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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Trouble Codes VIN: WBACD4327T
Hello again, Before I get started I have found great direction from everyone here. I have a 1996 BMW 328I Auto, and I have come across several trouble codes I have not seen yet, and I cannot get any Info from alldata.Does anyone know what B1FF9, and P00BF Mean...
1994 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GCGK24K0R
You get a slight bogging down at about 45-50 mph only after driven for 15 - 20 miles here in our 20-30 degree weather. Then its very intermittent. Its a farm truck and customer says it happens all the time and its done it for 6 months. It must be worse in Summ...
1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L abs VIN: 1GNEL19W4W
As stated above we have never ran into this problem before and after performing all the normal test on the abs system, we have no idea where to go next
2000 Dodge Durango 5.2L converter VIN: 0001211110
This vehicle came to me with the converter locking up when going into gear. I removed the pan and replaced the solinoid thinking that it is not venting. That did not solve the problem. So now I pulled the trans out and physically looked at the converter. I can...
2006 Dodge Magnum SRT8 6.1L abs,passeneger seat module VIN: 1G8AL52F86
Vehicle came in with abs lights on and airbag lights on.using starmobile i can see abs module red on buss chart can c this is the only module out on can c all others are working fine.tested powers and grounds at module and buss lines to fcm all are good.but i ...
1976 Ford Mustang II Ghia 2.8L Spindle VIN: 6F04Z12964
Replaced all front suspension components. When installing the spindle, locked down the castle nuts, no pins yet, the spindle is very tight when moved back and forth. Have not greased anything yet however. But it is very tight and dont know if grease should mak...
1992 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L hydraulic shift VIN: 1FTCR10A7N
after a few minutes of driving ...truck stops pulling, looked for replacment trans ,unable to locate so i attempted the big rebuild. bought book and kit and converter after assembly transmissiom only shifts maually cannot get it to shift hydraulically ..repla...
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Speedo And Gauges, Door Locks, Fob VIN: 1FAFP34P43
Customer states that intermitently the gauges quit working. At the same time the driver door lock doesn't work and also with the fob. This only happens when the gauges quit working. Has anyone seen this before? are these problems related? also customer sais th...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNX20P24
HI ALL I HAVE THIS 6.0 WITH A "no start" CONDITION, the icp desired is 950psi, my actual while cranking is 950-1500. This thing does not even attempt to start. Ther are no codes. I have two new batteries so crank rpm is good. Any and all help will be greatly a...
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L torque convertor VIN: 1FAFP58285
customer picked car up after long road test and drove it home.came out in the morn and when it was shifted into gear the engine would stall.tried several times.i went to the home after a call and tryied it myself.did it 2 startups and gear selections.then ther...
2006 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L parking/license lights VIN: 1FMYU93136
workers of the world unite, have a special case here. Vehicle came in without parking and license lights. found #3 fuse in smart junction box blown. install a new fuse and after about 15 seconds it blew. Hooked up dso and watched current draw of circuit-15 amp...
2003 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L Abs Module VIN: 1GTEK19T73
This pickup came in with the abs and the red brake light on, abs system seems to work ok but no communication with the scan tool. i have the following codes in the pcm U1041 and U1300, in the bcm i have U1000. It seems to have a serial data communication probl...
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KNDJA7233Y
When hot and coming to a complete stop (idle) the car will miss 2 or 3 times for just 2 or 3 seconds,then it idles good and runs good until the next stop. Car doesn't miss at idle when cold. Car runs good at cruise and no codes. I put a purge soleniod and Afte...
2005 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L No Start VIN: JM3LW28A35
van came to me not running it the timing chain tensener stoped working so it jumped time. i fixed it with new parts but it wont start i pulled it back down and checked the timing and its on it has no codes for the battery was unhooked i tried a new crank and c...
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D6Y
Hi every body! Wishing you all are OK. Next I want to beg you for your help. It's about a 2000 NISSAN Sentra 1.8L. In the last 2 years this car has given some problems like no starting and no power. This time it came with c. e. light with codes po171 and po174... Trouble codes: P0505, P0174, P0171
1999 Saturn SL2 1.9L No Start, MIL Lamp on, reprogramming VIN: 1G8ZK5272X
While attempting to start reprogramming the pcm, my software (tis 2000) informed me i needed a different adapter to program a saturn. When I attempted to exit the programming application, due to not having the special adapter, my comp. froze. I let it sit for ... Trouble codes: P0133 (O2 sensor slow response bank 1 sensor 1)
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JF1GD29642
Thanks in advance for any help. Please bare with the length. This 02 WRX came to us with a complaint of MIL (p0303) and intermittent rough run. Guy bought the car when it was 2 years old and the MIL has been on & off ever since. Our Subaru tech did a t-belt a... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304
2000 Volvo V70 R AWD 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LV60D9Y
Hello Volvo techs! This car runs great. Only problem is the CEL comes on intermittently/ I had 10 different codes related to o2 sensors and cat malfunctions/ I clear the codes and drove 40miles with no codes on. We used VIDA to get o2 sensor read outs. On idl...

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2003 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L reverse lights VIN: 1GWI389HJ3
thanks for all the help i have traced wiring and connectors for hours and still have found nothing.owner is giving to goodwill for a tax break.thanks again for all the help
1985 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2.0L Hesitation VIN: ZARBA5419F
Boy is my face red on this one!I was positive that I had a bad airflow meter until I got a reply from Marlon [...] who said airflow meters very rarely go bad on Alfas.He also suggested to recheck fuel delivery beacause they have a problem with the in-tank pump....
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Cluster Illumination
Well guys thanks to all for the advise,a special thanks to stephen from cali, I disconected the lamp module and let it power down for a few minutes and when I plugged it back in the dash lit up,dimmer worked as well. I guess it must have had some sort issue th...
2007 BMW 750Li 4.8L shut off every 5 min VIN: WBAHN83597
Thanks for the 4 replies! Richard may be right but we can't find any spider nest,which could restrict the vent. The car is still under factory warranty and dealer can not find any thing wrong with it,so we send it back to local dealer to deal with. We're all s...
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L charge VIN: 1G4HP54K74
Thanks to everybody who replied wow what a tool this is. Everything was actually normal it was the strategy of the fan system that was throwing me off which makes the rise of the high pressure non linear unlike most of the older cars that i have the pleasure ...
2004 Chrysler Sebring 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EL65R44
The customer decided to bail on the suspected repair. Most responses were pointing to the MAP sensor, which is what we thought also. But the customer never returned to get the sensor replaced at this time so we can't verify the fix. Thanks all for your input..... Trouble codes: P0129.
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1B4HS28Y1X
thank you again to all who took the time to reply. we're hoping to fix the vehicle, just waiting on an ok. we determined the torque converter was partially applying, the pan is full of metal and other sparklies. when you put it in reverse, the engine gets d... Trouble codes: P1692 (Charging system voltage low).
2002 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L control arm VIN: 1B3ES26C32
thank you to all who replied. I assumed that the dimples in the floor were there for a reason but I wanted to be shure before cutting a usless hole. I cut holes in floorboard at recess dimples. nuts are right there easy access with mig welder. bolts twist righ...
2009 Dodge Charger SXT 3.5L Valves VIN: 2B3KA33V89
Replaced the timing belt inner cover, that was binding the driver side camshaft, on the new timing cover I used grinding bit to enlarging the hole. I have started a case with Chrysler for this issue. Also note water pump,timing belt and tensioner were replace...
1998 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR14UXW
Thanks for the ideas. I finally tried spraying starting fluid into throttle body and all it did was backfire through the intake. It must be a jumped timing chain. Customer is taking vehicle to tear it down himself.
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14544
well all my fellow techs, thank you very much for all your feedback but this was a weird one and may actually help someone else out there since its not common to see this type of issue, lets say that we eliminated every possibility we could and sometimes we ju... Trouble codes: P2106, P0451.
1995 GMC Safari 4.3L transmission VIN: 1GKEL19W1S
well i replaced another used trans. installed new trans cooler.second tran fluid was burned badly.thanks every input. appreciated.
1999 Honda Civic CX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEJ6326X
The customer has yet to return so either it fixed it self(doubtful) or he is just going to live with the light on Trouble codes: P1457.
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Workshop light VIN: WDBRN40JO3
Well as you suggested that resets itself when the voltages are correct. With the vehicle running the voltages were correct but while cranking it was dropping to 11 volts and setting this light. Checked battery, replaced and now all is well. Thanks
1987 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1HC11P6H
well this one is fixed. thanks to iatn. thanks to everyone who replied. most of the posts were to replace distributor. thanks to patrick for answering my question if the injectors control injestor pulse. the fix was in fact replacing the distributor. i figured... Trouble codes: 21 (no ignition primary signal).
2006 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11D46
Good evening all, first I would like to thank all of you who took the time to give such valuable advice. The problem with the vehicle was the timing, The timing was off a few teeth. I don't know how it jumped timing but it did. Another tech told me that if you... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank Sensor Circuit).
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTH63B61
Well folks, I am closing this for now as the vehicle has not returned. I assume she will let me know if a drivability problem develops. The three posts I received unfortunately could not be checked or completed without the car. Thank you guys for your inpu... Trouble codes: P0130 (O2 Sensor Circuit Bank1 - Sensor1 Malfunction . Intermittent), P0150 (02 Sensor Circuit Malfunction- Bank 2 Sensor I . Intermittent.).
2002 Volvo S60 2.4L Master Cylinder Booster VIN: YV1RS61R02
She's fixed!!! Thanks to all. Turns out to be a lot easier than it looks. Each post had something very useful. Just pull the air box, loosen the fuse box (pulled toward fender) and unscrew the ABS bracket to the frame [do not touch the brake lines] and this ...
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