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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L alternator VIN: 1G1JC52FX3
Originally came in battery light on alternator not charging had code P 06 21 and 622 replace alternator came back again 0621 alternator was over charging this time replaced with another alternator.came back yesterday P 0621,p0563,PS300,p108. When the car acts ...
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2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Canister Vent Solenoid/PCM VIN: 1GNDT13S35
Vehicle came in with P0455 (large EVAP leak) and the Vent valve already replaced. Smoke tested Evap system. Found smoke coming from vent valve. Attempted to close vent valve with scan tool (Solus Pro) and was unable to activate vent valve. Disconnected valve a...
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2006 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 3.9L MIL Lamp on
Hello and thanks for any help in advance. Getting a reoccurring p0171 lean bank 1 so far I have done a smoke test and found a leaking fitting that goes in the intake plenum for brake booster hose fixed that cleared code. code comes back after 2 mins. Of run ... Trouble codes: P0171, C0561
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2000 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C3EL55H0Y
This car has been all over town for the same problem. Sometimes it runs OK until it warms up real good, other times it starts up and runs poorly right off the bat. The car will idle all day long smooth as silk but when you give it throttle, it stumbles, misses... Trouble codes: P1391
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HF16Z9X
ok this is a short trip driven truck...i replaced heads and timing chain back in 2012 and has 12k on it since then...has cel for cyl 2 misfire which can see on scanner more than feel..first thing i did was check and replace plug with no change...proceeded to m... Trouble codes: P0302
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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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2006 Ford Expedition King Ranch 5.4L O/D Light VIN: 1FMFU18566
This problem has been going on for nearly a year. Intermittently the o/d light will flash, and of course, no overdrive when this occurs. At first, we couldn't really find anything concrete, so we replaced the torque converter. Customer came back about a month ...
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2009 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Fuel system VIN: 2FAHP71V49
We have a south area shop, this vehicle has been there for four months, and has been sent to the Dealer for repair.In which no one has been able to Identify the leak/ vapor source. Many parts have been replaced. I felt I had located the problem when I smoke ch...
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2010 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX1E81A
Hi guys have a 2010 ford f-150 4.6 vin8 pickup in mil light on runs fine. Pulled 2 codes, p0171 p0174 both banks lean. Check fuel pressure 60psi. Check freeze frame vehicle was at 1800 rpm 49 mph, both long term trims max. Out at 29.7% short trim bank 1 9.3% b... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean condition bank 1), P0174 (Lean condition bank 2)
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2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L No Spark COP
2000 odyssey dies after running 5 min no spark, Has Fuel New Crank Sensor, IMO Light Goes Off 3Sec After key Is Turned On, Cranks Good. Engine Speed While Cranking Is 200 RPM Main Relay On, IMO says RUN On Scanner.
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2010 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.4L Output Seal VIN: 5NMSGDAB9A
We replaced the right output seal to repair a leak, the vehicle returned after 400 miles with the seal still leaking. We removed the axle for inspection, seal not damaged but we did notice the axle is not centered in the seal. We removed the transfer case to i...
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Heater VIN: WDBCA35D7K
I have an intermitent heating problem with this vehicle. Sometime there is heat and sometime's not. I've noticed that if I lose the heat a lot of the time if I turn the heater off, or turn the engine off and then back on there is heat. When there is heat it is...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L airmatic compressor VIN: WDBNG70J21
Good evening Techs. Car came in with suspension bottomed out. Diagnosed faulty airmatic compressor. Replaced compressor, relay and maxi fuse. Working great. Leak checked shocks and fittings. No problem found. Car sat for two weeks here at shop and never leaked...
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1997 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MELM74W3V
Replaced intake manifold with NAPA (Dorman?) due to crossover leaking coolant. Now we have lean codes, smoked intake, found outer edge flush with head, inside is not socked down and is leaking. Pulled it off last night, didn't drop or pinch any seals, put it b...
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1989 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Brougham 3.8L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G3CW54C0K
Hello all! We have been chasing this problem for a while: engine runs great at idle, and can gradually accelerate to any rpm while in service bay in park. However- quickly accelerate and at about 3500/4000 rpm the engine reacts as if it's hitting the rev limit...
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1999 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G2WJ52K2X
I have no communication from the computer, I have checked my powers and grounds both on the computer and the obd2 connector everything is there. I am just making sure I haven't overlooked something. Here is what I have checked pins 16,56,57,60 for ground thes...
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2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G2WP52K6Y
Ok the car was brought in after stalling on the bridge. The car stalls then starts up and runs fine usually does this every day except for me so I replaced the crank sensor with no luck. Only code it had was the O2 heater cleared and has not came back. It will... Trouble codes: P0141 (O2 sensor bank 1 sensor 2 heater circuit)
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2011 Subaru Forester X 2.5L No Start
-greetings fellow technicians, have a vehicle that was in shop of a customer complaint extended cranking when hot.customer says not doing it all the time.it happens after vehicle has been driven for a while.first checked for codes none found,then performed fue...
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2007 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BK46K57
Toyota tech's & others HELP! Thanks in advance on any input. I am at a a point I don't no where to go! I have this 2007 Toy. Camry that first came to me in May. 2014 with P0306 & p0356 so I replaced #6 coil & plug . All O.K.. Then He returned Oct. 2014 with mi... Trouble codes: P0351, P0352, P0353, P0354, P0355, P0356
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Glow plug curcuit VIN: 3VWSP69M11
Hi we have no codes in this car. There is a long start issue and found no voltage to the glow plugs unless we unplug the ECT sensor. Tried a new coolant sensor and also a glow plug relay. We can make the glow plugs come on during a function test with the scann...
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2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Windows and locks
The driver door and left rear door electrical are dead I mean no power to windows or power locks also trunk doesn't open automatic, but right front and rear doors are working fine, I just check the fuses and they look k , all data don't give me much info about...
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2005 Volvo V70 R 2.5L Valves VIN: YV1SJ52775
We purchased this sweet V70R with broken bolts that hold the exhaust cam to the VVT actuator. The belt was off when it came in and happened driving. We looked down the spark plug holes with a borescope and could see impressions from the valves. I removed the h...
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2002 BMW 530i 3.0L Monitor status VIN: WBADT63412
All the replies were very helpful. Most the replies suggested to install new Oxygen sensors. (Yes the Fuel tank level was correct etc.) The vehicle owner had owned this car for 10+ Years and said that the Oxygen Sensors were original. He requested to replace a...
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2005 BMW 745Li 4.4L Driving VIN: WBAGN63545
THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED , WE REPLACED THE ALTERNATOR AND ALL WENT FINE. THANKS FOR EVERYONE FOR TAKING THE TIME OUT.
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2010 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on, hard start when cold VIN: 1G1ZC5E02A
Thans to all that responded to my request.Unfortunately the customer never brought the vehicle back so I can diagnose the problem.The responses that I received were very helpful because I shared the imformation to another that had similar issue.for that I than... Trouble codes: P0172.
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2005 Chrysler 300 C 5.7L Oil Pressure Switch VIN: 2C3AK63H75
Well!!! this one is done thanks to all of you guys for the support and advice. the hole problem was an aftermarket switch! some of you recommended to use an o.e. part and that was the problem. I had tried different aftermarket brands and that is why I refused ...
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.7L front drive shaft VIN: 1D7HU18DX4
Have not had truck back yet,will get back to thoce who helprd me out. thanks for all the replies
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2009 Dodge Journey SXT 3.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 3D4GG57V89
This is a non-fixed closure as the customer retrieved his vehicle and is thinking about it. Thank you to all who replied to my post.
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21F61
Well I finally have a FIX for this truck that has haunted me for several weeks now and I am more than glad to report my findings. Kennith and Ellis hit the nail on the head with this one!! The alternator was creating an AC interference with the VSS and OSS sig...
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2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L pats VIN: 1FMYU93135
everbody was right. had to be program wasn't to bat 45 doolrs.
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2006 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L fuel line retaining clips breaking VIN: 1FAFP34N96
First and foremost thank you all for the fast responses. I looked up the part numbers given to me by various members. The part number which looks correct and I ordered was the WIX WCK11. I also have coming from Ford a fuel line that has 2 of these clips. These...
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2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Pcm, Immobilizer, Fuelpump VIN: 1HGES165X2
had a bad pcm tested pin e9 and pin e7 and was able to get pcm main relay to kick on replaced pcm and reflashed now runs thanks for jelp
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2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L power sliding door VIN: 5FNRL38615
I want to thanks every body that took the time to help me on this problem, but finally after check more closer on each switch on the latch system, found out that base switch most of the time doesn`t work, removed latch assembly and tested, and confirmed that t...
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, occasional misfire VIN: 1J4GW58N24
Inspected timing chain alignment again and found drivers side head was 1 tooth off. Still had rough idle though. Put in 7 gallons of fuel to reset flex fuel strategy. Reset all adaptive strategies and fuel trim is good and idle. Thanks for input
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2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 3.8L No start, no power windows, no wipers, headlights VIN: 1J4GA69167
I ended up recommending the customer take the Jeep to the dealer since I was not ever able to find info on condemning the TIPM. It is on a 6 week back order apparently. In the end, I believe the TIPM is bad. I have included some more test info if anyone else h...
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2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L ign lock cyl VIN: 2T2HA31U64
THANKS GUYS. GOT IT. I WAS HAVING A HARD TIME FINDING THE HOLE.ONCE THE STEERING COLUMN BEZEL WAS COMPLETELY REMOVED AND AFTER LOOKING MORE CAREFULLY, I COULD SEE WHAT YOU ALL WERE SAYING. THANKS AGAIN.
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L abs
Faulty SBC Unit, Relearned and Replaced unit all is good now. Thanks All.
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2008 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0L No Start, no crank VIN: 1N6AD07W58
after sitting a few days;modules started to talk to each other used autel to program the vin# in the vehicle; it started and ran fine? After several weeks customer has no further issues w/ the vehicle... Thanks for everyones input... original problem was cau... Trouble codes: U1000, P0725, P1705.
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2011 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L acc peadl
found engine bay harness shorted replaced harness works fine
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1997 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L p0336 VIN: 2G2FV22P4V
Thanks yall, we got it, put a dist. From the dealer...
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2006 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Cooling System VIN: WP1AB29P16
Thanks for the replies. We replaced the thermostat, no help. We removed the intake to check our work from the starter repair, no problems. We also checked the pipes for blockage/flashing left over from manufacturing, all good. While the pipes were removed,...
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2009 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5L No Start VIN: 4S4BP66C09
Hi Everyone, Thanks for everyone’s time and consideration for this problem. Special thanks to David [...]. This one took awhile because it was an intermittent problem and while I was workin...
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2002 Volvo S60 2.4L Compressor VIN: YV1RS61R32
SHORTED AMBIENT TEMP SENSOR. ( RIGHT SIDE MIRROR ) SHOWING - 40F WOULD NOT ALLOW SYSTEM TO RUN LONG. DUE TO AMBIENT TEMP THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR HELP.
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