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1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L clutch pedal hardware VIN: 4USCJ3321V
I am looking for some of the clutch pedal parts including linkage clips, securing pin bracket, locking pin, and locking pin clip. I can fax a parts diagram if needed. I can get all of the parts from BMW, but everything comes in boxes of either 25 or 50, which ...
2001 Buick Century Limited 3.1L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2G4WY55J51
this car idles bad and when you try to accelerate it back fires pops and falls flat, the cat converter was completly melted down. i checked data with snap on scanner all seemed ok except st and lt were in neg at idle maf was at 13 grms per sec which i thought ... Trouble codes: P1374, P0420
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L starting VIN: 3G5DB03E12
this vehicle has been in several times for this issue. when i get it it does not give me any problems, until now. fuel pressure is on the money, has spark. only thing that hasnt been checked is injector pulse due to when i get ready to take the plenium off it ...
2004 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Instrument panel VIN: 2G4WS52J14
Driving along and all dash warning lamps come on, vehicle still runs and drives. We have not been able to duplicate the problem. Also client mentioned some type of a "beeping" noise, but not the horn We have not been able to find any issues, so we are looking...
2007 Cadillac Escalade EXT 6.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GYFK62847
truck came in for engine light for p0300 had original plugs and wires on it change them with ac delco parts. also needed a evap vent solenoid. drove it and it came up with po172, p0175. the guy is a "mechanic" so he might of cleared the codes. the ST FT are -5... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
1991 Chevrolet S10 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCCS14A6M
Thanks to all in advance. I have a 91 s10 p/u 2.5L. It runs horrible. Came in for misfire and loss of power. we changed the origional spark plus and wires and made a slight difference for a few weeks. Now the vehicle feels like if u barely touch the accel peda...
2002 Dodge Stratus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4B3AG42HX2
have no signal vac from t-body.vac port is before t-plate.port is not restricted.before removing t-body,while custumer always waits,has anyone run in to this before. there is zero vac from this port at any load or speed. thanks for your time. Greg Trouble codes: P0401
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.7L interior, cargo, and fog lamps VIN: 1D7HA18D33
This vehicle has no fog lights, interior dome lights (instrument cluster/dash lights OK), and no cargo light (brake light portion OK). Instrument cluster sets error messages for short/open at cargo and dome lights, but nothing for fog lamps. Ran chrysler diagn...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Safety VIN: 3D7KU28C13
I had to remove the dash from this truck for ac work and now that I have it all back together the air bag and brake warning lights are on. Both of them are telling my scanner that there is no communication with their modules. I don't know if these are separate...
1986 Ford F-350 XL 6.9L No Start VIN: 2FTJW3513G
We have a no start problem all the time. We replaced all the glow plugs because they all tested bad all 8 were open and 2 were melted at the tip and were a pain to get out.we also have power going to all the glow plugs. Still no start. We have 7 psi of fuel at...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP5659Y
This is a tough one. I hope there are some ford techs that have come across this before. I had a 2000 ford taurus towed in today for a no start. I was told that it had been misfiring lately and after sitting for the weekend would not start. The customer assume... Trouble codes: P0302, P0306
2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Abs, Airbag, And Generic Module VIN: 1FTZR15X2Y
Upon checking for ABS codes, found that there was no communication with the module and realized that there was also no communication with the generic module or airbag module. Checked power and ground to all modules with no problem found. Checked continuity of ...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cel VIN: 3FTNX20F6Y
Customer brought vehicle in with check eng light, ABS light and flashing overdrive off light. Scanned for codes with Ford IDS and had codes for shorted abs check light and P0500 for VSS. REplaced VSS in transmission and rear end. Code still returned. Checked d...
2005 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDXF46P65
Hello, I'm working on this 2005 ford F-450 diesle. I don't work on alot of trucks this sieze so be easy on me. The truck was brought to me with and intermitant no start/no crank when I got the truck to act up I noticed the wrench light was lght on the dash. I ...
2010 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Ipc VIN: 1FTEX1EW2A
This truck came in with all the ipc warning lights on and the gauges were all over the place. I had no communication with ids scanner. Then problem corrected itself and could not duplicate the problem again. Had customer drive vehicle for a week and then the p...
1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Cuts out
having a hard time with this oldie has a intermitet lack of power completly like a no fuel presure ,like a cat pluged,like a fuel filter plug but already replace and same thing realy iam lost if somebody can help me please we even try with other pcm and nothin...
1996 Honda Civic DX 1.6L friction disc VIN: 2HGEJ6342T
Although this one owner car has only 114,000 miles on the original factory installed clutch, the clutch slipped badly despite being adjusted as far as possible. However after replacing the entire clutch with Exedy kit 08022 (clutch disk, pressure plate, throw-...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGES25791
Help me Honda guys. I have this Civic that came in with MIL light on, rattle, and running poorly. Found codes P1361 AND P1362 for top dead center sensor noise/no signal. Replaced cylinder head with reman unit and installed new cam sensor per Honda TSB 01-083 f... Trouble codes: P0401 (Egr insufficient flow detected)
1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKCA21A3X
Hello and thanks in advance. I was working on this I30 for unrelated repairs and noticed that it had an intermittent no-crank condition (according to customer this had not happened before). Had my assistant turning the key while I tried "tap test" on starter, ...
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Blower fans VIN: SAJNA5840K
The is an early car with an HVAC control. I have very little experience with this system and don't know what might keep the blowers on with the key off and out of the car. Is this a problem with only one or two likely places to look for the failure? My concern...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L abs light VIN: 1J4FF48S4Y
i have a 2000 jeep cherokee , it came in with a dead battery after sitting. recharged battery and it tested good, shut the car off with the key out of the ignition and the abs and brake light on dash stay on dimly. i pull the abs light relay and it goes off. p...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J8GW48S74
hi all hoping for some direction im not familiar with jeeps to much, im used to working on imports. problem is jeep is running rough like bad coils at idle and while driving. customer said he cleared codes himself and engine ran good but now is running bad aga... Trouble codes: P0601
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7L front and rear diff. circuit low VIN: 1J8HR68256
Hey guys have a grand cherokee that is giving me a headache. Service 4wd light is on and codes are c1417 and c141d front and rear diff. circuits low. have went through the diagnosing tree on mitchell and everything checked out only thing left is final drive co...
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4HR58276
Vehicle came in with customer supplied O2 sensor. Installed and cutomer turned off light with personal scanner. Code P2096 returned and vehicle came back with a factory O2 sensor to install. Scanner data for B1S2 O2 sensor pid is very similar before and after ... Trouble codes: P2096
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJB72331
Vehicle will not start.Has fire,inj pulse,good compression,engine is in time,pulled covers to look. Keeps drowning spark plugs in fuel.Only way to get it to run is disable fuel pump.Found ECT sensor bad and replaced,no help there.New ECT matches ambient temp i...
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L abs VIN: JTJHF10U61
Not sure if this is ABS or transmission related. Intermittently, taking off from stop, acts like ABS goes active or feels like transmission is "holding vehicle back??", condition goes away quickly and may not occur again till next road test. Originally came in...
2006 Lexus IS250 2.5L right front headlight VIN: JTHCK262X6
I have a 2006 Lexus IS250 AWD with auto leveling headlights, It was hit in the right front corner and it has pulled all the wires out the the electrical connector for the headlight (I believe the connector # is b12) on the engine side of the harness. Alldata h...
2003 Maserati Spyder Cambiocorsa 4.2L Outer Tail lights on VIN: ZAMBC38A23
Customer brought car in and the outer tail lights are on all the time. It is as if the brake lights are on all the time but the 3rd (center) brake light only comes on when you hit the brake pedal. Both outer lights will stay on, with high intensity, even if th...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L draw VIN: WDBEA32EXS
Have been searching for the draw on this for a while. I've been through all the diagrams on alldata, but wondering if I'm missing a diagram. Vehicle has a 600ma draw. Pulled all fuses, still on. Traced it to circuit that goes to a small junction on passenger s...
2002 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L airbag VIN: WDBFA68F82
S.R.S. lamp on-scan code ID:6 front pass seat belt side squib circuit. cannot find any info on what airbag or seat sensor/seatbelt this may be, from what i have read it maybe a poor connection - but anyhelp if its side air bag or seat belt buckle, seat senror,...
2007 Mercedes-Benz R320 CDI 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGCB22E07
P0401 was recorded and cleared 2 weeks ago. At that time we used the scan tool to operate the EGR valve and the engine stumbled but did not die. Vehicle is back with the same code and this time we removed the EGR valve and check the valve and passages. It was ... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR Insufficient Flow)
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L pcv tube VIN: WMWRE33463
I had a 03 mini cooper s come into the shop the other day with a broken pcv tube at the end where it goes into the supercharger. someone has tried to remove the connector into the super with out success. My question is how do you remove the broken end of the t...
2003 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Hesitation, overheat VIN: 1N4BL11E43
Hey, this car originally came in for an overheating issue, found thermostat to be stuck closed, replaced it, everything ok, couple weeks later came back for overheating at hwy speeds only, put a new water pump in after noticing minimal coolant flow from hose g...
2001 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L Mechanical VIN: 3G7DB03E61
i have this all wheel drive here need passenger side front axle .i have very hard time getting the proper one the old one has female spline on the inner cv joint ,all the new one my supplier has long male any one has this problem before .the dealer i...
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Clutch VIN: WP0AB29961
Customer brought in car and clutch does not seem to work. You can start car in neutral, but gears will grind if you press the clutch and try to put in any gear. You can start the car in first or reverse(the car will jump a little as if the clutch is partially ...
2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L air suspension VIN: WP1AB29P94
Need help Porsche techs out there;This Cayenne air suspension is stuck with the front end lower resting on bump stops; it will not level or move with the red indicator on the dash "warning air suspension". The only code showing up on the level control module i...
2008 Saturn Vue XE 2.4L No Start VIN: 3GSCL33P68
This one was towed in for no start. First checked fuel pressure & then for codes. 65 psi & no codes. Checked spark, ok so checked injector pulse, theres the problem. There is 12 volts to all injectors but no ground. Scanner shows crank & cam signal, also shows...
1999 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L crank no start VIN: 4T1BF18B4X
No Security indicator light. no Theft deterrent ECU where it is suppost to be
2010 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4L Air Bags VIN: 4T1BB3EK7A
Air bag light is on with code B1000.Also Hybrid module have code :P3107/214 ( no comm with airbag control module )& code P3108/535(no comm with Air condition module). Air condition module/compressor replaced with a used part after accident. Diagnose vehicle pe...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L turn signals, wipers, horn VIN: 3VWRF71K95
customer came in and said that the turn signals, wipers, and horn all went out at the same time. we also noticed that the high beams do not work along with the rear defroster. the customer said the car had been sitting for awhile and when he went out to start ...
2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Oil Pressure VIN: YV1TS94D21
Vehicle losing oil pressure after engine is hot. Vehicle has 90psi on start up then drops to zero. Have replaced oil pan orings, pan and pick up.
2005 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L Accessories VIN: YV1RS59215
Hey all who reads.. on this volvo S60 2.5T does the siern control moldule have to be programmed when it's replaced.. i'm looking in to a problem with the alarm system going off for no reason and the lights will flash like the alarm system panic button has been...
2005 Volvo XC90 V8 4.4L steering VIN: YV1CZ85205
After replacing the engine found that there was no power steering assist at low engine speeds. Attempted to bleed system due to air in the oil and noise coming from pump. Let the vehicle sit overnight and when started in the am had assist for a few minutes the...

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2004 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L think turbo VIN: WA1YD64B74
Checked Shaft Play On Turbos Too Much Needs Turbos Thanks All!
1994 BMW 318i 1.8L Air bag VIN: ABMCA98010
Thank You to all that replied. some good info. However client has declined for us to spend any more time on this issue. Bruce
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L No Start VIN: WBAGF6327S
car is fixed. so after ordering a new key from bmw the engine would crank but not start. then i found a missing fuse to the fuel pump in the front ebox area.still no start. checked connections to the dme and dme relay. no problems there. ordered a new dme rela...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Heater VIN: WBAAV33451
Thanks to all who replied. I removed the semi clogged pipe under the intake manifold and replaced it along with finding a leaking Vanos oil line that added to the bottom line out the door.
2003 Buick Century Custom 3.1L fuel and temperature lights VIN: 2G4WS52J43
This vehicle has not returned yet but we will replace the cluster according to tlech recommendations on defective cluster problems on these cars. Tech posts were as follows, "If your cluster was oe, and still warranty you should defect it out" "Was this probl...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L no 3rd or 4th gear VIN: 1GNDT13W5T
Thank you to all that replied, excellant information and knowlege out there. Justin from Michigan and Kirt from Florida directed me to the correct location of the concern they were right on with the capsule being faulty. Pulled the valve body back off and trie...
1999 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Fuel Pressure VIN: 2G1FP22GXX
The fuel pressure is now a steady 65lbs. It seems that before the current owner someone "fixed" the car. They removed the tee assembly before the fuel filter (now discontinued) and ran the vapor line to the return line that is why Bradford, I was pulling hair ...
2000 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L Unknown VIN: 1GCGK29R0Y
This vehicle was hard to diagnose because it belonged to a park dist and kept coming and going.After already changing the rear drums and shoe I was able get truck and go on road test.This truck would shake on brake apply but no pulsating on pedal at all so I p...
2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L tcm VIN: 1GNDT13S28
Well this one is fixed. I ended up getting lucky on monday morning it acted up and I had no communication with the ecm on my tec 2 . I looked at the computer data line wire diagram and found ecm runs threw tcm to data link connector started to wiggle wires to ...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 3.9L Stall VIN: 2B7HB11X61
I feel that this truck has other issues because the range of other assorted complaints is too diverse-ie: hesitates sometimes, seems to be getting less fuel economy, doesn't start up quick enough like it used to, etc... These complaints are all backed up with ...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTYR10C3X
thanks for all the info on this truck truck did have some sort of valve problem cleaned top end with gm top engine cleaner overnight to clean valves ran engine cleaner in oil to help clean lifters and crankcase refilled with new oil problem is subsiding added ...
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L MIL Lamp on, P1336 but runs fine VIN: 1FTYR14V92
Well, thanks to the wonderful technicians at IATN taking time to share their experience, we did solve this problem. Turned out that the synchronizer was installed correctly all along, and had nothing wrong with the replacement one. I had read some confusing ... Trouble codes: 1336 (CKP/CMP Signal).
2011 GMC Sierra 3500 HD WT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1GD312CG1B
OK - so got this fixed. Thanks for all those that replied except the one from New Mexico - If you want to tell me I'm dumb that's fine most times I will agree but at least provide a solution also. Any way it was the fuse box itself. The power circuit on the in...
2011 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5L SRS system VIN: 5FNYF4H53B
Hello: Most techs were right on the money with replacement of the SRS control module absolutely necessary after any deployment. Fun to get out as it is behind the center console and is accessible by removing the two lower plastic panels on either side of the c...
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: SAJNV4844K
I did not have a chance to finish this vehicle as customer got impatient. Waiting for him settle down and bring car back
2005 Kia Spectra SX 2.0L Safety VIN: KNAFE16175
this one must have been poor connections, the code was for the side air bag in the seat and after moving harness to inspect and unplugging and plugging the connectors the code was gone and hasnt come back. the snapon scanner solus pro will clear codes for air...
2010 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WD3PE7CC9A
I have to close this due to time. Thanks to all that helped. We suspect the problem is with the high pressure pump, Waiting for insurance company to OK replacement. As there is an open claim on this vehicle Trouble codes: 11BD0, 11C00, 130F0.
2007 Mercury Mariner Premier 3.0L Misfire VIN: 4M2CU871X7
thanks for the help guys. i kept checking and wound up with the noid light stuck on had full ground and power. as i kept checking i found a wire had rubbed threw on rear valve cover were harness comes out from under intake. repaired wire and all is good now.
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L compressor oil VIN: JN1CA31A8Y
Thank-you to everyone who replied quickly, we decided to go with what Thomas, Tom, and Bill said and put in PAG 100 and all is well. Normally I would go with OE, as what Timothy and Long said, but when I contacted the Nissan dealership here in Albert lea, the ...
2002 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L engine lopes VIN: 1G2JB52F12
My apologies for not getting back sooner but the customer STILL has not brought the vehicle back to me yet, and will not until after the X-Mas, New Year holiday's. I believe the problem to be the PCM and after the holiday's I will get my chance to finish it. A... Trouble codes: P0507.
2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L fuel gauge VIN: WP1AB29P74
Thank you for the help, i found fulty cluster that cause this problem.
2008 Subaru Outback 2.5i L.L. Bean Edition 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 4S4BP62C38
ok so vehicle was under warranty emissions wise so sent to dealer, main thing i wanted was input on possible causes for high nox, here in Colorado they lowered the nox limits and we are seeing more nox failures than ever, i assume the ecm reprogram will open u...
2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7L Draw VIN: JTEBT17R14
Thanks for all the responses this vehicle is fixed. We found that the 144mA draw would drop to around 25mA after about 1 1/2 hours. We found the battery was actually borderline and when removed to be replaced the reserve capacity of the installed battery was r...
2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L dash and dome lights VIN: 4T1BE30K14
thanks to all of you who replied. the proble was with the reostat. someone had installed a jumper to access power off of the illumination fuse and shorted the reostat , at irst look all seemed ok . the fuse checked out and had power at the green wire in the r...
2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L instrument cluster VIN: YV1SZ58D52
thank you all for your help once again, replaced the instrument cluster and problem is fixed. some of the post said to pull the instrument cluster and twist or squeez the cluster to see if it would turn on and off i did that and was able to get it to act up......
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