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1997 Acura RL 3.5L radio VIN: JH4KA9651V
looking for acura tech's battery draw in radio, radio assembly or another cause? would apreciate response, please thanks duane
2000 Audi S4 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDD68D2Y
I have run the actuaters test,o2 sensers test,and put the smoke machine on intake to find vacuum leaks.do not currently hear any exhaust leaks.unable to find actuall test for the codes that i have.have two scanners with factory vag capability-modis and the lau... Trouble codes: P1457, P1476, P1113, P1131, P1460, P1461
1998 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN6345Y
okay, This low mileage 540i came in with a falied emission inspection for codes 26 and 27,mixture problem.This code I have seen many many times but never have been so puzzled.I found the intake gaskets leaking and replaced the intake gaskets along with the pcv... Trouble codes: 26 (mixture bank 1), 27 (mixture bank 2)
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L headlamps,brakelamps VIN: WBAGH83461
2001 BMW 740IL with low beam headlamps & brake lamps staying on as soon as ignition key is turned.With light control module in hand this problem still occurs.Brake lamp switch has been replaced.Thankyou everyone.
1996 Buick Century Custom 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4AG55MXT
I'm at wits end. At key on egr pintle is at 0%at idle goes to 18 to 22% when egr is installed but when another egr is plugged in laying on engine and grounded will show 0% I also had this 2nd egr installed on vechicle while running at id showed 20% did not fin... Trouble codes: P1406 (egr valve pintle position)
1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G6CD5333L
when this came in from another shop the above checks and repairs had been done, i checked and it is very rich, my lab scope is kaput so i cant view now but scan data showed rich and big injection pw. integrator goes from 128 to 99, i cant find any vac leaks an... Trouble codes: 41 (cam sensor-)
1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G6CD53BP4
car came in wif misfire needed major tune-up and some sensors replaced.runs great but at idle itll get a misfire.it has the grd. strap in dist cap.cleaned and checked grds at starter.added extra grd at back of alternator.its an intermittent miss.but it does mi... Trouble codes: 13 (o2 sensor), 22 (tps sensor)
1985 Chevrolet S10 2.5L plug in for panel VIN: 1GCCS14E2F
This s-10 has had someone try to rewire the dash panel plug for gauge cluster, now I have to rewire back to get the panel to work as original equiped. the problem is that none of the wiring diagrams from gm manual match the wires found in this truck, I am wond...
1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GNDT13WXR
This Blazer has me and my colleagues baffled. Truck died while on the highway and was towed to the shop. Engine will start eventually but as soon as you give it gas, it dies right out. The truck barely idles and vacuum is only 3 inHg. Fuel pressure is within s...
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GKCS13WXS
idles rough, will not accelarate, back fires through tne intake manifold, acts like it is flooding or way out of time
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1G1JF12T4T
i have tis cavalier driving me crazzzzzy!! car idles like it has a rev limiter at idle, idle surges up and down badly. pulse width goes to between 3.0 and drops to 0 with idle surge. at idle iac drops to 0 but i cant find any vaccum leaks yet. also knock senso... Trouble codes: P0507
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 2500 8.1L 1->2 shift VIN: 3GNGK22G24
A customer of mine has imported a brand new Chevy Avalanche 2500. 8.1liter. After a conversion to right hand drive he has been driving the truck around for a few weeks. He noticed a sudden change in the 1-)2 shift quality. It went from a nice crisp shift to a ...
1996 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L rotating component VIN: 3C3EL55H5T
This vehicle came in after having four new Michelin XGT tires size [...] asking about complete suspension maintenance. We inspected the car and recommended new Monroe SensaTrac struts, an alignment, balanced all four tires, road tested and delivered to cus...
1997 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.5L buushings VIN: 2C3HD56F3V
we have this concorde i am tring to replace the cradle bushings front but the bolt just spins. we ordered a new bolt and new plate were the nut is attach to . well the dealer sends us this new plate its about 8 in. long and 2 in. wide looks like a piece of ang...
2000 Daewoo Leganza CDX 2.2L dis VIN: KLAVA6924Y
Hi, I'm having a problem with locating the wire thats shorting out the DIS fuse. I remove the fuse block to find a short in the system, trace the pink wire to the DIS and found it to be ok. 5 circuts are used off this fuse [20a] evap, alt, post 02, ei and esds...
1995 Dodge Caravan 3.0L flexplate VIN: 2B4GH253XS
Repeated failure, the flexplate seems to last about 4000 miles, After engine overhaul after disgruntled employee filled engine with pennies, I have replaced pistons, had crank turned, new bushing in rear of crankshaft, new torque convertor, This is my personal...
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...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 3.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HC16X84
help is needed from all of you drivability wizz. this truck came into my shop with a mil light and misfire complaint. performed all the basic check, compression, ignition and fuel pressure. all check good with fuel pressure at 45 to 50 psi. check inject # 4 an... Trouble codes: P0304 (misfire cylinder 4)
1990 Eagle Talon 2.0L No Start VIN: HE3BT64U4L
Hi fellow techs. Customer was driving along, car stumbled and died. Has no spark, fuel pressure or inj. pulse. No "check engine" light when keyed up. Found main relay was not being grounded by ECM. Could manually ground it and it would activate fuel pump and m...
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE1423W
Hello All, This van came in for service engine light being on. Found same code and found bad plugs & wires in which I replaced. After a week it came back with the same code. Don't notice any miss this time on the scope. The plug has black around the bottom ed... Trouble codes: P0306 (misfire 6 cyl)
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L anti-theft VIN: 1FMZU35P7W
customer drives car and anti-theft system light flashes and car stalls after a minute car will restart and getting code p1260
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Radio VIN: 1FAFP53UXX
We have this Taurus that has a 3.5 amp steady pulse when performing a low amps probe test around the battery cable. The location of the pulse has been determined to be the radio memory wire at the radio. The rear module for the radio has been unplugged and the...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on, hard start cold VIN: 1FTSW31FX1
This vehice came in with customer complaint of very hard to start when cold, and check engine light on. We didn't really have time to let the vehicle sit all day to verify cold start complaint so we went toward the check engine light problem. This vehicle had ... Trouble codes: P1316 (IDM Codes detected), P1272 (Cyl. 2 hi to low side open), P1274 (Cyl. 4 hi to low side open), P1276 (Cyl. 6 hi to low side open), P1278 (Cyl. 8 hi to low side open)
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Misfire VIN: 1FTSX31S83
OK all you Ford Experts, Please help me understand this one! I believe I am overlooking something obvious, so Here is what I am up against- Customer complaint, Low Power. Found codes listed. we are unsure why 5 coils are not firing. Power supply to all coils i... Trouble codes: P0356, P0357, P0358, P0359, P0360, P1000 (OBD Drive Cycle monitors not complete)
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GTEK14V22
Hi guys, I think im over-thinking this one. This truck has a stumble or cut out just above idle I replace the fuel filter, clean the trottle plate,swap mass air flows, ck tps sweep the only thing i see is that the fuel pressure seems low. 25-30, I tried runnin...
1996 Honda Accord EX 2.7L air bag/srs VIN: 1HGCE6674T
scanned srs system: code 08-5 need trouble chart or help with this code
1992 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.1L heater VIN: 4S2CY58Z4N
This is a family vechile that intermetively loses all heater fan speeds and at the same time "daytime" headlamps blink on off especially when hitting bumps but does cut off even when idling..so I'm in the process of trying to fine a common ground circuit but s...
1999 Isuzu Amigo S 3.2L Misfire VIN: 4S2CK57W7X
Car came form another shop. Had code 300. Cleard has not come back yet. Fuel trim long & short is +20 on bank 1 Right, -5 Bank 2 on left. Spark plugs are black on bank 1 and bright white on bank 2. Other shop changed one of the o2's but on the scaner one of th... Trouble codes: 300 (radom missfire)
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L intermittent battery drain VIN: SAJAC01E3Y
This car will flatten the battery overnight, but is very intermittent. It can be ok for 2 or 3 weeks, then it will flatten the battery with no warning,owner has not seen any lights on or heard any noises from the car. I carried out a quiescent consumption test...
1998 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Air Suspension VIN: SALPV1244W
We've been dealing with E.A.S. problems on these vehicles for years. When I get a "pressure switch is not changing state" fault, replacing the valve block assembly usually takes care of the problem. Sometimes a weak battery can cause a fault code to appear fro...
1984 Lincoln Mark VII 5.0L courtesy light switch VIN: 1MRBP98F1E
This old lincoln has apparently been in our shop a few times and 2 of the techs that have worked on it previously have moved on to other places so I don't know a lot of history on this car. Now it's my turn to take a stab at it. My problem is with the air susp...
1993 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L no reverse or neutral VIN: 1YVGE22A9P
stuck in forward. customer said he loaned car out and when they brought it back they told him the hold light had come on. when he tryed to take it home he had to rev the engine to get it to pull in reverse and forward but was solid when it finally caught no sl...
2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28G21
hi everybody : this van has mil on cyl 5 misfire,the miss occurs more often at cold while the vehicle is driving and has no idle problems.sometimes the miss will goes away,and sometimes it won't happened at all. I started with switching the spark plug from c... Trouble codes: P, 0305 (CYL 5 missfire detected.)
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Hesitation, No Accel VIN: WDBJF6SJ71
Car came in for replacement of air, fuel filter and oil change. During service the tech also changed the cabin air filter element. Car ran fine on a roadtest but when customer picked up the car would not accelerate. The car starts well and the idle is smoo...
1993 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start, Hesitation VIN: JN1HJ01CEP
Hi everyone: I don't work on imports very often so I need some help on this one. For about a year, this car has had a hesitation just on take off. It doesn't happen all the time. I have only been able to feel it once. I unhooked the egr valve and that hasn't h...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Timing Chain VIN: JN1CA21D9S
Vehicle towed in with a loud rattle in the timing chain area. We replaced the tensioner and ran engine for 10 minutes where the noise did not go away. There was no oil leak. Removed the timing cover and replaced the chain, guides, checked the 2 small chains an...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L hydrolics VIN: JN1CA21D2S
Car came back with slipping clutch complaint. We re-adjusted clutch, topped off hydrolic system (was low), no leak found. We thought there might be a little play in clutch pedal linkage, replaced the clevis pin and bushing @ master cyl. Car drove fine for seve...
2003 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G3NL52F73
Hello everyone. Sorry about the long post, but I'm trying to be thorough. This car was towed in as a no start and sure enough-crank but no start. Sound while cranking seemed a little odd to me like maybe a broke timing chain or something. Anyway, on with the t...
1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2P4GP243TT
Good afternoon people. I have this Chrysler that is giving me some problems. The MIL comes on intermittedly with the code P0304 cylinder #4 misfire. The vehicle originally came in for a misfire. Check codes P0304. Spark plugs were totally worn out. So did a fu... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire), P1281 (Engine is cold too long), P1282 (Fuel pump relay control circuit)
1998 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G2JB5245W
We have a posessed Sunfire in the shop. Cust states that car started hesitating at cruise, another shop billed plugs and wires, miss still there. Started on the car yesterday and alot of strange things going on. Scan showed no codes, ABS light on, no CEL, and ...
1997 Saturn SL2 1.9L Dashboard VIN: 1G8ZK5277V
This car came in a month ago with the sound of water running in the dash. It sounds as though the cooling system is low and there is air in the heater core. I checked the cooling system and added some coolant although the reservoir had a supply of coolant in i...
2000 Saturn LS1 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G8JU52F4Y
engine has fast (approx twice a second) surge in gear at idle at stop. no problems noted under any other conditions. occurs hot or cold... The worst beating I ever took was a quad4 in a Grand am. After installing a waterpump, the mechanical part of the chain t...
2001 Saturn SL1 1.9L Rack VIN: 1GBZH52801
We are trying to solve a squeak (very minor) in a little old lady's car. You can only hear it when car is warm, all accessories are off, and turning wheel. We have found the noise, it's coming from the seal at the top of the rack. We thought it was the lower s...
1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4S3BG4852T
the vehicle runs rich when starting up cold runs good as soon as the vehicle hits about 175 degs it goes very rich !!! we have tryed airflow meter, TPS , new injectors, cam & crank sensor, new fuel, new computer fuel pressure is normal, spark is good, map sens...
1992 Toyota Camry 2.2L no start VIN: 4T1S12E0NU
Took for test drive fine for first 2 mile then car started to act like it was lacking fuel pressure . Would not accelerate but could maintain speed . When arrived at shop car could not take any load with out stalling . Now vehicle will not start . Fuel pressur...
2001 Toyota Echo 1.5L valve clatter, ping VIN: JTDBT12311
Hello techs, Does anyone have experience working on the ECHO? We could not even duplicate the valve rattle problem, but we heard a slight whistling noise under load, sounding like air moving past the throttle plate. Also heard the belt squeak under load a li...
1997 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWDA81H9V
I recieved this car about a week ago with a request to replace the ignition switch. The owner had the car diagnosed eleswhere. Also, the car is fitted with an aftermarket Viper alarm, which I disabled. The original symptom was that the car wouldn't crank. Befo...
1994 Volvo 850 2.3L Unknown VIN: YVLW5711R2
First opportunity to learn about 850 trannys. Car came in with the check engine light on. Scan turned up a po730. (volvo vode 322) Customer said that once on a fairly steep hill taking off from a stop the car was in drive and wouldn't go anywhere, like it was ...
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LS5543V
Hello to all volvo techs, Customer complains that when the temp gets to freezing, the car will not start. I drove the car home for several days and one day the car would start then die then start and die. As it heated up it ran fine. Also in temps above freez...

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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Gear selector switch VIN: WAUZL64B3Y
Thanks so much for the help , but after checking all the wiring between the selecter switch and the TCM , we determined the TCM was at fault. It was strange that the TCM could not see P and N but the car still cranks. Custumer declined further repairs. Thanks ...
1988 BMW 325is 2.5L Surge VIN: WBAAA2302J
Yes,this is a fix: Thanks for all the replies. Most of the info led me to check the throttle switch underneath the T-body. Sure it was full of oil, but this did not fix the surge @ idle. Others pointed to the O2 sensor. Even though i did not have a code, the a... Trouble codes: 81 (93 -), 93.
1994 BMW 530i 3.0L Stored code VIN: WBAHE1318R
Good Morning Gents, I have not repaired this vehicle. It has been released for over a week now with no concerns...Yet. John mentioned a code 41 often refers to a bad idle control valve..Good tip! not documented but often the vehicle will stall or idle irregula... Trouble codes: 41 (Power to MAF sensor interupted).
1984 Chevrolet Camaro 5.0L enfine
well after i finally got more time to work on the car whick is my car by the way. i found cylinder 4 had spun a rod bearing so iv got a vortec 350 im gonna put in and just forget about the 305 thanks guys
1996 Chevrolet K3500 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GBJK34FXT
i pulled intake back off and found the connector for ckp under pump. now truck starts easilt and ckp code is gone the timing code is their i just need to adjust timing this weekend.
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W8T
Unfourtunatly my customer does not want to pursue this problem (spend and more money) at this time. Some of the posting techs thought there had to be a miss but as far as I can tell from the GM section on this site, anything that would cause the engine to dece... Trouble codes: P0300.
1998 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1FP22K6W
Thanks for the help Paul [...],Paul from Oklahoma and all the other replies. With the information we recieved we were able to find a bad fuel pressure regulator. We replaced it and had no further problems with the vehicle. Trouble codes: P0300 (Engine Misfire Detected).
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 8.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNGK26G41
Got 3 responses on this one, turned out to be corrosion inside the VCM. Thanks to Jeff [...] for hitting this one on the head! Trouble codes: P0342, P0343.
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Radio VIN: 1GNEK13Z33
Thanks to all who replied, all responses were helpful. This truck has been driving me nuts for weeks, it's great to have other suggestions. Upon following up on all the tips, I narrowed it down to the rear seat audio controller. Although it never gets turned o...
1967 Chrysler charger 383CID turn signals VIN: XP29H72361
This was not a rush job so we took our time working on it. Problem appears to be the 4 way flasher switch. Flip the lever up and everything works great. Flip it down and car messes up. I have a switch on order. Got MANY replies. Everybody must love the older c...
2000 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.9L No Start VIN: 1B7GL2AX0Y
I would like to thank everyone for thier input on this one. It was a bad PCM and a bad coil. Sorry it took so long to get this one updated, but the first PCM from dodge was defective. After installing new PCM, we had pulse to coil, but no spark. Replaced coil ...
1985 Ford F-150 4.9L clutch VIN: 2B4GP24G7Y
Thanks to iatn this vehicle is fixed. I am sorry I failed to mention that I did turn the flywheel before I installed the clutch kit. Thanks to Andy from texas and Daryle from Oregon who said it was just bad aftermarket parts, as I purchased clutch, pressure pl...
1989 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHF26HOK
Talk about the lights were on but no one was home. It turns out the eec power relay was no good. When the truck first found its way to my shop the I took notice of the new eec power relay as well as fuel pump relay. I dismissed it as the 'smoking gun' and move... Trouble codes: 44 (lean o2).
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTDKE30G6
We got 4 good responces to our help request, Kenneth [...]- some times the trans MLP switch gives problems, and Raymond Burns refered me to a post in the tech theory forum 'If at first you don't suceed, learn f...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Fuel Tank VIN: 1FTCR14X1R
I was looking for a shortcut to dropping the fuel tank. Almost all responces said the same thing... don't drop the tank but instead remove the bed. Even though the 6 ten year old bolts were tough to remove I am sure the job was made much easier by removing the...
1996 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR15U0T
Well give the prize to Tad and Rusty. Turns out that when they replaced the engine the first time they broke a couple of the little plastic tips on the original injectors. So obvious cheap fix-use the injectors from the 2000 motor. Viola! Engine runs rich all ... Trouble codes: P1132, P1152.
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start, long crank VIN: 1FALP6539V
Well, we took this car to the Ford Dealer because we exausted our efforts. The Ford dealer was able to find the problem quite easily with a break-out box. They told us Pin # 21 at pcm was loose inside the case. They have ordered a PCM for this vehicle but at...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L excessive brake pedal travel VIN: 2FTRX18LXX
thanks to all that replied,bill [...] tip for the hecu ( abs pump assy ) led us to the dump valve procedure. not convinced that was the problem,customer took vehicle to ford dealer & had scanned with ford oem scan tool. testing indicated by passed dump valv...
2004 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L fuel gauge VIN: 1FMPU16L24
thank all of you that replied to this question. as this is happening to several of our expeditions and all of the hard parts and wiring seem to be o.k. we are going to try using diffrent gas for the time being. it is very possable that the gas that we are reci...
2002 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L battery light VIN: 1GKDM19X52
I have not had this van back to try the ideas on the replies you all sent. The owner is very busy and can't get it in for further testing. thanks for the help, I will try out the suggestions when I see it back here
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Hesitation VIN: JHMCD5659R
Thanks to the many of you who replied. Most of you hit it right on the nose. The egr ports were indeed plugged up except for #1 cylinder. After disconnecting the egr like many had suggested, the miss went away. I removed the cover and found the plugged ports a...
2000 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6558Y
We informed the customer that the MIL was on due to the oxygen sensor malfunction. We gave the customer the information and estimates, and at this time, he has not returned for the repair. Thanks for the help. Russ Trouble codes: P1149 (undocumented code from obd 2 generic scan).
1995 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L Air Suspension VIN: SALHC1346S
Thanks for all the advice! It seems the consensus is to convert thesse over to regular springs and forget the air suspension. I had mentioned this to the customer to begin with, but he wanted to see what it would take to get the air suspension working. Several...
1993 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L lock- up convertor VIN: 1YVGE22AXP
Greetings. I received four replies regarding my Mazda transmission. Although I already knew they have a problem with these transmissions especially the high mileage ones no one was able to provide me with the parameters the ecm needs to see to activate the ove...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L 1-2 shift 3-4 shift VIN: 1YVGE22C9V
It appears from the reply that it is time for a transmission replacement. Evidently these are 'throw-away' transmissions. The customer did not want to spend the money to fix it and proceeded to trade it in on a new car. Thanks again, Jeff
1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L coolant VIN: WDBA19D7PG
well i replaced the cylinder head gasket after cleaning the block and head with a strong detergent. we also replaced all of the hoses as they showed signs of softening from oil contamination. the radiator was replaced and the heater core flushed extensively. n...
1996 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2DN11WXT
performed top engine cleaner treatment and vehicle got alot better, probably 5 more injectors would perfect this but customer declined at this time Trouble codes: 300 (random missfire).
1977 Other European 308 GT 4.0L timing spur gears VIN: 1F2E3R4R5A
EX-Customer informed me of a guy he called down south that told him how to remove the gears by using ground off bolts to extract the cover--breaking the old bearings somhow I would assume.Also told him reccomended process was to remove the engine and dissemble...
1993 Plymouth Colt Vista 2.4L No Start VIN: JP3CC50G0P
Could not find replacement coil, modified this one for external coil and got it running again..Grampy's back on the road. The car is not worth the expense of a new/reman distributor. Hooking up an external coil is a cheap, reliable way to fix an otherwise expe...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1L anti-theft VIN: 1G2NW52M3T
1997 Pontiac Bonneville SSE 3.8L ride control VIN: 1G2HZ5215V
Thanks for your replies. Sorry about the delay, the customer is very busy and it is hard to get the vehicle back in. Come to find out, I was confused on the systems used on this vehicle, since it has both the electronic computer command ride system and rear en...
1997 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GN8GRXV
Thanks to all that replied, the code P1700 is for the #2 speed sensor circuit. A little more searching on our part would have turned this information up on the shop key in the transmission section. Unfortunately the customer still has not returned for the diag... Trouble codes: P1700.
1997 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Compressor VIN: 4T1BF12B0V
Hey guys, we got it! Thanks to Duane in Alaska (I didn't know ya'll needed AC up there). Anyway, Duane stressed the importance of the compressor lock sensor input to the amp. We decided to unplug the amp and ohm the sensor and wires at the same time and to 'wi...
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Hesitation
Timing belt off two teeth on cam. Installed new belt and tensioner.
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on, 16839 VIN: 3VWCC21C8X
Please remember that this leak was identifed as a MASSIVE Leak. The best information came from Angelo in Florida. Angelo is part of the support team for Baum tools. He was able to supply a detailed description of how this Evap System operates ... This in... Trouble codes: 16839 (Large Evap Leak).
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWCB21C32
After receiving relevant information, we were still off the track and the PCM was still showing to be bad, so we replaced the computer with a used one and it is working fine now. Thanks for the help
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