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1996 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Srs VIN: JH4DC445XT
We are getting a single Flash from the module no blinks, no codes when we try to pull codes. We have tried to clear the codes to and have done a hard battery reset none of it is helping. Has anyone had this happen? pretty sure it needs a module just looking ...
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2006 BMW 750Li 4.8L Starting VIN: WBAHN83576
2f45 interface dme ews.. did a cylinder head job on vehicle once repair/test drive was finished went to move the vehicle and all it did was crank.. pulled codes with an autologic and found 2f45 is a permanent fault in the dme tried to do a hard reset with the ...
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1983 Chevrolet K30 Custom 6.2L Generator 1
Retired Gvt. 1008 (military 1 ton 4X4 Chevy pick up) now belong to rural fire department. Battery(s) not charging. Generator 1 lamp on. Need some help from someone familiar with this type electrical system. I spend many hours in these things & their CUCV cou...
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2004 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.5L Fuel System VIN: 1G1ZT54874
Vehicle came in running good for 30-40 minutes and then once it warmed up it would run rough for a few minutes and then run ok for a few minutes and then run rough again. I noticed the voltage would drop on the alternator so i changed the alternator and now th...
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2005 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L No Start
Car came in with no start condition.no spark.found bad icm replaced and still no start.checked for spark fuel pressure. Both good.checked injectors omhs and injector pulses with noid light.both good.checked compression and 1 and 3 were low. Found leaking exhau...
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2009 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.4L Starting VIN: 1G1ZG57B69
Good afternoon I have a 2009 Malibu that's not cranking from the key. I have no crank request on the scan tool, also no B+ on the control side of the relay. I can read which gear the vehicle is in with the scan tool. The thing about this is I have communicatio...
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2002 Dodge Durango SLT Plus 4.7L blower resistor VIN: 1B4HS58N02
hey guys thanks in advance! the blower resistor keeps blowing in this vehicle. about once a month. we think that there is a water leak in the cabin because we found rust stains on the carpet and one time a rusted connector for the blower resistor. there is evi...
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2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L headlamps and dash VIN: 1FMPU16L4Y
Vehicle has the headlamps and the dash indicator lamps stay on indefinitely after key is removed (till the battery runs down). odometer will display - - - - - - - with key removed but will go to the normal mileage with key in. I have taken all of the bulk he...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L oil VIN: 1FTSX31P84
truck came in with misfires changed all the injectors truck left shop for a month or so then truck came back when at hwy speeds it would huck and buck and stall oil pressure guage would fall out then after a few minutes it would start changed out low pressure ...
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Hesitation, low power VIN: 1FDWX37P26
This truck has extended crank, low power and p0611 code. Thanks for taking a look at this post! The truck ran terrible when it came in. FICM code was there and mpwr pid was dropping into teens. Replaced FICM with "upgraded" unit. Truck is definetly better but ... Trouble codes: P0611
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2009 Ford Mustang 4.0L Fuel gauge VIN: 1ZVHT80N29
We have this mustang with an inoperable fuel gauge, it stays on empty. With the scan tool we CAN make it sweep. Originaly had codes B1204 and B2879. Following flow chart, led me to replace SJB. After we replaced it, it seemed to work until i programmed it. The...
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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L front wipers VIN: 5FNRL18663
need help on this honda, replaced the wiring green black and blue whitefrom the motor to the controler and the relay, replaced the relay and the wiper motor, keeps blowing the number 12 30 amp fuse, problem is it is intermittent and i have had the wipers runni...
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2009 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5L engine VIN: 5FNRL38699
Friend of mines van. Calls to tell me it stalled while driving. Find it to have very little oil. Added 3 quarts to find at bottom of stick. Has a fast crank and wants to fire but will not. Suspected out of time from cam actuators, but compression test shows go...
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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC13EX3
Intermittant code cannot duplicate. Tech bulletin states open circuit detected in the circuit which supplies power to ETS motor. Cannot locate ETS Relay to minitor or wiring diagram with color coded wires for tracing. Also ETS-ECM? location, control relay? loc... Trouble codes: P1178 (Fault detected ETS circuit), P1178 (Fault detected ETS circuit)
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Starting VIN: 1J4GW38502
First thank you for taking the time to look at my nightmare. Car came into the shop 2 weeks ago and no window op and gauges going crazy interm .so we checked the basic things like boots in the doors and mods every thing looked good so I pull bus shorting bar a...
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L timing chain VIN: 1J4GW48N34
Hi, everyone, this Gil at Angelo,s Townline, in nj, this car came in with an overheating problem and a bad head gasket on the left bank, we decided it was best to redo the top of the engine and at the same time to replace the timing chain, we got parts for the...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on
Hello all, have a doosy, this rx300 came in stuck in limp mode with the common knock sensor codes. ordered new sensors and vehicle still threw codes. Then got a new harness and had the same problem. Thing is it shifts bad before any codes are thrown. Then it t... Trouble codes: P0330, P0325
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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 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WP52K2X
This car misfires on cyl's 2 & 5 (comes & goes) that starts @ 52mph or higher under steady throttle, I can watch the misfires on my scanner as well as feel it. It never misfires any other time. Previous shop replaced spark plugs, wires, coil (2 & 5 share coil)... Trouble codes: P0300
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Overheats VIN: 3VWDC21C51
Quick story... Overheating. Water pump replaced thermostat replaced twice. Still overheats radiator is not getting hot when engine is at 220f and up. Long story here. Customer had overheat. Found coolant very low and water pump leaking. After replacing water ...
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2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWRL7AJXA
hello I have a 2010 VW TDI 2.0 with a code p0269. I swapped the glow plug and the code came back after doing some research I found that you cant just swap injectors does anyone have any advise on how to diag. this code or are there any common problems that cau...
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2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 3VWLL7AJ1C
came in complaining about lack of power, glow plug light would come on, the check engine light and then it would go into limp mode. if you restart the car, it's good for a little, then it happens again. cleared code it wont come back in drive but if you drive ... Trouble codes: P0238 (Manifold Pressure/Boost Sensor G31 Signal too High)
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2009 Audi A3 2.0L Lighting VIN: WAUHE78P49
Thank You for the quick responses and the first response was right on it was the fuse box under the hood on the drivers side. We did find the fuse holder for the ABS module on the fuse box burnt and internally I'm sure wires were burned up. We changed out the ...
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2008 BMW 328i 3.0L heat out put VIN: WBAVA37578
first thank you for all the replies. most of them involved flushing heater core. this vehicle has an electric pump and i could not find a control valve on the engine. we pulled the cover back from the cowl to get access to the heater core lines and ended up...
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1999 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Fuel pump VIN: 1G6KS54YXX
Most all responses suggested a rust penetrant which we tried as well as beating on the thing etc. To no avail. The retaining ring is about $5 our cost, about $8 to the customer so we just cut it off and replaced with the new pump. Here in Oregon we don't salt ...
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1994 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Tcm VIN: 2C3HD56F2R
Hi again sorry for the late closure. The problem was the transmission harness also where the harness comes through the fire wall was chaffed as was mentioned. Thanks for all the help and suggestions.
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2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L starter motor VIN: WD8PD64425
ignition switch fixed this one, checking the 50 circuit under load was key here, took old switch apart and found slight carbon on contact, also found the 50 circuit bypassed around the upper fuse panel, was able to correct this. Thanks for all the Help!
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2007 Dodge Ram 3500 ST 6.7L Service indicator VIN: 3D7MX38A57
Hey guys. Sorry I was unable to get a concrete fix for this vehicle. customer is going to purchase the H and S programmer as some of you suggested and throw away the one he has and try that. When he gets it, I will come back and add to this post. Thanks ag...
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1991 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start, Stall VIN: JHMEE486XM
WOW! Thanks for all your suggestions and ideas! This sucker is fixed. After double checking some of my tests and goinf over all your ideas, I decided to lab scope the CKP and TDC signals coming out of the distributor. Thats where the problem was indicated; e...
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2007 Honda Fit 1.5L Misfire VIN: JHMGD38457
After replacing the coils with genuine Honda ignition coils (updated ones that have that little dimple like it's a vent or drain or something) all is well. No more random misfire @ idle anymore. Guess that shows how important it is on certain components to o...
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2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Ride Level VIN: 5LMFU27RX4
Fixed, The height sensors where the problem. Even though I could see them working with same values via my scanner. I just went ahead and ordered 2 sensors, There is a difference between left and right. After installing new sensors everything works properly...
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2005 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L SRS pretensioner VIN: 1LNHM81W65
Thanks for everyone's input. Tom made a suggestion that sometimes air bag codes display only once at a time. I got my resister box and selected 2 ohms for the SRS harness in place of the pre tensioner. Light went out. Ordered new pre tesnioner. Both driver and...
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2004 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L Stall VIN: 1G2NW52E34
I guess we are throwing the towel in on this one. Last thing we tried was a new ignition cylinder and key. Not sure what else to do. Again when vehicle will not start which is for a very short 30 seconds to 2 min we do have fuel pressure and spark. Injectors h...
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2007 Suzuki Forenza 2.0L 02 Sensor Code P0132 VIN: KL5JD56Z17
One Of My Technician decided to Use The wiring harness that came with the used engine (While I Was On Vacation). Needless to sy I Knew After He told Me that was the Problem. The Wiring Harness Looked The Exact Same But The Signal And Ground Wires Where Rever... Trouble codes: P0132 (Bank1 Sensor 1 High Voltage).
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Surge, Stall VIN: 3VWBB21C51
The Fix for this one was a Crank sensor and a bad ground at the PCM., Thanks for all the input
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L pressure VIN: 3VWSP29M51
Cleaned the sending unit in tank seems OK now thanks for all the help
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2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L Unknown VIN: 3VWRL7AJXA
thanks to all that helped the fix was the fly wheel strange set up to have a dual mass fly wheel on an auto transmission but it fits with VW
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