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1996 BMW 750iL 5.4L Surge VIN: WBAGK2329T
helo this car came in because the customer stated the car surged at traffic lights while his wife was driving.i checked for codes no codes i sprayed carb cleaner around in take it made slight difference thats why i changed gaskets i taught every thing was okay...
1997 BMW 740i 4.4L Forward Gears VIN: WBAGF8820V
This BMW was towed in today with with no forward gears. a slight whirring sound can be heard when shifted into drive and the engine speed rises and the load factor stays at 0%. When shifted into reverse the car moves normally and the load factor is 7% with the...
1994 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L battery VIN: 1G4CW52L0R
pulling two fuses from 8d and 9e stops draw. both must be out. no other disconnections including radio stop draw
1996 Buick Century Custom 3.1L valvetrain noise VIN: 1G4AG55M51
hi fellow iatn guys, have this 1996 buick century with intake gaskets leaking antifreeze externally. replaced intake gaskets and now all the rockers are noisy. replaced valve lifters (rocker-roller type) and intake rockers are not oiling. have replaced lifters...
1989 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Sport 4.3L cyl. 1,3,5 VIN: 1GNCT18Z9K
#1,#3,#5 cyl. are dead. valve movement is good, spark good, compression is good, fuel pressure good, injectors good, computer good, distributor and mod. good, timing good.
1992 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L Heater VIN: 1G1JC5440N
I have a problem with this vehicle heating. when we purge the air out of the system and warm it up we can get heater air temp as high as 160 degrees at the outlets. but the next day the customer calls back with a complaint of no heat. We replaced the thermosta...
1995 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.3L No Start VIN: 3G1JF12DXS
Happy Holidays ALL. This one is a crank ,no start.Cannot interface obd2 conn. with snapon modis.Missing ecm ground to fuel pump relay w/ cranking;constant ecm ground to a/c comp. relay w/ key on;backup lights stay on with key on in neutral. This vehecle came...
1996 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.0L No Start VIN: 1GBFG15MXT
Van came from another shop. They had put in a used ecm and traced wires. Still blows ecm B fuse. Only seems to blow on shutting the ignition key off. I removed ecm and opened it up. I can see corrosion but no burnt spots or corrosion on board. Looking at wirin...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Engine VIN: 1G1JC1241T
We suspect the cooling system was hacked up with block sealer at some point because there was goop in most of the coolant passages. We removed what we could and blew air into every open passage. Radiator is clear. Engine still overheats in 10-15 minutes stady ...
1997 Chevrolet K3500 6.5L power steering VIN: 1GDHK33F6V
truck came in last week with problem steering when stopped at a light. The truck has a plow set up on it, so I dropped the plow thinking it would improve the steering. when that didn't happen I replaced the power steering pump. I bled the system it still had t...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GNEK13R3X
This vehicle has been to two other shops for this complaint now we have it the plugs wires cap and rotor have been replaced previously with no change i believe that there is a problem with the fuel system a poppet valve on #4 that is partialy plugged does this... Trouble codes: P0304
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK14V5Y
hi guys- im having a problem with this silverado, guy just bought it and the check engine light comes on within seconds after you start it up -(code P0449B)-- even if you clear the codes, ive check for vacuum leaks from front to back and can not seem to find a... Trouble codes: P0449
2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS1452Y
Net Techs Thanks in advance for any help. I have this 2000 s10 that is giving me fits. The biggest complaint is no power. After clearing the above mentioned codes the only one that reappears is the P0300. Cylinder 1 is the only one I can see counting them up.... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random miss), P0301, P0201 (inj 1 circuit), P0201 (inj 1 circuit)
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 concern...car 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...
2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L Door Locks VIN: 2G1WX15K22
Hello all. i got a weird one here and i hope maybe someone out there has also seen this. the door locks will open while you are driving without any comand. but the weird part is it only does this in or rigth after a right hand turn. i dont have the equipment t...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L dash lights VIN: 1GCHK23192
Instrument lights do not work when head lights are operated. Also radio display goes out with lights on. Alldata schematics are confusing.Please Help
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 ...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L air bag VIN: JNK45TREER
accident damaged truck replaced air bags and seat belts etc ... the question is does any one found away to program the new air bag module with out using a tech 2 scanner? I have heard that the mastertech is able to use TIS 2000 (any one tried that?) can TIS 20...
1987 Dodge B250 5.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2B6HB23T9H
Hello Group, This van came in as a no start. Upon first inspection, I found the timing set wasted. I proceeded to replace them and expected all to be well. The vehicle immediately started and ran just fine for about 3 minutes. It then began to miss, chug and ...
1995 Dodge Stratus 2.0L Stall VIN: 1B3EJ46X7S
This vehicle came in with a complaint of a start and stall or stall condition when stopping. Suspected carbon buildup in the throttle blade area. Checked and found buildup in the throttle blades, cleaned carbon deposits and reset all adaptives. Test drove and ...
1998 Dodge Durango 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1B4HS28YXW
I really need wsome help here, this truck is eating my lunch! Truck was towed in for a no start, customer had attempted to do tune-up & was all apart. I finished complete tune up & truck would not start. dropped exhaust & it started, but would not stay running...
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L steering column VIN: 1B4HS28Y1X
I test drove vehicle and verified customer complaint of a knocking noise in the steering column on take off and on hard braking. Noise cannot be heard if car is sitting still. No problems found in front end, and all steering linkages good.
2001 Dodge Durango 5.9L compression #5 VIN: 1B4H528271
I would like to know if anyone has seen a problem with sudden mechanical problems in these engines. Customer was driving normally, vehicle had been maintained, etc, tune ups and oil changes, no apparent cause for sudden compression loss in cyl 5. Will be teari...
1992 Eagle Talon 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4E3CS445R8
Dear Fellow Techs, This vehicle came in originally needing a tune-up. Did a tune-up; ran fine; customer happy. Came back in with CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON but no codes and a relay kicking in and out. Started checking relay for fuel pump and wiring from relay to co...
1986 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCF15N0G
at this point,fuel is reaching seperator, not flowing through, fuel lines cannot be crossed as are different sizes to seperator on frame. we replaced seperator again (ford part), still no flow through, front high pressure pump is aftermarket, worked ok before,...
1988 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 5.8L hard start-cold VIN: 1FDKE37H7J
Hi folks, I have a good one here. The shop in front of ours had this truck for a couple months trying to get it to run and had some luck when they put a new fuelpump in the tank. They thought they had it fixed until the cust came to get it and it wouldn't star... Trouble codes: 85 (purge valve open circuit)
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.5L Water pump
This car originally came in with the temperature sender center blown out and overheating. It had about 104,000 miles on it. I found that the original plastic water pump impeller was cracked and spinning on its shaft. I replaced the pump with a Napa rebuilt. It...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L air ride VIN: 1FMFU18L5V
Randomly sets code 1725-front pneumatic fault-ran all tests with NGS STAR scanner and of course it passes-found front height sensor readings a little funny when we first checked-found height arm binding on corroded ball stud-repaired-roadtested about 4 times t...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X5V
Prolbem #1 p0171 & p0174 both banks to lean. And I Seem to have a small lean missfire at idel any temp. I looked for vac leaks, not seen yet. Since both banks are lean by code, I was thinking it could be a vac leak. Where could this vac leak be on a 4.0L?... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Heater Core VIN: 1FAFP53V1X
Hi everyone, I am working on a coworkers Ford Taurus and I need some Ford techs help. The vehcile has no heat, the engine heats up and the gauge reads in the middle so I think that the thermoistat is OK. It appears that the heater core or the mode door system...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L clutches VIN: 1FTRX18LXX
F150 1999 tools needed for differential case sevice hard time rolling spider gears in after clutch replacement. we ask ford about service tools, wont sell us any part # that starts with T for tool. we starting to get theses trucks in all needing clutches, our ...
2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDXF46F21
hello all, i have here a 7.3 diesel turbo that a customer wants us to fix. the truck idles rough, and has no power in 1 and 2 gear. if you try to 1/2 or full throttle the truck on take-off it just bogs down and spits blue smoke out the exhaust, after that the ...
2002 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FAFP71WX3
Greetings all, I have this crown vic here, came in with a long crank/hard to start. I have not been able to duplicate the problem but have two officers & the tech from the city comfirm that it happend to them. I have no codes and the fuel system holds ok, the ...
1999 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 1GDJG31ROX
Evening Folks We have this box van that has a strange brake issue. One of our companies bought this truck from Ryder and it was brought to us because the driver said the front brakes would lock up on wet surface and slide,what made it worse was when the ABS w...
2000 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6556Y
came in with check engine light. code is for primary 02 (in manifold) scanner reads .710-.800 millivolts on the 02 sensor all the time. which says its rich. CO on 4 gas say it is clean as can be. 02 will go lean .100 millivolts if vacuum booster leak is create... Trouble codes: P1149
2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Unknown VIN: 1HGC56691A
Hi All, I have this Accord that when it is cold it will slip when shifting from first to second. When it is warm the transmission shifts properly. The fluid level is good and it is not burned or discolored. I do not want to put a remanufactured transmission in...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHX1249T
Hello folks, I need some assistance regarding a Jaguar no start / theft recovery project. I've tried to get help from the nearest dealer but they will not give me the time of day. This jag was sitting outside a repair shop in another state (for repairs related...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L ignition lock VIN: 1J4HGW58S9
The ignition key won't turn.I need to release the retaining button to get the tumbler out,but the key won't turn to the on position. I think there may be some trick to releasing it but I havn't had one like this. Thanks for your help.
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: SALTY124XY
mil lamp on p0306 missfire #6 p0154 no O2 activity bank2 sensor1 p0174 to lean bank2 p1590 unkown Conpression in cooling system. Coolant in engin oil. After tear down found cyl #6 bank2 was clean from carbon by coolant. Bank2 cyl head warped only .002in. Sp...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L key off draw VIN: JTGHF10U6X
Need some help with a key of draw problem. Found a post in the archives, exact same problem...summary only, no fix. The problem is a 190 mA key off draw. When the short pin is removed(underhood fuse panel) the draw goes away and when the pin is re-installed t...
1994 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L retrieving codes VIN: 1YVGE22C6R
Good morning guys, Ive searched the archives about flashing codes manually for this 1994 Mazda 626 and searched through Mitchell. There are supposed to be two pins that need to be jumped under the hood, but only one pin is there. This has been posted in the he...
1994 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1YVGE22C4R
The car had been sitting for 1 year, I never heard it run, the tps was missing, i purchased one and installed it, car starts and runs fine, but will idle upwards of 2000 rpm. I also had a used intake plenum off of the same car, put it on, a little better, but ...
1974 Mercedes-Benz 240D 2.3L bolts VIN: 1151171203
I need the torque specification for the 6 8mm bolts that attach the torque convertor to the drive plate. I have searched all my resources and have come up blank. Thanks in advance.
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBEA92E5R
this car came in with an oil leak. ended up replacing head gasket. while assembling found cracking engine harness. replaced engine harness. now, just cranks. good spark. injector pulse is present, but a little slow. if we crank with open throttle, it wants to ...
1996 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L battery VIN: 1MELM66L1T
ok i am posting this request for any information you fellow techs might have with this problem. i have a 1996 mercury mistique. it has a v6 automatic. the customer lets the car sit for 2 or 3 days, and the battery goes dead. we decided to replace the central ...
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
this is a re-occurring dtc.the 1st time was for p1320,p0300,and,p0303.a week later it was for p1320,p0300,p0302.i replaced #3 coil,and #2 coil those times. now the mil is on again,but only p1320.possible spark plugs? they look good... also,nissan has a tsb;ntb... Trouble codes: P1320
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L C.O.P. connectors VIN: 3N1CB51D41
Hi Folks, This car had a case of underhood "rats". We've repaired all the damaged wiring with the exception of two of the ignition coil connectors that the little buggers destroyed. We haven't had any luck finding anything outside of a complete engine harne...
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L sulfer smell VIN: JN1CA31D81
Hello Techs, I have this 2001 Nissan Maxima that the customer is complaining about rotten egg smell. He says all the time when pulling into the garage and exiting the vehicle with a warmed up engine he gets a sulfer or rotten egg smell. I checked the emissions...
1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L low power VIN: 1G2NE55D7S
THis car was towed in due to a stall. Cust said he was driving along and the car just lost power and died I first tried to start and the batt was dead. After charging a while I tried again to start but the car was hard to turn over Almost like trying to start ...
1999 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L MIL Lamp on, limited power VIN: 2G2FS22K5X
This vehicle has an intermittent problem that of course won’t act up when we have the vehicle. The “reduced engine power" light comes on along with the MIL lamp. Code P1221a (TP sensor 1-2 performance) is set in memory. The problem has occurred twice in the... Trouble codes: P1221 (TP Sensor 1 2 Performance)
1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Fuel Gauge, Tech, SRS VIN: YS3DF58N5V
The car came into today with multiple issues, I suspect they may be related. First, the tachometer does not read correctly. Once the car is started it goes to 3,000 and stays there. I used the Tech-II to command the gauge and it only peg at 3,000, will not go...
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...
1990 Subaru Loyale 1.8L Misfire
This car Fails the 2 speed idle test at idle only. At, 2500 rpms the Hc falls off to 10 hc. I put the vantage on spark plug wires one at a time, all show misfires. The voltage on Vantage fluctuates from 3kv then up to 17 and then back down . All cylinders are ...
1991 Subaru Loyale 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, VIN: JF2AN52B2M
This car pops back through the intake under moderate acceleration up hill. It also sometimes has a serious hesitation during accel when it just falls on it's face like a loss of fuel then it picks back up. It seems to have a lack of power all the time. The cus... Trouble codes: 11 (Crank angle sensor No referenece pulse), 13 (Crank angle sensor position pulse not detected), 14 (Fuel Injector abnormal injector output), 34 (EGR continuously on or off), 35 (Purge continually on or off), 61 (Park switch continually ono)
1979 Toyota Pickup 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality
Just picked up this as a personal vehicle. Almost every vacuum line is missing/plugged. What I am needing is a vacuum and engine/emission electrical diagrams. The tune-up spec sticker is under the hood but am unable to find the vacuum hose routing diagram. I h...
1987 Toyota Supra 3.0L No Start VIN: JT2MA7OL2G
Hello Toyota techs, I am helping a friend with this one. The car has been sitting for a year, a used crate engine has been installed by a friend of the friend, and will not start. I have no spark, good voltage to the primary of the coils, but no trigger signal...
2003 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7L Brake pedel VIN: JTEBT17RT3
Need some help from you toyota Guys ! Replaced front Brake pads resurfaced rotors , seemed routeen went to road test and the first time pedel depressed low pedel and Car will not stop ( feels like old cars with way out of adjusted Drum brakes ) Hit pedal a sec...

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2001 BMW 525i 2.5L Engine VIN: WBADT43421
OK...I have not actually fixed the car; but am calling this one a fix... The consensus is that the vapor valve, crankcase pressure regulating valve, or simple crankcase vapor valve part number 11-61-7-501-566 is the root problem. Two reasons I am calling t...
1989 Buick Skylark Custom 2.5L No Start VIN: 1G4NC54UHK
thanks everyone for ideas! put a used injector in it because it was an old car didnt what to put alot into, and it purrs like a kitten. thanks again. happy holidays
1992 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L battery light VIN: 1G1JF51T6R
Well Christmas came early this year after all the checking a student pulled the cigarett lighter out and found a penny inside removed penny and and alls well . the nice lady the car belongs to and I thank you I had 8 replies and several phone calls I think a...
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP54K7Y
thanx for the replies,but i had checked all of them pryer to my post.a fellow tech at our shop(todd crewe)mentioned that he had chased this before.a broken valve spring!!it would seal & run good, mostly hot.it would have misfire on cyl. 5,then cyl. 6.the exhau... Trouble codes: P0300.
1995 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KS52Y9S
I followed the GM TSB again except that the A?C didnt work on the car.so we had to temporary fix the A?C to finish the reset procedure.good as new now.Of course we took the freon back out when we were done. Trouble codes: 80 (tps).
1996 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1G6EL12Y1T
I want to thank all who responded to my help request. Some said I was dealing with a coil issue, some said injector problem. I am embarrased to say it turned out to be plug wires. My scope was out of service for a few days so I didn't hook it up, the misfire c... Trouble codes: P0300.
1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L blower VIN: W06VR52R6V
catera fixed. the problem was the blower controller. there was a lot of confusion about this part. the part is located in the blower assembly which is a large plenum that belongs under the dash. when the part showed up, i saw that the blower controller is hous...
2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L stabiality system VIN: 1G6KD54Y9Y
thanks to all that responded, i replaced the steering column position sensor and everything works great. thanks again troy
1973 Chevrolet Pickup 454CID valve train VIN: CCZ143J158
I talked to the customer today, we've discuss digging a deeper to pin the problem down and finish it next year after the holiday's. I want to thank all of you for your suggestions.
1994 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Stall VIN: 2GCEK19K9R
Hi Everyone, thanks for all the great information! What I learned is that the factory hides these connectors in several locations depending on the exact year. It could be taped to the wire loom that passes behind the brake booster. There are some connectors th...
1997 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L antitheft, dash VIN: 2G1FP32P6V
Thanks to all of you that replied. Most of you hit it right on the head with the ignition switch. Found the contects at the ignition switch burnt. I replaced the ignition switch and everything works fine now. The customer had stated that they had been having t...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 8.1L brake pedal VIN: 1GCJK39G51
customer does not seem to be in a hurry to return the vehicle. Therfore I am closing the post. Thanks to the 9 of you who replied. The pedal pushing up is a normal operation of the hydro vac system. Most of you suggested the system may need bleed using a Tech ...
2002 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L hard start VIN: 2G1WH55K82
well i think it's fixed. we replaced the ckp based on a recommendation from tac and one help reply. it seems to start better now. the car was gone on monday. apparently the 'rental fairy' left town. if the car returns for more diagnosis or repair i'll open up ...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L MIL Lamp on, no start VIN: 3C8FY4BBO1
This request has pretty well been sumed up in my previous post. The PCM and SKIM module are waiting to be reflashed along with matching keys. Time, distance and the absence of a Chrysler dealer on island have put us at a disadvantage. Everyone seemed to have p...
2002 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1B3DJ46Y61
well, firstly thanks to Edward from Virginia; Roger from Alberta; Cam from British columbia; Duane from Alaska and Alex from Washignton, after i have been checking this car for a while i found this: 1.- I can not found which one module was bad as you had told ...
1991 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FACP4DE9M
Wow, I had over 50 replies on this one. Very common problem on this motor. The screen in the hole gets clogged and requires replacement. A new screen can be purchased from the dealer or from the aftermarket parts stores. Many said that there is a special tool ...
1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP7IW6X
good afternoon fellow techs, the 'pos' is fixed. thanks to all 15 who replied. here's the scoop...i found a wire chaffed in the harness were it goes over the transmission. that took care of the downstream o2 heater code. i checked the front harness but it was ... Trouble codes: P0135 (b1s1 circuit), P0141 (b1s1 heater circuit), P0155 (b2s1 heater circuit).
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L cab VIN: 1FTNW21F2X
thanks for everybodies help! i checked everything everyone suggested, and in the end what fixed it were the plastic bushings between the leafs on the left side. the right side was fine (which also had no noise), left side were totally worn in half. thanks agai...
2002 GMC Sierra 2500 SL 6.0L Long crank time VIN: 1GTGK29U32
Hi everyone, The customer decided to live with this one as is. Before it left I removed the injector rail to physically watch the spray and look for leaking injectors - all was ok. I also tried a new cmp sensor with no change. Most of the replies I got rel... Trouble codes: P0160 (Low O2 activity bank 2 sensor 2), P0140 (Low O2 activity bank 1 sensor 2), P0300 (Random misfire).
1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Interchangibility VIN: 1HGEJ1125S
Hello everyone, I was able to successfuly install the 5spd from the 97 Integra 1.8 into the 96 Civic. Evidently the customer knows more about honda products than I would have guessed. He was right on about interchangibility. Probably if he wasnt such a pis...
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L No normal drive operation until hold is applied VIN: KDNDJA7239
I want to thank the gentlemen that responded to my post. Due to the limited scanner and computer information I shipped the vehicle BACK to the transmission shop for their opinion of possible internal failures. they have not reported back. This will be the last...
2000 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L can bus circuit VIN: SALPV1540Y
reprogrammed bosch ecu with updated software, problem has not returned as of yet.
1998 Lexus GS300 3.0L mil lamp on VIN: JT8BD68S0W
Prolbem was the canister wint VSV. You were right again THANKS! Trouble codes: P0446 (vsv for vapor pressure sensor open or short circut).
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Cooling System VIN: 1LHM87A52Y
Sorry it took so long to get back to everyone. I had been trying to get a hold of the customer to see how the car has been doing before I closed this. The t-stat did fix this car, I just didn't get all the air out of the system. There is a seperate bleeder for...
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L heater core VIN: 2MELM75WXV
Thank you all for your suggestions. Most of the replies suggested fully flushing & refilling radiator with distilled water to prevent further electrolysis, and most suggested adding a (additional) ground to prevent future electrolysis. We also replaced all the...
1989 Plymouth Acclaim 2.5L Stall VIN: 1P3BA46K2K
First of all I want to thank all of you who took the time to respond to my dilemma. I want to send special thanks to Michael from Illinois, Cam from Columbia, Dan from Illinois, Danny from Alabama, Kyle from Ohio, Jeff from Wisconsin, Adam from Illinois, Mark ...
1993 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4TARN01PLP
Thanks to all who replied!!! This one is gone. We had tested and retested everything on this truck no problems found...We then decided to replace the ECM the truck ran better right away, no idle concerns, but we still had some odd readings. We then ran the tru...
2001 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Axle seal VIN: JT3HN86R4Y
Most all repilies say to replace the seal and check or replace the vent tube. Also a few mentioned keeping the fluid level a bit lower than the top of the fill hole. The customer canceled his appt last week and has not yet set a new date. I am planning on repl...
2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Cannot fill g/tank VIN: 4T3ZF13C01
Thanks to all who offered help for this problem. Unfortunately, none of it made any difference. The customer picked up the vehicle but is willing to try something else if I can figure another type of repair. I will probably try wiring open the trap door at the...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L heater VIN: WVWHC63B11
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Hard start VIN: 3VWCP21C62
I found the glow plug relay in the cowl area near the passenger side with the assistance of Dave [...]. After replacement at 30 degrees my ontime for the glow plugs was about 2-3 seconds longer. Thanks to all,
2000 Volvo S70 GLT SE 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LS56D3Y
thanks to everyone who replied. The fix was to replace difective antena ring and flash pcm.
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L mil VIN: YV1VS29501
this vehicle has been sent to the dealer, after 2 software updates and a wiring harness update and a new o2 sensor (second one in 2 months) it is fixed. the dealer says that they can not tell if the vehicle is not there and plugged in to the computer, also wou... Trouble codes: P0133.
2004 Volvo VN780 15.0L lcm-taillights VIN: 4V4NC9TH84
As I stated before,should of done it myself! It was a short to ground in circuit 90 in the frame well located in the from=nt half of the vehicle.FYI,the LCM has to be reprogrammed after a shorted problem such as this one, per VOLVO. Thanks for the replies!
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