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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L roof operation VIN: WBABK7325W
help! we know vehicle came with fully automatic roof. somehow it has a semi-automatic roof on it now. suppose was vandalized & written off. Now my customer bought at auction & 1 month-plus later more grey hair & no further ahead. read all shop key material. mo...
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1991 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.0L Stall VIN: 1G1BN53E3M
Here is my problem. This gem belongs to my uncle, who had all of his buddies help him fix it. Finally he wants it done right. What happens is that after it runs for a bit, about 45 mins, it stalls. It will usually, but not always, restart immeadiately and run ...
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1996 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Temperature Guage VIN: 2GCEC19R9T
Customer complains about a fluctuating temp. guage, vehicle came in with a cracked radiator, replaced radiator. Vehicle seemed to be overheating (acording to guage), replaced t-stat. Road test shows that my temp sensor is reading normal 200 +/- 10(on data stre...
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1999 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1C3EJ56H0X
Vehicle came in with a misfire on cyl #6 performed a major tune ie.cap rotor wires plugs and a motorvac/FI service vehicle still had slight miss at idle and worse when cold customer opted to drive has returned with same problem warranted all parts(made sense a... Trouble codes: P0306, P0302
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1996 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 387MC33COT
I have a 1996 3500 turbo diesel that I've been working of and on for several weeks. Customer brought vehicle in for lack of power, hard start, smoking. I replaced the lift pump, fuel heater and all the hoses back to mid frame rail. Still had all three problems...
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1993 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FAFP12345
This vehicle burned me a year ago with the same problem. At that time I replaced the injection pump in an attempt to correct a no start when hot, and it was a waste of time as the real fault turned out to be a WEAK battery! This time I checked the batteries (f...
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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FMDU34X9T
hello friends, this explorer came in for the complaint of slow to move when putting into drive(no movement for about 7-8 sec), and no overdrive operation. i read through the past repairs and saw that the valve body on these were pretty common on failing.we rep...
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1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L circulation/waterpump VIN: JNKCA21DXT
Looking to see if anyone has had the waterpump out of this type of vehicle before. I had a similar situation before on a Jetta and it turned out to be the plastic impeller on the waterpump had broken off. Anyone know if this Infinity has the same style plastic...
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CM58W2X
I sure hope there some nice Isuzu techs out there who can help me with this Rodeo . This of course is a new customer and this truck is giving me problems . BasicLY I cant find anything wrong, This truck will idle perfectly and drive down the road great but whe... Trouble codes: P0300, P1171, P0137
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2001 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L MIL Lamp on, p0456
I don't have the VIN because I'm not at work. I have this 2001 Jeep Wrangler with a 4.0L. It has an intermittent MIL with a DTC p0456 EVAP small Leak. I've done a visual inspection of the evap system(hoses, gas cap, solenoids, ect.). Found no rust around the p... Trouble codes: P0456
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J8GW58N12
Hello :This jeep came in with a # 4 Po304 misfire,we found injector #4 pissing out fuel .so we replaced injector. ran the misfire monitor and all was good three weeks later jeep came back with Engine lamp on #2 cylinder misfire & long crank time. perform compr... Trouble codes: P0302
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2000 Lexus GS300 3.0L No Start VIN: JT8BD68S4Y
car has a hard time starting after fuel is added to fuel tank. 3-4 + turns of the key engine cranks but wont start. when it finaly does start r.p.m. start out 100,200,300 400,500 slowly picking up speed then idles fine. and will start ok after that until the n...
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2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L No Start, Stall, starts/shuts off VIN: 1G2WR5217Y
Hi All This started with an evap vent code...ran great...started testing vent sol lr fenderwell 15.5 ohms not sticking (used snapy to turn on the sol ..moved up to purge sol by alt... then veh hasn't started and ran longer then 10 secs since... master tech cam... Trouble codes: P0446 (evap vent sol control starts and runs here), P1629, U1255 (no communication 24 cycles ago found this later)
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1997 Saturn SC2 1.9L blower moror VIN: 1G8ZH1275V
saturn techs! thanks for your time. customer complaint; battery goes dead over night(has new good battery) i found and repaired a draw from the trunk light.now has .1 amp draw. when vehicle was sitting in stall i noticed the blower motor running on high, ignit...
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1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Compressor VIN: 4S3BD6350S
Thanks for any help in advance. The a/c compressor will not engage on this vehicle. The a/c relay has power to the yellow and the brown w/red wires. It will engage the compressor when the brown w/red wire and the yellow w/green wires are jumpered. Testing has ...
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L shift solenoid valve VIN: JT2BG22KXW
Hi. I start working on this car from last week. It came to shop with check engine light "on". code is P0773- shift solenid valve "E" electic malfunction. I checked this code through ALL DATA. "ALL DATA" said that I have check " shift solenoid valve SL" and sho...
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRA81H4T
This jetta has no spark until you touch the middle(black/red) wire at coil with computer safe test light, can unplug neg lead of test light from battery, but have to have pos hooked up and as long as you touch that wire the car will run. First this car has bee...
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Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2002 Audi A4 1.8L plastic water jacket; rear cyl head VIN: WAUJC68E72
Thanks to Steve from Michigan, my only reply and vote of confidence! This 02 model with 42K had a factory (extended?) warranty for this particular coolant outlet failure, and though I had planned to drop the engine/trans cradle enough to access the housing f...
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1994 BMW 750iL 5.0L lack of power VIN: WBAGC8326R
Hello BMW Techs After driving the car for another 100 miles and not getting any lack of power or check engine light on, we decided to return the car to the customer. Thanks a lot for your help. Trouble codes: 201 (02 sensor control bank 1--6), 41 (air flow meter bank 1-6), 63 (torque converter clutch bank 1-6), 201 (02 sensor control bank 1--6), 63 (torque converter clutch bank 1-6), 26 (injection signal EGS).
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1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G4HP52L6S
turned out to be the module. put on a new module and it idles like it should and runs great. thanks to everyone for all there help and suggestions
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1993 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L Master Cylinder VIN: 1G1JC5446P
Thanks again for your time and expertice, it turned out to be a piece of cake. We replaced the master cylinder and cleared the abs codes, using the mt2500, and the system reset itself. I was given several other options that would work just as well, but we went...
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2002 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
I have not yet fixed this van. The problem Is intermittent. I received very detailed cleaning procedures from Aran from Utah and Keith from Montana and can't wait to try them out, It was exactly the Info I was looking for. Thanks everyone for the replies and w... Trouble codes: P0303, P0305.
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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6530W
Thank you all who replied to my issue. It was a very simple fix thanks to jack from ohio I did find the pcv valve hose sucking together has the vehicle got hotter. If you looked @ the hose it looked o.k. but went I felt the hose you can tell it was collapsed... Trouble codes: P0171.
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2003 Ford mustang mach 4.6L hard start VIN: 123HELPPLE
Hi to all and thanks again,with the 3 replies,we all felt the same things,sorry for the late posting,but here goes,fuel pressure test all fine,leak down fine,amps draw fine,flow rates fine,the last thing done to her was an over night test for leak down,started...
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1997 Mazda B2300 SE 2.3L dome light/doorajarlight VIN: 4F4CR16A9V
thanx for the help!!! lubing the switch with silicone lube as suggested solved the problem! this site & the people who visit are flat-a-- awesome!!!
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBFA61EXP
Well guys I feel very confident that you have identified my problem. Fasthair sending me the link to Sr Bower's forum post was invaluable, incredible information! Thanks! Chris there are NO used units out there. The customer is a Michigan football asst. coach ...
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1992 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NES134N
I apologize for the delay. I took some holidays, and upon my return the customer was unreachable. Finally, the customer returned. With ample time to analize the wiring diagrams, I concluded that it was possible that I crossed the 2 pins. I'm embarrassed to adm... Trouble codes: 26 (quad driver error).
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1996 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L pressure plate VIN: 2G2FV22P5T
thanks for responding, wes,alex,doug,and jon,the fix was to remove the shim.they must have given me a thicker shim than the material removed when they resurfaced the flywheel.i ordered a reman flywheel and measured the two the reman was almost an eigth of an i...
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2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L intake gasket VIN: 4TAWM72NXY
Sure enough the California emissons sticker is the secret, I recieved the gasket from California and it is exactly like the original. local Toyota dealer told me I could use one or the other, not so. The shape is just enough different to cause vacuum leaks. Th...
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1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L no mil light VIN: YV1LS5545T
Thanks for all the responses, you were all right as it was a burnt out bulb. I've had quite a few wiring problems with european vehicles lately and forgot to do the obvious. Thanks to Jim [...] for the tip on the tsb for resetiing monitors. Have a good weeke... Trouble codes: P0455.
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