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1994 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 44RS011923
This started off as a misfire. Customer installed MSD cap, rotor, wires, and external coil. #4 plug wire insulator was burnt. Car was towed in to our shop after progressively running worse. We installed ?normal? cap, rotor, and wires, and reman distributor (cu...
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L abs VIN: WBAGH8336X
Car came in with ABS and brake light on. CS 2000 read fault in RR wheel sensor. Replaced sensor, fault code gone, but ABS and Brake warning lights still on. No codes in ABS now. Any help appreciated. Please respond email if possible. TIA.
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L vanos timing VIN: WBABR3348Y
I replaced the head gasket and now keep getting codes 103 & 104 for cam timing. Marked chains and gears before removing and have rechecked vanos chains and gears 3 times. I have the cam blocks and crank pin but not the vanos setup bracket. I have looked in the...
1982 Chevrolet C10 Custom 6.2L Misfire, lack of power VIN: 1GTDC14C3C
Hello to all diesel techs out there. I'm having heck of a time on this diesel. I'm familar with 6.5 and 6.6, but never worked on 6.2. This truck came in with lack of power. I took it out for a test trive, sure enough it's very slow. I noticed hard start on col...
1990 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G1WN54T2L
Hi, I have a problem with this car, it keeps eating crank sensors, they last for about a day and half, then die. The car did restart for about 30 seconds. I really need to know why or what is killing them. Any help is would be great. Thanx.
1991 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L No VSS VIN: 1GNDM19Z2M
Hello all. This van has no speedometer reading and VSS on scantool shows 0mph all the time... Once or twice in a 5 min road test the speedo will jump 2-5mph, and the scan tool shows the same, but returns to 0mph and stays there. This van has no speedo cable an... Trouble codes: 24 (No VSS Signal Received)
1991 Chevrolet Caprice 5.0L unknown VIN: 1G1BL83E9M
This Customer has gone to great lenghts to repair a vibrationt that is pretty heavy between 62-75 mph per hour. It can be felt in the steering wheel as well is in the seat/ drivetrain of the vehicle. It did have a stiff rear u-joint so we sent the drive shaft ...
1996 Chevrolet Impala SS 5.7L power assist VIN: 1G1BL52PXT
Greetings to all, Working on a 96 Impala SS 5.7L. cust complaint of no ps assist until higher rpm are reached. Upon initial inspection fluid seemed extremely contaminated, black with a terrible smell. power flushed the ps system and installed a reman pump. All...
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCDM19WXY
ignition rotor (aftermarket ,niehoff brand) is melted from tip to center (more melted toward tip ) any ideas, this has happend 2 times in 6 months
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK24GX1
since truck was new this has been a on going problem the past year it has had the tac module changed and the problem had hapened only twice Trouble codes: P1221
2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GCCS14W21
Truck was towed to us after stalling on the road. It would not start as received unless artificial fuel was introduced at the throttle body. KOEO TP voltage was very high, putting fuel delivery into clear flood mode. When the TP was unplugged, the truck would ... Trouble codes: P0101 (MAF signal out of range)
1992 Dodge Dakota 3.9L 1-2 shift VIN: 1B6GL26X1N
Greetings fellow techs, Automatic transmissions are not one of my specialties. I installed a factory rebuilt mopar transmission in this puppy. When on the test drive I noticed from a standing start it feels like the truck is starting out in high gear. I verifi...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L front brakes VIN: 1B7HF13ZXV
I am at the end of my rope, tomorrow Im gonna make a noose out of it truck came in last friday with request for "brakes feel squishy", he was towing small trailer when he discovered the problem,,we road tested to find brakes work and feel ok when driving like ...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L not sure VIN: 1B7HF16Y2W
Customer's concercn is "The brakes are very very touchy/grabby at slow speeds (high speeds its fine.) with light pedal." I verified the customers concern, and it has a slight nose dive but rear brakes do lock up. The pedal is a nice high, firm pedal. Thanks f...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 2B4GP44351
This minivan has a strange intermittent problem. It feels as if engine stalls momentarily but then recovers after one to three seconds into the stall. It can do this a few times and then clears up. When this happens the vehicle will not accelerate, it justs co...
1997 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FALP54N1V
Hi guys, This is my first post, so bear with me. This V-8 Taurus is the first one I'v worked on, I'm begining to hope the last! When I first checked it the only code was P1157, but the car would run decent when first started, then start to run terrible, with b... Trouble codes: P0156 (O/2 Heater circuit B-1 S2), P0161 (O/2 Heater circuit B-2 S-2), P0172 (Sys. rich B1), P0175 (Sys rich B2), P1157 (O/2 22 shows lean)
1998 Ford F-150 4.6L abs VIN: 2FTRX08W8X
This veheicle was parked for two years and the gas pump went to sleep.That is corrected and the problem now is the ABS light is on and it wont select 4WD. I scanned the system, it has code C1230- Rrwheel speed input circuit failure. On the scanner all wheel se...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L fuel gauge
help!! after the vehicle was repaired,the cust complained the gas gauge did not work properly.our shop did not do the repairs,done out of state.in a nutshell,when key is on,engine running or not,the gas gauge falls steadily to empty within 8 to 12 minutes.i as...
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Temp. gage VIN: 1FTZF1826Y
This is an embarrassing post but here goes. This truck came in for what was thought to be an overheating problem. The analog engine temperature gage gradually rises to 260F degrees while running. After actually checking the engine temperature with an infrared ...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L wheel bearing VIN: 1FMZU73E72
After replacing the left-front hub assy(dealer only part)we still have the same noise. It is consistent w/vehicle speed and more noticeable from the left front corner when turning to the right or when in a sweeping right turn at speed. This is a full time 4 wh...
1996 Geo Tracker 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNBE1868T
The check engine light came on after driving the vehicle. P0300 set for a multiple misfire code. No misfire exists. Code sets when computer sees crank sensor slowing down with steady TPS signal. TPS is steady, and crank signal is good and not slowing down. Any... Trouble codes: P0330 (Multiple Misfires Detected)
1997 Geo Prizm LSi 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1Y1SK5283V
found code 1780 comes back every time vehicle is placed from park to any gear and back. new switch has same thing. found 12 volts on pcm connector pins for reverse, low, and 2nd gear, but not for park or neutral.also new wire from switch to pcm, has same probl... Trouble codes: P1780 (park/neutral position pnp switch)
1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L 4X4 fuse VIN: 1GKDT13W8W
I really need some help on this one guys. I hope someone has run into this on before. Fuse #15 10A in the instrument panel feeds the transfer case selector switch, transfer case module, VCM, front axle switch, and mitchel says it feeds something with the abs. ...
2002 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDHG31RX2
Need help all you gm techs. This truck was brought to us from Baltimore Md with a miss and mil on. We ran compression check and found no compression on #4 cylinder all others had 150 to 155 psi. Removed head and replaced burnt exhaust valve. After putting truc... Trouble codes: P0300
1995 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L dashboard VIN: 1J4FJB8547
First time for this operation, it appears we have to remove the dash to gain access to the "actuators" that control the air flow direction/s in the cab.No air coming from centre & outer vents, all others OK. System is vacuum operated, distributor switch on cen...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Misfire VIN: 1J4GW58J72
Vehicle came in with mis-fire. Found code for #1 injector driver(po201). Checked waveform at pcm of #1 injector. Waveform showed battery voltage, pcm did not ground injector. Checked all powers and grounds to pcm no problem found. The po201 code always came on... Trouble codes: P0201
1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB7236V
Number 4 spark plug had a carbon track, replaed plugs, coils and wires with Kia parts. That fixed PO304 code. Egr valve would not hold vacuum, replaced it with a Kia part. Then I had a rough idle, EGR driver in PCM is not pulling control circuit down so EGR v... Trouble codes: P0400, P0304, P0140, P0139, P0133
2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM97V1Y
Vehicle came in with check engine light on and poor running condition. Pulled codes and found misfire codes on cylinders #1 &3. Tested fuel pressure, injectors & compressions. All were ok. Spark Plugs were worn. We then replaced the plugs and found the coil bo... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire Cylinder 1), P0303 (Misfire Cylinder 3)
1986 Mazda B2000 2.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JM2UF2117G
This truck started as a hand me down from another customer in Hawaii when it dropped the #2 exhaust valve and cracked the piston. We swapped out the piston and rod assy from another good engine, and carefully switched the rings to maintain the same compression...
1995 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BA1424S
Hi everyone, This fine Mazda Protege came in with a store code of P1000, readiness fault code. There was about 6 possible problems listed. I did a visual check of the data with a snap-on scanner. However, the there was an exhuast leakage coming from the manifo... Trouble codes: P1000 (readiness code)
1996 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22C2T
Hi thanks in advance I have a 1996 (aug 1995) mazda 626. It has a code p1195 EGR Boost Sensor signal out of range. I have tested the boost sensor. I have the 5 volt referance, ground, and signal . KOEO 4.5 volts ALLDATA says apply 8" vacume to sensor reading s... Trouble codes: P1195
1963 Mercedes-Benz 190sl 3.0L hard start
Looking for information on choke linkage between front and rear carbs. The choke cable is connected to the rear carb but there is no linkage to the front carb. The front choke is currently locked open. As the carbs are slightly staggered a direct cross link wo...
1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Wipers VIN: 1070441203
I'm having trouble with the windshield wipers on this car. They won't shut off. The wipers run on all positions of the switch, including "off". I could really use a wiring diagram for the wiper circuit on this car, or some information on the location of a wip...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L hard start cold VIN: WDBCA35D8H
Hello Techs, We have done spark plugs,dist cap+rotor,air filter. Cleaned the air sensor plate+replaced the check valve in fuel pump. It will always start but with excessive cranking. Upon starting it will load up excess fuel+black smoke from the pipe for a fe...
1997 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L vss VIN: 4M2DU55PXV
after driving vehicle upon startup OD lite flashes once it hits 55 mph. and then check engine lite will come on with code 500 and code 503 vss erattic. i put on snap on scanner and drove watching the vss and it reads 0 intil i hit about 25 mph and then catches...
1991 Mitsubishi Mirage 1.5L No Start, Stall VIN: JA3CU14A5M
This vehicle will not start. I know what you are thinking, probably the ECU, maybe the distributor. But both have been changed out. The replacement is used but looks like new inside, no leaking caps or burnt smell. We replaced the ECU just because it is so com...
1992 Mitsubishi Galant 2.0L No Start VIN: JA3CR46V8N
engin basics ok, comp , fixed time ok has spark no fuel enable pump is good ran power to it, good fuel press , no injector pulse was at anothe shop changed comp still no start/ no pulse, dist are good suspect ecu, mpi relay is new , every thing leaving the mpi...
1990 Nissan LARGO 1950CC Tow Bar VIN: KUGC220421
HI Guy`s I have a Nissan Largo in I have never done this type in the UK as it was a special import and there is no data available and the local main deal is unhelpful what I want is a Workshop manual also a tow bar or a sorce where I can get one from as I have...
1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 2.8L Misfire VIN: 1G3AH51WXJ
car misfires always, replaced rotten spark plug wires, check clean and gap plugs, check ignition secondary KV on scope, #4 not firing,0 KV, front bank of cylinders #2&6 weak KV like 5-7 KV,, rear bank all three have KV readings of 26-28, replaced ignition modu...
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L Oil Pressure VIN: 1G3WS52H9X
Need some help! This particular"short star" engine has a oil pressure problem once it reaches operating temp. Am having a hard time believing it is main bearings as there is no lower end thump. Vehicle has been maintained as per OEM recommendations & oil has b...
1999 Plymouth Voyager 2.4L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2P4FP25B5X
Van intermittently misses only when fully warmed up, torque convertor locked up, under light to moderate accel. Feels like dead cyl, misfire counter shows #1 every time and #3 once in a while (ratio approx 5:1). I sprayed wires with water, no problem,i brake t...
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Injectors VIN: 1G2WJ52J9Y
Very intermittent start and dies. When car was acting up for about 20 mins. we checked systems and found no noid this was the only time it did this for any long length of time any other time it starts and dies. We checked codes and found P1629 Theft Deterrent ...
1988 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L Fans VIN: WPOJB0920J
Porsche Techs we have a 928 with an electrical gremlin in the shop. One of the main cooling fans on this 928 is staying on until the battery goes dead. Pop the hood and the safety switch will turn it off. The intake temp switch is working correctly and is not ...
1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L "not ready" VIN: YS3DD75B9T
The battery was disconnected while clutch was removed. Clutch is fine, no MIL, but it won't pass California (maybe other states also) smog. Emissions are pefect. There is a check that is performed at the end of the test that tests for "drive cycle". It shows "...
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy, Runs Rough VIN: JT3VN29V8R
Hello Fellow Techs. Today I had a customer bring in her 1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 (Federal Emissions) 3.0Liter Engine for a check engine light on and the engine running rough. She recently had replaced the Plugs, Wires, Cap and Rotor, but that didn't correct the... Trouble codes: 25 (Air/Fuel Mixture Lean), 26 (Air/Fuel Mixture Rich)
1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Accessories VIN: 1NXBR12E2W
To all of you toyota guys out there I need your help. I recently replaced the wiring harness behind the dash because the wiring harness was melted due to a electrical short.(tail lights) Installed new wiring harness and now the tail lights work. Customer broug...
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...
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA63B6W
what's up iatn member? i have my brother vw in the shop, and it's in for emission. well anyway p1136 (odii code, manufacture). don't have much to go by, except repaired vacum hose and replaced air filter, clear code with the "red brick". took vehicle home, ru... Trouble codes: P1136 (manufacture code)
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L ability to fill VIN: YV1TS94D6Y
Customer reports difficulty filling tank with gas. when filling, tank will accept gas for a gallon or so, then forces pump to shut off and he has to wait for several seconds before he can begin pumping. Visual inspection of vehicle doesnt reveal any damage or ...

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1993 Acura Legend L 3.2L oil system VIN: JH4KA7667P
well, the concensus seems to be valve guide seals. I've informed the customer & they're going to think about it & live with the smoke for awhile. Thanks for all the support! Scott
2001 Audi A4 1.8L oil pump/cam adjuster VIN: WAUDC68D11
FIXED!!! New cam adjuster fixed top engine noise. New oil pump brought pressures back to specs. (2.5 bar at idle---4.5 bar at 2000 rpm and 5.0 bar at 3000 rpm.)(Cold pressure 5.0 bar) Thanks to all who responded, all on the right track. Does anyone know if the...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L comp, blower VIN: WBADM634XY
The customer declined any further diagnostics but claims he fixed it him self by replaceing both side impact sensors, and installing a new control head from another car of the same model & year. Thanks for the help, keep up the great help.
2002 BMW 525i 2.5L alarm system VIN: WBADS43412
Took the car to the dealer.They hooked up GT-1 factory tool .There were 37 hits onthe hood switch.The warranty covered it and my life is now back to normal.Thank you all for your replies most said hood switch problems Thanks again Chris
1992 Buick Roadmaster Limited 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G4BT5376N
Many that responded suggested the EGR, which I forgot to mention I had all ready checked. Thanks to Stan [...] that hit it right on. The problem was with the distributor. A fault there, possibly a cracked magnet or a poor pick-up coil was causing a random inte...
1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L traction control VIN: 1G6KD52B1S
Thank you Wesley, who replied that code 33 is for the right rear wheel speed sensor continuity. I put it on the lift this morning and sure enough the sensor was disconnected. I plugged it in and everything was perfect. Thanks again Wes.
1992 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, running rich VIN: 1G1JC1440N
Thanks to everyone who offered help on this problematic car. The customer told us that a new timing chain was installed on this car about 6 months prior to now, so we were not even suspect about the car jumping time. But, that's exactly what happened. The timi...
1995 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GCGC24F4F
I was unable to repair this vehicle per the customer did not want to go any further, but did receive valid information I can share with the rest of you. One point was to check the lift pump on the frame rail under the driver's seat, would be able to hear pump ... Trouble codes: 78 (wastegate solenoid problem).
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L system VIN: 1GNDX03E5W
we installed new compressor a/c delco , evacuate & rechage, everything is fine now. thank you for all the help
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L blend air door motor VIN: 1GNCS13W3W
ok guy's thanks for all the help. turns out that it was just the blend door motor. i learn that you can't just plug the blend motor in. you have to have it hook up to the blend door. or the motor will just go all one way and not back. the info you gave me help...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Transfer Case VIN: 1GNDT13W8W
Hello, I had several good replies but the customer did not want to proceed with it any further. What I did find however is that the transfer case fluid level way above full when I pulled the fill plug to check the fluid level. I advised the customer that the s...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L engine VIN: 2GECK19T4X
well gents, thanks for your replies. i don't know if this truck is fixed but, i ran gm top engine cleaner thru the intake and changed back to regular 5w-30 and i'll see how it goes. gm doesn't have any updated parts for these motors so if it doesn't clear up t...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L No Start VIN: 2GCEC19T4Y
Hey Fellow Techs every one was right on the money.The fuel pressure regulator was definetly bad.Thanks to the tech who said it could take up to 3 min for gas to start pooring out. I had that vac hose off the regulator at least 6 times and never leaked any fuel...
1995 Chrysler LHS 3.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 2C3HC56F2S
Thanks for all the help on this one. I had suggestions on ground wires, anti-theft & ignition switches. I had several that said Chrysler had alot of ignition switch problems that would cause this. Replaced switch on 8/12/04, customer picked it up on 8/13/04 an...
1997 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L turn signals VIN: 4C3AU42N2V
hey thanks to everyone who replied i realy want to thank jim larry and michael who nailed it the relay was located behind the a/c control head thanks again
1992 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Hesitation VIN: 2B4GH45R4N
Hey, sorry for the delay. The problem was interment and i wanted to be sure. Only 1 out of 8 replies agreed with me to try a known good computer (view other replies though, they were very good). I was able to make a deal with the wrecker to send back the compu... Trouble codes: 21 (02 sensor lean).
1996 Dodge Ram 3500 8.0L no power VIN: 387MF33W8T
I recieved several replies stating to check the injector screens for debris. I got in another dodge truck v-10 and compared preesure drop with a tester and they were the same. However it was stated that this might not show up with that kind of test so I pulled...
1998 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES47CWD
recieved 4 replies on this one, thanks for your time, customer declined any further diagnosis to fine out why it didnt communicate. vehicle came in on the hook 2 days later for a no start and burning smell, found broken ground on the engine, and burnt resistor...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HF16Y7W
Thanks to everyone for your help! This truck is done and gone. Most replies got me on the right track. It actually had two problems. First, the O2 ground by P/S pump on LF head was not very good. Corrected that, but O2 signal was still high. I replaced rear O2... Trouble codes: P0138 (Downstream O2 sensor shorted to voltage).
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HS28Z5X
customer never returned for us to check into any further - says he is trading it in (right) - WILL POST IF HE COMES BACK Trouble codes: P0304.
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7KF2367Y
well like always the IATN techs come through. the sensor was located behind the starter(nice design). it is certainly not easy to remove but it's done, thanx again for the IATN. Trouble codes: 336 (crankshaft position sensor problem).
1996 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP45X6T
the replies that i recieved all seemed to be reguarding lean conditions. the car was picked up and has not returned yet. Trouble codes: P0172.
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Noise VIN: 1FMDU34X6V
Many reply's.All pointed to IAC valve.Replaced with new valve.Noise gone,Im happy,Customer is happy.Thank's to all.
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU18L9X
All the help was great! In this case, Brian, Stu, Mike, and TShaw were right on. The DPFE was intermittently stuck at .13 V The EGR vac coming on a few inches everyone said was normal, which it seemed to be because it still did it after the DPFE was replaced. ... Trouble codes: P0402.
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPE2426X
So far this vehicle is not fixed. I received several replies about checking for ground problems. We checked high and low , cleaned and tightened all ground connections but the problem was still there. Someone also suggested that we change both coolant sendin... Trouble codes: P1285 (Cylinder Head Overtemp sensed), P1299 (Cylinder Head Overtemp Protect Active).
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start, PATS VIN: 1FAFP444YF
The Ford tech post is very good. The directions are well, but I didn't think to clear the HEC and PCM codes. If you install the used unit and clear all the codes they'll keep coming back untill all parameters are reset and KAM is cleared. Just remember to clea...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Electronic VIN: 1FTWW33F62
Thanks to the respondends. The code P1501 is a VSS code. We went after the no throttle response problem first. With scanner and scope we isolated an intermititant at the throttle pedal sensor assembly. Replaced it. Cleared codes and drove truck. Code 1501 retu...
1990 Geo Tracker 1.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2CNBJ18V0L
Sorry, I neglected to mention the computer was replaced by another technician two other times. Both computers failed the same way and lasted about six months. So, on to what was wrong with the Tracker. Originally I came in as a second party help to another tec...
2004 Lexus RX300 3.0L electric window VIN: JTJHF31U40
customer went to other garage .we will buy oscilloscope and TOYOTA intelligient tester II ,I need it to test body ECU good or bad
1998 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Hesitation, no power VIN: ILNFM81W9W
customer hasn't returned but i believe that the problem will be in the timing chain area like so many said and i would like to thank the people that answered my cry for help
1987 Mazda B2000 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JM2UF1119H
Thanks for all the responces. Paul from Arizona gave me a Nissan part number #16197 61A03. Nissan had it in stock, and although the jet numbers was larger the emissions was well below state levels! Rusty from CA. has used MC solenoids from ACE Electric #MCS-19...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SEL 3.8L ignition switch
Thanks to those 3 who replied. 2 replies were very helpful--Richard's especially. ONe reply suggested that I simply turn the steering wheel and release the key, and I was a bit insulted at this one, to be honest. I had to follow Richards precise instructions a...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L a/c system VIN: WDBHA22E9S
The fix was to buy rebuild unit from Worldpac. Main reason for panel to burnt was due to a bad engine harness. Replaced harness and panel all is well now. Thanks for your suggestions but there was no way to cut corners on this one./
1997 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MELM58S5V
With pressure gauge installed I pressured up the fuel rail and then pinched off the supply hose between the pump and the fuel rail. the rail held pressure. That tells me that the pressuire drop was the pump or the hoses back to the pump. sense there was no ext...
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4A3AK44Y9T
After much testing and inspecting we found a faulty Idle Air Control Valve...it appears after driving for a while valve would stick and the problem would start. I wanted to be sure before i posted the fix, the customer has been driving the car for 4 days now! ...
2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46G42
Turns out that 'generic' mode is sometimes TOO generic. The definitions for the codes I was getting were correct but the numbers were wrong. It should have been showing a P0335 and a P0340 (cam sensor and crank sensor). After getting the correct codes I was ab... Trouble codes: 821 (832 -), 832.
1980 Other European Corniche 412CID heater blower
Well, this vehicle is in limbo now. I really appreciate the replies i got and did check the items that I got the advice on. The main power wires were already repaired, the relays all appear ok (though the wire colors did not all correspond with the slightly ol...
1990 Plymouth Laser RS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4P3CS44U0L
Call this one fixed. Got 6 good replies on this one but the fix was to replace the new defective IAC from NAPA, replaced it with another one and the idle was at 800 rpm's from the get go. I scoped the IAC and was getting a signal from the PCM,but the defective... Trouble codes: 12 (mass air flow circuit).
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1G2WP52K01
Thanks for the replies ... I sent this car to the dealer since it was covered under 8/80000 emission warranty as many of you suggested.. The cat was replaced but the cause of the failure was the intake manifold... I have replaced many of this plastic manifolds...
1995 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3CF65M5S
There is a 5 amp fuse #23 that was blown. I was elated. I thought that Saab did think of everything. But I was wrong. Saab service manual 2:7 is invaluable. It allows testing of each of the systems involved and gives detailed wiring in and out of the computer....
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