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1999 Acura TL 3.2L Intake Valves VIN: 19UUA5643X
That's right. 69 miles. This car was donated to our school from Honda some years ago. It has been sitting for a few years. We replaced the fuel pump and flilters and the car started and ran very well for a couple of hours. Last week I went to start the car a...
2000 Acura RL Premium 3.5L driver's module VIN: JH4KA9658Y
This car keeps blowing the driver's multiplex module. It first came in with the wipers always on, the lights always on, the horns blowing, and the left rear window would not go up.. I traced this to the driver's module, replaced it, and sent the car out. Every...
2002 Audi A4 1.8L oil pressure
I have an 02 audi a4 1.8t that I purchased from one of my customers after he overheated it badly. After I purchased it I rebuilt the engine with new pistons,rings,bearings, valve job,oil pump,water pump etc. When the customer had owned the car the low oil pres...
1970 Dodge Challenger T/A 5.6L gauges VIN: JH23J0B300
Im looking for the wiring diagram for this car it has the Ralley dash He purshased a good loom but it wasnt for this dash was able to take two and make one, But we have some gauge wires we cant locate to the right one Our fax is [...] any help woul...
1996 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L Engine VIN: 1B3ES47C3T
This one has ruined the past two days of my life. The car came in for running rough and overheating. I found cyl 1 and 2 spark plug tubes to be full of oil and the radiator to be cracked. This explains the customer complaint right? wrong. The car still runs ve...
2010 Fiat Punto 1248CC Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: MCA118A5E0
Car was switched off while running then after not starting.Found fuel pump fuse blown.Replaced and same problem persisting after few km run(90 Km). Trouble codes: P0087 (Fuel system - Low pressure side)
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ5871V
This jeep was towed in here from another start.they had replaced the computer.i scaned and got asd spark or injector pulse.has fuel pressure. Replaced crank have injector pulse.after a lot of testing i sprayed carb cleaner i...
1995 Subaru Legacy 2.2L Control panel VIN: 4SEBKB353S
when turn on ignition switch the control panel check engine light flash and turn off, but other light (example oil, battery, ect.) stays on. I am guessing either very low voltage going to ignition system. the car crank but cannot run. there is a clicking soun...

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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAUB17596
Well, So far as we can tell this pup is fixed. And they say there is no satisfying BMW's. This car was a major pain. The pain is these new plastic gas tanks. There is an entire air bleeding assembly inside the tank that is supported by a complex webbing and is... Trouble codes: P0172 (Bank 1 Running too rich), P0175 (Bank 2 Running too rich), P0172 (Bank 1 Running too rich), P0175 (Bank 2 Running too rich).
2006 BMW 330i 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: BAVB33576K
thanks for all the help guys. sorry but she went out of town with car and I told her to run fuel injector cleaner during the trip, every tankful. she run 4 tanks before things started to change. gas mileage was 15-17 mpg now she gets 22-23mpg.awesome!!
2004 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L driver seat VIN: 1G6KD54Y24
Thanks for all responses. Turned out to be the seat bottom cushion blower/heater.I replaced part and now seat functions correctly. Thaks again.
1971 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Surge
I am calling this one fixed (for now). Here in Mass the trees are starting to change which means time is running out for the car season too. The customer wants to enjoy his car for the last remaining weeks so we have gotten as good as we can with the circumsta...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Heater VIN: 2GCEC19V91
Thanks to all who replied. Told the customer It needed flushed. They went for the replacement option. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.
1999 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 4C3AJ52N9Y
OK so, I reconnected my scanner and I got a good reading from the crank and cam every time except when the vehicle would not start. so after getting many of your opinions, I was considering a faulty Crank or cam sensor So I hooked up my scope and got perfect r...
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Wipers VIN: 2FTDX18W4V
Thanks guys for all the input and answers to this problem. I took the fuse box out and took off the gem modual. It did have corrosion in it from water and I could see it did its damage allso the fuse box. The customer did not want to put another gem modual or ...
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTRE1468W
A new computer fixed this vehicle. Thanks for all the replies. However, I don't know if you guys aren't reading the post completely or are just offering bogus help to meet the iatn criteria. What part of I have checked, re-checked and verified the wiring don't...
2003 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW076X3
We started over with our diagnostics and found the compression about 15% lower from one bank to the other. Like the suggestions, we suspected a timing chain issue. Due to the expense, the customer declined taking the next step and also decided that the price o... Trouble codes: P0171, P0175.
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L door VIN: SAJKX6049X
It turns out as usual that it was unrelated to us working on it. The door ajar switch in the latch was bad. Jaguar now offers it as a seperate piece from the latch. Thanks for the replys
1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L Fuel odor VIN: 1J4FJ68S8W
Hello to all and thanks for the help. Found that the sending unit seal and stubborn locking ring were my problem, replaced seal and with the help of the members advice and a special sending unit tightening tool, witch must be used (large oil filter wrench or c...
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