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i have '97 bmw 740i, and got a check engine light come on. code says p1174, & p1175. my research says it's"Fuel Trim Adaptation Additive Bank 1 Malfunction". Un-metered air leaks may occur in the following areas causing the above situation: Intake manifold gaskets may be leaking. Plug cap(s) and the vacuum hose for the fuel pressure regulator on the ...
I just purchased a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix. I runs hot...I think. I*m not sure if it really is or not because it goes up and comes back down. Driving interstate speeds or at a stoplight, it just kinda does what it wants. No leaks that I can find. Popped up the low coolant light yesterday, by time I pulled over to check the light went off. Happened ...
98 Jeep Grd Cherk Ltd, after I\'ve turned the ignition off and go to my porch, I can see my jeep, jerk...and will jerk at 44 second intervals; or 23 second intervals; or 9 second intervals. (The jerk, months later the motor seized, and motor replaced, the jerk is still there). The motor seized. Was replaced. The jeep still jerks at random intervals. Phoned ...
I purchased our daughter a 1999 VW beetle For $5500 for her 16yr. birthday. We did not have it inspected - bad mistake - we were dumb. So, when we purchased the car we knew the AC did not work. Within 3 wks of the purchase, not only did we repair the A/C blower motor, blower motor resistor and climate control panel, we had to replace the battery, clutch kit ...
My power steering fluid leaks. I was told the high pressure hose needs to be replaced, but I do not have the time or the money. Is there an inexpensive remedy to this?
My 1997 Altima leaked oil so I took in to get it looked at. They told me they needed to changed the valve cover and wanted to steam clean the engine (at an extra cost) to make sure it was fixed. I told them no to the cleaning but yes to the repair. When I picked it up they told me they cleaned up the engine a little (no charge) and if it still leaked to ...
I had a free ac check on my 1999 Dodge Durango. I was told that the system was fine, and it just needed to be evacuated and recharged. I was told there were no leaks or any problems with the system. I paid 155 bucks for the evac and recharge. The AC was not running cold when I drove it home yesterday from the shop. It got a little cooler in a fifteen ...

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