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2003 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBR93433
Hi guys I got stuck with this BMW ( original tech is on holidays). It received a used bank two cat for an efficiency problem three weeks ago. That bank is fine now but bank one just set a 214 code for slow o2 response. Watching the voltages for o2 on bank one ... Trouble codes: 214 (Bank one pre cat o2 slow response)
2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Air Suspension Control VIN: 5UXFB535X4
The air suspension will shut down after driving and code #80 will set. Code 80 (front right activity plauibility) will set after a short drive or may take 3 or 4 days to set. I have replaced the right front level sensor and checked the wiring connectors. I hav...
2006 BMW 525xi 3.0L Misfire VIN: WBANF33556
Hello all, loosing my shirt on this one. First this is a VARIABLE LIFT 2.5. IT NOT THE 3.0. Vehicle came in dead with jumped timing. He lost oil pressure while driving, severe leak at oil filter adapter and had serpentine belt in oil pan and wound up in timing...
2008 Cadillac SRX 3.6L Misfire VIN: 1GYEE63758
Car came in about 2.5 months ago for LOF and MIL on. Checked codes and had P0300 and P0305 with no apparent misfire. I cleared the codes and told customer to come back if light came back on. 1 month went by and they came back with the car and the same codes bu... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0305 (Cylinder 5 misfire)
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L tach, speedo,temp,fuel
Replaced clutch assembly, now all the gauges are not working. Checked for ground wires missing, I found None. Checked All fuses, all tested good. I need help on this car from someone who have been through this problem before. I used a computer safe test light,...
2010 Chevrolet Express 4500 6.6L def quality VIN: 1GB9G5AL3A
looking for test information on system Trouble codes: P22A1
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Oil pump/Oil pump drive VIN: 1FMDU32E1V
Vehicle was towed in. Customer was pulling into parking spot at work when oil pressure went to zero, and simultaneously heard the loud rattling that always accompanies low or no OP. I'm assuming (dangerous thing to do I know) that the rattling is from the timi...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L fuel presure regulator VIN: 1FTSW21P15
hello techs have a 2005 ford f250 6.0 diesel that is leaking diesel from the side of the fuel filter housing ..fuel presure regulator, i am going to change the o-rings and the two fuel filters..what is the best way to get the regulator out, also do the housing...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21P06
6.0 starts fine cold, when hot is hard to start if it sits more than a few minutes. ICP pressure stays at about 250 psi for 10-20 seconds, gradually starts building and engine starts at about 500 psi. Classic symptoms of a high pressure oil leak. This is the f... Trouble codes: P2291 (ICP Too Low- Engine Cranking), P0401 (EGR Insufficient Flow Detected)
2007 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L brake performace, and module communication VIN: 1FMYU03167
Original complaint was of a clunk noise on hard braking only. Duplicated problem immediately in the parking lot. Inspected all rear suspension and brakes for shifting, looseness or broken parts. No problem found. Took for a longer test drive and noticed it was...
2009 Ford Escape Limited Hybrid 2.5L Motor Electr VIN: 1FMCU59349
Customer has to drive this vehicle 200+ miles before the "wrench" light comes on and code P0A7C-00 Motor Electronics Over Temp triggers. Have no information on how to proceed with this one. Just wondering if anyone has seen this before and if so, any guidance ...
2010 GMC Terrain SLE 2.4L Gauges, no crank VIN: 2CTALDEWXA
When vehicle wouldn't crank I took off the engine plastic cover to inspect anything I could have damaged or broken during manifold repair. I saw no damaged/worn or loose wires or connections. The vehicle would crank and start with the cover off. If I put the c...
2007 Honda Civic LX 1.8L Compression VIN: 1HGFA16547
Hello iATN. Here we have this '07 Civic LX. Customer towed the car in to us and told us that earlier in the week it turned over but did not start. He left it in the driveway for a day and came back, and it started and ran. He did not say if it ran poorly or we...
2008 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5L Tpms VIN: 5FNRL38738
This mini van came to our shop after some body repair with the TPM light illuminated. One TPM sensor was not communicating. We purchased a new OEM sensor and shipped it to our favorite tire store to have it replaced and initialized. It was returned and was sti...
1999 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Intermittent Sensed VIN: 1J4FY49S9X
Symptoms appeared almost right after new battery. Owner came to us. No codes, very intermittent hesitation, rough idle, bucking. Suggested owner run more and get it inspected (other shop was on hook for it and I did not want to mess it up). They did - and prob...
2006 Jeep Commander (Truck) 3.7L Shift VIN: 1J8HG48K66
I have a Jeep that as a transmission code P0743 TTC. The Jeep is in limp mode and has no up shift. I cleared the code and unplugged the #1 O2 sensor as I read in another post and the transmission shifts fine and no limp mode. The next day we are back to the sa...
2008 Kia Sorento EX 3.8L timing chain VIN: KNDJC73628
Checking to see if someone has had some experience on this Kia engine. Customer has purchased this vehicle recently. Engine has timing chain rattle on passenger side. Checked oil pressure and has 90 psi cold and 35 psi hot at idle. Removed valve covers and fou...
2000 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on, random misfire bank VIN: SALPV1542Y
The problem has never happened for us, customer states it happens most often with engine not fully warmed up, and does not happen when engine is hot. We suspect it is coils but they do not fire all on one side. So what am I missing here. Thanks for the help. B... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (misfire cylinder 1), P0303 (misfire cylinder 3), P0305 (misfire cylinder 5), P0307 (misfire cylinder 7)
2007 Lincoln MKZ 3.5L Engine VIN: 3LNHM28TX7
tech decided to replace water pump with no real evidence of that being the problem, pump looked good when we pulled it. radiator had cold spots when running up to temp, turns out the cold spots must have been air pockets because that did not take care of the p...
2006 Mazda 6 Mazdaspeed 2.3L No Start
Came in running poorly at idle and long crank times intermittently. Checked for codes and none found. Checked TSBs and found a carbon problem for these. Disconnected the tank line behind engine (one blue and one red)hooked up motorvac to engine before high pre...
2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AZ18W39
This car was just purchased by customer came in with engine light on and both of these codes p0011 and p0021 for valve timing performance. No drivability issues or engine noise just mil on. Cleared code and light came back next day. Replaced b1 valve timing so... Trouble codes: P0011 (Intake valve timing control perform b1), P0021 (Intake valve timing control perform b2)
1997 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 2.3L Fuel Gauge VIN: YS3CF68M0V
Improper reading on fuel gauge when driving, stop car and cycle key reading on fuel gauge in dash changes. I checked resistance on sender unit which was 363 ohms full,also back probed connector at sender when plugged in on signal wire and had 3.45 volts full. ...
2004 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Engine VIN: YS3FD45Y04
Hello to all techs. Wondering if any techs out there have figured out a way to set TDC timing on these cars without the Kent Moore tool. This car is an ARC with a high pressure turbo so I would need the specs for the tool with last three numbers 079 gold blo...
2006 Saab 9-7x 4.2i 4.2L 4wd wont disengauge VIN: 5S3ET13S26
this car wont come out of 4wd or all wheel drive and has trouble when making tight turns
1999 Subaru Legacy Brighton 2.2L Misfire VIN: 4S3BK4254X
Customer brought the vehicle in with a used engine partially installed, I finished it up. Had a cam sensor code when it started, found the sensor physically broken, then replaced. The cam sensor code(p0340) continues to come back immediately. Cylinders #2 and ... Trouble codes: P0340
2000 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L No Start VIN: 4S3BE6358Y
hi guys got this car in with a intermittent surge while driving and a hard start after putting fuel in checked fuel pressure ok at 35 stayed the same while surging replaced o2 sensor no more surge but it still hard starts when you put fuel in customer has to p...
2008 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L Engine VIN: 4S4BP61C78
This subaru has a abnormal amount of noise at idle. It is a loud tick. At first I thought it was coming from the drivers side valve cover. I adjusted to valves and the noise did not change. I am aware of the piston slap issues on these things. That was my next...
2007 Suzuki XL-7 3.6L Engine VIN: 2S3DA21797
This suzuki has a bad engine do to low oil.i would like to know if a 2008 chevy malibu with the 3.6l. V6 ly7 would work in this suv.

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2002 Acura TL 3.2L Misfire VIN: 19UUA566X2
Thanks to all that took time to help. Custermer had to have car was very pleased with the inprovement made to car but still have that slight misfire at idle . I did check and clean egr passage at the plate and the holes at the egr valve. same thing. The plugs ... Trouble codes: P1399, P0304.
2004 Acura TSX 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4CL96884
FIXED: #2 was stuck in VTEC mode all the time due to stuck VTEC ativation PIN/Valve in #2 Exhaust Rocker Assembly when checking valve clearance i noticed that all 3 rockers on #2 exhaust were moving together and were stuck in VTEC mode all the time due to negl... Trouble codes: P0302.
2006 BMW 525xi 3.0L Unknown VIN: WBANF33546
Remove the heater case & install new Evap Core, I Never seen a Evap core Like this one, it was completely clogged up with dirt&leaves,etc... The new core took care of the problem
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Heater VIN: WBAVB13546
Thank you for all the replies. After the electric water pump was replaced, the air bleed proceedure ( KOEO, hold accel pedal down for 10 seconds, heater on high, blower low speed, wait 12 minutes) the system did bleed the cooling system. A small stream of mo...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCFC29U6X
Thanks for all the replies all of them good. Just ran out of time with this one as the owner is moving to Colorado and leaving this weekend. Everything I did to it has helped, the idle is only slightly rough and I understand most 6.0's are a little rough idl...
2005 Chevrolet Malibu 2.2L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G1ZS52F85
The car had originally bad spark plugs. I replaced them with brand new ones expecting they would be good (NGK 5019) Had one "dud". I did a cylinder balance test and no.1 was not doing much at all. so just for the hell of it moved the plugs around and misfire m... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple random missfire).
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD LT 6.6L no crank VIN: 1GBJK39628
ok will try and keep it short.1)the reason the ecm would not flash is due to the fact that the tech was unplugging the tech2 from the pc, the 2008 file is too bit suggested he use it as a pass thru,flash solved. truck starts and runs, find ebcm plug damaged, r...
2011 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6L lite VIN: 1GNKVEED6B
sent vehicle to a gm dealer suspect bcm problem but donot have equipment to reprogram them thanks for all the sugestions
2002 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1C3EL46X82
thanks fellow tech looks like customer had timing belt replaced befrore bring vechile in for tuneup timing belt off a couple of teeth thanks for your help
2006 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L Rear Wiper VIN: 2A8GP64L56
Well, I struck out. Van is going to the dealer. I have battery power and ground but the signal is missing. Genisys can command rear wiper on and switches on dash change voltage: 2v, 3v and 4v. but no action. BCM is my suspect. When I find out I will relay the ...
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 5.7L Unknown VIN: 1D7HU18D04
Owner took the truck and he is bringing it back next week.we are going to replace the valve body and see well let you guys know what happens thanks for all the help. sorry for the late reply
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF1722W
I tested for power at both sensors, passes, installed new test oxygen sensor, cleared codes and passed one side, tested the other side, same results. Thank everyone, that worked out perfectly. I suspect the other tech may have let the exhaust hang on the o2 wi... Trouble codes: P0155, P0135.
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTRX18L0Y
ford f150 fixed.installed computer all is would flash a noid light,can anybody explain how the computer can short a coil. thanks again iatn
2005 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L Lighting VIN: 2FMDA52215
This was the first time i ever had just one reply. So thankyou Benny [...] for your time.As i said this was at a bodyshop. They put a used door on that had a bad door ajar switch in the latch. That fixed the lights. The cluster i sent out to ford to get fixed...
2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L starter VIN: 1FTPW14V17
It's fixed. Thanks to everyone for their helpful replies and a special thanks to William and James who recommended checking the PCM power relay which was the culprit. We installed a new relay in the passenger compartment fuse block and the truck is fixed. Ev...
2004 GMC Sierra 3500 6.0L ABS module VIN: 1GDJK34U04
This vehicle is finally fixed. As Daniel stated I went back and went over the whole harness again check for any breaks in the loom or spots where it could of rubbed threw. The brakes lines have been replaced so I check there and made sure none of the new brake...
1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1J4FF68S7X
Most of the replies went right to the primary oxygen sensor. trying to speed the process I went with a Denso aftermarket sensor and the Jeep is two consecutive mornings driving just fine! This came to us after another shop installed full tune-up and air intake...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW58N7Y
Well I removed the crank sensor from engine and it did not look like a Chrysler sensor. It had some numbers that do not resemble Chrysler part numbers. I contacted customer and questioned him more and finally he told me he did replace cam sensor with o.e. but ... Trouble codes: P0320, P0725.
2004 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L abs VIN: 2MEFM74W84
after many hours of testing to no other conclusions, i shipped the car to ford and they said the module was bad again. I ordered another module and the car seems to be fixed, it has been a week now and all is o.k. Thank you for all the help. Hard to believe yo...
2005 Nissan Frontier Nismo Off-Road 4.0L alternator
well i will never ever ever use an aftermarket alternator again not even on a pinto! as it was the problem. Installed Nissan reman alternator and have had no problems since. Thanks for the help!
2006 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L Misfire VIN: 5Y2SL65836
Sorry I took so long.That IGF was the issue. It has a 5 volt all the time and gets pulled to ground on every spark event.Iwasnt getting the 5 v reference to the #1 coil.I was getting spark but no inj. pulse the 5v ref. wire was broken where it goes thru the fi... Trouble codes: P0351.
1987 Porsche 924 S 2.5L No Start VIN: WP0AA092XH
thanks to everyone who help. found the problem to be bad grounds at the rear of the engine. clean and retighten and the vehicle started. thanks again to everyone.
2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4.0L Engine VIN: JTEBU4BF3B
Decided to refer this repair to another shop that is better suited for heavy mechanical repairs. Thanks to all who replied.
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