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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L shift VIN: WBAGJ8329V
HI guys this car has shifting problem i cheked the valve body oil pressure ... but the same & i chenge the trany but same the problem is shifting time now may question is the EGS EPROM i whant to chenge the EPROM like upgrade the EGS any ideia about EPROM than...
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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L mis VIN: WBAV6U5890
please help this car having a LIMIT lamp on .when we starting to drive veh when veh goes above 40 mph the lamp when off . until we get to stop veh at the red light or at the stop sight the lamp when on again sound like an alarm speed exceed limit ... my custom...
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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L on start VIN: WBAVB13526
and solenoid and find out slug build up on top engine really bad due to not changing oil on time so clean the slug and replace valve cover gasket and replace both vanos sololonid and now when we start the car and make rattling noise on top of the engine but wh...
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2002 Buick Regal LS 3.8L 4th to 3rd on hilly terrain VIN: 2G4WB55K72
Customer came in with concerns on a harsh downshift from 4th to 3rd on hilly terrain while accellerating.mil light was on w/ codes p0742a and 1811c. Test drove the car, everything ok on level ground from 1 thru 4 until you try passing gear, then it does shutte...
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1990 Chevrolet Camaro RS 3.1L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1G1FP23T2L
On normal acceleration this car hesitates & dies.If you feather the throttle it does better. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks,Bill@ [...] Automotive.
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2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L parking lights VIN: 1FAFP4043Y
I have tried everything to fix this and Im at a loss. The car has no park lights,tail lights, or license plate lights but it has dash lights, head lights, turn signals and brake lights.The wiring diagram I have shows the brown wire coming out of the headlight ...
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Evap VIN: 1J4GW48S74
First off, I want to appologize ahead of time for my ignorance of this system. Customer comes in for state inspection sticker and of course the check engine light is on. Find code for large evap leak. Ok simple enough, go to hook up smoke machine and oops it h...
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1998 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L Timing Chain Tensioner VIN: 4M2ZU52E3W
Replaced head gaskets, sent heads to machine shop for valve job, reassembled using all proper tools for setting timing, installed all new timing chains, guides & tensioner, started engine, ran fine for about 2 minutes then primary timing chain began making noi...
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L Will Not Shift VIN: 4A3AC44G31
on startup fuse # 10 blows and trans seems to be in 2nd gear , wont shift up , also no reverse , srs light comes on and the fuse that blows says its for back-up lights , unplugged big plug on top of trans , no change also unppluged input speed sensor , no chan...
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2004 Saturn Vue 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZCZ43D54
i check all power and grounds and also replace throttle body. i am leaning toward ecm or map but ecm is a 400.00 dollar gamnle i was wonder if any of you fellow tech have any suggest thanks for your help Trouble codes: P0068
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2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Misfire VIN: 3VWCD31Y14
On a cold start engine misfires for short time then smooths out, once it smooths out it will run fine under all driving conditions. I noticed that the secondary air pump runs on a cold start and it shuts off about the same time that the engines misfires stop. ... Trouble codes: P2279, P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304
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2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L MIL Lamp on, Abs, icm, tcm VIN: YV1CZ91H44
OK guys I know whats wrong with it. And I could fix it if it was not so intermittent. I was hoping some one has run in to this. I replaced timing belt and seals. Car came back three days latter with air bag service on on left side and customer explained he was... Trouble codes: U0002
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2001 AM General Hummer 6.5L No Start VIN: 137ZA843X1
This truck is finally fixed. The problem ended up being a bad connection in the four pin connector between the main harness and the injector harness. The fix was to slightly bend each of the four pins so they would make better contact. I found it when I moved...
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1998 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 6.5L Surge VIN: 1GCHK33F3W
Thank you all for your help, the customer did not want to repair the truck and got rid of it. I have a better understanding of diesels now.
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2010 Dodge Journey SXT 3.5L Keyless Entry VIN: 3D4PG5FVXA
Wow! Way past due on this one. Completely forgot about it. This vehicle belongs to my sister, she is out of state. Anyway she used the key to unlock and as she opened the door she pressed the unlock button on the door and the antitheft disarmed. The remote eve...
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Motor VIN: 1J4GW48N74
Wow! 41 replies in a short amount of time. Most were in the same direction, leaning towards timing being off or the motor not matching the original exactly, such as teeth on the tone wheels. I called Jasper and they told me that they ran that engine before ...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Asr light VIN: WDBGA51EXR
DEAR TECH. THANKS FOR ALL REPLIES. I REALLY APPRECIATE. THE PROBLEM BE FIXED BY CHANGE NEW THROTTLE ACTUATOR. I CUT IT OPEN ON THE WIRING HARNESS OF THE THROTTLE ACTUATOR. FOUND THE INSULATION BETWEEN WIRES FALLEN APART! CREATED INTERNAL SHORT CIRCUIT! Trouble codes: 007 (Ea n4/1 control mod/trans select switch), 009 (Ea n4/1 control module), 080 (Stop lamp switch s9/1), 096 (Start lock-out/back up lamp switch s16/3), 17 (Crankshaft position sensor l5).
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2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBTK56G56
Thanks for the help, the car is fixed. A few suggested moving coils to see if the problem went to a different cyl. Recall though, we never experienced the symptons during numerous test drives, before or after replacing the one coil. The issue was too intermitt... Trouble codes: 1019 (control line to ign. coil), P0355.
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2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1N6ED27T5Y
HI, EVERY ONE . THANKS FOR TAKING YOUR TIME TO RESPOND TO MY HELP. LOOK LIKE THE EGR VALVE GASKET WAS`T PROPERLY INSTALLED , SO AS TIMES GO IT GOT WORSE AND LITLE PIECE OF IT CHIPPED OFF,SO NEW EGR VALVE GASKET FIX THE PROBLEM. THANKS AGAIN MATT Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0325 (Knock sensor).
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Cat VIN: 4T1BE32K52
Thank you all.. I've sent the vehicle with the OEM Cat to the shop yesterday. I was not there but with a new Cat, two O2s and reflashing the ECM. The car has pass with flying color... Happy New Year to all... Guess this is my last post for the year.
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2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEHH20V32
Thank you to all that replied.I check the wiring and correct part numbers.Check voltage and pulsing ground all look good.Hooked up scanner and let run until hot to check a/f sensors for opperation all look ok.Cleared when hot and light went out.Started next da... Trouble codes: P1135 (a/f sensor B1S1).
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