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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Convertable VIN: WBABJ8334X
The convertable top won't go up all the way and stops at the pivot point and there is no comunication to the computer. I already pulled the manual release and resynchronized the two motors.
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L unknown VIN: WBAAX13463
Hello BMW Techs Customer stated that the A/C system will blow warm air, intermittently, specifically when the weather is warm, this will last 5 to 10 minutes, thereafter will be blowing cold air again, we replaced the outside temperature sensor, but it happene...
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1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEX15N7N
we replaced long block with a used but known to be good one from an 89 all electronics including dist but not starting checking timing and firing order several times and compression but it doesn't even try to start
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2001 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMRE11L81
i have a problem with an intermittent misfire on my own vehicle. it has not set a code and i cannot easily find what cylinder is causing the miss.i have scanned with my snapon 2500 scanner ,and three other shop's scanners,another mt2500,a modis and mentor. i h...
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2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDU73K44
thanks in advanced have a 04 explorer with rough idle have done tune up, intake gasket set, and preformed induction service. vehicle has fly by wire. had rough idle prior to services. verified injectors, ignition system ok. doesnt idle bad until reaches 800-90...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG 5.5L convertible top VIN: WDBTK76G36
This vehicle came in for a scheduled maintenance. the convertible top will not go down. If you hold the switch the windows will go down but the top fails to unlock and go down. I have checked Alldata & Mitchell for a reset procedure and basic diagnostics but I...
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2004 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33454
We have replaced diagnostic pump reed swich near charcoal canister and purge valve near intake on motor. Car runs great, has strong vaccum but code still comes back. We must be missing something stupid... Trouble codes: P1477 (leakage diagnosic pump reed switch did not open)
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2006 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.8L transmission VIN: JA4MW51R12
35 to 44 mph 1800 to 2000 rpm (5th gear) Hi guys: This SUV has a bad vibration at 4O MPH and 1800 rpm, Going up the hill the condition is at 35 mph and 2000 rpm. I am not very familiar with this type or vehicles. I would be very thankful for any advise i can ...
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1989 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JN1GB22SXK
I seemed to be getting the good ones lately. This one is for you import techs. Car was towed in because owner stated that car had key power but no start. Upon arrival I got in and drove the car into the bay. Starts fine and every time but does have a slight ro... Trouble codes: 55 (No problems)
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1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GHDX03E2X
Ths car belongs to a good friend of mine who I can't convince to get rid of the thing. She came to me with a check engine light and jerking badly on acceleration. Using 2 different scan tools, I see no rpm from the 24x sensor. When the van acts up and is bucki... Trouble codes: P0336
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2001 Saturn L300 3.0L No Start VIN: 1G8JW54R31
Thanks in advance for any help. We had a 01 Saturn L300 with a 3.0L engine towed in to our shop with a seized engine. It was driven through a flood; we removed the plugs and still couldn't turn it over. We installed a used engine and it won't start. We get no ...
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2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JT2BG22K5Y
car came in with locked up motor. replaced with a used motor and can't get it to idel. we have the exhaust disconnected,tryed adding more fuel,replaced all ign. parts, swaped injectors and egr valve. we ran the car without the exhaust manifold and it is ok, so...
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1997 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0L 3-4 shift VIN: 3VWDB81HXV
we have this golf gti 2.0l with a check engine light on refering to the camshaft sensor not working, my question is will this sensor(built into the distributor) interfere with the down shift of the transmission. when you accelerate to the floor the car down s...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L instrument cluster VIN: 3VWSD29M41
Hey all volkswagon Guru's Ihave an 01 vw jetta aww 1.8t 4dr auto. This car has a battery drain that I'm told started intermittent. The conditionI received the vehicle in is with the clock and odometer staying lit up I also noticed that when the drivers door wa...
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1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L overdrive VIN: 1FMDU34X15
AFTER RUNNING A FEW MORE TEST AND READING THE REPLIES. I CHANGE THE SPEED SENSOR AND THE REAR ABS SPEED SENSOR AJUSTED THE OVERDRIVE BAND AND RESET THE COMPUTER . IT DRIVES LIKE A NEW TRUCK. NO SLIPPING, SPEEDODOMTOR WORKS, AND SHIFTS GREAT. THANKS EVERYBODY F...
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L overdrive VIN: 1FALP52U3T
Thanks to all who responded the information was very helpful. I replaced the VSS on Monday and used the car all week without any problems. This might not be new information. When removing the VSS I found the best way for me was to remove the right front wheel ...
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U8T
hello to everyone,and thanks to everyone who took the time to reply to this tech help request.it ends up that pin #62 from the pcm had no continuity back to the harness connector at the ftp sensor.after breaking it down into sections to isolate where the loss ... Trouble codes: P0453 (fuel tank pressure sensor input high).
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1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10A6T
Thanks to everone after spending a lot of time tring to catch a glitch by scoping coils, injector,cam and crank sensor with a snap on vantage, a scanner and other meters and not able to find a problem I checked cam, valves and springs and all were good shape, ... Trouble codes: P0301.
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1999 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU24E4X
thanks to everyone. with no help from ford motor company for giving such a wide range in fuel pressure specs. tried fuel pressure on another 99 explorer it shot straight up th 65 psi. replaced fuel pump ok now.so if you get a lean bank 1 and lean bank2 codes a... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
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2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stumble VIN: 2FTPX17L5Y
Thanks again for the help that I received. I replaced the IAC Valve and the complaint is repaired. The IAC wasn't able to find a good position while coming to a stop. It wasn't as severe as others that I've had in the past. One thing I did notice while I was u...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21F83
Sorry late reply -have had Mexican/Immigrant Flu for 2 weeks! I think truck fixed after draining tank and new filter and just poking around. Once running well customer loathe to spend more $. Has about 800 miles since repair? and has towed 38` boat - says has...
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2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73W45
Well, this vehicle is off to the dealer. Most replies referred to the DPFE sensor. The egr valves (ESM)on this vehicle come complete with valve, dpfe, and map sensor. We did replace the ESM assembly with a Ford part because it did not change voltage with vacuu... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insufficient egr flow detected).
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2006 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU93126
Hi everybody, I replaced the fuel tank pressure transducer. It seems it has fixed the problem. Went for a drive and the voltage stayed at 2.65 volts whereas before it would drop to 0 volt intermittently. To replace the sensor I droped the tank on the driver... Trouble codes: P0456.
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2004 GMC Envoy XUV SLT 4.2L message center VIN: 1GKET12S24
my gm dealer would not sell me a cluster, some bull about it's illegal due to the mileage that has to be programmed, I thought it was illegal to create a monopoly, in any case sent the car to them for a new cluster which wasn't too bad $200 for part and a litt...
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L shifting VIN: 4S2CK58D51
THANKS FOR THE RESPONSE. THE PROBLEM CAME OUT TO BE THE ALTERNATOR. NOW THE TRANSMISSION SHIFTS PERFECT.
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1997 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L Freon VIN: 1J4FY29P6V
Evaporator fixed it. someone mentioned that dye gets soaked up in the foam and they were correct. Someone also reminded that dye doesnt always come out of a leaky evaporator cause the freon is in a gas state and cannot carry liquid dye. Even after many years i...
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GZ78S1V
I HAVE REPLACED THE DISTRIBUTOR AND CRANK SENSOR AND SOLVED THE PROBLEM. Trouble codes: P0351.
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1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L unrun monitors VIN: JM1NB3537X
Thanks to all that offered help. If I hadn't already tried suggestions given, then I did. Many suggest temp and various running cycles. Nothing worked. Special thanks to Steve @ Gearheads Garage for working with me through this. After 225 miles on the dyno,...
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1999 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L Rear VIN: 4M2ZU55P8X
Thanks to all who responded I have added the friction modifiers to the differential and will drive it. I will close this as fixed and repost if I need more information. Thank you
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1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L transmission VIN: JA4MT31H0X
ecu appears good inside.using vantage wiring is sound. inputs are good however no signal from output speed sensor. concluded that problem is internal , maybe a problem with the signal generator , trigger wheel.
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2004 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Stall VIN: 1G2JB12F44
Thanks for the replies. I watch this issue very close and the rpm did not go low right before issue would occur. The issue would occur in park & in gear so I ruled out in my mind the tcc solenoid. I was pretty sure that the pcm was loosing some sort of input. ...
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