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1998 Acura RL 3.5L secondary driven gear VIN: JH4KA9653W
I have this trans on a bench,I had sublet it out to a local trans shop for repair they had said it was a diff. concern I had it towed back here after checking iatn and seeing messages on stripped extension shaft.I have confirmed that extension shaft is strippe...
1999 Acura CL Premium 2.3L vetc valve VIN: 19YA3259XL
I took the head off this motor because of oil in the water, found that the head gasket had recently been replaced but that the head had not been surfaced. after reinstaaling the head, the car runs but the check engine light is on. a code 1259 is present. says ...
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Starter VIN: WBAHD6320S
We have a 95 BMW 525i that starts in all gears. We have replaced the neutral saftey switch with no change. Everything is original, no aftermarket alarms or remote starter, no signs of cut wires. Any ideas?
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L battery VIN: WBAGJ8324V
When you don't lock the car at night the shifter light stays on all night ( indicating body module is staying activated). This happen intermitantly. If you lock the door with the remote there is no problem. When this problem occurs the alarm will not chirp whe...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBASM3330X
Car came in with the Mil light on. The Baum CS2000 showed no codes, but very obvious vacuum leak,(whistle noise). Replace vacuum regulator under intake and replaced three hoses/lines to vacuum regulator. Vehicle runs great now. If you turn engine off and resta...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L Hesitation VIN: WBAAM5347Y
the problem is intermittent,the check engine light and eml lights come on,you loose all throttle responce and the above codes come i dont know if we originally fixed the problem with the actuator,or if it just went dorment for two months,of if these a... Trouble codes: 172 (pedal travel sensor signal), 117 (plausibilitypedal travel sensor), 169 (engine throttle outputstage shutoff)
1984 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham 4.1L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6AW6987E
Car came in for service engine light on. Found code 45. car is running rich at idle & cruise. O2 readind is staying at about 930mv. the lowest it has gone is around 700mv. All sensor readings including MAP, MAT, Coolant Temp, TPS all seem good. Tried A good us... Trouble codes: 45 (system rich)
1990 Cadillac Seville 4.5L no heat VIN: 1G6KS5338L
ok - I'm sure I'm overlooking something but I have no coolant getting to the heater core. The heater core is new / the thermostat is new - the waterpump is ok - when we disconnect the inlet hose to the heater core while the engine is running there is no fluid ...
1994 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Hard start VIN: 1G6KS2YXRU
This car came to us with the complaint of hard start first thing in morning when it first cranks it will almost start. Second atttempt sometimes it will start and run rough for a few seconds and die sometimes it will clear out and run. I know this is an old Ca...
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L tcc VIN: 1G6KD52YXT
car has a p0471 code for tcc slip speed error. we did a trans flush but code returned. after flush master tech shows slip speed at +120 plus. mitchell says it should be -10 to -64 . passed code on two drive trips,but code returned. after longer drive home. th...
1975 Chevrolet Camaro 5.7L column bearings VIN: 1S87HSN523
3-4 weeks it comes back with the top bearing plastic cage broken & the ball bearings scattered. I have been using later model bearings (mid 80's) because I had several in stock, but they seem to fit every bit as good as the original one that came out. Maybe th...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L head
Hi ladies and gents, Got a 95 lumina here with a blown head gasket, My question is, do you see alot of head cracking on this engine? The engine wasn't driven very far after the problem was noticed. The gauge was driven up to hot and shut off. After the episod...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Dump valve VIN: 2GCEK19R0V
Truck came in with low pedal. Front brakes look good and we adjusted rear brakes. We pressure bled system and still low pedal. We found pin coming out of dump valve on side of ABS unit. What I want to know is if I change the combination valve which has the dum...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Park Lamps VIN: RBT11W0256
This truck came in with complaint of not being able to shut off the parking lights. I got in the vehicle and could smell a burning electrical smell with no smoke. I removed the headlamp switch and the park light remained on (dash lights included). I have check...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Hesitation, low power VIN: 2GCEC19L9X
This pickup came in with low power when off idle, on stall test (hold in the brake and floor it ) RPM reaches 600 and has no pulling capability engine only has 10% load. on the road when WOT there is low power until it reaches 1000 rpm and anything over this i...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Unknown VIN: 1GKDT13W6Y
As always , this is a weird one.This blazer seems to take fits of not wanting to downshift when coming to a stop .At least that is what it feels like.The tach will bounce between 2000 and 1000 RPM and sort of lug along until it goes past 40 kph or so then it s...
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 8.1L No Start, Stall VIN: 3GNK26G11G
My main question is does anyone out there have a scope pattern of the crankshaft sensor on one of these engines? The problem is the engine will die without any warning and start right back up. It set a crank sensor code and I have a scope hooked to it trying t... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankshaft Position Sensor Circuit)
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Red brake light VIN: 2GNEC16Z63
Hello all, need a little help on this one. This truck was brought in from a local body shop after repairs for front collision damage for front end alignment and ABS light on. ABS light was due to right front wheel speed sensor open circuit, found one wire cut ...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L Accessories VIN: 2C8CP64L91
I need some help on this 2001 power lift gate. It will not open but the beeper goes off and the motor tries to pushup. Then stops the latch does not pop. The gate can be opened by key. It closes down but does not latch tight. Two new latch asm have been instal...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: EB7HF13ZXV
truck came in with miss on #8 cyl.during cruse. no miss at idle. found broken bolt at rear of intake r.h. side. plugs new, cap & rotor new. wires new. ( tsb on wire routing for cyl 8 miss was completed) r&r intake to correct broken bolt and water leak. hoping ...
1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Timing Chain VIN: 2C3HH46R7X
This vehicle came in with the chain broken. We removed the heads , replaced the 2 bent intake valves and reconditioned both heads. Every piece related to the chains were replaced. New guides(4) new gears(3) new tensioner and chain. When we started this up it r...
2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L tcc VIN: 1B3ES46C7Y
I never seen this code and there is no information on this code in any of my books
1989 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FABP42E2K
hey guys and gals, i've got a mustang that doesn't run good but i can't locate the data link connector. it is supposed to be near the left front shock tower. there is one (the big connector w/ several wires) but no self test wire (tan/red). the customer is a d...
1990 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEX14N8L
This truck came in with a back fire problem in decel. Codes found #32,#42 replaced o2 sensor it was not switching #6 plug was fuel soaked replaced all plugs. Customer drove and now backfired more often and extreme fuel consumption. o2 sensor is now at full ric... Trouble codes: 32 (continous egr signal low), 42 (koer rich not switching)
1991 Ford Ranger Custom 2.9L transfer case VIN: 1FTCR15T3M
Good afternoon Ford techs.I have an old ranger 4wd here with electronic problem is that there is no indication on the dash switch meaning that neither of the 2 LED on the switch are illuminated,and the motor on the transfer case does not work and it is ...
1992 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L Differential? VIN: 1FAPP36X4N
This one has me stumped and it is probably something basic. This vehicle has a clunk on initial forward acceleration from stop. I replaced all three mounts assuming this would correct the problem. It did not. We put the vehicle on a drive-on rack and did a pow...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDU34X2R
The fuel pump is new - the tune up is new - fuel filter new Idle air motor is good / Mass- air sensor reads ok / Throttle position sensor ok - has been motor vac-ed This car stalls very intermittenly but it idles rough continously - we believe that solving... Trouble codes: 543 (Fuel pump circuit)
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX26F3S
Starts ok cold. Run for a while and will not restart. If left alone for about an hour it will start with the fuel pedal to the floor. The longer it sets the better the restart.
1996 Ford Windstar 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTNW2146F
this windstar is the older typr 3.8l with the split port intake no the newer 99' type. vehicle runs fine idle to wot.concern is runs rough to very rough after 10-20 min. hot soak.only last 30 sec or so? i have to drive ten minutes hard then hot soak and will r...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEX18L4V
Have this customer that can only get 280-300 Kilometers out of a tank of fuel. First time in found Bank 1 pre and post O2 sensors sluggish and unresponsive. Replaced them and milage is little better but computer still wants to enrichen. Long term fuel trim at ... Trouble codes: P1000 (Drive cycle not complete)
1999 Ford Windstar 3.8L intermedent miss VIN: 2FM7A5146Y
need your help dont know what to do next thanks
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55S1Y
I am hoping that some one has seen this problem before. This Taurus came in with engine miss fire on #6 cylander at idle at times. Checked ign. on scope. found spark wave at the end the fire line to have turbulance and higher KVs. I have read that this is caus... Trouble codes: P0306 (6 cylander miss fire)
2001 GMC Safari SL 4.3L master VIN: 1GKDM19X32
Thanks for help in advance. This car came in with a falling pedal. Felt like a master bypassing. I replaced the master, with the same results. Thinking I had a defective master, I replaced again. Did the exact same thing. I've bled at least half a gallon and s...
2002 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L 4wd VIN: 1GKEK13Z92
Hi Techs, This Yukon came into the shop with the 4WD engaged in 4low.It would not come out of 4low. We were advised(by the dealership)to disconnect the battery and hopefully reset the TCCM. We did that and it worked for a few kilometers. At start-up all of th...
1994 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: 2HGEJ1126R
Vehicle came in running but with no power. was checking timing and compression. timing was good and compression was good all over 160 psi. after compression check went to go start the vehickle and there was no spark. not familiar with honda's i replaced the ig...
2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L tcs code VIN: 2HKRL1850T
The TCS code 31 (Engine Retard Command Signal)will not clear but ABS and TCS seem to be operating properly and no MIL on.Has anyone come across this or am I not clearing the code properly. I have followed shop key instructions and have been unable to clear. Th...
1997 Hyundai Tiburon 1.8L flywheel VIN: KMHJG24M6V
This vehichle came into our shop for a clutch problem and it was discovered that the center of the flywheel was cracked around the bolt holes similar to the way some of the old automatic flex plates did.Upon further inspection it was discovered that the flywhe...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L CAB Module VIN: 1J4GW58S1X
Hi guys, I hope someone has some insight or experience to help me on this one. This vehicle was brought to me after repairs at another shop. The original repairs were performed to address torn CV joint boots on the front axle shafts, and reman shafts were inst...
1990 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L abs pump VIN: SALHV1244L
abs pump runs all the time i have changed pump accumalator relays main hydraulic unit from my own truck no good help
1997 Lexus SC300 3.0L check engine light VIN: JT8CD32Z3V
the check engine light comes on after 2 drive cylces and then stays on. vehicle operation is fine. same code every time, po401. egr valve function appears to be normal. Trouble codes: P0401 (egr system)
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L spark knock? VIN: JT6GF10U6Y
thanks in advance for any help! This truck keeps coming back with spark knock? Checked for codes none found none pending, has no egr system motorvac helps for short period of time. runs great just gets noise!
1997 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22DXV
1998 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55S4W
Hi folks, I have this 1998 Mercury Sable station wagon with the 3.0 liter Duratec ôS" engine. There has not been an engine performance complaint by the customer, but the check engine light keeps on resetting, storing a P0171 (system too lean bank 1), and a ... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean bank 1), P0174 (System too lean bank2)
2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46G41
Hello all, I have this Mitsubishi in here with po421, Catalyst efficiency. I have replaced the rear converter and the rear 02 sensor. The light is still coming back on. If I watch the front and rear o2 while driving they seem to be switching ok. They are not m...
1999 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GT54L6X
constant surge at 2000 to 2003 rpms at hot temps, when cold ok. start out cold ok until warm at 55 as it warms up the rpm drops. when mil light comes on for code po300 in about 5 sec's it takes off just like it had a 4bbl and it just opened up. have changed di... Trouble codes: P0300
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Surge VIN: JN1CA3109Y
Vehicle came in with complaint of lack of power, worse when cold. Checked exhaust back pressure fuel pressure and volume. Checked for vacuum leaks. Everything ok. Engine runs smooth. All readings on computer look good, except for oxygen sensors which stay lean...
1978 Other European 308GT4 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1395812345
The owner of this GT4 drives the vehicle often in city traffic with extended periods of idling and often whilst cold. This car suffers from terminal spark plug fouling after about 350km of driving under these conditions and at times it will not even start with...
2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L valve train VIN: 1G2NW52E6Y
Hello have this grandam which sounds like loose valve adjustment, at idle sounds ok bring up rpm to around 1200- 1400 rpm sounds like it is coming apart. Seems to only be rear head. Checked oil pressure, ok, 40psi good man. vac 20 in. and steady. Have pulled r...
1988 Saab 9000 S 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, high idle VIN: YS3CS55D8J
We have been servicing this vehicle for many years. Customer has taken good care of it. It came in with a complaint of a high idle. We checked it & replaced the idle control valve, no change. Smoke checked for vacuum leaks, none. Inspected & replaced throttle ...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Cuts out VIN: YS3ED48E7X
Hello Saab techs. This 9.5 will just stop running. It will always start wright back up. I have a tech 2, but no codes are stored. I try to catch it with snap shot but it never shows anything. The customer says it always does it at idle and that has been my exp...
2002 Saturn SC2 1.9L moonroof VIN: 1G8ZY14712
Hey all you Saturn Techs! Got this 02 SC2 in and the factory power moonroof doesn't work. It tries to work and it moves just a little bit and siezes up. Dropped the moonroof (what a job!) removed the motor and the cables. The problem seems to lie with the trac...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L 2nd gear VIN: 3VWRC29M3X
car came in trans in limp home mode scan no com aftermarket radio installed remove still no com on hook computer for engine and trans disconnect battery reconnect had com pull codes [...] speed signal 00529 rpm missing 00652 trans ran...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L water pump belt VIN: WVWAA63B6X
Hey Volkswagon guys, we have a Passat coming in on Monday for a belt replacement. Belt runs from power steering pump to water pump and has a shim type adjustment pulley. This looks like a nightmare to change and we wondered if anybody may have a easy way to ch...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA23B2Y
Replaced Timing belt ,Plugs,Air filter,cleand Screen,Mass Air Flow,Evap Purge Solenoid, cleared codes and drove 5 miles.Returned car to customer and the next day customer called and said emissions light cmae back on and so did the MIL lamp.Same two codes 16825... Trouble codes: 16825 (PO441 Evap System Incorrect Purge), 17544 (P1136 Long Term Fuel Trim Lean)
1990 Volvo 240 2.3L Instrument panel VIN: YV1AA8852L
Help Volvo gurus!! This wagon came in because it "died while going down the road". Found battery dead. Charged and fired right up-runs good. Checked alt. output and found it not charging. Had alternator tested and it passed with flying colors. Upon restarting ...
1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YV1LS572XT
Hello, we're having a problem with oil consumption/smoking. About a month ago we replaced the turbo because it was leaking internally and causing massive oil consumption. After replacing the turbo we still have a bit of smoke coming from the tail pipe. We clea...
1998 Volvo C70 2.3L turn signals/ flashers VIN: GYVINK537X
Thanks for taking the time to look at this, Need help from someone familiar with a 98 Volvo C-70 coupe. I am assuming the turn signal flasher is bad. The problem I have is, where is it??? The wiring diagrams (Mitchell) show it as a "hazzard flasher relay/switc...
2000 Volvo S70 2.4L Power Steerining Pump VIN: YV1LS61J6Y
Hello all, Car was initially brought in with a complaint of an intermittent noise under the hood, thought to be related to steering. No problems or noises were found on several test drives, except for a worn serpentine belt. Belt was replaced and the car relea...

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1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L No Start, Stall VIN: WAUBG84D1V
thanks for all the replies. problem was in the gas tank. it has a jet pump system that supplies fuel to the fuel pump. apears to have had a crack in one of the many plastic lines inside of the tank, causing the pump to not able to siphon the gas to the reservo...
1992 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L abs light on VIN: 1G4HR53L3N
Thank you for all the help,we reviewed all the replies and added in our pinpoint testing,we then doubled back to check all circuitsthat Duane had suggested for code 45.we advised cust that we would need to first replace a defective pmvassy as it was shorted ou...
1994 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L tcc VIN: 1G4CW52L4R
It's fixed.. We replaced the two solenoids and PCM as several suggested. It did not help. After talking to the customer and doing some more research I found out that the trans the customer had installed had a 2.84 ratio and the old trans was a 3.06 ratio. I ta...
1975 Chevrolet C30 Cheyenne 7.4L valve train VIN: CKY145F426
After hearing about all the possibilities, I came to the fork in the road. Tore it back down and found that I had slightly bent push rods and more worn lifters(cupped). Best that I can Tell is rockers must have been zero lashed upon first crank. Sorry for all ...
1986 Chevrolet S10 2.5L No Start VIN: 1GCBS14E8G
thanks to the replys on this vehicle, 21 in all, after checking most the stuff that was recommended. we went back as if the customer had never touched the vehicle , which was one of the replies. we found that the new coil,even though it produced spark to the c...
1990 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1YY2385L
Thanks to all that replied; I know your time is valuable. No fix with this mess. Broken, mis-routed & improper wiring are just a few of the sins. No serial data exchange between the CCM & the ECM appears to be the reason for the injector shut down. Why? I won'... Trouble codes: 43 (Electronic Spatk Control).
1998 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L distributor gear VIN: 1GCHG39R2W
i replaced the dist. gear but dont know why it wore.thanks for the help.
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L fuel gauge,abs lamp,oil gauge,mil,check gauges , VIN: 1GKMD19W1Y
well i finally had this safari van act up the power feed out of the ign switch the culprit . thank's to all who replyed one of ya hit it on the head , it was hard to get vehicle to produce the complaint . again , thx mick [...]
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Passlock VIN: 1GNCT18WOY
Received a few replies on this Passlock problem. I had to replace the ignition switch and lock cylinder at the Chevrolet dealer. They programmed the required software into the new units and the problem seems to have been resolved. Thanks for all your help. Bob
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Rear seal VIN: 1GCHC23U71
Thank everyone for all the replies. We borrowed the tools from local dealer, worked like a champ. We also replaced rear cover and intalled new bolts. (Revised cover with shorter bolts)
1989 Dodge Dynasty LE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1B3BC5634K
Well , the fix seems to be the optical distributor as suggested by Jimmy [...] . We pulled the distributor cap , rotor , cover plate to gain access to the optical sensor and disk . Using choke cleaner sprayed disk and sensor then ...
1995 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7KC26C95
First I want to thank everyone that responded with help. There were a lot of good advise and I am in their debt for the help. The problem was 2 items. One, the fuel heater was dead and needed replacing. This may not have kept it from starting at the 65 degre...
1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46F9V
thank god the problem is fixed ( flywheel ) cracked all around bolts ho noise at all used dual trace labe scope wafe forms not lined up correctly (mechanical) problem thanks to all for input all with great ideas and 2 other shop in my area with taking there ti... Trouble codes: 1391 (intermittent loss of cmp or ckp).
1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L idle drops VIN: 2B3HD46R4X
Thanks to the couple of guys that answered. And to Jim from Ohio, no more thousands of vacumm lines. Anyway most of you suggested to look at the IAC valve. So I pulled it off cleaned it out real good, let it soak overnight, mainly because I wanted to go home. ...
2002 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L ABS, traction light VIN: 1B4GP25302
Guys, thanks for all the info. I could not find this TSB in the brake section or the computer section in Alldata. After looking at All Tsb's, I found this. Customer took to dealer for reflash. I knew I could count on IATN for help. Later, Steve
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FALP52VXT
thanks for your input everybody. i have changed the selector switch twice with one aftermarket and one oem. still the same. tranny guy says the forward clutch has been changed, but who really knows. so when i get tim will take apart and inspect. also will take...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L climate controls VIN: 1FMDU34X5T
The climate control module has repaired this car Thanks for all your help
1998 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L rear diff VIN: 2FAFP74W1W
i want to thank everyone that responded for your help. phillip from nc,fred from ga,and matthew from ca were all right. the problem was for sure in the trans. we repaired the rear end problems(had a couple of pitted bearings,pitted right axle at bearing and a ...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Plug threads VIN: 1JGF45TRK8
Most of the replies said it can be done to paint mark a timing chain set up for reassembly without using the special tools. I see these heads are a big problem for thread issues. I told the owner about the respondent who said his newly installed insert may be ...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L oil pressure sending unit VIN: 1FTYR14V7Y
Thanks everyone for the help and taking the time to reply. There is a sending unit on this truck and after several of you very nice folks pointed me in the right direction I was able to see it. The sender was located on the rear of the engine above the bellhou...
2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L abs module VIN: 2FAFP71W31
hi guys, tried all the stuff everyone said and found after some heavy duty research that the company that sets up the squads inadvertantly took the wires out of the connector for what ever reason i do not know but the city is taking back to them to resolve pro...
2000 GMC Savana 3500 6.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GBJG31F4Y
most people said a injection pump or a electronic pump driver,we installed remote mounted electronic pump driver,they daid it was for pickups,but we made a bracket to mount to the van,works good thanks for the help
2002 GMC Yukon Denali XL 6.0L pump VIN: 1GKFK66U52
After going over all the information received the replies pointed toward the 4x4 being enguaged and/or faulty. When I got the oppertunity to investigate I found that the transfer case fluid was burned Dexron-III. I serviced the fluid with GM Autotrack-II fluid...
1989 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Radiator Fan
This vehicle is fixed. I recieved some great replies to my post and each one was helpful. Some suggested jumpering connector pins (at coolant sensor A, which I did and they worked), others asking if I had checked the timer control. I removed the seat and teste...
2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L hydraulic system VIN: 1HGCJ16581
I have decided to close this request and consider it repaired.I replaced the hydraulic control unit .If there are any future problems I will update this message.Thanks to everyone that replied.
1990 Jaguar XJS 5.3L No Start VIN: SAJNW4848L
Thank you all for your help,it finaly came down to a bad ground. A case when three people did not see the obvious. Sincerely, Kelly
1984 Jeep CJ7 2.5L Misfire VIN: IJCUF87EIE
What I found on this jeep was that it did have elect. advance. I got the wrong information from the tech line. The problem was that the ecm was bad and was sending bad information to the mcu. I replaced the ecm set the timming and this jeep is gone. Thanks for...
1987 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L Starter Relay VIN: 1JCMR789XH
Hey Everyone, I want to thank everyone for all their help. Too many people to name, but everyone pretty much pointed me to the right place. I noticed it wouldn't start in Park, so I put it in nuetral, and it started. I replaced the N safety switch, and double ...
1989 Jeep Wrangler 4.2L Valve Lifters VIN: 2J4FY29T1K
Thank you to everyone that replied. I regret to say that I have not fixed the problem. There is a general feel both with the replies and my own experiences that lifter noise on startup is inherent with the 4.2 inline 6.
1996 Mazda Miata 1.8L IM Readiness VIN: JM1NA3532T
First- A big thank you to everyone that replied. We found a small manifold vacuumm leak. The oxygen sensor cycled, but we found was always more on the lean side. We repaired the vecuum leak. Customer drove the car for a week, and all the monitors flipped. Th...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Surge VIN: WDBHA22E1R
car started running o/k afetr a couple of days, must have dried out. thanks to all that responded.
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L intermittent misfire VIN: WDBHA28W4R
Four replies indicated to check wires or coils first. As the engine ECM wiring is new and I tested with other coils set, I supose the problem is the ECM. Client will go to dealer to check. Thanks Trouble codes: 107 (ignition output shorted to ground).
1995 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L reverse VIN: 4A3AJ56G3S
thanks for all the replys. the guys at transtech hit it on the head.the trans cooler was plugged. put a radiator in the vehicle and it now shifts from reverse to park without stalling and hold in reverse without stalling. this network is awesome.thanks again.
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D1Y
Thanks again for the replies,what a great organization and resource. After the two week back order wait for the iac motor we removed the old one off the vehicle,inside the throttle plate was coolant,so we did further investigating,pulled the assembly apart and... Trouble codes: P0505.
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Poor Fuel Economy, Low power, spark kno VIN: JN8DR07X81
As of now, we have not been able to get vehicle back for more testing. Half of the replies stated premium fuel, the customer always uses premium fuel. I believe we will find a problem in the variable valve timing system. We will post an update later.
1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L Misfire VIN: 1G3AJ85MXS
vehicle was finished 2/23/05. Thanks to all responding members. Problem turned out to be cam position sensor. Do not ask me why only in Park/Neutral!!! Theory is perhaps sloppy timing chain? There were NO trouble codes! Vehicle finally ran poorly enough to all...
1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme S 3.4L timing belt VIN: 1G3WH55X8R
thank guys i have order the tools for the job and with your input i should be o.k thank again and wish me luck.if you need any help with a mazda or jaguar call on me .thank again j.b. [...]
1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1GHX52K7T4
most of you were right replaced plugs, engine came to life and ran just fine.i had removed plugs 2-3 times before but no plugs was the ticket. thanks again paul.
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Service Vehicle Soon VIN: 1G2NE52T1X
Thanks for all the responses. This BCM is not programable and has to be replaced when you get a configuration code. Installed new BCM and no more code. Trouble codes: B1001 (Option Configuration Error).
2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NV52E1Y
Thanks very much to everyone who responded. As it turned out,the injectors on the #3and #4 cylinders were leaking after turning off the vehicle.Leaking enough to cause the misfire condition. I cant believe weve never seen this happen after doing so many intake... Trouble codes: P0300.
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