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1988 Audi 5000 S 2.3L wont run over 1,000 VIN: WAUFC0441J
Vehicle starts and runs ok when first started. After approx. 3 miles,[3-4 minutes] vehicle will not run over 1,000 rpm.. It will rev up and run ok when I unplug the 2 wire connector to fuel distributor . I have verified good electrical connection's at fuse blo...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAV33411
There is no noticeable stumble or engine malfunction other than the Check Engine Light comes on and a slight deterioration in fuel mileage. Watching the Snap-on scan tool (with BMW software), the values shown are stable and do not seem to go out of parameters.... Trouble codes: P0369 (Camshaft Position Sensor Exhaust Alignment Sensor B bank 1)
1990 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G4CW54Z7L
Hello and Happy Holidays guys! This is a Christmas present for myself, to get this car fixed. Customer contacted me about vehicle and complained that they had it at several shops for poor driveability, stalls after short distance of driving when coming to a... Trouble codes: 22 (Unknown - Possible TPS volts too high), 42 (Unknown- Possible Mass airflow circuit)
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 ...
1997 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Cooling sys. VIN: 1G6KS52Y9V
This Cadillac wants to overheat after going up a small mountain. The owner states that as he crests the top the car will overheat a coolant will come out the overflow. He says he waits till it cools, tops off the cooling system & it's fine the rest of the trip...
1993 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation VIN: 1GCHK34K5P
1st start of the day, truck starts and idles fine. When you give a little throttle to back out of the drive, it will hesitate/lay down. If you goose it or let up on the throttle and let it idle it is fine. Problem goes away after vehicle has run for a few minu...
1993 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L Master Cylinder VIN: 3G1JC1144P
Hi Group: Need to pick a few brains. Customer complains brake pedal hits rhe floor. This has happened a few times in the last few days. I'll start from the begining. Car came for noisy brakes. Replaced rotors, pads, drums , shoes and both e brake cables. No pr...
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)
1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G1MN52MOT
no codes, cranks strong, if you pull ignition wire off to check for spark engine starts up and will run fine once removed wire is re installed. Could this be from lean condition on start up ?
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Reverse VIN: 1GNDT13W7T
Customer states no warning to this problem, Went to back out of garage and no reverse, just a wining noise not loud. Trans fluid is a little burned but not to bad, and level is full. Is very harsh when put into drive and a harsh up shift 1-2,2-3 and check eng...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3G1JC1243T
I have a fuel problem with a 2.2l. On the scan tool the engine load at idle is 39% which I know it is way off. Checked for intake and exhaust blockage found non. Engine bogges and will not open up. Don compression test found all cly. ok. Customer said it happe... Trouble codes: 172 (rich condition)
1996 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L 4wd VIN: 1GCDT14X0T
The 4wd engagement is the problem with this vehicle. The cable moves the pin but there is a problem with the engagement. At any speed the gears at the front diff grind when attempting to go into 4wd. You have to be in park or neutral to engage the front differ...
1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1GNEL19W6V
I'm missing something obvious here, please tell me what it is; Here's the condensed story... vehicle came to us with coolant in the #5 cylinder, pulled the head and found a large crack in the cylinder wall. Now has a NEW 4.3 GM engine and has an irritating sur...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEK18RXX
iatn menbers i have a 99 chevy tahoe with missfire on #3&4 clys #4 cly having the most missfire.only occures under heavy throttle.rpm@3200 speed above 70 mph will missfire all the time wile throting.this is what i have done to the tahoe i have done conplete tu... Trouble codes: 303, 304 (missfire)
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Accessories VIN: 1GNDT13W61
2001 blazer that intermittent will not start. cranks fine. we found that the scanner will not communication with vehicle when this happens,no shift indicator. headlite will come on by them self intermittently. if you disconnect battery, reconnect in a few hour...
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L headlights VIN: 1G1JC52472
This problem is intermittent, left side headlamp will be dim and right side normal. Daytime running lights inop when problem is there. Customer says he hits dash and lights come back on? (intermittently). When I pulled the daytime running light relay out and r...
2000 Daewoo Nubira CDX 2.0L steering column VIN: KLAJB82Z3Y
This customer is concerned about a scraping noise while turning the steering wheel. It appears to be in the column, possibly the clockspring. There is no warning light on the dash. I can't find any TSB's or recalls, and this car has very low mileage. There is ...
1995 Dodge Neon 2.0L Misfire VIN: 1P3ES67C5S
vehicle has a misfire on what seems to be no.1 cyl... but pcm will not acknoledge misfire until no 1 injector is unplugged... the miss occurs at random, not consistant with temperature at all... spark plugs and wires have been attempted and the coil pack as we...
1998 Dodge Ram 3500 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 ...
1987 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 2FTDFI5N7H
please help.w/spout disconnected,injector pulse & spark are present.vehicle starts. disconnect spout,no start.no spark.no injector pulse.
1992 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Injectors
I was hoping that all you ford guys would be able to help me out. I'm working on a 92 ford taurus sho 3.0dohc engine and need to reseal the injectors. I tried to get the seals and or seal kit from our local ford dealer. They said the seals were no longer avail...
1992 Ford 8000 Cabover 7.8L converter VIN: 1FDYH85A2N
Stuck in the middle and trying to find out what the torqeconverter stall rpm should be with a 6 cylinder deisel turbo ford, alison trany. The hydralics on this unit are not working at the lower rpms [1200]. Had the trany done last summer [due to total failure]...
1996 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L fuel in coolant
after 20 mile drive diesel fuel found in coolant resevoir, approximately 2 cups each drive, not a diesel tech in shop, looking for ideas
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 6.8L Piston & plug VIN: 1FDXE47S6X
Would like to know if there are any TSB concerning carbon build up in the 6.8L engines? If not thank you very much.
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L drive shift VIN: 2FMZA5142X
When shifting from neutral to drive, or drive to neutral a harsh clunk is felt. But when shifted to reverse from neutral it is smooth. The engine rpms go from 850 in neutral to 700 to in drive or reverse.
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5324Y
Well here it is, This vehicle came in with a c.e.l., found code po402 excessive e.g.r. flow and po174b bank 2 too lean. found ruptured p.c.v. hose. replaced hose and valve. cleared codes. car was gone for 2-3 weeks. cust returned with c.e.l. and idle surge. w... Trouble codes: P0402
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTRX17W4Y
This vehicle runs perfect except once in a great while (happened 2 times with customer driving when I was with him and once with me) the engine will hesitate when accelerating from a stop and has actually died. It will surge severly sometimes when this happens...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMZU77E81
Hi all got a stumper here cold start this truck fires up fine runs for 10 sec then stumblels sumtimes will stall but most times it will just hunt up & down almost stalling after about 1 min it smothes out runs fine for the rest of the day no codes in system we...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Stall VIN: 1FMRU15W31
Hey there folks, hoping someone has been here before. Our customer states that while stoped on an incline the vehicle will stall, when the vehicle is rolled back to a flat area it will start up just fine. This occurs with as much as 1/4 tank of fuel showing on...
2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L Windows, Door Lock VIN: 1GKDT13S12
Nothing in the passenger door works! Power window, Door locks, power mirror. Checked for BCM codes with Tech 2, scanner says " no communication" for Passenger door module! Driver's door module does communicate! No codes for that module. Everythings works ok fo...
1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ6572W
Vehicle originally was towed in because it stalled out while driving after lights went dim. Upon testing the charging system, previous tech said there was no output from the alternator. Installed a reman. alternator. System is now charging off idle, but the mi... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst efficiency insufficient bank1)
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...
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...
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...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Engine Timin VIN: IJ4GW68N4X
Hi everybody, after replacing two bad pistons for this car i cannot reposition the timing chain correct, it has two overhead camshaft, can somebody help me on this please. Best regards.
1996 Kia Sportage 2.0L Electronic VIN: KNDJA723XV
I need help with this sportage. It can in from a car lot with no upshift. The car came from a auto auction and had several thing removed. the transmission control unit was one of them. The trouble I am having is I can't find the connector that fits it. We got ...
1996 Mazda Millenia 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2216T
We installed the used ECM and the same code returned 1 day later. In performing the diagnostics, it leads us to ECM replacement. I find it hard to believe 2 ECM's could have the exact same problem. Independently powering the purge solenoid showed it works and ... Trouble codes: P0443 (evaporative purge solenoid problem)
1997 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22D9V
The problem I am having is the engine is runnig lean on and off idle speed, the engine hesitates under aload, plus surging and stalling at idle. When it acts up o2 signal is .OO1v STFT 25+. DTC PO171 lean Bank 1 ,po172 lean Bank 2, p1195 EGR Boost sensor circu...
1997 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Alt Belt VIN: JM1BC1418V
Original Problem was a belt noise. Customer stated that the alt belt was replaced 9 months prior. upon inspection we found the alt belt damaged (chewed up) and the power steering belt was old so we replaced them both. One week later customer returned complain...
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Cyl head VIN: JM3LW28G9Y
Am going to pull the left cylinder head to fix low compression and need to know if head bolts are a must on this job! Also does anyone know the valve stem diameter for this thing ? Thanks in advance for the info. Merry Christmas, Kenny
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L compresion VIN: WDBDA28DXN
We performed a valve job; cam broke a few days later. We had installed tensioned wrong and one of the rails missed the retaining pin, replaced cam and related parts as needed. NOW we have no compression on 2 cylinders, when we remove rocker assembly we can see...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Rear Defroster VIN: WDBHA22E5T
Rear defroster is inop all the time. Switch is integrated into the a/c controller. Yellow led for rear defroster flashes very briefly when key is turned on, but doesnt come on when pushing button and the back glass does not get warm. Simple circuit really. Has...
1996 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L engine VIN: IMELM65LIV
Hi Folks,got a mystique here with a problem,came in with the complaint of overheating.Customer had the waterpump replaced,drove a few hundred miles and that was when the problem showed up.He removed the t-stat,and when that didnt work he brought it to me.I sco...
1985 Nissan Maxima GL 3.0L a/c control switch VIN: JN1HU11S2F
Hello Nissan people...I hate to bother you with something that seems so meaningless,but I have an 85 Nissan Maxima a/c inop and no power to a/c switch. If anyone could tell me what supplies power to the switch and what color wire it is I'd appreciate it...than...
1991 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Brougham 3.8L Transmission VIN: 1G3HY54C3M
The owner of this vehicle has been complaining of this problem for a year now. It's same old thing of it never acts up when we have it. I was wondering if someone out there could help us with this one. He tells us that as he is driving it acts as if the key is...
1997 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G2FV32P2V
worked on evap a few day's ago, po441. just got back from vacation ,this trans am had charcoal inside the evap sol and vac sw was missing (salvage title ).so i replaced the canister and vac sw and evap sol blew lines out with shop air .checked voltage at vac s... Trouble codes: P0441
1988 Toyota 4Runner DLX 2.4L Ignition timing VIN: JT4RN62D5J
We installed this engine because of oil consumption and cylinder head gasket was leaking coolant EXTERNALLY, after installing engine we went to set timing by jumping T & E1 connectors the Service Engine light will come on but timing will not change hot or cold...
2000 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBRT3813Y
VSS code returns after clearing codes as soon as you drive away. Scantool vehicle speed reading looks as though everything is just fine. Lab scoped signal at the pcm and it appears as a digital signal, but when the signal switches it does not pull down (or eve... Trouble codes: P0500 (vehicle speed sensor)
1992 Volkswagen EuroVan GL 2.5L Steering VIN: WV2KC0708N
Hi Gang Has anyone came across one of these for tie rod ends that don,t fit.we tried part # 701 419 811 b and 701 419 811c Dealer cant find proper part,and I know of this happening at another shop who ended up changing the spindals to accomidate the new tie...
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSC81H2R
Vehicle towed in had no start checked for spark, fuel pressure & injector pulse all good. Checked for codes had 00515 read All Data said to check timing belt. Checked markes belt was off 2 teeth. Replaced belt still would start. Found when you cycle ignition s... Trouble codes: 00515 (Cam circuit problem)
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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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUZL54BXY
The fix was to remove the intake manifold,seperate the housing halves of the manifold to gain access to the flaps and shafts and unbolt the arms from the shafts, use a two jaw puller to pull the bushings off the shafts, found the insides of the bushings corrod... Trouble codes: 16684 (Random/Multiple misfire detected), 16692 ([...] misfire detected), 16537 (O2 [...] 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).
1991 BMW 750iL 5.0L transmission VIN: WBAGC82010
G'day everyone, Sorry it's taken so long to get this fix posted, you all know what the Christmas rush is like! The fault with this vehicle turned out to be twofold. Firstly after locating the transmission ECU which is up inside the base of the 'A' pillar, we c...
1990 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Electronic VIN: 2GCFK29K2L
First of all, thanks to John, Dave, and Clyde for the help on this one. The problem with this vehicle, however, was incorrect control head had been installed. The owner of this vehicle has only had it 6 months and did not know the history of vehicle, but appar...
1996 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L air bag VIN: 1G1YY22P5T
sorry for the late closing,had to order module.after replacement began getting intermitten code 24.sent to dealer due to no load simulator to contue on.
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Fuel guage, Temp. Guage cluster lights VIN: 1GCDM19W9Y
Thanks everyone who replied. We tested the ingnition switch, checked all grounds, checked wires at the bulkhead with no success. We ended up sending it to the dealer who then in turn called us back saying they couldn't figure it out and if the could have more ...
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Gas Gauge VIN: 1GNEL19WXY
Thanks for the replies. It indeed turned out to be the fuel level sensor which is todays name for a fuel sending unit. It is in the gas tank attached to the fuel pump assembly. Relativly easy repair.
1995 Dodge Stratus 2.0L Stall VIN: 1B3EJ46X7S
After contacting the customer by phone, it appears that there was no exact cure, although I suspect carbon buildup was the fault. I had recommended when the vehicle first came in that the customer begin adding a can of fuel injector cleaner with each tank of f...
1996 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Charging VIN: 1BGMF36C6T
Hello all thanks to all that replied, found bad connection at crank sensor. thanks again everyone! Merry Christmas!
1998 Dodge Caravan 3.3L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P4GP44G4W
well its fixed I receved two replys that nailed it I continued working on it a did eventualy found it IF I would just rested over night the two replys would have saved my a lot of gref any way it was a bad wire splice FACTORY splice that had a bad conection th... Trouble codes: P0122, P1496.
2000 Dodge Durango 5.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1B4HR28Y5Y
Thanks for the help. It finally got cold enough to duplicate the problem. The cold idle command was there ,but the I.A.C. couldn,t respond fast enough when it was cold. A new I.A.C. was the fix.
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L starter VIN: 2B3HD46R8Y
Thankyou to everyone who replied.Replaced ignition switch problem is fixed.
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan EX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2B4GP7441R
As many suggested, it was a bad T.P.S.. I thought there would have to be a greater voltage variance to cause such a problem. Thanks for all the replies.
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.5L vss VIN: 1FALP65L5T
Local Mercury Dealership service advisor was cooperative about FS letter covering wire harness degradation of insulation on engine harness. Customer took to them, NOT the Ford dealer for warranty replacement of harness. All was well once replaced. Quite a labo...
1997 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FALP4448V
well guys thanks for the support and taking time to help. firstly i found out that a pats failure can infact let the vehicle start and then after one second shut down the injectors. as suggested i did the systems checks. checked power and grounds at pcm, data ... Trouble codes: U1451.
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L no communication with modules VIN: 2FMZA50401
Sorry guys, the customer took the vehicle and was suppose to return it and never did. I'm pretty sure it did indeed have damaged electrical somewhere, it's just a matter of finding it. Anyways, thanks to all who tried to help.
2000 GMC Yukon Denali 5.7L brake pedal VIN: 1GKEK13R8Y
to everyone that responded,'thanks'.unfortunetly i do not have a positive close here.all suggestions were considered despite how simple they may have been.we did check adjusters and the abs pins. as we do not have a tech2 yet,we decided to send this one to the...
1989 Honda Prelude 2.0 S 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMBA41400
Thanks for the many reponses. I'm ashamed to admit I led you astray by saying there was no LED on the ECU. On more careful inspection we found a lens in the edge of the ECU through which the LED could be viewed. There is a viewing cutout in the floor cover pan...
1996 Honda Accord Value Package 2.2L rt. frt. strut area VIN: 1HGCD5693T
SORRY for the LONG DELAY. Finally got the car into the shop, on the alignment rack where I could raise the car and still have the suspension loaded. My initial inspection showed me that nothing was 'loose' or in danger of causing an accident but rather an anno...
1994 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1244R
Thanks to all that helped, their are to many to name. It was bad oxygen sensor. I replaced sensor and cleared codes and all is well. It seamed simple at first (o2 code usually means o2 sensor) but then I saw many tech mails about the maf sensor connections, so... Trouble codes: 44 (left oxygen sensor).
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: JM1TA22135
Well, i waited until i was pretty sure this was fixed before posting a fix.Terry from Missouri hit it on the head the closest.Although most indicated the problem to be distributor related.I installed a factory new dist.from Mazda as per Terry's suggestion.I ca...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WDBDA29D9P
HI Thanks to all who replied. As many suggested I replaced the coil,cap and rotor. All seems to be well now.
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L No Start
First i would like to thank everyone that offered up suggestions, they were very helpful. Well i fianlly broke down and had the dealer install a computer and immoblizer and sure enough that fixed it. we still have no idea how the computer got fried but i can t...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L Stall VIN: JA4MW51R31
Special thanks to [...] who both informed me that cleaning those throttle plates with the IAC installed will wash the insulation off the coil windings & short out the IAC. Michael also mentioned the possibility of this damaging the ...
2002 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L cooling fan VIN: JA3AJ86E12
i apreciate all the info you guys send. i couldn`t find the little control box mounted on the radiators.it`s a black box with 3 connectors; it was missing. i bought it from the dealer and followed the dyagram you sent. thanks alot กกก
1987 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, LACK POWER VIN: JN8HD16Y4H
got some helpfull hints - but still could not get to run correct - will now run and drive but still very rich - thank to all who took the time to try and help
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L hard start VIN: JN1CA21D9X
Hi gang thanks for all of the responses. Some of the responses indicated that there could be a problem with the idle circuit. When it's not acting up I can get it started with the TPS disconnected and the minimum idle speed is spec. the throttle bore is nice a... Trouble codes: P0325.
1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L Speedometer VIN: YS3DD58B4T
Thanks to all who replied. Special thanks to the two guys who told me about the abs controllers going bad. The speedometer gets its signal from the left rear speed sensor via the abs controller. After taking ohm readings and ac voltage signals from left rear s...
2002 Saturn Vue 3.0L MIL Lamp on, lean code VIN: 5GZCZ63B12
followed Bulletin No.: 02-06-01-016A. all is well. have access to gm bulletins but could not find it. thanks to all who responded and for reminding me that all-data also has a bulletin search platform. Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1990 Subaru Loyale 1.8L Misfire
Recomendations: Use top end cleaner, Check for vac leaks, Check cam timing. And one person said Cat converter. This vehicle has not come back yet, and if it does im going to charge him extra to check cam timing
2001 Toyota Echo 1.5L valve clatter, ping VIN: JTDBT12311
Thanks techs for your help. However the car has not returned yet to resolve the problem so I have to close the post. Suggestions were to look for valve cover oil baffle broken, timing tensioner shot, Mass air flow sensor, valve adjustment, exhaust leak, or bro...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA81H7T
thanks for the responces- most responces were to check for proper spark plugs - car had factory bosch plugs installed- then check for missfire at plug wires and dist. cap and spray with wires and coil with water all ok new bosch plug wires and bosch dist. cap ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302.
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L electric windows and door locks VIN: 3VWCA21C6X
Well guys I've checked both the doors for chafed wires and any broken connections. none were found. I found and disconnected the comfort module and waited for 30 minutes. The windows still didn't function properly, but the radio now works. I am gong to condem ...
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