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2003 BMW 330Ci 3.0L engin VIN: WBABS534X3
car start and wright away misfire #3 shut car off and restart problem and light gose away will stay gone all day. dose this once in awhile
2006 BMW 323i 2.5L engine VIN: WBAVF71016
Hi, enthusiatic BMW techs, i need your help very much ,this rare piece of art, or you may call it whatever you want has a strange problem which i suggest is caused by DME but i am not able to prove it. Actually this car is E90 320si Production date (mm/dd/yy) ...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L battery drain
This vehicle is my brother, had it since new. Recently he has been experiencing intermittent dead battery after leaving it at work for several days, he drives a truck. I have checked it numerous times, finally sent it out to have the alternator tested by profe...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Air Distribution VIN: 1GCHC23225
AC or Heat cannot get the air distribution to floor or dash vents. Constant air to defrost vents. Removed control module (dash switch assembly) all wiring intact continuity to vent door motors. Remove one vent door motor disassembled inspected internal parts f...
1993 Eagle Vision TSi 3.5L Burnt wiring VIN: 2E3ED66F5P
I am in need of some help on this vehicle. It has developed random stalling, and when it stalls the gauges stay at the reading when the engine quit. Cycling the key it restarts and drives again, but you never know how long. Also the ABS light is on and all the...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Ps Resovoiur VIN: 1FAFP55S2Y
When car is shut off fluid burps out the resovouir cap. I googled this and lots of folks are reporting this symptom but I couldn't find a solution.
2004 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Coil / Ecm VIN: 1FTYR10D24
po352b repeatedly .have replaced ignition coil pack 2times once with ford / once with bwd replaced spark plugs and ignition cables due to oil soakage because of bad valve cover gasket . Runs fine for 10to 30 seconds while in closed loop then goes into oflt and...
2009 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L Engine
This is a 6.0 diesel motor iatn did not list a 6.0, this engine is backfiring thru the intake I have checked the d/s pushrods and rockers all looked ok. Before I pull the p/s valve cover I was hoping someone else may have experienced this problem..thanks
1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GKFK16R3X
Truck was towed in,no start,next day we where able to start truck and drove around building until reached bay door and truck shut off and would not start. Upon checking for fuel and spark, fuel pressure only 30 psi,after 3 cranking cycles fuel pressure jumped ...
2004 GMC Savana 3500 6.0L alignment VIN: 1GDHG31U64
when we replaced the inner right tie rod end we noticed that the threads into its outer tie rod were nearly bottomed out. and on the left side the tie rod end was barely attached, lots of exposed threads. after putting in the new parts the problem is now even ...
2006 Mazda 3 i 2.0L starting and speedo VIN: JM1BK12F56
Car came in from other shop that could not start vehicle we disconnected power steering system and reflased pcm. pcm would not take reflash procided to replace pcm.Vehicle would now start and drive but no speedo but to reflash was annoying took us like 20 time...
2006 Nissan Altima SL 3.5L secondary timing chain tensioners VIN: 1N4BL11EX6
I have a question about the secondary timing chain tensioners. There is a updated parts list as I am sure you all know about. This parts list also includes secondary tensioner plastic shoes. They are not changing the complete tensioner just the shoes. The pis...
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Starting VIN: 4S3BG6855X
This 99 Subaru Legacy Outback, 2.5 DOHC came in for a head gasket replacement. After we put it back together, it ran perfectly, but then died on the road. When the owner towed it back, it would not start up. We checked first for spark, and to our dismay there ...
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation
poor performance at start from stop. poor idle Trouble codes: P0172

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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDS13S44
Jasper sent us a new cam actuator/gear,we found a pry bar that would fit between the chain to keep the tensioner from ratcheting out,special tool is 300 dollars,ty wrapped intake gear to chain,used dial indicator to get tdc and lined up plated links about 14 r... Trouble codes: P0016, P0013.
1998 Dodge B3500 5.9L pedal travel VIN: 2B7LB31Z6W
We finally got back to this vehicle and based on the responses I received I blocked off the port on the master for the rear brakes and the pedal was solid, I had considered doing this before posting, but I assumed the result was going to be a solid pedal which...
2003 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES56C63
we have relapse the pcm and so fare so good so i think this one is fixed thanks for the replies!!! Trouble codes: P0499.
1986 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU15N3G
Kenneth from california., you were right on the money. It was the fuel pressure regulator. I in the many years of being in the automotive field., I never had a pressure regulator have a check valve designed in the pressure regulator. I knew it wasn't electrica...
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Power Steering VIN: 1FAFP55U73
Okay Guys, So here is what happened with the Taurus. We checked for the check valve in the rack, which was missing, so we got one from the local scrap yard and put it in. That solved the issue for about a week and the car came back. Next, we ran a complete new...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L shifting VIN: SAJDA01N81
The responses indicted problems with the valve body or servos and suggested that either an in car repair on the valve body or a full rebuild if the planetary gear set was found to be shedding brass particles when the valve body was removed. The customer was in...
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Excessive Emissions, No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GL48KX2
Due to the erratic readings and the actions of the PCM we are going to try a new PCM, have one on order will see if this is a fix. JG
2000 Mazda Millenia 2.3L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2228Y
Thanks for all the tips, I did not recheck valve timing as I had checked it 3 times when I installed the belt, all vacuum connections/tees were correct and undamaged, all connectors were in the correct locations and are keyed so they can only go in one solenoi... Trouble codes: P1526 (ABV Vacuum Solenoid Circuit Open or Short), P1540 (ABV Charge Pressure Out Of Range), P1524 (Charge Air cooler Bypass Circuit).
2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L 3-4 shift erratic shift VIN: 1GHDX03E03
Thank you guys for all the help the problem turned out to be a faulty three four clucth pack so a new trans was the fix. Thanks to all who gve ideas and advice your time was realy apreciated
1997 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF22K3V
confirmed missfire has gone away spoke with owner hasnt had any issues this past week added fuel dryer vehicle fixed.guess i was guilty of overthinking this one thanks for. the replies Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P0305.
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSP29M83
Thanks everyone for your advice. The issue was the anti shudder valve being coked up and sticking in the shut position.. I removed the whole assembly, decoked it and resealed it and it runs great. It's the first one I've seen with this malady. I expect I'll ...
2003 Volvo S80 T6 2.9L compression VIN: YV1TS91Z43
Thank you all for your help. I(machine shop) ended up replacing all the exhaust valves. Found them online for a pretty reasonable price which prevented the repair cost from getting out of hand. There is a eng ser # split in 03 apparently-this one uses the 6m...
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