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2002 BMW 325xi 2.5L oil filter housing VIN: WBAEP33422
Same old story, we don't do many beemers so I'm looking for advice before I get started here. This one came in with oil getting on the exhaust. Upon cleaning and dye testing it appears the oil is coming from the oil filter housing. I haven't found any posts bu...
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2003 BMW 745i 4.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAG263483
read above. Trouble codes: 27BC
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1999 Chevrolet K1500 LS 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GNFK16R7X
Thank you in advance to any help received. I just finished installing a jasper reman. Engine into this suburban i bought knowing the engine knocked. The engine started and ran before. When trying to start the engine now, i have spark, fuel, but no inj. Pulse. ...
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2000 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Shift solenoid B VIN: UNKN0WNV1Y
I am not a transmision tech, sooooo I need the help of you guys. I am looking at a car for the wife. fella claims the trans was rebuilt about 14,000 mi. ago. This dude did not sound like the sharpest knife in the drawer, so this is a little sketchy. Says he ha...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19V13
hi all, thank you for looking at this and any help you give me. this is one of our fleets trucks and has been maintained very well. it came in about 2 weeks ago with a miss on number 7. in fact all of the newer chevys that we have were in with this problem all... Trouble codes: P0300
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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT LT 4.2L drive axle VIN: 1GNET16S54
I had this trailblazer come in for service and noticed that the drivers front axle seal was leaking. Iam attempting to replace the seal but I am unable to get the front axle to pop out of the diff. dose anyone have any ideas on how get this out. I have tried p...
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2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13S15
This vehicle came in with MIL on, DTCs P0106, P0014, and P0017. But it also had a nasty engine knock and looked like the oil had been severely neglected so we replaced the engine with a shiny new Jasper engine. Started up and ran great for about 15 mins, now w... Trouble codes: P0017 (Ckp/exhaust cmp correlation)
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2006 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L Sdm VIN: 2G1WB58N16
I was hoping you could possibly shed some much needed light on this situation. In a nut shell, this car is a 2006 chevy impala 3.5l vin# [...] It was in a front crash and the driver air bag went off. Body shop replaced drivers air bag,clock spri...
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L blower motor VIN: 2D4GP24RX5
how do you get to the front lower screw on the motor cover. does the actuator door in the cover fall apart when cover removed. i have 3 screws out of 4 and one on top removed but the front lower over the wheel well that holds the motor cover on is to where i c...
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2000 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L lack of accel VIN: 2FAFP71W5Y
Came from Trans shop because complaint was when floored power drops off and doesn't want to shift to 2nd until it hits over 5,000 rpm(Very unnerving attempting) and even then I'm backing off to let it shift. Fuel trim numbers are under 10% on both banks combin...
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1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1HGCG5641X
Cust brought in for intermittant stalling. She says it always starts back up. Was towed to our shop as last time it just kept stalling over & over. We have for 4 days & only stalled 1 time. We had no spark & fuel & more importantly lost communication with the ...
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1997 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Sputters VIN: 1J4FY29P6V
This problem has occurred for probably 100k miles. Intermittently but very frequently the vehicle sputters/hesitates shortly after a cold soak startup. This occurs for less than one minute at a time which makes diagnosis difficult. When the incident occurs you...
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2006 Kia Rio5 SX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADE16326
I have had this 2006 kia rio5, in and out for the last month. it keeps coming back with a p0068. i have replaced the tps and the maf for abnormal scope patterns, now the patterns look good but the code keeps coming back anywhere from a couple of days to a coup... Trouble codes: P0068
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L shifting VIN: SALME11413
This car came in with the trans going into limp home after warming up.Their was a code for output shaft speed sensor failure.We cleared the code and test drove with autologic scanner installed in normal around town driving on a 65 degree day the trans temp wou...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB57E44
Hello everyone. This Mercedes came to us with a check engine light illuminated. Extracted code P0446. This code would set intermitanly. Sometimes on start-up and other times after 15 to 20 miles. Inspected evap system, replaced a charcoal canister line (rubbed... Trouble codes: P0446 (Evap system vent control circuit)
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1999 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Fuel Tank VIN: EXC4447659
Vehicle is very hard to put gas in. Keeps clicking off when you try to out fuel in. Please be specific if posssible. He already changed the vent valve. The vin posted was not correct, i dont have the vin handy here at home. Anyone have any idea on whats going ...
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Timing Chain VIN: 1N4AL11D92
Hello; to all of nissan tech. This car came in on the hook, no start due to faulty head gasket. Talked to customer and find out almost a year ago another shop changed the head gasket and used 205 degree performance thermostat , customer claim car never run goo...
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2005 Pontiac Montana SV6 3.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GMDV23L45
Customer complains of engine stalling on highway and/or at slow speeds. She drove it in , we scanned the PCM, it had no codes. Left sit overnight, fired up cold this morning. Ran it outside at an idle, after 15 minutes i noticed it was not running. I hooked up... Trouble codes: P0601 (PCM memory error), P0606, U0107 (lost communication with throttle actuator)
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2007 Saturn Outlook XR 3.6L Transmission VIN: 5GZER337X7
Hello all. I need help with this Outlook. I don't build the transmission or diagnose them at the shop I work at. Our trans builder replaced something in the rear cover b/c it broke and was causing noise, i think it was called a wave plate. I installed the tran...
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1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L No Start VIN: 2T1BA01E6T
1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L battery been disconnected. Vehicle won't crank nor start. Silent in ignition crank mode. No codes, check engine light on prior. Checked fuses. Ok. Is there fusible link? I took out starter, jumped it live, didn't spin. Replaced it. Ins...
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2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1NXBR12E11
Got this car, drove it in cold and started working on it. Noticed p0171 but customer wasn't interested in looking into it. Replaced valve cover gasket and air filter as requested, then cleaned engine bay. After that, drove and noticed it falls flat on it's fac... Trouble codes: P0171
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2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBDT48176
Truck came in with ses light on with code 138 and 156 stored. Checked heater circut for power and shorts, on road test the down stream sensors read .01 at start up then go to .80 after a couple of blocks and stay there until deacclerating when they go to .25 v... Trouble codes: P0138 (O/2 sensor circiut high voltage b1/s2), P0156 (0/2 sensor ciricut b2/s2)
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 3VWSS29M61
vw specialists, customer installed aftermarket stereo and now as usual car does not start, customer removed stereo and everything aftermarket and still no start or shall I say starts and stalls just like an immobilizer issue. my scan tools do not communicate g...
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1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L all drivetra VIN: 2GCEC19K2K
I would like to thank everyone for all the very good info..I also would like to say sorry for the error in the post.. it is an automatic transmission and IATN website would not allow me to edit this fact..I had no way to clarify it..I know it is hard to convey...
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1997 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC19R7V
Thank you all for taking time to respond, I appreciate it greatly. The problem was with the regulator which I suspected from the beginning. I wish I had a better understanding of why I couldn't achieve the higher dead head pressure since it was NOT bleeding of... Trouble codes: P0171 (p0174-), P0174.
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2007 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GCFG15X37
hello all. sorry for waiting so long to reply. so, picking up where i left off, after checking injectors and putting all back together, i decided to run a motor-vac injector cleaning on it. blocked off fuel rail and supplied my own fuel/cleaning solution, and ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0304.
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2002 Chrysler Sebring Limited 2.7L timing chain VIN: 1C3EL65R32
Thanks to all you replied. Well I got it back in time and I got so lucky no bent valves. I went ahead and replaced waterpump and timing chain and tensioner after seeing how much problem the chain can give in this engine. That has to be the toughest engine to t...
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2008 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L Smell VIN: 1FMCU92Z58
This Escape Is not fixed. After 3 weeks of staying after work I have finally given up. I ended up trying a fuel rail pressure sensor as a last resort and that did nothing. I was hoping it was leaking on the vacuum side only occasionally but that was not the ca...
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1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Mechanical VIN: 1HGEJ8245W
Found the problem, #2 rod bent. Customer stopped by the shop to check if we had found the problem with her car. I told her we would have to do some exploratory disassembly to pin point the noise. I also quizzed her a little further, just trying to get her t...
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2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L 2-3 shift VIN: 1HGES26772
I was hoping someone could give me some insight on the snapshot that I loaded up. IF any smart tranny guys are out there you can post a comment on my pressure waveform in the library. I need some help analyzing it.
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2002 Honda Accord Value Package 2.3L No Start VIN: 1HGCF86622
Well this is a mystery car indeed. What has bothered me through all of this is the 2 low compressions on cylinders 2 &3. 1 & 2 are low also. Had the car towed to my house so I could properly inspect it. Almost all the replies thought that I had jumped cam timi...
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2003 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 5LMEU88H03
thanks to all who replyed after replacing plugs and coils on cyls 1 &4 idle was better but still a little rough cleaned fuel injectors idle is smoth customer is happy thanks again
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2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1MD28Y52
Once we had the entire exhaust down, we saw 4 melted cats, 2 melted O2 sensors. He did fix the car, and problem solved. Now the engine smokes and uses oil. Or just couldn't tell before.This motor is very unhappy and not long for this world. I bought the lates... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT2 3.8L Starting VIN: 2G2WS52244
Well not 100% sure this is fixed, but we closed this one out friday night. It never acted up for us in over 200 tries. We did put an ignition switch in it, being the most popular by everybody, Thanks so much for all the help. Merry Christmas!
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2005 Pontiac Montana SV6 3.5L Stall VIN: 1GMDV23L45
We serviced the throttle body and did an injection flush. No more start/stall. It never did quit while driving. Customer took it and will advise.
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2007 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Special Edition 2.5L throw out bearing VIN: 4S3BL61637
THANX FOR YOUR RESPONSE, GUYS. WITH THE INSIGHT THAT THIS WAS NOT ONE OF THOSE CHRONIC PROBLEMS (THE BEST I CAN FIGURE) I DECIDED THAT THIS WAS A CHICKEN AND EGG SITUATION. I AM NOW OF THE OPINION THAT THE BEARING GOT ROUGH FROM AGE/LACK OF LUBRICATION, HENCE ...
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2006 Volkswagen Touareg 3.2L coolant contamination VIN: WVGZG77L16
well thanks to all that replied, it wasnt long after i made the intial post that i decided to blow air into the coolant passages of the oil cooler. it holds a decent amount of coolant, so after getting it all out, letting the vehicle run for a bit with it bypa...
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