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2008 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Brake Pedal VIN: WAUEF78E58
I replaced ft pads and rotors and rear pads problem is after work pedal is soft I can pump pedal up and it gets solid but fades when holding pedal down I have a master cylinder coming tomorrow not sure if that will fix problem any help would be appreciated tha...
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1988 Buick Reatta 3.8L Accessories VIN: 1G4EC11C4J
Open car light show happens start car times it will work normal other times it has a message with electrical fault and the screen doesn't turn on no little yellow lights or touch functions, everything else works the dash ect. Now give it ten to twenty mins it ...
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2000 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CU5415Y
Thanks in advance, I have this 2000 Buick Park Ave. with a 3.8 super charged engine, that is setting a p0401 on every test drive. EGR valve has been replaced, EGR valve does move to 100% when commanded and vehicle starts to misfire and run rough when commandin... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insuffecient EGR flow)
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2008 Buick Enclave CXL 3.6L Engine VIN: 5GAEV23798
Hello Members. I towed this one in off the road as a "Stalled, cranks, but won't restart". When I tried to start it on the road it didn't sound right when it cranked, almost like the cams were out of time. We got it in the shop, recharged the battery, checked ...
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1982 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G1AZ377XD
Hi need some help from the old Chevy guru's. We have a 3.8 Chevy engine in an old Mercedes 190 body. The engine is braking up and back firing when under load. We have replaced the carb with a new carb and replaced plugs. The car runs well when idling and if yo...
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2006 Chevrolet HHR LT 2.4L guages VIN: 3GNDA23P16
Well here i am again with another head banger! this HHR was sent to the dealer for the famous ignition switch fix along with having the shifter assembly replaced due to the damaged release cable. when we got it back we replaced the battery due to low life expe...
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2009 Chevrolet Colorado WT 2.9L ABS and skid control light is on VIN: 1GCCS19939
Test drove vehicle and brakes work good but abs and traction control light is on. Hooked up computer and retrieved code C0252 Active Brake control sensors uncorrelated. Checked data and longitude accelerometer is stuck on [...] and do not have any rea...
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2008 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8L No Start VIN: 2A8HR54P88
Vehicle came in with 3 new modules but no activity on any network. Dealership put a WIN module, a TIPM and a PCM on but could not do anything from there. The ABS and Airbag modules were unplugged but the Steering Angle Sensor module was still hooked up. Unhook...
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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L forward gears VIN: 1FTDF15N5M
drove truck to gas station for customer and was fine.cranked it up and put in dr. and a loud pop resulted and had no forward gears.got rewind perfect.but nothing forward like in nuetral,mayb tries a little.took it apart and pulled pump and noticed small snapri...
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Cam phaser, oil pump VIN: 1FTPW14584
First I would like to thank everyone in advance. This Vehicle came in with cam phaser and timing chain noise. I found engine full of sludge so bad that I couldn't even see the cam sensors. I removed all affected components. I found tensioners seals were blown,...
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2005 Ford F650 5.9L Auxilery fuel t VIN: 3FRNF65E35
This truck runs and drives fine. The customer recently purchased it. His complaint is that the truck has use of only the main (right side) fuel tank. It has an auxiliary tank on the left hand side. This tank seems to be empty. (the main right hand tank is full...
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2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FBSS31L56
vehicle came in for died while driving, hit starter and engine does not turn over because of flex plate hub is completely broken out of it. my question is should I be worried about timing chain slippage because I believe the crank was turned about half a turn ...
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2010 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L no communication VIN: 1FTFX1EV9A
Hey Ford techs, I need some help please. This truck will not crank and won't communicate. The theft light is blinking in the instrument cluster, also comes up service 4X4. I've checked everything that I could see. PCM relay is working and I've swapped with ano...
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2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, VIN: 1HGCM56806
Hi guys have a bit of a head scratcher. This Honda came in with fuel trims up in the +25% short term +11% long term. did all of the standard vacume leak tests with smoke and carb clean. no difference. adjusted the valves, replaced air flow meter, checked the a... Trouble codes: P0171
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2004 Jaguar XKR 4.2L Rt/Headlight VIN: SAJDA41B94
'04 xkr headlight blows fuse Posted: Mar 9, 2015 3:58 PM Reply Does anyone have any tips to share for testing , Rt/side does not lightI I switched bulb/igniter l-r , rt/side still inop. Could be ballast or leveling motor? Is this fixable without installin...
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2004 Jaguar XKR 4.2L 3rd Brake Light VIN: SAJDA41B94
'04 xk8 3rd brake light Posted: Mar 9, 2015 4:02 PM Reply Any tips on removing 3rd brake light without breaking it? Is this a LED strip or separate bulbs? TIA John I forgot to mention that it is a coupe.
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2005 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L . VIN: SAJWA82C65
this car was raised up in the rack,to have two transmission cooler lines replaced,we changed the oil and that it.NOW it wont raise up in the front.it set a code for c2302 leveling plausibility error.Hear is the problem,last night I started the car and heard a ...
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2005 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L Suspension VIN: SAJWA82C65
this car was raised up in the rack,to have two transmission cooler lines replaced,we changed the oil and that it.NOW it wont raise up in the front.it set a code for c2302 leveling plausibility error.Hear is the problem,last night I started the car and heard a ...
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L ignition VIN: 1J4HR58N35
hello, i replaced the old PCM, to correct a problem from the old one, but now with the new PCM, the car will start for a couple of seconds, and than it will die. i know somethitng has to be reprogrammed, but does any one know what it is to reprogram? i own a j...
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2008 Kia Sedona 3.8L Hvac
Very strange problem...Both the front and rear blower motors do not work...Checked both 40 and 30 amp fuse in underhood box they are ok...check 7.5 fuse in inside fusebox ..ok...Blower motor has 12 volts on both wires going to the motor..removed the resistor a...
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2002 Lexus GS300 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JT8BD69S02
car came in runs perfect oil leak from the cam seals,replace timing belt & water pump & new seals , car runs rough at idle after that & engine light is flashing but no codes, follow the procedure on alldata & no luck, my question is do I need to put the vvt 30...
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1992 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L heating VIN: 1LNLM83W8N
thanks in advance for any help provided, we are pulling our hair out with a problem that seems simple. engine seems to run cool at times, running in bay the heat will be 110-120 degrees out of ducts, and engine temp is 190-195, after short drive 1 mile or so t...
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2013 Nissan Versa 1.6 S 1.6L Check Engine Light VIN: 3N1CN7AP6D
This is my daughters car in North Carolina. The CE light popped on about 2 months ago, and she took to local Nissan Dealer. They diagnosed a faulty transmission. She picks cars up, drives about 500 miles, CE light back on, and same fault codes. Takes it back, ...
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1969 Plymouth Fury Sport 6.3L steering gear VIN: PH27H9D272
help.. steering wont return to center in fact wont return at all. stays in the turn even with engine shut off.can remove all the fluid from gear and pump and remove the belt to make it manual steering and the car has good return.set alignment to 1.75 degrees p...
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2006 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.8L door lock VIN: YS3FH71U06
Help Saab techs! This 9-3 came in with a complaint that the interior door lock button on drivers door was inoperative. We found that we had power and ground to respective terminals but switch was not activating when depressed. We installed new switch- same iss...
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2005 Suzuki Verona LX 2.5L Emissions VIN: KL5VJ56L75
hope some one can help. we are trying to get this vehicle to pass emissions it keeps setting a p2096 code-lean exhaust post cat bank 1. the vehicle runs and drives perfectly the long term and short term numbers are excellent. between -1 and +2. there are no ex...
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2009 Suzuki SX4 2.0L Stall VIN: JS2YB41349
Has a clicking or ticking noise from top end of engine I pulled the cam cover and do not see anything wrong.It does not sound like rod knock sounds like valve train noise. Timing chains look ok can see the top wear block. it will stall when coming to a stop cu... Trouble codes: P2A01, P0327 (Knock sensor low input), P0420 (Bank 1 Catalyst system low efficiency)
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2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Parking Lights VIN: 1NXBR12E91
Wondering if there is a way to eliminate daytime running light relay and have lighting work normal. Customer does not care about daytime runing lights. Smoked original and one $250 relay, have checked and cleaned grounds. I have eliminated ground block under d...
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2004 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L four wheel drive VIN: 5TDBT48A54
Center light on cluster is flashing continuously. I have checked the operation of all four switches and they all check good. I can manually actuate both the the ADD and the transfer case motor both directions successfully. there are three position switches on ...
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2004 Volvo XC70 2.5L No Start VIN: YV1SZ59H44
Hi Guys. This car was towed in from another shop with a no start condition. It cranks fine with fuel to the rail but no injector pulse and no spark. 2 codes return with cranking; ECM-3000 and ECM-3010 cam sensor codes. There are no codes on the OBD side. Messa... Trouble codes: ECM30, ECM30
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2003 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Lights VIN: 1G4HR54K63
This one is fixed and out the door. Looks like burnt out light bulbs in the HVAC control panel is a common thing. One of our Iatn members offered to solder in new light bulbs in the original panel and all is well. I should have known better than to try used pa...
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1982 Chevrolet K10 Scottsdale 6.2L Front Crank Seal LEak VIN: 1GCEK14C0C
Thank you to everyone who helped on this. I got a lot of good information and great ideas. I was ready to tell the customer they had just spent a boatload of money putting seals into a junk motor because I checked for a hole in the timing cover, no hole to b...
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2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 North Face 5.3L Mechanical VIN: 3GNEK13T43
hi every body, ill appreciate all your advices, problem was driver shaft, sent it to driver shaft shop ,they checked it driver shaft is bad we will get another one today ,thank you guys.
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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Unknown VIN: 1GNDT13SX4
OK thanks for all the help from you great folks! I ended up replacing the thermostat with another OEM as well as the temperature sender unit. All codes are gone and the coolant temperature is 198 degF. Thanks once again to all.
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2007 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBJG316X7
Well as suspected the EGR was stuck open slightly. We replaced the EGR valve,motor and EGR cooler. no more MAF code. Thanks Mike, Glen and Dustin for confirming my suspicions. Trouble codes: P0101.
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2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ 1.8L HVAC Blower Fan VIN: 1G1JE6SH8C
Sorry for the delay, it's not too time efficient when we can only work on the vehicle Friday's. We never did get it to act up for us. What we do know is that the blower fan loses power from the relay side, as we tapped in a little red test light for the owner ...
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2008 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8L No Start VIN: 2A8HR54P88
Not sure what the reasoning is for only one update allowed on IATN but I am once again at the point of having to close this request without a full resolution. As I read the service manual, the scenario of having a bad PCM and a bad WIN module can be complicate...
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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 5.9L Prndl Didplay VIN: 3D7MX48C26
We Will Call This One Fixed, Had To Adjust Shift Cable So It would Push Harder On The Park Lever, Park Lever Moved Into Park Harder Than It Should But Cust Happy So I quess Its Done. Thanks For All The Help.
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2007 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 6.7L Hesitation, Etc VIN: 1D7KS28A57
I've been holding off on a close/fix to hear back from dealership. But time is up for this help request. Thanks for all the help. The vehicle DOES have a bad computer. Used computer could not be programmed by me. Dealership refused to try it, and said they wou... Trouble codes: P0192, P000F, P0472 (exhaust pressure sensor low), P0652, P242B, P0405 (egr position sensor ckt low).
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2008 Dodge Magnum SE 2.7L heater VIN: 2D4FV47T28
Hi guys on the Magnum we performed a block test twice and it passed both times there wasn't any bubbles in the coolant. We tried flushing the heater core with the CLR as some had suggested and there wasn't anything that came out of it. Still had no heat and on...
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2005 Ford Five Hundred SE 3.0L thermostat VIN: 1FAFP23185
i decided to pull the thermostat housing back off and see if there was a problem with it when i noticed the bolt in the center of the water pump was moved away from the pump turns out the bolt that goes into the camshaft had broke when i took the rest of the h...
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2006 Ford Fusion SE 2.3L steering gear VIN: 3FAFP07Z36
Thanks for all the great replies the rebuilder of the rack did rebuild our original and was able to find a different housing to rebuild and the second rack took care of the problem. Great idea Jim about possible ABS see rings on axles crack all the time. Speci...
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2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX12536
Thanks to everyone who took the time to help me. So this what followed. The check engine light come on after hundreds of miles, since we don't get the chance to catch the problem live,and all tests to the wiring passed, What we did is switch the wiring betwen ... Trouble codes: P0010 (Intake cam shaft actuator ckt. Open bank 1).
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1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L SRS light on all the time VIN: 2HGEJ8644W
Sometime I am my own biggest problem, always making a mountain out of a mole hill. This one turned out to be an unplugged air bag computer. I guess someone was doing some front end repair. Th fenders where freshly painted. I should have just checked for power ...
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2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4L srs system VIN: 5NPEB4AC1C
ended up sending this one off to the dealer you do have to use the old module to diagnose the system and repair everything else (which i did) the variant coding info for module newer than what the vehicle came with or in any relevant tsb's is unavailable r...
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2007 Lexus ES350 3.5L Door locks VIN: JTHBJ46G37
Unfortunately this vehicle has yet to return for further diagnosis. This is due to the potential costs involved with this repair. If the repair process does continue I look forward to sharing the information with you all. Thank you to everyone who replied.
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2003 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S3BH635X3
The vehicle was not idling and I had another Subaru on the lot and I switched idle air controls and engine idled good. Installed a new idle air control valve and customer has not had anymore problems. Thanks for everyones help.
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2005 Subaru Forester X 2.5L Surge VIN: JF1SG63605
This one is fixed. It appears that the P0641 that the ScanPad showed was bogus. This isn't the first time this scanner has given bogus codes when working on anything other than German cars. The manufacturer needs to fix its accuracy problems with Asian and ... Trouble codes: P0641 (Sensor reference voltage A circuit open), P2097 (Post catalyst fuel trim system too rich bank 1).
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2004 Toyota RAV4 2.4L engine VIN: JTEGD20V74
Had a number of good replies, won't know for sure which one applies as the owner has decided to wait until it gets worse. Our money is on the balance shafts. While we haven't come across that problem before, some of you have. Other replies included problems wi...
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2006 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2.4L VVT Solinoid VIN: JTMBD32V76
I wound up tapping the valve with a 7/16" fine tap. I used length of 7/16" threaded rod, a deep socket, nut and washer like a puller. I vacuumed the bore to remove any metal. Being I am removing the chain to replace the VVT actuator, it will be easy to remove ...
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2006 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L 4 wheel drive VIN: 5TDBT44A16
After a lot of testing I still don't have a definitive answer. I am pretty sure the transfer case actuator is bad. I removed the cover and found gear lube inside(thinking there shouldn't be fluid in there). Checked circuits at 4wd computer and didn't find pro...
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2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Windows and locks
Thanks for all the replies, because I didn't want to expend time on this I send it to a electronics specialty and it was just what most of you had mention, the wires at both doors by hinch were broken . All fixed now.
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L Cooling System VIN: 3VWRL71K89
Well, we thought it was air all along, after a number of times of vaccuming the system, good flow from the degas hose and still having the same problem we finally removed the thermostat and drilled a small hole in the body of the stat and put it at 12:00, vacu...
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