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2002 BMW 525i 2.5L motor VIN: WBADT43452
car burns 3 qts a week 12 miles to/from work
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)
2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1G6KD54Y01
Hi, every one. I used autel in past to recalibrate tem. Actuator on gms, but know it look i can`t access calibration mode on cadilac deville. Does anybody have any idea how to get around it? thanks a lot for your help.matt
2008 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3L cluster back lighting VIN: 1GNFK13018
I have a Tahoe that has cluster back lighting that is on during daytime & off during night. All other lighting, window switch, radio, HVAC. etc. back lighting sytem works as expected. The working items dim as commanded. But the cluster backlight is on full bri...
1998 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4C3AU52N9W
Greetings, I'm posting this recent diagnosis and repair to help any techs that may run into a similar problem in the future. In searching through the fix database and the internet in general, I didn't see this particular scenario even one time and I suspect ...
2008 Chrysler 300 LX 2.7L Starting VIN: 2C3KA43R58
Vehicle came to us with a no start no communication problem. The ,hvac,door modules,radio,ecm are all dead.Powers and grounds seem fine. I can talk to the steering column module and instrument cluster.The instrument cluster does not light up at all but has no ...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEX15N1T
Engine had blown head gaskets and other problems. Installed rebuilt ATK engine. We replace all sensors except MAF and DPFE. Ever since engine was installed, we have a rough idle, a stumble off idle and a surge/misfire at steady speeds (45 - 55 MPH). When injec...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FTYR10C1Y
Hello IATN, I have a part delivery truck that just happen to break down in front of my shop while dropping off some parts. The truck cranked fine but wouldn't start. I finally managed to get the vehicle running long enough to pull it in the shop. I scanned it ... Trouble codes: P0303 (Missfire Cylinder 3), P0304
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Speedometer/Odometer VIN: 1FMCU70E01
Speedometer/Odometer drop out randomly. Usually happens when turning but also occasionally when not turning. Only and always recovers after stop/start cycling of ignition switch.
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU63K52
this is a car of a friend of mine , and the only code I get is PO172 ,PO175 , lately is been worse, stall and I check the fuel trims and both short and long fuel trims on both bank are negative , long are about -25 and short around -10 or less, so I put a smok... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L MIL Lamp on, Throttle inop VIN: 1FTRF12W54
Customer had a "dead battery". He went to Autobone and had them install a new one. Started up the truck and the accelerator pedal would not work. Truck will only idle. Press the gas pedal and nothing happens. The two codes for a stuck throttle appeared and the... Trouble codes: 2104 (Throttle Actuator Control System Forced Idle), 2112 (Throttle Actuator Control System Stuck Closed)
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No crank
Hello everyone ,I'm having trouble whit this truck .it already had came from another shop . Customer stated that they have put on the ficm module because it didn't start up,after they replace it started right up but after three weeks it started to giving this ...
2007 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Unknown VIN: 2FAFP74V97
Hello all you trans techs. This crown had a leaking output seal on the trans. We replaced and the vehicle came back leaking a few days later. Customer was complaining of a little slippage. We topped off the fluid and he drove for two days until the yoke showed...
2011 GMC Sierra 3500 HD WT 6.0L Air Bag, Instrument Cluster? VIN: 1GD312CG1B
The instrument cluster has been showing a service air bag warning message but the air bag module has not recorded any codes. I was going to look deeper into the issue and check CAN lines etc. but now the truck has started displaying erratic rpms and mph readin...
1999 Infiniti Q45 4.1L entended crank time
Customer complaint is extended cranking after car sits, as stated fuel pump, fuel filter and fuel pressure regulator have all been replaced. The fuel pressure will drop to 0 psi, within 3 seconds when you shut it off. Blocking of fuel return line and it holds ...
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...
1995 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1J4FJ68S5S
Hi, I have my sons jeep and nox emissions are high at 600-800 ppm. scanned data tps, coolant temp, o2 sensor switch rate & risetime are all good. long term fuel% -4.9 5.1. does not move when forcing o2 signal rich, lean. nox emissions go low when forced rich. ...
2004 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L interior lights, horn, headlights VIN: 2MEFM74W14
Vehicle came into shop with blinking headlights and interior lights only when the driver door is open. Special note the blinking lights only happen when the car is started and running. It will be normal if the key is on and not running. First place I looked wa...
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality
Hello everyone had this one in the shop to day for a valve cover gasket. i replaced it and the car no idles at 2000 rpm hot or cold. i looked over everything i had disconnected. everything looks good. no codes. no vacuum leaks found. any ideas?
2003 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TENM92N83
This vehicle comes from another shop. Check engine light on with p0171. They installed mass air flow sensor from toyota. And air fuel ration sensor. He thinks the air fuel ration sensor came from after market supplier. He wasn't sure (which is odd) and i can't... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean condition)
2008 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEMU52N28
At 2008 Toyota Tacoma, P0333 “Knock Sensor 2 Circuit High Input (Bank2)" code comes on. The manual says that 3 things are possibly faulty, the knock sensor, wiring, or ECM. However, I could not see the sensor. The manual says that have to take out the camshaft... Trouble codes: P0333 (Knock Sensor 2 Circuit High Input Bank2)

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2008 BMW 328xi 3.0L trunk latch release VIN: WBAWV535X8
thanks for all the replies it was the valet switch in the glove box.all works well now and customer extremely happy!thank you very much!it was in valet mode
2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L driverside cv axle VIN: 2G1WX12K4Y
Tom was correct, the output shaft was installed with the shorter splines to the outside. The diffrence would not be noticable unless you were looking for it. Thanks to all who took time to respond.
2002 Dodge Stratus ES 2.7L Timing Chain Tensioner VIN: 1B3EL56R12
Hi all, Thank you for taking your time to response. We finally found the problem. The plastic intake was warped. We check with smoke machine found smoke under the inake plenum. We ordering the new manifold right now. This was causing misfire cylinder #5. Agai...
2007 Dodge Dakota ST 3.7L cylinder#3 VIN: 1D7HE22K47
The vehicle was with me for approximately a week. I checked the valve train and found no rockers off, no mushroomed valve stems, no sticking lash adjusters or broken valve springs. I used a noid light on the affected circuits and everything checked out fine. N...
2001 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, red temp light VIN: 2FAFP74WX1
Thanks all especially Larry! 5v ref wire for tank pressure sensor rubbed thru on gas tank. Did wiggle test on harness with car running starting from front to back. Car stalled when wiggling in back by fuel tank. Clip supposed to keep harness off tank but wire... Trouble codes: U1262.
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L power loss VIN: 1FDWE35P94
this is one of those on the back burner.we will solve it but we must close this help request.i will add later after it is fixed.thanks to all Trouble codes: P0299, P1408, P2263.
2006 Mazda 3 i 2.0L headlight switch VIN: JM1BK12G76
first i thank all, after work about 6;00pm i went to his house to open the hood, ihas 2 saprate one lowbeam bulb and one hightbeam,i asking him , he just replaced 2 bulbs, he didnot known, which one lowbeam,or hightbeam, he thought toyota one bulb get together...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L power seat VIN: WDBLJ70G32
Thanks for the very useful tips. I used all three tips, pulled the motor to move the seat manually, removed the rear bolts and pried the seat up about 2 inches to access the bottom bolt, and tapped on the motor after I removed it to start it again. Ordered a n...
2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L timing VIN: 1N4AL11E82
Thanks for tips guys.I lined the mating marks to the colored links and cams were a 2 and 11 crank at 6.Put together and out the door,thanks.
2008 Suzuki XL-7 Luxury 3.6L Timing Chain VIN: 2S3DB41718
Thanks for the input. This job is complete and delievered. Wouldn't hesitate to do another one. Really pretty easy. Not sure why the instructions have you rotate the engine to crank mark 2. I purchased the cam alignment tools. A tech emailed me and said no nee...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L moniter wont pass VIN: 3VWDF71K15
i was waiting to see if we could end this as a fix but have not heard from her yet .I read the info on what was needed to run the moniters The car was cooling on the highway below the temp required so I put a t-stat in at no charge to her. The car stays hot e...
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