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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 ...
1994 BMW 750iL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGC8314M
i have 2 of these cars one runs fine the other some times i start it and its fine then it goes onto 1 bank not always the same bank when i checked the side thats not running found good spark but weak injector pulse .swapped all the computers from the running c...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBADM6345Y
Hello Tecs, this car was recently bought,it is in good shape overall,the customer states that the car when is cold right after started, it starts to cough for few minutes during the warm up, then stalls once and then it's ok, I tested it cold, after appx. a mi... Trouble codes: P1622 (Map cooling thermostat control circuit electrical.), P00, 305 (Misfire cyl 5), P0306 (Misfire cyl 6)
1989 Buick Century Custom 2.5L No Start, Backfires VIN: 1G4AH51R2K
Backfires through the intake, and the upper coil was not firing. New module and coils, now both coils firing, still backfires through the intake. Made marks on timing cover and crank pulley, all plugs are firing at TDC each cylinder. No valves seem to be stick...
1991 Buick Regal Gran Sport 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Stall VIN: 2G4WD54L7M
hey guys got a hair puller for you. 91 regal w/3.8 ac auto. car runs good until warmed up 4-5 min. than surges and stalls. only way to restart is to hold foot to the floor. will not idle under 2k. has new crank sensor and module. no vac leaks found.fuel press....
2000 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Gauges, shift ind. light VIN: 2G4WS52J4Y
I replaced ign. switch about a week ago because of no start condition & gauges & speedo not working. Came in today, (starting ok, but gauges inopertive). Ck'ed all fuses. Power & grds at IP connector & DLC (OK). Scanner does not comunicate with ECM. Is this po...
1988 Cadillac Seville 4.5L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, backfires VIN: 1G6KS5156J
I fixed the mil light by replacing the mat sensor, after letting the car run in the shop for a while with no problems i went for a test drive and found out after a mile or two the car starts to cut out and backfire on multiple cylinders badly, ok off the gas a... Trouble codes: P0038, P0037
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G6KD54Y1V
The car was towed in as a cuting out issue. The car cranks then fires up with a bad miss than backfires out of the intake. some times it will rev without a miss than when the rpms drop down it backfires out of the intake and shuts off. It has spark, injectors ...
1994 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Harsh shifts VIN: 1GNDM19WOR
This Astro van came in with the complaint of harsh shifts. We first changed the fluid and filter because sometimes i have saw a shift improvment after. This did not help. Then we installed a gauge into the mainline tap and saw that the pressure was fixed at 17...
1996 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GCGK24F3T
Hi to all, This truck is giving us some trouble. about 6,000 miles ago it was stalling and not starting. We installed a remote mounted injection driver module. It ran good for about 5,000 miles , now it has a surge when you are driving it with very light throt...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L No Start VIN: 3GNFK16RXX
all fuel pumps have been ac delco parts. the relay has been changed with the last pump install 400 miles ago. ground for the punp from tank crossmember is good.there are no apparent run problems till the vehicle dies. then there is the no start condition from ...
2000 Chevrolet W4500 7.2L No Start VIN: 1GBG6H1UXY
this vehicle was parked then would not start again. we have fuel to the injection pump but no fuel from injection pump to cylinders. anyone having knowledge of this isuzu engine and its injection pump system would be of great help thanks clint
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Drivers side temp VIN: 1GNDT13SX2
This dual climate control system will at times blow cold air out of the drivers side ducts no matter where the temp knob is set. The passenger side always works ok. If you turn the temp knobs from 60 degrees to 90 degrees and back a couple of times the system...
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L transfer case VIN: 3GNEK13T52
scan test no codes,during data scan it shifted to 4lo and now won't come out i've checked resistance of the motor a&b circuits ok & lock solenoid circuit ok ive checked voltage at the 6 wire coonector and everything seems finebut if i hook a voltmter across mo...
1967 Chrysler Imperial 7.2L p/s pump VIN: YM23K73212
Initial problem occurred when p/s system developed a leak at control valve on steering gear. Fluid ran low causing pump to run dry, overheat, and seize up. Drive belt burned up and was thrown. Prior to this incident system had operated satisfactorily for many ...
1996 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1C3EJ56XXT
500 miles after initial repair vehical came back with miss fire code. ck. coil, wires, new plugs installed at time of head replacement. cam and crank sensor ck ok. map ok. miss under power brake or mild acceleration. off idle stumble. everything tested ck's ok...
1994 Dodge Spirit 2.5L thermostat ?? VIN: 3B3XA46K0R
2.5 LTR. DODGE OVERHEAT PROBLEM. At 128,000 kms we did a cylinder head job. (One wet spark plug)Complete:cooling system flush, full check on the cyl head, thermostat, gasket, t-belt,serp. belts, full ign. tune up, full gasket set, bolt set,the works. 250 kms ...
1996 Dodge B2500 5.2L heating system VIN: 2V7HB21Y9T
When revving engine, hot air blows out of defroster. When idling, hot air cools and blows cool air. Thermostat is not in backwards. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L alternator VIN: 3B7KF23D8V
Hi. Thanks in advance for the help. CUSTOMER COMPLAINT: When the vehicle is first started, the headlights flicker and voltager gauge drops. Tested batteries (all good). Installed AVR on vehicle and noted when the pre-heaters are running the alternator voltage ...
1997 Dodge Neon 2.0L radiator fan VIN: 1P3ES42C5V
Hello everyone, I got this neon that the radiator fan motors do not work. I have no power to fan motors with engine running and aircond on, do have ground. When ac comp. cycles the scanner shows 100% fan opperation, but no power to fan. Also I can not get fan ...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, LOOPS /NO POWER VIN: 3B7HC12Y4W
hello guys and ladies got a problem here. went out to pick this one up off the side of the road. customer said truck was runing really bad and got about 8 miles out and it just quit. why would customer drive truck if it was runing bad. go figure. anyway i got...
1998 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L rear drum brakes
customer originally complained of 'squeeky brakes' on rear when cold. now his nickname. job was originally done to our standard= cleaned and lubed landing pads, new maxi-pac, top quality napa shoes, turned drums on beane 601. first time back rechecked work, no...
1996 Eagle Talon 2.0L compressor VIN: 4E3AK24Y5T
I'm not sure if i'm on the right track with this car, but the A/C does not turn on with the defroster. The windows steam up at start up with defroster on. If you turn the ac on it clears up. Thanks in advance Lanny [...]
1990 Ford Aerostar Eddie Bauer 4.0L battery VIN: 1FMDA31X4L
intermittant battery drain caused by unknown electrical gremlin, i hope someone else has fixed this tough problem. 1ST NIGHT WITH BATTERY UNHOOKED, NO DRAIN. 2ND NIGHT, BATTERY HOOKED BACK UP, NO DRAIN.3RD NIGHT,0 AMP DRAW, THEN MORNING AND ONLY 9 VOLTS.REPLAC...
1990 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe 3.8L clutch VIN: 1FAPP64RAL
Hello Ford techs, This SC coupe has a problem where it won't shift smoothly into first immediately when pushing the clutch in. When it does go in, you feel and hear a slight bang from the drivetrain engaging. It only happens after it gets hot. The other gears ...
1991 Ford Ranger Custom 4.0L oil pan VIN: 1FTCR1OX6M
hi group, this truck came in with no oil prss cked with gauge o psi .mitchell says r+r engine to replace oil pump.?will the pan come off in the truck? thought you ford techs might know.tried it once with a 2.3 and wasnt worth the trouble.i suspect a stopped u...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 2FTHF26F7S
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Engine VIN: 1FALP52U0T
What looked like a relatively simple repair has turned into a nightmare! This Taurus was towed in after being driven hot until it died. We pulled the heads and found that they were both warped, but no other problems were found with the heads. The bottom end an...
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP13P4V
after a phone call from customer I found out that the drive belt shredded while it was being driven at the same time this occured, a few quick checks later I found that the belt damage had ripped the ckp wiring apart,pulling the connector out of the sensor and...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Shift Interlock, Brake lts VIN: 1FBJS31L8V
Hello alll, this is what I feel to be a short to ground problem. This is a 15 passenger Purolator van wiith no extra shelves, etc. with a complaint of shift interlock inop, no brake lts. I have spent 2 hours disconnecting switches and replacing fuses with no l...
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 Im 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...
1999 Ford F-150 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 126K468402
hi fello tech : i am trying to find out a bit more of these two codes .i know what the codes are but just need to know the source of the prob could it be the sensor or the catalyst block .any info on this would be appreciated .Thanks in advance . phil Trouble codes: P0420, P0430
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 Escort ZX2 2.0L 2nd gear and OD VIN: 3FAKP1137Y
I have a 2000 escort zx2 that skips 2nd gear goes into third fine then doesn't go into overdrive. TCC is working fine. The trans fluid looks great. The PO760 leads to checking solenoid C also known as solenoid 3. I find it to have 4ohms and the other 2 solenoi...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTSW31F7Y
Hi Group I am stumpped, this thing will start run maybe 10 seconds and die sometimes crank and not start at all very intermittent. Replaced ICP sensor, Synic Sensor and Batterys. Lift fuel pressure 55 Lbs, noisie pump koeo codes once came up # 7 injector faile...
2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDXF46F61
help ford boys. I found when died was fuel starved, bleed and started but would only idle. traced and found fuel pump in frame rail not powered. traced back up to relay and found pcm ground to relay worked intermittantly. their is no codes , they say runs no p...
1989 GMC G3500 Vandura 5.7L MIL Lamp on, LACK OF POWER VIN: 2GDHG31K2K
Hello. Thanks for any help in advance. Customer complaint: lack of power. Checked codes and found one code: Code 42 EST problem. Went through the diagnostic tree and came up with a faulty PCM. Replaced PCM and code and problem still there. Double checked my di... Trouble codes: 42 (Electronic Spark Timing problem)
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L abs VIN: 1HGCB7673N
This Honda sets a pump motor circuit code intermittently anywhere from 2 weeks to 3 months. Everything checks out fine by the time the customer come in. I have already replaced the ABS computer. Does anyone have any thoughts as to why? Is there anything common...
1994 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCE1827R
car has spark and fuel pressure, but intermittently no injector pulse which lasts 20 to 30 seconds and reappears and car starts, can be hours between occurances.
1994 Honda Civic del Sol Si 1.6L No Start VIN: JHMEH6168R
injector blinks once or twice then quits, scanner says inj p/w -29ms while cranking. rpm reads at 230, ckp,tdc,cyl sensor all ohm test at .334 to .358k ohms. hook up vantage and scope all 3. all look good backprobing at ecu. cyl sensor has lines droping negati...
2003 Hummer H2 6.0L Starter, low battery VIN: 5GRGN23U43
Gentlemen, Customer says battery will sometimes run down if vehicle sits over 2 days & also that the driver power seat and seat heater were not working-they both have worked for me from the beginning. I have been able to catch it with a 711ma battery draw for ...
1995 Hyundai Accent 1.5L trans VIN: KMHVF14N3S
Fellow techs We have a Hyundai Accent that will not go in to gear. The customer stated that she was driving and all of a sudden the car stopprd pulling. We pulled codes and there wrer none. We replaced the transmission with a new unit from Hyundai and we have ...
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)
1987 Jeep Comanche Laredo 4.0L Misfire, BACKFIRES VIN: 1JTMR65T3H
This truck has been to the dealer and at least one other shop before it came to me. This truck starts fine cold, idles fair, but will not pull itselt until it is fully warm. On a cold start it has a very slight rough idle but you raise the rpms to slightly abo...
1999 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FY19S6X
SES light stays on, shifts funny, shows high voltage code always to computer, run test said to replace tps sensor did this but problem still exist, next step was to check grounds. Checked 5 volt reference from computer to tps was good, also checked the voltage... Trouble codes: P0123, P1596 (Speed Control Switch Always High)
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L rotors VIN: 1J4GW58NOY
I am replacing front pads and rotors on my own Jeep and I am wondering if there is a better replacement for the rotors in place of buying factory rotors. I have heard of many problems with factory front rotors warping and that this has been a problem for Jeep....
1999 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L no start VIN: KNAFB121XX
car would not start in cold weather, replace plugs becuse of a flood cond. car started with check engine light on. crank sensor code. erased code gave car back to owner. next morning -25 below car no start, car crank slow firing like out of time.car warmed up ...
2001 Kia Optima SE 2.5L No Start VIN: KNADG124X1
This one wouldn't start after sitting in the garage for 4 or 5 days. We towed it in and discovered it was loaded up with fuel. Held the accelerator down and cranked until it started. Black smoke and rough running until it cleared out now it runs great. Have co...
1995 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JM1TA2229S
Have pulled codes and came up with a code 61 as a past failure code. Repeated test drives have failed to duplicate tcs light and activation. As this code and problem are intermittent I am wondering if any one has had any experience with this code or problem as... Trouble codes: 61 (ABS/TCS Control Unit)
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBBA45C3F
car was towed to our shop, it would shut off after running for few minutes, and fuel gauge did not work. car had sat for the last six months, we checked the fuel and tank, gas was spoiled and sending unit was stuck from the bad fuel. we cleaned tank and replac...
1995 Mitsubishi Mirage S 1.5L No power, timing ret VIN: JA3AA11A4S
Thank again for you help this is a great network! I have this car with no power it won't reach 20 mph. It has a late timing -10 atdc. I already sincronized the crankshaft and camshaft and put the timing belt acording to the specs. 3 times, I also tryed a rebui...
1990 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L engine VIN: JN1RZ26A9L
This car has acceptable oil pressure at idle when cold and warm.. When it is driven and engine speeds ar above 3000 rpm the pressure will drop to 10 psi or even lower.. The car runs ok and does not make any particular bad noises when driven.. These pressures a...
1997 Nissan Quest XE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 123EHDJRIW
Van came with check engine light on. Cust.said he needed O2 sensor. I guess he had it checked at Auto Zone. Had code for bank 1 sensor 1. He did not want to get it check out.Ordered O2 from dealer and installed. Cleared codes and test drove . Check eng. light ...
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS 3.5L steering rack VIN: 1G3WX52HWY
This vehicle showed up here with a complaint of a medium pitched squeak/squeal while turning the steering wheel. The rack was found to be the area that the noise was coming from and it also had an oil leak at the sector seal. We replaced the unit and both symp...
2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L No Start VIN: 1G3NL52T01
hope someone can help me... car wont start cranks ok has spark injector pulse and fuel pressure compression is 175 on a cold engine...it almost wants to start but just wont ...no backfire or anything my snapon scanner says that 1621 is almost always a bad ecm ... Trouble codes: 1621 (ecm prom memory problem)
2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.2L dash warning lights VIN: 1G3NL52F8C
Is there anything anyone can help me with this I would greatly appreciate it.
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G2NE52MXT
Posting this for one of my techs. This one came in last week with major coolant burn {head gasket(s) failed}. We replaced the engine along with the following components: radiator, coolant hoses, water pump, ignition control module, cam sensor, crank sensors (b...
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...
1995 Saab 900 SE 2.5L Engine Mgmt? VIN: YS3DF78V8S
The car at times... cold will not start ..cranks well, eventually will start and run great. Mostly this fault shows up after it has been run and is left to sit for 30 or so mins. then will not start ... leave it a few mins. then it will start... the one consis...
1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3DD58B8T
Car will not start when it is cold outside (40 degrees or colder), however, it will run on carburetor cleaner. We will push car into heated shop, and after about a half an hour, it will hit around and try to start. When car is warmed up to room temperature, it...

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1993 Buick Regal Custom 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2G4WB54L2P
The alternator did cure the problem. We had replaced the alternator a while ago with a local builder that we regularly use and have few problems with, but since that replacement is when the car starting having problems, and the alternator did go out once after...
1994 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Stall VIN: 1GCCS14W5R
I would like to thank all for their valuable input. All the suggestions were on the mark, fuel pump replacement was the ticket. The reasons for my hard headest to check all the items that ya`ll suggested was I was working behind one my techs that said he had c...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 3G1JF12T6T
thanks for the replies.. I think I misled you in my post..this car does feel like it has a miss or jerking especially in 4th.. I hired a new guy, so far seems quite sharp, and he thinks that we are just lugging the engine down. In 3rd gear at the same rpm's it...
1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1GNEL19W6V
I know it's been a long time, sorry. I'm calling this a fix only because there isn't an 'acceptable' option. One of the folks who replied (there were many of you, very helpful thank you) said he felt the 2.5 psi was too high for the cat back pressure. I didn't...
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GNEK13Z42
tons of great info, pretty much used it all, ended up pump was definetly bad, replaced, but also did regulator, filter, checked connections so who knows where the real culprit is or was, we will see. appreciate all the help. sorry for delay in response, was no...
1994 Dodge B250 3.9L Remote VIN: 2BGHB21XXR
Thanks for the quick responses, only a DRB chrysler scan tool is able to program the remotes for this vehicle.
1998 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Serpentine belt VIN: 2B4FP2533W
Thanks to Cam [...] Langley, B.C. and all the other replies. Once again, every Tsb, updated parts, belts, etc... were all replaced. Seems to be once timing cover is removed, the problem starts. Cam and I think it is the same problem, just by disturbing the bo...
1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Misfire VIN: 2B3HD46R7X
We finally have gotten this monkey off our backs. The customer had given the car to us to drive until we found the problem. I drove it personally for about three days with no problem. One night as I was closing the shop, I parked it in the front lot and left i... Trouble codes: P0356 (ign coil 6 malfunction), P1391 (intermittent cam or crank signal).
2001 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L dash is dead VIN: 1B4GPZ5R11
Hello:thanks to brad [...],these gentlemen were kind enough to offer sound advice and help,it is very much appreciated.THE FIX:as i explained in my post,apparently e...
1994 Ford Probe GT 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1ZVLT22B2R
This vehicle had a rebuilt distributor put in before i recieved the car and sure enough it was no good another distributor was installed and all is fine.
1997 Ford Aerostar 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTDA14U5V
Thank you to Everyone who responded, The fix for this van was 2 fuel injectors shorting at operating temp. Shutting down the driver for that bank. Put a used ECM in it and 6 New injectors and all is well. Another FORD fixed and iATN a huge help as always. Co...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L No Start VIN: 1FTJE34S5V
Sorry it took me so long to close this post but I was busy and it took awhile to get back to it. Some of the answers kind of led me in the right direction. Jim [...] said check the cam sensor and as I did I got a signal that did not look quit...
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L vehicle control VIN: 1FTNS2425W
Yes this van now seems to be ok, we replaced front end parts, stabilizer bushings, realigned it using aftermarket adjustable shims and replacing the two other tires, now has 4 brand new tires of proper rating and size.Tech answers included checking proper ply ...
2001 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L hvac controller VIN: 1GKEK13T31
Well as many of you have pointed out,we don't have a problem here.Sorry to waste everyone's time but I guess having the proper information would have helped here.This is absolutley a normal condition for this unit.Even though we never had a problem,the power o...
1988 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start VIN: 1HGED3543J
HELLO GROUP finally got this honda on the road...the main relay has 2 yel/blk wires. one goes to fuel pump circuit, the other goes to c13 and c15 on ecm connector. well i was gettin pwr out of the main relay, but had bad connection to ecm. these yel/blk wire...
1988 Honda Accord DX 2.0L clicking under hood VIN: JHMCA5628J
Thank you all for reading my posting and giving me your input. I got one reply that led us directly to the problem. Mr [...] suggested that we remove the ECM under the driver's seat and do the pinchecks for all the inputs & oputputs. WE took a peek inside and ...
1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L no spark VIN: JHMEG10234
I recieved replies that ranged from replace Ign. coil to Module, and main relay. I did post that I did replace these and the computer as well. I had also replaced whole Dist. so the integrity of the wire from the igniter to coil is ok. customer declined any fu...
1996 Hyundai Accent 1.5L No Start, Stall VIN: KMHVD14N5T
Two replies hit it on the head about connections at the crank sensor connector. Before we replaced the crank sensor we spread the connector a little, apparently it wasn't enough. After spreading them again we had no more problems. Waited a while to make sure i...
2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHGG45C21
REcieved a number of replies for this car but i still dont have arepair on it several of the replies suggested reprogramming the ecm others said to check for exhaust leaks I recommended customer to dealer for apossible ecm reprogramming if I get more info i wi... Trouble codes: P0133.
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L lower ball joint VIN: 1LNHM87A7Y
We were able to pinpoint to sway bar as Mike and Seth suggested by installing electronic ears to balljoint and sway bar.Even though a visual inspection did not show a concern with the sway bar.Based on this we disconnected one side sway bar link and we were ab...
1994 Mazda MX-6 LS 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1YVGE31D8R
Customer picked up car and did not want a repair. The car was not in the shop long enough to deturman the correct repair.
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3K44Y5SE
Chris [...] was the key of this whole problem. He had mentioned that I did not replace the crank sensor. I have not seen one cause this problem untill this car. A long story short the crank sensor was the problem. We installed the sensor and everything was p...
1995 Mitsubishi Montero SR 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JA4MR51M1S
boy do i feel stupid i had on of my guys check the ingnition wires and he thought they went strignt across as the other shop had wirerd it.checking alldata i found the fireing order was diffrent then what was thought to be correct. thanks to all who replied so...
1993 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JN1HJ01FXP
Thanks to the techs who answered my request, the acc motor has 4 coils inside the assembly and one of them spiked the driver for the ECM. when we re-checked w/ vantage it was a flatline on the scope. one ECM later, everything started working like it was suppos...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L abs module VIN: JN1CA31D2Y
Thanks to those who replied. Well I got the K-14 key for my scanner and it was no help. It only told me to jump the pins to clear codes. I tried OBD2 generic with no success. I concluded the abs module was bad, but the customer did not want to do the repair. S...
1991 Pontiac Sunbird LE 3.1L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G2JB11T8M
replaced 6 injectors and replaced the 02 because of the rich running and re learned the IAC, went for a road test and car runs alot better, I'm hopeful this will fix the problem. thank you to everyone for all of your replies, i just need another set of ears ... Trouble codes: 45 (rich condition).
1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6853T
Thanks for the replys. Brady from Utah hit it on the head. Ground problem. I cleaned the grounds at the engine and body for the negative battery cable. The one at the body looked very dirty and the one on the engine did not look to bad, but there are lots on s... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle Speed Malfunction), P1501 (Vehicle Speed Sensor Intermittent).
1972 Toyota Land Cruiser 226CID Rear Main Bearing
I think he has found the problem, when it was completely apart, he found that one of the oil rings was not in the proper position and the cylinder was scored, putting a bunch of metal into the bearings. Thanks to those who responded. Some suggested a restricti...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L relentless P0401 cod VIN: JT2BG12K1T
Kudos to all who said VACUUM SWITCHING VALVE on the persistant P0401 'insufficient EGR flow'. Even though vacuum was present at the EGR valve & it was opening, the old VSV must have had some hitch that the computer did not agree with when determining EGR flow.... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insufficient EGR flow).
1993 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L ABS Unit VIN: WVWJD4313P
THIS ONE IS OUT THE DOOR.I should always trust my gut feelings.But it sure is nice having you guys around to help when your in dought. Michal from Czech Republic was a big help by confirming the pump relay gets its ground from the presure switch and Agostino f...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.8L Radio VIN: 3VWVH69M93
Thanks to all 9 of you who offered help. We've fixed the radio problem by REPLACING RADIO, after trying a couple of the suggested unplugging and basically allowing for 're-boot' with no help. As for the 'EPC' light, we replaced the Brake Light Switch...a commo...
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