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2000 Acura TL 3.2L No Start, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UUA5663Y
Good afternoon, this problem began serveral months ago as far as we can tell. Customer reported MIL - we verified misfires and installed a set of NGK spark plugs ( as recommended by Worldpak ). A few months later, misfires again, we installed a set of ignition... Trouble codes: P1399, P0301, P0304, P0170, P0171
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2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L abs VIN: WBABM334XY
ABS light, DSC light and red parking brake light ON on cluster, Scan with scanner and found no codes in ABS module, perform quick test of all modules and found codes in EGS(transmission module) code 49 Symptom gear monitoring, code 149 CAN wheel speeds. I did ...
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2003 BMW 330xi 3.0L power door locks VIN: WBAEW534X3
I need help with this car!!! The power door locks seem to have a mind of there own.At times they don't work at all with remote or console switch or key.Other times they work with remote,switch or key.Sometimes they will lock but not unlock.When they don't work...
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2007 BMW 328xi 3.0L no dash VIN: WBAVC93527
This car doesnt crank, battery and starter are 100% good. put the key in it and you cannot get any dash lights to come up, push the start button and nothing. The scan tool will talk to the engine,instrument panel module and it sees when you push the start butt...
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1994 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 7.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBKC34N4R
Ok this one has me. It came in for a intermittent rough run with CEL on. Has codes 33 MAP high and 45 rich exhaust so I started with the Map found it reading 3.6 volts @ idle. Manifold vacuum was low @ 14" repaired a small leak at #6&8 manifold gasket now I ha... Trouble codes: 33 (Map sensor high), 45 (Exhaust rich)
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2007 Chevrolet Express 1500 LS 5.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GCEC19Z77
Van came in with bad transfer case (making girding noise while driving) install used one & its all good,week later customer came back & complaining the van roll when its in park ,several times when he park the van, comes back later & the van moved to the middl...
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2000 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L speedometer VIN: 1C4GP44GXY
Speedometer, odometer and scanner match, all reading 13% slower than the GPS. TCM accepts pinion factor changes, but speedometer shows no change. Swapped functioning TCM from identical van. New TCM worked the same. Old TCM worked worked fine in other van, and ...
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1999 GMC C7500 Topkick C7H042 7.4L No Start VIN: 1GDJ7H1D6X
Hello all, this problem vehicle came in running but missing due to a damaged cam lobe and ruined roller lifter. Replaced cam and lifters and installed new timing chain and gears. everything went together as it should, but engine does not start. The starter cra...
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2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 4S2DM58W32
This vehicle has an intermittent misfire with code p0355 ignition coil e circuit fault it is a random thing sometimes it runs fine other times it runs terribly, has anyone else had a rodeo with this problem Trouble codes: P0355 (Ignition coil e circuit fault)
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1992 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L clutch hydralic VIN: 2J4FY19P5N
clutch hydralic's became full of air after 1000 km of use, bleed system and now it's happened again, approx 1000km later. Any idea's.
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1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.1L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G3WS54T5L
HI IATN TECHS, Need some help on the car. Customer came in with a intermittent car will stall out. Test drove and confirms engine does stall out after driving for a good 20 - 30 minutes. It stall out at a red light. The RPM somethings will surge a few times, s... Trouble codes: 33 (Map), 35 (Iac)
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2007 Toyota Matrix XR 1.8L fan speed VIN: 2T1KR32E17
Car has a/c, makes only 150lbs. On the high side, 20 psi on the low. High spped fans engage as soon as the ac is turned on. Keeping pressures so low, it kills the compressor on the gas. Have replaced all above and # 2 fan relay, wich controlls ground to the fa...
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L Draw VIN: 2B4GP4430W
OK I found fuse Number 28 IOD. Unplugged everything on that circuit. Appears that the BCM as some of you said is the problem. Customer only uses this to putter around in so we just left fuse out,... Thank you for your help
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2010 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.4L Misfire, bangs VIN: 5NMSGDAB1A
Well thanks to Geoff he was right on it. The electromagnetic coupler on the front of the rear differential is bad. When this unit is unplugged the symptoms go away. If you plug it back in they come right back... Thanks to all who replied.
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2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 4F2CU08131
Hi guys, I'd like to thank everyone for their help. I guess I have to call this fixed, although I'm not completely satisfied, it does brake better than when it came in. I did smoke for vacuum leaks, didn't find any. I got good flow from all bleeders as well. ...
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2008 Mercedes-Benz ML550 5.5L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGBB72E38
Alright guys, vehicle is finally done and fixed. After repeatedly looking at the sensor, wiring, and wiggle test I thought to myself. What if the ECM itself is bad and keeps giving me a false code for the crank sensor. I started up the vehicle and used my hand... Trouble codes: P0012 (Continuous camshaft adjustment incorrect position of camshaft right), P0022, P0335, P0336.
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L shifting
In the end this one was easy, we put a reman cvt unit in and relearned, fix it! CVT's in these cars are crap, life expectancy is about 60k, very sad
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