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2008 BMW M3 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSWD93588
Bmw techs I need your help. This 08 E92 kept getting secondary air codes for one bank only. Therefore I replaced both valves and the sensor hose which was a big job. It worked fine for about a 1k miles and now it has returned with same problem. If the pump is ... Trouble codes: 27B1
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2007 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.2L power door locks mirrors VIN: 1G1ZS58F97
To the GM gurus, I ve recently had the pleasure of working on my first two 2006-7 Chevy Malibus recently(in the span of two weeks) and noticed that both had the exact same problem with all the power door locks and mirrors being 100% DOA. Key fobs included. It...
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2004 Chrysler Town & Country 3.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GP45RX4
Hello everyone I need help! I have this Town & country that is taking me for a trip!! Came in w/P0304 cylinder 4 misfire. I verified cylinder misfire w/Verus scanner at idle in drive while stopped! Give it a little gas & misfire is gone! I have checked everyth... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire detected)
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2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L Hesitation, Rpm VIN: 1B3ES46C6Y
Hi guy's.. I need help with my own car.. appreciate all replies to my problem and questions.. my neon shakes bad with air on or just in gear & stopped.. I noticed the idle is 675 at idle, in park, air off, no shake at all, been like this ever since I owned the...
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2002 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L camshaft bearing cap VIN: 1FAFP42X22
I noticed a crack in the driver side rear Cam Bearing Cap on vehicle while changing the valve seals on this 2V. I Don't think I caused the crack but I cant be 100% sure. I am wondering if anyone else has seen this and what type of damage this may cause. Also C...
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L flexplate VIN: 1FTWW33P96
Truck was brought to shop on wrecker. Starter will spin but engine does not turn. Customer was driving at freeway speed unloaded and vehicle stopped moving engine still running. When shut off would not restart. Removed transmission and found flexplate broken o...
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2008 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on
ok this my first post on atn so sorry if its not a good one i just wanted to post this nightmare in case anyone had the same problem,this truck will drive fine most of the time but ever once in a while it start to bogg out and stall sometimes it will start bac... Trouble codes: P0191
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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Left intake cam VIN: 5NMSG13D57
I got this really clean low mileage Santa Fe in with misfire codes on all 3 cyl of the left bank,P0302,P0304,P0306,and a cam correlation code (It was erased by somebody else when I got it so I dont have a code number). Compression was about 75PSI an all three ...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L ESP-BAS blinking VIN: 4JGAB57E34
After regular Oil Service and service counter rest the BAS - ESP light started blinking during final road test. There are ETC , ESM , ME2 , AAM , EAM , ICM and AAC module with CAN no communication problem. Reset with SDS did not clear system
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2006 Nissan 350Z 3.5L clutch pedal
Vehicle towed to us with clutch pedal to the floor. Removed transmission found the clutch disc melted to the flywheel, throwout bearing seized, and almost black fluid in the clutch master cylinder. Customer states she got stuck in 2 feet of mud and tried her b...
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2000 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L Trans VIN: 1GHDT13W5Y
I'm not familiar with all wheel drive. Car is out of town and trying to get it back to test with scanner. Wont run over 15 mph and she says it is not shifting. I hear there are some possible tricks of unplugging transfer case and it may run good enough to get ...
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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT2 3.8L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2G2WS52274
On test drive, after gaskets replaced, I noticed a slight hesitation(flat spot) at 1900 RPM. I grabbed my Solus and drove it again monitoring APP and throttle position, nothing wrong showed up. I've found out you can make it act up in the stall by power brakin...
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2002 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 4S3BH64542
Hello. I Have this subaru that came in with a check engine light on and the idle dropping down. I pulled codes and found 3 codes stored. P0130 air fuel range performance lean, P0171 system lean, P1697 idle control problem.I cleared the codes and test drove and...
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2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4T1BF28B9Y
Avalon came in with VVT Bank 2 fault code, P1354. Oil was a bit below safe mark, 3500 over oil due mileage. I figured an oil change would probably fix it. I then used scanner to control VVT solenoids. Bank 1 worked without fault, car would start to stall every... Trouble codes: P1354 (VVT Fault Bank 2)
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2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0L No Start VIN: JTEBU14R93
Hey, we just spent 16 hours re and re engine from this four-runner. Purchased a very low mileage engine from a 2007 Tacoma. My tech. had to exchange on critical sensor, the cam sensor. this engine had a three wire and our a two wire, I assumed the third wire w...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSD29M7Y
Intermittantly, immediately after start up it stutters for a few seconds then runs fines, and when this happens it throws a p1340 cam/crank code. I have several scope events of the cam and crank sensors. There is no hiccup or correlation problem ever. Looking ... Trouble codes: P1340
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2005 Chevrolet C4500 Kodiak C4C042 6.6L fuel VIN: 1GBE4C3255
I have stop diagnostic time due to lock of special tools I have found the cylinder that was creating the black smoke but replace that injector and did not fix anything so there for I stop.
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2008 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L oil pressure VIN: 1D7HU18N28
thanx for the help fella's,after inspecting the main bearings and seeing the damage the vehicle owner has decided to install a used engine,again thanx and GODBLESS,OTIS from TEXAS.
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2010 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Battery VIN: 1FAHP3FN1A
I am going to have to close this w/o a fix for now. I installed a new A/C clutch relay as suggested, and so far the battery is not going dead, but it is too early to call it a fix. After a lengthy interrogation of the customer (again), I don't think that there...
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L ECM Lock Out VIN: JN8DR09XX1
thank you everyone for the input, i am going to check for a lock smith first and then off to dealer, i have keep the customer in the loop on this and they're just happy i'm not the dealer, i will post on my cost etcetera,,,you all have a great week,
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2000 Saturn SL1 1.9L No 2nd 3rd VIN: 1G8ZG5283Y
Hello everyone and thanks for the input. This one was a brainfart on my part. I looked down at the cables under the hood but inexplicably, I did not see that the lower cable had shredded and was pulling way from the trans, exposing metal strands. A new set ...
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2003 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L fuel VIN: 4T1BF30K43
Sorry for the delay, thanks to all who replied. It was a defective egr control solenoid. I replaced the valve as well. It was tough to catch since the customer told me it would only act up after driving 10 miles. I did drive for about that distance with the sc...
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Cuts out VIN: YV1VS295X1
Unfortunately I am going to have to close this post without a fix because the customer needed the car so they took it the way it is but I had a lot of really good replies so hopefully they could help somebody else in the future. I spent a lot of time on this c...
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