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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Exhaust Vanos VIN: 5UXFA53592
Car came in originally for oil leaks. Resealed the oil filter housing to block, valve cover gasket, and the gasket for the front vanos unit. The valve cover gasket had turned into brittle plastic. I have taken one other vanos unit off before and replaced with ...
1994 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L timing cover VIN: 1G1BL52P9R
This Caprice keeps leaking oil from the timing cover, we have replaced the seals twice now & installed a new distributor, a new water pump driveshaft, & have replaced the crank seal & put a speedy sleeve on the harmonic balancer. The car was first worked on at...
1999 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L engine VIN: 1G1YY32G8X
Morning Everyone, I am making this post as one of the hardest things I've done in a lone time. I'm not superman but this one has went WAY beyond giving me a black eye, so here it goes. This vette came in about 6 ( yes 6) weeks ago with the complaint of a no st...
1967 Ford Galaxie 6.4L Mechanical
[...] is the VIN... iatn does not allow vintage decode. This is round 2 on this car. first was cooling system repair. Not familiar with this classic vehicle. 1967 Ford galaxie, could be a galaxie 500. 390I engine... We inspected the brakes... recommende...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L No Crank VIN: 1FAFP55U21
I had this taurus towed in no start. Tested power and ground to starter relay, no ground from computer,scaned all systems for codes no codes in all modules including pats. The other thing that gets me is when it don't start the radio does not work in park and ...
2007 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FAFP56U37
Will run fine for about 30 sec then very poor idle, has lean code for b2 but is close to setting same for b1. Fuel trims are +22 b2 +19 b1 smoked for vacuum leaks none found, installed test maf no change maf readings are 4 gps at idle. No pvc vacuum leaks, tps... Trouble codes: P0174 (Lean 2)
2010 GMC Canyon WT 2.9L Starter VIN: 1GTCSBD93A
Truck was being driven about 30mph and it shut down all warning lights in dash went off. It would not crank after that. Computer would not communicate. The ignition switch was the first it had a burnt stop on it. Switch was changed still no start or computer c...
2012 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Misfire VIN: 1C4PJLAK0C
This Jeep liberty is difficult to start and when it does start, it runs horribly. After about a minute the catalytic converter on the drivers side glows red hot. All cylinders have 160 psi compression. There is spark to all cylinders. All the injectors are fir... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire)
2009 Mini Cooper Clubman 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWML33549
At first it came in for the check engine and stall when starting cold. You would have to hold up the rpms to keep it running until it warmed up for a few minute. Checked out coolant temp sensor readings and it was at 210f when cold, when unplugged it went down... Trouble codes: 2ACB, 2A8B, 2F8E, 2A74
2010 Mini Cooper Clubman 1.6L front door windows VIN: WMWML3C53A
Thanks for any input . Car was dropped off with a slipping clutch . Replaced the clutch and now we do not have window function . The battery was disconnected during replacement (negative terminal only) . The windows were functional prior to replacement of clut...
1992 Nissan Stanza GXE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JN1FU21P9N
Hi all and hope you maybe able to help a transmission shop guy out. A good friends Nissan came in with a rough running condition. I saw oil leaking internally from the distributor and assumed(ugh) that was the problem after reading the forums stating a miss fi...
2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AZ08WX3
This one first came in a month ago running with a hard misfire at all speeds. Had a cylinder three misfire code stored, plugs had never been changed. Advised the customer needed spark plugs changed and a compression test. She decided to trade the vehicle in. C... Trouble codes: P0132, P0152, P0138, P0158
1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P4GP44R1T
Have this 3.3 Voyager that runs very poorly. It will buck severely under acceleration and stall while idling. The idle also fluctuates badly. It had the codes listed. After clearing the codes, only the P1391 has come back. The CMP harness looked very bad, so r... Trouble codes: P1391 (Intermittent loss of CMP or CKP), P351/, P0123 (TPS voltage higher than maximum limit)
2007 Saturn Aura XE 3.5L Cooling fans VIN: 1G8ZS57NX7
I am trying to determine if the fans operate properly on this Saturn. The car warms up normally, with scanner{Genysis] connected, fans were not on by 226F. Exited screen and fans{I think it was 1&2} came on immediately, temp had started dropping but fans do no...
2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Misfire VIN: 4S3BH68671
This car has had 3 coils in less than 3k miles, here is the history, we installed a coil pack, plugs and wires in January 2014, in June 2014 the car broke down 150 miles from our shop and was told he needed a coil pack, it seems when I had the owner bring me b... Trouble codes: P0304, P0303
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L 3-2 downshift VIN: JT3VN39W6S
Looking for a toyota tech for some help. I have this 94 4runner that when cold will shift fine but when reaching 40 mph and backing off the throttle will downshift and hold itself in 2nd gear. It will upshift if you work the throttle around but sometimes it wi...
2003 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L Starting VIN: 5TDBT48A13
Truck towing not cranking, no codes found fuse 20A EFI No1 Blows when key On.That fuse control Cruise,trans,engine And immobilizer, disconnect all connections go to trans, cruise , immobilizer key on fuse keep blows.All Techs out there had a same problems plea...
2010 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 3.3L Tires/Suspension/Drivetrain VIN: JTEBW3EHXA
Hi, i have an issue with a 2010 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. The customer complaint was for a noise in the rear end and a shake on acceleration. We performed a road test to confirm customer complaints and inspected suspension, tires and drive train on the hoist....
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L coolant VIN: WVWWH63B24
Greetings ladies and gentlemen: Customer has a concern of coolant loss but told me that it hasn't leaked all day. Checked for TSBs but none related to concern. Pressurized system when hot but found no leaks. Running while pressurized gave same results. Left m...
2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1RS53D21
So here is our dilemma. We were merely attempting to replace the inside rear view mirror on this vehicle and we were in a 3 day subscription with VIDA for another vehicle so it all seemed very doable and easy. We hooked up, read the vehicle got through all the...

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1997 BMW 318is 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABE7322V
All four replies where basically correct. When you remove the right rear wheel & inner fender panel the sensor is mounted on the fuel expansion tank. The real issue was a broken port on the expansion tank. After I informed the customer of the problem I was tol... Trouble codes: P0451 (Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor), P0340 (Cam Sensor), P1423 (Air Injection System).
2010 BMW 328i 3.0L Auxiliary Port VIN: WBAPH7G54A
Sometimes you have to check the basics.It ended up being a bad USB port after closely inspecting it. Tony was spot on. Thanks
2007 Chrysler Aspen Limited 5.7L MIL Lamp on, etc light on VIN: 1A8HW58227
thanks to everyone with the quick replies and the great education.we did the reflash and etc pedal relearn,could of done the relearn with my scan tool.the real problem was a broken water temp sensor the inner part pulled out of the housing but did not make and... Trouble codes: P0128, P2181.
2002 Dodge Durango R/T 5.9L Gauges VIN: 1B8HS78Z62
Because this truck was a "no-start" almost never, it took a long time to run down the cause. Finally, after checking ALL the sensors, the ignition circuit, harnesses, and the cluster, it turned out to be the PCM. When it's a "no-start", I can wiggle the center...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTZX18W5W
Well let say thank you very much for all the input from everyone, any information helps, I checked & had cam & crank sensor signals to PCM, I also checked power & grounds to PCM they all checked out good. That only left the PCM being defective so I replaced it...
1996 GMC K2500 Suburban SLT 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1GKGK26J4T
as a lot of people said it was a valve problem . didn' show on vacuum or in compression testing but when we hold a dollar up into exhaust pipe we found that number 3 cylinder exhaust valve tip is mushroomed and shorter than the rest needs valve job.
1997 Honda Civic DX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ6225V
The IATN consensus is it's probably a bad injector or set of injectors although they look original. I don't think they've been replaced so I'm pretty sure it's not going to be the wrong size. Either way, the customer decided to take the car and not put any mor... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel trim system malfunction), P0172 (Fuel system is too rich).
2008 Infiniti G37 Sport 3.7L Av VIN: JNKCV64E38
the bcm module and the fusible link at the positive battery terminal... No idea how the BCM packed it in after being able to comm with it flawlessly, almost seemed it was on its last breaths so to speak...the customer replaced his own battery years ago and the...
2007 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Misfire VIN: JM1BK32457
Thanks to all who replied. After sealing intake, inspecting IMRC Butterflies, switching injector and coil, retesting for vac leaks, we figured the only thing left was the valve or valve seat problem. We also flashed the pcm, just because. We did a running c... Trouble codes: P0304.
1998 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA51G3W
well the car has been gone about a week with no problem. after talking to identifix i removed the throttle body to do some wiring tests. the throttle body sits down in a hole and when i got in there a breather hose from the right rear valve cover to the thrott... Trouble codes: P1519, P1580.
2008 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG 6.3L Mixture VIN: WDDEJ77X18
I removed the intake & there's a valve part# 156 010 03 70 was leaking, install new one reset the adaptaion & that was it
2007 Mini Cooper 1.6L Surge VIN: WMWMF33557
Well so the oil flush has seemed to work.Though the customer would not step up for the updated valve cover and hoses. He'll be back:-) The car has not been back. Thanks for all the replies Trouble codes: P1047 (Vanos servomotor activation).
2008 Mini Cooper Clubman 1.6L Door locks, windows, sunroof VIN: WMWMM33588
I think we should have gone with what Bill from Florida said and reflashed the FWM. I didn't actually read his post till now. We spent so much time on the vehicle...unplugged all doors one at a time including the rear door on the side and the clubman rear do...
2007 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L engine VIN: 1N6AA06A87
Originally I tested the radiator with a heat gun while running, after getting all your advise I ran the engine hard for 20 minutes, remove the fan shroud and use my had to feel for cold spots and found one. Also I am sorry for using the term overheating, when...
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH66502
As I suspected and was suggested by one person here it was a map sensor that was reading about .5 volt low koeo and koer. Interesting...out of spec by Alldata info but in spec by Subaru testing? thanks to all those that replied! Trouble codes: P0130.
1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L No Start
I guess im going to tear down this truck and check relucter ring. I have exhausted all other checks. I did look in hole where the crank sensor goes and think I see some damage. ill post later if that in indeed the problem. the customer said this all started wi... Trouble codes: P0336.
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L reverse 1-6 VIN: WVWAK73C76
Replaced the valve body, fixed issue. Thanks for everyones help.
2007 Volvo S60 R 2.5L overboost VIN: YV1RH52717
it seems the nipple on the turbo presure side was cracked so we repaired it and also replaced all the vacume lines. I know its been a couple weeks since this was posted but as of today it is repaired thanks again to all who helped.
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