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1998 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABJ732XW
New car for customer, but he did come by the shop a few days before to have us get the vin off it. He has been driving it back and forth for a few days to his work. We put struts on it and an alingment. Car came back w/ these 2 codes. We cleared and drove it t... Trouble codes: P0133 (O2 Slow response B1S1), P0340 (Camshaft posistion sensor a circuit b1 or single sensor)
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WF52E61
This is a new customer in for a inspection, The mil light was on. I scanned the car and it was PO420. The cat efficency. The customer stated that the light had been on for about 6 months. He said another shop had replaced the intake manifold gasket and radiato... Trouble codes: P0420
1989 Dodge Dakota 3.9L reverse VIN: 2DF458Y416
could it be in overdrive unit? read something about manel correction 4 clutches instead of 5. reacation shaft appears to be ok. all forward gears fine.
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 5.7L No Start VIN: 1D7HU18D44
vehicle towed in. mil on, etc light on.engine has no injector pulse. vehicle had code 2106 and 2111 in memory.these problems related to the etc assembly(throttle body). could not find definition of p2106 in mitchell or alldata. code 2111 is throttle valve unab... Trouble codes: 2100 (etc motor circuit), 2111 (throttle stuck closed), 2112 (throttle stuck open)
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L master cylinder VIN: 1FTNW21FX2
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14V56
Help Brothers I'm sinking in the Ford sea. Truck came in with a complaint of No Tach, Speedo, A.B.S. light on, Ck engine light on, No A/C clutch operation, and battery light on. I hooked up Modis and got no communication with the P.C.M or the A.B.S. module, I ... Trouble codes: U1900
2006 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDAF56P26
I am working on a 2006 F-550 6.0 that did not start. Checked engine oil pressure low side and there was no pressure. Removed and checked low pressure pump found pump and front cover damage, a new low pressure assembly was installed. Engine now starts okay when...
1987 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMCA5625H
The vehicle came to us after failed emission test. High NOX Checked the EGR system. Opened manually at idle with little effect on engine RPM. Cleaned EGR system and check again. Now engine wants to die at idle when EGR is opened. Tested on dyno and EGR is open...
1993 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L motor idle VIN: 1MELM5041P
this motor starts good idles up good and then as it warms up starts to idle rough . does not go into cloosed loop unless I rise idle up to say 1500 or give a shot of carb spray into intake to wake uo o2 sensors. they sit at idle almost dead. .02 volts or less ...
2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L prnd display, limp in, no shift VIN: 1N6AD06U56
Hi group, thanks for reading. This truck was purchased about a month ago by a regular customer. So the truck's history is non-existent at best. The problem is very intermittent, usually while sitting at a stop light after driving for a while, the PRND display ...
1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Hesitation
The car has a loss of power in drive about 2500 rpm lite throttle. If you punch it, it will go but lacks some power. A friend of mine has this car at his shop. I only had a snap on brick to check scan data. LT fuel trims b1 -6 b2 -10 at idle, b1 3 b2 4 at crui...
1988 Porsche 924 S 2.5L No Start VIN: WP0AA0923J
i am getting no spark injector pulse or fuel pressure when a jumper wire is placed between terminals 30 87a and 87b i have fuel pump comes on but no pulse or spark but when you turn the ignition on with the relay in you can hear the relay click but no fuel pre...
1973 Volkswagen super bettle 1600CC Lighting
Hello fellow techs! This vw got brought to me owner is restoring the car and he took all the wiring out of it and doen't remember where anything goes.I was wondering if anyone has a good wiring diagram and also a diagram of the fuse panel/relays ie color of wi...

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2001 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L radio will not turn on VIN: 1G6KF57961
The tech working on the Cad disconnected the battery and reset/tightened the 3 8mm bolts that connect the fuse box to the harness, This was done to the front and rear fuse boxes... radio came back to life. Thanks for the suggestions, Mike
1996 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L Hesitation VIN: 1GTGK24R8T
This truck has been gone through 3 fuel pumps in the past year. Have not repaced the fuel pumps myself. They were replaced by customer. Removed new fuel filter to checked for restriction. Fuel filter was plugging up. When I asked customer if he had the tank cl...
2004 Chrysler Concorde Limited 3.5L No Start, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2C3HD56G54
Thanks for the help fellows. I swaped the cam sensor and cam gear with the tone ring(D/S) and all is well. The installer had already swapped the flywheel. These engines will swap but you need to swap flywheel cam sensor and cam gear due to a difference in the ... Trouble codes: P0340.
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Noise VIN: 1FTRW12WX6
Removal of headers, at first there were no signs of any cracks. A closer inspection showed hair line cracks along a couple of welds around the collectors, after tapping just a little bit with a hammer you could see the cracks move. That was the problem. For th...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Battery sensor VIN: 1J4FF48SXY
Haven't actually got into it yet but seems the consensus in here is the tension on the balt needs to be tighter than an ants' twat so try that first and THANX AGAIN for your SUPPORT!
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 14JNKJLS25
I tried doing it manualy, with no results!!, so this morning (sunday) drove to the shop and shure enough the modis with the 9.2 sofware did the relearn in 5 sec. thanx to all...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED48E3X
Cam timing, cam timing cam timing. MOD has the wrong marks that you should check. You should not check the notches on the backside of the sprockets, but by looking at the side of the engine the lines should line up. There are marks down the cylinder head casin... Trouble codes: P0300.
1995 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L Compressor VIN: JF1GF6359S
Yes the expansion valve did the trick! Thank you all!!!
1992 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT2VK12F4N
well thanks again for everyone who helped. well the reason to close this late is the customer needed the car urgently and said he will bring it back later. we received a call from him yesterday saying he got conditional pass and will bring it in 3 months.
2003 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Compressor VIN: 4T1BF32K33
All 10 suggested I change the a/c clutch relay. I called the customer and he sent his wife to pick one up (another town). I told him where to look and he replaced it and all is well. Thanks to all who responded.
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