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1998 Acura TL 3.2L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4UA3647W
Hello everyone. I have a 1998 Acura 3.2TL that customer was complaining of low power, dieing at stops, check engine light has been on for a few days. Knowing the related problems with spark modules and EGR systems being plugged, have checked both and can fin... Trouble codes: P0132 (02 sensor signal high bank 1 sensor 1), P0172 (system too rich bank 1), P1204 (cylinder 4 misfire), P1205 (cylinder 5 misfire), P1206 (cylinder 6 misfire), P0300 (random misfire detected)
1998 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUCB28D5W
Customer reported has been down on power for a couple months. This week died while driving, then cranks no start. Towed to shop, cranked, started, knock from turbo area and/or cylinder head.# 1 spark plug smashed/porcelain/center electrode broken. Oil burnt/di... Trouble codes: P0118, P0300, P0301, P0304
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Alternator VIN: WBADM6333X
Vehicle towed in from another facility for diagnosis of charge system fault. Verified customer complaint - No output. Inspected alternator connections and for proper installation - Appears correct. I did notice that the alternator that was just installed is no...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L traction control VIN: WBADM6343Y
have found BMW code 104 for ABS Module. any body has heard of this problem or knows about the diag. Of code 104? I have no data on this and any help is greatly appreciated. please forward fax to [...]. Thanks to all in advance.
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABN33461
Thanks in advance for your help! When this car first came in, we had several codes, random misfire, cyl 4 misfire, as well as others. We replaced the plugs, (they were mis-matched, somebody has evidently been trying to fix this problem before we got it), clean... Trouble codes: P0175
1985 Buick Electra Park Avenue 3.8L front crank seal VIN: 1G4CW6936F
hey everybody i am looking for the retainer that holds the packing in the front cover that is the front seal. my local gm dealer doesn't stock it and says it back ordered all over the U.S.,and there are not any dealers near that stock it either. all the part ...
1988 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L master /accum. combo VIN: 1G6CD515XJ
Red brake light is on and car has no power can hear the pump hum when the keys is turned on. but system dosnt build pressure.
1994 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L alternator VIN: 1G6KF52Y6R
Car returned today charge light on again only charging about 7 volts, amps were about 97 amps. Replaced alternator with another reman. max volts is 11.25, amp are at about 115 when loaded down. checked for 12 volts at back of alternator, present. Disconnected ...
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L abs light traction control light VIN: 1G6KD54YXW
vehicle will activate traction control upon driving from a dead start for no apparent reason then after a few miles abs light activates and stays on until next startup has codes pc1527 and c1226 my code chart and mitchell does not list these codes any help app...
1987 Chevrolet V20 Scottsdale 5.7L Stall VIN: 1GTGV24K2H
Hi Guys, Here goes. We have this 87 chevy truck that came in on a hook about 2 weeks agao. It cranked fine but had no spark. Traced the problem to a bad ICM. Removed the Distributor cap to replace the ICM and found it full of oil so we installed a reman distri...
1989 Chevrolet V1500 Suburban Scottsdale 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GNEV16K9L
vehicle came to us for rough run condition that worsened when it got warm.has new ignition components and checked for correct installation.every thing checks outs good.compression is min 125psi across the board.pulled wires one at a time to check for rpm chang...
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start VIN: 2GCEK19R7T
Greetings, fellow techs, my bald head can't stand another second of this twister, hopefully someone has a cure for this one. The eng cranks- no spark, this is an enhanced ignition system. A coil driver takes a command from the VCM, vehicle control module, on c...
1999 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1WD52M3X
P0336 came bake found .6 volts on 24X circuit A @pin 70 on PCM. Ground is good. Tach is in-op and when I back feed circuit A with battery voltage Tach works fine and idle smooths out. I can't find what circuit feeds the 12volts. Trouble codes: P0336 (CKP sensor circuit A 24X)
2001 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L daytime running lights VIN: 1Y1SK52831
Good Morning, Thanks for taking the time to read this post. Your help is deeply appreciated. The original complaint was that the parking lights would not turn off. Performed circuit tests and determined DRL module was keeping them turned on. Installed new DR...
2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Stall VIN: 1GBHG31R11
We have this '02 Chevy G3500 Micro Bird bus. Once in a while it will stall when coming to a stop. When it does it will restart but will stall when you let up on accel. pedal. Since we could never get it to act up i replaced the iac and egr a couple weeks ago. ...
1997 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L odometer/rpm VIN: 3C3E255H6V
Customer complaint- odometer and rpm gauge stop working at times. When scanning the car, ecm is seeing the gear selection and rpm. I pulled the dash and found a burnt section on the odometer I replaced that unit. It solved the problem for about 2 weeks. The od...
2000 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L Not Sure VIN: 1C4GP54L1Y
Intermittent (most of the time) vibration at higher speeds starting @ 70 MPH. Off the on ramp and getting up to speed vibration does not seem to happen until hitting bump or disturbance in the road. Can feel vibration in steering wheel, floor, seat, and gas pe...
1989 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B7FL66X1K
this vehicle will hunt up and down for idle, but does not run to bad at higher rpms. the emmisions are so bad you cant stay near it. if we block the top of the throttle body off so no air can run threw it, the engine will still run. i tried to block off the eg... Trouble codes: 21 (running rich), 52 (o2 rich)
1992 Dodge Colt 1.5L No Start
Help Chrysler techs,I'm a GM fuel & electrical guy with this troublesome Colt.Two weeks ago came in for cranks won't run.Checked for spark and injector signals(no spark or injector pulse),replaced distributor with reman unit after some power and ground checks ...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L cab VIN: 1B7HF16Z4W
Yesterday this customer stopped by to make and appt. for an oil change, then called in later sayining that ABS, Brake, Check Engine Lights all came on and he had no speedometer! (This was before it ever made it in for the oil change.) Scanned for codes, found...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Brakes VIN: 12DF3456FG
First off, VIN is incorrect. This truck is coming in next week. Has gone through about 3 sets of front pads and none at the rear. On the hoist, the rear brake action appears delayed and minimal for braking force. Is there a common issue with poor rear braking ...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.8L compressor VIN: 2B4GP44R51
Vehicle will not blow cold air. Compressor cycles on. Cooling fans are on at 30 percent. Gauge readings are very low. If I evacuate and recharge a/c it will cool down to 38 degrees. If I then shut vehicle off and let sit for at least an hour it will not cool a...
1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTDF15NOJ
got every thing fuel pressure,fire,injector pulse, still no start, will run when carb. cleaner is sprayed in & checked all grounds also!! this one is eating my lunch!! i replaced computer,pick up coil& ign module!
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDF0729V
Customer Came in requesting Fuel filter replacement. After fuel filter was replace it was evident it had other problems. This Truck Will Barely Move. Sever lack of power on acceleration. Missfire Codes For Cylinders #3&4 were present on arrival. Pulled both pl... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylinder 3 Missfire Detected), P0304 (Cylinder 4 Missfire Detected)
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDX1862V
Hello, this vehicle has continous code p1401, egr low flow and KOEO code p1408 egr low flow detected.Vacuum source to egr is ok. Wiring and reference voltage to DPFE sensor is good. DPFE sensor checks ok and voltage changes when vacuum is applied to reference ... Trouble codes: P1401 (memory code egr low flow detected), P1408 (koeo egr low floe detected)
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L cooling fans VIN: 1FALP52U5V
Vehicle came in with blown engine. After engine R&R cooling fans inop except with A/C on. Checked all wiring (powers, grounds) All connections good. If I touch the lt green/red wire on the relay box with a test light the fans come on. Have tried a new relay bo...
2000 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Interior lighting VIN: 2FAFP74W0Y
Customer has called me asking for a Light Control Module. Local dealership diagnosed this as his problem causing fuse to blow. The FORD PART number is : [...]. I have not seen this vehicle - customer will not pay another fee to hunt problem. He wants t...
2003 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L Stall VIN: 1FAFP48YX3
hello techs, i am having a problem with a 2003 ford cobra stalling at 5000 rpm and wot intermittently. customer brought car in friday 5/14 with this new concern, he wanted me to drive it home for the weekend and verify concern. on freeway i would cruise about ...
1997 GMC K3500 Sierra SL 7.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDJK34JSV
Hello All This 97 GMC 3500 pu was brought to us from a customer who replaced his intake gasket and now needs his timing set. Well the cam degrees read -45 even after pulling the distributor to repositioning it 4 times still -45. What is the best way to set th...
1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1HGCB7658N
Hello Everyone, This Honda is keeping me guessing. When you accelerate it acts like it is hitting a rev limiter when you hit 3000-3500 rpms. I'm not sure how else to describe it. It isn't a straight up normal misfire, and it doesn't seem to loose spark. With... Trouble codes: 14 (Electronic Air control Valve)
1990 Infiniti Q45 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKNG01CXL
need help for the infiniti crowd. my computor suggest that there is a computor hook up but i can't find it. and when i tried mitchell on-demand at work it says that i have to pull the cars computor out and turn a switch on it but it doesn't is the switch in th...
1997 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L blower VIN: 4S2CK58V2V
Hey Guys We have this Rodeo in the shop with an inoperable blower motor. I've changed the resistor block out and it worked for a few minutes and then I believe blew the new resistor out. When the vehicle first came in, I went straight to the blower motor to s...
1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L Suspension VIN: JACDJ58X1W
This vehicle will make a groaning noise primarily on right hand turns that seems to be consistent with wheel speed. Owner says he has heard it going straight but at a volumne much less that heard during r/h turns. I did hear it on one l/h turns but probably wo...
1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Electronic VIN: SALPV1244T
Hi fellow techs, This Rangerover came in displaying check engine light code P1708,transfer box link permanently at groung-drive cycle a. There are no customer complaints as to performance of the transfer box and I could not determine any problems after road ...
1995 Mazda Miata 1.8L SRS system VIN: JM1NA3539S
The SRS light is flashing a code 2 which is not on the list of problems. I am curious if any of you Mazda gurus have seen a similar problem with the controller for the sir bag system. I am suspicious that the controller has gone bad with a voltage spike but ca...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA32E4S
i am needing information for code 236 do not have available information thank you for read my question mercedes benz 1995 e320 Trouble codes: 236 (no information available)
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4JGA54E9WA
hello all this vehicle came in with customer complaining that it stalls. check crank signal when it stalls no crank sinal so replace it has not stall eversince but now lacks power and misfires. Trouble codes: P0300, P0400, P0171, P0173, P0304, P0302
1986 Mercury Cougar 3.8L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1MEBP9233G
Hi Car came in previously w/ a high idle, replaced the idle solenoid and it ran fine. Now it has an intermittant wants to die and does sometimes, but 95% of the time it runs fine. Fuel pressure is 42lbs and all systems are working properly. It felt like it was...
1991 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Speedometer VIN: JN1HJ01P2M
The speedometer in inop. Took out the speed sensor and did manual ac voltage test. When spinning gear by hand I get .4-.5 ac volts. The mitchell test says that is ok. I am getting increase ac voltage as increase speed at the back of the cluster were speedomete...
1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L shifting VIN: JN8HD17Y7S
this vehicle will do this intermitently, driving down the highway it will shift back into 3rd gear from OD but when the vehicle comes to a stop it starts out in 3rd gear and will only shift into first manually and then second gear and will not go into 3rd or 4...
1997 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2DN1111V
Hello folks, this van has a strange condition that's leading me around in circles. It came in for a MIL on indicating a faulty TPS (codes po120 & p1705). After scanning the vehicle I reset the ECM and the code came back immediately-I mean within two seconds. I... Trouble codes: P0120, P1705
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D91
hello group, hope you nissan techs can help, have one brought in on hook won't fire-no spark, no fuel, won't communicate with scan tool. checked fuses all ok? thought it was ecm relay behind glove box if mod isn't lying about location but subtituiting known go...
1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.1L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3W754T6M
Check engine light comes on intermittently with code 42 (EST circuit) being set. The customer reports that the vehicle dies intermittently while driving, but I have not been able to verify this. The ignition module failed the EST ohms test as per the flow char... Trouble codes: 42 (Electronic spark timing problem)
1991 Peugeot 505 SW8 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: VF3CF3271M
We got this peugeot that has been to a couple of shops. customer had replaced head and it hasn't run right sence. It had a very bad lack of power. We checked cam timing first with nothing found. Checked vacume advance(not working) replaced then between 2000 an...
1991 Pontiac Sunbird LE 3.1L speedomotor VIN: 1G2JB11T8M
speedo only works when the car has been running for 15 mins.checked for pulse at the sensor and have a signal but not sure if the magnet inside the sensor is gone. Dealer want $300 for the sensor and and I'm not sure if it could be a tranny internal problem. P...
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G2NE52T5X
This car came after someone put a waterpump on in the back yard. It would hardly run. After messing with awhile I found they had the timing chian off a few teeth on the exhust cam. and the tesioner was not released. Have no idea why they went in there. Retimed...
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L p0716 VIN: 1G2WJ52K4Y
Hello everyone and thanks in advance for the help on this one. The problem is an intermittent service engine soon light with a P0716 (input shaft speed sensor error). I removed the side cover and replaced the sensor thinking it would go open intermittently. T...
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L traction control VIN: 1G2WP52K12
When this vehicle is first started and you move it forward a few feet you can feel the Abs pump cycling (just buzzing). After this the symptom does not occur again unless the car is switched off and then restarted then you can make it cycle again. This symptom...
1994 Saab 9000 2.3L no reverse
We got this one in for a problem where it will not always go into reverse. We looked it over and saw the front motor mount broken in two pieces so we recomended changing it and the coupler to be safe but there is no change. When you move the shifter into rever...
1997 Saturn SC1 1.9L MIL Lamp on
after ETC sensor and wiring repair, rear O2 code returns (p0140). Replaced rear O2 sensor, and inspected wiring for damage. Scanner does show voltage movement in shop, after 1-2 days driving, the MIL on again. Believe we just have a bad cat, but other FIX post... Trouble codes: P0140 (No activity bank 1 sensor 2)
2003 Saturn VUE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZCZ23DX3
This car came back to us two days after we put an ignition switch in it to try and solve the problems discribed below. The symptoms are TACK DROPS TO ZERO WHILE THE CAR IS RUNNING and you LOSE POWER STEERING and the POWER LOCKS GO NUTS. Also the SECURITY LIGHT...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K8V
This federal camry runs ok, has a P0171 with MIL on. lt fuel trim is 25% at idle some times its over 40%. When you drive the lt goes to zero and runs around.The front O2 (not af sensor)is running very well with a good range full sweep .100 to .900 . rear o2 ha... Trouble codes: P0171
1999 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L compressor VIN: T32F93C0XY
This suppose to have gas accoording to other tech comp. won't kick on. have power to ac amp but not at term 13. relays are good,so are fuses
1996 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L shifting VIN: 3VWBA81E2T
i scanned for codes and none were found.(took to a vw shop) the problem i am having with this vehicle is that is has a hard shift, early down shift , and sometimes it is fine. i read some TSBS on this and i came up with the trans temp sensor in the printed cir...
1997 Volkswagen Cabrio High Line 2.0L 1/2 and 3/4 shifts VIN: 3VWBA81E6V
This car came in for regular service and needed a bunch of small items taken care of, among them was the cruise was inop. , module was bad. There were no codes and car seems to run ok , maybe a little doggy but I think that is due in part to the trans not work...
1991 Volvo 740 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: YV1FA8849M
I got into a mess with this VOLVO. The owner got this thing very hot and destroyed the engine. We put an engine from a junkyard in it and yes this was our first VOLVO engine replacement job (nothing special right).Now the car acts like its out of time and it w...
1995 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L cooling fan VIN: YV1LW5710S
Overheating b/c damaged thermostat-rplaced. NO engine damage from overheating. Compression good-no steam at tailpipe. HC check at expansion tank-negative. Cooling fan will not turn on UNLESS A/C system is on. Even then when engine turned off cooling fan will n...

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1997 Audi A6 2.8L Unknown VIN: WAUJC84A7W
After long searching and following wiring diagrams I fount a pinched wire under the dash, coming from the control head. It looed as if someone installed an electronic device of sorts at some point and pinched ths wire in the progress. Took me forever to find. ...
1993 BMW 525i 2.5L no start VIN: WBAHD8314P
We received several suggestions about the trip computer's lockout feature. We did not get into that because the owner decided to trade the car for a new Lexus. He had already spent what he saw as half its value before bringing it to us, and decided to cut his ...
1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L cruise control VIN: 1G4HP52LOR
Recieved 4 replies on this car;one suggesting possible vac.dropout during cruise operation and 3 suggesting brake switch problems.we had pretty well eliminated vac problems already but the brake switch problem sounded possible.seems that the scan tool won't al...
1987 Chevrolet R10 Custom Deluxe 5.0L No Start VIN: 1GCDR14H9H
many of you suggested replacing the ignition module,i had neglected to tell everyone i had try one (mostly out of fear of being tagged a parts changer)bill from illinois was a great help!!he suggested disconnecting the four wire connector at the dist and with ...
1989 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCCS14Z8K
Thanks for the suggestions on how to fix this truck. Most suggested that I had a vacuum or timing problem. I smoke checked the truck and didnt find any leaks. I rechecked the timing and found that it was VERY advanced (maybe 20 degrees) from what it showed the...
1994 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban Silverado 5.7L Stall VIN: 1GNEC16K3R
What Was found was the coolant temp sensor was the problem. We replaced it and the problem was gone. I just wanted to say thanks to all the people thet took time out of there busy [...] and help me with this problem thanks. Some times you get so involved in your...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L fuel gauge and sender VIN: 2GCEC19V5X
First of all I would like to thanks all responders for your efforts. I have not been able to repair at this time as customer is very busy, (electrical contractor) and has not brought it back to us. Listed below are the responses I received and were helpful. Th...
2003 Chevrolet EXPRESS 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBJG31083
The fix for this vehicle was wiring from pcm rubbed through , just above frame where bracket is welded to frame for upper control arm. After repairing these wires bias voltage with key on engine off was .450mv like it should be. We also needed to replace #6 in... Trouble codes: P0300.
1994 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L 1-2 or 2-1 shift VIN: 2B3ED56F8R
thank you to all who replied to my questions. we found that the trans controller has a relay which was giving us trouble. we switched it with the wiper relay and haven't had a problem since. we have a new relay ordered to install for the customer the next time...
1998 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L Cuts out VIN: 1B3EJ56H7W
A new PCM was the fix for this one. I was watching both the crank/cam sensors, and the 8 volt ref when it acted up...after several shots of problem with good waveforms started looking at PCM...all is well..thanks for the replies
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.9L wheel bearings VIN: 2B7JB21Z0X
(5-19-04) I just realized that I never closed this posting. I apologize for the delay. The vehicle is actually coming in this afternoon, and we are planning to re-inspect the wheel bearings to see where we stand. Replies ranged from careful visual inspection...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L rear unit VIN: 1FBSS31L9W
Thanks to all that helped me out here--and the winner is--not enough airflow across the cond.!?!? I removed the fan shroud and blew out the rad. and cond.-reinstalled the shroud and charged a/c to correct amount and ran unit with everything at operating temp. ...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L low range VIN: NW21S2XEE9
Received 4 responses. 3 of which all indicated to the gems module. Before asking for help this was the suspect area. Upon contacting the customer about bringing the truck back in for the fix, he decided to take the vehicle to the dealer and I have been told th...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1FTNW21F8Y
Well thanks for all the help. After swapping the valve body and still had same problems I then went for the solenoid pack and it still wasnt fixed. I assumed the whole time the NEW FORD accumulator body was good. Well, That was a bad assumption because I swapp...
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L surging/overdrive VIN: 1FTRF17W3Y
THe PDFE sensor fixed this one. THe old one was too slow to respond and the PCM was over shooting the pulsewith of the EGR solonoid. Thanks for the replies
1999 GMC Yukon Denali SLE 5.7L Vortec unit leaking VIN: 1GKEK13R6X
The consensus was that we should replace the unit with an updated model. or 1-[...] is the place that was recommended to get the updated model. Trying to replace only one of the leaking poppets and then have it come back later did not see...
1985 Honda Accord LX 1.8L Rod Bearings VIN: 1HGAD7433F
Well guy's I got the info I was looking for. Out of the 14 replies 12 said to go with aftermarket bearings and plastiguage them, witch is what I am going to do. I was given some very good info such as the differances in the OEM bearings is very minute. Keep in...
1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L wont shift out of 2nd VIN: IHGCB765XM
well all but one of the 20 responses i recieved hit the nail right on the head. It seems that the trans ecu is a common failure among this model honda. So much for my small town dealer. The other respnse informed me that he had seen wiring problems where the s...
1991 Isuzu Pickup S 2.3L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 4S1CL11L8M
checked vac. switching valve ,found ok.checked ecu for damage ,ok.Replaced complete carb. w/reman.fault still remains same.
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L ride control VIN: SALTY1245X
I had three replies suggesting to inspect bags for leaks, well I did do that again, but this time w/soap and water i FOUND AIR BAG LEAKING, BUT I still know pump is bad and causing no pressure to fill bags, We ( the customer and I) thought the best fix would b...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L convertor/front pump seal VIN: JTGHF10U7X
Every response was helpfull. Thank you for your help. Most of you correctly suggested dowel pins were missing. I asked the installing technician if the dowel pins were in place and he said they were. When we pulled the trans out we did find two alignment dowel...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: WDBGA51E9R
Thanks to Thomas [...].from Iowa, Joseph from AZ, Frank from NV, and Todd from IL. And a special thanks to David Poole from Texas who actually phoned me. Thomas suggested the EA motor was at fault. It has two switches that are opposites: voltage rises to 4.5 on on...
2003 Other European AROSA 1.0L Immob/programming VIN: VSSZZZ68Z3
Thanks to Kev from Pennsylvania and Michal from the Czech Republic for your helpful replies (it's well appreciated). The answer to the problem came from much closer to home, which was a local garage that was able to obtain the correct 4 digit code. This enable...
1991 Pontiac Sunbird LE 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1G2JB11T8M
thanks everyone for the info EGR was stuck open pintle#2 and the wires were replace based on age idles fine and dosent stall when braking on decel. turn signals was the area that got me thinking harder than I really had to. You guys and girls are great fri...
1994 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GMDU06LOS
well i had the van running in the shop engine died and would not restart. tested for spark and had spark only on one coil. replaced ignition module all was well and the mysterious idle problem was gone thanks to all that responded.
1991 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L AWD System VIN: JF2BJ63C1M
This Subaru has not been fixed as of this post, however it is diagnosed thanks largely to Wayd in Montana, and Alldata. I eliminated the computer, sensors and wiring as being the problem, and isolated the problem to a mechanical issue within the trans itself. ...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Transmission Control Unit VIN: 4S3BG685XW
Hi, Thanks to all that replied. Special thanks to Wayd and John for the code extraction sequence, wiring diagrams and flow charts. Code 16 is a Torque control cut signal. Both John and Wayd recommended clearing the code, due to this code setting falsly. Appa...
1991 Toyota MR2 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, high idle VIN: JT2SW21M9M
o2 sensor was giving wrong signal. reading was rich so iac open let more air in. replace o2 idle went down to 780 rpm.
2000 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L inner cv boots VIN: 5TBBT4815Y
Of the 3 replies one was missread & thought I had installed new boots... one stated the angle is too severe and I should get in touch with Bellingham or Downey off road & seek new joints & spiral boots and the 3rd reply was from another 1999 Tundra owner who d...
1985 Volkswagen Jetta 1.6L coolant temp guage VIN: WVWGH0160F
Sorry for the delay in the fix post on this one. I had to wait for customer, but as most said it was the level sensor in the coolant bottle. I had bypassed it earlier but that did not turn the light off. A new coolant sensor fixed the problem. Thanks
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWSA87H9V
Thank you guys for all the replies. I have yet to get the car back. My 18 year old is not as interested as me in getting to the heart of the problem. I'll let you all know when I do Joseph [...]
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L low compression VIN: 3VWTE29M34
Well, this was most peculiar. Technically the car still is not fixed, but we found a few things out. Upon removing the head, we found combustions chambers and pistons that looked like the engine had 200k miles. The carbon build-up was tremendous! Also, the cyl...
1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Cuts out VIN: YV1LW5727T
And first prize goes to... Bruce, Gene, and Christopher! As the problem was totally random, we couldn't check fuel pressures during failure. We had already done a thorough inspection of all visible wiring in search of either corrosion or a loose connection, ...
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