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2000 Acura EL 1.6L low power
2000 acura 1.6 el. Low power at all speeds. Starts very well, idles smooth, no codes, decent mileage. Vehicle seems to be lacking power at all speeds. Very noticeable on hills. I drive a 93 civic sedan 1.5l auto non-VTEC, and it will run circles around th...
2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Drivetrain VIN: WA1YD64B42
Hello Audi Techs, We have got a winner and nothing less of course. We have got a vibration at 75 and beyond, especially on long ascending roads. We have replaced the engine mounts, transmission mounts (all of them)The crack pulley we have watched while the eng...
2007 BMW 750Li 4.8L wont accept fuel VIN: WBAHN83577
OK BMW techs, got an easy one(I hope)... I have this 07 750i that the customer states "wont accept more that 2 gallons of fuel at the gas pump". I verified the concern and started checkout. No codes present. Removed left side fuel module from under the passeng...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNDT13W1T
This vehicle runs perfect, most of the time. Only acts up after sitting all night. Once fully warmed up and driven for approx. 20 min all symptoms go away. No symptoms after sitting all day, has to be overnight. All fluids full, nothing leaking into the combus...
2008 Chrysler 300 (Car) Limited 3.5L Starter VIN: 2C3LK33G58
Vehicle is a no crank no start at times. It takes anywhere from 30 seconds to several minutes of trying to get the vehicle to turn over when condition occurs. I have tested the starting system. Found a lack of power and ground to control side of starter relay....
1995 Ford F-250 Eddie Bauer 7.3L trans shifting VIN: 1FTHF26FXS
Speedometer and odometer do not work. Transmission started to shift very erractic when this happened. Sent speedo head to the ford dealer, nothing wrong. Requested a rebuilt to be sent back. Installed rebuilt today, and am right back where I started-no speed o...
1993 GMC K1500 Sierra SLE 5.7L Transmission VIN: 2GTEK19K7P
truck takes off from o mph in second or power unless u pull selector manually n takes off a little better.shifts one time a/45/50 mph.was low on fluid three qts but fluid looks fair.thinking needs some electrical back n missing voltage to transmission
1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: 1HGEJ8148X
Group I hope a Honda expert can help me. I am having hell with trying to diagnose a hot no start. Vehicle if driven around for 30 minutes or so will not start on cranking after it sits for 15 -20 minutes. I have verified it is getting fuel and it has no spark ...
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1ZWFT61L6Y
I am having a problem finding the correct fuel pump for this car. It has the module that locks to the bottom of the tank and does not have metal support rods. My parts place gave me a pump for module with support rods and obviously that has given me my driveab...
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33463
This is my wife's car, so you know how that goes. Car will turn the DSC, MIL and EML lamps and car will go into limp mode. Only exits limp mode if you turn car completely off and restart. Not sure where to turn to with this code. I have looked at wiring dia... Trouble codes: P0642 (Sensor Voltage Low)
2002 Mitsubishi Pajero 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, blowing grey smoke
Hello fellow technicians would really appreciate some direction on fixing this vehicle. Customer compliant is rough idle & blowing smoke after warm up. The problem happens intermittently but the engine has to be warm. the MIL light comes on with the above-ment... Trouble codes: 31 (CAN communications fault), 51 (EGR position sensor fault), 52 (Variable geometry turbo boost sensor fault)
1994 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Stall VIN: 4TARN81A7R
The truck was running very poorly and runs too rich with rotten smell. Thick carbon built up inside the throttle body. low on oil and black, dirty air filter. Compression is 120+/- 10 psi, smoke test pass, fuel pressure 35 psi idle, 45 psi key on, perform thro... Trouble codes: 25 (Air fuel ratio lean), 31 (Air flow meter circuit)
1983 Volkswagen Quantum 1.7L No Start VIN: WVWFHU327D
Car would originally start with a squirt of starting fluid tried adding supply pump to fuel up injector pump no change, does not seem to bleed fuel from injector lines there are no books available on this old girl was hoping someone could dust off some manuals...

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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Abs/Dsc VIN: 5UXFA53592
Thanx everyone again. I sent the module out for repair to Module Masters (found them here), reinstalled, and cleared codes. Everything working ok with all data checks performed. I know from experience that this is a common problem with these vehicles but IATN ...
2006 Cadillac STS 3.6L Check Engine Light VIN: 1G6DW67766
I thank all that reply to my request. Majority of you say the problem is the body control module. I used the Snap-On Verus Scan tool to check all the body control module that were all in the scan tool. I found the problem in Keyless module (B1440)Mismatch bet...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21P95
Pulled the pump cover off and saw that it didn't have updated fitting. Replaced fitting, dummy plugs and feed tubes. Still no icp pressure. Replaced hpop. Started and ran for 30 mins. and died. No icp pressure. Pulled ipr and no debris on screen. Air tes...
2007 Hummer H3 3.7L a/c compressor VIN: 5GTDN13E97
Thanks for all of the information. It was the evap temp sensor. You can not read the temp on any scan tool and no codes. We measured the resistance at the temp HVAC control module and it was out of spec. Thanks Doug for the proper resistance values, I coul...
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Engine VIN: 1NXBR12E11
We fixed this one by having the short block rebuilt, since the customer had invested into having a head job done awhile back, he didn't want to lose what he already put in. Upon cylinder head removal, we found excessive piston to cylinder wall clearance (mach...
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