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2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L engine VIN: SALME11473
engine smoke spark plugs out number 8 full of oil some recomend pcv why only one cyl any help
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1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1G4GP2216S
Car was running great then motor sized-up. We are now looking for a used motor. My question is will a standard 3.8 long block do the job. A parts check list only a cam and gasket differences. I have a hard time thinking this is all that is different in the two...
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1995 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1GNDU06L5S
This is my own vehicle, old 3800 Buick engine. When cold started I get a lot of lifter noise, ie. the oil is draining back down. I am assuming it is leaving the pump somewhat dry. Start vehicle and it will rattle for about 5-10 seconds, oil light goes off and ...
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2005 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L TempGauge/ECM VIN: 2G1WF52FX5
The fans work correctly, all fuses are good, waterpump, thermostat and ECT sensor have been replaced. ECM thinks engine is OVERTEMP as soon as the engine is started and goes into Limp Mode even though engine has NOT run long to get HOT. It is as if the engine ...
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1997 Daihatsu Terios 1.3L Surge VIN: JDAJ100G00
Hi Problem shows up by locking throttle at 2000 rpm or above (stationary vehicle) After 5 to 10 minutes of running engine begins to surge, cause found to be injectors switching off, loosing earth to injectors. (Both sets of 2 injectors). Don't know if related...
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2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L axle seals VIN: 3B7KF2368Y
this is my own truck and this leak is driving me crazy.ive got dana 80 rear end and the right side axle seal i cannot get it to stop leaking. ive put 5 axle seals in this and will not stop leaking. checked vent tube,nice and clean,went with oem seals still lea...
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2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B6HB11Y2Y
this van is friends i have try all i know just cant get a finger on this one brand not my cup of tea good commpression but when igo to start well almost start and engine will hydro lock with #2 cly full of feul all others dry iam thinking ecm but if any one ha...
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1998 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 1GCHG35RXW
There is no problem found anywhere but this van continues to miss at cruise only. It's the second GM truck i've had with this problem and am unable to find the problem. Everything I can think of that would cause a stumbling at cruise I've replaced. thank you.
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1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1VSTE43DFR
Good evening, This Lexus runs great,but it is intermittantly running hot. I have followed the coolant bleeding procedure but i am still having issues. The heater is only blowing warm air. The control valve is working but i am not getting flow through it.I had...
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1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4M2XV11TXX
Hello, I have a 99' villager with 3.3L that was brought to me running rough, poor idle. I checked the obvious and found the fuel pressure regulator leaking badly. Replaced and found still surging. Smoke tested intake system and found Leaking intake gasket, rep...
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2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L compressor, fan VIN: WVWGF21J7Y
Been pulling my hair out with this volkswagon. Car came in low on charge, evacuate and recharge was performed. After the repair, the compressor wasn't turning on and also noticed that the fans would stay on for 15-20 minutes after the key had been pulled from ...
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2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L differential VIN: YV1LZ56D1Y
Hello Volvo Techs We have this vehicle that has an oil leak coming out of the right side of the differential seal, where the axle shaft connects to the differential, we never done this job and my question is do we need any special tools to do the job?, and als...
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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L Throttle body VIN: WBACD4321W
Well, sorry I did not get back to you sooner, but we have been dealing with other issues on this car. The code 119 never came back after we opened the throttle plate and we cleaned it, now it works ok but a code 18 comes often turning the check engine light. I...
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1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Charging VIN: 1P4GP44RCV
We had installed an alternator new that just happened to be defective. Thanks for the help might have replaced computer if I had not found the field wire
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2002 Ford E-550 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDAE55F42
ITS FIXED BOYS , BUT BOY AM I GLAD I DO THINGS THE WAY I DO THEM. WHILE WAITING FOR RESPONSES I WENT AHEAD AND REMOVED THE OIL RESIVOIR IN ORDER TO INSPECT IT / INSPECT THE GENERAL AREA , AND TO ATTEMP AT LOCATING THE CHECK BALL. AFTER ITS REMOVAL YOU C...
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1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Surge VIN: 1HGCG6659X
Many thanks to all who responded the culprit was indeed the filter in vtec switch housing replaced screen roadtested vehicle and all is well. thanks again to all who helped me iatn is and its members are a wealth of information. Trouble codes: P1259.
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1994 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L no power steering VIN: JNKNG01D6R
i ended of putting three aftermarket pumps on and they all did different things one didnt have any pressure to the active suspenion the next one had no power steering pressure and the third pump leaked and i tried bleeding it and didnt help installed a new pum...
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1998 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L brake pedal VIN: JALC4B1K6W
I want to thank everyone that responded for their quick and helpful replies. Clamping off brake lines I totally forgot about. This proceedure can be used on any hydraulic system. The specific information regarding rear brake adjustment was very useful. I clam...
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1J4G258S9V
I don't work on too many of these so I appreciate the advice of those that do. After seeing all the votes for the crank sensor we went ahead and replaced it and have had no more problems. Many thanks to all who replied, Paul (Stewart's auto)
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2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L No Start, Cuts out VIN: SALTY1248X
Many thanks to all who replied. Sure enough, the main relay was the culprit. I had tapped on the relays prior to posting, though it seems I had to be a little more persistent with this one before it would fail. For future reference, the main relay on this veh...
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2004 Land Rover Freelander SE3 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNY122X4
Unfortunately we could not find a wiring diagram or locations for this vehicle. It appears that they used the same color wires on these late cars but re-routed the harness and installed a coil over plug ignition system instead of the coils mounted on the intak... Trouble codes: P1383 (Ignition feedback resistor circuit).
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality
the customer has yet to return for further testing. If and when he does I will certainly forward any resulting data.Thanks for all the ideas.
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2001 Oldsmobile Alero GX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3NK52T81
Thanks to all tha responded. Sorry for the long post but this code took 300 miles to set.This car is still not fixed. The code is p0440, which states that the system is unable to pull the evap system in vacuum,to test the system. The evap purge valve is at int... Trouble codes: P0440.
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1998 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G2JD12T1W
Hi, thanks for all the input, I knew it was related to the AIC, if I started the car then quickly disconnected the AIC before it stalled it would idle all day long. I looked at all your suggestions and decided to start by checking the wiring from the PCM to IA... Trouble codes: P0506 (idle air control).
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