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2006 Bentley Continental GT 6.0L Unknown VIN: SCBCR63W86
Air conditioner is not cooling, the pressures are as if the system is full but the compressor is turned off. I believe that I have a sensor problem however I cannot scan the system or look at the data because none of my scanners have the software to access the...
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANB33554
batterys charged up and checked all connectors on vvt all fine. can hear it try to run. clear codes and these 2 come right back on, no help with alldata. Trouble codes: 285A, 2865 (Power supply limit vvt-limp mode)
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCJK33101
Customer brought in truck lack of power, code Poo93 large fuel leak, ran test as alldata required seemed ok, went out again, when pulling a trailer same problem, came in we cleaned the fuel cooler, customer took out, started bliowing fuel and oil out, brought ... Trouble codes: P0093
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1AL55F16
Hi guys, I have an evap code PO455 (gross leak detected) Customer already replaced cap and drove vehicle and code came back twice in same week. I smoked vehicle and after engageing vent control solonoid, found that vehicle would leak out the vent still. So I r... Trouble codes: P0455, P0440
1995 Ford Taurus SHO 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FALP54P6S
Ok this one is a tough one for us. Car will stall when driving on hot engine when it stalls it wont crank. has battery power but still wont crank. not even a click when you turn the key. When it sits for a minute or two it will start and run fine. Some times i...
2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L all four wheels, calipers and wheel cylinders
Vehicle just started having the brakes lock up when the vehicle was driven for a short period. All four wheels would lock up. When the car cooled down, the wheels would unlock. The master cylinder (new) was replaced and the entire system was flushed with Dot-4...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L brake pad warning VIN: SALLMAMA33
Hello everyone , this Range Rover brake pad warning has just appeared, brake were overhauled last year and new sensors fitted,I have scanned the car and have found no faults that could relate to this and have checked and tested sensor circuits.If I do a reset ...
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L cyl 1 VIN: JN1DA31A82
This car is kicking my ass. Any help would be much appreciated. I have absolutley no spark on cylinder 1. Cylinders 2,3,4,5,and 6 are all perfect. Only dtc is po301. Compression is good across all 6 cylinders and fuel pressure and spray pattern are good as wel...
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G3GR64H11
This car is acting weird. Will start up perfect, you can rev the snot out of it in park or neutral. It has all kinds of power to brake torque it in reverse or drive in reverse. If you put it in drive or any of the forward gears 1 2 3 or drive and give it the g...
2004 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Voltage Gauge VIN: 1G2HX54K74
This car came in with a bad alternator we replaced that now the battery gauge will reed normal foe about 30 seconds than drop to 0 but if you teat with a meter at the battery it is still at 14v . It sets p0620 code when you run the test it is ok. We repalced t...

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2007 Cadillac SRX 4.6L Ignition VIN: 1GYEE63A17
Thanks for all that posted help. Most people went for faulty key supplied by the dealer, the key has been sent back to the UK and we are now waiting for a new key to be sent back to us. I have every confidence that with a new key all will be well Will p...
2003 Chevrolet Tracker ZR2 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2CNBJ73463
All the replies I received were correct,what I thought, bad after market maf sensor, the customer had keep the old one, put it and engine smoothed out, but after it got hot it would lose voltage on the return wire and would stall, what it was replaced for i... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck SXT 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1D7HA18298
Found ignition coil on cylinder #3 at fault. After replacing coil crank codes and missfires went away Trouble codes: P0300, P0339.
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L trim under inner door latch VIN: SAJHX1046X
Thanks to the 2 responders mentioned above, and the one who called me yesterday afternoon with the same info! I removed the wood trim which took a fair amount of force to accomplish. I'm glad I had the input as it made it easier to apply said force. In fact, t...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1J4GW58N31
The fix for this one was the right timing chain hydraulic tensioner. The engine had not jumped time. But the ratchet mechanism that keeps the tensioner extended was bad. I guess when it reached so many rpm oil pressure was enough and the chain tension was enou... Trouble codes: P1391.
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Lights VIN: 1LNHM87A8Y
well after 3 weeks car still at the dealer!so im going to close this case.soon as i hear some news from them i will post here for you guys!thanks everybody!
1986 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Fuel Injection VIN: WDBCA35D2G
I'm in the process of restoring a vintage corvette so money is tight. When I get an extra $300 I plan to replace the remaining 7 injectors. That was the concensus of most who replied and I agree. I received a lot of good information that sharpened my skill...
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D2W
Well, everyone said replace the coils with OE coils. We tried two sets of aftermarket coils, chased wiring harnesses, pinpoint tests on wires, used computer, scoped crank sensors, and in the end we put the coils on before pulling the harness. Miraculously, the... Trouble codes: P1320 (Primary Ignition).
2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1ED28T52
The very sharp techs on this forum gave me an education on codes. The P0477 is the MIL Culprit. Need to have vehicle returned and then will diagnose/repair per Identifix instructions for code. Awesome trial subscription BTW. Thanks everyone for heading me in t... Trouble codes: P0328 (Knock Sensor).
2005 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L 2-1 downshift VIN: 1N4BA41E55
Since it was an intermittent issue all i did was reset adaptive values. But I also noticed at times the engine would idle at around 900 rpm so i checked tps but it was operating per specs. I cleaned throttle body and reset the electronic throttle. So far i...
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