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2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABM3342Y
Greetings my question is if i just change engine temp sensor will that code go away? (p1622) the other 4 codes are a first for me p0173, p0170 fuel trim. What does that mean?? p1188, p1189 fuel control, what does that mean? fuel pressure reg need to be changed... Trouble codes: P1622 (Map cooling sensor), P0173 (Fuel trim bank 2), P0170 (Fuel trim bank 1), P1189 (Fuel control bank 2 sensor 1), P1188 (Fuel control bank 1 sensor 1)
2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Charging VIN: 5UXFB33512
we put two alternator in one for a bearing noise and number two for a battery light and not charging two day go by and now back with the battery light back on can anyone help out.
1993 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L Surge VIN: 1GNCT18Z8P
Hello fellow Techs. This S10 Blazer has been in and out of several shops and almost every thing has been done. The condition is @ 37 to 40 mph and about 1700 rpm you feel a slight surge condition. You can power through it and you don't feel it before or after ...
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Headlights VIN: 1GNDM19WXB
Hey Guys, I have this 99 Astro Van and it came in and my customor complaining that the headlights and dash light flicker. I checked alt for volts and checked headlight grounds on radiator support, I had this happen before on a Chevy tk and it was the headlight...
2001 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 3G1JC12401
Weird one...hope for some help...01 cavalier..starts up fine but has rough idle[floats from 900 rpm to 1600} for about 15 seconds then returns to normal..try and road test when you reach 1200-1500 rpm the idle goes through the roof...will redline if ignition n...
1995 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Headlights VIN: 1B7HF16Z3S
Hey guys, I have this dodge ram 1500 in the shop with a headlight problem! My customer states that when he is driving down the road the headlights just shut off and then after about a several seconds the lights come back on. I've checked for bad grounds and co...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.9L All Gauges VIN: 1B7HC16X7Y
I have a no can bus on the instrument cluster after changing the evaporater . I dont think that i have shorted any wires , i get continuity through from all the wires need help i have to sell this vehicle.
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L no overdrive VIN: 1B7HC16Y31
I am not a pro bulider but have done a little trans work here and there. This truck came in with a P1740 stored. I jumped the gun and put a torque converter in it as I had done a couple of these in the past that had had recent overhauls and problems with after...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.8L Stall VIN: 2D4GP44L03
customer brought van in 2 months ago complaining of eng. stalling mostly when coming to a stop i was able to duplicate problem, i checked for codes none were found i checked feul pressure and monitored all related pids nothing looked out of place so i cleaned ...
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP53U8X
This car had an overheating problem and was diagnosed with a blown head gasket. Took off both heads and sent them to a known reputable machinist. Both heads passed pressure test. Minor shaving of heads, refaced valves, and replaced gasket set. Replaced Water p...
2003 Ford Focus SVT 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAHP39523
code was there belt was banging off timing case cover so we changed belt showing 10--11 degrese how do i reset cam timing took out vct and cleaned seems to be working fine if i clear code and run koeo test comes right back on Trouble codes: P1381
2007 Hyundai Entourage SE 3.8L Cooling fans VIN: KNDMC23327
The cooling fans are not working at all. I have power from the cooling fan control module to both fans. Bypassing the module causes both fans to run, and vehicle stays at normal temperature. Without running the A/C, the vehicle will idle for a very long time b...
2007 Mazda 3 Mazdaspeed 2.3L Starting VIN: JM1BK34L17
Ok this is a tricky one,,,the client blew up his old motor and trany,, nice huh i just finished installing another one that i was able to purchase from lkq with new ecu. The ecu is not from the orig car it came with the pkg that i bought from lkq. My question ...
2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG 6.0L overhead console VIN: WDBPJ79J55
I have a programming/coding question for all you M-b gurus. The vehicle in question is an 05' mb cl65 AMG. I have a new overhead console,component N70 for this car b/c the in-car temp sensor has failed inside it . This is the 2nd cl I have replaced the console...
2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L Shifter VIN: WMWRC33475
Hi this Mini probably has the Original Clutch? The Problem with it is it is extremely hard to move the shifter back & forth in Neutral. It will shift, go into all gears OK & car moves fine & can be driven but to simply sit at a standstill & try to shake the sh...
2000 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Door Locks VIN: 1N4DL01DZY
This car has bad smart entrance control unit need to know if it need to be programed and will i be able to do it whit my master tech
2011 Nissan ROGUE 2.5CID Unknown VIN: JN8AS5MN2B
Customer has 2011 rogue the windows steam up very badly when it rains outside. She said she had to pull over could not see. Puts defrost on very slow to clean has to put on ac to clear it up. Customer said its to could to put ac on still takes long time to cle...
2003 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L air bag lite VIN: 5Y2SL62863
car came in with air bag lite on code b0135 tried swapping out the driver side pretentioner no luck replaced module no luck ran two new wires from pretioner to mod no luck any help would be appreciated
2006 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L high idle
Car fixed,just posting because someone may benifit or maybe just interested. I cleaned the throttle bore just for maintenance purposes. After that i had a high/fast idle with car warmed up(1500-1700 rpm).Drove about a mile to see if that would resolve the iss...
2006 Saab 9-7x 5.3i 5.3L engine VIN: 5S3ET13M06
this is our first time with this type of problem bugt rest assured with the number of theese engines out there we will see it again
2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L Air Conditioning VIN: YV1RS58DX1
This is my mother in laws car which she just purchased at an auction. Shortly after she had pep boys replace the battery then the climate control unit went dead. She brought the car to a volvo specialist who said the heater unit needs to be replaced with a new...
2005 Volvo S40 i 2.4L multi pcm control items VIN: YV1MS38225
Hello everyone today im asking help on a 2005 s40 volvo.My shop is full of problems right now and ihave little time to spend chasing a intermitten short so im asking for help to speed things up. Well this is what i have so far. Car came in with ac inop ses lig...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2007 BMW X3 3.0si 3.0L Gauges VIN: WBXPC93457
After reviewing all the great info from all of you who replied, I took it to the Dealer, For new Odom
1994 Chevrolet P30 454CID Steering VIN: 1GBKP37N8P
Thanks to all. It was a faulty reman pump. It had good pressure but somehow airiated the oil. Haven't figured out why but moving on. Lessons learned and money lost. Thanks again.
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LT 8.1L Encoder Motor VIN: 3GNGK26G74
My technician reassures me he erased the dtc's but after putting the brick on it after he went home for the day showed he was wrong. Erased the codes and fixed the problem, all works well. Thanks to everyone that replied.
2007 Chevrolet Colorado LS 2.9L No Start VIN: 1GCCS139X7
The last time the vehicle was towed in I noticed the security light blinking. I was able to get a scanner to give me security information. Found that it was losing the signal from the ignition key and the antitheft system was being activated. After speaking to...
1989 Chrysler New Yorker 3.0L Evaporator VIN: 1C3BC663XK
Thank you for the replies. Wrong, bad, incorrectly engineered parts again- I ended up replacing the unit with one that more closely matched original design, one that separates right after the h block to distribute refrigerant to multiple ares of the core at th...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Stall VIN: 1D7HU18N13
After a couple of weeks of customer driving truck, I got it back to the shop and when I went to pull it in the shop, I got a big off idle hesitation. I was getting it in to lab scope the TPS as Dave & Kyle suggested and I set at idle and throttled it slowly an...
1997 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L control switches VIN: F10967B2FM
I couldnt add to my request any updated information so I went this rout. hopefuly I will get a couple answers. I got everything to work properly on this system, both front and rear. but... if you change the controles a few times back and forth allowing time fo...
1999 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Gem Module VIN: 1FMZ434EXX
1999 Honda Civic Value Package 1.6L anti-theft VIN: 2HGEJ6611X
Hello and thanks for all the responses. I removed the radio to get the serial number and called the Ph# posted 1-[...]
2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L No Start VIN: JNKCV54E14
Hi There. This car is fixed. The flywheel could go on two ways. It was on wrong but the engine still wouldn't start. Tim told me that the engine doesn't need the crank shaft sensor, CKP to run so I unplugged it and was able to get the car running but it didn't...
2007 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5L pressures erratic VIN: 5TDZK23C27
Well, this one is down the road. We pulle the compressor and sent out to rebuilder. He called and said it had the black plaque and that we need to replace condenser, dryer and flush the hell out of the system. We did all of this and while parked in the "come g...
2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L D/s Window VIN: YV1RS58D41
Finally fixed! Turns out it was the DDM which is part of the window switch. Took it to Volvo to be programmed and all is good.
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