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1995 BMW M3 3.0L Vanos VIN: WBSBF92020
Vanos rattles when engine starts after sitting for 20 minutes +. Timing chain tensioner has been replaced. Vanos filter is clean. I suspect that the vanos accumulator is not holding pressure long enough. I have checked TIS but can't find any info. There are 3 ...
1992 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L no power VIN: 1GCGK24K6N
truck has no power. noticed on scanner the prnd2l reading is constantly switching to every position including ???'s no matter what gear you are in. i am thinking that if the computer doesn't know what you are doing it cannot control fuel or timing correctly. w...
2002 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Suspension VIN: 2C3HE66G62
This vehicle came in with the usual strut clunk in the front end. but it also has squeek or creeking noise when turning the steering to LH or RH side. We quote for struts and mounts. The lower spring insulator were bad so we included them as part of the job. W...
2002 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7FL36X92
It has been verified as #5 misfire. Got it from another shop, see repair history. Did a running compression waveform and that looks ok. I still think it is mechanical and I am wondering if there is a test for checking if the valves are pounding into the head. ... Trouble codes: P0305
2005 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EL46X15
hello i have a 05 dodge stratus that is missing constant on #2 cylinder {2.4l dohc} the customer is a basic parts changer at his dads local small shop has replaced everything related to ignition and the injector on cylinder 2. all parts came from chrysler part... Trouble codes: P0302
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L master cylinder (maybe) VIN: 1FMDU35P1T
Vehicle 1996 Ford Explorer. Engine 5.0-liter V-8, code T." All-Wheel Drive. 4-wheel disc brakes. Rear Antilock Brake System (RABS) (RWAL to you GM and Dodge folks) This Explorer recently had the brakes at all four wheels serviced. New pads were installed...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on
I am posting for a friend. He first scanned the truck and found problem with fuel compensation module, got a used one from a good source plugged it in cleared all codes and test drove truck, module was reading ok then light came back on . Put another used unit... Trouble codes: P0176, P0460, P1451
2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L no heat VIN: 1FTNE24292
cust complaint. no to little heat in cabin although temp guage is in the middle. upper rad hose was hot at radiator top but cold at the bottom. Removed upper hose at rad with engine hot and ran engine. No flow of coolant from open hose.replaced thermostat 2X s...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L rear air control VIN: 1F2W456GYU
hey ford guys i got a 2003 expedition xlt with rear air overhead console. the control works fine but it has a button to push to show you if it is on floor or ceiling the light for the floor lights up but when switched to ceiling it does not light up does this ...
1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L differential VIN: 2HGED6350M
The L driveshaft will not go far enough into the differential so the 26mm circle clip on the shaft end of the inner CV joint will seat in the cluster gear. Shaft stops ~ 1/2 " short. Striking the end of the drive shaft with a rubber hammer did not change anyth...
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L extended crank hot VIN: 1J4FY29P4V
Looking for a little help to see if any one has ran in to this before. Starts great cold the problem seems to only be after a heat soak. Then has an extended crank time and then will start. One thing that I have noticed is that if I crank for a second then try...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FX5854W
I have a contant problem with this jeep started out with dieing while turning. now stalls out crank sensor, fuel pump, fuel filter, battery, coil has been replaced but im leaning to computer. any help is great thanks. Trouble codes: P0108, P0320, P0351, P0420
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN47J72
Well fellow euro techs, I have a stumper on my hands.. This vehicle came to me with the c.e.l illuminated and code p2036 (p0410) stored. I performed multiple actuations of the secondary air injection system using the SDS and they pass. I replaced the well know... Trouble codes: P2036
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L anti theft VIN: 2MEFM75W6W
customer wanted 2 xtra keys programmed now wont even start with original key. replaced transponder and pats module. Have a ngs and ngs web flash wont program keys. checked pwr. and grnd. at module all good. 5vref at t.p.s. Programmed many keys with no problem....
1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1LS5710R
This 850 is a side project. It was with other shops that could not find the fix. It has been sitting for at least six months as far as the customer can remember prior to other shops trying to fix it. It was towed to me as a crank-no-start. No injector pulse an...

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1997 Chevrolet C1500 4.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GCEC14W8V
Thanks to all who took the time to reply to this request. It turned out I had multiple problems. First I pulled the return fuel line, there was flow with the engine not running, the flow dropped off with the engine idling and stopped under any kind of accel... Trouble codes: P0140.
2004 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L No Start VIN: 1B3EL46XNN
For Compression problem we filled clyinders twice with oil and let set overnight [ just a severly washed out motor. For code of cam / crank sensor [ Cam sensor fixed this]. No spark / no fuel pulse [ Computer ] Found out that customer tryed jump starting for t... Trouble codes: P0700.
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMDU34X3R
As indicated by almost all respondents; the TC was fragged and I completed the swap yesterday and the tranny is shifting normally. I guess there is a pattern failure with these Borg Warner 13-54 TCs. But 150,000 out of it with no fluid change aint bad. All is ...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FMDU34X5T
Pulled the pan down this weekend, and replaced seperator plate gasket. Problem seems to be solved. Thanks everyone.
1999 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Unknown VIN: 2HKRL1863X
Thanks all you guys who took the time to reply. The inputs were of great help. Will tell my buddy to replace the tranny. Thanks once again guys,U guys were great!!!
2003 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Blend doors VIN: KNDUP13163
Well customer has not returned as of yet, but had a couple of useful replies wrt the heater box. Next time he's in, I'll at least know that the actuator motors are accessible enough without major surgery. I will start there first to determine whether or not I'...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg TDI 4.9L Cooling system VIN: WVGPZ77L74
I drove it 1000 miles back at 50 mph for 22 hours straight and was able to keep the temperature guage under 220. I checked the thermostat heater wire resitance and it was 4 ohms, spec calls for 14-18 ohms. I replaced the thermostat ($234 wholesale for a friggi...
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