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2006 Acura MDX 3.5L on star VIN: 2HNYD18936
red light on on star colsole overhead is on and no response from any on star buttons.i cannot find any diag procedures on all data.,ther is a page on transitioning the on star to market mode.attemped this procedure,no change.alldata refers on star to vtm contr...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L cooling system VIN: WBAAD6327V
Greeting BMW techs. I have a strange problem here. This BMW gets hot in stop and go traffic. It has a new water pump, thermostat, radiator, and temp sensor. The fan clutch appears to be blowing moderate air at idle, and the aux electric fan is working as well....
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Heater VIN: WBAAM3340Y
Veh came in with no heat and coolent leak. Expansion tank was split on the side and replaced. Pulled hot water valve for inspection and replaced. Back flushed core and engine. Let sit with 25in vacume on cooling system for over half an hour, didn't drop 1in. ...
2000 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDX03E4Y
hello techs i've been a gm tech for while now, never seen this one.i replaced headgaskets and heads [the norm]it ran fine cel came on for a o2 sensor,it was using antifreeze replaced sensor.ran great costomer took it home,but ever since the service engine soon...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LT 4.3L Heater VIN: 1GNDT13W91
Replaced heater core on this Blazer. Upon completion, we have a "No Heat" situation. All modes (defrost, vent position etc.) work well,as does the blower motor.Both heater hoses are hot. Tried a different control(switch)assembly, with the same results. The hea...
2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EL56U91
car pass the emission test. Failed cause trouble codes. Run perfect at idle and cruising (idle 750 rpm) no vacuum leaks found, no exhaust leaks found,the freeze frame is at idle, oxygen sensors upstream cycling good, downstream O2 sensors steady between 900 t ... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L ride control VIN: 1WCE45FR6F
hi all need recommendation for a shop in northfield Minnesota that can figure out issue with my daughters car she now lives in that state since she married and is having a issue need someone whom knows these cars and won't waste her money on maybe fixes she ha...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L engine VIN: 1B4GP44302
Oil pressure comes and goes in this van. The oil light is working properly and the problem does not seem to be temp related. Don't think it is sludged up because of frequent oil changes. Are there any other common problems with oil pressure in these engines?
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start, No Start Cold Only VIN: 1FTHF36F0T
Thanks in advance this is my first time asking for help, I am not a Diesel Tech, my Dad has had this truck since new, primarily used to plow snow. In the 14yrs he has had it we have only replaced the CKP Sensor (6-8yrs ago) & on 2 different occasions we diagno...
2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 2FMZA57432
hi guys this ford windstar cuts out cold or hot slow speed or [...] an hour. after stalling it will start at first crank. no codes. runs very well no missing. wires and spark plugs new. we replaced cam, crank sensors and egr valve. no vacume leaks tested wi...
1996 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GTEK14W0T
thanks in advance for the help guys. this one came to me for a complaint of a poor idle quality.when i went to pull it in the shop i could hardly get the thing to start. i had to hold the accelerator to the floor while cranking to get it to start and razz the ... Trouble codes: P0300
2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEC19T8Y
Hello Fellow techs, I have a 2000 GMC sierra pick-up 5.3L with code PO300 random multiple misfire I did compression cyl. test, injectors balance test, and KV. test, I pull out one by one primary ignition coil conector RPMs drops 80 to 100 rpms, excep cyl. # 4 ... Trouble codes: P0300
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge
Hello Fellow techs, I have a 92 Accord that is surging at idle between 1000-1800 RPM, only happens when engine is hot. I have been able to find limited info on the theory and operation of this system on mitchell. I checked for vacuum leaks and did not find any...
2004 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L interior lights inop VIN: 2HKYF1894H
hey guys thanks for the help in advance. seems so simple but im missing something.puting power to that wire while conected to panel light comes on but if you disconnect wire connector from fuse panel & suply 12 volts to wire lights do not come on. customer had...
2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4L door locks VIN: 1HGCM72545
I have a curious one for everybody. Yesterday I installed a LF power window motor/regulator assem (shorted motor) as well as the master switch (cust broke toggle when window wouldn't move). I reset the auto up/down setting but forgot to reprogram the remote ke...
2007 Kia Rio 1.6L heat output VIN: KNADE163X7
After recent service car now has little heat at idle however heat is good when engine revs are picked up. Cooling system has been purged of all air and rad and heater core have been flushed. A thermostat was changed. There is coolant flow at the heater hoses w...
2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.2L No Start VIN: 1GNF52F82C
this is the third time in the shop first time it acted up after a long test drive over 20 miles. felt like fuel was cutting out. cust replaced ignition mod before bringing it in. by the time i installed test equpment it was running. so test drove more with equ...
2007 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR30E87
I am getting a code for a cam/crank sensor problem. Since this engine was apart to replace a rod, I think that the timing chain was not installed correctly. I see other posts on VVT reinstallation, but I don't see what the procedure is. If anybody has it avai...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2004 BMW 530i 3.0L high beams VIN: WBANA73504
This car was sent to us from a body shop and after the module did not fix the problem, we contacted the body shop and told them they needed to send the car to the dealer. The information I received was the headlamp motor on the right front was faulty, but thi...
2005 BMW 320i 2.2L gauge VIN: WBAEV13415
well we found out the problem; turns out that this car uses both coolant and oil temp to make the gauge and the computer happy so we had to change the oil temp sensor and now it is all happy and so are we. less hair now than before but I guess that comes with ...
2002 Cadillac Escalade EXT 6.0L Battery VIN: 3GYEK63N92
I still haven't fixed this vehicle yet, Owner fed up so I purchased it, I will continue to chase this problem as time permits but it is looking like the on-star is the culprit, I haven't gotten around to disconnecting it, A BIG THANKS TO ALL THAT HAVE HELPED M...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L rear brakes VIN: 1B7HF13ZXV
well, go figure. i went with the premium drums and she's all good, damn that gets to be frustrating. thanks for the help boys!
2003 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L pcm VIN: 1D4GP25R33
Well after going over my diagnostics a few more times and re-checking everything i have determined without a doubt the leak detection pump had a dead short, the normally closed sense switch wire kept sending a high amperage feed back to the computer and event...
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE Plus 3.8L Blower Motor VIN: 2DWGP44LX5
Turned out to be a bad, NEW chrysler resistor, gotta love it. Thank you for all the help, parts just seem to be getting worse
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Melted intake VIN: 1FAFP56275
Well, everyone says that the converters can cause this, but there is no backpressure. Cust understands this, and we are gonna try converters thank you. Trouble codes: P0174, P0171, P0300.
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Cuts out VIN: 1HGCG3251X
Well this honda is in the done pile. Of the 27 replies I recieved, 22 of them suspected a bad ignition switch. This must be a common problem to have so many people say the same thing. The first thing I did was take the cover off the bottom of the column, and...
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L suspension VIN: JHMCG5649X
Thanks everyone for the help.It seems to have been the strut rod bushings that was the major cause of the noise.The customer went on a test drive with me and was very pleased with the results.Thanks for all the help out there. ALOHA...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Engine VIN: 1J4GW48N9Y
Well the rebuilder has sent a new engine, I installed it and am driving it this weekend to verify everything is on the up and up... So far so good, runs like a charm! I took it for a test drive and the first corner i stopped at I had to verify it was still r...
2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L elec. window VIN: 1G8GJ48K66
many thanks for the quick replies from all...your response calmed a frantic customer...seems they bought the car used and there is no warranty...customer elected to disconnect the switch for now...will return when money is available... thx steve
2004 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Sunroof VIN: WDBRF61J14
I should say "Yes, we hope we have fixed this vehicle!" I should have said something on my original post, but the first thing we did initially was check the sunroof drains and they were fine. We realize the gutters and drain tubes around the sunroof opening s...
2006 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L brakes VIN: 5TEUX42N76
My apologies for getting back to everyone so late. We did rule out moisture or contamination in the brake fluid, otherwise we had a hard time just duplicating the condition. We used the information from the customer and a call to the Dealer to base our decisio...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWSE29M0Y
I would like to thank those of you who responded to my post. What I found was apparently part of the old impeller had lodged into one of the coolant ports. I removed the thermostat house and flush the system, reinstalled everything and problem gone. Many many...
2003 Volvo S80 T6 2.9L Code P0733 VIN: YV1TS91Z63
From all the information we have received and from speaking to a local transmission rebuilder, we have concluded that the car does have the beginnings of an internal slippage when shifting from 2nd to 3rd gear. We gave the customer an estimate to replace the ...
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