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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6349Y
has anyone experienced this code with an oil change. I have serviced the oil on several occasions using Mobil 1 Syn 5/30. Never had a code appear. The last oil service was performed at a lube place and 10/30 Mobil 1 Syn was used. Being a Vanos system could thi... Trouble codes: 18 (manufacture specific exhaust camshaft sensor), 1397 (Non manufacture exhaust camshaft sensor)
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W3V
The customer repeatedly complained about no-start condition. We could not reproduce it before, however. This time we were doing supension work on the vehicle, and it suddenly stopped starting right in our shop. At this point, it cranks, but does not even fire....
1998 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L dlr module VIN: 1Y1SK5281W
High to all. This 1998 Chevrolet Prizm came in about two weeks ago with a headlight not to shutting off problem. It turned out to be the daytime running light module. I replace the module and the car was fine for about two weeks. The car was towed back in the ...
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L abs controller VIN: 1GNFK16Z92
the abs on this truck activates almost everytime when coming to a complete stop,it stops fine until it gets to about 5 mph then the abs comes on and the pedal pulsates rapidly until truck stops,watching data with scan tool shows all speed sensors are reading t...
1991 Chrysler Imperial 3.3L shifting VIN: 1C3XV56L1N
this is for all the electrical gurus, thanks in advance. we have a 91 chrysler imperial, low mileage,very nice. the lady let it over heat and blew the head gaskets, melted 2 pistons, we rebuilt the engine , new radiator, hoses , etc. now the transmission only ...
1997 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.4L horn VIN: 3C3EL45X3V
This happens to be my own car and I bought it new. the horn stopped working. There is a short somewhere, I disconnected the horns, the clock spring, removed the horn relay, inspected all the wiring and connections, there are no bare wires or evidence of someth...
2005 Chrysler crossfire 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3AN65L15
vehicle sets these codes (2-trip faults) after driving , no driveability problems felt when light comes on. all circuits check ok. freeze frame shows nothing weird. scan tool(drb III with adapter) is too slow to accurately monitor o2 switching speed. I did not... Trouble codes: P0133, P0153, P0137
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L engine VIN: 1D7HA16NX2
Hi everyone, I have a 4.7 with a noise in right timing chain. So I pulled timing chain cover off and replaced tensioner. After putting back together still had noise. Seems to get worse as it gets warmer. Oil hole seemed to be open, wondering if anybody else ha...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Extended crank VIN: 1FMYU04181
Hi Fellow Techs, I have this escape at my shop with an intermittent Extended Crank/ Hard Start. 2.5 V6. I have not been able to duplicate customers complaint of extended crank. After warming car, and letting sit for about 1-3 mins. I can turn koeo, watch the ...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW33F11
vehicle towed in customer complained after long drive truck had intermit.loss of power.scanned for dtcs p1293 present.fuse #27 30a for idm blown.replaced and ok so far but still has inter. loss of right bank injectors.with idm disconnected ohm tested #'s 23 &2... Trouble codes: P1293, P1316
2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation, Misfire, BACKFIRE VIN: 1FTRX17213
hesitation on accell, misfire, backfiring Trouble codes: P3001 (misfire cylinder 1)
2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Power window VIN: JHMCG56412
All help is appreciated. All other 3 windows operate fine, but passenger front window doesn't with master switch or passenger front switch. I took front passenger switch & operated rear window with no problem. I also operated front passenger window motor manua...
1996 Jaguar XJS 2+2 4.0L Misfire, MULTIPLE MISFIRE VIN: SAJNX2743T
i just did a head gasket on it (for an oil leak ran fine just leaked some oil) started it up ran fine for about 10 sec know it misfires at idle or in gear worst at idle in park found a vac leak at 2 injector rings fixed that my buddies scanner does not give an... Trouble codes: P1316 (multiple misfire dealer specific)
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Air distribuition VIN: 8Y4GW58N12
A/C system and blower are working OK but no air coming out from vents on dash. Operation of A/C control head and doors actuators were checked and showed proper operation. This vehicle does not blows air in ANY position but as I said, doors actuators are workin...
2003 Lexus RX300 3.0L Navigation VIN: JTJHF10V83
Hey everyone I need some help I have a 2003 lexus rx 300 The navigation screen says no disk detected . I have shop key and cannot find any info about this error message . If any one could help that would be great. I dont know if there is a subscription that ru...
1998 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L failed emissions VIN: 4F2CZ967KM
This truck has me stumped and maybe I am overlooking something. First this truck had the state emission test voided because of a communication issue. I checked it out and replaced the pcm. Now communication is ok but this truck will not do an evap drive cycle....
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L traction control VIN: 4JGAB75E82
Help Mercedes Techs... I have a traction control system trying to activate from a dead stop, in forward or reverse on strait dry pavement. It feels like a "shutter" in the left front wheel, and twice the ABS has tried to activate. The traction "slip" warning (...
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 5N1ED28T8Y
Hi guys, This one drove in, or should I say "limped in" and I was surprised that it was even moving as bad as it sounded. We checked vacuum lines, tried a different MAF (used), checked fuel pressure (60lbs), and hooked our scanner up for codes. It was too la...
1998 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L climate control system VIN: 1G3GR62C7W
hey fellow techs, i have this 1998 olds aurora with electronic climate control. i unfortunately do not have a tech 1 scanner to test this system. my snap-on scanner and genysis scan tool are not able to scan the hvac for codes on that year. the problem is the ...
2004 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L security? VIN: 1GCEDJJH14
sorry i am at home & dont have acces to vin. car came in no start no light is flashing & no codes.have replaced several lock cylinders for no start with passlock code but never a no crank. tried relearn procedure for passlock & car started. my q...
2000 Saturn LS2 3.0L timing belt marks VIN: 1G8W52R4YY
I've checked with Mitchell and Alldata, and research the fix data-base {am aware that Cad Catera same} and I'm still confused with exactness of line-up and procedure from start to finish. I've read that gear sprockets are interchangeable, and so are the marks,...
2000 Saturn LW2 3.0L MIL Lamp on, P1511 VIN: 1G8JW82R9Y
This car arrived with code p0030 and p1511, a noisey water pump and oe timing belt. I replaced plugs, timing belt, water pump, O2 sensor and accy. belt. I thought that the faulty O2 sensor might cause some type of throttle issue, and hoped that all would be we... Trouble codes: P1511
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6851W
We replaced the short block (from dealer) about 6 mo. ago and cleaned heads and set valve clearance. Customer says check engine light has been on for a month with misfires on all cylinders. We cleared the codes and test drove. Engine misses at freeway speed un... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire cyl 1), P0302 (misfire cyl 2), P0303 (misfire cyl 3), P0304 (misfire cyl 4)
1991 Suzuki Samurai JA 1.3L No Start VIN: JS4JC31C2N
Vehicle was towed in with a start and stall problem. Customer stated he was driving down his drive and it quit running. He said it would sometime start and run for a short time and again start and stall. I found that if you spray carb cleaner in the throttle b...
1996 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L No Start VIN: JT3GK12M9T
Van was towed in, crank-no start. Customer stated van started running very rough, limped it home, and would not start in AM. Pulled valve cover. It appears #1, #2, and #3 exhaust valves are stuck open. Inspected timing chain and marks. All appear OK. Consideri... Trouble codes: P0115 (Coolant Temp)
2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Unknown VIN: JT3GP10V44
Hello, I've got a wierd one hear and wasn't even sure what catorgory to post this under. The customer complaint was a screaching noise with the cruise control on and going up a hill. We first found some loose heat sheilds that we removed but it wasn't untill t...
2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4T1BF32K02
The customer states that when coming to a stop at a traffic light, the engine stalls some times. The toyota dealership installed a new throttle body assembly, however the same problem still exists. The customer has taken it back to the dealership, but they sti...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWED21C81
This came in with the MIL on and has a severe hesitation on a normal or hard acceleration. It had misfire codes so we tuned it up. No improvement. It also has a code for the turbo bypass valve so we tried another. It still hesitates and sets the code the first... Trouble codes: P1200, P0303

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2003 Acura RSX 2.0L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC54823
thanks to all little busy but got it done somebody took the connector off the vvt activator and when they put it back on they bent the pin and was not working its only a two wire connector so the ecm couldn't get a feed back from it what a headace i hate getti... Trouble codes: P1259.
1997 BMW 318ti 1.9L 1-2 Cold Shift VIN: WBACG8328V
I would like to thank all who responded.It seems to be unanamous that this condition is a programmed one that gets the car into closed loop operation faster,per service information that is available.The interval for this operation is so short that it all makes...
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L Top, A/C, Warning lights VIN: WBABK7324W
This one was odd. It was actually 3 different problems. The top was a loose microswitch. The A/C was a bad control head. The dash was a bad connection at the fuse box. Thanks for the ideas...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L burned VIN: WBAGH834XY
thanks to everyone who replied. once you got me on the right track we were able to find a tsb on the electronic thermosta shorting out. due to the amount of damage & since insurance was paying for it we elected to send it to dealer. it needed engine harness,tr...
1991 Chevrolet V3500 Silverado 7.4L transmission VIN: 1GCHV33N3M
thanks very much to everyone the replied to my request.i will have to use the diesel control module because it reads info from the eng speed sensor as compared the distributor sending a hall effect type signal for rpm.the diesel eng speed sensor does not read ...
1991 Chevrolet V3500 Silverado 6.2L late shift VIN: 1GCHV33N3M
i found out today that the 1994 tcm will not control my 1991 4l80e because of build differences.i will need a 91-93 tcm and then trans should be ok.thanks very much to all that replied as your info was very usefull.iatn and its members are the best.k.w.
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Knocking VIN: 1GNDT13W05
Hello, techs, and thanks to all who have offered advice. I must amend my svc mgr's earlier post regarding this vehicle, he left out alot of pertinent info. This vehicle belongs to a church, had one of their members install a new oil pump. Oil pressure problem ...
1999 Daewoo Lanos S 1.6L pads VIN: KLATA22Y1X
Brakes are found! MX688!! Thanks to Dan at Grecos Auto Parts in West Haven ct. I call Dan because he just gets it done. One of the best counter men around. Unfortunatly, I did not call him untill a week after the problem. As it turns out, Dan found a catolge w...
2003 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.9L 2-3 intermittentupshift VIN: 1D7HG48X63
Hi guys, thanks for the replys on this vehicle. we removed the unit and did not find the lip seal collasped as I expeted but the new seal was a little better. Same problem so we put another valve body on unit and it is still out there no complaints. The 700 ch...
1991 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMDU34X9M
thanks for the 9 replies , a couple of them hit the nail on the head. after coaxing the customer to replace the maf, the problem was fixed , now it runs great and idles good. thanks again
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU63W72
Thanks for all the help you offered guys, the IACs we installed were all motorcraft but we had them purchased from aftermarket supplier. When we called the dealer, they told us there were two more updated part numbers for the IAC, We installed IAC with the mos...
2001 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.0L Brakes VIN: 1GTHK29V41
We just delivered this truck back to the customer yesterday. We bled and bled and bled the brakes, and found VERY black fluid and air come out of the rear. After a weekend of my co-worker using the truck for personal use with no problems, we returned the truck...
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JHMCB7671N
I am confident after further testing that pulling the intake would prove that the BG did not get the further cylinders from the egr cleared out. there was a complete restriction that was cleared with the BG chemicals. unfortunatly they don't want to endure the...
2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDC4K178
Thank you all for your input. Sorry for leaving it open for so long but when the car finally came in after posting. The problem was different the car had actually got hot and shut itself down the resevoir was cracked and leaked the water. The manager told us i... Trouble codes: P2110, P2107.
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L compressor VIN: 2MELM75WXT
Thanks to all who responded, this is a great system. A special thanks to Kevin in California and Derrell in Florida for the diagrams they were a great help. As I stated in my help request, I had power to the cycling switch and when I used a jumper wire it didn...
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L speedo VIN: 3N1CB51D7Y
I have fixed this car. I found a loose ground at the body and a loose positive on the alternator. The nut was tight but you could move the wire. added a washer and all is tight. I also cleaned the throttle body and the car has not died since. I found that when...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L various electrical items VIN: JT2BF22K3W
I had checked all the fuses before posting.Decided to see what all these circuits had in common. Found that to be the 10 amp guage fuse.So I decided to take another look. It wasn't there!DOH! The customer had told me she was replacing fuses,but when I later to...
2004 Toyota Echo 1.5L No Start VIN: JTDBT12364
Well, the toyota never returned, thankfully... it appears that the fuse itself was the culprit. I was 50% sure the vehicle was fixed, but wanted to know if there were any known issues with this specific circuit on this particular vehicle. Doesn't appear to be,...
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