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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L door locks VIN: WBACB4323S
car blowing fuse 35 central locking system hooked up gt1 tester and went to diagnosis fault info was test wire from fuse to general module;;body electronics module;; wire tested ok ,question do i have a bad module or could i have a different problem note this ...
1993 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Starts & dies VIN: 1G4HP53LXN
Vehicle came in with a simple starts & dies complaint & says Check eng. light comes on(at times)when it does start.Normally I would just sell him an IAC solenoid. But there are history codes for TPS voltage high AND O2 sensor rich. So I look at scanner data to...
1996 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L front end VIN: 1G4HP52K2T
2004 Chevrolet Epica LS 2.5L No Start
This veh was in a "Minor" accident. We never get the whole story, anyway this is a cranks/ no-start. Cannot communicate with ECM. Engine light comes on with KOEO. No power to coils. Headlights, power windows not working. Want to know where the coils get power ...
1997 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Misfire VIN: 2C3HC56F9V
car came in with oil leak behind timing cover removed cover found oil leaks @ cam seals also recomended timing belt & water pump for PM since timing belt installed developed misfire have reset timing belt & replaced all tune-up related parts still missing cyli... Trouble codes: P0300
1990 Dodge W150 S 5.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1B7GE16Y8L
hope someone can help have had truck for a month.truck came in bogging down when accelarating.checked for codes could not comunate with ecm.replaced ecm found no codes .runs good when first starting up but when gets warm boggs down when accelarating have about...
1998 Dodge Durango 5.2L Battery VIN: 1B4HS28Y0W
Customer states vehicle will need to be jump started if it sits for more than 8 hours. They tell me they were driving down the road a few days ago and the radio quit. Then it came on and quit. Then they hit a big bump and it has worked fine ever since. Now the...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HC13Y11
hi: this code is intermitting only accurs once out of 10 times system check runs vehicle came into shop has had ldp pump and purge control valve replaced at other shop check all conections and check ldp and purge control with scanner clicking of solenoids hear... Trouble codes: P0441
2003 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46RX3
The vehicle came in because it wouldn't pass emissions test we don't get into this kind of work but due to it belonging to a good customer I kinda got stuck with it. At first we pulled codes and it said the 02 sensor 1/1 was bad so we replaced it light went ou... Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel sys 1/1 rich), P0174 (Fuel sys 2/1 lean), P0132 (02 sensor 1/1 voltage high), P0175 (Fuel sys 2/1 rich)
1996 Ford Mustang 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP4044T
This vehicle runs bad when its cold and has no power,when the engine warms up it runs ok.My concern is that the computer always reads 253 degrees for the ect sensor and is 0.00 volts (Even when cold)and fan stays on.When the connector is disconnected from ect ... Trouble codes: P1117, P1131
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L engine VIN: 2FTRX18L2Y
Hey guys, Need your help.This noise sounds like it is coming from the right head- you can hear it on the exhaust. Any experience with this problem or advise would be greatly aprreciated. Joe
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L 1-2 3-4 shift VIN: 1FTWW33S5Y
Vehicle will not upshift unless the gas pedal is allowed to come back to idle. If the truck is on a lift with the wheels off the ground trans shifts normally.The two codes that it gives are no help The trans is the 4R100 Thank You for any help you can offer.
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWW32F5Y
The present owner of this truck probably has bad injectors. He had to repo the truck after the people who were driving the truck could not get it to start, ruined a starter trying to get it to start, and then quit making payments. He does know the repair histo...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L No Start VIN: 2FTPX18Z51
When this truck decides to run, the scan tool communicates no trouble at all. Engine runs very well. Note: LPG is inoperative, has been since customer owned it (1yr). Has any body seen this cond. before? I am just short of trying another computer, however, to ...
2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L gear shifter VIN: 1GKDT13SX2
buddy has this envoy at home. it will not shift out of park. the shifter button will not push in. says fuses are good. brake lights come on when pedal depressed. alldata shows me that brake light switch includes the circuit for the shifter. it does not include...
1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1HGCD5530V
Calling all Honda techs, or anyone for that matter. Vehicle towed in. Customer says about 10 days ago, the car started running bad. He installed cap, rotor, fuel filter and plugs. This didn't help and a couple of days later car died while driving and had to be...
1996 Lexus LS400 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BH22F1T
this one seems obvious but has any one seen multiple cat failures in such a short time, all readings seem normal this seems obviuous but has anyone seen cat failures after such a short time??? Trouble codes: P0420
1995 Nissan 240SX 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: JN1AS44D1S
This vehicle failed emissions, and has thrown a knock sensor code. The Check engine light does not come on, however when the code is erased, it does come back after a test drive is performed. I am from warren county, Ky we never have to run emissions tests, ... Trouble codes: P0325
1995 Subaru Legacy 2.2L Stall VIN: 4S3BD65575
good morning, car was fine until friday. customer was on highway and it stalled. starts right up for 2 or 3 minutes then stalls again. will restart then die. while running it sounds fine. seems to have injector pulse and good spark untill it shuts off. fuel pr...
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Door locks VIN: JT2SK12E8S
Hello all, Power locks will not open using rocker switches. Lock function OK with rockers and locks/opens with key switches. Tested all circuits at lock relay and found good. Replaced relay with known good part (other 95 car in shop) and it still doesn't work....

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1998 BMW 323i 2.5L starter VIN: WBABJ7325W
I want to thank the 7 members of this great organization for the help AGAIN. The fix as most of you said is the ews alignment, BUT we had to have the car transported to Minneapolis, (500 miles) to the closest dealer to have this done AND they are replacing the...
1995 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L cd--err--message VIN: 1G4CU5219S
Good learning here, most said to send radio-cd unit to radio shop to fix. I was looking for better information saving that option for last. Thanks to Steve he was most helpful in explaning to repeatedly install cd and to watch how it comes out by watching the ...
1995 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G6ET1292S
thank you all for your time, clicking isc motor was initial problem, after replacement, relearn finally after tapping on ecm. we had attemted relearn, battery disconect, etc. tap test did the trick, replace ecm also. exaust manifolds were red hot due to timing... Trouble codes: 80 (idle relearn), 55 (throttle position).
1991 Chevrolet Corsica LT 2.2L TCC Solenoid VIN: 1G1LT53G6M
This vehicle is cured. The many body platforms that GM used for this particular transaxle (A,L,N,J) make the repair vary in the execution. Some can be done straightforward without moving the transaxle; others require varying degrees of transaxle lowering. I pe...
1993 Chevrolet Lumina Z34 3.4L timing belt VIN: 2G1WP14X3P
I changed the cam seals and also the intermediate shaft seal.I had to put two big wrenches together to get enough leverage to pull the cam gears off.I used a dealer puller.I couldn't believe they were that tight.I had the round waffer type shims for the cam ge...
2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L compressor VIN: 1B4HS28N71
sorry for the delay on this on-the customer decided that they didnt want to spend any money on diagnostic time-i had leads of low pressure switch-computer fault and or dash fault-thanx- brian
1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L obdII code def VIN: 2HKRL1864X
Well seems this code P1399 is an temperary code for random misfires according to the factory service manual. Not sure if it sets this code weather there's a missfire or not. It is only a pending code and MIL is not on. The car has been gone for over a week now... Trouble codes: P1399 (no defenition available).
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1HGEM22911
Hi Group, Sorry for the long delay in reporting this fix, we didn't get the car back for quite some time. We recieved approx. 11 responses on this problem 2 of wich talked about the ignition switch. We had suspected the switch but even wiggling the key would n...
2000 Isuzu Amigo S 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CM57W0Y
sory it took so long to post this fix but we wanted to make shure the car was realy fixed. Its been a couple of weeks and all is well. Thanks to all who replied, we learned alot from the information given. The problem on this car was the secondary spring in th... Trouble codes: P1340.
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBDEA26E4N
o.k. here it is.first thanks for your replies.lets go back to the basics.it was a timing issue.i tested the coil res. etc. checked o.k.i removed the dist. cap next.visual good and like new.the rotor on the other hand had some odd burn pattern.i grasped the rot...
1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JA3XD54B8N
Hi all and thank you to the 8 that replied. Sorry I didn't reply individually but I did answer most of the questions asked in my update. Sorry to say we never got the chance to fix this one. Customer needed the car and was supposed to drop it back off. Didn't ...
1998 Oldsmobile LSS 3.8L noise VIN: 1G3HY52Y5W
several hit this on the nose. pcv system stuck building up vacuum pulling air from rear main seal replace pcv kit and all is better painfull lesson thanks to all
2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.0L MIL Lamp on, Fuel trims way neg VIN: 2P4GP2435Y
It's been about three weeks since I cleaned the fuel injectors and the code never came back. This is a coustomer from our local parts house and we are sure that if there was any more problem with the light coming back on we would know about it, and we have sin... Trouble codes: P0172.
1986 Toyota Pickup 2.4L main saft and counter shaft
ok the gear set was an updated part but the new hub on the 5th counter gear was very different i would have had to get new syncros and spring for it to work so i used the old hub pressed it on the new counter gear and it fixed my problem this was my first atte...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22KXW
Thanks to all who replied. Everything is a very helpful info. I found that the connector of the a/f sensor is loose. This might probably causing a amp drop on the sensor. After fixing the connector The a/f sensor now moves the way it should be. If I lean or ma... Trouble codes: P0125, P1135 (Manufucturer Controlled Fuel Air Metering), P1130 (A/F Performance Malfunction).
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