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1992 Acura Legend LS 3.2L crank sensor melted VIN: JH4KA8179N
1998 Audi A4 2.8L 2-3 shift VIN: WAUZZZ8DZW
vehicle was initially booked in for an oil leak coming from engine rocker covers & tensioner gaskets. cam belt was also replaced. Since carrying out these repairs the vehicle has developed a major slip betwen 2,3 shift. scan for codes in engine & transmission ...
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUZL54BXY
Hi Guys, This vehicle's variable induction shafts are seized in the halfway position, both stage one and stage two. Has anyone encountered this? Any ideas are greatly appreciated. Thanks, Jason [...] Trouble codes: 16684 (Random/Multiple misfire detected), 16692 (Cylinder8 misfire detected), 16537 (O2 sensorB2 S1 Response too slow), 17538 (Fuel trim Bank 2 System too lean), 16517 (O2 Sensor B1 S1 Response too slow), 16689 (Cylinder 5 misfire detected)
1994 BMW 540i 4.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHE6320R
Hello group, thanks for reading. This car came in with a hard start cold issue. Seemed to run o.k. warm/hot. Had mass air flow code and o2 codes. Mass air flow giving low readings so replaced it. Now vehicle starts good however once intial fuel inrichment is o... Trouble codes: 12 (oxygen sensor cyl 5-8), 13 (oxygen sensor cyl 1-4)
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on, low power, late shft VIN: WBADD6329V
My banker is looking to buy this car...we have no data for testing these codes, nor what they mean in real world. They will come back after clearing at once and the car has very low power and must be forced to upshift by feathering the throttle...even then shi... Trouble codes: 14 (ABS Valve Relay), 38 (Pre throttle valve control), 57 (TPS signal from DME), 19 (ASC interface), 154 (can tps), 25 (Pass seat Occupancy Sensor)
1990 Buick LeSabre 3.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1G4HR51C8L
Hi gang, got this car from the dealer, as they couldn't fix it. I've never met a Buick I couldn't fix, but this one is opposite of others. When it came in, it was hard to start cold and would misfire at slow speeds and under light load. It has new plugs and wi...
1991 Buick Regal Custom 3.1L coolant level VIN: 2G4WB54T3M
Vehicle uses 1/2 gallon of coolant each day,30 miles driven. I have pressure tested radiator found no external leaks. Combustion leak test shows no combustion in radiator. Radiator pressure normal.Vehicle did over heat once. Smoke,steam, with antifreeze smell ...
1992 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L heater VIN: 1G4CW53L1N
hello fellow techs. this vehicle is a friends at work. it has always had really bad heat. so it came in a week ago for a coolant leak at the intake. i repaired this item but was asked to check also the lousy heat. when running with cap off you get good heat. s...
1990 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Electronic VIN: 2GCFK29K2L
Control head arrows on left side of control head display will start blinking after about 10-15 seconds. New control head installed by customer with same symptom. We disconnected the battery to see if this would clear, but same thing. A friend of mine said thes...
1991 Chevrolet Corsica LT 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1G1LT53G1M
this vehicle wiil loose spark on acceleration in park in shop. checked pins c10 c15 c16 no voltage loss checked c12 c13 ground circuit. i installed in line spark tester vehicle will loose spark under accel for 3 seconds sometimes will stay running. i replaced ...
1995 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19KXS
Dear group, I am trying to repair this driveability problem with this truck.The vehicle came in with a minor problem of not accelerating all of the time after reaching traffic speed.If you go ahead and put the throttle down 1/2 pedal or more it will go on an ... Trouble codes: 32 (egr), 33 (map sensor low), 45 (rich ex)
1997 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GBKC34FBV
Hello chevy diesel techs I am not much of a diesel tech so bare with me. The truck came in running and a complaint of no power and surging. I drove the truck and it cut out bucked and staggered going down the road even with a light throttle. At idle engine run... Trouble codes: P1216 (Fuel solenoid response time to short)
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTEC19T0X
Vehicle came in running great, check engine light on for inspection.Codes P0171 & P0174. Cleaned injectors and MAF, cleared codes and passed drive cycle, inspected. Returned MIL on. Replaced filter, 48 PSI on fuel system. Tried MAF, no help. Replaced fuel pump... Trouble codes: 0171 (System lean bank 1), 0174 (System lean bank 2)
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L top engine noise VIN: 1GNFK13R5X
After cold start up if sits all nite vehicle starts and OIL PRESSURE GOES TO 80 PSI. Lifters rockers make noise(clater) for approx 15 mins till warm up and then all is quiet with normal oil pressure and noise gone for remainder of day or till sitting approx. 8...
2000 Chevrolet K2500 7.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGK24J4Y
G.M. Techs This truck has had this problem in the past with the same codes. The last time I had it the repairs were done and I ran the monitors with all passing on my Tech2.. This was over 2 months ago.. freeze frame data shows 1 failure trip on the O2s and 2... Trouble codes: P0158 (B2S2 O2 Sensor Voltage High), P0152 (B2S1 O2 Sensor Voltage High), P0132 (B1S1 O2 Sensor Voltage High), P0401 (EGR Flow Insifficient)
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Radio VIN: 2G1WF52E71
Replace the intake gaskets on the vehicle and when job finished the radio would turn on but no sound. Have checked all the fuses and wiring. Have power to the amp but still no sound from the radio. The radio shows the stations and you can change stations but n...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L overdrive VIN: 1GCJK33163
Hi guys. Truck will not shift out of overdrive on medium to heavy accelaration. Owner says he needs to stop and shut engine off to make transmission shift pLeroperly. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Joe
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4.8L dash VIN: 1GNEK13V53
Does anyone have any expierience with wood grain dash kits? I noticed several sites on the internet. Some offer synthetic (plastic) and others offer real wood. Any pros or cons? Are some kits better than others? Some will send a dash bezel and you send them yo...
1996 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Charging VIN: 1BGMF36C6T
hello everyone, I am told voltage regulator is in pcm on this unit, has anyone ever installed an external regulator? Thanks in advance
1998 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L noise VIN: 3B7MC36DKW
I need help with this diesel, don't do much work on them but have a good customer that had this one towed in with knock. He stated that it started noise suddenly and he shut it down. Noise sounds high on engine, in head area. It comes and goes with no pattern ...
1998 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Code 71 and 72 VIN: 1B7MF3361W
Hello iatn members, This Dodge truck was brought in and the customer said the ABS light and the Brake light both came on at the same time. He could tell no difference in how the brakes worked so continued to drive it for several days before bringing it in. Th...
1985 Ford F-150 5.0L Stall VIN: 1FTEX154FK
Hello everyone and thanks in advance for the help. We have this beat of a 5.0 F150 in that intermittently stalls out and wont restart before sitting. We have found that the fuel pressure(when checked forward of the pump) is very erratic and fluctuated violent...
1992 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L seals VIN: 1FALP54Y6N
We are in the process of resealing the complete engine everything going ok, But hit a major problem the injector seals or worn out and we are being told that thay are no longer availiable anywere. where can we find them does anybody know? PS this is the SHO mo...
1996 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L 4WD will not engage VIN: 1FTZR15X9W
This one came in from other shop. It has had both the GEM and electric shift control modules replaced and the 4WD motr replaced. The 4wd lights on dash flash 5 times every so often with no apperent reason or pattern. I have check all power sorces and it has po...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L No Start VIN: 1FTJW36G5V
We have a 1997 ford f-350, 460 has hard start cold or warm after 2-3 hour set. Replace intake and coolant temperature sensors, both were out of range. Fuel pressure is in Specs all other sensors are reading properly. Still have the same problem. Does any one h...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF08L5V
All the Ford Techs out there: Have a strange one for you. This truck wil go lean at high speed cruise, And will have very little accel above seventy miles an hour, yet the PCM is showing lean fuel trim corrections in the -5/-7 range. The Oxygen sensors are sho... Trouble codes: P0133 (Lazy Oxygen Sensor Bank 1 Sensor 1), P1131 (Lean Bank 1 Sensor1)
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L vehicle control VIN: 1FTNS2425W
The vehicle will sway on the road (not loaded) as if it oversteers or the wind is causing swerving, when correcting with steering , acts like oversteer. Is not a steady movement, will come and go at 80k or so. At a loss as this was complained of after tire rep...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6633X
Hello all. This 1999 Contour keeps setting the check engine light with P0171 code. Have checked everything I can think of. The PCV hose at bottom of intake was collapsed shut, so it was repaired. H02s is working fine. The Baro was high (157) so after replacing... Trouble codes: P0171
2000 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L ride control VIN: 2FAFP71WXY
This a a police vehicle. It has bad trouble swaying when turning. The rear end is what sways over, You don't even have to be going at a high speed and turn the steering a little and the car feels very unstable. The Police said they just about lost it at high s...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L hard or long start VIN: 1FTSW31F6Y
Vehicle was brought to us for a long or hard start. This engine should start within 5 seconds hot or cold. The problem is there all of the time hot or cold. This vehicle takes between 20 seconds to sometimes a minute or more. We have check glow plugs and contr... Trouble codes: 1670 (memory only ef signal return not detected)
1988 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2HGCA5622J
I had this car originaly come in with very ruff idle and stalling problem.I checked fuel pressure and for vacuum leaks and determined that we had a carburetor problem.The carb was replaced with a after market rebuilt carb. The carb seemed to work ok at idle bu...
2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L alarm VIN: IHCG5670YA
Hello Everyone I got this Honda Accord that the security systym is to sensitive, how can this be calibrated or shut off , the security system is honda system. thanks for help
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S2CM58W5X
please help with this rodeo. the idle races between 1500- 2000 rpm. i had replaced idle speed control motor and this did not help. i went to computer and cleaned connectors and this repaired problem for about one day. possible that i either reset learn? (altho...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L Front Axle VIN: 452CM58WXX
This truck's front axle comes disengaged and makes a terrible grinding noise from up front after driving about 5 miles. The customer complaint was "Engine runs but truck will not move" I got in it and it drove into the bay with no problem. First thing I did wa...
1999 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L 4 wheel drive indicator VIN: JACDJ58X8X
Customer coplaint of rear wheel indicator lights flashing and check light on. When I first checked vehicle the check light is not on, only the rear wheel indicator lights flashing. This light is on the dash left of steering wheel. If pushing the 4WD/Auto switc...
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4S2CK58WXY
Hello Group, This Rodeo will stall when sitting at an idle, never cruising or if I hold the idle speed above 1200 RPM. It always restarts. When it stalls the Cruise light and Check Trans light come on. It is not loosing spark, fuel pressure, injector contol, o...
1998 Kia Sephia 1.8L Shift solenoid VIN: KNAFB1216W
Thanks in advance. I have a 98 Kia Sophia, low milage but has been a salvaged car. The O/D light blinks and the Check engine light is on. The car starts in first and shifts to third at about 20 MPH no manual second and does not go to fourth. Tested electronic...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L fuel gauge,srs,turn signals VIN: WDBRF64J21
Hey guys, I'm still having problems with the replacement of the eis modules in two c320's. I have replaced the eis module because of a no-start and no activation condition. Upon replacement I inserted the "green key". The key lit up momentarily and after a min...
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MELM50U9V
Dear Group, thank you for taking time to read this.The Sable came in with a cust complaint of poor driveability, scan showed a misfire code on cylinders #6 & #2 . When the plug wires are pulled out of the coil pack those 2 had a weak spark , so I think, no pro... Trouble codes: P00
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0L rear suspension VIN: 4A3AK54F2S
Merry Chistmas everyone. This my sons car. It needs the bushing at the top of the rear spindles -knuckles where it attaches to the upper control arm. If it were on the front it would be the upper ball jount. The problem being is they are $250 a side from Mits....
1997 Mitsubishi Mirage LS 1.8L Cuts out VIN: JA3AY31COV
When cold the vehicle will not idle with out holding accelerator, but when worm idles fine. tech line said common problem when I.A.C. goes bad that windings in computer go bad.
1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AM44H7V
Code P0400 continues to set. We replaced the EGR Solenoid & Reducing Valve. We are only receiving .5" of vacume to EGR. Vacume to solenoid is ok. We thought maybe the computer was switching to fast. Appeared on scope as possiblity, installed another compute... Trouble codes: P0400 (Insufficient EGR Flow)
1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.8L gearbox VIN: 1G3WS52K1W
This vehicle was originally diagnosed with a leaking gear box. The unit was replaced with an aftermarket unit. The vehicle has returned 3 times now with same problem. The powersteering unit and fluid have been flushed. We have tried using different part suppli...
1999 Saturn SC2 1.9L No Start VIN: 1G8ZH127XX
I have a 99 Saturn here that is a no start. I have good spark, fuel pressure ok, but no injector pulse. No codes other than what I intiated when the fuel injectors where dis-connected. I believe I have a bad PCM, not pulsing the ground side of injectors. I hav...
1999 Saturn SL1 1.9L speedometer, tach VIN: 1G8ZG5280X
Looking for some Saturn advice, I got this 1999 that when you turn the key in the on position the tach needle and sometimes the speedo needle vibrate. When you shut the engine off the tach will continue to vibrate for about 5 seconds. Once you drive for a few ...
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L radiator VIN: 4S3BH6654Y
car came in to ck.antifreeze level.was only good to +10 deg.radiator was drained and refilled with 1 gal.straight anti. coolant circulated and now good to -40.(car had no coolant problems before coming in). sent cust.on his way only to be called next day with ...
1987 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L Failed Emissions
Vehicle came in as emissions failure, very stock very nice. AIR system is not operational. Something that controls the management valve is malfunctioning causing no air injection. The problem is I can locate no repair or system strategy information for this ve...
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)
2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L climate control VIN: JTEGF21A01
Vehicle came in complaining of not switching to a/c. Looking at the blend door actuator motor arm, the motor would move back and forth and not fully sweep. Removed motor and door was free and motor moved free also when changed at the control head. You can push...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L headlights
The vin is [...]. For some reason this system didn't reconize it. This vehicle is constantly blowing headlight bulbs. About one a month. I've checked power and grounds and the charging system and all is good. Curious if anyone has found a fix. Than...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L abs VIN: WVWMA23BOY
Hi everybody,i need help with a passat abs system, i hooked up our modis diagnostic computer recieved a couple codes P1649 and P1848 the P1649 is a Data Bus missing message abs-ecu i realy dont know were to start with this, i realy apreciate any help i could g...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA23BOY
this car had code p0422 was check by different shop.customer requested to me replaced o2 sensor after cat. this was done a month ago clear code. there was no light till three weeks. after three weeks ckeck engine light on again. check and found same code. car ... Trouble codes: P0422
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L #3 solenoid VIN: 3VWSS29M51
Vehicle was in a wreck...body shop brought to us to replace transmission fluid. Vehicle goes into limp when it wants to and sets code 262 #3 solenoid open. We tested and replaced the ribbon cable that goes to the solenoids due to bleed through. The new ribbon ...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L airbag light VIN: 3VWSE69MXM
Dear VW friends, We replaced all faulty SRS parts and the airbag control module, therefore we have to CODE the new control module. Our Bentley CD goes only til 2003 and therefore I can not find the correct coding #. -) E-bahn -) Jetta 1999 -2003 -) Body -) ...

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1990 BMW 535i 3.5L powertrain VIN: WBAHD2316L
The car is fixed. I'm sorry it took so long to respond, but the head gasket failed and required replacement before the vibration was addressed. The fix was a new driveshaft. The driveshaft has three joints, a rubber flex disk in the front, a u-joint in the m...
1996 BMW 750iL 5.4L Surge VIN: WBAGK2329T
i had to return the car to customer no fix replaced all the brains in the car the battery the alternator no fix no charge my policy expensive lesson on a 750 merry christmas
1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L compressor VIN: 1G4GD2213S
Hello everyone, I recieved many replies stating it is a faulty low pressure switch. My customer is bringing it back after the Holidays. Thanks, Steve
1996 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L coolant leak VIN: 1G6KY5298T
I think Eric from Texas has this guessed right In which the engine block Is porous In this area of the block. I have never seen this before but It does seem to come from the middle part of the front of the block under the exhaust manifolds and frt. engine moun...
1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2GCEC19K1K
thanks to all who replied. we just got this truck back a couple of days ago the customer needed it back for a while. we finally came to the conclusion that there could not really be any other possibility for our extremely rich condition and high idle as well. ... Trouble codes: 24 (vss circuit problem), 43 (esc circuit), 45 (system rich).
1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 2G1FP22P25
i saved a lot of time by taking it out the bottom as stated not a hard job at all
1996 Chevrolet Corsica 2.2L heater VIN: 1G1LD5546T
roy from arkansas, jerry from texas, rodney from texas, , paul from washington all hit it on the head. cant believe i didnt check this. i was very frustrated at piecing back together someones elses cob job and was fed up. i got vehicle back in today and dissas...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire
Thanks for the help guys, the valve spring wasnt broken as most suggested. I had an itermittent coil with a weak spark. Trucks gone and customers happy. Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire).
1998 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 7.4L intermittent no start, cranks good VIN: 1GTHK34J9W
Thanks everybody for the information. Removed the upper intake and found that 5 injectors for sure were leaking and some of them weren't even spraying. Replaced all 8 injectors and so far so good.
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1ND52J31
Well, were gonna call this a fix. Hopefully it wont come back again. Thanks to all who replied, there was plenty of good information there. Several of you suggested pcm reflash/replacment, did reflash and seemed to fix, for a little while. Even ordered pcm fro...
1994 Chrysler New Yorker 3.5L code 21 VIN: 2C3ED46F7R
Thanks to all that helped. All connectors were cleaned and adjusted again with the results being that we still had erratic readings. We replaced the TCM with a factory remanufactored unit. All erratic readings went away and have test driven the vehicle for thr...
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L engine VIN: 1C3EJ56H5S
I recieved many offers of advice, almost all of you said that I must replace both the BCM and the PCM at the same time. There were a few other ideas which I tried to no avail. Customer is not prepared to bear expense of the computers at this time. He wants to ...
2000 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1C4GP64LOY
Thanks to all that replied this vehicle had a bad crank sensor from the aftermarket. Installed a oem sensor from dealer and vehicle is fixed.
1992 Dodge Ram 50 2.4L Misfire VIN: JB7FL29W1N
valve guides came out of #2 cylinder, head was damaged. installed new head.
1994 Dodge Stealth 3.0L High Idle VIN: JB3AM44H9R
Thanks for all the replies, As it is not easy trying to fix a car on the weekend without the proper tools and equipment. The fix was to replace the IAC. All is well now.
1999 Dodge Intrepid 3.2L No Start VIN: 2B3HD5658X
Hello all, special thanks to Burt, Duane and Gary for taking the time to help. Nothing I could do would ever make this vehicle communicate with my DRBIII. There is serial communication present on the data bus as viewed with a lab scope, so I believe this was s... Trouble codes: 1685 (incorrect message from sentry key immobilizer module).
2001 Dodge Durango 5.9L compression #5 VIN: 1B4H528271
Thanks to many responses for this problem, I discovered that the valve spring on intake number 5 cylinder was broken. Replaced spring and all is well. The vehicle didn't make the popping sound usually accompanying such a problem when you accelerate. One tech h...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTCR10A4R
Thanks very much to all who replied to this request. especially Jamie [...] who hit the nail on the head. What we found was during cranking battery voltage was droping to 9.0 volts. Which is not really enough to power up the fuel pump, ecm etc. That took car...
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 4.9L Cuts out VIN: 1FTJE34Y0R
I recieved various replies to this van I instaled a new ignition control module from ford and also ran a new ground to it.I can not road test this van because it has no plates but it has been running in the shop with out dying out and before it would only run ...
1994 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Misfire
thanks alot to all who replied. As alot of you mentioned but i didnt, we did check plugs and gap they were motorcraft platinum and gapped correctly, and they even ohmed out good. but wescrewed in a new set anyway. Lo and behold the problem is gone now. this is...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Heating VIN: 1FTEX15YXS
It looks like another heater core might do it. He flushed it again and it got a little better, So another heater core will be installed. Must be a lot of junk in the system.
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L shift VIN: 1FDKF30F2T
We replaced the IVS which comes with the pedal assembly and that fixed the problem. Thank you for your replies.
1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP53SXT
I finally had this vehicle long enough for it to be a no start for me. It was the crank sensor. A couple of guys were right on the money. It would go open around -10c or colder. would be ok if block heater plugged in and engine warmed up some( heat soaked the ...
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Pump over run VIN: 1HGCB7670N
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I recieved numorous replies and most stated that a pump and accumulator were in order and the abs unit itself for the external leakage. The customer opted not to perform repiars and trade it off. Ron
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L srs light stays on VIN: JHLRD78802
well i installed the new srs computer however the light remained on so i decided to take off the driver side air bag in the steering wheel and guess what wrong air bag mount but has the wrong plug for the air bag so i ordered the air bag at a cost of 850 from ...
1994 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L 1-2 and2-3 Shifts VIN: JACDH58W6R
Hi All: Got the Isuzu in the shop, did line pressure tests, all was well. Took the vehicle for one more road test and decided it was definitely time to dive in and take a look. What I found was a basically worn out unit from end to end with the 2nd clutches be...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L ignition lock VIN: 1J4HGW58S9
.Thanks to everyone who responded. Most replies said to tap on the end of the key while turning the key. It worked after a couple of tries. I copied a reply which seems to sum it all up. (Seems the factory used too much grease in the cylinder assembly, which...
1996 Kia Sephia GS 1.6L No Start VIN: KNAFA1258T
As I stated in the update, I found a 12V short to the ground return for the sensors, traced this to the rear harness, traced rear harness and found ECM main 12V (white/red) wire shorted to Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor return (black/green) wire. They were shorted ...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L trailer hitch VIN: WDB1070461
Thanks to the 6 members that responded. There is some very good information. We will pass this on to the coustomer. Jose
1992 Mercedes-Benz 600SEL 6.0L ads VIN: WDBGA57EIN
the customer had to pick the veh up because there other veh developed a more pressing problem,we are going to wait until we get another veh in w/ads for ' a parts doner car' we suspect the ads control unit-but not 100% sure-will add any usefull info when we wo...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L dash lights VIN: 4JGAB54E5Y
Found the dimmer switch,is part of the trip meter. Thanks for all your help. Put this one in the easy fix column.
1994 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L hard start cold VIN: 4M2DV11W2R
Thanks to David and Rusty [...] for pointing me to engine control fuse in i/p fuse box.Found that fuse was moved down one spot.Moved back up one spot and let vehicle sit until morning and it started fine.Found out that coustomers father had movedfuse while ...
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Well,it has been 7 days plus,and Grandpa hasn't called! Thanks to all replies,all were correct.The fix was to replace all 6 ignition coils.Apparently,(as I tried to do...)you can't isolate and replace 1 coil at a time based on misfire data. If you do,IE;#2 mis... Trouble codes: P1320.
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L starter VIN: 1G2NE52M2V
Thanks to everyone that replied. I had to replace the battery, starter, and ignitions switch, yes, all three were bad. SP tks to Craig@dcauto, Ray@boyleauto. and Steve@kasloauto. Everyone should remember that some times there is more than one problem, and to c...
1987 Porsche 944 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WPOAA2956H
thank you guys very much for all the replys. the problem end up being simpler than what I thought : a defective ignition wire (from a brand new set!!!) sparking to ground. never trust a new part!!
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WPOAA2990X
Dear Friends, car went for now in winterstorage. Yes, we checked the little oil breather hose at the rear of the engine and we also smoked the engine and could not find any vaccum leaks. Thanks for all your replies and as soon I find out what the Cycle Flag me...
1986 Toyota Cressida Luxury 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT2MX73E9G
Customer pulled the job we cleaned the cts contacts as she left and did not have time to recheck or continue the testing. thank you all four your help Trouble codes: 21 (o2s).
2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF13C2Y
hi guys! to majority of who replied to my request this car is down the road after, two rounds of fuel injection cleaning & also time. anyway most of you guys were right of engine sludge. this vehicle is very neglected inside and out. thank you & merry x-mas 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
As it turns out the ECU chip the customer put in was the problem. He removed it and all is right. Thanks to everyone
1986 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1FX8847G
thanks to all who responded to my post regarding the 86 volvo. most of you guessed it correcctly. it turned out to be the hall effect switch inside the distributer. replaced with a reman and the volvo lives again. i tested voltage on the coax connector going t...
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