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2003 Audi A4 1.8L Abs VIN: WAULC68E33
Having trouble w/ABS system Not a module problem, or at least I get no change with new one. 00287- Right rear wheel sensor open 01435 -brake press sensor We have checked sensors-harnesses and reset codes, but will not clear. The customer states speedo drops ou...
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2004 Audi TT Quattro 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUUF28NX4
Cant turn of check engine lamp-cant comunicate with sytems-powers up scan tools but no comm,original radio works and no other problems or warning lamps.had water leak on drivers floor but thats is fixed and dry-not sure of next step to test-any advise apprecia...
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2009 BMW X5 xDrive35d 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 5UXFF03529
This is owned by one of our VW customers. It appears to have a problem with the urea system. Our information on this vehicle is very limited. Any idea where we can obtain the best information to properly diagnose this? Trouble codes: P20EE, P2201 (Nox Sensor Circut), P1515 (Unknown)
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2011 BMW 328i 3.0L Hvac VIN: WBAPH7G50B
This 328i came into the shop today with a lack of heat complaint. I know that low duct temps are a common complaint on these cars. This car has no heat coming out of the vents or the defrost. Engine tenp is 200 deg. Heater hoses are 185 deg and 120 deg. We use...
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2002 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS 5.7L Ignition System VIN: 2G1FP22G42
First Thank You to Those who will take time to look at this. Customer says that on the first attempt of the day to start this vehicle, there is a 3 to 5 second delay when the key is in the "Start" position, before the starter will actually start cranking. The ...
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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14X48
Customers original concern was a no crank condition. Found no C.E.L. illumination on dash. Scanned vehicle and no communication with ecm but can communicate with all other modules. checked B+ and grounds all good. Installed new ecm and C.E.L. now flashes on da... Trouble codes: P0315 (Ckp variation not learned), P0602 (Module not programmed), U0121 (Lost communication with abs), U0140 (Lost communication with bcm)
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMDA5143T
We have a curious one here, no codes and vehicle will stall from time to time from a dead stop accelerating like from a light. This will not happen every time, sometimes it takes off great and other times when you push the gas it will fall on it's face, cycle ...
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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L #8 Spark Plug VIN: 1FMRU18W1W
Hello all. I have a truck that came in with the #8 plug blown out of the hole. (Back one on the driver's side) What I would like to know, can an insert reliably be installed without removing the head? From what I can see with the scope, at least the top half o...
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2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L electrical VIN: 1FDAF56F51
were not a diesel shop but servicing fleets other p/u gas engine. a very strange problem.customer stated vehicle starts on its own without keys in ign.intermitenly.has found truck sitting in park space with starter cranking and has burned up starter in past,st...
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2003 Ford Excursion Limited 6.0L oil pressure VIN: 1FMSU43P33
no start after reach running temp.leave park and cool down start right up &drive fine
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2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU93175
Reassemlbed heads on engine. It fired right up but runs on bank #2 only at idle. When rpms are increased to 1500 + it smooths out. We have 180 psi compresson on affected cylinders. We have confirmed spark at all 3 affected coils. We have swapped coils and plug... Trouble codes: P0301 (Missfire 1 cyl), P0302 (Missfire 2 cyl), P0303 (missfire 3 cyl.), P0316 (missfire in first 1000 rpm), P2195 (O2 code)
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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L booster VIN: 1FDNF215X6
we have a f250 that has had 3 oreillys brake boosters and 2 master cylinders you have to stand on the pedal to stop is there a reason the abs would not let pressure thru. I have done the abs bleed w/ scanner. we have bled system and I think the booster from or...
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2011 Ford Focus SEL 2.0L Temperature VIN: 1FAHP3HN8B
Good afternoon and thank you ahead of time for everyone's help. I have this Ford Focus that came in with poor heat and a temp gauge reading low. I replaced the thermostat with a Ford thermostat and it is no better. When you drive the car with scan tool on read...
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2005 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali 6.0L rear wiper VIN: 1GKFK66U65
i replaced rear wiper switch still no power at motor. i ck all fuses that i can find all good. i'm lost and need help so if any one has seen this please help Thanks Charles
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2009 Jaguar XF Supercharged 4.2L Mechanical VIN: SAJWA07C09
Hi Group, My first XF and it is experiencing a loud tapping noise from the passenger side of the engine at all rpm's.Noise is consistant to engine speed.Noise seems to emmenate from top of engine,you can almost feel it if you touch the r.s.cam cover.Engine ru...
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2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L coolant VIN: 1J4GL48K32
customer came in with no heat, checked coolant found bad milky coolant and leak at plastic radiator tank, checked for combustion gases in coolant res. , didnt find any, was wondering if these were prone to headgasket failure without having a miss fire, transmi...
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2006 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged 4.2L fan cltch VIN: SALMF13476
Hello every one. Happy new year. We are trying to remove fan clutch , in order to replace alternator. According to All Data information, this clutch is LH thread. By using impact fan clutch tool , applied force to the R [standing in front of radiator},it will ...
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2007 Mitsubishi Endeavor SE 3.8L No Start VIN: 4A4MN31S57
Cust-complaint. Driving in sub-zero temps, all dash lights came on vehicle continued to run. Customer stopped, shut vehicle off. Then crank-no start occured. Towed to our facility. I can confirm no spark/fuel/injector pulse. No communication with any module....
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2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, hard start VIN: 3N1CB51D5Y
I have this Nissan sentra that is giving me a time. from everting I find with the p1320 code, it is said to replace coils and plugs. I have done both and still get a hard start and rough idle and a p1320. if you clear flood for a second during cranking then ba... Trouble codes: P1320, P1402
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2009 Nissan Quest 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 5N1BV28U99
Car started out with P0171 code. New purolaytor air filter, replace 02 sensor bank one sensor one. Replaced mass air. Since replacing mass air sensor, p0174 shows up immediately. I replaced the new mass air with another, and P0174 still shows up immediately, w...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Stall VIN: 3VWDT71K96
I have checked archives and not found a similar problem. It will start cold and run fine, he backs out and drives about a 100 yards and it will stall. It will not re start unless it sits for 10 min. Then it will restart and run all day no problem. If he warms ...
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2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Abs, Dcs VIN: 5UXFA535X3
I ended up talking to Gene from Cary Nc. I went and rechecked all the ABS fuses. All were good. I happened to notice that someone had installed an after market wire on one of the fuses. I removed the wire and calibrated the steering angle sensor and all is goo...
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2009 BMW 335i xDrive 3.0L Rear defrost VIN: WBAPL335X9
I replaced the battery but my clock still resets intermittently, but the customer is not sure about the rear defrost. He says it does work sometimes. Also the LH heater buttons don't work intermittently(The front window defrost button on the RH side works thou...
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2006 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Both Front Seats VIN: 1G6DP57706
Thank you all for your input, because it confirms where I was going but couldn't get past with the claim they all stopped at the same time (plus the similar ohms readings). I took a battery to the vehicle and directly powered the elements. While connected to...
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17L8W
Ok, so the truck was shipped over to our other shop, and the cats were replaced. While it seems to run better, when it was returned to our shop for the customer to pick up, i decited to take one last look at the numbers. As many of you stated, the BARO was lo... Trouble codes: P0171, P0303, P0453, P0401.
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2003 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L T-Case/Frt Diff VIN: 1FTZR45E43
THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLIES. IN MY FIRST POST I DID NOT INCLUDE A LOT OF INFO. ALL GEAR BOXES WERE FULL. NO EXCESSIVE METAL NOTED IN FLUID. ALL TIRES WERE SAME SIZE SAME MANUFACTURE,ALL ABOUT 7/32NDS TREAD. DID REMOVE FRONT DRIVELINE U-JOINT AND CV JOINT O.K.TE...
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2010 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L cranking VIN: 1FTFX1EV5A
The truck ended up having three bad injectors. They would intermittently stick open. I forgot to check injectors while cranking. Thanks for the help.
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2006 Jeep Commander Limited 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J8HG58266
The problem was in the pcm. Someone suggested that the downstream o2 was also considered for fuel delivery, so I disconnected both o2 sensors and test drove - no misfire with fuel trims at default value. Most replies suggested looking at the heater circuit a... Trouble codes: P0155.
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2003 Kia Optima SE 2.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAGD12883
Well THANKS to all. I was under the impression the Kia Dealer installed the crank sensor, well that was not correct. Come to find out the owner installed the sensor, that was my first mistake, the second was I did not remove it to inspect. What I found was the... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankshaft sensor fault).
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2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L No Start VIN: 1YVFP80U93
Thank you very much you guys are the best. It had a loose timing chain on bank 2. I replaced both tensinors and the plugged converters. The engine runs very well now. I don't know what other damage was done when the converter plugged up I guess time will tell.... Trouble codes: P0022 (cmp timing over retard lh).
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2008 Mazda CX-7 Touring 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3ER29388
Thanks for your help. Well you know how it goes once you are told the whole story. Here it goes. Apparantly this car quit running due to something being broken on the fuel rail. It sat for a while before going to the dealer. Once this repair was made on the t... Trouble codes: P0016, P0340, P0401, P2096, P0101.
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2008 Mercedes-Benz ML320 CDI 3.0L Steering wheel adjustment VIN: 4JGBB22E28
The fix was to do the battery "hard reset" Thanks to Alfiero, Timothy and Vladimir. Reset by disconnecting main battery beneath the seat. It was opportunity to check, that battery was still original. We installed main and back-up batteries. I didn't find separ...
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2011 Mercedes-Benz R350 Bluetec 4Matic 3.0L bluetec tank VIN: 4JGCB2FE6B
i had reset the level sensor calabration and checked for the latest sofeware for the addblue tank no codes in the addblue so im going with kick it out the door and see if it resets its self after it has time to self check. other than the service addblue messa...
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2006 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L Vibration VIN: JN8AZ08W06
Thanks for all the suggestions it helped a lot when I got the car back for diagnoses. It was the mounts where in a bind. I loosened the front and rear mount and the vib was gone. We never even had them loose but it was a easy fix so another one down the road. ...
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1998 Plymouth Voyager 2.4L No Start VIN: 2P4FP25B7W
After checking the grounds and sensor inputs on the common circuits still could not find any thing that affected the data outputs. The customer decided not to invest anymore time or money into the vehicle. I hate to see one unsolved but what can you do ? Thank...
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2008 Pontiac G8 3.6L windshied wipers VIN: 6G2ER57768
I know this is not going to help my rating, but I overlooked the fact that my test light needed sharpening to get down into these new mini-fuses. Due to the fact that this vehicle has too many electrical issues, cam sync, vent valve, 02 heater, wipers and more...
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2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4T1BG22K0Y
OKAY, First Thank you for all the thoughts and suggestions may all those go to help others in the future. It wound up not dying so much, so I drove it for a long time, and it I could get it to surge and sputter at times, but keep it running, allowing the compu...
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2008 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5L Battery VIN: JTEES42A88
The client decided against going any further with the diagnosis. I did NOT perform the parasitic draw test across the fuses, but if it comes back I will try it that way so hopefully it won't wake modules up. What the client asked us to do was put in a batter...
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2011 Toyota Tundra 5.7L abs module VIN: 5TFUY5F18B
This truck has been gone for about 3 weeks and the customer said its been working fine. This code would only set when starting vehicle and not all the time. I swapped the pins for left rear and right rear wheel speed sensor at the brake module. I told the cust...
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