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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Cuts out VIN: WBAHD6328S
This is my car . Loane it to my uncle he put regular gas after that the trac tion lamp ( asc) is on all the time and car only i can go 8 mpg no code found whe you put in park try to hit the gas pedal all the way to the floor rpm only can get 1100 rpm . Any one...
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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L Ebcm VIN: 2GCEK13318
Hi all, Got this one displaying code C0710 Steering sensor circuit. I have performed all tests per the Mitchell guide. All point to the EBCM needing replacement. My question is how common is this the case? I don't want to replace the module and then find that ...
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2000 Chrysler 300M 3.5L charging VIN: 2C3HE66G9Y
Vehicle came in as no start,Charged battery and did avr test, alternator not charging. Customer mentioned blows o2 fuse, checked 02,broken wire,replaced o2 sensor. Vehicle will run for a few minutes and battery light comes on and at the same time blows fuse. H...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Hesitation VIN: 1FTNF21L21
Hello i am so frustrated with this ford any help would be great. Its a 01 f250 5.4 stumbles on acceleration has no egr i have replaced coils, plugs, fuel filter, throttle position sensor, cleaned maf and tried running unpluged no change, checked cat its not pl...
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2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited 4.6L Tcm VIN: 1FMEU53807
Have codes U0101(lost com with TCM) U1900 (can bus fault) P1867(transfercase contact plate failure) they were cleared and repeat on cold start before vehicle moves right when it is started. Seems like a programming fault.Has anyone repaired this and what did y...
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2003 GMC Yukon Denali XL 6.0L Oil Pressure VIN: 1GKFK66U63
Have a custome that has been having a problem with their oil pressure lately, instrument cluster hasnt been working for months and finally had enough money to repair it. None of the guages worked. Customer doesnt know what the oil pressure was before it went o...
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2008 GMC Sierra 3500 HD WT 6.6L Cruise control VIN: 1GTHK39698
This system tested and worked fine for a couple of trips then the customer caught his foot in the wire harness and ripped them out (sparks).The brake is now rewired and there is always slight voltage to the trailer brakes. We now have p0573 Tcc brake signal sh...
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1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FY19S8V
The ignition coil for 1 and 6 will crack open after the vehicle runs for 10 minutes. Trouble codes: P0351 (ignition primary 1 circuit)
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2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L Cvt
Hi all, We have a MINI 2002 with CVT transmission... transmission was noisy and customer requested a brand new unit. The old trans. shifted fine but was noisy. After fitting the new unit, we reset adaptations for CVT with Autologic. When driving the car, the e...
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1997 Oldsmobile Achieva S 2.4L No Start VIN: 1G3NL52T5V
Scanned vehicle noted no rpm signal on scanner checked wiring from ckp to icm no problems checked all powers and grounds to both pcm and icm nothing found replaced ckp no rpm signal attempted passlock relearn but no success security light stayed on mo flash et...
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2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WR1213Y
car flashes serv eng soon lite, miss fire counter always shows miss 1,4 cyl,do not feel missfire. counter shows missfire 1,4 at idle,still dont feel missfire Trouble codes: P0300
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2004 Toyota RAV4 2.4L MIL Lamp on
I have smoked the complete evap system and the gas tank, filler neck and canister individualy. The system holds pressure. When the vahicle preforms a self evap test it doesn't hold vacuum for 5 minutes. I have replaced the canister and fuel cap. Trouble codes: P0442, P0456
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Elect.Windows,Door Locks VIN: WVWMA63B2X
Hello to the iatn nation. I have a head scratcher that's driving me crazy. I have a 1998 VW Passat that came into the shop two weeks ago, with a no crank condition and a trunk lock that was running continuously with the small red light at the interior lock but...
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1988 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Leaks VIN: 1B7FN64X3J
Thanks for getting back to me so fast fellers. The rack boots were indeed wet with fluid on the inside. There was no evidence of leakage on the outside of the boots so I didn't look any further. Anyway, I installed a seal kit and it's sitting here idling now, ...
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1999 Dodge Ram 3500 Van 5.9L Alternator VIN: 2B7LB31Z5X
I WOULD FIRST LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE FOR THERE HELP. SO STARTING OFF WITH CHRISTOPHER [...] DID CHECK THE BATTERY TEMP SENSOR WHICH I KNEW NOTHING ABOUT FOUND THAT THE TEMP READING WAS 76 DEGREES WHICH WAS CORRECT FOR THAT DAY. SO I STILL HAD NO CHARGING. EVERYONE...
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2004 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTYR44U94
Well guys thanks for all your help. Here is what we found. The crank bolt was broken, it took us three hours to tap it out. Do to that broken bolt the harmonic balancer was not tight and it developed side to side play wearing the key way and the end of the cr...
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2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7L No Start VIN: 2HGES16603
Ryan and Paul nailed this! I had unplugged the Crank sensor and it started and ran,we removed the cover and the timing belt is loose and has jumpped a tooth.Strange though I would have never tried this, didnt think it would run. Thanks again guys. Trouble codes: N0.
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2002 Jaguar XKR 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA42B62
After smoking the intake several times I found a small vacuum leak below the throttle body. Most of the misfire codes came back as pending but it set readiness and we inspected. Trouble codes: P0400, P0300 (Random misfire).
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2006 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L engine VIN: 1G2ZH55816
customer picked up car and have not heard back so guessing its fixed. There was a loosee connection in the underhood power center. customer had done some work there installing his new stereo Thanks to all that offered help
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2006 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8L cel VIN: 2G2WP55206
thanks to all of you who replied, i took off the air check valve found it was rusted shut, replaced it..did a two cycle run to make sure everything was good and found the egr went bad so i replaced that and all is good.
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L alarm VIN: 3VWRF31K26
thanks to all the help and taking your time to all the techs who replied. after of painful hours or tracings wires from door to doors looking for possible power to ground or ground to power to all he wires between the all 4 doors mostly found a fatigue wires b...
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