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2005 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L rear suspension VIN: 5UXFA13515
almost a year now, this X5 has been squeaking on the left rear suspension at first both sides would squeak, I took apart all the bolts and there is one that mounts the knuckle to the lower arm its bout 14" long. that bolt was rusty I cleaned the heck out of it...
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2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L wiill not come out of 4wd VIN: 1GNDT13W11
this goes into 4wd but when put back into 2wd sometimes bangs real bad when it comes out or most of the time stays in 4wd until you stop and back up a few feet then it comes out. I am now at a total loss of what is wrong with this truck
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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Front differential VIN: 1GNDT13S84
Vehicle came in with "service 4WD" light on dash. Found someone had removed the front drive shaft and unplugged the actuator on right hand side. The front differential is completely trashed. Pinion flops around and there is no gear oil in it. So now I'm repl...
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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Steering VIN: 1G1JC52F55
This came back with no power steering assist at idle. it has plenty of assist with the engine speed up @ 1500 RPM. after it sits it has idle power assist for about 10 steering wheel turns, but it then goes away. We warrantied (replaced) the power steering pu...
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1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Stall VIN: 1C3EJ56H7S
vehicle came into shop with customer stating that the car would stall at idle, when coming to stops, or when she would warm it up in mornings and at times would come back out and it will have died while she was inside. scanned for codes and found none when ori... Trouble codes: 13 (no change in map from start to run)
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2013 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L Steering VIN: 1C3CCBCG6D
Vehicle came in with no power steering. Customer stated it was whining for a little while and then lost power steering assist. Inspected and saw there was no fluid movement in the reservoir. Power steering pump was replaced and the reservoir was cleaned out si...
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.9L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 3B7HF13Z01
Hello all and thanks in advance. This truck acts like it has an ignition misfire at speeds above 50 mph. Most noticeable when cruise is on. The rpms increase 200-400 rpm when problem is occurring. It is not consistent though. It almost acts as if the transmiss...
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.7L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1D7HA18D54
I need help, i put a long block in this truck a couple of months ago, all was going well, but no it has a hesitation on accel, i.e. Getting on the freeway, taking off from a light, mod to hard accel, when watching the missfire counters it is only on the #1 cyl...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Cranking Circuit VIN: 1FTSF31P93
Technical literature via. Mitchell pro demand is not accurate as in wire color or pcm location but connector pin location is useful. This vehicle has come to us for the first time with this crank in all gears, fault. I suspect a defective pcm as i am able to r...
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 5.4L spark plugs VIN: 1FTSW20565
ok i have done tons of these spark plug got lucky with some and came out and others have broken and had to use lyle tool.this time on this one i have two that twisted the hex of the spark plug off but threads still in head.any ideas as to how to extract or am ...
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2006 Ford Freestar Limited 4.2L Tcc VIN: 2FMZA50226
At a steady cruise this vehicle will slip the torque converter clutch that can be felt as a rpm surge and/or shudder. The PCM is commanding this to happen. The desired slip will go to 24 rpm and the duty cycle on the tcc solenoid will drop to approx. 50% when ...
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2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMEU33K67
Hey Guys got a Ford here that has a rough idle. Fuel trims are LTFT B1 -9 B2 -10 STFT B1 0 B2 -1. Above idle fuel trims go back to zero and sounded to me like intake gaskets but that had no affect after replacement. Truck runs down the road great good power ju...
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2008 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Extended Crank VIN: 2FAHP71V68
Complaint is extended cranking. Hooked fuel pressure gauge with 70 psi KOEO, and ~35 psi KOER. With key off it bleeds down to ~25 psi. Voltage at pump and rail pressure are in spec at all times considering this is a variable pump. After turning vehicle off and...
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2008 Ford Escape XLT 2.3L Smooth Idler Pulley Bolt VIN: 1FMCU93Z08
Vehicle originally came in with smooth idler pulley bolt broken off. Removed broken bolt and replaced with standard grade 5 bolt(I know it's metric class 8.8 but just using standard terms). Came back 3000 miles later broken again. Looked online and found multi...
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2009 Ford F-350 Super Duty FX4 6.4L Front suspension VIN: 1FTWW31R79
We noted that this problem started after the leveling kit. We have adjusted the caster to bring back to recommend setting since the caster was off. That did not help. John Bean alignment (that is our rack brand) is suggesting to go from 2.6 deg on caster to 4 ...
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2004 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Unknown VIN: 2HKYF186X4
Hi guys need some help I have this 2004 Honda Pilot with a code p1705 A/T range switch shorted .so I change the switch with oem part same problem .i check wiring look ok but the code still comes back .can figure it out any help thank you guys
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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4RJFCM1E
hi techs,reaching out again to chrysler diesel techs.this is my personal vehicle.went in to dealer 3/6/15 for code P2BA9.they performed regen,def tank drain and reset,and scr healing procedure,to reset monitor.then performed RRT-107.drove vehicle 700 miles che... Trouble codes: P20EE
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2005 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Temperature Gauge VIN: KNDJC73305
What happens is that even from a cold start, within a minute temperature gauge reads 7/8 up. PCM reads the actual temperaure, confirmed by a thermometer. Truck is from a used car lot, previous owner had the ECT sesor replaced. Sensor has 3 pins, 1&3 connect to...
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1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Maintenance lii VIN: SALJY1244W
I need help to reset the maintenance light on this Land Rover. I was told that you can reset by removing the temper-proof label to reveal access hole on the control unit located behind passenger side kick panel, above bank of relays. I pulled out the control u...
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2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L oil pressure VIN: SALTY15432
Hello everyone. I just replaced head gaskets and timing cover gasket. Also replace timing chain and gears while I was in there. Engine was leaking coolant from head gaskets and timing cover, engine is spotless inside- no sludge. Now I have very low oil pressur...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Oil Filter Housing VIN: WDBFA66E5M
Hi Guys;I have got this old 500SL that came in with no oil filter in it!It has what i seem to remember as a bypass filter in the bottom of the housing (about 25mm tall with metal plates top and bottom.The space for a filter is about 65mm and all the filters th...
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2010 Mercedes-Benz C300 Luxury 3.0L Check Lite VIN: WDDGF5EBXA
This car kept throwing the code E2326 - The engine off time has an implausible value. And this will bring up check lite, i have tried to look for a cure to this but to now avail, when i clear the system it goes but for some time it will come again, I want to...
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2003 Nissan 350Z Track 3.5L Unsure VIN: JN1AZ34E33
I have been assigned this job after another tech put all the parts listed except the oil pump on this engine. I took it back apart to check his work and couldn't find anything wrong with what he did. I installed a new oil pump and put it back together. the pro...
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2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L No Start, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1N6AD06W46
Hey, this truck was towed in as a no start. My tech. went out and got it started by applying a little accelerator petal, it was in a heavy multi cylinder misfire but cleared up and ran fine. we checked fuel pressure, scanned (one code P0300), checked spark plu... Trouble codes: P0300 (multi misfire)
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2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L No Start VIN: WPCA2999XS
Customer brought car in after another shop replaced the fuel pump and the fuel pump relay. I connected a fuel pressure gauge and road tested the vehicle. Vehicle ran fine and customer has only complained about the hot restart which I can duplicate every time. ...
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2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FB49S83
About to rip my head off on this one. Purchased car had like 12 codes, worked on all of them, now down to these two, and at this point Im more worried about P1312 since its obd and car cant pass emissions. (If the two codes are not related since I see relay fe... Trouble codes: P1312 (Ionization Signal Implausible sooted spark plugs.), P1682 (Plausability fault between voltage feed from 15 and main relay)
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2007 Suzuki XL-7 Limited 3.6L Electrical VIN: 2S3DB41787
Leaning towards Pcm Failure However it has spark and fuel pulse,, Kind of at a lose..
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1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Mechanical VIN: 4T1BG22K3V
HVAC blend door won't move out of vent position. If you help it by pushing on the lower linkage arm it will move freely once it goes about 1/2 an inch. It move back to vent position without a problem. Removed all linkage pieces from actuator motor. Actuator mo...
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2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Horn VIN: 5TBRT34165
Truck came in a couple of weeks ago with complaint of horn not working unless steering wheel was turned. Could not duplicate condition in shop, but replaced clock spring assy.(w/ genuine Toyota part)per customers request. Checked continuity of horn switches an...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M33
This VW came in with check engine light on and complaint of noisy engine.It had a P0011 for intake cam over advanced and a PO328 for knock sensor1,also PO333 for knock sensor 2.The engine sounded noisy under the valve cover at idle.The oil light never came on.... Trouble codes: P0012 (Intake cam over retarded), P0328, P0333, P1325 (knock control cyl 1), P1327 (knock control cyl 3)
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2011 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWGD7AJ5B
Has anyone come across these cold start timing and idle codes.thought for sure car had jumped time.removed upper cover rotated engine several times till colored links lined up-ok replaced crank/rpm sensor replaced cam adjuster. Trouble codes: P150A, P0011 (Cam position over advanced), P052A, P050A, P0300 (Misfires cyl 234)
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2005 BMW 525i 2.5L no crank VIN: WBANA53575
hey thanks for all the input guys. George from British Columbia thank you...you nailed it on the head. unplugged the ibs and restored communication to all modules on pt can network. car started right up!!! for those who do not know what an ibs is its called th...
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2008 BMW X5 4.8i 4.8L throttle body VIN: 5UXFE835X8
The bmw is fixed, it needed to program thethrottle body, I had the dealer programmed it , thanks to all who tried to help me.
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Oil Presher VIN: 1GCEK14X44
AFTER PULLING ALL MY HAIR OUT I FOUND THAT THE COVER OVER THE PCM HAD RUBBED 5 WIRES 2 WAS BROKE BUT WOULD TUTCH SOMETIMES.I THANK ALL WHO HELPED I TOOK ADVICE FROM ALL OF YOU THANKS AGAIN. CHARLES
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2011 Chevrolet HHR LS 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNBAAFW9B
customer returned this morning for us to check status and all monitors complete.if the drive cycles are going to be this troublesome on these newer vehicles its going to cost us more time.why can,t the domestics copy VW/AUDI and let us run monitors in the shop... Trouble codes: P0442, P0455, P0496, P2138, P0010, B2AAA.
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2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L speedometer inop. VIN: 3A4FY48B97
The magic bullet was indeed start alternative configuration. Went to Miscellaneous under TIPM pushed start alternative configuration which is down at the bottom right hand corner of the screen. Changed tire size like everything says. Went back in pushed start...
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2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FMDA5347Y
I recieved a number of replies and I had proper hertz and baro readings at mass air flow. My main issue was a rough idle and fuel odour on start up. Fuel pressure was in spec with very little drop off after key was turned off. I asked customer to retun to rem...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTNX21L43
Thank you for all the help. After looking at the fuel trims and the mode 6 data. narrowed it down to cyl 6 and 7 that where misfiring. also found small intake leak. Replaced intake manifold gaskets and mis was still there. Replaced all coils with OE coils ...
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2006 Ford Fusion SE 2.3L Speedo, Shifting VIN: 3FAHP07Z76
THANKS FOR THE HELP! IT WAS THE WHITE WIRE TO THE OUT PUT SEN. PLUG. HAD BROKEN INSIDE INSULATION RIGHT BEHIND PLUG AS IT WENT IN TO IT. THE 12 VOLT SUPPLY. THE WIGGLE TEST FOUND IT. THANKS AGAIN TO ALL ! JIM
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2007 Hyundai Tucson Limited 2.7L Mechanical
thank you for all imfor the fix is replace cam shaft key way broken and damaged cam gear that why timing mark is right but car run very poor used cam shaft and gear fix it thank you again
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2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4L engine VIN: 5NPEB4ACXB
the customer took the vehicle to the hyundai dealer and they said it needs rings. Im sure there was no diag to this problem. shes trading it in on a new one. our locall hyundai dealer has a poor service dept. Ive caught them on bs several times. thank you all ...
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2004 Mazda B2300 2.3L No Start VIN: 4F4YR12D54
Sorry for the delay on this one and thanks for the replies. The PCM ended up being the problem on this one. After a lot of wire fault tracing it led me to the PCM I sent it out to BBA reman in Mass and they repaired it. good as new but what a headache Trouble codes: P1290.
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L egr VIN: WDBUF70J65
Hi, great thanks to everyone responding! A new egr valve took care of the problem. Vehicle is now smogged and ready to go!
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2004 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L convertible top
The trick to the Saab convertible top if you have a Tech2 and a Saab software card is to manually put the top down. The Tech2 will try to put the top up and in the Data list it will blink the parameters of the sensors that are not reading properly. Haven't ...
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2007 Saturn Outlook XE 3.6L Timing Chain VIN: 5GZER13757
I ORDERED THE CLOYES AND IT WAS OEM CHAIN AND TENSIONERS ETC. BUT WITH FURTHER LOOKING AT MY VEHICLE I DIDNT NEED THE GUIDES AND GEARS ON THIS ONE SO I WENT WITH GM KIT THAT WAS CHEAPER. BUT IF I NEEDED THE GEARS OR GUIDES CLOYES WOULD BE WAY TO GO, THANKS
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