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2003 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 19UUA56893
Customer came in with an intermittent misfire issue we've driven car but don't feel misfires, but when watching scanner misfires originally showed up on cylinder # 5 I had a know good coil and # 5 went away but now scanner shows cyl #'s 3, 5 & 6. Problem i...
2006 BMW 530i 3.0L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANE73546
Hello BMW tech's, We have these 2 codes along with misfire codes,and it will start running poorly under load, as per TSB we flushed the oil and replaced the filter, cage ok. Then when problem still existed we pulled both solenoids and cleaned. We had a new one... Trouble codes: 2A87, 2A99
2008 Chevrolet Equinox LS 3.4L lack of acceleration VIN: 2CNDL13F18
On hard acceleration vehicle will hit exactly 4000 rpm and stay there. Customers complaint was could not use passing gear. I found that no matter what gear you're in IF you accelerate hard it will stop at 4000 rpm and as long as you keep the pedal down you...
2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L Misfire VIN: 1C3AL56U31
car came in with the two codes and running good. It was fairly warmed up when I first saw it and it ran really well. I let it sit over the weekend and it started fine but after about a minute running it went rough and set P0201. I have checked the resistance o... Trouble codes: P0201 (p0301-), P0301
2008 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 6.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3D7KS28A68
truck came in and customer told me that he was pulling a load and truck started to cough and smoke, then truck died. he waited about ten minutes and started truck and drove it home with a lack of power. when I got the truck it had three codes, P242F ash ac... Trouble codes: P242F, P1451, P2299
2013 Dodge Charger SE 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Low comression #7 VIN: 2C3CDXAT5D
Good morning and thanks in advance for looking at my post i have a dodge charger police car that came in about a year ago with engine ticking and skipping, checked and found lifter on #3 cyl. Bad, we removed cly head and replaced all lifters on left bank, ... Trouble codes: P1417 (Cyl 7 reactivation control perform.), P0307 (Cyl 7 misfire)
1996 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.0L Starting VIN: 1FMEU15N5T
came in with no start - bypass solenoid on fender starts up- off key no power to s terminal red/blu track down to ignition switch no power coming out off key - changed ignition switch - no change - at ignition switch if i run power to red/blu truck starts ...
2003 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Abs VIN: 1FAFP42XX3
The car came in with good brake pedal pressure and ABS Light illuminated on the Dash. There was no communication with the ABS Module. We installed a New OEM Ford ABS Module, had it calibrated, we now have communication with the ABS Module, did the ABS Serv...
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTRX12524
Truck came in a few weeks ago with a timing chain noise and a p1336 code. Replaced timing chain kit and cam phasers [we used the crankshaft lineup tool and triple checked the marks on the new chains]. Reset PCM, test drove. The noise is gone, everything wa... Trouble codes: P1336 (CKP crank position and/or CMP cam position input signal to PCM concerns.)
2010 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.4L no communication VIN: 1FTWW3AR5A
Hello to all out there I need help I have 2010 F350 6.4L Diesal. It will not communicate with the BAR OIS smog machine it will communicate with all of my scantools including the Ford IDS scantool.If anyone has ran across this problem please help.Thank you have...
2017 Ford Fusion S 2.5L Electronic VIN: 3FA6P0G7XH
We got this one from a body shop with no a/c operation, no power to compressor. Checked all power and grounds, relays etc. You can see the a/c request when you turn the switch on but no command to the compressor relay. The pressure switch and ambient senso...
2009 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3L park assist VIN: 2GTEK39J09
hey GM guys got this GMC sierra pickup in today and the park assist disable warning light is on. With no codes. The funny thing about this truck is when you press the button on the dash the LED flashes three time on the switch and the message does not go a...
2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L Rear Suspension VIN: JTHBF30G02
Replaced rear struts due to age. NAPA quick struts were installed. Immediatly customer complained of a clunking noise from rear. A ride along confirmed the noise. Any tiny bump, either compression or extension of rear suspension would cause a clunk. Custom...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: CA25D1JA42
I have a very long crank time when cold and have to feather the throttle to even fire, then it will start and stall, I do this several times and it will start to run better every time it starts and stalls, the warmer it gets the better it runs once warmed ...
2007 Mitsubishi Fuso FE145CC FE84W 4.9L temp gauge VIN: JL6BDH1S87
after replacing temp sensors trans shift ok now, however every time we step on the brake the temp gauge goes to full hot..we looked at some wiring diagrams of an 2005, but we don't see any correlation between the two. We also checked fuses, blubs, trailer ...
2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L EPB actuator VIN: WP0AA2A94D
I'm having trouble getting this 911's rear parking brake to set up right. I'm following the instructions to the letter. First, after putting the EPB into service mode using Autologic assist, i then adjust the park brake adjuster tight until it requires ove...
2005 Saturn Vue 2.2L cv shaft carrier bearing VIN: 5GZCZ23D55
hello, i am attempting to repair this glorified cavalier,(Saturn) , It has a bad carrier bearing at the right axle shaft.Part is not available through my suppliers. GM part # is [...]. This is no longer available. None car quest/ advance, no Napa.Has an...
2001 Toyota Prius 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BK12UX1
Ok bear with me I really don't get a ton of these Priuses in the shop. I do like to work on them and have taken a few classes on them and am trying to learn when ever I get one most that Ive worked on were simple battery replacements. So this one came to m... Trouble codes: P3009, P3125, P3000
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, On start up VIN: 3VWCD31Y05
Please help vw techs!! this beetle will randomly ( once a week or less) on cold start up misfire on all cylinders setting p0300, p0301, p0302, p0303 and p0304. After running a very short while it clears up. All data looks normal, fuel trims are good- we se...
2012 Volvo S60 T5 2.5L Surge VIN: YV1622FS3C
Freeze frame data lost by clearing code prematurely, complaint was rough running at times. Upon extended test drive it lunged once on light load. Would rather try pressure sensor than pump module. Have yet to have these pumps fail. Trouble codes: ECMP0

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2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 5UXWX5C59B
Thanks to those who offered advice. Short answer is a new DME fixed both the idle problem and the inactive oil level display. TSB S12 34 14 is related to our BSD bus fault code CD9304, inc. the oil level display. In part, it says communication problems wi... Trouble codes: CD930.
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Timing Components VIN: 1FTPW12554
Customer has declined any further repairs at this time. Thank all of you for your information as it helped narrow the problem to low oil pressure.
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L 1st and 4th gears VIN: 1FTPW14504
Thank you for the replies. My thinking that the low roller clutch may be the problem was because in manual 1st the low/reverse band is also applied which might mask a slipping low roller clutch. I understand that a roller clutch failing is rare but it was all ...
2007 Ford Edge SEL 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 2FMDK48C07
Thank you to the people that took the time to respond. It looks like this one comes out the bottom as an assembly. All this because Ford decided to put a waterpump INSIDE the crankcase!! Job security I guess...
2003 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L Stall, MIL Lamp on, Reduced Power VIN: 1GKEK13Z63
Thank you to everyone for your replies. I think we finally have this one fixed. After rechecking the wiring for the fourth time, we found no issues there. We basically started over from the beginning again. We replaced the throttle body originally with an ... Trouble codes: P1516 (Electronic Throttle Mode versus Throttle Position Performance).
2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES267X4
I hope this helps someone in the future. I had said in my original post that the wires to the crank sensor had been spliced by someone else prior to me working on the vehicle,(the replacement pigtail wires were all colored black so I didn't know which one wen... Trouble codes: P0335 (CKP Sensor No Signal).
1995 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: JACDJ58V0S
It turns out the coolant temp has no/very little effect on fuel control this vehicle after warm up.The PCM seems to ignore the ECT reading once the Oxygen sensor is fully warm up. We had removed the intake manifold and cleaned and inspect all ground points, an...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L No Start VIN: JA4MW51R52
First off, sorry I didn't get back to you guys we've been very busy lately. We tried another ECU with no success. Still no spark and no injector pulse. When cranking while looking at the ecu live data I got signals from my crank and cam sensors. The customer d...
2009 Volkswagen Touareg TDI 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVGFM77L39
Replaced High Pressure Fuel Pump and resolved issue Trouble codes: P0673, P0087.
2008 Volvo XC70 3.2 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV4B298228
Thank you for your prompt replies. I shipped the car to the dealer, your information was encouraging and helpful. I poured over it all day and spoke to customer of her need and agreed that her best course of action was to take it to the dealer. Thank you all a... Trouble codes: P0037 (HO2S Heater Control Circuit Low Bank 1 Sensor 2), P0057 (Ho2s heater control circuit low bank 2 sensor 2.), P0458 (Evaporative emission system purge control valve circuit low), P0051 (Ho2s heater control circuit low bank 2 sensor 1), P0031 (Ho2s heater control circuit low bank 1 sensor 1).
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