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2003 Acura TL 3.2L Blend Door Actuator and AC Control Head
Costumer complaint: No warm air comes out of the vents. Initial Inspection: We noticed that with the vehicle fully warmed if I set the temperature knob to 60 deg. f. the blend door actuator will move to the full cold position and when the knob is set to 90 de...
2004 BMW 330Ci 3.0L convertible top VIN: WBABW53454
Does anybody out there know of a update or retrofit for the convertible top cover motor plastic cover.This is a common e46 convertible problem; The plastic goes on top holding the gears and the whole mecanism bends and binds making the convertible sequence sto...
2001 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L Stall VIN: 2CNBJ13C21
hello GM/SUZUKI techs, This beast has been giving me nightmares for a while now. It belongs to a friend of mine that went to fuel up and got about 4 gallons of water from the pump. Took it to the dealer for diagnostic and towed in to my hands when the dealer ...
1995 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L engine VIN: 2B3HD56F7S
started runnin a little heat,tow n to save engine.good low mileage veh with interminent coolin fan motors operation.when fans r on no problem but will not engage cooling fans w/o a/c on on its own.w/air on fans come on for a moment,there r times fans will stay...
2004 Dodge Stratus SE 2.7L Hesitation VIN: 1B3EL36R84
Would like to thank everyone now for any advice with this vehicle. Vehicle came in with two codes, p0201 and p0582. Problem is when you accelerate semi hard and engine approches 3000rpm's and is about to shift from 1st to 2nd gear you get what feels like a rev... Trouble codes: P0201, P0582
2007 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L Transmission VIN: 1FMCU94177
Customer came in complaining of 4wd lite flashing but vehicle is driving fine . We scanned the vehicle an obtained code p1825 (4x4 clutch circuit problem). I checked all data but did not find any code. Any help will be appreciated
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.4L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21R58
Replaced High Pressure Pump (HPP) 12000 miles ago with a ford reman. Truck was towed in and cranking pressure was about 2200. Sat over night and started the next morning. After it was warmed up it was hard to start. When scoping the injectors it showed 3, 7 & ...
2002 Nissan Xterra XE 3.3L Turn signals VIN: 5N1MD28Y52
This truck belongs to our office girl. I have spent several hours trying to unravel this mystery.I am down to a harness short or the aftermarket switch was junk! Does anyone know of a common spot for wires to rub through??
1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L traction off light VIN: 1G2HZ52K6S
I have a 95 pontiac sse with 3.8 v6, the mileage is actual, the traction off light is on as well as the hvac control which is electronic has the temp light flashing, pulled codes with tech 2 and have code 38 and code 76, no other codes, I have replaced the ebt...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
2005 BMW 325i 2.5L genaral control unit VIN: WBAEV33405
sorry but i dont really know what happened with this car as the owner sent it to the dealer. as soon as i talk with the owner i will add to this. thanks to everybody.
2008 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GCFH15448
Thank you all for your help. Replaced both catylitic converters and the problem is solved. You all are the best! Trouble codes: 300.
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 5.7L convertor VIN: 1D7HU18D54
thanks for all the tips. most had already been tried. Not throwing any codes now but still cycling. Jasper was very slow to respond and would not ok any -other than miner checks-"scan/drive/pull pan & visual check/until they got the last trans tore down."10 ...
2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Cuts out VIN: WD0BD64456
I can't believe an EGR valve can cause this concern but it did. When you separated it to replace noticed a small pastiche piece inside the valve broken in two this was most likely jamming through valve. Because the valve faulted it sets this vehicle into limp ... Trouble codes: P2511, P2359 (Turbo).
2009 Dodge Charger SE 2.7L timing chain VIN: 2B3KA43DX9
The Golden links on the chain helped. There is no DOT mark on the Crank but it is a Groove Notch on the Gear base. I don't know when Chrysler will learn how to make cars . Thanks a Million for replies
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FTYR10U72
Thank you for all of your responses. I cleaned up the throttle body and reset the kam. I sent the Vehicle down the road. I spoke to the owner yesterday and the vehicle has still not out out or stumbled at Idle.
2002 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali 6.0L Low beam headlights VIN: 1GKFK66U02
I got this one fixed Friday as well. Thanks for all the help it ended up being a bad connection at the fuse panel under the hood. The yellow wire that is the ground path for the low beam headlights goes from the headlight to the fuse panel, through the panel t...
2005 Jaguar S-Type Sport 4.2L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJWA01U05
This Jag is not fixed, I still have it, but I will close the help request, (when) I finally fix it I will re-submitt a fix! Wish me luck! Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel rail pressure sensor a circuit), P0299 (Post converter fuel trim rich-b2), P0297 (Post converter fuel trim rich-b1), P1260 (Theft detected), P1582 (Flight recorder data stored).
1991 Nissan D21 2.4L all gears
Tom, Robert, Jamie, Jerry and Lance. Thank you for you useful input. Lance hit it on the head. Broken fingers on the clutch.
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L A no start condition VIN: 3VWCF21C8Y
Thanks for all who replied. It is possible for for the timing belt to shread itself - and not have valve to piston damage. I just witnessed this one to be so. Most would not believe that I knew how to check and seat engine valves. or That I already had t...
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