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1993 Acura Legend LS 3.2L No Start VIN: JH4KA7676P
occasional crank no start
1999 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC28D3Y
Thank you all in advance. I have this Audi that came to me with a couple problems several vacuum leaks and fouled plugs, running poorly and no power. DTC's P1128 and P1136 both indicating a lean condition or according to my info they do. Corrected several vacu... Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary Airflow incorrect)
1980 BMW 633CSi 3.2L blower/compressor VIN: 0005555473
I am in need of wiring diagrams for this vehicle's a/c compressor, a/c blower controls (a/c), and location of possible switch over relay for blower motors (a/c and heater). Heater blower works fine no a/c blower or compressor engagement. I think this is the sa...
1997 Buick Riviera 3.8L serpintine belt VIN: 1G4GD2217V
I have this Buick Riviera with a supercharge 3.8, The problem is the main belt. Part of the belt is worn off on the inside and the belt is loud. Alternator power steering AC and tensioner pully all seem to line up ok. My Question is could a tensioner cause thi...
1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, idle to high VIN: 1G6KD52BOR
hi thanks in advanced for any help i have a 1994 cadillac sedan devile with po85 code i have removed throttle body and cleaned all passage ways and bores readjusted tps someone had previously adjusted idle base screw i also lowerd idle to spec and to o% thrott... Trouble codes: P0085
1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L charge light
cust came in saying that charge light is comming on. check alt and no charge. replaced alt and all was fine till she starts car in morning and light comes on for about 2 min anybody have this problem help!!!
1991 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Hydraulics VIN: 1GCCS14Z0M
Dec 03 vehicle arrived with clutch hyrdaulic failure. Had replaced master, slave, reservoir hose with g.m. factory parts. Worked great for 3 months. March 04 returned with intermittent clutch release with pedal to floor. Found master internal bleed and warran...
1992 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L engine VIN: 1GCGK24FSN
Hello and thanks for reading this post. We don't do much diesel work but this was orignally coming in for a transmission problem. Came in on a hook. No start. When we cranked the engine it spun over way to easy. Checked compression and found none on several cy...
1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDM19W1V
Unable to start vehicle. Fuel pressure at 45 lbs. Volume good. Spark OK. No codes present. TPS, ECT, ok. While cranking, scanner showed no pulse width. Tested voltage at connector to injectors, OK. Poured gas into throttle bore, vehicle started and kept runnin...
1997 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCGC24F9V
thanks inadvance for reading this post I have this turbo deisel that will stall intermiantly. most often at low speed , but is starting now at hi speeds also. truck will restart with key , or if at high speed the customer holds full throttle and has restarted...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L turn singal flasher VIN: 1GNDT13W5W
g. m. tech's help [lol] the issue with this blazer is the turn singal flasher is always flashing [clicking].it will stop when the brake pedel is depressed or when the turn singals or emergency flashers are used. everything seems to operate normal except the co...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Misfire VIN: 2GCE19V9X1
2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L ebcm VIN: 1GCKT19W9Y
hello guys and thanx in advance for any suggestions. I have this s10 pickup, the abs light comes on at times and stores a code co265 foe ebcm relay. Mitchell is leading me to a bad connection at the 2 wire ebcm connector.I have checked the connector and tighte...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 8.0L Steering box VIN: 3B7KF26W5X
Hello fellow techs and thanks in advance for all help. Customer came in with truck just bought used, for snowplowing. Complaint was hard steering after sitting for a while with the plow up.Vehicle was inspected for loose or binding front end parts and only iss...
1999 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GG26Y9X
This dakota came in running very poor with almost no idle at all and poor acceleration. scan codes were P0203-P0204-P0206 (INJ. CIRCUIT CODES) And P0300-P0301-P0302-P0304-P0308 (MISFIRE CODES) - all tune up parts were original. we replaced plug wires - dist. c... Trouble codes: P0203 (3 cyl. injector fault)
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L No Start VIN: 1D7HA16Z62
We towed this truck in about 3 weeks ago for the same no start condition. When we get it to the shop it starts. It cranks OK, has good fuel pressure but doesn’t seem to have good spark. When you let off the key it will run backwards. Always seems to happen whe... Trouble codes: P1491
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTDF15N2N
i need some help please i have a ford truck with a no start the fuel pump runs all time and the coil will spark with just key on unplug spout and coil stops no data from computer once coil stops it will spark every once in a minute or so and when it sparks the...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FMDU34X5R
Posting for good friend who has helped our shop alot, trying to prove the value of iatn membership!!During warm up there is a popping inside intake it seems to lessen when the vehicle warms up. Sorry for not having exact specs for iac map ect Im at home and sp...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start, NO START HOT VIN: 1FTJW36F4S
Hello all and thanks in advance for the help. I guess my real problem is the lack of special tools needed for diagnoses. The truck starts fine cold, and after it comes to normal operating pressure, if you shut it off and try to restart it, it will not start. M...
1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTEX27L2V
This truck has been wrecked and is pretty rough. The first question I have is when I look at module ID on snap on scanner, I get SOFTWARE FILE: ALAPKE3.HEX MODULE PART# F7PFAEA VIN; NOT AVAILABLE, wouldnt it be a problem for this pcm to not have the vin# flash... Trouble codes: P0141, P1605 (keep alive memory test fault), P1131 (ho2s11 lean), P1151 (ho2s21 lean)
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L 2-3 slip & delayed reverse VIN: 1FTNW21F5X
Hello trans techs, I have a very intermittant no reverse that requires heavy throttle to enguage. It also had a one time slip on the two three shift. The codes pulled are p0603 internal control module KAM module error, and p0782 2-3 shift error. Pressures are...
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L support bearing VIN: 1FAFP34P94
Vehicle has an extremely noisey support bearing on the right front cv axle.Tried to buy just the support bearing but there is not a listing for after market at all.The dealer will sell us the bearing but the axle comes with it.they do not sell the bearing sepa...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L colant level VIN: 1FMYU04131
Hello Ford techs: I have this Escape with coolant warning light on intermittently.The light only goes on after about 15 min of driving, city or highway. The coolant level is OK and it does not overheat.I called my local ford dealer for info and possible recall...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Cruise Control VIN: 1FAFP34P12
No history on this car. Owner said the cruise control hasn't ever worked! Cruise won't set. I have been through the All Data diagnostics and it all leads back to the module cruise unit. Local Ford dealer says its not a common part. Just looking for any other i...
2002 GMC Sierra 2500 SL 6.0L Long crank time VIN: 1GTGK29U32
Hi Group, Sorry in advance for the long post. This GMC truck has presented a real chalenge. I starts fine cold, and will start fine hot immediatly after it is shut off, but if left to sit for 10 min or longer it will crank for at least 5-10 seconds before sta... Trouble codes: P0160 (Low O2 activity bank 2 sensor 2), P0140 (Low O2 activity bank 1 sensor 2), P0300 (Random misfire)
1999 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Surge VIN: 1HGEJ6670X
Have worked on many different Hondas over the years,but this one has got me stumped.Intermittently engine will act up.At 2500 to 3000 RPM the engine will surge .Feels like the rev limiter is kicking in.Does not consistently occur.Would appreciate any help,than...
1997 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L memory seats VIN: SAJKX6246V
Greetings Fellow Techs, When the driver's door is opened the steering column,drivers seat and mirrors enter entrance/exit mode.However upon closing the door the column and mirrors return to their respective positions but the drivers seat does not.It remains i...
1995 Kia Sportage EX 2.0L No Start, Hesitation VIN: KNDJA7236S
This Kia has a hard start cold. You must crank it for a few minutes before itt will start. When it does start it acts like it has too much fuel in the system. Then when driving it hesitates. It has had a new cat, new intake gaskets, new temp sensor. I checked ...
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB72391
ok this truck came to us for a Check Eng Light on pulled codes found P0134,P0135,P0136,& P0141 checked sensors according to alldata they were bolth bad ordered new ones from Kia fixed it right up. 3 Days later Cust. comes back in light back on so we check code... Trouble codes: P0134 (No activity detected in front O2), P0135 (Front O2 Heater Circuit Malf), P0136 (Rear O2 curcuit malf), P0141 (Rear O2 heater circuit malf)
1998 Lexus GS400 4.0L Hydrobootst VIN: JT8BH68X1W
Hi Techs I need help on this one car come in complaint the ABS/VSC light on and Brk pedal spongy found code C1246,C1252.C1256,C1223 Clear code and test drive C1256 and C1223 come back tried bleed Brk System but according to mitchell required toyota special too...
1994 Lincoln Continental 3.8L abs VIN: 1LNLM9740R
We towed this car in for a dead battery. After getting the car started we noticed the antilock brake module pump was running constantly. When we started testing it it started working properly and no codes where stored. Anyone everrun across this?
1998 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L engine VIN: 1LNFM82WXW
perform winterize, which included lube oil and filter. tech ran vehicle, perform avr test, shut vehicle off. tech put equipment away, went to bring vehicle out of shop vehicle would not crank. oil level was ok, removed serpintine belt vehicle still would not c...
2000 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L brake lamps/shift interlock VIN: 1LNFM81W5W
Vehicle was first brought in because the shifter would not come out of park. Found no brake lamps and shift interlock release inop due to brake lamp switch electrical connector melted. The tech replaced the brake lamp switch and replaced the connector with fem...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1YVGE22C0V
When I got the car it would idle ok but cut out and had no power. after I replaced the fuel pump and filter, the half and 3/4 throttle responce are good but at wide open throttle the engine lays down and will not excellerate. I have tested the csps, cps, afs, ...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 600SL 6.0L detonation VIN: WDBFA76EPF
during acceleration, at 4400 rpm, detonation happens, the knock sensor for cyls #1 & #2 picks up the detonation and retards the timing, causing a loss of power. we replaced the fuel with 93 octane, still has detonation. after attempting to ck the system we fou...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L timing chain VIN: WDBHA28E5S
reinstalled rebuilt head on engine, took out chain tensioner to install chain on camgears.when I install the tensioner the chain gets real tight before it is completely installed. I rotated the engine but it did not help. I tried to install the tensioner in pi...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Windshield Wiper VIN: ULBWG72728
Need to know what side single wiper arm should park at after wiper is turned off...right/left side of windshield?
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E6X
did a maintenance tune-up,plugs,wires and updated fuel filter and lines,customer did not have a check engine lite on previously or any complaints. now mil light is coming on and setting fuel trim codes. we have re-inspected all our work,checked vacume and all ... Trouble codes: 0173 (fuel trim malfunction bnk 2), 0170 (fuel trim fuel trim malfunction bnk 1)
1999 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L srs VIN: WDBGA51G0X
Greetings to all! I am having a little trouble... And need a helping hand. this S500 came in with a SRS lamp on . Upon diagnostis , we found a code for passenger seat occupancy sensor. Replaced sensor and retested the SRS. The lamp was still on. With the same ...
1992 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L spark knock VIN: 2MECM75W8N
car has bad spark knock(ping)under light to mid accel.in 3&4 gear.had a code for low egr flow,all passages were cleaned,engine was decarbed.egr,solenoid and dpfe all are functioning properly now.i cleared code and road tested vehicle.code did not reoccur but s...
2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01D61
Hi Guys, Had this Altima come in the other day and it had a P0100 code. Performed tests as per the flo chart in shop key. I found a bad vac at #4 cyl on the intake gasket. Replaced the gasket and the car ran great. Now the custome returned today with the comp... Trouble codes: P0100 (Mass Air Flo Meter)
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3GR64H21
Hi there. I have another wonderful problem child that just makes you glad that you became an auto tech. A long story, but bare with me. I have a couple of different things going on and pretty sure I have an intermittent open within the underhood fuse block. Th... Trouble codes: P0410
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L ignition key VIN: 1G2WJ52J7Y
the ignition key wont shut off all the way or come out of the ignition tumbler. after removing the lower steering column cover the key removal sol. will not entergize the sol for it to be all the way to be shut off. you can push it manually to remove the key. ...
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...
2001 Saturn SL1 1.9L Cooling System VIN: 1G8ZS52812
Hello All Thanks for taking the time to read this. This car came in with a light brown milky film in the cooling system reservior. I believe it is a head gasket. Have no codes, engine shows no signs of contamination in engine oil.I checked TSB's and IATN post...
1990 Subaru Loyale 1.8L diff n axles VIN: JF1AN52B2L
this is my lady friends car. i hate it but fer sum reason, she luvz it.in 11 years ive workd on everything but th fuel guage.!!! did th clutch at 200k. she is a good driver. she ovr heatd th motr at 236k n i put in a used. awhile back i put in th 5th set of ax...
2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 2.5L Mechanical VIN: JS3TD62V5Y
this is for all you suzuki folks i need to know if the timing cover can be removed without removing oil pan alldata say it needs to come off but gives no procedure this is a 4by 4 and what i need to know is can you get it off in car or is it better to pull dif...
1984 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JT3FJ60G4E
Truck originally came in with a severe stalling problem - owner had just driven it from Colorado where he purchased it. It ran fine until he got to lower altitude. We found the ERG valve was stuck open with a piece of carbon. Cleaned the valve, sent him on his...
1988 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT4RN63AXJ
This truck came to the shop with a complaint of running poorly and poor fuel economy. Found no trouble codes, but found tps to be bad, that was replaced and adjusted corectly. Fuel pressure test in well within specs and fuel pressure drop at injectors is unifo...
2002 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L vsc VIN: JT3HN86R62
the problem we have is the skid warning coming on in what appears to a normal turn at or above 20 mph. we feel like it is coming on prematurley but have no data to support this. we need some info on how this skid waaning works and possably w the steering angle...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Mechanical VIN: 3VWCD21C8Y
hello fellow tech's i have this beetle 1.8L turbo i'm going down the highway i step on the accelerator all the way down to the floor the trans downshifts to 3rd or 2nd as it comes up i feel a slight chattering/ shuddering feel has any VW tech's out there felt...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Accessories VIN: WVWRH63B21
Help!!! Vehicle came in with water on the floor on the driver's side and no operation of: Driver's side seat, trunk release button in left door, and keyless entry, and sunroof. Looked straight forward as the central convenience control module was under water....
1994 Volvo 850 2.3L door locks VIN: YVILW5747S
orignal customer complaint all door locks would not stop locking and unlocking on their own while driving. found all lock motors bad, open in motors. suggested replace all motors and relay. customer request replace relay and right front lock motor. 3 weeks lat...
1994 Volvo 960 2.9L Misfire, codes VIN: 1Y23FR45SO
and now its my problem it came in two days ago with code 113 all data said posible 02 or mass air flow sensor both seem ok so i cleaned the mass air flow and had the service writer drive the car home he said that with in 10 miles the check engine light was bac... Trouble codes: 212 (o2 sensor fault), 113 (fuel countrol out of paramters high)
1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L bulb failure indicator light VIN: YV1LS564XW
Hello Volvo techs The bulb failure indicator light will flash intermitenttly for a second or two, but never stays on, we checked all the lights and they are in perfect order, all rear bulb sockets are OK, we did not check the 3rd brake light assembly because i...

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1998 BMW 540i 4.4L compressor
Car went out with problem and customer never commented on whether or not the A/C was still acting up. Thanks to all for your thoughts. Justin
1997 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Surge, Stall VIN: 1G4HR52K7V
I believe the fix is in. I had 8 replies in a matter of 1 day. Thanks to Steven, Jim, Chris, Jimmy, Donald, John, Daryle, & Terry, consistant with the order of the replies. The suggested help included 3 votes for MAF sensor being bad/dirty, 1 vote for leaking ...
1989 Chevrolet V1500 Suburban Silverado 5.7L Slave cylinder VIN: 1GNEV16K3K
Well, thanks to all that replied. We replaced the slave cylinder with another OEM unit. Bled the system using DOT 4 brake fluid as per dealer and All Data Specs (same fluid as before). Again the clutch pedal felt good, and the customer did not wish for us to g...
1993 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDTBW3P2
First of all I would like to thank everyone who replied to my plea for help. After having a [...]. Alot of replies were about a injector pulse. I forgot to mention that I did check for a pulse, and it had one. The thin...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L engine
It was suggested that I check with salvage yards as they should be able to help inform us as to which engines can be swapped in for this vehicle. While that would make sense if they would like to make more sales, that was not the case. After contacting several...
1996 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCFG15W4T
I am closing this without having the vehicle fixed. We replaced the fuel pump very cautiously. Customer was explained that the pump was OEM with 180,000 miles and there appears to be a fuel pressure problem. This did not fix the problem and the customer has de... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean), P0174 (system lean).
1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L long crank time VIN: 2G1WL52M6T
Sorry about the delay on the fix, customer just brought the car back. The injectors were the problem they were leaking, I didnt leave the gauge on long enough the first time. It takes about twenty minutes for leak down to 20 lbs. Thanks to all who replied abou...
2001 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Cuts out VIN: 2G1WL52J11
Hi fellowtechs: Igot 15 replies on this one-a record for me! Thanks to each one for taking time to share your thoughts. I am going to close this post for now, but I'm not sure if it is fixed or not. I just talked to the owner, and he said the car is not acting...
1992 Chrysler LeBaron 3.0L Torque Converter VIN: 1C3XU4531N
Thanks for all the help guys. After tighting all the electrical connectors, and another test drive, the car won't act up. That being the case, I'm returning the car back to the customer. Again, thanks for all the help.
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L abs VIN: 1B4HS28N5Y
Thanks for all the help on this. A lot of useful information was provided and I went through all of them. The final thing I did was a transmission service. I replaced the internal filter as well as the spin on filter. I used ATF + 3 and brought it to the prope...
1985 Ford Mustang LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FALP4043S
the problem was the balencer was split in the key way area installed new belencer and problem was gone. thanks for all replys.
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L ride quality VIN: 1FALP57UOS
With all of your support, I deceided it would be better to fix this vehicle, than flip burgers somewhere!!! I really appreciate all of you 18 that replied, and for giving me the confidence that I needed. OK, since I had only replaced the right rear mount, I de...
1995 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L fuel gauge VIN: 1FTCR1OU8S
Thank you all who gave us help and information. We checked the float originally by checking the new float outside of the tank by plugging it into the wiring harness. Since the other float did not register, we did not think it could be the float, however, it wa...
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Mechanical VIN: 1FTZF1828W
thanks everyone for the info.the problem was what most suggested,bend rod.customer finally told me that when he went to crank truck the engine didn't turn right.pulling engine to make repairs.thanks!!!
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17W6X
Most of you nailed it, I did not go far enough in cleaning upper plenum, after removing the upper plenum found the 2 ports leading to the egr valve to be carboned up. Thanks very much for the help. Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR flow insufficient detected).
1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L hvac VIN: 2FMZA5342X
Hi Gang. Unfortunatley I had to give the vehicle back. My lack of technical data for this vehicle is the main reason why. The customer elected to take it to the local Ford Dealer. He was in a hurry because he wants to get it ready to rerun it back through the ...
2001 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L sensor VIN: 3GKFK16TX1
hello Everyone, Sorry it took so long to close my request, the customer cameback yesterday.I replaced the LF hub with sensor and it is fixed. Like everyone said the sensor is being jack up by rust.I suggest cleaning it but customer go with hub. I removed both ...
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L timing chain VIN: JNKCA31AXY
Thanks to everyone who took time out of their day to help.The general consensus is to replace it all, chains,3, tensioners,3, guides,2 orings seals ect.ect.This is our first trip into one of these engines so a little re assurance is good when the road is dark ...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L over drive VIN: 1J4EZ58S8T
hi techs, thanks to ray,duane and clyde for their suggestions for checking out the overdrive problem {,].things checked out ok until i came to the o/d switch on the instrument panel.found an open in the switch,also the lite in the switch was burnt out.the open...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: SALJY124XW
Hello and thank you. Quick and dirty is that replacing the VSS eliminated the main problem and made customer very happy (thank you Aidan & John [...]). The long story is that this vehicle still has some nagging problems. As discussed in post I caught #2 injector d...
1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on
ok this is how it went. I started on the car fresh on Monday and it started right up no engine light, got communication to the scanner everything looked good. Test drove the for 50 miles no problem. gave the car back to customer no complaint yet. Don't know wh...
1995 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Stall VIN: JM1BA1414S
Folks, I'd like to thank everyone who responded for my help call. I double checked and triple checked the timing marks, but this didn't help. I rechecked all sensors and everything checked out good. My last resort was to visit a junk yard to get a maf and a di...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L shift VIN: AB33A9EA19
Thanks to all who responded. After checking the system and testing as described below no fault was found and vehicle continues to shift hard. I threw in the towel on this beast and sent the customer to Foreign Shop. See below for test performed and system chec...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D91
thanks a lot guys¡¡ i had to buy a new ecm,the foam inside the ecm case cause vapors that corroed the cyrcuits on this year.intalled the brand new model rc cause they told me to use this serial.
2001 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.5L Parking lamps
Thanks for the replies but I never did find the module . I had to send it to the dealer and they replaced the SMART ENTRANCE CONTROL UNIT at a cost of $900. Apparently the 2 modules are integrated because the dealer couldnt tell me where it was either. There i...
1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3NL52E4X
Thanks all for the input and information, but as of present there hasn't been any codes or problems with this car, and the customer has chosen to leave it be until it becomes more of a problem. (not to worry, he will be back). Peace, GI Trouble codes: P1404, P0404, P0101.
1984 Other European SILVER SPUR 412CID compressor VIN: SCAZN42A8E
well i would like to thank every one that replied to my help request i looked at the general area behind the throttle body and i found a thermostatic switch for the evaporator if it gets too cold the switch shuts off the compressor. The switch had an open in i...
1991 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2HX54CM1
Well, I got er' done! But I opened a can of worms on the way. The miss under a load was the ignition coil. I had too much confidence in the used coil on the shelf I tried. After the new one fixed it, I threw the 'k.g.p.' in the trash. With the load miss out of...
1989 Subaru GL-10 1.8L Air Suspension VIN: JF2AN75B1G
It looks like we bit off more than we could chew. The main problem was that the compressor could not build up enough pressure to lift up the car. At first it worked fine but I guess it was out of shape. The second problem was that the controller we got from a ...
2002 Suzuki Aerio S 2.0L No Start VIN: JS2RA41S92
Thanks for your help with this repair. I recieved a message from Suzuki Area Service Manager shortly after posting this help request. The fix is to run a redundant ground to the fuel pump circuit. It is located under the rear seat. Car has been gone for two we...
2004 Suzuki Verona EX 2.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: KL5VM52L24
Thanks for your help with this repair. A few Verona's seem to have a hesitation, and a stalling problem. The repair is to reflash the ECM, which takes some special equipment. The trick it would seem is to completely discharge all static charge by touching the ...
1995 Toyota Corolla 1.8L Cuts out VIN: 1MXAE0934Z
thanks to all who responded. replies were to check grounds especially on intake and possibly a bad aftermarket distributor altho 2 were replaced. after driving car with timing lite hooked up and noid lght wired to injectors the was indeed losing spark. then fo...
1983 Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup 1.7L rear drum brakes
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA81H1T
believe this vehicle is fixed i have not seen it come back to the shop for 2 weeks now. so the air mass meter fixed this one.. Thans for all your help... Trouble codes: 00545 (Engine-Transmission Electrical Connection), P0172.
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Starter VIN: 3VWTD81H8V
First I would like to thank those who responded to my help request. Second I would like to say that crow tastes like chicken.I had the battery tray out and had disconnected the ground wires at the junctions under the tray to clean them I somehow had tucked one...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VSP69M52M
I was waiting for it to get cold again to be sure of the fix. It warmed up here the morning I worked on the car and it started fine. After starting several times I decided the starter didn't sound as it should. It would start too fast to get a good cranking RP...
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Electronic VIN: YV1KS9608T
This is an example of how good this network can be.All 7 replies recomended replacing the park nuetral switch some went into detail about how the change to colder weather and the effect of that on the grease coating the contactes in the switch replaced switch ...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L srs VIN: YV1VS2553Y
Yes indeed, it was the incorrect SIPS sensor. Wrong part number due to the chasis split! The correct one was installed, and once we got VADIS to talk with the cars SRS unit we were able reset the fault code. VADIS is a bit tempermental, needed to power cyc...
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