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2004 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L navigation VIN: WBXPA93474
Diagnosed this X3 with a leaking evaporator. 10+hr job which requires removal of the dash. There is NO information on how to remove the display unit for the radio/navigation system. Alldata and Mitchell are worthless and the mitchell help line will call back n...
2008 BMW 535xi 3.0L Misfire VIN: WBANV93588
This BMW is driving me insane. Twin turbo, direct injected inline 6. It came in for a check engine light and misfire under light load. It originally had misfire codes for both cylinders 1 and 5. After clearing the codes only the cylinder 5 misfire code returne... Trouble codes: P0305 (Misfire Cylinder 5), 29D1
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L injectors VIN: 1GCHK24U25
hello all thanx in advance for your help.this vehicle came in as a hard start when cold replace fuel pump due to psi readings below 40 psi. fuel psi stays stedy @ 55 psi now. still when cold has hard starting,runs very low rpms and logs missfires on 1,4,5,7 bu...
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3L vavle body VIN: 2GCEC19J77
I am hoping for some insight on this 4l60e. I have not yet been able to duplicate the problem but the customer claims that while she is sitting at a traffic light with the trans in drive she will suddenly feel a good stiff "bump" almost as if someone had run i...
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L trans temp VIN: 1B4HS28Y0X
the trans temp light will light up and then the o/d light comes on and then both lights go out and the mil light will come on and a code for the governor pressure solenoid will set i am at my wits end please help
2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES46C8Y
After replacing broken timing belt and cylinder head, vehicle has a dead #2 cylinder. Swapped plugs and wires, coil and injector, it's stuck on #2. We replaced cylinder head with reman unit with a new camshaft, water pump and timing belt. Compression is good o... Trouble codes: P0302 (Misfire 2)
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 SRT-10 8.3L Cruise inop and ABS kicks in at slow speeds VIN: 3D7HA18HX5
My buddy's truck had an issue where the cruise stopped working by cutting off. Over time, it no longer works at all and he uses the cruise daily. Since then the tranny was rebuilt which should have no effect since problem was there prior. Also, a code P1683 is...
2005 Dodge Magnum R/T 5.7L Will not go into gear VIN: 2D4GV58225
Not sure if this really needs a transmission . Came in with these current codes P0657 P0710 P0717 . Found Other shop left electrical not connected to transmission. Checked fluid level with PROPER dipstck , Is OK . Plugged connector back in . Cleared codes . ...
2007 Dodge Caliber R/T 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3HB78K47
This car came in from a local dealer to make ready for needed brakes and some minor other items, Air Filter and some bulbs...Noticed the check engine light and gas cap message was on...brakes went on no problems...checked codes and found P0455 and P... Trouble codes: P0457 (Gas Cap Loose)
1993 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FTCR10U3P
Morning IATN, I have a 1993 for ranger with a 3.0L in it. The vehicle was towed in for a no start no power condition. Customer had a mechanic friend look at the vehicle who told her it needed a fuel pump and fuel filter. After receiving that information and pu...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Thermostat Housing VIN: 1FMYU60E02
A few months ago, I replaced the thermostat housing on a 2004 Mountaineer. AllData has no info on what is involved in replacing the thermostat housing assembly on this make/model/year vehicle. I'm wondering if I'm going to have to remove the intake plenum to r...
2004 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FTRW14W34
Noise in front of engine,sounds like chain hitting something When I arrive on the job another mechanic had taken front of engine apart ,said adjusters were gone...I installed new chains,new guides & new tensioners..When I start the engine with belt removed .th...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L abs VIN: 1FB5531L86
Van Came In With ABS & Trac light Is On, No comunication with the ABS Module, all wiring are good, Install new ABS Module From Ford & Still the same issue , cant comunicate with the module to read data or codes, all fuses , & ground are good. any help will be ...
2007 Ford Edge SEL 3.5L right front suspension VIN: 2FMDK49C97
Noise is more prevalent if you are turning left.
2010 Ford Transit Connect XLT 2.0L Stall, Long Crank VIN: NM0LS7BN2A
Hey all! Have this Transit here giving me a run. The customer complains of a long crank when cold, (after an overnight sit). I confirmed the condition and also found it will stall when it fires up and put in gear immediately. After it starts it will be fine fo...
2003 GMC Safari 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDM19X23
HI.I have a miss fire # 3 cylinder @ idle in closed loop warm.Compression test leak down test all check good.Ignition @ fuel tested good.The miss fire will go away when I hold pressure on # 3 cylinder exhaust rocker arm running @ idle.I already replaced all th... Trouble codes: P0303 (Miss fire)
2007 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6L trans VIN: 1GKEV23707
Hello GM tech's. I've replaced this automatic trans and I'm curious if I need to reprogram the TCM to the PCM in order to get proper trans function. I know I need to perform an adaptive learn procedure but I'm not too sure if a reflash is necessary to complete...
1989 Jeep Comanche 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J7FT26L0K
No injector pulse and it will run by priming so ignition is good. We checked the powers and grounds at the diagnostic connectors and the notorious bundle of yellow wires under the coolant reservoir and they're all good. Is there anything else I can test before...
2004 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L oil VIN: 1J4FA59S44
jeep came in with oil smelling of fuel. checked everything:compression, vacum, pcv, injectors, fuel pressure, cylinder leakdown, trims are good, no misfire. where could raw fuel smell be coming from. have seen threads on other sites with similar complaint, but...
2002 Lexus SC430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHFN48Y62
I am hoping someone can lend a hand because we are all out of ideas. This sc430 came in overheated to the point that the timing belt teeth had been stripped off due to a piston seizing in its bore and caused all or most of the valves to bend. The heads were se... Trouble codes: P1349 (Vvti malfunction bank 1)
2004 Porsche Boxster 2.7L Misfire, Vibration VIN: WP0CA29844
Hello Porsche Techs, We have a car that has 81,723 miles and it has never had a clutch. We have misfire codes on one bank (# 2) only. We have a bad vibration at 3K RPM(Only)and it feels like a flywheel that is out of balance. We don't have slippage from the cl... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire Detection), P0306 (Misfire cylinder 6), P0304 (Misfire cylinder 4), P0305 (Misfire cylinder 5), P0174 (Oxygen sensing adaptation idle range bank 2)
2006 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RH59226
this volvo came for a problem that happens intermitently the rpm and the temp gauge dont works the selenoid of the shifter is clinking (like if we have the brake on) the abs light goes on the check engine light go on and the engine is running bad and sometime ... Trouble codes: U0002, P600, P0700

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2005 Audi S4 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUPL68E35
This car is in the process of being fixed. We are putting the engine back in at the moment, there was a broken guide and 2 others were cracked. We replaced all the guides and chains and tensioners. Hopefully, it will run good!
2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L Hesitation, Rpm VIN: 1B3ES46C6Y
Hi, neon is not repaired other than the hesitation which replacing TPS cured, the vibration is still there, the RPM's are good, I replaced all mounts and performed mount adjusting procedures and vibration still there, confirmed there is no miss at idle, drive ...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport 5.9L No Start
This one is fixed. Many thanks to the responders.In the end, several used pcms all had comm problems/ Eventually borrowed a known good unit and established a good CCD bus and SCI bus. Once that was fine, the "no bus" message went out on the cluster. Starts fin...
2009 Dodge Journey SXT 3.5L lights on VIN: 3D4GG57V29
i sent this over to the dodge dealer theyve had it for a week or so and still not been able to come up with anything good km=new i needed to close the request but so have no usful info to add
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L turbo VIN: 1FTNW21P74
thanks for all your help ,got a new clamp and reposistioned turbo and pipe retieghtend and all is good. thanks dave p
2010 Ford Escape XLS 2.5L Pto VIN: 1FMCU9C72A
The customer never returned with the car to verifiy any further. Thank you for your replies-
2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3L abs VIN: 5NPEU46F06
Well after much time and energy as I suspected due to the freezing of wheels the dealer quoted some crazy price to the customer of 2700 for the abs unit w labor and install. He isnt going to keep the car and will trade it. I wanted to put a reman unit in ...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L power windows and lock VIN: 1J4GW48S94
Thanks to all that replied. Most say wiring in door harness, but found nothing wrong there. Customer is going to live with it as is, since they are thinking of trading it anyway. Thanks again..
2006 Jeep Commander Limited 4.7L keeps running with key out VIN: 1J8HG58N56
I apologize for the lack of details in original post. More time and testing was required to figure out the problem. Unplugging the ignition switch did not make the vehicle turn off. With the ignition switch unplugged there was 12 volts on the RUN circuit. I fo...
2009 Jeep Patriot Sport 2.4L Temperature VIN: 1J4FF28B09
Thanks to all who helped. I waited a little longer to post the fix just to make sure it was fixed. Replacing the filter at the cooler was the fix. We where suprised to see that Jeep did not offer this part seperately. It had to be obtained aftermarket.
2009 Land Rover LR2 HSE 3.2L Charging VIN: SALFT24N49
Thank you guys it ended up being the clip not all the way seated for the connection.It is on the block side a little difficult to see.
2012 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDZPE7CC8C
We replaced driver side fuel rail, and its been a week and code has not come back yet. We will keep monitoring see if this is a complete fix. Thank you for your help. Trouble codes: P0087, P0088.
2003 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L No Start, Stall VIN: JN1DA31A43
Sorry for my delay. Thanks for all replies but unfortunatelly this was a really hard one. Thanks to my friend Jerry at Tischer Nissan/Acura in Laurel, MD and his friend Ricardo, which is a Nissan Tech at that dealer, I figured out the problem. It was the timin... Trouble codes: P0345.
2007 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Shifting VIN: 2G2WR55447
Line pressure is good, no reverse, checked input speed on scanner = 0. Broken input shaft. Probably aggravated by a bad pressure control solenoid.
2010 Subaru Forester X 2.5L No Start VIN: JF2SH6AC8A
Thanks to all that replied. The customer and I decided to roll the dice on the mass air flow sensor, got one from Subaru, so far so good. She did state that if it acts up again, she is going to trade it. Trouble codes: P0102, P0113.
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Oil Pressure VIN: WVWPD63B12
Thank you one and all , we removed the oil cooler filter housing and cleaned it today.The oil relief valve was stuck big time the plug ands spring came out but the metal cup would not budge finally some heat and pry from the hole on top and it moved some we fi...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWPD63B34
Thank you for all the help. Even after verifying that the A/C signal was correct coming from the new aftermarket crank sensor i replaced the sensor with a factory sensor. car starts and runs fine now! No more aftermarket sensors for me!!! Trouble codes: P0321.
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L ac system VIN: 3VWPG71KX5
I like to thank everyone for the input and knowledge you share with me. we did followed your advise and after having the car here at the shop and driving it and performing some more test we came to the conclusion that the compressor is weak, work ok when rpm i...
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