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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L unable tounlock VIN: WBAAM3337X
car was dropped off last night customer locked vehicle when towed in.problem is it was coming in for repair for lock cylinders in door and trunk have key but not programed to vehicle. my dilemma is how to open car short of breaking a front door glass any ideas...
2002 BMW 525i 2.5L Misfire VIN: WBADT43412
Got a 2002 525I with a cold miss at idle after ~20 seconds of starting. Smooths out once driving and after it warms up (60 sec.?) Codes are: 238 - miss cyl 1, 241 - miss cyl 4. The rough running value for cyl 4 is ~4~6 and the rest are ~.5-2.0. According to th... Trouble codes: 238 (Misfire), 241 (Misfire)
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGN634X3
This car came to us with a bad Chassis ground from engine to frame and the Alternator not charging and the ground was loose and sparking. We repaired the ground wire and replaced the alternator, the alternator intermittently wasn't charging. The vehicle left a... Trouble codes: A158 (Battery disconnection closed circuit current Power Module), 2865 (DME Variable valve gear power limitation in limp home mode), 285F
2003 BMW 525i 2.5L Engine VIN: WBADT43413
Gentlemen; This car has a very RANDOM (once every 5 seconds or so), engine knock that occurs at speeds below 1500 RPM and accompanied by a misfire that will actually stall the engine. It does not sound like what I have heard before as Vanos noise and it's too...
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L dsc VIN: WBANB33534
we talked to our local dealer and they are telling us the dsc module under seat is the most likly problem they say they change alot of the dsc modules. we have changed alot of abs control modules on older cars but have not seen any of these yet any help would ...
2006 BMW 650i 4.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEK13476
This is a repost because I must not have been clear on the last post. We are on the second used engine NOT rebuilt engine, both engine had vanos issues. The first engine wouldn't start and then started but had vanos faults on bank 2. We removed 1rst engine and...
2004 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Steering VIN: 2G4WS52J54
Has a hiss noise comming from the press. Hose. Harder to turn left than the right. Power steering flued has some flakes in it. Did not have noise before replasing the steering rack. Any one can help dont know what the next step is
2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L camshafts VIN: 1G6DP56745
I am replacing the timing chains on a 05 cts and the repair directions are not clear. The sprockets do not line up with the white links on the chains and all 4 cam flats dont line up at the same time. I have turned the engine over 40 or 50 times to ling up the...
1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GCDC14KXK
hi all, got this truck here that gross pollutes nox, egr system works when testing it by jumping a-b key on egr soleniod operates as designed, vac pump at tbody side valve opens remove jumper valve closes,power on pink wire ground signal on gray wire when a-b ...
1997 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L tire pres. mot. VIN: 1G1YY22G0V
can tire pres moniter system be un hook or turn off no senser in tires
1999 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G1WL52MXX
Hey folks, maybe I have a Florida car. Vehicle will not start when temps drop below 30 F. Engine cranks good, has fuel pressure and SPARK at plugs. The coolant temp and air charge temps are within outdoor temps after sitting all night outside. I can't get at t...
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1ND52J01
When you look at BCM data security data looks normal.Pass-Lock sensor PID shows that data to be valid.This code looks to me like a code you should see when either the PCM,BCM,or the Pass-Lock sensor has been replaced and the system is actually in learn mode. B... Trouble codes: B3031 (Security system in learn mode)
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Mode Actuator VIN: 3GNEC16Z52
The customer came in stating that the a/c only blowing through defrost after vehicle was inspected. Could not see the connection, Pulled mode actuator, inspected flap, moves freely. Replaced & re-calibrated actuator, now the air blows out the vents when the mo...
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L glow plug VIN: 1GCHK23D36
Customer came in 4 months ago with code po706 bad ground number six glow plug. I replaced the glow plug, cleaned off the wiring and replaced the wire end. It now comes back with the same code...what is issue with number 6 here. I have heard 6 is an issue and d...
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK29U56
This is a landscapers truck, it tows heavy loads and gets driven VERY hard. Vehicle came in with #3 plug spit out, threads in head destroyed and plug almost melted looking. Removed cylinder head, resurfaced, installed thread insert and 2 upstream denso o2's. T...
2007 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1ZT58N67
Please help with our nightmare phantom problem. About 6-months ago this 2007 Malibu, 3.5,83,[...], was brought to our facility with a gas gauge not working. We went through the diagnosis, confirmed that the dash unit was o.k., and found a defective fuel tan...
2007 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Oil Pressure VIN: 1GCHG35U77
Have a strange one here. This vehicle is well maintained and we have always used AC Delco filters with Castrol 5W30 oil. It is also a carpet cleaning van, so it does see periods of extended high idle (1200-1500 RPM) for the power take-off that has been added f...
2000 Chrysler 300M 3.5L steering VIN: 2C3HE66G7Y
Problem child- had struts replaced at other shop, we replaced very loose inner(bushings) and outer tie rod ends and aligned. Vehicle drives straight and true except when steering is rotated to the far right- then vehicle develops pull to right until steering i...
2007 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8L Generator VIN: 2A4GP54L77
Well we replaced the frt. cover due to the top tab were the top generator bolt goes into and replaced the generator and belt also,and the lower bolt by the dip stick was broken off into the block,was able to remove.that was back in Sept.Now it back again with ...
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start
hey yall i just had a few questions, i have read almost all the post regarding no starts for these 5.9 diesels and almost 99% of them say replace the injection pump. im having a weird one right now, this truck was driven into my shop this afternoon and i watch... Trouble codes: P0216
2007 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3HB28B47
I had this car donated to my programe with a junk engine. The oil change was left so long the filter rusted a hole in it and ran the engine out of oil. We installed a used engine with only 30,000 certified kilometers on it. The car will on ocassion kick out P0... Trouble codes: P0017 (Crankshaft/Camshaft Timing Misalignment Bank 1 Sensor 2)
1989 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L All Shift VIN: 1FABP44E9K
I have checked to make sure the firewall wasn't walking when applying the clutch, the clutch cable is at perfect adjustment, checked the input shaft of tranny, cked to make sure crank wasn't walking, cked to make sure no leaks, cked there was not a bent fork o...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L Stall VIN: 1FTEF14N8S
Greetings fellow techs, Got an oldies but a goodie for ya. Very well manitained 1995 Ford F-150 5.0-302 pickup came in the other day with complaint of starting issues. Customer stated when first starting in AM, the truck would high idle briefly and then stall ...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L foward gears VIN: 1FMDU34X7T
vehicle came in had reverse and 1st gear but no 2nd or 3rd. when rebuilding found intermediate band servo piston and overdrive servo band piston hard as ceramic. vehicle test drove great after rebuilding. vehicle returned 3 mths later, with only reverse. vehic...
2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L No power VIN: 1FMYU93123
Thanks guys for all the help. This one came in with a hole in the ERG valve witch i have never seen before. So Replaced the valve and the front o2 sensor witch there was a code for that all so. There was a few other items that were tended to while it was here ...
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Electronic VIN: 2FMZA51483
Has very erratic output speed sensor signal on the vss pid on the IDS-reads zero when stopped but as soon as the wheels start to more it goes nuts-128mph,60mph-all over the place-graph on IDS is erratic and trans shifts erratic-however the speedo reads ok???-I...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTPX14574
Customer brought truck in complaining of fuel smell from vents ( worse in the morning ) and loss in fuel milage. He says he has lost about 80 to 100 mi. per tank for over a year now. I have never been able to smell the fuel in the cab. I have looked at the dat...
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDAF57P24
to all the diesel tech out there need help on this truck i can't really diagnose this truck properly for i'm lacking of all the wiring diag. and mechanical diag. for our shop is a small shop and not equip with diesel. but, this customer was satisfied to our pr... Trouble codes: P0670, P0232
2005 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Monitors not setting VIN: 1ZVFT82H25
The customer is a college student who does not have the $1300.00 to have ford replace the PCM and reprogram it. Our emission test in Pima County AZ required all but one monitor to run and pass to pass the emission test for registration. Can a used PCM be used...
2005 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3FAFP37N85
We have put 4 axle seals and 2 new passanger side axles in this car and checked for carrier play and it keeps coming back leaking on the passager side seal. On the last seal we installed a oe seal from ford. Need some help on this one...
2011 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 6.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FD0X5HT7B
This vehicle is our tow truck, I know the rear egt is faulty I cn see in the freeze frame data that one is reading 2225 degrees, I also found the tsb 12-7-1 explaining faulty egt's. My question is the truck says on its display " stop safely now" and the vehicl... Trouble codes: P200C, P246E, P247B, P200E
1998 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GTGK29J3W
Hello all, this is my week for issues. :( This truck came in customering stating it is backfiring. I road test the truck feels like a missfire. Put scanner on no codes no history. Missfire counters show #2 dead miss. Pull wires confirm it is #2 missing. Lookin...
2004 GMC Canyon SLE 3.5L coolant gauge VIN: 1GTDT19614
Hello Techs. Have a problem with the coolant gauge in this truck not working correctly. It will only move a little bit. I checked for codes in the ecm and the ipc. No codes in either ones. I'm getting a good coolant sensor reading on the ecm and the ipc. I hav...
1998 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2HGEJ6573W
Car runs rich at all speeds, fuel trim LT .84 or 17% to .90 or 21%, Tested all inputs, ect 189f, iat 75f, o2.99v, map 1.0v, fuel pressure 35psi, (all tested at idle.) disconnected evap, plugged off PCV system, Has no EGR. checked valve adj. and timing belt.... Trouble codes: P0172 (Rich)
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1HGCG1650Y
Cold the vehical will missfire blue smoke out the tail pipe and after 10sec. Clear up and run fine only at a cold start. No codes cheaked fule pressure 45-55psi no drop after key off like a injector stuck open holds 45psi and cheaking engine timming
2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L egr flow VIN: 1HGEM21993
I tried to run a speedo cable down exhaust port but it wont go far. Iam currently soaking it with induction cleaner. Has anyone ever seen this? Thank You
2001 Jaguar XKR 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJDA42B71
Im a little confused about the fuel pump system in this car I have power to what mitchel says is the number 2 fuel pump and its bad but what and when does the number one pump run is it only onec the car is running under load when? and its open also so Im prett...
2004 Jaguar XK8 4.2L No Start VIN: SAJDA42C24
Hi guys, got a Jag here that I need some insight on. This car came to us about 6 months ago with really poor performace (lack of power, no acceleration, etc.) and after testing the fuel pump, we found it not putting out enough pressure under load. We replaced ... Trouble codes: P0193, P0430
1998 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Hvac Control VIN: 1J4FY19S2W
This 1998 Jeep Wrangler needs an HVAC mode switch. Came from Chrysler as a control assembly, now obsolete. PN [...]. Do any of you know a source on obsolete or reproduction Jeep parts? Nice low mileage jeep, hate to start investigating used stuff, but may...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Hesitation
car coming with shut off wnhen drive hot .check it low fuel presure replace fuel pump.2 day later come back again let it run 10 min shut off check no spark replce crank sensor (aftermarket) 1 day same problem .u think i need dealer park
2006 Jeep Commander 4.7L Frt End VIN: 1J8HG48N46
A banging noise in front end most noticed when going over rough road will also make a similar sound when shifting from reverse to neutral .
2006 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L pcm VIN: SALAD25476
Hello All, This car came in with Mil light on and codes P2096-00 post catalyst fuel trim too lean bank 1 sensor 2,P0140-00 heated exhaust gas oxygen sensor circuit no activity detected bank 1 sensor 2 ,P0116-24 engine coolant temp signal stays high, P0634 powe...
2007 Lexus ES350 3.5L 1-2 and 2-3 shift VIN: JTHBJ46G47
I want to thank everyone in advance. The car came to the shop with and metallic rubbing noise only audible while moving in reverse. Took it apart and found the c2 clutch hub was coming off of the planetary sun gear. The c2 hub was rubbing in the clutch piston....
1994 Mazda Miata 1.8L Battery VIN: JM1NA3535R
Hi, We have a client with a '94 Mazda Miata who battery is dying repeatedly every 6-7 months. We have replaced the battery 3 times during this period. W have installed the OE Mazda battery which we have recharged 2 times, it retested good after the recharge ea...
2001 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start VIN: JMZNB18P20
Car towed in for no start. No history of any issues, well serviced and looked after by us. Checked fault codes, none. Check for spark, none. Check IGN relay and fuse, ok. Check for Voltage and earth to coils, ok. Check for voltage and earth at Crank and Cam se...
2004 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28A84
scan test code p0051 o2 sensor bank 2 sensor 1 found some one replaced this sensor removed and replaced with a denso check for voltage ok check reading at scanner voltage at 0.001 and the other three sensor reads over half to a 1 volt at 1200 rpm swap both ban...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Starting
Car came from transmission shop with a no start condition. Scanned car and got all kinds of codes, reset all modules and disconnected battery for a while. Car started and ran perfect, Rescanned and got at the ecm a alternator code and MAf code. at the cluster ...
2008 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG 6.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGBB77E78
Repeat problem of idle self adaptation at max rich. Gaskets and bolts replaced per DTB, intermittent check engine MIL and slightly rough idle. I know there's been trouble in MB world with this. No need to check fuel pressure, as multiplicative (part load) adap... Trouble codes: 0578 (P0150 Left O2 sensor before cat voltage low frequency 3), 0745 (P2187 Idle adaptation right bank above permissable limit freq 7), 2091 (P2187 Mixture right bank too lean idling frequency 7), 0749 (P2189 Idle adaptation left bank above permissable limit freq 5), 2095 (P2189 Mixture left bank too lean idling frequency 5)
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4A3AE35G11
Hello, This 2.4 L Mitsu Eclipse keeps intermittently bucking, hesitating and sometime stalling. I have only caught a very brief misfire feel but otherwise perfect. Has recently triggered MIL code P0340 for cam sensor. Thing is the car runs just fine with cam ... Trouble codes: P0340
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 4A3AC84H43
I will try to keep this short, and thank you before hand for taking the time to read my post. I have this 03 Mits, 3.0 power, stick in the shop. It was brought from another shop at their request to repair the engine light and get thru inspection (overdue). Cus... Trouble codes: 172 (rich bank 1), 175 (rich bank 2)
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor XLS 3.8L Lights,Horn, Windows VIN: 4A4MM31S64
Vehicle came in because the alarm. The lights are flashing and the horn would be flashing except that he disconnected the horns, 2) the windows stopped working, the door auto locks stopped working, the power mirrors stopped working, and when you manually lock ...
1979 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, runs very rich VIN: HGS1301079
Thanks in advance for any tips. 1979 Datsun 280zx. Car barely runs, misfiring badly and running extremely rich. I have done a significant amount of different tests, throttle switch, fuel pressure, spark quality, stuck injectors, electronically hung open inject...
2001 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Spring Plate VIN: 1N6ED27Y21
If you're having a bad day read on, your problems might pale in comparison. We did a rear main seal on this 4X4 Nissan and now the torque converter threaded holes don't line up with the spring plate holes. It looks like the spring plate got smaller or the torq...
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Readiness Monitors VIN: 1G2WP52KX1
Hello to all and thanks in advance. Have an issue with a car that wont complete its catalyst or evap monitors. Wondering if my P1811 code (even though seemingly unrelated) could be preventing these monitors from running or am I needing to look elsewhere. I jus... Trouble codes: P1811 (Max Adapt and Long Shift)
2011 Ram 5500 SLT 6.7L Check engine light VIN: 3D6WU7EL7B
Thanks for any help in advance. I have a 2011 5500 ram that came in for no cruise. check engine light was on p0700, b1669, and another b code that i cant recall that was related to speed control switch. repaired broken wiring on the rear speed sonsor and fixed...
2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4L High idle VIN: 5TBBN44153
Greetings! Vehicle idles at approx 1600 rpm - hot or cold. No apparent vacuum leaks. No codes. Coolant temp correct through scanner. TPS reads 15% when at idle. If you press on the lower side of throttle plate it will move and reading goes down to 12%. This do...
2004 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L 4wd VIN: 5TDBT44A14
the orange 4wd light is flashing. 4Wd does not engage. We checked all fuses and are good. The green light will come on when we push the button but the orange light flashes. The 4wd will engage when we jumper pins 2 & 6 on the actuator motor on the differential...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L code pending VIN: 3VWSP69M22
Car came in with a intermittent no power. We pulled code 17946(p1538), and 16627(p0245). There was oil all over the turbo and intake pipes so we replace the turbo with a reman, replaced the N75 vac solenoid. Clear codes and found the p1538 still comes on pendi... Trouble codes: 17946 (fuel shut off solenoid short/ open), P1538
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L starter VIN: WVGCM67L24
Hi folks, This is my first post and hoping for some vw expertise. I recived this vehicle from a first time customer just passing through town. Vehicle arrived on a tow truck. Customer states ses light came on shortly before vehicle stalled and was difficult to...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRF31K06
Vehicle came in with code P0507 Idle control system higher than expected. The cars idle will increase to 2500rpm then go down to 1200 and back up again randomly. It seems to only happen after the car has been warmed up and very intermittant. We replaced the th... Trouble codes: P0507

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2007 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L camshaft VIN: WAUDH74F07
I would like to thank everyone that responded to my request of repair to the Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L camshaft that was in need of replacement along with the fuel pump. I would like to let everyone know that the customer is going to tow the car home and wait til...
2006 BMW 650i 4.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEK13476
Unfortunately I was not able to pinpoint this problem 100% everything points to the Vanos system mechanically which requires timing chain tear down which we would do on a used engine. Some of the responses assumed this was a rebuilt engine but they were used ... Trouble codes: 2F71, 2A8E, 2A83, 2A8A.
2007 BMW X5 4.8i 4.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 5UXFE83527
Thanks for the help everyone. It is a weep hole for the coolant crossover pipe under the intake. We fixed the car using an aftermarket collapsible pipe, which prevented us from having to pull the heads and timing cover.
1992 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G4CW53L3N
I WANT TO FIRST OF AL [...] THE OTHER INPUTS IATN! Trouble codes: 41 (no cam reference signal), 34 (mass air flow sensor failure).
2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GCCT19W51
Truck is fixed parts to swap are intake upper and lower (egr VS no EGR) Left manifold dipstick and that was it pretty simple. Motor I got was a different VIN code and was from a 2002 Astro
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Communication VIN: 1GNEC16T51
Thanks to all for your help. We have found the problem, luckily. We went to test the prong on the pcm, 58, for the class 2 data line from that wire to the dlc. When we pulled the connector for the pcm this time, we noticed that on prong 58 and a few terminals ...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LS 6.6L Excessive Emissions, Low power VIN: 1GBJK34284
Well,we are closing this request without a fix.We have checked air pipes & intercooler for air leaks & no problem found.Tested wiring at maf & everything tested (ok).Have afew more things to check but we are at our time limit so will try to update when I get i... Trouble codes: P0101 (MAF Circuit Out of Range).
1994 Chrysler LHS 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3ED56F3R
Thanks for all the Help, still can not get any spark am now chasing wires, tried different ecu, have 8 volts to cam and crank sensor, timing belt is on the Money,have injector pluse, i will probably ha to go to dealer to get the ecu flashed Trouble codes: 21 (Rt o2 above coltage).
2002 Chrysler Town & Country EL 3.8L Fuel gauge VIN: 2C4GT44L62
after some good advice from you out there I did remove and test the fuel level sensor. It did have some dead spots in it so installed a new one. On my test drive the fuel gauge still went down but at a much slower rate. It took about 7 miles to start seeing a ...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0L Engine VIN: 2B4GP2433X
OK everybody...Thanks for all the helpful replies. The consensus was most likely bearing wear ( cam and crank) combined with a worn oil pump. We replaced the oil pump and left the rod and main bearings alone for now. Didn't look under the cam covers. The engi...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HC13Y61
I informed the customer of all the issues with this truck and he said and i quote [just fix it]. started with the easy one and did the fuel pressure regulator first. pressure stabilized and was perfect. next i tried both upstream o2 sensors, vehicle ran much b... Trouble codes: P0171, P0301.
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 5.7L 4 cyliders dead VIN: 3D7KU28D94
Thank you all for the informative responses. A special shout out to Matthew for a excellent explanation. I cant tell you any history of the vehicle or why it had this combination that it did but here is what we found and how we fixed it. First the engine was ...
1986 Ford F-350 XL 6.9L No Start VIN: 2FTJW3513G
1993 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Module VIN: 1FTCR10AXP
Found a broken connector to the brake level sensor.
1997 Ford F-350 Lariat 7.3L Turbo VIN: 1FTJW35FXV
I'm still working on veh and want to thank all who helped with this request. Needed to close request. I did find that cat was installed and is the wrong cat. Thanks for all the help, you guys are great.
1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L wheel bearing VIN: 1FTYR10C7X
Hello all thank you for all the responses. Most everyone pointed toward a ground issue. A few said a bad rotor, alignment issue or oversized aftermarket wheels. This customer has been supplying his own parts, I do believe they where auto extra bearings, bringi...
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Speedometer VIN: 2FTRX18L13
Thank you all for your help. It turns out that the vehicle was previously equipped with a battery that had been leaking battery acid. This affected a section of the vehicles wire harness. The battery acid contaminated and began eating away the insulation and c...
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Fuel System VIN: 2FAHP71W45
First of all thanks to everyone for the help. with engine off and fill up car still hard to start and misfires for about 3 mins. after it starts. ok engine on and remove the fuel cap it stalls and misfires after it starts. Replaced the vapor canister and all ...
2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D43
The Elantra is FINAAAAALY FIXED. It turns out that, after asking the owner of the car more details about the repair history, even calling the previous owner, the head was removed due to overheating, meaning machine shop repairs. The shop had removed the cams,... Trouble codes: P0340.
1999 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L Starting VIN: 2G2FV22G7X
men forgot that the vehicle had another fuse box on the left side of the dash. found the gauge fuse blown. replaced and started and ran perfect.
2004 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L Shifter VIN: 1G8AZ52F44
Thanks for all the help on this. All the info was great and very help full. The problem is in the trans on this one. this car has 199k on it and the trans is worn out. Thanks for all the help
2006 Toyota Prius 1.5L hydraulic lifters VIN: JTDKB20U86
as everyone stated puck style valve lifters. i am tearing the engine down and will inform later on my findings
1999 Volvo V70 GLT 2.4L Stall VIN: YV1LW56D2X
Many suggested to check for vac. leaks, we smoked it previously. Others were sure it would have to be reprogrammed after installing the used throttle plate assy.,which by the way was the fix. We did not have to have the car reprogrammed as we made sure the num... Trouble codes: P1113 (Ambient air temp. HVAC), P0650 (Mil light output).
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