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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAV33461
I do not have a beamer scanner, read the knowledge base for the code it came in with and gave it a try, on the freeway, even after replacing the thermo code comes back after a few miles. sublet to reflash no change. radiator new, cap new, thermo assembly new.]... Trouble codes: P0128 (coolant thermo below reg temp)
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 Z71 5.3L torsion bar mount or bushing
the rear of the torsion bar there is a crossmember and the bushings that hold this in place are bad does anybody know of a way to replace them without welding on a new mount that is the only way we have found them is to cut the old mount off the frame and weld...
1992 GMC C6000 Topkick C6H042 6.0L battery dead VIN: 1GDJ6H1P8N
need the wiring diagram for the interior / exterior light fuse circuit off the fuse box. i have an intermitent 200 - 300 ma short in this circuit that kills the battery after 4 days. thanks
1997 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.0L ABS module, master cyl VIN: 1G15C10M1V
i have this 97 gmc 1500 "rears drum" that came to me with a bad front pulsation and a split second pull to the left while braking then strait so im thinking blockage/binding caliper, upon inspection i find new flex lines/ new pads,"customer just bought truck" ...
1992 Honda Civic Si 1.6L fuel pump, check engine light VIN: 2HGEH338XN
This car has only been in the state of Ohio for about 6 months before it started to have the issue. It seems to be related to rain/moisture, as that is the only time it occurs. On a rainy day I go to the car turn it on, KOEO, CEL comes on but fuel pump never a...
2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L Radio VIN: 5FNYF28197
I need the radio code my serial # is 1112 5196. Thanks
2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI 3.2L engine VIN: WDBUF26J15
Customer reported had low voltage message functions disabled on dash (first cold day)went away after driving,did repeat a few time after.Approx 2 weeks later after driving for a while customer was not able to start(no crank)towed to shop.Had low volt and srs m...
2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L airflow from vents, floor, defroster VIN: 5N1BV28U54
i am in dire straits and need your help. i have an 04 nissan quest that has low air output from defrost, vents and floor positions.we got this vehicle from the auction so i dont have any history on it and alldata and our limited scan tool are no help at all. t...
2001 Saturn SC2 1.9L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G8ZY12741
Hoping I overlooked something! I pulled in this saturn, it starts hard and runs poor until it gets into closed loop. It smells like raw fuel until it gets into closed loop. I looked at all of the data, I did not see anything out of the normal so I inspected th...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L alternator VIN: WVWMA63B4X
Vehicle came in not charging, another tech diagnosed bad alternator based on testing with VAT 40, Tech put on 2 Bosch Alternators neither would charge. Vehicle was passed to me. I went thru pinpoint testing the charge circuits, even providing a case griound to...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFA53562
this was a weird one, after viewing all the replies and advising customer, installed a crank case vent valve without removing intake manifold with updated insulated hoses and valve. removed the pipe atop the intake that equally dispenses crankcase pressure and... Trouble codes: 241 (Cylinder 4 misfire), 120 (Accelerator and brake pedals implausible values).
1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52L7R
So I can kick myself in the butt, after I replaced the crank sensor I got the ignition control module to glitch while wiggling the connector, well my service writer got me an aftermarket module. finally I replaced the module with one from AC DELCO and finally ... Trouble codes: P0341.
1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L fuel pressure VIN: 1GNCS13WXR
thank you to all who replied. I didnt realize the wealth of knowledge out there! The problem is in the intake. The fuel pressure regulator seems to be leaking fuel which accounts for the pressure loss.
2000 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 1C3EJ56H1Y
Ya, you were all correct. Thanks for all replies & input
2004 Chrysler Crossfire 3.2L Ignition Switch VIN: 1C3AN69L44
The car is fixed and gone. I replaced both the lock cylinder/tumbler assy and the steering lock assy (the housing into which the lock cyl/tumbler is fitted). The steering lock housing assy arrived already fitted with a new ignition switch (the electrical...
2008 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Touring 3.8L oil VIN: 2A8HR54P48
We ran another flush with Run-Rite, filled with Pennzoil 10w30 and added 1 bottle Lubegard oil treatment. Customer called 2 weeks later and reported no loss of engine oil. So we will be using 10w30 and oil treatment in these problem childs. I suspect ring stic...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.9L rear axle VIN: 1B7HC16XXX
Thank you for all your help! I had a helper rock the bed back and fourth as I layed under the truck. Everything was solid. Then I drove around the block to duplicate the symptoms, well I need to clean my ears so I can see better, the whole bed was sliding back...
2008 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L battery VIN: 2FAHP71V18
the fix is the lcm. i want to actually fix the one i have instead of just replacing it. several internet sellers are doing that. when i find the exact problem i will post it. thanks. mark
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1GTEK14T02
Thanks to Richard from Michigan, for the fast reply. We changed the ignition switch and after timing out the modules, no more draw! I want to thank everone that replied, I appreciate you taking your valuable time to help. Hope I can help you in the future] Th...
2004 GMC Sierra 2500 SLE 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GTHC24U54
Replaced MAF sensor and fuel trims are staying within 4 % . Fuel went from -12 on one test drive to +15 another test drive which made me think problem with MAF. Trouble codes: P0101 (MAF performance), P0172 (Bank 1 rich), P0175 (Bank 2 rich).
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L starting system
Hi guy's I got really good answers, und some of them where not so good!! while rechecking my work I found that the ckp sensor harness right next to the little bracket had a bare spot on it.I didn't saw that bare spot when I replaced the timing belt, it loo...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBAB33A1E
Hi guys, thanks for the numerous replies. It has taken awhile to sort through everything because it has not been a priority but I finally straightened it out. I think I confused the question when I said i was getting my reading from the return side of the filt...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L 1st gear only VIN: WDBJF65H5X
I believe i resolved this issue. John [...] gave me a hint. sure enough the shifter assembly had a lot of sticky stuff and not making a solid contact in switching gear from p,r,n,d and so on. Also it was warped so i ended up replacing the shifter assembly. ...
1995 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L ignition VIN: JT2ST07N7S
I want to thank everyone for thier help . The problem was the distribuor . It was burnt up Thanks again for the insight .
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start, Hard to start VIN: 3VWSR69M04
Check for voltage at the crank sensor connector. Brown and white wires should have 2.5v and the black should be ground with key on or off. If the black wire has 2.5v, you need to ground it. Simple fix (easier said than diagnosed!!) for a hard starting 04 BEW T... Trouble codes: P0321 (Engine Speed Sensor G28 Implausible Signal).
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