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1988 Cadillac Fleetwood 4.5L multiple electic devices VIN: 1G6CB5154J
This caddy shuts down many components after it warms up. All at once the following turn off: fuel data center, digital cluster, climate control (but compressor still cycles), radio, and wipers. I searched all the wiring diagrams. G100, G101, and G200 are goo...
1961 Chevrolet CORVETTE 283CID hard hot restart VIN: 12345678NA
does anybody have access to location of jets in a 61 corvette 2 4bbl setup .shoul;d the larger jets be in the primary side. when we took thes apart both carbs had larger jets in primary side . i can't remember if this is right or not . i thought the smaller je...
1987 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Sport 2.8L Must manual shift for overdrive VIN: 1GNCS18R7H
Hi guys, This is my personal work vehicle but I'm not too sharp when it comes to automatics. What's happening is I have no drive with OD selected, but it's fine when you put it in regular Drive. However when I'm up to speed, (like over 45), I can shift it int...
1990 Chevrolet Lumina 2.5L backfires VIN: 2G1WL54R8L
attempted to start vehicle after third try it started and backfired through exhaust.idles good but when snapping throttle backfires through intake,removed air filter housing assy from throttle body,found black soot everywhere which then led me to believe to mu...
1995 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L a/c VIN: 1GNEK13KOS
A/C Changes From Cold To Hot, Dash Controls Switch From Normal A/C Vents To Defrost+Heat. It Only Happens On Hills + Acceration . Works Ok At Idle + Steady Cruise On Road. Checked ALLDATA + Dealer On Help? Thanks,Colburn Brothers
1995 Chevrolet C-70 366CID Fuel Pressure VIN: 1GBJ6H1P5S
Thank you for any help. We normally do not see these big trucks but found several problems and repaired them with great results. However, it still is running lean and we have about 30 to 32 psi fuel pressure and need to know if this is within specs before goin...
1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L engine VIN: 2G1WL52M2V
Engine has noise in rear valve cover area or front cover area, it's hard to tell. it sounds like a lifter tap with a scraping thrown in. I hope someone out there has some thoughts before we start tearing away. thanks in advance.
1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L Unknown VIN: 2G1WW12M7W
Sirs, I hope some of you Chevy techs can help with this one. Vehicle has no cold air. Parts replaced at another shop include: Compressor, Drier,Orifice,Condensor. The pressures are all over the place and I'm guessing it's the Variable Displacement valve in ...
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L excessive noise VIN: 2GTEC19R1W
Hi everyone. I could use some help with a bad fuel pump noise. the fuel pump is whining like most gm pumps do in this generation truck. but the weird part is that the fuel lines are resonating the noise of the pump up to the intake manifold. I can feel and hea...
2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L temp guage VIN: 1GNDX03E5Y
van is used by local caterer, temp guage never went over 1/2, the other day in traffic it went almost into the red, running it in the shop overheat was varified,the cooling fans did come on at 225 degrees.we replaced the thermostat, the overheating is fixed bu...
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L Coolant loss VIN: 3GNNFK16T2
Customer bought vehicle 6 weeks ago. Shortly after it needed coolant topped up once a week. We pressure tested and found no leaks. He then drove and monitered, found low coolant light come on every 3-4 days and has to fill with 3/4 galon of coolant. We pulled ...
2002 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L wiper VIN: 2G1WH55K42
Hi folks! These wipers are driving us crazy! They intermittently park up, stop in up position on intermittent. Tab from wiper frame is in proper position, updated park arm installed, re-installed, rechecked, rechecked! - Now, 50% of the time it will park prope...
1988 Chrysler Conquest TSi 2.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JJ3CC54N4J
when we got the car found the mass air flow was damaged so the customer got us another mass air flow which both were used and both reacted exactly the same. we have limited information on this vehicle in our shop. i have checked fuel pressure and it is good th...
1997 Dodge Caravan SE 3.0L Boils over VIN: 2B4FP253XY
Van came in for overheating and boiling over. Found a broken thermostat and vehicle failed block test. New thermostat and head gaskets with milled heads. Van still boils over but does not overheat. It only boils over when you idle for an extended peroid of tim...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HC13Z4V
This truck is not an enhanced evap system.It does not have a LDP or a vent control valve.It has a cannister and a mechanical vent to atmosphere along with a purge solenoid.This Truck was just purchased a couple of months ago and this has been a problem since.O... Trouble codes: P441/
2000 Dodge Caravan 3.0L brake pads VIN: 2B4GP2530Y
This van has gone through several sets of brakes in the last two months. I'v replaced the pads and rotors 3 times, I'v replaced the caliper with a heavy duty caliper. I put on top of the line parts from Raybestos. I was told that it may be a hose that is colap...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.9L rear axle VIN: 3B7KF26Z61
Hello tech's, I have a truck in my shop that has a very audible popping noise when the truck is at low speed, mostly while in reverse, and the wheels are turned. It will occassionaly do it in drive. I have had the axles out and inspected the splines, ring and...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Cuts out VIN: 1B7KC23Z51
This is a municipal city vehicle with an intermittent complaint of "dying out, like you shut off the gas and start to pull off the road, then it will pop and go back to normal" according to the one man who drives it. Its intermittent and all I have felt on mul...
1988 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR15T5J
MIL comes on intermittently when driving. It will stay on at times at idle to get a code then go out. I get code 64 ACT.I decarbonized engine and replaced the ACT sensor. This did not fix it. I do not have any information on diagnosing this code other then che...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L # 3 cylender missfire # po303 VIN: 2FMDA5146T
we put a marshall engine in this van. afew months later it had an oil leak so it had to be replaced again. in all we have put 3 marshall warrantee engines in the van. now we have this continous problem with # 3 cylender missfire coming back.and van chugging . ...
1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEE11H7T
Hello Everyone. This van has a on going lean code. Owner says mil has been on most of the time. Has tried many times to get this one fixed. I saw a TSB for the 5.8 and 4.9 for the exact problem but does not apply to this cal # 6-64k-ro5. The longterm fuel tri... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 sys lean), P0174 (Bank 2 sys lean)
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L Steering VIN: 1FTZR15U4W
This truck wanders a lot on the road, worse at highway speed. Problem started all of a sudden without warning. We have checked the entire chassis/suspension, springs, bushings, rack and pump, flushed steering fluid and installed Lucas. This vehicle DOES carry ...
1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L MIL Lamp on, b1 &b2 lean codes VIN: 1FAFP47V0X
Custoner has been driving this car for 1 year with ses light on. I find P0171,0174 lean codes, check mass air flow sensor for oil on it. looks dry but I clean the hot wires with alcohol. Replace the orignal fuel filter (not restricted) for maintenance. found t... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 system too lean memory), P0174 (Bank 2 system too lean memory)
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L air bag system VIN: 1FTNE242XX
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTRX17L9X
This vehicle has a misfire that began between 1250-1300rpm.Fuel pressure and volume are within spec.Has specified motorcraft platinum plugs that are in good shape.There are NO Codes. Original crank sensor had bad waveform that followed misfire. Replaced crank ...
2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L No throttle response VIN: 1FDAF57F51
At times there is no throttle responce(may only act up once in a 2 week period).Wait 15-20 seconds or restart and works normal.This has been an ongoing concern for the past year or more.Unable to duplicate. The wiring at the pedal assembly has been spliced to... Trouble codes: P0122 (Accelerator Pedal Sensor Circuit Low Input), P0221 (Throttle switch B circuit Performance)
1997 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L PRNDL light VIN: 1GKEK13RXV
PRNDL light is inop. Using an MT2500 found code P1870 - undocumented code. Test drive showed trans to be shifting ok. Tested power to the PRNDL fuse - ok. Checked fuse - ok. Nothing in our Mitchell Manuals on diagnosing this system or any explination of how it...
1998 GMC Sonoma SL 2.2L No Start VIN: 1GTCS1447W
hello, this truck was in a heavy rain,the water rose up to about 6 inch below the bottom,of the side window.the bcm was summerged in dose not appear the pcm was summerged.the spark plugs were remove & engine spun over to clear any water. the ... Trouble codes: U1000 (no class 2 communnication), P1632 (theft deterrent system-fuel disable)
1989 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L fans VIN: JHMCA5544K
hello everyone//customer came in overheating and we roadtested vehicle with normal temp after filling with water and the radiator was leaking badly.we installed new radiator and ran to temp with no fan operation.temp will climb to the red zone after 20-25 minu...
1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L r.f. high beam VIN: 1HGCD5610V
vehicle has no high beam on passenger side with no power to bulb.daytime running light is illuminated but i can not find test procedure in mitchell.wiring diagram shows drl control unit located on r. side of instrument panel.i know from past experience that th...
1998 Honda Civic DX 1.6L 1st gear VIN: 2HGEJ6623W
I need help on a honda B4RA trans. The car came in with the trans slipping on take off in 1st gear. Removed trans and found 1st gear clutch pack burnt up and seals blown. Rebuilt trans replacing all clutches & plates, seals & torque converter. Went through val...
1995 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L unkown VIN: JACDJ58V75
Vehicle came into shop and would not pull.Found that the clutch was shot.Bolts on flywheel and flywheel itself was blue.Found that the rear brakes were locked up on this vehicle causeing drag.Replaced clutch assembly including slave cylinder and flywheel with ...
2001 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDJ58XX1
Hello techs, We need some help on this Isuzu trying to pinpoint the cause of a cold start misfire, rough idle, popping, spitting, and hesitation. If you let it idle for a little, engine will smooth out and run fine for the rest of the day. Engine light has co... Trouble codes: 1340 (ION sensing module- cylinder syncronization)
1992 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Turn Signals VIN: SAJHY1745N
This Jag has a list of electrical problems; turn signals inop, intermittant wiper inop (low & high speed okay) hazard flashers inop, power radio antenna inop, key-in warning buzzer will not shut off. Everything electrical is controlled by the CPU. The switches...
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L Tachometer & Speedometer VIN: JT8UF11EXP
I am lookin for a rebuilder of spedo head and tachometer assy,both of these items intermittently drop to ZERO @ times but independently of each other have read all archives and fixes for lihtin issues I DO NOT HAVE A LIHTIN ISSUE I am lookin for reputable serv...
1993 Lincoln Continental 3.8L air ride VIN: 1LNLM9745P
hi guy i need some info on a 1993 lincoln cont. air ride system. i got this lincoln in with a rear air bag blowedout. replaced it an rear end wants to pump up tight so i replaced the rear hieght sensor still same problem hooked up my breakout box an i can mana...
1983 Mazda RX-7 GS 1.1L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1FB3314D
i just recently bought an 1983 RX-7 and it has no power when u step on the gas and it will not stay running at idle. i checked the cats for temerture varriance and it was only a diffrence of about 50 degrees which is way to low. I originnally belived it to be ...
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)
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L shifting VIN: 4JGAB54E2X
Mercedes Guru's, we have a ML320 that goes into limp mode.No shift,max speed 40-45 mph,max RPM @4000 rpm. Only the CHECK ENGINE light is on. This is an intermitent problem(comes and goes with no warning).Trans codes are 137 and 41(both codes go together and ar...
1973 Nissan 240Z 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: HLS30-1258
The front carburetor is dumping gas out of the bowl vent tube.As you can see from the mileage, this vehicle has spent most of its life sitting in a garage.I have found a manual (Haynes)with fairly clear and accurate info, but cannot find any repair parts for t...
1986 Nissan Multi 2.0L Unknown VIN: JN8HMO5S6G
Hi all. I have a nissan multi that vibrates in reverse only. It's a 2 wheel drive model with an auto trans. and the strange vibration started after removing the trans. to replace a worn ring gear. I have replaced motor mounts, tried adjusting the torque mounts...
1990 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale 3.8L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3HN54C5L
ok here's the deal with car, customer calls and complains that the car is cutting off constantly, car stalls and will restart immediatly, snapon mt2500 will not comunicate with car, check all fuses that are known to me for this. and no luck, looked at all powe...
1993 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GHDU06L7P
Good morning all, Installed a new A/C compressor on this van 2 weeks ago. Customer takes vehicle on vacation, everything working fine, stops to fill gas tank and when he restarts van the SES light comes on and A/C will not cool.I checked all my work around the... Trouble codes: 17 (Crank rpm signal shorted), 47 (uart link problem), 26 (Quad driver module failure), 56 (quad 2 problem)
1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on
This car came in on a hook - low fuel pressure - replaced pump. Car came back after dying w/driving - ran out of gas. Put gas in car and sent on. The next time I see this car P0105 code set - CEL on. Checked car and replaced TPS along with plugs (had Bosch) an... Trouble codes: P0105 (tps / map)
1995 Other GM 16 pass bus 5.7L Stall VIN: 1GBKH32K7S
The complaint that brought this unit in was dieing at idle sometimes (most of the time). I originally was not looking at this one and only suggested from the sound of things to check the fuel filter. It was slighty plugged and changed for maint. and to be able...
2000 Plymouth Breeze 2.4L abs VIN: 1P3EJ46X4Y
The ABS kicks in on this AT TIMES just before final stop. No codes. Have looked at all tone rings. All 4 wheel speeds on scanner show the same even when acting up. Quite sure we have a glitch in 1 of the four sensors but guessing is to expensive. Also, sensors...
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Air Bag Module VIN: 1G2WP12K4V
I an trying to replace the ignition lock cylinder because it will not turn. In order to remove the air bag the Mitchell says to use a flat bladed screwdriver to release 4 leaf springs on back side of steering wheel. This is where I am having difficulty. I can ...
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WR5211X
vehicle came in for a "chuggle" at steady speed, with no codes in memory. we had already done a motor vac in past, which got rid of the code po300. we went to check spark output of the wires, coils etc. & a backfire occured, with an engine started bac... Trouble codes: P0341
1995 Saturn SL2 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G8ZK5273S
Hello and thanks in advance for your help. Customer complained immediately after we installed a reman engine that she could not pass the VET. We did not hear from her for 3 months. She brought the car back after having replaced her catylitic converter, O2 sens...
1995 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L low beams
Hi there, I have this Sidekick with headlights that refuse to work on low beam. I have good fuses and power to the bulb sockets. I cant light the bulb on low beam by grounding the red/white wire at the socket. I can light the high beam by grounding the red wir...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L final drive VIN: JT2BJ22K5V
test drove transmission seems to shift ok,but when shifting from forward to reverse trans is popping removed left axle and replaced with new did not make a difference. removed diff cover and had tech power brake while under car to see if we could see a problem...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K8V
originally when vehicle was is, attempted to diagnose system according to diagnostic chart and suspected vacuum modulator may be faulty.installed new modulator and customer said after 3 days light was on. usually stays on but he said it will go out intermitten... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr flow insufficient detected)
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L engine load VIN: 2T1BR12E31
HELLO WORLD, This wonderful vehicle has me stumped. I spent a total of eight hours chasing this one before looking to the big brain. On startup falls on its face. Cannot accelerate very well. When the throttle is snapped open Park or nuteral RPM doesn't go ov...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L power door locks VIN: 3VWCA21C5X
Oh marvelous VW Gurus, this is a serious request for help. this car came to me with a drivers door lock switch that wouldn't lock the door. you can reach across the seat and with the passengar door lock switch it will work. by the diagram it looks like the sig...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L compressor VIN: VWCP21C61M
We have a tdi beetle that we just installed a new engine from vw and every thing is great but I can not get the a/c compressor to engage. I have checked the wirring at the engine and all looks good. Checked the fan control control unit and I can not get power ...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Airbag Control Module VIN: 3VWCK21Y73
I have tried all codes listed by alldata using the Part no and index--none will work. Alldata's list does not seem to be current, the dealership will not release any codes and there are none on erwin. Anyone have access to these codes? I have two vehicles now...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Air Bags VIN: 3VWRK69M44
Scannec vehicle and had codes 01221, 01222, 01638, and 01639 present. Referred to crash sensors-Do these need to be replaced before the Module can be recoded? Thanks
1986 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L Shifting M46 VIN: YV1AX8840H
Putting the car into gear it would grind in reverse and would not go into first or the other gears. The shifting was fine with the car not running so the adjustment of the shift gate was ok. This is a M46 trans 4 speed with electric overdrive. We replaced the ...

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1992 Acura Legend 3.2L neutral VIN: SALTY1245X
I have not done any more to the car other than flush the the fluid again,and check the fluid level.All 6 replies placed emphasis on flushing fluid and making sure level is correct.David from Australia also mentioned that all power in low gear is transmited thr...
1988 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L stating system VIN: 1G6C05155K
thanks for the advice guy but this car dose not have a relay so i landed up rewiring thr ign system the car is running and good buy one of those that can only cost us money and not the customer once again thanks to the guy that responded paul
1991 Chevrolet Lumina Z34 3.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2G1WP11X92
hi run out of time on this one,customer will get a conditional pass,thank you for all helping.
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNCS13W5S
OK guys, the fix is in! Sometimes you must get a little rest and think things over. The re-recheck was the key to the problem. I went to the right rear head and looked at the ground wires there. The wires were bolted to the head, but the tan wire (O2 sensor LO... Trouble codes: 13 (o2 sensor circuit).
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMDA5143T
We returned the vehicle to the customer while waiting to receive information from IATN. In the mean time he took it to the dealer who replaced the coil pack, wires and plugs for a reported $1300 but the CEL was still on. (We had already checked those component... Trouble codes: P0303 (3 cylinder misfire).
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF15N1T
Thanks for the help guys , I really hope this one makes it to the archives I guess the lesson learned here is pay attention .When I Tried the 'known good' ecm it turns out that it wasn't so good after all instead of the 141,155,135 ,the after market ecm woul... Trouble codes: P0135 (left bank upstream hego heater circut fault), P0155 (right bank upstream hego sensor circuit fault), P0141 (right bank down stream hego heater circut fault).
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP6533T
After removing the transmission we found a broken flexplate, that also explains the rear main leaking as bad as it was. It seems from some of you that this may not be an isolated incident, or could be from the last guy leaving 3 upper bellhousing bolts out. Th...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, hardly runs VIN: 1FALP6534T
First off thanks to all those that replyed, I appreciate the help. It was a broken flexplate. There are no symptoms other than late ign timing. To check for this set #1 at TDC (2nd timing mark on balancer) and look at the torque converter bolts, they SHOULD be...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17W1X
First of all I need to thank the 20 technicians who replied with timely information. I finally got the truck to missfire long enough in the shop to check it. Customer left the vehicle overnight. Number 1 fuel injector was defective. Would not squirt when cold ... Trouble codes: P0301.
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L R.R. park & tag lights VIN: 2FMZA514XX
The consensus was a bad REM but due to the fact that an NGS is needed (which I don't have)to configure the new REM and the cost of the REM-$250 list, plus dealer programing-$125, the customer decided to go with my plan B. What I did was to install a Ford relay...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW31F8X
Howdy, apparently this is a california truck and there have been problems with the harness, there is a special warranty on the harness and the owner is going to try to get ford to help him out. Thanks for all the help guys! Thanky, Thanky, Thanky, Paul. Trouble codes: P1395 (glow plug monitor fault bank 1), P1396 (glow plug monitor fault bank 2).
1991 Honda Civic 1.5L No Start VIN: 2HGED635MH
Many thanks to the 27 techs that replied. the overwhelming concensus was that the main PGMFI relay was at fault. I only caught one no start occurance, so I replaced the relay when it was performing fine. It has been fine for over 2 weeks, so I will call this a...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L steering wheel VIN: 4S2DM58W71
Thanks Bob and Joe for your comments. Bob, I did look at the things you suggested. Jos Thanks for the thoughts, and I have looked at your comments also but I am still having the shakes. I believe that bent wheels is where I am going to look. Had the wheels bal...
1990 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L Master Cylinder--replaced with standard brake m/c- VIN: 1J4FJ78L3L
This problem has not ceased or left us. We have found another jeep with standard brakes and had it towed to our shop for comparison and for brake parts to test on the vehicle that we have. Dave [...] had mentioned that there were two holes in the brake pedals...
1993 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge
Customer was going to take her computer back for warranty at Autozone but the warranty expired. She decided to take the vehicle back on Friday. She called me on the following Tuesday and said that Jeep had never run better? 'It must be a Jeep thing that I don'...
1996 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L No Start, will not comunicate VIN: 1J4FJ68S3T
I am sure glad I knew where to turn when I needed help. This was a common problem according to the 12 replies recieved. The crank sensor on this Jeep was shorted and causing all the problems. I would like to thank Jerry [...]...
2000 Kia Carnival 2.9L Mechanical VIN: KNAUP75251
Received two replies for this vehicle and I appreciate the information. The customer ended up buying a used engine and having it installed. What I learned the most was start reserching technical information for Kia.
1999 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALPV1240X
Hello everyone, Well this rover is out of what little hair I have left. The problem turned out to be a bad MAF sensor. This rover uses a bosch MAF, it is a five pin sensor, I found that the MAF sensor on this truck was not responding to the air coming in to th... Trouble codes: P0130 (o2 sensor bank one sensor one), P0150 (o2 sensor bank two sensor one), P1129 (undocumented code).
1992 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNLM82WON
I dont know if this thing is fixed yet, after installing the new crank sensor it still didnt start that good cold. so I remove battery cables touched them together, tried it for 2 more days after sitting over night-seemed to do the trick--still dont know why e...
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L air suspension VIN: 1LNFM92V9W
hi group well rechecked everything over again, air bags with soapy water, ride level controls all checks ok customer needed car back so i released back to him, he said he would keep an eye on it as far as if it only does it in the morning etc, when i get vehic...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L Engine Cooling System VIN: WDBE33D2HA
Thanks to all for the time and suggestions on this vehicle. Eventhough the customer said he changed the water pump we changed it again and order a original fan clutch for a Turbo Diesel Model. Double checked the reading with a infra red temp probe to the head ...
1992 Mercury Topaz GS 2.3L tensioner/alternator VIN: 2MLPM36X8N
Wow! I got an overwhelming response on this one. 30 of 39 replies to my post suggested that the crank pulley/harmonic balancer was the problem. We replaced it and...problem solved! It was pointed out to me that there is a TSB on this matter(1997-01-29) by many...
1997 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2V116VDJ
Hello Group, Thanks to all who responded to this post. Although my service writer informed me that this customer went to the dealer for the repair, she did call back to notify us that the problem is gone! I have been told that a po420 is a black tape code!... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst efficiency failure bank one).
1995 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Cuts out VIN: 4A3AJ56G4S
Thanks all for the help. The car runs grate the distributor was the culprit on this job. I just couldnt belive i sure thought it would be in the fuel system not the ignition. Thanks again.
1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme S 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G3WH14T6N
a big thanks to all that replied-stan, don, carl, sam, and knottheboss. as previously stated, ignition mod was no spark problem, timing chain had sliped and was remainder of problem. sam [...] hit with rpm discrepencies. car has not had gm update-no sticker a...
1991 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4T1SV21E4M
thanks to all who replied to my request, many of the suggestions made i had already tried. some of you suggested that the cat may be blocked however i had previously checked for backpressure using a guage in the o2 hole with zero psi cranking then after some o...
1991 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L differential VIN: JT2SK12E5R
Hello to all menbers, I got 3 help on this one THANK to Lloyd [...]-Ohio,Michael-N.J. Steven-Kentucky. I can't do what I wanted to do because there is a center diff. in transfercase, the front diff must to be working. Lloyd explained the smoke front diff. is ...
1993 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Engine VIN: JT3DJ81W6P
I would like to thank Paul, Chris [...], Loren, and Gregory for their help. Unfortunately I was not able to repair this vehicle, as the customer decided that due to the high mileage on this vehicle, he would trade it in. Everyone confirmed the durability of the ...
1999 Toyota Tercel CE 1.5L Starter Motor VIN: JT2BC53L3X
Lets START by saying the vehicle is finally fixed !!! Thanks all who took the time to read my cry for help (Benny from Georgia, Eigil from Ontario, Jeff from California (Northern), Mariano from Costa Rica , Brian from New York, James from Oregon , Larry from...
2004 Toyota prius 1.5L smart start and smart entry VIN: JTDKB22U04
turns out only a brand new transponder key can be registered when adding a key to the smart ecu memory. not sure why the first key was programmed to the new ecu because it was used but it worked and now he customer has two fully functional smart keys.
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: VWWMA23B1Y
I want to thank everyone who replied to this. We are a small town with the nearest VW dealer over 120 miles away. We went ahead and ordered and installed the MAF on this vehicle. There is no question in my mind that this fixed this car. I greatly appreciate ev... Trouble codes: P1128 (O2 sensor - LT fuel trim too lean).
1987 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Cuts out VIN: YV1FX8843H
Most of you said it was probably the MAF sensor. You said to disconnect it and see if the engine ran better. It did run a slight bit better. I showed the customer your emails and he finally agreed on replacing the MAF sensor. I couldn't get him to commit to a ...
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Belt Tensioner VIN: YV1LS5504P
Thanks so much for the help. I hope this fix will help someone in the future. Fortunately a 94 960 came in for A/C work. While waiting on parts i took the tensioner off the 960 and put it on the 850 and the noise and vibration were gone. This tensioner has a s...
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L overheats VIN: YVISZ58D01
6 of the 7 replys I received referred to the cooling fan / control relay assembly as the source of the problem. It appears the fan either will not come on or not shut off. Due to the high cost of the part and the fact that the car has just come out of warrenty...
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