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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Unknown VIN: WBADP6349Y
Tried a cam sensor cleaned vanos
1977 Chevrolet C10 Cheyenne 5.0L all gauges VIN: CCL447Z165
I am looking for a wiring diag for this truck so I can figure out the wiring going to gas gauges thanks in advance
1996 Chevrolet G30 Chevy Van 5.7L transmission VIN: 1GCGG35K5T
Thanks in advance to all who share their wisdom on this old beast. We have some trans problems that we weren't able to duplicate at first. The van seems to drive ok around town, maybe a little late shifting but nothing terribly out of the ordinary for this van...
1996 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L abs VIN: 1G1YY22P1T
Greatings everone. I am here once again seeking wisdom. This Vette came in with a Service ASR and ASR OFF lights on. Found code 65 and ran diagnostic tree and it claimed the module was at fault. After much searching found used module was the onl;y thing availa...
2003 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C8GT64L83
Hello again iATN, Have this pain in the rear grand caravan. Came in for complaint of loss of power while driving and check engine light. Pulled codes and found P0108-MAP High Voltage. Found Sensor stuck at 5volts on scanner. Replaced MAP, code resets immediate... Trouble codes: P0108
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic 2.4L mil VIN: 3C4FY48B65
Vehicle came in with MIL on, complains of drivablity in overdrive. Found P0700 (genreal trans code) and P0891, transmission control relay always on. Cleared codes after wiggle test and not being able to duplicate concern. Replaced Transmission Control Relay, t...
1997 Dodge Dakota 3.9L all gauges VIN: 1B7GL23X0V
Dodge technicians: removed dashboard to gain access to left door hinge bolt, re-installed dashboard and instrument cluster since doing that cluster doesn't work we have no gauges, speedometer or tach almost all warning lights are on, checked fuse 11 (ok) check...
1995 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10A3S
This is a friends truck. He put a used engine in it from a 1994 Ranger with a 2.3. He said there were a few things different intil he got to the crank sensor. The '94 has a 4 wire sensor under the timing cover by the crank pulley whereas the '95 has a 2 wire s...
2003 Ford E-350 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDSE35L23
Early or middle of warmup is when this occurs about 5 miles of driving. The vehicle will start to misfire on 2,4,5 cylinders. The customer will pull over and shut off the vehicle and it starts and runs fine again. Then it may not happen for another two weeks. ... Trouble codes: P1285 (cyl head over temp), P1299 (cyl head overtemp protect), P0302, P0304, P0305
2003 Ford Escape Limited 2.0L Battery Light VIN: 1FMYU02B23
Vehicle was towed in . No start condition. Tested battery which showed low but good. Recharged battery. Tested alternator output and showed 12v. Replaced alternator and retested showed 14.02 volts. Test drive battery light came on and stalled. Replaced alter...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTWX30P05
After listed repairs, re-started vehicle after 5 minute warm soak and engine was running rough, blowing smoke out exhaust. Installed scan tool, monitored ICP. On initial start-up found ICP desired at 60% & commanded at 60%. within seconds desired drops to abou...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTWW32P95
Customer comes in with a bad #8 injector - We recommend all injectors and he authorizes 4 for the left bank - did the job all went well. Truck ran good - customer called after he got home and said it seems like it was running rough at idle - I told him he may ... Trouble codes: P0272
2007 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L pats VIN: 1FTYR10D27
fist problem was intermitent loss of cluster, next problem was intermitent no start after couple times cycling key would start, when problems were present had no comm with any module ohmed out com lines checked good .03 ohms measured voltage on both comm lines...
2006 GMC Sierra 3500 SLT 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTJK33D56
Hello Duramax Gurus! This one code p003a turbocharger learn failed last ignition. P003a diag. chart say to test the vane position control solenoid circuit. Unplugged solenoid, test voltage to blue wire at solenoid wire key on 12V ok, test voltage to white wire... Trouble codes: P003A
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Unknown VIN: 2HKRL180X2
I would like to know which sensor is the one responsible for sending the output signal to the ABS Speed sensor or speedometer, because the speedometer and odometer are not working.
2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3L oil in oil VIN: 1HGCG32662
Used car dealer brought in vehicle which they had sold. Oil in water and customer said bad headgasket. Not really any oil in coolant. It had lots of water in oil and water in all 4 cyl. (Not a lot in cylinders but definitedly water as pistons cleaned and would...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L MIL Lamp on
Customer came in Jeep Cherakee complaint of intermittent instrument cluster inoperable. Upon going down the road cluster would drop out AC would blow warm air nagivational system would go out and windows and door locks would not operate.Surched tech knowlage b... Trouble codes: P1687, P1686, JTEC, EV1C, DDM, P0DM
2006 Mazda 3 i 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BK12F06
Hello fellow techs, this one seems to have thrown me for a loop. No after market gauges or equipment installed on this. Customer came in for engine light, short tests lead me to the TSB for the purge solenoid. replaced purge solenoid test drove and the code ca... Trouble codes: P2177
1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Convertable VIN: WDBFA67F6V
This car came in with 4 hydraulic cylinders for the convertible top (all 4 are in the trunk) leaking. There was not enough pressure to put the top down, or actuate a number of the locks. I'm supposed to raise the roll bar, and lift the compartment cover that w...
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...
2007 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, high idle VIN: 1G8AZ55F77
We cleaned the throttle body on this vehicle for maintence.The car will start and idle ok until you press the accelerator pedal.TPS goes to 17% and stays there.RPM is at about 2200.Tried the throttle relearn numerous times.Disconnected battery cables and conne... Trouble codes: P0507 (idle conrol system rpm too high symptom 00)
1992 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L Check engine light. VIN: JT2VK13E3N
Hello to everyone, Customer brought in a 1992 Camry V-6 3.0 liter. Check engine light DTC: 55 (Knock sensor Right side). Replaced knock sensor on bank 1 (Closest to firewall) and code 55 comes right back. Ohm checked the harness on both knock sensor circuits a...
2004 Toyota Matrix XRS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1KY32E44
I'm fighting a problem with the AIR system on this Matrix. I've got a p2441 (Secondary Air Injection System Switching Valve Stuck Closed). Everything seems to be testing out fine including the valves and the pump - the switching valve is definitely not stuck c... Trouble codes: P2441 (Air Injection System Switching Valve Stuck Closed)

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2001 Cadillac Catera 3.0L No Communication VIN: W06VR54R61
After unplugging all modules and trying to determine which one was pulling down the system, I rechecked the power going to DLC. The DLC had no power were i had first found good power and grounds to the DLC.I went to the fuse block under the dash and just by pu...
2001 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6L Alternator VIN: 1G6ET12941
Thank you everyone that replied. I am not one hundred percent sure this car is fixed. The last I heard the car is being driven every day. volts drop down to around 12.8 I say it not right other say PCM controls the voltage output. Thanks again everyone
1991 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L 1-2 shift VIN: 1GCDK14K2M
Hey guys thanks for all the input, the fix was band adjustment. I had installed the spacer shim that came in the shift kit, I think it made the band a little to tight. took out the spacer and all is good. Again thanks for all the input
1993 Chevrolet P30 5.7L engine assy VIN: 1GCHP32KXP
This body has Chevrolet and Step Van emblems on it. I cannot find any body identifiers. Anyway, I figured pulling the motor out the rh door is the correct way. Some of the floor panels are removable as well as a upper panel under the dash. I'm pretty sure I'll...
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD LT 6.0L Transmission? VIN: 1GCGK13U86
It was a toss-up between trans & transfer case... The tans pan was clean, the transfer case fluid clean also. The transfer case would never go into 4L, ever. So we replaced the transfer case. with a rebuilt and the customer was okay with that.
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.8L Suspension VIN: 1FTNW21S24
Well this one is fixed!! It was the driveshaft, I finally went to another driveshaft company and they worked their magic on this truck, the shaft was retubed and all rebuilt 100%. Steve from Cali really helped with his put the truck on jack stands trick. Th...
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.4L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21R58
Well it started running just fine so I delivered it. 1000 miles later it came back. #3 cylinder was no firing. Run a graph on the cylinders and sure enough #3 was crap. Called ford and got the injector swapped because of a defect, and now all is well. Runs gre...
2003 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, Limp Mode VIN: 1GKEK13T23
Well afterall the usefull info, I found the ground wire at the rear of right side of the engine to be bad,repaired the ground and truck has been driving fine since. Thanks for all the help! Trouble codes: P1518.
2008 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKER33708
Thank you Micheal and Steve. I ran a full can of Sea Foam upper intake and decarbonizer instead of the GM part. I ran the whole can even though the instructions said to use only half. After letting it set for 15 minutes I drove it aggresively. I came back to ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Engine misfire detected).
2007 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Cuts out VIN: 5FNYF18507
thanks for replies although vehicle now setting false codes with the vsa system & loosing communication intermitently. going to send to dealer for possible module replacement.
2009 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 5FNYF48939
I have to close this without a fix. Thanks for all the replies and I have more knowledge of Hondas now. I checked all the fuses with my test light and my ohm meter and they all checked good. I checked all grounds that I could find. This vehicle did not have ...
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCV51E53
had 1 post for flywheel, 1 post for O2 sensors. flywheel not removed, no movement in flex-plate. Referred to Infinity due to the dealer replacing CKP sensor, six plugs and coils. Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank sensor error).
2008 Lincoln MKZ 3.5L No Start VIN: 3LNHM28T58
thanks for all the replys the fix was replacing the ic cluster was lock up for key relearn also note if car has factory remote start opition you will need pats remote module replaced when replacing cluster it learn info for cluster only once thanks again for a... Trouble codes: B1213.
2005 Subaru Outback XT 2.5L spark VIN: 4S4BP68C85
thanks for all the replies after tearing down the crash noticed the left cam gears were off four teeth had to replace timing covers so replaced covers and belt realigning timing marks,that fixed the problem. thanks again.
2004 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TDZA22C64
Charles [...] were right on the money. It comes up under the center console, there is a small panel just to the right of the gas pedal that slides out of the way with a removal of a screw and the connector is right there. Thanks a lot! Trouble codes: P0037.
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