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1983 BMW 533i 3.2L Cuts out VIN: WBADB74010
vehicle runs good/fuel pressure 33 lbs. at times will just die as if key was turned off. only happens intermittently,maybe twice a day and will start back up after it dies and run again for hrs or only minutes.acts as if something of a shorted wire? can fuel p...
1996 Buick Regal 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, hard start VIN: 2G4WB2M1T1
I did lower intake manifold gasket on this vehicle a week ago and everything ran fine, the customer came back in yesturday complaining that the vehicle was hard to start would run rough, would drag down on cold acceleration. I hooked up the Tech2 and no codes....
1995 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1FP32SXS
Car failed emissions test (AZ) I have traced the wiring point to point from the egr to the pcm connector 'B' and to ground, good results. I have tested the egr solenoid resistance values on old egr and new egr, within specs I can find. I do not have the equip... Trouble codes: 77 (Digital EGR 3 Solenoid Error)
1995 Chevrolet Suburban C2500 5.7L parasitic draw from hell
This nightmare consists of a 1993 3/4 ton sub, 2wd, Texas truck, very clean.Battery(new) goes dead in 2 days. not one, two. Checking for a draw the fastest way, testlight, showed me nothing, got out new low amps probe for the VANTAGE showed a draw every 8 or 9...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Glass VIN: 1GKDT13WST
when you push the hatch release button on the dash it appears that the rear window has released but will not open pushing the button on the tailgate has the same result is there any way to get this open short of destroying the tailgate trim panel to access the...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L No Start, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCDC14K3Z
any common problems with these tks. no codes at this point. vehicle is still runnig fine
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L ABS System VIN: 3GNFK16T5Y
Hello IATN! We are having a problem diagnosing this 1500 series suburban. The vehilce came to us with an ABS light on dash and a ABS system non functioning. We ran the TSB and pulled codes and found a right side ABS sensor cutting out below 15 mph on the scan...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Blower Motor VIN: 1GNDT13W5Y
Have a 2000 Blazer with electronic temperature control that the blower motor does not work on. Have checked all fuses and are all good. Checked for power at blower motor and have battery positive at connector to motor. Checked ground side and there is not a gr...
1995 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.9L Unknown VIN: 1B7HC16X9S
Hey, I need some help from you Chrysler techs. I am a GM man. I have this 1995 Dodge 1500 with a 42RH trans. It belongs to one of my fellow techs step father. To start with, it had a delayed shift from 2cnd to 3rd. I searched the fix database and it seems that...
1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L idle drops VIN: 2B3HD46R4X
Hey there Dodge guys. I am a Honda guy, who got this car for a steal, but I am clueless about the way this car works. This car loses idle rpm and eventually the oil light comes on, due to low rpm. It will only drop slowly and if put into neutral or rev the eng...
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Transfer Case VIN: 1FTZR15E31
Electric shift system for transfer case doesn't work. Customer replaced shift motor, and still wouldn't work. Scanned system, and only had code for lean exhaust. Found no GEM codes. (NOTE: I'm scanning with Snap on with 1999 cartridge, so it may not be accurat...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L turn signals VIN: 1J4FF48S4Y
Hello fellow Jeep techs. This Cherokee has a front turn signal socket that melted from the bulb getting hot. I tried to locate the front turn signal sockets, the ones below the headlamps. No listing in the aftermarket. I called the local Jeep dealer, they seem...
1989 Mazda 626 DX 2.2L No Start VIN: JM1GD2229K
First time user Car has no injection pulse. replaced,computer.Injectors are getting voltage,but no ground from computer aldata says that different sensors tell comp. when to lean fuel,such as thermo coolant sensor,brake switch,throttle switch but it does not t...
1995 Mercury Mystique LS Young America 2.5L rotors VIN: 1MELM66L1S
I have owned this mistake for about 9 years.I am replacing rotors on average every 4 months and pads once a year.Over the years i have replaced front and rear calipers with ford remans,front and rear rotors with ford and a/m off-shore and onn-shore brands,fron...
1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3GR62C2S
I have another GM product that has invited me to lunch. Customer dropped car with CEL on complaint. When tech checked car CEL would not illuminate KOEO. Performed lamp driver test and light came on. Scanner would communicate with ECM, codes P052, P080 & P0109 ... Trouble codes: P0076
1995 Subaru Legacy 2.2L not charging when headlights come on VIN: 4S3BK6652T
as per above we also installed new batt.We thought we had a bad alternator,so we replace it still same problem
1983 Volvo 245 DL 2.1L No Start, Stall VIN: YV1AX4751D
This Turbo 240 Volvo will start fine when cold, but once it warms up, it will stall and run rough until it runs for a minute. I am not familiar with these older volvos, this is the only one we have worked on. Thanks for any help
1991 Volvo 940 GLE 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1JA8947M
This car has an intermittent no-start after the car has run a short period of time [8-10 minutes] but is not completely warmed up. When it is completely cold or warmed up it will usually start. It has good spark and fuel pressure. It will fire up with a shot o... Trouble codes: 232 (lambda system), 221 (lambda system), 214 (impulse sender)

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2001 BMW 740i 4.4L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGG83451
First I would like to thank all of the people that helped, Steve,Erik,Daniel,Sean,James,Michael and Steve from NJ. Everybody had great suggestions about the catylitic convertors,the mass air sensor problems,the coil problems from oil saturation, but the real f... Trouble codes: P301, P1343 (Ignition misfire with fuel cut).
2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L steering
Thanks to all who responded. The problem was a loose right inner joint. When I initially inspected the shafts, turning the wheels by hand and watching the shafts for runout I either missed it or it was lined up in such a way that the runout was not evident. An...
1988 Dodge Colt DL 1.5L MIL Lamp on, VIN: JP4EA31P7J
I would like to thank all those who helped with this. Of the 8 replies...They helped reduce the search.. It ended up being on the right side..interior.. Pull Back carpet on the floor against the consul. Strange place indeed..And then to find out the plug was d...
1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9L oil pressure VIN: 1B7FL26X3W
Pullled the pan as was suggested and found no sludge or anything on the pickup screen spoke to chrysler tech who had encountered this before was told to ad 1 quart of marvel mystery oil run engine at 1000 rpm for 30 minutes then change oil and filter did this ...
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L heater VIN: 1B4HS28Z6X
sorry i can say i fixed this vehicle the customer is blaming us for his problem and refuses to let us do anything else hes asking for all his money back most of thr replies pointed to flushing heater core but i guess the customer is really more concerened abou...
2000 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L Stall
hello everyone thank for all the info stalling turn out to be a bad crank sensor and the FUSE on odometer turn out to be a bad connection on dome light
1987 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEF14NXH
The truck is fixed. I would like to thank the thirteen people that replied. It was the switching valve. I took it apart and found sticking valves in it. It is a mechanical valve. The pumps are switch electrically by the dash switch selector on the dash. The sw...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L speedometer VIN: 2FMDA5144W
Received 5 replies. Thanks to all who took the time to reply. I got to talk to the 'Mechanic' who supposedly tried a new speedo head and changed the VSS. The VSS he changed was actually the TSS located on the left side of the Tranny. I changed the actual VSS b...
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6530X
Hiya everyone, I set the back of the cams TDC Then loosened the Intake sprocket then set the crankshaft pulley on the second mark If Ya Wanna call it a mark, more like a scratch. timed the belt adjusting the exhaust cam a tooth towards the radiator to take up ... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam position sensor), P1383 (no data).
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1653W
Thanks for the many replies that I recieved. The code was for an insuficent EGR flow. the concern is adressed in a couple of Honda TSIB's. The fix is to install an updated EGR valve after cleaning the EGR port and installing a new stainless steel tube if neces... Trouble codes: P1491 (Unknown).
2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Transfer case VIN: 4S2DM58W92
Thanks to all that responded. Everyone one was correct about the 4wd button on dash that was overlooked. Everything was working on this Rodeo as it should.
1988 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L vcm brake monitor low pads VIN: SAJHV164XJ
I would like to thank you all for your responses. The problem was in the trunk behind the spare wheel the harness plug was disconnected!! We had replaced pads nothing to do with trunk harness spare tyre etc. We all know things happen in spite of our efforts to...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L rotors VIN: 1J4GW58NOY
I received many replies with good advice. Thank you to all who responded. I was mistaken in my update about not having a WJ model because I was going off my serial # and that was not correct. WJ refers to the body style apparently. Most replies suggested that ...
1995 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JM1TA2229S
Thanks for all the help. After the much needed help I tested the boost and found that if I stayed out of the throttle enough to keep the boost under 12 lbs. the car ran ok but if you full throttled it the boost would bury my 15psi gauge and begin to cut out. A... Trouble codes: 61 (ABS/TCS Control Unit).
1994 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Unknown VIN: 1N4BU31D7R
sorry for the delay but wanted to make sure it was fixed before posting. car came back a coule days later with a miss on #4 cyl. ended up needing a dist. cap and rotor, since then the trans hasent acted up any more, maybe a loose connection that got repaired d...
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21DXW
Thanks to all who replied. Had many good ideas but the one I wanted to go with was the starter motor because it had an irregular cranking speed. They say Nissan made a beefier starter for this problem. Unfornately customer declined repairs. Trouble codes: P0325.
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L mil VIN: 1G2NE12T4X
Well I have got to admit to a lack of paying attention on this one. Most of the replies suggested that the light that was on was the SVS (service vehicle soon) light instead of the SES (service engine soon) light. They were correct. The light on the right inst...
1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Daytime running lights
I had another car i took the main runninglight relay out of it and tried it worked,but customer doesn't want put that much into the vehicle because she drives to store and back. Thanks all
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start, VIN: WVWNA63B6X
Thanks to everyone who helped me fix this problem. I had to do a few things to bring the car back to its normal condition. First, I had to clean the throttle body. Then, readapt the throttle with scantool. To do this, at the 'basic settings', display group 098...
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