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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3343Y
I have all the special tools for this M52TU Double Vanos engine. I have the TDC pin for flywheel, Cam locks, Vanos adjustment fixture and the tool that lets you align the intake sprocket to exhaust sprocket. This POS is about to make me jump out of my skin. Th... Trouble codes: P1397
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1998 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on
hello gang!!! i have a 98 buick cetury,3.1 engine, has code p0172 (rich) and code p0446 (evap vent problem) it gets bad fuel milage, i have seen on here that a bad ftp sensor can cause p0446 (it already has a new vent selonid) ftp pid is at 4.3 volts koeo, fue... Trouble codes: P0172, P0446
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Steering shaft coupling VIN: 1GNCS13W2T
The steering coupling at the bottom of the steering shaft is worn. My concern is that I have not been able to fing a replacement part in the aftermarket. The dealer wants about $400 for a replacement shaft. I was wondering if there were any sources besides try...
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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 8.0L Poor Idle Quality, no power VIN: 1B7KF23W4X
I drove the truck from the muffler shop and it had a severe lack of power. it idled a little rough, and was counting miss fires on cyl #9 and 10, no check engine light on and no codes in the pcm. I also heard a noise under the intake manifold that sounds like ...
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2007 Dodge Caliber SXT 2.0L Rear Wiper VIN: 1B3HB48B77
Happy Turkey Day Everyone!!! The Rear Wiper in this Vehicle is Not working. Guys this was handed to me from another Tech in our shop. From what I understand, there is three wire harness that plugs into the the rear wiper motor. Two wire have 12.5v and One is ...
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1996 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTCR14XXT
Need some advice on this ranger has intermittent misfire only at idle, seems to affect all cyl. when I stop at stop sign idle is rough and off idle run perfect with truck idling in gear I can watch power balance test it will show cyl 6 drop for a second then c...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTSX31P24
hey everyone looking for some help here on diesel truck. Truck got towed into us as no start no crank. We got trucked pushed into the shop and found both batterys were shot in truck.So we replaced both batterys got truck to crank over good. Then it fired right... Trouble codes: P0263, P0281, P0262
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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTWW33P75
I bought this truck 2 months ago. when warm it runs great.on cold start below 40 degrees it starts ok but runs rough for about 20 seconds,then on accel at about 2800 rpm it has a hesitation,also the shifts are late sometimes I have to let off the accel pedal t...
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1998 GMC K3500 Sierra SL 7.4L Emissions VIN: 1GTHK33J0W
Every one, thanks for reading this. Need help from you GM people. This truck is from a very good account of mine, and i need to be right on the money. Truck came in, running rough, cyl misfire and o2 codes. Therefore replaced all o2 because of being lazy, and ...
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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G2WK52JX2
Hello folks, I have an 02 grand prix that has grasiously landed in my lap after kicking everyone elses ass in the shop..it is a crank no start, has no injector pulse and is lacking the pcm driver side of that equation. has no related codes, only one egr manufa...
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2003 Saturn L300 3.0L ABS controller VIN: 1G8JW54R13
OK- just bought from auction. ABS light on constantly- trans delayed going into gear-drivers seat inop [dont think related]. scanned/found: p0601-memory error, p0604-ram error, p0716-input sensor circut range, p0717-no/low turbine sensor signal, p0752-shift so...
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1982 American Motors Eagle Limited 4.2L starter VIN: 2CCCK3872C
Though this vehicle is still in our parking lot I need to close this help request. The customer is busily attempting to get the shop that previously installed the flexplate to replace it. Thank you all for your time and thought on this problem. This is what I ...
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1994 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L 1=2 shift VIN: 1GCDC14K0R
MOST ALL U DUDES WERE RIGHT,REPLACE MY REBUILDER N REPLACE TRANS W/KNOWN GOOD ONE[USED]N BAM ALL GEARS R THERE ALL THE TIME,NEVER GOT ANSWER BACK FROM REBUILDER N GOT STUCK W/REBUILD DOLLARS PRICE ON THAT TRANS.HOPIN MAYBE LATER HE WILL MAKE IT UP ON OTHER JOB...
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2006 Chevrolet Uplander LT 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDV33L36
to all that replied thanks.however this vehicle didn't get fixed.the customer is a drive time person and she didn't have the money nor the time to continue.however that being said i believe that the problem is in the fuel.excessive amount of ethanol will cause... Trouble codes: P0171.
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2006 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L wiper/washer VIN: 1FTYR10D26
Customer had to go outa town to where his work took him. He called and said that the symptoms went away. I suspect that the "Smart Junction Box" was the problem. I also forgot to mention that we had record rainfall the previous weekend and assume that this may...
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1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L charge lamp on VIN: SAJGX5246W
Thanks for all the replies it was the engine harness from alt to the cluster corrosion.
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2007 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.5L door locks VIN: JM3TB38YX7
I am closing this as "fixed" because it has not come back, but it was very random a I can not say I found the definate problem. Thanks for all the recomendations, they all tested/inspected good. I also tested pin tension at all four door latches, BCM and RKE...
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2001 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi 3.8L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1G2HZ54141
Bought 10 cluster lights on ebay for $5 and soldered 4 bulbs into the circuit board. They were regular bulbs and installed in any direction. Perfect match as far as same amount of brightness to stock bulbs. Got all the gauge needles back on after a couple of t...
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2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Parasitic Loads, Headlamps, Alarm, Cooling Fans VIN: YS3EF48Z61
Thanks to those Saab experts who saved me so much time. William and Don commented positively: I disconnected the Siren Module which has eliminated the random alarm activation. Don, I haven't had time to access the SID to recall the service alarm message whic...
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