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1997 Audi A6 2.8L heater temp VIN: WAUGC84A8V
Hi to all, and thanks for reading this. Audi came in with very low heater oulet temp. Checked and replaced thermostat. That raised operating temp from 160F to 180. No change in heater output. Heater hoses are @ 120F on top hose and @ 80 on lower hose w/heater ...
2000 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L cat problem VIN: WAUDH68D1Y
2 codes present p0421 cat efficiency bank 1 and p043 cat efficiency bank 2. codes return about 3 month's after clearing codes. car runs fine. no complaints. is it possible that both cats are bad after only 68,000 miles. Trouble codes: P0421 (cat efficiency bank 1), P0431 (cat efficiency bank 2)
1984 BMW 733i 3.2L speedometer VIN: WBAFF8404E
Thanx all in advance. Vehicle has been sitting a long time, unknown how long speedo was inop. I seem to have voltage and grounds to the instrument cluster, however, I may be missing voltage on the cluster in some way, as the wiring diagram I have is as clear a...
1989 BMW 325i 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Runs Rich VIN: WBAAA130XK
Good morning group. I have an 89 325i that was brought in for rough running. The car is running very rich and blowing black smoke. I have checked the fuel pressure (41 psi) and the coolant temp sensor (2000 ohms cold). The fuel pressure regulator has no signs ...
1999 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L No Start VIN: 4USCH3339X
Now the car wont start, checked codes again and i had 209, and a new code 208, realigned EWS and started right up. Test drove car 2 miles came back to the shop shut car off, and restarted it 3 times, on the 3rd time car would not start, checked codes and had 2... Trouble codes: 209 (Anti-Tampering Protection EWS), 208 (Speed Monitoring not plausible EWS)
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...
1992 Chevrolet G30 Chevy Van 7.4L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GBKP37N3N
This vehicle has tbi and I was wondering if anyone has the spec on what wot injector pulse width would be?
1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L Shift on the fly VIN: 1GNDT13W5R
Was shifting to 4HI & 4LO front drive shaft spinning but front axle not, had Vac. at S/W but plugged in wrong, put it on the right way and the system worked. Tried it a couple of times then it stop shifting. no rocker S/W light accepted for key test. I unplugg...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire
Engine ran good for 14 months. Problem started suddenly. Misfire codes P0300. Major tune, Cap, Rotor, Wires, Plugs, Fuel filter. Idles fine for a few minutes then surges and stalls. Would not fire out of 4 legs on the cap before replacement. Traced disconnecte... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire)
2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GCHG39R4Y
hello this van came in with a misfire. we did a basic tune/up. van came back next day missing again. code p0340b always resets after starting engine. replace cam sensor twice and checked wiring. the clue to this problem is when the engine is missing and i mome... Trouble codes: P0340
1990 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1C3XY66R3L
Hey fellow techs, this "thing" is killin me. No fire, no injector pulse and no fuel pressure. On initial key on, crank there is a quick flash from the noid light and a quick activation of the ASD relay, but, after than no start and no injector or spark. Scan s...
1992 Chrysler Imperial 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B3XC4648L
The problem is intermitant. But does seem to be more often at normal operating temperatures, at highway speeds (50-60 mph). When the problem occurs, the car acts as if it's running out of fuel/ bogging down. If you pull over on the road for a few minutes, the ...
1993 Chrysler Concorde 3.3L Engine shuts off. VIN: 2C3EL56T0P
1993 Chrysler Concorde (Sedan) Engine Shut Off Problem. Engine shuts off abruptly for no apparent reason under all types of driving conditions. It may go for days and have no problem, and then can shut off two or three times in one day; there is no pattern....
2002 Chrysler 300M 3.5L tracklock VIN: 2C3HE66G02
vehicle pulls left all the time found that if you turn off the track control pull is gone. don't know if i'm looking to hard or if it's right in front of my face or in my imagination but told customer and he agrees the vehicle drives better with track contol o...
1991 Dodge Dynasty 3.3L shuts down VIN: 1B3XC46R4M
Engine shuts off intermitently. When first start, runs ok for first 10 to 20 minutes. Then kills-just like you would turn the ignition key off. After this engine kills very eratically. Engine could run for 1 minute or 15 minutes-there's no way to tell how long...
1997 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1B7GG23XXV
Hello everyone, I've got one for you. This truck came to us with a stall complaint. Problem is very intermittent and according to client it can happen at any time. Hot or cold, at idle or at speed, cruising, accelerating whatever; suddenly it just dies. I had...
1998 Dodge Caravan 3.3L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P4GP44G4W
Hi all this one came from the dealer dealer wonted to replace the entire eng wiring harnes has a code p0122 tps voltage low and p1496 5volt low have checked grounds at the eng and under battery cleaned them all votage drop at tps is .04 but voltage at the sens... Trouble codes: P0122, P1496
2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L radio VIN: 1B3EJ46X71
dome light was left on long enough to drain battery down.charged battery started car and now radio display blank and not working.radio has 3 equalizer buttons and light in those buttons flash.power supply to radio both ok.tried unhooking battery per dodge deal...
1990 Ford LTD Crown Victoria S 5.0L heater VIN: 2FACP73F3L
car has no heat .. engine at 190 degrees ,blower works fine , but blend door will not operate just stays in the cold position . this car has A.T.C. . tried new actuater motor ,but thats not the answer, tried jumper on temp .sensor in centre of dash then i have...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTCR10A4R
Vehicle will not start when cold and damp. When cranking bucks the starter like the ignition timing is way advanced then it will start and run down the road fine. Has spark and fuel, fuel injector pulse etc even when it will not start. Vehicle runs all self te...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Fuel/Ignition VIN: 1FMEU18W4V
This vehicle has an intermittent problem with the P.A.T.S. (Passive Anti-Theft System) - crank but no start. Sometimes the Theft light with come on for two second, blink for the 1 min then flash code 16 ten times as in a BUS problem, Sometimes it flash for 15 ...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L fuel gauge VIN: 1FTJW36F6V
This vehicle came in with the symptom of inop fuel gauge on the front tank only. The rear tank has always been fine. We performed the usual test of disconnecting the tank harness, connecting the gauges tester simulator and the gauge responds normally. Pulled t...
1997 Ford Aerostar 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDA41X6V
Vehicle was brought to shop w/check engine lamp on .Scanned for codes found po305 po303 misfire codes present. Checked for spark at plugs,did coil test,checked OK ,all wires were routed correctly. Then suspected vac leak at plenum o rings,R&R upper o rings and... Trouble codes: P0305, P0303
1997 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FALP4448V
help to all you ford techs. first vehicle starts then injectors lose pulse after 1 to 2 seconds. theft flashes when door is open, when door is closed goes out. turn key to run , no theft light. cranking theft light flickers once and goes out. car starts and di... Trouble codes: U1451
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
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L idle VIN: 2FTRX18W5X
Good day all tech. Is it normal for this truck to idle around 750 rpm on neutral. My local ressource tell me 680 to 830 rpm. This is ok. or to fast. Thank you.
1997 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Head Gaskets VIN: 1GKDT13W5V
Merry Christmas everyone: We have just changed the head gaskets in this Jimmy, and a few days later it is doing the same thing. Lots of air in the cooling system and intermittent loss of heat from the heater as well as overheating. Previously about 2 months ag...
1999 GMC Savana 1500 5.7L engine misfire VIN: 1GDFG15R6X
Van came in to replace two fuel injectors (#5 and #7) due to misfire codes(Engine misfired under heavy loads but ran good at idle and under light load)). We are assuming that while we took the upper intake or plenum off we disturbed the lower intake manifold g...
1989 Honda Prelude 2.0 S 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMBA41400
Hoping for some help in extracting codes from this car. My local help line tells me to expect a blue 2 pin socket near the passenger's kick panel which must be bridged to enter diagnostic mode - I can't find it. We have removed the ECU from the passengers foot...
1995 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L traction control VIN: JNKNG01D1S
Hello techs. I have this Q45 and I am wondering if there is a way to disarm the traction control system. Customer refuses the repair. Boz.
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 4S2CK58W8X
Hello everyone I got this Rodeo that when it sets for 10 minutes or longer it has a long crank time to start, the engine will start easy if it does not set very long. it has no fuel pressure bleed, and has got good spark good injector pulse good fuel pressure.... Trouble codes: P0463, P1640, P0705
1993 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: SAJHW1740P
Hi Guys, I need some help on this XJ40. It runs rich sometimes emiting black smoke. O2 voltage reads 0.924 idling, will sometimes start switching @ 3000 rpm & will drop to 0 on decel. Then back up to 0.9 at idle.The engine sounds good & runs quite well otherwi...
1994 Jaguar XJ12 6.0L No Start VIN: SAJMX1342R
is there any way of demagnetizing crank and balancer ,also what would of caused this thanks for any help
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJJA42C1Y
hello fellow techs, have any of you jag techs seen this one before? on road testing this car would have a large power loss, no missing and go into limp home with the code p1229 (fuel air metering)also, asc and trck not aviliable. shuting off the trac. system h... Trouble codes: P1229
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1LNLM91V9V
I have the most patient and understanding customer in the world, but I am going insane. This Lincoln came in with oil fouled plugs & misfires due to time and from valve cover gaskets leaking. Fuel pressure is withing specs as well as vacuum and voltage across ...
1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L heater VIN: 1070441204
servo was leaking so we replaced. customer states that car had very low heater temp even before we replaced servo.all heater hoses are hot going in and out.this has so many vac hoses and valves under dash, where do you start?
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBFA67E2R
Greetings from a rainy North Carolina. This vehicle was the subject of a previous posting. At that time, the engine RPM would suddenly fall to idle and the car would not respond to the accelerator pedal. Turning the engine off and restarting would usually make...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S350 3.4L tach/ oil pressure gauge VIN: WDBGB34E9R
this is a good one. at 2250 rpm, the tachometer goes to zero, and stays until rpms drop below 2250 again. at around 2500 rpm, the oil pressure gauge falls to zero until rpm drops again. checked for wiring problem, and no wiggle test shows any problem. the wiri...
1993 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2MELM74W0P
customer complains of a hesitation on cold engine 25-30 mph sometimes stall. does not happen consistently. when scanned with snap on getting po116 keor even after changing coolant temp sensor and thermostat. vehicle does not reach operating temp according to s... Trouble codes: P0116
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 ...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1ZWFT61LOX
The customer cmplained of stumbling and dying only in the morning only at the first stop sign of the day. even if she let it sit twelve hours at work, it will not act up until the next morning. we have been unabel to duplicate this problem even when we keep th...
1994 Mitsubishi space wagen 2.0L Misfire
good evening to all we have this 1994 mitsi space wagon with a bit off a strange one if we accelerate hard it will miss and not rev up if we try to build up the revs slowly it is fine we have recently changed the plugs ( ngk ) the distr cap rotor arm and leads...
1992 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Brake Pedal VIN: JN1HJ01P1N
I'm stumped. Both rear brake lines began to leak, rusted through. Master cylinder was kept up, never was allowed to run out of fluid. Replaced both lines from the firewall manifold and installed new Napa pads & rotors. Opened both bleeder screws and they final...
1988 Plymouth Sundance 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall
HELLO. I have a real brain teaser here. this car will interminently stall like you turned the key off. also has interminet surge in idle or almost stall at idle. some days car will run fine. found a few things that dont make sence,fuel presure spec is 13.5 to ...
1986 Toyota Cressida Luxury 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT2MX73E9G
this came in blowing black smoke and barley running. we retrieved 02 code tested and replace due to bad pattern. this did not solve it though it improved a little. we checked the tps and on our fluke meter it went from 0 volts with .020 feeler gauge to ol with... Trouble codes: 21 (o2s)
1990 Toyota Celica All Trac 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, No throttle response VIN: ST20200312
This Celica (3s GE Engine, MAP sensor system)is proving very difficult to fix. Several people have tried to cure this fault. Very intermittantly (every few days)the engine hesitates usually as you pull away from rest, then the engine cuts out or it refuses to ... Trouble codes: 12 (No RPM signal within 2 seconds from starting.)
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG12KOT
Hello fellow techs. I have a fine piece of work here. I got this 1996 Toyota Camry that I had to change the engine because one of the connecting rods got bent from driving through a flood. Ever since the engine replacement, the MIL comes on, not right away, bu... Trouble codes: P0401 (insufficient egr flow detected)
2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: STBRT3414Y
Not much to tell here. The problem seems to be intermittent. Trouble codes: P1120 (ACCELERATOR POSITION SENSOR circuit malfunction)
2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Anti-theft VIN: 4T3ZF13C6Y
Hey guys, I have a car here thats driving me nuts. The problem is that evry time you go to unlock the door, no matter if its with the key-fob, with the key (in any door) or from the inside by unlocking the door manually, the alarm goes off. You can lock and un...
2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF13C2Y
hello fellow iatn members. this one "got me twisted" vehicle comes in for a regular tune-up & check engine lite. well anyway, i did a complete tune-up & replaced all the ignition coils + rr oxygen sensors because they were reading too slow. code 300,304 & 306... Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire), 306 (cylinder misfire), 304 (cylinder misfire), 172 (system rich)
1991 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 16-Valve 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: WVWTJ21G9M
In the morning, cold this car will start and run for a few seconds and die, after recranking for about 10 seconds will start and run poorly and sometime die again. Throttle must be used to keep it running. Hot it runs fine.The customer has installed a computer...
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WVWTS81HXR
Hello Fellow Techs, I don't really work much on VW cars much but, my customer is desperate because its so far from here to any shop that does. This Jetta seems to run perfect 99% of the time, plenty of power, idles at about 700 rpms, but about 1 out of 20 stop... Trouble codes: 2312 (coolant sensor out of range)
1973 Volvo 144 .0L hard to start hot VIN: 1446363-40
This is for you older volvo techs. This car starts and runs fine cold. After setting for about 20 minutes it is very hard to start and keep running for about two minutes and then everything is fine. We thought it might be the check valve for the fuel but the p...
1986 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1FX8847G
after replacing fuel pumps, car ran and just quit, like the ignition shut off. tested for injector pulse, found none. tested for spark, founds none. this engine uses a hall effect distributor. i've got power going to it. i can't test the hall effect curcuit be...

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1990 Acura Integra RS 1.8L No Start VIN: JH4DA9440L
I would like to thank all who responded to my help request. The vast majority of people that responded verified what I thought it probably was but was looking for someone to mention something about the s3 light flashing. I am reasonably sure the main relay wil...
1999 Audi A4 2.8L radio VIN: WAUED28D6X
We did not recieve a radio code back for the customer, but luckily, she finally found the card with the code in her car. she is back on the road and happy again. Thank you for your replies. john
1999 Audi A6 2.8L Unknown VIN: WAUDA24B1X
Hello You wont believe it...When the car was on all four wheels (would not see it in the air). The transmission cooler lines were touching the stabilizer bar, so when shifting... I guess the difference in pressure in the lines would cause the honk! Moving th...
1994 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L mil hard shift VIN: 1G6EL12Y1R
hey guys this was incorrect gear ratio from dealer. dealer fixed for free. but waut it gets better. they were unaware that the initial diagnosis was to replace the defective computer. did not take the time to find out trhat it was there ecm that we installed j...
1989 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Sport 4.3L cyl. 1,3,5 VIN: 1GNCT18Z9K
WE GOT THIS ONE FIXED IT WAS THE EXHAUST VALVES ON THE LEFT HEAD. I would have never thought it because of the good compression.
1995 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban 7.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GNGC26N9S
Thanks for all the replys. Most of them focused on the EGR and some on using the Lamda calculator and emissions triangle. I had previously removed the EGR and made sure I had exhaust and intake vacuum at the ports, so plugged ports were not the issue. One neat...
1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDU06E1X
Thank you all for your help, you hit it on the head. The Intake EGR passage was partialy clogged. Cleaned Passage & it is fixed..Thanks for all the help. That is what makes this system great Dale Trouble codes: P1404 (EGR Closed Position Performance).
1994 Chrysler New Yorker 3.5L starter VIN: 2C3HD46F7R
Thanks for the help the ignition switch with the burnt contacts was the cause we no longer have any starting problems
1995 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1B7HF16Z8S
i have not yet found the problem with this truck.it still has a part throttle miss and backfire through the intake. there is not a component that has not been checked and rechecked.i should have mentioned i checked all of this but i thought this was a sight fo...
1998 Dodge Caravan 3.3L No Start VIN: 2B4GP25R2W
thaks to all people to try help me, but unfortunely. I don't get any helpfull information.I replace timing chain,cam sensor from dealer,and 4 used pcm,still same problem no star. Trouble codes: P0340, P1495 (leak ded pump solenoid).
1999 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Surge, no power VIN: 1B7MF3368X
Thanks guys for all the good info. It seams that the census was, that because the lift or transfer pump was short on pressure, the injection pump could have been damaged since the fuel is also the lubrication. After replacing the lift pump, air and fuel filter...
1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L bat VIN: 2B3HD46R9X
Sorry it took so long to close this but the customer took a while to give an ok. We isolated the draw to the instrument cluster. We were able to get a used one so the customer ok'd the repair. This was an extra car and the customer didn't want to spend $700.00...
1988 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FTBR1UA2J
sorry this took so long ,,, had other more pressing work ,problem was in new set of lifters, had 1 wrong lifter in kit ,,lifters were same height but incorrect oil channel hieght on 1 lifter,, installed correct lifter and problem was gone,, always a picnic,,, ...
1991 Ford Ranger Custom 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR15X0M
well guys, this one is fixed. had to go back to the pcm to determine that some how the harness had lost two grounds, both for the o2 sensor curcuit. i ran my own and when i was done, the exhaust smelled sweet. the o2 sensor now switches and stays in closed loo...
1994 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDLF47G6R
Thanks to John,Frank and Paul for their replies. I finally was able to repair the vehicle. It was the EPC solenoid in the trans which came as a whole block of solenoids. After taking out the entire wiring harness to inspect and using breakout box, I determined... Trouble codes: 212 (no tach input to processor), 624 (electric pressure control circuit).
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L anti-theft VIN: 1FMZU35P7W
reprogrammed keys. repaired ground in engine harness. customer picked up car to try it out. car returned to us on 12/7/04 because it is still stalling. don't have any diagnosis as of yet.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L 2-3 slip & delayed reverse VIN: 1FTNW21F5X
Thank you who helped. Sorry about closing this without a fix. The customer has not returned to the shop for us to do any more tests. What I believe to be causing this problem may have to do with loose center support bolts or warped case causing press loss. If ...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L power steering pump VIN: 1FAFP53U9X
Thanks to all who took time out to help. We were able to bleed the system by disabling the spark (unplug fuse #10), and cranking the engine while adding fluid for thirty seconds. Then crank engine while turning the steering wheel slowly back and forth for thir...
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Battery VIN: 1FTZR15X4X
I am sure its a fix, thankyou Iatn for being there and every reply I got was either right on the head of the nail or there abouts. Mlmartin says battery. Rocketscientist suggested allow enough time to let gem go to sleep. [...] suggests it takes 45 minutes...
1998 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Charging VIN: JHMEJ6672W
Most the replies said to check the wiring under the intake.We opened the entire harness and didn't find anything. The fix on this was the eld unit or electrical load detecting unit.The only way it is sold is the whole fuse box under the hood. Thanks for the he...
2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Stall VIN: JHLRD1840Y
Thanks to all for the help, especially to those with the valve adjustment recommendation. We pulled the valve cover and found all the exhaust valves tight, especially #4. We performed a complete valve adjustment & that fixed the vehicle. Happy Holidays and T...
1998 Hyundai Sonata 2.0L slips 2-3rd VIN: KMHC24F7WU
Hi Group. thanks for 3 responses. a complete used transmission fix the problem.
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L 3-4 shift VIN: 1J4GZ58Y1S
hi guys, sorry for the delay on this trans, after days, on heated discussions with the tranny shop we got it fixed, refuses to tell me what it was, that they did to fix it, but heh guess that they have lost several trans jobs a month, due to this... thanks to ...
1993 Lexus GS300 3.0L steering pump VIN: JT8JS47E4P
We had a similar problem on a 95 Lexus LS 400, the car came in with the same problem, we put in three power steering pumps and they kept failing. We called the pump manufacturer and they suggested that we install an inline filter in the pump return line. Suppo...
1996 Lexus LX450 4.5L Misfire VIN: JT6HJ88J7T
thanks for the replies everyone was right we were two teeth off on exhaust cam,stupid me!Ill check the next one instead of taking someones word.Thanks again IATN Trouble codes: 301 (misfire cyl 1), 302 (misfire cyl 2), 303 (misfire cyl 3), 304 (misfire cyl4), 305 (misfire cyl5), 306 (misfire cyl6).
1994 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L retrieving codes VIN: 1YVGE22C6R
Thanks for the many responses, very much appreciated. I ended up getting codes out of the car with the scan tool through the ford connector. Thanks to all have a good christmas.
1994 Mazda MX-6 2.0L oil light VIN: 1YVGE31C8R
had chevy sending unit. replaced with mazda unit, took care of all problems. thank you to all who responded.
1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse 1.8L No Start, floods VIN: 4A3CS34T4L
replace computer, all is well. merry x-mas to all who responded and everybody else. peace!!
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L ABS module VIN: JA4MW51R11
Ok first- the tranfer case and differential for this vehicle have no separate controller. The PIDs are sent thru the ABS controller and a failure turns the anti lock light on. You can access codes by pulling out the underhood relay for the abs and jumpering pi...
1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4BU31F3P
thanks guys!! the not enough spark was the problem. my spark tester just lights if there is spark, it doesn't get bright or dim, so i did the old screw driver test and i had to almost touch it to the engine to get spark. and i could not get the coil to jump an...
1992 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L no spark VIN: 1G3HY5316N
thanks for all the great replys. problem turned out to be a bad ecm. replaced it and all was well. special thanks to Tom for talking to me on the phone and helping me sort some things out.
2000 Other Chrysler TC 5.9L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7KF23642
Thanks for the help. had 3 replies. Devon from New Jersy hooked me up with a web site showing all the codes for this particuler cummins engine. Code 374 is a internal injector pump failure [pumps are expensive]. The owner still has 3 months warrenty left so he... Trouble codes: 374 (pulled code through dash light no info .).
1993 Other European 512TR 4.9L Dome light VIN: ZFFLG40A6P
We fixed this car...Found the key buzzer (located behind the glovebox) was partially unplugged, the dome light worked but was dim compared to when you opened the passenger door. After a couple of hours of exploratory surgery, we found behind the fuse panel (tr...
1998 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Air Bag Lamp VIN: 3G2JB1241W
Starting with Ken, thank you. I checked the Remote-start install yet another time, and all was well. Chris from ON and Dave from from PEI told me how simple the system really is. I pulled the passenger seat, sill plate and seat belt, lifted the carpet enough t...
1998 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT111GJ900
A special 'thank-you' to Misier from Suriname and Kamal for the information they sent to me. Both said DTC 14 stood for Turbocharge pressure. The air filter was pretty dirty, so I cleaned that out, checked all the hoses and shut the engine off at higher RPM to... Trouble codes: 14.
1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L condenser and radiator fans VIN: 2T1BR12E7X
Hello, Techs, thank you for taking time to help me. The problem was in the new pressure switch that I bought. I decided to buy another one and compare with the first one. The new one has continuity in the terminals 2 and 4 and when I installed the problem was ...
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: IHRM628929
Thanks to all who replied to my help request.I did not work on this vehicle inmediately after the initial post cause a was a little sick. My problem was a stickin timing belt tensioner. I change new timing belt tensioner and new timing belt. thanks again who r... Trouble codes: 00524 (detonation sensor).
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L brake calipers VIN: 3VWCP21C82
I am closing this help request without really knowing what fixed the car. Since the vehicle was still under warranty, my neighbor had it towed to the closest VW dealer for service. While there she spotted a newer VW Jetta and decided it was time to trade. They...
1994 Volvo 850 2.3L door locks VIN: YVILW5747S
customer did not show up for appointment. when customer comes back for repairs i will post fix. thanks for the suggestions.
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LS5543V
Hello to all that replied. We finally got several days of below freezing temps and have figured out the problem on this car. The fuel pump relay was the winner. After hooking up a fuel pressure gauge to the system, the fuel pump relay would activate the fuel p...
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