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1991 Audi 100 2.3L Sunroof VIN: WAUBC544XM
I checked the archives on this and there was a good post but it was from the time when the replies were not logged by iATN so I could not read the replies which would have probably be sufficient for this fix. For my benefit and all those who will come after me...
1999 Audi A6 2.8L down shift VIN: WAUAA24B8X
Audi techs Please help. I have an A6 2.8 with codes I cant seem to find any info on. The car came in originally with a complaint of slamming into gear when you go from park, and starting out in a higher gear from a start causing lack of power. I pulled the car...
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Unknown VIN: WBAHD6324S
Hi guys Im looking for some advice on the lifetime transmission fluid, keep getting conflicting info, should I change it or not? The car has 150000 miles on it want to make it last as long as possible seems odd not to change it. Thanks for your time!
1987 Buick Regal GNX 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G4GJ1179H
Car goes like a top fueler down the road, but also idles like one. Very rough, unstable idle. Problem only started after installing rebuilt engine. Prior to the rebuild engine had an occasional miss at steady cruise, which we were chassing with the ignition pa...
1989 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDK14KOK
this truck has a lean condition above idle idle o2 volts range from 82-.08 when you rev up to 1500-200 o2 sensor falls steady to 0 volts and stays there. disconect o2 and it goes to default. truck runs strong and powerful but idles poor and surges. we have rep... Trouble codes: 44 (o2 sensor lean)
1996 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban LS 7.4L transfer case VIN: 3GNGK26J2T
Vehicle started making poping noise when taking off from stops. The poping noise seems to be coming from under the driverside area and you can feel it in you feet. Also sometimes you can feel and hear the noise when coming up to a stop.Have allready greased th...
1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL52MV9
Vehicle arrived here with a check engine light (P0300 random cylinder missfire)and a ESC code. New plugs, wires, fuel and air filter already installed. The knock sensor was unhooked (ESC code explained). Noticable slapping noise at high idle was noted. Idles s... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cylinder missfire)
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, CYL. 1 ONLY VIN: 3G1JC5241X
Car came in with check engine light on and tune up was performed. We compression tested the cylinders and all checked out ok. I switched spark plugs, wires, and coils and the miss stayed on number 1. Used my MODIS on the CKP sensor and the pattern was good. Us... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GNEL19W6X
Hey guy's tech lost needs help. Working on a 1999 chevy astro van. One of are first vans from a particuler fleet account.Came in for hessitation on acclaration and AWD light on also anti-loc light on.Checked for codes and found c0226,c0222,p0101,p0463,u1041,u1... Trouble codes: P0101, P0463, U1041, U1192, C0226, C0222
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L erattic shift VIN: 3GNEC13T02
this is an intermitting failure looses shift indicator, fuel gauge, tempature gauge, transmisson shifts poorly and will not shift into overdrive. codes indicate lose of voltage to transmisson and to dash unit. components ellimated (1) ignition switch (2) fuse ...
1991 Dodge B350 5.9L 4th Gear/Overdrive VIN: 2B7KB31Z9M
On highway, after normal warm up Van will shift up into fourth gear (overdrive) but drop back down into 3rd gear right after. Van shifts back and forth between 3rd and 4th gears several times intermittently for the rest of the trip. Any Help? Regards,
1997 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Misfire VIN: 2B4FP253XV
Hi guys, like to thank you in advance. This one has got me scratching my head. Van came in with complaint of hesitating, missing between 70-90km,and the MIL light on(p0302) The original Tech smoke cheched for vacuum leaks, found the EGR valve was leaking. Repl... Trouble codes: P0302
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L steering pressure VIN: 2B4GP44R5W
I am taking a real beating on this one--- Changed the P/s rack and the p/s pump because it had no assist---Right from the start it had a bit of vibration when turning at idle--like low pressure, then it got real bad after one day of running. I have a gauge on ...
1999 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7MF3364X
This truck came in running fine. After extended driving check engine lite came on and now the engine can only go part to half throttle before the power drops off and bucks alot. All this is after I replaced those sensors. I am starting to think that the wire h... Trouble codes: P0230 (Transfer pump circut ou tof range), P0216 (Fuel injection pump timing failed), P1689 (no communication ecm), P1688 (Internal Fuel Injection pump ckp failure), P1690 (Fuel inj.pump CKP sensor does not agree with ECM CKP sensor)
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L steering wheel VIN: 3D7KU28C83
i think i've had 10 mondays in a row with this thing. the truck has an uncontrollable front end wobble above 55 mph. it seem you need to hit a small bump then the steering wheel starts jumping violently side to side. this is similar to the common problem with ...
1994 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Stall VIN: 1FTHX2SH3R
This vehicle stalls repeatedly when cold. IAT and ECT are within 2 degrees of each other at 68 degrees. PW is only around 2-5 ms. Rpm is maintained at about 480 when it will idle. It has 2 transmission codes 624 and 637. Scan data shows the EPC parameter alte... Trouble codes: 637 (Transmission Oil temp High), 624 (Electronic Pressure Control failure)
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L No Start VIN: 1FTEF15Y4T
truck came in a no start found wires at dist. with out instaion and power and ground touching. replaced pick up and module. also starter was bad melted power feed from starter soloind to starter motor.truck started and run for about two hr. shut down for the n...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM54UGT
Hello Techs. Car came in with check engine light on PO340 cam sensor A circuit. Previous shop had replaced cam sensor, still sets code. Car has no driveability concerns. Contains a hall effect cam sensor which I checked and has been installed correctly accordi... Trouble codes: P0340
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTHX26G9V
Working with a oil patch vehicle, that sees lots of mud, and the trans harness got snaged by the front drive shaft, and the customer spliced it back together to get home. Since that has been hard to start and when it does start, seem to be overfueling, upon cr...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L 3rd brake lamp VIN: 1FMDU34X9V
Stymied at this point ! thanks for allowing the time to read post ! I have a blinking 4x4 lamp that blinks 5 times at every start up then goes out & no 3rd brake lamp with a code PO1483 are these connected ? this is a manual full time 4x4 ?? Thank you again an...
1997 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L rotors
This van pulls hard to the right on braking. If you release the steering wheel about 10-15 mph, it will turn the wheel about 1 1/2 turns. We have replaced front hoses, calipers, pads and rotors this time. 5 months ago had same complaint, replaced EHCU and cure...
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDAF56F0Y
hello all, this truck acts like it has run out of fuel every morning and you have to prime the system back up. when you first start cranking it sound like a dry spin like no fuel is being delivered. then after a while of cranking it starts to gallop like abo...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L cylinder head VIN: 1FTNF21LNU
This maybe a differnt question but I have this ford f250 with a stripped out #8 spark plug if you know this truck and engine it is very litte room to do any work of this magitude. I spoke with a freind that is a ford tech and they have in his shop lifted the b...
2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTRX14W84
this truck has no power to the fuel pump inertia switch, the wire color is green and yellow into the switch. and it comes from the central junction box in left kick panel. and have no power on green/yellow here . but if i apply power it starts and runs. i can'...
1997 Geo Tracker 1.6L No Start VIN: 2CNBE1367V
Hi fellow techs, I have a tracker here with no spark. Followed the cranks but wont start diagnosis and came up with a bad ignitor. The igniter can not be seviced, so a distributor was installed,I later found out a different shop put 2 distributors in this to n...
1955 GMC truck 307CID Firing Order
This engine is used as a power plant on an oil drilling rig. It is known to be out of a 1955 GMC truck. The engine is a straight 6 that is 307 cid. Someone vandelized the rig and pulled all the plug wires off. We can not find any information that shows correct...
1994 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L Surge VIN: 1GKDM19Z1R
Hi Guys, need some GM help. This van idles and drives nice at cruise. On accell once engine has warmed up most noticeable in drive, but does show up in lower gears, this thing starts to surge big time. Engine vaccum bounces from three to seven inches. EGR desi... Trouble codes: 32 (EGR Excessive Flow)
2000 GMC Safari SL 4.3L gauges/lights VIN: 1GKEL19W7Y
Customer compliant of eratic gauges fuel+alt. Lights on in dash when condition battery,low fuel+abs. Hooked up scan tool. Codes U1041 loss of ebcm/ebtcm communication and u1064 loss of bcm/ vtd,vim pzm,and or sbm data. Checked conditions of connectors under da...
1989 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JHMCA5542K
vehicle failed CA ASM smog test. Has no codes or drivability complaints. Vehicle runs clean (good emissions) unloaded, O2's switching within specs and EGR has vacuum. Under load runs clean in closed loop for 15-30 seconds, then o2's go to .9V and vehicle goes ...
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ8640W
i need help with this one! this honda arrived at my garage with complaint of s.e.s. light illuminated. initial testing indicated a very low engine idle speed, never changing staying about 500 rpm. d.t.c 1509 was retrieved & erased and 1509 returns immediately ... Trouble codes: 1509 (idle air control valve)
2000 Honda S2000 2.0L steering box VIN: JHMAP1140Y
hi, i have this s2000 it has a knock when turning steering left to right with car off or when car starts to move and you move steering left to right it does not make noise when car is running standing still i checked frontend removed stabalizer links, removed ...
2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S72
After running for about 10min. this Sonata will begin to missfire severly and spark knock, then quit completly. the car will always re-fire, but run with the severe missfire condition.After a cool down of about 20 min the car will run fine for about 10min. and... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam position sensor)
1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L windshield wipers VIN: SAJKX6049X
This car arrived with the complaint that when the wipers were switched off they would continue to run for an unpredictable period of time before stopping. And sometimes they will fail to start. We verified the failure to stop but not the failure to start. The...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L extended crank VIN: 1J4GW58S7X
Customer complained of extended crank before starting. Verified this by letting the vehicle sit approx 15 minutes & then attempting to start. Vehicle cranked for 7-10 seconds and then started. Checked fuel pressure which came up to approx 50# with key on and t...
1988 Land Rover Range Rover 40th Anniversary Edition 3.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: SALHV1145J
Hello Land Rover enthusiasts everywhere! Got a real gem here that came in on a hook. This 88 had a broken alt belt which I replaced but its dilemna is a drivability issue. Customer said that it would stall out and then re-start. Got consistently worse-more fre...
1993 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L air suspension VIN: SALHC1342P
Vehicle came in as a no crank, we installed starter, when vehicle was lowered air suspension was at its lowest setting bottomed out on stops. We shut the suspension sw. off before raising the vehicle but it didnt help. The pump motor doesnt seem to be running ...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L steering/suspension VIN: SALJY1242V
We have been fighting what Rover people call the "Death Wobble" on this truck for almost a year now without completely solving the riddle. A lot of work has been done and numerous parts replaced. We have extensively searched the IATN FIX datbase and have perf...
1983 Lincoln Mark VI 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1MR8D99F1D
HI Y'ALL !! Well I have a real head-scratcher here. After replacing bad timing chain the car runs real good during warmup. After about 2-3 blocks of driving. It seems to loose power (at times). Really chugs like only hitting on 4 cylindres. When the power come... Trouble codes: 41 (oxy sensor), 44 (thermactor inop)
1997 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 1YVGE22D3T
Thanks in advance for any help everyone. I replaced a water pump in this car and thought it would fix all the cooling system problems this car has but only fixed one. When the car is started first thing in the morning the temp gauge stays below cold for aprox ...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Idles too high VIN: WDB1070451
Hello, I believe this is a gray market car. It failed the state emission test for excessive HC and CO. The oxygen sensor harness had been cut off. We replaced the O2 sensor and the idle control motor because we believed it was sticking. When started cold the e...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L pump VIN: WDBEA34E2S
Hi there folks, About 10K miles ago we flushed the fluid and changed the P/S filter on this MB because the power steering pump was cavitating. The fluid was low at that time but we found no leaks. We got the "real deal" power steering fluid and there was peac...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E0S
hello mbz guys this one is driving me nuts. oh well whats new with a c-heap280.. Ive done at least 10 of these cylinder head reseals. and still always have at least one problem when it's done, usually we sell them an engine harness with the job, but this one i... Trouble codes: P0327
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47F9X
This car came to us with a hard set mil . Upon code retrieval , we found the P0170 code . The car seems to run fine , and exhibits no symptoms of looming disaster . We don't have the proper diagnostic equipment for this car , however we were able to scan with ... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel Trim Malfunction Bank 1)
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1MELM50U4V
When it is cold (both car and temp outside) The customer complains of a long crank, start then stall. The next start cycle it is okay with a slight hesistation (Almost like a carb car with no accel pump) I have not had it stall but I have observed the first ke...
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D5V
this vehicle keeps tripping these com link codes indicating no com link between ecm & tcm. After checking the wire fron Pin6 of the ecm to pin 45 of the tcm for a clean ckt I replaced the tcm. the codes still come back I later cut the wire and looked at the si... Trouble codes: P0600, P1605
1977 Oldsmobile 98 Regency 6.6L engine VIN: 3X69K7E128
yes hello i am a new technician at a chrysler dealership wll i have a problem with one of my personal vehicles.i am certified in brakes electrical i do not have a lot of major engine work experience.well my 1977 oldmobile 98 403 engine 400 turbo trans the car ...
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5L trunk VIN: 1G3GR64H11
Hey guys, so heres te problem. The trunk seems to have a mind of its own, it will open either by itself or when you open either of the two front doors. There is also a switch in side the car on the drivers door panel that opens both the trunk and the gas tank...
1994 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L dome lights VIN: 1G2NE15M6R
vehicle towed in.no crank.charge battery.start vehicle,check charging system.no charging voltage and battery failed test.replaced battery and alternator.retest.starting and charging system now work.noticed no dome light.checked and found all bulbs missing.inst...
1995 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.1L low HVAC airflow VIN: 1GDMU06D9S
Vehicle came in with a faulty blower motor for the front AC unit. We replaced the blower motor and it now works, but there is VERY little airflow, regardless of whether recirc is selected or which vents are chosen, or heat or cold is chosen. I spoke to the cus...
1993 Toyota Tercel DLX 1.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT2EL43S1P
runs lean good fuel presure new filter good voltage at injectors good injectors vehicle will only start with hand over throttle body giving full choke then will idle. as soon as throttle hit will stall. can work throttle gently and get some rpms out of engine ...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L no throttle VIN: 3VWCB21CO1
I was checking oxygen sensor wiring under vehicle. After cat. sensor wires all were bare. Before cat. sensor wiring appeared okay. Put car back on the ground and now I have no throttle response. Originally I only had the P0420 CODE. Since then I have the other... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst efficiency), 16610 (acc. pedal/tps), 18039 (signal too high), 18042 (signal too high), 17987 (adaptation not started)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L trans computer VIN: WVWSK61J32
towed car in for no start. has trouble code 00293 multi- function switch- f125 undefined switch position. checked scanner data. always shows "d" for lever position no matter where shifter is. also when key is turned on the shift indicator lights up normaly the...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L none VIN: 3VWSE29M82
Hi Fellows, i got this one that has not any problem, runs great, just customer told me, the temperature light lits at the mornings and after some moments it turns off (this is abnormal because before it had not happened) also the reverse light is on all the ti... Trouble codes: 1300 (Instrument panel code unknown without communication), 1300 (Instrument panel code unknown without communication), 1302, 1303, 463, 467

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2001 Acura TL 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UUA56822
The general summary was to replace the throttle body and inspect for voltage spikes. The customer has declined any further repairs at this time but I will update if he does return in the future. Thanks, Trouble codes: P0122 (Throttle position sensor low voltage).
1999 BMW 740i 4.4L Engine VIN: WBAGG8339X
Most replies stated that the PCV system or oil pump bolts loosening would cause this type of noise. One indicated a rear main seal retainer bolt touching the flexplate. One indicated a piston slapping from being bent from hydrostatic lock. I checked the oil pu...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Trans light on VIN: WBADM6348Y
My bad. Turns out that when replacing the shifter assembly I missed a small black plug at the front of the assembly. Even thought the interlock worked fine I guess it didnt get the message back to the controller. Sorry to waste you time but I hope this helps s...
1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L heat
programer works fine.a/c still stays on no matter what what settings you put it at.can take rod from blend door,sill cold air compressor running.
1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L shift cable or steering colum VIN: 2G1WN52M45
We fixed it today, removed lower dash panel,put plastic mat on floor to catch drips,from left side of collum, cleaned ball socket and slot with carb spray, blow out old grease, clean second time and relube with [...] lith grease, lube inside collum with 'JB 80...
1997 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1ND52M6V
Thanks for all the great replies guys! Ended up being the igntion switch. To be honest really never took close notice of the warning lights while cranking. They have to be on or else the car will not start! This car would only lose the warning lights in certai...
2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCT19W61
Thanks to all who replied. the problem was finally traced to a chaffed wire near the bulkhead , repaired and road tested good .
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L turn signals
turned out to be a sort of combination problem.The multifunction switch cured the fast flash , but when you put the brake on they started flashing fast again.the service body had been fitted with a trailer adapter(in the begining unhooking this made no differe...
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Misfire, no power spark knock VIN: 2G1WF55K01
Thanks too all of you that replied. The fix for this car was very simple, Spark plugs were the problem.MY problem was when I pulled 2 spark plugs out#6 and#5 cly looked at them they were great.My fault that I did not check the companion clyinder#3 thats were t...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 8.1L intermitant p0743 VIN: 1GCJC33G82
thanks for all the replies. only one was correct. the tcc sol. was bad. when cold it ohm'd at 14.7 when hot over 25 ohms. it pulled so much current it would set the code and lock out reverse. this took some time to get to happen almost 90 miles of highway driv...
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Parking brake
Hello! Here is the help That I recieved. Valuable information. Sorry I cannot post a REAL fix as customer has not returned for further repairs. Rusty [...] When they are set up perfect, they barely function. I think it's a design problem with the self-a...
1994 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L torque tube housing VIN: 1B4GK54L7R
Thanks to all that replied. The techs that directed me to the bearing were correct. The torque tube housing bearing was bad. Thank you again.
1996 Dodge Viper GTS 8.0L Engine VIN: 1B3ER69E1T
Thanks so much for those replies for helping me to fix this one & Sorry for delaying post it. The real fix was fan motor and bleeding air in the system. Special thanks to Mike who kindly enough how to purge the air in the system. For your infomation, here he s...
1999 Dodge Caravan 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP25GXX
Thanks to all who replied!!! We fixed it!!! I have no hair left but the customer is happy!!! Larry from Texas, Nailed it we had to scan the van as a 2000, than it gave us a cam crank sensor fault - We tested them and they seemed fine in fact after testing we c...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L 3-4 shift
Thanks to all that replied. All info was very useful. I installed a pressure guage on the governor and o/d tap points on trans, got vehicle into third gear and grounded o/d solenoid. No pressure on o/d solenoid guage and governor guage lost 40 psi. Trans shop ...
1982 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FABP4232C
Again I want say a thank you for all that reply to my request. I've go over all the suggestion and all tested good. I did finally pulled the intake off and found the gasket was not in the best of shape. Re-seal it and the cars alot better but not like new. At ...
1997 Ford Probe 2.0L solenoid pack
I was surprised first of all that I didn't get any replies. The fix was really pretty simple though. The ignition relay was bad. Thanx.
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L vac hubs VIN: 1FTZR15XXW
thanks to those who replied, the inner hub seals were leaking. replaced and all working fine now. Thanks again
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L auto headlights VIN: 1FMPU17L73
Finally have this problem cornered modules are a wonderful thing when they work when they dont they can make your life hard.To make a long story short the hec module or instrument cluster sent a bad PRNDL signal to the dsm which prevented the vsm from working,...
1991 GMC K2500 Sierra SLE 5.7L brake light in dash VIN: 1GTFK24K3M
after all of IATN's members' recommendations, we have finally diagnosed and came to a conclusion that the problem causing the 'red' brake light to come on was a faulty anti-lock brake module. after replacing the module & test driving the vehicle, the light cam...
2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.0L Fuel Tank Going Dry VIN: 1GTHK24U82
Customer had vehicle towed to dealership for warranty. Chances are it was that valve to the purge tank was plugged. Thanks to Linn for his help.
2003 GMC HUMMER 6.0L battery VIN: 5GRGN23UX3
ok many thanks for replies the fuse labeled info in fuse box in eng bay had the drain on it . on pulling fuse it no longer ran & remote locking wouldn't work unless fuse was removed it still wouldn't start . after ringing the dealer in florida that had servi...
1999 Honda Prelude 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: THMBB615XX
Thanks for your responses but none of them sent me in the right direction. After removing the cylinder head and sending it off to a machine shop the problem became more apparent. The valve seats in cylinders 1 and 2 were recessed in the head.I guess this is a ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0301, P0302 (Misfire 2).
2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L srs VIN: 1HGCG16592
thank you for your replies. first, the car was hit in the front, but not very hard as he air bags did not deploy. i checked all the wiring visually and with an ohmmeter with a load tool hooked up to other end of wires to test them dynamically; and lastly i rec...
2003 Infiniti g35 3.5L fluid amt on drain and fill VIN: JNKCV51EX3
well the answer to how much fluid the trans takes is just under 5 qts. this vehicle dose not have a dipstick as one of you stated it has a fill port that is located on the passenger side of the vehicle that is bolted down. local dealer was kind enough to check...
1988 Jaguar XJS C 5.3L wipers VIN: SAJNA5841J
thanks to everyone who offered schematics. wasn't able to positively identify the problem. so a used motor was installed and the wipers park now...so i guess it was the motor. one reply said that there was an inline fuse in the circuit somewhere in the right s...
1996 Jaguar XJ12 6.0L suspension VIN: SAJMX6346T
First of all thanks to all that responded to my problem! I had suspected the front sub-frame mounts, and that was the cause. When I lowered the sub-frame, both mounts were sheared right at the V. After installing the new mounts, all noises were gone, and the f...
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1J4GZ7851P
Well have you ever not been able to see the Forest through all the trees? The Jeep needed a new TPS and some connector repair at the Transmission. Thanks to all who replied. Remember do not make the fix harder then it needs to be. DO THE BASICS!
2001 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L MIL Lamp on, p0456
I had alot of good help on this. Alot suggested to look at the gas cap and also look for bad lines. I double checked them and they were OK. Thanks to Dodgeboy on the info toseal the system. I found the LDP pump bad which is what I suspected because it didn't h... Trouble codes: P0456.
2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L unsure VIN: 1J4FF48S51
Well this one is all fixed. I got lots of help from everyone and I certainly appreciate all of it. The problem turned out to be bad front wheel bearings. I have never seen them cause a clicking noise before but after checking everything I could we reasoned it ...
1994 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1LNLM81W3R
After replacing the MAF and cleaning the injectors, vehicle has been gone with no problems for almost two weeks now. Not sure which was the actual fix. I did find that if I killed the KAM before cold start, the cold start issues went away. So I suspect it was ... Trouble codes: P0181 (System at rich limit Bank 1 lean), P0189 (System at rich limit Bank 2 lean), P0181 (System at rich limit Bank 1 lean), P0189 (System at rich limit Bank 2 lean).
1995 Lincoln Continental Diamond Anniversary 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM97V4S
Ladies and gentlemen I'll like to thank you for your help. Yes! the vehicle is fixed! Here is how I fixed it, After I did all the checks (posted in the first request) I said to myself it's got to be something simple. This is what I found: Scan tool readings of... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 lean), P0174 (bank 2 lean).
1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22C3X
Sorry I did not get back to you right away, but I wanted to make sure the car was fixed...after tripple checking cam timing and such, we gave the car back to our customer while we gathered info and pondered awhile, and the damn car fixed itself!! Our customer ... Trouble codes: P0340.
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.2L play in throttle VIN: WDBEA92E6P
hi and thanks for all the great replies. I steered you all wrong a bit from the beginning. I found out that there were 2 versions of the electronic throttle body. A full fly by wire throttle body system is only in the ASR cars; the dead giveaway is the lack of...
1996 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Stall VIN: 4M2DV11W6T
Thanks to the Techs that responded to my request.I tried replacing the fuel pressure regulator,the vehicle ran better but still stalled and finally set a code for the MAF sensor.I installed a differant MAF sensor and cleaned the throttle body.Gave vehicle back...
1987 Nissan Sentra SE 1.6L No Start VIN: JN1PB2411H
.Re-examined the wiring harness using a voltage-drop techinique.Found wires at distibutor to first in-line connector to have a small-voltage drop(.35vdc).R&R the (one foot)electrical harness that comes directly from the distributor.Well it would start but not ...
1990 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1HJ01PXL
Thanks to dennis and mark for pointing me in the right direction by suggesting that I check the maf sensor.I dont know why I didnt think of it,but I guess we all need a little memory jog at times.after replacing the maf sensor the problem went away hopefully n...
1997 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1N6SD16Y0V
First of all, I want to thank everyone who took the time to reply to my original post. I received a lot of good information that was very helpful in repairing the vehicle! Several replies leaned towards (poor quality) Re-man distributors (hmmm,like Chrysler 2.... Trouble codes: P1320 (Ignition Signal Loss).
1999 Nissan PRIMERA 1.8L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: QU14-01146
there fellow techs the owner changed the transmission and all is well. Trouble codes: P1232 (pressure regulator), P1715 (in puly speed), P1720 (vehicle speed sensor).
1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette GL 3.4L Keyless entry FOB VIN: 1GHDX03E5W
Got 3 replies and the secret is that turning the ignition from lock to acc position must be done rather quickly within 1 sec. I was taking too long to turn the key back and forth. After I got the key moving at the right speed, it entered into the reprogramming...
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