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1998 Acura CL 3.0L brake lights VIN: 19UYA2249W
Hello all,Ihave a Acura in today with no rear brake lights.The thrird brake light on the trunk lid works.We think it's what they call a brake failure sensor.But we can not locate it to test it.If anyone out there knows where this unit is located in the car.
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...
1998 BMW 323is 2.5L pump code VIN: WBABF8326W
we need help to find out what the resistance on abs pump has to be, and if any body knows about pump code.
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on, CODE PO34 0CAM SENSO VIN: WBAAM5348Y
hesitation interm. step on gas nothing happens then goes normally,cel lite came on code po340 cam sensor code? interm. when cold tick from engine for first 10 seconds started thanks tom Trouble codes: P0340
2001 BMW 530i 3.0L driveshaft VIN: WBAHE2322S
Bmw guru's I need your help, this 2001 bmw 530i is having a strange creeking/cracking noise(sounds like exhaust heat shield noise) ever time the vehicle is shifted to reverse and into drive gear from what seems to be the driveshaft. If I stand next to the driv...
1998 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L engine VIN: 1G4CW52K2W
Hello everyone and Thanks in advance for some help! when we took in this Buick it would not start it would'nt even crank. Customer stated that it stalled while driving and would not restart. After about 1 hour would not crank over. After some basic checks we f...
1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1G6CD5334L
engine ignition timing goes retard about 40 degrees from base timming. have to advance distributor just to idle engine.mechanical time and dist gear ok.have to disconnect iac to keep from surge condition.
1988 Chevrolet Beretta GT 2.8L No Start VIN: 1G1LV11W2J
ok guys this one has me at my wits end this car was brought to us as a cranks,no start .I hooked up scan tool no codes,and no cranking rpm and my tp shows 1.63v, mat 1 deg, ect-40deg so I start by checking the crank sensor unplug the connector and part of the ...
1990 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L master cyl VIN: 1GCDK14K3L
can bleed brakes manual/pressure bleed/get fluid at rear wheels/volume good/pressure low???
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...
1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L MIL Lamp on
Hello all, This truck has had an intermittent problem with this circuit (po121). I reviewed the freeze frame for the code and didn't perceive a problem. I'm a bit unclear about this situation. I followed the flow chart from Nodata and ofcourse came up with sy... Trouble codes: P0121 (TP sensor performance)
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDM19W6X
This van has multiple cylinder missfires just off idle and at cruise, under load the missfire is gone, what I have noticed is that the cam sensor in the distributor is reading -15 degrees at 1000 or 2000 rpm, there is no adjustment on the distributor, I have r... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiply Cylinder Misfire)
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L abs VIN: 3GNFK16T7Y
the customer came in complaining of low speed abs activation, scan tested the truck, no fault codes, performed gm's tsb regarding rust build up on the speed sensors (front), both were found to be covered, cleaned them as per the service bulletin, drove it, the...
2001 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L ABS control module VIN: 1G1Y22G815
Good evening fellow techs, Usually I don't work on these vehicles, but I like challenges once in a while. Fixed belt squeal and stalling problems, but the ABS is calling for replacement of the EBC module. The code C1214 has to do with relay that powers up the...
1985 Dodge Ramcharger 5.9L Mechanical
my qestion for you dodge guys is this , can a 1993-1999 360 v8 eng be put in this carburated dodge. i.e. will the carb intake bolt to the fuel injected heads also is the bellhouseing pattern still same,(i know about crank sensor notch in bell on newer)but we w...
1987 Dodge D100 Custom 5.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 187FD04TXH
Hi all. I have this faithful customer with this Holley 2280 carb I rebuilt a couple years ago and it seems to be running rich. A friend was behind me while I test drove it and he said he saw a puff of black smoke come out when I accelerated from a stop. I chan...
1992 Dodge Colt 1.5L no power VIN: JB3CU14A9N
Good morning. We had this Colt brought in with an inspection hole in the block. We found a used engine and installed it. The vehicle starts right up and idles fine. Once we put it into gear there is no power. Full throttle in 1st gear feels like we're trying t...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP44R3T
Calling all you Dodge drivability experts out there. Got a strange one here. This Caravan has been driving us nuts trying to find the cause of this problem. Code P0133 sets about once every couple of weeks. In the course of trying to fix this problem, we h... Trouble codes: P0133 (Upstrem O2 Sensor Slow Response)
1992 Ford Escort 1.8L crankshaft
This car was towed in for no start. Owner said it stopped suddenly while pulling out into traffic. Between the first and second gear shift the engine suddenly quit running. After checking for fuel pressure(good) and a broken belt (fairly new), cranking the mot...
1995 Ford F-350 Eddie Bauer 4.9L blown #15 fuse VIN: 1FDKF37G7S
This truck has come in with the ABS light on. The only code is #16-all clear. Checking fuses the KAM fuse #15 is blown. It supplies power to the ABS module.We have good continuity between the fuse and the module. Replace the fuse and everythig is fine for a fe...
1995 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L fuel gauge VIN: 1FTCR1OU8S
The gas gauge stays on Empty. If you disconnect the plug at the fuel pump, it registers full. Tried new slosh module, new sending unit, new gauge cluster, checked the circuit board on the cluster, did Continuity tests between the sending unit and the cluster, ...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L overdrive light flashing/speedometer bouncing VIN: 1FTEF15N4S
Hello and thanks In advance from any transmission techs for any help. I have a F150 I am working on tomorrow that the overdrive light Is flashing and the speedometer is bouncing around like a binding old speedometer cable would. I got a error code for converte...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L p1000 VIN: 2FMDA5148T
hi group,maybe someone has seen this before and can tell me what iam missing,this van came in with the cel light on and code p0133 for o2 bank one sensor one slow to respond.test sensor and replaced with all that seems to be ok but the van will ... Trouble codes: P0133, P1000
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FTEX14H1T
probmlem exists after vehicle sits under sun after several hours. will restart after sun sets and outside temp. cools.
2002 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMNU41S62
customer picked up vehicle & drove approx. 18 miles ses light came back on, same fault code p0722: oss intermitten signal loss. after test driveing for awhile we noticed that at idle the engine will stall. it starts right back up but the code will set after th... Trouble codes: 0722 (output shaft speed sensor int. loss of signal)
2004 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0L battery VIN: 3FAFP37364
Thanx in advance guys for your help. This customer is experiencing excessive parasitic draw on the battery at rest and is left with a dead battery in about a week and a half.The dealer says there is no excessive draw and reports it to be about 1 ma, we all kno...
1992 GMC Sonoma SLE 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1GTCS19W2N
The customer complaint was that the truck would stall, hesitate and occassionally have a long cranks before starting. We found that the fuel pump was defective, it did not provide enough fuel pressure. Replacing the pump took care of the pressure problem. We t...
1997 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 6.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GDJC34F9V
this fleet truck has been stalling for no reason that we can find. some days it is fine, and other after driving and letting is set it will start, idle fine, then stall. when it stalls it is not like it is running out of gas, but like someone has pulled the b+... Trouble codes: P236, P641, P643, P654
2003 GMC Yukon SLT 325CID Rotors VIN: 1GKEK13222
Customer complaint of noise from the rear brakes. Upon inspection found that the right rear inside pad is worn out. Also noted excessive corrosion only on the inside of the front rotos. Looking in the iatn archives found that there is a problem with the rear p...
1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L trans VIN: 1HGCD5631V
Hello techs. Thank you in advance for you time. I have this honda with the check engine light on. I pulled code p0700 with my Solus. I went to Alldata and jumped the test connector under the glove box as per tests. With the ignition on the D4 light blinks 4 ti...
2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start VIN: KMHWF25SX1
Hi, No spark, no rpm signal under generic OBD2. Everyone thinks crank sensor, I replaced it and still no spark. Spark WILL OCCUR when sensor is unplugged and then reconnected, similar to the Dodge scratch test. This verifies coils and associated wiring. Timin...
1997 Infiniti QX4 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRAR05Y1V
P0446 Comes back "pending" and P0325 "Hard" every time after test drive. MIL been on for years. Found (in order) P0325, P0440, P0156, and P0446. Replaced B2S2 o2 for P0156. Found charcoal pellits everywhere (canister blow-up). Replaced canister, vent valve (in...
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L alarm VIN: SALTY124XX
battery was disconnected,eng turns over,eng has spark,parking lights flash until battery is disconnected,key buttons have no effect,(the alarm light doesn't indacate that the passive immobilization has been enabled & the eng does crank),ENG/fuel injection will...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Safety VIN: JT6HF10U6X
My customer lost the spare key. He still have the master key but he wants to have a second key as spare key. Is there some way to reprogram the new master key using the old master key. The new key is already cut. The other reason is that the old master key has...
1993 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L heat door VIN: 1LNLM81W5P
The customer complaint on 1993 Linc Town Car is that she can drive car,stop and shut her car off. When she starts the car the door goes over to hot and she can not get it to go back to cold. She turns the car off and start it several times and it will start wo...
1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JMINB3539X
Vehicle brought in last week for check engine light on, ran rough, customer stated light was flashing at first. Road tested light on solid, ran ok. checked codes p0300 (random misfire), inspected #1 plug looked ok, wet tested ignition, ok (has been wet & rainy... Trouble codes: P0300 (random multipe misfire)
1999 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on
check faults egr excessive air flow to egr. vaccum test egr and ok. hose are ok route and to dpfs and evr ok. can u help what is the problem?
1978 Mercedes-Benz 240D 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall
The customer's original complaint was a lack of power, the car wouldn't go over 50. The throttle linkage was extremely loose so we repaired it with no effect. I did a compression test and got between 300 and 340 at all cyls. I noticed the injectors had a lot o...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDB1070451
Hello all you mercedes techs, we are stumped on this odd beast. It has high emission readings and black spark plugs runs good down the street but won't pass an idle emission test. We replace the spark plugs and oxygen sensor and no change. It also has a base i...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 260E 2.6L Transmission VIN: EA2608KA99
Car came in for transmission leak. Had slight leak at oil pan. Serviced transmission with Beck Arnley kit. Pan leaked even more. Changed gasket to OEM unit. Leak slowed but still "weeps" Tried going slightly over recommended torque(75 inch lbs.) to no avail.St...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L cluster VIN: WDBHA22E7T
Mercedes Techs..I need your help/input.I have a MB C220 with an intermittent cluster assembly.We have diagnosed it as a bad cluster and even went inside hoping to find a bad solder joint,no luck. Ordered a cluster from the dealer, giving them all the vital inf...
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L ABS Light On VIN: 4A3AL5UK6S
Hi guys I have this eclipse with a solid abs light and cant get any codes from it.Changed the ABS module and the hydaulic unit still cant get the light to turn off. Check all power and ground to module and hydraulic unit. Follow test procedure in Mitchell for ...
1992 Nissan 240SX 2.4L no-shift sometimes VIN: JN3MS36A2N
car came in with no shift sometimes complaint from another shop and he had sold her an overhaul. I did complete overhaul with banner kit,torq converter and all internal electrics..trans worked perfect. came back month later with same no-shift sometimes complai...
1994 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4BU31D6R
I did a regular tune-up on the car. Replaced spark plug, distributor cap, rotor cap, wires, and fuel filter. After finishing everything the car just won't start. Then I check everything if i forget to something or loose connection. Everything seems to be ok. I... Trouble codes: 11 (camshaft position sensor malfunction), 21 (ignition signal circuit)
2001 Nissan Quest SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 4N2ZN15TO1
This car was towed into the shop as a no start. It has spark and injector pulse and no fuel pressure. There was also no activity on the instrument cluster. Relay fuse 29 was blown. Replaced fuse and got fuel pressure and instrument cluster activity. Car starte...
1994 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.8L Stall VIN: 1FHDU06L7R
vehicle shuts off at idle, sometimes. owner complaint; dies during drive, (i suspect it is on deceleration. using "genisys", recorded stall and viewed data stream, all looks normal. cam/crank error is normaly 2, sometimes 3. i replaced crank sensor per other p...
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L valvetrain ? VIN: 1G2WP12K7V
Hello, This car has what sounds like a lifter noise, kind of tick squeak noise, worse when hot. Rockers stay tight,lifters do not bleed down. The noise seems loudest on the rocker bolt on cylinders # 3,5,6 or could it transfer up from the balance or cam shaft....
1999 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Hesitation, -20 FUEL TRIM VIN: 1G2HX52K5X
hello fellow techs, this bonneville belongs to me. it is in good shape and i purchased it 2 months ago. it runs well but at times has some tip in hesitation and intermittent hesitation after sitting stopped at a light. this hesitation is very intermittent and...
1987 Toyota Celica GTS 2.0L speedometer VIN: JT2ST65L3H
toyota techs, thanks for your time. speedo inop, the drive gear most of the time does not move. is the drive gear on the axle shaft?can i repair it with out pulling the trans?
1990 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L Cruise Control VIN: 4T1VV21E3L
Hello all, I have a 1990 Camry in here I 'm working on getting the cruise going on. I have it narrowed down to only .4 volts going to the solenoid, however a used module made no improvement in the voltage or performance. Customer is unwilling to go with a new...
2000 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L Stall VIN: 5TBRT3815Y
this may be obvious to all toyota techs but here goes tje truck starts and dies unless you keep your foot on the gas. it acts just like the classic iac unit but on this its all part of the throttle chamber, toyota recommends replacing the entire unit but its a...
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L pressure VIN: 3VWRC81H65
Hi Guys Alldata says that the pressure drop is caused by either the pump or the valve body. My question to all you guys is... how do I verify the pump is OK without the valve body lowering the pressure? I never got full pressure. Could it be the presure is to...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSA81H9T
Hello out there! this one should not be a problem but here i am, stuck. crank but will not start. this car came in and would start and run but shut off and would take a while before it would start again. now it will not start at all. tested the cam and crank s...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L ecm coding VIN: WVWDC21J51
Of course they brought a used ecm #06a 906 032cl (automatic 1.8t) instead of ecm #06a 906 032cl 1.8t 5 speed. It runs fine except I can't seem to change the coding of the ecm from 00650 to 06500. It won't pass arizona emissions with the stored ecm code. I'm us... Trouble codes: 18034 (power train data bus misssing from tcu), 01315 (abs no communication from tcm)
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L Chip-tuning VIN: WVWGF21J8Y
Hi VW Techs! Posting this as a request for opinion/experience. A friend of mine is looking for a Chip-tuning solution for this '00 Tdi Golf. Anyone has some experience or recommendation? I know there are a lot of chips avail. in Gremany but I'm just not sure i...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Communication VIN: WVWVD63B72
Customer brought car in for State Inspection, which includes a scan of OBDll readiness monitors. I get no communication messages using Snap-On MODIS, Baum CS2000 (iSCAN), & a little black box code reader. A search of the archives shows one exact match, closed ...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWCB21C32
This vehicle engine crank but dosen't start. I have no check engine light on with key on and can't get any communication with my Genysis. I made a few test according to my Alldata procedures but I have no information about collision shutdown. Any Guys out ther...
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Transmission VIN: YV1KS9604T
Customer claims he turned the car off when check engine light came on ,had it towed. When we try to drive it, it is either slipping or taking off in a high gear.(hard to tell)Reverse feels okay. Volvo system tester shows engine code 335 "MIL-Request TCM link f...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L interior lights VIN: YV1TS90K5Y
Have tested through circuits and have no feed to interior lamps, they are working from the doors only. Would like to know where the Central electronic module is as I suspect this to be the problem.

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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Cruise VIN: WAUBA24B4W
Had several respones saying it was the control module. Found a bad main switch first. After driving for several minutes cruise cut out again. Changed control module and that took care of it. Thanks for the help.
1999 Audi A6 2.8L down shift VIN: WAUAA24B8X
I'm sorry for not getting back to this sooner but the vehicle still sits here waiting for the customers aproval to go further with diagnosis. seems its been a problem vehicle and customer is thinking of trading it.There are obviously some knowledgable audi tec...
1998 BMW 323is 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABF8323W
Hello! It took one week to schedule an oppointment with dealer shop. Sent my 'paperworks' with customer and, after diagnostic charge ECM was replaced. Check engine light is OFF, engine starts fine. Thanks. Eduard Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankshaft position sensor).
2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAFB3359Y
the fix indeed was to have it flashed at the dealer
1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4HP5219R
It was a bad ECM would loose Injector pulse or have none at times thats for the help. Something to keep in mind,the injector,it would flash with the key in the on position. I thought that was very stange. One of guys said that you had the same thing happen, if... Trouble codes: 1629 (Pass Key enable cir.), 1626 (Pass Key 2 signal).
1994 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 6.5L Speedometer VIN: 1GBKC34F6R
Thanks to [...]. He was right the fix was a new ignition switch. Thank to other for their help. Gene
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L No Start, Misfire VIN: 3GNEC18R3X
Hello!! Thank you for the opinions. I found the TSB on ALLDATA which Alex and Greg were also talking about. These trucks have extended warranty 10yrs or 200,[...] for injector poppets to stick closed. Now what? I have to make it run ,so the customer... Trouble codes: P0300.
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEC19VX1
Well this one if fixed! #8 intake valve spring was broken not allowing valve to close fully causing low vacumm to map / pulse back into plemum causing maf eratic all of this adding fuel. It took me a while to figure out why #7 was showing the most misfires but...
1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.8L Surge, BACKFIRE VIN: 1C4GP54L5T
Well I got this one fixed, Had several replies, some said to check for a lean condition, I checked fuel pressure and volume and both were well in spec. Some replies said to check the cam and crank signal to make sure that they don't overlap. Check both signal ...
1996 Dodge B2500 5.9L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B5WB3528T
iwant to thank all that responded especially tony from n.c. he hit it right with the fuel pump ass. it was pumping air into the fuel rail trapping air at #1 inj. it felt like an ign. miss the way it acted. i never would have suspected fuel pump pumping air int... Trouble codes: P0301.
1998 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1BEJ56H6WN
1999 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP5467X
Well first off thanks to everyone who answered my request.The van is going to a dealer so they can use their scanner on it. Seems my snap-on brick is not compatable with this problem. Thanks again... Jim()( Trouble codes: FD (unknown).
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L Brake pads VIN: 1B4GP44G6Y
I'm considering this to be fixed. I ended up putting factory brake pads on it and more smoke! My main concern was not the brake pressure itself but the fact that the left front was smoking even when the brakes weren't that hot. I was informed by Kir...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L No Start VIN: 1FTEF15Y4T
Have had no luck with this truck even with new computer.I'm looking for a used wiring harrnes if truck goes away I will send out a fix. Thanks to all that replyed.
1996 Ford Escort 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FA5P15J8T
Thanks for all the advise I recieved about this problem. I did replace the EGRV to no avail. I rechecked the signal, ref, and ground at the conection since I was told that the dfpe was replaced twice so I had to look elsewhere for the problem. The sig to the p... Trouble codes: 402 (excessive egr flow).
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDAF56F0Y
sorry for the delay i forgot i just updated and did not close the help request the injectors fixed the problem as we figured in the update. dieselman nailed it...what a shock. the injectors buzzed very weak and once replaced the truck cranked right up without ...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L gas in deisel VIN: 1FTSW31F52
Thanks to all who helped out, some of you were able to just flush the tank and fuel filter and have it run fine. This one however did cause damage to the injectors. Thanks to John from Ontario, Dennis from Colorado and Mark from Texas who gave some very good d...
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L noise VIN: 1HGCD553XT
Lots of responses to this one. Must be very common but local Honda dealer never heard of it. Ended up getting Exhaust buzz kit from another dealer and installed it. Vehicle is quiet now. Thanks to everyone
1996 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L oil in coolant VIN: JHMRA184XT
Thanks for all the responses that were sent. The cylinder head was the problem. Had it pressure tested and found no cracks but found a strange depression in the head surface around the area of the pressurized oil passage from head to block. head gasket had fai...
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ8640W
Hello, and many thanks to those who replied! although the 3 replies I recieved were all valid concerns, Paul from Oklahoma suggested replacing the coolant controlled I.A.C. which I did and it did not correct the condition, Douglas [...]. from California (Southern)... Trouble codes: 1509 (idle air control valve).
1993 Isuzu N NPR 5.7L output speed sensor VIN: JALB4B1A9P
i got 2 replies on this, both had good ideals about what might have been the problem. i went back over everything again plus the ideals that were sent to me, everything checked good but the problem was still there. the shop it came from had put in a ECM from...
1993 Lexus SC300 3.0L Gauge Lighting VIN: JT8JZ31CXP
First, I appreciate the fact that four people responded to this request. I was doing this on behalf of a fellow tech that does not have a computer. He is still looking for another set of gauges (at a reasonable price) to fix the problem. The gauge needles woul...
1976 Mercedes-Benz 280S 2.7L heat
thanks to all 6 who answered, i got a fax from mike with testing procedures that led me to confirm what the others were saying, and i had suspected. the servo unit was stuck and it was also a rebuilt installed 8 years ago.the customer had forgot about it, this...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L pump VIN: WDBEA34E2S
Seems that there's a plethora of power steering pump part numbers & desigs on these cars. The consesnsus seemed to be that the resevoir hose or front seal are compromised by having the wrong fluid or by wear over time thus allowing air to be introduced to the ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E3S
after decorbonizing the engine with bg products i drove out and it set a p0400 code exhust gas recirculation code. i cleared this code from dm thinking it was from the decarbonizing procedures and drove out again. this time the same codes set back in the hfm 4... Trouble codes: 48 (MB code 052 Mixture too lean lower part load in hfm module), 31 (Dm module injeactor long term adaptation to limit value).
1996 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L water pump VIN: 1MELM65L1T
Hi folks, thanks for all of your replies. Most of the responses that I received all had to do with comtaminants in the coolant...some people suggested dirt, but some people told me of bits of the original impeller in the coolant. We replaced the pump again, lu...
1997 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1N6SD16Y7V
Thanks for the help fellows. The EGR or its passages were not plugged, the VIAS valve was working properly, the ignition timing was set correctly, Mass air flow sensor had been previously checked-OK and could not get the ok from customer to change the plugs si...
1997 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1G3HN52K6V
Sorry this has been open so lomg but we are waiting to get the car back in. we have tried just about everything on this car. feels just like timing is retarding. pulled front timing cover to check chain and gears it was ok. we driven it several times with tech...
1987 Plymouth Reliant LE 2.2L radiator fan VIN: 1P3BP36D2H
Checked all the grounds suggested and even cleaned them with no change. Finally pinned it down to it being the wode open throttle relay that was cycling on and off. After studying the wiring diagram I got I had him unplug the pressure switch which disabled the...
1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 2P4GP44R6V
thanks to all who replied . it led me in the right direction . the wires under the fuse box on drivers side , two wires were all chewed up & one wire completely chewed apart . i believe mice were the culprit .
1992 Pontiac Sunbird LE Value Leader 2.0L Misfire VIN: 1G2JC14H8N
Thank you men for the help! Especially Dave [...] and Vachicusco who firmly suggested using the OEM coil module. As far as I know the car is on the road and working good. I'm just sick of all these electronics components reps bragging about how good their c...
1998 Saturn SL1 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZG5284W
cleared check engine light and ran thru drive cycle, code did not return, ran thru inspection test (state) and it passed, customer told to drive until light re-activation. Trouble codes: P1404 (egr valve position error).
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMD23B4Y
Fred from Texas was the only one who knew the score here. V6 Passats have CAT heaters. Let me repeat..CAT heaters. That's the little can at the very head of the cat assembly, about 2 feet in front of the cat itself. Ed at DEC who makes most of or cats confir...
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