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1995 BMW 318i 1.8L cam gears VIN: WBABK6328S
Thanks in advance for your help. I had this 318i towed in from another shop, they pulled off the cylinder head and had it reconditioned and realized they did not know how to reassemble it. The car came in with the parts in the trunk. I have reassembled and ins...
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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Excessive Emissions, VIN: WBADD6321W
I have oil fouled plugs & smoke from exhaust. Intake manifold has oil sucking from pcv system. I took hose off that goes from oil pan to PCV valve (BMW calls it pressure regulator ) When engine is runing oil is pushing out of hose .Is there a oil seperator in ...
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1997 Buick Century Custom 3.1L No Start
Got this century that is a good one. Kicks back violently on the starter when cranking. Once in a while it will crank up and run normally for a few seconds then spit and sputter and die out.Keeps setting code 1374 for 3X signal.Scoped the 3x signal directly at... Trouble codes: 1374 (3X signal intermittent)
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1999 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Cuts out
This truck will start and run for about 5 seconds then die. will restart fine and die again in about 5 seconds. then it will start and run for up to a minute before it dies again. it appears to have good fuel pressure at all times. it has good spark. seems to ...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Speed calibration after axle ratio change
This truck came in with 32" tires and customer complaining about shift busyness when pulling. He wanted lower gears installed. So we put 4.56 gears in the rear (2WD). Everything works good but the wheel sensors are reading different wheel speeds and setting an...
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2008 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3L Stability Control VIN: 1GNFK13048
Hi everybody, i have this Tahoe with stability control light on and MIL light on (ABS Light not on), check for codes in ECM and found 2: P0315 CKP system variation not learned, U0121 lost communication with ABS/TCS control system. and codes in ABS only 1: U010...
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Starting VIN: 1JWGW48S94
Thanks in advance for your help. This thing is workin on me. I replaced the cranksensor on a code reading and the thing ran great for a couple of days. Then back to hard start, cough, misfire, lack of power. Couldn't get a check for fuel pressure, but took lin...
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1993 Mazda B2600 SE-5 2.6L Surge VIN: JM2UF3141P
hello i have a 93 fuel injected truck here is the history from the start, friend of the families vehicle, i borrowed the truck this truck only gets driven a mile at a time for maybe 4-5 times a day but on this occasion i drove the thing 20 miles on the highway... Trouble codes: 12 (throttle position sensor)
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2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1FE17314
Code 1688 always there, will not clear even before starting engine. I don't want to put a 1000 dollar pump on before I exhaust all options, what do we think? Trouble codes: P1688 (metering oil pump)
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1983 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit 6.7L Unknown VIN: SRXIUX0539
Ok, Rolls guys... this old spirit is giving me a headache... Car gets towed in with complaint of front brakes locked up, Raise car up and all wheels spin freely.. Take around the block and sure enough front wheels are frozen and rear wheels spin freely. Let th...
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2010 Toyota Camry XLE 2.5L No Start VIN: 4T1BF3EK7A
Vehicle came to shop to have foglights installed. Disconnected negative battery terminal. Installed foglights. Reconnected battery. Tried to start vehicle. Vehicle will crank and turn over but stalls immediately.
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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGL63422
Thanks for all the replies, the engine control module was the problem. We had the local dealer install it and configure the computers. Even with all the bells and whistles it still came down to old fashion diag. Thanks again, Jeff Huchowski Service Manager... Trouble codes: P1720 (Timeout DME CAN connection).
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2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L ihka VIN: WBADT434X3
There was a SIB for this problem. There are two parts to this SIB that check for blown 48 fuse and a wiring problem. The display was blank so I was convinced I had a supply voltage problem. Fuse 48 was good and I verified power from 48 to the IHKA. I repla...
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2003 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCT19X53
I was wanting to update again but couldn't see where I could. Most of you were correct in stating that there must be some kind of code set. I took vehicle out and ran it with scan tool hooked up. Codes po101 and po304 were picked up by scan tool. Ichecked ...
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2007 Chevrolet C5500 Kodiak C5C042 6.6L Unknown VIN: 1GBE5C1287
THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLIES. THE CUSTOMER HAD TO PICK THE VEHICLE UP AND USE IT FOR HIS LANDSCAPE BUISNESS. THE VIBRATION HAS MINIMIZED AND CUSTOMER TALKED TO THE DEALER. THEY ASSURED HIM IT WOULD BE TAKEN CARE OF UNDER WARRENTY SINCE IT ONLY HAS 30000 MILES ON...
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2003 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.9L Governor pressure solenoid VIN: 1D8HSS8213
Well this one is still going on as I have tried three times to fix it and it works for a test drive or two and then blows the transistor in the computer. Currently I am having the computer guys gut the computer and install all new guts to see if something ins...
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2003 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L 1-2 shifts VIN: 1C7HG48N63
sold a trans i pulled the pan and had chunks of metal in it also not the abs light is dinging and codes say 82 and 83 any help there
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2004 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on
I greatly appreciate all the replies received. Here is what we found. The downstream sensor had overheated the catalytic converter causing premature failure. We removed catalytic converter and verified it by the fact all the inside of the cat fell out in chunk... Trouble codes: 0300 (misfire).
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L abs VIN: 1D4GP24R25
Thank You So Much Terry [...] The light off After I did disconnect battery both side.I still want to know why my scaner could not clear ABS codes.Again thank you so much/
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1996 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP42X2T
This car was a nightmare, but is DONE! A new Ford HO2S fixed the lean code, fuel trims are near zero, yay. Found out that 20% TPS is normal at idle. Found that the rough idle was caused by the EVR being energized , opening the EGR. But why is it energized? Per... Trouble codes: P1409 (EGR EVR circuit malfunction), P1151 (bank 2 correcting for lean condition).
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2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Misfire VIN: 3FAFP11381
Thanks for all the help, after going over everything again, put another PCM in and its still out there. I would find a better place to put a PCM than under the drink holder.
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2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55263
ok this car does have that misfire strategy,it will cycle on and off to try to get the cylinder to come back to life. i took a compression test and leak down, the exhaust vavle was the culprit. this one took me to school. thanks for all your help guys Trouble codes: P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire).
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L steering wheel VIN: 1FTSX31P63
WELL WE FOUND THE CULPRIT. AS MANY SAID CHECK TIRES AND PRESSURE WHICH WEE ALREADY DID, AND WE WERE 100% SURE IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH TIRES. THE ONE THING WE NEVER DID WAS PUT IT IN 4X4 AND ONCE WE DID WE HAD THE VIOLENT SHAKE ALWAYS. CHECKED U JOINTS IN AXL...
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2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14585
Thank you to the 5 techs who responded, Frank,Sean,Long,Kent,Indir.The injector for #1 cylinder was leaking badly , Ford denied any warrenty liability for injectors and engine damage.Customer denied any desire to pay anything over cost for an engine , and I de... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175 (po300-), P0300, P0316.
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2006 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L lack of vent flow VIN: 2FAFP74W56
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this. The fix was replacing the HVAC control head/controller that has the buttons the customer pushes to select what they want. This vehicle had electronic climate control, but had mostly old school vacuum servos to ...
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1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L trans dose not shift. any time it wants to. VIN: 2312312312
Im sorry but the costumer picked up the Honda and i did not have enough time to find the problem. Special thank you to the fallowing people for their time and knowledge that they decided to share with me: Benjamin [...]...
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2002 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDJ58X22
Sorry friends,my customer is putting this vehicle on the back burner for the time being.When he calls me back to resume the diagnosis I will update this issue. Thanks again Trouble codes: P0401.
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 LWB 3.2L upshift VIN: WDBGA33EXS
Thanks to all that shared information, I tested the computer inputs and all were correct. I pulled solenoid and tested. It seemed to work as it should. I recommended replacement of the unit and the original shop took vehicle to install. reman transmission from...
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2001 Pontiac Montana 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GMDX13E91
Thanks for the prompt replies. The problem was one of the air injection check valves. We replaced it and MIL hasn't come on since Trouble codes: P0410, P0412.
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2006 Pontiac G6 3.5L steering rack or steering motor VIN: 1G2ZG55816
thank you to all those that responded with help. the problem was the steering torque sensor it is located in the upper column,the whole upper column had to be replaced.the sensor was not recognizing when you were turning to the right and not giving assist from...
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