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2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L airbag
hi all,i ve got this bmw 3 series 320ci e 46 2002 the chassis no is [...] i never wrote it cause the system won t except it cause its a european car i think , and it came in with the airbag light on ,i ve scanned it and it s got these codes which t...
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2007 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Ignition lock/ shift interlock VIN: 1G6DP57797
This may be the vehicle that makes me change careers! The key will not roll back to the off position. The solenoid at the ign lock cyl is ok, and will enable key rotation when solenoid is hotwired. The shift lock is not locking properly either, both related. T...
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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G1JC1247T
Car runs fine in open-loop, it has great vacuum idles fine. Once in closed-loop the vacuum slowly drops from 18in/hg - 8in/hg and eventually stalls out. I see this happening on the scan tool and actual vacuum gauge. If I unplug the O2 sensor or tsp to force it... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 system lean)
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2000 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L Stall
Customer just brought this car. It was tow in for complain of dieing while driving. This car will run outside in the sun about 20 minute and it will die. When it about to die, it will stumble about 15 second before it die ( act like it about to run out of gas)... Trouble codes: N0NE
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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK13388
Truck is running fine, O2 sensors are switching and not setting codes, only code P1174 keeps coming back within 2 miles. Short term fuel trims are switching + to -. Long term is -24. Not setting any other codes. I have read the tsb about he injectors, but I do... Trouble codes: P1174
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2007 Chrysler 300 Limited 3.5L vent temp VIN: 2C3KA53G47
This system is a manual system. Coldest vent temp at idle 55 degrees and on the road at 75mph 52 degrees. We removed temp actuator and tried to completely close door and not any colder. We pinched off heater hose and not any colder. we discounted battery and t...
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2000 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 3FAFP66L3Y
One again i come to my IATN brothers with a head scratcher!. 2000 ford contour duratec 2.5 v 6, automatic w/ A/C new transmission not installed by me but worth mentioning. at highway speeds under snap throttle I.E) coals to the fire peddle down she will acce...
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14504
Oil temp high, MIL on. Vehicle came in with 02 sensor codes and Broken RH exhaust manifold. Do not remember if there were other codes. Tech erased them. Made repairs, test drove all seemed well. Truck came back with a PO198, engine oil temp high. Ran vehicle u... Trouble codes: P0198
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2006 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L mode doors VIN: 1FMPU16526
I am posting this under A/C because my symptom is mode failure under engine load. Checked resevoir, ok. When I disconnect 4x4 harness and plug, modes operate perfectly. Tested vacuum oper. hubs, no apparent leaks. Any suggestions?
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2007 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L Tpms VIN: JHLRE38317
I have this 2007 Honda CRV that came in with a TPM Light on. I used our Bartech and found that the right front sensor was bad (wouldn't read at all) so it was replaced with a new smart sensor. The smart sensor was programed for the Honda and installed. Read al...
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2007 Mazda 3 i 2.0L mounts VIN: JM1BK32F97
Car came in 6 months ago with an engine vibration. When vehicle is cold vehicle stightly vibrates at idle and gets worse with engine load. When its warmed up vibration at idle goes away and vibration under load improves slightly. Rear mount and passsenger side...
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2007 Mazda 3 Mazdaspeed 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BK34M87
I need help.. This vehicle overheated and needed the head machined. The chain , guide, oil control valve, cam actuator, oil and filter were replaced after the head was repaired and reinstalled. Dtc p0012 coded after the head was installed and that is why the o... Trouble codes: P0012
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2008 Mercedes-Benz GL320 CDI 3.0L Driveability VIN: 4JGBF22E68
Hi folks. I am working on this Mercedes. Vehicle initially came in with CEL on and multiple circuit faults for (MAFs, IAT, IAC etc...) Found blown fuse, replaced fuse, cleared faults and road tested. Vehicle goes into limp mode after 50 meters of driving. Sc...
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2002 Nissan Frontier SVE 3.3L slow VIN: 1N6MD27Y12
Thank you for your help. This supercharged Frontier keeps shutting down the supercharger. Once shutdown, it will not reset until you cycle the key. Another shop has already replaced the knock sensor and replaced the 02 sensors. When we monitor the data, we s...
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2008 Nissan Altima S 2.5L throttle body VIN: 1N4AL24E58
Original throttle body had carbon build up and since these items are not recomended to be cleaned,customer brought a new one from hitachi. 1st procedure- normal operating temp, no loads,no vacuum leaks at intake flex or gaskets-volume relearn with modis. 2 pro...
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2003 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L compressor VIN: JTDDR32T13
Ac compressor clutch will stay engaged for 30 seconds to one minute then turn off for about 2 seconds then engage agian for same amount of time. Does the same thing at any rpm, driving or idling. Ac button light stays on an does not flash when the compressor c...
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2005 Toyota Camry 2.4L noise exhaust manifold VIN: 4T1BE32K45
Customers only complaint is a wierd noise under his hood. Vehicle makes a wierd humming noise only at idle, goes away at any speed above idle. Scanned vehicle and found P0301 cyl 1 misfire detected (Pending Code). Drove vehicle, runs very smooth, no driveabili...
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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L limp-home mode VIN: WBAHD6328S
After clearing faults, (used an old Baum CS 2000), the power supply faults came back in DME and EGS... was tinkering with it at night at home, noticed dash display would brighten and dim with RPM... Turns out alternator would spike to 17+ volts once in a while...
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic LT 4.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19V57
Guys thanks for the great input. We did completely drop the cats and nothing changed, I replaced the mass air flow sensor since the reading was high, but still had the problem. During one of the road tests we were losing spark on left hand turns. we started ch... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2009 Chevrolet Corvette 6.2L Speedo drive VIN: D000015749
After I posted my help request, help came in the form of a suggestion from the trans. shop I visited before I made my post. I am copying an email I sent out 2 days ago in response to one of the last response that came in asking for clarification on the electri...
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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Hesitation VIN: 3B7KF23662
This one is closed. I did not repair the vehicle but it did go back to the shop that originally installed the injection pump. They replaced it and problem solved. I did not get any more detail than that so I don't know what exactly failed but thanks again eve...
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2006 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L temp.reading VIN: 1D4GP25B16
What I found was, for whatever reason, there was a RESISTOR installed in the harness about 8" from the sensor. After looking at several schematics, I could find nothing suggesting it should be there. Strangely enough it looked factory. So I removed it and the ...
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNX20P74
Well I almost got to post this as fixed but running out of time to close to help request. First of all let me thank all of you for your help, Thank you! I got a call a couple of days ago with an update from the shop. They replaced the injectors and drained t...
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2007 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Misfire VIN: 1J4GL48K57
Thanks to everyone who replied. Unfortunately my customer has been ill and not able to return as of yet. I strongly suspect a mechanical issue with the engines valve system although the problem it is very intermittent. When I complete the diagnosis I will re-... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cyl 4 missfire).
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1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Radio VIN: 1LNFM97V9W
We found it!! thanks to Gary from Michigan. the problem was in the under hood fuse box. no corrosion was found but when we loosened the box we found the battery power supply wire was hot. the nut that holds the power supply cable to the fuse box was cross thre...
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2007 Mitsubishi Raider SE 4.7L MIL Lamp on
Vehicle was sent to the dealer. Mut-III was required to re-marry the pcm to the vehicle...could not be done with Witech due to embedded (Chryco) dealer code in Witech software not being authorized for mitsu vins. Witech software works fine for everything excep... Trouble codes: C2206.
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2011 Nissan Versa 1.6 Base 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CC1AP9B
I have changed the PCM and that fixed the problem. I appreciate every bodies response. spent a lot of time checking the wiring which was ok. Trouble codes: P2101 (electric throttle control function).
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2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L Guages VIN: 1G2NW52E52
Sorry for the late reply. But it did turn out to be a defective abs module. When I unplugged it everything was acting normally and I had communication. Installed a new abs module a problem solved. Thanks everyone.
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2007 Suzuki XL-7 3.6L steering pump
I wish I could say that all is well and we fixed the car but unfortunately the customer pulled the car from my shop and took it to another shop down the street for them to tackle. We really tried but the customer did not want to pay for new lines or a factory...
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2004 Volvo XC70 2.5L rain sensing wiper VIN: YV1SZ59H24
Hi there.Oem windshield is the only way to go.Comes with rain sensor.
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