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1993 Acura Integra GS 1.8L hood release cable VIN: JH4DA9465P
Car came into shop for Emission test and State inspection.The hood release cable appears to be broken or disconnected.After a an attempt to access the latch it appears to be impossible without destroying something aka the hood to get this thing open.We are nor...
1989 Audi 100 2.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 442KN03754
Hi guys: I have been working on this car for a while, and need real help. I am hoping some one can take the time to educate me about this system so please try to be somewhat knowlagable and patient. This car came to me after couple of other shops gave up on it...
1990 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUKE544XL
Audi techs, I need possible suggestions. Have code for fuel control at limit. Basic readings on Vag Com shows O2 at 160 counts. Checked emissions and found CO at over 11%. Checked fuel pressure at feed to fuel rail and approx 9 bar and psi about 126 using two ...
1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L no shift VIN: WBAGD8323R
Intermittenly the "Trans program" light comes on in the dash - when this happens the transmission will not down shift or shift at all - seems to stay in 1 gear - can turn the car off - restart and the trans operation is normal Help Thanks Brad
1995 BMW M3 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: WBSBF9322S
I am basically looking for some specs for proper exhaust readings. We have high HC at idle. Unable to locate specs. Thanks for the help.
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Misfire VIN: WABFA535XI
Help. This truck is breaking my stones. At 70k I did a motor saving oil service and replaced spark plugs (plugs PM only) Truck is a neglected piece, but did run good. Customer stated it was misfiring at times after service. I got cyl Misfire codes w/fuel cut o... Trouble codes: P1343, P0300, 08 (Mass air flow sens), 90 (Cat codes), 104 (ABS inter. down)
1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L dash VIN: 1G6KY5498X
Hello this car came with the complaint of noise in the dash upon inspection I have narrowed it down to the dash the car does not need to to be running just key on only does it when its cold sounds like a balast in a flourecent light after fifteen minutes or so...
1993 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G1WL54T2P
Car came in 2-months ago on hook W/blown ECM/fuel pump fuse. Replaced fuel pump and fuse. This lasted untill a week ago, blown pump fuse. Replaced relay and oil sender. This lasted one day. Car has never died. It has happened both warm and cold. The only warni...
1995 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC1242S
This thing is driving me nuts. It runs perfect in open loop but when loop closes many of the numbers on the scanner change. The engine still runs well untill you drive then decel or brake. As soon as you start braking the engine starts to surge. When you come ... Trouble codes: 35 (IAC error)
1995 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L abs module VIN: 1GBEL19WXS
just did front brake job with rotors and pads, upon test drive noticed front brakes would not release. if i crack the line on the output side of the proporioning valve nothing changes, if i crack it at the out put of the abs module it will release the brake. l...
1996 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L Misfire
First how are all you guys doing. I hope you are doing better than me and this truck that I am have a heck of a time with. First this truck was a 4.3 and the customer had somebody else drop 5.7 in it. customer states truck ran fine for a few days and then sudd... Trouble codes: P0304, P0300
1997 Chrysler Neon 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 1C3ESA7C9T
Hi all, This vehicle will start to missfire and pop through the exhaust when the underbonnet temperature is very high. The ignition system loses spark and the injectors stop pulsing but both have a good power supply. The crank and cam sensors both test OK. Aft... Trouble codes: P0351 (ignition coil No 1 primary cct)
1995 Dodge Stratus 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1B3EJ46X1S
He is the problem car came in 2 weeks ago with same code my partner replaced the ingnition coil and all was fine, till today car came back with same code and had a missfire so i checked the spark the 1,4 coil had very weak spark and 3,4 was strong. i checked t... Trouble codes: 43 (coil cir. fault bank 1)
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L 2-3 shift VIN: 3B7HC13Z71
hi group this thing will not shift sometomes from 2nd to 3rd, going approx 40 to45 mph stuck in 2nd. all pressures good and accurate, output speed sensor reading fine while this is happening also, when not shifting desired pressure reading on scan tool 39 psi,...
2002 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L trans shift VIN: 1B3ES46C52
hello out there in auto land I have this neon handed down to me from anther tech with a electral problem. the trans controler has aalready been replaced along with the PCM. I have found a wire rubed thru by the rad support which has been repaired. the trans wi...
1984 Ford F-350 7.5L ignition VIN: 2FDJF37L2F
customer complaine about terrible running condition another shop put all new plugs cap rotor wire set. we took carb off and went thru it. when it 1s running you would swear that there is plug wire crossed. checked plug wire firing order three times everthing i...
1993 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L very high idle VIN: 2FAPP36X7P
Hello all, I'm having problems with a very high idle on this car. It is 2800 rpm in park. I've checked & replaced the IAC valve. Checked for sticking throttle plates. The only codes are for the noted items. (Sorry I forgot to get the code numbers) The power s...
1994 Ford Probe 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1ZVLT20A4R
Cust drove car in and stated that they replaced water pump and car started to run bad afterwards.I talked to cust and he assured me that they did not remove timing belt. Car will flood plugs and had to clean plugs just to get running. Scanned computer and my m...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDX1869V
This Ford came in because of a complaint of rough idle and hesitating. With KOEO B1S1 O2 reads 1.67v all the others read .0 like they should. The vehicle does idle rough and seems underpowered. Driving the vehicle the other three O2 sensors are working fine bu... Trouble codes: P0135, P1131 (Lack of HO2S B1S1 Sw Indicates lean)
1997 Ford F-250 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FT8X25F8V
This truck will die every time I put it in reverse. If I idled up the engine it will not die when put in reverse. After the truck is put in reverse at high idle I can then let it idle and it will stay running. Not knowing what else to do I dropped the pan and ...
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L tailshaft bushing VIN: 1FTRE14L6W
Van came in with differential locked up & driveshaft ripped in two. We replace rear differential assembly & installed used driveshaft. Came back in after 3000 miles and 3 months with driveshaft missing. We inspected rear differential assembly, found ok. We had...
1998 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU35PWZ
I have Motor/Alldata for an informatin system. I looked up the troubleshooting proceedure for "No Start"condition.One of the first things I am prompted to do is check the IFS, inertia fuel shutoff switch to make sure the switch does not need to be reset. This ...
2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Stall VIN: 1FAHP3837Y
Cust complains vehicle stalls out on first start up cold in am. Will crank start and run for a few seconds then it will stall out.. Now originally vehicle was being svcd outside the dealership. We did find a fuel pressure concern although it was on a hard acce...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Parking Lamps VIN: 1FTNF21LXY
Hey Guys, got a real mind boggler here. Here's The Story. My Customer, a dairy farmer, has a cattle trailer. One Night he hooked up to the trailer, it was real windy so the side door swung open by accident and crushed the trailer harness against the bumper. Fo...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Surge VIN: 1FAFP53U71
idle would surge when put in drive. to 900 rpms. this would happen when warmed up. turn a/c on and idle would surge before compressor engagement. both conditions would stabilize back down to about 700 rpms. cleared KAM by disconnecting battery 15 min. idle doe...
2001 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L engine VIN: 2FMZA57431
There is a noise when the engine is idling & warm.Sometimes it is louder than other times under same conditions.Sounds like a lifter noise.Remove intake & valve covers but can not see any visual problems.
1992 GMC Motor home 454CID No Start, Stall VIN: 70N6322373
Hi again, thanks in advance for ay help. I'm posting about this motorhome is a thorn in my side that never goes away!!! In related repair history, there is the origanal post for a problem that was fixed with a new computer, now it will stall and no...
1994 GMC Jimmy 4.3L No Start
Received this 1994 GMC Jimmy used from a private owner. Never mentioned extremely hard to start cold problem but did note that he had replaced injector, fuel filter, tp sensor. It will crank for a good 10 seconds (when battery lasts) before starting. Usually s...
1999 GMC Yukon Denali SLE 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKEC13R0X
Hi there, The customer had it towwed in from another shop. They repaired what was supposed to be noisy lifters due to low oil pressure. My understanding is they replaced all lifters and the oil pump. They could not get it started and eventually called the cu... Trouble codes: P0339 (Crankshaft Position Sensor Circuit Intermittent), P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit)
2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start VIN: KMHWF25S51
i have strong injection pulse on cyls.1&2. on cyls.3&4 it will pulse weakly one time and then nothing. ecm is brand new. replaced plugs and plugwires. i was advised by friend at hyundai dealer that if ecm see ign. miss it will disable that cyl. all injectors a...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Safety VIN: SAJHX1743T
Good Afternoon, - I'm hoping that someone may know of a way to extract the blink codes from this SRS system. Can they be accessed without using Jaguar's multi-thousand-dollar diagnostic bench, or without a matching handheld scope, which as yet we don't have ...
1986 Jeep Cherokee 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B3XC463XL
just got this jeep recently as a new project and it had the usual problems. I have an idle that sits around 2k and wont budge. It didnt do this before i started workin on it so i think it may be the universal wires are mixxed up. What i want to know is...can t...
1993 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L 1st-reverse shift VIN: IJ4FY49S7P
This vehicle, every so often, gets stuck in first gear and reverse. The only way to get it out of gear is to shut the vehicle off and re-start it. Even if you get stuck in first gear and take from a light it still won't come out until you shut the car off.
1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Light Control Module VIN: 1LNLM81W7T
Hello All Super Techs This 96 Town Car came in with a dead battery complaint. Battery would drop down and cause a no start after two days. We have isolated the draw of .16 amps to fuse #15 under the dash which feeds the lighting control module and starter int...
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMPU28A5X
Now it is misfiring on #1 and #2.No water is present.I have replaced the plugs and the coils on these two cylinders with no effect.What am I overlooking? Thanks in advance. Randy Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (misfire cyl 1), P0302 (misfire cyl 2), B1202 (unknown), B1249 (unknown)
1987 Mazda 626 GT 2.0L No Start VIN: JM1GC2430H
Greetings to all I have this mazda which at times will not start.I have no spark at times when it does not start.I checked for power going to distributor and i have it but yet when i scope the sensors in it i have no signals.Upon looking at the archives i see ...
1995 Mazda MX-3 1.6L Stall, Misfire VIN: JM1EC43B3V
Hello After starting cold, ENGINE will RUN FINE at IDLE. Just try to accelerate and it will start to misfire severely and probably will stall. It will be hard to start again. If starts will be misfiring. After warming up, when it is possible, engine will wor...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L timing VIN: WDBCA35E4K
vehicle failed smog for timing too advanced. Timing is at 28* specs are 12*. It wont go down to 12. And, at about 20* vehicle starts to run real bad. Set #1 cylinder to TDC and pointer on timing pully was perfectly on 0*. Looked at dist. and it was pointing at...
1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L lifter VIN: WDBFA67W3V
Hello Im used to the plastic oil tube problem with this V8 Mercs. What is happening to this car is recuring tube failures (same tube). After just some weeks of use the tubes go bad. ALWAYS IN THE LEFT SIDE OF ENGINE. Im having this problem with another ca...
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L powerstering VIN: 1MEFM5OU9X
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L front end left side VIN: 4M2ZU86E82
The noise is a rotational noise like growling wheel bearing about 15 mph and above.The parts that were used were from another LKQ that had no noises in it.We currently have a Ford rep. coming tomorrow. I just started at this Dealership and told them all about ...
2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZWHT6IL42
keeps settimg cylinder missfire codes 301,302,and303 fuel pulse width 1 2.6ms width 2 is3.8 ms fuel trim is bank 1 -15% bank 2 is 20% i have mass air flow sensor and pressure regulator and seems to be ok and have checked ohms on injectors only sets codes at id... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302
2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BL11D22
As mentioned in related repair history, the po507 Idle control cirtuit code did not appear until after I replaced both cam sensors for the po345 code and cleaned the throttle body. Car starts every time now and runs perfect except for the MIL light. Is it poss... Trouble codes: P0507
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1DA31A52
Car is now setting code po507, too high idle. It idles around 875 to 900 rpm. Check engine is on. Does not respond to acc. pedal position, and idle air volume learning without a consult 2 scan tool. Do I have to send it back to the dealer? Hope you can help. T... Trouble codes: P0507
1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G3WS54T7M
vehicle came in with a not start after heat soaking. this would happen about 10 minutes after driving for a couple of miles.when the vehicle was running it did have a noticeable miss.vehicle would crank but not start.replaced the crank sensor.replaced the igni...
1997 Oldsmobile Achieva S 2.4L No Start VIN: 1G3NL52T5V
NO START - Cranks, but will not run when extremely cold, usually below zero. May happen every day or not for a month. Occasionally will happen at any temperature, but usually if car sits outside overnight. Has no spark, no injector trigger, fuel pump runs. No ...
1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L Door Locks VIN: 1GHDX03ETW
The power dook lock will not work. I have tested the grounds and the power. It seem to be that the lock side of the switch it not getting power. Can you help?
1999 Oldsmobile Alero GX 2.4L gauges and heater VIN: 1G3NK52T3X
This 99 alero has a promlem with the gauges and heating system. They will intermittently cut out. The tach, speedo, fuel and temp gauges will drop to zero. The blower motor will cut out as well the rear rear defroster will not function. These things will happe...
1993 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire
Thanks in advance for any help I can get. The situation is that the vehicle was driven for two years running poorly and now the customer has money to repair it. Intake gaskets replaced due to vacuum leak and plugs and wires replaced for tune up. On accel or j...
1989 Porsche 944 Turbo 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WPOAA2954K
Hello fellow techs. This car has a poor running condition on an intermittant basis only when cold. The vehicle will cough and die, blows black smoke as though it is either running too rich or has incomplete combustion. After it gets through the warm up it will...
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)
1995 Subaru Impreza L 1.8L hi beam headlights VIN: JF1GF2359S
customer came in with no hi beam headlights,checked bulbs and saw that the wire connectors had been replaced.checked the combo switch,even tried a new one,did not work.we have spent many hours on this problem,am i missing something? there is supposed to be a l...
1992 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L engine
This engine just came to me with no power or lack of power.ok from take off but at 80 km it was dead. and the valves were extremely noise. I check timing, fuel injection feed back from ecu and checked basic engine condition, no faults found, I sugest the first...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Electronic VIN: JTDBEE30KX
hello friends, have a intermittent trouble with a.c. some days the ac light starts to flash and then no cold air. i have had troubles with older models with faulty speed sensors, bad compressors, amplifiers and bad wiring. but after taking a look i have not be...
1995 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L air injection pump VIN: WVWFE83A7S
we found coolant leaking from the air injection pump; we removed the air injection pump and have coolant coming out from a hole in cylinder head where the air injection outlet hooks up; by looking at a disassembled head at the vw dealer, it apppears the only w...
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 Beetle GLS 1.9L battery VIN: 3VWCF21C9X
We cannot find the relay that controls the coolant glow plugs. We have a Mitchell manual which shows it in the wiring diagram but in the locator manual all it shows is one for the engine glow plugs (not for the coolant glow plugs). In the wiring diagram it ind...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRS29M71
This car came in to find out why the check engine light is on. The light will intermittently come on and go off. It has been happening for about 2 months. The car runs fine and idles fine under all conditions according to the owner. We checked for vacuum leaks... Trouble codes: P1582 (idle adaption at limit)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Clock/ Trip ododmeter VIN: 3VWSE69M72
When the car is turned off the trip odometer and clock turns completely off, as well as the cd player. The cd player has its own power wire and does not use factory wires. The keyless entry buttons do not work because the car does not have power. To get power ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L lack of power VIN: 3VWSP29M92
This problem seems to have developed after replacing timing belt and cylinder head.It just doesn't have the power these TDI's usually have.We cleaned the intake,double checked cam timing and pump timing.Exhaust pressure is less than 1 psi.The MAF goes over 1oo...

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1999 Acura TL 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4UA364XW
after learing about the bullentin from all that replied i sent the car to the local dealer for a warranty repair.i have two other acura's out there with the same problem that are not under warranty and your replies have helped me find a fix for their problem.i... Trouble codes: P0401.
2000 Audi TT 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: TRUUC28N6Y
Thanks to all of you who replied! a special thanks to Randy [...] for his help on this one and his instruction in the past.I Started by cleaning the throttle body then going to basic settings and performing throttle adaptation relearn and imediately noticed ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random missfire).
1987 BMW 325 2.7L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAB5401H
I am sorry to say, but the customer has taken the car, we improved the idle greatly with what we had done and adjusting the tps and cleaning the throttle body, Thank you for all your help. Regards, Kelly
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L Battery Light VIN: WBADE5327V
Found this one yesterday on my own. This morning, when I checked for updates, Scott [...] had the same exact thing happen to him. Someone replaced valve cover gaskets (or intake manifold gaskets) and forgot to hook up a ground wire for the coils on the back o...
1996 Buick Regal 3.8L RPM Limiter VIN: 2G4WB12K3T
Most of you chastised me for even requesting help request for customer to drive faster and I offer no defense except laspe in judgement. I was directed to contact customer programing company listed in back of Hot Rod. Thanks for the info and I now bow under pr...
1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L ignition VIN: 1G6KY5496X
thanks,for all the replies and Idea's The intermittent miss fire, turned out to be the #1 & #8 fuel injecotrs did need to be replaced The cars runs great now Thanks again for all the imput
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L no tach, speedo or shift indicator VIN: 1GKFK16R6T
Thanks to all who responded, 10 out of 11 replys said most likely cause is bad ign. switch. trans fuse also sends power to tach, speedo and shift indicator. Most replys said the ign switch is the weak link in the system. Car is NOT fixed due to extreame custom...
1997 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L Fluid Temp, brake switch, pressure switch VIN: 1GBFG15R4V
After 4 days of pulling our hair out, we sent the van back to the shop that programmed the computer for us. They scanned it with the Tech 2 and showed nothing wrong with the vehicle. We used 3 different scan tools at our shop when we diagnosed, all running Pat...
2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCCT19W31
Aran [...] has hit it on the head. He communicated with me three times(what a guy!) Many wanted to condemn the PCM computer under the hood since it had been underwater since I couldn't get the theft signal loss to reset. But it was the BCM(body Module) locate... Trouble codes: P0102 (Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit low input), P1626 (Theft Dterrent Start enable signal), P1637 (Generator L-Treminal Circuit).
2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Passenger side rear electric door VIN: 1GNDX03E12
Thanks for all the great responses to my problem. I do not know if we will ever figure out how to reset this motor assembly/ The salvage yard motor had cables all bound up inside so we could not get it to work. Niece decided to try to find another one at salve...
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3GNEK13T42
Found bad wiring at connector for iac. They were broken in side weather packing. When i unplugged to test they would make contact and all was well. Hard find.
1991 Dodge D350 5.9L pump VIN: 16GS39F20T
Thanks to everybody that helped on 90 and earlier to remove the pwr steering pump from the vac pump you have to remove the whole assy and fabricate a dowel about an inch long then thread a m14 bolt that is about 2.5 inches long into the center shaft this will ...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 3B7HF13ZXV
just got back on this vehical. just started over with testing. I had swapped injectors #2 for #8 , 8 was my miss. previously with no change had retested the swapped injector @ #8 for presure drop test and flow and passes. however the suggestions for rust in th... Trouble codes: 308 (8 missfire).
1997 Dodge Caravan SE 3.0L serpentine belt VIN: 2B4GP4539V
I spaced the p/s pump 3/16 of an inch, seems good now, time will tell. thanks for all the help, hope to return the help. dave
1998 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L 5th gear VIN: 1B7MF33D0W
Well, finally got another reman trans and vehicle is back on the road. We ended up also replacing the transfer case input bearing and seal. We were that close and due to the mileage and the fact that the damaged gear was on the transmission output shaft, we fi...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3B7HC12Z0Y
First, thanks to all who sent helps... some were close.. others were WAY off. I am still amazed at the replies I get that refer to checking the exact things I have stated I've already checked or have been replaced. Anyway, the #7 Intake valve spring was broken... Trouble codes: P0207 (Injector 7 Control Circuit), P0205 (Injector 5 Control Circuit).
2004 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L oil warning VIN: WD2PD64344
Sorry for the delay,wanted to make sure it was fixed. Thanks to those who replied. Bob [...] has a fleet of these and lots of helpful info. He says there is a TSB on this for the oil level. As of today, All data on-line doesn't list one. We have serviced thi...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L drivetrain VIN: 1FMZU34E8W
Thanks everyone for the help. This ended up having 2 problems. One was the front driveline, which was siezed up at cv joint, the other was the viscus clutch. Both were suggested as areas of concern and were right on! thanks again for the advice!
1991 Geo Prizm GSi 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1Y1SL5450M
I did receive a few replies but none really helped. Maybe i was not real clear about things. But what I did receive was things i have already checked three or four times and also had another technician friend from another shop do some testing to double check t... Trouble codes: 21 (oxygen sensor circuit/open or short circuit).
1988 GMC C1500 Sierra 6.2L transmission VIN: 1GTDC14KJZ
thanks to all who took the time to respond to my help request, it is very much appreciated. turns out some of you were spot on,although all of you were helpful. the issue was the egr valve opening too much too soon. we got it handled, we are happy, customer is...
1992 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GKDT13W5N
after i finally found time to take a look at the jimmy, i found out that the ignition module was no good. after replacing the module time was fix, power was half back but not fully. going to have to wait till get another chance. that for all the help.
1999 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L start and stall VIN: 1GKDT13W3X
Thanks for the help. I had serveral returns for fuel presure and anti theaft system, I have checked both and preformed relearn with no success. I am going to close this case for now, it is a used trunk on our lot and may have been sold as is. again thanks fo...
1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L MIL Lamp on
I would like to recognize and thank Michael [...]. for their valuable time in helping me,You guys are great.The consensus is to take the car to Honda dealer for emission warranty that covers up to 150,000 mile.The dealer took care of the proble... Trouble codes: P0401 (Egr flow restricted), P0402 (egr flow excessive), P0118 (engine coolant circuit high input), P0524 (No definition available).
1998 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L reverse VIN: JHLRD1863W
Many thanks to all that replied. Jerry [...] was right on with his reply.These newer Honda units seem to be beefier than the older units that sometimes had to be completely replaced because of the extensive damage when shifted like this one. This unit is eas...
1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L injector VIN: JNKCA21A8X
found that the security system had locked the ignition to the injectors due to customer cranking vehicle so long. this caused the computer to decode his key. vehicle had to be taken to dealer to have computer reset and keys re coded
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L Surge VIN: JT8BF28GOW
I could tell that egr was affecting the car because it only acted up when egr opened. I checked egr position sensor with a lab scope. I opened the egr by hand. Voltage started at .7 volts. As valve opened, voltage dropped to 0 volts and stayed there until it w...
1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L ac compressor VIN: 1LNLM82WXV
First of all I would like to thank evryone that replied to my request. The info and knowledge in this industry is nothing short of amazing. After reviewing all replies the consensous is a plugged or partially plugged condensor. Apparently a very common problem...
1998 Mazda Millenia 2.5L No Start VIN: W141052814
thanks to all that replied appears that vehicle interior has been detailed several times several connectors including one at pcm were very corroded checked and cleaned pinouts at pcm vehicle starts and runs fine now customer is all happy thanks again to all th... Trouble codes: P1345.
2000 Mazda Millenia Millennium Edition 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2225Y
the abv valve was located on top of the rear valve cover, connected to a bracket. there are three sol. on this bracket one is for the egr and the other two are for the abv sol. the abv is for the supercharger acts as a controller for the blowoff valve to keep ... Trouble codes: 1525 (abv solenoid valve vacuum ckt mailf.), 1526 (abv soleniod valve vent ckt. mailf.), 1540 (abv control system mailf.).
1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 4.5L Electronic VIN: 1160331208
Thanks for all the great help with this one . It took a new survo to fix this beast! This is the 2nd rebuilt survo I have installed on this car. Yhe trick to the trouble is you should be able to hear the survo motor run when the key is turned on and then agean...
1994 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L Compressor/Clutch VIN: 1MELM5048R
VOLTAGE DROP INSIDE THE CCRM WAC CONTROLLER! Before I explain further I want to thank everyone for their help. This truly is the best information source for all of us. Alright, here's the deal, inside the CCRM, Mitchell and Alldata both show a solid state cont...
1984 Nissan Maxima GL 2.4L No Start VIN: JN1HV05S8E
The path to repairing this car was interestng to say the least. I had seven replies to my post and all of them gave me a place to look. Adam [...] and Curtis Going suggested that since I had corroded connections at the main fusable links I should check for c...
1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4BU31F4P
WOW! An overwhelming amount of replies, and almost all hit it out of the park! Oil in the distributer is our problem. We cleaned it out and it runs perfect. Customer does not want to replace distributer at this time however, (finacial strain). We don't get too...
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N4DL01D9Y
hi guy`s well i want to thank everyone who toke the time to answer my call . 1 reply talked about oil in dist (this one bone dry). another reply talked about intake gasket , which my local nissan dealer had already proposed to me. we did remove intake and i ...
1996 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L front cam seal VIN: 1P3ES47C8T
32 replies!! I've been living the charmed life with my FWD Mopars that I've owned since '85. Never had 1 BLOW A SEAL LIKE THIS! Ok, before I contacted the good people at IATN, I contacted a local machine shop on the matter. He never heard of a 2.0 doing this, ...
2001 Porsche Boxster Roadster S 3.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: WP0CB29871
Thank to all for the ideas and the help. Dave and Thomas nailed it with the oil breather on the top of the motor. We were thinking that that breather was simular to the breathers on the BMW's with a diaphram in it. When we checked it the first time we did noti...
1988 Saab 9000 S 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, high idle VIN: YS3CS55D8J
This car is finally fixed. Thank you to Galen from Idaho & Peter from Florida. They suggested trying an air mass meter. We had thought about it but ruled it out because we saw no other running problems or fuel trim issues. Installed an air mass meter & vehicle...
1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Rt door lock VIN: YS3DF78N5T
The car had to take it's owner back to school, & it's supposed to come back to me during spring break. One reply mentioned that the violet/white and blue wires did have continuity to ground until the lock or unlock was pushed. I hope to have another car here t...
1991 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT3AC12R4M
first of all the previa van is a 1991 model...not 01...sorry but thanxs for catching that incorrect data...i performed a block test and there is fuel contamination in the it is either electroylis eating away at the head gasket or a cracked cylinde... Trouble codes: N0NE.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M51
thank you to all those that replied.turns out ti was the maf sensor after all,even though we just put one in.some body ordered one for an aeg motor not avh motor that is in the car.guess what? NOT COMPATIBLE! my fault for for not double checking my parts guy's... Trouble codes: P0172, P1142.
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