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1987 BMW 325is 2.5L tach VIN: WBAAA1304H
OK,Bimmer Boys, gotta question. had 325is come in shop on roll-back. with dead battery.Customer said fix battery,install plugs , and fix leaky valve cover gasket.Well, battery looked new, tested and charged battery good. check for system current draw 1.26 amps...
1993 BMW 740iL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAGD8321P
i have this 740 in and the idle is rough. the vacuum reading is 10 at idle. we have another identical 740 in and the vacuum is 20 and this car runs perfect. the sick one has had the rear pvc plate replaced and plugs replaced. the o2's are switching fine at idl...
1991 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L charging system VIN: 1G4CW53L6M
replaced clutch and compressor w/used one ( a/c clutch was fried along w/bearings.) trouble is that the charging system is down and we only see battery voltages, alt. went to local gen. shop and was tested good. bulb test good, looked at the wiring, fuses, etc...
1996 Buick Regal Custom 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WB52M7T
After performing the normal checks E.G.R. valve was excersised using snap on scanner, and engine idle quality changed sufficently to be acceptable. M.A.P. sensor and mechanical vacuum gauge recorded similar readings in responce to E.G.R. opening. When vehicle ... Trouble codes: P0401
2002 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1G6KY54992
hi vehicle will start & run shift ok. but when turnig of vehicle key will only go back as far as acc.key can't be removed.have pulled ignition lock cylinder out & tested is ok.qustion is the switch the problem or can somthing else keep key from being removed. ...
1989 Chevrolet G20 Chevy Van 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GBEG25K6K
egr valve seems to open prematurely just off idle in neutral causing stumble , what controls this egr systems opening if we diconnect the vacuum to egr it runs fine Trouble codes: 13 (o2 sensor), 33 (map sensor signal high), 44 (lean exhaust)
1995 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Unknown VIN: 1GCEK14H85
weird one. truck was bought from wholesaler, truck came in with a/c inop. last dealer replaced condenser, flushed system etc. i get it high side pressure through the roof, 450 psi plus intill compressor shuts off. checked orfice tube in condenser, found it dam...
1996 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, Transmission slips VIN: 2GCEC19R5T
We replaced the intake gasket for a coolant leak. Reinstalled everything and resynced Cam and crank together by procedures. Test drove home over night and returned to customer with no problem. 2 days afterwards came back to shop with Mil Lamp on with codes p01... Trouble codes: P0108 (MAP Sensor Circuit too high), P1106
1997 Chevrolet C1500 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK14WOU
thanks for reading, this truck only acts up after geeting hot, the motor stumbles and rpm wont go above 4300. stop and restart and everything is ok untill next episode, could be 2 miles or 200. when truck acts up and you stay in the throttle the ses lamp comes... Trouble codes: P0131, P0151
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Transfer Case VIN: 1GNDT13W1W
Customer Complant is engages in 4wd by its self.more likely to happen when its under load like pulling a hill.when this occurs the lamp on the 4wd button will light up .she pulls to the side and stop pushes the 2wd button and with some trouble can get it back ...
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L compressor belt VIN: 3GNEC16T1Y
This one has me a little baffled. Vehicle came in with ac tensioner vibrating violently from stop to stop when accelerating with ac on. The tensioner felt very weak(as do the new ones) , but this one felt especially weak. Belt also worn out. New belt and tensi...
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L performance VIN: 2G1WF55E12
No guts No glory. Her name is Gloria and this thing has no guts. Top end is about 70 mph. Driving along at 45 mph. stomp on it, trans. downshifts, engine rev's, but lacks putting you in the back seat. She took it to the dealer, they found nothing. Had several ...
1996 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2C3HD56F7T
Vehicle has Random misfire,rough ,unstable idle. Vehicle runs fine off idle. Replaced plugs,ignition coil,scanned gnition system,and read injectors patterrns,ohm tested inj. hot and cold,replaced #2 inj. Fuel pressure test is right on spec and no drop after 5m...
2000 Chrysler Intrepid 2.7L timing chain VIN: 2C3HH56U1Y
hello folks, vehicle came in a couple of months ago with an engine noise that we tracked down to the timing chain. Oil pressure was checked at that time and found to be good. When we removed the tensioner, it was missing the o-ring and stop clip. We wondered ...
1995 Dodge Neon Sport 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES67C4S
Hello fellow technicians, I am truely stumped by this Neon. It starts and runs fine until you drive about 10 miles. At highway speeds, it begins to buck and jerk, and after about 3-5 miles, the MIL comes on with P0351 Ignition coil #1 primary crct. When you sl... Trouble codes: P0351 (Ignition coil 1 primary circuit)
1996 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4B3AV52N4T
has a misfire when warm on accel and cruise. check engine light will flicker with miss (car will hesitate and engine light will go out, light will come on and car will pick-up) set a random misfire code. have checked all grounds and replaced plugs, wires, cap,... Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire)
1997 Dodge Caravan 3.0L radio VIN: 2B4FP2530V
We have this Carvan that when it came in the customer complained that the wipers would come on their own. The gauges would quit working and the radio would go to full volume . We replaced the body control module with a used one .It fixed every thing ,but the r...
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L won't shut down VIN: 1B7KF26D3V
customer stated that the engine won't shut off sometimes . we have cleared the codes . it didn't reset any codes. and has not acted up. the customer is also complaining about the transmission shifting up and down while driveing at a steady speed around 55 to 6... Trouble codes: 45 (governor pressure sensor volts high), 47 (charging system volts too low)
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L ABS system VIN: 1JY32LKUH2
This vehicle has a code 65 (power relay open) Relay is integral to control unit atop abs pump. I was recommended/ led to replace rear sensor, since at that time I didn't have correct cartridges for scanner. That didn't solve problem. And then I got cartridges,...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1B4GP74L3X
Customer brought this to us after local Dodge dealer checked it out and told him it needed plugs and wires and they wanted an arm & a leg to change them. So we changed them and the miss was still there. I hooked up the scanner and saw on the misfire moniter it... Trouble codes: P0302 (Misfire Cyl.2)
1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L water pump VIN: 2C3HH56U1X
Greetings. i will be replacing the water pump on this one tomorrow. have never been in the timing cover of a 2.7. i would just like to know if there are any special tools that are actually REQUIRED to remove/replace the timing components and water pump. also -...
1995 Eagle Summit 2.4L rear differential VIN: JE3AC50GXS
Hi all, I need to know what I am missing. This car was worked on at a dealer and keeps failing, it was a reliable car untill the first repairs listed, runs great untill extended hwy speeds then drivetrain getts verry hot and burns the oil then causing damage. ...
1993 Ford Probe GT 2.5L ABS Module/HCU VIN: 1ZVCT22B6P
This car will falsely activate the ABS brakes only when sitting at a stop sign. It does not do this all the time, but seems to be worse on the first few stops. It will never do it any other time during braking while the car is moving.When the ABS light comes o...
1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FALP4045R
Hi guys This mustang came in with #5 & #6 cylinders dead at the coil pack and gas running out the tail pipe. We replaced the coil/module assembly and both plugs. We now have fire to the cylinders but #5 & #6 injectors stay grounded and wide open all the time,n...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1FMDU34X9S
Have an Explorer that came in from another shop after an overhaul with OD light flashing and code 645 for first gear ratio. I found clutch material in pan and was allowed to tear the unit down. I overhauled it and updated the valve body components as per a For...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA514XT
dont fully understand imrc on this van they are vacumn operated can some one please help me understand this system and what i need to check Trouble codes: P1537 (imrc), P1538 (imrc)
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L abs module VIN: IFTHF36FIV
Hi guys and girls.Ineed help with this F350 4x4.Truck originally came in with abs light on code 2 .Performed curcuit check and found control module at fault.Replaced module and still same code.Customer could not leave truck,came back a week later and left it w...
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE1425X
This veh is driving me nuts! when the veh is hot and under a load the engine will stutter and set a code for the cam position sensor. I have been all over this veh looking for the problem following is a list of repairs attempted for this problem none of which ... Trouble codes: P0340
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU17L8X
Hello fellow Techs.This truck came in about aweek ago.Complaint was runs rough,idles rough,and missing at times.No codes scope ign. replaced#3coil.Customer came back after trip to the mountains.Said truck doing same thing.Hooked scanner this time had [...]... Trouble codes: P1132 (H02S11 Rich Cont. Memory), P1152 (H02S21 Rich Cont. Memory)
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTZR15U91
This truck came in a month ago with the complaint of a hard pedal and long stopping distance first thing in the morning. It only did it on the first stop. We replaced the booster. It did not fix it. We have replaced the check valve since then. Still, the same ...
1994 GMC Jimmy 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GKCS13W2S
hello there!i have this weird problem ,and it happens only when the engine is cold. usually in the mornning,when i want to start the car,the engine cranks, but it won't start. i pulled out a spark plug wire to chek for spark, and when i cranked again,the car s...
1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Starting VIN: JHMCD5636V
Hello iATN people...this 97 accord 2.2L will only start after cranking for a period no less than 10 seconds. For the duration of no start while cranking, there is no spark. There is, although, injector pulse. Good power to ig. coil(+) & good resistance in coil...
2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L codes VIN: 1HGCG16582
Can anyone tell me if it is possible to read the SRS codes without the Honda PGM? Out OTC will not get them. Thanks, Jeff [...] J & W Automotive
1993 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L ride control VIN: 1J4FJ68S2P
This vehicle has a severe shake in the front end, usually happens at or about 45mph after hitting a slight bump. It feels like a steering stabilizer problem. This Jeep is from a used car lot so there is no history. We have replaced all four shocks, steering st...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L ?? transfer case VIN: 1J4GZ78Y3V
This is to confirm and be sure I am informing my customer correctly. This Jeep came in with the plunge joint in the front driveshaft broken and rattling, all the balls in it were gone. The driveshaft had failed during unloading from a tow dolly behind the cust...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GZ48S0W
This jeep came in with code P1495 and after some checks a Tech. reccomended replacement of Leak Detection Pump Solenoid. The Jeep came back with same code about a month later. So I used flow charts from All Data, checking for shorts from PCM to the Pump and al... Trouble codes: P1495 (Leak detection pump solenoid CKT-open/short)
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L extended crank cold VIN: 1J4GW48S2Y
This car has an intermitten extended crank cold. It will intermittenly take 4 - 5 key turns before starting - after it starts it runs fine - cranks normally and starts good warm does have a code P0340 cam sensor code but cam and crank sensors testing normally ... Trouble codes: P0340
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L steering gear VIN: 1J4GW48S51
Customer is expearanceing a honking or droning noise coming from the steering gear. The noise gets louder the hoter the fluid gets. I can feel the vibration coming from the high preasure line coming out of the steering gear, no other line is vibrating. I read ...
1993 Lincoln Town Car Jack Nicklaus 4.6L rear airide VIN: 1LNLM82W7P
car originally came rear suspension not working. replaced parts mentioned in repair history. now we ccan manually activate compressor to inflate suspension with scan tool connected and in test mode,but as soon as you remove scan tool and start air bags will de...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L cooling / heating VIN: WDBBA48D9M
Goes full hot when temperature knob is moved one click from max A/C. Compressor clutch stays engaged when this occurs. Suspect internal problem in heater box with door or door motor, I did find a break in heater box that appears to be a mounting point for a do...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L left rear VIN: WDBEA92E2R
Under normal acceleration when cold mostly, the left rear wheel will lock up. ASR does NOT activate during this time, when activating the ASR system it will work (Triangle light flashes, traction controled) Only during intermintent acceleration will the left r...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L compressor VIN: WDBGA51E5R
We got this car in a few weeks ago with an intermitant compressor operation. Usually it would work, but after a while it would eventually quit.If you cycle the key it would begin working again. I pulled the controller out and found that when the compressor was...
1993 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 4M2DV11W7P
Roadtest data @ 90 kmh injector p/w 8.0 ms, O2 @ 740 mv, Coolant @ 185 deg, MAF @ 2.8 v, Idle in park injector p/w 3.2 ms, O2 @ 1280 mv, Coolant @ 189 deg, MAF @ 1.63v, At one point during road test vehichle had a severe bog & would not rev over 3,000 rpm (it ... Trouble codes: 34 (detonation sensor or ckt)
1993 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L calipers VIN: 4N2DN11W7P
replaced front calipers turned rotors repaced hoses rear wheel clys shoes master cly problem right rear wheel & left front wheel lock up every time you drive around the block the van was brought in with locked up brakes still locking up
1987 Oldsmobile Calais 2.5L Exchaust Valve
Four months ago had # 3 exchaust valve replaced for being bent and not seating,valve was not bent from hitting piston.Came back with popping noise. Removed valve cover and found # 3 rocker arm seating off the side of the valve, push rod bent and push rod guide...
1994 Ferrari 348 Spider 3.4L Starting VIN: ZFFRG43AXR
Car will crank, sometimes it will "kick" much as if ignition timing advanced, fairly often when hot, not always. Sometimes will crank normal and start, others will kick a little, occasionally even then crank and not start after having kicked. If you stop, rese...
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L engine cooling fan, power steering fan VIN: WMWRE33483
please some help. I got this mini cooper that keeps blowing the 5 amp fuse for the power steering fan. also that fuse powers up the relay for the engine main electric fan. so if the fuse goes the car overheats. at the dealer the just replaced the fuse but they...
1994 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L Misfire VIN: 2P4GH4S32R
Hi guys and girls.Our service vehicle has an engine miss under load,its very slight in forward gear but a lot worse in reverse.Everybody has had a go at this and now its my turn.Plugs and wires are good,vac is nice and steady even whils missing,timing is right...
1992 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.8L No Start VIN: 1GMDUO6L4N
Hello all this van is making me pull my hair out. Came in no start, went through the no start chart came up with bad module . But it also had a code 42 that would come up right away , so i did this code chart also and it too said module. Double checked crank s... Trouble codes: 42 (est problem)
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WJ52K4X
This car has a P0300 code. No problems are felt from the seat or looking at the motor. The ignition module has been replaced. With the Tech 2 and using the Misfire graphic cyl 3 & 6 are causing the problem. I did a power balance and all 6 dropped roughly the s... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire)
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L engine VIN: WPOCA2981X
Hello porsche techs. This car has a tumping high pitch sound coming from left front upper side of the engine. The tumping gets faster with acceleration. I removed the drive belt and the noise is still there. I couldn't see anything lose or broken and there is ...
1991 Toyota MR2 2.2L starter VIN: JT2SW21N3M
this toyota will crank over the engine in the "on" key position when you attemp to start it and will not start,we have full function of the ignition switch positions,engine will crank as long as key is in the "on" position.customer had replaced clutch assy was...
1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3XP10V1W
This one is Really frustrating We've have this rav4 for about 2 weeks This thing starts to run rich but we have a lean code.We saw the Air fuel ratio stuck at about 650mv tested it with snap-on vantage scope.Did not respond too test so we replaced it.Found Tsb... Trouble codes: P0171
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRC81H5S
Check engine light on with Vag code 00515 Hall or Cam sensor code, and also 00513 engine speed sensor. Flash code # is 2113-cam , 2111-engine speed. I checked power and ground to cam sensor at distributor, with key on reads about 5 volts, according to All Data... Trouble codes: 00515 (Hall sensor cam short to B), 00513 (Engine speed sensor)
1997 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRF81HXV
Has code for contol module malfunction, 65535-037 (vag) p0605 (obd11). I am stumped on what I need to do with this. Customer states that vehicle runs great, this was verified with test drive. Anybody seen this, done that? Trouble codes: 65535 (control module malfunction)
1991 Volvo 740 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1FA8850M
I have this Volvo and I'm not to fimiliar with it. It has an intermittent problem it cranks but will not start. The problem is so intermittent it happens 1 out of 20 times. I did find that I am getting spark to the plugs during this no start, but I have found ...

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1994 BMW 325i 2.5L Stall VIN: WBABJ6324R
This blunder is cured! We replaced the air mass sensor, cam angle sensor, and repaired the ground circuit for the knock sensors (not related but impaired new DME initiation). Also installed a new O2 sensor. Uli [...] made a good call on the air mass meter b...
1993 Chevrolet motorhome 454CID p/s pump VIN: 1GBKP37N33
will try lowering the pressure hose and letting vehicle sit longer between test runs. nothing else seems to be making a difference. I wish it could talk, I think there is more to the story then customer is telling.
1993 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNDT13W1P
Thanks to everyone for all the help.All the people who offered advice pointed to either the fuel pump, or the injector assemble.After many conversations with the vehicle owner, he let us replace the injector assemble and that cured the stalling problem.Thanks ...
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L Dual ac system VIN: 3GNEC16RWG
Good Morning, First my apologies for not giving more details regarding the ac on the suburban, such as exact temperature and pressures. Other items that were metioned in the replies were obvious, such as blocking of heater, diverter and recirc. doors and pushe...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13R9X
Hi all, this one got away. The customer has an extended warranty and I could not get approval for repair I felt this truck needed. Most responses suggested poppet valves sticking and I feel as if that is what is wrong with this Tahoe. I suggested replacing pop... Trouble codes: P0300.
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L compressor VIN: 3GNFK16T11
Thanks for all the responses guys. Pretty much everyone had the same fix, and here it is. GM has been having this issue for quite some time on this system. TSB# 01-01-39-002B. This covers models 2000-2001 Cehvy & GM C/K Utility models with dual air built prior...
1994 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 2B4GH2531R
Hey gang!. Thanks for all of the replies. It seems that the O2 sensor caused the system to behave crazy. A new o2 sensor fixed the problem.
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L vent temp VIN: 1B4GP54L2T
Replacing the pressure transducer repaired the first problem as I expected it would. After many hours of scratching my head on the second problem I finally evacuated the system and charged it with virgin R-134a. That seemed to solve the problem. This also ex...
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L belt VIN: 1B7KF23C6T
what i found was the belt tenshioner from after market has a flat roller and the dealer part has a rounded center that run in the middle of the belt replace tenshioner problem fixed couldn,t believe it
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0L A/C Drive Belt VIN: 2B46P2434Y
I can consider this one a fix out of the 17 that replied 15 hit it right on, the belt was the problem all along, the ones who said to use a dealer part for the a belt although an aftermarket part will probably work the one from the dodge place is wider and is ...
2002 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L MIL Lamp on, PO442 VIN: 1B7HG48N62
I had an overwhelming number of replies saying fuel caps are number one cause,second would be splitting vapor hoses and ther was also a reflash for pcm on false p0442 code.I had my friend go to dealer and buy new updated gas cap.He said they had seventeen of t... Trouble codes: P0442 (small evap leak).
1993 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L upshifts VIN: 2FTHF26M0P
I received many good ideas on possible fixes and different things to check. We were able to cure the harsh shifting problem by adjusting the tps and going through several test drives to get the transmission to relearn the shift points thanks for all the help
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L no power VIN: 1FMYUOP720
Recieved several replies on mass air sensor and hego sensor. Went back to the basics long fuel trim on bank 1 was -25 on bank two was positive. also had low vacuum which indicates pluged convertor or timing concern. This only has one cat after both exhaust man...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L cylinder head VIN: 1FTSW31S9Y
Thanks for all the replies, about half said to remove the head and the other half said no problem to do in vehicle. Being affected cyl was number 4 and under the cowl I opted to remove the head because of poor visibility. Cust opted to go to the dealer who quo...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L poor performance VIN: 1FTNX21521
Thanks to all for replies, however the customer never returned and I've heard through the grapevine that he sold the truck. Which is a bummer I really wanted to fix this one. The replies I recieved one said to check for plugged exhaust. no change, and the othe...
1998 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GKEL19W2W
After many attempts still I came to the conclusion that the VCM was bad. I belive the drivers were at fault.I triple checked all my work and diagnostic steps. After talking with GM the VCM is fairly cheap 187.00 i think it was, had it towed to GM to program th...
1998 GMC K3500 Sierra SL 6.5L Stall VIN: 1GDJK34F6W
Thankyou for the help on this one,as most of you suggested,the fuel transfer module and relay was the fix,at least as far as I know the problem is solved since I have'nt heard back from the customer.Results were hard to gage immediately,because I had already t...
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L horn inter inop VIN: 1HGCG5646W
found was loosing ground in steering column due to bearings of the column shaft. after removing column could feel roughness in the bearings. replace steering column.
2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Radio/climate control VIN: JHMCM56673
Thanks to all the Honda folks who saved me hours of trouble. It seems Honda has had and is still having problems with the 'audio units' The units control all the illumination for this sector of the instrument cluster, and no external repair is possibe, thus th...
2000 Hyundai Accent GS 1.5L Stall VIN: KMHCG35GXY
Hi everyone. Big thanks to everybodys help-customer has taken car for his holidays so we don't know how its going or if its ok.I have a feeling he's going to live with it like this.Thanks again and have a good day.K.W. Trouble codes: P1122.
1994 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Electronic VIN: SAJHX1749R
Thanks to everyone that replied, the consensus was that I had a problem with tha accumalator or pressure switch, I didn't make myself clear that I had good brakes, the light just came on, I'm sorry for that. The pad wear sensor wire was broken, Thanks again fo...
1988 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer 4.0L runs rough mid rpm VIN: 1JCML782XJ
After digesting the info/suggestions received I decided to try a crank sensor- the one in the bell housing. That made a fantastic difference. I then indexed the distributor just to be safe- it was close. This thing runs normal. Thanks to all for the help.
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Accessories VIN: 1J4GW48N5Y
We removed the instrument cluster and found that the connector looked good and the connector that the dealer sent us was different. Although we did not see any evidence of corrosion we cleaned it and put it back together. We received 3 replies indicating a bad...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L automatic dual zone climate control VIN: 1LNHM87A91
I received 6 replies to this post, all reported intermittent problems with the dual coolant control valve. Several stated to be very careful with hoses so as not to mix them up and also to be sure and get all the air bled out of the cooling system. Since the p...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WDBEA32E1P
We asked for a procedure for making linkage adj. on throttle actuator. One member asked 'any trouble codes set'. Alexander from Georgia told us to free linkage and screw adjustment all the way closed then tighten enough to just crack open, putting a piece of c...
1999 Mercedes-Benz A160 1.6L Wont shift out of 2nd gear VIN: 1680332J28
The problem was the transmission control unit in the gear box. I Advised the owner to take it to the Dealer for repairs because my scanner would not communicate with the gear box controller.Thank you to all who took the time to reply. Regards Lester
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBDHA24G5X
We have replaced the mass air flow sensor again - it appears as though the new sensor was faulty - the car runs good - I'm a little nervous that something may have caused it to go bad - time will tell - thanks for all your help Brad Trouble codes: P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire), P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire), P0300 (random cylinder misfire), P0170 (fuel trim bank 1).
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2MELM75W4S
Thanks for the tips!!! We replaced the crank sensor.
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Surge, Misfire VIN: 2MELM74W5V
Sorry guys,I let you down. I recieved several replies,most suggesting mass air flow.It tested good but I tried a new ford unit from dealer-no change. After 2 days of testing and 3 of us ganged up on it i finally discussed the cost of further testing w/my custo...
1997 Oldsmobile Achieva S 2.4L Cuts out VIN: 1G3NL52T7V
Thank you for all of your help. Mark thank you for hooking us up with Ray, what a great person. We ended up sending the car to A GM Dealer. It turned out to be a short in the wire under the hood @ 12' from the fuse box going back to the ing. switch. They fixed...
1982 Other European Mondial 8 3.0L Take up point VIN: ZFFHDO8C00
No replies specific to this vehicle received. All replies suggested that either the master or slave be modified to change the clutch feel. Due to the dubious history of this car maybe an incorrect part has been fitted. I confirmed that the clutch I fitted was ...
1993 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.3L evaporator VIN: 1G2NE54N8P
Sorry for the delay, but wanted to see if it remained fixed. I had a lot of good replies mostly blaming a bad heater core install.They said mechanics break or crack the heater box and then water from the air conditioner will leak into the cabin. This may sound...
1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Detonation (pinging) VIN: 1G2JB1240V
Thanks for all the responses, they were all very helpful. I recieved a couple about the coolant temperature, I should have included in my original help request that the temperature is ok. When I first talked to the customer, he told me it was pinging before he...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on, idle speed low
I received three replys on my help request for 96 Jetta 2.0 liter sohc. Mil on and code 1582 in memory . Code 1582 is adaptive limit reached at idle. Two of the replys said clean throttle body and butterfly of carbon build up and clear adaption. One of the mem... Trouble codes: P0506, P1582.
1992 Volvo 960 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1KW9516N
Well, sorry for the delay on the post - after several more road tests the vehicle actually started to have shifting problems after coming to a stop. Had my trans shop look at it for me and found the torque converter lock-up solenoid to be the problem which wou...
1992 Volvo 240 2.3L steer box VIN: YV1AS8800N
Hello Volvo techs: This 240 is fixed. Apparently, on some 240 models,if you twist the steering from the wheel end, it can introduce air into the rack. This one finally worked the air out and went back to normal operation. Thanks to George [...]...
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