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2004 BMW 545i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANB33544
idle irratic codes for maf and idle control , put known good ones on car.
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1998 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Power Windows VIN: 2G4WS52M2W
Car came in for power windows inop. I found that both rear windows worked. Neither front window worked. Removed master switch and verified power and ground with dvom. Checked good. Put a headlight across the power and ground to verify it was good under load. J...
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2000 Cadillac Catera 3.0L All Lights VIN: W06VR54R0Y
We installed a new crank sensor and battery on this Cadi last week after it had been sitting for a year. The car runs great but the lights inside and out flicker fast and flash when you unlock the car, when using the key or the remote and they stop after a sho...
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1993 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WN54T6P
Customer complains of engine shutting off either idling or coming to a stop. It happens intermittently. When the customer tried to restart after dieing the car would cough and spit like it was bucking timing. Then there is those times it will act fine. In the ...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L p0872 VIN: 1GCHK23182
PLEASE!! help me out this truck has P0872 code have checked tsb and replaced PNP also have ran through the testing procedure for this code. one you shift into over drive it shifts from first to second fine and when it gose into thrid it has a hard shifr after ...
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L 1-2 shift VIN: 1C36457887
Vehicle drove shifted fine for a few miles then dropped out of gear would not go down in any gear even manually..stopped turned it off and back on again and it goes in gear..first only though...in manual first it stays in gear but if you start out in drive it ...
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2005 Chrysler 300 (Car) 2.7L Key Programming VIN: 2C3JA63H35
Hi everybody, anybody can help me with the PIN (personal identification number) for this car, the car has one key and the customer bought a new blank one from USA i want to program it for him with my starscan but i don't have the pin, any help will be apprecia...
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1998 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1B3EJ56H4W
This is my Dad's car. He was driving it home from work at hwys speeds in the rain a couple weeks ago and it died right on the side of the road. Cranked several times and wouldn't start. He could hear the fuel pump running when attempting to start. (pump has be... Trouble codes: P0420
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1996 Ford F-150 XLT 5.8L Monitor VIN: 1FTEF14H1T
Thanks in advance This vehicle failed an emmission inspection because the non-continuous monitors (O2,O2 Heater,EGR and Catalyst) are set to not ready. All will set to ready after a short test drive,but after turning the ignition off for a few moments,will re...
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5142X
O.K. the Windstar is back. Originally this car came in for a squealing noise in the synchronizer assm. After replacing it with the cam sensor we started getting a P1309 code. We replaced it again with an OE and after 15 miles the code came back, we replaced th... Trouble codes: P1309 (Misfire monitor not completed)
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2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L engine VIN: 1FDWF32556
I have a 2006 ford f350 with a 5.4l engine with a misfire code p0307. Found what appeared to be water in the #7 plug tube(spark plug was installed) when I removed coil pack. I pressure tested cooling system to see if this was a coolant leak but to me it appear...
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1997 Honda Civic CX 1.6L No Start VIN: 1HGEJ6221V
Hello fellow techs. I have this 19997 Honda Civic that intermitantly has a crank no start condidtion. I got it to duplicate once and when it did not want to start i HAD spark and injector pulse. the vehicle started after unplugging number one and number two in...
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2007 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM668X7
Veh came in with P0498 & P0499 - Evap canister Vent shut valve ckt low voltage & High voltage respectively. Replace the VSV valve. After road test the code poped again. Check the connection at the charcoal canister, seems shady so I repaired it. Road test and ... Trouble codes: P0498 (Evap canister Vent shut valve ckt low voltage), P0499 (Evap canister Vent shut valve ckt High voltage)
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2002 Infiniti QX4 3.5L No Start VIN: JNRORO9YX2
Hi all i got the 02 infinity qx4 it cam on tow truck as a no start(i asked the customer if the vehicle quit while he was driving) he said no it actually was parked and when he tried to start it it crank but no start, i checked for spark and there is no spark, ... Trouble codes: P0021 (Bank 2 intake valve timing control range performance), P0011 (Bank 1 intake valve timing control range perormance)
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1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Starting VIN: 1G4BR82PXR
hey fellow e have problem with this car the problem is the car start after 7 or 10 sec the vehicle runs perfectly so any timm you start the vehicle it th 7 to 10 sec no cod find any help
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2006 Jeep Commander (Truck) Limited 5.7L Orc,Wcm VIN: 1J8HG58216
Got one for you Iaccoca Dealer Guru's. Got this '06 Commander that has codes in several modules for vin mismatch/invalid. When I went in with my Star Scan, the WCM module was missing the first 2 numbers of the software code and the ORC module was missing the f...
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1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD78B4V
Hi everyone, and thanks in advance for your help. We have an odd problem with this SAAB and we can't find any information to check it out. The 'Check Engine' light has been coming on on this car. The only code we have been able to get is P1614 - Check Engine ... Trouble codes: P1614 (Check Engine request circuit open/short to B)
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2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBET34116
Hey guys, I have a 06 Toyota tundra on which I canít seem to get the mill to stay off.The code is po158 for O2S B2-S2. If I understand the reason for the code is the ecm is seeing voltage of .56 or more for 2 trips, or 1.25 volts for 30 seconds. Bank 1 sensor ... Trouble codes: P0158
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2011 Toyota CAMRAY 2.7L timing chain VIN: 4T1BF3EKXB
How do you reset the intake camshaft sprocket to advanced position? Toyota says not to install sprocket in the retarded position and it should be advanced position. TIS says to release the 'lock pin' but I can not find the lock pin on the intake sprocket. Anyo...
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2003 Audi A4 1.8L oil light VIN: WAUJC68EX3
Well thanks to everyone that helped out on this vehicle. So this car had more then one electrical issue In regards to the oil light coming on we pulled the abs module which blew a fuse 29 engine management. We tried 2 times and same thing happen twice so we st...
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2007 Audi A4 Cabriolet 2.0L conv top VIN: WAUAF48H3K
I did not find out what F201 micro switch was located, I did however fix the car by replacing the drivers side top cover latch it did come with a micro switch and also adjusting the micro switch on the bottom of the cover hydrolic cylinder passenger side the o...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1GCHK232X4
As this is my personal truck I finally bit the bullet and ordered an injector. Installed and have driven a little all is good, no more rough idle and blue/white smoke. Balance rate for new #7 is -1.5 to -2 which is where 5 other injectors run at, all injs now ...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDWF36P73
This one is fixed. This engine is an old style with the round egr cooler and the square intake manifold Like i said i could hear or feel the leak at both valve covers. And i was closing the IPR valve. I took Both valve covers off and found nothing. I removed ...
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2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.8L MIL Lamp on, Monitors won't run VIN: 1FAFP57BU1
Sorry for taking so long getting back to this, been real busy lately. Anyways I think this sucker is fixed, turned out to be a maf. Checks included updating baro pid (163hz. at sea level), maf idle v at 1.08, snap throttle v at 4.6, good. Voluimetric effecien... Trouble codes: P0171 (B1 Sys. Lean), P0174 (B2 Sys. Lean).
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2005 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L gear selector VIN: 1J4GL48K25
must have a bent shifter cable bracket. cable was being stopped by its own sheathing and not allowing it to push lever back far enough. Carefully removed about 1/4 inch of sheathing to allow for full cable movement. Now it starts everytime but still on the sti...
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Suspension VIN: SALMB11473
It seems like this veh had a previous issue with the alarm sys and some one did a botch job. As a result the Height control goes to sleep every so often. When it does that you are not able to get in to no system except engine and Tranny. If you let it sit over...
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2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L timing chain VIN: YS3DF78K71
after going deeper found upper/rear balance shaft inner bearing wiped out.$50 for new one, then had knurled on outside and installed by local machine shop [road trip]. time will tell if it lasts-gave to bosses kid
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2006 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.8L Steering lock VIN: YS3FH46U96
Hi everyone: Thanks for all replies and great info. This is a fix. The problem turned out to be the ignition switch module, (ISM) in the center console. It is plug and play, no programming needed. Part number 12-801-010 $128.00 list. The switch went bad and th...
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2001 Saturn SL 1.9L Unknown VIN: 1G8ZH52851
I've decided to send this one to my tranny friend. He said he would attack it since I didn't have the proper scanner to address the problem. By the way it was a TAAT trans so thanks to Earl, Perley & Lane for that advice. Thanks again to all responders.
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2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Revers and drive VIN: 3VW5E1CA35
ok i ended up replacing the valve body to fix the car. the transmission shifted fine before just would hang up between 2-3 then when i got done forward and reverse engaugment was so harsh wasnt tollerible even after resting the adaptives per vag com and gettin...
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