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2001 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Magnasteer VIN: 2G4WB55K21
Hi Guys, GM Magnasteer gotta love it. The flow charts in both Alldata and Mitchell both suggest, Replace with good part. Then ask “Did you find and correct the condition?" What crap. Anyway… Kentmore tools has a Magnasteer training video J44721-VID. I’ll be ...
1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L level control VIN: 1G6KD52B7S
This vehicle came to me this first time, never been here before. The back end is up high and rides bouncy. The pump is inoperative and is not releasing pressure. There are no codes, and I can't find the correct procedures to diagnosis. I think I have a bad pum...
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13R7V
Hi GM techs,we have these codes that keep coming back. P0172 and P0175.This has been a good truck til now at over 200k miles.Every time it shows these codes it's always at highway speeds, closed throttle(on decel) and the fuel trims are as follows. LT FT bank... Trouble codes: P0172 (system too rich bank 1), P0175 (system too rich bank 2)
1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Convertor VIN: 1GNDU06E2X
Hi fellow IATN technicians, this van sets this code described as "Torque convertor clutch stuck on" and exibits drivability problems consistant with a locked up convertor. The van has never done it for me, but after replacing the convertor solenoid last time, ...
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L MIL Lamp on, abs lamp on VIN: 1GNET16S03
sorry this info us scarce (my mt2500g with 5.2 will not load 2002-2003 database?) i pulled this code with global obd II, and of course i cant run any evap test with it, customer has had the zone turn of mill and it returns after a couple of days , i cleaned th... Trouble codes: P0440
1998 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 11FTYR14X7
HEY THERE ALL YOU FORD EXPERTS!! I just bought a ford ranger that has this knocking type noise. It is most noticablein park at idle. It gets a bit less when in gear. I canbearly hear it when driving. I tried to pinpoint the noisewith a stetoscope and I heard t...
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Overdrive VIN: 1FAFP52S6W
Before we go back in, which we are, I'm hoping someone has BTDT. We removed and rebuilt this unit, the complaint was no TCC, MIL, DTC P1744, various shift concerns. We didn't go into great detail as to the shift concerns as we were going in anyway. We found a...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Spark Plugs VIN: 1FTPW14544
*** I just got involved with this vehicle 2 days ago after somebody tried to change the spark plugs. The new 3 valve per cylinder 5.4 came out in 2004. It has a unique " 3 piece" spark plug design that comes apart when trying to remove them. The hex part of it...
1999 GMC Yukon Denali SLE 5.7L Rear Brakes VIN: 1GKEK13R1X
This vehicle belongs to a regular customer at our shop, and we have done all related repairs on it for some time. After having maintenance brake work done a short time ago, it returned last week with a bad vibration when the brakes are applied. Vehicle runs an...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Starting VIN: YS3FB49S43
good morning; a local auto auction had this car towed to me with a no start problem. i have no books on this car, and cannot find one with wiring diagrams . the starter motor will run when you manually jump it , but it will still not start. what i need is a g...

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1988 BMW 528e 2.7L A/C & Heating
Hi Fellows ! I've found the problem,which causes the 25A fuse No.14 to blow out.After no success check out with Bentley wiring diagram.I thought the must be somethingelse that causes 25A fuse to blow out.I remember while i enjoy the cool air is blowing in my f...
1991 BMW 750iL 5.0L eml light on VIN: WBAGC8317M
From the replies I have received, I have tried the cleaning an the resetting of the throttles. Now I get throttle response for about 4 miles the the EML light comes on and I loose the response. Still not enough to run through Emissions. I'm still working at th...
1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L Electronic VIN: WBAGD8326R
thanhk you for all your reply .Dana [...] was right i have the wrong code definition for 16.after i replaced Turbine Speed Sensor were bad the problem gone thanks all
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Starting VIN: WBAHD6324S
thanks Douglas, Ronald, and Doug for all the replys. i fix it by using old key and tape it the key reader coil and do this 1. insert key in ignition and wait 5 minutes 2. turn key to 'run' position and wait 20 minutes 3. turn key off, wait at least 30 seconds....
1992 Buick Roadmaster Limited 5.7L Surge VIN: 1G4BT5378N
I confirm that the solenoid on that application is an ON-OFF type... My valve is a Positive type, even if there is a 'N' stamped on it! Ordered GM [...] in the box, even if GM has no idea about this part number lolll. Car...
1997 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4CU5217V
Thanks to all who replied. As I, and others thought the pump was the problem (along with equipment). With my low amp probe I could watch the pump run and then flatline, and car would stall out. So I ws pretty sure pump was shutting down. So I installed new pum...
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L tcc code p0741 VIN: 1G6KD52Y6T
Thank you to everyone for the replies. The majority went toward replacement or rebuild. Customer took some time to check his options (I suggested he go to any trans specialist for second opinion, not sure if he did). He considered trading for a pickup, but fig...
1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: W06VR52R0V
ended up being the exhaust cam was one tooth off.Thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P0305.
1988 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Sport 2.8L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GNCT18R2J
I would just like to thank all who replied finally got it right, about 3 posts told me to remove the throttle body and check the map sensor port did that and found the port to be about 75% blocked clean it out and the vehicle runs absolutly great. thanks!
1988 Chevrolet P30 Motorhom 7.4L Engine VIN: 1GBKP37W4J
Hi everyone! I am sorry it has taken so long to close this request. I finally got to the bottom of the problem. I recieved a lot of helpful responses. Most everyone mentioned carbon build up. I ended pulling the head on the passenger side to check for that and...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L transfercase VIN: 1GNEK13R9X
thanks for all replies. i sent the car to dealer for reflash computer. everything working great now. thank you again for all your help.
1995 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Stall VIN: 1B7GL23XXS
Thanks for all the replys. This is fixed. I started back with the basics after getting way off base.I orginally tested, found crank sensor o.k.But I thought as temp got hot i saw ign pulse drop I installed new one.As luck would have it-) I had it in cro...
1996 Ford F-350 Eddie Bauer 7.5L Stall VIN: 1FDJW35G6T
I thank the two responses i got, they caused me to get my thoughts redirected. One piece of information that helped was reading the daily under tech discussion, were one man stated that all ford dist pickups were trash,they were discussing a 7.5 that would n...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 2.5L steering colum VIN: 1FTYR10C3W
Thanks for the help but before reading the replies I found the turn signal/combo switch smoking and I replaced it and the problem went away.
1999 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FMZU24E8X
Sorry I took so long but my friend also had a good truck to drive and wanted me to know for sure what total cost would be. It's FIXED!!! A special thanks to the many who responded to the same solution and fix and reason for the torn valve body gasket problem. ...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10C6X
Thanks a millon to the five members that responded in such a timely manner. In no particular order, they are: Butch Wilcox ([...]), and Gary... Trouble codes: P0171 (System Lean - Bank 1).
1994 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L backfires VIN: 1GKDM15ZXR
Thanks to all that replied. Special thanks to Tim [...]. and Romain who clued me into the fact that a shorting 'tach' wire will hold the coil on too long causing overheat. This van happened to have a remote starter installed in it and the tach wire had been routed...
1993 Jaguar DAIMLER DOUB 5.0L abs master cylinder VIN: 5AJDKAL55A
Thank you very much for your advice. The problem that I found there was a brocken contact in the switch. We removed the switch and opened it up. I have to order a new one from jag none in stock at the moment. Thank you again for all the replys helped me out a ...
1993 Lexus ES300 3.0L hydraulic rad fan system VIN: JT8VK13T6P
Thanks for the replies to this problem but the customer has not returned for any further testing to solve this problem. Will keep items mentioned in mind but I had checked most of your points. Will post the solution if and when I get the vehicle back. Thanks a...
1995 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L overdrive VIN: 1YVGE22C7S
Hi everyone: This was not a fix however the car was released. The info I received points to this type of transmissions having pump issues that cause main line pressure increase and or loss. One fixes is tranny flush. In my case I flush the tranny and the shift...
1994 Other European 820 2000CC airco clutch power VIN: SARRSSLDMA
Hello everyone overthere so I can say you that we had fixed the car by dismonting the connectors and claenning all the contacts on the relais box and also the connector on the clutch. Now the car runs for a week and still we hadn't any problem whit it. Whit th...
1998 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Mechanical
A bunch of you were right, I had to release the tensioner to take up the slack, by smacking on the tensioner, there is no button to push on the old one or the new gm one, but I could see that it jumped out of its bore to apply more tension, after that , no noi...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EF48X30
well i have fix this car and i hope this help somone in the future well to start the frist junk yard computer would not communicate because it was junk got another computer and it had communication and now to program the tronic u must go in audio divorce the r... Trouble codes: P1610.
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Mechanical VIN: JF1GD29692
this vehicle had a piston slap problem as confirmed by dealership. the customer decided to go to the dealer after i told customer that the vehicle had interal damage ( piston slap ). Confirmed by the dealershop.
1988 Toyota Corolla DLX 1.6L alternator VIN: 1T2AE92E1J
thanks to all the great techs on the network as most of you stated the alternator was bad, replaced with toyota reman and all is well. Thanks once again for all the help and comments.
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA81H8T
Thank to David [...], i opened the barrel connector and found one pin very discolored, i cleaned and sanded it and now i have pulse to the number 4 injector and the vehicle is running smooth once again and the MIL light is off,Thanks to all that have reponded...
2001 Volvo V40 1.9L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: YV1VW29551
The missfire is gone!! John [...]. mentioned that the rumor was tha... Trouble codes: P0303 (Engine missfire cyl 3).
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