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2002 BMW 530i 3.0L Monitor status VIN: WBADT63412
This car is here due to three OBD2 Monitors not running to completion. The three are: Sec. Air Injection, Oxygen Sensor Heater, EVAP. The car came from another shop that fixed a misfire and performed the software update to the latest version for this car. They...
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Extended crank after hot soak VIN: 2G1WF55E51
After a hot soak, 15 - 20 minutes-ish engine will experience an extended crank. After it starts it will sputter a little then run perfect. No run ability concerns of any kind other than what was described above. Fuel pressures are within specs (52-59 PSI) & th...
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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L alternator VIN: 1G1JC52FX3
Originally came in battery light on alternator not charging had code P 06 21 and 622 replace alternator came back again 0621 alternator was over charging this time replaced with another alternator.came back yesterday P 0621,p0563,PS300,p108. When the car acts ...
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2005 Chrysler 300 C 5.7L Oil Pressure Switch VIN: 2C3AK63H75
Hi everyone and thanks in advance for taking the time to read this. so. 05 Chrysler 300 5.7l keeps throwing code p0522 oil pressure sensor circuit low. I have replaced the oil pressure switch twice now just to make sure; have checked the reference wire for vol...
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Engine VIN: 1FTZF18W6W
I have done all i can think of for high fuel trim. When the vehicles battery is disconnected to clear the fuel trim, if i let the vehicle idle for 5-10 min. The fuel trim does not change. It sits at 0 on the LT and fluctuates on the ST between -5 and 5. if i h...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Cracked Case VIN: 1FTSX31L5X
4r100 cracked case at rear area of transmission,about 3-4inches before the transfer case adapter. Almost all the way around the top of trans. Leaks fluid. The first trans cracked at bell housing traveling down the interstate. No fluid lost at this time. Instal...
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L interior lite VIN: 1FTNW21F12
hello thanks for taking a look at. truck came in for int lamp,door ajar blinking, no communication with security module. check door switch's , all ok ,disconnect door switchs no shorts, replace vsm sent to fomoco for reflash. all works but door lamp work back...
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2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Surge VIN: 1FMDU73K44
This vehicle is surging approx. 300 rpm on slight acceleration mostly up hill under slight load. When you accelerate hard and down shift surge goes away. Any Help is greatly appreciated.
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2006 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L fuel line retaining clips breaking VIN: 1FAFP34N96
I am seeing the fuel line retaining clips break on the inlet and outlet lines which attach to the fuel filter.I have talked to Dorman and they do not make these clips. Ford has me purchasing fuel lines to retain these clips. Does any one have a source for thes...
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2006 Ford Fusion SE 2.3L No Start VIN: 3FAFP07Z36
have this fusion with no-comm to PCM with throttle plugged in, unplug Throttle motor get comm engine runs in forced limit. found 2 posts in archives showing similar, checked all powers and grounds, have tried a different PCM got known good Throttle from anothe...
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2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L Cel Light VIN: 1FDXE45S36
Well i have this truck with codes saying heater circuit fault i checked and have 12 volts power going to 02 sensors and if i look on my scan tool it says heater circuit is on but my check engine light comes on so i know theres a problem does the cumputer suppl...
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2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Evap VIN: 1FTSW21577
P0452 EVAP FTP SENSOR LOW VOLTAGE P0456 EVAP SMALL LEAK having trouble with this one, FTP reading gas cap off no vac no press is 1.23, ive read that reading should be 2.5 according to alldata and mitchell but both are unclear if my reading is good or bad just ...
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2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.4L cruise VIN: 1FTSW21R28
The cruise will intermittantly shut off and not reengage. On one instance the truck lost power also. Multiple codes set on multiple modules. See above. Any direction appreciated. I can see brake switch causing this, but a little suprised to see other codes. Ra...
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2010 Ford Focus SEL 2.0L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FAHP3HN2A
vehicle has idle problem it surges and when you you snap the throttle you hear valve slap,check for vaacuum leak, timing is align throttle body is new vacuum hoses are ok. ignition components ok. when a/c system on you can fell a amperage draw that make the id...
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2011 Ford Fiesta SE 1.6L pscm VIN: 3FADP4BJ7B
Hello techs,I am in the process of replacing power steering control module(steering column).i recieved new column in ford box.The new column according to r&r procedure is supposed to be capped to keep from rotating.The column i received was not capped or locke...
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2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L engine VIN: JHLRD78872
Hi,well this one is a small mystery,customer said it was losing power and got worse and worse until it stalled and will not restart.They told me there w a s a rattling or humming noise in front of the glove box as it began to run worse.. After engine stalled i...
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2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L power sliding door VIN: 5FNRL38615
customer states that power sliding doors are not working electrically. tested all the powers and ground to the door module, all is present, but found broken wires on the flex wiring harness. replaced both wiring harnesses, then reset the system. sliding doors ...
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, occasional misfire VIN: 1J4GW58N24
vehicle came in for misfires, found valves sticking causing rocker arms to fall off put rocker arm back on performed fuel injection service, vehicle ran good. let sit over night when cold dropped 2nd rocker arm on different cylinder. performed 2nd fuel service...
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2008 Jeep Compass Sport 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J8FT47W98
Hello there Jeep/Chrysler techs, we need your help please! This Compass came in with a complaint that CEL on and flashing. scan test read PCM code P0300 active. But road tested and ran fine no sign of misfire. We took a look at the plugs found them to be compl... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple cyl misfire)
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2011 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L Oil leak VIN: KNDMG4C79B
Vehicle came in with complaint of losing two quarts of oil per week. Local shop had diagnosed as rear main crank seal leaking. Visually inspected and found no oil anywhere else on engine. Oil appears to be dripping steadily from behind flywheel.
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1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on
I have a 1997 Lexus ES300 I am trying to wire the new oxygen sensor into the factory wiring harness, I can not find a pigtail for the engine side of the connector that snaps into the new connector of the new oxygen sensor. My Lexus does not offer one nor does ...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L Ads VIN: WDBFA76FXT
Hi, guys. I have here a 96 Mercedes SL600 with an intermittent orange suspension light illuminating in the instrument cluster. Light is usually off, and comes on when car is running, driving or sitting still, sometimes after 1 minute and sometimes after more t...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz S500 4Matic 5.0L Starting VIN: WDBNG84J55
This car was towed to shop, key would turn ignition but no cranking. Transmission shifter would not come out of park. Had to charge battery first. Scanned complete vehicle with Autologic and determined the relevant fault codes were in the ESM, selector lever m...
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2012 Mini Cooper S Clubman 1.6L Instrument Cluster VIN: WMWZG3C56C
This car has an intermittent issue with I believe the the instrument cluster. It will only act up when the customer first starts it in the morning. We have checked it twice so far an have not caught it in the act. Is setting codes for 8 different modules on th...
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2007 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6AD07W47
Hello everyone. This vehicle will not start cold - New England Cold, but can get it started if it is inside for a few hours, but still runs poorly, cuts out, stalls, erratic idle. Stores p0605 consistently. Have tested powers and grounds to pcm, all ok. Will n... Trouble codes: P0605
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2007 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L No Start VIN: 1N6AD09U97
This truck will not start no spark or injector pulse when we first got it code p1614, p1612,p1551 U1000, U1001. i removed all grounds clean and re tighten. code u1001 and p1612 never came back but still had U1000, P1614,p1551, So i order a new IPMD and key ant... Trouble codes: U1000 (can communication line), U1001 (CAN communication), P1614, P1551 (Battery current sensor)
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2008 Nissan Versa SL 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 3N1BC11E08
We have a hair puller here. Intermittent crank no start. First scan for codes and none. Checked fuel pressure 51 psi and no drain back at all. We cleanned maf and were going to send car home. Car started 3 times cold then aprox 3 hr later no start. Pushed in s...
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1997 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L p0336 VIN: 2G2FV22P4V
Hello, im just trying to see if anyone else has ran into this problem. ? I have a 1997 firebird 5.7LT1... the customer brought in the car with the check eng light on, scanned car found code p0336 CKP sensor "A" (18/24) out of range... we replaced distbutor an...
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2005 Subaru Forester X 2.5L Surge VIN: JF1SG63605
This Subaru is causing unnecessary grief and we need your opinions. The customer complains of an intermittent surge or buck while driving and a check engine light on. We have never experienced the buck, we even had someone in the car while the customer said it... Trouble codes: P0641 (Sensor reference voltage A circuit open), P2097 (Post catalyst fuel trim system too rich bank 1)
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2003 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF32K73
This car originally came in for a recurring P0420. It had been setting consistently for months. The oxygen absorption was in the 1-2 second range for both banks, so we replaced them with Walker cats along with the AF and O2 sensors from Denso. A few months lat... Trouble codes: P0420 (Bank 1 Cat efficiency), P0430 (Bank 2 Cat efficiency)
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2004 Toyota Highlander 3.3L heads VIN: JTEDP21A94
I have just repaired a blown head gasket. put it all back together, now I have a no start condition. I have camshaft single dots together and the timing belt is installed correctly. have fuel, air, compression, spark. any suggestions
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1993 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.5L solenoid 6 VIN: WV2MC0707P
I have this 1993 VW Eurovan. It came to the shop with hard shift. I drove the van it was shifting a little hard. recommend to drop pan. Drop transmission pan no debree. I found that Number 6 solenoid was burnt. check ohms on solenoid it was shorted. I replace ...
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2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Windows and locks
The driver door and left rear door electrical are dead I mean no power to windows or power locks also trunk doesn't open automatic, but right front and rear doors are working fine, I just check the fuses and they look k , all data don't give me much info about...
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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Abs Module VIN: WAUBA24B1X
Thanks everybody for the help. In addition to ABS module, car needs a drive shaft & control arms. Customer is trading in car & not fixing it. Thanks again
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2008 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUKF78E88
first i like to thank everybody for your help, we finally found the problem on this variavle valve timming problem, when the heads were removed and sent to the machine shop, it seems like when they removed the vvt timming chain cover, one of the 3 seals that g...
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2008 BMW 750Li 4.8L Airbag VIN: WBAHN83588
Ok this one is fixed. All the techs were correct shorting bar was the problem. After looking at connector with magnifying glass we found lock pin deformed and replaced it with OEM connector repair kit (yes it's available from dealer) so the lesson is look ver...
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1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L rear brakes VIN: 1GNDT13W1S
Thanks for all the replies with help, sad to say I have tried each one with no success. However I think I have one last shot at the repair. I am going to replace the VCM that this particular vehicle has, that controls antilock brake pressure through the comput...
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2000 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 2G1WH55K2Y
This vehicle is fixed! :-) Actually fixed it yesterday morning, this is just the first opportunity I've had to post. Thank you all so much for throwing out a bunch of great avenues to check out. Roger from Alberta actually hit the nail squarely on the head wit...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L MIL Lamp on, Low Engine Temp VIN: 1GCEC14VX4
Thank You for all of the replies! We took many of your suggestions and replaced the cap on the surge tank with oem, and let the customer take the vehicle. He has had it over a week with no problems and no codes set. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0128.
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2005 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L ABS Module VIN: 3GNEC16Z95
Fix was re-replace left front bearing that other shop had replaced. That corrosion on the sensor surface a lot of you referred to doesn't apply when you have new bearings.
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 4.7L Electronic VIN: 1D7HU18N83
thanks for the help the autel gave correct code descriptions but all of the code numbers were wrong. weird? this one is getting a tranny found debris in the pan.
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.7L Pcm VIN: 1D7HU18D04
With the aid of a friend with a DRB3 we were able to finish the reflash without any issues. Vehicle started and all was good. As was stated there are know issues with a generic j2534 device. Here is the website we found the vehicle list on. www.aa1car.com Than...
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2007 Dodge Ram 3500 ST 6.7L 5th gear VIN: 3D6WH48A77
Finally discovered this truck is still over stock hp. In addition to the tuner we discovered the ecm had also been re-mapped. Apparently, at this point, there are no options to change shift points or pressure for performance, so our solution was to turn it bac...
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2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAFP53U93
Well, it has been a few weeks and the customer has not been back. Wither or not the problem still exists is unknown. If it comes back, then the only thing i can suggest is an OEM pump and a new driver module. Thanks for all the replies thai I got from all yo...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNW20P03
I apologize for the length of time it took to close this request; we are a small shop and I was just today able to finally finish this job. It was in fact the high pressure oil pump that failed. I removed the left valve cover and air tested the high pressure o... Trouble codes: P2290 (Injection control pressure too low), P0674 (4 glow plug circuit).
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2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTPW12514
AFTER RUNNING A COMPRESSION TEST AND FURTHER INSPECTION FOUND #4 CYL. HAD NO COMPRESSION. THIS IS 1 OF THE CYL'S THAT HAD THE BAD COIL AND IT DETINATED THE PISTON. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HELP..
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2005 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L tcc VIN: 1FMZU72K35
ok the transmission went back to the transmission shop that over hold it in 2012 they repaired it for free so there was debris where there shouldn't have been but they did not say what they actually fixed so I do not know what was repaired
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2006 Ford Freestar Limited 4.2L air box VIN: 2FMZA55256
Thank you everyone. Most where right, checked with Ford and there was a TSB about it. All is good thank you.
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2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXF46R98
Thanks for the replys this is what I found the cat would not regenerate because the coolant temp would not exceed 140 deg the only reason I went there was I had a coolant leak from the coolant hose under the degas bottle and the rear of the erg cooler and st... Trouble codes: P246C, P2463 (Soot accu dpf).
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2011 Ford Fiesta SE 1.6L Abs Module VIN: 3FADP4BJ7B
the abs control module was changed and took programming with ids thank you
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2002 GMC Sonoma SL 4.3L No day time running lights or lowbeam VIN: 1GTCT19WX2
Sorry it's takin so long too get back to all that replied to my help request,and I am very grateful to and for all you!The low beams are working and customer is happy.However not so forth coming with info he had or new.I had asked him and my boss permission to...
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2008 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Blower VIN: 1J8GN58K58
Call this one fixed. The TIPM Module was bad, causing the HVAC blower to quit. After replacing the under hood fuse/relay assembly its had no issues. iATN Rocks!
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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L replace fuel tank VIN: WDBSK75F64
we end up fixing the roof first, by adjusting the flops cable and replacing the flop's motor, after the convertible top working propperly we could replace the tank, thanks everybody for your inputs,
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2008 Mercedes-Benz S550 4Matic 5.5L tpms VIN: WDDNG86X18
Thanks for all the replies. Most of you said it will probably need new wheel sensors as the batteries must be too weak to reinitialise. The customer didnt agree to the work.
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2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBUF87X48
I thank each one of you. I appreciate your help with this vehicle, and I appreciate IATN. Everyone said to replace all 4 camshaft solenoids (magnets). Also, you all helped me understand how to retrieve the engine number to see if the TSB# LI05.20-P-051268 a... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cyl 3 misfire), P0306 (Cyl 6 misfire), P0025 (Continuous cam adjustment left exhaust), P0015 (Continuous cam adjustment right exhaust).
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2009 Mercedes-Benz ML320 Bluetec 4Matic 3.0L tailgate latching VIN: 4JGBB25E79
Thank you so much for all your help who responded to my post and received wealth of information. Yes after replacing the SAM coded to the car and initialized control unit and performed adaptation. Replaced both sides tailgate struts. Found we had a defective M...
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2009 Mercedes-Benz ML320 Bluetec 4Matic 3.0L tailgate latching VIN: 4JGBB25E79
Thank you so much for all your help who responded to my post and received wealth of information. Yes after replacing the SAM coded to the car and initialized control unit and performed adaptation. Replaced both sides tailgate struts. Found we had a defective M...
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2010 Mercedes-Benz GL350 Bluetec 4Matic 3.0L 10cb00 VIN: 4JGBF2FEXA
First of all thanks to both Mark, Dave, Alfredo and Richard for responding to my post and you guys were right on the money. I have replaced both sides charge air inlet pipes or intake manifolds with new port shutoff sensor and shutoff motor came with right sid...
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2006 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Stall VIN: 1N4BA41E56
well the customer took the car after I told her that she needed a transmission and drove around for about 2 weeks then she called me to tell me that the car would not start so I had it towed in. Upon inspection I found that the engine was completely seized s...
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2007 Pontiac G6 3.5L Fuel injection VIN: 1G2ZG58N67
I ended up going to a junk yard and cutting the fuel supply line from the tank, and cutting the nipple on the fuel rail. I had to run a hose from the fuel line that connects to the rail, and stick the hose in the gas tank. This car, for some reason, needs to...
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2002 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Brakes VIN: 9BWBB21J02
Thanks to all that replied. The system is very basic with no proportioning valve so its not hard to call the controller if before and after it seems to be good. We ended up feeding fluid in from the RR while bleeding air from the LF. When bleeding the LF it se...
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2000 Volvo V40 1.9L OBD monitor VIN: YV1VW2557Y
The coolant temp. is within specification (91 Celsius) during cruising with normal fuel trim of +/- 5%. I notice something very strange with the PCM. Even though there's no trouble code, if I select "Clear" code, all 3 monitors - Misfire monitor , Fuel system ...
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2010 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.2L rear end VIN: YV4982CZ7A
Thanks for all the inputs on this Volvo, we ended up starting with the driveshaft do to the slight play in the carrier support bearing. After getting the driveshaft installed it didn't fix it. Turned out to be the rear differential. We stuck a used one in and ...
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