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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Stall VIN: WBAEV33483
Hello BMW Techs. My 2003 bmw sedan stalled last night on acceleration from a complete stop. Test driving after replacing crankcase ventilation valve. and spark plugs. I don't have a "check engine light" on dash neither do i have a engine miss. what could i be ...
1992 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GCGC24F5N
I have an intermitent no start which seems to happen mostly during a hot soak. Cranks but won't start. If it sits several minutes it starts. If, during the no start condition WD40 is sprayed into the intake it fires right up and stays running. Power is present...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L coil pack VIN: 2B3HD46R2Y
first thing i notest was the coil packs ground resistors connectors were burnt onto resistors and a low resistance on both resistors and no signal to all coil packs. customer calls saying he shut car off and now it wont start but will crank over. I hooked up ...
2008 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 6.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7KS28A98
This truck has an intermittent throttle problem. The vehicle loses all power and code P2121 is present. The throttle pedal assembly has been replaced. Th truck travelled a further 2000 klms without a problem. At this stage code P2121 was again present and loss... Trouble codes: P2121 (Tps)
2009 Dodge Journey SXT 3.5L Pads, rotors VIN: 3D4GG57VX9
The inboard and out board pads on the rear are at less than 2 mm thickness. The rotors are not warped and the brake pedal is normal travel. The front pads are at about 10 mm thickness. My question is why are the rear pads worn out before the front pads?
1990 GMC K1500 Sierra 5.7L front 4x4 differential
Okay problem is that the shaft that goes into the tube part of the front 4x4 differential (right hand, passenger side) keeps coming out too far(it comes loose from the retainer the latches onto the shaft. This retainer is located inside the gear that the fork ...
2004 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BL11D84
originally came in barely running, backfire, stallin etc. had dtc for cam sensor bank 2. replaced that sensor and started car and it set a code for bank 1 cam sensor. replaced that sensor and started and it now throws p00021. we have worked on a couple of thes... Trouble codes: P0021
2008 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L A/C, Secondary air & codes VIN: 4S3BL67608
Hello all. I got this Legacy from another shop. The car was hit in the right front. In KOEO the A/C clutch and fan cycle on and off until KOER then it works fine. Also codes P1152, P1153 & P0140 will show up when you turn the ignition off then back on, If you ...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWST71K26
Hi Everyone, I have a Jetta here that needs some experience I lack. It died while driving, then would crank and not start for 5 min, sat for a bit then started, drove a mile then died with crank, no start. Customer towed in and I retrieved u0100 lost communica... Trouble codes: U0100

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1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Abs Module VIN: 1G1JC524XX
sorry it took a long time to close this and thank you for all the advice. after reading the replays, I started digging a little more in to the modulator (GM p\n [...]). The mod. seemed like it it was fine, all...
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMZA51423
its not fix and not sure. Henry from Florida had a good test with a noid light and there was no noid light, replaced the coil and crank sensor and still no start, I wanted to update BUT there was no place to do that so going to close. thinking the PCM is bad,...
2002 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L Mechanical VIN: 3GKFK16Z32
Thanks again for all your help. With all the testing that we did, we found that the 4wd actuator motor was caked with mud and junk, it seems like the actuator was staying engaged. so it was staying in 4wd. Since the customer had no more money to fix the actu...
2005 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Cam plugs VIN: KNDJC73385
A huge thanks to John from Georgia. The oil return holes were plugged up. Pulled the valve covers off, cleaned them out, and no more problems. Chalk that one up to learning.
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L windows,locks,mirrors,console,wipers,brake lights VIN: WDBHA24G4X
Thank you all for the help you've provided and the time you've devoted to this issue.Upon further testing I've established that Mirek from NJ and Dave from California hit the nail right on the head, the problem affecting the Can was the driver's door DCM.John ...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, poor power VIN: 3N1CB51D51
After taking a step back , i started with a mechanical diagnosis, did compression test and they were all even at 125 BUT called for 165-185, plus there was excessive slack in the chain. I did a CLT test BUT with the cylinders at TDC when i applied shop air (re... Trouble codes: P0100 (MAF circuit A).
2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Engine VIN: 1N4AL11E12
Thanks to all who replied, the end result was replacing the engine, after inspecting the engine it was discovered the converter was never replaced causing the replacement engine to fail very quickly. It seems to me that if Nissan knows of this problem (and the...
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