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2002 BMW 745Li 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGN63492
BMW TECH'S HELP PLEASE.. friend brought in this BMW 745li.. of course been to several other shops. might have purchased this overseas being he is in military.. first thing sorry for not much info really need a direction to start in.. car will crank and someti... Trouble codes: 0X281, 0X279, 0X276, 0X276
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2002 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WBAET37472
Car was brought to shop by customer with complaint of idle surging and feeling a miss. He also has had repairs done for same issue at another shop and was sent here. The repairs that were performed were a crankcase vent valve and all the hoses, spark plugs and...
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2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L door lock actuators
both door lock actuators make a popping sound ONLY ON UNLOCK. already replaced both door lock actuators with new ones , but same results. both pop on the unlock with key fob and center console button. but lock perfect. the actuator pops repeatedly. thnx guys.
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2006 BMW 750i 4.8L Trans Computer VIN: WBAHL82016
The transmission brings up a fault code on the dash. The vheicle then goes into safe mode. We have been told by the bmw agents that the computer in the sump of the transmission is faulty and req renewing. We would like to find out where we can get one?
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2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Hesitation VIN: 1G6DM57774
An easy one for you Good Wrench guys. Got this '04 CTS with a 3.6. The engine wiring harness that runs down by the upstrean 02 on the driver's side has melted together. It runs back behind the engine and firewall and this baby is one tight fit. This part of th...
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1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GCDC14K3K
HELP!!! This truck is killing us! Problem is put under load (2nd gear or 3rd chugging up a hill) truck will miss like a plug wire! Hooked up scope and patterns are great! So checked fuel pressure its ok new plugs wires cap rotor dist.x2 ignition modx2 drove wi...
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2004 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Fuel Fill VIN: 1GCDT13X14
Customer says truck will not take gas. From what i have found its in the fill neck and the anti syphon valve. Has any one seen this and is there a fix. Thank you
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2005 Chevrolet Uplander 3.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GNDV03L15
Customer complaining that vehicle would stall randomly after 15 min or so of driving. i checked everything from fuel pressure to crankshaft sensor and camshaft sensor and they were all giving me a perfect reading! on a test drive the vehicle stalled a few time...
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2012 Chevrolet Express 3500 LT 6.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GAZG1FGXC
Van came into shop with problem of dying out 3 times up at 8k foot level at Mauna Kea. Pulled codes P0332, P0336 P0341. Van starts fine, idles fine, but as soon as you put it in gear and under load it hesitates. More gas you try to feed the worse it gets. You... Trouble codes: P0332 (Knock sensor 2 signal low voltage), P0336 (Ckp sensor a 18/24x signal performance), P0341 (Cmp sensor circuit signal performance)
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2006 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2A4GP44R46
Hey guys, this town and country came in from another shop after having 2 cam sensors replaced. It had p0016, p0340, and p0344 stored in it. When the vehicle gets hot it sputters like fuel cut under load, it's driveable under very light load. I verified 5v supp... Trouble codes: P0340, P0344, P0016
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2008 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Touring 3.8L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2A8HR54P98
this van runs fine at idle but when i test drive it and punch the gas it wil buck and turn the traction control light on and set codes p0300 p0339 p01128. and some times just stall at a light but it restarts right away. i followed the TSB and no good i install... Trouble codes: P0300, P0339, P1128
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2002 Dodge Durango Sport 4.7L Brake Lights,Turn Signals,Hazards,Starter VIN: 1B4HS38N92
After replacing brake light switch(yes,i installed it properly,did not try to reinstall old one),i now have a vehicle that has turn signals on left side only,hazards on left side only,and no starter with the key.i have tried numerous combination flashers,timer...
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2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L 1-2 3-4 shift VIN: 3D7LU38C03
truck will delay up shift when hot to approx. 2500 rpms. can make it not shift properly by stopping and shifting to rev. then have to stop turn off restart shifts fine thanks in advance Donnie [...]
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2009 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L Tail gate VIN: 2D8HN54129
I have a customer that is in need of a power tailgate for her van. She has injured her shoulder and is no longer able to operate the tailgate manually. From my understanding, this was a factory option for this van in this year Is it possible to purchase the t...
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2010 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 2D4RN5D11A
I have this caravan throwing a P1128, closed loop fueling not achieved bank 1. I have gone down the diagnostic flow chart up and down and have not gotten rid of this code. It does have really high miles and drives normally. I have pretty much changed everythin...
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2010 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L limp home when hot, intermittent shudder in revers VIN: 2D4RN5D19A
This is Fred's personal dog limo. We are by no means a transmission shop. All of a sudden it starts going into limp home, stuck in 2nd, MIL on. Pulled codes P0734, P0792 yesterday, cleared them, Fred drove with me scanning, never acted up. Today it sets four c...
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1992 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L Ignition VIN: 1FACP40M2N
The car has injector pulse and spark coming off the coil ( although it seems weak). It won't start with the key but when I turn the key to run and jump it from the starter solenoid on the fender it starts right up. Something is loosing power when the key is in...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L transmission VIN: 1FMZU73E92
hi i have a 2002 explorer 4x4 that i just bought. the car drives fine but it shifts late at times and the trans oil is leaking from the vent hose i thought it was my pump seal so i changed that, i had drained the torque converter and transmission and put nine ...
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2003 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L 3 &4 shift VIN: 1FAHP60A73
this t-bird is jumping when shift from second to third and jerking at four when it come to five driving normal,replace a remain transmission it is same problem ,no code at all in ecm please help
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2003 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAFP36323
Welcome to my nightmare. My customer has found this gem on Craig's list, so we have no history to look at. The vehicle was brought in for a A/C service, a used car inspection and to diagnose an intermittent stalling when hot. I hate to characterize people, bu... Trouble codes: P1000 (Custromer replaced the battery before bringing it in but it passed the state emissions test my state will not pass it unless the flags are set and there are no codes.), B1499 (Left turn signal fault), B1503 (Right turn signal fault), B1318 (Low battery - Air bag memory.)
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2004 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Output Speed Sensor
This Focus came into the shop a few weeks ago with no third gear, and no 4th gear. We pulled and rebuilt the trans. Full overhaul, converter, clutches, pistons, band and some valve body work. Installed it and took it for a ride. Not long we realized that the d...
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2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5L compressor clutch VIN: 1FMCU0D79A
Hello all I have a 2009 ford escape with a repeat ac compressor clutch issue. Vehicle came in 3 may be 4 weeks ago with non functioning ac clutch other than the initial activation, then it would not come on again unless the vehicle was restarted. Has power and...
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2007 GMC Sierra 1500 Classic SL 4.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2GTEC13VX7
Customer stated he stopped at a tollbooth and when he tried to accel back onto turnpike vehicle hesitated and started clattering. I have verified customers concern. vehicle will sometimes start fine and run halfway decent but with a clattering sound on accel. ...
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2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Thermal limiter VIN: 2HGES16533
I have diagnosed a open thermal limiter in the a/c compressor of this vehicle, first one I will be changing, does the refrigerent have to be recovered or is that part of the compressor body closed to refrigerent?
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2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: KMHDN46D14
The car came to me for the first time. The customer said it cut off and would not start and that the same thing happend 2 years ago.i do not have fire at the plug or comeing out of the coil pack. I have tried a new crank sensor. & checked all wireing that i ca...
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2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L dual coolant valve VIN: SAJEA01U43
Happy 4th guys I have this Jag hear that I had no cold air blowing out vents. With the control set to cold ac preshers were good after some studding the system found that the dual coolant valve was not working. With the heater hoses pinched off I would get goo...
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2005 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Power Window, Radio , Wipers
Jeep came in to shop power windows radio and horn door locks and sun roof did not work we found that the power window relay had been burn inside the junction box we tried to get a new one but on back order we waited for 3 mo. Still on back order we found a use...
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2007 Lexus ES350 3.5L Trans temp sensor
Hello everyone, 07' ES 350 the symptom is decreased shifting quality and timing together with check engine light on for shorts periods of time while driving. Could not duplicate any of these symptoms and engine light wasn't on when it came to the shop, reading...
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Overheating VIN: 1LNHM87A3Y
Vehicle has long history of multiple cooling system issues. Over past few months vehicle has been intermittently overheating at idle and with air conditioning on. First couple visits we could never duplicate overheat condition. Now that weather is hot again ve...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L air bag VIN: WDBLJ65G72
Car came from a body shop. air bags never deployed. SRS lamp wont go out. I keep getting code 034 Programming does not correspond to vehicle equiptment. I tried to reprogram the module multiple times without any sucess. I dont know what to do at this point sho...
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2008 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 6.3L ride control VIN: WDDNG77X18
hi guys i have this car in our shop and the Customer complaint that the suspension too Height so we code (1397 no can message was received from control unit N51 Airmatic with ADS control module or N51/2 ABC control module)and we found water in the passenger fo...
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2008 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L No scan tool communication VIN: 4M2EU37E08
Car starts and runs fine. Customer took car to dealership about transmission shifting issue, and they were seeking to charge upwards of $4,000. So car was towed to us, and we test drove to check issue. Vehicle is shifting late, so we attempted to connect the c...
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2001 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Compressor Clutch VIN: 1N6ED27Y51
This A/C will not always engage. Sometimes it will come on right away and sometimes the customer drives 40 miles before it will engage. No codes set. I replaced the trinary switch and wiggle tested wiring and connectors. Any help or suggestions appreciated. T...
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2000 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L head lights/day time running lights VIN: 1G2JB5245Y
I have checked connector c101 and all the splices related to the daytime running lights and the low beams. the high beams do work. what could i be missing. any help would be great.
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2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G2WS52245
This engine cuts out, quits no warning while driving. We have clocked it at 13 to 16 min.s into a drive from a cold start. We did a "re-flash" the PCM as we thought it might have gotten "scrambled" somehow. ( we have seen other GM products in the past have som...
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2010 Suzuki Kizashi SE 2.4L No Start VIN: JS2RE9A38A
Thank you guys for taking the time to read this. Car was brought in with a/c not cooling. Hooked a/c machine, recovered, vacuumed, and recharged. a/c compressor still inoperative. checked fuses. pulled 10 amp a/c fuse in underhood fuse panel. was blown. replac... Trouble codes: P0703 (Brake switch b circuit), U0100 (Lost Communication with ecm)
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2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L evop monitor VIN: 4T1BF28B41
have completed drive cycle many time all monitors show complete except evap
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2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L cooling fan VIN: 3VWCD31Y84
Okay VW experts, this ones for you! This 2004 New Beetle came into our shop with the customer complaint of the cooling fans NOT staying on after the engine is off. This is a turbo car so the fans usually stay on for a few minutes after shut down. The customer ...
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2008 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L No Start VIN: YV1RH59298
This Volvo was driven in with the complaint of intermittant crank/no start. We have verified a hard start like out of time. Intermittantly the tachomoter will jump to like 4000 RPM when cranking. Volvo reference sensor provided no help. At times the cooling fa... Trouble codes: ECM50
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Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Mechanical VIN: WAUDG74F45
I want to thank all who responded and we are repairing the car as I am typing thanks again, it seems that it all depends who you talk to as to labor time for thgis job but one side only took 1 hour the other side looks a little more problimatic
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2006 BMW 330i 3.0L Reverse Lights
HELLO EVERYONE I HAVE SNAP ON VERUS PRO, I SCAN,BOSCH KTS 340 ALL UP TO DATE SOFTWARE NONE OF THEM ARE CAPABLE TO TEST THE BUS SIGNAL FROM TRANSMISSION HOWEVER THEY CAN MONITOR THE TCM GEAR POSITION ,AND THEY CAN COMMAND COMPONENTS FROM LIGHT CONTROL MODULE O...
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L master VIN: 1GCEK19R6W
I THANK EVERY ONE WHO REPLIED TO ME I AGREE WITH MOST OF YOU IT IS A BILT IN PROBLEM FROM GM & CAN'T BE FIXED WITHOUT REPLACING THE WHOLE BRAKE SYSTEM. WELL I THANK EVERT ONE.CHARLES
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2006 Chevrolet Uplander LT 3.9L pressure control VIN: 1GNDV33116
well got this one fixed, found out the 3 dealerships in this area dont have a clue and must work off faith and glory. ended up being the fuel pump. had good pressure and lacked volume, so the lean condition had the pcm jack the pcs straight to 0.0amps. thanks ...
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Classic LS 6.6L Right rear caliper VIN: 1GCHK23D87
Sorry for the delay, had a unexpected trip that had to be made. the truck appears to be fixed. We replaced the ABS module. I guess when the front bakes were replaced at the other shop they pushed trash back into the module when pushing the caliper pistons back...
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2012 Chrysler 200 (Car) Limited 3.6L Shift VIN: 1C3CCBCG0C
We have a few people we know that have this same make/model and seem to have the same complaint about the shift. We have not had time to go to another dealership and test drive another one. We are just going to have to drive it for now and see what happens a...
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1999 Dodge Dakota 5.2L Air conditioner VIN: 1B7GG22Y2X
This turned out to be the Evaporator Core. Even though the OEM and Aftermarket looked identical in everyway, putting in an OEM corrected the problem. I don't know if there was a problem with the aftermarket part but instead of taking the chance, we opted to pu...
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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Mechanical VIN: 3B7KF2660X
Well I got another ecm and it works great. Thanks for help guys
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMZA5145X
All the basics were covered in the replies and I performed all of these before I posted for help. The replies mainly went in a direction of check for vacuum leaks cloged egr ports, leaking isolator bolts, fuel psi, ignition system,maf and iac.
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2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14U62
A great thank you for all who replied. Well this Ranger is fixed. Repair history is such a valuable tool. Turns out this truck had a used engine installed long ago. When the engine was installed the person who did the work failed to reuse the customers fuel in... Trouble codes: P0172 (Bank 1 Rich), P0175 (Bank 2 Rich).
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1992 Geo Tracker 1.6L No Start VIN: 2CNBE18U2N
I removed the ECM cover and found a burned circuit board in the corner near the green connector - as predicted by several responders! It seems the injector circuit on these single injector cars is a weak point. Larry [...] has replaced the ECM on one of these...
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2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L 1-2 shift
I wanted to thank everyone for the replies. The problem was the linear solenoid. It wasnt releasing fressure for the disengaging clutch which resulted in a tie up condition with the first and second clutches.
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1994 Jaguar XJS 4.0L convertible VIN: SAJNX2745R
sorry for the delay this one is fix i forget to mention that the car handbrake light was on all along so after we service that and the light went off that was when we notice the top was not working. it was allowing the top to function by default. Pull up the ...
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Engine VIN: 1J4GW48S2Y
Alternator was overcharging because bad PCM. Replaced PCM by a brand new aftermarket and now all works good. Thanks to all of you for help!!
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2005 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on
Thanks to all who replay.Fix was GR wire on TB connector.I measure 0.2-2.1V connected.That was to low(big voltage drop).Check continuity on that wire,and lost that somewhere under battery harness. I run another wire from PCM car run fine. Thanks again. Aleks Trouble codes: P2107 (throttle actator control module procesor).
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2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33475
As stated the car would not release the code after the 02 repair. After much research and suggestions from others the adaptation has to be reset. Unfortunately Crap-On scan tools both Solus and Verus are unable to reset the adaptation values (so happy about t... Trouble codes: P2096 (Post Catalyst Fuel Trim lean bank 1).
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2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF73567
Thanks for the input on this one. I tested the throttle valve motor for amperage and found an issue with what looked to be a 2 bad commutators on the motor. Every time the throttle valve position signal went all over the amperage drop-outs were right before ... Trouble codes: 2B2B, 2B1D.
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2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41E94
Thanks for the help guys. I found the m80 ground behind the glove box. I cleaned it up and car runs good. Trouble codes: P1564 (ASCD Switch voltage signal out of range), P0118 (coolant temp circuit signal high), P0223 (TP sensor 1 circuit high voltage), P0123 (TPS or APP sensor high volts/open), P0113 (intake air temp signal high), P1800 (VIAS control solenoid valve circuit open).
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2007 Nissan Sentra SL 2.0L air bag VIN: 3N1AB61E77
first of all thank you charles and kenneth for your replies. . i removed the clockspring and did indeed find a open in one leg of it. replaced clockspring and all is good. i did find out just how poor nissan's repair info was and decided that i will not be o...
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1988 Pontiac Grand Prix LE 2.8L engine VIN: 162WJ14W1J
thank all, your all were on the money on injector ristance, very back inj, 0 ohms...2 low 7.5,,,should all be 12.5 ohms,,,junk yard ohm metter time at the local pull a part many thanks
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1998 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 2G2FV22G4W
I replace the fuel regulator and it ran good for 100 miles . Then it pushed the o ring out at the regulator. Talk to the owner and replaced the fuel pump with a new Delphi. That fixed the problem. i believe the last shop who worked on this tried to take the f...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G2WK52J91
After Tracing the harness found many bare wires near radiator support all oil soaked in wire loom. repaired wires seems o.k. now. thanks for all the info!
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2006 Pontiac Solstice 2.4L Engine VIN: 1G2MB33B26
Well this fix was too easy. The timing cover removal is a very easy procedure, nothing tricky. The tensioner is right there easy to remove, and a 90 degree turn of the pluger will reset it. I used a left over pin from a timing belt tensioner to hold it down. R...
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2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Runs lean VIN: YS3ED45E6Y
Thanks everybody. I found an air leak finally by the turbo intercooler, which once fixed solved the issue. The EVAP valve was fine and the timing was set properly. Trouble codes: P1171 (Short term fuel trim to max too lean).
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2008 Toyota Solara Sport 3.3L Sensor VIN: 4T1FA38PX8
I LOOKED AT SCAN DATA AND NOTICED I WAS NOT GETTING A READING FROM ONE OF THE SENSORS.I THEN STARTED TO LET AIR OUT OF TIRES ONE BY ONE TO SEE WHICH TIRE IT WAS.AFTER FINDING THE TIRE CAUSING THE NO SIGNAL I BROKE THAT TIRE DOWN AND RECORDED THE NUMBER ON THE ...
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