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1984 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: ZARBA5411E
Car was towed in .checked for fuel in tank (thought gas gague maybe malfuctioning added 1 gallon of gas just in case. Has fuel pressure and volume . Put noid light on injecter found it to light up on crank cycle but it won"t blink . I can"t find any wiring inf...
2002 BMW 330i 3.0L Unknown VIN: WBAEV534X2
Hello fellow techs, This BMW was towed in as a no start.The customer stated that the car was ran on a 6 hour road trip and parked for 1.5 weeks.When they tried to start it,it would not start. As soon as we enguaged the starter the tell tale sound of no compres...
2007 BMW X3 3.0si 3.0L Battery VIN: WBXPC93487
Battery goes dead about once every 3 weeks. The battery has been replaced numerous times during the history of this problem. Our testing of current draw found it will vary between 43ma and 396ma. Have not been able to isolate the affected circuit. Saw in a Ide...
2007 Buick Lucerne CX 3.8L Starting VIN: 1G4HP57227
no crank, no start, No communication with EBCM, Radio, Suspension, Seat module, Park assist, PCM, No gauges No brake lights. Lights that are on cluster abs, traction control, engine, all codes show communication faults tried resetting computer with battery dis...
1991 Chevrolet G30 Hi-Cube 5.7L steering shaft VIN: 2GBHG31K1M
good morning all the vehicle came back 1 week ago this past tuesday complaining of hard to steer and having to physically return steering wheel to center after turn verified complaint, since I recently replaced gearbox I raised ft wheels off rack(alignment rac...
2006 Chrysler 300 Touring 3.5L chassis / body VIN: 2C3KK53G86
Hi guys. I have an '06 300 touring that is giving me a hard time. the car came in with a noise & vibration. we zero'd in on the noise and it was the water pump bearing (behing the timing belt) and replaced it. the noise is about 80% less from inside the cabin ...
2000 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1B7GL2ANXY
Vehicle was towed in for because it stalled after a 30 mile drive and would not re start. "NO BUS" message was displayed on dash. When I received the vehicle it started and ran normally. Checked for codes and found none in PCM and PCM monitor status indicates ... Trouble codes: P1768 (transmission relay always open), P0505 (ISC motor or circuit)
2008 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 6.7L engine VIN: 3D7KS28A88
Oil change was preformed and customer left with the vehicle. 2 weeks later customer took the truck to the dealership and the front journal was damaged in the turbo, dealership replaced that turbo with a new turbo from factory. the next day after the customer g...
2006 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L power steering VIN: 1FAFP53U26
Hi Techs: We have an issue with the power steering fluid on this vehicle. Vehicle came in with the high pressure p/s hose was leaking and also when vehicle is shut down. p/s fluid shoots out of the vent in the cap. replace the hose and also pump as well. line ...
2012 Ford Transit Connect XLT Premium 2.0L Wheel Speed Sensor VIN: NM0KS9CN0C
Abs and traction light on original arrival. Front end very noisey when driving. Found both front wheel bearings bad and grinding. Found ABS light on with C0034:15 RF Wheel bearing Short to Battery or open and C0031:15 LF Wheel bearing Short to Battery or open....
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
2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1HGES16573
I have this honda that runs fine,but intermittently cuts out when this happens the light on the cluster that tells you what gear your in goes out.the check engine light comes on but no codes.and the pcm relays 1 and 2 click.this usually happens only for a coup... Trouble codes: 0002
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Unknown VIN: 1J4HR58N16
We have this jeep that when turning to the right all the way to the wheel stop and driving foward only very slowly there is a chatter/vibration felt through the truck.
2007 Jeep Compass 2.4L Booster/Master cylinder VIN: 1J8FF47W97
We followed the factory install directions and rechecked it all, it is in there the way it is suposta be. The only thing I can think of is the new power booster is holding the brake on, or the new design needs a different master cylinder (Tho Jeep says no). W...
2003 Kia Rio 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12573
ok we have this rio with p0325 costumer installed new sensor and wen it did not solve the problem he drove it in. hook up my scope to the sensor and it works fine (when i tap the engine block it makes ac voltage)now i red that this sensor get a 2.4 bias voltag... Trouble codes: P0325
1998 Lexus GS300 3.0L Poor pedal/ soft VIN: JT8BD68S2W
No actual fluid leaks or signs of leaks at master as far as can tell. Perhaps it sucks air in through an accumulator seal and or bad master cylinder seals?? Hopeful someone else has seen similar condition on high mileage Lexus. Thanks so much for your help!...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.0L engine VIN: 1LNHM86SX1
Engine starts to boil over at 3/4 temp gauge, 254 deg. coolant temp sensor. Coolant is full and has been bled several times. Hydraulic fan has been replaced with oem fan as per intermittent overheat tsb. Has recent thermostat and water pump. Head gasket leak t...
2005 Mazda RX-8 1.3L steering wheel VIN: JM1FE17NX5
Steering sometimes works turning to the left but almost never to the right. I have set and reset neutral position also changed the eps module for laughs. Hooked up 8ga. wires directly from module to motor, no difference. I did take some captures of the torque ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG Kompressor 5.5L Starting VIN: WDBSK74F43
Car came in with code p410 check the car found the air pump is bad, install new air pump from the dealer,test the air pump with SDS scan tool, its fine but the pump wont shut off even if i commanded with the scan tool, shut the key off & remove it from the ign...
2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L auxiliary battery warning VIN: WDBUF82J74
Battery warning light on, 1 code in Battery control module, B1091/9091 the contact of component K57/2 auxiliary battery relay, doesmnot open or the fuse upstream of the contact is defective. load tested both batteries & passed. checked fuses ok, activated K57/...
2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.2L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1GHDT13SX2
Good day, Always works out the headache cars are a friends vehicle. Truck was towed in no start, found pcm fuse blown. replaced fuse and starts but has a hard misfire. Pulled wiring diagram from Mitchell, circuit feeds 12v to all ignition coils and injectors ...
2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L battery VIN: YS3DF78K23
Customer complaint of battery going dead after several days storage, Key removed. Also when battery was put on charger, radio came on with key still out of ignition switch. We experienced this several times after removing the key the radio would continue to op...
1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Oil Pump VIN: 4TARN01P0R
Ok, so I have this Toyota pickup problem child. Came into the shop with massive oil leaks everywhere and excessive blow by the rings (blew pcv valve off of valve cover and dipstick out of tube on start up). So we did a complete rebuild; new rings, pistons, bea...
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Evap VIN: 4T1BG22K61
Customer came in with service engine soon light on. Pulled code P0442-EVAP small leak detected. Hooked up EVAP machine and manually closed the vent solenoid (canister closed VSV) by applying power and ground. Shows a large leak. I induced smoke and it pours ou...
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
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L abs VIN: WVWPD63B74
Hi Group This car has 2 ABS faults that will not go away, 01435 brake pressure sensor g201, and 00290 left rear wheel speed sensor. I installed a new wheel speed sensor and fault immediately returned. When i run an output test with vagcom I see speed readings...
2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAK73C47
This Vehicle came in for timing belt, a/c compressor, and vacuum pump. Vehicle already had check engine light on for P0171. Performed services and smoke tested. Found no vacuum leaks. Checked MAF readings and they are reading correctly, even swapped in a new M... Trouble codes: P0171
2009 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 3VWRW31C09
This car came to us was running bad found codes p2251-1176-0130-0135 all for bank one sensor one o2 sensor lopes at idle like vacune leak replaced pcv valve still not working ck all fuses ok some times runs ok look at scan tool look at volts jumps looks ok loo... Trouble codes: P2251 (p1176-), P1176 (p0130-), P0130 (p0135-), P0135

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2008 Buick Enclave CXL 3.6L Surge, Misfire, VIN: 5GAEV23768
First, I thank you all for your replies. Thanks especially to Robert, for keying me into TC slip. And Kent for sending me to TF. Paul - you sent that one HOME! Tim from WI - good info, thanks! Thanks also to Keith, Robert, Kirt, Jake, Doug, and Tim! There ...
2007 Cadillac Escalade 6.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GYFK63807
Wanted to update seems I have to close...Repalced Cam Phasers and sensor or magnet drove 30 miles had no problems or codes released to customer came back 2 days later with CMP code p0010 checked everything again decided to replace cmp sensor and Cam sensor wh...
2006 Chevrolet Corvette 6.0L Battery VIN: 1G1YY36U96
I do appreciate all the help and suggestions. Some of you have talked about checking millivolts acrooss fuses to check for parasitoic draws. I've been checking that way for quite some time. That is a great way to isolate draws. In this case every cuirct o...
2010 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.4L Battery Light VIN: 1G1ZD5EB2A
I scoped the grey wire at the alternator connector and had a really nice square wave signal. When testing the grey wire again from the back side of the PCM connector, I had not square wave. Upon opening the harness up for inspection, I found a damaged portion ...
2006 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDXPD84486
The truck came to us with a new turbo already installed. We questioned the amount of power. Come to find out it was a cheap e bay turbo that did not come with an actuator. They should be factory pre set so we had to road tune the turbo until the turbo felt rig... Trouble codes: P0299.
1968 Ford Mustang 3.3L Mechanical VIN: 8T01710304
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L hard shift VIN: 1FTDF15N6N
I verified that all wiring and engine sensors were working correctly. I also verified that the wave form pattern to the pressure control solenoid matched the good patterns from earlier posts. I'm hoping to create a chart correlating duty cycle to pressure when...
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 5.4L coolant from exaust VIN: 1FMRE11L8W
it has a crack in the exaust port and coolant is running into the exaust and not the cylinder. that is the end of this truck. i got off on the wrong track. the orignal intake gasket was bad so that is why i kept going there
1997 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 5.7L dist VIN: 1GDHC33R1V
thanks .but I had done all those steps before coming here to look for help.looks like we are all on the same page.
2013 Mercedes-Benz CL550 4Matic 4.6L ride VIN: WDDLJPBB0D
2008 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WMWMF73508
First of all thankyou for all the help. We checked the turbo and it was ok.When we removed the charge air pipe where the MAP sensor is located there was a puddle of oil. We cleaned oil out of the intercooler and all the charge air pipes we replaced the valve c... Trouble codes: 2884 (charge air pressure control deviatiuon).
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1ED28Y7Y
After replacing a bad purge volume control valve the code would come back after 10 minutes or so.After making sure it was not a wiring problem we remove the engine ecu,and and performed an visual inspection of the circuit board and discover that some moisture ... Trouble codes: P0443, P0325.
2002 Nissan Frontier SVE 3.3L slow VIN: 1N6MD27Y12
Well, according to the customer, this vehicle is fixed, but I am not sure. We released it to them for the weekend and they are happy with the performance, although we are not sure. We still had it tripping the safety from time to time. Checking online, this...
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L high idle VIN: 1G2WR52141
okay so after relooking at all my data again. and going back over every inch of the system. i started checking the wiring on the car. come to find out, that when the kid was putting on the cold air kit, he moved the wiring around just a bit. not a big deal un... Trouble codes: P0420, P0113, P0502, P0717, B1004.
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G2WK52J62
Vehicle fixed. Repair 1. Fixed broken 12v feed wire from PCM to 24x sensor. Wire was broken about 20 inches from PCM connector. Now when running 24x rpms vary with throttle. Still shows a fixed RPM with key on (scanned a similar vehicle yesterday that also sho...
2008 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5L Clutch throw out bearing VIN: JF1GH63628
We couldn't get a repair kit in in time and the Customer need the vehicle back for a trip. We installed a new clutch fork, throw out bearing and retaining clips, and a new pressure plate all from Subaru. Clutch operated normally after the repair and have not h...
2007 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L compressor VIN: 4T1BE46KX7
Like most of you said, the reman compressor was junk strait out of the box! Put another reman on and is working perfect so far. Thanks for all the help, it is nice to get other peoples opinion on stuff like this. For all the time and headache I got in this on...
2007 Toyota Prius Touring 1.5L Park Lock VIN: JTDKB20U57
MANY THANKS to Carolyn for the information she sent me. I put it to good use this morning, really surprised at how quickly and easily I was able to put the vehicle in neutral AND KEEP IT THERE. I warned the Body shop to keep the parking brake on or they would ...
2009 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L Starting VIN: YV1MS38239
First of all I would like to thank, Mike, Jim, Avinash, and Boyd for your suggestions and help. Boyd's suggestion on the ECM mismatch, along with the fact that we figured out the wiring diagram actually matched an 05 instead of an 09 Volvo. I should have found...
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