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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Low power VIN: WBADM6333X
OK BMW guys, I have put my self in a hole here. 99 528i with an M52tu, started off as head gasket and coolant passing through cracks at the intake valves, sent head out for repair, timeserted all the head bolt threads and re-assembled the engine. Started up en... Trouble codes: P1397 (Camshaft position sensor B circuit)
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1992 Chevrolet S10 4.3L engine stall VIN: 1GCCT14Z5N
Engine will start run for couple of seconds then die
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21P64
First off I am a diesel Marine Technician, but have found IATN to be a great research tool. Unfortunately, I own a 2004 Ford F-250 with a 2003 6.0 and have been having a multitude of issues lately. I recently had a situation where the FICM was only producing a... Trouble codes: P2290 (Icp pressure low)
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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...
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L sencer VIN: SAJEA51D52
please help i have a jaguar xtype that has a hesatation when taking off at a high speed. it dose have a eng light on thats saying a bad knock senser. i was told that most of the time that replacing the knock sencer it dose not fix the problem... any ideas was ...
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2003 Nissan Frontier SVE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6MD29Y83
With the help of Identifix tech line we determined the Tcm was not providing voltage back to the Pcm and caused code to set. Replaced the Tcm with a used unit and had it programmed by the Dealer and now we have 14 codes in the Pcm with no codes in the Tcm. Aft... Trouble codes: 14, C0DES
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1993 Pontiac Grand Am GT 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NW14A3P
Ok so this 93 grand am comes in from another shop were the engine was replaced and they couldn't get it running.brought the car in and looked like it had been sitting for along time.check fuel pressure-no pressure check power and ground ok.replace fuel pump no...
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2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L No Start, Stall VIN: YV1TS94D31
no spark, no fuel pump op, no inj . Do not have volvo scanner, generic shows no codes. 1st turn of key shows bump in engine rpm on graph, starter cuts off. next turn of key rpm on graph flat, cranks normal. tach above 200 rpm during cranking event always. remo...
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1988 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2GCEK19K5J
Well, I tryed all your great tips, plus I had a donor truck to swap parts from,but after going through all the great tips and ideas, i did't fix the truck. The IAC counts show the 130-140 range but the IAC stays retracked.Tryed ECM recheked grounds and wiring ...
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L oil pan VIN: 2GCEK19RXW
thanks for all the input. first of all, I may not have been clear in my post. I changed the oil pan gasket due to a small leak in the rear, then had a larger leak in the front. Alot of the replies were for oil pan or front cover issues, so i decided to replace...
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Shift Module VIN: 1GNDT13WXY
It turned out to be the vacuum solenoid on the back of the motor in front of the distributor!Replaced the solenoid.turned the key on the #15 fuse did not blow out like before.Test drove checked 4WD operation the 4Wd switch engaged in all gears!
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2007 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Controls VIN: 1D4GP25R47
Thanks for the replies. Considering the work involved to repair this vehicle I was skeptical on how easy the calibration said it was. Well it was easy and exactly as described. After connecting the battery, turning the key, press and hold the rear wipe/wash an...
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2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FAFP53U22
well tech fans heres the scoop. turns out the problem is in the AC circuit violet wire from heater controller to computer. when this is energized the computer shorts out stalling vehicle and a no start problem. unplugged for now so she can use defroster . the...
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2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L electric thermostat VIN: 1FTYR10D82
First thanks to all who replied. The fix was a combination of a bad cyl. temp sensor, bad eng. and ecm grounds. The cyl. head temp sensor seems to be key to the way the ecm controls current to the t-stat. and temp display on the scan tool. The bad grounds onl...
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2007 Mercury Milan 2.3L compressor
Customer did not want to pay for labor to remove dash to access evap temp switch.
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2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Wipers, Radio, Blower VIN: WMWRH335X7
THERE WAS A SHORTED WIRING IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT CAUSING IT TO LOSE MODULE COMUNICATION AND ERRATIC OPERATION REPAIRED WIRING AND TESTED OPERATION O.K.
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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L timming belt area VIN: 4A3AC84H03
thanks for all that helped. We put in a timing belt kit (belt,tensioners,water pump etc.) and that seems to have worked so far.
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Crankcase VIN: WVWAC63B91
Sorry for the delay in closing this request. Thanks to all who replied. Sure enough, removed the intake manifold & found all the breather tubes broken & plugged up. Replaced as needed & all is well. Thanks again.
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