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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6341Y
Problem: Serv eng soon light on, P1188 P1189. Has high short and long term fuel trim (lean) Runs rough when cold( Runs well after warmed up for just a few minuets. So far I have Replaced Intake manifold gaskets, replaced Crank case vent valve, replaced upstea... Trouble codes: 1188 (High fuel trim), 1189 (High fuel trim)
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L intake manifold
I have the intake manifold off and the gasket is blown but there is corrosion on the manifold at the coolant gasket area right where the raised seal sits. The spot is about 1/16 of and inch deep. A new manifold is about $700. Any ideas on a cheaper and simple ...
2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L idel VIN: 2G1WH52K84
This unit was towed in last night with a no start condition , started and ran fine until warmed up, Would not idle , but if accelerator was held down would run 3/4k rpm, stalled out at idle, No Codes OBD 2 system, check fuel filter and replaced, check fuel pre...
1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L no heat VIN: 2B3HD46F9V
Hello all...Using Jason's account to get some help. So here we go. Car didn't have good heat, replaced radiator after finding leak in upper corner, refilled and had 140*F heat @ defroster vents at 2000 rpms, 130* heat @ idle. Weather had warmed up when this wa...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L ring/pinion VIN: 1FMRU1662Y
Vehicle came in with a leak from the diff cover. one of my techs discovered severely worn inner axle shaft bearings and upon further investigation found the pinion bearings to be worn. The customer agreed tto having these items replaced. My tech goes to work o...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Hesitation, Cuts out
Hello all ford techs out there. federal emissions chasis cab. This truck came in 2 weeks ago and wouldn't idle or at least not very well, had absolutely no power what so ever. I plugged in with my soulus ultra and looked what was going on. The maf was way off ...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L injector pressure reg no switch ground VIN: 1FDWF36P05
hi guys i have a tow truck it started as a engine swap then the customer requested to do arp studs we have done those before with no problems before customer supplied engine and said it ran fine in another truck we did the heads now it starts and dies in 3 sec...
2009 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTRF12W09
Hello Ford wizards, this truck is driving me nuts. About four weeks ago this nightmare pulled into my lot. It had its CEL on and the owner said he was afraid to let his wife drive it because it would out of the blue just plain out stall and if you were in the ... Trouble codes: P0150 (Sensor circut bank 2 sen. 1), P025A, P0297 (Vehicle over speed condition), P0690 (ECM / PCM Power relay sensor circut high), P1000 (OBD systems readiness test not complete), U0109 (Lost communication with fuel pump control module)
2010 GMC Savana 2500 4.8L sfi VIN: 1GTZGFBA2A
replace alternator and battery not charging at idle 12 volt drops to 9 volts with load. accelarate idle to 1500 rpm charging system goes up to 13.5 to 14.00 volts all powers and grounds are good same volage when checked at alternator power feed bolt thanks for...
1998 Lexus GS400 4.0L Front of engine VIN: JT8BH68X7W
This car has developed a massive oil leak from the front of the engine. It seems to have happened all at once. I took the front of the engine apart and everything is soaked in oil. I thought I would find a blown camshaft or crankshaft seal. I am thinking that ...
1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Brougham 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G3AM5131J
Customer towed car in as he ran in water up over the rocker panel. After clearing the air filter, MAF, and hoses to the throttle body it would start but not run at all. I replace the MAF because it got soaked then it would run but not down the road very well. ... Trouble codes: 34 (Map)
2003 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L transmission sleeve VIN: WP0CA29823
I 'm not familiar with Porsche. We have an 03 Porsche Boxster that leaks transmission fluid right around the electrical connector sleeve. Can we just replace the sleeve? Just like BMW? I have talk to Porsche and they have no clue. Looked up on alldata and noth...
2008 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EH59G48
vehicle has a longer crank to start time and after start up the check engine light comes on and code p0101.p1260. we installed new plugs and checked fuel pressure and all that was ok.recently had a new crank sensor installed for the mass air flow senso... Trouble codes: P0101, P1260
2010 Toyota Tundra 5.7L Vsc VIN: 5TFUY5F15A
Customer complaint that vehicle feels as if ABS engages when making turns on or off freeway ramps. Customer states that it usualy only happens on a certain freeway on ramp. Its a sharp right hand turn. 270 deegree turn. Tech found it happening at any freeway o...
2008 Volkswagen Jetta SEL 2.5L Current Draw VIN: 3VWRM71K18
Ten hours into this and I am somewhat at a loss. The problem is when the car is locked/armed with remote, the power supply relay/terminal 30 clicks rapidly on and off until it drains the battery. Originally, I never found any abnormal draw because the test con...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2004 BMW X3 2.5i 2.5L Vanos intake side? VIN: WBXPA73484
Thank you everyone. I am closing this request due to IATN urgings. The customer is on vacation and I will use these suggestions as soon as the vehicle is returned to me. I am strongly looking at the cam sensor possibility and will switch Vanos solenoids if nec...
2003 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L Sliding Door VIN: 2C4GP54L63
OK Guys, This one is finally fixed. As mentioned I had already tried replacing the lower track wiring and the latch assy with no luck. I didn't find any codes in the system for the door operation so really couldn't rely on that. I ended up replacing the door m...
2004 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L No Start, no crank VIN: 1D4HB48N74
Happy New Year This vehicle is back on the road after help from Identifix making sure all power and grds were good at the pcm and ohms testing PCM and FCM. I removed the battery cables fasten them together for several minutes while working on onather projec...
1992 Ford F-350 Custom 7.5L Mechanical VIN: 2FTJW36G6N
Sorry for the delayed fix-I had to wait almost two weeks to get the approval to move forward on this truck-The final fix was updating the master cylinder to a f-450 style-Installed it with very little trouble and gave the truck a good gravity bleed-No more spo...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FX58S4T
After doing all those repairs previously mentioned, it turns out it was the harmonic balancer outter ring that had rotated a few degrees throwing us of when seting timing. I had tried just about everything. Here is what I was doing, checked all the timing mar...
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Misfire VIN: 3VWCD31Y14
First of all thanks so much to everyone who replied, I really appreciate your time and help. I'm pretty sure I was fighting a couple of different problems that may have been causing my misfires. I found 2 air leaks. One was a black Y shaped valve on top side o... Trouble codes: P2279, P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304.
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