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1995 Acura Legend LS 3.2L Unknown VIN: JH4KA7674S
Hello techs. i've got this legend that in drive or overdrive during lockup usually up a hill with a moderate load shudders very badly. the vehicle usually needs to be fully warmed up and it is fairly intermitent. i felt pretty confident that it was a problem w...
2002 Audi A4 3.0L alarm,windows,dome lights VIN: WAULT68E22
we have this audi that seems to be possesed,intermittently,whether you are driving the car or it is parked the alarm system will go off by itself.when this happens the dome lights flash on and off,the windows wont work correctly-they will work,but the express ...
1987 Buick Regal Limited 3.8L reverse VIN: 1G4GM11A2H
Hey, I need some old school tranny guys help. I have this 1987 Buick LeSabre that had no reverse. I dis-assembled the trans and found that the low and reverse clutches were wiped out, so I overhauled the trans. Now it has reverse when it is cold, but once the ...
1997 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L dash lights VIN: 1G6KS52YXV
Dash lamps do not come on when any full spectrum lighting is available. Inside the bay the lights work correctly, under a cover the lights work correctly. By putting black tape over the photocell the lights worked correctly. We replaced photocell but it did no...
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 Celebrity 2.5L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1AW51R2J
the vehicle is burn very rich in fuel, its getting hard to start since the light has come on. in 4 days he is going through a tank a gas which it is looking like 10 to 15 miles a gallon. the customer travels about 25 miles round trip. opun trying the read the ... Trouble codes: 12 (i can only get this if i use a jumper wire)
1994 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Stall VIN: 1GCCS14W5R
This truck came on the hook after a battery install started the truck. After the truck warms up it cut off by losing fuel pressure. Checks the fuel pump relay at the RH side of engine compartment, it appears ok I have switch with other relays but no improvemen...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Lifters VIN: 2G1WL52M95
We just did intake manifold gaskets. Had it done in one day, but the problem we have is that there is no oil pressure getting to the rockers. We have it at the lifters and the oil pressure is 40-45 at idle and 30 cranking engine. Took valve covers off and foun...
1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WW12M9T
When I got this vehicle I was told that it failed the emmision test and that the mil was on. Scanned for codes, none found. While observing scanner data I noticed that the idle did not want drop below 1300rpm and if you tried to control the IAC the rpm would o... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 lean)
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19R7V
this vehicle was in our shop 1yr ago and replace engine with jasper reman came back few weeks later and found bad #7 and #8 injectors - replaced injectors - came back 1 month later and found #5 injector weak - had miss fires and those cylinders - truck came ba... Trouble codes: P0300
1998 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L axle VIN: 1GBFG15R4W
We traded one problem for another. Axle was replaced with a Jasper reconditioned unit to solve a previous noise problem. The vehicle has returned with a bad vibration at 70+ mph. He had the tires rotated and balanced by another shop first with no change. We ha...
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L abs VIN: 2GNEC16T62
customer complains when braking just before it comes to complete stop at slow speed at 2 to 3 miles in hour the brake pedal pulsate, I drove the truck on a dry road & i noticed that The ABS is activated when you come to stop, just wright before it comes to com...
1995 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.8L heater VIN: 1C4GK54L8S
this vehicle has both rear a/c and heat. rear heat has the same condition as the front. the problem is the heater output temp drops as you drive down the road. in the shop output temp is 153 degrees at middle vent. engine temp runs 190 to 210 degrees in the sh...
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...
1989 Dodge Aries LE 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1P38K46K0K
Hello everybody, I hope everyone had a good holiday season. This K-car is driving me nuts. This car doesn’t start when it is cold, unless the gas is depressed, then it runs like a bag of crap for a few seconds, or until the engine is revved a couple of times....
1990 Dodge W150 S 5.2L battery VIN: 1B7GE16Y2L
Hi fellows! I don't kmow why chrysler make the charging system so complicated to make a diagnostic in it. The thing is that a friend of my asked me just to replace the alternator(a new one) on this truck, so I did it, check it and found that it was not charg...
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...
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L 1-2 shift VIN: 1B4HS28Z3X
I have read other posts and see the problem with this truck. the presure test closely matches mph up to 50mph then the scanner desired presure jumps to 127 but actual presure stays at 55psi which matches my gage. What controls this would it be mechanical or so...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Inspection failure VIN: 1FALP52U8V
This car fails the California smog inspection on monitors not run only. The emissions are near zeros, no mil, no drivablility problem, yet not one of the monitors has run. This is checked not only with the BAR97 smog machine but with my NGS scanner. Now, I can... Trouble codes: P1000
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Drivers Window VIN: 1FMFU18L1V
Checked all power and grounds. All fuses, relays and circuit breakers or good. When the down or one touch switch is depressed you can hear the OTD relay click. Checking at the motor you get momentary power. All other windows work correctly.
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTSE34F1W
Hello good friends at iATN I´m posting this for a good friend. This truck came in after involved in an roll over crash, after this started normaly and were driven to a body shop and repaired. 3 months later a no start condition appeared, found broken ground an...
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 ...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNF21F3X
good morning we have a 99 f250 7.3 power/stroke that refuses to start when temp drops below 20 degress f. the customer states he has to plug in the block heater at even warmer temps (30-45f) or it won't start. truck cranks over at 100 rpm. oil level is full....
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...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP56S7Y
need help please not expericanced wih this unit towed in to shop, starts runs poor, just like the codes indicate , catalic converter red hot, very hard brake pedal indictive to low vacuum check engine lamp flashing too any help to get me started would be great... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303
2000 Ford F-150 5.4L front diff VIN: 2FTPXI8Z3Y
Hi gang, this is an ex-fleet truck at the auction, so I have no history. Came in last week, was a theft recovery, replaced steering column, had Ford reprogram antitheft, it was out the door. Came back next day, 4x4 doesn't work. I have no history on it at all,...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on, eng. noises times VIN: 1FTZX172X1
Need a little help with this pickup, will set P0171 and P0174 codes for lean on both banks. Freeze frames show the it is set low speeds and LTFT are 7-9 on both banks. I have check fuel pressure and check for vac leaks. I had a lazy o2 sensor on bank 1 couple ... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2)
1988 GMC C1500 Sierra SLE 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2GTDC14H1J
1992 GMC FORWARD 2.4L warning light display VIN: J8DC4B1K1P
This GMC branded Isuzu cab forward truck with the 4 cyl t/diesel has the right side green warning light come on after startup.. The display looks like a butterfly in a throttle bore with air current above butterfly.. I need to know what this light means.. I ha...
2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.6L fuel gauge and water tempeture gauge VIN: 1GTHK23112
Driving down the road with this truck it will all of sudden start flashing a low fuel message, (and the gauge will drop right back to empty), the water temp. gauge will drop back to zero,it will tell me my battery is dead, it will also flash the security messa...
1992 Honda Civic VX 1.5L Hesitation VIN: 2HGEH2363N
Any thoughts???
2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD1865X
Car has a rough idle when warm, and tries to die. When it came in symptoms were warm and cold. Replaced distributor and rechecked valve tightness-yes cold too.Code came back once. Car is fine cold after distributor replaced but still won't idle or run well whe... Trouble codes: P0131
1994 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, no com with computer VIN: KMHJF32MXR
Car has poor idle. Can not get the scanner to communicate with the ECM. Once the scanner tries to talk to the ECM, we only get garbled text/symbols (Snapon MT2500 with Asian - year 2000). Scanner works fine on all other vehicles. Any ideas?
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L A/C-heater VIN: 5LMPU28LJ0
This vehicle return today with a strange problem. When you turn on the engine and drive a block, you hear a sound like a "clack" behind the glove box and when this happen the system begin to heat, the A/C still work, the hoses are very cold, I remove the elect...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L blower VIN: WDBCA24DXL
Customer stated that climate control system for no reason would ramp blower speed up and ramp duct temp up.The only way to regain control was to turn car off.I've been left car to drive.I have checked power input(pin13),gound input(pin12)I checked current draw...
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L compressor VIN: WDBJH82J21
PROBLEM : (Vehicle displays 11/00 date on 'vin' sticker on B pillar.) Long time customer calls from Texas cooling from a/c... arrives shop...compressor clutch sheared from input drive shaft...just acting as an idler wheel. Spins freely. Sticker on a/c c...
1996 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L blower,rear defog,power windows
customer called to tell me that he thought he had blown a fuse.said he was driving down the highway to a meeting,and all of a sudden his blower motor went off.then as the windows fogged up,he went to open the windows,he then discovered that the power windows h...
1986 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L parts availability VIN: JN1HZ14S0G
This car is in the shop to replace leaking valve cover gaskets among other repairs. While removing the upper intake manifold I discovered that the flexible rubber air duct was cracked in two places. This is the ribbed rubber connector between two plastic pipes...
1998 Nissan Sentra 1.6L No Start VIN: 1N4AB41D4W
Car was towed in for no start-pulled plugs and found all plugs super gas fouled and flooding in cylinders-fuel pressure tests @ cranking =45lbs. No codes found, good spark,ctsensor=50 deg(correct room tem),tps=3.9% without cranking. Car sat for 3 weeks while c...
1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager Expresso 3.3L park actuator pedal VIN: 1P4GP44GXW
within two weeks in service customer brings back with parking brake pedal to hard to depress, auto adjust is going to tight, we have installed two new assemblies within the last 5 weeks. still comes back to tight to depress with a couple weeks. we followed all...
1991 Pontiac Sunbird LE 3.1L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G2JB11T8M
this car seems to have rough idle once it goes into closed loop. intergrator drops to 85 and block learn stays at 100. with the probe HC reads great at 2000 RPM and CO is great .2 but when relasing the throttle the HC & CO goes up and down. So bad sometimes 8-... Trouble codes: 45 (rich condition)
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NE52T2V
Customer originally brought car to AutoZone and had it "diagnosed" for free. They told them they needed an EGR Valve. Customer called me to ask about installing a valve for them. I suggested that they have us perform a computer engine analysis to confirm AutoZ... Trouble codes: P1404 (egr pintle position)
1997 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.4L piston VIN: 1GMDU03EXX
This vehicle came in with a tapping noise at all rpm ranges. Started suddenly, noise was coming from #6 cyl. Replaced lifters just as a precaution. R & R 246 Head and found top of piston chipped and spark plug electrode looked like you had been welding with it...
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L right front wheel bearing VIN: 1G2WP52KX1
Simply the right front bearing continues to go bad and then it eventually causes the abs light to come on for the right front speed sensor.I have replaced three bearings ,2 aftermarket ,one dealer,then the dealer put one in also. The customer came in for unrel...
2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA2995X
This porsche has a oxygen sensor heater faults. We need to update the dme fault software ME 7.2. My local dealer gave me the old dme code. How can I get the new code? No one seems to know anything about the TSB that porsche put out or anything about the new re...
1985 Saab 900 2.0L Cuts out VIN: YS3AT35L3F
This vehicle is running normally, till it fully warms up. After about a ten minute drive cycle, it shuts off. I will be testing more tomorrow morning. first two areas of spark and fuel. I just can't handle this four degree Michigan evening. I have handled zero...
2000 Saturn LS1 2.2L engine VIN: 1G8JU52F2Y
Hi all, This saturn has what sounds like an upper end noise. About three months back it was making the same noise. When we took the accessory belt off the noise quit. The drive belt tensioner was slightny noisy and seemed to take very little effort to deflect...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L cooling system VIN: 4S3BG6852W
iatn research shows indication of headgasket failure. customer considering using additive product called thermagasket to engine for short term. product claims to repair headgaskets and cracked blocks. we advised against. wondering if anyone has heard of produc...
1993 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3DJ81W8P
Intermittent MIL, deleted codes 83, 84 & 85, but they all returned after approx. 10 miles of driving. Implies no communication between engine ECU and transmission ECU for at least 1/2 second. Looks like heat-damaged engine wiring at the EGR valve. Trouble codes: 83 (ESA1 - no communication), 84 (ESA2 - no communication), 85 (ESA3 - no communication)
2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT3GN87R1Y
NEED HELP! SUV came in with stumble on accelleration and lack of power. No codes present. No codes pending. Fuel pressure and volume good. Timing marks are all in place. Acts as if it not getting sufficient fuel. Snap throttle open and engine bogs.(Will rev ev...
2002 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L pinging VIN: 1NXBR12E32
this car pings under light accel. can make it do it by easing into the throttle. hammer down and it doesnt do it. a scan data looks good. thanks in advance to all replys
1973 Volkswagen beetle 1600CC Cuts out VIN: 1142646095
Hello again, We are up against the old one here not only is it old its a volkswagen. We replaced the carburetor with a reman unit the vehicle starts and runs the choke works fine but as soon as it comes off of fast idle the car idles down and stalls. you can k...
1998 Volvo C70 2.3L parking brake light VIN: YV1NC5670W
Vehicle came in with an non operating parking light switch,switch was replaced but now light stays on when vehicle is cold and operates normaly when vehicle has warmed up,not sure where to go from here

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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED54B2Y
Hi guys, Sadly I have refered the customer to the dealer if the problem accurs again (and it will). I had to tell them I had exhausted my resources on the issue. 2 people were kind enough to reply to my post but the info was of no assistance. I would advise ... Trouble codes: P1690, P1676.
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Air Bag VIN: WBAGF61090
Most of the replies were correct and go directly to the point, The prob was under the driver seat, the pre-tensioner electrical connector was disconcected. After that I clear codes and light goes off. It is important to note the difference between Asian SRS sy...
2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6L tire wear VIN: 1G6DM57754
replaced tires with hankook tires rides alot better and a price of $65.00 compared to goodyears at $125.00
1990 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YY338XL
The reason why the EGR valve did not receive enough exhaust back pressure was due to 2 missing front catalytic converters which was suppose to be mounted at the 'Y' pipe in front of the main converter. By installing the 2 front catalytic converters, I was able... Trouble codes: 32 (EGR system).
1997 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCFG25M5T
Thanks to everyone who replied,the regulator was leaking causing the low pressure,but worst of all was the corroded computer(injector pulse to #3 intermittently stay open)thanks to tim in NS for pointing that one out,GM should have made that drip rail longer.r... Trouble codes: P0134, P0135, P0300.
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNCT18W9X
Well Thanks to all who responed to this post.Seems there is a difference in option,but I guess that's why IATN is so great.Anyway we took most everybodies advice either before or after postings.We checked the wires to the CPS and checked the air gap seemed to ...
2000 Chevrolet Venture Warner Bros. 3.4L Cuts out, ACTS LIKE ON REV LIM VIN: 1GNDX13E6Y
Thanks to all those who responded. After checking and rechecking, I decided to remove the intake plenum and take a look at the wiring underneath. During removal, I went to remove the coil pack assembly and thought I may of stumbled onto the problem. Two out of... Trouble codes: 1811 (Max. adapt and long shift).
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L MIL Lamp on, cant fill fuel tank VIN: 2G1WH58Y92
Im pretty sure this vehicle is fixed. I have not heard otherwise from the customer. I removed the tank and did not see anything wrong. I had my assistant replace the canister and reinstall teh tank and fill it up. He came back and said it would not take fuel a... Trouble codes: P0440.
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Bellhousing Bolt VIN: 1GNDT13W0Y
I went with the majority & raised the body. Thanks to too many to mention! I tip my hat to you GM techs, if I had to work on S10's everyday, I'd quit. I've been turning wrench's for 28 years & I can't see how GM can get by with such peverse engineering. Thanks...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L torque converter VIN: 1B4GP54R0T
dropped pan and found too much metal to try fixing. installed chrysler reman trans and its fixed.
1998 Dodge Durango 5.2L heater VIN: 1B4HS28Y0W
we back flushed the heater core and have a slightly better heat, customer has elected to take vehicle and monitor heat, we told him we may need to remove the water pump for inspection and replacement, heater core may also need replacement. we will update this ...
1991 Ford E-250 Econoline Custom 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTFE24Y1M
Ok sorry for the long wait but van went to another shop for further diagnosis. I dont have a break out box to properly check computer and they do. Any way what I found out was that the check engine light does not affect the running of the car. However clogged ...
1992 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10A0N
Thanks to all who replied. Turns out the EEC was the problem. All is well and customer is happy. This is the best tool in my box. Trouble codes: 114 (ECT range), 116 (ACT range).
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L engine VIN: 1FTJW36FXR
We brought the pickup into shop, drained oil, pressurised cooling system, water started running out of pan. After putting air in cooling system oil started showing up at top of radiator. Replaced oil cooler & associated gskts, retested, no water leaking. Refil...
1994 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire
thanks for all the information that was recived.we found out the engine was running lean but the customer picked up the truck before we found the problem.thanks again fore all the help.
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L fuel gauge VIN: 2FMZA5146W
hey thanks greg [...] and turbofreak for the info- the ground wire (black with a blue tracer)was corroded inside the insulation just under the fuel pump seal plate just under the plastic connector- biamax you need to check that wire- i had to inspect it very ...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L timing belt VIN: 3FAKP1134X
thanks for all help when servicing 2.0 v-tec once belt is on and tentioned with cam tool in cams you must rotate engine clockwise 2 full turns to purge out vairiable camshaft then toque cam gears on rotate 2 full turns and recheck all marks must be dead nuts t...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTWX33F2X
thanks to all of you who offered help and the wiring connector over the left vale cover seems to be the culprit. i disconnected the connector and put 'stabilant 22' a electrical contact chemical available at carquest thru standard motor products this chemical ... Trouble codes: 1670 (IDM related), 344 (cam sensor).
2001 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L drive cycle VIN: 1FTNE24L41
Thanks to all who responded..especially Rusty..I was not aware and apparently the inspection station was not aware that on 2001 and up model years the vehicle will pass even with 1 monitor not ready. 96-00 Model years can have up to 2 monitors not ready and ve... Trouble codes: P1000 (i/m readiness code).
2001 Ford Econoline E350 Super Duty 7.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FD5534FX1
Thanks for your help it turned out to be a cam sensor , the first one was defective, that usually puts a wrench into the diognostics. thanks for the info on the scanner glitches (showing irratic readings once in a while as somewhat normal ) the veh has been ru... Trouble codes: P0344, P0340, P1105, P1106.
2002 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1FTRE14292
Everybody that confirmed my thoughts of the intake ports being pluged were right, 5 out of the 6 were pluged sending all the EGR to the #6 cylinder. Removed upper intake and cleaned ports, all is ok now. Thank`s to all who responded, hope to return the favor. ... Trouble codes: P0301.
2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GTEC14W2Y
The GMC is fixed and gone down the road. Yes, the newer style fuel regulator gives problems much like the earlier ones. We replaced the fuel regulator and left the spider assembly uninstalled with the fuel lines hooked up and powered up the fuel pump -- no mor...
1988 Jeep Wrangler 4.2L front differential VIN: 2CCCZ81J2J
Thanks for all the ideas...John from Virginia was very close. The engine mounts were soft and allowing the engine to sag. This allowed the grease fitting for the slip yoke on the front driveshaft to slightly make contact with the front exhaust pipe. The vehicl...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1J4GZ78Y4R
Sorry it took so long to get back. The customer is happy that it is fixed. The problem was a lazy 02 sensor and a plugged pcv valve. I replaced both and all seems well. Thank you to all that replied. Trouble codes: 51 (System lean).
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L fuel gauge & cruise control VIN: 1J4GZ78Y4T
Thanks to all who replied. After searching and tracing wires. It was determined that there was a ground problem inside the PCM that both the gas gauge and the cruise control share. So after replaceing PCM and flahing eprom. All is good and customer is happy.
1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L Stall VIN: JT8UZ30C9N
well the lexus is leaving today.the ecm was the problem,along with a new park/nuetral switch.isnt it funny that when you have a problem vehicle you see 6 of the same brand in your shop in a few days?thanks to those who responded. Trouble codes: 15 (ignitor 2 to ecm).
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Extended Cranking VIN: JT8UFF11E7
Thaks to all who replied your info was very useful but as the customer has not returned with the car .I haven't been able to repair it .They always seemto be to busy till it breaks.Them it's an emergency I'm supposed to be concerned about.thanks again Chris Wi...
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L CPU, Immobilizer? transponder key? VIN: JT8BF28G1W
Thanks Gary, Bruno, and the rest of you that responded to my plea for help. It's fixed. It was a fuse. I missed one, there is more than one fuse for ECU, and the audible tester I used tested the blown one as good. The EGR circuit still needs fixing of course. ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L low beams VIN: WBFA66EONF
Thanks for the help, we still did not find the relay with the relay locations that other people passed on to us. We did not find them in the locations that were indicated. We have put the car back together and recommended that the onwer take it to a dealer as ...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 600SL 6.0L r / f window VIN: WDBFA76EXP
We found the main body harness which is in this thick rubber matterial to have broken wires causing the window not to operate properly. Thank you everyone for the response.
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L drive by wire VIN: WDBEA32E7R
received many replies with help testing. we have eliminated everything except the throttle control module, this car has a new wiring harness installed last year. the customer has had too many expensive repairs in the last 3 ytears to warrant spending anymore. ... Trouble codes: 22 (miscelaneous code).
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L electrical VIN: 2MELM74WOT
Well what can I say other then it is FIXED! Unfortnatly I did not receive help in time to fix it, but did get a correct responce from from a few people with the correct idea. Just did not have internet access at work...THATs GOTA CHANGE! Anyhow...the fix was f...
2000 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L LF Power Window VIN: 1MEFM59S7Y
The customer has not called back saying that it stopped working. The replies that I received were split 50/50. Three of them said to check the wires in the door jamb, which I did move them around and open and close the door several times with no change. The ot...
1988 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Surge VIN: JN8HD16Y9J
While this vehicle sat out in our parking lot we looked for a used throttle body assy for it. We got laughed at by most wrecking yards. Seems these are in high demand. A new MAF is over $500. I decided to pull it in and use a sensor simulator to simulate the v...
1994 Nissan D21 SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6HD16YXR
I pulled the cluster and sent it off to have the speedo. repaired. I just put it back in today and drove the truck. All is well. I would like to thank all who replied. The general consensus was that the problem was in the speedometer head and you were correct....
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: JN1CA21D4S
the starting hard cold prob I believe to be fixed or masked at least.When I first exp prob I thought to my self clean tbi & retest but when I SCANNED DATA found 173 code. o2 not functioning & MY PULSE WIDTH not matching bank1 you automatically try to diag know... Trouble codes: P0173, P0325.
1993 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L tach, temp guage, auto seat belts, hvac blower mot VIN: 4S3BC6332P
Thanks for the help thus far, the owner took the car back, but just told us the other day it start to blow the fuse agian, he did tell us that it happens when the HVAC blower and or wipers are on, so we will look into those thing when he brings car back in. We...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDB81H6W
Thank you guys for the help. I ran the voltage test on the wire going to the dump solnoid,and had power like one tech had me do. and then I removed the evap canster and replaced it with factory evap canster. Code went away and the montior went to the ready pos... Trouble codes: P0442 (small evap leak dect).
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8L no upshift VIN: 9BWGD21J71
Thanks to everyone that sent replies! Without the proper electrical & diagnosis information I stopped with my safari. The client took the vehicle to a forign independant shop & this is what they did to correct the shifting issue. pt# 01m 927 933jt trans ...
2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, no miss fire codes VIN: YV1TS90D31
I subscribed to IVADIS and found the specifications I needed to identify the problem .The mass meter voltage should be 1 volt with the key on and 1.7 volts with the engine idling .The mass meter voltage was out of spec. ,causing the light to come on. Trouble codes: P1152 (o2 sensor front bank 2 too rich), P1181 (fuel adapt bank 2 at limits).
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