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2009 Acura TSX 2.4L Vtec VIN: JH4CU254X9
Honda/Acura techs!! Vehicle came in with engine light on and a loud noise which appears to be coming from valve train. Noise is hard to explain, not really a rattle but almost a loud buzz. Found P0011-VTC system malfunction and p1009-VTC advance malfunction st...
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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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2007 Audi Q7 Premium 4.2L tail gate VIN: WA1BV94L57
This vehicle came in due to left inner tail/stop light inop.No power out of module for this circuit. After much research, I replaced and recoded the module. Now there are 2 codes that I cannot clear. 02084 and 02095, they are both component protection codes. A...
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2005 BMW 525i 2.5L Abs VIN: WBANA53535
Vehicle jumps at the end of a stop like momentary abs activation, we did a visual inspection of harnesses ect and see no issues. Check'd for codes and found none. Before we start digging deep i was hoping someone may have seen a similar issue? crack'd toone ri...
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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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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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2005 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L 2-3 VIN: 1GCGG29V85
We rebuilted this transmission and insatalled transgo kit sk4l80e, drives on safe mode only. Reverse works good, test drove it and check engine light came on scanned and i get code po757 solenoid b stuck off, got solenoid out to test and is good. Checked valve...
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2012 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ 3.6L Misfire VIN: 1G1ZG5E72C
Customer picked up car, ran fine 2 days later brings car back states when sitting at idle in park with engine running check engine & traction light will flash at times. Put car on analyzer found history of #2 cyl miss fires, no codes stored, no miss fire warm,... Trouble codes: P0302 (Miss 2 Cyl)
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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C4GM68445
HELP PLEASE. Need some mopar help. Thanks in advance for your replies. This van came in running rough. Customer bought this van at auction and took to dealer for diagnosis. They told him upstream O2 sensor needed to be replaced. Scanned O2s and saw the upstre... Trouble codes: P0132, P0032, P0403, P0172
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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1B7HF16Y4V
vehicle came in with a shifting issue. found tps at 5.0v unplugged the tps and still had 5 volts. located the tps sense in wire at pin 23 of the pcm and cut it to verify voltage wasnt coming from the harness. scanner still shows 5volts for the tps. recommended...
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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Dash Lights VIN: 2B4GP44372
Every 6 or 7 times that the passenger door lock switch is used (lock or unlock makes no difference)the dash lights come on, radio and climate control lights come on, abs and brake light comes on, exterior parking lights come on, and the radio shuts off. If you...
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2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L starter motor VIN: WD8PD64425
Problem with this van is intermittent no starter operation, when the starter will not energize and key is held in start possition the starter relay will continuously click but no 50 circuit out of relay. I have no start error message in the dash when this happ...
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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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2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire
this post/ask for help is for my education,told customer he needed new injectors and a ring job[see comp results],eng missfireing a idle starts to lope ,dies, restarts no problem, miss on acc,no ck eng lit,,found large crack in coil,failed stress test,replaced... Trouble codes: P2195
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2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Phaser VIN: 1FTPX04576
Within a day the customer called said the truck was running poorly and was noisy, some of the time. We got it back two weeks later and test drove it. Some times runs okay but then will run rough and make ratting noise near front top of both heads. We pulled o...
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1999 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTEK19T5X
Hello Friends This vehicle came in for a big service, including changing transmission fluid and filter. The customer says when the service four-wheel drive light comes on the vehicle will not shift properly. When I hooked up my Modis I got the code B2647 ambi... Trouble codes: B2647 (Ambient Light Sensor Circuit Low), P0758
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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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1966 Jaguar XKE 4.2L Charging
Imagine this, a vintage Jaguar with an electrical problem :) I replaced the battery and voltage regulator in this car about a year ago due to the battery being old and not holding a charge. At this time the voltage regulator quit and was replaced with a new (...
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L all windows inop except left front VIN: 1J4GW48S74
thanks in advance guys this jeep has all windows inop power doorlocks don't work except drivers front and mirrows don't work the coustomer replaced the drivers door switch with a used one I found two wires (power and ground)broken in the drivers door boot fixe...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L altornator VIN: WDBRF61J22
Hey guys i have this benz here.customer has mess around with it said he change the maf sensor battery.well it here now i start it up has no power as i give it gas the information center will turn red say check battery bad altonator.so i but a volt meter on it ...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Cuts out VIN: WDBTJ65J24
Vehicle came in to the shop with the customer complaint that the vehicle dies while driving and electrical system malfunction also has a display defective visit work shop comes up on display when it dies,the customer would then let the car sit for 15 min or so... Trouble codes: P2071 (Start Enable of DAS Not Sent Check Fault Messages in Control Module EZS)
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2010 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF3C58A
car came in from body shop no damage to engine noticed but know have code po013 . no real diag chart switched acuators exshaust to intake code did not change.anyone have a clue what signals i should be looking for at connector for acuator thanks Trouble codes: P0013
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1976 Nissan 280Z 2.8L Cuts out VIN: HLS3028259
I'm looking for insight from anyone with past experience with the z cars as I am having difficulity finding good tests and specs for this car. Car returns after stitting 4 years with the same problem it was stored with. Vehicle owner is ready to restore it a...
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2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L high idle VIN: 5N1ED28Y12
This is a personal vehicle. have only owned vehicle for 6 months so old work performed unknown. had a head gasket and oil pan leak. had it torn down for about 2 months pulled engine and resealed all possible leak points. replaced head gaskets tbelt and cleaned...
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2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off-Road 4.0L Pump noise. VIN: 5N1AR18WX6
First off this is my cousin's car. I'm trying to help her out. About two years ago the transmission went (Coolant got into transmission from a defective radiator), Nissan replaced it for free even though it was out of warranty. About a year after that the flyw...
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1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Flashers VIN: YS3EF48Z8X
First of all thank you everybody in advance for any input/tips. Ok about 4 months ago I replaced the digital display unit a used one; because you couldn't read nothing, so after it was installed. the display says "service theft alarm" and nothing else happen i...
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2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L No Start
Relatively easy one for you Toyota Gurus. Got this 2000 Rav 4 that is an intermittent no start. When it doesn't start,there is no check engine light koeo. Where is the Main Electronic Fuel Injection Relay that feeds power to the ECM. Mitchell and AllData say i...
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWXB81H8V
I am requesting help from my fellow IATN technicians, especially those with VW experience. This VW Jetta has a check engine light concern with no driveability issues. it needs to be fixed to pass NJ State Inspection in November. I am helping my uncle who has b... Trouble codes: P1452, P1450 (Sec AIR shorted to B)
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WVWMA23B0Y
When the secondary air pump comes on first when cold the manifold vacuum is about 10 inches. As soon as air pump shuts off vacuum returns to 15-18 inches. What is that? I happens every time the air pump is turned on.
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L electrical VIN: 3VWCD21C12
This vehicle will drain fully charged battery in 24 hours. We have disconnected every thing we can think of with no results. Need some new ideas.
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1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Cem VIN: YV1TS90D7X
Vehicle is from an auction. Used car salesman. Had a recommendation from the Volvo Dealer that the first step was to replace the CEM. Wanted a second opinion. We scanned the vehicle, codes are below. We checked the connectors at the CEM, and the wiring loom at...
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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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Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2011 BMW 328i 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire
There were no codes and no check engine light on. So I was considering following TSB for trans issue but customer took vehicle to another shop that told him it was a coil. I thought a bad coil with what felt like a bad shudder would set a missfire code, still...
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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Hard start VIN: 8GNFK16Z53
It was the fuel pump causing loss of pressure. Customer declined repairs so I could not finalize repairs. Thank you very much for all the information I received it was extremely helpful. Trouble codes: P0496 (EVAP System Flow during non purge).
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L booster/steering/braking VIN: 1GCHK29U83
What a nightmare this vehicle was, but it is fixed & gone. Fighting two separate issues: Hydraboost unit (reman, non GM unit that was previously installed here) would have internal valving issues when warm and rob assist from steering. Replaced unit & that is...
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2005 Chevrolet Express 2500 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GCGG29U65
This one is fixed thanks for all your help. The problem was a bad bcm and their was a fuse missing from the under hood fuse block for the cluster then we did the key relearn and all is good. Trouble codes: P1626, B3031.
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Classic LS 6.6L fuel VIN: 1GCHK23D97
After verifying that the injectors were not firing I replaced all 8 Injectors and that fix it. Thanks for all the help...
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2006 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L Brakes VIN: 2A4GM68486
This was a first for me, the new rotors from the 1st store were warped out of the box, the second new pair from different auto parts store basically resulted in the same complaints, that second set was brought back as well and machined at the parts store to ve...
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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie 5.9L communication VIN: 3D7KS28C75
I have figured this vehicle out. I had found that the wastegate control solenoid circuit was disconnected and jumpered with a wire! so what was happening is the pcm couldnt handle the full battery voltage direct to the pulse width modulated ground cicuit. This...
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2005 Dodge Caravan SXT 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4GP25R65
OK people, better late than never! The van is still not "fixed" in the finest sense, it is one our shop's vans that we use for running around and occasionally let a good customer borrow. The boss has not sent it out for the TSB flash as of yet, I'm not sure i... Trouble codes: P0306 (Misfire cylinder 6).
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2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L traction control VIN: 1FMFU16L83
I went ahead and replaced the traction control switch, which helped. I also found that Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury s.u.v.s that use this style instrument clusters have this problem. There seems to be a bad design. The option is to replace the instrument cluste...
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L EGR System VIN: 1FTNW20PX4
I'm sorry it has taken so long to close this request. I appreciate the input. The customer still has not brought the car back to me to fix. Many have suggested the Oil Cooler may be the problem. This is what I am leaning toward as being the problem at this...
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L trans range sensor, fan clutch VIN: 1FDWW36P06
After much digging, the fan clutch harness was found shorted to ground on driver side picking eye on the front of the head. After repairing the harness and running it so as not to short again truck starts and runs fine. The main problem here was we were checki...
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2006 GMC Sierra 3500 WT 6.6L Head Gasket VIN: 1GDJC33D06
Well its back together and purring like a kitten. I had a total of about 28 hours in the job. All the tips were really helpful. This was in fact the first diesel ive ever torn into. Like most of you said, it looks more intimidating than it is. Number everythin...
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2007 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Classic SLT 6.6L Push Rod VIN: 1GTHK23D17
The camshaft lobe on #8 exhaust was broke right off on the top. It looks like when that may have happened it hit #6 intake which is right next to it. It looks like it may have been a factory defect and finally let loose.
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2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L wheel bearing
The majority said possible bad grounds or lack there of. We replaced bearing, hub and nut. Snug the axle nut with no load, then lower vehicle, foot on brake and torqued to factory spec. Added ground wire from strut to battery. Time will tell. The only thing we...
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2011 Mazda 3 i 2.0L No Start VIN: JM1BL1UF8B
We were able to get 2 keys cut and program the antitheft. You need two keys to program.
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2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L Output Shaft VIN: JN8AZ08W23
The Part number is 38230-ca000. The clip comes with the whole output shaft
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2007 Suzuki XL-7 3.6L pcm VIN: 2S3DA91767
Was able to use tech 2 and ac delco to get the relearn to work. Thank you
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2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4L battery VIN: 4T1BB46K97
Thanks for all helpful replies,specially thanks to Steve to explain every thing in detail. Customer decided to go with inverter assembly on ebay from Toyota dealer seller. So we wait for customer to supply the part & of course No warranty if it will fix or not...
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