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2010 BMW 328i xDrive 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAPK5C56A
Vehicle runs fine, no surge at idle and plenty of power. Long term fuel trims +24% both banks. Fuel pressure 48-52psi. Crankcase vacuum measured at oil fill cap 1-3 inches depending on the gauge i use. No slacktube manometer available. Min spec i have for this... Trouble codes: 29E0, 29E1
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1999 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L oil level VIN: 1G6KS54YXX
I have a 1999 (vin X) Cadillac Seville SLS with northstar 4.9 (vin Y), owner stated it was 2 quarts low on oil, he filled it and drove it for aprox 250 miles and it was 2 quarts low again. Oil leak from around "rear main" by his description. when we got it the...
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2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD54Y0Y
smog pump sucking rather than blowing
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1992 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 7.4L Misfire VIN: 2GCGK29N7N
This truck has a new GM crate motor. It ran great for 5-6k miles and now is back. The truck idles very uneven and is lacking power also. The following have been changed or tested.Fuel pressure is at 42 psi. It has a very strong spark with new cap rotor wires a...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GCJK33215
Vehicle came in with complaint of CK Engine light and Missing with white/gray smoke from exhaust; so much you could not see behind vehicle with mirrors due to smoke while the problem was occurring. Also starts knocking while problem is occurring; A knock like ...
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD WT 6.6L Ecm/Injectors/Injection Pump VIN: 1GCHC29657
The truck was tow in with no start Upon cranking truck will reach 42-45 MPA (Desired/Commanded rail pressure) according to scanner data (Tech 2). Checked all powers and ground loaded (Cranking) and new batteries. At all powers (Connector X1 Pins # 77 & 76 Con...
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2003 Chrysler Town & Country EL 3.3L evap SYSTEM VIN: 2C4GP24R63
Ran Evap test and passed. no codes present. All monitors have reset except Evap, which will not reset after multiple drive cycles. Any suggestions would be appreciated
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1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: 1FTJW36F2S
Running out of ideas on this one. On start up there is heavy bluish/white smoke that burns your eyes. It is definitely unburnt fuel. As the engine warms up the smoke lessens but is still present. Cold the engine stumbles at 2100 RPM and really pushes smoke. At...
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L 1-2 shift & Reverse VIN: 2FMDA5142T
This is my wife's van. The problem began with intermittent very harsh 1-2 shifts. A couple of days ago it began slipping when doing the 1-2 shift, but otherwise it worked ok. That same evening it suddenly lost reverse. The transmission isn't the original, it's...
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTZX17W4W
This truck came in with a complaint of missing under load especially up hill condition. Down hill, no problem. No mil is on so far.
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L oil pan VIN: 1FTSW31F31
We need to remove the engine to reseal the oil pan and replace the rear main seal.According to Mitchel they say pull the trans first,WHY?Can the engine be pulled without messing with the trans? Another shop tryed sealing the oil pan 3 times in the truck and it...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Drive VIN: 1FTNW21F01
Truck came in with P0715 loss of TSS signal and will start off in 3rd gear from a stop. If you manually shift it up through the gears it seems to work ok. Transmission was recently rebuilt at another shop but cust states all was fine prior to rebuild. Connecte...
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2010 Ford Mustang 4.0L Air Bags VIN: 1ZVBP8EN5A
Body shop fixed the front end damage on this Mustang. They gave it to me with new air bags, reconditioned and programed module and sensors. I've R&R all these components before but never a deployed system. My question is what pitfalls should I watch out for on...
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2007 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Unknown VIN: JHLRE48727
Greetings: Customer brings vehicle in with a concern of a noise from the engine compartment. Verified concern. Found bearing failure type noise in park as well as neutral however noise goes away in reverse, drive or other gears. When driven from standstill no...
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2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHHN65F53
a buddy bought this car engine light on , and needs drive clean. scan vehicle, no communication with any of my 4 scan tools, pin test obd2 connector all is well. pin test computer all is well. swap bcm with a known good one, have communication, but of coarse w... Trouble codes: P0031
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2004 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25H44
thank you up front!i have a returning p0352 and o0355( coils B and E in that order) along with misfire on cylinders 2 and 5. also returning random misfire. the connector into the coil [...] is cracked in the plastic plug end ,but all the pin connectors are in c... Trouble codes: P0352, P0355, P0302, P0305, P0300
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1986 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer 2.5L engine VIN: 1JCHB7820G
I am pulling my hair out on this one ( O wait I don't have any ) So here I go when the customer came in and want to replace the motor I thought cool good job well I put a Jasper 2.5 motor in and all is good BUT I cant keep it from overheating I have done every...
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2009 Kia Borrego EX 3.8L abs VIN: KNDJJ74119
The vehicle came in with communication codes. Found the break down to be in the abs/esc module. Ordered up a used hecu assembly which claimed to be correct by salvage yard cataloguing but is out of a 4wd while ours is a 2wd. All the communication issues are no...
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2007 Land Rover LR3 HSE 4.4L fuel gauge VIN: SALAG254X7
the fuel gauge is inop. the front fuel level sensor has an open circut. the problem is that i cant reach the sensor. you have to go in through the fuel pump access hole in top of the tank. but all the baffeling is in the way. does anyone have a trick to get to...
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1994 Maserati Ghibli II 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge
Hi guys, Does anyone have any techincal information on this vehicle like: fuel system pressure TPS adjustment and voltages ECT and IAT sensor resistance Basically anything thanks
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WDBEA32E4S
cranks, no start. Im sorry, Mercedes illiterate. I have sat in 2. Info hard to find. This one was given to me. I mean car, title and problem. 105k, very clean, well maintained, garage kept. No spark, power to coils no ground, power to inj. no noid light flash....
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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L Instrument cluster display VIN: 4JGBB75EX6
Instrument cluster displays red message stating a door is open when all doors and tailgate are closed. The message includes a symbol representing the vehicle as seen from the top. When tailgate is opened, nothing about the display changes. When any door is ope...
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07Y71
p1140 sets consistently, lab scope shows no dropouts, meaning it does not appear to be a ckt issue. Ckt is being tested at pcm. ok so question is, if timing is off will that set this code? Timing chain stretched etc... I lab scope both sensors and they do not ... Trouble codes: P1140
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1995 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1G3HN52K1S
Car will cut out once it is warmed up, driving or idling or coasting. No codes, immediatly restarts always. It cuts out like the key shut off, as opposed to chugging like fuel pump died. We have unplugged O2, EGR, CMP, MAF one at a time, and car still runs, th...
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2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L immobilizer VIN: YS3DD78H8Y
Vehicle was towed in. SID says key not accepted. Traced the fault and replaced twice with a used one. Programmed through TECH 2. Now it cranks but doesn't start. SID says "check ok" Faultcode P1460 "immobilzer active" keeps coming back and cannot be erased. Ha...
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2002 Saturn L200 2.2L waterpump VIN: 1G8JU54F52
On this 2.2 ecotec I installed the sprocket holding tool at the front, removed the 3 pulley bolts and the front and rear bolts, I have every single bolt removed and the waterpump is stuck, it will not pull out. I sprayed wd-40 over the weekend and this morning...
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2007 Saturn Relay-1 3.9L Unknown
Van has 160000 miles now.Need to know if you would flush this tranny again or not. I flushed tranny when it had 130000 miles on it. Fluid black again(like the 1st time). Tranny shifts good and no problems hot or cold. After I flushed it the 1st time the tranny...
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2007 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L Starting VIN: 5TEUU42N47
thanks in advance. this is my personal truck. I am a Mercedes tech so bear with my ignorance. I bought a new key and I am trying to program it with my launch x431. it has the capability. what I am up against is I only have 1 key and through the launch it tells...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSB69MX2
Group I have a jetta that keeps popping up all 4 coil codes. They are p0351,p0352,p0353 and p0354. I performed the coil ground replacement and still get the same codes. Is it common for this problem to damage the coil? I have no misfire and vehicle runs great ... Trouble codes: P0351 (Ignition secondary), P0352 (Ignition secondary), P0353 (Ignition secondary), P0354 (Ignition secondary)
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L No Start VIN: WVWEK93C86
Hi, to all you techs. This car towed in with no battery power at all. (5.3volts) even key was stock in housing due to low voltage , total of 44 code stored in ecm which all were due to low voltage. Install new battery, check the basic fuel pressure 51 psi, ig...
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2004 Volvo S60 2.5T AWD 2.5L engine light VIN: YV1RH59H04
HELP ,WE HAVE NO COMMUNICATION WITH ANY MODULE AT THIS TIME . We checked all of the fuses and have power and ground to the aldl connector. Any help would be nice , Thanks
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2007 Acura MDX 3.7L accessories VIN: 2HNYD28357
Replacing alternator was the fix. Thank you for all your tips and suggestions. The loudest noise was at the alternator with the stethoscope. We told the customer that was our best diagnostics and she agreed to go with it.Thank you all.
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2007 BMW 328xi 3.0L Halo VIN: WBAWC33507
Well I am fairly certain i have this one fixed. There were 2 things wrong with it. First it did need a footwell module. I ended up getting a used one and plugged it in and reset it. Both Halos came on and all was good. But after awhile the driver-side wou...
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2008 BMW X5 3.0si 3.0L Vanos VIN: 5UXFE43558
I think I can call it fixed, I switched the int and ext vanos solenoid to see if the fault would follow also changed oil and replaced plastic oilfilter cap, put on 2000km no cel lite on.
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2009 Chevrolet HHR LS 2.2L Compressor VIN: 3GNCA13B09
THANKS TO AL [...] THE TIME. JUST DID NOT MAKE SINCE THE COMPRESSOR WOULD COOL PERFECT AND THEN HAVE BALANCED PRESSURE UNTILL VEHICLE SAT AWHILE. THANKS AGAIN
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L hydrulic system VIN: 1D4GP243X3
thanks again for all those who responded much appreciated. waiting to here back from customer before responding a fix. but anyways hooked up pressure bleeder went around to all bleeders. the right rear had a lot of air. replaced that wheel cylinder bleed syst...
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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEX14H1R
Alright everybody! First off, thank all of you for taking time out of your busy days to aide a helping hand with this. Many of you gave me the ultimate right mindset and direction with this truck. Finally, after taking some time away to reset and clear my head... Trouble codes: 172 (O2 Sensor indicates lean condition).
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2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Airb ag Light On VIN: 1HGEM22084
Thanks to all for your Info. Did not find anything wrong with Seat belt. Spoke to customer and found out they had some Body work done and it was on from that point Removed the code with scanner and code did not return.
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2004 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4.0L steering VIN: 1J4PA49S24
My boss is the one primarily working on this jeep. He came in Saturday and rebalanced the tires, rotated them side to side, then front to rear. Even though the tires were not worn (and yes, stock size) and didnt appear out of round on the balancer, moving the ...
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Excessive Emissions
Thanks to all that responded. Dan and Nigel were on point. The steel return tube was completely clogged with gunk. It's a real pain to clean this tube out.
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1990 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L No Start VIN: JM3LV5221L
I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO EVERY ONE THAT TOOK THE TIME TO READ MY MESSAGE, THE PROBLEM HERE WAS BAD NEW DISTRIBUTOR, CUSTOMER GOT THIS ONE FROM AMAZON. I FIXED THE ORIGINAL DISTRIBUTOR WITH NEW IGNITER AND PICK UP COIL, AND THE DISTRIBUTOR WORKED FINE, BUT TH...
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2008 Mazda 3 i 2.0L wipers VIN: JM1BK32F28
Thanks everybody, Upon checking all the power, grounds, and ccts to the PJM(fuseblock/body control module) we decided to replaced it. It has fixed up the problem. All is good now. We had to get it configured at the Mazda dealership.
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2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L convertible VIN: WDBKK49F71
Thanks for the help but the customer has decided to hold off on repairs. Every one agreed it needs all cylinders sent out for rebuild he is not ready to spend the money will return later. Some Mercedes customers need to switch to chevy. Thanks Mickey
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1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 5.7L wont shift out of first gear VIN: 336678M233
Thanks to all that replied,here is what i found.I dropped the pan ,cleaned and put magnet inside. refilled , same problem.After taking the valve body completely apart and cleaning everthing,plus checking there were no sticking valves and everthing moved nice...
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2008 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5L Engine VIN: JTEDS42AX8
the fix for this vehicle was a bank 1 intake cam sensor. we did test the waveforms on all the cam sensors and found the bad intake cam sensor, replaced sensor cleared codes. the factory toyota information on the timing chain repair is incorrect. must use tech...
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2008 Volvo C30 T5 2.5L clutch VIN: YV1MK67218
Ok the little C30 clutch is fixed everything went smoothly,clutch feels perfect and the car is gone.thanks to Bruce and Dallas for the info you guys are great we just needed a little guidance the first time around. thanks again Art
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