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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Gear selector switch VIN: WAUZL64B3Y
Hi, we have a code for the gear selector switch and trans in limp home mode. In the vag com data it says 4th gear regardless of where the shifter is. This switch looks like it has been replaced recently. Does any body know a test for this without the test box ...
1989 BMW 750iL 5.0L Electronic VIN: WBAGC83161
hi bmw tech s i got this 750il that has been sitting for 2 years coustmer says that ever since he arced aplug wire to the fire wall trans wont move car unless you jump the battery display on the speedo says trans program he says he has already replaces trans e...
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 Hesitation, Stall VIN: WBAAM5348Y
was watching iat temp. found it strang that it was 49 degrees out and iat said 91 degrees or around there on scanner any help from bimer techs thanks tom
1981 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 4.4L wipers VIN: 1GAZ37J6BZ
Hi Group I have this monte that after a cold damp morning will not shut off its wipers until the engine is ran for 30 minutes. They are turned on to wipe the window and then just continues to run despite the switch being turned off. As with any intermittent ...
1989 Chevrolet V1500 Suburban Silverado 5.7L Slave cylinder VIN: 1GNEV16K3K
This vehicle came to us having a new clutch kit recently installed. Pedal felt fine but clutch slave cylinder was leaking Replaced clutch master and slave cylinder with OEM parts and system operated fine. Four months later vehicle returned with leaking slave c...
1991 Chevrolet Beretta 2.2L Rear brakes only VIN: 1G1LV13G8M
Customer blew out a rear brake hose and he replaced the hose, brake line and left wheel cylinder. When he brought it in to us there was very little rear brake. Don't like throwing parts at a vehicle to "see if it will work" but have had NO luck at all. Changed...
1994 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1FP22SXR
two weeks ago we installed a new fuel pump and fuel sending unit. the vehicle stalled while driving. we tested the fuel pump has no power. the relay has power and is switching. is there an alternative power source that cuts power to the fuel pump?
1995 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Pedal To Floor VIN: 1GCCS19Z3S
Hello everyone and thanks for the help with this one. We have this S10 in that came in like 8 mos ago for the pedal goin to the floor. We installed a new master cylinder and bled..no help. We had advised the customer that the front brakes were shot too and he...
2000 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L Timing chain VIN: 1Y1SK5288Y
Hello all, we have this Chevy Prizm (toyota) 1.8 engine here with a noisy timing chain/tensioner. With the valve cover removed, there doesn't seem to be any thing too terribly wrong. The noise is bad before the engine develops oil pressure and then quiets down...
2001 Chevrolet Tracker LT 2.5L alternator VIN: 2CNBJ63481
I have had this car for a week. It originaly came in with a bad battery that was replaced only weeks before by customer. The battery was cooked . We found that the alternator was putting out 18 volts. We ordered an alternator. The new one didn't charge at all....
1994 Chrysler Concorde 3.5L varitable speed steering
i am looking for info on how this system works on the module there is a 3 wire plug and a 2 wire plug. on the 3 wire i have batery voltage/ground and a clean vss signal on the 2 wire i have only 5 volts going to the solinoid and a ground if i unplug the solino...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L MIL Lamp on, no start VIN: 3C8FY4BBO1
This Cruiser has not been out on the road since its repair. Customer purchased it damaged and exported from the USA. Remained park for 14 months and is now body repaired. Engine cranks over healthily but will not ignite or start up. KOEO fuel pump relay clicks...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L Lower control arm bushing VIN: 3CBFY4BB41
Have to remove,left lower control arm,to replace broken rear (hockey puck) bushing. Problem is,the bolt going thru this bushing,is just turning (the nut in the frame is not fixed) Has anyone an idea how to get to this nut to hold or cut it off (to remove the b...
2002 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L heater VIN: 2C4GP54L92
The blower motor is always blowing high speed and full heat,with the car running or key on. If you turn on the Heater system you can control the system as usual,but if you turn the stystem off it goes to full blower and heater . Any suggestion's or help would ...
1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1B7GG22X4W
Vehicle came to us with two codes, a crank sensor code and a cylinder 2 misfire. Vehicle was stalling and hard restarting when warm. Crank sensor was dropping out when it becam warm. Replaced crank sensor with new sensor from dealer. Stall was repaired. Cylind... Trouble codes: P0302
2000 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.9L No Start VIN: 1B7GL2AX0Y
I am 99% sure that I already know what is wrong, but I would like to get someone to tell that they think the same thing. I have no spark, but I do have injector pulse. I have a good crank signal and cam signal to PCM. I have 12v at coil but no trigger from the...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L engine not running VIN: 2B3HD46R3Y
This is a repoed car, the oil was not changed for over 50,ooo miles and the owner said he drove the car home one day and the next day could not get it to run again, he changed the battery and changed the oil and filter, he also said he took it to the dealershi...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L r/r blinker, R/R BRAKE LIGHT, R/F LOW BEAM VIN: 1D7HA1N8N0
Truck initally came in to shop with no instrument cluster, no horn, no door locks, no wipers, no blinkers. Diagnosed bad instrument cluster. Received instrument cluster, installed, now everthing that was inop is working. However now have problem that according...
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L 4-3 downshift VIN: 1FTEX14N6M
we are working on an E4OD trans. had no engagement in o/d. did have engagment in o/d off. found bulletin about updating o/d sprag with roller kit from ford and blocking the coast clutch valve against the retainer to help protect the o/d roller clutch from a r...
1993 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on, no codes
This Explorer has a check engine light on always. There are no codes present and KOER and KOEO tests do complete without a problem. Data stream info seems ok so the computer seems to be operating. I haven't run across this before and wonder if any of you Ford ...
1994 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L Cuts out VIN: 1FDEE14H9R
Good Evening We have the above mentioned van in the shop. After warming up, this van exhibits symptoms of fuel starvation. With the fuel pressure gage installed, you can tell the symptoms are about to become apparent as the gage starts to flucuate a little an...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDF1720V
Hello to all, I have a '97 F150 that failed emissions with a code p0443, canister purge valve system malfunction. Everyone seems to call the EVAP components something different so I am using ALLDATA's info. I have replace the vent solenoid at the canister, the... Trouble codes: 443 (Canister Purge Circuit Malfunction)
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L excessive brake pedal travel VIN: 2FTRX18LXX
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Steering VIN: 1FTNX21F3Y
Truck owner's original complaint was for a memory steer. You could always correct it, but it just felt like something was binding. Upon a front end inspection both upper ball joints were bad, so we recommended replacment of all 4. We did replace them and I was...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA51461
this winstar came in for noisy water pump & stall condition had no codes at this time. we replaced waterpump and noise still there and stall condition and yes we now have light with cam sensor code 340 noise is intermitiant had running in the bay for a couple ... Trouble codes: P0340
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L transfer case VIN: 1FMDU73W92
The customer complains the 4x4 is not working properly. It sometimes binds around turns, 4x4 light flashes occasionally. It has codes in memory for two speed sensors, P1836, and P1837. When I run the selftest it sets a code for no voltage to hall effect sensor...
1995 Geo Prizm LSi 1.8L No Start, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1Y1SK5287S
Hello techs! I am really having trouble with this car. Original complain: Stalling at stop signals and sometimes crank and no start. I noticed that the engine would miss for two or three seconds and then stall, but it would start right away. Back on the shop I... Trouble codes: 31 (VAF/MAF meter sensor signal.)
1999 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L fuel gauge washer light 4wd light VIN: 2GTEK19T1X
Owner brought truck in and the windshield washer light was on and 4wd light was on along with the fuel gauge going up and down. Test all grounds and could not find a bad ground.The owner says this will happen then it will go back to normal for alittle bit then...
2001 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L sensor VIN: 3GKFK16TX1
heloo, abs activate before stop on dry road. I suspect lf sensor because it does not show speed til rf and rear show 10kph. other thing I notice speed show 5kph even it is not moving. thank Rick
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHX1249T
Hello folks, I need some assistance regarding a Jaguar no start / theft recovery project. I've tried to get help from the nearest dealer but they will not give me the time of day. This jag was sitting outside a repair shop in another state (for repairs related...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 L 4.0L low compression VIN: SAJHD6048X
customer complained car bucked continued driving few mins ran normal parked a while shopping. returned car turns over but will not run. has strong gas oder sounds low compression. removed spark plugs ( fouled with gas ). used compressed air blew out cylinder...
1990 Jeep Comanche 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1J7FJ26L5L
Truck was parked a year ago because it wouldn't start. towed in. No spark on #1 and #6. Naturally, runs awful and asphixiates us all in the shop each time we start it! Get this! I have an almost identical Jeep in adjacent bay! Just an 89 instead of a 90. Jeep ...
2000 Kia Sportage EX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7237X
We changed plugs, coils & wires,(as described in so many submissions) still misfired. Followed all other,(very good advice), pulled and checked all harnesses for cleanliness,contact, position and ability to move/flex with the vehicle, still misfired. Checked t... Trouble codes: P0300, P0303, P0304
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: SALJY124XW
Today friend "I'm beggining to wonder" calls and tell me the discovery is all over the place, hunting for an idle, dying at stops, intermittent lack of power. Friend claims he has tested everything. Ive read the post in the data base concerning carbon build up...
1993 Lexus GS300 3.0L steering pump VIN: JT8JS47E4P
car was towed in with no power assit on the steering. Steering pump making a low hining noise. Replaced the pump, bleed system, same thing happened. Replaced the rack and same thing happened. Tried another pump and same thing happened. Is there a restrictor va...
1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JT8BF28G0X
Car stalled on the highway and was towed in to a dealer-was told it needed a $3100 ecm. Towed to another shop where they installed a new ecm-same problem. Tried 2 good known used ecm-no change-checked all grounds and power, crank sensor, cam sensor, distributo...
1989 Mazda 626 LX 2.2L Stall VIN: JM1GD2215K
Hello. This Mazda has a stall condition. When the engine is warm, after start-up, will stall when placed in drive or reverse. It only seems to do it when the engine flares after start-up or if the throttle is held partially open with the accelerator peddle. e....
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...
1990 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Fuel Rail VIN: JN1BJ01P4L
Hi Guys This came on for fuel leak It is coming from front right side can see evidence of leak but not pouring,leaked badly this weekend for customer just curious if any has seen this. I don't want to Replace fuel rail on a Guess.Intregrity of rail looks good ...
1995 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Hesitation, NO POWER VIN: 1G3HN52K2S
this car has a cold start problem, hesitation and stalling first minute after cold start, problem goes away and does not return till next cold start- temperature when car has problem is around 40 or below - this car has no codes and alldata pids look in spec o...
1994 Plymouth Sundance Duster 3.0L lubrication VIN: 1P3AP6436R
Hi all,I've got this Duster that had to be overhauled because the trans. had locked up.I'm trying to figure out this lube circuit.It goes from pump to regulator valve in the valve body to converter controlvalve.One symptom is no pressure out thecooler line to ...
1985 Porsche 944 2.5L valve lifters VIN: WPOAA0A949
Good afternoon Porsche techs.I have this old 85 944 Porsche that on start up the valve lifters on cylinder #2 overprime and I have no compression on cylinder #2.All the other cylinders have good compression.I have replaced the 2 valve lifters on the affected c...
2002 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L Misfire, long crank VIN: YS3EB49E72
car has (very) intermittent long crank, more when the car is cold, but also warm. 2 months ago was getting check engine light with codes that indicate ignition cassette, so we replaced it and the spark plugs, since then no codes, just the long crank. Swapped i...
2003 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L data link VIN: 1G8AZ52FX3
No power to Data link connector .
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...
1983 Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup 1.7L rear drum brakes
left rear wheel cylinder blown out, shoes warn to rivits, replace all parts in rear, now left rear shoes over adjust and shoes draging
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L procedure VIN: 3VWRA81H1T
Thanks in advance. My alldata is not clear on procedure to remove engine. Do I need to remove front end sheeet metal to remove engine? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Ronnie [...]
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on, Almost starts VIN: 3VWCC21C1X
It came to us by tow truck, towed with the FRONT wheels down. (The driver didn't know VW Beetles are now FWD.) It had sat derelect for 18 months while the bank searched for it prior to repossession. The tranny went out, so the "owner" quit making her payments.... Trouble codes: 1543 (Throttle actuation potentiometer signal too low), 1580 (Throttle actuator B1 malfunction. Only saw this one once after one erase)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VSP69M52M
Customer states car is hard to start on cold am. Dealer says needs starter. However battery, starter, and alternator test out ok. Found a couple of archives on older vw that mention injection timing and crank rpms should be 300 to 350. This sounds a little hig...
1990 Volvo 760 GLE 2.8L parking lights VIN: YV1GA6940L
Bulb failure light never came on but will come on if I remove a brake light bulb and step on brake. Lights just will not work. Headlights and dash lights work normally. I do not have a good wiring diagram but would greatly appreciate a copy of one. Is there so...
1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L timingbelt VIN: YV1LS5715R
this is not a real technical question but i was hoping someone knew of a website where i can get a clylinder head for this volvo cheap.because the timing belt broke and bent all the valves and its to expensive to replace them.someone did give me asite for ahea...
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ5642W
This problem has been ongoing for approximately 9 months, it is getting progressively worse, during the 9 months, there were instances that the stalling and cutting out would disappear for weeks at a time. The first MAF change resulted in the longest time with... Trouble codes: 121 (mass airflow sensor signal), 231 (long term fuel trim part load), 414 (boost pressure control), 433 (rear knock sensor out of range)
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: YV1V52555Y
Mil light on ,code p0304 missfire cyl number4.Put plugs, new coil pack and wires.Still giving a miss when under load and cruising. Trouble codes: P0304 (Missfire cyl number 4)

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2002 Acura TL 3.2L right rear electric window VIN: 19UUA56712
The vehicle came in this morning. We verified the complaint - the right rear window would drop 3-5mm every time the vehicle was started. All the window switches worked normally. I did notice, however, that the starter seemed to be laboring when the car was sta...
2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L LF Suspension VIN: WAUDC28D2Y
The 4 replies and a search of the archives indicates that the Audi front suspension noise is typical, and the best advise is to replace all the links. From this experience I can't help but agree. My customer has decided to postpone the repairs until the noise ...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L headlights VIN: WBADM6341X
we were unable to convert this vehicle from the oe xenon headlights to correct the problem with only having low beam headlights and no signals. we found as some of the members have suggested that there is no easy way to install a oe wiring harness in order to ...
1994 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Suspension VIN: 1235456612
Thank you to all 15 respondents, lots of great suggestions, helped out a lot, as always the fix was simple. re-checked suspension, tie-rods,ball joints,lower control arm bushings all tight. Then raised the front of vehicle and put in drive, found rh front hub ...
1997 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L ABS Module VIN: 1G4HR52K2V
Thank you to all who replied to my request.. Most that replied mentioned corosion on the connector..Therefore i took the connector apart and cleaned all the terminals. I found small amounts of corosion on several of the terminals. Thanks again for the much nee...
1985 Cadillac Eldorado 4.1L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6EL5789F
I'd like to thank all that replied.. I retightened one of the ground traced wires and fixed a vac hose to the map sensor.. Tried another computer and still had the same problem. Well that problem happened to be my scanner. I decided to see what cadillac's onbo... 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).
1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2GCDC14H4K
Thanks to all who responded to this help request. As it turns out the EGR was the problem. The sensing portion of the valve is what failed. I did try another egr before I posted the request(I forgot to mention that..my apology). Obviously the one I tried was n...
1990 Chevrolet G30 Chevy Van 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 2GAGG39KL4
the final solution to the problem was shorted wires behind battery going through fire wall. seems the customer washed the van prior to bring it in for service, nice guy? noticed power was low at ecm for fuel pump output was only 11.61 volts when van was runnin... Trouble codes: 44 (o2 sensor), 42 (est).
1996 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban 6.5L ABS/hydraulic system VIN: 1GNGK26FXT
Thaks to all that made an effort to try & help & sorry for the delay in posting this fix. Had several good suggestions including bad front brake hoses, bad ABS hydraulic unit or air in the unit or a possable bad new master cylinder among others. Here is wh...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.4L TCC release switch VIN: 1G1JF52T2T
Hello everyone and thanks. A manifold switch assembly fixed this one. The assembly is on the valve body. There is a TSB also for a damaged pump seal that will cause release pressure to leak out. This switch basically tells the PCM that the TCC has disengaged. ...
1998 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 7.4L fuel gauge VIN: 1GCGK24J7W
I recieved 3 replys, both Jim and Troy said the fuel gauge problen was in the instrument panel.Troy said he had seen these vehicles run a long time with the fuel gauge needle quivering and no other problems developed. I relayed this to my customer and he decid...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Communication VIN: 1GCEK14T7X
The Silverado isn't fixed as of yet. The fuel gauge fault and low fuel lamp is undoubtedly caused by weak 'brush' contacts on the sender and we plan to address that (thanks to Matt [...], a GM T...
2002 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM19XX2
After speaking with most of the drivers, they have indicated that they usually refuel with the engines running and the a/c on as they often have passengers in the vans. We have instructed them on the proper refueling procedures and reinforced the importance of... Trouble codes: P0442.
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L Poor Fuel Economy, fuel in crankcase VIN: 1GCJK33103
well as everyone who replied said gm is having a problem with the duramax injectors 8 new injectors and power is back as is fuel economy interestingly the engine is very quiet now as well. dealer took less than 4 weeks to get the injectors supposedly the are r...
1993 Chrysler Intrepid 3.3L lubrication VIN: 2B3ED56T3P
Everyone hit this right on the head and 1 guy in our shop nailed it also. This engine had spun a cam bearing that blocked oil passage to right engine bank. Block was damaged so customer opted for a used engine and it's burning gas again. Thanks to all who repl...
2000 Chrysler Grand Voyager SE 3.3L all other computors VIN: 1C4GJ44G5Y
sorry i did not get back to you sooner.the customer is handicapped & will not leave the car long enough for us to tear into it.thank you for all the replies.
1994 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7KF26C2R
Thanks to all that responded. I had to finish the truck and figured it out. It did start after much cranking. It must have had a lot of air.
1995 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L code 41 VIN: 1B3EJ56H1S
Thank you for all the help, Frank from Texas really made me think and go back and revaluate what we had done. After rechecking everything we determined that the NEW controller was also no good! We contacted dealer and they replaced it, now it has been 14 days ...
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HF16Y9T
Removed paasanger cylinder head and found poor valve seating causing misfire, engine was poorly maintained and abused I then installed rebuilt cylinder heads. Fired engine up and compression was back to normal in #4 cylinder misfire gone. Customer was satisfie... Trouble codes: 300 (multiple misfire detected), 304 (cyl 4 misfire detected).
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L No Start VIN: 3B7HF13Z6W
the fix for this problem was to install rebuilt pcm.after check ing with dealer with vin # we determined the truck had no theft system.we also unplugged map sensor to see if it would start & run,still wouldn't stay running.thanks for all the replies Trouble codes: P0320.
2000 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7MC3365Y
Hey team, I got several pertinent replies mostly dealing with the transfer pumps and air in the system. I replaced the transfer pump with an aftermarket unit. The problem got much better, but didn't fully go away. Most advise on this issue suggested the main i...
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HS28N2Y
I would like to thank everyone who replied. Most were right on the nose. The reason I was getting garbled info was the Modis that I was using. Some members suggested that I try another scanner and it worked. Turned out that all I had was a miss. I replaced plu...
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Misfire VIN: 2B3HD46R61
I would like to thank everyone for their help.The car was fixed ,i pulled the timing cover back off to check my timing,it was right,i replaced the pcm and it ran great,i thank everyone again for their great expertise and help. Trouble codes: P0354.
1991 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L no shift lights VIN: 1FMDU34XGM
And the winner is...Replace the shift motor. I got 6 replies and they basicaly said the same thing. Replace the shift motor. James [...] said almost the same bu...
1994 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L No low gear in overdrive range VIN: 1FTHX26H9K
I sincerely apologize for the delay in my response. I've been having tons of computer problems. Thank-you all for your responses You were correct the low reverse one way clutch was bad. I'm not sure but there is also a chance that I put the intermediate owc in...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L readiness monitors VIN: 2FTEF15N2T
I got many great ideas to check out. I finally got the vehicle back and spent an hour on it when I decided to call our Emissions Control Center to see if they had any advice. They gave me a code to run the Emission Test on the Dyne and bypass the monitors. The...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4EX58SXT
to all how replied thank you the crank sensors we put were after market sensors. we put crank sensor from the dealer the problem was solved Trouble codes: P1391, P0320.
2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L air bag VIN: JGRF356KWE
Thanks to all those that replied and Robert from califonia was very helpful with helping find software that worked on this car. bottom line to this is the mercury sable 2003 software works on this car and as many said in there replies that the code 21 flashing...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 600SL 6.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBFA76E3P
Replaced leaking purge valve on left side that operates right side cylinders and now runs great. thanks for everyone for all of the help. Trouble codes: 007 (ignition system DI1).
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Stall, CUTS OFF AFTER START VIN: WDBJF65F1W
I would like to thank all of the 12 members who replied to my post. Although the customer has been unable to return for further diagnosis/repair, I now have a clear strategy. Several members noted that the overload protection relays were a problem on this mo...
1994 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Surge VIN: 4M2DV11W4R
Hi Guys, Finally got this van back in to finish testing. It was the TPS. At idle TPS read 2.5v. way to high. Replaced the TPS and Idle and acceleration returned to normal. Thanks to all for the responses we got. We learned alot that we didnt know abo...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.5L ride VIN: JA4MT31R62
Well almost everybody had this one right. We changed the tranmission fluid and the shudder and the noise went away. Thanks a Lot to everyone that replied to this post your help was greatly appreciated. Leander [...]
1992 Nissan 240SX 2.4L no-shift sometimes VIN: JN3MS36A2N
I,m driving car with scope hooked to tps & oss at the a/t controller trying to catch in the act,( only have 2 channel scope) hasn,t done it in 60 miles of driving yet..will post fix when it happens. thanks..
1996 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L headlights VIN: 1G3GR6ZC2T
It was almost unamimous to replace the headlight switch, and that was the problem. The customer choked on the price, so I cleaned it with electronic cleaner and a good blast of compressed air. Some of the responses advised against this, from personal experienc...
1998 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L service AWD light one encoder motor VIN: 1GHDT13W27
This one is fixed. I had several resonses for replaceing the encoder motor,faulty grounds and bad modules. I did not like the ground the module had so I did install another ground going to the module. I did check the encoder motor again and sure enough it had ...
1995 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L security VIN: 2S25222138
thanks for the help found wires broken to ignition switch. replaced ignition switch vehicle started and ran great after repair all the information was highly informative THANKS
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Power steering VIN: WP0CA2986Y
The p/s pump continues to make noise but the customer (a regular) hasn't returned for repair. Most replies indicated a faulty pump. I verified that none of the suction hose fittings were allowing air into the system. It was also suggested to me that the reserv...
2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Auto Climate Control VIN: YS3EF48ZXY
Sorry to have been so long in closing. Parts had to be ordered and work rescheduled. Thanks to all who replied, especially Justin [...]. The repair required replacing the entire heater box assy as laid out in the Saab bulletin which covere...
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L acc fans VIN: YS3DF78K33
Thanks very much for all your help. It was the fan control module behind the glovebox attached to the evaporator housing - replacement took a half hour and all is working properly. Apparently this is a common problem.
2000 Saturn SL1 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZH5281Y
Sorry so late on this post - Had to send this one to Saturn dealer to have both the ecm and bcm reflashed [130 miles and $200.00 later] They had said that somehow they both were not communicating with each other. As for the high idle at start up that has since...
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