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2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Power Drain VIN: WBABL32010
This vehicle came to us with a good battery and was running. After a few days, the battery was weak, it did not start the car. The easiest way, was to check out the battery - it check out ok, only needed charging, check the altenator, it check out ok. Checked ...
1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L ip VIN: 1G6KD52B3R
brain dead again. helppp. got this cadi in with dash dissassembled and ip disconnected in a previous attempt to reaip air ride??? any way hooked back up got theft deterent active checked resistance at coloumn good. matches key any way... attempted relearn proc...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L cruise control VIN: 1B7HF16Z4W
well let see tryed to work this one out. but now i,m stuck. cannot get the cruise to the posts that are up here and seems a lot of them point to the brake switch. no codes everything seems to be working. first i found the famous broken vac lines. rep...
2002 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP25R02
Vehicle seems to be getting worse, at first it would only stumble under heavy load on road test, now it is starting to stall at idle and continually trip code P1391. Do not want to replace Ring Gear unless we can verify that it is the issue. Not sure where to ... Trouble codes: P1391 (Intermittent Loss of CMP or CRK)
1996 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L No Start VIN: 2FDKF38F2T
not alot of experience with diesels came in on hook qiut on highway check codes po153 cam sensor replace sensor,won`t start scope pattern o k. Try inj. buss test with snap on modis keeps giving 1298 1293 codes idm Want to se if its a commmon problem, don`t wan...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L turbo hose VIN: 1FTNW20P34
Has anyone had a problem with the hose blowing off the turbo going to air cooler
2005 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L No Start
This vehicle started out occasionally having a long start. The problem is happening more often. It's been in numerous times but has never happened while at the shop. Fires up every time. Some times it will take 20 minutes or so to get started. The customer cal...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L engine VIN: JHMES26751
hello gentlemen, i have a 2001 honda civic ex 1.7. originally came in two weeks ago for a routine timing belt replacement. upon replacing the timing belt we failed to replace the tensioner. vehice ran fine, we released vehicle to customer. vehicle returned on ...
2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L rad fan VIN: 4R5D5G6U7Y
i replace the fan relay and the 2 motor in front whith the ignition off is running;but when i open the ignition on the two motor stop,this problem is only with the ignition off maybe trere is a module for this matter or an other relay thanks in advance for thi...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GZ58Y5T
i need help to reset the cam sensor to be in sync with crank sensor are there special; tools or other techniques, ( pssible reading cmp retard on scan tool like gm vehicles???) any help would be appreciated!!! Trouble codes: P1391
1993 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L air suspension VIN: 1LNLM91V3P
Hey guys and gals, This Lincon will drop the front and back for no apparent reson. The customer does not drive this car in the winter so we have had it for a couple of weeks. It will hold air for days on end when sitting and then one day just drop both front a...
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28GXY
Thanks for your time, this mazda mpv I am working on came in with the engine skipping, I found no spark coming out of the dis coil #2 and #6 towers,opposing cylinders. I installed a new coil and now I have #1 and #5 with no spark coming out of the coil towers ...
1996 Mercury Tracer 1.9L Steering VIN: 3MESM10J8T
This 4 door tracer drives very nice, with one exception. Driving straight down the road, city streets, speeds of 20mph to 40 mph, you hit a bump and the car severly jumps to the right and sometimes left. This does not happen all the time. It seems like you hav...
2005 Pontiac Sunfire 2.2L Stall VIN: 3G2JB12F95
Sorry for the lack of data. The school equipment cannot be up-dated each year. Car idles fine except when the A/C is on or the defrost is on (A/C again). When you come to a stop with A/C on it slowly idles slower and slower until it almost stalls (sometimes do...
1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L central warning lights VIN: WPOABO968L
Hi, this carrera 4 has an intermitent warning lights on dash coming on while driving or just idling, most the time all warning lights will come on and stay on until key is cylcled off and back on, sometimes buzzer will go off but not always, other times E-brak...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Timing VIN: 4T1BG22K4W
The car towed to my shop. When starting, the engine made big clunk noise and hard to move. When opening the timing cover, found the timing belt slipped off from the pulley and the water pump pulley severely dangled(damaged and shaken). Can I just change the wa...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1998 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Stall VIN: 2G4WB52K9W
Thanks again to all! Seems the ignition switch solved the problem! Most of the responces suggested the switch and we have seen many problems caused by faulty ones! I think this is always the best place to start for any unusual electrical behavior! We replaced ... Trouble codes: P1626 (vtm).
1992 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L oil pump shaft VIN: 2G1WN14T5P
This car is finally fixed. This is my vehicle so I work on it when I have the time. I ended up replacing the converter, pump pivot pin, pump shaft bearing. I had eight replys. My repair was a combination of many suggestions. Many good mind joggers were mention...
1994 Ford Escort LX 1.9L starter VIN: 1FARP11J1R
as i stated the car was out of state and not possible for me to work on.for everyone that said ignition switch,thank you ,i passed this along and for 35.00 he fixed his car. did not have fender mounted soilnoid ,so thanks again.
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHF26F9V
Thanks to all who replied. Special thanks to Mike [...] from California who told me to check the oil level under the little plug in the square thing at the front of the engine. He even sent a picture to show the location of it. The oil needs to be within an inch o...
2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDAF56FX1
As the majority responses indicated injector replacement was due so we rechecked our findings. With the buzz test we were able to hear a marked difference in sound. Actually we could only hear 6 injectors the first time but when we redid the test the other 2 ...
1995 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: ILNLM82W8S
I belive what this car needs is a Icm but the problem is that the the Icm I belive it needs is a gray colored Icm and they are no longer available. So we are kinda stuck. I looked at everything and tryed to find something wrong but waveforms looked good and c... Trouble codes: 1395 (spark output cicuit).
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSD29M71
thank you all for your replies to my request. It was me that was wrong. I started with the easy part and checked the timing marks for timimg belt and even tho it ran fine the cam was off one tooth. I reinstalled the belt in proper position and all is well, ... Trouble codes: P0340.
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