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1999 Acura EL 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2HHMB4546X
Thank you techs for any help you can provide. I have this 1.6 acura el( honda civic ) That has me a little stumpes. It came to me for a surging idle when warmed up. Typical idle control valve issue I suspected. When I opened the hood I heard a vacuum leak and ...
2006 BMW 750Li 4.8L Timing VIN: WBAHN83526
Vehicle came in was smoking rebuild engine no more smoking, But I getting code 2A8E and 2A8F tooth off set intake cam to crank gear , checked timing 3 times with tool perfect replace intake sensors same problem pulled out the Vanos cleaned and installed same p...
2001 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L idle VIN: 1545616541
Thanks in advance guys. I recently got a problem child from another shop. Its an 01 deville dts. It had numerous codes and the only one left is po507. thus far i have replaced all of the above items. i have also disconnected the battery for 30 mins and perform...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Misfire VIN: 2B7HB11YX2
I have tested everything I can think of.At an idle only the engine misfires on cylinders #3 & #4 . Off idle runs great,no misfires.I have smoked engine for vacuum leaks and repaired the evap hose at throttle body with no change.Tested fuel quality and alcohol ... Trouble codes: P0303 (Misfire cylinder 3), P0304 (Misfire cylinder 4)
2004 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L No Start VIN: 1D7HG38N74
Got an unusual problem ...No fuel pressure at test port.. Check wiring to fuel pump plug .OK. check continuity from plug to motor...OK,removed fuel pump & bench tested & it pumps... Had a new pump in stock so I put new one in but still no pressure at gauge...P...
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDF1823V
The sensor comes on very slow, and never goes over .3 of a volt.It does not respond to carb clean when trying to force it rich. I suspect a wiring problem, pulled the harness apart and found nothing. Not ready to swap computers just yet. Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P1131
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L fuel leak VIN: 3FTNW20F11
Thanks for the help. I'm not a diesel tech but this customer asked if we could help. Some of you who are familiar with a 7.3 probably will know this. There is a fuel leak at the rear of Fuel filter assembly. It's kind of hard to see without putting a mirror do...
2006 Infiniti G35 3.5L No Start VIN: JNKCV51E46
Hi all I have this G35 here and I need some help with this vehicle. I cant seem to get the smart key programmed. This vehicle was in an accident and the current owner bought it from the auction like this. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated. the custo... Trouble codes: B2013 (b2128-), B2128 (p1610-), P1610 (p1611-), P1611 (p1614-), P1614 (p0340-), P0340
1988 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1JCML7817J
Hi customer complaint- vhicle stalls and will not restart for a few minutes (will crank over). vehicle cuts out like key is turned off very briefly. Idle very rough, unstable, and rolling. Fixed idle issue by repairing vacuum leaks and replace bad o2s. With sc...
1979 Saab 900 EMS 2.0L water pump
Can't find anything on line as far as pictures of engine,mainly water pump replavment.Seems to be a distributer type pump,shaft/gear assymbly going though block.did find a part listed on car quest for 300 but need an saab tech or old timer to help me determine...
1996 Toyota T100 DLX 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT4TN12D8T
Hey guys i got this truck couple days ago with the check engine light on,the truck runs fine but customer wants to fix check engine light,has a p1700 which indicates that has vehicle speed sensor #2 problem,so i scan computer no speed signal,i check for gorund... Trouble codes: P1700
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L injection pump VIN: 3VWCP21C41
I have this beetle that was towed in to my shop with a bad alternator, I noticed a fuel leak coming from the top cover of the injection pump dripping down on the alternator. I called the dealer and they tell me a gasket is not available for the cover and that ...

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2004 BMW 325xi 2.5L oil pressure VIN: WBAEU33434
Very interesting resolution to this problem: what stopped the oil pressure light flickering at idle on this BMW was a modification to the connector to the oil pressure switch. The connector from the harness side has two female openings, only one of which has ...
2002 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L No Start VIN: 2G1FP32G12
Vehicle has been fixed.sorry for long delay not primary car for customer and got time will put more test rresults.vehicle had one of those magnetic alarms that would act up.removed the device and all is well.thanks for all use full info
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 5.3L piston VIN: 3GCEK13399
Vito, you are pointing my problem correctly. I was vey confused because some said, “Pull out the engine”, some said, “can do that in vehicle” before starting this job. Customer’s complaint is oil consumption. I found the GM TSB: 10-06-01-008. For the oil consu...
2008 Dodge Ram 2500 SXT 6.7L no power VIN: 3D7KR28A68
Thanks for all the tech help. It ended up being the delta presure sensor that monitores the dpf filter. It tested fine but intermittenly senseing that the dpf was pluged. It may of been damaged when the truck came in as a no start and the dpf was pluged so... Trouble codes: P242F, P1451.
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L 4x4 engagement VIN: 1FTZF1825X
Thank you everyone. This one is finally cured. I had a broken wire over the top of the transfer case that fed the 4X4 activation switch (on transfer case). My problem with repairing this was getting a complete wiring diagram for the gem module that finally led...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L battery VIN: WDBRF40J23
Well after disconnecting everything in the car and then disconnecting the fuse block by the battery in the engine compartment I still had a massive draw. I disconnected the alternator and starter no change, I then did a continuity test between the POS cable an...
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L No Start VIN: 5N1AR18U95
Morning all. Thanks for all that took the time to help. What I found was, firstly we had a faulty key, after replacing it I found that I had some of the same symptoms, I went further and found that the NATS module was damaged by the locksmith who was looking a... Trouble codes: P1610 (Lock Mode), P1614 (Chain of Immu), P16FF.
2010 Nissan Rogue S 2.5L Horn, cruise control, and radio controls VIN: JN8AS5MV3A
Sorry guys!! I was chasing the wrong wire, go figure! You guys were right, it was the clockspring. Sometimes you gotta stop, look at the big picture and re-evaluate the situation. I should of been looking at the gray wire not the green one. Again, thanks f...
2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L Transfer case VIN: WP1AB29P64
Ist servo motor from WP was defective,and needed updated module as per Porsche tsb for code 2039.This was not immediately throwing this code so that explains my confusion.So in a nut shell replace module and servo motor when you encounter this problem.
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