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2001 BMW M5 5.0L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSDE93441
I,m not sure where to begin testng and need some advice from Bmw techs. The car surges under light throttle cold and runs fine once warm.I can live with this but think it may be related to the following problem. Intermittenly,under high rpm approaching readl... Trouble codes: P0301
1997 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1B4GP45R9V
This vehicle has a tip in hesitation/stall problem only when cold and only for the first 2 or 3 times at about 1/4 to 1/2 throttle. There are no codes (except for P0134 o-2 code and trans code 74 calculated oil temp in use) and all scan pids and fuel press are... Trouble codes: P0134, 74 (calculated oil temp in use)
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Transmission Range Switch Circuit VIN: 1FAFP52UIW
This Taurus seems to shift fine, but the Check Engine light keeps coming on. I replaced the range switch with a new Motorcraft unit, but problem is identical. Data readings with Snap-on show the following: (engine not running)- "TransRange" PID indicates park...
1994 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 6.5L engine VIN: 1GTGK29F6R
Have not changed power problem. Sent to a special diesel shop and they sent it back with no answers. Will rev up in neutral or park but when brake torquing has no guts. Will go down the road as I stated but you better not pull out in front of anything. No smok...
1992 Mazda MX-3 1.8L No Start VIN: JM1EC434XN
We have this 1992 Mazda and we have know fuel pump signal, the relay is good we have power to the white/red wires to the relay, good wire to the pump, but no ground signal coming from the computor to close the relay and energize the fuel pump. Is there a commo...
2005 Mercedes-Benz VITO 115 CDI 2148CC Alternator VIN: 6397032301
Hi Guys, I got this vehicle came in for servicing. After service my tech reset the system. Just before the owner about to drive off, he realise that the battery not charging warning light lighted. We try to reset the system but no can-bus fault were found. We ...
1991 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L cabin air VIN: JF2BC63C5M
this cars ac did not work when came compressor was locked up replaced converted to R134a worked when first done 98deg ambent temp 54deg out of vent test drove 40 miles stoped working ck press very high 400+ high side 50 low installed expasion valve same thing ...
1984 Volkswagen Vanagon Campmobile 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WV2ZB0254E
checked for this 1984 vw vanagon running bad and getting poor gas mileage. the plugs are fowled and it needs wires, and its running rich. i went to set the timing and noticed the idle stabilizer plugs are connected together. this puts it in a base timing mode....

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2000 Cadillac Eldorado ESC 4.6L starter VIN: 1G6EL12Y2Y
well i replaced the starter check all wiring, everything was to specs put a anti theft relay on it and i drove it for a week . so far it has been starting fine.
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L wheel alignment specs VIN: IGNDT13W2Y
Hi Guys thanks for all replies, we found that there was quite a difference in caster angles between years and models. we just wanted to be sure we had the right info. Another problem we have is you Americans drive on the wrong side of the road and so we have...
1999 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD46R6X
First I want to thank everyone that offered help for this post. There was one reply that mentioned a tsb for re and re exhuast valve springs but it said it was for the 3.2 litre of which mine was not. Being that I could find nothing wrong and after showing all...
1998 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FAFP74W3W
I drove the vehicle for four weeks and it only acted up three times. Two times the car started right after the hood was opened. the last time the car started after running a self test.Highly suspect bad connection corrected by movement caused by hood opening o... Trouble codes: U1262.
1998 Ford Mustang 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FABPXXXXX
well, we think we fixed it...removed the coustom stero and it has been running fine. theory is the switching power supply in the head unit was interfearing with the ecm causing it not to see the crank signal. whatever...its out of my life...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L compressor clutch VIN: 1FMYU70E01
the customer brought the vehicle back and of course the a/c worked fine. thanks to all who responded with your suggestions, thanks to nick at finley ford, you were right on. I checked with a friend at ford and there is a tsb on this problem so i informed the c...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMZU73E62
the ford explorer had an intermittent problem with the a/c clutch coil. replaced the clutch coil. the vehicle left the shop cooling and customer was very happy. thanks for all the replies for this problem.
2001 GMC Workhorse 6.5L Trans Controller VIN: 5B4KP42Y31
Thanks for the replies. It seems GM does stock this TCM, it's just a different number in their system. I replaced the TCM and vehicle shifts like it should, and no more codes.
1987 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JHMCA5543H
thank you to all that replied sorry for takeing so long to post this. the problem was the fast idle control valve,i removed the cover and screwed down the valve and the problem was fixed.
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SB82B21
Thank you Michael, Rodney and John for for your replies. Each of you are suspect of the MAF also. I no longer have the vehicle at the shop but instructed the owner to return with it should the code PO171 appear again (and likely it will). John, I did check IDE... Trouble codes: P0171.
1992 Jeep Wrangler 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2J4XY29SNJ
Problem was. The body had shifted, and crushed the return line on the very top of the tank out of sight...without of course droping the tank...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L late or no upshift VIN: WDBEA90D1L
I would like to thank everyone who replied, the problem was particles in one of the small screens at the rear 'C' section of the valve body.(see reply from Richard [...]) Although the pan had no debre in it and the fluid was pink, there was a buildup of so...
1999 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Air Condition VIN: WDB2200651
Hi everybody, i replaced the left front SAM module and the A/C control module and everything is working fine, thanks for all the helps. Best regards.
1997 Nissan CEFIRO 3.0L air bag VIN: WPA32-7248
Hi.. I only had 2 repleys to this.. One was to disconect the battery and retry. I tryed this but the fault is still there. The other repley was just clarifing the codes whick dont appear to make any sence. I need to close this help request but I have ordered a...
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