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1993 Audi 100 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WAUCJ04AXP
Hello again fellow techs. I have this Audi 100 quattro here with one of the ZF 4HP-18 automatics in it. We are struggling to find any technical info on this unit. It has been rebuilt by a local tranny shop due to erratic/harsh operation. It is still showing so...
1993 BMW 325i 2.5L Electric windows VIN: WBACB3315P
Looking for the location of the "Auto Cutout" unit that Mitchell says is located "left side of IP". Power for the windows goes from the Comfort Relay to the Window Module in the drivers door. I am loosing power between the two and need to find this "Auto Cuto...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBADD6322W
This Bimmer has a very intermittant power loss and stall. Will immediately restart and have no symtoms, no misfire, stumble, smoke, just purrs like a kitten. Fuel pressure stays steady. Scan data seems good. It almost feels like traction control may be signali...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Hesitation VIN: WBAAM3339X
Don't laugh, but I have a small noise off idle, seems to come from intake manifold. Sounds like a small horn with a rag in it going off ie: honk. Can't seem to find what's making the noise. thanks jim
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)
1994 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L No Start VIN: 21.353
We have a 1994 eldo when starting engine starts runs for 2 seconds then shuts off no injector pulse but spark is ok we keep getting map sensor codes but i believe thats from the engine dieing tryed a nother computer same thing any info would be a great help
1992 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL54T5N
This car will start and idle for a short period of time before it starts to cut out and ultimately stall. If you put it in gear it stalls immediately. For about 15 seconds after start up it will idle perfectly and rev up with no problems. If at this time you s... Trouble codes: 42 (esc problem)
1995 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GCGC24F4F
Customer has been complaining about an intermittant problem with vehicle, after start, up either when cold or warm, this vehicle has a bad hesitation on acceleration and 1-3 times a day it will stall about a block or two after start up, but always seems to res... Trouble codes: 78 (wastegate solenoid problem)
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...
1999 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 7.4L a/c system VIN: 1GNGK26J2X
Hi, this truck is a real hairpuller. Customer had repairs done in another shop out of town and it worked for a month or so. We have recharged it 3 times in the last 2 months and it continually comes back in a week or 2 low on freon and not cooling. We have che...
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 Astro 4.3L Interior VIN: 1GCDM19WXY
hello gm boys this one has me in a fix.whats happening is the dome lights are staying on all the time what we have found is the courtesy lamp relay will time out , but the inavertant power relay will not un-latch it-self from the bcm. with the tech2 all door s...
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
1993 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1B4GH44RXP
This van has stalled on the customer , several times. Then won't restart until it cools off , or sits for a couple hours. I've had the van for three weeks . I let it idle several hours . I drive it for parts , too the bank... Runs great ! I checked fuel pressu...
1994 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L compressor VIN: 1B4GH54L4R
ac compressor keeps burning up ac clutch
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L sterring rack
Customer brought vehicle in because of excessive center play in the steering, checked all components(tie-rods,and steering shaft) all area tight,play in in the gear box.The car drives fine, customer says that they just sort of noticed that the play increased. ...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Surge VIN: 1B7KC23691
Hi every one I am not much of a disal tec so bear with me this guy drives this truck acrost the country weekly when the truck is good and hot going at a seedy speed around 6065 mph the truck will surge just enofe for you to feel looking at the tac you can see ... Trouble codes: P0216
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L timming belt VIN: 1FALP6535W
It all started the ford contour came in on a hook died on freeway. We pushed the contour in the shop pulled the timming cover and the belt was broken. The plastic idler pulleys froze up and flatened out on one side and of corse broke the belt. So we sell idler...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTRX18L3W
customer complains of poor fuel economy, used to get approx. 500 miles from a tank of fuel, now getting 240-250 miles per tank.
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L rear driveline VIN: 1FTNW21F82
Hey guys I have a 2002 f250 4wd powerstroke with auto this truck has a vibration only on take off I removed rear driveshaft and drove vibration was gone reinstalled rear driveline jacked rear end up and powerbraked on jack stands driveshaft shakes when vibrati...
1994 GMC Sonoma SLE 4.3L Surge VIN: 1GTCS19W3R
Hi all. I have inhehearted a problem child from another shop. They have installed a rebiult motor, the engine oil cooler lines let go, destroying the original motor. Cust states that since the motor was installed, it has been a complete dog, no power whatsoeve...
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L alb light on VIN: JHMCB35400
Hi everybody, i have this honda accord that has the ALB light on all the time and the speedometer is not working, i believe there is a link between each others, i tested the four sensors at the wheels, there is ohms for all (around 610 ohms for front and 1320 ...
1989 Isuzu Amigo S 2.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JAACR01E8K
Okay, Isuzu Gurus, here's one for you. This Amigo limped in here under it's own power, but died at every stop. It will run if you keep the throttle open and the engine at around 3500 RPM, but dies if you let the throttle close like you shut the key off. It run... Trouble codes: 12 (System OK)
1996 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L No ECM communication VIN: JACDJ58V2T
Hi Isuzu tech, This trooper runs great but I can not communicate with the ecm for emission testing. I've tried several scan tools and I have power and a good ground at the data connector. The vehicle has a 2/96 build date. Any thoughts?
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L remote trans VIN: SAJDA23C5Y
Replaced battery for this jaguar about 2 weeks ago. Customer says remote transmitter inop. I am looking for any info on how to code or learn the remote transmiter to function with car. Battery voltage in remote transmitters okay. Searched M.O.D and Jtis no inf...
1990 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L Master Cylinder--replaced with standard brake m/c- VIN: 1J4FJ78L3L
This vehicle was brought to us for pads and shoes. We also found and repaired the Lh rear wheel cylinder and the right rear axle seal. The Master cylinder was also leaking out against the brake booster -so that got changed. The Problem is low pedal and poor b...
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2J4FY29PXV
this jeep is being difficult, after jeep is hot it will drop out under accel and come right back up. it completely losses power and will some times do it a couple times in a row like a bucking horse. when this happens the weird thing is the fuel gauge drops to...
2000 Kia Carnival 2.9L Mechanical VIN: KNAUP75251
Engine brought to our shop from sister shop out of the vehicle. This is a Europeon spec vehicle but I'm told it may be the same as the Kia Serento in the US. Problem: Water in Oil. Engine Block looks good, bearings/pistons sleeves all look fine. Aluminum hea...
2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Misfire VIN: SALLNABB8Y
rudling at idle
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1549Y
This vehicle has a reported rough idle. We tuned the engine as owner had no idea as to when it was last done. Plugs, air filter, fuel filter, clean intake has been performed. Turns out she says it only has a rough idle after approx. 20 minutes of driving. We c...
1996 Lincoln Town Car Anniversary 4.6L steering VIN: 1LNLM82W7T
This car is in a GM dealer with what feels lke full power steering assist at 50 and up mph. Customer states almost wrecked on there way home the other night. Sent vehicle to local ford dealer said it was a bad intermidate shaft and bad control arm.could not ge...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SEL 3.8L ignition switch
HI Mercedes Techs, Hoping you can steer me in the right direction, as I am not too familiar w Benz's. CUstomer shut the car off and found he could not restart the car. The key will come out, but it will not turn to any other positions. The front wheels are lo...
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...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Air vents VIN: WDBDA29DXL
Hi Techs: Center vent is cold while side vents are hot. This is not a dual temperature system. In fact, it is a manual A/C heater syst. I checked Mitchell but it has little or no info on mercedes. Since I don't work on many M.Benz I am not very familiar with t...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBGA51E9S
Hello, all have here a new customer towed in from local dealership,customer is out of town and I have yet to reach him,but before he sent the car my way,he stated he was at a car wash and as he started to leave the engine died and would not restart. the code i... Trouble codes: 17 (can communication), 38 (with baum scanner can reception from ez1)
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L a/c system VIN: WDBHA22E9S
Found problem with a/c push button panel (fried). Like to know if any you guys know where to find a used one or rebuild for a decent price, car is for used car lot, just trying to help a soul, your help is appreciated.
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF55F1T
This vehicle is a puzzler. The engine runs well. The only code obtained with an OBDII scan is P0170 with a freeze frame data for LTFT of -14.8%. After replacement of the MAF sensor and two long drives, fuel trim did not budge. Customer drove car for 1200 miles... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel Trim Malfunction Bank 1), P0134 (O2 Circuit no activity detected), P0131 (O2 Circuit low voltage), 052 (Self Adaptation lower partial load too lean)
1994 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L No Start VIN: 4M2DV1WORD
Have a 1994 Villager that came in initally with a drivability problem. The van would surge or felt like a miss if you depressed the throttle at cruise speed. Also, it would cut off if you turned the steering wheel at a stop. Test drove to varify complaint, whi...
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L speedometer VIN: 1MELM50U0V
when driving car speedometer will drop off and car will down shift engine rpm doen,t change,car looses power and then will run fine for a while. i'm looking at speed sensor,you get glitch but no change in mph rearing on scan tool.
1995 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Cuts out VIN: 4A3AJ56G4S
can't figure this one out no codes masflow within specs and runs smooth at idle. When acc starts to blg and hesitate. Unplug maf and car runs great on and off idle untill you put in drive. then starts cutting out. Plugs good wires good. Replaced maf and nothin...
1980 Other European Corniche 412CID heater blower
Hello all Rolls-Royce experts, I have a Corniche here with an intermittent blower fan operation. Sometimes it will work (usually cold), then stop, but lately they just won't work at all. This car was inherited by the customer, and there is no service history w...
1998 Peugeot 406 STDT 2088CC Cuts out VIN: VF38FP8C28
Hi gents, I have a pesky Peugeot in the workshop. After warmup, the engine fault (MIL)light will come on, then about 2 seconds later, the engine stops. The key must be turned off, then on and the engine will restart immediately. This occurs at idle in the work...
1999 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L temp gauge VIN: 1P3EJ46C6X
Car came in with fluctuating temp gauge, cooling system full, over flow full. at cold start up with AC OFF both fans are running, ect volts @ .02, temp @155 f after running approx. 15 min. upper hose starts to get warm and ect. volts go to 2.45 and 185 f Then ...
1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, runs rough VIN: 1G2NE55D3S
Car came in running extremely rough when cold. When car warms up the car runs somewhat rough. Checked for codes but not found. Checked fuel pressure, pressure ok. Checked compression: 170 lb all four holes. Replaced spark plugs, boots and ignition housing on g...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L instrument cluster VIN: 1G2NE52T8T
hello everyone i have a good one for everyone hope someone can help. this vehicle came to me about a month ago all dash lights were on wouldent start well after hours of tracing found a shorted data line to the ipc fixed car started the car was on its way well...
1996 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L headlamp motors VIN: 2G2FV22P7T
This firebird has the automatic headlamp doors. When the headlamps are turned on both motors run for 6 seconds up and down then they stop. I have looked at the schematic and check the power and ground and motor inputs. Everything looks ok. The mechanisms are w...
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L climate control VIN: 1G2WP12K3W
a few days after performing ac repair customer complained of ac not getting cold. the ac will only get cold (42 degrees) on the passenger side. on the drivers side the the ac will only get down to 70 degrees. the blend door on the drivers side does work and it...
1994 Saab 900 SE 2.5L timing end of engine VIN: YS3DM55V8R
This one came in for a major service and a timing belt with complaint of a noise assumed to be the timing belt. Removed serp belt, checked water pump, p/s pump, tensioner, idler, a/c clutch, and alt, all smooth bearings. Timing belt was ready to break so repla...
1991 Toyota Corolla DLX 1.6L No Start VIN: JT2AE94A1M
quick post here in a pinch, customer brought in jerking on freeway, just put in a alternator o.e.m 2 weeks ago everything fine, now developed jerking. No spark out of distributor, main relay tests okay, no codes, has a denso distributor cap don't know if that ...
1990 Volvo 240 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1AX885XL
Car is hard start when cold, then will not stay running at idle when cold (unless fuel pump is deadheaded 100psi.), will run at 3000rpm, but does bog out on most accellerations. When hot engine car will stay running still boggs out upon acceleration as well as...
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Hesitation, Surge VIN: YV1TS94D3Y
volvo techs this WE FEEL is over our head, but the nearest dealer is 500 miles away, customer came in with complaint of vehicle not running smooth going a constant 65mph and cruse won't stay engaged. test drove vehicle and confirmed complaint, vehicle hesita... Trouble codes: P1603

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1992 Acura Vigor GS 2.5L starter VIN: JH4CC2654N
The majority of replies said to remove the intake to access.I priced the job accordingly and the owner declined the repairs.Some replies said you could sneak it out without removing intake.I guess we will find out if the owner changes his mind when it complete...
1996 Acura Integra Special Edition 1.8L ABS Control Unit VIN: JH4DC4360T
This vehicle has not yet returned, and may not. I heard a rumor that the vehicle was totalled in an accident, so I'm not holding my breath. My 'boss' has informed me that if/when the car returns we will be replacing the ABS assembly...sounds like a reasonable ...
1999 Acura CL Premium 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UYA2253X
First we followed the advice of this tech in order test the fuel system: 'I read your post and I have a few things that might help you. First, yes, a bad fuel pressure regulator will have an effect on your lean condition. The corrected amount of fuel to be d... Trouble codes: P0171.
2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L steering VIN: 4USBT334X3
Thanks for the posts. we are trying the stress bar first, but are waiting for parts and customer to connect. If we get to figure it out, we will update. Again, thanks for the help.
1991 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HR54C8M
I had many hits saying cps magnet off cam gear. This was the problem. What I still do not understand however and what lead me on this wild goose chase is both Mitchel and alldata said I should have 8 to 11 volts at 2 wires in cam plug in. I did not, I had 10.5... Trouble codes: 41 (No cam signal).
1997 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L PWM Valve VIN: 1G4HR52K8V
a call to the manufacturer of the pwm valve, Teckpak, yielded the answer to this problem. The Teckpak replacement pwm valve, #K84858, was designed for the cast aluminum cover 4T60E even though it is listed for the stamped metal cover units as well. Solution wa...
1988 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L climate controler VIN: 1G6CD515XJ
many thanks to all who gave there imput to my problem I didnt realize that when working from the passenager side that the codes will show up on the drivers side dash, i was checking pins at the PCM and the climate controler and never sat in the drivers seat to...
1988 Chevrolet Celebrity 2.8L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1G1AWS1W7J
I want to thank everyone who responded, especially Randy [...] who hit the nail.The coils, when looking straight at them from passenger side to drivers side should be: 1,4 ; 3,6 ; 2,5 . As long as each coil has wires going to its designated cylinder pair, it doe...
1991 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L pcm communication VIN: 1G1YY2389M
well all at this point im still trying to fix this car, i have run the trouble tree 3 times and still keep getting passing results and the last tree item says go to another page which explains to look for opens and shorts, although these have been covered in t...
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Hoses VIN: 1GNEL19W2X
Sorry for the delay,customer has declined further repairs.She says she has been unhappy with van since new and will trade it now.The replies I received were helpful.The line can be replaced without removing engine.It was suggested two techs would be the best,o...
2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Security System VIN: 1GCCS1942Y
Hello Group, I was finally able to find a wiring diaghram and found I had no power to the TBC [Truck Body Control]. I thought I had checked all the fuses initally but being only 45 possible fuses under the hood alone I missed one . Also I was looking for a BCM...
1992 Chrysler LeBaron LX 3.0L bypass pipe VIN: 1C3XU5538N
it appears that replacement of the by-pass pipe is nearly impossible with out removal of the intake manifold. the job progressed well and included water pump replacement. this is an extremely difficult job to diagnose due to everything being hidden. but due to...
1997 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GP54L1V
Hi all. Wanted to thank everybody who responded, it was all very helpful data, and clicking on the VIEW REPLIES for this thread should be very helpful to anyone else who isnt super Chrysler saavy as I dont consider myself to be. The overall fix was thanks to... Trouble codes: P1391, P0352 (Coil Primary Driver 2 Problem), P0300 (Random Cylinder Misfire).
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7KC2365X
Thanks to all that replied. I called the Dodge dealer ,they ran the Vin # . Come to find out this truck had a 100,000 mile warranty on the pump but it also depends on time in service . As it turned out the customer only had two days left on the warranty before... Trouble codes: P0181.
1993 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Hydraulics ?? VIN: 2FTJW36M5P
Thanks for all the awesome help replies. The fix for this truck was a new pressure plate and clutch disc. The clutch had worn and the fingers came out on the pressure plate so far that the release bearing hub was rubing on the input shaft colar. This truck had...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L high idle VIN: 1FTHX26GXT
i havent gotten a chance to see this truck again so either he is living with high idle or it works properly.the tps voltage and iac duty cycle tips are the direction i will go if given the chance.thanks to all that helped fred
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FMFU18L9V
Time and a national warranty were a factor so we replaced the transmission with an exchange unit. The majority of replys mentioned the 1-2 accumalator spring. Dave from Oklahoma summed it up with; '... the 1-2 shift accumalator spring is propably broken if...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L transfer case? VIN: 1FMDU34EXV
i installed a rebuilt transfer case and solved the problem,,thanks for all the help.
1998 Ford Taurus SE Comfort 3.0L serpentine belt VIN: 1FAFP53S3W
Thanks for all the replies and most hit it on the head! It was the crankshaft pulley. This one had the old style with the bracket that attaches to the block. The clue that I missed was the rubber ring that connects the outer pulley to the center had a shiny ed...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L technical VIN: 1FMZU73W63
Thank you tech. who take precious time to answer to my unusual request.I work with All Data and i pay for. All of you tech. now All Data or Mitchel have not all the time the info we need, because the car factory not release some info.This is wy i ask for infor...
1985 Honda Accord 1.8L timing marks
Well everyone, chalk this one up to handing the baton to someone else. The major problem i felt was a timing issue. Some said to peek in the #1 cylinder hole for TDC but unfortuneatly this is the CVCC style port, so you cant really see the piston. The main tim...
1988 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT279LFG41
after trying everything we found a used carb and installed it all was good.. with the old one we cleaned the fuel boal,installed new fuel pump,and cleaned carb and still it felt line it ran out of gas )
1994 Honda Civic EX 1.6L compressor VIN: 2HGEJ112XR
Well, customer never did return for Honda parts. If customer does return, I will update with another post. Thank to all who took the time to read and reply.
1992 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FJ887NL
Thanks, to all who replied. Your input was usefull and much apricated. This is the first time I have made a request for help and it was just great to know their are others who are out there that are prepared to share their hard earned experience. What I foun...
1995 Lincoln Continental Diamond Anniversary 4.6L Steering VIN: 1LNLM97V1S
As most of the replys suggested, we added a friction modifier to power steering system, in this case it was the Lucas Power Steering additive. This solved most of the vibration/buzzing and seems to have satisfied the customer. Thanks to all who responded, and ...
1998 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L control head VIN: 1LNFM82W3W
This one fooled me for awhile, but I finally got it. The red/white power wire was losing voltage periodically from fuse 19. Found loose connection in fuse box. I checked this power wire 10 or 15 times throuout this process and 12V every time. What I did find o...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Cuts out VIN: WDBCA35D6H
I'd like to thank everyone for the excellent comments and suggestions that I recieved. Apparently the EZL rarely fails and when it does it's usually the result of another bad part. Most suggested replacing the Overvoltage and fuel pump relays as common failure...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L rear hydraulic shocks VIN: WDBGA43G9V
Five of you recommended replacing the accumulators and all five were right. One of you showed me how the system works which made me understand the conclusion. Thanks Guys.
1999 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA2ID3X
Thanks to all replies, it really helps to have so many people willing to help out. I found the problem by checking on the OBDII side. Ty and Rick nailed it that on this model, the code was stored on the generic OBD side but not on the Nissan specific side. I f...
1999 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L compression VIN: JMCA21DSXM
immobiliser system over looked originaly. the no compression was fuel wash out. why it was dumping fuel instead of no fuel or spark ill never know.
1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais 2.5L water pump VIN: 1G3NL14U4L
i was able to remove the pump and mounting bracket from the block as one unit, then remove the pulleys without having to loosen motor mounts and lifting engine. thanks for the help
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Starting VIN: 1G2NJ52M6W
I found that there was a internal short in the pcm. Replaced pcm and now the vehicle shuts down properly with the key. I pulled fuses one at a time till the dash warning light went out with the key in the off position. The lights went out when the pcm fuse was...
1998 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, STFT &LTFT CRAWL UP VIN: 1G2NE52T8W
Replaced trans modulator valve & hose.THANKS to all who responded.Went back & rechecked everything again,including all the grounds,Went over the car again for vac leaks with a stethescope with the probe removed/just the hose found the mod-valve leaking fluid &... Trouble codes: P0171, P1171 (sys lean on accel).
1994 Saab 900 S 2.3L Cuts out VIN: 2B4GH45RXP
General opinion seems to be the high road, removal of ac, wp, al ect and crank pulley. Crank pully 27mm bolt hardest to remove and may require fabrication of tools to hold motor adn to get onto head. Small torq screws near sensor also mentioned to be an issue ...
2001 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.8L valve train VIN: JS2GB41SX1
The vehicle is fixed. Kieth and bill hit it on the head (no pun intended). The center and ground elctrodes where indeed bouncing around and moving from cylinder to cylinder. We removed the cylinder head and had the head inpsected for damage (OK). Removed the e...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Starts Runs, & Dies VIN: 3VWSA29M3X
Thanks to all that replied, The Mass Air Flow Sensor was the problem. In closing I also replaced the dipstick tube for any unwanted vacuum leaks, and changed out the fuel filter. Oh by the way when I called the dealer to order the MAF, They responded we have... Trouble codes: P0135 (02 Sensor Heater Bank 1), P0301 (Cyl 1 Misfire), P0300 (Random Misfire), P0303 (Cyl 3 Misfire), P0304 (Cyl 4 Misfire).
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L oil warning light VIN: 3VWSE29M4Y
Turns out this car has only one oil pressure sending unit, the 1.4 bar sender right on the oil filter housing, the green/black wire runs from the dash right to the sender, when we ohmed the wire at both ends we got erratic readings, right below the battery, wh...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L will not run obd 2 t VIN: YV1LS557XW
dave from az took time to give me the vovlo service bulletin number for alldata was 2230059. at the times i tried to run my tests they did not fall between the volvo guidlines.i was above the 84 deg starting temp.thanks to last nights cold front and a big fan ...
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