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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Blower Motor VIN: WBADM5337X
I am reposting this bmw, i replaced the control head with a used unit after installing used unit it had codes 35,37,38,39,40,73,75,also the blower was inop but i could watch data on scan tool and it looked ok, i tryed to clear codes but could not so we sent cu...
2007 BMW 335i 3.0L fan always on high VIN: WBAWB73537
Hi guys, This 07 e92 had an EKP module replaced for low voltage to fuel pump and i programmed it with latest software using autologic. Voltage going to pump is now normal(12 volts), although current draw seems high at 12 amps and rpm is low as well at 6500 rpm...
2001 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G4CU54131
Came in running bad found cyl number five not firing. Had spark so pulled plug and was flat. Something smashed gap closed. Reopened and road tested and will not do it again. Not sure what could intermitently close the gap on spark plug? when hard accelerating ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random cyl missfire)
1993 Cadillac Fleetwood 5.7L lean condition VIN: 1G6DW5271P
This vehicle started out with an overheating condition caused by a ruptured heater core hose, that was repaired and has no overheating issues now. On the subsequent test drive it was noticed that the O2 reading would steadily drop to .000 and the fuel trims wo...
2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L bushing VIN: 1G6DM57745
Clunk from drive to rev. @ or rev. to drive. problem is differential bushing is wiped out. dealer has part in stock (very common problem). first time for me. mitchell 1 OnDemand 5 estimate for this repair is 5.1 R@R differential assembly plus R@R bushing is th...
2005 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1G6KD54Y15
Hello all and thank in advance for any help, I have a 2005 Cadillac Deville that after it sets for awhile it will misfire when you first start it then clear right up and run fine, it has a p0300 in memory, and misfire counters show # 1 and # 2 cylinders having... Trouble codes: P0300
1998 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Starting VIN: 1GCCS1446W
sometimes will not start no crank security not blinking when it won't start I put it in neutral and hold key in start and move column shifter slightly back and forth and it will start I checked range switch and it was good.One time when it would not start I ha...
1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.8L Rocker Arm VIN: 2G1WX12K5W
We have a 1998 Monte Carlo with a 3.8L. When the car first came in it was making a tappet noise upon inspection #6 cylinder intake rocker was not getting any oil but the rockers on either side of it were ok. We replaced all lifters and push rods and the one ba...
1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 LS 5.7L Poor Fuel Economy, Low power VIN: 1GAHG39RXX
Engine runs smooth with no misfire of hesitation, always starts right up. When rev'd it remains smooth but feels restricted (hence replacing the converters). Road test leaves you feeling less than satisfied as it struggles to reach speed limits in town. Codes ... Trouble codes: P0131 (Oxygen O2 Sensor Circuit Low Voltage Bank 1 Sensor 1), P0137 (Oxygen O2 Sensor Low Voltage Bank1 Sensor2), P0151 (Oxygen O2 Sensor Low Voltage Bank2 Sensor1), P0157 (Oxygen O2 Sensor Circuit Low Voltage Bank 2 Sensor 2), P0463 (Fuel Level Sensor Circuit High Input), P0327 (Knock Sensor Circuit Low Input Bank 1)
2000 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L Brake "rattle" VIN: 2CNBJ13C5Y
It had 3 Master Cylinders replaced before I saw it along with some real butcher work on the brake system. I found no brake warning light application though it does indeed function with the E-Brake and fluid sensor. I pulled all 4 wheels and found the L/F calip...
2005 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Z71 5.3L Instrument lamps VIN: 3GNFK16Z65
This short is being extremely difficult to locate. It's very intermittent. We can't seem to duplicate the short here. We have wiggled wire harnesses, went on many road tests but nothing. I've even drove it over the weekend, hoping it would short, but no luck. ...
2003 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L Cluster Lights VIN: 1C3EL56T73
Dash light will not shut off. All other switch control lights operate fine. #12 Org wire has ground with light switch off and power when on. Using a diode light it turns orange instead of green or red. Cut orange wire on harness side because terminal was to ha...
2002 Dodge Durango SLT Plus 4.7L temp guage VIN: 1B4HS58N22
This Chrysler is hurting this old Ford tech. It has a very intermittent overheating issue, in fact, I've never had it overheat for me. The truck was fine for almost 2 years after the head gasket repair, and now it's done it again. I block tested it, pressure t...
2006 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7MX46C46
I have a no start condition on this dodge another shop had worked on it and came with the conclusion pcm was bad after they replaced injectors, lift pump, crank sensor (per customer i did find old injection pump, injector rail, original computer, salvage yard ...
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP62W5V
Customer states that the vehicle will start at times and will die once in gear (forward and rev.)then will not restart. Sometimes vehicle will start but runs rough. Check engine light on with p0320 code. Vehicle was towed in and currently has a crank/ no start... Trouble codes: P0320 (Erratic ignition)
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L speedometer VIN: 1FMZU34E1W
Speedometer works intermittently. Usually, the ABS sensor in the differential is the culprit, but I disconnected it at the sensor, and the speedo still works. There is also a sensor on the t-case rear output below the yoke. I disconnected the whole transfer ca...
2000 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE35L9Y
Cusomer brought vehicle in with rodent damage to the vacuum lines to the HVAC system and part of the heater plenium box had been chewed to the point outside air was coming throught the firewall. The wires going to the knock sensor had been chewed. A young tech... Trouble codes: P0174 (Lean), P0171 (Lean)
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L abs VIN: 1FMYU04162
I have a 2002 Ford Escape with ABS code C1095 Hydraulic Pump Motor Circuit Failure-customer states that light came on as she left dealer after the most current recall to install an auxiliary fuse box-she returned right away and after a diagnosis they told her ...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Compression VIN: 1FTSW31P04
Hello all, i need to know what compression i should see in this 6.0l. So far i,ve only gotten 320psi max out of three cylinders so far. It seems low to me. Also has a dtc # p006a=map or mass correlation. Truck runs poorly when cold but starts fairly well. It r...
2004 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Timing chains VIN: 1FTRF12W74
Iím about to replace the timing chains and related components including the cam sprockets on this 4.6L engine. The factory manual says to first remove the camshaft roller followers, I assume to prevent the valves from hitting the pistons while doing the job. I...
2006 Ford Five Hundred Limited 3.0L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP28146
Greetings Ford Techs. This 500 first came in about a week ago for a low power/check engine complaint. The problem wasn't present when the car arrived but service code P0191: Fuel pressure sensor range/performance, was present. We road tested the vehicle and fo... Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel pressure range/performanc), P0171 (Lean exhaust B1S1), P1774
2006 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, VIN: 1FMCU02Z96
This vehicle was towed in over the weekend. Customer requested to have the serpentine belt replaced due to the failure of the belt. Upon attempting to drive the vehicle into the shop we found that the engine runs very poorly. There is zero response to trottle ...
2007 Ford Focus SES 2.0L Long-Crank Time VIN: 1FAFP34N47
This is a very well maintained Focus. Intermittently it has an extended cranking time, maybe 2-5 seconds. It has never not started. The only absolute I can tell you, since it has been hard to duplicate the symptoms, is that the fuel pump came on and pressurize...
2007 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 6.0L pushrod VIN: 1FDAW56P57
Our problem is the truck only made about 1000 miles then broke the new pushrod. Ford has no answer except that if the cylinder head, lifter, pushrod and rocker assembly is replaced this should not happen. Any real Ford diesel techs out there please give us an ...
2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.2L Mechanical VIN: 1FT7X2B63B
Vehicle has had two problems which I am looking for answers for. Came in with a CEL and code P0390 and P0394 for Cam Sensor Bank 2, replaced cam sensor and sent it on his way. Two weeks later it is 6qts low on oil and Bank 2 timing chain jumped one tooth and b...
2012 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.7L speed limiter VIN: 1FD7X3FTXC
Hi everione! By the low in EU all trucks with GVWR over 3500kg must have speed limiter set max 90km/h(55mph). On current truck the speed limiter is set by the manuf.to 75mph. Is there any way I can adjust top speed to 55mph.
2002 GMC Sonoma SLS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GTDT13W82
This truck has been by us now 3 times and is driving me bonkers. Every time it comes in it is a no start but it starts every time I try it. Customer states that it starts and dies muliple times with no security lite and no codes. If it sits long enough will re...
2007 Honda Civic Si 2.0L Windshild washers VIN: 2HGFG21537
This isn't a huge problem but is annoying. The W/S washer fluid will be sucked out of the jets at freeway speeds. The fluid will splatter on the windshield. I find no listing of a check valve in any of the places I have checked including a call to the local de...
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L abs VIN: JNRDR09X71
abs light on have scan with snapon scaner found codes 8F control unit 17, 8D control unit 15, 8C control unit 14, have road tested for wheel sensors all working fine. ohm tested all sensors all seem to test fine any ifo would be great thanks larry's
2008 Infiniti FX35 3.5L Electronic VIN: JNRAS08WX8
I need to know is there is a relay at the ipdm that controls the a/c or waht could it be doing this system to fail. Any help is welcome.
1992 Jaguar XJS 5.3L sometimes no inj. pulse VIN: SAJNW4847N
I thought I was out of this car last year when replacing both crank position and engine speed sensors seemed to solve the "cranks but won't start-- sometimes" problem. Several days after owner picked up vehicle the same problem came back. I recommended she tak...
1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: SAJHX1748S
The customer did some head work on this car, and had to remove ign distributor on the timing cover. I know it is not really a dist, no cap, rotor, or wires, but it does house an ign sender. We now need to set it up correctly and I cannot find any information. ...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48S61
Good evening, i have a 2001 jeep grand cherokee here with all cylinder misfires, and running hot, we first saw this vehicle for a misfire code on #3 cylinder with engine light on. We replaced the coil pack due to a crack and replaced plugs, a month later it ca... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0305
2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 2.8L Engine VIN: 1J4GL485X6
The vehicle originally came into our shop with a complaint of lack of power and burning oil. We found that the turbo charger had grenaded. We put a new turbocharger on the vehicle and started it up. The engine "ran away" going up to ??? rpm's even after shutti...
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L Stall VIN: 1LNLM97V4T
New customer to us, Had to have tow truck bring to us as customer said it wouldn't start. Next day we went out and started fine but after it is warmed up a little the engine shuts off as soon as you pull it into drive. Park, neutral and reverse, no problem. Ju...
2005 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Misfire VIN: 5LMFU28595
to all ford pros out there. got this lincoln navigator that has codes p0340 & p0344. vehicle jerks at times as per customer, but didn't duplicate. was wondering where to start. is this as simple as replacing both cam sensors. has anyone come across this before... Trouble codes: P0340, P0344
2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVHP82B74
Car came in for problem on acceleration and cruising between 30-50 mph when it bucks and feels like it is misfiring.At time no codes and didnt get to happen.Well check over spark plugs are okay but suspect coil.Tried mode 6 but can not get any data for that an... Trouble codes: P1487
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 3.5L compressor signal VIN: WDBWK56F75
Hi everyone, I have a 05 MB SLK350 a/c inop. I have no PWM signal on wire out of front SAM to compressor. I can hook up a signal generator to the compressor wire and the compressor works fine. Checked the control head operation and everything is working, mode ...
2006 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic 5.0L will not shift into park intermint VIN: WDBUF83JX6
Customer states that 2 days ago vehicle would not go into park, had to use e-brake to keep from rolling. Then it did it again today twice. When vehicle is in park it will start even if it is not mechanically engauged. Has anyone seen this before?
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MELM75W0V
Vehicle came in with lean codes. Replaced maf sensor and air filter due to trash on maf. Vehicle came back about fifty miles later with same codes plus maf intermittent code. Element on maf was dirty again. Cleaned, reset kam and test drive. Ok. Also smoked in... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0174 (Lean bank 25), P1100 (Maf ckt intermittent)
1993 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Drive-axles VIN: JN8HD17Y0P
Just throwing out a simple question to satisfy a customer. This Pathfinder keeps tearing the outer CV boot on the passenger (right hand) side. We have installed a new axle and they have had this done multiple times at other repair facilities. There is nothing ...
2002 Nissan Frontier 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6DD26S32
Hi to all, This car run's great, but will not set the egr readiness code, ckd. the vacuum to the valve etc all good , good idle , no other codes . Any idea's ?? Thank's G.T. Trouble codes: P0402
2003 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3NL52F13
Thanks for all of your help. The car was brought in with pore idle and lack of power but cruises fine has low vacuum but no leaks found with smoke has misses on all cylinders o2 is reading in the 800-900 range and fuel trim is @ 0 to low - range . Thanks again... Trouble codes: 300 (Missfire)
1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NE55M3S
Vehicle came in with a comlaint of chugging when accelerating, throttle pedal sticks, and high rpm. During test drive vehicle drove normally and no check engine light on. Drove the next day and vehicle had all of customers symtoms: chugging, very poor run, var... Trouble codes: 13, 21 (Oxygen sensor tps), 36, 41 (24x signal est line), 44, 45 (Lean rich), 74, 75 (A/c pressure egr), 85 (Prom error), 98 (Invalid pcm program)
2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 3.3L abs VIN: JTEEW41A18
Code C1256 accumulator pressure low. active in ABS VSC module. I am unfimaliar with how the system works. Looking for a little help.
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Antifreeze VIN: WVWRH63B41
Can drive this car all day, temp stays @ 190, fans work correctly,yet when stopping and shutting car off, will push coolant out overflow,also tried new cap,same results, does any one know of another bleeding procedure or some issue with resivior tanks??
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBK21C91
This one has repeatedly reset P0171. Several small vacuum leaks have been repaired and there are no driveability issues. However scanning the freeze frame for this last occurence of the code shows all values maxed out, RPM 10,200 VSS 255 kmH, etc. Has anyone e... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean condition)
2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L electric VIN: 3VWDC21V12
Hi guys i thing im going to need help on this one 2002 vw cabrio convertible customer came to us and she said convertible top is not working we dont know some one work on this before or ??!! check all the fuses they are fine i have power on my #3 swich and hyd...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L a/c system VIN: 3VWST71K96
VW Tech's... This A/C has ate my lunch!!! O.K Last year I replaced compressor, drier, expansion valve (all factory VW parts). Car comes in this year, poor cooling that is worse at higher ambient temps (95 plus). Scaned with MODIS & euro software, no codes. Car...
2006 Volvo S80 2.5T 2.5L Unknown VIN: YV1TS59266
This car has been back three times and the air conditioning blows 45*F at the ducts for us every time. the customer however will feel it blow warm intermittently. sometimes it will be for a few minutes and other times it will be for two hours. We have it here ...

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2001 BMW M5 5.0L No Start VIN: WBSDE93441
Status: Vehicle still not fixed. We are slowly working on it. Reply's to the problem were Crank Position Sensor and flywheel positioning. We made sure that the crank position sensor was the correct distance from the flywheel, the wiring was not damaged ... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank Position sensor).
1996 Dodge Viper 8.0L Traped Air VIN: 1B3BR65E1T
Good Morning IATN. I would like to thank everyone for the replys. Everyone seemed to have the same idea. I was skeptical to use a vacuum bleeder in fear of messing up the headgaskets. We've all heard them horror storys. but with everyone saying that was t...
1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L Starting VIN: 1B3HD46TXT
Well after all I checked out on this thing, the only thing that made sense was that something was different in the engine wiring harness. So I ended up putting the wiring harness from the old engine on the new engine this morning and she fired right up.. I pla...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.8L power rear hatch VIN: 2D4GP44L53
Thank you all for the posts about this rear hatch. Since my place of business does not have a DRB III to diagnos we had to send the vehicle elsewhere.
2003 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L Drain VIN: 4B3AG42G83
Thank you fellows, i have fixed this car...It's apparantly a common problem with lots of Chrysler products not just this one... I found the drain to be clean, but what happens is, that it trickles back down the drain tube and into the cabin...I removed the car...
2005 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1FDAF56P55
I'M CLOSING THIS REQUEST DUE TO CUSTOMER DELAY.EVEN THOUGH THE FUEL PRESSURE IS AT 50PSI.I CHECK THE VOLUME DID LOOK ENOUGH. REMOVE FUEL FILTER FROM TOP LOOKED CLEAN .REMOVE FUEL FILTER AT THE PUMP CLOGGED WITH CODDING FROM THE TANK. ANOTHER FORD FAILURE.I BEL... Trouble codes: P0263 (1 cly contribustion), P0269 (3 cly contri), P0275 (5 cly contri), P0281 (7 cly contri), P2291 (Icp low engine cranking), P0500 (Vehicle speed signal).
2003 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2L air bags VIN: 1GKDS13S33
I originally suggested he replace air bags with springs- gave prices etc. Customer called back to say vehicle was not sagging, must of fixed it. I waited- sure enough- he decided to do conversion. Thanks to all who responded, sorry it took so long to reply, bu...
2007 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6L Timing Chain VIN: 1GKER23767
Thanks for all the replies, we have this all fixed and its as quiet as a mouse. Once we got inside we noticed that this has been done once before so second time now in 74,000 km. I think these 3.6 engines are here to replace the 3.1 intake gasket jobs. From wh...
1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L a/c VIN: 1HGCE182XS
The blend door on this car was closing properly, and everything else seems to be working like it should. We just had to ship this one and mark it down as good as it will ever be. It will consistantly give a 30 degree drop over ambient temperature which I know ...
2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Noise VIN: 5FNRL38645
Had the service advisor order a factory condensor, Installed and charged ac it is super quiet now, Looked at the other condensor and, outside and structurally look the same but took care of the noise. thanks everone.
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L instrument cluster VIN: SAJHX124XT
2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L timing cover VIN: JM1BK32324
Thanks for all the input on this vehicle. I ended up taking the head off and found out it had the wrong head for the block. The head was missing the oil feed in the corner of the head so no oil was going to the vvt. Finally found a cylinder head that matched t...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Cuts out VIN: WDBHA22E7R
all great replies thx. is broken baffle in tank, customer is gonna trade in car. thanks again
2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GTS 3.0L rattle VIN: 4A3AE75H75
The tensioner I got the second time around was defective. I went back with the first tensioner I had from napa. I went back and tightened the belt by the book and it no longer makes any noises. Stll sometimes the belt will lose tension as the cam rolls, One gu...
2004 Suzuki Forenza S 2.0L Ssps VIN: KL5JD52Z74
I've sent the vehicle to the dealer I'll tryto update this post after I get the bill Thanks to all who replied
1998 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L No Start, Surge, Stall VIN: JT3HT05J0W
OK, this one is embarassing but in the interest of science I'll proceed. The car had come in with the TPS out of adjustment after the customer had worked on it himself and a bad idle motor. It was also in limp mode for throttle failure, meaning that you could ... Trouble codes: P1128 (Throttle motor lock malfunction).
2009 Toyota Tundra 5.7L drone VIN: 5TFKV52119
Hi everyone.We have installed the original exhaust and all is well.Big thanks to those who helped,very much appreciated.Keith.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Compressor Turns Off VIN: WVWSP61J52
Well all I can say is its a Volkswagon. Checked the blower resistor and found it bad. replaced the resistor and everything works great. Not sure WHY the resistor would shut off the compressor only on high but it works now. Thanks to all that took the time to r...
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: YV1LW5588W
Found short in wiring below intake where the harness is enclosed running to the right side ECM area. Thanks to all that responded. I could tell by the posts that I was dealing with truly experienced Volvo techs.
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