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2008 BMW X5 3.0si 3.0L Misfire VIN: 5UXFE43508
car has misfire on cyl 4, switched coil, misfire goes with coil, got new coil from world pack, does not look like old coil pack where it goes on plug, tried coil, still has misfire, bought one from bmw, was told it has been up dated, can no longer get old coil... Trouble codes: P0304
1994 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Unknown VIN: 2GCEK19K9R
Thanks in advance for your expertise! This is my personal 1994 Chevy K1500. I have been chasing this driveline vibration for over 1 year now. Vibration can be felt in dashboard and steering wheel (like a gravel compactor-not a shimmy). I do not feel it in seat...
1994 Chevrolet G20 Sportvan 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBEG25Z1R
Hello i,m a first time poster so please bear with me.i,m working on this Van at home for a friend.It came to me with very high idle and dumping alot of gas found tps to be bad still have very poor idle and have no power to dlc Checked and rechecked all powers ...
2005 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L none VIN: 1GNCS18X65
Hello, The air bag light comes on and stays on and I can't communicate with it. The fuel gauge will fluxuate bet. Empty and 1/4 and ABS light will flash on and off randomly. This all started at the same time a few days ago. when I brought it in, on restart it ... Trouble codes: U1016, U1041, P1626 (theft det. sig. not received in PCM), U1064 (loss comm. with BCM/DIM/SBM in PCM)
2004 Chrysler Crossfire 3.2L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1C3AN69L24
This car came in to the shop with multiple engine codes it had been in the body shop. The car was purchased from a auction and it was hit pretty hard in the front, but the Cust. has been driving the car for a few months, with no problem. Now when u put it in g...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B7HB11Y71
Has injector pulse and fuel pressure. no spark. this vehicle does not have a security system. No coil driver signal from computer. Computer has all powers and grounds ok at ecu. Added redundant grounds to engine and to body. Have read all the other posts on th...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 3.9L cruise control VIN: 2B6HB11X32
So this Dodge Ram Van 1500 has brought me to a hault which me a few other are not able to determine the problem. this vehicle originally came in with p1899 code for P/N switch. Found sensor bad replaced. code returned on first test drive returned and replaced ...
1985 Isuzu Pickup 1.9L Cooling Systems
This engine keeps pushing coolant into the external reservoir. We replaced the radiator, the radiator cap and the thermostat but the symptoms do not change. It passes a block test from a cold through a hot engine. Any ideas out there?
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBUF56J96
hey guys, this goes to all m/benz gurus our there. got this E350 that had code:- P2A03:- bank 2 sensor 1 oxygen sensor. replaced sensor with a bosch oem part from worldpac and the code came back. is there something that am overlooking. please guys need the hel... Trouble codes: P2A03
2007 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF33507
The CEL is on and the below 4 codes are stored. Power is somewhat flat in 1&2 gears.Codes were cleared but returned on the subsequent road test. The misfire codes occur about 5 minutes before the camshaft codes. We have removed the valve cover to check camshaf... Trouble codes: 277B, 277F, 288D, 2845 (VANOS exhaust acruator movement)
2008 Mini Cooper S 1.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF73598
This Car was towed in to the shop not running with only two codes P0342 Camshaft position sensor A circuit low input B1 and P15E8 no dtc definition for this code.Cust.said that the car just lost power while driving and would not start back. Also we checked flu... Trouble codes: P0342 (Camshaft Position Sensor A Circuit low input B1), P15E8
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L thermostat VIN: 3N1CB51D54
Hi all. Thanks in advance. The vehicle overheated for the customer. When recieved vehicle it had a code for engine temp overheat but was not overheating. Checked radiator and radiator was warm across entire surface. Installed aftermarket thermostat. Thermostat...
2006 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L No spark VIN: 1N4BA41E26
This car came in, needing a water pump. We pulled the old pump, & replaced it with a new one. When we started the car, it run good, but had some timing chain noise, which was not there before we replaced the water pump. We figured we must have damaged the te...
2002 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH80622
customer said was driving at speed when vehicle stopped and the diff overtemp light came on
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L valve train VIN: 3VWSA29M5Y
Vehicle came in running great except for oil loss condition.I found that the replacement head came with-out a cam seal installed.This engine only lost 1 quart of oil per week with NO cam seal.The rebuilder says they are all shipped without the seal and are tag...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2006 BMW 530i 3.0L Battery VIN: WBANE73536
Sorry about the delay on this one. We replaced the battery as it was the original and in our present high-tech auto industry there are times when we just have to replace something due to age and to avoid a potential comeback. The piece that I believe was fail...
2008 BMW X5 3.0si 3.0L no idle VIN: 5UXFE43508
thanks for all the info, checked wiring to throttle body all was good, moved throttle body by hand found binding caused by carbon, cleand throttle body car will idle, thanks again Trouble codes: P1017, P1639, P1417, P1632.
2006 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Abs VIN: 1G6DP57786
Thanks for the help, i did send module to BBA but no luck i bought used unit and all is well i calibrated brake pedal position and thats all, Nello
1999 Chevrolet K1500 LS 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GNFK16R7X
Thank you to all that replied, especially those that said to re-check my work. I replaced the cam sensor and now have injector pulse, but still would not start. Now the engine backfires through the intake and lo and behold when I re-set the engine to TDC the...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 LS 5.7L oil pan VIN: 1GNFK16R6X
hello everyone. this one is fixed for now, fingers crossed. put all factory parts (oil pan, gasket, and timing cover). bolted all back up, with just silicone in the corners of the timing cover/block area, and let sit over night to dry. put multiple miles on it...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD LS 6.0L 3-3 shift VIN: 1GCGK13U92
Hi thanks for the help, customer took the truck to his friend that rebuilds trans and he had it for a few days and trans worked good nothing has been done to it and it has been two weeks and customer is happy, i have to do other work in the new year ...
1997 Geo Metro LSi 1.3L No Start VIN: 2C1MR529XV
When the car came back we went throught it more thouroly.found the front crank seal leaking and the crank sensor and plug was saturated in oil.this could have been the problem.the lady had just bought the car not that long ago and did not have history on the c...
2004 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.8L Misfire VIN: 2GTEK19V74
After exhausting all methods of correctly diagnosing this, we were certain it was engine mechanical. So based upon another shops experience, we removed the valve cover (for the 5th time!) and rigged up the coils so the engine could be started. We then loosen... Trouble codes: P0300.
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L No Heat VIN: 2HKRL1860Y
Thanks for all the great replies. I posted in the update that the control valve works fine and the heater core is clear. We disconnected both heater hoses at the engine and there is almost no water pressure while the engine is running. We contacted the custome...
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L service light VIN: WDBUF56J96
thank you guys for those who replied. had the key in position 1, pressed page in button to display temp, pressed odometer button 3 times to get voltage reading, pressed down arrow on left side then the minus button till COMFIRMATION is highlightened. pressed t...
1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3DF78NXT
Well the Saab has left the building. After tracing more and more from the emails I received to no avail. We installed a ignition switch, no change. Took the anti-theft module out and bypassed it, no change. A used pcm as we were told by dealers that there is n...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWSH63B52
I did drop the exhaust on Bank one, and tried a few other repairs. I was unable to move any further since the customer declined repair. Thanks for everyones help. Trouble codes: P0300 (Random/Multi Misfire), P0301 (Cyl 1 misfire), P0302 (Cyl 2 misfire), P0303 (Cyl 3 misfire), P1423 (Secondary air injection Bank 1 incorrect flow), P1411 (Secondary air injection Bank 2 incorrect flow).
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