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1973 American Motors Javelin 5.0L start stall cold VIN: A3C797H340
i am looking for specs and adjustment for the carb, i do not have any information on this antique. have tried set up by ear and 4 gas but would like specifical choke and pulloff specs. thanks in advance to all
1989 Audi 200 2.2L No Start VIN: WAUGC5449K
car will start in the mornings or after engine has had a chance to cool down.engine can run for hours and not miss a beat,but shut it off and wait 5 min.and all it will do is crank over(strong bat.and starter).checked for spark,none.checked for fuel,none.wait ...
1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBG74D3W
I have this Audi came from a local body shop. The customer had them remove computor and send to power by jet and have a chip installed in it to increase performance.It runs well but I have this reacuring codes.The customer says there was no codes before.I have... Trouble codes: 17549 (load registration unlikely), 16487 (mass air flow signal high), 17537 (bank 2 long term fuel trim system rich)
1991 Buick Century Custom 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G4AH54N1M
I apolgize for the length and if it seems scatter brain, but car has got the better of me today. Customer said after returning from a 3 day trip the car had to be jump started. Since then it stalls intermittently at stops. Usually after you have been setting ...
1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L battery light VIN: 1G4HP52L2R
Charging system and battery tested ok. Alternator was charging and but battery light in dash was still on. Replaced the alternator... no change in light. When the car is started light is out and stays out of 15 seconds. From what I have found out so far the re...
1997 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L tcc VIN: 1G4HR52K2V
This vehicle's RPM varies up and down 100-200 RPM when the TCC locks up and going up hill. The speed at which it happens can be anywhere between 35-60 mph. Throttle at which it accures is part to mid just so it stays in 4th with lock up. With the tech 2 I see ...
1977 Cadillac Eldorado 7.0L hose nipple VIN: 6L47S7Q209
Hi all, This car belongs to a 76 year old long time customer of mine (over 21 years). He drives this car to my shop once a week to fill the gas tank, and then takes it back home (3 blocks away). He wants to be buried in this car--It's his coffin. Now, the pro...
1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6CD5337L
customer brought this cadillac in because of a service engine soon light coming on. the customer did some work on the car before it was brought to me. he found out it has a code 49 for an air management system problem. the car would also backfire & it expanded... Trouble codes: E49 (air management system problem)
1993 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L shifting VIN: 1G6KY529XP
This vehicle appears to start in 2nd (ecm comands 1st)will not shift at all does have reverse (ecm commands all shifts) 4T80E Transmission
1990 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Lack of power VIN: 2GCDC148H3
This vehicle will loose power under load and have a lean misfire, when this occurs a code 44 Lean exhaust will set, on a scanner the 02 voltage will stay around the .044 mv range, all other sensor inputs look normal, you would almost think that the fuel pump w... Trouble codes: 44 (Lean Exhaust)
1990 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G1WL54T4L
Well after reading all the posts I felt a little better about this one but still have not fixed it. We have a no start with no spark or fuel injectors, no ref to the ecm no rpm on scaner no codes,Have good crank sensor pattern on scope with .8 volts Have 12 vo...
1992 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK14K7N
hey techs. this chevy is driving me nuts. came in running terrible. timing was way off and found 2 vacuum leaks. truck then drove great on test drive. came in on hook next day. with the est connector unplugged, it runs great, timing is good. plug it in it won'... Trouble codes: 42 (est)
1997 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDX03E2V
The customers complaint was that he was going down the highway with the cruise control on and went to pass a car, the van sped up but the speedometer stayed at 58 mph. He sped up without releasing the cruise and when he got around the car he hit the brakes and... Trouble codes: P0502, P0503
2000 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L Turn Signals VIN: 1GBFG15M6Y
[...] Would like to know if there are any on going concerns of turn signal switches going bad and shorting out, left turn signal only. Will blow fuse when left turn signal is put on, flasher buzzes then blows, hazards will blow fuse also. Short com...
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L Evo VIN: 1GNEK13T91
Can not read the evo data or codes in this vehicle, although we can read the abs data from the bcm. Disconnected the remote start and no change. According to new car sticker truck came with variable assist steering, however it steers easy at any speed which wo...
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3EJ56HOS
dear member. I got hooked on this one,i can't find where is the ASD relay,checked into michel it said in the power distribution center,but when i check it under the plastic cover it only has fuel pump relay,this car has no spark and no injection pulse,i'm not... Trouble codes: 42 (ASD relay votage)
1997 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L belt VIN: IC4GP64LBV
I am almos embarresed to post this. This is actually my brothers van. his machanic replaced the blet and tentioner about six months ago. He kept complaing of the continous belt noise. so we did the same. noise went away for about a week. Now, this is not just ...
1997 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L cooling fans VIN: 1C4GP64L8V
Cooling fans do not operate.Can apply voltage directly to fans and they will work.All fuses are ok.Jumpered coolant temp sensor..fans would still not come on.Suspect relay..but cannot locate it.There are some un labled relays in the fuse panel under the left s...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L 3-2 shift VIN: 2B4GP44R5W
Good evening Techs, This Caravan will sometimes wait until you slow down to about 8 mph before it will downshift and then it's BAM BAM. It's Back to back downshift. The faster you come to a stop the harsher the downshift. If you come to a stop slowly it will d...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.8L hydraulic system VIN: 1B4GP54L7X
the problem has happened only a few times, and its been in the shop once when the problem was present. but what happens is all the wheels will lock up on it. we could see the master was leaking from the rear so we replaced that, and found alot of brake fluid i...
2000 Dodge Stratus ES 2.4L No Start VIN: B3LJ46X4YN
This car was towed in as a no start. Starter cranks good and fuel pressure within specifications.Had no crank or cam signal.Replace crank and cam sensors and now have signals as per scanner. When cranking engine to start with noid light plugged into injectors ... Trouble codes: P1495
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L brake pedal
Hello; I'm working on a '02 Caravan sport. It came in with shot fornt brakes. The customer complained of a grinding noise and that a couple of days prior the brake pedal "bounces" or pulsates on aplication. No vibration of steering wheel, no front end shimmy, ...
1983 Ford LTD Crown Victoria 5.0L No Start VIN: 2FABP43F4D
car came in for a no-start,found had good spark, but no voltage to injectors, replaced tps switch, fixed the voltage problem, but motor was flooded, replaced spark plugs and car tries to start, but no-luck, customer stated was driving great, but just wouldn't ...
1992 Ford fleetwood mh 460CID destroying catalyst VIN: 716HN30472
we got this vehicle towed in found bad tfi module,replaced then had lack of power located bad catalyst(plugged).had new cat installed returned to shop recheched systems all tested good road tested ran fine let customer go.called us 40 miles later complaint of ...
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L compressor VIN: 1FMDU34X7P
yesterday (7/13/04) customer came back in with noisey compressor and not blowing cold. found the high pressure at 385 and low pressure pegging the gauge. compressor is definatly making bad noise and will need to be replaced again, but can't understand why they...
1996 Ford Escort LX 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FASP11J2T
Hi guys, Used car bought by good customer with mil lit. No communication at DLC. Checked all 6 used pins in DLC. no pwr at pin 16, no grnd at pins 3 or 5, no continuity to pcm on pins 2, 10 or 13. DLC harness as shown by All-Data has one inline connecter for a...
1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Factory Alarm VIN: 1FALP53S2T
Hello all, I think I've checked all the basics here... No aftermarket components such as remote start or an alarm system. The customer complaint is the vehicle's horn & lights going off in the middle of the night for no reason. Entering the Keyless entry code ...
1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5349X
hi ford techs this van came in check engine light on code p0305 misfire cyl. #5 checked new plugs & wires $ a new egr valve & solenoid instaled.clear the code test drive the van under load partial throtle missing higer speed clears out. idle speed or no load w... Trouble codes: P0305
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5525Y
hi guys I need some help on this. car runs fine pressure is ok ,I put my scanner on the car it reads like this ( FP MONITER ) IS GOING ON AND OFF. does it mean anything ,or is it normal? I reset tne mil the code came back rigt-way. also KOEO TEST NO CODES. i... Trouble codes: 1237 (feul pump secondary circuit fault)
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14V4Y
this ranger misses when started cold we flowed tested the injectors they all flow the same amount,the customer states the truck has no power but it only seams to miss when started cold , the truck has large tires we are thinking maybe a sunk valve pulling thru... Trouble codes: P0305
2001 Ford TOWN CAR 4.6L blower VIN: 1L1FM81WX1
please fax information wire a/c diagram to [...] thanks in advance
2001 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L compressor VIN: 1FMNU42S51
This vehicle does not have signal from the A/C control panel to the pressure switch on the receiver drier, compressor does not turn on. I need the A/C wiring diagram for this vehicle. Can somebody please send it to me at [...] and thanks in advanced.
2001 Ford Focus Street 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP343X1
Hello , Car has MIL and gas cap faults both on. Codes PO4055 for major evap system leak and PO4057 for gas cap leak. I ran smoke machine on evap test port and find huge amount of smoke near fuel filler. It is coming up canister vent line. The solenoid for the ... Trouble codes: P0405, P0407
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L condensate leak VIN: 1FMZU6ZE02
Vehicle a/c works fine. Condensate leaks from both side seams in the case. I have inspected the case and found no missing fasteners or any damage. The system drains some when on level ground but when the rear is jacked UP to drain the case it starts to leak ou...
1992 Geo Metro 1.0L seat belt VIN: 2C1MR2467N
Hi pro's, I'm looking for USED Driver's side indoor SEAT BELT, the new one is more $$$ than the car is worth...ANY links would be appreciated...thanks...this car is US model imported to Canada...
1996 GMC Sonoma SL 2.2L tensioner VIN: 1GCCS1445T
i have this truck that has a rattling noise from the tensioner. it is most pronounced when the ac is running. the noise is worse at idle and up to 2500 rpm. after that the rattling goes away. gm tech line said to recover the sys. and check for excess oil at th...
1998 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L dash VIN: 1GKDM19W4W
i have a dash problem. when you turn the key to the on position everyting on dash works, turn the key to crank and start the engine and release the key to run position and only the temp guage functions.i also have no leds on the radio,but radio works.radio l.e...
1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2HGEJ6550V
This is a 1997 Honda Civic with a D16Y7 engine (Canadian). I've tested and tried everything I can think of. These engines had a known problem with the IACV. So I tested it with the Vantage meter and the duty cycle was 1/2 of what it should have been at idle. T...
2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L no power VIN: 4S6CK58WXY
This Honda Passport/Isuzu Rodeo won't get out of its own way! It bogs down on accel. It runs a little rough at idle also. The main problem is bad lack of power. Full throttle upshifts barely occur. It won't rev up in neutral. It is the same with the exhaust un... Trouble codes: P1311 (ICSS Sec line 1 circuit), P1312 (ICSS Sec line 2 circuit), P0101 (MAF perf)
2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L radio display VIN: 1HGCM66573
The radio display backlight does not light up. It seems that this is built into the radio. Does anyone know of anyplace that repairs these? To get a radio from the dealer can take months. No they do not want to good will warranty it for the customer, that i...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited 5.9L Mechanical VIN: 1J4GZ88225
Hey fellow Techs I have a jeep here that at first was going to be a no brainer. Truck came in no AC blowing warm.Hooked gauges up and found the usual on a jeep low side @80 high side 400+ ok I figured liguid line plugged and we replaced it.Well same thing same...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cooling fan VIN: 1J4GW58S1X
Hello everyone: I have this Cherokee with a cooling fan inop and overheating. No DTC's. Fan olso won't go on when AC is turned ON. The AC clutch cycles, but fan does not go on. I have checked the fuses and the harness to the fan. The 40 amp fuse on the fuse bo...
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 Lexus LS400 4.0L Engine VIN: JT8UF11E1P
We have a 1993 LS400 that smokes fairly heavily out of the exhaust on start up and will smoke after any period of idling. Goes away when driving. PCV system working good. Didnít find anything on this engine for smoking in the archives and havenít pulled anythi...
1993 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L oil gauge VIN: 1LNLM9843P
Hello all, This well cared for Continental has a nuisance problem with the oil pressure gauge. Vehicle has digital dash, gauge outputs are selectable between oil pressure, engine temp, and battery voltage. Gauge illuminates bars to show a relative reading from...
1999 Mazda Millenia 2.3L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA222OX
Hi Everyone, This car appears to have endured quite a bit of"repair" work before arriving at our shop.It came to our shop with low power and surging idle.I checked vacuum lines, found some crossed and corrected them,but no help. Tried disconnecting control li... Trouble codes: P0725
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E51
Light flashes now & then no set pattern Have very little experience with Mercedes Please help Any information is appreceiated Car runs fine no problems Trouble codes: 446 (PO 446 Evap Vent Solenoid Problem)
2004 Mercedes-Benz SL600 5.5L convertible top and other accessories VIN: WDBSK76F14
We have a customer with this 04 MB 600 SL with accessory problems. He has been to the dealer 4 times for this problem without a FIX. The problem is that after about an hour of driving, the battery light comes on and there is a text message "power consumers o...
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Surge, HIGH IDLE VIN: 2MELM75W3V
the problem that is occurring on this taxi cab... is when the car is started and put into gear the idle is too high and therefor slams into gear. if a few second pause is given, the idle settles down and no slam occurs. the owner has a few of the same model ve...
1989 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L ingition wont turn off VIN: JN1HTO1P1K
This car wont shut off when key turned back. wont let key out either. The white green wire at ign sw is staying hot. If i unplug the ign sw is stays running. was told that ecu is supposed to turn off power to wht/grn wire when ign is turned off. it is not happ...
1990 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L powertrain mounts VIN: JN1HJ01PXL
i have a 90 maxima with a severe engine/powertrain vibration that shakes the entire vehicle at freeways speeds only. at idle and slower speeds there is no vibration. only when on the throttle lightly will this vibration happen and only every so often. all eng ...
1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.4L Vent Air Temp VIN: 1GHDX06EXV
Customer complaint, We just paid 600 dollars at the shop around the corner and we have the same problem, the air coming out of the passenger side vents is cooler than the drivers vent.They said they took the dash out and checked the blend doors and actuators a...
1991 Plymouth Laser 1.8L No Start VIN: 4P3BS34T1M
car came in with no distributor, (just purchased car) customer request used one installed. done still no start. vechile has no spark and no injector pulse. fuel ok. no communication from scanner and mitchell information is of no help. distributor is supposivle...
1998 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L heater panel
Hi group, This vehicle came in for replacing the alternator and at the same time cust wanted to check the ac system. No leak found so I charged the system and replace the alternator. When I reconnected the battery all the lights on the heater panel started fla...
1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G2HX52KXT
thanks in advance for all the help.
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1G2NE12T9V
this vehicle came in with a bad miss at idle and when acceleration, mil light on, we scanned the ecm and found only a #1 misfire code, after talking to the customer we learned that it had never been tuned up since new. we replaced the coil covers(dist. cap), p...
2001 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.8L valve train VIN: JS2GB41SX1
Hi gang; Vehicle came in with a flashing CEL and Miss; Diagnosed miss on #3 cylinder; Removed spark plug and found the plug was loose and the ground elecrode missing; Replace all spark plugs and discovered different gap on each plug. Hmmm - someone was here b...
1996 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L transmission VIN: JT3HN86R4T
Cust complains of clunk on decel. Verified worse than clunk, when under 5 mph just before stopping, vehicle has shudder/clunk that resonates through vehicle. Vehicle doesn't seem to roll freely (like binding) before we accelerate again. Can duplicate problem o...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Engine VIN: JT2BG22KXV
Our 98 Camry smokes after it sits, either over night or for sevral ours. I know toyota has problems with oil sludge and gelling but we pulled the valve cover off and saw nothing like that. Sounds like valves, but how common is that? We have never done one for ...
2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L No Start VIN: 4T1BF22K1Y
hello fellow techs.car towed in crank no start. check for spark none,check injector pulse none,tryed to scan at data connector will not communicate with scanner.performed ecm power source circuit test at ecm terminals +b and e1 checking for battery power there...

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1993 BMW 740iL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAGD8321P
this one is going back to customer. many replies stated that the pvc plate and the throttle body housing are common failures. these motors also have a breakdown of the cylinder walls causing excessive leakdown. bmw says 15% leakdown is engine replacement time....
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L 1-2 shift VIN: WBACB4320S
there's not much to post, i found it was cheaper to buy the euro kit for our modis than buy a dedacated euro scanner. we found no trans codes and all solenoids were being powered up. next we removed the pan and ohmed and power probe the solenoids which worked ...
1996 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GNEK13R9T
Vehicle Returned 7/12.While Monitering 02s While Engine Idles Hot I Can Spray Chemical In One Small Area At Upper Plenum And Richen 02s And Smooth Idle.I Suspect a Small Hairline Crack In Upper Plenum In This Area.This Problem Is So Intermitent Customer Wants ...
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WF55KXY
Thanks for the advice on this one. The engine is siezed up. We disconnected everything, turned it over by hand, still tight. Also burned up another starter. Looks like an engine job. My mechanic says the thermostat may have been stuck because the driver decide... Trouble codes: P0135 (O2 Heater CRT Bank 1 Sensor 1), P0141 (O2 Heater CRT Bank 1 Sensor 2).
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L No Start, Hesitation VIN: 1GCJK33131
Members,A big thank-you to Eric and Philip for the information. I apologize for my incompetance, but I did not have the proper tools to test the fuel system properly. But I did verify that the Fuel Rail Pressure Regulator was defective. I installed a new one a... Trouble codes: P0088 (Fuel Rail Pressure Control Problem), P0089 (Fuel Rail Pressure Not at Desired PSI).
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L lights VIN: 1GNEK13Z92
Looks like the alternator is causing the problem. With alternator unpluged problem is gone. Trying to get dealership to warrenty. They say that this is normal.
1999 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C3EL45H9X
We received 11 replies that ranged from a dist. problem to egr, map and o2 sensor and clogged injectors. We have checked all the suggestions and even replaced the fuel rail, the lean condition still exsists and the customer has decided to go no further. The ca... Trouble codes: P0300, P0171.
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L won't shut down VIN: 1B7KF26D3V
Thanks to all that replied . I am sure that the fuel shut off solenoid is the problem. The customer is not going to let me replace it at this time because it has not been acting up very much lately I am sure it will be back. Thanks again. Trouble codes: 45 (governor pressure sensor volts high), 47 (charging system volts too low).
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 3.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B7HB11X2X
Thanks to all who replied. i received a lot of good info on this vehicle. Several techs thought this vehicle may have recessed exhaust valve seats. I am leaning toward this problem but Customer declined to fix at this time. thanks again for all the help. I wil... Trouble codes: 303 (cylinder 3 misfire).
1960 Ford thunderbird 352CID Lighting VIN: OY71Y17258
Thanks to all that helped me I actually was over helped I recieved 3 wiring diagrams and all the info I needed . Thanks a bunch.
1973 Ford Mustang 351CID Unknown
Thanks For The Help. I Will Have To Find A Mustang At The Next Car Show And Take A Photo Of The Engine Wiring. Most Of You Have The Same Wiring Diaghams I Have.(Mitchell Or Aldata) I Need A Factory Manual To Find These Wires. Thanks Again Dave
1991 Ford Escort 1.9L No Start
Boy do I feel stupid. Someone e-mailed me and said that the wires to the pump were crossed and I laughed and said how could that happen. We'll that's what happened. My origianal sender was shorting to ground as suspected. Upon comparing the wires on the junkya...
1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FALP4045R
Only one person took a shot at my problem. His test was a good one and I'll remember that. Thank you !!. But as we all suspected the ECM was the culprit. Who would have thought two ECM's with the exact same problems. re-ordered another and all is fine
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5147W
first off you can not use the 3.0-4.0 cam sensor aligning tool on the 3.8 even though it does fit. the vain is 180 degrees off. as for the accuracy of the install tool,the tool gets it close you need to use a dual trace lab scope and momitor the cam and crank ...
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Suspension VIN: 1FTNE2427X
i hate to do this but circumstances require it . the van as of yet has not returned to the shop so actual fix is not available. it appears that the replacement tires may be the colpurate, but wont be able to verify in the near future
1999 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L ABS module VIN: 1FTPX28L0X
Thank you to all that replied.I'm sorry for the late post.As of today..this truck hasn't returned...nor one like it.As soon as he or another like it comes in..I will definitely look for the module and verify the location.Of the 12 responces I received...10 wer...
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 3FAFP66L1Y
customer would not autherize fuel tank removal so I cant be sure of the fix . the most logical answer I recieved was the fact that several responded of trash in the fuel tank along with the fuel pump. cant make them spend thier money and WILL NOT do it for fre...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Not Ready VIN: 1FTNW21L71
Hello again!! I recieved 5 responses on this truck and Wilfredo was correct in that the O2 and O2 heater parameters are not valid for this truck. The company that handles the emmision testing in the state of Mass (Agbar) indicated that this vehicle requires a ...
2001 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.0L Driveshaft VIN: 1GTHK25U61
Thanks for all of the help. I lubed the snot out of the input splines on the trans, it worked for a few days, but the noise is back, and I need to get the truck back so I can do some further checks on it. I may have to try the updated yolk kit on this one. Tah...
1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Starting VIN: 1HGCB7657N
As recommended by mosts replyers, I check out the main power relay and replaced it. vehicle has no further problems. LEE
1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L valvetrain VIN: JHMCD5638S
Well i'm sorry to say that i don't have an answer for a fix yet. we removed cylider head and inspected rocker shafts. i found what i thought was excessive wear on the intake rocker shaft but according to the machine shop it was not excessive and so we sent the...
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Accessories VIN: 1J4GZ78Y9S
Everyone said to replace the door wiring harness and check grounds under the seat. Did both. Now the windows work but still have same other problems. Open either door--radio goes off, blower goes off and a couple of other things. Shut door and everything works...
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L speedometer VIN: 1J4GZ78S7S
bud here'want to say thanks to all 7 replies i only counted 5 but knowing me i miss counted,john,amir,vernon thank you for leading me to the output sensor.customer changed sensor, but didn't pull gear assembly,will when i got gear assembly out it had a flat sp...
1993 Lincoln Town Car Jack Nicklaus 4.6L rear airide VIN: 1LNLM82W7P
well after going to junk yard and trying control module we still had same problem. we were still gettting code 51 lowering not detected. that seemed funny because this car would totally vent bags while running if you open door and shut. what we learned on this...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Cuts out VIN: WDBBA45C3F
Thanks for all the help guys & thanks to Mr Poole from Texas for the phone call. The fix was to replace the idle control module, which was a SWAG on my part. I spoke with my client yesterday & she reported that all was well. Thanks again for the input.
1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L compressor VIN: WDBGA51E5R
Thanks to all who replied, everyone gave good suggestions. I had pretty much already condemed the base module at this point and I had taken it apart and didnt see anything. I recieved a reply from Rob in Florida who had my exact situation on a 140 coupe. He ha...
1987 Nissan Stanza E 2.0L Starter motor VIN: JN1HT2115H
Thanks for the replies, Jim was right on with this starter being the wrong one. We went back to the dealership and got the right starter. Thanks, Peter [...]
1987 Nissan Sentra 1.6L trunk seal VIN: 3N1AB41D3V
Several people said tail lights were known to leak & sure enough after a lot of water ran over back glass & trubk lid I could see it inside trunk drippig off light assembly on drivers side. I removed light assembly on both sides & resealed them with silacone s...
1992 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L compressor
Hi Group, I have to close this post, customer did not come for further investigation. I received 10 replies and I got some wonderful suggestions, I thank all of you who gave me some of their precious time, I really appreciate that. I will reopen this post if t...
1997 Porsche Boxster 2.5L roof VIN: WPOZZZ98ZV
Thanks to all for assistance with this problem. I stumbled on the solution purely by accident. I banged with my fist near the roof release handle and it started to work which lead me straight away to the microswitch there. Cost £17.60 ukp. Owner more than happ...
1991 Toyota MR2 2.2L rear susp. VIN: JT2SW21N4M
i want to first thank everyone who replied. the noise ended up coming from the struts not being lined up with the slot on the upper mount. and i want to thank you guys who lead me in the right direction with this one. thanks matt
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWNA63B5W
Thank you for all the great replies. A couple said to check the coolant sensor, yes we did and it is bad, however it did not repair the vehicle. Some replies said to check the timing chain guides and alignment, we did that and that is the problem, the guide ca... Trouble codes: 17746 (bank 1 cam position sensor G163 open circuit short with power).
1991 Volvo 740 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1FA8850M
Thanks to all who helped, everyone was right. I swaped the two relays at the coolant jug, no change i put a new Fuel pump relay in it and all is find. Thanks Mike
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1KS9691S
The consensus is that the aftermarket O2 sensors do not work in this vehicle. We verified that it is indeed aftermarket. Customer is going to wait to repair vehicle. We feel confident that a new O2 from Volvo will fix the problem. Trouble codes: 212 (O2 sensor).
1997 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5646V
Thanks for all the tips. Pulled the pump out and saw rust inside. Applied power to pump- no go. Assume this is the water issue everyone is talking about, although I saw only rust, no water, but it hasn't rained here for almost a month. Estimated a pump, air ch... Trouble codes: P0410.
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29521
Hello.This Volvo is fixed.The misfire codes were a no brainer as it just needed spark plugs,but that was not why I posted.The P0017 code translates to Volvo code ECM644 which is variable valve timing code.Turns out this is a rather common occurence and it has ... Trouble codes: P0017 (unknown), 302 (misfire cylinder 2), 303 (misfire cylinder 3).
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