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2004 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAET37484
Hi, Let me first say that this car have a SMG transmission, which physically have a clutch but automatically shifted electronically. Car was towed in, starts but transmission doesn't shift. Check engine light is on with P1887 or 4F6F on an OE scanner. Code i... Trouble codes: P1887 (manufacturer controlled transmission), 4F6F (hydraulic pump activation)
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L gauge cluster VIN: 2SCEC19V92
I attend a auto tech school. I purchased a truck from one of my class mates that needed a new engine. After the engine was installed it runs good other then it has a high idle, other then that for some reason I have no tach, speedo,water temp gauge, message ce...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L heat/cool controls VIN: 2GCEK13T34
This is a new customer and he purchased the truck used. In addition to the heater controls not controlling where the heat is going, and unable to get anything to work on auto system, also had strange occurance with 4x4 system. auto 4x4 works sometimes and not ...
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2006 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L Transfer Case VIN: 1GNEK13226
This transfer case suddenly refuses to propel the vehicle in 2wd mode. The driver got in it this morning and shifts the tranny to drive... nothing! Engine just free spins. If i shift unit to 4hi or AUTO the vehicle will move. From there, if i select 2wd mode, ...
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1994 Ford towtruck 7.3L glowplugs VIN: 1HTSAZRMEK
hey guys and gals i have a 7.3 international diesal no start cold has new glow plugs and moduel new plug harness and relay vech still wont start cold without a shot of penenatrating oil cked all glow plugs and harness leading to .glow plug timer turn on for 1s...
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2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Starting VIN: 2FTRF17212
vehicle came in as no start. no communication with pcm. theft light blinks rapidly. odometer reads just dashes.iac motor makes a moaning noise with key on. if you leave key on for a few minutes the pcm power relay starts clicking and the fuel cap light flashes...
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2007 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSE34P47
van stalled while driving cranks no start.fuel pressure 56PSI OIL LEVEL IS GOOD .Oil gauge [on dash ] will show pressure when running with ether.RPM on scan tool is around 200 when cranking.FICMSYNC READS YES.ICP will not build up pass 20 while cranking but th... Trouble codes: P2291
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2005 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Suspension VIN: 2HGES16565
between 30 and 45mph this civic will develop a pretty severe shudder. it feels to me as if only a slight bump in the road will set it off. not a big one only a small bump.i can find absolutely no play in any suspension components.shudder goes away when you slo...
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1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L no reverse VIN: JT8UF11EXN
I was brought this trans as a bench job. I did not have the opertunity to drive this vehicle before the trans was removed. Customer said that it moved forward but no reverse.The other people who did the overhaul tried another valvebody with the same results. I...
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2005 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 5LMFU275X5
This vehicle was towed in with a no start. Every once in a while it will start and run. Sometimes it would start to stall and then run again. Sometimes it would run normally. Testing fuel pressure we noticed that pressure would drop off when vehicle would die.... Trouble codes: P1233 (Fuel Pump Driver Module Off Line)
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1990 Mazda B2600 2.6L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JM2UF6140L
this truck got towed into the shop would start and die the odd time it would idle great then you hit the gas and it would cough and sputter then die fuel pressure 35-38psi within spec spark good no codes started hitting maf sensor while vechile being cranked/r...
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2007 Mazda 3 i 2.0L variable valve timing VIN: JM1BK12F37
Vehicle now throws code p0011 current, and immediately sets MIL and code p0016 pending on first start after codes are cleared. Lack of power and strange throaty intake noise on acceleration. Also has distinctive deep ticking noise that sounds like one cyl. Kil...
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1991 Plymouth Colt 100 DL 1.5L valve train VIN: JP3CU14A4M
i just bought this car for a commuter and it runs good and smooth but at idle the valves tick a little more then i like i removed the valve cover and adjusted them to spec, the intakes are at 6 thousands and the exhaust are at 10 thousands but still a little n...
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2005 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8AJ52F05
I have a P0446 Evap vent control solenoid performance code. I have ran through the tests as for the service procedure. However I can not follow them exactly because I do not have a smoke machine that will let me set a certian amount of pressure in the system. ... Trouble codes: P0446
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2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L vsc VIN: 5TDBT48AX2
Posting for another tech. Received with the vsc and vsc off lights on intermittently. Code C1231. Confirmed steering angle sensor only outputs -2 to +16. Spec is -1700 to +1700. Normal range after replacement of sensor. Performed zero calilbration. Could not c...
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1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWCA015XH
I all. I need some help here. I do have alldata, but not sure where to begin with this. The car cranks but does not start. I have 13kv through plugs, so good spark. It tries to start briefly, but the plugs are getting flooded. So I know it has fuel. Now, where...
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2002 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Cooling Fans VIN: WAULC68E12
Well we had many replies that the fan control modules have a high failure rate and the water pump impellars deteriorate from electrolysis. When I sent this post I had already confirmed we had very little flow. The customer was told by time alone he needed a w...
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1994 BMW 325is 2.5L camshaft VIN: 1HGES4569G
thanks for the help everybody. i ended up puchasing the camshaft alignment tool. i didn't want to risk misaligning the cams and ruining the valves. thanks.
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2001 BMW 740i 4.4L Radio VIN: WBAGG83481
Thank you all for the great replays. The amplifier was bad. In my original post i forgot to mention that I did try a new ignition switch. Corrosion was not an issue this time. It usually is green but it was clean. Just needed to make sure I wasn't overlooking ...
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2000 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L pedal fading VIN: 1GBGK24R9X
Thanks to all those who replied. ANOTHER new master cylinder cured this puppy. thanks again.Tried rebleeding and cleaning.It's pretty bad when new (reman) parts are junk in the box.
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2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L charging VIN: 3GNFK16Z84
Replacing the alternator was the fix. I finally got a hard code situation where the alternator was not charging at all & allowed me to do the needed testing. With the alternator connected & not charging, I had 2.4v & 350hz on the grey wire. While charging, I h...
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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.8L horn VIN: 1GCEK19C68
thanks guys you all were correct the relay is an internal part of the fuse block.under the hood I was able to trouble shoot it through the wiring my relay was ok it was being grounded turned out the clockspring had issues I disconnected the top connections(air...
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1988 Dodge Ramcharger 5.2L Stall VIN: 3B4GW12YXJ
We put about 11 hours into this car checking compression,timing,distributor,fuel pressure, ran with exhaust system disconnected,resealed vacuum leaks at throttle body,replaced cracked TPS switch installed new CTS and computer. Vehicle still ran poorly after it...
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1994 Dodge Dakota 3.9L fuel gauge VIN: 1B7FL26X0R
im sorry for the long wait, we fixed this and i posted repair-thought i closed request, must have got lost! we removed fuel tank, looked through the filler hole before pump removal, what we found was the fuel sending unit float (maybe a different shape than o....
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2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Unknown VIN: ZB3HD46RO2
Thanks for the advice. As the problem occured i tried to test pressure at L-R pressure tap on side of tranny but did not have and couldnt find the correct thread size to go into this tap. So i sent this one to the chrysler tranny tech and the tranny did have ...
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L turn signals lights VIN: 1D4GP24RX5
Thanx for all that responded to this I wasn't sure about it just being the turn signal arm. especially when it made one of the healights go off when you signaled Chrysler body control modules are confusing some tymes Thanx Tom
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWX32P13
Hey all. So i had 2 issues and this was a good learning experience for me. As i did more research i found that my injectors with codes all feed off the same connector from the ficm. As charles from california hinted at. I found that the retaining clip was ...
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2007 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L heater/ac VIN: 2FAFP71W07
After much frustration I plugged a known good Blend air door motor in and it worked. Apparantly the mechanic who replaced it 4 months ago installed the wrong one and either never verified that it worked or shined it on. So the motor Ford sent me was the same p...
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2003 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4.2L ignition coils VIN: 1GKET16SX3
yes those of you who said there is a new seal for the hood closure were correct, I would not have figured it to be leaking there so thanks.
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Airmatic Level control Light comes on VIN: WDBNG70J8Y
Some off you guys were dead on that the solenoids are on the strut itself.We are about 99 percent sure that the strut will cure this problem.Customer was a used car dealer that didn't want to put the cash in it at this time.Thanks for the tips!!
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1992 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L No Start VIN: JS3TD02VXN
Greetings! Thanks to all who responded! We replaced the ignitor which failed the Alldata test as there was 8-9 ohms resistance with the power source removed. The new one tested the same. Every attempt to install the computer with the engine running resulte...
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1991 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L CV Joint VIN: JT3VN39W2M
I wish to thank the knowlegable techs that offered help, especially Enrique form Ca. and Paul from Ga. You were very helpful and were right on when you said these CV joint are a real pain in the A. As several mentioned there is no information in the Toyota s...
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1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR18E0W
I would like to thank all of you who answered my request. All the suggestions were great but, this car really gave me a hard time despite all of the help. After trying and checking everything, I decided to take a risk and replace the cluster, which was the ... Trouble codes: P0500.
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2004 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L Acceleration after hard braking VIN: 5TDZT34A94
Customer did not return with vehicle. To sum the problem up the vehicles brakes felt like the were not disengaging after a moderate to hard stop. The tires would chirp because of a rev up before the vehicle would move. Codes were found, but no MIL light. Pin p...
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1993 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Theft module VIN: 3VWRL21H6P
I apreciate the info. Everyone pretty much agreed that the theft module could disappear with no other ill effects. This got me to the crank but no start which I pinned down to the ignition swich. Fuse 14 (black wire from ignition switch) received no power duri...
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta SEL 2.5L Unknown VIN: 3VWRM71K19
Information for this one hard to come by! Found broken bus wire near accident damage, and repaired, but the flash was only available from the dealer. Steering would not recal, and it turned out that the flash was corrupted from loss of battery power from the...
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2001 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L Surge VIN: YV1SW58D81
Thanks for everyone that replied back in a timely manner. We R&R the throttle body and cleaned it out with brake cleaner and now its running like new again. The surge in idle went away. Thanks again Mike
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