bmdouble

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Senior Master Ford technician,hybrid vehicle certified,20yrs exp. specializing in electrical,driveability repairs.
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Question Answered: On occasion, when coming to a stop, with my foot on the brake, the car surges.
November 08, 2013, 09:05 PM
Have replaced a TON of throttle position sensors for this EXACT issue.the sensor will get a bad spot in it and tell the pcm a higher voltage than what it should.Most of the time it will not set a code,this is an "in spec failure"
Question Answered: Engine is idling rough and check engine light on Codes:P0351,P0350,P0301,P0174
November 08, 2013, 09:00 PM
I'll give you the flat rate tech's most probable cause checklist, check the wires at the connector at the coil specifically the wire that controls #1 cyl firing,you'll need a wire diagram for this. make sure the wire is not broken,it'll feel like stretch armstrong's finger if the wire is broken at the connector.if that feels normal, connect a test light with the clip on the batt. positive terminal and probe the pin in the coil connector while someone cranks it,should flash.if no flash then ohm the wire between the coil and the pcm for open circuits,if no flash and good circuit then you have a faulty pcm driver. if the circuit is open,just backtrack until you find it.good luck
Question Answered: Check Charging System displayed
November 08, 2013, 08:49 PM
make sure and check related fuse
Question Answered: 1999 f250 v10 how do i get the service light to go out after changing oil etc.
November 08, 2013, 08:47 PM
are you talking about the service engine soon light? if so you will need to take it to a shop and get it scanned and find out what code you have and go from there.
Question Answered: factory alarm system keeps going off
July 03, 2013, 04:14 PM
The easiest and first thing to check is to make sure your battery state of charge and the connections on the battery are good and clean.Another thing to check is the door ajar switches are good,a bad door ajar switch will trigger an alarm event much like someone opening a door without disarming.
Question Answered: major service requirements at 105,000 miles. Front/rearl differentials?
February 27, 2013, 01:47 PM
At 100k I flush all fluids of a vehicle.Some manufacturers suggest it a different intervals,but those intervals are put in place by pencil pushing engineers that have never had grease under their nails.It never hurts to change fluids.
Question Answered: Twice the engine light came on and was checked and repaired.
February 27, 2013, 01:38 PM
It definitely does not look good for the repair shop.Sometimes there are subsequent failures when repairing a vehicle,meaning when you fix one problem another problem that was there before can show it's ugly face only after you have fixed the first thing.But 3 times does not sound right.
Question Answered: What should be done for a 30000 mile check up?
February 27, 2013, 01:35 PM
It depends on the vehicle,but for the most part a coolant flush,trans service,rotate tires,inspect brakes,fuel filter,air filter,top all fluids,and an overall vehicle inspection.
Question Answered: My car wont start as well. I turn the key and only get a click.
February 27, 2013, 07:38 AM
The easiest thing to try is giving the starter a whack with a wrench.I've rescued many folks at the stores,homes,etc with this old school method.If it starts head to your nearest parts store and get a good starter.If not,then you'll need to dig further and diagnose.
Question Answered: What could be causing my car to not start?
February 27, 2013, 07:35 AM
A possibility is the ignition switch,not the part you put your key in but the electrical part behind it that sends voltage to the relay and starter.They are known issue with BMWs.Have someone check voltage at the starter while you turn the key to the start position.And while they are down there have them tap on the starter with a large wrench,if the starter is faulty most of the time tapping on it while you turn the key will get things cranking.good luck,let us know what you find.
Problem Reported: Intermittent high idle due to TPS faliure
December 08, 2013, 10:46 PM
Problem Reported: Humming noise from intake due to Faulty IAC
December 08, 2013, 09:56 PM
Problem Reported: Interior lights inop due to short in wiring
December 08, 2013, 08:39 PM
Problem Reported: Fuel filling issues due to manufacturing defect in fuel tank
December 07, 2013, 10:51 PM

According to TSB 05-15-12

Some 2005 Mustang vehicles built before 4/26/2005, may exhibit the fuel tank being slow or difficult to fill. The condition may be described as, repeated rapid shut-offs of the filling station pump nozzle, or multiple nozzle shut-offs when attempting to fill the fuel tank. The condition may be due to the tank vapor venting system inside the fuel tank.

Some pump nozzle shut-offs may be due to the filling station pump delivering the fuel too quickly. This is normal.

A new fuel tank with a revised design is available.

Problem Reported: No start and theft light flashing, due to damaged wiring.
November 19, 2013, 11:55 AM
Problem Reported: power window pops when going up
November 16, 2013, 10:49 PM
Problem Reported: Engine stalling intermittently, due to faulty crank sensor
November 16, 2013, 08:46 PM
Problem Reported: engine oil leaks
November 16, 2013, 08:41 PM
Car Review: 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid
August 18, 2010, 09:57 PM
only a couple of issues,1. coolant pump failure. 2. auxiliary blend door actuator failure. both issues will cause vehicle to enter failure management mode,wrench light on,vehicle will barely move.other than these concerns,the only thing I do on these vehicles is scheduled maintenance.
Car Review: 1999 BMW 528i
August 11, 2010, 09:26 PM
Have had minor problems which were resolved inexpensively.car handles as if it were 1000lbs lighter than it actually is.great gas mileage,timeless looks,and very fun to drive!
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