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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Aux Coolant Pump VIN: WBADD6322W
Info for diagnos code 51 havc System Turns Off Aux Water Pump On Info Found on Alldata or Mitchell
2007 BMW 530i 3.0L COOLANT System in General VIN: WBANE73597
Customer complained about vehicle overheating 2 times before bringing it to me. I found excesive oil in the coolant resovoir which by this time the coolant was milky. Problem is still happening after changing Cylinder Head Gasket, Transmission oil Cooler. I ha...
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
2008 Buick LaCrosse CX 3.8L Heating VIN: 2G4WF58248
Vehicle continues to lose sufficient heat temp at idle and has long warm up times in the morning. No codes, manual heat controls and hot/cold changes with control knob.
1994 Cadillac Commercial Chassis 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G6DW52PXR
No spark, no fuel. It has the DIS system with the plug wires coming from the front of the engine. I checked for codes, found none. Live data gives me an RPM reading of about 192 rpm and it blinks to zero. On occation the RPM blinked to 360+ RPM and it almost s...
1996 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Stall VIN: 1GCCS1444T
I have this 96 S-10 that will quit going down the road for the customer and will not start till it sets for a little while. It happens once or twice a month. I have not had it happen to me & it has been to several shops. It has no codes. I think is probably th...
2008 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNFC13C78
I need your help, i have a 2008 chevy tahoe that came in with intermitant check engine light on, found the listed codes po121 tps sensor & po573 brake light switch. I looked at throttle boby it was dirty so i cleaned it, started engine ran fine. Next i removed... Trouble codes: P0121, P0573
2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L dies VIN: 1GNDT13S08
Vehicle died on customer several times, came in on hook. She reports (now) that it would act up when the voltmeter went above 14v to 15. Charged dead battery but would not hold load so I replaced it with Interstate unit. It still charges around 15.1 volts (14...
2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4L high fuel trim VIN: 1G1PG5S96B
Freeze Frames (2- both simmilar) RPM 735-732 ECT 204-188 IAT 48-42 MAF 2.38 g/s Load 20% LTFT 31-35% MPH 0 My current scan tool readings agree with the above data. High long term fuel trim only at idle. Runs steady at 13ish, or 20ish, or 27ish. O2 sensor has... Trouble codes: P0171
2006 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8L poor power VIN: 2A8GP54L16
Data stream shows no TPS voltage and about half of current speed. Speedo and tach are correct. Test TPS Reference and output voltage and both are good. 0/2 sensor still cycles under load with poor power. When scanner is used for a few minutes it looses communi...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B4GP54G6X
Vehicle came in with a idle problem, it Idles normally around 800 rpm but will stumble down to 650-700 rpm and run poorly. It was past time for tune up so I recommended Plug, Wires, and Fuel sys. service. Seemed to run better but returned 2 months later with I...
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Surge VIN: 1FTJW36FXT
I have this truck that cycles the overdrive on and off on its own. The problem starts when you turn on the key to the run position the overdrive light is on. after starting the truck you have to push the button several times to turn on the overdrive after awhi...
2003 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L intermittent ABS lamp VIN: 2FMZA52443
Hi everyone. I have a windstar here with an intermittent abs lamp. Customer said it came on and he felt a dragging from the pass rear wheel. The lamp was not on when I got it. I test drove it with no obvious problems. I have 2 codes. C1235: right rear WSS inpu...
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
2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L red brake light VIN: 1FDXE45S86
After installing New ford PCM and flashing current programming using Ford IDS 88.02 all driveability issues resolved. Now red brake light comes on when driver door switch an A panel pressed. {driver door closed}. Goes out when switch released {driver door open...
2001 GMC Safari SL 4.3L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1GTDL19W21
Surging under load about 4k rpm before it shifts into next gear. As it surges it flags muiltable cylinder misfires, but doesnt feel like a misfire, more like a fuel or air surge issue. Fuel pressure holds steady at 61 psi while it surges. Map sensor hold at 3....
2001 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L Monitor wont run VIN: KMHJG25F61
I hava 01 Hyundai Tiburon that won't run the cat monitor. We are working on this vehicle for an Indiana failure. IN requires all monitors to be run. All other monitors are run. I can consistently run the other monitors by following the drive cycle from Motor. ...
2008 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5NMSG73D78
Vehicle came in with check engine light on and no other complaints.I pulled code P0016 for CKP-CMP correlation B1 sensor A and P0018 for CKP-CMP correlation B2 sensor A.Vehicle has 5W-20 oil in it and it looks clean.Odometer only shows 55078 miles.Has anyone h... Trouble codes: P0016 (CKP-CAM correlationB1sensor A), P0018 (CKP-CAM correlationB2 sensor A)
2006 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L No Start VIN: KNDJD73386
Got a feeling I'm shooting for the moon on this one but it doesn't hurt to try. This one has been to three different shops. Timing belt replaced(Marks on the money, checked Cam/Crank sync with oscilliscope dead on)Fuel pressure to specs, all data pids look pro...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L ABS Module VIN: SALME11403
Looking for some input from some techs with some land rover experience. The vehicle came into the shop with a hard code for the right rear wheel speed sensor in the ABS module. Also has a code 37 CAN bus fault in the air ride module. Have not been able to find...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Starter VIN: WDBJF65J91
HELLO DUDES..;-)friend if mine brought a 01 mercedez E320 with a no start condition...Key turns and goes to crank position but relay will not even click to turn starter which works if I scanned system with verus and it gives me code 2314 CAN Comu...
2006 Mini Cooper 1.6L blower VIN: WMWRC33566
Group I have this mini with blower motor function. I have checked all fuses and also found no power at any of the three wires at the resistor or at the two wires at the blower motor. With my scan tool I get code 009 fan voltage problem. I activated all buttons...
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L theft deterent module VIN: 1G2WP52K81
This car will start right up and then will kill from the fuel being shut off.After I put the cyl. in I relearned it twice and I still get the sercurity light flashing.With 5 volts from the pcm I know it is ok and with 50hertz from back probe at pin 70 it has t...
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WP0CA2998X
Hello Euro Techs! this diesel dude has one that's making us pull hair.This car came in with the complaint of stalls and bucks intermittently.DTC was P0336 Crankshaft position sensor "A" circuit performance.We scoped the sensor at the rear of the engine and saw... Trouble codes: P0336 (crankshaft position sensor a circuit performance)
2002 Saturn SL1 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZH52882
Customer called a month ago or so said they thought they had a charging problem, had a older battery replaced at a another shop, then a month ago had same shop replace a alternator, problem didn't go away, we had extreme cold coditions and car sit one day for ... Trouble codes: P1626 (Anti theft system fuel enable circuit), U1064, U1096, U1301, P0131
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L inside vehicle smell VIN: 1F1GG68502
Today we looked and found no leaks of any fuel. She had to ride with the windows down it was so strong. We checked cabin filter for any residue fuel. non found.
1996 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 4T1BF12B5T
Hi to everybody. Have a fun one here for you all. Customer brought car in for oil burning smell. Been having a lot of snow lately so I was warming the car while I was cleaning it off.Could smell oil burning so I brought car in to shop, no test drive. Found bot...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L blown engine VIN: 4T1BE32K92
We replaced this 2.4 litre engine with one from a recycling yard in Orlando and it ran great for a week and then suddenly, the engine just destroyed itself..piston pin came out of number one, valves dropped into the cylinders. Used full synthetic 5-20 oil,new ...
2004 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L engine VIN: 5TDZA22C04
Thanks for your help. Please read everything because these may be unrelated problems. This sienna came for complaint of smoke out the tailpipe & running bad. Van was 3.5 qts. low of oil. Put oil in & started it up. Lots of blue smoke coming out of the tailpipe...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21C2Y
Mitchell system does not list these codes. IATN does not have history of these codes. Trouble codes: P1355 (Ignition Circuit/Open Circuit), P1358 (Cyl 2), P1361 (cyl 3), P1364 (cyl 4)

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2005 BMW 645Ci 4.4L engine light VIN: WBAEK73495
ok so i removed the drivers valve cover bank 2 again. inspected all moving parts. no ahah moments what so ever. finally i am smart enough to say "do i have a bad computer?" i call the dealer and ask how much a VVT control module is. guess what they stock ...
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L water pump VIN: WBAVB13526
Got pump this morning, installed and blead system, all good now Thanks again
2008 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8L Ignition VIN: 1G4HD572X8
Disconnected the battery and hooked up the jumper pack and everything is OK, battery is shorted. Replaced the battery and all is fine.
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK13TX5
At this time we have used a plastic bag to cover the ECM. Vehicle has not returned as of yet. We will post any other information if problem reoccurs. Thanks to all who replied. Trouble codes: P0480, P0300.
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Srs VIN: 3B7KF26Z71
Thanks so much guys, it was the clock spring. Easy fix thanks to IATN guys. There really wasn't any diagnostics. I've also done other air bag repairs but this was difficult with no data, diag, or wiring diagram.
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTNW21P63
Thanks to all who replied...I replace all 4 injectors on that bank and truck runs great...I still do not understand why #7 started missing...Its bottom o ring was slightly burnt...but I could not verify any issues with it Trouble codes: P0273 (Injector circuit low), P0275 (Cylinder 5 contribution).
2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Oil pressure VIN: 1ZVHT82H06
Thank you to the techs who offered specific information on the oil pressure issue. I did plasti-gauge the camshafts, and clearance was proper. I did procure a oil pressure tank and attached it to the oil sensor port. Its a little tricky to see exactly what's g...
2008 Ford Fusion SE 2.3L master cyl VIN: 3FAHP07Z88
Hello everyone, we got it fixed finally. Booster wasn't calibrated correctly. There was no adjustment on the center pin. We had to open the booster and adjust the bolts that anchor the master cylinder to the booster manually to make the adjustment. After ma...
2008 Honda Accord EX 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCP36878
Ok, well after rechecking the compression, it's become pretty obvious that the block the problem. The compression on the front bank is 15-20psi lower than the rear bank when cold(about 145-155), and as it warms up, it rises slightly -about 5-10psi. But still 1... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire), P0305 (Cylinder 5 misfire), P0306 (Cylinder 6 misfire).
2009 Hyundai Elantra SE 2.0L fuel gauge VIN: KMHDU46D09
Well you all might just laugh at this one I know I did when I found it. So I never put it up in the air to look at the underside of the car. After pulling the fuel pump assembly out and finding the tank empty (LOL), I put the car up on the lift and found the v...
2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L Airbag VIN: JTJHF10UX2
Car needed right side seatbelt assy. Thanx to all
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBBA45C1F
Thanks for all the input.I have ordered warm up compensator.part will not be in by time to close request.Will advise in future about repair.Mark
2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L No Start VIN: 1GHDX13E64
Yes its a simple fix, the real key had a security diode in it and the K-mart recut didn't which gave me the code c3055 a no transponder issue. It should have said c3055 WRONG KEY instead of no code description. Thanks to Michael. Andrew, Ken, Wil, and Jonatha... Trouble codes: B3055 (No transponder moduation or no transponder).
2003 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L Starter VIN: 1G8AN1243Z
2014 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5L Srs VIN: 4S3BMBC61E
Thank you for all the helpful replies. I did find the cause of my issue. I found that the CAN communication module is faulty causing no communication on items that pass through the cluster. The CAN communication module is integrated into the gauge cluster c...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSP69MX1
I found that the PCM was not energizing the glow plug relay,even after setting in below 10* degree weather.I installed a push button switch to energize the glow plugs manually.It worked great as the customer would not pay to have the computer replaced.They hav... Trouble codes: P1619, 18027 (same as above).
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Electronic VIN: WVWVD63B84
The fact that there were no other codes was the giveaway it had alot of metal in the oil sample replacing the unit solved the problem.
2007 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L No Start, Dead battery at time VIN: 3VWRW31C37
I checked that "I have not fixed this problem" but only because I am not 100% sure, my last response gave me what I think is my best option for confirming and I am posting it here Thanks Mukesh for this help it gives me option to check the door module, the f...
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