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2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L horn VIN: 5UXFB33502
After charging up battery. When turn ignition key to the first position horn will blow until turn the key to second position than horn will stop blowing. Scan test all systems fault codes for low voltage. Test & replace weak battery. Still no change. Has a gro...
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2003 BMW M5 5.0L hydraulics VIN: WBSDE93473
We replaced the brake lines with StopTech stainless braided lines, per customer request. We bled the system (using pressure bleed method, manual bleeding method, vacuum bleeding method, and gravity bleeding method, all with Autologic bleed commands implemented...
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2006 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBXPA93436
verified that the car was presently in limp mode with no throttle response and surging at idle. Scanned the system and found multiple fault codes for throttlebody related issues. With the scan tool connected I was able to verify that that potentiometers were r... Trouble codes: 2796 (incorrect throttle adaption), 2787 (throttle potentiometer 2), 2786 (throttle potentiometer 1)
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2006 Cadillac CTS 2.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G6DM57T36
This caddy was brought in for no start.it will start then die.thef light comes on then goes off.no codes. It acts like the fuel cuts off.i tried taking the battery loose .then it showed battery saver active.i think it might be the key.is there any way to check...
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2008 Chevrolet HHR LT Panel 2.2L No Start
hello we got a 2008 chevy hhr towed in someone tryed to steal the car and ripped the ignition switch and housing and imobilizer apart. we got a used steering column from the junk yard. i installed the new column. did the 10 minute relearn now the car cranks an...
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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.3L Theft system VIN: 1GCEC14X59
Customer complained 6 months ago every once in a while the DLIS fuse would blow (Fuse #35 - 2.0 amp). It maybe did once a month, until Yesterday it did it 6 times in a row. He played with tilt wheel (luck of draw?) & was able to drive here. 1 time last week it...
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1998 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L Starting VIN: 3C3EL45H1W
Keeps blowing fuse 8 for starter under hood power distribution center NEVER after it gets towed in though started 40 times no problems does have aftermarket security system checked all wiring looks good Thanks for all/any help
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 3B7HF13Y6W
Customer brought me in this Ram and said is just wouldn't stay running. Truck will start and run for about 3 seconds and then just stall out. I have checked fuel pressure (47psi), 5 volt reference (4.89volts), removed exhaust from manifolds to make sure cat....
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2001 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Surge VIN: 1B7MF33651
have tested for codes lift pump pressure scaned with snap on scaner boost presure. suspect either lock up pulse or possible inj pump problem problem only happens in od at 45-55 mph at steady speed give a little more throtle or let off throtle and it stops. no ...
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2007 Dodge Sprinter 2500 3.0L Hesitation VIN: WD0PE74517
We believe we need to replace the swirl valve actuator replaced. Alldata is misleading in telling us what to remove to replace the actuator. One area says to remove intake manifold and another area says to remove transmission to gain access. What is the correc... Trouble codes: 2513 (Swirl Actuator Motor)
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2007 Dodge Ram 3500 ST 6.7L No Start VIN: 3D7MX38A87
Customer states truck died on road, will not crank. Had multiple communication codes stored, but nothing returns once cleared. Theft light is not on. Data looks normal in all modules. The key I'm hoping someone has seen before is the PRND display does not ligh...
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1989 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FDEE14HXK
Thank's to all for any help, This van failed smog on nox, replaced the egr valve and the pos. sen.. chk'd for vacuum to egr, "t" into the vac. line to ck. for vac .no vacuum. Try vac solinoid no luck. Any help would be appreciated. Thank's G.T.
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2001 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L All readiness monito VIN: 1FAFP47V51
Car will not pass nys inspection because inspection station can't communicate with pcm. Owner tried several different stations. Cobra runs great, abs light on for codes c1175 lr wheel speed sensor and c1805 pcm/abs mismatch. Flow chart says to replace pcm. If ... Trouble codes: C1805 (Repeats pcm/abs mismatch)
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Engine VIN: 1FTPX14514
I'm not a Ford tech but I got stuck with this one. 6 weeks ago a tech in our shop replaced timing chains, tensioners, guides, and phasers because of guide breaking. Truck came in Saturday with complaint of: after truck reaches operating temp. it starts a knock...
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2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Timing componets VIN: 1FTPX14505
Customer complaint is ticking / rattle noise at start up, worse when cold. I verified a rattle noise that lasted 2-5 seconds from the front cover area. After the noise subsided no other noises or concerns noted. No noise upon hot restarts. I checked for TSB'...
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2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Timing Belt VIN: 1FTPW14VX6
Replaced cam phaser on right side and timing chains, guides and tensioner after all put back together code P0018 comes up runs good just code. Replaced phaser due to it being broken. Also replaced cam. Code keeps coming up P0018. What would cause code to keep...
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2008 Ford Fusion SE 2.3L abs module VIN: 3FAHP07Z68
This car is still haunting me. the tech didn't know the balancer kept the crank gear in place. Well we put in a used engine. Anyway after its all done I discover the red and abs lights on. My modis scanner won't communicate with the module. At first I thought ...
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2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GKDT13S42
This Envoy is kicking my but. The truck was toed in for overheating. Scanned it and had a code for P1484 fan speed error. I replaced the fan clutch, thermostat and water pump due to leakage. When I drive 2 miles starting at normal engine temp with the A/C on, ...
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2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L Mil Lamp VIN: JNKCV54E83
Car came in with MIL lamp on and 2 codes P0134 and P0154 low 02 activity bank 1 and 2 sensor 1! Test drove and observed o2 sensor readings and they seemed to be on the lazy side, slow to switch and respond. Replaced both upstream 02 sensors and re-road test gr...
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2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L inoperative VIN: SAJJA42CXY
I tested the top, which the customer reported was not working, and failed as se was raising it just before the latch locked. The rear quarter windows are down. There is no activity when the up/down switch is pressed in either direction. I have checked the fuse...
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2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic 3.5L Sensors VIN: WDCGG8HB0A
This is for those in the great salted north. I spent the first 15 years of my career working on rusty cars up north and thought I'd seen it all. I've been down south for 21 years and I'll never work on rust buckets again. I rarely have to break out the torch. ...
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2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZWFT61LX2
Need to replace Fuel pump. To do so I must pull tank. To remove tank must disconnect filler neck. What is the procedure to separate filler neck from tank. Nothing in archives that I can find. AD and Ford just say remove. It's got a plastic locking collar on it...
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2004 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NGED27Y24
Need direction with this application,,, these codes seem to set at the same time, cleared them and came back in 2 days. is there any related issues to tie these codes together ? and can the detionation sensor be relocated from underneath intake. Trouble codes: P0328, P0456
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2006 Nissan Xterra X 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AN08W56
this 06 exterra with 4.0 litre keeps coming back with a P2A00. I replaced bank 1 a/f sensor, cleaned the MAF and cleared the self learn. Checked and cleaned all grounds, and the 10 amp fuse for a/f sensors. The fuel trims look just a little high to me, 107 on ... Trouble codes: P2A00
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2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Convertible Top VIN: WP0CA2980Y
The top on this Porsche works on and off. Scanned the top module with Launch and found one code. 1104 Switch 1 for convertible top compartment lid, right. When the top stops working the top indicator lights up on instrument panel. Sometimes if I slam the right...
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2008 Porsche Cayenne S 4.8L terminal 15 VIN: WP1AB29PX8
car came in with cel for cooling system malf., cleared code and car sat on the lot for about 2 weeks, customer went to pick car up and it wouldnt come out of gear and all kinds of lights were on. I traced it to the terminal 15 relay under the driver seat. I ca...
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2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5L Unknown VIN: 4S3BMBK66A
Help Subaru techs! This Legacy came in with no cold from a/c- we tested- system is full. There is very little info on this variable compressor system- any tips or direction would be great! Thanks, Greg and crew
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2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E4Y
the o2 sensor voltage stays the same at idle and when I give it gas to about 2000 rpm the voltage moves around like it should Trouble codes: P0171
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK29M61
This vehicle came in after a throttle body was replaced and still was getting a epc light and a check engine light. When it first came in it had a ton of codes and a bad battery. We replaced the battery cleared the codes readapated the throttle body and sent t... Trouble codes: 17972 (Throttle actuator J388 under voltage during basic setting P1564), 17551 (Load calculation cross check upper limit exceeded P1143)
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L No Start VIN: YV1VS29571
Car was towed in. No Crank. customer states it was running, shut it off for a short period then when he came back would not restart. No Check engine light. Can not communicate with ecm through volvo specific on scan tool.(iscan and vci). Go generic and I can s... Trouble codes: P0600, P0602, AT521
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2005 Volvo S40 T5 2.5L Mechanical VIN: YV1MH68205
all new clutch parts all installed right cant seem to get the clutch to release try all types of bleeding any help.new parts list clutch master, clutch slave and bleed tube, clutch disk and pressure plate.
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2006 Audi A4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDF78E16
Thanks for the replies, I found information online that says the valve timing actuator starts releasing at 0.7 bar. After 20 hours of diagnosis time I had no option but to call the new Audi actuator. I took the new defective actuator apart to find the backing ... Trouble codes: P0011 (retard set point not set), P0016 (cam / crank corelation).
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1990 BMW 750iL 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, VIN: WBAGC8315L
Thank all of you for the replies very helpful but car not able to talk to our scan tools therefore we are recommending further diagnostic time. Trouble codes: 10 (o2 sensor control), 28 (o2 sensor), 195 (FGR control button), 5 (Throttle valve signal stored in TCM).
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1996 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCCS19X2T
Well guys I put a fuel pump in the truck like a lot of you suggested.I sure do thank all of you for taking the time to help me.I will do my best to return the favors.Bill@ [...] Automotive. By the way the pump did fix the problem!
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2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCCS19W41
Thank's to ALL, Well this one through us under the bus . It turned out to be the coil/ignition module. We alway's had good fuel pressure,on again off again spark. So it's fixed!!! Thank's G.T.
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2006 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L a/ccompressor VIN: 2G1WB55K66
wiring and a new a/c compressor did the trick ,thanx guy's and GODBLESS.
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2002 Chrysler Voyager 2.4L Fuel system VIN: 1C8GYN2712
Thank you for the help. I did not fix the vehicle. Customer took it to other place, and they are trying to remove failed injector, but some other people glued the injector in place, since it was leaking diesel, and now it is very stuck in place. I did not purs...
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2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L instrument cluster VIN: 2B3HD46R61
thank you to all for your thoughts . as of yet the customer has not decided to fix the car , she is starting the car every other day . the relay system with an ignition feed sounds like the least expensive route . i will need to find out what else will be cont...
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2007 Dodge Caliber SXT 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3HB48B77
we found several corroded wires in the wiring harness in the left fenderwell we replaced a few real bad ones and repaired several bad wires we also replaced the etc or throttle body it is commonly called and finally after all this we got the vehicle running sm... Trouble codes: P0700, P161, U0170, U0171.
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2007 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L turn signals VIN: 2B3KK53H37
tried function test with scanner,still no rf or lr,found 30 amp maxi fuse blown in integrated power module,still unable to run the function test.replaced front control module,everything works fine
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L 1-2 shift & Reverse VIN: 2FMDA5142T
Thanks to all of you who sent information, it was very helpful! The reason I haven't repaired it yet is that I ran out of time before having to close this. I am having to work on it as I can find the time. Also there isn't anyone near me that carries the parts...
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2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L pressure?? VIN: 1FMYU02171
we installed oe parts, re flushed fluid, and seated the brakes are self (100 miles plus) brakes now operate fine. thanks for all your input!!
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2004 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.3L curosity VIN: 1GTEC14X34
Sorry for the delay. I had thought that I had closed this request awhile ago. We replaced the distributer to repair this truck
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1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Obd2 VIN: 1HGCD5631V
customer pick up car and did not return. thanks for all ur help
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2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L drl lights VIN: 2HGES15483
i have not found a fix for this yet. all replies suggested i fix what i already had fixed. i suspect the the fuse box has an internal failure but customer has declined any further repairs. we have the low beam and highbeam lamps working properly now and she i...
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1989 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2J4FY19E8K
I check for vacuum at the EGR valve. It was not present when the idle problem was. I ran a Motorvac fuel cleaning on the fuel system to begin with and, after cycling the vacuum at the EGR valve with my vacuum pump, coupledwith the fuel cleaning, the idle was s...
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2009 Kia Rondo EX 2.4L Cuts out VIN: KNAFG52839
Waited a bit to see if it was soved. Solution was to Motorvac it 3 times and customer reports no more problems. Thank you all.
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2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L its like if a fuse is blown VIN: FY11000020
the last mechanic electriction worked on that particular vehicle was the one to be blamed because he rewired the car from automatic to manual transmission and the main harness was in a mess I replace with a used harness an that was it
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2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L the timing chain is making a rackling noise VIN: N16ALMERA2
a complete engine was replaced but we also rebuilt the old engine and installed in another vehicle an that engine seems to be running fine
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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L car is pinking VIN: FB15123455
we decarbonized the head and block and problem solved
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2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 1N4AL21E67
Thanks everyone for much needed advice! I picked up customer's Nissan 5hrs from my shop, had a Jasper reman installed! Still up in the air with the filter company? My insurance company refuse's too pay because of filter[Part} failure! Said if I had left filter...
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2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder 1.8L Unknown VIN: JTDFR32033
I was not able to find any solutions to this problem. Funny thing the customer picked it up to take somewhere else, and it has been performing flawlessly since. Go figure. Thank you all for the responses. I did look into water on the transmission module, b...
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Starting VIN: 3VWRB81H4W
First,THANK YOU, to all who replied. The immobilizer unit was the culprit, Thank you Kal for the short cut. By jumping the Red & Red/Blk wires the vehicle started right up. Thanks again to all of you. You truly are the professionals that keep the World running...
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2006 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L front left sidemarker light, right rear tail light VIN: YV1MS38246
Hello group, I am sorry for the delay in closing this one, regretfully I have no answer due to the fact the car healed itself and the client has not returned. We were all set to pull the cem and send it out to bba reman to get this one rebuilt. thanks everyone...
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1942 Willys Americar 2.2L Clutch VIN: 0MB5805980
John [...] got it right but many others who replied were on the right track. I pulled the trans out and found no problem visually with disc, pressure plate or throw out bearing. No leaks from the rear main or the input shaft seal. The grease on the input ...
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