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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L 1-2 shift VIN: WBACB4320S
we could not find obd diag connector to pull info from tcm it's a 95 and i'm not sure if it has one, we need to know how to get info or codes from this unit.. it has a gm trans 4l30e,, we are pretty sure the unit needs to come out for ovrhaul, but need to be s...
1996 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14W9T
intermitently runs like multiple misfires. shakes shifter several inches. code p0340 will set regularly even when engine appears to be running smoothly. Trouble codes: P0340 (camshaft position sensor problem), P0300 (random misfire)
1997 Chevrolet C2500 5.7L pressure readngs
Hello all, need some reasurance or redirection. This could be a long story but I will shorten it best I can. I have a fleet truck that was not cooling. Gauge readings were 300 psi high side, 90 psi low side. Compressor was running, no electrical or blend doo...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Alternator VIN: 1GNCS13WXW
This vehicle is gone, but it ate our lunch. Thought I'd see if some of you GM techs might have some info, related to this problem. Out of town young lady on the way to the beach. Car dies. Battery dead, no alternator output with new battery. We did not do a l...
1998 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GCGK29F2W
Hi there hi tech people, Customer brought this truck in on a hook. The starter had stuck on taking the batteries and cables with it! We replaced all the aforementioned as well as an ignition switch and starter relay. Went for an initial start before buttoning...
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Fuel tank VIN: 2G1WF52E7Y
This car was brought in with the customer saying it would not take fuel through the filler tube. I lowered the tank and found nothing strange except for the filler vent hose had a slght kink in it but it didn't look bad enough to cause this problem. So I disco...
2000 Chevrolet K3500 7.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK33JOY
MIL light comes on after driving 20-40 miles. Engine has a slight roughness at idle. Power is normal Trouble codes: 175 (Bank 2 Fuel Trim Rich)
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L lights VIN: 1GNEK13Z92
I'll start with letting you know this is my mom's vehicle. So you know how desperate I am. The dash lights, interior lights, and exterior light surge in brightness. The higher the motor is reving the faster the surging (flickering). I have had several suggesti...
2002 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L 1-2 and 3-4 shift VIN: 1C3EL45R52
Hey Everyone, I've got a real problem child here, of course it belongs to another employee of the dealership that's been there about 20 years! I have a '02 Sebring with a 41TE trans that shifts late, shudders and slips on 1-2 and shudders on 3-4 shifts. The ha...
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.9L No Start, no data VIN: 1B7HC16X4T
installed a new p,c,m, per checkout in mitchell manual due to no data, when first connected, we had fuel pump activation, a,s,d, relay activation, m,i,l, was on, and data on monitor, including self I,D, however ther was no crank or cam sensor readings, tech, t...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L tcc lock up VIN: 3B7HC13Y9Y
this is not signal prob or control tcc is powered up when it falls out of lock up. I can not get a for sure pattern drove it 40miles with out a prob.let it set overnite 3 miles later 1 mash on the brake no lockup tap brake 3-4 times locks up fine all shifts ar...
1973 Ford Mustang 351CID Unknown
Thanks For Any Help You Can Give On This Car. I Have A 1973 Mustang Mach 1 With A 351 Engine. The Wiring Has Been Cut Under The Hood And I Have Three Wires That I Need Help With. There Is A Three Wire Connector At The Left Rear Of Engine. Colors Are White Wire...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L engine
This van has an issue that is puzzling me a little bit. while idling it doesn't overheat at all. all fans are working properly and at correct temperatures. but it pegs in the red going down the road. if you stop the temperature runs back down to about 195- 200...
1995 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.9L koer code 213 VIN: 1FTHE24Y7S
Hello all. This van is a fleet vehicle that came in running on 3 and 1/2 cylinders. Had low compression on some cyls. Leakdown test showed leaking valves. Company supplied long block for us to install. Got engine swapped out and CEL was on (a good number of th... Trouble codes: 213 (koer spout circuit open)
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Engine Timing VIN: 1FMDU34E3V
Good day fellow Ford Techs.I have this Explorer engine that is giving me a little problem with the timing.First this engine was missing and making a rattling noise.Took it a part and found the primary chain tension @ guide broken,the tensioner on the small cha...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L pump bushing, pump, internal noise in low and reve VIN: 1FMRU17L1X
I'm not a Ford transmission mechanic, just GM. This one came in on the hook and the customer said it was pouring fluid out the front. I've seen that before due to over heating. This one tries to move immediately on shifting into forward or reverse and makes a ...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L all VIN: 1FMYU7BE92
Hey guys, I need some help on this one. We replaced pads/rotors w/cheapo rotors and wag. thermo quiet pads. Cust came back w/ squeak on light brake application intermittently. Resurfaced rotors/sanded pads. Cleaned slides, etc/put synthetic brake grease on bac...
1990 Geo Storm 1.6L No Start VIN: J8IRT2352L
car came in on hook , crank but no start at that time checked fuel pressure before injector rail 38 psi no check engine lite on but checked for codes flashed code 12 system check ok. checked voltage at red white wire at in jector 12.1 v installed noid lite and...
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Hesitation VIN: 1HGCB7676N
Hi,everybody. I have this Honda that would have poor acceleration, bogs for 3 sec. on first take off after the car was driven for half an hour and then sat for 20 min. Some times it would do it even when cold.Whould act up once in few weeks.Almost feels like c...
1995 Isuzu Trooper RS 3.2L Transmission Code 37 VIN: JACDJ58W4S
We have already replaced the following parts but to no avail: 1. Transmission control module 2. PCM 3. Gearshift selector switch 4. 1-2/ 3-4 Shift solenoid 5. 2-3 Shift solenoid The transmission shifts really hard during test drives. Gearshifts are accomp...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L fuel gauge VIN: SAJKN6245W
The problem with this 1998 XJ8 is that the fuel gauge will only read ¾ full when the tank is topped up. The customer reports that a Jaguar dealer has already replaced the fuel tank because it had a bad “flapper valve". This did not solve the problem. I studied...
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Noise VIN: JN1PB12S9D
noise from rear door
2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46G42
Need your help guys!! This Mitsu came in about 3 months ago to have the engine replaced (seems his roommate installed the wrong oil filter and killed the engine). The check engine light was on before the engine was replaced and the same 2 codes were stored (Co... Trouble codes: 821 (832 -), 832
1994 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L Hesitation
the main problem is that "THIS VEHICLE SHUDDERS GOING INTO FINAL GEAR". A complete tune-up has been performed. Torque converter replaced, lock-up solenoid has been replaced. Check engine light is OFF. Intake plenum and throttle plate cleaned. This vehicle will...
1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Detonation (pinging) VIN: 1G2JB1240V
My neighbor asked me to take a look at his daughter's car. It pings pretty bad mostly when under a load. Otherwise it runs fine. He did the head gasket on it and also sent the head to a machine shop to have it checked and resurfaced only about 100 miles ago so...
1996 Saturn SL2 1.9L shift VIN: 1G8ZJ5571T
Hi Techs - I have a 5 speed 1996 SL2 in for high-effort shift into 1st and grinding 3rd. Both retainer clips are present and I replaced the shift cable assembly after finding the casing pulled away at the trans and torn rubber boots. I also lubricated the nylo...
1989 Toyota Camry LE 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT2SV22JBK
after installing the engine the car has had a constant problem with it not staying running or will not start most of the time. what i have concluded is that it is losing spark i have installed a toyota distributor, toyota coil twice,toyota cap and wires, insta... Trouble codes: 14 (shows loss of ignition circut)
1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L mil off VIN: JT4RN93P8R
Hello Tech's. Need help from some Toyota techies. This is my first posting. This vehicle is my personal pickup. My pickup needs to go in for a smog check. Gave the pickup a tune-up (new spark plugs, cap & rotor, air filter, valve adjustment, clean pcv valve) a... Trouble codes: 42 (Vehicle Speed Sensor)
1997 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5646V
po410- secondary air injection system malfunction Curious if any of you guys have much experience with this system. Without a VST am I lost or are there any diagnostic tips out there? We have had two cars in the shop with this code recently, and I would like ... Trouble codes: P0410

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1997 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B46P2438V
Dear Members, It has been a long battle on this one. The final fix was replacing all the injectors. The some of injectors were intermittently shorting and failing. We had tested injectors one by one on the bench, 2 occations. Once by injector recondition shop,... Trouble codes: P0442, P0455 (evap system large leak), P0301 (1 misfire), P0300 (random misfire).
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDEE1463V
We followed the advice given to us by the three members.We removed pcv plumbing to carefully inspect for leaks also thourouly checked intake for leaks. All was well in those areas.We took live readings on a road test and saw Baro would only go up to 137 and bo... Trouble codes: P1131 (Enhanced DTC), P1151 (Enhanced DTC).
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Fuse Box ??? VIN: KNDJA72371
The things I unplugged were the IAC motor, TPS, Purge Solenoid, AC compressor. The fuel injectors & AC controls are also on these circuits along with a junction block I couldn't find. BUT those weren't the problem anyway. Part of the wiring harness was hanging...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L ac comp VIN: WDBGA43E6S
Thanks to all the guys for your help ,the problem as Garry [...] stated when the engine mounts get old,the wire for the ac clutch was streached right at the connector on the compressor and only had three stands holding it ,so when it got hot enough it could ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L unknown VIN: WDBJF55F0T
Had 7 replies, two told me it was a variable compression compressor, which I knew but did not help with how it senses the heat load and adjusts the swash plate. Other replies suggested an evap temp sensor problem- which I cked and is good. A low charge or air ...
2001 Other GM Navistar 4.5L Compressor Clutch VIN: 1HTMMAM82H
Good day ! THANK YOU guy's that replied to my post on this International wrecker, here is what transpired, the owner took wrecker to Prince Frederick Motors in Maryland, they were to busy to actually work on truck BUT did take the time to scan the system, they...
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L damper motors VIN: YV1LS5108X
Thanks a lot those people who responded to my post. You guys are really a big help, esp. Nigel and Brad! The fix for this vehicle is a new ECC module. Perhaps due to sheer 'desperation', I borrowed a another ECC module from a previous customer with the same ...
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