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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ832XV
Vehicle towed in engine was installed elsewhere check vin from new engine and is from same model. engine will fire and idle badly. Will not rev up at all. Does have a code for thermostat but no melted wires as these often do and unplugging makes no difference.... Trouble codes: 147 (thermostat)
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2005 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Ride Control
Hi it was workin fine when you test the car some times the light self levelng inactive is on and the code 80 is set in the suspension controol module
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2006 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L pcv VIN: 5UXFB53576
Vehicle came in with complaint of excessive smoke out of tailpipe when warmed up and leaving from a stop., under load. I know and have repaired many older bmw pcv systems for this same reason. I started with the "hockey pucks" pcv valves on each valve cover fi...
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2008 Buick Lucerne CXS 4.6L Engine VIN: 1G4HE57Y98
Good day. I have a Northstar 4.6 litre that is overheating at idle and slower speeds. Coolant level was good. Performed a test for exhaust gases in the coolant. Initially it turned positive and then it went back to negative after a minute or so. Initially the...
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Transmission VIN: 1FTSW31F61
This vehicle has a intermittent PO503 vehicle speed sensor. Scoping the speed sensor to ABS module tested good(nice ac signal) but the signal coming out from ABS module is not square signal nor AC but all the modules except the PCM are happy. I cut the wire to...
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2004 Ford Freestar SES 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire
this one is getting to me. as stated running lean at idle only. highway cruise fuel trims are + or - 3. off idle fuel trims are good also.fuel rail pressure sensore reads 7 psi higher than gauge. if i increase pump duty cycle pressure comes up to 75, however l... Trouble codes: P0171
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2007 Ford Fusion S 2.3L Misfire VIN: 3FAHP06Z47
Initial complaint was misfire all the time and trans service requested.Replaced original plugs,serviced trans all is well.Customer comes back two weeks later states car runs good except misfires in reverse when cold.Verified that sometimes it does misfire in r...
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2007 Ford LCF C450 4.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 3FRLL45Z97
Need help guys.this truck came over heating complain.if going 75 mph with no a/c temp goes to 230deg and the temp light comes on,turn the a/c on temp gauge drop 5 to 10 deg and the light goes out.when slow down you can watch the gauge come down.if doing 60 mph...
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2002 Honda Passport EX 3.2L power steering VIN: 4S6DM58W82
I have a 02 Honda Passport that was towed in recently that was in a frontal collision-the owner wanted us to install a salvage yard rack that he had removed but couldn't reinstall-I believe the original was cracked-after the install the steering would act like...
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2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4L duct system VIN: 5NPEC4AC2B
What is the correct sequence to remove the dash to get access to the a/c ducts.
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2005 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJWA51C05
Customer complaint of poor running, flashing MIL. Exacerbated by recent car wash. Scanned vehicle and codes listed with this request after clearing pending and recent codes. Misfires for cylinders 2, 4 and 6 were detected. thought about a cam chain issue but t... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random/multiple cylinder misfire detected), P1316 (Injector circuit/IDM codes detected), P0352 (Ignition coil B primary/secondary circuit), P0354 (Ignition coil D primary/secondary circuit), P0356 (Ignition coil F primary/secondary circuit), P1368 (Ignition Spare)
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Sunroof (Pano) VIN: WDBRN40J03
Car came in with sunroof basically inop, would move some but the motor had the infamous drive plate failure and clicking noise. No worries with that, I have a replacement motor, and the tracks are all lubed. The issue is the sunroof isnt timed right to left, t...
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2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41E84
came in with misfires on cyls 1 & 3, removed coils an found had MELTED those 2.. Rechecked the ground cables, and sent PCM out for repair.. Re-installed PCM and replaced the coils with O.E.M. units along with new plugs.. Came back about 1 week later, with the ... Trouble codes: P0301, P0303
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2004 Saab 9-5 Arc 2.3L starting VIN: YS3ED59A14
So this my first shot at repairing a very intermitant problem with this car. it seems that only during the summer months and only when the temps are over 85 degrees and the car is sitting in the sun it will not start. Getting this to happen while we have had t...
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2006 Scion tC 2.4L Cooling fans VIN: JTKDE17716
Ok please help ! This scion is eating my lunch. There is no codes no running issues. The only two systems that seem to be affected are the ac compressor clutch relay and all fan relays. I have checked everything and what I can find is pin 14 connector e8 and p...
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L charge light VIN: 4T1BE32K92
this car when started after a cold soak will intermittenly show a charge light on when this happens the engine will not rev you can not shift out of park shut the car off and restart and light is off and every thing is normal I checked negitive cable ground an...
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2004 Toyota Prius 1.5L No Start VIN: JTDKB20U64
This Prius was towed in with a no start condition when you insert the key fob and hit the power switch with the break on all dash lights come on but no ready lamp on then the gear indicators and fuel gauge just start flashing? I checked for codes and its just ...
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2006 Toyota Highlander 3.3L window motor VIN: JTEEP21A76
The body shop replaced the door skin on the drivers door, window motor would not calibrate, motor was moving very slow so we got a new motor from Toyota and installed. The motor function was normal but when put through the cal procedure it only had auto up. Ch...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WVWMA63B5X
Customer towed vehicle in. battery was dead. I replace battery. The check engine light is now on and has a very poor idle. P1545 is stored and I am unable to clear with verus scanner. I performed the idle relearn procedure with the verus with no change. I woul... Trouble codes: P1545
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2007 Volkswagen Touareg 3.6L water leak VIN: WVGZE77LX7
Audi & VW tech, please help on this one. Car came in with shifter lock in park, install scanner found no communication with all powertrain control modules, also water contaminate all over driver's side passager compartment. Found problem with can bus wire from...
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L dsc VIN: WBAAV33461
We recived many replies on this car and they point to the yaw rate sensor which the customer has declined any repairs at this time.
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2008 Buick Enclave CXL 3.6L MIL Lamp on, limp mode VIN: 5GAEV23788
thanks to all that gave me idea's this one was really good challenging one. after posting this I called up to tech line to get more ideas they said about the same thing as you all said so I dove right in. checked the fuse block connectors on the underhood fuse... Trouble codes: U0073, U0100, U0140, C0242, U0073, P0856 (ECM- Engine Control Module ECM Indicated TCS Malfunction).
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2006 Cadillac CTS 2.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G6DM57T36
AFTER READING ALL THE REPLIES I RECHECKED EVERYTHINGAND DID NOT FIND ANYTHING.I HAD READ ABOUT SOMEONE THAT SAID THAT A MASS AIR FLOW FIXED THE SOME PROBLEM FOR HIM.I UNPLUGED THE MASS AIR AND IT STARTED AND RAN PERFICT.WHEN I PLUGED THE MASS BACK UP IT RAN FO...
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1999 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L front coil spring VIN: 1GBFG15RXX
Ok I am going to call this fixed but I will have to wait long term since the noise usually takes any where from a month or 2 to start. I received numerous replies with the procedure from GM and it does match the Alldata procedure down to pictures but where I...
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2008 Dodge Ram 1500 SXT 5.7L Differential VIN: 1D7HU18288
as I said we replaced the t/c motor with oem motor dealership could not explain why it would not work so customer just decided to take it to them and let them figure it out.will let you know of I learn anything.thanks for the input.
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1989 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FDEE14HXK
Thank's to all , Well this one is fixed! After we had the water damaged ECM repaired. an egr solinoid for a 1995 e-150 5.8 engine, because the egr sol, called for is obsolete. A new egr valve and position sensor, I now have vacuum to the egr system, commande...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Charging VIN: 1FTNW21F43
Good afternoon, Thanks for all the replies that were received. I would like to apologize to you all for not supplying you with the fuse information. It was fuse 22 under dash which is for the PCM, fuel system and MASS air flow. As some of you suggested I check...
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2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GTHK29224
well the truck is fixed. turned out to be the inj pump. i could not perform any test to confirm but replaced pump at customers request and all is well. Trouble codes: P1093.
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2007 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 5FNRL38707
The radiator main fan, not the condenser secondary fan was going bad and when is would draw too much load would trip the fuse which is a circuit breaker fuse and then would reset. What was throwing me for a loop is the compressor should have kicked off and did...
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1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L Unknown VIN: 1J4GZ58Y9R
thank you all for your help. Finally i was able to find the problem one fuel injector resistance is to high.
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2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L backfire destroys in VIN: 1J4GL58K22
thanks to all who responded.the customer finally let on that the problem may have occured when cranking not just with key on.we never found a problem that would cause the intake to explode.the injectors were not leaking and all data was in spec.except for one ... Trouble codes: P0031, P0132, P1281.
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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Air door VIN: SALME11494
I am going to close this because the cust. has not returned yet. I received some good info. Jason said he sees many blower motor failures, Jerry said to ignore AUC codes. A few others suggest blend door motor, which is what I suspect. Eric told me to verify ch...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Stall VIN: WDBRF40J43
So we replaced the shifter and so far so good. Thanks for all the help!!! Trouble codes: P2025, P202F, P2059, P2061.
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L cv joint
this problem is fixd thanks to lars and dick,looking at the pic of the inner c/v on wis it shows the large side of roller faceing the cross,but as lars said they go the opposite way you think,wow what a clanger,the trick is not to let the rollers fall off when...
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2009 Mercedes-Benz E320 Bluetec 3.0L fuel pressure VIN: WDBUF22X09
I appreciate y'alls comments. I am embarassed to say that I had not tightened up the fuel rail cross over pipe at the passenger side. As per suggestions, removed the intake pipe to check that everything was snug and found it loose at that end. Did not see...
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1997 Mercury Tracer LS 2.0L Engine Vibration VIN: 3MELM15P6V
Im still working on this one. The majority of replies recommended checking the motor mounts. I have done this and i did find issue with the two lower mounts. As such i replaced all 4 mounts fallowing the ford tsb procedure but this has not improved the vibra...
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2007 Mercury Mountaineer Premier 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2EU38E07
I FELT THE COMPUTER WAS BAD BUT DIDNT HAVE THE FORTITUDE TO PULL THE TRIGGER. TOLD CUSTOMER TO GET A SECOND OPINION AT THE STEALERSHIP. THEY PUT A COMPUTER IN AND ALL IS FIXED AND WELL. THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLIES AND SORRY FOR THE DELAYED FIX POST Trouble codes: P061B.
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1996 Nissan Pickup XE 2.4L Number 1Cylinder VIN: 1N6SD11Y2T
this vehicle has not been gotten to the bottom of, I ended up using the coldest burning copper plug I could find with the anti-fouler, vehicle has been gone 2 weeks now with no complaints, I suspect it really needs a motor but customer decided to make it someo...
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1992 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L abs VIN: YS3AL76L0N
we recieved many replies and the overwhelming majority state to loo at the ABS controler under the rear seat and it has sustained water damage, the customer opted out and is not going to move forward with replacing it at this time. Thanks to all who responded ...
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2004 Subaru Forester X 2.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SG63644
thank you to everyone who has lent me some advice with this one. it is NOT fixed yet, however i had a good discussion with customer friday afternoon and this issue has nothing to do with me doing head gaskets (thank god) wish i had known sooner but this has be... Trouble codes: P0336 (Crankshaft position sensor a range/performance).
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2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3TD62V82
Sorry it took so long to close this out , We wanted to make sure this vehicle was correctly repaired . We installed the right side manifold and converter assembly on 5/29/2014 and as of today no light has come back on so this one is a fix . Trouble codes: P0430 (Catalyst effiency low bank 2).
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Cuts out, above 65mph warm VIN: 3VWDD21C22
Well I finally got to feel the cut out for a quick second and under the high KV power lines after 300 miles of driving on the 02 bug going down hill 70mph, may rule out fuel issues. Since both cars are doing the same thing at the same spot must be RFI ? The ta...
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L No Start VIN: YV1VS29571
We sent this one down the road. We re-re confirmed all data lines and power feeds to the ecu. But dealing with a $1000 unit that may have been bad we decided to send to the dealer. Thank you for the help and if we hear from the customer we will let you know. Trouble codes: P0600, P0602, AT521.
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