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1997 BMW 320i 2.0L Hesitation
Hallo BMW specialists,I hope you can help me with this one.I need more info on the VANOS system(I am on a learning curve!)Car has lack of power.We tested all eng management sensors,fuel pressure and flow etc.,tried other HFM, everything tests ok.Except the Van...
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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.4L water pump VIN: TJGOO-T000
tHIS CAR CAME IN WITH CHECK ENG LIGHT ON,FOUND MAP SENCER TUBE SPLIT BUT ALSO FOUND WATER PUMP LEAKING. THESE ARE NOT COMMON IN NEW ZEALAND AND WE DON'T HAVE MUCH INFO. tHE WATER PUMP LOOKS LIKE A BIT OF A TRICKY JOB. SO CAN ANYONE SEND ME THE REPLACEMENT PROC...
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1993 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.3L cat con gets red hot VIN: 1C4GH54R6P
The car runs fine. There is no check engine light. I hooked up the scanner and found no codes. All PDI'S were within the parameters except for the O2 sensor was showing that it is running rich. I also decided to scope the ignition system and I found a low volt...
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP44R5T
This one came in with a code #302- misfire on cyl.2. Replaced plugs, wires and still misses after put hard underload. On first start, can feel miss but no chk. light, but only after underload it appears. Thinking pcm is at fault, but haven't found info for thi... Trouble codes: 302 (2 cyl. misfire)
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1998 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L computer won't scan VIN: 3B6MC36Z5W
This truck was brought in at the first of the year on the back of a hook. They had attempted to install their own transmission under a shade tree. Upon inspecting this truck for a no start condition I found that they had crushed the Bank 1 O2 sensor wiring har...
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1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX2747V
P1368 was stored in freeze frame.Swapped left and right ignition amplifier.All coil codes are conected to the same Amp.Codes came back as pending (All of them + P1000), running as if half an engine,engine fault display on and lacking power.Question,has anybody... Trouble codes: P1368 (Ignition amplifier), P0352 (Ign. coil B pri/sec. fault), P0353 (c), P0355 (e), P0358 (h)
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1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZFGHYTTCX
hi every tech out there,i have this car for check engine lite problem code 401 egr code. i replace egr valve,evr solined,back pressure valve ,check all vacumm hose that lead to egr valve all are ok.car run prefect no problem except the egr code.any help will r... Trouble codes: 401 (egr problem)
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1998 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L tachometer VIN: 1G3GR62C5W
Hello all. The tachometer in this vehicle is very intermittantly 'jumpy' according to customer. He says that at times it will simply jump up and down on it's own regardless of engine speed. We have NOT been able to duplicate this in the shop but he has returne...
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1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1P4GP44R4T
hey guy's i need help with this basket case! it died while driving down the road & coasted to stop. it came in on the hook from another shop & had several things thrown @ it--coil pack--cam & crank sensors & pcm.the codes stored were for all the above sensors....
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1995 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2G2FV22P9S
this car has extremly poor idle and is running vary rich. customer says it ran fine until the altenator went out. we put in a new altenator which fixed the charging system issue. at this time we found the idle problem. plugs were all fouled, we installed new p...
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1992 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L air intake noise VIN: JT4VN93D4N
Hello everyone.. This problem seemed straight forward, but as usual, may be an expensive head scrather for the client. The problem is this truck as a VERY loud intake air rush noise comming from the intake boot. I took apart all the boots, made sure there were...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L fuel door release VIN: WVWAA63B1X
fuel door release does not operate,fuse is fine no power to the release switch,cant find any relays or other fuses ,any help is appreciated
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Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1991 Buick Regal Gran Sport 3.8L hydraulics VIN: 2G4WD54L0M
I did not clarify that this car has powermaster III hydrobust, had to replace unit, car is fixed.
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2000 Cadillac Escalade 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GYEK63R4Y
I am calling this a fix. The coustomer has had the vehical for a week now. What we did was ck out the wiring dia. to see what other sensors were with the map sensor. Hooked our voltmeter into the 5 v ref at the computer shut vehical off. unpluged the sensors s...
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1991 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L Surge, Stall, CODE 45 IN MEMORY VIN: 1G1JC54G7M
Well, I spoke with the customer yesterday and he said it has run perfectly since he picked it up. Neither one of us believe it is fixed, and I told him that if and when it does act up, I'd like another crack at it. He said no problem. Would like to thank all... Trouble codes: 45 (rich exhaust).
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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W6V
Thanks to everyone who replied.I believe someone used wrong wieght oil.I changed the oil in this blazer and it made a big difference .I believe the lifters were building up and not bleeding back off.So I mixed about 2QT of diesel with oil and let it run for 30... Trouble codes: P0300.
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1998 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L pressure plate VIN: 1GCCS19X1W
I want to thank everyone that answered my cries for help. After replacing the clutch kit and slave cylinder from Advance 2 times with no sucess it was time to go GM all the way. I got a clutch pressure and slave from a GM dealer. I compared all the GM parts to...
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1997 Chrysler Neon 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 1C3ESA7C9T
Hi all, the majority of replies advised that the wiring to the sensor overheats and welds itself together. This was the case with this vehicle but the sensor also turned out to be faulty. I couldn't pick up a fault with the crank sensor on an oscilloscope but ... Trouble codes: P0351 (ignition coil No 1 primary cct).
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1990 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 4.9L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTEE14Y4L
Fellow techs Sorry it took so long to get back with a fix but the customer just got back to me.Hesays the van runs great.Itended up being the fuel pressure regulator and egr valve.You guys were right on the money.Thanks for all the replys and maybe some day I ... Trouble codes: 18 (no tach signal), 33 (egr flow), 42 (hego not switching rich).
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1991 Honda Civic LX 1.5L no start VIN: 1HGED3653M
thank you for all the help it took me a while to get back to this vehicle shop had lots of work i did all what you guys replies. customer came by with a new honda civic told me to take motor & tranny and give me the title for the car his words was i can do w...
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1993 Hyundai Elantra 1.6L No Start VIN: KMTJF32MSP
Would like to thank all of the guys for there replies. I replace the ECM on Friday, all is fine. I just wanted to make sure that I wasn't missing something that might have caused the ECM to fail. I don't have that many Hyundai's in the shop. I had checked all ...
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1998 Lexus LX470 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: JT6HT00W8X
I am calling this one a fix based on the what I found and did: The thottle plate was dirty and 'sticking' and I assume it would have stuck so badly at times that the APPS (Accleration Pedal Postion Sensor) motor would jam and then default to limp home. Indeed ... Trouble codes: P0121 (acceleration position sensor).
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1993 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L 3-4 shift(OD) VIN: 2G2FV22P5P
Thanks for all the help. This was a really weird problem and only could find one person that i talked to that could fix it. On here i was given the information bad detent cable, or valve body problem. However a Technician that works in Waterloo Iowa at a car d...
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2000 Volvo V70 2.3L Surge VIN: K912076736
I have not fixed this car yet,but here is what we did:I cleaned the throttle body as suggested.Most of you opted for problem with electronic throttle.Because only the dealer can either update the software or code it after replacement I send car to dealer.They ... Trouble codes: 94B7 (Throttle valve control syst sluggish/faulty), 530D (Trans errorThis code is in eng management).
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