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1997 Acura CL 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire
Greetings to all Acura techs. I have a strange one here. This 2.2 came in with a Po301 cylinder misfire code and running poorly. Of course the first thing I did was cap,rotor, wires and plugs. Same problem, next I replaced the Injector for the cylinder with no...
1988 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAD230XJ
very intermittent,customer states that vehicle floods at times with low power and "check engine" light will come on and off. i have drove vehicle several days with no problem. can i pull codes on this vehicle
1995 BMW 318i 1.8L No Start VIN: 4USCC732XS
Looking for some insight on this 318i, car floods out very easily on startup, will soak the plugs immediatly on cold startup, have very good spark output on all 4 cylinders, compression is 150 on all 4 also, 48lbs cranking fuel pressure, no stored ecm codes, I...
1994 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1G4NV55M4R
Goodmorning all! I have this Buick that will start and run for about 5 to 10 seconds and than die. If you pump the accelerator rapidly, after it starts it will continue to run but if you hold it open steady it will eventually die. I have swapped out the MAP, O...
1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G6KY549XX
Greetings fellow techranics and mechnicians. Most of the hair of this vehicle owner (a technician) has been removed over this one. Randomly, vehicle will stall (cut out). Instrument cluster goes black for about 5 seconds and then it will restart and run fine f...
2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L No Start VIN: 1G6KD54Y71
car purchased at auction came in apart put all components back on car check all fuses good have no power at aldl connectors no codes retrieved yet have good battery and grounds power out of ignition switch... can i get a place to start... please help...
1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GNDT13W3R
Here is a good one guys. I'm helping a friend with this. Sometimes this thing runs great, sometimes falls on it's face. It's got a new fuel injector in it. Fuel pressure drops before the injector to approximately 40 PSI. My guess is a problem with fuel deliver...
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...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Fuse #2 VIN: 1GNDT13W5V
Vehicle will kill a battery after a day. Check for power draw after battery replaced. With my DVOM in between battery cable & positive post on battery I have 172ma draw with doors shut, key off & no visible lights on. If I remove the #2 fuse, draw goes to 9ma....
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)
2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L low coolant indicato VIN: 2G1WH55K31
Hi all, The low coolant indicator came on in this car the other day. The coolant is full. I looked for a sensor, but could not find one in the radiator--In fact, you can't even see the radiator tanks from either the top or the bottom of the car. Does anyone k...
1991 Dodge Stealth R/T Turbo 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JB3XE74C6M
At start up when cold engine will idle but will not take throttle, Backfires & pops. After Warms up car will perform perfectly.
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP54L1T
Car came in MIL on- no other complaint. MIL set on long downhill grade. Scanned, P0300- freeze frame inconclusive. Cleared DTC and test drove- could not reset P0300. Customer set MIL and returned. Used Modis and OTC- discovered we could set light on light thro... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random multiple misfire)
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Stall, Misfire VIN: 3B7KF2366X
This has been an ongoing problem with this vehicle for about a year now. Likes to stall when hot and shifting from reverse to drive as when plowing snow. Slight engine miss under light load like trying to maintain speed. If you accelerate harder it seems to go...
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 5.7L temp gauge
Hi, this 03 dodge truck with the hemi engine seems to have an air lock in the cooling system? when the engine is started the gauge slowly climbs to full hot position and the check gauges light comes on.this happens once, then the coolant in the reservoir drops...
1992 Eagle Talon 2.0L No Start, idle surge VIN: 4E3CS44RXN
Hello, This 1992 Talon came in as a no start. The customer stated that he had been having a severe idle surge problem prior to the no start. Our check out revealed a badly damaged engine control computer. It appears as if one of the electrolytic capasitors ma...
1992 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L lack of power VIN: 1FMCU24X3N
I am experiencing a lack of power problem on a 4.0L explorer. The customer is complaining about not being able to exceed 85km on an uphill grade. There are no codes present and data seems to all look normal. I checked base timing, it was at 10. This is a DIS s...
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTDF15N5N
Hello everyone and happy holidays, I have this Ford F-150 that will just not start. Customer went out in the morning and it would'nt start. Thought maybe just frozen gas line so had it towed to us. This is not the case. Checked for spark - ok. Fuel pressure a...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Left front engine - dripping where exchaust manifo VIN: 1FTJW36F1S
Hello all I am working on this unit and am stumbled on the nature of this oil leak. Has any one seen oil leaking from the L/Side exchaust manifold at the front portion where it press fits to engine housing and oil is leaking in fast drips out of this fit. Cann...
1996 Ford Mustang 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1FALP4444T
Tested cam sensor seems to be ok at this time nice square wave..Tested crank sensor at warm idle 1.5-2 volts AC and nice looking wave form. Found #6 cyl not firing injector..jumped the gun tried an injector no difference...Went to pcm tested power and grounds....
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Timing chain? VIN: 1FMZU34E1W
Hello all, I need my memory refresh about these engine, this engine is making noise when cold only, knocking noise, then goes away, i thought it has something to do with the timing chain tensioner &/or guides, she had thought this was done once already, but sh...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L eng VIN: 1FTRX18L8X
customer complains of oil consumption like a quart in 200 to 400 miles no signs of leaks after head gaskt replaced no smoke runs good not fouling plugs anyone have this problem i could use some help great site thanks in advance
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L head gasket VIN: 1FMRU1864X
Happy Holidays All,This Expedition has a head gasket leak at the right rear head.I have gonr through the archives and have found that this is a very common and somewhat tricky repair.I have read the bulletins and will follow them to the letter.My main question...
2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L rear wheel sensors VIN: 1FAFP3836Y
Thanks for the help in advance, I have this focus that i can't get any reference from the two rear wheel speed sensors. I've gone through the ford flow chart witch isn't much on helping. I went through complete harness and found right rear connector bad so i r...
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L hub assemble
try tighten up the axle nut did not help.this is the second time i replace the hub assemble.thanks for you help
2001 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 6.8L No Start VIN: 1FDEXE45S7
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...
1988 Honda Prelude 2.0 Si 4WS 2.0L No Start VIN: JHMBA4144J
Hello. I am a Ford suspension tech. I was talked into doing this job by my sister. A year an a half ago this car broke the timing belt while on the highway. It bent afew valves and punched a hole in a piston. The owner started to pull the motor himself then ra...
1991 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L instrument cluster gauge lighting VIN: SAJKY1746M
gauges stay lit in instrument cluster, key on or off.
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L battery drain VIN: 1J4EX58S5T
Need a little help, I have a Jeep with draining the battery down overnight. Found that i have a problem that is dealing with the #7 fuse that control several thing,BCM, Power amp. believe for radio, auto headlamp/light sensor/VTSS led, instrument cluster, data...
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L suspension VIN: 1J4GL48K72
This vehicle came in with a noise that was especially noticeable at slow speeds. When we drove the vehicle around our lot it sounded exactly like bad sway bar links. The links seemed tight during the inspection but we have seen many of these on the Grand Chero...
2001 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Air Suspension VIN: SALPM164X1
The Air Suspension (EAS) is stuck in regular driving position , all red diodes ON , "EAS Faulty" display on instrument cluster. System did not loose the air pressure. I had this car 3,000 miles ago with the same symptoms. With Autologic I had following message...
1990 Mazda B2600 LE-5 2.6L No Start VIN: JM2UF3148L
cust installed new cap ,rotor,wires, coil and plugs. After some testing, the dist had good voltage and ground, the coil had power to it. So with the miles on it I recommended a reman dist, [quite pricey]. still no spark I checked for tsb's and did not find an ... Trouble codes: 3 (no dist ng voltage)
2003 Mazda Protege Mazdaspeed 2.0L Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JM1BJ227X3
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...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Footwell Actuator VIN: WDBRF64JJ9
Greetings to all! I am in need of information in regards to synchronizing the footwell air flap actuator after replacement. If anyone has info in this procedure , and if can be done without specialized equipment. I would greatly appreciate any and/or all help....
1996 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L OD light flashes VIN: 1MELM6537T
Hi everyone. This 96 Mystique with a CD4E, OD light flashes in dash and trans keeps setting a P0715 turbine speed sensor(TSS) circuit failure code. When first tested, I checked resistance from the ECU connector at the passenger outside firewall behind the righ...
1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N4BU31D1V
Try to make this short. Car was towed in on 12/21/04. Stalled and would not restart. Morning of 12/22/04 I came in started car just fine. Though it may be fuel pump getting hot so I let it run. Found coil and plug wires(cheap set of wires)not making good conta... Trouble codes: P0335
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L HVAC & engine VIN: JN1CA31A5Y
Engine is only reaching 130 degrees f. This is because the cooling fan is coming on as soon as you turn the heater on. We have disconnected the cooling fan activated by the HVAC system and engine will get to temp and the cooling fan will come on when needed. T...
1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme S 3.1L Interior Lights VIN: 1G3WH55M2R
The interior lights will not turn on unless you have the key in the ignition and the key turned on. Vehilce also ahs a draw on the battery. Traced the draw down to the #13 fuse ELEC circut, which runs the interior lights and a few other things. We see nothing ...
1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L Stall VIN: 1G3AG53MOR
Hi fellow tecs.This car will stall at a decel from 60 km per hour when almost stoped.Driving slower and it will be ok.The coustmer told me today that it dose it with less than 1/2 tank of gas a lot more.In the shop it works great and when driving.Will do it co...
1997 Peugeot 406 2.0L Starting VIN: VF38BRFVE8
This vehicle is hard to start a lot of the time and at other times it is ok. Has had plugs and a CTS. It has also been to two main dealers who say there are no codes and the car is 100%. Obviously it isn't as the owner keeps coming back with it in the hope tha...
1996 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L reverse VIN: 2P4FP2532T
Hello. I have a 1996 Plymouth Voyager with a 3 speed automatic that won't shift into reverse when it is cold. All of the other gears work ok. Will shift into reverse when it warms up and when it shifts into reverse there is a harsh engagement when it is cold. ...
1993 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GMDV08L9D
This one is a wiring nightmare. My brother inlaw bought this one not running even after i told him not to! Replaced ignition module ran great for 2 months. It started to not shift with cel on intermently.Then the other day it quit. I got it and it started and ... Trouble codes: 17 (crank signal shorted), 18 (crank signal open/no signal), 42 (electronic spark timing problum), 56 (qdm 2problem)
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G2WP52K7W
The complaint was car stalling just like before.We had replaced a crank sensor a bout 6k miles ago.Checked codes,none,let engine warm up.Started to drive off when engine shuts off.Coast to side of road and try to restart.cranks no start but notice scanner says...
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 ...
1997 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 4T1BF1285V
hey guys, i'm having a problem with a '97 avalon with a 3.0 l engine that has a slight hesitation at around 55-60 mph. its not an egr problem, we disconnected the egr & replaced spark plugs, ignition wires & no.2/5 coil. if anybody would be able to help me wit...
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L extended crank VIN: WVWEF83A2T
Hey VW guys I have this passat that has extended crank before it will start it is fuel pressure related. When you shut it off fuel pressure drops to about 5psi right away then when you go to restart the fuel pump does not turn on until you start cranking. So t...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Gas in Diesel fuel VIN: 3VWRJO1H7V
Good day all tech., My question,in this diesel Jetta, is it grave or serious if the car run with about 2 litre of gas in the thank full of diesel fuel. I know if you have gas car with mix of diesel fuel its run but with white smoke come from tail pipe. I dont ...
1999 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0L Passages VIN: WVWDA31J7X
Found bad water pump due to plastic impeller damage (through thermostat opening). Upon removing old water pump found impeller had broken into pieces. Was able to retrieve about 50% of them. The others can't be seen or touched. Blowing backwards through the en...
1994 Volvo 940 2.3L Vaccuum Control VIN: YV1JS8313R
This Volvo looses air flow to the vents under accelaration. I have found that the double vaccuum bellows yellow line wont hold vaccuum. The line is good but the bellows is bad. Is there an easier way to replace this without removing the HVAC assembly. I also h...
2001 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SW58D61
Customer complains of "check engine" light but likely is confused with "Service" light. MIL is not on and car runs fine. With generic OBD II tool scanned both transmission & engine for stored or current faults: none. Being thorough I connected VADIS and scanne... Trouble codes: ECM48

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2000 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC68D7Y
The A4 is fixed! Most of you said to replace the Mass air flow sensor. My final conculsion was knowing what the Volumetric Efficiecy reading was and knowing what was acceptable. The old MAF volumetric efficeicy was 94% wich I also found out to be too low for a... Trouble codes: P1137 (bank 1 system rich).
1993 BMW 320i 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBACB131XP
Sorry for the late close. Installed new crank sensor and everything is o.k.Upon closer inspection of sensor i found that coolant had seeped in end of sensor and deteriorated wire insulation causing it to short at times.Thanks to all who responded.
1995 BMW 318is 1.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBABE5324S
WE plan to close this one for now, I am on vacation. Ecu got raosted and will haft to tow it to bmw for ecm. Thanks for all the help. It was my fisrt post. Art
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADD6322W
We removed the PC valve assembly and it was clogged and inoperable. We replaced and reset system, road tested and vehicle was running correctly. Customer picked vehicle up and had no concerns. The next day they washed the vehicle and when started the vehicle a... Trouble codes: 238 (Misfire cyl 1), 240 (Misfire cyl 3), 241 (Misfire cyl 4), 242 (Misfire cyl 5), 243 (Misfire cyl 6).
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6348Y
Thank you for the replies. A big thanks to Dana [...] for the in depth description of the LDP system operation. The second line of the description clued us in. 'Engine manifold vacuum enters the upper chamber of the LDP to lift up the spring loaded diaphragm.... Trouble codes: P1477 (Leakage diagnostic pump reed switch did not open).
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFA53571
Problem has not reoccured and code has not reset. Thanks for testing advice, hopefully it was a one time glitch. Trouble codes: P0492 (Secondary air injection system insuffecient flow bank 2), P0455 (Evap. emission system leak detected gross leak).
1995 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L ignition & injector pulses VIN: 1G4HR52L9S
Thanks for all the help. I had 20 replies to my troubled buick. Of the replies I had 2 fixes pertaining to security circuits, 6 fixes for computer replacement, 9 fixes for crank shaft sensor, 1 camshaft sensor & 2 wiring between computer & module. I replaced t...
1997 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Cooling sys. VIN: 1G6KS52Y9V
Found exhaust gasses present in the cooling system. From what I've found out about this engine, the head bolts pulling out seems to be a common problem. Recommended a replacement engine to the customer. Customer has decided to trade the car.
1987 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Engine Performance - hesitates / stalls when cold VIN: 1GNDM15Z2H
Thanks for all the replies. Many of the ideas I had tried with no improvement. Customer states that he has spent enough money for now on such an old vehicle. I summarized all the replies I received and gave to customer, he will try at his own pace and expense.
1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1GBL52W1TR
After reading all the info on testing the EGR valve i found i is a backpresure type and shouldnt open until there is enough pressure in the exhaust..the problem was it opened all the time..even at light acceleration. I tested the egr by applying vacum to the v...
1997 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GBKC34FBV
Four of you gave me information that helped me lead my diagnostics to a faulty injector pump. Replaced pump with a rebuilt one, truck now starts and no more driveability concerns. Thanks again and merry christmas Trouble codes: P1216 (Fuel solenoid response time to short).
1997 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCGC24F9V
sorry for the delay in closing - i have not been able to get a hold of customer for futher testing - i got ten reply`s - told how to check for proper prime pump pressure & flow - most said injector pump module on side of pump. when i get this truck back in and...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L top engine noise VIN: 1GNFK13R5X
As most or the responses stated, the intake gaskets were worn out. We check'd past history on this customer and found that we told him about his intake leaking 40,000 miles ago. Well we pulled intake and wa-lah! oil and coolant all over. Cleaned all areas up, ...
2000 Chevrolet K2500 7.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGK24J4Y
Thanks to the all the techs for their input. One did hit the problem on the head when he said check the map sensor. The map is the check for the egr flow, As little as 3kpa. off (scan data read) can cause a problem. The book says pull the upper intake plenum t... 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 Monte Carlo SS 3.8L Stall VIN: 2G1WX15K61
Well guys, thanks for the help on this problem child. What we did to fix this vehicle was to replace the post cat. convertor ho2 sensor and we also found fuel leaking out of the fuel pressure regulator, very,very small amount. Fuel pressure regulator was check...
1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Cuts out VIN: 2C3HE66G6X
Thanks to all who took the time to help. The drives side cam was one tooth advanced, which I think put the cam and crank sensor off syinc. Thank to those who posted over the weekend, for we fixed it Monday. I could not get back in to post. Problem with the 300...
1992 Dodge Stealth R/T Turbo 3.0L No Start VIN: JB3XE74C5N
thank you all who replied most posts said the problem is normal for this vehicle i did ck the injectors and coils and were ok customer supplied a ecm. pluged it in and it started up fine with no problems again thanks alot bill
1994 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L Oil gauge
I recieved several replies to my request, I would like to thank all those who offered help. Unfortunatley, the customer is in the military and got called back to Iraq. He will be bringing the vehicle back to us as soon as he returns (God willing). I will be co...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 3.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HC16X84
sorry it took so long but this vehicle never return for any additional diagnostic service. thanks for all the replies. Trouble codes: P0304 (misfire cylinder 4).
1976 Ford F-250 6.4L emissions diagrams VIN: F26YRB3025
We have repaired this vehicle.We ended up going to the state referee to assist us with the diagrams.He had less info. than we did although he remembered that the 76 ford f-250 camper special came with evap,egr,acl,& pcv.the 4bbl carb. was allowed with a carb e...
1992 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Injectors
Thanks to everyone that replied. I am going to give lindertech a try.
1992 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L seals VIN: 1FALP54Y6N
Thanks for the responce I did contact the injector company in indiinapolis thay think thay can help but thay also could not come up with any thing over the phone with the injector color & number we sent them so we will send the injectors to them and thay are c...
1992 Ford 8000 Cabover 7.8L converter VIN: 1FDYH85A2N
I recieved one email suggesting to get in contact with the allison manufaturer. I did and found the stall speed was good. They were helpfull and sent me information on unit and how it should work. Someone previously had disconnected the extenal solonoid to act...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FMDU34X1S
Thanks to everyone that replied. I need to give you some more info on this problem. When this vehicle came to our shop it had 2 fuel pumps replaced, 1 IAC motor replaced and the fuel system cleaned 2 times. I had no fuel pressure drop after setting and pressur...
1996 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L fuel in coolant
thanks for the help, injector copper sleeves are bad, customer decided to trade vehicle though.
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L 2-3 shift VIN: 2FTRX08L0W
thanks to Paul from Ohio who informed me that there were two different DTR sensor, each looking alike. I check the part # on the old one with the new and it was different but Ford said the one I had was a direct cross. We replaced the solenoid pack and tried a...
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJJA42C1Y
The exact definition for code p1229 is 'throttle motor control circuit malfunction' the exact problem on this car was a pin had pulled out of the plug that is located between the ecm and throttle motor. this plug is not in the mitchell wiring diagrm.special th... Trouble codes: P1229.
1998 Kia Sephia 1.8L Shift solenoid VIN: KNAFB1216W
This is an able to fix close but not able to get authorization to fix. Alex [...] was right on the money with his diagnosis of a shorted shift solenoid he sent me the diag and specs to confirm the problem. Since this is a auction car that was intended for r...
1998 Kia Sportage 2.0L lack of power VIN: KNDJA7231W
The crankshaft keyway was damaged and the crank appeared bent in the front. All though the timing marks lined up the car was about 30 degrees out of time. The customer had us put a used engine in. Thanks for the help.
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Valve Spring VIN: 1LNFM97Y2W
I did not fix this vehicle. The customer decided he wanted to try to fix it himself with no other testing done. The majority of you said to do an air leak down test, which if I would have been thinking I would have done before asking for help. The answers to m...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L noise from trunk VIN: WDBCA24D6M
the benz returned last week with an empty trunk.my tech rode with the custmer, but no noise at all that day. suspension and sway bar links all tight, the noise seems to be more previlant after long drives. it did it one time when i was in the car and it sounde...
1997 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MELM53SXV
Techs: most replies suggested replacing plugs with oem from dealer. I did just that and the misfire is gone. Sent acdelco plugs back to acdelco and their lab is going to test them...unfortunately I will not get the results because I was told that it would be h...
1985 Nissan Maxima GL 3.0L a/c control switch VIN: JN1HU11S2F
Thank you for all your replies. The A/C switch is powered by the fan switch as you told me. I had no power coming from fan switch. I disassembled the fan switch and cleaned the contacts and reassembled,problem solved. Thank you all once again and have a safe a...
1989 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1HJ01P2K
Thanks to all that replied. As I suspected, there was nothing wrong with the computer. Four of the six fuel injectors are bad. Trouble codes: 33 (O2 sensor circuit).
1988 Plymouth Sundance 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall
thanks for all the help. i did get this car fixed but not sure what i done. I checked the TBI & return fuel line for restrictions and found none. i removed dist. cap an checked shutter blades all good. when i had cap off i did find the #1 plug wire was not set...
1987 Porsche 944 2.5L rear main oil seal VIN: WPOAA2951H
Thanks to all who offered suggestions to my problem! Believe it or not, the car was fixed by installing an O.E. Porsche crankshaft seal. I first tried replacing the main and rod bearings, to cure the excessive end play problem. While doing that did slow the le...
1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Fuel Gauge, Tech, SRS VIN: YS3DF58N5V
Life should be so simple. The fault was the gauge cluster itself, a $708 part from Saab. Requires removal of the front dash panel, radio and Saab SID (Saab Information Display). Takes a solid 3 hours to remove and replace everything correctly, then recode the ...
1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Starting VIN: YS3DF58N9V
Thanks to all for the help. Fortunately, or unfortunately depending on how you look at it, the problem has gone away. The customer hasn't had a problem since I scheduled an appointment, so we cancelled for the time being. I got some good advice: A couple of pe...
2000 Saab 9-5 Gary Fisher 2.3L starter VIN: YS3ED55E9Y
I'm not going to call this a fix because I don't know what I did by unplugging the 'power seat module'. But ever since I unplugged it, the clicking relay under the passenger seat stopped.I then plugged the power seat module back in and the vehicle has started ...
1991 Subaru Loyale 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, VIN: JF2AN52B2M
I would like to thank everyone who took the time to offer your help. It turned out that this had a bad cap that had bad corrosion in 2 terminals and 2 wires that were nearly corroded away. By the symptom, I went totally the wrong way. I put a new cap, rotor, a... Trouble codes: 11 (Crank angle sensor No referenece pulse), 13 (Crank angle sensor position pulse not detected), 14 (Fuel Injector abnormal injector output), 34 (EGR continuously on or off), 35 (Purge continually on or off), 61 (Park switch continually ono).
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