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1990 BMW 525i 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBAHC2316L
Custumer complains of vehicle stalling and does nnot stay on checked fuel psi and does not hold pressure replace pump holds psi know but still stalls and surges
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2010 BMW 328i 3.0L Auxiliary Port VIN: WBAPH7G54A
Auxiliary / USB port is inoperative. Does any body know if there is a separate fuse for this circuit?
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2004 Cadillac SRX 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GYEE63784
As our shop name implies, domestics are not our best suit. That said, we have a check engine light that will erratically faintly "flicker" when it feels like it- usually at slower speeds or at stops. No pattern or sequence to it, would usually be something I w...
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1987 Chevrolet P30 7.4L Hesitation VIN: 1GBKP37W9H
Customer just bought vehicle, cam in with a long list of repairs and services he wanted done.part of that was tuneup and carb overhaual. The engine now has a slight bog on acceleration, we have rechecked the float and accelerator al seem ,ok. The vacum advance...
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1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L EBcm VIN: 2G1FP22P5S
ABS inop light on code C1295 set,can clear code and returns immediately at start up without brake pedal input. Code states brake switch open,tested input to EBCM and ECM and voltage in correct ,also tech2 showes brake input to EBCM and ECM,also for cruise and ...
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2005 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEL19X45
cust. complaint, pull up long hill veichle misfires. stated found p0306.i found p0300 and p1134.clear codes and road test. car runs well.p0300 returned. pull up-hill engine light flashes,cyl.6 misfires on current counters.#6 comp.= 150 psi. plug wire 20k plus ... Trouble codes: P0300, P1134
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2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L front brakes VIN: 2C8GP44R95
After driving vehicle for a while front brakes won't release. Gets to the point where front wheels are smoking. Replace front calibers and hoses. Brakes bleed out fine afterwards. Still has same problem. Identifix has two conformed fixes for this issues by rep...
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2001 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L long crank VIN: 1B7MF336X1
this truck has a long crank ( up to ten seconds before it starts.) lift pump pressure comes right up to 12 to 14 psi if truck is just bumped over. if the tank is over half to a full tank of fuel it starts no problem every time. I don't know if its a fuel volum...
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2003 Dodge Durango Sport 4.7L HVAC Control Head VIN: 1D4HS38N23
Thank you all for taking time to read this and give me any type of direction. Above vehicle was brought in for inoperative blower motor. Testing revealed burnt/melted connector at blower motor resistor. Blower motor itself was isolated from circuit, and powe...
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2009 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 6.7L Dpf VIN: 3D7KS28L79
Vehicle was towed in customer complained lack of power and DPF full message, now it will only start and die. No injector fault codes or anything else leading to a no start condition. I'm not a Cummins tech, not sure what to look at next.
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTZX18W5W
Hey guys & Gals, Vehicle came in no start, Has fuel pressure & Noid light flashes, Has no spark, both ignition coils have power to them scope check has no signal from PCM, scoped the crank sensor has wavy signal, didn't match how it should look on modis so tri...
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2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L traction control VIN: 1FMFU16L83
this vehicle is personal rig. it has the auto 4wd,4 high and 4 low and advance trac setup. when vehicle is running and go to shut off, the check advance trac briefly comes on in the message center. doesn't matter where the steering wheel is at or if the brake ...
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2011 Ford E-250 4.6L Cuts out
This van runs poor at idle and when it starts to misfire vacuum gauge goes to 15" from 19". No misfire codes it just stalls after it's warm. It appears to be lean as per long term trim but o2s show rich along with short trim being rich and I did reset KAM. I a... Trouble codes: P0130, P0150
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2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T 2.0L No Start VIN: KMHHT6KD3A
vehicle came in for a no start, tried to start and sounded like it had no compression. pulled valve cover off to inspect timing chain and found that it was intact and the cams turned with the sprockets. did a compression test on it and found low compression in... Trouble codes: P0336, P0016, P0340, P0365, 02261 (turbo charger bypass valve - mechanical)
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2008 Infiniti G37 Sport 3.7L Starting VIN: JNKCV64E28
I replaced the motor in this Infiniti. Everything was going great and all of a sudden the alarm went off as though you was walking away from the vehicle with the fob in your pocket. The vehicle then died and the dashboard has the KEY symbol lit and the vehicle...
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1993 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L Brake Lites VIN: 1J4FY49S3P
AFTERNOON Folks, I am pulling the last of my hair out ( i have very little left).i have a 1993 jeep wrangler that the brake lites are inop.The wiring diagram and the veh. colors do not match!!!, is my first concern, second is the that i have power out of the b...
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L fuel VIN: 1J4GW48S21
original customer complaint was running rough at idle. hook up scanner and have no stored or pending codes. no misfires are present on mode 6 (idle or acceleration) have a fuel pressure of 68 psi and running very rich. compression is good. engine vacuum is 17"...
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2007 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Misfire VIN: JM1BK32457
We are working on a Mazda 3 that keeps setting code PO304, miss fire on cylinder #4. We have checked: spark, fuel, leak down was 20% or less, smoke test was okay. We did reseal the intake manifold, have swapped plug, coil, injector. Problem does not follow, st... Trouble codes: P0304
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Mechanical VIN: 4JGAB54EXX
Owner is complaining of large amount of grayish white smoke after driving car for approximately 30 minutes and either taking off from a stop or upon restarting car. He also said car is consuming oil. We performed the repair for oil consumption as per the previ...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L limp mod VIN: WDBTK75J45
Hello everyone This CLK 500 came in on the flat Bed Customer said " It wont go over 20 mph ! " Got in the shop hook up the scanner to it and Code P0778 open Brake Control Solenoid Sweet Hard engagement in Rev and Drive also Call the dealer they said they got 1...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 4Matic 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, limp mode VIN: 4JGCB65EX6
Car came in with a high idle, we found hole in imtake and replaced the intake manifold assembly After repairs we reset the fuel trims with our snap on Verdict but the car will only drive a short distance normal and then has little to no accelerator response un... Trouble codes: 5026 (snap on scan code)
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1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on, Hard start VIN: JN1CA21D9W
During start, engine kickes back like its timing is off.. Have tried everything but pcm and timing chain, no chain noise at all, and it does not do it all the time.. New ignition switch eliminates problem if you "sneak up" on start position and not turn it all... Trouble codes: 0201 (Primary ignition problem)
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2005 Saturn Vue 2.2L Clutch VIN: 5GZCZ23D85
Vue came in with clutch pedal to the floor due to leaking slave cylinder. Replaced, master & slave, clutch disc & pressure plate, resurface flywheel. All went together fine, system worked great, day later customer called and said pedal got hard, he pushed hard...
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2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH66502
Looking for a bit of guidance on this one... any thoughts from you guys - no vac leaks found... Trouble codes: P0130
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L No Reverse Gear VIN: 3VWSE69M64
12/03 Jetta 1.8T 5 speed Automatic (09A) Costumer complaining car has no reverse, transmission has been rebuilt by unknown shop. Test drove car, driving forward was driving perfect, hit all shifts, no weird noises, no problem driving forward ans sure enough n...
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2006 BMW 325xi 3.0L Ibs VIN: WBAVT13596
Customer declined further diagnosis and repair. Car left without fix. Thank you all that replied.
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2007 Cadillac CTS 2.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on
thank you for all your help and replies. Found out that the ECM was the problem. Had locked us out of the theft deterrent system Trouble codes: U1192 (VTD lost comm), U1064, U1153 (CCP Lost comm), U1040 (EBCM Lost), P1629 (VDT Fail), P1630 (VDT learn Mode active).
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2007 Cadillac DTS 4.6L Oil Pan VIN: 1G6KD57Y17
After much himming and hawing, I decided to take the advice of Russell, Charles, Sean, and Mike, and drop the entire engine/trans assembly, and I was glad I did! This has got to be the most efficient way of doing this repair, because I needed to replace the oi...
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1991 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe LT 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GNCT18Z5M
I first want to thank everyone for your help in solving this problem. Like always there were several things that had to be fixed to be able to get to the real thing that kept this blazer from running good. After rebuilding the TBI and replacing the wore out IA...
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1998 Chevrolet Metro 1.0L MIL Lamp on, o2s2 VIN: 2C1MR2266W
I wanted to add information, not close this request but here is what I know. The resistance on my generic o2 sensor heater is out of spec. PCM is looking for 11.7 to 15.6 ohms, mine tests at 8.6. PCM does code for the heater circuit. I added 3 ohms of resistan... Trouble codes: P0420.
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L Starting VIN: 1GCHK29U05
First of all, THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED! Grounds. They can be a big pain in the lower end! It turned out to be the tiny ground on the back of the intake/block area. Very hard to reach on this truck. The wire had flexed enough to break to only 1 or 2 s...
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2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2C4GP44313
Thank you to all for your replies! This one is fixed!! got a used PCM & plugged it in. started right up & ran great! after programming VIN in to PCM I test drove for 2 days & ran all the monitors with no codes returning. customer happily paid me considering pr...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Coolant VIN: 1FTNX21S0X
A cracked block at the bottom of # 1 cylinder!!! I have to thank everyone that replied, the input pointed us in the right direction. While this vehicle is not technically fixed yet, we have determined where the problem is. When we went out to pull this vehicle...
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1995 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.0L Timing VIN: KMHCF21F7S
Thank you for the helps that I received. The problem is fix. What I learned from this vehicle is to have something on hand, like books and right tools!and read before you start, I thaught replacing water pump was going to be a piece of cake, no it was not. I s...
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2008 Infiniti G37 Sport 3.7L Engine VIN: JNKCV64E28
After further review I found oil slugging in motor that was affecting the VVT system. Installed a new motor and vehicle is running great. Thanks to all who replied!!
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2005 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNY22235
Well, as it turns out it may have been more basic than we thought. After testing everything multiple times and finding nothing amiss we decided to reprogram the ECM. Prior to reprogramming used the Autologic function "reset adaptives"...it didn't say that it... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle speed stepper control), P1475, P0174.
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2008 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5L Generator VIN: 4T1BK36B78
Ok Its fixed.Bought generator from Toyota. Installed and drove 23 miles everything a OK. 2 bad generators in a row from Car Quest!! I usually have no problems with Car Quest.Thanks to all that replied.
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L ABS module VIN: WVWRH63B84
Thanks to all for helping out , a used Bosh control module worked and was able to Log in and Code it with Snap On Modis on Expert Mode , luckily was able to retrieve log in and coding info from old Bosh unit . Give credit to Ross-Tech for posting how to video ...
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