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1993 BMW 320i 2.0L Misfire VIN: WBACB22070
Hi gents, This bmw has had a few issues. The car runs perfect when hot. A new crank sensor was fitted to the car from BMW part NO 173327 [...] Siemens. The car would refuse to start in the mornings it would actually flood the engine. The only way the car co...
1990 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G1EG5W85L
This one is driving me into a corner... nothing stays the same? some times start and stall, later starts and iac is commanded fully open, inj pulse widens and eventual stall. Then it can sit and run for 5-8 minuites and just die as if key was turned off... or ... Trouble codes: 41 (serial data), 54 (fuel problem)
1996 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L fuel gauge VIN: 1GBFG15R8T
This is my sisters conversion van. We had replaced the fuel pump back in January(pump had died). Ever since we did that pump the fuel gauge couldn't be trusted. It would always read above a half a tank. She wasn't worried about that and just filled up every 20...
1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L abs and traction control VIN: 1GNDX03E9X
Hi GM tech. i have this van with abs/tcs/brake warning lamps on. i check the fault code with my OTC.genisys scan tool. there are so many fault code were store ( c1216, c1256, c1344, c1345, c1347, c1354, c1357, c1358, c1361, c1365, c1366 ).first at all, i clear...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L no power when towing VIN: 1GECK19T31
A custermer brought this truck to me telling me it had no power when towing a 3500 pound trailer. He told me he can barley exceed 65 mph. I drove this truck with his trailer, I had the gas almost on the floor just to do 65 mph. It seems like the timming is not...
2002 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L Front End VIN: 1GNEL19X92
Vibration on Highway at 60 MPH & up. Felt in steering wheel like a nibble. Felt in Pass floorboadr as vibration. Feels like driveline vibration. Lessens if you back off throttle. Same under power uphills and on flats.
1988 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTEF15Y0J
Vehicle came in as a no start. Replaced bad starter. Check engine light on & idle surge up & down & would die at times. Checked codes, replaced bad oxygen sensor, idle speed motor & adjusted egr position sensor. Replace badly worn spark plugs & throttle body g...
1994 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEK19K8R
Hey guys, I am not one to throw parts at anything but this thing is driving me crazy. I have replaced the module and the ecm (ecm was due to 5 unrelated ghost codes). Mil is constantly illuminated and there is always a hesitation on take-off. The knock sensor ... Trouble codes: 043 (esc spark module. knock sensor)
1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Misfire VIN: JHMCB7552N
Hi Guys Hope you can help. I have this honda that when you drive it at any speed it has kinda of a hiccup, You can be going 110 k.p.h 0r 30 k.p.h and once in awhile you can feel like a little miss or hesitation. I disconnected the egr with no success. I got i...
1994 Honda Accord DX 2.2L speedometer VIN: 1HGCD7222R
Hello all, I have a Honda here I need some advice on. The complaint is that intermittently with the KOEO, the speedo will register between 18-20mph. While driving down the road, it rapidly flucuates between these speeds. Then suddenly it will read normally aga...
1997 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, FUSE VIN: 1J4FT27S0L
Owner reports that the fuel pump fuse blows anytime the engine gets warmed up. We have been unsuccesful duplicating this problem, after several hot soaks and short road tests. (He told me not to drive it any further than I care to walk!)If you look closely at ...
2004 Land Rover Discovery HSE 4.6L Unknown VIN: SALTY2DRB4
Greetings to all Rover guys out there. I have a strange question for all of you. I specialize in Jag and rover independant service and I have a customer with this 2004 Disco that wants rear air conditioning installed. Im pretty sure the vehicle is wired for th...
1991 Nissan 240SX 2.4L No Start VIN: JN1MS36P3M
Blown head gasket. Replaced all related parts and sent to machine shop-clean bill of health there-prior to installation. Started engine and allowed it to warm up and ck'd for leaks-ok. No DTC's active. Set ignition timing and shut everything down. Removed timi...
1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Misfire VIN: 2P4GP44RXV
Hello all, I have a Voyager I'm having some trouble diagnosing. We recently replaced the cylinder head gaskets (external coolant leak) about 3 weeks ago and all was fine. About 1 week later, it came back with a complaint "bucking while driving". I drove the ve...
1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L door lock VIN: 1G2HZ52K3V
Hello Group, I need a little help with this vehicle. The power door locks will lock from the door lock switch or key fob, they will NOT unlock from the switch and key fob. When I hit the switch or button on the fob I hear a click from a black box under the rig...
1994 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TARN01POR
the engine surges at idle. If the brake is pressed in,the engine will idle up to about 2500 rpms. I have acknowledged that i have a crack in my exhuast manifold, but my fault code reads a tps problem.i performed a voltage sweep on the tps circuit. My results w... Trouble codes: 7 (tps open or short)

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1983 BMW 735 I 3.2L no spark VIN: WBAFH8101D
first I would like to thank every one who offered help, we (ourshop) have set this car aside untail the slow season when it cools down as we are swamped with outher repairs such as evaprators and such, this car will be fixed and we are going to use the informa...
1999 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GCEG15W2X
This one is still in my hair, but IATN wants me to close the request so I will. So far I have: cleaned Throt Bod & MAF, checked Egr for carbon, changed coil w/known good, coil wire, TPS, & IAC. Ckd for vac leaks with carb clean and smoke tester. Still dies. I ... Trouble codes: P1870 (Transmission Component Slippage), UNKN0.
1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HH46T9T
Hi everyone. Unfortunatly, I did not repair the vehicule because the customer don't want to spend more money since the car run fine even if the check engine light pop in is face every day!!. One of you said that he had the same problem and it was a few valve... Trouble codes: P0174.
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L low power VIN: 1B7HF13Y4W
Thanks for all the replies.I found the pan on bottom of intake had a leak.Thought I had found the cause of low power. pan gasket was blown in two places.replaced gasket,installed intake went for a test drive.Same low power&[...], pulled plugs check compre...
2000 Dodge Dakota 4.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B7GG22104
Thanks to everyone for there input after checking the wiring harness to the fuel pump I found that the person(s) that replaced the pump also cut off the original pigtail for the pump and installed one from an unknown truck although it was wired corrctly as far...
1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 2FMZA51U8W
Thanks for everyone's replies! Unfortunately the customer is on the road and will not be back for a few more weeks. I am very interested in making this a repair, but will have to wait for their return! I am leaning towards the wiring at, near, or in the top of...
1996 GMC Safari 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDDM19W8T
HELLO-this van is fixed and down the road, i even ran a follow up call to check on how it is doing and the customer is happy, a big thanks to all 11 who responded i had tried most all before getting the replies and still no change, i rechecked secondary wave f... Trouble codes: P0300.
1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L Misfire VIN: JT8GK13T5R
thanks for all the help took a while but in the end small leak in water pump leaked into crank sensor connector removed timing belt new water pump and crank sensor and all is well thanks again don
2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L Stall VIN: JT8BE28G4Y
I receved 11 replies for this problem, most said I should check the idle air control valve. Bingo it wes stuck I cleaned it,and solved the problem. I explaned what I had done to the customer, he decided to have me install a new valve, and clean the throttle bo...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Raw fuel smell VIN: 4JGAB54E81
Thanks to all that replied! We still have not made a viable repair, mostly because the client has no time to bring the car back. I will update this info when we do finally 'gid ur done'. I got a few suggestions to check the fuel pump seal (which we did on the ... Trouble codes: P0174 (Fuel trim history code).
1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Engine oil pump VIN: 4A3CS44R9N
Thank you guys for all the great info. Some of you advise that I go with an Original oil pump. Some said this failure is prety common and should eliminate the ballance shafts. After talking to some other local machine shops they also advised me to remove the b...
1989 Nissan Pulsar NX SE 1.8L Hesitation VIN: JN1CN3452K
Sorry for the long time it took to answer,Iwas 2 weeks in vacation. Ihave checked and rechecked all things at the PCM connector and never seen something strange on my scope when problem was there.Also spark at the 4 coils was very strong with a spark tester.I ...
1988 Plymouth Voyager 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2P4FH21KX1
The following is a summary of the e-mails I received Laneard; Said it sounds like it has jumped time by a tooth, or was set up incorrectly at last timing belt change. Bruce; Said that there was a recall the hydraulic lifters pump up too high, this of cours... Trouble codes: 12 (Battery feed to the single module engine controller SMEC), 15 (Vehicle speed sensor), 14 (MAP sensor Electrical).
1995 Plymouth Neon Sport 2.0L Detnation VIN: 1P3ES67C2S
Sorry about taking so long to reply but the customer had taken vehicle back(lack of funds). It has since returned at which time we did the Chrysler combustion cleaner on it as well as an extended Motor Vac. Vehicle still pings. Customer was notifyied of the fu...
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L No acceleration at W VIN: 1G2WP52K52
Thanks go to: Dave-Saskatchewan, Kevin-MN, Matthew-IL, Paul-CA, Chester-NC, Jerry-MN, Brian-MI, Steve-MI, Rick-Ontario, Danny-OK, Bill-MA, Randy-MI, Kyle-OH, David-MI, [...]-IA, Ken-TX, Jake-MN, Brian-IA, Paul-MI, Rick-MO, Jason-Nova Scotia, and Richard-WA. ...
1997 Saturn SL1 1.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G8ZG5288V
Friday I brought this car back in for a followup, and proceeded to unhook the battery to allow the computer to clear and reboot. After rehooking the battery, I started the car and allowed it to idle for approx. 15 minutes, during which time I hooked up my scan...
1993 Toyota Camry 2.2L blower modes VIN: 471SK12E4F
After observing the travel of the mode door mechanism going through the modes i.e. defrost, bilevel, floor,I dialed it to vent it tried to move but seems like it was in a bind. I helped the arm to go to the rest of it travel and it went to vent mode. It has be...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L fuel fill VIN: JT2BG22K3W
unfortunately I was unable to use the suggestions given to me on this vehicle because the customer took the vehicle the next day. The reason I didn't close earlier is because he was supposed to return this past week but never showed. Some of the fixes offered ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWSP61J72
Vehicle is fixed. Installed rebuilt turbo from dealer and all is well. I took the old turbo apart and the variable vane linkage was full of soot and sticking causing this overboost condition. Thanks for all the help Trouble codes: P0234 (16618-Boost Regulation Control Limit exceeded- Overboost).
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