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1995 Acura Legend L 3.2L lifters VIN: JH4KA7667S
Hello, this car had the above previous work done and came out here barely running and very noisy, it sounded like lifters off, i pulled one valve cover and all lifters have between 60 to 80 thousands clearance, it is oiling very good at all lifters, i cant pul...
1997 Audi A4 1.8L Cruise control VIN: WAUCB88D5V
I own this 97 Audi A4 Quattro with 1.8 turbo engine that has had intermittent cruise control operation for over a year, but now it hardly ever works. I have the Ross Tech Vag Com software that has worked wonderfully for us, but I find no information on testing...
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L cylinder block VIN: 65DGGD6549
hello all, i have a 2.8l z3 that was severly overheated. in the past have always replaced the engine on these cars due to the fact that the aluminum block does not fair well being over heated. my problem is this, my customer has requested that we try to fix th...
2000 BMW M5 5.0L instrument cluster VIN: WBSDE9347Y
customer complained of interior lights dimming when brakes are applied with the headlights on. replaced the battery. checked alt/charging system and all is good. ran complete tests on all systems with modic and everything is ok. it is such an intermittant prob...
2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L steering VIN: 4USBT334X3
vechile came in for alignment, is in spec. but customer complains vechile wants to wander all the time, everybody says it is the nature of the vechile ,like to know is there any adjustment to help it out or not.
1988 Buick Electra Limited 3.8L cam ckt VIN: 1G4CW51G8J
Hi All, I have a this vehicle here that is giving me much concern. It has a code 41 which is the CAM sensor circuit. I measured the voltage between terminals A-B which was 5 volts and should be approx.8-11volts and B-C which was 11 volts of the CAM sensor conn...
1977 Cadillac Seville 5.7L rear air suspension VIN: 6S69R70494
The customer called and said the rear is completely down. Before I check into, does anyone have basic info on how the vacuum operated lift compressor operates? May simply be a line leak to rear but would like some advanced info before getting towed in. No prev...
1987 Chevrolet R10 Custom Deluxe 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCDR14H2H
vehicle stalling when put in gear or sometimes when put in gear
1991 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L pcm communication VIN: 1G1YY2389M
this car is giving me static, could use a little help as im not big into vettes and dont really understand the whole ccm thing but see that it acts just like a bcm. the problem is that the sys light comes on just as soon as you start the car, it goes into limp...
1993 Chevrolet Camaro Indianapolis 500 Pace Car 5.7L power steering VIN: 2G1FP22PXP
well after getting the engine started and all I found the P/S did not work (no assist) replaced the P/S pump with a A1 reman along with the A/C compressor because it was leaking. After filling the P/S back up and starting the vehicle the P/S pump was now wor...
1994 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GCCS19WOR
Neighbor's truck (I am recovering from open heart surgery) Sent to anther shop.They have replaced ign module,intake gaskets,distributor,rotor and cap,spider injector,spark plugs and wires,coil,knock sensor,ECM prom,idle valve and MAP sensor.Fach seemed to impr...
1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W5R
our problem is that the egr valve keeps getting wedged open with carbon. every time the customer takes the vehicle, it's back in a week with the same problem,and of course we drive it and it doesn't happen. does any one know why after cleaning the motor this p... Trouble codes: 32 (egr system problem)
1995 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 7.4L chassis VIN: 1GCHC39N6S
customer concern regarding grinding sound while moving. Truck is used for lawn care and loaded with water tank and pump. while driving customer complains of grinding noise when turning right and some times while driving straight. Noise stops when driving and g...
1997 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L system VIN: 3GNEC16R3V
doing this one for a co worker he replaced the comp. with reman no help than he replaced with a new delco each time ck. the orfice tube was ok . cleaned and flush blew whole system out . outside temp 99 . replaced cond. and dryer again . no help heter contol v...
1998 Chevrolet Express 2500 LS 5.7L abs VIN: 1GCGG25R1W
this vehicle came in with 4 abs codes 35,36,37 and the other being a ebcm fault. replaced abs valves and ebcm. only code to come back is 35 no rear speed signal. replaced vss sensor no luck checked all wiring seems ok at this time. on snap on scan tool rear sp...
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Right Sliding Door VIN: 1GNDX03E0W
Sliding door doesn't do anything - In diagnostics it beeps code 12 no problem. In mode 3 diagnostics it will not release latch or run motor. Passes all other diagnostics. Module just clicks when any switch is pushed. Has no voltage output to motor. We have tri...
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...
1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L convertor VIN: 2G1WW12M4X
torque convertor locks-up as soon as second gear engages, checked all engine data- ok, gear position switch, temp & press all look good, bucks violently in second. no debris in pan, fluid not burnt, suspect internal pressure leak, but removed pump, valve body,...
2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Security System VIN: 1GCCS1942Y
Hello Again Group, Vehicle was brought in from a used car dealer. Complain of no dome lights , blowing a 10 amp headlight fuse but a 25 amp was holding, no DRL and the Security Light on. Well when I got to it in a couple of days , the battery was dead , the Se...
2001 Chevrolet Tracker LT 2.5L Automatic Headlamps VIN: 2CNBJ63491
Well, this is an odd one. When the vehicle was towed in the battery was dead and the cause was determined to be the headlamps were staying on all of the time. Cutting to the bottom line, only unplugging the ambiant light sensor on the dash would turn the light...
1994 Dodge Ram 3500 8.0L Starting VIN: 1B7MC36WSR
Fuel pump not running, jump relay pump runs. No start. Add fuel, engine runs, no inj pulse. Hook up scanner, no data. Jumped auto shutdown relay engine ran for short time,scanner hooked up, display flashes on and off like a flasher unit. Next morning no data, ...
1995 Dodge Stratus 2.4L anti-theft system VIN: 1B3EJ46X4S
Does anyone know how to bypass the antitheft system on the car.It has activated and can't get it shutoff.It starts and stalls because it is losing Injector pulse.Headlights and horn are flashing on and off.Any information is greatly appreciated
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L MIL Lamp on, Loss of Power VIN: 1B7KF2362X
Customer complaint was that while driving the water in fuel lite and MIL lite came on, it lost power and the oil pressure dropped. He shut it off and when he restarted it the problem was gone and has not re-ocurred. The MIL lite was not on when he brought it ... Trouble codes: P1693 (Mnfg Cntrl CKT), P1689 (Mnf Cntrl Computer Output CKT), P0341 (Cam Position Range/Performance), P0237 (Turbo Boost Sensor A Ckt Low), P0236 (Turbo Boost Sensor A Ckt Range/performance)
1981 Ford LTD 5.0L Transmission VIN: 1FABP33F9B
Hey, I'm having a little trouble pinpointing this problem. While in 3rd or 4th gear and put a little pressure on it and it will start a consistant shudder. I rebuilt the trans and it had a grooved housing, but the direct clutch wasn't burned, only the foward c...
1986 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMDU15N4G
Hi guys, thanks in advance for the help. This is my truck, on quick acceleration it cuts out and then picks up. New tps-no change, tried 3 ecms - no change, ect was out of range-new-no change. Injector pulse width is at 4.2 at idle, and when hesitation occurs ...
1993 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Hydraulics ?? VIN: 2FTJW36M5P
Hey guys and gals. Have a problem and don't quite know where to go from here. This customer is a good friend of mine and was away from my area, he blew his clutch slave cylinder and went to a transmission shop that was close by. They replaced both his clutch m...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L srs system VIN: 1FTEF15H0R
truck came in for cruise control inop / found srs light flashing code 32 / checked cruise system / found switch bad by alldata chart / cruise still inop / i think i have a bad ground or connection in steering column / have worked on explorer with bad connect a...
1994 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L Hesitation VIN: 1FDEE14H2R
This van came to us from a transmission shop that rebuilt the trans. and then tried to repair what feels like a misfire which it had before the trans. rebuild. They replaced cap, rotor, wires, plugs, coil, module and fuel filter. We test drove and felt the "mi...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FMFU18L9V
Vehicle has a hard 1-2 shift under light throttle. No codes but the computer shows an intermittent failure of the MAF on 9 occasions. The fluid is clean but has been changed recently.
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U8V
This nightmare came in several monthes ago dead the fuse for the coil blown and codes for the coil primary circuits malfunction. The Coil was shorted on the primary side.It took a Coil pack and a computer to get it going. The car was fine for 2000 miles and it... Trouble codes: P0351, P0352
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTRX18WX1
This vehicle exhibits drivability symptoms surge and hesitation at about 2000 rpms. Cylinder head temp sensor pid is 392 hot or cold tested with vantage readings sugested it should be reading about 140 cold I did double check these are not celceius readings ha...
1995 Geo Metro 1.0L oil consumption VIN: 2C1MR2262S
Hi guys and gals - this metro came in for a burnt valve, which we repaired with new guides and exhaust valves, seals, etc. Ran excellant when done and turned over to customer. Several days later she complained that it was burning oil excessively and left it wi...
1965 GMC 910 5.8L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 0C91534807
not orginial engine, customer does not know what engine came out of. timing came in set at 30 degrees. is using to much gas. does any body know what the best timing would be at what rpm and degree?? thanks
1985 Honda Civic CRX 1.5L throttle? VIN: JHMAF3320F
This lady has had this happen to her twice since she has owned the car. When cold the engine will seem to be running a little faster than normal but not excessively fast. (I'm guessing by her description maybe around 2,000 rpms). She then put the car in revers...
1985 Honda Accord 1.8L timing marks
Hello fello techs. This one i thought would be pretty obvious, but have some vague thoughts on whats going on. The car wont start when customer went out to use it. It cranks just fine. Compressions is good, spark and fuel deliver are good too. When it tries to...
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L hydraulics VIN: 4S2CM58WXW
feels like clutch engages disengages, going up hills, give it gas and no response rpms go up and vehicle speed goes up slowly, then like a turbo kicks in grabs and goes, has misfire random most of time and a few times cylinder #3 (see repair history), I'm thin...
1956 Jaguar XK140 3.4L engine VIN: NH00952700
This 1957 Jag XK140 Roadster is in excellent condition. The vehicle came in with an overheating condition. We pressurized the cooling system and found a loose radiator hose and a leaking freeze plug. After correcting the problem the car was tested again and th...
1996 Jaguar XJS 2+2 4.0L in car temp VIN: SAJNX2749T
Vehicle came in with locked-up smoked compressor. Replaced with new comp-drier-condenser-expan valve and evacuated system. recharged to find low output--not cold. Walked around to heater valve and noticed it open. Switched to MANUAL operation on the control he...
1991 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L ABS Pump Module VIN: 1J4FJ78S8M
The ABS pump / motor assembly gets powered up and starts to pump every 20 seconds or so. We have tested the low pressure switch and it appears ok. We believe that the pump is loosing pressure, but because of the high pressures within the system we do not have ...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: SALJY12XWA
hi,group car tow in start but,no power, idle unstable,stalls,hesitation,check data stream with obd generic scanner ,coolant -40,iat -40 ,tps 10uel inj0%,maf 50 grams,so i went and replace engine computer,send it to land rover specialist to get it coded,starts ...
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L power steering VIN: JT8UF113NO
we have a lexus giving us a problem in the steering area , it came in for a leaking steering pump .replaced the pump ,worked fine for about 20 miles then it got hard to steer at idle. in the process of finding the cure we were on the tech forum for older fixes...
1996 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF12G6T
Have not been able to come up with much on this one car was in with a P0402 excessive egr detected. cleared codes and sent customer out. code reset in a few days. no running problems have been noticed customer says light comes on shortly after starting engine ... Trouble codes: P0402 (Excessive EGR detected)
1994 Lincoln Continental 3.8L MIL Lamp on
car runs fine came in with code 327 dpfe low flow to egr , replaced dpfe sensor and code went away. now have 212 code loss of tach signal to spout, unplugged spout connector and it appears to be working fine and will set a spout code when unplugged. this car a... Trouble codes: 212 (tach signal loss to spout)
1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L tcc switch VIN: 1LNHM97V6X
after you drive this car for 25-30 miles..it 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 B2600 2.6L no power VIN: JM2UF4122H
Hi everyone. Customer brought this truck in complaining about no power after he did a head gasket and replaced the head with a reman, test drove and verified concern, it idles ok but just has no power driving down the road, its not missing or anything just fee...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L Unknown
Origanally posted this in the transmission forum but was arhived by the next morning. Customer comes in with a handfull of bent up springs after changing his filter.He was attempting to cure a leak that he thought was the pan gasket. The spring bits where from...
1980 Other European Corniche 412CID heater blower
Hello all Rolls-Royce experts, I have a Corniche here with an intermittent blower fan operation. Sometimes it will work (usually cold), then stop, but lately they just won't work at all. This car was inherited by the customer, and there is no service history w...
1994 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WJ52MXR
While driving car it will intermittantly cutout not allways stalling, just like the motor will immediatly go from 2000 rpm to 100 and then come back. seems that it usually will happen more on a cold engine yet we have also had it happen warm. we have many test... Trouble codes: 28 (Transmission Pressure switch circuit), 13 (HO2S Error)
1997 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G2FS22K2V
customer brought car to us with check engine light on and found dtc po420 catalyst efficiency low bank 1 looked at all parameters and look good cleared the code and let customer drive the car a few weeks later the car came back with light on again same dtc so ... Trouble codes: P0420
1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L turn signals VIN: YS3DD55B7V
Car came in for some service work. Customer stated that the backup lights were inop. I found power going to the four pole connector near the antenna in back, but not to the lamps. Ran a new wire from that four pole to the lamp sockets and the backup lights wor...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L sid VIN: YS3EF48E9X
I need to know how to reset the 'TIME FOR SERVICE' message on the Saab Information Display (SID). My mitchell manual says hold the clear button for 8 seconds, but this doesn't work. Anyone else know how to do this without the factory scan tool. We do have a sn...
1999 Saturn SL2 1.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZJ5270X
Hello Everyone: I truly hope that one of my techs has helped someone in the past with a truly baffling problem!! Because, this Saturn is going to send me to Mars, Venus, and back!!! Like an idiot, I took on a SIMPLE engine swap from a local used car dealer o... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random cylinder misfire), P0302 (Cylinder misfire 2), P0303 (Cylinder misfire 3)
2000 Saturn LS1 2.2L water pump VIN: 1G8JU52F1Y
The noise is very obvious off idle. Listened with stethescope and was certain the noise was in the new pump. The new castings are slightly different, but Saturn parts assured me that that is not the problem. Also, the new pump has a metal impeller. The origina...
1991 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L No Start VIN: 4T1SV21E0M
hello everyone, believe i have a faulty ecu however i thought i would run it by the best toyota techs first. the vehicle came into shop as no start. has no spark and only has injector pulse 1 or 2 times at initial cranking. pulled a code 14 for igt circuit f... Trouble codes: 14 (ignition signal circuit fault)
1995 Toyota T100 3.4L noise VIN: JT4VD22E7S
T100 has a heat shield type noise happens under heavy loads after engine is fully warmed up. Cannot make it happen in shop and haven’t been able to identify where it’s coming from. Suspect exhaust crossover pipe in rear of engine. Anyone ran into this and solv...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA63B2X
Please help guys. I have a customer's sons car from out of town. I dont usually work on german cars. this passat has a dead ignition on cyl one. we have swaped plugs and coils and #1 is still dead. we have good injector pulse and good fuel pressure. this is a ... Trouble codes: P0301
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA23B9Y
Some help please from the Volkswagon literate. This car came in last week with p1136 & p0441. At that time it also had a stumble,die, & temporary crank, non-start occurance that the customer described to us, but we could not duplicate. It started & ran great f... Trouble codes: P1136 (Bank 1 mixture adaptation add. system too lean), P0441 (Tank ventilation system throughput faulty)
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1TS94D3Y
Intermittently engine will crank without starting. While engine is cranking, Driver's information displays message "STC service required" No fault codes are stored in the ECM but there is always a code 0093 stored in the ABS module. This codes is set when the ... Trouble codes: 0093 (ABS Control module communication)

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1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L battery light VIN: 1G4HP52L2R
Thanks for all the help. The alternator was new. So i went straight to the pcm. After removing the board from the case, I found that I could make the battery light go out by flexing it. After replacing the pcm all was well. Thanks again.
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Theft System VIN: 1G6KD54Y0V
This Cadillac is fixed...some of the help received was right on...dissasembled the steering column and made sure the key cyl 2 white wires were O.K. gave 2 white wire loom wiggle test to make sure there was not a break in harness, Then as one tech suggested I ...
1969 Chevrolet camaro 357CID Mechanical
Well we have now run the engine long enough to break in the cam and the engine runs well. We didn't find any vacuum leaks on the manifold we checked the valve lash which was OK and adjusted the carburetor, also dialed in the total timing to 36* at 3000rpm. A l...
1994 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 6.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1GCHK33F2R
This one is still pending, the customer informed us now that the engine is not original and maybe it requires different heads. We checed the feul pump and it works OK. will let you know if we find anything else.
2000 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L pcm VIN: 2G1WH55K1Y
Thanks to all 8 people who were kind enough to take time to help with my problem.The fix for the no compressor opperation was a new BCM.the problem I had was SI doc.was incorrect in one of its desciption of opperations, where it stated 12v signal was sent to t...
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L compressor belt VIN: 3GNEC16T1Y
I finally fixed this one thanks to several responses, but one in particular hit the nail on the head. Thanks John [...] for your very detailed description of problem. The compressor was the problem all along. I was unsure at first based on pressure readings a...
2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L system VIN: 1GCCS14W91
thanks for the help.what we ended up doing was taking the truck to the chevrolet dealer.They told us that it is the abs motor unit leaking internally.the dealer also said that there isn't a way to test for this problem,just plain experience is how they know.th...
1997 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L cooling fans VIN: 1C4GP64L8V
Thanks to all 33 that replied to this request.Everyone that replied hit it right on the head.I do believe that this was the first time that I had seen ALL the replies say pretty much the exact same thing. I replaced the module..also added some dielectric greas...
1999 Chrysler LHS 3.5L vaccum leak,sound VIN: 2C3HC56G9X
Wow! I had 18 replies on this problem. One reply was a water pump transferring noise through the heater pipes through the AC ducts. This was not my problem. Another was a vaccuum resevoir for the cruise control leaking. This was not my problem. Another from a ...
1993 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Engine VIN: 2FTJW36MXP
Thank you to all who replied. I think all the replies could be correct. I am certain about the smoke being oil smoke though due to the quantity of oil it's using. I have yet to determine what is causing the oil consumption (1qt per 25 to 30 miles) but I have d...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDKE37G0S
I never did recieve any help on this one. What we did find was after hooking up motis and monitouring the ing system we found int the van would loose input to the ECM from the module We then replaced both stator and module. What made this one dificult was t wo... Trouble codes: 332 (EGR Valve Not opening.).
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Cuts out VIN: 1FTEF15Y9T
I appreciate all the replies. The wire coming out of the computer for MAF was rubbing and wire was replaced. Not only that but MAF was a little dirty and that was cleaned. Sometimes it is the little things that'll stump ya. Thanks again.
1996 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.5L engine oil pressure VIN: 1FDLF47G6T
Many thanks to all who replied !!! Most of the replies started where we did, in the oil pan. We checked the oil pick-up for looseness or clogged screen. Checked the oil pump for excessive wear and oil pressure relief valve operation. Also the oil pump drive fo...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA514XT
alright guys took all advise on this fisrt i got my multivac out and check vacumn to imrc the one infront of intake did nt close at all the one in rear had same problem replaced both and solved problem p1538 and p1537 i also went one step further and cleaned t... Trouble codes: P1537 (imrc), P1538 (imrc).
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L spark plug VIN: 1FMRU18W0W
I want to thank everybody for their help. I ended up soaking it with pb blaster some more,got an old 5/8 socket grinded the edges around so it cut,put a extension on it and tap on it and threw down the cyl. up and down,started to break it up enough to use a5/8...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L fUnknown VIN: 1FTNW21F6Y
I felt that the problem was related to wheel speed. I looked at the spindle bearings and they indeed look bad on one side. I replaced both spindle bearings, 1 shaft & the 2 large seals on the shafts. I also replaced the auto locking hubs. I am thinking one or ...
1991 GMC S15 Jimmy SLE 4.3L temp. gauge VIN: 1GKDT13Z1M
Thanks to every one,after market sensor's were not calabrated right.Installed gm sensor and fixed.
1996 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L tcc solenoid VIN: 1GKCS13WXT
I would like to thanks the technicians that offered me assistance. it was a weird one. ok first to the technicians that told me about the tsb. thank you I did this first which changed my amperage to my pc solenoid to the point where I could feel the trans goin...
1990 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Radio Antenna VIN: 1HGED3543L
Special thanks to Todd (from Washington). He suggested that I use “bailing wire.” This was thinner and not as flexible as the (1/8” diameter stranded) cable I was using. The bailing wire did the trick! It was SO EASY to snake it through the pillar! Then, I jus...
1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB7657N
Vehicle was not starting after sitting in hot weather. Several posters recommended replace the main power relay as it was heating up and breaking down under the dash. Leaving the front doors open awhile seemed to help so posters determined the cause that way. ...
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6651X
hey guys, first off i would like to thank all of the people that replied. this one was realy a tough one it seems that the only way to fix a problem like this quickly is to have acess to the honda factory scanner. after several wasted hours of checking and... Trouble codes: P1457.
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L ?? transfer case VIN: 1J4GZ78Y3V
Thanks to all who responded. In short the transfer case does pull with all 4 wheels off the ground. Towing these vehicles on a tow dolly is a NO-NO!!! as all 4 wheel MUST be able to turn together. Putting the transfer case in neutral only isolates the wheels f...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited 5.9L Mechanical VIN: 1J4GZ88225
Well Thanks all that replied to this problem.A special thanks to Michael [...].We took there advice and first checked for dirt and debris little to nothing there we checked for radiator interferance and that was no help either...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cooling fan VIN: 1J4GW58S1X
Hello everyone: This is a fix. All of the replies were good info and right on the subject. The problem was the fan module/relay. The location is rihgt side under headlight/battery tray. To access the relay, remove bumper facia, grille, and reinforcer/headlight...
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L abs VIN: 1LNFM97V7W
Well, after all the electrical checks had been done, it came down to a mechanical problem. Taking advice from Jeffery from Ohio, I decided to remove all the wheels and speed sensors. During a heavy cleaning of the sensors and tone rings I discovered that the r...
1994 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1N4EB31P3R
We determined that the fuel injectors were the cause of the rich condition, the customer declined this repair. I recieved some other usefull info from the replies and other sources, the bigest thing i learned is the MAF ground circuit develops some resistance ...
1995 Nissan Quest XE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1234567W9S
Hello everyone, thanks for the replies, this one is different than I have seen or maybe there is something a little off on this one. The first thing I fixed on this was the little hose and cleaned out the back psi tube. The computer never turned off the solnoi... Trouble codes: 32 (no egr operation).
2000 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 3.4L Unknown VIN: 1G3NF52E0Y
I replaced the 2 front wheel bearings and the noise went away. I would like to thank all the people who took their time to reply. A big thanks to Todd at the GM dealer who I spoke to on the phone. We fixed a vehicle for our #1 car lot customer. Couldn't have d...
1999 Opel Vectra 1600CC abs VIN: WV137-JF19
Thank you for your replies, It looks like Opel (part of GM) have found a way to earn good money selling new ABS Units, the two system relays are soldered in the actual unit and cannot be bought separate. Gave the customer the option to fit an external rela...
1993 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.3L Cuts out VIN: 1G2NE54NBP
Thanks for everyones help. The MAF sensor was extremely dirty, cleaning it did the trick. The timing issue was a false reading. Customer is happy and so am I. Thanks again. Steve [...]
1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G2HX52KXT
Thanks for all the help.I have never seen a fuel pump act like this,but there is first time for every thing.fuel pressure would drop but come right back.replace pump and all is fine. thanks again,gary [...]
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NE52E2X
thanks for all the replies. they all helped especially the info concerning the wiring colors etc. the problem turned out to be melted wiring and consequently open wires from the junction connector near the alternater to the pcm my tipoff was the recently repla...
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L ps pump VIN: 1G2WP52K02
thanks for the replies.cannot confirm cause of damage to pump.a couple guys mentioned the customer held steering at full lock for a long period of time.
1998 Subaru Forester S 2.5L Electronic VIN: JF1SF6558W
Unfortunately I only recieved one reply suggesting checking transmission control module. The customer just purchased this vehicle from a used car lot. Looks like he bought someone elses problem. The concern is too intermittant to pinpoint so I have no fix. Tha...
1991 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L Hesitation VIN: JT3AC11R7M
After checked all ecm wires, tried tps, maf, cleaned ground, checking secondary ignition system, timing, I decided to return to base testing... Problem appear with water in tank??? Retest fuel system. Decided to take another fuel pump with another fuel tank an...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRF81H0W
Well, this oil burner is on the road again. The 'cold start injector' (a misnomer) also called the 'N-108 valve' was the culprit. It looks like a basic throttle body type injector that resides in the bottom of the injector pump, but somehow regulates the amoun... Trouble codes: P1252.
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SW61R72
All volvo tech's in the Ohio valley are aghast that I could have so completely miss diagnosed this vehicle. Thanks to the iatn, I may have embarrassed myself on national and international levels on this point- Removing the oil cap made the noise go away. The... Trouble codes: 150A, 250A.
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