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1985 BMW 528e 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, no power VIN: WBADK8301F
This car was brought to us by another shop. car will idle sometimes perfectly and then cuts out. car has no power at all. if you try to accelerate in gear, no power at all. if you rev engine in neutral, car will rev, but feels like a hesitation before revving....
1995 BMW 740iL 4.0L Misfire VIN: WBAGJ6324S
We have checked injectors- swapped from cylinder to cylinder as well as plugs, coils, etc. # 8 cylinder still has a constant misfire- pulling spark plug an inspecting shows fuel on plug- We are out of ideas- is there anything that could cause a misfire on one ...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Lock-up clutch VIN: WBAAM3338X
The owner dropped this car off again yesterday afternoon complaining that it again started sticking in 4th gear until the ignition was turned off and car restarted. The check engine light comes on and car goes into limp-home mode apparently staying in 4th gear...
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L day light VIN: WPOABCDE.
dear friends, we are using the bmwtechinfo online diagnositc and programing service from BMW. (we have NO modic or gt1) this 325 vin@ ...kl75189 which is a USA car, but he moved to canada and we have to activate the "day light runnings lights" we went in...
1993 Buick Century Custom 3.3L power door locks VIN: 1G4AG55M5R
The Customer says that about once every 3 months or so they can't turn there door key (either front door) to unlock there car. They have to have aaa come out and use a slim jim type tool to hit the interior unlock button to get the car open. We have not been a...
1998 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L programing failure VIN: 1G6KY5490W
Help!! Calling any Caddy programmers out there. While trying to reprogram the ECM with my Tech-2, the download to the car was about 50% done when all of the sudden the display showed up several, (13 I think), error messages and the message "Programming Faile...
2000 Cadillac Escalade 5.7L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire
Truck came in for a slight running rough condition/stalling bucking on accel. A complete tune up was done do to oem compnents still on the truck. After installing all the components the problem was still there. The condition is the truck sometimes is hard to ...
1991 Chevrolet S10 4.3L no speedo VIN: 1GCER14K6H
i have this s-10 that is driving me nuts. the speedo is inop. speed sensor signal to drac is ok. signal from drac to ecm is good. signal to abs module is good. my problem is that i can not get a signal to the cluster. replaced drac. no change. i cannot see any...
1994 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Burns Oil VIN: 1GCEK19K7R
Truck is burning oil at one qt per 200 miles. It does not smoke on start up. It does not smoke when acc under normal driving conditions. When we see smoke is hard accl when truck is cold. Fire the truck up and floor it and there is alot of smoke. Stay in the g...
1994 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 4.3L 3rd gear at stop VIN: 1G1BL52W8R
This caprice will take off from a stop in third gear. It will shift down to second when shifted to manual low. Found a code 84 for 3-2 shift solenoid. I checked with ohmmeter and got 10 ohms. Under list of possible causes All-data lists only solenoid and pcm a...
1996 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCCS19X7T
This truck cranks ok, sometimes sounds like it wants to fire, then sometimes will hesitate, like retarted timing. I pulled #2 and #4 plug and motor started. plugs back in, dropped exhaust in ft of cat, wont start? Cat is melted down, and fuel filter was 99% pl...
1995 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L No Overdrive VIN: 4C3AU52N4S
Car came in with complaint of High RPM and no gas mileage. Road test confirm - Scan no faults engine trans or body. Scan and road test 3rd gear only, shifts normally to that point, Tried to perform quick learn after nuetral shift then to OD nothing. Checked pr...
1996 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L No Start VIN: 1C4GP64L6T
Was towed in ..no start ,died while drivig,I have checked codes and for spark.No codes ,no spark,I get rpm signal with scan tool while starting.Have replaced crank sensor and cam sensors.Per all data tests.Found burnt place on back side of coil pack,replaced ,...
1976 Dodge B300 5.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: F44CF8V706
The vehicle was brought in to a neighbor shop for an emission test and failed. Number one clyinder was not fireing, a compression test was performed all cylinders are at 150 psi. There is spark and propane was added, still that cylinder won't fire. The runners...
1990 Dodge B350 5.9L No Start VIN: 2B5WB35Z8L
vehicle was brought in by customer after having engine replaced with same year and equipment by another garage, when vehicle is hot it dumps fuel into the tbi flooding it and causing a no start condition, all sensors appear to be within spec, customer also had...
1994 Dodge B250 5.2L gas conversion VIN: 2B7HB21T4R
we have a low mileage CNG van that the customer wants converted back to gasoline.I am unshure of everything that would need to be changed.Any help would be appreciated.
1998 Dodge Durango 5.2L heater core
I won the pleasure of replacing a heater core in this durango. will try and start tommorrow and was wondering if this job is a bad as it looks in mod . any short cuts or helpful hints would be welcome thanks in advance
1996 Eagle Talon TSi 2.0L monitors wont run VIN: 4E3AK54F3T
vehicle came in for california smog inspection in january. everything passed except for obdii readiness tests. only three monitors are completed.(misfire, fuel system, and components. i have five incomplete monitors and the state only allows two. the customer ...
1983 Ford E-250 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 4.9L Valve Adjustment VIN: 1FBHE21YXD
Thanks in advance for any and all advice you can give me. I didnt pay attention when I tore this down, but now I'm puting it back together and the valve train doesnt seem right. My book says that 79 and up 300 6 cyls. have valves that dont need adusting but th...
1989 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTEF14Y5K
Hi group,this ford truck idles a little roughly at 1000 rpm's.when propane is introduced this helps smooth out the idle, which tells of a lean condition. When the throttle is applied,it starts to break up at 2,600 rpm's and won't go over 3,000 rpm's even if yo...
1989 Ford Probe LX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVBT21C3K
Okay Guys! I have an 89 Probe in my bay and I can not find the single wire ST1 connector that you have to jump to ground to get codes. I found the 6-cavity connector (3-wire) that serves as the ALDL by the driver side strut tower. Where is the ST-1 single wire...
1989 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Cuts out VIN: 1FTEF14Y2K
this truck bucks & jerks very bad under acceleration & cruise & only seems to start after you reach 25 mph & above. it idles great & will accelerate with no problems sitting in shop. it has new plugs,wires,cap,rotor,fuel pump & filters installed by customer. w...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP653XT
Hello fellow technicans. Today a customer brought his 1996 Ford Contour in due to a check engine light coming back on after it was reset a few weeks ago. The code that was extracted was P0171- System Too Lean (Bank 1). After going on a test drive with the cust... Trouble codes: P0171 (System Too Lean Bank 1)
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L all gauges VIN: 1FTDF1766V
One month ago & 1500 miles ago all gauges quit working. We replaced #29 fuse (5 amp) tested amp draw, wire wiggled, taped on gauge cluster, test drove & checked wiggled wiring in the engine compartment, could not get fuse to blow. He brings truck in today same...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX08L8V
request help to all ford technicians. have a f-150 1997 truck with a misfire at idle and under load. checked spark plugs at front cylinders and they appear in good condition. not sure what the cylinder numbering configuration is for a 5.4 liter v-8. checked fo... Trouble codes: P0302, P0304
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6538V
Car came in with mil on. No drivability problem. Both p0402 and p1780 present. Have tested vacuum solenoid(appears good). Removed vacuum hose from egr valve and installed gauge to hose. When rpm is raised, sufficient vacuum is present. When vacuum is applied t... Trouble codes: P0402, P1780
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L speedo prob/no shift VIN: 1FTNE24L6W
this is 1 from another shop. it came in for no speedometer, the other shop has replaced the speed sensors in both the trans & rear end. i pulled codes & it had none other than p1000. i check data & find a good vss reading to the pcm, next i pull the cluster & ... Trouble codes: P0500
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZV34X1X
hi techs looking for help on this one. this suv came in with these repairs done. so we thought this would be easy because another shop replace all the parts for the codes. well we check the codes again and check for input and output from the computer. we found... Trouble codes: P1309 (misfire monitor fault), P0172 (system too rich bank 1), P0175 (system too rich bank 2)
1996 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L MIL Lamp on, Code P0430 VIN: 2GTEK19ROT
After a major tune up vehicle was driven for about a week before mil came back on with a P0430 stored. Does this vehicle have a bad converter? Can a fuel injection flush bring it back. Any one ran into this problem. Not the first one I've seen. 1999 Chevrolet ... Trouble codes: P0430 (converter efficiency bank 2)
1995 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L rear a.c. unit VIN: JHMRA1869S
Car came in with a moisture problem out of overhead a.c. and system working fine. We told them to drive car a day and see what happens since they came in at closing. Then it came back with same problem the next day except that now front unit was not working an...
1988 Jaguar XJS C 5.3L Starting VIN: SAJNA5849J
Vehicle came in with an intermititant crank but no start. So far we have not had a problem. I do know the ignition amplifier can cause this type of problem but I have no specs for testing this unit. It is a Lucas part so this is not a Marelli system. If anyone...
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L pings
We have this Jeep that pings. It happens when the trans goes into overdrive and convertor locks,the egr is commanded off,timing goes from mid 30s to low 20s,tps reads 1.5v to 1.8v,fuel trims normal & O2 switching. This condition is under very slight load, the ...
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L A/C system VIN: 1J4GZ58S7S
This is the wife's Jeep, and it's time for it's "tri-annual" evaporator change. I would like to know if anyone has some tips/suggestions as far as eliminating the "bad odor" that seems to come along with a new evap. With the previous two evap changes, - there ...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L driveline/suspension VIN: 1J4GW58N31
Hello everyone. We have a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited that has an unusual noise. On left or right slow speed turns (parking lot speed), with the steering wheel turned to lock, we get a very loud dull squeak/groaning noise from under the vehicle. It is def...
1996 Kia Sephia GS 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: KNAFA1258T
We have ran out of things to check/replace on this one. Any help will be greatly appreciated. We have a # 3 cylinder misfire intermittant only at idle. Otherwise the car runs great. The spark plugs and wires have been swapped between cylinders and problem stil...
1991 Mercury Capri 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 6MPCT01Z3M
I need some help on this one. I have a 91 capri that has an engine light on all the time. Code 03 cid sensor. The yellow wire from the eca to the cid sensor has no resistance. The ground at the distributor is ok. VPWR is 12 v at distributor. I have 12V at both... Trouble codes: 03 (Cylinder ID cam sensor)
1993 Mercury Tracer 1.9L rod bearings VIN: 3MAPM10J4P
Looking for some advice here from someone with a good or bad experience replacing bearings in a 1.9L Ford. I have seen bearing failures soon after replacement on these, but never with any firm reason why. This car went to shop A with a noise complaint. They re...
1990 Mitsubishi Galant GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3CR56R0L
idles at 2000 rpm and surges,runs ok at road speed
2001 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L Misfire
Our shop replaced the timing belt on this car a few days before the customer came back with this problem. The customer states that it ran fine for a day or two after the timing belt job. The car has a misfire between 2500 and 3000 rpms only. Doesnt matter if y... Trouble codes: P0300
1992 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1EJ01S7N
hi techs, the car seems to spit and sputter under load sometimes stalls even at highway speeds,but starts up right away. any help would be greatly appreciated
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D0Y
This car idles fine. On acceration it lacks any power and boggs down like it is running out of fuel. The O2s go lean and the engine won't pick up enough speed for the MAF to go any higher than 12 grams. We can introduce propane and the engine picks up power an... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2000 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07Y51
the vehicle runs well, only with mil lamp on. scan for codes shows code for lh cam position sensor (p1145), swap sensors; code follows (p1140). replace sensor with new oem; code remains; clear codes and run; both codes reoccur. perform resistance check accordi... Trouble codes: 1145 (fuel air metering lh cam position sensor), 1140 (rh cam position sensor)
1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass GLS 3.1L turn signals/headlamps/wipers VIN: 1G3NG52M4X
customer complaint is intermittant loss of following lighting systems: turn signals(left and right), daytime running lamps and headlamps. Also the windshield wipers only work on high and will not park. The service vehicle soon and theft system lamps are on in ...
1998 Ferrari F355 Spider 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: ZFFXR48A6W
How the CHECK-ENGINE-codes can be read on this vehicle? There is an OBD-II plug under the dash, but it will not communicate with the generic tester (AST, ACTRON, etc.). I got the original workshop manual, which indicates, that early 355s can have the code read...
1998 Other GM H1 6.0L Out put flange, left VIN: 137ZA8434V
The left rear brake pad and caliper are wet with gear oil. Left out put flange appears to leak on the rotor side of flange (not the seal side at rear diff) Before we take it apart, A) is there a seal at the center of the flange, B) does any one have a source f...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NE52M5T
Car keeps setting the same codes- both oxygen sensor are working fine when scanning- switching lean to rich- Both sensors were replaced 11/02 and rear was replaced again 10/03- it is setting codes again for both sensors- The code description details sensor rem... Trouble codes: P0134 (Front O2 sensor no activity), P0140 (Rear O2 sensor no activity)
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G2WP52K7X
This one has us stumped.Customer complains of a miss under light load at 45 to 50 mph.We have not been able to make it miss for us but she says it misses. We have driven with her and she has not been able to make it do it when we are along. We have put more ...
1985 Saab 900 2.0L ignition switch VIN: YS3AM45J0F
Hello Euro Techs, I have this car towed to my shop stating the engine kept running with the key is in off position.He has to pull the battery cable off to kill the engine.We tried to replaced the ignition switch which he bought from Auto Zone.And it still doi...
1995 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Exhaust Valve VIN: 1NXAEC489S
Valve job performed 4,000 miles ago for 100% leakage past exhaust valve cylinder #2, can't seem to remember how the valve or which of the 2 failed or looked like. 4,000 miles later same cylinder 100% leakage exhaust valve, [[...]]. New replacement valve e...
2003 Toyota Matrix 1.8L Charge light
Fellow techs I have a 2003 matrix in the shop with a battery light on and a no daylight running light complaint. Alernator is charging normally. Customer states that both conditions occured together. Very little information through all-data. Running lights wil...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L Interior Lights and Alarm VIN: 9BWGP61J41
Hello all, Client dropped off car with complaint of inoperative alarm horn and interior lights staying on. Also rear hatch will not unlock with key. We verified complaint, rear latch will not unlock with key, will unlock with remote switch in D/F door. Inte...
1997 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5643V
had lots of black smoke. ck eng lite on. scanned with trusty baum i-scan, got front ox sensor and fuel trim codes. replaced front ox sensor, repaired 3 vac leaks, incl. the one behind ps pump. smoke tested, no leaks found. reset by touching batt terminals toge... Trouble codes: FET21, FET23
2001 Volvo C70 2.4L air bag VIN: YV1NC53DO1
Customer rear ended stopped car at stop sign. Right front air bag and roll bar deployed and Left front air bag did not. Body shop is asking me if there was something pre-existing wrong with the SRS system. I hope you Volvo specialists can give me a clue.
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L p-d shift VIN: YV1SW53D61
We have this volvo V70 that during a cold start has a slow engagement. We have tried to check codes but we don't have the factory tool for the 2001 and up cars. hecked fluid not burnt or low. I saw many posts about updates of the software and valve body issues...

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1970 BMW 2800CS 2800CC Mechanical VIN: 0000227010
Well,Well, Well this really is an eye opener. It seems that BMW has made the largest production run of any single engine, in history. That being this 2800cc six. They produced it from 1968 to 1993 in its same form with almost no changes. Wow. Thanks to all who...
1998 Buick Century Custom 3.1L abs and master cyl
found out that the delco 4 or 5 abs unit failed when the piston was forced back without opening the bleeder at the caliper. we ate a 700 doller unit a labor. thanks for everyones help. Franky
1998 Buick Regal LS 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WFS214W
we found a broken tube on the filler neck assembly.thank you all for the help.rust had penetrated the metal and removing the fuel tank disturbed it enough to cause a leak. Trouble codes: 442 (evap. small leak detected).
1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GBEL19W2V
Frist of all a big thank you to all who took the time out of their day to help!!! iATN is a great tool!!! We checked and rechecked compression,and running compression, we had AC plugs in it - and replaced #4 same. We then decided to remove upper plenum to insp...
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Duct Temp VIN: 1GNEC13T12
Hi Friends! I recieved many replys for my request. With many different suggestions. Most requested system pressures to offer more help! I checked pressures they were within specs! i then evaq and check feron amount was low about .75# but still smae problem. I ...
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNFK16Z22
THANKS! We had 2 that knew what the problem was. The Cat on the passenger side is clogged. The exhaust system has separte cats just below the exh manifolds. The misfires only were occuring on the one side that had the clogged cat. Relieving the exh back pressu... Trouble codes: P0300.
1991 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L left 1/2 shaft VIN: 1B4GK54R2M
I want to start this with an apologie.I recievied a number of replies and all said to check and make sure engine and trans.is not shifted to one side I was told to either support vehicle under lower control arms or let it sit on floor loosen axle nuts push axl...
1995 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Alternator VIN: 1B7KE26C7M
I went the rout of being cautious and cleaned all the connections and every ground wire I could find and it now charges properly. I am sorry I don't know which wire cured the problem but one of them had to have caused the problem they all had some oxidation on...
1995 Dodge Ram 2500 8.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1B7KF26W9S
I appreciate all the replies I got on this. I installed a new injector in cyl #4 and the misfire under load and idle is now gone and we are all happy. Yay! Customer elected not to replace lower intake gaskets at this time since it is not noticable right now. I...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 3.9L ABS module VIN: 2B7HB11X9X
Thanks to all of the replies I received to this problem. It is a real impressive thing to see evryone take time out oftheir busy work days to help each other out. After talking to Snap-On Tech Support as was suggested in one of the replies, I was told to switc...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L compressor VIN: 1B4GP44G4Y
Thanks to all who replied! Even the ones who actually read ALL the info ;P The clutch had bit the dust, and according to Mr. [...]! I could'nt tell much until...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Brakes VIN: 12DF3456FG
Truck stops great, now! 3 great replies. Noted that the customer had installed large tires and rims on this unit also. Replaced rear shoes. They were very hard and still original. Resurfaced drums. Sourced rear wheel cylinders from a 99 1-ton which means we we...
1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTDF15NOJ
thank you all for youre help! this was a strange one,after rechecking the map sensor we found it to be the problem it was keeping the injectors from opening wide enough to run.thanhs agian for all the relpies!!
1999 Ford Escort SE 2.0L controls VIN: 1FAFP13P6X
Thank all of you for your help. Some of you hit the problem right off. The dealer billed me for a ccrm with a BC ending and that was the correct one but when I rechecked the box they sent me a AC ending. I called the dealer and told them what they did and they...
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Abs module VIN: 1FDRE14W4X
After repies stating that 3 MPH is base for abs module procided to replace Left frt speed sensor as of now vehicle has no other problems. Thanks very much for the needed imfomation Ken
1999 Ford F-250 Lariat 4.6L brake lights VIN: 2FTRX27WXX
Thanks guys for pointing me in the right direction on this. My problem turned out to be a loose connection at the plug in on the multi function switch. This was a green wire which comes from the brake light switch. repaired the connection and now have brake li...
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP52281
Well..of all the people that sent a reply,I am pretty sureALL of them were on the money! The flex fuel module... Ichecked my vantage,to no avail! I haven't checked withsnappy yet,but I wonder if vantage has the options forthese other systems in the vehicle..no... Trouble codes: P0460.
1990 GMC K1500 Sierra 5.0L brakes VIN: 2GCDK14H2L
rear brakes were not adjusted that is why the peddle was crappy. abs light was on due to excessive hydrolic pressure created from the oversized tires and rims.
1990 GMC K1500 Sierra 5.0L brakes VIN: 2GCDK14H2L
this was a double message... there was another response
1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L Drivetrain VIN: 1GKDT13W7W
We found that the gears in the rear axle were not 'stock', this is what caused the problem. Thank you to all who offered me HELP
1990 Honda Accord DX 2.2L balance shaft belt VIN: JHMCB7642L
Thanks to all that responded to help us out with this dilema! Isn't this a disposable car? Just kidding! Anyway, to align the rear balance shaft, most people were saying to stick a drill bit the size of a 6mm bolt into the access hole in the back of the bloc...
1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L srs light VIN: 1HGCB7659P
Well, haven't been able to get this car back in for further testing, customer says problem has become very intermittent. Only happening once a week and just for a brief time. Most replies to help request indicated possible ground problem or clockspring. One re...
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Misfire VIN: JHMCD5565R
Customer has not yet returned, but I am confident the problem is going to be clogged EGR passages, due to the knowledgeable advice from other techs on iATN. Thank you for your responses.
1996 Hyundai Accent 1.5L monitor completion VIN: KMHVF14N2T
There were 8 replies on this request, thanks to all who responded, especially Rick, Jeff, and Jay. The transmission fault had to be repaired to get the monitors to run. Trans code was a shorted pressure regulator solenoid or circuit. Tested the solenoid and ci... Trouble codes: P0748 (Pressure control solenoid).
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start, Hard start VIN: 4S2CM58W0W
Sorry for the delay in responding. I have been waiting for the customer to return. Most of the replies recommended fuel pressure problems but I have not seen the vehicle long enough to check pressure. It was dropped off in my shop when I was not there and th... Trouble codes: P1441.
2000 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L engine VIN: SAJDA24C3Y
well the responces recived said to replace the motor & that is what we will do. I thought it was the best way to go & everyone said the same sooooooooo. thanks
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Charging VIN: 1J4GZ78S6P
Well, this thing is out of here, for now. I put another PCM on it and also a new battery cable harness. The negative cable had been cut off and one of those clamp on ends installed. Only time will tell, the PCMs usually last about 1 month...
1999 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L Speedometer VIN: 1J4FY49SXX
Thanks too all that replied with help. This vehicle uses a gear driven speed sensor similar to older Chrysler front wheel drive vehicles. Once I was pointed in the right direction, it was right there on the transfer case rear output. It had a 34 tooth gear, no...
1999 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L No Bus Comm VIN: 1J4FY49S3X
Hi All, Got a few replies on this one and they helped but no one confirmed what I actually thought.. In the beginning I was leaning hard towards the Computer.. A lot of you thought it was the Pass Key or SKIM system. And I was not sure if that could take dow...
2002 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L ABS Pump VIN: 1J4FA59S52
Thank you for all of your suggestions. This confirms the issues that I felt would be related. I will bring it into the shop and start with sensor monitoring, tire size and pressures
1998 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SALPV1241W
Well, after adjusting the idle air bleed all the way down (bottomed) the Rover decided to idle better. However cold starting still revealed a high idle (2000+) for too long a period of time. The customer chose to pick up the vehicle and has not yet returned. T... Trouble codes: P1316 (Misfire causing excessive emissions.).
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1LNFM97V6W
based on information obtained we sent the vehicle to the transmission shop and had the torque converter replaced. This did not repair customers problem. previously we had serviced and flushed the transmission and added lube guard, it did not help either. the v...
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Spark plug VIN: 5LMPU28A4X
First I want to thank everyone who offered good ideas. Though I have no hard facts to offer rather just a theory I think it's a good one. Many replies suggested coolant dripping down from a source such as a heater hose, however that was not it as there are...
1962 Mercedes-Benz 190SL 1.9L Generator VIN: 1210421002
Thanks for all of your input. Because of the restricted space & vehicle resale value it was decided to stick with the generator which was sourced from Millers Mercedes Parts.
1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L No Start VIN: WDBBA48D7K
Thanks to all who replied. Most of you were right on when suggesting a look at the left camshaft. The chain rails broke and the cam jumped time. This guy was lucky-no valve damage. We did a leakdown test to verify. I had to include Nitro pills with the estimat...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L compressor VIN: WDBEB31E4S
hey guys, I know this has never happened to you before but after the weekend i started the car,switched on the a/c & everything worked fine.go figure! Most every reply was comp speed sensor or belt slipping. I had .3 ac volts at relay pin when jumping 5&7 to r...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Compressor VIN: WDB2020262
What I found is that a signal actually goes to the pressure switch instead of a voltage (this signal comes from the pushputton control unit),well the connector was actually was in but the pins was not touching the pressure sensor pins after repairing the conne...
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L No Start VIN: 2MELM75W0V
Thank you to all that have responded. I checked the crank sensor when the problem happened. The signal looked ok but a little weak. While the engine was running, the crank sensor had an irregular pattern intermittantly. I replace the sensor and then irregular ...
1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Rings or valves VIN: JA3AM84J3S
Customer has not returned with the smoking car. From the huge volume of smoke, I do not think that the PCV system is at fault, and that it is major engine. The responses indicated these engines have problems with valve seals, and with valve guides wallowing ou...
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L speedometer gear VIN: 4A3AK44Y7X
thanks to all that replied to this request, unfortunantly the customer traded the car in and i did not get a chance to repair it. with the help i recieved from the three techs, i was able to give a proper diagnosis to the customer which she was happy about. ...
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