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2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS33471
I am having a very overwhelming day so it is hard to remember the simple things sometimes. I can not remember how to reset the adaptive learned values on this BMW. I thought I would post this before I went home tonight. Adaptation is at +12% in both multiplica... Trouble codes: 228 (Fuel Trim Bank 2), 227 (Fuel Trim Bank 1)
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1998 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L head gasket VIN: 1G6KY5497W
Hi this car is bubbling a lot up into the overflow resivour (hot or cold). I am going to replace headgaskets, has anyone done this job recently, do I have to remove engine as alldata states or can just heads be removed with out engine removal, open to any advi...
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2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L prnd32 led VIN: 1G6DM57N03
Can anyone help with correct voltage for Park/neutral signal circuit and/or location AT shift indicator module? Transmission is working correctly now.
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1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GCDC14K4K
Thanks for taking the time to read this,your input is appreciated. We've got what I thought would be an easy fix,but such is not the case. Plain Jane 89 chevy 350,TBI. Just off idle stumbles falls on it's face, return to idle runs fine.Checked the basics,dropp...
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1999 Chevrolet S10 4.3L wiper motor VIN: 1GCCS19XXW
replaced wiper motor, works for 1 day and then goes out on me, (wipers move very slow then they blow the fuse even with a new wiper motor) i have no idea what can it be
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2001 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LT 6.0L Passenger Side VIN: 3GNGC26U71
This is my vehicle (Help keep a happy marraige) When traveling at higway speeds for an extended time the passanger side always recieves cold air. It is only noticed when we travel a long distance when the Temperature is 40 degrees and below to make the passeng...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 8.1L shift solenoid VIN: 1GCJK33G91
This one is for all you allison trans people. Customer said he went to use his truck after driving for awhile and when he tried shifting he had no reverse and no forward gears. The mil lt was on and the prndl flashed. After letting it sit overnight he tried ag...
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2007 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LTZ 5.3L front differential VIN: 1GNFK16367
HI- GOT A STRANGE ONE! Ha-Ha YOU ALL HEARD THAT ONE BEFORE, ANYWAY THIS SUBURBAN IS ONLY DRIVEN ON FREEWAY AND 80K MILES IN 2YRS SHOWS IT GETS WELL USED. UNDER CARRIAGE STILL LOOKS LIKE IT JUST ROLLED OFF THE SHOWROOM. THEY HAD IT AT JIFFY FOR OIL CHANGE AND F...
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1998 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L shift VIN: 1C4GP54G2W
tran will not come out of first clear the codes and it will shift until codes come back witch is in about 5 to 10 miles codes or po700, po733 and po734
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1995 Dodge Spirit 2.5L No Start VIN: 1B3AA46K8S
THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR THE HELP TO ALL WHO HELP ME. ThE VEHICLE WAS ON THE FREEWAY AT CRUISE SPEED WHEN CAR SLOWED DOWN AND DIED ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD SIMULATING A LOSS OF FUEL.VEHICLE CRANKS BUT NO START.IGNITION SPARK IS ADEQUATE.UPON CRANK THERE IS NO FUEL...
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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1B7HC13Y6V
This truck wants to stall after a cold start - (sometimes it will idle a little low), but if we shut it off after a few seconds, it will start and stall. Pre-cat O2 sensor reads 5v at start up but goes down to under 1v in less than 30 seconds and to reading no...
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1995 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Interior lamps and warning chime
I think I'm in over my head. Truck belongs to my sis-in-law and the interior light and warning chime stay on when driving (key in run, door closed).(Also the dash lights are inop.) First thought it was door switch but decided to test fuses and found fuse 28 w/...
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1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L #5 fuse VIN: 1FMFU18LXV
vehicle came in with fuse #5 blowing every time a/c was turned on. checked blend door actuator, stuck. replaced. checked a/c system, metal in orifice tube. replaced pump, orifice tube, accumulator, flushed, works fine.. came back same prob... checked, ALL wiri...
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2003 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L hood switch VIN: 2FMZA53493
This minivan is a 2003 ford Windstar. The FEM module shows a PID for the hood that says it is always closed. Switch disconnected and checked is good, and the circuit to the FEM is not shorted or open. Removed Solus scanner and test alarm, alarm sounds with a...
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1991 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L ride control VIN: JNKNG01C5M
I have a q45 full active suspension, the problem is that when i start the car and put it in drive the rear drop and the ride become firm ,turn the car off and rear immediately jumps up to normal hight.Will like some help on how the system works.
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L reverse VIN: 1J4GW58S2X
Hello everyone, Looking for some help on this Jeep Transmission issue. Truck is in great shape, runs and drives perfect except reverse. All forward gears appear to work fine, Reverse engages, and will back up slightly as you step on the gas. I researched multi...
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1992 Lincoln Continental 3.8L Accessories VIN: 1FY459U91V
hello all tech. this car came in wipermotor not working i had follow all data check there power and ground at the motor so i replace motor and the module in one unit still not work. is there a reset one something else i need to check please give me some idea t...
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1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L oil pressure VIN: 1N4BU31D4S
Hello all, I bought my son this beater for his first car. It was a salvage car because it went airborne and along with other things, it smashed the oil pan. The guy I got it from removed and staightened the pan, said it never did leak. The problem is when you ...
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1997 Saturn SC2 1.9L compression VIN: 1G8ZG1276W
this is my own vehicle and i drove it home with no problem it sat fo two days then i went to start it and it just breifly started and died [like ran for one or two seconds] then i turned the key again and it sounds like broken timing belt . but this has a chai...
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2000 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 4S3BE6569Y
I can't duplicate the leak using the pressure tester. But if I let the car run on the lift it seems to be leaking after the motor mount on the left side. I don't see it coming from the head gasket underneath. I'm wondering if it's coming from between the motor...
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWCE63B05
Hi, hope someone can help with this one.I have a 04 passat 2.0 L TURBO DIESL WITH LACK OF POWER,drives like clogged convertor.car came in with check engine ligt with above code.I replaced boost pressure sensor,replaced fuel filter,cleared codes and drove,no ch... Trouble codes: P0121
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1999 Audi A4 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WAUED28DXX
Thanks for all the help, I cleaned the throttle blade/body this made a big improvement, never had codes, think it was all related to min air flow. Rob
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1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L telephone VIN: WBAGH8336X
Hello BMW Techs I would like to report that this car is fixed, we disconnected the car's phone computer and also the car telephone, because the beeping was coming from the car speakers, like it was a phone call coming in, phone was not in service. Many thank...
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2002 BMW 325xi 2.5L rotation rate sensor VIN: WBAEU33442
Thanks for the help. Coustomer finaly returned for S.O.P. instalation.The sensor was called rotation rate sensor on a 325ix and is under the driver seat.There was no sign of water damage.I have seen this sensor damaged by water on the z3 it is located under th...
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2002 BMW 330xi 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEW53462
Thanks for the input, all connectors in questions are very clean, no coolant leaks found. replaced the thermostat per everyones recommendation. Thanks again... -- Frank Trouble codes: P0128 (168 electrical thermostat mechanical fault).
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1983 Ford F-150 4.9L wipers VIN: 1FTDF15Y8D
Gentlemen... It turns out that this customer had just had the starter replaced and they installed a new starter solenoid at the same time... He noted that that's when the wipers started acting up... After gaining that little bit of information the problem was...
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1997 Ford F-150 4.2L lights/heater VIN: 2FTDX172XC
THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED PROBLEM WAS RIGHT LOWER GROUND RUST,MOVED GROUND WIRE TO NEW LOCATION EVERYTHING WORKS FINE, THANKS MIKE
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2000 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L Steering VIN: 1FMNU4357Y
thanks to those who responded. unfortunatly i do not have a fix. the truck actually belonged to the customers son. he was just borrowing it and decided to get it looked out. after talking to his son he called back and said not to go any further. the son was us...
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Instrument Panel VIN: 1FTZX17211
I changed the alt as it has 380mA parasitic draw. That stopped the instrument panel gauge needles from bouncing back and forth. Once engine was running and not pulling the battery down I found the wipers, power window , interior lighting and headlites all in...
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2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L engine rev VIN: 2FAHP71W05
I was never able to get the car act up. I test drove it many times with the scanner connected while recording a movie of the data. After driving the car and getting the transmission at normal operating temperature, I put the car on a lift, set the brakes while...
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2006 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLT 6.0L Excessive oil consumption VIN: 1GTHK29U36
Most of everyone said to check oil with manual gauge which i had already stated that i had checked that way first thing.But this is fleet truck so the company decided with the mileage to just send it down the road instead repairing the engine or to replace it....
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2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1654Y
Hello, I want to thank everyone who responded. It was suggested that the pressure regulator be replaced. The customer elected not to go any further. When the vehicle left our shop the code had not reset, however the fuel trims were high enough to make me think... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean).
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1999 Land Rover Defender Td5 2500CC No Start VIN: SALLDHA88X
Sorry to say that this Defender is not running yet. Thanks to all who provided very good information, but it seems that the injector solenoids are not getting any power from the E.C.U. We are in the process of obtaining a scanner that will work with this vehic...
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2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L Mechanical VIN: 1LNHM87A13
Hello again, This one is fixed and out the door. Mark from Ohio and Robert from West Virginia had it right. We pulled all the plugs and found that they were worn and had one plug that didn't belong in this car. Had a tappered sealing edge instead of a sealing...
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2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L No Start VIN: JM3LW28Y21
I'd like to start by thanking Peter, Alan, and Bob for there help. I'd also like to send a special thank you to Jason for helping me see this vehicle through to the complete fix. The fix ended up beinging replacing the PCM with a dealer reman and not an after ... Trouble codes: P1603, P1604, P1623.
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2003 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L No Start VIN: JM1BJ22513
Thanks Guys Checked cam timming found it off a small amount not one tooth. I found the crank key pushed back past the crank gear and it slipped. Looked like the key was to short. I made a longer key reinstalled and it runs fine.
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2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEHM55S41
Thank you for all your information, The car got to run well enough after I replaced the pcv hose and upper plenum gaskets but there is still a leak either from cracked intake or bad lower gaskets and customer had decided to put taht repair off for a few months... Trouble codes: P1774, P0171, P0301, P0303.
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2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L timing chain VIN: 1N4AL11E32
had a lot of good replies on this one.seems this thing was a half quart low of oil and had 5w30 oil in it i changed oil with 10w30 and noise went away{but i think after talking to customer it was ran out of oil} its funny how when they keep talking the more yo...
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1997 Saturn SL2 1.9L engine VIN: 1G8ZK5274V
Sorry for taking so long to close out. However the costumer has no time to drop of for further repair. I`ll keep all informed when done. Thanks again to all.
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2000 Saturn SL1 1.9L Accessories VIN: 1G8ZH5283Y
Thanks for all the replies. I don't have a tech 2. I have a friend about 15 miles away that does and he has no problem letting me use it but I need some sort of compensation for my time. The customer is not bothered enough with it right now to spend any mon...
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1981 Toyota Pickup 2.4L no choke heater power VIN: JT4RN38D3B
Chaulk this one up as fixed. This one had me scratching , the back fed voltage I found on the trucks ground almost had me convinced I had a partial short or a electrical component semi failing.When I checked for ground resistance between batt- and chassis grou...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA69MX4
Maf was reading low at Idle and cruise I just wanted to be sure I think is the same maf as volvo and kia. MAF fixed it , fuel trims are back to normal Trouble codes: P2177.
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