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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L xenon headlamp VIN: WBAET37483
appears R. headlamp assembly is New, removed inspected wiring for possible collision damage - none found, checked any fuses related to headlamp, only 2 fuses #9, #32 both 5amp and good. Have low beam left side, both flash to pass will come on, but NO highbeams...
2000 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L pcm VIN: 1Y1SK5280Y
thanks on advance to all the community im stuck with this car from another shop and my major problem is no communication with pcm checked voltage and ground to the dlc and yes I do have voltage and ground and since theres only one wire left it has to be for se...
2007 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.9L BPP sensor VIN: 1GNDU23117
This van had 2 codes, P0573 brake switch circuit 1 high voltage and P0703 brake switch circuit 2. P0703 was a history code. So replaced the brake pedal position sensor and recalibrated. But the customer returned. Customer complaint was “Warning message appeari...
2008 Chevrolet Uplander 3.9L Drivers side axle seal VIN: 1GBDV13148
Van came in for leak and found drivers side axle leaking. Replaced with genuine gm seal and still have leak. With axle shaft removed there is a stub shaft in the trans where the axle shaft slides onto. It moves a little bit if you shack it. Not sure if there i...
2007 Ford LCF C450 4.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 3FRLL45Z97
Need help guys.this truck came over heating complain.if going 75 mph with no a/c temp goes to 230deg and the temp light comes on,turn the a/c on temp gauge drop 5 to 10 deg and the light goes out.when slow down you can watch the gauge come down.if doing 60 mph...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L aux cooling fan VIN: 1J4GW58N6Y
Customer complaint is engine overheats. Could not get it to overheat until I took it out and turned the a/c on. Found the aux fan works when engine is cold but it slows down as the engine warms up. It will turn off at normal operating temps and not come back o...
2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L Replacing Head Gaskets VIN: 1N6AD07U16
Car was overheated badly, appears top seam of radiator burst then was driven into the red zone...Came to me w/ no start, had cam sensor code bank one p0340 fault(twice) also had two cyls low compression, 35 on #3, 50 on #4,around 120 on others. Looked in on cy...
2008 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.8L steering lock VIN: YS3FH51U38
Hi everyone, I have a faulty steering lock which is in lock mode. I cannot turn the wheel to remove air bag. Has anyone been able to remove lock without removing column? Thank you
1989 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy
Hello IATN people, This fine machine has been violated by 2 smog shops in town, and I see why. Now here we go, first this turd runs rich at 2500 rpm and idle, the o2 was hacked with twist connectors so I installed a new denso and started testing, I can drive t... Trouble codes: 24 (intake air temp sensor)
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JT2BG22K4Y
Got an unusual problem with a Camry here. Customer stated the car died while driving. They cranked it until it died, then tried to jump start it. They got it towed to the shop. I went out with a jump box, checked codes, none found. When cranking, it seems lik...

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2009 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.9L calipers VIN: 1GNDU23139
Thanks to all for your response.I had tried to explained that the basics were covered before posting ,but it seems that was not quite clear as many wrote about poss flex hose being a problem.It turned out to be BPMV that was at fault,Replaced with a used unit ...
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.9L Interior lighting VIN: 3D7KU28C84
This truck was a very tough nut to crack. The game got a little more understandable once I realized he wiring colors didn't match the schematic for an '04 entirely. A connector in the A pillar had '04 coming up from below, and '03 continuing upwards as the r...
2004 Ford Freestar SES 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire
when i first checked pcm for water didnt see any signs, however this time i did. used pcm took care of it. thanks for the help guys. guess my eyes are getting old and need to use magnifying glass more often. Trouble codes: P0171.
2007 Ford Fusion S 2.3L Misfire VIN: 3FAHP06Z47
Turned out to be a false misfire caused by the transmission shuddering in reverse. A transmission service and a bottle of Ford friction modifier solved the problem.Thanks to all who replied.
2003 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L alternator VIN: 1G8AZ52F13
Well my thoughts were correct, reman alternator s were the cause...Replaced alt with a used non rebuilt alt and problem gone. Watch out, I even tried one ac/Delco reman. Thanks for all who responded.
2007 Scion tC 2.4L whining noise VIN: JTKDE17747
Hi guys the customer choose to trade the vehicle in on a new one before I got a crack at fixing it. I'm sure the catalytic converter was the issue but I will never know. Thanks again Mike
2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5L evap temp VIN: 4S3BMBB64A
From other posts on the internet and from what a tech from our local subaru dealer said it looks to us like this may be the way it is supposed to work. However it does not cool like a/c should. some of the other posts on the internet (i agree with) say that if...
2004 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L Sonar Warning VIN: 5TDBA22CX4
I am closing this request as the customer decided not to repair it at this time. BUT, as a result of this post, I got 3 replies which answer and explain buzzer going off and climate control panel setting change complaints. Carlos from California indi...
1966 Volkswagen Beetle 1.3L Poor Idle Quality
Well, my carb cleaning & adjustment attempts definitely made the vehicle usable. The customer picked it up and was satisfied that it was working to his satisfaction. I personally would have liked to tinker with it some more, but I see it drive by the shop occa...
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