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2004 Acura TL 3.2L Unknown VIN: 19UUA66254
hi every body out there.i have this car for a week there is something i dond get why when car is cold when puting on drive wont move ,after put i L1 and come back to drive drives normal no problem.i will be grateful for any help. jerry
2008 Audi Q7 Premium 3.6L compressor VIN: WA1BY74L18
replaced hight pressure switch. cleared codes and recharged system.code comes right back and compressor does not turn on. We can't find any info on this code.
2006 BMW 530i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBANE735X6
Electric water pump leaked into connector and wicked up to dme.Bad corrosion and no communication etc.Replaced above parts and now will replace dme.My question is can a used dme from another car be programmed to this vin.Or must we purchase a new dme and have ...
2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8L no power from ignition switch to starter VIN: 1G4HD57267
we have this 07 buick lucerne 3.8 at times it will start wile running engine will shudder and stall then no start we powered pull wire to starter and starter will engage with key on engine cranks but no start condition scanned for codes no codes help!!
1992 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, pinging VIN: 1G1YY23P4N
Came in with a bad (dead, non-op) ignition control module and an intermittent runnning out of power climbing long hills complaint. Replaced the ICM and went on an extensive road test where I got the vehicle to act up. It would buck, jerk and ping. It would som...
1995 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L 2-3 shift
Hoping someone can give some guidance. Got a 4L60e that I just overhauled for slipping reverse and 2-3 shift problems. The low/reverse clutches were wasted. I expected to find the 3-4's gone as well but they were intact. Went ahead and built the unit and took ...
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L MIL Lamp on, VIN: 1GCEK19R1T
Customer's complaint was Speedometer and cruise don't work and transmission not shifting intermittently. Found that PCM data showed no VSS speed until engine warmed up, then it would start working. Scoped VSS signal and found 5 volts on VSS signal wire on star... Trouble codes: P0161 (O2 heater circuit Bank 2 Sensor 2), P0500 (VSS circuit), P0502 (VSS sensor low/No signal)
2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L control VIN: 2G1WH55K71
complaint: A/C stopped blowing cold at the exact time the temp guage dropped to cold while driving on hwy. Vehicle was completely warmed up . Called for appointment. Next day called and said Check engine light came on. Code was coolant temp sensor . Sensor was...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Starting VIN: 1GNDT13S52
Engine will start and run for about 2 seconds like a theft problem-however it is not!!-I have no front power windows,radio,door locks-however those will work when the engine is running for about 2 secs-they stop working as soon as the engine stalls-only code i...
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...
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD WT 6.6L Cuts out VIN: 1GCHK29638
changed fuel filter with dealer oem filter and primed by cracking bleeder screw and pumping primer until solid flow of fuel from bleeder. test drove and vehicle runs out of fuel on hard acceleration. on snap on verus fuel pressure command is 180 with actual dr... Trouble codes: 0087 (low fuel pressure in rail)
2012 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C4RC1BG1C
i went through P0441 code chart,and purge solenoid appeared stuck open at times,replace it and code returned,smoke tested evap system and replaced ESIM switch,and code returned. Trouble codes: P0441
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.9L lamp out message VIN: 3D7KU28C84
ok, truck came in with complaint of the lamp out message on the dash which of course figured gonna be a super quick and easy fix, started off with checking all the lamps, all burning normally, next we notice the turn signals work fine and no lamp out message u...
2007 Ford Edge SEL 3.5L Loss of refrigerant VIN: 2FMDK49C17
This is a friend of mines vehicle, she was complaining of the a/c being inop. Found compressor clutch not engaging. Checked system pressures and found no charge in system. Added dye and recharged. Retest, A/C now functions normally. Inspected for any obvious l...
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FDSF30558
came from 2 other shops, that replaced 5 fuel pumps in a row never left the shop oem., bogs down, no power, hot under load . this is reading warm with no problem FRP at 40 psi, FP% 40 psi, FRP DSD 40%.readings under med, heavy load hot FRP 6psi, fp% 41 ,FRP DS... Trouble codes: P0148, P0171, P0191, P0300, P0581
2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L Windows, Seats, Door locks
GM Tech's This is a new one! The customer installed a dealer supplied GM instrument cluster. After installing it he had no power windows, seats, radio, most of the cluster was...dark. He called me to program it. When I got to the "site" I found myself down in ...
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 ...
2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1HGCP36899
Customer complains the car is only getting 15 miles per gallon. Car runs perfect has no codes stft is never above + or - .95% on both banks ltft is never more than +or- 5%. Did a fuel quality test has no water or alcohol in the gas. She always purchases her ga...
2014 Hyundai Equus Signature 5.0L Window Reset VIN: KMHGH4JH5F
Vehicle was hit RR, replaced quarter panel, taillight,bumper cover. LS windows go up with auto up,but when the top is reached cycle back down. I can inch them up by pulling up on bottom multiple times. Window indicator light stays on on dash. I have done the r...
2004 Lexus ES330 3.3L Hesitation VIN: JTHBA30G44
Code 2121 set and vehicle went into limp mode with very little throttle response. Ran fine before the check engine light came on and the traction control and stability icons illuminated. The electronic throttle control sensor is $800 and the accelerator pedal ... Trouble codes: P2121
2004 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L steering wheel VIN: JM3LW28A24
help I actually have 2 of these vans in shop with same problem. steering wheel shifts 4 inches to the right when accelerating most times but van goes strait, does not always happen on accel. it can happen at any time. it is very disturbing to drive. steering w...
2006 Mercury Mariner Luxury 3.0L door locks, cluster, chime, interior lights, 4wd VIN: 4M2CU571X6
hey guys appreciate your help in advance. i have an extremely intermittent car doing all sorts of crazy things. i inherited this vehicle from another tech after a lot of computers were replaced. i have not gotten into any diagnosis here and i apologize in adva...
2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF73547
car came in it would barely run. we replaced a defective connector for maf sensor, replaced fuse rail for a bad high pressure sensor. the high pressure pump is working properly. smoke test found a leak in the hose between the intake and valve cover(crankcase v... Trouble codes: 2B64
2007 Pontiac G5 GT 2.4L Extended crank time VIN: 1G2AN15B97
Swapped engine with used. Original engine overheated to the point of melting the intake manifold studs through the manifold. When we installed the replacement engine the ckp plug was damaged. We repaired the end and got the used engine started fine, the tachom... Trouble codes: P0355
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start VIN: JT2SK12EXR
vehicle came in no start. has code 12 vehicle doesn't have any spark. check voltage to ignition coil and igniter while cranking, 12 volts. put oscilloscope on ne signal and g2 coming out of distributor (cam and crank signals) flat line. also put oscilloscope o... Trouble codes: 10 (no rpm signal to ecu while cranking)
2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Power Brake VIN: JT3HN87R5Y
Truck came in with loosing power brake after kwick 3 stops, on a fourth on its like you lost vacume to power booster.
2007 Toyota Prius Touring 1.5L Starting VIN: JTDKB20U77
We replaced used engine as the original was knocking. Now , unable to start engine, the dash light is not showing ready to start. All lights and fuses are good. Hold brake peddle, push power, wait for dash lights, to confirm ready, and not receiving any signal...
2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5L Info display VIN: 4T1BK36B07
Hi, hoping for some insight from some Toyota/Lexus guys. I have a very well cared for, low mileage Avalon that has the 5" X 5" multi-information display showing a blue screen with nothing displayed except for two horizontal lines and the letter F in the lower ...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2002 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT68E62
sent this one to the dealer , some of you stated to wiggle the cam so the tool will go in or rotate the cranck ,did it and it did not work rotating crank 360 you cant even make the tool to go in the cam ,some of you said that code could be related to cam s... Trouble codes: P0340, P0340.
2002 BMW M3 3.2L Mechanical VIN: WBSBL93432
Thanks everyone, the cusomter opted to unload this car. I guess he's had enough of a beating. Or maybe not, he's replacing it with a newer V8 M3.
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAZ33413
thanks for the feedback. The DME was not recognizing the change with the air injection. I could see it in the data stream but the code would still be set. I tried reprogramming the DME and no luck. I ended up replacing the DME and now the problem is solved. Trouble codes: P1416 (Secondary air injection valve stuck off).
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L A/C Compressor VIN: WBAVB17546
This car is Fixed and down the road!! While doing a little more digging into the reoccurring 9c69 code of Rear Stratification-Flap Potentiometer I found that the Rear potentiometer is actually the cold air/hot air adjustment wheel in the rear of center console...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L High idle VIN: 2G1WL52M9S
We let the vehicle go without replacing any parts. We tried a base idle relearn and it brought it down 80rpms. There is no vacuum leak external or internal. The ECM is commanding this idle and its a mystery why because the customer is fine with the way it is. ...
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT LT 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNET16P74
thanks guys a few of you were on point i swaped o2 wiring on primary sensors and it fixed it and all reading are good now truck been doing good for a week now thanks to all who replied Trouble codes: P0300.
2008 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1GNFC13078
Thanks for all your help. I didn't want to put 12v to a wire on a vehicle i'm not too familar with. So, i removed the fuel fill hose from the tank, snaked a 3/8" hose into the tank, added a battery operated fuel pump, and drained it into a 55 Gal drum. Took ab... Trouble codes: P1174.
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 5.3L Coolant in the oil. VIN: 1GCEK19098
Thank you for all the replies. Since we posted this help request we have added dye to the coolant system and pressure tested the system overnight then removed the valve covers and checked around the head bolt bosses and found no residue. Then we also pulled th...
2008 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GCFG15438
Thank you for the replies. Had new key made because customer couldnt find extra master key . Tried several times to do 30 relearn with new master key i had made and wouldnt work. It would show transpoder key present but would do relearn . Timer worked on scan ... Trouble codes: B3055, B3935.
2012 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCWGFCA8C
Vehicle went to dealer. Have not heard back. Thanks for ur help. Trouble codes: P0173 (Syst rich).
2004 Dodge Dakota 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HG12K44
I am using a Snap-on Verus. In vehicle specific data, it only recognized B1 - I had to go into global to get data on both banks. Imagine... a 10K scanner that can't process data from a 10 year older vehicle. The fix was 2-fold. Replaced the y-pipe (both cat... Trouble codes: P0153 (B2S1 not switching stays .860 volts).
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR10C3W
This is not a complete fix, all of the symptoms are gone except for the engine breaking up between 1000 - 2000 rpm when my foot is held on the gas. I still have 2 volt ignition coil spike on my PCM grounds. And still need to do the fuel pump. Here's what ...
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPX12534
ok sorry for posting this late. the problem was the filter inside the vct solenoid body(behind the phaser). they have two plugs,one big one and a smaller one. removed the big and theres a filter inside, well this filter was clogged got them out cleaned them, r...
2005 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L Stall VIN: 1FMCU95H05
Unfortunately even though I received some excellent help I was unable to fix this vehicle. I did check to see if the pcm did have the most current update and it did. I also updated the abs which did not help. The customer has chosen to take the vehicle to a hy... Trouble codes: P1A0C.
2005 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L abs VIN: SAJWA82C55
Special thanks to Robert from Virginia May 28, 2015 4:06:36 AM I have seen sunroof drains plugged and gets water under back seat. remove seat and check for signs of moisture. There are connectors there for height and abs sensors among other things Under t...
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D85
Thanks everyone for the replies we fixed this vehicle with a new pcm harness connector,the previous shop used the pcm side of the connector for testing, spreading the pins on about 8 circuits, and had broken the lock on the connector, was easier to cut one off... Trouble codes: P0123, P2135 (Throttle body).
2009 Toyota Venza 3.5L gate VIN: 4T3ZK11A79
Thanks for all the feedback. I am aware of the switch beside the steering wheel that turns the automatic power gate on and off. That was not the problem. I also am aware of the 2 second hold required on the FOB and that wasn't the problem either. I disconnecte...
1990 Volvo 240 2.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: YV1AA8845L
(sight) Sorry guys for wasting yall's time. I pride myself in asking many questions when I get a vehicle in the door, but when the customer either forgets something important or withholds information, things like this happens. I lifted the car to have a good... Trouble codes: 224 (Coolant temp sensor).
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