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1995 Chrysler Concorde 3.3L antitheft system VIN: 2C3HD56T8S
car came in no start with headlight flashing check for spark, fuel proper battery voltage getting reference on cam and crank sensor but trying to theft system with mitchells and alldata no correct wire schematic do not have electrical connection in doors or tr...
1999 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EJ56H6X
This is a 1999 Chrys. Cirrus with a 2.5l engine. Mil lamp on with code p0442. I can't get any concrete info from All-data. Can someone please point me in the right direction. There is a valve near the gas tank and all 3 terminals read 13.8 volts at idle when I... Trouble codes: P0442 (evap medium leak)
1989 Dodge Shadow 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B3BP48K4K
Hello...This car came in with the complaint of hesitating at intersections, bucks and jerks at 70 kmph and with black smoke spewing out. Previously a fuel injector was replaced with no benefit. Scanned for codes, no codes. Gas analyzer confirms 9.0% co/ 1500 h...
2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46RX2
Vehicle came in with engine noise. Found spun rod bearing. Engine had been "neglected" (not enough oil changes). Repaired all the damage and cleaned stuff up as best we could. Runs fine, - no engine noises now, but has immediate MIL with P0016 code which, acco... Trouble codes: P0016 (undocumented)
1990 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAPP64R3L
This is my first help request. Thank you every iatn members in advance. I alway read emails from members before sleep everyday Anyway, here is my agony. Since I got this from co-worker, the problem is MIL light on. I used mac scanner to retreat trouble code, w... Trouble codes: 67 (clutch switch), 54 (act/bat -40 degrees), 53 (tps high), 51 (ect -40 degrees), 35 (evp/pfe high), 22 (baro/map range)
1999 Ford Escort LX 2.0L clutch VIN: 1FAFP1OP5X
When ac clutch is unpluged there is 13v when pluged in 0v dont understand why I am lossing voltage when pluged in. Hot wired clutch to if it would come on it does. Ohmed clutch 4.1 ohms
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMZA5149X
Hello everyone, I got this windstar that came in yesterday no start. I have good spark and injector pulse, but have no fuel pump pressure, and there is no voltage going to fuel pump at fuel tank. I swoped fuel pump relay still no voltage at pump, Ive checked a... Trouble codes: P0232
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP56S5Y
Hi need help from you ford technicians I have a 2000 ford taurus 3.o liter 24 valve that came in to the shop with the complaint runs rough at idle and stalling with check engine light on checked codes had po171 lean bank 1 and po174 lean bank 2 codes, what thi... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L 1-2 shift
Hi Guys, Well here we go again I need some of your expert advise and wisdom,I have this windstar in the shop after a complete rebuild which went very well on the road test o/d light started flashing and I got a code po731 which I believe is a code for shift so...
1996 Mitsubishi Mirage S 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AA11AXT
Good morning Techs, Have a Mirage kickin butt. Came in with a P0302. Had original secondary stuff so tuned up with wires, plugs, cap, rotor, fuel and air filters. Customer picks up and returns four days later with P0300. Fuel drop on injectors were 2, 8, 5, 5 ...
1991 Nissan 240SX 2.4L speedometer and heads-up display VIN: JN1MS34P6M
i know that these are known to be problem areas in this car. the electronic speedo and heads-up display were intermittantly working about 6 months ago. the customer went out to sea (not in the car) and now it does not function at all. we purchased a known good...
1999 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA2104X
Car was towed in with no start condition. Customer was driving and started acting up and computer light flashig. Customer made it home. Towed to us would not start. Verified fuel pressure in specs. Can use propane and vehicle will start and run. Injectors not ...
1999 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L High gear VIN: WVWBC31J8X
Hello All I have this 1/1999 VW Golf, wagon, Automatic, that just came in for a 60.000 miles Service along with some other work, the owner want the Automatic transmission service, he say that sometime that transmission wont shift out of high gear and sometime...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L high shift points VIN: 3VWCF21C2Y
Customer in recently for high shift points (4k rpm), or no shifting at all. We diagnosed defective bad AMS, causing no power, and requiring acclerator pedal to be all the way down, most of the time, for adequate vehicle performance. After replacement, vehicle ...
1989 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AX8849K
O.K. Car quits intermittently, then after replacement of Jetronic ECU, car shuts down on road test about 10 miles into it. Towed to shop. 240 Volvo, no spark. Vantage shows input from reference sensor to term 5 of power stage. 12v with key on and cranking to t...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
1989 Acura Legend L 2.7L Cruise control VIN: JH4KA4652K
Guys, customer's a pilot and is still traveling, so I can't attempt any of these suggestions, but here's what a few techs sent my way. Suggest checking whether the accel switch may be failed closed causing an accel signal to the cruise control unit. 1) I w...
1978 BMW 320i 2.0L fuel gauge VIN: 0005475244
hi guys the problem with this car is that the gauge runs at 0-200 ohms.motometer. the sender runs at 50-250 ohms.vdo. i ran these units on the bench out of the car. they do not work or can not work properly together. and i can not find to units that do. so i u...
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACD4326V
Thanks for the responses. I want to thank everyone for taking time to offer help. I jumped the switch on the coolant level sensor and made the message go away. Based on that I installed a new level sensor and corrected the indication. But, I found a plastic 's... Trouble codes: P1250 (unknown), P0455 (gross evap leak).
1996 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GBKC34F2T
Ray [...] provided an explanation of how the system works and said the most common problems are the transfer pump and the module. After replacing the transfer pump I did not hear anything from the customer.I gave him a call and he said the truck appears to be w...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 8.1L no gear VIN: 1GCJC39G11
of the three responses, one said 01's have known bad module issues, other two said range switch's are common to fail. according to scan tool[tech 2] range switch was doing everything normally, spoke to a man at allison, said to check for melted connector at ra...
2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES46CXY
sorry everyone,this one went back to the dealer.Hopefully the customer thought enough of our efforts to report back with the results.I did clean all grnds & check pcm& sensor conn's. even borrowed a Snap on red brick that was a loaner from the Snap on guy. the... Trouble codes: P0340, P0304, P0171.
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L imtermittent VIN: BR54900000
I have to admit I was trolling for thoughts on single line (non return) fuel systems. Sorry,I should have been more to the point. I suspect the pressure regulator is a pressure compensated valve. Customer kept old unit so I can't tear it down. Remember I state...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMDA5142T
Thank you for all your help. This van was the biggest headache because the customer did not give us any information. We talked to the customer 6 times in 3 days to get next to nothing from him. Well the fix was simple. The Clys. were washed. The customer crank...
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6538V
Thank you all for the replies. The dpfe was at 3.5v koeo, thanks frank for the readings. The new black dpfe was at 1.1v koeo. THanks again for the help!!! Trouble codes: P0402, P1780.
1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.0L 1,2,3,4,5 shift VIN: 1GTEK14M7W
i only had a couple of resposes and both were correct. when we looked closer at the pilot bearing we found needles missing.once the pilot bearing was replaced it was shifting fine---thanks to the guys.
1995 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L rear a.c. unit VIN: JHMRA1869S
This car had two problems. First problem was plugged drain lines on the upper unit and the second problem was a bad heator control valve that did work sometimes. That's why the front unit seemed o.k. sometimes. Thanks for all the help BOB
1999 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Unknown VIN: JHLRD1864X
The concensus was that the rear diff fluid needs changed with OE Honda Fluid. The Counterman at the Honda Dealership so said ) 'I change the rear diff fluid every time I change my engine oil.' Aslo said the differential had a $1300 price tag for new parts....
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee SE 4.0L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GZ68S5R
Greetings to all and Thank you for the replies. A couple of people did say the 02 sensor was indeed my problem. If fact, it was. I was getting some false information from my OTC Enhanced scanner which threw me off. I don't throw parts at a vehicle to try to fi... Trouble codes: 21 (02 sensor runs rich).
1991 Lexus ES250 2.5L Anti-Theft VIN: JT8VV22T0M
Well the only reply I got was that the problem was probably caused by a faulty switch on the latch assy. I could not confirm the problem so the customer decided to take the vehicle away. Thanks for those whom helped.
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D91
well group this is fixed with the help of this great resource, special thanks to nick, gary, andrew. the ecm relay was not getting it's voltages because of a wire wht/blu tracer that was corroded in half (located under battery, before harness makes it's bends)...
1991 Peugeot 505 SW8 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: VF3CF3271M
Well this was a fun one. We found out that the dist. drive gear was not in correctly and when we put it in right and had the dist. rotor lined up with the scribe make the timing was 45 deg off. Then used the old dist. on my drill and timing light to see when i...
1991 Plymouth Grand Voyager LE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1P4GP54R2M
Thank You All for responding... This van is getting a fuel pump It did everything to fool me... Elect. components are suppose to be on or off. Not work and then not work. One to keep in the books.
1997 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1G2JD12T4V
thank you It was the plastic cover. Even though it was just replaced last fall with an ac delco part.We installed the cover, boots & plugs. runs like new again.
1994 Toyota Corolla 1.6L on/off switch VIN: 2T1AE04B0R
I received 3 replies to my help request and wish to THANK 'Rodney from Hawaii', '[...]', and 'nealsautohaus' for taking their valuable time to help me. Matt was closest to the problem but not totaly correct. I removed switch and gave it twelve volts and gr...
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