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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC28D0Y
car has check engine light. p1296 was recovered for a code. the scan tool gives it to be undocumented and mitchel comes up empty. any audi guys out there like to help me out? thanks dan Trouble codes: P1296 (do not known)
1990 BMW 525i 2.5L Speedometer/odometer/fuel econ. VIN: WBAHC1307L
Speedometer, odometer & fuel economy gauges are all inop when car is first started. After driving awhile the speedometer needle will flicker and the odometer and economy guage will start reading, all in unison. If driven long enough they will all start working...
1992 BMW 318i 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WBACA5312N
Car runs fine except for a miss about 2500 rpm in 2nd and 3rd gear.And some it feels like computer is going into limp mode when you start out but only for a few seconds.I need some good information on what to look for on this code. Trouble codes: 1286 (Knock control test pulse)
1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52L7S
95 Buick Park Avenue after car sits and gets cold turn switch on and the voltage LED will not come on. The engine will spin over but will not start. After about 5 minutes with the ignition switch on, the LED will start to blink and the service engine soon ligh...
1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L No Start VIN: 1G6CD53B2N
after the module was replaced the vehicle started and ran for a few minutes and then was turned off... now the vehicle will not start again, however there is spark now but won't start, engine fires the odd time but will not run... cranks hard at times as if th...
1991 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L Surge, Stall, CODE 45 IN MEMORY VIN: 1G1JC54G7M
I hate to admit defeat at the hands of a Cavalier... Story begins one month ago...Car originally came in for a complaint of intermittent dying while going down the road. Could not duplicate concern so Tech that use to work here requested ICM & Crank Sensor on ... Trouble codes: 45 (rich exhaust)
1992 Chevrolet S10 4.3L dash and brake lights VIN: 1GCCS14Z5N
Having trouble with this one, when the brake pedal is depressed the dash lights come on, and with the parking lights turned on the brake lights will light up. Also the dash, radio lights and gauges bounce when the turn signals are on, more so when the left sig...
1996 Chevrolet Corsica 2.2L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1LD5541Y
We have just replaced this engine with a low mileage (47k) used unit from a 1997 vehicle. The salvage yard is usually reliable and accurate but I'm beginning to wonder if there might be an interchangeability issue between a 2.2L in 1996 and 1997. The car idle... Trouble codes: P0335, P0341 (camshaft position range proformance)
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L trans VIN: 1GNDT13W8Y
hi, this is my blazer. a 4x4 non auto transfer case. when in reverse 2wd, something binds up and chatters in drive line. won't roll good backwards in nuetral. in drive it has late shifts, and slips if you accel hard in high gear. pulled rear drive shaft out of...
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 Corvette Z06 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G1YY12S53
1998 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L No Start
this vehicle was towed in for no start,No Spark, quit while driving. after going through the chrysler no start test I had to stop, because my Mastertech scanner will not show cam/crank sync. on a 98 2.5. We scoped the cam and ceank sensors and you could see th...
2000 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L Surge, Stall VIN: 1C3EJ56H9Y
this one is a real stumper,car has to driven [...] before car stumbles and stalls.but then recranks.this car has been to the dealer they say the car is all ok.we have driven it can only get it to do it about once ever 100 miles.no codes are triped. any help...
1999 Daewoo Lanos S 1.6L No Start VIN: KLATC5631Y
hi i have not posted for a while but i have another but kicker this vehicle will every now and then not start and when this happens the fuse in n/s footwell no 17 for the fuel pump will blow. if it blows it is only at start up.i have wired in a low amp fuse at...
1988 Dodge D350 5.9L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall
This vehicle came to me on a wrecker with a no-start problem. Started with ignition wires and were so rotted they came apart replaced wires plugs cap rotor and fired right up. Came to get vehicle and died secong time. Have positively isolated problem to no fue...
1996 Dodge Neon 2.0L No Start VIN: 1B3ES22C8T
I have been working on this vehicle off & on for 2 weeks.Car came in for no start. Car has compression,fuel pressure,injector pulse,but is not firing.Began by checking timing belt. It is in time.Next I checked crank sensor and while doing so found the typical ...
1998 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L front suspension VIN: 2B3HD56J9W
Good afternoon gentlemen, the car has a clunk in the front that sounds similiar to a strut mount. I disassembled strut mounts,inspected them and found nothing wrong with them. I did find the strut nuts to be very rusty. I replaced struts. Noise(s) is/are less ...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan EX 3.8L Lights for instrument panel not coming on when hea VIN: 2B4GP74L31
Hello Techs,the instrument panel bulbs[speedometer,RPM,Fuel,Temp.] are not lighting when headlamps are turned on.The odometer and tripometer are working,the radio lamp is working and dimming when we use the switch.All circuitry looks good on panel,we changed t...
1991 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe 3.8L poor hot start VIN: 1FAPP64R8M
Extended cranking hot. Intermittant crank like advanced timing or high starter amp draw. When the problem occurs the starter amp draw is 650 amps. If the ignition is disabled - starter amp draw is 150 amps and it cranks normally. Always starts normally cold. W...
1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L timing belt VIN: 3FASP13J9S
we are running out of options has anyone seen this before.
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPE24L7X
checked fuel pressure ,good scan test shows po171&174 in memory baro reading is low 27.1 maf sensor reads 1.68 gps. with koeo tried changing maf sensor with known good one and readings were the same has anyone tried to reflash pcm with this type of problem? Trouble codes: 171 (lean), 174 (lean)
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 F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L power steering VIN: 1FDWW37F91
Hi to every one!!! thank's for help me. This truck come to the shop for a regular service,when i pull the vehicle into shop i notice when you apply the brake and move the steering wheel at the same time ,the steering get hard like a rock,(LOOSE PWR STEERING).I...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L 1-2, 2-3, 3-4 shifts VIN: 1FMDU73W52
The problem with vehicle is a shudder 1-2 followed by a harsh 2-3 and 3-4 upshifts. Sometimes there is a delayed shift. This is at medium throttle. Problem does not occur cold or under WOT accelerations. The problem does not happen all of the time. But, when ...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L power assist VIN: 2FAFP71W93
Hi, I've got this 03' Crown Vic that came in for a lack of steering assist complaint. This was several weeks ago. I test drove the car that day and confirmed complaint and than parked it until I could get to it. 1st: checked with scanner and got the codes s...
1999 GMC Yukon Denali 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)
2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start, long crank time VIN: KMHJF35F4Y
Hello everyone, I hope someone can help us with this one. The problem it is experiencing is long crank time to start and sometimes won't start at all. If the vehicle sits for a few days you can usually get in and it will start normally, the first time. After t...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA53C72
Hello Jag guru's, Got this Jag that is my accountant's car, We failed him for odb2 state inspection, Mitchell does not have any info on these codes, wondering if you guys have seen these codes if it is a common problem. Codes PO171 PO174. Thanks Brian [...] Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1J4GZ58S5W
Vehicle came into shop with no codes and no driveability problems at the time although the customer complaint is just this. If the vehicle sits overnight or after a hot soak (1/2 hour) it starts absolutely fine and idles great. After 30 seconds to one minute i...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: SALTY1247X
I hope other mechanic had already similar problem. We have coolant leak, which shows under pressure at rear side of the engine. It is very difficult to see anything, since the intake manifold blocks the view. It is not a heater hose. I am preparing customer fo...
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L heater VIN: JT8UF11E8R
HELLO lEXUS TECHS: This lx400 has ghost problems. On a cold morning the heater might not heat up unless customer turns off engine and re-starts it. Then it will heat up. --intermittent (we can't catch it acting up). We noticed the heater valve is seeping anti-...
2000 Lexus LX470 4.7L Windshield Wipers VIN: JT6HT00W5Y
wipers don't shut off
1985 Mercedes-Benz 300TD 3.0L upshifts VIN: WDBDBC6FF0
Vehicle came in for no power from take off.Vehicle shifts too quick and has no kick down.Repaired vacuum lines and has 19 inches to vacuum transducer and 11 inches out to vacuum modulator.We removed valve body and replaced separater gasket and checked shift va...
2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L SRS light on VIN: WDBJF82J82
Greatings Fellow Tech's, This vehicle originally came in with no high beams. Vehicle was diagnoised as defective dimmer switch. Steering wheel and clock spring were removed and dimmer switch was replaced. Once assembled the headlamps worked fine but now I hav...
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1MELM62W1R
Itermittently,but occuring more often, idle sits at 500 and will stall when car is placed in gear. Removed air cleaner and idle air valve...checked for blockage=none. The idle will go to 500 RPM sometimes even when engine is cold,as well as hot. Ohmed out harn...
1996 Mercury Villager LS 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M20V11W4T
Hi all, have a real problem here, cant figure out what is going on with this one. 96 merc villager with a 3.0, has a code of a po325, poor fuel millage and stft bank 2 is 99.2%, bank one is normal, o2 shifting ok, allitle on the lean side bank one but seems ok... Trouble codes: P0325
1999 Mercury Villager 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4MZXV11T6X
Tested the scan data on our scan tool and the voltage on the rear sensor stays at .29 volts. The front sensor has a good sweep and is very active. I tried to get a responce from the sensor under full throttle and deceleration, but it stays right at .29 volts. ... Trouble codes: P0138, P0139 (O2 Sensor Slow repsonse)
1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3CS44RXL
A little mitsubishi help please. This car is hard to start when cold and will constantly stall. Try to give it gas and it shuts off. After playing with it for 5 mins. runs perfect rest of day. Code says mass air flow but everyone tells me these never go bad. D... Trouble codes: 12 (Mass air flow sensor)
1994 Mitsubishi gto 3000CC criuse control
hi the cruise contol on this beast does not work i have now made the pump service able as it was seized you can apply vaccum to unit and speed will increase. the master switch by gear shift is ok and voltage down at pump. but on the road at 50mph operate steer...
1999 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Engine VIN: 4A3AA46G9X
Customer came in with no-start condition. Found no crankshaft signal from crank sensor. R&R timing cover and inspected crank sensor and found broken balance shaft belt and broken crank sensor. Note: Balance shaft belt looked like it had been broken for quiet s...
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 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera S 3.3L Idle VIN: 1G3AJ84N4N
Hi guys! I got this car that has spin my head for a couple of days. The car has its engine rebuild for a piston knock. After putting the engine back the car fired up ok then after it warmed up and fan turns on the engine just runs rough and dies. Everytime the...
1994 Oldsmobile 88 Royale LS 3.8L P.S. pump VIN: 1G3HY52L4R
We replaced the pump and now it no longer works we get no power steering assist. This vehicle is equiped with the TFE actuater. We put the old pump back in and still no assist. We tested the TFE actuator and it works on the bench. We are getting power to the a...
2000 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L Alternator output VIN: 1P3ES46C0Y
Hello fellow techs, Ive got a problem neon here. With all accessories on the alternator will drop to 11.8 volts roughly.With no accessories on it charges at about 13.9.There are no codes stored.Ive tried 3 different alternators, all the same result. Im leaning...
1995 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 41SS839546
Hello, this is my own car. Having alot of trouble getting this to pass emissons. . The Limits are as follows. Idle 200 HC. and CO 1.00 Cruise HC 66 and Co at .37. When I first got the car 3 months ago the first thing I did was put a cat on it because the prev ...
1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L cooling VIN: 3G2JB124VS
came in no heat inside gauge low, installed thermostate, work great for about 1 week. came back no heat, noticed fan staying on all the time. diagnosed computor faulty fix problem with fan. installed another thermstate (just incase first was faulty) left for a...
1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L Oil in intake VIN: WPOAB0966K
This engine appears to have had a history of too long between oil changes or contamination. When we drained the tank we drained an inordinate amount of water! And then we noticed oil dripping out of the intake hoses where they join the throttle plenum at engin...
1998 Saab 900 S 2.3L cont monitors VIN: YS3DD55B3W
car came in for state inspection OBD2 test . failed due to non continuous monitor not complete catalyst , evap system , o2 sensor ,o2 sensor heater not complete .took car for test drive monitors did not complete . had customer drive car for 2 weeks still not c...
2002 Saturn L200 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JU54FX2
This 2.2 came in with a p0303 cyl 3 miss code. It does miss under a load. I can watch the missfire counts on #3 rise while 1,2 and 4 don't. To shorten a long story, I lifted the coil assembly up, hooked it up with plug wires to run it, verified that it ran the... Trouble codes: P0303 (Misfire cylinder 3)
1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TARN13P9R
vehicle came in with check engine light and complaint of poor power. scanned vehicle showed 53 for knock sensor. replaced knock sensor {light has not come back on yet}, fuel filter, cap, rotor, plugs. no change in performance. customer took to exhaust shop had... Trouble codes: 53 (knock sensor)
2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Surge VIN: JTEHH20V11
above 45 mph esp 55-65 vehicle will act like cruise control is on. disengaging the clutch and coasting the vehicle rpms stay about 2500 to 3500. closed idle switch on geniysys scan tool shows closed throttle and throttle open % drops to idle spec during this v...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3VWSA81H7V
Car was towed in owners complaint is that the clutch pedal goes to the floor. We suspected that the small clutch release bearing arm inside the transmission was broken. (we have seen this before) We removed the end cover and indeed found that the clutch relea...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L ABS module VIN: WVWNA63BOX
Hi guys ! i just started the business 2 moths ago.Now the first car came in with abs light & brake light on along with beeps. Try to get codes with AST scan tool & new vw&audi software. have try recycle key,touched battery terminals ... I did know about vw pas...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L side air bag VIN: 3VWBC21C4Y
Vehicle has code 01217 for driver's side side air bag high resistance. Shopkey gives two options: wiring problem or air bag problem but doesn't give any resistance specifications on the air bag. My question is: I inspected the harness in the seat and tested re...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Brake light switch VIN: 03VWSP69M4
Vehicle came in with in-op brake lights. Installed new updated switch,strictly to procedure. Now brake lights do not go out. I have tried three switches.
2002 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29592
hi guys have this volvo code 68 have ast scanner alldata has no code i.d. on this car allso has code at331 lock up sl cleared this one it comes back right away any help on code discription would be great!!thanks rick Trouble codes: 68 (unknown), AT331

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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADE6328V
Thanks for everyones input. We did check the fuel pressure, it was within spec. However, when we took it apart, there was metal shavings in the bottom of the fuel tank. We replaced both the main pump and the siphon pump, and the problem is now gone. I couldn't... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple misfire), P0301 (1 cylinder misfire), P0302 (2 cylinder misfire), P1585 (misfire with low fuel).
1996 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Intake Manifold VIN: 1G4CW52K2T
Iatn members, I received an overwelming response to my inquiry Thank You! I replaced the lower intake with an updated part per TSB. However I received information from David about a repair kit from FMSI Automotive Hardware Inc. 1-[...].They will only se...
1988 Chevrolet Celebrity 2.5L No Start VIN: 1G1AW51R2J
burnt wire on ign. switch connection dont know what caused it. lots of oil around the module connection. car is running now customer will report back to me. thanks for all the input.
1995 Chevrolet G10 Chevy Van 5.0L High Line 180-190
Well this one was a Triple wammer... I re tranx'ed the unit this morning with the new pump and VB & Harness off another unit, Pressures can now be controlled, but scanner still showed around 1 amp draw...aka should have approx 60 psi line...gauge still read 18...
1996 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14M8T
It appears that the map sensor was restricted with crud. We changed it, replaced the o2 sensor that was flagging codes, and it's fine. Thanks for all the input, and teaching me something about scan data-
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L theft lamp VIN: 1G1JF52T4V
Car has not returned yet, concensus was to reset with Tech II, scanner, thanks for all replys/help and will finalize as and when completed. Brian.
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L intake,water pump VIN: 1GNEK13R5X
iused on this truck and all future vehicles prestones new antifreeze. will see how the results come about. thanks for all the reply's john
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC5248Y
I recieved a number of replies. I did not get it going.She has had so many problems she is giving up on it.Some of replies I recieved were for fuel. As I stated in post I removed fuel pump relay recoated cylinders and try to start it with propane this would el...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD LS 6.0L XM Radio VIN: 1GCGK13U93
This condition was a diffucult one to get answers and ultimately fix. The problem was not diagnosing the vehicle but rather purchasing the component needed. We were finally able to receive a XM Satellite Receiver and repair the vehicle. We spent numerous HOURS...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Unknown VIN: 1B4GP44R1W
This has been an interesting (otherwise known as frustrating) repair. The code P1724 is a valid OBD II codee for high line pressure fault, however there is nothing in the information systems that addresses this code. My conclusion at this point is that the gro...
1998 Dodge Caravan SE 3.0L belt VIN: 2B4GP453WR
I had many replies to this one, immediately and thanks to everyone. Many replies were to leaking front seals on the power steering pump, however thanks so much to the gentleman with the 80 git trick. All i did was rough up the smooth pulleys with a little 80 g...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 3.9L radiator/water pump VIN: 1B7HC16XX5
Well my gut feeling is a combustion gas problem in the cooling system but I can not prove it with traces of HC. I drilled a second hole in the therm and that has stopped the overheating problem. The custome and I are going to monitor this one closely.
1999 Dodge Dakota R/T 5.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1B7GL26Z9X
well the customer picked up his truck this morning did not have a chance to do further testing but i do have a opinion i found a pcm recall that says there is a problem with the pcm not detecting when the cat is bad. calif.emissions recall no.976 so my theory ...
1984 Ford F-350 7.5L ignition VIN: 2FDJF37L2F
received a lot of great ideas used most of them to check out this vehicle . went back to square one at the sparkplugs and remove all of them two had pieces of carbon across the gap from previous running cond. cleaned all 8 put back in runs like a top. thanks t...
1992 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L intermediate clutch clearance
well i got her done. the general consensus was to get an H guage. the local trans supplier was out of stock so i ordered one. i can see how that would make things easier. well since i couldn't get one right away i had to do a few mock ups to get everything rig...
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L engine VIN: 1FDKF38K4R
I have gotten some good replies on this problem.It took a while to close this post because I was waiting to see what the customer wanted to do.I did the compression test so most of my replies said to do and found 3 cylinders to be alot lower than the rest and ...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Over Drive light On shift handle flashes continuou VIN: 1FTEX15N8R
I'm closing this as the customer has yet to keep any of the appointmets he's made for me to actually check it out. At the time I posted the request, I didn't have complete information about the truck, and I appologize!! The suggestions to look into the wiring ...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L heating system VIN: 1FMDU34X5S
alot of reply's on the heater box. changed it and wala-heat! this was a nut buster. thanks for all the reply's.
2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10D63
from the information i had recieved it looks like further testing is required,can't seem to get schedule to match with customer. thank you all Trouble codes: P0172 (bank 1 rich).
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L steering box VIN: 1FDWF37PX4
Thank you for the information. We did replace the steering box (with new box from Ford)and flushed system again. This did fix the problem, and customer is happy. Thanks again!
1999 GMC Yukon Denali 5.7L gear selector in drive or 3 VIN: 1GKEK13R1X
Thank you all for the info. Everything pointed to a teardown, so thats what was done and found a broken sprag. We were not sure if a complete teardown was nesassary, so thanks very much for the info., indecating that it was.
2001 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEK19T01
We believe the truck is fixed. Customer happy so far, no miss, no rough running, mileage is good. The final straw and probably the fix was to replace the intake manifold gaskets. Manifold was near straight so we only replaced gaskets. The high miss fires of cy... Trouble codes: P0300, P0171, P0174.
2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start VIN: KMHWF25S51
thanks to all that relpied!!! checked crank sensor,found balance belt broken, a piece of the belt made timing belt jump one tooth.also bent crank sensor reluctor wheel and rubbed place on sensor.replaced reluctor,crank sensor, and both belts.
1988 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, no spark, poor idle VIN: SAJAV1647J
thanks to all who responded to this beast...the crannkshaft position sensor was the biggest help. now have a good running vehicle...the fuel pressure came down to 43-45 lbs at idle and between 40-43 at cruise. no blocked return line. we ended up replacing the ... 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
i found that rear end runns speedo and tran has speed sensor. the speedo and trans works too over 30 miles an hr. However after it warmed up it slips. perhaps internal damage is setting off code with debre, I am advising customer to auto trans shop, as autotra... Trouble codes: P0720.
1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L driveshaft VIN: 1J4FF68SXX
Thanks to all who replied. By removing the drive shaft and lubricating it with the dodge lubricant seemed to take care of the problem. Another thing I found is the clamps missing on the drive shaft boot alowing water inside to corode the splines. Thanks again
2000 Lexus LS400 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BH28F8Y
Thanks everyone for the help and suggestions regarding my cat problems.I ended up replacing the other cat and returned car to customer.Have not heard back for him at this point.The customer did inform me that the MIL was on for months.Could it be possible that... Trouble codes: P0420 (cat efficiency below threshold bank 1).
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1YVGE22CA4
shorted coolant temp sensor. discovered cooling fan was running all the time, which lead me to check the sensor.
2001 Mazda Millenia 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA22211
ok its fixed. first off the actuator was good the diagnostic info was a misprint. it turned out to be the ABV Vent soleniod. be very carefull when diagnosing these, they have 5 ABV soleniods. Also after I found and replaced the bad soleniod when the custamer l... Trouble codes: 1526 (air bypass valve soleniod ckt), 1540 (air bypass valve control sys. malfunction).
1985 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.3L ign VIN: WDB1240231
i would like to thank all technicians that replied for taking your time to try and help with this vehicle. i have not found the exact problem, it as very intermitant in nature, it has only done this twice in the last two weeks. the customer also informed me af...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L timing VIN: WDBCA35E4K
This vehicle will not return. I refered the owner to a euro shop. 4 people said to check cam/camshaft timing. look for stretched chain, jumped a tooth etc. Mike from texas, Steve from flordia,and especially Dave from texas & Bob from colorado really seemed to ...
1998 Nissan Sentra 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AB41D7W
The customer never returned for any more diag. I had a couple of responces that said the egr valve might not be sealing properly. Another person said check the exhaust back pressure, too much may cause the code. Thank you for your time. Trouble codes: P1402 (EGR flow is excessively high during the specified driving condition).
1950 Other GM champion 245CID turn signal & park lamps
I want to thank all who replied I was very impressed with all the help , I didnt think there were so many studebaker people out there , I asked for a wireing diagram and I got two ,one on the lighting and one for the overdrive system thanks to James [...]...t...
1989 Pontiac Grand Am LE 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NE54D7K
Thanks for all to responded. I found valuable information on using a seperate set of wires to look at secondary ignition. A set of Dodge Neon wires were a perfect fix. When removing the ignition cover and setting upside down, I found something very interesti... Trouble codes: 35 (Idle Speed Incorrect).
1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L upper intake melted plastic at e.g.r stove pipe VIN: 1G2HZ52K3T
thank you to all the iatn members who offered there help! the problem has been fixed, after installing another new upper intake and taking care of the customer we learned that another repair shop did the upper intake a month ago and forgot to install the metal...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1G2NF52T21
We'll call this a fix. I performed the relearn procedure and the car started and ran fine for two days. I explained to the customer that we problem was very intermittent and that I had three IATN members suggest ignition switch replacement. He thought it over ... Trouble codes: P1632.
1994 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L radiator VIN: YS3AL76L2R
What a life.These 65 to 70 hour weeks are getting to me.I received 5 real quick replies and I really appreciate it.It turns out this radiator comes out really easy,the lower screw of the fan assemblies are on a slot,and if you remove the 2 upper screws and pul...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Reverse lamps VIN: YS3EF48ZXX
Only one reply-but sometimes thats all it needs-thanks Scott from indianna, he confirmed the reverse lamp switch is in the trans multi function switch (alldata shows a seperate two connector switch). we found that with the lamp relay removed (lower left area o...
2000 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L possible heater box VIN: YS3EH45G3Y
still need some time for fix. going to use a repair kit. the reply's were kind of even. replace box or use kit. a time saver is kit. thanks guys.
1992 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L steering pressure hose VIN: JT3FJ80WXN
Thank you ALL for the quick responses. We slept on it and read your responses this morning and our neighbor from Minnesota coached us to lift the radiator up as far as we could after removing the side steel mounts, sliding in 2x4s to get it up about 5 or 6 inc...
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