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2001 BMW 330i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAV53471
This customer wants me to fix his BMW with a poor idle concern. The customer complaint is the following: He said the car runs Ok cold. However, after driving at highway speeds for about twenty minutes and then coming to a stop, the engine idles poorly and ofte...
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2005 Chevrolet Classic (Car) 2.2L No Start
Howdy everyone. This is my personal vehicle that has me baffled. It is a 2005 Chevy Classic (not Malibu) that will not start. The Theft System light is not flashing (tried the 10-15 minute wait to start and nothing) and while cranking the Theft System light go...
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2008 Chevrolet Aveo LS 1.6L Cylinder 1 Misfire VIN: KL1TD566X8
Working on my own vehicle, has a cylinder 1 misfire and no other codes. Plugs and wires were original and 15k miles overdue for replacement. Replaced plugs and wires with OE. MIL started flashing again... happens every morning around the same area on my drive ...
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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.9L No Start
hey everyone had a customer bring in a 2500 dodge van with a 5.9 wanted cap rotor wires and plugs replaced. so we did the job and now the car wont start like timing is off. but tech says he did the wires one at a time. it looks like the firing order is 1843657...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Passenger front window VIN: 1FMZU73E32
Not working in the down position.
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTPX14504
hi all. i have a f150 transmission question. when you are driving the truck it sound like a rock tumbler under the truck . if you are coasting the noise goes away untill you apply power. no codes are stored and transmission fluid is full. it will not make the ...
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1996 GMC K2500 Suburban 7.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 3GKGK26J6T
EXTREMELY CONSISTENT When engine is COLD. Start engine. Idle or drive for about 6 minutes (just enough time for the engine to get to normal operating temperature) the engine will die. Coolent Temp: 183 F. * There is no spark, confirmed by timing light. * The...
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1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Idle VIN: JHMCB7658N
I need help I am working on this car and can't figure it out what is going on It runs great when driving but when you are in D4,3,2,1 and at a stop light or sign it Idles rough I need help please thanks Aric
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2002 Hyundai Accent GS 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG35G92
has any body got any repair info for these codes am at a loss to keep mil light off Trouble codes: P1401, P1402, P1403
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2010 Mazda 3 S 2.5L engine VIN: JM1BL1H60A
Hello need help identifing a engine on said car.The engine was changed has not run sense need to now what is the main difference between a vin 5 2.5 and a vin 6 2.5. I know a vin 5 is fed and vin 6 is cal,is there any difference in camshafts or crank pulley? L...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.8 2.8L no fire no fuel VIN: WDBEA28E4P
this car was brought to my shop because it had died while they was driving it. it has no fire at coils and no fuel. me nor anyone around here has anyway to scan it and the nearset dealership is 75 miles away. if anyone has anykind of info on this car it would ...
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2002 Volvo S60 AWD 2.4L all wheel drive VIN: YV1RH58D42
Calling all Volvo techs. Any help would be much appreciated. The problem im having is that the rear diff stays locked all the time making turning very hard and eventually causing driveline damage. The vehicle came in originaly with a loude noise from under the...
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2002 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G4HP54K32
Vehicle went back to dealer, finally tripped a code, had to reprogram brain for antitheft. Working fine ever since. Thanks for all the valid info, was a learning experience for sure.
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L No Start VIN: 1GMDT13S72
tHANK YOU FOR THE HELP! Since I did not know how to accurately test the throttlebody, I decided to recheck the inputs, and it turns out the cts was dropping down to -5F when it would not start. Lucky for me I did not put a throttlebody in it!! The cts is in ... Trouble codes: N0NE.
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21P03
sorry about the wait but i can't believe this truck is running!after changing the hpop and number 5 injector this thing is back on the road!!!thanks everybody!!! Trouble codes: P006A, P0401, P0403, P2290, P2291, P2617.
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1995 Geo Metro 1.3L lifters
Two of the lifters never did quiet down. The customer decided to drive it that way and has not let me know if anything has changed. We tried Marvel mystery oil. We also checked oil pressure again. Then we watched the rocker arms with the valve cover off oil w...
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 4S2CM58W0X
Sorry it took so long to close this, customer was waiting for there tax return to buy the cats. further testing reviled that both of the substrates inside the cats where dust. the inlet temp was about 410 degrees, while outlet was about 380. last test i tried ...
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4HR48N85
i hated to do it .i unhooked the battery . light went off. i dont like to unhook battery if i dont have to. thanx
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1996 Lincoln Town Car Anniversary 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM82W3T
I decided to wait a week to see if car returned with same code - it did not, so i am going to call this one fixed. I never could pin down the reason for bank 1 running leaner than bank 2, but the final fuel trim did not go over 16% for bank 1 so it did not res... Trouble codes: P0171.
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