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1999 Acura CL Premium 2.3L power steering
no power steering. replaced pump with rebuilt unit/cardone. still no p/s. no fluid movement in resevoir with either pump. no noise from either pump.
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L Vvt VIN: WBAGL63482
This is the problem =2859 variable valve gear learning function stop bank 2. Replace VVT , ISM, Magnet , Cam sensor, for known good ones. Also verify for open or short circuit from VVT to each servo motors. When I do the servo motor calibration the motor on t...
2005 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on
long term fuel trims at idle +18 to +24 both banks close in trim. st fuel trim at idle + 3 to +8.Freeze frame showes hot at idle st lt trims to high. Sray intake w brake cleaner and fuel trims go neg. Even after gaskets and o rings. using propane around inject... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2006 BMW 330i 3.0L Warning Light VIN: WBAVB33556
Hi bmw techs, i have completed engine service and ft and rear brakes and it appears i have completed proper reset for these items. There is a small triangle with a exclimation point next to the p for park in the instrument cluster. Can any one please tell me ...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HA16D03
Well all my chrysler techs I need your help. This ram has no cruise control. It keeps pulling up P0581 and P0593 codes. Ive replaced the clockspring with a mopar one and the left side of the steering wheel cruise control switch. The codes still came up. So on ... Trouble codes: P0581 (p0593-), P0593
2008 Dodge Avenger SXT 2.7L starter VIN: 1B3LC56R08
This car was bought to us for a hard start/ no start condition . The starter does not and engage when the key is in the crank position. Another shop installed a push botton, by passing the TIPM. That shop diagnosed it with a bad TIPM and sent it o us. The TIPM...
2005 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBNG75JX5
Hi guys. I have a problem with this Benz. I had codes for air flow meter and rich running. Also when driving would cut off when coming to a stop and hesitate when taking off. After the repairs it is running good but the stall condition remains. If i start the ...
2009 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 6.3L Unknown VIN: WDDNG77X59
2009 S63 Customer compliant while driving between 45 & 55mph feels viberation under the driver seat,sometimes it viberate little & sometimes vey noticable , new tires installed & roadforce balance all tires no bent wheels, new motor & transmission mounts insta...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L No Start VIN: YS3EF48Z2X
This problem is one we have never seen, the car came from another shop who doesn't get this deep into computers and electrical. The initial problem why it came to them was intermittently the car would be a no crank, key not accepted message in the SID issue. W... Trouble codes: B2385 (b1782-), B1782 (b1780-), B1780
2004 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L Valve Train VIN: 5TDZA22C34
Customer complains that the vehicle makes a rattle noise between 2000 and 3000 RPM when cold. The noise appears to disappear after vehicle is warmed up and will not return, even when the vehicle is turned off until the next morning. Noise seems to be located u...
2008 Volkswagen Jetta SEL 2.5L hydraulic VIN: 3VWRM71K48
customer dropped the car off and she had to pump the brakes to get it to stop. right rear was grinding and with the car running the pedal would fade. I first thought one of the pistons had blown. upon inspection no fluid leaks but the brakes were wore and the ...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
2005 Chrysler 300 Limited 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3JA53G85
Sorry for the not closing sooner. Customer was slow to give a the go ahead. The fix was replacement of transmission and convert. Replaced right o2 sensor as it was slow in switching in closed loop. Did a kam reset and all is good. Trouble codes: 300 (miss fire), 304 (miss fire cyl 4).
2001 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L Rear brakes VIN: 1B7GG22N31
Ok, this one is fixed. Thank you for all the responses. Sometimes you need another head in the game to get you on the right track. On this one I got so caught up in the details that I overlooked what was seemingly a simple explanation. So you don't have to r...
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.9L oil pan
Since I had a few conflicting instructions regarding removal of this oil pan, I wanted to be sure on the procedure before I scheduled this job. Thanks to all your thoughtful responses I believe we have a consensus. It seems that this model, being a 4wd, can ha...
2005 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L ignition VIN: 1FTRX14W35
Hi. Thanks to everyone that replied. First off my apologies for not including that there were no aftermarket add ons. Anyways like a few members said check for a back feed issue. I found the abs pump had a severely melted plud and connector. New pump and harne...
2006 Kia Optima LX 2.7L eng VIN: KNAGD12846
hi everyone, I elected to use an engine that was an exact match. I could not get comfortable with the interchange i was considering. thanks for everones response. Sorry I was not able to bring more back to the table.
2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5L Interior VIN: JN8AZ18W59
I want to say thank you to every body that took time to read my help request. my problem was that when turn the ignition on, window drops by self with out touch any switch, then once the window is down, doesn`t work any more, only way to bring the window up i...
2001 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L Starter VIN: 3G7DA03E81
Thank You for the help. Checked the ign switch and associated wiring again--all ok. I think a voltage spike took out the BCM--still waiting for the other shop to get it to me so I can look at it to see if I can see any evident damage. Thank You for the resp...
2009 Saturn Vue XR 3.6L Starting sytem VIN: 3GSDL537X9
Thank you all for your help. I guess I fixed this vehicle. I replaced the ignition switch and the problem hasn't returned. The biggest problem I had was getting the air bag module off the steering wheel. It was just stubborn but after working it for quite some...
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