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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L steering rack VIN: WAURD68D81
Car came in with a diagnosis from dealer that the rack needed to be replaced. the probelm with the car is when driving the steering wont track straight, you must always correct the steering to go straight, car feels unstable/ hard to drive. The steering feels ...
2000 Cadillac Escalade 5.7L Steering VIN: 1GYEK13R9Y
Hello comrades! We've got one driving us crazy and would appreciate all/any input you might have. This Escalade came in with a very sloppy gear box and no other complaints. We replaced the gear box with a REM unit. Within two days customer complained of diffic...
1989 Chevrolet Celebrity 2.5L Stall VIN: 1G1AW51R4K
This vehicle will stall at idle or decel, hot or cold. It could happen once or multiple times.Vehicle will restart immediatly. O2 is swiching. Minimum airflow was checked. Min TPS voltage is .48v. In gear IAC motor is at 30. Oil pressure is 30lbs. We bypassed ...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W2T
Merry Christmas! I have a 96 blazer that I am having a tough time with. P0340 (cmp) and p0300 come up from time to time, and when driving you can see the misfires count up.So far I have scoped the cam and crank, also both together while driving, and patterns l... Trouble codes: P0340 (cmp sensor curcuit), P0300 (multiple cylinder misfire)
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L sift sol.A, shift sol. B,etc. VIN: 1GNDT13W0V
Chevy transmission guys, We have a blazer that was intermittently throwing check engine codes P0753 (solenoidA), P0758 (solenoid B), P0785(shift timing solenoid), P0740 (TCC circuit malfunction). Customer had complained of check engine codes before reverse fa...
1999 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1ND52JXX
Hi Guy and Gilrs I have this car that has me stump with no spark. The car belongs to a dealer and had it to another shop for no start. It was bought as a no start from the auction. the guys did all they could and now they passed it to me . they have tried a go...
2000 Chevrolet K3500 7.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK34J6Y
This truck came in with a p0172 and p0175 and also a hard start on a hot soak of about 10 to 20 min. fuel pressure was dropping of slowly. Checked injectors and found four dripping. Replaced all 8 inj with new bosch inj from linder tech also replaced rhe fuel ... Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel trim system rich bank 1), P0175 (Fuel trim system rich bank 2)
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G1WF55K3Y
Greetings techs. This Impala refuses to cooperate. Approximately 3 - 4 times per week, engine will exhibit extended crank time. Of course, I've never been hooked up with any test equipment when it happens. After the engine starts, it idles and runs just fine w...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LS 8.1L Fuel Gauge VIN: 3GBKC34G41
This is a strange one, also spent 1.5 hrs with standard tech line...no help. This HD 2500 vin G has 2 gas tanks and one main fuel pump in the front tank, a fuel level pump on the rear frame rail to transfer fuel from the rear tank to the front tank. the rear t...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L distributor cap and rotor VIN: 1GCEC19W02
This vehicle has random missfire codes from electrolisis oxidation in the distributor cap. it needs a new cap every 2 months. As soon as you change the parts the miss is gone. I found no tech, serv, bullitans onthis matter. I thought of putting some zink near ...
1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Cuts out VIN: 2C3HE66G6X
Good friends car, and he claims it has cut out about 5 times in the last month...all 5 times he was driving on the freeway...after sitting for anywhere from 15 min's to a half hour, it will restart and he can continue driving without a problem...he claims he t... Trouble codes: P0300
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L torque converter VIN: 1B4GP54R0T
when cold converter was always locked.had to rev and dpop into gear and spin tires on snow to get moving. once warm can put in gear and will idle but can feel it intermittently jerking as converter is grabbing. thanks any help much appreciated.
1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9L oil pressure VIN: 1B7FL26X3W
Truck came in to the shop with a complaint of ticking noise and no oil pressure pulled sending unit installed gauge 64 psi at start up ran for 30 minutes still had good pressure 50 psi replaced sending unit road tested no problem customer picked up truck drove...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L wipers VIN: 1B4GP54L0W
wipers will come on and start working by themselves - have replaced wiper switch and problem still occurs - relay is getting a signal to operate when switch is in off position is htis a bcm or is there something i am missing
1986 Ford F-250 XL 6.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 2FTHF2611G
This is my sons truck. Clean 2 owner original 70K miles. I don't know alot about diesels. I used to do work on the old 5.7 gm's but its been along time ago. This truck has always ran great until all of a sudden. It now starts good, but runs almost too bad to d...
1992 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, PINGING VIN: 1FAPP64RON
Car came in with left O2 sensor disconnected and related code. Cleared code and drove car. Check engine light doesn't return. Car runs great cold. When warmed up, car will ping at 0 vac. or any boost level then stall. Replaced cam sensor because of erratic (gl...
1994 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.9L Misfire VIN: 1FMEE71Y9R
Greetings to all, Vehicle has an intermittent misfire at idle, cruise and under load. With scope connected to primary side of ignition on raster display I will get extra firing spikes intermittently on different cylinders. I checked duty cycle on pip signal- ...
1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP62W2S
the maf is dead. scan test shows 2.01gm/s & does not move at idle or when rev'ed the maf was replaced by another shop I'm not sure if the new maf is bad or its something else? maybe a bad computor? Trouble codes: P0102
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF14H8T
Hi, thanks in advance for any help, This F150 is here for the OBD II emission test, the MIL light is on. I have listed the codes that were on when the vehicle came in. Our tech checked heater power to all 3 o2 sensors. they have power so we replaced all 3. th... Trouble codes: P0135, P0141, P0155
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L l rear brake VIN: 1FDJW35F4V
The left rear brake shoes keep wearing out, right side lookes new. Have ck. pressurer at wheel cyl. lookes ok. Have ck. brake cables free, springs look ok. We have several of these truckes doing this what Iam I missing. The problem seems to start after the bra...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L No Start VIN: 1FTJE34S5V
This vehicle came in from one of our commercial accounts. It had been sitting for 3 years and the company was getting ready to put it back into service. After spending time trying to get it started, they drained the bad gas and added fresh gas but still could ...
1997 Ford Probe GT 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZVLT22B1V
Vehicle drove in, no start cold (0 degrees C or colder). If vehicle was left inside it would start and run OK for the rest of the day. Left outside and found no spark at plug wire. Remove cap and found no spark. Called supplier and they sent us a second distri... Trouble codes: P1345
1997 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L no cranking VIN: 2FMDA5142V
Hi there, Windstar intermitant no start-no crank, only when cold. client has had no start on quite a few occasions, once towed to shop, no power at solonoid wire on starter-push into shop, whilst working/checking, car started. we suspected relay and changed, b...
1998 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L transfercase VIN: 1FTZR15V4X
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMYU24E6W
start fine but stall and runs rough for short time after cold start once started warm up run fine rest of day replace iac valve cleaned mass sensor run smoke test on intake had alitte smoke out of injecter holes and holes in egr valve Trouble codes: P0455, P0174
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5246X
Sorry but boss not around. I m on his accountto get some help. But vehicle came in for check engine light. Pulled code and found code common code for this vehicle PO171. No visible leak in intake and exhaust during time of test. Baromenter checked ok at 150 hz... Trouble codes: P0171
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Chime VIN: 2FMZA5142X
Canadian vehicle now in US, was originally owned by "Red Carpet Leasing". Customer says that at exactly 75 MPH the chime starts and will stay on until speed drops below 75 again. Did not see any add-on type alerts for speed; just wondering if this is a progra...
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Both rear passenger door wing glass VIN: FZ3E56TG67
Both rear wing windows, the smaller glass in both passenger rear doors, is loose in their mountings. This one's a 1998-I tried moving the windows on a similar 2000 and they're tight. Are these clipped in or urethaned? Any repair suggestions of past fixes helpf...
2000 Ford F-150 4.6L 2- 3 accumulator VIN: IFTRXO7W7Y
I am working on 2000 F150 pickup with a 4R70W trens. My question is, why do the 2-3 accumulator piston spring break? and what can be done to prevent the breakage.Seems like every one of these break the spring in 3 pieces. Is Ford just building junk?
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Engine VIN: 1FDAW56F5Y
Hi there my fellow wizards! This truck came in with a engine misfire and poor power complaint. Checked fuel sample- OK. Computer codes as follows: 1670-Electric feedback signal not detected (IDM gost code)and PO284-cyl 8 balance. We performed cyl contribution ...
2000 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Fuel gauge VIN: 1FMDU23WLI
Hi everyone. I have a 2000 crown victoria that runs on natural gas. The fuel gauge intermittently reads the wrong level. The 1st time it was reading 3200 psi at the tanks and only 1/8 at the gauge. When I plugged in a new module, it immediately went to full. b...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L seat belts VIN: 2FM2A51441
customers dog chewed through both front seat belts. ordered two new seat belts. these are the ones that have a charge in them. alldata says to remove seats & plug in all simulators before working on airbag or seat belt systems. has anyone had to do these? is t...
1996 Geo Tracker 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CHFK5GLRT
at 60k miles, the "service engine soon" lite came on.did this come on because of a trouble code issue or because it reached exactly 60,000 miles.if the latter is the case then how do you reset it or turn it off. If it is a trouble code then how can you extract...
1995 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L 4 wheel drive VIN: 1GKDT13W6S
Vehicle will not engage in 4WD High, 2WD works fine and 4WD Low works fine. When vehicle is shifted to the 4WD High position the 4WD indicator lights will flash and sometimes all the indicator lights will come on at once. Occasionally you can get the vehicle i...
1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCD7165T
Hello, Techs!! This Accord towed in today, Cranks but Won't start. I have fuel pressure, Injector pulse, but NO SPARK. I got power on Blk/yel wire at ignitor and coil. There is no ground signal from ignitor at the coil. I have checked the signal from ECU at th...
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L mil light on VIN: 1HGCG1654Y
this vehicle was just purchased, i have not been able to duplicate clients complaint, vehicle was running real rough and d4, and check engine light were flashing for car owner , we test drove vehicle over 50 miles could not duplicate, before i ship would like ...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L axles? VIN: 2HKPL18642
vehicle came in for an oil change & 4 new tires. did all of the above. could not road test before or after, because of a snowy day & roads were terrible. customer picked up. brought back 3 days later complaining of a vibration. so we drove car & it did have a ...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L A Clutch VIN: SAJKX6249W
Hello Group,I have this Jaguar 5HP-24 trans that has a failed foward(A) clutch,the clip support broke off the clutch assy.I've done these transmissions before and it is a simple repair.Jaguar doesn't sell internal trans parts but our local ZF dealer was always...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L key will not come out VIN: 1J4GW4853Y
Boss ordered new lock cylinder and key from dealer,leaves town,then i ordered one because key wont come out.Pull lock cylinder out of vehicle everything works fine.Has anyone seen interlock problems w/these jeeps,please help!!!
2000 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L idle VIN: KNAFB1216Y
Kia guys, We have a 2000 kia sephia with an intermittent surging idle. At highway speeds car performs ok. Throttle body clean. I saw posting mentioning the wiring harness that is by firewall may be too tight causing the tps connector to have a bad connection....
2000 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB121XY
Replaced B1S1 HO2S with new Bosch due to codes P0131 & P0135. Cleared codes after repair and Check Engine Light still coming on with same codes. Checked fuses all look good. I do have 12V at pink wire going to heater part of H02S.I am thinking possible ECM.Any... Trouble codes: P0131 (Front HO2S Circuit Low Voltage), P0135 (Front HO2S Heater Circuit Malfunction)
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA723X1
Happy new year, I am looking for some information on this Kia. It has a CEL on. Here is what has happend so far. It had a aftermarket cruise contol sys. installed, during instalation a wire was shorted, melting wires in main eng. wiring harness. The wires we... Trouble codes: P1586 (AT/MT Condification)
2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: SALNY22242
Hello Fellow techs, Customers complaint is intermittent engine misfire and hesitation when there is 1/4 or less fuel in the tank. We removed and examined the pump.No discernable problems found. Has anyone had this problem or possibly an inaccurate guage whi... Trouble codes: P0303, P1472 (VIS power valve always open)
1994 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Engine VIN: 1LNLM91VOR
I received this car with a blown head gasket.I pulled the heads and had them decked and a valve job performed.After installation I have a what seems to be a valve train noise.I installed new lifters rechecked cam timing,checked oil pressure and thuroughly exam...
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L power assist VIN: 1LNFM97V3W
now check steering assist light on,steering tight all the time checked voltage it is at 14.1 when car is running and steering tight,if we unplug voltage reg and start car steering is okay
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Poor Idle Quality
hello to all,sorry about the vin. i left the shop pretty ticked off and forgot it. will update with vin if needed. vehicle came in lopping at idle and mil on with left and right banks lean codes stored. looked at front o2 sensors with scan tool and both are pe...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L all warning light on VIN: WDBEA263D3
brother in law broght car in after he tried installing an alternator I first checked all the fusible links then the connection on the alternator and all the fuses. I have continuity from alternator to battery and have a good ground to alternator and I do not h...
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM5356V
This car came in with faulty O2 heater circuit codes for all the O2 sensors. Both senors on both banks. I've checked all the connectors and they appear to be clean dry and free of corrison. The wirring harness also appears to be in good working condition. Any ... Trouble codes: P0135 (Faulty O2 heater circuit bank 1 sensor1), P0141 (Faulty O2 heater circuit bank 1 sensor 2), P0155, P0161 (Faulty O2 heater circuit bank 2 sensor 2)
1985 Nissan 720 2.4L Cuts out, Shuddering VIN: 1N6NDO1Y6F
The complaint with this vehicle was it needed a tune-up. A minor tune-up was performed on this vehicle about a week ago. The plugs were found in bad shape. The timing was checked and found to be off. Also, the truck was idled high. It sounded like an airplane ...
1995 Oldsmobile Achieva S 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G3NL55D6S
Customer complains of extended cranking upon start up and rough idle when cold. Take's about 3-5 seconds of cranking to start up. When vehicle has misfire. o2 voltage slowly rises above 600mv. Block learn will drop to 40 then go back up to 128. when block lear...
1998 Pontiac Trans Sport Montana 3.4L air bag VIN: 1GMDX03E5W
This van trips a 1040 AIR BAG code as soon as the key is turned on. My scanner does not recognize the code and I am without the manual i need to do a flow chart for this code. Can someone fill me in on what this code is for and i will tackle ot from there and ...
1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L 1-2 shift VIN: WPOAA2994V
Hello all, This vehicle was brought to me for a sympton of popping out of 2nd gear, and occasionally hard to shift into 3. Now I have completely dissassembled the Transaxle, cleaning all components as the unit was very sludged up. I found the shifter fork for ...
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L cooling system VIN: 4S3BG6853V
Vehicle came in for general maintenance and wife said cold air at stops.Found water pump leak and oil leaks coming from timing cover so timing belt and cam seals were replaced and also water pump.When the thermostat was removed we found that it had been punche...
1992 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L intermittent starts out in 3rd gear/ sluggish take VIN: JT3VN39W4N
Looking for a Toyota Tranny guru for some advice. Brothers car getting bounced around with no known correct diagnosis of problem. I am looking for someone who a ran across similar problems that could advice for the best test procedures, or recomend what adjust...
2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L heater VIN: JDDR32T4Y0
Hey Guys, This cars heater stays cold, we replaced the t-stat and bled the system. The lower hose and heater hoses are cold, the temp guage reads normal, and the fans come on. We searched the archives and tsb's and cannot find an answer. Has anyone seen this ,...
1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L lack of power VIN: WVWGG83A9T
Hi Tech's, this diesel came in on hook, customer claimed car quit slowing down for corner. We found timing belt broke. Several lifters were broke and scraped up lifter bores. We replaced timing belt, tensioners, and installed a new head. We also cleaned the in...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSA81H6T
No spark at the plugs and no spark on the coil wire. It does have fuel injecter trip when cranking. I suspect the coil or the distributer pick up. I dont do many VWs and need the specs and testing procedures for both. Any other help from you VW gurus would be ...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L oil,temp lamp. temp,fuel gauge, and tach VIN: 3VWRF81HOW
hi everyone, i'm hoping someone has seen this before. this is my fathers car and i can't find any problems with wiring, grounds ect. i have replaced the battery and now when the car is started the oil and temp lamp flash, the fuel gauge is pegged full, the tem...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21C1X
I'm calling on the great folks here because you will undoubtedly save me a lot of grief. I'm beginning to hate this car. It had not been driven in about a week when this came up. The battery is still up, and has not been disconnected. It will crank fine, has f... Trouble codes: 1237 (Cyl 1 fuel injector open circuit), 1238 (Cyl 2 fuel injector open circuit), 1239 (Cyl 3 fuel injector open circuit), 1240 (Cyl 4 fuel injector open circuit)
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCP21C91
this car has no syptoms of any thing wrong. yet this code comes back . glow plugs seem to work fine and relay seems fine. any ideas will be greatly wanted thanks in advance mark. i also looked for tsbs but found nothing aiming to this . i did pull all glow plu... Trouble codes: P0380

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1994 BMW 325is 2.5L blower VIN: WBABF3325R
Sorry for the delay but this one really chewed me up, Found a bad connection at connector under driver side dash. Someone spliced into the harness with a scotch-loc in the blower power lead. It overheated and cut power to fan. Repaired wire and all is well. Th...
1992 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L heater VIN: 1G4CW53L1N
Hello all, Happy New Year. Thank you to all that helped out with this problem I had. I tried a oem thermostat and gasket as suggested but no difference in heat. Then I tried a waterpump and noticed as I was dismantling it that the pulley was or had been rubbin...
2000 Buick Century Limited 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WY55J7Y
Yikes! I posted the FIX in the UPDATE column! I'm so sorry - we have received quite a few more replys including info. from Bob the Buick tech who swears that the CEL will not come on for a P1189, but the wiring harness does chafe against the ac accumulator whi... Trouble codes: P1189.
1999 Cadillac Escalade 5.7L ride control VIN: 1G4EK13RXX
thanks to all who responded. I found out buy reading all the help emails that the steering column position sensor is a repeated failer for this vehicle. After testing the sensor it turned out to be failty.Thanks for every thing and i hope that every body had a...
1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G6KY549XX
As Paul from LA pointed out, the positive battery connections can be a problem. Even though we had checked this before, further disassembly and inspection of the cable connections revealed an intermittent poor connection. The car has been good for about 2 week...
1989 Chevrolet Blazer Silverado 5.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GNEV18K0K
finally!!!. i installe a new ecm on this veh,,finally got some infor out of it, started to run much better, ONCE I WAS ABLE TO RECEIVE some data, out of this beast,,,we where able to see what was going on..I ALSO FOUND BAD GROUND BY T/STAT HOUSING, POSS SHORTI...
1989 Chevrolet R1500 Suburban Scottsdale 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 1GNER16K6K
This vehicle never returned to the shop, however, I do have some comments and observations. First, all 18 of the replies received were well thought out and right on the money. As was pointed out, I failed to provide adequate info ( spark and injector pulse for... Trouble codes: 32 (EGR malfunction).
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Reverse VIN: 1GNDT13W7T
Thank all of you that responded The fix was replacing the trans, After tear down to see that you all were right, the sun shield was broken.. The 4x4 problem was easy, a vac line burned on the exhaust pipe, Found that when pulling the trans. Thanks again for ...
1997 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GTCS14X2V
After more checks were made on the fuel system, we decided to try another new fuel pump. the pressure came up to spec and we havnt seen the truck in 2 weeks. I would like to thank everyone for all the help. This is a great tool for our shop. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0131, P0151.
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Misfire
As some have suggested, the cat was plugged. Checking backpressure on bank 1, I found 6psi backpressure-definitely no good. After cat replacement-truck runs perfect. No misses and revs out w/good power. Looking at firing order --1843 6572--you can see that... Trouble codes: P3000.
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L codes VIN: 1GCHK29122
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4.8L dash VIN: 1GNEK13V53
Thank you to the three people who took the time to respond to my help request. Joseph from Pa. suggested to use plastic instead of real wood due to ease of installation. Steve from British Columbia suggested trying Beverly hills Motoring Acc. but I could not f...
1993 Chrysler Concorde 3.3L Engine shuts off. VIN: 2C3EL56T0P
Car has not been return by customer to be fixed yet. If cars intermittent problem comes back for the problem we will let you know what the outcome is. Thanks for your input on this matter EveryAuto Corp Rob.
2000 Chrysler Grand Voyager SE 3.3L int cluster VIN: 1B4GP44RYB
thanks for all the advice guy I replace the body ECM with agood 2nd hand one the light has not come on since hopefully all is well
2002 Chrysler 300M 3.5L tracklock VIN: 2C3HE66G02
I told the owner what I thought was going on, he gave some choice words. I have not seen the car since, the other mechanic that started to work on it also does not know what happend to car. Thanks for your time.
1995 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1B7KF2625S
got truck into shop this morning and put a scope on the crank sensor, and of course did not act up for me. So I talked to the customer which happens to be my dad and we both agreed to just replace the crank sensor anyways. well, so far so good. my dad said it ...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Trans Code 43 VIN: 1B4GP54L1V
The Solenoid Pack replacement fixed the problem. I installed an updated part from the dealership for under 160.00. P/N 5015646. Diagnosis Info: Based on the replies I received, I first inspected the terminals for pin fit using the procedures provided by Rand...
1999 Dodge Avenger 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B3AU52N9X
The main problem with this one was a bad map sensor. once I cleared the codes the voltage on the wire at the pcm sropped to 4 something, once the new sensor was hooked up and the wire soldered back together I had the proper readings. I guess I just jumped the ... 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).
1990 Ford Ranger Custom 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTCR10TOL
Well this Ranger appears to be fixed.I gave it two weeks and called the customer and he acknowledged the truck was doing fine but the mil was on.I replaced the EEC relay as suggested by Scott from Alabama and Chris from Wisconsin.Eventhough when the truck was ... Trouble codes: 11 (System pass).
1997 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Wipers/vap fuse 23 VIN: 1FALP53S4V
Customer called, and said car has been working ok since we checked it out...not sure what was happening, but it is not draining battery any more. Thank you for all the help. Happy new year.
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Heater Core VIN: 1FAFP53V1X
Hi Everyone and Happy New Year, First I would like to thank everyone who responded, The customer is reluctant to spend the money after learning that there was a bulletin for this condition and that the problem may occurr again. He is going to seek help from hi...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L odometer VIN: 1FMPU18L1X
Yes clusters can be repaired outside dealership, however cost is very close and no shipping time. Cluster would still have to be reflashed, after all this customer elected not to repair. Thanks for all the replies, with holidays and busy shop I forgot to post ...
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L tires VIN: 1FAFP36371
good morning, this problem received the most help of all. thank you to everyone who took the time to help. after reading them all i do not think anything we can do will be a complete fix but here goes. the ford dealer had new alignment specs. and they did the ...
1996 GMC Topkick 366CID actuator VIN: 1GDJ7H1P4T
I got 3 replies,Jeffrey [...] seemed to have the most knowledge of this system.He said he services a fleet of these and there is no cure they just change the fluid regularly during the cold months. A couple of people didn't seem to completely understand the s...
1999 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L air bag VIN: JM1TA2225X
the problem was the clockspring. i went to radio shack and got a 2.2 ohm resitor and installed it in the connector where the air bag goes. this mimics the airbag. used a mutimeter and checked resitance at the base connector of steering column and rotated steer...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Hesitation VIN: WDBBA4801K
well thanks everyone for your help this one is going to dealer since we can't even read codes. The fuel pressure issues everyone was talking about were not the problem this cpi unit uses a electronic injector for cold start enrichment that sprays into the idle...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Fuel Leak
Thanks to all who chimed in on this inquiry. The job could not have gone more perfectly. I cleaned everything on around or near the injection pump with liberal amounts of brake cleaner and shop air before cracking the first line. When reinstalling the delivery...
1995 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L engine VIN: 1MELM50U3S
problem is internal mechanical problem. i believe a broken piston to be the cause. cust. has not returned for further repair.
1995 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L clutch leak VIN: 1JNM3RTYSD
thanks to michael [...] who said there is a bracket missing on line that helps with vibration,had dealer fax copy of breakdown and does have backet.
1991 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Brougham 3.8L Transmission VIN: 1G3HY54C3M
Thanks for your help. It turns out to be a bad connection on the positive battery cable. The positive cable has a plastic cover that was in perfect condition but was very corroded underneath. Check the basics. One of my techs changed the plugs and wires. After...
2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L Engine Noise VIN: 1GW3WH52H5
Hello All, As you might expect, its a very busy time of year. I have had little time to work with this vehicle. However,I do have some information to pass along. Kevin from Pennsylvania suggested that I check the control valves by appling vacuum during KOER- i...
1993 Pontiac Sunbird LE Value Leader 2.0L door locks VIN: 3G2JC51H9P
Thanks to Lee, David and Duane fot their helpful responses. First of all I must apologize for not stating that the doors will lock from both front doors. The door control relay is located tucked away behind a harness, behind the right side of the glove box. Vo...
1981 Porsche 924 2.0L Hesitation VIN: WPA0AA0934
I am still working on this car so I can't post a true 'fix' yet. At this point I am trying to track down a part. Thanks to all that responded, especially Mark [...] who faxed me several pages on the Digital Ignition Timing Control. Several replies mentione...
1994 Saab 900 S 2.3L tachometer VIN: YS3DM35BXR
HelloGroup, The customer decided against further diagnostics on this one. I did get three responses though. Anders (California) and John(Fla.) both say it's likely that the main instrument unit is bad. Anders said that it actually hits against the framework ...
1998 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3DF78N4W
The fix was easy, I disconnected the fuel injection ECU for a few minutes, hooked it back up and it idles like a champ. Anybody have an idea why the tech 2 would not reset the idle adaption? Thanks for the help, Neil
2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4L No Start VIN: 5TBRN3418Y
Hello, I want to thank everyone who offered help on this. The problem was a jumped timing belt. The water pump was leaking and the residue on the belt tensioner caused it to stick and allowed the belt to jump a few teeth. We found that the noid light we were u... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit).
2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: STBRT3414Y
the clean up of the throttle body seems to have fixed it. The command not responded to due to a stuck throttle plate obviously set the code. It's still on the road and doing well! Trouble codes: P1120 (ACCELERATOR POSITION SENSOR circuit malfunction).
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L #3 solenoid VIN: 3VWSS29M51
The replies suggested primarily what we had already done, namely check the solenoid electrically. As we stated it ohmed out perfectly every time even though the tcm would go into limp immediately after attempting the shift into 3. We replaced the ribbon cable ...
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L obd 2 monitors VIN: YV1LZ5644W
Thanks to all who replied to this help request. I recieved a lot of good information on this vehicle Including updated drivecycle information. All were helpful in getting more of the monitors to run. The problem that i had was that in order to pass mass emisio... Trouble codes: P0330.
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