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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L power loss VIN: WBABK8326T
This vehicle when driving will accelerate normally till about 2000-2500 rpm the it falls on its face and totally loses power. When this happens a little triangle with and exclamation point starts to blink.The customers says that the triangle light has been on ...
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GCHK29152
2002 chevy silverado 2500 with a duramax. Won't start when cold. When i say cold i mean coolant temp and outside temp of 20 degrees f or less. It has an aftermarket electric fuel pump back by the tank which feeds the injection pump 6 psi with the key on and cr...
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2006 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 5.3L air suspension VIN: 1GNEC13Z96
Thanks for all replies. I need some help from someone who knows these gm truck air ride suspensions pretty well because i might not understand exactly how this system works. This tahoe came in with the owner saying that the battery was dead overnight several...
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2008 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Touring 3.8L No Start VIN: 2A8HR54P08
This is the first time i have asked for help here so i hope someone out there has an answer.thanks in advance. Van came in with complaint of feeling like misfire.test drive confirmed a quick hicup once in a great while like loosing crank signal.when i played a... Trouble codes: P1128 (Closed loop fueling not achieved bank 1), P0300 (Random misfire), P0339 (Intermittant crank sensor)
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2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 5.9L Convertor VIN: 1B7HC13Z5Y
Weird issue with this truck guys... I need some feedback and advice. The customer came into the shop and told us how he has an intermittent vibration around 40 mph only when he is barely on the gas. Not really accelerating or decelerating but just keeping aro...
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2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WD0BD64456
While driving loss of power and cuts out. Will restart next key cycle. Cleared code and it does repeat. Checked power and grounds all ok. The truck runs great till it faults. Hot engine at cruise in the city feels like it runs out of fuel hesitates and slowly ... Trouble codes: P0201
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDSF34F52
Stalls hot or cold at idle when blowing the horn or activating the washer pump for the wipers. Checked/cleaned all grounds and ran multiple new grounds. Battery negative to battery negative, battery to body, body to washer pump- right front headlight/park/turn...
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2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU03185
Hard misfire #5 have move coils around,ohm wires to PCM,pulled valve cover looked at cams,valve springs ect.,check for vacuum leaks,run compression test. I'm thinking internal vacuum leak ,have smoked ,no leaks found .well maintained ,engine clean inside. Trouble codes: P0174 (Lean bank2), P0305 (Misfire cylinder 5), P0316 (Misfire first 1000 rpms)
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2009 Ford Flex SE 3.5L Brake pedal VIN: 2FMDK51C29
I have a 2009 Ford Flex with a strange brake problem. The customer brought this vehicle in because of a spongy brake pedal. He says that it only has been this way for about 3 months. He has owned the vehicle since it was new. We were able to duplicate the conc...
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2002 Honda Accord SE 2.3L Trans VIN: 1HGCG56702
HI honda tech i have 02 accord 2.3 l coming with bad trans (burning clutch,alot metal chip when drain fluid,replace with rebuid trans it come with code p0758,replace shift solenoid B & C & line pressure solenoid test drive it come to code p1753 replace tcc sol...
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2005 Hyundai Accent GLS 1.6L Hesitation VIN: KMHCG45CX5
This vehicle will only start on it's own when hot. The car will also smoke when attempting a cold start like it is being flooded, but it needs help from some carb cleaner to start. After the car is running it idles normally but has a heavy hesitation when the ...
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2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3L MIL Lamp on
Got this hyundai in the shop throwing a p0016 Crankshaft Position-Camshaft Position Correlation Bank 1. code sets after 2 or 3 key cycles. my first attempt to fix this was replacing the bank 1 oil control valve. and light still poped back on. this engine(3.3L)... Trouble codes: P0016
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2008 Mercedes-Benz S550 4Matic 5.5L Vibration At Idle At A Stop In Gear VIN: WDDNG86XX8
Hello, I have a 2008 S550 4Matic (221.186) with 94500 miles. I have a vibration at idle when at a complete stop in either drive or reverse. I changed both engine mounts (Corteco OEM 221 240 08 17) and the trans mount I purchased from the dealer. After removing...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JN1CA31A5Y
The car starts and runs good for about 20 to 30 seconds then it starts to surge at idle, after it warms up the car runs fine. replaced crank sensors on both sides of the engine but no change. it does not set any codes. We moved and replaced the ground cable be...
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2005 Nissan 350Z Grand Touring 3.5L poor acceleration VIN: JN1AZ36A95
Problem: Vehicle throttle operation appears to be limited to 20% Vehicle was involved in a fresh water flood where the engine was hydrolocked. Vehicle sat for 2 years in customer's garage and finally he decided to get it fixed. During restoration process rep...
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2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L transmission VIN: YS3DF58K52
car is in limp mode i was curious if there is anyway to get it out of limp mode without a tech 2 i wont have access till monday car runs great just seems to be in 4th gear at all times
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2008 Smart Fortwo Pure 1.0L Shifting VIN: WMEEJ31X28
Starts but no gears any help i will apreciate
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2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start VIN: JT28N22K51
Thank you all in advance for any help with this bundle of joy. This vehicle is a CNG fueled car. I have a fuel cut solenoid failure on the high pressure regulator and was getting 20psi at the fuel rail with the cut solenoid in place. Now I get 110psi with the ...
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1985 Chevrolet K10 Silverado 5.7L coil VIN: 1GCEK14H0F
Thanks for all the awesome help guys! People with old school experience are worth their weight in gold... Here's an update on the fix to this Chevy. I applied all the good information to this project and upon further testing I noticed that the distributor shaf...
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2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6L Oil Pan VIN: 1GNKRGED9B
Well, thanks again to everyone for taking the time to help. As everyone stated, there was no other way to change the oil pan except to remove the engine. Definitely brilliant engineering on GM's part. Once the engine was out, it is completely understandable...
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2005 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Touring 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C4GP54L75
I am going to call this vehicle fixed. It was setting p0304 today about every 10 min. I did a compression test which passed but on a whim I swapped that 4 and 6 plugs(which were new champions). When it set the code again is was now p0306. This plug had spark a... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0304.
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2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Failsafe VIN: 3A8FY58B18
This was a bear to diag but a relatively easy cause in the end. I think we got off track because my original tech diagnosing this had a lot on his plate, got frustated, called ATRA, which sent him down the Rosey path. Normally ATRA is very helpful, this ti...
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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Alt or PCM VIN: 1B4GP44R2V
Well after everyone's inputs I put it all to good use and replaced alternator. Thomas summed it up with some good info that needs to go into the old memory banks. I tested everything but when the resistance changed across the brushes it had to be the problem. ...
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2011 Dodge Challenger SE 3.6L Mechanical
Thanks for everyone's response , the car came in for overheating , the customer drove the car without coolant , because of damaged radiator to the point were the vehicle shut off on him. That is the reason why he could not take it back to the dealer for warran...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L f2-22 VIN: 1FTNX21P93
Hey guys, this is what I came up with. Installed fuses on each leg of f2-22 to isolate circuit and road tested vechicle and imagine that truck would run fine, decided that when installing fuses that harness moved enough that chaffed wire was relocated but this...
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FTRF14524
thanks for all the help. The camshaft timing was the problem, the bank 1 camshaft chain had jumped, the tensioner was in about a dozen pieces! I can't believe more didn't break, the timing chain, tensioners,and the cam phasers have been replaced. runs fine! be...
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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L No Spark VIN: 1HGES16521
Thanks to everyone for all the help. I did run through and test the main pgm-fi relay, the cam position and crank position sensors, all grounds, checked to make sure the ECU was getting proper power and ground . It's when I pinned out the ECU that I saw no pu...
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1999 Infiniti Q45 4.1L entended crank time
Again I want to thank iATN, special thanks to Hank, Tim, Eric, Bill and Dave all of you were correct on this one. The fix for this car was the fuel pressure regulator, main reason I was questioning this system was because we put 3 regulators on it before we go...
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2003 Isuzu Ascender Limited 5.3L Left Side Brake Light & Tail Light VIN: 4NUET16P03
sorry for the long wait everyone. the issue was the replacement light/lense assembly. after testing everything twice...sometimes three times, I tried hooking up the left tail light assy to the right and right to left and the the problem followed the the to the...
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2004 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28A84
inspect wiring at 02 sensor harness found broken wire repair wiring clear code light comes back on for code p0051 [...] bank2 sensor 1 replaced 3 sensor from three different store same problem light on had to replaced sensor from dealer oem vehicle out and ...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Stall VIN: WDBHA23E1V
Most of the responces pointed to the anti-theft system. The customer did not call me to return to where the car is located to repair. From what everyone told me this can only be repaired at a M/B dealership. Thank everyone for their input.
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2000 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L timing VIN: 4N2XN11T3Y
thank you to all who responded. the diagrams i received all showed 5 marks instead of seven. i called the mark at the left zero as most of you suggested. vehicle ran better and nox emissions decreased significantly. apparently i had the timing advanced ten deg...
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2004 Subaru Forester X 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SG63644
New sensor fixed it, simple as that. Under normal, in-shop circumstances, this never would have led to a help request, so I greatly appreciate everyone's input. It being my own car and working in the boonies with nothing more than a simple voltmeter cramped my... Trouble codes: P0030 (Oxygen sensor heater B1S1).
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