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2004 BMW 745i 4.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGL63544
vehicle has 27co camshaft sensor outlet bank 2,27bc camshaft outlet vanos bank2,crankshaft sensor 277f,we are having intermittent no start anfter hot,and check engine light will come on,we have replaced the cam and crank sensors,ivm module,dme and reprogrammed...
2007 BMW 335i 3.0L Headlight VIN: WBAWB73547
The customer hit a deer on the driver's side front and a couple days later the headlight on that side stopped working. The hood sheet metal was dented but the headlight assembly looked fine and the fit of the headlight seemed to be ok. We scanned faults for th...
2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Rke VIN: 1GNDS13SX5
This one is for the GM gurus. Customer states that after some body work that her AFTERMARKET RKE system is not working. Our inspection reveals that the aftermarket system has failed. My question is, can we pull this aftermarket system out and flash the body mo...
2008 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0L Windows VIN: 1B3HB28BX8
Thank you in advance for the help.i have not had time to do anything other than scan for codes on this car.the only codei have in this car so far is b210d batt low voltage.the issue i have is that the drivers window goes down when the key is turned to the run ...
1966 Ford Mustang 4.7L Mechanical VIN: 6F09A27211
Probably a no-brainer for old-time transmission techs, but I am NOT a trans tech. This 66 Stang has a C4 trans. We removed the trans and the front pump to reseal it. Unfortunately, my tech removed the pump with the trans sitting horizontally and so some of the...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTZR15V7X
Hi everyone Ive got this ranger in the shop that is throwing me for a loop. Complaint was no heat checked heater core hose and there was one cold hose so I back flushed heater core and had heat while in the shop until you drive it the further you dive the less...
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L 3-4 slips intermit VIN: 1FTRW08L21
Can feel slip from 3-4 just for a moment then it shifts fine, and not every time. Only dtc is P1000, and on data for transmission shift solenoids look ok. Can see line pressure solenoid ok constant during event. Reading in Alldata I've run the on-board test fo...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Differential VIN: 1FTRX14526
Vehicle was locking up differentials during turns...on occasion rear diff would lock up and skip while driving. Also wants to lockup when parking... We checked drivetrain and fluids--checked ok.. We then checked all tire heights and found 1/4in to 1/2 in discr...
2006 GMC Sierra 1500 WT 5.3L Mechanical VIN: 2GTEK19B56
I have this GMC that gets water into the blower motor. At freezing temps, it freezes the motor up so it will not turn. I believe that because of this it keeps taking out the resister module. This is an automatic HVAC system. The resister actually goes bad in t...
2008 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6L Sas VIN: 1GKER23708
The vehilce has an intermittent P0304 and keeps getting a Stabilitrak Off and Service Stabilitrak Message on the dash display. OEM information: This message center displays the service stability track system message when any one of many VSES-disabling DTC's is...
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L skim VIN: 1J4GL48K22
hello.havent included a lot of detail,because my question is somewhat simple.my girlfriend recently purchased a new vehicle,so we are trying to sell her liberty.before we were together,she had spent 700.00 at a local dealer because the factory alarm often went...
2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L fans
Good evening great techs,sorry I forgot the vin.First and foremost thank you for taking the time to read this post.This well kept Lexus es 300 is giving a real headache for the last 2 weeks.First it came in with the upper radiator completely disconnected from ...
2004 Lexus GX470 4.7L Air Bag Sensor Assembly VIN: JTJBT20X94
Help Lexus/ Toyota techs! This GX 470 came in with an air bag light on- scanned and found only the following code- b1100- airbag sensor assy malfunction. Based on Lexus tests the wire harness for all air bags must be tested to ensure there are no shorts, ect. ...
2005 Lexus RX330 3.3L 2-3 shift bad slip
This is a Toyota Alphard fitted with U151F automatic trans-axle similar to that of Lexus RX330. The trans-axle multiple disc clutch (direct clutch) were burnt due to bad oil leak. The trans-axle was subsequently overhauled, the hydraulic system flushed and the...
2003 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4F2CZ94103
towed in for a no start. verified customer concern. holding throttle nearly WOT can get it to start and barely run while holding accelerator pedal, once you let off it will stall right away. checked fuel pressure-60 psi. checked spark output on bank2-ok. scope...
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK49F81
I need some help here. I am pulling my hair out. I know the MAF is reading to high but I can not find the reason. I was hoping some MB guru out there has had the same problem. Trouble codes: P0101, P0103
2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRH81J83
Hey everybody. I feel like I've been through the ringer on this one. This vehicle has been serviced at our facility for a number of years, never having any major issues. Despite its mileage, the vehicle runs very well and has never missed a beat. It was towed ... Trouble codes: P0141, P0161, P2009, P2089
2012 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WD3PE8CC6D
Customer came with def light and 7 starts.he added 2 1/2 gallon def fluid when 1st the light came on.but the light did not go out after he drove for whole night and than start start to count down.i got 2 code and scr module shows full on all 3 levels.try to er... Trouble codes: 16CE0, P18BC
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Battery VIN: JN8DR09Y41
Charge indicator on dash not on, but system still will not charge. The charge light come on dim when key turned on. All fuses and fusible links checked ok. Test for volts at alternator, all test good. Can ground wire from charge indicator and light glows brigh...
2006 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L Unknown VIN: JN8AZ08W46
This one for the ones with murano experience...We are ready to remove this transmission for multiple codes for the internals as well as no shifting ( ratio change ) from the transmission. Any special recommendations , do the trans. and the engine have to come ...
2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP 5.3L High Idle VIN: 2G2WC58C36
This vehicle idles approximately 200 RPMs higher than desired AFTER replacement of the TAC assembly. The orignial unit was renewed for P0121 TPS fault code. The replacement TAC module is OEM. The ONLY issue is slightly higher than desired idle and I can't get ... Trouble codes: P0507 (High Idle)
1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Starting VIN: 4S3BK6353S
Hello, I have a 95 Subaru Legacy Wagon with a 2.2L SOHC with 208K on it that was towed in with a crank but no start. Vehicle stalled while driving down the road. I found the timing belt had jumped out of time due to a bad tensioner. So I replaced the timing be...
2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEHH20V71
Hi guys this car comes from another workshop, iac has been replaced with aftermarket, the ecu has been checked and welded so i replace ecu by an used condition on ebay, but still has same code, car runs ok but rpm on some moments go up 1000 rpm and them back t... Trouble codes: P0505
2008 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L Clutch VIN: 4T1BE46K58
Took in this Camry with a smoked clutch. Seemed like a simple enough job. The labor guides and shop manual say to remove the engine (& trans. assy.) to remove the trans. Was wanting to know if this is required, or will the transaxle come out like any other FWD...
2000 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLS 2.0L Cuts out VIN: WVWDA21J9Y
Car was towed in with broken fuel line, replaced the fuel line the car started and ran during leak check of repair. The customer picked up the car and drove it to the gas station approximately 1/4 mile then returned saying the car wouldn't stay running. Custom...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M13
Engine is hard to start. It must be turned over four or five times before it starts. Once running the idle is rough and power is low. P0341 is present. Verified belt timing is correct. Removed valve cover and verified camshaft chain tensioner is okay and that ... Trouble codes: P0341 (camshaft position sensor implausible signal)
2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L Misfire VIN: WVWMD63B84
thanks in advance, this one is sucking the life out of me, keeps setting misfire codes for cyl 1 & 2 intermittenly. have swapped coils no change mass air flow sensor had very low readings replaced maf now readings are in spec, but still intermittly runs bad!! ... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0300
2006 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWFV71K86
i have this vw golf with po171 lean bank 1 i check fuel trims st -4 lt trim 0 ff 8mhp rpm 978 ect 198 i somke system no leak but when i check the oil nothing on the stick is that could be a problem with a lean code i will do an oil change thank need some help
2009 Volkswagen Jetta S 2.5L ABS Module VIN: 3VWJZ71K29
I understand this particular model (MK60) can only be coded at the dealer, correct? I can still communicate with the original unit.
2004 Volvo S40 LSE 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS27504
Volvo techs help...this car came in with a bunch of issues. Throwing many codes for coolant temp, mass airflow sensor and cam timing. Another shop changed temp sensor and maf and codes came back immediately. I checked the maf connector for 5 volts and got noth... Trouble codes: P0128, P0118, P0014, P0125, P0102

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2005 BMW 325i 2.5L alternator VIN: WBAET37455
after testing all wiring, finding out that this model doesn't need to be registered, like cedric said, this is a aaa battery and the customer refuses to put oem products in this vehicle. i replaced the alternator and no problems thus far.
2006 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L LF Headlamp VIN: 5UXFA13596
Thanks guys for all the help. What we found is there is no 20 pin connector. So we tried to recode the module and it still didn't work. Tried it again and the light came on and worked. Don't know if I didn't recode it properly the first time but it works now. ...
2007 BMW 328i 3.0L Hesitation, Poor Throttle Respon VIN: WBAVA335X7
So the car is fixed. Robert from IL nailed it. Also thanks to Kurt from RI and everyone else that chimed in. The TSB addressed the exact issue. When I replaced the CAS module for the tow in no start problem, the SSS also Programmed the EGS, EKP, & Kombi ... Trouble codes: C0DB4.
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L door locks VIN: 2G1WF55K32
Thanks for all the excellent help requests. It turned out the BCM was defective. replaced and programmed and locks work perfect.
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2.2L Air Bag VIN: 1G1AL55F26
Thank you everybody for taking time to reply. Sorry for taking so long. The car owner dint have more money for further diagnose. My boss diagnosed the replacement of the PCM. I just did the reprograming and he forgot to tell me that the car came with the air ...
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L blower motor not working VIN: 1G1AJ55F38
Well after getting reply,s from fellow Tech,s and most told me , first you have to reprogram the B C M if you put a used 1 in , and most tech,s thought that the problem was most likely not the BCM but in the wiring or in the IGN. switch , I looked at the wiri...
1992 Dodge W250 5.9L Mechanical VIN: 1B7KM26C9N
had to get 6 master cly. before we got one, the cap fit tight
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDF1823V
Pulled the ECM to check the integrity of the circuit. Found the gray/red wire wouldn't pull the amps. Started following the wire back from the 02 sensor, and found it melted at splice pack S135. Looks like it contacted the EGR pipe as Paul [...] suggested. Th... Trouble codes: P1131.
2002 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Calipers VIN: 1FMPU16L32
I wanna thank y'all for helping me with this nightmare!!! Your replies brought me right to the problem,the master cylinder rod was to far out.i adjusted it in just till it touched the cylinder,pedal is good and no more locking up!! Again thank you so much.
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L convertor VIN: 1FTRX08L83
Thanks to all the techs who replied. I ended up replacing the valve body assy and the vehicle is running great.
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW21P96
I remove the dorman ficm previously installed and replaced with factory unit with latest software and truck is fixed. thanks much for all the help! Trouble codes: P0261, P0264, P0267, P0270, P0273, P0276.
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEJ8643W
thank you for all the inputs. I decided to remove the distributor and inspect. we found small amounts of metal in housing and a couple of what appeared to be burn marks on the tone wheel. have never seen that before. we decided to replace the entire distri... Trouble codes: P1381 (Crank sensor out of range).
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA51C72
Do not know the cause of the original check engine light, but after hooking up another scan tool, the code came back as a P1000 (all tests incomplete). Test drove one more time and no new codes returned. Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for all of you... Trouble codes: P2000 (NOX Trap Efficiency).
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L steering pump VIN: WMWRC33403
Thanks for all thr replies and the conformation on what I thought it was. We have contacted a local BMW dealer, confirmed the car is under replacement the campain and passed the info onto the customer. The cusomer will have the unit replace at the dealer.
2000 Subaru Forester L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF6358Y
I smoked the exhaust again and did find a leak before the cat and got it repaired and its been gone for a few weeks and have not heard anything back from customer
1995 Toyota Supra 3.0L Cuts out, Stall
I am closing this post as the vehicle left this afternoon under it's own power. I want to thank all who responded to my post especially Cody. I glad that I have IATN in my tool box as it is always informing and most of the time a great help. One thing I will a...
2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L Stall VIN: JTEHF21A51
well I think A few of you are correct and I should scope or replace the cam and crank sensors. The customer has decided not to repair . I offer to install both at only the cost of the parts because I like a finish product and would like to have this stalling c...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L Engine VIN: 9BWGS21J81
Thank you all for your input, suggestions and support. Pretty much everyone had the same idea as I was fearing and it did turn out to be a melted short in the wire harness. To pin point who was the closest, I would have to say it was Reply #3, Lou from New Jer...
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