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2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L Starting VIN: WEBAG35641
Good morning techs this customer went to the movies when he went to get in and drive his car it did not start the car was towed to our shop we tested the system with a bosch kts 550 it says no can comunication , the temp gauge reads hot and i disconected the s...
1987 Chevrolet R30 Custom Deluxe 7.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GCGR34N9H
hello men and women, here is the problem. this is my own personal truck it was a special order truck in 87 for pulling. it has 454 tbi with the 4 speed man trans with granny gear. along with 4:56 rear end. this truck has run good all until i retired it 5 years...
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Unknown VIN: 3B7KF236X2
Used the chasis ears and drove the noise is the loudest when clamped on the mount directly, but like I said the noise sounds just like a sloppy chain not meshing correctly with the gears, so I pulled the t-case and found the chain loose and worn gears so both ...
2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L Forward VIN: 2FMZA5043Y
Vehicle has reverse, but no forward, however in D2, the transmission does try to pull forward, but does not fully engage, transmission was working fine until concern ocurred. I was wondering if someone could point to what the actual cause may be, before I remo...
1989 GMC S15 Jimmy 4.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GKCT1826K
ok, this thing has got me over a barrel. it runs rough when cold then smoothes out when fully warm (not when it goes into close loop),around will still have a slight hesitation at tip in,but, runs fine after warmed up.i can't see the smoking gun on my ...
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Lighting VIN: KMHDN45D92
I have this car here that came in for blowing headlamps, the cust had replaced the pair and those blew out immediatly. I got the car and the engine lamp was on for a system voltage too high. Found running voltage to be at 18.35 volts and climbing before I shut...
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L engine VIN: 1G2NE52T5V
Hello everyone, need help with this one! 97-grand am came in after overheat, Diagnosed headgasket. after teardown, found head was warped. Had head machined, lapped valves, and re-assembled with new timing components. After start-up, the engine vibrates badly (...
1990 Volkswagen Golf GTI 8-Valve 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWDK21G4L
Need some help on this one...This VW has no injector pulse while cranking until you release the key, then it will flash my noid light for a second. If I spay fuel into the air boot while cranking it will start and stay running. Once the engine has been shut of...

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1997 BMW 740i 4.4L lack of power VIN: WBAGF41030
thanks for rebly ,I reblaced Maf and thermostat and now no more DTC. for communication problem it caused by cluster but customer refused to change thanks for all
2002 BMW 330i 3.0L a/c VIN: WBAEV53422
Thanks,to all that replied. I unplugged the fan for the E-box and the short went away (Gerald suggested) I ordered the fan but the client has not come by to finish the job yet. Thanks,Warren
1990 Buick Skylark 3.3L Cooling Fan/Engine VIN: 1GYNM1YN0L
First, I'd like to thank everyone for their replies and help. I have replaced the ECM and so far the problem has not repeated it self. I'm hoping I've seen the last of this problem. Thanks Again Patrick
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3EJ56H8S
This no start was fixed by replacing the distributor. The coil is an integral part of the distributor on the 2.5 liters, and is not servicable by itself. When I returned to repair the vehicle I checked my basics again, before the repair, and found that the wea...
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L windshield wipers VIN: 1D4GP24R35
Thank you for all the replies.The switch checked out and was okay.The bcm check okay and when the problem happened the ground was good which the bcm controls.Darrell said there was a recall.Thanks there was one for this vehicle, but not for the that was happen...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L overdrive VIN: 1FMDU34X3S
Thanks for the replies. I haven't fixed the problem yet because the owner seems to be happy driving it without the overdrive and I haven't had access to it long enough to fix the problem. The concensus of the replies is that it is an electric problem, I suspec...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L looses KAM VIN: 1FTEX14H3T
Replies to my post indicated that I should check the grounds, which I already had done. One reply indicated that he too had the same problem and replacing the PCM, fixing the problem. I replace the PCM and the problem has been solved-the monitors run and pass,...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FD5W34F72
HI ..thanks traced it to the gpcm with the test procedure supplied ..alldata had mixed the FED with the CA models in their test procedures ..thus confusing the hell out of me.. below are the replies that i got which worked out perfect the other repairs fo... Trouble codes: P0683, P0670, P1211.
1993 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L Alignment VIN: JHMBB22500
got 4 replies about his one. I think the previous repairer's work had upset the system. I was thinking it might need some sort of reset but had also been told that the system's ecu also has problem with broken solders. I chose to remove the ecu based ona hunch...
1979 Mercedes-Benz 300CD 3.0L heating VIN: 1231501200
most replies were very helpfull and bill & richard were right on it , after checking the system desided to replace amp &servo , got it from brinson and so far so good thanks againe for all replies
1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L monitors VIN: WBD6A51E9T
Of the replies I got on this one I tried doing many drive cycles. I drove with the scanner on / off the car with no good results. I locked the cruise to make sure the speeds were right. The used car dealer has taken the car to the state mechanic at the inspect...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L readiness monitor VIN: JN1CA21D1T
Thanks to all that replied, but we could not get the monitors reset. We recieved lots of good info. The computer had a constant power feed keeping the memory alive. even though the O2 sensors looked Ok we replaced all three. I followed the drive cycle to the l...
1989 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L hydrulic shock rear VIN: SCAZNO2A8K
i got good help from members, checked shock and after removed boot seems all fluid leaked out from center of shock ,check with the dealer, because mine has 90 degree elbothey said i most replace both shocks and cost close to two thousend $ and another place ou...
1991 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWRK21GOM
Hi guys,sorry for the delay.The mechanic replaced both the coil & the module as a one unit & replaced the wires.Car started right away.These wires have resistor,even the wires plug,the distributor rotor too.I checked the information in Alldata.The old coil wir...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA81H1V
Thanks for the 6 replies, I performed a tune up, cleared codes, and drove it to run the monitors, to get through emissions. None of the codes came back. The speedometer was reading the same as the scanner, when I was trying to diagnose the P0722 (No Output Spe... Trouble codes: P0722 (No Output Speed Sensor Signal), P0304 (4 Cyl. Misfire Detected).
2003 Volvo XC90 2.5L Final Drive/Transmission VIN: YV1CM59H43
Thanks to all you guys. I replaced all 4 tires. I explained the situation to the customer, he understood completely. This was the first time for me to service this car. He had been getting the car serviced at the local dealer. He was fed up with the lack of se...
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