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1990 BMW 325i 2.5L wiper motor VIN: WBABB230XL
TRying to replace the wiper motor but can't get the blower out. Does it really come out thru the firewall? Thanks Kevin
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2006 BMW 550i 4.8L air bag VIN: WBANB53566
vehicle came back today with airbag light on and I really don't have a lot of BMW experience have another code that I cant understand and really don't know where to start any help would be appreciated ox93c8 upfront driver present but warning lamp on
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2008 BMW 335i 3.0L convertibe hardtop VIN: WBAWL73508
Car was brought to us on a trailer with the front cowl panel unlatched and the top inop with the top switch blinking. Scanned the car with Autel MaxiSys found codes A68F Microswitch, cowl panel unlocked and a A68E Microswitch, cowl panel locked. The A68F code ...
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2011 BMW 328i 3.0L rear speed sensors VIN: WBAPH7C59B
no rear speed signal before and after replaceing wheel speed sensors
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1999 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Fuel pump VIN: 1G6KS54YXX
We are without the special tool for tool pump retaining ring, ours walked away. Usually we can tap on the ring to loosen and remove it without a tool but this one is particularly stuck. Any hints on removal without ring tool?
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1998 Chevrolet S10 4.3L ignition system VIN: 1GCCS14W3W
Customer stated that the engine was recently replaced and was running fine. After shutting it off, he returned to start the truck and found no start situation. Truck was towed to my shop where upon inspection I found no spark from coil although there is proper...
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2007 Chevrolet Avalanche LTZ 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEC120X7
Having problems with bank 1 running all the way to +30 trim on decel. You can not watch variable displacement system and fuel trims on the tech2 at the same time. I cannot absolutely verify this but it only seem to go lean like this when the variable displacem... Trouble codes: P0171
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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Hesitation VIN: 3C3EY55EX5
Hello, I have a 2005 PT Cruiser with a funky issue on acceleration. It doesn't happen all the time, but I can duplicate the problem 70% of the time, and it does seem to happen more frequently when the vehicle is hot. On light to medium acceleration from a stop...
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2009 Dodge Journey SXT 3.5L No Start VIN: 3D4GG57V89
This vehicle came in completely cobbled. Someone has put a used IPDM and many things are not put back together under the hood. Electronically it seems like everything is online but it had many configuration codes from different modules and it has a different V...
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1997 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FDLE47S8V
Hi I have a box truck here with a 6.8. It had a p0401 code when it came in. I scanned the data and saw the dpfe sensor was at 1.9 which is out of range. They should be around 1.0 volt. I replaced the dpfe sensor and the egr valve. The truck was gone about a w... Trouble codes: P1408 (Egr flow out of range)
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L engine misfire VIN: 1FTPX14554
Hi everybody i have this truck came in on tow did not start. Find it jump timing, timing chain guides broken on right side of engine, replace timing chains all guides chain tensioners, start engine and misfire on #3 cylinder, good compression, exchange spark p...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L No start VIN: 1FTSW31P14
Thank reading this. I got a Good one. Truck came in no start. Died driving down the Hwy. Had to change Batteries & cables to get it to turn over enough to test. only Glow plug codes returned. I checked CKP sensor w/ scope & I have Signal. No IPC pressure. So I...
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2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14V96
Thanks for the help in advance. I replaced the spark plugs in this truck for needed maintenance. 6 of the 8 broke off and i extracted them. I let them soak in motorvac solvent for a night before extracting them the next day. Now the vehicle has no power. It ac... Trouble codes: P0171
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2007 Honda Fit 1.5L Misfire VIN: JHMGD38457
This is our family's car. Originally, the misfire was intermittent & under light load when accelerating, etc. When I checked it, it showed #1 misfiring intermittently. I switched #1 & #2 coils and monitored the scanner and the misfire now occurred on #2, indic...
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1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Mil On Dtc P1391 VIN: 1J4FF68S8X
Good afternoon,, i have a dtc p1391 intermittant loss of ckp or cmp. Wondering if any one has had this problem that was not resolved by oem sensors, insuring waveform sync., r&r timing chain abd gears. I have notched the distributor w/o any progress. Typically...
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Ventilation VIN: 1J8GW58N03
Good Morning fellow technicians. I have a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee here that has been giving us trouble. All of the blend doors and actuators have been replaced and bench tested for proper operation. Also the AC control head has been replaced due to driver's s...
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2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X 3.8L Disc VIN: 1J4GB39127
Vehicle towed in today with clutch disc fiber stripped from disc. No odd concerns or noise before failure. No mudd or signs of pulling vehicle. Customer does not use clutch to hold on a hill. Last clutch was stripped the same way 1200 miles ago. Any ideas. She...
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2006 Kia Rio 1.6L valve train VIN: KNADE12356
valve train noise at the pulley side . at idle only cold or warmed up . soon as the idle is raised the noise goes away.no signs of neglect under the valve cover , no drivabillity concerns. no codes either history or current. we have tried an oe oil filter per ...
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1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WP52K2X
This car misfires on cyl's 2 & 5 (comes & goes) that starts @ 52mph or higher under steady throttle, I can watch the misfires on my scanner as well as feel it. It never misfires any other time. Previous shop replaced spark plugs, wires, coil (2 & 5 share coil)... Trouble codes: P0300
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2010 Porsche Panamera S 4.8L Stall VIN: WP0AB2A71A
This car came in about a month ago with the complaint of intermittent stalling and trans going into limp home mode. It had the same p0335 crankshaft sensor code in it then. it is back for the same symptoms i had a feeling the trans went in limp home mode due... Trouble codes: P0335, P1585, P1802
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2011 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7L vvt VIN: 1D7RV1GTXB
This came in with mil on found p0016 and u1449 and no driveability concern. Cleared the codes it came back after a week with same codes. I tried a crank/cam relearn and it stopped during the test saying test aborted. It then had the traction light on and c121c...
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2009 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L Cam Seal VIN: 4S4BP61C39
Severe oil leak from pass. side cam seal. Removed t-belt and cam gears to replace seals. No problem with drivers side, but noticed cam was "off centered" in passenger side. Pulled seal out and installed new seal only to find it still is off center. There is a ...
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1996 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L runs lean VIN: JT3GK12M7T
when van came scanned for codes. found p0171 runs lean bank 1 and p0130 o2 circuit bk 1 sensor 1. i noticed both o2's flat lined after a while. so of course i shot the messengers and replaced the o2s. i put in denso o2s. van came back customer brought in a maf...
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2001 Toyota MR2 Spyder 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: JTDFR32011
Thanks in advance... This toyota was drug in to the shop with a no start issue. I scanned it for codes found a c1553 code for power steering. no engine codes. will start and die just like imobilizer problem. has no codes for imobilizer. I can see injectors pul...
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2005 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TDBT48A05
Hey fellow technicians. I have a 2005 Toyota Sequoia 4.7 that is driving me crazy. The vehicle came to my shop with 2 codes: P0418 Secondary Air Injection System Control Circuit A & P2445 Secondary Air Injection Pump Stuck off Bank 1. I cleared the codes and t... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire all other cylinders also)
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2008 Toyota Highlander 3.5L Battery VIN: JTEES41A68
Vehicle was brought in to our shop, customer has stated that he has had a new battery and alt installed. Vehicle is still not starting in the morning unless jumped. We found that after vehicle goes to sleep the blower comes on.. All items on dash are in the of...
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1986 Volkswagen Golf 1.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1VWFA0178G
Hi group, this golf runs out of gas it has happened many times the owner only drives short trips and they have to fill it up which only takes 2 gallon and it will run for 60 or 70 miles then it dies and every time fuel is added it runs again. about to drop the...
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2005 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L rear differential VIN: YV1CZ91135
Happy Monday...!! This Volvo came into our shop with a noise concern when driving. Sounded like it might have been a rear wheel bearing, so we drove it with a Tech in the back seat. Got loudest at 38-39 mph, but we couldn't tell any difference side to side or ...
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2002 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L Accessories VIN: WAULT68EX2
Hello, and thanks for the replies. Sorry for the delay, we were waiting for the customer to decide on whether or not to repair this vehicle. We narrowed the issue down to a bad convenience module, but the customer decided to trade vehicle in, so we never got...
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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBAGL63462
hi guys thanks for all the help i removed the e box and the dme i found a broken wire from the abs module to dme repair work ok thank for all the help
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2008 BMW 650i 4.8L sliding panels VIN: WBAEA53568
very straight forward but good to have someone that has sunroof experience around. pulled headliner and was able to put the new cassette in from the top w/o problems. new one comes with new motors. good to replace glass seal while you are at it so wont come ba...
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2011 Cadillac DTS 4.6L coolant crossover VIN: 1G6KH5E63B
Thanks for all of your tips. the job is done & gone. It was a pretty big job. The wiring harness by the transmission & the fuel rail were the biggest obstacles to the job. Took about 4 hours first time so it was not to bad.
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Cruise Control VIN: 2GCEK19T21
Thanks to all, we found a loose wire for the cruise control on at the pcm. repaired wire and so far so good
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Temperature VIN: 1GCHK23193
At this point we are waiting for the customer to get the ok to replace TCM. I will update this post with findings. Thank you all who replied.
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L No Start
Well most of the replys said it must be a bad ground at the tcm.Ck'd the 4 ground wires with a headlight, and all were good. Talked to John about the small amount of voltage that can be riding on the sensor ground circuit so the tcm can ck for various codes. ...
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2007 Dodge Sprinter 3500 3.0L Steering Column Lock VIN: WDXPF44567
Thanks to all for the helpful replies. This vehicle is repaired. As stated in the replies, the ESL is easily removeable if it is in the unlocked position. Great information and thanks again for that! The Starscan set the new module up - or at least it seem...
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2001 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GKDT13W51
Two part story, lean got bettery with fuel filter, even though cap had been replaced and looked Ok replaced and engine ran fine, looked better at old cap and found pin hole burn at one terminal causing spark to jump, next time going with my gut and save a lot ... Trouble codes: P0122, P0155, P0300, P0440, P0452.
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L abs module VIN: SAJEA51D13
OK, as most of you guys said, the fault is in the brake fluid level circuit and I'm sure the fault is in the cluster. I don't know how it happened but I am 100% sure that the light was not on before. Anyway, I looked at the brake fluid circuit wiring diagram a...
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2000 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Engine VIN: SALPV154XY
The coolant leak was the coolant tubes across the back of the engine, since the head gaskets were leaking alot of oil, and customer planned on keeping the vehicle, we replaced head gaskets as well, there was no sign of excessive over heat, so the job turned ou...
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2006 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMFU27586
It turns out that this vehicle has a bad intake valve. After warming the vehicle up and running it through it's misfire condition, I turned it off and removed the drivers side fuel rail and put a camera down the injector port. I saw that the valve had about a ... Trouble codes: P0308 (Cylinder 8 misfire).
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2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Cuts out VIN: WDBTJ65J24
At this point we replaced the crank sensor and all seems well ,still confused as to why all the power accessories would stop at the same time but the car is fixed. Thank you for all your help Trouble codes: P2071 (Start Enable of DAS Not Sent Check Fault Messages in Control Module EZS).
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Suspension VIN: WDBNG75J74
I confirmed the noise coming from the sway bar joint at the lower control arm on the driver's side by removing the sway bar link and testing it, and was able to get just the sway bar joint, but after struggling for more than one hour to get it off and was unsu...
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2002 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Traction Control VIN: 2MEFM74WX2
OK well I didnt really fix this one. I remeasured the tires and they all were different sizes all ranging from 84.5 to 83.5 inches. I never could find out what gear ratio was programmed into the ABS computer, also tried to update it the the pass thru but there...
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2010 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF3C58A
thanks guys ohm checked both sensors matched had previously switch seleniod to check ,check all wiring from pcm to sensors all good .had car taken to mini because it was showing possible pcm and could not program new pcm and they replaced a seleniod and light ... Trouble codes: P0013.
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2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.2L lf wheel VIN: 1GHDT13S62
It seems noise is diminishing as time goes on. Has it back and apart twice and have found nothing that could be making the noise. Sounds just like backing plate rub, but have nevber been able to find any evidence of it. Every time I have pulled things apart, t...
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1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L engine VIN: 1G2HX52K8S
Yes I did find an engine with 64K miles from a 2000 Le sabre Vin k Thank you guys Soooooooo much for taking time to help. I will exchange pan, intake, manifolds etc. from other engine as suggested.
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2003 Saturn Vue 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 5GZCZ63B83
The vehicle hasn't came back to the shop but I think I'm gonna take a close look at the coolant temp sensor circuit when it does. Thanks!
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2011 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5L Blower Motor VIN: 5TDDK3EH2B
Thank you for all of the replies. The blower motor fuse is located in the under hood fuse box. It is part of a fuse strip which is bolted down. It is blue and has six or eight fuses. There is no easy way to test. There is a window which you can look throu...
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2009 Volkswagen Rabbit S 2.5L MIL Lamp on, limp mode VIN: WVWDA71K59
Thank you to all the guys that took time to respond. After we re-torqued the sensors the light stayed out for several days again. Then the same code came back, we retested it all again. After a 3-4-5th time doing a wiggle test we caught a open in the wiring. W... Trouble codes: P0332 (Knock Sensor 2 G66 signal too low- intermittant).
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2001 Volvo S60 2.4L shifting VIN: YV1RS61N71
sorry for not closing this earlier, still have car still has problem, sent to dealer for software update, they said it took but still has same problem. dealer stated that it needs $6000.oo trans I can not accept that for the simple reason that it goes into li...
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