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1998 Audi A4 2.8L abs & brake light iluminated on dash VIN: WAUED28D0W
Greetings Audi Techs The ABS & red Brake warning lights are on in the instrument cluster It's not clear how long after front pads & rotors were replaced at an unnamed tire store that this condition started. I attempted to access the Abs control module with us...
1990 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBABB2311L
Hey guys, I hope one or all of you BMW guys can help me. Client comes in with a no start. He says he just left the car wash and got to a stop and the car stalled and didn't restart. I checked the basics and found it didn't have spark at the coil. I checked for...
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Misfire
misfire under load. No.5&6 cyl. no codes.Has new plugs and wires. We tried a new module and coils but no help. Injectors ohm good , cant find any vacuum leaks. I swapped plugs & wires with other cylinders but it stays with 5&6. the problem has been presant for...
1999 Cadillac Catera 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: W25466RWEW
does any one or has any one encountered this problem before . if so could us a couple leads to try. thank you. Trouble codes: P0442
1980 Chevrolet El Camino 3.8L control lever VIN: 1W80KAK404
Does anyone have any diagnostic or troubleshoot info for the cruise sytem on this vehicle? [...]
1985 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1G1YYO782F
Hello gentlemen, First this guy is very particular. I did not notice the symptoms right away. When you accelerate the pedal less than full throttle it seems to catch fine and the vehicle moves foward. When you mash the pedal to the floor, it seems you hear or ...
1988 Chevrolet P30 Step-Van 7.4L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1GBKP37W0J
About 10,000 miles ago this motorhome started to burn up ignition rotors every 500 miles like clockwork. It will start to miss like there is a bad wire and then after it is turned off, it will not start until a new ignition rotor is installed. After the rotor ...
1988 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Sport 4.3L hard start VIN: 1GNCS18Z9J
scan data (snap on scanner)reads 414 degrees farenheit with coolant senser plugged or unplugged. yellow wire has 5 volts + plugged or unplugged. no voltage on the black wire .i cut the yellow wire 2 inches from the ecm and still have 414 degrees. ground the ye... Trouble codes: 14 (coolant temp too high)
1993 Chevrolet Caprice 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Misfire
This one is for someone that may have done some high preformance work before or any advice would be a great help. This car/truck is a 93 chevy caprice 5.0 with a 40 ford p/u body. the owner forgot to tell me this. he just said 93 chevy, i figure no one else wo...
1993 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L excessive pinging VIN: 2GCEK19K8P
excessive pinging on light to moderate throttle starting at 25 mph to 65 mph worse when engine to operating temp. sparkplugs have appx. 14000 miles since replaced.I have tried all brands and grades of fuel no change.all tests on modis appear ok, no trouble cod...
1994 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.8L temperature control VIN: 1GNDU06L9R
Hi everyone and thanks in advance for any and all help with this problem.Customer complaint is temperature fluctuation.Supposedly happens every couple of minutes when driving on highway.We have road tested on highway for about one hour total and has only happe...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L speedometer VIN: 1G1JF5247T
vehicle come with crank and no star condition we found the crank sensor wire loose from ecm repair the wiring and inspect the rest car stars but the speedometer does not work the costumer have the same problem before he replace the complete speedometer but it ...
1997 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L fuel VIN: 1GCEC19R6V
about a week before christmas, customer brought in truck for intermitent no start condition. customer talked toanother garage and was told cam sensor was bad. installed cam sensor, it ran for a week. installed crank sensor, it made no difference. then installe...
1997 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS1440V
truck has rough idle. was skipping irratically on cylinders # 1 and # 4. fouled out new plugs, replaced. we can take the wiring harness on the passenger side that goes to the computer and move it and the truck will idle smooth. we have found 2 bad wiring conne... Trouble codes: P0172 (fuel system rich)
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Hesitation VIN: 1GNELI9WXY
To all Techs. I have been work on this vehicle for fews days, getting no where, I apreciate with support and advise. Customer drove vehicle into shop, complaining the van giving hasitation when the temperture on coolant reach to 200 degree, especially cruising...
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3GNEK13T42
When cold start engine will stall iac will not pick up rpm. If you hold pedal down some will run fine. After a minute truck will run on own. Iac counts will be anyware from 0 to 310 with no difference in rpm. Dosent set any codes. When i control iac with scann...
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L fog lamps VIN: 1GNFK16Z42
fog lamp relay is activated by body control module to turn fog lamps on, fog lamp switch was replaced (did not correct problem)all relay wiring ok, switch signal at bcm on orange wire ok when fog lamp switch pushed, when dk green with white tracer wire from bc...
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L low reverse solenoid VIN: 1C3EJ56HXS
hi folks i been chasing this code 41 low reverse solenoid circuit problem for a few months two months ago this problem was given to me after the trans shop replaced trans harness and controller and trans. I hooked up my vantage with a dual chanel one on amps o...
1992 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Master Cylinder VIN: 1B4GH44R7N
Hey guys. Quick one for ya'. We've replaced the master on a caravan, and the front pads and the right caliper. It came in with a normal pedal, but after the pads and calipers were put in, the pedal went to the floor when vehicle is running. Replaced master cyl...
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L converter? VIN: 1B7KF23CC6
truck came in with a complaint of stalling customer had work done at a garage involving injecters to try to solve problem. was told its trans and brought truck to us. when truck is started idle is fine and rpm is ok in park and nuetral. when truck is put in an...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.9L radiator/water pump VIN: 1B7HC16XX5
Need help with this one. I have a 99 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup with a 3.9L engine. It came in the the with an overheating complaint. Found plastic radiator end tank seam, split away from the core. I wanted to know what caused this, and I found that t-stat gasket h...
1986 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L No Start, Surge VIN: 2FTEF15Y3G
This system should be so simple, i can't believe we can't figure it out -no start after sitting overnight -after trying 1 minute -engine starts right up -before trying to start if accelerator is pumped fuel is spraying into carb ---good spark at plug when tryi...
1990 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 5.8L High Idle VIN: 1FDKE37H4L
This vehicle was towed in for a no-start condition and coolant loss. The vehicle would not start due to a restricted exhaust. The converter had braoken apart and to make matters worse melting snow had trailed into the tailpipe and frozen. We replaced the exhau...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Over Drive light On shift handle flashes continuou VIN: 1FTEX15N8R
I've attemtped to scan this truck a couple different times. Each time,it seems as soon as I hook up either the snap-on scanner (mt2500) or the genisys) it seesms the scanner clears the code(s) and the OD light on the shift handle stops flashing. This is a rand...
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...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L rear brakes VIN: 1FALP52U1T
car came in brake light on, brake fluid low. wheel cylinders leaking. replaced shoes,cylinders and hold down kit., machined drums. test drive around the block no problems. customer comes back an hour later has a noise. verified knocking noise coming from rear ...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJW36F9V
need some help from powerstroke gurus please, this truck will not crank or start if parked facing downhill most of the time now, has had rough idle and poor power for some time but customer did not want to look into this b-4 now.when brought into the shop the ... Trouble codes: 470 (exhaust back pressure sensor circuit malfunction)
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP57U5W
this car will keep blowing the 20a maxi fuse to the fuel pump I`ve been through all the wireing from the fuse to the fuel pump and can find no prob. this has been going on for 3 months and cust would love a fix.
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L heating VIN: 1FAFP53U4X
at the beginning of winter customer reported low heat at idle but good heat once off idle (and driving). found cooling system full, thermostat operation normal, engine temperature good. backflushed heater core with no change. replaced heater core with no chang...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L po705 VIN: 3FAKP1138X
code p0705 the computer will not read netural or park will not let me do the koer test
2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.0L transmission VIN: 1GTHK24U03
I have this mysterious noise coming from this transmisson. Put up on the hoist and there is a severe clicking noise coming from the transmisson. It increases in frequency when the engine is accelerated. pulled inspection cover and all torque converter bolts ar...
1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB7152L
hello ...this honda came in on the hook the customer had hiss own fuel pump and wanted it installed he said he already had it checked at a transmissin shop ...well we put the pump in and still no power to the fuel pump the car has spark and will run...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L overdrive VIN: 1J4GZ58S7R
I need some help getting information on this jeep. Intermettently will shift into third while driving at a constant speed. when this happens the OD light will come on and you cannot get it into fourth until shut off, it will continue to go through the first th...
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L Misfire VIN: 1J4GZ58YSC
engine has miss at idle and when cruising on highway on cyls 2 & 4. when accelerating miss goes away. compression on 2&4 is 180 psi and all other cyls is 150 psi. fuel pressure in spec. perform injector balance test and all were about the same. new plugs, wire...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L T-case VIN: 1J4GZ78Y1T
We got this Grand in last year with the viscous coupling in the T-case seized, had it rebuilt and it just came back 5K miles later. Had another T-case built from the same place and it performed just as bad as the first. Took the T-case to another shop and they...
2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L 2-1 downshift VIN: 1J4GL48K43
This post is sent out hopping to help save some of you fellow tech's. time & grey hair's. Vehicle came in for 60km maintance service with no complaint's. We proceeded to perform routine maintance service (tran's. serivce, cooling system service, injector's flu...
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L No Start, floods at cold start VIN: 17TLNLM97V
quite a unique vehicle. has choke assembly in throttle body. floods out while starting cold. if you get it to start with outpulling plugs will run rough for aroung 1 min then fine. runs great hot. no codes all scan reading and temp reading fine cold and hot. n...
1989 Mazda B2200 2.2L MIL Lamp on, no vac to EGR VIN: JM2UF3136K
Failed emissions test check engine light on,pulled codes 13,16,17.Applied vacuum to EGR Ok,values of position sensor per specs. I do not get vacuum signal from control valve to EGR valve,applied ground to control valves,valves open Vacuum reached EGR valve and... Trouble codes: 13 (vacuum sensor or circuit), 16 (EGR position sensor), 17 (feedback system)
1997 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L alternator VIN: JM1BC143XV
HELP!!! customer brought vehicle in with a blown belt checked pully's and found alternator seized... replaced alternator and put a new belt on all systems checked out fine charging and everything... customer picked up and drove home.. but the belt blew on the ...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23E3V
car came in with check engine light on. another tech try a new maf sensor with no luck. we replace plugs there were worn out. clean injectors. reset light,came back next day,same code. i am suspecting leaky injectors. please help,if u have seen same problem,an... Trouble codes: P0170 (fuel trim malfunction)
1994 Mitsubishi Eclipse 1.8L No Start VIN: 4A3CF34B6R
car starts and runs fine most of the time. when it does not start we find spark once when first cranking and once when stop cranking. tach is shows rpms while cranking. if you keep trying to start it will eventually start and run fine for a day or two. thanks ...
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D6V
drive cycles, monitors and egr trouble*** *** Hi Gang this nissan had the mil light on and off for several years, now its inspection time. Knock sensor was faulty and replaced, one code gone. Has egr code only sets after a week or so, testing this system now. ...
1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 1N4DL01D6X
since replacing the thermostat and hoses the customer has been complaining that the fans seem to come on more often and are louder. we rechecked the vehicle and found that the fans are running most of the time and at full speed. tried to rebleed the system. ra...
1992 Oldsmobile Achieva S 2.3L sparks VIN: 1G3NF51D7N
Before and after all other repairs blue, audible spark noticed jumping from timing cover to crank pulley. appears to be secondary ign. Spark is intermitant but when it occurs it seems to be consistent( about every 10-12 sec. at idle, freq. increses with rpm) V...
1991 Plymouth Voyager LE 3.3L No Start VIN: 2P4GH55R8M
i would like to thanks in advance to all the members in this net. i have this minivan they replace the ecm due to the same situation the problem is the some times the vehicle cranks but it does not star the ecm recivbes crank sensor signal cause i did check i... Trouble codes: 35 (radiator fan relay), 41 (alternator field not switching), 42 (auto shutdown relay control circuit)
1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Hesitation VIN: 1P4GP54R6T
This vehicle has a noticeable sag on acceleration especially noticable at lower speeds. I have checked the Egr system it works properly. Disconnecting Egr no difference. fuel pressure and volume good, connected gauge during test drive. No codes whatsoever. Fue...
1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2HX52K7S
the car cam into the shop about 2 weeks ago. with a cold start up problem. intermittenly on a cold start-up the check engine light will come on, along with the traction control light. and a irratic idle surging up and down, and the car would almost stall, and ... Trouble codes: P0341
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L RF door speakers VIN: 1G2WR5217Y
Hi group, have this Gran Prix with the speakers not working in the RF door. I've tested all the wiring and have ended up at the amp hanging in the trunk. Has any one else had this problem and please confirm the fix before I spend the $300 on the new amp. Thank...
2001 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L abs VIN: 3G7DB03E61
Get a code C0045 ( left rear speed sensor)on the first start of the day. Switch key off and back on its fine. Have run the scanner and monitored the speed sensors..everthing is fine. Any common problem with this code? Thanks, Dave
1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Diagnostic Connector VIN: WPOZZZ99ZR
Dear Friends, I need to known about pin numbers (diagnostic plug),ABS, Air Bag, DME etc... Is a circular plug . My Scanner has a Porsche program but the car is europe version, and donīt have a OBDII plug!!! Thanks
1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L evap monitor inop VIN: YS3DD55B8V
This one will not pass state obdii plug'n'play inspection. Had a code p0422 but after clearing and driving a trip the catalyst reported ready and no codes were set. Since it won't run the evap monitor, it will not run the trip obdii monitor, so won't pass insp...
1991 Toyota Tercel DLX 1.5L engine VIN: J1TG23UH3D
Basically, did I not consider something when I put the gaskets back on? Is there some sort of grease caps like my repair manual says that would cause this? Thanks in advance!!!
2000 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Warning light VIN: KZJ95-0048
Hi Toyota Techs, We had replaced the timing belt of this T/y L'crusier Prado with 4-cylinder 1KZ turbo-intercooler diesel engine. However we were unable to turn off the T-belt warning light. The was no reset button at the dash meter cluster. We have a X-431 sc...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L spark VIN: 3VWRL81H9T
vehicle came in running then would not start,i'm getting a no spark condition,no power to the fuel pump fuse and no mil light at koeo,have tryed everything i can think of ecu,distibutor,igniton switch,pump relay i'm pulling myhair out here any help is apprecia...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMD63BXX
the v w dealer was to expensive thats how we got the job.the customer is very understanding and just wants the light out and i want him happy. thanks for any help. Trouble codes: P1519
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE29M6Y
Vehicle was brought in for a gaping hole in the oil pan. This resulted in loss of oil while the engine was still running. Replaced the oil pan, filter and oil and test ran engine. There was a loud clacking sound that came from the valve train area and the che... Trouble codes: P1340
1987 Volvo 760 GLE 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1GX8744H
Hello had vehicle towed in no start found no output from distrbutor hall effect did have 12 volts 5 volts and good ground to dist replace with carquest reman dist worked for 2 minutes replaced with another dist this one lasted 20 min recheck inputs to dist aga...
1999 Volvo V70 R AWD 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LV62D2X
We have been getting this cat efficiency code for a year. the readings we get from VADIS are within specs for both front and rear O2 sensors. Front is 1.0 and rear is at just above .6(These are VADIS numbers, there is no explanation as to whether these are rea... Trouble codes: ECM48

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1990 BMW 525i 2.5L all gauges VIN: WBAHC2316L
The fix was simple. We drove a car to the junk yard and pluged in another milege chip and all problems went away. The old chip was burned out, causing the cluster to short out. Tanks for everybodies help.
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAR334YJ
all valves we tried ohmed at approx 25 ohms as did the original valve, we traced the circuit and all wiring seemed intact so we are going with the internal DME unit fault the valve has constant power key on and grounds thru the ecu when the parameters are met ... Trouble codes: 068 (44 activation solenoid valve tank ventilation short to negative).
1987 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G4HP5437H
Well its fixed. 13 replies, most of you said the car will runwith a bad cam sensor. some said it wont. This car ended up having multiple problems. I followed the no start procedure from aldata.While checking the crank sensor I noticed it had became partially p...
1988 Buick Regal Limited 2.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 2G4WD14WXJ
Sorry guys, my customer STILL hasn't brought this rig back in to run through all the excellent replies you guys have provided. The general consensus is that there's at least one injector shorting out, which is causing the quad drivers to shut down the system. ...
1999 Chevrolet C3500 7.4L Excessive cranking VIN: 1GCGC33J2X
First off thanks to everyone who replied and offered assistance. The key to this fix was not having the right information. Once I was informed by several of ya'll that 3-5 psi was too much I traced it down to leaking injectors(2-cyl 1 and cyl 8). Replaced all ...
2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDX03E7Y
hi everyone, i'd like to start by first giving a big thank you to all of you that helped me with this chevy. as always, iatn is the best tool in the box... the fix was to replace the e.g.r. valve. my local GM dealer (george) gave me one 'on loan' to try. i... Trouble codes: P1404.
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Stall VIN: 2GCEC19T61
sorry fellow iatn members, as i can not post a fix at this time. the customer unfortunately developed health problems and has been unable to return yet. thanks for the input. a summary of the replies follows. 2-3 replies said clean throttle body which would ha...
1994 Chrysler LHS 3.5L tensioner VIN: 2C3HD56F2R
Thanks to Rick,Patrick,Ted,Jerry,Michael and Reid all hit it on the head. The water pump pulley diameter was to big. 94's use a smaller pulley and t-belt than the 95's and up. Replaced wp with correct number and everything fits great. Thanks
1995 Chrysler New Yorker 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3HC46FOS
The fix for this vehicle was getting the engine back in time. Both cam gears were 3 to 4 teeth off with the crank on TDC. The reason for the timing to jump was the bearing in the pretensioner pulley disintegrated. A couple of the ball bearings were still in fr...
1997 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD56F9V
thanks to all, as you all said lower intake gasket was blown at no. 5 cyl. funny how somtimes we miss the little things, again thanks so much to you all, to many to list names but you hit it right on! Trouble codes: P0305.
2000 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD36J7Y
We tried the top engine cleaning with no improvement. We then did an oil system flush and went to full sythetic oil, due to the number of oil related problems with this particular engine. Put several miles on the vehicle with no improvement to the misfire cond... Trouble codes: P0302 (cyl. 2 misfire).
1970 Dodge Dart 440CID rear end VIN: LL23G0R295
Many Thanks to all who replied to my request.It is on the way to being rebuilt.IATN is like having a big brother who you can look to for help when you need it the most.Reider Racing is where I found the part.Many Thanks Leonard
1992 Dodge Dakota 3.9L battery VIN: 1B7FL26X7N
sorry for being late. checked out all systems. found keep alive memory for clock in radio to be bad. replaced radio. 3 weeks later, customer had dead battery again. removed time-out relay, battery has been good for 2 weeks. hopefully that will fix it. thanks f...
2000 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L leak oil VIN: 3B7MC3663Y
thx mr mike and fred i'm waiting for cust call me to do it the part cost too much for the pu he is still crying best regard robert
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L No Start VIN: 2B3HD46R3Y
Thanks for all the replies!I did compression test on all cyls,had 90 psi across the board.Several replies told me that when cam and crank sensors are out of synch the pcm will not cycle ignition coils,that explains why I had no spark.I pulled valve covers and ...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Headlights VIN: 2B4GP44R91
Because only the headlights were involved and not any dash or other lights we took a look at the diagrams and decided to replace the IPM. Sent customer out and problem hasn't returned since. Many and grateful thanks to all who took time out of your busy days a...
1991 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FACP40EMF
Hi All, well as many of you suggested the oil was most likely different to mask the problem with the transmission. Apparently these transmissions will make noise in all gears but fourth when the input shaft gear that drives the cluster gear is worn. Sure enoug...
1991 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Converter Lockup VIN: 1FACP57UXM
Thank You to all that replied. I explained to the customer what everyone told me. They decided to try the computer change. Low and behold, So far so good. Keeping fingers crossed. It is working like a new one. Maybe that is why the other computers fry with the...
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Rolling Idle VIN: 1FALP57U8R
The majority of replies indicated to check the iac. Since no-one seemed to know for sure if the trans turbine sensor could cause the pcm to alter idle strategy, I decided to ignore it temporarily, and just started with normal testing on the iac, found resistan... Trouble codes: P0639, P0412.
2000 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L engine VIN: 1FMNU43S4Y
Thanks to all who replid to my post. Unfortunately, the customer declined engine tear down for further diagnostics. We did go the extra step of taking it to our local Ford dealership to get a second opinion and the felt that a possible wrist pin could be causi...
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1EAHP36302
after testing all inputs,outputs,power and ground circuts at pcm again.all ok and still getting code 320(eratic speed signal)i removed crank sensor again and placed a bore scope into hole to check flywheel for the second time i noticed a torque converter nut l... Trouble codes: P0320.
1994 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L system pressure
The cylinder head turned out too thin and too warped to use, car is presently on hold while we find stuff. Most replies said that these blocks and heads do not crack although blown head gaskets are common. I believe that this car may be headed for the scrap ...
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Hesitation, no power
well, this one is fixed. thanks again as you people are awesome. the fix was the drivers side lower coil wasn't firing.swapped with old coil,vehicle power was restored.kind of a bad design i think having 1 coil run the whole vehicle just not enough output. wel...
1990 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L digital dash VIN: 1LNLM9846L
We tried different instrument panels and looked for a power supply that was suggest but were never able to find one. An ignition switch was also suggested but did not help either. We got very busy at the shop and the customer needed the car. We continue to res...
1996 Mitsubishi Galant S 2.4L axles VIN: 4A3AJ46G4T
Replaced rf axle again to fix the boot leak, no improvement, replaced lf axle, fixed problem, in the future all vibrations under accel will get both axles replace regardless because you cant really diagnose correctly in the stall, at least i couldnt. Thanks to...
2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46G41
Sorry it took so long to report this, but we were waiting on the customer to make up there mind. I put the front 02 sensor in the car and everything seems to be ok. Thanks for all the help.
1997 Nissan Sentra GLE 1.6L No Start VIN: 1N4AB41D5V
After checking a voltage drop on all my grounds for the ecm I had A difference of A half A volt on ground 106. This ground is located on the right side of the intake manifold. Clean grounds and intake vehicle ran perfect.
1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L seals VIN: 1N4DL01D0X
Fellow techs: Wanted to make sure this vehicle was road tested for a few days before celebrating. The fix ended up being the preload for the differential bearings was not set correctly. After figuring it out & setting it correctly, the vehicle has been driving...
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Boggs Down, No Power VIN: 3N1CB51D7Y
Well Guy's just about all of you and us were right the first time. It goes to show don't trust aftermarket parts at all... The factory Mass Air Flow Meter fixed the whole thing. After trying two aftermarket ones which were reading normal. I do thank all that r... Trouble codes: P0171.
2006 Nissan Maxima 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA312DX
Hello again, Thanks for all that got back to me,Everybody said have the pcm reflashed.There Is A Nissan tsb for this Problem.Nissan has widened the window of operation for The rear o2 sensors. Thanks again to everybody Trouble codes: P0420, P0430.
1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.3L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2G3AL54NOL
Thanks to all who replied, the problem ended up being in the maf sensor. After cleaning it, the problem still existed so I installed a new one and the hesitation went away. The numbers on the scanner didn't change any, but the esitation was gone. Thanks again ...
1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L air bag VIN: 1G3AJ85M7T
Thanks for the replies, as most of you said this is normal for this car. Found another similar car did the same thing, Driven many GMs over the years and never noticed it. Learn something new every day in this business. Thanks again, Bill
2003 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L Front Brake Pads VIN: 3G7DA03E53
We just completed front brakes on a 2004 Aztek using new GM rotors and ProQuiet extreme brake pads. David (Reply #1) had an identicle situation using Raybestos pads and cured the problem using 'EBC' pads. We could not find a local supplier for this brand but d...
1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L shifting to reverse VIN: YS3DD55B6T
Well it's is finished! The problem ended up being bushings in the linkage, both in the shifter base and at the union. Thanks to all who pointed me in that direction. I was leary on installing the updated shift linkage only because her problem had occured immid...
2003 Saturn LW300 3.0L timing belt VIN: 1G8JW84R83
thanks a bunch guys, this should be a easy fix now with info from you guys,jeff from alberta you told me exzactly what i need to know, that the marks to use are #1 -#2-#3-#4 starting at rear exhaust came on rear head and count forward one on each sprocket , fr...
1994 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L hydraulics VIN: JT3DJ81W3R
after much frustration, we concluded that the remanufactured master cylinder that we got was defective. we ordered another master cylinder, installed it and bled the system and it was much better. thanks to all that replied.
1992 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 3VWRA21G7N
the pcm was bad we put a new rebuilt pcm and the car works fine now.the car who has the computer never run but somebody told me the car runs perfect. thank's a lot for all your help a very appreciated.
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L car will not turn over VIN: YV1LW5512S
Thanks for all of the replies on this most curious car. Because I had power at the ignition switch but the car would not turn over I tried something I had never heard of that was recommended by an old Volvo tech I know. On this car the alarm is located underda...
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L ecm, abs VIN: YV1TS90D3Y
First like to thank everyone for repling. Most of the ideas I have already done. Well finally got the car back in the shop, run a few more test, I decided to remove the TCM and jumper the CAN in and outs to bypass the TCM,well was still unable to talk to the...
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