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1991 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L unkown VIN: WAUKE54C2M
Dear Audi V8 specialists, this car came in with a coolant leak. The leak was coming from the waterpump, therefore we replaced watepump, thermostat and timingbelt. Refilled car, pressure test everything okay. Customer drove car for one week and now has another...
1992 Audi 100 S 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUBJ54A8N
Hey Guys, This car has a (starter cranks) no start condition and intermittantly will start and run fine, but only untill you turn it off, then no start for maybe the rest of the day. When no start is present there is no inj pulz or ignition. We have verified a...
1985 BMW 524td 2.4L temp gauge VIN: WBADB2401F
temp gauge doesnot work. unable to locate temp switch. my info doesnot match car. according to mitchell's the switch is combined with a resistance sender containing three wires. brown, brown/white, and brown/violet. i located sender with brown and brown/white ...
1989 BMW 525i 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, floods when cold VIN: WBAHC2308K
I'm not a euro mechanic, I'm just attempting to help a friend. I have done nearly no testing to this vehicle other than watching the symptoms. When cold, it floods the rear 3 cylinders to the point of fuel actually getting the exterior of the rear manifold wet...
1998 BMW 540i 4.4L compressor
Hello all, After replacing the engine on this BMW the A/C compressor will not come on for about 10 minutes after starting car. No power to compressor. Outside temp. gauge is working correctly. Not sure if problem existed before engine replacement. Evacuated a...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Steering VIN: WBADD6323W
Hi Guys; We have been trying to figure this problem out for several months. This 528i intermittently will have an area of resistence in the steering when turning right at slow speeds. It is more prevalent when backing. The wheel is harder to turn toward the en...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L Stall, Misfire, cold weather VIN: WBAAM5348Y
interm. vehicle stalls ,last winter had problem when starting in cold weather would have a miss then clear up ,wether got warm and car ran fine,now its starting to get cold out its starting to act up again,two weeks ago cel lite came on with cam sensor codes,h...
1994 Buick Century Custom 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: RRR6425548
Codes will set after driving a while and pcm will see solinoids fail. Pcm will set codes for the #3 solinoid first, then set code for #2 solinoid next. I can ground out each solinoid and cause egr to work and notice a drop in rpm with each one. I can test driv... Trouble codes: P1404, P1405
1994 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Transmission VIN: 1G4CW52L6R
Vehicle came in on tow, with specific problem of NO REVERSE. I verified complaint with no reverse cold or hot, doesn't even sound like it engages. Took line pressure readings posted below. All look normal at idle but low at full throttle. Scanned and received ...
1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L fuel guage VIN: 1G4CW52K3U
This car had a failed attempt to jump start, finally new battery was installed. Since then fuel gauge is all the way around and sits on the bottom side of the empty peg. Scan data shows accurate indication of fuel level, and fuel used data on dash is accurate....
1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L fuel gauge and turn signals VIN: 1G6KD52BSR
Vehicle came in with complaint of fuel gauge showing E (with plenty of fuel in tank} and turn signals not working. Problem occured rarely. Cleaned all grounds I could find and problem appeared to be solved. Vehicle came back one week later with same problem ex...
1990 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start, tries to start VIN: 2G1WN14T1L
The problem is a crank no/start. I have comunication with computer and no codes. I have all the basics fire, injector pulse, spark, cranking rpms, oil pressure, and everything I have checked checks out ok. The car cranks and tries to start but will not.
1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L engine
Sorry this is long winded but I will give you the whole history on car. Customer had vehicle in to check for overheating concern. Diagnosed as possible bad head gasket and customer tore heads off himself- very capable to do this, third time he has pulled 3.1 h...
1996 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GBDM19WTB
fuel pressure when running at 78-80 psi.engine rich.remove fuel return line and run into fuel can at engine intake manifold connection-pressure maintains 80 psi.regulator changed twice with same results.i wonder if plastic injector body could be at fault.there... Trouble codes: 172 (rich exhaust), 175 (rich exhaust)
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Heater core VIN: 2GCEK19R4V
It seems that many technicans have seen this problem before. Looking at the data base you would think someone has the answer. I have changed 10+ heater cores. Some last a month most last less than a week. I have flushed the coolant and insured ph and voltage a...
2002 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2G1WH55K42
the plastic upper intake plenum is melted through. the burn is above the egr passage that is directed at the top of the plenum. i can put on a new plenum, but what is the cure for correcting the problem? my local dealer doesn't have any tsb's on the problem an...
2002 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM19XX2
We service a fleet of nine 2002 and 2003 Astro vans. They have between 40k and 90k miles. Most of the vans have arrived with the mil light on. They store code PO442. Small evaporative emmisions leak. We have gone through all the tests but to no avail. Has anyo... Trouble codes: P0442
2001 Chrysler Voyager 3.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1C4GJ25371
Hello This van will stall intermittently and some times will restart and others it will not restart. I found no codes stored. Scan tool snap shot shows that the PCM is tring to make adjustments to correct the stall. I found that the oil light will come on and ...
2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L Electronic VIN: 2C4GP44R35
Complait no blower motor operation.Cause blown resister, replaced 800 mile later same thing .checked blower fan for proper air flow also using a curent probe 18 amps on high speed 6amp on low 12 on med speed .checked with other new van same curent draw.also ch...
1993 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L loose comunication VIN: 1P4GH44R5P
OK Guys & Gals are you ready for this one.All right I've already tested all the input and output speed sensors with my lab scope, good pattern and no drop outs at all. Went thru all the fix data base repairs. I did find that the ETAX relay was bad, so I just r...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 3B7HF13YXV
This truck stalled while driving & will not restart. It tries to start in clear-flood mode,but then continues to crank when the gas pedal is released. I've done a compresion test & no problem found.it has good spark,at least it lights my in-line spark tester.I...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L No Start VIN: 3B7HF13Z6W
the truck was towed into shop.the truck will start right up and run for 2 seconds & die.it acts like it has a theft system on it.you can run the truck on choke cleaner.the scan tool reads rpm.we checked at pcm for crank & cam signals with lab scope,both had go... Trouble codes: P0320
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Speedometer, fuel and temp guages VIN: 1B4GP44G4Y
This caravan came in for several dash warning lights on and no guage operation. I ran a scan test and found the only computer communicating was the PCM I had no communication with the TCM, ABS, and MIC modules. I backprobed the ccd bus at the diagnostic connec...
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Misfire VIN: 2B3HD46R61
Im working on a 2001 Dodge intrepid with the 2.7L engine.I did a cylinder head job because water pump went bad and timing chain jumped and bent all the valves,there was lots of antifreeze in the oil.Now i have low compession,cylinder#1-80psi,3-95psi,5-90psi,2-... Trouble codes: P0354
1991 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L no shift lights VIN: 1FMDU34XGM
Thanks for reading my post and rsponding. I have the above mentioned vehicle in for no 4 wd. The lights do not light and the motor does not shift. I tested the shift module IAW alldata. The LED flashes 4 times. I have voltage to the 8 wire harness terminal 7 w...
1993 Ford Probe 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 12VCT20ASP
hi out there i have one for all of you ford/mazda tecs this car came in to me with a stall and ruff idil after was warmed up and and you would come to a stop sing well i found week fule pump presher when it idiled ruff and i would loose the pump presher when s...
1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1LNLM91V2P
customer towed the car to our shop and complained about hard starting specially when cold. fuel pressure resulted normal at 37 psi., once we get it to start, it will run rough and rich mixture. when you accelerate it will hesitate.we tried replacing the mass a...
1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTDF15N5P
This is the first time truck has been in our shop. Was brought in with overheating problem and customer said it had a blown head gasket. We checked and verified it did. Replaced head gaskets and resurfaced heads. Customer brought back and said that now there w...
1994 Ford Probe 2.0L Coil Spring VIN: 1ZVLT20A8R
Vehicle has broken front coil spring. Discontinued at Ford and Mazda. NA from Spicer and Federal-Mogul. Anyone have a source for these? Thanks for any and all help!
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Fuel Tank VIN: 1FTCR14X1R
Hi guys I have a leak that is coming from the general area of the fuel tank. I have inspected the tank and it does not look damaged in any way. This is one of those black polyethylene tanks. This is a family car so I am once again heading into uncharted areas....
1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L 4-3 downshift VIN: 1FALP62W4S
harsh downshift at 35 mph
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...
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L timing chain VIN: 1FMYU24E6W
Hello again. Just a question this time or a little advice from you Ford techs out there. We've got this explorer with an engine noise that comes and goes we narrowed down to timing chain slap. My question is do we just change the tensioner or the whole 9 yards...
1999 Ford F-150 4.6L Drive-axles VIN: B676791149
hi techs : does any one know how to remove the rear drive axles .I removed the rear cover but there is a spring loaded clip that i see and i am not sure .the axle shafts are floating ,is this a common problem and what do i have to change . phil
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21F1Y
Hiya everyone, I have this F-250 7.3 that when it's cold the wait to start light only stay's on about 10-15 seconds, and wont start until about 25 seconds later while keeping the ignition on and the light remains out. the baro sensor is at 3.84 the engine oil ...
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP33PXY
Well guys been a little while since I needed help but this is the Boss' daughters car and of course it's not gonna give me a break hear it goes. This one came in w/ a reoccurring lean code this time it had a p1100 Maf curcuit problem. I suspect that the Maf pr... Trouble codes: P1100, P0171
2000 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L door locks VIN: 1FMSU43F4Y
this was a problem that showed up shortly after buying this new coustomer had dealer check it out but give up after a couple of trys. Thought I would run it by and see if anyone had fun into this before I got to deep into it Thanks
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTRX17WX1
Hello Group, Thanks in advance for any help with this one! This truck came to my shop with a complaint of a misfire under load. First thing first, I checked for an engine light or a continuous fault code to indicate the complaint and found nothing! I am using...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L airbag light VIN: TRX17W81KA
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this 01 F150 in with the light flashing out a 4 and a 7 which i assume is a 47. Alldata has little to go on with this one and I would be greatful for any help leading me to the cause. Thanks, Jason
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L 4x4
This vehicle came in our shop with 4x4 problems.Problem we are having is if this vehicle sits for several hours we can start it up and proceed to turn a corner and the vehicle binds,jerks and pops as if the 4x4 is engaged.This system has the three button switc...
1996 GMC C1500 Suburban 5.7L Steering VIN: 1GKEC16R6T
Hey All, Another GM product out to get me. The truck came in with a hard to turn problem when parking and low speed turns. replaced above parts for leaks. Pump is acdelc reman, lines are new aftermarket. The problem is still here after these repairs. Here is ...
1997 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GKCS18W6V
This vehicle came in friday with no start.Customer has replaced module, tune up parts and cam sensor in dist. I replaced crank sensor with no change.I have no pulse at module.I have all powers and grounds.According to trouble tree as per aldata I have a bad co... Trouble codes: 1361 (no crank signal)
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Pump over run VIN: 1HGCB7670N
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this Accord in that has the ABS light on and a code 1 stored for pump overrun. I have pulled the relay as per Alldata and jumpered it. The pump wizzes away but never really bears down to build pressure...
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMCD5667R
Trying to help a friend with this vehicle. Has a crank no start condition. Spark is nice and strong. I did not have a lot of tools at my disposal at his house but I have come to the conclusion that the fuel pump is either dead or weak. If I pull the supply lin...
1996 Infiniti G20 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: JNKCPO1D1T
hi folks, any help on this problem, vehicle holds back, cuts out especialy when cold, fuel trim is good, ignition system coil output is good, no codes in system, replace spark plugs but did not change condition, think it may be in the mass air flow??? any thou...
1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA2103T
new customer, car came in with mil light on code po172 stored[system rich bank1]. looking at freeze frame both fuel trims are above 20%, looking at current data both long term fuel trim are running 16-20, customer has previously replaced all three 0-2 sensors ... Trouble codes: 172 (fuel trim high)
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 Vanden Plas 4.0L pedal feel VIN: SAJKY1748L
When your are sitting still with the engine running and you apply slight brake pressure, the electric brake pump will activate and continue to run as long as you apply brake pressure. It also makes a hissing noise at the valve behind the master cylinder. If yo...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4GZ58Y7R
Thanks for reading my problems. Vehicle in my brother's shop won't accelerate from idle more than very gently. No difference load or no load. Above idle runs fine, off idle tip-in drops out nearly to stall. I tried it with and without the EGR valve connected, ...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4EX58SXT
dear techs this jeep was towed in,it will crank want start, had no spark no injector pulse, had code p0320 no crank reff signal at pcm, scaner reads 0 rpms when crank the engine, check crank sensor circuit had 5 volts good ground signal wire had flat line,so w... Trouble codes: P1391, P0320
1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L insturment cluster VIN: 19R36XJ8R5
hi jeep techs I, a jeep tech is stumped on a cluster issue the cluster drops out on the customer while he is driving and even with the tsb connectors done he pounds on the dash and it stays off. there is no rythm or reason to the issue and when he brings it i...
1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L long cranking times VIN: 1J4FF68S0X
Hi tech's, Thanks in advance for any help. Customer complains ( I have to crank it over for a long time for it to start). I began by checking fuel pressure. 44 PSI. when i shut off vehicle, fuel pressure will drop to 0 PSI in about 3 minutes or less. If I rest...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L oil pressure gauge VIN: 1J4G248S4Y
Vehicle came in with oil pressure gauge always reading low.Remembering that oil psi was monitored by pcm, hooked up scanner and found code P0523 stored. Oil psi voltage did read high, so I removed the sensor to check oil psi with gauge and found it to be well ... Trouble codes: P0523 (oil pressure voltage high)
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Multi-Display , Climate Control & Stereo VIN: JT6HF10U8X
Hello Lexus Tech.'s...I could really use your expertise with this headache. Vehicle came in with no radio function , no CD function , (however the tapeplayer was working) , no climate control function and the "multi-display" lighting up but no visible informat...
1998 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Elect Variable Orifice VIN: 1LNFM82W6W
We have looked at this car a few times.The complaint is the lady starts up her car in the morning and backs out of her drive tries to turn the steering wheel and it turns harder than normal until she turns several more blocks then it gets a lot better.WE KEPT ...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNHM87A7Y
We think that we may have a bad pcm or rear control module but do not want to overlook other possibilities,any help would be greatly appreciated.thank you for your time Trouble codes: P1233, P1641, B2172, P0715, P0717
1974 Mercedes-Benz 280 2.7L Mechanical VIN: 1140601211
Hi guys! This is a request for any of you Mercedes guys. In rebuilding this engine I can not find the torque specs for the camhousing bolts. (8mm) All information I find is for the cylinder head bolts which torque to 58 ft lbs but the 8mm bolt torque is not l...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WDBDA41055
I have an 1988 Mercedes 190E that has very poor starting- especially after a hot soak. I made a test fitting to monitor the fuel pressure and it starts out at 100 when the pump is running (this fitting is just a "T" so it does not "deadhead" the fuel pumps- ju...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L Evaporator VIN: WDBGA32E5P
Do U have any cautions or tricks to make this 20+ hour labor job go faster? I have read the Mitchell OD5 r&r and it sounds like a willy of a tear down! I don't want to start a 'strip' down job like this blind. It has been 8 years since I had to rip into a Benz...
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1MEFM58S1X
drive car about 25 to 45 mph at times will misfire like a bad wire.blocked off egr valve no different.checked fuel and replaced filter both seem ok.will not miss under brake test,have tried 3 rd gear and over drive no different.seems to be more violent than tc...

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1998 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L oil warning lamp VIN: 1G4CW52L5W
Well, sorry for not being able to get back to you all until now. Our client has not been able to bring the vehicle back to get us to check it out again. I am armed with a psi gauge (neither of my two new mech's had one either) and a wiring diagram. She is afra...
1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6CD53B7N
Thank you to all that responded. Although the car ran well most of the time the problem was the fuel injectors. They all past ohm and balance tests but 3 failed during a hot current ramp test. This was causing a shorted condition in the pcm that shut it down a...
1997 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L right marker/tail VIN: 1G6EL12Y7W
There are seperate fuses for the right side tail lamps and the left side tail lamps. These fuses are in the trunk compartment fuse box. They are both 10 amp.It was the fuse.What a bonehead
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDM19W6X
It turned out to be a bad distributor cap, the aftermarket cap that was replaced a couple of months ago had high resistance (10,000 ohms)in the coil to center electrode circuit, the cam crank timing is still out 15 degrees but it dosn't seem to effect driveabi... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiply Cylinder Misfire).
1992 Dodge Colt 1.5L no power VIN: JB3CU14A9N
I am going to close this post with out having a fix to back it up. This vehicle is just odd. It is my vehicle and I have tried a used MAF sensor because the baro readings were off. Still no fix. There is no cat in the manifold and the exhaust has no restrictio...
1993 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Cultch Disc
I found the problem. It was the slave cylinder. It was missing a return strap. Lets see if I can explain this,the slave cylinder is supposed to have a return strap on it. When the cylinder is 'at rest' it is fully extended. It is supposed to have a strap tha...
1997 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Misfire VIN: 2B4FP253XV
Well guys thanks again for all the info. Sorry that I havn't gotten back to this earlier, but we were trying to get a hold of the customer to see how his van was running. Apparently he see that is not acting up any more. If you are looking for a diffinative an... Trouble codes: P0302.
1997 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L Valve guide or Oil Rings VIN: 1B7GG26Y6V
Thanks for all the replies! I tried plugging all vacuum sources and checking for vacuum in the crankcase, but didnt detect any! I removed the intake manifold anyway and installed a new pan gasket and reinstalled the intake manifold. Doing this did stop most of...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L exhaust leak VIN: 1B4GP44GXY
Hello Most replies said to send the car to an exhaust shop, I have a bender and a very expirienced exhaust tech (20 yrs). This pipe is a crossover from front manifold to rear, I feel any kind of repair here will be a patch. Unfortunatly the pipe only fits tw...
1994 Ford Probe 2.5L engine VIN: 1ZVL22B8R5
Fixed. Thank you all for your replies. Keith from Washington and Brian from Michigan win the prize. They replied that oil consumption that high had to be more than valve stem seals. This was a salvage yard engine so no history. We mororvaced the cylinders seve...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L radiator VIN: 1FTCR14X1R
I was told that these vehicles have been known to fail intake gaskets. After removing the intake the gasket was pretty ripped apart. Kind of difficult to determine at that time if it was bad or not. But a new gasket did seem to solve the problem. This truck wa...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5145W
[...] hit it right on the head. His suggestion to disconnect the DPFE and drive the car to see if code P0340 sets was a fast easy way to diag. the problem. He went on to recommend a new 'plastic' sensor to fixed the problem. I new metal one (tri... Trouble codes: DTC34.
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L 2-1shift VIN: 2FMZA5149W
Thank you for all the ideas,they were all interesting,the fix for this car was to overfill the trans as many suggested,so far all is well
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6538X
Hi, guys sorry for the wait. Finally got vehicle back. After repairing the wiring as mentioned on the up date message. checked the cam timing as mention by every one. Wow, all the idlers and the tensioner were about to brake. The tensioner bearing was freezing... Trouble codes: P0340.
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L stumble/hesitation VIN: 1FAFP5SU5Y
i would like to thank frank,brian,dave,james,paul and jose for ther replies.all were helpful.james hit it right on the head.synchronizer was off only slighly.i reset it and test drove car and problem was gone.i would suggest to anyone before removing synchroni...
1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L brakes sticking VIN: 3GKFK16R1X
Well, This one is fixed! Thank you one and all for your response. I received over 20 responses on this. Bottom line is the brake booster was the culprit. I had many responses that thought the booster was the problem. I also learned a few other things that are ...
1987 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2BCHL81J1H
the o2 sensor replaced readings better customer will let us know thanks to the four who responded joe
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW58N1X
Thanks for all the help. I went ahead and replaced the cmp sensor. runs great now. There was no signs of it rubbing the sensor ring. Just a shorted sensor. Also engine seemed to crank over slowly so I tested battery and it failed. Richard had stated weak batte... Trouble codes: P0340, P1391, P0505.
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Rear Park Lights VIN: 1J4G248S2Y
Hello everyone and thanks in advance for the help on this one. This problem ended up being the rear sockets that twist into the tail lamp assemblies. The sockets must distort and make poor connections. We replaced the two rear taillamp/stoplamp sockets(sockets...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L slabs box VIN: SALTY1540Y
Sent to Land Rover dealership to reset computers. Aparently box replacement or swaping has caused the [...]. Thanks for the help, you guys are the best, Dave
1993 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Factory Alarm VIN: 1LNLM91V6P
Thanks to Dennis and Chris I found the trunk lock cylinder switch to be bad, replaced the switch and fixed the car. Thanks again. Joe [...]
1996 Lincoln Town Car Anniversary 4.6L no crank intermittently VIN: 1LNLM82W1T
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. The overwhelming source of your responses was a corroded solenoid terminal at the starter. This in fact was the case. We installed a reman starter and installed a new connector. Works like a champ. Thanks, ...
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNFM97V3W
thanks to those who responded. i was told to check egr system, fuel pressure with pinching off return line and check coil boots, which were all things we had checked. we ended up swapping #7 & #8 injectors and replaced #7 spark plug. problem has not reappeared... Trouble codes: P0307.
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L axle removal-left VIN: JM1TA2213S
I received 9 replies on this one !, all with good ideas such as using a brake adjuster as a wedge, or a chisel in the same manner, removing the right axle and knocking the axle out from the right side. Also the availability of a tool for this job from snap-on ...
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L unable to comunicate VIN: JM3LW28G5Y
Thanks for help. Mazda at first did not want to cover this under any warranty or recall. They did cover it at no charge. The Illinois EPA also has a web site for recalls relating to OBDII. This Mazda was not listed under the recall. Sometimes just a little ext...
1986 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA22E52
Thanx again guys, for taking a look, however, I mistakingly sabotaged my own request. The vehicle is a 96, not an 86. Duane from Alaska picked up on my dislexia and offered some proper amperage readins on the switchover valve, and proper techniques to check th... Trouble codes: P1441 (canister purge switchover valve without function).
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L O2 not switching VIN: WDB1070461
Thanks to all who replied. The car was not going into closed loop. Thanks to Mike [...] who suggested a 1000 ohm resistor in the 2 wires at the trimmer plug. car runs great and switches.
1991 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L No Start VIN: 1N4EB31B6M
This one is a pure evil nightmare. I have to thank those who took the time to respond although half of them were wanting me to check the things that I put in my opening post that were already done. Thanks anyway.. But here it goes.. There were two fuses blown ...
1992 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L LH drive axle VIN: JN1EJ01FXP
Hi Guys, Thanks for the input. Well the Nissan is on the road again with a new Nissan clip, but the cause of the failure is still undetermined. The suspension and mounts are in great shape and the axle takes a considerable amount of effort to 'pop' it out of...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21DXS
REPLACE THE COOLANT TEMP SENSOR. Thats what most of replies stated. It seems that these are a common failure item on the vehicles, and that test the sensor it self does not always confirm that the sensor is bad. So the default is to just replace the sensor, wh... Trouble codes: P0340, P0098, P0034.
1993 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Fuel Inectors inoperative VIN: 1G2HX53L33
The VATS module was installed and vehicle started right up. So much for all that was done was welding on the exhaust pipe. Thanks for everyone's help and responses. I even received a phone call from 'BILL FULTON'.Also a special thanks to my son Mark Frazer.
2001 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.4L ses light on VIN: 1G2JD12T7Y
Thanks to all who responded. I put a AC Delco alternator in it and sure enough it did the trick. Thanks Again.
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 3.2L transaxle clutch VIN: WPOCB2984Y
Dear Friends, we removed transaxle and tested the Dual Mass Flywheel according to Porsche bulletin # 1360, our DMF was moving more than 15mm to each side and did not return on its own. Therefore we replaced DMF and clutch assembly, we also installed the upda...
1995 Subaru Legacy 2.2L no power VIN: 4S38BK6557
Sorry this took so long to reply. I wanted to make sure it was fixed. Well after going through the suggested list, we found bad ground wires on left strut tower under the hood. The wires actually pulled out of thier connection without breaking the insulation. ...
2002 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Pump
Sorry for the delayed response. I couldn't get any data with my scanner so I sent customer to dealer since it was still under warranty. Dealer cut rotors? and called problem resolved. I am waiting for cust. to return at next service to find out if problem has ...
1990 Toyota Corolla DLX 1.6L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2AE94K8L
I recieved a couple of replies telling me what the purpose of the circuit opening relay is,basically it feeds power to the fuel pump.This relay is controoled by the ecm,after sseing a rpm signal the ecm grounds the relay.The relay had a weak coil so i changed ...
1992 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4T1VK13E2N
It was the PCM. 3 of the 6 drivers were failing causing injector on time to load up cylinders. Thank you for the suggestions
2002 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L abs light VIN: NZE121-314
hi guys : thanks to Jaime for your reply and also to Rashid for your reply also .thecar had two broken wires between the battery and the fender,it toook me a while to sort out but thanks to all those who replied again i want to say thanks . phil
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Stall, Misfire VIN: 3VWWA81H9T
Well, I feel like a real heel. I wish I could thank everyone personally (you know who you are, because if your like me you have been watching for fixes that you offered help on,) But the replies and emails were very many. It seems these vehicles have big pro... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0301 (Misfire 1 cylinder).
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