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1984 BMW 528e 2.7L central door locks VIN: WBADK8308E
I have an 84 BMW 528E that the cetral locking is inop.I have tried to unlock the pass side door as well as the trunk.I was trying to find the module but it is not where alldata says it is.They say it is behind the right kand kick panel above the speaker,but th...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban LT 5.7L lifter/pushrods VIN: 1GKFK16R0V
Hi, my personal vehicle here. I bought it out of state, flew in and drove it back home. At the time of purchase it ran and sounded great. Halfway home I noticed a lifter noise when I stopped for gas. Got it home and reset the lash on the pushrods. Now it only ...
2000 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L noise VIN: IGCGK24R9T
I have a 2000 tahoe with an odd noise at idle. Only at idle. Its coming from under the drivers seat. The noise is best described as a cavitation noise or a trans pump with low fluid, noise comes and goes, cannot "make" the noise occur. I cannot pinpoint noise,...
2001 Dodge Durango 4.7L power door locks
Only unlocks, does not lock from any switch. Also does not lock automatically when vehicle speed hits 15 mph. Vehicle does not have keyless entry or an alarm system.
2001 Dodge Durango 4.7L power door locks
Only unlocks, does not lock from any switch. Also does not lock automatically when vehicle speed hits 15 mph. Vehicle does not have keyless entry or an alarm system.
2003 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L all gears VIN: 1D4GP24353
This van was recently purchased used for my mother who had a recent stroke and is now in a wheelchair. The van has expensive modifications for wheelchair access and so has some additional value. Supposedly the transmission was replaced last year with a 30k uni...
2007 Dodge Charger 2.7L Delay engagement, flares on shifts VIN: 2B3KA43GX7
This car came in with a delay forward and also flare on shifts. Being it had the speed sensor code we pulled the valve body and replaced both speed sensors which are part of the plate. Air checked the unit and found the clutches to air check ok. We put it toge...
1995 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR11X5S
No start no spark. I hooked up my Solus Pro scanner and found that there is no communication to the PCM. I checked the wires at the pcm and all the connections throughout! I also checked the grounds to see if it might be something as simple as that. Nothing!! ...
2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE14211
This has been a problem child for a few weeks now. Vehicle came into shop with a mil and drive ability complaint. Codes revealed a dtc p0340. Started with alldata flow chart got to step 6 (check cmp for short to power) and battery voltage at pcm connector 85. ... Trouble codes: P0340
2002 Honda Civic Si 1.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM21952
checked out this code by using alldata info, went step by step, end result ,replace map sensor,with terminals 2 and 3 jumped voltage is 2.23v, alldata says it should be 2.9v or higher, so i replaced the map sensor. same code , same problem.when i start the car... Trouble codes: P0108
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ58Y1T
Hi group this Jeep is blowing the 20 amp fuse interminatly in the power distribution center fuse #20 which is the output from the asd relay that powers up the alt, injectors , o2 sensor heaters, ign coil it only blows when driving it never blows while sitting ...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Mechanical VIN: 1J4GW58S9X
This Jeep makes a noise that sounds like a baseball card in a bicycle spoke. It can only be heard driving down a fairly steep hill while braking below 30mph. The pads and rotors have been changed twice and the noise is still there. It does it in drive or neutr...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Differential VIN: 1J4G248S2Y
thanks in advance for any help given. my boss purchaced this vehicle from a customer, because it had a bad engine so i do not have any history. vehicle has a howling noise that is typical of an axle bearing. more on accell. the right rear bearing and seal were...
2001 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L Engine VIN: 1J4FF58S51
Hi everyone and thanks in advance for your help, my boss bought this Jeep and when he brought it in it was blowing white smoke from the tail pipe and running hot. I filled the radiator up with water and it would just blow it out the radiator fill neck. It also...
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L shifting VIN: 1J4GL58K32
hi have a jeep liberty with a 45RFE trans that has a code for P1776 Solenoid switch valve latched in L/R position. performed shift lever test passed. i can only get it to happen when overdrive button is used then trans will go in to limp in. used diag tree per...
2004 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EH49G64
please help if you can. i have a electrical gremlin here. what happens only intermittently is after cold start the temp gauge will start it's way up into the normal range. then all the sudden,{i mean within 2 seconds} the needle will drop all the way to cold a... Trouble codes: P0116

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
2001 BMW 320i 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAZ72000
Thanks to those that replied. Stored code was for fuel trim lean at idle. I have advised my client, but as the owner experiences no fault while driving, she is in no hurry to spend more money on the car. Trouble codes: 171 (Pruefung Kraftstoff-Versorgungssystem).
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L EPC solenoid VIN: 2GECK19R7V
Many thanks to all who took time to help. Special thanks to Carl from Colorado who actually gave his phone number! Anyway, this trucks line pressures matched normal pressures according to my chart UNTIL problem occured. Again no codes. I found while duty cycli...
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L ignition switch VIN: 2G1WF52E42
Thanks all of you that replied some of you said battery may be low I do a lot of electrical repairs here so its standard procedure for me to put a trickle charger on car while repairing it. I followed the three step procedure many times before I posted the req...
2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 5.3L cyl #4 VIN: 2G1WL15C86
Well customer decided to wait for the cat replacement due money problems.Will bring back in a week or two. I just wanted to close this help request for now. I recieved many helpful suggestions. When I do replace the cat I will try to update this post. Thanks E...
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3B7HC13Y6T
Thanks to all that supplied helpful info. The problem turned out to be a corroded ground wire to the fuel pump. It would read good voltage and ground until it was plugged in! This fixed the truck and it is running great. Trouble codes: 52 (lean bk 1).
1998 Ford Contour 2.0L alternator VIN: 1FAFP6632W
rewire the sensing circuit and problem solved thanks
2002 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FNHP56SX2
I got the car back in and used an ignition scope on the wires. I havenít used a scope since I had an engine analyzer many years ago (analyzer was new in 1975), so I wasnít to sure what to look for. I found that the pattern for the #4 cylinder was jerking all a... Trouble codes: P0304 (p0316-), P0316 (testing and results).
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWF31PX5
Thx for all the help. The fitting at the pump did the trick.
2007 Jeep Patriot 2.4L mil VIN: 1J8FF28W27
Thanks to all for your help. Although I did try to perform a CVT Initialization procedure several time before requesting help it did not work. After receiving your help and seeing that this was the only thing left other then a failed EPROM in the trans, I ch...
2004 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Starting VIN: 1LNHM83474
Iam going to close this request because of the time out. We have it narrowed down to the light control module. The cust. wants a used part, these are hard to find. Thanks to everyone who took the time to help. Mark
1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16 2.3L cooling fan VIN: DA2801HF31
The customer is going to wait till holidays pass before bringing in for repairs. Don from Ok. and I have talked on the phone and I think I will find the promlem following his instructions and I will pass on the info. when and if I get to fix it. Thanks to all ...
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L No Start
Well, it's finally fixed! The computer came in and I installed it. It DID NOT fix the problem. Still doing exactly the same thing. Vehicle was taken back to Nissan and Nissan tried a computer and both cam and crank sensor. (Which I had already done.) Still no ...
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