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1995 BMW 850CSi 5.6L Mechanical VIN: WDBA125638
This car came with no trouble on the shifting but when coasting with accelerator out we could ear at end of transmission tail, cracking gears not pairing (like a bad rear end)We opened the transmission and there is no visible damage or reason for sound. If som...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L No Start
this shop got in this north star cadi... car was driven in with blown head gasket..cust. opted to replace motor with used replaced and drove for test drive. all seemed good. once got back to shop the engined died.. engine would turn over but not star...
2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 7.0L code 315 VIN: 1G1YY26E26
I recently replaced the ECM on my 2006 ZO6 , and am getting a failure to calibrate camshaft sensor code ,The gentleman that sold me the ECM , states he is just a progammer , and does not know off the top of his head how to calibrate the sensor to the ECM , but... Trouble codes: 315 (camshaft position sensor not calibrated)
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.7L Hesitation VIN: 1D7HA18D23
has anyone seen failures on the app sensors several.alll the dealers seem to stock them,but the sell rate on them is not very high.t-body wass pretty expensive but like i said got rid of those codes and in the learn part of the relearn it learns the tps but no... Trouble codes: P2115 (app seneor wont learn), P2116 (app wont learn), P2166 (app sensor wont learn), P2167 (app wont learn)
1996 Ford F-350 XL 5.8L clutch slave cylinder VIN: 1FTJW36H8T
Help everyone, we have this F350 4x4 which is giving us grief. We had this truck for a reman trans, new clutch replacement as well as slave and master cylinders. We used a (DYNA PAK NEW CLUTCH KIT) and Raybestos slave and master cylinders. Now it lasted 6 mont...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U22
The short term fluel trim on bank one is at -12 while bank two is -2.I keep getting a P0301, P0302, P0303,P0175 and P0316.I checked for leaking injectors,vacuum leaks and any other problem i could think of that could cause a misfire.The car has good spark and ... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire on cylinder 1), P0302 (misfire on cylinder 2), P0303 (misfire on clinder 3), P0316 (misfire at startup), P0175
1988 Nissan D21 E 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1N6HD11Y1J
Hello everyone, I've been working on this for a few days. This is a friend's Nissan. He put new plugs and wires for the miss. I have installed new cap and rotor and intake gkt for miss no change. Blocked off EGR no change. Compression test was good 130-140 on ...
2003 Other European c3 1.4L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: VF7FCKFVE2
hi there, i have a curly one here. this car about every hundred km or so brings on the CEL and gos into fail safe mode. the codes are pointing to either a tps or a throttle control motor fault or poss an aps or pcm fault. has anybody seen this. i have spoken t... Trouble codes: P1152
1998 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Blower motor VIN: 1G2HX52K8W
Hi, I checked out this Bonneville Saturday afternoon for the blower motor not operating correctly. It would go from high fan speed to low without changing the controls. I hooked up my DVOM to the motor connector and started pushing the fan switch button to mak...
2003 Porsche Boxster Roadster S 3.2L Timing Chain VIN: WP0CB29853
Boxster came in by way of tow truck. Complaint of engine died while driving at 35 mph at light load. There was a loud clunking noise from engine and then it stalled. I fiered it up and verified what sounded like a rod noise. Listened with scope and was loudest...
1991 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Hesitation VIN: JT4RN81A0M
hello fellow techs. i have a little toyota trouble. on hard accel either hot or cold it will fall on its face. if i ease into the throttle it runs ok. at steady cruise it seems to hold back and even surge. i suspect the air flow sensor, but i am getting confli...
1999 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, starts in 2nd gear VIN: JT2BG22K5X
performed diagnostics check with OTC Genisys found P0420 and replaced cat with rear O2 sensor. No more MIL. replaced VSS because speedometer was very eractic. still was eratic intermittently. tried an ECM/PCM with no change. After the vehicle has been vehicle ... Trouble codes: P0420, P0???
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Excessive Emissions, No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRF71K86
Customer complains that after filling the fuel tank, car is hard to start and when it does start it puts out black smoke for a moment. This is thr only time that it does this. I smoke trsted the tank with evap lines removed at the engine. No smoke was found at... Trouble codes: P0441

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1992 Acura Integra LS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DA9459N
Turns out the computer was died, just happened to have a good 90 model accord computer and the the plug in's matched, so I pluged it in and it cranked.
2001 Audi TT 1.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUWX28N91
Sorry for the long delay on getting this fix out. I had forgot about the post. We replaced the mass air meter and cleaned the throttle body. We had cleared the other codes and let the customer have it. All is well so far!! Thanks for the help! Trouble codes: P1297, P1137, P1128.
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L Heater Control VIN: WBADT6340Z
We found a used control head and it fixed all issues.
2002 BMW M3 3.2L Clutch engagement VIN: WBSBL92070
Thanks for all the input guys. I ended up taking the car to the dealer to get them to set the basic sttings on the car. They called them 'sevice functions'. Everything as it should be now. My scanner did not do its job obviously. Thanks againn for the help.
2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L engine VIN: 1G6DM57N13
i want to thank every one that halped me out on this one. removed valve cover. looked a little closer and found cover to be broken. thank you
1992 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Master Cylinder VIN: 1GCEK14KXN
Thanks to all who replied. I believe it may be fixed. We looked at the master cylinder from under hood and when you depress the pedal it looked like the cylinder pushed away from the firewall a little when the pedal got almost to floor.We shortened the rod and...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L speedometer VIN: 1GCHK29144
Well I finally got this vehcile fixed. After checking and rechecking everything I contacted techline(maker of gm module calibrations) to determine if a custom calibration could be made that would correct speedometer malfunction. An engineer called me back and ...
2005 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L Starting
Thanks to all who replied...The problem turned out to be the positive battery cable...but looking at what you could see of the cable you could see nothing wrong. ( most of cable in in engine wiring harness loom )...Did a voltage drop test again at the starter ...
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L A/C compressor, fan motor VIN: 3C3EY55E95
thank you for everyone's help. Well lets get to business. i have stated before the cooling fan would come on and off along with the A/C clutch. But since it was working fine for a day i was unable to reach a conclusion. Just yesterday when i got the vehicle to...
1996 Dodge Dakota 5.2L No Start VIN: 1B7GL23Y1T
Thanks for all of the help, however it didn't end up being any of the "patern failures" that so many responses suggested. I went back and rechecked everything on this truck with the used PCM that I purchased installed. Rechecked both power wires (constand an...
2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck SLT 5.9L Unknown VIN: 3D7MR48C55
Well, thanks again to all the replies. They were all very helpful. A new valve body was the fix. I knew for sure I would find the answer here. You guys are great. Thanks again. Jason.
2006 Dodge Charger SRT8 6.1L fluid VIN: 283KR53H66
thanks for the replies a lot of good info. The car came back yesterday repaired the gasket and replaced the connector and all is well. Thanks to randy for the measurements and the chart also thanks to don for the info for the addaptor. I now know how to and ha...
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.9L front differential VIN: 1D7KS28C16
Thank you guys for your helpful suggestions. I tried 3 different drive shafts and none of them changed my symptoms. I have done a lot more research and it seems as though Dodge has had a problem with their front differentials since they quit using Dana axle...
1992 Ford Thunderbird LX 5.0L ABS Modulator VIN: 1FAPP62T8N
This vehicle needs a special electronic control unit in order to bleed the HCU (hydraulic control unit) properly. I cannot locate such a device at this time. This device is attached to the ABS control harness in place of the ABS ECU and allows the HCU solenoid...
1997 Ford F-350 XLT 7.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FDJW35G9V
want to thank everyone for there replies,the problem to out to be the fuel pump, thought i had good pressure until i put the new pump in ,also when you hit the gas now pressure jumps almost 10psi and no more hesistation,its all in the volume thank you everyone...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Unknown VIN: IFMDV34G0V
Sorry for late ~~ It is the catalytic cnverter. thanks a lot for the replies i-atn's.
2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L compressor VIN: 2HKRL18611
replaced blower transistor and all is well.thanks guys for all the help and replies.
1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Ing. cylinder VIN: WDBHA22E5R
Thanks for all the help, used some from everyone. But robert from maine, heating the key worked, used cig. lighter. Also step by step description on how to remove and install from richard in florida.Iatn is one of my best tools.I will be looking to return the ...
1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4M2XV11TXX
After trying a used ECM, no change, I went back to basics. In the end, it was a plugged MAF screen that caused this. I didn't find it right away because I left air tube in when trying a new MAF (Just pulled out two little screws) I feel like an idiot but never...
1997 Saturn SC2 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Stall VIN: 1G8ZH127XV
Thanks to all who replied - We had some more fun before we got it but I'm confident that it's fixed. We checked numerous connectors and grounds in the engine compartment and under the vehicle and didn't find anything - we then pulled a diagram of the wiring fo... Trouble codes: P1599 (Manufacture Code - Stall Detected), P0336 (Crankshaft Position Sensor A Circuit Range/Performance), P0326 (Knock Sensor 1 Circuit Range/Performance Bank 1).
2000 Saturn SL2 1.9L shifting VIN: IG8ZM8289Y
replaced solenoids for the third time and vehicle seems to be fixed for now. hopefully won't come back with the same problem. thanks for all your replies.
1998 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L security system VIN: 4T1BF22K8W
Thank you for the immediate replies. this vehicle had multiple problems. first all the door locks are hanging loose in the doors, trunk lock as well so trying to disable security this way did not work. the only remnant of the transmitter left was the circuit b...
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