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2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L guages VIN: WBABM5345Y
The vehicle gauges are inoperable. The information portion works (time/miles per gallon/ambient temp) and lighting is ok. Have check faults and none were present. Verified power, ground, and ignition feed to cluster. All three are good. Customer messes around ...
2006 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L altenator VIN: 5UXFB53526
hi group. This beamer came in on the hook approximaitely 3 weeks ago. ran the essential tests, which failed the altenator. we replaced the altenator with a Napa Reman and performed a battery relearn flash all was working until one week, then failed. Retested, ...
2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L charging light on VIN: 1GNDT13S35
hi everyone this is driving me nuts, alternator light is on number of codes only one pertaining to the charging system. p0138 o2 circuit voltage b1s2, p0621 generator I circuit, [...] coolant below threshold, p2119 tps performance, p0014 exhaust camshaft...
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JF12F45
we have tried injector swap, compression test,new ign. module,rechecked compression with a different gauge same results( within a few lbs).havent tried module,didnt want to start swapping out to many parts without some sort of justification.Plenty of fuel pres... Trouble codes: P0302
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Drivetrain VIN: 1B7KF23Z9T
When initially taking off with the vehicle there is a grinding noise from underneath for 2 to 3 seconds. We dont believe the transmission is the culprit.can get it to do it in multiple gears.similar to starter engaging while vehicle is running.
2009 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2D8HN44E39
vehicle hesitates under heavy accell. sometimes will stall at idle. crank and cam sync fall out of when symptom is present. noticed app2 voltage dropping out to 0.00v . checked wire at pcm voltage was fine. this vehicle has been to several shops and has now la... Trouble codes: P1128, P0339, C121C
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Converter VIN: 1FTZF17291
This truck was sent to me from another shop after they put two reman trannys in it. Not sure what the original concern was. Now the converter applies as soon as you shift into drive. The tcc solenoid circuit is good all the way from the power relay to the PCM....
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FDWX37P44
truck came in with intermittan low power complaint and scraping noise, scaned truck had p0603, road tested, turbo was making noise and shaft was loose, installed reman ford turbo, and vgt solenoid, reflashed computer with latest software, roadtested truck stil... Trouble codes: P0603
2006 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L a/c VIN: 1FMYU93156
Customer has a vibrating noise that only happens when the ac is turned on and you are in drive or reverse at a stop light or sitting still, but it has to be in gear to get it to make the noise. Motor mounts seem ok. Anybody ever run across this? we would appre...
2009 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.4L No Start, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW21R99
Ok this truck is eating my lunch. Brought in engine locked. Removed cab dropped pan checked bearings virtually no wear. Installed new bearings pulled high pressure pump and it was seized. Ended up having fuel tested and it was contaminated with unleaded so new... Trouble codes: P2291 (Low pressure while cranking)
2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Rich air fuel VIN: 2HGEJ6618Y
We have repaired the leaking cylinder head gasket and its still running rich. We have replaced both oxygen sensors, replaced map sensor, checked timing marks (ok) checked evap canister purge solenoid, had fuel injectors flow checked cleaned , and changed to pc... Trouble codes: P0172 (The fuel system is too rich)
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L starter VIN: SAJGX5741V
any known concerns of failing BCM's. seems that all my affected circuits (starter , lighting)all go through BCM. dont know why a fuse was missing
1996 Lexus LS400 4.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JT8BH22F1T
Started out we replace a little coolant hose up front while we were running it to bleed coolant system it died, acted like it ran out of fuel. Check for fuel pump could not hear it running. Replaced fuel pump, sock and fuel filter. Also put five gallons of fue...
2007 Lexus RX400h 3.3L 02 monitor wont run VIN: JTJHW31U17
Problem is that o2 sensor monitor will not run ( its incomplete) need it to run to pass California emission test for transfer of ownership. Customer has driven 500+ miles still o2 monitor has not ran. o2 heater passed, cat passed, evap passed. I have checked t...
2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMFU27R14
I am having problem finding the reason why bank one is rich and bank 2 is lean. i think that is my cause of the misfires. cruising fuel trim is b1 ltft -19 b2 ltft 30. all four o2 sensors are switching. any advise would greatly be appreciated. Trouble codes: P0172, P0174, P0300
2007 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Brake Pedal VIN: JM1BK32F77
Hello: This car came into shop with a very low brake pedal yesterday. We inspected car and found front pads low and also felt rear calipers may have been allowing for excessive travel. After replacing front pads & rear calipers we had no or little change, we ...
2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZWFT61L32
This one is funny. After replacing the keys, lock cylinder and programing for those keys the ground still goes away from the starter relay. The security lamp does not light ever... There is little info on the PATS in this vehicle. My belief is that the PCM is ... Trouble codes: P1000, B1600
2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Compressor VIN: WMWRH33506
This car came in only cooling a little. We performed an evac and charge and found it low. After recharging it, it only blows hot. The pressures are 30/130. Raising the engine speed has no effect on the pressures. I am assuming this vehicle has a variable vane ...
2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L No Start VIN: WP1AB29P44
2003 porsche cayenne 4.5 litter.Somehow when i type vin comes out as 3.2 litter.vehicle is a not start,no lights in inst.cluster.Everything is dead.all fuses okay.i can not find good wiring diagram.all data,mitchell suck on european models.diagram shows most b...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L clutch VIN: JTDBE32K42
Clutch is out, we have not done this job before. Alldata and Toyota has 10.9 for replacement time. I see online the clutch can be done without pulling subframe. Doing it this way what you should suggest for time? Hans

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2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L oil level sensor warning VIN: WA1YD54B72
All the responses i got suspected the sensor.They also said did not use any sensor other the hella oe sensor. The signal wire red and grey is a 12 volt pulse width signal. Im assuming the voltage i was seeing from the cluster is normal and is used for diagnost...
2009 BMW X5 xDrive48i 4.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFE83509
We changed the coolant sensors and thermostat again and the light has not come on in two weeks. If the code comes back we will try a OE thermostat. Thanks for the help Hans Trouble codes: 2EF4.
2006 Chevrolet HHR LT 2.4L no 3rd gear VIN: 3GNDA23P26
Thanks for all the help, Most said used trans used up. Well it turned out to be my mistake,The used trans came with the wiring plug broken so I pulled the harness out of the oe trans and installed it wrong. I switched the shift solinoids. Don't know how I man...
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L solenoid block VIN: 1D4GP24R65
replaced temp sensor. data showed temp over 1000 degrees. did not cause any codes. trans goes right to overheat default.
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX18WXW
Thanks for all your help, the cause of the evap code 452 was clogged evap lines and hoses. Had to use compressed air and found excessive dirt accumulation inside the evap hoses and canisters. After cleaning the evap system clear the codes and ran the monitors ... Trouble codes: P0452 (FTP sensor circuit low).
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Exhaust VIN: 1FTSX21P55
Well, we got a few guys said the turbo pedestal was cracked or loose. The rest said to check all the mounting bolts and make sure all the motor & trans mounts were good. We pulled the turbo off and decided the shaft play in the turbo was border line and could...
2012 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.7L power loss VIN: 1FD0W5HT0C
I was able to clean the DPF using a 2 part Luiqi Moly Kit that cleans the Filter, and then was able to run and clean. Trouble codes: 2463 (DPF Soot Accumulation).
2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L hvac air temp VIN: 1HGCM66813
everyone was right lol! never seen this before 2 ozs low on refirdgerant!
2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNRL388X6
We switch the engine oil from 5w/20 oil [...] 0W/20 oil, after driving for 20miles & park overnight - oil just obvious get inside cylinder #4, we believe the problem is the piston ring & that also explain why front cat is falling apart due [...] oil get in exhaust &... Trouble codes: P0301, P0306.
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4GX48S91
Its fixed. Replaced previous newly purchased OEM Crank Sensor(from dealer) w/ another OEM Crank Sensor under warranty. First Crank sensor was defective and caused me to put in more time than necessary chasing other possible causes. I became suspicious when I n... Trouble codes: P0320.
2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L engine cooling fan VIN: KNDJD73313
ok, got a conclusive diagnosis on this one using the overpriced IDENTIFIX web site. there was a direct hit for this exact issue- just wish the site was not $150/ month!! cf/2 low speed relay was not getting a ground signal from a18 (red/ black tracer) at ecm. ...
2003 Kia Rio 1.6L Charging VIN: KNADC125X3
Well after a few used alternators and a few new ones. I finally found one that works.Its been a week now and no issues. Thanks to all those who replied
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L FSS resset VIN: WBDJF82H3X
Thanks for all the replies, to no avail we where unable to re set the maintenance wrench. The customer is going to stop by the dealership when they are near there, they came to me initially because the dealer is at least an hour away. I will post additional ...
2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L srs light VIN: WMWRE335X6
the consensus is the new mat needs to be enabled/coded/programed. We sent it back to the Nissan dealer with instructions to find some shop with ability to code. Thanks for all the help.
2004 Nissan Frontier SVE 3.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6MD29Y74
Thanks to all who replied.The maf sensor reading I was using was incorrect. After reading Peters reply that it should be around 4 grams per sec. I checked the reading again it was too high. We again cleaned the wire no change. We replaced the maf, cleared the ... Trouble codes: P1168 (Closed loop function b2 no closed loop function), P0132 (O2 signal high b1 s1), P0152 (02 signal high b2 s1).
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