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2007 BMW 328i 3.0L Disa VIN: WBAVC535X7
Recieved vehilce from and was told vehicle ran poorly and mil lamp was on. Scanned car with icom and found two trouble codes. 2aac for variable intake system valve number two and cylinder 4 misfire. Performed a test on valve and saw a difference between the se...
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2010 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L no heat VIN: 1GB6G3BG6A
replaced heater core due to leakage, cannot get proper heat from front heater unless its inside the shop, aux heater has great heat all the time, replaced t-stat, installed winter front, vacuum bled system twice, still no improvement, both heater hoses are hot...
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1997 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L No Start VIN: 1C4GP64L7V
This Chrysler has an intermittent no start condition due to PCM not triggering ASD and Fuel Pump Relay. Symptom only occurs Intermittently. Once engine starts, it runs fine and shows no signs of problem. However, engine Sometimes continues to run for appr. 5 t...
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Misfire VIN: 2B4GP44G5Y
Happy Holiday Weekend. This van came in with a miss on #2 cylinder. New plugs, Swapped Wires, Checked fuel pressure & volume, Check for clicking at the injector. All seems ok but the miss is still there. Didn't see any vacuum or intake leaks. All the sensor re... Trouble codes: P0302 (Miss 2 cylinder)
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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Radio and can bus VIN: 2D8HN44HX8
Got this van here with a draw. Battery draw turns on and off about every 15 seconds give or take. Started pulling fuses but the only fuse that seems to make a difference in lowering the draw is the IOD fuse and nothing else. Draw peaks at about 1.6 amps and th...
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2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali 6.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKFK66UX3
p1516 is the only fault in the pcm. I can drive this car all day and it will run fine, but randomly it will go into reduced power mode while cruising down the road at 30/40mph, I had it do it while taking off from a stop once too, it seems to be random. I rep... Trouble codes: 1516 (Acc pedal position and throttle posistion dont agree)
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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: SALME11434
HI Techs. we need your expertise here. Vehicle came in for oil leak repair from valve cover gaskets and engine rear main seal , engine WAS running fairly good but run like SH@#T after repair made . recheck the work , check wiring around the works , trace and c... Trouble codes: P0012, P0022, P1638
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2011 Lincoln MKS EcoBoost 3.5L Hvac VIN: 1LNHL9FT8B
I will be looking at this again Friday as the customer says he smells coolant now. After checking for leaks, I am looking for some guidance as to any other things I should be looking for. Thanks in advance,
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2009 Pontiac Torrent 3.4L codes not clearing VIN: 2CKDL33F09
This Torrent came in a week ago with more than the listed codes, O2 sensor heaters, A/C circuit, and Fan circuit. The customer could not leave at that time. Got it back today. P0443, and p0449 are the only codes still stored. The customer said the light came o... Trouble codes: P0443, P0449
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2002 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 2.7L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: AHT33UNG90
Hi Guys! This is a South African built Hilux 2.7 Manual Gearbox with a 3RZ-P58F engine.This is a very basic engine, MAP sensor and not even O2 sensor or cam sensor. No fault codes(flash codes only). Vehicle is driveable when cold and will rev. cleanly to app...
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1995 BMW 530i 3.0L oxygen sensors VIN: WBAHE2322S
SORRY TO ALL WHO RESPONDED TO MY REQUEST FOR REPLYING SO LATE. ANYWAY THE CAR IS FIX BECAUSE WE WERE ABLE TO OBTAIN THE SAME EXACT WIRES (COLORS FROM AN IDENTICAL BMW) ALL IS WORKING FINE AND NO CHECK ENGINE LITE . THANKS TO ALL WHO TOOK TIME OUT .
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2010 BMW X5 xDrive35d 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFF0C59A
Thanks for the help guys- afm way out of specs- runs great! Greg and Crew
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2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WS58R87
It was a new OEM faulty cam actuater,we finally removed the magnet assembly from the timing cover and ran the engine with the magnet off,we actuated the spool valve manually and it would not release fully out,Installed another OEM actuater and all was correcte... Trouble codes: P0016.
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2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.6L 5th gear VIN: 1G1ZJ57799
Turns out the TEHCM was at fault. During the O/H I OHMS tested the solenoids and they were all in spec. However, there was no line pressure rise in reverse. After double checking everything mechanical. I replaced the rest of the wave plates as was pointed ...
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2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L wipers/lights VIN: 2C8GF68444
thx to all who offered responses. as keith stated we also believed we had a ground issue. so we systematically started tearing the car apart to check all grounds.at ground 103 under the battery box we found 7 wires in one gound with the end still attached but ...
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2006 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L No Start, interrupted cranking VIN: 1D7HW42N76
Finally fixed! I'll come right to the point, It was the spark plug on the number three cylinder!! It had a TINY black dot on the upper porcelain. I had verified ALL powers and grounds to the PCM/TCM and the engine grounds. All I was loosing was the five volt r... Trouble codes: U0101 (FCM Lost communication with TCM), U0100 (FCM Lost communication with ECM/PCM).
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1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L low power VIN: 1FDJE30F1S
Thanks to all those who replied. I replaced the engine block heater because the truck was hard to start cold, and it was not working. It seems to have fixed both problems. Trouble codes: P0478.
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1999 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L misfire VIN: 1GTHG35R7X
Hi everybody. Thanks for your help and advice in solving the problem with this truck. The owner finally confessed that he has been driving with this misfiring for a long time. but this time his concern was the smell of unburned fuel. this put us on alert to ma...
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1999 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Various VIN: 2HKRL1850X
Transmission is back in and running good. When I first put it in I had a flare on 1-2 shift and found an excellent article on ATRA online. Here it is: . Cleaned CPC valves more thoroughly and flare we...
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2006 Lexus IS250 2.5L Starting VIN: JTHBK26226
Thanks ladies and gentlemen, but this car is out the building. Customer decided he wasn't spending anymore money to diagnose it and decided to take it, which I'm really happy. Thanks for all the help
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2012 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid 2.5L Vibration VIN: 3LNDL2L36C
I didn't want to mess with this car. I sent it to the dealer. They told me it's a right side axle, I know Doug mentioned that here. Thanks for your help, the work hasn't been performed yet. If this doesn't fix it I'll let you know, if you don't hear from me th...
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2004 Volvo V40 LSE 1.9L Ruff start up VIN: YV1VW27504
thanks for the help. What we found was a wire hade been partly pulled out of harness on the firewall.How is any body's guess. Wires are pretty well locked in good. had to be some body pulled it out. Trouble codes: P0352 (Ignition coil b primery secondary problem).
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