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2002 BMW 330xi 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEW53492
this is my personal car and is under a restoration period.after replacement of all wear and tear. and usual known "lean" condition issues.i'm still leaning out.after a third smoke test,i am getting smoke from around disa valve and intake manifold.my question i... Trouble codes: P0174, P0171
2002 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, squealing noise VIN: 1GCCS19532
Vehicle has extreme lack of power and misfires under wot. will not accel past 4k rpm. has loud squealing under hard acceleration, sounds like its coming from exhaust, unable to pinpoint location. Can hear it loudest at left front wheel well area. Acts as if it...
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L air bag
passenger air bag light on with code B1B55 AND B1B57. first of all i could not find these code for a 06 model in my mitchell i had to go to 07. the test procedures for these codes didnot make sence to me because at one point it tells you to ohm the wires going...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21F92
After a head job this truck will no longer start. I have a snap on verus and have checked what I know on scan data. I am lost, as everyone says, I am not a diesel guy. I miss my gas head job where you turn the key and vroom done. I keep reading horror stories ...
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Compressor VIN: 1FMFU18L63
Hey everybody. I bought my wife this 03 expedition knowing that the compressor was not coming on, just thinking it was a low charge or failed clutch. It has a full charge and all the fuses are good. The PCM is not grounding the clutch relay. Compressor clutch ...
2007 Ford Focus S 2.0L air distribution VIN: 1FAHP37N27
Blower speeds work, temp works, air only coming out of lower (floor) vents. Observing some movement in blend door hardware when shifting switch thru different position selections but air only comes out from below.
2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L 3-4 shift erratic shift VIN: 1GHDX03E03
Ok guys this one has me. We are not a transmision shop but no good dead goes un punished. Vehicle runs great shifts normaly most of the time. With a light driving foot and underload like up hill she looses power. It feals as if it is shifting back and fourth h...
2004 Saturn Ion-3 2.2L 1-2 shift VIN: 1G8AL54F24
this is a family members vehical.this saturn is having a hard drive igadgement when it reaches operating tempature,and sliping in first and second gear only when hot.this car was driven all last summer with cooling fans inoprative.when they finally had me repl...

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2007 BMW 328i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAVC535X7
The best discoveries are the ones that happen by accident. I was gearing toward either trying a new motor with this or removing the valve cover and inspecting the eccentric shaft. As I had mention when I was looking at it on the data during driving under hard ... Trouble codes: 2A33, 2A47, 2A31.
2007 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L horn VIN: 2D4GP44L07
Ended up being the fcm . Thanks for everybodys help.
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP6633W
thanks for all you guys who said intake leaks,the problem was the loose motor mount was letting the motor sway back and forth. After it broke the exhaush pipe, the motion of the motor some how cracked the little injection molding tid bit on the intake, just hi...
2002 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L Misfire
Sorry for the delay, This thing is fixed. The problem with the datasteam on the scan tool was the PCM. We went ahead and replaced the IDM also due to the possibility it may have been damaged from the welding also. We still had the intermittant misfire and inje... Trouble codes: P0541 (Air intake heater circuit).
2003 Isuzu Ascender 4.2L alternator and igniton coil
Customer finally returned vehicle. Alternator still not charging. Checked the L wire on the alternator again. This time it didn't have the 5 volts. After a lot of ohm measurements. We found that the metal harness clamp had rubbed several holes on the red L wir...
2005 Toyota Highlander 2.4L Parasitic Battery Drain VIN: JTEGD21A65
Thanks for the help from all who responded, the battery did take a couple of days to weaken with the marginal draw,as some had mentioned, but has been starting okay with fuse ECU-B removed. Hope to have customer in soon to continue diag. and post more info. wi...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L lack of power VIN: 3VWSE69MX3
I have very little info to add to this one. I have not had the time to put into it at all. I am sure the turbo is bad and I am sure the oil pick up tube is plugged up but I have had no time to work on it because I am working 6 days per week on other people's c...
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