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2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L traction VIN: WBACH3341Y
Needs some help with this Z3. We originally had codes B6 steering angle sensor can,and B8 steering angle sensor initialize. We replaced steering angle sensor. Now we have codes B5 steering angle sensor ID, B7 steering angle sensor internal, B6 steering angle s...
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L fuel gauge,radio,abs lite VIN: 1G4HP54K7Y
hello all. vehicle came in with,no radio,no fuel gauge,abs lite on,security lite on ,check engine lite on,no power door locks on any door,radio and fuel gauge come and go sometime turn on hazard lites radio returns but no always.checked charging system,servera...
2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G6KD54Y3Y
This car only runs hot when driving at idle does not heat up have used airlift to bleed system 3 minute drive and it is hot 266 degrees park and idle temp goes down help me or what
1994 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 6.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall
Thanks for your help in advance. I am not much of a diesel guy but trying to help a good customer. Truck will hesitate and not have alot of power on acelleration. Sometimes running it will stall w/ no surge or anything just like the key was shut off. Will rest...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEF15Y6T
Good morning. We have been fighting this truck all week.The problem is an intermittant severe bucking usually around 40mph on a steady cruise after going thru the gears.Also it will stall at idle without warning just like you turned off the key.The stalling ha...
2005 Ford Focus ZXW 2.0L mode doors VIN: 1FAFP36N25
ok ford techs . this one is for you . customer complaint was "no air from lower ducts" . found mode door actuating cable broken . air only coming from defroster vents . found actuating assmbly to not be moving . removed actuating assembly and found it to be mo...
2003 GMC C6500 Topkick C6C042 8.1L loss of power VIN: 1GDJ6J1E83
Vehicle experiences an intermittant loss of power - approximately every 3 days. Seems to be going into 'Limp'. When key is turned off, system will reset and truck will run OK for another 3 days. All powers and grounds good. Disconnecting the APP or the TP conn... Trouble codes: P0220 (TP or APP Sensor Circuit 2 Failure)
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Hesitation VIN: 1HGCG6655X
can anybody help me out on my sister's 99 accord 4 cyl? i have not yet been able to experience the problem, but she says that every now and then it feels exactly like she's driving over rumble strips. anywhere from 30 to 60 mph, light throttle, not effected by...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L blower motor VIN: 1J4GW68S7X
Jeep came in with a dead battery. Put the jump pack on, igntion off, then the HVAC blower came on mostly full speed, for a minute or so then went off. As I drove it in, the blower motor came on again and did not respond to the HVAC input. Found the melted conn...
2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L valve body VIN: JM3LW285X2
Hi! changing out all solenoids but have no info for check ball locations anywhere! Can't finish off repair with out. I know it's Sat. but hoping for some input - THANKS!
1991 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 1MECM50U4M
This car came in with a hesitaion when cold. After driving the car i think it may still have a small hesitaion even after its warmed up to operating temp just not as noticable. so far i have checked fuel pressure with and with out regulator plugged in that is ... Trouble codes: 173 (hego not switching causing a rich condition)
1973 Nissan 240Z 2.4L No Start VIN: 1DJ579NM00
cust. let car sit in his garage, not sure how long, would not start towed in, will start and stall on carb spray, has fuel up to carb inlets. I don't know that muh abou SU carbs and not sure why I'm not getting fuel through them.
1996 Plymouth Neon 2.0L speedometer VIN: 1P3ES22C4T
We've replaced the cluster with a used one, same, replaced the VSS and ran a new signal feed wire to the cluster, same. According to my diagrams the VSS signal splits at connector 103 one side to the PCM the other to the cluster, so I tapped in at the VSS to r...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRK69MX3
hope someone has some ideas Trouble codes: P0302 (misfire on 2)

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
2004 Buick Rainier CXL 4.2L ABS, BRAKE, and PASSENGER SEATBELT warning lights VIN: 5GADS13S74
Thanks for all the help, several replies pointed to the ignition switch. I replaced the switch and the problem hasn't returned...keeping my fingers crossed. Thanks again y'all.
1999 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Surge VIN: 2G1WL52M7X
Well thanks to all of you that gave me some much needed brain stimulation on this teaser. Well to get to the point the real fix was the O2 sensor as suggested by many. The real kicker was that the thing read a good signal all of the time and I could not find ... Trouble codes: P1106.
2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L No Start
Thanks to all who replied. Bradley and Alex nailed it. The Passkey module is a class 2 device that communicates with the Tech 11 scanner. So when the new one was installed and we got communication and data from it we new we were on the right track even though... Trouble codes: 1626 (Fuel enable signal not received).
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 2G1WF52E61
could not duplicate the problem again. cust picked up vehicle. Put a call into him this morning and he said it hasnt happened again. Called GM techline found a BCM hardware update to GMAN169. I have not done anything with this so i dont know if it will fix the... Trouble codes: U1000 (Loss of class 2 serial comm), U1255 (Generic Class 2 communication fault), U1016 (Lost comm with ECM/PCM/VCM).
1994 Chrysler Concorde 3.3L blend door VIN: 1C3JK54L1R
Pulled the blend door motor, found door working, put to warm position. 2 weeks later cust returned put new motor in calibrated system all works as it should now.
1993 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1B7GG23X8P
thanks to all who took the time to reply. truck is running fine now.as some sugested valve problem,so went back and checked comp. way to much diff in comp. on each cylinder .pulled heads found both heads cracked on seats,also timing chain and gears worn out. a...
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 ST 5.9L Mechanical VIN: 3B7MU46C34
Well guys, once again you prevailed. Yes the truck did have a chip installed. Customer removed it and so far so good. Apparently too much boost. Customer liked the extra takeoff, but needs to decide on that or oil leakage. Site is excellent.
1986 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L Extended crank time VIN: 1FTCR15TXG
First, thank you to all who offered help on this vehicle. I have not yet nailed down the root cause. This customer ended up needing his truck, so he came and got it. He contacted me yesterday and stated he is going on a vacation around Thanksgiving time and... Trouble codes: 34 (No EGR flow), 13 (RPM out of spec).
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L transfercase VIN: 1FTEX148HN
tapping on the encoder motor while actuating the 4x4 switch freed up the stuck brushes in the encoder motor. this vehicle has been sitting out in the weather for several years. once the motor had operated a few times it never malfunctioned again. if it continu...
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP66Z3Y
thanks for all the repleys i got, this is what i found, the customer at first had a bad running car spit, sputter ect, he had sombody test his fuel pressure, told him his pump was pumping low pressure, so he got a new pump, from the internet, still no fix, he ... Trouble codes: P0190, P0303, U1262.
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21S12
This one is fixed although ended up being simple but yet strange in that it wont start when cold outside. William [...] sai...
2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMZU67K14
well this one has been gone for a while donot know if fixed exact customer complaint because found out latter that only once in a while had bad miss and whole truck shook never had that happen did fix the fuel trim though thought i had a t-stat problem the co...
1997 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.0L Headlights VIN: 2GTEC19MXV
Thanks to those who responded. But, as you can see I'm not sure if problem is fixed. I received three replys leading me to believe this condition is very rare. One reply suggested checking to see if parts customer replaced were OEM, they were. One reply sugge...
2004 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FA33S24
found out that p051 was problem with pcm software glitch.had pcm reflashed and no more bogus code.thanks for help fellas. Trouble codes: P0051.
1996 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1BB1412T
I received several replies, such as checking the intake boot for cracks, another one to check the EGR, and another to check for broken ground wires at the MAF sensor. All were good. Fuel pressure was 41 lbs, checked valve timing and it was okay. The injector p... Trouble codes: 100 (MAF sensor code on due to MAF being disconnected), 401 (Insufficient EGR flow), 1136 (Bank 1 sensor 1 heater circuit high input).
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L engine VIN: 4JGAB54E7W
well the truck is gone and it was not that bad. Came to find out that the sole purpose of the cooler is for trucks equiped with towing package. we did have to change the intake manifold and the throtle actuator other than that it was pretty straight foward jo...
2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L transmission VIN: 4T1BE32K24
thanks guys i made flash ecm and everythings sonds good.
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