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1995 BMW 540i 4.0L No Start VIN: WBAHE632XS
So here we are floundering on this one. The owner bought this car out of state sight unseen and when it arrived he brought it over for us to check out for him. One of the things we noticed is there was no communication to scan for a check engine light. It also...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation, lack of power VIN: 1FTNW20P33
this is my buddies truck. his egr cooler ruptured and dumped coolant into exhaust. we found bad egr cooler. we replaced his cooler with a bypass unit and also installed a new oil cooler. we removed the glow plugs and purged the cylinders. once we got it starte...
2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L crankshaft VIN: KMHDN46D04
Front case seal blew out. I replaced seal, and it blew out again. Installed another seal, bought from dealer. Test oil pressure, had 125 psi @ 3000 rpm.Also noticed crankshaft end play is excessive, .144". How easy is it to replace thrust washers. Oil pan is o...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FT4859Y
vehicle originally came in and had p0340. could not verify or duplicate problem. customer wanted to change cam sensor any ways. cleared code and test drove. customer returns 3 days later mil on. this time p0301. the unusual thing is that in the freeze frame th... Trouble codes: P0301
2001 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L brake padle VIN: KNAFB12121
I have 2001 kia Sophia .replaced master cylinder dec 2012. car came in Tuesday no brake paddle.found no leak. replaced another master cylinder after bench bleed. bleed complete system.right rear wheel every time bleed air comes out. order another master cylind...
2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata Touring 2.0L keyless ignition VIN: JM1NC25F76
The Key FOB remote works fine for locking, unlocking the car & trunk by pushing the buttons on the FOB. The manual key works in the ignition, but the keyless functions were intermittent then failed completely. Replaced the battery in the FOB and no difference....
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L Transmission VIN: 4M2ZU86W42
Rebuilt this 5r55; installed bronze bushing kits in both servos, new OD planetary assembly and band, master rebuild kit. The planetary had exploded. Spent hours cleaning along the way, new TQ converter. On jack stands, it shifts from forward to reverse fine, b...
1998 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L MIL Lamp on
vehicle came in with a code p0402 according to the parts store generic scanner it said excessive egr flow. Customer declined egr diagnosis and we changed egr valve per customer request. Vehicle came back in 2 weeks with same code. During inspection we found da... Trouble codes: P0402
1993 Toyota T100 SR5 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT4VD20C3P
This truck got me asking IATN world for help. Guy wants to go hunting & this is his truck. he explanes to me that his Toyota likes to stall. Customer tried to install a fuel filter, broke the filter and caused a leak. so now my tern. first fixed the fuel leak,...
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L right side exterior lights VIN: 3VWRL71K29
all circuitry from the plugs on the rear of the VECM to the individual lights are good and work when powered up ,no power out of the mating pins on the VECM lights will work at times dtcs 00926 circuit 30 open and 00927 cicuit 30 right open are present and 009...
2006 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L timing belt/camtiming VIN: YV1RH59266
Doing a timing belt replacement with the tension and idler pulleys. I lined up the camshaft pulleys to the cut out marks in the top cover and marked the crankshaft cambelt drive gear pointer mark to the oil pump housing. Removed the timing belt before realizin...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2005 BMW 330xi 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBAEW53475
Thanks for all the help.We found hose to crankcase cracked.Simple fix with yuor help.Thanks again Mark
2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L engine VIN: 1G6DM57N63
I would like to think everyone for the time they took from their schedules to respond. What i found was the water pump leaking from the shaft and a little antifreeze must have cause the belt to jump time on bank one 1 3 5 cylinders.
2002 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L No Start, Hard start VIN: 2G1WH55K82
Well, this one went to the dealer and it's fixed. There was some kind misunderstanding between the customer and I on the problem we were dealing with. I was focusing on the start function problem and he was more concerned with the failure to start on the fir...
2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L L/F Axle Seal VIN: 1GNET16S45
We replaced the seal again with the genuine GM seal with RTV. No leaks! Possible bad GM seal?? Not sure what the problem was, but now we have no leaks. Thanks for the replies.
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L reverse and forward VIN: 1B7KC2362W
thanks guys for all your help, it turned out to be a bad fuel injection pump. I installed a rebuilt pump, cleared all DTC,s and now the Tranny works great.
2002 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L Valve train VIN: 2B3AD56MX2
Sorry about being late but found the problem. First of all I did not explain it very good. When I said the oil light did not come on, I met that it came on when the switch was first turned on (KOEO)but not when the engine was warmed up at idle. Thought the oil...
2012 Ford Escape XLS 2.5L Cam\Crank Timing VIN: 1FMCU0C71C
Thanks for all the replies-the reason the engine would not turn clockwise and stop was as per the directions-it had to be in NEUTRAL in order to turn the engine.The cams turned smoothly-so the cam holding tool was installed.Brought #1 up to TDC,installed the c...
2009 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 5.5L Suspension VIN: WDDDJ72X99
Thanks for all of the help on this one. Found that the Switching Valve that is located near the Compressor was the culprit. Replaced the Valve Block and the problem was solved. This Valve is a small junction block where all of the air lines meet. It has soleno...
1997 Toyota Tercel CE 1.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT2BC51L8V
This vehicle has had an oil change in the last 1000km's and condition looks good. Yes, the engine is tired, but compression numbers are good, probably because oil control rings are tired. Cat was replaced with an aftermarket model, but it was a larger cat with...
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