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1997 Acura RL 3.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA9649V
car towed to shop. tested for fuel psi, check of power to pump . none checked mitchel and i am not getting proper wire dia on this car (can't figure). just changed from aldata to mitchel, I only work here, fuel pump has 9 terminals to it . mit. says black and ...
1988 BMW 750iL 5.0L radio VIN: WBAGC8308J
can anyone get me a wiring diagram or a pin out for the stock radio in this BMW or tell me if a code is required after a battery disconnect. thanks
1993 Cadillac Eldorado 4.9L Misfire VIN: 1G6EL12B9P
though i had this one fixed, but it came back with the same complaint as befor. misfire cold only the first two to three min. now i have narrowed it down to an brake electrical system fault. when this car first came in we were sure it was ignition related, so ...
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L heater VIN: 1G6AW69Y4D
This person is the second owner of the vehicle. First time he tried to use the heater it would give little heat. Took it back to Chev. dealer who sold it to him and they replaced the thermostat and checked over the heater saying they could find no problem. Sti...
2001 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Cuts out VIN: 2G1WL52J11
Fellowtechs: This car has been acting up for as long as the customer has owned the car; around 2 years and 20K miles. It will cut out for a split second (a quick jerk) randomly-but never long enough to make the car lose speed or stall. Its NOT misfiring-its cu...
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTDF15N2N
i need some help please i have a ford truck with a no start the fuel pump runs all time and the coil will spark with just key on unplug spout and coil stops no data from computer once coil stops it will spark every once in a minute or so and when it sparks the...
1993 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L spark plugs VIN: 1FTEF14Y2P
Seeked help from Ford garage and they have no idea what the problem is.We,re going to try disconnecting the cataylic convertors next and running it to see if it will clear it up. Its not getting gas in the oil. Motor holds good oil pressure.When this first occ...
1994 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAPP36X7R
Hello everyone and thanx in advance for any help. Car came in, cust states check engine light comes on during long rides.We got the light to come on and the code stored was 186.We replaced the MAF sensor.O2 appears good,Fuel press. within specs,no vacuum leaks... Trouble codes: 186 (injector pulse high or maf to low)
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U5T
Hi everyone hope someone can help me out on this taurus. MIL light comes on intermitantly with a code P0443 evap control valve. This Taurus has a VMV (vacuum managment valve). I ohm tested valve and it was ok at 34.4 ohms, wires also ohmed ok from ecm to conne... Trouble codes: P0443
1994 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 6.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GTGK24F7R
Hi everyone; This 6.5 starts poorly when cold. First we went through the glowplugs and found one bad one. That didn't help. I then hooked up the scanner and found the coolant sensor reading 115 degrees f. when cold. Our temp outside is right around freezing no...
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L no vss VIN: 4S2DM58W1Y
am i missing something or could it be bad pcm .!!! Trouble codes: P0502
1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Misfire VIN: IG2HZ5219S
This car ran fine before, the supercharger nose bearings were replaced as well as the lower intake, plenum gaskets, PCV(all dealer parts) and fuel filter(napa). After these repairs, the vehicle ran fine. Within 3 weeks of the repairs, a misfire under load has ...
2002 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1NXBR12E22
Overall drivability is excellent. Scanned vehicle with Modis both vehicle specific and generic OBD2. No codes. Under all conditions vehicle has low idle problem, according to the owner since bought new. Fuel pressure within specs, no vacuum leaks, MAF within o...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABM5347Y
The BMW techs came thru for me. The general consensus was that the camshaft sensors are a pattern failure on this car. There were also several cases in the archives which had somehow eluded me on my first search prior to posting. I am a big fan of archive se... Trouble codes: 65 (Camshaft position sensor circuit malfunction).
2000 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1GNEK13T5Y
Thanks for all of the repleis.Most suggested secondary ignition problems.Some were fuel delivery concerns.With our shop being limited in equipment I had no way of getting a secondary scope pattern.For those who recommended plug wires thank you.I just had troub...
2001 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L ABS control module VIN: 1G1Y22G815
To all techs, I misjudged this customer. I thought for sure that they would allow me to replace the module, but at the last minute they discounted the price of the vehicle for the amount of the repair. The new owner has his own Vette-tech that he has used for ...
1988 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L Electric belt driven hydro pump VIN: FDKF38M6JN
Well fellow members the story goes something like this. After being told several times to check the belt tension & me just knowing it was the pump bearing cause that belt was tight. And then I thought 'Hey, I never did spray that belt to see if the noise cha...
1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L Curtesy Lights VIN: 1FDEE14H2S
The lights on the van have worked as designed more often than not. I have checked all but one reply and that was the switches on the door handle. It apears the van would have illuminated entry to have the switches on the handle I checked the hinges, replaced...
1999 Ford F-150 4.6L Unknown VIN: B676791149
hi tech : thanks to the many replies ,i had to change the master cylinder and every thing is find. the rubbers in the cylinder were swollen and pressure was by passing .I want to say thanks again
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31F2X
Thanks to eveyone that replied and offered help. The pcm was at fault-replaced and all is well Thanks again, Donny
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21F1Y
Thank you all for the very useful replies, I did replace both valve cover gaskets, that seemed to cure the problem. Although they are very expinsive 200.00 a crack. Thank all again for the help. HH
2001 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L ABS module VIN: 1FDXE45F61
response from Jim of Alberta I thinks says alot: No system is perfect... don't forget we have computer dweebs involved in our daily business. Reading through 'Principals of operation' in the 2001 WSM didn't help but I surmise that having both front speed sen...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Cuts out
Greetings and thanks to all 6 techs who took the time to reply. I am posting this as a fix even though i still have the vehicle in my possesion as after using a four channel scope to observe the operation of the main relay using a wiring diagram obtained from ...
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Timing chains/tensioners VIN: SAJGX2047X
I guess I'm the first one thinking along those lines as using Ford/Lincoln parts in a Jaguar engine or that the Jaguar mechanics are closely guarding their secrets. I had some responses but only one saying it was Ford parts, but he didn't elaborate more into i...
1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L insturment cluster VIN: 19R36XJ8R5
hi all well i drove the jeep a total of 300 miles plus and it never acted up. can't fix it if it isn't broke and customer was really wanting his jeep back.all i can say is i tried and you folks that emailed me did too! thank you all phil
1995 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Electronic VIN: 1YVGE22COS
Thanx to all the replies , cust took car to dealer for trans overhaul .
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1MEFM58S1X
of the 4 replies i recieved the only one that appeared close was the torque convertor shudder.we had already check the other replies.the customer didn't want to go any further.thanks for all the help.
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D41
Well its fixed after a few days of hair pulling. Ended up changing the Mass Air Flow even though it tested within specs all the time. Thanks for the help guys. Dan Trouble codes: P0171 (right fuel system lean).
1989 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on, code 41
Thanks so much for the help. I found the magnet loose in the gear. replaced and running fine. Again thanks and I can not express how much I love the mutual respect and help from fellow machanics and engineers. This association has proven its worth to many. I w... Trouble codes: 41 (camshaft sensor).
1981 Toyota Pickup 2.4L brakes VIN: JT4RN38D5B
Well, i told the cust. that i would need to turn rotors and swap front pads, like alot of people mentioned. cust. declined and took truck, brought it back 1 1/2 week later to have it done (cust. tried fixing it and replaced - booster, calipers- again, disconne...
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Stall VIN: 4T1SK12E7S
thank you all for your input. as most of you suggested, i checked the remanned distributor on a lab scope. saw that everything was fine and looking good. while i was checking this i rubbed up against the ect harness and the engine changed engine speed. i ended...
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