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2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABN53432
Cust states cold start concern was no there befor we worked on car.We are not sure. We replaced Intake cam sensor and crank sensor and also spark plugs( they where fouled)After car sits and cools down it is very difficult to start,usually three-five cranks bef... Trouble codes: P0344
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2004 BMW 545i 4.4L Unknown VIN: WBANB33554
Hi techs, Just finished resealing oil leaks on this V8 engine and unfortunately did not label one of the wires that I disconnected. Now while putting everything back together I am unable to identify where the wire connects to. It is the wire that comes out of ...
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1996 Chevrolet Impala SS 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1G1BL52P9T
Changed oil and scanned. Found miss fires on bank 2,#1 very many.Looked around rt side found pvc and hose in poor shape and leaking, replaced and miss fire on bank 2 went down, but not enough. When I raise idle miss fire goes away.Fuel trim is at 17 and when I... Trouble codes: P1416 (Air injection bank 2), P0300 (Miss fire)
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1997 Chevrolet P30 5.7L Wheel Bearings VIN: 1GBHP32R4V
I can't be the first person to have this problem but have been unsuccessful in finding any kind of help with upgraded parts or a way to convert to a better system. My problem is I have a customer with two of the p30 stepvans that regularly have an issue with t...
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2006 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Z71 5.3L gauges VIN: 1GNEC16Z46
Customer brought in vehicle said gauge was going down while driving.scanned with no codes in memory.We tested the charging system and with all accessories on,a/c,high fan,high beams and after a few minutes charging slowly decreased from 14.2 to 12.6..The batte...
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2007 Dodge Sprinter 3500 3.0L Heater Core VIN: WDYPF44547
Customer has no heat from the front main heater on this Freightliner/Sprinter 2500 series. It feels as if the A/C is on. We’ve disconnected the A/C compressor clutch. Vehicle is equipped with a total of five heaters, the front main heater core (problem area), ...
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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Pressure plate VIN: 1FMDU34X1T
Hi, guys. this Ford Explorer came to us for inop clutch, the trans was particialy removed. Complete the removal and discovered the rivets on disc was ready to touch the flywheel, pressure plate seems ok, the input shaft bearing worn a little, but the T/O beari...
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2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Was called in to diagnose ETC codes, P2104, 2100, 2107. The client shop had already replaced ThrottleBody assembly, and the PCM for the issue as stated below. TPS values are normal, and sweep when throttle plate moved manually. TPS 1 is at 4.1V closed, and TPS... Trouble codes: 2100 (ETC Motor Circuit Open), 2107 (ETC Motor Processor)
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2006 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L low idle VIN: 1FAFP56U06
Vehicle cam in with split in egr tube, replace egr tube and dpfe sensor. Fixed exhaust leak but still had rough idle and missfires on 2 and 3, found bosch plugs and low fire at coil, replaced with motorcraft plugs and aftermarket coil, did not really gain on f...
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2006 GMC Savana 3500 6.6L steering VIN: 1GTHG35296
The day after this truck was worked on it started having an issue with extremely stiff steering which seems to be worse after sitting overnight. After the truck is driven for a while it seems to loosen up, and several times in the last month the customer says ...
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2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L engine VIN: KMHWF25S94
Balance shaft belt broke, and please read entire post. Belt got caught up between CAS and tone ring, both toast. Main belt was damaged, but did NOT jump. I did note that on removal of main belt, the exhaust side balance shaft spun away from it's mark, so not l...
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1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1MELM50U7V
This Sable came in running fine with a check engine light. Scanned for codes and found code p0343 (Camshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit High Input). I brought up a waveform and the square wave showed intermittent, but definite glitches. Installed new synchroni...
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1995 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L Whole Electrical System VIN: 4T1GK13E7S
Car has been sitting for three years owner put new battery in and hooked it up wrong and tried to start it now have no electrical power any where checked fuses none blown under hood checked 40 and 30 amp fuses none blowen is there a fusable link in line some w...
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1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L crank timing belt pulley VIN: JT3GP10V9W
putting a front seal in this one. the timing belt crank gear will not come off. tried prying but may damage crank sensor teeth. is their a special tool for removing this as their is no room behind for one. most vehicles i have done they slide off. tried with b...
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Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6L No Start VIN: 1G6DM57734
sorry it took so long to get back. i did the VTD relear with the KOEO 4 10 minute cycles befor the car actually started, the theft light would just stay on and never go off untill the 4 time, car has been down the road for a little while now, and all seem w...
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1986 Chevrolet C10 Scottsdale 5.0L 1-2 3-4 shift VIN: 1GCDC14H5G
Wow! Thanks for all the helpful responses. Unfortunately the customer took truck to upholstery shop and has been there ever since. He's beginning to get a liitle aggravated with them as they have not even started on it yet. Believe I have enough great inf...
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Classic LS 6.6L Poor Idle Quality, Knock VIN: 1GCJK33D97
I would like to thank everyone that took the time out of their day to help. I replaced the fuel injector programed the flow rate and that took care of my problem. everything is fine and the truck is running great. thank you again
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2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L Broken cam cap VIN: JHMES95653
HI there everyone and thanks for the emails sent. This one must have been an odd bird because not alot of information came through to explain the situation. I ended up putting in a low mileaged used engine into this vehicle and out the door it went. Thanks ...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz S350 3.7L alternator VIN: WDBNF67J76
The problems were a bad alternator and also a poor connection at terminal/fuse block 4X/10 which took awile to find, it's under the passenger false floor. The bad connection was the power feed for the F3 fuse box in passenger dash. I now seem to have a problem...
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2002 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1MEFM55S72
most replies said to lower engine assembly,once I got power steering pump out of the way looked like plenty of room to remove cover without lowering assembly,so I changed chain & guides without removing engine,not a bad job,parts are expensive,had to get from ...
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2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L Unknown
Thank you for all the replies. The car is fixed, or I should say, functional, and the customer is happy with the results. Me? Well, not 100% satisfied. The pedal still has a higher second pump recovery, but not nearly as severe. So, here's what I found out: F...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L code P1320 VIN: JN1CA31D0Y
Truly a dent of garniture to all input on this vehicle, ok lets all remember impended matching to our tool box of skills, After market part (SUCK) and each an every day let keep standard higher per OEM standards‘,,, The fix was Nissan coil,,,P1320 will be rem...
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2002 Subaru Forester 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SG63622
1ST & FOREMOST, I WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY FOR ALL YOUR HELP. I ENDED UP SPEAKING TO SERVICE MANAGER @ FLEMINGTON SUBARU (VERY HELPFUL & NICE GUY), & HE SAID HE HAS SEEN THE VENT VALVE GO BAD & [...] OUT CAUSING DAMAGE TO ECM. ALL OF MY TESTS & THE TESTS I WENT... Trouble codes: P0448 (Evap vent control system shorted).
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L instrument cluster VIN: WVWSB61J21
Thank you all for your suggestions. I try disconnecting all modules, alternator, check grounds & powers with diagram. All is fine. I send out the cluster again for repair, turns out same component failure in the cluster. Not sure where to go from here, some ki...
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1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: YV1LW5547T
Fixed with a BOSCH MAF ordered with the correct part number. Most responses were pointing to the ect, cmp, or MAF. After doing some research I found that Volvo's of this year range drop dlc communication when the engine stalls, perhaps for an MAF reason (not...
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