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1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USCH7328V
Hi Techs, This is the first time I"m going to replace camshaft sensor on one of this.Do I have to remove the top plenum to acces the connector?Thanks for any tip and suggestion. Ric Trouble codes: P0340
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2004 BMW 530i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, VIN: WBANA73584
This vehicle belong to a very good customer of ours. He purchased the vehicle 7 months ago and ever since it has had an "intermittent extended crank". It is very random. doesn't matter if it's hot or cold. it's been 3 months now just can't get a hang of it.
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2008 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L Parking Brake VIN: 1GCGG25CX8
Customer came in with a complaint with the parking brake not working. Found a broken cable at the rear and after the rear cables were replaced, when attaching front cable to rear it wouldnt fit. Realised that the parking brake pedal has an automatic adjuster i...
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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck ST 5.7L no power VIN: 3D7KU28D84
this truck came in with no power , no throttle responce, and no codes, and the lighting light flashing, I replaceed the throttle body about nine months ago ,now I replace it and only lasted two days. has anyone seen this problem , thanks for any help.
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1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Alternator VIN: 1FMDU34X8R
New battery old one was cooked by over charge. Replaced alternator with numerous NEW NAPA Alternators all tested good off vehicle. When hooked up on vehicle output is between 15 and 17.4 volts never higher than 17.4v. I have inspected all wires to and from alt...
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2007 Infiniti G35 X 3.5L Throttle Body VIN: JNKBV61F47
To all the tech out there really need help on this g35x. A customer walked in our shop and wanted to get his throttle body service we told the customer that after the service the tbs have to do a relearn. So, we took the job thinking this is going to be an eas...
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1993 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L Stall
Customer brought vehicle in Thursday for stalling issue over 3000 rpm. Put computer into diagnostic mode and code 8 came up with no other codes. Can duplicate issue every time in park as well as driving. Are these air flow sensors prone to failure? Should I be... Trouble codes: 8 (air flow sensor)
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SL (Car) 3.0L Hesitation VIN: WDBFA61E2P
This car came in with a hesitation when accelerating from a stop. During test drive the problem never happened. When it cool down, the car hesitates when taking off from a stop, once its driven 4 to 5 blocks the problem is gone. Its is consistent when cooled d...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L Cuts out VIN: WDD2193722
intermitant difficult starting takes 10-12 cranks on starter other times 3-4 cranks apears worst if it has been left.
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG 5.5L Unknown VIN: WDB2304742
hello all i have a sl55amg when first started up you get a strong smell of (cats piss) comeing out of the heater vents this lasts for a minute or two then will be ok for the rest of the day.we have reset the stepper motors and injected a disinfectant spray int...
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2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L starting VIN: 1N4DL01D41
Hi Guys, I have a 2001 Nissan Altima that has sat for 2 months while the owner was away. They disconnected the battery and when they came back, they charged the battery but their key would no longer work. It does crank, the security light was on solid while at...
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2005 Suzuki Verona LX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KL5VJ56L55
Hello all, and please help me this suzuki is kicking my !#&%** this was an auction car, and i have been battling this code for a lean post catalyst fuel on bank 1. The maf readings with the original maf sensor were 3.6g/s @idle and 12-14g/s @2500.tried another... Trouble codes: P2096 (Post catalyst fuel trim system lean bank 1)
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2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L Ac VIN: 5TDZA22C75
Hello out there, This is my brothers Sienna and have been advising him with information gleaned from the archives. First I had him replace the compressor clutch relay and it did not help the problem. I ride in the van with him occasionally and it seems that af...
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2000 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L dash pad VIN: 1G6KF5793Y
thanks to all who took the time to reply. we followed the advice given here to put the dash pad in the sun to soften the leather and using clamps and paint sticks we were able to glue the pad down flat.it came out fine for a 12 year old used car.
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2005 Chevrolet Aveo LS 1.6L engine VIN: KL1TD52635
Thanks for all your in put , yes their is a flow problem but no reason why the radiator is cold and the upper radiator is hot.. The Thermostat was the fix... The small hose on the left of radiator above the lower hose I disconnected to see if coolant would b...
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1995 Dodge Dakota 3.9L 3-4 shift VIN: 1B7GG23X6S
I would like to thank those that replied, I did change the ECT, and thermostat, with no results, customer decided to live with the problem. Thanks again, Dennis [...] Jensen Repair
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1993 GMC C1500 Sierra SLE 4.3L Temperature Door VIN: 2GTEC19Z2P
wow, we got a lot of info in this one, thanks.to every body, all of them were correct, we replaced the recirc. door actuator and it took care of the problem, it was hard to reach the screw at the top of the actuator, but it is all done! thanks. again, to all i...
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2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Fuel system VIN: 5FNRL38765
Thanks for all the great and quick responses. Those that mentioned finding stress cracks in the top of the fuel pump were correct, because that is what I found and a new pump is what fixed the van. Also, due to the pump being sunk down in a well in the tank al...
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1999 Isuzu N NPR 5.7L Cooling Systems VIN: 4KLC4B1R7X
Hi guys finaly this vehicle is done I say that with confidence Most of you suggested a radiator on the first post I replaced it and still had the same issue, I ended up replacing the radiator again with an Isuzu radiator made all the difference I think the b...
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2008 Lincoln MKX 3.5L Ignition coils VIN: 2LMDU68C28
Just would like to say thank God for IATN. All of you were correct, the TSB was right on target. i replaced all plugs, coils new PCM and programmed it. the vehicle is running great. thanks again.
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2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Transmission VIN: 1YVFP84C04
Thanks to Eddie, he was right, alternator we installed was bad out of the box, installed a new denso alternator and car is running and charging like it's suppose to. Thanks for the replies.
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L 2-3shift limp mode VIN: 4JGAB54E2X
hi,everybody,the next logical step was the inspection of the wiring harness.Ralph,pinpoint me, where to look exactly.The wiring harness from the connector of the transmission to the floor entry in the passenger side was melted together (4 wires)by the heat of ...
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1992 Mitsubishi Expo LRV 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JA3CV20D4N
Thanks to all for your feedback! After looking more closely into the issue the camshaft and crankshaft sensors were both within the distributor assembly; replaced the distributor assembly with a new one (two year warranty on item - including cap and rotor) the...
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2004 Pontiac Montana 3.4L valve train VIN: 1GMDX13E94
thanks for all thr replies i installed helicoil and eng is fixed car runs like new again also the intake on this car was never taken off
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2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Mechanical VIN: 1NXBR32E23
Intake camshaft was off 1 tooth and the valves were tap dancing with the pistons when the vvt engaged. Thank for the response
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