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2000 Acura TL 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UUA566XY
Hello I have this acura that sets a po133 code intermittently. The light comes on after the car has sat all day. Everytime I check the operation of the O2 sensor it is working properly. Any help would be great. Trouble codes: P0133
1987 BMW 325 2.7L starter VIN: WBAAB5402H
car will run and drive if you push start Customer claimed starter was bad. I pulled the old starter and tested it on the bench it works fine. New reman unit is wired correctly and ample ground and voltage is present, and properly installed in the bellhousing....
1988 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc-Z 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G1FP2182J
Compailt Engine lamp on Case Code 34 MAF low . some one already replaced with a new MAF sensor I checked 12volt at sensor and it has 5 volts at other pin also 12 volts at burn off pin after shut down. Scoped sensor show 5 to 8 gs at idle . not sure if it's co... Trouble codes: 34 (MAF low)
1989 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Intermittent MIL VIN: 1GKDT13269
This blazer has an intermittent rough idle when started cold and sets a code 33 (Map sensor). When warm runs great all powers and grounds check out ok. Coolant sensor and EGR function normaly. Is it possible that the injector could have a small enough leak to ... Trouble codes: 33 (Map sensor)
1991 Chevrolet Firetruck 552CID Cuts out VIN: 1K9AF4489N
6V92TA Detrioit Diesel in a Kovatch Firetruck. I can raise RPM's to about 1300ish and the engine will drop back to idle. Even with my foot still on the gas pedal. If I remove my foot from the pedal, I can try to accelerate once again but I only get to about 13...
1991 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Brake light VIN: 1GCCS14Z9M
Good day The truck came in with the brake light on in the dash. Replaced leaking wheel cylinders and bleed brakes. After repairs were made the brake light would not go out. The only way to make it go out was to disconnect the battery. I removed the connecter ...
1995 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L code 38 VIN: 2G1FP22S9S
this car has "abs inop" and red "brake" light on solid. code 38 & 86 are present and reset immediately after clearing. mtod flow chart states to pump pedal to release vacuum and then use tech 1 to apply motor, see if pedal falls, if so replace abs motor pack. ...
1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WX12X0T
complaint by customer CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON found code P0172 system rich & LTFT @ -20% / STFT 8 runs like a 3.1L instead of a 3.4L (a little weak) please see history and specs @ bottom of page...I would like to add that the vacuum gauge wandered 1/2 inch back... Trouble codes: P0172 (Engine rich Block learn at -20)
2003 Chevrolet EXPRESS 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBJG31083
Van came in with mil on , cylinders 4 & 6 were dead, we replaced all the spark plugs & wires & coils for cylinders 4 & 6. Customer returned next day with missfire again. All cylinders on right of engine 2,4,6,8 all showing missfires on scanner. We replaced all... Trouble codes: P0300
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L compressor VIN: 1C3EJ56H3S
Hi all, this one is a real head scratcher, this vehicle came into the shop with warm air, no compressor engagement, and a broken ac control button on the panel, ac indicator would light when button was held in, but wouldnt stay in the on position. i evacuated ...
1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L ac duct air temp. VIN: 1C4GP64L4T
system cools very good on recirculation but go normal ac instantly warms flashing lights on ac panel. all modes working normal.when on recirculating rs&ls zone controlsdo change outlets.some insight would be very helpful. thank you.
2000 Chrysler Grand Voyager SE 3.3L starts slow VIN: 2C4GJ44G2Y
Wev'e got a caravan that came to us with a slow start when cold. Also doesnt start well when hot. Hooked up a fuel pressure gauge and showed fuel pressure bleeding off after shutdown. On restart pressure came up to 46 psi, short of the 50 to 60 psi spec, but d...
1994 Dodge Caravan 3.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1P4GH54R5R
Need some fresh idea's on this caravan. Stalls like clock work after about 1.5 hours of driving or just in the shop idling, It then will not start for about a half an hour. Scanner reads no RPM's while cranking. No spark or injector pulse. Fuel pressure good. ...
1994 Dodge B250 5.2L Hesitation, Stall, Backfires VIN: 2B7HB21YOR
This van truly has me stumped. It acts as if it is starving for gas. I have put a vantage on the van and checked the tps and map sensor. Both seem to be w/in spec and smooth operation. I have flushed the fuel system elimating the possibility of a fuel pump pus... Trouble codes: 21 (02 Sensor), 37 (PTU TCC Solenoid), 45 (Overdrive Solenoid)
1998 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L Cuts out VIN: 1B3EJ56H7W
Well its late and this Gem shows up. It runs DTC's. On occasion it will die is the complaint. Not on decell, but usually on cruise. I couldnt duplicate on test drive, but it did flare up to about 2500 rpm then die in the shop. I had my Snappy hooked...
1987 Ford F-350 Custom 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FDKF37L1H
truck runs ok for approx. 2-3 miles. then it will begin to backfire and lose power. if you shut down for about 4-5 minutes, runs ok for about 2-3 miles. it feels like ignition misfire to me or extreme lean fuel mix. i scoped secondary and found really short bu...
1989 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L coolant VIN: 1FABP54Y0K
This SHO came into the shop with a customer complaint of engine oil in the coolant. We confirmed there was oil in the coolant. We also found no cross contamination (coolant in the oil). We found the radiator was not equiped with a oil cooler. We found there wa...
1992 Ford Thunderbird LX 5.0L high idle VIN: 1FAPP62T0N
Hello everyone, Car came in with high idle speed. Checked for vacuum leaks with smoke machine and found EGR valve leaking. Replaced valve and found no improvement. Idles speed is 24-3000 rpm. TPS voltage is .92 at idle. TPS goes thru range fine. Scanner shows ...
1994 Ford Probe GT 2.5L camshaft VIN: 1ZVLT22B6R
Hello all,We had this Probe show up to us on the hook.We have just put new head gaskets on this engine and we had trouble with the rear camshaft assembly.We have both cams lined up exactly as manual shows but our question is this.Do we go ahead and move the ca...
1995 Ford E350 7.5L distributor VIN: 3FCMF53GCR
we have talked to people at the machine shop and to the dealer to no avail. we could use some info from any one who may have run across this before.the dist gear seems to wear more at the top of the gear than at the bottom. needless to say the cust is not happ...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMDU34X7T
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 2FTZX08WXW
This vehicle belongs to a good friend of mine, he caled me a week ago from the road stating that the truck would not go over 45 mph and was bucking. I got to him with a scan tool and cyl #4 was misfiring. I inspected the ignition wires and found the #4 wire co... Trouble codes: P0503 (Vehicle Speed Sensor Intermittent/Erratic/High)
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMZU72XXY
We have this 00 explorer (old body style) in, has ABS light intermitantly and codes 1342 (faulty module) and 1676( battery voltage out of range) . I checked the charging system and its ok then I noticed that one of the relays starts to click even with the key ...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1FTNW21F8Y
I have this 4R100 that I just rebuilt three weeks ago. Originally after completion had a slow 2-3 shift. Replaced accumulator body and that was fixed. Shifted good. Now it likes to hang 1st gear at low throttle. It will finally shift but engine hits rev limite...
2001 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP45X21
hello ford techs this car was towed in with no star cond.when the towing truck dropped it. it did run fine but when i drove it cuts out some times stall sounded like air flow meter .replaced with no change when it cuts the tech droped dead after stall wont run...
1997 GMC K3500 Sierra SL 6.5L 4th gear VIN: 1GTHK33FXV
hello all..this truck will jump out of 4th at different long as your foot is on the throttle pedal the truck is fine..if you let off or change grades etc. the truck jumps out of gear..when this happens the speedometer jumps all over the place and th...
1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.0L 1,2,3,4,5 shift VIN: 1GTEK14M7W
Hi Guy's this one is being a real pain.cust complained of a noise on a 2-3 & 3-4 up-shift only.when we took it for a drive it felt like a bearing was going on the counter-shaft in the tranny,it only was doing it after you changed gears (as it was going into th...
2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.0L Spark Knock VIN: 1GTHC29UO2
This vehicle has a severe spark knock during start up, problem happens hot or cold, noise is slightly worse when engine is warm. This is the only time that the noise happens, there is no pinging or spark knock when driving or accelerating. Customer thinks that...
1986 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Charging VIN: JHMBA7437G
hi fellas this car came to our shop after 3 alternators and few batteries were replaced within 3 weeks.we found the 3rd alt to be bad.after installing the new rebuilt barely got to 13.5 volts at 2000 rpm.we replaced the positive,negative and alt.harness...
1996 Hyundai Accent 1.5L monitor completion VIN: KMHVF14N2T
This car came here after it failed smog test in another shop. Has no driveability issues, check engine light NOT on, but has stored code P0748 Pressure control solenoid/electrical. Transmission code only. After a code reset, code returns immediately, but this ... Trouble codes: P0748 (Pressure control solenoid)
2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Stall VIN: KMHWF25S9Y
this car stalls after fill up every time it takes 3to4 tries to get it to run after it runs it runs great no problems but when it is filled it stalls and has no power for the first 3to 4 starts at the pump the fuel gage reads very slow to the top of the tank n...
1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: SALPV1247S
OK, Rover techs. I am a Bimmer and Benz man for the last 28 years. We have a customer who asked us to look at this green beast with the above mentioned problems. After replacing the mentioned parts and cheking grounds and resetting the codes (with a generic co... Trouble codes: 1775 (gear box fault), 1316 (misfire excessive emissions), 0727 (engine speed input no signal)
1989 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L cruise control VIN: 1LNLM9844K
Hello group. I have a strange one here. I am working on a 1989 Lincoln Continental with electronic cruise control. It has anoher computer, the speed sensor is ok, the brushes are ok, the servo is new. When using scanner, the cruise will work correctly. When dr...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Unknown VIN: 1W55555222
this vehicle as a vibration under accelleration only , most noticable at 80 to 100 km w
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L Starter VIN: WDBGA32E1P
This is more of a request for info from others with a similar problem. The symptom is occasional starter engagement with engine running when the car is put into park. The problem appears to be deterioriation of the starter harness insulation, very similar to t...
1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L fuse #7 VIN: 1N4BU31F7P
Hi Everyone! This Altima has a parasitic drain that disappears when fuse #7 is pulled. My MOD diagram for the vehicle shows the following components having power feeds supplied by this constantly hot fuse: 1) Auto Amp (vehicle has manual AC, so not applicable...
1995 Oldsmobile Achieva S 2.3L Hard Start VIN: 1G3NL55DXS
Customer came in Sat. He states car is getting worse. Started maybe three months ago, during cold weather, so he let it slide. Didn't have a chance to check anything then, but he will be bringing it in Tues. or Wed. to drop off. What would be the most likley t...
1980 Other European Silver Cloud .0L wiring VIN: IDONOTHAVE
Please help if you can . I am looking for a wiring diagram for a 1980 rolls royce silver cloud 4 door hard top is there anyone out there who can email it to me or point me in the right direction to get one off the web
1997 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.4L Surge, Stall VIN: 1GMDX06E2V
need help. vehicle came from another garage, garage told customer that it possibly needs a pcm or reflash. vehicle surges real bad at take off from light. fuel pressure doesnt drop but the fuel pump is growling a little louder than normal. tryed to check for p... Trouble codes: P0706
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NF12T7Y
This car came to me with a loud rattle in the front of the motor and an intermittent misfire on #1 cylinder that got better as it warmed up. I decided to replace the timing chain tensioner, chain and gears. This eliminated the rattle but it did not eliminate t... Trouble codes: P0301
1992 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 4T1SK12E0N
Vehicle came in with Bad hesitation on acceleration. Scanned for codes, Found 31 MAP sensor. Vacuum to sensor 17". Connections to ECM good. Replaced sensor(oem) and cleared codes. Problem is still there. Thanks in advance for the help. Trouble codes: 31 (Map sensor circuit)
1992 Toyota Tercel DLX 1.5L gage fuse 15amp VIN: JT2EL43A2N
customer came in jump started car with cables backwards. Did not blow any of the main fuses. The only fuse that blew was the 15 amp gauge fuse under dash. We have unplugged reverse light switch, instrument cluster, ecu, rear defroster relay, heater relay and s...
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L camshafts VIN: 4T1SK12E5S
hi everyone, i have got this toyota in for a bad oil leak,found leak coming from left side rear of cyl head.disassembled and clean everything but am in the dark about wich marks on the camshaft gear to line up.i have a chilton import repair guide but find it t...
2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L compressor VIN: 4T1BF28K21
Compressor works for 5 sec. stops turning, a/c light flashs, no codes set. Lock sensor in range, pressure switch connector goes on both ways??
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA29M0X
This vehicle has a recurring Check Engine Light code P0172 - Too rich fuel trim Bank 1. The engine runs well and I can't find anything out of the ordinary. Customer does not report any faults with how the car runs. If the MIL is reset it comes back on within a...
1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Cuts out VIN: YV1LW5727T
Here's a good one. This car belongs to a good friend of mine. The car acted like it ran out of gas, when the fuel gauge read "1/4 Tank". Customer put 4 gallons of gas in the tank. Tha car started and drove fine for about 10 miles, then the same thing happened ...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L complete system VIN: YV1TS97D8X
when key turn to postion i, no lights come on on dash when key turned too position ii still no lights on dash when key turned to start starter engages but car does not start.
2001 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L blower motor VIN: YV1SW58D61
We were checking for a seeping head gasket into the combustion chamber on a hot engine with the plugs out and the cooling system under pressure. The keys were on the roof. On return from coffee break the interior blower motor was on high. It did not respond to...

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1971 Austin mini 1275CC cam timing
thanks to everybody who helped on this,I got another lesson on getting good info on what you are fixing. alan from irland was very helpful in id'ing head bolts (eng had been stripped and painted however so color was off but dimple in the stud would mean later ...
1992 BMW 535i 3.5L trans program VIN: WBAHD2315N
Thanks to Steve from N.J. I test drove vehicle while monitoring voltage at check control terminals for trans. ECU request and request from rear camber control module - never went below system voltage. Both ECU's will send low voltage to check control module wh...
1996 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4HP52KIT
Hi group, I had 30 replies, special thanks to Shawn from Wyoming, and John from Missouri with details. the problem was brocken wires near lock cylinder.i was expecting my snap on scanner will detect this, or PCM w'll set a memory code regarding VAT system. t...
1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L No Power VIN: 1G6CD5334L
My frustration was getting to me when i posted this problem and somehow checked the TBI Fuel Injection, instead of the MPI Fuel Injection, which Jerry [...] pointed out. I got an email from Nate from Washington that reminded me to get back to the basics. ... Trouble codes: 41 (Camshaft sensor signal not present at ECU).
1986 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YY078XG
I would like to thank all of you who replied. Mark, Manuel, and Chris. all of you gave helpful hints. the fix wound up being to replace both of the relays, the burn off relay and the MAF power relay. Chris sent some very detailed testing procedures that were o... Trouble codes: 36 (MAF sensor burnoff function fault 5.7 Y).
1989 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc-Z 5.0L low power(?) VIN: 1G1FP21E1K
Well, - I have finally determined that there really isn't anything wrong with this car, but that the customer is just expecting too much from what he has. The general consensus from the replies I received is that what he really needs is about 45 more cubic inc...
1991 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L steering VIN: 1GNDT13Z7M
hey guys well didn't get this thing fixed. several guys i think had the right idea. suggesting that the idler may be out of adjustment. the center link did appear to be lower on that side but it could not be leveled by loosing the bolts. something still strang...
1994 Chevrolet K3500 6.5L Runaway throttle VIN: 1GDKC34F1R
First of all,, let me say 'thanks' to all that took the time to respond!!! Everyone had the correct diagnosis/info.. BAD INJECTION PUMP!! Big problem for GM 6.5's for failures, and repeat failures.. I knew that being this was a high mileage pump, it was alread...
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L trans solenoid VIN: 1GKEL19W3X
Well we really shot ourselves in the foot with this one-as stated in the repairs tryed we ran a new wire from the pcm to the trans connector-however the 'new' wire got against the exhaust manifold and shorted to ground-AAAAARRRGGGHHHH-ran another new wire 'cor...
1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L front calipers VIN: 1GBJG31RZX
This one has been gone for a couple of weeks, I installed factory brake pads and that seemed to make the difference, it still felt ever so slight pull, but have not heard any complaints, factory brake pads on these from now on. I would like to thank Nick, Taku...
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L trans/abs? VIN: 1GNEL19W3Y
thanks for all the help. i beleive the problem is in the transfer case as there is a considerable amount of metal in the oil but the customer backed out and ran when he heard the rebuild time cost, ( its not that bad) thanks iatn techs
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 16CEC14W5Y
Thanks for all the help. As many of you suggested I replaced the fuel pump with 55 psi thought sure it would fix the problem. But after replacement same problem. After further testing and remembering old typical HEI type failure replaced ignition module and cu...
1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.3L cluster VIN: 1C4GP54R7T
good morning all, after checking all the mail we informed the customer about possible cluster failure at a later time and was thrilled that we didn't just throw parts in the hope it would fix it. again thanks for all the good inputs and info. james
1998 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3EJ56H1W
The Crank angle sensor solved both problems. I still don't know why there was no fuel when energizing terminal 87 of the fuel pump relay. I could here the pump run, but no fuel pressure in rail. After replacing sensor and putting back together it runs fine. Th...
1991 Dodge D250 5.2L speedometer VIN: 1B7JM25Y2M
Thanks for the replies. I got one to check the reading on the scanner and it read correctly on the scanner. I should have done this already but the old brain dosn't always work the way I would like it to. The customer had already been told the speedo head was ...
1992 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L Hydr. assembly VIN: 1B4GH54R9N
Well, as most everyone said, it is covered under lifetime warranty. It took 2 weeks to convince them. I ordered the unit from the dealer, it never seem to come in till one day the parts manager called to say they couldn't give it to me because it was covered u...
1996 Dodge Stratus 2.4L Poor Idle Quality
Many thanks to the twelve techs who replied. Almost every one said the timing marks were off. They were right! The other couple of replies suggested EGR system and wiring for theign module. Even though I had the marks set exactly, the car wouldn't idle. When I... Trouble codes: P0351.
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HS28N0Y
Well, once again, you wizards out there saved us a bunch of time!!! The power steering switch was definitley injecting power steering fluid into the wiring harness and flowing all the way to the front O2 sensor, shorting it out. Oil also had gotten to the comp... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean bank one), P0133 (O2 sensor signal slow B1S1), P0551 (power steering pressure out of range).
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Brk lights hazard VIN: 3B7HF13Z71
bad hazard switch causing wires to melt at brk switch replacer switch and flasher and hazard awitch along with about 5 feet of wire seems to be ok.
1991 Ford Ranger Custom 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, Runs full rich VIN: 1FTCR14U4M
This is the second time i've been stomped by mechanically bad injectors. After checking a few more things from the replies I recieved, by the way thanks for your advice, I decided to install one injector and watch the plug color - turned white. Installed remai...
1992 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L compressor VIN: 4F2CU447NU
Thanks to all for the quick and accurate replies. We dont work on American cars much and could not find any info on the low pressure or clutch switch. I adjusted the switch with the replacement of the schrader valve, that most all suggested.. Again i say thank...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 2-3shift VIN: 1FTNX20F9X
Well, the transmission has now been completely overhauled and reinstalled back in the vehicle. The transmission now operates fine and shifts through all the gears. I'm very glad that I decided to go back and double check my tests. Otherwise I would have ended ...
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L power steering VIN: 1FAFP52U8X
we replaced the steering rack and that fixed the problem.
1999 Ford F-250 5.4L plug threads VIN: 2F145N4509
well we had oure machine shop install heili-coils to all cycls. i installed the plugs before i installed the heads, and the heili-coils work great.this one is a fix. thanks to all who replied,i hope some day i can return the favor. dave
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Power Steering VIN: 2FMZA5149Y
My everlasting gratitude to all who responded, but especially to Rob of H & H Towing in Libertyville, Mo. who was having a glitch with his he called me directly @ work to give his input. The actual fix was to replace the Rack assembly, this, howe...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L Brake Lights VIN: 1FMZU77EX1
Hey, First off thanks to all who replied! I guess that this is a common failure on these. On mine it turned out to be a bad connector that connects to the turn signal switch. Repaired wire harness with the kit from the dealer and all is well. One other thing...
1997 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L reading hot always VIN: 4S2CM58VXV
After checking all factory proceedures in diagnosing this problem. I finally replaced the coolant temperature guauge and the problem was cured. Apperantly there was a short in the gauge which is also part of the voltage gauge. Thanks for the help. Doug
1993 Mercury Sable LS 3.8L 2-3 shift, 3-4 shift VIN: 1MELM5346P
Lots of response on this one, this seems to be a really common problem that I hadn't seen up until now. Most of the respondents recommended replacing the manual lever position sensor. The problems seen are split about 50/50 between the sensor itself failing, a...
1999 Mercury Tracer LS 2.0L compressor VIN: 1MEFM13P1X
Hi guys! I want to say thanks for everyone responding to my request. We had a time with this one. Several of you suggested the CCRM located behind the driver's headlight may be bad. Well, we replaced it, twice, with brand new ones. Then I got out my trusty o...
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0L valve lifters VIN: 4A3AK54F2S
Hello everyone. I had lots of replys on this from using lighter wieght oil[5w30] to using heavier [15w40]. Also recomended use of oil additives such as BG or Marvel Mystery Oil. I had already change the motor to 15w40 from 10w30. Then I drained out a Quart and...
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L engine VIN: 4A3AK34Y6X
Well, I guess we have to call this fixed. At least we kow the cause of the smoke. Finally got car back, valve seals are ok, but engine has heavy gummy deposits inside. Looks like we have to say the rings are stuck. Cust has opted for a replacement under his ex...
2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L don't run VIN: 4A3AA46G31
Well guys thanks for the help, I checked the crank sensor and the balance shaft belt was broke in half and that took out the crankshaft sensor and bent the interrupter plate, so got the parts ordered and they will be here Wed. Thanks to who all replied, it was...
1988 Nissan D21 E 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN6ND16S5J
sorry guys I couldn't get back on to this vehicle too many other projects on the go, but i did learn that the exhaust tside spark plugs do switch off at a certain rpm and that was very useful info since I was barking up the wrong tree with that idea. Thanks al...
1998 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L Accessories VIN: 1GHDT13WW2
Well this is fixed .it was the circuit board as many suggested, seems the reman company must not check them since I had two bad ones in a row .After checking all the wiring I put in a brand new circuit board and all was good Napa will pay the difference on tha...
1998 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.4L Electronic
First I would like to say thanks to everyone who replied, The range switch took care of the problem, I looked at the terminal contact and the harness for chafing as suggested, no problems. Have a good day.
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L trans shift VIN: 1G2WK52J6Y
Thanks for the replies on the erractic vss. It is reassuring to here from ones who feel I'm heading in the right direction.If the customer will bring the car back I plan to check the tight wiring harness first. Also the rerouted plug wires were an interesting ...
2001 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L Cooling fans VIN: 3G7DA03E41
Many thanks for the replies recieved. I guess I should have added that the vehicle will reach 245deg without the fans activating. The PCM was at fault. This was the only problem with this vehicle. Noone had experienced this but I was reassured by the res...
2001 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Engine VIN: WPOCA29881
The solution to this was an oil seperator. Thanks to Sam [...], who hit it on the head. Other suggestion was to check for overfilling of the engine oil(wasn't).After replacing the seperator we had to run the engine for about an hour to burn the oil out of th...
1991 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L motor VIN: 4S4BJ63C3M
I am back for the close. I didn't fix it. I tried replacing the entire rocker assembly with a used one, all cleaned out, to no avail. I also popped off the oil pump. It only had one small o-ring on the pressure side with silicone for the rest. For S & G I rese...
1999 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, LACK OF POWER VIN: 1F1GF4856X
Thanks to all who responded. Called local dealer with vin number and it turns out the maf was under recall. Took to dealer and had recall performed. Night and day difference. Customer took and is on her way home to Montana. Dealer told me that they are replaci... Trouble codes: P0301, P0171.
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