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1998 Chevrolet P30 7.4L Distributor VIN: 1GBMP37B6W
Hello, Looking for info on distributor installation on this engine. I cant seem to find it anywhere. This is a 1998 7.4 GM engine in a Trolley It is identified from the VIN line sheet as a Chassis 1 Ton MotorHome HD It has the coil's on the valve covers li...
2007 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Z71 5.3L Starting VIN: 3GNFK16357
Please help drove truck in with misfire,removed drivers side head and replaced lifters,reinstalled head now have no crank condition,no communication with bcm code u0140
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD WT 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK29638
I have this 08 GM 6.6L diesel with P0401 & P003a codes. I am pretty sure the turbo variable vanes are "sticky" causing the P003A code, I can watch the actual vs. command and it is not very stable. The question I have is for the EGR flow code P0401. On a ga... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR low flow), P003A
2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco 2.4L MIL Lamp on, charging VIN: 1G11D5RR8D
Good morning- This hybrid Malibu presented last week with delayed crank and ses light and battery light on. It is believed to have happened after the 12 volt battery was replaced, although I am not certain since I know he was having battery issues before t... Trouble codes: P0700, U0293, U1817
2005 Chrysler Crossfire 3.2L No Start VIN: 1C3AN69L25
I have this Crossfire that will not crank. If I disconnect the battery, then reconnect it, the car will crank for about 1 sec, it will do this 2 times, then back to no crank! I have checked power, grounds and ign feed to pulse module - all good. I do NOT k... Trouble codes: 1704 (Weak Signal from key fob)
2016 Dodge Journey SE 2.4L no coil trigger VIN: 3C4PDCGBXG
Customer installed Used eng. Customer installed Used pcm. Has injector pulse but it is not not grounding the coils. No codes, cam and crank signals ok. On the scanner it is not showing RPM (plugs out cranking fast). All powers and grounds look ok. have tri...
2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.0L Compression VIN: 3FA6P0H91D
Car developed a cylinder 1 misfire. Got so bad that it would stall when you put it in gear. New plugs are black only after 100 miles. Fuel pressure sensor is new. Compression test shows #1 has no compression, other cylinders are fine. Passes leak down test...
2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY19414
Hello Group, Hope you all are doing well.I am struggling with an intermittent problem related to the secondary air on bank 1. So far I have tested all wiring related to secondary air,replaced power vacuum switch,bank 1 upstream 02 sensor,pump relay a... Trouble codes: P1412 (Secondary air-bank 1)
2012 Nissan Versa 1.6 S 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CN7AP3C
I inherited this Nissan from the shop next door. The complaint is the Check Engine Light is on. Other symptoms are a rough idle, (which the intensity of the roughness varies) and intermittent stalling. When putting into gear or just sitting in gear. No con... Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean bank 1)
1981 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WP0EA0913B
The rear main oil seal only leaks when car is shut down. Engine will run all day long and not leak a drop but when car is shut down it will stream oil for a couple of seconds from the weep hole at bottom where trans bolts to engine. We originally sent this...
2011 Toyota RAV4 2.5L Gas Gauge
Thanks in advance! The fuel gauge is stuck on full. The first thing I checked was if I could sweep the gauge with the scan tool and that was successful. It went from empty to half to full when commanded. So I went to the sending unit. When measuring t...
1993 Volvo 240 2.3L Cuts out, Stall
The Volvo will only stall after it warms up and while actually driving the car. I haven't been able to get it to stall sitting idling or power braking in drive or reverse (didn't power brake that long as didn't want to overheat anything). Most of the time ...

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2010 Aston Martin V8 Vantage 4.7L brakes VIN: SCFEFBACXA
Thank you all for taking the time to help. Brief history: vehicle towed in due to dead battery. Never had initial test drive (our mistake) we did full pads/rotors w/OE parts. Bleed fluid and it was black. Soft pedal,hard w/eng off. Tried to get ABS to activa...
2007 BMW 328xi 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAVC93587
Thank you for all of your suggestions on this one. After removing the injectors and checking each one and checking crank case vacuum again, everything looked right. After going through the injectors, the misfire was gone after a small stumble at start up, prob... Trouble codes: P0306 (Misfire cylinder 6), P0304 (Misfire cylinder 4).
2014 BMW M5 4.4L echaust pipes VIN: WBSFV9C51E
thanks for all of the help,I appreciate all of the sound and helpful advice I received regarding this situation.I was basically looking for someone who had done this job before on these pipes.Mark from Ontario posted five to eight hours which looks about ri...
2012 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD LT 6.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GB5KZCL8C
ended up the injector pump was bad this was my gut instintict but no other signs and was throwing codes bit the bullet and changed it primed up and fired right off been going strong for 5 days now guess sometimes gotta trust your gut feeling
2004 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Battery, Dash guages VIN: 1J4FA49SX4
Well, As previously stated I checked volts across all fuses and checked temps on the relays. And I pulled fuses that were suspect also before posting. After initial testing and speaking with the owner I found out other relevant info. They had the heater core ...
2016 Volkswagen Passat S 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1VWAS7A39G
Thanks all for the thoughtful replies. I found no spec for the crankcase vacuum, so this was a big help. The installed valve was OEM and we had 2.0 +/- in/HG (68 millibar) vacuum. So the spec supplied here appears to be good, even though vacuum still seems too... Trouble codes: P0011, P0016, P0341, P146B, P0004, P0507.
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