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1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L Door locks VIN: WBACJ32050
Owner purchased car in January 06 with inop remote locking. Central lock functions are ok. I have supplied a second key and attempted to syncronise keys as per hand book and Autodata as follows. Open & close drivers door. Switch ign to run for less than 5 secs...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L axle-whl.brg. VIN: 1G6KD54YOV
car has aclicking noise in the front,just like cv axles make when bad.However, will only do it when in a coastdown or deceleration,speed 20-50 mph,& only if steering wheel is turned to the right.will not do it below 20 mph,& only on decel,just slight movement ...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13R7X
Engine misfires at idle does not misfire [...] rpm. fuel pressure is below spec. , but pump was previously replaced. Compression checks out ok at all cyls. Removed the egr cleaned the pintle and passage. The #3 cyl acted up during an injector balance test.... Trouble codes: P0304, P0300
1990 Dodge D350 5.9L Speedometer VIN: 1B6ME3688L
I am stumped on this truck. Everything works fine but the speedometer. I'm having trouble finding wiring diagrams for this year of truck. Alldata only has wiring diagams for automatic transmissions. I also do not fully understand how this speed sensor works? V...
1996 Dodge Stratus 2.4L output sensor VIN: 1J3BA6F68T
Sorry every one but the VIN# I have put in is so very wrong did not have the car infor in front of me at this time.Ok here is the main problem that we are having with this car" When going on test drive car spedometer will go "nut's" on you and car will not sha...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L timing VIN: 2B3HD46RXY
Also not that we did not find a mark on the crankshaft pulley,and did not pull the front cover to align crank.We have another car here with the valve covers off and we aligned the cams like the spare car.We did bring #1 cylinder to T.D.C.on both cars to compar...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan EX 3.8L Misfire, BUCKING VIN: 2B4GP74L02
Hello all, I have a Caravan here I'm having some difficulty with. The complaint is that during acceleration, mostly from a stop, the vehicle feels like it has a noticable misfire/bucking. It also occurs sometimes while cruising under certain loads. No troulbe ...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cam Shaft VIN: 1FMDU34E5V
Ok ford techs we need some expert infomation, we changed both side cassettes on this engine and the right side cam sprocket continues to slip on the cam shaft even after we use the proper torque. The engine will start and run for a few minutes then die, we alw...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 2FTZX17211
Fellow Techs, I have this 01 F150 that belongs to my nephew. A little history. He got the truck from his father in Ohio with the heads removed. It had been diagnosted by the dealer as a blown head gasket causing intermittent lean running problems. Was torn dow... Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean bank 1)
1997 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4FJB8SXT
this one came in a few weeks ago with a complaint that when he starts the car, it stalls soon after it fires unless he holds his foot on the accelerator & revs it. When he does this, it will continue to run. If he puts it into drive it seems to be ok. I have s...
1991 Mazda 626 LX 2.2L clutch VIN: 1YVGD22B4M
vehicle came to me with a chatter problem in all gears. it had just been at a different shop where the clutch master cylinder and the slave cylinder were replaced. which did not fix the problem. i replaced the clutch assembly, machined the flywheel, and replac...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L No Start, CONTAMINATION VIN: WDB1070541
Ok boys this is a call to arms! This is the same gray market car that I just finished with help from you guys! It was running great, everything worked perfectly. One of my techs took it to a Shell station to put some fuel in it before we delivered it. He barel...
1998 Mercedes-Benz A140 1.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDB1680311
Hi everybody, i have this A140 that doesn't idle when cold and has poor acceleration untill the engine gets hot before it will move fine, check for codes and found two one active P0130 O2 sensor upstream of twc minimum voltage not reached and active and stored... Trouble codes: P0130 (G3/2 O2 Sensor upstream of TWC minimum voltage not reached), P0170 (Self Adaptation too rich)
1992 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Surge, MIL Lamp on, Spark Knock VIN: 1G3HN53L7N
This car runs well until the lockup converter engages in 4th gear and you will feel a steady jerk on light throttle. If you lift off the throttle or give it more throttle it runs great again. I also noticed the engine knocks badly for a moment then surges, the... Trouble codes: 21 (TPS low voltage), 22 (TPS high voltage)
1986 Toyota Corolla LE 1.6L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT2AE83E0G
helo all hope someone can help. got this toyota corolla with a bad hesitation when acel. from a stop and a surge when cruising with lite throttle on flat surface. when problem acts up you give it propane and the symptom is grately improved. disconected the egr...
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation
poor idle all times , throttle cuts off around 2000 rpm no throttle , doesnt cut off ,just wont go ,no engine data w/snap on scaner trans ok, new fuel filter ,air filter ok i will up date on monday 5/22

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1998 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L No Start VIN: 1D489D9643
Sorry it took me so long to reply,I did find that it did jump timing,it also had 2 snaped chain guides.Repaced the chain and guides and tensioner and the ar runs great!
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L oil pressure VIN: 1B4H528N8Y
thanks everybody who replied . what i found out was after we calmed down and took a breathe, was that what ever sludge was in this thing got up moved down south and in to the pickup . starting to hear bearing noise so going to yank motor and throw some more pa...
1982 GMC C1500 5.0L Timing Problem VIN: 123456J789
Thanks to all of you! Checked distributor and was fine. Final fix...pulled the harmonic balancer and sure enough, could see where the balancer had been slipping internally. Put in new balancer, bought a bolt-on timing tab, and after setting timing, which now s...
1993 Infiniti G20 2.0L 3-4 shift VIN: JNKCP01D0P
every one that responded told me that i have the wrong trans i replaced it with the correct one and all is well now. it shifts as should.the problem is these trans are hardto find and there are about 5 different trans for this must be sp...
1998 Infiniti Q45 4.1L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JNKBY31A7W
thanks to all that replied to my post. its been a week and havent heard back from the customer about any problems so i am calling it fixed. what we did was replaced all of the coils. found that the dealer recomends to do this when one coil has a problem. the n... Trouble codes: P0304.
1964 Jaguar XKE CONV 3.8L calipers VIN: XKE8804805
thamk you to all for responding, as you know the rear brake system is a hooror show on wheels for this particular vehicle attached the the third member once we got to it we found the caliper seals were locking the piston out and it would take several hours for...
1993 Mazda 929 3.0L Front brake calipers VIN: JM1HD4617P
First I want to thank everyone for thier help. Every reply offered some light into the problem. I again drove the vehicle until the brake system got hot and the symptoms appeared. The vibration in the steering wheel, the loss of power due to the front brakes l...
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK44Y3V
Well the problem is solved, but the story has an unhappy ending. Andrew from Utah (my home state) hit the nail on the head. The cam and crank sensors have to be in sync. When I put #1 at TDC the cam was off by two teeth. Apparently this will cause a no spark c...
2001 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GMDX03E01
thanks for the help guys. a reman pcm from the gm dealer fixed. now the fans come on at the right temperature and when the a/c is on. adrian.
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Evaporator VIN: WPOAA2998X
Well, the 996 is down the road blowin cold again. Special thanks to Marcus [...] who clued me in on the Volkswagon replacement part fitting, and he was right about even tho you only have the cooling system open a little bit, you still need to bleed the syst...
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L transfer case VIN: YV1LZ5641W
Well, I feel sorry for folks who bought the first Volvo all wheel drive cars--I really do. The only interchange on the transfer case (bevel gear) is 1998-99. Everything changed in '00. And, about '02 Volvo incorporated an electrical apparatus on the rear axle ...
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