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1994 BMW 318i 1.8L Air bag VIN: ABMCA98010
Hi everyone Hope someone can give me some info on this car. It a E36 318i "South African import. Air bag light on steering wheel, its go a 3 spoke steering wheel and the air bag light is on the vertical spoke down the bottom. It dose a self test and the lig...
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Engine Block VIN: WBADM6340Y
Hi, need some advice on this vehicle. Vehicle came in smoking and complaining of overheating. Performed compression test, found cylinder 6 to have about half of the other cylinders. Performed leak down test on cylinder 6 and found air leaking out of cylinder 5...
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2006 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L alternator VIN: 2G1WB58K96
Gentlemen A local alternator rebuilder sent this customer to me for a battery going dead as a result of a no charge condition. Since the charging is controled by the computer he did not want to just throw a alternator on it. The reason is that the dash light ...
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2006 Ford Freestyle SEL 3.0L shifting VIN: 1FMZK05156
cust states car had a hitching going up hill , and when u get on it hard up hill car goes into what seems like netral and the little wrench light comes on, but if you turn car off and restart it all is fine , we confirmed this situation , scanned engine there ...
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1999 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 6.5L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GDKC34F2X
This rack body beast was towed to us, it was cutting out on the guy then it just died and wouldnt restart. when it gets to us it starts right up, idles for like 20 minutes, I take it across the lot and it has no power then it stalled out, it didnt restart, but... Trouble codes: P0251, P1217
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2002 Infiniti G20 2.0L RF wheel
My son's G20 just started making an unusual knocking and squeaking noise in the RF wheel area. Nothing appears to be loose and the noise is not duplicated off the ground. It is rotational in nature. Brakes are recently cleaned and lubed. Not typical wheel bear...
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2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Pcm VIN: 1MEFM58U02
One for you FOMOCO dealer guys. Got this 02 SABLE that had the PCM replaced to cure an intermittent no crank security with a B1601 code. I got called in because I have the IDS to program and diagnose the original no crank problem. Owner of the shop called me w...
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2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3DD35H3Y
okay guys, i need help. crank, no start. has spark, has 150 psi compression across the board, fuel is there. plugs are wet with fuel when cranked. no codes. ran the day before this happened, no problems. drove all day and parked in garage, next morning, this. ...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSP29M81
Need to replace instrument cluster on 2001 VW Jetta TDI. Car starts and stalls. No warning lights light up at all with key on except battery lamp. ECM codes 18058(P1650) and 17978(P1570) return immediately and no communication with instrument cluster. I have a... Trouble codes: P1650 (powertrain data bus missing from instrument cluster), P1570 (engine blocked by immobilizer)
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2002 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L oil pressure sensor VIN: 1C3EL55R22
The news is good. Removing the empty cavity plug solved the oil light issue. I also want to add that engine actually had 20PSI at idle, my service writer who originally made the opening post was mistaken. So far, the customer had not called back with the...
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2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L oil pump VIN: 1FTPW14585
Turns out the hammer like noise was the new oil pump.I got it replaced and no more noise.It appears it was excessive side to side play in the pump.Thanks to all who replied.
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2006 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC13D76
Thanks for all your input. We tried hard to find some drawings which show the complete system, but none exist. The customer has been driving the SUV and the light came back on 1 week later. His wife was and has been in the hospital since the day he brought the... Trouble codes: P0442 (small leak code), P0456 (small leak code).
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 350SD 3.4L Belt tensioner VIN: WDBCB34D0M
Customer declined repair at this time, maybe later. Chuck from Fla. said he does it and it helps. On my own I gave it a try with parts on hand. The later model tensioner will bolt right up, but requires different pulley, spring, and shock (although later shoc...
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2008 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8L abs traction
Disconnected the battery for a system reset and it has been fine since Trouble codes: U1040, U1016, C0240.
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2009 Volkswagen Passat CC Luxury 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWHL73C59
This was a good one, we found the pcv/ breather needed replacement Easy to find our if its bad, just pull the oil cap while the car idles, if its bad you'll feel/ hear vacuum coming from the engine crankcase, alot of it too, like a vacuum cleaner, Germanstyle,... Trouble codes: P0171, P12A2.
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