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2003 Chevrolet Express 3500 LS 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GAHG39U83
I have this van in for a check engine light complaint. I have diagnosed faulty knock sensors, an O2 sensor that is not switching, and leaking intake manifold. I removed the intake to replace the knock sensors and replace the intake gaskets and I have found tha...
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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 3.7L No Start, Wont crank VIN: 1D7HA16K76
Howdy Y'all, This 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 v6 was towed in as wont crank, Customer wanted to replace starter. He had replaced battery. I was able to jump the solenoid on starter and would crank still no start. No codes and NO COMMUNICATION W ecm or tcm. When I test... Trouble codes: B2107 (key not identified found in Instrument cluster codes), U0100 (No communication w/ecm), U0101 (No communication w/tcm)
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2007 Dodge Ram 1500 TRX4 5.7L Speed Control VIN: 1D7HU18287
Cruise control will not set at times. Worse in cold ambient conditions. Cruise light illuminates with switch turned on every time. If cruise does not work, often turning the ignition off and restarting will enable it. Data stream shows correct wheel speeds and...
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2012 Dodge Avenger R/T 3.6L No Start VIN: 1C3CDZBG1C
Customer states the engine will have extended cranking when cold or after the vehicle sits for over one hour. Replaced fuel pump due to low amperage at fuel pump. After replacement of fuel pump engine still has extended cranking. Inspect spark plugs good, no c...
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1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L engine VIN: 2FTRX17W1X
this is my own personal vehicle which I inherited about 2 months ago. It has a slight noise from the lower right front of the engine. I least that where i think it is. it has had it since I got it. It is most noticable on cold start and after about 15 mins it ...
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2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTRX18L42
This truck sometimes will idle rough and when the accelerator is depressed it will stall or fall flat. Does not always do it. When the problem is present the maf sensor stays at 1.2 volts and does not change at all if the maf sensor is unplugged it will start ...
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2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Lacks power VIN: 1FDXE45P96
Above 3/4 throttle no power. ICP follows desired. IPR at 65%. Fuel PSI steady 60 PSI. Removed cat from exhaust. No help. MAF is clean. MAP line is clear and does not leak. EBP KOEO 0PSI MAP 14.65 KOEO. Did try new MAP and MAF no help. The fuel is clean and goo...
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2013 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLT 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GT020C87D
Hey just looking for some insite on a 2013 gmc sierra, 6.6 duramax truck came with a real bad exhaust fluid leak, ended up replacing line from the tank to the def injector in the exhaust, customers choice to drive the truck with this leak until parts came in, ... Trouble codes: P204B
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2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM22522
This car flags a P0128 the day after the code is cleared. I have replaced in order the thermostat(Honda genuine) and the engine coolant temp. sensor(Honda). When the freeze frame is read I see -5 degrees Celcius as the coolant temp. I know that I am not in Min... Trouble codes: P0128 (Engine coolant temp. below thermostat regulating temperature.)
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L No shift VIN: SAJEA51C93
2003 Jaguar X-type 3.0 automatic transmission. Transmission is in default has reverse and a forward gear. Not able to communicate with the transmission control module. Wiring has been verified and have worked through the trouble tree to the point of 'replace c... Trouble codes: P1643 (CAN ECM/TCM network malfunction)
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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.0L Star case VIN: 1C4RJFCM1E
Hi techs,as i stated in my fix for this vehicle.i would like to have an explanation of star case [...].
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2012 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 5.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALMF1D48C
Cruising down highway code appears around 2000-2500 rpm and if you try to pass another vehicle the truck will hesitate at times as its cutting timing. Trouble codes: P0333
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2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L Aux Battery VIN: WDBUF56J26
Had vehicle come in with multiple aux battery codes. Installed new battery and had code: 9071 (stored and current) component k57/2 (auxiliary battery relay) or the signal wire to the component is faulty. Cleared codes and this one returned. Battery light on th...
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2008 Mercedes-Benz GL320 CDI 3.0L No Start VIN: 4JGBF22E78
This vehicle was brought to us last week with this under boost code, but running fine according to the customer. I followed the diagnostic flow chart on MBstar. We smoke checked the charge system for leaks and none were found. I removed both the catalytic conv... Trouble codes: P2359
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2009 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L Wipers , Windshield Washer Motor VIN: WDBUF56X69
Ok mercedes techs i need your help . I have this mercedes that came to the shop with no wipers and no windshield washer fluid(there both malfunctioning). I checked the steering column module for response on switch with my scan tool and it seems to be working p...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D4Y
Now a month after the mentioned repairsthe vehicle is back with a CEL and P0305. The vehicle has 19-20 inches of vacuum at idle and elevated rpm. I have swapped coils, plugs, and even swapped them from cylinders 4 and 6 which are before and after 5 in the firi... Trouble codes: P0305 (Cylinder 5 misfire)
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2006 Porsche Cayman S 3.4L Steering VIN: WP0AB29816
steering wheel chatters when turning the wheels ,
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1993 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JT4VN13D3P
When the truck is cold it runs fine and plenty of power as it warms up it starts to lose power and unable to excelerate. Will not pass 2800 rpm. I'm not getting any codes. I've checked timing, replaced throttle body. Fuel filter.
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2003 Toyota Matrix 1.8L Electronic VIN: 2T1KR32E23
have no power to compressor. threw a pressure switch on it no help. can't find clutch relay. don't understand Mitchell.
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2006 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEEP24A06
Vehicle came in with three codes. Can operate purge vsv and it is working. Operate close vent valve at canistor and it is getting signal and feel faintly it working and can here with stethiscope it is working but not convinced its working properly.This evap sy... Trouble codes: P0441, P0446, P0455
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2007 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L Engine VIN: WVWEV71K27
I replaced a failed turbo a week ago. The vehicle has returned with white smoke coming from the tail pipes. If you drive at freeway speeds for a few miles and then slow down, the next time you accelerate the vehicle will smoke and have a bit of hesitation. I r...
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2004 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAZ33434
We end up finding out the impulse sending wheel for the exhaust cam is wrapped due [...] original came in installed opposite way & bolts it down by the engine rebuilt people. We replace a new exhaust wheel for exhaust cam. Engine running like a champ without engi... Trouble codes: P0014.
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2008 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GNFK13028
We'll hay guys I jumped the gun on this one I pulled the motor back out and recreated it Sunday .call the dealer today Monday morning and they basically told me I I have to put the motor back in and tow it to the dealer I explain the time frame issue that my ...
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2000 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire
Thank you all so much for taking the time to offer your time and experience on this endeavor.Well all that said timming was off were [...] right.I learned alot on this one in a very short time,thanks to all you!First thing is don't trust the other tech te... Trouble codes: P0172.
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2005 Dodge Durango SXT 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1D4HB38N05
Sorry for the lack of information on original help request. I was posting as a shop owner for one of my techs and didn't have all his testing data at hand when I posted. Despite my lack of info I got a lot of very helpful replys. Went in to shop on Sunday pers...
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2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Drive-axles VIN: 1FMYU03185
Most said caliper pins or brackets were the issue eveything was taken apart and checked found nothing loose or binding. Everthing was lube properly,reassembled now noise is gone.
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2005 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L Surge VIN: 1FAFP34N05
Thank you to all that replied, the fix for this took two components, first we found with a lab scope that the voltage to the fuel pump being controlled by the module was changing with the surge, after replacing the fuel pump control module we now had a smooth ...
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2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.4L MIL Lamp on, reduced power messag VIN: 1FTWW31RX8
i want to thank those of you who read my help request completely. as stated i had already replaced the thermostats and cooling fan. TIMOTHY hit the nail on the head. I got the use of IDS scanner and now coolant and oil temp and within 5* F. also checked wit... Trouble codes: P00B7, P0528.
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2005 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.0L 2ND Gear Starts VIN: 1GTHK29U45
After putting the truck back together it worked like a dream. I don't know what was wrong but what ever it was was in the valve body. Thanks for all the help
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2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T Track 2.0L No 12v to A/c compressor VIN: KMHHT6KD6A
Well we tried 3 other scanners and none would get ATC codes or data. Sent to the dealer.
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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.0L No mil VIN: 1C4RJFCM1E
hi techs,vehicle had star case [...] performed ,a regen and def drain and refill.then drove to clear message for no start.thanks for your responses.Would like to have an explanation of this star case number,if anyone can access this info.thanks again for...
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2008 Kia Sedona 3.8L Hvac
What I found after several days of testing...is that the blower motor was drawing almost 20 amps...when run with jumper wires it would get the wires hot...I replaced the blower motor and resistor...front blower worked. but still no rear blower..tested the rear...
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2008 Lexus LX570 5.7L brake pedal VIN: JTJHY00W78
Customer took vehicle & decided to trade in vehicle
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2004 Volvo XC70 2.5L No Start VIN: YV1SZ59H44
Thanks for all the replies. I replaced the 2 cam hubs because of all the lateral movement and immediately could see that they were much tighter and turned true. Lined it all up and still no start. The two cam codes would return right away. The problem was that... Trouble codes: ECM30, ECM30.
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