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2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFB33513
I have a 2003 BMW x5 with the 4.4L motor. It will misfire as the car is warming up under load. Engine light starts blinking and misfiring for I would say 20 secs then engine light stays on. Code is p1351 misfire with fuel cutoff for #5 cylinder, I have swapped... Trouble codes: P1351
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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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2006 Cadillac SRX 3.6L pump VIN: 1GYEE63756
vehicle came in for leaking p/s pressure hose. we changed the hose, filled, cycled the wheel, and it ran fine. on road test however, it was noisy. we did the recommended vacuum procedure, cycled some more, but noise remained. has anyone had this problem, power...
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1987 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YY218XH
Thank you for taking the time to read my post,this car has a constant code 33. I have checked all powers and grounds and signals at maf and ecm and relays,they are all with in spec according to the info on all data. The maf connector has been replaced both maf... Trouble codes: 33 (maf sensor)
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK29U23
I have found no signal at PCM brown/wht wire pin 73, on the scan tool I saw no signal for CMP high to low and no low to high. At the CMP connector I've checked 12volt reference pin to low reference, I get 12 volts. I've run a wire from brn/wht, at CMP sensor t... Trouble codes: P0342 (cam signal is stuck low too long)
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2003 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2C3AE66G83
Vehicle came in for a overheating problem. Replaced T-Stat & Gasket. Vehicle did idle when we drove it into the shop. Found a vacuum line off at the throttle body area on intake manifold. Re-connected vacuum line, vehicle will not idle. Scanned vehicle found P... Trouble codes: P0508 (IAC Valve sensor circuit low)
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2005 Chrysler 300 Limited 3.5L limp in VIN: 2C3JA53G25
limp mode p0765 ud circut I do not have power @ the solenoid pack. Wiring from relay to trans is good. pin 30 on relay b+ pin 86 from pcm has 6 volts at alltimes at pcm and at relay 86 I'm thinking that should be b+ and that the pcm might be at fault. All powe...
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2003 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L low power VIN: 3D7LU38C93
This thing will make 23,000psi cold and less and less as it warms up. When warm it only makes about 8,000psi(ten minutes of driving). I have replaced the overflow valve on the fuel rail because it was leaking. It will make [...] cold when you unplug the FCA...
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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.7L Engine VIN: 3D7KS28D25
Has anyone run into this before? I'm out of ideas, and the customer wants his truck fixed.
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14X7Y
has new MAF and TPS with new harness, New IAC which is responding normally. long fuel trims act as if there is a vacuum leak, they decrease (move toward 0) as rpm increases, the short fuel trims increase as the rpms go up.. Has me a little confused.. vehicle d... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P1125
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2003 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP34P13
after checking customer complaint car will not over heat, but will turn of when temp gets to 123 F car will start right away but will quit until temp goes down car will run normal til it reaches 123 F again everyting else is normal no codes
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Flex Plate VIN: 1FTSW31P24
Vehicle was towed in with a broken flex plate-the center was broken out. Replaced flywheel and returned to customer. It was driven about 130 miles and the flex plate broke again. We checked crankshaft end play-8 thousandths. Dowel pins are present and in good ...
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L cylinder head VIN: 1FDSF34556
as we were replacing sparkplugs, #7 broke. We are very familiar with the removal procedure, we do have the snap on, matco, and lylle tool sets, but the electrode was so frozen in, the extractor kept pulling out so now there is nothing left of the electrode to ...
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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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2010 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Bulkhead connector VIN: 1FTFW1EV9A
I have a 2010 F150 XLT 6speed auto here that is leaking transmission fluid at the bulkhead connector. It is not the typical external leak. It is leaking on the pins and losing communication with the TCM. Clean the connector and it comes back to life. The pass ...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L crank sensor VIN: 4JGBB86E66
Came in with p0015 and after replacement of the cam magnet for bank # 1 exhaust that disappeared but the p0335 appeared which was not there before. The truck sometimes starts like the timing is advanced but flags the code even when it fires right up. I replace... Trouble codes: P0335
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2000 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L Misfire P0300 VIN: 6MMAP67P2Y
This car came in with a P0300 and engine stumbles below 2000 RPMs under a load. Opened the upper timing chain cover to find oil contamination from leaking cam seals. RPMs weren't matching crankshaft RPMs on the scanner. The timing belt also had about 2.5-3 inc...
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2001 Mitsubishi Fuso FE FE639 3.9L Stall VIN: JW6AAE1H31
This truck came in as a no-start. We quickly diagnosed it as a faulty injection pump. We sent the pump out for rebuild and reinstalled it when the pump returned. Initially, there was a pump timing issue as we mixed the upper timing mark for the crank with the ...
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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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2005 Pontiac Bonneville SLE 3.8L Ipc VIN: 1G2HY52K95
We have this Bonneville that was purchased at auction. The issue we are currently working on is this. The PRNDL indicator stays illuminated when the key is off. It will drain the battery overnight. It works as designed with no DTC's during normal operation. It...
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2003 Toyota Highlander 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEGF21A13
Hello, this highlander is driving me crazy. Came in with p0330 code bank 2 knock sensor. Would have issues not shifting into overdrive. Turns out the knock sensor can cause this. Got the ok from the customer to change the sensors and the short wire harness. Co... Trouble codes: P0330 (Knock sensor bank 2)
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2013 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 4T4BF1FK2D
Hey all and Toyota techs. This is the 3rd 2013 Camry I have seen this issue with. The shudder is still the same and present in all 3 after the software update. The one I looked at yesterday is in the family so I am trying to see if anyone knows for sure the pr...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L smoking VIN: 3VWSF71K55
Car came in with complaint of smoking from tail pipe. I checked oil level and it was 5 quarts low. So I topped of the oil and test drove. The car did not smoke at first, then after a 15 minute drive it began. Then came the weird thing, I found it only blows sm...
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2000 Volvo V70 2.4L Exterior lights VIN: YV1LW61J8Y
This is my wife's new ride. Her complaint is that the exterior lights will sometimes stay on after she shuts the key off, Sometimes it is head, parking and tail lights, sometimes just the lights on one side of the car, etc. Of course I have never been able to ...
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1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Bcm
Thanks for all the help! With the vehicle able to stay in the shop i was able to confirm it took 2 days for the vehicle battery to drain below 11V, the first day was down to 12, but still able to start vehicle, information given from customer was incorrect. T...
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Fuel trim VIN: 1GNDT13W2Y
Thanks everyone finely got a fix for this one. Jason from Mississippi Got me in the right direction with the Evap system. The Evap solenoid was working but the Evap canister air intake side was packed with dirt so is was so saturated with fuel it was dumping a...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GBJK34154
THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELPFUL REPLIES. UNFORTUNATELY WHAT ENDED UP WINNING THE DAY WAS A PIN HOLE THE SIZE OF PROBABLY A FEW HUMAN HAIRS. THERE IS A METAL BRACKET THAT MOUNTS THE METAL FUEL LINES TO THE HEAD RIGHT BESIDE THE MASTER CYLINDER. I HAVE TO BELIEVE TH...
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2007 Chevrolet Express 2500 6.6L Hesitation VIN: 1GCGG25607
Everyone thank you for the help . This is what I found the number 8 injector on the top the return line plastic tee was broken and pissing fuel . And then for the lack of power the 2 fuel lines off the filter were collapsing . Put a vacume gauge on the fuel te... Trouble codes: P02B9, P0672 (Glow plug cly 2), P0674 (Glow plug), P0676 (Glow plug), P0677 (Glow plug).
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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 5.3L Misfire VIN: 1GCEK19J28
well most of you probably know where this was going already.After tear down brake clean in intake and exhaust runner no intake leak @ valve and very little @ exhaust . Bad rings ? no I pulled lifters from cylinder 6 no. 6 intake lifter and cam lobe des...
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2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L lacks power VIN: 1B7HF13Y7Y
Okay gentlemen, with your help I have come to the conclusion that low compression creating low engine vacum is the culprit to this power lacking dodge.I've learned alot about chryslers speed density fuel system. 1.1-1.2 volts of map at idle is spot on, this ...
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2007 Dodge Charger SXT 3.5L Surge VIN: 2B3KA43G47
hello group we replaced the input sensor board,sensor operated as alldata info states...cars been gone for a week so ill call it a fix...also the connector is recommended to be replaced also,which apparently is a common problem on mercedes transmissions...than... Trouble codes: P1004.
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2002 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Wont accelerate VIN: 1FDWE45F32
WELL THE CUSTOMER WANTED TO TRY A PEDAL ASSEMBLY, BASED ON ADVISE WE GAVE HIM, HE HAS BEEN DRIVING THE VEHICLE FOR 2 DAYS NOW WITH OUT THE PROBLEM RE-OCCURING, SO I will call this a fix...so far. thanks to all of your replies. Trouble codes: P0221.
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Cranking Circuit VIN: 1FTSF31P93
THIS TRUCK HAS A 5R100 TRANSMISSION WITH AN INTERNAL RANGE SENSOR. IT DOES NOT HAVE A REGULAR NEUTRAL SAFETY SWITCH. AS THE TCM AND PCM BOTH SHOW VALID SHIFT DATA I AM GOING TO GO AHEAD AND CALL IT A DEFECTIVE PCM. THIS CUSTOMER HAS CHOOSEN NOT TO REPAIR THIS ...
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2004 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L Ignition System VIN: KMHCG45C74
HI, EVERYONE: THANKS FOR ALL YOUR RESPOND TO MY REQUEST, WE PERFORMED B.G. AIR INDUCTION SERVICE TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM! THANKS AGAIN FOR HELPS MATT
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2010 Jeep Commander Sport 3.7L misfire VIN: 1J4RH4GK7A
Found a blown head gasket. Customer is taking it back to the used car dealership they bought it from.
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2005 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Temperature Gauge VIN: KNDJC73305
It's sorta fixed. The cluster is bad. As to a wire showing three connections and you can only see two, what I finally thunk of was disconnect the ends you got and see if there is voltage and/or continuity to ground. None there. And we plugged in a sensor, grou...
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1996 Mazda B4000 LE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4CR16X2T
I repaired the ground wire from battery to frame and the problem went away thanks everyone. a lot of you said to check the ground and maybe add a ground wire from engine to the frame yes it was a ground problem thanks again for everyone that took the time to h... Trouble codes: P0713, P0708.
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2003 Mazda Protege Mazdaspeed 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22783
Those of you who have directed me to the MAFS are correct. This is a first to see a crank shaft sensor code P0335 for a bad MAFS. The Mazda data shows only voltage for the MAFS. In ONDII Generic is shows actual air flow interpretation. With Engine off air flow... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankshaft position sensor fault).
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2008 Saturn Astra XR 1.8L Keyless entry remote VIN: W08AT271X8
I appreciate all the info from everyone. I got the code from the dealer, but the vehicle still wouldn'the accept it. We sent it to the dealer to let them attempt to program the key. Again, I really appreciate all the help I got from everybody.
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2000 Subaru Forester L 2.5L No Start VIN: JF1SF6357Y
I did a compression test on the right bank. had compression so I figured the timing belt was o.k. after further inspection. we found that the valves stopped in a position that allowed compression to build in the right cylinder head. the timing belt had str...
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2009 Suzuki SX4 2.0L Stall VIN: JS2YB41349
Customer took to dealer and dealer told them a crankshaft bearing went. Thanks for all the replies. I knew it was more than I wanted to get involved with they ended up trading it in on a different vehicle. Trouble codes: P2A01, P0327 (Knock sensor low input), P0420 (Bank 1 Catalyst system low efficiency).
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