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2003 Audi A4 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WAUJC68E43
the motor was sent over to a machine shop where it was built from the bottom up,thats what we were told.anyway I need some help on this one.car has been with us for a month already,the problem is that after 3 or 4 minutes of driving the oil warning lamp comes ...
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2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Transmission VIN: WBABN53492
I am working on my brother-in-laws 2002 BMW 330ci. After long drive time it sets a code 60 for transmission selector lever position,and will sometimes set car in limp home mode. I am wondering if this is an internal transmission part, in the center console, or...
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2003 BMW X5 4.6is 4.6L transmission VIN: 5UXFB93503
Originally came to us last spring with a blown transfer case front output hub and shaft. Installed used transfer case and a new modified 1" longer front driveshaft to prevent the same from happening again. Also had a problem with stiff shifter operation into a...
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2006 BMW 750i 4.8L Hesitation VIN: WBAHL83546
This low mileage 750i idled poorly cold, the drivability was OK, and the idle hot is perfect. The software is the latest and the adaptations are reasonable. The minimum lift was changed from 0.3 mm to 0.8 mm and the car sat overnight. In the morning the engine...
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2008 BMW X5 4.8i 4.8L A/C system VIN: 5UXFE83598
Customer states whining noise when engine at operating temperature mostly at idle or around 1000 rpm. Road test and verified noise. The noise is not very loud but noticeable. It sound like a bad belt pulley kind of chirping/whining noise. So I remove the alter...
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1989 Cadillac Allante 4.5L oil moniter VIN: 1G6VR3189K
Good afternoon, I need the reset procedure of which buttons to hit in order to reset the oil monitor on the display panel above the radio, there is nothing in the manual, Mitchel, or Iatn data base. any help would be appreciated,,, Jay
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L Engine Miss at Idle Only-One Cylinder VIN: 3B7HF13Y0X
The misfire counter on my Snap-On Solus Ultra shows misfires on Cylinder 8 ONLY. If I am stopped with the engine at idle speed, the misfire counters on Cylinder 8 will climb consistently. As soon as I increase RPM or drive, the misfire counter stops incremen...
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1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Lack of power VIN: 1FTDX1721V
I have read dozens of posts that sound just like this one but we still have not found the problem with this one. Vehicle has low power on acceleration and 2nd gear is very "firm" feels like plugged exhaust. We unbolted the exhaust from the manifolds, changed t...
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2004 Ford Freestar SES 3.9L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA57624
Have vehicle over time so we've had time to drive it. Replaced rear O2 sensors (had 7+ ohms heater readings)with 3.4 ohm (measured) OE sensors and this seems to have cured P0141/P0161. In testing for O2 circuit problem we checked wiring/power/shorts/grounds/P... Trouble codes: P0141 (Rear O2 Sensor HEATER CIRCUIT Bank 1), P0161 (Rear O2 Sensor HEATER CIRCUIT Bank 2)
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L No com with scantool VIN: 1FTPX14524
Truck came in for valvetrain noise. Every time I have the scan tool plugged into the aldl, whether or not the tool is powered up, when I turn the ignition on, the door ajar light blinks, and an alarm sounds, also the dome light pulses with the alarm. I have ch...
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2005 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L subframe bolts VIN: 5FNYF18535
I am replacing the rack and pinion assembly. The left two subframe bolts are seized. I was able to free the left front bolt, and back it out. It seems to be stuck in the bushing... The left rear bolt will not budge! Well actually it moves about 1/8 of a turn, ...
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2006 Jeep Commander Limited 4.7L Final Drive Module VIN: 1J8HG58N96
Customer brought this vehicle in with Traction Control light and ESP light on. Scanned for codes and found U0114 & U170E. I have been unable to find any information on these codes to begin diagnosis. They are both related to the final drive module and code U17...
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2012 Lexus IS250 2.5L no ignition VIN: JTHBF5C22C
Guys need your guidance with this push to start ignition system that I'm not very familiar with this car came running for body work (rear bumper) the body man disconnected the battery did therepair and now that his done it won't start- the lights on the cluste...
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2013 Lexus GX460 Premium 4.6L airbag light VIN: JTJBM7FX9D
Group vehicle was in a wreck. Brought to me to scan for airbag light. Has short in driver knee airbag code b1860. Mitchell is pretty unclear on testing. check wiring, plug and airbag was replace by body shop. Code clears but after vehicle restart comes back. T...
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBCA39D9G
Car was towed in with a no start condition. Spark plugs were fowled out and the intake was full of fuel. Found fuel distributor leaking and replaced, also replace fuel pressure regulator. Replaced spark plugs Also. Car will attempt to start but never does. You...
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2008 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG 6.3L Esp/Abs VIN: WDDEJ77X08
Replaced rear brakes and drove with no issues. Customer drove home with no issues but next morning when vehicle was started the dreaded ESP/ABS inop warning with ABS light came on. Customer returned vehicle for inspection. I found faults in the ESP for interna...
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2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRH33445
car sat for multiple years replaced both upstream and downstream o2 sensors and leak detection pump for faults still getting codes and intermittent short term fuel trims high. Trouble codes: P2096, P1475
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2009 Mini Cooper Clubman 1.6L Misfire VIN: WMWML33559
Customer purchased this vehicle approx 1 year ago. It ran fine when cold but developed a miss as it warmed up. He returned the vehicle to the dealer for repair. They did tune up with no improvement. Compression test revealed 150 psi on 3 cyls and 140 on #3 cyl...
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2008 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2G2WP55288
I have a misfire on cylinder #6 at idle, goes away with RPM increase. Have tried new fuel injector, car has new plugs and wires on it and have swapped #6 with a different cylinder and no change. Replace lower intake gaskets, checked for vacuum leaks, none foun... Trouble codes: P0300
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2007 Saturn Outlook XE 3.6L Air Bag VIN: 5GZER13757
Has anyone had experience with code b0081 for passenger presence system for air bag. Its the b0081/0f intermittent. The system works ok unless someone sits in front passenger seat then the code will come and go. It looks like i need the module kit [...] to ...
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2006 Scion xA 1.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTKKT60496
Hi people. I am really having a hard time with this one. This vehicle came in with this code, and the customer has stated that now and then when coming off the highway onto an off-ramp, for instance, the engine doesnt slow down, seems like its revving. I have ... Trouble codes: P0011
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2011 Scion tC 2.5L Exhaust Valves VIN: JTKJF5C78B
This car came into my shop with an engine misfire #3 cyl. Took compression test #3 cylinder had a lower compression than other three cylinder but not that bad to cause a misfire. Misfire was more noticeable at idle. Then I did a cylinder leakage test and to my...
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2003 Subaru Baja 2.5L Oil Consumption VIN: 4S4BT61C03
Has anyone seen oil consumption problems on these cars
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1990 Toyota Celica GTS 2.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT2ST85N2L
this celica stalls out while im parking uphill and i am giving it light throttle around 1100 rpm. i noticed it loses power while around that rpm range and as i soon as i let go of the throttle it stalls out. restarts perfectly and it picks up right away @ wot....
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2008 Toyota Prius Touring 1.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDKB20UX8
P0304 code on acceleration Trouble codes: P0304
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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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2004 Volvo V40 LSE 1.9L vvt cam actuator VIN: YV1VW27544
found vvt actuator spraying oil from plug. was hoping someone could tell me if this has keyway or just tapered shaft on exhaust cam actuator... changes amount of labor tremendously in my book. mitchel is vague (pull back plugs and install tools ###) if it has ...
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2008 BMW 328xi 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAWV53518
thanks for help. I guess not whole a lot people been running into issue that I have with this car.well we try to clean the bank 2 port for the secoandary air system in the head but had no luck.i guess head need to come off Trouble codes: 2A00, 2A87.
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2006 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WC58126
Eric and Timothy hit it right on the head. I went to check the emissions 2 fuse and guess what... There was no fuse there. poof gone. I installed a fresh one and erased the codes and all is well. I had to reprogram the key fob and it's as it was pre accident. ... Trouble codes: P0102, P0480, P0481, P0645, P0660, P2070.
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2012 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GBZGUCL9C
After resetting reductant adaptives and performing exhaust fluid quality test this unit has been in service with no issues for reductant system. Thanks Steve from Quebec for your inputs, you were a huge help. Trouble codes: 2BAD.
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2006 Ford Freestar Limited 4.2L Tcc VIN: 2FMZA50226
Customer decided to not fix this van due to the age and mileage, it has been doing it for a long time and he has decided to live with the problem. I received 4 replies with most stating it was an internal issue even though the computer was asking for the slip ...
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2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5L No Start VIN: 5FNRL38886
Looking closer at the auction label I found a Geico number, I ran the number with a adjuster and found that it had been hit by lightning and was totaled. the original ECM and the replacement (new) ECM was bad replaced the a used ECM now running , as well as re...
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2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L oil pressure VIN: SALTY15432
We replaced the timing cover/ oil pump. I dissembled the pump expecting to find cracked gears or worn cover, remove pressure valves all looked o.k. Replaced cover with part from world pac and all is well. It's still a mystery to me but it's fixed.Thanks again ...
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1995 Lexus SC400 4.0L serpentine belt VIN: JT8UZ30C6S
Well even though the balancer looks fine I swapped it out and it seems to have been the issue. I put a new belt on at the same time for good measure. The balancer was everyones suggestion. Thanks to all once again.
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBPJ75J61
I will say this vehicle is fixed, as since clearing the DTCs there has been no recurrence, just like the other 5 or 6 vehicles this same scenario has occurred on. The car has since passed an emissions test, and the owner is convinced it is running like never b... Trouble codes: P0134 (MB Code P200F-004 Right O2 sensor before TWC open circuit), P0154 (MB Code P2082-004 Left O2 sensor before TWC open circuit).
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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L crank sensor VIN: 4JGBB86E66
The cam sensor corrected the crank sensor code. Thanks for taking the time to read and reply to my post. Seth Trouble codes: P0335.
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2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AC54H02
First I want to thank everyone for the help. It turned out to be a number of problems. When it was at the previous shop I was later told it had a bad intake leak and may have backfired while cranking over. At any rate the timing belt was original and had jumpe...
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1991 Nissan 300ZX 2 2 3.0L compressor VIN: JN1RZ24H3M
Firstly, I want to thank everyone who took their time to read and reply to my post. All your information was helpful. The culprit was the new compressor. It was defective. As most of the members suggested, I have checked the relay circuits, the under hood fuse...
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2005 Subaru Forester XT 2.5L Hesitation VIN: JF1SG69675
thanks to all that replied. it is the rings but at this time the customer wants to wait to do the repairs. Trouble codes: P0302.
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.0L readiness VIN: 3VWFA71K39
Hello Everyone. Many thanks for the good advise. After pursuing all the leads Mathew [...] was on point by asking if the vehicle was modified. I called and asked the customer to learn that it was modified and called the shop where it was performed who told ...
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2006 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L cooling fan VIN: YV1RS59246
There are 2 different fans for the S60/V70 design. The fan in the car was a 3 wire design. The harness in the car is a 3 wire design. Car needs a 4 wire HD cooling fan. Turbo cars use the fan with the module and motor all in one. Non turbo uses fan with motor ...
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