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2002 BMW 530i 3.0L instrument cluster VIN: WBADT63412
hi just looking for some input before I start digging into this one...customer states that all the dash warning lights come on by themselves.it happens while there driving,it has also happen when the key isn't in the ignition, I haven't seen it happen yet of c...
2004 BMW 645Ci 4.4L Dynamic Drive VIN: WBAEH73474
Hi. Could use some guidance. Getting hard codes 5D54, 5D55 & 5D57 from my Launch. ( Modis is of no help ) Mitchell has nothing to offer as well as when I called their tech help. I looked on the internet, but not getting any clues as to what I should be testing...
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L A/C Compressor VIN: WBAVB17546
Customer complains of no AC.. Ac compressor will not energize!! Tested for Power to Compressor None but the ground is good... Scan Tool data in the JBE is showing 6.8 Bar at pressure sensor and 0.0 volts at pressure sensor. Data through the IHKA IS showing 0 b...
2004 Chevrolet SSR 5.3L top, windows VIN: 1GCES14P54
Customer has three different complaints. 1. when stepping on throttle hard the oil pressure drops to zero, it will do this on cue for me as well and you don't have to be moving. The instrument panel throws a loss of oil pressure code. I believe this is the pre...
2014 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L drivers air bag VIN: 1GNSK2EC8F
I'm looking for info. on removal of 2015 chevy Tahoe drivers air bag... not like previous Chevrolet.
2005 Dodge Caravan SXT 3.3L axle seal VIN: 1D4GP25R55
Hi Guys and girls. I have a 2005 Caravan that came in with a leaking right side axle seal.after replacing it with an aftermarket one it came back leaking again. We then put in an oem one. Still leaking. We even tried a new axle since we had replaced it about a...
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Dash Lights VIN: 1FTRW08L71
This truck came in with battery drain problem. The far left potion of the dash, ( oil/ temp light, check engine light, digital odometer light ) stays on dim with no key in ignition..All fuses are good. Customer has replaced Alternator, Ignition switch, battery...
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Unknown VIN: 1FAFP34P53
just got a little ford focus in that the transmission jerks hard when I engage it into drive or reverse, The thing pops and twists hard like all the mounts are bad but I have already replaced them all. Idle is normal mounts are new. Wondering if a new valve bo...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 5.4L leak VIN: 1FTSW205X5
This transmission leaks when pulling a landscaping trailer, the fluid just pours out near the top rear. When the rear wheels are put on jack stands, there is no leak at all. When driving without a trailer it leaks just a little. The fluid hits the exhaust pipe...
2007 Ford F650 5.9L No crank to start VIN: 3FRNF65E47
No voltage signal to starter relay. 12V from ignition switch in the crank position. 12V at 5A fuse on inside fuseblock on crank. Fuses and connections clean and tight at battery area. When jumping starter relay the engine cranks and runs but trans light on and...
2007 Ford Fusion SE 2.3L Unknown VIN: 3FAHP07Z57
Gear ratio reads 1.29/1 in 2nd gear which means its jumping right to 3rd gear, because that is gear ratio for 3rd gear. Had software flash done.rebuilt trans,My question is this, I want to use the pressure taps for testing but have no information on anything r...
2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1HGCM66505
Car came in for student lab work in vocational setting. Fuel pump relay was removed for testing and failed due to control coil reading 0-2 ohms. When reinstalling relay the car failed to start. Replacement of relay did not correct problem. Jumping the outp...
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L ABS Module VIN: 1J4HR58255
I have posted this in the Technical discussion Forum also. I have a 05 Grand Cherokee that's kicking my butt. Originally came in with an ABS code C2200 - ABS Module Internal Fault. It may have had a few other codes, but this is usually a code of death. So I r...
2007 Lincoln MKZ 3.5L Safety VIN: 3LNHM26T17
car came in with air bag light on. [...]. replaced module per Mitchell. no change now have 2 codes. b1342 and b2290. I feel that pressue switch is bad. it never show some sitting in seat. thought pressure switch came with cushion. but dealer says other wi...
2008 Mercedes-Benz GL320 CDI 3.0L abs VIN: 4JGBF22E68
We have this Mercedes that seems to engage both the Traction Control (TCS) and the ABS fairly easily. When performing a moderate to heavy acceleration, the TCS will engage and the Exclamation Point will flash. In addition, when performing a moderate to heavy b...
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D7V
The first time we found the passage in the intake clogged behind the IAC. Cleaned it out and noticed a significant r.p.m. drop. Second time the EGR solenoid would intermittently malfunction, although it worked perfectly the first time. This time we find nothin... Trouble codes: P0400 (Egr system problem)
2013 Nissan Murano SV 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AZ1MW6D
im hoping for some guidance or help with 2013 nissan murano 3.5L car came into dealer for rough run and mil on found vacuum leak at broken vacuum line under engine cover at a vacuum control solenoid and dtc's p0300 multiple cylinder misfire and p0171 system le... Trouble codes: P0300, P0171
2003 Pontiac Vibe GT 1.8L engine VIN: 5Y2SN62L43
Hello. I have this 2003 Pontiac Vibe with the 2zzge 1.8l that came in with the check engine light on with misfire code for number 3 cylinder . also the engine had a lump to it when cranking over. Number 3 cylinder had low compression and 80 percent leakage thr...
2001 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Timing Chains VIN: WP0CA29861
Hi Porsche techs. Need some expert advise on this one. We are a MB BMW shop and do a few Porsche on request. This is a low mileage one owner but a year around daily driver. Normal commute 1 mile home to work and mile back. Towed in for heavy oil smoke. Replace...
2013 Ram 5500 SLT 6.7L Hvac VIN: 3C7WRMAL3D
Need some help on this monster!! a/c climate control will not turn on. This truck has led screen that ties in with a/c and radio. When i scan for codes it will not communicate with hvac module. Found codes u0143 and u0164. I think i might have a bad hvac modul...
2005 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L Stall VIN: 1G8AN12F05
This vehicle originally came in for intermittent lack of power and Service Engine Soon light on. Retrieved a P0336 code and was unable to reproduce any problems after multiple days and test drives. The wiring and connectors looked fine at the CKP sensor and PC... Trouble codes: P0327 (Knock sensor circuit low frequency), P0336 (Crankshaft Position Sensor low frequency)
2007 Saturn Sky Red Line 2.0L air bag system VIN: 1G8MG35X27
Hi to all in the community. My personal car. Problem started travelling with my co-pilot (my 45LB dog) in the passenger seat. Hit a bump and "service air bag" came up in the DIC along with the air bag light. Flickered and went off. Later came on solid. Restart...
1990 Volvo 240 2.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: YV1AA8845L
Another inherited pile, owner is a friend of our porter and they worked previously on the car. Owner bought the car non running, and replaced the outside fuel pump and according to them, it ran great, then they took the car to some guy to replace the Ac compr... Trouble codes: 224 (Coolant temp sensor)

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2000 Ford Focus Sony Limited Edition 2.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP3639Y
the customer finally decided to spend the money on a fuel pump. thanks to everybody who replied, Bill, Robert, Nigel and Randolph said the pressure was low. After installing the pump, I had 35 psi at idle.
2002 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FMNU42F02
Thanks for the good replies. They convinced me that I needed to pull the tank to find the problem. The top of the tank was covered with pecan shells and the squirrels had chewed through the yellow wire in the sending unit causing the gauge to read empty. Th...
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L severe lack of power VIN: 1FTSS34L82
checked everything motor related,timing,compression.exhaust.etc. trans shop didnt think it was trans related. customer took vehicle to ford dealer/they said it was definitly the trans. waiting to see if customer goes for repair. customer will let me know. than...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L oil pressure VIN: 1FDWE35P36
finally fixed... Andrew from NM hit the nail on the head, the low pressure relief valve was stuck open. Pulled the allen head bolt out and spring shot across the shop. Had second front cover and pulled the pressure relief valve out and spring tension was next ...
2013 Ford F-150 STX 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTFX1EF7D
So, after looking at this truck on my way out the door Friday evening and posting for help, reading all the very helpful comments and then feeling like a dummy for the rest of the weekend, I couldn't wait to get in on Monday and simply unplug the MAF. And, of ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire).
2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7L brake pedal VIN: 2HGES16553
sorry for the delay but the fix was re torqueing the pedal assembly to proper speck it felt tight by hand but the bolts were loose enough for the assembly to move
2003 Hyundai Elantra GT 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN55D23
Thanks everyone well replaced both sensor oem and found no leak add ground wire CODE still keep coming back.i end up issue wavier for emmision inspection.code keep coming back still unsolved mistry. Trouble codes: P0133.
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GX48S42
This one is fixed. Talk about going on a wild goose chase. Replaced the TPS and put everything back together, road test was a success. I originally had some tps codes and no cruise and hard upshift. I even ordered a new TPS and told my tech to start testing. T... Trouble codes: P0121 (Tps voltage doesnt agree with map), P0123 (Tps voltage high).
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L abs VIN: WDBRF61J61
This car is fixed! As many of you suggested I needed to do the road test sequence! Followed the sequence and the lights went out! Thanks for all the help!
2006 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1G8AZ55F96
map sensor was reading but not responding after rechecking everything this was sticking out and replaced sensor car fixed
2008 Saturn Vue XR 3.6L master cylinder VIN: 3GSDL63708
i would like to thank everyone for the help the fix for this problem was the rod in the brake booster just had to be adjusted down after we did that test drove vehicle and has been fine ever since
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Engine VIN: 4T1BG22K6X
Ok, I'm sorry to say that customer has decided to scrap the vehicle. He wanted me to put a new crank and bearings in it, but I talked him out of that idea with all the metal in this engine and showed him cam journals. We made this decision because we discovere...
2010 Volkswagen CC Sport 2.0L Water Pump VIN: WVWMN7AN8A
We found that this is very common to this 2.0 turbo and it seems that the pressure created from pump at higher rpm's gets high in the plastic pump housing where it bolts to the block under intake. The housing is thin plastic at the top center and at the bottom...
2004 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L Timing VIN: YV1RS59VX4
As suggested by many, and although we do not do a lot of Volvo's, we went and got the timing tool and it made things a lot easier. Thanks to all for the feed back.
2011 Volvo S40 T5 R-Design 2.5L compressor VIN: YV1672MS4B
Hello Friends. Sorry for the delay. First I want to thank you all for taking time to help me. It wasn´t a good repair because I didn't find the cause of the failure. I decided to remove all the dashboard and then returned in my steps cleaning and reconnectin...
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