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2003 Acura TL 3.2L 3rd gear VIN: 19UUA56603
i have this TL that came to me with no 3rd gear and would freewheel after driving awhile, classic, needs rebuild, torn it down and did not find anything i usually see(most of these 3rd gear is burnt, the small filter screens are clogged up and the filter in th...
2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Unknown VIN: WA1YD64B02
Hello Audi specialists. Would anyone have an idea why fuse # 34 would randomly blow? We think we should be looking for a short.So many systems root back to fuse #34 I had ask for help.I tried another DEM and fuel pump relay.Of the relay,30 to 87a will (or is) ...
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3A4FY58B96
to all chrysler gurus out there. got this pt that's got me pulling my hair. has a p1603 code - pcm:- internal dual port ram commuication failure. got a used one and same thing. the trans is now in limp mode which wasn't the case before switching the computer. ... Trouble codes: P1603 (pcm- internal dual port ram commuication failure)
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L idle VIN: 2FMDA5144T
Hi guys this van we installed a motor with good heads its got a good upper and lower intake gasket we sprayer around for vaccuum leaks and none were found engine has rough idle surging has a code p0171 on the original MAF sensor that we are using on the new en...
2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L check engine light VIN: WMWMF73537
vehicle came to shop no start did have a low compression move the valve cover founded broken upper chain guide replacedthe timing chain guides tensioner still low compression on couple cylinders Founded carbon build up on the valves removed the head sent to ma...
2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L Fuel injection VIN: 1G3NL52E32
Thank you in advance for any help on this. Car came in with a no start witch turned in to a intermittent no start. When is wont start i have 58 lbs fuel pressure and spark but no injector Flash. Pin test at the PCM and no single come from the pcm. Does the pcm...
2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L Ignition Lock VIN: WP1AB29P14
Here we go guys. Vehicle came in with complaint of ignition key difficult to remove, Third brake lamp glows dimly when key is out of car and vehicle closed locked or unlocked. code for tiptronic terminal thirty no power. Code 1045 selector lever switch. Pwer d...
2001 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 4S3BH80611
car blew a radiator ( but wasn't allowed to majorly overheat), it was replaced and a new thermostat ,now car runs ok for quite a while but has excessive pressure in cooling system , the hoses get really hard and if car is allowed to idle for a long time it wil...
2004 Subaru Forester X 2.5L No Start VIN: JF1SG63674
Hi there and help. I don't have Subaru's that have problems with crank no fire so this one has be mystified. Intermittently, the customer will go to start and it cranks but won't start. I had it act up once and it would crank and even at times seems like it wa...

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2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L anti theft VIN: WBAGN63494
Hey gang!!! Thanks to all who read and responded. and yes. using my Autel Scanner to realign the E W S and D M E did the trick. By the way, we were originally checking out the E Box fan ( located under the R/F cabin filter ) and in the process of using the sc...
2006 BMW 525i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANE53546
The fix on this vehicle was to remove the throttle body and inspect the back side of the plate and bore. Although their wasn't anything stuck in the throttle plate it didn't look as if the plate was in it's usual rest stop as indicated by a slight carbon track... Trouble codes: 2CFB, 2D09.
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L low power VIN: 1FTSX21595
Determined that timing was being retarded possibly due to vehicle having engine tick, but will not know for sure because customer did not want to fix the tick without certainty that low power issue would be fixed. I could not be 100% that would fix it as all I...
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L Cuts out, bucks VIN: 1J4FY29P8V
Thanks for all the help. I checked all grounds, wiggle tested wiring, tap tested computer, check computer pins and connections and lubed. Tried tapping and heating crank sensor, all had no affect. I replaced crank sensor on Monday, which most replies sugges...
2007 Jeep Compass Limited 2.4L Stall VIN: 1J8FT57W57
Hello everyone and thanks to those that helped. We sent this vehicle to the dealer for a reprogram and the customer has not had any problems since the reflash. Thanks, Ron
1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBFA67E3P
okay. I borrowed a launch diagnostic system from a sister store. it communicated with the vehicle but there were no codes. I did notice however that with the key on engine off the mass air flow indicated 25 grams of air. I suspected a bad mass air. when r...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Command audio system VIN: WDBNG70J82
Ok group, As suspected, yes the Command control head was our problem. Prior to replacing it i did try jumping the amp, cd changer, and teleaid modules with a fiber optic loop, all one at a time. None of these modules being jumped gave me anything different i...
2006 Pontiac Torrent 3.4L No Start VIN: 2CKDL73F36
It is still not fixed, but has been at the dealership for several weeks. Supposedly GM is writing a new program for it, according to the dealership. We shall see what happens, I'll try to remember to post an update later since I need t close this now. Trouble codes: U0140, P0713, P0633, P1819.
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