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2001 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACN334X1
Hello all, we have this Z3,2.5 liter, with a recurring p1500 code. Have replaced the air intake boot as it was torn, and the idle control valve as it was frozen. Have tried resetting ecm, by disconnecting battery, and performing adaptations, cleaned out the th... Trouble codes: P1500
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2006 BMW 750Li 4.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHN83576
Hi, I have this N62 that I removed the heads on for exhaust smoke. Customer returned with a mil. Codes 2a83 & 2a84 in the DME. Removed the solenoids & cleaned, drove 15 miles & codes did not return. Vehicle came back with the same codes. Replaced the bank 1 so... Trouble codes: 2A83, 2A84
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2012 BMW 535i 3.0L right front side view camera VIN: WBAFR7C53C
Body shop sent this car. had codes for front infra red sensors and side cameras, message on dash for same. I cleared all codes and camera code,CA8CO2,comes back immediately. All cameras work but right side camera image is inverted. Side cameras have same part ...
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2004 Cadillac SRX 3.6L Cuts out VIN: 1GYEE63794
This vehicle was bought from a dealership next door to me, and they had the transmission rebuilt, and supposedly replaced the throttle body at the same time, because I told them it needed it. The throttle body connector had also been replaced in the past. The ... Trouble codes: P0221 (App senor2 out of range), P2231 (HO2S b1s1 signal shorted to heater), P2234 (HO2S b2s1 signal shorted to heater), P0102 (MAF ckt signal low)
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1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W4S
We had replaced the purge valve on the intake before because a plug had blown out of the solenoid. The light came back on a week later and we found the hose off at the purge pressure switch right next to the purge valve. We hook the hose up and cleared the cod... Trouble codes: P0441 (No flow during purge), P0172 (Rich Bank 1)
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Misfire VIN: 1GCHK23194
I installed all eight fuel injectors due to excessive smoke. The truck ran fine just smoked. The truck came back after 1 week with a slight engine miss sometimes at idle. It seems worst when it returns to idle after a snap throttle. I also noticed a slight kno...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1D7HA18N62
got this truck towed in customer states cranks no start, we put in a crank sensor and now starts with a miss on #6. the customer had it at different shop came into us with wires exposed ecm not mounted ect... #6 coil wire was cut and soldered back at the coil ... Trouble codes: P0356
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2008 Dodge Sprinter 3500 3.0L A/C Compressor
Whats up guys. I need to know how much volts do the control module sends to the a/c compressor.the ac compressor is the clutchless type with the swashplate.i check the volts and i had 3.5 volts on the wire.thanks for help in advance
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2009 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14V99
This truck has rough low rpm idle up to 1800. No codes associated with misfire or anything. Performed a cylinder contribution test and found all cylinders contributing at idle. My question is about the cam phasor solenoid. Why is there only one on the passenge...
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2011 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Transmission Range Sensor VIN: 1FMCU9DG6B
Vehicle towed-in, no crank. PCM not enabling starter relay. No Security warning. Hooked up Ford IDS, determined PCM indicating a Transmission Range Sensor and/or circuit problem. IDS Datalogger PIDs indicating TRS 100Hz duty cycle, Drive, and current TRS fa...
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2013 Ford Focus S 2.0L MIL Lamp on
Help ...Very Strange Problem with this car..VIN of car is [...] for some reason IATN would not decode this vin... I have a strange problem...Car has a check engine lite on...When hook up scan tool to ALDL connector..every warning lite on dash comes...
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2007 GMC Sierra 1500 WT 5.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEC14057
ok I know this is crazy but this is a fleet vehicle and they want it fixed it only throws misfire codes at 5,000 rpm or more during hard accel and it shifts hard at that point also no misfires are felt only shown on tech 2 any ideas ?? Trouble codes: P0300
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2009 Hummer H3 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GTEN13E39
Concerned that the actuator solenoid was sticking I removed the solenoid and noted that the ports were "slimed" up with thick oil.) I replaced with an Echlin aftermarket brand and drove the vehicle for monitors to run. P0017 code came back. After talking to a... Trouble codes: P0017 (Exhaust Camshaft Position CMP Correlation)
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1993 Jaguar XJS 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJNW5746P
Hello everyone, I was wondering if someone can lead us in the right direction. We have a 93 Jag XJS which has a FF 12 displayed for the check engine light. We tested the Air Flow meter per diagnosis flow chart which is limited. It asked to test pin 5 for 12 vo... Trouble codes: 12 (air flow meter out of range)
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1997 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNLM81W5V
This vehicle was towed in as a no start. It has no fuel pressure or spark. It will not communicate with any scan tool. The only thing I have found is the 30a pcm fuse was blown. It instantly blows as soon as another fuse is installed. Has anyone else ran into ...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L Air suspension VIN: 4JGBB75E96
We replaced front struts, they leaked air and oil. After replacement, air goes to all air springs, they are very hard, but the car will no lift. We tried with Snap-on scanner every one seperetaly, but no luck. Any advise/help would be greatly appreciated. Pete...
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1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L fuel injectors VIN: JN8HD17Y8S
We replaced engine with a used engine from a 1994 model. We aren't getting injector pulse. vehicle runs on supplemental fuel. spark is good. powers and grounds at the computer seem good.
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2006 Nissan Xterra X 4.0L Electronic VIN: 5N1AN08W56
We purchased the Nissan NERS version 03.04.00 program from the Nissan site for $270 and downloaded it to my laptop. We then proceeded to the tabbed page "blank programming", on this page you are prompted to enter the first five digits of your part number in a ...
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2002 Saturn L200 2.2L Hvac VIN: 1G8JU54FX2
Customer came in with a/c not working properly during the day. A/c freon was too low to turn compressor on, but customer said a/c would work in the am. We found there was no freon we charged it and found it wasn't blowing cold. Hvac module was sorted out so we...
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2007 Suzuki Forenza 2.0L power locks VIN: KL5JD56Z77
have this forenza with a strange door lock problem. the power locks will intermittently just start jittering in the up position for no apparent reason while driving. I replaced the central lock module with no improvement. they will jitter with the drivers inte...
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2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L Electric Sliding Door VIN: 5TDZA23C56
This Van came in with the RF sliding door Inop. Cables frayed and damaged. Install new cable kit. The door will not shut all the way without a little help. It gets about 3/4 shut and will stop and then go open. If you just give it a little help it works fine. ...
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2004 Volvo S60 2.5T AWD 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RH59H94
Customer has complained that the vehicle will intermittently go into limp mode. When warm, the engine would sometime start in limp mode. Now the vehicle is constantly in limp, and has a very rough idle. Pulled code 91b7 with my Solus. Visually checked throttl... Trouble codes: P2111
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2011 Volvo S40 T5 R-Design 2.5L compressor VIN: YV1672MS4B
Hello Friends. I need help with this one. Came into my shop from another shop. Customer explained that only recharged A/C system, and works fine. Few days later stop working. I recovered the charge nad it was complete, so I recharged again, scanned system with...
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2008 Audi A4 2.0L Surge VIN: WAUZZZ8KX9
Thanks for the help, turned out this vehicle had two problems, the engine surge just above idle in P/N was caused by non prefect injector spray patterns. This engine has direct injection and at idle and light load goes into a stratifying fuel charge (I may not...
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2005 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L rear suspension VIN: 5UXFA13515
thanks every one, I replaced the joints on the lower arm its fixed for now I hope the noise doesn't come back
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2011 BMW X5 xDrive35i 3.0L long crank VIN: 5UXZV4C53B
Well I called the dealer, it seems this vehicle was not covered for any extended warranties, I believe that's for 2010 and down. I went ahead and replaced the hpfp (high pressure fuel pump) and that took care of the long start. I had also found a broken vacuum...
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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Sport 2.4L cluster VIN: 1G1AM18B28
Thanks for all those that replied. Fix ended up being TCM. Internal problem was bringing bus down. Verified this with heat gun. Let vehicle sit overnight till cool and then in the morning, key on removed TCM from bracket and applied heat. Took only about 20 se...
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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Headlights VIN: 3D7KU28C03
I found on this vehicle that the remote start headlight circuit to be at fault. It was wire in series from the back of the head light switch. I bypassed this circuit and replaced both headlight bulbs just in case. so far so good. I haven't heard back from him ...
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.7L Stall VIN: 1D7HA18D04
Thanks to all the replies. Sorry i do not have a fix for this vehicle yet. The customer took it to drive for a weekend and never had it act up yet so he has not brought it back to me. If it does act up i think we will find a weak LF WSS. Will give an update wh...
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2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FDXE45SX6
thanks to Richard and josh for bringing the fuel pump module on the frame anyways I tried one and fuel pump pressure is steady wow you guys are great thanks for the help the pump module was the problem thanks for everyone that took time to help Trouble codes: P0191.
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2008 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali 6.2L No Start VIN: 2GTEK63878
Thanks for all the help. At this point the customer has not returned and has opted to run it until it fails. I will update as if we end providing a repair. Thanks again, Mark Trouble codes: P0016.
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2010 Mazda 3 S 2.5L RF Tone Wheel VIN: JM1BL1S6XA
Thanks for all help! Bad wheel bearing. We must have damaged it when removing the axle. Axle was very hard to get out! Replaced bearing, Cleared codes, and final road test with no codes.
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1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Pats VIN: 2MEFM75WXW
Thank you for all the help. I installed another reman PCM, programmed it, and all is well. Fuel pump running the whole time the key is on is what really put the nail in the coffin for our reman PCM. Thanks everyone.
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1995 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Mechanical VIN: 1N4AB41D9S
Hello people, Several of you were right, it was a bad starter unit. It only took me three to find one that would work correctly, just love the remanufacturing quality. After I looked over all of your reply's I thought that maybe I had missed something when I w...
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1997 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L No Start VIN: 4T1BF22K7V
I found that the PCM is bad on the car. Customer hasn't responded to phone calls and I will have to take action to remove the car and get paid diagnostic fees.
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