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2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L Vanos Sprocket VIN: WBAGN63504
Quick question for the Bmw specialists, is it advised to change all 4 cam sprockets if there is a failure on one? Or is it common just to change the faulty one? Thanks for you input
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2008 BMW 528i 3.0L turn signals VIN: WBANU53558
Turn signals do not work on this car. The hazards do work properly. While watching data from Light Module on scanner, there is no signal coming in from turn signal switch. I can't find a good diagram that shows the turn signal switch. There are multiple faults...
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2008 BMW 335i 3.0L Misfire VIN: WBAVB77528
Have misfires at and above 2000 rpms. Have replaced above components with no results. Engine still misfires at 2000 rpms and above in neutral or during road test when accelerating or cruising. Trouble codes: 2D2E
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2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD54YXY
My customer that is a large used car dealer bought this car at the auction. Very nice clean car. His complaint was the check engine light is on and the car shifts hard. We scanned the check engine light and found: P0101 Mass Air Flow Circuit Out of Range P03... Trouble codes: P0101 (Mass Air Flow Circuit Out of Range), P0335 (CKP Sensor A Circuit Problem), P0356 (CKP Sensor B Circuit Out Of Range), P0741 (TCC Performance or Stuck Off), P1599 (CC Power Management Mode or Engine Stall), P1621 (PCM EEPROM Memory Performance)
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2006 Cadillac XLR 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6YV36A76
Cadillac Guys PLEASE HELP!!! Vehicle came in for a check engine light. Found codes P1101, P0068, and P0101 in the computer. Checked for TSB and found one about reflasing ECM. Performed a reflash and codes still came back. Looked on identifix and saw issues wit... Trouble codes: P1101, P0068, P0101
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23617
Customer came into the shop about a year ago. Check engine light was on vehicle in limp mode with service DPF filter. (P2463 DPF soot accumulation) Performed service regeneration vehicle left. Since then the vehicle has come back a few times with the same prob... Trouble codes: P2463 (DPF soot accumulation), P244B, P244C
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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19068
hi gm techs,pulling out my hair on this one.have p0449 code.tested system found ecm not switching solenoid with tech2.have a ground on the white wire at vent valve.bat volts on rd/wh wire.disconnect ecm and ground goes away.ohm all wiring no short to ground.th... Trouble codes: P0449 (EVAP vent sol. ckt.)
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2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L smoke VIN: 1GC1KXC89C
Customers truck has white smoke coming from under the hood at least a couple times a week. He has had it to the dealer a couple times with no luck. The first time I looked at the truck I could not get it to do it, so I found some info on the internet about loo...
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L Starter VIN: 2C4GP44361
Van came in no start will not turn over. Cane power starter with power probe to turn over. Asd,ac,fuel pump relays all click fast. Flipped fuse box over did not look to bad also disconnected injectors same thing please help
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2005 Chrysler 300 2.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2C3JA43R75
ok i got this 300 about 3 weeks ago and it came from other mechanic shop they had it for 1 month and could not figure out ,car don't stay idle and don't start if you don't hold the gas pedal all the way and even if you do hold the pedal it takes long stating t... Trouble codes: P2115, P2116
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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7KS28C75
Hi,everyone. This Cummins was towed in for a no start. it only had a cooling fan speed code. Data showed FRP desired at about 5200 psi, and actual was showing 1200 psi. Supply volume easily passed service info specs and fuel quality looked ok. I removed the cy...
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2008 Dodge Nitro SLT 3.7L pinion bearing VIN: 1D8GU58K28
nitro came in with a whinning sound from rear all the time put then change to only whinning on decal, as soon as the touch the throttle it goes away take off the throttle comes back . pin pointed that it was coming from the pinion bearing. I replaced all beari...
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1994 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Ride VIN: 2FALP74W1R
Customer previously had installed new Air Bags, Compressor would not come on, replaced compressor and the relay. After repair it won't come on and its not getting voltage to the compressor. PCM for suspension had been discontinued w/ ford. Any ideas?
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L low howl air intake VIN: 1FMDU73W83
vehicle seems to have no drivability concerns just has a very annoying howl at times at idle. no codes present. could find no tsb referring to anything of this sort/ did see the older crown vics had a tsb about this which involved putting a muffler in the inta...
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2008 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14578
Well another fine 5.4 L "M" engine that has had a light "lifter like" tick for a while now stalled out and will restart but VERY rough. This roughness is also came with a new loud knocking/rap noise that may be in timing components or valve train. I know these...
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1996 Geo Metro 1.0L Surge VIN: 2C1MR2266T
When warmed up this Metro develops an engine surge at idle. It can also be felt when driving at slow speeds. The vehicle runs normal until it gets warmed up and then like you flipped a switch it starts to surge. I took a snapshot of the data when it was acting...
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2007 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Door locks VIN: JHLRE48787
it started with all the door locks including the key fob working. Then the rear hatch would not open from the outside. The tailgate release actuator works fine if I power it up. The tailgate release actuator, tailgate outer handle switch and tailgate latch swi...
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2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L driverside rear door power lock/latch assembly VIN: JHLRE38768
Door lock/ latch assembly in driver side rear door is seized up. Cannot unlock with electric switch or manual switch.Need a way to get door open to replace this part.I am sure you Honda guys have seen this before. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.Have se...
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2008 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5NMSG13D78
all you Hyundai t5echs out there.. need some help. got this santé fe in with mil on and showing 2codes 2187..2189 customer has had the vehicle at 2 other shops and has has a lot of parts thrown at it but mil light sets almost instantly, checked the obvious,fue... Trouble codes: P2187, P2189
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2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA72331
I've been playing with this vehicle for a while now and have to admit I'm stuck but leaning towards the ECM being faulty. The car starts and runs intermittently, but poorly. Ends up stalling then won't re-start. Re-starting is intermittent. With the cam sensor... Trouble codes: P0343, P0326
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L no heat VIN: WDBCA24DXL
complaint is that the heat fades after driving awhile. tested operation and verified complaint. while driving the heat is excellent. if the car is accelerated pass 3000rpm the heat fades away. this happens under load while driving and at idle with no load. if ...
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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
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2006 Mercedes-Benz R500 5.0L Power Steering Pump VIN: 4JGCB75E06
This vehicle came in with the power steering pump making noise so we replaced power steering pump and flushed system.the pump still made noise so we replaced power steering pump and flushed system a second time. No better. It seems that the pump is making air ...
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1987 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L miss #3 cyl VIN: JT4RN62S4H
I have checked everything I can think of , As I said before checked all the usual things , spark and coil total output , inj operation , watched it on the scope voltage and current . Compression tested the cyl. Now the weird part is it'll come and go , it's no...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPD69M51
I am writing this post for two purposes, one to fix this car, and two, to have some good info for the archives. I also have a 01 Audi TT with an AWP here doing the same thing. This code will set when driven at highway speeds for several miles, but not every ti... Trouble codes: P1176 (17584 Lambda correction behind catalyst limit reached)
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDI 1.9L Flex plate VIN: 3VWST71K35
Having trouble finding replacement part. We usually use Worldpac for Euro parts, the only thing they show is a stick shift flywheel and a standard looking flex plate. Called their tech line and said we need a conversion kit, so, they sent us a clutch kit with ...
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2006 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L Surge, Stall VIN: 3VWRR31C96
I got this diesel Beetle in on the wrecker the other day. It would barely run if you feathered the throttle, but would die when put in gear. I replaced the mass airflow sensor, and now it cranks and runs, and you can drive it down the road. the problem is that...
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2007 Volvo XC90 V8 4.4L Rear Diff VIN: YV4CZ85257
I purchased this Volvo with antiskid light/message on. I ran codes in rear diff module and came up with P1889-14 oil pressure pump performance-cicuit short to ground or open-General Electronics Failure. I have absolutely no information on a Volvo this new or w...
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2005 Acura TL 3.2L Tachometer/Speedo VIN: 19UUA66275
Vehicles battery tested good 7-10 times so customer had us install a new one. He took the vehicle and is going to drive it until the problem reoccurs. We gave him a list of things to check when it does act up. Thank You for the help & will reopen the post if ...
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2006 Chevrolet HHR LT 2.2L Unknown VIN: 3GNDA23DX6
SORRY for the delay! Found while unplugging the BCM under console, which is essentially the power supply for all computers, and reconnecting it, problem is GONE and has stayed gone. "Microscopic corosion" on terminals possibly ?? terminals and connector loo...
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2006 Chevrolet Equinox LS 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNDL13F26
FIRST THINGS FIRST, I DONT ASK FOR HELP ALOT BUT WHEN I DO THE HELP I GET IS ALWAYS VERY HELP FULL. FIRST I CHECKED THE WIRING FROM THE PCM TO O2 SENSOR, NO PROBLEMS. THEN WE SEARCH AGAIN FOR VACUM LEAKS COULD NOT FIND ANY WITH BRAKE CLEAN BUT I DIDN'T SPRAY T... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean).
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2004 Chrysler Crossfire 3.2L No Start VIN: 1C3AN69L24
Thanks for all the replies guys. To Dan from Texas, James and Seth we swapped the flywheel. To Scott [...] did not see a PID for sync. To Alex, this was an insurance job. To Andrew, the modules were fine. To Jared, you answered it yourself, we were cranking f...
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2008 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 6.7L 4th gear VIN: 3D7KS28AX8
I have received a number of replies but it seemed none had the info that I needed. My question was if the the 2013 68RFE can be made to work as a 2008 68RFE. I have talked to other professional outside of IATN and have gotten firm confirmation that the dif...
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1991 Ferrari Testarossa 4.9L Mechanical
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE INFORMATION. IT HELPED US WITH THE OIL CHANGE. GOD BLESS AND HAVE A NICE THANKSGIVING!
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2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L 3-4 slips intermit VIN: 1FTRW08L21
I put a new servo piston in, and a new valve body gasket, and checked the 3-4 shift valve in valve body. It went together like clock work. I now have no overdrive!! I can see no TCC when this happens. Can see both shift solenoids on and 4th gear commanded on. ...
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2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21P77
Ok we got this one fixed. First of all I put a leak down tester in the ICP port and had 0% leakage. Which really made us chase our tails. I suspected that the leak had to be on the high pressure side, but keep in mind this engine had a new high pressure pump, ...
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2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L All Gauges, Headlights, Dome Light VIN: KNDJC73373
Thank You All so much for replies. Check Engine Light, Smoked Engine. Found leaking around TPS. Replaced Oring. As for lighting. Found blown fuse. Replaced and it, blew shortly after. Took Instrument Cluster Out. Guessing it was removed before we bought it. Fo...
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1995 Lexus GS300 3.0L Compressor VIN: JT8JS47E1S
I received many replies. Some said to check the belt for slippage,the clutch air gap too large, bad relay, bad compressor, oil leaking from p/s pump onto a/c pulley. In my update post I left off with replacing the rpm sensor on the compressor. Well I re...
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2006 Mercury Mariner Hybrid 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 4M2CU98HX6
Thank you david from Indiana. Disconnected battery to disable the pump and was able to get pedal back (even though still found no air in system). Who designs this crap!!! Thanks for all the responses. Nick H
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 3N1CB51D01
Ok Thank you for all the replies. My problem with diagnosing this is the o2 sensors would go to 0 as soon as accelerating. That didn't make sense and the fact that disconecting the MAF made no difference what so ever, however we replaced the mass air flow sens... Trouble codes: P0160, P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0732 (Auto trans 2nd gear function).
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2005 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L No Start VIN: JN1BBUJ31A
Hi, thank all who gave me some input on this one. The fix was to replace both camshaft and crankshaft sensors with new Nissan parts and now runs brilliantly. The ecu must be very sensitive to signals it needs to see, because we scoped the aftermarket sensor si... Trouble codes: P0345.
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2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L turn signals rear VIN: 2G2WS52255
Sent car to the dealer.They said car had wrong bulbs and a bad wire some were.I checked and changed all bulbs with no change.Sounds a little fishy.
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1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Starting VIN: 4S3BK6353S
Thank you all for some good advice. I ended up going back through everything. I installed the compression tester and spark tester at the same time trying to confirm it was indeed sparking as building compression but it was to difficult to confirm that way. ...
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2006 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWFV71K86
thank u guys i did an oil change road test no more code i think is fix .fist when i scann the car is had po171 and i smoke the car no leak found then i pull the dip stick no oil thank u guys again
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2004 Volvo XC70 2.5L Surge, Stall, Oil Consumption VIN: YV1SZ59H04
I am closing this now without a fix because the car is performing adequately and MIL light out. Customer wants to wait until after Holidays to bring in. I will use some way to let you all know how it ends up after we get a repair shot at it. I absolutely ha... Trouble codes: P2188 (Presented - ECM-262A - Fuel Trims Out of Range), P2187 (Pending - ECM-262A - Fuel Trims Out of Range).
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2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Suspension VIN: YV1CM91H14
Thanks for all the help. We found the transfer case to be the cause of the shake. When we checked the fluid it was very dark and full of shavings. After replacing transfer case the shake is gone we also had to replace the rear drive shaft for a clicking noise ...
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