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2007 BMW 328xi 3.0L no dash VIN: WBAVC93527
This car doesnt crank, battery and starter are 100% good. put the key in it and you cannot get any dash lights to come up, push the start button and nothing. The scan tool will talk to the engine,instrument panel module and it sees when you push the start butt...
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2008 BMW 328xi 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAWV53518
Hi guys need help on this bmw.came in with mil on. Replace exhaust cam solenoid road tested 2a87 code did not return but 2a00 secondary air system fault code comes back.pump works good air flow.check the deverter valve found carbon and air hose melted.replace ... Trouble codes: 2A00, 2A87
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1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Bcm
Customers complaint, vehicle's battery will die overnight unless disconnected from vehicle. Battery tests fine, alternator fine, starter OK. .25A draw, remains steady after 15 minutes. Remove the TBC fuse, draw drops to .02A The TBC fuse supplies B+ to keyles...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Abs VIN: 1GCGK29U01
Truck will not communicate with Dorman or used EBCM installed. All systems will not communicate and vehicle will not start at times. Unplugged EBCM and communication restored on other systems. Code U1300 serial data code now stored in PCM. Cleaned up ground un...
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2004 Chevrolet Aveo 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KL1TD52654
these 3 codes p0300 p0700 91781 keep coming back as soon as you get to 20 mph we did the valve bulliten 05-06-01-030d and all where replaced with new seals. runs fine also speedo only reads half of speed going installed new speed sensor and did not change than... Trouble codes: P0300, P0700, P1781
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2011 Chevrolet HHR LS 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNBAAFW9B
my tech is posting this for better translation of info.vehicle failed ill state emission odb test for codes listed.found no description for b2aaa/b2a00 codes in mod or elsewhere.tested and repaired evap system(purge solenoid)faulty.tested vvt,replaced intake c... Trouble codes: P0442, P0455, P0496, P2138, P0010, B2AAA
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2004 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L No Start VIN: WD2PD64484
after bleeding fuel system for about an hour I finally got fuel pressure at injectors but it still don't run I checked injector pulse and it's real dim for about a second then nothing. Before I go ahead and replace the e.c.m. I'd like a second opinion, obvious...
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2005 Dodge Magnum R/T 5.7L Hesitation VIN: 2D4GV58235
Vehicle came in on the tow truck with multiple lights on dash. ABS flashing, Traction control, Brake, Oil light all on. Car was misfiring, stalling, lack of power, hard shifting. We scanned the vehicle and it had all kinds of codes. Transmission codes, Electro...
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2006 Dodge Magnum SXT 3.5L No Start VIN: 2D4GV47V16
hello fellow techs little confused here on 06 dodge magnum with can bus failure. no comm. global or factory side. while resistance checking can c wires with pcm plugged in only,I have 2800 ohms if plug in trans module only get 37000 ohms. these are the only tw...
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2007 Dodge Charger SXT 3.5L Surge VIN: 2B3KA43G47
hello group...this charger came in on a hook...when you get to 30mph it like you hit a wall and it starts surging...i pulled the front 02's to see if it was the cats ...but made no change...i did the toggle on the srv valve and it switching back and forth,,i p... Trouble codes: P1004
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU77E51
I am stumped on this one. This vehicle exhibits a very rough high idle at around 1500rpm. It goes away with light acceleration. Mil lamp is on but only for p0171(bank 1 lean). Occasionally will also have misfire code but very sporatic and never the same cylind... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean)
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2002 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Wont accelerate VIN: 1FDWE45F32
Thanks in advance, not a diesel tech, so hopefully you can help me understand what may be happening here. Vehicle intermittently will not accelerate {sometimes will happen 3-6 times in a day, sometimes will go 3-4 days and not happen) i understand ivs and tps ... Trouble codes: P0221
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTNX21L43
This one is driving me crazy. Truck came in for misfire on acceleration and under load. Found cracked coils, replaced all coils and plugs. Truck will run fine until closed loop, soon as it switches it starts missing/hesitating. Replaced both upstream O2 sensor...
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2004 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L Blower VIN: 1FAFP38Z84
Hello everyone and thanks for the HELP. I have this 2004 Ford Focus in with an intermittent no blower condition. This appears to be a relatively simple circuit but it is beating me up. We now have no blower operation. When we plug the blower motor in, the AC ...
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2007 Ford F-450 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Eratic gauge VIN: 1FDXF46Y87
Vehicle reads empty at times. After key cycle gauge returns to correct reading. Check wiring and gauge all check okay.
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2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.2L Pats VIN: 1FT8W3B67B
Customer just bought vehicle used, no history. Customer has 2 keys total, 2 IKT (integrated key transmitters) and 2 regular pats keys (all keys stamped SA). Whenever starting the vehicle with the regular PATS keys a B10D7:87 (Pats key missing) and a Service ...
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1999 GMC C7500 Topkick C7H042 7.4L No Start VIN: 1GDJ7H1D6X
Hello all, this problem vehicle came in running but missing due to a damaged cam lobe and ruined roller lifter. Replaced cam and lifters and installed new timing chain and gears. everything went together as it should, but engine does not start. The starter cra...
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2006 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L bad throttle respons VIN: 5FNYF28436
CEL comes on when the engine rpms go up to 1700 and the throttle will be very sluggish-will raise rpms slowly. Customer is not able to drive at all. The engine is turned off for a second and on restart everything seems fine. Engine runs smooth and misfire code... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305
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2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L engine performance VIN: WDBUF87J86
Engine will crank but will not start intermittently.There is fuel pressure always available,spark always available,injector pulse always available and the injectors are opening and squirting fuel.No codes have set in the ME control unit.
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1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L No Start VIN: 2MEFM75WXW
that car in the morning mainly cranks but don't start. You can hear the fuel pump running non-stop when the ignition is on. It had a bad diode in the relay box for the fuel pump and e.c.m. relay I replaced it but no change. If I keep taking that diode on and o...
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2004 Nissan Xterra XE 3.3L Mechanical VIN: 5N1ED28Y94
Would like to know if this motor is a valve bender. Was towed in crank no start, timing belt is broke and just was wondering chances of valve damage. I know it's allways poss. But are the odds hi or low it hit. Thanks.
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2006 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S 3.8L engine temperature VIN: WP0CB29966
Car presented with CEL and fault P2181 "thermostat stuck open" I think the code is legit., it takes forever to get hot. Replaced T-stat and temp sensor, bled cooling system per Alldata instructions. I'm comfortable it is full and without air, because this very...
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2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L MIL Lamp on, Hard Start VIN: 4S4BRCCC9B
This Subaru came in with ses lamp, cruise disabled,brake lamp on, etc. Complaint was long crank before starting but runs fine once started. Checked DTC's and has P0340 cam signal code. I checked resistance of cam sensor and was in specs at 2135 ohms and compar... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor signal circuit)
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1992 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Stall VIN: JT3VN39W7N
aside alternator not charging engine runs like too much fuel pressure.gas tank vac pressure after a 5 minute run.has a lot of problems.got it runnin good but runs the best at idle when i apply vacum w/hand held pump.got vac hose[lve one] to it and ran a long t...
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2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L Tiptronic VIN: 3VWRF31Y76
car came in with the PRDL1 all lite up scaned and found tsb for the code i had check the magnet and all was well put back to geather and tried again same problem but it does read for about 1 second them same so i replaced the switch and same issue anyone come ...
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta SEL 2.0L abs VIN: 3VWPJ71K29
customer came in abs and traction lights on brake light flashing he said drove it 10-20 mph brake locked up,turned vehicle off and on drove away fine ever since but those lights remain the same.i pulled code are:00290,00283,00287,00285,00668,00287,16352,00538,...
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2009 Audi Q5 Premium 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WA1KK78R59
We have learned a lot and that is always good! It turns out the the head (Air Injection) on bank # 1 was plugged up. I called a friend of mine at Audi (Tech) and he said that the P0491 Air Injection code is covered under a fairly new revised campaign up to 120... Trouble codes: P2070 (Intake Manifold tuning valve Stuck Open), P0491 (Secondary Air Injection System Insufficient Flow Bank 1).
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2005 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L master window switch VIN: WBXPA934X5
Ok, I got several replies, couple got it more or less. The network LIN line was mostly the problem. I pulled the switch and provided power and ground to the proper pins and hooked the LIN line up to the BCM and the switch worked. So working backwards, I hoo...
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2007 BMW 525i 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANE53547
THANKS FOR ALL THE GOOD IDES FOUND THAT BOTH VANOS BAD REPLACE BOTH AND RUNS FINE NOW THANKS Trouble codes: P0012, P0015, P1554.
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1999 Chevrolet K2500 7.4L Timing VIN: 1GCGK24J5X
I Had Pcm Flashed & Still No Start Checked Spark Again Found No Spark Whent To Coil Sparking Great Removed Cap Found Mini Crack So Replaced And Was Fine Problem Was Solved Cause Was A Faulty Distributor Cap!!!
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2007 Chevrolet Express 1500 LT 5.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GNFH15T37
With MAF sensor it will do the same thing and set a MAF code. Coolant tempture sensor rises steady and matches tempture gun. Fuel trims are within [...]. Bypassed fuel system wih injector cleaner. No change. Scanner shows injectors are workings. Was towed ...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 3FTNX21F31
thanks for the help everyone, most replies were to check grounds and under valve cover harness. all wiring, connectors, powers and grounds were tested multiple times and nothing was found. Another IDM fixed it. the first "new" one was defective, apparently. th... Trouble codes: P1668 (Pcm-idm diagnostic comm error).
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2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L MIL Lamp on, Intermitte high idle VIN: 1ZVFT82H76
Codes were cleared, Customer wanted to drive vehicle to see if codes or problem comes back. I'm waiting to see if customer brings the car back. I told them to be prepared to replace the CMCV actuator kit. Thanks to the ones that replied. Trouble codes: P2004, P2005.
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1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UF11E9N
Thanks for all the help guys, but this vehicle has not been fixed. Customer decided to take the car and just drive as is. Most of you guys had good inputs and I really appreciate it. Thanks for all the help! Trouble codes: 52 (Knock Sensor Citcuit B1).
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2005 Maserati Quattroporte 4.2L Complete oil/water pump VIN: ZAMCE39A95
After consistent wiggling with two pry-bars the pump finally let loose. The spline shaft was rusted and wouldn't slide out as normal. Thanks Stephen and Patrick for the help!
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2006 Mazda 5 Sport 2.3L suspension VIN: JM1CR29366
Our customer has decided that they do not want to spend any more time or money on this Mazda. My next step was going to be sub-frame bushing replacement (sub-frame assy) since the knock can be felt down low in the vehicle when some one is laying on the engine ...
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2005 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L Axle VIN: 5Y2SM63885
Well after exhausting all possible options we decided to get a junkyard front differential, which also came with the axle stuck inside. we ended up leaving the coupler in the diff and putting the new axle joint / boot into that coupler
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2004 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L rack VIN: JF1SG65604
installed used power steering pump,problem solved. thankyou to everyone that replied. we checked all the hoses,the suggestion for the pump was correct.
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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L Interior VIN: WVWAE63B15
Helo to all, thanks for all the advice. Two new axles right from VW is what fixed this car. Vibration in gear is gone.
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2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L MIL Lamp on, high idle VIN: 3VWRF31Y86
We replaced the valve cover and the problem is fixed. Dorman makes a replacement pcv valve for under $30 which we tried. in our case it was wasted time and money. There is more to the valve cover than meets the eye. Several of the suggestions were to replace v... Trouble codes: P0507.
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