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1997 Audi A4 1.8L temp on 150 VIN: WAUCB88D4V
Thanks all you audi tech's in advance, but we do not do audi's, and this poor girl is pregnant with twins and has a small baby with her and there is no audi dealer around. So, we have this 97 A4 1.8 turbo that has no heat [it is 20* here] we read most of the r...
1997 Audi A4 2.8L sun roof VIN: WAUEA88D7V
good morning: this car was brought in for several things. it belongs to a dealer. we have fixed most of the suff, but the sunroof will cycle by it self. just back and forth about 4 or so inches, then imediately return to the up in the back position then to cl...
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 740iL 4.4L pulsation VIN: WBAGJB8328
hello techs. this car is in good shape but it has a wierd front end shimmy like a brake pulse (rotor deflection) you would swear the rotor was junk. we spin them up and no deflection . we cut them and the same thing. this is fronts . this problem only happens ...
1986 Buick Electra T-Type 3.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G4CF69B6G
veh. will not start attempts to hit, then wait a little then it will fire up and run fine, then attempt to accel. and back fires misses as if out of time, dies wont start, runs good when wants to, then dies, attempt to start acts as if its out of time. need he... Trouble codes: 42 (est malfunction)
1999 Buick Regal GS 3.8L noise in driver side font VIN: 2G4WF5216X
I have one giving me real a problem. I don't like to throw parts at them to fix them, but thats where I'm at with this one. It's got a "popping/creaking" noise coming from the drivers side front suspension(?). So far, we have changed the axle 2 times, lower ba...
1985 Cadillac Eldorado 4.1L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6EL5789F
This Caddy is driving me nuts. I have tried 2 computers and a prom. It has set just about every code that is possible.. What are the odds of having all of them go bad at the same time?? not too good.. I have measured the grounds and the power all of which seem... Trouble codes: 18, 19 (crank signal open / fuel pump circuit), 22, 23 (open tps and est bypass), 25, 30 (modulated displacement and isc motor failure), 34, 35 (map sensor and baro shorted), 44, 45 (o2 sensor lean and rich), 51 (prom error)
1988 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCFK24K0J
Lunch Time!! This truck was towed in with a no start cond. The truck died while driving. I have good spark and no fuel injector control and a working fuel pump. I did the scratch test on the purple and white wire ( Dist Ref ) with a test light on B+ and the in...
1994 Chevrolet Beretta 3.1L starts & dies VIN: 1G1LV15MXR
hi this car will fire and die will not run more than two seconds i can keep it running with carb cleaner i have checked injector wiring for short i replaced both crank sensors & i changed injector with good used set.customer replaced ign module & cam sensor & ... Trouble codes: 82 (3x signal error in history)
1996 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L fuel gauge VIN: 1GBFG15R4T
Hello group, as mentioned below the original complaint was intermittent fuel gauge inop. Faulty sender diagnosed and replaced by another shop. Customer complained the tank would be empty when the gauge said 1/2. They then installed an O.E. tank unit. The gauge...
1997 Chevrolet C1500 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GTEK14W8V
i group, this truck have an misfire when the rpm reach 2000-2500,and the problem occur on the cruise without an engine load. Misfire on cyl 3-4 and the problem disapear when the engine have a load. The tp is at about 7-10 degres and with the snap shot we can s... Trouble codes: P0300
2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GG1ND52J0
Hi. Need some advice/direction here. Have a well maintained, low mileage car with no symptoms whatsoever other than the MIL light (P0403). We ran the diagnostics for the trouble code and everything seemed ok, so we replaced the EGR Valve. The code was pending ... Trouble codes: P0403 (EGR Pintle Position Error)
2000 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2CNBE18C8Y
runs rough and stalls when put in gear. turn idle up drops back done on its own. no vaccum leaks.timing ok.
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Radio VIN: 1GNEK13Z33
Hello gents, thanks for your time. This particular vehicle is my own, hate working on my own. The problem is quite obvious, it blows the radio fuse in the underhood PDC, no rhyme, no reason. Put a new fuse in and it last about 4 days or so, then poof. The only...
1995 Dodge Stratus 2.4L No Start VIN: 1B3EJ46X9S
came into my shop as a no start checked for spark none was found. car pulses the injectors asd system working have cam and crank signal on scan tool . i can fire the coil with my scan tool but none when you try to crank coil has power on the center wire but it...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3B7HF1327V
Hello, This truck came in earlier this week with a check engine light on and a definate miss at idle. We verified the miss with a scanner, and could watch as the Cyl #4 misfire counts would increase. Above idle, the misfire would quit. We swapped everything... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cyl 4 misfire)
1997 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L morning start up VIN: 1B7GL23Y4V
before i go on fellas i wana thnak you guys for help.problem is in the morning try starting vehicle,will not idle at all need to keep foot on gas pedal.till totally warmed up..then after will vehicle be operating fine.i appreciate any input from you techs out ...
1998 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L front end VIN: 2B3HD46R45
Hi people, new to this great service, but here goes. I have this 98 intreped that came in with a clunking noise in the front end only when you turn to a complete left and then to a complete right and then back to the left again and so on. I replaced front stru...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L Electronic VIN: 1B7HF13Z8X
Hello to you all, This Dodge is causing me to question many things, let me run it past you for some help. Trans will not upshift due to believing it is too cold out - reads -40 on Snap on Scanner and DRB 3. Voltage Display is .47 Volts on scanner, but DVOM rea...
1988 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FTBR1UA2J
testing your memory we have a problem,,, truck came in customer said no oil pres,, we shop checked op and was good hot and cold,, pulled valve cover checked oil flow at lifters and cam very good and eng clean,, found 1 bad lifter ,, installed all new lifters ...
1988 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 4.9L starter VIN: 1FTDE14XYJ
Vehicle arrives on the hook. Customer complaint: starter will not shut off, runs continuously, must remove battery cable in order to stop the starter. Vehicle has previously had at another shop all the parts listed. We install new aftermarket starter solenoid ...
1989 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.3L unknown VIN: 1F0KE37M3K
ECONOLINE DIESEL 7.3L HARD START, ALSO NO START 1989 Thanks first off guys, this has been on going for two or three years, we put oe plugs in, also cntroller, fixed the plug harness, not recently well its back wont start and its not even cold yet.tomorrow we w...
1992 Ford E-150 Econoline XL 4.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTEE14Y0N
This vehicle runs pig rich!On start up runs fine,o2 starts working,coolant temp gets around 145 and vehicle will go into closed loop.When this happens o2 voltage goes straight to .911 v and stays there.Short term fuel will go to -20,after about two minutesit w...
1994 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMEU15H3R
hello everyone i have a bronco that breaking my balls the problem i am having is it has a rough ilde stall and a tip in hesitation only during the first 3 minutes of drive cycle hot or cold after long or short soak. once past the problem the truck runs perfect...
1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L 4-3 downshift VIN: 1FALP62W4S
harsh downshift at 35 mph
1996 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR15U0T
Hi All,This ranger has eaten my lunch. It came in with a stuck engine from an oil pump drive gear failure. Replaced the engine with a used unit out of a 1999 ranger with 74000 miles on it. Also replaced the clutch. I used the injectors, fuel rail,Upper plenum... Trouble codes: P1132, P1152
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6534T
This car when cold and first started will develop a misfire and sometimes die after you rev it up and let it idle back down. The odd thing is it isn't always the same cylinder. It seems to be a different one each time. I've checked spark and injecter pulse whi...
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L starts and stalls VIN: 1FTCR14A4V
Truck came in with problem of starting and stalling after an extended hot soak about 1/2 hour to several hours. When you attempt to start the engine it runs for a couple of seconds at high idle and then dies. Checked the MAF and throttle body, both very dirty ... Trouble codes: 1460 (WOT ac relay circuit malfunction)
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L speedometer VIN: 1FTRF17L3W
Speedometer drops to zero when cold. This happens very intermittently. Transmission doesn't shift correctly when speedo quits and speed signal to ecm is lost. Happens so infrequently and for a very short time making problem hard to pinpoint. Has anyone run acr...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMPU18LXW
Hello everyone. Had what I thought was a simple coil problem.(ha ha ha). Cust brought in with a serious misfire problem. Scanned and did not find any codes. Did some more tests and found #4 and #6 coil in-op. Replaced both coils and replaced all the spark plug...
1999 Ford F-150 4.6L Unknown VIN: B676791149
hi techs: I change brake pads on the front of this vehicle and brake shoes on the rear of this vehicle ,now that i start this vehicle the brake pedal goes to the ground .I bleed the brakes twice and did not brake the lines while installing the pads .when engi...
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1PAFP56S0Y
I have a very similar problem to the one discribed by Steve Miner. The car came in with a P0306 Mil light on. The engine only misfires at idle. It will idle fine until 33-34 seconds after start up. I believe that this is caused by the increased idle of the idl... Trouble codes: P0306 (Misfire 6 Cylinder)
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
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 Accord LX 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5649W
hello this car was towed in to my shop with a no start condition. i replaced the fuel pump and cleaned the strainer which was plugged with ugly black junk but was not able to find a fuel filter at the time which wraps around the pump inside the tank. the car t...
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...
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Timing chains/tensioners VIN: SAJGX2047X
Hi Jaguar mechanics. I am replacing timing related items on this V8 due to the notorious secondary tensioner failure and I have been studying the subject online, in Alldata, Mitchell on Demand and in JTIS shop manual. On this particular car the chains have n...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Unknown VIN: SAJDA01D4Y
This '00 S-Type has got us stumped. The car simply won't stay in gear on an incline. The transmission operating temperature is in the normal range. The fluid level is good and there are no signs of burning. The problem can be stopped (briefly) by going through...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJDA01P51
This engine sometimes takes long crank time to start when hot. Good fuel pressure inspect spark plug valleys for oil or water, check connector to main fuel pump seems ok. Fuel pressure does not drop off however same effect of a bad check valve. Any ideas would...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, loses fuel pressure VIN: 1J4FX58SXW
Good morning group. I have a 98 grand cherokee that belongs to my WIFE so i have to fix this one quickly. It had an intermittant fuel gauge and if it sits for more than a few minutes it has a long cranking time. I have done a fuel pressure test and determined ...
2001 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L awd VIN: 5LMFU28R61
The vehicle came in with a complaint of wipers quitting, 4wd light flashing, heated and cooled seats operating with the key off. Found power dist. box wet and corroded on the inside, Replaced power dist. box and had the windshield resealed. Reassembled and rec...
2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L air bag VIN: JGRF356KWE
air bag light flashing code 2 then 1 ( both seem to be at the same speed could be 21? but 2 then 1 nodata doent help with this, any help
1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1070441201
Hey, I haven't the technical info on this old d-jet car. Anyone have info on tps testing and map sensor testing on this old 4.5? It runs rough cold and hesitates popping through the intake and then smooths out when warm. I took the injection points out and cle...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L radio VIN: 4JGAB54E3Y
Hello everybody, I got what I thought was the same old same old. merecedes ml320 towed in no start. Bad battery. replaced it with confidence radio code in hand. Then the nightmare starts. key on started up everything ok. Entered the radio code 5 digits pressed...
1997 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, DIES VIN: 4M2DV1114V
after this van is driven or idles for aprox 20-30 minutes it begins to idle rough and dies. idle air controll valve jumps between 60 and 100 when the vehicle is acting up. the timing advance is also jumping between 13 and 35. there is a vacuum leaking sound ( ... Trouble codes: P0325, P0300
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L barke lights VIN: 1ZWHT61L8X
Customer calls today and asks us why we didn't repair her red brake light that were on? We said that bring it back in and we wold check the brake fluid and see if maybe we had not topped it off. Upon customer arriving she went to the back of the vehicle and lo...
1994 Nissan D21 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1N6SD11S9R
Hope some one can help with this one. I am working on a 94 Nissan Pickup that is over fueling. Tested o2 sensor found at idle reads full rich intermittently spikeing lean, at 2500 rpm. switches normally. replaced distributor cap and rotor, plugs, fuel filter, ...
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...
1996 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L headlights VIN: 1G3GR6ZC2T
The headlights on this car blink erratically when the switch is turned off. If the lights are turned on they work just fine, but when the switch is off they flash off & on. This car has Daytime Running Lights and Twilight Sentinel, controlled by a Lamp Control...
1978 Pontiac Firebird 5.7L rear springs
I am putting the rear springs from this car under a 1952 GMC panel wagon.The question I have is what is the measurement between the front spring and rear spring mounting bolts(on frame-not spring).I do not have donor car and have been unable to locate one for ...
1991 Pontiac Sunbird LE 3.1L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1G2JB11T8M
when the car is in open loop idles great, but once in closed loop the integrator number 128 drops down to 90 - 95 and the block learn follows. Idle gets so bad it stalls and then fires up no problem. when o2 is unplugged the car idles good but then its in open...
1995 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L security VIN: 2S25222138
dear techs, vehicle will not prefome bulb chrck with key in on possition insterment cluster lights only come on with key in start possition only security light flashes no code not familure with gm cars please help
1997 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.4L speedometer VIN: 1GMDX03E1V
A local transmission shop called me to look at speedometer that on the hoist starts working in drive after about 20-30 seconds and then shifts fine. Speedometer works instantly in reverse. Scoped the pattern of the VSS at PCM, looked perfect, in D and R. Trans...
2004 Suzuki BALENO -JXL 1300CC No Start, after some running VIN: 2546859135
after running 25 to 30 km the vehicle was stop. after this no starting the engine. the vehicle was stop of 2-hours, easily starting the engine so when engine normal temperature easily starting after running 25 to 30 km stop and no starting please help me
1990 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT4VN01D0L
on overnight or 5 hour sit, this truck will hesistate bad cold only. as soon as it warms up, it goes away. checked archives and said problems with egr, coolant temp sensor, and carboned up intake. coolant temp sensor cold read 2.60 volts. checked after it warm...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21CX7
good evening: have replaced air flow meter with two. one new,vw, and one rebuilt vw. continues to reset code right after clearing. checked wiring from the sensor to the computer, and all have good connection. cheked all the grounds. ok. am leaning toward the ... Trouble codes: P0102
1987 Volvo 245 2.3L battery
The battery goes dead after sitting overnight. Customer bought a new battery to try and solve this problem, but still drains overnight. The problem started right after the Volvo dealer installed a new factory radio. I have checked for a drain by disconnecting ...
1991 Volvo 240 2.3L seal VIN: YV1AA8849M
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS90D7X
If anyone that has experience with vadis we could use a little assistance. While pulling codes using the vadis dvd and the VCT2000 we have a reoccurring problem of an SRS lamp popping up after clearing codes and we are unable to communicate with the SRS system...

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1992 Audi 100 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUEJ54A69
This vehicle is likely to be fixed soon. At present the replies I have received have all verified what I have been double checking. I would be happy to post the repair to anyone who would email and ask. At present I am out of the country so when I have this re...
2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Oil pressure light VIN: WAUDC28D9Y
We got the car back in and changed the oil to synthetic as was suggested from the replies we got. The oil light did not come on as frequently but did still come on while driving. I showed the customer the information regarding the slugging problem this engine ...
1991 BMW 850i 5.0L battery VIN: WBAEG22040
Hi all, the customer elected to take his vehicle back without finding the fault with the dash. The battery drain was in fact OK after approx 18 minutes. (see update below) Thanks to all who responded.
1994 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Transmission VIN: 1G4CW52L6R
Thank you all for the very valuable information. I sold a new Jasper Transmission. I explained to customer that there is no telling what we will find on tear down for a rebuild. He just wanted vehicle back so we will R&R with Jasper trans. When I get it down I...
1996 Buick Regal Custom 3.1L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2G4WB52M4T
Thanks for all of the replys on this one. It turned out to be a blown intake gasket. I would have checked it sooner but it didnt act like a blown intake gasket and using propane picked up nothing. We removed the oil fill cap and it had a small vacuum on it. Yo...
1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L fuel guage VIN: 1G4CW52K3U
Thanks again! 18 replies the first day, and all right on track. It seems the cluster can be replaced without reprogramming, may have dip switches on back to be set. However, most replies stated moving the needle back around would fix. Some suggested a wire or ...
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Surge, Misfire, Slight bucking 30-50 VIN: 1G6KD52YXT
The replies for this vehicle were tremendous and I can't do justice in summarizing them. Checked ignition system even though it was new, tried new MAP sensor, Linear EGR valve, and replaced both upstream oxygen sensors. Most responses said that these engines h...
1988 Chevrolet Beretta GT 2.8L No Start VIN: 1G1LV11W2J
well guys I Have finally got this one running and I have to be honest heres what I found. The wires on the crank sensor connector were hooked up wrong, the bad part is I put the connector on, well the wires were pretty discolored from oil and heat ,and I hooke...
1993 Chevrolet C2500 Silverado 6.5L overdrive VIN: 1GCGC29F5P
Thanks for all the great help. It turn out to be the pressure sensor, but meanwhile it has burned up the overdrive, so we replaced it with a SERTA from GM thanks Chris
1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L Courtesy Lights VIN: 1GNFC16R4X
It had been 6 months since the problem started and I had the fuse out. When I had put the fuse back in 1 week ago the lights were working properly and Still are. Thanks for the advise.
2002 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2G1WH55K42
it didn't take much of a test drive, won't due over 30 floored and awful back pressure sound. removed the converter, front was coated with a black looking substance. wish i knew where that came from! the car runs fine, but the cause of the converter failure ma...
2004 Chevrolet COLORADO 3.5L sir light coming on VIN: 1GCDT13634
Sorry for the delay in closing my post. I got some very good responses to this problem I would like to thank all the guys that spent time on this. After reading all the replies my concerns about modification to the SIR system where confimed. The sensor under t...
2001 Chrysler Voyager 3.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1C4GJ25371
This van is fixed. I found a loose connection on the bottom side of the fuse box. I did some research into some of the symptoms I was having. First I found that Chrysler has a diagnostic mode much like the early versions of OBD where you can cycle the key a nu...
1985 Dodge 600 2.6L no power VIN: 1B3BV45D1C
We received many good suggestion from rebuild the carb to egr valve. we checked them all what we found was that there is another catalytic converter right under the exhaust manifold removed it and it was clogged solid. My brother in law aquired this car for 45...
1998 Dodge Neon R/T 2.0L dash cluster and day time running lights VIN: 1B3ES47C5W
Sorry for the delay in posting fix. I got several replies about the wires behind the radio shorting out on a screw. Since this car had a after market radio I thoght this would be a good place to look. I didn't see any troubled wires, so we looked else where. S...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L power steering VIN: 3D7KU28633
Sorry about the tardiness of the fix reply,but had a bit of a time getting the truck back in.We ran the truck back across the alignment rack to ck the tie rods and ball joints again,but no problems found.Set up the alignment machine and took readings,watching ...
1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTDF15N5P
Taking the information I received I went back and rechecked a few things that I had overlooked. The TPS sweep proved to be good as did the MAP and CTS. After changing the routing of wires 7&8 it was better but still not what I had hoped for. After checking O2 ...
1995 Ford Escort 1.9L noise VIN: 1FASP1SJ7S
Hey team, thanks for all the responses. Two members suggested crankshaft end play excessive, one said harmonic balancer, one said wrong fluid type, one pilot bearing. I pulled they transmission and nothing seemed out of placed initially. I tore down the tran...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5141X
thanks all...i got a copy of the tsb 03-16-1 following the tsb it said to replace the left valve cover (the one with the pcv valve in it... and the fuel pressure regulator vacuum hose...and the upper to lower intake o-ring gaskets and 8 bolts on the upper inta... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1999 Ford F-150 4.6L Drive-axles VIN: B676791149
hi guys: thanks for the response .I was concern about the floating on the rear axles ,but thanks to all the guys who replied.This is the first time working on a f150 ,so i want to say thanks again .
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: 1FTWX33F6Y
Sorry for the delay of posting this fix, just wanted to make sure it didn't come back. As several techs mentioned, we performed the injector buzz test in which all cyls passed. The cylinder contribution test failed on cyls #1,3,5,7. complete right bank. A coup... Trouble codes: P0263, P0269, P0275, P0281.
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L all gauges and lights in dash VIN: 3FAFP66Z4Y
the customer decided that he didn't want the natural gas system on his car anyway so he didn't want to fix it
1999 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L noise VIN: JHLRD1863X
Thank you to all who replied. The fix was a the timing belt was just loose enough to cause a rattle and i found the belt off one tooth however i dont think that would have been causing any of the noise in question. adjusted and tightened the timing belt again ...
1990 Isuzu Amigo S 2.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JAACR01E9L
Well, in the process of replacing the intake gasket (the gasket was leaking into the crankcase), we also found low compression in number 3 cylinder. We are currently waiting for the customer to decide wether to continue repairing or stop where we're at. Most e...
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4GZ78Y1P
Thanks to all the guys who replied to my post, but those two tracks didn't show up yet. I will post more info. as soon as I have a chance to try few sugestions I recevied. Thanks again. Peter
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4GZ58Y7R
Thanks all. But Travis hit it on the first try. He asked about KVs from the ignition coil. My brother suspected weak spark also and tested with 'pencil type' spark tester. He found only little or no spark. With the installation of a new coil the hesitation is ...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L front-end VIN: 1J4GZ48S9W
Hello all, The repair for this beast was new front axle carrier side bearings, while the noise sounded like a worn or loose front end part several responses noted the the carrier side bearings are a common problem on this vehichle and they often clunk. All par...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SALJY1240V
Many thanks to whom replied to request, as all you guys guessed TPS setting had to be done by some scanner which I did not have any access to so i took the car to dealership and car is fixed and so far so good. Thanks again and god bless.
1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L cooling system VIN: 1LNLM97V9V
Well, with your expert help, the stinkin' Lincoln is fixed.' Don't you just hate when a problem isn't clear. Wouldn't it be great if every malfunctioning vehicle had only one cause at the root of the problem! Alas, this was not the case. The fix, after rep...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Hyd lifters
Thanks for all the replys. Car runs fine and no other problems after driving for a couple weeks. Disassembling the lifters and found a lot of wear. &%?$ Happens.
1995 Mercedes-Benz S350 3.4L door, trunk locks VIN: WDBGB34E6S
I replaced the pump and everything is fine now. thank you all so very very much. Lyle
2000 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3NF12E9Y
4 Replys. This is a weird one. Car came back in a week later and I was asked if I could replace a burnt out headlamp. I turned the lights on to see which one was out. It was the hi beam on the passenger side. I left the lights on while I pulled the capsule out...
1997 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.4L Misfire VIN: 1GMDX03E8V
hello all,well as luck would have it yesterday i received another 97 transport with a bad intake gasket.my first thought was to steal a inj.from it and use it on the other one since most replies pointed towards the inj. being bad or cloged.but as i was looking... Trouble codes: P0300.
1990 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF2BC63C4L
1989 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Oiling system VIN: JT4RN01PXK
This truck is another lesson learned the hard way. Since my last update post, I did pressurize oil system thru the sender hole with shop air, with valve cover off. I thought I found the area of 'massive blow out' at one of the rocker arm oil holes, but it turn...
1993 Toyota Tercel DLX 1.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT2EL43S1P
bad coil to cap connection theank you all for youe help
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L battery VIN: 3VWCA21COX
Replaced a module in the driver's door that controls windows and some other creature comforts. Got some good tips on putting the car to 'rest' as they say. Remember to leave the car just as the customer brought it in--switches in the same position, radio on, w...
2000 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWDE21JXY
Well it sure helps getting the WHOLE story. After telling the customer that we would have to check the timimg chains at another 10 hrs, he told us that he just spent 4K for a valve job for unknown reasons. the dealer won't even work on this car. Customer is ta... Trouble codes: P1340.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L transmission VIN: 3VWSB29M22
I have shown the customer all the replies that we received regarding towing the newer Jetta. He has talked to VW and was told that the new Jetta and the new Beetle share the same platform and therefore the Jetta should tow as easily as the Beetle. He will have...
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