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2002 Acura RL Premium 3.5L electrical VIN: JH4KA965X2
NO SPARK AT COILS we been having a problem with no start condition,there is no spark to plugs, we have replaced cam/crank sensor because it was found melted,ecu seem to be responding to key (five flashing when turn on and two flashing removing key)fuses been c...
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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L turn signal VIN: WBADD6322W
on the Dashboard the turn signal indicator left or right not working but outside front & rear turn signal lights working (flashing) turn on the emergency flasher switch, on the dashboard the turn signal indicator also not working, on outside signal lights work...
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1998 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4HP52K8W
Hi everybody my problem is a friend called and said his car would not start and that it was not pumping gas. He also said that he had put a new fuel pump in car and it was still not pumping fuel. I went to his house to see if it was a wiring issue. After check...
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L alarm VIN: 2GCEC19T82
We are pulling our hair out over this one, we have tried disconnecting both door jamb switches but this alarm will still go off about every 10 minutes. Headlights flash and horn sounds off. Will quit when we hit unlock on the remote. If we don't arm the system...
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2006 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L Mechanical VIN: 2CNDL73F66
Takes a bout a month for it to happen again customer had another thermost install a dealer was good for 2 months then low again there are no misfire codes runs perfect hot or cold any thoughts?
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2008 Chevrolet Express 3500 LS 6.0L Bcm VIN: 1GBHG31K68
I replaced the BCM for the headlights turning on after a few hours sitting in cold temperature, got the BCM from the dealer and reprogrammed it successfully let the vehicle sit outside in the cold temps. headlights never came back on. Gave the van back to the ...
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2008 Chevrolet Uplander LT 3.9L Collision Repair VIN: 1GNDV33198
This uplander is the next door neighbors. There is a language barrier. His wife slid on ice, hit a curb and ruined the passenger side tires and wheels. Towed it in and it sat while trying to find used wheels and tires. The front one would not go on because it ...
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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 6.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G1YD3D70E
This car runs 220 and will not cool down unless you remove the thermostat, once the fan starts it will not turn off. The car will not run over 220, the bottom radiator hose is cool and the upper hose is approximately 160, the customer has spent a fortune at th...
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2007 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 4.0L Instrument Cluster VIN: 2A8GF68X97
Instrument cluster will function properly when vehicle starts, after a min or two the abs and brake light will come on, then traction cantrole light...few sec after that all the light in the cluster will light and tach and speedo will drop. I replaced the batt...
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1996 Dodge Dakota 3.9L No Start VIN: 1B7GL23X7T
auto came in intermitted stall. would start right back. found code for ign. coil. replaced coil code never came back. also found alt. not charging. replaced alt. checked good now. customer took auto came back saying no start and sometimes starts and stalls. ra...
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1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L cold start VIN: 1FMFU18L6V
When it is below 30 it wont start unless you put your foot on the gas. Then it starts right up as soon as you let off the gas it dies. If you hold your foot on the gas it will stay running. After it starts to warm up it will stay running on its own. I have rep...
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2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMYU931X5
This vehicle randomly stalls, seems to happen after a couple mile road test and idling at a stop light. I don't believe its any kind of torque converter stall or fuel pump or IAC because when it occurs its like someone turned the ignition switch off then bac...
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2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L No Start, no communication VIN: 1FTNF21578
is it possible I got a bad pcm or am I missing something, can communicate with all other modules. Trouble codes: U0100
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2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.4L kam VIN: 1FTWW31R78
This one is weird. Sets code P1633 Low power on KAPWR circuit. Never loses power on this circuit while back probed or disconnected from ECU. I have taken the plug apart and cleaned/ inspected the terminal. I have inspected all the battery connections and groun...
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2010 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5L Heater Core VIN: 5FNYF3H58A
Customer complaint of driver's side heating not blowing hot air. Verified customer complaint. Has dual zone climate control and passenger side and rear heat blows hot. Driver's center vent blows slightly warm, driver's outside vent blows cold. Initial inspecti...
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2010 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5L Liftgate + WIndows VIN: 5FNYF4H6XA
This 2010 Pilot blows underdash fuse 32 and fuse 30 which power the right front and right rear power windows. When I disconnect the window switch/control module on each of the RH windows, then the fuses no longer blow. It would seem this has two bad Right hand...
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2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Won't run monitor VIN: KMHDN45D03
This car have been drove over 200 mile. Have no code. 0xygen and Evap monitor will NOT run. The heated O2 monitor run. Already replace the front and rear O2. Smoke and pressure test the evap system and found NO leak. All the mode 6 data say OK. Have try every ...
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2002 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Battery Drain VIN: SAJDA03N02
Hi Jag techs, I have this 2002 S-Type that keeps draining the battery. When I connect my ammeter in series there is an 3 amp draw. I pulled fuse 20 and the draw went to 950 ma. I found the problem at the a/c control module, which would still turn on even with ...
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L alarm VIN: 1J4GZ58S7V
I am trying to disarm the factory alarm. I understand from IATN and IDENTIFIX while engine is running unplug alarm module and leave it unpluged.In doing this the E.C.M. forgets it has an alarm system. My question is,where is the alarm module? How do you get to...
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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Drivers PreTenisoner VIN: 1J8HR58N36
Was wondering if anyone has has this code in the SRS OCR system B1B2A 1st Row Driver Seat Belt Pretensioner Circuit Open. Inspected conectors C321 and Connector At preTensioner. and what the fix was limited scan tool operation OTC Genisys 5.0. thanks for all a...
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2006 Jeep Commander 3.7L Unknown VIN: 1J8HG48K96
rebuilt transmission replaced vavle body replace tcc two times transmission goes in and out of overdrive at 30- 35 mph anybody had this problem
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L Stall VIN: JT6HF10U1Y
hi iatn brothers and sisters. I have a lexus rx300.that will die w/driving. original complaint was poor idle and stalling at stop. replaced iac . now it runs smooth and no stalling at stop. customer drove for two days no problems. now it will stall going down ...
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2006 Mazda 6 Mazdaspeed 2.3L Cuts out VIN: JM1GG12L76
Vehicle came in with a blown engine(not running hole in block. Sat for a while. Customer finally approved a new mazda long block. Vehicle is equipped with 3" exhaust, cold air intake, Larger non fatory intercooler, aftermarket bypass(blow off) valve. If you dr...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L auxiliary fans VIN: 4JGAB54E5W
I received this one from another shop with the complaint that the auxiliary fans ( or condenser fans) runs all the time with the engine and ingnition off. I scanned the vehicle with an OEM scanner and the only code that I get was that the electromagnetic clutc...
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2012 Mitsubishi Galant SE 2.4L noise VIN: 4A32B2FF5C
this vehicle has a squealing noise when you start the vehicle the customer already had the alternator and drive belt replaced aswell as idler pulley and drive belt tensioner with the pulley it sounds like it is coming from the timing cover but it is now where ...
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2005 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Computer VIN: 1N4BA41E25
We marrried this nightmare. it has been hacked on somewhere else. Have power to coils and injectors. No start. Did compression test and found front cylinders bad. one only had 40 psi. I assume chain jumped. SO warranty company sent engine, we replaced. I am ge...
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2007 Nissan 350Z Touring 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1BZ34E97
I got this one from a dealership used car department.(not a Nissan dealer). I don't know what the original problem was but they tried to clean the Throttle bodies. I tried to do a idle relearn w/ my Maximus. which i made work on 06 sentra. I replaced both Thr... Trouble codes: P0507 (ISC System)
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2011 Nissan Sentra SR 2.0L oil consumption VIN: 3N1AB6AP1B
Hey guys looking for some answers on oil consumption issues. Hopefully there are some nissan techs who will reply. I know and have seen the problems on the 2.5 engine. My daughther bought this 2011 sentra with 47k on it. I have changed the oil and i checked it...
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2002 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Cuts out VIN: 1G2JB52482
On hard acceleration like to pass engine hesitates like rev limiter is on. This happens at aprox. 3000 rpm. Injectors appear to be being shut down by pcm.
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2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Security Light VIN: 1G2NF52E13
Hello everyone.my thanks in advance to those who have any thoughts on this!my customer went on vacation for a week,and when she got home and tried to use her grand am,she said that when she went to start the car and headlights,dash lights,overhead light all st...
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2010 Toyota RAV4 2.5L Timing Chain VIN: JTMZF4DV4A
Timing chain rattle when first started cold, dealer says normal, no tsb are related repair history
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2006 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L oil pump drive chain VIN: WVWFV71K46
Vehicle towed in with no start condition. Codes 01152 cooling fan control circuit. 08851 fuel pressure regulator valve (n276) lower limit reached. 00135 fuel rail system pressure too low. 00256 MAF sensor (G70) supply voltage, no signal, no communication. I st...
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2007 Volkswagen Eos 2.0L dash VIN: WVWBA71F07
i have this car in the shop and the complaint is that the dash indicator lights with check engine light are all flashing. it happen once then the customer parked it for 2 weeks then drove 8 miles and it did it again. i have not seen it yet and was woundering i...
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2005 Acura TL 3.2L vsa VIN: 19UUA66275
well I will call this diaged but not repaired. got it to act up in the shop. monitoring output voltage at the yaw sensor when starting the vehicle, the voltage was 4.9 volts should have been 2.5volts, cycled the key and then it read 2.5 volts. customer did not...
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2006 Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8L timing VIN: WAUAC48H46
Thank you for all the replies,come to find out I had 2 problems with this audi(low power and cam code).The low power and cam code made me think still had timing issue,not the case.I checked back pressure in exhaust and found converter was restricked causing lo...
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1982 Cadillac DeVille 4.1L Stall VIN: 1G6AD6989C
Thank you to all who responded. It turned out to be the pick up coil. It was falling apart and had a piece of old rotor floating around in there. Why that did't cause any other problems is beyond me. This vehicle does not have a power steering pressure switch,...
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2010 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LTZ 5.3L Heat/Cool Seats VIN: 1GNUCKE08A
WELL I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR HELP. AFTER FURTHER INVESTIGATING THIS SYSTEM IT SEEMS THAT THIS SYSTEM USED A TEMP CONTROL MODULE THAT BLEW WARM OR COLD AIR THRU THE SEATS. AFTER DOING A COMPONENT TEST ON THE SEAT BACK AND SEAT CUSHION MODULES ...
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2006 Chrysler 300 C SRT8 6.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3LA73W46
First thanks to everyone who replied. This car isnt fixed, -yet! I havent given up. I will be trying other tests on this. I have found that this car has after market lights. They stopped working and the car was running rough. we disconnected the light and it s... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start
Well it's fixed. I'm going to try and explain what happened so someone else don't make the same mistakes. A week before this truck was in and it blew the fuel pump fuse and died. Customer told me about once a week for the past 2 weeks it blew that fuse. So I...
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2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Roll stability control VIN: 1FBSS31L06
I decided to clear the codes one more time and then start the van and pull the codes again (RSC service now immediately returned). The only code that reappeared was a b2900 VIN mismatch PCM. at that point I decided to have the dealer reprogram the new PCM that...
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Cuts out VIN: 1J4GX48N13
MY REPROGRAMMER FOUND PCM CORRUPT. HIS GUESS CAR JUMP STARTED INCORRECTLY PRIOR TO ARRIVAL. REINSTALLED VIN TO PCM AND ALL IS WELL! THANKS TO ALL!
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2007 Mazda CX-7 Touring 2.3L Engine Dies VIN: JM3ER29377
Thanks Gents for all your input. We ran it down to a failing fuel pump frame mounted circuit resistor. Not sure exactly why it is used but never the less it was failing. Thanks again. Frank
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2001 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBFA68F71
well upon further inspection with a evap smoke machine I was able to pressurize the system and star pinching off hose's until the leak went away. found a valve that sits next to the gas tank on the right side was leaking, very hard to see because of a metal br...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L lacks power VIN: 4JGAB54E82
Thank you all for the great responses. I thought I did reset all the adaptation but, maybe I didn't. The vehicle left. The customer can't aford to spend any more money looking into the problem and, said she was going to check with the dealer to see if there wa... Trouble codes: P203D.
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1996 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31D0T
Ok. This car is fixed. Problem was front o2 sensor signal wire was shorting to ground. Thank to all who replied! Trouble codes: P0171.
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2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L Idle control problem VIN: JN8AZ08WX3
Brent: Thank you very much!!! Two Nissan dealers failed to find what you clued me in on. Brent from Pennsylvania Jan 19, 2015 5:07:08 PM Be very careful to check for this with consult scan tool.in the "work support" screen you can alter idle rpm.if someone ... Trouble codes: P0507 (ISC rpm too high).
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2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L tach VIN: 5N1AR18W65
Thanks for the help on this Pathfinder. I pulled the cluster and soldiered the pin connection. I didn't see any definite problem. It was intermittent so we will see what happens, Thank you Jeff
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2009 Smart Fortwo Passion 1.0L transmission VIN: WMEEJ31X29
We Installed A Used Transmission (Out of Wreck With 7000 Miles) After Install We Took To A Euro Shop To Have Clutch Actuator Relearned. Problem Solved Thanks
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2009 Subaru Forester X Premium 2.5L head gaskets VIN: JF2SH63619
Thanks for all the help everyone. pulled the engine and did the head gaskets, plugs, valve adjust, rear main seal and resealed breather cover. runs great. now to get it sold...
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1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Right door latch/lock VIN: 4TAWN72N5T
Consensus is that a junkyard part is the best solution. Problem is , the nearest yard is 60+ miles away, and for such a small part, I couldn't get a solid enough answer that they had one, or the condition---that's why I was really looking for a new part. Goog...
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2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E0Y
thank you for all the replies. the majority of suggestions were for new injectors. i got approval from customer and replace them with 4 reman injectors. customer could not afford new. we installed and test drove vehicle. car ran great. no more hesitations ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0300.
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2004 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDI 1.9L Eng Temp VIN: 9BWGR61J34
thanks every one for responding - all the suggestions where double checked before posting . the problem ended up being two bad thermostats from dealer. third one did the trick engine now heats up & heater is working fine. Thanks Glenn
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