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2005 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBXPA93415
Thanks in advance. The vehicle came in with a cold start complaint, which we had witnessed and also for emissions failure for P0171 & P0172. I suspected vacuum leaks and found the oil separator in the PCV system was leaking using smoke test. I purchased new h... Trouble codes: 279C, 28B2, 2830 (DME Self Test Checksum), 27A1, 2796 (Throttle Valve Learn Values Incorrect), 274E
1989 Buick Reatta 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire
I appreciate any help here. I am stumped. This is my personal, daily driver vehicle. I really need to get this back and running since my 88 Toronado dumped another transmission! Two months ago, the car died and needed an ignition module and coil pack. Car ran...
1991 Chevrolet LLV 2.5L pushrod{s} VIN: 1GBSC10A2M
One week later it returned with #3 exhaust push rod off rocker but not bent.Put it back and ran engine with no valve cover for 20 minutes everything looks perfect.Inspected rockers pivots and pushrods and could find no defect.Could this be driver caused or a v...
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L power windows VIN: 1GCHK23607
Truck came in for new power mirror drivers side.(vandalism ) customer complained drivers front window was intermittent. mirror was replaced and drivers door switch replaced ( for window issue) after switch replacement drivers window works properly but nothing ...
1994 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMEU15N6R
This returned yesterday with a complaint of a rich running engine and poor fuel economy. Check ign timing and found only 10*. Remove spout and check and find same result. Run KOER self test and find no FC's, but timing does advance to 30*. Replaced TFI module ...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Lack of power VIN: 3FTNF21561
Looking for ideas on a V10 loss of power hesitations on Wot. Replaced fuel water was found inside. Fuel filter pump pressure is 30 Psi running key on 40. new Mass air, tps, two new coils. Droped cat for reason of smell, with and with out exhaust on. Ever time ...
2008 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L electric power steering
The power steering on this stops working when turned all the way either left or right. Sometimes it doesn't work at start up. The steering shaft torque sensor is available aftermarket but I can't find info on changing it. The dealer and the Mitchell web site s...
2012 Ford Focus SE 2.0L steering VIN: 1FAHP3K25C
This car was involved in a front end collision,my brother bougth it as is,then repaired (body,front end),at that time he didn't know that the electrical steering was innoperattive. (It has several codes in memory;P0001=fuel volume regulator control circuit pro...
2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Power steering pump
Customer came in with a PS noise. Found high pressure hose leak. Naturally recommend customer change both hose and pump (Honda hose,reman pump), bleed air thoroghly. Noise still stays. Got another reman pump, same thing. Finally got the new Honda one, together...
2007 Mazda CX-7 Touring 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire
Hi guys, I inherited this one and could use some help. Vehicle presented with a dead missfire on cylinder 2. Coils and plugs were switched and problem stayed on 2. So injector flush completed and upper intake clean done. Missfire 2 seemed to be gone road teste... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random missfire)
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L engine VIN: 1N4AL11D13
Hi I have this 2003 Nissan Altima 4 cyl, it will not start, It gives code for cam sensor, I replace the sensor will not start,but one time I disconnected the cam sensor ,it started and sound fine,any one has experience with same problem, can it be timing chain...
2009 Smart Fortwo Passion 1.0L Clutch? VIN: WMEEJ31X69
For any Smart car tech's. Our shop had one towed in after another shop had tried to rebuild it after what looked from pictures had dropped a valve. Vehicle had overheated numerous times after rebuild and when we received it was not drivable. After conversion w...
2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 5TDZA29C35
This Vehicle arrived with Check Engine Light on, Hard Start and lacking power since T-Belt Install 120kms Previously at another shop. Scan test showed only P0016, and P0018 only. I advised the customer that maybe the timing belt is off a tooth or two. Pulled c... Trouble codes: P2196, P0016, P0300 (Random Misfire)

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2.2L Dash Light VIN: 1G1AL55FX7
The problem of no dash lights is fixed. I had rented GM's Service Information and spent time studying all the circuits feeding and leaving the BCM. There are four plugs and a lot of wires. I identified all the circuits besides the feeds and grounds I had al...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L skim/keys VIN: 2C8GP64L31
OK, This one is fixed.I hired local mobile diagnostic guru Pete Landry, www.landrysmobilediagnostics.com, He spent several hours on it and came to the diagnostic decision that the SKIM module antenna was too far away from the head of the key, even though it wa...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTZR15V7X
Snap on stopped by and I bought the block test kit. And while the truck was cool it had changed the solution fairly quick. Once it warmed up it took it alittle longer so I'm suspecting maybe a cracked head as well. I was pretty sure that I was going the right ...
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L skim VIN: 1J4GL48K22
thank you for all of your help.the vehicle sold before i could get around to attempting to bypass keyless entry as i intended,however the customer was informed of the situation and said they would bring it here if it proves to be an annoyance (im certain it wi...
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