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2004 BMW 325i 2.5L Misfire VIN: WBAET37414
vehicle came in with coolant tank leak and complaint of misfire when going uphill had misfire codes and airflow codes secondary air code. found air tube taped up replaced still misfires on hard accelerations .kicks p0305 p0306 and air flow codes. replaced spar... Trouble codes: P0305, P0306, P0300
2007 Cadillac SRX 3.6L MIL Lamp on, Low power mode VIN: 1GYEE63757
Very good customer called while on a long weekend trip. Vehilcle would slow to 20 MPH, Check Engine Light would come on, LOW POWER MODE message. I advised him to turn off the Ignition, give it a minute to relearn, then proceed to his destination, and back home... Trouble codes: 2138
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 3.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1D7HA16K13
This truck came in with an intermittent stalling issue. It had code P0340. We replaced the camshaft sensor without checking anything and sent it down the road. Two weeks later it came back with complaint of after 4 hours the truck would run bad and check engin...
1986 Ford LTD Country Squire 5.0L No Start VIN: 2FABP43F5G
Hi all.This car is a pain-should be so easy.The car won't start cold only-once outside or engine temp warms up it starts and runs fine.It shows no spark and occasionly no inj.pulse when it doesn't start,at times I cant talk to comp.If you pull spout it will st...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L engine VIN: 1FTNX21F41
Thank you for all your help in advance. Truck came to me over heating & running bad. Fixed the overheating it was the oil cooler also found water in the oil. Truck has no power you step on the gas and the truck can barly pull it self forward.Ran the cylinder c...
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L 2-3,3-4 shift VIN: 1HGCG5643X
Good morning all.My problem with this car is the computer is not commanding a 2-3 or 3-4 upshift. When it does command the shift it happens about 30 seconds after shifting to second and will shift 2-3 and 3-4. When i downshift and upshift it will work fine unt...
2005 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KMHWF35H95
Howdy Hyundai Guys! 04 Sonata. After refueling very hard to restart, unstable fast idle, radical fluctuation like a massive intake leak! No codes present or pending, and no excessive fuel smell. Fuel pressure normal. Gas cap holding pressure. No leaks found in...
1994 Infiniti J30 3.0L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JNKAY21D5R
hello to all i need some help please. I have this beauty of a vehicle here that is giving me fits. Originally came in with no start condition. We checked it found no codes ( well code 55 system ok) and 10 psi fuel pressure replaced fuel pump and it fired right... Trouble codes: 55 (System ok)
1999 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 4M2ZU54E4X
Hello everyone. Have this mountaineer Im trying to sort out for our alignment man here at the shop. He put all parts listed on it and still not fixed. He says very intermittently while driving at 30 or above the power just drops off and misfires and sputters t... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean), P0174 (Bank 2 lean)
2003 Saturn L200 2.2L instrument VIN: 1G8JU54F43
has anyone seen the dash cluster back lights go out after about 10 minutes?? we have pulled on harnesses and tapped on the cluster but no change... all fuses are good... does not change at all... let me know of any ideas.. thanks... andy cleveland oh..
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Electronic VIN: 3VWSG69M91
2001 Jetta, code shown P0740 - TCC, please i just want image of this valve body and this solenoid location pointing to it, i will like to replace it, so i needed someone to show me image of the valve body with the solenoid arrow showing to it. thank you
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L power windows VIN: WVWSB61J02
Here we go again. I am posting for another tech in the shop, so most of this information is second hand. I have spent little time touching the car, but have acted as a sounding board for the tech who is doing the work. The customer states: "The windows only ...

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2002 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L domelight/prndle VIN: 1G4CW54K82
We really appreciate all the help and responses to this problem. We ran through all the tests that were suggested, checked this thing til our tech lost the last bit of hair he had and we were not able to pin point the problem. Customer advises he will bring it...
2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L gauges VIN: 1GNDT13S96
thanks to all,special thanks to richard [...]. by watching scanner communication when connecting modules when is lost connection i knew the problem was driver door module.checked power at d4 orange wire and had only one volt,checked circuit breaker under rear ...
2006 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EL46X06
Thanks for all the excellent responses, the fix was a corroded temp sensor and connector, replaced both and the code has not returned. Trouble codes: P0128 (coolant temp too low for closed loop).
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 TRX4 5.7L Headlamps flicker VIN: 1D7HU18206
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. I recieved a few replies and it appears that headlamp switches and the integrated power modules have some issues. This one ended up having a failure in the turn signal/dimmer switch. We found, when we could get it to ...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP58U41
Thank you to all who took the time to offer advice. You guys are GREAT ! However it turned out to be the current after market adage, Just because it is a new part does not mean it is a good part ! Had Parts house warranty with a new alternator and all is well....
2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L Engine Replacement VIN: JHMES95653
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. Here goes. Remove the back seat and flip the large battery isolator switch to off and walk away to let the capacitors loose their voltage. Also disconnect the regular battery up front. Remove the panel behind the r...
2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L check engine light VIN: JTJGA31U94
Thanks to everyone and their input. I removed the Carquest belt that I had previuosly installed and installed a TOyota timing belt. I fought for awhile but fortunately I got it and it didnt set anymore codes.Thanks again guys
1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Stall VIN: 1N4BU31D3V
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. The fix on this one was a mass airflow sensor. I installed one and it has been fine since. Talked to the customer and it worked fine. Thanks, ROn
2008 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5L Hesitation VIN: JN8AS58V38
I'm sorry for not closing sooner. I was hoping for more info to close with. This vehicle had a warranty to 120k wich put it just out of warranty. It did indeed end up needing a trans that was done at the dealer. my assumption was that the car was in limp home ... Trouble codes: P0744, P0146 (B1s3 o2 sensor no activity).
1995 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Excessive Emissions
thank you , your info was very valuable, I did follow your advice and remove the throttle and clean up the small orifices the very small one was clogged up, and bingo I was able to have vacuum, than you again.
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