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1997 Audi A4 1.8L turbo? VIN: WAUCB88D4V
Well we have this Audi that was sent to us by a customer. He has an engine noise coming from the "front" of the engine. Another shop has sold him a ps pump, now they want to sell him a rack. They also said it was the tensioner for the timing belt that was nois...
1998 Audi A4 2.8L Starting VIN: WAUED28D7W
I have checked the ecu for code first time round found misfire ,changed the coil pack /ign mod misfire gone car ran fine for about a week. returned with same problem rechecked and found no faults replaced main relay car ran good for a few more days then proble...
1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Safety VIN: WAUBA24BXW
Hi there, We have a puzzling one here. The car came in with several warning lights on in the dashboard. The check engine light, anti-lock light , red brake light, and air bag lights are all on. We can interrogate the engine ECU with no problem, and we can rea...
1988 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G6CV115KJ
This car has a hight idle about 2,500 to 3000 we replaced a broked IAC motor and adjusted the TPS. one screw is broken off sot is hard to set but it is at .50 volts with the IA retracted. The car will idle perfict for about 8 to 10 miles then it races and will...
1991 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G6CD53B2M
Hello everyone, I got this caddilac with a intermentent code 91. Snapon trouble shooter says something about a starter brace. The car runs good, exsept the customer said fuel mileage was off 6 miles per gallon. If anybody has seen this code give me some help t... Trouble codes: 91
1994 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.8L charging system VIN: 1GNDUO6L5R
What a way to start my last week at the shop. This vehicle had come in on Friday charging at 17.5 volts with the ABS and Air Bag lights on and a surging problem. Checked system and quoted an altenator replacement. Customer declined repair, took vehicle, and re...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina LS 3.4L Surge VIN: 2G1WN52X7S
This vehicle when started will go to 4000 rpm and then slowly die down to 1000. Then the idle will surge from 950 to 1000 until warmed up. Replaced iac. Checked for vacum leaks, none apparent. Wondering if anyone else has run into this. I suspect leaking intak...
2000 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1Y1SK5284Y
I followed the service procedure to inspect the CMP actuator circuit. When I directly energize the solenoid, the car stalls. I read the wrong resistance spec in the manual and replaced the CMP actuator solenoid believing that it was partially shorted, same pro... Trouble codes: P1656 (The PCM detects an open or a short in the CMP actuator solenoid control circuit.)
1995 Chrysler LHS 3.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 2C3HC56F2S
Engine cranks up fine but cuts off immediately, even while holding throttle open. When this problem occurs gas guage is on E, until it decides to start,rest of guages fine. Car has been in our shop before for same problem, wouldn't start in customers driveway,...
1997 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L turn signals VIN: 4C3AU42N2V
i wonder if anyone can tell me the location of the turn signal hazzard flasher i have looked where the book told it was but have not found it by the way chry said they dont have a part number for it thanks
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L abs module VIN: 3C8FY4BBO1
We know you have to flash CAB to re-learn it. My question is has anybody run into this problem before and what is common? The manual says if you do not find anything wrong to replace the CAB. I hate to send her to the dealer because she had a 1700 dollar exper...
1990 Dodge W150 S 5.2L improper cts reading VIN: 1B7HM06Y6L
This truck came in with a no cold idle complaint.The truck will idle alright after warming up,but it is erratic cold. The 1st thing we did was to ck.the data & noticed that the coolant sensor was reading too warm with engine cold.We replaced the sensor & conne...
1992 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Stall VIN: 1B7GL26X3N
we have scope tested every sensor on this vehicle at the sensors & at computer & can find nothing amiss- originally the idle air control motor failed tests & would not respond quickly enough- old motor-was replaced & idle recalibrated- new MAP SENSOR was a fri...
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L alt, trans, tach VIN: 3B7KF2308V
Pickup came back a couple of days later, alt, tach, trans od, engine dash startup guages all not working. No response from pcm, when scaning I suspect the pcm went south, maybe spike v. from the starter. I appreciate any information I can gain. Have checked ...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L evaporator VIN: 1B4GP54R6V
hello all, I have this grand caravan in here that I put an evaporator in about 3 months ago. The customer came back complaining about a noise in the heater box. The noise they are hearing sounds like water running from one side of the heater box to the other. ...
1998 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES47CWD
hello all I have this neon that will not comunicate with my scanner(Red Brick) have 12v at pin 16, ground at pins 5&4, have continuity at pins 6&7 for sci transmit and recieve, nothing at pins 3&11 ccd bus- and ccd bus +. according to my snap on book i should ...
1998 Dodge Stratus 2.4L low speed cooling fan VIN: 1B3EJ46X6W
high speed fan operates with AC on, low side does not, all pids available on Gynesis show normal except AC pressure pid but that tests OK & matches ac pressure gauge reading.
2000 Dodge Stratus ES 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EJ46XOY
had this car come in about a month ago and another tech was looking at it so he replaced the 02 sensor with an aftermarket o2 sensor ,it came back three days later so i replaced the o2 with a factory o2 sensor cleared the code test drove all day it was fine,th... Trouble codes: P0135
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
2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1B3EJ46X41
Hello group. We have this Stratus that is acting like the rev limiter is always working. When the car is first started hot or cold it revs to 3000 rpm and then it will drop down to 1300 and surge up and down between 1300 and 1600 rpm. When the car came in it h...
1984 Ford Bronco II 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMBU1456E
This truck is a gross polluter. The main problem now is the egr circuit. The egr solenoid ground is controlled by the ecm. The 12 volt pos. is constant.I was getting 12v neg at the egr solenoid at idle and off idle but the ground wasn't strong enough to trigge...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L abs light on VIN: 1FDKE3OG85
Hello all. Im pulling my hair out over this one. Perhaps some one has seen the same thing. Some times this motor home will set several codes other times sytem is ok and functions normally. Codes are as follows. C1230-Rear Wheel speed input circuit failure. C11...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L convertor lockup VIN: 1FTHX25F7S
the e4od tran was fine until the owner had the oil changed in it now it locks engine down when shifted in reverse or 1ST gear I have checked every valve and spring and valve body and ckecked ford tech manuals and cannot find this problem anywhere was wondering...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Monitors won't reset VIN: 1FTCR14A0T
I have been involved with this vehicle somewhat for two months. The owner is trying to pass OBD emissions and failed because of not being ready to test.O2, O2 heater, evap and cat monitors not reset. When the previous unknown repairs were done, the codes were ...
1996 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L keyless entry, anti-theft VIN: 1FMDU32PXT
Hi all, after battery replacement (note: sat over night waiting for battery)the OE keyless entry and OE anti-theft stopped working. Systems worked prior to battery replacement. Followed Alldata reprogramming-tried customers access code, tried temporary access ...
1997 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L engine VIN: 2FMDA514XV
engine sounds like a deisel motor, noise goes away when throttle is pressed down . only seems to have the noise when at idle or on decel. noise is hard to explain ,but sorta sounds like a timing belt slapping sound.the noise seems to be coming from the upper l...
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6242V
On this 3.8 i have what appears to be 4 dead o2s. on the mastertech i show 0 volts across the board. loop status is "ol fault" all fuel trims are 0. scoped all o2s and they are actually pulling lean. when a shot of propane is introduced they respond. but other... Trouble codes: P0136, P0156, P1131, P1151, P0720, P1500
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L fuel in radiator VIN: 3FEKF37F2V
I need some help please. Good customer brings truck in a few weeks ago with bad oil leak coming from large galley plugs at rear of head. Replaced both rear plugs, one on each head. I noticed some diesel fuel smell in radiator at this time. Since then it has go...
2003 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L traction VIN: IGKEK63U53
the problem i,m having is intermitant.it usually happens from a dead stop,upon accerating the traction message will appear and the truck will not accerate for a few seconds,but will recover and everything will go back to normal.i do not have an abs cartridge f...
1994 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: EG4-100958
Hi Honda techs, What I have here is a hybrid. Vehicle started out as a single cam 1.5. Owner had a 1.6 VTEC installed and it then came into my shop for the harness to be installed. This was accomplished and vehicle drove awy under its own power.Vehicle returne...
1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L pcm tcm wiring diagr VIN: DC2-100649
I need help finding the pcm and tcm wiring schematic for a 1995 Honda Civic SIR-6 1.8 VTECH auto trans. Iatn would not allow me to put in the proper engine size it is a 1.8 not a 1.6. this is a sold in Japan model only, Alldata could not help me due to the fac...
1995 Honda Passport LX 3.2L compressor VIN: 456CC58V1S
We are having a problem with the compressor going out. It starts making a bearing noise then it quits blowing cold air. we are now on our forth compressor all have been different brands. They last about two to three weeks. we flush out the system and change th...
1996 Honda Passport LX 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, high idle VIN: 4SGCK58V0T
I suspect voltage back feeding in ecm through the ground side, but really hate to condemn an ecm. I almost never work on the passports since I am primarily a Toyota shop and thir ecms don't fail. I am sure I am overlooking something obvious here. Also Alldata ... Trouble codes: P1406
2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2HKYF18643
engine has misfire feel at 1800 rpm,at all speeds and all gears. when accelerating past 1800 misfire goes away. temperature of engine does not effect misfire. unlocking tcc has no effect. vehicle will down shift hard at times. may not be related. fuel economy ...
1992 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L cylinder heads VIN: JACDH58W1N
Looking for the minimum cylinder head thickness, can these heads be machined more than .006? Can not seem to find any definite info.
1994 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L blower motors VIN: SAJHX1746R
Dear Fellow Techs, HELP! We have this 1994 Jaguar XJ6 that does not have heat or A/C blower at any speed. Checked fuse boxes. The right B4 fuse does not have any output, added a jumper, getting voltage to blower unit. Lights on dash control unit work. Blower m...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: SAJDAO1D5Y
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L No Start VIN: SAJDA01C2Y
This Jag came in appox 3 weeks ago with a no start.During testing we found no fuel pressure and the fuel pump fuse blown.We replace fuel pump fuse and scoped fuel pump found a real ugly pattern and the pump was drawing 10 amps.We called customer and advised hi...
2001 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L No Start VIN: KNAFB12131
No start intermittently no fuel pressure ECM is not always pulling the main relay to ground checked for voltage and ground at ecm terminals/ power but no ground
1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALPV124XT
Hi Land Rover PRO'S, P1775 - Unknown-Check MFG Manuals - I can NOT find anywhere what this code means??? - And I LOOKED VERY hard... Anyone out there know's something about it...secret??? thanks... Trouble codes: P1775 (Unknown - Check MFG Manuals)
1980 Mercedes-Benz 6.9 6.9L hydraulic suspension
Hello MB techs. Problem with hydraulic suspension on this 6.9. The front sits low, not totally down but about half way up. rear height looks ok. Adjusting height control valve up or down has no effect on suspension. Plenty of fluid in resevoir. When I cracked ...
1981 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L wont shut off VIN: WDBAB30A4B
hi mb tech i have one that wont shut off with ig key cant find anything about inj pump
1992 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L air bag light VIN: 2MECM74W8N
Disconnected battery to replace starter. Also replaced spark plugs, for routine service. Replaced EGR back pressure sensor due to mil on and code 327 set. While replacing starter, also replaced core plug behind starter(seeping), and informed customer of additi...
1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L moving trans code VIN: JA4LS31H9K
after service was complete, test drove 14 miles,drove fine brought back into shop to repair waterpump o-ring leak,retest drive vehicle came back with codes for trans: po765: #3 and #4 shift solenoids not working corectly,cleared codes and redrove: code for tra...
1995 Other European FLYING SPUR 6.75L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SCAZG03C7S
This vehicle usually has a rough idle, although sometimes it is ok. The check engine light comes on when the idle is rough and it extinguishes it self upon driving. The engine has been serviced\tuned and it runs well on the road. My question is how does one ac...
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Navigation VIN: WMWRE33473
I am looking for a vehicle speed sensor signal for a 2003 MINI S. We are installing an aftermarket Pioneer Navigation System, I have received conflicting advice on how to deal with the CAN wiring system. Alldata does not have any info in there library on this ...
1998 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L compressor VIN: 2P4FP2531W
I need help from some of you Chrysler guys with this minivan. The customer states that the van will not cool at times. When it works it cools really well. At the next startup it won't cool at all. I have replaced the thermistor switch on the evap core, checked...
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G2WP52K9X
Vehicle will idle fine when cold. After it is warmed up and the air conditioner is on when the A/C clutch cycles the engine surges and sometimes stalls. Car was tuned up with new plugs and wires. Throttle plates, IAC and MAF sensor were cleaned but so far noth...
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1G2WP52K01
I am having difficulty with this 3.8 .. The car has no power and idles rough. Ignition looks good , fuel pressure is right at 50 psi (in spec).. However it has 8 lbs of backpressure in the exhaust.. After removing the cat.. the power was restored but the idle ...
2001 Saturn SW2 1.9L Electronic VIN: 1G8ZN82761
i need help from a veteran saturn elect. tech. this car came wiht the ac blower on withe key off . only way to getit top shut off is cycle the key on and off a couple times. does every third or fourth drive cycle. thanks in advance for any ideas
1998 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.6L No Start, Stall VIN: JS2GB31W5W
When I got to the shop, they had removed the front timing cover. The timing marks were ok. I verified that there were no codes, using the factory suzuki software in the tech2, there was cranking rpm. The scope patterns on the 3&4 injector were ok, there is a 1...
2000 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.8L battery drain VIN: JS2GB41XV5
this car came in with the FI MAIN relay cycling with the key off.parked car pulled relay went back for car when able to look at it installed relay & cannot get relay to act up & battery goes dead sometime when not anywhere near car. whenever testing never show...
1992 Toyota Camry SE 3.0L air flow VIN: JT2UK13E4N
Group, I have a temperature problem in this camry.It has had a new compressor,drier and condensor installed. Customer brought to me due to the fact that it blows cold out of the passenger vent and the right center vent. The left center vent and the driver sid...
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L AT/Temp Light VIN: JT3VN39W2R
Good Morning Techs Have this Toyota that is diplaying the AT/Temp light after aprox 45mins of steady driving. After it comes on customer pulls over,Shuts engine off for about a minute and than restarts, light goes out and he continues on. I have pulled pan and...
1994 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 2T1AEO4B5R
Cust concern:Car hesitates when cold,fuel pressure is ok 37psi,ignition checks ok,dist looks ok.wires,plugs ok.First 1/4-1/2 mile car has no power ,surges,feels like fuel concern,backfire thru intake,fuel pressure and volume is within specs as this is happenin...
1995 Toyota Tercel STD 1.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT2EL55D5S
Vehicle runs fine cold, above 170 F. rpm's level off/ power levels off above 3400 rpm. Acts like plugged fuel filter/ plugged exhaust. Have checked both, ok. RPM reading on scanner seems high/ doubled? Ignition system is coil on plug for two cylinders with plu...
1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN86R9X
Hello everyone, I hope someone has seen this and can shed some light on this one for me. Long term fuel trim shoots to +35 under load. Needless to say, the SES lamp is on continous.Have checked all vacuum hoses, connections, tried unplugging VSV for EVAP sys t... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean bank 1)
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L steering VIN: 3VWSA81HOT
Hello techs, I have a 96 jetta with a steering problem. The steering is tight all the time. Also sometimes it seems to bind when taking a corner like it has no power steering. Checked steering for bent tierods, struts, binding strut bearings. Disconnected tier...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 3VWML81H5V
Hi all VW techs, car came in with hesitation after long driving ( hot ). Check engine light NEVER came on. Use "Launch X-431" scanner to scan fault code. No fault code found. I am wondering if there is any problem with the ignition coil, since the engine hesit...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA81HSW
State Emissions testing has gone to pass/fail at the DLC. Consequently we're getting a lot of evap problems that were never an issue on the dyno. Ross-tech is telling me that the leakdown time on this car is .85 instead of the required 1.6. Not sure the unit ... Trouble codes: 16826 (Small Evap Leak)

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1995 Acura Legend L 3.2L lifters VIN: JH4KA7667S
Hello group- i am sorry to say i will not be fixing this car, i appreciate the three responces i recieved and used all three, i tried atf and thin oil to try and get the lifters to pump up to no avail and i checked and the oil pressure, it would occasionally d...
1983 BMW 733i 3.2L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WBAFF740CD
fixed efi main relay along with air intake boot took vcare of the problem
1992 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL54T5N
Thank you for all of your responses, you saved me a ton of time. The problem was indeed the short harness between the crank sensor and the ignition module. Where it passes by the lower motor mount it was worn through to the copper. I replaced the whole harness... Trouble codes: 42 (esc problem).
1995 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L No Start VIN: 2GIFP22S5S
Thanks to those that helped on this one, as you know intermittent failures are the worst. The key to this one was spark or no spark when problem occured. The technician was sure the spark was going away. He was using a spark tester connected to a plug wire at ...
1998 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L Hesitation VIN: 2G1FP22K4W
Hello everybody and thanks to those who replied.The fix for this car was to NEVER ASSUME ANYTHING. I got involved with this vehicle after several other people got their hands into it. You can never tell if the problem was always there or if it was caused by so...
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Interior VIN: 1GCDM19WXY
well gentlemem this is what i have found and it has fixed the vehicle. the courtesy lamp relay supplies ground to all dome lamps and interior lamps, and the inadvertant power relay supplies all 12 volt feed to lamps and bcm. at first what concerned me was the ...
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L performance VIN: 2G1WF55E12
Thank you one and all.The problem was a plugged convertor. The dealer had said they dropped the exhaust.After receiving the replies from IATN, some suggested a plugged exhaust. So WE dropped the exhaust. BINGO! Assume nothing, check everything! Alot mentioned ...
1993 Chrysler LeBaron 3.0L Alternator and wiring harness VIN: 1C3XA363PF
Hello Everyone!! 17 replies and several phone calls latter there are 2 main theories. We are still not sure. The most likely cause is the fire started in the alternator. All the damage is confined the rear of the alternator and to that area of the wiring har...
1995 Chrysler LHS 3.5L ABS Module VIN: 2C3HC56F4S
This one seems to be fixed. I only recieved three replies, unfortunately none of them led in the right direction. The customer took the car while I posted this message. He took the car to Chrysler, and they replaced the RIGHT rear speed sensor. I had swapped...
1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 2B3HD46T45
Thanks Gerry and Rock . I did check that connector area for corrosion none found ,nice to know though, and the fuel pressure was correct at speed 50psi app. I have found it hard to scan pre OBD 2 Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep just not the always easy. From the symption ... Trouble codes: 12 (volumne airflow sensor), 21 (engine coolant temp sensor), 52 (ign coil power transistor cyl 25 V6), 55 (idle air control valve position sensor).
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L engine VIN: 1B4GP54R2T
customer decided not to persue issue, due to mileage & 3rd occurance of engine problems. i believe this engine has more than 1 problem at this point. most likely cam bearings wearing out-which requires new block. also timing cover/oil pump assy. which has chan...
1993 Ford Aerostar Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDA41X9P
Well I don't know if you could call it a fix. I gave the customer the option of more diagnostic time or plugging the hole in the throttle plate. He wanted to plug the hole this brought the idle down to normal.
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FALP6534T
Looks like being fussy about the baro reading was a good thing. I just called Customer and vehicle is running fine. The MAF was apparently bad which was indicated by the incorrect Baro reading. I did learn something from Rob [...] who said, 'it will change onl...
1998 Ford Windstar LX 3.0L door locks VIN: 2FMZA5167W
I got a lot of replies almost all said it was a door switch two said to lube up latches and it might loosen up the switch so what I did was to lube up the drivers door switch that way I felt I could do one switch at a time for a couple days and narow down witc...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34X6X
After hours of checking i have found that it is getting coolant in cylinder not that much but enough to cause misfire, thanks to all for the help Trouble codes: P0303, P0304.
1986 Honda Prelude 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMAB5225G
hi group thanks for all the great help on this thing, well did as everyone suggested rechecked iat, and all other sensors again everything seems to be functioning properly, as stated prior all signals into the emission control unit were ok, so went ahead and r...
1988 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Hesitation VIN: JHMCA5366J
Thank you all for the time spend to help out. Steve was the first with the hose #7. Like I said in my help request, it happen long time ago and my memory cells are blocked with the combinations of brake dust and fumes so I forgot about it until Steve mentioned...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L MIL Lamp on, P0131 VIN: SHHE478402
to start thank you all for your replies and your time This was an odd one, it looks like when the old sensors snapped off the two black wires came in contact (on both sensors) which in turn has damaged the heater circuit in the ECU. We bought two new senso... Trouble codes: P0131 (Bank 1 O2 sensor Voltage Low).
1996 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L No ECM communication VIN: JACDJ58V2T
Checked all wiring from dlc to pcm. I am suspect a pcm problem but customer has decided to drive it. This vehicle runs great and no other adverse symptoms.
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1549Y
After more extensive test driving we found an oxygen sensor would stop working properly (After approx. 30 minutes). We replaced the upstream sensor, bank 2 and all seems ok. Thank you for your replies. Clint [...].
1990 Lincoln Continental 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, HIGH IDLE ALWAYS VIN: 1LNLM9743L
Heres one for the books, just pays to use oem parts to save alot of head aches. The fix for this one was to turn the napa part around 180 degrees so the control solinoid is facing rear and not front like the oe part. The old iac was bad but ohmed out fine per ... Trouble codes: 12 (High idle), 96 (could not find definition on this code).
2000 Lincoln town car 4.6L rear electrical power system VIN: 1F1FM81W6Y
Cust declined additional repairs,did call me back to report that he had added a second alt to system and was not having any problems,also ac system in rear had a stuck expansion valve
1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L compressor VIN: WDBHA29G9W
Greetings The c280 is blowing cold again . Drier pressure sensor was the problem. Special thanks to Richard from Florida for detailing the diagnostic procedure which I took the liberty of copying into the fix. Thanks again to all who replied George Pul...
1994 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L No Start VIN: 4M2DV1WORD
Finally find the gremlin in this van. I thank the few people out there that offered an idea or two (none of them contained the fix, but they did help me question the validity of my own diagnostic procedure...thanks again guys). Here was the problem and the f...
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L abs VIN: JN8AR05Y6V
The customer opted to take the car with the intermittent problem. All the replies stated the G sensor is used on 4WD vehicles and is located by the center console parking brake. I suggested replacing the G sensor. At a cost of $338.00 for the part, the custome...
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1DA31D72
Well I guess the PCM didn't like what it saw in the #2 sensor of the APP pedal sensor. Customer picked up a used one in a recycling(salvage) yard,I installed it,cleared codes and took off for a test drive. Before, the throttle was limited and the trans did som... Trouble codes: P0226 (Accelerator pedal sensor circuit range/performance problem), P1228 (Accelerator pedal position sensor 2 circuit high voltage), P1705 (Throttle sensor circuit malfunctionAccelerator sensor), P0455 (Evap system -gross leak).
1929 Other Ford coupe 8.0L rear pinion
I had to find an older tool called knocker wich was designed to pull this flange. I then cut new leather packings and used the 600 weight oil that it called for. Thanks for the help all.
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3ED48E0X
Hi there, Many apologies, I thought I had closed this already, apparantly I typed the reply and it never got sent. Anyway, this customer's problem was not very severe, coupled with the fact that she was moving, and we haven't seen the car back yet to check a...
1992 Toyota Corolla 1.6L oil press VIN: 1NXAE94A5N
hi guys. thanks for all the replys.alex nailed it the strainer was clogged,i soaked it overnght in carb vat and installed seems to be fine,thanks raymond for the oil press specs other replys suggest overhaul to rebuild,ANYWAY THEY ARE ON THE ROAD AGAIN TRYING ...
1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWFA81H8T
Thanks for the replies. What i ended up finding was the wrong fuel pump relay was installed. I noticed that i could make the code come in after turning on the ignition-without even starting the car. I then listened with a stethascope when key was turned on, pu... Trouble codes: 17908, P1500.
1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L no compressor engagement past #1 fan speed VIN: 3VWPA81H6X
AC is back to normal Blower resistor was the fix altho I could find no connection between it and the compressor switch in Bently. Just proves once again there is no substitute for expierence. Many Thanks to Charles [...] for t...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Code P0700/ P0733 VIN: YV1VS29541
Thank you to who replied. Had 3 replies. All said about a reprogramming that may fix the problem, one said about a valve body problem but basically transmission replacement was unavoidable. Dealer was no help, they did not even want to hear about reprograming....
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