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2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0L No Start VIN: 5UXWX9C59D
Hi guys i have this 2013 x3 i bought from the action with out remote. If i order one from the dealer does it comes program or i have to get it program thank yous
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2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Unknown VIN: 1G1JC5244Y
RPMs drop to about 400 RMPs after coming to a stop. It only happens for a second then the RPMs come right back to the requested 600 RPMs and will idle fine. Some times it stalls. You only have to drive 15-20 feet to make it happen. It is very consistent. I pau...
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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 5.3L transfer case shift control module VIN: 2GCEK19J78
i have a 08 chev silverodo 1500 auto 4WD got 2 dtc U0102 lost communication with transfer case control module. U0214 lost communication with remote function actuation. will the 4WD is the thing i need to fix as i liv e up in ak. i check all the fuzes good and ...
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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L timming belt VIN: 2C4GM684X5
i have an 05 pscifica 3.5 v6 no matter what you do the rear timming mark will not line up crank is on and the front cam is on but the rear is always a tooth off either before the mark or after the front cam pully has a little wobble but i dont think thats enou...
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1995 Dodge Dakota 5.2L Overdrive VIN: 1B8GG23Y9S
this veh is back overdrive will engage within a couple of miles now but after cruising down freeway without a/c on overdrive and tcc will disengage {comanded by pcm off} also noticed that the radiator has been replaced not sure if its too big 2 row or 1 row st...
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2007 Dodge Durango SXT 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D8HB482X7
Hi techs, last week i replaced the gas cap, today it cameback with the same code p0457-evap leak.since there is no bi-derictional control for vent i just pinched the vent hose and smoked it again-no leak found.i don't see ldp on this vehicle but there is a whi... Trouble codes: P0457 (Evap leak)
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1986 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L fuel tank VIN: 1FMDU15NGG
we took tank out, expecting to see kinked fill hose, or pinched vapor hose, or something., once we got the tank out, we blew through the small purge line for the evap., which does not control tank pressure while fueling. we looked in tank for anything blocking...
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1989 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Rotors VIN: 1FMEU15N6K
Came in for rotors replacement. Not familiar with this 4x4 hub to remove. It has manual locking hub and has two different kind of hub on each side, one side has six screws to remove hub cover and the other side has only three screw type. Pull cap by unscrewing...
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1994 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP54Y5R
Should my test light be lighting at pin 56(pip)at the ecm while trying to crank? If so, its not there. Isnt that where the signal generates from? ive replaced the crank sensor, icm and coil. Im getting power at all three. Ive also noticed a burnt pin at the bi...
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L engine VIN: 1FMZU34E5W
Wifes car so I'm in the crapper if its not fixed soon..lol Short story,we drove it about 5 miles to Lowes after work,no problems,noise,lights...nothing,its never had any problem to speak of.Regular maintenance,bought it new. Tried to restart about 15 minutes ...
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1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP4048X
Help I don't have much hair left to pull out. We have a car lots Mustang that is driving us crazy. It floods the plugs on cold start and will not start with out help. Once warm it runs good and will restsart. It is flooding all six plugs. We checked coolant te...
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Instrument Cluster VIN: 2FMZA5141X
Any one with a good explanation of how this system operates would be great information to have. Could a PCM cause this, or do I need to re flash the VIC first(no codes indicating a PCM vs VIC mismatch)?
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2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAFP4041Y
Why does it flood out plugs? All sensors look to be in specs. Long term fuel trim Is 17.7%on B1 and 20% on Bank 2. When I get it started and warmed up past 100 degres it runs and drive fine. Shut it off and now it wont restart flooed again...spark is good and ...
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Accessories VIN: 1FMZU73K03
good morning guys i have a 03 ford explorer with a fuel level guage not working scan test have pcm code p0460 and dash cluster code 1201 removed the tank and inspect level sensor found new sensor removed cluster and inspect wiring from cluster to fuel pump bot...
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2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW12584
Hello all, hope everyone is busy racking up 50+ hours a week :) I have a strange one here. This truck is setting both rich and lean codes on bank 2. I have freeze frame data when it set the rich code (P0175), here are the details... Closed Loop * 18.4% load ... Trouble codes: P0174 (System Too Lean - Bank 2), P0175 (System Too Rich - Bank 2)
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2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L ABS Code VIN: 1FMYU95H36
We replaced the Master do to code c1526, with in a day, code U2062 came up, Ecu Redundant Ground Circuit Open. We then went through the TSB on replacing the grounds and studs. The code is still there. Interesting this happened after master was replaced and t...
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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Unknown VIN: KMBSB73D45
i have a crank no start! have no spark! or injector pulse! have a p0335 crank position sensor circut code! replaced crank sensor( known problem with hyundia! replace with aftermarket sensor! same thing no spark and injector pulse! so got dealer sensor! same! c...
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L No Start, Battery drain VIN: SAJDA01N01
I have a battery drain of 400 MA. I have traced it to the instrument cluster. When the power wire is cut at the instrument cluster ( orange/blue-pin 3 ), the drain drops to 20 MA. There are no codes fron the cluster. I have tryed another ( used ) cluster but t...
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1999 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Air Suspension VIN: SALPV1242X
Hello, we have this 99 Range Rover which is sitting on the bumpers. Neither of my scan tools will help, and nodata hasn't been much help either. We repaired the RR air tube, which had a big hole in it. I can disconnect the tubes from the control unit and apply...
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2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L check engine light VIN: JTJGA31U94
After replacing belt I drove the car 40 plus miles and it ran like a champ,but as soon as the customer gets in to leave of course a check engine light comes on.Pulled back into shop immediately and pulled codes P0016 and p0018. Camshaft correlation bank1 senso...
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2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L trac light VIN: 5LMFU28R04
two front hubs was replaced on this vechile it came in with a abs light and roaring all the abs is working fine used snap on modis to check but the traction light is flashing and has a code C1998 can someone help me with this
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2006 Pontiac GTO 6.0L AC Operation VIN: 6G2VX12U26
Owner states that AC, has been seemingly fine until recently,has abruptly become warmer. During a recent out of town trip the heater was used, the owner noticed that the heat was not coming out of the lower foot areas as well. all other modes seem to function ...
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2007 Saturn Vue 2.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 5GZCZ33D27
THIS VEHICLE STARTS AND STALLS WITHIN 20 seconds the turn signal indicaters on dash light up and at same time wiper stop operating fuel pump shuts off and car dies. as soon as it dies wiper start up again and pump runs car starts right back up. you can run the... Trouble codes: B2470 (Comm code antennae missing), B2752 (Horn), B3718 (Wiper relay high), B3722 (Wiper low), B2600 (Drl relay), B3703 (Wiper washer)
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1993 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JS3TD02V5P
vehicle will start and when when cold but as soon as it reaches normal opperating temp it will then cut out and stall tried to restart vehile and would have to barly touch the gass to get vehicle to run but when more throtle is applied vehicle bogs down and di...
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1995 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L Engine electrical VIN: 4T1GK13E9S
Hi, I am working on this vehicle almost 3 days,but did not find the problem, please I need your help This car problem is EFI fuse 30A blown out and shut off engine, only happen when drive less than 1 mile,but run good in park. I check all the wire,connected,re...
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2008 Volkswagen Passat Komfort 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: WVWAK73C58
Thanks in advance an 08 volks passat that came in 4 months ago with a water pump leaking. This style is driven by the shaft that turns the distributor in old volks not a water pump driven by the t belt. Aftr removing the original water pump we noticed the hous...
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1999 Acura TL 3.2L 1-2,2-3 flare neutral out VIN: 19UUA5648X
You guys are the best. Pretty much all of you were right in on form or another. Thanks to Sheldon from B.C. for a great reply, as I have a feeling you were right on the old unit although we may never know for sure. I went to test drive the car for the first ...
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2006 BMW 750i 4.8L 3-4 upshift VIN: WBAHL83506
Removed valve body and sent it to VBX. They rebuilt valve body and all works fine now.I am still trying to get specifics but VBX said that there were pressure leaks but did not specify which circuits.
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1999 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCCT19WXX
Thank you for all the help I went back and checked over all the basics I had my new tech check and found the distributer was out of time and the gear was stripped. New distributer has it back running I think the flat cap trew him a curve ball thanks again for ... Trouble codes: P0340.
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 6.0L Cylinder 1 Lifter VIN: 2GCEK19Y07
Thank you for all your replies. The engine replacement is now complete, and this truck is running as good as new. For those who suggested trying to free-up the lifter, or suggested that it was collapsed: we did try to lightly tap it down and pry it up with no ...
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2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser LX 2.4L Wcm VIN: 3A8FY48B98
Sorry but this one went to the dealer. I appreciate the insights but I think the revised part number is a problem for the WCM. Thomas Lemiesz had a similar if not exactly the problem and the programming of the new WCM was the issue as far as he could find out....
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2012 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L No Start VIN: 2C3CDXCT5C
THANK ALL OF YOU GUYS THE CAR IS STARTED I HAD TO REPLACE THE ABS MODULE AND THE CAT STARTED THANK ALL OF YOU GUYS AGAIN
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1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Right Rear VIN: 1FMFU18L7V
Thanks for all the help. I found a leak in the right rear airbag using soapy water. The problem seemed intermittent, but it was not. It blead down after the air pump timed out every time. The customer declined the repair at this.
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3FTNW20F41
First off thanks for all the replies. i seen a movie once the guy said assumption is the mother of all f#$%-ups. this truck was stalling and setting P1316 memory code-idm dtcs stored in idm with no codes in idm.so i replaced the idm seemed to make it run worse...
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2006 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMYU03156
It turns out the left bank exhaust camshaft was 6 teeth advanced, while all the rest of the marks lined up. The compression on all cylinders was close to 200 psi. The tensioner was sticky. We replaced the chains, guides and tensioners . The first reply I recie...
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1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L steering rack VIN: CF21713226
Thanks for all your suggestions. THe rack was pretty torn up from the boots being ripped off,so me replacing seals was was not a option. Owner is going to take 2 weeks vacation in april. I will send it out to get it rebuildt then. Hopefully we can get it done ...
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2004 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Evic VIN: 1J4GK58K64
I drained the memory capacitors as Steven from Texas suggested - no joy. Vehicle was sent to the auction. The consensus of the replies that were on point seems to be that a DRB III is required to proceed further. Will have to chalk this one up as Epic Fail.
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2002 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMEU27R52
found it two broken wires in the wiring harness that was rubbing together causeing the problem thanks for all the replies
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2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVHP80D53
everything is good to go. no bent valves, no other damaged parts. just flipped the rear chain off and rotated the engine 360 degrees and re installed it. good as new. thanx for the replies Trouble codes: P0340, P0345.
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2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFP80D53
So we popped off the valve covers and we see white out marks on cam gears. I called customer she called the kid that she bought the vehicle from. He confessed that his father in law went in there to check timing and that his father inlaw is a good mechanic and... Trouble codes: P0345 (Camshaft position circuit bank 2.), P0340 (Camshaft position circuit bank 1.), 1NSPE, RE1UC, WHEE1.
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2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start VIN: JM1FE17324
Hey all. Thanks again for the replies. I could not see anything else wrong with this car other than the high HC. I did try unplugging each coil while on a gas analyzer. Misfires are hardly felt on this type of engine and the HC readings didn't seem to jump tha...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WDBBA48D2J
Thanks to all who took time to reply. Went back to the ignition system and tested the resistance of the spark plug wires that were replaced by the customer. One wire had 32k resistance, but it was going to a functioning cylinder. Replaced the wires, and all cy...
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2005 Nissan Altima SE-R 3.5L P0340 driveability VIN: 1N4BL11D75
As I said earlier, the scope waveforms shows no good ground on the bank one camshaft sensor. Well, as we all know a bad ground is a bad ground. The connector for bank one cam sensor had a pin for the ground which was completely loose on all four sides around t...
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2005 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L lifter VIN: 1G2NE52E65
Well gang here's what happened. We pulled the engine out to dismantel it. Only to find no real issues, ugh. The cam bearings were all spot on, the cam measured and looked fine, the oil pump looked good. Out of frustration mostly we reasebled it using a new oi...
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1987 Porsche 944 2.5L cam housing VIN: WP0AB0949H
Thanks to all for advice, clean and dry gasket sufaces, assembly lube to hold lifters in place,job went well.
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2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L exhaust VIN: 4T1BE32K63
replaced manifold cat as per members information checked for leaks found one a pin hole at the flex pipe it was on the weld tacked that and replaced the muffler it had a hole in it car has been gone for a week and I'll call this fixed thanks for your help
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2007 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE46K87
Code still resets but ONLY driving. In shop at any engine speed the code does not reset. CKP waveform shows 34 pulses per cycle. Updated VVT gear and CKP sensor did not solve the problem. Still on the hunt for solution. Very frustrating! Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank Postion Sensor A circuit).
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2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L low beams VIN: 3VWDC21V81
It's fixed!!!.found bad relay at top of fuse & relay panel.marked #53.was tracing power flow to fuse panel and wiggling wires found it. squeezing/pulling relay lights would flicker.installed new relay and all is well.relay has two fuses next to it.relay is in ...
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