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2006 BMW 530i 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: WBANE73526
After replaceing a radiator (due to a leak)and bleeding the system , I test drove the vehicle with a scanner to monitor coolant temps. The car seems to run on the hot side. It runs 206-236 mostly in the 2-teens. I know it is a computer controlled electric pump...
1990 Chevrolet R1500 Suburban Silverado 5.7L 1-2 shift VIN: 1GNER16K1L
hi,guys overhauled this 700r4 first heres the parts i installed -all new bearings and bushings,clutches and steels, seal kit -reamed valve body and pump for oversize throttle valve and PR valve. sonnax 77968 TV, sonnax 77917-06 PR valve -sonnax pinless Accumu...
1998 Ford Contour LX 2.5L Shift Linkage VIN: 1FALP66L2W
THis car came in stuck in 2nd. gear with the owner complaining of a "sloppy" shifter. We found the plastic clip that holds the shift cable to the top of the transmission missing. We ordered a new clip from Ford ($25.00 and a 1 week wait) and thought all was we...
2002 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L compressor VIN: 1FMZU62E72
I need some help from Ford Colleagues. I have a situation with this Explorer. This customer replaced few month ago the compressor. He brought the car to our shop few days ago because the air conditioner itís not working. (Hot air). We put the gauges and found ...
2007 Ford F-150 FX2 5.4L temp gauge
temp gauge will drop below cold...trouble code will come on ac will shut off...dash was replaced due to inop speedo...we replaced all temp sending units with factory units...problem is sporadic...every couple days
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L compressor VIN: JHMCD5556R
when the fan switch is turned on the a/c clutch engages doesnt even need the a/c button pressed looking for some help on where to go & test
2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Radio VIN: 4A3AA46G31
I just need the radio code. Serial Number: [...] If anyone needs more info, I can get it. If this is only dealer, I would like to know as well. Thank you for your time guys. The best!!!
2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L abs module VIN: JTEHF21A31
This vehicle is rarely driven and chassis and brake components are pretty rusty. There is abs activation when braking and the speed is below about 5 mph and also traction control on light acceleration at about the same speed. At higher speeds the vehicle drive...

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2004 Chevrolet Venture LT 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GNDX13E94
Thanks to all who replied to my request. I wanted to give more updates but IATN only lets one update be made, so I couldn't give active test results. Most suggested cleaning the throttle body and IAC passag and checking for vacuum leaks. I had removed the ex...
2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FDRE1423Y
Did not find any problems with EGR system as others suggest. As I stated in my request it was only on bank 1, EGR would effect both. So the help I recieved wasnt any help. Please read entire post. Believe to be in Injectors. Cleaned injectors via service port ...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW07L72
Don,t know if vehicle is fixed yet as problem is infrenquent.Cust has not called to advise of any more problems.We removed intake and resealed and replaced t/stat.
2007 Ford Freestyle Limited 3.0L Fluid VIN: 1FMDK06117
I was able to finish this vehicle thanks to your help. Rob and Don gave me the idea of using an infrared temperature gun to find the temperature of the trans. oil pan. I checked the fluid level when the oil pan was at 110 degrees Fahrenheit. Thanks for that...
2007 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FMFU15577
Thank you all for the feedback. This is what we did: We removed all the spark plugs and found zero compression on the driver side. With all the input from our community we decided not to peruse any further and advised the customer to replace the motor. ... Trouble codes: P0345, P1260 (Theft detected eng disabled).
2005 Jaguar XK8 4.2L tamperature VIN: SAJDA42C35
The fix for this car was to replece the cooling fan assembly. The actual fault was the controller; it had failed. There was no cooling fan activity under any of the conditions when there should have been. I tested all the inputs including while the A/C was on ...
1990 Mazda RX-7 Convertible 1.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1FC3524L
thank you for the replies. a speccial thanks to charlie at mazcare. he replied and talked me thro some checks and even sold me a good used ecm. the ecm in the vehicle was bad. we replaced the damaged one and got two codes out of it. one for an air temp se...
2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFP80C94
Re-timed engine and runs like a top now. Now has CEL on for over advanced. Trouble codes: P0340.
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Battery Protection Light, Instrument Cluster VIN: WDBUF70J93
Thanks for all the good info people. This vehicle was the last straw for us with our old Launch x431 scanner. We just upgraded to the Autologic system and we found that the vehicle was coded for a battery current sensor (not actually installed as this vehicl...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3VWDT71K66
Thank you for the help. The customer jumped ship on this car. I now own it. We pulled the camshaft out. It was whooped. # 3 exhaust lifter had the top blown off. I got a cam, bearings and lifters. Installed them with no improvement to the problem. I think I'm ... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 Missfire Detected).
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