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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WBADP6348Y
hey guys i need some help here Just a code definition would go a long ways here . I really would apreciate some help on this one , It belongs to a friend of mine , I just dont have the recorces to get started here , customer has been told that this is probibly... Trouble codes: 1397 (undocumented code)
1997 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L Unknown VIN: 1GCCS1946V
This truck came in with customer complaining of brake pedal going to the floor. Checked entire brake system including lines, hoses, calipers, and wheel cylinders and found no visible leaks. Brakes still seem to stop truck however if you keep your foot on the p...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L air bags VIN: 1GCHK291E1
Hi fellowtechs: I have this truck, brought to me from the body shop after being repaired for a front end collision. The air bags deployed so the following componets were replaced by the body shop; both air bags, the clockspring under the steering wheel, front ...
2001 Chevrolet Metro LSi 1.3L No Start VIN: 2C1MR52291
Hi guys! Here I am again. This little Metro came in with a smoking problem and it's too young to do this. We checked everything over and found that the rings were plugged up and the valves needed attention. After all the work was done & reassembled my employ...
2002 Chevrolet P 30 CHASSIS 5.7L No Start VIN: 5B44P42R42
Thanx all in advance for any input. Truck has inter. no start found pressure leaking . Still has a no start unless starting fluid is used. I have koer 52psi at idle and koeo about 50 psi when cranking fuel presssure will drop to 45psi checked fuel filter ok. I...
1992 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L No Start VIN: 1C3XC66RXP
vehicle started out as no start replaced ecm found tps stuck at.06v perform pinpoint test found bad tps replaced vehicle started and ran customer came back complaining of no start after hot soak duplicated problem tps stuck at .06v replaced tps same problem af... Trouble codes: 24 (tps voltage below min)
1993 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1B4GH54RXP
This vehicle drives fine for about 3 miles. Then it dies when you come to a stop at a stop sign or signal. It is very consistant and always dies after the same amount of time and always at a stop, at idle, after driving normally for about three miles, (Note: I...
1988 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L Dual wheel conversion VIN: 1FDKF38M6J
Bought a dump truck at the auction. Had dual wheels on left side , single on right side, with dry rotted wheel/tire in dump bed. Brought it home, bought 6 new grippers & go to put missing wheel back on & find lug too short/wheel hitting brake drum. What the h#...
1990 Ford Festiva L 1.3L No Start VIN: KNJPTO6H6L
hello i have a ford im lost on it has no spark i have replaced the coil module distributor i cant find enough info on our mitchel system to help if any has ever worked on this system please help.
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5524Y
This car came in for a tune up and after being tuned up it set a check engine light. After scanning the car I found it had a p1400 auxilary emissions code. Can anyone point in the right direction on what this code is and how to fix it.
1995 Hyundai Scoupe Turbo 1.5L Shifts VIN: KMHVE32NXS
This transmission shifts too early.Before 35 it's in fourth.And when it downshifts to first,it's real hard. Any ideas? With my Tranx it shifts ok.
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L compressor clutch VIN: 4S2CM58WOW
Hi, I have this Rodeo to fix. Last year we replaced the AC compressor because the clutch went bad. I did not do the ex. valve or dryer at that time because the owner felt it was not necessary because the compressor itself had not failed. The car worked great ...
1993 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L engine controller VIN: 1J4FJ58S5N
No start when cold. No spark, no fuel,no pulse, no check engine light. Now if you cycle ignition switch several times,check engine light will come on and vehicle will start. Pulled codes, found #12, battery feed. Checked wire/resistence from ASD relay to engin...
1999 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2224X
Cam cover gaskets were changed due to oil leaking into the spk plug holes. Coils were moved from hole to hole to eliminate a bad coil, symptom and code did not change. snap-shot was taken and the only odd readings were; TPS went from 0% @ clsd throttle to 10%... Trouble codes: 302 (2 cyl misfire)
1987 Nissan Sentra SE 1.6L No Start VIN: JN1PB2411H
Gentlemen,"NO-START", won't start is this vehicle's problem. Computer shows code 11 (no signal during cranking)and 21 (no ignition signal during cranking.) Have replaced: Nissan optical distributor with a remand Autozone unit, r&r transistor and coil assembly ...
1994 Nissan D21 SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, no power VIN: 1N6HD16Y9R
Truck came in with complaint of no power. Test drove vehicle and verified complaint. It would barely pull itself. Customer said it happened all at once. Checked the basics first. Exhaust flows freely, fuel pressure seems ok. Nissan dealer had installed a new d...
1996 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Starting VIN: 1G2JB1240T
This sunfire will stall driving or sitting in bay after 10 minutes,after stalling will not restart right away,no spark no injector pulse,no check engine light,codes 21,22,23 ipc dtc.Check ecm for codes none.All connections at ecm are good.Is there any way to p...
1995 Subaru Legacy 2.2L no power VIN: 4S38BK6557
Hello everyone. This vehicle is very !!! underpowered on accel. it completly falls on it's face. we checked timing belt cam timing, installed new timing belt. no problem found there. we also had a c.e.l. on with knock sensor code. replaced knock sensor and c.e...

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2000 Acura TL 3.2L door locks VIN: 19UUA56634
Thank-you Pat,Jim,Mario, and Chris, for your replies to my help request. I replaced the door actuator,and started monitoring the feedback signals to the security madule to see if the problem is in the door or in the security system.I cycled the door locks abou...
1992 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L no charge VIN: 1G4CWS3L2N
the problem was somewhere in the alternator brown wier, applying a battery voltage to it corrected everything, the charging to about 14 volts, the gage was good and no lights in the dash to indicate any problem. i was not able to discover the actual short, so ...
1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G4GD22K75
Yes I have fixed this car. I wanted to get back when I found for sure it did not stop at all then today I looked at the Old fuel pump after I changed it.I put in a new one and ran it no stops.The two wires power ( [...]) and blk and White stripe was melted toget...
2001 Chrysler Voyager 3.3L No Start VIN: 2B8GP44G31
nobody even came close, the replies all concerned coil wiring and asd relay function, which were all checked and good before posting, friend at dealership said he rembered something about bus problems causing no starts, so grabbed scan tool and looked for code...
1991 Dodge Stealth R/T Turbo 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JB3XE74C6M
I group, well this vehicule is fix ,like most of the answer from you were pointing down the ecu and it was !!Thanks Dan!!
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L steering VIN: 1B4GP44G3Y
I recieved 17 replies for this problem. The customer had his mind made up that there was something wrong with the struts I installed and ther was no changing his mind. I had explained to him before I started that it would need alignment. I gave him the choice ...
2003 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L fuel smell VIN: 1D4GP25R53
The fuel smell was coming from the back of the van when it was fueled up. We removed the inner trim and inner fender and resealed the body seams and customer has reported back that the odor has not returned. Thankyou for the suggstions the evap system was good...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L ign.-fuel VIN: 2FMZA5247X
well its fixed ,Nick from Ohio and Juan [...] from Mexico had it right p.c.m. was not powered up , it was not the security system after all ,it was a corroded connection in the power distribution box at the diode just a little corosion ( product of canadian win...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L interior lights VIN: 1FTNW21F4Y
Yes, yes folks it seems if a part comes out of the OE box that part can still be a challenge.Had to change the passenger front door switch again to get it to function correctly.(also guys make sure all your hinge pins are good as the jarring of the door can so...
2001 Ford Escort SE 2.0L hard start VIN: 1FAFP11321
The customer declined to fix the car. I shouldn't have shown him how he could start it by cycling the key a few times. That would build the pressure to where it would start and run good all day. Because of the rapid pressure bleed off, I feel sure a pump would...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1J4GW48S2Y
Well for starters this vehicle did return,only this time it was not misfiring but we did notice there was some activity in the cooling system,small bubbles likely indicating a head gasket issue.I do not have accsess to a bore scope to look into the combustion ... Trouble codes: P0303, P0304, P0300.
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Misfire, stumbles VIN: JN8DR07X61
3 replies with replacement of coils. I asked customer to bring in vehicle when in a failed state to further evaluate. Thanks to all who replied. Trouble codes: P1320, P0302.
1994 Plymouth Acclaim 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, hard start VIN: 1P3AA4633R
Thanks everybody for the info, unfortunately the car was taken as is and supposedly repaired by someone else. thanks also for the info about the cracked dist. i have several customers with the same type of vehicle. and yes the comp. that we tried was correct. ...
1989 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G2FW2187K
Thanks to all who replied. After going thru every thing I could come up with I went back to the begning and current ramping found three injectors not just two that were shorted. When I unplugged the one I missed the first time and the problem went away. The en...
1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L eng block
thanks again to everyone for the insight. althought it is possible to bolt in a 2.4 L vin T inplace of a2.3 vin D. the small but troublesome differences led me to repair the original eng.
1997 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L Parking Brake VIN: 2G2FV22P8V
Thank you all. I have replaced both the rear cal. an adjusted the rear brakes !FIXED! Might know this was my own car!
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L shift solenoid valve VIN: JT2BG22KXW
Hi. Everybody. I really appreciate what you guys did for me. Every responses were good to check this car out and fix. Here is what I fixed this camry. The solenoid which I really want to know where the location is. The solenoid of P0773 code is at the right be...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRA81H4T
I don't really call this a fix but it runs great with no problems, and customer is happy. What I did was got a resister and at the computer where the black/red wire comes out to module and I could make car run with computer safe test light I plugged one end to...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 3VWSC29M6Y
WHen I tried the maf from the other jetta I had in the shop I didn't see immediate results. I decided to test drive the vehicle and thats when I saw the results. I cleared all codes and test drove it. There is a window for the ecm to update new info. Thanks to... Trouble codes: 16556 (system too rich), 17536 (long term fuel trim too lean).
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