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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 ...
1988 BMW 635CSi 3.5L tachometer VIN: WBAEC8411J
Lost!! Car had typical s.i. board failure in July of this year. Replaced board with Programa reconditioned board. All instruments and service reminder working at that time. Tachometer failed and inspection light came on in Nov. Removed cluster and replaced boa...
1998 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Surge
HI We have a vehicle here that wants to surge at cruising speeds. the mass air flow is showing 0 hz. at all times, of course we tried a new one to no avail. did a wire test, all wires tested to proper specs. even the reference voltage. wires were also tested t...
1991 Cadillac Allante 4.5L ride control VIN: 1G6VS3384M
Hello fellow techs. I have this 1991 Cadillac Allante that came in with a Service SDD System displayed in the information center. SDD stands for Speed Dependent Dampening. This car has the wires that go into the top of the struts. This car is in immaculate con...
1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L door locks VIN: 1G6CD53BXN
I got this car with inoperative power locks, it holds the lock motors in the unlock position. If you push the switches to the lock position, it will cause the motors to run and try to unlock, causing a battery drain. This thing is driving me nuts, had it in ab...
2002 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L Temperature Control VIN: 3GYEK63N12
This truck was in a front end collision and has been repaired. Now the automatic temperature control is irratic. It acts as if the temperature blend door is swinging from hot to cold in a contstant cycle no matter where the temp. selector is placed. The temper...
1987 Chevrolet R10 Scottsdale 5.0L turn signal flasher VIN: 1GCDK14H4J
customer fails safety inspection for no turn signals/funny lighting at rear of truck. BTW it has aftermarket trailer light wire harness "installed". I spend 3 hours replacing & repairing wires to tag light, trailer harness, R & L lens housings, inc'l new bulbs...
1994 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L backfires VIN: 1GCEK14K6R
I need some real help. I've got this truck that will backfire through ex. while driving. I can't get it to do under a power brake load . While driving easy its ok but you can push the cruise on and it will blow the muffler off like clockwork. I have no codes,b...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDU67W7T
Customer brought to us after a used engine installed. #6 misfiring always, a few other random misfires under load.(#6 scope pattern looked like you see with a cracked plug insulator) Compression fine(190). Torn plug wire boot at cap,burn marks on wire,internal... Trouble codes: P0306
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L hard crank VIN: 3G1JC5246X
Hello group, this cavalier will run like a brand new car, when it's running. Starting it is a different story. It kicks back on itself and pops through the intake like the firing order is wrong or the timing is way out, then it starts and runs like a top. Smoo...
1990 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L erradict behavior VIN: 1C3XY66ROL
this is a strange problem maybe someone else has seen. customers complaint is brakes seem to be applied aggresively by themselves at various speeds 15 mph to 55 almost nosedives. i test drove [went 20 miles] had it happen to me 4 times but only when li...
1996 Chrysler LHS 3.5L No Start
Need a little help from you guy's out there. This car will not start when cold. What it does is flood's out ?You can crank it and there is no compression and if you pull the plugs and clean them out and install them then there will be compreesion and the car w...
1996 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L speed sensors VIN: 4C3AU52N2T
Greetings. I have given up trying to make money on this job, now it is just a pride thing. Car arrived with ABS light on. Pulled codes - code 15. inspected WSS for debris and tone rings for damage. Found chipped tooth on LF corner. Scoped sensor just to see if...
1998 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4C3AU52N5W
I have read all three pages of fixes about these wonderful vehicles.I am still asking for help. Idle is 1400 - 1600 but rough and surging Computer is commanding 752 RPM. I can step IAC down until stall with scantool. I feel there are two problems as CKP/CMP co... Trouble codes: P1392 (Intermittent loss of crank/cam signal Hard to get code to set)
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 8.0L oil pressure VIN: 1B7KC23W4T
Customer came in with a complaint of high oil pressure at idle, drops at higher rpm. Reports that when tach reaches 2500 rpm, the oil pressure drops on gauge, slows engine down, and oil pressure rises. We installed a master gauge to verify readings, found oil ...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Misfire VIN: 2B3HD46R1Y
i have this intrepid setting misfire codes. car has no noticeable misfire while driving, but watching the misfire counter on the scanner it shows all 6 cylinders missing only at wide open throttle, right before the shift, but the car runs great. some one else ... Trouble codes: P0300 (misfire)
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L chassis VIN: 1D7HU18ZX2
this truck is new enough that there isnt a lot of problem info out there. so any help would be great. while driving truck on a straight mildly rough road, a quick turn right then left again will produce a snap or clunk heard inside and felt in the pass. floor ...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 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...
1990 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTDF15Y7L
Hi all got a ford here,turning out to be a little fun... sometime start up just fine runs for a few minutes,then act up,pulled codes replaced ect and egr..scope scope all sensors saw map fall saw injector plane out.saw pip do something I never seen
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L hydraulic VIN: 1FDKF38M5R
Before and after replacement of these parts this truck continues to have a low brake pedal. It has been bled over and over again using various methods and machine's. But i can not get a good pedal. Yet if i clamp off all flex lines the pedal is as hard as rock...
1994 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: XORUA57668
ford techs we have this explorer with a camshaft sensor code, this is a used suv and dealer does not want to put to much money in this job, so we tried to find a good used sensor unit but can not find one in this area, but we did find a sensor out of a 96 expl...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTEF14N3T
truck runs fine the idle is high on coast down. the idle is high untill the truck comes to a complete stop.owner has change iac, tps, B&G the intake system, can dupulicate in bay ,jack up rear wheels and truck idle will be high 1400 rpm, untill rear wheels are...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5143T
this windstar came in from another shop and had plugs and wires replaced but did not resolve the ses lite or miss . on the road test cyl 4 missed on accel and at cruise.I had known good coil pak and replaced but did not correct the problem. after a few test li... Trouble codes: P0304
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L moniter problem VIN: 1FTEE1422V
hi every tech out there,i have this van fail emission test ,5 times ,there is no code ,run prefect,just the moniter are not set,i did drive trace and get the moniter to set and the scner say all of the moniter ready.after i turn the van of for one minute,the s...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31F2X
I have this powerstroke that cranks fine but will not run,service engine soon light on KOEO, no wait to start light and no data available to scanner. Was wondering if anyone could shed any light on this problem. I would very much appreciate any help you could ...
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24L9T
vehicle came in with check engine light on setting codes po171 and 174 system lean banks 1 and 2.found maf not swiching properly.maf was replaced and codes reset.customer took vehicle and next day check engine light back on same codes.checked for vacuum leaks ... Trouble codes: P0174, P0171
2001 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Power Door VIN: 2FMDA53431
Got this 2001 Windstar Sel in. The Left side power sliding door does not open by power. It pops open but, it doesn't power slide back. Something seems to be telling the power sliding motor to stop. Sometimes it doesn't close 100%. The Right Side Slider works 1...
2004 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L fuel gauge VIN: 1FMPU16L24
we have a fleet with several expeditions in service. we have had a problem the fuel gauge dropping to "e" then going back up. we took these vehicles to the dealership as they are still under warrenty and the told up to change gas stations. as we supply our own...
1999 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GKDT13W5X
Hi guys. This thing is driving me nuts. turn the key on or start it, it doesnt matter. transfer case control module starts clicking randomly like morse code. Checked for codes= no fault codes retrieved. 4x4 seems to be working properly. diconnecting transfer c...
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1HGCD56465
E-Check Failure - HC 8.5 ppm 132.0 Accept PASS/ CO 0.99 % 0.73 Accept FAILURE/ NO 271.0 ppm 945. Accept PASS This car came to us having never seen it before after failing E-Check. Pulled plugs, badly worn. Air filter inspected - plugged up. Replaced both. Che...
2000 Honda Prelude 2.2L engine VIN: JHMBB6180Y
this 2000 prelude came in on the hook for a no start. Started with spark testing and has spark as well as fuel. noticed that tach was not regestering rpm while cranking. hooked up snapon scanner to see if computer saw rpm through crank sensor and it does. did ...
1994 Infiniti G20 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCP01D9R
car repeatedly sets code 82.replaced sensor, ck'd continuity of wires to ecu, replaced ecu. alldata says I should have 5 volts at sensor but I got zip. what gives? sensor is only used to tell ecu eng speed variations, ie. misfires Trouble codes: 82 (crankshaft pos. sensor)
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX2740V
Hello I Have code p0174 currently & did have p0171 bank 1 lean & I found a dead 4 wire oxygen sensor upstream on pass bank replaced oxygen sensor now bank one swutches normally code gone but p0174 came to light found bank 2 upstream was not switching either st... Trouble codes: P0174 (bank 2 system lean)
1989 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L heater
not much heat in the cabin both the hoses out side feel hot are there blend doors in these trucks or should i be looking at a resricted heater core any ideas will help thanks in advance
1996 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FT28SOT
Jeep runs fine and has lots of power, with air off idle RPM is about 700-800, but with AC on it drops to around 400-500 until it stalls. I can do "special test" and make the IAC work on command. I beleve the the IAC is not being commanded to kick up the idle b... Trouble codes: P0505, 25 (ASI motor circut OEM)
1995 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L Air Suspension VIN: SALHC1346S
Hi there, We have a customer's Range Rover Classic here with an air suspension problem. The car came in resting on the bump stops. The "up" and "down" switches and the warning indicator on the dash blink for a little while after startup, and then remain on. T...
1997 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM83W1V
Help People Got this Lincoln Town car and I'm at my wits end Code P0171 and P0174 keeps coming back We have done all the flow chart diagnostics and have replaced all 0/2 sensors,Changed the EGR checked the passages and Smoke checked the engine with no luck.Our... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1994 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22C6R
hi!i need a mazda guru here,this 626 has a rough idle+mil on+stall intermitent,otherwise it runs very well.i use a otc 4000 to retrived codes and i found a code 3(dist signal).i replace distributor and the exact same things happen.i suspect ecm but i would lik... Trouble codes: 3 (dist.signal)
1984 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L shift VIN: AB33A9EA19
I know the problem is somewhere in the trans vacuum. I'm not getting full vacuum to the modulator. Can someone fax me a vac schematic for this 1984 300D. much thanks - FAX [...] (PHONE IS THE SAME)
1997 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM6536V
after codes erased, only lean code returned once. idle is erratic and surges, sometimes stalls, worse with defrost ac on. Cannot find throttle body plate position adjustment as someone has been there before, also maf wiring has been cut and plug replaced. Vehi... Trouble codes: P1506, P0171
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L lubrication VIN: 4A3AK44Y6V
We replaced the items in repair history about two months ago; the customer called about a week ago to let us know that it still seemed to be losing oil. We cleaned the engine and drove it; oil down the rear of the block, side facing the firewall, right where t...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L Cuts out VIN: 4A3AE45G81
hi mitsubishi experts i need your help maybe you have these problem before. customer complain that the car cut out dealer reset computer and give the car back to him but after 3 days of normal driving cuts out have car back to dealer they recomended to replace...
1998 Nissan Sentra 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1AB41DXW
I received the vehicle with the check engine lamp on. I pulled a code P1444 and a P1446 contrary to the P1440 and P1447 that they reported earlier. First off I inpected the fuel filler cap and noted it was not tight. I tightened this, cleared codes, performed ... Trouble codes: P1444 (Purge control Vent Valve)
1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3NL52E4X
Intermitent Mil and log of codes noted, just wanted to know for sure before replacing EGR. Any personal insite would be much appreciated. Trouble codes: P1404, P0404, P0101
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L engine VIN: 4S3BG6858V
189k miles. Auto came to me with new radiator, hoses and overheating complaint. Coolant was only slightly low and held pressure. Ran engine and it was obvious there was no circulation, fans came on and would not turn off, cold air coming off radiator. Replaced...
1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1F1SF6358W
Hi guys this subaru has been back with a dtc p0304 this is its third time. the second time we were supposed to get a different set of wires parts guy dropped the ball. know they want to know whats going to fix it. It has a rough idle not to bad and you can fee... Trouble codes: P0304 (missfire cyl.4)
1999 Subaru Forester S 2.5L Hesitation VIN: JF1SF6552X
Customer complains that car hesitates on acceleration only when cold. We confirmed the condition - when it warms up the problem goes away and it runs good. After checking the archives on iATN as well as Identifix, and testing all input sensors, fuel pressure, ...
1981 Toyota Pickup 2.4L brakes VIN: JT4RN38D5B
pulls badly to the right when braking. after hard test drive, rotor temp on lf - 140deg, rf- 240+deg, rears - 120deg. system has been bled several times, pedal is firm and hard. installed brake pressure gauges - front were 600psi on both sides and 500psi on th...
1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1AE09B7S
Hi hope someone has a solution to this one it is driving me crazy. car came in with a check engine light on and a code 22 coolant temp circuit. checked sensor found resistance out of range and replaced test drove and returned to customer. next day car came bac... Trouble codes: 22 (coolant temp circuit open or shorted), 25 (lean exhaust), 52 (knock sensor circuit open or shorted), 71 (egr system problem)
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG28KXY
The vehicle will stall intermittently with no restart. The problem started occurring following a timing belt replacement. A week or so after the timing belt job the vehicle returned with a crank sensor code. Inspection found a crank sensor wire pinched to grou... Trouble codes: P1300 (1 igniter), P0300 (random misfire)
2001 Toyota Prius 1.5L Gas Engine Shuts Off VIN: JT2BK12U81
Vehicle came into the shop first time about 2 months ago with the complaint that the gas engine would shutdown and not restart unless vehicle was turned off for 20+ minutes. Scanned for codes and none were found. Customer indicated that a Toyota dealer garage ...
2000 Volvo C70 2.4L Rear glass in conv top VIN: YV1N56D3YJ
The rear glass is falling out of the soft top on this car and the dealer quoted the cust approx $2500. to fix. I refered the cust to a local upholstery shop and they would not touch the job. I have the car here now and would like to attempt to repair it. The g...

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1985 BMW 524td 2.4L temp gauge VIN: WBADB2401F
Thanks for the help on this one. Turns out the service interval processor was the problem as David from Georgia had suggested. Customer decided to 'rig' something from Autozone inorder to get his gauge working. Thanks again for all the help I received. Mike
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Wipers VIN: 4USCH7326V
Hey everyone thankyou for all the great tips. What we eventually found with vehicle is one of the control relays had failed which is housed and part of the control module for the wiper electrical circuit. We replaced control module and all was fine. Sorry abou...
1992 Buick Roadmaster 5.7L Surge, Stall VIN: 1G4BN5375N
cUSTOMER HAS NOT BEEN BACK IN BECAUSE OF ILLNESS. Suggestions included looking for more vacuum leaks. Fuel pressure problems. Checking to see if TCC was on. Thanks for the suggestions. If he comes in I will let you all know what was really wrong with it.
1993 Buick Skylark Custom 3.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4NV149PC
customer would not pay to replace the pump and sender, I believe that was the problem. Thanks for all the responses. It is very similar to a pump sender problem I saw in the in the archive
1999 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L eng. VIN: 1G4CW52K1X
I owe a huge thanks to all who responded but especially to Kent from Florida. It's a great idiea to make a special tool from old spark plug and long thread 1/4 x 20 bolt and 3 nuts. I think with this tool real easy to find if any rods inside the engine are ben...
1996 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L fuel gauge VIN: 1GBFG15R4T
Special thanks to Bill, Lester, William and Todd for taking the time to help. I did some checking and found out that this fuel tank has no baffles inside and does not require any. We ordered a brand new tank and it had no baffles, and there are no baffles avai...
1997 Chevrolet C1500 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GTEK14W8V
the fix for this pick up is the cam position retard was of -14 degre. i slot the distributor bracket and i turn forward the distributor and now the distributor have 0 degre ,and the vehicule don't have the misfire between the 3 and 4 cylinder. Thank to all of ... Trouble codes: P0300.
1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL52MV9
Sadly I must report that I have been defeated on this one. It's not from a lack of trying but this fix eludes me. I haven't been beaten up this badly in many many years. I tried another ECM, checked and cleaned grounds, checked oil pressure (normal), checked... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cylinder missfire).
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L No Start, Cuts out
came in monday morning and car started right up. Ran all day with no problem. Security light now stays on all the time. Tried clearing and accessing codes but could not do it with snappy,Customer picked up car late last night, started right up and guess what? ...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L hvac VIN: 1GCEK19T6Y
Hi guys received a couple 0f replieds letting me know that the actuator has to be in position in order to work at a predetermine range. Also they told me I would have to get another actuator but I went against all odds and centered the actuator by putting volt...
1993 Chrysler Concorde 3.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2C3EL56F5P
Crank sensor fixed the problem, thanks to multiple suggestions for the crank sensor, others were wiring at sensor harness area get hot and melt together causing intermittente, also timing belt slipping one notch, and monitoring the 8v line at the sensor to see... Trouble codes: 11 (crank sensor signal), 54 (cam sensor signal).
1996 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3C3EL55H4T
well the costomer has no money the have baby on the way i havent look at the car since sat 13th i had a reply about there being 2.5 volts on the buss line that was a big help knowing that cause my shopkey only allowed .2 which is way off oh by the way i had 2.... Trouble codes: 1695 (ccd bus comunications failure from bcm too pcm), 1698 (ccd bus failure from tcm to pcm).
1999 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 4C3AU52N7X
alot of great ideas i checked them all fuel presure was in spec still un able to get the car to set codes but during furthur investigation and partly frustration i smacked the pcm and all of the sudden the car is running great im still waiting on the customer ...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L Lower control arm bushing VIN: 3CBFY4BB41
Jim had the best reply that let me repair the problem, therefor I copied the repair procedure as sent to me. The only note to add to this would be that the circle that Jim is talking abouty is the depression in the floor pan, that make a approx 3 inch circle (...
2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EL 3.3L Engine VIN: 2C4GP44372
The owner wanted to take it to the dealer sense it was under warranty. He did and they were not going to open the engine untill they changed his oil 2 times. they think oil is varnished up & causing tapping noises of the lifters. Other reply's were: rear head ...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3B7HF1327V
Thanks to those who replied. Most of the responses pointed to two possible causes for this misfire. One was the exhaust valves recessed into the seats to far. We checked all the valves with a straightedge with the rockers off, and #6 exhaust valve stem did app... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cyl 4 misfire).
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L 1-2shifts VIN: 3B7HF13Z0W
well gents i am sorry that it has taken me so long to respond back to this repair. thanks to chuck and all the other techs that sent valuable info. this one was a tricky one , the system did not supply enough info to my scannar(genisys) to truely point me in a...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L engine not running VIN: 2B3HD46R3Y
Hi guys, I am not going to fix this car, just junk the enigne and the body to junk yard and take my money, as much as i can get and run with it, Thanks for all the infowe on this not so good car. Randy
2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L rear brakes VIN: 1B4HS28N81
First, I would like to thank Michael, Lee, Dan, Gerry, and Ronald for taking time out of their day to help this old man. When I told the customer about the truck, he had this strange look on his face like the next words out of his mouth were going to be 'it wa...
1989 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.3L unknown VIN: 1F0KE37M3K
Im not posting a fix, the truck is much improved but still has this one prob. it takes two starts to run, it will start then stall unless you work the throttle for a few seconds, only cold. The work done, replace starter now has goog cranking speed, also when ...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6530T
Well this one is all fived now. Thank you to all who helped on this one. The crank sensor connector was heat damaged and cracked. Causing a poor connection at the sensor. Replaced connector and road tested all ok now.. See you all again... Trouble codes: P0320 (Ignition engine speed input circuit. Two sucsessive erratic Profile ignition pickup pulses occurred.).
1999 Ford Escort LX 2.0L over drive & 2 nd VIN: 1FAFP0XW28
The fix was to send to a trans shop.There they found torque converter had come apart and got into shift plates???.Like I said before, We dont work on trans but thought would help out a friend.Thought maybe installing CD player was the problem but wasant.Hope t...
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Heater VIN: 1FAFP52U21
This vehicle left without being repaired as the customer could not afford the cost to replace the heater core. She went to her local Ford dealer who verified that the heater core would need replacement and that they would also replace the blend doors as these ...
1992 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L pedal creeeps to floor VIN: 1GKCS13W3N
replacing the dump valve fix the problem thanks guys
1991 Honda Civic 1.5L no power VIN: JHMED6408M
Techs suggested exhaust restriction, problem with ignition distributor module, carbon buildup on valves, o2 sensor defective, fuel pressure problems, engine grounds and egr valve circuit problems. Do not know when vehicle will be worked on next so closing as n...
1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Front wheel bearing VIN: JHMBA8147N
Thanks for the numerous replies! I removed the spindle even before trying tech help, but the rotor was in the way and I had no tool available at my press to get behind it onto the spindle. So I made a tool. I got a caliper holder from the wrecking yard (th...
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5649W
a big thanks to all that replied to my honda problem. especially andy chen, ty [...]. the ugly black junk did make it to the injectors. we removed the fuel rail and injectors. each injector had a removable screen that we cleaned. then w...
2001 Honda Insight 1.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JHMZE13761
This one is still on the books. The higher ups at Honda Tech Line are knocking their brains now. We've had the vehicle in once since my original post and we were told to disable the IMA (Integrated Motor Assist) system by pulling the main fuse for it and then ...
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRDR09Y61
HI Guys, Thanks for your responses, we recommended changing the Mass Airflow sensor but the customer has decined the repair at this time. So we wait. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0172 (bank 1 indicates lean), P0174 (bank 2 indicates lean).
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L rear calapers VIN: SAJEA51C02
The fix for this car is a 5 point bolt head on the underside of the caliper body. You need a 5 point socket to rotate it. Just rotate the bolt head and the piston will retract. thanks to Graem [...] for his reply so far the only onesthat sell this socket is ...
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1J4FY49S4V
I purchased an aftermarket distributor that was the wrong one. The length of the shudder is shorter on the 4.0L. Never thought to compare old to new,both were identical looking and fit in. I had to order a Chrysler factory distributor and the alignment marks f...
1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L long cranking times VIN: 1J4FF68S0X
thank you, I had a lot of responces. I just replaced the fuel pump module. Now fuel pressure holds and no long crank times. Also, the next day i had a similar jeep with same problem, but on this jeep I was able to get a kit from jeep dealer . updated kit repla...
1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 1LNHM97V8X
Most replies targeted the idle air control. Few mentioned the codes at all which is what threw me off. The codes and the symptoms seemed to be related. Anyway, the idle air control was indeed not functioning properly during a duplicate of the stalling symptom.... Trouble codes: U1051 (SCP Invalid or Missing Data for Brakes), U1043 (SCP Invalid or Missing Data for Traction Control), B1201 (Fuel Sender Dircuit Failure).
1991 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L spedo/gauges VIN: 1P4GH44R0M
thanks for all the great input it was the body computer but cust declined repairs due to cost old van don't blame him
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L no start VIN: 1G2NES2M2T
After checking with the dealership, about the pass key system, found this vehicle comes with the sensor in the ignition tumblers. Checked all the wiring and could only come to one conclusion... Ignition switch... Replace switch, and vehicle starts and runs... ...
1997 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.4L speedometer VIN: 1GMDX03E1V
Though the replies were helpful to a degree, the net result was all data from VSS was correct at all times checked at the PCM, I can only conclude that without sufficient input data from the ABS system that the PCM does not indicate speedo until a set amount o...
1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NW52E9X
Replaced PCM as suggested. Found Cam sensor signal wire and ground wire bare at sensor. Still no power to cam and crank after new pcm Traced all pcm power inputs. All supplying good power. All grounds good. Supplied Ign + from alternate source to cam and crank... Trouble codes: P0327.
2003 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L data link VIN: 1G8AZ52FX3
blow cig lighter fuse easy fix if you know where to find the fuse, its on the left side front of the center console, we still could not acsess codes, CANdi required
1984 Toyota Cressida Luxury 2.8L No Start, Stall VIN: JT2MX63E5E
Suggestions from techs were .. no fuel residual pressure in system, carbon on valves absorbing fuel like a sponge on startup, cold start injector, cold injector temp switch, leaking injectors, leaking residual check valve, main relay intermittent problem. cust...
2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF13C91
i got a few responses most led to the wiring harness for the knock sensors. i think that is probably the correct fix but have not had vehicle back in here yet to be sure. if car returns i will upadate u. thanks for all the help Trouble codes: P0330.
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