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2004 BMW 325xi 2.5L heater hoses VIN: WBAEP33434
Cooling system full, replaced thermostat and plastic water pipes under intake. Also replaced broken and missing vac hoses under intake. After running engine and bleeding cooling system, outlet temp at center right register is 110 degrees and 100 degrees at...
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L speedometer VIN: 1GNEC13R7V
Anyone ever see a speedometer go rouge on one of these? It works smoothly, but reads 60 mph when speed is actually 45. (according to one of those roadside radar signs) Checked w/ scan tool. VSS reads 39 mph: speedo sez about 52. Tire calibration agrees w/ ...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L No Start, Stall, theft system VIN: 1GCHK29G01
Hello, we had this truck come in with harness fried. The customer said his son held the cig lighter till it started smoking. the harness from lighter to fuse block was melted. We rewired the harness new wires to replace melted ones. Got it back together th... Trouble codes: B2948, B2961, B2960, B2958
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3L Lift Gate VIN: 1GNFK13087
Ok...kinda crazy...if the key is on, the power lift gate works perfect. It will actuate with the Key Fob, the button on the overhead console, and the handle on the lift gate as many times as you ask it to. It will open and close from all three places. HOWE...
2007 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LTZ 5.3L Oil pressure gauge and alarm VIN: 1GNFK16327
The oil pressure test gauge says oil pressure ok. Dash unit says no. Are there two pressure regulators? Are there issues with instrument clusters? Are there issues with ECMs ?
2011 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTFW1EF7B
no crank. pcm data shows it is authorizing the engine to crank and run. can crank engine by bypassing relay. when cranking there is no injector pulse. bcm pid is saying security is locked indicating indicating it is authorizing the start. all tests lead to...
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1656Y
cam and crank sensors scope perfectly seems to instantaneously fire out of sequence p1361 comes on immediatly shortly thereafter p1366 Trouble codes: P1361, P1366
2003 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Heater VIN: 1J4FA49S03
It all started with a leaky heater core... After replacing heater core heat output at idle is lame (80 Deg.F). I mean air temp is lame, air volume/flow is fine. Rev engine to anything over 1500 rpm, heat output improves to more like 110 deg.F. Both heater ...
2007 Mazda CX-7 Touring 2.3L Transfer Case VIN: JM3ER29L27
We carefully checked every part for burrs and also carefully reassembled the transfer case. After a short period of time, the same leak occurred. Any Mazda technicians that can give us advice would be greatly appreciated because this is a 5 1/2 hour job an...
2000 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L ride height problem VIN: WDBFA76FXY
Vehicle came in for a routine service and a NYS inspection. Noticed that the front end of the car was low. Owner thought suspension malfunction symbol was a normal service reminder message. Don't know why, he's had the car since new? When questioned he sta...

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2007 BMW X5 3.0si 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 5UXFE43527
removed rear seat and found that the fuel pump connector had melted a hole on top of the fuel pump likely causing the evap fault and potentially the intermittent no start. customers "boyfriend" is picking vehicle up to fix himself so i was unable to verify the... Trouble codes: 2A15.
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LTZ 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GC1KWE80F
Our shop planned to follow the suggestion of moving the circuits to follow the code trail and possible harness issues. However, when costs to the customer exceed their expectations and repair information leads us in frustrating results, the customer looses the... Trouble codes: P11CB.
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L Hazard and Turn Signals VIN: 3C8FY78G93
First THANK YOU to those who replied. This is a wierd one. If I did not fully seat the Hazard Relay Everything worked and did not blow the fuses. Fully seated the fuses would blow. I tried several different combination switches with the same results. I think i...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L hard to fill gas tan VIN: 1D4GP44373
customer decided to just deal with the problem, didnt want to put anymore money into it. called about a recall and none were open on this vehicle the roleover valve is not serviceable, it comes with a free tank. never found out if the tank from a 2004 will...
2011 Hyundai Genesis 4.6 4.6L Brake Pedal VIN: KMHGC4DF8B
I tried most of the suggestions given to no avail. I did find some other test on the ABS unit that seemed to indicate that is where the problem lies but was unable to determine if it was mechanical or electrical. I waved the white flag and the customer is taki...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L No Start, Can't scan
Ok, the vehicle is now running, but not a complete success as of yet. The local mechanic there threw in a used ECM and ignition module, and now the car runs. Still does not communicate with his scanner, and the D indicator on the dash now does not light up whe...
2009 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.5L Body VIN: JTMBF33V89
Thank you all to have replied we fixed the rav 4,We found the muffler to be coming apart inside replaced the exhaust and the noise was gone
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