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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Misfire VIN: WBAEV33453
Greetings all, First off all thanks to everyone for taking the time to help me figure out this hair puller. First car came in with multiple misfire codes customer stated another garage had just changed the spark plugs. First off I cleared the codes and starte... Trouble codes: P1351 (Misfire cylinder 5 with fuel cutoff)
2004 BMW 645Ci 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEK73414
I replaced Timing cover gasket for leaking when I startedthe engine check engine light came on with codes. Figured I broke the sensor so replaced with a new one same code. Very lttle info on alldata for this code. I checked wires none broke or pinched. Also th... Trouble codes: P0390, 27C0
2004 BMW 325i 2.5L no heat VIN: WBAEV33494
the customer purchased the car about a year ago and has complained of no heat we have removed the waterpump again to check for any problem with none found and removed the heater hoses and check the heater for blocked we flushed water through the heater with ho...
2008 BMW 528xi 3.0L Register VIN: WBANV13578
Can a Solus Pro with 12.2 register a new battery of the same type on a 2008 bmw, and if so were is it and how do you do it? Thanks.
1997 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6L brakes VIN: 1G6ET1291V
Hello everyone, We have a 1997 Caddy Eldorado in for abs problems again. We are getting false ABS application between 20 mph and 10 mph almost every time the brakes are applied. Our shop has replaced the ABS module two times before to correct this problem and ...
1994 Chevrolet G20 Chevy Van 5.7L engine
engine has vibration most noticed at 1100-2300 rpm in park or in gear,driving or not. removed drive belt,still there,unbolted torque converter,still there,repl all eng mts,plugs,egr valve,still there. most noticed in steering wheel but side mirrors vibrate as ...
2001 Chevrolet Tracker LT 2.5L Flexplate VIN: 2CNBJ63491
Veh. has had engine change at other shop, cust. say's engine is same year. Had noise in engine flexplate cracked, not around bolts but in slots below start ring. Could not find new one with dealer or parts store. Cust. found two at salvage yard, were same. Rep...
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L Rev?low VIN: 3GNEK13T22
Had this truck come in with no rev. It would move forward while it was in rev. Pulled it and found forward clutchs was fused. Rebuilt the trans and reinstald into the truck. Now we have rev but it grinds in low/ rev. What did I miss on the overhaul
2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LT 3.5L Sterring VIN: 1G12S52FX5
The car came in for the power sterring issues that these had. Replaced tourqe sensor. Calibrated aligned. The problem is when you take off it has pretty bad tourqe steer. At first we thought the sensor. Started digging deeper and after ALOT of time and headach...
2007 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LT 6.0L Cuts out VIN: 3GNGK26KX7
Thanks in advance to anyone who may have some help. This truck has an intermittent problem. It runs fine and then all of a sudden, without warning, it will start to cut out and lose power. The tach will read 0. It has never stalled. Any time we have it here in... Trouble codes: P0335
2007 Chevrolet Avalanche LTZ 5.3L #4 valve burnt VIN: 3GNFK12347
we have a 2007 avalanche with a #4 exhaust valve burnt with no compression in the cylinder at all valve is stuck we cant see any problem with piston or rings other than pulling the piston out found no damage to cylinder wall either we did find a bulliten on gm...
2008 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCFG15X18
This van is a delivery van , but is fairly well maintained. About a week ago customer phoned,saidvan started ok cold but as the driver was driving he noticed the temp gauge was right on the bottom. When he shut the van off it would not restart, would crank o/k... Trouble codes: P0116, P0300 (Multiple misfire)
2002 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B8GP25322
This vehicle came in with the complaint of hesitation and stumbling. We hooked it up to our Genesys and got the P1391 Code. The customer told us to go ahead and replace both the cam and crank sensors. After replacing both of the sensors and relearning, the van... Trouble codes: P1391
2002 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L Abs Module VIN: 1B7HG38N62
Scan and i got tow codes 82,83 code 82 number of tone ring teeth out of range 83 tire revs per mile out of range clear codes doenot errase still on any info we wiil apreciate jerry from b&b auto
2005 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L MIL Lamp on, lack of power VIN: WD0PD54415
Vehicle came in with this problem of code 2047-001= fuel rail pressure monitor psi hi. Erase code and vehicle runs great until hit hill and demand about 50% or more throttle. Check engine light triggers and then runs in i believe to be limp mode. At idle data ... Trouble codes: 20470, P2047
2005 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L MIL Lamp on
I know this is a strange way to go about it but here goes. I have a mobile service and do a lot of evap testing, especially on Chryslers. I had 2 smoke machines that recently bit the dust. Both were self contained units with there own pump. You opened the lid,...
1997 Ford Probe 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 1ZVLT20A2V
Gentlemen I have this 1997 Ford Probe in the shop that was refered to us from a body shop we work with. The man that bought this had one years ago and found this and had to have it. It smokes on start up so bad it would fill any shop up in minutes. The histor...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14V9Y
Recurring code 1309 for cam sync. Have reset the cam distributor with the proper tool four times, bringing #1 to top dead center on the compression stroke, making sure the piston is at the top with a screw driver, to no avail. Have also replaced the cam sensor... Trouble codes: 1309 (Cam sensor sync)
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWX31P75
Hey yall, i want to start by saying i am new to diesels. i have taken a few classes so i have the basics but when it comes to working on them i am very new. when i get the chance i take a lunge and try my best to fix anything. so bare with me. about a week ago...
2009 Ford E-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FBNE31L59
Vehicle came in as a no start, & found to be flooded. Replaced plugs dried cylinders, changed oil. Found to be running +25 both banks @ idle. Replaced MAF sensor, fuel trims came down to +/-3 @ idle. Test drove to find it running extremely lean & knocking. F... Trouble codes: P0150 (Bank 2 Sensor 1 Circuit Fault), P2196 (O2 Excessive Rich Signal Bank 1 Sensor 1)
2011 Ford Fiesta SEL 1.6L start/stop switch VIN: 3FADP4CJ2B
Called in to program additional key fob. Original key fob was not activating start/stop unless it was held to antenna on the steering column. Added replacement fob, which also only worked when held to column. Tried to clear codes, lost ability to communicate w...
1996 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L No spark VIN: 1GTEK14R3T
Ok we have this truck in here with no spark out of the distubutor... Has had the distubutor,coil,plugs and wires all replaced. It has spark out of the coil its self but once you plug the coil wire into the distubutor i get nothing out of it on any cylinders......
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1HGCG3143X
Hey everyone, so i got a 99 accord that when started (mostly at cold start) the idle will surge and flucuate between 1500-1800 rpm. has stored code p1519 iac valve circut. i put the two together and thought i would have an easy fix. (not the situation) so did ... Trouble codes: P1519 (Iac valve circut)
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNRL18012
car misfires severly at idle, kinda smoothes out at high rpm, MIL flashes, the questions i have is when i unplug igntion coil 6, no change to idle quality, but all 6 coils have on pin 1, 14.0 volts, pin 2 0.0 volts, pin 3 has 4.0 for a split second then drops ... Trouble codes: 1399 (Manufacturer misfire temporary code), 300 (multiple misfire), 301 (cyl 1 misfire), 302 (305 -), 305 (306 -), 306
2006 Kia Rio 1.6L Windows, RH VIN: KNADE12326
RH windows inop, LH windows normal. Circut has one power relay with seperate RH & LH power window fuses. Bat+ present at fuse 32/LH P/WDW-25 amp, fuse 21/RH P/WDW-25a fuse is open from power or ground. By electrical diagrams the IP fuse block is faulty, Provin...
2003 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L Odometer VIN: SALNM22233
While working on this vehicle the odometer changed itself from reading in miles to kilometers. I know when I first brought the vehicle it was reading 93276 when I went to pull it out of shop it reads 150110. I have looked over anything I could have bumped and ...
2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: SALNY12273
Hello Gentlemen, the customer bought this vechical at the right price with the intention of reselling it.But as happens often there is a reason he got it cheap. It has an intermitent problem that is becoming more consistant. Codes Po103 and P1621 return easil... Trouble codes: P0103, P1621
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L transmission VIN: WDNUF56J56
HI, Have a mercedes here that had a used trans and a new valve body installed,had mercedes come out and program. Now you can feel engagement in reverse and drive, but it will not move. No codes stored in ecu,trans. Performed fluid level check per alldata. Cust...
1980 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L High idle VIN: HS13020573
Hi every one thanks in advance.i get very little info on pre 83 vehicles in mitchell on demand,so,idle screw&air bypass screw are turned all the way in,found no vacuum leaks,o2 works good,emissions are good.it came in for timing out of spec 10after-spec is 10b...
2013 Other Asian ODYSSEY 3.5L dOORS VIN: 5FNRL5H45D
Suspect you would have to be a Honda Tech to understand this system. But anyone who can help I thank you. Left sliding door works normal so all interrelated parts are ok. All power is there from fuses and grounds are good. Comparing all sensors door to door. R...
2001 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L starting VIN: 3G7DA03E81
Vehicle ran fine until parked, and after setting for several days, developed a no crank/no start symptom. Owner replaced the listed items. We looked at it, and saw the PK3 on the ignition key. Looking at the MOD schematics, the PK3 (pass key three) kills the s...
2004 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8AJ52F44
Car was towed in customer couldnt keep running. Has obvious misfire, installed know good coils and icm no change. Data shows no pulse signal on injectors 3 and 4. wiring shows good to ecm. Any ideas would be great. Trouble codes: P1599 (Engine stall), P0341 (Cmp signal), P0300 (Random misfire)
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2.5L Fuel Smell VIN: JF1GD70664
The customer has just purchased the vehicle so we dont have any real history on it. 2 problems- 1st is when the engine is idling and not moving the car fills with gas fumes. I have smoked it and cant find any leaks. Looked at all of the fuel lines and dont see...
2002 Suzuki Aerio S 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JS2RA41S02
Vehicle comes in running rough at idle and stalling. Customer states bucking.Has very poor idle but smooths out over 2000rpm. Based on maf reading replaced MAF sensor with no change. I don't have a gas analyzer but reading o2s sensor at sensor with new sensor ...
1997 Toyota Mark II 3.0L ABS Master Cylinder/Pump Unit
Standard brake pad change on this car was performed. Caliper bleeders were opened when pistons were collapsed to prevent fluid back-flow in the system, and no air entered the system. Pedal was depressed several times to extend the caliper pistons once everythi...
2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L no start VIN: JTEHH20V01
No start/no spark, starter cranks fine. Car sets code 2796 no communication with immobilizer. There is no fuse in the fuse box for immobilizer. Took cover off steering column and no transponder amplifier nor is there a provision for one. Customer has been driv...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Ecm VIN: 3VWSB69M41
I have this jetta with a no start, cranks just fine. No check engine light or EPC light key on engine off. No communication with the ECM, other modules have codes for no communication with ECM. Check all power and grounds at the ECM. I have unplugged the other...
1999 Volvo V70 R AWD 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1LV62D2X
This is my personal car and it has an intermittant crank no start . It has no ground trigger to the injectors WITH spark and RPM on the Snap on /Genesis scanners .It will start and run for a second then die at times .Have tried all 3 keys with the same no star...

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2000 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 2.8L No communication with any control unit VIN: WAULH64BXY
Well as far as the communication issue goes, the vehicle has not been repaired, yet. I performed a cylinder leakdown test and all cylinders held between 94-96 out of 100 psi. Installed a new belt kit, water pump and thermostat. Starts and runs just fine, bu...
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L abs inop VIN: WAUEH64B01
most everybody has told me a bad abs unit so i have orderd one and will see if it works
2010 Audi S4 3.0L Front wheels VIN: WAUDGAFL0A
Well, i replaced the front wheel bearing assemblies. I could not duplicate the condition after this repair. The vehilce has been gone for about 2 weeks and we would have heard from this customer if it still did the noise. I not convinced this fixed it. There c...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L unable tounlock VIN: WBAAM3337X
Got a locksmith to do it tryed useing unlock kit had no luck with it in time had to do it shops to busy to spend more than half hour. Locksmith took half a day to do it was worth the 50.00 that i was charged just pass charge to owner along with the lock repair...
2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L No Start VIN: 5UXFB33542
Sorry for the late reply, we were waiting to see if the vehicle came back, and so far so good. What I believe we had was simply a bad connection at the fuel pump relay. I had originally found no power at the fuel pump and had to wait a couple of days for it to...
2004 Chevrolet Tracker 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNBJ13494
Thanks for all the help! In the end it was the timing on right exhaust cam that was the culprit. We ended up aligning it to the silver links on the chain, instead of the marks through all data. Thanks again everyone. Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1).
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.7L windsheild wipers VIN: 3D3KS28DX5
Fix for the truck was simply to replace the wiper motor. I was monitoring this park switch with a Snap On Vantage graphing meter. The new motor's park switch made a direct change from battery voltage to ground while the old motor went to .37 volts for a few ...
2007 Dodge Charger SXT 3.5L Pcv VIN: 2B3KA43G17
Well, there was no actual "fix" that we could come up with, merely a method to control the oil that is getting into the intake plenum to begin with. We cleaned all oil out of plenum and re-installed it. We installed an "oil catch can" system on the PCV hose a...
2001 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FTNE24L31
Thanks for all the support; bought the FRT-10 kit from Snap-On as it was available now and it took more time to remove the right fuel rail and trans. dispstick tube for access to the plug well then it did for the insert repair. On and gone.
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on, Lean exhaust VIN: 1FTPX14536
thank you to all that replied there was some very good ideas of what could be a problem when all was said and done replacing the spark plugs seems to have took care of the problem customer has driven the truck for a week. never would have thought plugs would m... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean bank 1), P0174 (System too lean bank 2).
2008 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Charging VIN: 1F6NF53Y18
Thank you to ALL who replied! I traced the wiring back to the IPC and that checked good. I would like to quote Paul Harvey, "And here's the rest of the story" (which we were not aware). The RV belongs to a rental company who for a reason unknown took a cluster...
2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5L heater blower VIN: 5FNRL38886
we tried another resistor and now it is working normal. thanks the resistor is a relay also and was not shutting fan off. is working correctly now. thanks to all
2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8L Under Dash Fuse Box VIN: JHMFD16796
Change the underdash fusebox and make sure that the product number correspond and will work with it. Moreover, make sure that all the ground wires are properly grounded so that you will not spoil the fuse and ecu
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Throttle
Thanks guys. I have not got back to this but you gave me some great info.
2004 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L engine VIN: 1J4GL48K24
Thanks for the info... It seems that Chrysler/Jeep wasn't too sure where to put all their left over parts, so no the 07 motor wont work in the 04 whithout changing the tone rings etc.. I did find an 04 motor from a wrecked Liberty for a decent price..
2007 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALMF154X7
Thanks Mike and Zach, after roadtesteing vehicle home and back in am the long term adaptions changed dramaticly. The EGr valve fixed this vehicle. Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank one), P0174 (Lean bank two).
2005 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 5LMEU88H45
Found wiring insulation for all eight coil packs, where the harness goes into the coil pack cover on the valve cover, had gotten brittle and shattered, shorting all to each other. Repaired wiring, test drove, and it fell on its face. Had to tow it back to t...
2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Variable valve timing VIN: 1YVFP80D74
Thanks to all of you for your help. After talking to the owner of the dealer that sold the car, I got more information. The customer was in the owner's name a "punk kid" and this guy never speaks poorly of anyone. The customer put 2500 miles on the car in 2 we...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L battery VIN: WDBUF65J73
There is confusion with the battery system in this post. First off, the auxilary battery is a back up system battery ONLY on the 211 chassis (E series)2003-UP and is NOT wired to the starter. this battery will not crank the starter nor do you use it to jump st...
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L sunroff- radio- etc... VIN: WMWRC33453
Thanks for the info. Actually it was a poor connection in the K bus. Another tech in the shop found a "greenie" in the k bus wire near the passenger side kick panel. Customer was elated that she didn't have to buy a sunroof. Not so elated when the burned ou...
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0L ignition VIN: 4A3AK54F6S
Thanks to all who answered. The vehicle was repaired with a new clutch start relay. The relay supplied by the vehicle owner was a different part number but looked identical to the original one.
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D6W
Thanks to all who responded. Even though the egr system worked perfectly when tested, it did have a carbon build up in it. The egr temp sensor was able to get bellow .5 volts but was totally caked with a thick coating of carbon. The tube leading to the sensor ... Trouble codes: P0325 (p1402-), P1402.
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1CA31A8Y
We had the PCM rebuilt, and programmed by Nissan. It now idles, but still cuts out at 2500 rpm. Nissan could not find the problem either. I will be looking at the vehical again. Trouble codes: P0505, P0403.
2006 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Window Operation VIN: 1N4AL11D16
2008 Pontiac Montana SV6 3.9L Input Speed Sensor VIN: 1GMDV03108
2005 Subaru Forester X 2.5L Awd VIN: JF1SG63665
Thanks for all the help. On the 2005 and up Subaru's there is no longer a solenoid in the rear case, it is now part of the valve body. I flushed the trans fluid three times and replaced the warn tires. It is 90%+ better. We are going to flush the fluid one mor...
2002 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L 4wd VIN: 5TBBT44132
Had to go wire to wire on this one at the 4wd module using Mitchell. There is no way to read this system with a scanner. It has no data line and no manual way to pull codes. Found 2 of the contact switches in the transfer case motor were not reading properly...
2006 Toyota RAV4 2.4L door locks VIN: JTMBD33V56
This is a very intermittent problem, the car has been in twice we checked wiring, as recommend by members thanks for the recommendations. If we get this car back and resolve the problem I will re post. Thanks again for the suggestions.
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on
The 5 volts on the ground side ended up being the main issue and have concluded that a new PCM is required before I could make sure the code was fixed. I rechecked every component of the system including the MAF sensor and everything was in specifications acco... Trouble codes: P0411.
2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L Mil VIN: WVWUK63B63
We replaced the temp sensor but it made no change. We advised the customer that it was probably the thermostat, he chose to have a friend replace it for him to save some money. Thanks for all the help. Bob
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