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1992 Acura Legend 3.2L neutral VIN: SALTY1245X
This Acura Legend is my son's car and he is complaining that sometimes when he tries to pull out from a stop light the engine revs but the car does not move.I ask him to try to pull the shifter down to a lower gear to see if it made any difference. he told me ...
1993 Acura Legend L 3.2L oil system VIN: JH4KA7667P
Hello, This acura came in 6 months ago complaining about white smoke comming out the tailpipe occaisionally. We could only get it to smoke a little at that time, if we revved it up a few times. Now it'll start smoking if you let it idle (or drive it around) ...
1997 Acura CL 2.2L compressor VIN: 19UYA1249V
Thanks to all. The ac system on this vehicle fails to come on after the vehicle sits in the sun for the day. The problem is intermittent and fails once every two weeks. When the ac system does work, it cools fine and will operate normally. If the ac comes on, ...
1986 Audi 5000 CS 2.2L No Start VIN: WAUHD044XG
Well, time to see how this forum works :) We have a no start/no spark when hot problem. After sitting, long crank before it fires up. The frequency valve won't buzz either. I believe it is like other VW/Audi - linked to ignition signal. We are working on pulli...
1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L ABS control module VIN: WAUBG84D9V
Hello Group! This car came in with the ABS light on. I scanned it with both the VAG COM and our Autodiagnos with the same result, Terminal 30 open circuit. Permanent fault 00668 036. There was also a fault for the right front speed sensor (00285 158), but it d...
1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ8322T
The stft and ltft are both close to 0. The vehicle is for the most part IN fuel control, and runs great. Bank 1 O2 sensor 1 is very slow. As if the computer was taking it's time in adjusting the signal to the fuel injectors. Both #1 O2's are within the correct... Trouble codes: 40 (CAT conversion cyl. 1-4 bank 1 rt. side.)
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L rear main seal VIN: WBABJ8328W
Car came into shop with an oil leak from rear of engine.I tested for leak using dye and found oil leaking from the rear main seal area. I replaced the seal without having the correct seal installer. The car came back several days later leaking oil again. I rep...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L blower motor resistor VIN: WWBAAM3346
bmw guys help! we have a 323i that we think needs the resistor for the fan,but we are un able to locate it to test mitchell has little to no information. does anyone know where it is? thanks in advance ray
1989 Buick Reatta 3.8L abs VIN: 1G4EC11C2K
Hi all, We have this 89 Reatta with the ABS light on, the code we get is 21 for main valve, when we run Mitchells test it says problem is intermittent, and if you clear the code it will not reset untill car is driven forward it will not reset in reverse. When ...
1992 Buick Roadmaster Limited 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G4BT5376N
This vehicle has sat for a long time. Each time it has been started, it starts and runs fine. The last time it was driven, it ran great. It will start and run great for 3 to 5 minutes. After that, the idle quality drops, the engine starts to surge, and there i...
1992 Buick Regal Gran Sport 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2G4WF14L8N
Complaint is that on hard acceleration the car misfires right before it shifts, after duplicateing the complaint it appears that the vehicle is limiting RPM to approx.3500- 4000rpm. The one thing that is unusual is that the pcm thinks the car is in neutral or ... Trouble codes: 34 (Mass air flow)
2002 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Speedometer VIN: 1G4HP54K82
Good evening Buick guys, Car came in with complaint of speedometer registering 120 when trying to keep up with traffic. Scanned and found it was approximately 20 mph faster at lower speeds and while doing 70 mph on speedo scan tool read 41mph. We are a small ...
1991 Cadillac Allante 4.5L Battery VIN: 1G6VR338XM
Hello Guys and Girls: Looking for a little input on this one. If car sets 3 to 4 days, battery is dead. I have had this car in the shop twice now, for the same problem. Checked for drains and none were found. Let car set for 4 days, battery ok. Customer takes ...
1964 Chevrolet chevelle mal 327CID horn,interior lighting VIN: 45867B1083
looking for wiring schematics for this 1964. need the horn circut and the interior light circut. if any one has a complete main schematic that would be great. the horn relay is drawing down the battery and when you start the car the right front interior light ...
1989 Chevrolet Beretta 2.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1LV14W8J
Hi About a month ago this car was towed in as a no start. We found a #6 cyl shorted injector. We replace injector and everything worked fine. Car came back with same symtom. The injector we replaced is showing 4.1 ohms (should be over 11). When we unplug inje...
1992 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, running rich VIN: 1G1JC1440N
This car came to our shop running terrible. The car has no signs of obvious maintenance. The tune up parts were rusted and obviously needed replaced. The crankshaft sensor was leaking oil, so we replaced it. THe tune up helped the problem a little, but still t...
1992 Chevrolet Blazer Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GNEK18K8N
This '92 Blazer came in originally w/ the guages on the dash all reading lower than normal and the wipers intermittently turning on/ off. The more electrical accessories you ran the more wierd things it would do. Traced that down to low voltage supply in the c...
1995 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1GCGC29N4S
This pick-up starts and will die. After starting it will surge severly up and down,sometimes dying. when it is surging the IAC motor opens and closes like it is trying to regulate the idle speed. I checked codes and it has none. While this is occurring I can i...
1996 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GCCS1943T
Need help please! Changed rear O2 sensor, no change ran same. No MIL light set. No codes in scanner. Starts great runs well except when trying to go up an on-ramp incline to Interstate or cross street fast. Back fires and misses almost to point of dying. This ...
1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.8L abs VIN: 2G1WX12K8W
customer complaint of abs light on. pulled codes, found c1242, rear motor not holding. no other codes present. after all test ran replaced abs motor pack, ebcm, abs module, and abs relay in that order. we still are losing power to enable relay. starts with 12....
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L No Start VIN: 2GCEC19T4Y
good morning i have a 2000 chevy pick up with a 5.3 vortec motor that has an intermitten extended crank.truck starts great when cold but after hot soak truck will not start right up when cranked.sometimes may take two key ups to fire up.truck runs great plat p...
2000 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13T8Y
This truck is in for a mil. Po446 code evap Alldata chart said to remove fuel cap and check fuel tank pressure. the pressure is 5.33inh20 specis 0inhg then go to tank pressure sensor high voltage. I did the test and replaced sensor and tested tank pressure aga... Trouble codes: P0446
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L not sure VIN: 1GCGC29U9Y
Hi guys this truck came in with complaint of abs actuating at low speed stop just before you come to rest . it does happen but not every applicatin of brakes.Had code so i did testing for code and replace bad sensor.Light is now out and I have no codes ,but it...
2001 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC12451
Help, I have a 2001 Cavalier driving me crazy! MIL light comes on under 1/2 tank- P0442 EVAP small leak detected. I use a MotorVac evap leak check with a .040 leak gauge. Supposedly if the gauge reads less than the .040 hole, then the leak is not big enough to... Trouble codes: P0442 (EVAP system small leak detected)
1992 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B4GH54R2N
The vehicle has been sitting, with a fuel system FULL of deisel for 2 weeks waiting for a decision from the client. He finally decided to try just pumping out the tank as much as possible, adding some fresh fuel and see what happens. Well, there is now fuel sq...
1995 Dodge Neon 2.0L Misfire VIN: 1CDE 496FG
Hi fellow techs. This Neon has a misfire code for #1 cylinder. The problem occures mostly after a hard right turn esp if your not coming to a total stop.It will miss 1 to 4 times max and then clear. The problem has also happened when accel hard in reverse and... Trouble codes: P0301, P0304, P0300
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3B7HF13ZSV
Customer complaint- starts to blow black smoke after about an hour of towing his fifth wheel camper trailer. MIL comes on with code P0171(system too lean) Also mentioned possible misfire when problem occurs. Please note repair history. I have adjusted distribu... Trouble codes: P0171
1998 Dodge Durango 5.2L air bags VIN: IB4HS28Y3W
need info on removal and installation of passenger side air bag, very limited info available.
1998 Dodge Durango 5.2L engine VIN: 1B4HS28Y1W
vehicle over heats driving around town. interstate driving temp runs around 210. will boil over in town driving. used liquid head checker, does not indicate a head problem. would appreciate any help i can get on this one. thanks in advance.
2000 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Lighting VIN: 2B4GP2535Y
2000 dodge caravan has the interior lights staying on on the dash the door ajar light is on checked all door switches all contact points on the doors still the same we grounded the buttons in the door pillars no change wondering if anyone has had a similar pro...
1989 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.0L Front Fuel Tank inop VIN: 1FDEE14N5K
On this Van, the rear fuel tank will run the vehicle fine. But when the front tank is switched on the vehicle will run and drive for about a mile before the engine stalls and won't restart...unless switched back to the rear tank. I really don't know how the sw...
1992 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR14A4N
hi hopefully this one can jog someones memory. i have a ranger with a 2.3. we have no voltage at the eec relay or the fuel pump relay at the red wire that is common with both relays, injectors, vpwr etc. i know it is something simple but i seem to be stumped. ...
1993 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FACP45E2P
this car has servere lean backfire & hesitation,especialy when cold.un plug m.a.f.and hesitation/backfire goes away. replacing m.a.f. sensor did not cure cond.i have a solid 12 volts to "a" term,good ground on "b" term,5.43 volts on "c" wire with harness dissc...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP53S21
need some help on this one. this thing has an engine miss on #2 cylinder with the check engine light on. we replaced plugs& wires all origanal. car did fine for a few minutes then started missing again. checked and no spark out of coil. replaced the coil and d...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U0V
code has stayed away for up to 6 weeks, cant condemn any sensors, as none fail in shop, car is in extremely dusty conditions . Is there any sensor problems, or any that will stick in dusty conditions Trouble codes: 1450 (unable to bleed up fuel tank)
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L font axle VIN: 1FMRU1862X
hello, fellow techs. I have a 99 Ford Expedition XLT with all wheel 4x4, basically there is no 2 wheel position. The problem with this vehicle is no matter which way you turn the wheel it wants to grab or pull. also, if you go all the way to a full turn(forwar...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU18L9X
hello! Car ran bad for customer and set p0402. I cleaned out the egr valve & noticed afterward upon checking vacuum that egr vacuum jumps to about 3 inches at about 2000 rpm. If you feather the throttle around this rpm, the vacuum shuts off and then back on. I... Trouble codes: P0402
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Cooling System VIN: 1FAFP55U9Y
Hi Techs, We have this 3.0 vin U here with coolant in the oil and oil in the coolant. When you pressure test the cooling system you can hear water running into the engine. We removed the intake manifold and everything looks great. I am leaning towards the fr...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L hub locks VIN: 3FTNW2158Y
i replaced trans about a month ago cust. complained no 4x4 so i took a quik look at evry thing was pluged back in.and found no vac. to the sterring knuckle . cust. said ok bring back later . i looked at it today i just removed the locking hub and the bering hu...
1994 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L starter VIN: 4S2CY58V3R
Need wiring info on starting circuit. I'm primarily an A/C shop and don't have any info on the starting circuit. Ignition switch was replaced and I sill have no voltage out of starter relay.
1993 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge
I have a problem 1990 jeep cherokee 4.0. Rough idle after it warms up. The O2 sensor performs normally until it is closed loop for about five minutes. It then locks on 4.98 volts, the short term fuel trim eases its way up to the max of 255(lean) and the long t...
1994 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, runs ruff, no power, VIN: 1J4FJ68S6R
when it came the second time it was running very bad and would not react to gas pedal. It was running verry ruff and was about to stall. we ran to get a scanner and a fuel gauge but by the time we got to it , it was running fine. we put it on the scope , scann...
1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L a/c VIN: JTBUF11FFX
Thanx in advance we replaced the compressor denso reman. ,reciver drier , expansion valve , evaporator core. the low side reads about 20 psi and the needle moves real slow from 20 to 25 at idle it goes up then down up then down like a second hand on a clock. t...
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L Air Ride VIN: 1LNLM91V3S
Working on a 1995 Mack VIII auto suspension. The front end will drop all the way down after sitting over night but the back will stay up. If I unplug the front solenoids and let sit over night it will not drop. System checks OK when you turn the ignition on th...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJH65F6X
drove vehicle 30 miles till check engine light came on again. . smoke tested engine for vacuum leaks...none . new upstram o2's seem to be changing slow...patern is elongated...same as old o2's. check engine light sets at idle. Trouble codes: 170 (fuel trim bank 1 sensor 1), 173 (fuel trim bank 2 sensor 1)
1992 Mitsubishi Expo LRV Sport 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: JA3CV40D9N
greetings, i need some mitsu techs help here. this expo will run and die after 15-20 minutes. injector pulse drops out. i need to know what mitsu uses for an injector trigger (dist.,oil pressure,voodoo spell!???). thanks jli.
1992 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L No Start VIN: JA3XC57BNY
Car came with a no start. Cranks over good. Snap-on scanner gets no response. Followed all the ns-1 - ns-5 flow charts. Will I used ones for a Stealth. There are none in the book or on our snap-on computer for this car.Also checked all power and grounds to the...
1994 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JN1HJO156R
This car has a severe surge at light to moderate acceleration. The first thing I could think of was a clogged up fuel filter. It was and I replaced it. That didnt help, so here are some other things I have done: I can advance the ignition timing to the point t...
2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette GL 3.4L power window VIN: 1GHDXO3E1Y
This one is different! Sitting in the drivers seat @ idle you can hear a slight hum or electrical resonance coming from dash area. With the car running and the windows up, if you hold the left window button in the up position the noise stops until you release ...
1985 Other European BiTurbo 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: ZAMAL1101F
Vehicle will start and run for a minute or two then stall. Starving for fuel.Fuel Pump fuse checked OK.There is power at fuse with ignition switched on. No power at pump with ignition on. When battery power is applied to pump the car will stay running.I have o...
1984 Plymouth Voyager SE 2.6L transmission VIN: 2P4FH41G5E
I can't drive car because there is a problem with the transmission
1987 Pontiac Grand Am LE 3.0L Stall VIN: 1G2NV54L6H
we recieved this car with a complaint of overheating and dying. we found the wires at the cooling fan had been torn loose and repaired(very poorly)we repaired fan wires using posi-locks and car runs at normal temperature. We also replaced the oil pressure send... Trouble codes: 43 (esc)
1993 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L alternator VIN: 1G2WJ54T6P
this car came to me last week the customer said he had 12 alternators installed and thay would only last 2 days. so i tested the system checked all the the wires from the alternator to the starter and from the starter to the battery there is no short to ground...
1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.4L Stall VIN: 1G2JB12T6V
hello, and thanks for any light you might shed on this one.this is a regular customer who says this car stalls very intermittently, sometimes while cruising. i have been unable to duplicate this symptom on multiple road tests, scan tool ready. i told the custo...
1981 Porsche 911 3.0L alternator VIN: WPOZZZ93ZB
Could someone fax me a wiring diagram on the charging system for the 1981 911 turbo. [...] I have replaced the alternator and the voltage regulator and the new alternator will not charge. I can't get any power on the blue wire that goes to the alternat...
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA2987X
Hello techs, i am still chasing my tail with a couple of boxsters with check engine lights on for 1128/1130 oxygen sensing adaptation rich limit. my last post for these cars timed out because i haven't fixed the problem yet. i have one of the cars back in th... Trouble codes: 1128 (oxygen sensing adaptation enrichment limit bank 1), 1130 (oxygen sensing adaptation enricment limit bank 2)
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L No Start VIN: 4TAUN41B6S
Head Scratcher.. Has any one seen this before. Problem only happens after motor is warmed up and is allowed to hot soak. And it is an intermitant ocurance. Problem is a long crank to start engine. Motor does start and idles rough for a few seconds. No other p...
2000 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, pings VIN: 4TASN92N8Y
Customer complains that engine runs rough cold and that there is a loss of power and engine pings. found long term fuel trim is at -8.5 at idle, short term is at 0. checked fuel pressure and valve timing both -ok. tried replacing the MAF sensor with no chage i...
1995 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L All shifts VIN: WVWBB81E9S
Hello IATN, Looking for some guidance here, customer brought in vehicle for hard shifting. I've checked for codes (included in message), checked the level and condition of the fluid, checked the wiring from the ECM to TCM, checked for TSBs. There is a TSB for...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 3WVSB69M11
Hello VW techs! This CEL has been off and on for a while. Recently, the vehicle began to hesitate and stall occasionally. When scanned using EASE generic mode, found the one code P1296/[...]. It may be important to note that in the DTC count window in the s...

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1998 Audi A4 2.8L Starting VIN: WAUED28D7W
thanks for the info guy butit seemed to be the temp sensor when scoping from overnight stand had some dropout in the first few min of running replaced and problem gone thank again Paul
1988 BMW 750iL 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGC8315J
Thanks to Billy, Gene, Thomas and Russell on this one. They all gave me some good directions to go. The issue with this thing was the EML light coming on on acceleration and after swapping everything imaginable from side to side I found several things that con...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L abs module VIN: 1GCEC14V7Y
replaced ebcm... bleed brake system... ran scanner on it again... had no codes recorded on it... test drove vehicle for a couple of miles... determined all is good. thanx guys
2001 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L trac VIN: 1G1JC12441
kept scanner on watched voltage for two days found it to be tps intermitt.
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GCEC14X33
Well you can sometimes not see the forest for the trees... The great guys at Identifix almost insisted that I change the distributor cap again. I used AC Delco parts but they claim they are not the same quality that you purchase from the dealer. You guesed i...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HF16YY1
hello group: Well out of the 16 replys it was a 50/50 split either the head has a crack or the problem is in the valve seats. I left the coolant pressure tester at 18 psi on over ther weekend and lost only 2 lbs by monday. tried to shim the rocker arms to see ... Trouble codes: P0307.
1973 Ford Mustang 5.0L Temp Gauge VIN: 3F01F11044
Thanks to all who took time & helped with replies! Carl & I said it's possible to have a bad ignition switch! Yes that is what I found! On the back of the ignition switch there is a ground wire that is soldered to it! I just solder the connection = works fine!...
1993 Ford Aerostar XL 3.0L mis-shift VIN: 1FMCA11U6P
The problem with the vehicle falling out of 4th gear may or may or may not be fixed. After reading all of the recommendations from the iatn folks out there, we decided to start with a complete trans service including mercon v synthetic fluid. If the problem pe...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L compressor VIN: 1FMDU34X2R
First of all, thank you for all the helpful replies. Turned out the coolant was not cooling the engine down properly. This caused overheating and the ECM will shut off the A/C compressor to reduce load. We flushed the cooling system and replaced the anti-f...
1995 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FALP74WXS
Thanks for the replies below. These guys were right on the money and gave me the information that I was looking for. Thanks also to anyone that replied after I wrote this. Subject: Re: Ford-Drive-OBD2: 95 Ford Crown Victoria, MIL Richard...there is an 'E' sh... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insufficient EGR flow).
1996 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 5.8L hot ,goes into rev. but won't move VIN: 1FTHE24H5T
We want to Thank J. [...] for his input for the fix for this vehicle.The problem with this E4OD Transmission was the Factory Ford Trans cooler and inline filter.This Ford would run and shift fine for the First hour, before the problem would occur. The Ford cool...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMZA5141X
Thanks for the help everyone. I was told I should reset the parameters in the cluster module, and I did that, but it still would not crank. I was only using 1 key, so I went and had another key mad and after that it would now crank, but would not fire up. You ... Trouble codes: P1260.
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FDXE40F3X
Hello and thanks to everyone who replied, The repair on this bus was what alot of you sugested and what John [...] calls ' Green Death '. The Injector control unit on the inner left fender was a mess. I wish I hadden't read other fixes before asking for som... Trouble codes: P0476 (KOER Exaust Pressure Control Valve), P0266 (Functional test Cyl. 2 Cyl. ballance Fault), P0272 (Functional test Cyl. 4 Cyl. ballance Fault), P0278 (Functional test Cyl. 6 Cyl. ballance Fault), P0284 (Functional test Cyl. 8 Cyl. ballance Fault), P1294 (Inj Buz Test High side open Bank 2).
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L valve train VIN: 1FAHP53U21
This is SO COOL!!! 34 replies and almost all right to the point. The problem was the cam sensor syncronizer ass'y. This is basicaly a sawed off distributor hidden just behind the stat housing under the wiring harnes. It has the cam sensor mounted to it, and it...
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L bucks slightly VIN: JHMCD5566S
Hey thanks everybody. Wow 24 responses on this one, vast majority correctly suggested EGR. Cleaned the ports and the plenum and it's all good. Thanks for taking time to answer this.
2002 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Digital Odometer VIN: 1LNHM81WXY
The problem was a cut wire (blk/wht) circuit 88 which is the ignition feed to pin 23 of the ABS module from an 8 pin connector that is located on the left fender well the connector has a jumper plug that supplies Ignition voltage by jumping pin 1 to pin 5 of t...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E220 cabrio 2.2L No Start VIN: WDB1240601
we'll it was traced down to a 'switch module' by a euro master tech,I have no idea what a switch moduel is or what it does but apparently,they said it controls the ignition and fuel.I would like to know if anyone has heard of such a thing on a w124 chassis,thi...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L compressor VIN: WDBFA68F6X
Thanks to all who replied. I did a self test on the system and no problems were found but Timothy [...] was right on when he said replace the evaporator temp sensor! Sometimes experience is still the best teacher!
1990 Plymouth Grand Voyager LE 3.3L Surge VIN: IP4GH54R2L
Thank you everyone for your input. heres what we came up with. one of the valves on the back head is not operating efeciently causing erratic idle which the ecm cannot deal with being an early generation control system. The electronics are working right. the t... Trouble codes: 24 (tps voltage out of range), 15 (vss not present when driving).
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WP52KO1
Thanks Mark & every one involved.po420 was not false. coolant leak at plenum was to blame for previously restricted cat followed by mil light. Thanks again Jim Trouble codes: P0420.
2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EF48Z2Y
We fixed this vehicle, thanks to Noel and Anders for there help, it is very appritiated. What we found and replaced were the ignition cassette/coli housing. When we took it apart we found the cassette burnt. Thanks again for the advice and help. Trouble codes: P0173 (o2 signal), P1320 (undoummented), P0337 (crankshaft position sensor), P0336 (crankshaft position sensor lose of input).
1992 Toyota Cressida Luxury 3.0L AC hose and compressor VIN: JT2MX83E3N
Great information, thanks a ton. Turns out the aftermarket 'made in the USA' hose was the entire problem. It just had to be my wife's car, so I had to fix it that day. I ordered the Toyota made in Japan hose and put it on. Guess what, no more noise. I sawed th...
1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Misfire VIN: 3VWFL81H2T
Thankyou for your replies. We tried everything others suggested if we had not tried it. NOthing worked. We think it is a wiring problem. Customer decided to take car away, could not pursue further. Murray Trouble codes: 533 (idle).
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L ign/steering/shift lock VIN: VWZ9Z7X800
Thanks to Bryian -CA, Larry- PA; The only replies. Understandably, not too many people wanted to even touch this post! obviously not a common problem. If you are reading this from the archives and attempting this proceedure, read ALL of it to find procedure sh...
1988 Volvo 240 2.3L tail/brake lights VIN: YVAX8840J1
Well this is the fastest I was ever able to fix a vehicle. I had one reply from Jerry [...] who had the solution. The 2 sockets for the outer bulbs, which are the brake and tail lights, were the wrong ones. We had 1 [...] and 1 black socket. The [...] sock...
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