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2010 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on, hard start when cold VIN: 1G1ZC5E02A
Customer complaint of hard starting when cold and cel light is on.Code po172 rich bank 1 was found.Once started,vehicle runs fine and doesnt seem to have a fuel consumption issue. On examination I did notice that the temp never rose above 145 deg and after si... Trouble codes: P0172
2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.7L Dome light VIN: 1FD8W3HT4B
Please be kind and read the whole story line as I've read that many things can cause the dome light to flash. And the only thing that I replaced the BCM for was the right rear turn\ stop light inop. I do not own an IDS system J2534 and laptop running Win7 and ...
2004 GMC Savana 3500 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDJG311U6
Hello everyone. This vehicle is a school bus, if that makes a difference. It came in running rough with CEL flashing. First code was the crank sensor code. Sorry I forgot the number. When changing the crank sensor found that the center wire on the pigtail was ...
2008 Mini Cooper Clubman 1.6L Mechanical VIN: WMWMM33518
Hi every one and thanks for helping me out! I am overwhelm with this car I have ckeck a lot of things and gatter a lot of data. Here's my problem, the car first came in for an intermittant crank but no start and a lack of power. I fist check out the codes; 277...
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11D55
Car will not start when turned off hot. Cranks but will not fire up or will fire up briefly and stall. Customer had taken the car to the auto parts store and they pulled a P0340 code and sold him a cam position sensor. I saw the car and read the codes; P0340 a...
2011 Saab 9-5 Turbo4 2.0L no injector pulse
vehicle came in with no engine oil and no start, inspected & diagnosed, battery terminals loose along with fusable links loose connections, no HID headlights, no tail lights. tightened loose connections and vehicle WAS running until I shut engine down to pour ...

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1988 BMW 325is 2.5L radiator VIN: WBAAA1303J
After replacing all cooling related parts- water pump, thermostat, radiator, vacuum filling system still overheats. Concluded that head gasket is leaking. Customer declined further repair at this time. Thanks for all the replies. Tom
2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L battery VIN: 5UXFB535X4
first of all i want to thank all of you; josh, wade peter, bill all gave me a hint. so i requested customer to get me another key which he did yesterday and there it started. Josh had a good explanation btw; i shall tell customer to get another key or i wil...
2006 BMW 530xi 3.0L Engine VIN: WBANF73566
Sorry I thought I had closed this already. Thank you to all who replied. It was the intake vanos solenoid. After most people said that was most likely the problem I switched the cam sensors and the code did not change. I switched the solenoids and sure enough...
2007 Jeep Commander 4.7L No Start VIN: 1J8HG48P77
I have got to learn to check things for my self and not rely on the mechanic working on the car. I gave all the replies to the mechanic working on the car and he went back over everything. He did find a problem with the FCM and reinstalled it. That fixed the c... Trouble codes: B2100.
2011 Nissan Sentra SR 2.0L oil consumption VIN: 3N1AB6AP1B
Well i am going to try a top end cleaning like a few of you suggested and go back to convential oil. There is a aftermarket warranty on this car so i am in the process of doing battle with them. I will update any news i find. Thanks for everyones help.
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