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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WBADM6331X
This vehicle gets a bad brake pulsation after about 2 months maybe 3000 miles after changing the rotors,came in the shop last year complaining about the pulsation and the steering wheel shake whan braking at higher speeds,we replaced one wheel hub,lower contro...
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L Vanos VIN: WBADT43441
Vehicle had engine rebuilt recently. Codes popped up for the vanos. Inlet camshaft end position not reached, and exhaust camshaft end position not reached. I ordered the rebuild kit from Beisan systems, installed it, and no change. I pulled the valve cover to ...
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L fuel gauge VIN: WBAFA53591
Hi fellow iATN techs..does anyone have an electrical schematic for the fuel system/senders on this X5?..the fuel gauge acting up is a known issue for Bimmers and this 1 worked for a while after repaired but now its back 4 mths later with what looked like same ...
2003 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L temp. gauge VIN: 3G5DA03E33
customer came in with vehicle overheating. we can't duplicate or verify the problem. we pressure tested for leaks, made sure the fans come on. the customer says the gauge will fluctuate from the middle to the red mark and back to the middle. i checked for air ...
1992 Cadillac Eldorado Touring 4.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G6EL13B4N
My problem now is high NOX. Useing All Data flow chart PFI CHART C-7 and entering ECM output E004 test light at EGR solenoid is on, wiring to PCM is good. It says to replace PCM. Sounds easy enough. 3 PCMs later and here I am looking for HELP!!! I have already...
1988 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L belt tevsioner VIN: 1G1YY2185J
I have a customer with an 1988 corvette. I replaced the water pump the a/c compressor and the drive belt and tensioner. The belt and tensioner have been changed twice. My problem is after a short time the belt tensioner bottoms out and rattles on it's stop. Th...
1994 Chevrolet S10 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GCCS19W7R
1994 chev s/10, came in with stalling problems, customer says that it was at another shop getting fuel pump replace 2 weeks ago, seems to have fixed the problem until now, we have spark and fuel pressure at 55 psi, we replaced fuel pump and got 59 psi but same...
1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1WX12XX9
The customer states that the unit will just quit, like the key was turned off. It will restart after 1/2 to one hour. The purple ignition switch wire does not lose B+ when this happes. I could only duplicate this problem once. When it occured there was no spar...
1997 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 2G1FP22P6V
This car is completly stock kept up with regular maintence. The problem started last fall and with running high octane fuel the problem lessened. This spring we cleaned the injectors and intake system. The intake manifold gaskets were replaced due to a oil lea...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L O2 codes VIN: 1GNDT13W4W
When we received the vehicle the owner had replaced the O2 sensors with aftermarket sensors and the codes came back on. Codes are P0135, P0147, and P0155. When we checked it we got only one code for sensor 3 bank 1. We assumed a bad O2 possibly and replaced it...
1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L 2-3 shift solinoid VIN: 1GBHG31R4Y
This van originally came in for a trans issue, we pulled codes and found a P0758. pin point testing reveled an open 2-3 shift solenoid, which we replaced along with a filter and gasket. The van shifted fine at first, on smooth roads. but when it went over bump...
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1WF55E07
No injector pulse. Seems to be a security issue with a twist. Key will program and engine will crank, then security light will be on steady with key on but not flashing as when programming. No codes ( using a tech 2)other than crank sensor relearn. pin checked...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L injector sleeve VIN: 1GCJK3325F
I need some info from a Dumax LLY Tech. I have one thats leaking anti-freeze out of #7 injector hole. I have no combustion in the radiator though. It just has a constant water drip out passed the injector over the rockercover an on to the ground engine running...
2005 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Reverse VIN: 1GBJG31U95
Van slips in reverse all the time, after driving for a few minutes, it won't move in reverse. All forward gears are strong. No codes except O2 that has been there for months. Customer states he was backing up when it started to chatter, then slip, and fin...
2000 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L No Start, No crank VIN: 1B4GP44G2Y
Intermittent no crank,when vehicle wont crank pcm dosent send ground to asd and starter relay. Checked power and grounds to pcm aal are good. When vehicle wont start pcm also will not communicate with scanner. Voltages out of ignition switch are all good. Have...
2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 3.0L Unknown VIN: 4C3AG52H01
morning all, have this 01 sebring brought to us from another shop. whats happening is that after about ten minutes of driving the ac light starts to flash and it shuts down the compressor and fans. all pressures are good but i cant access the controller with ...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L l.f. caliper VIN: 2B4GP44R71
Air in left front caliper. Replaced left front caliper and left front brake hose and bled system. Customer returned two weeks later with air in left front caliper. Bled system and appeared to be fine. About every two weeks the customer returns with air in the ...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.2L gauges VIN: 2B5WB25YX1
Customer began having problems intermittently while on vacation. Gauges would quit working and it would sahut off and sometimes would not restart. Towed in 3 different times and places. Would always start after it arrived at the shop. Cam and crank sensor were...
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck SLT 5.7L Leak VIN: 1D7HU16D64
Hi guys i got a strang one here. customer came in with a check engine light on and also stated that when he filled his gas tank up he had fuel pouring on the ground. on inspection found the plastic white caps on top of the fuel tank disinagrated and the tubes ... Trouble codes: P0442 (Evap leak)
1990 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 5.8L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: IFTFE24H2L
This is an old ice cream i'm the third person that has tried to fix this thing it will shut off after 30 mins of idling has no power no codes.i replaced the pcm due to the fact that the pcm is right below the heater core which was leaking.started it ...
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.5L Power Locks VIN: 1FAFP66L1X
Good day iatn land hope everybody is staying cool. I have a head scratcher here. My customer came in here to get a bunch of work done to his car as it has been sitting for 15 months and he is ready to put it back on the road. His one complaint was that his pow...
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L cooling fans VIN: 1FAFP53U1X
Hey guys. i got this 99 tarus 3.0 u motor.this vehicle is own by a security company. drivers sit in it for hours running A/C.Ocassionally at end of shift they park vehicle and cooling fan will run for hours after vehicle is shut oof and key removed.After days ...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L vent temp VIN: 1FMRU17L6Y
Customer complaint is that when driving around town the a/c blows ice cold but when on the highway it will start blowing warm air but will return cold almost as soon as he exits the highway. I verified that the compressor stays on while the symptom occurs and ...
2000 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2FAFT74W9Y
We have a 2000 crown vic in as stated and a dead miss on cylinders 1 and 6 and a lesser miss on cylinders 2 and 5.The car came in with a miss on two cylinders 1 & 6 so we started with 2 coils and plugs. We just put new heads on the vehicle, new intake, and 2 c...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Unknown VIN: 1FTNW21P93
Ugg,Problem child came in for low power and smoke cold(Cleen turbo plate and replace actuator)power problem fixed,Test drive ok let idle go for 2nd test drive truck will not move forward or reverse.Drop pan thinking filter might have came dissloaged no problem...
2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L low power VIN: 1FDAF56P83
thanks for all help on this nightmare, truck came in no power stalling blowing smoke, found tank linning coming apart, replace tank blow lines replace pump and filters also keep getting number 5 injector code, replaced all 4 injectors on that side, now truck i...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTNW20PX3
This vehicle is a sublet repair to us from our local Nissan Dealer. They bought the truck at auction with the intent of resale, but it needed repairs for Crank/No-Start when hot. Vehicle came to me and I started where every 6.0L should be started at, the ICP...
2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMZU72K44
Truck ran fine on arrival. This truck came in with the belt pulley separated from the balancer. Ordered new balancer from our local ford dealer. Noticed new balancer had been redesigned. Old one had a cast tone ring for the crank sensor while new design has a ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple Cyl Misfire), P0316 (Cyl 6 Misfire in firs 1000 RPM), P0320 (Ign/Dist engine speed circuit fault)
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L turbo VIN: 1FTWW33P96
HELLO everyone i have this truck i am running short on time with and dont ask often but i need help ! It has 2 poss. problems and here is what i can tell you . The wrench light comes on for 2 problems 1 is the p012 engine oil over temp and does not appear to p... Trouble codes: P0234, P0012
2004 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEK14T54
We have a 2004 gmc sierra that came in with codes p1125,p2125.after testing and inspection we found that some one had installed a plow and cut the app harness in 3 spots then butt conntected it back together,We replaced the harness and app sensor,cleared codes... Trouble codes: P1125, P2125
2005 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2L electronic VIN: 1GKDT13S75
vehicle came in wrecked 3 years ago hit in drivers door.left at shop no insurance. we finnally received title and decided to repair. vehicle ran when it came in.key got lost during 3 years sitting on lot. called dealer and they made us a key . the key works th...
2007 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLT 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GTHK23697
this happen in one or two week of releaning the key you can learn one key and all the other key work with out relearning them it don't have to be the master key anty help it sound like the ecm but i don't know Trouble codes: P0513, P0633
2007 Infiniti M35 X 3.5L Drivers Seat VIN: JMKAY01F47
Drivers seat will function in any position except backwards. Alldata has no wiring diagram and we have tried a new seat switch. No problems found on visual inspection. And we can move the seat back by jumping seat motor terminals with power and ground. So we k...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L fuse 11 VIN: SAJDAO1D3Y
This car came in and i replaced a leaking hose. They brought it back with the fuse 11 underhood 15amp blown. It has been blowing they told me. I replaced the a/c relay and fuse, but when the car runs for more than twenty minutes it will blow again. With car ho...
2006 Jaguar XJR 4.2L Ac,seats,lights VIN: SAJWA73C26
Hello fellow techs, i got a weird one here car comes in with multiple problems so here you go the problem is when you start the car and put it in reverse the ac blower cuts out and the drivers seat no longer has any functions at all and the right rear brake li...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1J4FF48S7Y
This truck runs great otherwise. The temp goes from midrange to over heating in no time. Shut it off and it will not start back up until it cools down. It will crank over fine but will not start. Good spark, good fuel, and good pulse. No codes stored. Fans are...
2003 Jeep Liberty Renegade 3.7L a/c VIN: J4GL38K53W
Hi this one is very weird. the vehicle was brough to me afthersomeone else tryed to fix the same condition that I will descrive to you. the problem is that afther driving it or just let it idle for about 20 to 30 min. starts to blow air warmer. all most in any...
2005 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L Compressor VIN: KNDUP13285
Car came in customer's complaint was Ac not blowing cold. Car was low on freon .60lbs filled it up and ac blows cold but the compressor will turn off after about 5 to 10 minutes of running. It will not come back on until you turn off the car a wait a few minut...
2007 Lexus IS250 2.5L yaw rate sensor VIN: JTHBK262X7
Pulling hair out on this one.Car originally came in after hitting curb and bent both front lower control arms,right front steering knuckle, and tie rods.Replaced all said items,aligned and test drove.Drove great.Customer returned two weeks later for rear brake...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L No Start VIN: CA3509JA36
Hi every body I have a 1988 420sel with crank no start,when the car towed to me had no fuel pressure fuel pump was dead change the fuel pump relay got fuel pressure but no start ck the cap and rotor was old replaced with a new one and new wires,ck spark a weak...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L compressor clutch VIN: 4JGAB54E4Y
This vehicle has normal refrigerant pressure but the voltage being sent to the clutch is only 8 volts. This of course will not pull in the clutch. As near as I can tell this is controlled by module n10. I am wondering if anyone has had this problem. No codes.
2004 Nissan Xterra XE 3.3L front hubs VIN: 5N1ED28Y34
4x4 is not working.4X lights come on accordingly when shifting but Front hubs do not engage. No noises. Jacked up front end and checked and the hubs do not engage. Front drive shaft does operate. Understand that these hubs are vacuum operated. Where do I check...
1999 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L No Start, VIN: 1GHDT13W8X
OK, last year was a almost complete no-start, same basic problem exept at that time could watch data and see change while tapping on computer, replaced and has been OK since... now came back, its an intermittent no-start, shows incorrect but valid, and open ci...
2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L abs sensor VIN: 1G3NL12E21
Had this alero come into shop for abs trac service vehicle and low tire light scanned modules had code c1222, c1226, c1245. moved vehicle around in parking lot and had noticed just sitting still moving steering wheel instead of a drop out or nothing this vehic...
2000 Saturn SL2 1.9L Harsh reverse VIN: 1G8ZK5270Y
Vehicle came in for a harsh reverse intermittent engagement. We rebuilt transmission and problem is still there. We have torqued both input and output shaft nuts to 111ft lbs. and warrantied the valve body (vbx) but still has the problem. When vehicle sits for...
1993 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1767188911
truck failed smog check marginally for HC and CO low nox and 02, performed lamda calculation to determine fuel trim found fuel trim slightly rich, checked 02 sensor and found no wave pattern or switching signal on any wire, esp black signal wire on OE harness....
1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L traction control VIN: 4T1BF18B1W
the car came in with ABS light on and traction off flashing, pull the codes, 26-ABS actuator fault, 31-RT FT wheel sensor, 33-RT RR wheel sensor fault, 34-LT RR wheel sensor fault, check all the sensors, they all seem to have pulse and the resistance is good. ...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Cuts out VIN: 4T1BG22K6X
This is a strange problem and I need help!!! on accel the engine cuts out at 4200 rpm almost like it hits the rev limiter. Never stalls and runs good other wise. I scoped cam and crank sensors both look good and don't change when engine cuts out. Injector puls...
2010 Toyota PRIUS 1.8L No Ready Light VIN: JTDNK3DUXA
After the 12 volt battery was removed, they unplugged the HV battery connector to make the car safe to work on. After replacing a quarter panel, they reinstalled the HV battery connector and reinstalled the 12 volt battery. Now it won't start, the ready light ...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WVW3546HT8
see related history about this car.. let me know if there is something i am missing on this car.. no power, wont go over 35 mph pings, has white smoke. will shut off under hard load..any ideas?
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L Cuts out VIN: 3VWCP21C82
Thank you all inadvance. I have a tdi new beetle stick shift that seems to have a rev limiter that kicks in at about 3750 rpms the engine losses all power then resumes when rpms are below this point. This happens in 1 thru 4 gear. I didnt go fast enough to che...
2006 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWEV71K26
FOUND TSB,01 10 10.June 7, 2010. 2016182 Supersedes T.B. Group 01 number 07-69 dated Dec.13, 2007 due to updated thrust sensor part number for the 2.0L T (BPY) engine. Campaign 2408-01.08/19/2008/ Replacement Of Fuel Pressure Sensor..I replace the updated fuel... Trouble codes: P310B
2004 Volvo S60 2.4 2.4L all VIN: YV1RS64A14
has code 005d a00b tcm comunication a03b cem comun [...] comun 510f vss signal fault 1100 outside air temp sig cem 1a52 comun w ddm [...] mod internal fault 1do2 cm fault 1do3 not fully programmed 1d06 internal fault what i want to know is. cpould a...

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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Reverse VIN: WBAFB33571
With so many replies as to replacing the trans. We did just that. SUV shifts perfect thanks again.
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L blend door VIN: 1GCHK23G24
Thank all of you for the response. It come down to the fact the prior technician that had worked on the vehicle had changed the mode door not the blend door. Once new blend door went in and recalibrated all is good. Thanks again everyone.
2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck ST 5.9L No Start VIN: 317TM548CX
Ok we installed another set of injectors and the truck started right up ran for a couple days fine - he filled it up at pilot and the next morning it would not start again - the tank was pulled out and cleaned - so far so good - we think he got water at pilot ...
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 6.7L fog lamps VIN: 3D3KS29A17
The TIPM (Totally Integrated Power Module) must be programmed with the option for fog lamps as it never came with them. The Starscan/Starmobile can do this for simple options like that, while other options need to have a message sent to Chrysler to alter th...
1964 Ford Club Wagon 2.8L right front wheel VIN: E14TH57123
thak you to all that replyed with help.. this one is fixed.I forgot to mention that I did adjust all the wheels and made no diferience.bit I`m glad is done. the fix was new shoes and also the biger pad was in the front so I installed a new set of shoes and pro...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 3FDXF46S1X
After replacing the ECU, the MAF sensor, I had to have the ECU re-flashed then everything came back to life, I think the cause of the problem with this vehicle was someone had run a wire under the dash for some emergency lights but did not fuse it and it short...
2000 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Steering VIN: 1FTZR15XXY
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTSW21P15
Victory is mine!. Special thanks to Joe from jersey he nailed it. The problem ended up being an intermitent loss of power to the out leg of the FICM fuse. The body of truck would flex just enough on a take off to pull the harness to the underhood power Trouble codes: P2614 (Cmp open ckt), P2617 (Ckp open ckt), P0405 (Egr pos.circuit fault a cir.).
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSX21PO5
thanks for all the help. it turned out to be a high pressure pump and a ICP regulator
1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL186XX
Replaced fuel filler neck. Neck had a small crack and that is where the leak was. Fixed. Thanks to all of those who replied. Trouble codes: P1456.
2000 Honda Accord SE 2.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 1HGCG6694Y
Sorry guys again not a tranny guy.we sent to transmision shop for diag.If its the tranny going to auction.Thanks to all who replied as the info was what I was looking for.
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L oil VIN: 2HGES25722
the customer elected to take it back to the shop that did the head and belt . The owner saids he would work with him to get it fixed . Thanks for all the help !!!
2002 Mitsubishi Galant LS 3.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AA46H12
We were doing some diags and wanted to check at pcm. no comm. with pcm. we sent to dealer for repair. Thanks for the responses.
1992 Plymouth Sundance Duster 2.5L Headlights VIN: 1P3XP44K0N
Thanks for all the replies! John, Tim, Ian, Wycliff & Jeff all agreed that disconnecting the DRL module would be sufficient to prove it good or not. Sometimes I just want to actually prove a problem the hard way though, so thanks also to Bruce who directed me...
1988 Rolls Royce muslanne 412CID exspansion valve VIN: SCBZS02B8J
Thanks to Ted for the location of the expansion valve. My question was is it an orifice style or expansion style. Direct hit told me an orifice style with the tube near the dryer. Ted told me an expansion valve located on the engine side of the firewall hid...
2003 Saturn Vue 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZCZ63B43
First things First, the real problem, found a broken key way on the crankshaft gear, apparently it broke when we removed the Crankshaft bolt, it was very tight, we thought it had to be removed, figured out, it didn't and put it back without ever actually remov... Trouble codes: P0341 (CMP Sensor Circuit Out Of Range).
2007 Subaru Forester X 2.5L Compressor VIN: 1F1SG63637
2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT3DP10VOY
OK...thanks for all the help guys. I found the problem by dumb luck. Pulled on harness for coil and two wires broke right off in my hand. The sheilding was perfect but the wire inside was broken causing this nightmare. Fixed the wires and it runs like a ch... Trouble codes: P1300.
2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L fuel gauge reading VIN: 4T1BF22K5Y
Thanks to all who responded especially John from Washington, John from Colorado and Sunil from Texas. I double checked the blue ten pin connector and pulled a couple of fuses but the gauge situation remained the same. I again pulled the tank unit and did a swe...
1995 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: WV2EE0709S
Thank you for the replies. Catalytic converter clogged up and replace converter slove the problem. Everyone have a good weekend.
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