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2006 Acura TL 3.2L radio VIN: 19UUA65586
Can anybody help with finding a radio code for me on this acura tl.I did the hold down of buttons 1 and 6 and got U1110 and L3378.Please don't tell me i have to rip out this radio to get the SN#.Dealer wants money and i just did a battery and not making much m...
1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24BXW
OK this one I'm uncertain of. This Audi has a Cyl 1-3 misfire and a shorted cam sensor code. I ran a compression test on the vehicle and was surprised to find cyl 1-3 had less than 10 psi and cyl 4-6 had over 140. I was curious if anyone knows if a bad cam sen... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random multiple misfire), P0301 (Cyl 1 misfire), P0302 (Cyl 2 misfire), P0303 (Cyl 3 misfire), P1338 (Bank 1 cam position sensor short)
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L convertible top VIN: WBABK8322V
Hello Bemmer tech's, This one was brought in when all other shops in the area gave up! He was even charged 7 hour's by the dealer! What happened is that for some reason he messed with the top frame where it bolts down into the frame and the top stopped working...
2004 BMW 645Ci 4.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAEK73464
Hey all i am having a nitemare here. this car came in with a leaking valve covers we replace them with the correct procedure to remove the servo tronics from the valve cover and then rest the valve tronics lift adaptation . we didnot do anything to the vanos... Trouble codes: 27BC, 27BC, 2731 (function camshaft control inlet bank 1), 2732 (function camshaft control inlet bank 2)
2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L convertor? VIN: 5UXFB535X4
Ok this x5 has been hear 3 time with the same issue, when cruising down the road at 35-40 mph in 5th. gear you will feel a quick surge every 2-3 sec. and then dissapers for no aparent reason.Oh ya the kicker very intermitent even drove around with the owner fo...
2004 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBXPA93454
Have this customer with a BMW X3, engine cuts out. When the car is driven the engine cuts out but comes back right away, if it standing still it stalls. Engine start with no problem every time Have checked everything on the engine didnít find anything, (no cod...
1992 Cadillac Seville STS 4.9L fuel enable VIN: 1G6KY53B7N
Vehicle sometimes will start and die-"starting system disabled due to theft deterent" comes up on info center.sometimes the car will start and run-when this happens a "theft deterent problem,car may not restart" comes up on info center.Not finding any matches ...
2004 Cadillac SRX 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GYDE63A04
Need help on this Cadi... cust states mil on with code p0174 bank 2 lean. verified code, found vacuum leak at booster hose -intake side-. also the b1s1 and b2s1 are both dead reading .037 volts and not moving at all, no codes for o2's. note both after cat o2's... Trouble codes: P0174 (Bank 2 lean)
1967 Chevrolet Corvette 7.0L Misfire VIN: 194677S105
This will be a long disertation. Feel free to email me any questions or suggestions to help diagnose this problem. This 427 390 hp engine will blubber and pop out the side pipes at 5200 rpm, no matter whether driving or under no load in the shop. When driving,...
1988 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GCDC14K6J
This vehicle came in with a random cylinder misfire just off idle while under load. All cylinders show kVs around 10-12 with a normal pattern on all cylinders except one. When a cylinder is misfiring the kVs remain the same but it just displays a shorted patte...
2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G1WH55K31
Hi : everyone: about three weeks ago this car came in for battery discharge problem, the reason was ignition switch was staying on because of bad cylinder. A few times he recharged the battery and start the car. Yesterday he towed the car in becaus she would n... Trouble codes: U1016 (Comunication lost)
2003 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Radio VIN: 1GNDT13X43
Had a aftermarket alarm system(removed). If you turn the key halfway off the transmission range display turns on. Also noticed the ignition power mode never displays running it is either off or cranking(even when it is not). The transmission and radio light up...
2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT 4.2L Oil VIN: 1GNDT13S15
Customer bought vehicle about 1 year ago and it used about 3/4 quart of oil between changes and about a month ago it started using more oil. We changed oil and it has since used about 3 quarts for 1000 miles. I cant find a pcv so i was wondering if anyone else...
2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WT58N87
Hey guys i dont know about this system so i really dont know where to start,i can power the air injection and the pump runs,and that is about as far i can go.any help would be appreciated. Trouble codes: 411 (Secoundary air injection system in correct flow)
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Classic WT 6.0L high idle VIN: 1GCHC24K97
After charging battery and starting vehicle found problems. vehicle always starts fine. I do not believe that there are any fuel pump related concerns. However, the idle was up and down. Noticed fuel trim high - long term 16% at idle. Removed throttle actuator... Trouble codes: P0507 (high idle detected), P060D
2008 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WT58M08
Hello fellow techs. This car came to me for a check engine light concern. I activated the air pump with my snap on verus and the pump did not run. Found no output from the air pump relay. Replaced the relay and then was able to activate the pump with the scann... Trouble codes: P2440 (Air solenoid remains open)
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 3C4FY48BX2
This PT is driven by and older woman and she is afraid to drive it. It will stall like some one reached over and shut off the key. Dies while driving and then it will not restart, it will not even crank over. After a few tries it will start and run fine. We sc...
2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L engine VIN: 2B3AD46R24
Came in for intermitten overheating, coolant was low,let idle and once the car came up to operating temp a noticable tick developed and was getting louder , upper and lower hose were cool.pulled radiator cap and system was cool with no pressure, pulled oil di...
2001 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA52421
we have an 01 windstar with a #4 misfire under load runs ok until you load it we swapped injectors #4 with#6 miss stays at cyl #4 no coolant loss did all intake gaskets Is there an issue with spark under load? (computer) we pulled valve cover no problem there ... Trouble codes: P0304
2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Theft deterant VIN: 2FTRX18L51
Thanks in advance. We installed a new shift lever from ford, put everything back together, now the truck wont fire, the theft light is flashing fast. Got code B1600 key inoperative. Truck was driven in this morning with no problems except could only start in n...
2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDAF56F01
this truck sets code p1211 after hard accel for about 30 sec. The icp climbs to about 2700psi then drop to about 2100psi and stays there. The ipr is at 35-40% when the pressure starts dropping then it climbs to 65% with no effect on the icp. First I grounded t... Trouble codes: P1211
2002 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L trans shift solenoid VIN: 1FAFP55U22
Vehicle came in with MIL on & Trans light flashing but seesm to run fine! scanned & found 10 DTCs! I feel like electrical problem(loss of power or ground) but dont know where to begin. All tests in shopkey say if other codes present fix first!!! Any common pro...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP53UO2
Hi all car came in with a surge-miss at idle. They had it at another shop for same problem, they replaced plugs wires coil pack with no change at idle. Battery was dead so no codes-replaced cable ends charged battery went on test drive to confirm problem, surg... Trouble codes: P0300
2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, No power VIN: 1FTPW14565
I have this 05 f150 with tps failure codes. it all of the sudden loses all power and throttle control. pulled codes p2106 and p2135. upon testing both tps signals they have smooth signals but dont match up as far as they are supposed to be a mirror image of ea... Trouble codes: P2106 (P2135- Tps/apps malfunction), P2135 (Tps/apps malfunction)
2006 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L Slow to fill VIN: 1FMEU74866
OK FORD techs. I have this 2006 Explorer with a V8 that will not take fuel. I can put apx 1 gal in before the nozzle shuts off. then pull the nozzle out slightly and begin fueling, again 1 gal and the nozzle shuts off. by pulling the nozzle out almost all the ...
1990 GMC C1500 Sierra 5.0L No Start VIN: 2GTEC14H9L
working on a '90 gmc 5.0L came in with a no start. I checked fuel press and have about 12 psi for a sec. when key is turned on. no fuel pressure cranking. i quick jumped pwr to fp test fuse to rule out oil pres swith and fp ran but had not inj pulse. check spa...
2001 GMC Sierra 3500 SL 6.6L starter VIN: 1GTJK39101
Thanks in advance we repaired this truck it sat outside the shop over night and shop owner heard truck outside trying too start, no one was in it. he pulled starter relay next day as day was cooling down heard truck start too crank over again we pulled the cra...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 5FNRL18622
Vehicle came in for loss of power on the highway. Customer pulled over and saw the cat glowing red. We installed pressure gauge witch showed massive back-pressure. Replaced cat with new and retested. No more back-pressure. Now or maybe always was we have a bad...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 4S2CK58W81
Okay so car came in with the above codes and was in limp throttle mode. It came in with a hard code failure. Whenever the codes were cleared, all 4 throttle body/tps codes would come back. Checked wires to throttle body and found tps2 signal input wire open. ... Trouble codes: P1125 (Aps 1 output fault), P1295 (Etc power management mode), P1220 (Tps2 circuit), P1515 (Command actual tps correleation), P0155 (O2 HEATER B2S1 unrelated heater code)
2002 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L L Blower motor VIN: SAJDA14C12
We have to change the left blower motor and have no information on doing it. Alldata has no R&R instructions. We faxed them a request and received a fax back saying Jag does not have it in the factory manual. So the question is, how much do we need to take apa...
1998 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L No Start VIN: SALPV1240W
vehicle is a cranking no start.engine is flooded. spark is ok compression ok injector pulse seems to be pulsing at twice the rate of spark. very fast just for cranking.all injectors seem the same.fuel pressure at 35psi.any ideas?replaced spark plugs. plugs get...
2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L abs VIN: SALPM16472
Hi guys , i got this 2002 range rover came in with abs/tc is on, scan it with auto launch & it give code for brake switch failuer clear the codes & comes right back on , no info on alldata , any he;p will be greatly appreciated
2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE 4.4L Ride Control VIN: SALSF25446
I started with codes C1a31, C1a03, C1a04, C1a06 using snap on verdict. Found S/B that said to replace sensors and recalibrate. Dealer intown says there is no calibration for this. Car continues to set code c1a31 for left front sensor. I can watch it in live da...
2006 Mazda 3 S 2.3L radio backlight VIN: JM1BK14336
The backlight for the radio/ climate display is always on bright, even with the key out. The time is displayed. there are no codes, but it is drawing about .200 amps and will flatten the battery over night. Thanx in advance.
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Door locks + lights VIN: WDBRF61J81
After replacing the problematic rear sam do they have to be reprogramed to read properly and what is blocking the COM with all the other modules only have access to Engine and Trany
2006 Mercedes-Benz S500 4Matic 5.0L Satellite Radio VIN: WDBNG84J56
Hello Members, I have a problem with the satellite radio system on this car. Driving down the road, the radio says acquiring signal very frequently. Even in open areas. I scanned the system and came back with 3 codes. D241 Open circuit between N87/5 and A2/82 ...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L brakes VIN: 4M2ZU66E32
2002 Mercury Mountaineer - When braking above 25 mph the ABS activates and the cars pulls right.There is no ABS light on and no DTC to imply any problkem electronically.I have checked the brake parts,rotors pads and calipers all are ok.
2001 Nissan Maxima SE 20th Anniversary Edition 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JN1CA31A21
The customer picked the vehicle up after some brake work on a Friday and it was sitting in our parking lot on Monday. He said that it cut off several times over the weekend. We test drove every day the next week and it never acted up. We probably drove 3 times...
2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L No Start VIN: 3N1AB51DX2
please help me, customer purchased car 3 weeks ago. he said car started hard. i did notice long crank time when warm. did 90 k service and replaced camshaft and crankshaft sensors with nissan parts. car had old style sensors (plastic).customer brought car back...
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT1 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G2WP54214
this car will run and idle normally but if you shut it off it will not start and will lose injector pulse and spark. This happens every now and then regardless if hot or cold. Replaced the crank sensor and same problem. Checked the inputs and outputs on ICM an...
2006 Pontiac G6 2.4L Surge, Stall, Power reduced VIN: 1G2Z1555B2
hello this G6 will intermentaly cut go into tranny limp mode and the IPC will flash gauges will drop and error will read on the odomoter i havent had much time to look at there was a list of codes that where in it and those codes were in the pcm only. I do kno... Trouble codes: P0976 (2-3 SHIFT solinod LOW), U0073, P0700, P2544
2007 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP 5.3L compressor VIN: 2G2WC55C67
this customer was in for another problem and then said by the way, my a.c. comes on when i use the auto hvac. when requesting the auto, and set the temp to 89 degrees the snow flake does come on and when monitoring the system it is being commanded on. i let th...
2004 Porsche Boxster S 3.2L unable to fuel VIN: WP0CB29864
We have this Boxter S that will not take gas into tank. have everything disconnected at canister and checked filler neck hose. all seems fine. I do hear a solenoid clicking above gas tank but am unable to get to it unless we drop takk. Any one have any more in...
2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2.5L head light VIN: JFIGR89668
hello i have a 08 subaru sti with hid head lights the drivers side is flikering and then goes out cutomer tried new bulb at auto parts store did not change anything called subaru they said probley bad ballast the head light bulbs are 179.05 each and the ballas...
2003 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.0L Abs VIN: JTEHF21A73
Abs activates at all speeds. No codes. Wheel speed sensors all reading same speed within one mph, regardless of speed the abs activates and is very difficult to stop truck. There is no vsc slip or traction switches or lights there is a ect snow switch on cente...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS Turbo 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSD29M9Y
The car first comes in for check engine light ON. I scanned and found one code p0411 (or Volkswagon oem [...])secondary air injection incorrect flow. With engine Off, i use a smoke machine, introduce smoke from tail pipe, i find smoke coming out of the Air... Trouble codes: P0411
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 2.8L valve cover VIN: 3VWTG69M31
Hi Guys We are doing a valve cover gasket and need to know if these valve cover gaskets crack with the new gasket and leak. We have been seeing that with other plastic valve covers recently. With having to pull the plenum on this one I would like to know. It ...
2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T 2.0L Steering Wheel Switches VIN: WVWEK73C77
Car was brought in with complaint of no steering wheel switch control, horn not working. Scanning system brought up 01426 control unit in steering wheel, E221 no signal/no communication. 00466, electrical control module for steering column electronics. j527 no...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L roof, alarm VIN: YV1TS90D8X
Replaced roof module with new O.E. We can't get it on line by working locks or battery reset. Had 4 roof codes, now down to 1, UEM-0005 roof communication. Motored roof to close it. Any ideas on how to get it to work?

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2004 Cadillac SRX 3.6L Ebcm VIN: 1G1YDE6375
Thank you all for your time and suggestions. As most of you said, a used module could not be used again. After trying one more and attemting to only calibrate the bps, it would shut down the process because of differant vin. After installing new module,(900.00...
2007 Cadillac Escalade 6.2L MIL Lamp on, Reduced power mode VIN: 1GYFK63857
This vehicle is fixed! Stephen from Florida was 100% correct! A section of wiring harness was rubbing against the front driveshaft yoke at the transfer case end. This explains why it only acted up when moving. The two wires that were hitting were not direc... Trouble codes: P2101 (Throttle actuator position performance), P0341 (Camshaft position sensor performance).
1991 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1GCDC14HXM
hey thanks for all of the help from everyone,the vehicle had a bad fuel pump replaced it and that took care of the problem,thanks again,for everything.
2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GDJG31R9Y
Most people said it was most likely a fuel delivery problem. I replaced the fuel filter and this helped some what but not 100 percent. This has a full tank of fuel and the tank has to be removed so we opted to wait until it needs gas again before we replace th...
2005 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNDL23F35
2004 Chrysler Crossfire 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3AN69L24
thanks to all that replied. The shop owner wants it to go to the dealer and the vehical owner needed it back. So untill I see it again I really have'nt come to a conclusion. I'd like to see it cold again and watch to O2s and fuel trims change...but if the O2... Trouble codes: P0410, P0155, P0154.
1999 Dodge Caravan 2.4L No Start VIN: 2B4FP25B3X
found exhaust camshaft had snapped, looks like head has been off before and possible excessive warpage on cylinder head, thanks for replies
2008 Dodge Sprinter 3500 3.0L Valve cover VIN: WD0PF44528
Sorry for the delay on this. Completely forgot I had it open. Only 3 suggestions - one sort of scary of filling crankcase with combustible gas and loosening valve cover - then ignite the mixture - the scary part was I am not sure whether he was kidding or not...
2009 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L Suspension VIN: 2B3KA43T29
We sent this one back to the dealer (again) and finally got this vehicle back after almost a month of them looking at it. Seems that even Chrysler can't figure out why it rides like it does, they tore down the front end and replaced the front struts and coil s...
1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L Hesitation VIN: 1FALP4049S
After my Monday morning coffee had set in I relized that it does in fact state ATDC of the compression stroke in the factory repair manual. I was able to borrow the correct tool (OTC part#303-358) and set the engine on 26 degree ATDC of the compression stroke...
2003 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L Cooling System VIN: 1FDXF46F33
Thanks for all your help guys! We performed a key on cylinder balance test and determined it was cylinder #2. Pulled the injector and the cup was cracked. After replacing cup it ran good. Thanks again!
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FDSE35P84
This truck was fixed weeks ago. I posted a detailed FIX, but for some reason, it did not save. I am sorry about all this. The fix was indeed the FICM, as I originally suspected, but was unsure of and hesitant to pull the trigger. I got a lot of replies, thank ...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Differential VIN: 1FTSW21PO6
After quite a bit of back and forth between the dealer and the owner of the vehicle, they ended up rebuilding the entire rear axle. It still has a very slight shudder on loaded acceleration at low speeds, but nothing near as bad as it went in with. A couple p...
2001 GMC Yukon SLT 5.3L Noise VIN: 1GKEK13T01
Well, this one is fixed and it turns out that my first instinct was correct. It WAS the FPR. As previously stated, i replaced it 5 times with Factory AC Delco units, 2 from the dealer and 3 from an aftermarket supplier. All 5 AC Delco units made noise. What ...
1997 Isuzu NPR 5.7L Wipers & T.Signals VIN: 4KLB4B1R8V
Bypassing the ground wire connector did the trick for the electrical madness that was going on. Disconnected white 24? pin connector for starter (next to burnt black one) and cleaned some green corrosion from pins, checked pin drag, added some dielectric greas...
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L monitors VIN: SAJGX2047X
replaced lazy oxygen sensor and monitors set in 1 drive cycle, funny o2 looked ok on o scope
2004 Kia Magentis 2.4L alignment specs. VIN: KNAGD12684
Thanks for all your help.I did not realize the specs for this car are the same as the Optima.Funny both Alldata and Napafix could not tell me this!Anyway I appreciate the fast replies.
2003 Lexus ES300 3.0L poor/no shift quality VIN: JTHBF30G63
Thank you all for your time, the car was fixed by replacing the pcm. I checked all of the grounds attached to the engine and found they were all clean although I cleaned them anyways. I checked the harness for problems and found none and finally decided to r...
2007 Lincoln Navigator L Luxury 5.4L air suspension VIN: 5LMFL28517
This vehicle had a weak compressor. It was unable to pressurize the bags. It was faulty from the accident. No physical damage. It had internal damage. The compressor was venting at the same time it was pressurizing. New compressor and clearing of codes its all...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Overheats VIN: JN8DR07Y31
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. This vehicle was fixed with a radiator. The radiator is a big radiator but very narrow cored and combined with this fairly large engine I think there is not a lot of margin for error when it comes to coolin...
2006 Nissan Armada LE 5.6L lighting VIN: 5N1AA08A66
thank you for the help guys.i fix the truck.it was a blown fuse at fuse 22 in fusebox.im buffled caused i missed such a basic problem,but it can happen.thank you again.all the lights are workin,except the rear hatch door.im sending it down the road for that pr...
1986 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 5.0L No Start VIN: 1G2FW87F4G
Thank-you for all the help.we did check resistance on the injectors and found them ok,also checked all grounds again.we suspect pcm,however the customer does'nt want to proceed at this time.I think he will in the spring.thanx to all again Trouble codes: 22 (tps too low), 21 (tps too high), 15 (coolant temp too high), 34 (maf too low), 44 (lean exhaust).
2006 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L Remote Door Locks VIN: 1G2ZH55826
We tried most of the ideas that the group gave us. The customer is going to take the transmitters to be tested at the dealer and if they test correctly have the dealer run a Tech 2 scan on the car to check that the module is getting the correct signals. Unfo...
1999 Saturn SW2 1.9L Slow to refuel VIN: 1G8ZJ8279X
Hi there and thanks for the help. This one had no evap codes and at first, i could blow up through the vent valve which mounts to the filler pipe in a box near the fill cap. With a little manipulation, we found that the vent valve would be sealed off solid a...
1997 Suzuki Sidekick JA 1.6L EGR Flow VIN: 2S3TD03V4V
Last thing done on this vehicle was to take plenum off and clear ports from valve to intake. Ran out of time and data. Shipped the car to the dealer for diagnosis. I will report as to the repair solution when the car is returned. Thank you all for the help. Trouble codes: P0400 (Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow).
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRA81H5W
Crank position was the main problem. The other problem was that the customers kid had been playing mechanic. What he did was switch the plug wires around. I guess I should have check that but it never fired while cranking, so I never went that direction. Got ...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWPD63B52
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