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2008 BMW X5 4.8i 4.8L Hard Start VIN: 5UXFE83578
I am looking for fuel system information for this 2008 X5. The vehicle came in as a no start, the battery was junk. This X5 now has an extended time. If the vehicle sits for a couple of hours it drops fuel pressure to 20 PSI. As soon as the vehicle is cranked...
1971 Cadillac DeVille 7.7L No Start VIN: 6834910170
Okay guys, feeling pretty dumb posting this, but I have no one else to turn to. Owner states that he drove the car last night. Drove fine. This morning, no start. Cranks fine. After cranking for a while you can smell fuel. So I'm thinking Ignition, pull out my...
2001 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Fuel Tank VIN: 1GCDT13W51
Looking for little help need a gas tank for this truck can't find one this is a 4 door (crew cab) gm part # [...] has been discontinued and as of yet no aftermarket that i can find any help is welcome thanks.
2002 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNEL19X82
Vehicle wont start, Cranks over no fire. Tested fuel pressure there was none, Went to check power & ground at fuel pump relay. Had only 8 volts??? PRNDL was out & Gas gauge was inop ? Customer did notice fuel gauge was inop every time vehicle failed. We went o...
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1AK55F27
Orignally vehicle had check engine light with #P0604 control module ram fault. I pinned out the ECM powers and grounds no problem found. Recommended replace ECM. (My customer is a used car lot...) Installed USED ECM performed reprogram with TIS and changed vin... Trouble codes: P062F
2007 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WU58R47
This Impala 3.9 engine runs great no noise in engine. But always has code p0016 clear it and it comes back soon as you start engine.I can hear the Camshaft actuator click when commanded with a scan tool. It has Clean oil and new Filter oil pressure is 35 psi a... Trouble codes: P0016
2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1C3EL56U31
Having problems with this one. Seems to be losing cam signal. Sometimes will not start and wiggle cam sensor vehicle starts. When I lightly touch cam sensor i feel a bumping vibration as if the sensor is rubbing against something. I tried two cam sensors from ... Trouble codes: P0340
2005 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L engine vibration VIN: 1B3ES56CX5
2005 dodge neon engine vibration.replaced all motor mounts lower and right mount on frame was broken replaced all three.stil have vibration in idle not realy bad stoping at red light is worse whole car interior vibrate.i am sure many of you might have came cro...
2003 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start, Theft light flashing VIN: 1FAFP40453
Hello one again iATN guru's... This mustang came last week needing a transmission. Customer didn't want to pay for us to get one, so he got his own at a junk yard with the understanding that their is NO WARRANTY!! Before going on Christmas vacation, we pushe... Trouble codes: U1262 (Scp data fault for j1850 bus), B1318 (Low battery voltage at module)
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Cooling system slow leak VIN: 1FTYR44EX3
Have a slow cooling system leak - seems to drain out from the system / reservoir at the rate of about 1 quart every two weeks. The cold pressure test performed on the cooling system (at 16 psi) does not give any indication of pressure of fluid / coolant loss. ...
2010 Ford E-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L electrical system VIN: 1FBSS3BL8A
Hello folks, I have a 2010 Ford Econoline E-350 van with a Triton 5.4L that has a parisitic draw. I hooked up a dvom in series between the negative post and negative terminal and let the van go into sleep mode. Once in sleep mode I disconnected the alternator ...
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Wipers VIN: 2HKRL186XY
Hi I have this Honda Odyssey that is driving me nuts. The wipers have no intermittent function and will not park. The only way to get them to turn off is to turn the key off, and then they will stop in whatever position they are currently in. When you turn the...
2004 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L hybrid batt VIN: JHMES95644
hybrid battery deterioration code. I wanted to see if anyone had specs and test equipment needed to charge and test the individual cells in the battery pack, I recorded voltage and am getting 8.05 to 8.09 volts on every cell except one the has 7.91 volts. Thes...
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Tpms VIN: 1J8HR58N65
Customer states that intermittently, during a 15 to 20 minute drive, the TPMS light will come on briefly, there is a dong sound when the light illuminates, and then the light will go off and stays off. All this happens within a few seconds. This customer came...
2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L knocking noise VIN: 1J8GS48K87
Car came to the shop with a slight knoking noise on aceleration coming from the engine or transmission area you heard it more from the botton of vehicle and if you touch the transmission tail you can fill the knock, it will do the noise on park or drive but it...
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: KNDJA7231Y
Vehicle presented itself as a stalls, usually after running approximately 30 minutes, and then no start/cranks ok for another 15 minutes. Customer has taken vehicle to parts store to scan codes and replaced several parts. I removed timing belt cover to inspect... Trouble codes: P1614
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L No Start VIN: SALME11424
Vehicle initially came in with a timing chain noise --- typical timing chain guides falling apart. Car was running and running smooth. Replace the guides started the truck up - no noises - no codes - running smooth. Shut the truck off to put all the covers on...
2008 Mazda CX-7 Touring 2.3L engine VIN: JM3ER29308
This car came in and would overheat when driving. block fluid test found combustion gasses in coolant. we replaced the head gasket and had the cyl head rebuilt. We put it all back together and the car will overheat after a short drive. the cam timing was set u...
2003 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L No Start VIN: 6MMAP67P83
Car was towed me for a non-starting issue.I confirmed that the digital signals from the crank angle sensor and crank position sensor were not sufficient. The battery was completely dead and no codes were stored upon arrival. We installed a remanufactured PCM, ... Trouble codes: P0513 (Immobilizer system malfunction)
1997 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L iginition lock cylinder VIN: 1G3HN52K3V
customer complained of no start at times with security light coming on, after sitting for a time it will start. This is aaa different system then I am used to, it being older. I read a forum where you can by pass the pass key system by installing a passkey ful...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L Front Fog Lights VIN: YS3DD55N2X
Happy Holidays. I need a bit of help on this Saab 9-3. Vehicle failed state inspection for front brakes and the fog lights. Fog lights aren't suppose to be on with high beam headlights. Fog lights should be wired to the low beam circuit of the headlight system...
2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YS3DF78K63
Car towed in, customer states was driving fine, then stumbled and died. It would crank but start and die. Checked Fuel pressure was 19 psi. Figured bad pump, replaced. It starts easier but still dies right after starting. Talk to a friend said try replacing cr... Trouble codes: P1181 (Fuel Trim lean), P0340 (Cam sensor code), P0300 (Random misfire)
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Starting VIN: 4S3BG6852V
car starts and runs fine ,no codes , and all things appear to work just fine , about ever 4 or 5th start it dosnt start or crank , but if you cycle the locks from the remote it will start right up , and is fine for 5 or so starts then it dose it again but if u...
2000 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L All Shifts VIN: 4S3BE6863Y
Hi and thank you for any help you can give me on this Subaru. I don't do much transmission work so my knowledge is a little weak but I feel like it is probably going to turn out to be something with the TPS but it is expensive so I am looking for some advise b...
1993 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Cylinder Piston VIN: JT3VN39W6P
Please I am not looking for guesses, I am wanting to hear from someone who has experienced this, so please ask around the shop if you are reading this or call your local machine shop for insight before posting. We had the engine rebuilt in January by a very r...
2008 Toyota Prius Touring 1.5L coolant flow valve VIN: JTDKB20UX8
after replacing the sensor listed above in repairs, mil light comes back on after the 2 drive cycles, after checking the system again I think that the water control valve might not be reading correctly..it is attached to the bottom of the chs tank and dealer s...
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Vibration VIN: YV1LZ56DXY
Hi, to all tech. Out there: happy new year to everyone, this valvo came in with acting strange , once in a while (a lightly noticeable vibration )while driving .there is no code . On the lift running drive shaft was noisy, we pool it but couldn`t see anything ...
2003 Volvo XC70 X/C 2.5L Srs urgent airbag VIN: YV1SZ59H03
Hello Techs, I have a 2003 Volvo XC 70 in the shop. Customer came in with an "SRS Air Bag Urgent" Light on. I scanned the car and was not able to clear it. I checked all the connectors and everything looked good. I read a couple posts that the car might need t...

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1999 Bentley Arnage 4.4L No Start VIN: SCBLB51E5X
Thanks for all the replies, as it turns out the dealer where they got the keys made was wrong, they do need to be programmed. It will start the vehicle five times and then lock you out. So the body shop is towing the car to the dealer to have the keys programm...
2004 Cadillac SRX 3.6L Steering VIN: 1GYEE637X4
The problem turned out to be a p/s pump as well. Should have known by the debris in the system. Just a helpful hint. As pointed out by one of the answers, variable assist is controlled by amperage. I was able to read the amperage on my Tech2, but our snap-on v...
2000 Chevrolet C2500 5.7L power streeing VIN: 1GCGC24R7Y
Hey guys. Thanks for all the feedback. I did install an [...] pump, against my will, due to a new service manager that has no understanding of quality over price :/ So I got an acdelco pump and got the bypass kit to eliminate the electric switch on the bac...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L 2nd gear inop VIN: 2GCEC19T1Y
After the first 3 replies that all agreed they thought the PCM was defective I ordered a replacement. I just got it and plugged it in and the vehicle shifts great. After two transmissions and a thorough investigation of the wiring I was leaning toward the PCM ...
2002 Dodge Durango Sport 4.7L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HS38N32
2009 Dodge Ram 5500 ST 6.7L 1-2 VIN: 3D6WD76C39
Disconnected trans harnesses. Corroded and rusty. Replaced internal transmission harnesses and vehicle harness. Vehicle is working fine.
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L starter engages VIN: 2FTRX17L5X
Confirmed issue with these Fords. Window leaks, causing electrical problems in the modules beneath it when they become corroded or soaked. At present it's sitting in the bay running without a chirp, the fuse panel was used, and out of a 2000 F150 so has minor ...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L metal intake bypass tube VIN: 1FTZF17201
Fixed. I decided to get approval for the thermostat as well since I had it off anyways. I also cleaned the throttle body, iac passage and the imrc plates as well. Put it all together and tried to start it but it didn't like all the extra cleaner I shoved dow...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Ipr VIN: 1FTNW21P04
Alright the guys who mentioned the Dorman oil cooler hit the nail on the head. The cooler housing gasket which turned to be green was deteriorating. We stuck a new ipr on it ran it about five miles and it died again pulled ipr same green material, pulled coole...
2005 Ford Crown Victoria Special Edition 4.6L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FDHP74WX5
Michael confirmed that the CHT sensor sits in a dry hole. Petes response was exactly my problem and went back to P1288. Open circuit from ecm to cht sensor on ye/lg wire. Upon further inspection found several wires behind the ecm connector cut with wires runni... Trouble codes: P1288 (CHT Cylinder head temp sensor).
2007 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTWW33P97
Performed a cylinder balance test and found #'s 3,4,5,&6 were between -41 and -85, so I performed an injector buzz test and all injectors passed. Applied air pressure directly to the fuel rails - right bank held pressure, but left bank dropped off immediately....
2005 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L Unknown VIN: 2GTEK13T65
Not sure what happened here we put everything back together and it worked just fine. Don't know if something was out of place or what but it is working. Thanks for all the replies.
2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L 4 th and 5th shift VIN: 5FNRL38745
Well thanks to all that replied to my problem to clear up the questions asked No the trans was not slipping in any gear. No codes in ECM or TCM When I said the trans was whining I meant it just continues to raise RPM and never shifts into 4th or 5th gear Scann...
2005 Hyundai XG350 3.5L fuel pressure VIN: KMHFU45E25
what we found was fuel pump wiring was melted in the tank which in turn burned out the driver in the ecm replaced fuel pump and provided ground for pump car ran ecm is now out for repair thank you for all the tips
2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L starter relay ground VIN: 1J4FF48S31
you guys were all right with the neutral safety switch i think i was just over thinking myself instead of just going with my gut
2008 Jeep Compass Sport 2.4L Starter VIN: 1J8FF47WX8
This vehicle is starting now. Thank you Jim and Gilbert for making me recheck my results. The problem was red/lt blue wire the powers the main and rad fan relays. It corroded up inside the fuse/ relay block which is under the left headlight. When I pulled two ...
2004 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L Hesitation VIN: 1N6ED26Y24
Thanks for all the help. What had confuse me was that we had older frontiers with the same code, but would run ok. We had found that the clusters are a problem for a number of years. And not all the years are the same as far as programing. I had followed the c... Trouble codes: P0500.
2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L All lights VIN: JT2BF22K41
Thanks for all of the excellent replies. David [...] and Grant all nailed this one. Turns out there was actually nothing abnormal about the way this vehicle was pulsing the interior and exterior lights. Upon disconnecting the A/F fuse the pulsing went away ...
2004 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L Injector Pulse VIN: 5TDBA23CX4
with regards to the fuel pressure my OTC gauges were leading me down the yellow brick road as the check valves in the hoses decided to lead me astray by not opening or closing in some cases. Removed all check valves, gauges read fine. fuel pump is none issue...
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