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2005 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L drivers seat VIN: 5UXFA13525
drivers seat controls inop as well as steering wheel adjustment. check fuse 26 and 32-ok. checked connections on seat control module all seated ok. check for power from connector out of floor at seat. large red wire has no power. if i apply power to this wire ...
2000 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: W06VR54R7Y
replaced spark plugs, and checked coil pack badly corroded replaced. started rough idle missing on #6 cylinder badly. wont idle, stalls unhook maf vehicle idles, but 6 still missing. limited on tools for this engine. any help would be great using modis. Trouble codes: P0302, P0304, P0306, P0100
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L iac VIN: 3C8FY4BB01
I started the diagnosis as if I knew nothing about the vehicle. the idle stays around 1600 unless in gear, then it stays at 1000rpm. iac seems to not be responding or activating correctly but all voltages are good and so are grounds. I checked resistance betwe...
2002 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Need service number VIN: 2C3HE66GX2
Good afternoon to all, i need some help from chrysler techs. I have the above vehicle that needs a new ecm (lost the driver to ignition coil #2).i took the old one off so i can get the numbers off of it, so i could call the rebuilder that we use and it has no ...
2007 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 2A8GM68X67
Fellow techs I have seen the strangest phenomenon that I have ever seen. Vehicle history started with overheating issue. Tested the system seemed to function correctly then tested radiator cap and replaced it. A week later returned with an overheating issue ...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HC13Y91
thanks for help in advance this truck is driving me crazy new 02 followed diag tree ran new wires to ground a new feed circuit wires even tried a know good pcm fuses are also good what the heck am i missing help please Trouble codes: P0032
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L hydrulic system VIN: 1D4GP243X3
vehicle came in shop a month ago no brakes. found back of master cylinder leaking replaced also found left wheel cylinder frozen replaced. bleed system with scan tool and then pressure bleed system. brakes great. release vehicle to customer. all well for three...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEX14H1R
Hello to all. This one is a head scratcher. One of those vehicles, where multiple issues have been found, but none fix the problem. Vehicle has a rough run/lack of power. When cold, under load, it backfires thru the intake. Will intermittently bog out, and hav... Trouble codes: 172 (O2 Sensor indicates lean condition)
2003 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L L/side sliding door VIN: 2FMDA53413
Hi guys got another problem.code b2589 latch door reversed first thing I did was adjusted the door . No luck then I pulled the panel off and pinned every wire to modual all checked good then I pinned out the contact switch it all seems good also .as iam watchi...
2005 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L fuel system VIN: 1FDAF56P85
Replace heads and other items listed above and had a miss at an idle has a misfire until 2k it smooth's out when driving or under load it is rough and is blowing white and black smoke, dose not use oil or any oil or fuel in coolant, we have replace injector 4,...
2008 GMC Sierra 2500 HD WT 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GTHK23628
As a result of the damaged engine, I replaced it with a good low milage one from a wrecker. Same year also an LMM engine. When the replacement was complete it would crank but no start. Scan revealed code P0642. Low reference voltage 1. Also on cranking I read ...
2005 Infiniti G35 3.5L Timing VIN: JNKCV54E25
The car showed up fine it would start up, but after we repaired the engine it won't start. We checked the timing chain marks, sent out the PCM, and there was no change. Car will not start
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4GW58N3Y
Good day to everybody! This Jeep came from another shop with the following problems: code P0132 oxygen sensor shortage to voltage B1S1. P1391 loss of camshaft/crankshaft. I also notice that the car starts shaking at some point at idle of after raising rpms pa... Trouble codes: P0132 (Oxygen sensor B1S1 sortage to voltage)
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1J4GW48S94
We got this jeep from the auction not running. It has spark. It has 130-160 psi compression on all cylinders. It has fuel pressure and injector pulse. It wants to start but wont run. Tried running it on the motor vac instead of the fuel pump in the truck but m... Trouble codes: N0NE
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Oil pressure VIN: 1J4HR58N75
Jeep came in blowing steam. Pulled heads and had them machined. Engine looked clean. Put heads back on with copper coat on MLS gaskets. All new timing chains, gears, idlers and tensioners. Started up and runs great but oil pressure light comes on at idle. Test...
2002 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L immobolizer VIN: 1YVGF22C42
i need help acquiring the 8 digit word code to program a new key since the original is lost. the immobilizer s/n: [...], THANKS YOU ALL IN ADVANCE!
2005 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Charging VIN: 1YVFP80C85
P2503 alternator code keeps coming up. Tried 2 alternators and another engine computer and no difference. One alternator came off a working car. If I power the wire at the computer for the charge, the alternator charges but if I try to do it with the scanner, ...
2006 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Gauge Cluster VIN: 2MHFM75W66
Customer came in with no lights on cluster. And no interior lights. Check number 1 fuse in fuse panel under dash and found it was blown and someone had put a different amp fuse in. Supposed to be a 15 had a 20. Replaced with a 15, a few seconds later fuse pops...
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5L Compressor VIN: 1N4AL21E78
This vehicle came in with a noisy compressor, clutch was coming apart. We replaced it 2 times and each time the clutch coil opens up and will not energize as soon as the a/c relay energizes. Just asking if anyone has seen this before. The vehicle has an intell...
1995 Saab 900 SE 2.5L anti theft VIN: YS3DF75N2S
battery died from sitting a month and not driving.when they tried boosting,alarm horn sounding and lights flashing.she has no fob.i have read all the archives on this matter and they say ground wire #6 and alarm will reset and i saw a by pass procedure.this is...
2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L cluster VIN: JTDBE32K23
This 03 Camry has no light on the dash while driving during the day time. The lights work at night and the dimmer switch works fine but no lights on dash while driving in daylight. All fuzes are good. All exterior lights work fine. Any ideas on what would caus...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Cooling Fan VIN: 3VWCC21C5Y
First thanks for any and all help on this issue. So now I am left with why is the Radiator fan fuse keep blowing the 30amp fuse S180 in the fuse block on top of the battery. The car heats up and as soon as the fans go to turn on the fuse blows. If I unplug the...
2010 Volkswagen Tiguan S 2.0L engine VIN: WVGAV7AX7A
Dear fellow techs I am trying to determine source of oil leak. it appears to come out of bell housing between engine and thinking is rear main seal but this is rare these days. The pcv system works. the engine is dry from the head up but wet all aroun...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5544W
Hoping for a little help on this one from you guys, this car somewhat has me somewhat stumped. 1998 Volvo S70 non-turbo, is continually setting misfire codes. The strange thing is, I've never felt this car misfire a single time. The car has had the entire igni... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0305, P1310
2003 Volvo XC70 X/C 2.5L RF window VIN: YV1SZ59H93
Right front window goes down too far: Came in with an inop RF window- regulator "mangled" as usual, blue sliding blocks broken. We put a new regulator/motor assembly in (it has been updated, doesn't look the same, part # [...]), new blue slider blocks & ri...
2006 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L front left sidemarker light, right rear tail light VIN: YV1MS38246
Hello group, for todays headache I have this Volvo s40. complaint is that right rear taillight is not working, and the left front marker was out so I replaced that bulb and found that for about a second they are on. No power to either. on the scanner you can s...

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1950 Chevrolet Fleetline Special 3.8L Camber/Caster
Thank you to everyone for taking time to help. I have old manuals but they were not very clear how it works. Ted gave a good explanation of how it works and then I was able to figure this thing out. I was not the one who restored this car. It was also lowered ...
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Pedal drops VIN: 1GNFK16Z23
Got lots of good hints. Philip and Michael both said it sounded like a bad master, and Robert from Pennsylvania had a good suggestion of isolating the master by plugging the output ports and seeing if the pedal still dropped. That is what I told the customer I...
2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDS13S26
Thanks to everyone who replied,sorry it took awhile to get back, customer needed the vehicle and did'nt get it back till yesterday. I was'nt brave enough to try burning the carbon out on an aluminum head, so i tried using some upper end cleaner through the va... Trouble codes: P0411.
2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.4L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1G1ZH57B39
Well, the car hasn't been back, and I have to agree with those who say ignition switch. I think the MAP code (and I have seen bad GM Map's) was from the fuel shutting off from part of the ignition power going away. Thanx for the replies, be interesting to see ... Trouble codes: P0106 (MAP sensor circuit).
2002 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Thermostat Housing VIN: 1FMYU60E02
First, thanks to all the members who replied. Since AllData provides no info on how to change the thermostat housing on the "E" code 4.0 engines, I thought I would include what I did. That way, those of you who use AllData's "annotate" feature, can paste it in...
2007 Ford Fusion SE 2.3L limp mode-harsh engagement VIN: 3FAHP07ZX7
Spent more time on it and found the problems. I was leary to shoot power to the solenoids, I thought they were (pwm) but they were not. The A B and C solenoids clicked when powered. Originally could not get snap on solus scanner to run soenoid functional test....
2008 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L Unknown VIN: 3FAHP01188
Thanks again for responses folks. AFter hearing the "squish noise" thru the hydraulic control unit (HCU) we were confident enough to replace it. Problem solved! HCU likely had a bad internal valve that was not seating tightly and causing low pedal. Replac...
2007 Hyundai Entourage SE 3.8L front VIN: KNDMC23367
Gentelmen... this vehicle is fixed. We inspected the subframe bushings, engine mounts, transmission mounts and all was up to par. The first set of axles came from API. We tried a second set of axles from A1 Cardone. All new parts may I add. The vibrati...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Air Suspension VIN: SALMB11463
Thanks for the replies. After countless deflating and inflating I found the front strut leaking. At this time I am assuming that it is the reason for my codes. Found no problems with the wiring or anything else electrical. Customer is going to fix the strut wi...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L starter VIN: WDBJF82H1X
Thanks for the replies. I opened up the k 40 relay and discovered the computer is not supplying constant ground to the starter relay on the r/w/b wire. It is erratic. I triple checked the power and ground to the computer and found no issues. I'm almost positi...
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D24
Well thank you to all who responded. This little monster still isn't repaired but I hope one day to know all the answers for it. I went ahead and had the replacement PCM programmed and although it seemed to possibly cure the P1138 it was now setting P0139, P11... Trouble codes: P1138 (Swirl Control Valve).
2006 Saturn Vue 3.5L altenator VIN: 5GZCZ63416
thanks for all the help. i put a ac delco alt in so far so good
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L engine VIN: JT2SK12E6S
Thanks esp to Charles from Mass and Benjamin -GA for the link to which was especially helpful finding a low milage engine at a reasonable cost. Its almost like having a scrap yard hot line.We had just called LKQ , no luck. LKQ had listed another o...
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