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2004 Acura legend 3.1L Launch carlink 5000e VIN: 1FDAC124RP
Greetings iatn members. Sorry for the false info on above auto descriptions(only way to request help through this site, i think). Is there anyone who used or utilized on Launch carlink 5000E scan tool. Somebody tries to sell me this but this is my first time t...
1999 Audi A4 1.8L Central Locking VIN: WAUZZZ8DZY
Hi Group, Wonder if anyone can help with this Audi Central locking problem. It doesnt work at all, Pulled code 1367 (no description) Fuses are OK Thanks in advance.
1988 Buick LeSabre 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP54COJ
I have an intermittent mil lamp and code 43 checked knock sensor circuit, checked coolant ,mat sensor,found coolant sensor out of range ,replaced it , I found a tsb regarding false code 43 info indicating memcal problem and to replace it . im at a loss here he... Trouble codes: 43 (knock sensor or other sensor problem)
1989 Buick Skyhawk Custom 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G4JS5111K
this vehicle came in the other day from another one of our shops. most things that i have mentioned for the related repair history was replaced there. when i first got the vehicle the idle was very irratic and stalled out. after doing an adjustment and resetti...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L torque converter clutch valve VIN: 1MELM55U4S
transmission slipping @ 65 mph, did a trany service, no metal shavings, oil a little bit dark, but don't smell burnt, i think is torque converter clutch solenoid but customer said i need to be sure because he don't have too much money
1997 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1HGCS4526V
routine timing belt change on honda crv found head gasket leaking leaking changed that too. Attempted to install t belt with mitchells routing procedure engine kept on jumping timing every time we started it up mitchells procedure 1 crank 2 tensioner 3 waterpu...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L no ign. power VIN: SALJY1245V
car came in on hook, customer states no crank, confirmed no crank condition, also found no key on power for windows, dash etc, which made in fun to move locked in park, anyway, main 6oamp fuse blown, new one blows instantly, as soon as key is turned on, the wi...
1994 Mazda B3000 SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 4F4CR12U5R
Hi Guys. Customer was complaining that vehicle would surge and stumble after starting cold.Once warm problem would go away. I checked ign components and fuel filter to start and found filter was plugged and ign wire terminals were badly corroded.Replaced wire... Trouble codes: 412 (idle air control circuit short or open)
1984 Porsche 928 S 4.7L No Start VIN: WPOJBO920E
I think the alarm system as no control of injection pulse, maybe I am wrong, but it arms and diarm through drivers door lock. Checked all grounds and wiring from ecu to injectors and they are ok. I try the ecu, distributor and ignition module on another car an...

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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L control head VIN: WBAGJ8323V
Thanks to Dana [...] for reminding about charging voltage and A/C voltage, both checked good. the car finally malfunctioned in the shop and the climate system would only work only after cooling the control head in the shop refrigerator and would stop working as...
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Stall VIN: 1G6KD54Y4W
I believe that I have fixed the stalling on the caddy. Most people said that I should clean the throttle body and or replace the idle speed control motor. I had already done both of those things and also replaced one of the crank sensors. I did not know that t...
1985 Chevrolet C20 Scottsdale 5.7L belt pulleys VIN: 1GCGC24M5F
Thanks to all the replies, Paul from Pennsylvania had the best suggestion which was wrapping a narrow strip of sand paper around the belt with the abrasive out. Wonder why I didn't think of that sooner? What I ended up doing was putting a 4 inch roloc disc on ...
1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GCDC14H4K
As most of you suggested it was the ground at the t-stat housing. A special thanks goes to Peter from Michigan. He suggested that I check for a voltage drop w/ the vehicle running and the headlights on. I had done the voltage drop and ohms testing w/ the vehic...
1992 Chevrolet Camaro RS 5.0L Vibration VIN: 1G1FP23E8N
Bad torque converter-replaced torque converter. Was slipping in and out of lock-up. Also had transmission rebuilt while it was out. Thanks for all the help. This is the without a doubt the best resource!
1992 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G1WL54T3L
Car is fixed.It seemed so easy, KOEO hot on one side, ground on the other.When I unplugged ECM ground went away, so wire from ECM to Inj could not be grounded elsewhere or noid light would still be on, right? Wrong. What I found was the harness under the upper...
2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L rear axle/hub seal VIN: 1GCHG35R9Y
Hi Group, We put that 2000 Chev G3500 back together using after-market seals. That seemed to be a unanimus choice from the replies we recieved. The most interesting thing that surfaces with us and others is this problem seems to be the right side wheel hub...
2004 Chrysler Caravan 3.3L engine
Well, I finally got around to fixing this Dodge product. Cyl #5 wrist pin was freezing up in the piston as the crank turned causing the knock. The piston was damaged and replaced with the rod assy. Thru some new rings on it, honed the cylinder. Looks good to g...
1989 Dodge Dynasty LE 3.0L fuel come from exhau VIN: 1B3BC5639K
I wont to think all of you for your help ,it was varry good. Russ you nailed it , the computer was comanding to much fuel i replaced it, that took care of my problem,.thinks to all of you.
1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 2B3HD46FXV
Thanks to all that replied, Everybody that thought it was a timing problem was partially correct, the fix was to replace the left hand cam gear with the proper one, the reman engine came with the wrong gear, the one it came with had 6 events on the cam sensor ...
1998 Dodge Stratus 2.4L cv joint VIN: 1B3EJ46X0W
Most of the replies Iv'e received recommended new factory wheel bearings. Since the customer just had new aftermarket wheel bearings installed. That would be the first place i will check. Also worn sway bar bushings were mentioned. The customer is going to bri...
1992 Eagle Talon TSi 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 4E3CT64U4N
This vehicle is fixed. First the egr valve was dirty. cleaned it and it helped but not totally. then i also found i had both cam's off in timing. I had the intake cam 1 notch counterclockwise and exhaust cam 1 notch clockwise. This cured the problem and suspec...
1990 Ford LTD Crown Victoria 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAPC79F0L
well all...i have checked the wiring from the diag monitor to the safing sensors and the crash sensors with no faults...customer did not want to dig up a diag monitor form the boneyard nor pay for it so has decided to tape over the light but i did receive much...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTNX21L1X
Customer brought vehicle back in after they replaced a bad exhaust manifold gasket themselves. I checked the PCV hard line really close and found a crack under the foam insulation used to protect the tubing.(thanks for the suggestions to check here my fellow t...
1999 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Compressor VIN: 1FAFP13P7X
My thanks to all who replied. Turns out it was the CRCM.I attempted to repair it,as Tim [...] suggested,but the board was burned beyond repair As some suggested I checked the air gap on the clutch,it was OK.Pressure switches had all been checked
1997 Geo Tracker 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNBJ1364V
Thanks for all the replies,The passage behind the trottle plate where the egr tube bolts on was partially plugged, it would stall the engine at idle but must not have been enough egr at operating speeds.Thanks again Trouble codes: P0400.
1994 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L 2-3,3-4 shift VIN: 2G2FV22P6R
we received 5 replies that led us to the fix.The problem was the range switches mounted on the valve body.The pcm expects a input from the switches after gear selection.Not being familiar with the the operation of the switches,we ran the dignostic chart for th...
1986 Porsche 944 Turbo 2.5L water pump VIN: WP0AA0951G
Sorry, for the delay in response to this one. The fix was to cut away material from the plastic cover that goes over the water pump so that the updated guide studs and roller have clearance. Porsche has a TSB about it and gives you templates so that the cover ...
1992 Saturn SL1 1.9L Clutch Hyds. VIN: 1G8ZG5493N
Thanks to all who replied. Received 4 replies on this problem all said to use OEM parts as they are assembled and pre-bled seems a good idea. However I persevered with the Repco parts and used the bleed in a jar method finally got a clutch pedal pressure that ...
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