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1991 BMW 318i 1.8L Drivers air bag VIN: WBAAJ9312M
we corrected the alignment of the steering wheel now the SRS lite will not reset ... cannot communicate with the SRS control unit. I tried our new launch pad... I tried a older Baum tool # W621300 that is just for that car ... we tried a new Maxi Das and one m...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WBAAM533XX
This car would not start. Customer thought battery was dead and hooked up battery charger. Car started cranking then made a loud bang in engine compartment. It then started but was burning oil bad. After doing some research I replaced the crankcase ventilation...
2005 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFA13535
Checked and scoped cam sensor all voltages;grounds; and wave forms good. Checked o2 sensors working good temp sensor reading and working good. No vac leaks smoke tested engine twice. Less then 6 inchs of water on oil pick up tube fuel trims lt 1.6 on both bank... Trouble codes: P1092 (Pre cat fuel trim system too lean bank2), 235 (Dme triming o2 before cat bank 1), 008 (Signal maf), 065 (Signal cam sensor inlet)
1994 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CW52L4R
GM techs Please Help! This old Buick is kicking our tails. It came in because of a check engine light & running bad at idle. Intermittently, it stalls when put in gear. Problem gets worse when engine is warm. I have replaced the cam & crank sensor, & tried a n... Trouble codes: P0321 (p0341-), P0341
2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1L dash VIN: 2G4WS52J52
Insturment panel. O meter and prndl does not light up everything else works. Fuses good no trouble codes
2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L trunk, doors VIN: 1G6KD54YX1
Hello all, I have another weird one here. Customer complaint is trunk opens when opening doors almost all of the time and will open on its own without touching the car. This started happening after taking the vehicle though an automatic carwash. I am able to d...
2006 Chrysler 300 Touring 3.5L computer VIN: 2C3KA53G96
need help in fixing the problem in which I described about no communication from the transmission gear select module to either the shift lever assy. or to the forward control module
2008 Chrysler 300 Limited 3.5L Defrost VIN: 2C3LK33G98
Hello everyone, this is my personal car, im throwing this out here because i have no clue what is going on. This message might get pretty lengthy because i want to make sure i get all the info out there. I own a 2008 chrysler 300. I live in south dakota. So it...
2012 Chrysler 200 LX 2.4L Hvac VIN: 1C3CCBAB9C
This car has good heat from drivers side vents and no heat on passenger side vents. defrost and the floor vents are like this. The panel vents have good heat on the drivers side poor heat from the left middle vents and no heat from the passenger side. The outl...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.2L No Forward Movement In Drive VIN: 1B7HC13Y5X
No codes,no forward movement in drive. Reverse ok,will move forward when manually put shifter in 1st and 2nd gear.also will move forward if i take trans relay out,starts in limp home mode but goes forward.out put speeed sensor has readings when can ...
2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L 2020-001 VIN: WD0PD14475
trouble code 2020-001- low rail pressure/ after fuel temp reach's approcx 50 degrees code will clear and truck runs fine until cold soak this will happens like clock work, per my technical info fuel quainity amount is returned via temp? I suspect to much retur...
2007 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Air bag System VIN: 1D4GP24R87
Air bag light is on and code read is "Occupant classification module active" This code is not in the list supplied by All Data. Passenger seat belt off light in dash is on , if that is any help. I am using a snapon solus scanner. What does this code mean .
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Misfire, VIN: 1FMFU18L1V
Single chain, no cam phaser. On cylinder contribution screen, the vehicle misfires 30-40 times each cylinder following the firing order. [...].Round and round never stops. At idle or cruise. Threw an ecm and reprogramming because ignition coils and injector... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDXW46F11
MORNING GANG !!! I have a ford f450sd that starts fine cold but after a hot soak ( 10 min ) it will not start for approx. 20 minutes. then it will start slowly ( just gradually starts running ). Performance seems to be ok with no issues. I am sure that it is e...
2007 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDAF56P87
Truck will crank over fires like it wants to start but doesn't, took fuel sample good, ficm sync is good and sync pids good. Fuel pw 1.8. Injector buzz test electrically passes. Tech hotline says that most likely the injectors have failed mechanically. I highl...
2009 Ford Expedition EL Limited 5.4L Vvt VIN: 1FMFK20579
At hot idle in drive, torque load engine at 1000 rpm and then let off throtle slowly and the engine timing system then starts hunting for position, clacking and runs like a diesel
2003 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L Suspension VIN: 1GKEK63U23
truck Came in with Service Stability Light Stay on , found codes C0186 &C0196 Install New Yaw Rate Sensor , but still the same message & the same codes, this truck has no rear steering module ,I could not learn the new sensor with the tech 2, But i learned it ...
1998 Honda Accord LX 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1625W
note the pressure readings are at altitude over 6000 feet. with ignition scope on while loaded and miss-firing there is turbulance and a shortened burn time. #3 cyl is consistant,#6 cyl is not so much. the intake is clean and the egr passage ok and the egr val... Trouble codes: P0303, P0306
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Coolant crossover tube VIN: 1HGCG165XY
Looking for the labor hours on replacing the coolant crossover tube gaskets on the back of the cylinder heads. Alldata doesn't list this at all, service or parts and labor. Any help would be appreciated.
2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L compressor VIN: JHLRD68402
Hi techs I have a honda here that seems to have a multiplex control unit failure. Question is does this part need any kind of programming. I would think not but need to make sure before we continue on, we don't have the capability for that. Thanks for your tim...
2004 Jaguar S-Type R 4.2L key VIN: SAJGA03V84
HI there, Client complaint of on occasions the key turns in ignition without turning on anything appears to "free-wheel" places key back to original position takes key out and try's again and works as normal, I would suspect the lock/tumbler reqs replacing not...
2008 Jeep Patriot Sport 2.4L starter
Got involved with vehicle after two starters been replaced due to being burnt. Had over heating symtoms of starter. i started off checking voltage drop and visual test on connections. They all passed. the flywheel looked good visually. No tsb found regarding i...
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4RR4GG3B
This was first time this car ever came to my shop. Customer reported changing plugs before coming to us. Also car had bad out of round tires.MY tech suspect cracked plug or damage to #2 coil. replaced plugs coil and air filter. clear codes road test all good. ... Trouble codes: P0302, P0300
2007 Mazda CX-7 Touring 2.3L Turbo VIN: JM3ER29377
Hello all. I have this cx-7 here that is going through oil fast about 1qt every 1000 miles or so. Found some leaking at oil cooler, but I had a hunch so I removed the intercooler and found oil pooled in the intake, t the turbo, and in the intercooler. I was ju...
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on, low power VIN: WMWRH33405
I think I need help confirming camshaft timing without pulling the timing cover. The directions want me to line up marks on both gears with copper links of the chain. I have the valve cover off and can see the tensioner totally stuck in the collapsed position.... Trouble codes: P0341 (camshaft sensor 1)
1972 Nissan 240Z 2.4L Rear Brakes VIN: HLS3091204
Nice little car. Customer just bought car and brought it to me requesting suspension and brake work. Left Rear drum brake was adjusted so tight that the car would barely drive. During my inspection I backed off the adjuster, simple as that, right? Wrong. So, I...
2000 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JN8AR07S9Y
Nissan Techs I need your help! This vehicle came in for various repairs. It had a dead battery because vehicle has been sitting in customer's garage for the last year or so. Installed new battery and went for test drive after other repairs were made (steering,... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle air control system)
2013 Nissan Maxima S 3.5L Starting VIN: 1N4AA5AP8D
Hello, I inherited this car from another shop and am trying to determine the next course of action, hopefully you guys will be able to help me out. The car came in with a no electronics turning on, the push button ignition switch would not change to ACC or O...
1997 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L misfire VIN: 1GHDT13W7V
This thing is driving me nuts,has a misfire usually cold,at about 1500 to 2000 rpms.misfire occurs on cylinder 3 and 4 mainly,but have seen all cylinders misfire.And after it warms up good the misfires go away...I have scoped the ignition system and have seen ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0147
2008 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G2WP55258
Stumped, need help! Three weeks ago customer brings car in for no start, in the morning when starting she would turn the ignition on, ipc ,dic, & radio light up. Turn the key to crank - no crank, ipc, dic & radio go out, time resets to 12:00 on radio & date re... Trouble codes: U1000
2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L Left Low Beam VIN: WP1AB29P64
Hello Porsche Techs, We have no power to the left front low beam pin 23E and Alldata has limited information. What sources are best for control unit locations and wiring diagrams?? Is the factory web site a good source for this kind of information,..I believe...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Monitors VIN: 4S3BG6857W
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this 1998 Subaru Outback with the DOHC engine that is having problems getting the readiness monitors to go through in order to smog. The catalyst, EGR, and oxygen sensor monitors will not run. This veh...
1987 Toyota Pickup 2.4L no shift VIN: JT5RN75UXH
This is a Winnebago on a pickup chassis. It is 2.4 EFI ( when I entered the vin it came up as a 2bbl but it is factory EFI) When you drive this truck the rev limiter kicks in and there is no shift. I can't determine what the input is for the computer to know t...
1989 Toyota Corolla DLX 1.6L Mil Illuminated VIN: JT2AE94V3K
How do i retrieve codes from this classic.
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 4T1SK12E4S
Customer replace head gasket, oil front seal, cam seal, and water pump. The vehicle will stall almost would not start but with some help from gas pedal the vehicle will start. It will idle high around 2000 rpm. When I put in neutral or in park the vehicle will...
2002 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.0L Engine
I have this 2002 Toyota Highlander with a 3.0l that has a hole in the oil pan / block I know it needs a engine, the customer did not want to fix the car so I bought it off of him and I am going to fix it when the time comes around, My question is can I used a ...
2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L Charge Gauge VIN: 5TBDT48126
Another shop replaced battery and alternator. Customers concern is a charge gauge that gets very low at stops (intermittently). Customer also notes that when this happens the idle also seems lower than normal and if he just touches the throttle the gauge will ...
2007 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L starter, door locks VIN: 4T1BE46K57
Hi guys, Toyota gurus need your help with alarm system. Car was in an accident and it was towed to the shop after completion of body repair. The car was hit on the right front fender and roof. Initially battery was dead so it was replaced with a new one and we...
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L Ignition Power To Starter VIN: YV1LS5516S
I am thinking alarm maybe locking out system. Key fob is in-op
2007 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L ignition VIN: YV1MS39077
This sets a ecm-3200 a ecm-3330 and a ecm-3502 It looks like some one has put on a new head or engine. It is a used car so I have no history. We have switched coils and it does not follow. I have checked the white-blu pin # 34 to ecm and wire is fine no corros...

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2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5L Starting system VIN: 19UUA76577
Sorry for the delay in posting the fix, I wanted to make sure it really was fixed. The remote start was NOT the problem I followed the wiring from terminal 4 on both starter relays, they go to the ECM terminal e21, however they enter a big gang splice pack th...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L No Start, DME no communication VIN: WBADM6348Y
I really want to thanks everyone that help me on this 528I, communication problems end up to be DME / AGS (ECM/TCM)crossed connectors from the other shop, even when they are color coded, I was overseen and there are two 40 pin connectors on each module that wi...
2001 BMW 330i 3.0L leak VIN: WBAAV53461
Replaced Injectors , no leaks. Spoke to Worldpac , they said that they have seen a spike in injector sales over the last 3 years when the weather gets very cold . They seem to think that it is a combination of age and temperature that is causing leakage .
1999 Chrysler LHS 3.5L No Start, no communication ecm VIN: 2C3HC56G0X
hello again and thank you all for the help , basically what we found was in the portion of the main engine harness under the lower intake manifold , we found wire insulation melted probably due to a previous engine overheating but we replaced so many wires tha...
1997 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L not shifting VIN: 1B7GG23Y2V
put a used pcm out of a 97 dodge ram 1500 shifts like a dream
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.8L Starting VIN: 2D4GP44L13
As many of you mentioned the battery may be at fault. After being unable to convince the customer that the only explanation I came up with would be the battery, due to the fact this was his third one. I replaced it anyways and told him to drive it for awhile. ...
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.9L lack of power VIN: 3D7KU28C84
turbo failure, we believe this was due to unfiltered air from a broken air filter pressure indicator.thanks to all the replied,and yes the drb3 was set to start boost reading at atmospheric pressure.
2005 Dodge Caravan SXT 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4GP25RX5
Thanks for all the tips. It turned out to be a defective Chrysler o2 sensor. So much for going with the oem unit. Just some bad luck I guess, I always use Chrysler o2s and have never had an issue till now. Thanks again for all the tips, Ralph. Trouble codes: P0132.
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L engine will not start VIN: 1FTSF31FXX
Thanks for all the help it turned out to be a couple of things the cam sensore was indead bad, but because of to quick of a glitch for me to pick up with lab scope the first few checks I did I did not see it. But the main reason for no start cold was a bad o-r...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L no start hot VIN: 1FTWW31P96
well i kept trying to start under different conditions and it started everytime. I tought that starting time was a little long but ford is saying that anything under 5 seconds is good so maybe that truck is fixed. I still wonder why the gurgling sound when i ...
2001 Honda CR-V SE 2.0L Heat VIN: JHLRD18751
James from cali hit the nail right on the head! put an oe thermostat in and the thing works perfect! Thanks again for everyones help!
2005 Honda Element EX 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 5J6YH28655
customer took vehicle back, we were unable to find the noise, we checked for broken exhaust bolts all were intact, the only other idea I had is if it had something to do with the vtec system or possibly wore out rocker arm pivots, but customer decided to drive...
2005 Hyundai Tucson GLS 2.7L No Start VIN: KM8JN72D35
This vehicle runs now and is fixed so far. Removed fuel pump relay. Tried to start vehicle and it acted and smelled like it was flooded. Unplugged front injectors and started vehicle. Ran till it died. Reinstalled fuel pump relay and had her start vehicle. Sta...
1994 Jeep Wrangler SE 4.0L No start VIN: 1J4FY29S1R
All the guys who said ECM were right on. Freezer for a few hours, no start. Warm up with my heat gun starts right up. ECM has been removed and sent to NAPA for an R&R. Thanks again.
2002 Kia Optima SE 2.4L Mechanical VIN: KNAGD12642
we are still waiting for check engine light to go on after we reset the ecu a customer said still running bad every now and then but no check engine yet, let you guys know if we find something.
2006 Kia Optima LX 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAGE123X6
Well, I am running out of time on this post so I am going to close it with a summary. We unplugged and plugged several connectors, wiggle tests, long test drives and never acted up on us. We actually considered replacing crank sensor but didn't do it this time... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0301, P0303, P0304.
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L No Start VIN: JM1FE173X4
everybody told me about flooding problems, have the bulletin get half a dozen a year come in flooded, clear and send them on way with instructions on how to prevent. got one reply to check back pressure, dropped pipe and got engine to finally stay running. I l...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L A/T Temp light, Bang when shifting VIN: JA4MT41R01
After reading what everyone said just told me what I aldedy thought that the trans was toast I gave the customer some options on price and they decided not to replace the trans just to sell the truck the way it was.
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1N4DL01D5Y
So folks, I don't have a confirmed fix, but I do have a hot lead. Just to touch on what some of you guys mentioned: all mounts had been changed and once that was done for the second time with a different brand of parts I isolated the motor from the rest of the...
1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5L coolant system
I appreciate all the good information I got from this site. You guys just confirm what I figure it was after I changed the cap and thermostat and it didn't fix the problem. I have already taken Brain from Kansas advice and again Thank You
2006 Suzuki XL-7 Premium 2.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3TX92V96
It has taken me 3 weeks to find this. Yes I can trust the mode 7 code. We induced misfires on numerous cylinders. The P0306 was real. I learned a lot about fuel injector cut off stradegy on this car. The ECM loves to cut signals to Injectors under closed... Trouble codes: P0306 (cyl 6 misfire).
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