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2002 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAEV134X2
This vehicle ls a 2002 320i. Car stalled while driving and was towed in. The customer said the oil light had been coming on.We found only one litre of oil left in engine.Turns out our apprentice left the filter loose. We coudn't find any metal bits in the oil,... Trouble codes: 106 (cotrol vanospositionexhaust camshaft), 105 (controlinletcamshaft)
1996 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G4NJ52M7T
On this buick when you turn key on sometimes the dash light will not light up will start and quit. if you turn key on in maybe 10 sec or 2min or more the dash lights light up and car will start. sometime the ets light stays on. when the dash indicator lights d... Trouble codes: P1629
1995 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L cruse control VIN: 1G6KY529XS
replaced pcm due to failing test for p068, then set three more codes, passed for p061, went through testing for [...] time led to check ground ckt 451, checked with headlamp, tested ok, started p062 test 2nd time had different voltage readings at cruse ser...
1993 Chevrolet Camaro Indianapolis 500 Pace Car 5.7L No Start VIN: 2G1FP22P7P
i have changed the spark plugs. the old ones were fuel fouled. i pulled the plugs and squrted a little oil in case the cylinders were washed down. i have changed the knock sensor with after market standard p-2. i am getting the same flag- sensors open- i rigge... Trouble codes: 42 (info flag- both esc sensors are open)
1986 Chrysler New Yorker 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1C3BT56E2G
I have a 1986 Chrysler New Yorker with a 2.2L Turbo that exhibits a rough idle. This is a family member car, which makes it more interesting. All of the repairs done to this vehicle, as extensive as they are, HAVE NOT changed the idle situation. Highway perfo...
1990 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L No Start VIN: 1C3XY66RXL
I have a head scratcher here for you Chrysler techs. This vehicle was towed in as a no start. When I got the car inside it fired up and ran fine. Check eng light was on and a code 41 in memory. Ran flow chart and replaced PCM as instructed by the flow chart. T... Trouble codes: 41 (Alternator Shorted feild coil circuit)
2002 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L No Start VIN: 1C3EL56R62
car came in with a no start.customer had found wiring damage under hood from squirrels??he had repaired wiring and still no start.went over all repairs and repair bad looking connections and ohm tested all circuits.we do not have injector fire or coil fire.eve...
1995 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L No Start, Cuts out, Stall
ATTENTION MOPAR TECHS!!! HELP!!!. thank you for reading this post and for your help. got a 1995 3500 4x4 pickup with a dump body salter and snow plow. complaint was the truck would die. everyone in the shop has driven this truck we have put on @70 miles and no...
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L fan VIN: 3B7KF23D3V
After driving for aboutan hour . I will loose flow from heater.Fan still sounds like it is still working.Turn fan on high speed picks up, but still low flow.Move controls from defrost to vent and air comes out vent,but still low flow.The same happens when swit...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEX14H5S
Will stumble and sometimes stall after cold or warm start, occures about 1 minute after start. Short term trim will go to -20, will run excellent immediatly after it stumbles or stalls until it is shut off again. The stumble will only last for 15 to 30 seconds...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14V8Y
This Ranger came in with the usual Ford po401 EGR insufficient flow code. Replaced the DPFE sensor and the code came back the next day. Took off the throttle body and EGR valve and cleaned the passageway, it really wasn't dirty at all. The EGR valve seems to b... Trouble codes: P0401
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Battery saver VIN: 2FMZA55401
We have had major problem with this Windstar. The owner is a trucker and when comeing back at the weekend the battery often is dead. Ford did have a recall on the rear End Module conector for the trailer wiring. Was corroeded and fixed. After that the battery ...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L battery light VIN: 1TMZU75W22
HELLO; 02 ford explorer,the battery light is staying on.we have replaced the alternator 2 times,the first alternator did not have any output,installed the second alternator and we now have good output,14.4 v 50 amps output at idle.Battery light is still on.sca...
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L key cylinder VIN: 1FAFP33P22
ignition key cylinder malfunctions in this car. i would have to use force to push the key in and turn while same key works fine for doors and trunk. any help is appreciated. thank you!
1995 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GTEC14Z55
this truck came into the shop with the customer stating it was stalling when she attempted to pull out from a stop. after test drive i noted a general lack of power under all conditions. the engine idles well, and no codes are present although the customer sta...
1989 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L stays at open loop VIN: 1J4FJ58L6K
hello techs today i got this 89 jeep cherokee and was checking for ca smog emissions loop always stays at open loop coolant temperature about 160'f i was wondering is that temperature normal for jeep cherokee? the vehicle failed the inspection due to high co a...
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 2.0L performance VIN: JA3AH86F43
hi gang after having the clutch done some were else customer decided to bring the car to me because of poor performance. the problem is transmission slip's in all gears and i don't have front axle movement, first thing i did was check for metal shavings in oil...
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L slight knocking VIN: 1G3GS64C01
customer complaint of slight knocking noise more noticable when good and warm.mostly hear at idle or just off idle. has been happening for 6000 miles , we checked bulitins. only one found was forcarbon build up on piston. gm wants upper engine cleaner fed in...
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA2986Y
Thanks in advance guys, This vehicle has a P0453 evap pressure sensor signal high. We used the wiring diagram out of alldata to see what we actually had. While checking the three wires going to the fuel tank pressure sensor, this is what we found. With the KOE... Trouble codes: P0453

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2002 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HNYD186X2
Thank you to all who responded. I recieved replies to check almost everything.Fuel injectors,Cat conv.,oil pressure,plugs... There seems to be no common problem, with this symptom. After spending $$$ at the dealer, the customer is very reluctant to spend any m... Trouble codes: P0303, P0304, P0305, P0300.
1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L cam seal VIN: WAUBA24B2X
The answer to my question was to call BAUM Tool for what I needed.I overlooked the tools on the Baum website. They have what we need and I handed the info over to the bossman as we are quoting a t-belt job with seals. Also I should have tried the Tools and Equ...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L locks & windows VIN: WBAGH8345Y
I would like to thank those that replied to my request. One member hit the nail on the head. I disconnected the door wiring harness at the A pillar and found major corrosion. Replaced the door harness and still had a problem. After reinspecting the harness con...
1991 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L vibration VIN: 16CD53B6M4
This is going to be an ongoing repair as the customer does not want to put a lot of money in this car all at once. Like I stated in the original post, I replaced the left front and left rear mounts with no change. Last Friday, I replaced the right rear motor m...
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L run's hot VIN: 1G1JC5243V
customer total the vehicle a cuple of weeks ago and i never had a chance to check the gage resistence to verify the correct calibration, thanks to all the help.
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Misfire VIN: 2GCEC19T3Y
thanks for the replies. for the most part everyone was pointing toward the injectors. i had checked them and cleaned them with out a change. what i found was an odd cam sensor wave form. instead of a square wave it looked more like and ignition wave form that ...
1994 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1B7K26C1RS
Recieved many good ideas on this one and to check the pressure I removed banjo fitting from injection pump and drilled and tapped it for 1/8in pipe and the fitting from my fuel presure gauge screwed into it, when I was finished I put a 1/8 pipe plug in it. The...
1999 Dodge Dakota 3.9L fuel gauge VIN: 1B7FL26X3X
As is often the case, especially with fleet operations, when a vehicle requires significant diagnostic time, it is shoved to the back burner. This one got shoved right off the stove. It was sent to the dealer for repair. The initial problem was the vehicle r...
1989 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.8L Stall VIN: 1FMEE11H7K
Recieved 16 replies and 5 said front tank pump is bad but customer had me block off lines to front tank. The fuel pumps have a check valve in them and this one must have been bad, some one had been into this system before and it had some kind of sealer in it. ...
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDAF56F4Y
Hello to all and thank you very much for the help. I have installed a complete set of injectors and problem is solved. I sold the whole set because they were OEM and had 170000 miles on them all. It took a while to sell a job that big, but job is complete and ...
1995 GMC Safari 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDDM19W15
I had several replies and several said to check to see if the valve was installed upside down, I did and it was correct. After doing that and checking that there wasn't any excessive pressure on the exuast port. I then ran the trouble tree again and came to th... Trouble codes: 32 (egr problem).
1997 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L lifters VIN: 4777558666
hey guys sorry for taking so long to close this help request,we took apart the rodeo again and thoroughly checked everything back.The rocker arms and rocker shaft was worn but only the ones under the camshaft.there is a fine oil hole that was blocked up that c...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48S52
Well I got to work after a relaxing 3 days in the woods (sucessful too-- a nice 10 point 160 pound whitetail buck). I had my wife order a coil assembly and 6 new plugs from the dealer. Installed all on Friday and the engine started right up and purred like a k... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0306.
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L compressor VIN: KNDUP13162
Many stated the most common failure is the clutch coil develops a open and a/c clutch will not enguage. It's very tight area to check the wiring at the a/c compressor but sure enough there was voltage and ground. Replaced clutch coil and a/c now works. The nex...
1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM9YV5V
Suggistions were: fuel pressure is low, recomend new fuel pump. Run injector balance test, plugged, poor flow or poor pattern. Check where the PCV connects to the intake. The hose will crack and fold over to seal intermittantly. The o-ring gaskets for the inta... Trouble codes: P0174.
1989 Plymouth Sundance 2.2L chassis VIN: 1P3BP48D1K
sorry for the update. adjusted the position of the mounts and it took away most of the vibration but still has little customer was very pleased thank you for the help
1989 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.1L Excessive Emissions, No Start VIN: 1G2WJ14T2K
This car is fixed. Many thanks to all 15 replies with meaningful suggestions. Special thanks to Joseph from La, Vincent from Illinois, Thomas from Southern Calif:, Roland also from Southern Calif:, who all mention the coolent level sensor at the radiator. That...
2002 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L No Start VIN: YS3ED59Z52
We replaced the battery(for slow cranking) and the crankshaft sensor(for the no tach and injector pulse). It started okay to me and the symptoms appeared to have gone.Vehicle is back with the customer for several weeks. This Saab does not seem to fall into the...
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L alarm system VIN: 4S3BG685XW
Hello all out there. I knew this was a strange problem. Only got one reply. My guess is that somehow the receiver is bad. Why it would get sensitive to other remote frequencies is beond me. Customer will live it for now after we reprogram his transmitter.
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L dome light VIN: 3VWDD21C1Y
tHANKS TO ALL WHO RESPONDED. The fix was the amplifier. the accesory wore was connected to 86S, a yellow and red wire. It was well hidden in the steering column wiring harness. I guess something in the amp was shorted as that was an input to the amp, not an ou...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA63B9Y
sorry for the delay. this car left not fixed due to customer not wanting to pull cyl head to explore. someone said to check cam lobes-appeared to be ok, no measurement. someone else said to check for bent valve-customer ran out of exploritory money. these appe... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301.
1976 Volvo 242 2.1L Clutch VIN: VC24545E10
After the new fork didn't fix it,I figured it's got to be either the flywheel or the new pressure plate is defective. Tore down again.Took flywheel runout and checked for flatness,was perfect. Made a cardboard cutout of the distance from flywheel surface to en...
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YV1LS55471
I recieved 7 replies and I didnt fix it,didnt want to buy a computer, so I told the customer he would have to take it to the dealer who should have fixed it right the first time. After all my testing I figured computer or the MAF they put on was bad. It's been...
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