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2005 BMW 330xi 3.0L Possible transfer case or front differential? VIN: WBAEW53465
I have not seen or heard anything quite like this one. I hope some of you BMW techs have. This BMW had a vibration on accel and an even worse vibration and knocking on decel. Inspected car and found an obviously bad right front halfshaft. Inner boot was co...
2016 Cadillac ATS 2.0L Battery drain VIN: 1G6AA5RX4G
A used car lot brought this in; battery goes dead in a few hours. Found 5.7 amp draw, continuous. Disconnecting any one fuse (out of 6) at battery pos. in trunk does not bring draw to even close to an acceptable level. Disconnecting all four "smaller" fuse...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.0L Rear calipers VIN: 1GBJK34U55
This vehicles rear brakes get hot after extended driving. It came in with a complaint of the parking brake not holding. We found the rear brakes metal to metal, they were replaced 2500 miles ago. Calipers pads rotors and park brake shoes replaced. Test dro...
2001 GMC Savana 2500 5.7L failed smog VIN: 1GTGG29R91
Good morning friends.I really appreciate info on this problem. 2001 gmc savana g2500 came in for fail smog inspection,reason scanner shows EVAP,EGR AND CAT MONITORS are not available or not applicable (N/A) I have no idea how this happens neither the costu...
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L Misfire VIN: KM8SC13E15
Car came in with intermittent misfire on cyl 1 4 and EGR code. Egr solenoid and valve were replaced along with plugs 2 coils and wire set and coil boot set. Cyl 1 and 4 are paired on same coil. EGR code has not come back. Intermittent misfire still present... Trouble codes: P0401, P0300, P0301, P0304
2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4.0L Clutch VIN: 1J4FA44S35
2005 Jeep Wrangler with 4.0 Engine NSG370 6-speed transmission. I installed a new clutch (Rock Auto-Perfection [...]) Aftermarket consisting of new flywheel, TO bearing, pilot bearing, friction disk and pressure plate. The install went easily and smo...
2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4BA5H12A
This Jeep has has codes P0456 & 457... Also Loose Gas Cap message. Put on a factory gas cap, cleared the codes,but the loose gas cap message won't go off. Any ideas what to look for as far as the codes and at least, how to get this message off or reset? Th... Trouble codes: P0456 (Evap), P0457 (Evap)
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L Cv Axle VIN: 1J4RR5GT4B
Towed Jeep in with Left Rear inboard cv joint blown apart. I am now having a difficult time locating a replacement axle. The OE part number is [...] and is discontinued. I have tried numerous used axles but they have all been wrong spline counts on th...
2012 Ram 3500 ST 6.7L Low Power VIN: 3C63DRAL3C
Low power on this Ram, also some sort of whistling noise- Not an external air leak, but a kind of odd noise. Anyway, looks like it need s a turbo. Any advice on replacing the turbo? tips,shortcuts, tools? Also, what brands or suppliers do you trust with qu... Trouble codes: P226C, P2262 (Turbo boost pressure not detected)
2015 Volvo S60 T6 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV149MFMXF
First time customer, haven't seen many 2.0T's for diagnostic. Have the following fault codes: ECM-P017100 - SYSTEM TOO LEAN. 1/9/7 LTFT 28%, intake manifold pressure 22 kPa. ECM-P030000 - RANDOM MISFIRE DETECTED. 11/131/2 ECM-P030200 - CYLINDER 2 MISFIRE D...

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2007 BMW X5 3.0si 3.0L Stall VIN: 5UXFE435X7
Thank you for the five people that had input on this help request. tried to contact the customer and could not get ahold of him, If he ever comes back I'm going to look into the vanos more closely like what was suggested. Hate to close a post like this, hope ... Trouble codes: 2A15, 2A16, 2A87, 29E1, 29E0.
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LTZ 4.2L fuel pump VIN: 1GNDS13S23
found fuse #28 with 30 amp fuse in it, the contact was burned, vehicle has issue with fuse blowing however the engine runs as long as that terminal has battery positive attached, what these reply's have reviled is that you should at least familiarize yourself ...
2011 Mini Cooper Countryman S 1.6L No Start VIN: WMWZC3C58B
I have been unable to fix this car. I appreciate all those that offered help though none of it was anything I haven't already tried. I think it may be the high pressure pump even though I put a new OE BMW pump on it. The pressure peaks at 1300 psi during initi... Trouble codes: 2EFE, 2EE1, 2EEF, 2BD9, 2BDD, 2C58.
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