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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L keyless entry VIN: WBADM63849
Hi All, This car blows fuse 53 about once a day. This fuse is for the keyless entry. The door lock button in the center console still works with fuse blown, but the remote no longer works. I can find no diagrams for this system and have no idea what this fuse ...
1988 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L climate controler VIN: 1G6CD515XJ
hi, im looking for some info on this cad,the service air condition light is on and I cant keep it on auto it always goes to econ. the AC light will go off after a minute and as soon as I touch any controler button the AC light will come back on. all the button...
1989 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Refrigerant Line/Hose set VIN: 1G6CP5335L
This vehicle was brought into our shop with the A/C line set broken off. The breakeage was on the high side aluminium line at the aluminium manifold that conects the line set to the A/C compresor. 8 months after replacing the line set the vehicle returned with...
1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Misfire VIN: W06VR54R1V
heys guys doing all the work myself trying to save time and money...hope cadi tecks can help or anyone with cadi exp... car has misfire interm.. and i cant see any misfiresoccurs intermittly..plugs wires look ok but i suspect coil pack.. any one come across th... Trouble codes: P0300 (misfire detected), P0306 (cyl 6), P1113 (intake switchover ckt problem...what is this code for)
1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Engine Cooling System VIN: W06VR52R1V
Have replaced head gaskets and intake gaskets. Pressure tested oil cooler and radiator. No leaks found. Still getting engine oil in the water. There is never water in the oil but always oil in the water. Has anyone else seen this problem?
1984 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G1AP87611
The problem is the idle quality is poor. It only has 8-10 in. vac. at idle-700 rpm. If reved up to 1500 it will raise to about 12. What do you think could cause the poor vac. The cam is for an HO but it isn't that big. The vac. is also steady. No major vacume ...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L pedal fades VIN: 1GCEK19R8W
The customer is complaining that the brake pedal sinks to the floor when at a stop sign. Another tech had replaced the master cylinder about a month ago to try and solve this problem. I drove the truck and the pedal felt spongy to me so I bleed the brakes. But...
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L ecm & ecbm VIN: 3G1JC5243W
Used Car from dealer, came in with ABS & Brake Light on. Upon examination ABS Module was unplugged. Plugged Module in & Car went into theft mode,(starts & dies). No codes from PCM untill module plugged in. It then set codes 1601 & 1629 Theft system engaged & P...
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...
1998 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1C4GP54L8W
Have a problem with this mini van. This veh Cuts out with the customer after warm up on accelaration after a complete stop. Tried to restart but would not. Cust states he has to wait about 1/2 a miniute before it will restart (Cranks ok).I tried to duplicate p...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L power gate VIN: 2C8GT64L01
we have sold several vanS with power rear gateS and half of them have problems you press the button to open the rear gate it beeps two second delay door will try to open and then return to park we even switched the motor out of another van, the chrysler dealer...
1995 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L expansion valve VIN: 1B3ES47CUS
Vehicle came in a/c inop, hooked up machine - system almost empty, partial charge to test system operation, hi side spiked to 500 psi instantly & blew hi side line from condenser to accumulator. ( had small leak @ hose end )Evac & replace hose, flush system & ...
1998 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L colling system VIN: 1B4HS28Z8W
Vehicle overheats when setting in traffic. Temperature will start at about 217 then rises to about 260.
1999 Dodge Durango 5.9L tcc
Tore trans apart and it needed overhauled with new convertor. After installing in Durango, knock was still there. Engine was shot. Installed used engine and was able to test drive trans. My problem is, when tcc locks up in 3rd, it binds up. Shifts to 4th good ...
1992 Eagle Talon 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 4E3BS44R7N
Note: Emission readings are in grams per km, not grams per mile. (Canadian/BC AirCare) Vehicle is 1230kg, 1992, non-turbo, 2.0L Standards (maximum) are as follows: HC 0.50 grams per KM CO 9.32 grams per KM NOx 1.24 grams per KM Vehicle came in for IM240 emi...
1990 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FACP74F8L
sir, am asking my fellow iatn members to help me to look the emission routing diagram of this said vehicle.if possible please do send me the photocopied emission route diagram from the air pump and so on,then from the intake manifold and so on,or any that is ...
1994 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L brake system VIN: 1FTHX26FOR
Replaced almost entire brake system besides the brake booster. Once you first push paddle you have brakes but shortly begins to bleed down. Checked for leaks none visible. Crimp off front brake lines and paddle stays up. Pressurized the master cylinder and has...
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L lack of power VIN: 1FALP5745R
Hey! This is a taxi and they would like to get it back soon, I've kind of ran out of ideas on this one, came in for lack of power, still has lack of power, acts like it is starting in 2nd gear but its not, no codes, cleaned injectors and maf, less than 1 in ba...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1FMDU34X9S
Have an Explorer that came in from another shop after an overhaul with OD light flashing and code 645 for first gear ratio. I found clutch material in pan and was allowed to tear the unit down. I overhauled it and updated the valve body components as per a For...
1995 Ford f800 360CID brake electric motor lamp VIN: IFDPF80C55
Thanks guys- We don't normally work on rigs this large. There is a warning light on the dash that says brake electric motor and it usually stays on steady but sometimes only comes on when you push the pedal. The brake s seem to work normally. What is the func...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, NO POWER VIN: 3FALP6535T
Hi! Thanks for checking this one out! This earns the nightmare of the year award! Car came in with a no power complaint and check engine light on. We checked codes and found a iac problem. My tech diagnosed a faulty iac valve. We ordered one for a 96 from deal...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X7T
Hello fellas, vehicle came in with MIL on. Scanned-got cyl #1 misfire code. Customer informed me the misfire was intermittent but mostly when the vehicle was hot and he had already replaced the plugs and wires. I have had this act up on me and it only lasts fo... Trouble codes: P0301
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L high idle VIN: 1FTHX26GXT
vehicle has intermittant high idle,vehicle was motor vac before i got it and the idle speed motor was replaced before i got it.tps glitched during sweep test replaced intake air temp sensor out of range replaced no obvious vaccum leaks internal or external.got...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L #13 - Brake light fuse VIN: 1FMEU17L8V
This customer has the fuse blowing to the brake lites (very intermitantly). I have checked this circuit, reviewed wiring diagrams, searched the archives, and I can not find any rhyme or reason as to why this fuse blows. I am pretty good at finding shorts for t...
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 Explorer XL 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1FMDU34X3V
T0 all Ford guys, I have a 1997 Explorer, which has a popping noise at low speeds while turning. I have looked at the other knowledge base email, and I know it is in the transfer case. I changed the fluid, because in was dirty. It did not help. When scanning t...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Engine Timing VIN: 1FMDU34E3V
Good day fellow Ford Techs.I have this Explorer engine that is giving me a little problem with the timing.First this engine was missing and making a rattling noise.Took it a part and found the primary chain tension @ guide broken,the tensioner on the small cha...
1997 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1FMCU24E2V
tow truck in with no high range in the transfer case,repaired as necessary( $375 in parts less chain ) reassembled and installed unit,everything was great. now customer says after a long drive,at least an hour,the 4x4 indicater lamps flash on and off. guy is r...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L mil on VIN: 2FMDA5141W
This van is owned by a regular customer. The transmission was running fine when suddenly failed when accelerating at a green light. It has been rebuilt and it is working almost perfect. I mean almost because when you overpass about 100 Km/hr a P1744 (TCC mecha...
2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L pads and rotors VIN: 1FTSE34L81
Is there any known problem with brake premature wear on these vehicles? Are there any specific type of rotors and pads that should be used on these models such as on the crown vic ? Customer complains of squealing noises, comes in and brakes are already worn o...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L brake bleeding VIN: 1FTNW21P93
i need help with this one. i am not familiar with the operations of the brakes on this truck. the vehicle had no previous problems. the truck went off the road and did moderate damage to the frt steering and wheels and and body sides. we replaced the right fro...
1995 GMC g10 .0L chack ball locations for 1995 4L60e
I NEED check ball locations for a 1995 4L60e.please!!!reply to: Joe [...]
1994 Honda Civic EX 1.6L compressor VIN: 2HGEJ112XR
Customer brought in car to have a/c fixed, specified did not want to pay for o.e. parts, so owner obliged him and got reman parts. I told owner I did not want to install parts, but I had no say in the matter. I replaced compressor, drier, expansion valve, and ...
1997 Honda Passport EX 3.2L no pedal VIN: 4S6CM58V8V
we diagnosed problem as bad m/cyl due to pedal response and info from customer...replaced with aftermarket reman...bled system...still not good pedal...replaced with oem m/cyl rebled three diffrent ways(vac/man/pressure) and still no pedal...flushed system and...
1995 Hyundai Accent 1.5L Ignition/Fuel VIN: KMHVF21N2S
Hi everyone: For the past two years, this car sometimes won't start, it cranks fine. It has never died while running. Sometimes it will go for a month and no problem, then it might do it twice in a day. Sometimes cold, but most of the time when the car has sat...
1991 Jeep Wrangler Renegade 4.0L engine VIN: 2J4FY69S8M
After replacing clutch, internal slave cyl. and exchanging flywheel this vehicle has developed a knock. The noise is steady with engine speed, is only there when engine is hot but goes away when RPM is above 900. Customer insists that the noise was not there b...
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Take Off VIN: 1J4GZ58S5S
Hello, this Jeep has an intermittent problem when you take off from a stop it fels like it goes into second gear at about 4mph then when you step on the throttle it slips for a few seconds and then bangs into first gear and is fine after that. This does not ha...
2001 Lexus ES300 3.0L driver&passenger side air bags VIN: GXE-000677
Hello, The car came too me with the air bags already installed but the mil was still on I scanned it but I cannot understand what it means any help would be appreciated.
1987 Mazda B2000 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JM2UF1119H
Need to find a source for the Mixture Solenoid for this Mazada. Mazada does not service this part. My source has ordered one but it is backordered for up to 5 weeks. This is customers ony transpertation, I would like to get her back on road.
1992 Mazda Miata 1.6L oil leak VIN: JM1NA3515N
Help!! I own a small shop that does mainly Mazda and Subaru.I would like to think that I know this car well but I'm wondering! Has anybody run into a similar problem? I think that there is a small leak at the rear of the headgasket. It then runns down between ...
1996 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L compressor clutch VIN: JM1BB1416T
Hi Guys, I'm hoping some of you [...] have run across something like this in the past. The vehicle keeps burning up compressor clutches. This time, the compressor is locked up, but previous replacements were just the clutch burned up. I have flushed this system...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Hesitation
mercedes techns, I need your help. I have this 300e with intermitten lean misfire. The following have been replace new from another shop, EHA valve, over-protection relay, fuel pump relay, engine coolant sensor. What I have notice personally when this happens ...
1999 Mercury Tracer LS 2.0L Stall VIN: 3MEFM15P6X
vehicle will sputter, miss and stall when it is warm, then shut off for 10 - 15 min and then re-start,the symptoms will start. the symptoms will disappear if vehicle is cooled for 2 hrs. symptoms will never happen after cold start.
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK34Y2S
Hi guys I've got one here I'm at my witts end on. This vehical will not start,no spark. I've been through the book with this thing checking powers and grnds all ok. I got a new reman computor from the dealer, still no spark. When checking the auto shut down re...
2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L airbag light on VIN: 1GHDX23E81
I retrieved code B0065 -left front seat belt pretensionor deployment loop circuit problem. I removed drivers seat inner side cover and pretensioner looks ok. If it deployed will I see evidense of gas charge release? I also checked connector under seat, pins lo...
1985 Porsche 944 2.5L Fit & Finish VIN: WPOAA094FN
Hello, Have this late 85 944 that the sunroof cables broke in. Got the new updated parts and they look nothing like the previous setup. It appears the brackets supplied with the cable set have to be mounted to the roof..once the old mounts are removed( these a...
1992 Saab 9000 Turbo 2.3L turbo cherry red hot VIN: YS3CL58M8N
Hi Saab techs, this particular car runs fine, idles smoothly, exhibits no driveability problems other than higher than normal fuel consumption, but after you drive it for even a few minutes, the exhaust side of the turbo gets cherry red hot, is this normal? I ...
1992 Saab 9000 S 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3CK55B6N
This car has been on the lot for several months. Customer wanted to pick it up yesterday. Had to jump start (battery dead). Started up fine and let run for about an hour. Took for short road test and it died on the way back. I was able to roll it into the driv...
1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L Clutch cable VIN: YS3DD35B0V
As soon as you start to release the clutch pedal engagement starts. The top of the pedal feels mushy. There is no harsh engagement when shifting. After cable is replaced the symptom disappears. When the symptom comes back the cable breaks within a month. We ar...
1988 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JT2SV21E3J
The car was towed in with no start condition.Engine will start if you crank long enough and will run so so but if you goosed the gas it stalls.There is no problems with MAF,fuel,injectors,timing(ign. or valve),spark or cat.convertor.It does not start all the t...
1990 Toyota Pickup 3.0L compressor VIN: JT4VH13G3L
a/c button in dash does not engage system. Switch tested ok. Compressor jumpered to 12v - works. Thermister, dual pressure switch, & a/c amplifier - according to AllData is good. ( not to sure test is accurate for amplifier ) When jumper power to compressor wi...
1994 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1GK12W2R
Car came in with mil on. Retrieved o2 code, replaced sensor and sent customer on his way (toyota o2). About a week later customer returned with mil light on again. This time we retieved a p0402 code, excessive exhaust gas flow. Egr valve working fine, stalls w... Trouble codes: P0402
1994 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L engine oil pressure VIN: 4T1GK12E5R
Hi everybody : The engine oil light came on after the car warm up and drive around a block,replaced new oil pressure switch with no help,hook up gauge at oil pressure switch port and reads 70 psi at cold and drop to 30 warm up at idle.There is no loud engine ...
1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Alignment VIN: JT3GP10V6V
We are unable to stop rear tires from chopping. This has been a problem since early in the vehicle's life if not from the beginning. As I said, others have aligned this vehicle too. This continues to occur through different tire brands, different alignment equ...
1995 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWFA81H7R
Hey and hello to everyone. We have a 1995 vw golf 2.0 with a no start problem. The car came in and it started right up and drove in the building. We shut it off and it has never started again.We found one initial problem. We could not get into the self diagnos...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L door locks VIN: 3VWBB61C5W
Hi Group, My tech replaced long part of both outer door handles & the lock asy inside door on right door. Before he did this the door locks worked fine. Now, you can lock & unlock the doors, open rear hatch with remote but both doors will not open with eithe...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta 2.8L Misfire, CYL # 5 MIFIRE CODE VIN: 3VWSE29M9M
need help volks tecks..took this car to the dealer, they said i need to replace the coil pack..and tune up and wires ..ii wonder if any one has had one cyl misfire and had to replace the coil pack est was 1k...it only has a code for the misfire on # 5..check c...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L fans VIN: 3VWSD29M51
this vehicle came in with an overheating problem. The plastic water neck was cracked and leaking on the side of the block. We replaced the damaged part but can't seem to get the fans to come on. We've replaced the coolant thermal switch in the radiator, so now...

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1988 BMW 325i 2.5L overheating, no coolant flow
Hello everyone, Thanks for all the replies that I received. I did replace a new OEM thermostat (from dealer), bled the system for like 2 hours and I also used a 'smog machine' to 'smell' the overflow reservoir to see if I had High Hc, At least now I know that ...
1997 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L tcc VIN: 1G4HR52K2V
The problem was what most of you said. The bore was worn on the tcc reg. valve, so with the repair kit installed it's back to normal. Thanks to everyone that helped.
1990 Cadillac Eldorado 4.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G6EL1333L
it turned out to have two shorted injectors and a blown fuse it was very hard for me to believe that it was running on 4 cylinders but it was a learning thing here thanks to everyone that helped me thru this
1987 Chevrolet R10 Custom Deluxe 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCDR14H2H
special thanks to stan [...] and the others who replied.the help was greatly appreciated.following stans advice and checked ac voltage coming out of pickup coil. the coil voltage was .268 volts ac.replaced the dist. shaft and the voltage increased to 1 volt ac...
1993 Chevrolet P30 7.4L Fuel gage VIN: 1GBJP37N1P
Most everybody said a ground or splice issue. Thanks for everyones response, however, what I found was at the instrument cluster. There was a connector on the back of the cluster on the oil pressure gage power circuit that was crossed over to the ground circui...
1993 Chevrolet Camaro Indianapolis 500 Pace Car 5.7L power steering VIN: 2G1FP22PXP
as stated in the update, the problem was a restricted return line.
1996 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GNEL19WXT
thanx everyone for all the great replies. the problem turned out to be bad fuel, i believe it had deisel in it but not enough to smell or see it. new fuel and runs good.
1999 Chevrolet C1500 LS 5.7L abs VIN: 2GTEC19T6X
Well everyone the majority of you said ebcm failure. The customer does not wont to repair untill it gets worse. Thank all help, thank you very much and have a good week end.
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LT 6.0L compressor VIN: 3GNGK26U8Y
I had 14 replies, thanks to all of you and thanks for the research you did for me. We ended up replacing the compressor ( I don't know why it failed, it looked original, it had dark paint overspray on it. There was plenty of oil in the system. The suction pipe...
1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Stall VIN: 2C3HE66G5X
Sorry it has taken so long for a reply. Customer has picked up the vehicle and has not been available to have me recheck. I cleaned the throttle plate, I don't know if this is going to help because the only time it die for me was in the shop standing still and...
1995 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1B7GL23X1S
I would like to thank the 4 who took time to reply to my post. a recap consists of the following: the consensus was that there was a ground problem. Since the ground is provided by the pcm and the wires to the pcm were good, it was inside. apparenty the driver...
2003 Dodge dakota sxt 3.9L Blower Motor VIN: 1B7GEL12X6
I would like to thank all who responded with my request for help it was the blower motor that was burning out blower resisters I went through 3 resisters figuring out the problem the blower worked find when was out of the case but once you bolted it in place i...
1981 Ford LTD 5.0L Transmission VIN: 1FABP33F9B
Hey, thanks for all the support on this. I took another shot at the scope in car road test since all trans pressures were good. I noticed that a little jumping on the spark line indicating a lean misfire on cylinders #6 & #8. We ran a leak test on the intake a...
1991 Ford Ranger Custom 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR14X0M
After running a vacuum test which gave a fluctuating result of 1-2 hg then a complete compression test results were mixed from 100psi to 50-60 psi.finally removed timing cover and found a broken chain.the cam was just a couple of notches of time which is why i...
1995 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR14X6S
The Ford Gurus at the IATN have come to the rescue ...just done it again...they must all wear NIKE shoes!! Okay folks here is the scoop for the Ford EEC-V EGR circuit: First, thanks to all who replied and especially to Roger and Phil who gave me enough inf... Trouble codes: P1401.
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6245V
Back pressure ck was good along with DPFE voltages-readings were correct and the Egr valve was in fact opening. The PCM is supposed to trigger the EVP to open by way of ground on the br/pk wire. This wire was chaffed were it went around the back of the manifol... Trouble codes: P0402.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L cylinder head VIN: 1FTNXZ1L8X
Hello Techs, We recieved some great responses on this problem. Most suggested an electrolisis problem, with proper flushing grounding, and voltage testing of the coolant,...BUT we had done all this when the first and second head was installed. Sorry I wasn't...
2000 Ford Focus Sony Limited Edition 2.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP3437Y
Thank to all who replied. We checked the throttle body and there was no carbon. One response gave us a recall number from Ford and it applied to her vehicle. Referred customer to dealer for the fuel pump recall. She is going to let us know how it goes Customer... Trouble codes: P0304.
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L starting VIN: ER47856FD7
HI, I thank you all for your imput, almost everyone (out of 27 replies) said the main relay, and after replacing that It starts with a click of the key. I was told I could open the relay up and resolder the dry cracked old solder connection but customer travel...
2002 Infiniti Q45 4.5L automatic transmission fluid level gauge VIN: JNKBF01A42
Haven't fixed the car yet but suspect the tps sensor, I saw on the scanner that it reads out the voltage too slowly compared to the throttle angle variation. I got a friend at the dealer and they have one of these cars in the shop for a collision, we are going...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Stall VIN: 1J4GZ58SXV
special thanks to jason and david you hit right on the nail removed fuel rail discovered water damage (rust) replaced rail works good now .thanks again what would we do without you all .special thanks to iatn.
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L locking diff. VIN: 1J4GW58N41
thanks to all that responded. as per e mails t case fluid was changed with required fluid from jeep, rear diff was changed with 75-140 synthetic and friction modifier also from jeep. truck is 75% better told customer to continue to drive for 500 -1000 miles an...
2000 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L Battery Discharged VIN: WDB2153781
Hi everybody, thanks for all the help, after connecting the multimeter and check for current draw, found high one around 2000 MA, i pulled out all the fuses and there was no changes, after removing the rear SAM module under the rear right seat, the current wen...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L ac VIN: WDBDA24C7F
So many thanks, ESP to mercedesdr in SoCAl:-) Angelo, Robert,Steve [...], Alain, Richard. So, finally... Yes about everyone was correct, The feedback potentiometer was keeping the compressor off in the normal AC mode. I replaced the push button panel first,(k...
2001 Mercury Villager Sport 3.3L Sunroof VIN: 4M2ZV12T61
Posted fix days after post but must of not went though.So here it is again. After taking apart old motor found a magnet on the motor shaft that sits over two chips on the circuit board. So thinking this must be some sort of timing device. I went back to the su...
1994 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L First gear VIN: 4A3AJ56G8R
Thanks guys;did a teardown on the tranny and found that the rear planetary one way clutch was freewheeling CW and CCW.Time to fetch some new parts. Thanks to David [...].
1997 Oldsmobile Regency 3.8L Surge VIN: 1G3HC52K0V
Well the verdict is in. The problem was in the transmission. The torque converter has issues with the clutch. I have the snapshots saved on TIS 2000 if anyone would like to see them. Thank you all for your time.
1989 Other European 228 2.8L all lights, signals, gauges VIN: ZAMAN1106K
I was unable to get my hands on the wiring diagram for this vehicle, but I did receive two replies. One mentioned a rectangular box below the steering column that should be checked for the lighting. The other mentioned the ignition switch and to look for the m...
1998 Plymouth Voyager 2.4L tcc VIN: 2P4FP25B9W
I recieved some very good info on things to check, like the tps and brake switch. But customer has failed to bring the van back to try and fix. Thanks for all the great help.
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L blower and compressor and drl
The ignition switch did fix this problem.Originally I did not think the switch was a fault because only one of the 3 fuses this circuit fed went dead but I was checking the fuses with a Power Probe which will light up red on a circuit with far fewer than 12 vo...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L automotic opener VIN: YS3DD78NXX
thanks for your anwsers.i ended up not repairing this car.i did not feel confident enough to trow several expensive.parts in this car,particaly because the motors were sometimes working and sometimes not this sistem is intergrated with the remote opener and th...
2000 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3DF75K7Y
we will not know for sure if this veh is fixed,for several months,due to the intermittent nature of the problem,but need to close due to time restrictions.all the replies indicated the crk sensor to be the culpret,anders in california,said to get engine up to ...
1999 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF18B2X
Sorry Guys, the customer has not yet returned. I did get some very good responses though regarding the Bypass VSV and the charcoal canister.. I am quite sure that either the Bypass VSV or te canister will fix the problem although I have yet to try. I got one r... Trouble codes: P0446.
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K9X
OK... Rule 1 - If you are sure of something, dont let adversity change your mind! This Toyota has abused me and Danny for a month on and off, challenged everything we knew about idle and computer control...all because of one simple problem: My own inherant n... Trouble codes: P0505.
1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HP10V5X
some of you guys sent me the diagram and i had to connect the lines in the rigth order.then followed the steps in the scanner and rest the codes,now the ligth it`s off
1964 Volvo 544 1.8L valves VIN: XXXX403374
Thanks to the many that responded--didn't expect so many so fast. Anyway, the valves were all over the place on this one (customer attempted valve adjust) but now the engine is reasonably quiet with all valves adjusted to .018'. Thanks again for all the input.
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L comprehensive ready VIN: YV1V52553Y
Sent customer home to drive for 2 weeks and will retry emissions. Dealer said cronic Monitor ready status with the V 70's. On some S 40's they have been reflashing computers but the real fix has been to drive it for several weeks before running the Emission te...
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