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2002 BMW 325i 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBAET37482
Car will randomly show Temp gauge all the way hot Rpm Gauge will not work trac light on and vehicle will start trans in Second and will not shift correctly and sometimes vehicle will work perfect. Red brake light is also on . God Bless
1998 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GNEK13R1W
this is my own vehicle. While towing my boat home got about 5 miles frome the ramp and started missfireing, had to drive aprox 40 more miles to get home. Found code p0300 scanner showed 2&7 missfing. Replaced cap and rotor,wires miss still there . Found no spa... Trouble codes: P0300
2003 Chevrolet C4500 Kodiak C4C042 6.6L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GBE4E11X3
I would like some advise from some diesel techs out there and not the advise that replacing all injectors would fix the problem like the easy way out. How can i check fuel return rates and with Snap-On scanner,can the scanner actually read return rates? How do...
2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L windshield VIN: 2C8GF68464
Vehicle has a problem with fogging the windshield, even when its already cleared off, and the vehicle is warmed up. After you begin to drive, the windshield will fog pretty severely to the point that it needs to be toweled off. Problem is definately a lower am...
1989 Dodge B250 5.2L Surge, Stall VIN: 2B6HB21Y2K
Hello all you guys. I have this van that is kicking my butt. the van runs very lean all the time, It came from an other shop. they changed a whole lot of parts, Map sensor, coolant temp sensor, fuel pressure reg, o2 sensor, I replace the fuel pump and spark pl...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 3B7HF13Z6V
Greetings. Problem started after truck sat a week at 20-50F. Seems to be cold related, the longer it is in the shop the less it does it. Heres what it is doing. After turning the key on the ASD and fuel pump relay chatter very quickly, very intermittently. Wh...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start
i think i have a hydro lock with engine . engine tryed to turn over.loked up couldnt turn over by hand . but i could turn oppisite way by hand ... how would i remove what ever liquid is in the cylinders.when i removed the sleves i noticed what appered to be co...
2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L noise in center like transmission VIN: 1FMZU62K34
thanks in advance looking for help has noise on left turns sounds like scraping noise, .sounds like center of car interior. has been in car for about 1 year sound. when returned from north this fall(block island) to south fl alot louder when returned this year...
2010 Ford territory 4.0L warning light
cutomer has a issue with alt/battery warning light coming on only when raining and wipers are at end stroke only. can only see it slightly when wiper is in middle of operation in dark days only not during the day. custoemr did a test by turning wipers on day w...
2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L blower motor VIN: 1GKDT13S32
After the vehicle has warmed up to operaing temperature, if you turn on the blower or adjust the climate controls the vehicle starts to stall or completely stalls. We test the altenator, its good. The battery cable are good. The wiring to the blower is good. g...
2008 Mercury Sable 3.5L steering VIN: 1MEHM40W98
i had the original power steering pump unit rebuilt,that did not work,then i intalled a a1 cardone unit,still did not work.i dont have pressure gauge to ck the units.but i did take the ps pressure switch off and put my thumb over the hole and the pressure feel...
2001 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi 3.8L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1G2HZ54141
Just bought this vehicle for myself. There are several clear bulbs burnt out for gauge illumination. GM recommends not to service them but I can't stand dark spots on the tach and speedo so it's coming apart and the soldered in bulbs will be replaced. Anyone e...
1995 Saturn SL2 1.9L Electronic VIN: 1G8ZH1270S
Hi All, This Saturn has a problem with the transmission, until the engine has warmed up, it slams into 3rd gear. It only does this in 3rd gear. After the engine warms up it works normaly. Then after you drive the car for and extended amount of time (such as an...
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L transfer clutch VIN: 4S3BG6855X
This is my own personal vehicle. This has the 4eat phase 2 transmission. This problem has been ongoing for 2 years now. Problem only occurs in cold ambient temps. and goes way after driving for 10-15 min. When accelerating while in overdrive from about 55mph a...

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2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L front seal VIN: 2HNYD18953
It's fixed, but I don't know why. I had the converter pressure checked and it was fine. I checked the diameter and height of the converter and it was correct. I double checked the front bearing and it was fine. I didn't know what else to do, so I replaced the ...
2005 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CW54K55
My educated guess is going to be a mechanical issue, either valve float or lifter sticking. I am deffinantly not losing injector pulse. I do not believe its not a rev limiter because RPM keeps increasing, misfire for number 1 climbs up and check engine light s... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire).
2000 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L heater core VIN: 1B3EJ46X1Y
Thank you to all those who offered advice. Nobody knew of a bleeder screw. Suggestions included using compressed air or a water hose to flush out the (possibly plugged) heater core, using a vacuum device to pull a vacuum on the cooling system and then adding...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L starter circuit VIN: 3B7KC26Z91
Customer agreed to replace starter so I put in a new one versus a reman. He declined to do the TSB update with the harness at this point that Thomas suggested. As of now the truck is continuing just fine. Thanks for all the suggestions.
1992 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Loose Steer. Wheel VIN: 1FTHF25HXN
Hi & Thanks again for all the help as I have never taken this type of steering column apart. Nor have I taken too awful many apart nor very recently. I pulled the column out, dis-assembled it as per the shop manual, inspected the shaft & replaced both w...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU176XY
Thank You very much for great help received friends. Some of you I replied by email, clearing your questions. Actually the vehicle is in a stand-by, since for a odd reason, the customer is unable to find a replacement ECM. Remember we are in Aruba, in the Cari...
2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1HGCG16562
After removing & reinspecting trans, we still found nothing that looked wrong. Due to time constraints we installed an exchange unit. It worked perfectly, customer gone. We lost our shirts on this one & still don't know the exact cause, but customer is sati...
2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L Aux 12v Battery VIN: JHMES96633
Yet I would liked to give a better explanation; this car is fix. ABout MCM reset there is no special function to do it, just disconnect 12v battery terminals and jump them together for about two min. Even when High Volt battery cells were above 11v each, th...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L STOP Lights VIN: JT6GF10U6X
Howdy Y'all. And Thanks...The light failure sensor was bad. As I stated we knew we had a signal all the way to that module. WE also found the hi mount light was out and the two inside (in the deck lid) bulbs on each side were out. We replaced all the bulbs and...
2005 Lexus GX470 4.7L Unknown VIN: JTJBT20X95
We haven't fixed this vehicle yet. I'm going to try a factory expansion valve and I'll report the findings. Replacing the evaporator requires complete dash removal and I've never heard of one being replaced due to noise. This is one of those lose/lose situa...
2003 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Park Assist VIN: 1LNHM82W83
We ran around in circles for days trying to understand this fault and we replaced virtually anything related to this condition. We finally decided to replace the PAM module for a second time and it programmed like it was designed. My diagnosis was definately c...
1996 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JM1BB1412T
Good replies from everyone...lot of the same things i had been checking. Turns out the reman distributor was junk and causing the exact same problem as original one. I did find the line to the boost/baro sensor clogged. And like i said i had checked most of...
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