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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L hazard switch VIN: WBADD6325W
Hi all you BMW techs, I have two issues with this 528i. The first is more of a question, I noticed when I past this car that the hazard switch was "lit up" even though the car had been sitting for some time, and the key was hanging up on the key rack, is this ...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD52YXV
sets codes on second or third drive cycle after clearing all codes . unable to pass DEQ for ready codes do not come on until drive cycles acheived but at that point mil light comes on . LT fuel trim bank 2 -14 at idle LT fuel trim bank 1 -8 at idle . rich/lean... Trouble codes: 135 (137 -), 137 (155 -), 155
1984 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L horn, injector pluse VIN: 1G1AY0785C
customer wanted a tune up and lof and fix a/c and fix horn in the process of fixing the horn the car will not start the security light flashes and the car has fire but no fuel pump or injector pulse what i can find is the horn relay is in the (convience center...
2004 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L low beam headlights VIN: 1GNDT13X04
performed electrail check of head light circuits found i don,t have any power or ground.checked all the fuses.replaced mulitfunction switch and head light switch
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21F81
I posted on this truck earlier and think I was led astray by misinterpretation of scan tool data. Owner has been out of the country for a month so it has just sat but now need to get it running. Previously, found and cleaned crud from injector fuel inlet area,...
2003 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTRY44V42
The truck came to the shop with an Idle problem at exactly 3000RPM the ingene cuts buck out like if reblimited was on. thi happens if the car is in park on idle and on the road. I found a TSB on CAM synchroniser I chane it and still same thing. Fuel pressure i...
1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Balance Shaft VIN: JHMCB767XP
Hi, I'm doing the front balance shaft seal retainer upgrade and timing belt etc. replacement and have two questions: 1)I am trying to figure out from the TSB for the front balance shaft seal retainer what the seal installation depth is. Alldata says to use H...
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L drivers seat VIN: JHLRD78812
Drivers seat rocks back and forth when driving vehicle. Found a service bulletin on it, but no information on how to repair it. Service bulletin # 02017, NHTSA Item #630849. Does anyone know the repair procedure?
1998 Mercury Cougar 2.5L battery VIN: 2ZWHT61L4X
At a loss of what to do at this point. Car came in with battery dies over night, battery and alternator both brand new motorcraft parts, alternator tests good at all conditions, battery is brand new, 2nd new battery, performed battery draw test, found 5.12 amp...
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT1 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1G2WP52K03
Checke the connections for corrosion. I noticed to when it starts to act up the trac light goes on( I heard crank sensor) but the car does not dye all the time. Replaced the ICM checked the ic timing control wire & timing control signal wire for short to groun... Trouble codes: P1361, P1362, P0230
2001 Saturn SL2 1.9L 1-2 shift VIN: 1G8ZK52702
Vehicle will shift normally most of the time,all gears,nice smooth shifts...after getting hot it will shift harshly-sometimes banging between 1-2 other times it will shift normally. Fluid is very clean and full.I did see some airation on the stick but check it...

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1997 Acura TL Premium 3.2L will not go into park. Grinds trying to, VIN: 1JH4UA3643
Hello to all the helpfull replies I had recieved on what to look at and test. I removed the shifter cable and manually woked the shifter at the trans, thus eliminating the possibilty of an out of sync cable, at the same time I lubricated the cable with penetra...
1986 BMW 528e 2.7L Cuts out VIN: WBADK8300G
Thanks to all that replied Steve from north Carollina gave the best info Chris had some good info also.We had check fuel pressure at time of falt and it was fine did wave pattern on rpm and tdc sensors patern was fine .The customer gave us a runing car we swap...
2004 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L hesistation VIN: 4USBT53484
Hello BMW Techs The replies that I received said, to check for vacuum leaks at the air mass intake boot(turkey neck area)they crack, also to test the air mass sensor,we replaced the air mass sensor, cleared the check engine light,perform drive cycle and retes... Trouble codes: P00, 101 (150 bmw code mass air or volume range perfomance), P0131.
2000 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L Emty fuel light VIN: 1GNEK13T4Y
I'm sorry for taking a long time. We have been so busy, But the fix was the instrument cluster. we also found out that the odometer light blink every now and then, which it never did it while diagnosing for the gas level issue. Thank you all for your patience....
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Hard to Start VIN: 1FDWF37F72
I'm pretty sure the problem with this truck is injector related. During the buzz test there are several that sound clearly muted compared to the others, compression is even across all cylinders (we are at about 5000 feet, compression pressures are lower here t...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L hub VIN: 3FTNX21L93
I want to thank the members who replied. I replaced the torrington bearing in the other hub and so far so good.
1996 Geo Metro LSi 1.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2C1MR5295T
Cranking, compression sounded en-even while problem was there. #3 intake valve felt like it was sticky. Pulled head off and found a small bolt laying in #3 intake valve chamber. The big question now is how did it get there, nobody knows. Trouble codes: 301.
2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNM22272
Thank you to all that replied. we checked are vacuum at manifold and found that is was low @ 12 in vacuum at idle this is lower than normal. We came to the conclusion that one of the camshafts on bank was off one tooth. We do not have the special tools requir... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire detected), P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire), P0305 (Cylinder 5 misfire).
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 4Matic 3.0L 4-Matic Light VIN: WDBED90E0N
Thanks so much for all the input. It was very helpful. I did not realize that the systems were separate. I did find a hydraulic hose repair shop. They had to reuse my ends. I checked the wrong accumulator. The one for the 4-matic was good. After checking eve...
2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7L Unknown/Transmission VIN: JTEZT14R73
Friends, Thank you all for the extremely helpful feedback that you've given me. After 26 replies, I came across 8 that really stood out, and within the 8, one stood out the most. Timothy of Florida explained it in detail relating to my problem as being t...
2005 Volvo V50 T5 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: YVIMW68225
Hello All Thank you all for all the Great responce, after checking the car and engine over including Fuel pressure, connection, vacuum leak, like some of you say I decided to replace the fuel pressure sensor, on the fuel rail I alsofound a bad hose that goe... Trouble codes: P0193, P0090.
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