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2001 BMW 740i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGG83451
vehicle came in with 033 and 113 codes. Car runs well. replaced b1 cam sensor. now with functioning cam sensor the 033 code comes back almost immediately. while watching pid you can see bank 1 drop to -19.97 erratically for just a second. performed oil pressur... Trouble codes: 033 (function camshaft control inlet), 113 (cam postion sensor b1)
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2001 BMW 740i 4.4L Unknown VIN: WBAGG83441
Hello technicians my oersonal car 2001 bmw 740i i,m having a issue with no air blowing true the vents defrost or floor ? blower motor runs you hear it blowing with a full force no air whatsoever comes through the vents . All of a sudden evrything goes back to...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L monitors not running VIN: 1GCHK24G35
Need to complete CAT monitor. According to all data must be driven at 55 for 6-8 minutes after fully warmed up above 158 degrees f. I Tried 5 times before discovering the battery was bad. I installed a known good used battery and tried to run the CAT monitor a...
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GCHK23216
Have a duramax that will start only if the fuel primer is pumped till hard. I have to hurry to the key because it loses its pressure.If I plug return going back to tank it will hold pressure. once it is running it runs fine. I have checked for air with clear h...
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2008 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.7L Starting VIN: 1GCCS19948
This truck does not crank, the starter and battery are good. We pulled theft codes b2957, found the signal wire from the switch to the bcm was open, broken at a spot where the aftermarket theft system was installed. Fixed the break and now the b2957 is gone, a...
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2010 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ZB5EB2A
Car runs fine, oil clean, pulled exhaust cam solenoid, screens are in place, o-ring OK, oil passages appear to be clean, no sludge visable. Used car lot vehicle. Driving it with a scan tool shows intake changing, cam barely moves 10-14 deg over 2000. I'm at th... Trouble codes: P0013 (Exhaust cam actuator circuit)
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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Turbo installation VIN: 3C3EY55E75
The large snap ring which holds the center rotating assembly to the compressor housing has a bevel along the outside diameter on only one side of the snap ring. The bevel was installed facing outward but the instructions that came with the replacement turbo sa...
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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C3AY75S35
we replaced the head on this vehicle about a year ago, every once and awhile now it will throw these codes but you never feel any misses or loss of power. we checked compression and have 150 psi across the board the fuel pressure is at 58 psi at idle. i have t... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301
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2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L security system VIN: 1B4HS28N1Y
truck came in we put tires on it driver's door lock actuator did not work. when we parked the car tech pressed the elec. lock button, and when customer tried to get into the car the alarm went off and it would not start. we tried locking and unlocking the door...
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2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1B4HS28N21
Hey to all and thanks in advance I got 01 Durango bad idle no power intermittent multiple coil primary codes and blows the asd fuse intermittently the plugs on the right bank all black left sides are perfect all the coils are firing did a compression test left...
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2002 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B3AS46C92
Hello. I have a 2002 Dodge Neon SE 2.0l automatic in the shop that has very poor fuel mileage. Its is getting about 20mpg on the highway. Also it has a surge when cruise or accelerating. Rpm's flare 300 rpm when the surge occurs at cruise. On acceleration a no...
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2005 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HW48J05
This truck came in with a complaint of stuck in second gear. We checked for codes and found several transmission codes and a throttle position sensor code. We performed a TSB that had us change the filters in the transmission and we replaced the TPS sensor wit... Trouble codes: P0123 (TPS Circuit High), P0891 (Transmission Relay On), P0700 (Transmission Fault)
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2005 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L low power, limp mode VIN: WD2PD54445
We are dealing with a P2359-002 Over boost. Its intermittent and we have had to drive for 5-15 miles to get the code to set, which puts the van in limp mode until the key is cycled. I have replaced the boost pressure sensor and intake map sensor. I have verifi... Trouble codes: P2359 (002- boost pressure too HIGH), P0105 (intake pressure sensor voltage too high)
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1989 Ford Probe GT 2.2L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1ZVBT22L1K
First off, THANK YOU, to those who will take time to give this a look. Vehicle came in as a "No Start". Charged battery. Tried starting. Vehicle will Start and run for a second then die. Acts just like a anti-theft issue but have not found anything on this veh...
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1995 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L No Start VIN: 2FTHF26H5S
This truck has been a pain in my butt. For the last few years this truck will not start on occasion, but it happens more frequently now. It will not have spark or injector pulse and while cranking it will start and continue to run for a month or so and repeat ...
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2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L reverse VIN: 1FTSE34L11
when vehicle gets hot it will chatter in reverse all other gears seem to be fine .please let me knoe if there are any other issues other than reverse piston and stack clutch for reverse which has no stack up clearance measurements
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L fuse VIN: 1FTZF17291
Hello and thank you everyone in advance. This car was towed to me with a no start issue. There is 12v power to the starter. However there is no power to the solenoid on the starter during crank. I saw I had a blown fuse so I replaced it. When I cranked it agai...
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2004 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L Surges and Bucks VIN: 1FAFP38Z84
Hello everyone and thanks for the help with my nightmare. I have this 2004 Focus that had originally come in for the AC blower not working. I did not come to a resolution and the customer needed to pick up the vehicle. The vehicle came back in with a new sym...
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1988 GMC K1500 Sierra SLE 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GTDK14K7J
I have got a 1988 chevy in here with what I thought would be a simple no start. Found fuel pulse and no spark. Pulled distributor cap and found rust and green corrosion everywhere, so put in a distributor. Now have spark but can not get vehicle to run. It back...
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4HR48N25
Hello IATN members, I have the pleasure of diagnosing a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee with EVAP issues. This Jeep is a Government vehicle. Check engine lamp on with these codes P0456 small leak detected, and P0457 gas cap loose. Check gas cap message on cluster. Ho... Trouble codes: P0456 (EVAP system-small leak detected), P0457 (EVAP system-loose gas cap), P0440 (EVAP system-General failure), P0499 (EVAP system-NVLD solenoid circuit voltage high)
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1994 Mercedes-Benz S350 3.4L door closers VIN: WDBGB34E0R
Driver's side door closer has stopped working again. I can reset fuses in the trunk #'s 3 and 9 and it will work again for a while (maybe a day or two or maybe a few hours). Only the driver's side and trunk seem to be affected. The passenger side continues to ...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBLK65G61
Car came in with a p0150 and p0155,p0135 tested an had 14 volts at both left and right front sensors, and continuity from the sensors to the pcm. replaced both front sensors with Mercedes oem sensors. code p0135 is now pending, erases code and road tested, the... Trouble codes: P0135, P0150, P0155
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2005 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Mil VIN: 4A3AB36F45
Car came in for a a/c recharge charged a/c and ck engine lite came on with code u1108 my otc genesis says no disc. Available ... Also notice a/c cuts out at times then comes back not sure if its related thanx guys!!
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2009 Pontiac Vibe 2.4L No Start VIN: 5Y2SM67099
This ones got me pulling what little hair i have left out. Vehicle Came in with a misfire on cylinder 2 and 3. Found that the head gasket was blown between the cylinders. So we replaced the head gasket. Got all done with it but now it wont start. I've checked ...
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2010 Subaru Legacy 3.6R 3.6L amplifier? VIN: 4S3BMEK61A
Customer says sound system (hereafter SS) was working normally when they took to dealer for unrelated service (including brake work & cabin filter replacement). When they picked up car SS was not working. This dealer is 1.5 hours away and they asked me to look...
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1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L timing belt VIN: JT3VN39W3R
I have a 1994 Toyota 4runner with a 3.0 V6.170000 miles. Did a head job, resurface and valves redone. Distributor side jumps 3 to 5 teeth at startup.6 times in less than 50 miles. The left and right side pulleys are on correctly. At a complete loss, any one ru...
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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...
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2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L Park position of transaxle VIN: JTDKB20U25
Car will not go into Park. NO CODES from Techstream, Shifter and Park button work as they should (shifter doesn't stick, Park light illuminates when button pressed etc.) There are also no "metal noises" when rolling car in neutral so if something broke off ins...
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2006 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 5TEUU42N36
Hey guys reaching out for help. This tacoma belongs to one of our best customers and its fighting us. The truck cam in for routine service with no problems. We tune up the vehicle, changed the coolant and cleaned the throttle body. After the throttle body clea...
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2011 Toyota Matrix 1.8L Electronic VIN: 2T1KU4EE4B
Guilty of looking for a silver bullet to aid one of my technicians, no AC intermittently, system fully charged, any one seen such a condition on these vehicles in the past?
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2011 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L compressor VIN: 4T1BF3EK7B
Group customer complaint is takes longer to cool this season than previous. Attached gauges and found before starting low side was very high approx. 200 and high was 100. Started vehicle and fans and compressor came on. Noticed low side dropped slowly to 60 th...
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2005 Cadillac CTS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6DM56T85
Well I think I finally got this thing. The wiring harness that runs along the top of the rear subframe was rubbing on it and wore through and would sometimes touch the frame. Repaired the wiring harness and secured it and he hasn't been back since. Thanks ever... Trouble codes: P0499 (Evap Vent control circuit high voltage).
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2003 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Unknown VIN: 1GCCS14X93
turned out to be bad drums , put new drums on fixed problem , Thanks for all the replies.
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2005 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNEC13V65
I don't think that I really have anything useful to add here. I tried all the usual suspects here. PCM, crank sensor. I checked and cleaned all the grounds. I also added a ground wire to the drivers side of the block in the back. All to no avail. I was s...
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2007 Chevrolet Avalanche LT 5.3L Engine Valve Lifter VIN: 3GNEK12387
REPLACED ALL LIFTERS WITH OEM DID FIND CARBON UNDER OIL PRESSURE SENSOR PLUGGING THE SCREEN I SUSPECT THIS WAS THE PROBLEM CLEANED AND BLEW OUT ALL THE OIL PASSAGES THAT I COULD GET TO ADDED BG MOA TO OIL ALL IS WELL FOR NOW ADVISED CUSTOMER THAT THE GENERAL R...
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2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L No Start, Stall VIN: WD0PD64465
Cut and replaced red w/white wire from ECM to fuel sol. Vehicle has been operating without fuse failure for two days now. I should mention that the two wires for this sol. are a twisted pair, and of a very small gauge. I could fathom that the original sol. w... 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).
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2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.2L Excessive Emissions, Monitiors VIN: 1FTRF3B66B
Thank you everybody, the root cause of this problem was a fuel trim issue. After getting the truck back I performed a KAM reset and monitored LTFT and STFT along with flex fuel inferred percentage. the thing that is important to remember here is that when a KA... Trouble codes: P1639.
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2009 Honda Civic LX 1.8L abs VIN: 2HGFG12649
Ok guys, this one is fixed! Upon further investigation was able to graph wheel speed pids in scan tool, and although all wheel speeds matched, if you observed the graph for right rear signal has multiple small spikes, whereas the other 3 wheels have nice flat ...
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2009 Honda Fit 1.5L interior VIN: JHMGE885X9
Number 2 sparkplug was loose letting exhaust gas/fuel vapor into the engine compartment which was sucked into the hvac system through the cowl seal which was not attached properl. thanks for the help guys.
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2012 Jeep Compass Latitude 2.4L Electronic VIN: 1C4NJDEB2C
Well... learned something new here: Do not EVER trust Chrysler. When you log on and it analyzes the vehicle and tells you that a module has an update...don't believe it...in this case I did and reflashed the TIPM at the very outset with software for a JS...f...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Abs Module VIN: WDBNG70J12
Thanks for all the helpful replies and info turned out the axle seals ( which have the exciter rings built into them) had to come right from Mercedes. after market seals with exciter rings didn't function like the oe ones. installation procedures changes didn...
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2007 Mini Cooper 1.6L battery draw VIN: WMWRF33577
Ok...so the draw is cured. Diagnostics on network related draws is clearly different and requires a completely different process. Not sure I have a good process yet but what resolved this one was sending the vehicle log to Autologic. Tom came back with: Le...
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1977 Nissan 280Z 2.8L Hesitation, very lean/ backfires VIN: HLS3037043
Hey, thanks guys! Found the Altitude switch. Cleaned the grid on the air flow meter. I did add some resistance to the temp sensor too, to get the A/F mixture up enough to run well enough. Car needs more work, but customer want's to pick it up now.
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2006 Saturn Vue 3.5L MIL Lamp on, wont pass evap test VIN: 5GZCZ53466
Thnk's to all , The customer has not returned , but I believe the FTPS IS THE REASON FOR THE CODE . THANK'S AGAIN FOR ALL THE REPLIES. G.T. Trouble codes: P0446.
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2008 Suzuki XL-7 Limited 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2S3DA917X8
Ok...Suzuki is done. Here's the ultimate conclusions. What happened this time is that the upper chain tensioner broke when the vehicle was run low on oil. What I would do differently next time is to not cut any corners on the timing chain job. We now repla... Trouble codes: P0008 (Engine position system performance B1).
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1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L failed smog hi co VIN: JT3HN86R5X
thanks for all the prompt replies, we removed the pcm and cleaned the connections, all good now!
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2007 Toyota Prius Touring 1.5L Starting VIN: JTDKB20U77
I finally found the TSB SB0172-09 which covers all Gen 2 vehicles, regarding new updated instrument cluster for blank display and also a recall ( CSP-[...]-001) , a 9 year warranty extension, for blank cluster. I advised the customer regarding potential wa...
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2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L battery
As many of you suggested i replaced the alt.,with a known good used one and fixed.I still do not know how the system works but it's charging. Thank you all
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2012 Volkswagen CC Sport 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WVWMN7AN2C
it was as stated by members..the plastic intake cracked but customer picked up before i could fix and got stuck w/parts.learned not to leave keys n place thanks to all and will do better in future
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