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1999 Audi A4 1.8L Timing Chain VIN: WAUGB28D5X
This vehicle was driven for a year without an oil change. It came in three qts low on oil with the rear timing chain rattling. Filled with oil and it still rattled. I tore the engine down replaced chain tensioner, blew shop air to clear the oil galleys. And re...
1989 BMW 325i 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBABB2307K
This request is for a friend who I have been trying to convince to join IATN. This vehicle will cut out and stall intermittentlly.When this happens the, if the car is allowed to sit for 10-15 minutes it will restart and may be fine for 2-3 days before this occ...
1992 BMW 318is 1.8L abs light on VIN: WBABE5311N
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all Customer dropped off vehicle with the check engine and abs lights on. I hooked up my Snap-on Modis to pull any stored codes. Engine code 200 was stored. This is an "internal DME control unit failure" . The test is to ...
1977 Buick Regal 5.7L engine VIN: 24557H7G15
This 77 Buick Regal belonged to a studentís grand-father. It sat in a garage for about 5 years before anyone tried to start it. When it did start, it ran well for several minutes before the kids realized the antifreeze was not circulating. The car was then sh...
1996 Buick Roadmaster Collector's Edition 5.7L heater VIN: 1G4BN52P8T
customer came in complaining of no heat found vehicle not up to operating temp replaced leaking water pump and thermostat flushed cooling system remove all trapped air in cooling system vehicle now comes up to temp still no heat found a/c system operating any ...
2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L radio VIN: 1G1NE52J2Y
need some help from you chevy guys i had this cars battery discnected for a couple days while i replaced the intake gaskets you all can sympathize with me right .( happens to be my sons car ) so when i returned the car to him i said put your code in your radio...
1999 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2C3HD46J7X
This is my fathers car and I am at a loss to just get a chance to test for this problem. After a hot soak the vehicle will either not start, or idle with a misfire for about a minute then it will dissapear. This is highly intermittant. I found a TSB that looke...
1988 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTCR14A6J
Hi Guys, This is my first time posting. I usually solve my problems referencing the Fix Database, outstanding resourse. This problem/repair is my own 1988 Ford Ranger. Yeah, it's fixed but it's a weird fix. I thought this might be a great help to someone out ... Trouble codes: 31 (Low EGR Flow)
1990 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHF25HOL
has anybody dealt with this before. i work in a chevrolet-gmc dealership and this vehicle was traded in and i dont have the information or equipment to properly diagnose this vehicle. Trouble codes: 12 (rpm unable to reach upper test limit), 31 (pfeevp or egr circuit below mininum voltage)
1992 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10A0N
This truck came into shop because of bad fuel pump. Replaced fuel pump and now have fuel pressure. Now comes the fun part, we have no injecter pulse. Checked fuses, injector harness & EEC relay. I have power at the injectors and when the ignition is turned on ... Trouble codes: 114 (ECT range), 116 (ACT range)
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5140T
Sorry but in a haste to post help i didnt fully disclose all information i had so i m posting same vehicle with additioncal information. Without proper information i had a couple of post that provided me with information which i had, but thanks to everyone tha... Trouble codes: P0340
1996 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FMDU35P6V
obvious hesitation from a stop. I can even simulate in shop in park by quickly snapping throttle, at times it sounds as though it is popping back up through the air snorkel (lean misfire?). No KOEO codes, no KOER codes. It did have a p0153 code (up O2 slow res...
2001 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Engine Service Light VIN: 3FAFP13P61
Hello All I had this 2001 Ford Escort Automatic that came with a engine light on, After i scan with the Modis, i got code PO761 Stuck shift Solenoid and code PO733 Incorrect Gear Ratio, the costumer was in a hurry, so i clear the code, road test the car all s...
2000 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L starter VIN: 1GTHG35R0Y
vehicle towed in due to no start. inspected vehicle and found battery and starter to be no good. after replacing both battery and starter, with ignition key out of the cylinder, starter began to crank. inspected wires at starter and repaired bad connection. pr...
1995 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4S2CG58V3S
Thanks for your time. I need help with some info on this systems operating components. Although no code is being set the baro reading on scan data will randomly change between 0.00v @ 3.1" Hg to 0.24v @ 4.4" Hg to 2.80v @ 18.4" Hg to 3.80v @ 24.1"Hg. This occu... Trouble codes: 44 (Lean Exhaust)
1992 Mazda B2200 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM2UF123XN
After warm up MIL comes on intermittently. No driveability issues. Runs great. Used Alldata to locate ground jumper (green: single wire) to flash out codes. No codes! If I start engine with jumper connected MIL goes out. Did find loose connection at IAC. Still...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L ingition switch VIN: WDBHA28EIR
hello group I am in need help with a mercedes c280 I replaced the electrical part of the ignition switch and when disconected all wires fall apart and i was not able to see which wire is in which pin at ingition switch, there are seven wires, if any one of you...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G2NE52MOT
Hello All, I have a Grand am thats giving me fits. It started as a hard start condition. It was toed to my shop. Once inside I got it running, it had a very extended crank time. Got it started, moved it on to a hoist, suspecting fuel problem.Put a fuel pressu...
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 ...
1994 Saab 900 S 2.3L 5-reverse VIN: YS3DD35B9S
will not shift in 5th or reverse aldata bullitin say to replace 4626321 linage 4626677 ball stud 4626537 willnot go in these gears and if you go under hood and help the linkage it goes right in gear and works ok to replace these parts it calls for you to remov...
1998 Subaru Legacy 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BC6858W
hello subaru experts-we installed a customer supplied engine-the other engine overheated and blew-installed the supplied engine and i drove it 30 miles with no problems- let it sit for awhile-restarted the engine to double check things before giving it back to... Trouble codes: P1101 (nuetral position switch circuit fault), P1100 (starter switch circuit fault), P0500 (vss fault), P0130 (o2 bank one fault), P0136 (o2 bank two fault), P1540 (vss fault)
2004 Toyota Hilux 3.0KZT 3000CC Misfire VIN: AHT33GNK00
Fixing other workshops headaches!! Vehicle was towed in from out of town workshop who had overhauled engine due to AQUAcooler failure (water leaked into engine)or overheating (customer not sure). Said they could not get engine to run properly, and had disconne...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCT21CX1
Im requesting the description on code P1255 Alldata has no description on this one. thank for the help. Trouble codes: P1255 (Manufacturer Control. Fuel /Air metering)
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L Lighting VIN: YV1LW55A8X
hello every one out there.. i have a VOLVO 1999 v70.. 2.4 eng (no turbo).. all i want to do is how to reset the service lite on.. (not chevk eng) thanks in advance

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2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Misfire VIN: 3GNEC16T6Y
Sorry it took so long to close this request. I have not repaired the vehicle as of yet. I replaced the fuel pump and regulator (TWICE, mainly because of low fuel pressure). Even with two new pumps and regulators, the pressure never changed, but it was going to... Trouble codes: P0300 (misfire).
2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L fans VIN: 2G1WH55K81
well i guess techniclly the cooling fan and temp guage problem wasnt fixed but it dissappeared.shop installed a transmision fuid pump to circulate tranny fluid through the tranny while its being towed behind motor home and they had the battery disconnected so ...
1995 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES47C6S
thank you to everyone who replied i tried every sugestion and also replaced the magnet on the back of cam still had same code so i retarded the cam timing one tooth to see what would happen the car ran fine and the light did not come back on so i left it that ... Trouble codes: 11 (timing belt skiped 1 tooth).
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L Lighting VIN: 2B4GP4436W
Had a couple good replies on this one, ranging from BCM to relay to power distribution center. Did some more tests using mitchell and felt pretty confident it was the BCM (at least that's what the flowchart said). So I ordered one from the dealer, when I insta...
1998 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1B4HS28Z9W
Thanks to all for the helpful suggestions. Unfortunately the customer decided he did not want to pay for any further diagnostic time so he opted to go to the dealer. Turns out they had done an evaporator core and had the dash out. Did not find out if that had ...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B4GP44G2X
well it is fixed jose [...] hit the nail right on the head, the flywheel was broken . so i guess in a way it had jumped time .and i thought about checking the flexplate last week but didnt because it didnt make the noise like flexplate... Trouble codes: FD, FD, 1391 (generic sidecmp or ckp sensor signal intermittent).
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Stall, Misfire VIN: 3B7KF2366X
Thanks to all those who responded with advise. This is a hard problem to diagnose and is still not running properly. The slight miss is still there- especially when warmed up. Those responding suggested being sure fuel supply is sufficient- It seems to be. Als...
2001 Dodge Stratus R/T 3.0L 1-2 shift and convertor engagement VIN: 4B3AG52H01
Information recieved did not assist me in the repair of this vehicle. WhatI can say about this vehicle is as follows. The torque convertor shudder was not present before the transmission fluid was changed. The fluid that was put in was atf+4 which is what the ...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Hesitation VIN: 2FMDA5140T
I havent had the chance to do the repair on this vehicle but what i learned is that this vehicle have a a high probability of failure with the cam sensor. Cam sensor tend to break sometimes . It will break into the syncronizer and damage the syncronizer and yo... Trouble codes: P0340.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L front end VIN: 1FTPF27L9X
ok guys here we go. man i got so many replies i had to hurry up and fis this one. thank all for the help. i tried to thank everyone but the replies just keep comeing in. so thank everyone who helped. no the fix to this problem was easy. but the problem was som...
2002 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L window wipers VIN: 2FAFP71W93
Thanks for everyones replys. Most stated the wiper motor is at fault. I will be replacing it next time they bring car to us. Had one reply from Leonard from Arkansas stating be very carefull when retightening the 7 phillips head screws that secure the wiper ...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21P64
Hello all. Thank you very much for the replies and valuable advise. I have not yet fixed the problem mostly due to the holidays and work taking all my spare time. The vehicle runs OK except for an occational 'hiccup' now and then so I have left it on the backb... Trouble codes: 299 (un documented).
1991 GMC S15 Jimmy 4.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GKCS18Z6M
I got a number of good suggestions, some, such as checking for vaccum leaks, checking egr operation, fuel pump pressure/volume I did recheck. The problem ended up being in the reman distributor I'd put in. I noticed that when the EST by-pass connector was unpl...
2000 GMC Jimmy Diamond Edition 4.3L Stall VIN: 1GKDT13W2Y
Most of you said ignition module, We could not get it to fail. Talked to customer she opted to replace module, she has had the car for a week. No news is good news. THANKS TO EVERYONE RON
1985 Honda Accord 1.8L oil filter VIN: JHMCA5622H
thanks to all that set there thots on this problem . the honda needed a oil reg the costomer declind the cost was about hondas book on this car.8 replies thanks agen
1991 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L active suspension VIN: JNKNG01C2M
Because of the complexity of the system and the age of the vehicle, the customer has elected to not have the vehicle repaired. Conversions may be avalailable to change the system to regular struts and the shop owner is going to investigate this for the custome...
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L no starter action VIN: 4S2CK58W5Y
Rechecked grounds as per one suggestion and found that although ground was secure and good at alt. bracket, for some reason it was not being carried through to the block!! Ran secondary ground over to a/c bracket and all is good. All lights stopped flickering ...
2000 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L brake lamps/shift interlock VIN: 1LNFM81W5W
Sorry I did not close sooner I was waiting to see if the problem was fixed. Since only the connector was melting I felt that either the connector or the switch was heating up and causing the problem. Originally another technician replaced the switch with one f...
1997 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8ARO5Y8V
well, it show you that a half of a tooth off is a big deal. for some reason that timimg belt won't go on the marks exactly. so instead of a 1/2 tooth retarded i advanced it a 1/2 tooth. so far so good, the mil would turn on as soon as it got into closed loop. ... Trouble codes: P0300.
1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31D4V
customer has not returned yet, which means light still out for now, however when it returns, i will doulbe check all the replies i recieved which include; that the knock sensor code is probably being set by lack of egr. no the engine does not die out when open... Trouble codes: P0400, P0325.
2001 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 3.4L No Start VIN: 1G3NF52E51
Thankyou to the replies I recived, all where very helpful. The U1000 was caused by corrosion in the fuse box on the 10 amp fuse letter H or number 20.After changing the fuse box the car would start all the time but the security light would elluminate.I recheck... Trouble codes: B2960 (security system sensor data incorrect but valid), U1000 (Class 2 Data Link malfunction), P1189 (Engine oil pres switch circuit).
2002 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2JB52432
sorry fore the delay in getting back with this e-mail.I was waiting for the customer to return.Most of the responses recomended cat replacement,gm just replaced the cat before it came to my shop.after replacing the fuel pump the pressure was 66 lb. at idle ,cl... Trouble codes: 420 (cat efficiency).
1991 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L front and rear VIN: JT3VN39W3M
got a few diagrams to help with the actuall connector. information is always a good thing to get from the customer. he had replace the washer motors and installed them backwards in the resivior. lost all my hair due to no information. thanks agian and god bles...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSF29MSY
thanks for the responses, all refered to glow plug relay as the timer, also common for relay to fail when glowplugs go bad, I had on intended to replace glowplugs being they never shut off, vw is quite proud of the relay, glowplugs are avaialable after market,... Trouble codes: 380 (glow plug circuit a).
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L turn signals VIN: YV1TS90D5X
Curt Anderson was nice enough to respond with the following info...and it indeed did fix the problem... ... Steve, we have seen this problem a number of times. It seems the CAN goes down for the SWM,(Steering Wheel Module). Try pulling and reinstalling the f...
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