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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGH83491
I started this journey with a miss at Idle,checked for codes and found a cly 3 miss code, changed the plugs and cleared the code and test drove the car. The take off was slow, revved up to [...] and started rolling, then parked the car. Next day I drove it ...
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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.4L harsh shifts VIN: 1G1JF52T71
houdy this vech came in with a p0717 inpuit speed sensor located in side the trans we checked the wires from the trans to the computer no opens and we checked the sensor found open replaced sensor with a bwd part took for test drive worked fine shifts properly...
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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Oil Pressure VIN: 3C4FY48B62
Hi All: I was called in to help another shop sort out a PT Cruiser that was DOA to their shop. The vehicle was apparently fine during the day to take the owner to work. When she went to leave work, it was a no start. It was towed to the shop. Cranking the eng...
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2000 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L rear heater VIN: 1FMNU43S7Y
Hello and thanks for your help. I have this Excursion which recently stopped producing hot air from the rear heater. Air movement is OK and A/C works. I can't get hot water to flow throught the rear system. Customer had a front heater core not too long ago. I ...
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1998 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L ATF fluid VIN: JHLRD1861W
This vehicle needs a ATF fluid change but I recently discovered that Honda makes three separate AFT fluids. In the past I have used ATF-Z1(08200-9001), but I noticed Honda also offers ATF-Z1 (08200-9001A) and ATF DW-1 (08200-9008). Do any of the Honda techs kn...
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2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Driveability VIN: SAJEA51C74
Recently, the car has begun intermittent randon misfire events and has set the following codes: P0182, P0203, P0303, P1316, P1313 & P1582. The customer reports that she can drive the car for as much as 1 hr or more before the engine will misfire. Also, recentl...
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2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1J4GL58K22
Vehicle has poor to no idle (it will die) searched codes and found only the p0202. Repaired some bare wires at the injector tested with noid light all ok. Put everything back and started the vehicle still poor idle but code did not reset. Idle very rich raw ... Trouble codes: P0202
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2006 Jeep Commander (Truck) Limited 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 1J8HG58276
This jeep has a major oil leak from one of the MDS solenoids. The service manual says remove electrical connector, remove hold down clamp, remove solenoid. sounds simple right. Well it wont come out of the hole, now I know I can get it out one way or another b...
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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...
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1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Timing VIN: YS3EF48Z8X
Ok all Saabies out there please I need your help and thanks in advance. The owner of this saab tried to do the timing belt him self, so he towed it to me with the t belt off, so I've noticed that the right side cam sprokets where cyl. 2,4,6,are have 2 timing m...
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Mechanical VIN: JF1GD29682
please help subaru gods my son went leave last night and has no reverse all foward gears good hear noise in reverse i know trans has to come but what may be trouble should fix or repace with used trans? thanks for the help
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2003 Subaru Baja 2.5L mil on VIN: 4S4BT61C03
Hi Members: I am trying to get this vehicle through state inspection. MIL on, code P0032, upstream O2 heater circuit current high. Customer said another shop replaced O2 with aftermarket part. I ordered and installed a Subaru sensor. Problem persists. Connecti...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Hesitation, No throttle response VIN: WVWMA63B2X
This is a very weird and intermittent problem.. When the veh is experiencing the problem, you could be driving for 30 miles down the freeway or 5 miles in town. It happens about every 150 miles when you come to a stop, the idle will drop to 550 rpm's. When you...
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2007 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LTZ 5.3L key fob and door locks VIN: 1GNFK16387
Thank you for all the replies to my request. I will get 2 new key fobs and have the BCM reflashed if the customer ever comes back. They took the vehicle that Saturday evening and haven't heard from them since.
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2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTPX14546
I was hoping someone else had this very problem but dont we all? This will be a step by step process. From the replies it could be low oil pressure,cam phasers.cam gears and tensioners,ect. We will start by installing a mechanical oil pressure gauge then go fr...
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2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L intake manifold VIN: JHMCG5554Y
The Honda technicians were divided on this question but a consensus emerged that it was better to disconnect the intake manifold from the head and leave it attached to the engine. I will try using 1/4" sockets to reach the bolts. Thanks for the advice.
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1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L Tcc VIN: JNKCA21A7X
Thanks for the help guys! I checked the alternator for over charging and it was normal. But in the process of checking for the correct shift pressures, I noticed that the tcc would dump every time I engaged the cruise, or I used the left turn signal while tcc...
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2009 Mini Cooper 1.6L brake light VIN: WMWMF33529
The OBC button on the end of the left stalk is how you reset by pushing and holding the button until you get to info/reset area. Once you see all of the individual icons two of which will be the front brake symbol and then the rear brake symbol you hold down ...
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