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1996 Acura Integra Special Edition 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Idle is high VIN: JH4DB7565T
Hello Honda/Acura techs. When this car is cold the idle is very high, around 1800 rpm. You can drive it 20 miles and it will stay high around 1400-1500 rpm, but when it is warm all you have to do is cycle the key and it will idle normally around 800 rpm. This ...
1988 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBABB13C7J
After a hot soak, customer complains that vehicle is hard to start, sometimes 5 or 6 attempts before it gets going. Engine has a hard time keeping the idle up. Alldata is vague at best as far as description and operation and testing of components. What I wou...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L rear ball joint and linkage VIN: WBAHD5312M
Replaced lower rear ball joints on 5/15/03 because they were worn out. Car returned 1/26/04 with loud squeek in rear - customer stated had been happening several months. Noise was coming from outside of both lower rear suspension arms in area where alignment b...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Wipers VIN: WBADD6326W
The windshield wipers park half way through the down stroke. The wipers perform normally other than the park mafunction. I was curious as to whether anyone has had this experience before and was hoping for an answer without removing the wiper motor & windshiel...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L warning lights and messages VIN: WBAGH834XY
Customer came in with various warning messages about Transmission, AirBAG, intermittent radio and cruise control...but none of these evident to me. When I first saw the car in service bay, stop lamps were staying on at times(even though the pedal was NOT depr...
1992 Buick Skylark Custom 3.3L High Idle VIN: 1G4NJ51N0N
First things first I would like to thank you all again for taking the time to read this post. I have an high idle (2000-3000 rpm) in park or neutral. Put in gear drops to 1125. Along with a very erratic tachometer...bounces all over the place. Installed sca...
1992 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L anti-theft VIN: 1G4CW53L6N
Hello everyone, This car came in with an intermittion no crank, it did act up long enough to find that the decoder was not gounding the interrupter relay. Ground the relay and the car cranks. I had the bright ideal of removing the harness from the relay and j...
1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L radio VIN: 1G4CW52K9V
at times this radio will not come on at all,and some days it will work fine.i replaced the radio,does the same way.we dont have body data in the scan tool so i cant see any info on the radio.any help appreciated.
1998 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start, dumping fuel VIN: 1G4HP52K8W
Car came in shop with worn and gas fouled plugs , pluged fuel filter and air filter.good ignition and injector pulse. TPS AT .45 , MAP AT 2.0 V , LONG TERM FUEL - 0.8% SHORT TERM FUEL 0.0% . Injectors dumping fuel on new plugs ,
1976 Cadillac Eldorado 8.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 6L67560224
hello fellow techs. i,m looking for a cadillac guru who can help me with this old but excellant eldo. it has a hesitation on accel and an intermittant rough idle. it has 3997 original miles and the customer has moved to mi. from tx. he has had multiple trips t...
1987 Cadillac Cimarron 2.8L Misfire VIN: 1G6JG51W2H
this is a neighbors car(yes i know it's really a chevy)that failed state inspection for emmissions.Testing reveiled one cylinder not firing.Fuel pressure ,injector pulse and compression are all O.K.but there doesn't appear to be any spark fron one side of one ...
1996 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L drivers door lock VIN: 1G6KY529XT
Based on the info I have already given I believe part of my problem is the fact that the gray wire at the actuator or the relay is not changing state when unlocking the drivers door However I still have the fact that all the other locks or working but working ...
2000 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L engine block VIN: 1G6KF5799Y
Engine came in with an overheating problem found a ruptured hose and replaced found rear cylinder head gasket was also leaking. Removed heads sent out to check for cracks, when reinstalling heads both front and rear heads, head bolts will not tighten up they j...
1982 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1AY8781C
1994 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L A/C compressor VIN: 1G1BL52POR
The replacement ECM fixed the driveability problem but now the the ECM will not command the A/C clutch on. I can get the A/C clutch on with the tech 2 it also has a code 71. This is a 49 state car ECM #1607151 the replacement is #[...] is this the right num...
1997 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L high idle speed VIN: 1G1ND52M9V
This car will randomly idle fast,varies from 1300-2000 rpm,I can always get it to go back to normal by restarting 1-3 times then it will work fine until it is restarted.When it is idling fast the desired idle (as read on scanner)is correct,the idle speed indic...
2001 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L No Start VIN: 2CNBJ13C21
Vehicle towed in with damaged engine (intake camshaft sprocket stripped and timing chain damaged). Installed used engine but vehicle will not start. Hooked up snap-on scanner and all I got was a no communication message. Went about troubleshooting and discover...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L fan clutch VIN: 1GNDS13S22
any testing information on po495 is requested
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, CHUGGLE VIN: 1GBHC241X3
Need help. I currently work for a utility company and we have an unusual problem that 2 Chv trk dealers can't seem to find.As you can see by the diagnostic info that there is a serious problem. the first dealer agreed there is a problem but they can't figure i...
2004 Chevrolet ASTRO 4.3L Drive line VIN: 1GNDM19X64
This is my just purchased personal vehicle. I am a disabled wrench twister that enjoys reading this forum daily. We use this van to haul my mobility scooter. The van has a noise in the back of the cabin when the engine leans into the throttle or when a bump is...
1989 Chrysler New Yorker 3.0L 2-1 shift, reverse VIN: 1C3BC463XK
Hi all, i have this car thats killing me, came in for erratic shifting, did a fluid and filter change, and seemed fine, customer didnt tell me you have to drive it for 20 min. before it acts up. drove vehicle for a while, everytime you come to a stop, it bucks...
1994 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Surge VIN: 2C3ED56FXR
Customer complains of a surge when almost coming to a stop then accelerating slightly. Mostly when slowing then turning into his driveway. I have not been able to duplicate then problem. Customer has been to the Ford dealership numerous time and they have not ...
1997 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1C3EJ56H4V
hello i have this 97 cirrus 2.5 engine,the problem im having is that ignition timing is not advancing sccaner shows 39 degress if i check the timing with light on mark it shows 18 degress i check cam & crank sensor did not find any problems there,also check fu... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Chrysler 300M 3.5L radio VIN: 2C3HE66G81
The radio began to act up a few days ago. In the morning the radio would work fine. In the afternoon the radio would lite up but have no sound or channel changing ability. The CD and Casette were both inop. The battery was dead in the morning Tues. The custome...
1986 Dodge Ram 50 Custom 2.0L electrical VIN: JB7FP24D2G
When you crank the engine it starts and immediately fades. After a few more revolutions the cranking begins to labor and it give the effect of a weak battery or failing starter but this is not the case. Ign voltage never drops below 10.5 at the coil and it is ...
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 3B7K52666W
Customer original complaint was bucking on highway. We scheduled for fuel filter replacement. Didn't make it, truck was towed in on weekend. Of course it started on Monday. While checking it on Snap-On scanner we retrieved fault code P1689(no communication bet... Trouble codes: P1689 (No communication between ECM and injection pump module)
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L serpentine belt VIN: 1B4GP44G9W
Hello Techs, I have a Dodge Caravan (3.3L) that came in a few months ago for a belt squeak. We replaced belt & tensioner & all seemed fine. Three weeks later it's back with a belt squeak again. Replaced belt & tensioner again -(tensioner seemed out of al...
1999 Dodge Caravan 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy
This is my first posting and I hope it is not to long winded, also thanking you in advance. Client bought vehicle at 176,000K, have only done oil changes until the other day. Client complained of rpm surging and poor gas mileage. Checked basics, spark plugs-ol...
1990 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L drive engagement VIN: 1FALP5ZU8R
Customer complaint of very harsh engagement when shifting into drive while vehicle is cold. After vehicle warms up, most of it goes away. Checked idle and connectors, fluid is good. I really do not do alot of trans work, but this is a very good customer. Thank...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEF15Y9S
Have not worked on this vehicle before, so no history. This truck hesitates, stumbles and some time stalls. it only accures at a slow rolling idle. It will idle fine in any gear, till you take foot of the brake and truck starts a slow roll, pick up a little sp...
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FALP6533V
Ones the engine is warm is no problem.
1997 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 5.4L Unstable Idle VIN: 1FTHE24L6V
This thing is eating my lunch! It runs well under load, but the idle tends to become unstable after 20-30 seconds. On occasion it will actually die. No current or history codes. I also went into generic OBD2 and no pending either. I smoked it and found no vacu...
1998 Ford F-150 4.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, backfire in intake VIN: 1FTZ1729WN
After the Intake gaskets were replaced the driver told us the MIL was on . Checked codes PO153 , cleared code it came back on. He drove it like this for a few weeks,then complained of hesitation. We replaced fuel filter, spark plugs were done with the intake g... Trouble codes: P0153
1999 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L ABS module VIN: 1FTPX28L0X
Truck came in with ABS light lit up.We are at the point now where we need to locate the ABS module.The ABS info that we have only goes up to the 1995 model year.Does anyone know where this module is located at in this vehicle? Thanks, Randy [...]
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTNX21L1X
This one has me stumped. It will act like a cylinder is miss firing at around 1500 to 1800 RPM. (cruising at around 55 mph) I did a visual once over for bad vacuum lines and found one of the lines that comes off the EGR pipe that runs to the egr differential p...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L abs light on
Thanks in advance to all the techs out there for reading this. This ranger came in with abs light on. I had an extra speed sensor for the diff so I changed it, didn't help. You can turn the key off and start truck and light is off but as soon as you go 10mph l...
1986 GMC P3500 Value Van 6.2L flexplate VIN: 1GTHP32J0G
Flexplate was ripped in two. Center still bolted firmly to the crank, outer part still bolted firmly to the torque converter. No driveability, shifting or starter complaints until the !@#$%^& flexplate breaks. Engine and trans mounts good. U joints good. No br...
2001 GMC Sierra 2500 SL 6.0L abs VIN: 1GTFC29U0Y
Need some better direction here guys please. Customer comes in with ABS light on, found that the power wire at the pump motor had rotted off underneath the insulation right at the motor. Repaired that/pump functional and now light is off however when slowing t...
1986 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Excessive Emissions
i am having a problem getting this engine to stay in closed loop it will go in if i rev the engine a bit or hold it up in rpms i have cheked grounds at map sensor and tps all readings are falls out of closed loop and run rich. any help will be apreciat...
1997 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJF24M5V
This car came in with multiple codes [trans, ac, fan relay ect.]. Right now we are only focusing in one area, the evap and missfire codes. Besides the codes the car will idle poorly intermittently which is when the missfire code is being set I suspect. The oth... Trouble codes: P0442, P1624
1999 Infiniti QX4 3.3L engine VIN: JNRAR07Y5X
This QX4 / Pathfinder was towed in with a no start. It was driving fine, customer woke up to a no start. We have exausted ourselves for the past few weeks. It will run as long as it is sprayed with brake parts cleaner. It recieves good cam/crank sensor signals...
1991 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: LESCH58E8M
vehicle came in for failed WA emission test on hc / checked out and found O2 not responding / installed new O2 / had no effect on emmission readings / truck also stalls on cold start and will flood 8 out 10 times / cat is real close to same temp front to back ...
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ78Y9P
This thing came in with the cust. stating that it had backfired and died. Have checked the mechanical engine timing, checks good. Found that there was no cam sensor signal, replaced cam sensor, also found the ground wire to teh cam sensor open and repaired tha...
1996 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FJ27S2T
vehicle was towed in and had no fuel presure,spark, or injector pulse. also the check engine light would not illuminate. computer scan showed no communication. we checked the computer powers and grounds. switch the a s d relay with another relay on the car wit...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L no shift-limp VIN: 1J4GW68N2X
1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7235V
vehicle came in with egr code po400, checked valve and solenoid operation all checked good. the vehicle has a dpfe sensor that works like a map sensor. mitchell list no way to check it. just key on engine off [4.6v] and key on engine running [1.6v]. test drove... Trouble codes: 400 (egr malfunction)
1993 Lexus GS300 3.0L brakes VIN: JT85547E8P
the right rear brake wore the new brake pads down in less than 12k miles. the left rear is still over 80% left. the rotors are within specs. the car drives fine the caliper is not hung & the slides work great. the temp after driving is unreal. the wheel will g...
1992 Mazda Protege LX 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JM1BG2265N
We have a Mazda protege' with intermittent loss of power, check engine light and runs rich. The car has beeen here twice and has not acted up on our test drives. 2 Mo. ago we replaced the 02 sensor. We have checked fuel pressure, eleectrical grounds and the ai... Trouble codes: 17 (No change in oxygen sensor)
1996 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L No Start, No Spark VIN: 1YVGE22C5T
Thanks in advance: This Mazda came in as a no start. After testing the Distributor for all the signals I found that the distributor was a fault because the Ignitor Signal was good on the labscope. After replacing the distributor and still no spark I performed...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WDBEA90DGJ
I'm replacing a water pump on this car. Anyone have the OE or aftermarket info regarding replacement procedure? Do I need to r&r the power steering pump or A/C compressor? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!!
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L o2 fault code VIN: WDBFA63E7S
Car came in with check engine light (time to get smogged) found code 29 in hfm module indicating failure of ft o2 sensor heater circuit/amperage to low. tested both sensors and the patterns were pretty tired. replaced sensors, codes comes back within 20 second...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF72FXV
This car is in with a ck engine light on and fuel level light on flashing, cked for codes found code p0455 evap leak gross leak. Inspected gas cap was on tight. removed hose from purge valve, turned on shut of valve and vacumed tested evap system. found vacum ... Trouble codes: P0455
1998 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L trunk lid VIN: WDBGA43G5W
trunk wont pull down on its own when shutting,i have reset the closing aid by pulling fuse in trunk,will work fine then for a while but try it again after a day and it stops pulling down,pull fuse again works ok for a while again,trunk seems to close fine the ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz A160 1.6L Wont shift out of 2nd gear VIN: 1680332J28
The problem is the transmission is locked in 2nd gear- I suspect emergency running. When it engadges either 1st or reverse the shift is extremely harsh. I checked the fluid- it doesnt look as if there is any excess wear mechanically. I attempted to check the f...
1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L raw fuel in exhaust VIN: 1G3GR62C4S
Thanks for taking the time to look at this, Here is the problem. The vehicle came in with the complaint of white smoke out tail pipe, runs rough, smells bad. Problem first occured the day before while sitting in traffic for fifteen minutes or so, temp. gauge w... Trouble codes: 119 (injector open or short)
1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette GL 3.4L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1GHDX03EIW
customer bought van with 205,000km on it 3.4 liter after haveing it for 1-2 days it had a hesitation-stumble-jerking sensation on ligh creus on highway and light 25%grade throttle ,pressure..hooked up to it with genises and had no current codes but did have hi...
1976 Other European clubman 1.0L bleeding
Hi Techs wheel cylinders on front have one cylinder right side up and the other up side down. one is keeping a large pocket of air. How do I bleed that??? Please help if you have done one of thies before thanks for your time, Rick
1985 Other European silver spur 412CID wipers VIN: SCAZN42A0F
the problem that i have is after replacing the wiper motor the motor stills stays on in the off biggest problem is that i do not have a wiring diagram. any help or wiring diagram would be appreciated.
2002 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L remote locking VIN: WPOCA298X2
to all you great techs and soon to be great techs. remote key inop. has new battery in key and red led lights when depressing. car sat for 3 days without stating. turn key 3 times and activates horn and flashers. 1 lock of key and system activates with no bee...
1995 Saab 9000 Aero 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3CH65R9S
Problem started with fuse #23 blown & engine stalling. Customer would replace fuse & vehicle would run for a couple days then quit. Finally engine would not start even after replacing fuse. We found no ground supplied out of ecm to fuel pump relay. Repaired a ...

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2000 Acura TL 3.2L Air Bags VIN: 19UUA5666Y
Thanks to all who replied. Eugene had great directions on how to get and clear the codes. The code was for the OPDS sensor in the passenger seat. Cleared code and light came right back on. Replaced sensor and all is well. Below is the reply I received from Eug...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L srs VIN: WBADD6327V
Another one bites the dust is how the song goes, thanks to the use of this network and the fine people that involve themselves in it. Apon getting the car back, I disconnected the driver's airbag and then located the other side of that airbag harness(steering ...
1991 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L pwm solenoid VIN: 1G4CW53L1M
We think the pwm solenoid is the problem, as do most of the opinions we've received; however, the customer has not yet left us the car for a long enough period to allow us to work on it; so, that's where we are. If we do get it back, and fix it, we will post a...
1995 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L 1st gear VIN: 1G4HR52L5S
Thanks for the replies, everyone said the low roller one way clutch was bad. I knew that wasn't the problem, and I started thinking forward band. I pulled the pan and the servo was working fine and applying correctly but the band wasn't responding. I found the...
1992 Chevrolet Caprice 5.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1BL53E0N
Hi Guys !! Thanks for all of your Help. I recieved 20 Replies and a bunch of great Tips. Most of you were on the money. Special Thanks to Stan [...] for taking the time to send me a very detailed tip. on the cracked or weak magnet on the distributor shaft. tha...
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNCT18W8S
Excellent job Gentelmen!!! Thanks you for all the responces! I really appreciate the quick responses and will soon return the favor. Found one. iATN Tech's ROCK!!! Trouble codes: 32 (egr).
1998 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L overdrive VIN: 1GNEK13R2W
This is an unusual repair, noticed that Tahoe would also buck and surge in 3rd gear at times only under deceleration. Scanner would not show any problems in misfires, and I could make it shift perfectly with scanner. After closer examination of engine it seeme...
2000 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1Y15K5284Y
Special thanks to Joe [...]. All ten of you had awesome information on how to diagnose this system. Manually closed the va... Trouble codes: P0440.
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LTZ 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDS13S13
Thanks for help from Mike [...] who said check the grounds under dash and at battery ends. I drove the car home last night and took it for a good test drive.I noticed that the volt ... Trouble codes: U1064 (PCM loss of communication with BCM).
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L eng,temp VIN: 1B7HC16Y0Y
hi guys got some great e mails on the fixes for the hot dodge.after checking everything out, begain to redo what was already replaced starting with tstat.and so on.turned out something was goofy with new rad. sent back to modine techs. they are going to let me...
1990 Ford F-350 Custom 7.5L delay foward VIN: 2FTJW36GBL
Thanks for all of whoe replied to my trouble. I trie to convince customer for tear down inspect. But customer refused and taken to salvage yard. I and customer think this vehicle is not worth putting money any more. He had gear box problems and also brake prob...
1995 Ford F-150 Special 5.8L Hesitation VIN: 1FTFX14H7S
Thanks to the 3 people who took the time to respond to my request. They said to check out the mass air flow sensor and the fuel pressure and fuel volume. This engine dose not use a mass air flow sensor it uses a map sensor. The fuel pressure is good and so is ...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L engine/cooling system VIN: 2FTHF26G4T
Hi group, I got my 1996 F250 repaired. It turned out to be a failed head gasket(#4 cyl had the metal sealing bead cave into #4 and drowned the cyl). I was so hoping it would have been only an intake gasket, but it already had the newest version which were in...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Timing belt VIN: 1FAFP6632W
Thank you for the 2 responses I received within the first 8 hours of the posting. The fix came from the fix data base. We adjusted the timing belt tensioner with the car running. Several people mentioned adjusting the timing belt tensioner to adjust the tracki...
1998 Ford Contour SVT 2.5L No Start, no scanner communica VIN: 1FAFP68G7W
computer repaired the problem - thanks for all the help - iATN rules. Trouble codes: XXXXX.
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58WOX
More research has brought to my attention that the camshafts were not timed right from the engine remanufacturer. These 3.2 DOHC are difficult to get in time using Mitchell, AllData or Autodata. It can take up to nine revolutions of of each set of camshafts to... Trouble codes: P0337.
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L steering wheel VIN: 1J4G25842R
Thanks to all that sent me good info on Jeep. At this time customer has only felt the steering acting up a couple of more times. I think Russell [...] has given me the solution to the problem, Viscous coupler in the front diff. T...
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L pings
Thanks to all who sent replies! Received many that referred to the intake lower cover leaking & some referring to a re-flash of the computer. The intake wasn't leaking on this one. What we found was corrosion on one of the terminals on the distributor cap and ...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L vehicle control VIN: 1J4GZ78Y2T
it is fixed, it was the steering stabalizer. thanks for all the help folks.
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L axles VIN: 1J4GZ58YXC
we found the clutch in the transfer case was bad . we replaced it and it seems to be good , no more noises & drives good
2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FA49S5Y
Thanks for all the replies. An airbag clockspring fixed this one. When it shorts it puts voltage on the signal return line from the TPS. Never would have even looked there and I could not find any factory TSB that addressed this. Trouble codes: P0123.
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Engine
I had 5 replies, Here they are. From: Steve from Texas Date: 05/22/2004 07:14:59 simple solution would be to get some block sealer and pour it into the coolant to stop the leak.If you do a web search their is a company that has a product that they garantee...
2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: SALLMAMA32
We found that the bank 1 chain tensioner was not moving freely, causing problem with cam advance mechanical control movement. We remove the chain tensioner, clean it up, re-set the timing, and put everything back again without any part replacement. It solved t... Trouble codes: 33 (inlet camshaft control bank 1 fuction failure).
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4JGA54E9WA
thanks to everyone that replied the fix was the fuel filter changed it and the misfire and the hasitation went away. Trouble codes: P0300, P0400, P0171, P0173, P0304, P0302.
1997 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L Not cooling VIN: 4M2DV1112V
Thanks for helping me get my head out of my backside. Most everyone said check the fan and you were right. The fan would not work on high. We put a large shop fan in front of vehicle and when pressure would rise we would pour water on condenser and pressure wo...
1987 Nissan D21 SE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JN6HD16S3H
good suggestions from all. i checked every wire going into the computer and did not look inside. what i found was a burned spot on the board. come to find out the owner had said that he had spilled a 44 oz coke on that side. apparently it got into the computer...
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Fuel gage E to F VIN: 1G3GR62H51
After a long hard battle I just added my own #2 cyl driver for the IC. The one in the loom tested OK both in Ohms and Volts on the modis. But it was still dropping out. Ran my own wire and tagged it in and no more miss. The fuel sender was bad and the old comp... Trouble codes: P1366, P0300.
1985 Other European SILVER SPUR 412CID broken brake lines VIN: SCAZN42A0F
thanks for all the info ,looks like it should not be a problem bleeding thje brakes.
1995 Ferrari 456 GT 5.5L Drivers window VIN: ZFFSP44A6S
Thanks for the 2 prompt responses for my help request. Steve [...] renewed my faith that actually these cars can also be fixed. They were telling me to interrupt the fusable circuit to the window controller to clear the ...
1999 Other Ford 4900 530 POW 530CID Engine revs and shifting VIN: 1HTSHADTXX
HI friends, Thanks to all that replied, Bert, Theodore, Garry, Brook, H. [...], Joseph, and Rick. Big thanks to Bert for the code and wiring diagram. This truck was a nightmare, had not been properly serviced in 4 years. Did much cleaning of connections, fluid ...
1997 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2P4FP2539V
Thanks to all who replied.We never got this thing back for any further testing. Customers wife drives it and turns out she is not as patient as he is. Van was taken to local dealership, tested with smoke machine and,big surprise, L.D.P. replaced again. They mu... Trouble codes: P1494.
1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G2HX52K5S
Customer left car for two weeks, for me to use. I could not duplicate the problem. I did repair the ground wire under the ign module (had a little corosion). Removed ignition module and cleaned off back side and the mounting bracket, applied dialectric grease.... Trouble codes: 321 (no 18x ign pulses).
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1G2NE52TXT
Thanks to the 3 replies that I had recieved. 1 regarding the grounds, all were checked and cleaned, ending in the same results, no start. 1 regarding the pass lock system. 3 times I could leave the koeo position, for 10 minutes, and the car would start. The la... Trouble codes: 0122 (tps circuit).
2003 Saturn VUE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZCZ23DX3
Well the Vue is fixed. Most of the guys figured that it needed a BCM and that is what took care of the problem. It is located behind the center of the dash and you have to take out the Shifter housing/Radio bezel first. Be Careful of the wiring to the switches...
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4S3BH6756Y
We finally got it thanks to everyone. When we finally got the car to act up again we pulled off of the freeway and disconnected the front 02 sensor, of course the car did not have normal power, but it completly quit acting up. We then replaced the 02 sensor an...
1992 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WVWPA01G5N
Hello to all, and thanks to everyone who replied on your imput... Turns out that the o2 sensor intermittently cut out while driving... found this out by plugging on the graphing meter and driving for about a 25 minute trip... the sensor would cycle normally bu...
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