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1985 BMW 635CSi 3.5L No Start VIN: WBAEC7404F
Hey guys, I'm getting my butt kicked by three problem childs. I hope someone can help me. I have this BMW and it has an intermittent no start. It does have ignition spark, fuel pressure, and good AC voltage from the engine speed sensor and reference point pick...
1991 BMW 850i 5.0L battery VIN: WBAEG22040
Hi all, This vehicle has a battery drain of 300 mA, it seems if fuse 43 located in the luggage compartment is removed the drain is no longer present. I have located a control unit under the LH side of the dash (1 of 3) which appears to be energising a relay in...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Unknown VIN: WBABN334X1
Need some help on this 2001 BMW 325i. It makes a strange whistling sound upon accel. Hope you BMW Guru's have seen (heard) and fixed this before!!!
1988 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G4HP54C4J
The vehicle came in as a no start. Checked injector pulse,no pulse, pulled a plug wire to see if there is spark. Sparked once and then vehicle started and ran. Drove and it died Same symptoms,everytime you go to check spark it will spark then run. The vehic...
1999 Cadillac Catera 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: W06VR54R0X
Vehicle came in for MIL light being on. Found codes 171 and 174 (Fuel system lean bank 1 and 2). Engine runs good, no driveability complaints. Did fuel injection service, no vacuum leaks, air injection working properly, fuel pressure was at 45psi specs was 40 ... Trouble codes: 171 (System too lean bank 1), 174 (system too lean bank 2)
1988 Chevrolet G30 Hi-Cube 5.7L rear brakes VIN: 2GBHG31K7J
This bus came to us in may of 2004 with the complaint of loss of brake fluid and brake pedal fading to floor. We replaced the master cyl and did front and rear brakes turning drums and rotors but did not replace wheel cyls at that time. Vehicle came back in Ju...
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W3S
Vehicle has intermitten no start. When vehicle won't start, I do not have injector pulses. Every time vehicle won't start, check for codes, has code P1351, can clear code and vehicle will then start. Followed trouble shooting chart for P1351, said to replace i... Trouble codes: P1351 (EST Output High or Pulses Detected when open.)
1996 Chevrolet C1500 4.3L very long crank time VIN: 1GCEC14WOT
truck started and ran fine from parking lot to shop customers complaint long cranking times in morning. i started truck several times with no problem. after installin pressure guage at fuel filter fuel pressure of course dropped to 0 while cranking engine afte...
1996 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 6.5L tcc lockup VIN: 1GCHK39F5T
This 4L80-E comes in and out of lock up whenever it likes - but it has to be driven up above 70MPH before it acts up, any slower speeds it's ok. Trans shop brought it in couple of weeks ago with new trans and EPC was not working after, the PCM was burnt up. Re...
1998 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 7.4L F/P runs w/key off VIN: 1GCGK29J7W
I have looked in the archives,and in Mitchell for TSB's and for normal operation of the fuel pump on this vehicle and didn't find anything.This MAY actually be NORMAL operation on this vehicle but I do not remember ever having another do the same thing ??!! Wh...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEC19VX1
Vehicle acted up & died on highway for customer. Towed in. Could get to run with throttle open (severe miss mostly on 7 & 8)but will not idle. pulled plugs had bosh double plat that were fouled also had bad wire on #3. replaced plugs @ wires still has same pro...
2004 Chevrolet COLORADO 3.5L sir light coming on VIN: 1GCDT13634
Hello techs, A good customer of mine purchased a new drivers seat and asked if i would install it. The seat is a Recaro and the mounting bracket/set track was custom made by speedware motor sports. The problem i'm having is that the OE seat has a SIR sensor on...
1995 Chrysler Concorde 3.3L ABS operation VIN: 2C3HD56T1S
Hello techs, this vehicle came in with a random misfire complaint. This car by the way has an OBD I system, there were no codes. We replaced the #3 plug wire and the coil pack because of the condition of the coil tower. This took care of the miss. we also repl...
1996 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3EJ56H9T
this vehical fuel pressure is perfect spark is good at the right time my problem is flooding all pids look good except injector pluse width it is 55.35 if i disconnect coolent temp sensor the fixed temp is 115 and pluse width drops to 14.11 then when cranking ...
1997 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1C4GT64L7V
This Town and Country Van With a 3.8 L V-6 will Bump or Miss fire very intermittently or When pulling up to stop sign will stall. This only Happens between 61 to 87 degrees C. Have scanned and graphed pcm sensors including crank, cam,cts,map,tps,open /closed l...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B4GP44ROT
Mitchell is of NO help with this problem. came in on hook no start, P0340 Cam Sensor Malfunction (replaced it) checked Crank Sensor Ohm-ed bad & replaced it. checked voltage on green / orange wire @ coil during cranking 10.5 volts this was to check auto shutdo... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Sensor Malfunction)
1996 Dodge B2500 5.9L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B5WB3528T
i have this church van missing real bad on #1 cylinder #computerhis will also show multiple cylinder miss fire replaced all tune up parts which needed it bad van still missing bad replaced injector engine analysis shows spark ok it gets preety bad once it warm... Trouble codes: P0301
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Cuts out VIN: 1B7KC2361W
to all you great techs and soon to be great techs, another diesel problem. this cummins has a code 121. at cruise idle switch goes to off and apps goes to 0. truck continues to run at idle only and crank and cam signals good. if you let off the throttle or flo... Trouble codes: 121 (apps does not match idle)
1997 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L Valve guide or Oil Rings VIN: 1B7GG26Y6V
This is a car lot truck! When he took it in on trade in, it had a dead miss. When I first checked the truck it did not smoke at all, but I only ran it for a few minutes! I did a compression test of all cylinders. #7 cyl. had 0 compresion, all the other cyl wer...
1998 Dodge Neon R/T 2.0L dash cluster and day time running lights VIN: 1B3ES47C5W
Thanks in advance for any help you can give. Customer has replaced gauge fuse 5 times in last couple weeks. Customer says it blows more while cruising down highway. I haven't been able to get fuse to blow in shop. See in fixed archives that these neons have in...
1999 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP5467X
Good Day We have a van here that runs fine but continues to display a check engine lamp. The code is FD undocumented,our local dealer says they have never had one and has no listing for one . I am hopeing someone out there has run into this before. Thanks ... Trouble codes: FD (unknown)
1990 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Stall VIN: 1FTEF14Y9L
Dear droup, I am having a heck of a time with this truck.While performing a major tune-up on this truck,customer asked me to look into a problem he was having. Upon first start in the morning the vehicle would start and idle would flare up normally then die....
1992 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L oil pressure VIN: 2FACP74W1N
Vehicle came in with coolant in oil. we replaced head gaskets and all freeze plugs, and sent heads to machine shop. New stem seals, new gaskets. now oil light comes on during idle or driving. pressure is at 5 psi at idle. i dont know if the light came on befor...
1993 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FBJS31HXP
This is the stereotypical nightmare vehicle, was shipped in from Honduras where it has been worked on unsucessfully by the natives. They flew a guy in from the mainland who works for Ford and he stated it needed it a PCM, the owner of the vehicle wants to know...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L valve train VIN: 1FTYR10V4X
Is anyone aware of a specific problem with lifter noise on these motors. After a 6+ hour soak, this engine has severe upper engine noise accompanied by a slight miss (no codes stored)that now continues for approximately 4-5 minutes, slowly subsiding and going ...
2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24LO2
Hello gentlemen it's been extremely busy and this is probably my 15th drivability problem in 5 days. I'm probably overlooking something super simple but a second or third opinion always helps. (or more) The van came in with ses light on. Perform koeo, koer, a... Trouble codes: P1151 (H2OS 2/1 not switching from lean)
1991 Geo Metro 1.0L Low vacuum VIN: 2C1MR2466M
Hello everyone and help. I have this 91 Metro of my own that we rebuilt the engine on and it runs poorly at idle, lacks some power and struggles to get 12 to 13 inches of vacuum at idle when the timing is set to 6 degrees as specs call for. The vacuum needle ...
1993 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: 1HGEJ1267P
First off thanks again for the help I recieved not long ago on a toyota. Now to this problem. I got a 93 honda civic 1.6 ltr that came in on the wrecker with a no start cond. A spark test first shows no spark at each cyl. Then I checked injector pulse and I ha...
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Instruments VIN: 1HGCG6670W
Dear Professionals customer installed a radio and after installation of radio Cluster did no iluminate. I suspected a fried printed circuit and I replaced clusted with a good used one from another vehicle I hope that someone has been able to solve this problem...
1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKCA21A8X
i have a no start problem cranks but won't start. i checked for codes, none are present. fuel pressure,fuses,relays,are good. i decided to check cam and both crankshaft frequency output. all were good. i have spark at the coils but don't have fuel injector pul...
1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 1LNHM97V8X
The customer states that intermittently (mostly after sitting overnight) the vehicle stalls after starting unless throttle is applied. Also, 3 times a service traction control light has been present which the customer cleared using the reset button. The custom... Trouble codes: U1051 (SCP Invalid or Missing Data for Brakes), U1043 (SCP Invalid or Missing Data for Traction Control), B1201 (Fuel Sender Dircuit Failure)
1992 Mazda Miata 1.6L "S" sensor VIN: JM1NA3517N
Hey guys can someone please help me. This Mazda came in with a flashing air bag light. It was spitting out code four. I followed the diagnostic chart according to Mitchell and Alldata. I got to point where I needed to remove the dash. So I called the "S" senso...
1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB3537X
This car came in about 2 months ago for an MIL issue. Found 2 codes PO300 and PO421. Inspected plugs and wires and found carbon track marks on number 2 wire. We replaced plugs and wires with OEM parts and found quite a few posts about bad converters in the arc... Trouble codes: P0300, P0421
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L unable to comunicate VIN: JM3LW28G5Y
this vehicle does not communicate with generic system. it does communicate with my snap-on modis system. illinois emmisions used generic system for obdii. any one have any fixes with-out going to mazda?
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L O2 not switching VIN: WDB1070461
This car is a euro model 500 sl very low miles. Does anyone know how to tell when this car goes into closed loop. It failed Nox because the o2 will not switch. the car runs perfectly. new wires motor vac heated o2 sensor and cat (which was clogged when car arr...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Hyd lifters
I'm posting this for a customer who has the car at another shop. We normally do not work on European cars so we recommended another shop, so I feel a little resposible to help. Just after filling up at a gas station the car started running poor and stalling a...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBHA28E6R
hi there Mercedes techs, We have a '94 C280 (prod. date 09/93) that has a specific problem. The car will surge at idle, seemingly worsening as it warms up, and eventually it will start stalling. If you drive the car, it will cut out on steady low cruise and s...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L starter VIN: WDBJF65JX1
Howdy Folks! Got a bugger here, towed in gear shift would not come out of park, no start. The battery is good and hot. Pulled codes out with Assenmacher scanner. Code P2030 (no or incorrect message from gear shift selector module) P2037 (no or incorrect messag...
1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JN8HD17Y1S
HI This nissan is a little wacky.I am sorry I dont have all the info with me.This vech.has good compression,fuel pressure,ign.I just replaced plugs, o2 sensor, thermostat,I cleaned the throttle body and intake.The problem is the vech.Runs great plenty of power...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21DXS
Greetings fellow techs. I have here a some what confusing problem. The customer stated that intermittently the car would feel like its lacking power when getting on the freeway, and it stalled twice at a stop in the last month. I test drove the vehicle and not... Trouble codes: P0340, P0098, P0034
1989 Pontiac 6000 LE 2.5L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G2AF51R7K
when engine temp is below 60 degrees, when accelerating to about 1/4 throttle the engine will either stall with a pop through throttle body or cut out revving from 1000 to 2500. as soon as the temp of the engine reaches 60-62 degrees f. it will run perfect. th... Trouble codes: 42 (est problem)
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L anti-theft enabled VIN: 1G2NF52E7M
I could use some input on this one. It came in crank, no start. The anti-theft disabled the injectors. I did the reprogram and it started fine. I'm wondering what set it off in the first place...I'm thinking the magnet in the ignition switch, but can't get the...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L turn signals, hazards VIN: 1G2NF52E21
When using the turn signals or hazards there is a constant clicking noise after you turn the signals or hazards off. The lights in the dash for the turn signals don't flash, you only get the clicking noise.
2000 Saturn SL1 1.9L Excessive Emissions, fails nox VIN: 1G8ZH5283Y
emmisions readings given are for 15mph, 25mph, NOT idle,cruise, cylinder 4 seems to be suspect misfire although not setting code for that specific cylinder Trouble codes: 0300 (multiple misfires)
1992 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire
This sidekick is kicking my butt!! it came in on the hook after 8 months of sitting idle. I put a battery in it and got it started it runs good sitting at idle when cold but after a while it may start missing and esp if you drive it about a half mile all of a ...
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L keeps running w/ off VIN: 4TAVL52N1W
This is the second toyota vehicle in 2 weeks with the same customer complaint- when they turn off the ignition it keeps running for a period of time. They both described it this way- "like an old car that runs on when you turn it off". The other vehicle was a ...
2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.7L horn VIN: JT3HN86R5Y
The horn sounds intermitantly when put into gear. Sometimes when put into reverse it will sound momentarilly. sometimes it will sound ouff when doing parking lot manuvers. but allways happens when in gear, never when standing still. I'm looking to get pointed ...
2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Automatic HVAC controls VIN: 4T1BF28B81
I've got several questions about this one. The first one is how do you get the HVAC controller out of the dash? I know it sounds simple, but I can see the 10mm nuts behind the upper vents, but can't get to them. So if anyone can help me do that, I can do more ...
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Hesitation
Car came in with distributor unbolted was setting code for being out of sync. Set it up @ TDC still had code. looked @ it with vantage was 0 Hz @ idle. Would buck going 40 in 4th when you floored it. Replace dist with used one. No code but at Cruise car has a ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L poor starting VIN: 3VWSP29M61
Found #2 glow plug bad, performed timing belt service, reset fault code, performed basic settings reset, vehicle still hard to start cold. If CTS is unplugged, starts great. After warm, starts fine. Glow plug relay (180) and power supply relay (109) are opera... Trouble codes: 16764 (P0380 glow plug circuit)
2002 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGB61J72
Hey fellow techs, we've got a VW with an intermittant p0420 catalyst code. We have replaced both oxygen sensors with VW parts. The catalytic converter is 100 degrees hotter at the rear (so it's obviously working). We can force the vehicle to do a catalyst read... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst problem bank 1)

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1996 Audi A4 2.8L ABS module VIN: WAUEA88D4T
A big thank you to everyone who replied! Turned out that the left rear abs wheel sensor on this Audi was dirty and had been wiggled out of its hole ever so slightly when the customer replaced pads, allowing intermittent wheel speed readings. Cleaned it up, pus...
1997 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, VIN: WAUAA88G3V
thanks for the help. got 2 replies. ended up replaceing engine and transmission control units and recoding. car had signs of someone else chasing problems. all wiring tagged at transmission control unit. car running and shifting good now. thanks again!! Trouble codes: 18020 (electronic control module incorrect coding cyl. 1 permenant), 17090 (trans. range sensor circuit range performance cyl. 1 permenant), 18021 (mil call-up circuit open/short to batt.).
1999 Buick Regal LS 3.8L starter VIN: 2G4WB52KXX
Thank you to all who replied. I had a few replies that told me to pay attention to the battery although I had already tested it, not wanting to make a simple mistake, I cleaned the post and also checked the positive post for acid drips and condition of posts, ...
1984 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L overdrive VIN: IGIAY07877
hello everybody thanks for the replies every reply mentioned the switch as a problem area and as the easiest to get to we joined the wires together so the switch was effectively on all the time. the customer has driven the vehicle and the fault has not reoccur...
1987 Chevrolet P30 Step-Van 6.2L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GCJP32J4H
Sorry it took so long to fix this thing, but I've had a bunch of other work come in and since this guy wasn't in a big rush, I put it off until I got caught up. I must have needed a couple days off from it because 10 minutes after starting to work on it yester...
1995 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 2GTFK29KXS
Thanks to all that replied on this one . Had 29 helpful ideas. Put an EGR valve on it and haven't seen it since . Customer is one of those that likes to buy and install his own parts . Just wants you to tell him whats wrong .
2000 Chevrolet C3500 7.4L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1GBKC34JXY
I want to thank the guys that took time to try and help me with this problem. All posts got me thinking back into basic terms and in the long run solved this problem. It turned out to be a green ground strap above the fuel tank that did not show up on a wiring...
1977 Chrysler Cordoba 5.9L Poor heavy load perf VIN: SS22J7R298
Fixed & Gone!!! Let me start by answering my own question regarding the crossover - it has nothing to do with lessening backpressure (except when cold when the butterfly valve at the right exhaust manifold is closed) then the exhaust crosses over to help warm ...
1994 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Surge, Stall VIN: 1B7GG23X3R
Thanks to several suggestions from other members, we decided to check the dist. sync. During this proceedure we left a fuel pressure gauge hooked up to the fuel rail, when we finally caught it 'in the act'. For no apparant reason the fuel pressure dropped to 2...
1995 Dodge B2500 5.2L sputtering VIN: 2B6HB21YXS
Most of the replies confirmed what I thought. The small amount of air in the fuel found during the fuel volume test indicated the need to replace the fuel pump. Once again, I am thankfull IATN was there to assist me. Thanks all!!
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Housing VIN: 1B4GP44R0T
Thanks to all who took time out of their busy schedules to help a fellow tech!!! I received 18 replies, and here's a summary of the relpies: The late model transmission will not work in the early van due to production changes to the neutral safety switch and...
1992 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L a.b.s. lamp VIN: 1FMDU323X2
I found more info on mitchell on demand which gave me voltage checks at the rabs module. the tests are very specific on red light off & and yellow light on the voltage check proved the rabs module needed replacement. after replacement now red brake light self ...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U0T
Thanks to all who replied. Sent customer to have ecm reflashed and problem has not resurfaced, as of yet . Thanks
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Upper engine noise VIN: 2FMZA5147Y
By an popular reply and thanks to all that replied, the noise that sounds like a rod knock at the very top of the motor is a broken baffle plate in upper intake plenum. (laugh) Looks like I am the last one to find out this this problem. Ford has a updated Uppe...
1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L master cyl VIN: 1HGEJ122XS
first of all thanks to everyone at helped, replaced master cylinder bleed brake system ,it's almost been a week and vehile has'nt returned,custerm did'nt want to adderess the rpm issue right know once again thanks a bunch.
1999 Honda Prelude 2.2L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMBB614XX
We replaced the Ignition Switch and PGM/FI Relay. We found a definate problem with the ignition switch and had a bad feeling about the relay. The car has been gone for 10 days and has not failed. Thanks Trouble codes: P1607, P1632, P0107, P1361, P1359, P1382.
1997 Infiniti J30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKAY21D2V
Thanks for all who replied. It appears that the used computer was also faulty. The evaporator drains onto the pcm (great design!). Sent the computer out to be rebuilt and have had no more problems. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0505 (idle control system).
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L TCC Lockup VIN: 1LNEM97V9W
Well I hope we got it, after extensive road testing, watching scanner! My Tcc% would go up to 100% while the TCC Mact would drop to 0 or 1 or 2. This is the way it should work maybe a sticking valve was the culprit and just needed more road driving or drive cy...
1984 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE 1.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1FB3321E
Customer has taken the vehicle and plans to bring it back before putting it up for the winter. If that happens, I'll see if the system allows me to re-open and post the fix. Thanks to Paul at Mainly's, Terry (MAZ4ME), and Alan [...] at Mazda Technical Servic...
1988 Mazda 323 1.6L Hesitation
well after many great replies, it turned out to be just a set of wires and an O2 sensor. many said exhaust restriction, which it has slightly, but not enough to cure the problem. Fortunately I dropped the exhaust and tested it rather than r and r the goddamn c...
1994 Mazda RX-7 1.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JMIFD3334R
I Recieved 3 replies to my post 2 of which faxed over pictures and diagrams I would like to thank Jay, Lester and 'Rusty Carl'. I don't know if Rusty or Carl is his name but I can't thank him enough. Rusty sent me images and tests direct from the Mazda manual ... Trouble codes: 16 (EGR Switch California).
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L 4-3 Downshift VIN: WDBEA30D6M
Thanks to Jerry [...]'s reply, I was able to explain to the customer the symptom cannot be duplicated, and advised him to drive the vehicle until the complaint can be verified.
1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Flooding VIN: WDBCA35EXM
Hello all. Thanks to everyone that replied. The problem was the reman fuel distributor (Python). We recived a warranty replacement unit. After installation and re-adjusting the CO and air flap position , I let the vehicle set over night and this morning it sta...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG 4.3L engine VIN: WDBHA33G3W
As I had stated in my request,I had already replaced the timing chain,oil pump chain,oil pump, tensioners and front crank shaft dampner.The valve covers,oil pan,and front timing cover had been removed for inspection.The motor in all c43 mercedes is a 113 motor...
1994 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1N4BU31D8R
The MAF fixed the car. 1/2 the replies and previous research pointed the finger that way. It tested fine and output was 1.25 v at idle , well within specs. Jonas and Shawn led me in the right test modes . I unplugged MAF and car actually idled fine. Then I fin... Trouble codes: 34 (Knock sensor).
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Stall VIN: JN1CA31DXY
We checked all the recommendations and settled for it being an air flow problem. Advised the customer and car is going to the Nissan dealer. All the parts have been updated and changing any requires reprograming which we have no access to. Thanks to all!
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1JTER63457
I got a second pathfinder the same year in with a p1110 codethis helped the original post. the second pathfinder would show the cam advance for about the first 3 minuets of operation the no more I pulled the solidnoid and cleaned it up cheched it with 12 volts...
1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.1L Stall VIN: 1G3WS54TXL
all those who said crank position sensor were right its been a week all is ok with that one thanks to all replies
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS 3.5L Steering Angle Sensor VIN: 1G3WX52H9Y
All replies suggested the steering position sensor was at fault. Indeed it was. Replacing the sensor and centering the steering with the tech 2 cured the code 710. THANK YOU!!
1988 Plymouth Gran Fury 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1P3XB26P5J
Sorry, it took so long. This car has sat on lot for ofer two weeks. finally we were able to get ahold of the customer who was 'thinking about it.' They did not want to fix the car. thanks to everyone who replied.
1984 Pontiac Fiero SE 2.5L Clutch VIN: 1G2AF37RXE
Sorry for the delay in closing this, but I wanted to close this after the customer paid for this and the car had left the property (hopefully we will never work on it again). I want to thank everyone for their help on this nightmare of a job. Thanks to Randy [...]...
1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Door locks VIN: WPOCA2994T
Hi Group, Thanks for the five replies. Three suggested faulty door switches. We checked all inputs to the control unit and found good signal from all switches. Two replies suggested a faulty control unit. After verifying good power and ground to the unit, we...
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L poor cold start VIN: WPOCA2988W
MAF replacement fixed the car. I was second guessing myself when the problem remained after the part installation. After disconnecting the battery (no appropreate scan tool for the job)and driving the car for approximately 30 minutes, I was able to reset the a...
1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L No Start VIN: 4TAVL52N7T
First, Thank you all for the help. It was suggested to check ect was @ .7v=good.pulse width wsd @ 5.3ms I also cleaned MAF and to no avail. I also added propane during the event and it seemed to help eventhought PW was in specs. I tried unplugging the MAF no c...
2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBT1235Y
The code P0171 was being set at idle. I replaced the mass air meter, but had same problem. Found a vacuum leak at the brake master cylinder to brake booster. I then found out that the check engine light started coming on after the dealer had replaced the brake... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0171 (lean fuel mixture).
1973 Triumph tr6 152CID Excessive Emissions VIN: CF6704U00W
Hey guys just want to say thank you very much. There are no factory marks from the factory for this timing chain. the procedure is as follows. Set valve clearence on # 6 to .040 then get exact tdc on cyl#1 and 6 with # 1 firing. #6 will now be 'on the rock' an...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 50YF536708
the tech mentioning the death grip is i loosen up the connection on the tie strap closest to the iat sensor...and rechecked the wiring from the iat sensor located on the air cooler outlet to the ecm...and it checked out fine...the resistance from ... Trouble codes: ECM0F.
2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Driver's window VIN: YV1TS90D31
the fix was to replace the driver's door module(DDM)the info in alldata basically told us the driver window motor was in the driver door, needed more info on how this system worked. This was found by buying a 72 hour right to view i-vadis, and using the inform...
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