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2002 BMW 525i 2.5L lights on the dash VIN: WBADS43492
According to the customer, after he performed work on the car and started driving, yellow brake,abs and dsc lights came on and speedometer dropped to 5mph for a second and felt like abs came on. I didn't see anything wrong visually, pulled codes and found faul...
2002 BMW 330i 3.0L Srs
Hi guys, I have a 2002 Bmw 330i that came from another shop. It has a airbag code 5(firing circuit left side airbag). They have already replaced the L/F door airbag and also the wiring in the driver's door. I'm not really finding a lot of info on this code. T...
1998 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation VIN: 1GBJC34R7W
truck came in with a no start. checked fuel pressure. at 60psi KOEO. had bright fuel injector pulse. weak spark out of cap. cap and rotor were original, corroded and burned up. replaced cap, rotor, plugs and wires. now have good blue spark well over 30kv. stil...
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport 2.2L Shifting VIN: 1G1JH12F52
Ok guys thanx in advance this car came to me from another shop and I seemed stumped car does not go over 30 miles hr also has 3 codes p0753,p0758,p1860 if you clear the codes they come back 10 seconds after restart you don't have to shift or touch anything and...
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC52452
Ok this car is KILLING me! Customer said car just died at light. Towed in with spark, compression, but no fuel pressure. Had power at fuel pump pigtail, so we replaced the fuel pump module (complete unit). Didn't start, we assumed it was a defective module, re...
2002 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Oil pan, Timing cover VIN: 1G1YY22G42
Hello group we sealed this corvette two months ago, now it leaks on the top side of the gasket under the crank seal. The crank seal is good and it is not leaking from the corners of the cover. I have done a lot of the suburban oil pans with no issues, bolts wh...
2008 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ 3.6L engine reduce power VIN: 1G1ZK57788
2008 Chevy Malibu, having this problem with eng power reduce code, p1682, as soon as this code comes,traction stability comes as well on the panel with code c0242. what unusual i notice is, whenever the car warm up, i mean when the car is driven for long or wh...
2009 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WT57K89
Thank you for any help on this.this car is loaded with codes and ABS light and traction control light on Cleard the pcm and the codes came right back. I do not have a bidrectionl scaner . Can any one help me as to were to go next? Trouble codes: P0335, P0036, P0054, P0325
2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.3L stability control VIN: 1GCPCPEX7A
c0455 only sets when turning wheel if its straight ahead does not set. We followed procedure for installation. There is no calibration available for this sensor on this truck. Sensor comes pinned. The steering angle says on tech 2 -221 and never changes. The s...
2004 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.4L steering wont return VIN: 1C3EL46XX4
vehicle came in with a suspension noise and the steering wheel not returning to center. we replace lower ball joints and rack & pinion. noise is now gone but steering still does not return to center. we aligned, but tech is not here to ask about caster. any id...
2006 Chrysler 300 C 5.7L compressor wont engage VIN: 2C3LA63H76
ok guys, need some advice here, have this 300 car that wont engage the AC, charged system, 1.625 lb's, powered up compressor to activate it, blows cold when doing so, my scanner shows that AC is requested, shows the switch being pressed, but no AC clutch engag...
2004 Dodge Durango SLT 5.7L srs VIN: 1D8HB48D34
can anyone help with the location of the right side impact sensor #3
2005 Dodge Durango SLT 5.7L No Start VIN: 1D4HD48D05
Hello everyone. I am hoping for some information. Either a verification of my thoughts on this or wisdom to tell me I am completely off my rocker. This Durango came to me a while back as a no start. After the customer and his friend replaced the fuel pump and ...
2005 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1D7HW42N85
Truck has a skip/viberation at idle. Customer also stated lack of power on hills. Check igntion ok replaced all injectors. Removed head set out for valve job reassembled same. Removed heads again. Check valves not rotating was told by Dodge to replace valve tr...
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 TRX4 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7KS28C17
I will try to keep this post short and to the point code p2149 if you can help me enough said Iím not a diesel tec but above average diagnostic tec. Have checked wiring between pcm and valve cover resistance is great and no shorts to power or ground. Truck run... Trouble codes: P2149
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L engine performance VIN: 1FDJE37FXV
Bus came in with bad injectors, replaced all eight. Also replaced MAP sensor, and fuel pump. Thinking it may be the turbo, I took it for testing, and it is good. After replacing the injectors, the bus has no power. Uphill maximum speed is 40-45 mph. Any ideas ...
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L fuel gauge VIN: 3FAFP31381
i have a 2001 ford focus zx3. Fuel gauge improper reading... replaced fpm, fuel pump & sender. we filled the tank full and gauge still reads empty/low w/low light on. we disconnnected wires at the rear seat and tested with resistors and gauge stil ldoesnt move...
2003 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP60A03
This T-Bird is temper mental. The coolant temp rises very rapidly. I checked the thermostat and it is opening. When it overheats the cooling fan isn't coming on. Tried A/C and cooling fan still wouldn't work. Fan worked once, but coolant temp still was high. I...
2007 Ford Five Hundred Limited 3.0L alarm VIN: 1FAHP25167
cust complains of horn/alarm going off in the middle of the night. scanned all systems possible with snap-on solus, nothing found other than a b1352 [key in ignition circut] which seems to be in any ford I've seen. if set the alarm using remote, will go off af...
2001 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L air bag indicator VIN: 2GTEK19T81
Hello everyone! We have this pickup truck here that has an air bag light on. The codes stored in memory are b0026- driver's deployment loop open and b0090- instrument panel disabling switch circuit. Both are hard faults. I know a lot of these trucks and other ...
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Smogability VIN: SAJNA5840K
I have measured the O2 sensor vtge with the key on engine off and get just under .4v. When the engine idles, I get over 8v from both sensors when I should see toggling between .1v and .8v. When I disconnect each sensor and turn the key on and measure vtge. in ...
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L ac/on stalls VIN: SAJGX2740V
hello. i have xk8 .car runs fine no codes in all systems. but as soon as a/c button is pushed car will stall /unpluged compressor /evac system still wiil stall soon as ac is turned on.
2008 Mazda 3 i 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BK32F78
Need help mazda techs, or anyone with info on this tough problem. This vehicle set code p0012 cam timing over retarded. Everything works fine when engine is cold. Was able to activate oil control valve and engine would stumble. Test drove and monitored vvt dat... Trouble codes: P0012
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.6 2.6L Cuts out VIN: WDBEA26D4L
this car sat for 4 years, was towed to my shop with instructions to get running again. originally found blown 10 a fuse in ovp relay, and 1 dead fuel pump. drained old varnished gas, installed 1 new pump and fresh fuel filter. car came to life. idled about 10 ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L No Start, No communication VIN: WDBEA34E4N
I have located the fuel pump relay, there is no power to the relay, the snap on verdict scanner will not communicate, the vehicle does crank, battery is fully charged, fuses all test good. Dash indicator lamps cycle through lamp test and are lit at cranking. I...
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG Kompressor 5.5L pump line configuration VIN: WDBSK74F53
Hey All, I have spent quite a bit of time on this beast and created a problem of my own during re-assembly. After installing and retraining TPMS sensors, replacement of rear SAM module for ABS problem and Removal, drying out and eventually replacing the rear ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L a/c VIN: WDBSK75F53
vehicle came in a/c inop. customer states vehicle was joy ridin and came back with no air. tested a/c for charge evac and charge to specs found no power to compressor checked for codes found fault in can communication to n22 control head.recorded codes and cle...
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 4A3AX35G6V
car came in idling terrible very unstable,ck engine light on customer says its lacking power cylinder balance test,all firing scope injectors,patterns look good checked spark at each plug wire with spark tester,OK this car to me is suffering from a lean condit... Trouble codes: P0170, P0304, P0442
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AR18W65
Vehicle originally came in with MIL & Code P1136 Stored In ECM, Customer also had drivability issues with truck. Complained of truck"holding back" under acceleration. Have encountered this code before on 3.5L maximas, Infiniti G35s etc. Usually found oil low &... Trouble codes: P1136
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Ignition VIN: 1G2WJ52J3Y
Vehicle came in with no start condition code P0341 no cam sensor reference pulse. Verified and replaced cam sensor and car started and ran fine. Next day cust called with no start again. No codes and no spark, replaced with a good used module/coil pack and it ...
2002 Saturn SL1 1.9L Lock Cylinder VIN: 1G8ZG52812
We were doing a simple lock cylinder tumbler replacement on this car. I had the dealer cut me a new key from the vin, then used the key code to code the new tumbler assembly. The coding went fine and the key would drop the locking mechanism in flush. the tumbl...
2005 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8AN12F25
This car was tow in for won't stay run. Found a handful of code. TRY clear it, BUT P0102, P0443, P0325, and COOLANT message is on the dash has came back. Look up the wiring diagram, and found most of the sensor is power by FUSE #10. Don't know why the fuse was... Trouble codes: P0102 (Mass Air Flow Sensor Ciruit Low Frequency), P0135 (Heater O2 performance Bank 1 Sensor 1), P0141 (Heater O2 performance Bank 1 Sensor 2), P0443 (Evap Purge Solenoid control Circuit), P0325 (Knock Sensor Module Performance)
1998 Subaru Forester S 2.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF6553W
Customer complaint is poor acceleration and unable to get car to go more than 45mph at times. When I drove the car it didn't have good acceleration at low rpm and seemed to come alive around 1800rpm. At times the car would barely move at all when hot or cold. ... Trouble codes: P0324
2006 Suzuki Forenza Premium 2.0L Stall VIN: KL5JD56Z36
Vehicle has an intermittent stall condition. May take 3 days to happen, may take 3 weeks. Vehicle stalls...customer uses phone to show video of vehicle cranking and not starting. but by the time the tow truck gets there, starts right up and is fine. Have had c... Trouble codes: P161B, P2106, P2110 (TAC Performance), P0068 (T/B Performance), P0646 (AC Clutch Relay Circuit Low)
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.8L altenator VIN: WVWPH63B23
There are 2 wires going to the alt. 1 wire [large] to the battery checks out good.The small wire is the one Im not sure of.According to direct hit I should have battery voltage which I know at this point [KOEO] is 12.2 however the small wire has 9.7 volts[KOEO...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.0L no power VIN: WVWME63B24
thanks to all in advance. This passat is giving me fits. originally came in for no oil pressure and no power. found oil pump chain came apart and turbo grenaded. also noticed super hard brake pedal. replace oil pump/gears, turbo and oil lines and tandem pump. ... Trouble codes: P0299 (turbocharger under boost 16683vag)
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVGCM67L74
Hi need some assistance from the VW techs out there. This touareg came in with a code p0340 and a p1340. we replaced the cam sensor g40 bank 1 sensor. The p0340 has not come back but the p1340 sets almost instantly. If I look at the block data for block 093, b... Trouble codes: P1340 (Cam sensor corilation), 17748 (Cam sensor corilation)
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWEK73C96
Dear VW & Audi Gurus, we don't know,which component need to be checked to figure out this stumble issue.When you accelerate it won't rev up until it slowly has got the speed. You guys may ever run to this code and what could be the right fix? We appreciate for... Trouble codes: P0299 (Boost pressure regulation-control range not reached-VW000665)
2007 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.5L steering VIN: 3VWEF71K17
Have this 2007 Jetta with the steering wheel light on. It has code 00778 (steering angle sensor). It also has an abs code 00283 (LF wheel speed sensor electrical problem). The car came to us from a body shop in town. They made repairs to a light hit in the rig...

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2005 BMW 525i 2.5L Air flow VIN: WBANA535X5
Suggestions included checking fuses, blower resistor, flap motor gears and linkages. Found out one bad flap motor can cause all 4 on right side to set codes because they are wired together. Unplugged one motor at a time and second one (air distribution flap...
2006 BMW 330i 3.0L window motor VIN: WBAVB33526
And the winner is, Jared from California!!! It worked exactly as you said. Unplug the motor, work the switch till the error message appears and then initialize. Thanks again :)
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L blower
thanks,lots of good replies.i pulled glove box to see.no help.i finally pulled the front carpet out,it needed to dry anyway.i removed the passenger front seat.once I wedged myself under the dash I could see all six screws holding the blower.removed these and t...
2004 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDT13XX4
Thanks to all that replied. After rechecking injector and ignition and compression, regular and running, and a leak down test it fially reared it's ugly head. The running compression test showed inconsitatant compression reading so pulled the heads and found t... Trouble codes: P0300.
2006 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.2L Dash Lights & Tail Lights VIN: 1G1ZS53F36
We found that if we pushed down on the trunk when it was already closed, we could blow the fuse, the trunk latch was shorted inside, the latch was replaced and the problem is gone. Thanks to all.
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Spark Knock VIN: 3C4FY48B53
Thanks to all that has helped me. Upon further diagnosis, we did a compression check and found there was a hole between 3 and 4 in the head gasket. That did take care of the whole problem. The BW parts didn't have any adverse affects. Again, thank you for you...
2007 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L key fobs sbj VIN: 1FAHP53U87
As stated in the original post, the sjb was replaced due to an internal failure causing a parasitic draw. I had called the dealership and they advised me to cycle the key on and off 8 times and leave it in the on position on the 8th cycle. The locks should hav...
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTWW33R88
Thanks again for all the help! Unfortunately were condemning this motor. Found a very significant amount of oil in the cac tube from the intercooler when I was checking for restrictions, metal in the fuel filter, and compression issues low 190psi high 320psi. ... Trouble codes: P0703, P0528.
1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L t.c.m. VIN: 1HGCB765XL
I checked all the circuits cleaned grounds and installed a reman unit in the car. All is well again. Here's to hoping the remanufacturer knows how to fix em. Ironically an employee at a parts store was about to rebuild one of these same day I fixed this one. T...
1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Unknown VIN: 1HGCD5635S
Steve from Arizona was accurate on this repair. The Compressor failed causing restrictions in the condenser. We replaced the Compressor, Receiver Drier and the Condenser. Blowing cold air now! Thanks so much for all of the help!
2007 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L noise VIN: 5FNRL38297
thanks for the help guys. it turned out that the odessey did have a rusted off mounting tab on the front warm-up cat it seemed solid on my first inspection but on close exmination i saw the broken tab and took a shot by replacing front and rear covers cured th...
2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Cooling fan VIN: 1J4GL48K33
After reading the replies I decided to hardwire the fan. Eliminated the connector and eliminated the problem. The vehicle has been gone for weeks and it is fixed. Thank you
2005 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L Unknown VIN: SALAA254X5
I'm so sorry, could've swore I closed this. I drained the transfer case and refilled with proper fluid from Land Rover. I also topped off the trans as it was low on fluid and the problem has not reoccurred. Thanks for all the replies.
2002 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6ED27Y42
Thank you for all your help. With the information I received I was able to locate the knock sensor and confirm it was not unplugged nor was the wire cut. What the student working with me neglected to tell me, there was also a code for the Idle Speed Control Mo...
2008 Nissan Micra 1400CC Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on
Dear friends, the car is fixed. the problem was the inlet throttle housing gasket is on the back of the air filter base. we replaced the o-ring gasket , make basic setting to the throttle and car runs fine for 3 weeks now, i think it is the time to close the... Trouble codes: P1171, P0108.
2001 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 3.4L Mechanical VIN: 1G3NF52E21
We replaced the injectors and the miss is gone, before replacing, we swapped injectors and the miss changed to the other cylinders. Thanks to all.
2006 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L Compressor VIN: 1G8AJ58F86
Thanks to all whom replied and offered help. After pulling ecm and closely inspecting pins, pin 47 C2 (which is suspected circuit) looked discolored compared to others. Anyway givin the issue with fuse block decided to replace and program ecm. All is good n...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L speed sensors VIN: 3VWSA29M1Y
Had received some help, thank your for your responses. I did open controller and found no signs of water, moisture or any burn markings. Had ran voltage drop tests for power, and ground to controller and no trouble. Went ahead and ran redundant grounds to g...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Stall VIN: WVWPD63B63
Broken front motor mount had cause the turbo inlet pipe to pop of resulting in no air flow to through the mass air flow meter thanks for all the help
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