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1991 BMW 525i 2.5L tail housing
Just need to know if the tail has a bushing or a bearing, opel trimatic 2 pan 4L30e trans. Thanks
1995 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Hesitation VIN: 1GNEL19WOS
Van came in last Oct. with check engine light on. Rich condition. Found Inj. (spider) and plastic pressure & return fuel lines bad. Replace all and Van ran good. This past week customer went on a trip and engine started running rough when pulling a hill. NO CH...
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L no start VIN: 1GCDM19WXW
replaced cly securyt light stays on manuel said leave switch on until it stops blinking did not help
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L rear wheel cylinders VIN: 1FALP52U3S
just did brake job went to back out both rear cyl. blew out never had this before need help
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3FAKP1133W
engine starts to make a squeeking noise after a minute, loosen up oil fill cap noise goes away, checked pcv,pulling no vacum through end of pcv, new one same way no help,can some one explain why the pcv works this way, and how to get rid of the bad squeeking n...
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Unknown
car wont shift till around 4000rpm then shifts hard, shapon scanner shows a pid for shift seloniod fault but always says no, fluid is clean and full,my GUESS is bad selinids but is there any other things to check first or any other test i should make before tr...
1999 GMC Yukon Denali SLE 5.7L suspension VIN: 1GKEK13R1X
At 50-60 mph this trucks rear end will intermintantly start to shake as if you are driving over safety warning bumps in the road. Consistant Vibration will last 5 seconds or more then will drive fine. Tires, brakes and shocks are marginal, but everything appea...
1989 Honda Accord DX 2.0L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: JHMCA5130K
This is a vehicle that was dropped off after a customer tried to repair the problem. He had replaced the Main relay and ignition coil for a hot soak, no start problem. The vehicle is a 1989 Honda Accord with a 2.0L, auto... The vehicle will start and run great... Trouble codes: 12 (EGR System)
1995 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L will not shift out of first
removed trans for trans fluid leak, reinstalled trans noT shifting out of first gear, when I hook up the zoom tech shifter to the trans the car shifts fine help i installed a new computer, speed sensor, ohms all wires to trans and computer and all tested ok ...
1999 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L comprfessor VIN: 1LNXY81W24
I have an inoperative A/C compressor and have determined that the pcm is defective. I want to replace the pcm with a used, known good pcm, however I need information regarding programming the pcm or the pats key with my NGS. As the Ford techs know, the car won...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start, No gear change VIN: WDB2100612
This vehicle has an intermittent no start or if it starts not gear change problem. At the time when this occurs the instrument cluster flashes "Display Defective" . also the ASR/ABS lights flash on. There are no codes in the engine ecu, codes in instrument clu... Trouble codes: 133 (In Transmission memory), B1040 (In Instrument cluster memory)
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L power locks VIN: WBDAXEGX45
Drivers door lock acting opposite of all others. Hit unlock and RF will lock and all others unlock, Hit lock and rf will unlock and others lock. Have already replaced RF lock actuator and lock position switch. Tested known good All Activity Module and disconne...
2003 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L key system VIN: WP1ABZ9P44
Hi, techs: I am using PST2 tring to start up an new key and My PST2 request me to input WFS code. The owner got no any documentation from key supplier. Is there any channel I can get the WFS code? Peter [...]
2003 Toyota Highlander 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEHF21A23
hello fellow tech, this vehicle originally came in with code 0442(evap system leak).he said he just put gas and the mil came on.i check the cap, its look ok so i make sure it is tight and cleared the he cameback, he filled up gas and the mil came on... Trouble codes: 0446 (evap vent control)

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1994 Chevrolet W4 Tiltmaste 5.7L starter solenoid circuit VIN: 4KBB4BAXRJ
Thanks for the replies folks. The responses I got indicated that AllData and Mitchell should be able to provide one with this style wiring diagram if you call the 800 number. A W4 box delivery truck is supposedly similar to a P4 motorhome or an Isuzu NPR style...
1990 Dodge W250 5.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 1B7KM268XL
Well, this one sat on the back burner for quite awhile. Removed the tank and strainer in tank and worked my way back towards the engine with sections of clear tubing. Turns out the lift pump, which I had previously replaced was sucking air under load. I have a...
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FTCR10A6V
Thanks to all the members who replied to my help request. I have delayed closing my request because the shop where I work has purchased a Hickok scan tool and the flash system for computers. We have not been able to get the flash part up and running because of...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L Mechanical VIN: WDBGA32E6P
Thanks to the 4 replies that I got and I should have looked further in the archives for information. Here is a link by Steve Brotherton All the information needed to complete this job properly is there. I wen...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA24G0X
Hello Techs, This vehicle has not returned to us. We think it was traded for a newer model. Joseph form California said to check carefully for leaks in the induction system when under boost pressure. This is the direction we are going if it returns. Thanks for... Trouble codes: P0243 (Air flap switchover actuator).
2001 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L heater core VIN: 6MMAP67PX1
Hello everyone: This is a fix. I learned this is a common problem on this vehicles. The 'O' rings on the heater core flanges fail and cause the leak. This can sometimes affect the transmission module which is underneath the heater. If the conclusion is that on...
1991 Subaru Legacy LSi 2.2L Misfire VIN: 4S4BC65C5M
Hello to the group. First, I would like to apologize for not posting the fix sooner. This thing was a real stall queen, we had to put it out and move on to other jobs before we could get back to it and spend some quality time. In the help request, I had stat...
1990 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L will not shut off VIN: JT4VN93D3L
Water leaked into passanger compartment fuse box. Coroded inside of box and fused the connector together causing a back feed.
1995 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L radio/cassette VIN: 4T1GK12E2S
This is a summary due to the customer not returning yet. Talked to her daughter twice, 2nd call she asked the price. I said $15 'cause I wanted to post this FIX, but she's a no show. I'm not calling again and offering it for free! This was my first post, and...
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