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2000 BMW Z3 M Roadster 3.2L Oil Temp VIN: WBSCK9342Y
Hello IATN friends! I installed the supercharger on this vehicle last fall. Since then I have had multiple problems with the kit. The kit came complete from a BMW specialty company who will remain nameless for now. I have been on and off the phone over the la...
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1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L oil level sensor VIN: 1G4CW52K8V
Vehical has digital read out on dash for oil pressure and level. When scanning engine computer,the low oil sensor always read low, even though system is full. So i changed low level switch when doing oil change. Now when starting car the check oil level info c...
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1992 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L No Start VIN: IFTEF14N0N
hey guys its me again i replaced the EEC with a reman from NAPA and i now have spark but i still have no fuel i have access to ALLDATA but its kinda vague i can ground pin 6 of the DLC and the fuel pump relay pulls in but the pump doesnt run i have a dtc 542 o...
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1995 Ford F-150 XLT 5.8L drivetrain VIN: 1FTEF14H5S
i have a 1995 ford f 150 4x4, auto, that has a bad vibration at 42 to 50 mph, as stated i have replaced the tires, rebalanced them several times, tryed another set of tires an wheels, had both drive lines balanced, i have gone so far as to get the truck up to ...
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1995 Ford F-150 XLT 5.8L no forward VIN: 1FTEX14H4S
HI guys, This E4OD was rebuilt by the owner's friend who has a small shop. At first this truck shifted but at high rpms. Manual shifting was better but not like it should be. Now it seems that it only has reverse. When put into drive it wants to back up. We...
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2007 Honda Accord LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1HGCM66587
Hi Folks, After checking this towed in Accord for spark and fuel, I found the spark plugs to be completely wet fouled. I put the plugs on a bench for an hour and came back to find they were still totally wet. The wetness smelled like kerosene so I became suspi...
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2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09X23
Car was towed in would not start , Customer states every few thousand miles car would be hard to start sometimes only Idle and would not accelerate . Disconnected battery an reconect , Then would run fine . This issue got more and more frequent , so this time ... Trouble codes: P1122
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2007 Pontiac Torrent 3.4L MIL Lamp on, COMMUNACATION VIN: 1G45L87557
This thing cam to me with the battery drain andf the radio njot working. I was unable to find a drain and the radio started working sent it out to see if it fixed it self came back next day the drain did not return but it was setting at least 12 u codes loss c... Trouble codes: U2106 (comm tcm), U2107 (comm bcm), U0181 (comm ecm)
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1998 Audi A4 1.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, NO POWER VIN: WAUCB28DXW
Hello, and my thanks to everyone that responded. The original problem that was setting the cam sensor code was a stripped camshaft sprocket, The key that is cast into the sprocket had broken and the sprocket slipped several degrees. The marks for the timing be... Trouble codes: P1338.
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1997 BMW 318i 1.9L cooling system VIN: WBACC9328V
After trying all the suggestions and many parts and hours of labor wasted car still overheats, I even replaced the coolant temp.sensor,reverse flush radiator for 4 hours with an external pump and saw excelent flow (while flushing) . Nothing worked . So I retur...
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2005 Cadillac STS 4.6L power assist VIN: 1G6DC67A35
Special thanks to all the replies! Everyone was very helpful! Pump fixed the problem... we also replaced the pressure line, there was a small leak on one of the crimps.. turns out the customer had to fill it once and a while from it getting low... Jon from G...
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2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L oil pressure VIN: 1B7GL2AX7Y
All the replys were in agreement about why my truck lost oil pressure, saying sludge in the engine, so we dropped the oil pan and sure enough the screen was almost completely clogged shut, had a small opening giveing a little oil which looked like it had be...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L ignition VIN: 2B6HB11Y92
We tried the crank sensor unplugging first, and installed a new one, started the van and it stalled in about a minute, we then ordered a pcm and installed that, bingo, problem solved, ran the van for 3 hrs never stalled , error message gone. thanks to all that...
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1982 Fiat 124 Spider 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 2FAAS00B4C
Thanks guys for confirming what I thought was the way it should go. we ended up using a little heat and a large breaker bar and it came loose in a flash, and no damage to the pulley or bolt. thanks again. Jeff.
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L whining noise VIN: 1FMZU73K83
I apologize for the delay in closing. Customer picked up car after the new rack was installed, and he took it on vacation, noise and all. I still have not heard from him. I received many suggestions that perhaps the noise was coming from the front different...
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2004 Honda Civic DX 1.7L Starting VIN: 2HGES16304
I changed the starter since it was om the way out anyways,but we still have the the problem.The boss checked the relays and made sure the fuses were good.The boss decided to let the customer bring it back to the dealer since he already paid them for this probl...
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2005 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.7L high pressure VIN: KMHWF35H45
This vehicle is fixed. Thanks to everyone who took their time to read and replied my post. I forgot to mention that condensor and radiator fans are working good and there is good air flow.The fix was OE condensor.Aftermarket condensor didn't get good circulati...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDC1631542
thanks everybody for input to this problem,customer has decided to wait till next service to go deeper into this,as car runs fine as is, thanks. Trouble codes: P2008, P2088.
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2004 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on
Well we got the part installed last week and had the customer take the vehicle and told him to drive it and bring it back on sat. so we could check the monitors, and sure enough the evap monitor passed. Im glad i could help atleast one person, and hopfully m... Trouble codes: P1456.
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1995 Other Ford 2900 3.6L Expansion Valve? VIN: 1GHT3RDET0
Well guys, you just solidified what I was already thinking. I changed the expansion valve and this thing cools great. Pressures are good. James from Texas had a great explanation for such a low high-side reading. If the compressor can't suck on the low sid...
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1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5L rear wheel
Turn out every one were right.The clicking come right rear brake drum.We did the brake a few month ago,drum was machine.After I had my tech run car on the rack and apply parking brake,sure eanough noise frome right rear drum.After inspect all the hardware,back...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S 1.8L compressor
Thanks to everyone who took time to reply.Don and Milford nailed it. And thanks to Daniel for the in depth reply. When I pulled the fuses from the fuse panel on top of the battery and shined a flashlight into the terminal connectors, I could see were one of ...
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