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2007 Dodge Sprinter 2500 3.0L Steering VIN: 1234567777
Just had this sprinter in for lower ball joints and alignment customer took it for a week then came back saying the wheel was holding left and right (almost like a frozen joint) if you let go of the steering wheel u can watch the wheel pull left let go then pu...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Pcm ? VIN: 1FTNX21LXY
Hi all i could use some directions on this ford! this ford is new to the owner there is no history on it.! he bought that truck used according to the customer the truck was running fine for a month or so! now the issue is first start up in the morning the engi...
2003 GMC Envoy XL SLT 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKET16P93
Stumped again. This Envoy idles terrible and even dies out at idle sometimes. Both upstream 02s run at about 40 -60 mv. Soon as I touch the throttle they respond and go to 800 -900mv and they start responding perfectly. Fuel trims at idle are above 50 but I ca... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0300
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L No Spark VIN: 1HGES16521
Aloha to all, I need some help diagnosing a no start on a 2001 Honda Civic 1.7 with auto trans. I'm trying to help out an elderly neighbor. First inspected car and determined timing is fine, engine is getting fuel pressure but no spark. Crank and cam sensors h...
2007 Jeep Patriot 2.4L compressor clutch VIN: 1J8FT28W17
bearing in clutch noisey all time. have checked with orielly and they don't offer any comprssor or clutch. autozone does but heard if after market you have to use wider belt.what? don't even know if my ac tools will even remove it as it does look different. an...
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?
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L Transmission VIN: YV1LS551XS
Driving car after lock up code comes up. Flashing arrow check engine light goes into limp mode. Scanned vehicle I had no communication with vehicle. Replaced TCM with used (7.3 number). Rescan vehicle and I have communication. Code TCM232 still present. Watchi...

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2003 BMW 525i 2.5L Engine VIN: WBADT43413
Gentlemen; Although I haven't yet completed the repair on this car, (there's an insurance company involved here), I'm confident that you've given me ample guidance to see it through and I'm very very grateful to all who repsponded. Thus I've registered this...
2004 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEV33444
found after as much testing as I could that the fuel tank vent valve stuck intermittently. thanks for the help AL Trouble codes: P1622, P1475 (Leakage detection pump reed switch did not open), P1470 (Leakage detection pump control circuit electrical), P1477 (Leakage diagnostic system).
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L PRNDL Indicator VIN: 3GNFK16T6Y
Apparently at some point the transmission shifter cable was broken at the base where it snaps into the bracket on the side of the transmission there was some noticeable play in that area causing the delay in the cluster gear indicator. Thanks everyone for the ...
2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L 1-2 shift VIN: 5FNRL38415
We pulled the unit back out and found the clutch pressure control valves not moving freely. Atra helped us a lot and explained that the valves needed to fall out of the bores with out any effort. We made the mistake and did not have the valves moving free when...
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1YVFP80C53
I want to thank you for the replies. It turned out to be a valve timing solenoid problem. The solenoid was badly sludged up from poor oil change maint. I cleaned the entire camshafts area of the remaining sludge and replaced the solenoid. Thanks again for the ...
2003 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on
Replaced the MAF with a genuine Toyota part and the symptoms have yet to return! Thanks for all the quick replies! Thanks Trouble codes: P0171.
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