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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L gauges VIN: WBABK7328W
Hi guys with BMW experience,have this 98 328is conv/car tow in water pump broken damage rad.replace all parts ,car would not start due to after market alarm(customer did not know about alarm)remove alarm car starts instrumet has no temp ,gas,rpm,odo also get m...
1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L Window regulator VIN: 4USCJ3328W
Journeymen good day. We are a Porsche shop that does some clients other cars. I have pulled the panels and can confirm that the regulators show very heavy wear on the sectors. New Mexico dust I suspect. Motors seem to be good, the glass goes up nicely, but no...
1986 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 2.8L Stall VIN: 1G8CT18R5G
vehicle came in for no power and stalling all times.cust complained of fuel smell all times.removed air cleaner and found one injector unplugged and bleeding fuel into intake.replaced injector.cleaned plugs due to fouling.started engine with both injectors plu... Trouble codes: 42 (est circuit)
1994 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Electronic VIN: 1GBDM19Z4R
This van will not shift. It remains in default. We tested the 2 wire vss and it works well. It does not use a speedo cable. The speedo and odometers work, but the scan data shows 0 mph with the red brick. There are no codes. We hooked up our Sheaffer Shifter ...
1994 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FDEE14H3R
Hi there fellow techs I have this E350 with 5.8L engine the customer brought here for a misfiring and engine hesitation concern.We already replaced ignition high tension cable due to a leaking secondary voltage , replaced all spark plugs, replaced egr pipe and...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 4.9L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEF25Y8S
this truck come to me from another shop.they replaced all except conveter. i found restricted converter. replaced them. when driving the truck and you accel heavy it falls flat on its face and makes a sucking sound. i have double check for restriction in exhau...
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FTYR10C61
Truck ran good cold,after warming up on the road it would buck and stall.Not able to make it happen in the garage.We would make the stall happen on the road then coast into the shop.There would be no communication on the scanner,no mil lit up and the fuel pump...
1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Slave cylinder VIN: 1HGCB7156P
This Honda had no clutch pedal. The fluid had leaked out because of a leaking slave cylinder. I replaced the slave cylinder and tried to reverse bleed the system. The system won't bleed and there seems to be a blockage preventing the fluid from traveling to ma...
2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8L him
i just bought a honda interface module(him) i do know how to use it .can some one helf me
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L asd VIN: WDB1240000
ASD light on all the time.. even before moving car, Can not scan or ground pin 5 to get codes from the ASD module Also ABS fault with car that may not be related to ASD, ABS light comes on after small drive. The car has 16 pin D socket. My info says ASD for pi...
1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G3WH52M9S
For starters i have not been able to duplicate, last summer cust. brought in after drive for 15 mi or so car starts to idle rough could not duplicate then. 1month later a no start found fuel pump bad, replaced and car would start sent out and customer said it ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L battery low charge VIN: 3VWSG69MX1
see related repair history/ alterntor insuficiently charging
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M33
This car first came in for a rough idle when started cold and a check engine light on. Found 2 fault codes, one was for engine coolant temp sensor and the other was for random misfire. When the vehicle is started cold and put into gear it will stumble and misf...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.8L fans VIN: 3VWTG69M31
Hey all! Fans and a/c inoperative. car overheats due to fans inoperative. Appears that pcm is grounding out pin 3 on fan control module which makes fans and a/c clutch inoperative. What could be the cause of this? no codes in a/c system, only engine code is fo...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L cooling fan VIN: YV1TS909X1
cooling fan is inop on this t6. have checked power to fan and grd, ok. it has "famous" cooling fan module in front of fan. not sure on testing due to limited info from alldata. seems the fan is pulse width modulated from the pcm, im not sure on the signal from...

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2005 Chevrolet Colorado Z85 LS 3.5L Radio/power windows VIN: 1GCDT136X5
I have found the problem.I overlooked the aftermarket radio.The radio is tied into an aftermarket module(GMRC REV G).Never seen this before but this little bad boy is there to keep the factory features of the radio, staying on after ignition is switched off, b...
1994 Honda Civic del Sol VTEC 1.6L No Start, Burned ECM VIN: JHMEG2170R
Thanks to all who responded, I'm pasting Martin from Australia's response below because his explanation was right on the money!! I installed a new ECM and all is well!! [[I repair stacks of Honda ECUs for this fault. Check if burn started around one of th...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Unknown VIN: WDBBA48D6H
I had to call it quits on this one. I replaced the heater core temp sensor & the center vent temp came down to 40 degrees F & I have adequate air flow at the center vents. Which were the 2 complaints. However the auxiliary water still runs constantly so i w...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Stall VIN: WDBEA92E3S
replaced voltage relay with no change in the way the car ran.tested wave pattern on crank sensor tested okay. Did replace maf sensor and found the vehicle improved and ran good. I drove the car 40 miles and it ran perfect. Gave vehicle back to customer and it ...
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AR18U85
Thank you for the help. The timing chain was off on the vehicle. That was the problem with the truck. The customer declined the work after it was checked out. But did see that the timing was off. Thanks for the info. Trouble codes: P0011.
2000 Saturn SL2 1.9L Multiple VIN: 1G8ZJ527XY
Thanks for the suggestions but it doesn't look like I'm going to get to try any of them, maybe they will help someone else with a simular problem. I made the owners an offer that i thought was fair for the condition of the vehicle and they declined and still ...
2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Electronic VIN: 2T1BR32E84
Evening Techs, Sorry it took so long to close this post[ but I was waiting for the customer to get back to me. As much I hated to do this I sent her to the dealer, I just didn't know how to confirm if it was the ECM or the speedo head. She just got back to me...
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L drivetrain VIN: YV1SZ58K71
Firstly thanks to all that responded, and apologies for extended time to close this request. I advised owner to go to a reputeable euro transmission specialist in the nearest city. He thought the problem was in the transmission solonoid valves (which I tend to...
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