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2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBAGN63464
trying to do valve and upper timing covers read need start lower/shorter bolts first with new grouments plug tubes how get bolts started i mean they are not close am i missing something? thanks Jerry
1991 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 2GCEC19K7M
This truck had sat for the last year with engine issues and how it ran before is unknown. Installed a rebuilt long block with all new gaskets, distributor, plugs, wires, etc. It will start up just fine, run for 5-10 seconds and either start surging really bad,...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA51411
This van is a new vehicle for us so we have little prior history on it except the customer stated the spark plugs have been replaced many times due to fouling. On initial scan p0171,p0174 fuel trim lean codes were present. short term and long term fuel trims m... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWPL7AJ5A
I had this car towed in from another shop they were at a dead end with this car. No very familiar with the Common rail diesels Customer says that while driving on freeway the car just turned off like the key was turned off. First thought was a injection pump...

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2006 Buick Terraza CX 3.5L Abs/Tac VIN: 5GADV23L86
This van is not fixed. Being the type of customer she is, I'd rather not get caught up in her drama. So not being able to verify an hard fault and the customer has no money to spend for repairs, I opted to just let this one go. maybe she'll find someone else t...
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GNEK13ZX2
Ok so the owner told me to go ahead and replace the crank sensor. 3 days later, crank no start again. I told told him to try another key. Same result. After turning the key on and off several times it started. Brought vehicle in without shutting off and checke...
2005 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Transmission Inop VIN: 1D4HB48N95
Thanks everyone for the replies is turned out to be stripped out splines on the torque convertor. sent out to local transmission shop and had it rebuilt, they gave me the stripped out piece for the customer. Said that the piece is powder metal that is press fo...
2000 GMC Jimmy Diamond Edition 4.3L blower /headlights VIN: 1GKDT13W5Y
thank,s to all, cust stats right rear tail light was also inop , so i went to rear tail light and found no power brown/ white wire/fuse good/pulled front driver seat pulled back carpit and ther thy where, 2 brown and white wires melted togeter, along with yel...
2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L cruise contol VIN: JF1SF635X1
thanks to everyone that helped. i found a used cruise control module and it fixed the problem.
2006 Volvo C70 T5 2.5L electric windows VIN: YV1MC68256
Hello everyone and thanks for bearing with me. This vehicle is not yet fixed. It is a stored-for-the-winter type vehicle belonging to a good friend of mine. It got brought in just before the weather here in NH started getting bad, and I was told I could pick a...
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