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2006 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Passenger seat sensor mat VIN: 5UXFA13586
Installed new sensor pad/cushion - Code 71 remained after repair. I plugged in the original sensor mat and the code clears. This happened once before on an X5 and I did not find the cure, but it was a salvage part installed. The question I have is: Does the NE...
2001 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.4L timing chain VIN: 3G1JF12T11
This car came in with a rattle in the timing chain area. At idle it is fairly quiet but just above idle it rattles. Sounds like the long run of the chain is slapping the front of the timing case at this rpm. Bring the revs up further and the noise almost compl...
2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic 2.4L Cuts out VIN: 3A4GY5F95A
Came in with those 3 codes. cleared and test drove. Vehicle bucked, set check engine light and set P0344 for cam sensor. Replaced. Still did it. Replaced with OE Mopar. Still did it. Then got smart and hooked up oscilloscope, and found crankshaft sensor patter... Trouble codes: P0344, P0016, P0339
2002 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Pcm VIN: 1B4GP25362
Hi chysler techs got one for you i recently aqquired an 02 dodge caravan 3.3 for the family from a family friend of a friend having an engine light problem cant pass inspection due to an egr code problem is there is no egr on this engine on futher investigatio...
2008 Ford E-150 XLT 5.4L Hesitation, Misfire
OBD II Monitors will not complete. The truck was driven hours and there is a heavy missfire on idle and acceleration. No codes and the monitor lights are blinking on the scan tool. The ect pid is at 188 to 190. The fuel trims stay within 5, bank 1 sensor 1 sta...
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L No Start VIN: 1J4FY29P3V
I have performed all fuel,compression ignition tests,etc. First off i found the distributor bushing to be wornso badly,i could actually move the rotor1/4"sideways.customer bought me another distributor from blown engine(no wiggle in shaft).once in a while the ... Trouble codes: P0320 (Intermittent or no crank signal)
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Mechanical VIN: WDBJF65J0Y
Hi M.B techs, I have pulled the heads form this engine due to bent valves caused by very infrequent driving over a period of time. Varnish/carbon on valves resultied in sticky valves and before it was caught bent valves. My question at this time is there any...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Glow Plugs & Coolant Temp Sensor VIN: 3VWSP29M21
Typical VW TDI issue of glowplugs not turning on and a malfunctioning coolant temp sensor. Replaced all glowplugs, the glowplug harness and the black coolant temp sensor with the new green one. Worked great for 1 year. Vehicle is now back with a hard start iss...

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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH83471
Hello BMW Techs After following the advise given in all the messages, we check for vacuum leaks, spark plugs and the ignition coils, we did not find any vacuum leaks,the spark plugs were worn out, but the main cause was 2 ignition coils failing intermittently... Trouble codes: P, 1343 (062 - misfire at several cylinders), 062 (misfire at several cylinders), 050 (misfire at cylinder 1), 057 (misfire at cylinder 2), 054 (misfire at cylinder 6), 136 (throttle emergency operation).
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Oil Filter Blows seal and balloons at start up VIN: 1GNDT13W81
I asked for help on before asking for help on here. A Man of Blazer formums pointed me in the right directions. He claimed he has performed this repair twice in hist history of being an ASE Certified Mechanic informing me of a little Valve GM ...
2007 Chevrolet HHR LT 2.2L Sol Control Valve VIN: 3GNDA23D47
Well, after playing with the correct wiring system after I finally obtained a correct diagram. Somewhere between the engine controller and the firewall grommet the circuit had a near break. I ran a new circuit wire to inside the car from the controller and a...
2002 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L Cam timing VIN: 1C3EL46R82
Being the first 2.7 I've been into to this degree, I've learned alot about them now. Remind me never to own one! Lots of good advice on this situation especially from Paul in MN who made a good point in saying "when the cams snap back when the chain is remov...
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L Darting left to right VIN: 1B4HS28Z5X
I am extremely grateful for all input on this vehicle will do as we all do these days and educate customer on all feed back, if we get the repair will add to our findings, when in Nashville Tenn. Come visit, Sincerely Bob & Barbara [...],
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU34X9R
Sorry for the long wait. I wanted to make sure it was fixed before closing and as it was very intermittent I waited and then forgot to close it. any how I replaced the relays, fuel pump and EEC, to start, dont know why I couldnt figure that out. as my old inst...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BFJX21F94
Hi, and thanks to all that replied it was a big help! Just to clarify for some of the guys this vehicle is a 2004 build for Australia with 2003 7.3 Powerstroke motor. Pin point testing didn't show up anything major. We made a recommendation for IDM but owner s... Trouble codes: P0272 (Cylinder No 4 high to low side open), P0541 (Manifold intake air heater circuit low).
1998 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L spark plug tube VIN: JHLRD1861W
Thanks to everyone who replied. It was the unanimous opinion of the techs that this engine does not use "O" rings and the seal between the valve cover and the top of the spark plug tubes is the most likely source of the oil leak. I always use Honda or OEM supp...
2001 Hyundai XG300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy
Well, this did not turn out good. As I previously said, this vehicle was given to me 2 weeks after another tech replaced the throttle body and APS. Getting a reason and why was like trying to pull a tooth. I'm not going to get into the shop and corporate polit... Trouble codes: P1191 (p1193-), P1193 (p0172-), P0172 (p0175-), P0175.
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1J4GZ58S0S
Hi All, Thank you for all the input. This car is fixed. Most everybody was inline with my thoughts I ran yet another carbon treatment with the infamous AcDelco x66p. I then drove the car around and got the cat screaming hot. I went straight to the smog sho...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1J8GW48S74
first thanks to all that took their time to offer help!.We took the advice of replacing the brake switch first as this was the lowest cost parts to fail.Returned vehicle to customer after 2 days same problem.Customer returned vehicle,we tested it again and cou...
2004 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM50U64
this one is fixed,my tec should had never set a help request out on this one,it ending up being a bad mass air flow sensior,and it had a broken wire from the ingition switch to the starter relay,it had two problems, but is now fixed, thanks for the replays. Trouble codes: P0511 (idle air control curcuit), P1633 (kam voltage to low).
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