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2008 Acura MDX 3.7L brakes hydraulic VIN: 2HNYD28258
Vehicle came in for brake fluid flush. Had normal brake operation prior to this. I opened the R/F & R/R brake bleeders. Installed clear vinyl lines to the bleeders [open 1/2 turn] & submerged the open ends of the lines into containers of clean brake fluid. I t...
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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...
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1997 BMW 840Ci 4.4L power mirror VIN: WBAEF8321V
Hi every one this car came in with no mirror working , cant find any possible way to get power mirror wiring diagram. If Any body have wiring diagrams on this car please help me. thank you all for being there.
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2005 BMW 745Li 4.4L Abs VIN: WBAGN63545
This is a new customer. The customer's concern is the ABS warning light. I checked fault codes and there were way too many to list here so I will just go with the ABS/DSC related ones. 5EAD DSC Wheel speed sensor, left front, wrong type...5EE8 DSC Pressure sen...
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2006 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L headlamps VIN: 5UXFA13546
This car came in with the left headlight inop. Customer says it worked before going to body shop. Had numerous bulbs replaced, ignitor replaced, and module on bottom of lamp assm replaced. We initialised or coded(whatever it's called) and now all lights work w...
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2010 BMW X5 xDrive35d 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFF0C59A
Help BMW techs! We need to find a known good gps reading for the mass air flow meter- there seems to be nowhere BMW publishes this info and we need it to continue troubleshooting an obscure drivability concern. Thanks everyone! Greg and crew
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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Traction Control VIN: 1GNEK13ZX4
Basically we can not tell if this problem is related. The code refers to a module not switching. Is it the abs module or another module. Alldata has been no help. Any guidance would be appreciated. Thanks, Jim
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2009 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L Starting VIN: 2G1WT57N79
I have this impala which has an intermitant no crank condition. I cannot get this vehicle to act up in my shop. It has 2 history codes: b3055 and b3060. I really hate to guess because it belongs to my inlaws! they say if you try it a few times, it will crank a...
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2005 Chrysler Crossfire 3.2L Alarm System and Horn VIN: 1C3AN55L85
This vehicle is driven only in good weather. The alarm system sets itself randomly. When it triggers, the alarm siren can barely be heard. Occasionally the siren stops altogether. We tried to scan this with Modis and were not able to communicate with the modul...
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2006 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L No Start, interrupted cranking VIN: 1D7HW42N76
Ok, I have a 2006 Dodge Dakota that will not Start.(CNS)It only happened when the engine is cold 20F and under. When the key is rotated to the start position the engine will crank for anywhere between 0.5-1.0 sec or until the engine tries to fire. Then the sta... Trouble codes: U0101 (FCM Lost communication with TCM), U0100 (FCM Lost communication with ECM/PCM)
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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
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2011 Dodge Journey Mainstreet 3.6L Mechanical VIN: 3D4PG1FG3B
Brakes seem to make a grinding type of noise when stopping from about 20 MPH. It doesn't always occur just once in a while. Great pedal. No issues there. I'm wondering if the noise could be occurring from the transmission and being transmitted to sound like a ...
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTSW21PX5
No start cranks ok no FICM sync. Truck first came in as a cold start and stall in the first five minutes, restart ok and drive fine. P0341 Cam Postion sensor circuit performance, was recorded. Lab scoped the cam sensor and crank sensor. At this point the truck... Trouble codes: P1624 (Cam signal output circuit open), P0341 (Cam Postion sensor circuit performance)
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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Hey guys really need help on this one asap. This ford came in with code p0012 and rough idle. I scanned the pcm and got code for bank 1 cam over retarded (p0012) I also noticed on live data there was no movement of the vct stats for bank 1 during throttle but ... Trouble codes: P0012
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2003 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L reduced power
Replaced throttle-body and connector due to reduced power situation. Attempted to program pcm for any and all software updates using mdi and laptop. Midway through programming, error message E4491. Now cant comm with pcm. Verified good battery. Had jump pack h...
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L starts then dies VIN: 1J4GZ58Y3V
jeep came into shop mil light on no start. had short to ground on iac. shorted out pcm replaced with used unit. now starts and dies after 3 seconds of running. jeep does not have security. neither does the used pcm. does it need flashed for vin to match bcm vi...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L steering VIN: WDBUF65J74
When going around a corner the steering wheel will return slowly to the straight position after coming out of a turn.If you turn the steering wheel to one side then back up the steering wheel will return no problem. When thee car came in it did not have this p...
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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...
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2006 Saturn Ion-3 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8AW15B86
Hello everyone and help with this monster. I have this Saturn that came in with no power and the light on. Codes P2127(APP sensor 2 low) and P2138(APP sensor correlation incorrect). I looked at the scan data and saw that sensor 1 always reads higher than sens... Trouble codes: P2127 (accel pedal position sensor circuit 2 too low)
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2004 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L vsc VIN: 5TDZA22C24
I have this sienna that is activating the vsc system when customer is going on a turn and there are no codes. at first i thought a bad yaw sensor then i read this tsb # br008-04 that says angle sensor but from stop to go activation not very specific about turn...
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2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L reverse VIN: WBABM5348Y
Thank you guys for all the input. The valve body was at fault, but due to the cost of the repair measured against the value of the car. The client declined the repairs. Thanks again for the quick and accurate responces.
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2000 BMW 328i 2.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WBAAM5345Y
Thanks guys for all the help. It turned out to be a vacuum leak at the dipstick. Not sure why it didn't show up the first time I smoke tested it but when I went back over it the leaked reared its ugly head. I guess just one of those things. I really appreciate...
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2007 BMW 335i 3.0L turbo VIN: WBAWB73597
WE ENDED UP CHANGING THE REARWARD TURBO JUST BECAUSE IT WAS NOISY. AS FAR AS OIL CONSUMPTION CUSTOMER STILL HAS TO RETURN IN ORDER FOR US TO VERIFY THAT THE TURBO WAS THE ROOT CAUSE. IN MY OPINION I BELIEVE IT WAS PROBLEM. WILL KNOW FOR SURE WHEN CUSTOMER RETU...
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2005 Buick LaCrosse CXS 3.6L Starting VIN: 2G4WE537X5
Based on the replies I received and my own test results, I feel the PCM is the culprit. I believe the faulty PCM awakes when the starter is engaged because of a inductive spike from the starter engaging. Customer wants to go with a used PCM, but I have no way ...
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L abs VIN: 1GNDT13W1Y
Thank you for all the responses...I ended up replacing both front hub assemblies and it took care of it...I was probably overthinking it, but I still don't understand why when looking at the solenoid status on the scanner--all 3 would activate and not just the...
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2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1PG5S97B
We determined that the problem was with the Transmission Control Module. Customer elected to take to the dealer to have replaced. Trouble codes: U0101, B1517 (Battery Charging).
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1996 Ford Aerostar XLT 4.0L Temperature Gauge VIN: 1FMDA41X5T
Thank you to everyone that replied to this. We wound up at the rear heater core, we tried to flush it and could not get water to pass through, we then removed the vacuum valve in front of the heater core and fluid would pass through the heater core we left the...
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2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L ABS Activation VIN: 1FMZU72EXY
Thanks everybody, installed 2 front wheel brgs. Seems to have fixed the problem. The no data issue seems to be with the scanner. Thanks again.
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L No start VIN: 1FTSW31P14
It's Gone. High pressure oil pump was Blown up. Back of Housing broke. Pump locked up Gear unscrewed itself. After I pulled & cleaned the oil pan, Checked the low Pressure pump, Replaced the worn out Turbo, Glow plugs & Harness's it Done. What a Job. Thanks Fo...
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2014 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.7L Cuts out VIN: 1FT7W2BT2F
We had found an air leak at the primary fuel filter. The Pickup did not leak fuel out of the filter assembly, but did suck air in at top of canister. It was found that I did not fully seat canister housing by a 1/4 turn. I could not find torque spec. in "no" ...
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1997 GMC K1500 Suburban 6.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKGK16F6V
Hal from Montana hit the nail on the head. The "fairly new" pump is worn out, causing the pmd to fail. This customer is planning on selling it soon, and still has not decided if he wants to pay for just the pmd, or sell it like it is. Trouble codes: P0236 (Boost sensor 1 out of range), P0278 (Cylinder 6 balance fault), P0719 (TCC/brake switch B circuit signal low/short).
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Starting VIN: 1J4GW38502
First thank you for all the replys . And after endless hours of diag time it turned out to be the ECM . It's funny because I had comm with the ECM and all outher moduals except the air bag .and had a good signal on the PCI bus thank again for the replys.
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Ventilation VIN: 1J8GW58N03
WELL FELLOW TECHS, HERE IS THE LATEST UPDATE. I REMOVED THE HVAC BOX AGAIN AND WENT THROUGH EVERYTHING ( ALL BLEND DOORS, ACTUATORS ETC). I DID FIND THE TSB FOR REPLACING THE MID-SECTION HVAC WITH THE UPDATED PART. I HAVE TO SAY THAT AFTER REMOVING IT AND UPON...
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2010 Jeep Patriot Sport 2.4L heater
Scanned both heater hoses with my snapon infared gun and got a 1 degree difference.Was lead in the wrong direction from the dealer and napa.I seen 2 actuators behind the glove box and I called them both and ask how many actuators do they show for this 2011 veh...
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2007 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L I/M Readiness VIN: 3N1BB61E27
Thanks for all the replies. This one was not as difficult as I thought it would be. Clearing codes in the ECM, even though there were none, reset all the monitors, but did not change the MIL Command Status. So, like one member suggested, dead heading the cable...
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1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WP52K2X
Well after 32 responses from some great guys out there we finally have this one fixed! I had already performed some of the suggested tests but tested every other one suggested. I got off on the wrong trail due to the misfires being absent when I unplugged the ... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2005 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L engine starting system VIN: 4S3BP67655
first of all i would like to say thanks to the 3 techs that responded to my request.with your help i was able to find the problem.traced the main relay circuit and found blown fuse that provides power to main relay sbf-7 30 amp fuse/link.replaced it and vehicl...
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