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1998 BMW 328is 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABG1326W
Car idles rough when hot and engine shakes a little. O2 sensor for cylinders 4, 5, and 6 shows .8 volts and goes down to .3 volts. Moves very little. After 5 minutes or so (after codes clearing) Codes are set 203, 228, 241, 242, 243. Any ideas and help ? Pleas... Trouble codes: 203 (o2 bank 2 count limit), 228 (mixture deviation bank 2), 241 (misfire cyl 4), 242 (misfire cyl 5), 243 (misfire cyl 6)
1999 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L o/d shift VIN: 4USCH9337X
This BMW will not always upshift after semi-hard acceleration, like passing. If it comes down 2 gears that is where it stays, switching to manual, and moving the gear stick to third then d will put it back into top gear and lock the convertor. No codes are set...
1990 Buick Century Custom 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4AH54NL6
Customer complaint of "service eng. soon" light on, with intermittent stall and sometimes would start, sometimes wouldnt. Talking w/customer to try and troubleshoot some, found out speedo would drop off sometimes,too. Checked over, found ok plugs, clean air an...
1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Blower Motor VIN: 1GYHR5269R
I removed the add on switch and wires(which had burned out at switch terminals) and traced ircuit to where add on had been spliced in. I found that at the fuse and relay box behind right kick panel wire had been cut out of box and a wire was run to add on swit...
1995 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L injector pulse VIN: 1G4HR52L6S
the vehicle will start and die intermitantly. Losing injector pulse, setting the two codes above. Will only die sometimes and we replaced the anti-theft module thinking it would fix it, but the problem still exists. 5V to module okay, frequency reading eratic ...
1998 Buick Regal 25th Anniversary Edition 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G4WF5215W
Fuel pump will energize for 2 seconds and vehicle will start,after about 2 seconds power will be lost to the fuel pump and it will stall. The fuel pressure will come right back up to about 60lbs. I tried a cranksensor, ignition module and ecm.Still does it.Any...
1990 Cadillac Eldorado 4.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G6EL1333L
customer called shop and said his cad was making wierd noises and wouldnt go so we towed to shop and the engine runs likes the timing is retarded or maybe a plugged exhaust so i took the cat converter off and the car still runs the same ,i checked timing it wa...
1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L compressor VIN: 1G6KD52B4S
The ac controller is seeing something that is keeping it from asking for the compressor to come on. I am not finding anything. My next step is to replace the ac contol head but that is part of the whole dash.
1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L long crank time VIN: 1G6KY549XX
Please help!! This cadillac comes to us from Canada. It has an intermittant long crank time, and I know what you are all thinking - fuel pressure regulator - but here is the problem with that. When this vehicle acts up (which is about every 20 starts) there is...
1994 Chevrolet G20 Sportvan 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBEG25K7R
Vehicle has very long cranking times.Replaced relay, oil pressure switch and PCM, still get an immediate code 54.I have ohmed out the Drk. Green wire from the PCM to the relay and the wire checks out good. As I understand,there is supposed to be a 2 second 12 ... Trouble codes: 54 (Cicuit fault Fuel Pump relay)
1995 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L starting VIN: 1G1JC1247S
Originaly repaired a/c for cust. then starter(bad soleniod). then dome as per tsb in alldata. cust very happy. Now, car dies when A/C turned off, and will start but die untill A/C turned back ON. A/C on, car starts and runs fine. Very strange, but i'm aware of...
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L lo beams and high beams VIN: 1GNEK13R3V
I have a 1997 chevy tahoe in with inop headlamps (lo beams and high beams) A month ago we replaced the headlamp switch and it fixed the problem. Now its back. Thea head ligths will work when just the daytime running lights are on, when you turn the switch to r...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Transfer Case VIN: 1GNDT13W8W
Hello, We have a customer that is complaining that this Blazer will intermittenly put itself into 4WD and it is hard to get it out when it happens. I have checked for TSB's in Mitchell and checked the archives in ITAN there are several old posts for this pro...
1998 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.2L No Start VIN: 1HY4O4I4U4
just towed in from another shop. no start with back fire I found a plug blown out of the intake in the left front corner of the intake. while trying to check ignition timing which apears to be about 90 degrees out (old finger over spark plug hole and looking f...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C4GP44331
Hello! The o2 sensor in this van stays at .49 volts pretty much all the time. I put a new o2 sensor in and still have the same readings, sets the code for upstream o2 stays center. I also changed the plugs because they were black, the new ones are already bla... Trouble codes: P0134 (1/1 o2 stays center)
2002 Chrysler 300M 3.5L blend air motor VIN: 18W34HXZ37
hi all well after some time i have one that has stumped me and i could use some insite the vehicle blows cold air the stops and records a blend air feedbac error i have replaced the motor and made sure the door moves easy i have recalibrated the system using t...
1993 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B4GH44RXP
van has no spark,check w/mastertech code11,check for crank and cam signal,scanner says cam only.I have 8 volts to sensor,tried new sensor still no spark.Check grounds and power at pcm,all seem good,looked for broken wires,pinched wires none found.Any help woul... Trouble codes: 11 (no crank since battery disconnect)
1994 Dodge Dakota 5.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B7GG23Y3R
Customer brought truck in with complaint of dying out while driving after vehicle was hot. Test drove vehicle, while driving vehicle would just shut off. Would not restart right away, let it sit a couple minutes and then it would start up again and you could d...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L tcc VIN: 1B4GP54C3T
this vans tcc is defently stuck on, I think... is just like a manual with the clutch engaged. but how and why I don't know. my resourses are limited to all data and I am not a transmission shop. The van came in two days ago ata the end of the day. I looked at ...
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L abs module VIN: 1G4HS28N1Y
we got this vehicle from another shop and they replaced the cab module . they brought it to us for programming because we have a drb 3 we originally had a code 83 and 82 and we were able to program the pinion factor and tire size but keep getting a code for to...
1993 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FACP4IM9P
hvae this car, came in as no start found defective crank sensor, have previously installed one about 5 months ago that failed, now car starts, car then started to randomly back fire ,stall and pop into intake, not consistantly but enough to leave me straned on... Trouble codes: 224 (refer to 8a)
1996 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP45X6T
posting for another tech in shop. fuel trim long term for bank 1 is at -18% clened injectors went to -8% drove car about 30 miles went back to -15%. fuel pressure map sensor baro sensor mass airflow all look good plugs were replaced about 50,000 miles ago. A u... Trouble codes: P0172
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L ft.4x4 will not engauge but all indiactor lights w VIN: 1FMFU18L2V
ft. axel will not engauge
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDSS34F3W
hello ford power stroke tehc's this van is a ambulance, the problem is it surges at idle from aprox. 600 rpm to 850 rpm. the problem is very constant and predictable. the drivers complain that when sitting at a light when it jumps to its faster idle the van w... Trouble codes: P1211 (icp pres. above/below desired psi.), P1284 (icp fault - aborts koer test)
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L ABS, Red Brake lamp VIN: 1FAFP56S1Y
This vehicle has had an ongoing concern with the brakes. It originally came in with a RED Brake lamp lit intermittently and the brakes felt a little stiff and went further to the floor than the customer was accustomed to(pedal felt fine to 2 techs). The rear d...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L paint VIN: 1FTSW31P84
I am looking for some advice from paint professionals. I recently purchased this truck and it is black clearcoat in color. After washing it twice now there appears to be what looks like oxidation in several places. Looks like a white film under the right light...
2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L evap VIN: JHMCB66861
hi all got this customer who has complained about a humming or buzzing noise from the rear of the vehicle around the fuel tank. the noise only happens for about 2-3 seconds after pulling in to the garage after a long drive home from work. (aprox 25 miles) nois...
2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG8YU06
Can't seem to nail this code P1128 down. This car has a midrange bog and general lack of power until it's fully warmed up then everything AOK. The above work has been done and the MAF sensor was removed and cleaned thoroughly without any change. Evap system ap... Trouble codes: P1128 (long term fuel trim lean)
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKCA31AXY
Car originally came in with the MIL light on. It had a cam sensor code. We had one of the coils (car has coil on plug ignition) disconnected, and the test light blade shorted across the terminals of the connector. A small arc jumped, and scanner communication ...
1999 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L No Start VIN: JACDU58XOX
this is more of an information bulletin to everyone then help. just don't want you to suffer the way inwhich i did... the vehicle came in on the hook as a no start. i have a nice clean spark, no injector pulse, and no fuel pressure. no current on one of the t...
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...
1994 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Cooling system VIN: 1J4FJ68S4R
Hi Guys. This 4.0L Jeep is driving us nuts. We have had hard to bleed out Jeeps in the past but this one is more than that. * We replaced the Cyl head due to overheating damage that was caused by a burst upper hose. The customer has stated that the Jeep has...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L front end? VIN: 1J4GZ78Y9T
This Jeep when traveling down the road at speeds above 55mph will shake violently as if the tire were about to come loose after it hits rough road (or bumps). We have checked all the front end parts (ie. ball joints are tight, no play in tie rods), and have ev...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L locking diff. VIN: 1J4GW58N41
vehicle has a 247 transfer case and 3.73 hydro locking rears on tight turns either left or right i am getting a groan ( sounds like a clutch groan ) out of the rear differential. the unit looks to be in good shape has anyone had this complaint or know the fix....
2001 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.6L rear axle VIN: SALPL16421
This Landrover makes one pop noise while turning tight in reverse and one pop noise when moving forward. The condition is consistant. the noise in reverse is strongest at the left rear wheel area & in drive at the right rear wheel area. I've inspected the susp...
1988 Mazda 626 DX 2.2L Stall, MIL Lamp on, CUTS OFF AT 1400RPM VIN: JM1GD2221J
Hope everyone is doing fine. This 626 was brought in and the customer said that the engine was stalling whenever you were coming to a stop and applied the brakes. We found that the engine would start fine cold but after it heated up and it was no longer at "fa... Trouble codes: 17 (solenoid valve-idle speed control unit isc)
1985 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Excessive Emissions
All of the after market emission eguipment has been disconnected and the box controlling the frequency valve was removed. I cannot remember the name of, or how to locate the company that made the boxes. Did a lot of them in the early 80's. Last one i did was o...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L compressor VIN: WDBHA22A4R
greetings to all .I have this mercedes that the ac compressor will not engage .Another shop has changed the control head in the car.I was looking in my ac books for an electrcal diagram but the mitchell book does not have one.The tests that i have made are to ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L asr/bas VIN: WDBJF65F1W
ASR/BAS malfunction light on when car in gear. Found codes c1025 can bus error, Trac c1010 battery too low.
1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L compressor VIN: WDBHA29G9W
Greetings Basicly with this c280 the ec light will not go out when the button is pushed; the compressor will not engage even in defrost mode There appears to be enough refrigerent pressure to activate the system. Thanks in advance for your ideas Best Regar...
1999 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L brake pedal VIN: WDBGA43G1X
customer complains about brake pedal going almost to the floor. initial inspection is that all pads and rotors look fine. brakes passed our brake skid tester, saying all 4 were grabbing adequately. we flused and blled the brakes at the wheels and again at the ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Unknown VIN: WDBKK49F81
We have a weird problem with an 01 SLK 230. The car has about 15K on it and the owner reports that the brakes have "failed" on 3 seperate occasions. The last time, he ran into his garage. He has told us that he does not want the car back until we have fixed ...
1997 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DV1118V
attention nissan and half breed wercury techs. have this mercury villager that is not cooperating - mil light on and codes p0400 stored and p0325 pending - checked egr valve with vacuum pump - held vacuum as well as drop in idle - assumed valve and associated ... Trouble codes: P0400, P0325
1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L shift VIN: JA3XD64B6M
I'll make it brief, the trans will not shift, but if you turn on the automatic temp system (with a/c) the trans shifts normally. Turn it off, even while driving down the road, and it goes into limp in. I hope someone has delt with this, we don't see a large nu...
1996 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1G173R4L6W
this car will run fine after the initial takeoff.but its when you come to astop and go to give it gas is when youll experience a sudden jerk.it almost feels like first gear is slipping.i thought it might be the trans but im coming up blank.all the other gears ...
1971 Other European Scimitar 3.0L engine VIN: 4519540000
Looking for a source of stock engine parts to rebuild this engine. 1971 3.0L V6 engine built by Ford Essex (England). All my usual suppliers have no listing. GOOGLE turned up a bunch of clubs and performance part suppliers located in the UK. Hoping to find a s...
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)
1993 Saab 9000 CS Turbo 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YS3CL68M3P
I have a problem with the TCS(throttle control system) on this 1993 9000 Aero. Intermittently, while idling or driving, the TCS light comes on and the car goes into failure mode. I have checked actual values and dont see anything out of spec. I have check faul...
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Instaments/ Computers VIN: YS3ED48E21
Hello! Saab Techs, I have a 9-5 sedan that came in as a no start intermittently with a complaint that when it dont start the radio & power seats also fail to work. I went to pull it into my bay and it wouldnt start. The radio didnt work or the seats. I pushed ...
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)
1999 Saturn SL2 1.9L 3 4 shift.& TCC VIN: 1G8ZK5271X
I am a German car tech, this is my moms car so please be patient.It had extremely hard engagement of reverse.It also has code P0741 TCC stuck off. It feels like its leaving 3rd applied at the time it applies 4 th. No lock up can be felt. My Mastertech does not...
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Coolant Overflow VIN: 4S3BC6856V
Belt timing OK on right bank possibly one half to one tooth retaded on left exhaust cam. No codes stored. Removed exhaust after pressurizing system over weekend. No signs of coolant in exhaust or spark plugs. Can idle in shop for hours no problem. Overflow of ...
1991 Toyota Supra Turbo 3.0L front calipers VIN: JT2MA71N0M
the right front caliper is failing to release when brake pedal is released and causing the right front brake to drag. i have replaced the calipers and the brakes hoses and the problem still remains. however i have discovered that when i crack the line going in...
1993 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 4T1VK13E2P
hello This car came to us with no codes in system. Scanner is able to retrieve codes but will not show any datastream. Do not understand why. This car will not accelerate properly until it runs for about 3 or 4 minutes- then runs great. Feels like there is not...
1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Surge VIN: JT3GP10V8V
at idle and up to 2700 (roughly) all is fine above that rpm engine bucks and surges. ignition scope shows dwell change. crank sensor at idle is about 5 volts looks good with identifier notch, at misfire rpm peak to peak voltage is 12.6 and still looks picture ... Trouble codes: P0300
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21C6X
car was towed in for a dead battery after charging battery the car won't start it has a code 1543. I have only a generic scan tool & don't have much info. sometimes u can get the car to start but it runs poor and if you give it throtle it dies. I seam to remem... Trouble codes: 1543 (tvcm)
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L oil warning light VIN: 3VWSE29M4Y
Oil pressure warning indicator comes on while driving. Never comes on at idle, only when driving. We replaced the oil pressure switch near oil filter housing. We measured oil pressure, 30 at idle and 60 at 2000 rpm. Are we over looking something? Warning indic...

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1995 Buick Skylark Custom 2.3L Timing Chain VIN: 1G4NV15D35
I want to thank everyone who asnwered my message. I ended up relacing the tensioner and chain. I started it up and it was quiet even before oil pressure built up (I changed oil also). The thing that concerned me and lead me to ask for help was the fact that ...
1988 Chevrolet S10 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GCCT14R5J
sorry for taking so long to get back. i double checked all grounds and also cleaned them up, but all were tight and looked good. alot of people said to pay attention to the injectors, i found that on was intermittenly being shorted out. changed injector and al...
1998 Chevrolet Metro LSi 1.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2C1MR5229W
Hi all. This metro is running fine. After doing all of my scope testing and checking connections at the computer I started the car up and it was fine. We just talked to customer today and the car is perfect. Not really sure what happened but we were leaning to...
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Right Sliding Door VIN: 1GNDX03E0W
We had two replies but nothing to help. we just sat down with wiring diagram and tried to trace every input. It turns out that the FORD dealer who installed the new jam contacts had all the wires turned around, and he swears it worked for awhile after - don't ...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13WGY
Thanks to all, Air pump was problem.New fuse and relay along with air pump. Thanks for your help. Joe Trouble codes: P0410, P0463.
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L compressor? VIN: 1C3EJS6H7S
Sorry it so loong, the fix ended with an A/C overhaul, new compressor, h-block and reciever drier. Also a thorough flush and vacuum. Thanks for all who replied.
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L No Start VIN: 3B7HC13Y2T
Thanks for all the replies on this problem. the truck is still a no start but I feel that the pcm that we installed is defective we are currently wanting on a replacement.
1998 Dodge Durango 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HS28YXW
Sorry to take so long to post a fix, we just barely got the customer back in. Replies varied from plugged injectors to cavitation from the fuel pump to a blown lower intake gasket. This is a case of knowing the answer and not realizing it, DUH! We checked comp... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0201 (injector 1 ckt), P0203 (injector 3 ckt), P0205 (injector 5 ckt), P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire), P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire).
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF25HXL
sorry but this one is on hold for now. it hasn't acted up for over a week until today. fuel pressure was 35 psi while koeo and while cranking. then we cycled the ignition and the problem disappeared...so this pos is gonna have to wait for a while. we already c...
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L compressor VIN: 1FMDU34X7P
Well, when I removed the oriface it was completely plugged with black death and what looked like, rubber pieces. So we replaced the compressor and oriface and all the rubber hoses. I then flushed out the remaining compenents and let it sit overnight to dry up ...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L srs system VIN: 1FTEF15H0R
clockspring fixed the code 32 / the cruise servo motor was rusty and stuck / freed it up and lubed because cust didnt want to spend 300.00 for new servo thanks for the help jim
1994 Ford Aspire 1.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire
Hey all. Most responses pointed towards the MAP system, but i cannot find any of the problems suggested, i checked cam timing, it was perfect, i think i will send this to a Ford dealer because none of the local shops has a scanner that will hook up to this sys...
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDLF47F7V
hello all, sorry for the late fix, but customer had to have the vehicle then they brought it back. in the meantime i talked with the navistar engineers and they steered me in the directoin of bad fuel. they said the rough idle but smoother operation at highe... Trouble codes: P0269, P0275.
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE1425X
Thanks to all who responded, almost everyone said the problem is in the dpfe sensor. One post even said that the ford engineers know of this problem but cant explain why it occurs I replaced the dpfe sensor with a new plastic one and the problem was cured.If a... Trouble codes: P0340.
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTWW33F51
It seems to be running the same way it did after Hypermax did all of the hot rod stuff to it. It lopes at low to mid rpm range but runs like a scalded dog at the top end and the customer does not seem to mind too much. He was really complaining of a stalling c... Trouble codes: P0603.
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L valve timing VIN: 1FMRU1GW61
Well as usual this post was very frustrating because nobody would directly answer my question. It was as if no one carefully read every word in the post. A couple came close but didnt say much i didnt know. I know how to install the chain from scratch but ne...
1999 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Engine VIN: 2HKRL1851X
Thanks for replies. Sorry for the delay. Parts and customer held things up. Did not repair noise. We did replace timing belt and tensioner as recommended by Todd and archived info. We also replaced water pump. The noise was at about crankshaft speed. Gregg sug...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4FX58S4T
Thanks for the replys from those who did. Tried the Crank Sensor route but did not help. A factory rebuilt ECM finally fixed it.At one point in diagnosis I had a lab scope hooked up to the Coil Neg A7 line and noticed while symptoms were raging and a happening... Trouble codes: P0351.
1994 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L air suspension VIN: SALHC1349R
Thanks for all the replies. This vehicle will have to go to a dealer or someone who has a factory scan tool to have the codes cleared. Until codes are cleared suspension will stay in shut down mode. Another option is to replace air springs with coil springs. T...
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L power steering VIN: JT8UF113NO
Thanks to those who replied , we tried the suggestion to flush the system ,also we added lube guard power steering protectant , cleaned the screens again . the veh. seems to be operating normally under all conditions. thanks again !
1999 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L no drive VIN: JM1TA2224X
This one is now fixed and gone. We bought all the pieces to the one-way clutch from the dealer ($600.00) and checked clearances in our clutch packs to be sure there was no excess wear from the little bit of time that we had the thing running with new parts and...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Engine VIN: WDB2201751
Hi Everybody, thanks for all the help, sorry to be late to close the help but after getting a second hand engine we faced a problem that we noticed it later that the engine we got has an option on the two camshafts which can work on 4 cylinders or 8 cylinders,...
1990 Other European Testarossa 5.0L Cyl. head VIN: ZFFSG17A3L
I am still working on a fix for this. The head nuts are finally off, but the head is stuck on the studs. Once it is removed, I am shipping it to Motor Works for repair.
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1G2NE12T9V
as usual all the good guys in this group have hlped us solve another problem, and we learned a new way to diagnose cars in the future. we had two replies that said fuel volume and quit a few about checking the cat, so we tested the cat firsat and had less than...
1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L turn signals VIN: YS3DD55B7V
Found a wrong bulb in one of the front sockets. Thanks for your help Justin-
2000 Saturn LS1 2.2L water pump VIN: 1G8JU52F1Y
Good afternoon, This Saturn is quiet again. The problem was the balance shaft timing chain had slipped down and that allowed the tensioner to expand out. This tensioner has a locking mechanism on it. Once it moves out, it will not retract. The unit must be r...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Engine VIN: JT2BG22KXV
Thank you for all of your replies! We are trying to sell the customer valve stem seals. Thank you again!
2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDR32T9Y
Thanks to all who replied. I rechecked the MAF sensor, tried cleaning it, did not help. I ordered a new updated MAF sensor, installed it. Cleared the code and sent it on its way. Car drives and runs great now. Trouble codes: P0171 (System to lean bank 1).
1995 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L 2 gear VIN: WVWZZZ1HZT
hi , Well, I couldnt go any forward with this, cz i still didnt get a new TCM or a used one with the same part 01M 927 733C. I\m still searching and I will let you know whenever I got it fixed.
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L timing belt VIN: WVWMA63B4W
As it turns out, each camshaft has a notch in it and the end two cam bearing caps have arrows to index the notches on the corresponding cam . Since this engine uses the tensioner to achieve VVT , you can't rely solely on the indexing marks . To properly set th...
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