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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...
2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1L MIL Lamp on, service engine soon VIN: 2G4WS52J22
Here we go . First thing to know is this is a salvaged car. When this car initially came in we found the harness in the colum causing the horn to int. go off. This was one of his complaints. secondly was the service engine soon and security light on. Unknown w... Trouble codes: U1064, P1626
1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Heater core VIN: WO6VR54R9V
Hello to all We have this catera in that needs heater core is there a short cut to this job. 7-8 hr job. any help would be great Thanks Ken
1969 Chevrolet camaro 357CID Mechanical
I am working with a good friend on his 69 camaro, we built a .060" over 350 with all new parts topped with an edlebrock carb and pertronix converted distributor. The problem that we have is 2 of the header tubes #5 and #8 are getting dull red in about 4 min of...
1987 Chevrolet V20 Custom Deluxe 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GCEV24K7H
The symptom we have is stalling when putting vehicle in gear. The IAC appears to be the cause of the stalling. If we watch IAC counts, they stay high and slowly drop to 40 PSI and never goes lower than that. There is an exception, when you put the vehicle in g...
1987 Chevrolet R10 Custom Deluxe 5.0L brake pedal VIN: 1GCDR14H4H
Need some help. Vehicle came to me with customer complaint brakes do not want to stop. Roadtested apply brakes hard panic stop pedal hard vehicle slows down gradual.Ck brakes front ok rear had grease seals leaking,shoes where covered. replaced both axle seals,...
1990 Chevrolet BOUNDER 7.4L power steering VIN: 1GBKP37N8L
this motorhome came in from another shop . the power steering pump is very noisy and fluid leaks out of resvoir through the cap,the pump has been replaced with a gm pump,when you drive down the road fluid is forced out of the resvoir, this motorhome is equipt ...
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...
1993 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W3P
The code resets immediately. Engine off, on, or under accel. We have looked for broken wires, bad sensors, and nothing is checking bad. We really need help on this one. There is only one knock sensor in this vehicle. Trouble codes: 43 (esc)
1994 Chevrolet P30 7.4L hydroboost VIN: 1GBKP37N1R
well everyone this is good this is not what im used to working with or on.this is a hydro boost system it also has a valve that is used for the e-brake while servicing the a/c a line and im not sure witch sprung a leak (not the first tech on this one other tec...
1995 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L clutch pedal VIN: 1GCGK24FE3
truck was towed in with no fluid in hyd. system, filled up and found fluid leaking from where steel line goes into slave cyl, could'nt buy sealing ring seperatly so replaced slave cyl, when test driven, found I hade to pump clutch pedal to get a smooth shift, ...
1998 Chevrolet Metro LSi 1.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2C1MR5229W
Hi all. I got a funny one here. This metro has a hesitation/missfire between 1500 and 2000 rpms hot or cold. Idles normal and once past about 2000 it runs normal. In park or neutral there is no problem accelerating. Only under load. Feels like an EGR problem b...
1998 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 7.4L system voltage VIN: 1GBKC34J5W
Truck came in with complaint of voltage guage dropping and battery light coming on when voltage gets low enough aprox 12.1 volts , this only occurs when being driven (at any speeds) at idle or when revved in shop will function fine ,we replaced alternator (max...
1998 Chevrolet Metro LSi 1.3L fuel injector VIN: 2C1MR5228W
The vehicle was towed into our shop, with the vehicle not being able to start. I checked the sparks, and it came out ok. Then, the cylinder compressor, and it was also fine. The signal from the computer to the fuel injector showed that #1 and #4 operates OK, b...
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L oil pressure gauge VIN: 1GNEL19W4X
This van has had a intermittant problem with the oil pressure gauge dropping off and the check gauges light coming on. this happens under normal driving conditions and is quite intermittant. We're pretty sure pressure is good when it occurs.Gauge or dash probl...
2000 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L Lighting VIN: 1Y1SK528XY
Lights change between high and low beam by themselves. Car has automatic headlamps and DRL does not flicker the dash lamps, but does change the high beam indicator as lamps change beam. DRL seems to work normally
2000 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L pcm VIN: 2G1WH55K1Y
I am looking for a diagram to locate the source of the pcm ac request signal.Iam not sure if it is requested by the bcm or the ac contoller.GM SERVICE info doesnt indicate or supply this part of the diagram.Youre help will be appreatiated greatly.
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...
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L engine VIN: 2G1WF52E33
Vehicle has squeal/hiss at rear of engine. Only happens when in passing gear or hard goose. It does it with belt off also. Used hose and traced noise to rear of engine, mabe exhaust, dont know. I dont want to tear everything apart and find nothing wrong. Has a...
1997 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 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 ...
1999 Chrysler LHS 3.5L vaccum leak,sound VIN: 2C3HC56G9X
Just purchased vehicle. It has a 3.5 high out-put motor. The car has a severe vaccuum leak sound at idle and more noticable when cold. The car has no drivability problems and no codes and idles very well. Propane enriched at intake manifold, throttle body and ...
1995 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1B7GL23X1S
Greetings and thanks in advance for your help. this dakota came in after replacing the pcm for an O\D control problem, with a a bad misfire. with the lab scope I could see that the injector spike for cyl#3 was less than 1/2 of the spike on all of the rest. The...
1990 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FTEF15N4L
When you accelerate it hessitates or bogs down some times,it stalls on decel or when going around the corner. Sometimes when you try to accelerate it seems like fuel or ignition cuts off you can put the pedal to the floor it sputters and coughs then when you e...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTEF1SN1R
I've run out of ideas and i'm exhausted. This truck will run great cold. After it warms up cruising on the interstate, the check engine light will come on, after that you notice a large amount of power loss. If you were to just press slightly on the accel it... Trouble codes: 171 (Adaptive fuel limit reached 02 not switching)
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L blower and air bag VIN: 1FALP52USG
The cust stated that when she hit's a bump she will loose her blower motor and the air bag comes on. She stated that this only occurs every few day's to week's between faults and i test drove and could not duplicate. I have no clue where to even start on this ...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall
vehicle stumbles at idle but comes right back,sometimes it does die but starts right back up,it also stumbles at a stop when you are driving and then wont go over 35mph and has no power after take off.
1996 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L power steering and hydroboost VIN: 1FDLF47F4T
i'm having problems with this beast blowing seals. customer complained of power steering fluid loss. replaced the power steering pump and send it down the road. comes back a few days later doing the same thing, this time the hydroboost pump is leaking at the f...
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L glow plugs VIN: 1FDLF47F7V
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6245V
vehicle came in originally with a no flow code. diagnosed as plugged egr ports. customer declined and took the car somewhere else. now it returns with a new motorcraft egr, dpfe sensor and clean ports along with a p0402 "excessive flow" code. the code is reacc... Trouble codes: P0402
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L bucking VIN: 1FTDF120VN
hello and thanks to all, this truck is being worked on at another shop and i am posting for a friend who doesnt think iatn can help (idiot) they have replaced cam,crank,tps sensors. both sensors on trans. major tune up. coil. it initialy was setting misfire co...
1996 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.0L Brke petal VIN: 1GTEC19M5T
2 wheel drive, extend cab, front disk, rear drum. Replace front brakes. machined rotors, Replaced calipers, rear brakes, wheel cyl, axle seals, (lr shoe was 1/2 missing on primary, ) shoes at 60%. Replaced master cyl due to soft petal tha you could push throu...
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...
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJJGAED4A
hi guys, i really need help with this fine jag from some experience jag techs. First,this car while at the owner's house would start and idle but you couldn't step on the gas. It would stall was brought to the dealer where they recomended a new c... Trouble codes: 1242 (tps high output), 1229 (trotle circuit malfunction), PEC0S
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L Speedo meter VIN: JT8UF11E5P
This car is one of my regulars. Customer complaints the speedo meter's inop. Removed and reinstalled the cluster and speedo meter made it work again for a week. Checked the circuit and sensor, found no fault. The speedo meter works fine while I turned the spee...
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L abs VIN: 1LNFM97V7W
Hello there fellow techs. I have a 98 Lincoln Continental in our shop with an ABS type problem. It feels as if it should be a wheel speed sensor problem. I have no codes in the system. If you come to a mid/fast stop, the pedal sinks as if you were in an abs ty...
1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L tcc switch VIN: 1LNHM97V6X
after you drive this car for 25-30 kicks a code for the tcc switch...but the transmission works fine goes right into over drive everytime... Thank you in advance. Donald s. Phillips
1987 Mazda RX-7 1.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JMIFC3312H
Hello there, gotta an rx7 with and idle concern(stop laughing, we work on other types of vehicles, too!) Vehicle runs fine down the road, and all basic specs (eg, leading, trailing, fuel pressure, secondary voltage, manifold vacuum, etc...)are very good. What...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SE 3.8L Engine VIN: WDBCA32ASE
Hi Group, I am posting this for my brother in law who works at a shop in another town. He called me for advice and I couldn't help but I told him I would try to find him some help, and at the same time maybe make an iATN believer out of him. He is not a membe...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E7S
This code 182 comes on about every couple of months with no other problems, runs normally. The overvoltage relay was replaced by another tech and a second time by me, because when I tapped on it the engine died. It's an aftermarket unit and the new one is also... Trouble codes: 182 (Saftey fuel shut-off swith signal for LH/HFM n 3/4)
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47F05
Vehicle with very low mileage and has done all of her services. two weeks ago this code P0133 O2 sensor slow response sensor 1 bank 1. Replaced oxygen sensor before cat with Bosch sensor from Worldpac, same harness and identical to OE. Today came back with MIL... Trouble codes: P0133
2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L parasitic draw VIN: WDBRF64J52
there is a 10 amp draw causing the battery to go dead over night i have unpluged a fuses and relays in this vechile and the still is the same draw anyone with some ideas please help thank you
1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L battery VIN: JNICA21D3T
battery goes down after 3 days. charging system is working fine. no lights are staying has a 110 milliamp draw with 7.5 bcm fuse removed draw goes to 20 milliamps.i have unpluged lights.
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31DXY
Hello to all Doctors out there: I have a costomers Maxima with code P0420 - Catalyst low bank 1. I checked for vaccum leaks with the smoke machine, found none. Replaced dirty air filter, checked plugs and cleaned throttle housing. The ST & LT fuel trims on B1 ... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst efficiency low bank 1)
1999 Opel Vectra 1600CC abs VIN: WV137-JF19
Fellow techs, This car has the ABS light on intermittently, have C0121 DTC (Valve Relay Circuit Malfunction - Not Present) When car comes to us the light is off but we get tha above code with Tech2. Supply and grounds are ok as well as abs sensors. Thank y...
1967 Pontiac GTO 6.6L Powersteering Bracket VIN: 237677B104
I have questions regarding the placement of the front p/s bracket. Specifically it has none. Ordered a replacement part from AMEs(Pontiac specialist) and it is not clear how it fits. Problem could be wrong pump, wrong rear bracket, or... I have pictures that d...
1994 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L Hesitation
the main problem is that "THIS VEHICLE SHUDDERS GOING INTO FINAL GEAR". A complete tune-up has been performed. Torque converter replaced, lock-up solenoid has been replaced. Check engine light is OFF. Intake plenum and throttle plate cleaned. This vehicle will...
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L fuel related VIN: 1G2WP5211W
this is something if have never seen before. when i put the hand brake on the vehicle will crank but will not start.i have checked all wiring around the hand brake and everything seems to be fine. if i disconnect the park brake switch everything works fine. i ...
2000 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3DF75K7Y
we have this saab,that intermittently will not start,the veh. always will crank over fine(however,when it wont start for the owner,they say they can get it to start by push starting the car) the problem is very intermittent,we have seen it do its thing one tim...
2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 2.5L cam timing VIN: JS3TD62V81
Have a v6 grand vitara here that came to me with a horrible timing chain noise, particularaly when you let off gas. I replaced the #1 timing chain tensioner per the suzuki tsb. All was well, no noise, customer happy. 335 miles later, the car bogged down and di...
1991 Toyota Corolla DLX 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1NXAE94A5M
Hiyuh fellas. What we got here is failure of emission quality. Fails HC and CO. Looks to be running too rich. Vehicle gets to operating temperature no problem. Watching the o2 sensor, it will hover on the rich side. Could get it down if I snapped the throttle ...
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
2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L No Start VIN: 4T1BF22K1Y
hello fellow 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...
1989 Volkswagen Vanagon Carat 2.1L oil lite VIN: WV2YBO257K
This one has the oil lite coming on only at low rpms,above 2000-2500 rpms the lite will go off.This happens when it is hot.The switches were replaced & supposedly with the correct ones. The customer says he can tell by the rpm when it is going to go goe...
1994 Volkswagen Golf CL 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 3VWAN01H0R
Hi guys, I have some big problems that Ive been trying to solve the last 3 days with little success. This Golf has a 1.8L TBI engine, mitchell has no listing for 1.8 TBI engine in that year, so I cant get no info on this vehicle at all, no scantool to get into...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Power steering noise VIN: 3VWBB61CWM
Hello everyone and thanks in advance for the help on this one. This beetle is in because when you put the steering into a cramp, the system makes a louds squealing/scraping noise. Kinda similar to what an old chevrolet would do, but we cannot see that the belt...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L starting VIN: WVWDD23B9Y
Hi guys, Car came in, no crank. Will crank if we jump alarm starter interlock relay. We also have no power windows,remote central locking ,(locks work with key and interior button), interior lights, and can't communicate with the alarm/comfort system central c...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L power steering VIN: 3VWCB21C42
local body shop built car from a total we replaced rack and pinion a month ago for a simlar problem.replacment rack and was oem unit. has been working fine. now car is back with poor power assist to left and no assist to the right.when car is up on rack and ru...
1971 Volvo 1800E 1.8L No Start VIN: 1610325348
Hey you Volvo Tech's I need to locate a set of Injector points(The points in the lower part of the distributor that pulse the injectors) for this old bird.I have looked everywhere with no joy. Many thanks in advance Regards Andrew
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SW61R72
hello volvo techs- this car made an appearance at my shop last week- stopped in making a high pitched screaming sound from the timing belt/serpentine belt area. Turned key off, re-started, noise was gone. Drove car 3 miles, noise started again (really loud), i... Trouble codes: 150A, 250A

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1973 American Motors Javelin 5.0L start stall cold VIN: A3C797H340
getting a carb overhaul and new power valve to fix overnight flooding .
2001 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Navagation system VIN: WAUML54D71
I Still have not figured out this problem. I have the GPS unit out of the car and have sent it out to confirm if the unit is a problem or not. I do not beleive that I will receive the unit back before my one month deadline. I will post the true fix when I acut...
1991 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L charging system VIN: 1G4CW53L6M
thanks to cw truck and auto and most others, this car is fixed, w/fuses behind the glove box. thanks again john
1992 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4HP53L8N
I'd like to thank everyone for their input. It was greatly appreciated. Curt [...] hit it right on the head. Put a new crank sensor in it and never missed a beat. Customer is happy and I'm happy. I was overlooking a small glitch in the waveform that i mi...
1992 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK14K7N
thanks to all who posted for me.all the grounds checked out normal, but now they are very clean. it turns out it was the distributor. even after pulling the old one and inspecting it, the magnets look fine but, the air gaps are wide on 2 of them and almost tou... Trouble codes: 42 (est).
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNCT18W2S
well i called the customer and he had just put a installed a new cpi and then i checked the distributor and it was off a tooth, i found a bad wire in the harness for the injector, ultimatly the problem lied in the ignition module, i got 3 bad ones out of the b... Trouble codes: P1351 (est output high or pulses detected when open).
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start, interminttent VIN: 1GNDT13W65
This is my 3 rd time to try to reply. My computer keeps locking up. did not fine any broken wires. did ck for pulse at computer none there. got a reman computer. But when hot still would not start. did set a code p1351 EST output high. went thru tests came to ...
1996 Chevrolet K3500 7.4L Brake pressure VIN: 1GBJK34J5T
Thanks 'much' gang for the info... Terry,Rick,Thomas, Richard..BUT!!! this truck has been driven for a few weeks now with no more failures.. Good solid peddle.. The only thing that was replaced here was the peddle switch/sensor that showed the brakes to be bei...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Steering Effort VIN: 2GCEK19R7V
Thanks For The Help, Check For Handwheel Speed Sensor Problems, Found Low Voltage Code, Replaced Sensor, All Is Fixed
1998 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GCGK29F2W
Well what a fun one this one was! It turned out that the ordinary looking (no wires or key chip)ignition lock cylinder has some kind of hall effect. The security system must recognize it or it shuts down the fuel supply! I left the fact that I replaced it out ...
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L timing chain VIN: 1G1JF12T6W
This vehicle left here 2 weeks ago and I have not heard what the final verdict was. 2 replies got me thinking more about an oil supply problem when it was mentioned that the exhaust cam may have froze up and caused the chain to jump.I appreciated all replies t...
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2G1WF55K61
Finaly The system was really rich, i take off the two O2 sensor and the reading of the two sensors was about 450 mv. The source of the rich condition in the exaust was the purge valve leaking in the intake at all time. Thank to all of you, one of Ivan [...]...
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3EJ56HOS
hi gang! thanks for yours helps,without u guy outhrere I could not have make it done,espcially thank to BILL from South Carolina,He pointed to me the right direction and show me exact where the relay located,turn out there had a lilte square box right after ... Trouble codes: 42 (ASD relay votage).
2000 Chrysler Intrepid 2.7L timing chain VIN: 2C3HH56U1Y
Thanks to all who responded! Most responses confirmed our suspicion about oil pressure to the tensioner. Our local Chrysler dealer told us the same sad tale as many of the responses about clogged oil galleries related to poor maintenance. (This vehicle has onl...
1988 Dodge B250 5.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2B7HB21Z4K
Hi everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I guess my mind was not in the right place on this one. The problem ended up being one of the injectors turning off intermittently at idle. I was driving it one day and noticed that it would lose power while dri...
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L abs module VIN: 1B4HS28Y6X
Once again the good guys of I-ATN to the rescue! Kris, from the Volunteer State, hit the nail on the head. We suspected a possible bad module, and going by kris's experience, we took a chance & replaced the ABS module with a new unit, after replacement we sent...
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L abs/brake light on VIN: 1B4HS28Z5X
Rear wheel speed sensor. The tech replies were very helpful.
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L tcc VIN: 1B4GP44G0Y
Thanks for all the replies. Since the end result could turn out the same, they decided to try adding Lube Guard since it couldn't hurt. After adding and driving many miles the shudder is gone. At this time, they're going to see if it stays away and if it does ...
2001 Dodge Durango 4.7L all shifts VIN: 1B4HR28N21
Well, a thanks go's out to Chuck of Texas from a Ammaco trans shop. The transmission was indeed starting off from second gear. The trans controller was no good, the torque convertor was burned up. The driver of this vehicle was a young girl and said the vehicl...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, low rough idle
well guys i kinda cheated on this one. we did fix the customer shes happy. heres the deal there are three contours that come in the shop and they all seem to idle low and rough some more some less 1996 vintage. the ford fix dated feb.1998 pcm and maf upgrade w...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTJW35FXV
i wound up removing both valve covers and removing the injector wires one at a time. 3 injectors did not change the way the engine ran, so i replaced those 3 and the engine ran much better but had somewhat of a miss. this time it did not stall out and it did f...
1997 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L MIL Lamp on, trans complaints VIN: 1GKDT13W0V
First of all, thanks for the suggestions given. One member suggested to check the egr pintle position valve to see if it was sticking from excess carbon buildup, to address the egr code that stored. Another suggested that I try a different scanner to make sure... Trouble codes: P1406, P0122, P1122.
1996 Infiniti J30 3.0L Right side headlamps VIN: JNKAY21D6V
Thanksto all those who replied. The car's headlamp is functioning well. Customer had it's car and least for now. There are more electical problem in this car because the previous owner had install aftermarket alarm into the exsisting factory setup. ...
1989 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1J4FJ38L53
sent vehicle by-by. everone gave great suggestions and pretty much came up with nothing. lots of free time involve. someone had mentioned bad diagnosis when first came in. if this was a bad diagnosis i wish you can explain why we replaced the head due to so ma...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L electric windows and power door locks VIN: 1J4GZ58S3T
The vehicle left here with problem gone, no repair made. Most replies said to check harness between door and door jam (A-pillar) for wire breaks, as wires flex, can also be intermittent. Inspected wiring harness between door and A-pillar inside boot, no breaks...
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L Engine VIN: JT8UF11E1P
Ask and receive an answer. All replies indicated problem most likely a bad air control valve on power steering pump allowing fluid to go into intake manifold. We put a clear section of hose at the intake hose to the valve and started the engine and p/s fluid w...
1979 Mazda RX-7 GS 1.1L backfire VIN: SA22C-5496
The problem turns out to be a bad diverter valve. I was able to block off the air supply to the A.I.R. pump to eliminate the backfire. I have been unable, however, to locate a replacement unit. The customer wants to find one, so if anyone can supply a source, ...
2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Cuts out VIN: JM1BJ2228Y
I received 3 replies concerning the problem. One suggested a possible wiring problem below the master cylinder, one possibly the tps and one suggesting a possible ecm ground problem. After repeated checks with no sucess, the customer decided to return to the u...
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L ABS Module VIN: 1MEFM50U1X
A used ABS hydraulic module fixed the car. I was getting a good wheel sensor signal at the module.. It would work and the code would clear if the scanner showed the LR wheel speed.. It was suggested that there was a bad solder connection at the connector in th...
1989 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L ingition wont turn off VIN: JN1HTO1P1K
there was a wire that hot wired the cooling fan on all of the time with key on. When the fans were told to come on it kept the ign circuit hot. i removed the wire and everything works great now.
1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette GL 3.4L 1-2 Shift Solenoid VIN: 1GHDX03E3V
After all the shift solenoids and torque convertor solenoids were replaced, problem still existed. Much time wasted and testing later, one of the new solenoids was defective. The shift solenoid that is located at top of valvebody above the axle was the culprit...
1994 Plymouth Laser 1.8L Cuts out VIN: 4P3CF34B4R
found that converter was good at this time. found computer is problem, customer declined computer to be replaced. THANKS TO ALLWHO REPLYED YOU HELPED A LOT!! JOE
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G2WP52K4X
thanks to all that had helped, small o-ring on pcv valve was torn causing the vacuum in valve covers replaced o- ring and valve with kit from dealer and all was great
1995 Saab 900 S 2.3L Transmission VIN: YS3DDS5B65
Car is finished. We replaced the very worn bushings in the shifter linkage, this helped somewhat. Also removed a HO2 cable that was preventing the shifter from fulling engaging reverse. Car still is not 100%, but the client feels that he can live with it. I su...
2004 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L Sliding Door VIN: 5TDZA23C54
Thanks to all that replied, This would be extremely expensive to accomplish. Customer decided no. thanks all.
1990 Volkswagen Corrado G60 1.8L heater core VIN: WVWDB0503L
sorry for the late close. had a family prblem and was out of town. got the new heater core in and I was able to split the case in the car but had to loose the other half.and also was able to install all the clip that hold it together.even the ones on the back ...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L Low Power VIN: 9BWGP61J41
Wow, overwhelmed at the many suggestions as to the nature of this problem! I wanted to wait a week to follow up with the client, he is delighted with the car, runs great. Many responded with a suggestion about the air flow sensor. This was not the fault, w...
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