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2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WBAGN63574
Vehicle has surging at idle when cold and warm. Mostly at idle. Tech that worked on it is no longer here. Pulled P0507 DTC and a new DTC 27B8. We don't work on to many Euro cars. This one is for a good customer. Smoked checked the intake system and found no le... Trouble codes: P0507 (Iac System RPM Higher Than Expected), 27B8
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2006 BMW 525xi 3.0L Starter VIN: WBANF33566
Hello Techs, This BMW came in with a NO-Start cond. It has no signal to starter motor. Scan with Autologic, has CAS code: AOBE Terminal 15 output 1 Viewing info., Drive/CAS/Diag./Terminals, Terminal 15 outputs 2&3 have signal, but nothing on output 1. Performe...
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2003 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Lock up VIN: 1G4HR54K63
Had posted this before , however I could not up date. Vibration in 3rd and 4th at 1000-1500 rpm. As some suggested we commanded lock up off and vibration went away. Torque converter? TCC solenoid? Pressure solenoid? Transmission was rebuilt 19K ago
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2006 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L Coolant VIN: 2CNDL73F36
This car was bought at an auction by our car lot. The heater core was leaking so we replaced it. Everything went fine. Bled cooling system and test drove. Plenty of heat. Didnt over heat any. They put it on the lot and sell it a month later. Customer makes it ...
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2008 Chevrolet Avalanche LS 5.3L misfire VIN: 3GNFK123X8
misfire in #7 but cel only shows a p0300
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2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2C8GP54L65
This van has an intermittent stall-no start. It loses 5 volt ref. It stalls when you tap on the PCM connectors. It is an NGC computer located by left front wheel. We are installing a new chrysler OEM PCM. I'm trying to avoid code P0633. I'm trying to avoid pay...
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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7KC2365W
Greetings to all,i have this problem child.Trouble code P0215 and a poor running engine.The code comes back immediately after clearing it.We have replaced the injection pump and the transfer pump per customer request.There is no battery voltage to pin 50 at ec... Trouble codes: P0215
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1995 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDLF47F7S
truck came in running, complaint no start when shut off, immediately. turns over really well, history code 1661 but wont come back on. have to pull start it to run, will not start with ignition unless over night. starts evertime pull starting. cold or hot stal...
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Low oil pressure VIN: 1FAFP53U21
Thanks for your time everyone. I am actually supposed to be on vacation, but its hard to believe considering I've been struggling to help a family member with diag/ repair on this Ford Taurus. Vehicle was recently purchased, no known history. These pushrod Vul...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31P34
OK all you Ford 6.0liter brains I have one that is beating me up real bad P0611 is always death code for FICM right? Well this animal is eating my lunch. There is 0volts on the 48 volt part of FICM and no sync EVER. Both ECM and FICM Communicate to my scanner ... Trouble codes: P0611 (FICM failure)
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2009 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14V09
Thanks for your help. These are history codes. I have never seen both sensors show this much noise before. The interference spikes from the alternator corresponds to the spike in the CMP signals on both sensors. The interference output on the alternator is a... Trouble codes: P0022 (Intake cam pos. Timing bank 2), P0341 (Cmp circuit sensor a range/performance b1), P0346 (Cmp circuit sensor a range/performance b2)
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2013 Ford Escape SEL 2.0L Maintenance Required Indicator VIN: 1FMCU9H98D
Greetings! Sorry I have to spend your time on something so seemingly simple. I can't reset the maintenance required indicator. Alldata, the vehicle's Owners Manual and a quick search of the internet all say Key on Engine off; hold down brake pedal and accelera...
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2004 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDT13S14
This is a weird one here, almost makes me think I'm overlooking something really simple. This Envoy came in the other day with a "reduced power" and check engine light on. The customer said he came out of work and it was running really bad. I scanned the PCM a... Trouble codes: P1680 (TCC PWM solenoid circuit), P2176 (TAC system idle not learned), P0740 (TCC circuit open), P0753 (1-2 shift solenoid), P0785 (Shift timing solenoid 3-2 shift), P1682 (Ignition switch circuit)
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1995 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L traction control actuator VIN: JNKNG01D6S
Hi Infinity techs, we have a q45 here that will int. have the track and slip warning lights come on in the instrument cluster with a code 18 (insufficent pressure)set in the control ecm in the trunk area. Sometimes they will come on after engine is started a...
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1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L engine VIN: 1J4GZ58S8R
Have this truck for stalling in Drive D only, occasionally,. No codes ,check undercarriage for poss harness or wire concern.check for poss cooler lines pinched - No go. It took some time to duplicate customer concern.This truck will cut off in the straight ahe...
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2004 Kia Rio 1.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12564
Car came in running rough, had misfire codes and P1166 code. Engine act like its choking out when revving (like an air flow meter acts )but after the rpm's start to go up if revs fine. Spark plug wires were chewed by some rodent but done see any other wires ch... Trouble codes: P0171 (System Too Lean), P0301 (Misfire Cyl. 1), P0302 (Misfire Cyl 2), P0303 (Misfir Cyl 3), P0304 (Misfire Cyl 4), P1166 (Bank 1 Control adaptation has reached preset limits)
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2009 Kia Rondo EX 2.4L Stall, No PS VIN: KNAFG52839
Customer states that it will loose PS and dash lights come on at stops or around a corner when lifting off gas only under rainy wet conditions. Dealer has checked it 3 times and told her no problem. She said last time it happened it didn't stall but dash light...
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2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE 4.4L air suspension VIN: SALSF25446
Hello Group, Customer's complaint is soft suspension,especially in the rear end of vehicle. Scanned EAS for faults.Had code C1A18-64,Pressure increases too rapidly when filling reservoir.Erased fault,has not reoccurred. Suspension pumps up to correct heigh...
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2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged 4.2L Unknown VIN: SALSH23439
Hi Group, Transmission seems to work fine in all aspects except for upshifting back in to 4th gear after kickdown.Upshifts perfectly from a dead stop but if you kickdown in 4th gear,trans downshifts into 3rd but doesn't upshift into 4th when throttle is relea...
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2005 Mazda Tribute S 3.0L heater VIN: 4F2YZ961X5
no heat from heater core. hot coolant on one side at heater hose cold coolant on other side. tried flushing heater core but it was clear. perfect flow with a garden hose hooked to it. tried to check for flow by pulling heater hoses at core and it just barely t...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBUF26J55
car came in hard start cold found no codes but did start funny lots of smoke ran rough until I cleared out like flooded no codes tested glow plugs all have 1.2 ohms to ground and there is power any help would be great
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2009 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5L No Start VIN: JN8AS58T69
Service call, vehicle would crank and not start. Could not start vehicle, had to tow into shop. Vehicle sat inside for an hour or two until we got a chance to look at it. Cranked vehicle over several times, still would not start. No security light in cluster. ... Trouble codes: U1000, P0725
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1991 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Elite 3.8L Battery Draw VIN: 1G3CW53L2M
Hi: This car as towed to me. After charging battery - runs but idles a little rough. Dash lights are on all the time killing battery. Also has codes 31, park/neutral sw problem, and 41, cam sensor circuit. We installed a new cam sensor because it was cheap but...
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1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera SL 3.3L Stall VIN: 1G3AM53N5P
Older, well kept Olds. Customer dropped off with complaint of intermittent stalling, always while slowing to a stop. Brought vehicle in for preliminary scan and found codes listed. Gathered ECT, TPS, and Battery Voltage PIDs and set to graph. Started vehicle i... Trouble codes: 15 (Coolant sensor), 16 (High Battery Voltage), 21 (TPS Circuit), 43 (EST Malfunction)
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2008 Porsche Cayenne Turbo 4.8L Hydraulic sway bar VIN: WP1AC29P68
Vehicle came to us with noisy power steering. Found pump was leaking and fluid was low. Replaced P.S. pump, both reservoirs and flush system with Pentosin fluid. Still have noise from hydraulic system but have pin pointed it to the sway bar side(spit system). ...
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2009 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited 2.5L evap leak? VIN: 4S3BL62659
Reads constant 1.081 In HG, Fuel cap on or removed, using snap on solus scanner. Confused by the readin gbecause the code p0457, is a history code, none pending or current.. so my question is, why is the ftps always reading 1.081 In Hg, but not throwing a code...
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2008 Suzuki Forenza 2.0L range switch VIN: KL5JD56Z48
Hello everybody, Hoping there are some suzuki techs out there that can assist me in this headache. I have a 2008 suzuki forenza with a 2.0L 4 speed a/t that intermittently sets a P0705-trans range switch code and customer says it feels sluggish. Every time th...
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2006 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L instrument clutster VIN: WBXPA93406
FINALLY GOT THIS CAR OUT OF HERE.I'VE LEARN SO MUCH ABOUT BMW BUS SYSTEM.ON THE FUSE BLOCK IN GLOVE BOX THERE IS A K-BUS JUNTION WIRING HARNESS AND BY DISCONNECTING EACH WIRE,I'VE LOCATED SHORTED MODULE.IT TURN OUT TO BE SHORTED SHD(ROOF MODULE). THANK YOU NAT...
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2003 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Unknown VIN: 1G4HR54K63
Thanks to all that replied. We did not fix this yet, however we isolated the issue to the transmission. With lock up commanded off the shudder is gone.
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1998 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L No Start
thank you all again.I know I should use new but they got no money and I like them.second dist.and out the door running
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2013 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6L lights
thanks for everyone reply, it is a sun load sensor mounting on the dash. It is kind of confuse system because there is a sensor on the mirrow and the camera. anyway I learn something new today.
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2009 Honda Fit Sport 1.5L Fuel smell VIN: JHMGE88419
I would like to thank everyone who took the time to reply. I never got a chance to fix this one. we contacted the customer a few times to see when they were bringing this in. When we ask if they ever keep pumping fuel after the pump stops. When the customer sa...
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2008 Jeep Compass Limited 2.4L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J8FT57W78
Have an intake and actuator ordered from Jeep. Intake R&R isn't difficult--just typical Mopar: lots of steps. Hopefully, the lean/rich codes will disappear after the intake swap. Thanks to all who replied. Trouble codes: P2017 (Short Runner Valve), P0172 (Rich), P0171 (Lean).
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on
well this one is fixed, after pulling my hair out for a month it was the sensors. please if anyone has this problem get the dealer sensors only i got aftermarket densos and they didnt work. I cant believe that these sensors throw the shifting way off too Trouble codes: P0330, P0325.
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2005 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 4.0L Engine VIN: 5N1AN08U85
Thank you to all tech for the great info for the ECM relay, it was the problem on this one, the engine was flooded but no too much that make sense why the cam signal was fluctuate while cranking.. after clean the cylinder and put the spark plug and coil back I...
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1992 Other European LeSharo 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Lack of power VIN: 1WWBB15M3N
Well, we haven't been able to get this one reassembled yet, but we do have a new timing belt ready to go on. I need to close the help request, but will post the final results when they come in. Thank you to all who replied and we'll see what happens - most agr...
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2005 Porsche Cayenne Turbo 4.5L Level Control VIN: WP1AC29P35
Upon examining the factory parts diagrams, it appeared that early model 2005 vehicles came with a different level sensor than late model 2005. Swapped in a late model sensor, and regained normal readings for that sensor. Replaced all four level sensors and was...
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta S 2.5L transmission VIN: 3VWJZ71K39
Thanks to everyone who try to help me.I check the shifter bushings and they look ok,it looks to me it has some internal problems,I told the customer that the best thing to do was to take the car to the VW dealer,I will post if the car was fix by the dealer and...
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2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1CZ91H74
I would like to extend a Thank You to: Henk [...] who, collectively hit the naid on the head. I removed the transmission, in doing so I found the previous mechanic (a co-worker) had left 4 of the 9 bell housing bolts loos... Trouble codes: 5200 (RPM Sensor aka CRK Sensor).
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