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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L starter VIN: SUXFA53502
ok BMW came in with a no crank started when client changed the battery bulb in the cluster he put back everything and the car didn't want to start .car asking for a 4 digit code on cluster and radio .HE bought the car like a month ago and said he didn't put an...
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2003 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Trans ZF5HP19 VIN: WBABN334X3
Car came in with "Gear" Light illuminated on dash and in Limp Mode. Scanned for codes and found P2763. "TCC Pressure control solenoid circuit high. Test All Solenoids although the TCC solenoid is identified as 2nd from the left with a green cap. Those solenoid...
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2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L module VIN: 1G4HP54K71
Good evening to all hope you had a good day I have this 2001 buick that keeps burning up modules,I have replaced at least 7 of these, they last about 6 or 7 weeks and then car wont start,then I replace module and it runs fine for about 6 more weeks. These modu...
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1976 Cadillac Eldorado 8.2L turn signal switch
I'm way older than this car but haven't seen this setup before. I'm trying to remove the lock cylinder to replace it but can't get the turn signal switch out. I'm below the lock plate and have removed the three screws holding the switch but there is no screw f...
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1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L rear brakes VIN: 1GNDT13W1S
you can be driving along and right rear wheel will get tight and get very hot after driving for about 20 minutes,this is without hitting brakes it gets hot, when coming to a stop rear wheels lock up and abs activates
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L all gauges in cluster VIN: 1GNDT13S02
thanks for any help this car came from a nother shop.there problem battery draw we found inst cluster causing draw.sent cluster for repair.when cluster replaced still had draw.customer then put a used cluster from then on cluster no comnunications. we now have...
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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L Key Fob VIN: 1G1AJ15F36
Hi all I have this 06 Cobalt that I need to program the key fob. The fob is a new unit from GM. The part number was checked to make sure it was right. The problem is I cant seem to get it programmed. I'm using a Tech2. What I found is my keyless voltage data i...
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3L right front end sensor VIN: 1GCEK19027
Good Morning and thank you in advance for all replies. I don't have a lot of information for this code, B0084 symptom 00. I swapped left and right sensor and code still exists. All terminals visually look good. Thanks again!
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2011 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6L Gauges & Dash Lights VIN: 2G1FB1ED5B
customer states the dash gauges & lights will intermittently act up,IE the gauges go dead & all the dash lights come on like during test on initial switch on.The only thing other than dash that goes off is temp display which is displayed on the radio, but the ...
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2007 Chrysler Pacifica Limited 4.0L Transfer case VIN: 2A8GF78XX7
This was sold off our used car lot . Customer drove car for about 2 months and Transfer case Grenaded ( Came apart inside , blowing out the case ) The case that was in the vehicle at that time looked like a Brand New unit. So I am assuming it was just replaced...
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1991 Dodge Dakota 3.9L abs VIN: 1B7GG26X6M
replaced all steel brake lines .rear e-brake cables and rear cylinders.bled system and now have abs light plus red brake light on.pedal stops about 3 inchs from floor and does not pump up or fade under pressure.it almost feels like rears are not working .adjus...
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2001 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L No Start VIN: 1B7HG2ANX1
When truck gets up to operating temp. It will have long crank after a soak. Some times cold frist thing in morning. If you cut key off and back on fires right up. Have new fuel pump. But pressure still falls off as fast as you cut off key. Still starts right b...
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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.9L No Start, hard start VIN: 3D7KU26C64
had trouble getting truck to start when it is cold. Intake heater is working good and engine is cranking over good 200-225 rpm and lift pump pressure is 15 psi while engine is cranking. hooked up computer and had no codes and checked data and found high pressu...
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2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L Hesitation VIN: 2D4GP44L66
Good morning all! I have a demon here! The first time customer made complaint of delayed shifting and noise while in gear. They stated that it didn't want to pull itself. They said they were told it was the transmission. The vehicle was dropped off and we look...
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2007 Dodge Caliber SXT 1.8L No crank VIN: 1B3HB48C07
hi everyone got a 07 Dodge Caliber with a no crank condition if you feed 12 volts to the starter it runs normally, through our diagnostics we discovered that on a scan tool the WCM data pid reads "Valid key" in the on position but reads NO during crank positio...
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2011 Dodge Nitro Heat 3.7L Vent System VIN: 1D4PU5GK5B
We removed the left vent & found wires pinched in duct work We removed Dash & Checked for blockage or unhooked duct work & found the duct work was not restricted or un-hooked but it was not sealed good to heater box. We checked all doors and motors while the d...
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMZU34E6W
Ford folks:I have an explorer 4.0 SOHC with a classic upper intake gasket vacuum leak. P0171 & 174 that's not the issue. It also has a very dry rotted air intake tube; no rot holes yet but is not in good shape at all. Hate to ship it like that. The 1998 tube... Trouble codes: P0171 (p0174-), P0174
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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Oil Leak VIN: 1FMRU1765W
Truck was brought to me for oil leak determination. This is a vin 6 4.6. Has oil puddled in engine valley. Lower plastic intake right behind alternator and all the way back is covered with road grime from oil vapors mixed with dirt, and it appears to have bee...
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2011 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Alternator VIN: 1FTFW1EF3B
Need some help on this 2011 Ford F-150 5.0 VIN F truck. Truck came in with complaint of charging indicator and battery light on in dash. Also mentioned occasionally the dash video screen would not come on right away. Checked alternator output at battery and it...
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2008 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKER23768
Looking at this for another shop who's looking at it for a used car lot. Engine idles perfect but set codes almost as soon as they are cleared. At idle O2s are all double digits, tap the accelerator, they will swing full range until idle settles back down and ... Trouble codes: 171 (174 -), 174 (testing and results)
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2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L no heat VIN: 1J4GL48K03
sitting still it has great heat but wen you start driving the vehicle it gets cold when the heat is all the why up
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2006 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L intake manifold VIN: KNDJC73396
Hey guys, need help from KIA techs or anyone that has done one or more of these trucks. For the life of me I can't get the intake manifold off because there are studs at the rear and front that do not let it come out enough to pull out, it hits the wiper cowl/...
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2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNM22272
Vehicle came in unable to idle with a p0102 (maf sensor) maf sensor was replaced and now the vehicle starts up and idles fine. The problem is that at a cold start when you step on the brake pedal to shift into drive you actually hear a vacuum sound and the car... Trouble codes: P0102 (Maf sensor)
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2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L coolant temperature VIN: SALMF15466
This vehicle came in about one month ago after another shop installed a water pump and thermostat due to a water pump leak. A month ago The complaint was that the vehicle overheats when driving around town, on the interstate and even once standing still. Onc...
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2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L no start VIN: 1YVFP80C23
how guys I have a p0340 cam circuit. Im not too familiar with this timing set up and how it should run if its off any. I put my lock bolt into the crank and checked the marks on the back of the camshafts and my intake camshaft is probably off by about 1/16 of ...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L engine VIN: WDBCA35EXM
Car came in with low heater temp. The climate control had been replaced for a AC problem last Aug. Customer Started to complain of low heater the weather got cold. Found that it took a very long time for the engine to warm up and then it would only reach 170' ...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: WDBHA24G9X
we have had this car for a month cant get anywhere on it. start the car up takes about 4 or 5 times to get it to run first couple tries it always dies no matter if u give it gas or not. after getting it to run still has very ruff idle and back fires. tested su... Trouble codes: P1235, P1236, P1525, P1420, P0446
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2008 Mitsubishi Fuso FG140 FG84D 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: JL6AAG1S98
can only scan as global p011a data is 32f we can not find a temp sensor reading at that value Trouble codes: P011A
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1989 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Brougham 3.8L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G3CW54C0K
Hello all! We have been chasing this problem for a while: engine runs great at idle, and can gradually accelerate to any rpm while in service bay in park. However- quickly accelerate and at about 3500/4000 rpm the engine reacts as if it's hitting the rev limit...
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2008 Suzuki Reno 2.0L Tranmission cooler lines VIN: KL5JD66Z78
Replaced banjo washers on transmission cooler lines at the radiator with new replacement washer from suzuki (the new washers are copper the old washers are aluminum)torqued to the 27 ft lbs in the service manual and they still leak at the washer closest to the...
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2006 Volkswagen Touareg 3.2L location VIN: WVGZG77L26
where is the physical location of the evap purge valve?
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2006 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L Stall, dies VIN: 3VWSR31C96
Group have a vw that left me stranded. Original complaint was dies at times while driving. Usually restarts after sitting but may die or may restart after 30 minutes or more. Car was towed in as no start. I scanned and found p0726. I replaced rpm sensor and ca... Trouble codes: P0726
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2005 Audi A4 Quattro 3.2L Mechanical VIN: WAUDG78E25
Thanks for all the help guys it was a piece of cake the next one will be a lot faster thanks for taking the time Alex [...] was a real pain in the ass
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L alarm VIN: 2GCEC19T82
Well guys after checking all the wiring inside both doors for chafing, we bit the bullet and ordered a BCM. The kicker was, there were only 4 available from GM throughout the US and none of those dealers would give them up. We installed a reman from cardone, ...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Solenoid "E" VIN: 1GCHK291X3
Thanks Dave and Mel for your input. I took the valve body apart again and found a valve that was sticking again. Problem solved.
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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Pedal hieght VIN: 2D8HN44H88
Thanks to all who offered help we fixed the van by replacing the rear calipers, I would also like to say to [...] from Virginia we may not all be as smart as you but I can reference factory manuals that employ pinching off brake lines to diagnose problems. Now...
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2010 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D4RN5D12A
Vehicle is fixed I did scope cam and crank. It was apperant the cam signal was out of range. Jasper wanted the unit replaced befour they picked it up I pulled the timing cover. There was a chunk of casting on the timing cover interfering with the signal. Than... Trouble codes: P0344.
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2009 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Computer Data Line Circuit VIN: 1ZVHT82H99
This HS network is included IPC, PCM and the ABS modules. I was able to disconnect one by one but still had no way to communicate to the PCM or clear the U1900 code. Check the data line could not find anything either. And Steve is correct, there is no 2009 Mus...
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Misfire VIN: SAJEA51D53
Thank every man who offered their suggestions. The end report is this - The smoking of the intake showed the two 0 rings on the variable valves needing replaced. __________________________. The K&N filter allowed oil to cost the MAF sensor. The cleani... Trouble codes: P0399, P1316 (Excessive emmissions or fault).
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L ABC System VIN: WDBNG75JX1
Thanks to all who replied. Our mistake was not dropping all the under panels. Followed the hydraulic lines from the left side where the noise was to right side and found the center valve block with the pressure damper. Replaced the damper part # 220 327 02 15 ...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN47JX2
Could not find a definitive place for a vacuum source, replies indicated various (different)places). Apparently this vehicle has been like this since the owner brought it in, as he bought it recently. I ended up teeing in at the brake booster and running a s... Trouble codes: P2036 (Secondary Air Malfunction).
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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GTS 3.0L engine VIN: 4A3AE75HX3
Thanks to all that replied the problem was a burnt exhaust valve leak check was about 60% thanks again for the help
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2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1BV28U44
Thanks to all who replied. Arthur [...] had great and precise information and all of you helped me go deeper and resolve this troubling issue. I... Trouble codes: P0011 (Intake Valve Timing Control Bank 1), P0340 (Camshaft Sensor Circuit Bank 1), P0726 (CAN Failure Signal).
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2002 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Cuts out VIN: 1G2JB52482
-Thanks to all! Turned out the transmission range sensor wiring wad been repaired before due to pack rat damage. Whoever repaired it had wiring crossed so PCM was getting a signal in drive that the transmission was in park. As a result the rev limited was kick...
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1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YS3DF58N9V
well guys here is my Saab story first of all thanks to all that replied. I found out if I disconnected the transmission gear position sensor after the vehicle was running the vehicle would run in reverse so I turned my attention to the reverse lights not worki... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire).
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2004 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L Valve Train VIN: 5TDZA22C34
Well, turns out it looks like it was a problem with an aftermarket timing belt having been installed with an aftermarket tensioner. At certain RPM the belt would slap around and cause the noise. We replaced the belt and tensioner with factory units and the veh...
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2008 Volvo XC90 3.2 3.2L Suspension VIN: YV4CZ982X8
Thanks to all that replyed bill from ark hit it right on the head I changed the strut plates but still had same noise so I took the struts back out of the vech and removed upper strut plates and then compressed the spring and the uppers spring mount was the c...
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