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1990 Acura Integra RS 1.8L No Start VIN: JH4DA9440L
This vehicle has a very intermittant no start, usually after a hot soak. We have tried for 2 & 1/2 days and only got it to not start 3 times. When it is in no start there is spark but no fuel pressure. One strange thing that happens when in no start is the shi...
1996 Acura RL 3.5L Engine VIN: JH4KA9647T
Customer recently purchased this vehicle. Problem is a harmonic vibration at 1500 rpm. This vibration occurs whether engine is loaded or unloaded, but is more pronounced under load. I inspected all mounts, no problem evident with any of them. I don't feel th...
2000 Audi A6 2.7L Torque Converter VIN: WAUE064B9Y
Customer is complaining that the transmission seems to slip at times while cruising above 50MPH and the MIL light comes on (car goes into limp-home mode). A day or so later, the light goes off and stays off for another week or two. Has anyone experienced this ...
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L water loss VIN: WBAHD6322S
this vehicle has run hot several times,was doing this when it was purchased. I have replaced all the syatem over the last 2 1/2 years. This car still runs hot and loses water about 1 qt per 75 miles. has passed several dye test for blown head gasket. can park ...
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...
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)
1989 Chevrolet R1500 Suburban Scottsdale 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 1GNER16K6K
After extended idle periods like at a drive up food service and waiting in line vehicle died and would not restart. would start after setting for 30 minutes to one hour. Trouble codes: 32 (EGR malfunction)
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 ...
1996 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L popping VIN: 1GNFK16K9R
Happy Holidays all. This 96 Suburban has a 2000 suburban motor. I was informed the intake manifold was purchased at local chevy dealer to accomodate the original TBI system. Nice clean job underhood. The problem is an intermittant popping in intake that only...
1998 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 7.4L intermittent no start, cranks good VIN: 1GTHK34J9W
Hello all. We have an intermittent no start cranks ok condition. Customer says that will crank over for 20 - 30 seconds before engine will start. Cannot duplicate the condition so were we wondering if anyone else has seen this. Checked crank sensor and cam sen...
2000 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Surge VIN: 2G1WH55K8Y
This impala has a surge above 45mph if you are cruising at a steady speed with rpms between 1500 and 2000 and you push easily on the accelerator to speed up slightly or pull a grade the car begins to surge and the rpms surge back and forth by 200 to 400 rpms u...
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Gas Gauge VIN: 1GNEL19WXY
When you start this vehicle the gas gauge fluctuates from pegged full to anywhere on the gauge and back. It doesnt always go to pegged full either. It will stop for about 3 seconds wherever it chooses, then move again. Seems to quit fluctuating when put into g...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Drive-axles VIN: 1GNDT13S72
This trailblazer has a continuous squeal at 20mph and higher it sounds almost like a brake warning squeal however it doesn't change when the brakes are applied and all the brakes are in good shape the noise sounds like its coming from the right front and the i...
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Radio VIN: 1GNDT13S54
Hello everyone, I have this Trailblazer that interminently has no radio volume. It is a Bose Radio with external amp. When the problem is active there is no volume but everything appears to be working with the radio. If you press the onstar button the display ...
1994 Chrysler New Yorker 3.5L code 21 VIN: 2C3ED46F7R
The vehicle goes into limp mode. This is an intermitted problem and only a code 21 is present and never a hard code 21. It is not temperature sensitive as it will set the code hot or cold. Turn key off, pause, restart vehicle and it works OK again. We can not ...
1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46T0T
vehicle came in 4 months ago with cyl #6 misfire which was repaired with head relacment for broken rocker tower it has come back with a po303 misfire #3,replaced plugs,wires, coil pack to no avail,checked for vacuum leaks checked compression.HELP. Trouble codes: P0303
1998 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1B4HS28Z9W
The instument cluster on this truck acts fine on first start-up.The ABS and brake light are on. I tried to read codes with the snap on scanner, but it will not communicate. After about 10 seconds the srs light comes on and the chime dings and the tach quits wo...
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 8.0L abs VIN: 1B7KF23W3W
A local used truck lot brought this in to me complaining of a brake pedal pulsation when stopping. When I test drove it the ABS would engage just about every time I stopped hard or soft braking. Sometimes the pump motor would engage when just driving down the...
2001 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L Timming belt tensioner bracket VIN: 1B3ES46C91
This is the first time that I have asked for help. I need help from some Chrysler techs out there. I need to know if I can reused the timing belt tensioner pivot bolt if I clean the threads and used new lock tight. My [...] says to replace the whole assemb...
1993 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L unknown VIN: 1FDKE30M6R
Hello Techs, I've got a strange one here. This cube van came to my shop with no brake pressure. The right front flex hose ruptured at the upper fitting. New flex hoses were installed along with pads(rotors were not turned). The shoes were replaced at the same ...
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start, Injector Nozzle Leak VIN: 1FTJW35K1R
Vehicle towed in for a no start.Found fuel filter bleed down. Bled system & got started. Vehicle has a pretty good fuel leak on two injector nozzles on the right side. Mainly the last one in the rear. I have searched the archives & found plenty of info on what...
1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FALP53S8T
This well maintained vehicle is burning about 1 qt. of oil every 100mi. It also had a p0306 code stored in memory we inspected #6 spark plug and it is slightly oil fouled. The engine runs well in the shop and on a road test and the code did not return. The plu...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X8V
the car came in with code po171 ,stft1 and 2 both at -100.o2 sensors both read 0 volts .ltft 1 and 2 both at -100. maf sensor working and i cleaned it as well.i spray carb cleaner into intake but no chage to o2 sensors,i have disconnected battery but as soon a... Trouble codes: P0171
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1JF6G54HTF
Need help on code 1451-- it sets soon after start up, purge valves have been replaced with factory parts. No rat chewed wiring evident. Trouble codes: 1451 (Evaporative Circuit malfunction)
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Battery VIN: 1FTZR15X4X
cust. states battery drains after two hours of sitting. I immediately hooked up amp probe to check for draw , low and behold 180-200 mili-amp drain(I suspect good #'s should be closer to 10-30)I removed fuses one at a time, the 50A maxi-fuse in under hood rela...
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.5L Stall VIN: 1FAFB66L1X
this car came in on a cold day, complaining that they couldn't keep it running. I was able to but had to keep foot on gas, Had PO171,174 codes. tuned up & weather warmed up, was OK for a week and a half. now its cold again & It's back. Fuel pressure is good, O... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Engine VIN: 1FMZU62X9Y
After oil change engine very noisy. Oil press ok.
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L tires VIN: 1FAFP36371
good morning all, this focus s/w se is driving the customer to the bank with tire problems. this is not the first one we have seen with this problem but can not find anything that shows to be the cause of the problem. after a complete alignment and another ali...
2002 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L No Start, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, P0357 VIN: 1FMFU18L82
This is a coil over plug system. The coil and fuse #30 was replace once already but this symptom has come back. The symptoms are as follows. Vehicle starts to misfire then will stall and won't restart. Diagnosis reveals blown #30 fuse in central fuse block. Th... Trouble codes: P0357 (cylinder 7 circuit fault)
2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L with pulse wipers VIN: 1HGCG16521
Hello Honda techs,I'm a GM fuel/electrical guy.I worked at a Honda dealer years ago,18 yrs ago.Have a wierd problem with this Accord.Customer complaint is no pulse wiper operation.Well I drove it for 10 min.(in the rain)and never acted up,consulted with servic...
2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Stall VIN: JHLRD1840Y
Hello fellow techs, We have a Honda CRV in the shop with a stalling problem when cold. There are no codes, no CE light. Fuel pressure is 43 psi. We cleaned the sludged up throttle body and thought that was the problem. It was not, it did it again the next day....
2001 Honda CR-V SE 2.0L Stall VIN: JHLRD18701
HI all, this is a wierd one.Problem is stalling when vehicle is cold startde and about first two minutes of operation. After this the problem goes away.when vehicle is started cold fast idle speed climbs to 1600 rpm. WHen dropped into gear rpm falls to 200rpm ...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L A/C system VIN: SAJDA01D8Y
A/C blows warm air through pass side vents. A/c system is at normal pressures.
1985 Jeep Cherokee Chief 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, WILL NOT IDLE VIN: IJCUL7834F
Scanned with the red brick, every thing seems fine. Installed new intake gasket and a reman. carb., can not find any vacuum leaks, timing is on. Will not idle unless I spray carb. cleaner or fuel into the carb. Thanks for now. Duane
1996 Lexus LX450 4.5L Misfire VIN: JT6HJ88J7T
Help lexus techs,We just replaced head gasket on this vehicle and when we cranked it up it ran fine for about 30 seconds and it picked up a miss at idle,the longer it ran the worse the miss was.We hooked up scanner and shows all cylinders misfiring.We ran a sm... Trouble codes: 301 (misfire cyl 1), 302 (misfire cyl 2), 303 (misfire cyl 3), 304 (misfire cyl4), 305 (misfire cyl5), 306 (misfire cyl6)
1997 Lexus LS400 4.0L Trunk Release VIN: JT8BH28FIV
Hey guys, I have a problem with the trunk not opening with the key pad or the pull switch under the drivers side knee bolster. The lock funtion for this seems to be working, you can push it to lock and use the key to unlock. I hear a relay or control "click" w...
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Valve Spring VIN: 1LNFM97Y2W
Hi there and thanks in advance for the help. I have this Continental in the shop with a miss at all times. There is 0 psi of compression on cylinder #6. I found a broken intake valve spring on cylinder #6. Before I put a valve spring in this vehicle I would li...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBBA48D6G
i have a problem child here. on start up- hot or cold, car runs excessivly rich and will not take any accelleration attempts. when this happens the ma output to the eha is exccesive & lower chamber pressure drops. the eha was replaced due to leakage, i have al...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.6 2.6L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WDBEA26D1L
Hey guys and gals, this Merecedes is very hard to start when cold only.It will fire when you first turn the key but dies instantly and is then very tricky to get started. I started it with carb cleaner this morning at about 25 degrees F. Once you finally get i...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L head bolts VIN: WDBDA28D5M
hello to all. this M/B was towed in for overheating & no coolant. we found a leaking water pump, replaced that & a thermostat. there were no leaks but there was a miss. we found exhaust gases in the coolant (come to find out the wife had driven it til it stopp...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WDBDA29D9P
Hi Guys, This car will cut out when hot and will not restart until it cools for about a half hour. It has fuel and spark at the coil but weak at the plugs. Scope pattern looks good. Sounds like it is out of time. Has anyone seen this before? Thanks in advance...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG 3.6L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WDBHM36E2T
This car hesitates badly after warming up, it accellerates smoothly but lacks power. When the vehicle came in it was barely running. It had multiple misfire codes stored along with PO171 and P1341 for variable cam solenoid function. I discovered that the wires...
1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L runs out of gas VIN: WDBLJ65G9W
Car was brought in last week to change the fuel sending units, we had a problem in the area with bad gas ( high sulfer content) and the powers that be decided to replace the sending units. The car would run out of gas at about 1/4 of a tank left, thats what th...
1992 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AXC57B9
Mitsubishi techs. I recently posted problems with this car. Now that it is running, the original problem of only running on 2 out of 6 cylinders was solved by replacing the computer (from bone yard). I returned it to the bone yard because of the recomendations... Trouble codes: 61 (TC solenoid), 71 (Tc solenoid)
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L ABS module VIN: JA4MW51R11
This vehicle does not have a locking rear diff. The codes coming up relate to a problem with that sensor. The All dat Diagrams seem very poor . Would like to check connector F-11 for voltage but can't really tell which one it is. ALL Data wants to start at con...
1987 Nissan Stanza E 2.0L fuel injector and ignition VIN: JN1HT21S0H
customer said drove fine one night then parked it overnite. went out next morning and all it would do is crank over but not fire. I think the injectors are bad, but it seems strange that they would all go wacko at one time. don't know what i'm missing, any hel...
1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4BU31F3P
hi everyone! i got this altima, started out a few weeks ago, missed and would stall at idle in gear. did usually tune up,cleaned injsctors ran get when left. about a week went by started missing again, found bad #4 injector, replaced it with aftermarket ran gr...
1993 Nissan 240SX 2.4L Speedometer VIN: JN1MS34P4P
Electronic HUD and speedo only rarely work (no display whatsoever). Odometer works, so have ruled out speed sensor & wiring. Digital unit is notoriously unreliable, so it's safe to assume that's where problem lies. Have read that cold solder connections or bad...
1995 Nissan 200SX SE-R 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1N4BB42D9S
My sons 1995 Nissian will cut out, miss, and the engine will stop running when ever the engine is taken over 5500 RPM's. As soon as the key is cycled off, to on, the engine will restart and run fine, until he tries to exceed 5500 RPM's again. The optical senso...
1999 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L hydraulic VIN: JN1CA3102Y
hello, This Maxima came from the dealer. They replaced the clutch and all hydraulics. When the car started to slip, they did it again under warranty. The 3rd time it came to me. We did it 2 times also. what's happening is after driving it for a bit, the pedal ...
2001 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3NICB51D31
Vehicle came in with codes P0140 and P0137. I did my normal wiring checks and found all wires to be clean. I couldn't really tell anything from data on the scanner iether. I replaced one sensor (unfortunately alldata directed me to the wrong one) so I then rep... Trouble codes: P0140 (B1S2 Oxygen senor low activity), P0137 (B1S2 Ogygen sensor low activity)
1999 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L Differential VIN: 1GHDT13W3X
Need some help, Customer came in complaining of a hard bumping noise coming from under the vehicle. Very slight at no load. Very pronounced under load (accelerating, uphill). He said it gets worse when it warms up. Test drove, confirmed, bump will transmit thr...
2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L Engine Noise VIN: 1GW3WH52H5
Hello all, This is my personal car. It has developed an unusal engine noise when first started on a cold morning (30 degrees F-about 70 degrees F). It sounds like a high pitched squeal with a light knocking sound that varies with engine RPM. It lasts for about...
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L starter VIN: 1G2NE52M2V
This is my daughter car, she went to get gas and the car would not start. Tried to jump start, no luck. tested batt 1.5 volts, replaced. No power going to start side of starter, tried to "jump" across leads on starter, no luck. The "anti theift" light on dash ...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Misfire VIN: 4S3BG6853W
We have this 1998 legacy that we did a dealer short block and had the heads rebuilted.runs great ,but every once in awhile it will set codes for misfires.Not consistent with anyone cylinder.Every time it happens it will be a different cylinder or all.You can d... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire number one), P0302 (misfire number 2), P0303 (misfire number 3), P0304 (misfire number4)
1985 Toyota Pickup SR5 Turbo 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT4RN65S9F
Vehicle came into shop with customer complaining of intermittant dies and restarts condition. He requested a fuel filter be installed. Vehicle would idle fine for a few minutes, before and after filter replacement, and then die. It would restart and then stay ...
1998 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT111GJ900
Greetings fellow Techs! Got me a stickler here. I have a Land Cruiser 2-door with a diesel 4-cylinder engine. It is NOT OBDII compliant. The Mil light is always on. I am wondering if any Euro techs out there can tell me what code 14 means for the 1KZ-TE engin... Trouble codes: 14
1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L condenser and radiator fans VIN: 2T1BR12E7X
Hello Techs, I'm writting you because I need an extra help with this vehicle. My problem is located in the condenser and radiator fans, they run all the time, also if you have only the ignition on. I recovered the gas from the A/C system, remove the drier and ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L timing belt tension VIN: 3VWSS29M61
fellow techs , looking for the correct timing belt tension specs on this vehicle . any help would be appreciated
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS55A3X
For you tech's with Volvo experience; Keep getting code for rear O2 signal faulty. All you have to do is let the sensors come on line, goose the gas several times and P0136 sets. Alldata's diagnosis is pretty simple- check for exhaust leaks and try a new sen... Trouble codes: P0136 (rear o2 sensor signal faulty)

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2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEP33483
Gentlemen sorry for the delay. I wanted to make sure BOTH cars were fixed and leave an intelligent and helpful fix. I'll answer some of your questions first. Yes both cars are under warranty. I did not initially send these to the dealer because we live on an i... Trouble codes: P1345.
1986 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L convertor lockup VIN: 1G4HR6937C
1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L charge light
thanks jay, you were right the pos cable was not corrode but the contact between the post and battery was bad. something as simple as that was causing the light to come on for about 90 sec in the morning.
1994 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban 6.5L Misfire VIN: 1GNGC26F7R
we don't have this vehicle back together but I am going to call it a 'fix'. although we had 250 lbs with a hand held tester, we pumped air into the injector hole with the rockers removed and it was leaking into the intake. after removing the head we found the ... Trouble codes: 92 (balance fault 2).
1996 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.0L No Start VIN: 1GBFG15MXT
Well im going to call this one fixed. Had 8 replies, all good ideas. Problem still did not make sense to me.I kept thinking for fuse to blow on shut off there must be a surge or a relay or diode i hadnt found. Put my low amp probe at the three spots the diagra...
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC5246V
Thank you to all who replied to my post. Upon removal of the timing cover the cam gear had in fact jumped two teeth. Due to the mileage on the vehicle the customer opted to a used lower mileage unit. All is now well thanks again. Dave. Trouble codes: P0341, P0335, P0300.
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L tcc system
thank you all for your help, we have not yet made time to fix the vehicle, but hopefully with the informatoin recieved the problem will be solved, thanks again.
2004 Chevrolet Aveo 1.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KL1TD62624
Finally i fix the problem. G.M. have release new lifter for the Aveo. G.M.tac said the problem occur alway on the cyl number two. Change the 4 lifter of the cyl 2 and the vehicule is o.k. The problem occur alway at cold start in the first minute of the road ... Trouble codes: P0300.
1995 Dodge B2500 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B6HB21Y9S
Well It is fixed thanks to you all leading me in the right direction. I checked and cleaned all grounds, verified refernce voltage to all sensors, checked B+ voltage supply and current to pcm, checked PCM grounds, checked resistance of wiring from pcm to asd a...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 8.0L Steering box VIN: 3B7KF26W5X
Well,the customer has been told we need see the vehicle again for further diagnosis and has yet to get back with us.So our thinking is that either the problem fixed itself or the driver of the vehicle doesn't see this as an issue to be concerned with.Thanks so...
2000 Dodge Durango 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HS8Z1YF
So glad to see the tail lights of this Durango leaving my parking lot. All our testing indicated an intermittent compression drop at Cyl#6. We'd never seen the 'cracked head' pattern on this engine, and Chrysler sure isn't coughing up the info.But thanks to th... Trouble codes: 306 (misfire 6 cyl).
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L clutches VIN: 1FTRX18LXX
thanks for the replies and info guys, we have a otc and spx catalog on the way,also watching a ford diff. tool set on ebay that looks like the stuff we need. The next job we going to cut a axle shaft and square off the end opposite the spline, this should give...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Cruise Control VIN: 1FAFP34P12
Well thanks to all that replied and even called. Fix was replacing the cruise module/actuator itself. Before I posted the problem I searched the e-mail archives for any references with similar symptoms and everything led us back to our original diagnoses, the ...
1993 Geo Metro 1.0L Booster VIN: JG1MR3364N
Vehicle fix was a new booster, the other booster that I installed off the other vehicle must have had the same problem. Thanks for all the replies.
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L 1-2 gear VIN: 1HGCB7276N
Thanks for all of the replys. We manually powered up all of the solenoids to check them as someone suggested and found them all to be good, but when we started to reassemble everything we found that 2 of the pins in the connector for the lower solenoids were p...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHX1249T
I opened my own can or worms here in terms of getting off the diagnostic track by asking whether or not this vehicle had a 'key transponder'. It in fact does not. The local dealer literally wouldn't tell me...I've purchased parts from them before...Is that a f...
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L cruise control VIN: 1G4GZ58Y1S
I just put in both the brake switch and the clock spring. Knowing the data steam is not the same as the cruise switch input helps a lot and made the repair easy. thanks for the help.
1996 Lexus LX450 4.5L head VIN: JT6HJ88J7T
Thanks to all replies,ended up being head gasket between number 5 and 6 cylinder was gone.Went back together everything was put back like we took it apart timing marks were all exact but now we have picked up a missfire on no 1 2 3 4 5 6 cylinders any thoughts...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L key off draw VIN: JTGHF10U6X
Great work Grant, Mark and Rodney! I re-installed the new drivers door ECU and after 1 hour the draw dropped to 50mA. I wanted to verify that the ECU was the problem so I put the old one back in to see if the draw would go away after the same length of time. H...
1989 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L power assist VIN: 1LNLM9840K
Most of the replies that I got were to tell me that it should have a vacuum booster, which it doesn't, or to tell me where I could find the information that I was looking for, which I don't have access to. Some only confirmed that I was correct in my assumptio...
1998 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Hesitation VIN: 1LN81W7W69
Thanks guys, We got it fixed. We found a small peice of plastic bag flaping in left front wheel reluctor ring area, and we are not sure if it had affect but, William [...] mentioned checking tire size. Tire sizes were ok but one rear tire was a differant bran...
1988 Mazda RX-7 Convertible 1.3L blower motor VIN: JM1FC3513J
thanks to you guys for your help,most said control head,i found a burn't strip on this little black box that mounts to the back of the control head,i took it a part after figuring out that it helps control fan speed,found this one spot was burn't,repaired this...
1974 Mercedes-Benz 240D 2.3L bolts VIN: 1151171203
I received 5 responses. The first surprised me - he said just tighten them. I happen to believe that torque convertor bolts are critical and that, if undertorqued they could come loose or if overtorqued they could fail. One response quoted Mercedes-Benz at 32 ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Windshield Wiper VIN: ULBWG72728
Thank you to all who replied to my email. I found out thru a Mercedes guru that depending on production date determines if the single wiper blade parks on the right/left side of the windshield.
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L timing chain VIN: WDBHA28E5S
Thanks for all the help on this Benz.As most replied i had to take the tensioner out completely and install the body of it first and then the inside of it. It is retractable and that is why the chain was so tight. Thanks again.
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L ignition lock, door locks VIN: WDBRF64J41
Thanks so much for your help on this one,guys. I replaced the eis and of course also ordered and received the 'green key'. Recoding was easy, just inserted the green key for about 30 seconds and the original key worked the switch again. The turn signals and th...
1993 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start VIN: F1PT118475
Thanks to all, we fix the car by replacing the ECU with a known good unit.
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L sulfer smell VIN: JN1CA31D81
First I would like to thank all of you that responded to my problem, most of you said its either a fuel problem, sulfer content and additives in fuel or a bad converter. I talked to the customer and he has tried several different stations for fuel with the sam...
1995 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Hesitation, NO POWER VIN: 1G3HN52K2S
i would like to thank everybody that replied thank you all!!now for the fix , when i got back into this car it was 38 'f out so the problem showed again and this time and this time the car had a hard time starting and the relays in the convience center were cl...
2000 Pontiac Firebird 5.7L turn signals
Thanks for all the responses! The problem finally got to the point where it happened all the time and I was able to trace it. The fuse for the turn signals also feeds the back up lights. The switch for the backup lights is located on the right (passenger) side...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L turn signal flasher system VIN: 1G2NF52T61
Hello everyone. Sorry go get back so late. Some customers can't give up their cars for long. Anyway, I had many replies to this one saying that either the turn signal switch or the hazard switch is faulty. Sure enough, replacing the turn signal switch cured to...
1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L No Start VIN: 4S3BK6350S
Well I have installed the cam and crank sensors amd I shipped this down the road yesterday.Did not hear back from the cust. so I will close this case and keep my fingers crossed.Thanks for all your help..Steve
1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L cyl. head VIN: 4TARN13P6R
Practically all you techs were right. Use a oem gasket. torqued to specs, but before I filled it up with oil(drain plug out)I decided to add the coolant to rad. first. It started running out of the oil drain hole! Pulled valve cover, pressurize system, and it ...
2003 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7L Brake pedel VIN: JTEBT17RT3
Went in this morning looked at everything again Must have been a Bubble of air in Front somewhere rebleed and all is well . Thanks to all that offered help !
1986 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: YV1AX8849G
Thanks to all who replied.Many said to check the FPR and wiring harness.These were the first things checked before the help post but thank you.We pluged in an autodiagnose euro scantool in the break out box mode and monitored all inputs to ECM.MAS air meter lo...
1994 Volvo 850 2.3L ABS light on VIN: YV1LW571R2
Thanks to all for the help. We wound up replacing the the controller and hydraulic unit as an assembly and the problem was fixed. We purchased it used for $300 to save the customer some $$ and it paid off. Thanks Again
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L heater VIN: YV1KS9607T
thanks to ken,bob,peter and rick .ken's replied stated that the air senors have a high faliure rate .bob and peter suggested vacuum leaks and bad vacuum motors .rick said to check the vacuum control unit under the right knee bolster for bad solder joints . i f...
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