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1995 BMW 318i 1.8L dme ews key VIN: WBABK5326S
Hi guys. I have a 318i convertible. It has a bad dme, so I got another dme, ews and key from ebay ( a "kit") for $200. The car starts with the old dme but after 20 minutes gets a code for power supply and front oxy. sensor that I can't even clear. with the new...
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1998 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 6.5L Forward gear VIN: 1GCHK34FXW
The vehicle lost forward gear with the original trans. A used transmission was installed and it worked ok for a few weeks then lost forward gear again. We installed another lower mileage used transmission and it shifts ok but we want to make sure that there is...
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
This vehicle has a P0300 code, I have replaced the Spider assembly, Ignition wires, cap and rotor, spark plug and miss fire returns. Fuel pressure and all systems seem normal. Idles very rough and smooths out a little when accelerated. Trouble codes: P0300 (ramdom miss fire)
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, lack of power VIN: 3B7KC23711
Hello fellow techs, We have this Cummins powered Dodge that was brought to us in Feb. with complaints of extended start time and a drop in fuel mileage. It had a code PO230 relating to transfer pump failure, testing revealed it had a failed pump and we put in ...
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.7L Starting VIN: 1D7HU18D94
This vehicle will not crank over. I can remove the starter relay and jump the power to starter terminals and it will crank over but not start (with the key turned to the run position).There is also no spark during cranking. I have checked all the fuses and all...
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1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XL HD 5.4L Front brakes VIN: 1FDWE37L7W
When you drive van and apply brakes it tends to pull to left not hard but you can feel it. Coming to stop steering wheel turns to the left about a quarter turn. A lot of parts have been replaced and don't want to throw more parts at it like what has been going...
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2004 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L 1 gear VIN: 1FTRW14W94
Hello this Ford transmission has been giving me problems for several months now. Brought to our business with long shift between 2nd and 3rd. Recommended having transmission be sent out and gone through. Reinstalled after coming back from builder, right off th...
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2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L cylinder head gasket VIN: 1FMZU72K44
to all ford gurus out there. got this explorer that has cylinder # 4 misfire. it overheated and need to replaced the head gasket. have not done one and was wondering if i can just replaced the left bank head gasket by just timing the left side only with the sp...
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2005 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Headlights
I am trying to install a aftermarket daytime running light kit on this particular vehicle. It was manufactured and licensed in the United States and the owner is moving to Canada where daytime driving lights are mandatory. The kit itself is nothing more than a...
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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on
After installing plugs and cop's started truck and was running rough suspected problem with new aftermarket cop's so reinstalled the oem coils knowing they were good problem still exist. During repair had battery disconnected and ECM removed not sure if this w... Trouble codes: P0351 (p0354-), P0354 (p0355-), P0355 (p0356-), P0356 (p0358-), P0358
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1997 Honda Accord SE 2.2L compression VIN: 1HGCD5605V
car came in for valve cover gasket change. cranked and drove it into stall. changed valve cover gasket. car cranked ok but did not start. checked spark (good). checked fuel pressure (WNL). removed valve cover and number 1 timing cover - brought number 1 to TDC...
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2011 Nissan Versa 1.6 Base 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CC1AP9B
Hi, everybody. I appreciate your help in advance. I got this car that came with P2101 [electric throttle control function] it has no throttle response.the car idles fine.I reset the check engine light and the code comes back as soon as you start the car. I che... Trouble codes: P2101 (electric throttle control function)
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2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L tcc clutch VIN: 1NXBR32E25
why is the code still setting. test drove and the ts solenoid is getting signal and the rpm is changing. only about 100 rpm. when I get into tcc lockup the it goes into lockup at about 50 mph. then when even a freeway overpass it will kick out and will go back...
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Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2006 BMW 750Li 4.8L Engine VIN: WBAHN83536
Thanks to all that take time from their busy day to offer help.it was the cat it was partially clogged I believe due to long history of severe burning oil .
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1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L No Start VIN: 1G6KD52BXS
Thank you all for the replies. Several of you got me rethinking this problem and I indeed was on the wrong track. I have had other GM's with Pass Key issues in the past that did cause loss of injector drive, but in this case it was a bad MAP sensor. I had not ...
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2000 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Head light Door problem VIN: 1G1YY32G2Y
Hello All Thank you all for all the great reply, like most of you said the plastic Gear on both Motors was striped, when I looked on line I found a rebuild kit for Both motors at a good Price with a brass Gear, and saved the customer some expense, to rebui...
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2010 Chevrolet Corvette 6.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YD2DW2A
even though i am not working on this vehicle i consider it fixed. the transmission tunnel harness was compromised. gm fixed the harness to a steel bracket that seems to be about a foot long and bolted that bracket to the engine. the harness was attached wit... Trouble codes: P0641 (5 volt reference circuit A).
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2003 Ford Focus ZX5 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3FAFP37Z33
After putting on smoke machine found no leaks. Decided to to clean MAF again.After cleaning Maf cleared computer and put into relearn and code hasn't reset. Thanks for all the input it really helped in diagnosing. Trouble codes: P2274.
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2003 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Heater- A/C VIN: 2FAFP74W93
I am waiting for my friend to bring car back to me, I have a Dorman blend door motor waiting to install ... I am sure I have a stripped or broken gear in actuator, but I have been warned to verify free movement of the door inside the case. It appears I will h...
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2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCS11898
First off, thank you all for taking the time to help on this request. It's not easy sifting through the help requests and responding, but thanks again. The fix was a new timing chain, guides, tensioner, and VTC actuator. Read on for the long version. As ... Trouble codes: P1009, P0341.
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L compressor VIN: 3VWRE69M43
Thank you everyone for the replies and help. I was not able to look at the vehicle again in time to update the request but will surely add the fix when I am able to work on it again. The compressor coil is OK. That was the only other test I was able to achieve...
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