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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFA53571
Have an 01' BMX X5 that has a constant ticking noise that seems louder on the pass. side and misfire on cylinders 4,5, and 6 but they misfire only above [...]. Have replaced spark plugs, swapped injectors and coils w/ 1,2,and 3. No change. Tried new hydraul... Trouble codes: P1356, P0306
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WBAFA53571
Have an 01' BMX X5 that has a constant ticking noise that seems louder on the pass. side and misfire on cylinders 4,5, and 6 but they misfire only above [...]. Have replaced spark plugs, swapped injectors and coils w/ 1,2,and 3. No change. Tried new hydraul...
2002 Buick Regal LS 3.8L high idle VIN: 2G4WB55K62
all techs on iatn please help! i have a customer who owns a buick regals and his complaint is of a high idle but only at a cold start. after telling the customer this was normal he insisted that his was not normal because the high idle stays while driving the ...
1995 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L No Start VIN: S1S2217874
Vehicle cranks fine, has spark,injector pulse and fuel. Every once in awhile as you crank it will fire but never to the extent where you think it will start. Also will backfire while you crank. Looking for ideas before we remove timing cover. Is there a way to...
2008 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WT55K68
We have checked the O2 sensor, isolated the purge valve, and checked fuel pressure and come up with no reason for bank 1 to be running so rich (LTFT -21). Bank 2 pid is not available on our scan tool. Not really sure what will be our next step to figure this o... Trouble codes: P0172 (Bank 1 System too rich)
2005 Dodge Caravan SXT 3.3L No Start, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D8GP44L55
hi i have a 05 grand caravan with a 3.8l. it will not start up with 3 or 4 trys then after that it will start right up some times it will fire up and just die. the customer replaced the cam and crank sensor. i did a wiggle test on the harness with no change. i... Trouble codes: P0116, P0335
1994 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR11X7R
We replaced both head gaskets and refinished the heads. Problem of white smoke solved but still ran bad.installed 02 sensor no differance, ing module no differance. Fuel trim on left side is way high,it will stablize but bring off a idle and it shoots way up .... Trouble codes: 512 (Kam test failure)
1996 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Controls VIN: 1FALP54NOT
Good afternoon i have a 96 taurus sho here that all heater and fan controls do not work, even the rear defrost does not work. The radio is a part of the control head and it works fine, i have power and ground where i think it should be, i can not find a good d...
2001 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Engine VIN: 2FMZA51421
2 months after first repair customer returns with no start. Diagnosis: hydrolock #2 cylinder, oil was milkey, but the oil had no taste of coolant. No coolant in cylinder. Coolant was not low. My question is has anyone had this problem? the only way water could...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNX20P24
HI ALL I HAVE THIS 6.0 WITH A "no start" CONDITION, the icp desired is 950psi, my actual while cranking is 950-1500. This thing does not even attempt to start. Ther are no codes. I have two new batteries so crank rpm is good. Any and all help will be greatly a...
2004 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Slinger and crush sleeve. VIN: 1FTZR15E94
Crush sleeve?!?!! This one came in with some pinion bearing noise in drive... I should have bowed out then, but of course I didn't... The pinion was shot from the front bearing locking up, did ring and pinion(all Yukon stuff...). I was doing final assembly tod...
2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L Knocking Noise VIN: 5J6YH28513
This is a knocking noise when turning Right at slower speeds, This IS NOT the shudder felt from the differential, we have changed the fluid in the drivetrain 2 times, we dissasembled the CV shaft and there is NO wear on the CV Shaft bearing surface, we did fin...
2006 Honda Civic DX 1.8L Mechanical VIN: 1HGFA16846
need to replace engine ,has anyone pulled these engines from the top?thanks in advance
2007 Honda Civic EX 1.8L Immobilizer VIN: FD2-120265
Good day fellow technicians. Have a Civic Type R this vehicle will not start just cranks and a very desperate owner. No communication with ECU tried other scanners. Immobilizer status comes up as system not normal on my Carman Lite no current data or codes ava...
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: KNDUP13122
Hello and thanks in advance for all the help I had a new customer stop in today with an idle problem on their Kia. We had local flooding the wife drove into water center of the wheel high and van stalled out. No water penetrated the inside of the van or the i... Trouble codes: P0507, P0506
1998 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Abs VIN: 1YVGF22D0W
The car keeps turning on the abs light at 60 mph or higher scand for codes with snap on 2500 scaner it up dated pulled on code p1622 abs sensor dropping out test drove car and only thing i found out is that the rear wheels are showing on the data display that ...
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L speedometer inoperative VIN: 4A3AK34Y1X
HELP !!! This is a F4ACL transmission auotmatic I replace the speed input sensor and the output sensor I have a plastic gear that I ordered off the vin # for the life of me I can not see were the plastic drive gear goes or is on this transmission any help appr...
2005 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L fuel gauge VIN: JNK1GE4D15
once again, hello fellow technicians!!! i got 2 vehicles with the same indentical problem. 2005 nissan maxima 3.5 and a 2003 infiniti m45. fuel gauge on instrument cluster would read 1/2 full with an empty tank. no codes or tsb found. removed sending and verif...
1992 Pontiac Firebird 3.1L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G2FS23T5N
The vehicle failed emissions do to high HC readings, over 500pph before and after repairs! What all been replaced so far is: fuel injectors,intake manifold gaskets,O2 sensor,Coolent sensor,map sensor,Fuel pump with filter,Digial egr valve,Distributor,cap rotor... Trouble codes: 45 (Rich Exhaust)
1998 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G2H52K5WH
Thanks in advance to all that reply, this is a car that ive had in here for the past week and its very frustrating. It runs great on startup and you can drive it with all the power it has. But after 20 min or so, there is a bad miss and it backfires constantly...
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, p1518 VIN: 4S3BH67552
The car will fail to start the first time stalling during start up. Then once started it will act like the ecm shuts off momentarily and the engine will cut out then comeback before it has stalled. I preformed a wiggle test on everything I could find and check... Trouble codes: P1518
1995 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L Hesitation VIN: 1NXAE09B1S
Vehicle hesitates under acceleration have replaced distributor and still no change. I am unable to check fuel pressure due to insufficient tools. Almost acts fuel starved.
2004 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBF32K84
i am figting a simple code (right)p0032: a/f ratio sensor heater control ckt high bis1.replaced both a/f ratio sensors bis1,b2s1.code for b1s1 comes back rigth after starting engine.pcm is not grounding a/f ground,like a bad driver, but when i shut off engine ... Trouble codes: P0032

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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3332X
just want to say thank you to all that help found broken hose at throtle body replaced it and found bad tharmast replaced that all is good time for a cold beer thanks for all the help Trouble codes: P0441, P1624.
2003 BMW M3 3.2L Will not shift above 5K VIN: WBSBR934X3
Well turns out the company in Calif that the customer got his (rebuilt) pump from is a sham. The first rebuilt pump had a crack in the tank and leaked. Then the customer picked up the damanged pump and his core and mailed them to the rebuilder. Against are ...
1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.8L No Start VIN: 1C4GP54L5T
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Reverse VIN: 1D7HA18Z12
Thanks for the five replies to my post. This was the first transmission I learnt on in 1970. The 727 torque flight and have repaired several succesfuly, but I should have replaced the rear band. I adjusted the band as tight as I could but the drum would still ...
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1D4GP24R15
Thanks everyone for your help, the advice I recieved helped me narrow down to a wireing problem. The vehicle was in an accident and was damaged on the front left side. I found boken wires in a harness and the harness was damaged. Believe it or not I repaired 3...
1999 Ford F-150 5.4L Low Pedal VIN: 1FTRX18L6N
i hate to say this but this one is fixed.sometimes it is the most obvious thing to fix, but hardest to see. the truck had sit for about 10 months after the customer tried fixing his brakes himself, he replaced the master cyl and both rear calipers,but could ne...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FDSW34P34
Hi Guys,Im happy to say were not shop #4 that could not fix this problem child.We removed all 8 injectors (none were clicking on the click test)and had them tested.They found 4 bad (2 on the right bank and 2 on the left bank.)We replaced the 4 bad and it start...
2008 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTSS34P48
I will be changing the IPR as soon as I can get one from Ford being way out here everything is air freight! It really makes sense that the screen gets clogged in the regulator causing this to happen. I don't own a fuel pressure tester and had to rely on this g... Trouble codes: P2623 (Injector control pressure circuit open last week code).
2003 Hyundai XG350 3.5L drivers window swithc VIN: KMHFU45EX3
thanx for all the replies they were dead on, i measured the current draw of the drivers windoow and it was almost double of the other motors. the customer didnt want to spend the money so i roolled up the window and disconnected it so it wont burn the switch u...
1993 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L LH turn signals VIN: SAJHW1743P
I am closing this request without a fix, but from the replies I received I have a strategy for the time when the car comes back for further work. One reply (from 2 different folks) said that it may be the switch, but the test to eliminate/identify it as a prob...
2007 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJWA51A07
This car is not fixed because it hasn't been returned to the shop for a repair I diagnosed for since I was able to scan it. All but one reply said to do what I eventually did: to scan it with a generic scanner. I confirmed that there was a malfunction of an O2...
2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33556
First off let me thank everyone for their responses, after discussing it further with the boss I just wasn't 100% sure the lack of communication issues were due to bad modules or issues with my Launch scan tool, we're pretty busy right now and i can count on o... Trouble codes: 5E15, 5D90, P0700.
1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L timing fixed VIN: JA4LS31P3W
Hi All, I want to say thank you for all the help, all 14 replies. Most said that I damaged the trigger wheel on crankshaft. Ordered a new one but did not need it, replaced anyway, what happened was somehow the drivers side cam was two teeth off. dont ask ho...
2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 2B4GP2530Y
This is not fixed but I'll close it for now. Thanks to the many excellent replies, all good suggestions and I had done most but it's always good to get more ideas from across our network. Customer has limited budget so this is a back burner type job, if I get ...
1998 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L cooling system VIN: 1G2JB1246W
i wanted to thank everyone for all the replies , and a special thank you to calvin [...] who suggested we by pass the heater core with a clear tube to check flow of the water pump. so the fix was the heater core was plugged .
1983 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WP0AE0912D
I received many replies. Most said either the lambda control system was not working properly or the cam timing was off. We checked the frequency valve and it was buzzing. No vacuum leaks were found. Some replies said to ck. fuel pressures but special equipment...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Cylinder head VIN: WVWAK73C26
Thanks to all that responded. I bought most of the parts at the dealer. In the past i had problems with audi/vw valves from WorldPack, so I opted for dealer valves and a head gasket. Timing chain cover is made from some aluminum alloy. It was hard to weld, but...
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