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2001 BMW 330i 3.0L Airbag VIN: WBAAV53461
we are asking help from the bmw techs.our regular customers e46 came in for service with airbag light on.We used our snap on scanner to check for codes & found code (F0 internal ecu failure).We have not seen this code on any bmw.has any one seen this code or a...
2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L Misfire VIN: 1B3E546CXY
I have this Neon that I replaced the valve cover gasket, thermostat, and flushed the cooling system. After the service I started the vehicle and there is a misfire present. I narrowed the misfire to cylinder #2. At the injector pigtail there is B on one side f... Trouble codes: P0202, P0302
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.8L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTJE34H0T
Ok, this Van is giving me fits. I have read about problems with the PSOM. The van came to me running very poor, jump buck, spark knock etc., After replacing the Pick up, ICM, and the Coil the van runs so much better, BUT I still have a Jerk or Cut out at highw... Trouble codes: 212 (during wiggle test)
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on
getting codes for bank 1 sensor 1 and bank 2 sensor 1 heater circuit malfunction. customer already replaced both front oxygen sensors. I will check the vehicle this coming week and would like to know if maybe this is a common failure on this vehicles and you g...
1995 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.6L smog VIN: 4S2CG58EXS
this vehicle came in from another shop for failed NOX during the smog test. the EGR vale is not opening. the PCM will not command on the EGR solenoids to open the EGR valve. I can ground the solenoids seperatly and they both work. the ERG valve and the passage...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 4S2CM58W0X
Back again yall. i have this 1999 isuzu rodeo 3.2 that is royally kicking my butt..failed California emissions and im attempting repairs. at 2500 all emissions are near zero. after holding 2500 rpm for 3-5 minutes it crawls down to about 15 for hc. co is 0 o2 ...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Interior VIN: 1J4GW58N01
This vehicle has an intermittent issue with the blower motor on and off. It has an auto temp control. The resistor was replaced once and it seemed fine. Then it started up again. Replace it again with the blower and it was fine. Then is started acting up again...
2009 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1N4AL24E09
Thank you for taking the time to read this and help out in advance. The problem we have is that the vehicle keeps seeting a p0303. I have moved the coils, plugs, and the injector to different cylinders. The misfire stays with cylinder 3. I have scoped the igin... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire)

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2005 Audi A4 2.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUAF68E25
Thank you guys for your help yes this is fixed after getting Derek s reply I called the dealer and told me that: car has warranty for low pressure sensor that was replaced and problem still present knowing that pressure should be 6 bars coming from electric p... Trouble codes: P0089.
2006 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L Cuts out VIN: 2A4GM68436
thanks to you guys this one is fixed,it end up being a broken front engine mount jumping up when ging to reverse and grounding out the wire horness causing the car to die when going in reverse.it had a broken bolt in thr block that holds the front mount.replac...
1994 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTHX26G9R
had to get CARB EO label so i could run vechile in pre test mode.once tested in pretest mode vehicle passed ca. emissions test.may have given some bad info. the readings at idle were actually at 15 mph.
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW145X5
I had bank two timing off by one tooth. When I first put it together I couldn't find the copper colored links. I thought I found them but must of been off. After further inspection I found the copper links and marked them better. This truck only had 47,000 ... Trouble codes: P0345 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction Bank 2).
1997 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.0L ABS module, master cyl VIN: 1G15C10M1V
first thanks for all the help, Well, after confirming the problem being at the ABS hydraulic unit,i put away the scanner and did multiple wheel lock ups and re bleed (5 sets)and a gallon of dot 3 and problems gone, at least for now. Never found any air so i ma...
2005 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L Torque converter VIN: 2GTEK13T75
Thanks to all that replied. Most replies indicate valve body bore wear. Sonnax makes a kit to repair valve body. We added Lubeguard Shudder Fixx. The shudder has gone away for the most part. The Dexron VI is not an issue. We will be removing valve body to send...
2011 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4L Rear seat VIN: 1HGCP2F87B
I should have closed this earlier. The seat came out by perfect after releasing the 2 locks in the front and 1 bolt in the rear and the ring was found. Thanks to everyone that helped.
2005 Jeep Liberty Sport 2.8L low power VIN: 1J4GL485X5
After feeling out the customer we decided to let it ride for now. As stated the likely causes are egr/cooler , t-body , boost leak, wastegate. The information provided proved useful in accurately informing the customer to prevent a sour situation. Trouble codes: P0401, P0101, P0564, P0299.
2006 Kia Rio5 SX 1.6L engine VIN: KNADE16306
Lower down the frame with the engine and the transaxle. It's not difficult job. And without removing the front and the rear roll control mountings which hold the transaxle, replaced the engine. Thanks for Pros' helps again!
1985 Nissan 720 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: JN6ND06S9F
2003 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Stall VIN: JN1DA31A33
I clean the throttle and after that the throttle plate was still sticking. I replace it, and fix the problem. Thanks everybody for the help.
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L No Start VIN: JN1CFAN16Z
Thank you for all the reply's! George is on the money;- there is no way to get the QG18 started with a QG16 ECU,since the signals are way out. I tried inverting the CAM signal with a transistor to get the correct pattern,but if the signals are not in sinc -no ...
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