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1991 BMW 325i 2.5L oil pan replacement VIN: WBABB1319N
Hello, I am a mobile mechanic and am doing an oil pan replacement for an e30 BMW 325i. 1991 convertible I can't clear the oil pan because of the various obtructions like the pick up, the sub frame, rack. I like to hear from someone who has done alot of these ...
1999 Cadillac Escalade 5.7L Stall VIN: 1GYEK13RXX
Got one for you GM tech's.I have a 1999 Cadillac Escalade that will intermittently just shut down and start right back up.The customer states that the car will have to sit for a couple of minutes sometimes before it will start back up.It usually has to run for... Trouble codes: 1345 (crank/cam correlation)
1986 Chevrolet El Camino Conquista 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3GCCW80H8G
this vehicle is a very clean 86 el camino, 5.0l. the customer states that the engine has 30k miles on it since rebuild. the engine idle is quite rough. any rpm above idle and while driving it runs fine. it is running very lean, but richening the carb doesn't h...
2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L No Start VIN: 1GTCS144XY
Hi I Replaced A Computer on this car and now I have a no start with no injector pulse. The vender has flashed the computer and claim there is no problem with it but it will start and run on the old computer. I am getting a code P1336a with the new computer but... Trouble codes: 1336A
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Z71 5.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNFK16ZX4
this vehicle had a no start problem in march. we tracked it to a fuel pump and replaced the same. now it has a intermittant no start and the code is constant. i can not find if the code will cause the no start or not. i would not think but not sure. i can not ... Trouble codes: P179
1991 Chrysler LeBaron 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 3C3XA5637M
Hello Chrysler trans. techs. This LeBaron is beating me up. In limp-in mode no shift, tried scanning transmission data with my old snap-on brick w/trans. troubleshooter, no commuication. Have checked diagnostic connector for proper bias voltage, both at 2.5VDC...
1996 Eagle Talon 2.0L converter VIN: 4E3AK24Y2T
Vehicle dies when put into gear. Scan data and scope traces shows the 2-4 pressure switch state going low when the OD solenoid is allowed to apply at vehicle start up during the TCM diagnostic OD solenoid flyback voltage test. If overedrive control solenoid h...
1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L blower fan,dash lamps,ABS lamp VIN: 1FMFU18LOV
Hello,I'm at my wits end with this vehicle.I've had it in the shop now for 3 days and can't seen to come up with a solid answer to my problem.The vehicle first came in because the air bag lamp was on.Not a big deal,or so I thought at the time.The air bag lamp ...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FMRU17L3X
i have this suv with a heat problem in side the suv.when the suv heat up,the heater will work some but,when you drive the suv the heat will start blowing cool air.i check for a air in the system,no air in the system. the motor heating up to 202 degree no highe...
1999 Ford cougar 2.5L Unknown VIN: IZWFT6IL8X
1999 cougar 2.5 dohc after hard acceleration there is a loud buzzing noise under hood at idle,you can feel in in air filter housing and near throttle body.Will buzz for minutes until you snap the throttle open again
2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FDRE14L3Y
hello fellow techs, changed spark plugs, checked coils, good, checked for vac. leaks no problem there. checked compression its very good. truck misfires at idle(sometimes goes away then comes back), at 30-35mph, 58-65 mph, misfires like crazy...above 65mph is ...
2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2HGEJ6610Y
HELP!! This car runs well a lot of the time but has a severe intermittent problem with stalling and dying in the worst situations. There are no codes stored at any time. When the problem occurs our Solus loses communication with the car and has to go throu...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ58S7T
Hello, I have this Jeep Grand Cherokee that will not start. We checked for spark and there was none. We decided to hook a scanner up to the vehicle to see if we got a RPM signal as these vehicles are known for bad crank sensors. However, when we try to do this...
1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Ignition VIN: 2PGP44R3TR
Hi frends, This is a van of my own. It was working just fine til I decided to us it to check a computer from another van. I had done it a couple times beafore with no problems. But now after resinstall it back, it just start and stall as when the alarm sitem ...
1986 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: JT3FJ60G6G
This thing has me stumped. It will not idle, off idle runs great. I found no vacuum leaks when holding throttle at 1000 rpms, EGR valve is disconnected, fuel cut solenoid is working properly, manual choke is working properly. Took carb apart and it has a new n...
2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 2T1BR12E2Y
Greetings, This Corolla presented with a complaint of erratic idle and stalling. Upon inspection, P0171 (B1 Lean) code was read. This code is fairly common on this model and as such, a MAF was replaced due to known contamination and failure issues. Needless t... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 Too Lean)
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L tcm VIN: 3VWRA81HXS
Hi VW guys,i have this Jetta III 2.0l with obd 2.cannot communicate with TCM.but ok with pcm.i checked all the voltages on the tcm,the first computer i found that the Tcm was bad because when i applied the brake pedal with the key off or on ,car not running th...
2000 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLX 2.8L camshaft/lifters VIN: WVWDE21J9Y
This car has a VR6 engine. It came in with a loud tapping noise from cam/lifter area. I removed valve cover and found a damaged lobe and collapsed lifter. I see in the service manual that I will need special tools to set the cam timing. Does anyone know if it ...
2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L Mechanical VIN: YV1RS58D41
hi group- This customer has only had this car a few months, so there's no real history. Basically it was performing fine until about a month ago when he said the transmission started slipping. He took it to the local Volvo dealer, and they wanted to sell him a...

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2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Dash,ABS,SRS,ATD, VIN: 1GNCX03E3Y
Thanx for all the input. I found a ground wire from the BCM to ground on the left side of the dash had 21 ohms resistance with the key on and 7 with the key off. The wire diagram shows this wire as going from the BCM up and across the top of the dash and groun...
1991 Dodge Dakota 5.2L Stall VIN: 1B7GL23Y5M
thanks to all that replied the problem was in the signal wire to the map&tps the voltage out of the sbec was 0.05volts replaced sbec runs like a top. thanks wes Trouble codes: 13 (MAP pneumatic signal No variation in MAP sensor signal is detected. or MAP pneumatic change No difference is recognized between the engine MAP reading and the stored barometric pressure reading.), 14 (MAP voltage too low MAP sensor input below minimum acceptable voltage. or MAP voltage too high MAP sensor input above maximum acceptable voltage.).
1993 Dodge Colt 1.5L No Start VIN: JB3CA11A2P
thanx for all the help guys !!! burned through rotor took care of the problem . burned through under center contact . sometimes its eazy to forget the basics
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Hesitation
thanks to all who responded. most of you all confirmed my suspicions that it was in fact the air flow meter. I never could get a successful drive cycle so i just changed the meter and called it good. customer happy, and after all, that is the meaning of it all...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L no start VIN: 1FTWF32F6X
Thanks for all the replies,special thanks to edgar,craig,javier&AJ.Removed the low pressure pump the gears had a lot of slop in them,replaced with new pump all is well.Oil pressure jumps right up on start up reservoir staying full. THANKS william!!! Trouble codes: P0605.
2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L tcc VIN: 1FTRE1424Y
Thanks to all who responded. After checking the wiring for opens or shorts decided to replace the TCC solenoid. Customer has reported back that there has been no problems.
2000 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L TCC lock up VIN: 1FMNU43S8Y
Thank you to everyone who replied. I had three reponses to this post, one said to check the temp of the engine and trans to see if that was affecting the TCC. One said to check the wiring to see if it burnt on the exhaust shorting it out. The temp was good an...
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L TCC lock up VIN: 1FMNU4358Y
Thank you all for your help and especially Tim who spent time searching Fords info for a solution but could not find any. It was suggested that I check the PCM ground which tested good. A couple people suggested I check the wire for shorts to ground and even r...
2005 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L Master Cylin
Thanks To Dan [...] Trying To Help. We Will Have To Wait Till We Get One In The Shop To Follow The Brake Lines. Only One Reply To Our Help Request. Will Post What We Find Later.
1996 Infiniti J30 3.0L starting VIN: JNKAY2106T
I'm sorry i haven't got back sooner but i have had a bad case of kidney stones. I solved the problem by talking more to the customer and they let me know that someone else put a water pump on and couldn't get the car started. So i looked over the work that was...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Cooling fan VIN: SAJHX1246W
I am closing this post now. I have had feedback from the car owner that validates all of the replies that indicated that there was a cooling problem as the elec. fans behave the same way after the thermal switch replacement that they did before. Given that the...
2001 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: IN4DL01D11
OK. Finally, this car is fixed. First, I did have another car here and I switched TCM's and nothing got better. I got completley turned around on this. Johnny from Virginia got me back in the right direction. I was looking at the wrong sensor. On the scanner i... Trouble codes: P0600, P0720.
2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L low beam headlamps VIN: 1N6AA07B34
sorry it took so long to reply, this truck eventually went to one of our local dealerships. three guys recommended replacing ipdm(a.k.a. "intelligent" power distribution module); good choice,considering that this will solve these identical problems 90% of the ...
1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.3L Pusher Fan Controll VIN: 2G3AJ11N4K
Well I do tend to get a bit obsessive in fixing these things to factory specs. I put way more effort than this old POS was worth into fixing it but I don't work just for money. Anyway the out the door fix ended up being a rig. I joined the control wire for...
1999 Saturn SL2 1.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G8ZK5273X
I thank everyone who replied. The customer will return at another time. I have spoken with the customer that I feel we should replace the throttle body, TPS and IAC. If we do this work and it works I post a fix at a later date. Thanks again.
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5542W
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