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1998 BMW 318i 1.9L Valves VIN: WBACC0322W
We inherited this job from another shop. Car came in with overheating, rough running. Other shop replaced coolant flange @ rear of the head and water pump. Sent it to us for repair of the head. Head was pulled and sent to our machine shop (outsourced). These g...
2006 BMW 750Li 4.8L mechatronic VIN: WBAHN83586
just installed factory reman. transmission. shift indicater flashes all the time. will not go into any gear. verus D10 will not communicate with trans, launch X431 PAD will not communicate w/ trans, baum iscan will comunicate but gives false data stream and no...
2007 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Key-Ignition VIN: 1G6DP57707
Key will not turn to off position if pull the actuator pin down can remove key scanned computer all modules have U1000 ECM has U1300 and P1629 Radio B1327 Amp B1004 Mitchel said clear if U1000 back top module is bad module is theft deterrent module replaced-re...
1990 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc-Z 5.0L Engine VIN: 1G1FP23F4L
Customer drove this car to us for inspection, and upon completion, could not start the car. It has spark and fuel injector pulse, as well as acceptable fuel pressure, however it just will not start. I changed all 8 plugs. Left bank plugs were very rich and bl...
2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1ZT51F86
i have a 2006 chevy malibu came in on hook, customer complaint lack of power and noise pulled in parking lot shut down vehicle and has not run since. I'v got spark, fuel,injector pulse, compression. plugs are always fuel fouled. occasionally will fire for abou...
2003 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.4L No Start, Intermittent VIN: 1C3EL46X53
Car came in on the hook with complaint of "No Start". We hit the key and it started right up. Started it multiple times and it never failed to start. Customer was unsure, so asked me to drive it around for a while. Sure enough on the second day of multiple sto...
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.7L front axle VIN: 3D7KS26D15
Thank for any help you can give. This dodge 2500 with 4 wheel drive came in for a axle seal leak on the left front axle. This front axle is the kind that is a solid axle with shafts that slide in on each side. I believe its a 9 & 1/4 aa front axle. (similar to...
2010 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L Misfire VIN: 2B3CA5CT5A
Vehicle came in with misfire verified on #1 cylinder. Visual inspection found connector loose at #1 ignition coil. Reconnect and install scan tool to monitor misfire. MDS for #1 cylinder shows 'active', other 3 MDS cylinders show 'inactive'. P1411 repeats in p... Trouble codes: P2302, P1411, P0301
2010 Dodge Journey R/T 3.5L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D4PH6FV9A
I hope somebody can help me on this problem,car came in about engine shakes on acceleration,found number 5 cylinder is misfiring.I replaced spark plugs and while in there I switch ignition coils ,after putting it all back together took car on roadtest and stil...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L injector VIN: 1FDWF36F1X
Vehicle came in missing with code po1293, I have changed injectors, valve cover gaskets, and IDM same problem. It runs terrible
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L electronics VIN: 3FTNW21F42
Ok, i need some help,usually helping others,but i am getting stumped on this one.This truck came in on a hook,no crank.charged batteries and replaced both.Truck would crank but not start,no scan data,or dtc's.installed a 104 pin breakout box,tested PCM,had gro...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L fuse 29 starter VIN: 1FMZU63K03
truck came in with no start. no power to exciter wire at starter. no power to startter relay on coil side. no power to fuse 29 in the inside fuse block under dash. i did however have power on red wire out of ignition switch at the fuse block. confirmed that fu...
2004 Ford F-150 Heritage XL 4.6L soft pedal VIN: 2FTRX17W14
replaced all rotors and brake pads spongy pedal replaced 3 master cylinders still spongy pedal,blead system manually,with scanner,and pressure bleed no air in the system
2005 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L High Motor Temp VIN: 1FMCU95H15
Hello everyone and HELP! I have this Escape Hybrid that is intermittently putting on the "high motor temperature" warning on the dash and puts the red indicator on. We got it to act up and the engine coolant is running at 180. The cooling fan is on and workin...
2006 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L cooling system VIN: 2FMZA52236
thanks for any help on this I have a 06 freestar the temp gauge will go all the way into the red when you get on the interstate at 70 to 75 mph but it wont do it all the time just when it takes a nocthon I changed the thermostat and sending unit chemical teste...
2006 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Pedal travel VIN: 1FAFP53U16
Customer complained about soft pedal travel when first applied. Reapply brake and pedal travel normal but spongey. When pedal applied first time, ABS pump makes noise. On second pedal apply, no problem. No ABS codes, brakes work fine. Another shop replaced 2 m...
2006 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L turn and brake lights VIN: 1FAFP34N86
I had a simi sharp customer diagnose his in-op turn signals and brake lights as a bad body (gem) module. He replaced it with a used one and still no work so I got it. This is such a simple system that all is required to do is check in-puts and battery positive...
1987 GMC G2500 Vandura 5.7L Stall VIN: 2GDHG31K6H
Customer complaint is stalling when warm. This is not the original engine and this has the van front with a cargo box attached. I did a lot of prelim cks. Ckd scan data and all seems good except the O2 doesn't switch like I would like to see. Key on it reads ....
2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L front axle actuator VIN: 1GKDT13SX2
Front differential actuator outer bearing worn.bearing spun in aluminum housing.removed right front axle and mounting bolts to oil pan only to find actuator is seized in oil pan mounting surface.i have soaked,warmed and attempted to pry/pull out of oil pan.is ...
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Shifting into D VIN: 1HGES165X1
Hi! I hope everyone is having a nice 4th of July weekend. I have recently purchased 2001 Civic with bad transmission thinking I could just fix it. I don't do transmission work at all, but I figured that I'll try it on my own car first. Long story short, I got ...
2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L timing chain VIN: 1HGCM72643
timing chain has jumped two teeth what is the odds of the valves being damaged?
2008 Infiniti G35 Sport 3.5L compressor VIN: JNKBV61E38
Good morning everyone. This 08 Infinity will not command the A/C compressor on. When I connect my modis and go into data there A/C command shows off when the green light is on the HVAC control is on. There are no codes in memory of any modules. I have recovere...
1992 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Limp mode VIN: SAJFY1748N
Vehicle came in with the Transmission Lamp illuminated. I have not been able to retrieve any trouble code from this vehicle at this time. I am unsure If I will need to have a factory scan tool to get the trouble code for the transmission. Are there any common ...
1989 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L cooling system VIN: 1J4FJ78L7K
Overheating 1989 Jeep Cherokee
2008 Jeep Patriot Sport 2.4L cooling fans VIN: 1J8FF28WX8
Hello, I have a 2008 Jeep Patriot that I can't figure out why the fans do not come on when the A/C is turned on. I charged the system and when I turned the A/C on the low pressure went down to 30PSI, but the high side after 45 seconds shot up to 500PSI forcing...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L A/C Compressor VIN: WDBJF65J21
Howdy Y'all !! I see now why I usually run from these M. Benz. WE have an E320 a/c compressor comes ON then shuts down. Have to stop engine then restart it will stay on 3 to 5 minutes. NO CODES Stored NOW...I added about 1 can of freon to bring pressures up to...
2001 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L pats VIN: 1MEHM55S31
Thanks to all for the help. So we got this with a po304 misfire had no spark out of #4 coil when hot.We had put a coil on this about 2k ago and all was good same code.Checked wiring all good no voltage drops and ignition wires are new and are working good. put...
2004 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L transmission VIN: JN8DR09Y74
this suv seems to be leaking trans fluid on the frame rail under the right door, the trans is dry, any ideas
1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.8L A/C controls VIN: 1G3WS52K8W
Hey Guys, this vehicle blows hot on the pass side all the time. Drivers side adjusts like it's supposed to. Checked A/C charge and it is fine. Scanned for codes and found BO365, BO367, and BO446 which is motor 2 feedback short, motor 2 feedback open and right ...
2005 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Turbocharger VIN: 4S3BL68635
The oil line to the turbo charger seems to be oiling but the turbochargers are losing the bearings and the impellers are flopping around in the cases. Has anyone had multiple failures with these Subarus? If so what could be causing this to happen so quickly? A...
2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5L Starting VIN: JF1GD67666
Key can not be removed from ignition.Suspect interlock solenoid on ignition lock assembly.Alldata has no info on this system.Key wont turn to the lock position,if i manually push pin on interlock solenoid i can turn key to lock position.Anyone out there come a...
2005 Toyota Camry 2.4L remote locking VIN: 4T1BE32K55
This Camry came in with both remotes inoperative. The owner had checked and replaced the batteries, but that did not help. We checked the batteries and the installation, which was correct, and proceeded to reprogram the remotes to the car. Both remotes worked ...
2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L starter
Truck is in customers shop. Customer replaced the alt. and battery and now it won't start and it did before he worked on it. The dash lights, and gauges and fuel pump work when the key is turned on but the starter doesn't make a sound. Also it won't communicat...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B33
Hi guys i need some help i have this 2003 vw passat 1.8 turbo had a code 2 weeks a go for p0299 under boost so i check the system and the bypass valve was no good .repalce it was all good . Today car comes back same code p0299 under boost . Check system again ...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Unknown VIN: WVWSE61J73
Hi need some assistance from the VW techs. This car came in with no ac system had a full charge 1.65 pounds. compressor was not turning on but had power at compressor. I replaced the compressor, receiver dryer. Now the compressor turns on the high side pressur...
2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L assist VIN: YV1CZ59275
brake assist warning message is on.had a bad vacuum pump,replaced pump.new pump runs when needed normal operation,warning message still there I can't find the code in any module.it does have a rt rr abs sensor with a broken harness but customer doesn't want to...

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2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM19W7Y
Well the owner was concerned about the ECM I replaced, and my diagnostic abilities so he towed it out. I'm hoping he lets me know what the problem turned out to be. What's vexing me is the chart led me straight to the ECM. I reinstalled his old unit and GM was... Trouble codes: P1351 (Ingition Control Votage High.).
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport 2.2L Shifting VIN: 1G1JH12F52
Once again you guys where right the pink wire was rotted half way thru the harness again thank you all
2009 Chevrolet HHR SS 2.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on, Hard start VIN: 3GNCA73X49
We found the upstream oxygen sensor to have failed. It was flat lined and not allowing the vehicle to go into closed loop. The customer replaced the oxygen sensor, but we were not able to see data stream after repair to see if the repair was effective. Trouble codes: P0100, P2187.
2002 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L coolant leak VIN: 1C3EL46R52
I'm closing this tech-request as a 'FIX'. Thanks to all the great guys who were so helpful and accurate on their guidance and the savvy advice I received all around. The general consensus was NOT to do any repairs, considering the mileage and the year/make/mod...
2000 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Engine/Trans VIN: 2B4GP2537Y
Thank you to all! I had checked the torque converter bolts and they were tight. The funny part is that when checking them the flex plate seemed solid. But another check uncovered the broken flex plate. It must have been jammed up the first time. Starting and s...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2B7HB11X8Y
Thanks to all for the help, it ended up being the pcm ,replaced it with a used one and vehicle runs great. Trouble codes: P0443, P0138.
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.9L no reverse VIN: 1D7HU18Z62
Thanks To all that Helped I did not have Enough clutches in the Direct clutch and I had to change the intermediate shaft Selective spacer thickness Thank you Ted.
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 ST 5.9L Cuts out VIN: 3D7MU48C84
I sent the injector driver out to have it repaired they sent back saying it was fine. So I sent it back to tha owner and told him to take it to the dealer. I have 20 hrs. tied up in this truck and can't afford any more lost time. Trouble codes: P2509 (Powerdown Data Lost Error), P0148 (High Pressure Common Rail HPCR Checksum).
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, VIN: 1FMYU04111
Well I have not been able to get it back in here to finalize as much of the diagnosis has been a favour. When I do its getting a new MAF first, possibly DPFE (sp?) sensor. One important thing that seems to be overlooked in the replies is that its not a mat...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L transmission VIN: 1FMZU73E92
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.3L battery VIN: 1FAFP34Z13
well the truth comes out. after asking about a "newer" looking alternator customer states this was done 4 months ago by another shop and this condition (draw) has occured ever since...wow, nice of her to tell me this huh? So honestly I never pin pointed the ex...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L hydraulic VIN: 1FTSX215X5
Thanks for all the replies ...Installed a ford Master cylinder and power brake booster .Appears to be a lot better . Let the customer take and try ,and so far so good.
2007 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMFU18587
As recommended by most of the responders, I recommended that the shop attack the throttle body first. The shop's tech removed the air intake assembly and found lots of deposits. He cleaned the throttle plate area and reassembled the air intake system. Not succ... Trouble codes: P0505.
2010 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L ODO, Starter VIN: 1FTKR1AD3A
Thank you to all who repleid. As per replies, the dashes on the ODO are due to a loss of Comm between PCM and Dash and can be caused by a problem with pwrs and/or grnds, the 5V Ref signal being pulled low (shorted to grnd), or internal PCM problems. In this ca...
2004 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L MIL Lamp on
This one fixed, it ended up being the purge solenoid. When ses light came on code recorded purge solenoid 1%, pressure at 0%. Would command 100% with scanner installed vacuum gauge on tank side. Pulled plug and shut truck off would drop to 0 Trouble codes: P0455 (Large leak).
1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ8142T
the problem ended up being a dead hole on #2 will have a valve job done and go from their. thank you all for your input. the moral of this story is to make sure all the work that should have been done is , don't just take someones word for it. thanks to my nep... Trouble codes: P0302, P0304, P1300.
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L No Start VIN: KM8SB12B54
Thanks for the replies, I ended up buying a new PCM from a local supplier and then sending the vehicle to the dealer to be flashed. Fuel pump relay is now grounding as designed and vehicle has been gone now for over a week. Thanks again.
2007 Lexus ES350 3.5L Converter & Pump VIN: JTHBJ46G97
I purchased a used trans from lkq and new flywheel, spacer and bolts from the dealer. Put everything together and made sure I put the black shorter bot in the correct hole. Everything is ok. Thanks to all for your help.
2007 Lexus ES350 3.5L Trans temp sensor
I want to thank you colleagues for your valuable opinions in this matter.This is what I did, took two very thin wires, like the ones you can find inside a desktop computer and welded them on the back of the trans terminals in the inside of the transmission and...
2008 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 6.3L ride control VIN: WDDNG77X18
this one is fix after replacing the ABC control module i had to do a relearn with the key by pressing lock and unlock on the key for 3 to 4 times and that did the trick...
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L compressor VIN: WMWRE33595
To the group, During my repair I also discovered that the upper-rhs engine mount had leaked out all of its' hydraulic fluid, so I replaced that mount and the others ck'd out ok.I spent an hour driving the Vehicle in the afternoon heat(95F) and stop/go traffic,...
1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L RPM increase VIN: 1N4BU31D8S
After checking and re-checking the air intake we found it to not fit completely on the throttle body. Thanks for all the help
2004 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L Temperature
Thank you everyone for your responses. This vehicle does not require cvt fluid. I was a little misled with the information that was given to me previously. The customer did put some lubeguard additive into it and it seemed to help so far. Thanks
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, ABS, Trac VIN: 1G2NF52E8Y
Thank you for the replies I have not had this vehicle back in the shop as yet. I did have the customer come back with a concern of the lights and the dinging sound (the trac warning). Took some explaining but he said its getting more and more frequent, which... Trouble codes: C1226 (RF Wheel Speed Performance), P0300 (Misfire).
2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L evop monitor VIN: 4T1BF28B41
My fuel trims were okay after i replaced M A F I was making sure fuel level was just below the 3/4 mark i found no restrictions in evap system and held vacuum and or pressure when it was commanded I wanted to drop the canister and check wiring. I know the conn...
2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Misfire VIN: JTEGH20V82
Hi there and thanks for the help on this one. The culprit was the #1 fuel injector. We swapped the injector into the #3 position and after driving a few days, the misfire code switched to #3. We replaced the injector and no problems after that. Thanks, R...
2007 Volkswagen Passat Value Edition 2.0L engine VIN: WVWLK73C57
I replaced the high press. fuel pump and intake camshaft (the follower had completely worn through). The engine runs a lot quieter now. It still sounds a little like a diesel which is normal. Thanks to everyone who replied.
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