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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L door locks VIN: BMW1999323
This Beemers doors will not unlock either with the remote key or at the drivers door lock.We fished a rod thru the door to push central door lock switch and it is inop as well.Seems that locks are in the double lock position and the mechanical unlock feature h...
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1999 BMW 750iL 5.4L batt. safety term. VIN: 1230123041
need info for part # for repair of second battery 55 ah. bst blown. the replacement one for the 110 ah. battery was different diameter cables.3 /99 there was a change from mrs2 to mrs3. bst for second battery is supposed to be replacement for 250 amp breaker.
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2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GNDX03E71
Hi this custumer take this vehicle to the shop because the vehicle start rev up while in idle but I never could get see the problem by myself so i dont really know what RPM could get. so when the problem don't show I start to diagnostic the code P0366 that hav... Trouble codes: P0336 (crank angle sensor)
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2004 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Lacks Power VIN: WD2PD74484
Well, I've got another Sprinter Van here with a drivability issue. The vehicle lacks power, idles rough, and the check engine light is on with the codes listed below. With the DRB III I performed several tests, one of which measures the flow rate (quantity) of... Trouble codes: 2018 (fuel rail pressure malfunction rail pressure too high), 2115 (misfire cylinder 3), 2016 (fuel rail pressure malfunction fuel flow below minimum quantity)
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1990 GMC R1500 Suburban 5.7L belts VIN: 1GKER16KOL
hi guys,i no this is a old one but it's drivin me crazy!it's my ride so i have it all the time.problem is the belt squeels alot.i can replace it and it's good for awhile,but i'll go through a car wash and it'll squeel the next day.i've tried to replaced alt.,t...
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2004 GMC Savana 2500 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTGG25U14
Hello and help all in one sentence. This vehicle is part of a fleet here in Palm Harbor, Fl. Within a couple of minutes after starting from sitting all night, this engine will begin to misfire for 5-10 minutes then all of a sudden run smooth and normal. While ... Trouble codes: P0174, P0175, P0300
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1991 Nissan Sentra SE 1.6L 1-2 shift when ambient air temperature is hot out
Hey iatn techs, this Nissan belongs to my grandpa and it has a bad 1-2 shift problem when the air temperature outside is hot, say about 75-90 degrees F. In the winter months, like now when about 30-40 degrees, it will shift fine. In the summer it will take for...
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2005 Chrysler 300 (Car) Limited 3.5L blower resistor VIN: 2C3JA53G35
Thankyou so very much the problem that I had was a simple one I ordered the resister that the dealer said that this car had and for the life of me could not find it to replace after all I've changed a hundred of these before thus asking this great group for he...
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2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 3D7MA48C73
Thank you all for your help. The 3 replies all suggested what I suspected. The FCA was the cause of the surging at idle. It incorrectly adjusts the pressure causing the idle to surge up and down and occasionally stall. The replacement part #[...] is avail...
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Erratic High Idle VIN: 2FMDA5148T
We got 9 replies and followed through on all of them. Resealed upper and lower intakes. Resmoked and still have a little leakage at ends of intake runners. Tech forgot to open fuel rail to check for debris. All EGR ports clear. Ran with alternator unplugged to... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1).
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1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA51U8B
Thanks all for help information = horse power!!! Change [...] bank 2 problem fix. Right information helps. Trouble codes: P0156 (O2S21 CKT fault).
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1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L rear flange ? VIN: 1FMPU18L0X
Noise was able to be made in Reverse as well as in foward. Noise was also present with wheels turned either direction. I was able to make MORE than ONE clunk on take-off. Final diagnosis: Transfer case internal failure. It appears the chain inside the transf...
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2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L 4wd inop VIN: 1FTRX08L43
well thanks for all the replies to this help request this on turned out to be the 4wd transfer case motor after i replaced it all started to work correctly the customer was happy because it came out a little cheaper for him in the long run thanks to all that h...
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1997 Infiniti QX4 3.3L differential side shaft VIN: JNRA05Y3VW
I really appreciate the input from the three of you. All three of you were sort of correct. I removed the four bolts to the bearing retainer and slide hammered the axle out with the bearing but I had to remove the axle assembly completely to gain access to the...
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2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L code P1308 VIN: KNDJB72312
Thanks to this great group I have found the CAS along with knowing it`s purpose. The Kia is due to return wed for more diag since the customer needed to use it. As suggested I went to Kia`s site to find there online service info and really enjoyed what they ha... Trouble codes: P1308.
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1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L intake manifold VIN: 1LNLM81W6T
Very good gentleman, almost all the 16 replies stated the obvious. That the intake manifold was the most likely cause, however in this case the intake manifold gasket on the right front runner had deterioated to the point of allowing engine coolant to migrate ...
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2004 Saturn Vue 2.2L Hesitation VIN: 5GZCZ33D24
Well, it looks like we are going to send this one back to the dealer because of the extended coverage Saturn has offered. Although I'm not 100% sure this is the problem, at least it can be eliminated as a potential concern. Thanks to all who responded.
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1991 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 4S3BC6325M
I thank everyone that helped. All that responded suggested the coolant sensor could be the problem so I changed it even though it tested good. It must have been intermittant enough I couldn't catch the problem because afterwords I could clear the codes and it ... Trouble codes: 21 (engine coolant temp), 24 (idle air control), 32 (ho2s), 13 (cmp sensor no signal).
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCF21C2Y
Thanks for the responses...pretty much confirmed my original thought that the injection pump was bad. Eventually the owner has decided to tow the beetle to a VW dealer for the likely pump replacement.(Although he doesnt really like that option) It seems that N...
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L belt noise VIN: YVIVS29521
sorry i didnt reply sooner i was waiting on customer to return the car for repairs, it turned out it was the alternator,it felt fine when turning it by hand, but the clutch must have gone bad thanks for the respones i got.
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