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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Engine VIN: WBAVB13526
Hello BMW Techs: I have this 07 325i, which came in on the hook, died on the road according to owner while driving. On cranking, it sounds like there was no compression, freewheeling. I checked compression and have two dead cylinders as you see. No noises whil...
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Mode Door VIN: 1GNEK13Z52
Can anybody help before I pull out what hair I have left which is not much. We tried to install a mode door motor.20 minutes right no dear god three hours later still sitting here looking at me.When I pulled the motor the mechenisam that controls the doors cam...
2006 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L guages wipers headlights abs VIN: 2A4GM68416
hello. I just replaced the engine in this vehicle due to a large hole in the side. new engine starts and runs well. noticed tach twitching. from 0 to 1 intermittently then temp guage started. all brake warnings came on and no throttle response hits rev limiter...
2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS 3.8L vacuum issue VIN: 4A4MN21S65
OK this one has two issues may or may not be related. When opening the hood their is oil on the top of the engine and inner hood. Could not figure out where it was coming from and still not sure because it is so high up and there is nothing there except the oi...
2008 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L mixture VIN: WVWZZZ3CZ8
after fitting timing belt customer took car after driving approx 45km engine check light came on,code 8583 bank 1 system to lean at idle sporadic no signsl/communication,tech backed tracked the repair,found no fault,check o ring seals in intake etc,car back af...
2010 Volkswagen Routan S 3.8L autostick does not activate VIN: 2V4RW4D12A
trying to determine why autostick system does not activate when the lever is moved left/right the trans remains in D no manual shifting allowed/activated

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2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3L Sunroof VIN: 1GNFK130X7
Thanks to all the replies, the customer elected to not have the car diagnosed at this time, all of the replies included the diagnostic plan from GM and I was able to finally find that info in my repair info.
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 5.3L Lake of power VIN: 3GCEK13337
Thanks for all guys, and sorry for little, you all were on right track that this engine was without DOD so ecu was cancelling the pulse on above cylenders, was very difficult to convence the customer that this engine is different than the orignal one,showed... Trouble codes: P3401 (CYLEDER 1 deactivate valve cicuit), P3425 (clynder 4 deactivation valve circuit), P3441 (clynder 6 deactivation solenoid circuit), P3449 (clynder 7 deactivation solenoid circuit).
2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FAHP53U14
Sometimes we get so deep into the repair that the obvious can be staring us in the face and we don't see it. After tearing the intake looking for leaks or whatever else ??? and finding nothing out of the ordinary, I put it all back together and started it up j... Trouble codes: P0300.
2005 GMC Canyon Z85 SL 3.5L battery VIN: 1GTDT19615
Most of the replies thought that the 52 mamp draw would be OK. After questioning the customer some more he was injured at work so did not start for 2 weeks and was making short trips (5 miles)after that. Michael from Utah said to check for a factory audio a...
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on
replaced spark plugs,for maintenance reasons. Found a "confirmed fix " on direct hit for p0171 MAF replacement and installed new MAF. Drove according to freeze frame,my scanner was not able to show me fuel pressure,but it has no problem full throttle,no longer... Trouble codes: P0171.
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