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1993 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L clutch VIN: 1J4FJ68S4P
I have this jeep, brought to me by the customer. It has had been to 3 other shops in the past year for a very touchy/chattering clutch. all of the other shops installed new clutches, NAPA and Carquest parts, the last shop installed a new flywheel and clutch ma...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L front-end VIN: 1J4GZ48S9W
hello, I hope there are some jeep techs out there that have seen this before, I'm going nuts here, this jeep makes a hollow knocking noise on turns, sounds like it's in the body up front, mostly on right turns but also heard somtimes on left turns,the noise be...
1993 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L lock- up convertor VIN: 1YVGE22AXP
This is my own vehicle. I noticed that the hold light begins to flash when the engine reaches normal operating temperature. Also the transmission will not go into lock-up when it's in closed loop. When the engine is cold the vehicle shifts normally and I can e...
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA3105Y
Replaced fuel sender and code reset in a couple of days. I would appreciate any help before car comes back in to be diagnosed in a day or two. Thanks in advance. chad Trouble codes: P0464 (Fuel sender ckt high)
1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.4L Misfire VIN: 1GHDX06E7V
Hi group,i have this 1997 olds. silhouette that after it gets warmed up,about eight miles,at around 65 mph it starts bucking like a trotting horse,with the tech 2 hooked up you can see all the cylinders miss fireing when this happening.the long term fuel trim ...
1993 Plymouth Grand Voyager LE 3.3L Limp In Strategy VIN: 1P4GH54R0P
Hi All: Been in and around approx. a thousand of these 604's and this is a first for me. This one when checked with key on engine off shows no limp strategy. As soon as you start the engine, after approx 5-10 seconds without any vehicle movement it goes into l...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1998 Acura CL 3.0L brake lights VIN: 19UYA2249W
Thanks to everyones help and info.The problem was so simple my tech missed it.The two outside brake bulbs were blown.Sometimes you just need to check the basics.
2000 BMW M5 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSDE9349Y
Well we replaced the purge vale as our one replie suggested and all seems well. The car has been gone for a few weeks and no MIL. Thanks Trouble codes: P0440.
1986 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L koer code 33 VIN: 1FTCR15T5G
the only thing i had changed on this vehicle was the egr vacuum regulator and cleaned egr passsages,i tested it several times with koer and documented allmy test results on pda however when customer came in and i showed him that everything was working as desig... Trouble codes: 33 (insufficient egr).
1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Extended Crank VIN: 1FALP62W7T
Well, it's fixed! It ended up being a faulty PCM. I received several suggestions about checking the crank sensor signal. The crank signal was perfect at the sensor and at the PCM connector. I did notice that while the vehicle was acting up, the check engine li...
2000 Honda S2000 2.0L steering box VIN: JHMAP1140Y
i have not fixed this car yet customer has decided to go back to where he bought the car and has not returned with the car, i don't know if it is fixed or not i will keep trying to come to a conclusion but for know i have to close this poste thank you for the ...
1999 Hyundai Elantra GL 2.0L Camshaft Sprocket VIN: KMHJF25F4X
Hello everyone, After showing the customer the runout in the cam sprocket and damage to the timing cover, customer stated he was going to verify that the timing belt had been replaced by the other shop and if so take it back to them as a comeback. Declined...
1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FT68S1W
Thanks to all that responded. It did turn out to be a crank sensor, it was shorting its 5 volts to ground as soon as I unplugged it I began to get communication. I cannot thank you all enough. It's good to know this network exists. I'm sure it will be a very u...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L steering/suspension VIN: SALJY1242V
Thanks for all the great responses! We never knew about the 'niggle' issue or the swivel ball pre-load adjustment and ALLDATA seemingly didn't provide this information. After removing all of the shims (per my update) the steering performance was nearly perfe...
2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L windows VIN: 1WE45FTSST
I ordered the switch pack. they are on back order so I cant for sure say that it is fixed untill sombody finds one. the switch pack is a processor that communicates with the BECM to tell the out riggers (door processor) to move the glass. nothing on the global...
1989 Lincoln Continental 3.8L Rear Calipers VIN: 1LNLM984XK
I would like to thank everyone that took time to answer this. The fix was a rear brake hose. After replacing the hose the calipers freed right up.Thanks again IATN.
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L alternator VIN: 1YVGF22C4Y
hey guys thanks four the help it was the computer that was bad apparently that car had went through some water a couple of months ago and the computer had gotten some water in it.changed the computer and problem was solved thanks again guys thumbs up for iatn.
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.6 2.6L idle goes too high VIN: WDBEA26DXL
Hello Mercedes Techs We checked all linkages for binding and they were OK, idle switch was also OK ,but the problem was the throttle switch even that it passed all the tests, somehow was failing intermittently, causing the idle to stay high, the way we prove i... Trouble codes: 18 (idle valve signal implausible).
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L starter VIN: WDBJF65JX1
Thank you to everyone that replied. Joel from California you were on it with the small fan in the module box. It was shorted. I replaced the shift module because of high falure rate. The brake light switch cked. out good. I replaced the K40 fuse and relay modu...
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L heater VIN: 2MELM75W9S
Hey guys, Thank you for the replies. I think that I forgot to mention that this heater system is a manual control. Everyone said to ignore the fact that the expansion tank was not getting warm due to the fact that there is not a lot of flow through it. So I di...
1994 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4BU31D6R
Thank you guys for taking your time to answer my problem. All the aswers are been helpful.I did follow all your suggestions, but still I cannot make the car start. One guy suggested to check for loose ground in the ecm, ignition coil & cam position sensor.So I... Trouble codes: 11 (camshaft position sensor malfunction), 21 (ignition signal circuit).
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1CA21D9W
Thank you all for taking the time to respond.This thing is fixed turned out to be timing chain out of spot one tooth in the left bank. It gave me a hard time because it did'nt show any symtoms of timing, it have a good compression,and within spec ...
1989 Toyota Camry 2.0L gurglin/vibrating no VIN: JT2SV21F8K
hi to all fellow techs, first of, I want to say thank you to the four gentlemen who replied to my posting, they are: Douglas [...], & Mitchell from Delaware. Here is what I did, I took the fuel tank again, & further investigati...
2003 Volvo XC70 X/C 2.5L No Start VIN: YV1SZ59H43
The condition has not happened again. I have ordered a antenna key ring and if warranty does not pay for it I will myself. The dealer seems to think it is the key. The car has under 36K so it is still under warranty. My plan is to install the antenna ring and ...
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