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2007 BMW X5 3.0si 3.0L heater VIN: 5UXFE43577
i would like to have some help on this. we have this bmw x5 that has gotten worst over the fall, to where there is basically no heat out of the drivers side vents; upper, lower or dash vents. all temps taken are normal. we have looked at the diaphragms in the ...
1995 Chevrolet G30 Hi-Cube 5.7L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GBJG31K6S
any ideas would be helpful thanks in advance
2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L Transfer Case VIN: 1GNDT13S77
I keep getting a C0327 code on this trailblazer. It is a transfer case motor encoder voltage too high. I have tested all wiring according to the alldata procedure. I know that the transfer case is not locked up. The spline on the transfer case has a little bit...
2010 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8L Surge, Misfire VIN: 2A4RR5D11A
Well maintained 2010, old lady driven. No codes. Vehicle surges/misses very slightly at cruise only, like a strong buffeting headwind or turbulent air when passing a semi on the freeway, although not as intense. Or like when one VVT cam is stuck out of positio...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No start VIN: 3B7KF2366X
Hey guys the customer said this pickup died on him going down the road and hasn't run since. It is getting fuel up to the pump. It has two codes one being a po380 which is a grid heater problem, I don't think this could cause it. The other code is a p1693 whic...
2002 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Electric Window VIN: 2FMZA57492
Checked wiring at door, verified power and ground at 4 wire plug at FEM. It gives power to the window motor, but, not the ground if anybody has a wiring diagram and an idea, I would really appreciate it. [...]
2005 Ford Mustang 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVFT80N55
Vehicle failed emissions test due to the Check Engine Light being on, and code P0108 present (BARO/MAP Sensor High Voltage Detected). The problem is that Alldata does not show that this car has a BARO/MAP sensor, and no parts supplier shows one for this car. M... Trouble codes: P0108 (BARO/MAP Sensor High Voltage Detected)
2002 GMC Sierra 2500 SL 6.0L shifting VIN: 1GTHK29U12
customer just bought off e bay.-c0327 code. tranfer case was stuck in low range-removed encoder motor and shifts ok with wrench. except 4 hi doesnt detent. maybe not supposed to but this is not an automatic system only 3 buttons on dash.any way. tried to insta...
2006 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L catalytic converter VIN: 5FNYF28656
Started removal of cat 2.5 hours is what is quoted in labor guide. Asking for Honda technicians to advise on the best way to get this out. Do you need to move the engine forward? I can access 3 bolts out of 4 at the cat manifold short of dropping the engine ou...
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC13E55
With the vacuum line connected to the EGR valve, the valve will stay wide open all the time. This setup has a line coming off the throttle body with manifold vacuum which connects to a 'tee". One line tees off directly to the EGR valve, the other tees off to t... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insufficient EGR Flow)
2006 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Power Steering VIN: KM8SC13D66
Vehicle came in with no power steering at all, Upon inspection found pressure switch broken, power steering pump leaking and screen in reservoir plugged . We replaced the pump twice , reservoir and pressure switch. Now we have no power assist at idle and pum...
2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L No Start VIN: SAJEA01T73
Hi folks, This car fails to recognize the PATS key to enable start. I have Jaguar IDS. I can program the instrument cluster and get the car to allow start, but after a few hours it fails again. During key programming I get a "failure to comm with GECM", but it...
2005 Jeep Liberty Sport 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Black smoke VIN: 1J8GL48575
This truck came to me because he got a letter in the mail saying that his truck was reported as smoking. When driving or even reving it up you can see a black smoke coming from the tail pipe. I have read about checking the hoses from the inter cooler to the th...
2006 Kia Spectra5 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFE162X6
The sensor has oil inside the connector,can someone please tell me how to remove this sensor do i need to remove the camshaft or could it be remove, externally thank you, my all data does not show any steps for rmoval Trouble codes: P0011
1987 Lincoln Continental 5.0L No Start VIN: 1LNBM97F4H
Need help from some Ford guru's. Towed in for no start. we had replaced fuel pump, filter and FP relay 6 months ago. car would crank fine and sounded like it wanted to start but would not. checked fuel pressure, has 42 psi koeo which is normal. checked for spa... Trouble codes: 21 (ECT sensor out of range), 24 (IAT sensor out of range), 34 (EGR position sensor)
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L heater temperature VIN: 3N1CB51DX4
This is directed to any long time Nissan techs out there or anyone who has had a similar problem. We have a Sentra that is being difficult! Heater output is great over 1500-2000 rpm but at idle intermittently it will go quite cool to almost cold. We have thoro...
2006 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L accelerator VIN: YV1MS390X6
thanks in advance. I really need the Volvo guys. my daughter owns this car. when she first had a problem last summer I found cylinder 3 & 5 misfire. I pulled the coils and they really smelled bad and the fluid was oozing out of the coils. after replacing them ...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1997 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GBFG15R0V
First I would like to thank everyone that offered any advice. I have the van fixed and running great. There ended up being 2 issues with the van 1. ECM1 fuse was blowing with Key on. 2. Van wouldn't start due to no fuel in cyclinders. I Fixed the fuel issue...
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13Z54
replaced the purge solenoid with a gm solenoid. checked vent valve and it looked ok Trouble codes: P0496.
2007 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LTZ 5.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GNFK16357
Well I tore this thing back apart,inspected cam lobes,valves,valve springs.I checked oil pressure before the disassembly.Pressure was 47 lbs cold and never went below 40 lbs hot idle in gear.No problems were found with valve train components.Sorry I forgot to...
2011 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6L Gauges & Dash Lights VIN: 2G1FB1ED5B
customer never brought car back, as the issue is very intermittent. the concensus was the dash is probably the problem, but could never get it to act up long enough to get anywhere. thanks to all who offered help.
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L P c m VIN: 1B4HS28Z7X
hey guys this one is fixed!! Thanks to all who replied, especially Clint [...] - your really nailed it! we had a good used ECM from the exact same year, model & engine Durango, the engine cranked but no start. We had the car to Chrysler, they told us we had to...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L lock-up VIN: 3B7KF236X1
Well I guess the inline filter at the pcm was the fix. I didn't realize that the scanner would cause a shifting problem. I unhooked the scanner and the truck never bucked once. Thanks iATN
2011 Dodge Nitro Heat 3.7L Vent System VIN: 1D4PU5GK5B
As per many suggestions we obtained an authorization to remove the heater core and replace it with another new heater core from the dealer and the problem was fixed. We got authorization from the customer to disassemble the heater core for inspection. After cu...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTWW32F1X
Thanks to everyone that replied!! I am very great full for all of you to take time to reply. I'm sorry that I didn't include all of the tests ran. The fuel pressure was in spec and never moved. The trucked acted as the CMP was bad. As I said I put a new one on...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L engine VIN: 1FTSX31P74
hello again and many thanks for all the help. We found that 1 of the new rebuilt injectors was leaking fuel externally above the upper fuel chamber o-ring into the valve/rocker area, thus filling the engine with fuel,allowing the fuel oil mix(when overfull) to...
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L no solenoid noise VIN: 1FAFP34N05
Thanks for taking the time to respond to this problem, as it has happened on many vehicles over the past year. Most newer vehicles have relays, but smaller wires to the starter. Older vehicles had big thick wires from the ignition switch. This problem never oc...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21P95
Thanks for all the replies. We had covered all the tests more than once. Even though the low oil pressure test meets the manufacturers specs the tech at identifix was convinced that the engine was not getting enough oil volume. The customer has opted to replac... Trouble codes: P0046 (turbo/supercharger boost solenoid circuit performance), P0231 (fuel pump secondary circuit low), P0403 (EGR circuit fault), P0480 (cooling fan 1 control circuit), P0623 (generator lamp control circuit), P2285 (injector control pressure sensor circuit low).
2003 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L skim VIN: 1J4FA49S23
I confirmed that I do have power and grounds on my pcm as Gary and Allen requested. As not having dealt with much controller bus issues before, I did learn before posting this from Timothy of Wisconsin in archives that their are 2 different communication proto...
2008 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Air flow VIN: 1J8GN28K18
We pulled the box out and found one of the doors inside was broken. replaced and all is good. Thanks for the repies
2008 Mitsubishi Fuso FG140 FG84D 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: JL6AAG1S98
2001 Toyota Highlander 2.4L Battery VIN: JTEHD21A91
I'm sorry it took me so long to close this request. I have not been able to fix it yet, as it seems to be quite a complicated issue, and I did not get enough information in the responses for me to know exactly what I should try next. I have also been very busy...
2009 Toyota Corolla XLE 1.8L power windows VIN: JTDBL40E99
Once I got the fuse box apart, I removed the fusible link/bar assembly and found nothing visually wrong. I proceeded to remove the connections and cleaned and retightened them. Put it all back together and it has been trouble free for a couple of weeks now. T...
2009 Toyota Corolla XLE 1.8L Low Compression, VIN: JTDBL40E79
well, firs of all, let me thank all of you who took your valuable time to respond, all of your responses were very helpful.we performed a cylinder leak test, and lo and behold, wen we applied air to cyl. 3, air came out of cyl. 4. it was a small leak, but enou...
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