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1995 BMW 318i 1.8L power windows VIN: WBABK5326S
Hello all first i want to say thanks in advanced this is a very helpfull place. I need some info from you bmw techs. I have a issue with the power windows when it first came to me the l/f & r/f window would only go up like an inch and would aslo go back down w...
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN5333X
All BMW techs, please help !!! I have this BMW here that is driving me nuts. Bought car from customer after timing chain skipped and bent all 32 valves. Replaced bank 2(drivers side) cylinder head with low mileage head from salvage yard, which a valve job was ... Trouble codes: 34 (Vanos inlet camshaft control bank 2), P0021 (A Camshaft Position - Timing Over-Advanced or System Performance Bank 2)
1989 Chevrolet Camaro RS 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, no timing advance VIN: 1G1FP31E7K
I have a strange on here this car runs great at high RPM's, but it takes a while to get there. there is no timing advance happening in the system. has a decent ruise and high rpm with the timing at 24 degrees but very slow to gain rpms. i have checked the 4x r...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GNDT13WXX
hi there this started out to be minor and got worse noticed poor gas mileage and did tune up with no change in mileage often hesitates and stumbles had i 1 mil pop up for system lean bank 1 but it smells rich and just this week i smelled rotten egg and a rattl... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel trim system lean bank 1)
2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L Suspension VIN: 2C8GF68454
This vehicle have a creeking noise when coming to a stop, we have already disconnected the stablizer bar links and its' still there, we checked front suspension to make sure it's tight and it's. We even replaced the front strut mounts and lube all parts rubber...
2002 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1B4GP25RX2
Hello IATN Members, I have this 02 Caravan with it's ABS, brake warning lamp and airbag MIL on. This van does not have ABS brakes however. No codes available for ABS and airbag. My OTC scan tool will not comuncate with the airbag module( under the center of da...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAFP53U6X
i have only had this car for about 3 weeks the person i got it from said he put in a used engine with 41,500 miles just before engine transmission was replaced with a jasper rebuild(about 3,000 miles) checked for codes and nothing is checking bad . problem is ...
1999 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L ABS Light is On VIN: 1FMNU44P14
Scanned the system and the only information I get is "NO DTC available" plus simbols and non related codes. My scanner and program is a NEXIQ plus. Checked all fuses and connectios at the RABS with the same results. This is a clean vehicle with an excellent ...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU03101
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L a/c VIN: 1FMYU04111
This vehicle has cold a/c at idle (45 degrees). If you raise rpm to 2000 (rpm at 60 mph), it will blow 40 degrees. However, when you drive it, it blows 60 degrees. Customer states this is ever since crash repair. Everything looks in place, nothing damaged. Con...
1995 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GKDT13W0S
This vehicle is my daughter's. The vehicle will exhibit a miss or jerk while driving down the road. This only happens when the motor warms to operating temperature. It will miss several times and if you let off the accelerator, it will completely die. You can ...
2004 GMC W3500 Forward W3S042 4.8L Compressor VIN: J8DB4B1464
This was brought in as an add on to an insurance claim that was taken care of at a body shop but they don't do ac. Customer say AC worked fine until Vehicle damaged. It came in with no refrigerant. I did an evac and vacuum test and it passed vac test. Next I p...
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DM58W6Y
came in for stalling and check engine light on p0300 miss fire code compresson test taken fuel pressure to specks check for vaccum leaks Trouble codes: P1120 (map sensor code)
1987 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L blowers VIN: SAJAV1345H
blowers stopped operating completely. They just shut off. checked all system fuses and all are good. blowers will not work on any mode, either ac,heat to defrost. You can hear servo operating. There is current at compressor clutch.
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L starter VIN: SAJHD1049X
Hi gang i would appreciate any input on this jag. usually after it sits overnight or for any extended period of time the starter willnot engage or do anything when the key is turned to the crank position. i had it act upthi morning and i found that i have no p...
1988 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: IJCML7825J
Hello everyone I have this jeep that keeps coming back.At first it idle high all the time.I scanned with solus it said iac valve bad,now it is back here with a problem of,when first started when cold idles high for a few seconds then comes down to normal idle ...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L gov. or speed sensors VIN: 1J2C254TX3
chrysler trans wizzard needed.. intermitting late and hard up-shift, hard ingagement reverse or drive, no codes, suspect speed sensor or gov. fixed many 42re with solinoid and preasure sensor, this trans 45rhf uses solinoid pack, more expensive harder to chang...
1992 Mazda B2600 LE-5 2.6L spark-injectorpulse VIN: JM2UF3140N
Boy I have a good one here every thing has been either cut or probed with a test lite came from a shop I was told but I think it was a back yard job but any way they replaced the pcm coil dist.adv.reman fuel pump & relay no spark no injector pulse checked all ...
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11D12
Hello All, This one comes in on wrecker a "cranks but, no start" from another shop. Afrer eraseing a slew of codes using MODIS, will crank and not send a spark or injector pulse, no dash tach sig. either, scanner does detect RPM while cranking though. After un...
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L clutch disk VIN: 1NXBR12E81
We have owned this car for about 18 months and 16,000 miles. Teenaged son has been driving it for last few months. Tonight he calls me and says that tachometer climbs on acceleration, but speedo doesn't climb. Oh and it smells funny. I am in Kentucky, car is ...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L power windows VIN: 3VWSF29M1X
Hello everyone.I have a this jetta and the power windows,interior lights, and the electronic trunk release don't work and I think they may all be related,not 100% sure. But the electric fuel door works.All fuses and relays are good.I am stumped because there i...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L odometer VIN: YV1LS5533W
i have a 1998 volvo s70 that the odometer is blank. also the service reminder light is on and will not reset. has anyone ever come accross this problem? thanks in advance. ed.

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1980 Cadillac Seville 6.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 6S699AE705
Hi Colleague's, Thanks for all your help, it's hard to get the right info for such old American cars in Europe, unless it's a Chevy. The car seemed to have an ECM, so maybe it is a 1981 car after all, I pulled the green connector, grounded it and adjusted the ...
1999 Cadillac Catera 3.0L gas tank slow fill VIN: W06VR52R0X
Thanks to all for your help. The only parts that are outside the tank are the vent valve and filter, which are both ok. Filler neck is not removeable. I told the customer that it needs a tank and they declined the repair. Big $$$. If I fix it some other time, ...
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck ST 5.7L transmission VIN: 3D7KA28D54
Thanks for all who helped Jay had it nailed the trans was serviced recently so I pulled the pan and found that the seal that goes around the trans filter had popped out.It looked like it was in the hole but when I tugged on the filter it popped out.So when the...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTSW30F9X
This truck is as good as new, we pulled valve covers off, no burnt wires replaced the two injectors, ford remain it ran rough on start up then it started getting better but no %100 we did cylinder contribution test now we have a different cylinder with light m...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L transmission VIN: 2FMZA5148Y
Hi Everybody and thanks for taking the time to respond. I would also like to apologize for not explaining the situation very well. The van was towed in to the shop with no movememt in any gear. I checked the fluid and it was fine as far as color, smell, and pr...
2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4L abs VIN: 1HGCM56425
Sorry t took so long to post this . I left for vacation and just forgot. We could find nothing at all wrong and did get info that said the light will turn off if there are no current faults. Finally we took the bearing out of the knuckle and found the body sho...
2000 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG41GPY
First of all I'd like to Thank to all members that send me an exccellent information ([...])and help me to fix it and today the... Trouble codes: P1128 (Fuel Trim Lean under Load).
2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FA49S41
Thanks to all for your help. We changed the ignition switch and also think we found a problem with the cam sensor phasing. We had replaced it and thought we had it timed correctly, but possibly not. After further checking, we had to turn it quite a bit further... Trouble codes: P0300, P0353, P0351, P0391, P0352.
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Right defrost VIN: RF64J71F03
Thanks for the (three) replies. Complete dash removal is required & there really aren't any short cuts. Alldata has all the info. Remove steer. wheel, inst. cluster, center air register, glove box, dash (foot well) under covers, console (floor & center dash se...
2000 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2XN11T1Y
It is a fix! Thanks to all the replies to my request; all of you who suggested about a broken wire inside the harness were right. About six inches from the connector, the ground wire was partially broken. That's why when i was doing the tests everything was fi... Trouble codes: P0138, P0139.
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Unknown VIN: 1G2WR5211Y
The fix was replacing the control unit. For whatever reason the old unit was not letting the blend doors shut all the way. The replies were very helpful. After the repair, added an extra .25lbs to get [...] out center vents. However, the outside temp still...
2005 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BL67675
The fix is in on this Subie. Suggestions from members included jumped timing,(some have seen timing belts jump from parking on a hill without parking braske),fuel pressure and injector problems. I pulled the outer timing covers,marks looked ok. Fuel pressure w... Trouble codes: P0302 (misfire 2 cyl), P0304 (misfire 4 cyl).
1995 Toyota Corolla 1.6L timing belt VIN: 1NXAE048XS
thanks to all that responded. I had checked many of the items that were mentioned. i also thought it was something locking up. checked cam and waterpump, pulleys,etc. found nothing. some suggested worn pulleys or tensioner. only thing left to do. I replaced bo...
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