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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L Electronic VIN: WBACD3323V
Hello group, Could someone help me with this problem I am having on this vehicle. Client told me that the blower goes off at times and vehicle won't get cold. I drove the car for some time but did not notice a problem. I did the basic checks on it, e.g. hi...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
My neighbor had a check engine lite in his truck, vibration at idle, poor bottom end accel, bucking and missing. He took it to his mechanic who replaced the transmission due to metal deposits. Still didnt solve the problem. Changed plugs + number 3 coil. Numbe... Trouble codes: P0303, P06??
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L lack of power VIN: 1FALP5745R
Hey! This is a taxi and they would like to get it back soon, I've kind of ran out of ideas on this one, came in for lack of power, still has lack of power, acts like it is starting in 2nd gear but its not, no codes, cleaned injectors and maf, less than 1 in ba...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L 4 Wheel drive VIN: 1FMPU18L2W
Hello All, I have inherited a nightmare Expedition that has been to 2 dealerships,a transmission shop and several independent shops. The problem started after a shop repaired a torque converter seal and resealed the rear transfer case cone. The customer states...
2004 Lexus RX300 3.0L electric window VIN: JTJHF31U40
driver'door master switch cannot up/down power windows of the passenger's doors. use toyota hand-held tester read DTC B1261 engine ecu communication stop B1271 combination meter ecu communication stop B1273 sliding roof ecu communication stop B1279 rain sensor...
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L 2-3,3-4 shift error VIN: 5LMPU28L3X
The customer had the Expedition towed in. He said that the OD light was flashing and the veh. was losing power on the freeway, and had to pull over. The veh. died, but would restart. But whenever he put it in gear it would immediately stall. When we got the ve...
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MELM75W0S
check engine light on with code po401. (egr flow insufficient detected).checked wiring for bad connection, disconnected and cleaned the sensor and computer connections. disconnected and cleared code two to three times. the code came back in about 10 miles. con... Trouble codes: P0401
1998 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.5L No Start VIN: JA3AY11A9W
Please help me folks...I want to fall on my to speak...Anyway, vehicle towed in for a no start condition. Had found to have no spark. I admit I didnt put a whole lot of thought into the initial diagnostics. I went strait for the distributor as a comm...
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Hesitation VIN: 3N1CB51A82
This car came in with the main catalytic converter melted down, ck eng lite on. Replaced cat and cleared codes. No codes are popping up but the car seems to lack power. Idle is great. Vacuum is good at idle but reads o at freeway speeds. It sounds and feels li...
1991 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L differential VIN: JT2SK12E5R
Hello to all Menbers, First of all I,m sorry for the wrong VIN #.This vehicle, a Toyota Previa 4X4 2.4L,belongs to my friend, who took a long drive to Maine from N.Y. for a family Vacation but the van broke down somewhere in Worcester Mass.They had it towed to...
1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN86R9X
Hello everyone, I hope someone has seen this and can shed some light on this one for me. Long term fuel trim shoots to +35 under load. Needless to say, the SES lamp is on continous.Have checked all vacuum hoses, connections, tried unplugging VSV for EVAP sys t... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean bank 1)
2002 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L steering VIN: NZE121-314
i would like to know if any of the techs can locate a workship/service manual for me .the manual should cover the vtti engine .any sugestion where i can locate one would be appreciated .
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSF29M3Y
the customer came in with a mil lamp on but no driving complaints. my modis showed a p0380 code as undocumented. mitchell also did not list the code in its data base. we cleared the code and customer left only to return the next day with the light back on and ... Trouble codes: P0380 (undocumented)
1990 Volvo 240 2.3L spark knock VIN: YV1AA8853L
car arrived via tow-truck,pressing on clutch pedal would not disingage clutch to allow shifting.i removed trans.and clutch and found a disintegraded release bearing.flywheel surface looked scored so i removed to have it ground.i'm sure someone is thinking"i ho... Trouble codes: 113

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1994 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CW52LTR
Sorry6 for the late reply but the customer finally decided to get the vehicle fix. The problems were the pcm was not recieving a signal from the oxygen sensor so a new pcm was the fix there. The codes for the quad drivers was a simple fuse under the passenger ... Trouble codes: P0131 (HO2S Low voltage), P1640 (QDM 1 Error), P1670 (QDM 4 Error), P0122.
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Ign Key VIN: 1GNDT13WXV
Well, I didn't get the chance to fix this one. I did, however, receive a lot of useful information. There was power at the switch on the side of the shifter on the pink wire when the key was turned from lock to the off position. If you applied power to the yel...
1997 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDU03E4V
I've spent time looking for a fix. I do not have one at this time. The egr is not on the wrong way. I did replace the egr. I do have vacuum with the egr off the car. There is a tsb, but it goes to the Astro (4.3L). The desired poss. and the actual poss. are ve... Trouble codes: 1406 (egr pintle).
1995 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L No Start VIN: 1B3EJ56H7S
Thank you to Chris [...] for their responses.We were able to remove it by heating the housing until the sensor started to melt. We then used a small vise grip and got it to turn. We kept working it back and forth until the corr...
2000 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L No Start VIN: 1B3EJ56H5Y
thanks to all who replied, advised customer to watch security lite on dash next time no start happens , have not heard back from customer yet , still beleive it is problem with anti theft system , if conclusion is ever found i will post repair, thanks again!!!
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTEF1SN1R
Sorry it has taken so long to post the fix for this vehicle. I personally was not able to fix the vehicle, so i had to wait to hear from him after taking it to another shop. The time before that it was in the shop I replace the O2 and fuel pump filter thinking... Trouble codes: 171 (Adaptive fuel limit reached 02 not switching).
1995 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L transfer case wont do anything VIN: 1FMEU15H8S
well it turned out to be the transfer position sencer ,its swrewed to the motor gear housing , and sends signal back to the modual to tell the moduel what position the transfer case is in , consists of a glass disk and contacks , well the glass disk broke away...
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L all shifts VIN: 1FTDR15X5V
thanks for all the replys they were informative. removed the transmission and replaced the transmission input shaft turbine speed sensor and cleared the code and test drove and works great. turns out you do need to remove trans internals to the center support ...
1993 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L ride control VIN: SALHC134XP
Hi everone that replied to me on this landrover and manny many thanks to all of you.After reading all the replies , about the NIGHTMARES on this truck, i called the owner with a honest answer that he go to our local dealer. They said it would be at the very le...
1997 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L readyness test VIN: 4A3AJ56G9V
This is NOT easy to fix. The TSB that I put in the 1st e-mail is very picky (0013005). The dealer said that they have had to drag some to the intersate to do the test. They also siad they could fix the readiness test for 2hrs. (I have more than that in this on...
2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46GX2
I finally heard back fron the customer. I decided to try sending him to the dealer to see if it could be covered under warranty. They put in a new charcol canister...problem is fixed Trouble codes: P0441 (Low EVAP purge flow).
1992 Oldsmobile Achieva S 2.3L engine VIN: 1G3NL1430N
thanks to all who replied and gave some useful information. it appears the oil pump pressure regulating valve was sticking and filling the cylinder valve train area with excess amounts of oil and it was being drawn into the pcv system and intake and burned. di...
1990 Pontiac Grand Prix LE 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G2WJ14T8L
i would like to thank all of you that offered help to this problem all was good advice, the help i got from guy [...] of georgia fixed the problem they suggested i unplug the low coolant level sensor on the radiator after doing so the re... Trouble codes: 22 (tps).
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G2NE52M6T
I have been waiting to reply, to see how long the car would stay gone !! Ha! I really believe i have found the root of the problem. It was circiut #1350 a black wire from the instrutment panel to the ignition switch, when turned to start this wire should be gr... Trouble codes: 1629 (theft fuel enable - incorrect no signal).
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G2WP5216W
well the problem was the crank sensor...the 3 x scope pattern was flat and the 18x pattern was good it taught me a lesson on scanners...dont belive what they say as far as the numbers go you need to check real time at the sensor cause my snapon scanner told me...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L coolant VIN: WVWPD23B2Y
Thanks to all that replied. The majority of the guys said that Shout Detergent was the product of choice. I had some for pinesol, Castrol Super Clean, (we have tried before) Cascade dish detergent, and Tide. I have heard the best things about Shout and Tide. I...
1988 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: YU1FX8749J
Thanks to all that replied. This site is a great idea, techs helping techs. I got alot of different possible solutions and detailed as well, awesome! There is no crank sensor on that model, leaving me with the distributor pick up. That was it. Now, removing th...
2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L SRS light VIN: YV1TS94D21
Couldn't get the problem to occur again. Thanks to Paul [...] who gave me the confidence to replace the Central Electronics Module; he had resolved the same issue more than once by replacing the CEM. The installation and programing of the CEM went smoothly. No...
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