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1996 BMW 328is 2.8L Clutch Hydraulics VIN: WBABG1328T
Here goes. Car came in, clutch master leaking. Pressure line peeling, put master, slave, and pressure line on. Factory parts, new, factory fluid. All seems well. 5 month later, Customer comes in, clutch pedal to floor, no leaks, decided that it could be clutch...
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Wipers VIN: 4USCH7326V
Hello everyone, I am having a problem with the wiper system on this 1997 Z3. They are Inop on any speed, but the washers work fine. I checked to see if the module was supplying power to the motor on pins 2,3,4. I had NO voltage input. The next step I did was t...
2000 BMW M5 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSDE9349Y
Hi all. I have this M5 that will set fault code P0441(232) intermittently. The vehicle is only driven once in awhile. (A weekend car.) I have used the Modic to run an evap self test and it passes. The fault has logged 3 times. I can hear the purge valve workin... Trouble codes: P0440
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Coolant type VIN: WBAFA53561
We replace the water pump back in July. Customer stated the engive over heated once. He called the local BMW dealer. They told him that if we used the standard green coolant, it ruined all of the seals and gaskets. They said that it requires ONLY, BMW blue. No...
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L battery VIN: WBADT43441
This car came to me after the dealership could not find any problems. Customer states that on occasion the battery is discharged. He also states that he noticed the radiator fan motor was running an hour after he shut off the car. I checked for draws. Customer...
1993 Buick Century Custom 3.3L pwr door locks VIN: 1G4AG53NOP
Intermittant heavy parasitic drain on battery as well as inoperative power door locks, and rear window defogger. When installing new battery noticed a huge spark when connecting terminals. Amperage draw was so large it blew meter's 10 amp fuse. Pulled a number...
1988 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L system VIN: 1G6CD5159J
original problem -- a/c system shuts off and blend doors not working. replaced orifice tube and recharged a/c system. found leak in compressor. after replacing above parts except for bcm and programmer, a/c shuts off after driving. replaced bcm and didn't shut...
1991 Chevrolet LLV Grumman 2.5L Stall VIN: 1GBCS10A0M
Once this vehicle is fully warmed up it will stall when you shift it from park to a driving dear, forward or reverse. I have tried alot of parts as you can see. I have monitored the IAC values on this truck and the IAC does go up when the vehicle is shifted, b...
1999 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCCS19X8X
Get ready to scratch your head. This truck was towed in with a no start problem. Check fuel pressure, spark, and injector pulse. There was no fuel pressure, and 12 volts to the pump. I know the fuel pump was bad the first time when I replaced it, as the pump w...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Hard Start VIN: 1GCEK14V2Y
Greetings fellow technicians, This is a normal duty truck. It starts fine cold, runs well and the owner has just this one complaint. That is, when the vehicle is brought up to operating temperature, then shut off, it has a very long, drawn out crank and exhib...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2GCEC19V3Y
I have a Sivlerado with a 4" lift and 265/75r16 tires. The owner says his mpg has dropped from 21 to 13 since towing a boat down from northern California. The truck runs great and seems to have good power. The trany is not slipping. There are no codes. Specs f...
2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 5.7L Pedal height VIN: 1G1YY12S92
This Vette suffers from a decreasing height of brake pedal over approximately a 2 week period. Dealer has attempted repair, but had less success and made less headway than we have made. We have verified lower pedal height and slightly spongy pedal and replaced...
1990 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L Blower Motor VIN: 1C3XY66R6L
Help is requested,, A student has one of these cars in the shop and the Blower Motor runs on high speed at all times as long as the key is in the "on" position. It does not matter if the HVAC system is on or not. I sent him tracking down the Blower motor resis...
1996 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Lean Condition VIN: 4C3AU42NXT
Hey guys, I got one thats making me pull my hair out. This vehicle came to me with a random miss fire code. As I scanned the system I noticed that both LT banks were running about 20%. So I turned on the smoke machine and found the EGR leaking. Then I hooked u... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Missfire)
1999 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GP54L4X
The car was brought to us after going to many othere places including the dealers. Trouble codes: 134 (upstream 02 sensor stay centered)
1992 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B7FL23X2N
When it is cold outside, about 34 degrees and lower, truck will start fine, but as soon as you take off it sputters, feels like it is misfiring, sluggish. Did a complete tune-up including coil, no change. Scan test showed nothing out of ordinary. When truck ge...
1995 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L code 41 VIN: 1B3EJ56H1S
HI everyone looking for a little help on this FINE Dodge vehicle. This car will occasionaly set a code 41 at start up. If you drive a little and turn it off and restart it will work fine. It will only set the code when you first start it in the morning, even i...
1999 Dodge Caravan 3.0L low power VIN: 2B4FP2534X
I can't believe it. Back to back headaches. Customer brought vehicle in complaining of low power, and boy he wasn't kidding. This van has a dstibutor but it is fixed but you can still look at timing marks. It's about 10-15 degrees ATDC at idle and 10 BTDC at 2...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 3B7XF26781
vechicle hesitates and stumbles
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on
car has inter. mil on. throw out code o441, evap performance. replaced solenoid with new one inspected all lines for kinks and restrictions. all good. anyone got a good clue as to where to go next. Trouble codes: 0441 (evap performance)
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3D7KU28C04
HELP! Don't know what to do. This vehicle had the ECU replaced. A tech in a different location 'fried' the ECU. Couldn't explain to me how this happened. They replaced the ECU, I received the vehicle. Received the vehicle, with all kinds of MIL lamps on and ab...
1988 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTJE34HXJ
customer dropped off for no power and misfire road tested noticed no power and missing at high rpm [above 3000 rpm] got into shop and saw coil corroded and plug wires bad replaced both items.road test same thing. ck for codes recieved code for tps out of range...
1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2FTEF14N9K
Hi all.This truck came in with a very bad surge at idle(enough to cause stalling).Switching fuel tanks had no effect.A vacuum leak test was performed,No leaks.Battery connections and grounds at rad support repaired and cleaned as necessary.Scanned for codes, r... Trouble codes: 63 (TPS Below self test minimum)
1991 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDEE147MH
this van on a cold start up,will take a long while to start and often has to have starting fluid used to get it to run,after starting it runs as though it is getting very little gas and the check engine light stays on, a comp. scan will show "no data" it will ...
1993 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Overdrive circuit VIN: 1FTJE34M4N
This customer was referred to us by another shop. Just had a rebuilt transnmission installed. We checked the harness and wireing at the valve body plug. Seems to be correct, we have been changing a lot of them lately, as the valve bodys are being changed and t...
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)
1994 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L No low gear in overdrive range VIN: 1FTHX26H9K
This transmission was given to me out of the vehicle and a friend coerced me into rebuilding it for him. I do have some experience rebuilding transmissions but would not consider myself a knowledgable rebuilder. After overhaul the trans won't shift into first ...
1996 Ford Escort 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FA5P15J8T
The code po402 excessive egr flow. after replacing the dfpe twice the code came back. I checked volts at the pcm sig and imediately got 2.53 volts koeo. It does look like it will go down to the desired volts of .5 at idle but only after a long time. When I app... Trouble codes: 402 (excessive egr flow)
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTDX1766W
hello gentz from Texas, i have this trk that came in barely running. first thought was fuel filter, no change, took fuel press reading it was 30psi but would drop to 20psi just idleing. so we replace the fuel pump and cleaned the maf sensor w/brk clnr. the trk... Trouble codes: P0174, P1100
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L 4wd VIN: 1FMYU24E2W
Wifes truck bought used a year ago-no problems. With out using 4 Wheel Drive lights in dash came on flashing. Front axle seems to kick in in 4wd but not transfer case. My scanner can`t p/u codes for this, maybe flashing (a week ago) a 3 and 5 flashes?
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
i gang,this explorer turns on the ck.eng lite the next day after plugs/wires done.=Rechecked/replaced #3 plug,lite came on 2days later. Then did intake gaskets+ veh. didn't return for 4-5 days.==This code is alway's cyl#3 misfire. I've only experianced the act... Trouble codes: P0303
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FBSS3IL5X
School Van has had oil and tire changes and that's about it. Came in with complaint of stumbling especially on hills. Also told me that Amp guage moved a lot. I have never seen it on this van this week, but that might have been due to original battery croaking...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTSF31S8Y
Hello, We have a good one. Customer brought in 2000 ford super duty f-350 5-speed manual with surge(hesatation)on take off verified problem scaned with NGS found codes PO503 intermitten vss signal.Found that once the truck begins to roll the vss signal shows o...
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'...
1996 Geo Metro LSi 1.3L bucking VIN: 2C1MR5294T
Just moved to an independent after years as a line tech. I agreed to swap trans as vehicle was hanging in bay. Engine was swapped by another tech several hundred miles ago and ran OK. Vehicle returned to me with cracked flexplate, customer supplied transmissio... Trouble codes: P0505 (Isc)
1989 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Engine VIN: 1HGCA5540K
We are replacing the engine only in this car. The question is should we remove the engine and transmission as a unit or just remove the engine? Which is easier and faster? Itís a manual transmission.
1992 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L Mechanical
As a mater of fact they will not even test it. Car smokes so bad the test station will not let it in. LOL. I know I should just replace with a used or new unit but this is a friend of mine with no money (as usual). I have read somewhere about a chemical you ca...
1999 Hyundai Elantra GL 2.0L Camshaft Sprocket VIN: KMHJF25F4X
Hi everyone, This is a "Has anyone else ever seen this before" post. The fix is obvious...but the root cause??? This elantra in for an oil change. Noted abnormal thump and squeek noises from timing cover. Did not have a timing belt replacement sticker. I fig...
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRDR09Y61
customer returned with check engine light on. retrieved new codes of p0172,p0174 customer obviously feels it my fault but i have driven the car and it shows fuel trims of 33.1 on the long term on both banks. have cleared and redrove car, you can watch it come ... Trouble codes: P0172 (bank 1 indicates lean), P0174 (bank 2 indicates lean)
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1J4FX58S2R
This transmission will start in 3rd unless we pull shifter down to 1st. We then get 1st gear. If we drive and shift up manually, it never shifts into 2nd, but will go from 1st to 3rd. When we stop, it stays in 3rd until I manually pull it down to 1st. Any help...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM86S4Y
hello and thanks for any help given, this lincoln came from dealer, where they said intake gaskets were leaking. we checked by spraying carb cleaner around intake gaskets and agreed with the dealer. we replaced both upper and lower intake gaskets and there is ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L No Start, Won't shut off. VIN: WDBEB28D0N
The fuel shut off arm on the injection pump is stiff at the shut off end. Servo will not move it enough to shut off with key, also will not move back to run position for restart. Runs and works ok if moved manually. I was hoping one of you diesel experts may h...
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.
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Low coolant lamp VIN: WDBHA22EOT
The low coolant light started coming on intermittently in this car and is now on all the time. The reservoir is not low on coolant and disconnecting the sensor does not make it go off. I even replaced the sensor even though I was pretty sure it wouldn't fix it...
1999 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L caliper VIN: 4M2XV11T7X
Customer brought vehicle in for brake noise, pulling and lots of heat from front driver wheel. Did a brake inspection and noted that it needed brakes all the way around. Used quality parts and still have problem. Replaced brake caliper and problem still there....
1972 Nissan 240Z 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: HL530-7904
This is a nice antique car a good customer has that no one else in town will work on. The car fouled the rear 3 spark plugs because the rear carb float was sticking. The engine has a split intake with 3 cylinders per carb. The front carb was running lean. I to...
1986 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CZ14S9G
no start, no codes. starts with mass air unplugged runs very good but won't rev up over 2000 RPM. engine stalls when mass air is unplugged. fuel pressure is good. timing is good.
1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Long crank time VIN: JN1CAZ1D95
Need some help on this nissan.Vehicle got towed in because of no start found bad starter(burnt from overcranking)replace starter.Vehicle has a long crank time before it starts.Seem like the spark timing is off at times.It would pop thru the intake.No codes sto...
1998 Nissan Sentra 1.6L rattle top end at idle VIN: 1N4AB41D6V
I replaced chains,guides,gears,lower tensioner and intake sprocket. I keep getting a rattle/clacking noise at idle warm and on throttle release. It goes away when fans cycle on. The noise seems to be around intake camshaft.
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D4Y
The car is running lean at all times, it won't rev up even in neutral, nearly impossible to drive. Suspecting the mass air flow sensor but not sure if the test results (below) are bad. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You, Brady
1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera SL 3.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G3AM51N7K
THIS CAR HAS BEEN A PROBLEM CHILD FOR A WHILE NOW. Car will not start unless you throttle it, then will run okay. As soon as you put it into gear it will die unless you 2 foot it, and keep it at about 1250 rpm. Customer tried to fix it on his own. He cleaned t...
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.8L instrument cluster VIN: 1G3WS52K3W
hello, i've got this olds intrigue that has all kinds of bizzare things going on in the instrument cluster. when the ignition is placed in the on position, running or not, 1) the temperature gauge goes almost all the way to hot (seems to move towards the mid...
2000 Other Asian LD15 6.3L head torque VIN: KMFHB47A9Y
Engine had a coolant leak from one cylinder head, a crack between the valves. I haven't seen an engine like this one, it has six separate heads and the head gaskets comes in two pieces, one for the front three cylinders and one for the rear three cylinders, th...
1993 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L remote door lock VIN: 2G2FV22P6P
i posted this car as a fix thinking i would have no trouble programing the remotes but guess what i was wrong i grounded pin g at the aldl then turned the key on with no response from the locks is their any other procedure or is their trouble with the system t...
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L ABS Warning Light VIN: 1G2WP52K7V
After replacing a leaking steering rack assembly on this 97' Grand Prix with a AC/Delco rebuilt unit, the ABS light came on and off intermittently a couple of times during the road test and now stays on all the time. At first I hadn't adjusted the toe-in when ...
2000 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G2JB1244Y
Greetings, I am hoping to get some leads before I go ripping into this tomorrow.I have a nostart condition on this vehicle. Cranks fine,fuel pressure good,no spark,and injector pulse on cylinders # 2+3 only.I have B+ at all injectors.Also cranking rpm on scan...
2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L Lighting VIN: 1G2NV52E82
Morning Gents, I have this Grand-am that irratically clicks from behind the emergency flasher switch--center of dash. If you press in the emerg. flasher a tad it will quit..but the turn signal refuses to operate then. Is this a common problem? Turn signal or e...
1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L Misfire VIN: WPOAB0964K
Hello group, This car came from another shop who told me the owner and a friend had removed the ignition distributors and replace the belt between the two distributors. The shop could not get the car to run without backfire in the intake. I have repaired many ... Trouble codes: 21 (Air Flow sensor)
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L poor turbo perform VIN: YS3DD55N4X
vehicle has 3/4 turbo boost on gauge when cold after driving 10 miles or more turbo only gets 1/4 boost at best. we tested boost pressure at 8psi. we dont have any specs for normal boost. it sure seems like were not getting enough boost. we also leak tested ai...
2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Auto Climate Control VIN: YS3EF48ZXY
Before the extensive disassembly required to remove the air box on this vehicle, I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with this problem on the 9-5 Saab. We have done several 9-3 cars with air boxes that were sticking internally and had to be replac...

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1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L Harsh Cold Engagement VIN: IG4GD2217S
Much thanks to all of the members who replied; the several responses who suspected modulator problems were right on the money. While checking modulator operation, we found that the vacuum to the modulator was low; eventually the problem was traced to a deterio...
1995 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L a/c compressor VIN: 1GNEC16K6S
Thanks for the help guys, now can you help me find my ass. Recap: Cus.has reminded me that first compressor was not noisy, but was leaking. Cus. came in requesting a/c comp. Gave him a great price since he is a good customer. Couldn't get accumulator loose fro...
1996 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban LS 7.4L transfer case VIN: 3GNGK26J2T
Well Stephens from New Mexico hit it on the head there was a bolt loose in the tranfer case mount. If you looked at it it didn't look as if was moving. I put a wrench on it and it turned about 2 turns. Thanks a million I was getting ready to pull the transfer ...
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Drivers power window VIN: 1GNEL19W1Y
Thanks guys, the window motor was the fix.Got 13 replies which greatly helped my confidence in selling to the customer. I was hung up on the main circut breaker not opening when the drivers window would not work, not thinking each motor had a circut breaker al...
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 8.1L coolant VIN: 3GNGK26GX1
ok guys, thanks for the help heres what the deal is. coolant doesn't flow thru the intake manifold at all. this truck had a bad head gasket that was leaking coolant into the oil. there was no evidence of coolant in the oil when draining it or looking at the di...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GTHC23132
Hi ladies and gentleman,thank you all very much for infos, after check fuel return as you guys suggest,we found a lot of fuel from engine return line even no fuel pressure built up,call local dealer to inquire the problem,they said the problem is injectors tha...
1990 Chrysler Imperial 3.3L Stall VIN: 1C3XY56R8L
Thanks to all that replied. In the end I took a sbec out of a running vehicle with no vtss and presto, it runs. The two other sbecs I had to try must have been out of vehicles with vtss. From the replies I received, a voltage spike is what causes these sbec's ...
1996 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C3EL45H9T
found defective fuel pump cause lean condition,purchase OE pump which was updated at cost $203.50.now no check engine light on and no lean condition all OBDII completed monitors. thanks for the reply Ronny. Trouble codes: P0171 (system leanupstream).
1997 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L Stall, ccd displayed VIN: 3C3EL55H3U
Vehicle had a defective altenator(regulator) pulling asd wire down causing ccd bus to 'see' problem. By the time I saw car alt was pulling enough current to blow fuse. Thank for all the info on O2 sensor & coil probs may be helpful in future. Thank for the r...
1996 Dodge B1500 5.2L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4HB15Y7K
Many thanks for all the replies in regard to my problem job. It ended up being a bad o2 sensor. It was reading lean causing the sys to try to richen the mixture. After replacing the o2 sensor all was well. Again thanks for all the help. Best regards to such a ... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean o2).
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1BFGP44RXV
yes thank you guys there was a short in the wiring harness out in frnt of the car above the lft axle. Trouble codes: 1495 (leak detection pump solenoid).
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L transfer case VIN: 1B4HS28Z7X
thanks i have not got this truck back in the shop.i sure we will be replacing the t-case with used. if i get some extra time ill pull the old one down and post my findings. thanks for all the help and thanks mike for running the numbers for me.
1990 Ford Festiva L 1.3L No Start VIN: KNJPTO6H6L
thanks to all who helped the fix was a pcm the blue wire going to the module was not sending a signal thanks to all
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM53S2V
Well I let this one go for a while before I posted a fix I did find a computer used I know I toke a gamble but I could not find a way to justfy a new one at 900 dollars used one was 100 I must not have posted my question very well I got a lot of replyes about ... Trouble codes: P0443.
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation VIN: 1FTZF1721X
Alright! problem solved! Thanx to eveyone espically dadario,bigrichry,chrisgo,jmeinen,autogordon,jscj04,edwasmi 7 andjceratt. I went over this thing front to back up and down with a fine tooth comb 6 times. I found no abnormal patterns in ignition, fuel, pcm, ...
1955 GMC truck 307CID Firing Order
I would like to thank all those who responded to my request. Several people mentioned that they do not show a 307 but do show a 302. I was just going by the information that the customer provided. Since all we have is the engine we have to depend on the custom...
1997 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Speed o VIN: 1GKDT13W0V
Well folks I appoligize for the long delay we were waiting to hear from the customer and also awating a computer. I want to thank you for your replies and tell you that we did not fix this vehicle but did discover the cause after replacing the PCM and finding ...
1987 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L rack/pump VIN: 1HGCA548XH
sorry it took so long to post this but we had trouble getting the part and it cost way more than dealer said it was. anyway the car is fixed the speedo gear/ ps valve assembly fixed the problem...thanks to all that wrote me .ps cost of part was 215.00 almost a...
1999 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD1861X
Several techs identified the P1399 as a random misfire code. No codes showed with manual code retrieval. One mentioned problems using platinum plugs. Almost all pointed to valve problems. WE checked the valves and found several tightening beyond the adjuster's... Trouble codes: P1399 (Manufacturer controlled Ignition system or misfire).
1997 Jaguar XJ6 L 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX624XV
Thanks to all who replied, I'll try to summarize what I learned. One member said the voltage on pin #30 would fluctuate and should be measured in Hz. Another said to install a headlamp in place of the O2 sensor heater and see if it would. light up on a cold en... Trouble codes: 1188 (Both ft. [...] open or shorted to ground).
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJDA28C5Y
thanks to all replies, steve from texas wrote take a look at the throttle butterfly these can gum up and cause this problem. I inspected and cleaned butterfly, A Jag tech also suggested same thing. So i felt confident and was ready to deliver car. And it would...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L fuel gauge VIN: 4JGAB54E6W
Thanks again for your time and help. I informed the customer that from the replies I recieved on IATN the problem was most likely in the sending unit but that we would test it after removing it. She would rather live with the gauge working as it is than spend ...
1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass GL 3.1L Unknown VIN: 1G1FUEDGTX
Sorry for the long delay- all the gm techs were correct in telling me about the link lead to the air intake sensor. I cant believe this caused the trans to act up. Thanks again.
2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1GNL12TXYC
The insulators that we had just put on from GM were defective. The mornign after it returned to the shop, I started it up and heard a clicking under the hood. I looked into the valley under the cover and saw them arcing. I replaced the insulators and the coil ...
1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Intermitant limp mode VIN: 1P4GP44R1T
After checking all of my previous work ,installing the speed sensors and driving the vehicle for several days I believe the trans control module would fix this. This van is a sublet from a dealer and the owner does not have the money to fix it at this point.Wh...
1990 Pontiac Grand Am LE 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G2NE54DXL
I want to thank everybody that responded. The general conclusion from all sources I asked is that a cat would fix the car. I am still waiting for the customer to have one put on.
1998 Pontiac Trans Sport Montana 3.4L ABS Module VIN: 1GMDU03E5W
Well Thanks to Dennis from Newfoundland, The problem is fixed.The pass through connecter in the floor behind the driver's seat was all green inside.Repinned it and no more problems.The segments in the radio are just going bad.I want to thank everbody that resp...
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L No Start, Hesitation VIN: 4TAUN41B7S
tryed new dist assm. with coil, no help, ck fuel press. ok, 37 to 44 lb wires instaled, tryed plugs, no help. ck spark and injection pulse when acting up, ok. injection flush, 2 times no help. fuel filter installed. no help. cleaned mass air sen. no help. tr...
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