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2008 BMW 528xi 3.0L Register VIN: WBANV13578
Can a Solus Pro with 12.2 register a new battery of the same type on a 2008 bmw, and if so were is it and how do you do it? Thanks.
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3L Right Front Upper & Lower Signal Light VIN: 1GCEK19J27
Customer brought this truck into the shop with the right front upper & lower signal light staying illuminated after KOEO, headlights off. Its only the right front upper & lower signal light that remains illuminated. No other exterior or interior lights are on....
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2013 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.0L Bcm VIN: 1G1PE5SB6D
This is a brand new car that was flooded up to the door sills with fresh water. The interior has been gutted so everything is dry. Also purchased a new BCM for it. I need advice on the cleaning of the multi-pin electrical connectors such as on the BCM wiring h...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSX31974
I thought I had a pretty good handle on these 6 litres, but this one has me banging my head against the wall! The customer drove it home one day with it running fine, shut it off, and in the morning it cranked but wouldn't start. I hooked up the scanner and pu...
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2005 Ford Five Hundred SEL 3.0L Starter circuit, intermittent VIN: 1FAHP24105
Hello all. Well this one has been on going for months and the customer is 88 years old and thinks it's a ghost of her passed away husband. I know, it does get worse. Problem is the vehicle powers up fine, but will not crank over intermittently. This has happ...
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2010 GMC Sierra 1500 WT 4.3L drivetrain VIN: 1GTPKTEX6A
Good Day Fellow Wrench Turners This 2010 GMC has a strange problem which is intermittent. At times, mostly on light throttle or slight deceleration, there will be one or more random clunks generated in the drivetrain. There also seems to be a slight binding s...
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2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Suspension VIN: 1HGCM55623
Good evening all This is one for the honda techs or anyone who can tell me what to do, trying to change axle on left side front.bolt in the wishbone that goes through the lower control is frozen, I tried using air gun to hammer it out,heated head of bolt didnt...
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2006 Jaguar XKR Victory Edition 4.2L Dsc VIN: SAJDA42B86
I have just recently replaced a steering angle sensor in this car for the second time. In 2011, I replaced it for the first time. My notes indicate that I ran a calibration routine after installing the new sensor. Back then I was using a Jaguar IDS/SDD diagnos...
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1994 Jeep Wrangler SE 4.0L Speedometer
Vehicle came in with speedo and odometer not working. This is an analog speedo and mechanical odometer. Prior to arriving, owner replaced the VSS and it's connector and installed a used speedo head without resolving issue. Owner did re-install original speedo ...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L reset VIN: WDBSK75F53
Hi everone, I am stumped. I would like to reset the service b light. on this 03 sl500. I have repeatedly tried to use the guides in mitchell and on this sight, with no success. I would also like to confirm the sugested service items at 50,000 miles for this v...
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2007 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR32E07
Good evening to all, thank you for reading my request. I have a 2007 toyota corolla 1.8L witha a/t. The car came in to the shop witha MIL on with codes p043e p043f p2401 p2402 and p2419 also after a cold start the tach will jump to 8000 rpm at idle. If the car... Trouble codes: P043E, P443, P2401, P2402, P2419
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2004 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDI 1.9L Hesitation VIN: 9BWGR61J34
Hoping there is a mad VW TDI guru out there who can do me a solid on this one. This is my personal vehicle; was pulling out onto the main drag the other day and was accelerating in 2nd gear when the engine abruptly lost power but did not die. CEL came on. It w... Trouble codes: P0135 (HO2S Heater Circuit Fault)
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2005 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L No Rail Pressure VIN: WD0PD54475
Fixed. A lot of replies said to replace the injection pump which I had stated that I already did. Three of the injectors were bad for reasons unknown to me. The injectors were returning too much fuel preventing the pump from building pressure. We removed t...
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2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L oil pump VIN: KMHDN46D04
Blown headgasket caused excessive blowby, replaced the motor
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2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCV54E84
HOWDY Y'ALL ! Thanks for all the help. The catalytic converter was bad. Kinda torn around the bracket that is under the heat shields. AS stated had cleared the relearn and did pin test on the sensors. Sorry for the delay, I had to wait for customer to sched... Trouble codes: P1273 (a/f Sensor b2 s1).
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2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, 2 poofs white smoke VIN: 1J8HR58P39
Thanks for all your responses. The dealer and proposed that it needs an engine, and a great instructor/consultant had thought it might be an intake manifold. We smoked the crankcase and didn't get any smoke out of the intake, so we figured intake manifold i...
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2008 Mercedes-Benz S550 4Matic 5.5L Vibration At Idle At A Stop In Gear VIN: WDDNG86XX8
Hello and thanks to everyone for all your help. I tried everything that was recommended, but I still have a problem. I am suspecting the front differential, but the customer has not brought back the car. Vibration definitely coming from the right side. Nex...
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2005 Saturn Vue 2.2L No Start VIN: 5GZCZ23D85
Ok got approval to replace with new ECM but good to know the facts. All the shops I have worked in the last 10 years never wanted to buy progrinh equipment so I never know what I can and can't do with programming. Thanks guys! Also if anyone in south jersey i...
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2004 Volkswagen Phaeton V8 4.2L No Start VIN: WVWAF63D14
Finally I was able to fix this car. It was really painfull but it is done. I ordered an used steering column but I wasn't able to do the adaptation so I ended replacing the circuit board from the old Electronic Steering Lock and transfering to the new (used) s...
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2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L ignition lock VIN: YV1CZ592X5
Well the ignition is in and working The biggest pain was the locktite they used on the shear bolts.
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