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2004 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L oxygen sensors VIN: 5UXFA13594
I will try to be as brief as 3 days checking will allow. Know that basics really evaluated and revisited on multiple occasions. Customer states that check engine lamp not on before CCV job. CCV froze up when bitterly cold and started burning copious oil, broug...
2005 Buick Terraza CXL 3.5L Abs,Trac Control VIN: 5GADV33L95
C0036, C0035, C0040, C0050, C0281,C0253. OK upon driving I was watching PIDS and found ABS controller is seeing a vehicle speed much faster than car is operating, like 120mph while wheels are at like 40 mph. Has anyone seen anything like this before, customer ...
2008 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GNFK13028
This is my question we put the motor in no problems start it up runs great for about 2 minutes then all of a sudden this horrible noise from the top end and starter to misfire this engine came compete with spark plus to oil filter and the oil pressure fine and...
2005 Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 3.2L Tire Pressure VIN: 1C3AN79N95
Put new tires on all the way around. Factory tires were at 35 LBS and wore out on the outer edges. New tires are 51 max pressure and if you run tires at factory recommended 36 LBS they look flat. At 44 LBS they look ok. Problem is that the TPMS light will not ...
2000 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire
Need some help with this one please,car comes in needed water pump,my first 2.4 and what a chore!!! Everything tight no room to work and had to support motor pull mounts and drop engine just for room to get crank shaft pulley off.As I'm going about this pain i... Trouble codes: P0172
2004 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L Electronic VIN: 1D7HG38N64
The customer came in and he had a burned connector to the resistor and I replaced the resistor and wire connector end. It came back and this time I replaced the blower motor and resistor. It came back a third time with a burned wire connector to the resistor.....
2005 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L camshaft position sensor VIN: 1B3ES56CX5
not very familiar with dodge are there any other tests that I could try? I am suspecting a faulty pcm but not sure if there is anything I may be overlooking that I don't know about any help with this issue would be greatly appreciated thank you
2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.0L HVAC control head VIN: 1FMEU3BE9A
Customer had been driving the car on a average temperature day (about [...]) when he got back into the truck he could not get the shifter out of park. I told him how to find the bypass lever so he could get it to my shop. But he drives it home and can not ...
2004 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L supply voltage VIN: 2HKYF18514
Missing one of the power feeds to the module. I have Cavity 7-yellow wire but am missing Cavity 8-green wire on the drivers power window control module is supposed to get 12volts from fuse #1 in passenger fuse box. It is a green wire and has a pretty simple el...
2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4L front brakes VIN: 1HGCM56425
The verified complaint is that the brakes are overly sensitive. A normal application will make a skid on wet roads. With very careful application, car can stop smoothly. ABS is functioning properly, and no ABS light is on. The problem is coming from the front ...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Compressor VIN: WDBBA48D6K
I have completely flushed this 560Sl A/C system, and am getting ready to install the ND compressor, I looked up the oil capacity in Alldata. Alldata states that the total oil charge is 4.6 oz (120cc). Is this the correct amount of oil for this application? Tha...
2008 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4.0L Hesitation, backfire
(Sorry no VIN as I'm entering this at home.) Customer complained that the MIL came on a few days ago, then suddenly had a lack of power, backfire @ times, etc. The only code was the FTT sensor. Scanner showed FTT sensor pid was -47 degs. F. However, I noticed ... Trouble codes: P0181 (FTT sensor high)
2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L No lockup VIN: 5TBBT44123
Hello all, This one is a headscratcher. Vehicle came into the shop complaint of stalling at stops.Had a code p0742 but wouldnt stall every stop.Fluid condition was good red not burned.Got another sl solenoid and removed the trans pan to check for either a shor...

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2009 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L No Start VIN: WAUMV94E79
Well I have to close this at least for now as apparently the car hasn't acted up since we saw it last 2 weeks ago- I didn't perform any additional testing since the post as it is far too intermittent to be that cooperative. Thanks for the help and I'll post ... Trouble codes: P3089.
2009 BMW X3 xDrive30i 3.0L Abs
Would like to say I got to the bottom of this problem but left the vehicle over the weekend came back to it as my first job Monday morning, what better way to start the week off. Checked fuses again and feed/ earths at steering angle sensor and module all ok c...
2006 Cadillac CTS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6DM57T46
Ok fellas I installed new oxygen sensors from dealer, I confirmed it by re installing the original sensors (upstream only), & it took care of the problem,the problem is fixed, the denso sensors were not good enough for this caddi, thank you all for your quick ... Trouble codes: P2231, P2234.
2006 Chevrolet HHR LT 2.4L guages VIN: 3GNDA23P16
Once again IATN and the brotherhood of mechanics have come through for me! I wanted to thank you all for the ideas and perspective you have offered. the vehicle has not come back and the customer says they have had no further problems but did give me a little ...
2010 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 2A4RR4DE6A
Hi all, thanks for taking the time to respond. This vehicle was still under the factory powertrain warranty. We referred the customer to the dealer for warranty coverage of the solenoid pack. Thanks again!
1999 Dodge Dakota 3.9L MIL Lamp on
I would like to thank all that contributed to this 'fix', including those who participated in the forum, and looking at the scope shot I uploaded. Their help proved invaluable. The repair was another PCM. The 'remans' purchased from several parts houses, we...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hpop VIN: 1FTNX21F92
I realize this is an uncommon leak but a leak still the same. After removing the rear plate and inspecting the o-ring, I believe the o-ring was damaged on installation by who ever re-built it. It was unfortunately out of warranty and she had not caught it whil...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L no code known VIN: 1FTSX31PX4
Ok well after all the replies i received its pretty well understood i dont have the proper computer to look at the security system. Also with all the replies and on sugestions where to find the module for the keyless entry nobody was able to help me find and a...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Limp-home- mode VIN: SAJEB51DX2
to the group, I am ready willing and able to reseal the upper and lower intake manifolds, replace all the coils (COP) and spark plugs and replace the upstream AFR sensors. But the owner has not returned to perform the repairs.After cleaning up all the grounds ... Trouble codes: P0300 (P0301 P0303 PO305 cylinder misfires), P0420, P1313 (P1316 Misfire Rate Cat damage), P1647 (Heated O2 malfunction).
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1J4FT47S7Y
The following TSB talks about the initial problem we had with loss of communication while attempting to set CAM SYNC or read data with a Snap On Verus. We reflashed the PCM and that problem went away. 08-39-99: COMMUNICATIONS MAY STOP BETWEEN THE JTEC PCM AN...
2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Cluster VIN: WDBNG70JX3
Sorry guys for my ignorance, as advised to me by Mark [...] there is a fuse box on the right side of the dash that I, All Data, and Mitchell were not aware of; did have defective fuse for cluster. Replaced said fuse all is great!!! Thanks guys!!! Specially Ma...
1991 Pontiac Firebird 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G2FS23T4M
Thank you, thank you, thank you for leading me in the right direction. I had already unplugged one injector at a time because I had a newer 3.1 with a shorted injector about 6 months ago. It never dawned on my that it would have 2 bad injectors. I didn't resis...
2005 Porsche Cayenne Turbo 4.5L Starting VIN: WP1AC29P45
Thanks again for all of the help. After removing the intake manifold, I found a wet rodent nest surrounding the starter motor( and the moisture wasn't from leaky coolant!). I replaced the starter motor and numerous brittle plastic hoses that broke.
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