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1998 BMW 323is 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABF8323W
Hello, techs This car came in w/ check engine light( po335) and hard start complaint. When you crank the engine it starts harsh like the timing belt is couple of teeth off, then it works fine. My explanation: when ECM does not see crank signal, it starts the e... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankshaft position sensor)
2003 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L wiring harness VIN: 4USBT53473
This car was attacked by rat...ate up the engine wiring harness where it enters firewall and goes under carpet... problem is removing the carpet..its a molded hardened type where one has to removes both consoles, seats, and miscellenia...problem is that I STI...
1990 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HR54CXL
vehicle came in with a stalling problem and a code 42. our shop computer with mitchell on it is down and i do not have the book for this year or anything close to it. we have seen this problem before and it was always either the ecm or the ignition control mod... Trouble codes: 42 (est bypass fail)
1996 Buick Regal Custom 3.1L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2G4WB52M5T
car came in for a hesitation,surge, & jerking under acceleration, fuel pressure was dead on, volume was good, no excessive backpressure, when problem occurs the upstream O2 sensor voltage is 4 mv, problem occurs only when gas pedal is depressed more than 30%, ... Trouble codes: N0NE
1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L MIL Light Code 91 VIN: 1G6KD52B6R
This vehicle arrived with a code 91, defective or mis adjusted transmission lever postion switch. We tested it thoroughly via GM flow charts, the detailed 1 and 0 tests, repeatedly, and it passed. We replaced the switch, checked the alignment impeccably, went ...
1996 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Traction control VIN: 1G6KY5291T
Track Light on, Customer symptom shudder/pulsation in steering on turns. Codes P1644 (Delivered Troque Output Circuit) 73 (EBTCM TCS Internal Fault) I have limited information from All data and info from Mitchell is inconclusive. Any common failures related to...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Blower motor VIN: 1G6KD54Y8V
We check voltages at blower motor according to my shop key information I should have 9 volts at terminal B with the fan in the low speed position I have 2.8 volts and in the hight position I have .5 volts. It says replace the ACM if voltages are incorrect. We ...
1995 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, VIN: 1GCCT19W6T
Has set random missfire code several times over the course of 3 months of driving.(owner has cleared each time) Not acting up for us.We checked timing and found cam retard was at negative 10 degrees and according to our info it should be at 0 degrees.Truck run... Trouble codes: P0300
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Dist VIN: 1GNCS13W3T
Hi, This is a simple one, but I am limited on my tech info. I searched the archives, but no specifics related to finding TDC on these. I tried to line up the left most line on the Crank pulley and point rotor to #1. I read that these Vortec CSFI engines are no...
1998 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L ABS System VIN: 3GNEK18R8W
This vehicle came in with customer complaint of ABS operating at slow speeds.Test drive indicates ABS system definitely comes on during last few feet of normal stop.No codes stored,checked all speed sensors output with both Tech1 and DVOM,all appear to be norm...
2000 Chevrolet C3500 7.4L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1GBKC34JXY
HiIATN, I need your help once again. I have this Verizon fleet truck in my shop. Problem was that every so often truck would die and not restart, brought in on a hook and presto-vehicle would start everytime. Finally truck died the other day and found no fuel ...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L abs system VIN: 1GCHC24U63
any information requested on code c0550, turns out there is no information available to me on this code and i need to test it for the warrenty company. any response thst is accurate would be of help.
2000 Daewoo Lanos SX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KLATC5265Y
code keeps coming back replaced plugs and wires is there any tsb on this
1987 Dodge Caravan SE 3.0L engine VIN: 2B4FK4135H
Hi All Thanks for taking a minute to look at this. What I have is a 87 caravan, 3.0l what happens is at idle it runs rough and when you give it gas it stumbles. System is lean 7% o2 at tail pipe, add propane idle comes up o2 drops to .2%. cat is working over ...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L wipers VIN: 1B4GP54L3T
no wipers. can hit washer and will wipe. has new motor and switch. pin 7 on bcm black connector supposed to have 5 volts ref. but has less than 1 volt. have checked all powers and grounds to bcm and they are ok. have sent bcm off 2 times to be checked and am t...
1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GL22XXW
Hello all, and thanks in advance. I work at a ford dealer so bear with me. One of the ladies in the office owns this truck. mil light on with code p0443. Where do i start? do these trucks have many problems with the purge valve? I measured the resistance of th... Trouble codes: P0443
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L convertor VIN: 3B7HC13ZOW
Customer brought said od light comes on and then temp light only after been drove 15miles or more. I verified that also. The od light will come on then when temp hits 288 it turns on the light. I scanned using the genysis and it dont show alot of pids, i notic...
1993 Eagle Summit LX 2.4L pluse gen a VIN: JE3CB50GXP
hello this car has a fresh trans and reman tcm. after driving for 10 miles it will down shift to 3rd gear while watching data on snap on scan tool pluse gen a will go to 0 pluse gen b will be rock solid at 2660 the a signal will return to 2688 and back to 0 a...
1992 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR14A8N
this truck is driving my tech crazy. it will pulse the rear coil but not the front one. the crank sensor pulse is ok nice square pattern. with a safe test light the tan wires on the rear coil will pulse the light but not on the front one. he has ohmed and test...
1993 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Excessive Emissions, no EGR operation VIN: 1FTHF25H0P
Hi Fellow Techs, Got one here with high NOX readings. Teed a vacuum gauge to the EGR hose, test drove- no vacuum supplied to open valve. Hooked up Smithtronics EGR tester and energize the solenoid- vacuum flows, EVP volts go high, engine stalls out from valve... Trouble codes: 327 (EVP sensor below .29 volts), 328 (EVP voltage did not go high enough when commanded by PCM)
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on, posessed (lol) VIN: 1FALP62W8R
when vehicle got to me it had the 3 codes listed above and had no spark on cylinders 5&8. i checked ALL input and ouput signals, all ok. replaced coil packs and have spark on all 8 now. still don't f'in run. egr code cause by bad DPFE sensor,not related to no ...
1997 Ford Escort 2.0L Speedometer VIN: 1FAFP13P8W
Car came in with NO speedo, code P0500. Followed the diagnostic tree and found that pins 58 and 76 had continuity. Pin 76 is for the cam sensor! I had previously OHMED out the wiring in pieces (so to speak) by disconnecting the harness at the connector joints....
1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 36WR132458
one of my techs. has one here, not too familiar with. alldata does not have alot of info. we believe we have verified correct timing, and tone wheel looks good. tsb says to check vct hollow oil feed bolt being plugged. what bolt? this problem was occuring befo... Trouble codes: P1383 (vct over retarded)
1999 Ford Escort LX 2.0L over drive & 2 nd VIN: 1FAFP0XW28
This is for a fellow Mecahanic.Its his daughter car.Her boy friend installed a New CD player & blew several fuses.Never did get the CD to work,but now trans will start of in 1st stay there till 3000 rpm thin shift to 3rd.It bypasses 2nd. It shifts into 4th abo...
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1HGCG3277W
The vehicle had valves adjusted, spark plugs replaced as part of service. Clear codes and performed compression test and leak down test. PGM tester was plugged, no problems with EGR. Scope pattern is very erratic like the car is running lean, but I can fine th... Trouble codes: P0303
1997 Hyundai Accent GS 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHVD34N5V
I need some help from any Hyundai techs. Car came in with MIL on.(customer not concerned about trans only having 1 and 3). Pulled codes, code P1624 was what turned the light on. MOD dose not list this code and my scanner says it's manufacturer. specific with n... Trouble codes: P1624 (Unknown), P0722 (Output speed sens), P0707 (Trans range sensor)
1990 Isuzu Amigo S 2.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JAACR01E9L
Hello all, I have this 1990 Trooper in the shop for a high idle when cold, then when it warms up, it won't idle at all. The customer has already replaced the IAC, ign. coil, and I believe he said a tune up was performed. In any case, I cannot establish commun...
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1J4GZ58SOS
someone please help. i have a 95 grand cherokee that on a quick accel. it will stumble and pop through the intake. i have checked the tps,fuel press.and even changed the dist. with a known good one. it acts like an ignition problem but cannot pinpoint. i did f...
1995 Land Rover Range Rover County Classic 3.9L BeCM won't sleep VIN: SALPV124XS
We have a parasetic draw over 400ma, have lost operation of sun roof and radio, dash and console illumination lights flicker on and off quickly and parking lights come on all by themselves. There's more to this, but the timer times me out before I can get it ...
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Timing Gears? VIN: JT8UF11E9M
Vehicle came in with very low power, much like clogged exhaust. That was not the problem. Since the vacuum was very low, we suspected a timing belt/system problem. Took the covers off, and it does have a healthy sized but aged belt. When the crankshaft gear is...
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L rear axle/transfer case VIN: 5LMPU28L6W
1998 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L overheats VIN: 1YVGF22D8W
Vehicles temp guage reads high, vehicle eventually overheats and pushes coolant out of the overflow bottle. Read related repair history, has had a new t-stat, coolant bottle, pressure cap, timing belt, and a new water pump. The vehicles temp guage will peg o...
1999 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start VIN: JMINB3538X
Hi Techs. I have this 1999 mazda Miata come in for timing belt change and it really turn in to a nightmare. Water pump and timing changed but car will not start, I can hear back fire through intake and exhaust. good spark and fuel, computer has code number P13... Trouble codes: P1345 (Cam sensor relate problem)
1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Flooding VIN: WDBCA35EXM
Greetings to all ! This very clean , only driven in town 420 SEL has been a pain. Started out as a simple valve stem seal replacement job... After replacing seals , the engine had a misfire on cylinder #2. Ignition system worked fine , plugs dirty , replaced p...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 600SL 6.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBFA76E3P
Right bank shuts off intermittantly. the only code that returns consistantly is 07 in D.M. snapping the throttle while the car is in park will sometimes cause the right bank to turn on and run normally until the right bank shuts off. The engine has an erratic ... Trouble codes: 007 (ignition system DI1)
1999 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L converter VIN: 4M2ZU55P6X
hey all could use a little help on where to start on this one. converter stays on at all times, will kill in gear except manual low and then i must feather throttle to keep running. no codes, will shift all gears on road test with no problem once you get movi...
1992 Nissan 240SX 2.4L steering rack VIN: JN1MS36S2N
Hi. This 240 has a shudder between 60-90 km/h, especially bad at 80. The car tracks straight, but the steering wheel feels as though a tire has separated. Tires are in good shape, dynamically balanced Mich x-1's. Rims are straight, alignment in spec, sway bar ...
1995 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L Light Motor VIN: 2G2FV22PXS
when you turn the head lights on they flip up and on ok, when you turn them off they go down fine but the left motor grinds for about [...], other than that every thing works fine has an after markert alarm system on it, and now when I unlock or lock my car...
1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GZHX52K8V
I am stuck and looking for help this system is fairly simple. I have good flow from the exhaust and I do not have excesive backpressure at the egr. The engine vacumm is good at the egr valve. The valve can be commanded open with the tech2 and does affect engin... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insufficant flow for EGR)
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WJ52J3Y
lite comes on after short drive , scan tool says low voltage to vent solenoid and we can't activate solenoid .with scan tool , but has full voltage when key on. Must be bad grounding circuit . Any one have a wireing diagram for this vehicle ?
1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOAA2999T
The problem I am having with this beast involves idle quality and eng lamp illumination due to misfire codes that are emissions related (cat damage). The codes will only set if the vehicle is driven. And upon the test drive a misfire is not evident, until you ... Trouble codes: 62 (Misfire random), 50 (cyl 1 misfire), 51 (cyl 2 misfire), 52, 53 (cyl 3 and 4), 54 (cyl 5 misfire), 55 (cyl 6 misfire)
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L poor cold start VIN: WPOCA2988W
This car arrived with MIL light illuminated and complaint of poor cold starting (engine starts, but stalls 2-3 times and has low and rough idle). 2 stored fault codes, one for pre-cat o2 sensor 4-6 cylinder bank and one for aux. air injection. A known common p...
2002 Saturn LW300 3.0L cooling VIN: 1G8JW84R42
car drove in with overheat,coolant recovery tank full of milky liquid,OE required dex-coolant,check oil cap and oil measure stick and found no coolant residue,motor oil full and clean. customer didn't add any foreign substance into coolant,remove thermostat an...
2002 Subaru Forester S 2.5L MIL Lamp on, stumble/stutter VIN: JF1SF65652
Hello. I'm working on a 2002 Forester that has an intermittent problem. About every 50 to 75 miles, the MIL will come on and store a code P0172 - (Fuel trim malfunction, A/F too rich). Also intermittently, the vehicle will stumble for about 1 - 2 seconds betwe... Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel trim malfunction - A/F too rich)
1986 Toyota Corolla LE 1.6L Stall VIN: JT2AE83EOG
vehicle starts and runs until choke starts to open, then stalls. I've sprayed fuel into the carb. to make it idle. I don't remember much about this old carb. any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L No Start VIN: 4TAVN13D9R
Truck will crank normally, with no injector pulse. We do see a pulse randomly at a noid light, and it will fire briefly. We can hook up a battery charger and the truck will start and run fine until shut down. new and known good ecm, igniter,and efi relay have ...
1995 Volkswagen EuroVan Camper 2.4L Timing Belt VIN: WV2KG0703S
Hi Group This nightmare just won't go away. I am having trouble with the timing belt adjustment. It is supposed to be adjusted by the waterpump mounting bolts, but I have it backed all the way off and it seams too tight. I am using a 074-109-119R belt. If I u...
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV15W61N11
Hello Volvo Folks: We had to replace the PCV box on above vehicle for the now familiar squeeling PCV valve. Job went smoothly, but the air leak code keeps coming back. Idle is normal. Our tests indicate the ecm is adding fuel off idle, especially on slight ac...

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1998 Audi A4 Avant 1.8L Three MIL lights VIN: WAUBB28DXW
Out of the replies received, most indicated that a defective ABS controller would take the CAN network out and not supply any data to the scan tool (In my instance, a Snap On Modis). They were exactly right. We replaced the ABS controller (for $2k-ouch) and no...
2000 Audi A4 1.8L air bag VIN: WAUDC68D2Y
The car is still not fixed we tried some of the suggestions but we could not come to a final solutions. we beleive that the problem is in the wires or the conector under the seat. Thanks to all that replied.
1986 BMW 735i 3.5L no reverse or neutral VIN: WBAFH840XG
once again you have come to the rescue. 2 replies were electronic in nature. circuit board and transmission controller. no cigar on these, although they were real possibilities. the real problem was dealt with by the other three replies. the forward clutches h...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ832XW
Thanks to all who replied. after about an hour of inspection we found the throttle body gasket was the cause. With all of the replies we also replaced the intake and the pcv plate as well, reset the adaptation test drove with much better numbers at idle. Thank... Trouble codes: 27 (Additive mixture adaptation idle bank2 control limit reached), 35 (testing and results).
1987 Buick Electra Park Avenue 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G4CW5131H
Well leave it to the customer we found out the hard way that the harmonic balancer was from a buick lasaber. When we removed the original balancer there was only one tone ring. We went by the vin for the replacement part and got a balancer with two tone rings....
1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L oil in the radiator VIN: W06VR5456V
I would like to thank everyone that replied. unfurtunally the customer did not want to pay for us to confirm that the oil cooler was leaking. but i would like to say it was very usefull knowleddge from every one that replied. thanks.
1972 Chevrolet K10 5.7L Lacks power
I received many replies to my question, most sugested checking things that i stated I had already checked. two sugested an ignition coil, a new coil did not help. I still could not find any problems with the engine and decided to time it by ear and it runs gre...
1995 Chevrolet G20 Chevy Van 5.7L speedometer VIN: 1GBEG25K1S
Thanks for the help Several mentioned the ignition switch as a possible problem. After going through the wiring there was a connector under the battery that should have been beside the battery. The connector had the power wire going to the transmission and w...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2GCEK19T9X
Thanks to all who responded to our plee. We were reluctant to just replace the intake gaskets on the one without confirming the leak was there at all. We were advised by the customer that the dealer was sure it was the intake manifold (craked on the inside). S...
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 3GNFK16T0Y
Hi Fellas, Thanks to ALL for the help. It was the Fuel Pump. The Wire in the module was melted and shorting to another. Thanks Again, Paul
1995 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Surge VIN: 1B7KF26CXS
thanks for all the help.i set the low idle screw at 900 rpm in neutral, witch was about 600 rpm in gear,and the problem went away. i also found a tech bulitin #18-07-98 addressing some of the problems i was having. thanks again for your help. warren
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 3.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: PB6HB11X9X
Thank you all for your assistance. Sorry for the delay! Upon cylinder leak down test found some bad valve seatings. Removed heads and found both haeds crack between valves. Between cyl # 4&6 and also in cyl # 1 and 5. Sending it out on a good test drive no run... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire Cyl 1), P0304 (Misfire Cyl 4).
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L steering wheel VIN: 3D7KU28C83
sorry i'm late posting this. thank you for all your replies. i have already done most of the thing you suggested with the exception of front shocks and a dual steering dampner.the customer has had the truck and i have not been able to reach him to get him back...
1989 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L Collum Ground VIN: 1FTHX25K6K
I've 'fixed' this vehicle, I installed an aftermarket cruise system! Thanks for all the help, here's what I've done. As per suggested I ran an extra ground. Even with a good ground the cruise wouldn't work. Probible bad servo. I could not find any grounging at...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L abs light VIN: 1FTCR10A0R
Well finally truck is fixed, i want to thank to all who tkake their time to answer Daniel from Washington; Curt from Ontario; Mike from Florida; Jose from British Columbia and specially to Tim from California and Jeff from New York, who put me in the right dir...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L brake pedal VIN: 1FBJS31L7V
well I finally figured it out, thanx for the inputs. I finally got a code out of it,RT ft wheel open,Ohmed the sensor and it was bad. Replaced sensor,ABS light stayed out but still ABS kicked in at slow speeds. Watched data and one time seen left front wheel s...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Heater VIN: 1FAFP52UTW
Well, this has been quite the experience. First off, I would like to thank all that offered help. I did learn a lot. I removed the water pump to inspect it. There was slight erosion on the impeller. Not enough though to affect the operation. I did use CLR ...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTNX20L4X
Thank you to all who responded to this one, the final fix was the ECM, after posting I went back and double checked all grounds, and power to ECM. on the advice of fellow members I sent the truck to the dealer for a warranty on the ECM which they did cover, su...
2001 GMC Sonoma SL 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTCS14591
Sonoma was repaired with an new fcs. After replacement specs were 58hz. and an alc. content of 9% which is consistant ith our ethonal blend found here in IOWA. Thanks to all who responded below is there replies. Date: 10/20/2004 18:00:59 Probably, but firs... Trouble codes: P0178 (FLEX FUEL SENSOR OUTPUT LOW Hard Fault), P0179.
1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L running lights VIN: 2HGEJ1223S
sorry for the delay and thanks for all the replies,but the customer has not returned with the vehicle to checkmore suggestions,they picked it up and havent been back.
1996 Kia Sportage 2.0L will not run monitor VIN: KNDJA7231T
I had several helpful suggestions, mostly related to the necessity of coolant temp being at least 195 deg F in order to run monitors, and that the temp start out from a 'cold' level, computer must see a cold start. I made 6 attempts to run any monitors by runn...
1996 Kia Sportage 2.0L Moniters VIN: KNDJB7236T
Thanks For replys! After I posted request for help I recieved a reply that another IATN member was having same problem with another 96 sportage! Then a few days later RAY AHRENS posted the same problem on yet another 96 Sportage!! Ray and other IATN memb...
1989 Mazda 323 1.6L No Start VIN: JM1BF2225K
First of all I want to thank everybody that replied, wolfgang and michael you were both close with dist. rotor and sal ect I rechecked but it was ok., OK now for the record there is a dent in the desk from me beating my head on the desk. I did get a new ecm ...
1990 Mazda 626 2.2L No Start
Thank you to all replies, they were great & instrumental in this fix; scoped ignition signal, there was no signal from distributor; as every one replied on reman dist. being faulty you were correct. I waited 4 days to recieve warranty distributor,replaced & dr...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Idles too high VIN: WDB1070451
Hello, I want to thank all of you that contributed your time, especially Brian [...] who supplied schematics. The power from the over voltage relay was not reaching idle control unit. Found a connector near the fuse / relay panel in the right kick panel that ...
1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 5.0L aod transmission VIN: 2MECM75F5M
A sincere THANK YOU to all who sent responses to the AOD trans problem. The majority of respondents were correct in their assesment of the direct clutch failure. Car is repaired and happily motoring on.
1990 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L no turbo boost VIN: JN1CZ24A2L
Well thanks to all the replies, I told you I didn't know anything about turbos. I was told where to find the boost sensor for the guage and then i looked the wiring under a 91 instaed of a 90 and woo there it was so I tested and found a blown fuse for the boos...
1998 Nissan Sentra 1.6L rattle top end at idle VIN: 1N4AB41D6V
First, I must say that this vehicle actually had more than one problem. Originally, the majority of the noise was chain noise. It had been to the dealer, where the tensioner was replaced. They just told the customer that it needed a new engine...period. Th...
1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L power sliding door VIN: 1GHDX03E3X
Good news group...i checked with my local olds /gm dealer about a service recall there were 3 recalls on this problem..they replaced the power module part #[...] and door is working like new ! and best of all no charge! Can't get much better than that. We o...
1994 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L dome lights VIN: 1G2NE15M6R
Sorry for the delay. We finally figued out that the door switches were telling the chime module that the doors are always open. the customer had us disconnect the latch switches. Thanks
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Starting VIN: 1G2WP5219V
Thanks to all who replied to my request...As it turns out, I looked over the factory amp...It was part of the radio circuit, and i crossed it off the list, thinking that i had unplugged it, but really haden't. It was a dumb error on my part, but lucky for me, ...
2000 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Cuts out VIN: 4S3BH6869Y
Thanks to those who took their valuable time to send a response. The car never did act up for me so I had to put it back together and give it to the customer. She's been driving it for a week now and it hasn't acted up for her either. Gordon from British Colum...
2002 Subaru Outback VDC 3.0L timing chain VIN: 4S3BH89662
Thanks for all the replies. It was everyones concensus that one or both of the tensioners where bad. To test, we made sure the vehicle was topped up with oil. Then we let the vehicle sit outside overnight. We then started the vehicle in the morning when cold...
1995 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Engine oiling VIN: 4T1GB10E4S
I removed the oil pan today and found very little sludge in the pan or oil pickup. I removed the cap and spring from the pressure relief valve and found a lot of sludge in it, and the relief valve was stuck. I cleaned out the port and stuck it back together. N...
1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L fuel gauge VIN: JT3HP10V3X
I would first like to thank the four that have replied: Michael [...]. Yes there are two senders. I had called and contacted the client and she had said that at 300 miles the low fuel light did come on and the...
1992 Volvo 740 2.3L Lighting VIN: YV1F58815N
Many of you mentioned that I need to make sure all the bulbs are nickel and are the same make and wattage. I followed through on this. Replies came to check the grounds, check for melted bulb holders, replace connectors, clean connections and sockets, remove b...
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