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2000 Audi S4 2.7L cambelt tensor bolt VIN: WAUDD68D4Y
Anyone out there who has had or has heard of this situation,please respond. we performed a cambelt,water pump job on 2.7l twin turbo s4 two months ago. car came back with 8x40mm fixing bolt for tensor broken behind tensor where it threads in. worldpac forum re...
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L ignition lock and cylinder VIN: WBACD4325V
Customer brings the car and a factory keyed lock and cylinder.Absolutely no info in mitchell.we tried to get the cylinder out using the paperclip method[mitchell states .6 hrs for repair!@#@#$%^&*(] What's the trick. Are there any special tools required to rep...
1998 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Air Bag VIN: 1G4HR52K9W
We have codes B1021 (Driver deployment resistance high), B1036 (Discriminating sensor shorted) B1051 (Deployment commanded). Sometimes there are other codes but these come right back after the codes are cleared and even when we install another module the same ...
1990 Cadillac Fleetwood 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6CB5339L
Does anyone remember Cadillac on board diag?, have this one with intermitant "SVC ENG SOON" and "SVC VEH SOON" teltale lamps coming on and off, not always at the same time.The body module sets code F32,serial data problem,1st, then, PCM code E47 sets, both as ... Trouble codes: F32 (BCM codeBCM-PCM data problem), E47 (PCM/ECM codeBCM-ECM data problem)
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L battery draw VIN: 1GGKE54Y4W
this car has a intermitent battery draw ,most times when it draws you can here it back feed through the speakers,leading me to believe i have a retained power problem ,the problem lies in where the rap relays are located in the fuse blocks in the trunk area.i ...
1978 Chevrolet Malibu 5.7L crankcase pressure
We have a perpetual oil leak. We fix one and the customer comes back a week later with another one. It started with oil coming out of the dipstick tube. We added a vent to the valve cover in addition to the PCV on the other one and took care of it. We have sin...
1991 Chevrolet Corsica LT 3.1L fuse melting VIN: 1G1LT53T1M
ok engine runs fine,ecm fuse (not wiring)gets hot even after bypassing fusebox to the point of actually melting the fuse.changed fuel pump,changed oil sending unit,disconnected and checked all fittings,sensors and relays,ohmed fuel injectors and they are well ...
1993 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L No Start
vehicle towed in no start customer replaced fuel pump and filter. car started ran rough then died out very shortly also alternator making alot of noise. Replaced alternator. restarted again ran rough then died and would not restart. checked fuel pressure no pr...
1994 Chevrolet G20 Sportvan 5.7L light on VIN: 1GBEG25K4R
hi everyone...this van has a abs light that comes on when driving about 12 miles or above if you slow down below that the light goes off i checked for codes with snap on scanner i see a code 52 .rear pwm valve circuit open but only see this for a sec then it d...
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNCT18W1S
thanks in advance car came in a couple of weeks ago mil on scan of ecm found p0401 removed egr valve found filter screen completely clogged with carbon also found egr filled with oil pulled plenum to check for clogged passages they were ok replaced valve road ... Trouble codes: P0401
1996 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCFG15W4T
If you start this van up it will start and run good. after a minute or two it will slowly start to bog and loose power. If I add propane the motor perks right up. Once it goes into closed loop the problem goes away. My gut tells me to replace the fuel pump. Bu... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean), P0174 (system lean)
1997 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L no power VIN: 1GCCS1946V
This thing is acting like it has a restricted exhaust, but we have taken the exhaust loose . This did not change things. Fuel pressure is normal. It will idle but a little rough. When you try to accelerate it simple has no power.
1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L ABS module VIN: 2G1WW12M3W
Customer complains of antilock light coming on intermittently. No DTC's are stored. Looking at the data stream I noticed the abs voltage at 2.4 volts. I cleared codes although there were none found and both left and right abs solenoids clicked and the system r...
2001 Chevrolet C3500HD 6.5L Reverse VIN: 3GBKC34FX1
This vehicle is a 1 ton work truck. Around 2 weeks ago the driver noticed that the transmission would slip while driving down the highway. It would be fine, then rev up while slipping and then re-engage. The fluid level was checked, and found to be overfull. T...
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GNEC13T31
whats happening is that we have good compression,good fuel pressure,good spark,plugs are fine. it missing on #1 & 7 cly. have good vaccum. 17 in. no noticible signs of vaccum leaks, trying to figure out if the intake gasket could be leaking without no possible... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 8.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNGK26G41
after new cmp was installed, no problems @ first. cold start a couple days after replacement and light was back on w/ po343 only. Have scoped sensor, wiggled harness while monitoring cmp pid on scan tool(no changes) all circuits testing fine. I am suspicious o... Trouble codes: P0342, P0343
1999 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L courtesy lights VIN: 3C3E15SH8X
Car blows fuse #5. Isolated the problem to the ground side of the switched portion of the illuminated entry relay. The "map" lights in the rear view mirror, door lights, and rear seat light (in the rear of the console) each has its own power supply wire from f...
1995 Dodge Dakota 3.9L rear brakes VIN: 1BGG23X7SW
This should not be a tough problem but it is. the owner replaced his own parts and started having this problem it has been looked at by a couple of different shops.we checked the parts install looked good.i thought maybe the brake hose was going bad and not le...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L No Start VIN: 1B4GT54L3V
In June of this year, this van was driven through a deep puddle and filled the engine with water. We pulled the engine (it was full of water up to the upper intake!) and sent it to our local machinist to be rebuilt. One rod and a few valves later, we put the e...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP24R7X
Customer was driving and the check engine came on and then speedometer jumped up to 120 MPH and then stopped working. Found computer is defective but still allows the engine to run. Installed another reman computer from the dealer and as soon as the key was tu...
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L High Idle VIN: 1B4HS28Z7X
Hello IATN mebers! I am curretly working on this dakota that has a intemitt high idle. I replaced IAC Because It would not Raise or lower idle with a comand from my snapon 2500 scanner. Now after replacing IAC I can command idle to raise and lower. I test ...
1976 Ford F-250 6.4L emissions diagrams VIN: F26YRB3025
We have installed a 390cid replacement motor instead of the oem 360 motor and we need information on the correct emission requirements and vacuum routing to get this smog legal in calif.the 390 motor was offered in this truck but we need diagrams to set it up ...
1989 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTHF25G6K
Thanks for your help in advance. This truck has been giving us fits for some time now. It will not run well enough to pull itself into the shop and smokes back out the tailpipe. It seems as though it is getting way to much fuel. We have test fuel pressure and ...
1992 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FACP74W1N
Hello FORD techs,I'm a GM fuel and electrical guy that needs some help on this Crown Vic.Customer complaint is poor idle,check for tune-up.Did a history check and has only 20,000 kms on my last tune-up,plugs look great with normal tan color,no excessive wear.P... Trouble codes: 172 (02 not switchinglean bank 1), 173 (02 not switchingrich bank 1), 176 (02 not switchinglean bank 2), 177 (02 not switching rich bank2), 326 (egr pfe/dpfesignal to low), 543 (fuel pump circuitopen battery to eca)
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Line pressure VIN: 1FALP52U5R
Hello, This car was towed in for no forward engagement. Reverse functions normally. Drove car into shop (backwards) and checked fluid. Fluid was dirty, but not burnt, and no shiny or black material in it. Checked line pressure, found my line pressure was ab...
1995 Ford Aspire 1.3L No Start, Stall
This car cranks forever and then finally will start just before the batt. dies and will idle along just fine. If you touch the throttle it dies. With hood open and running the throttle by hand you can get it to accelerate fine as long as you move the throttle ...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5144W
thanks to all in advance, this windstar once in a while will set the above mentioned codes with no drivabillity issues, so the first time it came in we scaned and did a visual under the hood, we found the pcv hose in bad shape and leaking, so that was fixed an... Trouble codes: P1131 (lack of ho2s b1s1 indicates lean), P0171 (system too lean bank 1), P0133 (o2s slow response bank1 sensor 1)
1999 Ford F-150 5.4L blend doors VIN: IFTRX18L7X
this vehicle came in with the complaint of no heat . my problem is this is the fourth ford truck or utility vehicle that has came in with this problem i tested the coolant system completely the thermostat is opening correctly temperature at the heater hoses ar...
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 Windstar SEL 3.8L Theft System VIN: 2FMZA5340Y
Hello Ford Tech's This Ford Was Just Towed In With NO START. Scaned System And Has Code P1260 Theft System. Theft Light Flashing Fast. (Tried Both Keys) Still No Start. Owner Said He Bought Van New And Has Had This Problem Since Then Off And On. Ford Has Looke...
2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW08683
welcome to our nightmare!we have a mil on, bank two maxs rich to -30% during road test,, slightly rough idle, misfire code for 6 has shown up occasionally, we had replaced #6 plug and c.o.p.,compression on left hand cylinders are all within 10psi apiece. after... Trouble codes: P0175 (rich bank 2), P0306 (misfire 6 cylinder), P0316 (testing and results)
1995 GMC Jimmy 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKCS13W5S
95 s-15 4.3 v-6 a/t serv engine soon light intermittent- says obd 1 under hood and I can only find an obd 2 plug under driver side dash.when plugged in to my genisys otc scanner it says it can't communicate--can it also have aldl plug for obd1 which hood stick...
1996 GMC Safari 4.3L brakes VIN: 1GTDM19W9T
customer complaint when hard braking,comes to complete stop;whole vehicle vibrates. Takes foot off brakes for one second to two seconds reapply brake vehicle stops vibrating.Took out main relay for abs problem still exists. No brake shimmy problem.No brake noi...
1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L theft deterrant VIN: 3GKFK16R3X
i have this suburban that i thought the fuel pump was going out. it is my sister's vehicle, a couple of weeks ago she called me in the morning and said her car would not start. i get there and it starts right up. this happened on two occasions. finally the car...
1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L seat belt VIN: 54MA200318
Looking for some Honda guru's out there. I have tried looking up a way to test the seat belt system on this Accord. The dash light for seat belts comes on intermittent. Alldata does not seems to have a diagnostic or the basic information needed to solve proble...
2000 Honda Accord SE 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCG5671Y
I have determined that the egr passages are clogged and need to be cleaned. I can find no information about the best way to clean the passages on this year model. There is not an inspection plate or access plugs. If anyone has done this, do you have to remove ... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR- Insufficient flow)
1994 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L passenger seat VIN: JNKNG01DXR
This car has a completely inoperative passenger seat. Power and grounds to controller are good. I can get no input signal of any kind to any terminal of the controller when operating any of the door mounted seat controls. Alldata diagrams are incomplete. As ...
2000 Infiniti G20 2.0L Surge
i have this g20 in the shop for a stall and surge complaint we tuned the car up but didnt make a difference, i checked fuel pressure it was good at 45psi the o2 sensors are working properly. after the car runs for maybe 5 mins and you go to press on the gas a...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L No Start VIN: 1J4G278YOW
vehicle towed into shop, diagnosed as bad fuel pump. replaced blown fuse and fuel pump, still blows fuse to fuel pump relay.installed fuel pump assy. from dealer.
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW68N1X
hello group i have this 99 jeep with reoccuring dtc p1399,already replaced ckp sensor.every time i scope cam/crank signals with my dso signals appear in sync.what am i missing? the engine does appear to have slight stumble at idle but i don't know if that is ... Trouble codes: P1391 (intermittent loss of ckp or cmp)
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L ace system VIN: SALTY1540Y
This truck came in for noise from engine compartment. Replaced fan belt tensioner and right side 70mm idler pulley. The idler pully was plastic and had a very uneven wear pattern on it causing most of the noise. Replace with update metal pully from dealer. Now...
1996 Lexus LX450 4.5L head VIN: JT6HJ88J7T
Help lexus techs.Customer had vehicle towed in to shop said the motor was locked up,after diagnosing found number 6 cylinder full of water,vehicle will spin over now.Is there a problem with heads or head gaskets on these vehicles,could the customer damaged any...
1994 Mazda Protege 1.8L Hesitation
I have this mazda protege that falls flat on it's face when you take off and then when you let off the gas it picks up again. I checked out the Mass Air flow sensor and it is OK. My real question is, what is the fuel pressure supposed to be. One book I have st...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L Accessories VIN: WDBCA24D3M
Having problem isolating cause of 160ma drain on battery. Even after waiting an hour with system powering down and key out of ignition the power seat relay in under hood center is engaged. Removing circuit to number 6 terminal will kill the drain. This wire is...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L no upshift VIN: WDBHA29G8X
we still have same code after repairs. one service information called for teflon ring between input/output shaft worn, replace transmission. any one know how to verify this first. live data shows rpm speed of n2 773, n3 jumps from 700-7000 when it should be ze...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L power seats VIN: WDBNG75J5Y
I have this 2000 S500 with a power seat malfuction. When forward is requested the rear part of the seat raises and vice versa. The passenger seat does the same thing at different positions. I read a service bulletin about bad seat modules so I replaced them. N...
1987 Other European Silver Spur 5.3L Seatbelt warning lamp VIN: SCAZN02A5H
Hello, Rolls Royce Pros, The seat belt warning lamp mounted in the console on this Spur stays on after ignition. The warning buzzer operates properly with car on and seatbelt latched and unlatched. The problem is intermittent: on some start-ups it functions p...
1997 Plymouth Breeze 2.4L No Start VIN: 1B3EJ46X0V
Hey everybody. This car was towed in, no spark, injector pulse, fuel, no infomation from scanner, engine light will not come on number 3 fuse blows (tcm)check asd relay ok. Thinking computor...any suggestions?? Thanks for any suggestions.
1995 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L lfters, engine oiling VIN: 1G2WJ52M5S
After intake re-installed, no start, no compression.Removed intake again,found valves not closing, all lifters highjacked. No amount of manually spinning engine or limited cranking (with intake still removed) would bleed lifters. Removed lifters from front ban...
1984 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WP0EB0919E
vehicle breaks up @ 4000 rpm. cold or hot dosen't matter. checked fuel pressure and its 2.5-2.9 bar. valves have been readjusted, both reference sensors have been changed, fuel pump and filter have been changed. installed new plugs, check plugs and wires and a...
1987 Porsche 944 2.5L rear main oil seal VIN: WPOAA2951H
I am having a problem with a severe oil leak at the engine's rear main oil seal, which did not appear until after I replaced the oil pump and the pickup tube O-ring. The car originally came in with a complaint of intermittent loss of oil pressure that would oc...
1992 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L long crank time VIN: 4S3BJ6320N
Howdy, this is my first post so hopefully I am doing this correctly, What we have is a 92 subaru s/w that has an extended cranking on a cold start only when the cooling fan is running,if you turn on the key and the fan is not on it will start right up. This pr...
1991 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L Mechanical VIN: JT3FJ80WXM
i have heard that landcruiser's have brakes that are hard to bleed but i can't find the way to get them blead out... thank you in advance for your help in this matter...
1992 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L long crank VIN: 4T1VK12W2N
intermittently has a long crank.found fuel pressure always good.found no reference signal at coil.suspect pick up in distributor acting up.removed cap and all visually looks ok,no oil leaked inside or anything.has anyone experienced this before? thanx for your...
1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L brake pedal VIN: JT3HJ85J3V
this vehicle came in with excessive brake pedal travel and a spongy feel, not excessive travel then hit hard like rear shoe adjustment, but spongy. the front wheel bearings were very loose. tightened them but no difference. we bled the brakes with an air bleed...
1993 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.5L temperture gauge VIN: WV2MCO70PH
Came in customer complained that the temperture gauge would read hot in driving a short distance.drove found as gauge was moving up the temp light would come on at times.Then would go up to almost hot temp light would flash,checked temp with heat gun all over ...

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2001 BMW 530i 3.0L driveshaft VIN: WBAHE2322S
the fix on this vehicle was to remove the two piece driveshaft and lube the splines with bmw special lube, and reinstalled, recheck, noise gone.
1995 Buick Century Special 3.1L Cuts out VIN: 1G4AG55M0S
Sorry for the delay in closing this post, but I have been awaiting word from the customer as to whether the vehicle was actually repaired, but I guess no news is good news. I want thank everyone who responded, the suggestions were quite helpful. A few of you m...
1997 Buick Century Custom 3.1L passkey VIN: 2G4W552M0V
hello techs, thank you for your replies. several said to checkfor broken wire at the key switch. i had removed key cylinder and checked the resistance through full range of motion. there is no pass key module on this model pass key is through the bcm. securi...
1996 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Traction control VIN: 1G6KY5291T
Do to my limited diagnostic equipment ie red brick, I did not have the bi directional capability to properly diagnose this issue. I advised customer to take to dealer, but he has decided to live with the problem since it is minimal. Denny from Arizona says tha...
1991 Chevrolet Beretta 2.2L Rear brakes only VIN: 1G1LV13G8M
THANK YOU !!! to everyone who sent us information on this LABOR EATING problem. We just wanted to let everyone know that the problem is FIXED. We had been looking at the back brakes as the culprit when in fact it was actually the front calipers that were c...
1992 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L interior lights 4x4inop VIN: 2GCEK19K7N
found bad wire in scuff plate area thanks don now the dome lights are off and the [...]
1999 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L starter VIN: 1GCGG25R5X
We found a 7volt leak across the park nuetral switch so we just replaced it. It has been gone for 2 weeks and a check was recieved so I'm sure that fixed it. Most thought Ignition switch but 1 enlightened person suspected the p/n sw. Thanks to all that respond...
2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCHG35R5Y
hello everyone, thanks for all of your responses sorry it took so long to close but we were waiting for the customer to drive it for a while to see if it acted up again. After all my testing i decided that it probably had bad fuel so i put 5 gallons of fuel in...
2001 Chevrolet Tracker LT 2.5L alternator VIN: 2CNBJ63481
I was not able to pin point the actual problem. After working countless hours tracing wires and replacing alternators I installed a band-aid. The car is covered by an aftermarket warranty company. I was paid 1.5 diagnostic time for all this time. My band-aid c...
1987 Dodge Shadow 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B3BS48D6H
sorry for the long delay we have been looking at this vehicle between other jobs. thanks to everyone that replied Edmond [...] was close we ended up replacing the fuel injector not because of color or up dating but the only thing that seemed out of control .we...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L c.v joint VIN: 1B4GP44R6T
new drive shaft from a different supplier took care of the problem , thank you all for the help we got
1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L speedometer VIN: 2B3HD46F7V
after doing all the checks i described in the original posti wanted to see what everyone had seen on this matter,sure enough there were more then one faulty speedo that you have seen.so we got one from morris rose auto parts and the drain was gone.the end drai...
1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1B7GG22X4W
When the customer brings vehicle back we will check for areated fuel in the fuel rail. #2 injector is at the very end of the returnless fuel rail. Trouble codes: P0302.
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Starting VIN: 1FDKE30G7S
Hi All, Many of you suggested that I check the voltage drop of the groung side wire going from the battery to the frame. According to many of the responses these vehicles have problems with high resistance on the ground wire. I checked voltage drop of the posi...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U7V
it is fixed!!! and the owner is off of my back. we found the purge solenoid wires chafed and the new purge solenoid shorted...o.oo ohms. another new purge solenoid and a minor wiring repair and all is well. the car ran all of its monitors and no codes, no pend... Trouble codes: P0446 (evap canister vent malfunction).
2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 1FTRE14WXY
this one was the IAC. everyone hit it right. its been gone for a week and no complants. this network is great!!
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA51461
Thanks again for all your help: it was in the sincro shaft it is caked with burnt oil around the oil passage of the housing also didnt seem to be getting oil to shaft as upper shaft was changing colors from lack of lube. cleaned passages with brake clean and a... Trouble codes: P0340.
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L transfer case VIN: 1FMDU73W92
Replacing the module seems to have fixed the vehicle.Suggestions included a possible software update, doesn't seem to apply to mine. Also a suggestion to change oil which we did. Another wrote that module failures are common, and to add an extra ground wire to...
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMCD5667R
Alot of good information. Most said the main relay was the issue. Tapping on it did not start the vehicle. I took it apart and all the solder joints appeared to be intact and after performing the Honda manual test it also showed to be functioning. Fuel pressur...
2000 Honda Prelude 2.2L engine VIN: JHMBB6180Y
well just got a chance to check timing marks. both cams ar 180 deg. off from each other. customer has not deceided wheater to fix car or not.thanks again for all the help i received
1990 Hyundai Excel 1.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: KMHVF12J4L
After checking all the items listed in the responses, we performed some additional testing and replaced the PCM on a 'best guess' diagnosis. After installing the reman PCM an performing all the adjustments, the vehicle runs flawlessly.
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX2740V
Found proper connection, it was a 4-wire O2 sensor. Replaced sensor, code went away. Thanks for your help. Trouble codes: P0174 (bank 2 system lean).
1989 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L heater
seems im the only one who didnt know about this i back flushed the core and all kind of gunk came out from rtv to old gasket pieces thank you for the response the cabin is nice and toasty what a big improvement im callin it fixed thanks guys your the best
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L abs VIN: 1J4GZ58Y0T
Greetings Technicians. I want to thank the 12 techs who quickly replied to my post. Your information was very informative and 100% correct. What we had here was a weak amplitude signal from the RF WSS. I hooked in my Vantage to each sensor and started her up i...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Code 1763: Governer Pressure Sensor VIN: 1J4G248S7Y
After countless hours I believe i have eliminated the possibility of an electrical cause for this problem. I have returned the vehicle to the tranny shop and have not heard anything back yet. Thanks to all who responded. I will post the answer to the problem a...
1996 Land Rover Discovery 3900CC Cuts out VIN: SALLJGMM7T
First of all thank you to the 6 people who replied with possible solutions. They were as follows: 1) Clean MAF 2) Replace fuel filter 3) Replace VSS, vehicle speed sensor. This is apparently quite a common fault on these vehicles. I cleaned the MAF sensor and ...
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Limited Slip VIN: 5MLPU28L4X
Thanks for all the replies on this one. We replaced all the clutches and installed the .060 shim. Added 2 bottles of additive and all is well.
1994 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22C6R
customer decline anymore research ,he decide to trade the car.like i said before i would like to try a new ecm but customer decide otherwise,i am almost sure it was the problem. Trouble codes: 3 (dist.signal).
1997 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 1YVGE22D3T
Still waiting for customer to return. She's a hard lady to get to leave her car! Sorry for the late posting.
1995 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L starter VIN: WDBEA34E7S
fix: after further invesitgation we removed the inst. cluster from the dash and found we had power to the starter lock-out relay but one of the pins on the relay was burnt(causing an intermitten no start). we have replaced the relay and the car seems to be fin...
1994 Mercury Villager LS 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 4M2DVW1PDK
1997 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, DIES VIN: 4M2DV1114V
I want to thank all of you techs that provided information. The injectors were replaced by another shop trying to figure out the same problem, I finally refered this vehicle to the dealer ( ouch ) sometimes these things happen. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! Trouble codes: P0325, P0300.
1995 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4A3AJ56G2S
have put this car on hold for time being seems as it has been dump on us no word from the owner thanks too all also this is not a california car
1995 Nissan 200SX 1.6L brake lights/cruise control VIN: 1N4AB42D2S
hey frank you hit in on the head 1157 buld filaments fused together causing both problems at a glance it looked good then we made the problem more complicated then it needed to be thanks again to all who responed every one one was in the right area except for ...
1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera SL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G3AM1135J
Thanks for all of the good advise, and I encourage others to view the replies to see possibilities that could apply to their situation. The car is fixed, but the repair could not have been more difficult to find. After all other options have been tried, we dec...
1986 Toyota Corolla LE 1.6L Stall VIN: JT2AE83EOG
thanks to all who answered my cry for help.all of you were correct.it was the auxillary accel diaphram leaking. the fuel shutoff was sticky and the slow jet was dirty.works fine now,thanks again. duane
1990 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT4VN01D0L
You won't believe it. it was the coolant passage very restricted, plugged up. I did a fuel injection service on it like one other archive mentioned, it was really dirty (you could open the throttle bore and see it) The next morning I drove the car and it ran g...
1996 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L radio VIN: WVWBB81E7T
Most replies indicated that I weould have to press mode and scan together to get from SAFE to 1000 then enter 0225 code using the preset keys to awaken the radio. Also they indicated that if I was to try more then 2 times the radio would lock out for 1 to 2 ho...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21CX7
good morning: i havent completely fixed the vehicle, but have some things i can report. first, i replaced the computer. the customer supplied a used one, and it was out of a automatic car. it would give a code looking for the automatic input. here is the pro... Trouble codes: P0102.
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