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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L signals,parking,instrument lighting VIN: WBAGJ8323W
well I guess I did it this time. My wife asked me to take her car into work for service. Being valentines day was coming up I thought I would surprise her by installing a remote starter in her car. Mind you all of our other vehicles have remote starts installe...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCEC14W8Y
Hi, This truck came in with a bad nock. Customer oppted to replace engine with remanufactured one. Installed engine and swapped all related parts. When I went to start it I get no spark from the ingition coil.Check fuel pressure and it is ok. Checked for verif...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L horn and radio VIN: 3C8FY4BB21
the radio display and the horn go out at the same time
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY68845
This is a turbocharged model. As engine warms up will not hardly pull itself at hwy speeds. Rev limiter catches engine at 3800-4000 rpm. Code #P2074 will come on instantly after clearing, when throttle is pushed to floor as engine reaches about 3500 RPM, then ... Trouble codes: P2074
1992 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L Serpentine VIN: 1B4GK54R0N
Serpentine belt derails with little or no warning, aggravated by puddles of water. No faults found with pulleys or related items. Any suggestions would be helpful, thank you!
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L No Start
checked all wires to and from pcm and fuse box found some corroded and repaired them, no luck started once for [...] then could never get it to start again spark yellowish not good blue spark only on cyl 2356 1 and 4 no spark , 2,3,5,6 occasional spark very... Trouble codes: P1391
2002 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L dash cluster VIN: 1FDXF46F92
this vehicle will not charge batteries, new alternator (single system)--checked ignite circuit at alternator that comes from dash indicator,I have B-volts but put a load on circuit and B-volts is gone, removed dash cluster, jumped circuits 640 & 904 (by-passed...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L poor acceleration VIN: 1FAFP34P22
My first post in 11 years! This Focus will start and runs great, but is slow to accelerate and only hits 60mph (100kph) top speed. NO MIL light, No problem codes for 150 miles, then a slight misfire and I got one misfire code and a lean code. Cleared codes, ra... Trouble codes: P0192
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FAFP53U13
Hi Group, Ford Taurus. with V-6 3.0L,NOT FLEX Fuel, trouble code P0460, I know on earlier Taurus we replace fuel module behind radio, fix this problem, 2003 model no module behind is the part of fuel guage and temp guage together. the check engine lig... Trouble codes: P0460
1988 GMC K1500 Sierra SLE 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GTDK14K6J
When accellerating just off idle the vehicle will stumble and run rough, no DTC's. We can duplicate the problem by brake troqueing the vehicle in the bay. The problem goes away when revved up above 1400 RPM. The vehicle was at another shop and had a throttle b...
2004 GMC Sierra 3500 SLE 6.6L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHK33274
Hello all and thanks for your help. I have very limited experience on the 6.6 diesel. This truck has 2 problems. Problem #1 as soon as started it blows bubbles in the degas bottle. Can this be a EGR cooler? Is there a test to determine which head / gasket is... Trouble codes: P0202 (2 Injector circuit- cylinder 2), P2149
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCG55801
Hi everyone. A friend of mine from out of town called me about her Honda with this code. Since I can't remember, does the 2.3 engine usually restrict on all 4 intake runners or around the egr valve? Any luck on cleaning without removal? Trouble codes: P0401
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L No Start VIN: 2HGES16571
Hello all!This vehicle is making me want to leave the trade. We replaced the tranny with a used one from junk yard.Every thing is back toghether and now the car wont start.Has injector pulse,sparks,all grounds are good.Fuel pump will not turn on.Has all the po...
2002 Kia Rio 1.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: KNADC12322
thanks in advance for any help offered. customer said the car started this problem about 2 months ago, and got progressively worse until it was towed in. the problem is that it acts as if you momentarily turned off the ignition then turned it back on. sometime...
2007 Lincoln Navigator Luxury 5.4L Unknown VIN: 5LMFL28557
Help! This thing is on the rack right now. It came in for a transmission fluid change and rear pads. I had to order everything from the dealer for it. I scheduled it for today and now I find out there's something different about the service specs on this. I bo...
2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L No Start VIN: 1YVHP80D33
hello all: This MAzda 6 won't start. Compression is 150 on cylinders. fuel pressure about 65 psi. When cranking engine backfires but it won't start. Checked timing chains and marks. All right on the money as per Mitchell Manual. Removed spark plugs. All six pl...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBGN43F7S
This car came to us with a check engine light and a asr light on, and with a no throttle response. We found two problems with the check engine light which we replaced the cam and crankshaft sensors. All was good but the asr light stays on, well we took it for ... Trouble codes: N4/1
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L engine VIN: 4A34Y4VE18
this question is for you mitsu guys out there. I had a customer bring in his car with the 2.0 non turbo engine that had a after market turbo on it (more sewer pipe than my house). He had blown the engine at the track (aka the county road) he asked about an eng...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L state inspection VIN: JN1CA21D8T
i have this nissan max 3litter that wont run the evap cat or o2 monitors. Orig had B2S1 O2 code. Changed with Bosch O2. Cleared codes but cant get evap cat or O2 monitors to run .O2 heater monitor has run. I just need one more monitor to run to pass state insp...
2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.2L power steering VIN: 1G3N152F42
The customer came in with harder then normal power steering. We did a power steering flush on it with a BG mechine. Simply one hose low in the resevore and one high until the fluid was clean. customer came to get the car and no p/s assist at all. There is no p...
2001 Saturn L300 3.0L No Start VIN: 1G8JW52R91
vehicle was an intermittent no start. this saturn came to us from another shop. they replaced pass lock. with no start continiously. would not relearn. tried relearn with tech ii 3 times to no avail. retrieved info from old bcm, installed new bcm, appeared to ...
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L Wipers,radio, & Shift lock VIN: 4S3BH68684
Customer complain when she has radio on, wipers on, and is shifting into reverse the wipers & radio will stop working, no power. Somtimes it will start working again right away, sometimes it won't. Sometimes key off and it will work sometimes it won't. We clea...
2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L seat belt tensioner VIN: 3VWSF31Y76
I wondering if anyone has a procedure for testing the seat belt tensioner to determine if it has been deployed .The company that reset the control module says that the seat belt will continue to work mechanicaly after deployment.   but needs to be replaced aft...

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2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Charge Lamp,ABS Light,Brake Light,Air Bag Light VIN: 2G1WH55KY1
I still have not figured this vehicle out.This is a friends car so I work on it when he & I both have the time.Car runs fine so he is continuing to drive it.My time on this post is running out so rather than let it expire I will close it and post again if ness...
2007 Chevrolet HHR LS 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNDA13D47
Thanks for the info guys, I feel dumb just because I failed to see if there was fuel pressure drop, and there was. Dropped the tank and took and fuel pump out, disassemble it and found one tiny o ring that seals the fuel filter to the regulator housing chewed... Trouble codes: P0171.
2006 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.4L noise VIN: 1J4FA291X6
Since there were no driveability issues,& the expense of the part (I seemed to have the noise narrowed down to the IAC motor).The customer choose not to address it at this time..Thanks to all that replied
2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L right front low beam VIN: 5LMFU28R94
thanks for the input i received, i found that this vehicle already had the tsb performed on the wiring at the right front kick panel junction box, so after checking all inputs into the hid headlight i found the module shorted internally, i installed a good mod...
2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Misfire VIN: 5LMFU28R94
i found the cowl seal leaking onto the # 4 plug coil causing misfire, resealed cowl all good now ,thanks again. Trouble codes: P0304.
1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22C8X
Well, I am just beside myself. Thank you all who responded. As it turned out the cam gears on this vehicle had 3 reference points for the cam sensor, one on one side of the sprocket and two close together on the other side, 180 degrees away. After removing th... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft position sensor circuit).
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JN1CA31D61
Thanks for all of the replies and none of them were helpful. The problem turned out to be that the ECM that we purchased from the dealer was bad. This is why it would not relearn the idle. For those techs that mentioned that your not supposed to adjust the idl...
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT2 3.8L Blower Motor VIN: 2G2WS522X4
Replaced wire from 30amp circuit in under hood fuse block to blower motor resistor. All is working fine now.
2007 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8AJ55F47
Hi Group, the Saturn is fixed, thanks for 3 respond.the problem was electric air solenoid valve,list price $199. Thank you Roobi Trouble codes: P2432 (Secondary air injection system pressure sensor circuit low voltage).
1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 4S3BG4855T
Thanks to all that have helped but we still have no answer to this one and i think we must let it go, Car is idleing smoothly now with no black smoke and no surge we suspect it was an evap problem but cannot verify. Thanks again
2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L air bag VIN: 2T1BR32E75
Thanks to everybody who had responded. The problem was solved by taking the car to the nearest dealership where the sit senser was recalibrated.
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Blower VIN: YV1VS295X1
This Volvo is finally fixed! It was the Bolwer Speed Control Module (Resistor). All 8 replies said it was probally the resistor. I researched the archives and saw bad resistors to simular problems, but I didn't want to just throw parts at it, but I would have ...
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