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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: WBAAM3336X
Car came to my shop with engine noise and no power steering.Checked system powering steering belt sliping due to water pump pully was about to come off. Replaced water pump and t-stat. Car can idle for a long time and not show hot, but driving goes in red and ...
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1995 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GNDM19W9S
van has bad idle at all times. when it gets hot it will stall,changed Ignition mod, but that did not help. followed flow chart for the symptoms,ever thing tested good. took off upper intake to look at spider injector and watch spray pattern it seem fine. Have ...
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1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL52M3V
This is the Lumina car. Since the head gasket and intake gasket job the engine has a SLIGHT misfire under a slight load and during decel. Customer first felt misfire in the 50 to 55 mph range under slight load. But I've been able to duplicate it at very slow s... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple misfires), P1406 (EGR Pintle Position Circuit Problem)
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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Radio VIN: 3GNFK16Z93
The radio has a high pitched buzzing noise that gets louder with higher RPM's. Sounds like ignition interference but plugs & wires were already replaced. Alternator made no difference. Can we put a filter inline to stop the noise? I know these GM radio's have ...
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2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.3L caliper VIN: 2C4GP44372
van came in 2 years ago,with brake pedal to floor massive air in left front cailper, was dry no sighns or leaks ,replaced caliper van wes fine for 2 months.returned with air again in same caliper,replaced hose and another caliper,2 weeks later back with air bu...
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2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L lash adjusters VIN: 1FTPW12584
truck came in with what i thought was noisy adjusters. did oil pressure check. it was between 30/35 psi. oil level was about 1 1/2 qts. low. after reading through the fix data base, i thought the problem might be from the cam phasers. pulled front cover. found...
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1997 Infiniti QX4 3.3L rear suspension VIN: JNRAR05Y5V
went for a test drive and found death wobble when driving high speeds.felt like rear axle is not in alighnment .howeverchecked panhard bar for play (all good)checked upper radius am bushings and found them tobe cracked.so i replaced them and went for a test dr...
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2000 Mazda Familia 1.6L Stall VIN: JM6BJ10M20
I am a exAmerican Tech tring to scann this Mazda. In America this car would be a Mazda 323, or a Protoge. I am in StLucia caribbean and the cars are from Japan and although its a 2000 model it does not appear to be OBD11 as I cant find a OBD11 connector to con...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L cooling fan
since then after three days the fan run full speed as soon as key is turned on about 20 seconds later checked code it say short to wire in me for the fan as i understand there is wire comming from me to module of fan in the fan if no signal from there the fan ...
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2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L No Start, Blows fuse, #59 ecu VIN: JN1DA31A82
My tech made a mistake. He thought this was like earlyer Maxima's that there is a TSB to add a ground wire to the ground circut at MAF connector. This was for poor MPG. The car drove fine, no ses light for 6 miles on the test drive after all service work. Cust...
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2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L front left low beam VIN: JN8AZ06W93
the front left low beam light is not working; there is nothing worng with the bulb, we tested the bulb in the front right low beam 7 its working fine. we checked for power & ground; its ok, we have it. all the fuses work properly, there is no melting in the el...
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2003 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Stall VIN: 1GMDX13E63
hi techs this one has me stumped maybe you can steer me in the right direction. this van has stalling problem that seems to be time or temp. related . when this van gets to about 200 degrees or so when comming to a stop it will stall out doesn't do it all the ... Trouble codes: P0101 (M.A.F.sensor range/ performance problem)
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1987 Toyota Supra Turbo 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: JT2MA71J5H
hey guys,i have a real thorn in my side.vehicle is daily driven and for no apparent reason vehicle will blow coolant through the overflow bottle after vehicle is stopped.does not happen all the time,vehicle does not run hot or overheat.i have personally driven...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Full load charging voltage VIN: 3VWCAA21C9
Car back ~100 miles later on the hook. Battery too dead to crank, but would operate accessories. Charged battery again, tested good with both OTC electronic tester and carbon pile. Alternator charges 13.8v no loads and does practically nothing at full loads. I...
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Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2002 BMW 745Li 4.4L timing cover VIN: WDAGL63422
thanks to everyone that replied. this job went pretty smoothly. W/o taking the oil pan or heads off i got the timing cover off fairly easy. i pulled the crank seal out and used my bar puller in the hole left behind. i slowly pulled a little then tapped at the ...
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2005 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GNEC13T55
almost all replies stated programming or anti-theft issue. I have a tech 2 and tis went all through that before posting I failed to mention this in my post. I left working the u1000 code and worked on getting engine started. My idea was once engine was running... Trouble codes: U1000.
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1998 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4C3AU52H4W
Thanks all of you guys for all of your help. Basically the problem was found as a defective distributor cap when the engine warms up for more of 10 to 15 minutes, the distributor cap stars to shoot sparks. The problem was fixed after the distributor cap was re...
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2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L odometer VIN: 2FAFP71W06
I ordered another cluster from Ford. Before I put it in I wiggled the connector to flex the circut board in the fist one I put in & the odometer would either dim or go out. I installed the second one and it was fine. Flexing the circut board made no difference...
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2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8L No Power to pump VIN: 2HGFG12626
Bad ECM Thanx for the help. Had no injector pulse was able to pulse injector and test with noid lights and had all systems in proper operation. Car was 4k over warranty on ecm and honda just laughed at some help for the customer. programmed a new ecm and all i...
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2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8L noise VIN: 2HGES1232J
thanks again for the help everybody. i turned out to be a vavle train noise. i removed the valve cover and found one of the vtec motion springs broken on cylinder number one. the reason it would only make the noise at idle is because the spring is only used to...
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2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L No Start VIN: SALTY12481
Sorry to keep this open for so long, car is fixed but not history yet. This was a strange one, first time I've ever seen it on any car. Most of the responses said crank sensor and the original did have a screwy scope pattern, the new one was text book perfec...
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2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Parking Pawl VIN: SALTW16463
We did as recommended (removed the transfer case and housing that is between the transfer case and the rear of the transmission) and found the transmission case AND the case in-between, were both cracked where the parking pawl and pin mount!!This vehicle had c...
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2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L a/c air tempature VIN: 1LNHM87A52
The system has no tempature blend door. The left & right tempature is controled by a 5 port water control valve to the heater. Set the control head to 60F then there should be no water flow to the heater left and right sides. The control valve should be flowin...
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2006 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.8L transmission VIN: JA4MW51R12
Thanks to everybody, great resource.Jason and Dave were right, it was transmission related. Also Brian was right about the spark plugs and oil from the valve covers. First i replace the plugs and notice the oil leak witch i didn't fix at that time. Drove agai...
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2004 Nissan Pathfinder Armada SE 5.6L No Drive VIN: 5N1AA0BB14
I am waiting to make sure this one is fixed. In the mean while, It was suggested to check the TFT (trans fluid temp) sensor, the torque converter, transmission cooler, and trans cooler lines for being bent or clogged. We checked all of this, and found no pr...
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1989 Toyota Tercel EZ 1.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT2EL36G1K
When I first pulled the carb off this vehicle to check the float setting I didnt check to see if it was gaslogged. So I pulled it down again and tested the float by setting it in a bowl of gas. After noticing that the float was gaslogged I ordered a new one fr...
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