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2009 BMW 328i 3.0L Fading brake pedal VIN: WBAPH77519
Found high moisture level in brake fluid, installed reman caliper and bled system, performed standard power bleed of system, then performed BMW automated bleed of system with diagnostic tool. When done as soon as you depress brake pedal sets 2 codes 5DBD and 5...
2003 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L Surge, Stall VIN: 1G4CU54103
Customer states that vehicle will randomly stall and won't start back up unless let vehicle sit for 5-10 min. Code P0101 will randomly set but no MIL light on. MAF values look good. Checked scan data and found MAP pid will start out normal at .745 volt at idle... Trouble codes: P0101 (MAF Sensor Performance)
2002 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L hard shift VIN: 1G6KD54Y32
has anyone ever seen gear ratio error codes on 1,2,3 & 4? works OK but shifts hard - high line pressure (from codes) 1,2, & 3 come right back, 4th after a few miles. speed sensors seem accurate. no other codes?? never seen this before!!!
1987 Chevrolet R10 Suburban Custom Deluxe 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNER16K6H
Custumer droped off truck night before at far side of lot.Stated problem was truck cutting off at stop , just happened all of a sudden.so he brings it to us the next day.So now it begins---tech goes to bring the truck around to the bays ,comes back states truc... Trouble codes: 15 (Coolant temp sensor circut low coolant temp)
2005 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNEC13V65
This vehicle will stall at idle in park or neutral. Not in drive, nor while driving. Yesterday for the first time. I had it not starting at all. For about 3 hours I couldn't get it started. I decided to check the fuses to see if one had blown. No fuses blown, ...
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3L Prop Shaft Speed Sensor VIN: 1GNFK13057
Hello i have a problem on a test im trying to figure out with this tahoe code sets c0300 for the rear propshaft speed sensor hook up scan tool and found rpms very erratic to [...] to 32 to 50 all over the place test the resistence at the sensor and seems to...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY4BB51
Car loses instrument gauges all lights come on no bus displayed .Replaced instrument cluster, 2 rebuilt and 1 used installed rebuilt PCM checked plugs ran ohms check from PCM to instrument cluster data link checked power and grounds at cluster, checked bus fro... Trouble codes: P1686 (Loss of SKIM BUS), P1687 (Loss of insturment cluster buss)
2006 Chrysler 300 Touring 3.5L compressor VIN: 2C3KK53G86
One for you Iacocca boys. Got this 06 Chrysler 300 with no compressor clutch engagement. No power to compressor clutch. System fully charged. Jump power to compressor and it cools great. Only code is in CCN B1083 HVAC Mux Circuit High. Trouble tree in both Mit...
2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L No Start, Stall VIN: WD0PD64465
I responded to this truck stopped on the side of the road, with a scanner a test light and a smart phone. Determined the failed fuse and proceeded to unplug all ECM driven actuators, fuel solenoids, rail and pump mounted, waste gate actuator, glow plug relay e... Trouble codes: P2199 (Fuel quantity solenoid short to ground), P2502 (Fuel quantity solenoid short to ground), P2152 (Starter relay circuit short to ground), P1615 (ECM supply voltage low)
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L valve body gasket VIN: 1FMZU77E21
Vehicle came in 1 month ago stalling when coming to a stop. Verified that the valve body gasket was blown out near the TCC solenoid. I replaced gasket and vehicle was good for 2 weeks before blowing gasket again. I replaced gasket a second time and it lasted j...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Engine VIN: 1FTSF31P44
Thanx in advance for any help and suggestions. This truck came to me with the engine removed and partially disassembled. Cylinders 6&8 had damaged piston tops and scored walls from what appeared to be valve contact and or injector failure. I have a replacement...
2003 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L Ride Control VIN: 1GKEK63U13
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. I have this 2003 Yukon Denali with the ride control that has this erratic and intermittent clicking from the LF shock whenever you hit a bump, jounce the vehicle. Anything to move the front of the vehicle up and down w...
2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Flashers VIN: JHLRD78883
CRV came in with no flashers, replaced burnt fuses and turn signal switch. Left signal now works ok the right side however when switch on causes the radio to blink as well the hazard switch makes a funny sound. Disconnect ted radio and the instrument cluster b...
2002 Hyundai XG350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHFU45E92
vehicle came with p0446. replaced ccv by the canister and vehicle is back. fuel vapor pressure with the cap of is 0.01v. is this a sign of a bad pressure sensor? read on previous posts supposed to be around 2.4v. removed the hose to fuel pressure sensor and ra... Trouble codes: P0446 (evap ccv circuit malfunction)
2006 Isuzu i-280 2.8L timing chain VIN: 1GGCS19876
Hi, this great engineering feat has worn me out. I replaced the cylinder head due to cylinder number 3 intake seat issues. I followed G.M.'s service bulletin and bought two of the tools, the one I do not have is the crank shaft retainer. After initial repair t...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L convertable top VIN: WDBFA61E4N
hello I have an old benz and the convertible top doesn't work. it came in in the down position and the cover would open to the full up position and the top wouldn't move the pump is full and there are no leaks after messing around I had someone operate the swi...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport ES 3.0L Compressor VIN: JA4LS21H02
This Vechicle was brought in with the complaint of a/c not working. Was previously diagnosed last year with a compressor that was going out and customer did not have the money at the time to replace and this week she decided to have it replaced for the summer....
2000 Saturn SL1 1.9L Harsh Reverse and Forward VIN: 1G8ZH5282Y
Customer came in. Complained of harsh shifting into reverse at times. I originally thought it might be the worn out valve body problem but it seems to happen when light is on and vehicle is cold. I also noticed vehicle takes off in 2nd gear at times again when...
2007 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8AZ55FX7
Anyone have issues with a single cylinder misfire on these motors that was not related to secondary ignition? it misses at idle, cleans up after 1100 rpm. It does miss when cold, but much more significant when warm. Sprayed carb cleaner around the intake when ... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire)
2005 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L Engine VIN: 5TETX22N25
The car sat overnight in the shop and the following morning I attempted to start the engine. As I cranked it over I heard some sharp tapping noises and the engine failed to start. Removal of the valve cover revealed 5 of the 8 intake rocker arms to be dislodge...
2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L No Start VIN: 3VWGG71K27
01314 stored in all modules no epc light with ignition on voltages and grounds verified at ecm cam and other sensors have .6 volts no voltage drops car cranks no start generic scan goes tru,no engine speed signal seen Trouble codes: 01314 (No com with ecm in all other modules)

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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Starting VIN: WAUDG74F45
I want to thanks every body that took the time to read my post, this car is out of my hands. after checked fuses several times, can`t find nothing wrong with. What I did is bypass the power relays, once the is bypassed, the scanner was able to communicate wi...
2007 Audi Q7 Premium 4.2L adaptive air suspension VIN: WA1EV94L17
The rear air spring check valves were bad, I pulled the struts out plugged the holes and media blasted the corrosion off. The valves came out easy then. once installed and system filled I performed output test and everything is working as it should. Thanks!
2002 BMW 540i 4.4L Steering VIN: WBADN53412
Unfortunately the customer did not think this problem was bad enough to pursue, so we did not have the opportunity to repair it. The responses were all over the board: bad steering joint, bad servotronic solenoid, clogged filter in the reservoir/filter assemb...
1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Collapse VIN: 1G4HP52K4V
Thank you for the replies, most of you were correct that it was the fuel tank pressure sensor. With the vehicle cold we scanned the FTPS then started the vehicle. Purge was started and the tank did collapse some. FTPS data did not change. We dropped the tank a...
2005 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNEC13V65
I didn't really get any helpful information on this post. Just several questions. I was told by one tech from Texas that I needed to repost this since I had already used up my update. I don't really think that is necessary, but I'm going to repost it anyway...
2009 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3L Unknown
Bill there is a splice right on top of the parking brake pedal mechanism attached with tape to a wiring harness that runs there but is probably class 2. High speed Lan is a ring link network therefore no splice pack. The truck is fixed the symptoms were as des...
2004 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2.7L No Start VIN: 1C3EL55R84
Thank you for the help Replaced the ignition switch with still no crank, no warning lights on dash. Traced our lack of power to fuse 8 in engine PDC Found fuse 8 in eng PDC blown, replaced fuse, repaired loose connection in PDC and vehicle starts just fine Trouble codes: P0012, C0079, P1200, P1200, P1200.
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L Abs? VIN: 1B4HS28N6Y
thank you to all that helped the fix was the abs unit there was a sticking valve the brakes work great now
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L No Start VIN: 2HGES26742
Hello everyone and thanks for the help with this one. As many suspected, it could be alternator related that was taking out the PCM. The PCM was junked out. No bolts were loose or broken on the alternator. The customer got us a Salvage yard PCM and alter...
2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1HGCM66505
I thank everyone for the responses. The student as far as I know is still running the car with a fused jumper in the fuel pump relay terminals. His father didn't want him to remove the ECM for fear of worse problems.
2007 Infiniti G35 3.5L No Start VIN: JNKBV61E57
Thanks for all the replies! Figured this out by luck, after doing the obvious. Decided to pull the IPDM and physically check all the fuses (as opposed to with a power probe). There is a 15 amp fuse which controls the ECM. It was blown after a coil for #2 had d... Trouble codes: B2193 (Chain of BCM), B260F, U1000 (Can Comm circuit).
2006 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged 4.2L electric window VIN: SALMF13496
I did find wires that had the connectors corroded underneath the passenger side lower door trim molding. I repaired them but they didn't fix the windows. I'm not sure what they went to. I believe it is probably the master switch. I haven't replaced it yet.
2010 Land Rover LR4 HSE 5.0L Charging VIN: SALAM2D46A
First off I would like to thank everyone for there time. With that said Dave from California nailed it right on the head. "There is a fusible link on the positive battery cable harness near battery that I have seen pull apart causing charging system faults." W...
1986 Lincoln Continental 5.0L a/c VIN: 1LNBD97F3G
ok heres goes I let the car sit in the sun and went out and guess what the panel is working like it should and the air is blowing out the correct vents. Lawrence, Robert , doug ,joe and david all say vacuum problems would a vacuum problem make the panel head f...
2005 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G8AJ52F95
After searching through all available resources and a call to Identifix,I found that there were two additional connectors that weren't listed in the wiring diagrams. Even though this didn't find the problem,it gave me somewhere else to look. What I ended up ... Trouble codes: U1016 (Loss of communication with ECM).
2006 Subaru Outback R L.L. Bean Edition 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S4BP86C36
its fixed,the bottom line oem coils only aftermarket coils short shelf life,plus for the extra ass kicking,the computer did not identity 2 missfires only one at a time and and it was weeks in between it happening thanks for all the caring mike [...] Trouble codes: P0306.
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG28K3W
Well a couple of you asked for more info but none really to give, nothing made sense or checked bad,and I was looking to see if anybody had ever had the two sets of codes come up like this. It was intermitent and the CE went out every time it came in. Well ... Trouble codes: P1300, P0340, P1335.
2001 Toyota Prius 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BK18U11
The customer decided to use a rebuilt battery offered elsewhere. We have always replaced failing batteries with new ones, rather than offer the rebuilt units. The rebuilt ones can be somewhat attractive price-wise, but since the failure rate seems pretty... Trouble codes: 03006.
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