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1989 BMW 535i 3.4L transmission leak @ converter
this bmw 535i came in leaking tranny fluid from the hole in the bottom of the bell housing drip while running in park...stops dripping when you put it in drive or reverse...transmission works flawlessly and quiet too, as long as it is full...has anybod...
1992 BMW 325i 2.5L door locks VIN: WBACB4317N
The door locks on this 325 when locked with drivers door lock and unlock right after they are locked if the lock is moved very slowly this will not happen . the drivers lock acuator is new and all fuse and wiring appear ok , Any onw of you techs seen this prob...
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L wipers VIN: WBABK7329V
Customer states the wipers will quit mid-stroke without warning. May not act up for weeks, may act up 2-3 times in a week. The problem ONLY acts up on LOW speed, not HIGH, not INTERMITTENT. Switching from LOW to HIGH when they stop does NOT make them restart. ...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADD6322W
Greetings BMW experts. We have a 528I that keeps getting misfire codes for all cylinders except #2. The ECM sees a misfire and shuts down the corresponding injector intermittently. We found coolant in the oil a few weeks ago and replaced head gasket, had cylin... Trouble codes: 238 (Misfire cyl 1), 240 (Misfire cyl 3), 241 (Misfire cyl 4), 242 (Misfire cyl 5), 243 (Misfire cyl 6)
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L Electric Cooling fan VIN: WBAAM5338Y
Hi guys, this is one of those jobs you wished you never had to work on, but here we go. This vehicle has been in a recent front end accident and came from a bodyshop to this shop. The auxillary cooling fan runs constantly, even with the key out and the engine ...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L check engine light VIN: WBADM6348Y
Can anybody tell us the definition for P1250? Alldata faxed back that it doesn't correlate to this car. Thanks Trouble codes: P0441 (Purge Flow Fault Evap Emissions Control System), P1250 (Alldata cannot provide a definition)
1992 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L battery light VIN: 1G1JF51T6R
Car came in with battery light on, interior light on, and radio inoperative. Found fuse #11 blown replaced fuse test drove vehicle, fuse blows again after about 5 minutes of operation, fuse will not blow unless car is driven,did try another atlernator same pro...
1996 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1G6EL12Y1T
this is a recurring problem - at 94,ooo we replaced plugs & plug wires (ac plugs & wires), had p0300 at that time & misfire counter showed # 3 way up there. at 110,000 mi p0300 showed up again (misfire counter showed #3 again), plug had carbon tracking on porc... Trouble codes: P0300
1999 Cadillac Escalade 5.7L ride control VIN: 1G4EK13RXX
when you are driving this vehicle the steering wheel will go to eather side and start drifting. this vehicle has been aligned and all steering comp. have been checked for play and nothing was found. are there any problems with this vehicle that i do not know a...
1990 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Possible flywheel VIN: 1G1YY23805
Customer has been to several other shops due to a noise complaint. When vehicle is cold, it operates normally. Once the engine has warmed up, howver, it makes a knocking noise. The noise goes away when the vehicle is reved up and will return after two to three...
1995 Chevrolet K2500 6.5L Clutch VIN: 1GCGK29F0S
Truck came in for intermittent hard shifter engagement sometimes had to shut truck off to engage,replace worn pivot ball and clutch fork (never greased)was great for a couple of weeks now it appears to be doing the same thing except when hot,Any one run into a...
1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 2G1FP22P25
customer just bought this camero for his son that had it for two days before overrev caused rod brg to turn. alldata shows this engine coming out from the bottom as a assembly. my question is has anyone ever taken it out from the top. a site called the happy h...
1996 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2G1FP22POT
hi guys,i have a camero with a hunting idle,i did a full tune up and shortly after it started hunting.if i unplug the iac it will not hunt. i have tried a new mass air flow,intake tube,egr valve. it has a new fuel pump and rebuilt transmission and ignition swi...
1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1GBL52W1TR
Time for all the people from up-north to come back and drive their cars..This car has been sitting for approx 4 months After starting car driving around block customer states that on a slow accel from a stop that car surges and bucks. Drove vehicle found to be...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W2T
Merry Christmas! I have a 96 blazer that I am having a tough time with. P0340 (cmp) and p0300 come up from time to time, and when driving you can see the misfires count up.So far I have scoped the cam and crank, also both together while driving, and patterns l... Trouble codes: P0340 (cmp sensor curcuit), P0300 (multiple cylinder misfire)
1997 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTEC19RXV
This pickup came in with a check engine light on. Customer said his transmission indicator light did not function and the tack was not working. It felt to him like the trans did not shift down from high gear. Next morning when he started it the service light w...
1998 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBFG15R6W
This is an emissions failure... Replaced PCM and tested all ground circuits to PCM Replaced TPS and re-wired circuit from TPS to PCM Replaced MAP Sensor/MAF Sensor/Fuel tank pressure sensor/both rear O2 sensors/both catalytic converters. While running drive tr... Trouble codes: P0121
2002 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L hard start VIN: 2G1WH55K82
verified has an intermittant long crank to start. checked for codes, tsb's, updates, none found. checked fuel pressure, volume and bleed off-ok. replace fuel pressure regulator just 'cuz, no help. checked air filter and exhaust-ok. scoped ckp and cmp ckts at i...
2004 Chevrolet Optra 2.0L Forward gears VIN: KL1JK52ZX4
Hello everyone. I have Reverse But no forward gears unless I disconnect the TCM. I am really stuck on this one..I've been in touch with Technical assistance with this, that's how the valve body was replaced.There isn't much for diagnosis help with these trans....
1994 Dodge B350 5.9L engine VIN: 2B6KB31Z4R
complaint of vibration all the time, happens at idle in neutral, when driving under load present at 1800-2500 rpm, goes away or not felt at higher rpm, no change when t/convertor was installed, all engine setting have been checked and okay, any hints/tips for ...
1998 Dodge Caravan 3.3L No Start VIN: 2B4GP25R2W
engine crank ok it look if want start at the bigining. at the moment i have spark and injectors pulse but after 5 second no more pulse and spark.i checked crank and cam signal at the sensor conector and pcm conector all ok.i replace crank and cam sensor with t... Trouble codes: P0340, P1495 (leak ded pump solenoid)
1999 Dodge Intrepid 3.2L No Start VIN: 2B3HD5658X
Hello group, this 99 Intrepid will not communicate with my DRB3. What is wierd is I had communication 2 days ago, but yesterday when I came in it would not communicate with any module. I tried the DRB on 2 other vehicles and was able to communicate with all av... Trouble codes: 1685 (incorrect message from sentry key immobilizer module)
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FMDU34X1S
Customer complaint: At times after a 20 minute drive, customer goes into a store, comes out and vehicle will run very poorly and die. Sometimes it will clean up and sometimes it will die and not restart. Afer vehicle sets for maybe 30 minutes to an hour it sta...
1995 Ford F800 5.9L engine crankcase pressure VIN: 1FDNF80C3S
This F800 Boom Truck came into our shop about a month ago for a severe oil leak at the inner timing gear case/cover. The engine is a 5.9B Cummins much like those used in the Dodge Ram truck up to 98. The common problem was the cracked gear case, so we replaced...
1996 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDLF47F6S
We Replaced The IPR Valve And The Processor. It Still Comes Up With The Code For High ICP Pressure, Then Goes Into Limp Mode. Got Any Ideas? Trouble codes: P1281 (Excessive ICP Pressure)
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Starting VIN: 1FALP52UOV
97 taurus towed in from parking lot with a no crank condition. There is no power going to the starter solinoid. I checked all fuses ok. If I jump the red and lt blue wire coming from the ignition switch the starter will turn. I installed a new switch no Luck. ...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L 2-3 shift VIN: 2FTRX08L0W
Vehicle came in because in would only shift from 1-2 and even then harshly. replaced the TRSW(inhibitor)with no lock. If you back you ease off the excellerator it will go into 2 much softer and will even go into 3 at about 2500-3000 RPM but thats it no further...
1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP7IW6X
good afternoon fellow techs. this police car has the ses light on w/ p0135, p0141, p0155 codes. the police garage put 4 new oxygen sensors in tyring to cure this problem. the car has also been to at least 1 other shop before it landed here. the list of parts t... Trouble codes: P0135 (b1s1 circuit), P0141 (b1s1 heater circuit), P0155 (b2s1 heater circuit)
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L cab VIN: 1FTNW21F2X
hello, i have a clunk or bumping coming from under the drivers floor. this truck was a repairable which doesnt help any. but, as you drive this truck down the road there is a light clunk in the floor. you can feel it with your feet. but on the passanger side t...
2000 GMC Yukon Denali 5.7L brake pedal VIN: 1GKEK13R8Y
customer has brought this vehicle in 5 different times. each time after about 2 months the pedal is spongy and says pedal goes to floor. the master cyl. has been replaced twice with factory parts,no visible signs of leakage anywhere. this is a disc & drum setu...
1989 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMCA5630K
ok here is the problem i have 2 honda accords 1 a 1988 and the other 1989 both carb. both failed for high nox. i have checked egr valve if i pump up the valve to about 5 in it opens compleatly and the car stumbles the only problem i have is that the egr only g...
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L 1-2 gear VIN: 1HGCB7276N
Good afternon group. I have a 92 accord that is not shifting. This is somewhat of a follow up as i posted a fix to soon because i was going out of town and thought we had it. The car is in fail safe mode and the d4 lite stays on all of the time but it doesnt b...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S2CK58WOX
Greetings gentlemen. I posted a help on this some months back and wanted to update you and ask for your help again. Vehicle came in with a high rpm knock and customer wanted a new engine so we installed one. Customer never came back so I put lien on the vehicl...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4FX58S5V
This jeep has been all over town- it will shut off on a prolong idle mainly after the jeep has been sitting- there is a new battery and conections are clean. all grounds have been cleaned- My scan tool may have caught a p0320- crank signal lost but no check en...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L CO in cooling system VIN: SALTY1249Y
This vehicle was towed in for overheating on highway. Started up on arival ran fine. Pressure tested cooling system no leaks found. Tested for co in cooling system none found. Scaned ecm code po305 found (miss #5 cyl). Replaced thermostat per tsb, replaced #5 ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG 3.6L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WDBHM36E2T
This car hesitates badly after warming up, it accellerates smoothly but lacks power. When the vehicle came in it was barely running. It had multiple misfire codes stored along with PO171 and P1341 for variable cam solenoid function. I discovered that the wires...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Belt Tensioner VIN: WDBHA23G6W
Installed a new serpentine belt tensioner because the old one was sqeaking. After installing the new tensioner and belt in Oct. it has had a vibration noise. I have cleaned out the pulley grooves but didn't help any. Its worse when you put it in gear with the ...
1992 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L no spark VIN: 1G3HY5316N
Fellow Techs, This vehicle came in on the hook with crank/no start condition. Customer stated service engine soon light was flashing and engine was running poorly for several days, then it would not start at all. I jumped pins A&B on data link connector. The ...
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L Crank Sensor VIN: 1G3WS52H0X
Hello fellow techs. This Olds is eating my brain. I don't have a lot of domestic experience. Cranks/no start. Code P0385-Crank Pos Sen in system. I checked for power on red wire at sensor,no voltage. No voltage from PCM end of red wire either. All other power ...
2000 Other Chrysler TC 5.9L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7KF23642
Hello I hope some one can help me. Very cold up here and alot of break downs. Have a customer with deisel bus, cummins 5.9 lt. Its called a blue bird tc. He can not get into cummins till next week. i am able to pull the code from the ecm flash light system on ... Trouble codes: 374 (pulled code through dash light no info .)
1989 Plymouth Acclaim 2.5L Stall VIN: 1P3BA46K2K
customer says that the vehicle has died on her and she has problems keeping the car running in the morning when it's cold and she first starts it up. The first time I checked it out I couldn't find any problems with it. This time every time I start it it dies ...
2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L ride control VIN: 5TBBT4410Y
Does anyone have a problem trying to balance toyota truck wheels? I have a Snap On computer balancer and can't seem to get them balanced out right.
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 3VWSA81H2T
hello all, I have a 96 jetta here that refuses to be fixed. Car originally came in with complaint of slippage in 3rd and 4th speeds. TCM had no codes. Pull trans and send to local trans shop. Their analysis was the torque converter had failed, and the debris ...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L secondary air pump VIN: WVWMD63B6X
I do not normally work on VW's, but this is a friends car. The problem is the secondary air injection pump, it will run all the time and all night long, until the batt. is dead. It may cycle off for a few minutes but will come back on. I unplugged pump while I...
1986 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: YV1AX8849G
Thanks in acvance! This vehicle floods badly.Plugs so wet it will not start.Lambda at 73(rich).Tried new MAF,coolant temp was changed,Lab scope shows 8.15 ms injector on time at idle cold engine.Spark appears good with great max kv.Fuel pressure at 32-38 psi.H...
1994 Volvo 850 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1LW571R2
Car came in no start. checked for spark, none. checked for injector pulse, none. scanned for codes (generic obdii scanner) and got the tps code, but am unable to get any data on the data mode of my scanner except "mil off". with the key on, there is no check e... Trouble codes: P0120
1994 Volvo 850 2.3L ABS light on VIN: YV1LW571R2
Hello again Fellow Techs, This vehicle came in with the ABS light on and codes 141 Faulty Pedal Sensor and 444 No power to Valves in Hydraulic unit. We have cleaned the connectors at the ABS controller, combination relay, pedal sensor and Hydraulic connector. ...
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L heater VIN: YV1KS9607T
i am trying to repair the climate control on my wife's volvo 960 . the heater will not maintain the selected temperature , it just blows luke warm air . if the temp. selector is turned to max it works well but there isn't any heat regulation . i have removed a...

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1990 Acura Legend LS 2.7L Stall VIN: JH4KA3271L
I was not able to fix the car. We kept the car for a week, and was not to get the problem to occur again, cust. was advised to return if and when the problem becomes worse, or at least more frequent, for us to continue diag. Had some good responses, that confi...
1990 Buick Electra Park Avenue 3.8L Surge VIN: 1G4CW54C3L
I had several good replies: TPS glitch inspection, charcoal canister, misadjusted brake switch, EGR valve & ignition coil. One reply said to drive vehicle in 3rd gear and see if problem is gone, it was. I install an OEM ignition coil and redrove and problem wa...
1995 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L thermostat ? VIN: 1GCCS1943S
After double checking all the possibilities you guys suggested I test drove the truck and worked the engine. I immediately did a combustion leak test and did pick up CO2 in the cooling system. since we don't replace head gaskets I referred him to another shop....
1997 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1GCHK33J9V
After going back and checking Plugs/connectors which were all good and seated i went and checked the scan tool found a way off reading on the timing(dont remember excatly but was a - number and way off). I went back to square one..set motor on top dead center ... Trouble codes: P1345 (crankshaft/camshaft position sensor correlation).
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Headlights, battery light VIN: 2G1WF55E01
Well, after further checking of this system I found the body computor had 15 codes stored in it. Like the one gentleman said if it had 10 or more codes to replace the body control computor so, thats what I did. So far the car is fixed except now the air bag li...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Timing cover/water pump VIN: 1GCGK29U41
Thanks for the 8 replies I recieved. Relaced the water pump gaskets and all is well. I appreciate the info guys! Thanks.
2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi Limited 2.7L Heater VIN: 1C3EL65U31
Of the help replies, Brock from Manitoba responded that the Chrylser product I was working on typically did not heat as well at idle as they do while being driven. The car needed a water pump. The repair was bid, but the customer did not want to part with the ...
2000 Dodge Durango R/T 5.9L cruise control VIN: 1B4HS28Z2Y
Thank you for all the replies. Some suggested to carefully check the tps and make sure it was working. Micheal [...] sent the following instructions which I believe will fix it... The cruise control system on this is adaptive. In that, it learns the 'length...
2002 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L Cooling system / Radiator
Well the Intrepid is finally done. After careful prep and a couple of trips to the Dodge dealership for tools and manual the fix is in. I want to personally thank all the techs that responded to my help request. The heads were checked at a machine shop, no cra...
1970 Ford c600 330CID brake lights VIN: C61DVH4072
hi group found that thisting had some wiring work done to it at on time, the way it was wired i was getting feedback on the signal ckt, with the relay unplugged i had a signal from brake switch, relay plugged in had power all times, traced wiring back down to ...
1989 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTHF25G6K
Thank you to all for your help with this problem. We recieved much information about the air charge temp sensor. However our problem was the fuel pressure regulator. We had a miscomunication in the shop and this caused us loss of many man hours on a fairly sim...
1992 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAPP13J6N
this little beastie needed brain surgery the signal line for the o2 sensor in the e.c.m. was dead. replace ecm and all is well. by the way we did rr the o2 that the consumer had bought from our 'good friends' at autozone. before we replaced the ecm Trouble codes: 172 (lean mixture).
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L MIL Lamp on, tps VIN: 1FTEX15N1S
Done - TPS TPS had nice smooth arch on scope with KOEO, but looked like a ly detector paper with KOER. Scanner showed .5v 1.3v .52v 2.1v all w/o touching the pedal... At KOEO showed .52v... Refrence voltage was smooth whether the eng was running or not. Checke... Trouble codes: 412 (can not raise rpm), 121 (closed tps out of range), 411 (rpm out of spec - curb idle), 225 (no knock sensor signal during KOER), 125 (tps volts low/AP IVSS disagree), 122 (tps signal too low).
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Heater Core VIN: 2FTDX08W4V
I replaced the heater core with a new Ford core (warranty). I also clamped an auxiliary ground to one of the tubes and ran it through the firewall and grounded it in the engine compartment. Time will tell.
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEN15L2Y
Thanks to all of you that replied, the cause of the problem was broken valve springs. Trouble codes: P1158 (ho2 rich).
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L pdl/radio/dome/traction/doorajar bulb
Hi again guy's,This is fixed w/a 'vehicle security module'=controls PDLocks/keyless/dash ajar lite/dome,of course. Only $41?!,It had to be programmed,download build data from old 1,and upload into new,Also had to program the remotes w/the ol'cycle the key 8 ti...
2003 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXW46F93
I would like to thank everyone that replied to this vehicle; but the owner of the truck took it back and we have yet to hear from him on what has happened with it. He is very hard to get hold of.I wish I had more information to share; but at this point I will ...
1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L pump motor VIN: 1HGCD5656T
Thanks for the help. I got several ggod tips. I want to thank Phil [...]. WE rans the honda TSB that Phil sent me. It helped prove that the 1st used unit was bad but in a different way than the original. I also got a caution to not remove the relief plug on t...
2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L keyless entry VIN: 1HGCM716X4
Thank you to all who replied. Below is the procedure that Wayne [...] sent to me. Fotunately the immobilzer part of the key was ok and all we had to do was reprogram the remotes and saved the customer an overpriced trip to the dealer. 2003-04 Accord LX and E...
2000 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L No Start VIN: JALC4B14DY
Quite a few of the replies mentioned a shutoff lever on the back of the injection pump as well as blown fuses causing this concern, however, after checking those and trying to start this engine even on supplimental fuel (I.E. WD-40/JB-80/even a breath of carb ...
1996 Kia Sephia GS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: KNAFA1251T
The surge and rough idle seemed to be related to vacuum lines to the EGR valve and solenoid under the manifold. Replaced lines and idle is better after being on the highway. Cleaned throttle body and maf but did not change anything. Fuel pressure stayed within...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L Temperature
Thank you for all the prompt and accurate responses! The consensus with all the replies was a faulty ACC control head. This was the case. I replaced the unit & we drove the car for the rest of the day with no problems. As for the sunroof, holding the button in...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Lighting VIN: WDBJF55F5T
Well this car is fixed,I feel rather foolish as the information for this repair was already in our shop in the form of a MBZ service bulletin. I got 3 replies pointing out the below., all correct Thanks to Carl,Patrick, and Jim. Stanley also pointed out to che...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L no upshift VIN: WDBHA29G8X
we did end up replacing this transmission, we did the electronics plate (or conductor plate) and control unit, several inspections of valve body, no problem was found there. shifts perfect now.
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L hydrolics VIN: JN1CA21D2S
It's been over a week,we called the customer, and she says car is doing fine. The fix was to allow more free play in the master cyl. rod. One suggestion was to loosen the mounting bolts holding the master cly. to the firewall. If the trouble went away, linka...
2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01D61
Thanks to all the techs that responded.I cleaned mass airflow conector,checked and cleand all grounds,especially battery posts which were corroded.Warned customer lite may come back on if this does'nt work.Car has been out for a week with no problems.Thanks to... Trouble codes: P0100 (Mass Air Flo Meter).
1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G3MR67XGR
I had several responses,most of which said intake leak. As the vehicle stayed overnight and was dead cold this morning, a rather large leak was easily found on back side of intake by #6 cylinder. When warm(even a little warm)it completely goes away and the tun...
1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue 3.8L noise VIN: 1G3WH52K5W
Thanks to all that replied.Found bad oring at pcv. But noise still there. Pulled trans. back out,found retaining washer where flywheel bolts go thru not properly welded.Reweld flywheel,reinstall trans.Ureka! noise gone. Thanks to all
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L Slip or extended shift VIN: 1G3WH52H4X
The customer chooses not to fix the vehicle at this time. We got some good suggestions. The consensus seems to be a sticking pressure control solenoid and or worn boost valves in VB. From the replies the surest fix is drop the pan and check for excess metal....
1995 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L lifters VIN: 1G2WJ12M8S
Hi guys & gals.yes it is fixed,i got 17 replies on this problem within 1 1/2 days.most replies recommended to to change oil again and road test or let idle off & on for 1-2 hours,1 even spoke of spun cam bearings.THANK YOU ALL for your input and helping to pul...
2000 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L abs light & brake light VIN: 1G2HX54K4Y
I got 4 replies on this pontiac. Most said check for grounds or corrosion in connector. We did that and did not see a probnlem. After customer left to return home to Houston, we are in Dallas, we got an email about a hard to find ground on top of tranny. We we...
1980 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L steering VIN: 91A0130507
Most of the replies regarding this 911 suggested I check for debris in the steering column from a previously failed steering shaft bearing or problems with the tie rods or their positioning. I think the problem was actually a combination of the two. There was ...
1992 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L long crank time VIN: 4S3BJ6320N
Howdy, Sorry that I didn't close this sooner,I thought that I had but obviously I didn't do it right. I hope this works this time. What we did on this vehicle was we checked the computer system for wiring integrety, replaced the temp sensor and that appeared t...
2005 Subaru WRX Wagon 2.0L Speedo Gear
Hi all Subaru Techs thanks very much for all your inputs. all state that time to r+r unit is way off. it should be 3.5 plus .6 for tubro car. and plus op time for gear. most also said about it is not common but happens time to time about these nylon gears got ...
1993 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.5L temperture gauge VIN: WV2MCO70PH
was never able to get specifacations gauge still reads higher than auctual engine temperature.i have found that there is not alot of information,iam closing this due to time.if something changes i will repost
1994 Volvo 960 2.9L Misfire, codes VIN: 1Y23FR45SO
thank all who helped the problem ended up being that the o2 sensor was bad it was a p.o.s. bosch sensor that was spliced in so i replaced it with an oe one. Now with lab scope hooked up o2 always swiches like it should. thank you kevin [...] Trouble codes: 212 (o2 sensor fault), 113 (fuel countrol out of paramters high).
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