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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6349Y
This car runs great. Only problem I can feel is when cold it starts like a slight misfire is happening. Sometimes it will get a code for #2 misfire. I have replaced the coil, plugs. I have rotated the injectors to see if the misfire feeling or misfire follows ... Trouble codes: 18 (Manufactures Exhaust cam sensor), 1397 (Generic scanner code Exhaust cam sensor)
2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on, security light on VIN: 2G1WX15K32
this one is a real hair puller. first the customer complained that after 20 minutes of driving the security light would come on, the radio will intermitently go into lock out and with the daytime running lights on they will start flashing on and off as if the ... Trouble codes: U1000 (class2 datalink malfunction), U1064 (lost communication with BCM system), B1004 (kam reset), B1780 (theft lock enabled for radio), P1626 (theft deterent fuel enablesignal lost)
2001 GMC Yukon Denali XL 6.0L Unknown VIN: 1GKFK66UX1
Help all GM techs!! This Denali had both differentials serviced while in our shop with royal purple synthetic gear oil provided by the local Chevy dealer- they use it in their service department.The customer states now the vehicle feels like it is locked in 4w...
1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1HGCD56847
ok guys. this car is random and a pain. problem was first mentioned to me in early june that on some occurrences it wouldn't start. (its now feb!)car would come in with what seemed like flooded plugs. as soon as you throw another set in it would run fine for w...
2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJFA24C4Y
hi guys specially jag techs, today i've got an xj8 model year 2000 , a very intermittent , you can drive for 100 km before it acts up with the problem, mil on, dtc in generic obd 2 p0121 , goes into limp mode, fail safe on display plus trac not available-- t... Trouble codes: P0121
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L stability control VIN: 1LNHM87A32
I have a 2002 Lincoln LS here, the "advanctrac" traction control light is always flashing in the cluster. alldata says the system needs to be calibrated, but I have not found directions to do so. My scanner can read the ABS system--there are no codes. Advancet...
1994 Mercury Tracer 1.9L Mechanical VIN: 3MARM10J0R
I installed a used/rebuilt(4000 miles) transmission and it worked fine. I test drove car 10 miles and then customer put 40 miles on it with no problem. Next day it got towed in with no gears. Next morning it started and moved ok for 5 minutes and nothing. I pu...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Alternator VIN: 1G2NF52T01
All fused curcuits (Fuses & fuse links, as well as all maxi fuses checked , ok) All power outputs from ignition switch seem to be provided. Large power feed wire to alternator has battery voltage . Wire from alternator to dash (PCM) shows battery voltage / the...

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2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Unknown VIN: WBABS53482
Thanks for all the replies. The customer ended up at a dealer for whatever reason and they made a repair- I believe they replaced the oil pressure switch but the customer was unsure as to what they did- if it is fixed remains to be seen. Thanks again, Greg and...
1996 Buick Regal Custom 3.8L Serpentine Belt VIN: 2G4WB52KXT
Decided to take everything off the front of the engine. Found the water pump had a sign of intermittly leaking from the weep hole.Replaced.The PS pressure hose had a bigger leak than at first thought when you peeled away the protective wrap. Replaced the PS fr...
1994 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Coolant in crankcase VIN: 1GCCS14Z5R
Hey Folks , I went ahead and done intake gaskets as most everyone suggested. I used dye before I tore it down. Saw dye so I think I took the proper action. Only time will tell for sure. So far so good. Good luck with all your jobs in the coming week.
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L fuel gauge,oil pressure gauge VIN: 1GCEK14W9Y
Hey guys,this one is remedied.This truck is a logger's bush truck and he just wanted it to run and not cost a lot of money.We installed an on/off switch directly to the battery,because everything works with the key on.and just the battery would die overnight.T...
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: GCDM19W8YB
found a rubbed through wire in black c4 connector for vcm shorted to ground. replaced ecm and repaired harness. all good. thanks to everyone for the help. and i hope this helps someone in the future. Trouble codes: P1361, P1626.
2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C8GM68494
Hello Chrysler techs, Finally had enough time to check further on this Pacifica. Checked all 4 circuits at both O2 sensor harness connectors. Found rear O2 circuits good ground, good 5 volt ref, good 12 volt heater and good signal return to PCM. On front O2 ... Trouble codes: P0131 (Front Heated Oxygen sensor Low Voltage HO2S1).
2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L injector VIN: WD2PD64425
thank's to all who replayed. Considering the miles that engine have customer decided to go for new one .So I am going to post it as a fix even if I didn't repair it. Thank's again
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FSW31F02E
It is fixed. Customer informed me that before he came to me he had his buddy steam clean the engine because he also had a power steering leak that he wanted me to fix. When he sprayed water in the area of the driver side valve cover the engine started to ru... Trouble codes: P0733, P1316, P1728 (trans slip error - converter).
2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPXO44KA
Sorry guys but this truck still is not fixed .All replys were checked and rechecked .timming chain tenioners were re placed but that caused more problems. the cam phaser gears are next to be re placed.waiting on parts .If we ever get this thing going I will po... Trouble codes: P0340 (po341-), P0341.
2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited 4.6L Clutches VIN: 1FMEU53847
Thanks for the replys. some really good Ideas, but as of now I am told like Terry [...].,do not touch or ford will VOID warranty. Ford is sending a engineer from detroit to test drive for himself. I will let you know when this is repaired or Refused. Thank you all...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L oil pressure guage VIN: 1J4GW68N6X
thanks to all who replied. the factory oil pressure sensor fixed the problem. thanks again.
2001 Kia Optima LX 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAGD12451
this one took a lot of digging to find the problem, but if i had all the info from the customer to start with then it maynot have been.i found a scotch lock connector jumped into the #3 injector wire at the computer main connector. this was touching a metal br... Trouble codes: P0268, P0303.
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM97V2T
Thanks to all the guys that replied. Most recommended that I check DORMAN for replacement manifolds. After checking online and also calling their 800 number, came up empty (no listings). The owner of the car is thinking hard about trading it in without fixing ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54EX1
thanks for help, I tested crank sensor as described and found problem was with crank sensor. Installed new sensor, all is good. Thanks to all who replied Trouble codes: P2034 (Cam sensor fault).
2004 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1MEFM5OU54
this vehicle needed testing that i do not have the equipment for. i don't have a smoke tester but do want to get one. the customer decided to take the car to the ford dealership and i have not heard the outcome of the problem. thanks for all your replies.
2001 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DRO9Y51
The trouble code sets so infrequently at this time that the customer is to drive the vehicle untill problem occures more. Thank you for your input. The majority of your comments were a faulty of MAF sensor.
2002 Saturn SL1 1.9L transmission VIN: 1GBZK54712
Thank you guys for helping tip me off on this saturn.I removed the cover off the valve body and ohmed pc solenoid. It tested good at 4.6 ohms. The pc solenoid could also be actuated with the tech 2.Following these tests, I took apart the valve body to check fo...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L timing VIN: 4TIBE32K12
none of the 5 replies were of any help.found that on exhust cam doll pin is at top of exhust cam.alldata and shopkey did not give a good view a print out from identifex.
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