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1998 BMW 318ti 1.9L ses light on VIN: WBACG8325W
This is my personal toy and I am just looking for a spec. I could not find it at alldata michell identafix or bmw. I need to find the resistance of the solenoid on the fuel regulator so I can fool the DME into thinking it is still there. Any one that has one o...
2001 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B4GP25311
to all chrysler gurus out there. van starts and idles fine. drives ok too. the only problem is that when you hit the gas pedal to take off from a stop if stumbles real bad and dies. if you slowly accelerate, van takes off good with a slight hick up, but it doe...
2005 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L reverse
have this 5r55w and when engaging reverse it is fine. when you accel it breaks free. sometimes it will hold and you can power brake and then it breaks free. I have been into the trans 4 times- there is no damage to the band or drum- I originally replaced the f...
1995 Geo Prizm LSi 1.6L Stall VIN: 1Y1SK5268S
Stall at idle after warm up. Running lean at idle; when you hit gas it backfires through aircleaner and stalls.
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L low power VIN: KM8SC73E45
this has been the truck from hell. first brought it in with a complaint of wont go over 60 mph and seems to be worse when it is wet out. my tech drove it and noticed it had no 5th gear so rpm was high at 60 mpg but no missing felt. there were three codes store... Trouble codes: P0016
2006 Mazda 3 S 2.3L No Start VIN: JM1BK34376
This was a tow in it will start for 1-2 seconds when noid light is bright when it starts for the two seconds. It does not loose spark and will run with starting fluid. The noid light goes very dim even when running on fluid and when it dies. If I hold the key ...
1999 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Drl
Help!! Drl does not work, headlight high and low beams all work normally and the high beam indicator is ALLWAYS on. If I ground circuit 592 at the relay with the relay in, the drl will work, however if I ground the signal wire at the instrument cluster they wi...
2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L MIL Lamp on, No Communication
This vehicle comes from another shop, came to me with the whole interior torn apart. the vehicle runs great, battery light is on but alternator voltage is 14volts. and check engine light is on, but no communication to pcm or any other modules. I haven't had mu...
2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4L abs VIN: JTNBB46K77
code C1253 I will appreciate any help from anyone that has come across this code, every time time the brakes are applied it makes a motor type noise from under the car by transmission area,also even when the engine is turn off the ABS motor keeps working inter...

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2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L engine VIN: 1FMYU03143
First of all let me thank everyone that sent their help. I went through all the test mentioned. I had unhooked all vacuum lines blocked them off . Took off all belts .NO difference. I was ready to give up .Had the car on the lift running under it with a flas...
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1HGCG2259Y
Thanks for all the help. I was unable to change anything nor adjust the valves. I was going to replace the fuel pressure regulator or remove the valve cover, but just before i could do any of these changes i started the car up and it started normal without a... Trouble codes: P1399 (Misfire any cylinder).
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L lock housing VIN: WDBEA30D4M
destroyed old housing trying to figure it out no good another hole assembly from junk yard,everything works fine no problem. thanks to all for your help.learned a great lesson,don't turn the tumbler ass.with the switch out!!!
2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L engine VIN: WDBRF52H66
Hi Guys, I want to thank you for the help because your responses gave me more options to think about and also helped me know what to look for. I forgot to include in my first post that I had dropped the exhaust on that side and it didnít help any. After readi...
2001 Mercury Villager (Van) 3.3L Wiper Washer Light VIN: 4M2ZV11TX1
Hello everyone and thanks to the 3 that did reply. This vehicle needed a thump of the reservoir. There is a float with magnet attached and it was stuck in the down. A thump set the float loose. IF it sticks again, it will need a new reservoir. Thanks. Ro...
2004 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L CV Joint VIN: 1MEFM50U64
Hi guys, well I can't call this one fixed. I had several good ideas- tires, transaxle,CV shafts, all good thoughts. I tried the CV shaft. That stopped the noise on acceleration, but it was still there on decel. Moved the tires, no help. customer has decided to...
2006 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Cuts out, Shutdown VIN: 2MEFM74W56
thanks for every one who replied me, I checked wirring, fuse box , PCM power relay all is ok .I confirmed its not related to charging system because P0622 is allways there but p2107,[...] p600 is intermentent, I agree the coils and alternator can... Trouble codes: P0600, P2105, P2107, P0622.
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L CEL's on VIN: WVWAD63BX5
The car is finally fixed,Lou was right that the PCV valve is underneath intake manifold at 4.cyl area. Because we had never replace one,that why we couldn't find it. The one end with the valve we thought it exposed to atmosphare,but it was pluged into the end ...
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