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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L shift VIN: WBAAV33411
a few months ago i started having shifting problems occasionally, now every once in awhile the car will not upshift and will stay at a certain speed and rpm when i released the pedal almost like i have the cruise control on ive talked to some people i know tha...
1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L ignition VIN: 2G1WW12M4V
This car stopped here and would not start again. Sometimes it would start and run for about 30 seconds then die. The scanner shows no RPM when cranking except somtimes when it would start. Now it shows the 24X crank sensor as 163480. Both crank sensors are new...
2005 Chevrolet Aveo LS 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: KL1TD52675
Mil lamp inoperative, random misfire code, cannot get data from ECU but can pull codes. ECU defective???
2002 Dodge Durango SLT Plus 5.9L stuck in 3rd gear VIN: 1B4HS58Z82
Truck came in for no shifting and stuck in third gear.Test drove and starts off in third gear,if you manual shift into first,it starts off in first and will shift.Replace govenor solenoid and transducer.Still have problem.When i hook up scan tool and reset lig...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on
hey guys can someone help me please truck came with code p0174 lean condition bank 2 check the components mentioned above and found a very small reaction to propane but in bank 1 cylinders 1,2 and 3 i found very small leak wich was bank one replace upper and l... Trouble codes: P0174

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1986 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Iroc-Z 5.0L carburater VIN: 1G1FP87H3G
Im fairly new when it comes to carbs but i went ahead and checked the voltage to the choke its at B+ with key on, i also wrapped the fuel lines, double checked the gaskets, all were sealing and finally adjusted the choke idle and mixture. the car starts fine ...
2006 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L Tcc VIN: 2G1WB58K56
Happy Thanksgiving all, After discussion with customer it was decided to go with a GM reman unit. I ordered the unit and let customer drive the car. Two days later trans quit pulling altogether. I will install the reman unit this week. Thanks again for all the...
2007 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 3.9L ABS module VIN: 2G1WU58R27
Since I cannot get the vehicle back before my posting expiration date times out I have to close out my request with a summary,but plan on posting repair when the job is completed. First of all I've recieved great responses from you guys that will let me look ...
2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.6L Fusible Link
Thanks for the help, I must say we were misled on this one. I went back to the car and did the continuity test myself, and there was no cont to ground on the generator's B+ terminal. Our next move was a waste of time. We removed the generator and took it ou...
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.9L 3rd gear starts VIN: 3D7KS28C46
Replaced govenor sensor again and put over 30kms on truck. All is fixed. Only conclusion is had 2 defective sensors. Third on works perfect
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L brake light on ABS light on VIN: 1FTCR10A4R
Well guys it kills me to close this without a fix as I hate to admit anything has kicked my but. May have lost this battle but the war is not over yet! Since this truck was given to me I had no qualms with spending a little money on it. Also this vehivle sat ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz c180 1800CC abs,bas
When looking at the data in the esp module sometimes the brake switch status would show both "nc" and also "no" contacts as being "off" The contacts should show one off and one on. After testing switch found that it was not the switch causing this fault. The t...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Elect.Windows,Door Locks VIN: WVWMA63B2X
Hello All, I want to thank everyone for the responses to my comfort control problem. I have learned that even if the comfort control unit isn't coded right, a scanner will still communicate with it. In the end the problem was a power supply wire that had a sm...
2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWXK73C87
Hello VW Techs We did some more testing, checked fuel pressure by hooking up the VAG COM and going into block #230 you get the readings of the fuel pressures, then we proceeded to disconnect the fuel pressure regulator N 276 and there was no change in fuel ... Trouble codes: P2261 (boost pressure control [...] mechanical malfunctioning), P0087, P2294 (Fuel pressure regulator valve open circuit N276).
2005 Volvo V70 R 2.5L transfercase VIN: YV1SJ52705
Thanks for the help- what we found is the steering rack is groaning internally- we were finally able to duplicate the noise in the shop with the vehicle sitting still! Greg and crew
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