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2002 BMW 745Li 4.4L Anti-theft VIN: WBAGN63432
Hey there iATN! Hoping you can help steer me through someone else's BMW disaster. Short history: A local shop drove this 745 into his garage to change the water pump. New pump went on, went to start it, wouldn't crank. Played with it for a month before giving...
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2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L battery VIN: 5UXFB535X4
Hello fellow BMW techs, customer called and said car won't start; so he had someone jumpstarted his vehicle and came to my shop. Then i started the vehicle and obviously no problem. It cranked everytime i attempted to start. Then i load tested the battery and ...
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2005 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L engine VIN: 5UXFB53535
Hi BMW Techs, This vehicle has a rattle noise, sounds like Diesel, coming from deep within centre of engine. When in drive it quietens down, and tends to get quitter on acceleration. Before we go any further we need some direction as to where the noise is comi...
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2008 Dodge Ram 1500 SXT 5.7L no comm VIN: 1D7HU18268
original engine seized no symptoms when key turned on, starter would engage but no turn over. after engine swap throttle body and fuel pump immediately cycled but engine started immediately and stalled after 20 seconds or so, repeated 2 more times then no turn...
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2004 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L timing chain VIN: 1FMPU16L34
I replaced the head with a reman head and ford factory gaskets. The engine was noisy at first start up. Had chased the noise to the front cover were I found the gaskets on the tensioners were bad. had replaced the tensioners with ford parts. started up after t...
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2011 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5L radio VIN: 1FTFW1CT5B
My customer replace the APIM module that is the interface module for the radio and blu-tooth and steering wheel controls on his radio. I get an error code stating that it needs to be configured or programed. When I open it up with my IDS i get a messag that te...
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2007 Lincoln Town Car Signature Limited 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM82V17
Vehicle was towed in for a start and stall to a cranks but will not start.Horn was stuck on and check engine light was illuminated.Found failure in wiring harness from Battery junction box on passenger side of vehicle to core support and eventually to drivers ... Trouble codes: P0193 (Fuel rail pressure sensor circuit A high), P0340 (Camshaft position sensor A circuit), P0453 (Evap pressure sensor/switch high), P0533 (AC pressure sensor A high), P0643 (Sensor reference voltage A high), P1289 (Cylinder head sensor circuit high)
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2009 Toyota Corolla XLE 1.8L Low Compression, VIN: JTDBL40E79
HI fellow iatn members. We are stuck with this Corolla, it is idling a little rough, not too bad, but you can feel the shacking, enough to set a misfire dtc. at cruise and high speed the engine ruan fine, good power. came with DTCs, po 301,302, 303 and 304, al...
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2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWDC21V6Y
hello all I have this VW here that runs very rough wont accelerate,cannot test drive,but thats not my problem i cannot do any testing because vehicle keeps burning out the ignition coils almost within 5 minutes customer has had 2 replaced by others they used a... Trouble codes: P0715
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDI 1.9L Mechanical VIN: WVWSR61J55
Customer "inadvertently" filled tank with gas. He says he realized his mistake without starting vehicle, towed it home, drained what he says was all but 1/2 gallon of gas, replaced lift pump and fuel filter. He apparently had a hard time starting it due to not...
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2005 Buick Rendezvous CXL 3.4L Red temp light on VIN: 3G5DA03E35
I am fairly certain I don't have an actual overheating issue, infrared measurements all over are nowhere near too hot.I am still having red temp light and car drops into limp home mode because it thinks it is too hot. I know there are issues with cluster as t...
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2007 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.2L fuel guage VIN: 1G1ZS57F87
i have not figured this one out.i am waiting for the used car guy to bring me something to try.no one apparently understands the serial data,i know i dont and apparently the factory dont.i appreciate every ones thoughts and i will update when i find the fix th...
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2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.7L Heatercore? VIN: 1FT7W2BT5B
WELL EVERYONE WHO RESPONDED HAD LEGIT ANSWERS, BUT AS I SAID I REMOVED INNER FENDER AND FLUSHED THE HEATERCORE AT THE CORE. CHECKED COOLANT FLOW AT CORE AND IT WAS FINE ALSO. AT THIS POINT I DECIDED TO BREAK OUT THE SHOP MANUAL AND READ ABOUT THE COOLANT SYSTE...
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2003 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 3.8L limp mode VIN: JA4NW31S03
Well, the customer decides to take the SUV and bring it back later on... Will see if she comes back. Thank Steve and James for the inputs, I think you are right about transmission, but I did not have a change to check it yet.
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