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1998 Audi A4 2.8L air bag VIN: WAUED68D7W
Thanks for checking this one out! Complaint is an air bag light. We use a snap-on scanner and have audi software so were able to extract code 1218 (air bag resistance too large) it also terms it as side air bag in all data. I don't have any kind of flow chart ...
1994 BMW 318is 1.8L wheel speed sensor VIN: WBABE6329R
I need some help on this BMW. Customer doesn't trust dealer any more (she's had it to them 3 times and the ABS light still comes on). I am unable to scan this ABS computer for codes due to lack of Euro software. The light comes on as soon as the vehicle starts...
1988 Buick Skylark Custom 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G4ND51L5J
Car has hesitation on snap throttle and under load. Missfires into intake manafold. Bring up throttle gently then ok. all things above have been changed recently and I have tripple checked all the operations of: MAF, Intake air temp, crank sensor, modual, tps....
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP54K7Y
hi techs,i am a bit stumped on this one.seemed like the normal injector problem came to me with a miss,cel on-po300.seen history misfire on 4 cylinders.i had tuned up 3 mo. ago.older customer,short trips so i suspected dirty injectors.cleaned injecto... Trouble codes: P0300
1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Unknown VIN: 1G6KD52B1R
This car came in with a complaint of no heat, even on a long drive. After testing, I determined that the in-car temp sensor had failed (it was reading 90 degrees all the time, while actual temp was only 60 degrees). Seems pretty straight forward. After replace...
1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Winshield wipers VIN: 1G6KD52BXR
I have a problem with the wiper system on this cadillac. When the car first came in the wipers would short cycle out of park about 2 inches up the winshield and go right back to the park position at a fast rate. We replaced the wiper motor and control module (...
1995 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Headlights VIN: 1G6KS52Y3S
Happy holidays guys this is the first time i have posted so please bear with me.I had this cadilac come into the shop customer complaining while she is driving down the road the headlights and dash lights go off.They supposedly do not come back on until car is...
1993 Chevrolet G20 Beauville 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCEG25K9P
Greetings Y'all. Long time no see. This van came in for stalling at idle and cutting out on acceleration. Of course when I get it it doesn't do anything. During test drive I did notice motor tended to act rather lathargic, but no listed symtpoms. So I check fu...
1994 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban 6.5L Misfire VIN: 1GNGC26F7R
To all you great techs and soon to be great techs. We have this diesel in and it pops back thru the intake /air cleaner at idle. code is for cylinder balance fault, #2. we have removed injector and valve cover. were looking for a broken rocker or low compressi... Trouble codes: 92 (balance fault 2)
1995 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G1JC5246S
this car comes in with customer saying check eng light and oil light come on intermitantly...code 28 quad driver is present on the scanner trouble shooter cartriage tells me to look for a short in any solonid or relay well thats a time consuming job for what l... Trouble codes: 28 (quad driver 2 fault), 32 (egr problem)
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 3G1JF12T9T
customer states after driving for about an hour then shutting car off, then restarting runs real bad. i've tried to duplicate problem in the shop and it only acted up once for about 20 sec then cleared itself up. tested injectors and all ok, pulled plugs and f... Trouble codes: P1171 (fuel system lean during acceleration)
1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL52M7T
hello all i have run across a code that is not in any of our resources. it comes up on both a motis and a genesis as P1675D EVAP vent control solenoid circuit. I use all-data and there is no listing for this code in it. directly to the right of the purge sole... Trouble codes: P675
1997 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L antitheft, dash VIN: 2G1FP32P6V
Need help! I have a 1997 Camaro Z28 that was towed in with a no start. I have a no crank condition and no instrument panel power. No MIL, security light, odometer, etc... I suspect the problem is somewhere in the anti-theft system. I have very little experienc...
1997 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GNDX03E0V
My service Manager has asked me to post this for a regular cust that has been chasing this for a long time. I have not personally run the mileage test on this vehicle but the customer insists that his fuel mileage has dropped from 27-28 MPG (Canadian gallons) ...
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1ND52J31
Help!!!~ Car sent to us on monday by another shop for driveability runs very poorly, stalls, hesitates, rough idle, overall just running bad. No MIL on and no codes stored, ran fuel pressure test and pressure was low, and fuel pump was cavitating...
1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GP54R8T
van runs fine at road speeds but at idle #6 misfires checked compression and its ok wires and plugs new also fuel filter. customer has never had a tune up till this happened?
2000 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1C4GP64LOY
hi to all the fellow techs and many thanks in advance for your help. customer complains of stalling at times temp. does not seem to matter when it takes spells...also there is no pattern to the intermittent stall sometimes it will start right back up and other...
1994 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Speedometer VIN: 1B7KF26C6R
At times the speedometer works fine and at other times it acts like its a tachometer. You can increase the RPMs to say 2500 in park and the speedometer will go up past 100 MPH. Thinking that the tach was cross feeding over to the speedometer somehow we unplugg...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 3B7KF2368X
inherited this truck from dealer.told customer 5500.00 to repair. truck just quit going down road,no warning. if truck sets overnite will start and run for 2-3 minutes and then cut off and no restart. has code p1688 but no one has any info on this code.hate to... Trouble codes: P1688 (internal pump controller failure)
1988 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMCU12T0J
The symtoms are total lack of power under especially the higher gear you get into, vehicle will only run maybe 60 mph top speed. Scanner indicates a code 18 and the snap-on trouble shooter suggest checking the green wire from ign coil to term 4 at ecm pin conn... Trouble codes: 18 (spark output circuit open KOER test)
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L battery saver relay VIN: 1FTDX0866V
at start of draw test hav .500 miliamp draw.after acc delay relay times out still have 300 miliamp draw. draw is gone with removal of gem module fuse. replaced gem module and still have same condition
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU32X1X
Hello everyone, I have this Exsplorer that has a no start at times, when it does this it has no fuel pressure. It will do this at times when it has been shut off for a few minutes, then restarted. You can crank the engine more than normal and just as soon as f...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L cab VIN: 1FTNW21F2X
hello, i have a clunk or bumping coming from under the drivers floor. this truck was a repairable which doesnt help any. but, as you drive this truck down the road there is a light clunk in the floor. you can feel it with your feet. but on the passanger side t...
1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Interchangibility VIN: 1HGEJ1125S
New customer brought me his "fast and furious" civic. Evidently it was a little too furious, final drive spider exploded through the side of the case. He has another vehicle that he wants to use as a donor vehicle for a used transmission. The other vehicle i...
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1HGCG5650W
Hi everyone. This gal's cat failed shortly after she accidently put diesel fuel in her tank. I replaced it with a known-good factory cat and about a year later here it comes again with low cat efficiency. Owner's husband smelled sulphur/egg smell in the garag... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean-running condition), P0420 (Low Cat efficiency)
1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKBY31DXV
Hi Folks, I pulled codes P0325,P1110,P1400,P1135,P0330 from a Q45 this morning. We drove the car about 15 miles cut the car off, restarted the car and the MIL came back on. Drove back to the shop and found all these codes stacked up again. I operate a Nissan/I... Trouble codes: P0325, P0330 (r bank knock sensor), P1110 (l intake valve timing control), P1135 (r intake valve timing control), P1400 (egr/evap control solenoid fault)
1999 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L Reverse VIN: JALC4B140X
Came in with delay and slip in reverse. We dont have much info on this trans and am not sure if I was on the correct plug but it is on the pass side next to the pump. when it was fixed 6 mo ago we put in a new pump and valve body in it. It air checked good on ...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L engine VIN: 1J4FX58F7V
after checking what the cust has done i pulled off the dist cap & noticed a crack from one pole to the other so i repl.and drove car for 108 miles with no prob.gave the cust the veh back and after 70 more miles it stumbled & died.this prob is so randon its har...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L front diff VIN: 1J4GW68N2X
car came in with a loud whining noise in front end sounding like an airplane taking off.after inspection, found front pinion bearings to be bad.replaced pinion and carrier bearings.everything checked and in specs.took on a test drive and noise gone but now hav...
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L soft pedal VIN: SAHY1247XA
Hey all, This rover has a soft or low pedal. If you pump up pedal it is normal height. Then let it sit for a few seconds and reapply the brakes the pedal will be lower by about 1/2 to 1 inch. Stopping power is "ok" not great. We have bled system and cheched f...
1998 Lexus GS400 4.0L headlamp (xenon) VIN: JT8BH68X6W
vehicle came in with a complaint of right front headlamp flickers\is dim. The bulb was out completely. Check for source volts and found 12.96V available, remove and inspect bulb and it apeared burnt. Replace bulb and verifi repair, new bulb was more white in c...
1994 Mazda MX-6 2.0L oil light VIN: 1YVGE31C8R
oil light comes on after running for several minutes,oil sending unit is not going to ground,but if i unplug the wire the light will go out.
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L trailer hitch VIN: WDB1070461
Actually this car is a gray market car (500SL) with the small bumpers. The customer wants to add a trailer hitch to his car. We looked in the local phone books and online. We are unable to find the hitch. Has anyone run into this before, saw one on this type o...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 260E 2.6L No Start VIN: WDBEA26D4J
Hello all: This '88 260e won't start. Spark plugs are wet every time. At first we had 40 psi fuel press. Found one bad fuel pump of the two under car, After replacing bad one, pressure went up to 70-80 psi as read at lower fuel distr,chamber and at port to col...
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47FXW
Intermittently sets code 0410. With supercharger running and Air Inj. control valve open O2 sensor voltage drops quickly. I suspect the control relay, but can not duplicate problem. What are the parameters for the Air Inj. to run? I ran the engine through a co... Trouble codes: 0410 (Sec. Air Inj. Malfunction)
1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse 1.8L No Start, floods VIN: 4A3CS34T4L
was towed in with no start.checked plugs:flooded.will flood as you try to start.will try to run if you hold wide open but only gets to about 1200 rpm.also, when trying to start sometimes it runs into itself like timing is way advanced but have checked belt and...
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 4A3AX55FXW
hey mitsubishi gear heads I got one for ya !! When I start this car it revs to [...] then dies. S.E.S lite allways on code p0320 contunious. I replaced the cam sensor once! Mitchel is pointing me to replace the ecm part#[...]! Trouble codes: P0320
2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS 3.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GHDX03E2Y
Hello everyone, This van stalls when hitting small bumps & in reverse. This just started a day after we replaced the intake manifold gasket. Customer said they had no trouble prior to that. It is intermittant & will sometimes restart & sometimes not. When it d...
2001 Oldsmobile Alero GX 3.4L Unknown VIN: 1G3NK52T11
The customer says there is a metal noise coming from the back of the vehicle while driving. We hear rear strut noises. The upper mounts were poor, shock noisy & weak. We installed new struts & upper mounts. The noise that we could hear is gone after the replac...
1989 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L speedometer VIN: 1G2WP14W6K
This is a digital speedometer, it has a switch for english and metric. The speedometer is intermitant for no apparent reason, like hitting a bump or manipulating switches. We checked fuses, new vss chased wiring, power to speedometer any time we checked it but...
1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L coolant temp VIN: 1G2NE15M3S
I recieved this car to repair after several attempts by other techs.The owner has stated that the temp goes into the red after warm up then eventually drops to normal and remains there.So far what i have come up with was that the scanner at one point says arou...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L instrument cluster VIN: 1G2NE52T4T
well thanks in advance. i've got a grand am that starts then dies. when you turn the key on for a bulb check nothing lights on the ipc. pulled codes on the pcm and found p1601 and p1629. p1601 is no cuminacation and p1629 is thest deterant loss of rpm. if you ...
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NF52E3Y
Hello, I'm kinda stuck. I got this Grand Am in for intake gaskets (common coolant leak) because the dealer quoted this gal a ton. I work at a repair shop at a church and we don't have a lot of equipment. After I was done changing the gaskets, the cel came on w... Trouble codes: P0403
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L turn signal flasher system VIN: 1G2NF52T61
Hello. We have a 2001 Grand Am here with an electrical problem. Any time the ignition is on there is a repetitive clicking noise coming from behind the hazard flasher unit on the center of the dashboard. When we disconnect the flasher, the noise is gone. When ...
2002 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2JB52432
sunfire came from in with code 420 cat efficiency .I searched for related tsb's none found . I noticed front o2 sensor slow to respond on snap trottle test so replaced it. fuel pressure high .removed return line at regulator pressure still 72 lb Idling.replace... Trouble codes: 420 (cat efficiency)
1998 Saab 900 S 2.3L Won't run monitors VIN: YS3DD55B9W
Hello all,I've got this 1 owner low mileage,well maintained Saab that will not run the Evap,catalyst,oxygen sensor or o2 heater monitors for the new New York plug and play inspection.Car runs well,has never had a check engine light on.A new battery was install...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L rotors VIN: YS3DD38N3X
Hello: We performed a routine Saab brake job on a vehicle with 193000 miles on it in June of this year. As we normally do, we used Brembo rotors front and rear with OE-grade pads. The customer returned 2 months later (2500 miles) complaining of a brake pulsat...
2002 Saturn Vue 3.0L MIL Lamp on, lean code VIN: 5GZCZ63B12
engine running lean both banks. snap throttle test shows switching of front sensors followed by post sensors. system then returns to lean. vehicle drives fine and no other problems. not up to speed on saturns. thanks in advance for any help. Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1992 Subaru SVX LS 3.3L battery VIN: JF1CX3533N
help...i need info on this vehicles factory security system.i have a battery drain issue after 2-3 days sitting.checked all the charging system basics,all ok. found 24ma drawthat goes away after pulling security fuse. customer doest care about security system,...
1995 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 1.6L Misfire VIN: JS3TD03V1S
This rig came in running on thre cylinders. I pulled the plugs and they wer3e all sooted up but # 2 was soaked. I replaced plugs and wires (scope check showed bad one) and the engine ran fine for about 20 seconds and then went back to three cylinders. I check ...
1986 Toyota Celica GTS 2.0L Left headlamp VIN: JT2ST65C9G
When the headlamps are turned on, the left light assembly fails to rise from its parked position. The right assy. opens normally. When shut off, both lights will park in the closed position if they are both plugged in to their respective plugs (for the motor f...
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: IHRM628929
i have a problem whit this jetta mod 95, whit hard hesitasion, no power, my vag-com say a code 00524 , i think its my computer, i dont belive that a detonation sensor may cause my problem, the code only show when the engine stall. belt timing marks its ok, tim... Trouble codes: 00524 (detonation sensor)
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L timming belt replacement VIN: YV1KW9617S
we are doing a timming belt service on this 960 and was wondering if you guys would reccomend replacing the tensioner at the same time. this is its second timming belt service. we are replacing the water pump also. we want to replace the rear diff oil also but...
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW55A3X
Readings for front O2 sensor are good (lambda= .97), According to Vadis, rear sensor should go to above .67V after 5 mins, which it does, to .88V and holds steady. Under accel it mirrors the opposite of front sensor and then the code is triggered and MIL light... Trouble codes: ECM91, ECM22
2004 Volvo VN780 15.0L lcm-taillights VIN: 4V4NC9TH84
taillights have 11.7 volts even when key and lights are off. correct voltage when lights on/one taillight will work till other one is plugged in then it blows both bulbs.haz/turn signal circuit good.same effect at trailer pigtail.obd faults active for light co...

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1996 Acura TL 3.2L Electronic VIN: TH4UA365XT
Thanks for help so far. My customer ran out of time while we were testing. One suggestion to check for air in system but we did confirm a good inlet and outlet temp from core when it would act up. Another suggested to check for codes from system. We followed p...
1997 Acura RL 3.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA9649V
thanks for your help everyone was right. relay was problem, it was thhe main relay under dash, rear one was just fine. thanks again
1987 BMW 325i 2.5L timing belt VIN: WBABB2304H
as the 42 of the mechanics that replyied 90% of you said the head was damaged. and it was as I looked closer all the intake rockrers had cracks and the rocker rail was tweeked. the castings are broken and a new head is in order. fbm Steve was the most helpful ...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L Electric Cooling fan VIN: WBAAM5338Y
Well guys, I took the advice from Jeromie and checked the fan the best I could following his instructions. I think the fan has a problem in the control unit mounted to the fan. Since this is a NEW fan from BMW and I am working on it from a bodyshop, I have bee...
1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L whole car VIN: 1G4GD221XS
thanks techs...the problem was the crankshaft dampner..the one that was on there was the wrong one..they made 2 different ones for this vehicle. according to the vin# the vehicle was the suppose to be the 2nd style. the one that was on the vehicle was the 1st ...
1989 Cadillac Eldorado 4.5L Cooling fans VIN: 1G6EL1150K
First of all Thanks to all that replied on this one.. Customer complained that after the water pump/thermostat install, that the car ran from 210 to 220..on his digital dash..before that 192 to 215... I noticed in the shop when it hit 224..both fans engaged at...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.4L starter VIN: 1GCEE1432D
Everybody hit it on the nose. found a broken wire from the key switch. installed a resister which took care of the security light but still could not get vehicle to crank. jumped the relay and vehicle started and ran fine. replaced relay and all is well. Don't...
1996 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14W7T
thanks larry,roger,keith,dan,and wesley! Iatn rules ! i pluged in one at a time the ho2 sensors .of the 4 left bank #1 was shorted,no damage i could see. this took care of the po102 and the MIL reset. the truck ran smooth i was worried about the relearn of the... Trouble codes: P0102, P0340.
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1G1JC1245X
Thank you for all the helpful suggestions, I checked the grounds, fuel injectors and TPS to no avail. It came down to replacing the ECM. I do not have the ability to reprogram the ECM's and had to send to dealer.
1994 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.9L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1B7HC16X4R
Thank-you one and all. Having come from a Chrysler seminar recently they emphasized fuel pump AMPS. And having that stuck in my head, I did not look beyond that. Thanks to Mike from N.C. and Jack from MI. for pointing out amp loss thru poor connections.Adding ...
2000 Dodge Ram 3500 Van 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: B5WB35Z0YK
I ckd the TPS as suggested by some, was within specs. Also ckd for aftermaket equipment that would cause problems, none found. So I ordered a PCM from the dealer, replaced PCM, entered the VIN and mileage into the PCM. Retested system and no reoccuring faults.... Trouble codes: P0505.
1996 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDLF47F6S
Well, Here's The Scoop We Noticed That The IPR Duty Cycle % Was Less When Cold Than When Hot & That The ICP Would Drop Slowly On The Scanner,(More Evident With A Manual Gauge), Evidendtly To The Point That The Parameter Was Not Met And Slowly Began To Raise Th... Trouble codes: P1281 (Excessive ICP Pressure).
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Starting VIN: 1FALP52UOV
Thanks too every one who responded. The fix was a broken, corroded, and half eaten through wire. Just remember to look for a rodents nest next time.Thanks too all the replies I kepted going in the right direction and traced the power loss problem. The wire com...
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6534X
I rechecked the timing again and told the customer that I had posted a help request with IATN. I think he lost confidence in me because he called me back and said he was going to have it towed to a Ford Dealer. When he gets it back I will post an update as to ... Trouble codes: P1383.
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L all shifts VIN: 2FMZA5141Y
Thanks for all the replies,there were 12 in all. One thing I failed to mention in my post is that the EPC PID was reading 15 lbs. while the pressure on the guage was 55 lbs. and the EPC voltage was 10.40,sorry. I replaced the EPC solenoid and that took care of...
1991 GMC K1500 Sierra SLE 5.7L lock up VIN: 1GTDK14KMM
well, it turned out to be the diff having failed, causing the jerking while driving in od. their was no noise or sensation to have pointed me in the direction of the diff having been the problem. it's fixed.
1994 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 6.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GTGK24F7R
Customer needed the truck and hasn't returned. Some responses were low compression and a loose timing chain. From the info I recieved it is very unlikely for the pump to cause this sort of problem. Thanks to everyone who replied.
1995 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 5.7L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GTHC39KXS
Hi guys Tahnk you all for your valuable time.I recieved 21 replies all of great use.But unfortunately I feel i wasted your time.The problem was resolved by removing the shops fuel pressure gauge from the system .It was not mine ,I just took over from one of th...
1995 GMC K2500 Suburban 6.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKGK26F2S
Well i wanted to thank larry [...] for thier insight on the pump module unit.yes indeed that took care of the code 36 and the cruise.The logic of these computers can be so confusing at times but it is sure nice to be able to tap into combin... Trouble codes: 36 (injector pulse with long).
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L air bag VIN: JHMCG5648X
I recieved 14 replies with most urging me not to disable the air bag even with a written release. Some said to contact the NTSA for an exemption, and some said to send her to her honda dealer. I was also told to have her get a pre airbag car or not to drive at...
1990 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L pedal feel VIN: SAJKY1748L
The problem was the hydraulic brake booster, I just had to get a good one (used). I knew that when I applied the brakes there should not be any fluid rushing through the booster. The accumulator has nothing to do with volume, its a high pressure assist. The hy...
1995 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNLM82W6S
recived many good resonses. Most centered around wiring probems.I did a through job of checking the wiring and found no problems . However the crank sensor wiring did have a small amount of mosture, so i cleaned it with electrical cleaner.Customer now has the ...
1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Stall VIN: 1LNLM82W8V
As almost all said it was the Idle Air Control Motor. Everyone seemed to agree that just by tapping on the motor it should return the proper idle. Although I never could get it to act up the car has been gone for over a week and the customer says he is no long...
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2MELM75W8S
Thanks for all the help.I went with the most responses and cleaned the mass air flow wires first and test drove.No change in idle surging.I then lab scoped the tps and did not see any glitch's.I then installed new mass air flow sensor along with replacing the ... Trouble codes: P0505, P0121, P1124.
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Speedometer VIN: JN1CA21D1S
Thanks to all that responded, the culprit was the speedometer head. Car is done, customer is happy and we got paid. Thanks again, this is a GREAT group!!
2001 Saturn L200 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G8JU52F41
Well, I dont like closing a help request like this, but the customer had to have her car & did not bring it back. One reply was possible MAP sensor, one was a bad catalytic converter. 2 replies were suspecting burnt exhaust valves & stated this engine has a pr... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire detected).
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L engine VIN: 4S3BG6858V
the head gasket was confirmed to be bad. the customer declined the repairs and purchased a new vehicle.
1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1NXBA02E5T
Thanks to all who replied, I finally figured this one out. After test after test, everything was still checking out ok. I ran an ohm's test on the crank sensor and it checked out ok, I then put the scope on the crank sensor and that even looked alright. I then...
1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L brake pedal VIN: JT3HJ85J3V
Customer never returned for the repair. With the previous testing I had done and the replies I recieved, I believe it to be the a.b.s. unit. If the a.b.s. unit was bypassed the pedal was tall and firm.
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAC63B71
Thank you for all your's input.Thank GOD I mannage to catch the crank sensor on scope when the crank sensor act up.Replace new crank sensor from VW dealer car ran fine now
1994 Volvo 850 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1LW571R2
I thought I had checked the basics, but sometimes you just need to sleep on a problem for a night and see what happens. Several of your tips pointed me in the right direction. My suspicion that the check engine light not being on was the place to start turned ... Trouble codes: P0120.
1994 Volvo 850 2.3L Unknown VIN: YVLW5711R2
Car has been gone for two weeks, and the light has yet to come back on. I replaced the shift selector switch (prndl) and changed the fluid and all seems ok. Thanks for the help. I was curious if anyone knows of an aftermarket source for these switches. I'm doi...
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