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2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L abs VIN: WBABM5343Y
Customer brought this BMW in because the ABS light and Red brake light is on. His complaint was that when braking and almost to a stop he would feel the abs in front engage. I have a Genisys scan tool that list's this ABS system but I can't communicate with th...
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.3L turn signal VIN: 3GCEC14XX6
Turn signals And hazard. quit working, if you remove the fuse and reinstall the fuse it starts working for a few days then quits working again. first time van has been here, has been to several shops for this problem over the last 2 years, before I spend sever...
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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L Misfire
I have a miss fire in cly number 1 ran a comp test it was 150 when cranking over it was shooting gas out the comp.tester I did some reading on other post and found to have a lifter problem so we pulled the head off and replaced all 4 lifters on 1&7 had the hea... Trouble codes: P0300
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2000 Chrysler Voyager SE 3.3L I / M flags VIN: 2C4GJ45G2Y
Time for emission testing and vehicle will not pass O2, Cat, & EGR self test. Customer has driven hundreds of miles. No codes. I have done Emission drive cycles a number of times. All data looks good, no power loss.
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.8L pci bus VIN: 2C8GP74L51
I check wiring diagrams onmy mitchell and all data for pci short to ground or power,continuiti ok . I not have 7.5 v on pci lines I check pin 2 on dlc to 7 on juntion port and ok I belive is the pcm vin program but Inot shure I don't have drb only multimeter I...
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2003 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.4L starter VIN: 1C3EL46X23
a month ago this car came in as a no start. when you tried to start it the starter would just start to engage then stop. the data in our modis did not show any security problem. as I worked my way down the starting circuit I got to the starter relay and the ca...
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1977 Dodge B300 7.2L No Start
Have no spark (most og the time). No spark cranking. Sparks when letting off the key. I have 335mv from the distributor at the module, cranking. I have 11.2v @ the coil + cranking. Coil - reads about 1 v KOEO. The resister reads 11.2v at the pink wires, and 7....
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1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1B4HS28Z9X
Vehicle came to us wont shift out of low gear at times.put the derb3 on it ,no codes.watching data stream,desired pressure will pick up [...] rpm but no actual pressue.ohmed all possible trans sensors from tcm,all is good.removed the pan to check install of...
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2000 Dodge Durango 5.9L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B4HR28Z4Y
good morning to all, I have a durango here that has me scratching my head. Came in with code p0601 stored. Anyway, the truck will start and run if you keep your foot on the gas. While you are holding it it will cut-out like power interuption.Every time it does... Trouble codes: P0601
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2000 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L Unknown VIN: 1B7GG2AN6Y
So I'm having trouble finding out what is wrong with this truck. Came in at first with check engine light on with no code but trans was in limp mode. Looked at data display and trans side the rpms and every thing didn't change with throttle pedal they were rea...
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1985 Ford F-250 XL 6.9L Poor Fuel Economy, Low Power VIN: 1FTHX2614F
Not a diesel tech, so any help would be appreciated: Truck ran well, started on first crank every time...then on the way home from a trip: -it started smoking badly on the freeway -had a loss of power -poor fuel mileage -rough idle with a lot of smoke -develo...
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1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FTDF15H9N
I know there is a recall for a fuel check valve. i order one from the dealer, and i coming in 2 days, any help please thank you ...
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1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L engine VIN: 1FTEX15N4T
Hey guys and gals. Got an engine knock here that has me lost. Sounds like mid engine. Pulled wires one at a time no change. no change in gear or park. checked for cracked flex plate-loose bolts no faults there, but noise is amplified in bell housing. no miss-f...
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L remote locks VIN: 1FTNW21F92
truck came in for passanger doors not unlocking with remote when you press the unlock button the second time.Door locks work properly with interior switches.This truck doesn't have the keyless entry pad.Scanned for codes,B1342 B1792 in VSM were stored.Cleared ...
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2004 Ford Expedition XLS 5.4L codes instrument cluster module VIN: 1FMPU16L94
i have an 04 expedition with the following codes present: u1041 scp data fault vehicle speed sensor u1262 scp data fault j1850 buss the vehicle has no appearant problems all data has no info on these codes that i can find can anyone help thanks todd
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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Shift quality VIN: 1HGCG3258X
I know we all hate honda automatic transmissions, but I've got a question that maybe someone here can shed light on. We've replaced several honda/acura transmissions with imported units from Japan, and always see the same 2 things afterward. 1st:Speedometer wi...
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2005 Hyundai Tiburon GS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHHM65D65
With everything set up properly at tdc #1, the camshaft reluctor is no where near switchover and the missing teeth for the crank sensor is no where close. If I set the gap in the tone wheel at the crank position sensor hole, the cam reluctor is not close to sw... Trouble codes: P0016 (cam/crank sensor correlation)
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2006 Hyundai Tucson GLS 2.7L belt VIN: KM8JN72D16
after engine replacement, fired up fine, but has rattle/click type noise that goes away when serp belt removed, have replaced tensioner, idler , with serp belt off engine itself sounds great. any help would be greatly appreciated
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALMB11453
Hello Everyone, This Range Rover came in with the temp gauge pegging and the transmission not shifting. Pulling codes showed can bus communication faults in all the modules on the high speed can bus which includes the engine, abs, air ride,transfer case,steer... Trouble codes: P0000, P0000, P0000
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1995 Lexus GS300 3.0L Compressor VIN: JT8JS47E1S
The a/c works fine but sometimes the a/c button in the dash starts to flash and the compressor clutch loses power. I have pulled fault code 43 from the control unit but this code pertains to the air outlet flap. No codes whatsoever for the compressor rpm senso...
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2006 Lexus RX400h 3.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJHW31U16
Customer complained that the engine was making a loud noise after making a panic/emergency stop and was towed in. Drove the car into the shop and heard what SOUNDED like and engine knock. Had a p0302 stored but could feel no dead miss. Determined the noise was... Trouble codes: P0300, P3190, P3193, C1259, C1310, 00A0F
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2007 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Evaporator
We have a 2007 Lincoln Towncar in for evaporator replacement.Customer was told by the Lincoln/Ford dealer that the evaporator could only be replaced with the evap case at a cost of over $400.00 for the part. Alldata also says you have to replace the case with ...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBEA32E5R
this vehicle was brought to us by the customer from another repair facility. I was told that new control modules had been "test fitted" and verified that they were not the cause of the customers complaint. I can see and confirm the new wiring harness and o2 se... Trouble codes: 17 (oxygen sensor G3/2 signal shorted to ground)
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L dash lights VIN: WDBNG70J9Y
I am working on a 2000 s430 Mercedes, the dash lights will not come on, I have been on line and this seems to be a common problem, I have replaced the entire cluster with two different used ones, still nothing, I was asked if these units have been flashed? has...
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2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 3.5L No Start VIN: WDCGG8HB0C
After the car was wrecked, it would not crank. The dealer says that it may have blown a fusible link from the deployment. They could not tell me where these links are. Has anyone run into this yet?
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2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport ES 3.0L Hesitation VIN: JA4LS21HXY
The truck has no power and the timing is locked at 5 degrees. I sent off the pcm to be tested and I was told it passed all the applicable tests. Stall test is 1300 rpms and the transmission is recently rebuilt. With the tps connected or not the responsiveness ...
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2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L Pwr. Window VIN: JN8AZ08T37
This Murano has a what appears to be a relatively common condition as I've read posts here on other Nissan models but not so much the Murano. Bring the power window all the way up, it goes right back down. Similar posts and even a TSB on this vehicle (for a di...
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2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L air distribution drum VIN: YS3DD55H01
This rather nice old Saab has the dreaded manual climate control air distribution drum problem. I am familiar with this problem but don't know where to get the TSB about the "fix" involving lubing the drum. Can anyone out there help me??? TIA
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2005 Subaru Forester XS L.L. Bean Edition 2.5L Vent VIN: JF1SG67695
Well this car came in first for a P0456 evap control syst leak detected. We found the fuel tank sending unit gasket leaking so we replaced it. After replacing the gasket system is sealed but now we are getting a P0448 Evap emission control system vent control ...
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1989 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L Surge VIN: JT4VN93G8K
Did a full tune up on this vehicle, including plugs, rotor, wires, cap and fuel filter. Customer brought vehicle in complaining the car was kangarooing. Did the tune up set the timing brought the idle up a tad. Vehicle still does this. It kangaroos from a star...
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1993 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4T1SK12E7P
Hi and thanks in advance for helping. Vehicle came in with a idle surge only happens in closed loop operation. When adding propane into engine it seems to smooth out. Fuel pressure tested at pump was 38psi (dont have right items to hook up running). Smoked int...
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2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L electric door motor VIN: 4T3ZF13C32
i got this van in and it had a broken slider door motor assembly. got a used one from auto wrecker. was attempting to adjust the cables per t.s.b. and accidentally pushed in on the 14mm. plastic nut and released the tension on the drum. does anyone know how to...
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2008 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5L Extended crank time VIN: JTMBK31V48
Customer complaint is extended crank time after sitting all night. Hooked up fuel psi gauge last night before I left work and checked fuel psi, volume, etc. I noticed that the fuel pump only runs when cranking or running and has no prime key on, engine off. Is... Trouble codes: P0230
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2000 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L Electronic VIN: WV2MH4704Y
Attention European Specialist: I replaced pads and rotors on front and rear of van. the pads we purchased had new wear sensors. Finished job test drove van all lights were out on instrument cluster. the weekend went by and monday afternoon customer came back ...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle Sport 1.8L comressor VIN: 3VWED21C21
Looking for some help on this one. No voltage at ac compressor. AC switch lights up when pressed. Measured voltages at fan control module: T14/8 - battery voltage when ac button pressed. T13/3 12.1v PCM reference voltage (tried throttle alignment, no change) T...
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1995 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L Starts in 2nd gear - Shift solenoid A VIN: 1G6KF52Y4S
Thank you for all the help and suggestions. I needed some help to convince others that I had to fix the ABS/TCS to fix the transmission. A new EBTCM fixed the ABS/TCS and fixed the 2nd gear start.
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1969 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Timing
zeroed out crank and set distributor to cyl #6. Engine fired right up. Superised i got people saying 1 and 6. future reference cam at 6 and crank at 12 equals cyl #6 atdc. Thanks to all that replied.
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2001 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1G1YY32G01
THANKS GUYS. HAD 6V ON PINK WIRE AND WOULD INTERMITTENTLY GO TO 12V. HAD 12V ON WIRE GOING TO SWITCH ALL THE TIME. PUT NEW SWITCH IN AND HAVE NO PROBLEM.
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2007 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBJG31617
Thank you all for taking the time to give me your insights on this vehicle. I followed TSB# 09-06-93-003 and found that the TVP sensor was rubbing on the engine cover. It had not rubbed through to bare wires yet but was close so I replaced the sensor and cut a... Trouble codes: P0106.
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GCEK13M27
veichle is fixed.sometimes you gotta go with the good stuff.we put a factory cat assy. on and after a few days,monitor set and light stayed off all is well.thanks for all of your replies.just confirmed what i thought would fix it.thanks again Bill. Trouble codes: P0420, P0430.
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2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.4L Unknown VIN: 1G1ZH57B89
THANKS TO ALL THE REPLIES. PRETTY SURE MATTHEW FROM CALI NAILED IT. DONT KNOW WHY I DIDNT THINK OF THAT?? CUSTOMER PICKED UP CAR AND DECIDED TO LIVE WITH IT. IF HE BRINGS IT BACK,ILL ADD SOME INFO
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2001 Chrysler 300M 3.5L oil leak VIN: 2C3AE66G51
Hello everyone. We replaced the oil pan gasket on this car and it seems to be doing fine.
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2004 Chrysler Concorde Limited 3.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 2C3AD56G04
Thanks for all inputs. the car is fixed several days agao and today the owner ships back his another key to be matched with the new immobilizer. I didn't get the PIN and we sent the car with a new immobilizer to a nearest dealer shop. It costs 65 usd to put th... Trouble codes: P0513 (sentry key immobilizer module), P0340 (camshaft position sensor), P0344 (camshaft position sensor).
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2005 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L Starts then stalls VIN: WD0PD54435
Aloha and thank you to everyone that replied, all the info was important and relevant. The very first time I touched this Sprinter I found the trans dip stick cover sitting in the cowl along with nuts and bolt from the turbo heat shield and the negative bat... Trouble codes: P2133 (001- Glow Plug1 Circuit Short To Voltage), P2134 (001- Glow Plug2 Circuit Short To Voltage), P1482 (001- Glow Plug Module Excessive Current).
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2006 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L No Start VIN: 2B3KA53H76
i had all ready gone through and unpluged each of the sensor on the 5volt line and had gone as far as cutting the wires at the ecu to see if voltage would come back it did not . i applied 4.5 volts to the wiring harness side and it would show up on the scanner... Trouble codes: P0652, P0642, P2127, P2122, P0118, P0198.
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1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FMDU34X7S
Thanks for all the help. I special ordered a new Crankshaft Sensor and it is still running. 8 of the 11 replies said all or part of the problem was the sensor. Did not test bad, but it appears to have solved the problem. Trouble codes: 111 (System Pass).
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP55U0Y
Replaced the PCM and reprogrammed the keys. the car now starts and drives as normal. But now the customer says he power steering is making noise and it did not make it before. Yeh right! Well thanks again for alll the help...
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2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L gauges, warning lights,blowermotoer,engine VIN: 1FDXF46FX1
the problem was the under dash fuse box, full of corrosion and burnt spots as many said from water leaking from windshield. had window resealed and installed new fuse box. just for ### and giggles I took box apart and couldn't believe this truck even ran, it w...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW33S54
First of all thanks for the 4 replies. The replies consisted of checking harness on left shock tower for a bare spot, swapping injector (known good part swap), to PCM replacement. It was advised to be careful of a hydro-lock condition. Injector was swapped, n... Trouble codes: P0175 (System too rich bank 2), P0306 (Cylinder 6 Misfire Detected), P0316 (Engine Misfire Detected on Startup).
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2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality
Thank you all for taking time to help.After monitoring Pids and PS switch I could find no problems. All were within published specifications. Road tested with customer driving-no fault. After reading archieves I cleaned TPS connector and used Stabalent 22 on c...
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2007 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L engine VIN: 3FAHP07177
customer declined any repairs at this time. thank you everyone who replied.
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2008 GMC Sierra 3500 HD SLT 6.6L No Start
Many of your were right on...I replaced the seals on the fuel filter housing. Was able to purchase kit locally from Diesel shop. Alliant has it in their new catalog, part number AP0029...about $30. I could not find it thru the GM dealer network. Ebay also has ...
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2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1HGCM82694
We told the customer to continue driving the vehicle until the transmission goes out. He has been driving it for over a year with this problem and it still drives good. Customer will bring it back if it gets worse. Thank you for all the good replies.
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2008 Hyundai Accent GS 1.6L Cuts out VIN: KMHCM36C08
We talked to the dealer again. The computer in under warranty!
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1985 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, Floods when cold VIN: SAJAV1341F
I installed a 100uf 35 volt electrolytic capacitor on the wires to terminals 6 & 8 of the air flow sensor with the negative lead to the front most terminal. This stopped the running rich when cold problem. Ted was the first with this idea and Steve supplied th...
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2005 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Mechanical VIN: SAJWA79C65
Well,general concensus is to change the VVT's only. Received a good reply stating engine oil viscosity is important on these engines(5w30 recommended).We did that already. We will replace vvt's,chains,guides and tensioners as per owner's request.My main co...
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2002 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Abs Module VIN: 1LNHM97V82
Thanks to everyone that replied. Most were correct. The right front CV Shaft tone ring had a crack in it. The right rear wheel speed sensor was bad also. Using the graph mode on the Verus made these obvious. The problem was still hard to see, but it was t...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L information center diplays message for low coolant VIN: WDBNG75J26
Finally got this car back,checked wires from sending units to sam module,all was good.rechecked our new oem sensors and the coolant level sensor was open.Got another new one from Mercedes and problem solved.Thanks for explanations on how the circuit worked. i ...
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2007 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L No Start VIN: 4JGBB86E37
Thank you to all those who replied, sorry it took a while to reply but I wanted to make sure it was fixed. The most common recomendation was to replace the crank sensor. I had a signal from the sensor but it was not a good signal. So I followed thru with th...
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2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33536
well the customer is not returning with the car so the only thing I can do is post part #[...] for relay and it is located in driver's kick panel.thanks for the replies.
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2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Misfire, start and die VIN: WMWMF73537
Chris and Dan got it right. DTC 2880 finally showed up. It was low fuel pressure. The Mini dealer replaced the high pressure fuel pump under warrenty. Thanks to all for your excellent responses. Trouble codes: 2782 (multiple misfires), 277A, 277E, 2776 (combustion misfire cyl 3).
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2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF735X7
Sorry we took so long to reply. The first time we smoked test the intake the car was cold. We didnt find any leaks so we let the car run for a little while and as the car began to get hot then we smoked tested it again and we found a crack on the intake manifo... Trouble codes: P115C.
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 3.0L Emission System VIN: 4A3AE55H71
Thank you to everyone for taking the time to help out. It seemed like a fairly simple system but it was driving us crazy. We took the little restriction orifice out of the hose with the white stripe and the code never returned. Now I'm wondering why didn't i...
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2011 Nissan Maxima S 3.5L Compressor VIN: 1N4AA5AP7B
Customer dint approve Service and said would bring it bk later we recommend the Ambient Sensor!!! thanxx for u all help n tech support!!!
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2008 Volkswagen Passat Komfort 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAK73C58
I would like to first thank everyone who replied with their ideas and input. We decided that this issue had to be mechanical and decided to remove the cylinder head and take a good look at our valves. after the head was removed and we had it on the workbench w... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0304.
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