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1994 BMW 530i 3.0L engine won't start VIN: WBAHE231RG
Dear Fello Trades profession, I have a problem with this 94 Bmw 530I, that drive me crazy for a couple of week already. They left the car for me to check for the tapping noise in their engine when the car start. It's sound like the lifter, so i said okay and ...
1967 Chevrolet Camaro 350CID steering box VIN: 124677N139
One of my customers is thinking of putting in a high performance AGR steering box or perhaps a later model Z28 box. Does anyone have any experience with either the AGR box or the Z28 box? Does the AGR box steer too quickly? Does the Z28 box feel mushy by today...
1995 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNEC13K1S
Vehicle has run poorly since customer purchased approx. 3 wks. ago. Runs for a while before code 44 shows up.When started cold, runs briefly then dies out. Restarts ok, runs rough. Takes a long time to reach closed loop. When in closed loop, runs better(not pe... Trouble codes: 44 (lean exhaust)
1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L maf,iat,02 VIN: 2G1WX12X7S
Hi I have a 95 chevy monte carlo that when you first start revs to three or four grand then drops to below 600 rpm and dies. then restart and hold in gear to keep from reving and drives ok (but not good)but rpm stick at two grand or higher. Has MIL on and give...
1996 Chevrolet C3500 6.5L clutch VIN: 1GBKC34F2S
hy fellows this is my owne vehicle 96 3500hd 5 speed towtruck. i lost hydralic pressure we installed a new dual flywheelwith a new clutch kit. but i can shift. when the vehicle is not running all gears go in as soon as i start the vehicle i can get any of the ...
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Keyless entry VIN: 3G1JC5246Y
Hey guys and gals, Having problem with my wifes cavalier. This car has power door locks and remote keyless entry from factory. The locks all work from the switches on the drivers and passengers doors so I know that the actuators and the relays are all working....
2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Glow Plug light on. VIN: WD2YD34122
Scanned the CDI module with Carsoft and got codes P1481 for glow plug failure, pulled glow plugs and found corrosion between the + and - on the old plugs, assumed that that was lowering the resistance reading so put all 5 in new. Still get both codes P1481 and... Trouble codes: P1481, P1482
1996 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTCR15X3T
i have this 96 ranger starts and idles and drives ok but after about a 15 to 30 minute hot soak it will start and idle rough for about 30 seconds and then run fine. iac motor has been replaced. new ford part. fuel pressure ok and holds pressure does not leak d...
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L PATS system VIN: 1FTZF1728X
This is the first time I have work on this type of theft deteriant system. I have a code B1600 PATS ignition key transponder signal not recignized. Mitchell 1 says to cut a new key(s) and erase old key(s)and program new key(s). I do not have that ability with ...
2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP40441
thanks for any help...the customer has left but would be interested in any info..the car came in with a bad missfire, we checked ignition, fuel pressure, vacuum leaks( we could not see any smoke), converter, cleaned injectors( did not make a differance when we... Trouble codes: P0304, P0305, P0306
1995 Mazda MX-6 2.0L Belt VIN: 1YVGE31C5S
I am having a problem with the Alt. belt. It keeps shreading and fallen off or braking. When the car first came in it had been setting for about a year and a half. Customer requested service of all systems ( see related history). Upon orignal inspection found ...
2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GHDX13E41
morning Gentleman, I have a 2001 oldsmoblie shilouette come in for a no start diag, I went to the vehilce and it started right up. I pulled the vehicle into a bay and left it running after about 30-45 minute of it running it stalled out, I then put a fuel ga...
2000 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L Alternator output VIN: 1P3ES46C0Y
Hello fellow techs, Ive got a problem neon here. With all accessories on the alternator will drop to 11.8 volts roughly.With no accessories on it charges at about 13.9.There are no codes stored.Ive tried 3 different alternators, all the same result. Im leaning...
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L ABS light, TIM light, Power steering VIN: 1G2WP1219V
Car came in a week ago with code C1233 (right front wheel speed sensor shorted or open).Customer complained of tire inflation light, ABS light on, and that the steering became difficult. We could not verify any of the lights or difficult steering at that time....
1996 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L cold start
a cutomer brought her car in on a tow truck.we went out back and started the car no problem? she states the car does not start first thing in the am? we had the car for 3 days every time it starts up? one thing i did notice on day 3 was that there was a lot of...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRF81H3W
I monitored the brake switch signal on scan tool and it is switching when brake is depressed. Ran through alldata flow chart checking wires and power and grounds. Flow chart lead to computer replacement. I just want to make sure that this is what is needed bec... Trouble codes: 00174 (Brake Pedal Positioning Monitoring - Incorrect signal)
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBC21V11
need 2 know idle relearn steps Trouble codes: P1582

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1983 Audi 4000 1.6L coil spring VIN: WAUFH0810D
Thanks ... the spring is coming... === Hi VW/AUDI PRO's, I'm looking for RIGHT HAND FRONT coil spring for 1983 AUDI 4000 diesel, automatic...The dealer does NOT make this spring any regular suppliers can't find one as well... Is some one out ther...
1988 Chevrolet P30 Step-Van 7.4L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1GBKP37W0J
The repair for this one was one that I would not have been able to do if not for a complete interview with the customer. It seems that he had the distributor tweeked to where the mechanical advance was giving too much advance. He felt this was needed giving th...
1996 Chevrolet Beretta Z26 3.1L Mechanical VIN: 1G1LW15M2T
I finally got the ok to look in to the engine and I took the advice of the engine rebuilder and some of you also said to listen to him and put in the lifters. The old oil in the car just looked a little dirty it was due to change and just a little over full, i...
1997 Chevrolet P30 7.4L No communication VIN: 1BCCS14N5T
I'd like to thank all that replied,I haven't heard back from the owner yet don't know if the information help or not. Thanks Trouble codes: 24 (vss), 27 (egr).
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L all gauges VIN: 3GNFK16Z8G
Frist I would like to thank everyone for there help.This is what i found .first I pulled the cluster and checked for cracks the same with the body control both were fine .Had another truck come in with the same cluster so I tryed a swap still the same . Road t...
1997 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L power door locks / seat belt light VIN: 1FALP54N4V
I have excersied a Demon!~ problem is nailed down and temp fix. Thanks Joe from Nova Scotia who hit it on the nose! The key pad had collected mosture and causing problems, it took a day or two in between acting up. Customer cleaned the key pad and been fine fo...
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Electronic VIN: 1FTZR15XXX
Hello Folks I'm sorry I did not post any information on this trans problem, but I'm having a hard time getting the customer back in for repair and further information. He is having a lot of personnel problems. Soon as this truck returns I will post my result...
2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.0L transmission VIN: 1GTHK24U03
Well the dealership took care of this one, they said they are having lots of problems with these flexplates. thanks for all your help.
2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
well here it goes, these have wiring problems at the pcm harness which i checked also realize alldata was sending me to the wrong coil,it was #2, i wired up two new wires to the coil from the pcm but didnt make a difference, so i took my hei spark tester and... Trouble codes: 352 (ignition primary/secondary coil fault).
1997 Nissan Pickup 2.4L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N65D16Y6V
the fix was to replace the distributor again with a factory one. thanks for all your help! Trouble codes: 1320 (ignition signal in the primary circuit is not sent during engine cranking or running).
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D62
hi techs: the responses i got were to change the cam and crank sensors which i did first .I did not succeed so i put it down to the computer .The costomer has back the car and the other person checking it is at a lost as well .thanks anyway for the help .thank...
1982 Other European silver spur 6.7L compressor clutch VIN: SCAZN42A1C
there was a gm type ac fuse on top of alternator braket it was blowen,put new fuse the problem solved,thank you all you guys for your helps sam
1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L evap monitor inop VIN: YS3DD55B8V
After the update, Justin told me of his technique which includes a great idea, spoofing the ECT sensor with a variable resistor. The most important thing that i found out was that the TechII 'Generic Scanning Tool' mode 'Ready' report is not the same as the ...
1993 Saturn SL1 1.9L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZH5594P
Sorry it took me so long to get back about this vehicle. Thanks for all the help. The problem was with the ICM not processing the 6X signal. This car finally acted up long enough to find the problem. The module cleared up most of the problems , except the EGR ... Trouble codes: 19 (26 - purg flow solenoid), 26 (purg flow solenoid), 32 (EGR solenoid).
1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L electric windows VIN: 4T1BF18B2W
Hello everyone, the lady still has not brought the car back to us for the window. One of the replies I received was checking the large electronic relay I call it on the fuse box was most likely the cause. There is a test in aldata for it. thanks for your sup...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L g254 sensor
good morning: i had several replies with this problem. as i noted i replaced the sensor under the rt rear seat rail, and it didn't change anything. i called dave delone and talked with him. he told me the things to look for . i reread the computer, and all t...
1995 Volvo 850 T-5R 2.3L Valve train VIN: YV1LS5811S
After checking rod journals for diameter and taper with a micrometer as instructed by the manual, new rod bearings were installed and new oil pan seals were put in and this engine is as quiet 'as a church mouse on Sunday'. I hope it lasts as long as the one Bo...
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