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2007 BMW X5 3.0si 3.0L Electronic
I have a 2007 BMW X5 that the air on the passengers side when on ac feels a little warmer then the drivers side. I went into the I-drive and set the face vent to cold that did not help. I used the scanner and found the vent temp on the pass side is 20 degrees ...
2003 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L No communication VIN: 1GCGG25V03
I have this van in for inspection. I can not communicate with vehicle via scan tool or inspection computer. I have checked powers and grounds all are good. At DLC pin 16 showing battery voltage, 4 and 5 show good ground with no drop, pin 2, our serial data lin...
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD WT 6.0L Left Turn Signal VIN: 1GCHK43K89
Ok I obviously don't have a good working understanding of how the electrical system on this truck works. I have interior fuse (#6-LT Stop Turn) that blows every time I turn on the left turn signal. Ive unplugged the front head light assembly, the tail light as...
2011 Chevrolet Aveo LS 1.6L Cam And Crank Coorelation VIN: KL1TD5DE7B
After timing belt replacement the engine light cam on with a code p0017. We took it back apart down to the belt and found the exhaust cam was 1 tooth off. Reset timing and put it back together and now is setting a p0016 code and has a slight rough idle. Just n...
2012 Chevrolet Captiva Sport LS 2.4L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNAL2EK7C
Good morning all Customer took this vehicle to autozone and they told her it needed a throttle body, I came up with these codes ,but she insisted on throttle body so I replaced throttle body with one from a dealer,asked about warranty on old one and they said ... Trouble codes: P2128, P2138
2008 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3KA43H88
Care Came Here With 2 Codes, P3441 & P3449. Check It Over And Neither Solenoid Was Good (Ohm Check)So Removed Intake And Replace Solenoids. P3441 Is Gone But Can't Get Rid Of P3449. Activated #7 With Scan Tool And Checked With Test Light. Nothing At Solenoid O... Trouble codes: P3349 (MDS Cylinder 7)
1966 Ford F-250 Pickup 5.9L Headlights VIN: F26YKA4590
Customer brought truck in stating that driving down road headlights would go out. Customer would pull over and let cool then lights would come back on. Replaced headlight and dimmer switch, done fine for couple days then customer called back with same problem....
2005 Ford Five Hundred Limited 3.0L Stays at idle VIN: 1FAFP25125
Vehicle came in running fine but would intermittently throw these codes.Original throttle body was binding up so I replaced it.Came back after 70 miles and had P2112 and P2104. Figuring it was a bad reman I slapped another one in and on my test drive codes cam... Trouble codes: P2111 (Throttle stuck open), P2112 (Throttle stuck closed), P2104 (Throttle actuator limited)
2013 Ford F-150 STX 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTFX1EF7D
Truck limped in. No power poor idle, stall. p0300, p0302, p0304, p0308 codes. Hard to start, need to feather pedal to start engine and build up rpm's. Once you get it to rev, it idles fine. Engine bogs when you try to accelerate. When I ran koer test, p0505 sh... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire)
2007 GMC Sierra 3500 Classic SLT 6.6L motor VIN: 1GTHK33D87
Tapping noise from engine area all the time. Noise does seem at time to be very little after warm up. Vehicle runs fine. Does not misfire or smoke. Noise is not a double tap as when injectors are going out. I ran my scanner and tried to cancel and isolate the ...
2002 Honda Accord SE 2.3L ignition VIN: 1HGCG32062
I'm stumped obviously...the symptoms point to the igniter/ignition module, got another to test with, same results..no spark...The signal on the wire from the PCM to the distributor is there but erratic...no codes are being set. Where to look/test from here?
2010 Hyundai Accent GLS 1.6L Misfire VIN: KMHCN4AC0A
this car come from used car dealer misfire number 1 at the time it misfire there is no signal to injector number one i cut and slide wire from ecm to injector still not working by the way when it cold all injector working fine until engine warm up then it will... Trouble codes: P0301
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L throttle in limp in mode VIN: 1J8HCE8265
Good day dear Friends I have some difficulties with Grand Cherokee 2005 year, 5.7L HEMI engine. The first diagnose showed the following defects (DTC) P0507 Idle speed performance higher than expected and P2173 high airflow /vacuum leak detected. The customer ...
2006 Lexus LX470 4.7L Electronic VIN: JTJHT00W36
Thankyou in advance. The AC is not working, it has auto AC. I reclaimed and recharged and am not getting power to the compressor. I am trying to locate the MC CLT Relay. Alldata and Mithell show it in the Engine Room R/B - Left. The diagram is totally differen...
1993 Lincoln Town Car Jack Nicklaus 4.6L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1LNLM82W7P
This car is driving me crazy I need help, The issue is that when cold and starting off the car runs poorly and cuts out, like it is being held back, I have checked compression, checked fuel pressure, checked back pressure on the drivers side. When checking bac...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Crankshaft Pulley VIN: JA4LS21H31
Thanks in Advance for any replies. have an issue with the Crankshaft bolt backing out. After original T/B job was done vehicle went for 9 months with No issues. Came back with loose crank bolt and sheared drift pin on crank shaft pulley. Replaced gear and tigh...
2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L Differential VIN: WP1AB29P94
This vehicle is exhibiting a very strange rotational noise between 15-20mph. Kinf of a dry clicking or clunking, no matter whether accelerating or decelerating, turning left or right. We ran it on the hoist and was able to duplicate the noise, it was resoundin...
2002 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 4S3BH80622
Vehicle came in complaint running rough , CEL on, misfire recorded on bank 2 side. found fuel trims to be -10 long term, -20 short term on bank 2 side. replaced air fuel ratio sensor to no effect & performed complete tune up. vehicle was overdue on oil change/... Trouble codes: P0302, P0304, P0306
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Engine VIN: 4T1BG22K6X
I am replacing the engine with a used unit because #1 and #4 rods have spun bearings. MY PROBLEM IS INJECTOR FITMENT. I was told this was a 5s-fe same engine by the junkyard, it is a JDM engine 55k miles. Original engine has a returnless fuel rail. Replacement...
2002 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L Stall VIN: 5TEGN92N82
when the shifter is moved from park to neutral the engine will die. starts right up and idles ok most all of the time. there are no codes. I did notice that sometimes the brake warning light on the dash will glow in park and neutral when the brake is applied. ...
2007 Toyota Prius Touring 1.5L door locks door ajar light on VIN: JTDKB20U87
hope someone out there can help me with this. when testing at conector at junction block which has bcm built into it i have batt voltage coming out on the pins going to front door switches and when open doors they go to ground. the rear door switch terminals h...
2007 Toyota RAV4 2.4L struts VIN: JTMZD33V37
put car on lift to replace alternator.let car down .now 2 front struts stuck. front suspension is stiff cant bounce car. this is the 3rd car like that after letting down from lift.
2009 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L vibration under acce VIN: WVWFD71K89
hi good afternoon I have a 09 vw gti automatic when I accelerate hard I get a vibration in car I feel it in the steering wheel and dash but when I give it gas lightly or easily it does not shake the wheel and dash, I inspected all mounts none of them are torn ...

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2006 Acura RL 3.5L Service Light
1988 Bentley Eight 6.7L ride height VIN: SCBZE02B6J
Thanks for the help, I moved the bar and at first I saw no change but when I came in the next morning the car was sitting better I road tested the car and all is good just need to do a little more tweaking to get it perfect. Thanks again Bob
2004 Chevrolet Epica LS 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: KL1VB52L44
I believe I have found the cause affecting the idle. I entered the vehicle as a 2004 Suzuki Verona 2.5L which allowed me to get in the factory side of things. I ended up finding several codes in the TCM & ECM the didn't come up in Global. P0700, P1673, P167... Trouble codes: P0121 (Throttle position A circuit range/performance), P1512 (Idle Speed Control ISC System).
2004 Chevrolet Aveo 1.6L Misfire VIN: KL1TD62644
Got a new Gates belt. I see why these belts has to be changed at 60,000 miles. They can strink or stretch. We kept working till we got marks perfect and turned 2 times loosened water pump reset to tighten tensioner to the notch. Checked compression and it's 15... Trouble codes: P0300 (Missfire), P0420.
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT LT 4.2L transfer case VIN: 1GNET16574
Transfer case had 2 bad bearings letting shaft move back and forth in case. customer went with a reman case
2002 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.8L Cyl. 9 VIN: 1FDAF57S92
I'm Going To Close This For Now. Customer Took Vehicle And Is Going To Run It With Some Seafoam Added To The Fuel. He Now Claims He Had Put Some In The Tank Prior To Bring It To Me And It Seemed To Be Helping It. (??) Ok. If I See It Again I Will Pull The H...
2004 Ford Freestar Limited 4.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA58254
I want to thank you all for the help I am very grateful this is the first time I used the help line/ this is a summary of what was wrong with the car customer complained about ck engine light an transmission dragging sometimes vehicle had code P1336 cam/crank... Trouble codes: P1336.
2006 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FAFP56U76
Ok so far i had to replace the a/c compressor for a different issue.The surge is now gone. Thanks for all of the help.
1998 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L no reverse, moving in neutral VIN: JHLRD186XW
Thanks for all the tips guys we did fix the transmission. John was right there was a clearance problem.The first gear was being locked to the shaft by using too thick of an oring on the inner grove on the shaft. Our reasoning was with no pressure at any tap po...
1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Radiator fans VIN: 2HGEJ8548X
Thanks for the help. Sorry I did not word this well in my original post. What I was trying to determine was if there was a common place for wires to get damage going to the condenser fan. Fan tested fine. Compressor was fine. Pressures changed because the fan...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Compressor VIN: 2HKRL18062
As always lots of great replies.After looking closer I could understand the pressure reading I was getting.Without further dis assemble to check for restrictions I have to agree that the condenser was plugged.The salesman for our supplier said that the counter...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L power VIN: WDBUF65J63
Hello all, I received a number of helpful replies for this issue, all were much appreciated. A couple of Techs mentioned a possible eis problem as well as a possible s.a.m. problem. everyone however, said first and foremost to try a different key. After con...
2008 Mini Cooper S 1.6L 1 to 2 shift VIN: WMWMF73548
The problem ended up being a bad knock in the engine due to a blown head gasket between 3 & 4 cylinders and tripping a knock sensor code only, no misfire codes. The engine amazingly ran pretty good. We had compression readings between 3 & 4 cylinders at 100 ps...
2007 Pontiac Torrent 3.4L Converter VIN: 2CKDL73F77
I had no luck with vehicle I im closing this post for now if have any important info I will update the post. thank you
2011 Ram 2500 Laramie 6.7L Power Mirrors VIN: 3D7UT2CL9B
Problem was in the mirror itself. Strange that I could move it with the power probe. My thinking is perhaps something going on in there causing the signal for the LIN to be interrupted. I found that the signal from DDM to the mirror would not change state for ...
2003 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L High Beam Headlights VIN: YS3ED49Z33
Thanks to Justin, Yuval and Rick. They nailed the issue of no high beam operation. Vehicle has Xenon lights and the high/low shutters were stuck on low beam because of bits of glass from previous bulb replacement. Didn't know about the shutters for the high be...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWDE61J92
Verified square wave pattern on the purple/yellow wire at the cam sensor. Showed good pattern. Removed timing chain tensioner and found the lower nylon shoe was totally worn away. The cam would actually move out of alignment on start-up even though we still ha... Trouble codes: P1340.
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