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2003 Acura TL 3.2L brakes VIN: 19UUA56653
Vehicle came in from another shop that they just replace a section of the two rear brake line. It had brakes but brake pedal travel very far down. I re-bled the brake system until there's no air; still doing the same thing. I replace with an new brake master c...
2009 Audi A4 Quattro 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUMK78K79
I need some help from the AUDI Techs. This car has us stumped. The car originally came in with three fault codes. #1 P2070 - Intake tuning valve stuck open. (A new Solenoid valve for this unit fixed this code, We also assumed that this would fix the other two ... Trouble codes: P0068 (Throttle Position Correlation), P307A
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Cuts out
This BMW will not idle. You can start it and put your foot on the gas and hold it at 1500-2000 RPM. I put a smoke machine on the intake through the brake booster port and nothing came out. But smoke comes out of the oil cap if I take it off while smoke machine...
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Battery light. VIN: 5UXFB33513
I have an 03 Bmw x5 with a 4.4L motor. Was driving and battery light came on. Test Battery and it was good. Test Alternator and it is good. Swapped battery and alternator out and still light is on. From what I can see with the wiring diagram. One wire from alt...
2005 Chrysler 300 C 5.7L compressor VIN: 2C3AA63H15
hey guys & gals. I'm having a problem with a 300c with the a/c not turning on. the system is full, the pressure pid in the scanner is 101psi, the relay is good & when ground is applied to it, the a/c works. I checked the resistance of the evaperator temp senso...
2008 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 6.7L tempeture VIN: 3D7KS28A58
What would cause the high side pressure to come down to 80 or 90 when going down the road at speed and it works good at slower speeds and sitting in the shop?
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L power windows VIN: 1FTDX1767V
can't belive i didn't find this in my search but does anyone have the color code for the windows at the doors and the circuit breaker or relay locations for this.no power at doors but door locks work fine. any help is very much appreciated in advance. thought ...
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTNE24L4Y
van came back with p0301 pulled spark plug and ground tip was bent. Looked in cylinder with camera and could not see anything in cylinder. Replaced plug and ran good. No noises in engine, fuel trim and timing was good. Came back again with p0301 plug ground be... Trouble codes: P0301
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L long crank VIN: 1FTWW31P45
The work order says this truck has a long crank after a hot soak. When scanned there were no codes. When I enter data logger I can see that FICM sync is the issue here. HPOP oil pressure is not the problem. When cranking and a long crank occurs the FICM sync s...
2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM66534
Vehicle came in and will only idle. Accelerator pedal does not react. Customer replaced APP sensor under the assumption that was the problem. Every 5v reference sensor is throwing a code for low voltage. My data stream is showing 0.00 for every PID (ect and ia... Trouble codes: P2122, P2127, P0107, P0117, P0112, P2228
2006 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5L cam or rocker VIN: 2HJYK16426
hi all.first time here sry if i missed something.this vehicle had previous engine issues ,rods ,and piston problems.had deep knock,overhaul got rid of it for a few months ,now top end ticking noise has appeared.thats when the timing belt and components replace...
2003 Hyundai Elantra GT 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN55D23
thanks everyone code p0133 keep coming back replace both sensor and fix leak between sensor. check leak with smoke machine no leak what so ever. reset light road tested to set monitors code p0133 came back.i use both bosch sensor. should I use oem sensor. Trouble codes: P0133
2005 Hyundai Accent GLS 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG35C05
thanks in advance. this one is for anyone with Hyundai problems. code P0650. the code is cleared and comes back as monitors are being set. modis describes fault as a pcm issue. It has been changed still sets the mil for p0650 and p0650 only. when codes are cle... Trouble codes: P0650
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L compressor clutch VIN: 1J4GW48N73
veh. has had 4 compressors installed by other shops along with every piece to ac system from evaporator to condenser and all hoses but still burns up compressor clutch after 2 to 3 days of replacing compressor not sure where to go from here anyone had issues l...
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L left axle VIN: 1J4HR58N65
This 200F differential is trying to win. I had to replace the steering gear which required dropping the front differential assembly. I needed to replace the axle seals anyway. All was going fine until I got to the left axle. I can't get that thing to pop out o...
2005 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L Misfire VIN: SALAD25485
auto was towed in runs real bad. customer put coils on it. don't know how bad it ran before. my problem is. the new coils do not match firing order that Mitchell shows.i don't have old coils.but the new ones he put on shows the numbers on each tower and they a...
2006 Lexus RX400h 3.3L Engine VIN: JTJHW31U86
Vehicle was a salt water flood vehicle water line was just below Hybird batteries . Can not get vehicle in Ready Mode. Only codes in vehicle is C1515 Torque Sensor zero point adjustment undone & C1525 Rotation angle sensor undone. Need to know what criteria fo...
2009 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 5.5L Mechanical VIN: WDDDJ72X19
Hey guys this is my bosses Mercedes-Benz and the engine locked up on it so he went and about another same Mercedes that was wrecked and had me replace engine and transmission from the same car so here's my question what do I need to program or initialize in or...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3N1CB51D41
Installed a used engine in this vehicle due to overheat damage of previous engine. Engine will hesitate and blow black smoke out the tailpipe on acceleration, intermittently. while this is happening short term fuel trims go -25% both banks. Usually only does i...
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1G2WP52K12
Customer brought this to me with a slightly rough idle. I first took the oil fill cap off as he recently replaced lower intake gasket and replaced plenum. The engine almost immediately died and I could hear vacuum coming from the oil fill cap. Somehow vacuum i...
2005 Volvo V70 2.4 2.4L wheel speed sensor VIN: YV1SW61265
Hi guys, I have a possible easy one for you but wanted to bounce it off of someone else before in case any of you have seen this and can comment on it. I have a 2005 V70 with ABS code 0022 (r/f wheel speed sensor malfunction, mechanical)and engine code 510D (v...

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2002 Bentley Arnage RL 6.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: SCBLC31E72
thanks Jonathan for your help. That is exactely where the problem is and the used car sales place is going to add irontite to and let it go Trouble codes: P0128, P0300, P0301, P0455.
2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Transmission VIN: WBABN53492
Got this one done. Transmission selector position sensor is in the park neutral safety switch. I was able to replace without any internal disassembly. Thanks for the help guys.
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFB33513
I have went through everything from swapping injectors, coils and plugs. The one thing I found this car was hit in the left front. I did find the injector connections missing the clips that hold them in. Hoping possible bad connection. I have been driving the ... Trouble codes: P1351.
2007 BMW 328i 3.0L restrain system VIN: WBAVA33567
Hi once again, I want to thanks to each one that took the time to share information with me, you guys are correct on this one, my problem is the connector, looks likely when battery was replace, disconnected this connector with out release the lock tab, so whe...
2012 BMW 535i 3.0L right front side view camera VIN: WBAFR7C53C
The new camera has to be coded. The body shop took the car back and reinstalled the old camera,which only had cosmetic damage not visible on the outside of vehicle,and it works correctly now. Thanks for all the replies.
2007 Dodge Charger SXT 3.5L upper plenum VIN: 2B3KA43G77
Replaced upper plenum, came with throttle body, both solenoids/actuators, map sensor and gasket and bolts. Thanks to all who responded.
2008 Lincoln Town Car Signature Limited 4.6L Surge, accelerates VIN: 2LNHM82W18
We received a wealth of information from various members on this issue.It is a tough one due to the fact that there is a class action lawsuit in Federal court concerning the unintended acceleration. We have a throttle body ordered and will replace it and re...
2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1BV28U74
thanks to all. the problem was the instrument cluster connector was making a bad connection. I started to take the cluster out & while I was taking it apart I noticed that the turn signal started to work so figured that when I wiggle the harness behind the clu... Trouble codes: U1001 (can communication), U1000 (can communication), P1706 (P/N Switch circuit signal not changing), P1574 (ASCD speed sensor ECU/ICC signal diff), P0462 (fuel level sensor).
2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L No Start, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1N6AD06W46
We knew we had a number 6 cylinder misfire when this problem was happening, it did not change with swapping coils and we replace the plugs. We decided to sway injectors with number 5 cylinder and pulled fuel rail, noticed a bit of dirt in the rail, clean the r... Trouble codes: P0300 (multi misfire).
2008 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2G2WP55288
Performed a leak down test and found #6 cylinder to have a leak, removed valve cover and checked valve stem heights and both looked ok and compared to other on that bank and all looked the same. Customer declined to go any further at that point so I do not kn... Trouble codes: P0300.
1992 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Stall VIN: JT3VN39W7N
replaced the engine control module[pcm]ecm]and alla!fired right up and stayed running.this veh.had its moments but afer i checked out original engine the problem was the same as this.fuel regulator was ok o i went to pcm/ecm and noticed it clickin on and off a...
2008 Volvo XC90 3.2 3.2L Engine VIN: YV4CY98228
Shame on me for not having all of the OEM data on this job. Thanks to you guys, I found the error of my ways. I did, indeed have the lip installed the wrong way. I was unaware of the install tool, and had the lip of the seal stretched to the outside of the sha...
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