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1989 BMW 325iX 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAB0302K
Hi all, This car came in running very poor. First thing we noticed some one swapped motor. Looks like earlier motor ? Check on board computer - found wrong brain installed - got used brain correct part # for vehicle - car runs a little better but still not rig... Trouble codes: 17 (injectors 2 4 6), 15 (fault lamp), 3 (fuel pump relay)
2003 Buick Century 3.1L MIL Lamp on
This car came in with a MIL light on. P0171 lean code .We checked fuel pressure ok,replaced fuel filter and front O2 sensor and light came on again for the people.We were thinking fuel regulator or vacuum leak but dealer said they don't have problems so we dec... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank)
1998 Cadillac Catera 3.0L MIL Lamp on, Speedo & PS VIN: WO6VR52R8W
When problem occurs, there is a loss of speedometer, power steering.Traction control & abs lights illuminate at same time. EBTCM seems to test OK. I have read several posts that led us to look in that direction. We are getting nothing from testing from the ECM... Trouble codes: 1844 (1740 -), 1740 (501 -), 501
2001 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.8L heated mirror VIN: 2C4GP54L51
This one is for the Chrysler electronic techies .This is my wife's van,the drivers side mirror glass is broken,I thought it was not heated. It is heated and I would like to know if I have to ohm out the old mirror and put in a resistor to replace the heated mi...
1994 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L temp gauge VIN: 1FALP42TXR
1995 Ford F-150 Special 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF14NOS
looking for pcm grd for o2 sensor, the location Trouble codes: 172 (lean always), 173 (rich always)
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L Stall VIN: 1FTHW26G5V
This hard-used truck has developed a condition that causes it to stall (at times) only in reverse when throttle is lightly applied. If throttle is moved quickly or further it will be ok, and not stall. This has the early emmision system, with diag connector un...
1996 Geo Tracker 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNBJ1366T
Running trouble shooting tree on Mitchells and alldata does not show up any problems. All tests pass. The Egr solenoid does nor energize from the computer control. Wiring to computer checks out ok. Can trigger solenoid from computer cable. The Computer is not ... Trouble codes: P0400 (EGR Flow Malfunction)
1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB7555P
hello everyone, first time i've seen this car. owners complaint is that on a hot day the car won't start or will start hard. if driven for awhile and then shut off for ten minutes it won't restart.it has to be hot out for this to happen. of course i can't dupl...
1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1HGCD7230S
car has a miss on number three, but when You pull the plug wire You get a spark
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.7L speedometer VIN: 1HGCE6663S
Speedometer is very erratic. Most of the time it reads zero. Sometimes it bounces between zero and 5 mph, even when the car is not moving, in "park". Sometimes when going about 40 mph, it reads 100 mph. I checked the speed reading on my OTC Mindreader OBD II s...
2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L frt end VIN: JHLRD18601
inspected suspension, cv axles, drive shaft, transmission for leaks, torn mounts and loose bearingsn all are ok. growling noise occurs only on turns and with a load. fluid in trans good.
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4S2DM58W11
HI, this veh was given to me after other tech replaced the fuel pump, at cold startup (intermittently) the engine idles at aprox 200prm and backfire out of the intake,and sometimes stalls out, no DTC's, after aproximitly 10-20 seconds it clears up runs fine. i...
2002 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FA29P32
Scan tool shows TP volts KOEO 4.57v. Check for short to B+ with PCM connector 'A' and TPS unplugged. KOEO there was 5.7 volts on TP sensor signal wire. Unplugged map sensor and voltage dropped to 0v. Suspect short in harness(or map sensor) but the 3 TPS wires ... Trouble codes: P0123 (tp sensor voltage high)
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L compressor VIN: 2A20575900
2002 Freelander V6 NAS: Problem is that the AC clutch will not engage. The engine is running The HVAC blower motor switch is on The LED in AC switch does illuminate System is NOT low on refrigerant, rest pressure about 90 psi. AC clutch relay is OK. I can act...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L timing belt VIN: JTGHF10V9Y
Hello Techs, I have this 2000 Lexus RX300 with the 6 banger and we did a timing belt about 10k ago with everything behind covers using factory parts and I hear a noise from behing timing covers like a dry belt or scraping noise at idle, I have heard this same ...
2002 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3GS64C22
Hey gang, This Aurora came in with a MIL on and a misfire. The Tech 2 isolated the miss to #7 cyl. So I dived in and pulled the coil pack, plug and boots figuring I would find carbon tracking. No such luck, very clean. While I had it out I did a quick Ohm chec... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random missfire)
1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L fuel gauge VIN: JT3HN86R2X
Hey toyota techs, and any one else that reads this. Have this 4runner here that the fuel gauge hasn't worked since the cust. bought the truck, 1 year ago. Have ohmed out all wires from the top of the sending unit from under rear seat to the back of the inst. ...
1995 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Cooling fan circuit VIN: WVWBB81E1S
Piece of plastic was wedged in fan and caused fuse link to melt. Removed plastic piece and replaced fuse link. Started car and fan comes on with A\C turned on but only until the engine heats up. Then the A\C and cooling fan shuts off and won't come on at all u...
1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L no communication VIN: WVWGG83A9T
Car failed emissions testing due to no communication with computer. When using a dedicated VW/Audi scanner, we can communicate with car's computer. We cannot communicate when using a generic OBDII scanner such as used by the emission testing station.
1998 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Clutch cable VIN: 3VWAA81E2W
After clutch replacement, was neccessary to replace cable for insufficient slack. Cable was pretty expensive. Now trans has to come back out, and want to be able to re-use the new cable , without suffering the improper adjustment, that come from disconnecting ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSB69M82
we checked spark plug of cylinder one and looked a little white. with vw scanner vag we got code 17763 Trouble codes: P1355 (ignition circuit open circuit)

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1995 BMW M3 3.0L low oil pressure VIN: WBSBF9329S
first of all thanks to everybody that replied. well, the 'all data' oil pressure spec of 7.3 psi hot at idle seems littlte low to me..(the car has 10 so I shoudn't get worried) erik from texas mentioned a minimum of 14 psi hot at idle (I should get worried!).I...
2001 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KF54951
Thanks to everyone that relpied to this post. By the number of replies saying to replace both A & B sensors it must be a common problem. I indeed took your advice and replaced both sensors w/ updated part #'s from AC Delco. I could not find trouble with the en... Trouble codes: P0385.
1993 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Stall VIN: 1GCDT1928P
thanks for all the help replaced dist could not see any cracks on magnet, ran great customer happy
1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L Fuel pump VIN: 1GNTD13W6R
Thanks to all who replied!!! The majority said it was a defective oil pressure sending unit. They were correct. I noted this and it may be of interest to the group. I always wondered why the fuel pump on most GM cars seems to run for a second or two after you ...
1997 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L Front Wipers VIN: 1C4GP64LXV
The van wipers are still working fine at this time, talked to the customer yesterday, hasn't had any problems, If it has any problem in the future I let you all know. Can't say what really fixed the problem, must be a connection at the switch or the BCM is giv...
1997 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.4L No Start VIN: 3C3EL45X9V
This ones fixed, Feel a little dum, thought I had checked all the wiring for shorts, but I missed a spot. One sugestion was to cut the 8 volt supply wire to pin 44 close to the computer, and see if my 8 volts appear, and if it did, then start looking for your ...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU32P5W
thanks all you guys for the help, I did recommend customer to replace crank and cam sensor. but customer has not come back for the repairs. any way I have learn about this code thanks to you guys, I really apreciate your help Trouble codes: P1309 (misfire monitor fault).
1998 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, bucks and backfires VIN: 1GKEK13R6W
The majority of you were correct. We deadheaded the fuel pump and there was not enough pressure. We replaced the fuel pump assembly and all is well. Thanks alot.
1999 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1L1FM81W6X
sorry, the limo was towed out of are shop 9/22/05, it was taken to a ford dealer. some of the codes were, po141 0/2 heater po147 0/2 heater circuit po300 mis fire and trans shift sol.codes 1-2 tcc i dont have the code info with me thanks
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L cooling system VIN: WPBEA32E6S
Got lots of help and good help at that...even had a Mr. Poole from Texas take time to give a call on a Saturday morning... and all the help solved my conundrum and made for a fix! The consensus was that pulling the thermostat is no way to check for flow......
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Battery Discharge VIN: JN1CA21D4W
Install new High amperage battrey and we will see now it works. I am still looking for a good used Body computer to retest.
1989 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale 3.8L Noise VIN: 1G3HN54C3K
We fixed this vehicle by replacing the balance shaft and both bearings which is right above the camshaft.Thanks for all the suggestions and all the help.
1992 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Cuts out VIN: 4T1SK12E7N
thanx for all the help ... the jumper cable trick was awesome ... someone had changed the engine is this vehicle and never hooked up a ground from the body to the battery ... once we put the jumper cables on it ... we drove it all over ... installed real groun...
1993 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L abs module VIN: JT2AE09WXP
Thanks for all the replies and good advice. Everyone seems to agree that there was an issue with rust,or air gap, etc. That was the problem. My tech by the way who is guaranteed $24/hr refuses to wear his reading glasses sometimes. I pulled the vehicle in the ...
1993 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L dash warning VIN: 4T1VK13E0P
Thanks very much for the responses. The problem was in the trunk at the left hinge, two broken wires. I repaired the wires and all was well with the 'R' light and the light out indicator. As far as the ABS light I found a broken wheel speed sensor at the right...
1987 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8L Hesitation VIN: 1VWDB0172H
After reading the first six replies, (all the same advice) I experienced a true 'duh' moment. After 18 years in this business it is still possible to overlook the obvious. It was a torn boot at the fuel distributor. Replace the boot and all is well. Thanks to ...
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