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2003 BMW 525i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBADT43443
Cutomers original complaint vehicle intermittenly stalls resarts ok I test drove 10 miles no problems parked in bay for couple hours. went to retart engine sarted then stalled restarted stalled again now cranks no start check engine light not on with key on. n...
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Shifting VIN: 2G1WF55K5Y
Hello GM transmission gurus. I don't normally work on transmissions and spend much of my day working on German cars so this one is a bit out of my league. However it belongs to my mother so what are ya gonna do? She told me she pulled up to a stop light with ...
2006 Chevrolet C5500 Kodiak C5E042 6.6L Fuel Gauge
Hi all, boss owns a 32ft United Specialties motorhome and the complaint is the fuel gauge reads empty prematurely, meaning when the gauge reads empty he still has 10-15 gallons of fuel left in the tanks. There are NO codes ever set or stored in PCM or any othe...
2006 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L lifter VIN: 1GCGG25V36
Hi out there I have a 4.8 that is in a 2006 Chevy Express 2500 van came in with ticking noise under valley pan so I replaced lifters, it is much better but still ticks at idling. Then remove oil pan to inspect, pick up tube was clean and then inspected main be...
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L not shifting VIN: 3B7KF23602
Thank you all for taking the time to read this. This Dodge is my own truck which makes it even better. My transmission was getting bad and I had a 1999 that worked great that I drove just 2 days before. I installed this in mine and it will not shift unless I s...
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Abs Module VIN: 1FTZX0725Y
truck was fine.didn`t use it for a couple days and module started humming and ran battery down.puled fuse and module stopped hummin.#102
2006 Ford Five Hundred Limited 3.0L Charging
Hello. Posting for another shop. P0622 alt charges corectly, on ids gen. Fault says no. Battery light comes on after 45 secs.
2009 GMC Savana 3500 6.0L brake pads VIN: 1GDJG31K89
This is a 14 passenger school bus if that helps any. When the brakes go the R/R goes metal to metal with the L/R at 20%. That is with only 9,000 miles driving. The bus does mostly highway driving with not a lot more than normal city stop and go. Open the brak...
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JN1DA31D12
Vehicle towed in. Found engine flooded, throttle body very dirty, and battery failed load test. Repaired vehicle and gave back to customer. 2 days later vehicle towed back in for same issue. Cleared flooded engine. After letting sit, attempted to start vehicle...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Starter VIN: WBADD6323W
I am calling this a fix since the original problem has been repaired. The secondary problem still exists but is in process. Once I read the original replies I decided I must have diagnosed the neutral safety switch incorrectly or I had some really odd proble...
2001 Chrysler Voyager LX 3.3L steering pump VIN: 1C4GJ45G31
Thank all of you who replied, much appreciated. The problem was like most said, the reservoir screen was plugged. The screen i took out was just a small part of the screen, which several people told me. I replaced the reservoir and flushed the system and refi...
2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FMYU96H16
Hello Techs, Thank you all. Yes the fill hole is on the left side behind the splash shield and I used Mercon V Thanks again Ric
2006 Ford E-250 5.4L Cuts out VIN: 1FTNE24L76
Wire burn by EGR tube, close to intake manifold and you have to lift manifold slightly to access Trouble codes: P0329, P061B.
2008 GMC Acadia SLE 3.6L Unknown VIN: 1GKER13738
Thank you all so very much for your intell and responses to my help request.Would also like to give a special thanks to all of you for not bashing me for my lack of knowledge on a/c systems.I plan too hit the books though this upcoming winter so I'm better pre...
1993 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L Brake Lites VIN: 1J4FY49S3P
WELL, folks, thanks for all the good advise,but the problem has been found and it all lays with the jeep diagram missing information. we removed the instrument cluster to try trace the white/tan wire. after removing same, it was found that the jeep has anothe...
1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.3L No Start VIN: 1G3AM51N7N
Just want to thank everyone who replied to my help request. The problem ended up being a combination of a vacuum leak, very badley flooded engine and intermediate glitch in maf. Disconnecting maf and injector harness was not enough to clear flooding. The exce...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Cam Timing VIN: 3VWCC21C9X
I finally got all the parts needed, back together, and running good. Cooling fan was operating intermittently and would kick on high for a few seconds when tapping on cooling fan module/relay. Replaced that, and temp switch in radiator for good measure. New oi...
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