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1999 Bentley Azure Mulliner 6.7L Air Bag light VIN: SCBZK14E4X
Hello All, I have this Bentley in the shop with an SRS light on, and I was wondering if anyone knows what scanner would read this data. The owner of the car would buy a scanner, if I knew which one worked on said car and system. Anyone been there done that wou...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Airbag VIN: WBAAM3338X
1999 323i E46. Came in for airbag light on.found faults listed. both fault frequencies are set at 49. tried to clear but unsuccessful.tried to recode but get same faults. order new module from dealer. coded. now has faults for all the airbags in car including ...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCEK14T3X
i have a 99 silverado with a 5.3 this truck came in not wanting to idle. especially cold. and has a bad hesitation and cuts out when the gas is full throttled . we replaced the maf sensor with a gm sensor. came back 2 weeks later and now same thing checked fue... Trouble codes: P0102
2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDX03EXY
I am having trouble with this Venture van with a 3.4liter v-6. I have worked on many of these engines and have replaced head gaskets, intake gaskets, rebuilt them with no problems. However, this one is troublesome. Initial problem was spiking coolant temperat... Trouble codes: P0131 (Bank 1 sensor 1. The O2 oxygen sensors voltage remained low for longer than 2 minutes.), P0137 (Babk 1 sensor 2. The O2 oxygen sensors voltage remained low for longer than 2 minutes.), P0300 (Random or multiple misfire)
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 North Face 5.3L Vacuum Booster VIN: 3GNEK13T63
The message center in dash display"service brake booster".vacuum to booster is good,the booster passes the pump pedal start engine pedal drops test.with the hose off of the booster i can hear assist pump working,but there is a delay of 2 sec.,pedal will drop.s...
2004 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L ABS Module VIN: 1GCGG25V34
Sorry in advance, this is going to long but I want to be as thorough as possible. Complaint: ABS lamp on and intermittent instrument cluster operation. Here is what I have found and done so far. ABS history codes C0035 and C0040. No current codes. Codes will n...
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L No Start, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FYJW36F5V
Hello Ford techs, this truck was towed in, no start. Found a code for cam sensor and got it started with staring fluid. But ran very poorly, miss and buck when driving and sometimes die and not restart. So then we found fuel in oil, so resealed injectors, they...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU18W5W
This vehicle is driving me nuts!after finding the very common problem of the cracked pcv hose on the rear of the intake,and replacing the hose and tightening up a couple of other connections,this expedition still is setting the lean codes.i have smoke tested i... Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean bank 1), P0174 (System lean bank 2)
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L starter engagement
Left key in the on position overnight and killed the battery.Tried to jump start and now we get a no crank condition.All accessories work at this time.There is a beeping noise and a warning on the dash now that says drive to workshop without changing gears.
2007 Scion tC 2.4L CD Player VIN: JTKDE16737
Error code 1 upon CD insertion. Tried numerous CDs and same code. No function with error code. Has OE receiver which is a Pioneer. Any suggestions or run ins on this problem is greatly appreciated. Thanks!!
2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Misfire VIN: JTDBF30K72
This is my sister's vehicle and it has driven me absolutely crazy. She said it suddenly ran bad, check engine, vsc and trac off set at the same time. I scanned vehicle had codes p0300 p0301 p0303 p0305 p0306 p0172 p0174 p0330 p1300 p1305 p1315 p1325. Vehicle ... Trouble codes: P0301, P0303, P0300, P0305

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2004 Audi S4 Avant 4.2L No Start VIN: WAUPL68E94
After ecu replacement the car now has a check engine light, and communication with scanner, car is sent to audi for imobilizer programming. Thanks for all the help! Trouble codes: 01314 (Instrument panel code for ecm no communication), 01304 (Instument panel code for radio no communication/ has aftermarket radio), 18258 (Abs code for powertrain data bus missing from ecm).
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L MIL Lamp on
I was waiting for customer to let me know what the dealer did to repair vehicle but have not gotten a reply. I would like to thank every one for the information they sent me . Dave from Indiana did send me a flow chart that had a step to replace ECM where shop... Trouble codes: P1516.
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Cooling, Overflow bottle VIN: 3C4FY4BB01
Thanks for all the help. We put a new radiator in the vehicle, gave it back to the customer. So far-so good, hasn't boiled over or anything. The level in the overflow bottle level hasnt changed in five days of hard driving. We did inform the customer that th...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 4x4 VIN: 1FTNW21F12
Thank you for you're responses.This truck showed no typical GEM symptoms, i posted this request to avoid throwing a cluster at it because thats where alldata trouble tree left me at, so i certainly would not through a GEM at it. typically when i see GEM failur...
2006 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 3FAHP07166
Well this one is down the road. Thanks for all the help, but the problem ended up being corrupted information in the original computer. The new computer had to be programed with "as Built" information. I had to send the vehicle to the dealer to have this done.... Trouble codes: P0351 (Ignition Coil), P0352 (Ignition Coil), P0353 (Ignition Coil), P0354 (Ignition Coil), P0355 (Ignition Coil), P0356 (Ignition Coil).
2007 Ford Edge SE 3.5L temperature control VIN: 2FMDK46C87
After taking the advise from the post, we flushed the engine and heater core. when finished we could get some heat from the heater on the driver side but still not great. It lasted about one day and back to no heat. We found out ford extended the warranty on t...
2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited 4.6L Tcm VIN: 1FMEU53807
This vehicle faults cold for about one minute. I have noticed the TR sensor doesn't read for this period. I have one last ditch effort to repair this before replacing the TCM. Metal partials can stick to the mechatronic assy and cause electrical mayham so I wi...
1986 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, runs pig rich VIN: SAJAY1345G
Thanks to all your help, you guys were spot on. The return solenoids were blocked off from corrosion (water in fuel tanks), I will be replacing all three solenoids as everyone advised after dealing with the water intrusion issue. I installed a straight tube i...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4G248S2Y
New alternator had shorted out the PCM. Repaired shorted fusible link but damage to PCM already done. Replaced alternator and PCM problem is fixed. Trouble codes: P1389 (no ASD relay output voltage).
2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4.0L No Start VIN: SALTL15482
Hi and thanks for all the tips, it came down to a problem with the engine ECU. Found a place that could repair and tell what they found, plus program it. So all should be good when we get it back. Thay say it may be a while , that these hard time consuming to ...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L Heater vents VIN: 4A3AC54HX1
Thank you all...I did manually flush the heater core doing both directions and being diligent in my method...I pulled hoses off at the air filter housing location, which made it easier...The heat came back after a flush, although not perfect, the customer was ...
2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4.0L coolant reservoir
Thanks for the advice, the problem is the other shop installed the Cap that came with an aftermarket Radiator. Installed an OEM Flat Cap on the Radiator, haven't heard from the customer for a week, so I assumed it is fixed.
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