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2005 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L vanos VIN: 5UXFB53515
Well everybody hope you doing ok and be willy to give us some advice on this BMW X5, we decide to open this heads because truck was smoking a lot after been on one stop for couple of minutes it was just smoking a lot on acceleration, so we remove the heads sen...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L brake lamp, pedal. VIN: 1GNDT13W1Y
Ironically,most of my tech help requests seem to involve typical blazer, typical condition.line was blown to rear. replaced and bled, pedal is lousy.get fluid flow to rears, but red lamp is on nonetheless.unplugged switch lamp stays out.tried op...
2003 Chevrolet C4500 Kodiak C4C042 6.6L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GBE4E1193
hello. complaint on this one is fuel in the oil. we do alot of injectors on these, diagnosing with balance rates, and engines smoking, the usual. this one however has no apreciable smoke and runs, starts, and the balance rates are good. im wondering if anyone ...
2005 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13T55
about 1 month ago was getting P0420 cat code only. customer opted for walker aftermarket Y-pipe with 2 cats built in. Truck came back 2 weeks later with P0157 low voltage B2S2 oxygen sensor. Installed oem Delco sensor. 2 weeks later P0157 is back. Scan tool sh... Trouble codes: P0157
2005 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L MIL Lamp on
Hi there, hoping someone can help, I've purchased this 2005 equinox 3.4L AWD 160 000km for my wife. Passed certification w/o trouble. Trying to have it E tested. P0446 code; evap vent system performance, so initialy I inspected the charcoal canister/ evap box,... Trouble codes: P0446
2008 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LTZ 5.3L Rear Liftgate VIN: 1GNFK16348
Hello IATN, We received this vehicle with the rear power lift gate not releasing and opening. We replaced the lift gate module and had it programmed. Here's our problem. Once we start the vehicle the power lift gate doesn't work anymore, it will not open fro...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FDWF36F0X
Thank first for you replys don't dia a lot of diesel but this is what I have the truck came in to the shop misfiring. So we scanned for codes no codes so we did a cly con test and came back with 3 codes 0269 cly 3 0275 cly 5 and 0284 cly 8 so then did a inj bu... Trouble codes: 0269 (Cly 3), 0275 (Cly 5), 0284 (Cly 8)
2003 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L convertor,trans, VIN: 1FTRW07LX3
hoping for some one with more transmission experience to help me go the right direction with these codes
2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4L Unknown VIN: 5J6RE3H72B
please help me ...I have a 2011 cr-v it has a vibration at 22 to 24 mph seems like you have to have a load a uphill to get it to happen. I have replaced both axles. I did not get them from honda. I want my customer to be happy, but I am failing to see s...
2007 Hummer H3 3.7L Odometer VIN: 5GTDN13E57
Hello everyone, thanks for reading. I have this hummer that is displaying kilometers only on the cluster and I cannot figure out how to change it to miles. The trip odometer is also not working either but I can press the button and see on the scan tool that th...
2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Left front brake VIN: KMHWF25S24
Customer complained of brakes dragging, unable to accelerate above 40 mph. We examined the brake system and found everything working normally. Left front brake rotor was discolored from heat, so we installed new caliper and hose on left front and returned the ...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L 4-5 shift and downshift VIN: SAJEA51D13
Hello, We have this x-type jaguar 2.5l that has a hard shift at times. The transmission does not slip and the hard shift occurs mostly when downshifting as you join a freeway for example, seems like when it shifts from 4-3. Also, it will kind of 'drop' in to 5...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L Soft plugs VIN: 1J4FF58S5Y
Got this Jeep 4.0 Liter with a rusted out soft plug. Have the manifolds removed to replace them but wondering if there is one inside the bell housing. If there is I will pull the transmission to replace. Please let me know if you know there is one on the back ...
2005 Kia Optima LX 2.4L Timing Cover area VIN: KNAGD12605
Has noise in timing cover area. Removed belts, noise still there. Replaced timing belt, pulleys, water pump, balance shaft & tensioners. Replaced hydraulic timing belt tensioner. NOISE IS STILL THERE. is there an issue with the belt? Do we need Dealer updated ...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC 5.0L Accessories
Mercedes technicians! Before I go head first into this headache wanted to see if anyone has experienced this problem before. Intermittent windows will only operate with the doors open, no operation with doors shut key off and key on. Also wipers are inop but d...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L heating system VIN: WDBCA3309L
1990 Mercedes 420 SEL (126) no heat after 2-3 minutes of driving. Heat works after engine started and gets weaker after a little while, every time. New mono valve (two times!), aux pump running, blower works OK, engine temp OK, thermostat not "lazy", fuses OK....
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L electric cooling fan VIN: WDBJF65JXY
air conditioning when it is on high side pressure is over 500 p.s.i. ac. compressor turns off than after few minute maybe 2 or 3 minutes it will engage back on.IT has these codes b115400, b115603,b115605,b105300,b142200.
2007 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L I/M Readiness VIN: 3N1BB61E27
Hi guys. Got a weird one here. This Sentra will not pass NJ Inspection because the MIL Command Status fails. I used the Autel DS708 to quickly check the readiness and MIL status. All monitors are complete and there are no pending or stored DTCs, it also displa...
1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera SL 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G3AM51N9K
This car cam in with a extended crank, rough idle and the customer says that at times it would stall, so far we have check / fixed a ton of stuff with no fix, performed tune up (plugs, wires, o2 sensor) no change, then we installed re-man ecm no change, found ...
2008 Saturn Vue XE 3.5L a.c. VIN: 3GSDL43N68
Vehicle came in with compressor cyclying on and off along with the fans as well. High side reading 200psi low side reading below 30 psi when compressor is on. compressor kicks off high side reading goes to 125psi and low side goes to 55 psiand then compressor ...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Hydraulic Lash Adjusters VIN: WVWAK73C06
HI VW techs. I have this Passat with a BPY engine in the shop that broke a timing chain.After replacing some valves and the chain,resealing the injectors and cleaning a ton of carbon,the customer left happy.The oil was very dark and the car shows many other s...
1997 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS564XV
Three readiness monitors are set, 5 are not ready. I have performed the specific Volvo test drive and OBD2 generic test drives. The readiness monitors have not changed in 300 miles of driving! First 3 OK; second 5 not set. The car drives well and gets good fue...
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: YV1SW61R11
Hello. This vehicle came in last week running rough. Scan showed multiple faults for etm. I did not note them down. I went ahead and ordered a throttle body. It came in today and I installed it. Went on vida and reloaded software for etm. Smooth sailing, right... Trouble codes: P0506 (High idle. Ecm602a)
2003 Volvo C70 2.4L 2nd VIN: YV1NC63D33
Vehicle goes into limp mode sets codes p0740, p0734,p0733
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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2008 Audi A3 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: WAUHF78P38
The problem is the water pump assembly. thanks for all replys!
2002 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2G4WB52K82
First was new CPS, still died on next trip. Then replaced ICM and still broke down on next drive. Map sensor was broken/cracked. Cleaned pcv and replaced map. Did a little "tap" testing on ecm with no results. New fuel pump was a little loud so we swapped it ...
2007 Buick Rendezvous CXL 3.5L gauges VIN: 3G5DA03L27
sorry for late closure.after posted help request.IATN sugeested other rendezvous tech helps that have been closed.There was one where the plug wires were the problem.The customer recently tuned up vehicle with napa wires.The replys on that post seemed to not b...
2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6L Headlights VIN: 1GNKRGED0B
2008 Dodge Charger SXT 3.5L starter VIN: 2B3LK33G08
Thank you everyone for the replies. It seems as though this one has a bad WIN, as I have done all of the tests and everything is pointing in that direction. Unfortunately without a way to reprogram the thing, I ended up referring the customer to the dealersh...
2010 Dodge Ram 1500 TRX 5.7L Battery VIN: 1D7RB1CTXA
Thank you all first off for taking time to help. No matter what I did, I still had an intermittent draw on this system. I had indeed checked all the fuses with my amp hound, which essentially checks a current draw across the fuse without pulling it, and I wa...
1995 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L Stall VIN: 1FDHE24H4S
1997 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FDLE47S8V
The ports were clogged on the intake also. Always fun in a box truck. Thank you to everyone who replied. Trouble codes: P1408 (Egr flow out of range).
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP53U85
Customer chose to pick vehicle up as we were spending too much time trying to repair it,two days was too long since he already had it in the local dealer for three weeks and five other shops !!!
2006 Ford Five Hundred Limited 3.0L Charging
thanks for all the replys. this one had an open wire from the pcm to the alt.
2006 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDAF57P36
thanks for all the input everybody. what was worrying me on this one was no low oil press. when this one got here i found the vehicle way over due for a pm and the oil filter tortionally twisted. after inspecting the gearator pump check valve (ok) installing ...
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.4L Excessive Emissions, No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW31R28
OK GUYS SO HERE IS THE SKINNY. LOOKS LIKE THIS ONE IS TOTALLY OUR FAULT.AND TO THE TUNE OF A NEW ENGINE. FIRST THE TECH WHEN CHECKING THE ENGINE OIL DID NOT NOTICE IT WAS OVER FULL. ( HE CLAIMS IT WASN'T) SECOND THE FAILED TURBO HAD FILLED THE AIR INTAKE WITH ... Trouble codes: P008E, P215A, P0193 (Fuel rail press cir a high input), P1336 (Ckp -cmp input sig to pcm concerns), P0219 (Engine over speed concerns), U0151 (lost comm with restraint control module).
2010 Ford Transit Connect XL 2.0L Steering VIN: NM0LS7AN5A
Credit goes to Alvin from California. We had a defective OEM dealer power steering pump! We installed another pump and the problem is solved. Thanks to everyone who posted. You guys are always terrific. All your responses were very helpful. Have a great ...
2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.2L starter VIN: 1FTBF2B69B
Thanks for the replies. PATS system was the problem, found that BCM had lost communication/programing with PATS. I have a feeling the OBDII battery tender may have failed, or wasn't turned on! So when battery was disconnected BCM lost programing. FYI on these ...
2003 GMC Savana 3500 6.0L Starting VIN: 1GDJG31UX3
Thanks everyone for confirming what I believed. When to check some things and the switch the van wasn't acting up anymore. Found both plugs fused to the switch, so change the switch and both plugs.
2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4L opds VIN: 1HGCM56434
after testing everything again installed a new seat and went through all calibration procedures light went off and car was fixed thanks for all the help
2003 Hummer H2 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GRGN23U13
Thanks to everyone. The problem ended up being the map sensor was showing the wrong readings, it was equating to 4000 ft above sea level as opposed to o ft. It was checked but the readings were not detected. its replaced and working fine. Many thanks. Trouble codes: P1514, P0101.
1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Octapus cooling hose VIN: SAJGX2244W
I spoke with the Norma rep for the US; they have discontinued the R20 connector, and have no procedure for releasing it. It connects to a S shaped metal pipe held in place by two 6 mm screws with 8 mm heads. It is connected on the other end by a normal spring ...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L all windows inop except left front VIN: 1J4GW48S74
Gerald from missori your the man thanks for the wire color info and the help costomer took a few weeks getting back but we have it fixed now it was the right front window switch if it dosent work and has power and ground check the com bus and compare to the dr...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L timing chain VIN: 1J4GW48N34
Thank you everyone for the response, some of the responses i got, recommended that i replace the timing parts with oem parts, this is probably the right answer, after close examination of all the timing components, we found nothing broken or deteriorated, only...
2007 Jeep Compass Limited 2.4L engine VIN: 1J8FF57W87
Well this is embarrassing, I assumed we still had fuel pressure as it had already been checked. As you have guessed by now, there was no fuel pressure. We had computer control out of the relay, but not to the pump. So when we removed the seat to look at the fu...
2001 Lincoln Continental 4.6L steering VIN: 1LNHM97V11
thanks to all that helped on this Lincoln, thanks to William who posted the ford flow chart, this one ended up being the module I was able to feed power and ground to the solenoid at the module and power steering came to life after I completed the test procedu...
2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L shifting VIN: WMWRC33445
we sent this one to dealer.i had no good scan info.I appreciate all the replies
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Flashers VIN: YS3EF48Z8X
Sorry guys took me little longer to post the final results, well just about everybody mention/suggested the siren/alarm, I got it last week, but been so busy so finally installed this morning hook everything back and so far no bells, no horns, lights went off...
2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Rumbling noise VIN: 5TEWN72N41
Thanks for all the help guys. We have finally gotten to the root of this issue. After changing both front wheel bearings and still hearing the noise. We had 1 guy ride on the bed while someone else drove. through that we could "feel" that it was coming from th...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L ecu VIN: 3VWCK21C61
thanks guys and gals for all the information, I ended up calling a guy that has the capabilities to basically transfer things over to the new computer... thanks again
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