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2004 BMW 645Ci 4.4L Central Information Display VIN: WBAEK73484
Hi all this vehicle came to the shop with blank cid (central information display), I checked if there is any code found A3b9 sporadic DSC message fault and bunch of codes like A3AC with with a message to ignore all this code except A3b9 which i dont have enoug...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Poor Idle Quality, loud tap/knock VIN: 1GCHK29151
veh. had a bad injector (the balance rates were out of spec.)replaced all eight injectors and changed the fuel filter.put new block heater in the old one was shorted.new coolant and changed the oil and filter.primed the fuel system.after three attempts it star...
1994 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.9L Heat VIN: 1B7GG26X8R
Hi Guys, this is my personal rig. This truck has no heat and never warms up. I have had this problem for a little while now and can't figure it out. Has a new water pump, radiator, radiator hoses, thermostat and coolant. Here's the weird part. The truck never ...
2003 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L park lights VIN: 1D4GP25R53
We have a caravan that has no park lights.The wiring diag on alldata dose not show me if the front control module or park lamp relay control allows the lights to turn on.Cust has tried a new switch.The fuses that control each side do not recive power unless i ...
1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality,
seems to be telling us its running rich are these prone to ecu faults
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L door switch VIN: 1FDAF57P64
in bcm doors show closed at all times and dome light does not come on when door is opened. radio stays on for so many minutes after key is shot off. i replaced the driver door switch and checked for pwr and ground on that circuit, all is good but scanner still...
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L gear position switch connector VIN: YV1LS5510P
Hello, Volvo techs! I have this '93 850 GLT here that needs a gear position switch. I've got it apart, and I can't figure out how to get the male part of the transmission multi-pin electrical connector apart. I know a large hammer isn't the only way, because I...

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1991 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L starter interupt relay VIN: 1G4CW53L4M
Sorry everyone for not responding sooner but this has been a tough one. FINALLY found the starter interupt relay. It is buried deep under the dash. It has taken a while to find but boughtg a nrew relay and all is fixed. Thanks for all of your help with thi...
1986 Chevrolet C10 Silverado 5.7L Pump discharge screen VIN: 1GCEC14F1G
HI there everyone and thanks for the help. As suggested by most here the discharge screen with O ring seals the line pressure in and if its not in there, the pressure will leak off severely around the pump housing and back into the case. The reason I did not...
2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Steering Pump VIN: 1GNDUO3E51
Thanks for all your time. This is not a bad job (with a little help from your friends) My biggest problem, besides the oil dripping from everything was the pressure line fitting on the pump was rusted solid.. Now thanks to your help, I'll give a plan of at...
1992 Dodge Dakota LE 5.2L No Start VIN: 1B7GG23Y6N
Well guys it goes like this the manufacturer of the reman PCM that have been used Cardone seemed to have a few hundred pcm not programmed right found this out after three pcm from them in our stock were bad i called cardone compared the numbers on the paper ta...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP44R7W
Thanks to all. It was the PCM as I suspected. As soon as the PCM was installed it fired right up and ran great (for a 1998 Caravan anyway). Fortunately this customer understood the diagnostic process regarding the time involved and is happy to have their va...
2004 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES56C64
Thanks everyone for there inputs on this vehicle. It turned out to be intake gasket that fixed it. Customer is happy. Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple cylinder misfire), P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire).
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Stay's running VIN: 1FTNW21F52
Well I finally found the problem. Kip from Tn. was in the right direction, the wiring harness in the engine was bad. I found the wire that had a feed back at the ignition switch and traced it to the engine.It was a wire that was supposed to be hot on ignitio... Trouble codes: C1155, 1, P0603 (PCM keepalive power).
2006 Hyundai Sonata LX 3.3L engine VIN: KMD4A1D3Y6
Well , the common item seems to be T-chain tensioners. The customer went to the dealer where he bought the car as suggested and received the royal run around. They kept the car for three days and claimed to have not heard the noise,I had it in today for a tire...
2002 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Engine VIN: JM1BJ22532
Yestday morning I inspected the thermostat and found it cracked in center. Replaced road tested ok. Thanks,a few of you guys nailed this.
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Unknown VIN: JT3VN39W1R
Repaired vacuum hose leak to front differential actuator. Checked all linkage and mounts on transmission and transfer case. The truck still stalls as soon as I put it in 4wd. I also noticed a strong fuel smell as soon as it is shifted into 4wd which would expl...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29531
Well I would just like to say thankyou to all the replies. after a day or so, the problem was well, pretty simple to fix. I had repalced the subharness for the VVTI and ignition coils, the harness was corodded and connectors coming apart. The corosion did not... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire), P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire).
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