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2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Interior VIN: 5UXFA53553
Customer states remote/lock/unlock does not work check and found key does not operate lock and unlock either at door tumbler, feels like free spinning turning to left and right of tumbler at driver's side. Dome light does not work either when doors are open, L...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNCS13W1T
Good Morning , This S-10 blazer will run good once warm, all day long. Let it sit for a day or more,it start's rough, idle's rough ,drive it, loss of power,give it alot of throttle and it clears up. It will stutter on accel. until warm then run's good. The cu... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random mis-fire)
1999 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L engine VIN: 1G1ND52T2X
Owner of vehicle said car stalled out and started acting funny after vehicle was re-started. It threw codes that prompted customer to replace TPS, crankshaft position sensor and fuel pressure regulator. He also installed new plugs and upstream oxygen sensor an...
2000 Chevrolet C3500 5.7L Hesitation VIN: 1GCGC34R0Y
This vehicle has plenty of trouble codes. It does have a terrible driveability problem. When it is started up it will idle very high and finally idling down. When it is started and takes off it will bog down and pop back through the throttle body until you rea... Trouble codes: P0101, P0122 (Tps), P0404 (Egr), P1122 (Tps)
2003 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L rear air ride VIN: 1GNDV03E73
Thanks for the help. the air pump runs and pumps up the shocks but the auto air ride dont work. I belive it to be the air hight sensor but am not sure how to test it. Can any one help
2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on
The truck came into the shop with a rod knocking I never was able to drive the truck before the repairs were done .I rebuilt the motor install a new crank # 5 piston and rod when cleaning the motor i found the cam phaser stuck and the solinode filled full of m...
2000 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.8L evap VIN: 1C54G076DY
this car came in with a po1495 code found that the pcm was not turning on the ldp so i replaced the computer and ldp and now when i force the monitor to run with the snap on verdict i am comming up with a code po442 i smoked the system and did not see any leak... Trouble codes: P0442
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L abs VIN: 1B7KF2361X
hello guys well cant get much info on this code 53. on vacation and all of a sudden abs and brake lamp on. found code 53. wife freaking out.all i have is my little hand head scanner.abs will not activate will lock rear wheels on hard brakeing..thanks in advanc...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Unknown VIN: 1FTNX20S91
This truck revs between 3k and 4k before shifting out of 1st gear, hard to tell if its missing 2nd and going straight to 3rd, I can manually shift it through all gears. One thing I noticed is the PCM tells it to shift into second at about 20mph, but the tran...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L lift gate ajar switch/CSM module VIN: 1FMZU63E12
well this one has me stumped. vehicle came in with the door ajar light staying on and customer stated that the interior lights would "flicker" intermittently while driving. vehicle had code P1603 CSM EProm failure, in the csm module. my testing concluded that ...
2005 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L Valve seals VIN: 2HKYF181X5
I'd like to try to replace the valve seals without removing the cylinder heads. I've removed the rocker arm/shaft assembly. Before I resort to fabricating a tool, I was wondering if another member has done this job and has a recommendation for an "on the car" ...
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KNDUP13162
vehicle idles great. No dtc. After driving for more than at least 20-30 minutes (in town or interstate) the vehicle losses power under acceleration. Parked it stalls after about 1/2 throttle. Have already replaced and tested mass air. Found the gear on the idl...
2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBTK56F78
The only questionable reading that I see on my scanner is that the coolant temperature looks a little low to me. I take a long time to go from cold to 180 degrees. When it is at 180 whick to me is low the upstream o'2 sensors are about .6 volts and do not rise... Trouble codes: P0746 (Right bank fuel mix out of range mixture), P2092 (right bank too rich at idle), P0750 (Self adapt for left bank out of range), P0096
2001 Nissan Frontier SC 3.3L Pcm VIN: 1N6MD27T31
2006 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0L abs VIN: JTEBU14R16
car had 2 codes c1223 and c1246 1223 just means fault in abs system and the c1246 code is (fault in master cylinder pressure sensor) the master cylinder also has the abs computer mounted to it so this being a fix for a used car dealer they decided to reaplace ...
2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L emission VIN: YV1SZ58D12
Help/ code P2400,,, thanks
2006 Volvo C70 T5 2.5L Drive axle VIN: YV1MC68236
Hello fellow techs, I have this Volvo that we initially replaced a right side drive axle due to a broken inner CV boot on the passenger side.The boot was torn in a clean circle right at the small clamp.The remanufactured axle was installed and the tech said he...

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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WAUED24B3Y
Again thank you all for the replies all your info was very helpful, thank you mark for the time you spent to give me your info also and you were correct there is no power relay only term #30 power. it did end up being the ecu when i pulled the old one out i sa... Trouble codes: P1557, P1602.
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD WT 6.6L oil VIN: 1GCHK33608
Thanks again to all those how took the time to answer. Some suggested injectors but I agree with Matthew that this problem does not occur anymore in the new duramax. Customer took the truck and we will have to decide on the high pressure fuel pump. Thanks Bara...
2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck SLT 5.9L engine vibration VIN: 3D7MX48C86
Thanks Jeremy, Dave, Gilbert, Andy, Gerald, and Steve. Like I said in my post, I don't work on deisels that often, I had no idea my modis scanner had injector kill function. Each cyl. was hitting evenly, I felt a little better pulling the trans. and transfer c...
2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.6L battery VIN: 1FMEU51847
Thanks paul & Andy...The drain stays at 170ma for 30 minutes & then drops away to 10ma..Recharged battery & loaded tested..Battery only recovered to 12.2 volts...Replaced battery & all is ok..
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L steering VIN: 4JGBB75E66
Thanks for all the replies. sorry for the delay just got the power steering pump in from mercedes. replaced the power steering pump and all is fine. replaced 2 wss on front and rear wheel and so far those codes havent returned. the pump had been replaced befor...
2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G2NF52E63
I appreciate all the responses. Before I posted the request I assumed a valve train(top end) problem. I talked with the customer and advised him that I needed to do some "teardown". His response was that he would get into that himself. He told me that he wante... Trouble codes: P0300 (Engine Misfire detected).
1997 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Converter Lockup VIN: JT3HN87R5V
Thanks iATN for your replies, I bought a can of MAF cleaner when I went to get my gasket and tune up parts. Cleaned the MAF in the parking lot and drove home, It didnt really do anything noteable. Got home and did the plugs, wires, coil boots. That was the fix...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Mechanical
Thanks guys, the car is fixed. The subframe did not need to come out. I was a little confused over Alldata's torque specs for the injection pump sprocket however. It said 24 Newton meters. That's less than 20 foot pounds. I did not have the stretch bolts. I ti...
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