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2006 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L key fob VIN: 5UXFA13506
I have a X 5 that the key fob will not work. I have three keys for vehicle. I have tried programming multiply times. I test all three keys and get a 315mhz signal from all button on all keys. However the vehicle is not seeing the signal. The power locks do wor...
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2007 BMW 328i 3.0L JBE Control unit coding VIN: WBAVA37527
I am replacing a JBE in a 2007 E90, I have been unable to install due to communication issues, with new JBE installed i lose communication with CAS, Footwell module, LM, JBE and unable to perform any identification for vehicle order(no communication issues wit...
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2010 BMW 528i 3.0L wiper motor VIN: WBANV5C50A
Customer states wipers will stop in park position occasionally even in heavy rain! This may happen in any switch position.With Autologic I do pull a code A428 for wiper motor interlock.Appears no other info from scan tool.Frankly I have not seen this code befo...
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1998 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L ABS module VIN: 1GCGK29R2W
Hello Everyone! This truck is about to drive me crazy. We replaced the front brakes and calipers on it over a year ago, and didn't realize until after that we had used contaminated brake fluid to bleed it. Long story short, we ended up replacing anything that ...
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2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Surge VIN: 1G1ND52J6Y
I need some direction...my wife's car...this surge at 2000 RPM has been there since I bought the car last year...I replaced the intake gasket for an external coolant leak, replaced the fuel pump and fuel filter for a no start, replaced the cam sensor for no ca...
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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 3C4FY58B25
This one is giving me a headache. Vehicle came in with a leaking head gasket. One of the other techs R&R the head and we sent it out to be pressure checked and milled. Head was reinstalled and the vehicle left. Customer came back a week later and said vehicle ...
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2000 Dodge Caravan 2.4L Tps VIN: 2B4FP25B8Y
Hi All, Stuck in a rut here- I cannot see where the heck the signal wire is hitting 5 V constantly- I switched out a known good PCM and was the same. Traced the orange w blue and it shows fro ECM to TPS to TCC i cannot find the TCC not on pass fender nor drive...
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7L No Start VIN: 1D3HU18D23
Came in with a complaint of no start or hard to start some mornings or after a hot drive and heat soak. I have cleaned the throttle plates out, performed a relearn by touching the battery cables together. I replaced the crank sensor with a new part. I am monit...
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2004 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Washer Pump VIN: 1D4GP24R54
In addition to the mentioned tests, I also tried a field memory reset (removed negative cable from battery and connected to positive cable to discharge capacitors). DRB III gives no fault codes or live data for washer pump. As mentioned in the voltage drop tes...
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2008 Dodge Magnum R/T 5.7L ABS System VIN: 2D4GV47278
This is a Police K-9 unit that is having an intermittent brake problem. During low speeds it will sometimes apply the brakes without touching the pedal. When applying the brakes with a light pedal it will randomly activate the ABS system. With a solid applicat...
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1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L mechanical fuel pump VIN: 1FTJW36F2T
Truck came in with fuel leak. We removed the mechanical fuel pump in the valley, while installing the new one, plunger fell off pump into oil pan. What needs to be done?
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L slip with heavy load and torque converter lockup VIN: 1FTSF31L2X
This ones got me stumped. the vehicle came in with the transmission slipping under heavy load and oil leaking everywhere. tranny is a 4R100, I rebuilt the transmission finding in teardown that 2 clutch packs were out of specs and that the one clutch pack had l...
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Injector VIN: 1FTNX20F22
Hello Iatn members, looking for some help on this one, I have not done a lot of work on diesels. This engine smokes a lot when started (gray/white smoke), and can feel it has misfire. after driving for a few miles the smoke stops and runs smooth. when cylinder...
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2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Monitors VIN: 2FMZA50493
THIS WINDSTAR WILL NOT RUN O2 HEATER, O2 AND CAT MONITORS , DID RUN EVAP AND EGR MONITOR. Drove vehicle 75 miles at highway speeds 65 mph, 55 mph, 45 mph ect.. Steady pedal. REPLACE MASS AIR FLOW FOR IAT CODE WAS AT -26 DEGREES ALL THE TIME. NOW 39 DEGREES RUN...
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2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.4L down on power VIN: 1FTWW31R08
First off I'd like to say thank you to all who respond! This 6.4 diesel has a after market programmer and it is down on power customer claims it feels stock. I've checked for codes-none, the fuel pressure is tracking with desired fuel pressure (WOT 25,856.7 PS...
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2008 Ford Fusion SE 2.3L cylinder head VIN: 3FAHP07Z68
This post is for advice in advance. As one of the previous posted noted this engine has almost no useful info on ANYTHING related to the crank and cam timing (from alldata). A short history of this nightmare. Car was in for a water pump(leaking). We could not ...
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2008 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L steering angle sensor VIN: 1FMCU02Z68
Vehicle came in with intermitent steering assist and code b2278-steering torque sensor. This vehicle has electric steering assist. Cleared codes and road test and lost assist and set code again. Installed dorman steering angle sensor and cleared codes and star...
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1995 GMC K2500 Suburban SLE 7.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1GKGK26NXS
I have a suburban with a timing issue. Timing chain has been replaced by someone else and it is on time as I checked and damper has not slipped. Vehicle came in with very hard start ( over advanced timing). Reset timing to 4 degrees and engine would barely run...
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2004 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L No power VIN: 5FNYF18594
The customer states that once in a while when starting from a stop, the car goes to 10 mph and won't go any faster until the accelerator is let up on. After that the car accelerates like normal. There are no codes. I got it to do it once on multiple test drive...
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2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Cruise control VIN: 1HGEM22964
ROADTESTED TO VERIFY CONCERN - NO INDICATOR LAMP IN SWITCH OR CLUSTER COMES ON. TESTEDTO VERIFY POWER TO SWITCH AND GROUND - OK. TESTED TO VERIFY POWER ON SIGNAL REACHING MODULE - OK. TESTED TO VERIFY BRAKE SWITCH SIGNAL OK. TESTED AND FOUND BOTH INDICATOR BUL...
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1997 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Alternator VIN: 4S2CM58V9V
Hi to all tech, I doing mobile diagnostic to a new garage repair this mechanic told me: the truck die when was running and the customer replace the battery them the alternator from auto parts them try from autozone, this is the 3rd alternator on it and is not ...
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2007 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJWA51A07
Have a #5 cylinder misfire on start-up. Goes away in 5 sec. Replaced spark plugs, #5 coil assy., and intake gaskets. Car was fine but returned 2 days later with cylinder #5 misfire. Replaced coil again and same problem. Compression strong! normally dont work o...
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2005 Kia Rio 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12505
Vehicle arrived from "other" shop that replaced head assy , front 02(bosch), cam sensor and God knows what else. Stored P0133 , Pending p0340,only heater monitor run after 150 miles. Cleared codes , test drove to gather some info , P0133 Pending after 5 miles ... Trouble codes: P0133 (Upsteam 02 slow responce), P0340
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2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L Compressor VIN: JTJGA31U74
Hello all iATN members we have a intermittent A/C Clutch engagement issue. when the A/C Auto button is pushed the lights come on compressor engages for a few seconds then the panel light begins to flash and the clutch disengages. after replacing the magnetic c...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L compressor clutch VIN: WDBUF70J13
Hello, new to the community, I have a shop that does European vehicles on west coast but visiting the east and trying to assist a friend at his shop. The vehicle is a 10/12 production E500 &authkey=!...
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2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS 2.0L Stall VIN: JA3AU86U68
This vehicle came in with customer complaining that the vehicle would stall out sometimes and hesitate. My computer found code p0725 therefore we replace the crank position sensor but the check engine lite resurface giving the code p0725 again. Any help would ... Trouble codes: P0725 (ckp sensor)
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1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1G3AJ54NXL
Customer informed me that car had been sitting for last 2 years. He stated he drained some gas and put half tank of new in. He took it to a jiffy lube where they did oil & trans fluid change and swapped fuel & air filters. Complaint of dying at stop signs. I c... Trouble codes: 34 (MAF Circuit)
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1993 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: JT4RN93P4P
GENTLEMEN, I've got this 2.4L 22RE confusing me. Dedicated dead miss at idle on #1 only. Good power at half throttle and WOT, goes like a bandit. I've swapped plugs. All ignition parts are new. I've smoked intake, no leaks. Compression and valve adjustment a...
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1999 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L idel VIN: 4T16F18BXX
customer drove in with coolant leak,i drove in shop and found leak from timing cover.replaced seized up water pump and timing belt with complete timing kit.ran good before and i lined up timing marks before belt removal.set new belt with crank marks lined up,b...
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2002 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GN87RX2
4Runner came in from used car dealer after being sold, misfire P0301 and P0300 stored, runs perfect under all conditions. Freeze frame indicates low load, warm engine and around 50- 55 MPH. Spark plugs were incorrect and worn so started there, Moved ignition c... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0301 (Cylinder One Misfire)
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2005 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L abs VIN: 5TELU42N55
First thank you for everyone's help. The truck came in for a growling noise. I found the wheel bearings making the noise replaced it and the abs sensor because it got broken by the wheel bearing coming apart inside the spindle. After I got done I got in the tr...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on
Veichle intermittently hesitates, raises idle. sets code p0638.also had codes,p1564 under voltage, and p0507 idle high. only returning code now is p0638.recent repairs include, m.a.f. sensor. m.a.f. harness, fuel pump relay, battery, v.w.throttle body. adapt t... Trouble codes: P0638
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2002 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Instruments VIN: YV1TS92D12
Thanks in advance for your help. I do not have Volvo VIDA. I am using a Snap-on Solus w/euro and the latest update. The instruments cluster goes out 20 sec after startup, preceded by a "Brake Failure" message and a SRS warning lamp. This only happens when the ...
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2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L front wendows VIN: 1GNDX13E61
The car is fixed I think.It worked when it left the shop but I can't till you what I did to fix it.When it was in here before both windows acted up and after replacing the left door switch every thing worked for a while then left window acted up again.After a ...
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2005 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L auxiliary control VIN: 3GNEC16Z95
We found the connector for rear control tucked into the headliner, & jumpered the A side to the B side at terminals A1/B1, A2/B2, A5/B5, A6/B6, A7/B7, A8/B8. The rear climate control now works from the driver's controls.
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2006 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L Battery VIN: 2G1WT58K86
As much as I hate to say this, the car lot that sold our customer the car has traded her out of it and has decided that rather then spend any more time on it, they'll send it to the auction. I REALLY would have liked to have figured this one out. Even after ...
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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L cluster VIN: 1B7KF236XX
Pulled the pan and found the governor pressure sensor shorted, Replaced everything internal in trans all is fine in dodge land, Sorry I must have put in it was manual
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2008 Dodge Avenger SXT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3LC56K68
Car is fixed, I went to a friends shop and used his WiTECH. after it programmed the ECM part it started part 2 and programmed the TCM part. all is good now. Thanks for your replies, I appreciate it. My J2534 w/legacy program would not allow me to overwrite and... Trouble codes: U0101 (No communication from tcm).
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2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMZA5247Y
15 replies, thank you all... there were many helpful ideas on this one. some of you suspected coil problems, that had entered my mind too. However some of you were also suspicious of the maf sensor, which was my gut feeling. I also thought maybe the tps could ...
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2000 Ford F-150 Lightning 5.4L serpentine belts VIN: 2FTZF0736Y
I TALKED TO TECHS AT ANOTHER SHOP & FOUND OUT ABOUT THE LEFT HAND THREADS. I DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO LOCK IT TO LOOSEN THE BOLT. THANKS DAN THIS HELPED ME A LOT, CUSTOMER TOOK TRUCK AND AT NEXT OIL CHANGE WILL PROBABLY DO THE BELT, THANKS AGAIN
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2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53225
Well, the car is still out there with the customer driving. What did we learn from this? I purchased a tool from OTC that made it an easy job to test actual fuel rail pressure. I got a little better understanding, but not much, of how Ford engine managemen... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
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1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L No Start VIN: JNRAR05Y7W
Thanks for all the great help. Turned out the coil was internally shorted at times. Initial check with st125 seemed good. Went back over basics and found weak spark second time and coil resistance out of spec. Next thing the truck runs great once I was able t...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L ignition switch VIN: WDBJH65J51
The fix on this was very simple, the cust, said that he wasnt going to buy another key , because that benz said that the ignition switch on these cars go bad every 6 years, He is going to take to dealer and have them put a ignition switch in it. All the replie...
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1998 Oldsmobile LSS 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G3HY52KXW
Wanted to thank Everyone for the responses. Talked to customer and explained the problem. They decided to buy new car and just have the module replaced under warranty and not worry about the connection. Thanks again...
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1998 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1L Stall VIN: 1G2NW12M7W
Well this one if fixed and thanks to everyone who helped. I found this vehicle has had a remote start or some other type of device wired into it at one point in its life and was removed previously to use getting the vehicle. I had found someone had did a hackj... Trouble codes: P1629 (Theft deterrent fuel signal not received).
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2004 Toyota Highlander 3.3L diff. VIN: JTEEP21A44
Could not find anything wrong . reassembled and now ok think it was one of the cv shaft not fully clicked in an engaged
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2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L Coding of J527 VIN: 1VWCN7A30D
Got it coded this morning, Got the old unit it was still working and I was able to pull the coding and got the new unit working and all the faults reset. It can still be coded if the old unit is working. The other way would to be to code it online with a V...
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