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1998 Alfa Romeo 146 1600CC timing VIN: ZAR9300000
We are in the need for the engine timing, we have All data software but don cover this brand and we do not have none information for this brand or technical information. Thanking in advance. We are removing the timing since we are to determine a noise coming...
1985 Cadillac DeVille 4.1L rear drum brakes VIN: 1G6CD478OF
We've preformed the above listed work on this vehicle; the rear brakes continue to lockup on slightly more than normal braking. All parts are aftermarket; we've gone back and substituted other (new/original) pieces to isolate the problem, and swapped parts rig...
1989 Chevrolet Blazer Silverado 5.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GNEV18K0K
hi guys , happy holidays little blast from the past,,,full size blazer 5.7l tbi, is giving me , a whooping ,,first off towed in, running like dog, misfiring , black smoke ,,,you name it it was doing it,,,look over veh, many problems , full rich due to rotten o...
1993 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1GNCS13W9P
Hello Fellow Techs. Todays diagnostic dilemma comes from a 1993 Chevy Blazer with a Vortec 4.3liter Engine. Customer brought the vehicle in complaining of a rough running/stalling condition. Upon initial inspection of the vehicle it was found that to be runni...
1994 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC1448R
Thank's in advance for your help. I have this 94 Chevrolet Cavalier that will not start. Replaced fuel pump got good fuel pressure. Changed spark plugs, were fouled and soaked with fuel. Checked compression and all were 120psi. to 140psi. Changed oil, it had a...
1997 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 2G1FP22K8V
thanks to who replies to this,we have a camaro that keeps blowing the oil filter gasket from to much pressure.The car has a rattle noise when we crank it but cant let it run long enough to determine if its rods lifters etc.If we had a bearing problem wouldnt w...
1997 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ND52M8V
Hello Techs, This car came in with the MIL light on (Not Flashing) and a slight miss. Check the codes and noticed the mentioned random miss code P0300. The scanner shows a miss history on #3 cyl of around 2500 and on #1 cyl of 8. But it is not missing regular... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire)
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCEK19R4W
I need your help on this one. Came in with fuel leaking out of right exhaust manifold. Pulled all of the spark plugs. #6 plug fuel soaked. Scanned truck, #6 cyl misfire. Pulled upper intake and inspected #6 injector/poppet unit. It was all wet and fueled soake...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor performance VIN: 1GCEK19R7W
Under hard acceleration this truck will not accelerate past 3000 rpm in gear, acts like it is really working hard to get there. Under light acceleration it will go up to 4500 rpm. I can replicate the problem in the shop, only the rpm will go up to 3800 rpm und...
1999 Chevrolet C2500 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBGC24R2X
no data at dl connector checked all fuses and ground wires
2000 Chevrolet Camaro 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 2G1EFP22G0
TRANSMISSION IS A T-56 6SP MANUAL . Will not go into 5th gear at all at lower speeds, say 35mph, problem occured twice at highway speeds upshifting and down shifting. CLUTCH ACTION IS GOOD AND ALL OTHER GEARS WORK NORMAL. Am not getting complete gear engagemen...
1995 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2C3HD56F3S
car cam in customer and previous dealer thought it might be timing belt they had replaced almost everything including the fuel pump however all readings on the computer show rich fuel all the time when u start it up it misses on # 5 cylinder all times and afte...
1997 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L prndl VIN: 1C4GP64L8V
The TCM keeps flagging a code 28 - P0705 Check Shifter Signal. Going through the flow chart the sensor in the transmission was failing. We installed a new selector sensor and still have the same problem. We also noticed that the PRNDL on the dash works OK with...
2002 Chrysler Intrepid 2.7L Whistling Noise VIN: 2C3HH46RX2
Hello all, this is my personnal vehicle, it appears to be generating a "whistling" noise at highway cruising speeds, engine load sometimes makes it louder and sometimes takes it away all together, First heard it at the end of Winter last year, didn't hear it a...
1996 Dodge B3500 5.9L Misfire VIN: 2B5WB35Z6T
I first had Multimisfire code and misfires on multi cylinders. I replaced plugs and wires.Distributor cap and rotor. I stopped all misfires on all cylinders but #1 I can load the engine down in shop and cause cylinder #1 to misfire. I have switched plug to a d... Trouble codes: P0301
1998 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L Speedo, tach, temp VIN: 2B3HD56J7W
This is going to be interesting. I have lost the PCI bus somehow, yet I have a signal on the D25 wire going out of PCM, and in and out of BCM. The signal is a 7volt variable frequency on-off (sorta square) wave that varies between 3.9kHZ and 8.0kHz (measured a...
1999 Dodge Avenger 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B3AU52N9X
Got this 99 Avenger in, with a no start/extended crank. 1/4 throttle and it will start after cranking a bit, closed throttle will not start. Checking MAP code - found 5 volts on map signal wire even when disconnected. 5 volts coming out of PCM and MAP sensor (... Trouble codes: P0403 (EGR sol ckt - open/short), P1297 (No change in map from start to run), P0118 (ECT sensor voltage high), P0108 (MAP sensor voltage high), P0645 (A/C clutch relay ckt open/short)
1988 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 5.8L hard start-cold VIN: 1FDKE37H7J
Hi folks, I have a good one here. The shop in front of ours had this truck for a couple months trying to get it to run and had some luck when they put a new fuelpump in the tank. They thought they had it fixed until the cust came to get it and it wouldn't star... Trouble codes: 85 (purge valve open circuit)
1990 Ford Escort 1.9L no 2nd or 3rd
car first started to have rough 1-2 and 2-3 shifts but no sliping. now all of the sudden i have no 2nd or 3rd. this is my sisters car i`m looking for a quick cheap fix or the car goes to the scrap yard. thank you
1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1FALP4043R
edis ign. no turbo or sc. skips on 3 and 4 cyls which are companion cyls. no primary trigger signal to coil for 3 and 4. tried new coil and module. crank waveform good. pip and spout ok, even disconnected spout. a 95 engine was used but the correct coil and mo...
1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L transfercase VIN: 1FMDU34A6S
This SUV has no 4wd operation.Owner bought new and has not used 4wd much at all.The 4wd switch seem to be working properly. It will go from 2wd to 4wd(high) and if I stop put in neut. foot on brake switch to 4wd (low) I can hear the motor clunk into gear. If I...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.0L dash lights,windows,heater,radio VIN: 2FMZA51U8X
The customer states she was driving down the road when everything quit all at once. After checking all powers and grounds I replaced FEM module. Before FEM replacement the NGS would not control anything and it would not do automatic testing. After FEM replcaem...
1999 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FAFP13PAX
I had a customer to come in and said his engine was not getting warm.We check thermostat and it was closed when we finely got the thing out.We replaced it with aftermarket thermostat and sent him on his way.4 days later he calls and said it was doing the same ...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMZU73E9Y
Only happens on cold days or mornings after sitting overnight.vehicle will start and idle but if you put it in gear and idle it will drop rpm way down and hardly run and sometimes stall out.Once it is warmed up it will run just fine.when it is acting up i did ...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Battery VIN: FC3TXE4332
This is a fully loaded municipal fire command rig with all the "bells, whistles, modem, laptop, sirens and lights". I physically disconnected wiring to these add-ons with no improvement and problem lies with vehicles electrical system. The battery is new, the ...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Front Hubs VIN: 1FTSW31F81
After replacing left hand hub and bearing assembly on this vehicle, the 4 whl drive system operated flawlessly. Also replaced right outer hub assembly just to match other components. Vehicle is driven primarily on the street with no harsh off roading. It uses ...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1FMZU73EX2
When the key is turned to the run position or the vehicle is started the 4x4 low and 4x4 high lights go through the bulb check and then flash (together) three times. I used a snap on scanner to access the 4x4 module and got a message that it cannot communicate...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L 2-3 upshift VIN: 1FTSW21P75
Happy Holidays iATN Members... I'd like to direct this question/request to the Ford 6.0/5R110 Techs.. This is my personal truck, it's an 05 F250, 4x4, CC, 6.0/5R110.. It is a replacement (not a buyback) for a 03 of the same class.. My issues are with the tran...
1990 Geo Prizm 1.6L Transmission
Sorry I don't have the vin, right now I am at home and this thing is keeping me awake. I replaced the trans with a used unit and while test drivingeverything was going fine until I decided to check and see if it would downshift properly. Well it did downshift ...
2001 GMC Savana 1500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDFG15R91
I'll start from the beginning. Customer stated the vehicle ran out of fuel. After refueling, the van started running poorly. Another shop replaced plugs and wires. Same problem. The van came to me with the doghouse off and new wires and plugs.I removed dist ca...
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L emission failure VIN: 1HGCG2258Y
will not pass emission test because ,cat test not ready,oxygen sensor not ready,evap not ready.all the other tests are ready,have tried to do obd2 drive cycles according to ALLDATA numerous times customer has drove for about 2500 miles on x-way and normal driv...
1989 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FJ38L8K
I have no injector pulse. Spark is OK. Latched voltage, ignition and battery voltage all Ok to ECM when cranking. Have a good ground to injectors when cranking. Have correct fuel pressure, TPS, MAP and CTS readings. I have searched through all the archives and...
1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L electronic control VIN: 1J4FJ68S4V
This vehicle sets a code 1747 which is sol B shorted high, when checking the wire to the solenoid at the trans controller with a volt meter the voltage never drops to 0 when the shift is supposed to occur it drops from approx 14v to appox 10v. I have disconnec...
1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L Stall VIN: JT8UZ30C9N
toyota lexus techs please help; this 92 sc 400 starts and idles great.as soon as the gear selector moves out of park or nuetral the engine abruptly dies like key is shut off.once engine dies code 15 is set. ignitors test perfect.we removed shift position switc... Trouble codes: 15 (ignitor 2 to ecm)
1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on, o/d off light flashs VIN: JT8GK13TXR
I need your help again. ES300 has p0500 and p0720, speedo works, has some shift issues, cel light is on and the o/d off light flashes. we have followed the limited info available in alldata, checked the archives and according to alldata it needs an ecm. I just... Trouble codes: P0500 (vss sensor malfunction), P0720
1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L caliper bleeding VIN: 1LNHM97V8X
howdy, guys i have a lincoln i just put calipers on and dosn't seem to want to gravity bleed. i have never had this problem before. do i have to turn the key on or actuate abs somehow to gravity bleed. i sure don't want to get air up in the system. thanks in a...
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)
1992 Mazda B2600 LE-5 2.6L Extended Crank VIN: JM2UF3142N
Checked codes,unable to retrieve using Check engine light.Vehicle has int. extended crank.Checked spark,good all the time.Checked fuel pressure,40 psi and holds.Checked injector pulse with noid light,not very bright on initial crank,but normal after start up.H...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L heating VIN: WDBCB20C6F
Hello all, My dad's car. When the temp control is moved from full hot to full cold, temp stays luke warm. Also I cannot hear a click sound when I move the wheel. Low fan does not seem to work. Works in Auto and high. When I depress multi level, normal and eco...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBDA29D2H
Hello eveyone, I have this MB that is kicking my ass. It came in with an intermittent surging idle, high idle and sometimes stalling. I thought the idle air valve was faulty so I replaced it with no change. I scope the air flow sensor and at near idle it was v...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Power Seat Circuit VIN: WDBEA30D7K
Hello, I hope evryone has had a good Christmas. Our problem today started 4 weeks ago. We thought we had it isolated to the door lock pump under the seat, because when disconnected the draw went away, but this problem seems to come and go regardless. Sometim...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L 00.50 amp VIN: WDB1240301
The battery is dead the second time in two months. The customer stated that everything was off when parking the car overnight (all lights off, trunk & doors closed, etc...) We checked for a battery draw, and we have a 0.50 amps draw. We disconnected all of the...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L head bolts VIN: WDBDA28D5M
hello to all. this M/B was towed in for overheating & no coolant. we found a leaking water pump, replaced that & a thermostat. there were no leaks but there was a miss. we found exhaust gases in the coolant (come to find out the wife had driven it til it stopp...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 600SL 6.0L r / f window VIN: WDBFA76EXP
we have a 93 600sl with a r/f window that wont go up switch is good i have pwr at pin 4 at rght window switch only goes down have no power at pin 3 for window up powered up pin 3 and when applying switch top pulls down has anybody seen this before p.s. have po...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E220 2.2L engine management VIN: WDB1240222
This vehicle will fire up under cranking but will die 2 to 3 seconds later. Fuel pressure is OK. No fault codes in the ECU. Checked spark and injector pulse. Found both are cutting out. Power supply to injectors is fine. Our Bosch ESI program said to check the...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L electric cooling fan VIN: WDBRF61J52
When the car is running the cooling fan runs all of the time at high speed. When engine is shut off the fan stops running. Please let us know if anyone has run into this problem. Thank you
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Electronic Rear air ride VIN: 1M2KLM569S
Hi you guys and gals, hope u had a good time resting during the holidays. I sure did, but until today, when i got this 95 Mercury Grand Marquis. Initially it came in for leaking brake lines. So i replaced the two rear brake lines. I put the vehicle down from t...
1997 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.5L No Start VIN: JA3AY26A5V
guess what Santa brought me! towed in no start. have injector pulse, have spark, could not hear fuel pump run even with 12v applied. gas flow was like my bad prostate. replaced fuel pump can now hear pump run , have great pressure still no go. have checked com...
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D6V
hi techs, i am posting this for another shop which we work together when we have a problem this maxima came in with a damaged starter, a local rebuilt was put in and car started fine but some times it doesn't start and it sounds like timing is really advanced ... Trouble codes: N0NE
1999 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L blower motor VIN: JN8AR05Y3X
Hey guys I need your help on this one, I have this pathfinder here with a complaint of no blower motor operation in any speeds. This is equipped with auto ac. The auto,1,2,3, don't work at all. Tested blower motor and it is good. I have a 9 volt signal to the ...
1992 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L cooling fans VIN: 1G3HY5316N
Fellow techs, Check engine light is on. Retrieved code 15 (coolant temp. sensor low input or circuit problem). Both cooling fans are inop. I unlugged the temp sensor at rear of block and the gauge on instrument cluster stopped registering, so I plugged it ba...
1990 Plymouth Acclaim 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1P3XA46K4L
Runs rich mainly when cold. Black smoke out tailpipe all the time but worse when cold. Coolant temp sensor and air temp sensor bad and have been replaced. Now within one degree of each other. MAP sensor replaced with know good one and no difference. Still runs...
1966 Porsche 912 1.5L Misfire VIN: 4570043256
Hi Guys No book for this one... I need the firing order and piston layout. somebodies been screwin' with this one. Thanks for your time. Rick
1998 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3DF78N4W
Hello SAAB tech's. This SAAB was brought to us from anouther local shop that could not figure it out, so now it's my turn. It came to them with an idle problem and the check engine light on. Two codes, one evap and anouther idle code. They fixed a evap leak in...
2002 Subaru Forester S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF65612
our problem is the check engine lite is on with p0130 we cleared it and it came right back on in less than a mile. car runs perfect has no driveability problems. alldata wants us to monitor the air/fuel sensor data on the scan tool. we tried to monitor it on a... Trouble codes: P0130 (front air/fuel sensor circuit range problem)
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: 3VWRF81H6W
Hello all. This 1998 jetta diesel has no power. It has a new factory turbo on it. turbo boost is low. the reading is [...]. I tried a new waste gate regulator valve and no change. I tried a new air mass and no change. The egr valve is clos... Trouble codes: 00575 (boost pressure control difference), 00553 (air mass implausible reading)
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L heater motor VIN: YV1LS5517P
This volvo has no blower motor. It has electronic heating control, I am getting codes: 4-1-1, 4-1-4, 4-1-7, 4-1-8. All data says the blower motor is siezed or bad, I took the motor out and it tested fine, I then proceded to check the power stage but the testin...

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1993 Buick Century Special 3.3L Hesitation VIN: 3G4AG54N1P
thank you to everyone who responded,most suggest maf sensor should have included that i was using a/c delco oe sensors. found that i had an intermittent fuel pump operating at times pressure would drop to 35 psi.replaced pump and strainer with new pump and car...
1994 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1G4NV55M4R
Well this one is finally out the door and fixed. I had 16 good responses and tried many of them. Early in the diagnostic procedure I had checked the fuel pump for volume, I had left the sample sitting on the bench and after a couple of days the color of the fu...
1993 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L heater core VIN: 1GNDT13WXP
The info I recieved from a few of you was great. I guess the main thing I wanted to know was the difference between oe and after market heater cores which I got. OE has much more surface area. But no one has experienced problems like mine with aftermarket core...
2000 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBFG15R0Y
we replaced y-pipe with factory and the post o2's stablized and the vehicle passed catmoniter tests with out setting code again. Trouble codes: P0430.
2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L low coolant indicato VIN: 2G1WH55K31
Hi All, Well, I told the customer what most of you told me---The sensor is located in the right side radiator tank, and the easiest way to change it is to remove the right side headlamp. He told me that it is now intermittant, and he will wait for a while, h...
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3B7KF23D3V
I ask the garage for a clear explanation so i could put an accurate fix post. They were very greatful for the responses and performed all the checks and suggestions. They let the vehicle sit for a couple days when they got back to the vehicle they noticed a fu...
1997 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1B7GG23XXV
Problem solved (I think)! As expected, client came back. The replies we received through iATN were about the crank sensor, weak battery, IAC, throttle body and pick-up coil. The battery was recently replaced and throttle body was cleaned, IAC was replaced rece...
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTDF15N5N
Thanks for all the replies, the truck is running again. I pulled the timing cover and the timing marks lined up but it must have been all the slop in the chain giving me fits because a new chain and gear set got it going again.
1993 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10A3P
Thanks for the help! It turned out to be a faulty new ignition control module. It gave the exact code as the old module that was bad. Thats what we get for using after market parts and not the factory parts. Thanks Again for your help! Trouble codes: 224 (PCM detected 123or4 primary circuit failure dual plug EI).
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L abs light VIN: 1FMCU24X9P
The [G] switch is a triaxial accelerometer that determines the pitch [forward and backwards] and yaw [side to side ] motions of the truck then this inof is sent to abs/trac control computer. this switch was bad and replacing the switch did fix the code . And e...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6633X
Thanks for the help. I had replaced the MAF sensor last week after doing the mentioned checks on the vehicle and performing a motorvac. The customer has driven the vehicle for almost 300 miles with no problems. Thanks to [...], Raymond, and Jerry who all exp... Trouble codes: P0171.
2001 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 6.8L No Start VIN: 1FDEXE45S7
I am truly sorry that it took so loong to post this fix. It turns out that the carb cleaner washed enough semi-conductive carbon onto the plugs that they wouldnt spark under compression. Keep in mind they were not dark at all, but this one really got me since ...
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L timing cover VIN: 1FMYU01A1K
Two replies. One suggested cut my losses and send to dealer. Second reply was Greg from Ontario who said no problem job could be done in chassis but beware of leaks from bad head castings which he has seen before. He noted having found leak at cyl. head near a...
1999 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8L No Start VIN: 2GTEC19V6X
Hi techs, millions of thanks for your time and replies. after many more hours of testing,cursing and freezing this problem is solved. Everyone had great suggetions for tests and possible causes. Several leaned toward crank,coolant,air temp and fuelproblems. Iu... Trouble codes: P0101 (maf sensor performance), P0108 (map sensor cirt.high voltage), P0157 (o2 b2 s2low voltage), P0158 (o2), P0300 (misfire detected), P0336 (ckp sensor performance).
1989 Honda Prelude 2.0 S 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMBA4234K
I wanted to thank everyone that helped me out on this one. I just got the car in again today and sure enough the EGR passages were clogged up, thanks Darrell. I tested the EGR and it did stumble but not as much as it should. I drilled out holes in the intake a...
1991 Honda Prelude Si 4WS 2.1L T-belt VIN: JHMBA4246M
Thanks for all of the replies, 34. I got lucky. Some suggested rolling cams around and checking for bent valves by looking for excessive valve clearance. I did so, and all seemed OK. Then I performed a leakdown test, all OK. These two tests were quick and easy...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S2CM58W5X
thank you for all of your help. it took a little time but finally got to the root of the problem. I removed the center console to expose the ecu, and while idling high I pulled on ecu connectors and this would temporarily fix condition. I then removed ecu and ...
1998 Lexus GS400 4.0L headlamp (xenon) VIN: JT8BH68X6W
thanks for the three replies on this problem. I replaced the bulb with a factory part from the dealer, and all is well and the customer is happy. Thanks for the help.
1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBCA37A6E
Hello all!! I really got a lot of help on this car. The customer at this time does not want to spent the money to fix it. We found the driver side cam was out of time,but we could not go on with the fix because of money.We was thinking maybe the guide was brok...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 600SL 6.0L detonation VIN: WDBFA76EPF
we found that it was not detionating, but was back firing into the intake manifold from the left side of the engine,that set off the right front knock sensor, because of a plugged left cat.
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Wiper Gearbox VIN: WDBJF82H3X
Peter from Connecticut pointed out that using sunroof 'paste' worked for him on the W-202 chassis, Peter was kind to provide me with the MBZ part number which is 001 989 46 51 to pack into the gear area under the cover, and when the car returns, we will try th...
1985 Nissan 720 2.4L head gasket VIN: 1N6ND06S4F
Thanks to all who took the time to respond!!! especially Mike from Rising Sun Engines. The concensus is just bad luck. no problems were found in the cooling system as I stated in the original post.I will pull the head send it out to be check for cracks and res...
1993 Nissan 240SX 2.4L Speedometer VIN: JN1MS34P4P
Thanks to all of the techs who responded. Unfortunatley, the concensus was to replace the speedo unit. One tech mentioned bad solder connections, which may be helpful, but I'm still faced with the task of trial & error. Sounds like new speedo is thet way to go...
1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2P4GP243TT
I have recieved 9 replies for this problem. Most of them talked about carbon being a problem for these vehicles. My client has declined further repairs. She feels that we have spent enough [...] and is going to live with the light on. One note on this vehicle ... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire), P1281 (Engine is cold too long), P1282 (Fuel pump relay control circuit).
1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L low power VIN: 1G2NE55D7S
Hi, Sorry it has taken so long to reply back. On this Grand Am I followed what erveryone said and checked for a plugged exaust system. We removed the flange bolts and ran the car but it was the same I called the customer and told him that it was probably going...
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NF52E3Y
Oh man...I finally got the customer to drop the car off, while she was on vacation, and was able to spend a couple hours with it. I got the uptated software for my brick and started in on the egr system. I noticed that my pintle position % was 2 at idle, so I ... Trouble codes: P0403.
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L rotors VIN: YS3DD38N3X
Sorry it took a little long to get back to this car...the customer was out of town until today. We checked all rotors on the vehicle this morning and found the left rear warped .006' when cold and the rest within acceptable tolerances. We then gave the brakes ...
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L radiator VIN: 4S3BH6654Y
to all the faithful,most said my problem was with the head gaskets.tried a few of the suggested tests which left me still guessing.decided to pull motor and work on this project bolted to stand.found head gasket material eaten away over 1/4 of surface?.am wait...
2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L ride control VIN: 5TBBT4410Y
Thank you for the suggestions to this balance problem. I have not had the vehicle back here yet to see if any of them will work. When I do I will keep you posted on what happens.
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSC29M4X
I would like to thank all who replied to my post all suggestion were very helpful but the fix was a wire gry/wht (pin #7 dlc)was connected to alarm (no original) ??? . thanks!!!
2000 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L Engine VIN: WV2MH470XY
The noise did turn out to be coming from the timing chains. The eurovan uses a different intake than the Jetta VR6 and does not have the valve in the intake that causes noise. We pulled the oil pan and found broken pieces of guide in there so we replaced both ...
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