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1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L Drive VIN: WBAGD8329R
My problem is I can't access the Trans computer to get information. I don't have access to the Trans operation information. What controls the power to the shift solenoidsí? I have drive one gear forward and reverse. The Trans is not slipping feels like it is i...
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2000 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS 5.7L Intermediate shaft VIN: 2G1FP22G8Y
Thanks to everyone first, I need Replacement part G.M. # [...] for this 2000 Camaro. G.M. said the part is no longer made ??? Please Help Thanks, Ken
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21F83
03 F250 Super Duty Turbo Diesel 7.3 with ongoing problem. Crank sensor Ford replaced. Truck runs good for weeks and Then mostly in drive sounds like a 4 cylinder/sputters/stalls in gear/almost not driveable. SES light ON (but goes Out)but my older scanner Doe...
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2003 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4.2L tcc VIN: 1GKET16S03
attention transmision guys. i need your help on this 4l60e. it is my wife's truck and i have not been able to fix it yet. it feels like a slight misfire under light load either crowding the throttle or pulling a hill. sometimes it will do it on flat ground und...
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1999 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Engine VIN: 2MEFM75W7X
Vehicle sat over winter. Upon startup a knock developed coupled with billows of white sweet smoke from tail pipe. The car ran fine when parked. When turning engine with a ratchet a tight spot occurs at the same place with each rotation of the crankshaft. The c...
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1998 Subaru Legacy Brighton 2.2L engine VIN: 4S3BK4251W
Engine was leaking oil from timing belt cover. Replaced crankshaft oil seal and installed a new timing belt. All marks on belt lined up perfectly with notches on crank sprocket and left and right cam sprockets. Replaced the Champion sparkplugs with a new set o...
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L abs, motor VIN: WAUEH24B6Y
disconnected the abs control sprayed the connection with contact enhencer (contact ol from wurth cie) and so far alls good
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1991 BMW 850i 5.0L Steering VIN: 000CB73660
First , Thanks to all who helped with this one , the replies basically pointed to a problem with air in the system or a restriction in the feed side of the system , but the problem was in the pressure line from the pump , the original hose come with a crimp wh...
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2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L sun sensor VIN: 1GNCS13W41
Thanks to all that replied the Temp control motor was bad ,it also had a broken blend door motor the clip for the rod broke,cust declined repair at this time,thanks again for the replies.
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2005 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L TempGauge/ECM VIN: 2G1WF52FX5
Didn't have to replace the IPC. Tried disconnecting BATT terminals and letting it sit for a while. When the terminals were reconnected the temp gauge went back to COLD. The car never really went into LIMP mode. This was falsely reported by the car owners s...
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2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C8GF6848R
thanks to all!!! I had no 5 volt at first started unpluging all the sensor that whent to the 5 volt started with crank sensor (don't start their)map , tps & cam checked after every one was unpluged. when i got to the cam unpluged and got my 5 volt back.pluged ... Trouble codes: P0122, P0335, P0340, P0405, P0129.
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L temp gauge VIN: 2D4GP44393
thanks guys, used one worked fine, the miles was stored in the pcm, it came right up with the right mileage,
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1996 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEC14W5T
Thanks everyone for your input, found badly worn distributor gear, replaced and adjusted cam retard and no more problems. Trouble codes: P0300.
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2004 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L Compressor VIN: KMHHM65DX4
Well, i thought it was the compressor and so did a few of you. I told the customer they would most likely need a compressor. They decided to decline the $1000 bill to fix it. I guess when it gets too hot for them i will update all of you if it really did wo...
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Surge, MIL on- no P codes VIN: SAJEA51D22
Hello Friends, First I want to thank all that responded, these were all very intellegent replies, all were good and all had some bearing on this repair. Most really hit the nail on the head though because all really understood that for now the problem w... Trouble codes: C1145 (RF ABS wheel speed sensor always present), P0171 (Bank 1 Lean back in January not present now), P0174 (Bank 2 Lean back in January not present now.), P1000 (Typical Ford code for all monitors not ready. MIL not affected.), P1547 (FLight Data recording saved).
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1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Starter circuit VIN: 1LNLM91V4V
Replaced the SCIL module. This module supplies ground to the starter relay coil through the Transmission gear select switch. Without that ground it won't crank even though the coil sees 12Vdc at the coil from the key switch.
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L oil gauge VIN: WDBGA32E8P
I had nine replies, all were most helpful, thank you! The short answer is it was a low oil pressure problem caused by a sludge clogged oil filter; new oil and filter fixed it. Now the long answer. We concluded we had a low oil pressure problem, not a gauge ...
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2000 Pontiac Montana 3.4L compressor seal VIN: 1GMDX03E3Y
it seems that alot of people still put in compressor front seals but you do ned to be carefull of how much play is in the shaft and that the clutch is working and not getting hot and taking out the seal. i would still leave it up to the customer and choose yo...
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2000 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Headgaskets VIN: 4S3BH6459Y
Thanks everyone for you're input, it seems I was a little quick on the draw the miss was an injector plug not locked on and the burning antifreeze was residule in the exhaust, ran it for 30 minutes was fine, presssure tested last night good, test drove again t...
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