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2001 BMW Z8 5.0L MIL Lamp on
good evening everyone tring to find the location of the intake and exhaust cam position sensors on bank 2 thanks for your help
1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
vehicle has new spark plugs. problem existed before. no spark to #4 spark plug. tested and replaced #4 plug wire. no difference. removed coil for testing. dont have resistance (ohms) values for the coil pack, but, found NO difference in reading between correct... Trouble codes: P0304
1982 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G1AV07E3L
Crappy idle, no codes, the only thing abnormal I see is the reading from the MAP, my vantage says it shoudl be from .5 to 1.5 volts at idle, we are sitting at sea level.If the MAP get's disconnected, idle get's butter smooth and exhaust smells normal, but with...
2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LS 3.5L cluster, radio, wipers VIN: 1G1ZT628X5
Hello, This Malibu Maxx came in with a frightened new mother and young child on board. The complaint was the low gas light was on, the instrument cluster and radio were dead. She stopped at a gas station first, just to make sure she didn't run out of fuel, ...
1996 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1TJW35F3TE
Ok I have worked on this truck alot I already replaced the cam sensor twice (dealer part)back in may, lasted about 2 months before truck stalled out and left crew on side of road, did an oil changed helped for a while cam sensor still good. stalled out again m... Trouble codes: P0344, P1298
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FMZU73E42
NOTE: Please read the "related repair history" first. Following the running out of fuel, added 4 gallons of fresh gas and vehicle started but would only rev to about 1200 rpm and die when placed in gear. Towed to shop the next day and vehicle would not start a...
1999 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L crank keyway VIN: JHLRD2849X
Greetings to all in the group.Honda crv came in making a loud rattling noise , so loud I was afraid to drive it.The clock is showing over 200K .We thought maybe waterpump or tBelt tensioner had come apart so we tore it down for a look.We do a lot of hondas, bu...
1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3WT32X2S
this 3.4 has a hunting idle which eventually will stall the engine, have checked extensively for vacume leaks with brake clean, checked egr, and also swapped it with a known good one, check tps and swapped with another. all numbers seem good an scan tool excep... Trouble codes: P1640, P1650
2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 2.2L very sluggish VIN: 1G2NF52F02
Good morning all-I've got this 02 grand am that I'm at loss It came in running very bad and no power at all.First thought was a plugged converter.Removed o2 sensor-made no difference-with scan tool hooked up and running like this noticed coolant sensor was at ...
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Left Rear Taillight VIN: YV1KS9608T
This is a well-maintained vehicle. Owner and his buddy decided to put on a trailer hitch and wiring. As a result of their "work", the left rear taillight does not work. Light malfunction switch on the dash is illuminated. There is no power to the left rear tai...

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1992 BMW 535i 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WBAHD23IXN
Hi there. Thank you for everyone's help. I tried a few things like a vacuum leak test at the hoses and cleaning the idle control valve. But no success. The owner took the car to a BMW shop and they concluded a full tune up fixed the problem. Plugs, cap, rotor ...
1994 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L fuel gauge inop VIN: 2G1FP2252R
Thanks for all the replies guys. We only broke 1 exhaust bolt doing the job. disconnecting the shocks at the rear end and removing the track bar allowed for enough room to get it out. Its done and gone.
1998 Chevrolet S10 2.2L No Start VIN: 1GNDT46XW0
Thanks to all who replied. the ign switch was indeed the culprit
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73E42
Thanks to all that took the time to reply. Altough this vehicle is not fixed yet, I did solve the popping and out of time symptoms. Don't know how but cyl. 5 and 6 wires got crossed at coil pack. Making them right took care of the back fire/popping but I st... Trouble codes: P0174.
2001 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: KMHWF35V81
I replaced the spark plugs.It had a half a tank of fuel so I dont feel the evap purge solenoid was the cause.The car has been running perfectly.thanks for all the input much appriciated.
2004 Jaguar Rover 75 2.5L A/C compressor VIN: SARRJSLLM3
To date have not been able to get our hands on a scan tool that can verify whether the signal to turn on the A/C to the ECU is being received by the ECU . The signal goes from the A/C switch in the dash , which sends a signal to the instrument cluster/control ...
2006 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41E16
Good Morning, Gary from Nevada hit the nail on the head, there was a dime inside the HVAC module that shorted it out. There is a TSB on this subject from Nissan. There is a slot on top of the module that lines up with the surface of the Nav screen. What surpri... Trouble codes: P1212 (tcs comm line), P1612 (nats malfunction), U1000 (can comm), U1001 (can comm), P0462 (fuel level circuit), C1132 (engine 3 fuel cut malfunction).
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