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1990 BMW 316i 1.6L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: WBAAC22040
This car is giving us a hard time.We can not find the cause of the problem!(embarrassing!)As you can see we replaced some(tune up) items,I suppose as with most older cars all had some wear in it.But obvious not enough to cause the problem.Now the problem(chall...
1988 Ford F-250 Custom 5.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTEF26NOJ
Long time Customer came in with complaint of no power as if "running out of gas power" taking off in Second gear only, Now remember this is a standard transmission. You can start in First and it will perform just fine. Truck has plenty of power and has always ...
1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, pings VIN: 1FTEF14NOP
It pings and looses power on excceleration over 35 Mph.Noticed That with scan tool hooked up, on drive test comp would go into open loop,egr% went to 0%,Timing would go to base or watever the comp open loop base is i presume 15-18 degrees is wat i saw and o2 s...
2002 Ford Escort SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP13P2R
no vacuum leaks,02 sensors repl,plugs good,pcv good,fuel pressure ok,injectors good, mass air flow sensors ok, seems all thats left is the computer, help Trouble codes: P0171
1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: JHMEK13400
This Civic has spark but no injection. All voltages at injectors are present. I checked the immobilizer signal at the ecu and it's present. I tried another ecu same problem. Green key light comes on and goes off.
1992 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L security light VIN: 1J4FJ78S0N
This is a friend's Jeep.Went to look at it and found security light flashing.I was just wondering which area that I really need to look at first to eliminate spending too much time on it.It appears to be a factory security system.The vehicle will not start at ...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L axels VIN: 1GJHRUBFNY
hello. had a bad squeel nosise coming from the rear of this truck. located noise, coming from e brake shoes rubbing on the inside rotor. raplaced shoes and rotors with oem. nosise gone for a couple of days. cust returns recheck vehicle both rear axels are bent...
2001 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22C91
the car came in with an intermitant engine light and a code po300. we have checked secondary ign., fuel pressure, vacum and test drove several times. the car runs good all the time but once the light has come on on cold start-up with a code po300. the engine r... Trouble codes: P0300
1994 Saturn SL2 1.9L pressure circuit VIN: 1G8ZK5579R
man this is a crazy deal with this tranny, as i stated i have checked and tested everything with normal results, monday i am going to test the pcm for damage and or faults. if anybody has any suggestions as to what this might be i would be greatful. please don...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Oil Usage VIN: WBABN25040
The general opinion seemed to be that oil consumption is not excessive, and to check the PCV valve, which I will do next time the car comes in .
1966 Chevrolet Corvette 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, Misfire
Thanks for all the great replies...Alot of you said to look at the points and or dist...Some suggested the air cleaner lid being pulled down too tight and blocking the bowl vent, another suggested a bad accel pump or fuel pressure too high...All were great sug...
1995 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Hesitation VIN: 1GNEL19WOS
Greetings and a big thanks to many who replied. Even though I don't believe the van is back to 100%, it does run much better than before. My final replacement item was spark plug wires! Even though the resistance showed low and the scope didn't really show the...
1996 Dodge Caravan ES 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: IP4GP44R6T
I suppose I owe some of you an apology , after 25 years I should know to check basics! I did not perform a compression test to start with because my misfire counters were at zero after the injector cleaning.After double checking for vacuum leaks I checked the ... Trouble codes: P0305.
1995 Ford F-150 Special 5.0L 3-4 shift VIN: 1FTEX159SK
Wow, 9 replies in less than 24 hours! I missed the OD band with the servo pin when I put it together. Thanks and kudos to the 7 that were right on target. Although it was a rip-snortin' pain in the butt to do it upside down the truck now has all the gears and ...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP52UXW
Thank you for the help, the dose was being kicked because the pcm was not seeing the o2 go lean enough,funny itr was not kicking a o2 code,the o2 was borderline failure but enough to cause the po411 code.Nick had this pegged.Thanks again Trouble codes: P0411.
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L ps fluid level
Thanks for the help,it was air in the system. Hooked up the ac vacume pump up to an old master cylinder bleeder adapter. Took about a hour for the vacume to drop from 20 inch to 28 inches. problem solved thanks guys
1993 Geo Storm 2+2 1.6L Hesitation, Stall VIN: J81RF2361P
In answer to the last few replies: No vacuum problems were found. Vehicle is equipped with a MAP; no MAF. No vacuum leaks at idle (including booster). However, thanks for everyone's input! Since the two cans of BG 44K that I ran through the intake & the in...
2002 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L Assist VIN: 1GKFK16ZG2
Finally Fixed! Thanks for the many excellent replies. Fix was a new updated GM P/S Pump. In the future, on all late model vehicles we will recommend NEW pumps only; mandatory on GM Trucks/Vans. Replies ran the gamut of all known issues with these trucks - 1) U...
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L power door locks VIN: 4S2CK58W34
Thank you for every one replies, most of replies said this car the most common failure ground and corrosion in the connector at both a- pillar. The customer just bought thi car from a use car dealer so he decice to take it back for a warranty.Any way thank aga...
1991 Mercury Capri 1.6L Flywheel Rubbing VIN: 6MPCTO124M
The fix on this little oddball Merc was an abused spacer plate between the engine and trans.We ended up pulling out the trans to straighten the plate.It was rubing on metal tabs that are stamped out of the flex plate at a approx a 45 degree(they may be there f...
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L clutch VIN: JN8AR05Y9V
thanks to all who took the time to reply most said they have seen this many times and the piolit bushing is the problem now we just have to sell the the complete clutch job to the customer i suspect that they will live with it until clutch is bad best regard...
1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Brougham 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G3AM8133J
sorry to report that this vehicle has been send to the scrap yard. the car just had to many problems, and it was going to require more money to get road worthy than it was worth. many thanks to the people who responded and the quickness and knowledge of th...
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