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1991 Acura Legend LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA7677M
We recently replaced the head gaskets on this one, and now it's biting us. The LEFT knock sensor broke while removing the terminal and was replaced with a new one from Acura. After put back together and test driven, we gave it back to the customer, after colle... Trouble codes: 53 (Right Knock sensor)
1994 Acura Legend L 3.2L abs VIN: JH4KA8260R
Fellow Techs, We had this vehicle come to us from a local body shop. They performed some repairs to the suspension on the left front side. Since then the ABS light has been on. We have been trying to locate the SCS connector to retrieve a code by counting fla...
1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L ABS module, brake light VIN: WAUBA24B8X
Car came in with the CEL lit, we checked & cleared the codes. The ABS light was and is lit, the hand brake warning light flashes when the brake is off, and lights steadily when the hand brake is applied. While I can talk to the trans and the engine, I am unabl...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L radio VIN: 1G30568123
2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WS52J22
Looking at this from another shop. Code sets randomly but bucks &or missfires under load & light accel constantly. I have followed mitchell flow chart with no help as far as the code goes. I have done a crank relearn since pcm was replaced hoping it would now ... Trouble codes: P0336 (CKP circuit performance)
1992 Cadillac Allante 4.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G6VS3387N
This car is in for an emission failure. (see above #'s )it calls for a 2 speed idle / cruise test. the car appears to be controlling the fuel up to a point, Block learn stops adjusting at 118, no codes stored. will not go any leaner. if you test it on the road...
2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L left rear tire wear VIN: 1G6KD54Y7Y
the left rear wheel has tire wear on the inside from too much negative camber. there is about a one-half degree from being in the proper specification. there is no factory adjustment and there is no available aftermarket adjustment method out there to my knowl...
1993 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L unknown VIN: 1G1JC5243Y
i have an unusuall request. we have a cust. that has a son in daytona beach. he has a 93chevy cavalier with a driveability problem. mom wants us to find a very reputable,and very good shop. someone who knows what they are doing. if anybody knows of a good shop...
1993 Chevrolet K3500 Silverado 6.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GCHK33FXP
This vehicle smokes heavily under accleration under heavy load. When you let up off the pedal, it stops smoking. Is there any way to check to see if the oil is bypassing the turbo? Any suggestions appreciated.
1996 Chevrolet S10 4.3L temp gauge
Engine temp problem ,dash gauge reading changes 195 to 210 degrees ever one two miles back and forth. after driving for 25miles temp reads normal 195 stays there. only in cold wheather 40deg. or colder Does not have a problem in summer time. thanks for any hel...
1998 Dodge Caravan 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P4GP44RXW
intermittent code 60 - no ccd message from tcm and 61 no bcm message. also speedometer stopS working, abs light comes on and loses communication with scanner. we ohm out bus + and bus - wires from pcm to bcm. checked ok. replaced new bcm and tried good used tc...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP44G1W
hello techs. looking for some help on this egr. code po401 we are not real up to date on this chrys. service eng lite ,on after clearing may stay off for weeks this van runs new just trying to see if more than egr. valve replacement is required ?? cleaning int... Trouble codes: P0401
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Cuts out VIN: 1B7KC23791
The truck cuts out while driving. Lift pump,injection pump and fuel filter have been replaced. Checked for air by installing clear fuel line at injection pump inlet. None seen. Check the fuel pressure running, 16 psi. Sometimes will give DTC of P0121 (APPS inp... Trouble codes: P0121 (APPS voltage input below the minimum acceptable voltage)
1991 Eagle Talon 2.0L Starting VIN: 4E3BS44R6M
i fixed this eagle talon that required a computer because it had a burn (hole on the circuit board).. the customer drove for a week and then it was towed in because it died out...know at my shop it will start for 10 seconds and shut off no spark till 1-2 hours...
1987 Ford F-350 Custom 7.5L loss of power VIN: 1FDKF37L3H
vehicle losses power hot intermitan under load on the freeway. pull over let cool down runs great for awhile.Act like runing out of gas. replaced fuel seperater with blue dot to increase fuel pressure by 2psi. replaced fuel filter and ign moudale duraspark 4. ...
1988 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L 4th gear VIN: 1FTCR14T9J
transmission seems to work fine when cold but no 4th gear after driving 15 miles are so we have replaced the servo it was hard no help transmission was rebuilt before we replaced the front seal for a fluid leak at that time we replaced pump bushing and torque ...
1989 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTHF25H1K
Ok. I think I have gotten lost in the forest. This truck came in for an IM240 failure due to high HC. IM240 Readings as follows for original run specs above are second run after plugs and wires. 4.98 GPM HC 20.11 GPM CO 4.8 GPM Nox 605 GPM CO2 After the O2 r... Trouble codes: 41 (ho2s stuck low koer)
1990 Ford Ranger S 2.9L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTCR10T2L
Customers origanal concern was slight loss of coolant and ticking in lifters. Replaced all lifters, no more noise. Found slight moisture in valve covers. Intake manifold gasket was detoriated. Job went smoothly, two weeks have gone by now and slight loss of co...
1992 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR15X6N
Hello fellow Techs, I have this truck that was towed in, so far no spark at plug wires, crank sensor produces AC volts upon cranking. The 4 wires at coil pack module all have 12 volts k/on, then 10 volts while cranking. I don't have access to a wiring diagram....
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L hydraulics VIN: 1FTCR14X6R
Howdy Boys N Girls, I usually have no problems with these abortions, but my bag of tricks is empty and still no love. It started with a leaking master/low pedal. We replaced the master, bench bled it upside down and it worked ok, although the pedal was a littl...
1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Extended Crank VIN: 1FALP62W7T
Hello all, I have a Thunderbird I'm having some trouble with. The vehicle has an extended cranking problem which occurs almost every time you attempt to start the vehicle. Occassionally it will start right up. When the problem occurs, there is no spark or inje...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Front Washer Inop VIN: 1FMZU35P1W
Good Eve to All, came in for no front washers. Was able to get washers to work if I hammered on multifuction switch. (customer also had complaint of no hazzards). Replaced multifinction switch and repaired hazzards but not front washer. Press multifinction sw...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTWW33SOX
Hello, I have a po171,po300, and a po401. The dpfe was not showing the proper voltage so I replaced it ,now working and no more 401. This truck pings uphill and runs very badly,(feels like miss) but runs perfect with no load. problem occurs only under med to h... Trouble codes: P0171, P0401
1999 Geo Metro LSI 1.3L 3-4 Shift VIN: 2C1MR2222X
Hello all. This my first post so here we go.I need some info on p0751,alldata doesnt list it at all.I dont do to many tranz repairs, but is a good costomer. From the info i got from alldata there only apears to be only two solenoids in the trans. Alldata list ...
1998 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 7.4L Heater core VIN: 1GTGK29J8W
Hi guys, I have this truck back for the fifth time for a heater core. Needless to say the cust. isn't very happy. The voltage in the coolant is about 200 mv. or so. The ph is 9.1 or so. The last core I put in, I ran a ground wire from the core to the to the bo...
1998 GMC K3500 Sierra SL 6.5L Dies VIN: 1GTHK39F2W
Truck dies intermittantly. Im thinking the fuel shut off driver. Is there a good test to verify. could use inputs Trouble codes: P0236, P1216 (Fuel Driver)
1999 GMC K2500 Suburban 5.7L ABS Module VIN: 1GKGKROXJ7
this vehicle exhibits an ABS brake action just prior to a normal complete stop on dry pavement,like you were in a full blown panic stop on wet pavement.we checked the DTC C0222 diagnostic procedure and the results were OK.during a road test i noticed 2 things ...
1985 Honda Prelude 2.0 Si 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: JHMBB5233F
I'm not sure where to start. my Alldata doesn't show much info on "85" model prelude (7-85). I think the ECU might be in rear panel behind drivers door pilar. The pgm/fi light is on. There is voltage to coolant sensor when running warm about.6v . My question i...
1991 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Door Locks VIN: SAJHY1743M
Greeting and thanks for your time, Locks all function electrically and will lock from either door or panic switch. However, only the drivers door, trunk and gas door will unlock consistently. Both rear door and passenger door will sometimes. Tried one new acct...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJDA28C5Y
Have this 99 jaguar here, Every month or so customer states car will crank but not start. Every time this happens she calls me, by the time I am able to reach the car on the road it starts and runs fine. A few months ago we replaced the remote keys and the tra...
1990 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L idles 2500 rpm VIN: 1J4FJ58L7L
idles 2500 rpm when started, shut off restart idles fine,2 times stayed idling 2500 rpm, problem intermittin, i got it to act up once,had acted up several times for customer,when idling fast no change in signal to iac motor,alldata test for idling fast leads t...
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1J4GZ7851P
note,also changed asd relay.Voltage drop at pcm was less than .2 mv. on ground wire.B AT PCM WAS good at time of testing. REPLACED crank speed sensor , THANX , APPRECIATE YOUR TIME.
1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FT68SOX
hi, customer complaint is dies in reverse. started it up and immediately started chugging violently and died. started right back up, a little bit of a long crank and tried it again. It will only die in reverse. You can shift to other gears and no problem. All ...
1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L front diff VIN: SALPV124ST
customer complains of noise and vibration coming from the drivetrain very noticable over 50 mph. we put the car up in the air and found the noise coming from the center of the front differential. we drained and refilled, but noise is still ther, it goes away o...
1995 Lincoln Continental Diamond Anniversary 4.6L crankshaft VIN: 1LNLM97VXS
have been asked to look into what might have happened to this unit. driver got off the freeway and stopped at a trafic light and engine stalled and will not restart. i looked at the unit yesterday and found that the crankshaft will only turn 3/4 of a revolutio...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L No Start VIN: WDBDA28D3M
I have good pressure to fuel distributor i believe, good spark at wires, but it just wont start. If i feed it starting fluid the motor starts and runs fine. There is 12v at fuel pump connector, I just don't work on these enough go any further, any help woulb b...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBFA61E7P
this car will die if you try to give it gas normally.if you baby the throttle it will acelerate.possible fuel dist? any ideas will help. also, left turn signal comes on steday and stays on if when switch is off.restart car and it is off till you use t/s.
1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E3S
these are reocurring codes in the hfm module and the dm module we have checked several different times repaired all vacuum leaks and replace the mass air flow meter. car runs very well but we can clear these codes and before the day is up just cruiseing down r... Trouble codes: 48 (MB code 052 Mixture too lean lower part load in hfm module), 31 (Dm module injeactor long term adaptation to limit value)
1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: JA3BM64J7P
We recieved this 3000gt for smog related repairs. We quickly realized that a slight to moderate intermittant missfire was occuring at both idle and 2500 rpm's. Missfire is fairly regular occuring every 1-5 seconds. New wires, plugs and airflow meter have been ...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L steering column VIN: JA4LS21H11
Hi, This montero has a rattle feeling that can be felt through the steering wheel when hit small bumps,expansion joints etc.. I saw a mention in the fix data base about this lower shaft,but was wondering if there are any tsb's or if you mitsubishi dealer guys ...
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L blend door VIN: JA3AJ26EX3
customers complaint is that the blend door knob wont go to heat position. I found the knob will go but very hard, I disconnected the cable and the cable moves very smooth, hand turned linkage to find it binding, My question is before I pull the dash out and in...
1994 Nissan D21 XE 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1N6SD16Y0R
This only happens cold and once it warms up it disappears. According to customer upon acceleration it cuts out completely then gives him whip lash as it turns back on. The vehicle doesn't die its like an on/off switch. We do not beleive it is fuel. Pressure an...
1995 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Pressure control VIN: 4N2DN11W2S
Hello group, This Quest have a RE4F04A transmission. All the clutches were sliped but the forward clutch was burned. We rebuild the transmission, the converter also. Now, the vehicle at idle connects the transmission then goes neutral all the time. When shift,...
1997 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1N6SD16Y0V
Hello Nissan Techs! I work in a Chrysler dealership and am posting this for a co-workers' sons' vehicle. This '97 pick-up will start and run fine after a cold soak for about 20-30 minutes. Then the engine quickly begins to lose power and eventually stalls and ... Trouble codes: P1320 (Ignition Signal Loss)
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR05YXV
Cust brought in with a cel on. Idle between 688 and 713 rpm, drops with load. Scanned and found a p0505, 12v going to valve, open in orange wire going to pcm. Told cust of this and she disclosed that the vehicle was in a pretty severe front end accident. I rep... Trouble codes: P0505 (EC-AAC/V-01 Idle Air Control Valve IACV-Auxiliary Air Control AAC Valve)
2001 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L Abs system VIN: 1N6DD26571
vehicles abs lite comes on after reaching 10 mph. grounding diagnostic terminal resulted in a code 11. Alldata shows no such code. Abs module is activating when key is turned on. Sensor on diff. has a good wave form and 5volts ref. at sensor terminal is presen...
1995 Plymouth Voyager 3.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2P4GH25R7S
Hi Guys and Gals, help! this vehicle misfires or cutsout on slight grades. It is very consentant which furstrates me that we cannot find the problem. We have a Modis and have used the graghing meter on each sensor and we see no gliches. As memtioned in history...
1992 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 5.7L remote door lock VIN: 2G2FV22P6P
does any one know how to program the keyless entry remotes on this car this car is mine and the remotes didnt come with it i bought some from gm but i would like to program them myself if possible thanks a lot for your help
1996 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WJ12M4T
Hi, thanks in advance for any help you can offer; Vehicle came in with misfire complaint, visual inspection of ignition wire condition revealed cracks in several plug boot ends, coupled with a P0305 misfire dtc. Same symptoms after replacing plugs and wires. ... Trouble codes: P0305 (CYLINDER 5 misfire)
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L air bags VIN: 1G2WP52KOY
we have this car that we did the transaxle on and a day later they are calling us saying the air bag light has just come on, we tested it and it has a code 0026 open on drivers,we tried to clear the code but it comes right back on, from everything i can find t...
1990 Porsche 911 3.6L heater fan VIN: WPOCB2964L
Problem with heater fan and fresh air blower. Dail on cold -) fan switch on -) fresh air fan kicks in, heater fan does NOT. When dialing to "heat" at approx. 24-27C the fresh air fan will go off, but heater fan in engine compartment still NOT working! When hea...
1973 Triumph tr6 152CID Excessive Emissions VIN: CF6704U00W
Hi group, This car has little power and likes to run @ [...] of timing at idle. Valve clearence has been verified. This car also has fast road cam installed. The vacum advance is actually working as a retard. Is this normal? Have removed timing chain and f...
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWNA23B3Y
Car first came in for long term fuel trim code , found and repaired 2 broken vac. lines, replaced plugs ( ones installed were original) and replaced front O2 (it was lazy) Car also didn't run well cold.. It would start right up and after about 15 seconds would... Trouble codes: 16784 (misfire detected), 16785 (miss 1), 16786 (miss 4), 16788 (miss 2)
1989 Volvo 740 GL 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1FX8844K
It came in again with check engine light after we replaced head temp sensor and oxygen sensor scaned again for codes got 2 2-3-1 and 2-2-1 check air mass meeter old one running in spec at about 4% tried two new air mass meeters both couse run up of 11% Trouble codes: 231, 221
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS97D8X
Hey guys, I have this volvo with an evap code. I pressurized the fuel tank to 7"h2o, blocking off the hose after the shut off valve. The system held pressure. I did the resistance tests on the purge valve and the shut off vavle and both within specs. I perform... Trouble codes: P0455

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1995 BMW 325is 2.5L MIL Lamp on, NO COMMUNICATION VIN: WBABF3321S
Well, this one is fixed but still not sure wherer the problem was.We located the bus bar at the LF A pillar where all the TXD wires are connected and disconnected each one until the short went away. I found that 1 wire was shorted to .6 volts(?). Reconnected a...
1996 BMW M3 3.2L air bag light VIN: WBSBG9325T
I now know air bag lights on BMW stay in history until 'clear' Thanks on the input, waiting for 'snap-on' demo unit for code clear. Dont do many euro vehicles in this area but looks like most 'generic' scan tools dont like BMW. BAUM scan tool mentioned more th...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L 1-2, 2-3 shift VIN: WBAGJ8327V
Wow, 4 of the 6 replies nailed it right on the head. Replace the transmission filter with OE ZF filter. We installed a new transmission filter, part # 24-34-1-422-419. While doing this job, dropped down the valve body and replaced the four o-rings on the tubes...
1990 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4HR54C2L
Thanks for all the responses. After some more digging and a compression test and remove one valve cover it turned out to be a broken camshaft.
1986 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham 5.0L a/c compressor VIN: 1G6DW69Y2G
after receiving info from felow techs i found out that the tps was at 0.8 volts when accelerating between 2 to 3 k rpms tps signal to ecm is above 3.0 volts which is too high adjusted tps to 0.49 volts at idle , now when raising rpms high the ecm want take awa...
1979 Chevrolet K10 Cheyenne 5.7L park VIN: CKL1495203
had to pull and replace park pawl worn on end thanks to all who replied great site alot of help
1995 Chevrolet S10 2.2L temp gauge VIN: 1GCC51948S
this one is fixed and gone. we pulled the water pump and all of the fines were rusted off. after replacement every thing whent back to normal includeing the heat. thanks again for the help john
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L Coolant loss VIN: 3GNNFK16T2
We put dye in engine and inspected frame for possible coolant leaks to rear heater - ok. No coolant thru intake gaskets like earlier models. Pulled cylinder heads , pressure test ok. Re installed with new gaskets and head bolts. So far ok, Has been one week no...
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L abs pump runs VIN: 3GNEC16T62
The responses all confirmed the ECBM was bad. I knew the motor was ok because it was running, and did not blow fuse. My main concern was what was the fail safe provision for when the pump ran non stop. I was concerned the hydraulic unit migh have been snookere...
1992 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L No Start VIN: 1C3XC66RXP
thanks to all those who helped problem ended up as loose wire in ecm connector repaired connection vehicle gone and customer happy thanks again to those who helped Trouble codes: 24 (tps voltage below min).
1995 Dodge Viper 8.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire
after long hours of reserch found a decent wiring diagram that helped. we found that the asd relay was the problem it powers up pin#57 of pcm and will now allow injectors to be powered up and the engine runs fine. thanx for all the help
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 2B4GP44R4T
Well this turned out to be the PCM. After checking crank and cam signal and verifing they were ok, I checked continuity back to the pcm and power to the coil. All item checked good. The real help on solving this was using the atm feature on the scanner to fire...
1996 Dodge Caravan ES 3.3L drive cycle VIN: 2B4GP44G3Y
sorry it was a 2000 not a 96 (vin was right ).but anyway repeated all drive cycle procedures repeatadly, no succsess at all,no apparant expalnation suspected pcm problem, sent to dealer they kept it 2 days ,supposedly tryed 1/2 day, they sent it to another dlr...
1989 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FAPP9896K
Hi group, new fuel pump from ford fix the problem. the car was running perfect except during idle. thanks for 9 replies.
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L heating system VIN: 1FAFP52U8W
we were able to determine the cause of the no heat problem with iatn's help. eventhough both heater hoses were warm, and the heater core was flushed out 8 months prior, the cause was another restriction in the heater core causing improper flow of coolant. we f...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, WONT REV UP VIN: 1FTYR10C7W
Hello fello fixers,here is the results of my fix on this truck. As you well know I have been told that my belt timing was off by several responders to this help request and I have replied that the timing marks were correctly in alinement I even checked them se...
2001 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMNU43S21
Its fixed. Thanks to all that replyed. The iac was sticking. I got it warm by driving it 8 miles just as the customer said he drives to work. Then I parked it for 4 hours and sure enough the idle after starting was at 400 rpms. I tapped the iac as Mike from Ne...
1995 GMC K2500 Suburban 6.5L speedometer and tach VIN: 1GKGK26F2S
Well,first like to thank you all for your help.when i had woke up this morning after placing my request at 10.30 last night.I had one responce from dan from maryland.off to work i went thinking about unhooking that alternator.so i unplugged the regulator well ...
1999 GMC K3500 Sierra SL 6.5L engine losing coolant VIN: 1GDHK33F5X
Hey, Done the test that everyone suggested. I found that the heads were cracked and I told cust what repairs would cost. Cust decided that it would be better to trade. Thanks for all the information, cust had done some checking of his own. And he decided t...
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Engine VIN: 4S2DM58W4Y
Most folks suggested an exhaust leak. I suggested dropping the exhaust manifolds to inspect for leakage, as the shields cover everything. The customer opted to live with the noise when I told him the cost : )
1989 Jeep Comanche 4.0L reverse VIN: 1J7FT27LOK
Hi guys, thanks for all the wonderful responding. Finally we replaced the complete transmission with a good used one and the truck is running fine now. Thanks again
2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L check gauges warning VIN: 1J4FA49S11
Thanks to everyone for your help on this one. I had many responses to check the connector for corrosion at the back of the instrument cluster, so this was my first inspection. A couple even reported there is a TSB for this with an updated harness, I searched b...
1997 Kia Sephia GS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFA1255V
unfortunately i must close this request, although the info given was helpful,vehicle not yet fixed. this is an on going problem. Trouble codes: P0170.
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L Starting VIN: KNDJA7235Y
replaced fuel pump relay and main relay. so far car is okay. not sure if it is fixed. thank you to everyone for the help.
1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L No Start VIN: JT8UF11E5L
Alright! This one is finally out the door. As much as I almost hate to say it, it's good to get a butt kicker in every now and then. It sharpens the skill set! For the benefit of those who follow, I'm going to share what I learned about Toyota ignition systems... Trouble codes: 14 (no ign 1).
2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L batt light VIN: JM1BJ2229Y
Well this was a great mazda idea, I guess? after a couple of tech line phone calls, a few phone calls to the mazda dealer ship we replaced the the alternator. now with the new reman mazda alt, the P terminal voltage is 4 volts to 6 volts depending on the amps ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L won't run obdii mon VIN: WDBFA67F8T
Well I received 4 replies, all agreed that the moniters on this car were sometimes hard to run. Marshal had great insight to how the moniters run. I.E. slow o2's might prevent them from running.He is in the process of designing a program to run OBDII moniters ... Trouble codes: P0410 (air injection system malfunction).
1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on
Thanks for all the help. The most interesting replies were about RFI causing interference problems. Customer called me and said car was running great with no MIL! The only change I made was to use some [...] on the cam sensor terminals. I don't know if ... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Position Sensor Circuit).
1994 Nissan D21 SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, no power VIN: 1N6HD16Y9R
Thanks to everyone!!! We tried every suggestion Except un bolting the flywheel, (an all day job on a 4x4). One suggestion was forget the timing mark on the crank and set no.1 at top dead center, align the cams AND THAT WORKED. Even the trans is shifting better...
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3WH52H7X
retested power supply to pcm and found that voltage on pin 19 of c-1 connector was low some times 12v other times 6-8.6 volts and when it was low problem occured traced to defective ignition switch replaced and all is well thanks for the reply
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, OVERCHARGING VIN: 1G2WP52K1W
thank you all for your time. retraced harness from alternator to computor, ok found orange sense circuit wire had corrosion in loom. we had voltage from sense fuse in underhood fuse panel, fuse ok, removed loom covering from under hood fuse panel to behind bat... Trouble codes: P0560.
2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L 1336 VIN: 1G2NW12E5Y
after reading the replies and going back over our notes, we found that this car had additional problems. the shorted wiring had also got the pcm too. we replaced the pcm and did the relearn and so far so good, car runs fine. we like to tell every one thanks fo... Trouble codes: 1336 (ckp variation relearn).
2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L passanger poweer slidding door VIN: 4T3ZF13C21
Hi guys sorry for the long wait, your help was great on this fix. yes I was under a time pressure,customer was in a rental. With the in the back ground. After your replies, I started from scracht again started with and evaluation of the electrical system found...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L instruments VIN: 1TR5TRE252
I had to send to the dealer as they would not let me have the immobalizer number. I did get the ross tech software it seems to be quite good so far, it is a pitty that the dealer is so unhelpful with this. new cluster is in and workihg as it should. thanks for...
1988 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L right rear caliper VIN: YV1AX8844J
thank you for all the replies from Richard of Michigan Mark [...] of Minnesota Paul of Luisiana Peter of Southern California John of Tennessee Bruce of North Carolina Paul of Indiana William of Florida Mark of Nebraska Nigal of British Columbia Randy of Massachuse...
1999 Volvo S70 AWD 2.4L Brake pads VIN: YV1LT56D4X
Thank you for all the help. I checked to make sure that the brake light switch was properly adjusted. The brake pedal has adequate free play. The fact that the rear brakes are applied first leads me to believe that the customer is riding the pedal although she...
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