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2005 BMW X5 4.8is 4.8L air suspension VIN: 5UXFA93575
"SELF LEVEL SYS INACT". Retrieved Code 5DD7 (EHC Ride height control. Ride height invalid)from Dynamic Stability Control module. Initially came in with cluster message and code 60AF(Check height of front axle)and sitting on ground. Erased code and vehicle retu...
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2008 BMW X3 3.0si 3.0L IAT, ambient VIN: WBXPC93498
to all my favorite tech at BMW.. vehicle had came in about a month ago with check engine light on, tech who worked on replaced eccentric shaft sensor and related gaskets, and mass air flow sensor and the ambient temp sensor. now vehicle is back and its my pro...
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2003 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L temp gauge VIN: 3G5DA03E53
car runs fine until it gets to operating temp, then temp gauge goes from hot to cold, hot to cold and the rad fans kick on and off, just don't know where to go from here, anyone seen this before? thanks in advanced.
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2010 Chevrolet Equinox LS 2.4L MIL Lamp on, limp in mode, 10mph VIN: 2CNFLCEW6A
Customer stated that the vehical will go into Limp in mode and will only go 10 MPH with the throttle wide open. This happens 5 times a day or so. Wen this happens, the check engine and traction control lights come on. She then says she can turn the key off and... Trouble codes: P2135, U0140, U0121, U00, 100 (loss of communication ECM/PCM)
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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C4FY48B65
Anyone that can help with this would be greatly appreciated,car came in with code p0016,p0300,p0301,and [...] cam sensor,still had misfire codes,replaced ignition coil,car ran great.Delivered car to customer,she called back about 2 hours later saying c... Trouble codes: P0016, P0300, P0301, P0304
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1994 Dodge Ram 3500 8.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1B6MF36W7R
Hey guys, I'm working on a dodge 3500 that used to have a v-10, and now has a 5.9 cummins. The transmission will not shift out of first gear. Checked kick down cable and throttle position sensor, and all seems good there. Any advice would be greatly appreciate...
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2008 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L brake pedal effort VIN: 1D8HB48N38
looking for second opinion before I condemn abs module, this is an intermittent problem more noticed with cruise engaged. at this time the brake pedal gets very hard to push
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2008 Dodge Ram 1500 SXT 5.7L engine VIN: 1D7HU18258
Noise (seems like a high pitch whine or rubbing noise - not ticking noise)only happens when vehicle is warmed up in all gear positions. Does not seem to inhibit performance or cause any type of shifting problems. Noise does not change with switching gears. We ...
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2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FAFP34P6Y
We just recently installed a used Ford Remanufactured motor into the vehicle, 3 years warranty. Vehicle runs great no problem with it running but unfortunately the vehicle develope a engine oil leak. Oil at rear intake side cylinder head leaking into the back ...
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2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Dome lights VIN: 1FMFU18L23
Hello all! This truck is killing me. Came in with complaint of radio not turning off and dome lights not coming on when door opens. Intermittently kills battery due to .280A draw. From what I can tell, the accessory delay relay is not powering off and the inst...
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2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L 3rd, O/D VIN: 1FTVX14514
Trans has been replaced, and has fresh rebuilt unit. Rebuilt has 1st and 2nd, and will go into 3rd if o/d is canceled. If o/d is enabled, will shift 1-2 normal, then on the 2-3 will go to neutral. Scanned, has no codes. Modis doesn't ever show o/d, but I don't...
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2006 Hummer H2 6.0L transfercase VIN: 5GRGN22U16
This H2 came in complaining about the truck binding after turns. We confirm the problem, after making a left or right turn when driving on the road it binds up as if the brake is applied . When it gets up to 30mph straight its fine. We replaced the front and r...
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2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Cuts out VIN: SAJEA71C34
P1235 sets every ign cycle. Other codes set after setting over night. Car will cut out and stumble when cold, performance restricted message comes on, CEL comes on and sets lean codes as well as p1236 & p0231. Runs great when warm with key off then restart. We... Trouble codes: P1235, P1236, P0231, B2565, B2577
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2005 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALAA25495
Hey all i have a bit of an emergency here. Out of town customer stopped in at closing last night with car load of kids and dogs vehicle driven on highway for 1.5 hours then attempted to go up ski hill no power and checklight came on. Scanned codes p0171 and p0... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L starter VIN: WDBJH82J21
Calling all mb gurus!! this car was an intermittent no crank situation . vehicle towed in . and starts. next day , no crank . starter was old . purchased a world wide from local warehouse. car worked great when it left. customer drove 2 days ,,, no crank . tow...
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2007 Mercedes-Benz ML320 CDI 3.0L boost pressure VIN: 4JGBB22E37
Codes P2641-008 Exhaust Back pressure sensor, Code P2359-001 Check system charge pressure control. Too low pressure boost. car came in with very large oil leaks removed intake manifold to reseal oil cooler o-rings replaced all gaskets and o-rings that where re...
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1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L instrument lighting VIN: 1G3NL52T9X
i am having trouble with a 99 alero, came in with no instrument lighting,fuse good,varying power at panel dimmer. lamp control module has three wires, fused 12v. yellow. varying voltage from dimmer,green wire and grey wire to cluster lamps. applying power to g...
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1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Lifters VIN: 4S3BK4350T
tapping noise from left rocker cover removed rockers from left side of engine because all rockers had play with valves closed cranked engine with rockers removed and saw oil flowing from cyl head oil port...installed new lifters no noise for 50 miles now sound...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Battery VIN: WVWMA63BXX
Hey guys thanks ahead for taking time to help us on this one. This car came into the shop with a draw of .28A. We have isolated the problem to the point where if we disconnect the Body Control Module(Comfort Control) and any 2 door control modules the draw wil...
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1984 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L No Start
Car towed in for no start. Wiring harness completely frayed and cracked. Replaced harness and since old harness probably damaged computer, replaced that as well. She fired right up and ran like a top. Drove around for a few days (short trips to store etc.), no...
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1988 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Stall VIN: 1B7FN14X7J
I installed fuel pressure gauge and added 5 gallons of gas test drove making many different stops found it would still stall heading down hill but not uphill also found would stall on level ground in a panic stop fuel pressure would go from 12 psi to 5 psi the...
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2009 Dodge Avenger SXT 2.4L starter VIN: 1B3LC56B59
well it's been a week.no complaints.as most of you thought the battery was bad.was told that customer just changed it so I didn't test it.well it failed load test so installed a new one.no codes on startup multiple tries.i'll call this one fixed.thanx for the ...
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1993 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L rear brakes locking up, abs light flashing VIN: 1FTEF14Y5P
thanks everybody for all the help I found connector at abs was corroded clean connection and abs light did not come back on brakes have not locked up vehicle is ok thanks again for all the help
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2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Fuel Guage VIN: 1FMZU63K54
Thank you after removing the gas tank and inspecting wires I found i had no cont. from sending unit to gauge cluster. Found that fuel pump has a broken wire somewhere from sending unit. Was able to bypass wiring from fuel pump unit after jumping sending unit w...
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2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L engine VIN: 1FTRX14W86
thanks to everyone that replied. I guess the fuel pump module rusting out is common on these trucks. It also blew the 20 amp fuse. replaced both and runs fine.
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2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Electronic VIN: 1FADP3K20E
No real help of info on this one. Here is what I have found: The pins for Select Shift are there in the TCM connector and the connector that feeds the shifter console wiring. I'll need to replace the shifter to the one that has the two position select shift ...
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2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L abs VIN: 1GKFK16Z13
thanks for all the help got truck fixed turned out to be bad ignition switch a couple days after abs light on with no codes stored started having trany tq lock up problems replaced ignition switch to fix trany and fixed abs at same time thanks for all the hel...
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2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGCG2251Y
Tim nailed it. It was the MAP sensor. I replaced the sensor and allowed the vehicle to sit over night again.(-20F) The engine started up with no issues. I had also installed a section of clear tubing on the purge line just to see if I had any fuel coming from ...
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2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Misfire
This is definitely not a valve clearance problem because the misfire is "intermittent" and the engine idles very smoothly. All 16 valves clearance are within specification but the misfire still persist "intermittently" when cruising at highway speed. Misfire m... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0301 (1 cyl. misfire), P0302 (2 cyl. misfire), P0303 (3 cyl. misfire), P0304 (4 cyl. misfire).
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2010 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L seat belts VIN: 3CZRE4H54A
the body shop replaced everything but the clockspring and all is well. be carefull driving these new cars he barely hit this pole. 3000. bones and no body work was done. thanks for everyones help.
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Water leak VIN: 1J8HR58N55
The verdict is in. I checked with the customer today after a good downpour and all is dry. Closing off the bottom of the water dam at the front corners seems to have cured the leak. She happily reports no leaks after the heavy rain.
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2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L air suspension VIN: 5LMFU28R53
Thanks for the replies, I am going to try Timothys fix by using resistors to fool the system as soon as I have a slack day to mess around with it.
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1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1YVGF22C8W
I refferred customer to a business partner that may want the engine work. We have moved on to the Suspension and steering phase of training. Thanks for the help. We tested this car nine ways from Sunday and it all points to valves on #1` cylinder.
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2000 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L Intake VIN: 1MEFM66L0Y
I DID AS WAS TOLD.I SENT THE AFTER MARKET PART BACK,INSTALLED THE DEALER OE AND EVERYTHING IS NICE AND QUIET.THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP I GUESS THE DEALER IS REALLY THE BEST PLACE FOR PARTS AT TIMES.
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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1ED28T6Y
Well the new distributor worked, this Xrerra is running like new. The Rich Porter distributors have always worked well for me despite those who preach OE only. The distributor was $244.00 & came with cap & rotor as well. Plus O'Reilly comes in 45 minutes & dea... Trouble codes: P0325, P0135, P0141, P0155, P0161.
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2004 Nissan Xterra XE 3.3L Stall VIN: 5N1ED28T44
This POS is fixed. It had a cracked fuel line in the tank. For those who offered constructive help I do thank you. To the others who feel the need to pollute the site with their snide comments, you know what I have to say...
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2007 Nissan Sentra SL 2.0L camshaft solenoid VIN: 3N1AB61E27
Well consider this one done. I broke the electrical coil off the solenoid, leaving 1/2 inch exposed. I then used a 7/16 bottom tap to thread the existing solenoid stuck in cyl head. I fashioned my own slide hammer and long(6 inch) bolt, and slowly pulled it...
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2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L defrost function VIN: 1GHDX13E81
first off let me thank all that gave replies... the door would bind only when the motor was connected to the linkage rod, but if i moved the linkage rod by had the door would move freely.. after taking a trip to a bone yard to look at another van to see what t...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Lifter
I don't know how this one will exactly end but the customer decided to take the vehicle to another shop to have the work evaluated. We pulled the head and found that the two valves where the lifters stuck and damaged the bores were bent but no other valves wer...
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