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1994 BMW 525i 2.5L no move in no gear VIN: WBAHJ6322R
before car stopped moving. instrument light 'TRANSMISSION PROGRAM ' light came on . for like 3 weeks. transmission oil level is ok. wont move in no gear..i retrieved dtc 100 gear monitoring,code o6-pin not connected ignore error.i replaced transmission oil n f...
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1998 BMW 740i 4.4L EWS module VIN: WBAGF832XW
This car originally came in with a no crank no start condition. We found that the EWS module was not providing a power to the starter relay. after replacing the ews module and syncing it to the vehicle it started and seemed ok. Well it keeps coming back on a t...
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1994 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban Silverado 6.5L Cuts out VIN: 1GNGK26FOR
Holy jerk pump Batman! I gotta problem! This is my truck, 13 months ago I started having fuel pressure problems (dropping off on acceleration). I replaced the fuel tank because it looked like the galvanized finish came off inside, I also replaced the fuel filt...
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1995 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L Steering Box VIN: 1GCEK19K2S
We had this truck for regular maintance and customer also complain that stering and hole car wobble (like like on grand caravan when axle are bad)when hit pot hole, we check suspention and found right upper ball joint loose we replace it, but the problem still...
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1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L Stall VIN: 2C1WX12X9S
vehicle was towed into our shop, customer complains that car will run then die. got vehicle into shop , fired engine and engine will run for approx 15-30 seconds nice and smooth and then shut off like someone turned off the key. cycle ignition and fire back up...
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2000 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.3L Starting VIN: 1GCFG25W4Y
to all chev tech. this vehicle was brout to shop with a no starting problem. check fuel pressure ok. check for sparks ok. when starting sound like timing was off. remove distibutor put back on mark and still no start.went 2 slots forward and the vehicle starts...
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2003 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Evap VIN: 1GCCS14H53
This system was freezing when came in. Tested system and had low readings on both sides. Could watch the accumulator and suction line freeze up with ice. Replaced compressor and have same results. Put systm in normal a/c and does not freeze, low pressure goes ...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L Seal VIN: 1GCHK29U53
Just wondering if anyone else has replaced the seal on the transmission where the shifter rod comes out of the transmission behind the shifter sensor the truck is leaking oil out that side of the transmission but i can't really see were it is coming from and a...
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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1G1JH12F34
Hey there I'm pretty confused on this 2004 Cavalier. The fuel gauge displays roughly 35% full at all times regardless of the fuel level in tank. We are no stranger to GM clusters and sending units so I hooked up the scanner and did a gauge sweep which performe...
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2007 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L heat VIN: 1GCGG25V17
Ok guys i need some help this thing looks to have a mode door but i can't get to it to test it . no mater what i do there is no heat i can not tell if the temp switch is doing anything and aldata has very little on testing this part of the system. Engine temp ...
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2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Unknown VIN: WD0PD64466
We have a 2006 Dodge 2500 Sprinter with a vibration/shutter at low RPM. When the vehicle was first brought in we found loose ball joints, very cupped and worn tires and the drive shaft center bearing had a hop in it. We've replace the tires, ball joints and ha...
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2006 Dodge Caravan SXT 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D8GP44L86
This code is related to the coolant temp sensor reading not being close to the amb and air temp readings after key has been off for a certain amount of time. I CAN duplicate this by letting van sit at least 1/2 hour, turn key on, coolant temp will read 130 deg... Trouble codes: P0116
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1994 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L wipers VIN: 1FALT42TOS
I have been trying to find the wiper module on this car. ALLDATA says it is located above LH cowl panel behind instrument panel. Has anyone had to find this module ...if so where is it?
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2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTNE2427Y
Customer came in with a complaint that when engien had cooled down or first time in the morning vehicle will crank but not run. I advised him to leave it overnight which he did, with my fuel guage and spark tester hooked up i went to start and it would crank b... Trouble codes: P0401, P1400
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2001 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU15W21
We removed and replaced the a/c system on this vehicle and it is equipted with rear air. The compressor, accumulator, condensor, oriface tube, manifold hose assembly, rear expansion valve and evap core were replaced.All went well and the ac system worked great... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam position circuit), P0320 (Crank position circuit pending)
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTNW21P33
Thanks to all, I have this 2003 6.0. Runs fine. No puking out of the degass bottle,no coolant loss, no oil in water/no water in oil. Truck will idle sitting in the service bay with NO overheat isues. However, when your drive this truck at 55mph for more than 2...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: FT5W31P33E
Hi Ford Truck guys, this truck engine ran fine you start it and it will Idle without any concern if you drive it for some while it will losing power and die, start it again it will crank with no start, leave off for 2 to 5 moments and it will run fine then dri... Trouble codes: P0341, P2614, P2617 (Ckp), P0336
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FMZU73K23
Customer brought me this vehicle and a junkyard transmission to be put in. He said that the dealership diagnosed a problem with the transmission causing the truck to die when trying to drive forward in it. I was a little sceptical cause I couldnt find any tran... Trouble codes: P0068 (Throttle Position TP Sensor Inconsistent with the MAF Sensor), P0102 (Mass Air Flow MAF Circuit Low Input), P1000 (OBD-II Monitor Testing Incomplete), P1100 (Mass Air Flow Sensor Intermittent)
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2007 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L VCT Phasers VIN: 1FTPW14V57
I was told the motor was replaced at another shop because engine oil was not serviced since truck was new. The other shop did not replace oil pump or cam phasers, or VCT actuators. Certainly all the things they should have done. Before we had knowledge that al...
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L right tail light VIN: SAJHD1041X
I have a customer that always brings me the difficult problems. This time I have message on message center saying rear lamp open. The problem is there are no bulbs out. Problem is tail light side of tail/brake bulb is always on. No other bulbs are on, Unless t...
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1994 Lexus SC400 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UZ30C6R
Sets knock sensor code and then retards timing and as a result it is low on power. Originally came in with intermittent complaint and all we could find was code 52 knock sensor. Replaced sensor with new oe part. Car came back a month later with same complaint.... Trouble codes: 52 (Knock sensor bank 1 left), 55 (Knock sensor bank 2 right)
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2007 Mercedes-Benz ML320 CDI 3.0L Glowplugs fail VIN: 4JGBB22E77
Dear MB Friends, this car came in orignal with a check engine light and glowplug failure on Cylinder # 2. We check CDI-4 computer with the DAS/Xentra computer and determined that the glow plug relay was defective. Glow plug relay was replaced and all faults w...
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1999 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L speedo VIN: 4M2DU54E9X
ok ford guys. this truck came in with complant that speedo wont go over 50 mph. test drove truck with scan tool on and 52 mph was where the speedo stayed on mater how much faster you went scan tool said 52 mph .on pcm data. changed data to abs. and found i was...
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2008 Mercury Sable 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEHM42W08
i have a 2008 mercury sable 3.5 eng with codes p0018 and p0021.i have replaced the VCT solenoids and the trouble codes still pop up intermittently.everything looks fine on scanner VCTADV/VCTADV2 pids are within specs.,voltage is good,checked all connecters.did... Trouble codes: P0018, P0021
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2002 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3N1CB51P52
We have 2002 Nissan Sentra 1.8L which idles poorly while in gear and after sitting for approximatley 10-15 seconds. The customers origianl complaint was the vehicle lacked power on acceleration and idled very poorly. The customer thought it was fuel related, ...
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2006 Nissan Quest S 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1BV28U66
hello everyone i have 2006 nissan quest 3.5L came in with no aceleration and check engine light on i changed pedal sensor check all grounds and power to ecm all check good codes will not erase i check 5v ref. at acel pedal it has to sesor in one i should have ... Trouble codes: P0550, P2122, P2138, P0643
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1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WP52K4X
P0440 & p0449 keep setting after a couple minutes at idle. Already replaced fuel cap because the seal had visible cracks and was original. Also performed a smoke test found no leak in the system. Replaced what I thought was the fuel tank vent solenoid in the l... Trouble codes: P0440, P0449
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1988 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, eratic spark VIN: WPOAB0918J
Hi tech porsche I hope you will be able to help me. I have a 911 porsche 3.2L no turbo 1988, when it start's cold it has no prolem for about 1 minute then the engine start to have eratic spark at spark plug wire(tested with spark plug tester), misfire, stall's...
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1992 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L Charging VIN: YS3AL76L4N
This is a ? to help back me up in my thinking. We replaced the bushings and alternator in this saab. The alt was replaced with a bosch unit because the holes were damaged from the bushings beinng so loose. Vehicle left the shop and went a few months and about ...
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2006 Subaru Outback R L.L. Bean Edition 3.0L Engine VIN: 4S4BP86C06
Customer originally brought vehicle in for high oil consumption and blue/white smoke from exhaust. Talked to dealer and was recommended that car needed a short block because gummed up piston rings was an issue with these motors. Proceeded to replace short bloc...
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2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca 3.0L hvac operation VIN: 4S4WX83C86
Attention subaru guru! I have an 06 tribeca in the shop with auto climate controls stuck at 65 degrees and fan stuck on high. It doesnt go into self diag mode but ac side will with a code 25 flashing and auto light flashing. I tested sunload sensor and step 5 ...
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2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5L turbo boost VIN: 4S3BL67648
have this legacy that has been in a few times with the complaint that occasionally while driving normal the turbo will wind up with out any acceleration, and or get stuck even after letting off gas, today customer came in complaining it has occured again this ...
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1988 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L battery VIN: JT4RN62D5J
This one came in with a dead battery. I charged the battery, checked charging-good, then tested for a draw. I found a cycling draw of .10 amp to 17.4 amps. This draw cycles like clockwork continuously. I pulled all fuses and relays one at a time and found that...
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L timing belt VIN: 4T1BG22K1X
Ok guys, this car came in with a very bad oil leak, found oil pump leaking and replaced oil pump and timing belt. my questions is, on the camshaft sproket, you like the mark on the bearing cap up with the hole in the pulley. mine has a round mark and a grove i...
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2003 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7L No Start VIN: JTEBT14R13
VEHICLE CAME IN WITH A NO START & NO CRANK. CHECKED ALL FUSES. Starter relay and starter is fine. Checked for codes and found no communication with scanner. MIL lamp doesn't turn on with the ignition on. checked all power and grounds to the computer, they are ...
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Intake camshaft VIN: WVWAK73CX6
Hello VW Techs This car came on the tow, engine will not start, we took the valve cover off and found that the intake camshaft is not turning, I would like to know how we can determine if the valves are bent or not, if the intake camshaft does not turn, are go...
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2002 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC53002
Moved the cam on the back side with the pins locked and reset the chain. some how this chain jumped a tooth and they are so small it looked and acted in time. Trouble codes: P0340.
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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L hazard switch VIN: WBADD6325W
hey guys, customer picked up the car and will let me mess with it aqt a later date. I thank everyone for the help. I did check the grounds and all, fond no obvious problems. I will let you all know what happens when I get it back.
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2002 BMW 325xi 2.5L head gasket
Thanks for the help, but, unfortunately, we didn't get the job. I got alot of good info, and it sounds like this is a pretty difficult and time consuming job. Here is what I learned. It's very possible that the head bolt threads will pull out of the block. Tim...
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1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L oil pressure VIN: 1G4HP52K7V
Thanks guys for all the replies. They have helped the customer make a decision on this vehicle. Since this vehicle was picked up from a third party (dealer) we did not have enough accurate background to really know just how long this vehicle ran with no oil ...
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CXL 3.4L Differential VIN: 3G5DB03EX2
when I replaced the broken rear springs I put 2 new tires on this buick , I rotated new tires to front & moved front tires to back. - new tires tread depth- 12/32 - old tires 8/32- 2 more new tires fixed the awd problem
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2000 Chrysler 300M 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HE66G9Y
WE BELIEVE THE CAR IS FIXED AFTER 2 ACTUAL DRIVE CYCLES ALL MONITORS CAME UP AND CHECK ENGINE LIGHT STAYED OUT. RETURNED CAR TO CUSTOMER HAVE NOT HEARD BACK FROM THEM. (KNOCK ON WOOD) I WOULD SAY ITS FIXED. Trouble codes: P0442 (Small evap. Leak), P0456 (Very small evap. Leak).
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EX 3.8L Rotors VIN: 2C8GP64L81
I replaced M/Cyl. and brake booster, flush system & bled. Drove 100 miles so far so good, I think it 's going to be ok. Thanks every one.
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2005 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L hydraulic system VIN: 1C3EL45R35
Thanks for all of the help. Problem turned out to be antirattle clip installed wroung on the left front wheel pushing the caliper piston back over time. Thanks again.
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1970 Dodge Challenger T/A 5.6L gauges VIN: JH23J0B300
Thanks guys was able to find the right diagram, had to take two harnesses to make one
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1992 Ford F-350 XLT Lariat 7.3L brakes VIN: 2FDKF38M1N
Thanks to every one that offered help. All the years i worked for ford,i cannot believe i could not remember this fix. Must be the 32 yrs. i have been doing this, loss of memory. The rabs valve fixed this issue. Thanks again.
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Steering VIN: 1FAFP58S2X
Found missing restricter valve in steering rack pressure port. Still had some air when customer picked up but hoping this will go away as the customer drives the car.
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2002 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L Detonation VIN: 1FAHP12345
Received many good replies, these are not known to have a specific concern regrading pinging. However Russel from Florida stated that these are not forgiving regarding octane requirements, it MUST have Premium fuel.And sometime requires multiple top end cleani...
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2008 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L alternator VIN: 1FTPX14V48
First of all thanks to everyone who gave their advice on this one. Actually spoke with an engineer with Fo Mo Co (turns out I have an uncle who works in one of the Ford assembly plants) and he says that they are having alot of issues with the aftermarket alter...
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1991 Honda Civic 1.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JHMEE2850S
Thanks again to everyone that responded. You guys saved the day once again. Seems like someone had adjusted the idle screws when this problem started happening initially. Turned the screws back down, reset base timing and problem solved. Thanks again.
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2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB23325
I installed a OE Kia thermostat and that fixed it. Trouble codes: P, 0128.
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1993 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Ride Control VIN: 1LNLM91V2P
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP IT TURNED OUT TO BE THE FRONT AIR BAGS. THEY HAD PIN HOLE SIZE LEAKES
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2003 Lincoln LS 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 1LNHM86S23
Good morning to all,this vehicle was possible in the past someone must hane eather try jump starting the vehicle or got some sort of lighting strikes all the data was within the values .After Reprogramming the PCM it solve the problem so i want to belive that ... Trouble codes: N0NE.
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1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WDBHA28E6V
You Guys are the best. Most said Crank pos sensor, most were correct. I'm used the them being on the front of the engine and having a check engine light on when they start to go bad. This one is on the flywheel right under were the coolant hose broke. Unplug...
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2000 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GHDT13W2Y
boy, this threw me for a loop, we removed the plenum, then the pod, and soaked each poppet in fuel system cleaner, then fired each one manually with pressure on the pod, until they had a nice spray, reassembled and it fired right up, thanks guys for all the he...
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2002 Saturn Vue 3.0L programming VIN: 5GZCZ63BX2
So this one is off to a dealer. I was on the phone with the TIS2WEB folks for quite a while trying different things. When trying to program this, it shows what the curent calibratioin is which was the part number of the new BCM. Up comes an asterisk that says ...
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2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Drive train VIN: JFISF63541
Thanks for all of your replies. This vehicle is now fixed. Three times a charm. I decided to try a different axle manufacturer on the third axle that I installed on the driver side and Bingo! Thanks again for every one who took the time to reply.
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1989 Toyota Van Wagon LE 2.2L No overdrive cold VIN: JT4YR29V2K
I want to thank all of the folks who were kind enough to give their input on this issue. The majority feel that this is a Thermostat issue that may be a normal condition for the vehicle. my friend insists that the Stat is recent, OE Toyota and he feels that ...
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2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR32E76
I want to thank every one who answered for the input -this is my bookeepers car abd I did not want her to spent $750.00 on a dealer part that was not returnable , so I send her to the dealer . This car had a bad computer and they install a new one at no cost ,... Trouble codes: P2103.
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L radiator cooling fans VIN: 3VWCC21C8X
After removing the thermostat & housing, found the plastic impeller on the water pump was bad, replaced the pump & timing belt. Thanks guys!
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Cuts out VIN: WVWVD63BX3
sorry guys The customer took the car and has yet to return. Thanks for all your help. I am sure when they get sick of the bucking on decell they will be back and ready to spend some money. Thanks for all the hot tips.
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L low power VIN: WVWSP21J03
Hello. First I would like to thank those who took the time to reply to my help request. the general consensus is an internal injection pump problem. I informed the customer of this and he has decided to hold off on any major repairs as the car still runs, (fo... Trouble codes: P0252 (same as Vag code 16636 Injection Pump Metering Control A Range Performance).
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2006 Volvo V50 T5 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1MJ68236
Thanks again for the replies out there. Magnus seems to have hit the nail on the head. Replaced what was known to us as a good throttle and have not seen the issue come back for over a [...]. Which previous symptom would return very quickly. It always ... Trouble codes: CEM3F, ECM94, ECM94.
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