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2004 Acura TL 3.2L rear defrost VIN: 19UUA66234
checked fuses,swapped relay,want to test voltage at grid but unable to locate wiring harness,appears to go through radio antennae,don't want to disturb side curtain.also the switch on dash does not illuminate the led when depressed.
1987 BMW L7 3.5L Door locks VIN: WBAFG2413H
Owner describes in very precise terms the erratic, unexpected and spontaneous locking and less so, unlocking of the central locks when the car is being entered, exited or just beging to drive. The frequency of this occurrence is increasing. There are no remote...
2003 BMW 525i 2.5L abs module VIN: WBADT43443
car came in trans in default mode scan system found codes p0500 vehicle speed sensor/p0600 vehicle communication link/ p1747 can bus off/p0720 output speed shaft ckt/p1732 input output speed gear ratio replace turbine shaft speed sensor and output speed sensor...
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...
2001 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L Ride Control VIN: 1G6KF57971
I have this cad has blown out air ride shocks in rear the pump dont run i have the pump out i can use my power probe and make it run but i dont get any pressure out of the pump then i got the act rods off and got the pump to run for a bit now i cant get it to ...
2006 Cadillac DTS 4.6L radio VIN: 1G6KD57Y16
replaced radio (no navigation) display reads locked, I have a tech 2 and tis2000 access, but can't get a direct answer on how to program the radio from AC Delco. I keep on getting error messages when trying to program with tis and do not find any set up functi...
1986 Chevrolet Camaro Sport 2.8L Injectors
Car came in would not start. Checked timing and found distributor 180 off. Checked fuel pressure and within spec.Replaced ECM.I have fire to injectors but no pulsation. Car will run if use small amount of starting fluid.Would appreciate any help at all. Thank ...
1972 Dodge D300 Pickup 5.2L Booster
Thanks for looking. This is a farm truck, rarely used and in pretty poor condition. It is actually a 1972 Fargo 400 with a 318. It is a 2ton with 4 wheel drum brakes and a single channel brake system. The brake booster is mounted under the driver seat on the f...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.2L master cylinder
Replaced rear shoes. Did not find any leaks during inspection. After replacing and adjusting rear shoes, I noticed that the brake pedal felt spongy. Bled all 4 wheels. Pedal was high and firm. Truck came back 1 week later with brake pedal spongy and low. I not...
2008 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 5.7L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7KS28D08
Vehicle came in with MIL lamp illuminated. Code P0300 stored. We noticed a tip in hesitation from a dead stop. A very slight Misfire on cylinders 1, 3, 5, and 7 was picked up in the scan tool. Bank 1 upstream O2 sensor was previously replaced because of a P013... Trouble codes: P0300
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FDKE30G7R
I have been invited to "fix it" by my shop owner, so taking it from here. All sensors seem to be working normally leading me to think i have a bad pcm, unplug map sensor and it goes down the road fine but stumbles and dies at idle, plug it back in and it misse...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Shift Solenoid Codes VIN: 1FAFP5529Y
I got a weird one for you guys. This vehicle was referred to us by another shop who doesnt do trans work. We initially road tested the vehicle and the transmission worked and has always worked perfect. Shifts on time, has good lockup, no slips or bangs, ATF is...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Valve VIN: 1FTNF21L91
I have a FUBAR on cylinder #8. The intake valve was open during plug thread repair.This damaged the valve.My question is , is it easier to remove the cab and then r/r the right cylinder head or remove the engine.
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L oil VIN: 1FTSX31P84
truck came in with misfires changed all the injectors truck left shop for a month or so then truck came back when at hwy speeds it would huck and buck and stall oil pressure guage would fall out then after a few minutes it would start changed out low pressure ...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSF21P85
Greetings to all. We had this Ford 6.0L Diesel in last week with a complaint of "the truck is impossible to restart once it has been turned off hot." Sometimes the truck will take 3 hours to restart. The truck always cranks, and does not even sound like it's f...
2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L traction control VIN: 1FMEU74E06
Good day everyone. I have a 2006 explorer in the shop with a trac control light on all the time. I have ran all diagnostics and also replaced the sterring wheel sensor as a precaution due to coffee spilled in the area. I found a coolant leak close to the abs m...
2014 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.7L Cuts out VIN: 1FT7W2BT2F
changed fuel filter for maintenance did bleeding of system, when I got to run it set check engine light code is low fuel pressure in the rail and has a buzzing sound out of the secondary fuel filter and is putting the pickup in to the lip mode. used a wixs gol...
1988 GMC K2500 Sierra SLE 5.7L Speedometer VIN: 2GTFK29K9J
Customer states while driving for a while, Speedometer and odometer will stop working. He pulls over, restarts vehicle and speedometer and odometer work again. We have test driven vehicle for 2 days and speedometer has not acted up. Anybody remember a common p...
2004 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L door locks VIN: 2HKYF18684
door locks opperate all the time till it drains battery
2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Passenger Sliding Door VIN: 5FNRL38636
Good evening ladies and gentlemen! I hate to admit how bad I am in the basement on this Honda. Driver side sliding door works with no problems, passenger side is completely inop. Using Snap On, checked for codes, none. I made a spreadsheet of all of the left a...
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L Unknown VIN: KM8SC73E85
This vehicle has a severe driveline vibration. Feels like a bad universal joint or out of balance driveshaft. Removed rear driveshaft and replaced universal joint at front of shaft because it felt rough. There were small grooves on existing universal joint but...
2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X 3.8L Cooling system VIN: 1J4GB39128
We have been dealing with this vehicle off and on for last 4 months. Initial problem was whooshing / gurgling noise from dash area like water moving back and forth. Drain is clear. Also fans were running and began to overheat. Level was low but did not find an...
2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L ABS Module VIN: SALPF1649Y
We diagnosed this car as having a defective ABS module, Wabco unit part number [...]. Part is not available from Rover. Called a couple of places that rebuild ABS modules, but not this one was their reply. There are lots of used units available. My questio...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on
Hello all, have a doosy, this rx300 came in stuck in limp mode with the common knock sensor codes. ordered new sensors and vehicle still threw codes. Then got a new harness and had the same problem. Thing is it shifts bad before any codes are thrown. Then it t... Trouble codes: P0330, P0325
1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L air spring VIN: 1LNLM82W4V
left rear airbag deflates over time 2 hours or so. no test equiptment available for this system for us. replaced leval sensor based on glitchy readings from ohm meter. still same condition exists. with leval sensor unplugged airspring does not deflate. any inp...
2005 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1YVHP80D25
The old engine was smoking a lot ( black smoking), and knocking, so I change the engine, after that the engine runs well, but when I go to to test the car, the car doesn't move faster even if I push the gas pedal all the way down,I Read with the scanner the co...
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....
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L immobilizer VIN: WDBLJ70G2X
This PITA CLK has gone the rounds, I dealt with it originally and recommended dealer service since I felt it needed an ignition switch and we don't have TRP certification. Dealer agreed, installed ignition switch and new key, worked for dealer but not customer...
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L Intake VIN: 4JGBB86EX6
This car had a balance shaft issue. Did the repairs and got the all the codes cleared. It has had an intermittent smoking problem. There's oil in the crankcase vent valve line going into the intake. Is it possible that the oil separator is bad causing the cran...
2003 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Stall VIN: 1MEFM50U73
Car will die at idle intermittily mostly hot while driving, also in shop after hot soak and a few rev ups, sometimes it will die when going back to idle. It will start to flutter sometimes just before dieing but fuel pressure remained steady. Changed the iac m...
2006 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L no start no spark no injector pulse VIN: 1N4BA41E06
hello gents-- long time reader and one of my 1st real questions that i pose to you the readers. Car is an 06 maxima with a no start and security light illuminated on dash. Vehicle was towed in from dealer auction. Car was dumped by a chevy dealer who took it...
1992 Other European LeSharo 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Lack of power VIN: 1WWBB15M3N
Hello fellow techs, it's been a while since I posted a help request, but I'm stuck on this one. Hopefully, someone will have been as foolish as I am and agreed to work on a Winnebago LeSharo. It's here after being at another shop threw darts at it and replaced...
2005 Pontiac Montana SV6 3.5L No Start VIN: 1GMDV03L55
This vehicle came in for annual inspection with ABS Light on Customer wanted it fixed. There were codes for no speed signal right Upon investigation found ebcm faulty. Shipped it to be rebuilt And was told its not repairable. Purchased a new ebcm and installed...
1995 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L Computor VIN: JT4VN13D3S
Customer came in and asked to put in the knock sensor said it was setting fault 52 so he allready diagnosted it so pull upper and lower intake and replaced sensor witch was from napa and the pigtail harness as well got it all back together and still set the fa...
2005 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0L Dash Lights VIN: JTEBU17R05
Help! This should be a simple fix but I am unable to find any info. Dash lights turn on with key and then go out when headlights are turned on. Heater control lights respond to dash rheostat/dimmer but not cluster. Turn headlights off and dash lights up again....
1997 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L starter VIN: 3VWAA81E4V
Engine will not crank. Scan tool PIDs indicate transmission is in gear. Eng module PID displays G.Engaged, Trans module PID says D. Will not change with gear position. Tried new position sw. on trans with no change. Forums indicate lots of concerns with igniti...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire VIN: WVWPD63B82
This volkswagen (Peoples car) misfire's cold when the air pump is on. when air pump goes off, misfire goes away and don't come back, if the pump comes back on the missfire comesback like clockwork. so it is related to the air pump somehow. no other codes in it... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304

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2006 BMW 550i 4.8L air bag VIN: WBANB53566
the vehicle had a driver airbag module that was bad replaced and this took care of the problem thanks for all of the help .
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Shifting VIN: 2G1WF55K5Y
Thanks for the advice and sorry about the time it took to close this, the car has been done for weeks. Almost all of the replies said it had either a bad pump or a broken or stripped shaft from the torque converter to the pump. I removed the transmission and...
2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 2G1WS55R17
we doubled checked fuel pressure and scoped the crank sensor all was well we recommended an ecm but being it was a local town vehicle they may surplus it if we do get repair i will repost. Trouble codes: P0300.
2007 Dodge Sprinter 3500 3.0L Fuel VIN: WDPPF44517
2011 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L Engine VIN: 2B3CL5CT3B
We have heat! There was a restriction in the tube attached to the water pump that runs beneath the intake. Hoses run from this tube to the outlet of the core and the reservoir. The restriction was a plastic push pin from a body clip. We had to pull the intake,...
2005 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP56235
After trying to run these Ford pinpoint test, I finally made the call to install a used computer. Towed to Ford for a relearn and it started. ECM fixed this one. Thanks for the help.
1999 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTEK19T5X
Hello Friends Thank you all for the help, On the PO758, we pull the Tans Oil Pan off and we find on the Shift solenoid B was pull off, we reconnect and re-install the Oil pan and all is find,(lesson well Learned ) On Transfer case/4WD message display afte... Trouble codes: B2647 (Ambient Light Sensor Circuit Low), P0758.
1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L idles fast on warm u VIN: 2HGEJ8548X
2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Fuel delivery VIN: SAJEA01T63
The right side fuel pump was replaced. Instead of replacing the RECM, we sent it to a local electronics repair shop and they found a capacitor that was no longer working. The constant voltage was caused by the capacitor. With the RECM repaired and the new p...
2005 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L tail/headlights VIN: KNAFE12115
I did some more checks , I switch's relays, checked the park brake switch and went over the drl wiring . At this point the drl module is working, the park brake switch is working and the relays are good. I am positive the wiring and headlight switch is working...
2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Engine front cover
I have conflicting information so far on this and I'm not sure where to turn. Add in that the owner and I haven't had free time at the same time to add some UV dye and I have decided to close this. I am positive that there are screws in this area since I hav...
2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 4Matic 3.5L timing chain VIN: 4JGCB65E96
1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera SL 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G3AM51N9K
I would like to start by saying thanks to everyone who gave advice. So after going back to the drawing board this is what I found, I think that the intake leak I was finding was from the brake cleaner in the air that I was spraying and it was picking it up thr...
2005 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L Steering wheel VIN: 1G2ZH52825
(Michael) This happens sitting still also (Dan) Clock spring will not making a clunking noise resonating down the steering shaft but thank you for your input (Robert) As stated the rack was new (Gerry) I knew the pinch bolt spec is too low - but good informati...
1994 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 2.3L Hydraulic system VIN: YS3CN68M0R
I installed a new ABS pump unit and rebleed the brakes. The brakes feel great. I am considering this one fixed. Hopefully it doesn't come back.
2005 Toyota Matrix 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1LR32EX5
Thank you for the replies everyone. We notified the customer about the improved filler neck and tsb for possible reflash. We were unable to find a leak in the filler neck but suggested the improved part. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0446, P0442, P0456.
2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5L Speedometer VIN: 4T1BK36B27
I have decided that the ABS module was at fault and needed to be replaced. The customer believes otherwise and will be getting a second opinion. If any one would like any updates on this car let me know and I will relay them to you. Thank you all for your help...
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: YV1SW61R11
Hello. I received another etm from local volvo dealer. Installed it. Reloaded etm through VIDA. Started the vehicle and it ran perfect. Defective part was the culprit. Trouble codes: P0506 (High idle. Ecm602a).
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