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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L starting power windows and wipers VIN: WBAGJ8326V
Hello everyone, Have a car I briefly took a look at. My friend bought the car after it had been in a slight accident. Hit right front only looks cosmetic. Supposedly since the accident it's had an intermittent no crank. Another problem is the power windows and...
2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L defogger VIN: WBABM5341Y
A customer came to the shop complaining that the rear defogger does not work and every time you press the button the defogger button the Battery light comes on ONLY while the engine is running. With the key on engine off the battery light doesn't come on but t...
1988 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GTFK24K3J
I am having a little trouble with my plow truck this year. This truck will lean out and die at idle. If I unplug the map sensor, it seems to run fine and the oxygen sensor starts to switch. But if I plug the sensor back in it slowly goes lean until it stalls. ...
1997 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Cuts out VIN: 1GCDT19X5V
I have this 97 S10 4.3l that will cut out about 4 or 5 times while warming up driving down the street, just dies, fuel pressure drops to about 45-50 when this happens but no lower,can keep it running by feathering the gas, and when it stalls it will start back...
2003 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EL55TX3
The dreaded 2.7 blues. I'm looking into this for another shop...after repairs were done the engine is running with no power on the front bank and setting a rich code for that bank. I have read post (and had personal experience) with wrong tone wheels on this b... Trouble codes: P0175 (rich bank 2)
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L electric window VIN: 1FMZU67EX2
The power window on the drivers door, with no warning, fully lower when the brakes are applied while driving. Very intermittent. Worked fine in the shop but I have not been able to test drive it yet. Any one have any ideas where to look for this ghost?? Thanks
2005 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 3FAFP37N25
Has a 4F27E transaxel with a 2/3 flare on the upshift only. Light to meduim throttle. May feel a neutral feeling before making the upshift when taking off cold. May do this several times until vehicle gets warm then shifts okay. Do not notice on the down shift...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Transmission VIN: 1J4GZ278S5
Hi everyone and thanks in advance for your time and help. I have a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee that came in on tow truck, customer stated that transmission would shudder then engine would rev up to high rpm, before the transmission would engage again,the rear dri...
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WP52K5V
Vehicle had a code for heater circuit on front O2. Replaced O2 and code P1133-insuffiecent switching occured. Replaced O2 again, both times with OEM and code reappeared. Found no vacuum leaks, fuel pressure good. Watching O2 on graphing meter and at first it i... Trouble codes: P1133 (Insuffiecent O2 switching)

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1997 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L Front Differential VIN: 2GCEK19R5V
About half the responses talked about replacing the harness and/or actuator. As I mentioned, this is a four wire feed and not the two wire actuator from the TSB. There is no position switch. It's part of the actuator. By the way, this appears to be a new ...
1999 Chevrolet C2500 5.7L Hesitation VIN: IGBGC24R8X
Well thanks for all the good advice. I have gone throught this truck with a fine tooth comb. We are taking the heads off next week. Seems a running compression check showed that we have a valve problem. Thanks for all the great advise, I tried it all, that...
2005 Chevrolet Malibu 2.2L fuel gauge VIN: 1G1ZS52F65
sorry it took so long to close out this request for help but it took so convincing the customer to let me try a sending unit and also not related to the dtc was a bulletin for rerouting the wire harness so I did replace the sending unit and rerouted harness al...
2007 Chevrolet hummer 3.7L brakes VIN: 5GTDN13E17
thanks guys for all help.the simple problem i found is with brake booster.is not working properly.i am doing test and has water,rusty.and stuck,i replaced it.work fine.thanks buudys.
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDWF36F22
After numerous phone calls, could not find anybody that could test injectors, members gave me some places, but they could only test on vehicle. Buzz test and cylinder contribution I can do. I found nothing wrong with any o-ring on injectors. I did see several ...
1989 GMC C1500 Sierra 5.0L Dash gauges and headlights/turn signals VIN: 2GTEC14HUK
Finally fixed this vehicle.Theodore [...]. from Illinois hit the nail on the head.He said to check for a ground problem or circuit problem in the rear tail light assemblies or wiring circuits.I found 3 cut wires in the wiring harness loom that feeds the taillight ...
1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SLE 5.7L unknown VIN: 2GTEK19R6W
Removed distributor cap and found the rotor came off it's mounting screws and the contact to the center electrode burnt out. Installation of the new rotor I discovered that the old rotor turned when it came off it's mounting screws altering the firing order.So...
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4A3AK44Y4X
I replaced the timing belt, though the marks were right on. Cleaned the throttle body, replaced spark plugs, spark plug wires, and cam cover seals. Replaced the water pump while I was changing the timing belt. The car runs 98 percent better. Still on star...
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