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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Collision Repair VIN: WBAGN63433
Inspected battery safety terminal, buckles and air bags (non deployed) scanned SGM-ZGM no codes SIM had codes 93DF/93D0/93CD with other unreadable codes. All codes cleared but0,16,94,87 code. Called launch and they said it was a "factory" code and had no refer...
2004 Cadillac SRX 3.6L Starter VIN: 1GYEE63754
We replaced the transmission and now we are experiencing a no crank condition. Also can't turn the key to the lock position. We charged the battery overnight and it started right up and the key goes to the lock position. We checked the battery and it checked g...
1999 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L MIL Lamp on
customer replaced fuel pump before we got involved. long term fuel trims 25% on both banks at idle. Smoked entire intake and found no leaks. Replaced maf twice, no change for better. Wondering if fuel pressure is too low or if injectors are starting to get res... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank2)
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Injector Knock VIN: 1GCHK23194
Customer requested to replace all eight fuel injectors. The dealer told him he needed 4 (due to smoke)so he wanted all eight replaced. We found debris (slug?) in #4,6 & 8. After replacing the injectors and cleaning all the tubes and rails. The truck runs like ...
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L drivability VIN: 3B7KF23C1T
Vehicle came in with low power. No misfire no codes or other obvious complaints. System has add-on waste-gate in conjunction with O.E.M. waste gate. I found some problems with tubes that connected gauges and vacuum solenoids and repaired all tubes. Disconnecte...
2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L clutch line VIN: 1FDAF57P13
Truck towed in for a blown clutch line. Replaces it, lasted 3 days. Replaced again lasted 2 weeks. Talked to ford, LUK, Jasper, Perfection clutch, tranny shops. The consensis of opinion is that something has to be mechanically wrong to cause a repeated failure...
2005 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW12515
No need to reply, I'm hoping this helps others that are new to this system. The first thing we found was on the passenger side of the engine where the oil fill cap is. We saw one of the cam phaser ears was bent. Not good. Had heard in a class that the way this... Trouble codes: P0012 (Int cam position timing over retard Bank 1)
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTWW31PX5
This truck came into the shop with a NO Start issue after a hot soak. In the morning when cold this truck takes off cranks very fast runs great. After driving for about five miles bring it back to the shop shut it off it has a hard time starting back Everythin... Trouble codes: P0470
2006 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start
wifes car has been having a no start problem for about a month now. took it to work & no codes found obd2 or anti theft. went to fla on vacation , no problems. came back 1 day later it done it again. found spark at the plugs.after about 3 tries the car will st...
1990 GMC Jimmy 5.7L speedometer VIN: 1GKEV18K2L
Speedometer needle is stuck on 85mph & odometer does not work. scanned computer to find no codes but it reads MPH and seems accurate also. Checked fuses, all good, pulled gauge cluster out to test at connector. My All Data Pin tests and color of wires in the p...
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Torque Converter Lock up VIN: 1HGES165X1
Hi guys!! I have this civic with intermittent P0740. I can test drive and it will set P0740 once in a while and I can see the command for lock up and nothing happening. But it locks up fine sometimes too. I just drove it home and it did not lock up and set P0...
2008 Hyundai Elantra SE 2.0L no Cold AC VIN: KMHDU46D48
Ok, lady brought this elantra in, it's blowing freezing cold air, pressures are normal, scanned it with high level scanner and no codes show, live data on Ac shows all normal. She says AC stops blowing randomly, sometimes after a 2 hour trip, sometimes first t...
2007 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJWA82B67
This fault will not go away, we have installed the new listed parts above, we also updated the PCM with the latest software calibration, the air pump is NOT stuck on like the fault code indicates, it operates normally per temperature like it should, When you c... Trouble codes: P2444 (Secondary Air Injection Pump stuck on Bank 1)
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L idle fluctuation VIN: WDBFA66EXN
This car has a constant idle fluctuation of about 500 rpm at idle that seems to be on a rhythmic pattern(up down up down in the same time frame).It occurred out of nowhere. It can be felt driving down the road also. I have a AST/Programa pulse code reader that...
2010 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDPPF4CC3A
Hi guys. Need help on the code.we had this truck last week with low boost code and code listed below. Took care the low boost issue but could not find any info on p106200 code. Sprinter teckinfo website has code listed but no description what so ever.called me... Trouble codes: P1062, P7000, P7010
2008 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L check engine light VIN: 1N4BA41E58
Hey, Persistent Nissan Maxima. Showed up with PO011/PO021. We installed both bank camshaft sensors. At first only PO011 came back and then after clearing both continue to come back. Vehicle runs and drives perfect. Pulled out both bank timing control solenoids...
2005 Saab 9-7x Linear 4.2L Differential VIN: 5S3ET13S75
The differential was replaced for groaning on turns per Saab service bulletin 06-04-20-001 that applies to 2005 Saab 9-7X vehicles only. The groaning went away but the customer is complaining about the noise of the tires slipping on the pavement when making tu...
1978 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L Fuel Pump VIN: RA42517348
3 fuel pumps have been replace, no fuel to pump. Move pump from front of vehicle to the back, still no fuel to pump. When using a smoke machine, tank gets pressure and pump gets primer.. After gas tank depressurize no more fuel to pump. Lines have no leaks, s...
1992 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, excessive rich VIN: JT2VK13E9N
Sorry so long, copied and pasted notes from work order in computer... Pulled a wiring diagram of the powertrain electronics. Printed them out, stapled them together, and then marked them up. Pulled the air intake and tested the mass air sensor for operation.... Trouble codes: 99 (No codes)
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WVWCD63BX5
this car cxame in due for timing belt. had a very bad vibration when in gears . worst in drive. once you take off its smooth. . all mount were changed. everything volkswagon parts. that this would fix vibration. feels like its coming from front of engine. has ...
2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSW31C46
Been awhile ladies and gentlemen, guess that's a good thing though. Yet here I am needing your assistance. I have a 06 Beetle that keeps setting code for evap leak. 1st visit, purge solenoid on intake wouldn't seal. Replaced with dealer part, Works great now. ... Trouble codes: P0455
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LS5522R
We found a melted cap and rotor which we replaced the first time the vehicle was towed in to our shop. Which by the way was to totally melted from being on fire (Internally). The rear cam seal which is under the distributor cap and rotor was also blown out of ...
2002 Volvo S40 1.9L Air Bag VIN: YV1VS29582
Hello, Air bag light is on with code SRS 013D, left SIPS bag, permanent fault. Inspected wiring under seat and all looks good. Can anyone tell me where I can find the resistance values for the air bags so that I can make up test connectors? I do not do enough ...

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2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2G4WS52J82
Thank you all for your input on this issue. The technician who was working on this took a leave of absence after a death in his family. I am going to replace the engine control computer which is now failing,(the car is not drivable with a scan tool plugged in)...
2003 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L oil leak VIN: 1G6KD54Y53
Took every ones advice and put the problem in the customers hands. they decided to replaced the rear main seal and put the car back together. Depending on how bad the leak is after the fact they will decide to keep the car or trade it off. Thanks for all the h...
1991 Chevrolet Camaro RS 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1G1FP23T9M
OK...i want to call this fixed, but i'll just called it diagnoised. DAVE FROM TEXAS was right on. Compression on drivers side was #2 60psi, #4 80psi, #6 90psi. Passenger side was better with #1 140psi, #3 150psi, and #5 140psi. I replaced the o2 sensor, and t... Trouble codes: 13 (02 Sensor).
2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L No Start VIN: 1GCCS1458Y
I would like to thank everyone for the help. Checked out the ICM and sure as snot it was bad. Replaced that and went ahead and installed new coils for peace of mind. Runs like a champ. Trouble codes: P0336 (crank position sensor performance), P0341 (cam position sensor performance).
2008 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.6L Fuse #44 underhood fuse block. VIN: 1GBJG31668
While testing for the intermittent short, the faulty circuit went open. It was the line from the fuse to the TCM. I wired around it and put it back in service. No problems since. Thanks, Mark
2002 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HG38X02
Well---How stupid am I?? Out of the 8 replies I received most said to make sure I hadn't installed the purge solenoid upside down. And sure enough I had. I'm sorry for wasting your time over something I should have caught. Thank you for taking the time to resp... Trouble codes: P0441.
2004 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Will not accelerate VIN: 3FAFP31334
After replacing the flex plate the car runs great. I have uploaded a picture of the flex plate into the knowledge base. If you want to see a picture search pictures under my name and you will be able to see it. this repair has been an amazing ride. I thank...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L poor performance VIN: 1FDWW37P65
First of all,thanks for the insight you all offered.Let me say,we found a test on IDENTIFIX that let us command the VGT wide open,We found the down pipe was not clamped correctly?seated against the turbo.We remounted the turbo,replaced the clamp,cleared the co... Trouble codes: P0046.
1994 GMC C2500 Sierra SL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Hard start VIN: 1GTFC24H9R
Replacing the Coolant temp sensor and pig tail seems to have taken care of the problem. The old sensor and pig tail did not show any signs of wear, and I was getting readings from the sensor throughout the warm up process, but decided to replace it anyway. Tha...
1997 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GKEC13R2V
Have not had a problem since I posted but as I stated earlier, the problem takes 11 to 12 weeks as a post repair. But if it happens again I will replace the dist with an OEM dist to include a cap, rotor and CKP. This was the assumption I was making to myself a... Trouble codes: 340 (cmp sensor).
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGCG1654Y
thanks guys,most replies were for egr problem,i did have it blocked off with an aluminum crushed can installed below it!what I found was the problem was ignition related.just a gut feeling about a cylinder dropping out,i purchased a new coil and with all six c...
2005 Hyundai Accent GLS 1.6L loss of power VIN: KMHCG35CX5
i'm pretty sure the cat is going to fix it. took it down a parts of it fell out. so that's where i'm starting
2006 Lexus SC430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHFN48Y06
Vehicle had additional damage to harness under rubber boot at left front of engine due to prior accident. Installed used harness. Trouble codes: P0154.
2007 Mercedes-Benz R350 4Matic 3.5L Air-Matic Suspension VIN: 4JGCB65E57
thank you guys for the help. i apply soapy water at both rear air struts, found very small leaks at the struts. replaced both struts, and compressor relay. performed vehicle ride height adjustment with mb-scanner. once again, thanks you guys.
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JN1CA31D81
The car is delivered and have not heard back as to any drivability complaints. First I would say that about half of the responses were to check for mechanical problems. I did not figure that a mechanical issue would change depending upon what MAF I had on the ...
2002 Nissan Quest SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2ZN16TX2
I did replace again both O2 sensors and MAF OE for experiment and same fault return,my final conclusion PCM at fault,customer declined repair due to cost which is out of my hand,thanks to all the reply. Cheers. Ronny. Trouble codes: P0138 (Slow Response bank 1 Sensor 2), P0139 (High Voltage bank 1 Sensor 2).
2007 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L ecm VIN: YS3FD49YX7
Used Ecu fixed the car. Installed it, and added it. I believe anders and one other mentioned battery voltage must be constant when programming. I use a voltage maintainer from programa tools. Tool is tech 2 and I use tis2web. There were no interruptions ...
2000 Subaru Forester L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF6351Y
1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L No Start VIN: 4TANL42N6T
After much trial and error we replaced the fuel pump which fixed the problem. In review we believe the vehicle was experiencing a vapor lock which required more fuel pressure to purge than the pump could deliver... every though the pressure and volume was with...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: WVWMA23B1Y
First off thank you everyone for the help. Found the problem by accident. While looking for the bypass valve I noticed a small mark in the intake hose near the clamp at the turbo. Sure enough the intake hose was torn and sucking extra air. Change the hose ... Trouble codes: P0134 (O2 sensor bank 1 sensor 1 no activity), P3003, P0411 (Secondary air injection incorrect flow detected), P1136 (Fuel trim bank 1 too lean), P1545 (Throttle valve controller malfunction).
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBK31C35
Using the information provided by responding techs proved to be very useful. Group 32 and 33 in basic settings provided the most help in understanding why this system was biased rich. And basically it was only at idle. Creating an air leak would move the trim ... Trouble codes: 18628 (P2196 - B1S1 Reading Stuck Rich).
2007 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWEV71K57
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