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1989 Acura Legend 2.7L Electronic VIN: JH41CA3265
this car came from another shop,they took it to a transmission shop and they told them the transmission was bad so they installed a used transmission and still have the same problem, the problem is if you start in drive the car starts in third, if you shift fr...
2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Oil Usage VIN: WBABN25040
This low milage BMW is using 1 litre of engine oil per thousand kms. It shows no other ill effects , smoke performance problems etc. Has any struck this problem with a low KMs BMW before?
1992 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L alternator VIN: 1G4CW53L7N
Hi Guys, I have a Buick giving me a hard time and maybe one of you electrical Gurus can help. The car was brought in with a complaint of battery going dead after a week or so. I checked the charging system and it was not working. This is a gauge with led type...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B8GP54L01
This vehicle has a code P1193 present according to Alldata the setting criteria is when the signal exceeds 4.9 volts. The voltage on the iat signal line at start up is often exceeding the 4.9 volt threshold. I have looked for relative service bulletins and fou... Trouble codes: P1193 (IAT sensor fault)
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1D7HU18Z12
Customer brought truck to us after spending $300 on an inconclusive diagnosis from one local Dodge dealer - no repairs performed. He complained of a stumbling or surge at very light acceleration from about a 35-40 mph cruise - and at very light cruise on highw...
2005 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HW48N95
hello everyone, this is my first time requesting help and i wouldn't bother you, but this truck is driving me insane. it has a code po456 for a small evap leak. there are no tsb's or pcm updates for this concern and the star center tells me there are no occur... Trouble codes: P0456
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L axle/differential VIN: 1FALP6530V
Two weeks ago I replace the left side c/v axle and left motor mount and now a whining sound was coming from eng/trans area now trans will not go in to drive or rev I turn the wheel feels like axle is still in place, When I move the wheel back and fourth I hear...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU34E8W
Hi, I have this 1998 explorer that will sometimes crank but not start. The customer stated they could spray carb cleaner into throttle body and it will start and no more problems that day. some times a week will go by and problems will return. said vehicle had...
1994 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L window VIN: 1GKDT13W8R
i have a passenger side front window that goes up but not down. i have power and ground up.but have power on both wires at the motor down. i have replaced motor two times with oe and both master and door switches i cant find anything in the wiring.unless i tea...
1989 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surges at Idle VIN: 1HGCA5641K
Vehicle has bad idle surge,mainly when cold.The idle will flare up & down between 1000-2000 rpm, I found a lot of information & same problems in the archives. I can block off the top air passage in the front of the throttle body & the idle is normal, blocking ...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L trans VIN: SAJEA53D93
Customer indepent car dealer brought car to me with a intermitten shift problem. Test drove found whenever you would ease down on the acclearator to down shift to a lower gear it would go into neutral then bang hard into gear. this was rather consisent. Well f...
1984 Porsche 928 S 4.7L No Start VIN: WPOJBO924E
Greetings Fellow Techs, Have one here making us all crazy, no injector pulse, the car will only run off the cold start injector, which last about 8 seconds. We have power to the injectors but no pulse, According to wire schematic we have correct power and grou...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L No communication VIN: 4T1BG22K8X
This Camry was driven into the lake last week during a heavy rain storm. The guy made a right at the boat ramp instead of a left and he went. It was in the lake for 12 hours. Now I have it and after doing all the necessary tests and cleaning of the ...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L code stored
thanks to dana and erik i was using a snap on scanner. i think erik was going in the right direction because the fix was replacing the ignition switch. i heard a lot of strange problems are being fixed by changing the switch and here is another. Trouble codes: 45 (multi function switch).
1987 Cadillac Seville 4.1L bcm VIN: 1G6KS5189H
a member in the forums had the answer for this strange problem. the TRUNK PULL DOWN SWITCH was faulty. even though the switch functioned properly and also provided the correct input to the bcm it was backfeeding causing the bcm to stay partially awake. VERY ST...
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC1240V
Hello All, This was definitely a 'fun' one to fix. Shortly after I posted the help request, we farmed it out to another shop so we could get something done. There were a few replies about anti-theft which should have left the spark intact and no injector tog...
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L Autoride VIN: 1GNEK13T01
Well we didn't recieve much info on this one. We sent the customer on their way and told them that if we could figure some way to resolve the problem we would call. Thanks to those who did respond
2001 Chrysler Voyager 2.4L speedometer VIN: 1C4GJ25B21
hello tech, first, many thanks to all who shared their knowledge.I recieved three ways to fix this problem.#1 by using scanner,go to body computer and do instrument cluster calibration.#2 hold the trip button and then turn the key suppose to reset the cl...
1993 Dodge Caravan SE 3.0L Suspension VIN: 2B4GH4533P
Thanks to the many members who took the time to try to help. Most responses pointed to broken sway bar hidden by frame bushings, bad control arm bushings, loose rack mounting bolts, and ball joints. Having gone over everything I could think of, I got the vehic...
1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46F8V
I received lots of good inforamtion on this one. The customer did not want to go any further with diagnostics since it was running fine. I did check fuses as suggested by one member and they were OK. I cound not find any anomalies with any of the sensors or ot...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, a/c on only VIN: 1B7HF13Z7Y
Hi tech's thanks for all the tips, but it turned out to be red with [...] tracer from the speed control switch to the Jtec pin 4, was shorted to power from AC control circuit. I was at a class John [...] was the instructor he told me where to look I guess tp...
2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7MF33771
Hi again.Sorry for the long time it took to post the fix,but Iwanted to be sure.I finally changed the APPS sensor and now every thing is O.K. Before Ichange this one,what I saw with a scope taped on the signal wire(it is like a TPS 0 to 5 volt) KOEO every thin... Trouble codes: 122 (app sens volt too low), 234 (turbo boost limit exceed), 121 (app sens do not agree with idle valid signal), 1693 (dtc detected in pcm), 123 (app sens sig volt too hi), 606 (ecm failure).
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U0V
As far as the cooling fans coming on, I was road testing the vehicle and at last after a long road test I got a cooling sensor code. Replaced the sensor and now the cooling fans come on and go off normally. The rest of the repair diden't get resolved. I happen... Trouble codes: P0430.
2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L transmission VIN: 4A3AA46G5Y
Mike [...] was most helpful in this situation. Thanks to the other posters as well. He's apparently 'been there and done that' many times on Mitsus. He convinced me to take the car to the local dealer where it was determined that the transmission was weak, a...
1986 Toyota Supra 3.0L No Start VIN: JT2MA70L2G
I received 3 replies about this problem. ranging from unable to help to checking fuel presure . this car has an electical problem as the code resets when the injection signal stops after a few seconds of run time and the engine stalls.The igniter runs another ... Trouble codes: 14 (no igf signal to ecm).
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWJB81H3X
thanks for the info problem in rear of fuse box,grey white wire disconnected which is communication line to pcm all set thanks again
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