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2002 BMW M3 3.2L starter
Hello,I have replaced MANY starters on 6 cylinder BMW's over the years and am pretty good at it.I have removed them all from the bottom ,so I am good there. Well this 2002 M3 seems to be a different story,TIS and ALLDATA say specifically that this starter is ...
2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L gauges VIN: 1G1ND52J53
cranks but wont always start koeo the inst cluster is dead no gauges orwarning lights at that point cranks but wont start after a few key cicles or just sitting koeo the dash lights up the gauges come to life and car starts and runs fine.. cust stated that som...
2003 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDX03E03
this van came to us after another shop said needed pcm for idle wejust installed the pcm customer bought and flashed we did no checking prior then code po135 started pcm is not turning the heater on TEC 2 reads 0 amp flow if i ground heater control get amp flo... Trouble codes: P0135
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Engine VIN: B16T227466
Vehicle was towed in for engine noise.Fluid levels full and clean,cut oil filter open no metal . Started up noticed rough idle but quiet, warmed to temp still quiet at idle and 2000 rpm in park, power braked quiet,time for a drive and bang , bang sounds like a...
1988 Dodge D350 5.9L dana 60 iton ft.axle VIN: 1W34Y2HZ45
hi the truck is before my time need some insight on the ft axle assembly and the ball joints/king pins you can take pry bar put under ft. spindles and raise the spindles 1/2 inch upward is this normal for this set up?the upper ball joints are spring loaded bu...
1994 Ford E-150 Econoline XL 5.8L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: H0RHB98487
Here we go; van will chug and stall after it is run 85 to 90 miles. van is pullin a trailer with 2500 lb race car and acts up when it exits off interstate and comes to stop signs. Vapor Lock? if you spray water on fuel lines and intake, will fire up but when y...
2003 Ford E-350 5.4L limp in mode VIN: 1FTSS34L73
Hello all. We were faked out at first, engine did not actually run hot for us, but we replaced the thermostat, found the fan clutch not pulling and replaced it, while changing the t stat lots of chunks out of the cooling system so we replaced the radiator. Aft... Trouble codes: P1299
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Stall VIN: 3FTNX21L23
Engine shuts off randomaly. Dash gauge reads max hot but actual coolant is 190. Cylinder head temp reads 191 at same time. Engine temp is normal but looking at the scope the ect spiked to 272 and then back down to 190. Dash gauge remained normal. With the cht ... Trouble codes: P1285 (Cyl head temp high), P1299 (Engine protection activated)
2005 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L compresor clutch VIN: 1GKEK13T95
this a straight forward repair. the compressor clutch failed mechanically. the customer complained of knocking noise. verified hub failure (melted rubber on clutch).recovered refrigerant,replaced compressor (re-man four seasons),replaced orifice (was clean),ad...
2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L right side lights, dash lights, blows fuse #6 VIN: KMHDN46D54
Hi fellow tech's. I have a stumper with my daughters car. She had the dash lights go out on her last week and upon further investigation, wee found that she had no right side lights at all except for the head light works. The right tail light, right rear side ...
2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 4Matic 3.5L Air suspension VIN: 4JGCB65E56
Hello all. Vehicle towed in with front end sitting on the ground. Found blown compressor fuse. Replaced fuse, now sporadically and with no pattern, the front right bag will lose air and sink. Sometimes overnight, sometimes it will sit overnight and be full in ...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3VWRT71KX6
Looking for TDI Gurus out there. BRM Turbo Jetta..no codes present w/generic scanner. Generic data appears "normal" except for 'absolute throttle position' @ 93-98% idling(normal?). symptoms include heavy black smoke under at the point of turbo kicking in/ or ...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Hesitation VIN: WBAHD6320S
many thanks to all who reponded. this car was fixed finally. the fuel pump was defective and the fuel pressure regulater. all is running well now thanks to all again. Trouble codes: 201 (oxygen code).
1998 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCFG25W51
After a lot of aggravation we finally got this one fixed! After unplugging the MAF , test driving and watching the fuel trims go back to normal we tried switching out the carquest MAF for a GM MAF. Low and behold GM has upgraded the MAF and wiring harness. ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2007 Chevrolet Equinox LS 3.4L Air Bag system VIN: 2CNDL63FO7
Thank goodness it is fixed.I would like to thank everyone who tried to help me with this nightmare, especially Joe [...] who suggested the programing of the module, well that was the whole problem I took it to the Dealer asked if they would try again and proble...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Steering VIN: 3D7KU28C53
well guys fixed this one.. i took a look at all your replies and i came up with the same things i just wanted to be sure. i check alignment before and after and it was good. it was the gear box. replaced it perform alignment and roadtest perfect no more wander...
2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 5.4L orfis VIN: 1FDWE35L26
well i fixed this one.. i evaced everything. replaced front orfis with oe one and put vehicle on lift and cleaned out lower condensor of dirt and debrey... washed out with hose real good. replaced rear expansion valve and vaced for 2 hrs and recharged. everthi...
2007 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W47
Im very sorry for delay closing this one,first I would like to thank every one for his time and help, I got 14 replies with helpfull info but unfrontantly the car not fixed yet , the fuel presure is ok, MAF is new, O2S both is new . CKP new , tried another... Trouble codes: P061B, P0172 (sys too rich B1), P0175.
2001 Kia Rio 1.5L Stall, No Power VIN: KNADC12301
Oh well, what a waste of time. Thanks to all for your support but the customer now states he can't afford to make any repairs. I did take the cam shafts out and the trigger wheel for the cam sensor was correct and had not slipped. But hear this. I lowered the ... Trouble codes: P0340.
2001 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG 5.5L Ride control VIN: WDBNG73J71
Thanks to all who offered help with this Benz. Special thanks to Dick and Rich at Precision Imports. We were able to monitor the suspension system pressure with their scan tool. Sure enough system pressure was about 1 bar,causing malfunction light to stay on. ...
1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 5.0L Surge VIN: 2MECM75FXM
Hello every one customer replaced just about all engine control sensors plus tune up spark plug wires rechecked his sensors they were all getting small voltage spikes. checked them with current ramp finally checked alternator which should have been one of firs...
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