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2013 Acura MDX 3.7L Engine VIN: 2HNYD2H39D
Battery went dead, owner recharged it. Upon starting, the ck engine light was on & car ran poorly. Scan shows random misfires with #4 cylinder being much worse than others. I replaced the plug for that cylinder & rechecked. #4 shows no misfire & now #6 is as b...
2007 BMW X3 3.0si 3.0L Starter VIN: WBXPC93457
This vehicle was towed in as a no crank/no start. I scanned all modules and found no codes. When turning the key to start, the starter makes a rapid clicking sound which is being induced by the starter (S) wire. I started looking at scan data and found that th...
2008 BMW 328xi 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAWC33538
Customer complaint is a check engine light. We also noticed when the vehicle is first started it takes 30 seconds to a minute for the idle to stabilize, though the idle speed variation is very subtle (the customer didn't even mention it). The main concern is t... Trouble codes: 29E0, 29E1, 2A15, 2A1A, 29D2
2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L Surge, MIL Lamp on, Extremely High Idle VIN: 1G6DM57N13
Vehicle was brought in with an extremely high idle that was surging at times (2000-3000 RPM) when in park. Cleared the codes from both the engine and trans modules. After about ten maybe 15 minutes the idle settled down to a normal level and was no longer surg... Trouble codes: P2135 (TP Sensor 1-2 Correlation), P0121 (TP Sensor or APP Sensor 1 Problem), P0221 (TP Sensor or APP Sensor 2 Out of Range), P2176 (Min Throttle Position Not Learned), P0507 (Idle Control System RPM Too High), P0700 (Transmission Control System Fault)
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L ABS System VIN: 1GNFK16Z92
Ok guys I know there are alot of front sensor clearance issues, I have checked, rechecked and cleaned all 3 sensors. I know the next step is to scope everything, but I'm leaning towards it not being a wheel speed issue. If there was a problem with the VSS, the...
2006 Chevrolet W3500 Tiltmaster W3S042 5.2L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: J8DB4B1636
hello this truck will go into limp mode with no throttle response after a hard accel and log p0087 p1093 ive replaced the fuel injectors the fuel filter housing and fuel filter the fuel pressure regulator and pigtail and the fuel limiter valve ive also bypasse... Trouble codes: P0087, P1093
2007 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LT 6.0L Door Locks VIN: 3GNGK26K17
Thanks in advance for any information that might help us solve this problem. This Suburban is a news van with various transmitting and receiving components in it. Vehicle also has an Auragen Generator on it to support all the electrical equipment that it runs....
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 5.3L Lifters VIN: 1GCEK19JX8
Looking for opinions or suggestions why this lifter failed so early after replacement. Followed all torque specs in manual and have ran it with valve cover off to make sure it was getting oil it is.I presoaked lifters before installing in clean engine oil. Cam...
2009 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L Misfire VIN: 2G1WB57K19
runs rough only on first start of day.sometimes for 2 seconds sometimes a couple minutes.scan data good.fuel pressure good only thing we picked up was lite missfire cylinders 1,3,5 not enough to set a code exhaust kinda smells like gas and oil a little any ide...
2013 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.5L Charging VIN: 1G11F5RR5D
Hi all I have this 2013 Malibu Hybrid that was in an accident. I had to change the generator due to it being damaged from the accident. The generator is not charging and the code that I got is a B1325. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.
2005 Dodge Magnum R/T 5.7L left rear speed sensor VIN: 2D8GZ58255
At low speeds the left rear wss drops to 11 from 20 mph. Customer replaced axle shaft, sensor and module. I checked as much wiring as I could without tearing it all apart and didn't see any obvious damage. Wondering if anyone has seen this before disabling thi...
2009 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L brakes VIN: 2D8HN44E19
I have this 2009 dodge grand caravan that has a metallic clank in the left front when the brakes are applied, it is very noticeable, but it only dose it once when pulling forward and again when in reverse. you must change direction and apply the brakes to get ...
2007 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FDWF37P77
This vehicle intermittently stalls because of loss of high pressure oil. IT DID THIS BEFORE THE COOLER WAS REPLACED! It can idle for hours without stalling. This afternoon I changed the IPR valve with a used one I had on hand. I left it idle two hours, then to...
1995 GMC K2500 Suburban 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GKGK26F2S
this is an optical diesel, vehicle died out, tried a new pmd and no start, diagnosed a faulty lift pump and replaced, now have fuel to injector pump. )) heres where I dont get it. I plugged in the old module on the injector pump and saw and smelled smoke, look...
2008 GMC Acadia SLE 3.6L Rack and pinion VIN: 1GKER13748
Hey guy's, I've got a 2008 Saturn Outlook coming in next week for a new rack n pinion. It's says 7hrs. in the labor guide, I'm wondering if there are any short cuts or words of wisdom on performing this task. Thanks for taking the time to respond.
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Hesitation, Surge VIN: KM8SC13D64
Vehicle did idle high once. After shut it off reset. Cleared codes, Drove 20 miles light back on. Hiccuped once. It is running fine right now. I replaced the IAC ... for idle issues. Wondering if anyone has ran into this problem. Trouble codes: P0123 (TP or APP Sensor 1 Circuit Open/High), P0157, P0118 (Coolant temp Circuit High), P0451 (Tank Pressure Sensor Out of Range), P0455 (Evap System Leak large)
1992 Jaguar XJS 5.3L No Start VIN: SAJNW4849N
Towed this car in for cranking no start. Has ignition but no fuel. Noticed engine light did not illuminate so I proceeded to check fuel and main relays. Adding power to pin 87 of main relay turns pump relay on, illuminates engine light and car will start. I am...
2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SAJEA71CX4
I have a two-fer here, this car and a 2006 s-type with the same 4.2 powertrain and 71k on the car. This car had more work done with no improvement on the customer's complaint, so I'm posting on this one, but I think they have the same problem. History on the... Trouble codes: P0300
2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE 4.4L No Start VIN: SALSF25456
Well this one has me stumped. It came in on a flatbed as a no-crank no-start. With ignition on, all warning lights are on, red PARK BRAKE and Adaptive headlamp icon both flashing. The park brake does have a broken cable so I can account for that. Temp gauge re... Trouble codes: U0100 (Lost Communication with TCM), U0101 (Lost Communication with PCM)
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMPU28A6X
car was put back together ran fine drove for 30 kilometers when I felt a vibration came to a stop it was misfiring then smoothened out but continued to do it intermittent under load or other wise we checked the compression its good pulled plenum replaced gaske... Trouble codes: P0307
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L gauge VIN: WDBSK75F43
Is there a good way to know if the fuel sender or the gauge is not working? I removed the sender and with an OHM meter checked the sender and it increases and decreases steadily as I move the level. When it's plugged in, I have 5 volts at the supply wire. On t...
2014 Mercedes-Benz SL550 4.6L Maint Reset VIN: WDDUG8FB1E
Good morning! I need help obtaining the service reset procedure on this new body Benz. 2014 W222 body is different than the previous W221 body. Thank you in advance for your help.
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on, Very low power VIN: WMWRE33423
This car will barely move. Feels like the cat converter is stopped up. I would just replace the knock sensor, but it is a high hour job. I have never had a knock sensor cause such poor performance. It appears the supercharger has to come out, although, Alldata... Trouble codes: P0326 (Knock sensor)
2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L Starter VIN: 4A3AK24F86
Car came in with a "no start" and the customer stating the starter is bad. We checked it and that was correct, the starter had powers and ground and wouldn't respond so we replaced the starter. The engine still wouldn't start because the balance shaft had lock...
2009 Pontiac G6 GT 3.9L bolt in the block VIN: 1G2ZH36129
Anyone ever seen oil leaking out of the AC compressor bracket bolt near the oil filter adapter? The bolt looks like it screws into the block near an oil galley. Does it require sealant or could the block be cracked near the bolt? We have not disassembled it...
2004 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L rack VIN: JF1SG65604
replaced steering rack twice,first rack failed after one mile replaced rack second time,also replaced pump,flushed system and performed proper bleeding procedure. no air in system,but steering feels slight stiffness checked all frontend pieces,nothing binding ...
2005 Subaru Forester XT 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SG69645
Car came in with blown turbo making all kinds of noise and engine light P0011. Replaced turbo and runs good. Light came back with P0011 code. Replaced that bank actuator and checked for those banjo bolt screens but doesnt have (or somebody already took out).L... Trouble codes: P0011
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L Engine VIN: WVWAE63B65
Got this diesel vw here. Its my boss's car. He's been complaining of this noise for a year now. The engine is loud like a diesel. But theres an extra noise in there. Its a rhythmetic noise that occurs about 3 times every 2 seconds at idle. Hard to say exactly ...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Wont take throttle VIN: 3VWST71K26
This vehicle originally had lack of power. We found the lobes were worn, we replaced the cam and performed a valve job. After this repair the vehicle would start and immediately stall. These repairs were performed by a tech who is no longer here. Timing is dea...
1997 Volvo S90 2.9L pulls right HARD VIN: YV1KS9603V
my apologies if i get too long winded in this post. also, while the VIN says this is an s90, the car is a 97 960. at least according to all of the badging on it. this customer is a dealer. he'd just bought this car. it had the right rear bent. we replaced wi...
2005 Volvo V70 2.4 2.4L Cuts out VIN: YV1SW61255
Older gents car. Not a usual customer but a friend of my wifes. Fuel pump will drop out intermittently. I replaced the fuel pressure sensor which is a known problem. No change. Vehicle runs great but pump drops out intermittently after a hot soak. i have v... Trouble codes: P0089
2006 Volvo XC70 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV4SZ59276
Help Volvo Techs! This XC70 has fault code p0100-mass air flow sensor signal too low- also had set fault 216c long term fuel trim signal too high and 21eb- long term fuel trim missing. we did an alternator a couple of weeks ago on this car FYI as this may be r...

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2008 Audi A4 2.0L Compressor VIN: WAUAF78E48
2012 Audi Q5 Premium Plus 2.0L Mechanical VIN: WA1LFAFP3C
2012 Dodge Avenger R/T 3.6L No Start VIN: 1C3CDZBG1C
Well the customer called and all is well!! I want to thank everyone for their advise and help, so many of us if not all have been here before. Well Skyler and Gilbert were right it was the fuel, drained the tank and added fresh gas and all was well. I did chec...
2003 Ford Focus SVT 2.0L MIL Lamp on, Lack of Power VIN: 3FAHP37573
What I did, bring the crank up to TDC using a screwdriver in #1 cylinder. Screwed in the crank pin down on the side of the block, then lined up the RIGHT notch on the crank with the mark on the pan. Lined up both cams using the plate in the back of the cams. T... Trouble codes: P1383 (Intake Cam Over Retarded).
2007 Ford E-250 4.6L Water Pump VIN: 1FTNE24W87
Well so far so good haven't seen the Van in 2 weeks buy its gone that long before. I replaced the fan clutch and the pulley seemed to wobble there was a updated parts where you had to replace both parts
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Stall, power loss VIN: 1HGCG2259Y
Thanks for all the replies I received. I rechecked all my previous readings and found no problems. I checked the PGM-FI relay and found one of the solder joints looked burned and the circuit board discolored. The solder joint looked to be going to the windin...
2007 Hummer H3 3.7L Starting VIN: 5GTDN13E17
Thank you to all who replied, owner retrieved vehicle and is thinking on it. I don't know how much more information I can provide in order to close out this request for help.
1980 Mazda RX-7 GS 1.1L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: SA22C62883
I believe this is fixed with the exception of the secondays on the carb not working. I installed a new module first. This greatly improved the idle but not the performance. I rebuilt the carb and now it runs good until about 4000 rpms. I will update with furth...
2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic 5.0L clock VIN: WDBUF83J05
This what I learned: THE CLOCK movement is a normal feature,, However the BATTERY light on dash and issue of going dead.. I removed and charged the AUXILLARY battery and replaced the MAIN battery with a new, even though it was only about a year old. Have seen ...
2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2G2WR55496
tks for replies. found tech had broken one of the MAP sensors(it has 2 as it is supercharged). replaced with aftermarket and problem still existed. replaced with different brand of aftermarket and still had problem. i was still convinced it was a MAP issue... Trouble codes: P0033, P0108 (Map/Baro signal high), P0132 (02 signal high), P1106 (MAP circuit intermittant high).
2007 Pontiac G6 GTP 3.6L timing chain VIN: 1G2ZM58797
new timing chain and all components fixed this lil jewel tks for all repelys and sry for being so stupied just never tore into one of theses
2007 Pontiac G6 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2ZF58B87
customer declined any further diagnostics I did replace both solenoids to no avail there was once I thought I heard a rattle on start up customer did claim she did regular oil changes but was 2 Qts low when I started to work on it Trouble codes: P0016, P0017.
2008 Pontiac Montana SV6 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GMDV03W28
Thanks. Timothy, you are correct. I checked the history and the alchohol content issue WAS a rich code. I recommended the IMT valve and possible intake, and want to do further diag on the P0116. (Monitor IAT vs. ECT after a cold soak). Alldata offers numerous ... Trouble codes: P0116, P1174, P2070.
2006 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FH51U96
Dear Members , thanks for your response . I bench tested turbo boost solernoid-valve , valve seem to open & close, however because i was at a dead end and the valve was very cheap ,I went ahead and changed it and problem seem to be solved.I spoke to the custo... Trouble codes: P0234.
2012 Volkswagen Passat SE 2.5L Map Sensor VIN: 1VWBP7A33C
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