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1984 Buick Regal 3.8L shift points VIN: 164AK47961
Well I think we have a bad lock up solinoid. But this thing also shifts great when cold after 30 to 40 miles it shifts up too early even at wot. I was thinking maby some varnish in the valve body from all the years sitting in the garage. Is there a kit we can ...
1990 Cadillac Fleetwood 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6CB5339L
Does anyone remember Cadillac on board diag?, have this one with intermitant "SVC ENG SOON" and "SVC VEH SOON" teltale lamps coming on and off, not always at the same time.The body module sets code F32,serial data problem,1st, then, PCM code E47 sets, both as ... Trouble codes: F32 (BCM codeBCM-PCM data problem), E47 (PCM/ECM codeBCM-ECM data problem)
1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2GCDC14H4K
When the truck gets hot it stalls or runs rough as soon as it comes off idle.A vacuum guage shows 18 inches at the EGR just as the throttle is applied. If anyone has seen this before and has some info that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Joe [...]
1990 Chevrolet G30 Chevy Van 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 2GAGG39KL4
this van came in for a tune up. original problem was long crank times before start up and poor gas mileage. after scanning for codes and watching scanner while running it was clear that the cts was reading incorrectly and the o2 sensor was fixed at .04 volts. ... Trouble codes: 44 (o2 sensor), 42 (est)
1994 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L right cooling fan VIN: 1G1YY22P8R
THe right side (secondary)cooling fan is inoperative. When the a/c is engaged, only the primary fan turns on. THe secondary fan works when tested with a jumper wire, but there is no signal from the ECM. There is no ground signal from the ECM to the fan relay. ...
1996 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Stall VIN: 1GTGK29F5T
This 96 diesel has an intermitent stall when cold weather comes around.In the warmer months there is no problem.It just started getting cold the last couple of days here in TN and the problem problem is starting to show up again like it did this time last year...
1996 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 7.4L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GCHC33J7T
this truck has a bad hesitation on light acceleration,hard accel seen fine.I have noticed a surge in engine speed between 700-830 rpm both in and out of gear just off idle none after or lower,the surge also happens as the trans down shifts into 1st gear when c...
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G1JF5245Y
This came in with compaint of Had Coolant Flush done NOW it runs poorly.. scan & found two codes.4 gas readings real high - repaired rear o2 connection , repaired pcv leak.. Then I was at the ecm (in rf facia under rf fender well)to start checking ecm grounds ... Trouble codes: P0140 (Bank 1 Sensor 2- Low activity), P1171 (Lean during Acceration)
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Misfire VIN: 3GNFK16R1X
hello fellow technicians, We have a 1999 k1500 Suburban with a 5.7Liter engine that has bee a real bear for the past 6 weeks. The original complaint was a P0305 misfire # 5 cylinder that "their mechanic could not fix. After going through the ringer on this o...
2001 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L charging system, dash board info center VIN: 1G1YY22GX1
When starting this vehicle the alternator would spike to 15 volts and some times spike to 18 volts. After you start to drive the vehicle the info center would loose power than all of the gauges would stop working. This does not cause a no start. We changed the...
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G1JC12442
intermittent dies, will start & die, @ that point but losses fuel gauge,radio,chimes & all idiot lights but still has s.e.s. light, odometer,t/signals,wipers & blower. will not act up for tech, checked for bad grounds & powers-none found,also ckd/replaced ign....
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L Poor Fuel Economy, fuel in crankcase VIN: 1GCJK33103
I was wondering if anyone has heard or knows of a problem with duramax fuel injectors. This my personal vehicle , still covered under warranty. Fuel mileage dropped as did power suddenly, dealer states that it will take 6 weeks to get injectors as chevrolet is...
1993 Chrysler Intrepid 3.3L lubrication VIN: 2B3ED56T3P
This car came in to the shop with a sharp peck on the top rh side of the motor. Car appeared to have just had fresh heads installed. Pulled the rh valve cover and it was very obvious that there was no oil getting to the rocker arms. Pulled the rocker shaft to ...
1994 Chrysler New Yorker 3.5L Extended crank time VIN: 2C3ED46F8R
I received this vehicle months back with complaint of poor idle, difficult starting when hot and smell of fuel. Customer recently had 1 injector replaced at dealer for poor running, was recommended all 6 but passed due to cost. Still ran poorly afterward, next...
1997 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 4C3AU52N4V
this vehicle originally came in for a complaint of intermittent no start.after having for 2 days we could not duplicate cust concern.so naturally we suggested a distributor because this is the most common problem found on these.well after putting a new distrib...
2000 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Misfire VIN: 3C3EL55H9Y
The car runs rough at idle but okay off idle. It has a check engine light and missfire codes for # 4/6 cylinders. So we replace the wires / cap/ rotor/ plugs and it runs no different. next the injector drop test and it shows less rpm drop when 4 or 6 are shut... Trouble codes: P0304 (Misefire 4), P0306
1985 Dodge 600 2.6L no power VIN: 1B3BV45D1C
Hello again, We are working on an old dodge with no power we checked compression and found 150psi in all four cylinders. We dropped the exhaust system with no help to performance we replaced the timing chain and gears because the crankshaft timing mark on the ...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L exhaust leak VIN: 1B4GP44GXY
We have a 2000 G Caravan here with an exhaust leak at the crossover/flex pipe. Dealer says the pipe has been on backorder since sept. 7 any ideas on a release date? Has anybody found any alternate parts sources or repairs? I was thinking about trying to weld i...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L brake pulsation VIN: 107HA18N23
1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FTEF15N1J
This should be a simple fix but it,s giving me problems. Truck runs extremly rich at all times. O2 voltage fixed at .95 volts. It will fuel foul the plugs so bad at idle that they have to be replaced to restart truck. Engine has good compression and vacumn. Ov...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L steering VIN: 1FALP52U5T
Hello fellow techs customer come into shop with complaint of her for taurus steering hard to the right only, so we test drove the car and sure enough it steers hard to the right only , but not all the time but most of the time. Checked for gem operation by sca...
1996 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L Surge VIN: 1FDLF47FTE
Surging badly at idle. This engine surges constantly up and down aprx 300 rpm on inital startup. It will do this as long as you leave it idling (hours). If you press the accelerator and raise the engine rpm up about 300 rpm it levels out and runsfine until you... Trouble codes: P0344 (Cam sensor intermittent)
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start, long crank VIN: 1FALP6539V
thanks for any help you can give. veh. has a long crank when cold, no-start at times. if you wait till fuel pump stops running (any where from 15 sec to 5 min or more) the veh. will start right up no problem. veh. runs fine once it starts. i can not do any tes...
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 5.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMNU4OL4Y
Hi first time requst for help so if all does not go as you are use to you will know why. This vehicle was brought to me with very bad fuel mileage. Have not done any checks.The problem is that I am not that strong on newer ford overhead monitoring systems...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L oil filter VIN: 1FAFP53U21
oil filters keep coming loose between oil changes. has happened since new.
2003 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXW46F93
I have a real problem with this one,it's rough above idle, the check engine light is on, but the scantool shows that mil lamp is off. There are no codes showing. Any and all help would be appreciated. Thanks, Rick [...].
1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L HID headlamps
Have one headlamp that will not light but does flicker when trying to start-up. The information that we do have suggests that the ballast will shut down if the voltage required to maintain lamp operation after initial start-up is above 600 volts ac. We were wi...
1998 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD2846W
This vehicle came in with a 1607 code and a complaint of severe hesitation, so bad that the car had to be driven with very light throttle and by manually moving the auto shift to 1st gear to build up speed. After the car sat for a bit in the warm sun, the car ... Trouble codes: 1607 (Problem in computor)
2004 Hyundai santro plus 1000CC No Start VIN: 2356485213
vehicle was going on road suddenly he stop because overheating due to wrong cooling system, when this happen the head gasket was burn , after this the vehicle checked and replace the head gasket, when all work is complete and starting the vehicle , result no s...
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: N/A
got a wierd one fellow techs.i have a lean misfire under full load wide open throttle.i have or beleave to have low fuel pressure.my fuel pressure is 32 psi at idle and when i remove the vacuum to regulator it goes to 40 psi.alldata says regulated fuel pressur... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0137 (o2 sensor bank 1 sensor 2 lean)
1990 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SASHL1947L
no power when giving throttle no engine light on checked timing, crank, cam, dist., are dead on engine compression is ok, fuel pump pressure 38psi has new fuel filter , plugs and wires, fuel injection system has been pressure cleaned tried adjusting air flow s...
1987 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2BCHL81J1H
customer complant looses power on steep hill pulls over turns eng off restart runs fine. have not been able to get it to do it to me. with scanner hooked up showing rich. with o2 @ 36, give fuel will go to 900 for a second. drive with scanner hooked up goes in...
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1J4GZ58S2P
hello people need help with this one, 93 jeep with a 4.0l l6 missing on cyl # 5 but has spark and noid on it. if u rev it up past 4000 rpm it will clear up and run fine untill u touch the gas again. swaped # 5 injector with # 6 injector. still nothing on #5. t...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Stall, dies while driving VIN: 1J4FX5835T
This one has bugged me for a while, the only problem is that its so intermitten that it happens once a week or on long trips that exceed 75 miles. I am going on what the customer is relating to me. Basicaly he drives alot of long distances and the vehicle will... Trouble codes: P0171
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1J4GZ78S3T
This jeep is turning into a real nightmare.It was brought in for tune up-received plugs, wires, cap & rotor & fuel filter. when it is cold after initial start & after driving approximatly 1 to 2 minutes it will loose power & start to backfire thru intake for a...
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1J4FY49S4V
THe wrangle has a 4.0L. It came in on part throttle and full throttle breaking up bad intermittently. The distributor had alot of play in the shaft and the plugs badly worn. Thought for sure that was it. But no good. the problem lessened but is still there. I ...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW58N1X
Calling all Chrysler tachs, please help.I work at a ford dealer and one of our good customers brought us this jeep to fix. I have very little chrysler experience. check engine light on , has stored these codes, p0340 loss of cam sensor signal,p1391 intermitten... Trouble codes: P0340, P1391, P0505
1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L inital take off from rest VIN: JT8GK13TGR
i am looking for a part number for the correct solinoid to replace in this transmission, both dealers i have called act like i'm speaking a language other than english. the only number i've come up with at this point is 85420-33010, is this 260.00$ solinoid th...
1993 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Factory Alarm VIN: 1LNLM91V6P
Hi group. I am i need of advice. This Lincoln's alarm goes off pretty much all the time. We checked all the jam switches and all test ok. We have read two bullitens. One said that if the alarm goes off while key is in the ignition the key cylinder switch must ...
1995 Lincoln Continental Signature 4.6L ABS module VIN: 1LNM97V7SY
Car came in for a safety inspection,ABS stays on,attempted to scan test but scanner{Snap-On Solus}keeps aborting test and no data.Checked all related fuses,wiring,ground connections.Followed Snap-On Shop Key diagnostics test K after checking bulb self test out...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Torque Converter VIN: 1LNHM87A7Y
Hello all, We had this car last week and put in a fuel pump, spark plugs and 2 coils. It came in with a buck/miss concern and an engine light. Scanned with NGS and had PO302 and PO303. Checked fuel pressure was low. Replaced fuel pump, spark plugs and #2 and ...
1991 Mazda B2600 2.6L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: JM2UF3143M
Hello all, I have a Mazda pickup here I'm having some trouble diagnosing. When initially started, the vehicle will start and stall several times. Finally it will start and idle, but once the throttle is opened at all, it boggs down as if it is going to stall. ...
1991 Mazda MPV Cargo 2.6L Hydraulics ?? VIN: JM3LV5215M
Help! Seems like it should be a simple thing but I am lost. One of my regular customers was away on trip and had problems with brakes took it to a shop and they told her she required a new master brake cylinder. It was still drivable so she came back and broug...
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L axle removal-left VIN: JM1TA2213S
Thanks in advance for your time; we are attempting to replace the left output shaft seal, the axle will not disengage from the transaxle. According to the shopkey instructions a pry bar is inserted behind the inner joint and then struck with a hammer, problem ...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L 1-2 shift 3-4 shift VIN: 1YVGE22C9V
The Mazda with an automatic transmission will not shift into 2nd gear. Fluid is full and clean. Codes are P0732, P0734, & P0755. Following diagnostic procedures, Alldata says to replace computer. Checking alittle futher, checking for voltage from the solenoids...
1999 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4ZR17X9X
The customer brought this vehical in becuase the "check engine" light was on. With my scanner hooked up, the readings on the scanner, for the forward O2 sensors was showing that they were not functioning properly. At times the readings would stay at 0V, on ace... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WDBEA3OD5K
Alright guys and gals, I've got one that just won't stay away. It's a simple KE system. This car has had a long history of stalling. It is occurring on decel after a period of steady cruising speed. As the rpm drops the control unit is evidently not recognizin...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L right front door VIN: WDBGA43E7R
The pneumatic door closer system will function all the doors normally except the right front. Found if I disconnect the electrical connector from the CA pump in the trunk the right front door closer will function 3 times and then quit again until the connector...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L cruise control VIN: WDC1631132
This ML has no cruise control but speed limiter works OK, Have code 1040 in AAM and 1041 in Ex AAM, all other systems seem to work OK. Has anyone struck this before? Seems to point to a Can data problem, Thanks in advance
1991 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L No Start VIN: 1N4EB31B6M
Hey brothers in wrenches. Ive got this Sentra from another shop.. No start/cranks okay. No fuel pressure/ no spark/ no injector pulse. The ECCS Relay is not receiving a ground signal from the ECU to turn on. Question lies here. What does the ECU need to see be...
1996 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2DN11WXT
Need some help with this one guys. Vehicle originally came in for failed obdII emisions. Codes 300 random missfire and front o2 sensor heater circuit. Found broken wire for front o2 heater circuit - replaced sensor. Found arcing wires did tune with wires. vehi... Trouble codes: 300 (random missfire)
1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Brougham 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2G3AM5133J
hi guys thanks in advance car came in with complaint dieing at stop signs & chuging on take off some times. had bad maf airflow installed reman a-1 cardone also bfeore replacing maf when cold start up & die sometimes other times idle high a while as coming don...
1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera SL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G3AM1135J
This oldsmobile will start up cold, have a nice high idle and when it settles down to base idle speed it dies. It will start right back up and repeat the process about five or six times until it is warming up. If the throttle is kept open, it will stay running...
1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme S 3.1L Spider Gears Broken VIN: 1G3WH15M7R
Hello All Thanks for taking the time to read this. This is the 2nd trans in this car that has cracked the case extrension. The spider gears broke and came thru the side of the case. this is the same thing that happened to the original trans. I think the driv...
1994 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Elite 3.8L alternator VIN: 1G3CW52L5R
Hi guys - I have this 94 olds 98 3.8L (non supercharged) which stops charging. This condition is present only at idle with transmission in gear (park or reverse). The vehicle will charge at around 13.7-14.2 volts and then drop instantly to 12 or 11 volts. The ...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L no start VIN: 1G2NES2M2T
I know that I am just missing something, but after installing used engine. Will not turn over, removed and tested starter, check all wiring connections. Check for codes. None. Tried resetting key, for alarm system. When key turned to start postion, no lights d...
1997 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.4L Misfire VIN: 1GMDX03E8V
hello all,this vehicle has a constant misfire on cyl.#1.i checked compression it is 150,it has spark,it has fuel.no vac.leaks,i pulled the valve covers and the valve springs look good the rockers look good and work properly,of course i wouldnt have comp.if the... Trouble codes: P0300
1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOAA2999T
Porsche experienced colleagues, this 1996 C4S repeatedly sets the faults mentioned above. It has no performance issues. Freeze frame data shows the short term fuel trim of bank 1 to be -7.84% and the long term is 5.34% when the misfire occurs. The short term f... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random multiple misfires), P0302 (Misfire cyl. 2), P0303 (Misfire cly.3)
2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L rear side windows VIN: WP0CA29912
I wish to thank everyone in advance for any help or guidance that can be given to help me diagnose and repair this car. This Porsche has a convertible top, the rear side windows are stuck in the down position and will not come up. I have inspected all the fus...
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L acc fans VIN: YS3DF78K33
Vehicle has come in with the ACC Heater/AC fans on at all times, even with key off and out of ignition. On board diagnostics of ACC system show code 22 which i believe is just diagnostic mode. Could it be the fan resistor? If so, where is it? Thanks in advance...

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1999 Chevrolet Metro 1.0L fuel injector VIN: 2C1MR226XX
It ended up being a fuel injector resistance relay. Located on the D/S fire wall. Thanks for all your help.
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L engine VIN: 1CG1C25U2X
Thanks to the guys 'in the know' who responded! Most said the pan gasket would fix the problem and you were correct! KUDOS!
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L fuel gauge VIN: 1GCJK33142
The in tank sending unit was the most common response. We installed a new one and all is well. Thanks to every one.
1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Block, oil pump VIN: 2C3HE66G6X
I'd like to thank all 5 who replied, but David [...] wins the prize. It was the oil galley plug in the left front of the block where the oil pump housing seals to the block that was leaking. I don't know why we didn't think of that when it was apart the first...
1993 Eagle Summit LX 2.4L pluse gen a VIN: JE3CB50GXP
Well this one is fixed and down the road, after all the testing and redoing of repairs and 5 reman tcm's I ordered a new tcm from the dealer and problem is repaired. Thanks for all the replies.
1995 Ford F-350 Eddie Bauer 4.9L blown #15 fuse VIN: 1FDKF37G7S
Thnaks to all who replied. It seems that cleaning ground 200 at the base of the right cowl has kept this truck from coming back. Many sugested the pressure switch on the end of the master cylinder. Unfortunatly this truck did not have cruise control, so no swi...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR14U3W
this ranger is fixed and gone. it turned out to be the mass air flow meter was bad. i scoped it and ck'ed voltage and it all tested ok and within spec's. so i unplugged it and it ran fine. i did unplug the maf earlier in my diagnosis and confirmed it still did...
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L 4wd VIN: 1FMYU24E2W
Wifes truck, not fixed but back in service. Got 3 replies (helpful) changed spd sensors- lights went out, partially stuck in 4wd, changed fluids, removed shift motor/F Drvshaft repeatedly, end result finally fully disengaged 4wd but has a 'whirring' noise as i...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: 1FAFP6631X
Sorry for the delay...wanted to make sure it was fixed...90% of the 14 replys said to adjust the belt tension with the engine running for the best belt track...did this and so far so good. This is evidently a common problem on these, if you tension the belt by...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L passive restraints VIN: 1FMZU34E9X
Thank you to those that sent me a copy of the tsb on this issue. It doesnt show up in [...], even with the tsb number. I was able to get the replacement harness from my local dealer. I made the install without cutting out the original harness as the instruc...
1996 GMC K2500 Suburban 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 3GKGK26J5T
first off i would like to thank everyone for your support. This vehicle was a head ache and now we can effectively say it is over. I had several responses to this vehicle with thoughts of vacuum leaks. which is were i was headed but was not able to verify this...
1999 GMC C2500 Sierra SL 5.7L power steering VIN: 1GCGC24UOX
thanks for all the help.the problem was in the ps steering pump. replaced gian and was fine.i did pull the pressure line off and started engine no pressure.thanks agian gary
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Hesitation VIN: 1HGEJ8249W
Hey guys, Thanks for all the replies. 99% suggested checking the cam timing one way or another. We did a vacuum test and got a steady reading of 14 which confirmed the timing problem. What had me a little stumped was that compression was good and no check en...
1946 Jeep jp 45CID rear axle VIN: 46942XXXXX
I am glad to say this one is fixed. Thanks to Randy, Mike, Troy, John, Denny, and Paul. All of the replies that I received were excellent and very helpful. I really appreciate everyone taking the time to help. The replies ranged from an offer of an axle housin...
1992 Lincoln Continental 3.8L Air Suspension VIN: 1LNLM974XN
i would like to thank everyone for the help i recieved on the lincoln. i have a better understanding of the system. iwas never able to duplicate the situation again. i even removed the rear height sensor and examined the connector and wiring closely. i reinsta...
2001 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L readiness status inc VIN: 1YVGF22C31
Yes this has been a fix. Thanks to all who replied. Some of the replies were on the right track. The problem is that the monitor was not given a chance to run completely. One of the replies said to drive the vehicle @ 65 mph for 15 min, and it should complete ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L no shift VIN: WDBJF65F1W
Morning everone, This shiftless Benz is out there wasting money again! I got several replies concerning the transmission recognition switch. I replaced the transmission conduit, and serviced it for good measure, cleaned the fluid from the harness and still no ...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L cluster VIN: 1G2NE52M7T
2 replys said poss. ign. switch.cust. need care back and to worried about putting more mony into the car.
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Surge, Stall VIN: 1G2NE52T5V
Thanks to all who replied. I checked the fuel pressure regulator several times and it was always dry and the system never seemed to lose any pressure unless it sat overnight. Due to so many that replied that it was the regulator, I rechecked it using my exh ga...
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L engine VIN: 1G2WP52K5V
hello everyone, thanks for all your help. problem solved it was a combination of a cracked upper plenum gasket and missing o-ring that goes on the pcv valve. thanks again for evryone's help brett [...]
1986 Porsche 944 2.5L clutch pedal VIN: WPOAA0943G
Thanks for all the great replys, I reverse bled thru the slave cyl with a oil can filled with brake fluid and the pedal sticks no more... thanks Steve
1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L Stall VIN: YS3DD58B3T
Thanks to everyone who replied. 12 replies and all correct. We replaced the ignition switch after monitoring voltages and seing the +15 ckt loose voltage. The car is back in service and eveyone is happy.I have seen a few of these switches fail but normally I s...
1999 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF6351X
Several ground wires from the ecm are joined together in two round terminals attached by an 8mm bolt in the intake manifold to the right (passenger) side of the ignition coil. I had no voltage drop from the negative battery post to the bolt and manifold but 25... Trouble codes: P0130.
1991 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: JT4RN81A8M
Dear Members, Thank you for technician who e-mail me for advise. I appreciate very much. None of them hit the nail, neither I. What I did to compromise the problem, I adjusted ignition timing about 5 degree advance, and add 700 ohm to ECT. I measure the CO and...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L secondary air VIN: 3VWBB61C4W
Thanks to all who replied. I checked the pump for water and did not find any. Vac hoses were also good. Sec air injection solenoid valve was not letting vac return into the system. Replaced valve and vehicle had no problems. Thanks again, Jason White
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, reduced power VIN: 3VWRF81H9X
Thank you all for the great feedback. Almost everyone had the same advise. Checked intake manifold, the build-up was so bad, the intake passage was smaller than a dime. Followed test steps advised by David in So. Cal and Ed from New Hampshire. Per Byron from O... Trouble codes: P1550.
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA63BOX
First of all, thank you for the replies, the majority of them MAF sensor, which I knew wasn't the problem due to the fact that I have never seen a bad one cause the problem that this car was having. The only thing that I have seen a bad MAF cause is a MIL with...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGB61J72
Thanks to all who replied to this post. We sent the customer to the dealer for a catalyst replacement. the dealer replaced the catalytic converter under warranty. Problem solved! I appreciate all of the replies. IATN is the greatest resource since the invent o... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst problem bank 1).
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L No Start, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1KS9612S
well most said the coolent temp. sensor behine the head was the prolbem & you were right = replaced the sensor & all is well, mitchell on demand said its in the heater core & thats why we could not find it. thanks to all that replyed,,,. keith Trouble codes: 123 (coolent temp sensor), 223 (iac valve).
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