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1991 BMW 318i 1.8L Engine valves VIN: WBAAJ9315M
A student of mine had his BMW 318i towed into the shop. There is no compression on any of the cylinders. The camshaft timing appears to be correct. We checked to see that #1 cylinder was at TDC and both cams were in time.Upon further investigation we found tha...
1992 BMW 525i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHJ6315N
Well, this is a bit of an oddball, Customer complaint was of a check engine light, and upon scanning we revealed a 70 code(knock sensor circuit 1). I ordered a new knock sensor and proceded to try and locate the sensor on the engine block with no success. I ca... Trouble codes: 70 (knock sensor circuit 1)
1995 BMW 540i 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHE632XS
This vehicle came to us with an ignition miss on acceleration. Inspection of the ignition coils revealed the valve cover gaskets had failed and all of the spark plug connectors were swelled. Hoping this was the cause of the misfire, we replaced the valve cover... Trouble codes: 1221 (oxygen sensor-bank 1)
1999 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Cooling Systems VIN: 2G4WS52MOX
Hi All, I have this Buick here that has a coolant leak on the back side of the motor. It looks like it is coming from the bottom of the lower intake manifold and leaking under the themostat housing. I checked to see if the housing was leaking and it is not. I ...
1987 Cadillac Brougham 5.0L AC and Heat VIN: 1G6DWS1Y4H
Hello Techs,I can use your help on this one. Customer brought vehicle in to fix the heater blowing cold.We checked vacuum to heater control valve, none found,smoke tested vacuum line,leak found at plug on the vacuum unit under dash.Repaired vacuum leaks.Replac...
2002 Cadillac Escalade 5.3L stability system VIN: 1GYEK63N82
to all you great techs and soon to be great techs, we have this escalade in and just replaced the transmission with gm unit. reverse had gone out. now, the "service stabilty system" message is on. cust. states it was not on before wrecker picked it up. I don't...
1975 Chevrolet C30 Cheyenne 7.4L valve train VIN: CKY145F426
This is an older vehicle than everyone here is prebably used to but its really turning into a pain for us. The customer origonally brought the vehicle in for a running rough diagnosis. After setting the carb and timing and hooking up our scope we dscovered tha...
1991 Chevrolet Caprice 5.0L compass
This vehicle was just purchased by a friend and the compass in the rearview mirror is not accurate. The owners manual talks about recalibration, but does not say how to do it! My info at the shop doesn't touch on this at all so I was hoping that one of the fin...
1993 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.1L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GBDU06D4P
this van came in no start cust said when he drives coil will blow out replace it it will idle all day . as soon as you start moveing it will stall & not start untll you replace coil again but still has injector pulse just no spark . i have a good motor ground ...
1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WW12M4T
I have a contiunous code P0341B( cam sensor perf. fault). I replaced the sensor. The car runs fine, and even with the sensor disconnected, I t runs, Ok, and sets the same code. Scan data shows NO, for cam signal when running, and YES with key on engine off. Th... Trouble codes: P0341
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC1242V
the car came in driven from out of state. the customer told me that it was in a shop and the tech said that the no 4 injector was bad because there was gas in the oil. he replaced just the injector seals and changed the oil. at the time the customer wouldn't c... Trouble codes: P0301
1998 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GBJG31R5W
This van was towed in as a start, and dies after 10 minutes. Was told by the customer that they let the van sit for 2 months before bringing it in. It is a no to very hard start now. When it was running, it would die immedietly if the throttle was released, an...
1999 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L abs module VIN: 1GNDUO3E5X
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L No Start VIN: 2GCEC19W21
Hey guys have a hair puller, this truck was towed in had very weak spark, replaced cap and rotor, spark came was now normal, but we have no ground signal from computer to ijectors. fuel pressure is good. Of corse mitchell says replace computer, we did 2 differ...
2001 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS 5.7L Starter VIN: 2G1FP22GX1
This one is defently different! Came in with starter mounting broken off block. (aluminum block) Engine turns over fine with wrench. Broken piece was welded (By professenal welder) back on and starter replaced. Cranked over half turn locked and broke starter m...
1997 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.5L 1-2 gear only VIN: 2C3HD56F9V
1&2 gear only won,t shift into higher gears.p-0700 code, unsure if scanner comunicates with pcm properly.tranny flush did not help.
1988 Dodge Colt DL 1.5L MIL Lamp on, VIN: JP4EA31P7J
Ok.. Now I know this is not a repair question but, info is so hard to find on this Auto..most of it you get is wrong. We have hunted and searched for the Computer data Plug. Has anyone ever worked on this car. It is a Import made by Mittsbushi.. I figured it w...
1988 Dodge Daytona Shelby Z 2.2L Stall VIN: 1B3CA64A5J
This daytona will stall only after engine braking. If you simply push in the clutch and brake to a stop it will idle fine. If you downshift and let out the clutch to slow the car down it will stall when you push in the clutch. If you "dump" start it while stil... Trouble codes: 15 (vehicle speed sensor circuit)
1989 Dodge Raider 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, VERY LEAN VIN: JB7FJ43S2K
Help imported Dodge techs!Have this Raider kicking my butt all day. Came in running rough, not a dead miss, just a lean type miss, affecting all cylinders, very much like stuck open EGR. Put 5 gas to it and found listed readings indicating lean missfire. Put f...
1992 Dodge Dakota 3.9L battery VIN: 1B7FL26X7N
intermintet, dead battery vehicle goes anywhere from 1 day to 2 months with no problems, then the battery dies and the vehicle won't start. have done all the obvious tests. replaced the battery and i got the same results. this is a first time user and would a...
2000 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Instrument panel VIN: 2B4GP45R9Y
This van was working fine yesterday until it went back to the customer. Speedo, tach, fuel gauge, odometer, PRNDL and temp gauge all inop. No bulb check either. panel will light up when headlights are turned on though. ABS lite always on. Unable to communicate...
2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HS28N61
This truck has been in several shops in town before it came to me. Checked for codes had missfire codes We checked ignition coils,injectors,plugs everything ok Checked compression 150 on 2,4,6,8,3,5. 135 on 1 and 7 Decarbon engine that helped alittle Has anyb...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L instruments VIN: 1D7HU18Z62
this truck was ok untill a vehicle alongside it had a pager system added to alarm system it is a 2002 model but seems to be an early 2003 system ,with a pci can system have seen tech bulletin about interference on earlier models tried resetting system still de...
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 Taurus L 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FABP50U6J
This problem child was dropped off 2 days ago, I'm now at my wit's end. Cust drove it to work, ran fine, came back 2-3 hours later, no start. It will, almost every time, catch/cough/sputter when cranking, but will usually stall after the key is let back into R...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Surge, Stall, has no power VIN: 1FTCR10A3R
This truck came to me for a bucking and dieing problem only when cold. Customer said to go ahead and tune it up. We did as the customer asked. This did not seem to help the truck. We then cleaned the mass air flow, check basic timing, and cam timing. We felt t...
1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.9L cruise,speedo VIN: 1FDEE14Y9S
this vehicle recently had the rear axle speed sensor replaced. it now has pulsation in the speedo, it seems to start at 60 mph and up. also when cruise is set at this speed & higher you can fell the acc. pedal pulsating. customer says it was not like this befo...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA55431
Hello Techs! I recently tuned this Windstar to correct a missfire problem. It had never been tuned since new.However, it still misses intermitantly and has set a code #P0303: Number 3 cylinder missfire. My question is this:The intake manifold rattles insi... Trouble codes: P0303 (Number 3 cylinder missfireRecen)
2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Compression VIN: 3FAFP113X1
I replaced the head gasket on this car. The head had to be welded in three places before they could resurface it. After the head gasket was replaced and timing belt installed, I could only get between 35-55 lbs. Compression in each cylinder. This particular mo...
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Alternator VIN: 1FAFP55223
This is a 2003 Taurus that has had four alternators and two pcm's. Also repair at battery junction. All of the above work was performed at local dealership and several independent repair shops. The alternator checks bad at present time and I am thinking when i...
1993 GMC K3500 Sierra 5.7L carrier case
this post is to ask if some sharpened edges of the right axle drive gear is just normal wear or if there is a pending failure. the customer has no complaints, the veh. was at another shop for service when they noticed a clunk and upon inspection thought the pi...
1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCB7656N
This Honda sets a code 12 when driven on the highway for only a few minutes. I drove the front wheels in my shop and found that the valve was not being commanded on. I then checked the solenoid circuit and the valve position circuit connectors at the pcm, with... Trouble codes: 12 (EGR system malfunction)
1991 Isuzu Impulse XS 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JABRT2352M
This one is getting to me...the ecm will indicate that the coolant sensor is maxed at 180 degrees C...and then the car acts up...(I changed the sensor and checked the harness...all good) usually when i disconnect the coolant sensor the car runs better but stil... Trouble codes: 15 (coolant sensor), 21 (tps....closed switch...wot switch)
1988 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L vcm brake monitor low pads VIN: SAJHV164XJ
would appreciate a short cut to eliminating the vcm low pad blinking monitor
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ58S0T
Jeep start and stole. no idle. Replace comuputer with used one for 1997. and tested on 1997 jeep it work but did not work on 1996 jeep. replace fuel pump was bad. replace crank and cam sensor jeep have spark and injector pulse. fuel pressure. # 45 PSI. Check e... Trouble codes: P0320, P0743
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....
1995 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, Rich condition VIN: 1MELM65L9S
Thanks in advance everyone. This mystique is giving me some headaches. I've had the car for two days now and can't make any headway on it at all. It has codes set for rich condition on both banks. I pulled the spark plugs out and they are new and black as coal... Trouble codes: 173 (Rich condition bank 1 sensor not switching), 137 (rich condition bank2 sensor not switching)
1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM62W8T
Vehicle came in as a Diagnose failed smog, Check Eng Light on. Found DTC's P0135, P0141, P0155, P0161, all Heater Ckt's on 02 sensors. Also P0171 & P0174-lean codes. and one P0156 description is HO. Cleared codes and test drove, all 02 sensor codes came back o... Trouble codes: P0135 (H02S11 Heater Ckt fault), P0141 (H02S12 Heater ckt fault), P0155 (H02S21 Heater ckt fault), P0161 (H02S22 Heater ckt fault), P0171 (system too lean bank 1), P0174 (system too lean bank 2)
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2MFLM54W0X
Jeff found poor connections at the injectors. Lock tabs on the connectors were broken. He replaced the injector harness. The missfire was gone. Three long road tests and the car ran GREAT! The next day the car was back for cut out @ 50 MPH. Jeff connected Modi...
1990 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Stall VIN: JN1RZ24A0L
drive the vehicle over 25-30 mph depress the clutch the vehicle rpm drops to zero and car cuts out even if the car is rolling in neutral. normal driving in gear everything is ok. egr is ok not sticking, tech bulleting about the same disconnect maf sensor the p...
1995 Nissan Pickup SE 3.0L tcc VIN: 1N6HD16Y4S
Nissan officiandos please submit your thoughts. This vehicle was built 12/1995 BUT it does not have an OBD II connector nor does it have a 3.3 litre v-6. It is for all purposes a 1995 vehicle and that is where the problem starts. I cannot access data with my o...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D11
code P0335 sets immediately on start up. The crank sensor was replaced with a kit that also included the cam sensor and intake valve position sensor from Nissan. The timing marks are in line with the crank gear. The wave form on the CKP sensor shows a 0-12v sq... Trouble codes: P0335
1994 Oldsmobile 88 Royale LS 3.8L hard start, code set VIN: 1G3HY52L8R
this car's been coming in for the last 6 months with intermittent hard start & check engine light on. It happens very intermittently (every 2, or 3 days). And both symptoms don't always occur together, sometimes it'll start ok & the check engine light will be ... Trouble codes: P0321, P1361
2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L head lights VIN: 1G2NW52E51
grand am 2001 no low beam headlights We cant test body modules, dont think it would do any good on this beast. Its been at other shops now here on a friday afternoon. Theres been inapropriate wiring done at one headlight which is most likey the cause. We check...
1989 Saab 900 S 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YS3AS35D6K
Hello all Saab techs, I am trying to confirm my diagnosis on this one and being somewhat unfamilar with Saabs (as they are not a real commom vehicle in our shop.) I have found that the MAF sensor hot wire doesn't "burn off" as it should. I have it up to oper...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED58E1X
the ghost and mrs. saab. this vehicle is my partner's wife's new car (6 months). the vehcile stalls/cuts out only when she is behind the wheel. car was driven by me, my secretary, and employees as a shop car for two weeks with no problems occuring or no codes ... Trouble codes: P1390 (saab/ random misfire detected. catalyst damaging. fuel level low.)
1996 Saturn SL2 1.9L Coolant VIN: 1G8ZJ5275T
This Saturn orginaly came in for a New York Inspection. It had a EGR code. I cleaned the EGR valve and reset the Computer. I Instructed him to drive it a few days to complete the readyness tests. After a month the monitors were still not complete. I then notic...
1993 Toyota Celica ST 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, smoke out exhaust VIN: JT2AT86F5P
I need help from toyota techs here. This is my friends 93 celica that came origionally for no start/run poor. I don't have foreign car repair manuals, neither does my scan tool work on cars like this. They took it into this other shop, got it back today and it...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Blows EFI fuse Cold VIN: 4T1BG22K0V
Car blows efi fuse only when running and only after it's sat overnight here in the lovely Ohio weather 20-30 degrees..Car fires right up, runs for about 8 seconds, blows efi fuse 3-4 times then won't blow it again all day after it's been in the building for 15...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L possible brake VIN: WVGBC77LX4
This Touareg is exhibiting a medium-loud rythmic and vehicle speed related squeal/squeak from the right front wheel area, especially during deceleration and light braking, but not during heavy braking. Replaced brake pads with a new version that supposedly squ...
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L lifters VIN: YV1TS90D2Y
car sounds like a diesel, he was just coming off the interstate and it just started in makeing this sound no real lack of power just a lot of uper end noise.We removed oil cap runing engine not a lot of oil at cam lob. Oil press. is 60 psi at idle. mitchel dos...

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1997 Acura CL 2.2L shift into 3rd gear VIN: 19UA2254WL
First of all I have to apoligize for making a mistake on my original post, this car is 3.0L V-6 not the 2.3 4 cyl as stated.I was having severe mental detonation at that point.Of course that changes everything in the diagnostic process and I sincerely apoligiz...
1998 Audi A4 2.8L forward engagement VIN: WAUED68D7W
Thankyou Bob,Rick,Raja & especially Brother George.The vehicle was towed to dealer to confirm the transmission eas not salvageable.It is being brought back to us to have a used transmission installed since these are 5 grand.The responses were much appreciated ...
1988 Cadillac Seville 4.5L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, backfires VIN: 1G6KS5156J
Dennis in Utah nailed it. I decided to replace the plug wires because it seemed like a secondary ignition problem, in so doing I found #3 spark plug loose and the electrode burn't clear off. I pulled & checked the other 7 plugs, all ok. I still Can't beleive o... Trouble codes: P0038, P0037.
1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G16CD1331
sorry it took so long to get back to this, but customer took car on a trip and i was waiting for him to return. while gone i guess the check engine light went off. im thinking possibly an intermittent problem, but we told the customer to bring it back if the l... Trouble codes: 48 (egr control problem).
1996 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBDM19W2T
i finally fixed this one and it turns out there was an o-ring seal jammed into the return line cavity.because it was black and the injector cavity is black plastic it was camouflaged quite well.the owner probably has some credit due as he had pulled the intake... Trouble codes: 172 (rich condition bank 1), 175 (rich condition bank 2).
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L water pump VIN: 1GCEK19T6X
well finnal got the truck back in replaced water pump noise seemd to go away thanks for the help
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L low coolant light when hot, long warm up time VIN: 1GBJK33141
Being an auto guy, I checked for combustion leak on this diesel like I would a gasser. Combustion leak dye test was negative. Used four gas to check for unburned hydrocarbons at the radiator, 26ppm? Ran a pyrometer/temperature test at exhaust runners, all with...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L outside temp VIN: 1GND513S12
thanks to all who responded. after unplugging and plugging the sensor a couple of times. it started working .So i just ordered a new sensor. test drive no more problems..I thank Duane, Ryan and Craig, all had useful stuff
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13SX2
Well I don't know for sure what fixed it but, when I got back to it. I put the old bcm in while testing because it origonaly programed for the vehicle well any way when hooked up the battery and turned on the key evrything worked. like rebooting the bcm or som... Trouble codes: U1000 (no stat of health from module), U1041 (loss of ebcm communication), 1026 (loss of class 2 from ebcm), 1152 (loss of hvac communication).
1994 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ED46T0R
Well this one is finally fixed.The key was the very helpful replies from several members who indicated that a flashing cruise control lamp on a chysler indicates that the cam/crank signals do not match.I had never seen this on a chysler product nor could i fin...
1996 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L steering VIN: 1B3EJ56H2T
Thank you to the fellows who sent me some suggestions. Before I even posted on here my suspicions were that it was internal in the rack assay (spool part), but it just threw me for a loop that it was fine before any other repairs then all of a sudden this prob...
1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L cam gear broken VIN: 2B3HD46F1T
I received several replies on this one. Some people really want to help you fix cars. Some people want to advise you on how to run a business. We are in the business to fix cars, whatever they need. Several people suggested something was wrong in the head like...
1996 Eagle Talon 2.0L compressor VIN: 4E3AK24Y5T
Thanks for all the good replies, there was no problem with the a/c. Its not supposed to come on with the defroster. Thanks again. Lanny [...]
1990 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 5.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDKE30H3L
Thanks to all who have replied, we are calling this vehicle fixed with the new O2 sensor we installed. On this old of a vehicle we're pretty sure that its normal for the o2 sensor to stay lean or rich when in closed loop. We've extensively test drove this vehi... Trouble codes: 41 (HEGO lean not switching).
1992 Ford F Super Duty Custom 7.5L speed sensor VIN: 2FDLF47G8N
We will be installing a psom under dash for the proper signal input to the ecm. The psom converts the vss a/c signal to a digital signal for the ecm to use for proper shifting. Thanks
1992 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, PINGING VIN: 1FAPP64RON
we found out that the shop that did the heads might have used the wrong heads but the customer did not want us to tear down.so he was going to try to take it back to that shop.thank you for taking the time to replie to me and helping us out with this one.
1993 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L High Nox VIN: 1FMEU15H9P
Hi guys, thanks a lot for reading and responding to my post. Some of you guys said problem with egr and some said common problem with catalytic converter. Customer decided to sell this truck as is. Thanks for the reply.
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, lack of power wot VIN: 1FMDU32X6V
Thanks to all who helped with info. THe vent solenoid for evap is on the canister under spare tire.That had me confused. The customer did not want to spend ANY more MONEY. The light has been on for over a year. The tips for cleaning the maf and the possible va... Trouble codes: P0446, P0171, P0174.
1999 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L EPC & Convertor VIN: 1FCKE39L3X
Got three replies on this one. I tried another EPC solenoid pack and that never helped. Phil from Newyork sugested to power up the circuits that we were testing and that was the ticket. We ended up finding out that there was a poor connection in the engine com...
1999 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP42XUX
I finally got the car back in, most suggested a possible fuel pump concern. The key was another fix I read earlier this week and I dont remember the name of the person who posted it, they found a partially clogged converter, I removed the o2 sensors and cranke...
2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.0L front axle VIN: 1GTHK24U72
Hello everyone, there is no easy way to get these axle shafts out, we had to cut flange off split case and drive out from the inside, replace shaft. Thanks to all that replied!
2003 GMC Sierra 3500 SLE 6.6L Hesitation VIN: 1GTJK33133
After reading all of the replies, i kind of took a little from each one. i did not have scan tool ability to command full FRP but i was able to road test while watching the data list and focusing on actual vs. desired FRP. During my drive i could see that unde... Trouble codes: 1093 (fuel rail pressure low during power enrichment).
1998 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD1855W
Although the CRV had no driveability issues,the MIL was annoying to the customer.But not annoying enough.After clearing the codes and road testing to try to re set code, no MIL.All but one of the replies recommended changing the thermostat.This code is set, as... Trouble codes: P0116 (ECT Range/Performance).
2002 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L No Start, Stall VIN: KMHWF35HX2
Well this one is fixed. As several guys suspected it was the eca power relay located behind the ac control panel. It was VERY intermittent. Thanks to Paul, Michael, Andrew and Donovan for there insight. Special thanks to Paul he asked me to email him the vin a... Trouble codes: 560 (System voltage problem).
2005 Infiniti QX56 5.6L ads VIN: JNK23RTUYR
Steven from new york got this one the sensor has to be aligned by CONSULT II in order for it to work. I found it under work support in ABS it also has g sensor calibation so I calibrated it while I was there. bottom line the steering angle sensor will go out w...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L trans will go into limp VIN: 1J4GW68N8X
we did recive some good info on this jeep but when i called the customer to get the jeep back for more testind he informad that he had traded the jeep in on a new one . thanks for the help butch
1990 Mazda B2200 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM2UF3236C
well the customer hasnt ponied up the cash for the injectors, and were pretty sure that injectors are plugged. We cant say for sure if we are gunna fix this or not. to answer some of the questions I got, yes this is injected 2200, they were only available on w...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1YVGE22C3V
hi, we rechecked the timing belt and replaced the tensioner spring, the car seems to run fine, except when it's cold outside. then we have an idle problem, that speeds up the idle to around 2000 rpms. we had the computer updated and didn't help the idle. still... Trouble codes: P1504 (iac circuit malfunction), P1506 (iac overspeed).
1986 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L parts availability VIN: JN1HZ14S0G
The 300Z is on the road and running well. All responses were very much appreciated and most included good sources for parts. Here is a list of suggested parts sources for hard to find parts provided by other members: www.z31.com (...
1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L Surge VIN: 1G3AJ55M6S
Thank you for the help, got them completed. I received some good information from everyone that responded.
1998 Other European AROZA 1000CC cambelt VIN: SSZZZ6HZHZ
Thanks to the 3 members I have fixed the vehicle.Roe [...] from the UK emailed the diagrams to me. Thanks to all.
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NE52T2V
Well, after waiting for replies and reading them, I rescheduled this car to come back so I could disconnect the battery and touch the terminals together as some of you suggested. The day we had the car in the shop, I had another Grand Am the exact year and con... Trouble codes: P1404 (egr pintle position).
1998 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L engine VIN: 1G2JB5241W
Thank You all that replied... Customer dropped vehicle off, and I drove it around to get it hot enough to start overheating... No such luck... Checked for HC in coolant, None found. After letting vehicle sit, water pump seal popped. Replaced water pump. Custom...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3DDS8N01
Diagnose - No Start Condition when air temp is below 20F Customer states that the engine will crank, but not fire when the ambient air temp is below 20 degrees F. Possible crank sensor or sticking fuel pressure regulator. Verify Tech discovered that engine h...
1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L timing belt VIN: 4S3BG685XT
thanks guy's this is the best thing since the scanner! i went to endwrench.com as someone gave me the address on one of the responses, information is the hardest thing to find. thanks again for the help.
1982 Toyota Celica Supra 2.8L retractable headlight VIN: JT2MA67L1C
Thanks for the replies. I tried manually cranking the motors to the up position, checked for broken wires and disconnected one motor and all test lead me to believe the interior headlamp relay is not operating properly. But Toyota has rendered this relay obsol...
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3VN39W65
I did check the Valve adj. We found some exhust valve tight. We advised the costomer a valve job is in the future. He says when it starts running bad then may fix it. Trouble codes: 25 (Lean running).
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L shifter , clutch VIN: 3VWSC29M8X
Well, after much hesitation, i pulled the transmission back out. Everything looked perfect, I brought the flywheel back to the machine shop and we sat down and rechecked everthing, looked fine. I went to the jobber that i bought the clutch from, was a sacks cl...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Lacks power VIN: 3VWSF29M8X
OK the real deal is we went back to square one, first I would like to thank Agostino in Ontario who covered all the triple zero info that added up, but unfortunately still got us no where as the info he gave is what we recorded. David [...] in CA that actuall...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGP61J41
Nice fix, quick and simple. Removed the cover of the injection pump. Removed two small torx screws from the sensor in question. Installed new sensor, reset ECU. Roadtested and everyone smiled. I like these fixes. Thanks to all for the help and the fax with t...
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