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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6332B
Just got this one in and has a check engine on. pulled the codes and all are emission related and idle speed control. Not sure where to start on this one. Could it be idle control valve. it idles actually ok, not that bad but what should i do and where to look... Trouble codes: P1421 (manufacturer controled auxiliary emissions controles), P1423 (manufacturer controled auxiliary emissions controles), P1522
1991 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L Injectors VIN: 2G1WN14T6M
Vehicle was towed in no start. Had spark, no injector pulse. Replaced ignition module under coil pack. Car almost started, but did not. Replaced ECM , car ran fine for about 5 min, then started to break down, loose power, until it finally died with same condit...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 8.0L tcc lockup VIN: 3B7KF23W2X
Thank you in advance for any help or assistance. Please read very carefully and apply. A recent problem with this vehicle is that most of the time it will have a tcc that engages then disengages, not with a syncopated rythm, but quite often. On a snapshot the ...
1994 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L engine/cooling VIN: 1FDEE14H9R
Customer came in with this vehicle, new jasper engine 12/06. originally was overheating when ac on. flushed and changed thermostat and was ok for 2-3 days then started overheating again. Customer came back and at his point changed rad/pump/thermostat and fluid...
1995 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A3AJ6G9SE
Old GM mechanic needs HELP, I have this mitsubishi that has NO SPARK and I know nothing about this system, I would really appricate someone send me information about how to check out the ignition system to find the bad part, such as how to trigger the distribu...
1999 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L ac adjuster VIN: JN8AR05Y3X
squeel form front of engine.noise gone when ac belt removed.listened with stethoscope coming from ac belt adjuster.replaced adjuster noise still pronounced from adjuster.any help would be appreciated.
2004 Subaru Impreza TS 2.5L Ping/rattle on Accel VIN: JFIGG65534
Have the '04 Subaru that rattles lightly under accel, or load. Looked for an egr, and found none. O2 count looks good. No faults. Good milage, no excess oil consumption. Plugs look good.
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWRA81H0T
after running for about 10 to 15 minutes thwe car shuts off just like you turned off the key. it won't restart for about 15 minutes. then its fine for about 15 minutes more. i work on these cars all the time and this one has me stumpped. thanks for any and all...

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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L abs light VIN: 1G1JC1243W
I didn't realize the abs grounds under the main ground near the battery tray. I believe these poor grounds were shutting down the network and causing the no code light. The customer hasn't called or returned but did come in with a different car and had no comp...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L instrument cluster VIN: 1FTRX17W5X
Thanks for the help from Dennis [...], and Steve from South Carolina. Everyone was on the same page with this one. I had to do a parameter reset in the HEC using the service card with the NGS to gain security access. ...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L no engage in any gear. VIN: 1FMZU73K83
2001 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L shifts past 2nd gear VIN: KWHJG25F21
ok guys thanks for all the help this site is great assett to todays technicians but the problem with this car was an oversite on my part as i finished up the trans r and r i was in kind of a hurry and forgot to tighten the shift cable hold down bolts thre for ...
1992 Isuzu Pickup S 2.3L Charging and A/C VIN: 4S1CL11L8N
Only had three replies to my cry for help on this one. And as usual they came through for me. Jerry [...] got it right on the money. Seems that the rebuilt Alternators have a problem that requiers high RPM to start output then everything works as it sho...
2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L power steering VIN: JT88F28GXY
This problem was completely intermittent. I had the car for a week and could not make it happen. The customer took it back and I dont think it has happened anymore. Sorry I can`t be more helpfull. thanks to all for the advise. Jim
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AC44G43
The main problem was the boot between the coil and the spark plug on cylinder #2. The customer replaced the boot and the car has not misfired for 3 days. Thanks for all the helpful replies. Trouble codes: P0302.
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L not compressor engaugement VIN: 1G2WR52152
Thanks for all your help, 3 of you were spot on with the fix. The air intake temp sensor was "customizied" by the car owner and the pcm would allow compressor opertaions. The owner has a upgraded performance pcm in the car and a performance air intake sensor w...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Starting VIN: WVWMA23B6Y
Thanks to all who tried to help. I didnt get to finish repair on this vehicle. When the owner was unable to unlock gas door it then went to the LI VW dealer for repair. I advised her to have them check the comfort center wiring etc, but figuring she was at ...
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