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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L No Start
Hello fellow techs, a quick thanks for any help given. A friends 1997 BMW 328I cam into the shop for air pump replacement. Car is all stock. He parked the car and when i went to move it did not start. Customer said it has never failed to started with him. Engi...
1995 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban LT 6.5L oil over full VIN: 1GNGK16F2S
We are now testing injectors has anyone seen this poblem before
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L abs VIN: 3GNFK16Z64
We got this Suburban in with leaky rusted brake lines. We replaced all of the steel lines. Next we tried to manually bleed the brakes as per Alldata. We could not get the rear brakes to bleed at all so we moved to the front. The front bleed ok. We then tried ...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Injectors VIN: 1GCHK29174
All Duramax techs just looking for advice, I have not been a day to day tech for five years but I just bought this truck for myself for a smoking deal and it was diagnosed by a repitile shop that it needs injectors (fuel in crank case) l no this is a spendy re...
2008 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LTZ 5.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNFK16398
Thank you guys in advance for your help. Truck came in with a misfire and check engine light. Found a P0300 and a dead miss on #1 cyl. Found NO compression on #1 cyl. Pulled rocker cover and found intake Pushrod not moving. So, we sold R&R heads and found l... Trouble codes: P0304
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L pcm VIN: 1B4GP54LXV
Van came in for wipers not operational. Tested & found bad BCM. Replaced BCM and now when I start the van, it runs for about 2 seconds and cuts off. Label on new BCM said to insert key in rear hatch and turn to unlock position then return to middle position, t...
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L no pulse VIN: 1FTEF14N9M
This truck has dual fuel tanks. It has spark, and will run a few seconds on starting fluid. There is no injector pulse, but injectors have b+ on the hot side. The fuel pump relay ground to coil is not triggered by the EEC but has power to it from the primary r...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Differential VIN: 1FTNW21L33
Replacing the clutches behind the side gears on a 10.5" trac-lok rear differential and I can't get the spider gears back into the carrier. Is there a special tool for this job, or is there a trick to getting them back in?
2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.4L brick VIN: 1FTXW43R88
O.K. all, A routine up-date has turned into a nightmare. About halfway into programming the IDS just shut down!!! Now I have a brick for an ECM. I've tried all the things I know how to do but I was hoping someone could give me some ideas. The only way to get a...
2011 GMC Sierra 3500 HD WT 6.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GD322CL1B
this truck has a new def tank module and tank was cleaned out, according to my homework i need to run the def quality test and it will not initiate. also the system leak test will not communicate with scan tool. it will run through forced regens. any advice wi...
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L No Start VIN: 1HGES26752
Have a no start,Have fuel,spark injector pulse timing is on.Tryed unplugging crank sensor still no start same with cam unplugged.Ran compression 170 across the board.Some times it sputters when key is let off.Will no start.No codes.Any help would be great.Igni...
2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Passenger sliding door VIN: 5FNRL38436
Ok, need some direction on this one. Passenger sliding door opened and closed fine but the warning chime would go off when putting in drive. The indicator on dash showed the door was closed but the chime went off anyway. Pulled a code P1164 for gauge control m...
2007 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Strut mount VIN: JHLRE38747
I'm having an issue with this vehicle. I have installed new struts and mounts and sway end links due to clunking. I used KYB's, and now I'm having a problem with the right front strut mount binding while turning left and right. I tried another strut mount whic...
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Stall VIN: KM8SB12BX3
car starts, runs for 3 seconds and shuts down and immediately sets code P0340. I scoped cam sensor signal at pcm and it didn't look right. (should be nice square wave 0 off to 5 on volts according to Mitchell). mine wasn't, it was 3 to 11 volts and a little di... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam sensor problem)
2006 Hyundai Tucson GL 2.0L o2 sensor VIN: KM8JM72BX6
Have a Hyundai here with a P0133 O2 sensor slow response B1S1 for last 6 mo. Have repaired leaking exhaust manifold and leaking flex pipe and replaces sensor twice with OEM brand sensors. Also new plugs, fuel and air filters within last year OEM plugs. Did sea...
1997 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start VIN: JM1NA3531V
hello, i have a miata that blew its engine we ordered from lkq and its apparently an JDM. so swaping parts tons differences from coolant ports dipstick etc. so sucker wont start im assuming my problem has do with the crank sensor the JDM didnt have crank senso...
2000 Mazda B3000 Troy Lee 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 4F4YR16V2Y
I put head gaskets on and milled heads.runs great but i am getting water in oil.i removed the water pump and can not see a hole in the timing cover. So if any has had this please tell me what you found. Charles
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L Fuel pump electrical VIN: WDBEA34E6N
G'day fellow techs. This Mercedes had the problem of the fuel pump not shutting off after the engine was shut down (key in the full off position). When it first came in, the fuel line from the fuel filter to the fuel tank was also leaking as well as the contin...
2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L Pressures VIN: WMWRF33475
Anyone ever see this before? 2005 Mini Cooper. Stopped cooling, full of r134. We have replaced 3 compressors, 3 xp valves, confirmed no blockage, correct charge of 134a & oil. The high side pressure will go up to 150 at 2000 rpms, low side down to 30 psi. ALL ...
2006 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRC33556
Five months ago, this car came in with a front O2 sensor code and misfire code for cylinder #1. New O2 sensor took care of sensor problem, but the ignored misfire cylinder #1 code returned. Misted secondary ignition and observed problems: replaced coil and wir... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfiring cylinder 1)
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1CA31D4Y
Car would not start.Customer cranked until battery died,charged battery and cranked it some more.Result total wash down,no compression.Car towed in and wash down fixed 140psi comp all cyl. Problem is no spark on cylinders 1,4. 1,4 do have injector pulse. ECM i...
2011 Nissan Juke SL 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AF5MV5B
using identifix info not very short and to the point, told to check vacuum and power to control solenoid. just applied vacuum to valve and the rod doesn't move.the turbo control rod is stuck, so it appears vane control is stuck. is this serviceable(can i attem... Trouble codes: P0234 (Turbo overboost)
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Harsh shift VIN: 1G2WJ52J3Y
I see flow chart for P0742 TCC stuck? The TFP pressure switch is stuck on? I've tested radiator and its a little too hot. This don't happen till after 40 miles none stop. It just happened and mil comes on and it bangs into gears same on down shift. I didn't sh...
2008 Porsche Cayenne 3.6L level control VIN: WP1AA29P68
Client complaint about air suspension not working. 40A air suspension compressor fuse under drivers seat was blown. I replaced fuse and found that air compressor will work "non stop" sometimes. Because of it sometimes compressor is working continously (mayb...
1997 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Check Enging Light VIN: 4TANL42NXV
(thanks to all who took the time to help) ok sorry about the bad info on the truck its not running ruff no misfire finally got in to act up and after it runs at an idle for 10-15 min the check enging light goes on and off a/c becomes inop intill the light ...
1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT36P10V6W
Checked codes coolant sensor low code replace t-stat coolant sensor still have code. Drove down highway reading 199 degrees f coolant temp light code returned . Temp was 199 .stayed up but code said low temp

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2009 BMW 335i 3.0L abs VIN: WBAPM77539
Well thanks to some suggestions after not being able to find a plausible definition for that code ( 5da6 ) ,we connected snappie and went to abs data .put on graph mode and test drove ...easy to see the right front signal missing .According to vantage the sen...
1992 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4HP53L2N
Turned out to be the ignition module.Corroded on mounting surface,rather than clean we just replaced .Thanks for the suggestions.
1967 Chevrolet Camaro 5.7L shudder not sure
First off thanks to everyone, i guess this mileage cannot be correct 100k out at least, paying a lot more attention to detail this time, the pilot bearing had been spinning in the end of the crankshaft although the center was perfect size ,the outside was all ...
2012 Chrysler 200 Touring 2.4L MIL Lamp on, Limp Home Mode VIN: 1C3CCBBB3C
Thanks to all for the information and advice. I presented to the customer that we should replace the throttle body and perform the flash update to cover all bases. He has decided to instead trade the car in for a newer model. I guess the trading dealer can ... Trouble codes: P2173 (High Airflow / Vacuum Leak Detected - Slow Accumulation), P2110 (Electronic Throttle Control - Forced Limited RPM).
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L ignition/no start VIN: 1D7HU18N74
Well, thanks for all the input - it really helps to think things through, though this didn't wind up as complicated as it might have been. I finally pushed it in the shop today, replaced the damaged wiring and put in new ignition switch (verified the melt-dow...
2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8 6.1L No Start VIN: 2B3CJ7DW6A
finally closing this request I have it running after a fight with an uncooperative dealership. they "programmed" the key and win module i think they programmed the key to the new win module and didn't program the win to the car the first time around. i took it...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Noise/vibration VIN: 3FTSW31F9Y
We still have not found the cause of this vibration. Customer picked up the truck while we have been doing research on the issue. Time is running out on this post so I will post fix when we find the problem. We will be looking at the track arm and pinion angle...
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FAFP55U93
Thanks You.Was cam synchronizer. Thanks everybody.There was no noise,and no code.I had some problems before but car just shut off.
2005 Ford Freestyle SEL 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMZK02185
2011 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6L Windshield Wipers VIN: 1GKKVTED7B
Sorry I can't give you a fix for this one. It's so intermittent and the customer does not want to throw parts at it, and neither do I! We'll just have to wait till it gets worse...thank for all the replies, I appreciate it.
2003 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L No Start, Cuts out, Stall
Much thanks to Martin, Juan and Nigel. the crank sensor was the culprit. Scoped the sensor when it cut off and had no activity. Waited 15 to 20 min and tried it again and had a signal. Thanks again this is the best tool in the shop.
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J8HR58265
This Grand Cherokee is fixed, finally. After some research, I found out that the new PCM was a plug and play.. I knew it had to be faulty so I chucked a Chrysler PCM at it... all is well. Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P2101, P2110.
2006 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Intake runner butterflies VIN: KNDJD73356
Thank you all for the quick and helpful replies. The bushings on the shaft came out allowing the flaps to hammer themselves into pieces in cylinders #5 and #6 and the smaller portions ended up falling in to the cylinders holding the intake valves open enough ...
1973 Mercedes-Benz 220D 2.2L No Start VIN: 1151101035
Ok, this vehicle is fixed. First off, many thanks to all who responded. Especially Slawomir, George and Thomas. Thomas was kind enough to call me at work and give me a hand. The specification for setting up the pump is 24' BTDC on the crankshaft. The pump mark...
1989 Pontiac 6000 LE 2.8L Power bog VIN: 1G2AF51W5K
This car was driven home and was brought back the next day running just fine, with the bogging gone. Unless there is some re-learn going on because of the MAP sensor not having had a signal for 4 months, or this is just a bad ECU that has temporarily started w...
2008 Pontiac G6 2.4L starter operation VIN: 1G2ZG57B28
the ignition switch was the problem. replaced it and all is well] thanks again for the help
2009 Pontiac G6 2.4L Stall VIN: 1G2ZJ57B39
Hi Thanks for all your help. The boss called in another tech this morning. He went through everything like I did and said the car should run. He tried starting 8 or 9 times it would start and die, then it backfired through the intake. On the next time it start...
2008 Saturn Vue XE 3.5L A.C. cycling VIN: 3GSDL43N88
I did let this truck goes as it was. It has been a few weeks and there are no complaints. There was not very good info. in Alldata for the fan operation or info. for what would cause the clutch to disengage and engage. I did not try Mike's idea of commandin...
1997 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TANL42NXV
2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Sets Lean Codes VIN: JTEGH20V72
Got it! First, my appologies for not posting the fuel pressure (which was 48 psi). All four injectors apparently were becoming restricted which was reflected in the 3ms on time at idle which was needed to overcome the lack of fuel getting into the cylinders...
2006 Volvo XC70 2.5L Abs VIN: YV4SZ59226
I have finally fixed this Volvo, I ended up flashing the BCM with Vida and that got rid of the configuration error but the draw was still there. I broke down the circuit and found that the CEM had lost the ability to supply keyed power to the BCM, well someone...
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