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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L engine VIN: WBADE6329V
Looking for help on what it takes to replace seperator. Was not able to remove from engine. Does lower timeing cover need to be removed and/or any tips and info
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L coolant pipe to heater VIN: WBAAM533XY
Hello Guys, this is the story I pressure tested before releasing and checked ok. Customer came back because of a coolant light. Pressure tested again today and checked ok. Let sit for and hour then started pouring from the area where the 2 pipes conect to the...
1999 Buick Regal LS 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G4WB52K1X
Please see related repair history
2007 Cadillac CTS 2.8L Power Steering VIN: 1G6DM57T57
A customer came in complaing his car's power steering is not right and felt like turning a Mack truck with manual steering. Of course it wasnt that bad but was tight. No noise in the system or leaks we scaned the car but was free of codes. We tried a PS servic...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Unknown VIN: 238HB46R8Y
I just got done replacing the engine, seems to run fine when first started and cool. When it warms up it seems to be missing and not running on all cylinders. I reset the computer and i have no indication lights coming on at all. Changed all the plugs and basi...
2004 Dodge Neon SRT-4 2.4L Stall VIN: 1B3ES66S84
This is an update on the SRT4.I have feed coming out on the yellow wire from ignition switch be nothing at the clutch switch at this point.What or who is in between???Thanks for your time-Keith.
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L Misfire VIN: 3FEXF46FXY
Truck came into shop for engine miss and no power. Scan KOEO and KOER no codes. Injector buzz test all pass. Check under valve cover harness both sides and also valve cover gasket.Ohm while connected and result is .002 Remove and replace #1 and #8 injector. Tr... Trouble codes: P0263, P0284
2006 Honda S2000 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMAP21476
Hello, we have this used s2000 it keep popping up the #2 misfire as you can see we did all the basic. At first we did the valve adjustment,ran the induction system cleaner through the intake then we replace the spark plugs,swapping the injectors and coils stil... Trouble codes: P0302
2001 Hyundai Accent L 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCF35G01
Ok guys once more need help. I have this little one driving me crazy with this code po121. I can clear it and ten min later comes back. With connector plugged or unplugged b/g wire has 4.8v center green has good ground, gray return plug at idle 0.87 full open ... Trouble codes: P0121
2006 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L no MIL lamp VIN: KNAFE121X6
The car runs good, the only noticable event on the test drive was thatt the heat disapeared while at a light. There are no lights on or noticable symptoms, but while I scan the car it has 9 current codes, with no MIL illuminated. I checked the obvious, the lig... Trouble codes: P2237 (L. O2S Pump circut open), P0030 (O2 Heater circut B1S1), P0455 (Evap Large leak), P0171 (Bank 1 Lean), P0170 (Fuel trim error Bank 1), P2097 (Post fuel trim too rich bank 1)
1994 Lexus GS300 3.0L dome fuse VIN: JT8JS47E8R
Hi Techs 10 amp dome light fuse under the hood battery goes dead in about 3 days. I realize fuse powers all the light inside car...ignition key cylinder switch, right step light, left step light, right rear door courtesy light,front courtesy light...all the li...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF55F2V
Here's a Part Load mixture adaptation teaser, come on Steve, Robert, Don and Gus! Car purchased used about a year ago, went across country to college with no trouble. Check engine MIL came on and another shop replaced MAF. It sounded like they were guessing. ... Trouble codes: P0133, PP013, P0140
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GTS 3.0L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AE75H83
Rellaced timingbelt and now the idle surges up and down with check eng. Light on. Was fine before. It has alot of power and acellerates perfectly. It has a slight ping in 2nd and 3rd gear. When I unplug the maf it will idle at a solid 1250 without surging. I u... Trouble codes: P0335 (p0340-), P0340
2004 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L No Start, cyl #1 spark only VIN: 4A3AB36F44
every thing done under repair history. any help will be appreciated. found same symtums in archives, spark on #1 cyl only, but did not list a fix. thanks in advance
2004 Porsche Cayenne Turbo 4.5L heater hose VIN: WP1AC29P64
vehicle was towed in with a coolant leak,pressure checked at 15 lbs and a heater hose blew off behind the intake and above the bellhousing. the issue is what is the best way to access this hose?should I remove the intake or lower the trans?any thoughts anybod...
1994 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L blower motor
I have done some previous repairs on this truck over the last few months on unrelated systems, coolant leaks, power steering pump, general service. Apparently this has changed ownership but within the family and the new owner wants to fix it up and keep it. Fo...
2002 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E42
I have this corolla that is eating my sleep. all these years i have worked on toyotas and lexus and this is the one that got me. I could not figure out now what to do. I have measured the fuel pressure that was about 37psi at idle. next morning before starting... Trouble codes: P0171, P0300, P0302
2000 Volvo V40 1.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VW2559Y
Hello everyone I hope this one isn't too painful but here it goes... I have a 2000 Volvo V40 with a misfire that happens intermitently after a cold soak. Can't douplicate concern in work bay or on road test to confirm misfire. Performed EEC test and retrieved ...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2003 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUUT28N63
Thanks to everyone that helped problem traced to headlight range control unit shorting out VSS signal from cluster. Joseph was correct great thanks to him. He was just wrong on witch control module identification the one mounted vertically is the central contr... Trouble codes: P0501 (vehicle speed sensor A range performance).
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Cuts out VIN: WBAGH83491
First of all, I really want to express my thanks and appreciation to all that responded. As for the 740iL: the CKP sensor output voltage was too low; it was 5.0 VAC peak-to-peak but it should be (based on the oem replacement that I installed) at least 10 VAC p...
1988 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Instrument Panel VIN: 2GCFK24K2J
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Mechanical VIN: 233HB46R8Y
I did Trany relearn and seemed to do the trick. Also put new drive axle on the car.
2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall
I do not understand i have closed this Request the very day I finished the truck. It was about a day maybe 2 after i posted this ?? Trouble codes: P0012.
2004 GMC Sierra 3500 SLE 6.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GTJK33164
Well, thanks everyone. The vehicle did smoke worse after long idle times. At highway speeds or immediate idle after stops, it is not yet bad enough where the customer wants to replace injectors. He also tells me the vehicle does not use any oil. Thanks to your...
1994 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: 2HGEJ1224R
A used ecu fixed it. I have had many 92-95 civic no starts because of ecu, it's always the 92-95 civics from my experience, but usually it's the ecu not talking to the ignitor, this is the first one i've seen that looses it's ability to ground the main relay. ...
1992 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L speedometer
thanks to all for the info. customer called and said the speedometer started to work. i suspect a bad wire or connection somewhere. we will see how long it will stay working for. again thanks to all for the help.
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.0L No Start VIN: 1ZWFT6030Y
After a week of non stop phone calls The Couger is up and running.We were able to get a fuel control module out of a ford contour,I had to drive 80 miles to get it but it works.I learned that the 6 cyl couger does not use this system only the 4 cyl in 00-02 bu...
2005 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AN08W45
Sorry about the lack of info on this one, was helping a fellow tech.I told him to re-do the work he did and have not heard back from him so I assume it's fixed.Thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: P0011.
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