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2004 BMW 545i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANB335X4
Hello, We have this 545 bmw. it came in with codes p0491 and p0492 and we found the air pump seized. replaced the air pump. cleared codes and after about 100 miles check engine light back on with same codes. verified that the fuse was not blown and the relay ... Trouble codes: P0491, P0492
2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Stall VIN: 2G1WH55K84
This car needs to be driven and fully warmed up, then shut off and hot soak for 15 - 20 min. Will then start, idle flares up and back down one time and stalls. Turn key off and start again and it will run fine. Fuel pressure holds steady at key off & stays at ...
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1GNDS13S04
This trailblazer has a intermittent stall at stop lights, and a throttle deceleration feel at cruse 45mph ish. No codes! I test drove and confirmed decel at a steadey state cruse, feels like A/C compressor turning off, very slight RPM drop. Could not duplicate...
2003 Dodge Dakota Sport 5.9L lock up portion of convertor VIN: 1D7HG38Z53
hi all and thanx for any help on this one. this is my brothers truck and the problem is going down the highway and say 75mph the convertor clutch will unlock for a split second and then lock back up. it may be happening at other times but this is when you can ...
1967 Ford Galaxie 500 4.7L Mechanical VIN: 7J56H10650
Engine appears to be rebuilt already, but I need to id the engine to get parts. or a way to found out.. the intake manifold and carburetor is aftermarket. my options are 4.7L 6.4L 7.0L... can anyone tell me the most probable engine and most popular engine in t...
1995 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 5.8L rear ac VIN: 1FMEE11H7S
This Ford van blows cold air in the front, but it seems the rear ac is stuck on heat, not just that it is not cooling, it is hot and is only blowing out the floor vents. I just spent a lot of time on Alldata to find out that it is vaccum controlled and it has ...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L abs, trac VIN: 1FBSS31L86
hello ya'll, would like to thank all you special techs in advance. i have a E350 van in our shop with a ABS and trac control light on the dash all the time. checked for codes and no codes present. tried two different scanners and still no codes. vehicle stops ...
1997 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L rear differential VIN: JHLRD1851V
customers complaint is noise when making a u turn road tested with customer and when turning steering hard left or right there is a high pitch squeal from rear of vehicle removed rear drums and inspected brakes no problems found installed chassis ears on rear ...
1994 Infiniti J30 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JNKAY21D9R
Thanks in advance for all of your help. My grandfathers car has failed smog as a gross polluter. The vehicle runs great at idle and high speeds. There is no smoke coming from the tail pipe. I have checked for codes and code 55 system passed is the only code pr... Trouble codes: 55 (system passed)
1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16 2.3L Air Condit VIN: WDBDA34D8G
We have no A/C compresor engagement and found that the ground side of the presure sensor is not available, we have removed most of the area surounding the HVAC controler but have not been able to figure out how to remove the control head for testing of the var...
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Antitheft VIN: 1N4DL01A1Y
Hellow fellow technicians I got a 2000 Nissan Altima 2.4 VIN [...] automatic transmission that the customer request all his key switchs to be replace,doors,truck and ignition.They were bougth at the dealer.Once installed we proceed to reprogram the...
2007 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L Mechanical VIN: 2T1BR32EX7
First time seeing this car and the issue is when engaging either drive and or reverse we have 1) no engagement 2) the grinding noise from the transmision is overwhelming,there is no noise in N or P we removed both axles to be sure there was no problem there an...
2001 Volvo V40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VW29561
this car failed inspection for p0171, so the customer google p0171, p0301 and found that a tune up and an o2 sensor would fix his problems, and they did! Kind of, the p0171/p0301 is long gone but NOW a p0133 is coming up, and this is were I come in. I research... Trouble codes: P0133, ECM28

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2006 Buick Lucerne CXS 4.6L drivers front window VIN: 1G4HE57Y16
thanks for all the help right after posting I rechecked wires in the door jam and found multiple wires broke I had a broken ground wires that I repaired and ran a new power wire and all works fine. I didn't think this would be the case seeing how the other win...
2008 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2A8HR54P28
One thing to mention, we replaced the intake manifold gasket, and both drivers said, only then did the problem happen. So something happened when the intake gaskets were replaced. We installed a new fuel injection harness, and there has been no problem since. ... Trouble codes: P0406 (EGR sensor circuit high), P0653 (sensor reference circuit high), P2127 (pedal position sensor 2 circuit low), P2138 (pedal position sensor 1/2 correlation).
2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WD0PD14456
Fixed!...Bad EGR. I swapped it with a good used. Thank You Winston,Robert and Ben. You guys were Right On about the EGR being a cause. I learned something from this. About2 weeks ago, I replaced a EGR, on a no start Ford 6.0. It started and ran great after.... Trouble codes: P2025 (Intake Pressure Sensor Too High), P2511 (EGR Circut High).
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L engine VIN: 5FNRL18993
The o-ring that seals the oil galley was the culprit. It was as flexible as glass. New o-ring. rear main, and sealed the housing. Customer is happy, cut him a break do to coincidence.
2005 Lexus RX330 3.3L battery VIN: 2T2HA31U55
replaced the bcm, car is fixed, just needed to man up and make the decision, thanks for your input and support in this tough one
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5L evaporator VIN: 1N4AL21E88
Thank you for all of your help. Most people pointed me in the direction of a evaporator temperature sensor/thermistor. I looked at the wiring diagram again and tracked down what is called the air intake sensor. This sensor looked like it went towards the ev...
2007 Toyota Prius Touring 1.5L ICE gas engine VIN: JTDKB20U17
I checked all the obvious stuff, even swapped a complete intake manifold with another Prius (very easy to do on Prius). Same problem. After talking to the owner turns out the vehicle had sat for almost a year and it was a company vehicle. Owner said who k...
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