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1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L compressor VIN: WBAGJ8320T
The control head seems to work ok, the AC button lights up but there is no output for the AC compressor.There is 12 volt power in. We have tried 4 used control heads. Replaced the AC high pressure switch (it was broken actually). We have R&R the evap temperat...
1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52L8S
I have this LeSabre that is causing me a real headache. The problem occurs completely intermittently and seems to have no common factors that cause it to happen. What happens is during accelleration it hesitates. Now to me it feels like a plugged converter, th... Trouble codes: P0401, P1406
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L Traction Control VIN: 2G1WX15K91
Intermittently the traction control light comes on and brake module motor comes on the quits. Sometime the service traction control light comes on and stays on until the engine is restarted. Scanned brake system and it always says right front sensor. I replace...
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L Na VIN: 2G1WX15K91
Intermittently when the engine is hot a loud whistling comes from the engine compartment at different engine RPM. The whistle does not increase or decrease with a change in RPM or accessories on. I tried to locate with a automotive stethoscope and could detect...
2006 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L pads VIN: 1GCFG15X96
tring to replace front pads tried 4 differnt brands and the pads ar so tight in the bracket they wont go onto the bracket, replace clips and no help, is anyone else out there run into this before. talked to another shop he said he shaved the to of the pad down...
1992 Dodge D250 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7K326C5N
I messed up!...I pulled the VE pump without setting the engine at TDC...I got the VE pump timing off...the gear has 8 timing marks I need to know what mark to use..This is a 160hp truck...I used mark "E" and the truck will not start...any help?
2003 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L No Start VIN: 2B3HD46R33
had car in 2 months ago no start replace ecm due to code for internal fault. car was fine no customer says sometimes wont start, let it sit and keep tring will start and be fine. had it here for a week never happened, called said still happening tried it for 2...
2004 Dodge Durango Limited 5.7L engine VIN: 1D4HB58D34
Hi folks I have an 04 durango 5.7 ltr that is over heating. came in for an over heat issue. found waterpump leaking and heater hoses leaking at crimps. replaced both and the t stat. car still over heats. we removed the radiator and flushed it out. it seems to ...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty FX4 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNF20P33
Customer brought the truck in with a mil light on. when we plugged in to the truck found all but 1,2,and 6 with cylinder low circuit voltage. Not sure where to go from here. Any help would be appreciated. Not sure what the FICM MPWR voltage should be with the ... Trouble codes: P0267, P0270, P0273, P0279, P0282
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.4L engine VIN: 1FTWW31R08
engine has a knock almost like lifter noise all the time no codes runs fine other than the noise dont have much knowlage of deisel engines this a friend of the boss so i was asked to look at it
2003 Jaguar XKR 4.2L cruise VIN: SAJAV152KN
cruise control will quit working after a few miles or so, found code in ECM p1696 can communicatio problem and a code in ACC adaptive cruise control a U code Node communication link the ACC module is expensive so I am looking to find someone that has ran into ...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L abs module VIN: SAJEA51C32
i have this 2002 x type jaguar gives this codes c1175 c1165 says both rear wheel speed sensor are bad, i replace them still same code, had some u codes saying no comunication with abs module, i replace the module, u code went away but still gives me the same 2...
1998 Jeep Wrangler SE 4.0L cruise control VIN: 1J4FYZ9PXV
any help wood be greatly appriciated. thee only power i have anywhere is at the yel/red wire from the pcm to the servo and that is only a blink then goes out. according to my mitchells wiring diagram that wire is supposed supply voltage from the pcm through th...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Speedometer VIN: 1J4GX48SX4
First off thankyou all for your time. This is a 2wd model 4wheel abs. Original complaint was check eng light on always and intermittently red brake and abs light on with no speedometer. Code p0500 vss signal. We never got veh to act up customer replaced trans ...
2005 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Brake Lights VIN: 1J4GK38K25
Need jeep ,chrysler tech help on which direction to go and/or which circuits to test.
1957 Mercedes-Benz 200 2.0L No Start
Hi to all, Have a classic 1957 Mercedes 200. It seems to be a very rare car since info seems to be about none existant for this car. Owner says only 50 were built. It has a hard start when it sits for about 15 to 20 minutes hot. It acts like its flooded, which...
1999 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46G1X
car was towed in start and stall with P0340 code (cam circuit falut). I figured it to be easy fix cam sensor and out the door. Put cam sensor in and same thing. One of about six times you crank it, it will stay running but 90% start and stalls out with p0340 r... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam circuit falut)
2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2.4L rear differiant VIN: 3N1CB15D52
is this rear end causing heat fromthe coupler had some make noise please help THANKS IN ADVANCE Paul
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Electronic VIN: WVWHC63B01
looking for ideas. Manual AC. EPC and mil come on for a second and the car will stall at idle if the blower switch is turned off with the ac compressor engaged. if the ac isnt on, and blower switch is operated, it wont act up, also if ac switch is cycled, it w...
2005 Volvo S40 i 2.4L multiple symptoms VIN: YV1MS38262
Hello fellow techs, I have this 05 Volvo s40 with multiple symptoms. Customer stated that intermittently, after driving awhile, the AC would quit working. I found that when this occurs, it sets a ECM code 500A (I can't find the corresponding P code for this). ... Trouble codes: ECM50, DF11, E001 (Comm w/control module-faulty communication), DF07

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2004 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Red Brake Warning Light VIN: 1G6KD54Y24
To all that replied I really do appreciate the help. I never had time to return to this vehicle. I do not believe the level sensor was the problem. But being a used car I cannot rule anything out. As I posted from what I can tell there is supposed to be a 12...
2003 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L runs good VIN: 1GNDU23E83
Thank you all for your help, replaced fuel pressure regulator and noise is gone.
2001 Chrysler 300M 3.5L schrader VIN: 2C3AE66G41
I actually went up to the dealership to look on the computer so I could point and show them the exact place these were located. They are "both" on top of the compressor. The one they quoted me for $4.32 was the wrong one. It was one that went into a line's ser...
1991 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L Stall VIN: 1B4GK54RPM
Customer needed vehicle before I could resolve this problem but he will be back. Anyhow in regards to some of the suggestions you guys made 1) i could not catch any problem with the lock-up and i did have the car stall once when backing out of a parking spot....
1965 Ford Mustang 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 5F9A703942
Thanks for all the help gentlemen.The problem was the gasket under the pcv plate.I got out the smoke machine like i should have done originally and smoke came out the driver side of the carb plate. I had replaced this gasket when I reinstalled the carb. When I...
1996 Ford F-350 XLT 7.3L Reverse VIN: 1JFTJW36F3
thanks to all the replied. In my origanal post I mentioned that there was two missing check balls in the worm tracks upon disasembly. There was actually only one, and come to find out,it wasn't missing. Just not supposed to be there. All my manual showed that ...
2004 Ford Freestar Limited 4.2L Outlet temperature VIN: 2FMDA58224
I found that the 5v reference from the control head/module was only .4v. There was a pin fit issue at the connector on the back of the control head which fixed the problem. Thanks to all who helped.
1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Bosal muffler warran VIN: 2HGED6350M
I will close this request with thanks for everyone who replied. Since the vendor from whom I bought the muffler has gone out of business I was compelled to deal directly with Bosal. They stubbornly insist, contrary to facts, that it costs $56.50 to ship the mu...
1996 Mazda B4000 LE 4.0L I/P Cluster /Wipers VIN: 4F4CR16X3T
i left the connector 3 unplugged and fuse ok so wipers working good enough to pass state inspection. most of the idiot lights did not work not a cocern for cust. no money. thanks
1998 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L SL Solenoid E VIN: JT2BG22KXV
Removed transmission and torque convertor. Front transmission pump and bearings looked new. Torque convertor play was within specification. Torque convertor appeared new but got replaced anyway.Test drove vehicle twice. No pending or current codes. I am gonna ...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA63B2X
Well, thank you for all the replies. The vast majority of these repilies pointed to the igntion control module on top of the air cleaner. A friend of mine at another shop had a test module (a used one in working order). I put it on and the car ran fine. I re... Trouble codes: P0301 (cylender 1 misfire).
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L Cam timing/P1340 camshaft (g40) and cranksha VIN: VWGEM77L14
Well, i can only tell you what i did. 16 rollers on the right (marks lined up perfect) 15 rollers on the left (marks lined up). Checked and re-checked all marks and this is how it ended up. No light, no codes, all is well. Joe
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Park-Drive shift VIN: 3VWDT71K66
Thanks for the replies. I have replaced several Mechatronic units on these DSG transmissions for speed sensor &/or temperature sensor DTC's. I called VW to inquire about a recall on the units but was told there is no recall. I recommended that my customer cont...
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