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1990 Acura Integra LS 1.8L drive axle seal VIN: JH4DA9453L
car came in with transmission fluid leak,and excessive vibration on the right side of vehicle.found lots of play (vertical ,up & down ) play at right drive axle ,also loosing lots of transmission fluid.axle seal seems to be fine.if i replace drive axle & keeps...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFB33531
After doing the valve cover gaskets, we have no injector operation on all the cylinders on the left bank, as the codes show. We retraced our steps looking for damaged or disconnected wires or grounds and find nothing, unless there is a wiring problem in one of... Trouble codes: 140 (map cooling), 153 (injector circuit open 8 p0208), 151 (injector circuit high/low 5), 156 (injector circuit open 7), 154 (injector circuit open 6), 51 (also 5354 and 56 all misfire codes for left bank)
1985 Cadillac DeVille 4.1L Surge, MIL Lamp on, Communications VIN: 1G6CD4787F
All Caddy techs, This is a curious problem. Vehicle will run, and start well, good accel., cruise, etc. The Service Now light is on, and another telltale, "Service Electrical System" is also on constantly. Have not been able to find any info on this telltale, ... Trouble codes: F32 (BCM/PCM Communication circuit problem)
2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8L training sensors VIN: 2C46P54LO5
one of the tire techs broke a tire preasure monitoring sensor off when changing the tires. retraining acorrding to mitcheel is to leave this van sit for 20 minutes, then drive it for ten minutes at speeds over 15 miles per hour. I checked the other sensor and ...
2004 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 183ES56CX4
Nice little car here with a knack for becoming a real headache. When car first came in it had a rough run condition with MIL on. Code was for an intermittent no signal from the cam sensor. I replaced the sensor and the new connector that came with it. All was ...
1997 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP54N5V
customer's complaint and was verified...engine just died usually at stop signs. (like key turned off)sometimes restarts immediately, sometimes with key cycle from off to run a few times would restart and run find. we read about the tps needing the pins soldere... Trouble codes: P1121 (pr sensor inconsistent w/ maf), P0308 (cyl 8 misfire), P0325 (knock sensr ckt fault), P1100 (maf sensr intermittent)
1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L transmission VIN: 1HGEJ8248V
customer drove vehicle into shop and complained of no power and check engine light on. scanned for codes and found codes p0700--- transmission malfunction and code p0715--- main shaft speed sensor faults. replaced trans. and vss. all was well for two months. c...
2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on, LOSS OF INJECTOR SIG VIN: 1HGEJ8147Y
this vehicle was towed in with no fuel injector signal. the vehicle has plenty of fuel pressure and good spark. the vehicle runs at times and not at other times after sitting. the main relay is new and the computer appears to be operating properly. the engine ... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel metering too lean)
1900 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 2.8L engine VIN: 113.044-12
I have been researching this VIN; I was told the car was a 1969 model, My research shows it to be a 1970. I am also unable to determine when this car was manufactured, nor have I been able to deduce whether I am dealing with a grey market Benz or not. I do hav...
1998 Oldsmobile Regency 3.8L overheating VIN: K2W4859923
I need some help i have this 98 olds regancy with overheating problems with the ac on the the high side pressure on ac its reading 240psi when starter and after 2 o 3 hrs going up to 320psi and engine temp going to 245 degrees if ac its turn off temp start goi...
2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS 3.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GHDX03E0Y
need help. tech's, mt's and l1's lol.i have a 2000 old's silhouette 3.4l that check engine is lite. code is po305 misfire on #5 cylinder. cuss had new plug's wires and o/2 sensors replaced. still missing and same code (po305).i checked #5 plug wire for spark w... Trouble codes: P0305 (5 misfire)
1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6859T
Hi all Subaru Techs, First time car came in we checked the electrical and had vacuum at the EGR but was not opening,Replaced EGR and Cleaned all passages Head and Tube,cleared code and car was back in two weeks,Rechecked system was working OK,Checked for TSB N... Trouble codes: P0400 (EGR Flow insufficient)
1997 Toyota Carrib 1.6L srs VIN: E-AE114GCW
Turn on the ignition and the SRS MIL light fails to light. We have removed the dash and tested the MIL circuit - tested OK. We have connected the scanner but cannot get any faults. We have not been able to check the rest of the circuits as at present we cannot...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, POOR OFF IDLE VIN: 3VWRC29M5X
Ok VW Techs I could really use your help on this one! It is really throwing me for a loop. After working on Audis the last 15 years i have been working on VWs the last 4 months. I am amazed how different they can be. Anyway, when you start the car it idles fin... Trouble codes: P0300 (random miss), P0301 (miss cyl 1), P0302 (miss cyl 2), P0303 (miss cly 3)
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAA23B1Y
This is a re post for a car that I thought was fixed. We had erroneously reported previously that the new air pump we installed was the culprit, but after doing some investigative research, we found that the pump issue was designed to do what it was doing---th... Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary air injection incorrect flow)

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L blower motor VIN: WBABK8335X
thanks to everyone that replyed it was the final stage. i replaced it and havent had a problem yet
2003 BMW 318i 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAY72080
Hello Fellow Members, The customer decided to take the vehicle back and bring it at a later point in time. We got quite a few replies most of which are listed below: First of all, since it is not a US model it was kind of difficult to get hold of comprehens... Trouble codes: B1214 (Variable valve gear monitoring).
2004 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L tpms VIN: 3G5DB03EX4
Hi Girls and Guys. This was a girls car next door to my building. I think her dad had a tire over inflated that was previously under inflated. I did however learn a lot about this system. Thanks a million.
1993 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 2GCGK29K8P
First I'd like to thank those of you who replied to my request. I followed through checking and double checking fuel pressure, egr, pcv system, and evap. Even did compression check. After all possibilities were exhausted including wiring and pcm, my boss sugge...
1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L no reverse
replaced trans. problem solved, thanks for the replies...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L fuel injection VIN: 1GMC245J87
Thanks to all who responded to our request. It appears from the responses the issue is the fuel injectors. We replaced one (1) but the problem persisted. The customer is going to "live with it" for the future. We have invited this customer to our shop for t...
1985 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMDV15H5G
OK guys thank you very much for your help. i'll run down the findings--- the first thing we found was poor grounding of the system. the engine had been rebuilt and grounds from the cylinder head were left off. the next thing we found is an after market accel ...
1994 Ford Aerostar Eddie Bauer 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMDA31XXR
Thanks Scott and Lee, injectors was the issue. I pulled the fuel rail out and sent it out to be cleaned. Re-installed, now van will not miss! Thanks guys.
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L speedometer VIN: 1HGCD5653R
Thank you so much for the help you all were invaulable to this repair. This customer's been agrivated by the no speedo for sevral years. I was kind of shocked that I personaly had not heard of the major speedo head problems. You learn every day I guess. thanks...
2000 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4FA4R16V8Y
We cleaned the mafs and checked the intake but were unable to have the vehicle while it was cold. The codes were cleared and we will see if the customer returns. Thanks everybody for the help. Trouble codes: P0171 (System Lean Bank 1), P0174 (SYstem Lean Bank 2).
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA90D1L
I recived replies reguarding the o2 sensor,IE: install extra ground. Ground tested ok but tried this, no change. Overload protection relay, also tests ok. I also got some different test charts, but nothing helpfull for this problem. I belive the problem lies ... Trouble codes: 5 (O2 sensor), 12 (EZL pressure values), 17 (O2 shorted to B or ground), 18 (Idle speed air valve).
1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue 3.8L ac controls VIN: 1G3WH52K9W
ok thanks to everyone who replied, the fix was the control head.
1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Hesitation VIN: JT3HN87RXX
Thanks for the help all! This truck had 2 problems. The first o2 sensor I installed was the wrong one. There are 2 different ones for this engine. It still had a bad hesitation. I removed the Mass Air Flow Sensor from it's housing and cleaned the wires inside... Trouble codes: P0125, P1135 (B1S1 Heater Circuit).
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