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2007 BMW M6 5.0L SMG transmission VIN: WBSEH93547
customer is from out of town, stated while driving at highway cruise speed SMG transmission quit pulling car, he coasted to side and shut engine off while car was still rolling and hit brake pedal and attempted to restart engine, it would not crank to restart,...
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2005 Cadillac SRX 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GYEE63705
Thanks for you help everyone. This Cadillac came to us with a check engine light on and no other symptoms.Code present was a We recommended replacing the evap vent solenoid. While we had the rear subframe down, we hooked up the scanner to actuate the solenoid ... Trouble codes: P0443 (Vent solenoid circuit)
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1988 Chevrolet S10 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GBBS10E4J
This is a postal LLV and at this point we have replaced everything but the steering wheel...well not quite but it's getting there. The vehicle runs fine except if you are going down the road at a steady speed and hit it to the floor then it will backfire. When...
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1994 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 7.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBKC34N4R
Ok this one has me. It came in for a intermittent rough run with CEL on. Has codes 33 MAP high and 45 rich exhaust so I started with the Map found it reading 3.6 volts @ idle. Manifold vacuum was low @ 14" repaired a small leak at #6&8 manifold gasket now I ha... Trouble codes: 33 (Map sensor high), 45 (Exhaust rich)
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2010 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 4.0L Stall VIN: 2A4RR5DX7A
Customer brought vehicle in with a complaint of intermittent stall. The problem seemed to occur within the first 5 miles of driving, usually when off the throttle and it always restarts right away. There are no codes and the problem was so random that I drove ...
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2001 Dodge Durango R/T 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B4HS28ZX1
Able to communicate with all modules except PCM. Disconnected, one at a time, all sensors and transmission connector. Transmission connector wires are bare. All other wiring and connectors appear to be ok. Assumed possible bad PCM. Customer supplied another ...
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2005 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L Parasitic Drain VIN: 1FMYU96H15
260 mA load at rest. Should be (50mA Car has signs of rust typical from Michigan type climate. What typically draws power at rest on these Hybrid Escapes?
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1998 GMC C1500 Suburban 5.7L Power Door Locks VIN: 1GKEC16R1W
When first get in veh 'cold'and press driver's door lock button: all door locks *lock* properly...when press button to unlock, only door to unlock is the driver's door! further attempts, 'no' doors will unlock??
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2010 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.4L Misfire, bangs VIN: 5NMSGDAB1A
Very good customer comes to the shop complaining of a clunking and jerk on hard acceleration. No codes 85k on the odo. When accelerating hard from a light like a jack rabbit start the truck will jerk and bang hard every few seconds until you let off the gas. I...
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2001 Kia Rio 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KNADC12391
This old Rio will run ok cold, but quick starts to have an erratic rise and fall idle, will intermittently stall when stopping in gear, it can stall at idle in the shop. No codes ever set, the CEL will flash on when the idle drops to the stall point and go out...
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2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L No Start VIN: JTJHA31U74
I need some help from Lexus techs. We receive this vehicle with multiple engine and transmission leaks. We removed engine and transmission we sealed both and make timing work. We replaced rack pinion and power steering pump and engine and transmission mounts....
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2005 Maserati Quattroporte 4.2L Complete oil/water pump VIN: ZAMCE39A95
Maserati or Italian car experts I am performing a removal and replacement of the tandem water and oil pump on a 2005 Quattroporte. I have removed the exhaust manifold and motor mount I also have all bolts removed from the pump. However I cannot seem to remove ...
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2003 Mazda Protege Mazdaspeed 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22783
Vehicle sets a P0335 Crankshaft position sensor fault. according to customer vehicle stated having this problem and it became worse and worse slowly. When it 1st starts after it has been sitting for a while it runs fine, After it warms up for a bit, usually ab... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankshaft position sensor fault)
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L Electronic Suspension VIN: WDBNG75J4Y
Need help from MB techs! Vehicle came in with airmatic inoperative. Hooked up to scan tool found front left sensor malfunction. Jacked vehicle up with floor jack (car is way too low to turn and drive into the shop on a lift) found front left sensor harness bro...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK49F81
I get a pending code p0101 after a few minutes of driving, I clear the code and drive again and the code comes back pending again after a few minutes I replaced the mass air sensor, smoke tested for leaks, checked pcv system and cannot find the problem. Trouble codes: P0101
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2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AC54H02
This vehicle was brought in from another shop after putting valve cover gaskets on it. It ran going in but was towed to our shop. As stated above the vehicle has spark, has injector pulse, has fuel rail pressure, timing belt marks are right on, has 95-105 psi ...
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1995 Nissan Pickup XE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1N6HD16SXS
customer states pickup was running fine,cut off,went to run it 3 days later it started surging.when you crank it idles good,when at 2000 rpms starts acting like in failsafe mode like rev limiter comes in.checked computer in mode 3 ,code 55 no fault,replaced di...
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2004 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L pedal feel and braking VIN: 1N6AA07A54
The customer lives up a hill and has an intermittant problem, where they feel the pedal strokes to far, feels mushy and braking is very poor. The problem is I have not been able to duplicate the symptoms as they are very intermittant. This only happens when go...
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1999 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF6352X
Custeomr brought car in with MIL on and complaint of hesitation and stall in the mornings when cold. Code p0170. csutoemr states that light came on and vehciel ran rough when on a dirt road, then went off a while later the light came on and stayed on. freeze f... Trouble codes: P0170
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2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Ignition lock cylinder VIN: 4T3ZF13C9Y
I installed a new lock cylinder & key.Now the vehicle will not start.Do any of you guys know how I can reset the ecm other than taking it to the dealer? Thanks,Bill
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2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L MIL Lamp on, high idle VIN: 3VWRF31Y86
I have this beetle making me crazy. Another tech started the job, not sure what all diagnostics he did but ended up replacing throttle assm and did throttle body alignment. Condition did not change. He also replaced pcv valve in valve cover. There is no excess... Trouble codes: P0507
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2009 Volkswagen Eos lux 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WVWFA71F29
was originally in for p0016 and we installed timing chains tensioner and shoes started up and ran great for 10 miles tried again this morning and misfire developed. changed spark plugs because they were carbon fouled and verified, still had miss which seems to... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302
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2004 Volvo S60 2.4 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RS61TX4
Intermittently the instrument cluster will drop out while driving. If you turn the car off and then back on everything is fine. I checked the main grounds, I checked the cem main connector under coul for water intrusion and it was fine. Battery terminals are c... Trouble codes: ECM92, ECM94, ECME0, ECM10, TCME0
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2011 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUAVAFD4B
thank you for the help but customer took car and traded it back in before any repair was made or further diag Trouble codes: 2196 (o2 sensor signal biased stuck rich b1s1), 2096 (post catalyst fuel trim too lean bank 1).
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2007 BMW X5 4.8i 4.8L Timing VIN: 4USFE83557
Steve [...] with Continental Imports nailed this issue with a hammer right on the head. Finding the oil disturbed test was the hardest part in ISTA. It is not where all of the other functions of Vanos are located. Once we found and ran the oil disturbed t...
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2010 BMW X5 xDrive48i 4.8L Parking Brake VIN: 5UXFE8C57A
Unfortunately I was unable to duplicate the problem with a scope on the power and ground wires of the parking brake module. The customer doesn't want to invest over $1000 in the parking brake so I won't be replacing the module. Someone suggested applying stabi...
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2010 Buick LaCrosse CX 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1G4GB5EG6A
Thanks for all the posts, the intake and exhaust cam on the right cylinder head had to be replaced. Not sure why but both cams were rusted on cyl #5 and the lobes were worn. The 2 intake and the 2 exhaust lobes on cylinder #5 were pitted bad and worn. I sent t... Trouble codes: P0305 (Cyl 5 miss).
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2010 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1GCUGADX0A
BIG THANKS TO JERRY FROM GEORGIA !! SENT ME THE BULITIN FOR MY PROB.EXACT MATCH FOR WHATS GOING ON. SENT OUT TRANS TO MY TRANS GUY. YOU ROCK JERRY !! THANKS A MILLION !JIM
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2008 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L Valve Noise VIN: 1D7HA18N88
After a couple of additional days and 150 +/- miles I'm going to call this a fix although not a perfect one. We went back and changed oil one more time to full synthetic 5w-20 and a good filter and found the noise to be almost completely gone (only a slight ta...
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2008 Dodge Nitro SXT 3.7L headlights, power door locks VIN: 1D8GT28K08
Customer traded-in vehicle, said there were other numerous problems, GREAT MOVE!!!
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21P83
Most backed up my ideas on this truck, so I have the students pulling the turbo and valve covers to get down so we can pressure test the high pressure oil system, and replace the pump if no leaks are found. Got approval to replace the two injectors that faile...
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2006 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP56U36
Thanks for all your input. This did turn out to be a bad coil pack. Could not find anything bad in the resistance readings and no cracks on the top or bottom. However after I replaced the plugs I didn't recheck the spark. When I did, the spark from #3 towe... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Miss), P0303 (3 Cyl Miss), P0316 (Miss on Start Up), P0353 (Ignition Coil C Ckt Fault).
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2006 Ford E-250 4.6L Steering VIN: 1FTNE24W46
The ball joints fixed this one. No surprise to most of you. Could not feel drag with tie rods off and rotating. Would have went there sooner but customer originally said had them replaced to correct same problem with only 32k miles. Used motorcraft parts and i...
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2011 Ford Explorer Limited 3.5L ABS light on VIN: 1FMHK7F8XB
Thanks to Rick who put me on the right track. The speed sensors are the same on both sides so swapping them wouldn't tell me anything but I looked closer at the sub-harness the sensors plug into and it would go on either way and still latch into the body clip ...
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2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L pulls right VIN: JHLRE48528
hi everyone, this was one that was purchased from a dealer, and the dealer said nothing was wrong with it. this was the 2nd one in with this pull, the customer wanted me to fix this and bill the dealer. I would not do this, but I did call the dealer who took i...
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2007 Jeep Commander 3.7L cooling fan VIN: 1J8HG48K57
Iye! Chyslers and their wiring can lead you in the wrong direction sometimes. The problems turned out to be a bad 50amp fuse and a bad fan motor. For the life of me I don't know why the fan has multiple fuses one of them being a 50amp not marked fan. Just a 50...
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2006 Lexus GX470 4.7L Unknown VIN: JTJBT20X46
o.k...removed the transfer case again and sent to trans. shop for inspection.Tech found a detent ball missing behind and allen head bolt that rides along the shift fork. we suspect tampering from another shop at some point as this truck also had oxygen senso...
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2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L panic alarm VIN: 5N1MD28Y12
I will close this as a maybe fixed unplugged drivers switch as Al suggested and no false alarms for 3 days went off once.customer has car and is not pursuing further repairs..no ataftermarket alarms in car. once again thanks to all that helped
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2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5L engine idle VIN: JN8AS5MT0A
Sorry for the long delay in updating you guys. The customer had to pick up the vehicle instead of leaving with me. She hasn't made it back yet. Brent had a great post about the alternator pulley possibly being the problem. Ac pressures is also a look see. I ju...
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2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE32K24
Okay I don't know what happen but my guess is that when we unplugged the terminals at the ecm they either not making a good contact or were corroded after we probed the sensor connector to the ecm connector the sensor started to read at 0.1-0.9 I Really don't ... Trouble codes: P0136.
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2007 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEUU42NX7
Yes, the wiring was crossed on the rear two ox sensors. It does help if the customer is truthful from the start. With rust and dirt underneath, it didn't seem reasonable that they were crossed. Plus the timeframe the light supposedly came on. Thanks again ... Trouble codes: P0158 (B2s2 high voltage), P0137 (B1s2 low voltage), P0157, P0138.
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1997 Volvo S90 2.9L pulls right HARD VIN: YV1KS9603V
good morning, sorry to be so long before closing this. the customer had his business partner pick up this vehicle on monday. i wanted to wait to be sure they were happy with the way she drives. i found the passenger side front strut to be bent. i noticed ...
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