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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAAM3340Y
Customer towed in no start. Customer drove vehicle on to a tow trailer and towed from Florida to Wisconsin last year. Vehicle would not start when car arrive in Wisconsin. (I wouldn't either if I came here from Florida!). He let it sit for almost a year before... Trouble codes: 209 (Manipulation protection EWS), 131 (Signal CAN Instrument Cluster INSTR3 Message), 132 (Signal CAN Instrument Cluster INSTR2 Message), 146 (Capilary leakage 05mm), 21 (Activate VVT-Solenoid Valve Intake), 8 (Signal Airflow Meter)
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2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: WBABN33411
i have this bmw that is killin me. customer says it wouldnt start one morning. customer replaced bothe pumps in tank. has fuel pressure, good spark. looses injector pulse at initial engine flare
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1982 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G1AV07E3L
Crappy idle, no codes, the only thing abnormal I see is the reading from the MAP, my vantage says it shoudl be from .5 to 1.5 volts at idle, we are sitting at sea level.If the MAP get's disconnected, idle get's butter smooth and exhaust smells normal, but with...
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1997 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.5L Excessive Emissions, black smoke VIN: 00V1088711
please help diesel tech and anybody with a word of wisdom! this is one of my better customers vans and have not really had a lot of experience with newer diesels! this one will blow huge clouds of black smoke when the van is driven above 40 mph on the highway ...
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2000 Chevrolet K3500 5.7L Starting VIN: 1GCHK33R2Y
well this is one for the books...thanks in advance. this truck came in and was slipping in reverse and we drove it in the shop and pulled transmissoin and sent it away and had it rebuilt. reinstalled the trans and now truck will not say running starts when cra...
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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: 3GNEC16T83
Vehicle will start and run fine at first, watching short term and mis-fire, bank one goes crazy gradually increasing, and misfire data on cylinders one and three goes up. Pulse width average on bank one is almost double of bank two. Black smoke is emmitted. Re... Trouble codes: P0300
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1998 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C3EL55H0W
Vehicle was brought to my shop from another repair shop.Cust. complained of Intermitant miss and Check Engine light.Shop 1 had replaced Map , TPS and Crank. Sensors( all Aftermarket) along with a used Dist.and Cap , Rotor and Plug Wires.( also look After Marke...
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1998 Ford Mustang 3.8L high idle VIN: 1FAFP4046W
customer brought the car for high rpm when decelerating. when it is stationary, on park,and rev the engine, it comes down quick. when you drive at 50 mph, and shift it to neutral, the rpm will stay at 1900 rpm and it will only come down when the speed drops to...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L door locks VIN: 1FTNW21L4X
I have my own personal F250 that the power door locks try to lock and unlock but will not! You can hear the actuators try and move the lock mechanism's on all four doors but there is not movement out of the locks. Has anyone else had this problem?
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1999 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 7.3L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FBSS31F2X
Customer complains vehicle will cut out & miss @ highway speeds and sometimes stall. Usually occurs when fuel is below 1/4 tank. Engine starts back up after cool down. I've drove the vehicle about 30 miles and cant duplicate problem. At arrival vehicle had DTC... Trouble codes: P0470, P0605, P0476, P0381
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L alarm VIN: 1FMZU63K72
Customer returned complaining that alarm goes off after being parked 2 or 3 hours scanned computer found no codes in any systems Customer also states that when driving sometimes the door ajar light will come on then turn off I wonder if when parked and off if ...
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2007 GMC Yukon SLT 5.3L radio VIN: 1GKFC13J37
Hello all , I am from Kuait (Middle East) the customer buy this Yukon from USA. the Radio tuner system in USA is defront from Middle East, we have option to chang this by SPS I have done this too meny times in other old year modiles, but this one when I done S...
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2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Misfire VIN: JHLRD1866Y
intermitent misfire on cylinder 4. most noticable on decel and when coming to a stop. suspect sticky exhaust valve? no tsb to help with clean procedure. seem to have short term improvement after valve cleaning with engine oil additiv(cleaner). looking for advi... Trouble codes: P0304 (misfire)
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1996 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 4S2CM58V4T
Hey guys this vehicle was brought into us after bouncing around from shop to shop because no matter what it has high Nox and after repairs, it went up. So far the vehicle has had it's oxygen sensors changes as well as new catalytic convertors. since coming to ...
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1990 Mazda B2600 LE-5 2.6L Hesitation VIN: JM2UF3141L
Trucks 4cyl. engine chuggles on light excelleration like bad plug or wire but runs great on higher speeds . Sprayed cap and wires with water (no change). Srayed intake ports and vacumm hoses with no change. In process figuring out a fuel pressure gauge hook up...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L No upshift VIN: WDGBA43GOX
Car won't shift up from low gear , actually it's probably second . You can drive 40 if you have it set in sport mode. In reg mode it won't go out of low (15 mph) It's most likely in limp in mode. The tone rings are rusted off the rear axels and have gone one a...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Misfire VIN: 4JGAB54E02
Thanks for your help in advance. this truck was brought in with a misfire and the mentioned codes. we checked it all out and found that the #3 ignition coil was bad. thought, this will be simple, not!! replaced the coil and it still missed. on the primary patt... Trouble codes: P2050 (po300 misfire damaging cat), P0256 (po303 misfire damaging cat 3)
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2002 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 3.5L no reverse VIN: JMFLYV75W2
Drove in workshop with no transmission issues Our mechanic was in the process of doing transmission flush on what we call Mitsubisihi Pajero in Australia has 5 speed transmission [...] all forward geard operate norammly not transmission fault codes oil le...
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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT2 3.8L power windows VIN: 2G2WS52294
Hi all, We have this '04 Grand Prix with an intermittent problem with the power windows. Power windows will work properly most of the time. When they act up, the windows will not go down. (Have never had it happen with windows down, so I don't know if the win...
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2005 Subaru Baja Turbo 2.5L suspension VIN: 4S4BT63C55
When turning right and slightly excellorating, particularly over an uneven or bumpy road their is a clunk noise from the right front side of the car, sometime it feels like its underneath the center of the car under the center console. I have also heard a rumb...
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1996 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF12K4T
scan comptour no codes present light is on check with otc scanner span on scanner master tech master tech with factory software
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S 1.8L starter VIN: 3VWFE21C23
This Beetle came in, would not start, we pop started it and drove it in the shop. We found no power to the starter in start position. Checked all fuses and relays, all checked good. Next day it gets very strange, I checked again and now we have power at the st...
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2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Electronic VIN: 3VWCM31Y14
We just sold this car 1 week ago. The check engine light came on with a code 3081 with snap on scanner, and 19537 with another scanner we have in our shop. Alldata has no discription or troubleshooting related to this code. Can someone send me in the right dir...
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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Hesitation, Misfire, Burning Oil VIN: WAULD64B42
Thanks to everyone that took the time to offer their assistance in resolving this issue. As it turns out this vehicle had multiple problems due to owner neglect. First off the turbocharger on the right side of the vehicle blew out its seal, and there was... Trouble codes: 16518 (O2 Sensor Ckt B1S1 No Activity), 16523 (O2 Sensor Signal Too Slow B2S1), 16684 (Random Misfire), 16685 (Cyl 1 Misfire), 16686 (Cyl 2 Misfire), 16687 (Cyl 3 Misfire).
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1984 BMW 533i 3.2L No Start VIN: WBADB7408E
Thank you all for helping & guiding me, seem's that both sensors located in lower bell housing, both should create a AC voltage out put,wile cranking engine, the one that provides ignition spark did create AC voltage , the one that controls Injector pulse did ...
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1996 Buick Skylark Limited 2.4L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4NJ52TXT
Many thanks to Joe for the diagnostic chart. Arrow, John, Stephen and Terry had it right. It was a bad IPC. Bought one from a wrecking yard, installed it, performed relearn procedure and it started and stayed running. The key to diagnosing these systems seems ... Trouble codes: P1629 (fuel system disable).
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1999 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L overheating VIN: 1G6KS54Y8X
Hello everybody. Thi's about the overheating problem in the CADILLAC SLS 1999 with the northstar engine. As I mentioned before, the customer insisted that an used engine was installed in the car resently. We suggested him to take it back to that previous shop ...
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2001 Cadillac Catera 3.0L No Start, Stall, Misfire
Thanks to everyone that replied. It turned out to be a faulty MAF. I was quick to dismiss this and other things because the scanner data indicated it was working within specs, but after switching a known-good unit, the car runs perfectly. Trouble codes: P0300.
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1995 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L brake pedal VIN: 1GNEC13K3S
i re-bleed the entire system,took lines off abs unit tried to flush,bleed system again.pedal is working good,owner says she has never had pedal that good since she has owned it.thanks for everyones help on this,josh
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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Cuts out VIN: 1B4GP44R4V
Thanks for the help and encouragement, pretty much all replies agreed and said change the PCM. In a nutshell these pcm's have a history of problems & a replacement has fixed this vechile, all monitors ran &it sailed thru smog, with no more cutting out. Thanks ... Trouble codes: P0106 (Baro out of range).
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2001 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L park & neutral VIN: 1B8GP25B51
Thanks to all for your help on this problem. They finally decided to fix it and the transmission was the culprit. It was replaced with a used one so I can't tell you what the verdict was on a tear down. Thanks again!
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2004 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L unknown VIN: 1F1FP55S64
Sorry for the delay in closing this one its been nuts here the past week.I ordered a used radio / heater control asembly w/ electrical plugs from a local salvage company.cleared the code and all is well.Jim from georgia was correct in that the aftermarkrt asm....
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1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: IHGCD5656R
HEY GUYS THANKS FOR THE REPLIES I FOUND A VACUM LEAK AT INTAKE GASKET I REPLACED GASKET NOW IDLE IS DOWN AROUND 1000 NOW IN PARK THE VECHICLE SOUNDS LIKE IT IS MISFIRING DOESNOT IDLE SMOOTH IN DRIVE IT IS FINE PINGS ALITTLE BUT IN PARK NOT THAT GOOD ANY SUGGES...
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1LNHM86S81
Thanks to Duane, Fred, Robert, Cory, and Jeff who all gave great info. I am rather red faced to admit that I overlooked a couple of points which were critical. 1. The ground for the pump is applied only for a few seconds when key is turned on and then whil...
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2003 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L driver seat VIN: 5LMEU68H63
After tryimg everything, it turned out to be an internal problem with the BCM. Dur to the costs invloved customer declined repairs since he was going to sell the vehicle as is.
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2001 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L radiator VIN: 1GHDT13W91
Thanks for all the great replies I received. The main ideas were head gaskets, cracked head into exhaust, leaking into transmission, and intake gaskets. Sean, David, Todd, Randy, Timothy, and Gene were correct in that the intake gaskets were leaking. The cu...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Chime, Remote door locks, Security system VIN: 1G2NF52E61
Replaced the lock cylinder and switch, The security system and door locks now work and the key buzzer shuts off.
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