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1991 BMW 318i 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAJ9319M
all i have on this bmw is a lite mainual i need more info on the temp sender and wire charts the temp signel is at -62 f with the ecu unpluged is this a short pleas help??? Trouble codes: 45 (coolant temp sender is at -62f at all times)
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1987 Buick Electra Park Avenue 3.8L Starting VIN: 1G4CW5138H
This is a tough one. I have seen one similar case here that was closed w/o fix. I guess I don't die easy. I have an 87 Electra Park Avenue 3.8 turns over strong but won't start. We did extensive testing on grounds,fuel pressure,coils resistence, and wiring app...
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1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L tcc code p0741 VIN: 1G6KD52Y6T
Hello everyone. Good customer brought in car with CEL. Only code was P0741 TCC code. We don't do any internal trans repairs at our location (too much dirt and lack of know-how). Alldata flowchart says to command TCC to full lock on test drive and monitor TCC s...
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1992 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L 3-4 shift VIN: 1GNDM15Z7N
Hey, I got this 1992 Chevy Astro transmission that won't shift into overdrive. The transmission was brought to me in the back of a truck. I did a complete overhaul, and a new converter. I gave it back to the owner, and he installed it. It pulls strong and shif...
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1997 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L conversion 4l60e to 4l80e
Has any one had any luck in converting a 4l60e to a 4l80 e I have a 1997 4x4 with a 4l60e and have the same year 4l80 e transmission and case. I have looked at both wiring diagrams and I know some differences. Has any one been successful with this and what was...
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L abs VIN: 2GCEK19T5X
This truck came into the shop with an ABS light on. After scanning with Tech2 has code C0227 (left front sensor erratic) Replaced Left front hub-speed sensor, cleared codes and took out for a test drive. The truck now has an ABS stop at slow speeds. Replaced r...
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1985 Chrysler LeBaron 2.2L Oil pressure gauge VIN: 1C3BC55G2F
This is my own personal "toy". Those who know will see that the VIN code says it has a 2.6L engine. I have replaced the rather doggy 2.6L with a 1988 Turbo 2 powertrain. The wiring was transplanted from a 1987. My problem is: When first starting the oil pressu...
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1966 Ford mustang 200CID Cuts out, Stall VIN: 6F08T23780
This car came in on the hook . owner had driven car of and on all day long on way home car just died . I have checked everything and found nothing out of place. Only clue I can add is if I close my hand just right over carb air intake car will run till I ope...
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1997 Ford F-350 7.3L No Start, HARD START VIN: 1FDKF38F0V
we need help from a diesel man. this truck starts real hard or sometimes no start. no codes. main oil pressure takes 0-5 seconds to build to 45 lbs, resivor for high pressure pump full, installed 3600lb gauge on hi pressure pump. can take up to 20 seconds for ...
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1997 Geo Metro LSi 1.3L 3rd gear starts VIN: 2C1MR2297V
Hello all, This car is my daily driver. Its got the A210 3spd EAT. I have a highly intermittant 3rd gear start with no codes stored. Condition occurs when hot, and has only occurred two times so far. If you have ever experienced a 3rd gear start in a metro w...
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1988 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, pings when hot VIN: JHMCA5482J
Customer is complaining of rough Idle and is rougher the hotter the eng. gets. The motor mounts are weak and causing some of the vibrations. It also has a pinginng more as the eng heat up. No pinging when the eng is cold, can mostly be heard if accel. can do i...
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2004 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L spindle hub VIN: 1J4FA49S34
when the jeep is in 4 wheel drive, a burning smell and smoke comes from the left brake assembly, at first I thought it was a stuck caliper or hydraulic brake problem. After inspection I determined it is NOT brake related, note that the problem only occures in ...
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1974 Plymouth Satellite 5.2L No Start VIN: RH23G4G198
Hi:Everyone I need help on this one it's probably smething i'm missing.The only way to start this vehicle is to turn key to start and as it is cranking you have try to turn key back somewhat to get it to fire.I do know that it is not getting spark untill you m...
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1992 Plymouth Laser RS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4P3CT44U6N
i have this laser that starts ok. and has great spark on 2 and 4 cyls but 1 and 3 is virtually no spark no codes found hesitates and runs rough all the time grounds look ok . any one have this problem before i know that they have alot of computer problems.
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1994 Chevrolet G30 Chevy Van 6.5L brake lights VIN: 1GCGG35V6R
4 days later and still okay. I'll call it a fix. The only sources of the short I could find were, in the short harness between stoplight switch and main harness, and where yellow feed to stoplights touched under column. Most of the melt was in shorter harness ...
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2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNFK16T4Y
Well sorry for the delay on this one but the customer has not returned as yet. He took off for vacation knowing the problem has not been corrected. One report was that he was going to trade for a new Suburban. Most sugestions were things we had checked such ... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L guages VIN: 1G1ND52J83
Thanks for all your input everyone almost every body was right done some further diagnosis and proved that the ignition was indeed defective. Replaced ignition switch and problem was solved thanks again everyone and iatn.
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2000 Chrysler Neon 2.0L factory alarm VIN: 1C3ES46C3Y
it turned out to be the drivers side door pin switch was sticking.this would allow the bcm to think that the door was being opened.
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HF13Z6X
Typed a message then clicked next then clicked back at the bottom of the proof read page to edit what I wrote and a half hour of typeing is complete gone. In other posts I have wriitten never had that happen before. Will e-mail each individual who sent replys ...
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L oil in coolant VIN: 1B7HF13Z2X
greetings, many apologies for the delay in closing this problem of oil in the cooling system. Pulled timing cover and water pump and found no leal leaks or porosity in either housing, orany gasket deterioration or wash out in this area. i sent the heads to be ...
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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2B4GP44322
Not too much help on this one but , all it takes is one. Duane had the problem fix with his sugestion that pin tension at the computer harness was the problem. After we probed the pins from the rear with a tiny pic we got it working again. We've since had the ... Trouble codes: P0508.
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2005 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HW48N95
I would like to thank everyone for their input on this dakota with a PO456 evap leak. It turns out the evap purge soleniod was the problem. Yes I had tried a fuel cap and had the eeld machine hooked up properly. I had just put the solenoid on a week ago and wa... Trouble codes: P0456.
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2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L cruise VIN: 1FAFP55S3Y
Well first off let me say Y'all are all great to take your Valuable time to reply with your knowlege and experience. I had checked the deactivation sw with a test light and it checked good. However the switch was the problem as most said it was. I pulled the s...
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1990 Mitsubishi Van 2.4L no start VIN: JA4FN44WXL
I would like to thank everone for taking there time to help me on this one. The problem truned out to be in the wiring every time I fix one brake and do a wiggle test the wiring brakes in a nother place the own told me to stop spending his money so now he is l...
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1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Hesitation VIN: 1N4BU31D4V
Thanks for all the members who took the time to help me. A big thanks to Steve who is a Nissan tech at a near by dealer and who I called and directed me in the procedure to set the idle relearn when one replaces the TPS.Engine should have reached operating tem...
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2002 Saturn LW300 3.0L battery light stays on
thanks for your help. These intermitate problems can be real hair pullers. This V6 saturn uses a engine controller mounted on top of engine the signal wire passes through this we cleaned the connections there and it worked for 1 week. customer reported that pr...
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1994 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Surge, Misfire
HI everyone, The repair ended up being the distributor was not inline when firing. Even though the distributor has a pin that you can not adjust the pin was removed the distributor adjusted and the car drives fine. Doesn't make sense to me unless someone previ...
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