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2005 BMW 320i 2.2L Unknown
Hello Dear BMW specialist, i got this BMW that sometimes when you press on the brake pedal along period it is become hard like there is no booster or no vacuum to the booster , but it happens only on "long time press" on the pedal, if you press the pedal for e...
1995 Buick Skylark Custom 2.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4NV15D6S
this is a family members car, intermittent concern. vehicle will randomly stall and not restart, cranks but will not start, can hear fuel pump running with key on engine off. After car sits for a period of time, starts up and runs fine. cannot get to the car i... Trouble codes: N0NE
2000 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6L Compressor VIN: 1G6ET1296Y
Vehicle come to shop due to a/c not working it shows in the (dic) low refrigerant a/c off. Found compressor leaking, replace compressor,accumulator,orifice tube,recharge with 2 lbs of freon, clear dtc's disconnect battery. Crank vehicle turn a/c on compressor ...
2007 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2GND133F78
I have a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox with a 3.4 liter V-6. The other day we completed so milage services( throttle body cleaning with top end cleaning and a fuel rail service.) after these services were finished the vehicle would only idle about 1500-2000 rpms. Dec... Trouble codes: P0507
1995 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Misfire
Hi guys i am working on this dodge dakota that misfire underload cold only after setting distributor to 0 it apears to be a single cylinder misfireing before it felt like crank sensor was cuting causing multiple misfires. I have a waveform of cam crank and ign...
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Power steering pump VIN: 3D7MU448CX
I have this 03 5.9l that I had a leaking power steering pump, leaking out of the front shaft seal. Replaced it with a rebuilt pump, lasted about (2) miles and starting leaking out of the front seal. Got another rebuilt pump, lasted about (2) weeks, this one is...
2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L MIL Lamp on, Perf. Good VIN: WD0PD64496
A plea for the "Sprinter gurus" please. Vehicle has P2030-004: O2 sensor circuit fault. Hard code, repeats after cleared from system. No circuit problems found. Have scoured iATN & ShopKey. All I see is circuit testing & then replace O2 sensor on S-K. If fault... Trouble codes: P2030 (004- O2 Sensor Circuit Fault)
2003 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L ac VIN: 2FAHP71W13
This is a common problem especially on the 03 ford crown vic interceptor, the ac compressor starts and stops every 5 to 10 seconds. i have seen the problem in 3 same cars , we replaced the pressure sensors high and low, replaced the pcm , the freon is at good ...
1997 GMC Savana 2500 5.0L oil pressure guage VIN: 1GCFGJ29M4
Just want to get your thoughts on this issue with this 1997 GMC savana van 2500 V8. The oil pressure is low or about middle of the gauge. When the engine is accelerated, the needle pegs way pass the full pressure point. At that point, I was going to remove the...
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Monitors not ready VIN: KMHDN45D11
I need help in this haed up i need one more monitor for my state o2 sensor and evap not ready been drive for tow wedks got drive cycle from motor and oem but not looky.what thing not let due ready o2 semsor nad evap please any hep Trouble codes: U0D00
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L induction VIN: 1LNHM87AXY
backfires under load to intake. fuel pressure good. extreme low upstream 02 voltage (.030v and lower) on both banks. higher voltage downstream (.235v). suspect any large vacuum leak would be unmetered air and engine would die anyway. Hear no vacuum leaks. Runs...
2006 Nissan Altima SL 2.5L no spark no puls VIN: 1N4AL11E66
hi i have [...] altima some time doesnot strat and icheck it there was no spark and no puls. then ichange crank sensor and cam sensor but still same some time it strat very nicely when it strat then no problem on the road.
2004 Pontiac GTO 5.7L smoke from dipstick tube after rebuild VIN: FF4353454T
this one we rebuilt and after it ran for a min smoke began coming from the dipstick tube..smelled like wiring..never seen this problem in my 20 years of rebuilding..haven't taken the pan off since this happened too hot to mess with for now...
2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.7L Blower Motor VIN: JS3TE94746
Good day to all. I am working on this 06 Grand Vitara and I dont know if Im not checking something correctly or if I might have a bad part out of the box. The vehicle was brought to me with blower motor inoperative. I checked for source voltage going to the bl...
2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L inst cluster VIN: HT1BF32KX2
customer has a complaint of no lighting, gauge operation, or idiot light operation when car started. Customer states if she removes negative battery cable it will work..if she lets car sit with battery connected more than 15 minutes or so..dash will be inop.Lo...
2005 Toyota Camry 2.4L Unknown VIN: 4T1BE32K75
I have a camry where you can hear fluid moving around in the dash area while driving-any ideas about what to look for?i found no tsb on this complaint-coolant was maybe a half a qaurt low-no smell in the vents-any help would be great--thanx brian
2006 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTMBK33V96
Has misfire codes for all cyliders and a p0352 for ignition coil #2.already replaced spark plugs and ignition coil #4(had code p0364,corrected)runs good,not idling rough or acting like it really does have a misfire. Just codes keep coming back after a couple d...
2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Surge, Cuts out VIN: YV1CZ59265
Vehicle has had Fuel Pump issues for a while now. We had found a badly corroded Fuel Pump Module. We Installed the Relocate kit and bulletin, worked fine for about a week. Fuel Pressure started to fluctuate and car wasw bucking. We cheked the Fuel pressure sen...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L class 2 data VIN: 1G6DP56795
thanks for every who replied to me, I got a very good info , most of them recommend to replace PCM other disconnecting battery and few about Class2 data shoer ckt, I try another PCM with no luck even I can not do reflash for PCM, I can communicate by tec...
1994 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L first gear VIN: 2GCEK19KRX
Thanks for the help guys. I took the valve body, accumulator and spacer plate down and found a peice of the old valve body spacer plate gasket wrapped around one of the spacer plate screens and blocking flow. I must have missed it when I sprayed down the pas...
2007 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L front washer pump VIN: 1FALP09570
thanks to all tested the wires at the bcm more specifically i powered the orange wire as suggested by manuel and the washers worked ... replaced the bcm and problem solved once again thanks to all who replied
2006 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8L Engine VIN: 2A4GP54L16
Welp mystery solved. Rick [...] was dead on. I was coming to the same solution. Orings seize up. Still I wonder why it hasnt clogged converter. PCV valve has been change twice by me. I also have worked on van from mile 3500. I have to say chrysler has nice bo...
1998 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Alternator VIN: 3B6MC3665W
Let the truck go with the outPut Wire from the PCM tied to 12 Ignition wire coming into PCM pin#2. I ran pin#2 (PCM) Ignition Voltage to Output Terminal of the Alternator to feed 12 Volts and installed in line fuse. Alternator is charging fine and being regula...
2004 Dodge Durango Limited 4.7L transmission VIN: 1D8HB58NO4
First thing I wanted to say was thanks for all of the information sent to me. Most of you guys had sugested hooking up line pressure gages witch was not a bad idea and would really have been able to tell me what that computer was really thinking!!and isolate ...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMDU34X9S
Thanks for all the replies and ideas. Six replies suggested oil fouling, three suggested performing a leakdown, three coolant fouling, one fueling, and two indicated a possible cracked head. The idea that made the most sense to me was a cracked head. The pl...
1966 GMC C15/C1500 Pickup 4.1L Front crank pulley VIN: 11001PD179
Wow, 27 replies as of this closing. 100% stated that this a press fit only. Later models had a threaded hole with or without a bolt. Some would drill a hole and thread it for a bolt. That's pretty much it but I have to share a couple of favorites. First from D...
1994 GMC K2500 Sierra SLT 6.5L Trans VIN: 1GTGK29F7R
Hey guys.Thanks for all the help with this transmission.Yes I would have to tear down each one and transfer the shorter tail shaft to the good trans and reassemble.At this point my son feels buying a trans from a wrecker with a warranty is his best way to go.I...
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCG5547X
Thanks for the help guys- we found the problem- when we replaced the original throttle body/ tps a small portion of the ground pin on the tps broke off and lodged down in the connector. It spread the connector open and eventially caused a poor ground at the sw... Trouble codes: P0122.
2006 Jeep Commander 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J8HG48N96
Good afternoon Techs,After 2 weeks the po0441 showed up again, Gilbert from Massachusetts,was right it was the signal wire. The signal wire 21 inches from the nldl valve had a bad place looked like something from the inside the wire eat the wire just about in ... Trouble codes: P0440, P0441.
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Ignition lock VIN: SALMF11404
Thanks to Paul and Carlos from Virginia for their insight. I got suggestions basicaly to replace about everything. Due to the complexity of this system and not having factory diagnostic capibility, we returned the vehicle to the owner suggesting he take it to ...
2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF73527
Thanks for respond. It was valve cover that was pluged pcv system building vaccume after warm-up. Replace valve cover and fuel tirm is good no more hissing. thanks Trouble codes: P1497.
2006 Nissan Xterra SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AN08WX6
2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L throttle valve VIN: WP1AB29P85
thank you Eugene, Kurt, and Tucker.I had absolutly no problems.And repair looks harder than it is.wouldnt mind doing these all day. did double check for leaks around the bellhousing. nice and dry.thanks again for the info.
2000 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: YS3DD78H8Y
thank you all,the fix was just to change the oil and,clean injectors,+use of a high octane fuel, took care of the problem,
2001 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN87R4X
After getting the truck back at the shop i drove it and accelarated to wot in global mode of the snap-on versus scanner. the load percentage at wide open throttle went to a reading of 59% and 86 GPS at the MAF. installed new sensor then test drove again and th... Trouble codes: P0171.
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