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2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABM5346Y
car came in with a serious misfire.scaned the car code 242 plus multiple cylinder misfire cleared code. only code po305 returns. replace spark plugs and improved now car only misfires on cold start ups on cyl 5 also swapped coils,injectors,checked co... Trouble codes: 242 (cylinder 5 misfire)
1993 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Noise VIN: 1B7FL23X4P
Noise is kind of like a whine and whistle combined. Hard to describe. Starts around 35mph and gets progressively louder with speed. Noise sounds like its inside the cab, not outside. I am aware of the tsb for this vehicle and caulked the entire lower part of...
1995 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L Engine VIN: 4B3AU52N8S
When I got car it would not start. Jumpered ASD relay grounded coil tower and got spark from tower. Replaced CKP Sensor but still no start.
2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L secuity VIN: 1J4FA49S8Y
the jeep had a pcm issue with the ccd bus! so replaced it with a used one. got chrsyler to program it for me! they tried to progam the skim! they told be they couldnt commicate to the skim so they couldnt finish programing it! i check power and grounds at the ...
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L Telescopic VIN: 1LNLM92V1V
My tilt telescopic system is non operational on the electrical side. Are the rheostats available anywhere or any workaround
2005 Mazda 3 S 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BK12345
After installing the used engine and road tested within a few miles of driving we got a code P0132 and P0138. Being that when the car came in it was not drivable we do not know if there were any codes previous or if the check engine light was on prior to the e... Trouble codes: P0132 (p0138-), P0138
2000 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L rev/manual 1st VIN: 4M2ZU76E5Y
I am sure that the problem is related to a stuck valve in the valve body, it was difficult to remove many of them, however i was sure that they all moved freely in their range of operation when i assembled the valve body. I am hoping someone who is a trans spe...
2001 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L starting VIN: 3G7DA03E81
Vehicle ran fine until parked, and after setting for several days, developed a no crank/no start symptom. Owner replaced the listed items. We looked at it, and saw the PK3 on the ignition key. Looking at the MOD schematics, the PK3 (pass key three) kills the s...
2007 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L lf headlight VIN: 1G8AJ55FX7
Car blows left headlight about every 6wks.No other bulb goes bad,we have tried bulbs from different parts store,have found no broken wires or ground prolbems

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1999 Cadillac Escalade 5.7L turning VIN: 1GYEK13R2X
We tried another set of tires removed front driveshaft still no luck all steering parts replaced 2front hubs even welded in new steering stops throwing in the towel on this one
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start
Hey yall, sorry for the long close but it took the customer a few weeks to get money for repairs. i was still a bit hesitant since it ran with the pump unplugged but i took the chance, new pump was oddly very easy to install. after bleeding it fired right up a... Trouble codes: P0216.
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L Stall VIN: 1FTEF14N8S
Well this one is out the door and fixed. Denny from Arizona and Larry from Texas nailed this one. It turned out the coolant sensor was faulty. It read just fine on the scan tool so I overlooked it at first. The weird thing was it caused the check engine light ...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FTYR10C1Y
Sorry for the delay in closing this help request. I was hoping they would bring the truck back for further repair. I got the truck running half way decent after i did the battery disconnect and test drove it to reset the values but it still had a minor miss ... Trouble codes: P0303 (Missfire Cylinder 3), P0304.
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L timing VIN: 1FTYR10D81
well this thing is fixed . What looked like a balance shaft was just the chain driven oil pump so there was nothing to be timed. Thanks to all respondents who took the time to respond and thanks to IATN !
2006 Ford Five Hundred SE 3.0L no power VIN: 1FAHP26136
Thank you for the replies... I am sticking with my initial assumption of needing a Throttle Body Assembly. The customer doesn't have the cash to do the repair at this time. If his tax return is healthy enough for him he plans to have me replace the TB, and I... Trouble codes: P2104, P2106, P2111, P2112.
2006 Land Rover LR3 HSE 4.4L Air Suspension VIN: SALAG25436
Wow did we make a simple mistake on this one! I let my apprentice do the compressor job, and I didnt check his work well enough apparently. He pinched the exhaust valve hose between the frame and compressor bracket. This somehow caused some very bizarre codes ...
2006 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 5.4L Ride control VIN: 5LMFU27516
First tanks to all tech response to the help. I ended replace a new VDM vehicle dynamic module and front right and left height sensors and taker the problem. Again tanks to all Techs response to help.
2008 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L Misfire VIN: 5N1BV28U18
Thanks for every one who take take their time to help out. The problem was the ECM corroded due to water from windshield. The customer take the van to dealership today. The dealership wants $1100+13% taxes. The dealer told her no warranty for it. She's going t... Trouble codes: P0303.
1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Brougham 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G3AM5131J
I'm closing this before time expire. Still have code 34 even though scan reading is 6 Gm/Sec at 850 rpm. So far I replaced MAF, ISC, clean throttle body, spark control under coils, ECM, 02 sensor, cat converter, replace spark plugs and take compression. All... Trouble codes: 34 (Map).
2008 Smart Fortwo Pure 1.0L Shifting VIN: WMEEJ31X28
Thanks to all techs to response to this help. I ended replacing gear shifter assembly. Some one messed up the shifter. It did not go in gear because have shifter broken. Replace it and ready to go. Again thanks to all techs response to this help.
2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L ABS light VIN: JTEHH20V82
It looks like it's a glich in our software that is turning on the ABS light during a scan. I never said anything about dyno testing, this was just a DLC connector plug in to check for codes. Thanks.
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L R/F door light VIN: 3VWSC29M5X
Thanx again all. The vehicle is scheduled to come back in soon and I will be most likely replacing the door latch module that so many recommended. I was hoping to be able to repair this before closing out the post. Mark [...]- Performance Workshop
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