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2006 BMW 330i 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: BAVB33576K
customer complains of poor fuel mileage. had car tuned (new plugs)and checked fuel press ( 5 bars= 75 lbs). car runs great. I can't read front O2 with my scanner (doesn't show, only rears).was wondering if front o2 are a problem or maybe something else for fue...
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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAUB17596
Hello all you BMW guys out there, This car is really nuts. The car came in with the mil light on and we got codes saying the system was running too rich (twice) but not all the time. In fact the owner says the car runs perfectly most of the time and the scann... Trouble codes: P0172 (Bank 1 Running too rich), P0175 (Bank 2 Running too rich), P0172 (Bank 1 Running too rich), P0175 (Bank 2 Running too rich)
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2003 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L no communication VIN: 1GNDM19X13
Have no communication with any module. Doing the flow chart by symptom. I am able to remove the comb from sp261 and jumper abs, ipc, and air bag terminals and communicate with said module. Where i think my problem lies is I have battery voltage on the dark gre...
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1992 Ford F-350 XLT Lariat 7.3L brakes VIN: 2FDKF38M1N
hey guys, this vehicle exhibits soft/spongy pedal, hard to stop. i have replaced master cyl(dealer) rear shoes, hardware, and wheel cyls. No signs of air in system, bleed numerous times. Booster has been replaced by other shop. frt pads have 65% left. rear lin...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31P53
This truck showed up for a diagnosis of a misfire. Test driving with the IDS reveled that the problem occurred when the engine warmed up at cruising speed (more noticeable in tow/haul mode). The power balance showed random misfires on all cylinders. At idle or...
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2005 Ford Freestyle Limited 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDK06125
Could use some help. Hope someone has seen this problem. Have checked for TSB's and on IATN. Thought I had this one fixed but it has returned. After CKP sensor replacement code would not reset and scope pattern looked good. Returned to customer, but after 2 we... Trouble codes: P1336 (CKP position and or CMP position input signal to PCM concerns)
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1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLT 5.7L Misfire, Loss of Power VIN: 1GK16R4XJ7
Hey guys, I have this 99 Suburban giving us a headache in the shop. The complaint was that it was interrmittently losing power and missing at any given time. Upon first inspection we went to check the distributor cap condition, which was not worn too bad, we r... Trouble codes: P0430 (Catalyst Bank 2)
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2006 Isuzu N NPR 5.2L rotor
Hey guys. I am working on a friends NPR and am trying to replace the front rotors. It has an ABS tone ring in the way of the bolts that hold the rotor on. Im guessing that there is a special puller or am I breaking out the torch to remove the ring. Any help wo...
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1989 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L blower motor VIN: SALHV124XK
land rover techs. Does anyone have some tips for replacing a heater blower motor without spending 12 hours doing it? Thanks! Herb
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1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1288T
This is my sisters SUV and she lives in Oklahoma. When I got it it had 9 codes stored, wrote them down but left them at the shop, anyways there was one for the cam sensor, 3 misfire codes 3 catalyst codes and 1371 & 1373. The complaint was lack of power about ... Trouble codes: 1371 (1373 -), 1373 (testing and results)
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1991 Mazda 626 GT 2.2L engine speed VIN: JM1GD2436M
Hello, fellow mechanics. After we rebuilt the engine on this 2.2 liter turbo, a few days later the customer brought the car back saying he had over 4000 rpm at cruise on the freeway. I verified that this is true, and the engine sometimes flares up at low speed...
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2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Door Locks VIN: JM3LW28Y91
Gi guys. I have this mpv intermittently this thing locks and unlock the door by itown without anybody doing anything. I have not able to duplicate he concern but customer said it happened several time past 2 weeks. I wonder if has anything to do with door swit...
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2001 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L No Start VIN: JNT1SU789S
hey nissan techs got this 01 altima in today with a 2.4 for a check engine light had a egr no flow code replaced broken vaccum hose under back pressure transducer.test drove car. shut car off after driving into bay. went to restart and would not restart had sp...
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2002 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi 3.8L Vtd VIN: 1G2HZ54152
I have this Bonneville I have been fighting one problem after another. The car will not start. I have found cut wires, blown fuses, bad grounds, and more. Now I have full functionality of every system except the Theft Deterrent system. The security light come...
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1995 Subaru Impreza 1.8L No Start, hard cold start VIN: 4S3BMCE61A
hello, what I have here is my own vehicle. It is a 84 Vw westfalia camper van converted to a 95 subaru 2.2 engine. I am having a problem with cold starts. it happens in the morning or after is had maybe 4 hours to sit and cool off it will have a hard time star...
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1993 Volkswagen Corrado SLC 2.8L abs VIN: WVWEF4500P
Need some help here, I worked on this car for some coolant leaks and the abs light came on when the customer took it home. I have looked and all is plugged in and dry. I cannot get my scanner to pull codes on the abs or ecm. Scanner port does have power and gr...
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1997 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YVILS5647V
Check engine light comes on for secondary air. we found that air pump is not coming on. Pump does work if activated with hot wire. Ground is good to pump. It gets fed from a relay. Found that relay is not getting ground from ECM.Tried a coolant temp sensor thi... Trouble codes: 446 (Pulsed secondary air injection system pump flow fault)
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Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2004 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Windshield Wipers VIN: 2HNYD18924
OK GUYS SORRY FOR THE DELAY BUT AFTER SEVERAL HOURS OF RESEARCH I FOUND OUT THAT THE WINDOW HAS BEEN REPLACED THE OWNER BOUGHT THE CAR USED AND FORGOT TO MENTION THAT THE WIPERS HAVE NEVER WORKED CORRECTLY. SO FOR NOW WE HAVE RECOMMENDED TO REPLACE THE WINDSHI...
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2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6DM57N03
AFTER A FEW HOURS OF TRACING WIRES AND READINGS REPLACED ECM. VEHICLE RUNS GREAT. THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED. Trouble codes: P0343 (Camshaft), P0118 (Coolant temp sensor).
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2002 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L abs VIN: 2G1WH55K92
Well I would like to thank those who took their valuable time to respond. I ended up replaceing the EBTCM with a previously enjoyed part as the new one from GM is over $1200.00 just for the module. I had cleaned and installed a redundant ground on the unit pri...
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2006 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9L No Brake Pedal VIN: 2G1WC58136
Just wanted to thank everyone who took the time to respond to this headache. too many names to mention after replacing two master cylinders and abs hydraulic unit we still did not have a good pedal until we manually bleed the system by having the master cylind...
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1999 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4C3AU52NXX
After checking and rechecking everything...the dealer warrantied the valve again. Guess we'll see how long this one lasts. I advised the customer to get rid of the car, and stay as far away from Chrysler and Dodge as she could. Trouble codes: P0401.
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2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U73
thank you again especially marios from new jersey, intermitant faulty wiring connection problem in o2 sensor connector, wiggled harness with low amps probe on heater ckt to find the problem, that new snap on verdict tool may come in handy. we need all the help... Trouble codes: P1151.
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2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L a/c compressor VIN: 1FMZU62K74
Sorry it has taken me so long to close this out, I think most of that time has been spent working on this explorer. Well, I got the parts house to refund the money on the original compressor and used it towards a Visteon brand new OEM compressor. I did dis-a...
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2005 Infiniti G35 X 3.5L controls VIN: JNKCV51F35
thanks again for all replies. it did need a radio. one response pointed to the ribbon cable in the front.this turned out to be helpful. the used radio we installed apppeared to be inop. at first. found ribbon cable unplugged during removal from donor vehicle.t...
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2004 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L R-134a VIN: 1J4GL48K94
Thanks for all the replies, most everyone thought the evap core is the problem and regrettably I have not confirmed this as of yet. I did post the core had just been replaced, but anything is possible. The condenser was another favorite for my elusive leak, bu...
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2002 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L Hydraulic pump for traction control VIN: WV2MB47022
Van is finally gone! I called Bosch tech support and was advised to check for voltage drop in power supply to ABS module and particularly connections of fuse 6a located in aux. fuse panel. Pulled fuse and sure enough there were small burn marks on blades of f...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L EPC, MAF, Throttle B VIN: 3VWRF71K25
Thanks to all that responded, After removing wiper motor to access the PCM we noticed the harness to the PCM was coated and soaked with moisture, debris and leaves. We cleaned the mess up and waiting to hear from the customer. So far so good, although I doubt... Trouble codes: P0221 (16605 Angle Sensor for Throttle g188 P0221 Impluasable Angle. Signal Intermittent), P0122 (16506 Throttle Position Sensor g69 Signal too low P0122 Lower limit reached intermittent).
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