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2003 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L Unknown VIN: 4USBT33463
Hi BMW techs, car came in with overheating problem. pressure tested system and found lower rad. hose leaking. Replaced lower hose, thermostat and temp sensor and added coolant. Since the overheating and repairs, A/C doesn't blow cold. Compressor comes on, full...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGK29U7Y
The complaint is that the MIL was on with 2 codes setting, P0137 & P0157. Typically this is just repaired with replacement of some O2 sensors & since this truck has been to other shops with this issue, they have been. Monitoring the vehicle shows that the fron... Trouble codes: P0137 (Bank 1 sensor 2 low voltage), P0157 (Bank 2 sensor 2 low voltage)
2003 Chevrolet C4500 Kodiak C4U042 6.6L oil pressure VIN: 1GBC4E1173
engine is duramax 6.6 diesel checked oil press with gauge mechanically on side of block and oil filter housing 150 psi cold 3000 rpm ,70 to 75 psi cold at idol,has new 15/40 delo oil , ac delco oil filter , all oil galleys lines free .oil pressure (specs 65/75...
2007 Dodge Caliber SXT 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1WF45W4ETY
Hi everyone, I have this caliber. the customer brought it in saying that the electronic throttle control light comes on and flashes a couple of times and then stops and the light goes off. It stores a code sying code p2110(Throttle Actuator Control System - Fo... Trouble codes: P2110
1991 Ford F-250 XLT Lariat 7.3L axle seal/wear sleeve VIN: 1FTHF25M7M
I'm replacing a leaky hub seal on the rear of this truck,everything was going well enough until I got the seals.After finding that the seals ID didn't match the OD of the shaft I was told that I had to remove the wear sleeve from the axle.I tried hitting the s...
1993 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTCR14U9P
got a call from this customer said he drove rig to store and wouldn't start when he went to leave, I thought maybe vapor lock, so I told him to cycle ign off to on several times and then try, but did not help. Replaced fuel filter, but no help. tough to reprod... Trouble codes: 136 (lean bank 2), 172 (lean bank 1), 176 (lean bank 2)
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FMRU1660Y
regular customer who has gone by the book since day 1. came in with p0306. replaced coil, road tested, misfire again, p0306. replaced #6 plug with autolite platinum and the just changed coil, road tested and again p0306. removed the new coil on # 6 and swapped... Trouble codes: P0306 (cyl.6 misfire), P0307 (cyl. 7 misfire), P0300 (random misfire)
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S2CK58W6X
Vehicle towed. Cusomter bought vehicle as is. AS IS being that it will not start. Claimed was driving. Vehicle ran "a little hot" and cut off. Claims did not run hot hot. Whatever that means. Regardless, its sat awhile. Has kind of low 90lbs dry compression on...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Stall
Jeep was towed in from Jeep dealership after they worked on it for a couple of weeks with no sucess. Why they towed it to a Chevy dealer I don't know. The vehicles stalls in reverse or drive at a stop. Will not stall in park or nuetral, idles smoothly in park,...
2003 Lexus GX470 4.7L no 4-5 upshift. 4th gear is highest will go VIN: JTJBT20X63
HELLO ALL! Calling all tranny techs. This unit is A750F (4x4 5speed automatic toyota). Can someone tell me what solenoids control 5th speed. Shifts 1st through 4th but no more. No codes. Can manually shift into all gears but 5th. Took unit apart no smoked clut...
2007 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Cooling fan VIN: 2MEFM74W5X
hi all, Cooling fan running at Max speed while the engine normal temperature and air-conditioning turned off. When you run the engine in the morning or after a period of parking, fan is not working and after using the car for some time its work normaly at low ...
1998 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L timing chain/valve train VIN: 1N4DL01D7W
This is not your typical noise. Kind of sounds like a collapsed lifter, but we don't have hydraulic lifters. History: November 09 I put a full timing chain set on this rig (aftermarket). All was well and quiet. She's only driven 1300 miles since, now its bac...
1999 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L cylinder 6 VIN: 1GCEH15GT4
Vehicle has been to 3 other shops and now has ended up here. Has misfire on cylinder #6 only under load or acceleration. No misfire @ highway speeds cruising, or at idle. Other shop had replaced #6 injector and wires. We have replaced ignition module, and plug...
2003 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L shifting VIN: 5Y2SL62883
customer claims that transmission was making noise for some time. vehicle started making a whinning noise while driving on the highway- and then died & would not restart. was towed to shop- car would not start - not even a click while turning key & pressing cl...
2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BL67666
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRB81H1X
some basic testing done visual component,hoses,wiring connectors,electrical value of evap vent soleniod at canister and regulator/purge solenoid at air cleaner. the problem i have is that the regulator solenoid works but is out of electrical spec. and also doe... Trouble codes: P0440, P1582
1998 Volvo S70 T5 2.3L caliper VIN: YV1LS5378W
Passenger front caliper is frozen and causes the car to shake violently if you use the brake to slow down from 70 to 55 or so. When you let up on the brake pedal it continues to shake for quite awhile, worse if you steer off of straight. So what I would like t...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2005 BMW 545i 4.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANB33525
Torn crankcase vent valve, bank 1; overlooked the tear in the diaphragm of the valve- make sure you roll the diaphragm open when looking for voids in the rubber, I failed to do this the first time I removed them to inspect; found the rip when double checking t... Trouble codes: 29E8 (fuel mixture adaptation bank 1 idling per time unit), 29F0 (fuel mixture adaptation bank 1 sum check fault), 29E7 (fuel mixture adaptation bank 2 idling per time unit), 29EF (fuel mixture adaptation bank 2 sum check fault).
2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.4L Electric steering VIN: 1G1ZH57B29
Thanks everyone who helped ended up that the steering position sensor needed to be recalibrated after doing a wheel alignment hasn't acted up since Thanks Scott
1997 Dodge Dakota 3.9L 3-4 shift VIN: 1B7GG23X3V
Bulk of the replies I received dealt with hard seals on the o.d. piston. I pulled the O.D. unit off and the seals were definitely bad & O.D. cluthes were burnt up. We went ahead and sent the whole tranny out to be rebuilt. The shop said the cooler was also ...
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Engine Oil Leak VIN: 1B7KF2364J
Thanks to all for the replies special thanks to Andy from TX for all the great information.When I replace tappet cover gasket first time I just cleaned inspected and reinstalled when checked second time when you I got all the bolts started you could move the c...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L Stall VIN: 34T456W4W4
Hi every one, I did end up and find the problem. It was the iac, It was sticking closed at times from carbon buildup. Thanks everyone for your help.
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Air Bag Light VIN: 2FMZA51413
I ended up sending this one to the dealer and they replaced the front crash sensor to fix this one. I couldn't get enough info to be confident I could make the right decision to fix this one on the first shot. Thanks to all who replied.
2005 Ford Freestyle SE 3.0L Intermit drive reverse VIN: 1FMZK01175
Thanks to Abuseok Avinash from Tennessee for the pressures, that confirms my readings, and I a agree with you Dave the high miles would indicate a rebuild is due. I talked to my transmission guys and they are in the process of rebuilding one for another custom...
2006 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU72E66
Thank all for their input. The water must of come in thru the vent hose, which is tucked in behind the gas fill cap. The only thing I can figure, is that ford doesn't use a full inner wheel well liner. You can just reach in thru the wheel well, and grab the ve... Trouble codes: P0451.
2003 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L . VIN: SAJEAS1C93
sorry it took so long to reply back but this one is fixed,it ending up being a ground at the multifuction switch that had gotten hot at one time.thank all of u who replied and for your help.
1996 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L nss VIN: 1J4FJ28S4T
Customer declined to pay for OEM part, will deal with vehicle as-is
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY124XY
I'm happy to report a fix on this one.I received 8 great replies with most of them suggesting a bad MAF.But David from California hit it on the head.The wiring harnesses for the rear o2 sensors were reversed playing havoc with the ECU. Switched the harness ... Trouble codes: P1170 (o2 sensor [...]), P1173 (o2 sensor [...]).
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Mechanical VIN: 3VWSD69M01
Thanks for the help everyone. I went back after getting the replies and found the spec. I guess it was just to late last night. Thanks Again.
2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L compresser VIN: WVWAD63BX5
first off thanks to the three that helped it was very usefull info jeff and micheal nailed it the relay was the culprit a quik call to the vw dealer and 46 bucks later its fixed once again thanks to iatn and its members
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