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2004 Acura EL 1.7L Ecm/Pcm VIN: 2HHES36844
Hello Everyone. I am in Canada,so this 2004 ACURA 1.7EL is same as HONDA Civic EX in USA(1.7L w/V-tec). Cust. bought this car 3 mth ago and reports vehicle started no problem in the morning.(usually -7~-8 degree of Celsius here. Driving 20-30min. parked and i...
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2007 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L engine VIN: WAUDH74F27
customer noted check engine light staying on but no unusual problem or performance issues,retreived codes p2006 and p2007, I performed a visual inspection of all vacuum hoses and plastic lines (good), tested vac solenoid to intake actuators (good),applied vac....
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L transmission VIN: WBADM6347X
Vehicle brought into our shop no transmission engagement. We have a MODIS scan tool with European cartridge. No codes in transmission module. Has air bag code and O2 codes. We unhooked the wiring connector and transmission has 4th and reverse. Hook back up and...
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2004 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L oxygen sensors VIN: 5UXFA13594
I will try to be as brief as 3 days checking will allow. Know that basics really evaluated and revisited on multiple occasions. Customer states that check engine lamp not on before CCV job. CCV froze up when bitterly cold and started burning copious oil, broug...
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2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 LT 5.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3GNEK12Z35
Had this Avalanche in back in November had power to vent solenoid no ground from pcm, wire from pcm to solenoid is good. Installed reman Delco pcm. Now 1157 bulb lights at solenoid connector but its dim and will not operate solenoid. Ground wire at pcm and ven... Trouble codes: P0449 (Evap vent control solenoid circuit)
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2012 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.6L Regeneration VIN: 1GBZGUCL9C
Hello techs, I have posted this vehicle previously, closed help request too early. Last time at our shop was continuously displaying "cleaning exhaust filter" message on dic. We tested components and vehicle was taken to dealer who performed two service regens...
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2012 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.6L Regeneration VIN: 1GBZGUCL9C
Hello techs, I have posted this vehicle previously, closed help request too early. Last time at our shop was continuously displaying "cleaning exhaust filter" message on dic. We tested components and vehicle was taken to dealer who performed two service regens...
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2000 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Long crank time VIN: 2C3HE66GXY
Recieved this car with the 2 codes due to mileage i replaced the 3 sensors atfer reading the responses. The codes came back as soon as the car is started the symtoms are a long crank time,rough idle and excessive tailpipe emmisions [ strong exhaust smell]. Sta... Trouble codes: P0340, P0112
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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L Dead Battery VIN: 2D8HN44P18
New batteries (2 now ) keep going dead. Have a .120a draw after 1 hour with battery disconnected and my ammeter in series. Have disconnected every fuse and relay in integrated power module with no change. Any ideas?
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1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTYR10U8W
engine has ticking noise removed valve cover and ran engine replaced lifters noise still present used stethoscope noise appears to be from top end if you unplug number 1 spark plug noise disappears
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2007 Ford F-450 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FDXF46P57
bi put a engine in this truck 3 weeks ago from jasper engine.i have no turbo boost & the gage shoes none. the truck had boost befor i replaced the engine. i have on power on hills.i need help if any one has had this problem. thanks charles
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2011 Ford Fiesta SE 1.6L Abs Module VIN: 3FADP4BJ7B
Hello techs,just reaching out to see if anyone expeirienced the abs module lossing communication.vehicle came in to program rcm.programmed rcm and cleared cmdc's.code u3002-62-0a was left.so looking up procedure told me to reprogram abs module.upon doing so pr...
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2005 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on, Long Crank VIN: KMHWF35H05
Car came to me customer complaining no power when on the highway intermitently. Since getting the car its gotten so I can duplicate every time. It now has a long crank 3 to 5 seconds before it starts and will trip the p0335 code every time you start it. I have... Trouble codes: P0335 (Cranksensor Ckt Fault)
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2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4L starter VIN: 5NPEB4AC0C
vehicle doesnt start, can jump from relay and it starts, however no power to relay from ignition
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2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L No Start VIN: JM1BK32F94
I have a crank no-start have injector drive for a brief second during the start of crank but goes away no spark also for sure the balancer was removed i lined it up with the ford tools and removed valve cover and found timing off adjusted timing and aligned ba... Trouble codes: P0480 (Cooling fan control 1)
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2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 4Matic 5.5L Timing VIN: WDDNG86X37
Hi guys I have a nightmare job here. Came in for CEL and had codes P0016(1200)Constant adjustment of intake camshaft of right cylinder bank in direction 'Retarded' P0017(1208)Constant adjustment of exhaust camshaft of right cylinder bank in direction 'Retarded...
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1995 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L Misfire VIN: 2G2VF22P2S
This fine piece of rolling stock has a misfire on #2. To keep it short'n sweet. If I swap FI connectors from #4 inj to #2 the misfire moves to #4 cyl and #2 hits fine. This confirms the Optispark, plug, plug wire, compression are good on #2 & #4 cyl. Testing #... Trouble codes: 18 (Injector circuit)
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1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L Speedometer VIN: YS3DD38B8V
Customer brought vehicle into shop for Check Engine Light being on, Check Gearbox light, ABS/Brake light, and speedometer not working. Plugged our Autel into the vehicle and retrieved codes: P0501 - VEHICLE SPEED SENSOR A RANGE/PERFORMANCE FAULT P0758 - SHIF...
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2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L No Start VIN: 4T1BF28B31
Vehicle came in with an intermittent long crank/no start. We found that if you turn the key on and wait for the check engine light to come on it will start. This can be any where from instantly to five minutes. When vehicle doesnt start there is no spark and n...
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Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Cuts out VIN: 2FTRX18LXW
Well, after much searching and banging my head against the wall I think I got it. I checked for pinched wires, bad grounds, 5V reference, everything I could think of and was about to move on to scoping each input signal to the PCM ( or give up) when I found an...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L 4 wheel drive VIN: 1FMDU73E62
Sorry for the late close,it was put on the back burner as this is a third vehicle for them, so it wasn't a rush. After starting on vehicle again and repeating previous test with out gaining ground, I disconnected plug at transfercase and the code 1824 disappea...
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2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L vent temperature VIN: 1FMPU16LX3
Ok guys, got it fixed. I pinched off the hoses for the heater core and the air temp did get cooler, so I knew the door was either broken or stuck. Since that bugger is buried way in there, I decided to check the signal at the plug first. Sure enough, it was...
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2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMCU03174
Sorry for the delay in closing this request. After running all the tests we had already ran and looking at most of the recommendations, we went back to the basics. The tech that started looking at this vehicle is no longer employed here. We pulled all of the s... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire).
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2006 Ford Five Hundred SE 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP23196
Hi There, Did some datastream monitoring and it all led up to replacing the cvt transmission. Thanks for all the input on this problem. Mike Trouble codes: P0701 (Tcs range), P0720 (Output speed sensor), P0730 (Gear ratio), P0811 (Clutch slippage), P0868 (Fluid pressure), P0871 (Pressure switch).
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2007 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR44U57
first thank you for everyone's input.. Timothy and Robert gets the ribbon this time :-) when you unplug a o2 it does try to fatten it up a little. so what I had was a very small leaky #6 injector when truck was running and o2 plugged in the o2 was trying to c... Trouble codes: P0304, P0305.
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L Stall VIN: JT6HF10U1Y
replaced all after market parts with oem. still no change. I am thinking ign switch. but like i said i have never witness the problem. just found out the car came from auction. customer did not want to go any further. is taking it back to auction. sorry it too...
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2008 Mercedes-Benz C300 Sport 3.0L Cam adjustment VIN: WDDGF54X58
So we dropped the sub oil pan and found quit a bit of metal debris in the pan. We discussed engine replacement options with the client but he decided against repairs for now. When we put the pan back up and function tested again, we found that we could no lon...
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2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L cylinder head VIN: 1G2NF52E13
Timing is everything and mine is lousy. Sorry for the late close. It is going to be lengthy but I want to be clear about what happened. First, my wife got real sick and this just sat. In addition, I screwed up the TIME SERT install ROYALLY and had to do it ove...
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2011 Saab 9-5 Turbo4 2.0L no injector pulse
I appreciate everyone's help with diagnosing this SLAAB. I mean SAAB. My final inspection to timing components and electronics was, that I found the cam actuators completely clogged with chunks of metal from the cam gears running with no oil, pulled the valve ...
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start
thanks for all the replys. the new napa crank sensor was the problem. it passed the ac voltage test and had good signiture with vantage pro when running but was pulsing the ground from ecm to relay while cranking. oem sensor fixed it. thanks again
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L 1-2 shift VIN: WVWTH63B12
Thanks Michael from New Hampshire you were correct the problem was a bad carrier bearing, the rubber isolator was shot. Installed a different drive shaft and noise eliminated. Thanks for everyone's help.Tom
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2011 Volkswagen Jetta SE 2.5L Charging VIN: 3VWDX7AJ1B
Tested at Alternator shop passed good ??? Put on car Failed??? Bench tested (used Good alt) in (clockwise) rotation charges great!!! on car alt pulley rotates - (Counter clockwise) No Charge???Put New regulator brush kit into old Counter clockwise rotating pu...
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1995 Volvo 850 T-5R 2.3L abs VIN: YV1LS5712S
Thanks for all your replies! It ended up being a faulty tracs hydraulic unit (like the faultcode said) A used one took care of the problem Never seen them go bad before
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