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2004 BMW 320i 2.2L dsc VIN: WBAAS72000
dsc and brake lights on ,the car is without traction control ,scanned it and I got these codes 5e43,5e5b,5e24,5e20,04 I don't know where to start from although the codes points to a faulty abs pump ,I don't want to change it without being sure that it is the c...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19B55
Truck origannaly came in with code po 342 cam sensor signal low scoped sensor and found at times would lose signal.installed a new sensor from dealer and now we have a code po343 cam signal high.followed flow chart and one test says to check for shorted signal... Trouble codes: P0343
2008 Chrysler 300 (Car) Limited 3.5L Starter VIN: 2C3LK33G58
Vehicle is a no crank no start at times. It takes anywhere from 30 seconds to several minutes of trying to get the vehicle to turn over when condition occurs. I have tested the starting system. Found a lack of power and ground to control side of starter relay....
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTCR14U2T
Hi everyone As you can see I have a customers nightmare brought this truck to me so I scaned with modis came up with 1101 code replaced maf and air filter redid wire at maf sensor.Checked fuel trim ok o2 sensors seem to be ok checked fuel pressure ok So the pr... Trouble codes: 1101 (Mass air flow sensor)
1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1HGCG165XX
I have a 1999 honda accord that takes longer than usual to shift, and when it decides to shift into second gear, the engine just flares up. if I ease up on the throttle, it will shift. I checked all the speed sensors with a scope and got good signals. all the ...
1981 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L Misfire VIN: NDBAB30A7B
Hello, thanks for the help, 300D engine miss hot. I am a diesel newbee, just picked up this car for myself. Unknown history but it has been run on biodiesel. This car will start easy and idle fairly well, but after it warms up, it misses, shakes pretty ba...
2006 Mini Cooper 1.6L Key
Owner claim that after replace CAS, one of the key CA could not function properly, and the other one work fine. The working key inside the car can work without insert into key slot and driver are able to start engine by using the push start button. But the o...
2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Unknown VIN: WMWMF73527
After replacing cylinder head, head gasket, valve cover, and thermostat housing, vehicle seems to run fine, but quickly sets a check engine light: P0012 Cam Shaft Position Actuator. We have replaced vanos solenoid, vanso assembly and chain tensioner. Keeps thr...
2008 Porsche Cayenne S 4.8L Brake proportioning fault VIN: WP1AB29P78
Well Porsche guru's this one has us stumped. We have the dreaded "Brake proportioning fault" and stuck in "Park" scenario. After hours of troubleshooting we found transmission fluid migrating to the TCM (apparently a common problem and with VW Touregs as well)...
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Checkin Engine Light VIN: 4S3BG6853X
Calling all Subaru guys! I soley do Subaru repair and this one is kicking my butt! Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. P0302 & Occational P0304. Misfire on Cylinders 2 & 4. Obviously weird that it's one bank which is perplexing enough. Car has ver...

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2009 Acura MDX 3.7L battery VIN: 2HNYD28269
the cause was fuse17 its a single wire that powers the seat what it made it confusing was someone attach a blue tooth device to the single wire so every time i disconnect the seat i will have still have a draw due to the device been attach to the single wir...
1994 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2GCEK19K8R
I'll start first by saying thanks to everyone that replied. Sorry it took a bit to close this,and I forgot about a few details on orginal post. It is a stock vortec engine all the way. Since the engine was done by someone else I did check vavle timing with ...
2000 GMC Yukon Denali 5.7L wipers windows radio VIN: 1GKEK13R3Y
Hi all, the replies seemed to center on the BCM which turned out to be the problem. I replaced it with a used one and the only programing necessary was the remote. Turns out there are an old and a new style that year and also a base and luxury model, one of ...
2005 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.0L Air Suspension VIN: SALAE24425
Thanks to all that replied, there is a TSB in alldata. It was actually much easier than it looked.For some reason though the vehicle would not raise until I put it in gear and started to move. Also There were no error messages when finished, don't know why. ...
2002 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED59222
thanks for everyone that replied! I will let the customer drive it for a few days and will let everyone know what happens. Right not its running good. The problem is so intermittent. If the customer comes back I may try a good Trionic (ECM) thanks again mike Trouble codes: P0134, P1172, P1300.
2006 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L Compressor not working VIN: 5TELU42N56
Hello Friends Thank you all for the great replies, after checking the vehicle and all the replies i found that the dash has not been pulled out to replace the expansion valve, i called the local shop that worked on the vehicle and told them about the press...
2005 Volvo V70 2.4 2.4L MIL Lamp on
Thanks to all techs that replied. All of you that said it was the oil trap were correct. Ty again. I kind of had the feeling about the trap being clogged. It was a bear to get to. Again thank you all.
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