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2003 BMW 760Li 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGN83493
I have a 7 series bmw that is a great running car. It keeps coming up with a p0430 code. I have watched the post cat waveforms and the cats seem to be operating normally. The front o2s seem to be fluctuating normally as well but my scanner posts the mA of the ... Trouble codes: P0430
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Engine VIN: 1GNDS13S02
Owner states that while driving a odor of fuel can be smelt, in the interior from the AC vents Ocassionally. And that after driving,when parked in a Garage the strong odor of fuel is smelled. After vehicle sets for a short time.No engine codes have been set. W...
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1997 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L no spark or injector pulsse VIN: 2B3HD56F4V
Hello, this car has an intermittent problem - no start - only after sitting a while, usually overnight - cranks o k. Fuel pressure good; when problem happens there is no injector pulse ( but 12 volts to the injectors ), or ignition ( spark ). Car has been tow...
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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTEF14H1M
OK everyone, my first help request. This problem got handed to me today and it has eaten my lunch! The truck had a constant mis, they checked compression and found low compression on three cylinders, so the engine was replaced with a reman 5.8. The A.I.R. pump...
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2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Engine VIN: 1FTRX17L7Y
Strong engine missfire, ck engine light on running and disconnecting individual coils no engine response pulled a couple of plugs lot of fresh oil valve covers cannot be the issue in my opinion, has platnium plugs!!! when pulled plugs that wernt responding hoo...
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2004 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L Leak VIN: KMHWF35H84
Customer had shop in Nebraska install a new pump seal. Pressure checked pump and converter. No leaks after a 4 mile test drive so the customer got back on I-80 and got 100 miles and it leaked again. Rather than turning around the customer proceeded on a found ...
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L radiator VIN: 1J4GX58N01
Car runs hot at low speeds or stops electric fan is screaming to try cool engine temp runs 3/4 to hot at stops pick idle up and temp drops and fans ggo to normal. No slippage on drive belt,has anyone had problems with water pump impeller slipping
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2000 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L engine VIN: 1G2JB5249Y
Also checked PCM connectors for corrosion an checked PCM grounds all good. Engine cranks well but wont fire. Has good spark, good fuel pressure, injector pulse, exhaust not restricted, air intake good, compression good. This thing should fire right up. Cant be...
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2007 Cadillac Escalade ESV 6.2L instument clustetr
sorry for the delay in closing this-only just received the part and installed.A new cluster fixed this caddie as most of you told me it would.thanks for all of your responses.
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1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNCS13W4X
Ennis from California nailed it. I found 2 broken wires in the blue connector to the ECM. Wires off broke right at the terminals - Pins #31 & #32. Pin #31 goes to the crank sensor. Not sure where 32 goes but I repaired them both and it fired right up. Thanks ...
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L MIL Lamp on, Won't accelerate
Thank you all for the advice. After double checking harnesses and doing wiggle tests to no avail, replaced the pcm and the vehicle starts and runs fine now with no mil light on. Trouble codes: P1271 (Excessive Difference between pedal position sensors), P1275 (Accelerator Pedal position sensor circuit 1).
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1997 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Stall VIN: 1B7GG23X3V
Truck belongs to a dealer and he is going to take it to auction instead of dumping more money in it. Too bad, I'd love to figure this one out
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1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Starting VIN: 2FTRX17W8X
Thank you very much for all the replies,I have replaced the solenoid from the dealer and tripled checked my connections but still doing the same thing.I read one fix on fix archived saying something about the alternator feeding power to the starting system(not...
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Low Power VIN: 1FTNW21F52
Ok, so im the one that always gets the wierd ones. This truck had a reman hpop installed on it who knows when. I did some further failure analysis and found only one broken spring inside the hpop. All of the pistons and surfaces were in great shape. The one sp... Trouble codes: P1211, P1249.
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWF37P64
Thank you for all of the replies. The truck is running fine at this time. It has been over a thousand miles since clearing the codes and none have returned. I will clean the egr cooler as suggested. The truck has had the reprogramming updates and does not ... Trouble codes: P0401, P0470, P0480, P0611.
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2006 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0L Misfire VIN: 3FAHP08106
Sorry for the delay in closing. I did a compression check and found all cylinders almost the same. Checked coil's and all were good. Swapped spark plug with #6 cyl and the miss fire followed. Replaced the spark plug and no more code. Even Motorcraft had a b... Trouble codes: P0305 (CYL 5 Missfire).
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHX1244W
Thanks for all the replies. Replies included checking crank senor, Pins at PCM, security system, melted fuse box, bad PCM and the Rotary switch on transmission. The issue was the rotary switch not telling pcm that car was in park. This was fixed by makeing ...
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2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L Vibration in gear VIN: KNDJA7233Y
This KIA I believe is just a normal thing. The dampner is ok , not slipping, the engine mounts were all factory from KIA and still look good after a third check.The timing belt is right on the mark after checking for a second time after we re-installed it. My ...
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2003 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L Engine VIN: JM3LW28AX3
THE PROCEEDURE IS NOT ACCURATE HAD TO GO TO OLD SCHOOL ALIGNMENT MARK SET UP, ALSO REPLACED RELUCTOR RING TO TAKE CARE OF SIGNAL DEGRADATION. NOW VAN WORKS GREAT
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1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Air Bag VIN: WDBHA23E9V
Ok guys thanks a lot for the help as I was confused on the replies as some said there was a clip holding the airbag in. There was two holes on the back side of the wheel where a specialty T30 fits. We didn't have or want to buy the tool, so we ended up using...
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1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L Unknown
thank you for all of the replies received. when we removed the accumulator all kinds of nasty stuff poured out. the spongy pedal persisted until we took some of your advice and hit the dirt roads. making the abs work hard loosened up all kinds of nasty stuff i...
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2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Trionic ECU VIN: YS3DF78K13
This one is fixed and gone. When I posted my update, I had a running car and I didn't know why it had come back to life. To return everything to Square One, I reinstalled the customer's original crank sensor and - the engine wouldn't start. I put my tester ba...
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1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JT3VN39W0R
changed timing belt, now it starts but still flooding, changed temp sensor fuel rail,fuel pressure sensor, fuel filter install ngk plugs , blew threw return line, fuel pressure 2lbs too high still working on problem
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPF71K45
AFTER PEFORMING RUNNING COMPRESSION TEST FOUND CAM TIMING WAS OUT AND TIMING CHAINS WERE STRECHED. VEHICLE IS BEING REPAIRED AT THIS TIME. THANK YOU TO ALL THAT REPLIDED LOOKIG FORWARD TO WORKING WITH ALL OF U AGAIN. Trouble codes: P0300, P2279.
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2008 Volkswagen Passat lux 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWEK73C78
Howdy Folks, The car is fixed! The fuel pump continue to drop pressure causing the car to stall out. I did a "tap" test on the fuel pump control unit and sure enough the pump started to loss pressure. Lou for Jersey hammered this on the head! Thanks buddy... Trouble codes: 12355 (P3043 Fuel Pump Mechanical Malfunction), 00135 (P0087 Fuel Rail System Low Pressure).
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