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1994 BMW 530i 3.0L Steering wheel VIN: WBAHE2313R
Hi Beemer tech's This one has got me this car has a shake between 55 and 60 mph (shakes the wheel) can be violent. This car has been lowered,Eibach springs, Koni shocks new strut mounts, trust bushings(uerothane) and all other bushings 17in wheels with Eagle o...
1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Compression VIN: 1G6KD54Y1X
Here is a brain buster. We have a customer that brought his car in to have the head gaskets replaced due to blow head gaskets. The car ran good when it came in other than the over heating problem. Customer had gotten a set of heads from some place prior to bri...
1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1GCDC14H2K
Hoping for some help on this one. The story on it is it started to get to where it was slipping in 2nd and would not upshift from 2nd to 3rd so we removed the transmission and rebuilt it. We replaced all frictions & steels, gaskets, etc. Also replaced bushings...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W7T
i sure hope somebody can help me with this one, i have tried everything i know to get this misfire out, it came to me like this, and nothing seems to help. first tried to scan got no comunication, replaced ecm, then got codes, next found dead cylinders fuel fo... Trouble codes: P0300
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L battery isolator VIN: 2345678901
Hi all, I would like to get some ideas (experience results) on electronic battery isolators. I would like to choose a unit that if it fails, alternator will still charge the main battery. Also unit will not have much voltage drop (heat up) and voltage spike....
2001 Chevrolet S10 2.2L drive line VIN: 1GCCS19561
when accelerating you feel a shutter, vibration in steering wheel, i replaced u-joints and . turned rotors and drums,this has a split drive shaft, replaced center support bearing. when accelerating it feels like at first thier is no power. the vibration feels ...
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Starting VIN: 2G1WF52E63
car came in as a no crank, would start if i pulled out one of the bcm fuses, (thts how i got it in the garage) i installed a new ign. switch, ( mounted in the dash, not the column) i turned on the ign. switch to do the relearn 10 min. at a time for three times...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Lights VIN: IFMZU34EXW
We have a customer that is not happy with the perfomance of his head lamps. they seem to be working ok but is there a way i can improve the perfomance? Thanks Trev (UK)
1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Clutch? VIN: 1HGCF8541W
car as towed in with a nasty noise coming from the transmission area. We pulled it apart and found that the clutch was worn and the damper springs were broken in the disc hub. During the initial inspection we found that the CAT had become loose in the housing ...
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L oil pump housing VIN: 1HGEJ824XW
Hey Honda guys... I have a Honda Civic with the 1.6L VTEC engine with an oil leak. The oil leak is at the oil pump housing mating surface just above the hex plug facing the alternator. This is outside of the lower timing cover. There is a TSB about possible po...
2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Mechanical VIN: 5N1ED28Y42
need help from a nissan expert---more so when cold you can hear a noise where it sounds like its echoing thru the distributor housing when running-still there when revving up-we changed the dist. out but the noise is still there- is there a common problem behi...
2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.0L fan belts VIN: 2P4GP4433Y
Hi all, I am on the 3rd set of belts for this vehicle. The customer says that when it rains and they go through a puddle the belts come off. They say they're not going through a deep puddle, just a couple inches. I have put 2 new sets on previously and replac...

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1988 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B79R14X9J
Thank you for the quick responses to my post. All were correct. After checking the wiring harness, I replaced the pcm with a known good one that I took off a truck that I had here. The customer provided me with a rebuilt from his Grandfather, who works for my ... Trouble codes: 26 (injector driver).
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 137HF16Y0Y
I have Found That O2 Sensor 1/1 was Giving The Computor False Reading Making It run Lean , In Turn Poping Up Through The T-Body.
2004 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Differential VIN: 1D4HB48N44
Well good lesson on taking what customer says with a grain of salt, ended up being a bad spot on the tire, balanced out good but still gave a vibration. Found hard to believe a tire would feel like driveline vibration, and also the vibration had to be there be...
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6240R
thanks for all your help there is no dlc connector under the hood for comunication with pcm was not installed at factory
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L shifting VIN: 1FAFP53U65
well after testing everything externally and Jasper taking their trans apart we had two bad trans asm from Jasper. After we replaced trans for the third time transmission worked perfectly. It is hard not to second guess yourself when you replace with such a hi...
1999 GMC Safari SL 4.3L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GKDM19WXX
Sorry it took so long for me to close this request. I flushed and back flushed the heater core and everything was fine. You guys were right! I didn't believe that the heater core would be restricted and then I flushed it again, and 'magic' there was heat! Than...
1987 Mercury Grand Marquis 5.0L MIL Lamp on
after recieving back the computer from getting rebuilt i installed it and the codes came right back i went thru and rechecked the solenoids. both working and both have vaccum to themand the computer is operating both. i checked the diverter valve and the valve... Trouble codes: 94 (tab sensor), 44 (tad sensor).
2000 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L srs light on VIN: 6MMAP67P6Y
i recieved three replies to my e-mail yes the computer had antifreeze on it from the bad heater core, i checked the harness, connectors and wiring to the computer all was normal and not pinched or damaged. i still could not communicate with the computer as one...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D11
Thanks to all who helped i checked the ecm for corrosion it was like new did not want to gamble on faulty ecm expensive.The place i got the MAF sensor is having problems with them so i Sent it back for a new one to try.Hope it works recall was done on ecm .Dea...
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