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1992 Acura Legend LS 3.2L blower VIN: JH4KA757XN
Is there diagnostics on this auto climate control. Customer complaint is that blower operates on high speed only when set on 90*. Fan does increase speed as set warmer, but full speed relay does not trip until set on 90*. Would a disconnected sensor under the ...
1983 Audi 4000 1.6L coil spring VIN: WAUFH0810D
Hi VW/AUDI PRO's, I'm looking for RIGHT HAND FRONT coil spring for 1983 AUDI 4000 diesel, automatic...The dealer does NOT make this spring any more...my regular suppliers can't find one as well... Is some one out there aware of supplier for this spring(s)... ...
1996 Audi A6 2.8L radio VIN: WAUGA84A0T
hi i could use some help i have this audi that the battery went dead in now the radio is in safe mode i dont have the code bought at auction the audi dealer is 2 hrs away i have the radio # [...] thanks for the help dave
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L transmission VIN: WAUZL64B81
Trans goes into limp mode as soon as instrument panel gear indicator goes from highlighted gear selection to highlighted background. This usually happens within five seconds of start up. When trans remains in highlighted gear selection, the trans works properl...
1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L horn VIN: WBAGD8326R
We have lost the column ground for the horn. We have voltage from the horn through the column and through the four switches in the horn pad when the horn buttons are depressed. Just don't have a ground. Artifically grounding the column doesn't help. Our questi...
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)
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L blower motor VIN: 1G6KD52Y5T
Customer said his blower motor quit working the same day a friend cut the red power wire to vehicles alarm siren. I didn`t see any connection so I checked for trouble codes. None were present. I then followed the diagnostic chart in my Motors AC manual for no ...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Heater Core VIN: 1G6KD54YXV
I replaced the first leaking heater core at 145753 miles. It came back to the shop at 151713 miles with a leaking heater core. I replaced it again. it came back to the shop at 163675 miles. I replaced it again following Standard Plus instructions to have the c...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Stall VIN: 1G6KD54Y5V
guys this caddy had a coolant leak and found the head bolts stripped, after repairs the engine ran fine for 300 miles, now stall out when hot, clean throttle body and mass-air flow sensor, still the same problem, raise basic idle 100 rpm and engine does not st... Trouble codes: P1599
1998 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L security VIN: 1G6KY5492W
Secuity light on dash stays on.displays ,service theft system on dash readout.then says,exp id 34
1988 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc-Z 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1FP31F4J
Hey guys, I have an old one here thats giving me fits. This car is a garage queen, it only has 18k miles on it. This car is perfect showroom condition. What I have going on is that when its cold, on initial startup, the MIL lamp will come on with a code 34, MA... Trouble codes: 34 (maf low)
1995 Chevrolet G10 Chevy Van 5.0L High Line 180-190
Apparently the problem surfaced 3 weeks ago, "we just got it in" with a hard 1-2 shift complaint.2-3/ 3-4 are fine. Electrically this thing checks out fine. But gauges state high line... We have at this time replaced the following trying to nail this one... -P...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L missfire VIN: 2GCEK19R1V
po300 random cyl missfire. not the same cyls everytime but #5 cyls always. this problem only occurs under heavy load, wide open throttle, or hauling a loaded horse trailer on hills. doesn,t always set code but most times willmiss on load and runs poorly on dec...
1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G1WL52M8V
Hello this car came in with a no start.ing mod is ok coils are all ok. I check lower crank postion sensor on damper it check's ok. cam sensor I think is bad from what I am getting. still have to check other crank sensor on block would a cam sensor on gm cause ...
2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L high idle VIN: 1GNDX03E5Y
I have this 2000 chev venture it has an high idle after hot soak. There are no codes and I have tried to reflash computer and it did not help.
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L engine VIN: 1GCEC14WYE
hi guys truck came in with coolant leak at rear of intakemanifold . truck ran ok, no noise.replaced gasket and oil change. started engine and now has noise. sounds like rod rapping.oil pressure is 60 psi. no cylinder misfire. no codes.
2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS1950Y
Sorry for the bad post but this truck has me stumped. I Can't find any info on p0178 or p0179. If any one has a diag tree or any thing that would be helpful please let me know email [...] Thanks for any help Trouble codes: P0178 (No info), P0179, P0141
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNFK16T52
Car came in with a missfire. It had never had a tune-up, so we replaced plugs, wires, and all filters. It still continued to miss. Checked missfire data, showed cylinders #2 & 4 missing. Tested injectors, they all work. Checked compression, all had 130 psi. th... Trouble codes: P0300 (random missfire), P0302 (Missfire cylinder 2)
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L passlock ii VIN: 2G1WF52E93
good day, vehicle came to shop with the complaint of security indicator in message center would be on after starting intermittently, customer stated that it seemed to occur after it was restarted when vehicle was warm inside. 1st start in morning or after work...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 LS 6.0L Alignment VIN: 1GCGK23U84
I have exhausted my resources on whether or not I need a Tech 2 to do a 4 wheel alignment on a GM quadrasteer vehicle. Can I enter the "alignment mode" with my OTC Genesis? I'm trying to figure this out before I have one waiting on the rack. Thanks Kevin
2004 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L windshield? VIN: 1GNDX03E34
Vehicle has a very annoying & loud buzzing sound when traveling at speeds at or above 65mph. It seems to eminate from the windshield right in front of the driver. It does seem to dissipate with a window cracked. Also is most apparent in a crosswind. Have seen ...
1998 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L switch lights VIN: 2B4GP45ROY
Hello all Tech, I have this 98 chrysler town & country 3.8L(sorry for wrong VIN).The owner left the headlights on for 8hrs.The AAA cameover and jumped it. The van run good but she noticed all push button switch lights on dash panel are blinking. I'm thinking t...
1983 Dodge Omni 1.6L bracket VIN: 1B3B218A2D
Hello all! Have this fine piece of "vintage" Dodge here.(sorry about my luck, right?). problem is, we replaced the k-frame and the shifter bracket that bolts to it has been welded to the k-frame. Have searched high and low for this item, to no avail. Chrysler ...
1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L Surge, Misfire, Bucks VIN: 1B3HD46T6S
HI FOLKS, Good customer has been in a couple times for "missing or bucking" on very intermittant occasions between 40 and 55 mph on his 30 mile drive home from work. I have looked at it twice but no symptoms ever appear. He is coming in again on Friday. I have...
1999 Dodge Dakota R/T 5.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1B7GL26Z9X
there is no e.g.r. valve. did cat test by disabling ignition and cranking end for 10 sec co2 = 14.8 hc did not exceed 800 ppm. pause 5 sec. cranked 10 sec. again results were aprox. same. with scan tool hooked up and at 25 mph both bnk1&2 o2 snsr.s are fixed a...
1988 Ford F-Super Duty 7.5L Steering Wheel VIN: 1FDLF47G1J
This is a landscaping truck I've been serviceing for 7 yrs. , when driveing down the road no load in the dump and hit a bump the steering wheel shakes side to side till you come to a stop this will continue all day. I've checked the king pins, springs, bushing...
1992 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L intermediate clutch clearance
my question is this: is there any easy way to check the intermediate clutch clearance with common shop tools and not the ford depth mic and adapter plate way? being a gm tech i just don't have all the special tools for a ford. and it seems like there must b...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMDU32X9R
Hey Guys, We have in our possesion a 1994 Explorer 2wd with 4 Wheel ABS. Intermiatantly at times when apply brake have slight pedal pulse from abs. Can happen when turning into a parking spot at low speeds or coming to a stop at lower in town speeds. Never ha...
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...
1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX27L4V
hi group: this truck came in for engine light on and rough running, found codes p0171 and p0174 ( system lean on both banks ) checked for vacuum leaks, fuel pressure ok. scanner showed poor reaction time from left oxygen sensor and they were both very rusty, w... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1997 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Engine VIN: 2FMDA5143V
Hello to all once again. My question regarding this van is that it is loosing coolant into the motor. Found tsb about either intake or front cover causing the leak. How do I know for sure which one? Customer doesn't want to just make it a craps shoot. Just won...
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 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 ...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L wheel bearing VIN: 1FMDU34E8X
good morning everyone. this is my first time so please be patient. customer of mine has a 99 explorer with a loud squeak, at wheel speed, from right front. traced condition to bearing/hub assembly. replaced bearing (timken), noise was gone, customer was happy....
2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L transfer case VIN: 1FMPU18L7Y
truck has noise in tranfercase in all wheel drive like chain jumping doesnt make noise in 4 wd unhook wiring connector at transfer case noise goes away.replace coil/clutch pack/wafer spring . still has some noise but not as bad we are reflashing gem mod next b...
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...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L steering box VIN: 1FDWF37PX4
Have steering problem with this vehicle, original complaint was no power steering intermittently. Verified complaint at shop, in park at idle. After going lock to lock twice, you lose power steering assist. (unit has hydro-boost and p/s cooler) We have replace...
1996 GMC K1500 Suburban 5.7L 2-3 shift VIN: 1GKFK167R6
Hello everybody this is my Suburban and this is a little out of my relm. It drives fine when you drive it nice but if you have to kinda get on it when getting on a freeway (about 3/4 throttle) it won't shift out of 2nd gear unless you completely back out of th...
1998 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Temp Door VIN: 1GKCS13W4W
I have a Jimmy that was brought to me from another shop. The temperature fluctuates from hot to cold and will not stay steady. There is a code b0408. The previous shop replaced the ECC control head thinking this would solve the problem. I have tried the recali...
1982 Honda Civic 1300 1.3L Charging VIN: JHMSL4319C
The battery went dead over night. Charged up the battery and checked the system. The battery tested good. The charging system is not charging. Found a draw of 500 ma. on the battery. Found that unplugging the voltage regulater or the plug on the back of the al...
1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Running Lights VIN: 1HHGCD5533
hello this 96 honda came with only headligths working, no cortesy lights, Blows fuse inmediately, I have replace headlamp swith and still blows fuse, I checked wire connector in trunk and looks good have checked at steering colum but still cant find what is wr...
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)
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L fuel gauge VIN: 4S2CM58W0X
Hello everyone, We have this vehicle in the shop for an inop fuel gauge. Using Alldata for troubleshooting we determined the sending unit was bad, however, it also wouldn't start after the customer had driven it in and we had drove it into the bay. We replaced...
1988 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, no spark, poor idle VIN: SAJAV1647J
as you can see this one is a real bitch...if anyone can help please let me know...i have tried just about everything i can think of..my next move? thought about checking the crank sensor and cam sensor for refernce and output, but b4 i do i hope someone can st... Trouble codes: 3 (circuit 3 failure), 1 (circuit 1 failure), 138 (brake pads low), 215 (abs failure)
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Hesitation VIN: 1J4FX49S0W
My experience with this one, it hesitates upon the 11 mile hr trans shift,at this times sets po0720 code. wiring seems good to sensor. test drove reading scanner speed same as speedometer, this to me says sensor is good ,I could use some ideas as where to go w... Trouble codes: P0720
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L front differential VIN: 1J4GW58N3X
hello, we have this grand cherokee, customer got stuck with it and ever since then it has a whining noise on deceleration. we know definitly it is in the front differential, we didnt physically see anything wrong with the gears or bearings, but we put new ones...
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L stereo/ climate control backlighting VIN: 1GKEL19W9Y
Customer drove vehicle while speedo was out and we had to clear an airbag warning code as a result. He states after speedo repairs that the backlighting in the upper console mounted stereo/ climate control is inoperative. We notice it works with headlights off...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1YVGE22CA4
This vehicle was running great until yesterday morning. customer got in vehicle to go to work will not start. checked sparked and found bad place on dist. cap at coil wire. Replaced cap, rotor, wires and plugs. vehicle started and ran all day, with multiple st...
2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
hi guys,hope someone out there can help me,i have this mazda in the shop for mil light and misfire,i pulled a code 352 ign primary/secondary coil fault. i followed the diagnostic tree alldata gave it led me to cylinder #5 coil i checked to make the the pcm was... Trouble codes: 352 (ignition primary/secondary coil fault)
1998 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Cranks, but no start VIN: WDBGA33G0W
I have this 98 MB S320 that came in on a tow with an no start/cranks condition with a start error coming up on r=the display. The next morning it cranked up at least 50 times. I checked for codes and a code 1570, CAN signal from DAS control module to engine co...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L differential VIN: 4JGAB75E52
Dear MB guys, this truck has a bad whinning noise which is coming from the differential. It seams it gets louder as longer you drive it. You can hear it under load and off load (truck pushing the engine). -) So, it would say PINION BEARINGS are going! (Sounds...
2001 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L high idle VIN: 2MEFM75W31
hello to all of you, i have this crown vic that idles at 980 rpm when hot in park. this seems to high. the desired rpm says it should be 750 rpm. there are no drivability issues other than this high idle. the tps sensor is at .91 volts, just like another crown...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D8Y
this car originally came in with a misfire and dtcs o3o4 and 1320... the coil and plug were replaced as they were visibly carbon tracked. codes were cleared and vehicle returned to cust. a few weeks later the car came back with the mil lite on and dtc 1320. co... Trouble codes: 1320 (primary ignition), 0171 (bank one system lean), 0174 (bank two system lean)
1992 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.3L Hesitation VIN: 1G2NE54NXN
this 92 grand am has been in the shop several times for the same reason. hesitation on accel. customer replaced own t.p.s, we checked that it is ok. we have replaced ign. module and coils with known good parts, ecm power + grounds ok, has new crank sensor, als...
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...
1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L upper intake melted plastic at e.g.r stove pipe VIN: 1G2HZ52K3T
diagnosed customers complaint of a coolant leak,plastic upper intake was leaking,melted plastic that was blown upward at egr port,replaced lower intake gasket and installed new plastic upper intake and gaskets. three days and seventy five miles later same prob...
1997 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1L heater VIN: 1G2NW52MXV
hello techs I have a 97 grand am with no heat. Came from another shop. Supossedly has had thermostat changed. Temperture comes up toi normal but blows no hot air.Water in resorvoir is hot all hoses are hot only bleed screw is above water pump no air is evident...
1994 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L radiator VIN: YS3AL76L2R
Hello,I am having a heck of a time trying to replace a radiator in a 1994 Saab turbo convertible,with a 2.0 4 cyl. automatic.ALldata has no info on this repair.Oh yeah the only info was in the labor guide and it gave like 1.7 hrs.or something like that.At this...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L Stall VIN: YS3DDS5N3X
This vehicle has a very intermittant stall at idle. immediately it will just shut off, as if engine was turned off. also it will sometimes dip down on idle and catch itself and surge up and down for a while. when it does this it never stalls. please, any shari...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Reverse lamps VIN: YS3EF48ZXX
Reverse lamps stay on at all times when ignition is on!! Alldata is vauge on switches-but we have had the main safety switch dissconnected on trans (two connectors at battery tray area), theres also a two wire switch on top of trans-lamps stay on, if we work b...

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1990 Acura Integra GS 1.8L oil consumption VIN: JH4DA9467L
Hello fellow techs, Unfortunatly I have to admit failure on this one. We successfully repaired the misfire by replacing the burned valve and doing a valve job, and the car runs great now, but we were not able to fix the oil consumption. During the initia...
1998 Audi A4 2.8L abs & brake light iluminated on dash VIN: WAUED28D0W
Esteemed Audi & VW Techs Unfortunatly this post cannot be closed with a fix. However the consensus of opinion is a defective ABS control unit aparently a common problem on this vintage A4. There was much good advice offered. Never overlook the basics Physicl...
1994 BMW 530i 3.0L Unknown VIN: WBAHK2318R
Hello!! Everybody!! I fixed this BMW. 3/4 replies hit on tne head. The problem was a heater control valve which is located driver side firewall. The valve has two solenoids which open & close and also the pump for more coolant flow. I removed the valve from th...
1998 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L abs light VIN: 1G4CU5211W
Thanks to all who replied! An aftermarket(inexpensive) hub was the culprit!! NEVER AGAIN!!! found and verified by switching the wheel speed sensor wiring at the ebtcm Thanks again Marty
1999 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G6KS54Y3X
After checking all the components recommended by members, I replaced the crankshaft position sensor since I had seen this on a prior vehicle.The problem has not reoccured. Thanks to all who replied.Nasser
2000 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Starting VIN: 1G6K5S4Y8Y
This problem is so intermittant, I get this car in the shop it cranks over just fine. The customer picks up the car, it's good for a day or two then it's back to the same thing, I ever get to the bottom of this I will post the fix. Thanks to all who responded.
1985 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1G1YYO782F
It was the PCM. Most people said to check fuel pressure, ignition switch, to be weary of aftermarket dist from napa, faulty injectors, sticking egr, I had checked the fuel pressure several times at it was always 40psi. I place an amp probe on fuel pump and saw...
1995 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC1242S
Alright it is fixed. I got several helpful replies. One said to verify good vacuum supply to map and a couple suggested ohming injectors. Vacuum was good and all 4 injectors checked right at 12 ohms. Someone suggested I verify good quality fuel in tank. All th... Trouble codes: 35 (IAC error).
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L assist VIN: 1G1JC1245V
Well, this car seems to be fixed. Thanks to all who replied. David from Pennsylvania: I checked the belt and the tensioner. It all checked okay. The belt is only a couple months old. Kevin from New Brunswick: Since the car was in use most of the time by th...
1997 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 7.4L Long crank hot VIN: 1GCGK29J1V
Well, many of you hit it on the head. I replaced all 8 injectors and that did it. Only 6 were actually leaking, some worse than others but the owner elected to do them all. Thanks for the info all who replied.
2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Speed O meter VIN: 1GNDX03EAY
Thanks to the members who offered help. I had the IP.Reprogramed and that took care of the LOCK on the radio,had to have tech 2 to do the synchronizing.On the speed O problem I disconnected the computer thghtened all pins on both banks and tightened them. Then...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCHK23GX2
Thanks to the ten replies. All agreed it was probably the crank sensor. I attempted to catch it in the act with a lab scope and scanner watching data but never acted up. Installed a updated crank sensor and all is well.
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Module VIN: 3B7K22D0WG
The 3rd dealership service department I contacted finally said it needed programmed. Thanks for the help
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L suspension/steering? VIN: 2B4GP54L41
Hello again & thanks to all. We installed new sway bar mount bushings as 98% of you all suggested & it worked like a charm. I still can't believe this is the fix, but it took care or it. I am still kicking myself for not posting BEFORE I tried all the wrong pa...
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L tailshaft bushing VIN: 1FTRE14L6W
Thanks guys for all the help. We have not fixed this yet but I feel like we found the problem. We removed the tailshaft housing and found that the rebuilder had put a bolt in the oiler hole. When the teflon grease wore off the bushing wasn't getting enoungh oi...
1998 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU35PWZ
Thank you to the 18 techs that took the time to assist me in my search for the elusive interia fuel switch. Several of you guys told me to look in the owner's manual to find it's location except it was not in the vehicle. 12 told me the switch was near or in t...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZX1768W
This truck did have a K&N filter.MAF was dirty,BARO pid was out.Changed MAF and installed OE air filter reset MAF and customer reports all is well.Thanks to all that took the time to reply .MUCH appreciated,It's a wake up call to keep it simple and check scan ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: IFMZU67E41
Well found vac leak it was pcv hose under rad hose on top I want to thank everyone for there help. this is the best site I have found. Trouble codes: 0171 (system too lean banl 1), 0174 (sys to lean bank 2).
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Noise VIN: 1FMZU74E72
William from Georgia described the noise exactly. He and most others thought that the noise was coming from the timing chains. Hooked up the sensors (6) from a electronic ear to the timing chain areas of each head. That is where the noise is coming from. Jerry...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L speeod VIN: 2FAFP71W53
this vehicle hit a deer and has not be returned to me for the problem. After it clears the body shop I will post the repair. Thanks Kirt
1994 GMC Jimmy 4.3L No Start
FIXED! I hit the TB with propane on cold start and it busted right off. Fuel pressure would NEVER go above 52PSI max (had to resort to borrowed new fuel guage which read 6 psi lower than my old one-time for a replacement!) Guess lesson learned about these Vort...
2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1HGCG6572Y
Thanks to all that responded the problem was faulty iac Thank once again
1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L door locks VIN: JNRAR05Y9X
First of all I would like to thank the six people who replied to my help request. After much testing and researching of the system, the only thing I found that was out of the ordinary was the door switch on the driver's side door. The boot that covers the swit...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L abs VIN: SALTW12471
Thank you all for all your help. Most of the replies stated that aftermarket pads are used very frequently with no problem. A couple of you, however inidcated that Land Rover suggests that aftermarket pads can present a problem. Aidan in CA had some useful inf...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.0L No engage VIN: 1ZWFT6035X
I was saying somewhat tongue in cheek that I was asking for help on a magic phone fix and did you guys ever come through with the magic fix. Several said to check for plugged vent. One was so specific I thought he had the car. Someone had put the trans vent ho...
2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZWHT6IL42
thanks for everbodies help on this problem I ended up using propane around bottom of intake and watched the fuel trim and injector pulse width change a little bit found out car was still under warranty so they took it back to the dealer to fix the problem with... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302.
2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L alarm, trunk release VIN: 1N4DL01D21
I have called owner of vehicle twice since it left shop, within two days problem happened one more time, in the last two weeks problem has not happened. Of the three replys two mentioned over sesative key fob, possibly caused by water damage. Since this proble...
1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L Oil in coolant reservoir VIN: 1G3AJ55MXT
It is fixed. The oil was getting into the radiator, past the intake gaskets, but NO coolant in the oil! New gaskets, and check all the head bolts for broken ones was the fix. It has some time on it now, and is holding. Several members pointed out the importa...
1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L Misfire
Thanks for being patient. I waited this long to make sure it was gone for good. It appears that the EGR valve intermittently sticky and leaking at closed position caused most of the symptoms. I double checked the injectors with a GM load tool and they passed b... Trouble codes: P0300, P0441.
1994 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L No Start VIN: 1G2NE1530R
Yahoo! It is gone! Well, after reading all of your suggestions I started out with checking out the crank sensor. When I reached down to unplug the connector it fell apart, I mean flush with the block! I had to remove the intake to have access to get the rest...
1992 Porsche 968 3.0L interior and trunk VIN: WPOCB29XMN
The 100ma draw has vanished but I'm not quite sure why. Received 3 thoughtfull replies from Uli in Ontario, Rich in Florida, and Steve in New Mexico...THANKS guys! Uli even went above and beyond and faxed me a wiring diagram. Since I was at a loss as to th...
1992 Saab 9000 CD Turbo 2.3L Heater Control VIN: YS3CL48M4N
First, I want to thank everyone that took the time to reply to our request. Unfortunately, we were unable to repair this car. The climate control system can do a self diagnostic by depressing the auto and vent button together, then releasing, and wait about 30...
2002 Saturn SC2 1.9L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZY12712
Hello, This vehicle is finally fixed. Thanks to everyone that responded. Most of the help we received had already been tried. The fix was done in 2 steps. After running out of ideas and having tried everything all you good folks recommended, we called the Satu... Trouble codes: P0341 (CMP Out Of Range).
1995 Subaru Impreza L 1.8L hi beam headlights VIN: JF1GF2359S
thanks for the responses,well after going nuts with this car ,i found a harness connector behind the fuse box inside the car that had a melted wire.i bypassed the connector and the lights work fine.it was the red wire for the hi beam ground
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Low Power VIN: 3VWRF81H9W
Have not yet completed this TDI. Everyone have been very helpful though. We did find that the plastic inlet pipe to the turbo was cracked. Can hear the turbo spool up and 8 psi of pressure. Also found that the EGR solenoid was intermittently not working. C... Trouble codes: 0560 (EGR System Control Difference Intermittent).
1999 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start VIN: WVWBC31J8X
Hello All Thank you all for all the great reply, i won't be able to post a fix right now, the Dealer send me the wrong ECM, this is a Calif car and the last 2 letter's are different, I also had a medical problem wish stop me for a while, i should be ok, i wi...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L check engine light VIN: WVWPH63B01
most of the replies, gave me the correct code information as a problem with the secondary air flow. i finally got into snap on scanner help and they verified what everyone told me. they couldn't tell me where to get a copy of the code conversion, although they... Trouble codes: 491 (undocumented), 492 (uncocumented).
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