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1992 BMW 325i 2.5L Cylinder Head
I have a quick question for the BMW techs out there regarding my personal car. I have a 1992 non vanos M50 engine 325i in need of a cylinder head (cracked). I have found one for a good price off of a 93 525i with vanos. Is it possible to swap the cams off my (...
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L i VIN: WBAHD6324S
hay bmw guys have this 525i 9-94 trans progam displays on drivers info baord scan pulled code 6 unknowen ? i checked connector on trans checked fluid checked wires under seat all apear to be fine next check computer its not in the e-boxs were alldata says it i...
1995 BMW M3 3.0L all gauges VIN: WBSBF9321S
If you were to drive this car for about 15 minutes you may noitice that all the gauges in the dash would drop out a couple of times. Sometime for just a moment, and sometimes for the whole drive time. I had noticed that you get a chime just as the gauges drop ...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Misfire VIN: WBADM63484
Hello All, This car came in with a complaint the check eng light was on and Iratic idle. The engine has a misfire or dead cylinder some times #1 and Most times #4. When this happens the injector isnt being pulsed. I believe I read somthing about the computer ... Trouble codes: 300 (301 -), 301 (304 -), 304 (testing and results)
1990 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4HP54C3L
This car has been brought to us by another shop that has done all that work. They got it from the owner who had tried to replace the balancer himself and had damaged the crank sensor. I don't know what other work or attempted work has been done. This car is in...
2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1L abs VIN: 2G4WS52J62
scan with mastertech...c1225 excessive wheel speed variation, Left front. no play in bearing, wire is not touching anywhere. data stream never shows zero, rather the numbers blur for a very short duration. on occasion this will happen at highway speeds going s...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G6KD52Y9V
this vehicle has really been a pain,no codes found and problem does not happen with any regularity.dies only on decel and only after 30 min. or more of driving time,engine will restart no problem, vehicle runs normal rest of time
1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L door locks VIN: 2GCEC19K3K
This truck is making me feel like an idiot! The power locks are inoperative all of the time. Looking at the diagram(assuming alldata has the right one?) it's not that complicated of a system. It appears that there is no relay in the power side of the circut. I...
1991 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L Cuts out VIN: 2G1WN54T3M
This is one that can keep me humble. when it's cold, it has a stumble just off idle and it is also apparent at a medium to hard acceleration. when it warms up, it runs well. we tried a new prom from gm and it made things worse. we put the old prom back in and ...
1995 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2GTETK19K9
thanks in advance to any help that we receive this has been a headache all week for us, truck comes in and when it is left outside and drops under 0 degrees celcius wont stay running when in open loop. wont idle at all. once it warms up it runs like a charm, ...
1995 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L shocks VIN: 1G1YY23PXN
hello all, customer wants to replace factory shocks with aftermarket, and do away with the electronics, i know on some of the cadillacs there was a relay kit to keep the light off, was wondering if someone new of something for this to keep the asr light off, t...
1996 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Drive Line VIN: 1GNEK13R2T
Customer complaint of growl noise from under vehicle after a loud pop noise. Checked rear end and found broken center shaft, posi governor+pins, shaft bolt fell out causeing above problems, replaced all parts and fluid, and additive, test drive, still has grow...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L transfer cas VIN: 1GNCT18WXW
this unit will not engage into 4 hi it will go into 4low when the switch is engaged you can hear relays working and i checked for bad grounds & for voltage and all wiring to motor all ok the 4hi and 4 low lights blink 5 times when pressed then some times both ...
1998 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L clunk VIN: 1GCGK24R2W
I have a 1998 K2500 that has a horrible clunk intermittently. It only does it once per drive cycle, and so far has only done on or near the 2-3 shift. Also the trans has to be cold. After a few starts from a stop, it sounds like a quick ratchet and a clunk you...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L noise VIN: 1GNFK16R3X
thank you in advance this is my better halfs grocery getter.she has been noticing a loud pop when shifting to reverse or drive. i heard it and it is more of a clang/pop and sounds external in transmission area. it does have 4L60E and i know we are on barrowed...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L head lights VIN: 1GNCS13WXX
was told there 2 relays found 1 in fuse box under hood its good
2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1ND52J13
car came in about 4 months ago with a no start.after checking found bad crank sensor. drove approx 4500 miles and would not start after overnight.check all normal things and we are not getting injector fire but we do have plug fire.we have checked cam and cran...
1995 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.0L No Start VIN: 4C3AU42Y35
I'm listing this for an old time mechanic thats having some problems. He received the car for a no start, found fouled plugs and no spark. He replaced the plugs and somewhere along the line his spark came back, said it was strong, jumps a gap of 1/4-3/8". He p...
2002 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L Stall VIN: 2C4GP54L72
anti theft system lets the car start but runs for 2-5 sec. and dies anti theft light stays on wait 15-30 min then it may start and run tested for codes and none found may go 2 mo. before it does it again have tried other factory key and no change any thoughts ...
1988 Dodge Aries LE 2.2L Head gasket VIN: 1B3BD46D7J
It has been about 2,000 miles since the head gasket blew and we had the head resurfaced. We had to replace the valve cover gasket the other day and found the timing belt was walking forward and wearing off on the idler pulley. We installed a new belt and new i...
1992 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1B7GL26X6N
please help me chrysler techs problem worse when cold. wont hold idle. as you tip into throttle the engine kicks, pings and backfires like crazy. Fuel pressure good @ 41. Noticed timing fluctuating at idle between 2 and 25 degrees. Am thinking it might be a t...
1994 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L heater operation VIN: 1B3HD46T9R
I got a good one here, we have this dodge intrepid in here with a no/low heater operation. we figured we may be low on coolant because the t-stat housing gasket was leaking and overflow was low. so we sold a coolant system power flush including power flushing ...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L shifting into drive from a stop VIN: 2B4GP44R8W
This transmission shudders (1-3 second feeling)when shifted into D from a stop,like in a parking lot manuver. It upshifts/ downshifts fine while driving. There is no converter shudder at 40mph, or when going into reverse. There may be a hint of the shudder goi...
1999 Dodge Intrepid 3.2L inside eng. VIN: 2B3HD56JOX
The engine makes a loud slapping noise underneath the intake, which can be felt by putting hand on upper intake, on drivers side.
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, runs rich on idle VIN: 1B4GP45351
This caravan runs rich on idle when cold. Plugs get fouled. I changed iac valve, map sensor, fuel filter and a oil change. There are no codes and able to scan pcm with scan tool. Customer complane about hard starting and engine light goes on and off. Any help ...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP44R92
I just installed a remote starter on this van. Worked fine. Now the coustomer said that with the key the van will not start all the time. I have looked at all of my wiring again, And all is ok. looked at the wiring harness by the transmission and it has not ru... Trouble codes: P0351, P0353
2003 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L Wipers VIN: 1B3ES26CX3
Vehicle came into shop with the complaint of the wipers activating whenever the headlights were turned on, they would keep going till headlights were turned off. I replaced the multifunction switch and now the wipers will activate occasionally and when they do...
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 ST 5.9L horn VIN: 3D7MA48614
strange one here. vehicle came in for normal service, vehicle is ranch truck so owner who brings it in rarely drives it, statet that one of the drivers said it made a beeping noise sometimes.after pulling it in the shop and completing work on truck (60k mile s...
1990 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Hesitation VIN: 1FTCR10A7L
vehicle has no acceleration when warm. great when cold but after 10 miles it feels like cat is plugged when trying to accelerate. confirmed that cat is not plugged and base timing is dead on( did t-belt for maint.)originally diagnosed as weak fuel pump. only r... Trouble codes: 41 (fuel control), 33 (no egr opening), 32 (evp below minimum)
1994 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L No Start VIN: 1FTEF14Y0R
when temp is below freezing truck will not start,added carb spray and fires sometimes starts. fuel pressure 58psi,coil output at plug wire 35kv+,data line readings, iat current temp,ect same,map 157hz,pulse width cranking 31-33 ms, pulled injectors,replaced sc...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDKE30FXS
this is the third inj ucu installed in this truck they all are filling up with water (commen problem i know!!) i did the factory fix with first replacment, went about a year. plastic bagged the secound one really good i thought and the third one was just put i...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L Signal Lights VIN: 1FBSS31Z1W
This van has no signal lights, but 4-ways work. Is there a second flasher,if so, where? Or do we have a switch problem?We have a small shop and don't want this one plugging up a bay for a long time. Ford and Mitchell only show one flasher.???
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Transmission VIN: 1FAFP52U2W
Vehicle was being driven at 70 MPH when it made a "whump" sound and lost all drive (forward and reverse). Fluid is normal level with no leaks, and looks and smells normal (not burnt). The transmission makes no noise and no attempt at engaging in any position o...
1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5341X
This car was directed to me by Down The Street Motors. The car was in for it's state inspection and failed for the codes listed above. PO171 and PO174. Both banks 1 and 2 are at the lean limit. I hear a vacuume leak coming from the intake maniflod gasket but I... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 lean condition), P0174 (bank 2 lean condition)
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF0724X
Owner stated vehicle has bad hesitation when cold but clears up after engine warms. Motor replaced recently with new ignition parts. Checked for codes found 1537 IMRC bank one stuck closed and an EVAP code. I kind of ignored EVAP code but now I'm wondering if ... Trouble codes: 1537 (IMRC Bank One Stuck Open), 447 (Evap Code)
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L no power VIN: 1FDXF46FOY
have this f450 in with no power under load with a code p1211 we changed oil and icp pressure still goes over 1250 psi at wide open throttle and code comes right back.flowchart not very good and doesnt explain what to do when pressure is still to high.any help ... Trouble codes: P1211
1993 GMC C1500 Sierra SLE 4.3L Surge VIN: 1GTDC14ZXP
you can call this one surge at steddy speed . the truck have a good idle but when i test drive at 90-100 kmh speed start to drop no throttle response, start to buck and hesitate unless i go to full throtle only then the power come back. Fuel pressure remain go...
1995 GMC w4 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4KDB4B1A3S
Hello and thanx for your time. This truck ran very poorly and had multiple codes and problems. I made repairs (related repair history,with the exception of fuel pres. reg.) and truck runs relatively well (no dead cyls.) but the emissions are through the roof. ...
2001 GMC Savana 2500 4.3L belt/ tensioner VIN: 1GTFG25W41
Odd problem here van had a belt noise,.belt was replaced,.shortly thereafter the belt just kinda grenaded,.replced with GM belt,...a few hours later same thing,. now i get the van found bad idler and alt. replace those as well as tensioner and a new GM belt. A...
2002 GMC Savana 1500 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTFG15R32
van came in on the hook customer reports having it at a shop and they replaced the plugs-wires-cap-rotorand fuel filter van ran good on his way home it stalled and would not restart so it was towed in to me i removed the o2 sensors and the van started so we so... Trouble codes: P0300
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L codes VIN: JHLRD6842C
need code 1166 and 1167 what is this code
2000 Hummer H1 6.5L slips out of overdrive VIN: 137ZA8432Y
car has chech engine lite on(unable to read any codes) after 4-5 miles falls out of overdrive, tach drops to idle off throttle but holds 3rd gEAR on throttle. weve tried three differnet scan tools and cannot access any codes!! any ideas would be appreciated.
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L Misfire VIN: JNKCA31A6Y
No other codes or driveability symptoms. Could this be a cam sensor? Vehicle is in really good shape. Has been well taken care of. Wiring is in excellent condition. Trouble codes: P0302
1993 Isuzu Pickup S 2.3L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S1CL11LXP
Vehicle came to us with an state emissions test failure. High CO and HC. Checked for codes as CEL was on. Code 21 for problem with MAP sensor came up. Attempted to check duty cycle at test wire on right inner fender. Could not get a duty cycle reading-pegged a... Trouble codes: 21 (map sensor signal inncorrect)
1996 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDJ58V17
Vehicle came in with service engine soon light on. 2 codes present. codes p0125 & p1870. checked coolant temp sensor reading, was low temp. replaced stat. temp reading came up to 190-195. released vehicle to customer. came back several days later, same codes. ... Trouble codes: P0125, P1870
2001 Jaguar XKR 4.0L MIL Lamp on, extended crank VIN: SAJJA42B4Y
Fellow techs.I am trying to help local jag dealer with this problem.this car was from out of state,&for a reason I am not aware of nor is the dealer eng needed to be replaced. somehow it got to a shop in michigan because you need special tools to complete this... Trouble codes: P0341, P1341
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1J4GZ58Y5R
this 94 jeep came to me with a cold no start problem. once vehicle has run will start fine. while cold we checked fuel pressure and none showed we raised vehicle checked for voltage at plug and found 12 volts. we replaced fuel pump and fuel filter. our thinkin... Trouble codes: 33 (a/c clutch relay circuit), 83 (undocumented), 90 (undocumented), 93 (undocumented)
1997 Jeep Cherokee Country 4.0L No Start VIN: 1JF4FJ7855
This Jeep came to me from another shop, the problem is it keeps taking out pcm's. The shop before me installed 2 remain units from Federated. What it does is runs about 20 mins and then goes dead with no comunication and no start. I spoke with a rep from Feder...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FF48S4Y
vehicle came in runnuing rough, code p0305 stored, tech replaced plugs, seemed fine, cust return with po305 again, tech then replaced coil pack...test drove and once engine got warm started misfiring again. he then threw a cam sensor at it. pulled the drive ou... Trouble codes: P0305
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SALJY1248W
Itīs idling around 2000 rpm. If I try to adjust the IAC valve it comes to normal, but if I shut off and restart goes back to 2000 rpm. Alldata do not provide idle setup, I think that I need Autologic or factory tool but if someone knows how to do it withou it ...
1993 Mazda B2600 LE-5 2.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: JM2UF3143P
nox out of range for a state inspection what have we missed after above repairs very little effect on the nox thanks in advance for your help
2002 Mazda B2300 2.3L pinging VIN: 4F4YR12D52
Customer has complained of this problem intermittently for the past 40,000 km.I have verified that the engine will ping when vehicle is hot at 3000 rpm in 3rd gear but not all the time. Parts have been replaced as mention in repair history but after reviewing ...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WDBCB20A7D
This car came in running very badly lots of smoke and would not idle, tested the injectors found outside of specs installed new from Bosch still running badly had injection pump rebuilt and reinstalled set injection pump timimg 24 before TDC in compression str...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L srs light VIN: 4JGAB54E7Y
Hi guys I have a problem with the SRS light flashing and no codes stored. Vehicle was in an accident,body shop replace air bags,left seat belt retractor and right front passenger seat sensor. Now the light is flashing with no codes. Any help would be appricia...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Low washer fluid display VIN: WDBRF61J72
Hope some of you MB experts can help. The low washer fluid warning light stays on. I checked the archives and found notes about replacing both level sensors and a control module. I have installed new level sensors and some kind of module at the cooling fan. Sa...
2000 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, wnt run under 2k rpm VIN: 1MEFM6537Y
Hi All ..happy holidays...this merc drove in ..wont run unless over 2000rpm ...I started with maf codes no power to maf .. using MOD schematic..I followed the wht/blue wire upstream to what I thought would be a splice at s-59 center of engine compartment ...no... Trouble codes: P0102, P0113
1994 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1N4BU3102R
Car towed in two weeks ago with a no start condition and has not run in over a year. Test fuel pump and failed and replaced pump and strainer and filter and drained bad gas from tank. Car starts and runs ok but on occasion when making a sudden accelration we e... Trouble codes: 34 (detonation sensor)
1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, hard start cold VIN: JN8HD17YXS
Pathfinder runs great when outside temp above freezing.Temp sensor was changed at customers request. Smells like un burnt fuel when problem occurs.This pathfinder has had complete tuneup and timing belt less than a year ago.Any help greatefully accepted
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D61
Speedometer is working normally. The ECM is not receiving a signal from the speedo head. I checked all wiring and connectors from speedo to the ECM, all checked out good. Sent the speedo out to be repaired and reinstalled, same result. No speed signal to ECM. ... Trouble codes: P0500
1989 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G3HN54C1K
Original concern vehicle came in for was lack of power & hard to start. Had been to 2 other shops-no luck. test fuel pressure-was at 25 psi. replaced fuel pump & filter-test pressure. at 45 psi, test drove-ggod power. released vehicle to customer. came back in...

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2001 Alfa Romeo spider 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: ZAR9160000
HI Gents, The customer at the moment appears to be happy with the vehicle. The idle did stabilise after the throttle clean but I still beleave there still is a fault in the idle motor or engine eg timing or air leak. I need the vehicle back for further checkin...
1999 Audi A4 2.8L torque converter VIN: WAUED28D8X
closed with fix, Thanks for clearing up the nebulous instructions in the manual. remove the shudder wheel, make your distance measurements, then add in the thickness of the shutter wheel. In this case the factory 4mm shim made the measurements come out perfect...
2001 Audi A4 1.8L heater VIN: WAUDC68D41
Many good suggestions, Jeff from VT and James from PA nailed it. The heater core was partially clogged. Back flushed it and all is well. I would have replaced the core but monitary restraints prevented the customer from replacing the core. Back flushing was a ...
1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L noise VIN: WBAGJ6326S
never found problem. customer took vehicle to dealer, thanks to all who replied. happy hollidays
1988 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G4HP54C4J
This beast is fixed and I am a happy camper! (bg) I would like to thank all 15 techs that responded to my post. In summary, it was recommended that I check the coils. I did and they produce 40KV with no problem. One person mentioned the ICM. I knew my ICM was ...
1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G6CD53B4N
this one turned out to be three problems. poor mpg was a bad 02 sensor that we didn't check out good enough and the poor idle and other related problems were blocked tubes under the throttle body. the main problem was that it stalled bucked and jerked after ab...
2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV 6.0L ebcm,lateral sensor codes VIN: 3GYFK66N73
thanks guys for all of your suggestions. the vehicles computer needed to be reflashed and that took care of all the problems... sincerly john blaine comunity car care
1985 Chevrolet Celebrity 2.8L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1AW19X7F
sorry all. forgot to close this post. I did fix vehicle. It was ditributor. installed new complete dist. from carquest - came with module and pickup. all set now. thanks
1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GN4W57XWV
replaced oxygen sensors and fuel trims went back to normal, drivabillity concern went away thanks to all that replied you were a great help Trouble codes: P0300 (Random cyl. misfire).
2000 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L engine
Well thanks for all the replies. I was going the wrong way on this one, just assumed something had gone wrong with the timing. Turns out the locator pin on the head for the intake didn't line up, causing a huge vacuum leak. Reinstalled intake and vehicle ran f...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L fan clutch VIN: 1GNDT13S72
Got 14 replies, 13 said replace the clutch, while Kevin #14 said the fan should spin free at the end of my test...thank you for answering my question Kevin...everyone was right...a new fan clutch fixed the truck.
2002 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L No Start VIN: 1C3EL56R62
thanks for the replies.only nelson came close.we had cam and crank signal but no injector or ignition fire.we decided to replace pcm and that repaired vehicle
2002 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L Lighting VIN: 2C8GT54L52
The symptoms have not returned and the customer has chosen to wait until it becomes a problem. Thank you for the help.
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 3B7HCZ6WMZ
Thanks to everyone that put in thier 2 cents about the problem. After reading what thomas had to say about the problem we double checked all of our ground and couldnt find anything wrong initially. As i was saying in my post the o2 sensor was switching but not...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L torque converter clutch circuit VIN: 1B7HF13Z71
thanks for the replies, i replaced the lockup solenoid because of high failure rate, this did not take care of the problem. i believe that the problem is in the torque converter. customer does not want to fix at this time.
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L steering wheel VIN: 1FAFP33P52
Thank you for the quick replies. I fixed the car by turning tie rods one turn in proper direction, wheel is straight car drives straight. Customer should be happy especially if wheel was off to begin with. Again thanks for all the timely advice.
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55U22
Sorry it took so long to reply,the problem was that the coil was bad.I would like to thank everyone for their help.Thank you iatn!! Trouble codes: P0301, P0316 (misfire detected on start up fifst 1000 revolutions).
1995 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 5.0L Clutch VIN: 2GTFK29H0S
This truck is on the back burner for now. I ended up dislocating my knee and wont have time to get back to it right away. Thanks to all who replied with advice and sympathy. The general consensus seems to be that there is something wrong with the new clutch ki...
1986 Honda Civic 1.5L rear brakes
Hi, after quite a few miles the noise reduced to an acceptable level. i got the car back in an rechecked everything. all seems good[no signs of rubbing on the backing plate either]. i told the customer that i would replace the shoes with dealer ones, but she s...
1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Left blend door VIN: SALPV1247T
Thanx to all who replied. All were on the ball with this one. The blend door servo was not the only problem. Jim from NY was extra helpful due to the fact he mentioned that the servo takes out the head, as it was in my case as well. Thanx again!
1994 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L alarm system VIN: 1LNLM82W6R
the replies I got, THANK-YOU. I had the idea to ground the DG/P wire because I have installed remote starters and used that theory(bypassing antitheft) I disconnected the module, grounded the wire. all is good.
2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 5LMEU27A0Y
Thanks every one for your help. Found MAF sensor to be the problem. Replaced MAF and checked pcv hose and tube, okay. Missfire on cylinder #1 could not find Anything wrong. normal operation at this time. Trouble codes: 171 (Bank system 1 too lean), 174 (Bank system 2 too lean), 301 (Misfire cylinder 1).
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L climate control VIN: WDBCB25D4H
Thanks So much for everyones help! I had a nagging feeling I was missing something, which turned out to be the case. Although I believe new panels are better than reman. our success rate with programa units has been over 90 percent. It turns out that the aux. ...
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D22
car came back to us from dealership after they said ecm did not repair either problem. went back through diagnostic procedure for code p0051 & came to same conclusion-needs ecm. had lengthy discussion with service manager @ dealership & he agreed to have a dif... Trouble codes: P0051 (bank 2 sensor 1 heater circuit), P0300 (multiple cylinder misfire).
1999 Other European ARNAGE 4.4L Door VIN: SCBLB1E2XC
Thank you for all your useful replies, service light was are-set successfully (don't have much repair info for Bentley, but it sure is nice to see BMW equipment all over). Took the car home to my peaceful garage and took the escution off the inside door handle...
1969 Pontiac FIREBIRD 400CID generator light
Well, I have to say that was the most responses I have ever received. Thanks a bunch. It became apparent after reading multiple posts that I was making it more complicated than it needed to be. Here's my summary: First, I didn't make it clear on the conversi...
1993 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.8L MIL Lamp on, A/C malfunction VIN: 1GMDU06L4P
In addition to the areas I covered in the update, I tried 2 Snap-On scanners and different years as William suggested but still doing it.. but still sounds like the best explanation. The intake temp code hasn't returned so maybe a fix there...? I can't say for... Trouble codes: 25 (MAT too high), 65 (cruise control servo position sensor), 66 (A/C pressure), 69 (high pressure switch circuit), 88 (PCM reset), 99 (power management problem).
1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NW52E4X
This was repaired by flashing.I had three replies that were 1.try another scanner..2 a short in the ecm.. 3 check the right lamp. i did appreciate the help but i was alone this time .This is a great tool thank you
2000 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3DF55K8Y
Vehicle is fixed... sort of. Chris and Gerald recommended a new throttle module which was my next logical step already. Wayne pointed out that a drive cycle completion was critical to reset the t/body code reset. The car started backfiring under accel. and blo...
1998 Saturn SC2 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZH1278W
thank you for all the replies. we followed the majority of the advise and replaced both sensors and the cts harness. the ses light did return while we were driving it with our test equipment on board and we diagnosed a failure in the pcm.we replaced the pcm an... Trouble codes: P0711, 90117 (engine temp).
1998 Subaru Forester 2.5L Oil Temp light flashing VIN: JFISF6354W
Thank you for your input. I installed the new solinod today and the light went out right away and it no longer binds on tight turns.
1997 Toyota Tercel CE 1.5L Stall VIN: JT2AC52L3V
Although none of the replies helped, I still thank all who responded so quickly. The source of the stall was in the PCM, since the replacement vehicle has not stalled.
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L water pump VIN: WVWMA63B7X
this vehicle was quite tricky but i got it i bought the pump from napa the new line and this being my first one it took me 4-5 hours to complete. hanks for all the info guys your tips is what help me fix this car .
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