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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFA53591
Hello Fellow Techs, We have a 2001 X5 3.0 6cyl in the shop with code 246 - Secondary Air Injection Bank 2 Low Flow. During a visual inspection we found the connector loose for the Bank 2 Seensor 1 O2 sensor (not plugged in all the way). We scanned the system a... Trouble codes: 246 (Secondary Air Injection Bank 2 Low Flow)
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1987 Buick Regal GNX 3.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 1G4GJ1177H
Need some help this my own car I dropped pan to change tcc solenoid due to not releasing also changed filter I put in mobil 1 synthetic simple ha driving car home motor reved to 6500 on 1-2 shift 2-3 shift perfect 3-4 perfect lock is working normal! I droped p...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDSF35S4X
starts & idles good, as soon as you give it gas it will stall,stumble,cut out or hesitate. let it warm up & it runs great. thank you for your help.
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2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Cam Timing & Rough Idle VIN: 3FAKP1131Y
Thanks to all that reply. I know how frustrating some of these cars can be and this site helps all of us. Well it all started when the customer brought the car in on the hook and then explained to me what had happened. As he was driving the car it just felt li...
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S2DM58W11
Have a Isuzu Rodeo with a 3.2, Cranks fine, But no start, Have power to injectors and coils, But no signal pulse to ground to turn them on during cranking Went through diagnostic trouble tree, Have signal from Crank sensor going to computer, and no RPM shows o...
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2000 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L engine VIN: KNAFB1219Y
Thanks for your replies in advance. I have a 2000 Kia Sephia with 65K that emits a cloud of blue smoke only after operating at highway speeds for a period of time (10 minutes or more). Typically there is a large cloud of smoke that's emitted for 3 to 4 second...
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1999 Lexus LX470 4.7L ride quallity VIN: JT6HT00W9X
hello everyone i have a lexus lx470 that rides like the shocks are locked up and the suspension fluid was empty the are no external leaks anywhere i think the accumulators are ruptured and i think this is where the fluid is going if anyone has any deffinate an...
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1995 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNLM83W2S
Car came in for a brake job. Turned air ride switch off. Lifted the vehicle on lift. Performed brake job. After lowering vehicle the rear went to the ground as it has in the past. Turned the suspension switch back on, turned the key on to allow bags to reinfla...
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1948 Buick Roadmaster 248CID transmission
I received 14 replies and the filler turned out to be under the passenger side carpet . There I was able to remove a cover to reveal a filler cap that resembled a P/S cap of the same type as G.M. used for their P/S pumps on the cars from the 60's , 70's and 80...
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2000 Buick Regal GS 3.8L starting VIN: 2G4WF5511Y
We replace the battery check the wiring and we donít find any problem. I called the customer yesterday and he tells me that the vehicle is running ok. I think that the wiring could have an intermittent situation but I donít find the problem. The engine supp...
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1990 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L delayed engagement VIN: 1GCDC14K8L
I wish I had fixed this truck by now, but I'm a little short on time and money at the moment. Many people said dont try to build it yourself, while about as many said go for it but be careful. I am leaning towards the latter because I'm pretty capable and I li...
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1992 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Stall VIN: 2G1W454T9N
First off I want to thank everyone for their input. A couple of things I want to point out is first, I was calling the crankshaft position sensor wrong, I was calling it the CPS and it is called the CKP. Also, I forgot to mention that I had thought of shorted ...
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2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNFK16T61
I ended up putting smoke in the exhaust and found alot of holes in my welding, on top of pipe, hard to get at, sealed it up and sensor went back to normal, thanks for all the ideas.IATN ROCKS Trouble codes: P0137.
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2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Starting VIN: 1FDXE45PX4
well this truck went back to dealer again and again and then they hooked up what they call a flight recoder that will recode what the computer is seeing when it wont start but of course it hasnt acted up again so if i hear what happens i will write again thank...
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1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1HGCB7652P
Thanks everyone, I had already checked for low coolant, and it was fine. The car hadn't acted up on me until this morning, the idle got very erratic, up and down like a toilet seat. I noted that the coolant hoses to and from the throttle body heated up fairly ...
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L cooling fan VIN: 1J4GW58NX1
TO EVERYONE WHO REPLIED TO THIS PROBLEM ON THIS 2001 JEEP CHEROKEE.THIS MODEL/YEAR DID NOT HAVE THE RELAY UNDER THE RIGHT HEADLIGHT .BUT IT DID HAVE THE HOLES WHERE IT WOULD OF MOUNTED.THE FIX WAS REPLACING A DEFECTIVE PUMP.AND I ALSO REPLACED THE FAN SOLENOID...
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2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L compressor VIN: 1YVFP80C14
thank you for the replies could not ever find a way to get codes all scan tools in shop did not offer codes on this car maybe the factory tool but i did find the problem with a little time and a little testing and logic what i ended up doing was checking all t...
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1968 Mercury cougar 302CID engine VIN: 8RSTR13524
well i nstalled the enging with the balancer and flex plate off the 68 engine then the intake was not the same due to a egr port on it so i used the one off the 68 then i installed a new flex plate and the welded on weight was thicker and rubbed the sheet meta...
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1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L compressor coil/diode VIN: 1G2NE52M8V
i am assuming this vehicle is fixed after replacing the a/c compressor diode. the customer drives by my shop every day and beeps the horn and waves so i can only assume he is happy. thanks to all who replied on this nightmare vehicle, nd hopefully none of you ...
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2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NW12E0Y
Found broken wiring in cmp sensor harness, replaced the cmp sensor and code or mil light has not returned, thanks for the responses, and quick help.
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1996 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Lock up convertor VIN: JT3HN86R3T
The problem was the lock up solenoid. The problem was that Mitchell On Demand gave the spec of 11 - 15 ohms in step 1 but contradicted itself in step 3. I just wanted to make sure that step 1 was right. Thanks for the help.
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L cooling VIN: 3VWCC21C2Y
thanks to all that replied . I even got back with customer to see if the other garage had put an oe pump on it yes they got it from a vw dealer. thought i fixed problem after driving about 35 mi. in a couple of days. decided to take back to customer . quess ...
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