vent & Temp. VIN: 1GNEV33D79
OK so I may not close this out as well as most of my help requests as I am pushed for time & am already late closing. I am also gonna contradict some of what I told you in my update just because hindsight is 20/20. The car is fixed after removing the Da...
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2001 Chrysler 300M 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3AE66G71
After checking every other possible issue, I replaced the PCM in this car and it is fixed! I pulled the upper intake off to make sure there were no wiring issues and all was fine with that, plugged the PCM in and cranked it the noise went away and I had spar... Trouble codes: P0601 (Internal PCM fault).
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2004 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2.7L Cruise VIN: 1C3EL55R64
Customer is dragging his feet on this one so I am sorry I don't have any new info for you. Thank you for your replies though. Have a good day.
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2009 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 6.7L Dpf VIN: 3D7KS28L79
The Turbo was locked up. replaced it and running fine. Ralph from Arizona was the only one that supplied any useful information. Appears no one else actually read the post because all of them talked about doing a regen on a non running truck.
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2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Unknown VIN: 2FMZA5243Y
thank u guys the problem was the use cluster was wrong so i get next use cluster and program starts and run thank u guys again
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2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53235
Thx for all the replies,it was the high speed fan wire and fluid temp sensor wires grounding out on the a/c line at firewall. Trouble codes: P0712 (p0462-), P0462 (p0481-), P0481 (p0191-), P0191.
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2010 GMC Canyon WT 2.9L Starter VIN: 1GTCSBD93A
As I said I was posting this for a shop working on one of our trucks. Well after a week they gave up. So I hauled it to another shop. In about an hour they figured out there was a blown fuse. It was located in line about 6 inches up from the OBD connector. Th...
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2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L emissions VIN: 1HGEM22972
we check all solenoids for operation and there were ok we clean all hoses and move clamps around,double check for leaks, no leaks found, reset ecm and give it to customer its been ok since, thank you all for helping on this matter
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2007 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L power steering pump VIN: 5FNRL38487
well I feel a lil green on that one . it did wind up being the idler pulley on the tensioner assembly . but I have never heard a bearing make that kind of noise . knowledge bump I won't soon forget
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2007 Hyundai Tiburon SE 2.7L Release Brg VIN: KMHHN66F77
Confusion with the original repair invoice began this problem for our shop as there were no part numbers or explanation of repair part options. We discovered that a conversion kit from NAPA resulted in the same condition. However NAPA did have an original styl...
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2008 Infiniti G37 Sport 3.7L Starting VIN: JNKCV64E28
VVT system was stopped up from oil slugging. Replaced motor.
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1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX2744V
Thanks to everyone who replied, especially those who studied the situation on their own. Although technically the car isn't yet fixed, I must close the post and I am certain of the pending FIX. I followed everyones suggestions,and then opened the ECU for a vis... Trouble codes: P0352, P0353, P0355, P0358, P1367, P1368.
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2009 Jeep Patriot Sport 2.4L sunroof VIN: 1J4FT28B29
Thanks for the quick response, most were helpful.the up chuck is the service bulletin drain hoses,and an adjustment of the sunroof assembly did in fact get the water from the drivers seat to the drain hose outlet/grommet.The new hoses are larger and the front ...
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2005 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L horns VIN: SALME11455
Thanks for the help guys. Special thanks to Niall from NY for the wiring info. All grounds are intact and after going thru the process of elimination on the wiring we believe the the horn button will will fix it but customer hasn't returned yet. I'll update...
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1998 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2216W
Well we are pretty sure we have fixed it. We replaced the dist with a oem reman and the issue was gone but now we get a cam code from the dist sensor. We have ordered another dist and will be installing it today. Trouble codes: P0300 (Random missfire).
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1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Convertible top VIN: WP0CA2991X
Thank you for all of the reply. We performed the top calibration a couple of times but still no good result. Ended up installing a stiffer spring on the passenger side flap. That took care of the problem. The flap comes up with a little bit slower but wo...
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2000 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L Po773 VIN: 2T1CF28P0Y
Well, here is what happened. We decided to forgo what was potentially a costly safari and sent this one to a transmission shop. They diagnosed and replaced the solenoid. They reported that the code is always the solenoid. That is not what I have read here ...
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2013 Volvo C30 T5 2.5L Front fog lights VIN: YV1672MK4D
We tried a clear all codes with the Autel, not sure if the radio will lock out, no code card, so we won't disconnect the battery. Yes we have seen a reboot work on REM lighting issues. It's still under warrantee so it's going to the dealer. If we hear from ...
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