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1997 Acura TL 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4UA2651V
Customer complained of power loss and MIL on. Found major exhaust leak at manifold, found spark plugs completely worn out, chcked timing marks at timing belt and inspect: OK. Replace Cap, rotor, wires and spark plugs, repair major exhaust leak by replacing man... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple Misfire), P0304 (Misfire in Cylinder 4)
1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L 2nd gear VIN: WAUBG84D1V
Hello, Group, This A8 came in with the transmission in limp home mode. Customer stated he stopped at a light and transmission would not shift down. As he started to move the car clunked and dash warning lights came on. He turned car off and back on and dash l...
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUZL54B9Y
This A6 has been in my shop for about 2 weeks now. I replaced the MAF with genuine Bosch unit and that took care of the P1130 and P1128 codes. I still have the P0300 random-multiple misfire/P0302 cylinder 2 misfire/P0304 cylinder 4 misfire codes reoccuring all... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire), P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire), P1130 (fuel trim bank 1 system to lean), P1128 (fuel trim bank 2 system to lean)
1985 BMW 524td 2.4L No Start VIN: WBADB2408G
Hi, I know whats wrong with this vehicle. It has a bad tank transfer pump. The problem is its only available from the dealer as an assembly, for $600.00/jobber. You know what I'm talking about, that little pump we can get for most other cars for 30/60 bucks....
1996 BMW 750iL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGK2326T
Hi Techs - my customer purchased this high-mileage car from out of state several months ago and brought it to me for PA state emissions testing. Another shop did the air pump for a CEL complaint. The car failed initial PA emissions testing because of OBDII r... Trouble codes: P1270
2002 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4CW54K42
Hey Guys, This is a fun one to end the week with. This car came in on a hook due to it wouldn't crank. Another shop of ours hooked a booster pack to it and it started and they drove it in and replaced the battery. As far as I know that is all they did. Now the...
1993 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L power steering pump/line VIN: 2G1WL54T2P
New customer brought a car in the other day leaking power steering fluid bad. One of our techs put a power steering pump on it and it is still leaking at the pressure line fitting. At some point someone has put a new line on the car. We ordered 2 more pumps to...
1993 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L spark rattle VIN: 1GCEC14Z2P
truck was brought in with terrible spark rattle, has been to another shop and i see the egr valve and the egr solenoid have been replaced along with the map sensor. customer says truck was running fine then all of a sudden started spark rattle. i have checked ...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Runs Rich VIN: 1GNCS13W0T
Since THe Fuel Pressure Tests Good & The Drop Was Within Specs, I Think The Injectors May Need To Be Flushed, But I don't Know The Proper Procedure. Need Advice, Thanks In Advance Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
1997 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L brakes VIN: IGAHG39R9V
customer came in with a brake complaint. they said when they come to a stop they have to put both feet on the brake pedal and push as hard a they can to try and stop. it will stop but not like it should. this is an intermittent problem, only occuring once ever...
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13R1V
fellow technicians, need help diagnosing a missfire. Check engine light on-code 300 (random missfire). Vehicle runs excellent, although mil still showing missfire on #5 cylinder. Have ruled out secondary ignition. Have replaced cap, rotor and injector. Also d... Trouble codes: 300 (random missfire)
1997 Chevrolet C1500 5.0L 3-2 shift solenoid VIN: 2GCEC19M4T
this is for you tranz techs,and i think it will be an eazy one.we dont do tranz work here so i want to make sure in not going to get in over my head. this truck is setting P1886, it needs a 3-2 sift solenoid. i made sure the vcm was doing its thing right and t...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19R4V
hello techs, i am trying to help another local shop out. truck has a timing problem. he gets a 1345 cam crank correlation problem i scanned it and followed the snap on ref140 and can't figure it out. checked dist timing . he replaced cam and crank sensor. we e... Trouble codes: P1345
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Converter VIN: 1GNEL19WXX
Hello I have a customer with what I believe is a transmission problem. I am not familiar enough with transmissions to know if it is a hydraulic, mechanical or electronic problem, or if it is indeed in that system. We are an undercar shop and we will not be fi...
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEK13T12
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche brought in for a severe miss, it has a code p0300. I ran the injector clean procedure per the TSB and it did not help. My MT 2500 shows all the even cylinders are misfiring and the odd are fine. The ignition system is working fine and ... Trouble codes: P0300
1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46F9V
thanks in advance car came mil light on car surges enough to make your neck sore found code 1391 crank pigtail broke at sensor easy fix i thought repaired pigtail with new one and new dealer crank sensor ( same problem ) i have checked camshaft to cam gear ali... Trouble codes: 1391 (intermittent loss of cmp or ckp)
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Headlights VIN: 2B4GP44R91
Greetings fellow techs! The headlights [both] on this van will intermittently quit working for a few moments once or twice a week. The customer states that dash lights stay on, instruments read normally, and nothing else seems to be amiss when this happens. We...
1992 Ford Escort 1.9L Clutch VIN: 3FAPP15J3U
Car cane in slipping very badly. Replaced clutch assembly. Flywheel was left alone.Has Hydraulic clutch controls. So I pump clutch pedal,cant get into gear.Never opened clutch lines in clutch job.Pedal seems to gain and lose freeplay.So I replace clutch master...
1993 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FACP41MOP
this car has been in 3 times.its finally acting up with me.first off it will fight the starter on the 2nd or 3rd rev. like the timming is high.then when you take off before it shifts into 3rd it will smother out ,sometimes it has stalled .as i am driving up a ...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L transmission VIN: 1FTCR14X1R
Good morning Question about this mazda 5sp transmission, this unit is leaking some fluid from the case of the trans at the extension housing. Can I loosen all the bolts move this slightly rearward and reseal this with some silicone without causing any interna...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2FMDA5146S
Hi Techs, I have a Ford Windstar 3.8L that has a Cyl. 2 misfire. When I first checked it out I checked spark-ok,plug wire-ok, replaced spark plug, Comp. checked cylinder,very good, pulled off injector connector for No. 2 Cyl. and there was no change in RPM, oh... Trouble codes: P0302
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L int. lights VIN: 1FALP52V0T
hello group, the interior lights stay on for some 45 mins.after the door is closed.i went through the archives and found alot of fixes with the door swithes,so i replaced all 4 of them but that wasnt it.the lights stay on ,then sometimes they will go off abou...
1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L module VIN: 1FMEV17L8V
Howdy there, This expedition has a code: c115 which wont clear, I get data but no abs function. Mitchel gives a proceedure for replacing the module and lists a labor time for it, but the dealer only sells it with the hydraulic control unit. The code indicates ...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L radio VIN: 1FAFP53S2X
well my tests performed are going to be short here because i feel im over my head with this system and dont know something fundimental that should blow this whole deal open. here we go...radio will not turn off when you turn off the key...radio will not shut o...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, Rich exhaust VIN: 1FMRU1562Y
This Expedition has an intermittent rich condition. When I first looked at it, it had stored rich codes, but exhaust analysis showed that it was not rich. I cleaned the O2 sensor seats and installed new O2 sensors. Test drive afterwards showed the fuel trims c... Trouble codes: 1132 (Rich exhaust), 1135 (Rich exhaust)
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTZR15V5Y
Hello fellow Techs, and thanks in advance for your help! This Ranger dies intermittently (sometimes will not die for weeks) and then will just start right back up most of the time, sometimes it takes up to 3 or 4 mins. before it will start. I can't hear the fu...
2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L abs module VIN: 2FAFP71W31
hi there. i have this 01 crown vic that will not communicate with the solus scan tool. we have found acouple of other help request on the same year and model but their fixes were to no availe. we have good power and grounds but when we go to test for no comm. ...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Backfire VIN: 2FMZA51441
Good evening all! I have a fine Windstar here that is backfiring (usually just small pops in exhaust system) on a very intermittent basis. Fuel trim hovers around -8 LT all the time. It usually does it regardless of load, occasionally under closed throttle dec...
1997 GMC 6500 3116CC No Start VIN: 1GDJ6H19VJ
We are looking for truck tech help. We have a 3116 cat motor in this dump truck. Problem is it has to crank for 1 1/2 minutes before it will start cold.When it does start it runs rough for A few minutes then it is fine the rest of the day.I know its a fuel pro...
1999 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L start and stall VIN: 1GKDT13W3X
running. it starts and fun for 2 seconds and stall. it runs and all cylinders with no miss. it has good spark and fuel presure, it seems to loose injection. no codes found
1989 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Radiator Fan
This 1989 Honda Accord came in with a leaking radiator. The tech in the next bay replaced the radiator. When he was bleeding the system he had noticed the cooling fan not coming on, at all. He had tried turning on the A/C. The fan still did not come on. He rep...
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
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L wheel cylinders
Hey fellow techs, hope someone can help a little w/this one, caused me to be late coming home because no one had proper w/cyls to fix this veh. Tech started working on it at 11 am and we finished it at 7 pm. Not profitable for a pad-slap/rotor turn, w/cyl r&r....
1989 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.6L Valve Lash VIN: JACCH58E8K
I am looking for some help with two things on this engine. The first deals with the valve lash. This is a new engine and I had the customer come back after 500 miles for me to recheck everything, as well as check the valve adjustment per the engine builder's ...
1987 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: SAJAV1341H
upon cold start half acceleration vehicle surges,smoke from tailpipes, warms up runs fine, customer replaced temp sensor , we replaced air flow meter at customers request, have crimped cold start valve fuel line at cold start, does same thing... ran into this ...
2001 Lexus ES300 3.0L Keyless entry VIN: JT8BF28G91
I am hoping someone has run into this one. I am unable to get the (new) remote transmitter to activate the door locks. I have followed the Alldata version of the procedure, cycling the lock/unlock button 5 times then open and close the door then repeat, and I ...
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L engine VIN: 1LNLM91V2S
Help! seems like we've been working on this forever. tapping noise-sounds like valve train-below middle of intake. no noise at either cylinder head like bad lash adjusters. no noise at front of heads like timing chains or guides. tapping seems to disappear whe...
2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L cluster VIN: 1LNHM97V3Y
This Lincoln has no illumination of the instrument cluster. It has the virtual image cluster. I have disconnected the lighting control module. Check for power- ok. When I check circuit #19 for resistance to ground, I get around 10 ohms. It should be above 10K ...
2002 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L steering VIN: 5LMEU27R42
good morning, this navigator has a hissing noise that you can't hear too much under the hood, but is pretty noticeable inside the vehicle. it sounds like "normal" power steering noise is being transmitted up the steering collumn even just with slight pressure ...
1993 Mazda RX-7 1.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1FD3334R
Starting injector pulse time is 40 milliseconds, it floods the plugs always, and it has only started once for us. A second ECU, which is out of another customer car which does start easily, also sends the same signal. We can find no problem with coolant temp s...
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1YGF22C2W5
The customer's complaint is surging/rough idle when warm. All the previous fixes have been explored at least twice. We checked all sensor inputs with our DDC all looked good. Vacuum at start up is 19in once the vehicle goes into closed loop it drops to 15in-16...
2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Idle
Sorry for the shortage if info, but I got a problem car dumped in my lap and i think im in over my head. All of this with one hour to go and two pissed off customers to deal with. This Mazda runs like a top after a recent tune up but customer calls back compla...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L rear rams(shock absorber) VIN: WDBEA30D3H
Has anyone out there replaced the self leveling system rear rams with shock absorbers on these cars?We have a multitude of up to 2001 wagons and are replacing the rear rams at somtimes over $400 apiece.This one happens to be my own car and doesn't ride as nice...
1992 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.0L Fluid VIN: JA3XC57B5N
Power steering rack has a minor leak on the passenger side. My customer asked me to use Lucas Power steering stop leak to hopefully cure the leak rather than repair or replace the rack. He brought the car back to me two days later and said the steering was ver...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L keyless entry sistem VIN: JE4LS3IR23
Hi: Does someone can tell me how can I active or deactive the horn answerback function of this truck??? in the older models you do it with the door lock switch and the transmitter, but it did not work on thisone. Thanks.
1986 Nissan 720 2.4L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1N6ND11S6G
this truck will not exceed 2000 rpm. has code 43 injector fault. only getting signal to one injector. the injector will spray if you jump power to it.i have checked all sensors & switches with vantage. all appears to be ok. the resistance on the injectors is g... Trouble codes: 43 (injector fault)
1997 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GMDX03E7V
A year ago vehicle came in and we noticed the dexcool in valve cover syndrome. We recommended intake manifold gasket replacement. Customer had us perform this task and we found the normal cracked plastic, perhaps not the worst case we have seen but definitely ...
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L 3-2 downshift VIN: 1G2WJ52K9W
When driving this vehicle you can't tell that there is any problem except on the 3-2 downshift. The only time the car will act up is from a steady speed of at least 40. When you brake down to a speed to 20-25mph then immediately request a downshift to 2nd gear...
1999 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2JB52T3X
good afternoon trouble shooters! I've another problem child here. 1999 pontiac sunfire failed CT. emissions test. this vehicle was bvought at auction so i only have recent history to relate. customer to vehicle to pontiac dealer, they replace ignition module a... Trouble codes: 0300 (random cylinder misfire)
2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Starting VIN: 1G2NF52E82
Hello all, I have this 2002 grand am se for a no start, no crank condition. No power to starter trigger wire. Went to mitchell and pulled up Starting/charging wiring diagram for 2002. Checked for power at crank fuse while cranking: yes . Then i pulled relay ou...
2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: YS3EF58Z5Y
Hello Saab Techs, This vehicle came in on the hook after it stalled on the ramp, coming off the freeway . The customer stated this happened once before under the same exact conditions but started up after a few minutes. This time it would not re start, at leas... Trouble codes: P0337 (Crankshaft Position Sensor No Input)
1999 Subaru Forester S 2.5L Trans VIN: JF1SF6557X
Trans shop brought this car to us because they think it is electrical. 1st smooth shifts. In to 2nd a little hard @ 4000RPM . 3RD shift is even harder 4000rpm. Downshifting it just slams in to gear “through you throw the window feel" not as bad when cold. Tran...
1989 Toyota Camry LE 2.0L TCC locked? VIN: 4T1SV22E4K
This car was towed in from church (old lady , like new 89 camry) would die in forward gears - won't flash codes ( manually or w/ Snap On Scanner) -If you get to move forward it's like high gear only , no engine braking. If I unplug solenoid harness w/ drive w/...
1994 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L hydraulics VIN: JT3DJ81W3R
this vehicle was towed into my shop. rear brakes were driven while they were metal to metal for so long that the left rear inner pad fell out and the piston pushed out of the caliper - master cylinder was run dry. all of the rotors were out of spec and all lin...
1995 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAVN73K6S
this thing sets a code p0420 about every 500 to 700 miles. freeze frame data shows the b1 s2 02 sensor switching mirroring b1 s1. in my shop with the modis on it every thing is working fine. the b1 s2 switching much slower as designed. thanks john Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst efficiency bank 1)
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBE32K52
This Camry has a reoccuring code P1349. Followed TSB which directed us to replace VVTi actuator. After replacement code still comes back. The problem apears to be intermittent as when I manually activate the valve, the engine will stumble. Anyone seen this pro... Trouble codes: P1349 (VVT System Malfunction Bank 1)
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA23BOY
car keep setting ck engine light on code p1128, while doing a research I notice buch of recalls on air mass sensors, is this the case with this vehicle? unfortunally I do not have the proper scanner to work on VW my Specialty is MB and BMW trying to help a lon... Trouble codes: P1128
1988 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Fuel gauge VIN: YV1FA875XJ
I have checked all the usual connections and tests. The darn fuel guage reads empty when it is full, and reads 3/4 tank when empty. Has anyone heard of this before? I even tried a known good instrument cluster, but no difference. The car is Canadian built, if ...
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L car will not turn over VIN: YV1LW5512S
You turn the key and get dash lights, headlights, etc. and some acuation of relays, but no current to starter trigger wire. I've been told the immobilizers have to have a new PIN installed in them that is from the car's system or the car won't start. Is this t...

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1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L convertor VIN: WAUBG34D4W
The fix for this Monster Audi was replacing the converter, this is a HEAVY DUTY JOB not fun when it needs to be done twice due to defective parts.
1992 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Dual Zone VIN: 1G4CW53L5N
sorry for the late reply,customer don't want to spend three hundred dollars for the new programmer if I can't make sure that is the problem. Thank you.
2001 Buick Regal LS 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WB55K21
Thanks to Kirk and Tye for your replies. Especially for the GM website to reflash the ECM for the fix. ECM is reflashed and the vehicle is considered to be fixed. Trouble codes: P1404 (EGR Position error/EGR clsd perf.).
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Hesitation VIN: 1GNDT13W2T
The customer did not ok the fix, I receved greate repiles i am sure a fix were in there some place,.thinks to all of you. Trouble codes: N0N.
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 2GCEC19W9Y
first id like to thank everyone for all the replies. they helped us make sure we didnt miss anything. we had already installed a spacer on the crank sensor and this time tried the second spacer. hopefully this completely takes care of the problem. thanks john ... Trouble codes: P0339.
1989 Dodge Raider 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, VERY LEAN VIN: JB7FJ43S2K
OK --- got this one fixed...and relearned a lesson. Remember the basics. Spent part of two more days checking/testing etc. to finally take Ty from CT. advice and check cam timing. Upon pulling the covers I found the left cam 2 teeth off and a belt starting to ...
2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WD24D74203
Thanks: Most of you mentioned the EGR problems these have been notorious for, as we are familiar with this problem and its symptoms we were quite confident that that was not our problem. Nevertheless we did put a new EGR valve on due to the presence of oil u... Trouble codes: P1400 (p0428-), P0428 (p0412-), P0412 (p1802-), P1802 (p00a2-), P00A2 (p7312-), P7312.
1993 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L oil in coolant VIN: 2FALP74W7P
thanks for the help on this. most said that the mix was happening at the oil filter adapter housing. also some said problem was the oil cooler in lower radiator hose, this car did not have a cooler. i have seen these oil filter adapter gaskets leak coolant ext...
1994 Ford Aspire 1.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: KNJLT05H0R
Hi, Thanks to everyone who offered help! Along with what I had tried prior to my original posting, I did the following after receiving replies to my help request. Unplugging the MAF made no difference. The MAF ductwork was checked and was OK, Valve & Ignitio...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L chk engine light VIN: 1FTJW36F5S
Well guys & gals, Its fixed. I certinaly appreciate Chip,Charles,John and Wade for thier replies. After exhausting diag time (and maybe this should have been the first thing to do) we removed the aftermarket chip in the proccessor.Sorry, but I did not mention ...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L rabs module VIN: 1FTEF14Y6S
OK, color my face red. First let me thank the four who replied. Two said to check for an unintended ground in the light circuit by unplugging the module and seeing if the light goes out (it did). One said brake fluid from a bad cruise cancel switch could wick ...
1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.9L cruise,speedo VIN: 1FDEE14Y9S
thanks for the replies on this. not much help on this one. i tried another speed sensor first with no change. i found a tsb on this saying to change to updated instrument panel if this problem happens after speed sensor replacement(not supposed to be as sensit...
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTJX35F3T
well guys this stroke is strokin' we found one intermittin bad battery, one minuite or hour it is showing 12.3v the net thing you know it drops to 10v for just a split second and then back to 12.3v so I replaced the battery. Now the other problem was all the g...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L transfercase inop VIN: 1FTDF0862V
thanks for input on gem module replaced it works fine
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on, no communication VIN: 2FMDA5241X
thank you for all your help. i'm sorry for not responding sooner we did not have the vehicle for a while and we have been busy. it turned out to be the fuse for the ciggarete lighter and the dlc connecter i did not know that the dlc had a seperate fuse i was c...
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP663OX
i checked the intake gasket cold with brake clean that was it thank you all Trouble codes: P0171.
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L radio/wipers VIN: 1FMRU15W01
Thanx to all. Even though the trans selector switch checked out fine on the computer, that was the problem. thank you again!
2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0L drl VIN: 1FAFP55S44
Received 9 replies, some helpful some not. The main problem is the Smart Junction Box which contains the DRL circuit. This was the first year and only model Ford used this system. Some said to pull the DRL fuse, add a switch to the parking brake switching circ...
2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: VC24413E12
Tanks to all who responded after sending my fax number and replying by email to the parties trying to help me i still did not recieve a wiring diagram. thanks to all for trying
2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Positive battery cable VIN: 1HGEM22934
Thanks for the 3 replies received on this one. Unfortunately, none had the information I needed, which was a flat rate published time for replacing the complete harness. 2 of the replies stated to repair the cut cable with conventional methods, been there, don...
1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L 2-3 and 3-4 shifts VIN: JNKBY31AOV
The fix was indeed a new transmission. It was very straight-forward to replace. You may be able to remove it without removing the exhaust, but the o2 sensors were stuck and I didn't want to risk breaking one, so I removed the exhaust (heavy). With that out of ...
1995 Jeep Cherokee Country 4.0L key cylinder VIN: 1J4FJ78S0S
thanks for the help guys. no one knew of a shop in memphis. thanks to dan for the help in clarifying what i was looking for. i should of been smarter and looked in the 'find a shop' (thanks gerry) We did find her a shop, vetronix sales person new of someone in...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ58S0T
Thank guys for the help. turn out the jeep need computer with same number. I get computer from the dealer and it is gone with no problem. thank again for help. IATN. guys. Ghazi Trouble codes: P0320, P0743.
2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L right rear electric window VIN: JHBD182910
havnt recieved enough info to diagnose without throwing parts at car. car is from used car dealer and they want to sell as is or they will take to dealer.
1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L vaccum diagram VIN: WDBBAA5A7D
good evening: i have fixed this car thanks to several members that offered to send the diagram i wonted.i had 3 offers, one faxed me one, and one emailed me one. the other offered to fax me one if i were to call. i certainly appreciate all your help. this ca...
1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L rod bearings VIN: 1MELM624XS
Well I really appreciate all the responses you people are the best. As far as the answer to my question (what causes rod knock after timing chain cover removal) I got lots of theories but no one thing singled out the root cause. From: Don from Ontario Date: ...
1996 Nissan Sentra 1.6L MIL Lamp on, FAILED IM240 VIN: 1N4AB41D1T
A great big Thank You to all 13 techs who replied! I had 10 votes for the speedo head, 2 for the vss & 1 mentioned the screws for the printed circuit boad behind the head possibly being loose & causing intermittent trouble. I learned that the vss sends an AC s... Trouble codes: P0500 (vehicle speed sensor problem).
1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.1L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3WS14T1K
Jerry from Michigan is the only one out of 25 to get it. I put in a junkyard computer and an o2 and ran a motorvac and the car is fixed, just took a raod test to straighten the car out (I wasted time worring about BLM and Integrator). no more surging or stalli... Trouble codes: 45 (rich exhaust).
1987 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L No Start VIN: WP0JB0923H
Sorry for getting back late on this vehicle. The customer has taken delivery of this car before the first of this month due to him moving out of the area. The problem did not re appear for 5 days, the day the customer needed to go. The vehicle was not repaired...
1989 Saab 900 S 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YS3AS35D6K
Well this was a educated guess which turned out OK in the end. I also experenced it ran better (warm) with MAF sensor unplugged which led me to think it was a MAF sensor (which was the general 'fix' answer) --However no burnoff voltage and no burn off led us t...
1995 Saab 9000 3.0L timing
hello, thank you to all who answered my reply. the course of action i took was to obtain the correct tools for alignment of the timing components. after restarting the vehicle i found that the only way to make the noise go away is to tighten the belt to the ...
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L transmission code VIN: JS3BG6857X
we could not get check engine light to turn off. this is an auction car. we replaced the tcm with several different ones and the only one that would eliminate the light was a tcm for a manual subaru. the manual tcm would not let the car shift right so we did n... Trouble codes: P1742.
1991 Toyota Tercel STD 1.5L head gasket? VIN: JT2EL43BXM
Thanks to all!!! Yes, I had crossed the intake and coolant lines. Once I fixed that problem I was golden. As an added note, the coolant line ends on the intake are silver coated and the vacuum line ends are golden. In addition, you can use compressed air to fi...
2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Jumps out of 1st gear VIN: 4TAWN72N2Y
Thanks to all who replied, although I could see no visual wear I replaced all 1st gear parts (1st gear, synchro, slider and the gear under the slider). This has cured the problem.
1990 Volvo 760 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1GA8740L
special thanks to peter [...] they provide the right info just like arrow on the target! ! ! yes the mechanic put the flywheel in the wrong position when you take over a job like this specialy when you find misplace vacuum hoses,loose bolts... Trouble codes: 123 (coolant temp se4nsor).
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