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2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L tranny or differential VIN: 2HNYD18663
I'm stumped. My problem occurs after driving my truck on the highway for about 30 minutes. While driving at about 60mph and higher up a slight grade with steady pressure on the gas with the tranny in lockup and not downshifting the truck will start to make wha...
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2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L engine block
Ok guys its time for some thoughts..Ive got this 03 X5 that was in an accident lower end..the customer cannot afford another engine and engine R&R at this time and this is the dilema..how can the engine bracket (bolts to engine drivers side then bolts to engin...
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2005 BMW 645Ci 4.4L engine light VIN: WBAEK73495
Hello all. got this good one. reduced performance light comes on at times. when the warning comes on the engine seems to run normally. no lack of power. pulled codes 2a5c valvetronic eccentric shaft sensor 2 reference and 2a6b valvetronic power limitation. we ...
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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L water pump VIN: WBAVB13526
Came in for low coolant and overheat, topped coolant and blead system, checked codes 2E84 electric pump communication, 2EF5 chasracteristic field thermostat actuation, 2E81 electric water pump speed differance,2E82 electric water pump switch off, water pump pu...
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2009 Buick Lucerne CX 3.9L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4HP57M79
This vehicle is making go crazy it intermittent won't start customer go in to store comes out after 5 mins vehicle won't start waits about 5 mins cranks and it will start up sometime he driving down it will cut out. I checked all the fuses scanned for codes no...
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1993 Chevrolet Corvette 40th Anniversary Edition 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G1YY23P6P
Vehicle came to us with complaint of sluggish response from a stop and misfires while at cruise speeds. Scan the vehicle no codes were present. Road test the vehicle monitor scan data and found that the low resolution sensor in the distributor was erratic at c...
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2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1WF52E02
car was towed in with a no start i found the battery was bad i replaced the battery.we drove the car about 3 miles cut it off the car has not started sence.i have 59lb fuel presher,i have good fire at the plugs,i had a lock & key co. come in and program the se... Trouble codes: P1189
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2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4C3AG42H11
I bave a problem child here. Customer had car towed in for a missing idler pulley. Her boyfriend couldnt figure out where it went, because this belt did not have an idler pulley but he missed the fact that the outer pulley ring was missing from the harmonic ba... Trouble codes: P0355, P0340, P0300
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2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L cluster VIN: 2C8GF68404
Customer complaint that cluster will remain on as if you just turned the key to the run position. Scanned and found no codes. Turn off switch and cluster remains powered showing check engine light and other lights that come on during KOEO. Blower, power window...
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1999 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L govenor pressure VIN: 1B7MF336XX
this truck in very intermitant but I can make it act up once a day first thing when truck has not been running for at least 8 hours. if kept inside over nioght it only acts up once. if left out side overnight (-15deg c) will act up 3 or four time in a row. wha...
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Srs VIN: 3B7KF26Z71
Air bag light is on all the time. Driver squib circuit open code comes up on scantool. No number, and no data available on our scantool. This truck has been a plow truck for about 5 years, without any air bag issues. We swapped out ACM with another truck tha...
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Heater Core VIN: 1FTDX1768V
Thank you in advance for taking time to view this request. Replaced heater hoses, (Factory Hoses), because origonals were cut and splice to by-pass heater core. Replaced heater core. Now I have no heat at vents. My problem is that I cannot get the coolant to c...
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2002 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE14272
found 2 codes,p0171 and p0174.recorded freeze frame p0171,load 20 ,ect 192,stft 0 and ltft bank 1 13.2. stft 0.7 and ltft 12.5 bank 2.rpm 1182,27mph. checked egr function, opened and stumbled. Smoke tested pcv capped, and found small leaking at both intake run... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTSW21P35
We installed head gaskets and installed an egr delete kit on this vehicle. There is a type of deep underlying noise while vehicle is running. We have no boost and really no power. We had trouble installing the exhaust to the turbo it was very hard to get the c...
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2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Spedometor VIN: 1FDXE45PX6
This is a bus conversion. I repaired the harness that goes across the cowl last summer, someone put a 60 amp fuse where a 30 should have been and bad things happened. It recently came back in with the speedo not working. Scan tool showed various communication ...
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2007 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L heater VIN: 1FDWF37P27
Vehicle is a cab & chassis w/ an Ambulance package on the back. Vehicle has been in service with this agency since new & has not had this issue until recently. At idle (700 rpm) or at low speed around town driving (8-900 rpm) there is very poor heat output fr...
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2010 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTSW2B58A
Had the following codes: P0011, P0012, P0016, P0018, P0021, P0022, P0346, & P052A. These all happen on a long trip when it was -22 degrees. Cleared codes and has not come back. Owner is worried and wants me to replace something. Any helpful ideas for you Ford ... Trouble codes: P0011 (p0012-), P0012 (p0016-), P0016 (p0018-), P0018 (p0021-), P0021 (p0022-), P0022
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2006 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L Ride Control VIN: 1GKEK63U76
Need an opinion the customer wants to know if this is a workable solution or not and what could be the ramifications. They would like us install an aftermarket front and rear shock package and disable the Ride Control. The rear shocks are leaking and pump moto...
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2007 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2L stall/ no start VIN: 1GKFK638X7
This truck was towed in for a no start and started when it got here. Customer took it home and in 2 days it stalled on the road and would not restart. Was towed in again and was hard to start like it was flooded. Had to hold gas pedal to the floor to get it ru... Trouble codes: P0011, P0016, P0175
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2009 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L check engine VIN: 1GKEC36019
Thanks for any suggestions you have. I hope some gm techs have seen this. This vehicle recently had an inop fuel pump control module & a u0109 communication lost to fpcm. Sure enough i could not communicate with the fpcm. It was replaced & programmed & it star...
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2009 Hyundai Elantra SE 2.0L fuel gauge VIN: KMHDU46D09
First of thanks in advance for any help. Furl gauge does not work on this vehicle. Have done the test in [...] with the test light and it does light when you put it across the wires for sending unit but the gauge does not come up to full like it says it sho...
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L abs VIN: 1J4FX58S9T
This Jeep has a code 14 "Rear Inlet Valve". Solis says that it could be a sticking solenoid or a wiring issue. Is this repairable? I see three solenoids on the outside of the valve body but which one is the Rear inlet valve? I would like to repair this if I ca...
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L Oil pan/gasket VIN: 1J4GR48K65
Have another one of these Grand Cherokees with the NAG1 transmission that is causing us trouble. About 3 weeks ago the customer came in with fluid leaking under the vehicle. It appeared to be coming from the trans pan gasket, so we took the pan down, did a ser...
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2006 Kia Optima LX 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAGE123X6
Hello everyone and thanks for taking the time to look at this. Got a very strange one here. We got this vehicle at 133000 miles with a rod knock, very minor. Removed and rebuilt engine. Installed engine and everything was perfect. Vehicle ran great, no check e... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0301, P0303, P0304
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2007 Mini Cooper 1.6L valve timing VIN: WMWMF33557
hello,this mini was brought to me to have the valve timing set.It is a 2007 straight mini with a non turbo ,non supercharged N12 engine. For whatever reason the customer had the camshaft bolts out and cranked the engine and put it out of time.I have all of th...
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2010 Mini Cooper Clubman 1.6L Brake Light VIN: WMWML3C58A
Hello everyone! I have this Mini Cooper that is giving me a problem. The car came in with the yellow brake light on and the service messages to service the front and rear brakes. After inspecting the brakes, I found the pad wear sensors on both axles to be con...
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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Passkey III VIN: 1G2WK52JX2
Customer called me on one of our coldest days Monday and said his car would start and die, just like the vehicle theft was active. I gave him the procedure for relearn and when that didn't work it was towed in. In the parking lot it would start and die and aft...
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2003 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L Starter VIN: 1G8AN1243Z
Friends car came in with new starter battery ignition switch.would not start when cold no crank. Scan bcm had code b2960 and b3033 did as tsb said replace bcm and had flashedwith tech 2,tis web,and laptop. Still will not crank any help would be cool. Ps read a...
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2003 Saturn Vue 2.2L No Start VIN: 5GZCZ23D13
Thanks in advance for your help guys! The vehicle came in cranking good, no start. It smelled of raw fuel so I started checking the ignition system. Found spark plug gaps ranged from 0.090-0.100, engine was flooded. I blew out the combustion chambers, through... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst Efficiency Low Bank 1), P1599 (CC Power Management Mode or Engine Stall)
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2004 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L Starting VIN: 1G8AJ52F44
THis vehicle was brought to us approxamatly 2 yrs ago and it had an ongoing concern with the ignition switch according to tsb 0408-45-00sd you are supposed to replace the ignition switch . If its never been done before . Ok we did that it was good for about a ...
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1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JT3HN87RXX
truck brought in to us with complaint of no power on hard acceleration, found that was bogging at 3/4 to full throttle as if running out of fuel, initial testing there are no codes stored at all, can reproduce every time, customer explained history of all new ...
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2006 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L No Start VIN: 5TELU42N76
truck would intermittently not start would have no spark and no injector pulse scan tool does not so any injector on time when it does not start, last time I tried to test I had no communication with immobilizer I pull the key out and put it back in communicat...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Starting VIN: 3VWSP69M33
2003 Jetta TDI will crank but not start above 40 degrees coolant temp. Glow light only comes on for 1-2 seconds. White exhaust from tail when trying to start. Checked voltage and amps. Both are 0. Unhook coolant sensor. Glow light comes on for 8-10 seconds. Ha...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Ecs VIN: 3VWDF71K95
Came in with ECS lamp on and had many codes. Cleared codes and test drove. Runs good and all interior controls works fine and all lamps works right. Codes that return is 01314 ECM Read codes inter, 02395 and 02394 rt and lt park lamp(bulb was out), 00985 Rt ta...
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2008 BMW M3 4.0L Mechanical VIN: WBSWD93588
Thanks for all the help. I talked the customer into using the BMW stretch bolts. I explained that the ARP bolts are an excellent product, however, I believe the Torque spec provided did not agree with my instinct. Since it's an expensive engine and I could not...
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1990 Cadillac Eldorado 4.5L No Start VIN: 1G6EL1338L
Hello everyone and thanks for the help! We cleaned every ground we could find on the car as a lot of you suggested and the car is fixed. there wasn't a ground that you could point at and say that was the one but they were all kind of ugly
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2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L no crank VIN: 1G6DM57NX3
yes vehical is fixed. chased class2 data line which was down to .1 volt, found air bag control module pulling voltage down after module unplugged voltage returned to 7 volts thanks for replies
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2005 Cadillac SRX 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GYEE63A95
Hi guys , we found it , it was a break in the wire iat signal , # 1 tan wire , broke about 2 inches from plug on mas air flow , it made easy with all of your help , cant say enough about you guys , what you really do is give a guy confidence , thank you to all... Trouble codes: P0113, P0111.
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2003 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 2CNBJ13C13
The fix was I need to use a dealer master cylinder. The aftermarkets tried 3 were not working. Put on a dealer and it fixed the problem.
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2006 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
In the end I had a lifter lock up and bend a pushrod. Replaced pushrod and lifter and everything was great... For about two weeks. Vehicle came back with another bent pushrod...coincidence? Fixed this pushrod and replaced lifter (on cylinder 1 this time). Vehi... Trouble codes: P0300, P0011, P0016.
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2007 Dodge Ram 3500 ST 6.7L No Start VIN: 3D7ML48A07
Two injectors were leaking internal causing low pressure, install new 2 injectors, change oil & filter & all good now, the strange thing is the oil level was a bit low not much & there's was no fuel in the oil, Strange.
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1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTDR15X5V
Oh man... Well this one worked some areas of my brain I have not worked in a while. I got clear short term changes while spraying carb cleaner at the base of the plastic intake manifold, I performed the intake manifold reseal, lower intake manifold up as the ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L motor noise VIN: 1FTWX32S1X
This fix was odd indeed''reading thru some previous post I found the fix'''i removed the accelerator cable from the attachment at the firewall..bam''noise gone ''I had my doubts it was a motor noise at all...thank you all for your thoughts and suggestions...ma...
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2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L will not come out of 4 wheel high VIN: 1FMZU74E82
when all else fails go back to the basics check power and grounds. Even after I checked power and grounds something in me said add a ground so I did and now it works fine!
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2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14V13
thanks guys for all your help in diag this vehicle we found front Catalytic converter where starting to come apart. at high rpm it was causing a restriction replaced both front Catalytic converter corrected problem Trouble codes: P0304, P0171.
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1999 GMC K2500 Sierra SLE 6.5L Transmission VIN: 1GTGK29F7X
Thanks to everyone who replied. I took this job off my tech and started all over. I noticed the truck jumps forward when going into drive just as if you are in 4low. I was playing with 4wd shifter and noticed neutral is 2wd and 2wd and 4Hi operate as normal. 4...
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2008 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3L Variable cams VIN: 5NMSH13E78
After trying to rule out the sealing intergrity of the replaced OCV, and no change, I attempted to remove that solenoid to see if I could see some sort of defect or restriction in it, but without removing the upper and lower intakes, it would not clear. I rei...
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2007 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: LM1BK32F97
Thanks for all of the replies. I had to return the vehicle to the customer. I was hoping for her to return before I had to close the report. The issue is still unresolved.
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1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L soft top VIN: WDBFA67E3S
well guys im closing this without a fix because im realy not sure if it is or not!!first of all i wanna thank Terry,Mark,Richard,Jamie,Nicolas and Alain for the insight and fast responce any way here it goes as stated first time into shop i had fault code for ...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L battery VIN: WDBRF61J21
thanks for all the responses made me feel better about saying no problem for me to get vehicle finished. wasnt going to cut or splice any wires customer wanted it fixed like from factory with factory parts. installed new module no programming or coding needed....
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on, No communication VIN: JN1CA31A6Y
Thanks everyone for the help. Sorry this took so long but with the holidays and the snow, been real busy. Replaced the throttle body with a used one and car idles fine. Removed the ecm to check inside for the burnt chip, and didn't find anything. Reinstall...
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2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5L engine VIN: 4S4BP61C87
I am going to post this car as fixed, although the customer wants the engine swapped out. The valves are definitely not sealing to the seats and THEY ARE NOT BENT. ALSO, I NEVER CHECKED THIS CAR PRIOR TO PULLING IT IN MY BAY, so I do not know if it has spark...
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