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2002 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAET37482
Vehicle has extended crank when cold, or after 6 seconds engine-off during warm-up. There is a whoosh sound from the intake manifold area just before the problem will re-occur. Engine starts right up if cranked prior to the whoosh... Crank time is approximatel... Trouble codes: 08 (MAF Signal), A8 (Thermostat Stuck Open)
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1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G4HP52KXV
Thanks for any help on this nightmare you can give me. This car came in for an intermittent stalling condition. I scanned for codes the only one stored was P0121 throttle position or app problems. This code has been popping on and off this car for years, with ...
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1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Poor Fuel Economy
Hi guys this car has been seating for 3 years, with half tank of fuel. I want to remove old fuel and install new fuel i have tryed pumping fuel out via hot wiring prime connector ,fuel runs for 3 seconds then goes to small dribble but can still hear pump run. ...
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1995 Chevrolet S10 4.3L 4w/drive VIN: 1GCCT14Z9S
Hi all.I have this s/10 that tries to engage 4w drive by it'self driving down road.We replaced switch because it was bad(not working at all)and this helped the problem-it went from doing it alot to only doing it occasionly.You can hear actuator trying to engag...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L No Start, No Communication VIN: 1GCHK24U34
Vehicle has following symptoms: no crank, no start, no communication with PCM or TCM. Trying to use AESwave Linespi, but not sure what pins to probe (no user manual provided). Need help on resolving the no communication problem. Fuse for cigarette lighter was ... Trouble codes: U1000 (Class 2 Data Link), U1300 (Class 2 Data Link Shorted), U1301 (Class 2 Data Link Shorted), U1305 (Class 2 Data Link Low or High)
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2011 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6L No Start VIN: 2G1FC1ED0B
One for you Good Wrench dealer guys. Got this 2011 Camaro that was wrecked on right front, PCM damaged in wreck and replaced by used rebuild with the vin programmed in. When I went in to program it with my Tech2 and Tis To Web for the security system I got an ...
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2004 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 2C3HD46R44
I have been saddled with this car left from former employees I have ran long term and short scan and smoked the intake. found that the throttle shaft leaked smoke.checked the work of the others and seems to be ok in the parts that were put on. Car has a slight... Trouble codes: 301 (1 cylinder Misfire 1year ago), 304 (Random cylinder misfire current)
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2000 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L ignition system VIN: 1B3EJ46X3Y
Shut the key off and the engine stays running and dash is still active, all for an extra 2 to 3 seconds. I had a 1999 cirrus (same basic car except that had v6) and when I shut that key off, it was off... Yup, customer had just replaced PCM, and I had replaced...
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2006 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L Unknown VIN: 2B3KA43H06
I have a good customer that has a a/c problem and I really dont do a/c work but I thought I would try to help him out. When you turn the a/c on all I am getting is hot air out the vents. I can move the temp knob to hot and it gets real hot and when I switch it...
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2006 Dodge Durango Adventurer 4.7L Driveshaft VIN: 1D4HD48N66
Replacing the complete driveshaft assembly with OEM part #[...]-AE. My concern is the new replacement driveshaft does not have the vibration dampner on the front yoke that the original driveshaft does, though there is a machined area for it. Chrysler parts ...
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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L dash lights VIN: 1D8HN44H58
this vechile is having a problem with all the lights coming on in dah when driving the wipers will come on by themselves and when this happens the front windows wont work it does it at diff times u can either be sitting still or just driving its weird i figure...
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2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Transmission VIN: 1FDXE45P04
This transmission will freewheel with a ratcheting sound if you power brake vehicle. Came in as a slipping complaint but trans does not slip, fluid has had regular service and the pan is spotless inside. Most often you can drive vehicle fine but when fault occ...
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTPW14514
Group, Vehicle came in with complaint of engine noise above 55 mph and 4x4 inop. Test drove and does have noise on accel and take off. Mufflers are so loud hard to tell what it is so checked under the hood and found tensioner and a/c clutch bad. I raised vehic...
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2004 Ford Expedition XLS 4.6L Radio VIN: 1FMRU13W74
This vehicle was just brought in from Hawaii and has developed an issue where the radio will either come on by itself with key off when parked or just stay on after engine is shut off. Customer says there was a "sizzling" type noise heard at the R/H kickpanel ...
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2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L 4 wheel high VIN: 1FTPX145X5
Hey guys one of my driver's brought in a used f-150 that he bought and he wanted me to check the operation of his 4 wheel drive.Well I put it into 4 wheel low and it operated properly but when I put it in 4 wheel high I got nothing but a very brief flash of th...
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L MIL Lamp on, Lack Of Power VIN: 1FTWW31P86
Have Checked EBP And At 4,000RPMs Was 28PSI And Map Was Around 21PSI. I Know This A Common Problem With These Just Have not Worked On To Many Trouble codes: 299 (TC Underboost)
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2007 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L No power on takeoff VIN: 1FMYU02Z37
hello,I have this escape that has no power on takeoff,but runs ok when you get up to speed or over 2500 rpm.It has more power if i turn a/c off and takes off better but i am not sold on its a low power problem.I am leaning toward torque converter and wonderin...
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2007 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Hesitation
truck runs good cold when it gets to temp. has no power both upstream o2s go lean at 22% both banks. no codes.please help.cam timming looks good eng. vac good
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2010 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTEW1C82A
One for you FOMOCO dealer guys. Shop replaced instrument cluster because a/c clutch would not engage and I have seen this before on these vehicles. They tried programming the PATS system with their aftermarket scanner but were unable to get it to program. They...
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2005 GMC Safari 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GKDM19X25
Hello All, Thanks in advance, Here's what I've got. I was asked to program the replacement pcm. Programming went fine. Upon attempting to start the vehicle it was a no start. No codes present.Upon a quick data scan found pcm ignition 1 voltage reads 1.2 volts ...
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2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Charging VIN: SHSRD78873
Hello again, This vehicle has had problems with no / slow cranking (Needing to be jumped) sporadically for a little over a year. First saw it in July 2012 when the owner asked to have a battery replaced. August 2012 it was back and tested and replaced the alte...
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2005 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Check Engine Light VIN: 2HGES26845
When starting vehicle check engine light flashes, vehicle surges. After 20 or 30 seconds surging stops and check engine stays on. Scanner will not communicate with pcm. all fuses are good. Customer states battery light came on first on highway and then check e...
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2009 Hyundai Elantra SE 2.0L No Start VIN: KMHDU46D99
Here's a gem guys and gals. This beauty came in on the hook after stalling and no start. Someone had started to diagnose and had removed valve cover, which showed the rockers CAKED with 1/2 of oil. Oil probably not changed for 20000 miles. Customer was told th...
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L electric window VIN: SAJHX6244W
Three times now the car has been brought into our shop with an inoperative drivers window. Each time the window has failed in the fully up position. The first time I used the Autologic scan tool to communicate with the module and after finding nothing wrong wi...
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2004 Jaguar XJR 4.2L 1 gear, 1>2shift VIN: SAJEA73BX4
Customer came in asking for a test drive to demo what seems like transmission related problems. When coming to a stop and then pulling away gently, intermittently the transmission will seem to be in neutral and only pick up 1st with a rough thunk as if there w...
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L power window, instrument cluster VIN: 1J4GW58J34
I have the jeep that the customer brought to me for the first time. His complaints are that all of the power windows are inoperative, odometer is inoperative, EVIC is inopertive. Confirmed that all window do not operate, odometer is inoperative, but all of the...
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2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1J8HR68M78
Thanks in advance. This Jeep came to our shop for stalling and lack of power. Happened two times and customer parked the car for the weekend. Scan test showed same code for all injector circuits in history. I test drove the car three times with no symptoms and... Trouble codes: P0261 (Fuel Injector 1 Circuit Low), P0264 (Fuel Injector 2 Circuit Low), P0267 (Fuel Injector 3 Circuit Low), P0270 (Fuel Injector 4 Circuit Low), P0273 (Fuel Injector 5 Circuit Low), P0276 (Fuel Injector 6 Circuit Low)
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2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7L shudder VIN: JM3TB38V48
shudder/vibration occurs in morning cruising around town. 4 or 5 times, then disappears, and drives fine.fluid in trans mission and diffs appear ok.no codes present.
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL (Car) 3.0L Extended Crank VIN: WDBCA25D6J
Vehicle has an extended crank at all times, worse when engine is warm. Cranking time exceeds 8-10 seconds. It has been to the local Benz dealer and several shops before, with no change. Bypassed cold start injector with no change. Cranking with pedal held at W...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBUF26JX6
Customer states that when first started and when coming to a idle the engine shakes running down road every thing seems normal. The only code in computer is 2562. he does say it is getting better the more he drives the car. Mitchell is no help. has anyone had ... Trouble codes: 2562 (Zero quantity calibration for injector 2 cylinder upper learing range)
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1998 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, misses VIN: 4M2ZV1110W
came to the shop missing very badly cyls 3 and 5 haqve no injector pulse there is voltage to the injectors but they are not pulsing,,,#3 ohmed 25.4 # 5 ohmed 40.1 we have replaced these injectors but have not found why no pulse ,,did wiggle tests,
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2006 Nissan Sentra S 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CBD1D06
vehicle was towed in for a crank no start no communication with pcm found bad connection in harness suppling power to pcm repaired and found fuel pump was inop, replaced fuel pump when the car started ran poorly replaced spark plugs also had 1 bad coil recomme... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0303, P0304 (Misfire cylinder 4)
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2009 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 4T1BE46K99
Running currently. Owner said it would start, run 2 seconds then die.Tried about 15 times, this is the first and only time it has happened. Key's used are the same ones that they have always had. Did not notice a security light but was unsure. This was a forme... Trouble codes: B2799 (Engine Immobilizer system malfunction)
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2010 Toyota Prius 1.8L No Start VIN: JTDKN3DU2A
Customer called from roadside. He said he heard a noise from the right rear while driving and the car shut off moments later. I suggested he call for a tow. Upon arrival the car would not start. I pulled engine code P3190 (poor engine power and two pending cod... Trouble codes: P3190 (poor engine power), P0A0D, P0A0F
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1999 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L shift cable VIN: 3VWAB81E1X
car towed in with clutch pedal on floor when started noisy clutch and no pedal return replaced clutch and flywheel and cable. now it will go into gear with engine off and pedal will not return to up position when pressed. all parts were oem and we have tried M...
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Idle Air Valve VIN: WBAAN374X1
So, I took the advise of all that responded. As such, I replaced the oil separated with all the hoses and tubes, cleaned the dip stick tube as it had a major blockage. Thanx for that bit of advise. Also replaced the intake gaskets and all vacuum lines. Replace...
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2007 Cadillac DTS 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD57907
Well where do I start,I have gone through all that everyone has suggested to no avail.The customer has agreed to drive the car because he has no performance issue just the mill and it is not on all the time.we did change that side tensioner with no help,we rec... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple misfire bank 1 on this car).
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1977 Chevrolet C10 Cheyenne 5.0L all gauges VIN: CCL447Z165
I finally got this truck back to check it and found all gauges working except the gas gauge and it turned out to be a gas sending unit was bad so replaced it and all is well thanks to everyone
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2004 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L ABS Module VIN: 1G1YY32G24
WEll, It's Not Fixed But I Need To Close This. I Went One Step Further In My Diagnosing And Switch The LF WSS Wires With The RF WSS Wires At The Module To Eliminate Any Wire Issues And Still The LF Code Would Appear Again And Only In History. I Figured At Th...
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2008 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3L rear wiper VIN: 1GNFC13028
Well we inspected the wire harness through the door jam and found no chafing or possible problems, replaced the wiper motor and have been waiting to see. No problems so far. two weeks now, so we will call this one fixed, Thank you to those who replied, all we...
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2010 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ 3.0L Navigation VIN: 2CNFLFEYXA
I believe I received 12 replies and 11 of them were right! I guess it should have been obvious to me, sorry to waste your guys time. An update fixed this problem, GM did charge a pretty penny to do it, but my customer is happy and for me that's most important!...
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EX 3.8L spedo VIN: 2C8GP54L41
replaced the altenator and hasn't goofed up yet. Thinking back I remember this goes back to when I had the altenator rebuilt and had to be redone again and the speedo was acting up around the same time. Thanks for the help guys!
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2003 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Instrument Cluster VIN: 2C3HE66G53
Thanks guys for all the info, the replies were about evenly split on the cluster and switch being the culprit, the customer declined repairs as the cluster is not cheap,he did however install a used switch, he called to say that so far so good !! I think it w...
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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.2L No Start VIN: 2D7JB21Y93
Thanks to all that replied and extra thanks to Mike [...] for his additional help. After getting good readings from the cam and crank sensors, checking the ASD circuit, checking to see that there was no spark even on the auto check from the scanner an... Trouble codes: P0351 (Coil primary ckt), P1388 (ASD Relay ckt open or short).
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2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FAFP53U72
Ok guys this is one of those situations where I should have checked my work. As I said previously, I eliminated the pressure sensor early on in my diagnosis due to the fact that I had consistant readings in the data pid which matched pressure gauge readings, s... Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel rail pressure sensor A cicuit range performance).
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2003 Ford E-250 4.6L Compressor VIN: 1FTNS24W93
Vehicle has been working with customer for 2 days and worked at the shop for 4 days. I replaced both high pressure and cycle switches but I think the problem was at the connector at the high pressure switch. It was hard to lock in the connector so I removed th...
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2003 Ford Escape Limited 2.0L Battery Light VIN: 1FMYU02B23
Thanks for all the replies. It turns out we had a rebuilt alternator with the wrong regulator. replaced alternator and car was fixed
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2008 Ford Fusion SEL 2.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, only runs off idle VIN: 3FAHP08Z88
Thanks for all your replies. Most of you suggested checking the physical cam timing with proper tools which we did. It was off a little bit at both cams and the timing dampner (with the tone ring for the crank sensor)was also off a little bit but correcting th...
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2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L Air Duct Flow VIN: 1GKDT13S12
Tanks to all. GM must have had a problem with the temp sensors in the duct work (they had many in stock). Following the advice of some I needed the temp sensors for the pass side. Installation was not easy but worth it. Thanks again. al
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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L "G" Sensor VIN: KM8SC73D92
had a broken ring on the right front halfshaft replaced and is now good to go thanks to all
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2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Stall VIN: KMHWF25S32
This Hyundai is fixed. The tcc solenoid was mechanically hung on and was tring to lock converter at idle only in drive. It passed all electrical tests but was allowing fluid flow to converter. Car idled fine in park,reverse and neutral but would stall almos... Trouble codes: P0335, P0102.
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L memory seats and mirrows VIN: SAJHX124XW
car was an a wreck, request more time to check my wireharness, customer did not want to spend more time or money in the car, thanks for all you help
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1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L air suspension VIN: SALTY1248X
Thanks to all who replied, but I was unable to get the information I wanted. The owner is unwilling to invest in the springs at this time. The vehicle is at normal ride height with the factory system as long as long as the system fuse is pulled after manually ...
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2003 Lexus ES300 3.0L timing belt VIN: JTHBF30G73
all is well with this car. after checking and replacing plugs and 2 coils car was misfiring on #3 and # 6. those are mating cylinders. found broken tooth on reluctor wheel. thanks to all who replied.
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1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L converter1-2 shift VIN: 1YVGF22C5W
I got some good response from 3 techs, thank you all for your help. As I mentioned this work was subbed out to another shop specializing in Trans rebuilds. As I mentioned this work was subbed out to another shop specializing in Trans rebuilds. I got a detail...
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2008 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L check engine light VIN: 1N4BA41E58
Thanks for all the replies. We installed the crank sensor but it did not fix the vehicle. Many replies steered us towards the timing chain. The customer is pursuing warranty with the dealer so I cannot claim a fix. sorry to say this one goes out as is. Thanks ...
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1981 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L Poor Idle Quality
ON BEHALF OF MY TECH THAT POSTED THIS I WILL THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR REPLIES. THE FIX FOR THIS WAS TO START FROM SCRATCH AND SET UP THE FUEL DISTRIBUTUION UNIT SINCE THINGS HAVE BEEN ADJUSTED BY PEOPLE WHO DID NOT KNOW BETTER. A RULE I FOLLOW IS IF YOU ARE NOT ...
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1970 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L Charging
Everone's response was yes it needs that bulb. What worked was using the ground to the light on the guage. It pretty much works like the factory, key on light comes on and goes out once the generator is working. Thanks for all the help.
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Brake Caliper VIN: 3VWSE69M42
Thanks to all. After trying many of the replys I received it ended up being I purchased a defected brake caliper. Installed another one and everything works. Al
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2005 Volvo XC90 V8 4.4L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1CZ85255
Thanks for all the inputs but customer decided to pick the car up and go straight to dealer for trade in. There is other repair needed (brakes, MIL issue) with this car. Most of you said the trans is the problem. I went back to scanner and look at torque conve... Trouble codes: P0193 (Fuel rail pressure sensor high - input no sub type information), P0506 (Idle air control system rpm lower than expected), P0175 (System too rich Bank 2), P0172 (System too rich Bank 1), P0089 (Fuel pressure regulator performance), P61A6.
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