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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L abs / parking brake VIN: WBAGL63422
We replaced the rear pads, rotors and rear brake sensor, flushed the brake fluid system and test drove the bmw. Upon test drive found the ABS light, Parking brake light and "parking brake malf." message in the DIC. Followed the reset procedures found on a prev...
1998 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Power Loss VIN: 1G4CW52K4W
OK guys and gals...I think I have just about every piece of data I can pull from the PCM for this one. I have an MS Excel spreadsheet with a log of my driving...and I think I even caught the engine acting up on it. If anyone has MS Excel, and would like to hel...
1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L clutch VIN: 1C771VSTYI
Ok guys i need your help i just picked up a 1989 chevrolet pickup with a "bad clutch" now upon removing transmission i seen that there was no spring behind throw out bearing isn't there suposed to be??? well original problem pedal was rock hard so i did look i...
1991 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 161YY3386M
hi chevy techs we have a 1991 corvette in the shop car stall most of the time in drive,and engine will surge at times in idle.check for codes none found.check engine vac. 19/20 at idle,check charging system ok.found worn throttle flaps the shaft for the flaps ...
1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L engine VIN: 2G1WX12X6S
after vehicle is run and warm when driving it spits and sputters and will shut down. has to sit for 20 minutes or so before same cycle accurs. only code that comes up is cam positions ssens. this is 3rd sens same problem. other shop replaced crank sens nd used...
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Run Stand
I need to make several engines run on a stand independent of the vehicle. I know this is out of the scope of the tech mail. Knowing this, being a member of IATN for more years than hairs on my head, and understanding the posting requirements, I need to figure ...
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 5.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3D3KU28C53
Dear Dodge Guru's, I have one that is out there aways. I have been working with diesels for almost 20 years, Customer had us tow to shop. Owner was driving to job a few miles from his place. Started bucking,rpm starting climbing, he turned off key, engine did...
1997 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L heater core VIN: 1FALP45X6V
I have to change a heater core on this vehicle and my Repair Info Data is very sparce. I have changed a lot on foreign cars, but this is my first Mustang. Car is like-new and I don't want to damage it. Does anyone know any pitfalls?? Anyone have a step-by-step...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMCU03181
this escape will start fine but start to idle low after about a minute or two , then straiten it self out. it is mostly cold but can happen just sitting for a couple of hours according to customer. i replaced a leaky pcv hose and a dpfe sensor wich was reading...
1994 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L NO 3RD gear VIN: 1GKCT18WXR
The transmission worked great the first week after the rebuild but now there is no third gear , overdrive dose work if you trick it into gear and first, second and reverse are great. the fluid looks clean and dont smell burnt. no codes are present.
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L No Start VIN: JHMCG5545X
Customer states that vehicle will start on third key cycle but not always. When started for the first time then OK for the remander of the day. He drove to shop and next day vehicle would not start. I checked for spark and found that it was weak and intermitta...
2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L No Start VIN: 5J6YH28513
HELLO GROUP honda came in on a hook...starts for a second,then dies..checked for codes,,none found.could keep it running with starting fluid,so checked fuel pressure was at 38 psi..book sez 48 to 55..replaced fuel pump and plugs..same symptom,still wouldnt st... Trouble codes: P0339
1987 Jeep Wrangler Laredo 4.2L NO 1st, 3rd or 5th gear VIN: 2BCCL8149H
Hey guys, thanks again for your time to read this. This truck was shifting fine. It had the typical leaking slave/ bearing assy. I pulled it, replaced the clutch kit and machined the flywheel. Upon installation, I lost it off the jack and it bounced off my sho...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1J4GW48SX2
cleared codes, ran it, drove it cold & hot, 40 miles all together, only got occasional misfires on 3, 4, & 5. leak down & compression test good, checked & replaced plugs, drove again, still occasional misfires, mostly on cyl 3. swapped plugs #1 with #3, inject... Trouble codes: P0303 (Misfire cylinder 3)
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JN1CA21D3S
had original misfire in cyl. #5 changed coil due to arking thru insulator. changed injector due to no fuel. now #5 was fine but cyl. #1 had a misfire with strong spark. replaced #1 injector as well. now misfire is back to cyl. #5. any help is greatly appreciat... Trouble codes: P1320
1988 Pontiac Bonneville SSE 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G2HY54C2J
car came in on the hook no start cust diagnosed as a bad fuel pump, checked fuel pressure 25-30 psi no drop after 15 min. i think specs are 60-90 psi but not sure. added fuel via throttle body still no start. checked for spark none. checked inj pulse has pulse...
1991 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L kick back on start u VIN: JT3AC21S1M
Help! Van came to us with a bad starter. We replace starter and returned van to customer. He called me and said van still acting up. What happens is on startup, it kicks back like its trying to cross fire. Kicks back and then starts. Runs fine, good power, thi...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L sunroof VIN: 3VWCP21C22
sunroof does not work at all. switch has many function, but none work. motor has power & ground. i have no wiring or test info to test sunroof,& local dealer is not giving any info. tried motor with no results. probed wire with test light & supplied ground, ma...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1995 BMW 530i 3.0L radio VIN: WBAHE132XS
Thanks to all that replied. After getting the code for the radio, it took a week of trying at random for the radio to accept the code. Thanks, Greg
1998 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance 4.6L steering stability VIN: 1G6KE54Y4W
Most of the replys said to replace the steering wheel sensor. I cleared the codes and the vehicle has not returned in 2 weeks. I told the customer to get a pattern if it starts returning. thanks to all who replied. but i have not yet fixed this vehicle until s...
1996 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Unknown VIN: 1GCGK29F0T
Well this took abit longer than expected to look at again, things picked up and customer was in no hurry...nice to have those... seeing this truck is a country truck, decided to look at the harnesses, about an hour into it i found the culprut, mouse had had l...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14W42
Thanks to all who replied. many of you were wright. The dis was out of timing about 40 deg. finly found procedure to realign timing. The problem was the crankshaft timing mark, i let this one while before i figured out i was setting the timing to the first mar... Trouble codes: P1345.
2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GBHG31R92
traced the wiring harness back to the ground by the alternator some how frayed itself causing only five volts to the connector repaired wire and replaced the pump vehicle runs good thanks to all that replied
1984 Dodge D150 5.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B7GD14T3E
There was a section of rubber line connecting to a metal line from the tank so i shortened it and reinstalled the metal line and blew in the line. Now the vehicle runs great. Thanks for the help guys
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 2FTHF36F6S
seems that you gusy were the idm was full of water just waiting on approval from my customer to get the part thanks all
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L left F speed sensor VIN: IFTNX21S4Y
Every body was right.All I had to do was to find the 4 nuts back of the spindle and it slid right off. Replaced with an OEM part and all is well. My first one seems to be a common failure. Hardest part of the job was removing the studs from the old hub and ins...
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDAFS6P64
Hi Gents, Firstly, thank you to all that took the time to reply to my help request, especially Brian from Pennsylvania and Charles from Nebraska, they had the idea of the EGR problem. Well it is fixed, at lease for now. I took the EGR again and cleaned it and ... Trouble codes: P0470 (Exhaust press snsr circuit fault), P0263 (Cyl. 1 contribution/balance fault), P1408 (EGR flow out of range.).
2005 Ford Econoline E350 Super Duty 6.0L cooling contamination
Well replaced engine oil cooler and appears problem solved.however i must say this has been one of the most difficult and aggrevating repairs i have done in awhile what was FORD thinking??? 6.0lL diesel in a van not much consideration given to repairs IMHO. T...
2000 Saturn LS2 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 1G8JW52R8Y
Thanks a lot for all the replies. We did try another scanner but with very little difference in readings. The hesitation went away after doing a throttle body and intake cleaning. Since the car ran well we returned it to the customer with a request to come bac... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR Flow Insufficient), P1118 (Not known), P1829 (Not known), P2914 (Not known), P1530 (Throttle control system amplifier adjustment).
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