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2002 BMW 325xi 2.5L passenger footwell and spare tire well wet VIN: WBAEPP3342
We don't do many BMW's so any insight would be great. This one is getting wet in the passenger front footwell and the spare tire well is collecting water as well. My first thought for the leak up front was the sunroof drains. The front glass is PPG so I believ...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 6.5L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19S6V
I just installed a remanufactured injection pump from a rebuilder I have used for years(I have never had a bad one or one return from them)It runs ok, letting it warm up to operating temp 170 degrees, so ican set injection timing, however as soon as it hits 17... Trouble codes: P1214 (TDC offset)
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport 2.2L drivetrain VIN: 1G1JH12F23
Hello all, We have a viberation from 40 mph to 60 mph then seems to go away untill you reach 70 mph and than it is much worse, the center of the dash is shaking terribly. you can feel it in the steering wheel and seems to be in the right front wheel area. it d...
1998 Dodge B1500 3.9L Cuts out VIN: 2B7HB21X4V
This van was a NO START! The convertor was 1 month old, from another shop but PLUGGED SOLID! Installed new exhaust, sounds GREAT! now Oil light on. Replaced Oil pump. It was also PLUGGED! On test drive, engine "hicuped" but diddn't stall. Check engine light ca... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple Misfire), P1391 (Loss of CKP or CMP)
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Parking lights VIN: 3D7KU23869
Checked for voltage at relay have powergoing to relay at terminal 86 but no voltage at terminal 30. Wiring diagram shows voltage is supplied from fuse to both terminals. Replaced front control module on integrated power center. Still no parking lights. Checked...
2002 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L low reverse VIN: 1FAFP44482
this mustang was brought to me, I don't really want it as I have virtually no trans experience but it is a good customer so I said I would try to see if I could help him. The trans was rebuilt by another shop before Christmas, it runs out really good shifts fi...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTWW32P64
missfire under light load w/black smoke in high gear only. no codes in computer, no miss shows up on modis. increase throttle and miss disapears(when convertor unlocks or trans downshifts)
2006 Ford E-250 5.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTNE24L76
Help i have van from hell.has codes for running rich b1 and b2.have ltft b2 -20% and ltft b1 -20%. Fuel pressure test good. 45 koeo. 32 koer. Maf seemed ok 7 grams at 630 rpms. Tried a new one anyway same reading. Front o2 sensors are banging away rear 02s aro... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
2000 Honda Prelude 2.2L Shifting VIN: JHMBB6249Y
This car has a problem shifting between gears. It will try to shift, RPMs go up, let off gas and it shifts. Does not slip when in gear. Fluid not burnt or low. Does same thing when shifting manually. No codes for trans. Has 2 codes, PO138 and PO136 both for fr...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4S2CK58W11
Having issues with a cold start on this Rodeo. Customer states it that started after fill up. Issue only happens when engine is cold . Ect less than 85 degrees. When its warmed up it runs good. It starts & idles high 1500-2000 rpms and then idle slowly comes d...
1985 Jeep Grand Wagoneer 5.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1JCNJ15N5F
Got a strange one here. It misfires steady on #5 and #8 cylinders. Good strong spark at plugs, new cap/rotor/wires/plugs and good compression. Vacuum gauge indicates steady 16", but occasionally cylinders will suddenly have assist and vacuum then is 19" steady...
2005 Kia Sorento LX 3.5L 4x4 VIN: KNDJC73365
We got this sorento to sell. It goes into 4 hi no problem but will not go back to 2 hi unless we back up. The owners manual say to go straight or back up.. My question is should't this new suv switch in and out with out having to stop and back up.. When on the...
1993 Saturn SW2 1.9L No Start VIN: 1G8ZK8579P
I want to thank you all in advance. I've been reading all the fixes in IATN and i think i've tried them all. This little saturn gets towed in as a no start. Check all the basics. There is no codes when came in. Has good spark in all cylinders. Compression is a...
2004 Saturn Vue 3.5L 25-30 mph VIN: 5GZCZ63444
When driving at 25-30 mph and you accelerate, vehicle neutralizes. This problem is intermittent. No transmission codes are present. I could not locate any TSBs for this sympton. This vehicle has a Honda transmission (MDPA). HELP!
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L Engine VIN: 4S3BH6657Y
Hello Subaru guys. Have this Outback towed in as a stall. Found no oil on dipstick. Engine locked up. Question is what is the best and most economical way on these engines? Used, reman, rebuild? Don't have to work on many of these sub's, so just looking for so...

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2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LT 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ZT618X6
Thanks for all the replies, after eliminating the wiring and gas pedal and exhausting all other causes I felt that the throttle body was the problem. Meanwhile ... back at the ranch ... the customer hounded GM enough that they agreed to repair it under warrant... Trouble codes: P2135, P2101, P1516, P0220, P0120.
2005 Chrysler Pacifica Limited 3.5L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 2005CHRYLE
We sent the Pacifica out to Midas for an aftermarket cat. After we got it back i rechecked the back pressure. It was .5-1.0 psi at idle and 1.5-2.0 psi at 2500rpm while doing a stall test. The engine has full power back and the Used Car Dept. is happy they can... Trouble codes: P0420.
2005 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Touring 3.8L No Start VIN: 2C4GP54L25
First off I would like to thank all the help replies that I received as sometimes you can't see the forest for the trees. I went to school on this vehicle, not so much with the fix but with how this particular bus system for this Mopar product worked. I did fi...
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7K2361YJ
Going to close for now. Had to wait on fuel pressure tester to show up and time to work on it. Sad part is I am not getting any fuel pressure on the gauge but if I crack open the line at the injector pump with the test port it sprays fuel all over the place. S... Trouble codes: P1688 (Internal injector pump failure), P0230 (Transfer pump circuit out of range), P1693 (MIL Fault in companion module).
2004 Nissan Altima S 2.5L cab heat VIN: 1N4AL11D94
Thank you for info, replaced therm, heater therm. on engine and back flush heater core.. We found heater core was pluged and back flush with hot water and radiator flush. This helped out a great deal...
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