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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L trunk VIN: WBADD6329V
This trunk will not open with the switch next to the hood release or the handle at trunk lid. The car was just detailed and the detailer said he could only open it once. You can hear the general module clicking when the button is pushed. I need to know how to ...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L oil filter VIN: 1GNDT13W2X
oil leak around filter which is a remote filter and not attached directly to motor.Machine surface looks good and of course gasket on filter should compensate for any imperfections anyway.doesnt matter what brand of filter it always ends up leaking. any ideals...
2005 Chevrolet Colorado Sport 3.5L driver window, power locks VIN: 1GDT136458
Hi, Hoping for some help... The customer mentioned that his CD player did not work, I tried a CD to confirm his complaint and could not make a CD work. Ive seen this before and just simply disconnected the battery, and then it worked fine. I did this on this v...
1997 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR14X8U
Hello Everyone, need help.Check engine light on 1 month ago. Came in with codes PO171 & PO174 RUNS GREAT NO COMPLANTS EXCEPT CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON.. Test drove with codes cleared for 20 miles the codes have no reset so for. I am showing LONG TERM FUEL TRIM 1 -... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2001 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Differential VIN: 1FMZU73E51
thanks in advance for the help, (this all started after owner pulled his wife's truck out of a snow bank) driving truck in auto4x4 it feels fine but in 4wheel high on turns it feels like a broken ring gear in front differental. check 4wd controller for troble ...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L wheel VIN: 1FTSS34PS6
hello all need some help here got the pleasure to work on a 2006 econoline 350 diesel van 2wd the company driver is complaining of the steering wheel not returning to center after a turn and is scared if driving it till its fixed .so i get van and verify the p...
2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Mechanical VIN: JHMCG7661Y
hi i have problem to adjust intake valve v tec engine on right side intake valve with shim and spring from 1 to 4 very tight cannot adjust check with all data . it did not help much .cylinder head got back from machine shop . took shim and spring loose still v...
1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L tcc VIN: 1LNHM97V3X
car came in with cold start stall whenput in gear forward or reverse. checked with scan tool had high iac % when gets fully warmed up idles ok in also surges when taking off from dead syop till you et to 10 mph
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L battery draw
when the car park overnite the battery will be totally dead.. I already unplugged the sit module on both side, front and rear sam module, I try to test it with unplugged the fuse and relay but still got the draw is anything still common on this vehicle?? I rea...
2002 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L temp VIN: 3G7DAO3E32
Car was towed in, with coolant in oil, and oil in coolant; I replaced the intake gasket, that was bad. I had no reason to go further, as I have seen many of these engines with this problem.Now it gradually gets hot. There is little heat from the heater. ( I di...
2000 Subaru Forester 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JF1SF6558Y
Got a Subaru that is kicking us. Came in for no power at times. Found it would misfire real bad and did not have power at times even if not misfiring, idle will surge at times also. Rear oxygen sensor is close to zero most of the time, can get to change some i...
1995 Volvo 850 2.3L not sure,hence the help request
This car belongs to a supplier of mine. Her son replaced the brake vaccumn booster because she said the pedal felt"gushy". I test drove the car yesterday and noted that the pedal was firm, but the brakes bond/dragged for about eight seconds after you released...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2002 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1FP22KX2
we are going to try new o2s and a new cat,im sure the cat is the problem so if anything else should actually fix it i will sent a new post.thanks to all, Andrew Trouble codes: P0420 (cat eff).
1989 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTEF14Y8K
Thanks to everyone for your replies,after further diagnostics were performed I found no.3 injector bad but this wasn't the only problem. Also found the intake gasket damaged at the bottom of the intake. This is a hard area to get to also.I used propane with a ... Trouble codes: 22 (map sensor input is out of selftest range), 63 (tp sensor input is less than selftest minimum), 33 (egr is not opening).
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Clutch VIN: 1FTNW21F1X
Thanks for all of the replies. The problem I found was that some of the pins/rivets that hold the Diaphram Spring to the Pressd Steel Cover were loose. This was not noticable when the Pressure Plate was removed from the Flywheel. This would put pressre on the ...
2000 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FACP73WXP
thank you all for your input, however, everything that has been replied to the posting, we have done & tried with no results. at this point, customer said he will drive vehicle with light on since it is not affecting the driveability of the car.
2003 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L start system VIN: 1FAFP38373
The Focus RUNS, after looking at all the replies I took the Focus to our local locksmith and he reprogrammed the car to accept the NEW REPLACEMENT KEY and it started right up. It sure is great to have such a great group of technicans to consult with abou...
2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG45C21
sorry it took so long to close post. but the timing belt broke while test running drive cycle and bent the valves. only problem found was the crack at the exhaust manifold by o2 sensor. replace and resolved slow sensor code. customer taking back to used car de... Trouble codes: P1623, P0133.
2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: KMHDN45D23
A month and a half later and I have not seen this car back so I wouldn't call this a fix but it's off my hands. Thanks to every one who took the time to reply.
2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM97V5Y
Sorry it took so long, but the customer took some time to decide if to repair the engine and then it took a few days to get the gasket set. The customer picked it up on Friday, we finished it on Wednesday and I drove it Wednesday and Thursday both from cold c... Trouble codes: P0174 (System lean bank 2).
2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A23
Thank You very much for such a fast responce. I never could have thought by replacing all the coils would fix this car. thanks again for all your help. Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0305, P0304, P0354, P0355.
1997 Other European Laredo 2.5L Engine VIN: 1J4GZN8MXV
Thank you very much for the info i got regarding leak testing the engine. And I have tried most off your suggestions my self. I forgot to tell you that I have no water in the oil when I tested for that. I drove the jeep for over a week now and no leaks. Ye...
1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L temp sensor VIN: 4TAVN13D3R
We replaced radiator (which includes the trans cooler) due to a coolant leak at the radiator seam & have not heard back from the customer. Can only assume the concern has been remedied as the customer had been in several times about the issue prior to replacin...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LS5580W
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