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1994 BMW 525i 2.5L Rear Seat
A simple stupid question for you Beamer guys. Got to get at the fuse panel under the rear seat of this 94 525i. How do you get the rear seat out. The owners manual says there are 2 plastic covers to pry up and 2 clips to push with a screwdriver. They are not t...
1992 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4CW53L0N
Passkey II system issues. I bought a couple of the little Ebay bypass modules to splice into the 3-4 wires at the Theft box that is supposed to send the OK signal to the PCM to run the injectors. When I started working on this it had the typical key resistan...
1993 Chrysler Concorde 3.3L long crank time VIN: 2C3EL56T1P
My own 93 Chrysler Concorde 3.3 developed an intermitent long crank/hard start condition.I had suspected a fuel pressure leakdown and tested as per the TSB, it was not the problem. I left the fuel gage connected and found that at times,you would not get the 2 ...
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L overdrive VIN: 1FTJW35F9V
I have a 1-ton powerstroke with a automatic. Truck came in with a problem of erratic kick down of overdrive. It was very pronounced and would do it multiple times while driving. we found codes for cam sensor and run resistance and voltage test on cam sensor. F...
2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.0L fuel guage VIN: 23989JOSO4
does anyone know how a fuel guage operates on a explorer.i see lots of posts but no one is explaining voltages and operation.i have this explorer that the fuel guage doesnt work(always reads empty).according to the wiring diagram i have a reference voltage com...
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS1223J
Hey, this one is making me pull out what hair is left. P0340 (CMP sensor) on a 2002 Hyundai Elantra, 2.0l. Some times get a mild hesitation but not sure if it is related to the MIL being on. Anyone with experience on this one please help. New cam and Crank Sen... Trouble codes: P0340 (CMP Sensor No Signal)
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Stall VIN: 1J4FX58SOT
need help.this jeep came to us from another shop. has been to 3 other shops.the list of parts that has been replace is everything.we have ck or replaced parts.crank senser ecm.we replace dist shaft will run stall loose spark and noid lite.after coolin...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L ESP system VIN: WDC2030462
This car intermittently has ESP light on and then sets codes C1036 (Communication with steering column switch module faulty, and C1172(Steering angle sensor internal fault)Both codes are sporadic.I cleared codes, but they do eventually return. My question , ha...
1996 Nissan Pickup XE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1N6SD11S2T
Thank you in advance for any help, this one is getting to me. I traded in this truck and it appeared to run ok. Only drove it a few times. Sold it and the customer ran it out of gas. Ever since then it has not been right. One minute it idles perfect in or out ...
2001 Peugeot migane 1.6L No Start VIN: VFIEA11051
hi techs this clients car has been to a number of techs now i have it no start intermitant,scan codes and got code 54 we cranked it no start pulled i coil to check spark and it started,like the old module systems used to if you did this unfortuneatly we didnt ... Trouble codes: 54 (supply voltage to tordial coil short to b)
2000 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: VWVDH21J1Y
Embarrased to say but this car was a referral from another shop.Code p0237 sets as a hard code will not clear.Ran output diagnostics and the boost solenoid clicks and the resistance values are within spec,less than 15 runs excellent other than this co... Trouble codes: P0237
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L SRS system VIN: WVWZZZ9CZI
Hallo there. This car has SRS light on. I scanned system with VAG-COM and got code 01299(Diagnostic interface for databus (J533), 49-10-No communication- Intermittent. This car has not got a aftermarket radio or anything like that. Has anyone got any experienc...
2004 Volkswagen Phaeton V8 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, VIN: WVWAF63D04
Throttle body will not adapt in group 60 or via GFF. Immediately shows error in channel 4 and channels 1 and 2 show normal readings of 14% and 85%. Channel 3 shows 1. Accelerator pedal angles ok, within spec. Voltage ok at throttle body of 4.9V, and ecm works ... Trouble codes: P1565, P1579
1999 Volvo C70 2.3L body VIN: YV1NC56D8X
Soft top is inop and heated glass and mirrors inop. Single ground from convertible controller to switch is cause of heated glass and heated mirrors not working. Can get heated glass to work with VST. When i try to open top,rear section of top pop's up about a ...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2001 Chrysler LHS 3.5L valves,blowby, fuel VIN: 2C3HC56G51
thanks for all your help . I found several things the injector #1 was dirty , cleaned that helped . still had a miss fire not as bad as before .what it came down to was had to pull the head had that checked the intake lifters were not bleading down enough and...
2006 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2A4GM684X6
Thanks for the info, sent this one for a reflash as per service bulletin, no faults were present at the time of testing, and so far so good with the reflash, customer has not reported light coming back on and is happy !! Trouble codes: P2066 (fuel level sensor 2 performance).
2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L odometer VIN: 3A8FY48B78
Thanks for all your help, the problem ended up being an internal cluster problem, Got an exchange cluster from the dealer and odo is working again.
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU60E31
thank all of the good answers and help from everone i found the b1 injectors are cloged and it was actualy that lean and the heater circuit is showing slight resitance on the power side and the plug had been probed so much that it was part of the problem to th... Trouble codes: P0135, P1131.
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG165XY
Sorry to say, but this one will remain a mystery. The customer told us yesterday that since she picked it up it has not given her any trouble whatsoever, and that was after a long trip. The vehicle will definitely need the motor mount replaced, but as for th... Trouble codes: P0108 (MAP sensor circuit high voltage), P0113 (IAT sensor circuit high voltage).
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L steering angle sensor VIN: 4JGAB54EGY
Reset all the linkages to the correct places without regard for alignment and got it to a + 2.5 on center and +/- 660/657 going lock to lock readings from the scanner. Unhooked battery, multiple turns lock to lock, even went through the relearn procedure, sti...
2000 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L Misfire VIN: WDB2153752
Thank you to everyone for all there help, the fault was corrected with a new air mass meter. cheers Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304.
2007 Nissan Quest SE 3.5L timing chain VIN: 5N1BV28U57
Well it is not fixed but from your replies it sounds like you are correct and it is a timing chain guide issue, which I am not going to tackle. Sounds easier to pull the engine and that I do not do anymore. Thank You all
2003 Saturn Vue 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1S24D25S22
sorry for the slow response guys . I needed to clear the code through the trans. module {TCM} not the ECM like i origanally tried. Trouble codes: P0700.
2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 453BH68691
this was a strange one,and although car is fixed,i'm not possitive what i did!Cinto from Wisconsin suggested possibly a soft tensioner might cause fluctuation of timing in crank mode which would result in a no start.we dissassembled again and ck'd tensioner/be... Trouble codes: P0336.
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