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2009 BMW X5 xDrive35d 3.0L no remote control VIN: 5UXFF03509
Hi Group, we got this X5 with new key ,but can not find somewhere in Autologic to program this new key to vehicle. Also can not find in CAS,FRU and JBE to learn in this new key. Do we have to send to the dealer to program the new key to this new X5?
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK29U72
I am overlooking something,I have spark, injector pulse and compression yet a dead miss on both cylinders 2 & 7 which by the way are fired consecutivly,7 then 2 in the firing order.My next step is to swap injectors 2 & 4 and see if miss follows injector.Any su... Trouble codes: P0300
2007 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.9L no foward drive VIN: 1GNDV23167
Scanned vehicle with over 20 transmission codes and 12 engine codes in codes failed since last ignition cycle. has P0722 speed sensor keeps coming back up. Also had many codes in engine side of data. Had many codes in body data side. Vehicle runs fine and has ...
2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C4GP44L53
We have gotten caught. We performed some routine maintenance on this vehicle, plugs, wires, water pump, flush cooling system and lof. The engine had a hard start condition while we were working on it and finally would not start/no crank. After testing circuits... Trouble codes: P1695, P1698, P1699
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Compressor VIN: 1FMZU32P5W
Hello everyone, This customer has been here for a bunch of repairs to the shop, and has left very happy; this time the customer paid for us to replace the air compressor and re-charge the A/C system which we did but then after replacing the A/C compressor eve...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP58SXY
Sorry I haven't done a bunch of testing on this vehicle before I posted, but looking for idea's of where to go with it. Customers Complaints: Vehicle is slow to fill with gas, some days better than others, but is difficult to fill up the gas tank. Starts run... Trouble codes: P0440 (EVAP Leak Detected)
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L No Start, no crank VIN: 1FAFP33P42
ok heres one for the ford guys out there. i have a 2002 focus with a no start and the security light is flashing. i have checked the ignition switch and everything is ok there. i have a good 5 volt reference.the clutch switch not receiving ground from the comp... Trouble codes: P1600, P1601
2006 Ford E-250 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24W16
I need help. Van has a misfire gave it a tune-up change the spark plugs and coil pack number 6. The code P0352 will not go away it I think it could be the PCM not sure hate to buy one and not solve the problem. any advise will be helpful. Thank you. Trouble codes: P0352 (ignition coil b)
1999 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L Lighting VIN: 1GTHG39R6X
I'm stumped on this one-need help---turn signal bulbs both sides front and rear flash fast-we've replaced all bulbs-turn signal switch-head lite switch-flasher relay also-problem still there-we've taken the alternator out of the system-still flashes fast-even ...
1999 GMC Sierra 2500 SL 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GTGK29U0X
This truck stumbles on cold start, Modis reads "IC failure status- "yes"" on cylinders 6 and 7, but no codes for misfires. I swapped coils, wires and plugs and still the same issue on 6 and 7. I cleaned the MAF, throttle body, and top end with techron also. ...
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 1LNLM91V0S
This car was towed into the shop with a no start condition. Fuel pressure checked (40psi), Spark is present, have injector pulse, compression check is good. No codes stored. Vehicle will start up for about 3-5 seconds and shuts off sometimes. Other times, the ...
1995 Nissan 200SX 1.6L Misfire VIN: 1N4AB42DXS
Complaint of no power. Using a timing light to check spark on all four cylinders one at a time at different rpm's. At about 2500rpm and higher, #2 cylinder looses ALL spark, lower the rpm to about 1200-1500, spark returns. This is an issue on #2 cylinder ONLY....
2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L 4wd VIN: JN8DR09Y53
Nissan tech, please help. Car came in with a 4wd light flashes. Manually pull code 12 line pressure swithc circuit. Launch pull code 13 line pressure. Erase dtc and road test. Code came back in 5 [...] 10 minutes driving. Check fuses for transfer system-ok. Sway ...
1973 Plymouth Duster 3.7L vacuum hoses
I've got all the driveablitiy problems sorted out EXCEPT for the proper routing of the vacuum lines going to the EGR vacuum amplifier. I've figured out were about half of them go, but several are missing. Does anyone have a vacuum hose map for this vehicle? W...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 3VWSA29M1X
Looking to see if anyone has ever come acrossed anything like this before. cam sensor code has not came back... Thanks to all...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRE69M54
VWs Ugh! This car has an intermittent problem. I put 80 miles on it the other day and no problem. I have been able to recreate the problem several times. When it happens, the car will stall. The check engine and EPC light come on. It will have a host of implau... Trouble codes: P0171 (Angle sender 2 for throttle valve Implausible signal), P1545 (Throttle sporatic valve control system), P1579 (Throttle sporatic vavle control module -j338 Adaption not started), P1279 (connection turbo to Throttle valve dropped), P1542, P1624

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1B7KF23621
Thanks for all replies. I went through everything suggested. Cleaned grounds again, tested batteries etc. I even "set" the TPS minimum voltage to .5 volt from .21 volts. Graphing TPS/APPS showed a nice clean pattern with no drop outs. A clear plastic fuel line...
2008 Dodge Caliber SRT-4 2.4L Clutch VIN: 1B3HB68F18
A LuK clutch kit was installed and that's when the problems started. My son eventually pulled the transmission out and that's when they discovered that the new throwout bearing/actuator assembly was leaking DOT3 fluid. A new actuator is being installed and th...
1993 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Vibration VIN: 1FACP41E6P
Thanks for all the great suggestions. The customer literally said cost was no object. He wanted to start throwing parts at it until it was fixed. I just can't operate that way. I tried something I had never done. I put the drums on the tire balancer and spun t...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L rear differential VIN: 1FMYU70E01
I am listing this one as a fix even though I have not yet answered "why". I have had several Explorers in for service that have the same type 4wd system including two door, four door, and a Sport Trac model that all actrd the same way as my problem child. I am...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMZU73W03
First of all , thanks for all the quick replys. lots of good info. Dan, i ment to say stop signs lol. the STFT issue was very intermitant. i checked the purge valve and FP regulator before with no results. The isssue all went away if i unplugged the IAC. ... Trouble codes: P0506.
2003 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMSU45F23
Thanks guys, it was the IDM, replaced it, reprogrammed the PCM with the newest calibration and it's fixed. Trouble codes: P1316.
2004 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W54
sorry gentlemen I have yet not found any repairs at this time all suggestion made were already done so that leaves me no other choice but to leave to the side till I have further time to further investigate problem.Thats to all that replied and suggestion were...
2005 GMC Canyon Z85 SLE 2.8L No Start VIN: 1GTDT19865
I finally got this one fixed. Thank you Todd from Michigan who hit it dead on. There were two issues. One was a bad connection in the BCM connector. The fix was just making sure it was firmly seated. It has been three weeks now and all is well. The seco... Trouble codes: P0650 (Mil control ckt problem), U1301 (Class 2 communication ckt low voltage), B0687 (Security system indicator low).
2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L power window
thanks for the help. The customer brought me the rest of the car, i checked the switch operation , tested good.powering up the large wires did not make the old motor work, but did make the new one work. so in it went and all is well. thanks for the advise to a...
2000 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Misfire VIN: SAJDA2408Y
Well I came in on Saturday so i could take some ME time with this car. What i learned today was the cylider location on this car is from front to back passenger side is 1234 and also the coil identification is ABCD. The drivers side is from front to back 5678 ... Trouble codes: P0302 (cyl. 2 misfire), P0304 (cyl. 4 misfire).
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L engine VIN: 1J4GL48K52
Hey gang...the jeep is still sitting in the rear of the shop...the 84 yr. old lady who owns the jeep can't decide what to do...she is still fighting her family & the car lot over the jeep & I'm stuck in the middle. If she decides to let us pull this engine out...
1991 Mazda Miata 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, Runs Rich VIN: JM1NA3510M
Thanks to ALL who replied! The intake tube muffler was rubbing against the alternator pully and the pully chewed a hole causing a nice hidden vaacuum leak :-) We removed and bypassed the intake muffler using a rubber cap and hose clamp. The turbo was masking...
2009 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L fuel tank lid
Thank you for all who tried to help.Indeed it is hard to make the tool ourself.We contacted a company that sell such a tool ,they can supply to us. Thank you again
2003 Nissan 350Z 3.5L noise in all gears except 5th & 6th VIN: JN1AZ34E43
thanks for the help the vehicle owner had enough and advised me to replace the main shaft to input pilot bearing the noise was still there but ever so slightly less he said he will deal with it.sorry no hero story glad its gone!
2006 Pontiac G6 2.4L Surge, Stall, Power reduced VIN: 1G2Z1555B2
Thanks to all that replied Pete was spot on do to the wreck that the car was in it had streched wires in thw wire loom however it was up closer to the Ubec repaired the two damaged wires one being red and white that was the main power wire to the Pcm the othe... Trouble codes: P0976 (2-3 SHIFT solinod LOW), U0073, P0700, P2544.
1999 Volvo V70 R AWD 2.3L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LV62D9X
I only got car to really act up one time. I ispected harness but did't find any problems. Scoped the coils & injectors & flow tested injectors, still nothing out of the ordinary & all 5 cylinders looked identical.Has Volvo plugs & they looked good. No sign of ... Trouble codes: P0201 (1 injector signal missing), P0301 (1 cyl missfire), P0422 (cat efficency).
2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L Air Conditioning VIN: YV1RS58DX1
Thank you all for your replies. I have been going back and forth with the volvo dealers and independant shops to get them to attempt to reprogram used CCM. I will close this with a fix when I get it done.
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