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2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L anti theft VIN: WBAGN63494
Hey Gang, it's always something! While checking / fault tracing codes 27A0 - electronics box cooling fan and 2761 - Secondary air system, an engine cranks but no start problem appeared. Immobilizer codes 2737 - anti-tamper protection and 27A4 - interface engi...
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1994 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L compressor shuts off VIN: 1G4HR52L1R
car came in with no LED on climate control head working and I put a used programer in it. Installed used programer and a/c works great for about 10 min and then shuts compressor off and switches a/c to economy. I did an evacuate and recharge and it was 6oz low...
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2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W61
thank you for any help here,, ran fine,, parked, next day no start.. will crank all day,, no pop, back fire, nothing,, plugs wet,, replaced plugs, , same thing, wet.with spark tester , spark junps half inch. i replaced ign control mod. dist cap,, #1 compressio...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L steering VIN: 1GCHK23245
This truck has me scratching my noodle, When truck is warm and usually driven for awhile all of a sudden the wheel pulls hard to the right and you have to hold onto the wheel to keep it straight. This can happen while going down a perfectly straight road witho...
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2007 Chevrolet Avalanche LTZ 5.3L Instrument cluster VIN: 3GNFK12327
Hello Everyone, I have this 07 Avalanche with the digital part of both instrument gauges out.Everything works , except the blue digital lower parts of the two main gauges. Cannot read mileage, PRND or info message display on the tach, or the speedo gauges. I w...
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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2.2L electronin power steering VIN: 1G1AT58H89
Customer complains that the power steering quits working. When the vehicle gets to the shop fuse 19 in the bcm is blown. Twice we have installed a new fuse and test driven extensively and can not duplicate the failure. We have inspected the wiring very closely...
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2011 Chevrolet Express 3500 4.8L chimsl (3rd stop lamp) VIN: 1GB0G2BA5B
Today the vehicle came to our shop with the 3rd stop lamp inop again. It is a 2011 GMC Savana 3500 cutaway with a box on the back. What I need is a wiring diagram for the stop lamp circuit. I am looking at the BCM and cannot find where the power out to the chm...
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2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L Fuel Gauge VIN: 2C8GF68434
Thanks for your help in advanced. I've been having an issue with this 2004 Pacifica(dual tanks). Vehicle is hard to fuel and the first half of fuel gauge reads normal. Then it drops to empty reading 37 miles to E or less. 1st repair I had replaced both modules...
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2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck TRX4 5.7L 4th to fifth shift VIN: 1D7HU18287
having problems shifting from 4th to 5th. when it does shift in to 5th the tires lock up for a split second. this only happens above 50 mph. fluid level and condition are good. if tow hall mode is activated trans goes to 3rd and wont shift up or down.
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2007 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L abs VIN: 2D4GP44LX7
van came in with codes 21fe-engine module missing and 31fe.both abs and trac lights are both on.we have noticed that the right front and left wheel speeds are reversed side to side.the left rear speed sensor does not register and the right front does not.we ha...
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2005 Ford Excursion Limited 6.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMSU43PX5
While idling cylinder 2 is at 20% drop from the rest. After approximately 2 minutes of idle and cylinder 4 drops. After approximately 2 minutes more cylinder 6 drops.. Then cylinder 8 drops. If left long enough cylinder 1 drops off... Shut the truck off and wa...
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2007 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L engine VIN: 3FAHP07177
i have a 3.0l ford with an oil leak above oil pan. i believe it holds the main bearings. Ford dealer says this is not serviceable. need to replace engine. anyone else ran into this? or has anyone attempted to repair?
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2009 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTPW12V39
this happened suddenly. Customer was driving and engine started to run bad and idle bad. Smelled "gas" and said fuel gauge was dropping fast. Found codes P2196 & P2198. Freeze frame indicated LTFT of 0 both banks. Cleared codes and reset KAM and rechecked. Whe... Trouble codes: P2196, P2198
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1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCD7239T
Customer brought me a used distributor to put on as the old one is aftermarket and suspected to causing misfire per someone elses diagnosis. So, I installed used distributor and now it cranks, but won't start. I reinstalled aftermarket distributor and still cr...
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2008 Infiniti G37 Sport 3.7L pedal stick VIN: JNKCV64E48
Hello nissan techs. This car has a history of clutch related problems like pedal not coming back looses hydraulic pressure .this time came in with no pedal we replaced the entire clutch,plate, disc, and bearing besides we changed the hose,slave and master cyli...
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1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Air Bag Light VIN: SAJKD6040X
Air bag light on car was in minor collision with no bags deployed codes b1881 right seat belt pretensioner open cleared and did not return, b1932 drivers air bag ckt high resistance or open. Very limited diagnostics found alldata mitchel etc. Air bag pids from...
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2005 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1J4GL58K55
Runs off external source. Runs without external source for about 5 sec. Fuel pump does run. Customer stated it ran rough nearing his house and when he when out to start it later it would not start. I'm confused. Any help or test would be great. Thanks Al Trouble codes: P0300 (Random/multiple cylinder misfire)
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2008 Jeep Compass Sport 2.0L Stall VIN: 1J8FT47078
When started cold vehicle will idle for approximately forty five minutes then would stall.Can be restarted immediately and will stall or run for several minutes then stall again.Using a Genisys scanner recording data would capture data that states ignition off...
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2005 Kia Amanti 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: KNALD12415
Have this Kia that seems to run slightly rough at idle. It almost feels like a vibration as opposed to a misfire, but that may not be the case. We recently replaced the plugs and wires (maintenance) and it ran fine thereafter for about 1 and 1/2 weeks before t... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0303 (MIsfire cylinder 3), P0305 (Misfire cylinder 5)
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2006 Kia Sportage EX 2.7L Cooling Systems VIN: KNDJF72396
ok when driving this sportage at first its ice cold ac. after 10min or so coolant temp goes to 3/4 hot. ac goes away. ahd heater will blow warm but not hot. cooling fan is blowing on high speed.
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Command audio system VIN: WDBNG70J82
Hello group, My name is Rob i'm working on this S-class that was brought in from the used car dealer. Complaint is that the audio goes out and nothing can be heard through speakers. Upon initial inspection noticed display in center "command" head at upper cent...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Rear Air Bags VIN: WDBUH82J44
I bought this car at auction. The rear air suspension was down. This is the wagon model and only has rear air suspension . The battery was dead so i jump started it and as it was running it said the rear was low don't drive it as i waited the left side airbag ...
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2004 Nissan Pathfinder Armada SE 5.6L Transfer case of front diff VIN: 5N1AA08B64
Only when in 4WD, there is a vibration at high speeds and the driveline binds so badly that the truck comes to a stop when turning at slow speeds. Operation is normal in 2WD (no vibration, no binding). I can't figure out if its the transfer case or the front d...
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2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L Fuel injection VIN: 1G3NL52E32
Thank you in advance for any help on this. Car came in with a no start witch turned in to a intermittent no start. When is wont start i have 58 lbs fuel pressure and spark but no injector Flash. Pin test at the PCM and no single come from the pcm. Does the pcm...
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1988 Rolls Royce Corniche II 6.7L blower motor VIN: SCAZD02A6J
The a/c system seems to operate normal for about 20 minutes, then the blower stops working and the a/c compressor starts to cycle on/off for about 8 to 10 seconds then stops cycling. After about 5 minutes, the compressor will start the cycling for about 8 to 1...
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2004 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L Stall VIN: JF1SG65664
Engine has intermittent stall, then trans. oil temp light flashes. It sets a transmission history code 11. Chart says check engine speed input signal. My question is, what is the engine speed input signal and does it go to ECM or to TRANS controller first. Trouble codes: 11 (Engine speed signal circuit)
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2003 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L lites on abs and brake VIN: 4T3ZF19C83
has code co 278 no pwr to abs cannot locate abs sol relay box did check Mitchell all data and atsg group for info schematics show engine room r/b no. 8 abs sol relay under hood by pass side wheel looked under hood fender cowl undercarriage behind glove box can...
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2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Window scraper VIN: 5TBRT34133
I attempted to renew the outer bottom trim part that includes the wiper/scraper function for the outer surface of the glass. Even with the replacement part in hand, I couldn't settle on the way to remove the old part. I looked in Alldata but there was no speci...
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2007 Toyota Matrix XR 1.8L Misfire VIN: 1NAX567890
Hello . We have this car running rough only when cold start up code p0303 misfire number 3 cylinder only ( only when cold) we swap coil and spark plug same thing we check valve clear right on the spec .engine very clean .only first start cold engine run rough ...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Crankcase VIN: WVWAC63B91
I need some help from the VW techs today. I probably shouldn't have but I bought this car with an overheating concern. I replaced the water pump, timing belt, & chain tensioner due to engine noise at top end when hot. I replaced the turbo due to oil leakage & ...
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2004 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1RS59V64
Failed smog test due to high NOX? operating temperature within specs 198F. no vacuum leak found. fuel filter is internal. The NOX will be caused by these factors: NOX can be formed by many component failures and system malfunctions - anything that allows the c...
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2002 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L unknown
Hi All, Thanks for all the help. I replaced the drive shaft front and rear cv joint and the thumping is no longer there. I advised the customer to change the wheels to prevent any more vibrations. Thanks again for all your help.
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L all cluster gauges VIN: WBAAV33421
Thank you all for your replies! I tried all that was suggested, I could not get it to respond. So I made some calls to cluster shop and after explaining the issue he said he had few of these and knows what the issue is,, its motherboard in back of the cluster...
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2011 Buick LaCrosse CXS 3.6L tires / bearings VIN: 1G4GE5ED1B
Well Changed all 4 bearings and all tires again this car still sounds like an old crv. Thank you for all the replies sometimes best to just move on.sorry could not fix this one.
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1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L 2-3 shift VIN: 1G6KD52Y0T
Thanks for the input.I did test the old solenoids when I took them out and the both would hold pressure.Iguess the 2-3 solenoid was intermittent.Went back and replace both solenoids and filter with updated kit.Wanted to wait a while to close request to see how...
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2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDT14W6Y
I would call this one a fixed. The vehicle have been out the door for three days now. I replace with a different brand of distributor cap and rotor; re-run and had no missed. Dan from Texas nails right on the spot with a photo of the distributor cap how it ... Trouble codes: P0300.
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L No Start
ENDED UP TESTING ALL COILS WHICH WERE GOOD FINALLY INSTALLED ANOTHER PCM AND AWAY IT WENT THANKS FOR THE REPLIES
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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, No power VIN: 1FTNF21576
Im gonna call it a fix- started this morning and ran teriable, got it to rev past 1000 and then took for a drive- after that it seemed to run fine- has to go thru a drive cycle I assume or something similar. Maybe related to KAM as one reply said? Anyhow thank... Trouble codes: P2104, P2107, P2110.
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2007 Ford E-250 4.6L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTNE24W57
Noticed the engine would stumble and misfire when we placed the shifter into second gear at a stop. Replaced transmission and it fixed both problems. What a weird one this was. Thanks for all the replies!
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2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0L Unknown VIN: 3FAHP0CG3A
SO I DID THE TESTING AS PERCRABED IN MICHLE AND NOTHING LED ME TO THE FIX, I ORDERED UP A NEW VALVE BODY FROM THE DEALER AND NO MORE PROBLUM THIS WAS A ONLY HOT CONDITION I ALSO LOOK AT THE REGULATOR VALVE AND THE BORE WAS FINE THERE WAS NO WARE. AS PER THE T....
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2007 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L gauge cluster VIN: 1GKFK16337
well, after pulling it apart again the other day i went through all my circuits and retraced all my steps. i pulled out the cluster, hvac head, radio, and to my surprise, the radio in this vehicle is aftermarket, but looked factory to me with the fit and finis...
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2001 Honda CR-V SE 2.0L Code VIN: JHLRD18771
YOU MUST INCLUDE THE LETTER PREFIX TO THE 8 DIGIT SERIAL NUMBER! ALSO, THIS VEHICLE DOES NOT SUPPORT THE FUNCTION TO DISPLAY THE SERIAL BY PRESSING THE 1 AND 6 PRESET BUTTONS. The code we received when including the b worked for our customer. I have always ...
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2003 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L No reverse VIN: KMHCG45CX3
Tanks to everybody who help me with this Fix was valve body replesment
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1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L pedal travel VIN: SAJNX2745S
Well I finally got back to this. I replaced the front brake hoses as most recommended. I hadn't done this originally because they were only a couple of seasons old. However this produced no change in the pedal drop. Shims between calipers and steering arms wer...
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2006 Lexus LX470 4.7L window switch VIN: JTJHT00W76
Thanks for the help. This vehicle is a 07, I inadvertently listed it as an 06 which gave me the help I needed. I could not find this info in Alldata for a 07, the correct info is shown for a 06. Both year model uses the same system. The procedure being---lower...
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2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JM1FE17N54
Even I seafoam it twice, the apex seal still sticks. I still put a quote on a used motor for the customer. I believed a used motor would take care of the problem. thanks for everyone's help. Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder misfire detected), P0506 (Idle control system rpm low), P0125 (Insufficient coolant temperature for closed loop).
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L cv shaft VIN: WDBJF82J0Y
I replace the shaft with a new one and the problem is fixed. thank you for the input
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2012 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 3.0L check engine light VIN: WDZPE7CC2C
I have not got this sprinter back but a couple of you say clean the throttle plate , egr and passages, and maf sensor I cleaned the maf sensor but didn't help at all and just have not got it back yet to try anything else but as soon as I do I will write back a...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1CA31DXY
thanks for all opinions.we have a computer ordered.even with all our information available it is hard to get good answers about these foreign computers. Trouble codes: P0505.
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L catalyst VIN: 3VWSA69M64
Thanks guys! everybody agrees a factory cat is all we can do! Thanks, Greg and crew
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2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L oil pump VIN: 3VWRF31Y86
Problems are fixed and all are my fault. The Engine Oil light staying on was caused by not having one of the multiple wire connector's pushed all the way in its cavity in the back of the speedometer head. There are two of these connectors at the back of the sp...
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2008 Volvo XC70 3.2 3.2L Engine VIN: YV4BZ98228
Due to many Volvo techs stating that after a READ repair or rebuild, that many times this was not a long lasting succeful repair, we installed used engine. There are special tools required and a very sensitive re-bearing and we didn't want to be liable for a m...
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