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2001 BMW 740i 4.4L starting VIN: WBAGG83471
it seems like what ever the draw is , is occurring at night, battery is dead in the morning and car does not start
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2003 BMW 525i 2.5L Front End VIN: WBADT43423
I have this 03 BMW 525I, it has a loud repetitive rattle in the left front over bumps, thought for sure it was a worn out sway bar link, I unbolted the links, both sides. They are tight, not worn at all. Everything else seems tight as well.I am leaning toward ...
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2009 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.3L Bus VIN: 1GCFH15409
This van was towed to us with a broken fuel pump pressure control module after replacing and having programed by the dealer. (Who had it for 2 days because it would not take the programing) we got the van back with no communication to the EBCM, fuel pump press...
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2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT 2.4L No Start VIN: 2CNALDEC9B
This vehicle has a salvage title from hurricane Sandy flood. It was running fine until someone attempted to steal it by replacing the computer.It has been to 2 dealers and they ran into the same problem I am having. Gm will not give the security code to progra... Trouble codes: FE05
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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3C4FY48B84
Ok, vehicle came in last week with an intermittent idle quality concern with the A/C on, when warm, when stopped in gear. I when through the trouble shooting chart on ALLDATA. Fuel psi is good at 55psi spec is 58 +/-5psi. Spark is good, checked with testers an...
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L Cylinder head valve train VIN: 1D7HU18NX4
Customer complaint was a check engine light engine miss and overheat. We found the cooling system was 1 gallon low on coolant. We pressure tested and found a radiator cap had failed. Filled the cooling system and installed a new cap. Did not appear to be a s...
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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7KS28D06
This truck has been in and out of the shop for over a year and I just looked at it for the first time. Customer states it shuts off while driving at highway speed, non-specific conditions. He pulls over and waits a couple of minutes and then it starts back up.... Trouble codes: P0388 (Automatic Shutdown)
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on, Runs fine VIN: 1FAFP55UXY
The car runs fine. Mil light will come on and set codes on second start up after clearing codes. I have replaced the idle air control motor it did not correct issue. I have gone through and checked all the wiring and pin voltages all ok. The next step is to re... Trouble codes: P1504 (idle air control circut malfuction), P1460 (wide open throlle A/C cutout circut)
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L valves, rods VIN: 1FTSW21P05
Need some help here techs. This vehicle was towed to our shop as a no start. We did the usual inspections and pretty quickly discovered that the high pressure pump was bad. We had replaced the pump in 2010 and have always had a great relationship with the cust...
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1997 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 5.7L dist VIN: 1GDHC33R1V
engine istalled at another shop brought to my shop to check codes found codes p0102 and p0340 the p0340 code is the one im trying to get help with.when checking with my scanner dist calibration with cam and crank keeps coming up with -45 as soon as you bring t...
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2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0L air distribution VIN: 1HGCM663X3
no matter how much or how little freon we put in this car the driver s side air is warm and the passenger side is cold. This car does NOT have dual climate control
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2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5L Misfire VIN: 5FNRL38825
Just completed a timing belt, w/p, crank seal & cam seals. Upon first start up the vehicle is misfiring and the check engine light is flashing. Immediately figured the timing is off, no that's not it 100% certain just tore it all back done to confirm that the ... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire), P0305 (Cylinder 5 misfire), P0300 (Multiple cylinder misfire)
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2008 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Limp mode VIN: JM1BK32318
Hey mazda tech's question for you -i have a customer with this mazda 3 and she said the check engine light came on and shifted hard, which im thinkiong limp mode, anyway when she got here it shifted fine, i scanned it with my modis and under engine..nothing so... Trouble codes: U0100 (Loss of comm)
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L rear door locks VIN: WDBHA22E4T
The help of Mercedes guys would be very much appreciated.
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2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L Water Pump VIN: 5N1AR18W25
We found the noise to be coming from the water pump area. We removed the timing chain tensioner and pump cover to remove the water pump. We removed the three mounting bolts and inserted two 8 mm bolts in pump housing to pull pump off. There is a lot of play in...
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2006 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L o2 sensor VIN: 1N4BA41E86
now after you drive I am getting a p2a00 air fuel sensor range or performance code, rechecked converter It wasn't the same replaced it again it and still have the same problem any help would be greatly appreciated. looking at scan data bank one up and downstre...
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1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G2WP52K9X
to GM gurus out there. got this grandprix 3.8 ni super charger that has a misfire on cylinder #3. doesn't turn the light on, but you can see it on the data stream that it's missing. replaced coil, s/plug, wire, injector and ignition module to no avail. did a c...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L high idle VIN: 1G2WR52141
Car came n with a very high idle. 2000 rpm at idle or n gear. Customer put a cold air intake kit on vehicle, and that's when the problem started. he said there was no problems with the car before hand. So he took the cold air kit off. Still no good, high idle ... Trouble codes: P0420, P0113, P0502, P0717, B1004
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2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBBN441X4
seeking info on testing both circuits from and to the sensor. What to look for connector connected and disconnected Trouble codes: P0031, P2238
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2007 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L compressor VIN: 4T1BE46KX7
This compressor has no clutch relay and turns with pulley all the time, all fusses are good. Replaced compressor, drier, expansion valve and flushed system and still can not get compressor to work. with snap on verus pro you can go to engine data and see clut...
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2007 Toyota Prius Touring 1.5L Park Lock VIN: JTDKB20U57
Vehicle was in an accident. Between the Body and our Auto shop, much of the front end has been removed for the Body shop to perform their repairs putting the trans in PARK. I drove the vehicle into our (Auto) shop and have removed the damaged condenser, radiat...
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2010 Toyota Sienna CE 3.5L water pump VIN: 5TDKK4CC0A
Checking to see if anyone has replaced the water pump on the 2010 Sienna v6 without removing the engine? Is this really needed? Thanks, Randy.
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L Drl VIN: WVGCM67L64
Hi does anyone know how we might shut off the DRL in this Tourage? We have VDS Software. It's messing with the aftermarket HID kit we are installing. Thanks George
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2006 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 9BWGR61J66
This diesel Golf was brought to us and its drivability is garbage. Moving around in the parking lot is fine, but when you go to drive it on the street, it has absolutely no power, even with the gas pedal to the floor. It smokes really bad when you put a decent... Trouble codes: P0341 (Camshaft pos.sensor circ. Range/performance), P0299 (Turbo charger underboost), P0131 (O2 sensor circ.bank 1-sensor 1 low voltage), P1178 (Linear oxygen sensor / pump current open circuit), P0243 (Turbocharger wastegate solonoid a), P2196 (O2 sensor signal stuck rich bank 1 sensor 1)
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2008 Volkswagen Jetta S 2.5L coolant sensor VIN: 3VWHM71K48
have volts sensor ohms ok clear code light comes right back fans run all time car is on
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1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: YV1LZ56D7X
Car will run aces for anywhere from 1-2 hrs then go full rich and run terrible. Shooting black soot out of tailpipe and CEL lights with the codes I supplied. Occasionally it will throw codes for Faulty Signal from both 02 sensors. So far I have replaced the MA... Trouble codes: ECM26, ECM26
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2006 Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8L no communication VIN: WAUAC48H66
Thank you for all of your responses. The fix was the radio removed it and everything was restored. Thanks for all of your help.
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1996 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L low pedal VIN: 2GCEK19R0T
sorry about taking so long.but today I can call this fixed and I am sick of this one.replaced abs unit with used part .it was worth $50. as a gamble as opposed to $800 for new part .no it didn't help.it seemed to be not enough fluid flow.stock master cyl. bore...
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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK13388
Thanks for all the help and ideas! I replaced all lifters and pushrods, found several pushrods scarred at the ends due to not pumping oil. no more misfires or codes. Trouble codes: P1174.
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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Dream 2.4L compressor VIN: 3C8FY68B22
They decided not to fix it this year but I did do some more cks that several suggested. I did spray the condenser and the pressures only dropped about 50 psi. I ckd the lines and the hi side ones are hot up to the orifice then they cool off. There wasn't any f...
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1996 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HC13YXT
Customer declined further repairs at this time. We believe a new set of cyl. heads will solve the problem. Trouble codes: P0300, P0304.
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2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDXW47Z11
I got the wiring finaly figured out the big issue was when I set the left cam on the head I must have roled it a little to far past and bent number 7 intake valve. should of would of could of I have a new valve coming this morning. and ps I will not pull the ...
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out, Losses power VIN: 1FTSW31F42
CUSTOMER HAD INJECTORS REBUILT AFTERMARKET. REPLACED ALL INJECTORS WITH BRAND NEW INJECTORS AND FIXED CONCERNS. OF COURSE REBUILDER DOES NOT BELIEVE THE INJECTORS WERE BAD. TURNS OUT ALL THE OIL WAS FROM THE RETURN FLOW FROM INJECTORS, WHICH I WOULD SAY WAS A...
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2007 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FAFP53U47
Well the car is finally running great. All it took was for another Taurus to wander into the shop so I could steal the factory IAC from that to try on this one. What do you know, suddenly everything is gravy. Had a new IAC ordered up from the dealer and instal...
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2008 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAHP07118
Thanks for your help. As it turned out the tsb was right. I found 1 coil under the plenum had been overheated & cracked. I found that cylinders 1 4 & 5 were always having the coil grounded with the key off. I unplugged the pcm & all grounds on the affected co... Trouble codes: P0351 (p0352-), P0352 (p0353-), P0353 (p0354-), P0354 (p0355-), P0355 (p0356-), P0356.
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2011 Ford Escape XLT 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMCU9D73B
we ended up sending this one to the ford dealership. when there is a demand for more fuel the fuel pressure would just drop off. there was no problem with the fuel pump, fuel pump driver module, or the wiring going to it. there is also no fuel pressure regulat...
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2006 GMC Savana 3500 6.0L No Start VIN: 1GDJG31U86
Thanks to all those who replied. Sometimes we take for granted when someone else replaced the ignition switch that it was ok, Turned out to be faulty. Ignition switch was cause of voltage drop, Was 7 volts from switch to back of fuse panel.
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2006 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5L H-Can VIN: 2HJYK16516
The VSC module is in need of replacement. However the customer got scared when we talked prices. They elected to drive the vehicle with the problems it has. I wish i could have posted with the problem fixed. Thank you to all who replied.
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1989 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L Mechanical VIN: SAJHY1548K
Thank you for all the inputs, it turn out [...] fully engage the hydraulic pump in good rpm. We retap & resecure new bolt for the drive gear, full pressure back & brake assist work like a new car...
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2005 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L Electronic VIN: SALAE25445
Thanks for all the help, especially to Jason. The next two sentences are excerpts from his replies. 'When the TCCM is replaced it must be programmed and it also calibrates the t-box clutches.' 'The only way I have ever programmed these is with a factory IDS/SD...
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2005 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Pings VIN: JM1BK32355
This one is fixed. Thanks to everyone who replied, and a special thank you to Kevin from Michigan who hit the nail on the head. The mechanical timing was off because the longer crank pin was used instead of the short one when initially timing the engine. Appar... Trouble codes: P0300 (testing and results).
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2005 Nissan Murano S 3.5L nav,radio.temp controls VIN: JN8AZ08W75
unfortunately this one was getting too expensive and for all of these units to guessed at is not wise. There was one unit that powered all the radio, ac, lcd screen and that was the a'/c amp but we could not find a used unit to try at this time. Sorry.
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2009 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CA29929
I'm calling it fixed. As of this writing the car has been running without fault. I've instructed the customer to keep current on oil changes. Trouble codes: 8113 (Valve Lift Adjustment Implausable Signal), 7501 (Bank2 Lambda Contol System too Rich), 0403 (Cyl 4 Misfire).
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2002 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L compressor VIN: 4T1BF28B52
Well, this one is fixed. Robert hit the nail on the head. The ECM was bad. A lot of you mentioned the idle and iac. Being a former Toyota dealer technician this was a problem I'm well aware of. Apparently there was some issue with the logic in the ECM and...
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2007 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L oil consumption VIN: YV1MS39047
Thanks to all. We did check crankcase vacuum/pressure and it was OK. The customer by our recommendation decided to keep a log of the consumption to better know exactly what it is. i will re-post when we have a better solution. Thanks again!
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