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2006 BMW 325Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABV13486
is anyone had this code? no infor on alldata! please help me out! Trouble codes: P2567
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2007 Cadillac SRX 4.6L Ignition VIN: 1GYEE63A17
This is a right hand drive car exported to uk. Customer lost a set of keys when drunk. We ordered new remote and key from dealer. Had the customer take his key to locksmith to cut the new key. He used the key in the ignition to make sure it was a good cut. Obv...
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1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Engine VIN: 1GNCS13W3W
This is a regular customer. I have maintained the vehicle since it was new. I looked over it visually and cannot find or see a vacuum leak. Lean codes always elude me. This vehicle has the 4.3L V-6 with the CFI (injectors inside the intake). I feel the injecto...
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Surge VIN: 387HF13Z7W
Truck bucks and surges at cruise speed,worst at about 50-55 tried "retiming" distributor,did it volt meter method, and also with rotor pointer tool.. can make problem worse or better by moving it, but symptom remains, the rotor tip has almost 3/16" movement at...
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2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck SLT 5.9L batteries VIN: 3D7MX39C57
Batteries drained flat in 24hr period no start condition, removed all aftermarket accessories dealer installed cluster, did not solve
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2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck SLT 4.7L 2-3 Shift VIN: 1D7RB1GPXA
we serviced the transmission on this 2010 ram.after customer drove down the street he came back with complaint of just revving after getting to around 30mph.and check engine light came on. we scanned and got codes po733-ratio error in third. p0933--hydraulic p...
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2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14535
Did timing chain job and now truck idles too slow when hot and stalls. Cleaned throttle body and maf. Torn down again to check timing...was o.k.. Trouble codes: P0022 (Bank 2 cam retarded)
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1988 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L Slave Cyl VIN: 2VCHB81S0J
We have this jeep that came in with the clutch destroyed and missing and loose bellhousing bolts. We replaced clutch disc, pressure plate and slave cylinder. every thing worked great until approx 4000 miles and slave cylinder was leaking at the o-rings and ste...
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2005 Jeep cherokee 3.7L instrument guages
Hi Guys, Thankyou for reading this post any help would be greatly appreciated.I do not work on many jeep cherokees so i don't have a lot of experience with these vehicles.Customer complaint all guages on instrument panel drop out.The vehicle does not miss or ...
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2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L ac system VIN: KNDUP13132
no cooling complaint.power to ac comp in op .cust opted for new comp verses repairing old one.installed new comp and reciever drier evac recharge.ran 15 minutes comp got noisey ang froze up replced with second comp.readings too low high 125 low5-10psi .let run...
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2006 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Surge VIN: 1YVFP84C96
This mazda came in with surge on light acceleration.It feels like a torn air intake boot.I checked and cleaned the mass air flow sensor,i tried a known good mass air flow sensor.I disconected the egr valve,i smoke tested the intake for vaccume leaks,they are k...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L No Start VIN: WDBRF52H76
customer state that vehucle has rough idle , mechanic changed the intake manifold, after that vehicle will excessively crank , so basically car is not starting at all,
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2006 Nissan Sentra S 1.8L gross leak VIN: 3N1CB51D46
Evapa emossions code. gross leak. Can any one help
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1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais 2.3L timing chain VIN: 1G3NL54D4M
can anyone tell me if i can convert the double roller chain and gears to the single row 2nd design. is it a direct fit? the only aftermarket complete kit that i have found has been the 2nd design. thanks in advance
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1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L 5th bow VIN: YS3DD75B9V
This soft top won't go down as the 5th bow jams on the tonneau hinges. I am using an ISAT scan tool to communicate (TechII doesn't have all the commands for this) and it works well but I can't reprogram the top because it jams every time. If the 5th bow is rai...
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1999 Buick Century Custom 3.1L valve train VIN: 2G4WS52M3X
the customer bought the car in this condition. vehicle ran good considering the amount of racket it was making. no misfires. so dropped the oil pan and found some oil sludge in the corners of the pan. the sludge was very gritty. so it was our determination tha...
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1998 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L no reverse,2nd,4th gears VIN: 1G1YY32G4W
Well everyone was right about the sun shell being stripped. I installed the beast and a new spline for it, I installed a Transgo shift kit in it also.(I think that was good advice) it contained several updates and fixes. I drove the car and the transmission ...
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L starter VIN: 1GNET16S82
Problem solved! Thanks to all who replied, after installing the replacement column, and a new Ign switch, the manual relearn procedure turned off the security light and starts every time! Thanks again GM guys!
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2005 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L stumble @ idle VIN: 1C3EL46X05
Thankyou all who took the time to reponded to my help request. The fix was cylinder # 1 spark plug wire. This one really fooled me because I never seen a spark plug wire failure that happen at idle only and would not brake down when driving under load. After m...
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2003 Dodge Durango Sport 4.7L Wipers VIN: 1D4HS38N83
Fixed this one by throwing a wiper motor at it. Hate to do it that way, but had to. Without any solid leads on theory and operation, my guess was that when you turn off the switch, the motor is supposed to park, and then transmit a signal to the module indicat...
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2004 GMC Yukon Denali XL 6.0L Can not fill gas VIN: 1GKFK66U34
Wow! I'll remember this one for awhile. Thanks for all the great responses. I thouroughly looked this vehicle over before I posted, so alot of the responses were already covered. Anyways I found a plastic/styrofoam sealing cap from a gasoline additive bottle w...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG 5.5L idraulic pump VIN: WDBPJ74J95
Hi everyone, as must of you said and I thought after reading a technical bulletin from Alldata the front accumulator was the problem. It was not, it may be the valve assembly, but from lack of tools we decided to sent it to a shop who had the sds to do rodeo ...
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Cylinder Head removal VIN: 1N4AL11D02
Sorry for the delay in closing this. The customer has been promising to locate a used engine every week since I finally convinced him it needed an engine. He's a buddy, but rather hard headed. I want to thank all of you that responded. I had to show the custo...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L ignition lock cylinder VIN: 3VWSF71K76
Thank you for all of the great replies. Everybody was on the right track. My fix was to spray some penetrating oil into the lock cylinder and let it soak. An hour later, I worked the key into the cylinder and I got lucky. I ordered a new VIN specific lock cy...
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