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2001 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage 6.0L instrument guages VIN: SCFAB22391
instrument gauges swing erratically with key on or running.
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2003 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 3.0L Windshield washer pump VIN: WAUVT68EX3
Washers inop. Circuit test at pump, have bat voltage on both wires at pump with switch off. No voltage at both wires when switch is on. Using Ross Tech. Shows washers on at steering column and at Central electrical module. All fuses good. No other problems ass...
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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Battery VIN: WBAGNG6348
Hello bmw techs i have a drain of .65 on this bimmmer until i remove fuse # 79 from which mitchell pro demand which i have another name for only shows voice input control module on but it seems to wake a lot of things up when fuse is installed . This drain is ...
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2010 BMW 328i xDrive 3.0L Charging VIN: WBAPK5C54A
Car on cold start -20, went into transport mode. Replaced weak battery. Registered battery, can not find info on procedure to take out of transport mode. Any info will be great. Thank you
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2008 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8L Ignition VIN: 1G4HD572X8
08 buick came in yesterday not starting and the key stuck in the ignition. we have not been able to remove the key or get it started. we have no power to anything. door locks inop all lights inop. turn the key and nothing happens. no power to the dlc so we can...
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2005 Chevrolet Colorado Z85 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS19685
Have a p0315 code that I can't get rid of.Using a Genisys otc scanner, code will not clear,scanner says it cleared but still there and light stays on.Tried to do crank relearn numerous times will not complete,shows waiting for crank enable and checking status ... Trouble codes: P0315
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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY78G64
Vehicle came in several months ago, had faults for P0032 and P0038. Tested and decided that the O2 sensors were defective, replaced both. 3 days ago, the vehicle came back with P0031 and P0037 (circuit low both O2 Heaters). Tested and decided that the PCM was ... Trouble codes: P0032 (O2 sensor heater B1S1 Circuit High), P0038 (O2 sensor heater B1S2 circuit High)
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.8L Starting VIN: 2D4GP44L13
Vehicle came to me after being worked on at previous shop. Customer says when cold in morning vehicle wont start and just clicks repeatedly. If they jump it starts fine and starts every time after until it gets cold again. I have found that it doesn't even nee...
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1996 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.9L ignition VIN: 1FTFE24Y0T
I have a running donor vehicle and swapped the coil, distributor, and ecm. Not sure where to look now. Ignition switch is working because I get 12 volts on both wires going into the coil. Any advice is greatly appreciated!
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTNW21P63
Truck came in with a misfire complaint - scanned and have a #5 cylinder contribution code and a # 5 injector low code - look at cylinder contribution and see #5 not firing - swap #7 and #5 injector connector and run koeo test and I get circuit code for #7 so i... Trouble codes: P0273 (Injector circuit low), P0275 (Cylinder 5 contribution)
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2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDWE35P75
Hello Techs, This is my first help request. Our shop specializes in 6.0 diesels but this one I'm getting beaten. Vehicle came in running rough and no boost. Took a look at it and found bad injectors and a bad turbo along with a VGT solenoid. Oil dumping out of... Trouble codes: P2617, P2614
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2008 Ford Fusion SE 2.3L master cyl VIN: 3FAHP07Z88
2008 ford fusion 2.3 replaced brakes all the way around low on pads rotors at or below spec. After install brake pedal was found to be squishy. Bleed system, and still squishy. Found small leak back side of brake master cylinder, leaking into brake power boost...
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1998 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Starter VIN: JHLRD1864W
Quick post here. This Honda came to us with complaint of a whining noise on start up. Verified it was coming from the starter, sounds like it is staying engaged to the flywheel after you release the key. I can feel the noise in the starter motor itself. Tested...
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2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L engine VIN: JHLRD2848Y
car runs fine but comes up with code P1399 which is not in Mitchell on demand but has codes for misfires on all four cylinders my question is what is code p1399 have to do with misfires on four cylinders it has fresh tune up with fuel filter any help would be ...
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2004 Honda Element EX 2.4L rockers VIN: 5J6YH18584
One of my guys putting head back on 2.4 VTEC motor and slipped, and couple rockers came off rocker assembly, while trying to catch them couple springs and pins came out others. There are hollow pins, solid pins, and springs to lock rockers together. And I can ...
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2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L heating VIN: 1J4GL48K43
We took this vehicle in with complaint of 'lame heat' short tested system and found no problems with engine temp. we figured heater core may have been plugged up a bit, so we flushed heater core, cooling system and replaced thermostat for good measure. tested ...
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2006 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Etacs
Hi Group The customer came with this Kia to the shop with a list!! Low Beam bulbs don't last! Interior light not working.Door open warning light comes on intermittent also the rear hatch open light comes on intermittent, but all doors are closed.! And the key...
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2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G3Y
Good afternoon guys this one has me stumped... car initially came in for MIL light on and had P0171, P01130, P01133 after checking system out B1 S1 not working... dead, replaced with new air/fuel sensor test drove and P0171 popped up again, smoke tested it and... Trouble codes: P0171
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2007 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: WDBRF52H97
Customer first came in with an issue relating to cold starting. The vehicle would have a hard time starting. It would run very rich once it did start. Once the car warms ups it seems to run fine. I initially looked at fuel pressure and found this to be ok arou... Trouble codes: P0175 (Rich Bank 2), P0174 (Rich Bank 1), P0306 (Misfire 6), P0305 (Misfire 5), P0304 (Misfire 4), P0301 (Misfire 1)
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2004 Mitsubishi Galant LS 3.8L charcoal canister
this car came in with the carcoal canister full of liquid fuel.the only way i see how it got in was through the vent hose from the breather hose in the filler neck.which means the customer was topping off,which he swears he didnt do!has anyone seen another way...
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2008 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Intelligent Key VIN: 1N4BA41E98
After replacing the blower motor in this car the intelligent key system is not operating fully. I can lock and unlock the doors using the remote if I push the buttons on the remote. What I cannot do is use the small black button on the outside door handle to l...
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1994 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L oil pressure VIN: VFHGE25786
OK guys I need some help here. I did a routine head gasket job on this car was a little nervous about it see has how I never done any thing on one of these before however it was really smooth sailing apart and together. The original problem was the gasket blew...
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L No Start VIN: JF1GD29632
Intermittent crank no start. Sets P0340 when no start. Verus shows yes on camshaft position signal pid when cranking and no start. Tested harness from pcm to sensor found all wiring good. Customer replaced sensor prior to bringing it in. Installed a second new... Trouble codes: P0340
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2006 Subaru Forester X 2.5L Valves VIN: JF1SG65636
After replacing oil soaked plug wires, plugs, coil and replacing valve cover gaskets, vehicle still idles rough. Perform cylinder leak down test and was most impressed by 40% leakage on cyl.4. With DS valve cover off, during leak down, both rockers have plenty...
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2006 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4S3BL67646
Engine is rough at idle and set a cylinder #2 misfire. Engine runs smooth on the highway but always idle rough and turn on the check engine light. Trouble codes: P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire)
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1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Front axle seals VIN: JT3HJ85J2V
We are having a tough time finding a book time for replaceing the front axle seals for this 97 LC with a one piece housing. There is diff fluid leaking from the big outer turning balls at the inner of each front wheel. I think the seals are [...] but I am...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSP69MX1
Glow plug relay is a 7 wire relay.It has everything except 2 terminals have no power or ground.The ST terminal and the D1 terminal have no power or ground when key is turned on.I have the main power for glow plug and wiring to glow plugs is fine.The glow plug ... Trouble codes: P1619, 18027 (same as above)
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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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2012 Bentley Continental GTC 6.0L Starting, Circuit 15, Power Windows, Convertible VIN: SCBGR3ZA1C
Happy New Year everyone, wish you all the best in 2014. I like to thank everyone who helped me on this problem, it turned out to be the battery management module, I disconnect it and everything is working fine, I ordered a new one from UK and waiting for it to...
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2007 BMW 328i 3.0L ignition VIN: WBAWB33557
Sorry for the late update been swamped lately. we replaced the battery after it failed the third test. after that havn't had any problems.
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2007 BMW 328xi 3.0L Unknown VIN: WBAVC93507
We drained the fluid in transfer case and the fluid came out very burnt. Replaced the transfer case and its been running great!
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2005 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNDL73F65
Sorry to inform that the customer took the vehicle to the dealership and informed me today that they replaced the ECM Thanks to every one who offered me help. Trouble codes: P0067 (p0101-), P0101.
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2007 Dodge Nitro SXT 3.7L Heater VIN: 1D8GT28K57
SORRY FOR WAITING TIL LAST MINUTE TO CLOSE THIS REQUEST. CUSTOMER HAS YET TO BRING VEHICLE BACK TO SHOP. I AM GOING TO TRY A HEATER CORE WHEN THEY DO, AND WHILE I HAVE EVAP HOUSING OUT, I AM GOING TO CHECK ALL MECHANICAL OPERATIONS FOR BLEND DOOR, ETC. I WAS ...
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73K83
Hi Gentleman, I would first like to thank everyone that responded as it helped a lot. The fix was a couple of things, surge was because the idle was turned up a bit causing incorrect tps readings. Also the MAF sensor was faulty giving a lean condition, found ... Trouble codes: 2195 (Lean), 2197 (Lean).
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14514
After rechecking all relative data, we decided to replace the spark plugs as it had been a long time since they were last done, upon removal I found them to be severely worn and 1 heat range too cold, I installed the correct new plugs and cleared the KAM and c... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Bank 2).
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2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW12504
I would like to thank all that replied. Customer decided to take it to local ford dealer for diagnostics and ford tech says he cant reproduce symptoms charged him $85. and sent him packing. thanks for all the help. Brian Trouble codes: P0174 (lean bank 2).
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2004 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L drivers seat heater VIN: 3GKEC16Z24
drivers door module fixed this issue. sorry to all for taking so long to close this request. thanks to all for your input. best wishes for the new year/
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2008 GMC Sierra 1500 WT 5.3L hydraulic brakes VIN: 2GTEC13J78
After another attempt at pedal pressure bleeding, with no improvement in pedal quality at all, we replaced the brake master cylinder and all is good and well now. We use the vacuum/ evacuators on our Hondas and Acuras weekly and have never encountered a proble...
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1999 Infiniti Q45 4.1L Misfire VIN: JNKBY31A7X
After replacing the #6 ignition coil, problem was still there. I used low amp probe at ignition coil fuse to scope all 8 coils at once, as suggested by replies. This was a very quick and easy way to check for bad coils, and it turned out the #1 coil pattern wa... Trouble codes: P0306, P0325, P0330.
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2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Trans range VIN: SALMF15416
check fluid it was burnt and told customer they need trans but they declined this trans was slipping when hot
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on
Well, it turns out that the Oil Control Valve was the problem. Replaced it with a new one from Lexus and she's been rolling for a couple of days now with no issues at all. Sometimes, jobs that seem complex are actually simple. Thank all of you again for your a... Trouble codes: P1351 (Deviation in crankshaft position sensor signal and VVT sensor bank 2 signal 2-trip detection logic).
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2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Fuel System VIN: 5LMFU27R54
I did replace the correct coil and plug. 5,6,7,8 drivers side bank2. The DTC code was 0358 indicating Cyl.#8 Bank 2 misfire. After checking for a vacuum leak and plugged Cat. I checked for unmetered air causing a rough idle also. Compression was only 70 qnd ...
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2010 Mini Cooper 1.6L Lights & Windows VIN: WMWMF3C52A
Removed FRM, dried it out in the heater air stream, plugged it back in and everything worked Looked vehicle over for any signs of water intrusion, none found Put FRM back into vehicle put vehicle out in lot overnight, freezing cold, problems/symptoms returne...
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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Passkey III VIN: 1G2WK52JX2
Turns out it was the VTD module. It was going to take a couple of days to get the module from the dealer and the customer was pushing for the car so I grabbed a used one, performed the relearn and it's all good now. I got the most useful info from Robert from ...
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2000 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L All Shifts VIN: 4S3BE6863Y
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Wayd hit it right on the head. I was informed by the person I got the car from that he had installed a new transmission in it. When I looked at the transmission, it was not new so I figured it was replaced with a used unit. Onc...
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