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Help Request Answers
2002 BMW 745Li 4.4L 2-1 downshift VIN: WBAGL63492
Hi guys, Ben [...] here with a BMW 745Li, as you drive this car it accelerates fine and shifts fine. But as you slow down to stop, and just as you stop the car jerks or surges as if its not downshifting or a converter problem. This car has no trouble codes, fl...
2002 BMW 330i 3.0L Oil level VIN: WBAEV53442
Good day one and all! I have a customer's BMW here, on start up the oil lamp comes on "amber" 30 seconds are so, then goes out. The dipstick on the engine shows full, we put an extra half litre of oil in to see if that would toggle it off, no such luck. From w...
2002 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L stall when stop VIN: 1B4GP45R72
Customer complaint: Stall when stop. Engine start is OK. When running, everything is OK. Only when stop, the engine stalled. It looks like the EGR valve open when idle, but there is no code related. The PCM has only, P0700 Transmission control system malfuncti...
2002 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B3ES56C92
please help me , I have a picky customer , that has a rough idle seems more prodominat in drive, i had the thottle body out i can see an air gap around the plate i don't know if that is normal with these as they are made of plastic and i would expect more of a...
2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Laramie 5.9L Cuts out VIN: 3D7MX48C36
Help!!! Any help would truly be appreciated. I know there has to be a Cummins expert out there that has experienced this problem. Anyway. Vehicle will lose power (big time--falls on it's face) at about 2100 to 2500 rpm. When not under load (parked and in neut...
1999 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDWE30FXX
Hi, Customer was driving along and cube van quit. Performed on-demand test, KOEO self test, continuous codes - no codes. Injector self/buzz test - no codes, all buzz. Vehicle power during cranking - 11.3V. ICP climbs rapidly to 500psi and can eventually hit 30...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Engagment / Shifts / Reverse Relay VIN: 1FTNF21506
This truck is worked to death at a cole mine, when it first came in it had the following codes. P0171 (bank one lean) P0300 (random missfire) P0420 (bank one cat eff) P0430 (bank two cat eff) P0741 (TCC system stuck off) P0757 (SS B stuck on) P0767 (SS D stuck...
1995 Honda Civic DX 1.5L alternator VIN: 1HGEJ6124V
Hello everyone! I am hoping that I can get some of those honda techs out there to point me in the right direction because I am totally lost :P. This car came in with a no start condition, found battery dead so I charged the battery up and the car came to life....
2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L cv joint VIN: KMHWF25S14
replaced cv boot only due to girlfriends car and no one had the axle. Now i have a vibration when i go over a dip in the road u only feel it when the susp. is moving smooth roads and turns all feel well, what i wonder is if i didnt put the shaft back togather ...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FA49SXY
car has p051 set after about 40 minutes.( it fine when cold) misfires, and sometimes stalls.new coil rail, new asd relay. any one have this problem before? just to get ideas before any further tests. Trouble codes: P0351
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23E9V
Hi Tech! This vehicle came in shop to prepare emission test. we scan the check engine light. It only show for p0170 fuel trim bank1. the engine is no missfire, not shaking, drivig is good. we look at the alldata, It recommamd intake air leak, injectors, diaphr... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel Trim Bank1)
1997 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD16SXV
thanks in advance for the help,this pickup came in with a p1447 code, we did all the checks listed above and smoked the evap system for leaks found none, we then found the wires going to the evap vent valve on the canister broke ,repaired wires cleared codes ,... Trouble codes: P1447
2005 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L timing chain VIN: 5Y2S163805
This vibe has two possibly related problems. First it suddenly developed a loud timing chain rattle type noise that is worst cold. It goes away at hot idle and above 4000 rpm. Also camshaft actuator is inop. Solenoid tests good and can here click when commandi...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA69M25
Need some help on this one. This VW will keep setting a PO 171 lean code. Smoked intake system for leaks(none found), inspected all vacuum hoses, checked the oil dipstick tube for cracks- all good. I had replaced the mass airflow sensor for low gp/s readings w... Trouble codes: P0171
1995 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Burned Wire to SRS Sensor VIN: YV1LW5717S
Hi Group I have one that is defiantly a Labor Day! I am concerned about the liability aside from just being a nasty job. The car filled with electrical smoke about center against windshield. I have pulled back Dash and began tracing a undistinguishable colore...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
1998 Acura Integra LS 1.8L shift interlock VIN: JH4DC4458W
Thanks for all of the replies. We checked all of the fuses twice both my tech and myself. The underdash fusebox has a few blank openings with legend for sunroof, fog lights, power seat, etc. The vehicle did not have any of these options so we assumed no fuses ...
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L Stall VIN: WBADN5347Y
As suspected the problem was definitely the DME.After checking ever so closely,with everything pluged I had 9.35 volts instead of 5volts as the scan tool was indicating,so I disconnected the air mass meter and all voltages went back to 5 volts.Ordered DME and ...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L wont set evapmonitor VIN: 1GCEC14X65
Well I read that the truck can pass emissions with one monitor not complete, so we completed all the other monitors and the evap was still the only one not ready so we took it in and it passed emissions thanks for everybodys help.
1994 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L Unknown VIN: 1FMEU15H2R
Well, looks like a lot of you were right. I installed the mlps switch on the side of the tranny and connector and also a speed sensor just for good measure and the customer hasnt had in complaints in the last month. I never did have the vehicle act up on me ...
1997 Ford F-350 XLT 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDKF38F7V
Thanks to all that replied. The problem with this truck was 2 bad glow plugs. They tested good with a ohm meter but in reality they were shorted to ground. I replaced all 8 and checked the harness. Truck starts good now. Again thanks to everyone who replied. ...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTZR15V6Y
Thanks very much to those who replied. I tried all the tests that were suggested. Nothing showed in those tests. The only thing I could figure was the rebuilt head that we bought was bad. I reordered another cylinder head and reinstalled it and so far, no leak... Trouble codes: P0402 (EGR excessive flow).
2008 Ford E-250 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FTNE24L48
thanks to the six of you who replied. Richard gave me TSB # and clip number. Gerard gave me wagner part #. local ford dealer has clips in 4 packs takes 2 packs for truck. they do not look any better than the OEM so they will probably make 15-20 k miles ...
2005 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2L condencer
bad condenser!! I went to the salvage yard to look at some envoys that havent been touched yet the fittings all looked a little off center so i went to the shop and ordered another brand condenser and installed and the fitting is more square than the ones i sa...
2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3L code p1753 VIN: 1HGCG66852
2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8L No Start VIN: 2HGFA16526
Thanks for all the replies. It was a ground issiue, the ground on the cylinder head that is enclosed in the plastic wire case was loose. Installed the wire harness late at the end of the day and left the bolt loose. The plastic case is routed on the side of ...
1987 Jeep Comanche 4.0L Auxilary Cooling Fan VIN: 1JTMG6417H
Greetings Everyone, Sorry to have taken so long to reply...But I am Still working on it. I did consult with someone I knew at Jeep...Said THIS Jeep never came with an Electric Cooling Fan...There is no Cooling Fan Switch in the Radiator...The AC was an Af...
1995 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L srs
Hi there all the replies point to a four pin plug by the steering column and i had a quick look and it is there, however i didnt try to connect as the customer would have got upset if i brought the light back on lol, i will put an update in when i try to conne...
1998 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L none VIN: 4M2ZV1110W
thanx for help. wire coming out of the fuse panel was broke. i reatach the wire and a/c start working fine.
2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L brake lights VIN: 1N4BA41E14
thanks to all who replied. it turned out to be a short under dash where the harness goes threw a opening in the dash which was metal. thanks again to all who took time to reply.
1995 Saturn SL2 1.9L engine VIN: 1G8ZH5282S
Hello techs., Thanks for all of the great replies.Most all of the replies said about the same thing, stuck piston rings. That IS what I had determined also. From my request, I was reaching out hoping for an idea. something that actually worked, short o...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Intermittent Starting
I have checked everything that everyone suggested, to no avail. Thank you all for the suggestions. Kept the car for a week, and it stopped acting up. Haven't heard back from the customer yet, so it may have just been a slight touch of corrosion in one of the c...
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