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1994 Acura Integra RS 1.8L engine VIN: JH4DC4349R
this problem has got me stumpped. i have this 94 integra with a 98 gsr motor. vehicle has been converted to obdII standards. this vehicle is blowing blue/white smoke out of the tail pipe, indicating burning oil. i removed all spark plugs and found soaked in oi...
2002 Audi A6 3.0L cylinder heads VIN: WAULT64B32
I need help with an 02 Audi A6 3.0 liter engine. It had a PO300,PO3002 and PO305 code. When I pulled the plugs I found antifreeze in cylinder 2. My customer bought this car about 6 months ago with 68K on it and now it shows 77K on it. Once I pulled the heads, ...
2001 BMW M3 3.2L Valvetrain VIN: WBSBL93431
Wondering if anyone has seen this before, or could offer any suggestions. I replaced the engine in this M3, on the first start, the valves were making a racket. This engine uses rocker arms and valve shims, so no lifters to pump up. I removed the valve cover,...
2003 BMW 330Ci 3.0L temp controls VIN: WBABS53462
thanks in advance.this is a first for me my customer is complaining that her ac is too cold.what i believe is happening is that the blend door is only moving from one extreme to the other it is either cold or hot,no noticible temp change in between.do not have...
1993 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L rear drums VIN: 2GCEC19Z1P
This will be easy for most of you. My own truck. I work on cyl heads, not cars. The drums on this truck are worn so badly they won't come off. They are not stock to the axle, they move. There is no plug to knock out of the backing plate to back off the adjuste...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Torque Convertor VIN: 1GNDT13W5V
I am getting ready to install the replacement transmission that they brought me and noticed that the torque converter does sit back in as far as the one that came out. I believe it is not aligned correctly. When i try to slip it off it will not come out. I als...
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Bogs down VIN: 1GNDM19W1Y
Hello All, This van came in customer stating bogs down under really any acceleration. If you push down on accelerator very slowly it will rev up. Anything past that it bogs down, and backfires. I have looked through all the posts and seen alot of people fixed...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.8L 4 wheel ABS VIN: 1B4GT44L2Y
Something I have never seen before! Initially vehicle came in with brake pedal dropping to the floor. No external leaks found at all and fluid level was full, seemed typical of failed master cylinder. Suspected and replaced master cylinder w/NEW Dodge replace...
1982 Ford Mustang 5.0L and Barckets VIN: 1FABP12H8C
Thanks for your interest and help. First of all this has a 351W not a 5.0 (I had to an engine for the post) I needed help with pulleys and brackets. I want to run a serpentine belt system and need any information on which vehicle to pull from to get the bracke...
1992 Ford Escort GT 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FAPP1282N
This one will be real simple i am sure, car starts runs kind of rich when cold if you snap throttle it hesitates and stumbles after warm it seems ok for a short while like less than a mile, then if you let off of throttle and step back on it, light or heavy it...
1996 Ford Mustang 4.6L Mechanical
This Mustang Cobra came in with a rapping noise.I have a broken exhaust valve spring on #1 cyl.The valve is stuck and doesn't move in the head.My question...Is the head garbage now and is there a chance the connecting rod is bent now.Heads are discontinued fro...
2003 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L rear panel VIN: 1FAFP42X63
This is probably a shot in the dark but here goes...Our customer brought this car in for what seemed like a rear suspenion noise complaint but when on further inspection it feels like a body noise. We placed the vehicle on our drive-on lift and when the body i...
2005 Hyundai Accent GLS 1.6L Electronic VIN: KMHC55A65U
hi tech vehicle has a problem with blower motor not blow air to vent window, only work to floor . i have hard time to figure out the problem .thank you.
1999 Isuzu ELF .0L tires VIN: NHR69E7438
Hello TECHS i have a 99/isuzu elf and the problem is i cant find tires the tire size is 185/70-15.5 and it is a six hole rim. what i am tring to find out is if any one had this problem before or if you can change the rim to a 15" rim instead and what vehicle c...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J8GW58J62
Hello to all again, We have an 02 Jeep with the HO 4.7L V8. Vehicle was towed in running horribly. Found a snapped valve spring on cylinder 7 intake valve. Opted to pull heads in case valve was bent from broken spring. Upon breakdown of cylinder heads, found t...
2003 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L keyless entry VIN: 5Y2SL62813
Tech 2 does not have anything in body for rke. Tried procedure from Alldata. Says to insert and remove key twice within 5 seconds, close and open door within 40 seconds, then again and close door with key in ignition. turn key on and off and then it should go ...
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT2 3.8L power windows VIN: 2G2WS52294
Hi all, We have this '04 Grand Prix with an intermittent problem with the power windows. Power windows will work properly most of the time. When they act up, the windows will not go down. (Have never had it happen with windows down, so I don't know if the win...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L compressor VIN: 3VWBB61CXW
hay a/c techs. car came in not cooling. comp. running but gage readings where 100# both sides so i sold NEW comp. drier,exp. valve and flushed. worked good,40 degrees. came back week later comp. locking up and sliping belt..replaced comp.drier&valve and flushe...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWPD63BX1
HELP ANYONE,I`M DIE`N ON THIS! this car came in with 1 code P0321 16705 Ignition/Distributor Engine Speed Input Circuit Range/Performance ,my cust. said his car shut down at 80mph but restarted .the mil lamp and the epc lamps came on and would not go pass 80mp... Trouble codes: P0321, P0322

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2002 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEN33432
As everyone of the replies said there is no test port. After reading all the great replies I removed the r/r inner fender shield and the cover over the evap. canister--removed the small hose coming from the engine and tapped in both ways one at a time. I used... Trouble codes: P0456 (small evap leak).
2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L door locks VIN: 4USBT334X3
This car went home last night. We pulled the passengers seat which allowed us the remove the door panel. However nothing we did would unlock the latch. So every day some one or everyone had a try at getting it open. Finaly David somehow got lucky with various ...
2000 Cadillac Eldorado ESC 4.6L Engine oil pressure VIN: 1G6EL12Y2Y
Thanks to everyone for their quick replies, Juan, James, Eric, and Glen, the info for tightening the Harmonic balancer bolt saved the day and a lot of extra labor. Its amazing that an extra blast with the impact on the crank bolt and the oil pressure is now ri...
1998 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ND52M4W
I must first thank everyone who replied to post! It was the Ftp sensor that cured this problem,even though the p0446 trouble tree saysnothing about the Ftp sensor. I hope someone else can benefit in the future from this post. I use the fix library everyday a... Trouble codes: P0446.
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L Misfire VIN: 2GCEK13T25
thanks for all the advice you gave me,still could not seem to find the problem. i noticed that #1 miss would quit with throttle increased only 100rpm.i bought a leak down tester and had only 5% leak on that cyl,running compression was actualy around 70lbs not ...
1994 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L Stall VIN: 1B4GM44R2R
Notice that when it stalled and driving the crank position sensor still output voltage reading but not frequency (Hz). This is only when at road speed, it would stall but engine still rotating because it is in gear. Replaced crank sensor and then discovered ...
1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L Stall VIN: 1FALP4089R
i received only three replies on this one so it appears there is no pattern failure. i found no problem with the egr or the ignition switch. still could not get the car to stall while we had it in the shop . we cycled the inertia switch and changed the fuel pu...
1996 Geo Metro 1.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2CW971N6DK
thank you for all your reply especially eric from washington sure enough it was front crank timing belt pully dowel [...] was round off and pulley spin freely thank all you guy thanks eric
2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GTEC14W7Y
First let me say thanks for all the help. For what ever reason this thing stuck all the popets. I was able to block the return and run injection cleaner at about 100 psi I left pressure on it over night then ran it on gas down the trottle body and on injectio... Trouble codes: P1106 (map high).
2007 GMC Yukon SLE 4.8L srs VIN: 1GKFC13C97
Tanks for fast reply, borrow TECH2 next door, log on GM TIS perform SDM set up /programming, lite off. Lesson learned. Many thanks,Dennis
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L convertible top VIN: SAJGX2044X
Thank you everyone that helped me with this problem. I filled up the hydrolic fluid and I used the allen key next to the hydrolic fluid to turn the convertible top latch to the open position then i pushed down the convertible top to the latch. i used the allen...
2001 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L 2-3 Upshift VIN: KNAFB12151
Thanks to Jerry for solenoid apply chart and Robert and John for information. I couldn't find anything on the KIA website that pertained to the problem this car is having. I had to put this job on hold and get caught up on other jobs. Will get it back into ...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Hesitation
thans everyone esp. chuck from florida , for some reason he is only tech that read posts before answering , anyhow, i was looking for adapter harnes to test cranck sensor. NOT the way have to test sensor. thans again, dalibor
1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L air distribution VIN: WDBHA29G1X
Thanks to all who have responded. Sorry it took a while to get back. We are still trying to recover from huricane Ike. I did find the sorce of this problem and it ended up being the heater control valve over-heating the solenoids and causing the thumping noise...
2002 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on, vacuum leak(?) VIN: 1MEFM55S42
Thanks to all who replied but Ben from MN had it correct that it was in the air cleaner assy. I looked again this morning and rechecked all the work done right before I got it and found that the previous shop had installed an incorrect or really cheap air clea... Trouble codes: P0172 (rich bank 1), P0175.
1994 Volvo 960 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1KW9513R
YES! "WE" have fixed this vehicle. All the information in the replies was helpful, but checking the common ground for the ignition modules (which are bolted to the front and back of the lower part of the intake manifold), located at the lower rear corner of ...
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