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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACD4322T
hi guys, ive got a 96 bmw 328i here with a mil light one. we scanned the computer and got a code 254 and 251, for evap leak major and minor. naturally our first step was to visually look at all the vacuum hoses and line for cracks and nothing was found. we ... Trouble codes: 254 (fuel tank major leak), 251 (fuel tank minor leak)
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: WBADM6346X
This car goes into a [slow] antilock when you get close to stopping. It stops perfectly at higher speeds. When you get down to about 20mph, starts to chatter, only not normally. It is slower then it should be. I put a new abs cont unit on it and new front sens...
2002 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6L body VIN: 1G6EC12972
car wont crank check battery condition ok check grounds, scan launch says no relation scaner to car recomends to reload program and contact dealer check with snapon scanner found 2 codes u1255 and 1126 code 1255 refars to no comunication between class 2 module...
1994 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Sys message flashes VIN: 1G1YY22P1R
Hi Corvette Techs The complaint is battery is dead after 2-3 weeks. The a/c control panel light above the button that is the mode its in will flash for few minutes then stays lit in what ever mode you have it in. Some times the blower will just come on when i... Trouble codes: C081, H81 (Module 1), H72 (Module 9), ERR
1995 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L battery VIN: 1GCEC19K9S
This vehicles battery will go dead overnight if left hooked up! Previous owner had a battery disconnect solenoid installed, which causes the computer to loose it's memory. I've looked for a draw large enough to run the battery down but it is only drawing 128 M...
2006 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L Ability to Defrost VIN: 2G1WT58K46
Thanks in advance for your help. Customer complains that when it is cold out. (Below 35 deg F) The windows fog so badly that moisture runs down the glass. Especially the rear door windows and rear deck glass. We installed tech bulletin #08-08-64-014 kit which ...
2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES46C6Y
This one is oing in the books as a loss. It will drive fine for about 5 miles and then loose power and start sputteing the check engine liht will come on. With the same code everytime. It started out with a valve cover gasket, plugs, wires and coil for this co... Trouble codes: P0351 (Inition primary coil circuit A fault)
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.7L cruise control VIN: 3D3KS28DX5
Vehicle when setting cruise control won't set over 60 miles per hour. Can set it at 60 mph but once accell past 60 it will turn cruise off and not allow it to set again until vehicle slows to 55 mph. Once again it will repeat process. Have monitored wheel spee...
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4GP24R65
Vehicle first came in to our shop nov 2010 with a P0032 and we tested to find an open heater in the O2 sensor. We replaced with an NGK O2 and cleared codes. The vehicle returned to us in january 2011 with the same P0032. We retested and found no shorts to powe... Trouble codes: P0032
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck TRX4 5.9L Hesitation VIN: 1D7KS28C27
This Dodge 5.9 diesel came in with the engine light on. No power at highway speeds. Hard start sometimes you have to tap the accelerator pedal to start it. Codes in the computer were P0225 and P0901. In pending codes there was a P0101. Alldata skips over each ... Trouble codes: P0101
2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Steering Angle Sensor
Vehicle brought in with ESC / BAS and Trac Control lights all on. With Wi-tech I went into ABS System and found 2 Codes: Codes C1219 Steering Angle Sensor Erratic Performance ACTIVE and C123F Steering Angle Sensor Comparative Performance STORED Customer Sta...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L transfer case VIN: 1FTEF14N6S
This truck is stumping me mainly because of the 4WD module,the switch had no continuity so I replaced it with a salvage yard unit(the switch has been discontinued)I found a glimmer of hope with a TSB found on the internet [...] Mitchell doesn't list it.Any ...
2004 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FMSU45P94
No start or very long crank and start. Not malking HP oil pressure. Removed oil filter and cranked. Filter housing fills in 5-10 sec. Installed oil pressure gauge in place of EOP sensor. No LP oil pressure. If I get it running it has 10 psi at ilde cold. From ...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW31P96
This vehicle came in for no start. Code P2291 was pulled. Scan data showed 0 psi on ICP while cranking with .18v on ICP. We ended up replacing the HP oil pump, IPR and ICP. Also after prolong cranking we had to replaced both batteries. We got it started after ... Trouble codes: P0272 (cyl 4 contribution low)
1997 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L engine VIN: 1GKDT13W9V
Iam about to replace an engine in 1997 gmc jimmy with an engine from a 1998 chevy pick up im just wondering how many problems I may have. I can see the jimmy has a remote mounted oil filter with oil lines the replacement engine has the regular oil filter the t...
2003 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEK14V03
When it happens the truck will not accelerate and the power loss light comes on , the dealer says to replace the gas pedal position sensor and the throttle body together ... this to me is like throwing parts at it , any suggestions Trouble codes: P516
2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 4S6CK58W5Y
The problem i am having with this vehicle is while in gear & if at a stop sign when the accelerator is pushed the vehicle stumbles & stalls at times.Starts right up.I can recreate this in shop bay.The vehicle runs fine other wise.there are no codes.t...
2006 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.4L Park lights VIN: KMHET46C56
Have a really complicated one here, the park lights are intermittently coming on and staying on until you turn the multifunction switch off. This vehicle does not have auto light function on the combination switch but it does operate like one when you leave th...
2007 Isuzu N NRR 5.2L No Start, "Check Trans "flashi VIN: JALE5B1667
-Replaced CAM and CRANK sensor still no start. -It starts with quick start fluid. -My heavy duty scanner doesn't hookup with vehicle. -We verified with "good same vehicle" that at "ignition on" EGR actuator doesn't make any sound of "NO start vehicle". -We als...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Ball joint VIN: SAJDA01C5Y
This car is in need of lower ball joints. The dealer wants to sell us the entire steering knuckle with ball joint. Ball joints are avaiable separate aftermarket. I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations or insight on replacing the lower ball joints. S...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Tramisson Shifter Broken VIN: SAJDA01N11
Gear selecter broken the ignition switch interlock cable notrealising when key are turn on interlock solonoid is realising gear shifter please let me know i can find any info on ignition switch interlock cable
2006 Lexus GS300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHCH96S36 techs i need help. I have an 05 lexus gs300 with code p0193 for fuel rail pressure sensor high input. The vehicle only has 19k miles and looks clean. The sensor is connected, and i confirmed the three wires to the sensor are there, and are within ... Trouble codes: P0193 (Fuel rail pressure sensor circuit high input)
2006 Lexus GS300 3.0L 3 gear not shifting VIN: JTHBH96S26
Hi Guys, I would like to know if any one had this problem, this 2006 GS300 that trans gets stuck on 3rd gear and had a code p0761 for the S3 solenoid on trans, I had it changed and serviced the trans and code comes back, we test drove it the first time and it ...
1996 Mazda Miata 1.8L location of obd port VIN: JM1NA353XT
where is obd port
1984 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBAB33A1E
Thanks in advance for any help. This is my personal vehicle that runs great most of the time. I first noticed the current problem when my fuel would get below a half tank. I suspected that this was a problem with the fuel pump. I hook a fuel pressure gauge int...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L motor VIN: WDBGA70E65
after installing the motor it was hard to start but once it did it would smoke. Was hoping that it would clear up but it didn't. Even the gas pedal would not respond. Since the only way to get the codes from the car is to push a button under the hood for two t...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Airbag VIN: WDBUF70J13
Car was in an accident and needed new AirBag module(control module). Customer, used car dealer, got one from the Mercedes dealer, part# A 211 870 58 85 made by Bosch After initial settings I got a code 90A1 B48/1 and B48/2 Driver and pasenger frontal accelera...
2003 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L Air flow VIN: WDBPJ75J93
Hello MB Techs In the Air conditioning setting,from all vents cold air comes out, except the right side vent hot air comes out and also we tried to clear the code but it will not clear, please advise what other tests we must do to find the solution to this pro...
2004 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Hesitation, No Acceleration VIN: WDBRH61J24
Hello all! I want to thank you all first for taking the time to give me some direction. This wagon came with a complaint of intermittent no accel when at a stop. The customer stated that the ESP light and Check Engine light where on as well. Cycled the key an... Trouble codes: P0221 (Fault of Function in Electronic Accelerator)
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L p1603 VIN: 4A3AC84H31
Vehicle has come back twice with a check engine light and code P1603 Battery Backup Circuit Malfunction (Mitsubishi) P1603, We have check all fuses and ground to the battery. Car runs fine but does seem to idle higher than normal.
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor XLS 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A4MN31S54
This car came to me in December 2011 with a P0456 Evap very small leak detected code. At that time I did a scanner evap test and smoke test on the evap system. Didn't find a problem. I cleared the code. About 2 weeks later the coode came back. I found a small ... Trouble codes: P0456 (Evap very small leak detected)
2004 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Varible Valve Timing VIN: 1N4BL11D94
I inherited this problem from two other shops. The oil control valves for the variable valve timing had been replaced. I can manual force the valves on by grounding the return wire. The valves appear to be operating because the oil pressure drops. This does no...
2007 Nissan 350Z Touring 3.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JN1BZ36A97
I am on my knees begging for help. I have this little gem here which chugs on acceleration. EVERY time it will chug below 1000RPM and stall if you do not have the accelerator down. If the accelerator is down then the vehicle will chug once and accelerate fine ...
1985 Pontiac Fiero SE 2.8L engine VIN: 1G2PF3796F
Need help on this 85 fiero.Had it towed into my shop with a blown motor. The owner wanted me to switch it out for him. Well I later found out the motor in the car is a 2.8l and the motor he bought to replace it with is a 3.4l out of a camaro.He then tells me h...
2000 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L MIL Lamp on
I am seeking from anyone that can help since this is an extension of last years post where I still couldnt fix this. I have replace the converters, gaskets, and o2 sensors all dealer. I pinned the ECM and all my voltages at ECM and sensors are correct. But at ... Trouble codes: 133 (slow response B1S1)
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Mechanical VIN: JF1GD29682
please help subaru gods my son went leave last night and has no reverse all foward gears good hear noise in reverse i know trans has to come but what may be trouble should fix or repace with used trans? thanks for the help
2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca Limited 3.0L head gaskets VIN: 4S4WX82C36
My question is, do you have to remove the engine first to do head gaskets. Labor says includes R and I engine. Michell repair says nothing about removing engine. havent worked much on the 3.0l yet. Any help would be great thanks everyone. Lon
1997 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 4T1BF22K9V
Simple repair but has turned into a nightmare. After stated repairs I have run into a driveabilty problem that wasnt there befor. I am sure it is something I have done and am over looking. Check engine light is on now with codes p0301, p0303, p0305 and p0300 a...
1999 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0L Steering VIN: 4T3ZF13C6X
Thanks in advance. Replaced power steering pump due to leak. bleed system and pump is making noise . pulled resevoir and cleaned as there is a screen but could not see. the old pump made no noise . if the screen in the reservoir is still plugged will it do thi...
2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JTEHH20V63
Thanks for input. seen by several shops already and brought in for intermittent miss/stall/no start. started last month doesn't care if cold/hot, running or idling. somewhat reproducible miss leading into sometime full stall even under load. then will restart ...
2004 Toyota Highlander 2.4L Air mix actuator VIN: JTEGD21A84
Hey all, This highlander is making a clicking noise under passenger side dash. Found air mix door actuator moving/bouncing when it is set on cold to about middle of temperature knob sweep. When above middle to full hot it sits steady. Alldata does not give di...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WVWRH63B52
got this car from another shop, the car runs fine at operating temp. when the car is cold idling it has a misfire that is random to all cylinders.checked vacuum is only 15 cold and moves up to 17 at running temp.has anybody seen this problem, maybe cam timing?...
2003 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WV2MB470X3
Vehicle came in with codes 17748/P1340(Cam pos sensor incorrect correlation) and 17755/P1347 (bank 2 cam and crank signals out of correlation)and engine noise on start up. We changed the sensors just for gp. However codes and noise persisted. After removing th...
2001 Volvo S60 2.4L Door Locks VIN: YV1RS61R11
This vehicle had numerouse problems. The last being after replacing the siren for alarm syst.cem because of codes stored & finally ddm (drivers door module)because of intermit.window & door locks.Everything on the vehicle works except locking the doors with ke...
2006 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RH59266
Need some help from the Volvo guys. This car is setting a P0027 Volvo code 614B. Oil is good and clean and has been changed regularly. The engine is in time and the belt is original. I can't find a lot of information on this code. I am using the Snap On verus ... Trouble codes: P0027 (Exhaust camshaft control)

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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Electronic VIN: WAUEH24B5Y
Determined the most likely cause was that the harness had previously gotten pinched when a shop had the front clip off. Rewired and replaced sensor. Vehicle has been gone for weeks now with no further problems.
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WAUED54B51
The problem started to appear less and less, the customer decided not to pursue a fix at this time. I feel we would have found the problem, but we need more time. Thanks for all the help. Bernie.
1986 BMW 325 2.7L poor power VIN: WBAAB5403G
After all the above checks and testing were done we pulled the tdc sensor and located the pin. We had to rotate the crank to get #1 piston on top dead by about 15 degrees. We pulled the trans and flywheel and the flyheel was off by 3 holes or 5 holes dependin...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L coolant pipe to heater VIN: WBAAM533XY
Thank you very much to all for the information, the 2 pipes were in fact just sitting there at that point, so I had to pick the rest out from the head. Went ahead and replaced all the pcv, crank sensor, and temp sensor. The brake booster hose and the evap hose...
2004 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFA13564
THANKS for all the replies,i headed towards a clogged head but saw a quick response from o2 ruled that out.. told customer try beemer again...he did they replaced the secondary maf sensor, light has not been back since...i dont understand that bec...
2005 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L battery VIN: 5UXFA13585
I would like to thank everyone that took time to read this post just putting this out there helped. By pulling the three fuses for the sound and communication's system in the right rear of the x5 we went from 1.10 mA to a .02mA or less . I learned a l...
2007 BMW 328xi 3.0L turn signals VIN: WBAVC93507
Hi guys sorry I haven't posted a fix yet. We can't get the customer to bring the vehicle back in for further testing. We have recently purchased an Autologic Scan tool and I am looking forward to trying a short test and checking the footwell module for any cod...
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GNEC13ZX4
The customer declined the repairs. After resting the FCP the light would be out for 10 minutes and seemed to start ok once the code rest the problem of starting would reoccur. This leads me back to the FCP. Thanks for all the input, IATN is a great resource. ... Trouble codes: P0178 (FCP sensor value low).
2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L blower VIN: 1GNET16S35
it turned out the ignition switch was the culprit, but it was very intermittent. Thanks to all who replied.
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LS 6.6L left signal VIN: 1GBJK39D86
Thanks for all of the replies.I went back to the socket that I installed and found that I had the brown wire on the black and vice versa.Next time I will make sure I have more light to see by.
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L comp VIN: 2B3HD46R6Y
Thanks to all who replied to my help. Yes the left side cam was off so the tone ring did not pick up cam sensor. We put a new timing chain and guides and car started right up. Thanks again for all the help!!! John P.S. Who would of thought 1 tooth would make a...
1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L Intake System VIN: 1FAFP4047X
Sorry for delay in closing post. customer authorized removal of intake system to ck gaskets for possibility of blown gskt between intake runners(acting like reed valve). no bad gaskets;heavy deposits covering ports for egr system, all cleaned & manifold ck wi...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTNW21LXX
Thank you all for your help with this. I have become quite familiar with this animal now. I found the problem to be the spark plug was Improperly installed by one of our techs and the end was damaged.(causing the coil to fail,i would surmize). I had this unit ... Trouble codes: P0304 (Missfire 4 cyl).
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L Misfire VIN: 3FEXF46FXY
OK this one really tested me!! Started work on it again today and here is what I found, Fuel Pressure 62 psi, no air in fuel, ICP pressure 486-513 warm idle, ICP % 12 Oil has 200 miles on it, engine acquired a fuel knock. Removed both valve covers, manually ch... Trouble codes: P0263, P0284.
2005 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1FTRF12205
Thanks for the help the problem turned out to be in the B+ wire to the coil with truck well warmed up and underload would loose voltage long enough to set code and make cly # 3-4 start missing so replaced wire from connector at computer to coil pack... Trouble codes: P0352 (Ignition coil b primary/ secondary circuit malfuntion).
1994 GMC K2500 Suburban SLE 7.4L power steering VIN: 1GKGK26N6R
Average aftermarket pump life was 2 days before total loss of pressure. Thanks for the delco phone number. Delco only has reman pumps for this suburban. I had to use the old reservoir because the delco one was different. It has been gone for a week now with no...
2002 GMC Yukon XL 2500 SLT 8.1L Cuts out VIN: 3GKGK26G02
Ok, after what seems forever, this thing is fixed. The customer informed us that when this all began to happen, he also noticed a drop in fuel economy and, ta dah, power!! Replaced the crank sensor, lots of pb blaster, and of course broke it pulling it o...
2003 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4.2L Cuts out VIN: 1GKET16S43
Does not make any sense. I cleaned, superficially the throttle body. And now is working. Thank everybody , hope that it will not come back.
2002 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L transfer case VIN: JACDJ58X22
Bit the bullet bought izuzu sensors and all is well no codes thanks for the replies
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SE (Car) 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality
thank you guys, it has been a very good experience, i learn a lot with this headache and specially all of you that tauhg me how this system works it was eha on fuel distributor again thanks
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L drive train VIN: 4JGAB54E82
The vehicle was returned to our shop for further dignosis. I rechecked transmission mount,suspension etc.. They were all fine.The customer took the vehicle to local Mercedes specialty shop for diagnosis and they said that it is a transmission clutch problem.
2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L service reset VIN: WDBRF61J63
I was unable to reset this service reminder. the display showed a fault,& the customer did not approve diag of it
2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L parking pawl VIN: WDBRF61J23
Thanks to everybody how took the time to help.customer has taken car for now,we were waiting on information .leak was not that bad yet.Thanks to you guy's,we know how to do .Again,Thank you.
2002 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L crank sensor VIN: YS3ED49Z52
Thank you everyone for all the help ,sorry for the long delay this was kind of a back burner job. Everyone who aimed me to cranking speed were dead on . I did as suggested and cranked it under a boost from a charger , now I wasn't able to find exact cranking ...
1988 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L caliper VIN: JT4RN55D6J
Thanks to everyone that helped were calling this one fixed. Road tested and brought in shop did not get caliper stuck but felt definite drag on both front wheels and opening right front bleeder relieved pressure on both. Removed master cylinder and found rod a...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L timing belt
well this vehicle is going to have to be torn down would like to thank all that responded cedric from louisiana and mark from yukon for your timing mark ideas found valves bent iatn is the bomb
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Mount VIN: WVWPD63BX4
I adjusted the front mount brackets have no viberation at idle in netural but still have a slight viberation when gear at a stop thanks for all the help
2011 Volkswagen Jetta SE 2.5L Air Filter VIN: 3VWDZ7AJ5B
joe was right cover came right and there it was.sorry for being late to reply but i have been very busy.thanks everyone for the replys.hope to help someone soon.
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