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1994 BMW 525i 2.5L Instrument cluster VIN: WBAHD6328R
This BMW came from an other shop after replaceing the front brake pads the Brake lining light went off but the CHECK CONTROL is on.We performed an Instrument cluster check with the CC pusch buttom and every think check OK.We scanned all other vehicle systems w...
1990 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L slow start VIN: 2GCEC19K3L
The truck was brought in with a horrible rough idle,so after checking the timing and wire resistance(both were fine. I did a fuel pressure test and it was at 15 pounds. So I pulled the fuel filter and promply poured out two tablespoons of dirt. So I decided to...
1995 Dodge B2500 5.2L air bag light VIN: 2B6HB21Y7S
When the van is started the air bag light goes out like its supposed to! Then when it either moves in reverse or comes to a stop (forward rolling motion) the light will come on. When accelerated it goes off!! some times it stays off (like on the freeway) seems...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B4GP44R8T
I have a no spark situation. Injector pulse is good along with good fuel pressure. I searched the data bases for similar problems and they seem to lead to a bad computer. The unusual thing that has me to questioning this is through the scanner I can fire the ...
1998 Dodge Neon R/T 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES47C4W
hi guys and gals,a new customer brought car in for ses light on.found codes p0442 small evap leak and p0462 fuel level sending unit low.of course checked all that was possible(trouble trees)with no results.i do not have an evap leak detector.i cleared codes af... Trouble codes: P0442, P0462
1998 Dodge Caravan 2.4L Stall VIN: 2B4FP25B3W
hi teem got this van in and found it had a blown head gasket had head repaired at machine shop,after re installing everthing it wouldn't idle i done everthing that is in the repair history, but still won't idle i decided to recheck the timming belt and it ap...
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM62W1R
Hello everyone HAPPY EASTER. I have this 94 Cougar, 4.6L with a reoccuring P1407 NO EGR FLOW. I am getting an intermittant signal to the EGR solenoid. I can watch the signal on my MODIS and it will fall out within a mile or 2. It may come back intermittantly b... Trouble codes: P1407 (no egr flow)
1991 Nissan 240SX 2.4L fuel injectors VIN: JN1MS36P8M
Anybody experienced with 240SX fuel injectors? This car had check engine light on with code for leaking injector,replaced all four with Python remans and new seals,car ran terribly..full rich. Decided that maybe the problem was caused by the original seals...t...
2000 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L ride control
hi fellow techs,i have a problem with this ride control.the pump runs most of the time with key on.will air up rear shocks,then they'll stay up-no leaks.sometimes it will release and lower shocks to normal ride hieght.sorry for the vague request,but i will be ...
1991 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWFA21G8M
Good Evening This VW idles high all the time. From start up to warm up it is idling way too high. If we disconnect the Idle Stabilizer electrical connector, the idle drops and most of the time will stall. If we remove the hose from the inlet to the Idle Stabi...

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1993 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Starts & dies VIN: 1G4HP53LXN
The vehicle is repaired although I am not sure what I fixed . Went after VSS problem. Tested wiring for shorts to ground, power, to each other - OK - unplugged VSS Same readings . Then I noticed battery voltage reading on the scanner was 11.2 volts , So this s...
1998 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDT19X8W
Hello, sorry for the long response time. I changed the oil to a 10-30 and the customer said that the light had been off for the last 2 weeks. Thank you all for your responses, all of them were great help. Jeff
1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L preignition VIN: 2G1FP22G3W
Hi Guys I used xylene to de-carbonize the engine, and it was markedly better. However when it is hot and on extreme acceleration pinging still exists. I changed the plugs, checked timing, egr, and knock sensors. The owner has taken the car and left a Thunderbi...
1994 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1B3HD56TXR
Thanks for the replies! We tried to inspect the flywheel, but there was not any way to see it without R&R the trans. Our customer did not want to invest that much many into this old of car. We also recieved a few replies on a bad coil driver in the PCM, but th...
1998 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L front cover seal VIN: 3B6MC36D4W
Just installed the larger seal in the cover after I removed it. Looked like that was leaking too. No leaks and alls well. Thanks for the replies.
2002 Dodge Stratus SE 2.7L starter VIN: 1B3EL46R12
It was the brand new rebuilt starter another shop had installed. If you ever worked on one of these V-6 engines you know its just about impossible to check for power at the starter solenoid without tearing everything apart (book calls for 1.5 hr to r&r) I don'...
1989 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 4.9L Stall VIN: 2FAFP31X11
Hello everyone, well next moring ran van 2 hours no problem. Waited until 2 pm 81 degrees outside vehicle ran 1 hour and pressure dropped to 10 psi and died. Started back at beginning. When starts to died and chug rail pump gets very noisy. pulled line off rai...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L No Start VIN: WDBBA45A5D
A big thanks to all. I recieved several replies, and not surprisingly, several different locations. The one thing that got me on the right track was the suggestion of calling Mercedes for the part number. What I decided to do was use the Parts and Labor sectio...
1991 Mitsubishi Mirage 1.5L No Start, no injector pulse VIN: JA3CU24A8M
All replies the same - ECM was the culprit - Already had a 2 year old rebuilt unit in it. Fired right up ! Thanks for all replies
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L abs, vdc, tcs VIN: 5N1AR18W85
Ok the dealer said that the sensors were bad. They replaced and the problem was still there. They then decided that they were going to order a ABS control unit. I went ahead and did some checking of my own. I performed the sensor check and it was good. I then ...
1998 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G2JB5249W
Customers would rather drive with problem than leave vehicles for further testing. Sometimes hard to isolate a problem that happens every 2 weeks to a month. I have installed dorman gaskets with screen and will see if code comes back. Thanx for all the replies... Trouble codes: P0404 (EGR position out of range).
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Misfire VIN: 4T1BG12K9T
WELL... like so many times money became an issue. The other shop informed me that customer is going to live with it. I really hate that. Seems to me this is happening way to much lately, People are really ignoring the MIL light, when something that doesnt almo... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire on 1cyl).
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B62
All of the replies I received were good commonsense advice. Ck. for aftermarket radio installation, ck. all harness connections, ck powers and grounds etc. I can't explain why my usually reliable AST Retriever wouldn't communicate since it is still working fin... Trouble codes: P0600 (CAN BUS communication fault).
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