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1990 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WAUKE5441L
Audi techs, I do not have much to go on because I have not seen the car. This is a friends car and i thought maybe it might be something common on these. I do not work on Audis too much. Anyway this Audi seems to die when coming to a stop or slowing down. The ...
1998 Audi A4 1.8L Hard Start VIN: WAUCB28D2W
Hello all, The check engine light has been on since before Christmas, with no running problems noted except the occasional hard start. Cranks OK, just takes longer to catch and run. Assumed Dad may have been up to a little amateur diagnostic work of his own, s... Trouble codes: P0116 (Coolant Sensor), P1425 (Evap. Purge Valve Short to Ground), P1547 (Boost Presure Reg. Valve Short to Ground), P1472 (Evap Leak Pump Short to Ground), P0102 (MAF Too Low), P0134 (O2 Sensor B1S1 No Activity)
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Air Bag VIN: WBAGF61090
I'm not very sure about this, but as fas as I know I have to check driver seatbelt, I did it but there was no sensor in the seatbelt mecanism. I need a general description for this code and also specific procedure and data in order to test this specific circui...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADD532XV
Hi guys! got a wierd Siemens system. Seems DME feeding back 5V onto post O2 sensor wires causing them to read double what they should. DME condemns the CAT's. When DME disconnected the 5V goes away. Has anyone had this sort of problem? Can I reprogram a used D... Trouble codes: 233 (catalyst inefficiency cylinders 1-3), 234 (catalyst inefficiency cylinders 4-6)
1999 Buick Regal LS 3.8L service engine soon and airbag lights on VIN: 2G4WB52K5X
Hi guys, the "service vehicle soon" lamp is staying on and the airbag light stays on. Cleared airbag B1001 code; airbag light goes off but SVS lamp stays on. Is there anything else contributing to this? There are no engine/powertrain codes, but there is a B100...
1996 Cadillac Fleetwood 5.7L abs.traction control VIN: 1G6DW52P4T
Hello friends and Happy New Year to all.We have a 96 fleetwood brougham,rwd cadillac that appears to be setting a code 27 left front speed sensor circuit malfunction.we performed all testing in alldata for the wheel speed sensor on the l side.According to alld...
1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Anti Theft VIN: 1G6KD54Y7X
Need Help Car came in running but when you shut it down the info tells you to remove key and wait 3 min.then will restart shows code 1632 any info will be help full
1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L abs & traction control VIN: 1G6KY5499X
After completing a brake job on this vehicle the amber ABS and TRACTION lights came on along with: SERVICE STEERING SYSTEM and SERVICE STABILIZER SYSTEM in the message center. The only other thing disconnected beside the pad sensors were the rear speed sensors...
1988 Chevrolet Van G10 4.3L lock bolt, spider gear shaft
I had a customer come in with a seized LR brake. Upon inspection he needs complete rear brakes and a LR e-brake cable. It has a leaking RR axel seal on a 10 bolt diff. So I pulled the diff cover and took out the lock bolt that holds in the spider gear shaft an...
1993 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L door locks and defrost switch VIN: 1G1JL5444P
when applying the door lock switches on either side of car the relay just clicks, also when shifting to reverse or drive the relay clicks but locks dont operate in open or close. The drivers door lock opens but not smoothly the passenger side is very smooth. M...
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Transmission VIN: 1GNDT13W3S
When starting out after first started the transmission goes through all gears normally - after coming to stop transmission starts out in third gear - it does not shift down from 3rd to 2nd. Customers complait is no power somtimes when fist starting out. The co...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Hesitation VIN: 1GNDT13W2T
Vehicel came in from another shope,no start . we fixed no start with crank sensor. tech say timeing is right,start fine but when test driveing bogs down when excellorate. Trouble codes: N0N
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Flaky guage VIN: 1GNDT13W9W
Checking to see if anyone has run into this problem recently. I have a blazer that I have just replaced the fuel pump on and the fuel guage intermittently showing fuel, then empty and bounces back and forth. I am not coming up with any type of code while readi...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Bellhousing Bolt VIN: 1GNDT13W0Y
Trying to pull the engine on this S10 Blazer 4X4. How do I gain access to the bellhousing bolt at the drivers' feet? In the past on several GM's I'll wail on the spot with a bar & hammer to gain clearance, but in this case the angle & restricted area are prohi...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L air box VIN: 2GCEK19T81
we have a 2001 k1500 with cold air entering the cab above heater box and keeping the passenger side colder than the drivers side we have check all the gaskets and air intake for leaks and have found nothing. heater and a/c controls all work well. is there a bo...
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13Z82
hello gm tech's i had my friends 01 5.3 tahoe in last week and it had p0300 and idled rough looked at misfire data and only injectors that were ok were 3&8 the others had misfires inthe thousands///i cleaned the injececters with the fuel rail looped//with bg c... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L Starting VIN: 1GBJK34151
I jumped in the truck monday morning(5 Degrees outside), waited for the "wait to start" light to go out and it fired right up. It ran for about 20 seconds and died. It will not restart. I figured gelled fuel so we towed it inside. After sitting for 6 hours and...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L low coolant light when hot, long warm up time VIN: 1GBJK33141
I think I'm getting turbo pressure in my coolant system, is this possible? Low water light come on & blows a lot of air bubbles into overflow tank, but coolant level is OK. Vehicle has never overheated. Warm up time is slow since the problem started. Engine wa...
1988 Dodge Dynasty 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B3BU4639J
we need help with this one. this car came in as a no start. well it started but it ran rough we were led to a tps code found a corroded wire. now car runs great after that fix. go to restart car and no start. no codes. wire traced entire harness, replaced comp...
1990 Dodge Dynasty 3.0L No Start VIN: 1B3XC4631L
Hi guys! We had this one waiting for a couple months for an engine. We finally did the engine swap and now we have no spark. We know for sure that the previous engine ran good, just had a few rods knocking. All the electrical parts & wiring harnesses were sw...
2001 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L dash is dead VIN: 1B4GPZ5R11
Hello to allthe chryco grurus:heres our problem.the dash on this caravan will not come alive.There is no fuel,temp,speedo or tach operation,along with no high beam indicator,oil light or cel light.The vehicle came in for a cel light on,scanned for codes and th...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L AC Control VIN: 2B8GP54L11
This van has a problem with the AC control being lit up all the time. The control is also functional as far as the display is concerned. Turning the fan control or other functions changes the display. The control gets power on circuit f504 from the BCM. This s...
2004 Dodge Durango SLT 5.7L rear wiper VIN: 1D4HB48D94
Hello Dodge Techs, Please read through this request before replying. This is the NEW style Durango. I have a 2004 Durango(HB) that the rear wiper is inop. My findings indicate that the Front Control Module is not grounding the rear wiper relay to turn it on. I...
1988 Ford Thunderbird LX 5.0L battery draw VIN: 1FABP62F5J
I have a 88 t-bird with an intermittant 3.8 amp draw. Which has occured once. I have tried to trace the draw when it happeded and it went away before I could trace it. I have a normal 20 milliamp draw from fuse # 8 which is for the radio memory and the digital...
1992 Ford F Super Duty Custom 7.5L speed sensor VIN: 2FDLF47G8N
This is a 79 bronco with a 1992 460 and e4od trans. The factory computer system is in and operating properly. The problem that exists is that without the input from the factory dash cluster (psom) for the speed input we don't have the trans shifting properly. ...
1994 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L tranfer case VIN: 1FMEU15H3R
this unit will intermitatly hit nutral and make noise grinding or ratcheting noise hit the 4wd button and the car then begins to move again help please
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDU34X9R
hello,have a real head scratcher.when in gear and in defrost mode only, idle will surge 100-300 rpms.does not occur in any other hvac mode and also the a/c compressor is not cycled in when the problem is occurring.if i cycle the clutch on with the surging pro...
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.5L speedometer VIN: 3FALP65L5S
Good evening fellow techs having aproblem with this contour. Vechile came in for harsh shifts customer noted it happened after the battery went dead found a fuse blown replaced fuse took care of the harsh shifhts but won't let go into overdrive hooked up scann...
1996 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L windshield wiper/washers, interior lighting
I have replaced GEMs before on this vintage and model, but I am being told by my OE supplier that they now require dealer reflash on replacment. The last one I replaced was a drop-in. Has Ford switched to generic GEM on this model ? Will it need reflash to wor...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L wipers VIN: 1FTCR10AXT
This pickup came in with the wipers coming on intermittently when the wiper switch is turned off. When you turn the wipers to on passed the delay part of the switch the wipers come on and the windshield washer motor runs all the time. We have replaced the mult...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Charging VIN: 1FTJW36F4V
truck came in for fuel pump leak repaired when started noticed charge indicator slow to come up stuck on 9v after 40 to 50 sec like turning a switch on it would start charging assumed regulator alt was under warranty so i replaced it still doing the same thing...
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L speedometer VIN: 1FDKF38F6V
Hello fellow techs, I have this F350 with no speedometer, code 500 set, transmission shifting problems, abs light comes on. I started to check the system out, and just wondered if there is anything common about these trucks for no speedo. I tested the rear axl...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L abs VIN: 1FTDX1769V
brakes works really good at slow speeds..up to 30 mph locks up good and you can feel the abs working by padel pulsation..over 45 mph no abs ..does not want to stop padel does not go to the floor..firm padel..can not feel abs working...will not stop on panic st...
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Timing chain VIN: 1FM2U32E7W
Hello everyone Vehicle came in with a check engine (codes P0304, P0205, & P0206) and running rough. We replaced the spark plugs and wires and the vehicle ran fine for a few days. It is now back with the same problem. This Explorer has the typical noisy timing ...
1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L Misfire VIN: 2FMDA51U9W
Hello everyone. I am having a problem with my windstar. It runs well until it warms up. The engine will suddenly misfire on cylinders 2 and 6. The engine light will immediately flash. Minutes later it runs then misfires intermittenely. Fair enough. I tested fo... Trouble codes: P0302, P0306
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Differential VIN: 1FTNW21F2X
help!!! i am working on this superduty that has a loud "bearing" noise in the front when coasting between 50mph and 30mph. it also has a fast vibe in the steering wheel at the same time as the noise. it has to be in 4x4 to do it, but if you manually lock in th...
1999 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L EPC & Convertor VIN: 1FCKE39L3X
This Econoline came in with the gear shifter light flashing and we checked for codes and got a PO743 TCC electical failure and a P1747 Pressure control solenoid short. We removed the oil pan and tested the resistance of the solenoids which were all 20 ohms and...
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, rich exh. VIN: 1FTZF1824Y
Hi gang,this sucka is running "RICH"!Customers complaint was;ck. eng. light has come-on+running rough,Pulled codes=po172+po175=both banks "system too rich. So i did the usual ck. of live data/ freeze-frame etc, power balance/compr. tests=o.k. , did fuel pressu... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175, P0401, P0402
2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L fuel injection VIN: 1FDAF56F61
Thanks in advance for any insight you can give me on this. This is one of our shop trucks so we are attempting to solve this problem ourselves even though we are not totally equipted to do so. Last year in early spring the engine started to become hard to star...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Charging VIN: 1FTNS21F32
Hello and thanks in advance for taking the time to read this post. I have a 2002 F250 that keeps eating alternators. I am posting this for a friend of mine who owns this truck. It has been back to the dealer way to many times. I know the engine harness was rep...
2002 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1FTRE14292
This vehicle is part of our fleet, Devloped a misfire on #6 cyl. only under slight load (1000) RPM. New EGR seamed to cure it for a week don`t know why it came back. While it`s missing if EGR is unpluged it clears up (lean miss). My question, Could the intake ... Trouble codes: P0301
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L srs VIN: 1FAFP33P33
This car had minor frontal collision that triggered seat belt tensioners but not the air bags. After replacing tensioners, crash sensors and control module we now have a rapid flashing SRS failure light. Code B2141 present that was not there before repairs. Al...
1994 GMC K2500 Suburban SLE 7.4L fail safe harsh shift&code 86 wont go away VIN: 1GKGK26N2R
hi every one we are banging our head against the wall. we rebuilt the transmission 4l80e late style. replaced all solenoids ect. after we were done installing the transmission we tested for dtc's and found code 86. erased then drove again and it came back. so ...
2001 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L hvac controller VIN: 1GKEK13T31
when operating this trucks heater controls, the controller lights will just flash. if you have it on the vent setting, everything will operate (recirc, a/c request button, fresh air intake will all light up and doors will actually move) as soon as the mode set...
2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.0L front axle VIN: 1GTHK24U72
replacing front axle seals on this unit, the circlip that holds axle has flat edge on it so clip wont colapse when axle removed, has anyone found any tricks to remove these easyly. thanks in advance
1988 Honda Accord DX 2.0L clicking under hood VIN: JHMCA5628J
The emmision black box on the right firewall buzzes constantly and some of the engine control solenoids on the engine are clicking intermittently as well. One in particular is the valve that lets air into the exhaust. It should be working most of the time at i...
1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Surge VIN: 2HGEJ643XT
car came in with mil light on, checked all the obviuos, air leaks ect customer says the car will randomly surge up and down while engine is hot and has been dricen for over 1/2 hour anybody seen anything like this? car starts and runs good from cold. I have ch... Trouble codes: P0505
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Surge VIN: 1HGCD5532T
After cold start with in 2 minutes warm up at 1500 rpm the idle will surge 200 to 300 rpm. More so when its warm. Found that unpluging the map sensor idle stabilizers. Pinched off all vacumn sources with no change. All parameters seem to be in range with no co...
1998 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD1855W
Hi to all.This CR-V came in last month as a no start.Due to extreme cold & lack of maintenance, it flooded& wouldn,t start.Original battery was tested & replaced(not before scan to extract codes).Original cap, rotor & wires were replaced as well as plugs.All w... Trouble codes: P0116 (ECT Range/Performance)
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1653W
Hello Group- Things are slow in the Lexus world, so I am helping the used car dept. This Accord has the engine MIL on, generic scan tool says P1491 is stored. This code seems to be a Honda proprietary code with no definition on the scanner. Can anyone give som... Trouble codes: P1491 (Unknown)
2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG16521
Car came in with mil on,code 171 lean.Car runs good long term trim was at 20,short term at 30 and above at idle.at cruise both trim values drop close to zero.smoke test intake for leaks and none were found.blocked off egr valve just to make sure there was no l... Trouble codes: P0171
2002 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L No Start, Stall VIN: KMHWF35HX2
Hello all, I have a 2002 hyundai sonata with a intermittent no start problem. This car came in on a tow truck 4days ago started as soon as I got in it, No check engine light on car runs great. I put the scanner on it and got two codes 560 system voltage proble... Trouble codes: 560 (System voltage problem)
1988 Jeep Wrangler 4.2L front differential VIN: 2CCCZ81J2J
Hi everyone, looking for some help with a Wrangler. It has a terrible clanging noise that appears to be coming from the front diff area only during 4X4 use. It is worse on decel and doesn't do it constantly, but most of the time. Found the RF U-Joint bad so it...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FF48SY1
Customer cooked old engine, replaced, vehicle ran fine, came back 4 days later with MIl. #6 misfire, sync is good, for PCM per red brick. Odthing is # 6 misfires rapidly during decel. at cruise is ok & acel ok, no missfires then. Is this from CMP sensor?? see ... Trouble codes: P, 0306 (6 cyl misfire)
1999 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L height control VIN: SALPV1140X
vehicle tends to drop overnight, and also takes a while to lift. The suspension indicator lights stays on, and it automatically bleeds off and drops again. When battery terminal is taken off and put back on the systems starts to work and then malfunctions. Als...
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L CPU, Immobilizer? transponder key? VIN: JT8BF28G1W
HELP!!! Original complaint: CHECK ENGINE light On. 1. scanned for codes: 1410: EGR system. 2. Ran through snap on scanner diagnostics. EGR passed tests, but no vac to EGR. 3. No info or wiring diagram available for the electric vac switch that controls v...
1990 Mazda B2200 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM2UF3236C
truck runs too lean, runs rough at idle and sets o2 sensor code. verified that there were no vacuum leaks. There is so much o2 in exhaust o2 sensor never gives any voltage. verified o2 was ok by replacing with new. maf sensor ok verified with known good unit. ...
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L engine assembly VIN: 1YVFP80C53
mitchell not updated enough for this application.. i am simply looking for labor times to replace the engine assy, and any out of the ordinary procedures needed to accomplish this task. thank you csz
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Surge VIN: WDBEA32E5R
Hi Guys. I have a bad surging problem at idle(400-1200rpm) car drives fine otherwise. Engine starts well cold & does not start surging until the engine warms up to about 60 degrees C. The colder the temp. the longer period before the surge starts. Customer sta...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No passing gear acce VIN: WDBJF55F8V
Using a Snapon 2500 I get no fault codes, the MIL light is not on. The car starts and drives well up to about 2/3 throttle. Will go 80 plus mph easily. But if the throttle is fully opened, it does not gain speed. Particularly if the transmission kicks down to ...

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1999 Acura TL 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 199UUA5647
thanks to all, almost all said to remove plenum,to see dealer for extended free warranty(80000-[...]),to use speedo cable on drill and one of you suggest to send the intake to machine shop to soak on hot tank.the owner of the car will go to the dealer fo...
1996 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEA88D0T
I was finding stray voltage on the crank signal and when I disconnected the speed sensor it went away. After checking the wiring and finding no fault I pulled the ECU and found trace water on the connector for the crank and cam sensors! Turns out he had instal... Trouble codes: P1391.
1995 BMW 325is 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABF4322S
thank you for all your replies.we checked for vacuum leaks and found that the rubber hose that goes to the idle valve was leaking where the plastic fitting goes into the intake,found a bad o-ring there,replaced it and car ran fine.customer has not been back.th... Trouble codes: 1215 (mass air sensor).
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L accessories VIN: WBADD62060
Nearly all the replies on this one were correct. The fault was with the ignition switch. It was getting very bad voltage drop through an accessory circuit, which caused the multiple faults we were experiencing. Thanks to all who replied.
1993 Buick Regal 3.1L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2G4WB54T1P
Hello, Thanks again to everyone that replied and tried to help. We found the park/neutral switch connector was corroded and telling the computer the transmission was always in gear. Replaced the switch and connector, performed an idle relearn with the tech2 an... Trouble codes: 32 (EGR Malfunction).
1995 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Transaxle Speed Sensor Circuit Problem VIN: 1G6KS52Y1S
Thank You!!! The Caddy is FIXED!!! The customer was undedided for a while and didn't know if he wanted to put that kind of money into the vehicle or not but he finally dedided to go ahead with the repairs. Special thanks to Theodore from California and Michael...
1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L clutch pedal VIN: 1GTDC14Z1K
I know this is going to be against everything we preach and alot of you guys too, but we went with an aftermarket slave cylinder and the darn thing was fixed. I know you're thinking it was in the bleed procedure, but we used the same procedure and no problems ...
1996 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCGG35K9T
Well this one turned out to be something I would have not expected. I kept chasing power and ground circuits that were constantly changing on me. We had another identical van come in and I decided to swap ECMs. Van started right up so we got a new ECM installe...
1996 Chevrolet Beretta 3.1L valves VIN: 1G1LV15MXT
reassembled the valve cover first thing this morning, squirted some atf in lifter valley as recommended by my manager before reassembly. tried cranking right away sounded like it had some compression now, so i put a hose on the exhaust and tried to start, had ...
1996 Chrysler Town & Country 3.8L wipers VIN: 1C4GP54LXT
yes, there is supposed to be 12 volts comming out of body control module on pin 7 going to wiper mux switch. There is a ground on pin 9. The different resistors in the switch drop the voltage on pin 7. A body control module from chrysler fixed this vehicle. Th...
1998 Daewoo Nubira 2.0L Air cond compressor VIN: KLAJF35ZEX
It was indeed the pressure control valve as many of the replies suggested. George [...] advises that the compressor runs continually while the a/c is on and the control valve varies the internal swept volume thus working harder or softer as required by the ...
1998 Dodge Caravan SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP4539W
Since the problem is so intermittant I told the customer to continue driving it until it acts up mor frequently. Most respnse suggested looking at the instrument cluster. Which is where i think the problem will be. If it starts to occur more often he will drop... Trouble codes: P1698.
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L cyl. head VIN: 1B7HC13YXW
Thanks for all 23 replies.They were all very informative.Due to costs of new heads I found a machine shop here in Houston that was able to repair the heads. The cracks were repaired and valve seats installed and valves adjusted to compensate for seats. One rep...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L abs VIN: 1B7HC16Y2X
I would like to thank all whoo replied to this help request. The key to fixing this vehicle was correct information from the customer. When he brought the truck in, we asked if he had experienced a speedometer problem of any kind that may be related. He said h...
2001 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.9L fourwheel drive VIN: 1B7GG2AX21
The vehicle is fixed! Thanks to the following for their help: Bob [...] who explained how this system works. He said that the shift motor is controlled by TCCM. The TCCM needs to see a neutral/clutch switch signal for 4 Low operation. If a fault occurs durr...
1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L transfercase VIN: 1FMDU34A6S
Hi, and thanks for the responses !! As suspected it was the transfer case. There were shattered parts on the clutch side drive shaft. The surprising thing was that on the lift all 4 wheels turned and there was NO unusual sounds coming from the case!!! I replac...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L Master cylinder? VIN: 1FDEE14L7V
Well, we have installed the master cylinder. Elongated the holes abit. So far so good, I will let you know if otherwise.
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMZU72X8Y
Hi Guy's, thanks for the help, you were right. I scoped the wheel speed sensors, LF had a small glitch. Replaced road test all good. May be I was looking to much into it, but I still dont understand why when the truck went into ABS the Genysis data for all the...
2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start, NO START COLD VIN: 1FMZU74E9Y
thank you all the info helped greatly we installed another new maf sensor that brought the ambient temp back to with in 5 degrees of the cts and the iat. we also installed a new air idle control that two things worked thank you again for all the imput its grea...
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L oil pump VIN: 1FTYR14E31
thanks to you who replyed we did r & i engine to renew pump was told too look up as explorer and we found all the info we needed
1989 GMC K1500 Sierra SLE 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GTDK14K6K
Thanks again guys, I replaced the distributor shaft with a new oem part and took note that the reluctor magnet on the new shaft was much stronger than the original. The truck no longer starts hard and I am confident the no start condition is history. Once agai...
1994 Honda Accord LX 2.2L coolant fans VIN: JHMCD563XR
Thanks for everyone that replied.Most said that the fans can cycle for up to 20 minutes after the car is shut off.When we finally turned the car loose,the fans were just cycling for right at 4 minutes.If it does come back later for the same thing(which I think...
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L mil light on VIN: 1HGCG1654Y
thanks for all the information guys, we tried to get honda to warranty this, but it was out of the 100k limit and she was the second owner, she took vehicle to a trans shop and they are rebuilding it now, leson learned for her she should have had us do a prepu...
1997 Hyundai Sonata 2.0L no power
all replies were appreciated. however all areas mentioned had been visited in triplecate. it is extremely difficult for me to call it quits on this one. it isn't fixed. will be returned to owner. thanks guys and gals
2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: SALNY22242
The selling dealer finally got around to replacing the fuel module and owner reports car running fine at all times.However the owner also states that the fuel guage now reads backwardsi.e.reads empty when full and visa versa. This one is out of my hands.I wi... Trouble codes: P0303, P1472 (VIS power valve always open).
1992 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L timing belt VIN: JM3LV5236N
Most of the replies hit the nail on the head, being a standard Trany and parking on a incling the engine turns over backwards and loosens off the tensioner. I have run this for a couple of days now and everything seems ok. Thanks again to everyone that respond...
1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22C2X
Because the symptom was so intermittant we took the lazy way out and kept running it until it failed - it failed with no fuel pressure. Pump had power and ground, replaced the pump. In retrospect we should have checked the pump wave form at the relay in the en...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E220 2.2L engine management VIN: WDB1240222
Morning all, The fault with this vehicle turned out to be a wiring harness worn through in multiple places, which in turn had damaged the ECU. The owner has declined a repair as the harness is $1650.00 and the ECU is over $4000.00!! We offered to repair the ha...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Ride Control VIN: WDBNG70J91
Kevin, Victor and Raymond hit the nail on the head. After finding the correct relay and testing it, found relay stuck in closed position.We found no water intrusion in the relay box. After replacing the relay ,maxi fuse and pump per Kevin, vehicle operated as ...
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D6V
thank you for your help but customer has not returned to the shop so i must close this poste with no new info, however i have experienced some problems with these cars ex: po325 and po505 a knock sensor had to be replaced on one and the other needed a harness ... Trouble codes: N0NE.
1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme S 3.4L Timing Belt VIN: 1G3WT34X7P
Sorry I'm late at posting a fix. The truth is the car is still here. While I'm confident that the advice given to me is indeed a fix, I will never know. All the replies I received were nearly the same. I believe pulleys and a tensioner would have fixed the pro...
2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3WH52H81
hey all sorry it took so long for this fix. We installed another new air pump. Along with further investigation I found that all the rplys were dead on. The check valve nearist the a/p was stuck open causing exhaust & water to be pushed back into the a/p aga... Trouble codes: P0410.
2003 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.2L Starting VIN: 1G3NL52E33
Once again IATN members come through!! I posted my request for info on the GM Passlock system after I left work and when I got to work the next day the information I needed to get the customer back in their vehicle was waiting for me. What a resource we have. ...
1985 Saab 900 2.0L poor starting after VIN: YS3AM35J9F
Hi all Thanks for all the help and info that was supplied. What I did to it to fix the floading when it came in was replace O2, temp sensor, spark plugs, change oil, cleaned fuel distributor plate, set ignition timing. I also set the idle speed down, becau...
2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JTEHH20V31
Thanks for all the replies. Rick from Maryland hit the nail on the head with this. Same day we received this info cyl 2 misfired for approx 5 min. then smoothened out. Replaced #2 coil finally Fixed the problem.
2004 Toyota Hilux 3.0KZT 3000CC Misfire VIN: AHT33GNK00
Not many replies, but thank you to the four who did. Had a blown ECU, which we had repaired. Although vehicle was slightly better (revved to 2000rpm after repair) it still wasn't a 'fix'! Removed diesel pump and sent away for testing. Turns out the pump had be...
1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L lack of power VIN: WVWGG83A9T
I Do appreciate all the replies but they have been no help. I have had the old head rebuilt and will replace it with the rebuilt one on the car in the next couple of days. Thats the only thing we changed so I thought I would start over and try again. I will po...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L ignition switch VIN: 3VWPA81H6X
Hey guys, Thanks to everyone who replied to me on this jetta.Everyone had the same fix to removing the collar by using pullers,splitters,jaws,and hammers.A couple of techs even reminded me about sring tension and depth of the collar while reinstalling.And ever...
1989 Volvo 760 2.3L alternator VIN: YV1GA8745K
Thank you for all that replied, too many to mention. About half of replies suggested printed circuit board on dash and others were alternator. Tested red wire from dash to alt and good. All engine grounds tested good. Installed new circuit board and now altern...
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