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2004 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L Hesitation VIN: WBXPA93464
Hello everyone this car has hasitation under load uphill does not feel like missfire,fuel pressure is 50 psi fuel trim when acting are stft about 20 to 25 plus ltft are about 3 plus load about 75 percent .any idea? Trouble codes: N0NE
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2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L no fuel guage , VIN: 1G6DP56745
Hi techs. The ecm will not show up on class 2 message monitor. i can communicate on the scanner.
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1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L No Start VIN: 2G1FP22P9R
HAve an issue with this veh. it is actually a 1955 chev. but has engine, transmission ,ecu & harness from a 1994 camaro/firebird. has had passkey, vats & egr deleted. problem i'm having it when first started is missing on half cylinders (inectors not firing) t...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L ficm VIN: 1GCHK29191
I by no means am a diesel mechanic... this truck is a personal friend of mine and I told him I would check it out. it has codes p0201 po204 p0206 p0207 and p1261. these codes come up immediately. I tested for power and grounds at the FICM. the grounds were goo...
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2007 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.2L MIL Lamp on, VIN: 1G1ZT58F37
I have an 07 Malibu that has a strange issue. car has a po128 code, temp gauge falls on its face, fan kicks on and ac becomes inop. look at data stream and have normal operation of cooling system 180 + -. have good heat but no gauge operation. we replaced clus... Trouble codes: P0128, P0463
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2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Starting VIN: WD2PD74415
This is actually badged as a Freightliner Sprinter. We have a new WSP module and need the encrypted random number generated by FDOK. Although I have an LSID license, that gets me nowhere at this time; I do not have access to veDOC. The Calculation type is "X2"...
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2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Laramie 6.7L Ebcm VIN: 3D7KS28A07
Initial Complaint was no cruise control. Found Lock Out by ABS, No Communication with module, Replaced and Reinitialized. Test Drive (15 miles) Showed No Issues. Shut Vehicle Off, Customer Pickup Dinger Starts Back. No Codes, Nothing changes dinger function ex...
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L trans range sensor, fan clutch VIN: 1FDWW36P06
This truck was towed in and is a no start. It was wrote up for overheating, and dies while driving, pulled codes and found p1702, p0707, p0706, p0528. another tech had it and changed the trans range sensor, internal harness, and fan clutch. I have checked wiri...
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2010 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L Stall VIN: 1FDXE4FS2A
I need help with this one, I don't know where to begin so here it goes. This truck came in for normal maintenance. We did a 90,000 miles service which include a set of spark plugs. When the truck left, the driver stated that the truck died on them, but restart...
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1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L ABS module VIN: 1GKFK16R7X
vehicle came in with rusted our brake lines from driving in the winter and then parking in the shed. has owned it for ten years and only put 8,000 miles on it so it sits a lot. said the brakes have been poor ever since he bought it. Well I fixed the rusted out...
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2006 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Misfire VIN: 5FNYF18406
vehicle came back to us running rough and both vtm 4 light and cel back on. found oil in all sparkplug holes. upon talking to customer we discovered that another shop had put head gaskets on 5 mos. ago. we replaced both valve cover gaskets and cleaned out spar... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305
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2003 Hummer H2 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GRGN23U13
Hello Techs, I need some help with this H2. Vehicle has a power loss issue that can be reproduced in the shop by putting the vehicle in park and accelerating up to about 3k rpm the CEL illuminates and reduced power shows on display. The code is always a p1514 ... Trouble codes: P1514, P0101
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2008 Infiniti G37 Sport 3.7L oil pan VIN: JNKCV64E08
Good morning. I am looking for some repair information on this Infiniti. I need to replace the intermediate oil pan assembly and was wondering if anyone has done one or what is the best way to replace. Does the timing cover need to come off or is it just strai...
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2000 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L Lacks power VIN: 4N2XN11TXY
This quest lacks power under load. I'm suspecting a restricted front cat. Convertor. What should the temperature difference be between the front & rear of a cat. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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2002 Suzuki XL-7 2.7L Abs VIN: JS3TX92V22
Vehicle came here from another dealer. Complaint is ABS pump runs whenever brake pedal is applied and vehicle is moving. Scanned and found trouble codes for all 4 wheel speed sensors. (C1022,C1025,C1032,C1036). Cleared codes and all went away. On a road test p...
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1986 Toyota Pickup SR5 2.4L eng VIN: JT4RN63S0G
Toyota guys I have this 1986 22re engine new head rebuilt short block burns so much oil in back two cylinders it fouls the plugs pull t-body oil is coming out of pcv tube and coming in the intake in back part of upper intake has anyone saw this before and what...
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1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Hesitation VIN: JT3HN86R2X
Hello everyone, I have a 4Runner that has a TRD supercharger on it. It came in and had both oxygen/air-fuel sensor bad, replaced them. All was good. Customer drove it for a week and then MIL came on. P0171 codes in current, historic and pending. Smoke test no ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean code)
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2013 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5L torque steer VIN: 5TDJK3DC8D
this minivan has a torque steer problem at medium throttle.it pull to the left but the steering wheel pulls slightly to the right.it seems very strange.any help please let me know.we did do a alignment. camber, sai and caster are perfect.it is also a all wheel...
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1999 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Clutch
This Cabrio came in with a slipping clutch. Test drove the vehicle and noticed the clutch would engage at the very top of the clutch pedal travel and the clutch would slip only when warm. Removed transaxle and clutch disc was indeed worn. Replaced clutch assem...
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L oil leak/vacuum in crankcase VIN: WVWPD63B04
Hi, everyone need help with this vw passat. vehicle came in for oil leak, noticed mil on with p1880,p00f2,p0300,p0301,p0302,p0304,p0171, and dipstick out of dipstick tube, when the vehicle is running at idle the crankcase has excessive vaccum it pulls dipstick...
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L reverse 1-6 VIN: WVWAK73C76
shift indicator in dash all lights lit up . harsh reverse and harsh forward engagement , locked in limp-home 3rd gear. removed valvebody and harness ohmed out all solenoids and harness past test . replaced #9 solenoid to try. ohm harness to tcm ,past replaced ...
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2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI SE 2.0L airbag light on
vin number is: [...]. iatn doesn't recognize it for some reason. vehicle has code u1013 in airbag module and says it needs to be coded. I have coded vw's before without issues with my snap on solus pro but I am having issue with this one. when I go...
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1992 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABB1313N
I wanted to thank everyone that gave me input about possible problems with this BMW. It was the DME Module.
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Air Bag warning light on VIN: WBAGJ8329W
hey gang!! once again, a big THANK YOU to ALL!!! Car is fixed, faulty impact sensor underneath the passenger front seat BMW also has an updated harness connector - Dan nailed it, and did Rich, Steve, Stuart, Pat and Victor also - pointed us in the right direct...
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2003 BMW 525i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBADT43443
thx to all! i found dme metal case had 8.0 volts traced ground wire to right strut tower found loose connection
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2006 Chevrolet C5500 Kodiak C5E042 6.6L Fuel Gauge
Thanks to all who replied. He ran out of fuel this weekend, the build sheet stated that the front tank was 35 gallon and the rear tank was 15 gallon. However the front tank only allows to be filled to 28 gallon and appears to be full, so as most stated this sy...
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2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer SS 6.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1GNES13H66
BINGO... Got it all fixed up. It was indeed the fuse block itself. Finally after a day and a half I got that S.O.B. fixed. Thank you everyone for your help and direction. Trouble codes: P0689, P0175, P0172, P1682, P2101, P0443.
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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1C3AY75S45
Thank you guys for all your help unfortunately we could not fix the vehicle. We have tried every suggestion but none has work.The funny thing is that the vehicle start and runs very good with lot of power. sometimes it can go the entire day with no problem the...
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2010 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L power sliding doors VIN: 2D4RN5D16A
Well I finally fixed this caravan, Another shop had been in this vehicle and had replaced the drivers power door track module and a TIPM from the salvage yard, The power door track module must have been from the passenger side because the connector for the mod...
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2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5NPET46C29
hello all, thanks for the info we fixed the car in question turned out the map we installed from dealer was bad got a new one and problem is solved Trouble codes: P0106, P0132.
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L instrument cluster VIN: 1J4GW58NXY
After much testing and unplugging modules and looking at wave forms on the PCI line, we came to the conclusion that the PCM was causing our intermittent problem. Replaced it with a new one from Jeep, had it programed and all is well.
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2007 Jeep Patriot Limited 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J8FF28W37
Changed spark plugs and did crank relearn (70-40 decel 3 times) on test drive of 50 miles. No codes returned. Burn times of plugs were really messed up on old ones, viewing on scope. Codes were coming back about 5 miles after getting on highway before chang... Trouble codes: P0315, P0300, P0301, P0335.
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2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1FE17N64
Sorry for the delay. The ignition coils and the new catalytic converter fixed the issue. Trouble codes: P0300, P0661, P0456.
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2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L limp mod VIN: WDBTK75J45
Well we took the car to the my friend shop he told me it need a Valve Body and Reprogram of the Transmission Module And for respond everyone ]]Live and Learn [[ To the Dealership it goes too
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1CA31D4Y
After further questioning of the customer we were informed that he had replaced the harmonic balancer a few weeks before with a junkyard balancer.We were also told that the day before the no start that it had back fired a couple times.The junkyard balancer out...
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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D95
I think the Tim's from Wisconsin and the other Mass air flow people are right, with the IAT and ECT so far apart it was over fueling cold ,when warm or hot it would start right up ,we clean the maf and now it starts just fine .Although the pulse width is still...
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1989 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G2FS2185K
thank you all VERY [...] for the help. This one is for the books. An expensive learning experience. I replaced all the injectors and the vehicle has been starting fine for the last week or so. the injector resistance was too high for cranking voltage but not fo...
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2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0L Cylinder Head Gasket VIN: JTEBU17R74
Thanks for all the advice! I finished the truck on Friday and everything went as planned. It was a whole lot of teardown, even more than I expected, but because of the advice, that it could be done without dropping the oil pan, I got it fixed. Thanks again!!!
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2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0L vsc light on VIN: JTEBU14R64
Thanks for all the replies and most were dead on. I was able to borrow a genisis from a friend and a yaw rate code was present. Customer had 2 recalls to be done on vehicle so they went ahead and recalibrated sensor for a reasonable 40 dollars. Everything fixe... Trouble codes: P0156.
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2011 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L cam timing VIN: 4T1BF3EKXB
Thanks for all of your input guys. What I found was, after calling a friend at a toyota dealer, who told me to check the exh cam bearing, I noticed the bearing was installed upside down, and the oil passages were blocked. This was making the exhaust cam una...
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