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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L No Start, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on, Vehicle has no accel VIN: WBAGJ8326V
One of the mechanics here replaced the flexplate doing a rear main seal. Well not paying attention installed the flywheel off and pushed the dowel pin in to the bore. No real damage was done to the crank or the flexplate. Tried to start and backfired. Would st... Trouble codes: P0340
2007 BMW 335i 3.0L all shifts VIN: WBAWL73517
This 335i arrived with complaint of a rough upshift and downshift. We verified the complaint, then inspected car to find that the electrical sleeve was leaking. We replaced sleeve and serviced transmission using OE fluid and were careful to get fluid level cor...
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G1WX15K01
Hi, Vehicle came in with a intermittant no start condition. I have not been able to duplicate no start. Vehicle does have codes stored. Security light comes on when you turn headlights on and then off. Checked powers and grounds at bcm with min/max on dvom to ... Trouble codes: B3031 (Security system controller in learn mode), U1064 (Lost communication with BCM), P1626 (Theft deterrent fuel enable signal lost)
2004 Chevrolet Classic (Car) 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ND52FX4
We replaced the timing chain due to broken guide rail and jumped timing. vehicle has run poorly before the chain was replace and after the chain was replaced, Will not idle will not take fuel. we have performed a compression test and leak down test, passing bo... Trouble codes: P0107, P0108, P0300, 03014
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Cooling Systems
Ive got a 2005 duramax 139k this truck came from another shop was told loosing coolent .After looking the truck ovcr see no real leaks presure test systm when removing the cap theres all kinds of preesure built up after only a couple mins I tinkk its got a hea...
2004 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L No Start VIN: WD5PD74494
we have this sprinter that has no start signal whenever it is shut off, it starts in the mornings fine but if you shut it down to fuel up or between jobs it takes awhile for it to come back to life. and when it is scanned we have no comm with the pcm all the o... Trouble codes: 2088 (iat), 2133 (glow plug 1), 2404 (abs no can from pcm), 2108 (trans no can from pcm), 2312 (pcm), 2111 (pcm)
2008 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0L Unknown VIN: 1B3HB28B48
This vehicle came to us about a month ago with a p0339 code and scoped the sensor and found it bad. replaced sensor and all was good. Now back with po336,po315,p0017,po301,p0369,po339,po365, codes. not sure what the heck is going on. the engine has a intermitt...
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Lack of power VIN: 1FDJS34MXR
We have this ambulance that will bog down at high rpm's on acceleration, feels like clogged cats if it had cats, there are no codes stored, monitored fuel pressure while driving, never drops off, stays steady at 4psi. Air filter is clean, oil has been changed....
2003 Ford E-150 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDRE14WX3
Vehicle came in from a radiator shop saying that vehicle will not idle down in under 5 seconds after letting off the throttle. I verified the concern and started digging into the problem. No codes, fuel trims at 25% short term, long term at 0% Other shop repl...
2003 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L no turn signals VIN: 3FAFP31343
Hey guys I have a bit of an odd one in my bay right now. This focus has no turn signals. I can get them to work when I unplug the GEM let it sit for a few min and plug it back in so long as I leave the key on. When I cycle the key of and back on some times the...
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34Z53
Hi guys i have this 2003 ford focus 2.3 . Code p2004 intake runner control stuck open . I change both valve under the throttle body .both solenoid check hoses. Same code replace ecm . Code comes back . Need some help guy.
2005 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L Inst Cluster VIN: 1FMCU96HX5
Fuse #7, inst cluster, radio, power windows blows after +- 20 minutes of driving. We pulled the radio out of the car and had them drive it- fuse still blows. There are no posts, TSB's, etc. Getting at the fuse box to install multiple fuses on those circuits is...
2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L No Start, No comm. at DLC VIN: 4S6DM58W0Y
Vehicle came in to the shop from another garage because they could not figure out why it would not start. They replaced fuel pump, crank sensor, ignition switch and computer (unflashed). Vehicle has no fuel pressure, no spark, no five volt referance at any sen...
2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNRL18084
Just wanted to know if anyone had this and was the pcm before I condem it thanks Trouble codes: P1453
2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L AC Climate Control VIN: 5FNRL18004
This one has me losing sleep. Original complaint was no AC, only high on blower speed. Installed diagnostic center, found AC request PID not receiving signal from controller. Manually ground pin #2 at climate controller and PID shows AC request on, and compres...
2007 Honda Civic Si 2.0L Steering VIN: 2HGFA55597
Hey Honda guys, I have to ask if anyone has run into this problem before. My customer complained about a steering system noise when turning the wheel to lock and back again. The noise is a loud "clunk" that can be felt at the rack-n-pinion motor housing. It al...
2007 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L Hydraulic VIN: JHMFA36207
Good afternoon. This Honda civic Hybrid 2007 came in to our shop with the driver complaining that the brakes seem to be locking up and a very unevven braking and a sensitive pedal. A brakes inspection showed approx 20% brake wear & normal rotors and drums,no ...
1989 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1J4FJ58L8K
Hey guys need help on this one. Vehicle came in overheating. Lower hose was always cold so we replaced thermostat and had no change. Tested cooling fan switch and it was open. Replaced the switch and fan will still not come on when overheating. Wired fan to co...
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Starting VIN: 1J4HR48N35
Customer states car will not start from time to time but if sits for a while then will start we have check battery wires and switch as best we can because it starts everytime for us.He stated that someone told him about a wire at the starter that corades but a...
2006 Lincoln LS Sport 3.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNFM87A76
We thought we had this one fixed, but Vehicle was returned with mil and misfire, found same code stored (P0357) we moved coils around with no change. when we try to scope test primary and secondary on #7 our scope locks up (snap on verus)will not lock up when ... Trouble codes: P0357 (ign. coil primary circuit fault)
1964 Mercedes-Benz 190DC 2.0L No power from idle VIN: 1101101213
just replaced hand primer pump. I have driven car before and it is just so lazy from standstill. Starts out in 2nd as i believe is normal but just no torque, once its rolling its all right" feels like 36hp beetle" . Any way to fiddle with the injector pump tim...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L radio VIN: WDBNG75J22
hi everyone, i got this 02 s500 4 matic that the sos message is on dash, if i push reset it goes away but returns next start.Also when radio/nav is on will work only for about 20 min then theres no sound but display works ok. i have scaned for codes and found ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG 5.5L convertiable roof VIN: WDBLK74G02
Hi MB guys, this car has a hydraulic convertiable roof. When opening roof it works normal, but than after clamshell opens and rear of softtop lifts, front part "falls" down to windshield and roof operation stops. If you hold with one "finger" front part up, ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L ignition VIN: WDBRF61JX3
vehicle was towed in for a no start condition fuses had already been gone through by customer rechecked all fuses found to be all ok, checked and found fuel pressures to be at 53 psi and found injector pulse present. just have no spark present. any sugestions
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D1Y
Can not get ECM to operate injectors. Acts like a car with and immoblizer but car does not have one. Droped steering cover. Wires are there but no immobizer on ignition cylinder. No wire at terminal 116 of ECM. (spot where immoblizer signal should go) Injector...
1994 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L Srs VIN: 2G2FV22P6R
Have a 94 firebird with airbag light on reads code b1062.need more info on the code as i have no manual.
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L Compressor VIN: YS3DD55N6X
Thanks in advance for any help. Vehicle ECM is not grounding A/C relay. Refrigerant pressures are normal. No codes. DICE module from Tech2 is reading proper ECT, EVAP Temp, High Pressure Sensor. DICE shows signal "On" from A/C controller switch. ECM shows A/C...
2008 Smart Fortwo Passion 1.0L Starter VIN: WMEEJ31X88
Car was running down road and transmission came out of drive when coming to a stop .could not select any gears. Shut off car then tried to restart and engine wouldn't crank over. Have checked all fuses that i can find. No power going to solenoid when key is tu...
2000 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L No Start VIN: JT3HT05J2Y
hello to all thanks for the help.we got a 2000 land cruiser towed to us from another shop, it will crank and no run.checked for spark an injector pulse and we do not have either. checked for codes and have no communication with the ecu, have only communication...
2001 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN87R31
Thanks for any help in advance! I have this 2001 Four Runner giving me an intermittent problem. Every week or two, it will set this P0440 evap system fault code. First time it came in the shop, I tried to smoke it and discovered this thing has a vent valve on ... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap system fault)
2004 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L front motor mount VIN: 5TDZA23C54
Has anyone got a tried and true method to get this motor mount apart?
2010 Toyota Prius 1.8L No Start VIN: JTDKN3DU9A
I have also posted updated screen shots in the technical descussion forum. I'm working on a 10 Prius with salvage title. It was in a driveway next to a house than was burned down had ...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRC29M7Y
The car came in with a check engine light on code P0341 checked the wires and they were all ok it was getting 4.9V accross pins 1 and 2 and the sensor wire is ok. I replaced the cam sensor and the code comes back right after I start the engine. I checked the t... Trouble codes: P0341 (Cam position sensor fault)
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDT31K86
Hello techs! Thanks in advance for any help. About 2 weeks ago, vehicle came in with CEL light on. Replaced the EGR vaccum regulator solenoid valve and potentiometer assembly. Thought we had problem fixed. Few days later, CEL on again, this time insufficent fl... Trouble codes: 403 (EGR control circuit), 16785 (insufficent EGR flow), 17808 (EGR circuit malfunction)

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2006 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L brake lights VIN: 5UXFA13516
thanks guys for the help on this bimmer. we asked the customer to get the car back to the dealler for it has some recall on computer on programming that the dealler has not done so on her vehicle.
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCJK33101
Thanks for all your help, customer had just replaced all injectors within the last year WE FOUND A CRACKED INJECTOR LINE, HOWEVER THE Customer has not returned after trying the truck so I cant confirm a fix Thanks God bless Larry Trouble codes: P0093.
2006 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GNEK13T76
I want to thank everyone that replied for this request. The actual fix was a cam sensor. I decided one day to sit down and actually go over my trouble shooting charts to see what I missed and turned out that GM just like Ford repair flow charts can take you in...
2006 Chevrolet Optra LS 2.0L Safety VIN: KL1JD69Z66
Thanks to all who replied. I entered the following suggested cars into the OTC Genysis scanner: A) 2006 Suzuki Reno, which works for engine codes and datastream. However, I couldn't get airbag codes. I think I am going to have to update the scanner. B) Dae...
2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L power steering return hose/line VIN: 2C8GP54L12
I don't consider this one fixed.The vibration is still there just not as bad.Customer says its much better.I believe as a few of you have stated that the rack is probable cause.Thanks for the responses!
1995 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B7HF16Z6S
Thanks for all of the replies with a lot of good info. I have to close this job without a fix, because the vehicle belongs to a construction Co. from out of state and they are done with their work here, so they took the vehicle when they left. I used all the a...
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HU18NX4
Smoke,smoke smoke it again, found leak between canister and NVLD assy order new NVLD still leaks. Silicone between the two stoped the leak and now passes forced evap monitor. thank you for the replies. Trouble codes: P0440.
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck Laramie 5.7L steady bearing VIN: 3B7HF13Y25
Hello gentleman and thanks very much for your assitance.The front section of the two piece shaft had a very slight twist in it.Could not see it in splines or feel any binding.We took the shaft out and laid it down on a smooth floor and sure enough you could se...
2008 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck SLT 6.7L Charging VIN: 3D7MX49A48
After checking all the wiring concluded it was the ECM. Sorry for the slow response. This was an insurance job.
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L Surge VIN: 1FTEF15H3R
Well we at our wits end after cleaning the injectors with no improvent. Checking fuel pressure again found that the volume was a little low, so replaced the fuel pump again and wa la she ran great. After market pump was mentioned in post. Thanks again to all G...
1994 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L Cuts out
Hey guys, thanks to all who offered help on this problem. Before I posted the request I had run through most of the basics, unable to identify whether it was a lean condition or spark misfire. The fuel pressure had checked good even under load during failure. ...
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSS34P05
I would like to sincerely thank everyone who read my request for help and offered ideas. Especially Justin from Texas. I would have never guessed that removing an EGR Valve would dislodge that much carbon to hold open the valves, but that is exactly what ha... Trouble codes: P0299 (Turbo under boost), P1335 (EGR Valve Position Min-Max Stop Performance), P0272 (Cylinder 4 Performance).
2010 Ford Focus SEL 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FAHP3HN0A
thanks for your help guys, but what i did was unplug the mass air flow sensor and it started and ran just fine, toke it out for a test drive and mass sensor would read below 1.56 and would run rough, so the fix was a new mass air flow sensor, thanks to all and...
2005 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GKET16S65
Well this one is down the road, 2500 miles from home in the Rocky Mountains pulling a camper. What I found was this would only set the code once every few hundred miles. When I had it in the shop I could road test it and force the OBD system check to run and... Trouble codes: P0017 (Cam and Crank correlation error).
1998 Honda Civic LX 1.6L System VIN: 1HGEJ6573W
Ok so I removed the entire system (except the Compressor which was new) and blew through every part of it. Everything was clear. I got a new evaporator and tried to blow through it to compare it to the one that is in the car. The old one was even more clear th...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L wipers VIN: SAJDA01C2Y
thanks guys it ended up being a bad wiper motor it would go to ground in the off position so it wouldn't park
2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4FF48SX1
The customer has decided to try the vehicle and see if he can live with the problem since it only happens very infrequently and re-starts right away. Also found out that this problem didn't start until the customer installed his own trailer brake controller wh... Trouble codes: P0340.
1995 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L Dome Lamps VIN: SALHC1341S
This one is fixed. Left seat power relay diode was shorted.I got myself confused by the schematic showing window module connected to the dome lamp circuit. The way the dome lamp circuit actually works is : The MFU send battery voltage out on pin 18, thru the l...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Interior VIN: WDBRF61J61
Thank you all who offered input on this electrical problem. Steve in Florida thanks for your time on the phone helping with this car. I spent way too much time messing with this issue. As I had originally posted this car does not have power seat modules. It wo...
1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01D6X
Thanks for all the replies. Since this car had no symtoms other than the CEL on, and the inspection is not due until August the owner wanted to take it as is. I will probably get it back then. Several suggestions related to vacuum leaks, etc. which I double ch... Trouble codes: P0400 (low EGR flow).
2005 Nissan Altima SE-R 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BL11E45
Well i have replaced all the coils with oem like all the replys suggested. I also replaced the spark plugs to oem and grouned each coil at the mount screw. Car ran great for a day then got the bad news that it was misfiring again. I don't no if the customer wi... Trouble codes: P0300.
2007 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L left cinch motor VIN: 5N1BV28U17
Customer took vehicle back before I could get much further testing done. What I did find and wanted to verify using the other door was... the cinch latch controller appeared to be recieving the correct signals from the neutral, half latch and full latch switc...
2003 Toyota Highlander 3.0L transfer case VIN: JTEHF21A73
2007 Toyota Solara Sport 2.4L oil consumption VIN: 4T1CE30P47
Well seems it is common problem with toyota, they even had a service bulletin about it, I guess there is problem with rings. Out of warranty now so will have to live with adding 1 qrt ever 1000 miles. May try seafoam in the cylinders, if it works I will add to...
2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L fan run on high is the commplant. VIN: WVWKK63BX3
This vehicle is fixed,found the the plug corroded to the engine cooling thermostat f265 the old one was leaking caused sensor to read low clean plug all is well thank for the help.
2008 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWEV71K48
This one is fixed, new ECU was the remedy. I had no return signal to the ECU on the paired wires from the rear lambda sensor. The 4.5v output at the blue wire was correct, no ground (signal return) path on the brown wire. These DTCs were NOT caused by anythi... Trouble codes: P0140 (000320 Lambda sensor B1 S2 no activity), P1114 (004372 Lambda sensor B1 S2 internal resistance too high).
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