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1994 BMW 325is 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 1HGHC12344
hello to all bmw techs. thanks ahead for all the help. i'm having trouble diagnosing a cooling system problem. it seems that this vehicle will overheat at idle. i checked the coolant level and found normal. while engine was running i felt that upper radiator w...
1995 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L fuel odor in car VIN: 1G1JC1245S
This started as a no-start, another garage replaced ignition module. Fuel odor in car began at this time (jan/10). Car was sent back to same shop for odor and fuel pressure regulator was replaced. Odor still remained. One month later (feb/10) car was brought ...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L Charging VIN: IGNDT13S72
this tralblazer came in for dead battery. found altenator not charging, install new altenator everything tested out good. customer came back a year later and nocharge replaced altenator again and was good again. customer call and siad the guage when started fi...
2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L master cyl VIN: 1151512145
Thanks in advance guys and gals. I have an 04 impala in my shop 3.8l abs. during test drive the initial brake i have a good pedal then if u let up slightly and apply the brake again the pedal goes lower and lower eventually till you have nothing left. seemed l...
1999 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire
Customer starts car cold and allows to idle and warm up for 10 min. Sometimes the engine will missfire for the next 10 min but then be fine for the rest of the day. Some days it will not missfire at all. First I tried blocking vacuum to egr...still had interm...
2006 Chrysler 300 (Car) C 5.7L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3LK63H66
Hello Everyone I lost my remaining hair on this one please help. 06 5.7 L 300C came to my shop on 7 cylinder and a little tapping noise ck out dtc p1411 #1 cylinder .OK # 1 is not running take off intake manifold out mds valves svap 2 reinstall it cleaned vase... Trouble codes: P0688, P2101, P2111, P1411
1999 Dodge Stratus 2.4L No Start VIN: 1B3EJ46X9X
Hello everyone, This vehicle was first towed into the shop. After diagnosis we identified a shot fuel pump, crank signal and cam signals were good, no codes present. We installed a new fuel pump and upon cracking no luck. Diagnosis revealed a shot crank sensor...
2001 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L electronic shift VIN: 1B7GG2AN21
truck will shift into 4 high after a few miles without turning the selector switch. the 4 high light illuminates and the t-case engages the front axle. no axle disconnect or hubs. when it does this you can turn the switch to 4 high then back to 2 high and it w...
1984 Ford Bronco II XLT 2.8L thermostat VIN: 1FMCU14SXE
This vehicle takes forever to stabalize the temp. It will climb to 3/4 scale and then drop to below cold several times. after about 7 miles it will almost be normal and stable. I went back into the thermostat thinking it was faulty, but I am starting to think ...
1997 GMC Sonoma SL 4.3L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GTDC14Z2K
hi all need a little help with this truck.this truck will not warm up.the engine will run about 190 degrees driving.when you check the temp in the radiator it will be about 117 on one side and 75 on the other side.the heat in the truck is just warm.when we co...
2006 Infiniti G35 3.5L 'room lamp' circuit VIN: JNKCV54E76
Greetings gents and 'Infiniti Intel' techs. We have here an '06(Apr. '06)G35 with a significant system draw. Have isolated to 'Room Lamp' fuse and vehicle will indeed start next morning. Grey line from fuse does feed BCM, however, I disconnected all three(?) c...
2005 Isuzu N NQR 5.2L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JALE5J1616
i am using a solus pro scanner going through global communication. we do not normally work on these but this is a new client with a large gas fleet so i am trying to make them happy. vehicle will not crank cold no smoke from exhaust when cranking. will crank o... Trouble codes: 83 (fuel rail pressure sensor)
1999 Jaguar XJ8 L 4.0L Cuts out, restricted performan VIN: SAJKX6048X
This car came in with problems of hesitation, a MIL, and the driver info center would intermittently say "restricted performance." I scanned the car and it had codes P0328 (fixed, had water in connector), IGN primary/secondary G ckt (removed 3rd coil on the LH...
2003 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDUP13133
Good afternoon, hopefully there is a Kia tech that can shed some light on this for me. I have this 03 Sedona with a P1159. Info for this code seems to be a little elusive and also misleading it appears. I have gone to Kia techinfo site and obtained test proced... Trouble codes: P1159 (Variable Induction Control System)
2005 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALMF114X5
I have a range rover that sets po130 bank1 sensor1 fault on every trip.has new front o2 sensors.I can watch o2 data on scanner.bank2 sensor1 switches nicely,bank1 sensor1 drops lower and lower untill it reads almost 0mvs.I have smoked checked for vacuum leaks ... Trouble codes: P0130, P2A00
1993 Plymouth Laser RS 2.0L n/a VIN: 1451251457
This one is for all y'all transmission guys out there. I need correct model number for normally installed AT 4 speed. I Haven't done enough transmission work to identify just by looking at case. Any assistace is greatly appriciated. Thanks, D.
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WVWMD63BXW
Hello all, trying to find out how i can identify intake camshafts from each other. Heres the story, car came in with broken camshaft tensioner for bank 1 (right side). Customer requested us removing both heads so he could take to a friends machine shop. They p...
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Oil Pressure VIN: YV1CZ91H54
Oil warning light and "No oil pressure stop engine" warning illuminate within 1 mile of start-up. Warnings will be lit the majority of the time under any RPM/load/no load condition. A lack of lubrication noise is not present from engine, level is full, no cons...

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1989 Buick Electra Park Avenue 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CW54C8K
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.3L Noise VIN: 1FAFP34ZX3
Thanks to all of your replies, everyone who said to look closely at the top passenger side engine mount and sway bar links were dead on! we raised the engine slightly to look more at the top engine mount and once the engine was raised up we could see the enti...
2005 Honda Civic DX 1.7L Ignitio lock VIN: 2HGES163X5
I did end up sending this car to the dealer. The girl needed it quickly and it was in my one man one bay shop. Thanks to all 11 who replied. Seems everybody knew the ignition lock cylinders wear out. The dealer replaced the lock cylinder and housing and sent ...
2002 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AJ26E12
thanks for replies,I tried to power a headlight bulb with feed for the O2 heater,owner installed aftermarket O2 and can see it reading right.I told owner oem cat and oem o2,close for now, may never see again. Thanks again for the help I get here. Trouble codes: P0421 (warm up cat eff below threshhold), P0135 (heated O2 heater circuit sen 1).
1998 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.4L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1GMDU06E6W
trans fluid black. Changed filter and fluid, add shudder guard.advised customer transmission rebuild and converter are next.they will save-up. thanks for your help.
2000 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi 3.8L blend doors VIN: 1G2HZ5418Y
Thanks for the advice guys. I recieved 6 replies, but nothing real helpful. 2 said that a Tech 2 was needed to diagnose this system, 2 said to try a relearn, 2 said could be bad acuators. I was able to get to the actuators on this pretty easily. Take out ...
2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Stall VIN: WP1AB29P34
Left fuel pump was bad. Replaced, along with fuel filter. What a wierd system of hoses inside the tank to go bad in the years ahead...
1984 Volkswagen Vanagon Campmobile 1.9L 1st gear VIN: WV2ZB0257L
hello, It turnes out the thing didnt need a entire rebuild, just the o ring on the accumulator cup. Unfortunatly I tightened that 1st reverse gear band to much and burned it up. Im getting really good at taking this thing appart. I always end up getting rea...
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: YV1LW5537W
After engine hot, computer went into sequential fuel injection mode, and at this time the computer lost pulse to #3 cylinder, and we found voltage on feed and ground harness to injector, all other injectors/harnesses would have voltage on feed side and go to g... Trouble codes: 267 (3 injector low).
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