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2001 BMW M5 5.0L adaptions VIN: WBSDE93431
I have a code P0505 for idle control system. I pulled the intake and energized the iac valve from the DME and the valve opens and closes. To energize you jumper the DME relay and ground at the computer. I checked the adjustment of the throttles and the left si... Trouble codes: P0505
1993 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1G1JF34T9P
this car came in shop with complaint of no power customer says that it ran fine prior to this problem. found converter pluged had local muffler shop install aftermarket converter. this took care of power problem we replaced plugs and wires due to age we also f...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L slave cylinder VIN: 1FTRX17W7Y
have a slave cylinder leakage problem here. about 3 years ago replaced clutch,master and slave with ford parts. last spring came back with no pedal. found slave leaking replaced slave cylinder all was well until the other day when it came back with slave leaki...
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L charge light VIN: 6TUYUMHKH8
when battery light is on in dash intermittently ive found that the system was not charging sometimes and sometimes it was and light was still on . ive voltage dropped neg to housing and to head or block i forget where it went but was ok. same with positive cab...
1998 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L AT Fluid VIN: JHLRD1861W
While changing the automatic transmission fluid on this SUV, I noted the rubber dip stick seal has "DEXRON" clearly embossed on the upper surface. I have usually installed Honda AT fluid in these transmissions but the name made me wonder whether the AT fluid s...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L radio VIN: WDBRF64J41
After re-installing instument panel, the radio (command system) will not shut off when ignition key turned off tested db2 circuits - ok, tested can"c" & can "b" circuits - ok. Also instrument cluster shows dash lines for audio, tele, & nav. steering controls ...
2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WPOCA299X2
Vehicle previously had random, and specific misfire codes stored. Car acted like it had fouled plugs. Ran rough cold start, got better with temp. Runs perfect under hard accel & normal driving. After spark plugs replaced (which did look a little wet & fouled) ... Trouble codes: 0300 (random misfire), 0301 (cyl 1), 0303 (cyl 3), 0305 (cyl 5)
1993 Toyota Camry 3.0L Starting VIN: JT25KJ2EBN
Customer say this car shut off when driving .After 20 minuits it start.I change coil,module near to the coil,distrubitor, air flow sensor.this car did not stop with me. I try to get it stall but it did not stop.need some advise.thank you.
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Mechanical VIN: 3VWDD21CXY
hello this 1.8 bug was towed in. cranks over but does not fire, motor spins like the tb is broken and sounds like has no compression, I pulled the tb cover and the belt has slack is this an interference motor and can it be fixed?
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LS5545V
vehicle came to my shop from another shop they installed crank and cam sensors ,fuel pump ,ignition switch. ihave checked all the basics dont have any repair in on the lovely swedish volvo thanks in advance for all the help

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1987 BMW 325i 2.5L auxilary fan VIN: WBABB2309H
Thanks to all who replied. I found the high speed temperature switch on the top left of the radiator support and jumped it and the fan comes on at the high speed. Client was suppose to return on 7/13 but never did and he can not be reached so nothing further w...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L customer complaint VIN: WBADP6333X
Thanks for the replys,the noise is comming from the bell housing,the noise does travel around,we tried a complete trans flush but no help,this car runs great,shifts great.The customer wants to wait till the noise gets worse. Thanks to all Joe
2002 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L blower motor VIN: 4USCN33462
I everyone, thanks for the great help...after getting in to the blower i found one of the blower motor connectors overheated and melted. It was burnt very badly. So the repair I followed was to replace the blower motor and I also replaced the resistor as I was...
2000 Chrysler 300M 3.5L No Start, Misfire VIN: 2C3HE66G7Y
Hi all, unfortunately, still haven't solved this one. Appreciate all of the help, especially Francisco. Several pointed me toward flexplate issues, that's when I discovered owner had someone else change the motor with one from a different year. Removed trans... Trouble codes: P0340 (No cam sensor signal).
2003 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C4GP44363
First let me apologize for some incorrect information that I orginally put into the help request. I over looked the fact that the key is not the integrated key and fob in one. It does not have the SKIM system or even anti-theft. I do appreciate all the repl... Trouble codes: P0205 (Injector 5 control circuit), P0206 (Injector 6 control circuit), P0108 (MAP sensor circuit high voltage).
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L Starting
thank you to replies especial DARCY gave information removed 2 pins .then first part knuckle will out loose, but I found out that be careful because there is spring tensioner and snap spring can pop out to face can cause injury. after put new actuator rod ...
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF14Y9N
Im sorry it so long to respond to this question,but I been very busy at work. I wanna thank everybody who responded to this problem.It turned out to be the pcm.I put it in and the truck ran perfect.THANKS AGAIN! Trouble codes: 126 (coolant temp), 412 (map sensor no difference), 172 (lean condition).
2005 Ford Freestyle Limited 3.0L a/c VIN: 1FMZKO6125
Well this one is fixed, thanks for the help. This was fixed with a new compressor. I had never seen goofy pressures like this befor and still have the system cool at high RPM. I have learned that this a scroll type compressor and has an internal valve system t...
2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GK58K96
After learning of the somewhat common issues regarding the valve train on these engines, I took the extra step to contact the dealer and got them to consider a warranty repair for the customer. I believe this issue will eventually become an extended,covered re... Trouble codes: P0306.
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L cooling VIN: 3VWCC21C91
Hello everyone I first of all just want to thank all of you for the quick response.I appreciate everyones imput and the accurate help.Yes this was a bad water pump the impeller was broken in three pieces.We put a new water pump with the correct volks recommen...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWRG71K55
Well, as some had noted and the talking with a contact at a local VW dealer, the intake cam was off by 2 teeth causing the P1340 code. The vehicle was 8,000 miles out of warranty, VW was unwilling to help her, so we did the repairs. After receiving the needed ... Trouble codes: P1340 (Cam Sensor / Crank Sensor Incor. Correlation), P0300 (Random Multiple Misfire), P0301 (Cyl 1 Misfire), P0302 (Cyl 2 Misfire), P0303 (Cyl 3 Misfire), P0304 (Cyl 4 Misfire).
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