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2007 BMW 530i 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: WBANE73597
hello bmw techs..working on the oil filter housing gasket and cooler gasket and noticed the system doesnt go into coolant bleed mode when stepping on the gas pedal koeo..tried quite a few times.. commanding waterpump on with scan tool works.. scanned heater cl...
1992 Chevrolet P30 6.2L Alternator VIN: 1GBKP32J6N
HEy guys, I'm scratching my head on this one. This food bus has a remanufactured alternator (replaced two times by FIrestone within the past two weeks) and two new batteries, but the alternator is NOT putting out voltage when istalled on the vehicle. I've pers...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 LS 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GNFK16R9X
This truck is new the owner and no history is known. It came in as no start with major grinding going on when trying to start. (stater/flywheel concern) We found 1 starter bolt broken ,flywheel was bent and had missing teeth. We installed flywheel,(flex plate ...
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L High side low 50 psi ? VIN: 3C8FY68B63
System get cold first, after few minute Dryer freeze ? Low side 38 psi, High side 50 psi. need some help what causing that ? Thanks.
2007 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 4.0L a/c system VIN: 2A8GM68X87
Vehicle came in with a/c compressor inop. Found very low pressures, recovered .18lbs R134a. Evac and recharge system, found leak at condenser. Replaced condenser, recharged system, high side pressure pegged gauge, high pressure relief popped. Replaced expansio...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Abs VIN: 1B4GP74L1Y
Hey guys have you ever run into a problem with a 2000 dodge grand caravan. My launch scanner cant communicate with the tcm, abs, bcm none of the modlues but the pcm when i scan it with the chrysler program. When i do generic obd it fails all communication. I c...
2000 Ford F650 7.2L charging VIN: 3FDNF65A6Y
Diesel Techs... Went to do a mobile service on a Ford F-650 Box Truck, Spent the whole day on it, and in the end? 12.4... Please Help Started out as a no start, Batteries dead, Jumped, let charge for 15 min. Fired right up! Tested Alternator. 11.7, when turnin...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBEA51D5L
Check engine lite on and mitchell and AllData do not seem to have the right procedure to access the codes. It has the 16 pin connector, not sure which pins to jump to flash the lite
2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L air bag VIN: 1N6AA07B04
Does anyone have any experience with a code B1019, belt tension sensor unit fail for passenger's seat? This Titan will set the code perhaps once a week or so. When it does the light remains on indefinitely regardless of whether the fault is immediate or not. ...

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2003 Acura CL 3.2L drivers window VIN: 19UYA42483
Well the sad part is I had signal from the switch where I thought I should have it and it still ended up being the switch. I am amazed it takes a module, switch and twelve wires to make a window go up and down now.
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WBADD6320W
Good morning guys. Well, thanks to all of you who replied my post, you all right about vacuum regulator, I replace it and it is fixed, no more smoking..but I still have a question that where is pressure coming from ? After I replace regulator I test again for...
2002 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L Transfer Case VIN: 3GYEK63N82
Thanks for all the input guys, it's really appreciated. It seems the general concensus is that the transfer case is toast due to the fact that there was almost NO fluid in it for who knows how long, AND that there very well may be a front differential issue a...
1997 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L fuel gauge VIN: 1GCCS19X4V
Replaced VCM due to bad driver circuit and gauge now works find
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L compressor VIN: 2G1WF52EX3
I want to thank's all the fellow members for the support, and yes it was the BCM module, what I found was signal at the bcm,a/c active,but the signal was notsend to the PCM,I checked the signal at BCM wasn't sending the signal out,thank you again
2005 Chevrolet Uplander LT 3.5L abs VIN: 1GNDX33L25
Thank you for the help. I graphed the output of all four speed sensors, found a glitch with the right front, and replaced it. Thanks again.
2007 Chevrolet Avalanche LTZ 5.3L starter VIN: 3GNFK12377
first let me apologize for the poor discription of the problem it was late Friday afternoon of a blistering hot day! coming in on sat morning with a clear head helped.started by disconnecting battery cables and holding together for a couple mins.reconnected ca...
2002 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDJG31R62
unfortunately I haven't pinpointed the cause of the misfire. I remove the left valve cover to check cam & rocker arm action- all checked ok. customer needed truck for work so he said he'll return when problem gets more severe. thank u to all who gave advice to... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random/multiple cylinder misfire), P1381 (Misfire detected- no ebcm/pcm serial data), P0305 (5 cylinder misfire).
1991 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L Right front brakes
I'm closing this one out. Another 20 miles and it's still good. Seems it was just the adjustment of the little pushrod between master cylinder and power brake booster. I forgot to mention that I had put a master cylinder in the car about a month ago. The car w...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L security system VIN: WVWAA23BXY
Thankyou to those that replied. At this time I believe that the alarm cannot be disabled. I talked to a VW tech and he said it could be changed in the comfort module by changing the coding but being unable to find the proper info to change I recommended he cal...
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