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1995 BMW 318is 1.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBABE5324S
This is for the Bmw guys. Car towed in with a no start. Customer states it started to run poor and just died on the road. I found ign coil for clyndar one melted of the side of the coil. I have good spark on the other cylndars and car will not stay running. I ...
1997 BMW 740i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGF8328V
Car came in with check engine light on and codes are P1174 and P1175 and it says air flow meter problem. My Genysis won't comunate with this car, but the cheaper code reader reads the codes. Also I tried to use R5 FCX (scan/reset tool for BMW ) at the round di... Trouble codes: P1174 (Air Flow Meter), P1175 (Air Flow Meter)
1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1G6CD53B5P
hi every technicals: Car's owner pass a away about 3 months ago/so his son drive it everyday for a short distance until last week the car crank over but not starting,they try to boost it still no go,came to us with the towed truck.Push it inside the shop.Vehi...
1994 Chevrolet Van G10 5.0L no overdrive after rebuild
Customer returned tranny with same complaint as before rebuild.No overdrive and no downshift braking.What is the problem???
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Gauge Cluster VIN: 2G1WF52E6Y
Hey fellow techs, I had a Malibu towed in, died on the highway. The customer stated that it would crank and not start, but the battery was completely dead when it got here. The batterywas original, did not want to charge at all so I installed a new battery. Th...
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L engine vibration VIN: 2G1WW12EX1
This car has a vibration at approx. 1000 rpm, not terrible but very noticable. It will do it in neutral or drive or reverse. Has no codes and everything on the monitor seems fine while it shakes.I unplugged egr valve and no help and the engine sounds smooth ou...
1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Cuts out VIN: 2C3HE66G6X
HELP! This one acts like it hits the rev limiter or you turn the key off. Under nomal drive, everythink is ok but go to pass or take off in a hurry and at about [...] will fall in and out. This is for a spilt second at the lower end and ...
1994 Dodge Stealth 3.0L High Idle VIN: JB3AM44H9R
Trying to help a friend over the weekend. Car is idleing at 2000. No access to a scantool but ck engine light is not on. No vacuum leaks. It appears the air is comming through the iac or the water temp controled fast idle valve. the ports seem to be siameesed ...
2001 Dodge Stratus R/T 3.0L 1-2 shift and convertor engagement VIN: 4B3AG52H01
original complaint was harsh 1-2shift in automatic mode. in auto stick mode shifts are always acceptable.on light throttle acceleration the transmission has a very abrupt engagement. this is a mitsubishi transmission and diagnostics are not as accesible as for...
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Forward and Reverse VIN: 1FALP52U5R
Hello everyone, I need some assistance on this one. I have an AXOD/AX4S that I overhauled a month ago. Came back in a couple days ago with no engagement forward or rear. Customer stated it drove fine all month, nothing unusual. Then she parked at a relativ...
1994 Ford Mustang 5.0L radiator VIN: 1FAFP11111
HELP!! I have a 94 mustang with holley carb no efi. Car came in overheating found radiator tank split blowed out. Replaced radiator run engine overheating block test failed pulled heads found 65 (289) heads sent out both cracked. Installed rebuilt 302 heads al...
2000 GMC Jimmy Diamond Edition 4.3L Stall VIN: 1GKDT13W2Y
vehicle runs like a top will be running down the road for 3 hours or for 5 minutes will just die, coast to a stop and it will start right back up, has been tuned ,plugs cap and rotor all delco parts new delco ignition switch. We have not been able to duplicate...
1995 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L No Start VIN: JKGTR145H7
no power to anything, ecu coil dist no injector pulse , no spark, no clusterlites excp check engine lite cranks ok, i have been through all the main areas for power distribution ,what am i over looking, please help if anyone has had this problem, exhausted, th...
2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: SALNY22242
Hello Fellow techs, Customers complaint is intermittent engine misfire and hesitation when there is 1/4 or less fuel in the tank. We removed and examined the pump.No discernable problems found. Has anyone had this problem or possibly an inaccurate guage whi... Trouble codes: P0303, P1472 (VIS power valve always open)
1995 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L battery
Draw kills battery over nite. Light Control Module not turning off front radio unit or window relay. Windows and radio function with ignition off and key removed. Module appears/is remaining on with ignition off. When ground is applied to pink wire to window r...
1999 Mercedes-Benz A-Class 1600CC No Start VIN: WDB1680332
Fellow Techs, this is a vehicle you may only have seen a picture of as I am not sure if it is being sold in the US. No cold start and difficult warm re-start unless a squirt of carb cleaner is presented in the intake while cranking. No fault codes, previous ...
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR05Y5V
[...] The problem is, the computer will not activate the canister vent solinoid. When operating normally The system will purge at 15 mph+ and the canister vent solenoid will activate. It closes the system and it will put the tank in a vacuum and the voltage... Trouble codes: P1147 (evap code)

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1998 Audi A6 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUZZZ4B2W
1989 BMW 325i 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Runs Rich VIN: WBAAA130XK
Thanks for all of the replys. After removing the ecu and taking the cover off i didnt find anything so i then removed the circuit board from the bottom plate and it was corroded and burned badly. I found a used one for a replacement but the customer suddenly d...
1994 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L Charging guage VIN: 1GNDM19W6R
Thanks to all who respond my post. It was the brown wire which has broken inside the connector causing the open circuit. I replaced with new connector and spliced the brown and pink wire to L @ F terminals at the alternator.Thanks again for help./Charles.
1996 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L converter VIN: 1GCEK14R7T
Well sorry about taking so long to post this, but I forgot about it. Aaron from utah was right on the money, somebody had 6 of 8 injectors miss clocked, we put them in order and problem fixed. thank you everbody. Ron
1986 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCF15N0G
thank you all for taking time to think this through. fix was frame fuel pump. our vendor (kragen) had been sending what there listing was for the frame pump, and tank pumps. frame pump listing was lower pressure for carbureted model. we ordered a pump from ano...
1996 Ford Contour LX 2.5L Lighting and electrical VIN: 1FALP66L2T
Thanks for all those that contribute to this little problem. It turns out there is a two fold problem in this Contour. First the ignition key switch is a problem by itself. Of course, the customer didn't believe it.. then finally there is that electrical bug...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMDU34E5V
Well this one is fixed. Thanks alot for all you guys that responded on this problem. There was a few of you who said that possibly the o2 sensors were crossed and you were right. After the fix the owner of the explorer told me he had the transmission remove to...
1995 GMC P 30 4.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GBJP32Z0S
We remove dome and inspected cam and lifter, all looked ok. Hired Dave Giles and troubleshoot problem and finaly found a bad wire from the coil positive to the ignition module.Which controls the ignition and injectors powers. As well found #6 plug wire burn an...
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1HGCG5650W
Greetings. No one got this, including myself, (except for one of the top Honda techs in the country). This was the $64 question: Did you replace the primary O2 sensor after the diesel event. Answer No; problem solved. My scan tool is not a lab scope, and the t... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean-running condition), P0420 (Low Cat efficiency).
1984 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JT3FJ60G4E
Thank you all for replying to my post. I agree that surge and hesitation are normal for this vehicle, but I felt that this truck was worse than average, and the customer was willing to fund a certian amount of research. I found that the vacuum line that goes f...
2002 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L vsc VIN: JT3HN86R62
The info received I already had, advised the customer to return when the problem is worse to continue diagnosis, thanks for the replies.
1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L bulb failure indicator light VIN: YV1LS564XW
Hello Volvo Techs We did not fix this car, because customer is not able to bring the car back to us for another month. But we received 8 messages and all but one stated to check the light bulbs and make sure that they are either osram or phillips brand with a ...
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