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1992 BMW 325i 2.5L check light VIN: THELAST7IS
hi guys got an early 325i keeps throwing gearbox light and limp home,autologic fault65 eeprom checksum seems to loose comunication with egs when light is on you cant scan it and need to cycle key on off then you can get check light to go out without clearing c...
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2003 BMW M3 3.2L Hesitation VIN: WBSBR93413
This vehicle came in with no power and 4 fault codes; 107 6b elect throttle self test fail, 119 77 elect throttle potentiometer, 120 78 elect throttle potentiometer signal compare fail, 230 E6 elect throttle set point actual valve monitoring. I scope checked t... Trouble codes: 107, 6B
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2004 BMW 745i 4.4L Park VIN: WBAGL63424
A car lot bought this BMW at auction. It came to us with the transmission in fail safe, no reverse. Cleared the codes and the transmission performed good until it was parked and restarted. the codes returned. We read the TSB on the park release cable. The cabl...
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2000 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 1GCGG25R7Y
hey everybody!!!this van came to the shop recommended by another shop.they replace the engine but after that costumer complaint missing power sometimes,i did not see that happening but have the codes i mentioned,start checking for p0340,the other mechanic repl... Trouble codes: 0340 (cam sensor problem), 0132 (heated oxygen sensor), 0141 (heated oxygen sensor), 0404 (egr system malfunction)
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2000 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Crank VIN: 1G1YY32G9Y
i have a corvette that will not crank when key is turned, using a spare key. all gauges and fuel pump turn on when ignition is switched on. does anyone know will the spare key start the vehicle? or do i have to have a key programed? i also get no communication...
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2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L rocker arms, lifters VIN: 1GNDT13W01
Please read COMPLETELY before responding. This vehicle came to our shop with blown head gaskets. Upon tearing it down we found that one head was cracked. We picked one up at the local salvage yard and sent that head and the other good one to the machine shop t...
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2001 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Continuous code is the EGR pintle position code due to the egr command is more than 10 percent differnet than what the pintle position really is. This happens intermittantly even with the new EGR. Upon acceleration a distinct loss of power is felt. Code P0101 ... Trouble codes: P0404, P0300 (Random misfire), P0101 (Mass airflow)
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2002 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L no 4th gear VIN: 1B3ES56C12
Hi I have this car that will shit very well when you drive in manul 3rd gear. It has 1-2-3 shift good. But when you drive in over drive gear it will shift in to 4th then back to 3th then to 4th. It will do this all the time when in over drive. Put it back in ...
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1993 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Heat
Okay this is my personal vehicle.. It all started with a clogged heater core ..replaced the heater core flushed the coolant system and it was fine for a day. Then no heat ... Well it took about 14 miles to start getting warm and then only when at a stop the ra...
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1994 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMDU34XOR
Had vehicle for a few minutes but customer had to use so I had time for a quick scan and test drive. NO CODES STORED..., but on slight accel. mil light would come on and go back off if vehicle was to decelerate slightly. Vehicle has very very poor fuel mileage...
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L plug removal VIN: 1FTPW14594
Customer requests sparkplugs to be changed. I am looking for tips to reduce the chances of breaking a plug off in the cylinder head. I will be bringing in the vehicle the day before and preforming a motovac, and putting in dodge combustion chamber cleaner. R...
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33P26
Vehicle towed in the shop with a no start. Check with ford ids and the icp pressure is only 28 psi. Replaced high pressure pump, ipr and ficm and still no start. Perform air leak test in the icp port and can hear a leak in the fuel rail. I don't know if it wil...
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1996 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L vacuum VIN: 1GKDT13W8T
ac system sometimes is slow to get cold, and air out of vents is weak ,very air volume good at feet, seem to lose air volume at the center vents when accelerating which sounds like a vac leak. have checked vac lines, check valve, can't seem to find any vac lea...
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2004 Honda Element LX 2.4L body VIN: 5J6YH18594
Hello, We have a honda element that has a vibration & shake around 25mph to 40 mph. The condition is pretty consistent but then there are times it drives fine. We replace the front left & right axle which took care of about 80% of the problem but it's still no...
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2005 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Transaxle
Customer complaint was a noise from the "transmission". Another shop had replaced the clutch with a kit for the customers complaint. The noise would go away in neutral when the clutch was disengaged. the noise was present while driving also. Immediately after ...
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1990 Mazda B2600 2.6L No Start VIN: JM2UF4142L
This vehicle is the proverbial doorknob. It has what appears to be a recent ECU/ECM (Mazda) Third distributor,first 2 aftermarket,now a Mazda Reman. I appear to have the correct voltages on the appropriate wires. Problem is the Pink and the Yellow/Blue wires a...
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2002 Other Ford 3800 CID Low RPM VIN: 1HVBBABN82
Thank you in advance to anyone that can help me with this. I just picked up two used Navistar/Bluebird buses in New York and headed home to Alaska. This is almost 4000 miles, so I asked the dealer in advance what the top speed was on these buses and was told t...
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2003 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L No Start VIN: 3G5DA03E23
Sorry I can't say that I've fixed this one. Checked all suggestions, tested every sensor and then some. Checked the wiring under the floorpan, wiring to the crank sensors, and tried to heat this thing up to make it not start. It doesn't stall or hickup, it wou...
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1997 Chevrolet S10 2.2L engine
Thanks to all replies received, Apparently this engine can bend valves when timing chain breaks under certain conditions. Sometimes although very rarely you can have luck on your side and under very rare conditions this engine can only require replacement of t...
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2001 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L instrument lamps VIN: 1G1YY22G01
John and Steve were right on we sent cluster in to dealer for repair took a while 2 weeks, alls well now that it's reinstalled THANK YOU very much for all that helped! Craig
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.7L Unknown VIN: 1D7HU18N93
Pulled box, found no broken doors or damage to any actuators. The box has a chamber that is is divided so the air that moves across the heater core is divided into a top & lower half. cut the heater core open, the entire lower half of the heater core was clogg...
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1989 Ford Bronco II XLT 2.9L Brake Booster VIN: 1FMCU14T6K
found it was a faulty fuel pressure regulator... replaced booster and regulator... booster had fuel inside round the diaphram
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2002 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FAFP38322
Thanks guys for waking me up. Pulled the converter and sure enough it would accelerate. Still had a major hesitation though. Had to ease on the gas to get the car to move. Disconnected the front O2 surmising the converter restriction may have damaged it. ...
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2002 GMC Sierra 3500 SLT 6.6L valve cover VIN: 1GTJK331X2
Thanks for all the help. The problem ended up being the #8 injector was not seated in the bore properly due to the copper washer falling off the nozzle when i installed it. Caused combustion chamer gases to blow by the injector an dover pressurize crank case.
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2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45922
THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED, I REALLY APPRECIATE THEM. THE FIX WAS TO REPLACE THE O2 WITH WHAT THEY SAID WAS A FACTORY O2 A DENSO ONE. SO I DROVE THE CAR A FEW DAYS AND MONITORS RAN AND PASSED. WITH THE NEW SENSOR THE AMPLITUDE WAS MUCH HIGHER, SO WE RELEASED TH... Trouble codes: P0133.
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1988 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L No Start VIN: 2BCHV81S6J
Sorry about leaving this open, I thought I closed it 2 days after opening it. After enormous struggle getting the computer out from above the heaterbox, I found a computer with over 1/2 inch of water inside. I removed the cover, drained the water, blew it o...
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L radio VIN: 1J4CZ78Y7V
Thank you ,to all who all replied to this post. What the problem turned out to be, was the radio itself. I installed a used radio and all the problems are gone. Also the sound system has better sound. One problem that started months ago, was the speakers would...
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1998 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S 3.6L rear brakes VIN: WP0AA2997X
The booster was operational, but there was a very small leak in the booster diaphram. I took off the vacuum line and used a smoke machine to confirm this. Thanks to everyone's input.
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2004 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA29924
After trying to move the problem to the other bank (causing more check engine codes)I tried a new mass air flow sensor and all the codes went away. The car's been dring for over a week with no more CELs. Trouble codes: P1364, P1371, P0305, P0304, P0300.
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L drivers window VIN: 3VWBK21C73
I'm closing this request, the car is still not done waiting on correct drivers door module. I'm sure this will correct issues. We found out that starting in 2003 door modules are different. The modules we have been getting are older style and not compatible. W...
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L ABS module VIN: WVWVE63B54
Hello, George and Marlon hit it on the nose. The Ross tech website has a great info section Rosstechwiki, it had the information to properly code the ABS controller. Thank you guy2, Eric Reynolds and Eric [...]
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