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1994 BMW 525i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAHD6321R
Hello again, another hard case. These little challenges certainly make life interesting. There is in my care a 94 525 that will not idle. It stalls abrubtly if the rpm drops below 1200. The vehicle is new to us. First inspection showed a broken vacuum hose to ... Trouble codes: 41 (Air mass flow sensor)
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L oil reset VIN: WBAEV33421
please give us the oil change reset procedure
1989 Buick Regal Limited 3.1L starts then stalls VIN: 2G4WD14T3K
car came in for stalling condition. runs for about 2 minutes then stalls.code 22 tps low.when stall occurs ecm voltage on scan tool is 6.0v and tps voltage is .00v. Trouble codes: 22 (tps low)
1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4GD2213S
Hi all. This Riviera has an intermittant problem with a crank and no-start. When the vehicle does have the no start problem the check engine light glows very dimly in the run position. This vehicle will crank at all times and the security light is normal. The ...
1990 Cadillac Seville 4.5L No Start, theft system VIN: 1G6KS5339L
Good day, having a problem with this caddy that after installing starter can't get the theft control to go off, this unit will not engage starter, always comes up with a theft system activated remove key and wait 3 minutes to start Mitchel has no relearn on th...
1984 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1G1AP87611
Ok, We just put a new rebuilt 5.0 HO in this camaro. The main problem is low vacume. Only 8 in at idle 700 rpm, and 14 at 2500 rpm. This creates a stall at idle, hesitation, lower than normal power, light surge at cruise. Test data-- Idles smooth-- no miss, n...
1990 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Will not idle VIN: 2G1WL54T7L
Hi Guys, Its me again. This vehicle was driven in by the owner who had given up. It will not idle and he had to pump the throttle in order to get it to the shop. We started at square one in checking the fuel system and rechecking all his work. Our scanner do...
1990 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L rear doors VIN: 1GCDM15Z1L
hello to you all, couldn't beleave I have a problem with this simple project. I cannot seem to drive out the hinge pins on the rear doors on this 90 astro van. My last resort maybe to heat the sucker out, but I'm affraid I may damaged the paint. Have anyone fo...
1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L Encoder VIN: 1GKDT13WXR
Transfer case was replaced for internal damage. Now I canít get 4 high to work. Self test has code 2 for decoder, replaced decoder from old transfer case and still have same problem, replaced decoder again from salvage yard and still have no 4 high. If I disco...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L AC Belt VIN: 2GCEC19T4X
Needing help with this one because it doesn't point to a problem that makes sense,This pickup has the seperate AC belt and it has been breaking around 2100 miles ,it's on the 4th one now,.the belt breaks while driving on the highway and without any compressor ...
2000 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1Y1SK5285Y
When you let the vehicle get cold and then try to start it again, and immediatley put it in gear and try to take off or brake torque the vehicle, it stumbles, backfires, and just basically falls flat on it's face. It only exibits this when allowed to sit for m...
2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L light on VIN: 1G1ND52J7Y
The air bag light is on. the sdm has been changed and all wiring has been checked, there are no breaks in the wires and all connectors are clean. i have not found a scan tool that will read the sir data on this car as of yet, however when i hooked up an otc to...
2000 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L Head light switch VIN: 2G1FP22KXY
Replaced defective head light switch 6-30-2004.Checked current draw, wiring etc. No problem I could see. 7-236-2004 car back with same problem. Ran checks with same results. I put in a Delco switch 6-30-2004. 7-26 -2004 put in an after market switch. Left ligh...
2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 161NE52J1Y
Coolant was leaking externally at coolant crossover in intake. Car came into shop very hot. We replaced intake gaskets and now car surges and dies at idle. problem increases with engine temperature. I can not find anything unplugged or any vac. leak. no trash ...
1992 Chrysler LeBaron LX 3.0L bypass pipe VIN: 1C3XU5538N
I am looking for any advise that can be given to me on the replacement of the coolant bypass pipes that pass under the intake manifold on this 3.0L engine...any hints short cuts or anything to watch out for. this info will be greatly appreciated... thank you i...
1999 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L Guages lighting VIN: 2C3HD46R2X
Need some help with this one-problem is so intermittent that there is very little diagnostic information to give.Any time the headlights are on,the backlighting dims behind the instrument cluster and radio , then returns to the previous brightness setting. Any...
2001 Chrysler Voyager 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1C4GJ25321
Hello techs. Thanks for taking your time to read this. I have a 2001 Voyager that came in with a poor running complaint. Engine runs good for about ten minutes then starts missing & continues to get worse & worse until it will hardly run at all. Original compu... Trouble codes: P0353
2001 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L cooling fans VIN: 2C8GP44G01
Help guys! The vehicle came into my shop with the complaint of inop A/C. A compressor was replaced prior to my inspections. The high and low pressures are extremly high due to inop cooling fans. Pressures are normal when fans are engaged manually. Pressure rea...
2002 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EL55R62
hello everyone! this vehicle has been plagued with a reoccuring check engine light since it hit about 21k on the odometer. every time it comes back within a week with a p0432 cat efficency code but we have replaced the 2/2 and 2/1 oxygen sensors, the catalyti... Trouble codes: P0432 (main catalyist efficency below threshold)
1966 Dodge Charger 7.2L rear quarter window regulators and guides
Hope one of you diehard Dodge boys would have exploded view of the proper placment of the rollers and bumpers for the rear 1/4 windows of this car. Right side is total basket case , only held up by the regulator! Went to the left to check where the rollers he ...
1992 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Hesitation VIN: 2B4GH45R4N
This Caravan has a severe intermittent bog and back fire out of the throttle body. Sometimes at cruising speed it will suddenly loose power and slow right down and back fire. Then suddenly it will clear up and work fine. It has only one trouble code (21 lean 0... Trouble codes: 21 (02 sensor lean)
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7HF13Z3V
this truck has no spark, no fuel pump operation(new fuel pump) and the scan tool will not communicate with computer. i have checked all fuses and wiring. checked power and grounds going to computer - ok. this truck is equiped with a command start. i have unplu...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L steering wheel VIN: 3B7HF13Y5X
Hello all, Customer complains of a rattle in the steering wheel when going over bumps. Test drove and verified concern. It feels as if the steering wheel is going up and down in your hands when the rattle occurs. Checked front end and found the tracking bar a...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Cuts out VIN: 1B7KC2368X
hey folx, help me out on this...truck came in with a P0216 injection pump timing problem...chk on my OTC & Modis scanner...the APPS ( throttle position sensor ) signal would be missing every now and then on lite throttle when rev engine at idle (neutral)...cu... Trouble codes: P0216
1987 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMEU15N58
engine noise .we believe its valve train related .noise increases with engine speed cold or warm. we removed valve covers and rockers. all look good. put back together without valve covers. still can't pinpoint noise springs look good. noise can be heard in pa...
1996 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FALP45XXT
Hello Gentlemen This is the first 4.6 mustang I have worked on,the symptoms are,engine holds high rpm`s 1800 to 2200 after you rev it for about 20 to 30 sec`s it then returns to normal idle . The IAC. hs been replaced by the owner to no avail I suspect a vac l...
1998 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Fuel Tank Fill Tube VIN: 2FAFP74W5W
Well Ford Techs I am looking for a little help on this one. I replaced the fuel fill tube due to damage because of a belief of fuel theft and also that the customer complaint was can not fill tank. Fuel backed up and shut the pump off. After replacement of the... Trouble codes: P1450 (Unable to Bleed Fuel Tank Vacuum)
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP6531X
ok guys any help whit this one will be apreciated, the car mises at idle like spark mis the scaner shows timing been retard -37 wen unplug the cam sensor the car runs jus fine the car also has a vtc selenoid, we check the canister sensor and all lines for leak... Trouble codes: P1383
1999 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Cam Shaft Timing VIN: 3FAKP1138R
Is there a simplier method of determining camshaft and crankshaft timing when timing belt is broken? Without using the Ford factory tools. The AllData refers to replacement with timing belt in tack. Any and all help will be grately appreciated.
2000 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FAFP42X2Y
When sitting @ idle the vehicle idle will surge at times. With AC on it will surge every time you idle only in gear. We reset minuim air and cleaned injectors.Timing is on the money. Any help will be Greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L trailer lights VIN: 1FTNW20F2Y
Hi Guys, I have no right side turn signal or brake lights on the trailer only. All turn signals, brake and running lights work on the truck. I do not have any voltage coming out of the factory 7-wire trailer plug (round plug) or the 4-wire (flat) plug that ope...
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1HGCG564XX
Customer bought car at auction and came in for a service. The coolant overflow was very oily. Upon removing radiator cap we found brown pudding. At some small chance we thought the original owner might have put something in coolant before it was repoed we flus...
2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L gauge lights VIN: 1HGCG22572
the tach, speedo, fuel & temp gauges do not light up, all other lights for radio, clock, odometer ect. work fine and the dimmer switch works. I have power to the wires going into the inst. panel. I can ground the RED wire at the panel and make the lights come ...
2002 Infiniti I35 3.5L vdc\tcs\abs VIN: JNKDA31A02
Hello Infiniti techs, Slip, Trac, ABS lights come on after a very long road test according to customer. We were not able to reproduce in a 20 minute road test, and we do NOt have a consultII. Found a tsb related to erronoeus slip MIL. I CANNOT find the VDC\TCS...
1992 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FJ887NL
Hi to all this is one of those wierd Chrysler problems. I have no Injection pulse but occasionally when i first go to start it will get a one flash on the noid light. I have replaced both the Crank and Sync sensor. Tested both sensors and have the 5 volt on-of...
1996 Mazda B4000 LE 4.0L air bag VIN: 1F4DR17X4T
hi to all, i have this mazda truck with the air bag light flashing, we found code b1933 psgr air bag high restanince circut open. can anyone help point me in the right direction to diagnose the problem.i dint have a shop manul for this one. so any help would b...
1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB3535X
i have worked with tech support while testing egr system. we have tested boost sensor and selenoid, both seem to be working ok, the boost sensor has 5volts on the green/red and 4.25 on the grey. the selenoid when we grounded the grey/bk lost the vacuum to the ... Trouble codes: P0402 (egr excessivce gas flow)
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L vacuum actuator VIN: WDBEA30D16
Hi all, This is actually a E320. Looking for R&R information of the defrost vacuum actuator for the hvac, it is mounted in back of the center unit next to the firewall. I know this one will be fun, labor calls for about two weeks... Thanks for any help and in...
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L trans VIN: 2MELM74W1V
this car has a vibration or shudder around 60-70 mph,it is not consistent,sometime ocurrs around 55 mph,does not happen during gear changes,seems to happen during slight acceleration,feels kinda like the old lockup chrysler converters,thanks in advance to all ...
1992 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.0L right front brake VIN: JA3XC57BXN
this vehicle was brought in to my shop three months ago with a broken engine the customer has approved repairs to the engine one week ago. the engine now runs and on the test drive we noticed the right frt caliper was slow to release. the condition did not imp...
1992 Nissan D21 2.4L Mounts VIN: 1N65D16YXN
Well This is weaird, This nissan has a lot of FLEX in the shifter like a broke motor mount,or trans mount. Pulled all 3 ad all look good. Cust. brought in new mounts and compaired them seem to have same softness (out of truck) How much flex is normal for these...
1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Stall VIN: 1N4BU31DXS
First time user everyone, car will start(cranks alot)and will idle fine,when you rev it I boggs right down and stalls,if you bring the revs up slowly it will rev up all the way,we put a spark light on a spark plug and when you rev it quick the light dims until... Trouble codes: P0325
2000 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L MIL Lamp on, default throttle VIN: 2G2FS32K7Y
The problem is very intermitant, it seems to be related to a loss of power from the ignition feed (pink wire). Trouble codes: P0443, P0449, P1518, P1546
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L 2-3 shift solenoid VIN: 1G2WP52KXY
this is the bosses relatives again, the car was fine, they came out of the store and it made clink noise, SES light came on, and it seemed to be slipping badly...pulled code for 2-3 shift solenoid electrical problem, i dont have all the proper diagnostic equip...
1968 Porsche 912 .0L engine VIN: 0012805302
If you are very familiar with the 356/912 engine read on, otherwise delete this and save yourself the headache. This car showed up with a multitude of problems. The first one was that a shop specializing VW's (aircooled) tried rebuilding this motor. The engine...
1972 Porsche 911T 2.4L settings VIN: 9112111242
I am replacing the injection pump on this car and need the proper procedure for installation and timing. I ordered a Bentley manual from Worldpac yesterday and it turned out to be a history book. If anyone has the proper procedure my fax number is [...]...
1988 Saab 900 2.0L right rear VIN: Y33AT76L7J
Hi Friends,I am working on this 900S convertible which belongs to a friend of mine.A metallic rattle-knock started several months ago-at first it was minor and very intermittent, and now has grown to the point where it rattles nearly constantly.The noise is de...
1993 Subaru Loyale 1.8L left head noise VIN: JF2AN52B8P
we replaced engine about 8 months ago . after fired up and test drove heard what was thought to be a slight dist noise. customer opted to monitor the noise . every time customer came in for a oil change it was a little bit louder. so we told him it was time to...
2000 Suzuki Vitara 2.0L starting
Cobra Alarms systems in Italy tried website U/S. Need writing diagram for a 5320 siren plus 6019mk2 sensor-main control unit plus immobiliser all black wires. I have looped out the starter and fuel pump circuits. Engine now runs with the siren off. siren on en...
1992 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Electronic VIN: 4T1SK12W8N
Hi guys I'm in need of help with this Toyota. I recently replaced the service port valves, for, they were leaking. However, during a pressure system check, the compressor was not work. So, I notice that the A/C switch was flicking on the off. I can find any in...
1994 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT3DJ81W8R
OK Toyota guys, I really need you now. We started with a simple dead, no voltage output O2. Replace unit with a NTK O2 sensor (WorldPac part that we thought was same as OEM) Same problem, no voltage? after installing ANOTHER new unit and still no voltage, we p... Trouble codes: 25 (air/fuel ratio to lean)
1994 Toyota Camry 2.2L SRS Light VIN: 4T1SKHE4RU
We have this Camry with a code 22 SRS light malfunction the light is on continious the the code will not clear. The battery voltage was measured at the LA terminal as should be. We disconnected the battery and the center air bag module still the code returns. ...
1997 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN86R4V
the check engine lite will come on and stay on for a day or two then go off. the customer does not complain of a miss in the engine just the light coming on and off. Trouble codes: P0300 (radom misfire), P0303 (cyl. 3 misfire), P0305 (cyl5 misfire)
1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Misfire VIN: 3VWFL81H2T
We can create problem. Worst when warm. Start car, put in gear, let idle in gear for 15 to 30 seconds, start to drive, misfires and bucks from 1500 rpm to 2500. rev higher and drives fine. Have to stop car and idle in gear for awhile to start problem again. Al... Trouble codes: 533 (idle)
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTD81H4T
Where is the MIL light located on this vehicle? I have this car in for an emission repair, for a failure due to DTC's. I have look all through out MOD, and the archives. There is no owners manual for the car either. Shouldn;t the light come on foir the bulb ch...
1998 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWAB81E2W
Car was involved in an accident and the oil pan was torn open..engine was run a short time after and required a crank grind on the mains only )010..all timing components were replaced as well as oil pump etc. on start up initial lifter clatter only half dissap...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA29M5X
I've got this jetta that goes to 25% Long term Fuel within 10 miles of Driving. There are no symptoms of lack of power. I have Checked mass air flow, Oxygen sensor, Coolant temp. sensor, fuel pressure & volume all seem to be functioning Correctly. Found no vac... Trouble codes: 1128 (Adaptive fuel at rich limit)
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L fuses VIN: 3VWDD21C74
Hi Guys and Girls, I have a 2000 New Beetle that Im going to tackle. I looked at it the other day and it was blowing a fuse every time you touch the ARS button. Im not even sure what the ARS is but when it blows the fuse every light on the dash comes on, such ...

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1987 BMW 325is 2.5L tach VIN: WBAAA1304H
Hey, Guys the fix was the SI (service indiacator) board. And most bimmer guys knew this. Board is located on bottom of instrument panel and have nicad batteries that go bad in them.Remeoved board and showed customer. but, he said that everything worked fine ti...
1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Blower Motor VIN: 1GYHR5269R
The blower motor circuit had been bypassed. After figuring out the proper wireing and correcting it I replaced the blower motor module and at that time was able to correct remaning violated wireing.
1999 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Vibration VIN: 1G6K45491X
Thanks to those who replied, The best response comes from Bill [...] who has had experience with the screened tires. He also recommended making sure the rims were in perfect condition. I feel confident that the screened tires would solve the problem. Othe...
1989 Chevrolet G20 Chevy Van 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GBEG25K6K
sorry for the delay in responding i've been extremely busy, buts that no excuse . as most of all responses said it was the egr valve causing the problem we had already replaced it with an aftermarket valve and there was no change at all so we though we may hav... Trouble codes: 13 (o2 sensor), 33 (map sensor signal high), 44 (lean exhaust).
1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L Cuts out VIN: 1GNCS13W1R
First thanks for all the replies. Nice to here from other in the fight for some sanity. Rechecked wires, coil, still same. Pulled exhaust, same problem. Opened intake, but no leaks or wash down. Went ahead and tried fuel reg., still problem, and same fuel pres...
1997 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L system VIN: 3GNEC16R3V
thanks to those who replied most said the T.V.S. in the rear unit. the cust. said he would bring the truck back.
1996 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2C3HD56F7T
Thanks for the help. We took off the intake to physically inspect the gasket and found it to be leaking internally. We put the old ECM back on and could not get any good data back. When the new ECM was installed again it solved all the vehicle problems.
1993 Dodge Dakota 3.9L will not go into closed loop VIN: 1R7FL23X5P
Thanks for all the help and replies back,obviously the Snap On scanner does not show open and closed loop.We did perform an 02 sensor test,I forgot to tell you all.The problem was the nox was to high,we performed an egr test,our conclusion was the computer was...
1996 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4B3AV52N4T
sorry to take so long ,desi said to check timing belt for jumped tooth, that could be our cam synch problem.ughh43 said to check injectors.jeff & kenneth are probably on th rright track with the dist.they had hear of one goig thru 4 aftermarket dist then repla... Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire).
1997 Dodge Caravan 3.0L radio VIN: 2B4FP2530V
Thanks for the replies The customer put a aftermarket radio in the car and the problem seems to have been taken care of. thanks again for the help Doug [...] Import Specialists
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L ABS system VIN: 1JY32LKUH2
I replaced the abs controller module atop the abs pump for the code 65, and removed and cleaned grounds at l.f. fender area. I got a used module for 120.00, new was 700.00. It will be a few weeks before im stone sure it's fixed, since we THOUGHT it was fixed a...
1998 Dodge Ram 3500 8.0L engine
I would like to thank everyone who responded to our post. Tory from Idaho hit the nail on the head. # 7 cylinder wrist pin was loose on one side of the piston. Replace piston, rings and bearings, had connecting rod checked out. Re assembled and all is good. Ag...
1980 Fiat 124 Spider 2.0L Stall VIN: 124CS00016
Sorry for the delay but got sidetracked on the profitable cars for awhile. Unplugged the TPS and have been driving the vehicle and the problem hasen't returned. Is it fixed or is it playing possum for awhile?? Don't know yet but put a new TPS in it and the cus...
1982 Ford LTD Crown Victoria 5.0L Dies on cold startup VIN: 2FABP35F7C
After taking the carb off and rebuilding it we noticed and removed a small piece of carbon in a passage that bled off the control vaccum rod. The car starts and the venturris stay closed like they are supposed to. I guess from now on i'll just tell anyone that...
1994 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L Hesitation VIN: 1FDEE14H2R
Had 4 people reply. Check injectors--they tested good. Cross fire from wrongly routed wires---they are routed correctly. Vacuum leak---had no leak. Clean MAF sensor---don't have one, have MAP sensor which is reading correctly. The 'miss' happens so infrequentl...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L radio and windows VIN: 2FMDA5142T
I had 1 reply to check the drivers door switch. The switch was plugged in and functioning properly. When the vehicle was in the shop it was working properly. The next day a recieved a call that the radio was staying on again. The customer chose not to spend an...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L driveline VIN: 1FMRU18W9W
Hi Everyone, We balanced and straightened new drive shaft and problem was fixed. Thanks for all your help. Don
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14V4Y
ok we checked compression same in all cylinders, we s changed the coil pack didnt help in any way , the wierd part is you can drive the treuck for days and nothing happens but when it does it loses power and we just cant seam to make it act up when we are in t... Trouble codes: P0305.
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTRX18WX1
after all testing confirmed pcm replacement costermer declined repair do to cost of pcm did inform him delaying repair could cost more money
2002 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L all VIN: 1FMYU7BE92
Well, thanks for the help guys. I called this cust. yesterday and he told me there were no noises after about 700 miles. Previously the noises would come back in about 100 or less. One thing I forgot in my original help request was that I had already tried a b...
1991 Jeep Wrangler Renegade 4.0L engine VIN: 2J4FY69S8M
Thank you all for the help, Turns out this customer had a rebuilt engine in this Jeep and he is going to take the rig back to the builder. I never did get to the cause of the noise.
1991 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L ABS Pump Module VIN: 1J4FJ78S8M
Yes there is a factory warranty / recall for this vehicles ABS system. We took it to the dealership and they repaired it under warranty. Thanks for the info. Brad
1998 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1J4FY29P2W
Hello to all. Thanks to Ron [...], and Ron@ChevyTec for the responses. Sure enough we have to replace the engine. A lifter in the fourth cylinder was shot and mushroomed probably due to a bad cam lobe or vice versa. The lifter was collapsed (he... Trouble codes: P0320, P1391.
1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Engine VIN: 1070441204
As I'm only able to work on this betwixt and between, I'll have to close this at this time to meet iatn standards, but will post the final fix when I get there. Many thanks to all who responded, especially David in Texas, who called me with a good primer on di...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA29G0W
I believe we have fixed the problem - if not we know where exactly we need to go. The air injection port on the driver side cylinder head was plugged. We added a potent cleaning solution and it cleared it all out. we have ran the car for a few days and it appe... Trouble codes: P0410 (Air induction system).
1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1MELM6240T
Hi all, 10 quick replies and 8 said check suspension and 1 response concerning the lower balljoints. Lower balljoint WAS the problem but as the reply stated, normal testing of the balljoint shows them as good, ie: no play. But when jacked up at the control a...
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST 2.0L oil pump gasket VIN: 4A3AX55F2V
OK, here's the deal... It turns out that this engine was installed at the Mitsubishi dealership but is not a factory rebuilt. Also, the balance shafts have been eliminated which was cause for much confusion. This engine has an aftermarket front cover which h...
2001 Mitsubishi Chariot 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: N84W013526
I have to close due to time. Car have not return yet but as soon as I got it fix will give you guys a detail report. anyway thank you for many who replied. Trouble codes: P0173 (Fuel trim malfunction Bank 2).
1987 Oldsmobile Calais 2.5L Exchaust Valve
Removed valve spring and inspected valve. Valve would go up and down but if you turned the valve it would stick in the guide. I should of had new guids and valve job when I had head off. Owner dosn't want to fix car. Thanks for all the replies, was vary needed...
1996 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L No Start VIN: 1G3GR62C1T
Well we had no luck fixing this car.did replaced the starter because of high current draw which did make the engine turn over faster but still had hard starting-turns over a few more times than normal-tryed replacing both crank sensors and the ignition module-...
2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L airbag light on VIN: 1GHDX23E81
Thanks to all that responded. After the owner returned vehicle from weekend use, I pulled the airbag fuse to disarm system (SDM will hold 36 volt charge for 1 minute). Then I disonncted the drivers pretensionor connecter under front of seat. After connecting a...
1992 Saab 9000 S 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3CK55B6N
After two days of hair pulling diagnostics the gremlin is gone. This was a rare one. It was the EZK box. A special, special thanks to Anders [...] for a lot of extended help and follow up info. He does more than just switch parts to remedy the issue at h...
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L Speedometer VIN: 4S3BG6851X
Just about every one came to the same conclusion aabout this fix. Speedo head, I have found a used unit and I am going to attempt the swap when it arrives, I will update if the head doesn't fix the problem. Thank you for the replies.
1995 Toyota T100 3.4L noise VIN: JT4VD22E7S
Most of the replies were for the crossover pipe going behind the engine. We installed a couple of clamps on the shield on that pipe and the customer reports noise is gone. This noise would only happen under certain driving conditions (load and temperature) so ...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG12K6T
thank you everyone for all your help. the fixed turned out to be the egr vacuum modulator - had slight pin hole in it and not allowing enough flow. thanks to everyone! i appreciate it Trouble codes: P0401.
2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L rotors VIN: 5TBBT4416Y
Thank you to all that responded many good helps. Michael with his policy of not allowing any more than .001' runout on any barke job. Brad saying approx. 65% fix with the larger calipers. Mark with Phase matching. Curt with the cutting of the backing plate. An...
1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L temp gauge
Sorry for the delay in posting fix, hard to get the car back to work on it. After all the replies (6) I found the sender. I switched it out but the gauge still did not work. I then went to the gauge itself in the dash. It seems that there were others here befo...
1995 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWFA81H7R
First of all thanks for all the replies they helped me to think the problem through. I know now that we had two problems. One that it came in with and one that somebody created for us. The power supply relay part #357 906 381 a was working at times. The custom...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPH63B12
Guess this is a case of lazy diagnosis. The crankcase vent hose was broken across the front of the intake manifold. Gary [...] says he's had fuel issues in Colorado that respond to purging. Still ... Trouble codes: 17544 (sporadic lean running both banks), 17546.
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