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1999 Acura TL 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 19UUA5653X
Car sat for a wile
1999 Audi A6 2.8L Drive-axles VIN: WAUDA24BX1
A simple post today. I am looking for a source, application, and or part number, for the c.v. joint on the front of the driveshaft for this 1999 audi a6 avant. This is the shaft from front to the back of the car. I understand the joint alone is replaceable fro...
1999 Audi A4 2.8L head lamp washers VIN: WAUGD28D1X
Head lamp washers are inoperative By-pass wiper/washer intermittent relay and give headlamp washer motor power, and it operates. Check power on pin #15 ok, and pin#13 ok w/ key on. Pin#17 has good ground. I suspected the wiper/washer intermittent relay was no ...
1991 BMW 750iL 5.0L Door Locks VIN: WBAGC8310M
This one has a few problems. I wanted to know if anybody had come across these. First is the door locks. They will intermittently lose their syncrnization and customer will have to use emergency unlock from passenger door. When syncronization is lost doors can...
1998 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L abs light VIN: 1G4CU5211W
Measured resistance of harness from sensor to ebtcm... .003 ohms. will be fine for up to 2 weeks then the fault will reoccur in the form of stored DTC's and false abs and traction control events.
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L warning systems VIN: 1G4HP54K1Y
Car came in with complaint that after driving 10-15 minutes dash warning lites would illuminate randomly and power door locks would become inoperative. Verified complaint and pulled codes u1016 u1040 u1064 u1096 from airbag system. Also had p1626 in pcm. After...
1996 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L monitors not set VIN: 1G6KF5294T
This 96 Deville came in for being rejected at the test lane for having more than two monitor's in the "Not Ready" status. It had "cat efficiency status, Heated O2 sensor system, and O2 sensor status all not ready. As it had a history code for the heater circui... Trouble codes: P0135
1988 Chevrolet Celebrity 2.5L No Start VIN: 1G1AW51R2J
vehicle will start fine cold warm up may start may not . crank vehicle when hot will not start let off keyback to off pos. then recrank check eng. lite will flash once car will start. may run fine all day then may take a spell and repeat same problem. cant bel...
1989 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, Back firing VIN: 1GNDM15Z2K
Hi Guys! Why me? This van has been in our shop before several months ago and after replacing the O2 sensor & knock sensor it ran fine. The customer states now that for the past couple of weeks it will stall out while going down the highway. When she tries to... Trouble codes: 42 (EST error), 43 (ESC failure), 33 (map), 32 (egr)
1989 Chevrolet Celebrity 2.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3G1AW51W4K
This vehicle came in with an obvious problem at cruise when under load. The engine suddenly shuts off with the gas pedal to the floor at 4000 +-500 RPM but restarts immediately afterwards. Sometimes however, after extensive power braking to get symptoms to app...
1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Starting VIN: 2G1FP22P1R
Thanks in advance for any help. This camaro has no power to the starter, it has the security light on. Last week we tested the ign switch, clutch switch, both are powering up. The theft deterant module was not allowing power through so we replaced the module ...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L blown #20 fuse VIN: 1GBEK19RXV
hi, i was told vehicle was blowing #20 fuse ,dash and trans would quit working. dealer replaced mlps switch and plugs per code and bulletin. fuse kept blowing so i got it. plug has at least 2 wires switched in wrong places because rev lights were on all the ti...
1997 Chevrolet C3500 5.7L heater blower motor resitor VIN: 1GBJC34R7V
Hello iATN members.I was just wondering if anyone has run across this problem before. Customer complains of only hi speed blower no low M1 M2. The blower motor resistor keeps blowing on this truck every couple of months.Another shop has replaced it once and we...
1997 Chevrolet P30 7.4L No communication VIN: 1BCCS14N5T
HI,The problem is no communication with the VCM,Intermittently the motor home goes into Limp-in may once in 2 weeks or twice in 6 months,when it happens the owner says there was a harsh downshift and transmission didn't want to shift,he pulled over and removed... Trouble codes: 24 (vss), 27 (egr)
1998 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 7.4L No Start VIN: 1GCGK29J5W
This personal truck of mine has me ready to trade it in, it starts good cold but after you run it for a while and let it sit for 15 min- 1hr it will crank for 20 sec or more before it starts. I have injector pulse, good spark, and good fuel pressure,I noticed ...
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G1JF52T7W
Fellow Techs, Help. This Quad 4 has a lope at idle and at low rpm. Misfire data shows random misfires, not on only one cylinder. Otherwise engine runs good. I have 2 of these with the same symptoms. No clues from scanner. Thank you,
1999 Chevrolet K3500 7.4L Hesitation, sever hesitation VIN: 1GVKC34J9X
this truck falls flat on its face when you pull away from a stop.idels fine,revs up fine.acts like carb model with lean choke/no accelorator pump.no codes,data has no strange things showing up.injector on time will rise to 50ms on loading,
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G1ND523X1
Hello,this car is driving me nuts.It will start and run fine for about 30 sec,then it will start hunting for idle and then stall.The strange thing is cannot get computer to set a code.Diconnected the iac,tps egr,maf all at same time and nothing.Car ran the sam...
2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Passenger side rear electric door VIN: 1GNDX03E12
I have my niece's van here that is trying to eat my lunch. The original motor in the passengers side rear door went bad, or so I thought. It opened fine, but when she closed it, the door just started going back and forth and wouldn't shut. She got someone to d...
1989 Chrysler LeBaron Premium 2.5L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1C3XJ55K0K
This is my car. It has the digital instrument cluster. It has intermittantly worked correctly, locked up, had rolling segment displays, and gone blank. I removed the cluster and disassembled it. I removed the circuit board with the displays on it. Assuming tha...
1976 Dodge D100 Custom 3.7L trans VIN: D14BB6S336
original vehicle was in for: grinding into 3rd gear. we inspected trans., replace the 3/4 synchro assembly. inspected & replace clutch assembly. then changed to 1/2 shifting problem. re-inspected trans., adding more clearance between main drive gear & rear sha...
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L poor heat in cold temp VIN: 1B7KF23Z3W
this truck came in with cust complaint of loosing heat inside the truck at hwy speeds in outside temps 0f 10 to below zero temps. at idle outside the shop, truck gives great heat at 2000 rpm it will burn your skin at the vents in below zero weather, drive the ...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Mechanical VIN: 2B3HD46R4Y
Customer came in and requested valve seals be replcaced. Vehicle smokes (blue) on acceleration after extended idle. Local Dodge dealer diagnosed. We removed valve covers and cams, in attempt to install seals while heads are on vehicle. We do not have a tool th...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Left front brakes VIN: 2B8GP44R11
A few days after the brakes were bled the vehicle was brought to our shop with the brake pedal very low. Not knowing about the previous attempts to repair this problem at the other shop, I started from the beginning; checking for leaks, worn pads, siezed calip...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Front Crankshaft seal
This is not the first truck that I have had this problem with. The problem is the lack of info on how to install the front crankshaft seal. The seal kit from Dodge comes with the Teflon lip seal, a seal starter and seal driver, and a rubber seal of some kind. ...
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L engine VIN: 1FDKF38K4R
I have this 7.3l DSL [not a powerstrock]that is using lots of engine oil.The customer is adding 3 liters or more a day depending on how much it is being used,travels on the average of 100 to 200 km per day.This vehicle has a dump and is used for landscaping.I ...
1996 Ford F-250 XLT 7.3L convertor lock up VIN: 2FTHF25F0T
hello everyone this truck came to me from trans shop, will not go into lock-up i have tested power and ground, i have tested lock up by grounding the soleniod and it will click when grounded, have gone into the output test and the soleniod will turn on. have...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L 4x4 VIN: 1FTZR15X7W
Hi folks, 4WD does not engaged; 4x4 light comes on, flashes 4 times then turns off. DTC P1838 is stored. Followed/utilized available info&schematics from MOD,even checked fuse no.26 (=previous fix, 03/11/2003); fuse is OK. Stuck & in need of help. Thanks in a...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Misfire VIN: 1FTSX31S9X
Could any tech out there tell me a good way to diagnose a misfire condition an a Ford v-10. Modis does not have the capability. Low amps probe wont help. dont believe I have the adapters for my 450 sel sunscope. Very frustrated. Thanks to anyone who replies.
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L overdrive lite blinks VIN: 1FMZU67E11
retrieved fault code: p0735 with generic scantool: the fifth gear is not engaging...we are not familiar with the idoysncracies of this make and model...can one of the solenoids on the trans be sticking and not letting the hydraulic logic to function?...any sug...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L alarm VIN: SAJHX124XW
Hello group! This Jag was towed in, dead battery, lots of yellow paint on windows. Turns out it is a repo car, used car lot sent it to us to get it running again. The only key for the car is one that was just made, (not by us or a dealership) and there is no r...
1988 Jeep Cherokee 2.5L Cuts out VIN: 1JCHL7711J
Hi group, This Jeep came in a week ago with an intermittent problem, it will cut out after few minutes after start, then will start again after half an hour. I checked the spark and the injector signal, there were none at that particular time and I still have ...
1995 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1J4FJ68S2R
quick question... for the past 2 winters this jeep has been coming in with a no start problem on real cold days. once here we get it in the shop and within minutes it will start and run like crap. finally this year its here and starting outside but running rea...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1J4FX5857T
Jeep arrived in shop for a cold start complaint. It ran fair when warmed up but had to be ambiant temp to reproduce problem. The SES light yielded a cam or crank intermittent failure that led me to a underhood exam only to find that this had been someone elses... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305 (and po306 misfire detected)
1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L driveshaft VIN: 1J4FF68SXX
This Jeep has a clunk when comming to a stop and taking off from a light. Per tsb we replaced the front yoke. Also check the axles for any problems per tsb. Problem was fixed for 2 months. Car came back in for the same noise. Every 2 months if we pull the driv...
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L shifting VIN: SALTY1248X
code 705 park,nutural switch problem,vehicle is going in to limp mod. tested harness wiring is good.switch out park switch no change.Qustion pin 5 from park switch to body control uint pin 11 what is it for? note shift light in dash work in park & revers only!
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L Cuts out, Stall
anybody heard of a similar situation?this one has me stumped as you might have guessed lexus is not my car line of choice.thank you for your help...wolf
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L Dash lights, fuel guage VIN: 1GFT543H76
We had the common problem originally of flickering/ dead instrument cluster back lighting. All guages worked. We took unit to Tacoma Speedometer for circuit board(s) repair. They bench test lighting for at least an hour after the circuit repair. Customer opte...
1994 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L air bag strut VIN: 1LNLM9843R
Hi and Thanks in advance for all advice!This Lincoln has just blown an airbag while hoisted! The vehicle was towed into our shop with a shattered pulley on the belt tensioner.The tow truck operator turned off the ride control switch in the trunk to tow the veh...
1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L ac compressor VIN: 1LNLM82WXV
Hello fellow techs, Have a strange one here and looking for help. This car came to me yesterday. ( anew customer refered by a very good customer of mine.) Customer bought this car approximately 7 weeks ago and has been having trouble with a surge since pretty...
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22C7Y
No codes,does not start cold,plugs are fuel fouled(dripping wet) ect reads ok ,maf check oks pulse width at 54.2 ms timing belt is ok engine timing has been checked and set properly.exciter ring checks ok.We are at a lost to understand why this is flooding on ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L confirmation leds VIN: WDBHA22W5S
This car has the remote control sensor and confirmation leds (red and green) located in the driver outer door handle (older version). The remote control are locking and unlocking normally, but the green and red leds are flashing always togheter after the oper...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L No Start VIN: WDBHA22EXT
Hi guys, Have a 96 C220, will crank, have only initial injector pulse, then car dies, no injector pulse. Will run with propane. Cannot communicate with ATA (Anti theft alarm) control unit(I beleive I am supposed to be able to access this) with my Baum I-Scan. ... Trouble codes: 100 (CAN problem- no data from diagnostic module), 116 (CAN problem- no data from RCL IFZ), 117 (Attempt to start with RCL IFZ locked)
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L 2-3 shift VIN: 1MELM62W8R
Before and after overhaul, this unit has a sometimes slidy 2-3 shift. Other times, it feels like it is dragging through the shift. It has never shifted correctly on this shift. The 1-2 and the 3-4 are perfect. I have tried 2 different valve bodies with no ch...
1992 Mitsubishi Galant 2.0L engine VIN: JA3CR46V4N
customer brought in saying car has vibration, took front cover off, balance shaft belt was broke and covered in oil also water pump was dripping, changed the parts listed and still has vibration, although i dont think quite as bad. had checked timing marks sev...
1995 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.8L steerig wheel radio controls
the bulbs have white plastic base , round 10mm dia. blue bulb, the assy, locks in like an instrument light.
1950 Other GM champion 245CID turn signal & park lamps
We are in the process of a complete restoration , the wires on this thing are falling apart , all the wires look the same , the park lights and turn signals are inop(head lights do work ) ...I see a circuit breaker on the back of the head light switch( GOOD )a...
1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2P4GP44R5V
hi chrysler techs i have plymouth voyager here that stalls or wants to stall when put in grear. has a intermitent code p1695 no ccd buss but problem is always there .also the shift indicator some times does not line up with the correct grear.i notice that when... Trouble codes: P1695 (no ccd buss)
1992 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.3L Hesitation VIN: 1G2NE54NXN
this 92 grand am has been in the shop several times for the same reason. hesitation on accel. customer replaced own t.p.s, we checked that it is ok. we have replaced ign. module and coils with known good parts, ecm power + grounds ok, has new crank sensor, als...
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WK52J31
Hello all, well this one makes little to no sense! came to us after many people have taken a wack at it. at this point in time we have only one code and one problem. p0302 missfire cyl 3. this only happens at idle. off idle this missfire goes away, and car ru... Trouble codes: P0303 (cylinder 3 missfire)
1992 Porsche 968 3.0L interior and trunk VIN: WPOCB29XMN
This car was presented with a current draw that was killing the battery. The customer also complained that the dome light would stay on with the doors closed. Measured the current draw at 1500ma. Removed fuses and found that 1400ma was going through fuse #8 (...
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 ...
1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3DF55N9T
Car came in with an erratic idle, and check engine light on. Also had eratic ABS light on intermitently. Does not stall but fluctuates from 1.5K to about 2K (rapidly). Checked for codes and had a misfire code (DIS cassete?). Cleard code. This was yesterday. To...
2001 Saturn L300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JW52R41
The code we get is p1780. The Snap On scanner says that the code is set when the TCM signals to the ECM to set the code. When we checked Mitchell it says "Torque Reduction Signal" We checked all of our work and do not see any loose connections or unplug sensor... Trouble codes: 1780 (ecm received signal from tcm to set code), 1780 (ecm received signal from tcm to set code)
1991 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTX15HGRT
runs fine till gets warm about 160f then starts poping missing if you try to rev it will pop thrught the intake like its out of time scan tool say it is retarding the timeing have replaced maf, coil, igniter, cam ,crank,sensor,and pcm help guys this is my car
2000 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L Throwout bearing sleeve VIN: JF1GF4853Y
The chatter has also developed a noise with it. We removed the trans. and looked at throw out bearing and the sleeve or collar that it moves on and found extreme wear.The throwout bearing had also partly broken at the holddown clips. A post stated that if the ...
1989 Toyota Pickup 3.0L RF axle, brake assy. VIN: JT4VN13GIK
Hello group this customer has had this noise with his pickup for six years now and he now wants to see if we can fix it, we have not tried to fix this noise in the past. The problem occurs only a few times a week and it sounds exactly like a noisy pilot bushin...
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L starter inop VIN: 3VWRA81N9T
This VW won't crank when try to start. Starter will crank with remote starter switch. No juice on start position at the solenoid. No juice coming from ignition switch on start position. Trying to replace the ignition switch and got trouble to remove the switch...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Surge, revs fast VIN: WVWPD63B7X
Hi again all of you vw people. You sure helped me on a couple aready. This one has got me spumped.This car will rev up all by its self and it doesnt care if it is in gear or not. When it does this, it just takes off like put the throttle to the floor. Can hard...
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L no power VIN: WVWGF21J0Y
Good morning VW techs.I have a 2000 Golf TDI which has no power whatsoever.checked the air mass meter and replaced it.car is a little better but nothing to write home about.I checked the turbocharger wastegate valve and it has onlt 10 inches of vacuum and it g...

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1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L No Start VIN: 4USCH7326V
Thanks foe everyone that wrote...this morning i pulled the engine module relay out and checked for power to the relay i had no power on the coil side or the supply side terminal 30 on the relay.i looked every where to find the loss of power it gets it power fr...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBASM3330X
Most people asked about other codes, transmission etc.. No other codes were found. Our CS2000 version was 5.04 and should have shown a code. MIL light went off but on a road test vehicle stalled and restarted with MIL light on. Rechecked everything we could po...
1998 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L fuel guage VIN: 1G4CW52K3W
The general consensus is that a voltage spike, possibly from battery being disconnected and reconnected, caused the dash to put B+ to a 5 volt reference circuit. Some people suggested replacing dash, most just move the needle back and seems most keep on workin...
2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6L cant get the key out VIN: 1G6DM57764
Hello all, As many of you had replied the fix was the ECM. We installed a new programmed ECM and none of the codes returned. The ignition lock cylinder would turn to the lock position and the key is now removable. Looks like the ECM could receive messages bu...
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L 4 wheel drive not wo VIN: 1GNDT13WXS
we found a corroded connector at the transfer case motor. we cleaned it up and put everything back together. car is working fine. thanks for all the replies and help.
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L Odometer, PRNDL,tow/haul VIN: 1GCJK33102
IATN saves me again. The trans range switch was the culprit. Strange how the trans shifted fine. Thanks for the replies. The ones with a part number were especially helpful. Thanks again!!
1997 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Hard Start Cold VIN: 4C3AU52N0V
Vehicle needed a new TPS sensor even though customer had attempted this to no avail, we replaced tps and kept vehicle for 3 additional days just starting every morning. Worked fine and we checked with customer yesterday and he advised vehicle is doing fine. Th...
1994 Dodge Dakota 5.2L cruise control and overdrive VIN: 1B7GG23Y9R
So far I dont have much to tell you, I am missing something on this one. I guess its time to check each wire to the pcm with an ohm meter. I want to thank everyone for the help I have recieved. I just wish I had something concrete to tell you. when I do get to...
1999 Dodge Intrepid 3.2L brake booster VIN: 2B3HD560XH
thanks to everyone that responded, checked vacuum booster supply hose, no signs of moisture in hose or in plenum, hose at the u shaped drop before the booster that would trap water that condensed in the hose and would then be pulled into the intake after start...
1990 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 5.8L High Idle VIN: 1FDKE37H4L
Thanks for the help. Although I stated that there wern't any vacuum leaks I had many of you tell me to check there. As I said, no vacuum leaks. The vehicle had a faulty TPS reading 1.71 Volts. I replaced the TPS, new one read .93 V and all is well. The throttl...
1992 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L oil pressure VIN: 1FACP40M9N
Thanks everyone, this is not really a close but thanks for identifying the contents of the screen. I didn't think the gasket could get in there, it looked like little balls of carbon. Replaced pump and cleaned screen, OK now.
1997 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L cooling and heater VIN: 2FMDA5145V
i would like to thank everone for the help ive received, i purged system of air again, and installed new cap,vehicle is fine now, guess i was worried after just doing major repairs i assumed the worst and forgot to think of simple things, thanks again, shawn.
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L p/s pump VIN: 1FTWW32F7X
Thanks for the responses and sorry bout the delay in closing but the guy is going to try too baby the vehicle til he's ready to tradeit in. The problem shows no symptoms unless very hard braking occurs. the one response that hit home related to a wrecker in wh...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L fuel tank VIN: 1FAFP6638X
This one is out the door Thank GOD! we verified the grommett was not dislodged each time we dropped the tank, cleaned the filler neck with brake cleaner and lubed the neck and grommett with vasoline, after the 3rd new grommett no more leaks. Can't explain this...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMPU18L7X
we did as suggested and tapped on the iac,and the engine cleared up .we have replaced the iac and everything seems normal. thanks to every one who assisted us
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53S3X
Hello all, First I want to thank all of you that tried to help with this vehicle. We ran out of time. The customer decided to get rid of the vehicle. We belive that the miss on #2 cylinder was being caused by a valve hanging open. Not sure why. I was told that... Trouble codes: P0302.
2000 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L idle speed control VIN: 1FMYU60X9Y
It was the IAC motor. Thanks for all your help. Unplugging control was main test for this
1998 GMC Sonoma SLE 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTCS194XW
We received 16 replies on this one. All good, all helpful and well thought out. Thank you all. It was the timing chain. It had skipped three teeth and the tensionier was broken. There is a GM service bulletin on this problem, its #87-61-21A. You can find a goo... Trouble codes: P0107 (map volts low), P0108 (map volts high), P0300 (mis fire).
1999 GMC Yukon Denali 5.7L Driveline VIN: 1GKEK13R4X
Thanks to all 10 of you that responded. The most important info I received was from Andrew from Ontario and Andrew from Utah. They said basicly that the transfer case could not be bad because the output of the transmission is mechanicly linked to the rear driv...
2001 Honda Prelude 2.2L shifting problems VIN: JHMBB62491
Fisrt I want thank all the repley's I got on this one. I ended up finding a used trans with 20000 miles on it. Put it in and all in good now. I talked to a few people they all said that with the codes I have the trans was burnt up.
2003 Honda Civic DX 1.7L maint. req.ligth VIN: 2HGES15103
Thanks a lot guys. i`ve fixed this honda but i had to do severals things due the car was brougth from the U:S:A and the dealership it`s not able in El Salvador cause they didn`t buy the car here.I had to do the maint. ruotine an done. Thanks a lotĦĦĦ
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L Steering VIN: 1J4FY49S7V
Lots of replies, and I greatly appreciate it. To those that talked about a lift, it was body only, suspension and all angles were stock. Also, 235/75r15 are stock tires for this one. What I believe was happening, the original damper wore out, letting it shak...
1990 Lincoln Mark VII LSC 5.0L air ride VIN: 1LNCM93EXL
well guys, first off thanks for all the help. There were some good tips near the end, but at that point I already converted the car to coils all the way around. Thanks for the help, Fern
1988 Mazda RX-7 GTU 1.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JM1FC331XJ
Thanks to all who offered help. The majority sounded concerned that I was doing this blind (no scanner capabilities), So I bit the bullet and ordered the connectors and software, That's why it has taken so long to close... Now I was able to check codes, 06 Thr...
1994 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L stator shaft VIN: 1MELM5349S
Thanks for all your help, it was the wrong spline count between the convertor and the tranny. our major supplier of convertors has never asked the number of splines needed. so when we called our second supplier, this time they asked how many. thanks for all yo...
1997 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L heater core VIN: 1MELM62W0V
Hi All THANK YOU. nine people responded, a special thanks to Russ [...], who sent me twenty pages of instructions, on removing the dash, out of the manual. All nine said dash had to come out.Cust decided not to do the job now because he didnt want to take ...
1998 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L Anti-theft VIN: 3MEFM66L9W
This one's gone with minimal hair loss. I got fed up with the car and put it back together, cleared the code and walked away from it. Went back to it an hour later, tried starting it with no luck. Hooked the NGS back up and had a code B1601 which was not there...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L engine VIN: JN1CA21D8T
I talked to a Nissan tech who said to just run the engine for 5-10 minutes. Of course this was after we had pulled the covers an second time. Since the engine was very clean and there was no chain noise before we pulled the covers we put it back together and t...
2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L steering VIN: 5N1ED28Y31
Believe it or not, 3/10ths of a degree off on cross-camber was enough to cause all of the symptoms described. Dialed in cross camber precisely, and all is good. Also, there seemed to be a question of what sort of steering assembly this truck had. It did have...
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Surge VIN: JN1CA31D61
Scott was correct. I replaced the ECM and wahlah. It now purrs like a kitten. I tested all of the componets that have anything to do with idle. All of the items worked as spedified. The only thing left was the ECM Thanks Scott
1991 Pontiac Bonneville LE 3.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G2HX54C0M
Hello evryone and thanks so much for the input. Of the sixteen replies eight of them were specific about the Magnavox coil pack being weak. Also a few said to check the fuel pressure regulator and for fuel volume a couple said to check the plugs and wires a co...
1980 Porsche 928 4.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 92A0810552
The starting cold problem was fixed with the cleaning of the tube from the back of the heads. I am still fighting a rough idle when fully warmed up. I have replaced The air meter the o2 sensor to no avail. To Steve, If this is an egr system then why is the col...
1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L cold,shifts VIN: YS3DF78N9V
this car never returned for service. the help info i got was mostly check in the valve body for proper operation of the pressure valve, and make sure the fluid is flushed out. vic said it might lead into a total tear down to replace the bands and or clutches. ...
2002 Saturn L300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JW54R02
i found a fuse labeled ign/no in underhood fuse block which was blown.i was not able to access trouble codes WITH MT2500 but was able to clear bcm after this and light did not come back on.
1994 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JT3AC24S5R
I got more aggressive on wire wiggle test. Had been wiggling gently before. Wire shorting on top of engine for #2 & #4 injector. Impossible to get to short. Cut-out and hard wired around engine harness for those two injectors from connector on left side of eng...
2001 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L Transfer Case VIN: 5TDBT48A71
Thanks to all who responded with help on this issue. The customer had picked up the vehicle, and we haven't been able to get it back in to the shop. It likely ended up at the dealer so we may never know, but judging from all of your responses and the info we w...
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