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2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L Right Window VIN: WBABM3345Y
Intermittently the passenger window on this coupe will roll down a little ways with the switch and then if you pull the switch up to close the window it just goes down further. If you pull it to the auto up position it will auto down all the way and will remai...
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2006 BMW M5 5.0L throttle actuator VIN: WBSNB93506
Hello BMW techs, i have here a guys shopping around over the phone, I figure is slow today and would be nice to know for future reference. He claims he needs a throttle actuator: dealer price is $1040 retail I have exhausted all avenues trying to get exact lab...
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2006 BMW M5 5.0L MIL Lamp on, Limp Mode VIN: WBSNB93546
Hello BMW techs, This M5 come from an auction, on the way home the car went in to limp mode DSC message on. Wrote all the codes down, cleared them, drove it for 10 minutes, parked it. Half hour later up on restart the 2B15 come back. Throttle valve actuator ba... Trouble codes: 5E19, 2B15
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1996 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 2GCEK19RXT
Any help would be greatly appreciated. My customer brought this truck in to me after 3 other shops kept throwing parts at it. The truck has a rolling/surging idle only in gear at a stop. If the A/C is turned on the problem goes away. I have smoke the engine 4 ...
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L spark VIN: 2G1WF55E81
car came in with po128 po135 p1404 p1345 I replaced o2 sensor 1 & 2 converter & thermastat. car was running grate .on the way to return the car it quit.So I returned to shop & have no codes .Had coolant leak So I replaced water pump crank & cam sensors tryed t...
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2002 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L smog monitors VIN: 1GCGG29R92
hello we have this van customers states he needs van to run monitors to get ready for smog he stated he drove it 4 hrs and no more of them have ran this a half cng van and half gas I clear all monitors and tried again I get the same ones to run again and then ...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Misfire VIN: 2GCEK19T64
Vehicle came in for a misfire issue and code p0300 was found. Went throught all the ignition components and all were good. Monitor misfire counter and found cyls. 5 and 6 to be misfiring constantly. Checked intake for leaks and found leaks at 5 and 6 runners. ...
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.7L Stall VIN: 1D7HU16D94
ran perfect before old fuel put in it.customer put bad fuel in it 2-3 gallons on a very low tank below 1/4.runs terrible stalls.fuel pressure good at 60.fuel sample smells bad,drain all fuel with relay jumped.add 10 gallons good gas.no codes,clean throttle bod...
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2005 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 5.9L reverse VIN: 3D7MR48C85
Truck came in in limp mode, Pulled p0973 3/4 overdrive sol. ckt. Tested and found 3/4 sol open. Drop pan and replace 3/4 sol assy and harness- had to lower valve body. New filter and 8 or so qts atf +4. Fluid was old and no debris in pan. Test drive after code...
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1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDLF47F7V
Ok where to start?? The truck is a lawn srpay service that doesnt sit still long. The problem began as an itermittant stall then no start untill it cooled down. Each time it occured by the time it got to us it would start normally. So based on the codes and pr... Trouble codes: P1211 (icp less than desired), P0344
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on, harsh down shift VIN: 1FAFP52U4W
Hi All, well this vehicle must have been a taxi in another life! Customer bring the car in with a driveability complaint.This is a project car only working on it when its slow. The first time I got it to act up I was driving around 60 MPH and it downshifts to ... Trouble codes: P0500 (Vehicle Speed Sensor)
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2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Transfer Case VIN: 1FMRU1662Y
Greetings fellow techs. I have this expedition from my friend at church recently purchased in Jan. Recent complaint of front drive shaft always engaged. This is full time all wheel drive vehicle. Switch positions are 4AWD, 4HI and 4LO. System works via GEM mod...
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2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTRX17282
Hello guys.this f series iz driving me nutz ! it's an intermitten start and stall. Acts like fuel cut off however fuel pressure and volume remain steady at spec.will not idle regardless of throttle plate position somewhat ruling out iac motor. After a couple a...
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2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMZU73E25
verified gas pump shutting off quickly, once in air found filler hose at tank with zip tie collapsing hose , replace wit ford hose, no change, found canister vent sol rusted badly replaced with ford sol, no change. dropper tank down and removed canister to fin...
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2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCS11898
Vehicle originally came in because of setting the P0341 code with lack of power and surging badly above 2000rpm. On test drive, there was 0% VTC duty cycle as viewed on the SnapOn Verdit with 13.4, during the entire drive. Brought in the shop for more testin... Trouble codes: P1009, P0341
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1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, rough idle,dtc1391 VIN: 1J4FJ68S7W
As noted above in the detailed description of my repairs and adjustments, I cannot seem to get rid of that dtc p1391. loss of camshaft crank. I was thinking of my crankshaft sensor, maybe my trigger wheel being too far away from the sensor, maybe trash stuck t... Trouble codes: P1391
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2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Mechanical
This is my daughters vehicle , so it's a freebie repair. Dropped a valve seat and made a mess of one cylinder and head. There are no good used 3.7(2002) engines left in my area , but I can get a very low mileage (2006) 3.7. I have read about the cam and crank ...
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2008 Mazda 5 Sport 2.3L No Start VIN: JM1CR29328
VEICHLE HAS BEEN A INT.NO START FOR 3 YEARS.MAZDA TRIED MANY TIMES TO REPAIR,N.G. STARTER WIRE RECALL WAS DONE.I REPAIRED START TERMINAL AGAIN DUE TO CORROSION. cust,???.turns out was a crank & no start cond. states started acting up after a/c quit.I see no re...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L a/c VIN: WDBHA28E8S
came in on 90 degree day blowing about 80 degrees from the vents. Evac and recharged the system to the correct capacity high pressure is good, low pressure was around 65psi, still blowing 80 degrees. replaced the expansion valve. today is about 75 degrees outs...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L dash lights/tag lights VIN: WDBJF25H7X
i've got this 99 e300 diesel that came in with inoperative dash backlights/ac control backlights/tag lights. found 7.5a dash/tag light fuse blown in left side dash fuse box. put in new fuse; blows shortly after headlights turned on. checked wiring to tag light...
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2007 Saturn Outlook XE 3.6L The front passenger's power window is inop VIN: 5GZER13767
Vehicle came in with the right front power window not working from either switch. The switch would buzz when operating it from the passenger's side but nothing happened when activating the driver's side switch. Replacing the switch changed nothing. Found that ...
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1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Fuel Tank Leaking VIN: 2T1BA02E5T
Came in fuel tank leaking. Remove tank and had repaired. Came back three months later leaking same spot, remove tank send out and had repaired, one month later came back fuel tank leaking. Install new fuel tank five months later came back tank leaking same spo...
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2008 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L Turbo VIN: WVWFV71K38
Vehicle has code p0299/00665 for turbo underboost. No real "chart" in alldata or mitchel to follow. Normal power noted on test drive. All Vacuum hoses to boost control ok. All intake hoses and CAC appear ok. Boost pressure shows 960 mbar at idle, and goes u...
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Timing VIN: WBAFB33591
I adjusted timing with the right M62 timing kit at all went well.
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2009 BMW 328i 3.0L Radio VIN: WBAWV13579
Thank you guys for your replies. I double checked everything to make sure its a radio problem: 1) Supplied alternative power and ground , 2) Disconnected MOST nods and looped them, 3) Disconnected CAN to make sure that there is no hidden message that tells rad...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2GCEK13T24
Well would have never had guessed this one. Was checking scanner again, and found that the voltage is falling of on the system. the alt was dropping as low as 12.1 volts with the air on n gear at idle, and the lights on. r and r alt. volt back 2 normal. and ... Trouble codes: P0101, P0300, P0171, U1000.
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2005 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FMYU95H55
Thanks for the help this was my first hybrid. Here's what I found out. If the hybrid battery is low the vehicle won't start. The only way to charge it is to charge the 12v battery, then there is a button with some led'S under a little cover on the drivers kick... Trouble codes: P0A7D.
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L reverse VIN: 1FTSX215X5
Thank you to all that responded. I replaced the transmission with a Ford remanufactured unit and all is good again. I guess it is a common problem to either crack the reverse piston or have a seal failure causing low reverse pressure. I decided to go with ...
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2002 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Pcm VIN: SAJDA03P02
Hello and thanks to all. This turned out to be a disscreptency between to repair programs, Mitchell was showing that the idle motor relay was PCM #1 and Alldata showed it to be in a different place same box. swapped relays and all is good. The customer was abl...
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2005 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L MIL Lamp on, loss of power VIN: SAJWA82C95
Thank you again for all the great information. After cleaning the fuel injectors & fuel rail service, the lean codes have not returned. Also ended up replacing the oil dip-stick "o-ring" and the lower oil-fill cap "o-ring". The car runs great, We advise the cu... Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean bank 1), P0174 (System lean bank 2).
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2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 6.1L Starting VIN: 1J8HR78388
We were not able to fix this car, but the customer took it to the dealer and they found a section of the engine harness that was burned and shorted. The problem is apparently fixed. thanks for the suggestions.
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1990 Mazda 626 DX 2.2L comp. VIN: 1YVGD22B7L
I got a weekend off from this thing, read your replies, and went at it. First, I disconnected the ground wire I left off, started the engine, and the cond. fan relay would rapidly click on and off. While running, I connected the ground wire, and the relay came...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Compressor VIN: WDB2030611
Hello Friends. Finally I got success on this. After reading a lot of pages on the internet I found a TSB with my complaint, it said that check the EIS module, that is the module for keys, in the software of this module there is a zone that has communication w...
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2004 Porsche Boxster S 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CB29874
Smoke tested exhaust and found the heathers to be cracked, replacing the cats fixed the problem.Found a great way to test for clogged head ports using magnehelic gauge, if hooking the gauge to heather test ports and activating the secondary air short test yo... Trouble codes: P0491, P0492.
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1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Sub/Main Fan VIN: 4S3BG6851V
Thanks for all the help! Replacing the binding main fan took care of that problem. However, the PCM is keeping the sub fan grounded. Because this won't cause an overheat condition, the customer declined to replace the PCM. Keep up the good work, and thanks aga...
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1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L belts VIN: JT3HJ85J9V
I want to thank everyone who took the time to help me with this problem. The fix was to make sure the pulleys were running straight and were clean, We replaced the aftermarket belts to a factory belt set and all is good. When I first started in the import busi...
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2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E4Y
ok here goes I replaced the intake gasket along with the pcv valve and my fuel trims came close to zero ran thru all monitors and has been gone outa of shop for a week and no more check engine light thanks for everyone ideas Trouble codes: P0171.
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2003 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L Short Block Damage VIN: 1NXBR32E53
Thanks to all the info. Thanks to Daryl and Dan who checked the short block for fit, I bought a 2000 1ZZ-FE engine and used my head and it worked great. They posted 6/98 to 01/08 the block number did not change. I did check the head for damage before I brought...
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2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L engine speed sensor VIN: YV1CZ91H54
A BIG Thank You George and Matt you guys nailed it the starter was the fix.. Thanks to all that replied ... IATN Rocks...Dave...
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