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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L rear hatch VIN: WBADP6342Y
rear hatch will pull closed when closing but if you open it it pushes out but stays latched so I used emergency opener closed it and it latches and pulls in. it will not open and the glass will not either. I can manuly operate both actuators power and ground a...
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2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L steering wheel radio controls VIN: 5UXFB33543
have no control of radio with steering wheel switches. i do however have cruise control function leading me to believe the clockspring is ok. the way these are set up, the radio switches are on the left side of the wheel and run across to the right side cruise...
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2005 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USBT53545
Hello, This BMW is in for a check engine light on. The car has no drivability issues at all, runs great. The codes in the system are P1515 in generic powertrain and 2774 in enhanced powertrain. Here lies the problem. AutoEnginuity says P1515 is unknown, Alld... Trouble codes: P1515 (2774 -), 2774
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2006 Buick Terraza CXL 3.5L Door Locks And Int Lights VIN: 5GADV33LX6
Here is what is happening the I/P fuse panel fuse #1 (trunk/lps) keeps blowing anythime the dome lights are turned on or the door locks are unlocked. The body control module clicks like a relay is switching and the red/white wire connect c2 pin 36 at fuse box ...
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2005 Cadillac SRX 4.6L transfercase VIN: 1GYEE63A25
This Caddy has a very loud snapping popping nasty noise on moderate to heave acceleration. Sounds like its coming from the transfer case area. Is it cost effective to rebuild these cases or should I just order a reman. Or should I look elsewhere in the drive l...
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2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Compressor
Suburban came in to the shop with the a/c compressor not kicking on, noticed the customer replaced the pump himself, thought that maybe he didnt have enough 134a in the system so we vacuumed and recharged system, didnt do the trick. We looked at the high and l...
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2008 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 2A8HR44H48
This vehicle came in with a lack of power and hesitation under load. If you drive it at medium cruise or a light load the problem does not exist. The cam and crank have been scoped several times and good amplitude and signature with no drop outs. The ground an... Trouble codes: P0339 (Crankshaft Position Sensor Intermittent), P1128 (Closed loop Fueling Not Achieved Bank1), P0300 (Random Misfire)
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1994 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L No Start, no spark VIN: 1B7HF16Z5R
Been working on a 1994 dodge ram pickup. Gets towed in for stall no start. Find no spark at coil. Replaced coil it will fire right up and run for 3 to 4 weeks then die. Same conditon no spark at coil. Found no codes in pcm. Battery, starter, and altenator test...
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2002 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L electronic 4x4 VIN: 1B7HG38N62
truck came in with 4wheel drive light on, 4 wheel drive in/op. tried to scan, no codes. if i go into data screen sometimes it reads ok and other times transfer case mode reads ???. when it reads ??? i have no 5 volt ref coming out of the transfer case module,i...
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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck ST 5.9L speed control VIN: 3D7KA28C74
Need to know What BRAKE RAT means, thinking it means Brake Rationality, What signals are not rational causing ECM to Denie Speed control.
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2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck TRX4 5.9L Compressor operation VIN: 1D7KS28C97
Truck came in for no A/C. Compressor doesn't come on when A/C is turned on. Hooked up machine and system is full. Found that on every ignition cycle when you first request a/c operation the compressor will cycle 5x quickly but will not stay on. Shut key off th...
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1974 Ford Mustang II 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 4F02Y41852
I was hoping that someone could provide me a vacuum hose routing diagram as the underhood decal is missing. Make note 2.3L with automatic trans. Thank You
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1990 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTHF25G7L
Was brought to me from another shop for no start. Has spark, fuel pressure. Injector pulse is faint. If you spary starting fluid in it vehicle will start. It will run if you feather throttle. wont stay running. Told customer I was about 70% sure computer was b...
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2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAFP3834Y
I have a 2000 ford focus 2.0 dohc that in the mornings upon start up car will idle fine but when you hit the throtle it wants to die and will die if you keep your foot in it except if you turn the key all the way off restart and hit the gas as soon as you star...
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2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L p1000 VIN: 1FMEU15L31
Vehicle won't complete monitor, customer has diven car over 800 miles and still o2 sensor, o2 sensor heater, catalist and evap system won't run. We replaced thermostat so that vehicle would reach operating temperature, but nothing changed. Short term fuel trim... Trouble codes: P1000 (Has not completed monitors)
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2006 Ford E-250 4.6L shifting out of first VIN: 1FTNE24W06
Hello Everyone and thank you for your help, I've got this work van here and the customer brought it in for transmission not shifting. There were no codes to help me start so after driving and no shifting from first to second until your at 40mph I replaced the...
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1997 GMC Yukon SL 5.7L Oil Pump VIN: 3GKEK18R6V
This my personal truck, with 247,000 mile on it. After installing a new GM crate motor (due to rotted out head gaskets) there is buzzing type noise from the oil pan/pump area. The noise is loudest at at the bottom of the oil pan. After initial cold start and...
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2005 Jeep Liberty Limited 2.8L Rocker arm? VIN: 1J4GL58575
Customer brought in this Jeep Liberty and it has a 2.8L diesel. There is a loud tapping noise in the engine and you can feel a pulsation in the tube coming from the inter-cooler that is in time with the noise. Does anyone have experience with the rocker arms b...
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2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Transmission VIN: 1J4GL58K16
I have a Jeep Libery with a P1745-TRANSMISSION LINE PRESSURE TOO HIGH FOR TOO LONG. The problem I have is I cannot get the TCM to clear with P1745 code. I am being told that this code can only be cleared with an OEM level scan tool. Others say it's an electr...
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2004 Kia Spectra 1.8L Stall, Misfire VIN: KNAFB12104
this lil car runs fine at idle and down road until u go pass a car then slow down it starts missfiring.or if u put it in gear under hard load it and then let off it missfires not while underload but at idle after the load is put on it like when u stop and go a... Trouble codes: P0300 (mulitiple cylinder missfire), P0301 (cyl 1 missfire), P0302 (cyl 2 missfire)
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1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L Rear Suspension VIN: JT8BF22G6V
This lexus had complaint of 2 noises in rear end. We found both noises coming from struts(or so we thought). One noise was while going over very small bumps(gravel parking lots). The other was a loud bang when hitting big bumps. The struts and mounts fixed the...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, idles to fast
this is an australian model 300e 24valve with 104 980eng has cis e fuel system with mass engine control,problem,idle fast up to 1500rpm,hot or cold,NO percentage fault codes,with lamba tester ignition on shows all input signals ok,no codes on pin 14 on mass di...
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1995 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1N4AB41D1S
i need your help guys this nissan when reaches normal temp co goes high and it makes a noise like timing retarded timing is good injectors ohmed and scope no change the probles is present only when simulating 15 mph on dyno up to 13 mph proble not there vss so...
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2003 Subaru Forester X 2.5L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JF1SG636S3
This Forester came in with a complaint of a hesitation/surge at cruise after 30 miles of driving. Had a P0420 for catalyst efficiency. Customer also complained that he was towing his boat and the further he towed it, the loss of power was greater and greater. ... Trouble codes: P0420 (Po341-), P0341
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2008 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JF1GE61678
1 week ago we replaced Head Gaskets on this vehicle. Customer came back complaining of a hesitation from a stop. Its feels like a misfire, only happens under heavy accel...Well, we replaced coil, plugs and wires and the problem is still the same. I have checke...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L speed sensors VIN: 3VWSA29M1Y
generic 715 and 722 speed sensor faults. Ross scan shows 281 g68 and 297 g38 sensors. Sun shell and ring gear. Believe wiring, or controller fault as it sets without moving. Initially I ohmed each. g68 sensor had 3,600 ohms so thought " easy sensor replacement...
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2008 Volkswagen Beetle SE 2.5L airbag system VIN: 3VWFG31C68
The car came in with airbag light on. Scanned using Snap-on Modis 12-2 with European software. Codes are 01218-side airbag igniter passenger side (N200) [...] with power intermittent, 00594 airbag igniter circuits not a plausible signal intermittent. I disconn...
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2010 Volkswagen CC (Car) Sport 2.0L airbag VIN: WVWMP7ANXA
Hello im replacing airbag module on a 2010 volkswagen cc due to collision repair. After install our verus scan tool reads uncoded module code. Verus is telling me that you code module by entering two or three digit code off label on control module. Not sure wh...
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2010 BMW X3 xDrive30i 3.0L Radio inop VIN: WBXPC9C45A
Thanks for the 5 replies,most of you mention about coding and programming of new radio. We won't be able to communicate to radio. At this point we don't know what to do,so we just seat there and press the knob one after another. By pressing the no. 1 knob for ...
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1990 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMEU15N4L
This one's fixed! Installed a new MAP sensor and truck started and ran great. Ended up replacing spark plugs aswell. Truck runs awesome cold now and idles great also. Thanks for all of the input guys. Trouble codes: 31 (EVP circuit below minimum voltage), 32 (EVP voltage below closed limit), 81 (AM2 circuit failure), 82 (AM1 circuit failure).
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2009 Ford Expedition EL Limited 5.4L Hesitation VIN: 1FMFK19559
i'm going to close this even thou its not fixed. I got it back last night after a month. they said ford company tech came and said nithing wrong with it. so I hooked up scanner and took for a drive. really hard to find problem. it took me about 5 minutes. the...
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2010 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Poor Fuel Economy, Low power VIN: 2FABP7BV4A
Well . This one has been disappointing so far . - With all the suggestions recommended here plus the dealers testing we came up with a final dianosis from Ford that the unit is running within it's designed parameters . - Lacking the diagnostic tools needed...
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2011 Ford Flex Limited 3.5L Suspension VIN: 2FMHK6DTXB
BOTH REAR SHOCKS FIXED THE CONCERN, WHEN WE GOT THEM OFF THEY BOTH HAD NO PRESSURE LEFT.
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2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L IMA light on VIN: JHMES956X3
Honda bulletin 02-58, mentioned by James and Eric, addresses communication problems and false setting of P1440 when using a generic scan tool. Service records showed that this software upgrade had already been performed. The stator phases are wound in a "st... Trouble codes: P1440 (IMA system failure).
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2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3L abs VIN: 5NPEU46F56
This has been an adventure. First of all you should never throw parts at a car,the customer insisted that I try a junkyard abs module. It still did not comunicate .So at the customers request I reinstalled the original HECU Back to square one Testing the wires...
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2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, long cranking interm VIN: JNKCA31A31
Hey guys thanks for all the replies i sent the ECM back again and again it returned doing the same thing... I then made a movie of me going through all the pinpoint testing step by step for the company that did the ecem repairs I also showed a video of me comm... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle air Control Valve).
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Oil Pressure VIN: 1J4GW48S94
Thanks to all you iatnrs that replied. Now some things I saw make sense. In the parts listing the same part # is used for a light or a gauge. It seems that Jeep uses the government way of thinking, in that the oil switch only tells the ecm that there is 6 l...
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2003 Lincoln LS 3.0L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1LNHM86S53
I finally got the ok for a computer and have sent it out for repair. It will take 2 weeks to get it back so at this time I am closing this request due to the time limit. Thanks for the replies and I will let you know of the final results.
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2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L Front Differential VIN: 4M2DU86W42
You guys called it for sure. I am ashamed to say, vehicle actually had different size tires front to rear, 245 front and 235 rear. Exact same brand and model of tire, not enough of a size difference to be obviously visible looking at it from the side, howeve...
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2006 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Maint reminder Message VIN: 1N4BA41E46
Thank you to the five people that replied to the help request. The customer just returned with the car today for me to take another look at the issue. Jason from Missouri led me in the right direction with his info about resetting the maintenance "PIT" ...
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2004 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FD79YX4
Aftermarket strikes again. Car back for diag, again checked ALL wiring from each coil to ICU and all ok. Removed ICU connector cover to look for corrosion, all ok. Moved #3 coil and plug to #2. Clear faults, now P1342 instead ofP1343. Maybe plug bad as #3 coil... Trouble codes: P1343 (Ionization Signal or Trigg Coil 3 to CDM Open/Short), P0303 (Misfiring Cylinder 3.).
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2005 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Traction Control VIN: YS3FB49S05
WELL SORRY FOR DROPPING THE BALL ON CLOSING THIS REQUEST. I RESPONDED BACK WITH THANKYOUS TO THE TECHS THAT REPLIED I HOPE I DID NOT FORGET ANYONE. THANKYOU ALL AGAIN IN CASE I DID. SO WE DID NOT FIX THIS ONE CUSTOMER HAS NOT COME BACK, SEEMS YOU NEED A TECH2 ...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L No Start VIN: 3VWSG71K35
yes we got this one ., the relay is located at fuse box b by the batt this is a box that the upeer part can be detached, that part was bad primary side of f pump not getting volt.
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