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1992 Acura Legend L 3.2L Timing belt VIN: JH4KA7663N
Just fishing for a little info here. Everything I have tells me this is an interference engine. Have any of you guys had one of these survive a broken timing belt without valve train damage? Customer doesnt want to go for repair unless we have a half way decen...
1985 Buick Regal 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1G4GM47AOF
Hi everyone, got this pos buick in here that runs real bad hot or cold, but when I disconnect the 4 wire plug at the distributor this car runs well, I'm thinking that I've got a computer problem, checked with snap on scanner (no codes) all data no help. Lookin...
1990 Cadillac Seville 4.5L compressor VIN: 1G6KS533OL
customer brought the car in with no airconditioning cooling and the ac compressor off flashing on the information console inside the car. i evacuated the system and found it was low on freon (r12) checked for leaks and found o ring leaking at the reciever drie...
1996 Cadillac Fleetwood 5.7L p/s VIN: 1G6DW52P1T
I have spent the next two days trying to get it to make the noise again. Long story short, I determined if the AC was on, and the wheels were turned it would make the noise, but not consistently. I was able to see the p/s pulley slow down and almost stop when ...
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L cylinder head gasket VIN: 1G6KD54Y8W
Howdy boys n girls, Got a new customer, dealer quoted 6k to fix his broiled caddy. We have him here now, and it has the classic cylinder head gasket/cracked head symptoms, combustion gas in the radiator and misses on start up. I have read many posts about stri...
1993 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.8L No Start, Runs on carb clean VIN: 1GNDU06LPT
The only thing stopping this car from running is injector pulse. What have i missed? The only other wierd item is that my Mac Mentor scan tool does not return data/codes when plugged into the DLC.
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 C1500 Suburban 5.7L pull to the left VIN: 1GNEC16K8S
this truck has a pull to the left under hard braking. when braking normally all is o.k.. we have installed new front calipers, pads, brake hoses, flushed out the entire brake system, tested master cylinder for pressure differance which is normal. the rear brak...
1997 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 5.7L speed sensor signal VIN: 1GCFC29R2V
Thanks for reading this- hope someone has seen this before- this truck will intermittently (1-2 times a week) set c0036 & c0037 abs codes(rear speed sensor signal missing & signal erratic) and speedo inoperative and trans won't upshift- system passed MOD tests...
1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Driveline VIN: 1GNDM19WVB
Hello. I have this '97 Astro that has been to the dealer several times for this complaint and the owner was told to live with the problem. I have spent quite a considerable amount of time on this vehicle and am now understanding why the GM Dealership told him ...
1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM19W5W
Vehicle came in with codes for lean cyl's bank 2, O2 voltage lean bank 2 and random missfire codes. Scanner shows O2 sensor switching on bank 2. Missfire counters show missfires on cylinders 2 4 & 6. Checking plugs revealed fuel fouled plugs on bank 2 and norm...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L electric mirror
Greetings fellow techs! the electric dimming mirror is stuck on! this car came in with check engine light on, had a code p-0125b for "too long to go into closed loop", was 1-gallon low on antifreeze! problem fixed, cleared code. customer came back and said dri...
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...
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L brakes VIN: 1G1JF52462
the rr wheel locks up with very miminal brake pedal pressure, then the abs system functions. there are no abs codes stored, all the speed sensors are at the same speed, the rear linings are good and dry
1962 Dodge lancer 225CID cylinder head VIN: 7327149212
Looking for someone with torque specs for this old beauty,especially the head. Thanks
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Instrument cluster VIN: 1B7HC16Y1W
Hi all, I'm at my wits end with this one, and need a fresh perspective on where to go with it. While testing wiper system, I plugged my scan tool in and the dash came alive again. I have tried just about everything to make it quit, to no avail. I did notice ...
1995 Eagle Talon TSi 2.0L Stall VIN: 4E3AL54FXS
Hello all, I have an interesting one here. Customer brought the vehicle in with a complaint of stall on decel stop. We test drove the vehicle and could not re-create the problem. We eventually found out that the problem occurs intermitantly under lighter stops...
1966 Ford MUSTANG 289CID engine VIN: 6R07C15265
hello, i have this ford mustang that is overheating. this car came from cali. and the customer has only owned it a year, but has been overheating since hes owned it. the car has a new 3 core radiator, has had several t-stats, and a new waterpump. the heads o...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L slave cylinder VIN: 1FTCR10A2R
Truck came in to shop with no clutch pedal found the slave cylinder leaking in bell housing added fluid then had some pedal replaced slave cylinder along with clutch disc pressure plate flywheel was machined have not been able to bleed the system since have tr...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMDA5148S
Customer says she started to back out of the drive, heard a backfire then it died.It has not run since. This Vehicle was towed in from another shop. They had put a timing chain on and could not get it to run. Then it was towed to the Ford dealer to get further...
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L random idle speeds VIN: 1FALP13P0V
This car came to me from good, longtime customer. Have spent 3-4 hrs on this one and still no results. Checked and cleaned connections, ECM + & -. This car always starts and idles fine, cold or warm, doesn't matter. Nver idles rough, slow or dies. At anytime t...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E6W
Hi ford techs. I could use a little help with this one. Just when you think you have fords figured out they throw you a loop. this explorer came in for a surge and a check engine light. codes p0172, p0175. Scan data indicates ecm is subtracting lots of fuel. -... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP6632W
This car will not start up after sitting 3 to 4 hours,but cranks over normally. Has spark and injector pulse. Engine floods and plugs get wet.If throttle held to floor will eventually start up.Has good spark and voltage to ignition coil while cranking.I have a...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L overdrive VIN: 2FMZA5143X
Vehicle came in with check engine light on and O/D light flashing. Vehicle would go in and out of overdrive. Connected it to scan tool and scan tool came up with codes P0708 and P1702. Scan tool would read Reverse when van was in Park, and the reverse lights w...
2000 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, barely moves VIN: 1FMYU70E4Y
The exploder blows the #13 underhood fuse and basically kills the engine when you take it off idle (stalls, surges then dies if you keep your foot in it). The fuse is linked to everything under the hood (injectors, maf, iac, o2 sensors,transmission, etc). I'm ...
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)
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZ473K22
Hello techs. Got an exploder here, 4.0 sohc, w/ a memory code of po175 bank 2 rich. I only have generic obd2 data, and freeze frame shows as follows- rpm, 764. closed loop. temp 183, st. trim 0% bank 1. Lt trim neg 18% bank 1. St trim neg 21.9% bank 2, Lt trim... Trouble codes: P0175
1989 GMC Safari 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GKDM15Z6L
Vehicle came in a couple of weeks ago with a no start problem, hit the fuel tank and it started so I sold a fuel pump job. The van ran with no problems for about two weeks and then returned with same problem. I stethescoped the fuel tank and the pump sounded l...
2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: RMHCF35G71
After Replaceing a timing belt and performing a vlave job on this hyundai the check engine lamp came on with code P0342 cam circuit low we pintested sensor and found ground and power to be good. according to mitchell and alldata sensor signal should be a 5 vol... Trouble codes: 342 (Cam position sensor circuit low input)
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Electronic VIN: SAJDA01C6Y
This car has the P0795 code for a fault with the Pressure Control Solenoid C in the transmission. When this code comes on the trans will shift only reverse and 1,2,3 forward. I have cleared the code, driven the car and it will come back on. I was going to drai...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1JGW68N0XC
Greetings, This Jeep can in on the hook. The owner reports that the CEL turned on and it ran progressivly worse until it stalled. We scanned and got the codes listed plus a 523, oil pressure voltage too high. The jeep will start, it runs bad and worse as it... Trouble codes: 113 (IAT over 4.9 volts), 118 (ECT over 4.9 volts), 123 (TPS over 4.5 volts), 1492 (Battery temp over 4.9 volts), 463 (fuel level sensor over 4.9 volts), 1594 (Battery over 15 volts)
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Ignition Key VIN: SALJY1243W
Thiss vehicle starts and shuts off fine. Neut. safety switch works, (Ie. wont start in gear)The key will not come out of the ignition cylinder untill you disconect the battery. Then it will slide rite out..I dont have any electrical diagrams for LandRover. Any...
2002 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L Parking Brake VIN: 1LNHM83W32
Hi All, especially you Ford & Lincoln Mercury dealer techs, I have these 2 2002 Lincoln Town Cars with the same problem--The parking brake shoes refuse to release on both cars. One is a Cartier with 28,000 miles and the other is a Signature with only 8,000 mi...
1987 Mazda RX-7 1.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: JM1FC3332X
Boy oh boy, do I need help here! here's the skinny, this car has been passed around the shop for a "won't start hot" complaint. one tech, who is not with us anymore, put a coolant thermo sensor in it. no help. another tech tried to get a failure, but never rea...
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L Power windows-Heater-Wipers VIN: 1YVGF22C6Y
Hello Mazda Techs! I could use some input on this one. The customer states that about once a week the windshield wipers, Heater & A/C system, Power windows all quit working? I have checked wiring diagrams and power and ground distribution but dont see the comm...
1966 Mercedes-Benz 230sl 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1130421001
This vehicle I have serviced for 8 years and is in perfect condition, the problem being is the owner doesn't drive it nearly enough. It usually gets warmed up and then shut down. I put new plugs in it drive it for a couple of days and it runs like a watch. Thi...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L Compressor VIN: WDBEB28DXM
A\C blows cold while in shop. After car leaves shop, customer will go down the road, mileage varies, and compressor quits. Doesn't do it everytime but, happening more frequently. If you turn car off and restart, system will work fine again. I had customer driv...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L fuel gauge, speedometer, tachometer, oil gauge VIN: WDBGA32EXP
Customer states that some instrument gauges are inop. like speedometer, tachometer and oil presure but temp. gauges, electronic clock and all warning lamps are ok. Alldata and Mitchell not very helpful. I'm suspecting cluster replacement. I checked grounds, a...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L Oil in Eng Harness VIN: WDBNG78J71
This car came in for regular maintenance and while changing the plugs we noticed several of the engine harness connectors, including the camshaft sensor, ignition coil, ignition module, and oxy sensor connectors appear to be contaminated with engine oil. The E...
1989 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L stereo VIN: JA4GJ5152K
Hi Techs, I have access to a stereo unit from a 99-01 Eclipse to replace the defective unit in this Montero. As it is out of state I can't do a compare on connector configuration and was wondering if someone out there might know if these would be interchangea...
1981 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, O2 sensor light on VIN: JN1CZ04SXB
The car came in with a complaint of running poorly and the O2 sensor light on (O2 sensor had prevouisly been replaced). We found the MAF and cylinder head temp sensor out of calibration. Replaced both of them. Now the car runs well once warmed up, but won't ha...
1988 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Surge VIN: JN8HD16Y7J
The car came in with hard start and would not rev. past 3000 rpm's found poor spark so tested coil did not pass ohm test. Replaced coil starts better but the rev. problem is still their can spray B-12 when engine is surgeing and problem goes away. Acts like it...
1994 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1N4EB32A6R
Hi everyone, thank you in advance for your help in this matter. This car is driving me crazy it has a weird symptom. It idle rough and when you step on the gas it won't accelerate it trys to die like an air flow meter misfire when it goes too lean. But if I di... Trouble codes: 21
1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1G2JB1241V
Attn GM techs. This 97 sunfire is wasting much of my time.This car originally came in for misfire under load. sprayed wires with mist of water and had breakdown of all wires. replaced plugs and wires. roadtest vehicle, had miss just not as severe. Had scanner ... Trouble codes: 300 (random cylinder misfire)
1997 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L brake lights
Hello all! this started out easy enough, coworker ask is I could replace his battery. Then he ask if I could replace his brake lights, as they had not worked before he let car set for about a the rest of the story... The 3rd eye brake light works b...
1999 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GMDX03E4X
has intermitant high idle (1300 to 1600 rpms) there are no codes and the TPS voltage is .48 moving a little to .46 but the TPS % is anywhere from .3% to 5.0% semes like idle will be high when at 5.0% if I turn key off and on it will come down to 3.1% and off a...
1988 Porsche 930 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WP0J609313
I have a 930 turbo that is making a noise if you snap the throttle. It is a mechanical clank like a metal door shutting or something like that. It seems to happen at any timr the vacuum is reduced quickly. If you creep into the throttle nicely it is not presen...
1991 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L blower motor inop VIN: 4S4BC63C1M
Hi again, I have this Subaru in for blower inop. I went through the all data lists and checked eveything according to all data. There appears to be some gaps in there testing. I have no voltage to the blower, I have no voltage to the fan amp. There is voltage ...
1993 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L lash adjusters VIN: 4S3BJ6332P
Thanks in advance for any help. I have this subaru with some noisy lifters. only the intake lifters on the left bank are affected. I removed the valve cover and found all 4 intake lifters collapsed. the exhaust side are fine. Running the engine with the valve ...
1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BK6355S
Good evening fellow techs. Having a problem with this subaru legacy hope some one can help or tell me if I am going in the right direction? Vechile was towed in due to vechile would not run for more than 5 minutes. Upom first diagonic found vecile with eratic ... Trouble codes: P0100
1998 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L timing belt & oil seals VIN: 4S3BD6754W
I would like a list of the parts that will be needed to repair a oil leak under the timing belt cover. I am trying to avoid tearing it down then having to wait for the parts.I plan on replacing the timing belt,cam & crank seals.I read in the database that ther...
1992 Suzuki Samurai JL 1.3L No Start VIN: JS4JC31C4N
hi folks, this little car was towed in for no start, engine cranks like broken timing belt, inspected and belt is on the mark (in time by the book), my question is there's no spark at coil or at plugs. with cyl. on #1 and timing belt on the marks should dist. ...
1999 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTSBF28K8X
On this toyota the check engine light comes on every drive cycle. It has codes p0402, p0401, Excessive egr and isuffecient egr. Yet Every time i check it at the control solenoid and at the egr position sensor it operates fine. I assume that a glitch occurs whi... Trouble codes: P0401 (insuffecient egr flow), P0402 (exsecive egr flow)
1992 Volkswagen Corrado SLC 2.8L engine VIN: WVWED450XN
I replaced head gasket and was unsure how to align timing chain so made own marks engine started & has plenty of power on flat ground but when pulling hills has lack of power. but sounds as if has misfire. checked compression and results #1-175 #2-120 #3-175 #...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Hesitation
hello the car came in to the shop running poor no accel.checking fuel presure found 38psi with reg hooked up 44 with vacum line off. sound low, went to shop key found 2 sets of specs onsaid 38 with reg hook up the other said 48 to 54 psi anyone know the right ...
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 ...

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1986 BMW 325e 2.7L Surge VIN: WBAAE5403G
thank you for all of your great help, as most of you pointed out the vehicle was leaning out and causing a lean surge i disconnected the 02 sensor and test drove problem went away and after that i replaced the o2 sensor rechecked co and all was ok. roadtest ve...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L engine VIN: WBAGJ8322W
thank you from everybody who responded specially from billy from onterio. the problem was the after market fan blade, we put an original blade and fixed the broblem, aftermarket has a very solid fan blades yet the original has very flexible blades
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L abs VIN: WBAGH8336X
Thanks to all who replied. The car is going to be gone for 3-4 weeks and I will post a follow up when I get it in again. Steve [...] mentioned a problem with the hydraulic actuator control unit assy being noted for the control units failing and showing th...
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L vanos timing VIN: WBABR3348Y
Ordered the setup plate and redid vanos timing. As the two replies said, must use the setup plate. No other way to do the job. thanks
2002 BMW 525i 2.5L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT43472
This one is fixed! Thanks to Erik from Texas, he was right on with that BMW bulletin, actually BMW calls it a Service Measure number [...] Dated 9/15/03, My friendly BMW dealer provided a copy and sure enough the mass air flow meter was at fault. The bullet... Trouble codes: 211 (Idle speed actuator mechanically jambed), P1510 (Idle speed actuator mechanically jambed), 227 (Mixture deviation cyl 1-3), 228 (Mixture deviation cyl 4-6).
1996 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L input sensor VIN: 1G6K5294TU
Theodore [...] got this exactly . as did some others the shift selonoid was broken car still has code for input sensor but shifts Thanks TO all
1987 Chevrolet S10 2.8L brakes VIN: 1GCDT14R7H
I have went back and checked the rear wheel cylinders as suggested and they both worked fine. (not frozen) A good idea to check those next time. i cleaned and adjusted rear brakes and it helped to some extent. I checked the vac at the booster and realized that...
1990 Chevrolet Lumina 2.5L backfires VIN: 2G1WL54R8L
well you all will be glad to know this repair is now done . had some time to spend with vehicle after hours checked all possibilities for mechanical failure and after 3 hours of testing found no signs of damage present .this morning went back to basics and sta...
1995 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Cam/Distributor VIN: 1G1YY22P9S
Howdy, again: Thanks to Mark, Steve, Aldo, and Jerry for your information. The dist. appears to be the correct p/n, and I could not determine if there were any changes needed, so I just pulled a desperation move: I merely ground the bolts to a head thickness...
2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L Steering Wheel VIN: 2G1WW12E3Y
the fix was to get the lube from GM for the steering shaft. There is an updated steering shaft now available, next time I'll do this instead of the lube thanks again for the replies Gerry
2001 Chevrolet Tracker LT 2.5L Automatic Headlamps VIN: 2CNBJ63491
Sorry it took so long to close. We checked ground and for chaffed wires and found nothing. So we put everything together and the lights worked fine. The vehical has been gone for a weeks, with no news of malfunction.
1998 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L battery VIN: 2C3HD46J5W
Well this vehicle was very time consuming regarding the time it took to find the draw. 4 replies in total, Joseph had the best reply to set my meter on min-max setting and check it periodically, and sure enough within 50 minutes it spiked at 843 ma. We proceed...
1999 Chrysler Sebring 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 3CEL55HSAT
thank you for all help. put the distriburtor in. road test start the car cold all good. went back to the customer and customer is every happy with car.
1997 Dodge Caravan SE 3.0L Boils over VIN: 2B4FP253XY
Several of you nailed it pretty darn close. The radiator cap tested good, but when hot it would bleed past the internal seals. The radiatior was partially plugged, Cleaned it out by backflushing with a hose. The bissest problem was the coolant mixture was too ...
1998 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L colling system VIN: 1B4HS28Z8W
Sorry it took so long to get back to you. Yes I looked at the fan clutch after talking to the customer some more the fan clutch was replaced at one of the other repair shops with a aftermarket part. Was unable to covince the customer that the fan clutch was th...
1999 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1P3ES46C4Y
found egr pintle not close, clean egr pintle and ports, problem now gone. thank you for helping me with this problem.
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.9L rear axle VIN: 3B7KF26Z61
A big thank you to eveyone who replied. In my original post I failed to mention that I had put additive in after I had checked the ring and pinion and related parts. What I did not do was to remove and inspect the clutches on the side gears, which I did this m...
1994 Ford Probe 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1ZVLT20A1R
Well ,this 1 is going to the dealer. We worked on this car for over a day, we looked at the air intake tube from the Maf to the throttle body for a crack and found none. The filter box that the maf is attached to is bolted to the transaxle case so it does not ...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR14X7R
well thanks for all the replys i changed the edis module checked all the connections at the eec relay te customer has driven it for two weeks and has reported no problems thanks alot guys.
1997 Ford Aerostar 4.0L Turn Signals VIN: 1FMD41X9VZ
Thanks for the information on this Aerostar. As I stated in the original request, I had checked the relay, and changed out the multi swich with known good ones. And also checked all under carriage an engine compartment wiring. Nothing amiss. I suspect an under...
1997 Geo Tracker 1.6L No Start VIN: 2CNBJ1361V
How many times have you heard this? 'When facing a difficult problem go back to the basics'. Thanks to everyone who offered help. Dennis from Virgina hit it on the head, plugged exhaust. I unbolted the exhaust at the manifold and it started right up. After rep...
1989 Honda Prelude 2.0 S 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMBA423XK
Hello again everyone. I received 8 replies so far, all with potentially helpful info. Unfortunatly, customer has declined proceeding with a fix - car is old, high mileage. Thanx to Dave [...] who all agreed that chasing t... Trouble codes: 14 (electronic air control valve eacv).
1989 Honda Prelude 2.0 S 2.0L retractor VIN: JHMBA4221K
Sometimes I miss the forest through the trees. Near all the responses pointed out the liability I would be taking by even tapering with the seat belt mechanism regardless of what insignificant piece I touched. This is good advice and I took heed - - found a go...
1993 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start VIN: 2HGEJ2242P
Yahooooooooooooooooooo! This one is fixed and one for the books. After much testing and aggravation I pleaded with the rebuilder to give more info about cause of the burn. He told me to just put the ecu back in and it should work. I did just that and it starte...
1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L pcm tcm wiring diagr VIN: DC2-100649
Hello all, I only had 4 replies to this post. To Gene, The real problem is that I need the wiring diagrams for a 95 Civic SIR. This engine and tranny is being installed into a 98 civic. With this tuner sport compact craze, this kind of thing is going to only g...
1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L MIL Lamp on
Thanks for all the replies. Two replies concurred rear O2 should be replaced. Two replies advised me that this vehicle is covered by a Honda 14yr./ 150K warranty. Car's heading to dealer for covered repairs and I'm in better standings with the girlfriend than ...
1998 Honda Civic DX 1.6L 1st gear VIN: 2HGEJ6623W
I had only one reply from Jerry [...] but that was all I needed. He told me to check the back of the 1st drum by the mounting nut very carefully that the drum will be cracked and he was right. He told me this is common on these transmissions. He also told me...
2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L rear brakes VIN: JHLPD18401
Thanks for the quick responces. Out of 24 replies, virtually all of the said to replace the rear differential fluid. But, only use Honda dual pump fluid. The noise is gone and my customer is happy. I also notified a friend who owns a differential repair shop a...
2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2HKYF18643
replaced egr valve with oem part as recommended by technical service bulletin. thanks to ronald from florida. we now have no hesitation at 1800 rpm and long term fuel trim has returned to -4.7.
1991 Infiniti Q45 4.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JNKNGO1CXM
Well 7 replies in about 36 hours, and everyone mentioned the fuel pump, or controller. I tested fuel pressure, and it was ok at first, but after I attempted to 'dead-head' the pump the pressure collapsed and the car died. After talking to the customer, they on...
1992 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Turn Signals VIN: SAJHY1745N
I was just so sure the CPU on this car was at fault. I called the dealer and was told I needed the part number off of the original unit. To be sure I was reading it right, I removed the CPU completely from under the dash. Then I found out the price of this lit...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: SAJDAO1D5Y
Thank you everyone for all of the help replys. I did replace all eight of the ignition coils as per the replys form Stan Pry, Amir [...]. I'm still not sure why no check engine light, but the car runs great no more miss-fire...
2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM97V1Y
O,K! We stopped the insanity. The problem with this 4 valve, 4.6 L. was to replace the wire from pin #26 on the PCM to the #1 coil ( light green/white). The resistance ever so slight would not allow enough coil saturation, there for causing intermittant misfir... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire Cylinder 1), P0303 (Misfire Cylinder 3).
1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.1L 1-2 shift VIN: 1G3WH52M9S
Thanks to those of you that replied. The fix ended up being a replacement valve body. We were unable to find any noticable problem with the old one, but it works fine with the used one so all is well now. I have checked back with the customer after a week of d...
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Navigation VIN: WMWRE33473
Closed without fix, Peter from Great Britain,provided me with a vendor that sells a CAN ADAPTER for this purpose, they did not want to sell me one and ship it through customs to the US. The other replies were: Don't do it, and Be carefull! The customer is goin...
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Air Bag Module VIN: 1G2WP12K4V
Thank you for several very good suggestions. My main problem in removing the air bag module was that I was trying to move the studs that mount the module. The correct way is to move the heavy wire springs that the studs latch to. One of the best suggestions th...
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WR5211X
we rechecked the wiring & grounds. all looked ok. we replaced the pcm & it fixed the problem(cam signal now present) - thanks for your help! Trouble codes: P0341.
1998 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CA2993W
Hello, I recieved 5 replies that gave me a few ideas of where else to look but after talking to a service manager at a Porsche dealer, he alerted me of a potential problem. He told me of an updated alternator pulley that should be installed before any further ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire Random), P0302 (Cyl 2 Misfire), P0303 (Cyl 3 Misfire), P0305 (Cyl 5 Misfire), P0306 (Cyl 6 Misfire), P0455 (Gross EVAP Leak).
1995 Saturn SL2 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G8ZK5273S
Thanks for all your help. The problem turned to be a pinhole in the vacuum line to the canister purge solenoid in back of the engine below the intake manifold. We also replaced the MAP sensor for insurance. Again, it is a pleasure and a comfort to know I am ...
1994 Subaru Legacy Sport 2.2L No Start VIN: JF1BC6737R
the computer was the problem, 1st used computer was no good, tracked down 2nd computer, only one in town and vehicle started and ran like normal, alternator is charging fine. I assumed either it was unable to charge battery and overcharged or customer jumped v...
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