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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 ...
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L Battery Light VIN: WBADE5327V
This BMW is not charging at times. Battery light flickers at idle, but alternator is charging OK. When revved to 1500 RPMs or above, light comes on bright and alternator quits charging. Replaced alternator (seemed like the logical thing to do) and car does the...
1995 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L computer VIN: 1G4CW52K7S
Problem no communcation unless you ground computer to neg battery terminal. have checked all grounds by starter under ignition module. The outside of the computer has postive power but if you ground the outside to the negative it starts and runs fine. Pulled a...
1998 Cadillac Catera 3.0L No Start VIN: W06VR52R5W
I'm Posting This For A Friend Of Mine. It Appears That The Vehicle Came In Running Rough, While @ The Shop It Stalled & Has Yet To Restart. He Pulled The Plug Wires From The R.H. Bank To Check For Spark And All The "wells" Were Full Of Oil. He Is Unsure How ...
1992 Chevrolet Step Van P30 6.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GTJP32J7N
3 weeks ago van came in overheating, found head gasket leak, replace head gaskets , sent heads out and came back ok. van back know running hot on gauge, did not beleve gauge, radiator was not hot thermastat was not hot, neather radiator hose hot, replaced t st...
1994 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Hesitation VIN: 2G1WL54T5P
Help on this one would be great. The car came in for a run problem worse when cold. Had a constant misfire under load and tip in hesitation. Performed the usual scan,ignition check,etc. Vacume gauge showed glitch traced to round cam lobe on #1 intake. R&R cam ...
1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L No Start
95 5.7 in a 54 jag, ran good for 2 yrs, developed an occasional hard/no start, when it does, it starts on 4 cyl or wont start, there is no injector pulse on 1 or both banks, then most of time , starts and runs great, has a dakota digital key bypass (just repla...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W0V
Customer brought vehicle to us with a complaint of no power. Vehicle boggs down under load. checked for codes and found po100, po300, and po420. checked MAF sensor operation and found B+, referance and activity to be ok. checked fuel pressure and found that to... Trouble codes: P0300, P0420, P0100
1997 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 1GNNGC26RX
Hello Gents. This is a head scratcher which has come my way from another shop. They have limited test equip and experience and their problems become mine. Of course as most techs, we like a good challenge although sometimes we get more than we bargained for. W...
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...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on
hi guys , i have this s-10 blazer with a 4.3 w motor.the main problem is that it will go into fuel cutout at 2100 rpm.it also wont learn a crank relearn. it set a cam sensor code , but i replace it and check the cicuit and all seems fine.. it looks like it had... Trouble codes: P0339
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L lifter noise VIN: 261WF55E91
Vehicle has valve train or lifter noise in am startup after sitting overnight. Low end is quite. It appears that no oil is getting to the rocker arms. Oil pressure builds immediatly and is in spec- cold 40psi idle, 55psi 2500 rpm hot 28psi idle, 52psi 2500rpm....
1990 Chrysler New Yorker Landau 3.3L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1C3XC66R5L
Hi techs. This car came to our shop after sitting for 2 weeks. It cranked over but would not start. I had no injector pulse or spark. The scan tool showed no cam signal and, finding a broken wire at the connector, I replaced the sensor. Now the vehicle is back...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country 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...
1999 Daewoo Lanos S 1.6L No Start VIN: KLATC5631Y
hi i have not posted for a while but i have another but kicker this vehicle will every now and then not start and when this happens the fuse in n/s footwell no 17 for the fuel pump will blow. if it blows it is only at start up.i have wired in a low amp fuse at...
1991 Dodge D350 5.9L pump VIN: 16GS39F20T
hey guys i am trying to replace power steering pump on this dodge i have all the mounting bolts off but it will only pull out about 1/2 inch it feels like the shaft is stuck in gear i was hoping sombody has ran into this before alldata dosent say anything abou...
1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HH46T7S
this car came in with a code 25 idle air motor shorted and with a high idle changed the iac twice no changed also changed theintake gasket repair wiring to injectors which were melted together tried another computer used replaced the wires from the computer to... Trouble codes: 25 (idle air control shorted)
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 3B7HF13ZXV
thought i had this one fixed. miss fire on #8 found cracked head. r&r heads ( both cracked)cam and lifters looked great. still have miss fire on 8. vac is steady both at idle and at cruse. fuel pressure good with no air 47 psi ( by-passed truck system with a m... Trouble codes: 308 (8 missfire)
1998 Dodge Durango 5.2L 3-4 shift solenoid VIN: 1B4HS28Y4W
i have 98 durango that seys po753 code when you turn the key to on or somtimes it will go to limpin have checked all related wiring and solenoids for this circuit everything seems ok test have led to replace pcm has any one seen this problem before. any respon...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 8.0L crankshaft VIN: 1B7KF23W0J
Customer brought this in for front brakes and kind of mentioned on the side that there is a funny noise in the engine. The truck is in pretty good shape and the customer takes good care of it. He tows a horse trailer a lot and uses it for what it's made for. T...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P4GP44G3Y
misses at idle and while driving changed #2 wire and plug has good fire injector firing compression good misfire counter on scanner is showing from 3500 to 61000 missfires on cyl 1,2,3,4 but no code on 2,3,4 hope someone has seen this before thanks Trouble codes: 302 (2 misfire)
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L turn signals VIN: 1B4GP44LXY
This caravan is giving me trouble. It is a 3.8 v6 this engine did not come up as a choice for this vin#. It probably doesnt matter but I wanted the information to be correct. Customer said turn signals would intermittently not work. I suspected a combo switch ...
2001 Dodge Durango 4.7L Stall VIN: 1B4HS28M31
complaint is surg and stall on hard decell when on test drive i noticed that if decell is hard enough it will do it every time after it comes to a complete stop the idle will go up then will drop off and stall just like a slow iac I havechecked tsbs no results...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L headlights VIN: 1FMDU34X2S
I looked it up in the archives and another guy said he did the same thing. One of the replys to his problem said it was the daytime running light relay. This vehicle does not have drl, there is connecter, similar to a sprout connecter where the drl relay would...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FALP6538T
This car has a low idle in gear and causes the serptine belt tensioner to vibrate (noise) ,then the rpm goes lower causing the car to evently stall. I have replaced the parts listed and hoped a bad bearing was the problem ,the pullies and belt proved no repair...
1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1FAFP45X1W
this car has a low pitched squeal noise when accelerating lightly from a complete stop. It is more noticeable when making a right turn like at a 4way stop and it sounds as if it is coming from the right rear. All the suspension and brake components look to be ...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FDAF56SXX
Greetings fellow gluttons for punishment. I have this f350 super duty that will go down the road fine and all of a sudden you cant get the engine to go over 2500 rpm. It seemed like a cat converter problem but wasn't. I checked for codes there were none but I...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L oil pump VIN: 1FAFP66LXX
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: IFMZU67E41
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L no power VIN: 1FMZU73E72
may be fuel pump or cat no good
1996 Geo Metro LSi 1.3L engine VIN: 2C1MR5294T
96 metro 4 cyl no-start. towed in. customer states intermittent no-start. we had replaced the timing belt 8 months ago as preventive maintenance. while cranking, i noticed that the crank pulley was wobbling and i flound that the pulley bolt was gone. i checked...
1993 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GKDT13W5P
This is a Non PWM 4l60-E trans. Rebuilt the thing due to slipping in 1st gear. Now that it is complete it doesn't fully engage into any commanded forward gear (commanded with scan tool) when warm either taking off from a stop or when switching to drive. It doe...
2003 GMC Sonoma SLS 2.2L Headlights VIN: 1GTCS14H73
The vehicle we have has a problem with the headlights and tail lights that continually burn out. We have replaced the headlamp bulbs numerous times, we have also had to replace the connectors for the bulbs because they have melted. We checked the voltage to th...
1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L green sports light VIN: 1HGCB76B8L
green sports light flashing Trouble codes: 1 (lock up cyl)
1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEJ6331X
Car just off warranty, cleared code but came back, all tests as per SnapOn Vantage is ok. Do I replace O2 sensor?? Trouble codes: P0135 (o2 sensor heater ckt bank 1 sensor 1)
2004 Honda Civic Si 2.0L right front strut VIN: SHHEP33664
Have a 3dr Civic SI that has Koni struts and the right front strut keeps failing. When it fails something inside is breaking and makes a clunk noise when turning or going over bumps. I have replaced the strut 3 times in the last 6 months. Koni has warrantied t...
1996 Hyundai Accent GT 1.5L Mechanical VIN: KMHVD34N6T
customer stated vehicle wouldnt back up. the transmission appears to lock up when attempting to back up. vehicle can not be pushed at all when running in neutral,,pushes ok with engine off. the car will move forward but only with slightly increased throttle. i...
1999 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L service engine light VIN: JACDJ58X5X
Customer came in as "engine light" came on. Initially looked at a tune up. Replaced plugs (which were shot) and fuel filter. Light stayed on. Customer now allowed me to look further - customer was worried about monies, but authorized to continue. Found plentiu...
1990 Lincoln Town Car Signature 5.0L Power Steering Pump , Press. Hose, VIN: 1LNLM82F6L
I have a Lincoln Town Car with a melted P/S resevoir and dipstick. This is the third time this has occurred. The first time we replaced the pump, flushed the fluid and it immediately blew the pressure line apart. So...we replaced the pump, steering gear, pre...
1998 Mazda Millenia 2.5L No Start VIN: W141052814
hello this vehicle came to us from a body shop they fixed front end collision rad support was pushed back by distributor tech said cap was cracked but car would start and run customer came and picked vehicle up and didnt make it a block before vehicle died veh... Trouble codes: P1345
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L no speedometer VIN: 1YBFP80C53
Needed electrical diagram for the VSS system. Including wiring colors. Problem is the vehicle has no speedometer,poor acceleration and no shifting. However, acceleration in reverse is normal. Any thoughts and assistance will be appreciated. Thank you. csz
1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Timing Chain Jumped VIN: WDBBA45A9C
This car was towed from another shop where they were doing tune up type work and the driver's side cam gear slipped what appears to be 3 teeth resulting in major bent valves on that side. They had not opened the motor at that point and decided they were over t...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.3L ign VIN: WDB1240231
i cant find any info on this vehicle, the vehicle came in in january with a no crank, we replaced the ign switch and it worked fine. customer brought vehicle back today and it would not shut off with the ignition switch. would finaly shut down after several mi...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L auxilary fan VIN: WDBHA23EXV
hello mbz guys,this c230 has me stuck.. the problem is the radiator fan runs all the time. i checked it for codes. it had the code for the pulse module. unplug the module and the fan stops obviously.the pulse voltage is 9.51 and a pulse width of 28.1 even if t...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: WDBJF20FXV
Greetings to all,I recieved this mercedes from a reputable transmission shop.This car does not shift out of first gear so the trans shop over hauled the trans but to their suprise it still would nit shift so they over hauled it again and still no shift.I retri...
1995 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 41SS839546
Hello, this is my own car. Having alot of trouble getting this to pass emissons. . The Limits are as follows. Idle 200 HC. and CO 1.00 Cruise HC 66 and Co at .37. When I first got the car 3 months ago the first thing I did was put a cat on it because the prev ...
2000 Pontiac Montana 3.4L No Start VIN: 1GMDX03EXY
Hello Gentlemen! Thank you SO much in advance for your help! This is what I have: NO START, good spark, good fuel pressure, but injectors will not fire. Good power to injectors (see above), injector resistance seems reasonable (#1-11.7 ohms,#2-11.6, #3-11.6, #... Trouble codes: P0440, P0300, P1446, P????, B1009, B2734
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1G2NF52T21
customer says car does not start and throws code 1632. starts ok after a while. this is the second time this has happened. the first time some one else prformed the reprogramming procedure and he had no problems for two. months. i'm going to look at this car t... Trouble codes: P1632
2002 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L right front VIN: WPOCA29802
customer came back 8000 miles after brake pad replacement complaining of high pitched squeal coming from front of car when driving. noise was diagnosed as brake noise by local dealer. i removed all trace of ridge on rotors and replaced pads. backs of pads were...
2002 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L noise in right front VIN: WPOCA29802
customer came back 8000 miles after brake pad replacement complaining of high pitched squeal coming from front of car when driving. noise was diagnosed as brake noise by local dealer. i removed all trace of ridge on rotors and replaced pads. backs of pads were...
1996 Suzuki Sidekick JX Sport 1.8L Stall VIN: JS3TD21V8T
I am fighting an occasional stall on this vehicle; what I want to know is, are there two cam sensors, or one cam sensor and one crank sensor? ALLDATA wiring diagrams show two cam sensors (one on back of head corresponds to cam sensor #2), but diagnostic info l...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L cv axel support brg VIN: JT2BG12K6T
Trying to remove pass side cv axel for replacement- - Cv axel support brg will not release from brg support mounting bracket(brg appears to be siezed into cast iron bracket which is part of rear motor mount bracket bolted to rear of engine block).(Yes I have r...
1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Mechanical VIN: JT3YP10V2X
The transmision is jumping out of 4th gear on acceleration but whit a litle force on the shifter it doesn't pop off. After the repair she work ok fore three weeks and then start the very same probleme. It a big job to open the transmision again 18 hr. so any h...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L overdrive VIN: 3VWCAO1H9X
hello, I have a troubled car automatic golf that when you go on a drive on the highway the overdrive on trans works until you come to a stop.after you stop and start going again it will not shift to overdrive.If you read codes you get 00258 solinoid valve 1 o...
1988 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Clutch VIN: YV1FA8757J
Put a new clutch in 4 months ago. Customer calls and says pedal has no pressure suddenly. Figure its just hydraulics. To my surprise,the clutch slave cylinder piston has partially popped out of its housing,cocked itself so that it is stuck in its bore, and is ...
1991 Volvo 940 GLE 2.3L Safety VIN: YV1KA8753M
Hellow fellow techs. I am not able to locate SRS connector for clearing codes. Mitchell shows location however it is incorrect and location is a typical view not actual. Much thanks in advance,Shawn
1992 Volvo 960 2.9L No Start VIN: YW1KW95O1N
We need a volvo tech. this car came in for an intermintant no start condition. The volvo dealer spent 40 man hours on vehicle and could not properly diagnose problem.computer has been replaced with known good one and now the vehicles at my shop.now the vehicle... Trouble codes: 141
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Cuts out VIN: YV1TS94D6Y
We knew what the problem was and used VADIS to install new software to the car.The problem is that we were not able to get the downloads into the car.We e-mailed Volvo and informed them about the problem and we have yet to hear from them.If anyone has any info...

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1999 Audi A6 2.8L Drive-axles VIN: WAUDA24BX1
I would like to thank all who responded to this post. For all future audi repairs, here is the number for the front to rear driveshaft, front c.v. joint. 923 332 032 00. This fits a 1974 to 1989 porsche 911 inner and outer axle joint. From worldpac it cost abo...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L battery VIN: WBAGJ8324V
Replaced alarm siren. Problem did not happen again. Not convinced this was a cure but old siren was inoperative. Customer took car and will get back to me when and if problem happens again.
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L transmission VIN: 5UXFB33513
Well this one is done i can only take half of the credit on the repair the other half goes to oyster bay bmw.I went over this vehicle twice to double check myself.Vehicle was in limp mode and stuck in 4th not 5th. When the PRNDL stick was put into Drive and pu...
1996 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L monitors not set VIN: 1G6KF5294T
Thanks to all the techs that replied to this. All were good ideas and we tried all of them. Problem turned out to be we were trying to fix a car that was not broke! Thanks to Daniel we learned that this car was equipped with Canada OBII emission standards. D... Trouble codes: P0135.
1989 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, Back firing VIN: 1GNDM15Z2K
HI Again! Yes I have gotten this one fixed also, at least I pray. You all had some very good suggestions. In this particular van it seems that someone had attempted to repair some wires in the harness, taped and rewrapped them inside the plastic loom. Upon... Trouble codes: 42 (EST error), 43 (ESC failure), 33 (map), 32 (egr).
1992 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 3.1L all gears VIN: 1G1JF14T9N
Howdy fellers! Well, ya all can stop laughing now. The Cavalier is back on the road, shifting just fine. Yes, it was the filter. Although there wasn't a trace of metal in the pan, I did find the fluid as thick and black as I like my coffee. We figure that ...
1995 Chevrolet S10 4.3L battery discharges at random VIN: 1GCDT14Z2S
thanks for all the input, but bosses mom won't even let us kill the radio to see if it is the cause. replaced the fp relay and the oil press sw. it still kills the batt. she 'just can't drive without a radio'. Guess it's easier to have use come jump it every 2...
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L no 1st gear
sorry guys for the wait, this vehicle was involved in an accident shortly after the post. i have been waiting for it to be fixed.i think the customer is going to claim this shifting problem on the accident. i wonder how far he will get?
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19M1T
After testing and monitoring just about everything and three techline phone calls we decided to try a new computer, because nothing else looked bad. It's been a few weeks now and the light has not come back on. The VCM may have been damaged by the shorted TCC ... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175 (B2S1 rich).
1997 Chevrolet C3500 5.7L heater blower motor resitor VIN: 1GBJC34R7V
I want to thank everyone that took the time to reply. I also felt that 17 amps was high. I jumped the diode on the resistor to make motor work in all speeds and this is what I got for amp readings low 2 amp M1 8 amp M2 13 amp high 17 amp What I was looking for...
1998 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 5.7L fuel tank VIN: 1GBHK34R8W
thanks to all who replied,i replaced the tank,checked the line to tank to canister-ok,pulled cap off vent on canister and bingo-full of dirt,i cleaned out vent and suggested replacement and new / crankcase vent,one question,this truck doesnt have a pressure se...
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G1ND523X1
How many time can i bang my head against the wall!It turned out to be a bent wire terminal on the front O2 sensor.Thanks for all the help.
2001 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L Engine Noise VIN: 1G1NE52J91
Thanks to everyone who sent me emails about the problem. We removed the engine and tore it down. Found the center cam bearings had spun in their bores. Replaced the cam bearings, reinstalled the engine and the noise is now gone. Thanks.
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L heads VIN: 1C3EJ56H7S
OK guys, doing the heads in the car is of course the best way, the dealers have good head gaskets, the valves are thin enough that no piston damage will result if the impact occurs at low rpm or by human error. we found a broken exhaust rocker though. also thi...
2002 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L air in cooling system VIN: 2B3HD46R42
Some replies said to put shop air in cylinders and watch coolant resivoir. That was right on,i can raise the level in the coolant jug by doing this. I guess i just relyed on my 4 gas and blue fluid to much. I wonder why this is posible? Does the newer engines ...
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L converter? VIN: 1B7KF23CC6
thanks for all the input on possible fixes as of today 3-11-05 truck still has same condition. checked cooler flow at trans.checked waste gte all were ok. truck is a diesal doesnt have o2 sensors. my feeling is a pressure problem with converter clutch even tho...
1998 Dodge Caravan LE 3.8L shift VIN: 1B4GP54LWB
most replies said to change input/output sensors, trans controller. Customer will bring vehicle in when problem occurs again which may not be for several weeks. WIll update when the vehicle comes back in and I can confirm the repair.
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Mechanical VIN: 2B3HD46R4Y
I received 8 replies and they were helpfull. The tools were available but not within my time frame. I give customer an engine replacement option.(Too expensive) I also give her an option of trying valve seals and replacing timing chain/tensioners with no warra...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMDU32P2V
I removed the converter and bolted it to the fly wheel and measured using a dial indicatorwhile hand turning the motor and found the end at the transmission side to be .011, I then removed the converter and measured the center of the crank shaft to be .002. Th...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 3FTNX20F3Y
Thank you everyone for all the awsome replies, tips and links that you gave. You did it again! The truck is fixed! Next choice according to the flow chart and tech replies, replace the IDM. Replaced with success, Running Great! - Thank You! TIP: According ... Trouble codes: 1668 (PCM - IDM communication error).
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55S1Y
Thanks to all who replied to my help request. I have not been able to get the vehicle back into the shop to go any further with it. Most of the replies say to pull head and look for valve problem. If I am able to get this car back into the shop I will write an... Trouble codes: P0306 (6 cylander miss fire).
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Backfire VIN: 2FMZA51441
Greetings all. This is the usual 'customer has not returned for repairs'. I've put a lot of time and energy into researching his problem so I'd be ready to attack it when he came back in but he hasn't returned. This doesn't appear to be a common problem but I ...
1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L idle surge to3000rpm VIN: 1HGCB765ML
Thanks for all of your replies, most everyone said to check the idle valve. I had took the cover off before but didn't notice that the plastic piece had threads on it. I screwed it back in and all is well. I see one honda around once a year. Thanks agian david...
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Drive shaft-Axles VIN: JT8VF11E2M
Thanks for all your responses. We did not ever find where the dampners went BUT the car is Fixed. We ended up replacing the Driveshaft on the car Although the origional had no signs of any kind of problems a new one made it drive like a Lexus should Smooth.
1994 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L air bag strut VIN: 1LNLM9843R
Well thanks very much for all of the experienced responses! Even though we have never come close to having this happen to us before,apparently it is not at all unheard of. The dealers we checked with about replacement struts both have had this happen in their ...
1997 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22DXV
We would like to thank the seven members ( Blake, Frank, Rick ,Greg, Jim, Samuel [...] Terry) who replied. We removed all the NGK After market tune up parts and replaced with all Factory Mazda parts.We checked every sensor and fuel injector in vehicle twice. We ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire).
1988 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L fuel pump VIN: JN1CZ1454J
Thanks to all, this car came from body shop with blown main fuse link which was probably caused by jumping battery backwards. The new ecm did fix the problem. We did find a reasonaly priced reman unit from a-1 Thanks again
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1N4DL01DXY
Thank you all of your reply, I did this one hold day, because one stud not come out and the intake gasket stick very tight. I need to take out everything at the top and bottom for the intake manifold. After I replaced the gasket, the vehicle run good and no mo... Trouble codes: P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire).
1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.3L Stall VIN: R4WR836124
i recieved many replies on this. the repair was a sticking egr valve. thank you to all who responded. this was a case of not seeing the forest for the trees. thanks again dave g.
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Unknown VIN: 1G2WP1219V
soory guys customer did not want to fix vehicle, and took it out of the shop unrepaired, I do want to thank those of you with the helpful advise. too bad i didnt get to use any of it but thanks nonetheless Thanks Brian
1998 Pontiac Bonneville SSE 3.8L supercharger VIN: 1G2HZ521XW
I checked the oil in the supercharger and it was a little low so I went ahead and changed the oil and rechecked everything and the noise seemed to quiet down. Spoke with the customer and he stated the boost gage has operated that way since the car was new.
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WK52J31
Well everyone was on the same track with a problem in the head. indead this was the case. i did a cylinder leak down test and found that the cylinder in question was 100% leak down and all the rest were below 60%. i then used the smoke machine and put smoke in... Trouble codes: P0303 (cylinder 3 missfire).
1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Diagnostic Connector VIN: WPOZZZ99ZR
Dear friends, In my coutry (Brazil) the information is very expansive, So I have this TECH mail ,and I fixed this car with sucess Thanks a lot Toni
1994 Saab 900 S 2.1L Excessive Emissions VIN: Y3SAK75E7R
Replaced the catalyst and all was good to go. I appreciate all the input. The o2s is good. I told the customer that I think there is still some underlying problem with his starting, but he's happy enough having current tags and a car that no longer has a camsh...
2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: YS3EF58Z5Y
Sorry for the delay on the fix. We have been fortunate enough to have extremly busy in the past few weeks. The vehicle was fixwd with a crank sensor as recommended. The turn signals were fixed with a fuse my tech overlooked. Thank You all for the replies Trouble codes: P0337 (Crankshaft Position Sensor No Input).
1991 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTX15HGRT
its fixed its fixed well thanks guys I got hung on the fact that it ran good cold but jeff yanked me back in to real time and told me that subaru does not look at both the cam and crank sensor till it goes in to closed loop then it uses both to set the timing ...
2003 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L unknown VIN: 5TDZT34A73
First thanks for the help, I talked to the customer and she is going to stop by and I'm going to check the things you suggested, I just got new updates for my scanner so I should be able to pull trouble codes if any, also I will check the brake fluid level. I ...
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L starter inop VIN: 3VWRA81N9T
Many thanks to Don [...] which I followed the procedure he has found in archives and forwarded to me. That is the most eaziest and fastest way to replace the ignition switc...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Surge, Stall VIN: 3VWSE29M8X
I got some helpful information. The throttle body unit is a common failure part. Most common causes seem to be the connector they use for the tb wires at the ecm; and people who drive with their foot constantly on the brake. After scoping the accelerator ped... Trouble codes: P0420, P1142, P1545.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE29M6Y
The lower timing chain was off by two teeth. We had to remove the engine timing cover to discover this. Trouble codes: P1340.
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