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1991 BMW 520i 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality
The car has M50 engine without catalytic converter. It has poor idle quality (hunting) and excessive emissions. Idle speed fluctuated from 620 RPM to 850 RPM and sometime the engine stall. HC reading 1500 ppm at idle. It went down to 500 ppm when the A/C is on... Trouble codes: 3 (injector cylinder 1)
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L radiator VIN: WBABK8323V
Okay; I give up. Can someone tell me how to remove the 2 clips securing the top of the radiator to the radiator support? I can't believe I'm asking such a dumb question but I also can't believe how much time I've spent frustrated by these things. Please tell m...
1998 Buick Regal 25th Anniversary Edition 3.8L convertor lock-up VIN: 2G4WF521XW
GM transmission techs please help. This vehicle belongs to a friend of mine. I have DTC P0742 and DTC 1860 on what I believe is a 4T65e. The vehicle shudders 1-2 shift and is going into lock-up in second gear. It also stalls at stops. Lock up is not applied in...
1987 Chevrolet V10 Suburban Scottsdale 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Stall VIN: 1GNEV16K7H
customer has 87 suburban was used as a fire chiefs truck for many years. It ran well until recently now when it starts it runs ok for 15 seconds or so then the injectors start to dump fuel in a pulsing manner until eventually it stalls. When you rev it up it b...
1986 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEX15N6G
Customer brought truck in complaining of an erratic idle (that surged) and stall at idle/low rpm. First thing we did was scanned codes, found an PIP code, ECT and EGR Code (the valve position sensor). Cleared codes after installing a new ECT and EGR Valve posi...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L all shifts VIN: 1FTCR14XXT
I installed a 1999 4R55E in a 1996 Ranger truck.The original one had too many broken parts and too much metal so I got a good used one and inatalled it.The output speed sensor on the original mounted on the output housing where as the one on the 99 mo...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FALP57U6V
Let me give a little background on this car first. 24000 miles ago Ford replaced the engine. The car ran well but had a slight idle surge and an EGR code. I checked the EGR system, found nothing wrong, cleared the code and the customer drove it for several mon...
1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Misfire VIN: IFMPU18L3W
vehicle came into shop with ck eng light on no driveability problems.on test drive I noticed a missfire on acceleration.figured this was reason for ck eng light.the only code was gross evap leak laek was found.installed 8 plugs and 1 bootfor the mi... Trouble codes: P0455
1989 Honda Civic 1.5L No Start
Hi techs this Civic starts good when cold every time.After a short run it will not re-start untill a short 5 -10 min cool down.air and coolant sensors are good.fuel presure is good all the time @ 40 psi.when not starting I have good spark but no injector pulse... Trouble codes: 16 (injector)
1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L d4 light VIN: 1HGCB7243N
this car has a steady d4 light and the trans shifts poorly i dont know much about these there are no dodes flashing if i reset the control unit it will shift great for a couple of days the the d4 light will come on then into failsafe again im leaning towards a...
1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KDJA7238X5
I've got a '99 Sportage here that's driving me nuts, want to give up, but that would be a first..It died on the road with no warning, and will not restart..I've spent much time over this weekend researching and testing..Previously (and again) rechecked all the...
1999 Kia Sephia 1.8L No Start
Hey there ya'all. After replacing the fuel pump (no pressure on no-start condition), tested vehicle, ran perfect. Customer drove around all day and no problems. Suddenly, car was giving no-start condition again. Would start after messing with key for awhile. C...
2000 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L Misfire VIN: JM1BJ2213Y
on startup #2&3 Coil stops firing, if you pull #1 or 4wire off while running, #2&3 coil starts firing. and then runs fine. coil has 12v when this is happening. coil should be good or bad. puzzled? bad grd or computer? any help app. Trouble codes: P0300
1992 Pontiac Grand Prix LE 3.1L speedometer VIN: 1G2WH54T4N
Speedo reads approx 1/2 of actual speed. At 60 mph speedo reads about 30 mph, if you go faster speedo burys itself. I have changed vss, no help. Scan data reads same as speedo. I have changed ecm and tried 2 different proms, no change. Tire size is 1 size larg...
1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NE55M3S
The problem I am having is the engine shuts off, hard starting, SES light flashes when engine is being crank over. This all happens within a few seconds or 2 to 3 minutes intermittently. DTC 36 24X lost signal has been stored in memory for 2 years with no driv...
1997 Toyota T100 DLX 3.4L Rear leaf VIN: JT4TN12DV0
Boss comes in after weekend & has this loud banging in rear susp somewhere. only happens over unequal terrain. Have looked it over real good and found nothing so far. Monday I'll take the shocks off & check them off the veh.

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1954 Chevrolet belair 250CID caster/camber VIN: 1254879791
Thanks to all who answered. The answer is a eccentric behind the grease fitting in the upper arm. the result was a happy customer. thanks again ! Bill
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GNDT13WXV
As usual most of you had it right as an air bleed problem. What we found was pretty wild. The transfer case and trans air bleeds were hosed together. The transfer case bleed hose(the one attached to the dipstick tube)was just hanging loose on top of the trans,...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L left front output seal VIN: 3D7KU28C63
Well the problem ended up being a front differential housing on both sides but with the left being the shorter axle was less forgiving, thanks to all, Ron
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTJX35F4T
Gentlemen: Thanks to the 6 techs that offered help particularly Charles [...] who kept on with info. We tryed all the suggestions but to no avail,problem still persisted. The one suggestion that the injectors maybe gummed up and sticky we finally address. We ...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Accessories VIN: 1FTNX21L62
we replace gem module and clean connections, everything is working fine.
1989 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera 3.3L Low Boost VIN: WPOJBO93XK
Well, this one worked me over pretty good. Most of the replies i received were pointing twards a lean condition, that was not the culpret. I had to resort to 'dealership diagnostics' as I call it. (replacing parts with known good parts) The fix was a catalytic...
1999 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GF4855X
Replace knock sensor, vehicle works great. Thanks. Mario. Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor).
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