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1999 Acura TL 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4UA364XW
car came in with check engine light on.code po401 insufficient egr flow.when full vacuum is applied at idle engine bogs down but does not die.when static testing (o"in vacuum voltge 1.30. 1"in vacuum volts 1.30.2"in vacuum volts 1.52.3"vacuum volts 2.86.4"in v... Trouble codes: P0401
2000 Audi TT 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: TRUUC28N6Y
Audi techs please help! I have a TT in my bay that will fuel foul spark plugs and eventually not start at all. If I replace the plugs the car will run ok for a couple of weeks but gradually become to be difficult to start cold.This is a car that we have on our... Trouble codes: P0300 (random missfire)
2001 Audi A4 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WAUDC68DX1
hi guys vehicle towed in, customer says lost oil pressure. started car up, no oil light on, let it warm up and went on a road test, about 5 mi down the road oil light comes on and starts smoking out the exhaust real bad (oil).have seen prior reports of oil p...
1987 BMW 325 2.7L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAB5401H
replaced torn boot between air box and throttle body. idle surges at cold idle. less at warm up.tune- up good. no vac leaks found.emissions ok.used flow charts for problem. replaced all temp sensors and idle controll unit.still have a slight surge to idle afte...
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...
1992 BMW 525i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAHD5315N
when you drive this car it runs fine. When you first start the car it starts fine. you drive the car until good and hot. shut it off, after about 15 min. the car will not restart. it will crank, has spark and fuel. but no start.once it cools completely down it...
1994 BMW 540i 4.0L door locks VIN: WBAHE6310R
Once again, thanks in advance for the help! We are a used car dealer as well as a service facility. This one has me stumped. I've looked thru alldata and see there are several modules involved and cannot isolate the effected one. The information is vague. I ha...
1994 BMW 530i 3.0L Unknown VIN: WBAHK2318R
Hello, Everybody!! This customer complains that the hot air coming from passenger foot or defrost when he is using air conditioning(cool air). I comfirmed the problem. Turn the AC on, set lever to face(vent), nice cold air. Set lever to foot or defrost, now ho...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5343Y
this bmw has a mil on i know it has problem with secondary air system, the air pump works removed and checked manually. all the fuses are good as far as i can tell, i cannot locate the relay. the pump does not run its test when i first start up the vehicle. al... Trouble codes: 1423 (Secondary air system bank 1), 1421 (Secondary air system bank 2)
1998 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L anti-theft VIN: 1G4CW52KXW
no-start. installed anti-theft module. i did the key off and on for 10 min. then off for 10 sec. three times. cust. took delivery,drove over the week-end. mon. morn. no-start.is there any way to by-pass anti-theft system.some one with gm. exp. cust. request
1987 Cadillac DeVille 4.1L Timing Chain VIN: 1G6CD1180H
My own car,started out as R&R of Haronic Balancer/Pulley due to slipped so unable to check Ignition base timing . Timing cover was leaking for awhile and condition of chain was unknown,soooo I tore into it,found chain loose 5/8" play,ordered new set,9/16" play...
1992 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G1JC5448N
Four days wasted so far. This car came in running and driving but would stumble and surge on heavy acceleration. I checked fuel pressure and it was 47 Unregulated and 40 with 10 inches of vac applied to regulator. Scanned for codes and got code 33 map out of r...
1997 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L Fluid Temp, brake switch, pressure switch VIN: 1GBFG15R4V
VSS showing eratic on the scan tool but works fine on the speedo, shows no brake switch operation on scan tool but brake pedal will disengage the cruise. Shows -40 degrees on the trans temp but when the speed senor starts to send a signal the senor shows 29 de...
2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Speed O meter VIN: 1GNDX03EAY
Van was brought in for erratic speedO operation. Scanned vehicle had no codes. picked up vehicle on hoist and monitor speed O on scanner and while on hoist speedometer and scanner speeds matched.But while driving vehicle speedometer goes from 10 mph to 45mph a...
2001 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.3L blower fan
Hey techs, sorry about no vin left it at work-went home for lunch. Have this plumbers cargo van blowing #12 fuse in under dash fusebox. Already replaced the blower resistor/relay under hood on case-came back 2 days later fuse blown again. Replaced blower motor...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L transfercase VIN: 1GNCT18W61
Sunny dry day ,customer shut off vehicle @store ,came out and the transfercase defaulted to 4-lo.It will not come out of 4-lo but tries, and makes quite a bit of noise doing so.The customer said she did not touch any of the buttons on the auto 4x4 panel, she j...
2003 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GCFG25TX3
Truck came in with multiple misfires, mostly 1,8. Also MIL worked sometimes. Found TSB for wiring problem near l/f upper control arm. Repaired 4 wires that the convelute tubing wore through the ecm wiring, that got inj 1, inj 8 and the MIL working properly. No... Trouble codes: P0200, P0300
1950 Chrysler Windsor 4.1L Unknown
need wiring diagram for vechile. rats got into the harness.
2000 Chrysler Intrepid 2.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2C3HH46R4Y
Thank you in advance for reading this help request, and any advice you may have. I have spent a week rebuilding this for the boss and trying to figure out why after triple checking everything I can think it still has a poor idle. Here's the problem regardless...
2004 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L No Start VIN: 2C4GP44R44
after driving 2 miles and parking nose down on slight hill will not start. Cranks, will start sometimes if you hold gas pedal to floor, sometimes backfires and have to repeat process again to start. If you let it sit for 15-20min will start normally. Was bough...
1992 Dodge Spirit 2.5L engine VIN: 1B3XA46KXN
Hi group, We have a vibration in this car. It can be felt throughout the car and is worse in reverse at idle,it can be felt in drive but not as bad. It feels like a motor mount problem but we have replaced all three mounts and tried different mount adjustments...
1997 Dodge Caravan LE 3.3L Cuts out
Hi everyone...HELP!!! The original complaint was no power and no shifting. I hooked up the scan tool and no "auto ID" so I pull the connector at the abs controller and clean it with contact cleaner. Now I get the auto ID. When I start the engine the bus goes d...
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L no communication VIN: 3B7KF23D7V
Hey guys, I am in desperate need of your help. Customer came in complaining of no cruise control, tachometer, and speedometer. Grid heater and wait to start light fail to work. Snap on Modis will not comunicate with PCM. We have power and ground to PCM and con...
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 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3B7HC12Z0Y
Hey guys. This 1500 came from another shop. The customer states it started chugging and backfirig while driving. He thought it was a mechanical timing problem and so did another shop, which replaced the timing chain. That did not correct the problem. They then... Trouble codes: P0207 (Injector 7 Control Circuit), P0205 (Injector 5 Control Circuit)
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L tcc VIN: 2FMDA5147S
Van has new unit and everything checks out but don't know if unit is defect.TCC % goes up to 64% and then drops to 28 and tries again to go up.IT will not go to 100% and lock-up.Turbine sensor all reads fine on Scanner and NGS.RPM needs starts bouncing from li...
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Safety VIN: 1FAFP53U7X
help i need some ford rescue personnel,this taurus came in with cusy stating that headlights would flash when key is off and only way to stop it is pull batt cable , of course this really helps out with any dtcs that might set, have not been able to make this ...
1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L engine
This engine emmits a knocking sound only when hot and the transmission in gear, just off of idle. The Dealer told the owners that it was a rod bearing. After listing in that area, it sounded as if they might be right. The sound is also present around the left ...
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14VX1
this truck is our company delivery trk. It has had routain maintance since new we have checked every component electrical and mechanical several imes with no results the truck runs very well most of the time The problems after its driven for ten or fifteen mil...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L ABS module VIN: 1FTNW21LX3
all grounds are good and wiring is also
2004 Ford E-250 5.4L od.-3rd.downshift VIN: 1FDPE24L2Y
Hello I have this 4r70w.Trans.The problem is while driving in od.-4th. gear when the trans is kicked down into 3rd.gear avery harsh clunk is felt.When driving with od switch off and kicking down to 2nd gear everything is normal.I have checked trouble codes no ...
1988 GMC C1500 Sierra 6.2L transmission VIN: 1GTDC14KJZ
this vehicle came in for several problems. it was surging at idle,hesitating, code 43, late shifting, slipping, and a chuggle/jerk/buck (however you wish to describe it)at 35-45 mph in lock-up. all ignition pieces were oe and showing it. was getting "funny" pa...
1997 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKEC13RSV
I inspected all the parts that he had replaced and all seemed fine. Alldata led me to belive that the distributor was off one tooth (cap is marked for 6 or 8 cylinder). While at TDC on number one cylinder, I pointed the rotor at #8. Still had the misfire; trie...
1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Safety VIN: 1HGCB7576P
Hello Fellow Techs. Todays diagnostic dilemma comes from a 1993 Honda Accord 4-door, with Driver Side ONLY AirBag. THe customer brought the vehicle in for a SRS Light on, and upon checking the vehicle out, I found that I need a special cable to check voltage...
2000 Hyundai Accent GS 1.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG35G8Y
We have this Hyundia that basically runs very bad and bogs down when cold by the time you get it in the shop runs ok Ive cleaned and scoped the MAF sensor looks good ,and tps also looks good checked crank and cam signals and also injector scope patterns I have... Trouble codes: P1128
1983 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L electric windows VIN: SAJAV1346D
we have this xj6 and the windows and sunroof don't work. there is no power to switches. mod says relay is by driver's kick panel, the only one we found is for the door locks. wiring from mod does not match the car. does anyone have correct wiring, location of ...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L PCM speed reading VIN: 1J4FF48S9Y
Speedometer will jump radicaly when vehicle in moving, even slowly. Vehicle speed reading on scan tool (DRBIII) is also eratic. when you jumper & unjumper speed sensor signal wire to ground instead of speed reading on scan tool 2,3 0r 5 MPH, speed reading jump...
1991 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L brakes VIN: 1LNCM81W8M
this is a very intermittent problem, after a stop the brakes seem to drag lightly after taking off, if you tap the pedal it seems to let go. also at cruise 60-70 mph the car starts to vibrate-if you really stab the pedal it stops vibrating,this is very intermi...
1994 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1NA3531R
this car was towed in about a month ago , with a no start.i checked for code and found a code 1 no ign pulses. i folowed the flow chart and replaced the coil pack. the car ran fine and no codes in memory. the car ran good for about 2 weeks. it was towed back t... Trouble codes: 01 (no ignition ref)
2001 Mazda Millenia 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA22211
IO need help. this car will turn on mil & tract control lights. computer must be going into a limp in mode. when these lights come on you can not exced 2400 rpm. have checked all vac lines. they are all good. have checked most of the soleniod's all good. I hav... Trouble codes: 1526 (air bypass valve soleniod ckt), 1540 (air bypass valve control sys. malfunction)
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
1980 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L No 2nd and 3rd VIN: 1231300121
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this customer in with his 300D. He said suddenly, he felt that it would not shift out of first. I drove the vehicle and it revs up to about 15 mph and seems to just reve like it is not upshifting to s...
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...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L code p1700 VIN: WDBHA22E0R
got code p1700 upshift delay switchover valve control. Dealer replaced control pressure bowden cable assy, but check engine light still on. Checked for vacuum leaks all hoses ok . Don't know what turns on y3/2 solenoid and voltage required Requires some help i...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L turn signals VIN: WDBNG75J71
battery went dead; replace batt, now hazards flash crazy and no turn signals.fuse all good. had additional battery connected at all times during batt replacement so i did not have to reprogram anything.
1994 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L Compressor/Clutch VIN: 1MELM5048R
Hello all, got a Sable here that has no operation on compressor clutch. Getting power and ground to clutch with connector unplugged. With connector plugged in, power disappears. Clutch will operate if you jumper power straight to it. I changed the ccrm twice a...
2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 3.0L wipers,headlights VIN: 4A3AA46L3Y
Vehicle came in with no hi-beam headlights,intermittent wipers not working,fog lights not working.checked all fuses,all checked out o.k. no codes in memory,pulled inner fender well and checked wiring seems, o.k. ended up replacing front ecu in fuse panel and e...
2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4A3AA46G52
Runs rough in morning,jerks while driving cold did not duplicate, performed tune and ran rough set misfire #3 but no response from #1 and #3 on cylinder balance test, spark strong, re-installed original plugs, no change, checked for intake leak no change, chec...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L Heater flap VIN: YS3EF48E4X
I have a vehicle here with the yellow arm on the drivers side heater door that is broken. It sounds like the motor is still working. I know there is a bulletin out there for it but do not know what the number is. I have checked previous posts and the number is...
1999 Saturn SC2 1.9L monitor reset VIN: 1G8ZHI273X
Hello fellow techs, The vehicle that I'm posting has us confused as to the reason that the "cat" monitor will not run to completion. We have ran every possible drive cycle that GM has and even return the vehicle to the customer for the weekend to see if the dr...
2002 Saturn SC2 1.9L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZY12712
Hello, This vehicle was towed in because it would crank but not start. The customer said the MIL light had been on for 2 weeks. It had been starting hard, then would run rough and then stall. It finally failed to start and it was towed. We replaced the plugs, ... Trouble codes: P0341 (CMP Out Of Range)
1992 Toyota estima/emina 2.2L timing belt VIN: CXR1100063
good afternoon all techs the problem iam having with this toyota is im trying to replace the timing belt it is a 2.2ltr diesel on a 3c engine code how do i remove the drive shaft from the front crankshaft to ancilaries alternator ect any help would be welcome ...
1996 Toyota RAV4 2.0L No Start VIN: JT3HP10V7T
this vehicke came in dead on a wrecker, we diagnosed it had spark but no fuel. we tested for voltage at the pump and had none. we put 12 volts direct to the pump and it ran for 10 seconds and died. again no fuel pressure. we replace the pump and now the vehicl...
1998 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Power steering VIN: 4T3ZF13C0X
We replaced rack and pump plus resivoir onthis sienna due to contaminated fluid and a missing resivoir screen.We flushed all lines and checked for blockages with compressed air.all seems ok.But still when vehicle is stone cold the ps pump whines until warm.Rep...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L no ignition VIN: 3VWTD81H2V
we replaced a clutch on this vr6 engine jetta. ( no flywheel removal ) just pressure plate & disk. now eengine will crank but we have no spark from coil pack- all plug connectors are in the correct location & tight. Tech said he only removed two plugs @ rear o...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE29M3X
Greetings VW gurus, this is a very specific code, ( P1395 ) and has returned. Died once at idle for customer, runs rough sometimes and at certain RPM,s, I need some education, it looks like because the code is for a stage 3 fault. Is this an ID just for the th... Trouble codes: P1395 (vag 17803)
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L cam shaft VIN: WVWMA63B7X
Car came into shop no start condition. Found intake cam 4 teeth off. Rear cam shaft chain tensioner wore out. We replaced the tensioner and aligned timing marks to spec. Vehicle ran fine for 20 miles, then when revved engine 2000rpm and accelerated the engine ...
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Timing Belt VIN: YV1LZ56D5X
Could someone please tell me the correct timing marks for this Volvo. According to Alldata there is a mark on each camshaft in the 12:00 position facing the passenger side which line up w/ the back of the timing cover. There is also an extremely tiny mark on t...
2000 Volvo V70 2.3L Surge VIN: K912076736
I have a few questions for the Volvo specialists.Customers complaint is that on travelling at constant speed revs go up and down.I have been unable to duplicate today,traffic was to busy and could not travel at highway speeds.Car seems to go ok.Customer also r... Trouble codes: 94B7 (Throttle valve control syst sluggish/faulty), 530D (Trans errorThis code is in eng management)
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, 1st. AM startup VIN: YV1SW53D81
Without any codes, not sure where to start.

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1995 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GCCS19Z1S
Thanks For all the Help folks most of you keyed in on the EGR valve sticking, as soon as read these I knew too. Replaced EGR valve and truck runs fine. I became fixated with the tune up stuff and quit looking at the whole system. Good call and again thanks for...
1996 Chevrolet K1500 6.5L Mechanical VIN: 2GCEK19S3T
thank you all for the replies.even though the gentleman says he never used the e- brakes we took a chance and cut them off and the problem went away.we installed new cables on today.we are in quite cold climates here and i think he is on alot of gravel poss th...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Dump valve VIN: 2GCEK19R0V
The problem was the combination valve. Gary from Kalamazoo sent me a 10 page test for GM low brakes. The article came from Bill Williams writing for Brake and Front End June of 2001. It is a very good article and I will go online to see if I can print out the ...
1997 Chevrolet C3500 6.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCGC33F2V
Replaced injector driver and also did relocation mod. suggested by most of the responding techs.
2000 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L brake lights, turn signals VIN: 2G1WH55K2Y
customer would not approve any further diagnostics. we tried turn signal switch, hazard switch, checked all bulbs and did not find the problem. customer has decided to sell car.
1990 Chrysler New Yorker Landau 3.3L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1C3XC66R5L
Hi Guys, Thanks to Terry for your quick reply. I had a new cam sensor ordered at the time I posted this request. When I removed the 1st new sensor and compared the mark from the mounting bolt with the faulty sensor, I saw that I had not mounted the sensor fa...
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L fuel gauge o.p gauge VIN: 3B7KF23D5V
I found oil pressure as Michael said,then I went to sender,jumped the sender,no change on gauge,I started back through the harness and found a wire opened.when some one changed the fuel shut off the wire must hane been pinched in the harness. Thanks to Wayne,M...
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L poor heat in cold temp VIN: 1B7KF23Z3W
seems that this is a design problem and occurs in lots of this model truck. i got lots of useful checks, but nothing that helped find a problem. i did have a few that said there trucks were very similar, and did the same thing. chrysler says with the way recer...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L evap code VIN: IB7HC13Z51
I received a lot of hints about bad fuel caps as a commom problem with this car. Testing the cap was possible to notice it was not ok. I just changed it. I hope MIL to no go ON again! Thanks a lot. Trouble codes: P0442 (evap small leak).
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L low oil pressure VIN: 1B7HC16Y9Y
The customer is going to have us install a r/c engine. After we have done this I will take the old engine with the oil pressure problem apart and will report the findings to everyone that has responded to my post. Thanks to all who responded. Sonny
2002 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, HARD TO START VIN: 1B4HS48NX2
All the replies were very useful, but Joe from Minnesota pointed me in the right direction. Both signals, cam and crank, were getting to the pcm but were not processed by it. they are in national backorder. costumer took car to dealer but got same answer. came... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple misfire), P0335 (crank sensor circuit).
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Extended Crank Time VIN: 2FMDA5149S
Sorry guys, I have not yet fixed this vehicle. I gave the customer prices on the pump and sender and included the rust factor. For now they will live with keeping the fuel gauge over 1/2. I received a total of eight replies. They suggested a bad fuel pump modu...
1999 Ford Windstar 3.0L headlamps & blower VIN: 2FMZA5IU9X
just wanted to say thanks for help. we ended up tracking the problem to the fem module after replacing the module everything worked fine.
1996 Geo Metro LSi 1.3L engine VIN: 2C1MR5294T
it's fixed!!! i am very gratelful for all of the responses i recieved. 5 of the 11 responders told me to check the crank sprocket keyway. i had looked at it without taking the sprocket off and it looked ok. however, since so many people mentioned it, i took th...
1993 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GKDT13W5P
I have a strange but belivable fix on this one. It turns out this model year has 2 trans dipsticks available. I happened to have the wrong one. I checked line pressure and it was in specs. Since it was acting like low line pressure or a low fluid level I added...
1994 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GKDT13W8R
Thanks to ALL that replied. I guess I failed to mention. it was a No Start situation. After rechecking EVERYTHING the other shop did, I found They had not installed the rotor properly and a craked dist magnet. I THANK YOU ALL. Customer VERY PLEASED!
2003 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.3L engine VIN: 2GTEC19X93
Thanks to all that replied. I never did find the source of the noise but I did eliminate some things.One reply said to ck for an air pump noise ,well this truck doesn't have one so it wasn't that.As I said in my original post the noise would only occur in cold...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L alarm VIN: SAJHX124XW
Received one reply on this car. Based on the info I received and studying the wiring diagram, I believe that the key needs coded to the car as well. This was a repo, the car lot had a key made at a locksmith, and there was no transmitter. The car was sent to t...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L engine VIN: 1J4GZ78S9R
Several techs said carbon build-up was likely the problem. One said piston slap and that Chrysler had a tsb and said it was normal noise. A couple said rod bearings. One said to remove the belt to check idler pulley bearings. I have not been able to get the ...
2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Air suspension compressor VIN: SALPV1648Y
Hello, I only received 3 replys to this post.two suggested that the desecant sack in the filter/dryer had burst. I removed the filter/dryer and when you shake it that same greyish granulated powder comes out of one end.I connected the two lines to the filter...
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L air bag VIN: JT8UF11E9N
Many thanks to the 2 techs who took the time to read my post and contributed meaningful suggestions. I have solved the problem, it turns out i actually solved it from the time i fitted the clock spring as what i found out is that air bag codes on this model wi...
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L Dash lights, fuel guage VIN: 1GFT543H76
We reinstalled cluster after it had a second visit to the service center and all is well. The service center stated it worked for them on the bench immediately and for two hours straight, so they reheated solder connections. I suspect possibly if I would have ...
1988 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L door locks VIN: 1LNBM82FJ6
thanks for the help i found the code on the left side in the trunk got the doors open
1994 Mazda RX-7 1.3L Front Cover VIN: JMIFD333IR
Sorry for the late closing. The replies where split. Some said not to touch and others said it was not hard. The time given where any where from 4 to 8 hrs. The customer has not returned for the repaire so I will close this post, my time is running out.
1994 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Timing belt tensioner
IATN members come through again and my tech can sleep again. Kirk [...] nearly as fast and all were correct. In summary, there is no centering/locating pin for the tensioi...
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBEA67EOR
Great help everybody!!! This one is fixed! This morning I went in and cut open the wiring harness at different places and all looked ok, (may have been previously replaced), checked the fuel pressure regulator, it too was ok. I removed the distributor caps and... Trouble codes: 19 (fuel injector circuit fuel control).
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L No Start VIN: WDBHA22EXT
Hi guys, customer took car, $22oo for the wiring harnesses scared him a bit. If you have bad harnesses, they really need to be replaced before any tests can be considered accurate. The customer did not have another key, which should be your first try. It appea... 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).
1992 Mitsubishi Galant 2.0L engine VIN: JA3CR46V4N
I took out the plug on the side of the block behine the ac compressor like I should have done to begin with and inserted a 6 inch 1/4 inch drive extension into the hole, thanks everyone for your quick responses.
1993 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 1.8L Caliper(s) VIN: 4A3CF44B7P
First I made sure there was sufficient clearance between the pushrods. Then I loosened a line at the master and the wheels unlocked, so I replaced the master. To fix the squeal I re- turned the rotors, and re-faced the pads with a belt sander. Also thanks to T...
1991 Saturn SC 1.9L No Start VIN: 1G8ZG1475M
I received lots of helpful information from all that replied. I did find one ECM fuse hanging about 1/2 way out, I cleaned the contacts and reinstalled it and got steady battery voltage to the injectors. No ground pulse though. I got to work this morning, and ...
1989 Subaru DL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1AK43B7K
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I beat my head on this one quite a bit before by chance finding the problem. I was at my whits end when i looked down at the battery, and tucked away near the battery, but not attached was the body ground cab...
1985 Toyota Tercel SR5 1.5L No Start, Stall VIN: JT2AL35W2F
sorry about the time but, we double checked our work twice and still are at a dead end. being a 1985 and not in very good shape, the cust. has opted to get rid of this thing. sorry i can't provide answers. thanks to the 5 replies i did get. i just wish i could...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4T1BG12K8T
I finally gave up and wired the kickup (vsv) to get [...] from hot wire to compressor and ground to body. Works fine. Had 3 replies two said ground should come from seperate controller,(a/c amplifier). This unit is on MOD wiring diagram, traced all wires from ...
2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L 5th gear VIN: JT3HP10V2Y
Thank you for all the help.I replaced all the fith gear parts & retainer & everything works great.It also resolved the problem w/ the shifter moving under load.
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