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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L abs VIN: WBABS534X1
Needing help on the diag. of the brake system. The car has three different lights on 1 red brake light,2 abs light,3 the triangle light, I first looked at master cylinder level,its OK next we coded the system using the x431 and these are the codes, B6 steering...
2001 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Misfire VIN: 2G4WS52JX1
After a few months after doing lower intake gaskets and full tune, customer came back complaining of a shudder on light accel at 40-50mph and her fuel gauge was erratic. Found the sending unit to be bad, could not duplicate symptoms at the time for the shudder... Trouble codes: P1811 (Trans shift out of spec), P0746 (Pressure control solenoid)
1995 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G6KY5299S
Hello, A real challenging one here. Good customer, but with a unusual situation in that there is a court ordered breathalyzer installed, so this is the only car he can legally drive. Car has been here 4 times for same intermittent problem, but we can only keep... Trouble codes: 36 (EGR valve pintle position out of range), 39 (TCC clutch engagement problem), 95 (Engine stalled), 119 (Fuel injector open or shorted), 56 (Transmission input speed sensor problem)
2003 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L reverse warning leds
2003 Escalade reverse warning system inop. My SW wants to ship it to the dealer, I want to fix it. Red led is flashing, indicating a failure. Alldata refers to a diagnostic connector that you can short to ground to flash codes. Alldata doesnt tell me where to ...
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport 2.2L timing chain VIN: 1G1JH52F92
DOHC engine. Original timing chain guide and tensioner blew up. GM replacement package installed. Chain tightener racheted tight ok. Before installing front cover we turned the engine over at crankshaft pully with wrench and chain will jump a tooth. The car ca...
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JH12T72
help this vehicle is driving us crazy it has a constant miss on cyl #3. it will even ste a missfire code for cyl #3. we have replaced the coil cap coli springs and boots checked the ground on the coil pack cover. we have checked the wiring for the coils for br... Trouble codes: P0303 (missfire cyl 3)
1994 Chrysler Concorde 3.5L All Dash Gauges and heater blower VIN: 2C3HL56F4R
When the fault occures evrything on the dash goes dead. I have not been able to get this to happen but the customer has had it happen on several occasions, three times, he says he will eventually get upset and hit the top of the dash and evrything starts worki...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Mechanical VIN: 3B7KC26Z7X
we have a dodge ram that we just rebuilt the trans on it shifts ok, however after it sets for 15 to 20 minutes, on restart it will go about 100 feet and neutral out for 10 or 15 seconds and then go back into gear, after that not another problem, it will shift ...
2002 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Starting VIN: 1B4GP25302
Ingition key will not turn lock cylinder got van home by removing electrical switch and starting van popped shift cable off and drove home how do you remove this lock & cylinder if the key doesnt turn to run my older MOD. doesnt go into this thank all for the ...
1996 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L All Shifts VIN: 1FMCU24X0T
The main problem is harsh upshifts and downshifts. It seems worse when the vehicle is cold, especially when you first shift to reverse it really hits hard. It is better as it warms up but symptom is usually there to a certain extent at all times. Even when war...
1989 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Spark VIN: 1HGED3553K
Here is the point at which I need input. The pick-up coil is visibly worn, with the coil windings seeming to be coated with melted resin. The sensor part looks oxidized and possibly damaged (the screw from the rotor?), and my question is: can the pick-up coil ...
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L unsure VIN: 1HGCD563XT
good afternoon techs, this is my aunt car,96 honda accord(2.2l)with above got about 2 second delay when put in drive with moaning noise while going in stuck on 2nd gear most of the time the rpm is high,sometime it will shift normaly.the dealer...
2002 Honda S2000 2.0L rack & pinnion VIN: JHMAT11452
car was in a front end accident. steering rack broken. bought new part from honda. This is an electric assist rack. I cannot find an adjustment spec or procedure for the rack guide screw. This is the big bolt with lock nut by the pinnion assy. Any help would b...
1994 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L Traction Control VIN: JNKNG01D2R
Hi everyone, We have an 1994 Infiniti Q45 here with the TCS and SLIP malfunction indicators lit. The codes we pulled are 12 (Secondary throttle sensor circuit), 21 (Throttle motor circuit - operation and open circuit check), 22 (Throttle motor circuit - short...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L No Start VIN: SALTY15XYA
This one is for the Land Rover "gurus". We have a Dicovery II that does not restart after the engine warms up. I can start it cold and run it all day, but as soon as I shut it off and try to restart it, it does not start. Cranks OK but no spark. I was wonderin...
1997 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1BC142XV
hi everybody this car runs great down the road but when you get to the stop light it reves up to about 2500rpm`s the slowley idels down to about 1200rpm`s we have done a tune up plugs wires cap fuel filter pcv all for maint the customer says she has had this p...
2003 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Cruise control actuator VIN: JM1BJ22543
Hello to all.I have a 2003 Mazda Protege that has an audible clicking/tapping noise coming from the cruise control actuator when the cruise is set.This noise is very evident inside the vehicle.Apart from this noise the system operates properly (set,accel,resum...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.2L camshaft
high mileage vehicle came in for head gasket leak we did full valve job car ran for 5 minutes and then quit - found intake cam broke at flange where gear is located
1994 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA32EBA
This car a fellow tech is stuck with at my shop. The coil that fires 2-5 cyl (second coil from front of motor) does not get a pulse from the computer to fire. We have hot, but no ground pulse. We do not have enough wiring diagrams to find where this comes out ...
1991 Nissan Sentra SE 1.6L No Start VIN: 1N4EB31S8M
Battery blew up while driving on highway and wiper motors turned on and stayed on. Car quit straight away and there's no ignition signal from computer to ignition coil negative side. Distributor is working properly. Car has no ignition pulse or injector pulse....
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L ride control VIN: JN1CA21D7T
customer complains of a harsh vibraton at high speeds. previous work includes replacement of both front cv axles, front and rear struts and tires. all done at dealer. after test driving, i found vibration is only felt at high speeds when accelerating. vibratio...
1995 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1L brake lights VIN: 1G2NW55M1S
hello all we have one of our workers cars in here.the high center brake light is operating,however the left and right brake lamps are not.the turn signal lamps and tail lights are working.we have alldata,however at this point all it shows is the high center br...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Misfire VIN: 4T1BG12K9T
This Camry is in another shop of a friend of mine. It appears that after an extended test drive and cool down.ON the Next test drive It will pop the Mil on for a p0301. The misfire is not felt from the drivers seat. I ran this vehicle in there shop under diffe... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire on 1cyl)
2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF13C11
In Nov. 2005 at 93376 miles I replaced B1S1 for P1135 because the heater circuit in the sensor was a definite open. Easy fix, right? Van was good until March 2006 at 101524 miles. Returned with P1135. Retested the oem sensor(part # 89467-41040), resistance goo... Trouble codes: P1135 (B1S1 heater problem)
1997 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L piston rings VIN: YV1LS5648V
engine has too much crankcase pressure. i have replaced breather box all hoses and air intake orifice. replaced rings with new volvo rings. cylinders looked perefect factory hone marks and no lip or ring wear. rings were a little cruddy in piston grooves so i ...

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1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Interior lights VIN: 2G1WL52MXS
Thanks for all the replies. I ended up getting a used BCM and that took care of the problem. My component locater told me there was a timer module for the lights, but it ended up being integral with the BCM. Great advise guys, thanks again.
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L head gaskets VIN: 1GNAX035WD
I will close this request. However this is a school project and we will make the repairs next semester. I want to thank all those members who replied foe their time and knowledge. The cost of a used engine ranged from $450 to $1200 with a 30 day warranty. Afte...
1997 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L tacometer/odmeter VIN: 3C3EL55H9V
thanks for the heads up on thes i/p circut boards. all replys hit it dead on. I am not sure but someone even sent a repair link with digram. repair was straght forward once i pull i/p and dissambled it i could see heat marts on one side right where the resitor...
1997 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L Reverse VIN: 1B3EJ56H8V
We scheduled this car back in again a few days ago to have another look at it. We were sure that Victor was on to something with the rear pin rubbers but we found nothing wrong with the rear or front suspension. We also checked the exhaust pipe and found no pr...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L No Start
Most of the replies I recieved I have already tried. The fuel pressure regulator was a new one. Replaced the regulator and it starts fine now. Thanks for everybodys help. Just needed a fresh idea.
1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Suspension VIN: 1FASP14JXS
Thanks to all that replied. Most of the reply's indicated the c/v joints were the problem. Others mentioned motor mounts, flywheel damper, and tires. I tested it like Jerry said and am sure the vibration is coming from the right drive shaft. Customer don't hav...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L cltch VIN: IFTNX21FXX
i have not gotten the truck in to shop yet but have the info on the 6.0/6spd combo that i needed. most people said the clutch package is just about like all others and i have a disk stackup or a broken spring stuck in clutch just as i thought but rusty savigna...
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRDRO7Y21
The customer didnt return for the repairs,but thanks for all the advice.It will be helpful if the customer does return.I think the problem will be with the sludge buildup.Guess ill have to wait & see if customer returns.Thanks again for everyone who replied. Trouble codes: P1110 (intake valvae timing cotrol pos. sensor / solinoid).
1998 Jaguar VANDEN PLAS 4.0L engine VIN: SAJKN6249W
thanks to everyone who responded so quickly, it turned out that the engine was 3 quarts low on oil and the oil that was in it was terribly broke down that it was not suffient for lubricating anymore. i did a wet compression test and started to get like 50 psi,...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L transmission. take off only VIN: 4M2DU86E22
thanks again to all that replied but i think that the post from Aaron from california was the best info i recieved.unfortunatley i was unable to use this info because yesterday 3/7/06 we told customer he will need to take to some who may be able to help him mo...
1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JN8HD17Y5S
Hi Everyone, thanks to all of you who sent me information. Removing the torsion bars was the easiest way for me to get access to lower the transmission. First measure the adjusting bolts at the rear crossmember before moving anything so you can adjust them bac...
2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L timing belt VIN: JTEGF21A92
First thank you all for your advice and words of encouragement. Went in the next day and first aligned all marks, all appeared to be well. While i was waiting for my gates t-belt book I double checked all grounds and connections. Same as before all was normal....
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