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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Acceleration VIN: WBAGH83411
This vehicle has a severe vibration on take off and continuing thru accel. If hard enough sounds like something is hitting the under side of vehicle. Trans codes w/ Auto Enginuity are 22 & 70. Can't seem to find the definitions for these. Have BMW service info...
2005 BMW 330Ci 3.0L headlights VIN: WBABW53405
This vehicle was brought to me with no right headlamp and a left headlamp blinking like a strobe light. It started after the car was wrecked and the left headlamp assy was replace. Right lamp was fine but left one was inop. After two BMW dealers couldnt fix it...
2003 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Electronic VIN: 3G5DA03E23
Car has codes c0040, c0035, p0758, p0751 I know that two are anti lock codes and the others are for shift solenoids. My question is are they related or can one cause the other to have a problem. I drove it and it does have some shift issues but the brakes seem...
1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L rear suspension VIN: 1G6CD53B1P
This car has rear air and electronic struts. He has a broken strut. I am having a hard time finding the electronic struts, but have lots of air struts available. What are the possibilities of installing only the air struts? What problems could I have? My dea...
2006 Cadillac STS 3.6L traction control VIN: 1G6DW67706
To all valued techs This car when cruising on the beltway as you give more gas will out of the blue turn on the traction message in the instrument display and will NOT accelerate and you can feel the TC activating ,if you let of throttle and then reapply it wi...
1999 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L ABS Pump Motor VIN: 1G1YY32G2X
This Corvette will intermittently set a code C1243 (BPMV Pump Motor Stalled). It is equipped with Traction Control (JL4 option). It was in previously with the same condition. Found one archived IATN case for a stuck motor, and by turning the motor on and off i...
2003 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L ac fuse burnt VIN: 1GCDM19X43
Hey to to all. The problem I have I can not find a short in the ac circuit. the ten amp fuse is burned. I try removing the two ac relays & all the wire connectors at the ac control panel. and I still have the two green and black wires that go to the ac compres...
2005 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.5L Rear back up sensor buzzer INOP VIN: 1GNDV23L95
I am trying to test the rear back up sonar system because the buzzer is not working. The lights that warn you of a close object are working but the buzzer is not. I am suspect of the buzzer but I can't find any info in ALLDATA to tell me where it is located. ...
2008 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2A8HR44H38
Vehicle repeatedly sets code p0339 and p1128. Also cuts out and misfires intermittently. It will act up while power braking in the stall. Starts and idles fine. Problem goes away if the alternator is unplugged. We have replaced the cam and crank sensors with c... Trouble codes: P0339 (Cranksahft sensor signal intermittent), P1128 (Bank 1 closed loop not achived)
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HS28N1Y
Reringed new bearings crank kit mew plugs installed. Now is hard to start and will not idle, had p1391 code inatally, replaced crank sensor code gone, but am still getting the primary coil codes from #1 thru # 8, all coils are ohming out, asd relay is checking... Trouble codes: P0351, P0352, P0353, P0354, P0355, P0356
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJW35F9S
Hello to all, I have a bay queen here that needs to go home and need your help. This truck was towed in a a crank no start. Found code 344, CMP, and the fuel pump in the intake valley leaking. Replaced both and still no start. It will crank, try to start and s... Trouble codes: P0344
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L engine VIN: 1FMZU32X7X
Vehicle has a P0171 stored. LT bank 1 is +25, bank 2 is+10. ST on bank one ranges from -3 to +3 then the engine starts to stumble and ST goes to +20 area for a couple minutes, then returns to +-3, then back to +20. Does this dance every couple minutes. Bank 2 ...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L low power VIN: 1FTNF21P73
Truck came in as very low power complaint. test drove with ids-saw that icp would only go up to 650psi when 2500 was commanded when I tried to accelerate. This truck used to belong to a tire store so it has a add on compressor over the rt valve cover. I pulled...
2004 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L 4th gear VIN: 1FMRU15W64
the original complaint was trans slipped going into third. replaced trans found out after that the truck had a 4r70w dealer sent and i installed a 4r75w trans i have no fault codes 1-2 and 2-3 shifts fine and normally scan tool shows command for 4th but no rpm...
2006 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L brake booster VIN: 1FAFP34NX6
This car will slowly start to apply the brakes after driving for a while. The brake lights are not on when this happens. The pedal gets hard and the brakes start to drag. I can let it idle for about an hour and then the wheels won't turn. They don't lock up bu...
2006 Ford Expedition King Ranch 5.4L 4R75W 4x4 Trans VIN: 1FMFU18566
Hi Guys, This one has me stumped. Vehicle came in with a 4R75W 4x4 trans with high mileage and no forward gear. Reverse worked fine. Trans fluid was burnt. Trans was removed for overhaul and forward clutches were burnt to a crisp. Trans was completely overhau...
2008 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Elec Fan Clutch VIN: 1FTPW12V38
Check power to clutch ok scanner says fan not pressed whatever that means very little info in mitchell on demand i dont want to throw a replacement fan clutch before we diagnose please help dave [...]
1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Emissions VIN: JHMCB7658N
@ 15mph (CO2)13.6% (O2)0.0% (hc)(81ppm) max is Meas (78ppm) CO is (0.74%) max and Meas (1.69%) NO max is (554ppm) meas 121ppm @25mph (co2%) 13.5 (o2)0.0 (hc)(91ppm)max meas (133ppm)(co%)0.62 meas 1.88 (no ppm) 511 max Meas 264 Pleas help
2008 Infiniti FX35 3.5L fuel tank VIN: JNRAS08WX8
Hey guys, I'm looking for some suggestions on this infinity. This car is hard to fill with fuel. I put about 3 gallons in & it cut off about every gallon so it will take gas it is just a little hard to get it in. No codes are present. I have not done any tests...
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L key sticks in ignition
Hello, I have this 2008 grand cherokee coming in tomorrow because the customer states that sometimes when he shuts the car off the key FOB will not come out of the ignition lock. It has the plastic key with the transponder. He brought it in last week and asked...
2006 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L AC Compressor VIN: KNDJC733X6
Need some help with this KIA Sorento that came in this morning with a no AC complaint. The compressor does not engage. Hooked up the AC guages and there is freon in the system. When you turn on the AC on the dash the proper lights come on and the scan tool ind...
1998 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Hesitation VIN: JM1BC141XW
Got this Mazda Protege 1.5 that bogs on moderate to heavy acceleration.Will take gas if you ease down on it. Ecm, fuel pump, pressure regulator, plugs and wires replaced. Timing cover pulled and marks on the money. Fuel rail pulled and injector spray pattern g...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Roll Bar VIN: WDBEA66E0S
Hey guys, I need some help with this one. I just need to locate the fuse holder for the roll bar/ soft top compressor circuit. I've checked everywhere and all the available information that I have through Mitchel and Alldata, but cannot locate it. Please help!...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Airmatic VIN: WDBNG70J52
We replaced the RR strut 2 months ago because it had a leak at the air bag. Everything was good until recently when it started going down on all four corners within hours. I checked for leaks at the top of the front struts and I get a few small bubbles at the ...
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L alternator VIN: WMWRC33433
We have a good battery Battery light is on. I checked the voltage at the B+ on the alternator and we have no charging voltage. We tried a new alternator and it didnt help. This alternatos has two wires that plug to it, the black yellow that goes to the batt in...
2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L 6-5shift & Reverse engaugement VIN: WMWRE33506
Hi, I have this 06 MINI Cooper S that has a transmission shifting issue. This issue only happens when the transmission is hot, when cold it shifts fine. The issue is when hot and shifting into reverse, the engagement is hard/double thumps. Also the downshift i...
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L rack VIN: 1G2WP52K9W
This is a college kids car and his mom dropped it off to me. He had the right rotor completely gone and caliper piston was out of caliper. I took her home in it and drove 20 mph and touched the brakes and the car just steered right by itself. It wasnt the brak...
1999 Saturn SL2 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G8ZK5273X
this comes to me from another shop with po336 crank sensor performance code and terrible idle, wont run over 2k rpm and just cuts out and sputters, initial check found connector at ckp butt spliced several times, started out replacing with new delco pigtail an... Trouble codes: P0336 (cam position sensor performance)
2003 Saturn Vue 2.2L Pcm VIN: 5GZCZ23DX3
Hi guys I got this Saturn here that is giving me some trouble today. What I have going on is when you go to start the car it will start and stall but every now and then it will stay running and run fine. I did notice that the security light will flash 3 times ...
2008 Scion xB 2.4L convertor clutch VIN: JTLKE50E78
Morning everyone, This vehicle came to me this morning with a surge complaint between 20 and 35 mph. After driving, the torque convertor floats in and out with any steady road speed at the previously mentioned speeds. There are no codes and all noted scan data...
2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca Limited 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 4S4WX82C66
If you drive this vehicle on the highway etc temp gauge stays normal if you stop in traffic it starts to climb, almost to red , no difference if a/c is on or not, if you start driving the temps come down and stay at middle, in shop when it 's running warm, bot...
1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Stalls lighting VIN: JNXBR12E7W
Greetings all. I am back once again with a story from the files of bizarre. I really don't know where to begin looking on this car so I am hoping someone else has run into something similar. Looking in the fix database I found some answers but not really the s...
2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L battery VIN: 5TDBT44A21
Customer stated that when she locks her car with the remote, the sidemarker and taillight stay on with key off ignition. Her vehicle would not start on the next day. I try to duplicated the problem and it was doing that for a few try. I turn the parking light ...
1995 Volkswagen EuroVan Camper 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1VWAE0704S
This vehicle is an oddball. When started cold and only cold... It will stall when placed into gear. Idle drops and it stalls right out. If the gas pedal is feathered it will run but stumble. Once it dies and is restarted, it will run with no problems until it... Trouble codes: 00560 (EGR signal short to ground short to power)
2004 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS92DX4
Vehicle came in wil CEL on. Scanned and found lean codes stored. Tested MAF and it had intermittant drops. Replaced MAF. Customer came back 250 miles later with CEL on again and the same codes stored. Smoke tested intake, exhaust and pcv system. No leaks found... Trouble codes: P2177 (System too lean off idle bank 1), P2179 (System too lean off idle bank 2)

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1995 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GNGK26F8S
First, thanks for all the great replies, I'm sure they will be helpful in the future for me and others. You are going to kill me. After learning the injection pump may suction fuel, I decided to seperate the line out of the lift pump to confirm it is pumping...
1999 Chevrolet C3500 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GBJC34R5X
First off I wanna thank everyone who has responded. After going back to the basics we pulled the distributor and found that the gear worn and an ear broken so we replaced the whole assembly with a new cap and rotor and went ahead and threw new plugs and wire o... Trouble codes: P0151, P0335.
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L ignition? VIN: 1GNCS13W4X
As usually, you guys (and gals) know your stuff. A new cap and rotor fixed it. Runs great now!
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L noise VIN: 3G1JC52F63
Customer doesn't want to go further nore does the boss, Car runs well so just noise issue at this time, think if I tried other pressure regulators might find one that will keep things quite...Only other thing I can remember was original module had sock/pick up...
2010 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L buss system VIN: 1GNUKJE36A
I regret to inform everyone that the problem on the Suburban is yet to be found/ fixed. My boss has been driving this vehicle every day 80 miles round trip and it has yet to act up. I believe that there is an intermittant electrical problem with one of the co...
1998 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Stall VIN: JC3EL5SH3W
First of all, thank you men for taking the time to respond. It was greatfully appreciated. However before I could get the vehicle fixed they needed the vehicle and I have not heard back from them. After replacing the fuel pump module and filter, it ran the sam... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P0306.
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Dream 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3C8FY68B92
Thank You everyone for your comments and recomendations most of you said cam timing and that is what is was, vehicle starts right up and runs like a new car. Alldata had the best repair information. Thank You again everyone, great site very helpful. Tim Trouble codes: P0300.
2008 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Touring 3.8L Transmission VIN: 2A8HR54P88
Didn't get alot of input on this one basically I'm thinking because of the added problem of the van being a repairable and taking the brunt of the damage to the area that controls the transmission operation. As mentioned we had to replace the valve body pan be...
1991 Dodge W350 5.9L Injection Pump VIN: 1B7KM36CXM
I was not able to locate the location of the timing hole in the cam gear by turning the engine over by hand so I brought the keyway of the inection pump drive to the top position. I needed to send the pump to a pump shop to be resealed and they locked in into ...
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Abs VIN: 3B7KF26Z0Y
Hi guys, Thanks for all the input. I had talked with the customer and ran some of the thuoghts of the input from you guys. Hw felt that with the rough shape this pick up it in that he would pass on anyrepairs. It's kid of sad that they want it fixed on till...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 3.9L rear brakes VIN: 2B7HB11X61
Lots of good advice checked and noticed backing plate was not seating the forward shoe tried living and quiet for a day now noisy again. I am going to try dealer hardware and shoes and drums thanks for the help
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck ST 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7LU38C04
Hello Everyone, I would like to thank all the awesome people that took the time to reply to my post. I recieved 7 replys and some indicated that altho my code was for a cam sensor quite often the crank sensor is really at fault. After checking wiring with ohm ... Trouble codes: P0341 (Camshaft Sensor Signal Fault/Lost).
1999 Ford F800 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3FENF80Z0X
Even tho there were no codes, it turned out to be the Turbo Boost Sensor. It is located on the intake manifold between 5 and 6 cylinders, behind the fuel filter assembly. Thanks for everyones time and suggestions.
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L trans range VIN: 1FAFP55SXY
bulkhead connector had bad connection. I recieved several replies related to this problem.
2008 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW12VX8
Thanks The Owner Needed The Truck Last Week And Has Not Returned Yet. Have Wiring Diagrams And Connector Pinouts If He Returns.Will Post Test Results And Fix When Owner Returns Dave Trouble codes: P0053.
1971 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL (Car) 3.5L No Start VIN: 1070431200
Thank you everyone for your help. Ended up rotating a switch on the side of the ECM and all of at once all came to life. Not 100% sure what the switch does or if its related to a poor connection at the computer its self. Either way i have noid now and am very ...
1983 Nissan 280ZX Turbo 2.8L compressor VIN: JN1CZ06S7D
hi all, thank for the replies.customer did not want to go into dash for expasion valve issue. they said they spent way to much on it already, did not want us to do any further work on it just taking it home to park it, oh well! thanks again for your replies....
1986 Nissan D21 SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Starts, no idle VIN: JN6HD15H2G
I have spent about a month trying to figure this one out. I finally looked into a possible computer problem and low and behold I found that there was so much garbage under the passenger seat that the computer wires had corroded and one of them was completely r...
2000 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L window VIN: JN8AR07Y0Y
2008 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5L Differential VIN: 4T1BK46K18
Thanks for your help. Plan is to flush trans and replace with OEM toyota fluid, then replace the RH drive axle. Problem is not bad enough yet to justify replacing trans or TC. Thanks for your help, friends and sorry about closing before repair, but I didn't...
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