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2004 BMW 745i 4.4L Ews VIN: WBAGL63434
Hello Everyone, I have a e65 that has come in after the battery was drained by a customer leaving the car in acessory overnight. I have recharged the battery and re-registered it. The car now cranks but does not start. Fuel Pressure in spec. The car seems to ...
2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Odometer
Quick question for you Good Wrench guys. Got this Buick Century that belongs to a used car lot.Digital odometer is blank and they asked me to see if I could retrieve the mileage for them.Went thru every module with my Tech 2 and was unable to find the mileage ...
1995 Chevrolet S10 4.3L engine
This vehicle has a high pitched squeal,whistle,very loud whine towards the front of the motor. No change with the drive belt completely removed. Motor idles at 700 rpm which is when the noise is the loudest.Does not change pitch like a belt tension pulley bear...
1999 Chevrolet P30 5.7L Hesitation VIN: 1GBH32R1X3
Need all the help i can get the problem is it is not all the time when it dose it add less last for 15mins some times or 10mins Trouble codes: P0719 (Brake switch low input), P0507 (Idle control system-high rpm)
2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LS 3.5L unknown VIN: 1G1ZT62805
Good morning to all.I have this 05 malibu maxx that was towed in wednesday due to no power steering assist.Customer states unable to move the steering wheel and almost crashed car.This happened at a speed of aproximatly 25-30 mph.First chance Ive had to look a...
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Classic LS 6.0L No Start VIN: 1GCHC24U17
All gauges stay on, will not start, When you turn ignition sw off gauges dim. Will not crank, no service engine light, no comm with computers. Un plug BCM no change. Where do I start on this beast... GOing to be a night mare .
2008 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L Manifold Runner VIN: 1C3LC46K58
Hello. Im working on a 2008 Chrysler Sebring. I have two codes, p2017 and p2016, that won't clear. I am following the test procedure that I obtained from IDENTIFIX. I am at a point where the test is telling me to read the intake manifold runner voltage. Howeve...
1998 Ford F-150 4.2L harmonic ballancer VIN: FTDX1720WN
Truck towed in and find harmonic ballancer snout was broke off just in front of the seal. replaced ballancer and run good. after 2week towd back with same problem. ballancer broke again, any body know why? please help! thank you.
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 1J4GW48S43
This vehicile will only give you the codes and will not rev out after a 25 minute warm up. We also replace the crank senor . Fuel pressure showed good when we check. All coils are new. Ground wires to the throttle body are clean and good contact. Any help will... Trouble codes: P1300 (1 igniter fault), P1305 (2 igniter fault), P1320 (5 igniter fault), 01325 (6 igniter fault)
2005 Nissan Xterra SE 4.0L No Start, Stall, Misfire VIN: 5NIAN08U75
Howdy Y'all. I am stuck on this Nissa Xterra. We just did tuneup and cleaned the throttle body. I drove it about 1 mile and cam back to recheck for codes. It did have p1614 Nats and p1706 tranny p/n switch. cleared thi\ose codes and checked pid for tranny swit...
2004 Other Asian xb 1.5L compressor VIN: JTLKT32494
Since the evaporator replacement, This vehicle will tourn off the A/C upon medium or hard acceleration when driving or when doing a medium stall test in shop. The problem is that the A/C will not come back on until you turn the A/C switch off and then on again...
2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Dome lights, Door locks, keyless entry, key chime VIN: 4T3ZF13C51
No power door locks or keyless entry, no dome lights, no key chime.
2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63BX4
Car came in with no oil pressure. Needed oil pump. The oil was quite sparkly and it was driven to the shop so I recommended removing the engine and inspecting for other damage rather than just putting a pump in it. Once removed found that the turbo was chewed ... Trouble codes: P1340

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2004 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L power steering VIN: WAUDT48H44
Thanks to everyone, filter in the bottom of the resovoir was at fault. Replaced resovoir and bled and all is well. Thanks for all the help.
2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L left rear lights VIN: WAUDG74F25
Ugghh... The fix was to replace the entire left rear tail light asm. As John (reply #8) pointed out, the stop/turn bulbs are in an LED board buried in the tail light housing that I didn't see. The bulb holder holds 1156-style bulbs for the running lights and ...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L fluid VIN: 2GCEK19TX2
Hello and thanks to all that replied.We cannot send this fluid back to the dealer and it is too good to throw away or use in a waster oil furnace,so we are going to take the plunge and risk it in the truck.Most tranny shops and professionals that replied seem ...
2010 Chevrolet Colorado 3.7L Re-learn VIN: 1GTCJTDDE9
Hello to everyone that responded, and thank you for your help. The vehicle ended up with the BCM anttena connector disconnected, as soon as this was reconnected, the relearn procedure was completed in a few moments. The best tip from a few of you was the pos...
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Steering VIN: 1B7KC2366Y
After check hoses & I decide to replace another P/S pump fixed the problem. Anyway thanks every one to share time & ideas,again thank you all very much.
2004 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMCU02114
thanks to all who helped me cats are plugged costs are more than the car is worth thanks again mark
2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L MIL Lamp on, Forced limited power VIN: 1FDXE45S75
Thank you for all of the replies. Their were many great suggestions. However, I am afraid that I was barking up the wrong tree. Making a long story short, it was a clogged catalytic converter. I pulled the o2 sensors test drove it and it ran the way it sho... Trouble codes: P061B, P2106 (Tac system forced limited power), U2023 (vehicle communication network fault), B1318 (b1352-), B1352 (testing and results).
2003 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHHN65F83
I really appreciate all of your help. Thanks so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to respond. Your replies about the right front speed sensor would have actually fixed the problem had it been the right computer installed to start. When we got ... Trouble codes: P0501 (VSS circuit range/performance).
2005 Lexus LS430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBN36F75
I want to thank Bruce, Rob, and Scott for your help. Bruce sent me the wiring(fax) and we repaired the wiring. I did leave the aftermarket O2 sensor in. It was switching nicely and the car ran great. This one is for Bruce, Go Big Blue(Go Kentucky Wildcats)! Th...
2001 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N6DD26S11
Talked to the customer, he made it to Canada, 1200 miles without incident. We apparently just had a defective distributor. Sure makes you second guess your diagnostics when the same thing happens to a new part. Thanks for all the replies, all most all replie...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L No Start VIN: 1G2NW52EX1
Would like to thank all who responded. Vehicle has been problem free to date. I would prefer to have pin-pointed the cause of the crank/no start but so far, I am left without the answer to this one. Thanks again members for your help. Tony Trouble codes: B3031.
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