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1991 BMW 525i 2.5L no 3rd or 4th gears VIN: WBAHD6312M
after the trans program comes on the vehicle will not shift into 3rd or 4th. the car simply goes into neuteral. the trans program in my understanding is suppose to set the car into third gear ( limp mode ). i cleaned the gear selector switch, changed the batte...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L cyl heads VIN: 3D7HA18N22
I was warned by a couple of fellow techs to let this job go, not to take it on, due to the Dodge 4.7L reputation for coming back soon, after you return it, to it's owner. I had read all I could in iATN archives before I agreed to work on it. Originally the ini...
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge
Three to four times a week, this vehicle will exhibit a higher than normal idle. When this is happening, it sounds like the throttle is at WOT. The air box vibrates and it's LOUD. No MIL, the TPS sweep tests fine, and the MAF is is range when the engine is run...
2001 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L engine replacement VIN: 2FMZA57481
Hi guys i was wondering if anyone had a trick to installing the cam syncronizer on a 2001 windstar.3.8.unfrotunate for me i do not have the tool and cannot get one for a few days .i use to have axcess to identifix and they had a procedure there .Any help would...
1995 GMC C7000 Topkick C7H042 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GDL7H1P6S
first time needing help on a gm vehicle. have 4 hours invested in this vehicle. The vehicle is a 1995 top kick hd truck, with a chevy 6.0liter, not something I would normaly work on. Only problem is that the truck runs extremly rich at idel and at 3,000 rpm. c... Trouble codes: 45 (rich exhaust), 13 (oxygen sensor open shorted or bad)
2001 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L MIL light VIN: KNAFB12151
TIA for any and all ideas you guys/gals may have. This Kia will trigger the MIL light intermittantly with the listed DTC's. Personally I suspect a turbine sensor failure is causing all of the DTC's but when I tested it with the Vantage Pro the resistance was i...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WDB1290661
i've had this car for a week, came from japan, running realy rough, first replaced injectors and spark plug, the car ran very good for a week or 10 days. came back with stumble at idle, check for codes no codes found, checked distributor caps and rotor, found ...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L turn signals VIN: WDBHA23GXW right turn signal stays on all the time even with key removed will kill battery turn signals inop.wipers inop.if fuse #41 removed lights go out i do not have wiring diagram to diag prob.
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF61J02
car came in from another shop my brick can't communicate either odbII generick or the benz cart hooked up a genisis no commun. in m/b mode got codes from odbII generick hellllllp THANKS mark Trouble codes: P0300, P301, P0302, P304, P0306
1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette GL 3.4L Safety VIN: 1GHDXQ23E1
thank you advance i have this van driver window goes down ok go up about half way the glass came out from left track then go back in right way again i replaced the complete unit from dealer still has same problem .please help thank you
1996 Toyota CURREN 2.0L engine VIN: ST20600273
help on this toyota
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Surge VIN: 4T1BG22K5W
Hi guy's. I have a 98 toyota camry with code po171 system lean, WE can't find any vacumm leaks. replaced air/fuel sensor. Tuned up car. still get same code, and now have a driveability problem to. At a steady speed car starts to surge. Not a skip ,just surges ... Trouble codes: P0171
2000 Toyota Solara SE 2.2L MIL Lamp on
Hi, I have a Solara that has no speed-o. Had a code P0500 vss sensor. Replaced sensor only gear looked fine now no codes now but no speed-o. I can get the speed-o to start working and when cruising, if I let my foot off acceleratot to coast speed-o drops out. ... Trouble codes: P0500 (VSS Failure)
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3VWSF29M2X
i am working on a 99 vw jetta tdi. it has a rough idle when you raise the rpm's it will smooth out.i have changed the injection pump and injectors with a used set off of another car.also i have drained and replaced fuel and replaced fuel filter also check retu...

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1991 BMW 325i 2.5L oil pan replacement VIN: WBABB1319N
I received 21 responses. Thanks to all. In my message I was looking for the quickest and easiest way, but this becomes a matter of opinion. Some techs don't mind removing more parts to open up space to work thus reducing struggle and some want to remove less p...
2004 Buick Rainier CXL 4.2L Rear differential VIN: 5GADT13S94
Well this one is fixed. A couple of people had it right, it just needed to be driven. After 50mi let it stand over night and it was fine.
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Timing VIN: 1GNDT13W6T
Thanks for all the helpful responses and the snide comments needed something to lighten the woes but as a rebuff emmision laws in kentucky are pretty well nonexistant and we are not an assembley line repair shop. Anyways this thing had two things going on. Ale...
1996 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L valve train VIN: 1GCEC14R0T
sorry guys we are bitting the bullet and getting a new crate engine from gm.(customer will not wait anymore) thanks for everbodys input and help.
1999 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 6.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on, loud VIN: 3GNGK26FOX
Thanks Gene. The problem was a bad connection in c113, rear of engine above bellhousing. It appeared that a terminal was spread apart in this connector causing a bad connection. I found it by Ohming the wires from the PCM to the Stepper motor. The high circui... Trouble codes: P216.
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L No Start VIN: IC3EJ56H3S
I had a lot of help but to no avail. I replaced the distributor, spark plugs and computer. Checked the fuses, relays, wiring and sensors. So I thank you for all your help but the car still does not run.
2000 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 8.0L Unknown VIN: 1B7MC33W1Y
The truck has been fixed. Sorry for the delayed response, fortunately we have been swamped and barely have time to fix cars let alone check email. After sending the help request I got Tom [...]' email right away and was reassured that I did not have an ABS...
1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Electronic VIN: 1HGCG2469X
thank you all tech help me to solve this problem after inspected all line found pressure line near condensor bent replaced line retested back to normal
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1J4GZ58S4W
The Jeep is fixed. I replaced the coolant temp sensor and the intake air sensor to no avail. Traced wiring circuits from all sensors to PCM. Check every ground listed in wiring diagrams. In desperation, I replaced the crank sensor again and discovered the ...
2001 Toyota Highlander 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEGD21A51
All of the replies pointed out the recall and recommended reflash of the ecm.My difficulty was trying to find a dealer to do it without requiring THEIR facility diagnosing the light which would eliminate my ability to bill for the time spent. What finally hap... Trouble codes: P0420.
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