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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBAAN37401
Hello BMW Techs: I have this 01 325i which came in with a rough idle and stalling. DTCc: p0174 sys lean b2, p0171 sys lean b1. Also p1345 p1343 p1342 which my scan had no definition. I found a vacum leak, crank breather hose at dipstick tube was broken, and re... Trouble codes: P0174 (sys lean b2), P0171 (sys lean b1), P1345 (p1343-), P1343 (p1342-), P1342
1999 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 6.5L security system VIN: 3GNGK26F8X
customers complaint no start I have checked security system three times on data stream can see ignition lock signal normal when turning to start. securiy lamp working correctly at present on when turning key lamp going off then start up normal drove vehicle fo...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Accessories VIN: 1G24KEEFUW
Hello, sorry the vin is incorrect I dont have it with me, I have a truck that the blower motor will quit and when it does the dash lights all come on i.e. brake, abs, air bag, batt light. I have only been able to make it happen 2 times so far while driving. I ...
2003 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L passlock VIN: 1GCHG35U43
We have a van with a security light on. We have replaced the ignition key and cylinder and attempted to manually reset the passlock system with the 10 minute key on off procedure. Some others here on iATN say to replace the Passlock Sensor. We have been unable...
2005 Chevrolet Colorado Sport LS 3.5L No Start VIN: 1GCDT13655
The truck came in with p0449 fixed broken wire,cleared code.Everything was OK.Then I check to see if computer needed any up dates.That when thing went BAD.Got the new update.went to load it in the computer of truck,it gets to 69.2%then saids program has failed...
1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3HE66GXX
Hello to all the great technicians out there! Got this old Chrysler that I need some advice on, please. Please hear me out, as I have found the TSB & archives about the problem I am having on this car and have done all I could without alot of expense or "hope ... Trouble codes: P0700 (transmission fault), P1776 (transmission code unrelated to starting problem), P0171 (running lean upper intake was leaking replaced gaskets no more code)
2006 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.3L programming VIN: 1A4GP45R86
hey guys, especially you chrysler techs. got a programming issue here. replacing a pcm, an ng-3 pcm.before i started my programming session, i did check for any preparation neccessary before performing ths session. i am using the new j2534 console from the ne...
1993 Ford Probe 2.0L axle nut VIN: 1ZVLT20A1R
okay so this make be a dumb question but i cant find an answer anywhere. i am trying to remove the right frt axles nut and it wont budge. is it left hand threads?? i have heated it and tried in both directions. i broke 3 half inch breaker bars so then i borrow...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FEF15N9RN
hi to everyone,i have an intermediate problem with this puppy,runs good at times and then out of the blue it starts loosing power almost to the point it dies and then all the sudden it powers up and runs good and back again, please help...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L odometer,speedo,rear brake lights VIN: 2FMZA51451
van came in with inop power windows,radio,blower,speedo,tach,odometer. found no power to #10 fuse. supplied power and windows,radio, and blower came on but still no speedo,odometer,and now rear brakes are inop. driving techs crazy. anyone seen this before
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
car was in the shop for regular maint. found that the spark plugs where at .090 gap and wires and fuel filter where original . replaced with after market wires autolight plugs ( app103 ). after 200 miles the car came back with ses light on for code p0302 ( # 2... Trouble codes: P0302, P0306
2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14534
need some info from some ford techs--installed brand new crate motor drove for about 30 miles or so to make sure there were no problems-when you come to a stop after driving the engine wants to stall-you can shut it off-restart in park and it runs smooth until... Trouble codes: P0022 (cam timing over retarding bank two)
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L engine knock VIN: 1FTSS34L25
Ok,guys here I am again looking for some help.Have this van in the shop came in from another shop with bad engine diagnosed.But before I tell them it need engine I want to make sure it realy need to be replaced. Engine is having knocking noise on pass side hea...
1997 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDHG31R5V
Thank you for your help ahead of time. This customer is a regular and has us do some work and he does some of the work. He keeps getting a code for the cam sensor being bad and we have replaced and he has replaced it, plus he put in a new distributor still aft...
2002 Honda Accord DX 2.3L Starting VIN: 1HGCF85462
We have a little stumper here, this honda immobilizer will go many starts recognizing the key, after replacing the transducer the car started for two days flawlessly, and then the customer came to pick up the car and again, the car didn't want to start immobil...
1998 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.0L No Start VIN: KMHCF34T3W
Got one for u Hyundai pros, 98 sonata 3.0 no start, checked spark at plug wire, no spark checked for spark at coil wire, no spark. have power to ignition coil + and test light flickers when cranking on - side of coil, thought it might me crank sensor so cranke...
2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DM58Y74
car came to us from another shop . keeps setting code p1350 . had the t-belt water pump and solenoids replaced all at the same time . has also had deluxe oil changes with flushes and additives for the last 3 oil changes (9000 miles) . apparently maintenance wa... Trouble codes: P1350 (Variable Valve Timing System Bank 2 Fault)
2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 3.8L tru lock unit
the indicator plunger switch appears to have the system engaged (diff lockers) front and rear. does anybody know of a way to install this switch without causing the lockers to lock short of removing the diff unit. Any and All help would be greatly appreciated.
2005 Lexus RX330 3.3L a/c heat control VIN: 2T26A31UX5
customer brought to us because had battery changed out last week and now has several problems. since battery has been replaced, a/c and heater will not work, can control blower with mastertech. radio display works but has no sound. also nvaigation system does ...
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBTK56H96
This car came in with a P0019. We have checked all of the camshaft sensors and solenoids. The Mercedes code that we pulled out of this car is a P0019 with a 1203. I can not find what the 1203 means. If we actuate the right exhaust solenoid the engine will almo... Trouble codes: P0019 (ConstantAdjustment of Left Exhaust Camshaft)
2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AR18W46
Hello thanks for taking your time to read this post. I have this 06 pathfinder which keeps setting this code P2A03, came from another shop that replaced bank 2 sensor 1 a/f sensor. MOD says the sensor has fallen out of range either rich or lean. Checked freeze... Trouble codes: P2A03 (bank2 sensor 1 out of range)
2006 Nissan Xterra SE 4.0L Starer VIN: 5N1AN08W86
I'm looking for any info on the starter circuit of this Xterra. I can't find and info on the stater relay other than a very basic wiring diagram. I have power from the ignition switch to the starter relay but no output from the TCM to the starter relay. My que...
2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette GL 3.4L obd ii VIN: 1GHDX13E4Y
New Jersey has just started a new inspection program where the Continuous Readiness Monitors must "PASS" or be "READY" for the vehicle to pass OBD II plug in Emissions Inspection. This vehicle has FAILED OBD II inspection because the Continuous Readiness Monit...
2004 Volkswagen Phaeton V8 4.2L temp gauge VIN: WVWAF63D44
Customer says it overheats in stop & go traffic. He also says the fans weren't running, but they were when we looked at it. One fan came on at 226F and the other at 236F. With fans on temp got to 242 before we shut it down. Also the temp reading on scantool wa...

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2003 Acura MDX 3.5L air bag VIN: 2HND18853H
well i am going to call this one fixed we replaced the srs unit did all the calibrations gave it back to the customer and havn't heard a complaint yet. its been a week. the srs light would come on int. at least once a day. thanks for all the replies.
1995 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L temp gauge VIN: 1GCGK29K5S
IT irritates me to confess that I havn't completely fixed this vehicle. I received numerous responses which ranged from replacing the water pump again to checking the heater hoses to even performing further combustion leak tests and verifing the integrity of ...
1996 Dodge Neon 2.0L No Start VIN: 2B345EARTS
thanks fellow tech vechile had bad crank sensor and camshaft sensor and installed new connector from dealer thanks guys for your help.
1996 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L Cuts out VIN: 2B3HD56F6T
Regarding the cut-out problem on the Intrepid... When this vehicle came to us, it had spent a long time at the local Chrysler dealer where all of the normal stuff had been checked. New cam and crank sensors, PCM, and wiring in between, redundant power and gr... Trouble codes: 11 (loss of cmp/ckp signal at pcm).
2002 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L no shift VIN: 1B3EL46X62
greatly appreciated the help from all who posted replaced tcm set pinion factor and quick learned shifts great thanks to all
1995 Eagle Talon TSi 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
we smoke checked for vacuum leaks & found none. After performing a top engine treatment we drove the vehicle 160 miles with several pieces of test equipment attached. The vehicle had what felt like one single misfire on one cylinder while pulling a long hill.... Trouble codes: P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire), P1400 (manifold differential switch).
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L fuse VIN: 1FMFU18L01
Thanx to all who responded & Thanx Mohammad for responding so quickly. As Mohammad explained I ran a new completely isolated circuit to the alternator straight to the battery with a 20amp inline fuse & under acceleration it still blew the fuse. I returned the ...
2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP55U54
thanks for all the help. check IAC motor and was not stuck shut. apply pwr/grd to motor off of vehicle and did not move very much. Replace motor and recheck IAC counts-started great after cold starts and count down to 28-30 compared to 50-55 i initially exp...
1998 Honda Prelude 2.2L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JHMBB6242W
happy day this thing is fixed #1 all shade tree mechanic'should be hanged from the shade tree #2 to all that replyed thanks it got me looking around and guess what i found a brand new egr solonide and the vacume hoses where on backwards it seams that after the... Trouble codes: P0401, P0420.
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L no start VIN: JT6HF10U3X
I remove all fuse and some realy computor securtiy by pass. and put them back.It could be that the system reset it self.every thing was ok.Thank god.thanks for all the help.
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G2NF52E4Y
Thanks for everyones help I done a block and head gasket check at different temp and it passed so I put a new cap on coolant tank and tried it and no boiling over. The cap was the fix thanks for everyones help.
2002 Toyota Highlander 2.4L Stall VIN: JTEGD21A02
Thanks for the help. I replaced the Idle air control valve and did a fuel system cleaning service using Wynn's fuel cleaning 3-part kit. Then I took the vehicle out and drove it and once I returned and parked it I immediately tried to start it back up and it...
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