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2009 BMW 328i xDrive 3.0L Unknown VIN: WBAPK53589
Help BMW Techs! This 328xi had a leak at the rear of the trans pan- we serviced it , using a factory gasket. Now three weeks later it is still leaking right at the rear of the pan- NOT the fill plug or electrical plug- we have confirmed they both are dry. Has ...
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1979 Cadillac DeVille 7.0L engine
This engine has been just rebuilt. Primed the oil pump and oil gallies before starting. After running for 15 min. the engine died. Found the dist. gear schreaded. The dist. drive on the cam and the timing chain show no oil lube. The problem here is that I have...
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1999 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L starter VIN: 1G6KS54Y5X
another shop has replaced the starter 3 times in 3 weeks. the original starter also had a broken nose. I haven't pulled this starter yet. Wondering before we pull it down if anyone has run into this problem. It is the Northstar 32v engine
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2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6DM57N33
Keeps setting P0341-have verified cam sensor and crank sensor signals with scope-good square waves at the pcm-swapped out cam and crank sensors anyway,removed timing belt and verified cam timing-installed and programmed used ecm-light was on before original en... Trouble codes: P0341 (Cam sensor error)
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1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1WX12X2V
Minn rust bucket drove into shop with rear suspension probs, sat for a year. Go to move no start, no communication with brain, no codes. Thought initial no fuel pressure was fuel pump for sitting so long, replaced but no difference, no power to pump, no power ...
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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13T04
Hi everyone,i need your help with this vehicle. After replacing both app sensors and thottle body, p1125 still coming up and vehicle reduced power message shows while problem occurs.(intermittend). Thanks in adavnce. Trouble codes: P1125 (App sensor intermittend problem)
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2006 Chevrolet Malibu SS 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ZW63156
I have not had a lot of time with the vehicle as the customer takes it and brings it back but has anyone ever had to replace the ecm for this condition. Alldata has very bad wiring diagrams for this vehicle and any help would be much appreciated. The diagrams ... Trouble codes: P0463
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2006 Chevrolet Express 3500 LS 6.0L No Start VIN: 1GBJG31U86
This vehicle cannot start from the key , we can start it by the starter relay. Also we have no communication the the abs unit and the body control module. Also customer stated that the reduce power sign comes up . Any help will be aprreciated. Trouble codes: U1000 (Class 2 data link fault)
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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.8L calipiers VIN: 3GCEC13CX9
Vehicle came in with ABS and Traction control light coming on intermittently. Had only one stored DTC, C0161 Brake switch plausible. When the warning lights come on the brakes lock as if the e-brake has been set and the vehicle will not move. I then have to le...
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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L Transmission VIN: 2C8GF68445
This car originally came to me as a no start.I replaced the PCM,it ran fine and the customer picked up the car.A week later they came back saying they had a transmission problem. This is a used car dealer and a good customer.They claim they put over 2000 miles...
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2004 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 12D4GP25R4
New code p032 heater circuit,tested at connector on pin # 2 found no voltage for heater. Brown with light green wire. Cant find wire at PCM connectors? Trouble codes: P0032
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2007 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Starting VIN: 1D4GP24R27
we have a no start.we drove it in shop to check for engine light on. codes p0335 and p0340. cam and crank sonsor codes.cleared codes and it will not start again.these codes both come back on during crank and no start.fixed chewed wires at crank sensor and even...
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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L Fluid out vent cap VIN: 1D8HN54P18
I just replaced this transmission, Flushed the cooler performed quick learn and set fluid level using the Chrysler dipstick and temp chart. On the test drive everything is operating as it should drives and shifts fine but fluid comes out vent hole on top of th...
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2009 Dodge Journey SXT 3.5L lights on VIN: 3D4GG57V29
car came in with a christmas tree on the dash ( alot of lights on ) it has the brake light, abs light, esp,bas light and the car with squilles under it ( tratction light ) only code in car is C107C brake pedal switch half stuck. it drives fine and all speed se...
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1996 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Starting VIN: 1FDJE37F2T
hi guys and gals I will go out and say that I am not very good with diesel engines. ok when I looked at fuel pressure some people were saying should be about 50 to 60 psi for best results. I only got about 40-45psi, when I do a volume test cranking I get 1/4 c...
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2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Overdrive Servo Cover VIN: 1FMDU73K44
Hello, This Explorer arrived with the overdrive servo cover cracked right up the middle. Question is where or not I can repace the cover and be done with it, or is there something more seriously wrong? Before I waste any time I was hoping someone may have se...
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2008 Ford Focus SE 2.0L ignition VIN: 1FAHP35N48
information for archives only - key words , no start , dead key , will not turn over , relay , no power , ignition switch , no communication , pats module. vehicle has power to ignition switch when key turned to start position no power comes out of start wire....
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2001 GMC Savana 3500 6.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GDJG31F81
Ok I so done with this van. Back in 2011 the van came in with a no start, hesitating and cutting out scenario. We did the usual tests and we couldn't find anything wrong. Since the injection pump was already replaced and there weren't any codes to direct us to...
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2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Power Steering Pump VIN: 5FNRL18974
This vehicle has a power steering pump noise as if there were air in the system. Vehicle came in as a no start so I did not have the vehicle running before work was performed although the vehicle was in the shop a few weeks ago for service and there was no noi...
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2006 Hummer H3 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Reduced power VIN: 5GTDN13606
Ok GM guys need some input. Vehicle came for a water pump customer stated when he tried to drive it to us it was running bad and will not go over 40 mph. when i started it it was running good drove and accelerated good pulled codes mil codes P0030,P0036,P2101.... Trouble codes: P0030 (O2 heater control bank 1 sensor 1 P0135 heater performance), P0036 (O2 heater control bank 1 sensor 2 P0141 heater performance), P2101 (throttle actuator position performance), P1516 (throttle actuator control module throttle actuator position performance), P1682 (ignition 1 switch circuit 2), P0300 (misfire detected)
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2004 Hyundai XG350 3.5L IP warning lights VIN: KMHFU45E94
When key is off instrument panel warning lights glow real dim. There is 5 volts at the orange wire in the connector for ignition switch when car is shut off. disconnected ignition switch, All relays in both fuse boxes and relay box. Also disconnected cluster, ...
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L trunk actuator VIN: SAJEA51D33
Hi Group, Trunk actuator is inoperative.I can monitor switches with Autologic,but actuator will not open trunk.Switches work and I get feedback from actuator. Does anyone know of a simpler way to open trunk without breaking tailamp to access inside handle? ...
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2011 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L shift interlock VIN: KNDMG4C73B
Can someone tell me what activates the Shift Interlock Solenoid? Two wires, one yellow, one orange to the solenoid...when i ground the yellow wire, the solenoid operates. Alldata is a bunch of confusing information on what should be a simple system..someone {c...
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1976 Mercedes-Benz 280S 2.8L No Start, no spark
We have no spark. Have checked voltages to coil and it is 6 volts while cranking. I checked ground at the switch gear and with key off I have grounds on the harness side of the switchgear at 3 of the 4 points. I have no ground at TD, which I believe goes to fu...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Starter lock out contact VIN: WDBLK70G82
This Benz was towed into the shop for no crank, no start condition. No communication at 16 pin DLC key on. Looked and found ATF in trans controller and while unplugged the vehicle started. Thought the controller was at fault taking down the CAN (no fluid insid...
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2005 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 4.0L SRS system VIN: 5N1AN08W75
The SRS light resets after 3-4 days with B1065 Assist A/B Module(front passenger) . I could not find any problems with wiring or connectors. Nissan says to replace air bag module and if that does not fix it to replace the air bad diagnosis unit. I am not very ...
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1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L calibration VIN: WP0CA2998X
Hey fellow techs,looking for some help here.We took in a Porsche for a good customer and replaced the leaking cylinders,the actuator,potentiometer,and the drive motor,We find nothing in service info on timing the motor,actuator or potentiometer. We can get the...
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2004 Saturn Vue Red Line 3.5L unknown VIN: 5GZCZ63414
This Saturn Vue came from collision shop. It was hit hard in Left rear. Collision shop put used left rear suspension in. The customer took car from them and came back with complaint under hard acceleration vehicle shudders / vibrates real bad. The car was brou...
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2007 Subaru Forester X 2.5L Cam Plug VIN: JF1SG63697
Good day Guy's and Gal's. I have this Subu that I have replaced head gaskets on. A month or so after, it returned, with the right side rear cam plug cocked, almost out and, of course leaking. I installed a NEW cam plug thinking I had installed it wrong. Now a ...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Red Brake Warning Lamp VIN: 3VWDD21C31
Red brake warning lamp on solid, chimes once on start up, beeps consistently while driving, I had the console and dash out on a previous blend door repair, 2wks after the repair is when this current problem started, I have tested and proved out the fluid level...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Ignition VIN: 3VWSB69M82
Vehicle came in with complaint that it would not turn off with ignition key, had to pull ECM relay to stall tested circuits at relay found constant power at terminals 86&30 red/gray wires and power at #87 black & violet when running these circuits stay hot whe...
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2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1TS94D0Y
Vehicle was towed in for a no start. Customer says if the battery is disconnected and reconnected the vehicle will start. Right off I noticed no CEL. Attempted to scan with VIDA. No communication with ECM. Attempted with pocket scanner. No communication with E...
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2008 Volvo S80 T6 3.0L Unknown VIN: YV1AH99228
Help Volvo techs! We have this S80 3.0 that has an oil leak at the seal adjacent to the a/c compressor- there is a housing on the front of the engine that drives the alternator and a/c compressor- that seal where the shaft protrudes to drive the compressor is ...
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2007 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Engine VIN: WAUDF78E47
thanks for all the replies, what we actually found was the gear on the intake camshaft was cracked and slipped, causing the intake cam to be 180 out of time. Not being very familiar with this motor, we obviously missed that the cams were not in time. Being t...
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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L abs warning and not working VIN: WBAGL42000
Thanks all, the fix was the abs module, once all errors were cleared, every thing was back to normal.Handbrake module errors as well.
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2006 BMW 750Li 4.8L camshaft, excentric shaft VIN: WBAHN83596
Ok. this one is fixed. there are two rockers in the camshaft assembly. One from the tappet to the valve and another from the cam to the eccentric shaft. when you have the assembly out of the head and the cam moves the no. 5 cylinder cam-eccentric shaft rockers...
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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GNEK13Z52
well i dont no if my buddie was blind at the time he looked at this vechile or what he had it towed over to my shop and i had on of my guys take a look at it. soon as he revomed the valve cover he found the problem 2 broke valve springs i dont no how my buddie...
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2003 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDT13X53
thanks for all the replies; turns out we had a slightly bent push rod which was only found after removing it. You would have never known that it was in that condition unless it was remove and rolled on a flat serface! We still can't believe it. Once again than... Trouble codes: P0301.
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2011 Chevrolet Express 4500 6.0L No Start, Stall
Thanks to Thomas from California. Thoams you hit it right on the head. Melted Fuel pump terminal at the fuel box plug. Thanks again.
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1993 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L Brake Booster VIN: 1B4GH54R8P
learned that even safety recalls as one of members advised me couldn`t help me as dealer did not want to deal w/ it.customer decided to search for good used one so had to wish all the luck.thanks to all members were correct at every aspect but too expensive f...
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2008 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L brake pedal effort VIN: 1D8HB48N38
from responses if truck comes back will be putting a abs module in it, thanks for the help and sorry for the confusion of opening statements in help request
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1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L blown fuse 24 30Amp VIN: 1FTDX172XV
After post this, the next day the customer pick up the truck knowing the truck was not fixed, like I said when I replace the fuse it never blown again, a day later call me the fuse blown again he replace it and make it at home he told me will it bring it back...
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2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX18L7Y
Sorry this took so long, my customer needed his truck and said he would bring it back and he did. I removed the right valve cover to check for a broken spring and none were found. I then removed the timing cover put the crank key way at 12:00, marked the links... Trouble codes: P0301.
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2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA51411
Thanks for all the help!!The vehicle has left and has not returned...its not fixed.. Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
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2005 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4.2L battery VIN: 1GKET16S15
THIS VEHICLE IS NOT TOTALY FIXED. WE REMOVED THE CIRCUIT BREAKER FOR THE POWER SEATS THAT WAS VERY HOT TO THE TOUCH AND OUR BATTERY DRAIN HAS GONE AWAY. THE VEHICLE HAS SAT FOR THREE DAYS NOW AND STARTED FINE. WE ARE GOING TO GO AFTER THE POWER SEATY ISSUE NEX...
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2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start VIN: KMHWF25S92
Thanks everyone for your help. The cam shaft marks are positioned at 12 o'clock as Richard from California said. The blade for the crank position sensor has a notch that lines up with a mark on the cover at 11 o,clock. The picture on MOD was correct I just did...
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2007 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Misfire
Really want to thank everyone that helped me. The next day I went back and did a cold engine cylinder leakage. It was leaking 5% out the intake valve. We finally convinced the warranty company to replace the head. Now no misfire. You guys nailed it. Thanks, B... Trouble codes: P0303 (3 Misfire).
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2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L ecm VIN: KNDJA72391
Thanks to all who replied! We found two bad conection in the wire harness near the fuse box under the hood. We also cleaned all the wiring harness grounds! That repaired the low computer voltage but it still would not run. Replaced fuel pump and the ecm relay ...
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2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D52
Used ecm fixed communication issue,Turns out common problem on this particular year.
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2011 Nissan Altima 2.5L Cluster VIN: 1N4AL2AP3B
thank all of you guys for the help problem was a broken wire so i fix the wiring and the in side temp was working.i did not why the ac system was working
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2007 Pontiac G6 GT 3.9L oil pan or rear crank seal VIN: 1G2ZH35197
I received some good ideas.One tech mentioned to spray white foot powder on area, I did not do this but is an excellent idea. Another said to use a boroscope, which I did, but was no help, not enough room to see above oil pan lip. Another mentioned it might b...
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2004 Subaru Legacy L 35th Anniversary 2.5L Cruz Control VIN: 4S3BE62554
I wish I could say that I have fixed the vehicle, but the customer decided that the convenience of cruise control was not worth the expense it was going to take to diagnose and repair. I appreciate all of your input and help. I believe it is a speed sensor or ...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Battery VIN: WVWMA63BXX
After seeing what you guys had to offer we went through and re-checked, unfortunately everything was testing fine. The only thing we did find was the BUS was in emergency mode. After having a little time checking out this vehicle and testing the common problem...
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2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1CZ91H14
Thanks for all the replies. I put a new speed sensor in, and the MIL light would come on less frequently, but it still came on with the same DTC. More often than not, the light would go off after reaching about 30mph, and come back on when slowing down below 3... Trouble codes: 5200 (RPM sensor).
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2007 Volvo XC70 2.5L Tpms VIN: YV4SZ59217
My apologies for a tardy response,out of town and under the weather. Due to time restraints and lack of tooling, we didn't correct the issue. The nice customer will likely return eventually. Therefore,I can only summarize the replies for now. Michael from Ut...
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