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2000 BMW 328i 2.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WBAAM5345Y
Greetings Bmw guru's. I have one that has me stumped. Vehicle came in with no power and a fault for inlet camshaft sensor and misfires. Replaced inlet camshaft sensor and also replaced oil filter housing gasket. Found a leak in the intake and repaired. Now the...
2006 BMW 530i 3.0L 4-5 shift VIN: WBANE73516
Took trans apart looked good did complete rebuild I steel have the same code 4f8a ratio monitoring gear shift 4-5 can someone help me. Thanks
2008 BMW Z4 Roadster 3.0i 3.0L Starter VIN: 4USBU33538
Intermitantly will not crank(no clicking) and then just start,checked battery and good,checked power to s terminal of starter and found that when starting getting full 12v,but when acts up only has .059v.checked all fuses and grounds.checked if recognizing key...
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNFK16Z23
Misfire under heavy throttle / engine load. This truck does a lot of towing (enclosed car trailer 6500lbs). If I am towing I will get a flashing check engine light on acceleration over about 3000rpm. Upon upshift or backing off on the throttle lamps goes out a... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple cylinder misfire)
2011 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Hydralic system VIN: 1GB3G3BG2B
Any help with this nightmare would be so very helpful to us . We had 8 techs knocking this back and forth for about a week .
2011 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L Engine VIN: 2B3CL5CT3B
Very poor heat. Customer says complaint started after timing chain was replaced for recall about 6 months ago but we don't know this for sure. Recently, the car was taken to the dealer to repair the heat and they recommended a heater core and thermostat, this ...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L ticking in first gear even with anti rattle clip VIN: 1FTPW14565
After overhaul I have this ticking (intermediate sprag) ticks when rolling forward only in first gear. I drove it over 5 miles to hwy speed and it shifted perfect. I can even push the vehicle forward and it ticks lick a watch?? I did notice two things also, it...
2010 Ford Transit Connect XL 2.0L Steering VIN: NM0LS7AN5A
I've replaced the rack twice, replaced the power steering pump with a OEM ford pump, and replaced the power steering pressure hose. The fluid foams up and overflows from reservoir. I've tried several different methods bleeding the system. Nothing seems to work...
2005 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L Traction Control VIN: 1GKEK13T25
Looking for some guidence on this just cause i have not come across this. The traction control comes in when first starting out like under 15mph or so, but you can drive threw it and it's fine. Checked for codes in all mods. None found grafed wheel speed sen.s...
2002 Mazda B3000 DS 3.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4YR16U62
I have this truck in my shop, and is eating my lunch, customer just buy the truck, so he bring it to the shop because has rough idle, but no SES ON ( check engine soon ) so I connect the scanner to check the data, and I see the my upstream o2 sensor at bank 1 ... Trouble codes: P1132, P0172
2001 Other European octavia 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: TMBCE41U21
Hi to all reading this. This vehicle came to the workshop with the MIL on. the owner has mentioned that prior to bringing it in, the car had an o2 sensor fitted by another garage because it had failed. This is a MAF engine - AQY engine code. VW 2 litre. Loo... Trouble codes: P, 0172 (system too rich)

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1990 BMW 325i 2.5L wiper motor VIN: WBABB230XL
The motor will come out without taking the blower or linkage out.I shoved the plastic cover hard into the left corner of plenum dropped the crank and was able to get all three motor bolts out.Thanks anyway Kevin
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5347Y
I'm closing this as I haven't been able to get the vehicle back yet. I'm excited to try several recommendations. Mostly to check the vacuum on the crankcase with the self made manometer. I think there are several presumptions that I have to make about the vehi... Trouble codes: P1188, P1189.
2008 BMW 128i 3.0L topcustomer pulled VIN: WBAUL73558
Thanks for the help. I am guessing the battery went dead during this event, so the windows do not work as well as having the top problem. THE FIX replace solenoid valve ( #2) in pump forcing the top with the ignition on caused the valve to get very hot. repl...
2005 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L 2-3 VIN: 1GCGG29V85
ok guys sorry for posting the fix this late. the problem was in the valve body, the 3-4 valve was stuck, once we pushed back to place everything started working normal. also the transmission temp was high around 218f so we installed a new cooler and temp went ...
2006 Ford Five Hundred SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on, VIN: 1FAHP23136
Replaced bad EGR valve assy. New parts mean different parts- not always good parts. Trouble codes: 107 (map), 109 (map).
2005 Hyundai XG350 3.5L Engine VIN: KMHFU45E15
I want to thank all the folks who replied to my request. I opted to go with a pull from the top. I have to say that it was not as difficult as some suggested. The hardest part was separating the engine from the trans, as the nub on the torque converter had sei...
2006 Kia Rio 1.6L valve train VIN: KNADE12356
i have fixed the car one way or another. when we put the head back on we replaced the cam followers and installed a new timing belt kit . once started the engine quieted down and has been fine since. thanks for the input .
1996 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L runs lean VIN: JT3GK12M7T
first let me thank all the people who replied. lost some time but learned a lot. it was a vacuum leak all along. we tried another maf. we had the egr blocked off. we replaced the computer with a used one which we had free use of for testing. we tested the o2s ...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WVWVD63B24
replaced 4 pieces, 1 the PCV 2 the Breather from oil housing to PCV 3 the Hose from PCV to Intake and the PRV pressure rebulating valve on the top of engine. Engine runs awesome Customer is amazed. Thanks so much guys... Also never really thought about the PC... Trouble codes: P0300.
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