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2004 BMW 325i 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: WBAAZ33474
first off this is an m56 sulev engine, very unique and from what ive read a real pain. This car came from another shop and they said it needed an engine. I put the plugs back in and fired it up. It was missing and smoking but seem to clear up at times. I broug...
2008 BMW 650i 4.8L Cluster VIN: WBAEA53568
Hello guys, got this 08 650i, sporadic cluster goes crazy gauges go to full then dead, all lights turn on then goes black, 4 seconds later turns back on. the car also has sporadic mil on. I performed gt1 testing and found code: 2dcf instrument cluster fault no...
2002 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L battery VIN: 1G6KD54Y12
vehicle has a severe parasitic draw. drawing 5 amps. i've located 2 fuse boxes. one under rear seat cushion and one underhood. i've pulled each fuse of each fusebox with no change to the 5 amp draw. i've pulled the circuit breakers and relays and had the same ...
1996 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban 6.5L Dome Lamp VIN: 1GNGK26F7T
Hello folks, My problem is the center (middle)overhead dome lamps are inop. Front driver's overhead lamps and lower door lamps working fine. The overhead fixture has two map lamps with a center door open illumination lamp. None of these work. I removed fixture...
2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L abs VIN: 1GCCT19W11
New abs moduel, tire reset and auto bleed done. No leaks no issues with new moduel except this,,, when normal stop, no slide of any kind abs pump activates in last 2 or 3 feet of stop, when breaking hard does not activate. Verifide tooth count on exciter rings...
2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WH55K81
This car came in with a P0336 crank sensor fault. Followed the procedures and found bad ign. wires so replaced them and plugs. Also one coil that showed some damage at one of the towers. After this cleared codes and the code returns right away. (Second start u... Trouble codes: P0336 (Crankshaft position sensor A circuit range / performance)
2003 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GCFG25T13
I have a real hair puller here. This van is a cranks/no start. Security telltale DOES NOT illuminate. No DTCs in ECM or BCM. Can communicate with all modules. Can command telltale on in IPC. Passlock cyl. voltage = 3.2 volts. ECM shows VTD fuel enable=No. All ... Trouble codes: U1000 (In SDM Class II data link malfunction)
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Battery VIN: 1GNEK13Z84
This vehicle has a parasitic draw. This first and most easily remedied is the radio, which is drawing about 2 amps at all times. My primary question is this: How long should the BCM be drawing any amount of current? I tend to follow the 50 milliamp maximum...
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.0L Steering VIN: 1GCEK19B66
I ran a check list of all the front end parts associated with this issue including the steering column / intermediate shaft. The left front toe was slightly out of adjustment but did not make a difference. Any help would be appreciated, thank you for your time...
2008 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNDL33F28
Thanks in advance to everyone taking the time to read this one. This Equinox belongs to the wife of the manager of another shop we work with daily, so we'd like to see a fix. I know, it's long, but stay with me! A few weeks ago, the owner brings me the vehicl... Trouble codes: P0404 (Exhaust Gas Recirculation EGR Open Position Performance), C0561 (Invalid Serial Data Received English Theres a powertrain code stored in the PCM go fix it)
2005 Chrysler Crossfire 3.2L Control head VIN: 1C3AN55L05
Customer complaint is the air flow is stuck on defrost no matter of where the rotary switch is positioned. I connected our Snapon Soulus Pro(of course the little info I had refers to testing with a DRB III)and retrived two codes B1226 Passenger compartment tem...
2007 Dodge Sprinter 2500 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, bucking, white smoke VIN: WD0PE845X7
hi this sprinter it has like an on off switch as soon as i give it full load it starts bucking it has no power if i hold it long enough it will start smoking out white smoke. after it gets hot it has even less power it cant go past 2500rpm it constantly bucks.... Trouble codes: 2359 (charge pressure control boost pressure too low)
1984 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FABP27M4E
We have a fuel injected 5.0 that quits intermittently. When it quits the 2 injectors on top seem to quit spraying fuel this happens at idle usually but it has quit while driving at higher rpm It seems to lose injector pulse some times it wont re start Fuel pre...
1999 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTPX28L0X
PID readings: Load=17%, Baro=149Hz, 13 PSI, LTFT banks 1 & 2= 25%, MAF= .9 volts, O211 & 12= 0 volts, O221 is switching, 22=.6 volts, STFT 1 & 2= -3% to 3%. Coolant was low, topped off, leaking from radiator. No HCs present in cooling system, oil level is good... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire cylinder 1), P0308, P0171 (Bank 1 lean), P0174 (Bank 2 lean)
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP33P03
Customer came in stating car felt like throttle was sticking and that every now and then it didnt feel like it was getting gas on acceleration. Test drove and i could feel a distinct ignition misfire. Got back to the shop and put it in park and the engine revv... Trouble codes: P1120 (p0122-), P0122
2005 Ford Freestar S 3.9L temperature high VIN: 2FMZA50695
when started cold and driven the temperature slowly goes up to 266 degrees till thermostat opens, guage sweeps over almost to the red.then goes back down to a normal 203 degrees.No signs of combustion leak or headgasket. instrument cluster sweep test passes wi...
2007 Ford F650 5.9L fail/safe mode VIN: 3FRWF65F87
This is one of our rollbacks, recently a driver had a crank issue so we overlayed the red w/blue wire from under the dash at ignition to the starter cylinoid to get it started, all was well, hours later the spedometer stopped working and the trans was starting...
2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAHP0HA0A
Hey Techs. Vehicle has a P0455. No bi directional controls with Modis. Close vent valve with jumper, smoke test no leaks. Open capless system with special funnel smoke coming out of filler neck so capless filler neck is being tested. Test purge valve it is wor... Trouble codes: P0455 (Evap Leak or no flow)
1992 GMC C3500 Sierra SLE 7.4L tcc VIN: 2GTHC39N4N
The problem with this truck is the computer at highway speeds turns the TCC off and on causing a surge and engine speed fluctuation. This customer brought this truck to us after several other shops. To try to correct the problem he has replaced the transmissio...
2004 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L no start VIN: 1GKDS13S34
this envoy wont turn over from ignition switch. have power on all wire coming out of switch. I don't have power on both terminals at starter relay, just one,yellow wire, and no ground when turn switch. I can start from relay and will run. checked purple wire a...
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Rough shift VIN: 2HGES16581
Installed used transmission. Previous transmission would not shift at all. Now getting the P1753 code. Have checked all the connectors and all seem connected. Any idea on how to procede?
1992 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L No Start VIN: JACDH58W4N
after coolant hose repair started and ran rough then died will not restart replaced fuel pump due to no fuel pressure tested spark has good spark test for injector pulse has none does have battey voltage to both sides of injectors performed test from trouble t...
2009 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L shift interlock solenoid VIN: SALME154X9
I pulled the shifter out of the shaft and removed the top part of the console that covers shifter. I found the wires for the shift lock solenoid were pinched under the shifter. I removed the shifter and repaired the wires but it still does not work. The red wi...
1997 Lexus LS400 4.0L evaporator core VIN: JT8BH28F0V
looking for r and r evaporator core imformation.mitchell on demand says pull dash and identifix says just pull blower housing,any imformation appreciated.
2007 Lexus GS450h 3.5L trunk latch VIN: JTHBC96S47
This car came in with customer complaint trunk lid open message in message center. dealer has looked at at advised 1200.00 repair replace latch motor unit. electric release was working with transmitter when I began inspection. I disconnected both micro switche...
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L power window VIN: WMWRE33443
Replaced both front window motors and regulators. Now the windows operate backwards. Is there any way to correct this without sending to the dealer? I have a launch and cardaq if that helps. Thanks
2007 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L Convertor VIN: 4T1BE46K37
The customer brought this problem Toyota to me after the engine was replaced with a used unit. Ever since the convertor seal has been leaking. After seeing the huge leak I pulled the transmission to replace the seal and I noticed the Engine Guide Pins where mi...

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2007 BMW 335i 3.0L phone conection VIN: WBAVB735X7
Thank you very much for the replys. We will replace the tcm when the customer gets back from vacation in 3 weeks. I got a couple of responses that stated that they are a common issue.
2010 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.0L Starting VIN: 1G4GC5EG0A
Still could not duplicate problem-owner is going to remove cell phone charger and try putting the fob in the console when problem occurs as suggested by others-I will update if we come to a conclusion-thanks for the helpful replies
1999 Cadillac Escalade 5.7L a/c compressor VIN: 1GYEK13R9X
first of all thanks for all the replies i found wire 459 permantly grounded causing compressor to run all times removed ground no comp operation checked vcm operation i have no ground command checked pressure switches found high pressure switch bad jumped swit...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L knock sensor VIN: 2GCEK19T51
this truck is fixed. let me start by saying that everyone that said to get the aftermarket parts out was correct. there was only one code for the rear sensor when we started this mess, after the "new" parts were installed was when both codes came up. now that...
2001 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCGG25R41
I installed another cap and rotor. Also tapped on converters and muffler and heard pieces rattling around inside. Tried to start van and it fired right up and blew pieces of converter out tail pipe. Thanks for the help. Will install new converters and muff...
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13Z72
I have a trainee on this job.I found a faulty injector pigtail on Cyl. #3 . This caused the P0200 injector control circuit.Runs slightly better but this problem has been ongoing for a long time as I found A new coil and injector from another garage repair.Thi... Trouble codes: P0300, P0200.
2002 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L smog monitors VIN: 1GCGG29R92
yes I want to say I learned a lot from this one one of you asked me which monitor has to run first yes the 02 heater anyways as soon as I read how to get it to run all the other monitors ran on the gas side but still wont pass smog because no one could really ...
2007 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L a/c VIN: 1C3LC46K87
Wow---thank you to everyone that replied. I think every single reply was helpful. I triple checked the charge level to ensure it was not overcharged. I cleaned the condenser thoroughly removing what little dirt and debris was present. This didn't make any d...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L transmission/pcm VIN: 3D7KU28C73
Although I did check for powers and grounds at the pcm by backprobing them, also checked while wiggling wires I never really tried to pull them out. After making the request for help I went back and pulled on the powers and grounds, the battery power pulled ...
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.7L Starting VIN: 1D7HU18D94
The problem was the IPCM (Integrated Power Control Module) under the hood ( in the old days we called it the fuse panel). Let me explain; after my power and ground checks at the PCM, the engine started BUT as you turned the key there was a delay of 2-3 seconds...
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L Starting VIN: 2D4GP44LL5
I greatly appreciate all of the replies the insurance decided the van was a total loss and settled with the customer most of the replies were just that many had ran into the same problem . thanks for everyones help chris
1987 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FTEF14N3H
Man you guys are all great better help then aldata I got so many different ways to go about checking this truck last night I stay late and check this truck out good.found timing chain bad also top end worn out thank you for all your help guys gGod bless Trouble codes: 12 (16 -), 16 (25 -), 25 (23 -), 23.
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XL HD 5.4L Front brakes VIN: 1FDWE37L7W
Thank you for all the replies.The problem was the calipers. Even though new rebuilts , the right side pistons were slow to move then the lefts.Raised front end and you could fell left side applying more then right.Had to spin wheels at same time to see and fee...
2007 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L compressor VIN: 1GKFK16337
Well folks, every once in awhile I have to own up to a mistake. Yes, I did overcharge it and I think it was my screw up and not the machine. I will be cautious though and probably will not trust the machine as much. Thanks to everyone that chipped in their tho...
2004 Honda Civic DX 1.7L No Start VIN: 2HGES16434
After confirming that I can install a used ECM I ordered one from my used part supplier,installed it,now the malfunction indicator comes on when I turn the key on and also I can communicate with my scanner.I tried starting,it cranks but wont fire up just like ...
2004 Honda Element EX 2.4L Unknown VIN: 5J6YH27584
Hello and thanks to all for your help. after much bleeding and test driving decided to work backwards from the master cylinder. With the brake dragging and on the rack broke the lines at the master cylinder, no relief. next went to the abs module broke the lin...
2004 Honda Element EX 2.4L rear brakes drag VIN: 5J6YH27584
Hello and thanks to all for your help. Dale and I think alike actually did almost exactly the way Dale described ( excellent thought Dale) except i didn't loosen the master cylinder bolts at the booster. I did however get the car on the rack with the wheel dra...
2007 Hyundai Entourage SE 3.8L Compressor VIN: KNDMC23367
So the vehicle has left without a Fix. Suspect problem with Pcm or possible micro 64 pin in PCM connector.
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Roof VIN: WDBSK75F13
fix: remove flap assembly, reset motor with SDS diagnostic, re-install flaps
2004 Mercedes-Benz S500 4Matic 5.0L Airbags VIN: WDBNG84J34
The responses all agree that an Autologic or factory tool is needed to deal with this issue. I'll refer the customer to a shop with the necessary equipment. Thanks to those who replied.
2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L Wipers, Radio, Cluster VIN: WP1AA29P74
Thank you to everyone who offered help. After numerous hours of chasing this phantom gateway module we have decided to ask the customer to bring his car to the dealer. He did and very quickly they came to the same conclusion we originally did which was that th...
2003 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L abs VIN: 4T1BF28BX3
thanks for the help code 35 is for a open circuit in the right front speed sensor although the sensor scopes out good the resistance is 1k all the others are 1.6k the new oem sensor was the problem. I got the wrong definition for the code , but did get to cle...
2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L tcc clutch VIN: 1NXBR32E25
I suggested that the customer put a Toyota rebuilt in , instead of used units. he left and said that the junkyard should pay for it. oh well. he will call when it is done. thanks for all the help. chris
1974 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L Wiring VIN: 1332558666
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