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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L loss of voltage to computer VIN: WBAGJ8323V
need wiring diagrams for trans computer mitchell or alldata does not have the correct diagrams for this bmw. help. thanks in advance
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L code 33 VIN: WBAGH8344Y
We have a 2000 bmw 740il with a code 33 for the intake cam sensor bank one. We have flipped the two cam sensors from one bank to the other and the code stays with bank one.We scoped both sensors and the scope patterns look the same.We looked at the data in the... Trouble codes: 33 (intake cam sensor bank one)
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFA53571
Car came in with codes #188-oxygen sensor heater circuit bank 1 sensor1 #189-(PO155)-bank 2 sensor 1 Both pre-cat sensors were replaced. Car came back on us with code #225-(P1192)-Post catalyst Fuel Trim system bank 1.Will it require a sensor after cat on ban... Trouble codes: 225 (p1192-Post Catalyst fuel trim system Bank 1)
1997 Buick Century Custom 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WS52MXV
This vehicle keeps setting a P0440 code. Have smoked EVAP system and found on leaks. Have gone in and activated both purge solenoid and vent solenoid with scan tool and both are working properly. Have tested fuel tank pressure sensor and is within spec and not... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap System)
1991 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.0L rotors/calipers VIN: 1G1BN53E4M
Hello again, This is my best customers car and he hauls mail on a one hundred mile route with rough roads. He complains that the right front brake will smoke intermittently. Since his complaint I have replaced the right front caliper and hose again along with ...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L starter VIN: 1GNDT13W3V
we put the alternater on becuase the bearing was bad now the vehicle will not start came in the shop starting just fine. we checked power to the starter and alternater but none from there. does have a factory security system were you have to unlock the doors ...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L engine VIN: 1GCEK14W0Y
Help!!! This vehicle came in with the customer complaining of a belt squeek. We found the old belt to be the wrong size, which of course caused the squeek. We then installed the proper belt. The sqeek is gone, BUT now we have a random and relatively loud knock...
2002 Chevrolet 6500 450CID no reverse VIN: 1GBJ6HIC42
This is our own flatbed.Went to move it this morning,it only had forward gears in fact neutral is also a forward gear with reverse being neutral we disconnected the shift cable and moved linkage the ourselfs-no change has anyone heard of anything like this?
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Drive-axles VIN: 3GNFK16Z24
04 suburban i have a leaking 4wd rh axle seal. and i want to know if i need to remove the axle housing (tube)to replace a rh seal. i know this should be easy but the manual also says to remove the differential assembly to replace the left side seal and its not...
2005 Chevrolet Aveo LS 1.6L shift interlock VIN: KL1TD526X5
hey guys i am haveing problems with this shift interlock not allowing me to shift from park when you depress brake pedal and shift interlock is not working,i have replaced the shift interlock aswell as replaced ignition switch checked all the fuses founf no bl...
1999 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1C3EJ56H1X
hello again chysler techs , this one runs good then the idle will surge some times stall always starts right backup one time after stalling got a one trip code for park nuetral switch ? that one has me puzzled did not wright code # down when idle surges mil co...
2000 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L Overheat VIN: 2C3HD36JXY
. Car came in overheating. I replaced the upper rad hose and thermostat. Dealer t/stat was used. Flushed cooling system, then vacuum bled. Still overheats on highway. Any advice? Ill try checking head gasket tomorrow.
1952 Dodge Coronet 230CID engine
This is a clean old car that is mechanically O.E. I just need to know what weight engine oil and whether to use detergent or non-detergent. I am in S.W. La and the climate is tropical. It still has the flathead straight 6, and positive ground 6 volt. Thanks.
1998 Dodge Durango 5.2L No Start VIN: 1B4HS28Y2W
i have a no start problem here. no codes in computer, no spark, injector pulse or fuel pump running. i did test the asd relay again and it is working now. like always i left it sit over the weekend and know it started up when we went to pull it in and check it...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B6HB11Y21
Van intermintenly no starts when this occurs there is no spark or injector pulse, fuel pressure is ok. Instrument panel says NO BUS where the odometer reads. Have tried unplugging each module one at a time on the data line when problem occurs still no starts. ...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, ?????????? VIN: 1B4GP44392
HELP!!! This one came in on the hook for a No-start. Customer states van has been running just fine and yesterday morning would not start. (1st really cold morning we've had here.)(about 38 deg overnight). So it was towed in. Van arrived and of course no start... Trouble codes: P1299
2003 Dodge Stratus ES 2.7L A/C Mode Door VIN: 1B3EL56T63
I have this Stratus that came in with the A/C system in default. The codes are Matured Fault present and A/C mode door input open/short to ground. I cleared the code but returned right away. I reset the bcm and tried to calibrate the A/C again, no help. I foll...
1986 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FABP4637G
This '86 T-Bird was towed in, it had died on the freeway and wouldn't restart. The customer replaced the fuel filter, with no effect. We have been able, by unplugging one injector and replacing spark plugs, to get it to start and run at a very low, rough idle....
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJW36F6T
I am working on a 96 Ford F350 7.3 DIT. The engine will not start cold. If it is plugged in it will start. Temp cold is 30 degrees. This has had extensive repairs in the past and now as customer is loyal to us. 5 months ago vehicle was brought in with misfire ...
1999 Ford F-150 4.2L gauges/warning lights VIN: 1FTZF172XN
Hi guys My customer came in because his theft light was coming on dim and the truck wouldnt start. Turning the key off and on a few times the lights would all come on and the gauges would move complete sweeps then it will start. Im kind of lost here. I really ...
2000 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU70E6Y
Owner was driving vehicle and hit a bump in the road and lost power. Vehicle had been running perfectly before bump in road. Vehicle is clean and in very good condition. We have used two different scanners and cleared dtc codes multiple times. Rescan and "all"... Trouble codes: P1747 (Press Ctrl Sol Short Ckt EPC), P0743 (Tcc System Electrical Fault), P0750 (Shift Sol A Fault P0755 P0760 P0765), P1451 (Evap Vent Ctrl Fault), P0135 (P0141 P0155 P0161 HO2s sensor faults), P1409 (EVR Ctrl Ckt Fault and P1000 OBDII system checks incomplete)
2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L spark plug VIN: 1FTYR14X2Y
300 mile later, #4 cyl has a miss & red stain on plug again... splash foul on #4 plug only, so not a fuel additive.
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA514X1
Thanks for any help on this up front. I'm going to try to make this short and sweet, so if you have any questions I will update. This van came in March 06', 83,700 miles with both P0171 and P0174, TSBs were noted but none of the problems stated in TSBs could b... Trouble codes: P0171
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTYR14U81
This truck idles rough at times, check engine light will come and go. We have replaced the #4 injector and the coil pack with no change. No vacuum leaks found, upper intake gasket new with injector. Some times it will idle very smooth, other times it will idle... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire)
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FMYU03161
Hi Ford Techs, please allow me to share my pain: This Escape will start and drive normal for hours or days without a problem, however occasionally if it is city driven for at least 30 minutes it will intermittantly stall while idling in drive. It will immediat...
2001 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Battery draw VIN: 2FMZA5Z4X1
Battery draw at all times. Will go as high as 4 amps on its own some times, but most of the time it sits around .6amps. I have scanned and have many codes which include: B1246, B2513, B1470, U1262, B1676, U1041, U1123, C1233, and C1234. The customer was discon...
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L abs module VIN: 2FMZA50492
abs and brake warning indicators stay on, no codes present
1999 GMC C6500 7.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GDJ7H1DXX
Vehicle acts up mostly warm. Sometimes won't start, as you let off ignition switch sometimes will backfire. If it backfires let off switch and try again and will start. Have replaced all grounds. originally had no CEL with Ign. switch on and would only crank f...
2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 4S2CK58WX2
Hi Izuzu techs, please allow me to share my pain: This Rodeo will consistantly surge in Park and stall when decelerating to a stop. It will restart immediately and dip it's idle or stall when put into drive. No codes set and all monitored data looks OK when th...
2004 Isuzu NPR HD 7.4L steering VIN: JALC4B1675
Any good Isuzu HD techs. Ihave a 04 npr hd that is wearing out outside edges of tires and every now and then the driver complains of a severe shake at highway speeds he claims he feels like hes going to lose control "white knuckling it". i'm lost any idea's ??...
1969 Jaguar XKE 4.2L Headlights
Hi Jaguar Gurus, Thanks so much for your time reading this post and to those of you who assisted us with the master cylinder problem in this car. We've had the car since Sept. 20 and are anxious to finish it so the owner can drive it (too bad winter is almost...
2000 Lexus GS300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BD68SXY
This lexus has the MIL light on... P1349 - VVT system. According to ALLDATA, when the OCV is energized, the cam timing is suppose to change. If I manually energize the OCV, I can hear the solenoid move, but no change in valve timing. ALLDATA, states it's suppo... Trouble codes: P1349 (vvt control system)
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1YVGE22COU
base timing for spec. set to 12 degrees BTDC. timing doesn't change, no spark advance. anything over 10 percent (est) throttle car falls on its face. verifyied cam timing and replaced timing belt. drained fuel tank and put new gas in tank. crankshaft sensor ma...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 1YVGE22C5V
I got a weird one here and I'm all out of ideas. Got this 97 Mazda in last week complaining that it cuts out sometimes. So I checked for codes, none. Let car idle in shop for a little while, then I drove it. Car runs fine until I come to a stop, then it just c...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E4S
1996 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L Head Gasket VIN: WDBFA63F3T
Car is a nice, clean SL320 with a head gasket leaking in the back. I'm not familiar enough with these to jump into it without asking first...what all do I want to change with this? Obviously the head gasket, but do I need to change head bolts? Any history of p...
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L lack of acceleration VIN: WDBKK49F81
Got a live one here! This creature will not accelerate and revs slowly on most occasions. When accelerator pedal is depressed along with the brake pedal, engine will not respond at all. Have checked voltages at the pedal sensor, according to info, all checked ...
1999 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4M2XV11T8X
I have this 99 Villager for a while now. The van starts OK cold or hot. When it is hot though and the idle drops to its normal level the engine starts to idle really bad and sometimes even dies, especially in gear. It has a lot of power part throttle and does ...
1997 Nissan Sentra GLE 1.6L No Start VIN: 1N4AB41D5V
we have a crank but no start situation, no spark during cranking and we are looking for the best way to determine if the distributor is the culprit here. alldata is not clear on the test procedures for the power transister resistence testing, secondary coil se... Trouble codes: P1320
1998 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Surge VIN: IN4DL01D9W
the car start cold and hunting 2 or 3 times then it is stable. it idle at 3000rpm and sometime at 2100rpm. idle hot is okay at 760rpm. i have change the coolant sensor, (AIC motor used one). cleaned the throtle body. check the TPS .76 V cold, .46 V hot. i dont...
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D92
This vehicle came in with 2 undocumented fault codes (1131 and 1165) along with 2 oxygen sensor fault codes. We replaced all 4 oxygen sensors new from Nissan. Cleared all fault coeds from memory. Check engine light returned immediately. The oxygen sensor fault... Trouble codes: P1165 (undocumented), P1131 (undocumented)
1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme S 3.1L rear pad VIN: 1G3WH54T8N
I remember these from the old days. Usually the caliper pins were rusted and calipers wouldnt move. This has a reman caliper 2500 miles ago. Pins are free and its the outer pad thats worn out. Any ideas appreciated.
2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3WH52HX1
Hi Techs,this 3.5 olds is runnig good cold,but after 2 km it bucks and some times want to stall,if it happen the ecm lights flashes but no code,this happen intermittend but it is good for no more than a few min.Replaced ckp,checked wiring from ecm to ignition[...
2005 Other Ford motorhome 6.8L abs light on VIN: 1F6NF53S04
hello all got this m/h came in with abs light on ok no problem, has 4 wheel abs, hook upscan tool code c1235, c1236, c1169, dont have any descriptions on codes, beleive c1235 is right rear wheel sensor, and c1236 is left rear, dont have any flow charts or diag...
1992 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G2NF54N7N
i need a little hlep here. this grand am is hard starting ( back fires when trying to start ) hot or cold, idles bad when running. scanned computer for codes and no are found. here's what we have done so far. tested full pressure and is good, coolant temp sens...
1989 Porsche 944 2.5L cabin temperature control
Fellow techs.: This one is driving me nuts. It will not put out air at a steady temperature, except when set to either full hot or full cold. At all other settings, you can feel the outlet air temp searching up and down. It never stabilizes at a steady temp....
2002 Saturn L300 3.0L speedometer VIN: 1G8JW54RX2
Interior lights flickers . Temp gauge gos hot to cold. Water, battery, oil, security light flickers. Speedometer add on mile. Transmission shift selenoid clicks. All occurs with key on engine off or with engine running
2002 Subaru Forester 2.5L Kick back at startup VIN: JF1SF65562
At first start up in the morning this will kick back when you crank for the first time. After that it will be fine until you let it sit for a while(usally a few hours). Car only has 52k on it.
1991 Toyota Pickup 2.4L comp VIN: JT4RN81A5M
New customer, is trying to sell. Windshield says new motor. Customer says A/C worked this summer, then quit. Is R-12. Has 85 psi static psi. Not positive that it is OEM A/C, but wire to comp clutch takes out of TPS harness.I See no psi switches under hood. The...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, low power VIN: 3VWCP21C41
The diesel either has power but billows black smoke, or has no power and no smoke. One time it will start and run power/smoke, the next no power/no smoke. It will switch from power/smoke to no power while driving.(instantly, like a switch is flipped) The intak... Trouble codes: 17964 (charge pressure negative deviation p1556)
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L chain adjuster VIN: WVWAC63B81
The camshaft chain is making noise all the time. Five months ago it was making a slight noise after the car was completely warmed up and at idle. We replaced the plugged oil pickup, cam chain adjuster assem, removed the cams and cleaned all the oil passages an...
2004 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWDH61J44
Test description pretty much sums it up, it almost seems impossible to still have a problem. But those EVAP codes always do. They are among the most difficult diagnoses for an independent shop around, I think. I've been at this game a lot of years and I bet ha... Trouble codes: P0455 (Large leak in evap system)
2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 3.6L maint. lite VIN: WVWEU73C56
does anyone know how to reset this light manually? thanks in advance frank
2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Mechanical VIN: YV1CZ59H64
I have looked in every book and in Alldata with no success. We need the torque procedure and figures for the main bearing saddle plate and camshaft saddle (valve cover) bolts for this 5 cylinder.

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2002 Acura NSX T 3.0L window motor VIN: JH4N216X2T
Thanks for all who replied. The problem was one of the ground wire connectors at the control box was not clicked in to the plug. This caused an intermittent bad connection. My how a simple thing can be so hard to find. Thanks again,
1995 Audi A6 2.8L ignition switch VIN: WAUGA84A1S
thanks for the quik replys, within 2 hours we had a fax with great pictures and step by step instructions, the bad part is 1 tech tore it apart and another tech had to put it back togeather. thanks to all that replied. this is best resource i have ever used.
2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L mirrors VIN: WAUYP54B01
i'm sorry to have wasted anyone's time on this one. this was a lesson in checking the basics and prying information out of the customer. the mirror switch won't work if it's not plugged in. obviously someone has been in this car before me. and didn't plug the ...
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L Unknown VIN: WBAGF8320W
hi all thanks to Rick [...].we replaced the left lower control arm and the center link and the noise was gone.thanks again. joe
1994 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Charging VIN: 1G6KY5295R
yes, this car if fixed. it was supposed to have a thin red wire coming out of the harness and going to the L term. someone cut the wire stuffed it inside the harness. i bought a plug connector hooked up wire and presto everything works great. thank to everyone...
1996 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L No Start VIN: 1G6K552Y7T
Thanks to all that replied. I went to basics and found that the small pink wire to the ignition 1 relay rubbed through and lost power on fuse.There are 2 pink wires one large one small. Remember that power comes from the fuse to the relay so you dont test wron...
1993 Chevrolet Corvette 40th Anniversary Edition 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1YY23P9P
Thanks for all the responses. Ive checked/replaced most of the items mentioned in the replies to no avail. I had the injectors flow tested and profetionally cleaned, New ECM, new PROM, new IAC valve, ETC. THE FIX... Some one had put a redundant ground on the T...
1995 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1GTEK14S1S
i would like to thank all that replied. most suggested problem was either glow plugs or inj. pump. the glow plugs were new and the inj pump was 2 years old. the owner only uses the truck for plowing so he decided to park the truck inside and live with the prob... Trouble codes: 36 (injection pulse width response time long).
1996 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L No Start VIN: 2GBEC19R1T
Sorry for the long wait. I wanted to make sure it was fixed. The fix turned out to be an interminant short in the crank position sensor harness. Thanks for the replies. Daniel Trouble codes: P0336 (ckp a circuit performance), P0339 (ckp a circuit intermittent).
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W1V
thanks for all the replies but it was the ing. switch asy.
1999 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L instrument cluster VIN: 1G1YY12G1X
i went thru all grounds & ground splice packs cleaned all. still had problem. replaced hazard switch this solved two codes. the fix for the intermittent cluster activity was a short to voltage due to a bad connection in passenger side door harness. it was send...
2000 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L Battery VIN: 1GNEK13T9Y
Thanks for all the replies to this problem. They ranged from a bad BCM, to bad batteries, to On-Star modules. I was testing some wires with it running when I noticed the battery pushing out water. I checked the alternator again (I had done it previously) and f...
1997 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L engine dies VIN: 1C4GP64L8V
I am sorry to have to write this close, but I was not able to find the cause to the dying problem on the chrysler town and country. I received 17 very good replies and appreciated each one. The cam and crank sensors were both from chrysler which a few recommen... Trouble codes: P0340 (no cam signal to pcm), P0106.
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Power VIN: 1FDJW36F9V
Checked fuel pressure, within specs, ect in operating range,wasn't sure about the oil and neither was the customer so I got the go ahead to change it, unplugged the icp, no change. I ran the buzz test over and over, all seemed fine, until I got out of the tr... Trouble codes: P0344.
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L shifting
Hello, I am going to close this as the customer has decided to trade this vehicle. Thank everyone for their responses and time. Jeff
2003 Ford Excursion XLT 6.0L rotors VIN: 1FMSU41P13
Thank's to all of my fellow technicians who took the time to respond to my help request. Matthew from Oklahoma had some good information on 'dark spots' on rotors. After further inspection, these dark spots did not appear to be 'hot spots' as originally though...
2004 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L Engine VIN: 2FMZA52234
Thanks for all the help. I got some good suggestions but Thanks to Jason @ Barts Auto who hit the nail on the head. He told me to check the exhaust bracket bolted to the transmission just below the passenger side c/v joint. the bracket had cracked allowing it ...
2004 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDXE45S35
apparently the pcm had made adjustments for the bus over time allowing for the dirty maf and throttle body.when the memory was cleared it had to start all over again. in other words cleaning both made the bus run great .we service these buses regularly and wer...
2005 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L vents VIN: 1FMPU15545
thanks to all that replied. sorry it took so long for the post, I just wanted to be sure that all was well. it seems that the clutch switch was the cause. replaced the clutch cycling switch and the driver has not had the problem since. thanks again.
1988 GMC K3500 Sierra SLE 7.4L reverse VIN: 1GTGK34N8J
well this one is fixed! had alot of great replies. a few were adressing the idle but i found a tsb for that and acording to tsb idle is in check now. it was suggested that i check timing and vac. leaks. i had that covered at a previous time, but double checked...
1988 Honda CRX DX 1.5L No Start, Stall VIN: JHMED8451J
Well I had tried two distributors from NAPA and the last one was a new one from World Pac. I just couldn't believe they all would be doing the same thing. At any rate we finally got the OK for a dealer dist. and it is fixed. I measured the peak to peak voltage... Trouble codes: 4 (TDC Crank angle sensor or circuit).
2001 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Air bag VIN: 1HGCG56481
Sent customer to dealer for a warranty replacement of the driver seat belt latch assy with switch. Dealer repaired problem at no cost to customer.
2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L Surge VIN: KMHCG45C71
sorry for late response wanted to make sure car was fixed;found weak battery replaced seems to be the fix thanks to all who replied
1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJKD6040X
Thanks for the information. Woody was first with the Bank 2 upstream sensor as well as many others. The upstream and down stream Bank B sensors are directly below the expansion tank where the major coolant leak took place. I did find a post on World Pac forum ... Trouble codes: 1647 (manufactor specific).
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L No Start VIN: SAJEA51CX2
Thanks to all who replied.. The fix-(do it right the 1st time) after re testing everything i determined i needed to pull the gas tank back down and sure enough the high-press/low volume line to the transfer pump(oriface) had come off(evidently I didn't get the...
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L convertor VIN: 1J4FY29POV
After some more testing the problem was found to be mechanical. The trouble code stated a TCC circuit failure. The customer has decided not to spend the money to repair the transmission at this time.
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L cluster/windows VIN: 1J4FX58S2V
by sheer luck we found the BCM to be faulty.the dash, locks,windows and every elactronic module (compass,etc)runs thru the BCM on this car.each item if shorted, can cause the dash to flicker.by tapping on the bcm, under the steering, we were able to make the p...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L compressor operation VIN: 1J8GX58N02
I have to post a very embarrasing repair. Several replys were right on the money with the evap temp sensor. Funny thing is that Mitchell does not show the sensor on the HVAC diagram. The problem was that the tech did not transfer the sensor to the new evap cor...
2003 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L timing belt VIN: KNDUP13193
Thanks to Kuakh , Franis , Jdminter , Jeremy , Rob , Blackhole , Greg , Udts and Lance this one is fixed . Problem was me not using esentric pulley to pretention belt .I was using hydralic tentioner as just about every one said . Lesson learned I hope to repay...
1990 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L steering VIN: 1LNCM81F3L
Replaced the pressure switch on the power steering pump and problem gone.
1999 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4YR12C4X
after an intense thorough conversation with the customer, we are suspect of an internal valve problem. he has agreed to have us remove the cylinder head and perform a valve job - customer will return when he has more $ ... thanks for the replies Trouble codes: P0301 (cylinder misfire 1 cylinder).
1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L temp control VIN: WDBA4BDAKA
Customer had a new dash installed some time ago. When I went to check the in car temp sensor there was no wiring harness attached. Great. Now to figure out where they stuffed the plug and harness that they could not figure out the correct location of. Pulled c...
2003 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L heater
hey guys thanks again for the help the heater valve control motor was indeed the problem,replaced the heater valve motor and no i have heat thanks again.
1984 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L control VIN: JN1CZ14S1E
Thanks so much to everyone who took the time to reply. Unfortunately I don't have a fix as the customer has not brought the car back and does not want to spend any more money on it. Thanks again.
1996 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G2JB5240T
Sorry for the delay in posting a fix, still not sure if the car is completly fixed because it is out of the state now. We put the three wire sensor on that came with the used motor on with the Module and Coil Pack from the old motor, eleminating one of the w... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0335 (Crank sensor circuit A malfunction).
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L alternator VIN: 1G2NE52M9V
sorry i forgot to reply sooner. it seems the fuse block in the engine compartment was melting inside. so the smaller hotwire was not giving a full 12 volt supply, and only intermittently since it was a hot at all times wire and the only part of the box that wa...
2001 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2HX54K01
Customer couldn't wait a couple of days and took car to dealer. They found hidden damage to 0-2 sensor harness. Had 7 replies. and 3 provided wiring info and checks. Should have been a big help. Thanks, Nick Trouble codes: P0135.
1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L a/c VIN: WPOCA29905
Hello Techs, thanks for taking some time for helping me. Finally I repaired this Porsche. One of my problems was the size of the aftermarket evaporator, the tip that Bob [...] sent was the perfect clue for this problem, the evap. temp semsor must be inside a t...
1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L Monitors won't run VIN: YS3DD75B0T
The problem is solved. It turns out that the 96-98 SAAB 900S with Motronic 4.1 has a rather ornery drive-cycle, and just driving it around won't set the monitors. SAAB service info (SI) #248 dated Sept 2001 gives a specific drive-cycle procedure, and a SAAB Te...
2001 Saturn L300 3.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JW52R01
Replacing the BCM did the trick. All is good and the customer is happy. Thanks to everyone. Dave Trouble codes: B0827 (Traction control diode), U1000 (Serial communication class 2), B1000 (ECU Malfunction).
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