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1987 Acura Legend L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA3253H
i need some help from veteran acura tech!!! the check engine lite on for a few seconds koeo. then the moment the engine starts the cel on all the time. no codes will come at led on computer. the led goes out as soon as engine starts , and only goes on while wh...
1992 Acura Vigor GS 2.5L drive axle? VIN: JH4CC2656N
Good Morning! This Vigor will not move in any gear. Makes a deafening grinding noise whenever running, which gets worse whenever any gear is selected. Noise is similar to when a transmission is shifted into park whenever the car is still moving, only much wor...
1992 Acura Vigor GS 2.5L starter VIN: JH4CC2654N
Need some info on how to R & R the starter on this.Mitchell says 1hr labor and no detailed instructions in the repair section on how to R & R.Called a friend who uses All-data-The same labor time and no info.It looks to me like the intake manifold needs to com...
1988 BMW 750iL 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGC8315J
Vehicle goes into EML/limp mode whenever it is accelerated briskly. It will do this sitting still or moving. I can turn off, let system reset and drive as long as I do not try to accelerate. I can slowly take it up to 100 and it feels quite strong. I can do th...
1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L Flex plate? VIN: WBAGF8324V
Vehicle has a clanging sound when starting up and also when idling when warmed up.It sounds just as if there were a crack in the flex plate. We took the transmission out thinking the flex plate was cracked but flywheel and flex plate look good. The only thing ...
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L transmision or diferential VIN: 3AVEV39253
this beemer was left without running for 6 months. they start using and the customer felt like is the abs was working on the rear wheels at certain speed and rpmīs (between 40 and 60 miles per hour and 2000 rpms) without stepping on the break pedal. so to star...
1982 Buick Century Limited 3.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4AL27E5C
Can get car to run great in the bay but will not accelerate under load. Mc readings are all over the place, one minute it will be lean then go rich. Have tried the troubleshooting tree for an 83 model and the dwell readings change from one side to the other ma... Trouble codes: 44 (Lean Exhaust)
1997 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance 4.6L splash shield VIN: 1G6KE52Y1V
Customer complains of loss of power steering or lock up when he drives in heavy rain or through puddle - There is no undercarriage splash guard over the power steering belt - but there is on the other side - Is something missing - I see no previous application...
1988 Chevrolet Celebrity 2.8L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1G1AWS1W7J
Hi all, this Celebrity came in as a no start & no spark with good fuel pressure. After having the module test good and assuming the coils wouldnt all go bad at the same time I guessed that the crank sensor failed and installed a new one. Now I have good spark ...
1991 Chevrolet C3500 Silverado 5.7L front brakes VIN: 1GBJC34K8M
this truck has me baffled, it came in pulling to the left when brakes are applied; i checked tires and air pressure, ok and they are brand new michelins. i then took a look at pads and calipers, it felt to me like there was a slight drag at left front so i rep...
1992 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: UNKNOWN
this 1992 s10 blazer with 4.3L Vortec begins cutting out very badly and will die while driving.It only happens after driving for a while.When it begins missing I've tried putting it in neutral but that does'nt help.If I turn the ignition off then start it back...
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start VIN: 2GCEK19R8T
It started not starting cold and gradually went to not starting warm. It will always start with starting fluid. The fuel pressure is low according to specs of 60-66 but I tested another identical truck and it had 56 psi and ran good. The injectors look good cr...
1996 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Unknown VIN: 1GCEK14R8T
4l60E trans. no 2nd gear. trans feels good. dropped pan, inspected and no bad material in it. fluid seems good. no codes. Put gear shift selector in 3rd or 4th, to start driving (so there is no confusion here that its starting in 3 or 4) and 1st gear feels goo...
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L convertor VIN: 1GNEK13R0V
We are a Honda shop and this is my neighbor's Tahoe. My neighbor drove the truck home from the service shop (about 100 miles). The next day the truck would stall whenever it was put into gear. It was towed to my shop where I discovered that the wiring harness ...
2001 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L trac VIN: 1G1JC12441
scan ecm found [...] tps tps was found to be working perfect.mil lights and trac lights together.can clear ecm but they come back on and transmission shift hard. thanks for any help. joe
1991 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L possible computer VIN: 1CXC66R4MD
hello, i have this 91 new yorker that was towed in with no start. If you added carb cleaner it would try to start. after the pump was replaced it would run for 5 to 10 seconds then shut off. It appears that the injectors are shutting down and then the engine d...
1993 Chrysler LeBaron 3.0L Alternator and wiring harness VIN: 1C3XA363PF
Hello everyone!! Customer's LaBaron burst into flames at the gas station. They put it out and had it towed here. Why? WE WERE THE LAST SHOP TO TOUCH IT ! ! The alternator and it's wiring harness are badly burned. It looks to me (the untrained eye) that the ...
1995 Chrysler LHS 3.5L ABS Module VIN: 2C3HC56F4S
This car sets code 32 "LR speed sensor circuit failure" as soon as it runs self test. See testing and results for list of tests run. I have also run the ATM tests with snappy scanner, passed all tests. I also volt dropped the powers and grounds. All tested les...
1997 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L fog lights, headlights, parking, and turn signals VIN: 1C4GP64LXU
This one is a long shot. But I was wondering if anyone else had run into this problem on one of these. The customer had problems with the fog lights getting dim and not working. I found the fuse #22 in the under hood box is blown because of a short in circuit ...
1997 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GP54L1V
OK... Thought this one would be easy, hell 3.8s are pattern fail children arent they? Towed in, no RPM signal. Crank sensor open, zero signal. Install new crank sensor, fires up and runs great. Customer pickes up, drives away, gets towed back in an hour later.... Trouble codes: P1391, P0352 (Coil Primary Driver 2 Problem), P0300 (Random Cylinder Misfire)
1989 Dodge B350 5.9L Steering Wheel
I feel kind of silly posting something that should be so simple, but it's one of those things that can drive you nuts. Customer complained of the steering wheel being hard to turn when the vehicle is hot, at a stop and in gear. A few months before the P/S gea...
1999 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1B3EJ56H9X
Car will cut out and stall/stumble on acceleration while driving down the road at any speed. When my boss drove it cut out right away, but started right up. When I drove it with scanner on it started stumbling so I pulled over without it stalling and watched t...
2000 Dodge Caravan 2.4L No Start VIN: 2B4FP25B14
Need Help - This van came towed in with a no start condition and a code p1391 stored in memory. In the scanner data mode the cmp/ckp sensor would come out of sync and the 2 sensors would alternate with a lost signal. Individual checks on the sensors checking f... Trouble codes: P1391 (intermittent ckp/cmp signal)
1979 Ford E-250 Econoline 7.5L No Start VIN: E24AHDH967
Hello Group, I submit this with humility. I hope there are some Ford techs out there that have seen this before! The van came in as a long crank when cold. Immediately I noticed the van had plenty of fuel thanks to the smell when I began to crank it. Choke c...
1986 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FABP22X6G
this car will stumble/misfire/passout(does'nt die) occassionally.have looked at all i can think of,and thought a ford guru somewhere will recognise the symptom. usually happens when warmed up thoroughly,but has happened cold a few times. thanks in advance.
1996 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1FMCU24XXT
Hi guys. I have a 96 Explorer 4X4 that is giving us some trouble. The truck will only move in 4 lo. When I switch it to 4 auto or 2wd, the tranfercase has no output to either drive shaft. The 4wd indicator lights do work inconjunction with what position the 4w...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJW36F8V
hello all diesel techs, I need help with this one. good cust. had truck towed in because it would not start(when it was happening there was no wait to start light and the glow plug relay would click rapidly.) i had him swap relays with anoth in fuse box but wa... Trouble codes: P0605, P0198 (eot sensor high), P0603 (internal ctrl mod kam error)
1998 Ford Mustang 3.8L parking brake VIN: 1FAFP4043W
this vehicle failed state inspection because parking brake was not holding car under acceleration, over 1 grand rpm. You could hear parking brake trying to hold but wouldn't. This has the automatic adjuster system and I observed the hand lever while operating ...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34X6X
car came in first time with a misfire #3 plug was not firing but looked fine so i replaced plug and ran fine. came back 4 months later with same problem same cylinder so i replaced all plugs and wires. did fine for three months same problem raplced plugs again... Trouble codes: P0303, P0304
1995 Honda Passport LX 3.2L long crank cold
car has to crank long time when cold fuel pressure is ok and holds
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1HGCG3142W
this vehicle has been left with me, with intermintant no start, it has done it for the owner and his wife,a number of occasions the last 30 days but it has not done it in the shop yet (murphys driveability law) we have spark tester and fuel pressure guage hoo...
2002 Honda S2000 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMP1142T0
Hello All, We put clutch in this car. While test driving the MIL light came on. It set a PO141 Secondary O2 heater malfunction. Checked circuit and found heater circuit in O2 bad. Replaced O2 and cleared codes. After test driving the MIL came back on. It set ... Trouble codes: P0135 (Primary O2 Heater system malfunction), P0141 (Secondary O2 Heater Malfuction)
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L l\front crash sensor VIN: 1LNLM97V4T
air bag light flashes and then stays on code 1942 sets every time replaced l\front crash sensor still same code with my scanner hooked up both crash senors show p- air bag 1.84 [...] .17 to.25 d- airbag 1.79 [...] .17 bracket 0.0 v batt 13.5 dont know...
1997 Mazda B2300 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4CR12A3U
Scanned vechicle for codes has code p1443 reset code and test drove came back i dont have any info on this vechicle and was hoping for some input thanks in advance Trouble codes: P1443 (Manufacter Control Axiliary Emissions Control)
1988 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Misfire VIN: WDBDA28D6J
this car came in with a burned exhaust valve on cyl # 2. we removed the head changed the one valve and reseated all the other valves, new seals and we put it back together. the car started and ran good on idle, but it misfires under intial load, and when tryin...
1952 MG TD .0L wiring VIN: 8734814673
Hi Guys I desperatly need a wiring diagram for this car, especially for the ignition system(key switch and coil). someone has done a wonderful job of rewiring with one color of wiring. If anyone can e-mail me one, I will surely post it for all to see. If you ...
1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JA3XE74C9N
when the turbo failed the induction systym filled whith oil.we had to replace plugs and air filter to get it started.idle was fine when first started.when we drove it it lacked power,had black smoke from tail pipes and seemed to burn a lot of gas.we have check...
1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JA3AM54J1R
hi guys.this car wont idle after engine hot.idles ok cold.we cleaned throttle body first time it came in for this complaint.worked fine for about one day,then started diing again.second time in cleaned iac motor and port.idle was fine for about one day again.n...
1993 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire, INTERMITENTLY VIN: JN1EJ01F5P
this car is beating us up . customer complaint; miss when cold miss intermitentlt when accelerating hot or cold. i was able to identify the miss fire when cold and replaced 1 fuel injector with a factory one .this almost eliminated the cold idle miss but not c... Trouble codes: 34 (knock sensor circuit)
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L abs VIN: JN8AR05Y6V
Hello Nissan Techs, I have pulled a Code 17 (Deceleration sensor or G sensor). I cleared the code. I suspect an intermittent problem. Has anyone replaced these sensors and where is it located? Thanks!
1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.3L No Start VIN: 1G3AG54NXP
fuel pump will not turn on-check for voltage at fuel pump connector-had battery voltage for three seconds-then 0 voltage-which indicated bad fuel pump-changed fuel pump-same results-if i energize fuel pump test connector,fuel pump will run continuously-the boo...
1993 Plymouth Grand Voyager LE 3.3L limp mode VIN: 1P4GH54R2P
Trying to see if anyone out there has any ideas on this condition. Vehicle has 2 main problems. Transmission goes into limp mode and severe cut-out on acceleration that will most of the times cause tach and speedometer to drop out. Customer had installed a rem...
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NE52T2X
I got this one the day I got back from vacation (yes...off to a bad start). Another tech in our shop had looked at it with my father (the shop owner) and found thousands of misfires recorded in data history on cylinders #3 and #4. A injector pressure drop test... Trouble codes: 0300 (Random misfire)
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NE12T4B
Help everyone we checked codes and had a p1441 Purge flow deteced during non purge. we have 9%purge flow @ idle my question is should we have any purge @ idle. the ecm is comanding purge at idle because we have power and a flashing groung at purge soloniod.we ... Trouble codes: P1441
2000 Pontiac Montana 3.4L MIL Lamp on, fuel gauge erradic VIN: 1GMDX03E6Y
Van came in with fuel gauge inoperative and or erratic service engine light on also. Found trouble code PO463 Fuel level sender circuit high voltage. Found TSB for related system says that the C305 connector behing drivers seat may become corroded or pins may ... Trouble codes: P0463
1992 Saab 9000 S 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3CK58B3N
Have tried to flash check engine light for codes. My information says , koeo ground diagnostic terminal mil will flash remove ground and mil will flash codes. I think this may not be correct as I have not yet seen it work. I would like confirmation if this the...
1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L a/t m.i.l. VIN: YS3DF78N3V
Hello SAAB Techs - This 900 Turbo is giving us M.I.L.s but no codes are being stored. Intermittently, the "Check Gearbox" light comes on, followed by the "Check Engine" light. Both lights will stay on for a few seconds and then go off until the next time. Some...
2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EF48Z2Y
Need help from the Saab techs on this one. Vehicle stalled on highway doing 55-60mph.Checked for codes and these were found P0336,P0337,P0173,P1320. Tested the crank position sensor, had glitch in waveform pattern and at times, did not have one. Replaced the s... Trouble codes: P0173 (o2 signal), P1320 (undoummented), P0337 (crankshaft position sensor), P0336 (crankshaft position sensor lose of input)
1996 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L torqe control VIN: 4S3B6855T7
vehicle came to us from trans shop after thier repair did not resolve problem.vehicle has a trans temp light flashing code 16(torqe signal interupted to ecm)and a driveability problem of vehicle feels like its binding on sharp turns.problem is only there when ...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S38G6857W
To start with this customer came in with a complaint of a poor idle condition, like it was running on 3 cylinders, and the check engine lignt on. We never got to duplicate the problem. We also had a code related to engine crank sensor. With the help of aldata ... Trouble codes: P1507
1986 Toyota MR2 GT 1.6L cooling fans VIN: 1J2AW15C5G
cooling fan system, relays ,fuses all function properly.from what i can determine from the limited info our data base has the fans are controled by the ac amplifier. replaced the amplifier but fans still run on high with key on.what am i missing?
1989 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L No Start VIN: JT3FJ62G9K
Hi guys, Before I spend a bunch more time and money, I thought this might be a good time to ask for help. Not real familliar with these old toyotas. Power on both sides of injector harness. I have traced wiring for shorts, high resistance. Have not found any...
1996 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L transfer case VIN: JT3HT05J3W
anyone have any ideas..customer stated transfer case shitfing into neatural and truck would not move..just before this would happen he would hear a grinding sound like gears meashing. he might have to drive for a day or 2 before it would repeat..
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L brake rotor VIN: 4TAVL52N7W
hello: everybody I need help,I have a problem with toyota tacoma.custumer came in asking for front brake job becouse he feel vibration at the brake pedal.custumer brought brake pads.I replaced brake pads and machining the brake rotors. two week later customer ...
2002 Toyota Prius 1.5L engine/electric
Sorry for lack of info, my wife's car. We've had it a month now. She took a long drive and then I started it up a few minutes later to go for a drive, while sitting in the driveway I got "mechanics face". There was a knocking sound from the engine, loud. It wa...
1959 Volkswagen bug 1.3L generator VIN: VW12101411
Hi I have a 59 vw bug that has a 12.volt system I have a two wire generator. when this car came to me the wires for the generator were melted the customer just pulled the wires out when he saw the smoke. I believe the generator is fron the early seventies. I h...
1988 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: YU1FX8749J
I replaced a broken vacuum tee above the steering column. When I removed the knee bolster, a virtual jungle of wires was found that were part of a poorly installed alarm system and cell phone. Replacing the tee was impossible without disturbing this mess. The ...
2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L SRS light VIN: YV1TS94D21
With VADIS we have intermittent code SRS-00D6. VADIS gives two possible causes: 1) an open-circuit in the can cable or 2)a defective central electronic module. Help!

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1998 Audi A4 2.8L Compressor Clutch VIN: WAUGD28D5W
We finally were able to duplicate the problem on a consistent enough basis to diagnose it. All of the temperature sensors were drifting out of range and the only things they share are the processor and the ground. We were able to isolate the instrument cluster...
1990 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1G1YY2387L
One suggestion was check for a bad TPS, a dead spot at idle or near idle or it could be out of adjustment. Ours checked ok. Another suggestion was bad battery, the battery in not handling the the electrical loads of a/c & cooling fans kicking on, the voltage d...
1992 Chevrolet S10 4.3L No Start
12 of 13 replies were right on the money! The fuel pressure was not high enough to open poppets on the CPI system. This was the 4th fuel pump installed in this truck . There is a w or a z code in the sn. and the parts store listing did not specify untill asked...
1993 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNDU061L7
i'm sorry this took so long to close i just finished it today. the owner baught a new vehicle so he he weren't in a hurry so it was my spare time work. i checked all the grounds when it would die which took along time cause it died whenever it felt like it. ... Trouble codes: 47 (uart link problem), 56 (qdm 2 problem history code), 61 (cruise control vent history code).
1996 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14W9T
Suggestions were; cap ( already replaced twice ), connections @ camshaft position sensor (didn't change any), check cam sensor signal (some times had square wave - sometimes not). Replaced cam sensor with GM part ( had already replaced distributor twice with a... Trouble codes: P0340 (camshaft position sensor problem), P0300 (random misfire).
1997 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDX03E2V
I had three replies. Two said to replace the VSS and one said to check the wiring at the sensor. On some the GMs the wiring can rub on the axle and chaf the wires. Nothing showed up so I visited with the customer about it and he saided to try a new VSS. So far... Trouble codes: P0502, P0503.
1996 Dodge B1500 5.2L alternator VIN: 2B6HB21Y1T
sorry for the late closure of this issue. we have been having computer trouble. hopefully the problem is solved. thanks to everyone that replied. most were very helpful, especially jim [...] of peoria electric. i installed the transpo regulator as he recommen...
1993 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Convertor VIN: 1FTDF15Y5P
Thanks for all the info & time taken by the four who replied. The customer did not bring the truck back as he was supposed to so I have no fix but just wanted to express my gratitude.
1995 Ford Explorer Expedition 4.0L abs solonoid/valve VIN: 1FMCU24X6S
Well another frustrating vehicle on the road again operating properly.I removed the differential cover to take another look. From the initial appearance it was perfect.So I pulled the carrier right out and from a side view you could see the exciter ring was cr...
1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L electric shift 4wd VIN: 1FMOU34X4S
Thanks to those who posted replies. First motor we got from Ford was wrong. We recognized a difference in the pigtail when we picked up the part and brought it to the attention of the counter person. They said that that was the only part available and he went ...
1995 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.9L koer code 213 VIN: 1FTHE24Y7S
Sorry for the delay. Being this is a fleet vehicle, they needed it ASAP. They said this van will still run hot on longer highway runs. If they use it for short runs or just around town, it's fine. It's been back for an oil change, but they needed it back right... Trouble codes: 213 (koer spout circuit open).
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L ft.4x4 will not engauge but all indiactor lights w VIN: 1FMFU18L2V
thanks guys but nothing helped mainly my fault i did not give the corect info.problem is still a problem.i im not getting any vaccume to the axel diaphram.the fork is fine it will lock-up manuelly.need help
1997 Ford Aspire 1.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KNJLT05H6V
Hi Guys, Well this one is history. The ignition coil was the culpret,[apparently weak] Other sugestions were MAF sensor, MAF intake tube loose or cracked,Fuel pressure,& TPS sensor all of which checked OK. Changed distributor with a known good one and bingo! p...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Radio, starter VIN: 1FMPU18LXX
Thank you to all that responded. The problemed turned out to be the starter relay or solenoid as some would call it. The problem happened after it was warm and found by tapping on the relay, the radio would come on, but when going to crank would loose contact ...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDWW36S9X
Thanks to all that replied! I pulled the plugs again and found one cylinder on the drivers side that was black with soot from misfiring. Unfortunately I was in a hurry removing them and didn't notice which cylinder it came out of. I installed a new plug,and al...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Clutch VIN: 1FMCU04141
I thank you all for your input. First thing we did was try a new TPS, Problem still there. Next we jumpered the high press. switch. Vehicle still acted the same. Then we jumpered the low press. cycle switch. Then a/c clutch stayed engaged. WOTcutoff was acting...
1996 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.0L MIL Lamp on, Harsh trans engage VIN: 2GTEC19M1T
Bottom line is whether crow tastes better with ketchup or salsa verde... 8() Indeed the KS module had not been transferred to the replacement PCM. Being this was the first PCM replacement that I have done where no outside services were needed (Reflash), I ... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor circuit), P1864 (TCC circuit).
2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L evap VIN: JHMCB66861
thanks to you who took the time to read and repied to this post. i got (3) repies that said that this is a normal function of the evap system. (1) that said that some years have purge valve problems and the dealer is performing a goodwill repair. my local deal...
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJJGAED4A
Hi guys, i am closing this post without a definite fix. First a must thank all of you who took the time to reply. In particular Michael [...] who mention the problem with the wds and different discs to use and precaution to take for the programing of this ve... Trouble codes: 1242 (tps high output), 1229 (trotle circuit malfunction), PEC0S.
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L cooling fan relay VIN: 1J4GW58S4X
Well thanks to the 20 people who took the time to answer my question.I'm one of those guys that doesn't believe in cutting holes in things either so We removed the face bar cover and there it was.What a wonderful spot for a cooling fan relay!We changed it and ...
1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L temp controls
thanks to those of you who offered your help. as all of you suggested it was the expansion valve, though personally I just couldn't believe a 'new' lexus expansion valve could be bad. As suggested I pulled down the lower housing and saw the suction line from t...
2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Hesitation VIN: 1LNHM82WXY
Thank you guys, I really appreciate what your input to solve the problem. I service the transmission as you've said( MErcom V) and it did it. I call back the customer and inquired about it and said that the shifting was a little slower than before. I the custo...
1998 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L cam VIN: 1G2NE52EXX
Thanks for all the info on this engine, we are going to replace the block and install an aftermarket solid cam, this should take care of it.
1996 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3CF68M9T
Sorry for the late post on this one but as is often the case, our customer hasn't brought the car back to us for further diagnostics and/or repair. We did recieve some good ideas from the group; on Saabs, it's important to use NGK plugs(BCPR6ES-11 or BCPR7ES-1... Trouble codes: P0441 (Evap low flow), P0300 (random misfire).
1990 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L No Start VIN: 4S3BJ6325L
I got several very helpful replies to this post. Four mentioned that the cam and crank sensors are notorious failure items on these vehicles. Kansas helped me get back to basics without my scope by having me test the sensors with a dvom for a 'generaged' volta...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTD81H4T
Well the over all fix for this request is a burned out bulb. The MIL light sits between the 'battery' light and the 'Brake' light. To get to the light is faily easy. Remove both panels just on the sides of the cluster. The left side has two peices to pop off, ...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRAB1H6X
Finally closed with a fix. Customer was on vacation for awhile, then brought back in to have us look at it again. Ended up testing all of the EVAP Systems again, ended up finding gas cap that was aftermarket doesn't work on this VW, put OEM gas cap on it and i... Trouble codes: P0442.
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L compressor VIN: 3VWCC21C2Y
I wanted to say thanks to David [...] who is the only one to reply. Replied twice. Anyways, the vehicle left and never returned with the problem still occurring. We don't have a VAG tester and evidently it is very important in testing this condition. Thanks a...
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