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2008 BMW 750Li 4.8L Valve Body VIN: WBAHN83598
Customer complaint is transmission slipping and intermittently going in to park. Test drove car and verified complaint. Checked fluid level which is OK and scanned for codes with Autel Maxidas. Found code 4E89 "Solenoid valve 1 of Solenoid valve 2 mechanically...
2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Mechanical VIN: 1G1ND52J42
Vehicle was overheated, customer said she shut it off before it got into the red, she had it towed to her home and it sat in her garage for about 2 years. She then sent it in to have it repaired, failed block test and water pump leaking, we repaired heads,(mil...
2003 Chevrolet Tracker ZR2 2.5L No power VIN: 2CNBJ73473
Customer came in complaning of rattle noise in engine, and said when the oil was changed a screw driver had to be stuck in the drain hole to get oil to flow. Told customer noise was from chains and it may be do to sludge, recommended pulling valve covers to ch...
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L temp/blend door VIN: 1GNEK13ZX3
03 tahoe,customer complaint when you change temp control from 90 degrees to 89 degrees temp changes to full cold.verified complaint,happens every time.tried recal.head unit n.g.fuses o.k.,had one code for recirc.actuator.replaced now ok.no code and works prope...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L Unknown VIN: 2GCEK13TX4
I am asking for help as this truck has a scraping noise that almost like clock work comes on at 50mph. If you put the transfer case in auto mode 4wd and drive it the noise does change when you command it in and out. I have installed a used low mile complete di...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L power steering VIN: 1GCHK232X5
Customer complaint is steering stiff when making slow speed parking lot maneuvers. Truck is lifted with oversized tires. The truck has been steering fine for two years. Confirmed customer complaint truck will not turn unless moving. Wont turn at all when brake...
2005 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L Aux Outlet VIN: 1GCGG25V65
I'm trying to diagnose a 05 chevy express 2500 4.8l that keeps blowing fuse #30 for the aux outlet. It blows the fuse evey week sometimes up to two weeks. It will occationally blow fuse #29 for the driver side aux outlet but it has only blown that one 1 time i...
2006 Chevrolet C4500 Kodiak C4U042 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GBE4V1296
Posting this for my boss. This is a county transit bus. Apparently they feel the need to use up some tax money before end of year. Installing new engines and transmissions in the buses. Our shop has been doing the injector relearn procedures on these as they b...
2010 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1AF5F56A
I have an 2010 Cobalt and intermittently while driving down the road the odometer and speedometer bounce back and forth, along with all the warning lights coming on, and radio come on and off. Mil is on when in come into the shop, but now is off. It have a His... Trouble codes: U0073 (Control Module Communication BUS off), P0700 (Transmission Control System Malfunction Indicator Lamp Request)
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L engine idle VIN: 1B7KC2366W
This truck was towed in with this problem. Long crank time, then starts up, rolling idle for about 5 seconds, no throttle response,than it dies. Had a P1693 code. Customer had purchased and asked that we install a new updated Dodge lift pump kit and a new RB D...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D8GP44L23
Ok heres the deal. This Van was towed to me another shop had worked on it, but they never got it started. They replaced the crankshaft position sensor, ASD relay and fuel pump. We found the above mentioned codes. We found the ground for most of the engine sens... Trouble codes: P0118, P1598, P0123 (Tps Voltage High), P0509 (IAC Sens Circuit High)
2005 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1B3EL46X95
OK, So I thought I was done with this thing when I found I had wrong cams. Swapped out cams with correct ones, all crank and cam codes are gone, YA! it starts, it runs, rough, no power, very sluggish. I have checked for vacuum leaks, triple checked timing, ope...
2006 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L No Start VIN: 2B3KA53H76
what fun we have car was towed in no start you know its going to be fun when the tow truck driver tells you he has towed it from three different shops. for the most part i due imports so any help will do going over the codes and reading the scanner info i only... Trouble codes: P0652, P0642, P2127, P2122, P0118, P0198
1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 2FTDA54U1W
customer car was towed with no fuel pressure 0 psi we install fuel pump and now car start and dies after about 3 to 4 second got good spark and got fuel when car is on. I check and bypass the fuel safety switch. I check for bad ground, need your help, Trouble codes: P0230
2003 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP45X93
Hey all, Needing a little help on this mustang. Came in with a compalint of missing while driving. Road tested and verified complaint. Check codes with IDS, a couple cat codes only. The car runs perfect unless you you get over 3000 rpms. It will surge and also...
2003 Ford Excursion XLT 6.0L Low Power VIN: 1FMSU41P73
This vehicle has extreme low power on take off. It all started after another shop changed the head gaskets, FICM, and deleted the EGR cooler. When cold there is a huge 5-7 second delay in power delivery that makes it unsafe to drive. It does improve slightly w...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L all gauges/power windows VIN: 1FTPW12546
Hi folks! Getting beat up on this,no power windows/radio/gauges and I'm sure others I've not noticed yet. No trigger/switching to acc. delay relay-when I jump the "T" connections and power it up everything works except the gauges-also no power to breaker 401 u...
2007 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L suction line at compressor VIN: 1FAFP53U07
We replaced the ac compressor due to clutch pulley failure. After replacement system is cooling fine and all pressures are normal, but exhibits a vibration and audible rattle(at appx.1100rpm) in the suction line between the accumulator and compressor. Appears ...
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Misfire VIN: 1FTSX21Y58
Truck sets codes codes PO300 and PO316, there was a code for the trottle body out of range, removed and cleaned it. That code is no longer present. Removed spark plugs and checked, they were worn so I replaced them with motorcraft plugs. Code still came back s... Trouble codes: P0300, P0316, P0307
2005 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L Rear axle VIN: 1GKCT18X25
Good day poeple. I have this 05 Jimmy with a vibration starting at 100 KPH then just keeps getting worse as speed increases. I have an EVA (electronic vibration anyalses machine) which indicates a first order tire vibration. This tells me that the vibration is...
2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3L oil VIN: 5NPEU46F46
greetings fellow techs. we have a customer who went to a quick lube for an oil change. after changing their oil car would not start. we went up there and car had a very labored crank but would turn engine very slowly and started getting smoke out of starter. c...
2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L chassis? VIN: 1J4GL48K96
bad vibration on decel about 45 to 40 then nothing 20 to about 5 mph vibration returns neutral shift vibration lessons but still there.no vibration on accel.removed diff covers no unexpected amount of metal.drain transfer case same no debris.cust had tires bal...
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L check engine VIN: SALMF11474
Have code 22,oxygen sensor2 before cat ageing TV,replaced both oxygen sensors,check engine light came back on same code
2001 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L Unknown
We have done timing belt-water pump then found out needed Head gasket. NAPA machine shop did complete head work, sent back with 20 thous. shim. because it had been done before now we have slight surge - lurching at idle fuel trims are at a -1 to +2. runs good ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L evaporator VIN: WDBRN47J42
I could really use some help on this vehicle. By trade i am a factory trained MB tech, but I have not worked at the dealer since the 80's. We use All data at the shop, I'm trying to change the evaporator on this vehicle , and I can't find any good directions. ...
2004 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Driver Info Center VIN: 1MEFM55S74
Intermittently The Service Brake System Message Will Come On In The DIC, It Has Happened Twice To Her Never For Me, Does Anyone Know What Triggers That Message There Are No Codes In The ABS Or IPC Except One For Compass Problem I Have Been Driving This Vehicle...
2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L check engine light VIN: WMWMF73537
vehicle came to shop no start did have a low compression move the valve cover founded broken upper chain guide replacedthe timing chain guides tensioner still low compression on couple cylinders Founded carbon build up on the valves removed the head sent to ma...
2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Hits neutral when accelerating from stop in Drive VIN: 4A3AA46GX1
Hello all, We are stuck with this 2001 Galant that a customer had towed here after a minor accident. Car slid off road & hit curb on left side. Ended up being an insurance claim. Major damage to left rear suspension, minor damage to left front suspension, both...
2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L exhaust VIN: JN8AZ08W13
car is making a moaning noise when you accelerate. sounds like an exhaust noise, and it sounds like it is right underneath of you when your driving. i have inspected exhaust system and engine mounts and air intake ducting, all look o.k. we have put 2 different...
2006 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L Timing Chain VIN: 1N6BA06A36
Quick question on changing the timing kit on these trucks -- can it be done with the motor in the truck? I've seen the question many times on the web and the answer always seems to be the AllData directions for the change in which the first step is to remove t...
2006 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.8L me9 VIN: YS3FH71U16
If i remove the ECM main ground then pulse it on and off the ECM EVENTUALLY IT CAUSES the Ecm to be seen on the can and then the car starts . but if i leave it grounded and turn off the key after about 20 secs cannot restart unless i remove ground and pukse it...
2004 Toyota Tacoma 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 5TEVL52N94
I have been trying to repair code poo31 on this truck thought it was air fuel densor.may still have a bad sensor.but the problem that i am havong is that when i read o2 voltagr with scan tool; .front o2 reads 3 volts all the tome pluged up or unpluged.rear rea...
1992 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Surge, Cuts out VIN: WVWCC5152N
Group I need a direction to go on this vw. I have a buck or jerk while driving. It seems to happen intermittently once driven for 5-6 miles or more. Town or highway driving happens. Feels like the key is shut off and on multiple times then clears up. I have no...
2006 Volkswagen Touareg 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Pinging VIN: WVGZG77L26
Vehicle will misfire on #5 cyl only when very warm and under full load. I can hear pinging also, when under full load. Fuel pressure stays above 4.2 BAR when problem occurs. I have switched plugs and coils, problem stays on #5 cyl. Fuel trim is OK(ST 1%,LT -4.... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305 (Cyl 5 Misfire), P0325 (Knock Sensor)
2009 Volkswagen Jetta SE 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRM71K49
Firstly,thanks in advance for your assistance. This one is for all those VW gods out there. This vehicle came in with a p0106 code a few weeks ago. the customer does his research on his vehicle came wanting this sensor to be replaced. So we replaced the sensor... Trouble codes: P0106

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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Interior lighting VIN: WAUDT74F05
Thanks to everyone who replied! Took it over to the local Audi dealer and had the comfort control module reprogrammed. All is well now! Thanks again!
1998 BMW M3 3.2L Release Bearing VIN: WBSCD9326W
2005 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBL93415
Thanks to all who responded. 3 issues found a resolved. 1-tank vent valve was bad. Replaced and still could not get readiness monitor to set. Smoke tested intake and found leak from elbow connector at vacuum rail. Replaced and still had MIL on and readines... Trouble codes: 232 (Tank Vent Valve Function Test).
2004 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L high fuel pre. VIN: 1GYEK63N54
thanks for all the help.i will be puting in a new pump unit and see how it works.
1996 Chevrolet G30 Chevy Van 5.7L transmission VIN: 1GCGG35K5T
We replaced the transmission with a used unit and it fixed the problem. Thanks again for all who gave there ideas!!
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13S63
Thanks for all the replies with such good information. Since my scanner is out for repair I went thru the basics. Changed oil, check the wires and all seem good. So I decide to put a new cam sensor which is cheap and easy to change!!! Definitely worth the try!... Trouble codes: P1345 (Cam/ckp correlation).
2006 Chevrolet Aveo LS 1.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, MIL flashing VIN: KL1TD66626
Replaced the coil, All issues went away. Very curious that there were no visible misfires when watching the misfire monitor, nor did it feel like a standard misfire upon arrival. Timing was dead on. The "coolant degassing valve" was a little sticky, a little b... Trouble codes: P2680 (description unavailable), P0300, P0301, P0304.
2007 Chevrolet Avalanche LTZ 5.3L Auto 4wd VIN: 3GNFK12367
2001 Dodge Durango 4.7L cylinder head VIN: 1B4HR28N61
I am calling it "fixed" because I am satisfied with the great responses.I decided to "bite the bullet"and pull front cover in order to remove head.I think for me this was the right way to go since I am import tech.Head is at machine shop and I am confident it ...
2002 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L Transmission VIN: 1B7HL38N12
Special thanks to Scott for his off-line help. I went out to do some followup testing on the truck and it would no longer go into reverse unless I ratcheted the shifter between drive and reverse a couple of times. With the cost of a low miles complete used tra...
2007 Dodge Ram 3500 ST 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 3D7MX48C97
The customer continued to drive this vehicle and came back yesterday with the problem being now significantly worse. You could watch with the scan tool the actual and desired fuel pressure. The actual pressure was all over the place, usually spiking up then ...
2003 Ford E-250 5.4L MIL Lamp on, p0174 lean bank 2 VIN: 1FTNE24LX3
Thanks for all the info- it turns out the new mass air flow was a dud- so much for quality control- I put another sensor in from the dealer , cleared codes and memory, roadtested and set all monitors and vehicle is now running as it should- all readings are go... Trouble codes: 174 (lean bank two).
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L 4 wheel high VIN: 1FTPX145X5
Hey sorry for the late update but my customer picked up the truck and was going to bring it back the following monday but he never came back.The information that I received will be helpful if he ever comes back.Thanks again for the location of IWE SOLENOID AND...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L no speed reading fround wheels only VIN: 1FBNE31L46
Very grateful for all the quick responses, will follow up with what I found for a fix, next on to our research and development on the 200 MPG vehicle, we have to subsidize our over head with repairs, unlike our government for which has no comprehension of a s...
2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L calipers VIN: 1FTSW21P57
2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L Misfire VIN: 5J6YH27543
Thanks for all the responses. It was the Exhaust Valve adjustments, I also found 1 Intake Valve tight. Runs Great. Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P0141.
2004 Hummer H2 6.0L Check engine light VIN: 5GRGN23U14
Hi and thanks for the help. We ended up running a fuel flush to clean the injectors. so far the truck has not had any problems. That was two weeks ago. thanks again
2005 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L Ride Height Calibration VIN: SALAE25425
Several tries and truck would sit level. Customer has had for a while with not complaints so far.
2002 Lexus IS300 3.0L broken connector VIN: JTHBD19242
James from California nailed it. We got another T2 connector, put the wires in their proper positions, and sent her on her way. thanks to all, for the help.
2005 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Starting VIN: 1N4BA41E45
Well I had a hard time understanding what was going on with the coins falling into a slot...after a little bit of searching I found the answer. There is a slot in the top of the HVAC module itself which change falls into. Pulled the module out and seperated ...
2005 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L Brake Lights VIN: 1G2ZH52875
Ok guys, this one is fixed and out the door. Most replies were correct in saying that the brake pedal position sensor had to be recalibrated in order for the brake lights to work properly. One question I have is what was wrong with the simple two wire push but...
2005 Subaru Outback i 2.5L Awd VIN: 4S4BP61C15
I changed the atf and filter and it helped a bit. the trans rear housing will be removed at a later date for repairs. Thanks for your help.
2006 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L battery drain VIN: 4S4BP61C56
Its fixed--2 area's, 1 under the drivers seat, is the connector for a tpm module, its on the bottom side of the harness and almost completely taped over so really look good and it was green and backfeeding, just cut it out and insolate the wires. 2 the rear ha...
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4T1SK12E3S
Sorry for the late post as I took ill during the process. I still have the vehicle and I have tried the information in the posts and im still stuck in it. Cleaned idle air control with no result. I tried the original dist with the coil from the reman and it r...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSA81H8W
Thank you guys, IATN absolutely rocks!! I had previously tested the fuel pump relay and it bench tested fine. However, installed a new fuel pump relay, and it started right up. Many blessings to all of you for your help. Trouble codes: P1225 (8- All four fuel injectors short to ground), P1425 (EVAP Purge Valve Short to Ground), P1472 (EVAP leak detection pump short to ground), P1613 (MIL Call-up circuit short to ground the MIL is operating.).
2007 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWFV71K17
Thank you for responces.Even though checking wastegate bypass valve heard it clicking it was bad.Manually checked wastegate rod movement and was good .Applied pressure to waste gate actuator and it moved.Hooked up gauge and was getting lower pressure from bypa... Trouble codes: P0299.
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Unknown VIN: YV1LS5517P
Well the customer desided not to dig any more into this P.O.S. Thank you to everyone who offered help!
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