× Auto Repair Pros Member Benefits TechHelp Knowledge Base Forums Resources My iATN Marketplace Chat Pricing About Us Join Industry Sponsors Video Members Only Repair Shops Auto Pro Careers Auto Pro Reviews
Join Now
International Automotive Technicians Network
Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for May 12, 2004
International Automotive Technicians' Network (iATN) - Members Only
(Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.)
Vehicle Owners: If you are seeking an automotive repair professional to service your vehicle, visit the iATN Repair Shop Finder.

Open Help Requests for All Makes and Models
Help Request Answers
1989 Acura Legend L 2.7L Cruise control VIN: JH4KA4652K
Guys, I'm stumped on this one because I've seen numerous failed check valves that leak causing various problems, but this check valve is good. Any other suggestions for me? Many thanks in advance. BTW, factory valve is $27!
2001 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L pressure plate VIN: WAUDH68D81
is this a common problem
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L Unknown VIN: WVTY57HR5V
Greetings to all BMW techs, this 528i has the following problem. First the check engine light is on with the following codes P0740 TCC circuit malfunctions and P0730 Gear ratio incorrect. The vehicle goes into limp home when this happens. If I clear the code i...
1991 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L pwm solenoid VIN: 1G4CW53L1M
We installed a used transmission in this clunker about a month ago; it works OK, bur we have a code 26 (QDM code); all of the voltages are correct, and come and go as designed, except the pulse width modulated solenoid (pwm). Alldata says there is supposed to ...
1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L cruise control VIN: 1G4HP52LOR
Buick came in with no cruise-codes 1558-1561-1562.we ck'd servo vac-ok scan tested switch/brake status-all ok.substituted several used servos with same results-oddly all servos show about 20% actual servo position koeo.my scan data books say this should be 0%....
1996 Buick Regal 3.1L Radio
Hi all, I had to replace the battery in this Regal and didn't realize the theft-lock for the radio was active. Of course, now the radio display shows LOC. Does anyone know how to unlock the radio without having to go to the dealer?
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L tcc dc VIN: 1G4HP54KOY
hello i,ve got this oo buick lesabre that came in with a misfire code i took it for a test drive and the trans wouldnt shift unless you let up on accelerator when scanning the car i noticed that there was a pid that showed tcc dc shorted to power i tested all ...
1986 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta 5.0L High Pressure
This transmission was removed from an operating vehicle and rebuilt. A B&M shift improver kit was added. On startup the pressure at the port above the shift lever will start at 60-70 psi momentarily then climb to 150psi and the TV cable has almost no effect.On...
1991 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L steering VIN: 1GNDT13Z7M
several others have worked on this before us. the truck drifts hard to the left when you hit a dip. it does the same thing when you hit a bump but not as bad. please somebody help
1991 Chevrolet Caprice 5.0L cylinders VIN: 1B4GP45R8B
hey everybody; ya the vin is bogus but i don't have the vehicle here now, the rest of the info is correct , this car has low compression in most of the cylinders (leaking past the rings), and we are going to rebuild or install a reman. She talked to a guy she ...
1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L Engine VIN: 1GNDT13WXR
Hey Guys, I have a monster on my hands. We originally took in this vehicle because of a cel. Diagnose to a clogged EGR port. Removed the intake, cleaned the port and reinstalled with new gasket. During the test drive this thing started to smoke like crazy out ...
1995 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDT19W6S
customer came in for routine exhaust repair (cat back) on 12/03/2003. aprox. two days later customer returned with rattle. found broken catalyist in converter. replaced with aftermarket universal conv.customer returned in janurary with check engine light on. r... Trouble codes: P0138 (bank 1 sensor h02s)
1996 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GBKC34F2T
Truck ran out of fuel. Customer replaced rear tank unit because it read full on the gauge. When it still showed full He brought it to me. Found a blown fuse. Came back next day with fuse blow. Replaced secondary pump and now the fuse does not blow but it does ...
1998 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L engine VIN: 1GAGG25R4W
This Van came in the shop with a very strange noise. The noise starts only when the engine is totally warmed up and the temp guage is at operating temp. It has a squeak that sounds exactly like belt noise but is coming from around the rear main seal area. We h...
1998 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L overdrive VIN: 1GNEK13R2W
When driving in overdrive at speeds of 40 mph and above transmision seems to buck, if I drive with it in 3rd Gear condition does not occur. Originally when this happened it also had a load noise from the rear end and it would jerk and make noise. Tore down rea...
1998 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GCGK24R4W
This truck only acts up after fully warm and acts like a lean miss at cruise and idle (in gear and/or park). The fuel trims show commanding for more fuel eventhough o2s are both high. AT WOT no miss is detected and the missfire counters are always at 0. If ind...
1994 Chrysler Concorde 3.3L Electronic VIN: 2C3EL56TXR
Vehicle tow in to shop with Transmission won't forward when shift in drive and the Tranny fluid so dark borning smell. Customer asked us put used Transmission from Salvage, the Tranny was came from 93 Dodge, Interpid 3.3 L, and was road test after done, Vehicl...
1987 Dodge Diplomat 5.2L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation
Hello Chrysler Techs. Last time I worked on one of these cars I was a young apprentice. Costomer came in complaining that his Cat was glowing red and car was overheating as a result. He had the cat replaced to rectify the problem with no success. Base timing i...
1999 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L No Start VIN: 1B3EJ56H8X
hey people, i'd like some backup on this one. the customer says he was driving the car and it just quit. came in on the hook. no codes in computer. we have spark (it will run on propane), cam and crank signals. the injectors are not being pulsed. THERE IS NO S...
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 8.0L Convertor VIN: 3B7KF23W42
Problem is intermittent in nature and the system does not set any codes for engine or transmission when checking with DRB3. Lock up torque convertor will slam in and out causing a pretty good jerking sensation for the customer. Problem is most noticeable at 65...
1990 Ford Mustang 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out
please help ford guys, I converted my 1995 toyota tacoma to a 90 5.0L h.o. used mustang motor harness ran great for a week or two. now it has a lean miss pops through intake on slight accl from a cruse speed but if you give it full throttle then its fine but q... Trouble codes: 41 (system lean)
1993 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTHF25M2P
Hello everyone i got this truck that came in monday with a injector pump leaking fuel into crankcase. I enstalled a rebuilt injector pump from Napa and changed oil and filter, after all that the truck ran fine, except at times when you would start to take off ...
1994 Ford Probe 2.0L Cuts out, DETONATION VIN: 1ZVLT20A1R
we can find very little information on this vehicle. engine starts to run horrible (crossfires, detonates)as soon as rpm hits around 2500, it even acts like it's detonating at start-up. the primary pattern on the scope goes crazy when the problem occurs. we ha... Trouble codes: 172 (02), 186 (inj pulse), 211 (pip eratic), 214 (cyl id fault)
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF15Y9T
Hello all. Customer complaint mil on. Codes PO171 and PO174 for lean bank 1 and lean bank 2 stored. Found high idle, used smoke machine to find severe intake manifold vacuum leak. Replaced upper and lower intake manifold gaskets. Found large piece missing from... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 2-3shift VIN: 1FTNX20F9X
This truck was driven in by a regular customer. The customer complaint was that the transmission will not shift out of 2nd gear. A test drive revealed that indeed the transmission will not shift out of 2nd gear. It makes the 1-2 shift okay, but that is the onl...
1996 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GKEK13R5T
I've got a yukon 5.7r that cuts out right at or just after tip in when accellerating from an intersection. I personally have not experienced this myself. I drove the vehicle over the weekend for at least 125 miles with the tech2 ready to snapshot but nothing h...
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L maintanence light VIN: 1HGCG1652W
hi, need a Honda Tech's help on this one. The maintanence required light is on, when you try to reset the light it goes out and then about 1-2 seconds later pops right back on. Alldata provides no information on this light except how to reset it. the owners ma...
1992 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JACDH58V8N
lack of power when cold. cuts off. once is hot it has no problem. fuel ps is ok at all times replace ign coil pack and module. no codes
1992 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.1L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CY58Z3N
vehicle came in with customer stating: "hard to start,runs rough,has not had tuneup in quite some time,please tune". test drive revealed sluggish performanceand stutter at various speeds,intermittent check engine lite on.scan check revealed code 43(knock senso... Trouble codes: 43 (knock sensor...eeprom), 21 (tps high), 22 (tps low), 33 (map high), 34 (map low)
1994 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L quits warm VIN: JACDH58W1R
Hello all, this one has me stumped. As engine is reaching operating temp. it shuts off. It will try to start, acts like an engine that's jumped cam timing. It will pop out exhaust try to start then just crank. After it cools off for about a half an hour, it wi...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start
Hello All, This Jag was overfuelling so badly it would'nt start! First checked Coolant Temp. Sensor. Seemed to be OK i.e. approx 3k cold, and 350R (about 0.5V) at operating temp.. (but I thought you said it wouldn't start!). With a lot of pulling of the Fuel P...
1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L P/S Fluid VIN: JT8UZ30C0N
The power steering fluid mysteriously disappears! Vehicle came in prox one month ago, with obvious leaks in P/S pump. We replaced the pump. Vehicle returned following week, customer had added fluid, reservoir was low, no sign of obvious leaks. After careful ...
1992 Mazda MX-3 1.8L ABS Light VIN: JM1EC4348N
ABS Light not on when car brought into shop. Replaced clutch without opening hydralic Clutch system. Release bearing was siezed and worn prssure plate fingers down. Reinstaled transmission, reconected battery. ABS light came on and stays on. I do not have a sc...
1994 Mazda MPV Passenger 3.0L No Start, hard starting cold VIN: JM3LV5227R
This came with many problems,all are fixed but this and I need help with this last one. We have spark,fuel pressure,inj. pulse,compression. Mostly cold,sometimes after it sits about 1 hour it doesn't want to start,if starting fluid is sprayed into the intake i...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBDA24A5E
hi guys i have this old mercedes that i own it didnt bass smog i ask the smog guy but he didnt know why it says what failed at 15mph themeas was2029 at 25mph it was 1298 the top of the sheet reads no (ppm) any help would be great thank you and god bless
1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBCA35D7H
car was delived to us with a rough idle. testing found clyinders nume #1 & #5, the two fwo most clyinders were not firing. an inspection of the plugs reveal mixture on all but #1 and #5.. compression test showe no varraition in compression between clyinders. c...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L abs VIN: WDBGA33E6T
we have a cust that wants to bring this car in. we do not have scanner for mercedes. before we bring car in i need to know if we can access any info thru obd2 generic??? cust states abs light on ,traction light on, speedo and odometer inop... i contacted tech ...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L valve train? VIN: WDBJF55FOV
THis motor had a chain come off and it bent numerous valves. Its back together and runs well. It is noisey on start up. Ive pinpointed the noise and replaced numerous lifters 3 times. Ebi brand first time, oem MB second time and good original this time. No cha...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L AC system VIN: WDBGA43G8V
Customer complaint about heat coming from the side vents, center vents ok.I drove tha car for couple of days and noticed once or twice some change in temperature, freon was little low, so I decided to replace the recever dryer and recharge the system to 2.5 lb...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L trunk lock VIN: WDBNG70J5Y
Mercedes Techs: The car belongs to a friend ... making a profit is not my motive, or I would replace everything and hope that one of the components solved my problem.The trunk mechanism did not work at all with remote key or the door switch when the car came ...
1994 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4M2DV11W1R
Help!Merc.Villager came to me with a stalling problem;mostly at stops or decel.Dealer had recently tuned it up.customer was hoping that would cure prob.it did'nt.so i get to fix it.starts good cold and runs fine till it warms up.it seems the more electrical lo... Trouble codes: 34 (knock sensor)
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Cruise Control VIN: 1MEFM50U7X
When you turn the cruise control on, no light appears on the dash. When you push the button to activate the cruise control at a certain speed, the light on the dash flashes on for a brief second and then goes out. Each time you hit the button to activate cruis...
2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L don't run VIN: 4A3AA46G31
Need help, I have a car here that as far as I can tell there is no spark and injector pulse, checked the fuses under the hood and in dash, all OK, nobody around here work on these type of cars, and no scanner either, and I got stuck doing it. I don't work on t...
1997 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Blower Motor
Hi guys, this Maxima’s blower motor would go on and of at times. Anyone have any ideas, tips or advice.
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JN1CA21D8W
Car came in with bad surge when in drive or rev. will rev up in park or neutral just fine. seems only to do it in rev or drive. we checked maf voltage should have been 1 volt koeo it was only .2 volts koer voltage was 1.5 volts which was normal. voltage increa...
1975 Other European silvershadow 350CID Mechanical VIN: 005RD21151
This is a 75 rolls royce silver shadow, it was originally tow in and sitting at a body shop for two years for a no start repair, but this vehicle's brakes was lock-up and the brake bleeder valves was open-up to tow, Vehicle running now, but unable to bleed fro...
1993 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L power steering VIN: 1P4GH44R0P
this vehicle came to us with a large amount of power steering noise that sounded like major aeration. it sounded like most of the noise was around the floorboard area. we checked the fluid level and it was fine. we checked the pump pressure, and found it eas...
1998 Plymouth Voyager 3.3L radiator fan VIN: 2P4FP2536W
hey chrysler techs, I've got a 98 voyager with the check engine light on and no radiator fan operation. The code is for radiator fan supply voltage. The fans themselves are good if I disconnect the coolant sensor it sounds like it is going into timing check mo...
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L headlights VIN: 1G2WP1214V
cust states int.when driving headlamps start flashing,i did get it to happen once and the flashed like the security was set and the alarm was going off but quit too soon to check anything, they say it happens all the time usually over bumps, thanks for ant hel...
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WR5211X
Good morning fellow techs. I have this car that will set these 4 codes what appears to be at the same time intermitantly. I have not been able to actually duplicate the same conditions, but the codes are in history with a service engine soon light today again ... Trouble codes: P0650 (MIL control circuit), P1637 (Generator L circuit), P1653 (Low oil level circuit), P1673 (Engine hot light circuit)
1999 Subaru Forester 2.5L tcc VIN: JF1SF6554K
hi all we have a subaru that when the cust drives it up mountain mil light comes on and code 38 sets if you dont use od it will not set but every time with od on is this a normal deal or has anyone seen a pattern here if you pull over and shut engine off light...
1986 Toyota Van Wagon DX 2.2L No Start VIN: J14YR27V8F
This van started running badly for owner and then would smooth out. Did this a few times and then died. Had towed to shop. The fuel pressure is only 10 psi but upon checking voltage at fuel pump connector, it only has 6 volts. I am hoping someone out there can...
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L hydraulic unit VIN: 4T1SK12E7R
need some help locating used or rebuilt part or someone that will rebuild the abs hydraulic unit on this camry, new one $1300.00 so salveage yard said they had one, but sent wrong one, removed old one from car for them to match up, and now after 1 week they sa...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on, blows fuse VIN: 3VWRB81H1V
The vehicle first came in a week ago with MIL on. Code P0411 - secondary air system. We also found out that 30A fuse that powers seconday air relay and pump was blown. We replaced secondary air pump (new from VW dealer), fuse, and reset ECM. Two days later it ... Trouble codes: P0411 (secondary air system)
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRC29M8X
Help!! Jetta came in w/ck engine light and code 17952 (P1544). We tested the power and ground to idle control module, and swept the TPS. All checked ok, so we cleaned the throttle plate and bore. Attempted to perform idle adaptation, but code had reset. Now it... Trouble codes: 17952 (p1544-), P1544
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L low compression VIN: 3VWTE29M34
Good one here!! 2001 VR6 jetta... customer was driving car, pulled into mini-mart for some 'crap-o'chino', came out, started car, pulled out and drove 1/2 a block and thump, car shut down. Upon attempting a restart, it sounded as though there was no compressio...
1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5678W
Have 3 customers with VOLVO's same year and model. All have same codes. Can not find any leaks in system. Told customer to make sure fuel caps are on tight and not to fill with engine running. Replaced purge valve on one. Code back in a couple weeks after driv... Trouble codes: P0455 (large evap leak snap-on scanner), EF161
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1L256D0X
The car consistly sets fault codes yet seems to have no problem with vacuum leaks or other issues. After the intial fault code readout the client returned to the dealer for a warranty on the O2 sensor but was told the sensor was OK, the problem was a vacuum l... Trouble codes: P1132 (Manufacturer Specific Code), P0137 (O2 Sensor circuit Low voltage Bank 1 Sensor 2), P0141 (O2 Sensor circuit Heater circuit Bank 1 Sensor 2), P0134

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
1999 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Cruise Control VIN: WAUBG34D8X
Veeery strange problem! I tried looking for codes on CC system, trans and ECM, all very void of any codes. For the most part, due to the system actually working, technically there was no fault. It lost about 1mph in speed every mile or so. I took a case of fin...
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L head gasket VIN: WBACD4328V
Thanks to all that wrote. We were able to complete the job with no drama. We ordered the tool to rotate the exhaust cam but they were back-ordered. We used some large screwdrivers and completed the job.
1967 Cadillac deville 429CID directional switch VIN: F7100736CA
thanks to everyone who posted a reply. I made alot of phone calls to fid out that either people didn't have the part or they had a used one that was very expensive. Special thanks to Brian in Wisconsin. the web sight helped us verify that we were looking for t...
2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L timing belt VIN: 1G6DM57N23
Hello, Finally got this one finished. Customer has taken possession of the vehicle and could not be happier. Thanks for the great help, and assistance. As I stated I did not have the instructions for the timing belt for this engine. Thanks to this great resour...
1988 Chevrolet Corvette 35th Anniversary Edition 5.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1YY2184J
thanks to the 6 replies i received, robert from texas, explained how to substitute a resistor to confirm bad ign lock. which by the way replacing lock cylinder with new key fixed the no crank condition every now & then. stan from minn. & scott from oregon both... Trouble codes: 34 (maf sensor).
1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1FP22P6S
Replies were split between afetrmarket reman distributors & water pump leaking into distributor. We knew that the waterpump was not leaking. we cheked hot, cold, pressure or not. No drips & no stains. This was verified before post. We installed a new GM distri... Trouble codes: 36 (Distributor high reference error).
1995 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 6.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 2GCEK19SXS
All replies pointed at an injection pump issue but not the case.Still awaiting for customer to bring in invoice from other shop to see what they did to fix it.Apparently they pulled the intake and did something thats very common to these.I dunno what it was bu... Trouble codes: 32 (EGR system problem), 96 (cyl bal fault 6 cyl).
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L no communication VIN: 1GNCS13W1S
I was never able to get a generic scanner to communicate with the VCM. Thru atrade contact, I was able to have someone with a Tech II scanner connect and read the data stream. Had a bad ABS wheel speed sensor. Replaced and corrected.
1999 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 7.4L Rear shoes VIN: 1GNGK26JXX
Thanks to those who responded. We replaced the rear shoes and wheel cylinders with O.E. parts. Several suggested that the wheel cylinders might possibly be sticking and not actuating the trailing shoes when backing up. Based on this, and the fact that we could...
1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L No Start VIN: 3GNEC16RXX
Hey boys and girls, after all of your good advise the majority of the replies said either change the theft deterrent module or the lock and cly. After talking to the owner we both agreed that it would be prudent that we change both pieces. It started immediate...
2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 7.4L Mechanical VIN: 1GAHG39J94
The problem end-up to be the spring tension in the power steering pump, the best way to test this is, with engine running pump brakes, until hard, crack open pressure hose at hydroboost,(from p/s pump) if you have no pressure with steering wheel not turning, a...
2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Fuel gauge, temp gauge, key fob VIN: 1G1ND52J52
Well I had several replies, all dealing with communication with the BCM. I was unable to get into this system with my primitive scanner, so off to the dealer I sent him. But a funny thing happened, he left the interior light on that night and killed the batter...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Third gear VIN: 2B4GP44R02
Several good replies. I went way to far into this one. I verified no stripped spline & good apply with no leaks when torn down. I was confident I had a hydraulic leak in OD apply circuit by the symptoms. I only disassembled what I had to to inspect & air check...
1988 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 5.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDKE30HXJ
Hi to all, Since this vehicle is on the road and away from me ,I could only pass on the info and it looks as if the changing of the gas cap has worked. We havn't had any more break downs yet. When this truck comes back to new england, i'm going to look at the ...
1990 Ford F-350 Custom 5.8L reverse VIN: 2FDHF37H6L
2 replies asked if the clutch was working properly, and Jason [...]. gave me some valuable information on a different trans. Ahead of the shifter on the top of the trans are 3 10mm plugs which hold the spring in which applies pressure to the shift rail detent. One...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L engine
Almost all of the replies I received said that the lower intake gaskets are bad to leak coolant into the cylinders. I figured that the engine was hydralocked when he tried to start it and I had told him it may have bent a rod, but I guess I was hoping that was...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 11FTNW21FO
my mistake, forgot to plug the map sensor hose in after replacing injectors. so the three injectors did fix this vehicles problem. oops! i guess that with not as much fuel going in, there is no heat to spin the turbo and make boost. but with the map sensor unp... Trouble codes: P0476.
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 3/4 shift VIN: 1FTWW33F41
well guys I did uninstall the hypertec program customer drove for about a week with no problems. then he called me from the other side of the state and said he lost od he limped it home, now no reverse so upon my research they have had a fair amount of interna...
1988 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L No Start VIN: 1JCMR772OJ
Well I have fixed it. Thanks for the input & time from all members. to answer some questions this jeep came to me w/ reman. ecm in it already.It had been to several shops to no aval. I got another ecm and retested MAP wiring again & found MAP sensor shorted, r...
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ78Y0P
Thanks for the help, the vehicle is fixed. Found bad ground connector, pin out #5 at PCM (black wire W/tan stripe) connector new battery. We think in turn PCM was not grounding ASD relay curcuit, Pin out #51 out of PCM.
1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L rear trailing arm bushings VIN: JT8UF22E7S
Thanks for the help. 2 piece bushings can be purchased from One Stop Undercar [...]) in Vista CA for about $30 per side. The bushings are 'top hat' shaped & have a steel sleeve that fits inside. They are easily installed. There is also a Ford part numb...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L compressor operation VIN: WDBGB34E2N
Thank you for all the replies.Alot of these pieces were replaced.We installed the speed sensor, evaporator temperature sensor. a/c compressor,the drive belt, tensioner and spring.A/C still would not work.We pulled about 20 codes out of the system with our scan...
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L transmission VIN: WDBFA63E7S
Sent this one out to the trans. shop. They did a spring update in the valve body and all seems fine now. Thank you for your replies. Steve.
2000 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Great news folks! car is fixed. It seems that the wires were breaking down internally(under heat shield). I visually inspected wires and plugs but saw no arc traces, duh! what a DA! It now occurs to me that I had a similar problem with a 2.0 jetta some time ag... Trouble codes: P0301.
1996 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM53S9T
Sorry I can't post a fix for this vehicle. Customer doesn't want to spend alot of money on a high mileage car. I suspect either an external vacuum leak that I couldn't detect or a cam timing problem. If customer lets us dig into it further I will post more inf... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302 (Misfire code), P0303 (Misfire code), P0172 (Rich bank 1), P0174 (Lean bank 2).
1989 Nissan D21 2.4L Poor Fuel Economy,
thank you to all that replied it turned out to be a bad egr valve it was fouling the #4 plug and caused the low mileage
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L all gauges VIN: 1N4DLOID9Y
Hello everyone, just about everyone said dash speedo cluster problem , only problem customer dont want to repair untill problem gets worse. Thanks for information, Nick from New Hampshire, David from Arkansas, Keneth from Florida Stephen from New York, Jimmy f...
1992 Other European XM 3.0L Steering gear VIN: VF7Y3AG000
As expected, I only recieved a few replies on this one; I could have done better asking about hen's teeth. One from England said it will come out through the wheel arch. However, they didn't get this steering system on RHD cars. It has a control head the size ...
1999 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.4L engine VIN: T6X7542282
Closing without fix.Received 5 replies.Check spark plugs and checked torque of valve cover bolts.Bottom end seems to be O.K. Customer does not want to tear down to further investigate.I appreciate all that replied and a big thank you to all.If anything changes...
1993 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L all gears VIN: 4S3BJ6336P
We have pin checked every inch of harness and the connectors between the ECU and the transmission, looking for proper voltage, grounds, shorts, etc. The only thing found was what appears to be a lack of reference signal from the computer to the ATF sensor and ...
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6853X
Well it seems this car is fixed thanks to your help it has been awhile and has not come back it seems most of you wanted me to adjust vavles and that seemed to work thanks to all who replied Trouble codes: P0303, P0304.
1995 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Hesitation, poor power VIN: 4T1GK12W1S
Vehicle was not repaired at my shop but was taken to the local dealer. I got lots of good responses but I had covered all of those and then some. I was convinced the MAF sensor was/still the problem. I finally came across a used one w/the right part number. It...
1996 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JT3HJ85J7T
Thanks to all for the replies. Most of the suggestions we had already tried but the one about the computer harness rubbing at the back of the glove box looked like it may have been the problem until we got it all apart and found the rubbing had not gone all th...
2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR12E3Y
Thank you all for your quick responses. We recieved seven replys to our help request. The problem was the vapor pressor sensor. Toyota dealership recommended that the canistor, vapor sensor VSV could be bought as a unit. To be safe we took that option. Wheneve... Trouble codes: P0441 (evap system incorrect purge flowcar).
1977 Triumph Spitfire 1.5L HUGE backfire
Many replies suggested a problem with the air pump system, especially the 'gulp' or diverter valve. On some British cars, this valve shuts off the supply of air injected into the exhaust manifold to prevent backfiring. Our Spitfire injects air constantly into ...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on, RPMS HUNTS UP N DOW VIN: WVWMA63BXX
thanks again to who replied...i did a basic setting thru my snapp on scanner ( volk.cart) and it seems to have fixed it it now rev;s up with no surge...most said to reset setting..thanks again.. i am still looking for a used computer for the jetta bosch # 72... Trouble codes: 17953 (trottle actuator problem), 18010.
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1K596165
The replies were as I thought. The customer never returned for a pin test of the PCM. I feel that the PCM has failed. Trouble codes: 112.
2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L ride control VIN: YV1TS94D81
it was the top bearing plate THAT WAS MAKING THE NOISE, THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP.
Prev (Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.) Next