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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEN33433
We are excited to finally have ISTA/P BMW programming as support with an J-2534 device. Last week we attempted to replace a DME module on this E46. As we are going through the steps we get to a point where ISTA/P asks us to install the basic number as provided...
2005 Chevrolet Uplander 3.5L No Start
Hi guys need some help on this one. This uplandar was towed in with a crank but no start condition. The customer reports that she took it in for a reduced power message/mode at another shop, they replaced the throttle assembly. A week goes by same problem. Sam...
2006 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.2L stering motor VIN: 1G1ZS51F36
Customers complaint was random loss of power steering, power steering message displayed on radio and a code C0545(steer wheel torque input sensor). We installed a new steering motor/module asbly, we did not replace the column. Next we attempted calibration via...
2008 Chevrolet Aveo LS 1.6L no communication with tcm VIN: KL1TD56628
Car is not shifting at all but no speedometer operation, replaced output speed sensor no change cannot seem to find much information on this vehicle.i have no communication with tcm car has codes P0455 evap system large leak, p0502 vehicle speed sensor circuit...
2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.8L airbag light VIN: 3GCRCPEAXA
got a code u0170 lost comm. with airbag sensor A. no info in mitchell. need to know what and where is sensor A. thanks Trouble codes: U0170
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L Starting VIN: 1B7HF16Y8T
Hello Everyone! This dodge pickup will not start. The motor cranks just fine. No spark, no inj. pulse, no 5v reference on any of the sensors, no communication with PCM. The engine light does not illuminate. There is power at the pink wire of the DLC. Any sugg...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1D4GP24353
Hey Guys, I have this vehicle that would not crank, I have no communication with PCM. I do have communication with bcm, tcm, abs, and air bag. There is no voltage on Pin 44 ( 8 volt supply). Disconnected crank & cam sensors, still no voltage, but I did notice ...
2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1D8HN44H08
Customer brought in vehicle complaining of a misfire at highway speeds and requested a tune up. Replacement of plugs, wires, and coil made no difference with the van. Using our scanner(snap-on Modis Ultra) the computer is not seeing a misfire nor is it setting...
2006 GMC Envoy XL Denali 5.3L engine VIN: 1GKET66M26
This is a 2006 GMC Envoy XL 5.3 variable displacement V-8 with 208,225 miles . We have serviced this vehicle since it was new . It has had oil changes every 3000 to 4000 miles, a very well taken care of vehicle. About 30,000 miles ago it had a oil leak on the...
2007 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L Overhead Control Panel VIN: WDBUF56X47
Last week, this car came in because the overhead lights did not operate when the driver's door was opened. I replaced the switch this morning, then checked operation, now no condition will cause the auto overhead lights to come on. They will work manually and ...
2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L Stall VIN: 4M2DU86W43
Hello fellow techs I have a weird problem that is kicking my butt.The customer had a stalling problem at stops so he replaced the iac valve.That appeared to fix the problem for about a month.At that point a new symptom surfaced.When driving the vehicle above 1...
2011 Mini Cooper Countryman S ALL4 1.6L Misfire VIN: WMWZC5C59B
The clutch was replaced by customer now have misfire. Will misfire hard under load for about 5 seconds then go into limp mode with limited power. Can cycle the key and it will do it again. Have looked over all work do not see anything damaged or not hooked up ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304
2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11E32
Hello, We have this Altima here that stops accelerating and goes into fail mode intermittently. I've checked the wires and connectors and all good, no short. I've replaced the throttle body many times as well. Performed all relearns as well. One time when I d... Trouble codes: P1128, P0507
2003 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 5N1ED28Y73
We drove this nice truck in. Replaced the plugs and wires. It now does not start. No communication to ECM (other modules good). The SES light will not come on. We only have .2 volts on all 5 volt sensors. Relay and battery voltage good at ECM. Retraced our wor...
1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L Stall VIN: YS3DD58B9T
Help Saab Techs! This 900 will start normally cold and run until it starts to warm up. at this point below 1400 rpm engine will stall. The vehicle has a fault for secondary air injection but that is all. What we see is when we connect a scanner to the vehicle ...
2006 Suzuki XL-7 Premium 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3TX92VX6
This vehicle is being handed down to me after several new parts have been installed and vehicle still having the same code come back with a PO456. I have noted the parts that have been replaced just reaching my hand out for any thoughts before I dive into this... Trouble codes: P0456
2012 Suzuki SX4 JA 2.0L auto power locks VIN: JS2YB5A35C
Good day fellow techs. I, have customer that pushed started their car (battery flat), and when they got out to thank the helper their keys got locked inside. Is there a way to disable the auto lock feature? Alldata and google offer no help.
1982 Volvo 244 GL 2.1L Fuel Injectors VIN: YV1AX4948C
Car came in with no fuel to the injectors, no start condition with dry spark plugs. We changed the external fuel pump which the owner states he has been changing the external fuel pump every 2 years to keep the car running. Unfortunately all of the mechanical ...
2003 Volvo S80 T6 2.9L Surge, Misfire VIN: YV1TS91ZX3
This car as come to us from a local(Non Volvo) Dealership it was sold as a used car. It started off as a dead skip so they replaced 1 plug and 1 Coil in #2 cyl. So after a bit of highway driving at 70-80 mph and let off the gas and coast down to 60 then acce...
2007 Volvo XC90 V8 Sport 4.4L Awd VIN: YV4CT85207
Verified AWD inoperable, basic checks show no obvious signs of problems like fluid leak/level issues in rear end. Computer diagnostics revealed DTC P188974 - Oil pressure pump performance, mechanical failures, actuator slipping. Can clear code & AWD is still i...

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1994 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L engine
Sorry for the delay I haven't had the time to get back. The truck had a bad pick up in the Distributor. Thanks for all the Help
2005 Chrysler 300 Limited 3.5L Unknown VIN: 2C3JA53G65
Thanks for all the help guys! I checked the crank sensor for operation and damage and it checked out ok. Also called local Chrysler dealer and found out that the torque converter bolts are re-usable. Then performed a cam/crank relearn and the quick relearn in ...
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Runs rough, smokes VIN: 2FTJW36K2R
Shortly after posting the symptoms went away. I connected a clear hose inline between the filter and the pump but it has started and run fine, even before connecting the line. The owner has since picked it up and as of about a week ago it is still fine. The co...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FDWF36F0X
This one went back to cust baling out put 3 new injectors from ford still have the miss on cly 5 did a compression test again and had 400 psi then did a running compression test and had 550 except on 5 with was 430 so I going to say it going to be mech prob... Trouble codes: 0269 (Cly 3), 0275 (Cly 5), 0284 (Cly 8).
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Mechanical noise VIN: 2FMDA5241Y
Hello everyone. Thank you very much to those who replied after my update. I forgot to say the last time that the whole engine came out and was rebuilt each time it was overheated. With your suggestions (and with the noise also being presen...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Drive-axles VIN: 1FTSX31P04
Thanks for all the help, the front drive shaft fixed this vehicle. note, the front c/v had a small amount of play...but in 4wd only it sounded like a l/f wheel bearing falling out...thanks again hard to believe ,noise travels
2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0L adaptive learning VIN: 1FADP3E23E
Well we are all fixed up. All replies said yes definitly have the adaptive learning set. So I called in a mobile programer with a ford tool. took him 15 minutes. car now shifts great. thanks for all the good advice. Thats the problem w j2435 to many holes in t...
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L Unknown VIN: KM8SC73E85
Sorry for delay in response. Customer did not return for further Diagnosis. I made attempts to call him back for more diag. with no response. Thanks for all that took the time to respond.
2009 Infiniti G37 X 3.7L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Won't go over 2400 R VIN: JNKCV61F69
I am going to call this a fix. The car has not returned and the customer has not returned our call asking for input. I think the suggestion that the computer substituted a value for the possible bad MAF is a good one. We replaced both MAF sensors since they... Trouble codes: P010B.
2006 Lexus GX470 4.7L exhaust leak VIN: JTJBT20X06
thanks for the replies.yes I pulled the motor mount,jacked it up,took out the nuts/studs and it slid right out.customer wanted to weld manifold flanges,new manifold is $1000.cleaned it up and had it done in 5 hours.
2007 Mercedes-Benz ML320 CDI 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4JGBB22E07
Thank you for all the replies, Special one to Kevin. I should have mentioned, as one stated, the fuel pressure on the high side. The vehicle was running at apx 5000psi, then would start to falter and quit at 1500 psi. I was testing the pump pressure on the fee... Trouble codes: 2047 (low fuel rail pressure), 2051 (low fuel rail pressure), 2021 (low fuel rail pressure).
1987 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN8HD16Y3H
Thanks to everyone for your suggestions. Robert gave good info on checking the distributor, Jamie was right about corroded connectors (we had repaired that prior to the post), Steve helped me get my suspicions off of the ecm, Jason and Al suggested ohm testing... Trouble codes: 44 (testing and results).
2007 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Front Crank Seal VIN: 2G2WR55477
2009 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited 2.5L evap leak? VIN: 4S3BL62659
Replaced faulty FTP sensor, frozen/stuck/failed to change, causing false evap pressure readings. Thanks for the help guys
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K11
ok I did smoke test it didn't find or see any leaks but a couple of you said to check the roll over valve on the top of tank I didn't check that but it was holding pressure the customer didn't wanta fix it at this time so when he comes back I will pressure it ... Trouble codes: P0440.
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L transmission module VIN: YV1SZ58D51
Thanks for the replies everyone. I will be sending the control module to xemodex to have it replaced. Hopefully they are able to transfer the software so I don't have to get it flashed.
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