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1997 Audi A6 2.8L Unknown VIN: WAUJC84A7W
Hello group, I have the above listed Audi A6 Quatro 2.8 in the shop with an AC problem. The problem seems to be in the control circuitry, since when I “jumper the Compressor I get excellent cooling from the AC. This is the “story". Client purchased the car...
1993 BMW 525i 2.5L no start VIN: WBAHD8314P
This car came in with an unusual complaint. When driving home at night, the owner pulled into his driveway and shut off the car. Directly the lights began flashing and the vehicle cranked over but would not restart. He unhooked the battery and when he hooked ...
1990 Buick Electra Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L electro/hydraulic VIN: 1G4CU54C1L
this car has no vacuum booster . it has some kind of electric brake system in addition to the abs system . the main customer complaint was that excessive pressure is needed to stop vehicle & panic stops impossible . i have drove vehicle & at times it felt like...
1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L No Start VIN: 1G6CD533OL
this car towed in off interstate abandoned car tow co. owner acquired title trying to get car running had broken steering column to start car must have been stolen car has vats system by-passed starting circuit at pass key decoder module under rh side of dash ...
1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G6CD53B8N
car failed texas emissions test very bad low speed- hc 216 co 7.70 c02 10.6 o2 .2 nox 183 high speed hc 222 co 7.90 co2 10.5 o2 .2 nox 297 dilution was 18.4 car rans fine all the time no missing notting it smell bad like sulfur it has a lot of miles (170,00) a...
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L No Start VIN: 1G6KD54Y9W
after many hours of testing. we found that disconnecting the (a) crank sensor allowed engine to run!we changed the sensor with the same problem!there is two sensors and switching them made no difference! we had a chrysler product 2001 dodge intrepid and there ... Trouble codes: P0322 (no engine speed sensor 4x), P1524 (tps code / positon not learned), P1320 (ignition control module has not recieved 44x signal), P0207 (injector problem)
1966 Chevrolet Corvette 427CID AC charge VIN: 194676S122
Looking for repair advice on this one. This is a completed, frame-off restoration in excellent condition. This is a factory AC system, R12 of course, with no refrigerant in it . Most of the components appear to be new, as does everything else on the car. Has a...
1992 Chevrolet G20 Sportvan 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: 2GGEG25K7N
this van is killing us, the ecm is commanding the egr valve open as soon as the van is put into gear and the throttle is opened. it dosent do anything funny untill it warms up. the egr valve is original and passes all the tests in alldata, the solenoid has goo...
1992 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1JF14T2N
ok guys can not figure this one out best part about it is my sons car hahaha ok been doing this for about 19 years this thing is makeing me crazy . here we go this thing runs good hot when it warms up is run great but stone cold it will not idle at all untill ...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L Stall VIN: 4G1JF3241T
This is a convertible and was parked in the owners shop over the winter due to a bad top. Ran fine when it was parked, no mil light. Battery was still up 2 weeks ago when they tried to start it. Started right up but would die after 3-4 seconds and anti theft l... Trouble codes: P0107 (map sendor low input), P0122 (tps low input), P0753 (shift solenoid a), P0758 (shift solenoid b)
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban LS 5.7L trans. case VIN: 1GNFK16R8V
After driving about 15 minutes, a whine slowly develops at about 65 mph that after extensive testing we found that by engaging 4wd and then engaging 2wd the whine will go away for about 15 minutes and then slowly come in again. Also, when re-engaging 2wd, it t...
1997 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L engine, camshaft VIN: 1G1NE52M6V
vehicle came in customer said that vehicle lost power and cut off, removed valve covers and discovered that rockers for cylinders 3 & 5 and 4 & 6 were not moving. we have seen this before on another malibu same year and configuration, we suspect that as before...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19M8W
this is the boss' truck and when he tows a boat or camper on any kind of pull or locked in cruise it throws a missfire light. the only thing thats not new in this truck is the engine itself. if anyone has seen this any help is greatly apreciated. Trouble codes: P0300
1999 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 7.4L Rear shoes VIN: 1GNGK26JXX
Brakes will get very "grabby", customer will bring truck in fro rear brake adjustment and everything is fine for a couple of months. Then same thing. We have double checked installation several times. With drum off, brakes can be applied to point before wheel ...
1999 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L MIL Lamp on, BOGS OR SLIPPAGE VIN: 2G1WL52MX9
Customer complaint was originally possible transmission slippage only when it rains. Ignition system and entire engine was sprayed heavily with water, power braked and driven. Checked ALLDATA for bulletins and IATN. Could not duplicate problem. No engine or tr... Trouble codes: P0502 (vss signal low)
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Fuel Pressure Regulator VIN: 3GNFK16R0X
Hi guys, Gotta wierd one here, this sub came in rattlin' like hell when cold, would stop after 15 minutes of driving. Found 6 collapsed lifters, so replaced them all. After reassembly, the clatter is gone, but the fuel pressure regulator is buzzing LOUDLY! Ve...
1992 Dodge B250 5.2L Brake Peddle VIN: 2B6HB21Y2N
Hello All Working on a 92 Dodge Ram 250 that has a brake peddle fading when lightly applied at a stop. The master cylinder was leaking brake fluid into the booster so both were replaced and system completely bled but this did not resolve the brake fade. Block...
1994 Dodge Dakota 3.9L overdrive VIN: 1B7GG23X5R
Does any one have any suggestions - i have done what i can and am going to be removing valve body and replacing od/tcc solenoids and inspecting valve body to ensure the valves and shuttles are in the right spot. When i replaced the pcm - the tcc started worki...
1995 Dodge Neon 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES27C1S
Hello group, this neon came to me from another tech, it has a P0401 code in it that is intermittent and comes back after approx 300 miles I have ran the egr test with the DRB and all looks good. When you run the test you can see the stem of the valve move and ... Trouble codes: P0401
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Steering Pump VIN: 1FRO9087E6
Hello All.We had this pickup come in with power steering leak between pump and vacume pump.We replaced pump with rebuilt unit.{have changed many before}After starting we now have engine oil leak at the vacume pump.I assume we have damaged seal on installation....
1998 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Manual HVAC VIN: 2B3HD46R8W
Got a real headache..vehicle and customer wise. Climate control stuck on defrost only with no temp control. Would not go into calibration and after running trouble trees everything pointed at control head. Installed new head and it will now go through recalibr...
1999 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES46C9Y
Hi, got a neon with a code p0743, torque converter clutch. I don't know much about transmission. I was wonder if the tranny pan was remove, could it be corrected by replacing some solenoids or fix something in there to turn off the MIL light. Thanks alots
1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FALP5741P
New pump was installed one week ago. The vehicle will run aprox 50 miles. When the customer turns the engine off it will not restart. There is no fuel pressure. let sit for 1 hour then restart and can drive all day until turn off then it wont restart vehicle h...
1994 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FARP15J2R
vehicle will start and stalls right away. You have to hold throttle, or disconect IAC motor to keep it running. When IAC is disconnected it will idle for a couple minutes but eventually will start to stall. this vehicle has been checked by several techs. I hav... Trouble codes: 157 (mass air flow sensor circuit below minimum voltage), 159 (mass air flow sensor higher or lower than expected)
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDKE30F3S
Hello. I need help from a Power Stroke Pro. I’ve got a problem child here. It came in several months ago with a “power loss problem" during my inspection I found the bolts on both intake manifolds were loose (all of them), one exhaust doughnut from the manifol... Trouble codes: P1211 (injector control pressure out of range), P0340
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L Hesitation, Misfire, low power VIN: 1FTEX14N3S
First off the complaint - no power and misses under load. The idle is rough but not a dead cylinder rough idle. Under load there is a severe lose of power and pings sometimes(when you put the pedal to the floor mostly). It's not just 1 cylinder it feels to me ...
1995 Ford Windstar 3.8L Mechanical
i did a head job on a 1995 ford windstar after finishing the work car is working well no more over heating . but there is a new problem van don't start some time when it is cold i did look for cod's did see nothing and i didi change the coil the modugle but it...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L engine VIN: 1FTHX26G7T
This is very strange. The customer, a farmer/rancher, complains that after the truck is at operating temp, the vehicle lacks power in reverse. He apparently gets into some situations where he needs to back up an incline or ditch. After driving the truck, I agr...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTHF36G9V
This F350 has reasonable performance. With IBOB installed I have executed the usual Ford checks, resistances, scoping of map, injectors, tps, ect and the like. Cleaned the ground cable at block even while seeing good grounds through volt drop testing at IBOB. ...
1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on, p1506 idle high
mil coms on after a 50 mile drive p1506 cked all idle circuit areas any help would be greatfull Trouble codes: P1506
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L surging/overdrive VIN: 1FTRF17W3Y
this truck has a distinct surge when it goes into overdrive. Customer has replaced plugs...same problem. Fuel pressure good. Trans fluid level/condition are good. There are no current or pending codes...Sure could use some input on this one...customer will ret...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L radio VIN: 1FTRW07692
After shutting vehicle off and exiting vehicle, radio and A/C fan comes on intermittently. Gem module did not change. Behaves like a bad ground, but none found. Any ideas?
1990 GMC K1500 Sierra 5.0L brakes VIN: 2GCDK14H2L
new master has been installed, 80% front and back linings rear shoes adjusted.blead system a number of times. customer compaines the light on and the peddle fades to the floor. onroad test the peddle is fine but the light comes on when brakes are hot. cus has...
1990 GMC K1500 Sierra 5.0L brakes VIN: 2GCDK14H2L
new master has been installed, 80% front and back linings rear shoes adjusted.blead system a number of times. customer compaines the light on and the peddle fades to the floor. onroad test the peddle is fine but the light comes on when brakes are hot. cus has...
2000 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L Heater box VIN: 1GKEK13TYJ
Hi guys, this Yukon came in December with the customer complaining of cold air blowing on the passengers feet. The air seems to be coming from under the dash and not the vents. This condition occurs when the heater controls are set in fresh air mode. The cust...
1986 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JHMBA5449G
I have both a 1986 and 1987 Honda Acoord LXi (fuel injected engines). Upon warm up, the idle wil rev, up-and-down, between 1000 and 1500 rpm. This does not occur all the time. I have heard that Hondas tend to do this. Does anyone know why these cars will idle ...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1JEEPWITHP
How do you test for a bad cooling fan relay with out accessing it because its a pain . When I command cooling fan to turn on, PCM makes wining noise and fan dose not work . Pcm puts out pulse width modulated signal to coolant fan module then module knows what ...
1996 Lexus SC400 4.0L alternator VIN: JT8CH32YXT
Hello Lexus techs! Battery died on road. Customer replaced it (wrong battery). Went dead again. Drove in, died in parking lot. Charging rate is erratic--mostly around 12.3v.I tapped on alternator once and it started charging again--up to 14 v. Then dropped bac...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L convertor/front pump seal VIN: JTGHF10U7X
We installed a used engine after the original engine developed a rod knock. The engine exchange went without incident and the vehicle was delivered. The vehicle returned a few days later with ATF pouring from the hub seal area. We had not removed the torque co...
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L transmission VIN: WDBFA63E7S
gentlemen, this sl has very abrupt shift points,especially 2-3 and even when you shift from reverse to drive and vice-versa. it also starts out in first gear from a stop always hot or cold. no codes are present and modulator function is a ok. any suggestions ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L left low beam VIN: WDBNG75J3Y
Hello, I have what you would think would be a simple problem the right side low beam is intermittently not working.I have replaced the left front SAM from a previous repair. At the time before this repair I had the problem with the low beam. The SAM was repla...
1988 Merkur Scorpio 2.9L Speed/Tach/Temp VIN: WF1BT81V2J
Hello- This Scorpio is kind of a pain. Customer was going to trade it off because it had been overheating according to the gauge, well they did not think to see if it was actually hot under the hood. It was not. Temp was normal under the hood. So we replaced ...
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L compressor VIN: 5N1ED28T3Y
The AC will come on and run then switch off then not come back on,other times just as it starts to get cold it will switch off then maybe switch back on,other time it will run just fine for a couple of days before messing up.the system is full of freon and the...
1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais SL 2.5L speedometer VIN: 1G3NT14U9J
customer complaint of speedo inoperative,analog dash. {"stopped just after completing our state IM240 test"}tested and verified vss signal to pcm,good/strong signal.verified vss signal from pcm to dash,good proper signal.checked pos/grnds at instrument panel,a...
2000 Plymouth Voyager 3.3L innop right front turn signal VIN: 2P4GP44R2X
Have this Plymouth van coming in for more electrical problems. This time-it;s the right front turn signal. The right fron turn signal will only work if the headlights are on. This van is coming in a few days. I always think it will be easy and simple. I though...
1989 Saab 9000 2.0L Stall VIN: YS3CL55L6K
This car has an intermittant stalling problem. By intermittant I mean once in every 20 stops. The engine will stall if while driving you downshift and at a stop take it out of gear. It will also stall at times if you simply take it out of gear and let the engi...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Transmission Control Unit VIN: 4S3BG685XW
Customer complained of the AT/TEMP Icon flashing. We found that with the key cycled to 'start' to run the engine, the AT/TEMP Icon would flash 16 times. Subaru does not acknowledge a code 16, which suggests it does not exist. Once the code flashes, the Icon go...
2003 Subaru impreza 2.0L clutch VIN: 1FLGD296X3
Car is not driven hard,I've been told that Subaru is having concerns with this clutch,is this true? I do not want to put another in and have a low mile failure.The clutch we put in was a master clutch kit (cust supplied).Are there concerns with clutch not full...
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Misfire VIN: JT3VN39W7S
This vehicle has a no load lean misfire off idle to 2000 RPM. The vehicle runs and drives great. If this is normal I would like some documentation from the IATN menbers if this in normal. I can get most of the missfire out by raising the fuel pressure or manua...

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1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6CD533XL
Hi Folks, Finally got this one fixed. Following one response email I did a voltage drop test from the negative of the battery to the ground wire at the ECM (Red with black stripe). With the ignition on there was a 5.6 volt drop. When the engine started it jump... Trouble codes: 41 (No reference pulses to ECM).
1992 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1G1JC144XN
First I wish to thank all 16 of you that replied to my help request. After much testing I decided to replace the ECM. Remans are hard to get, have to order them, no one stocks them locally. We picked up a used one from a wrecking yard and it has fixed this car...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L cylinder heads VIN: 1GNDT13W9V
Thank you to all that took the time to respond.Half of the responces said to use JB weld to repair the pitted areas, and half said to use just silicone. JB weld is a great repair for minor pitted areas that are surrounded by relatively sound metal. The pitted ...
1989 Dodge D250 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B6KEZ6Z8K
The truck kept acting up long enough for me to unplug the hall unit connector & trace it to that. So a new hall unit device for the distibutor and it is fixed. Thanks to all that replied
1990 Dodge Ramcharger 5.9L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: HJMAKEMSL5
I want to thank everyone who made their suggestions. Most of those, suggested to replace the cap, rotor and wires. That service was performed with no change. I finally removed the TPS, applied some cold air and sprayed a fine mist of water around it and ran a ...
1969 Ford F600 Dump .0L Rod bearing VIN: F6CEE93809
Hello Everyone! To ID these older Ford Heavy Duty engines one should look on the side of the block, under the drivers side cylinder head for a cubic inch number. Also a CI# is embossed under the valve covers, on the cylinder head. There is also a 'shine tag'...
1990 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FAPP9190L
Thanks to all that responded. 3 of you were concerned about the low vac. readings. All 3 live much closer to sea level than I do. The low vac. readings are pretty much average here. 2 replies were dead on. It was a bad injector. Stanley [...] posted a reply tha...
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L engine VIN: 1FALP5749R
cus took car after we told him the head was bad...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDV24E9V
thanks, we got lots of great replys but customer hasn't been back yet for us to ck it out thourghly Trouble codes: P0455 (evap large leak).
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMEU17L7V
Just got back into town due to a death of my father in law, whom I had been very close to. And I do apologize for my delay. What I had ultimately done was to rescope the crank sensor and found a bad pattern even though it was new. A new sensor was installed an...
1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Remote Trunk Opener VIN: 1FAFP13P5W
I appreciate the feedback providing ideas about how to fix the problem. A few ideas mentioned there may be a lockout switch preventing the switch from working like door lock switches that prevent children from opening doors. I checked the owner guide and with ...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L low power, pinging VIN: 1FMFU18L5W
Hello, After viewing engine data while driving in various conditions I noticed long term adaptation rising to about 17% on both banks. Since the engine ran great in open loop I decided to to ask for a parts warranty on the air mass meter purchased 3 mos. ago. ...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FMZU34E7W
Thanks to all of you who responded, first let me apologize for my typing error of 10' of vacuum, most of you realized that it was others left sarcastic comments. Anyways, those of you who were thinking torque converter were correct, I was leaning this way when...
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6639Y
Thanks for your attempts to help. The only reply I got that was in the right direction stated that there was a service bulletin on this problem. I had already been through the TSB procedures up to the point of needing to remove the transmission to inspect for ... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Sensor or Circuit Error), P0171 (System too lean), P1381 (VCT Overadvanced), P1780 (Trans Control Switch out of range).
2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L pinging VIN: 1FTYR10D93
I got a lot of replies, THANKS. Most said send it back to the dealer for reflashing, so that is what we did. Richard gave me a phone # 1-[...] for ford Customer relationship center that we gave to the custmer. Also a note the custmer has tryed differant...
1991 Honda Civic Si 1.6L No Start VIN: 2HGED7365M
Wow!! guess I wasn't the first to have a bad day because of a rebuilt distributor!!! the overwhelming response was that they aren't worth installing. I'm beginning to belive that they are rebuilt with low quality parts & shipped as soon as they appear to work....
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L timing chain VIN: SAJDAO1D1Y
thnaks for the help with this jag. retimed engine with right lock pin. engine running as it should now. thanks again for all the help!!
1988 Jeep Wrangler 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2J4FY59T6K
Hello everyone. Thanks for all the suggestions. I was able to finally fix this vehicle and wanted to wait a few days to be sure it was fixed. The problem ended up being a restriction in the idle circuit in the carburetor again. After trying a new ignition mo...
1996 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L Hesitation, loss of power VIN: 1J4FJ68S1T
This vehicle was starving for air, the cust. had stored a bottle of oil in front of the air cleaner and under hard acceleration it was being sucked over the intake opening of the air cleaner housing. Trouble codes: P0121.
1994 Lexus SC400 4.0L timing belt VIN: JT8CH32YXT
Most who replied agreed that the belt should be replaced at 90k miles. Raymond [...] suggested a rule of thumb is every 60k miles before '97 and every 90k miles for '98 up. Grant [...] recommends every 90k or 6 years. Or, he said, take off the driver side ac...
1993 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Air Suspension VIN: 1LNLM91V3P
Well; This one's fixed and gone. Customer is happy and that is what's really important anyway, isn't it? Thanks to KATO819, Chuck and Terry for their responses. They had some good suggestions, but this one wasnt inop due to natural causes. There were several a...
1969 Mercedes-Benz 1969 2.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1130441200
thanks to all who replied.adjuster had been turned in too far,damaging an old pump core and used the adjuster and springs from it.installed pump(as directed) and made all adjustments neccessary to pass emission test.
1994 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L cooling fans VIN: WDBGA32ERA
Car has not returned for diagnosis/repair, but had some great help, thanks to all who responded, and hopfully I will be able to add a fix to this one someday. Brain.
1998 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Stall VIN: 1MEFM6533W
Cycling the variable cam timing solenoid seems to have cured this one. Ford bulletin 99-13-08 explains the variable cam timing system, if the exhaust cam sticks retarded the car will stall at idle, usually sets a code. Thankyou to the techs who responded to th...
2001 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L brakes VIN: 2MEFM74W61
thank you for all of the responses . however the problem ended up being a software issue with my scan tool . the problem ended up being in the left rear speed sensor ring . apparently when the emergency brake cables were changed one of the employees must have ...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JN1CA21D1S
Never did find the real problem eventually found vehicle went rich until it stalled (even @ 80 mph it could flood) as a result of a command from ecm tried a maf and a ground never discovered the o2 sensor voltage problem sure it is related customer sold car
1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1N4BU31D4V
First of all I want to thank everyone who responded and came to my aid. I did the intake manifold gaskets in the car. I removed the throttle body,starter and oil filter with housing. Seperated the upper from lower intakes and removed coolant lines from engine ...
2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L wheel speed sensor VIN: 1G2NW12EXY
Thanks to all who replied. Most responses pointed to the harness between the sensor and the EBCM.We informed the customer that the harness should be replaced but she decided to take it to the dealer she had bought the car from and let them do it. Well, the nex...
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L antitheft VIN: 1G2NF52T9Y
thank you to all who replied. replaced ingition switch (with hall effect sensor) let customer drive for several weeks with no more trouble.
2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NV52E61
Turned out the catalytic converter was plugged up, as indicated on an exhaust back-pressure guage. I thought the situation improved (in town speeds) with egr wire unplugged, customer needed car back with not enough time for us to do further check that day, and...
1999 Subaru Forester 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: JFISF6357X
thank you subaru gurus, i could write a book on coolant additives for these little cars! i called a dealer that one of the members suggested and received a small bottle of what looked like bars leak. i don't normally work on subarus, but this was for one of my...
1992 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L power windows VIN: WVWCB5159N
Thank you for your replies on this vehicle. I tested another Cabriolet that we had and what do you know it does the exact same thing. Come to find out that is a normal operation of the power window control module. I installed a new battery even though the othe...
1994 Volkswagen EuroVan CV 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WV2EE0707S
Thanks to Byron from Ontario for the response. Cleaning throttle body appears to have fixed this one. It didn't seem to be that bad but 500 miles since vehicle left and no reccurence of problem. Did find oil in the intake ducting. Customer noted improved drive...
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWAB81E9X
Thanks everyone, Indeed the belt was off first. My tech lined up the belt BEFORE he lined up the distributor. A strange setup for sure, but we now know the proper proceedure. Trouble codes: P0341.
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L alarm VIN: 3VWDC21V4Y
Thanks for the ideas on this one, but this was not your everyday normal problem. I finnaly had another exact some model Cabrio to use a test vehicle for control module pin testing. I found that the module was not recieving a 4.5 volt reference signal on T12a10...
1998 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L Info Display VIN: YVILW5373W
Thanks to everyone, The 'DISC' on the dash display indicates that something in the system is DISConnected. So, I have an intermittant open circuit in the system somewhere. Responders said most likely the 'info' button or its connections, or outside temp sensor...
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