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2004 BMW 530i 3.0L All VIN: WBANA73584
Vehicle came to our shop with these two codes. It was stuck in "limp home mode," both were hard faults. I suspected an internal fault in the control module. I called tech support at Auto Logic. They confirmed this, tho could not give me a good description of t...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Hesitation, Cuts out
Hello all ford techs out there. federal emissions chasis cab. This truck came in 2 weeks ago and wouldn't idle or at least not very well, had absolutely no power what so ever. I plugged in with my soulus ultra and looked what was going on. The maf was way off ...
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2008 Infiniti G35 Sport 3.5L Key VIN: JNKBV61E98
Car runs and starts perfectly, but every time I shift into either drive or reverse, the key light on dash comes on. It does not come on in either pro or neutral. Getting codes b2108, b2110, and b2604. All wiring between bcm and tcm checks ok. Leaning towards t...
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2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Unknown VIN: 1J4GL58K52
Hello Thanks for your help in advance! This Jeep has came to us from another shop. It had a bad transmission and they replaced it with a used unit. It had a code po760-shift solenoid c malcunction, and a code 43. We diagnosed a no power problem to the shift s...
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2001 Lexus GS300 3.0L Unknown
I'm posting this for a fellow shop owner who is having trouble with this Lexus. His mechanic did a complete timing belt/water pump/cam & crank seals job on this straight 6 Lexus. After putting it all back together, it won't start. It will sort of start and run...
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2001 Lincoln Continental 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNHM97V51
Customer brought car in saying at times when they crank it it cranks normaly, but does not even try to fire up (start). They try it multiple times and it finely starts right up and is ok for a week or two. Scan for codes finds no codes KOEO. Checked in Pats ar... Trouble codes: U1147 (SCP Data Fault Vehicle Security), U1043 (SCP Data Fault), U1027 (SCP Data Fault engine RPM), U1059 (SCP Data Fault Trans/AX/ PRND), U1051 (SCP Data Fault Brake System)
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2004 Subaru Forester X 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SG63644
This is my wife's car. I'm used to seeing 99% of O2 heater codes have burned (open) heaters. This one has a resistance of around 2.7 ohms- only requirement in Shopkey's diagnostic is to be less than 5 ohms. It's getting good voltage (no drop) but I don't know ... Trouble codes: P0030 (Oxygen sensor heater B1S1)
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L suspension VIN: 3VWSC29M0Y
when turning to the right you get a vibration like a bad ly loose outer tie rod and a thumping noise on the floor boards , we replaced both cv axles which where bad and a bad trans mount but nothing changed we also changed the tires with no help at all ,, its ...
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1989 Volvo 740 GL 2.3L timing belt VIN: YV1FA8844K
need timing belt alignment procedure or schematic, timing belt broke crank gear broke key way ready to go back but need timing belt alignment set up hope u can help thanks
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2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L idel VIN: 2G1WH52K84
A debt of gratitude to all the input on this vehicle, the problem was MAF sensor, Sorry I was so confusing on all sensor info, I have been deathly ill with temp 102.5 all week trying to get over bronchitis pneumonia and flu, and still trying to get a vechical ...
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2004 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.3L False ABS activation under 10 mph VIN: 1GBFH15T94
Thanks to everyone that replied. Got lots of useful information and several good tips. I am going to call this a fix. Everything is good except for the very slow speed ABS false activation. I still think flashing the EBCM will fix this, but I did not have the ...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Alignment
Yes to all members thank you, the fix was the steering damper!
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2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L ring/pinion VIN: 1FMRU1662Y
Thanks to all for the replies! Well based on what you are all saying we are going to get a used unit and be done with it. Really appreciate all the great replies!
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2001 Hyundai Trajet 2.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on
Thanks for all the useful info, Alexander from Russia was correct with the information that he had shared with me, pertaining to the fuel pressure test procedure, as it turned out, the pump was suffering with a low pressure problem. Found out that the vehicle ... Trouble codes: P1181 (Fuel Pressure Monitoring.), P0340 (Cam Position Sensor Monitoring).
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2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG45C42
The car took a while to get back to us.Now it had 2 more codes,1 for an o2 sensor and the other for bank 1 rich.Thinking it got to be the purge valve.Had to check it some 10 times with a vacuum pump,smoke machine,it finally stuck open.Replaced the purge valve... Trouble codes: P0441, P0442, P0112.
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1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Blower fans VIN: SAJNA5840K
I am calling the vehicle fixed based upon its spontaneous recovery of the fan functions. It had 2 problems: only 1 fan was working, and that fan was always on, key-on or key-off, when the car came in. As I stated in the update, while I was diagnosing the fault...
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2001 Jeep Wrangler SE 4.0L Spark VIN: 1J4FA49S21
I've been on vacation. I will try the several recommendations and let you all know. Hank you all for the assistance.
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2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L air suspension VIN: WP1AB29P94
Thanks for the replys guys; This car was sent to a another shop that works with us, since our scantool don't have the capability for commanding the suspension. They were able to raise it up, and also we noticed that the front bags are leaking and need replace...
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2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWAJ31K77
After severals hours of work on this car, we suggested to replace the throttle body because the problem was very intermittent. The owner decline our suggestion because the only part available was a brand new (no used part available in my area on Christmas holi... Trouble codes: P1388 (Control module malfunction-dbw throttle monitoring).
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1991 Volvo 940 T 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: YV1JA8747M
Although most of the ideas I received were things I had already tried, I did check for a plugged exhaust and found no restriction. The car is not fixed. The customer is in no hurry since it is a 3rd vehicle and is hardly ever used, so we have as much time as w...
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2004 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L Lock up convertor VIN: YV1RS59V04
HI there and thanks for the help on this one. I have not gotten it back in to try anything but the consensus is broad based. Most said to try flushing with Volvo fluid and update the programming. Also it was mentioned that valve body problems with these tra...
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