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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 ...
1984 Alfa Romeo GTV-6 2.5L No Start
There is 12V going to the combi relay, no voltage out. No voltage at air flow meter with key on. No wiring diagrams available for car through many sources. Suspect bad ECU, but would rather know cause of no run before buying used only available ECU. Bosch does...
1988 BMW M5 3.5L timing chain tensioner rail VIN: WBSDC930XJ
Hey all you M5 guys, I don't do much BMW work but I agreed to replace the timing chain and rails on this '88 M5. All has gone well up to the removal of the tensioner rail. It almost clears the front part of the head, but not enough. Nor does the pivot pin see...
1994 BMW 540i 4.0L door locks VIN: WBAHE6310R
Once again, thanks in advance for the help! We are a used car dealer as well as a service facility. This one has me stumped. I've looked thru alldata and see there are several modules involved and cannot isolate the effected one. The information is vague. I ha...
2001 BMW 530i 3.0L Misfire, VIN: WBADT63401
I have this 01 530i in the shop which is very suspect of a computer problem. As soon as I turn the key on it starts pulsing the #1 injector continously. I would like to swap dme's from another 530i I have in the shop. My question is how many times can I sinc a...
1987 Buick Electra Park Avenue 3.8L hard starting VIN: 1G4CW5133H
I'll try to make it short, but give as much info as possible. On about 80% of the start-ups the engine will act like the timing is way advanced, with a backfire in the intake. Another tech bought the car with this problem an has replaced the items listed in th...
1987 Buick Regal 5.0L engine VIN: 1G4GJ11YXH
i drove this car over 950 miles home, no engine noise, now, i start up car, quiet while cold, once warmed up,at about 1500-2000rpm, i hear a noise simuliar to that of bearing noise? i replaced fuel pump with new ac delco, i ran engine with all 4 belts removed,...
1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L alternator VIN: 1G4HP52L4R
This Buick has a no charge condition. It has the single trigger wire to alternator regulator plug. Unplugging connector at regulator and feeding 12 volts to regulator terminal, alternator turns on and charges at 14.7 volts. Voltage at trigger wire measures 2 v...
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Jerks in to reverse and to drive when cold VIN: 1G4HP54K1Y
Symptom: when first starting car when cold going from park to reverse it jerks pretty bad and also when shifting in to drive it's almost like the motor mounts our bad but they look fine. After car is warm is works good. I would like to know if any one has had ...
1976 Cadillac Eldorado 8.2L No Start VIN: 6L6S602420
i have narrowed the problem down to a bad coolant temp sensor and bad throttle position sensor. am not sure if this is the correct forum, but i cannot locate these parts anywhere...anyone have any ideas? this car is dead in the water without them. any help wou...
2001 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L lights and power acc's, no crank VIN: 1G6KF57941
car driven into shop by customer complaining gauges on nstrument panel went out. in shop when engine was turned off car when tried to restart would not crank and none of the accessories would operate. when connecting otc genisys it could not communicate with a...
1972 Chevrolet pickup 350CID electrical
Hi all, I am in DESPERATE need of a electrical diagram that includes a GAUGE instead of light for the charging system. All diagrams I have come accross have a light.
1992 Chevrolet Corsica LT 3.1L Stall VIN: 1G1LT53T7N
I now have a 1992 Chevy Corsica on the lot. This vehicle has had a complaint of an intermitant stall. The first few times I test drove the vehicle, I hooked up the scanner and drove and drove. I could not seem to reproduce the complaint. Only one time did it a...
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 Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W5S
Hello All, This Blazer wont start, has spark and good fuel pressure. It has no fuel injector pulse. Replace VCM with used part started right up for about 1 minute then died...seemed like it was running rich. Retested found no injector pulse again. Started pull...
1995 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GNDM19W7S
I have tested all that i know that i can. It just seems to stall out and die when it get warm. If any of you can help that would be great.
1995 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3G1JF12D0S
Hi, thanks in advance for any help. This vehicle came in with MIL on and idle surging real bad. We pulled codes, Multiple misfire, replaced tune parts, and have same problem. Found out from customer that his neighbor replaced head & timing chain due to chain ...
1997 Chevrolet P30 BUS 7.4L park brake VIN: 1GBLP37NXV
Had replaced the auto park pump and actuator (both had major fluid leaks and no park brake function). Now I have park brake function but suspect there is still some type of problem. . . If the manual park brake is applied, the park brake light comes on and s...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W0V
Customer brought vehicle to us with a complaint of no power. Vehicle boggs down under load. checked for codes and found po100, po300, and po420. checked MAF sensor operation and found B+, referance and activity to be ok. checked fuel pressure and found that to... Trouble codes: P0300, P0420, P0100
1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L right axle? VIN: 1G1NE52M9W
hi guys i have a 98 malibu with a popping cracking noise coming from passenger side axle, when you turn the wheel hard to either side and let the car roll . clunk can be felt by putting your hand on the center cap of the rim .when i replaced the front axle i n...
1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start, LONG CRANKING VIN: 1GNDM19W1W
cranks way to long and it won't kick over untill the 4th time when mid or normal temp kicks on second time...psi residual stays, resitance 11.7-12.0 on injectors and computer is pulsing all six...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L clunk VIN: 1GNEK13RXX
Hey Guys, This is a 99 chevy tahoe 4x4 with a 5.7 votec with auto trans. This truck clunks hard when coming to a stop and clunks on acceleration from a stand still.Does not have any other problems what so ever.The clunk is coming from the drive line via trans ...
1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L shifting VIN: 1GNEC16R6X
Customer had trans overhauled 8 months ago. Came in hard shifting and leaking fluid everywhere last shop said warranty only 6 months. We ordered him a reman from accurate transmissions 4L60E it lasted 3 days and he brought to us slipping and the trans making a...
2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L calipers/vacuum booster VIN: 1GCCS1443Y
The customer's complaint was a soft/spongey pedal effort. The tech found an obvious condition in the front brakes. The rotors had rusted and worn to a point allowing the pads to wear over the outer circumference of the rotors. This caused an unevenly pad surfa...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W4Y
Owner complains of rough run and poor fuel eco. When I scan trim after driving a while they appear normal values less than 5% both banks. but when I WOT once or twice the B1 values go to 50.00% and will not come down untill you drive for a while. All plugs/ign... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean b1), P0300 (random missfire)
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEL19W4Y
hi guys i need some help with this one. i have a po325b code that is there all the time. when i checked the voltage at the sensor i had 5 volts thought ok simple needs a sensor wrong!I installed the sensor dropped scan tool voltage to 4.85 volts i found an inf... Trouble codes: P325
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, LONG CRANK THENSTART VIN: 1GCEK14V3Y
ok guys her s what we got have a 2000 chevey that startes hard if u leave it sit for a coulpe hours it will crank for ever then it starts right up we have the advantage from snap on just got it up dated to do coil over plug and guess what it didnt help us at a... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L starter VIN: 2G1WL52J01
hi i have a 01 lumina no power to purple wire at starter have checked fuses and grounds all ok security light flashes,no power at purple wire at theft deterrent relay i have 12v at other wires at relay i have power to theft module and 5v reference signal on bl...
1997 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1C3EJ56H0V
vehicle will die only at idle, or coming to a stop. if going down the road it only skips a beat and continues to run. only when its close to idle will it die.
1998 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 4C3AU52N5W
This chrysler with the mitsubishi 2.5l has excessive nox emissions at 15 mph. fuel trim is negative 10% under load, egr is flowing, o2 sensor waveform and speed look good. This unit has 3 converters, assume precats are working, no codes and other emissions low...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Rear Diff. VIN: 1P4GT44L8V
I have a van here that has plgued our shop for about three weeks. Customer brought it in to find a vibration in the rear. Definetly is in the rear driveline and is most pronounced when sitting in the middle seat. It is worst at about 60kmh and is less at highw...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.8L No Start VIN: YV1A123456
no spark in 4 of 6 cylinders only 1 of 3 coils is firing. no pulse from pcm to fire other 2 coils - have FACTORY service manuals followed troubleshooting for primary ignition coil 1&3 (2 is firing) and flow chart led me to replacing PCM - did that same probl...
1999 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L no up shift VIN: 1B7MC3365X
this truck will not shift from first gear. the first time after key is cycled seems to be normal, then after it will not shift out of first with app sensor input over about 25%. before truck came to me the app sensor and bell crank assy. is new, I have check t...
2002 Dodge Sprinter 2.7L limp mode VIN: WD2YD64142
Have two problems. 1st the trans is in limp mode. It will not shift out of what I belive is 2nd gear. No check engine light and I have no wiring diagrams or diag info on this. 2nd and less important is the radio doesn't work. The antitheft led on the front is...
1990 Ford Taurus LX 3.8L short to ground VIN: 1FACP5845L
have a red light when doing drain probe test at the battery...checked everywhere i would normally check and no you can see i have put a few hours into this one guys...wish i could just wave the magic wand...suspecting a wiring harnes at firewall or d...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 2FMDA5142S
The engine has a chirp sound, knock sound coming from the cam area is worse when hot we began by removing the accesory drive belt, still noisy. Replaced all the rocker arms, fulcrums and bolts as per the TSB that describes the noise perfectly... Still noisy......
1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU32X8T
#2 & #5 cylinder missfire at idle and low rpm,problem goes away at higher rpm.No vacuum leaks found Trouble codes: P0302, P0305
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L oil pressure
Originallly came in with noise in timing cover. replaced chains and worn out guides it had no noise for about thirty miles. Then the noise came back under right (bank one) valve cover I then flushed out oil passages and noise was gone for about one thousand mi...
1998 Ford F-250 5.4L Digital Range Sensor VIN: 1FTNF21L1X
I am having an issue with the Digital Range Sensor on this trans. A little background on this one is it is a Lawn Care truck so it has had a very hard life. It has had the typical range sensor codes to lead me to a bad sensor. Although it is still not reading ...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2FMDA5144W
Hello, we have this Windstar here that has a bad hot soak restart problem. After the van sits and hot soaks, it will barely start and run. If you purge the fuel rail with the gauge, you get a lot of foam and then it clears up. It's as though the rail is boilin... Trouble codes: P0230, P1513 (IMRC runner bank 2 stuck open)
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L battery lite VIN: 2FMZA5141W
This mini-van came in with the battery lite on. It was not charging. I replaced the alternator and still the same problem. I re-checked all of my voltages and re-ran the FORD pinpoint tests and replaced the alternator again. I have battery voltage on my yellow...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L engine VIN: 1FTSF31S6X
this truck is a friend of mine who just stoped by and brought it to my attention..this truck just starts making a ticking noise..for maybe a min or two..then just goes away almost sounds like a lifter...but like i said it dont stay long
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, Cuts out
Hi guys. This is my brother's truck. I am a dodge tech. Two days ago when the temp warmed to 55deg, He drove for about a half hour. Went into store and came back out with a start and stall. He let sit for another 5 minutes it started ran for 10 feet and then s...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14V7Y
This truck came in with a check engine light on & code Po340. I scoped the cam sensor & had no signal. This is a 2 wire cam sensor & not a 3 wire hall effect sensor. I ohmed tested the old sensor & it was open. The reluctor is fine and the bushings for the sha... Trouble codes: P0340
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L 2-3shift VIN: 1FTRX18L1Y
hi this is my own truck. the engine will flare 300 to 500 rpm when the 2-3 shift occurs. if i back off right before the shift the flare isnt as bad. there are no codes and the trans shifts fine on all other shifts no slipping. the fluid was flushed at 50k with...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Brake pull VIN: 1FTZF17261
Thanks for taking the time to read: This is a fleet truck that has only one driver. I know from the previous trucks that this driver has had that he is hard on brakes. I also have several other fleet trucks with 4 wheel disc brakes but this is the first one th...
1997 Hummer H1 6.5L Stall VIN: 137ZA8432V
the engine will just die (not sputter/die), and it's happening about 2-3 times a week.
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX2747V
P1368 was stored in freeze frame.Swapped left and right ignition amplifier.All coil codes are conected to the same Amp.Codes came back as pending (All of them + P1000), running as if half an engine,engine fault display on and lacking power.Question,has anybody... Trouble codes: P1368 (Ignition amplifier), P0352 (Ign. coil B pri/sec. fault), P0353 (c), P0355 (e), P0358 (h)
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L long crank time VIN: 1J4GZ58Y1R
during long crank period fuel pressure comes right up when key is cycled to prime. spark and injector pulse are present. once running no driveability problems are present. if shut off and started within 5-10 mins starts perfect. after sitting more time it cran...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L rear axle or transfercase VIN: 1J4GW58S1X
Thanks for reading my post.I originally overhauled the rear diff and axle bearings for a bad carrier bearing.It's returned with a different noise.After 2500 miles,It still sounds like a bearing growl,but only at slow speed decell(10-20mph)or slight accel (20-3...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Rocker Arms VIN: 1J4GW48NOY
We get all the good ones!! This Jeep does not like the rocker arms, there is no rhyme or reason as to why they fall out, nor is there a set pattern. It all started in January when this Jeep got stuck in the mud(owners son driving)& he could not get out. Suspec...
2001 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L horn and cruise VIN: 1LNHM81W31
This is a long post but has all of our testing info in it. I have a Lincoln Town car that came in 3/3/05 with the horns not working and 15amp underhood fuse blown. We diagnosed a shorted horn and replaced with a set of factory horns. Customer notified us that ...
1987 Mazda B2200 2.2L No Start VIN: JM2UF1130H
Hi Guys, Vehicle was towed in, would not start But cranks well. Ran fuel, spark, computer tests, compression tests all good. Every once in a while it will start and run for about 1 min to 5 min? and then shut down but will not restart when cranked. Similar to ...
1998 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22DXW
this car has a p1506 in it for iac overspeed we dont see many mazdas in so any help would be greatly appreciated it also has a po420 but I am sure that it is just the convertor Trouble codes: 1506 (IAC overspeed error)
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L abs VIN: JM3LW28G6Y
My question is that I have to check for ABS codes and my book tells me to jump the TBS. Does anyone know where this is? Thank you.
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...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, no mil light VIN: EA90E6MF18
vehicle was dropped off by another shop as hard start cold was in quite a state of disrepair so the obvious tune up took place thermal time switch & coil tested bad so they were replaced as was the cap rotor wires and plugs. still hard starting i noticed the m...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L No Start VIN: WDBCA39E6M
we have a mb 560sel here in need of a ignition control unit. we found the vehicle without spark,no waveform from crank sensor. replaced crank sensor and had a good waveform. still no spark, found ignition control unit defective, proved diagnosis with a tester ...
1998 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1MEFM58S5W
This vehicle is in for failing emissin test -customer has been taking to anaother shop that is throwing parts at it -initially when testing on dyno -o2 sensors are switching perfect -after about 1 minutes driving all 4 o2 sensors stay at 1 volt -fuel trim show...
1996 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR05YXT
hello everyone, i have this 1996 pathfinder with a 3.3l that keeps giving oxygen sensor codes. it started back in the winter when temp dropped. the c/s the vehicle ran good but the light came on. when i checked for codes i had found the two front oxygen senso... Trouble codes: P0136, P0150

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1993 Acura Vigor GS 2.5L crank bolt VIN: JH4CC2668P
Almost everyone said to use a 3/4' impact. We had alread tried that & I neglected to mention it. I learned a couple things from the posts, THANKS TO ALL. WE HAD EXCELLENT RESPONSE. We should have tired to quench the bolt after heating, possibly would have help...
1992 BMW 318is 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WBABE5311N
Thanks for the replys, as sugested we went ahead and replaced all the guides and chain, also the crank sprocket. As sugested we also replaced the water seal between the head and the lower front cover. We removed the cylinder head to do this. It may have been e...
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L warning systems VIN: 1G4HP54K1Y
Hi this one quit actng up so it went down the road unrepaired. I had three replies-Aran from Utah said to check cluster wiring paying close attention to power/ground/class 2 data wiring. Douglas from Ontario said that he has seen a similar problem caused by ba...
2001 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Battery draw VIN: 1G4HR54K71
Hello Group---The IPM module was finally found!!! All Data had it located to the left of the steering column. However, some of the other pigtails that were numbered on the diagram were shown to be right of the glove box on the locater for wiring connectors. No...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Heater Core VIN: 1G6KD54YXV
Thanks for all the replies I received. I replaced the heater core with a new one. I ground the engine to the frame and the engine to the firewall. I flushed the system. The car still has a TCC code, but he was not willing to spend any more money on the car. I ...
1965 Chevrolet corvette 327CID washer pump VIN: 194375S120
Thanks to all who responded, I appologize for forgetting name of individual that said to just push down on plunger and rotate, it popped right off. The plunger is attached to a bladed end of the rod and a 1/4 turn locks it onto the rod. No disassembly of the w...
1967 Chevrolet Camaro 350CID steering box VIN: 124677N139
Hi and thanks to all that replied to my question. We've decided to install an aftermarket performance power steering box. Right now we're leaning towards the AGR box because of their good reputation and because we can get one in a day or so. The price seems ve...
1988 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCCM15Z4J
Most of the replies were that the fuel pump might be bad, well most were right. Thank you all.
1994 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.8L temperature control VIN: 1GNDU06L9R
Well it appeared that the heater control had an intermittent failure which caused the temp door actuator to go to cold at times. We replaced the heater control with a used one and now it seems to work ok. Thanks everyone.
1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L maf,iat,02 VIN: 2G1WX12X7S
replaced intake manifold gaskets runs like a champ thanks everyone
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L dome light VIN: IGNFK16R3X
thanks to all that posted help to me. ordered pass side switch and replaced . lights work as they are supposed to and customer (my wife) is happy thanks again mark
1999 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1FP22GSX
The insurance company allowed us to comince on inspecting further. Found that the rocker arm stud was defective. problem is being repaired. Thankyou to all the members for there good information. With the information that was provided, it helped in repairing a... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire).
1997 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3EJ56H4V
Hi sorry this took a while. I received many replies that suggested to replace distributor or PCM. Since I had a problem with no communication, I recommended to the customer that he take it to the dealer to install a PCM and have it reprogramed. He came in yest...
1994 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Surge VIN: 3B7HF16ZXR
Customer has picked up vehicle and has decided to drive it the way it is. I talked at length with customer about the problem. His big complaint is the tach wiggle @ cruise. I went over the data with him and showed him that when the tach wiggles 250 rpm the act...
2000 Dodge Durango R/T 5.9L All guages VIN: 1B4HS28Z9Y
Thanks very much to all that replied with some great information! I was standing under the hood talking to one of my techs just kind of looking around at things and notice that there was some type of quick disconnect toggle bolt on the positive battery termina...
1987 Ford Taurus L 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FABP50D7H
Well I'd like to thank Kent from Florida for telling me about the screen filter in the inlet fitting of the throttlebody. Removed that and my fuel pressure dropped to 17psi. Apparently the fuel pump in this taurus is capable of making 90psi! The little bit of ...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, NO POWER VIN: 1FTCR15XXR
My apprication to all who replied! It seems that several problems combined to create this headache. Many suggested that the fuel pressure seemed a bit low @ 30-35lbs, replacing the pump brought it to about 38, replacing the regulator made it 45. there was a no...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L heater VIN: 1FMDU35P5T
Well, Customer has elected not to fix truck at this time. Seems I am the last one in the world to know about the blend door problem on these. 19 replies 90% said it is a bad blend door requiring heater box replacement, Or there are many creative short cut fixe...
1997 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Engine VIN: 2FMDA5143V
Thank you for all of your help everyone! Unfortunately the customer has not gotten back to us regarding these repairs, however when he does, we will strongly recomend replacing the engine. Thanks again!
1995 GMC Safari 4.3L case
thank you all for the input. You gave me several ideas of things to check. The customer can't bring the van in untill 04/11 so I thought that I would go ahead and close this help request. Thanks again!
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMCD5650R
i recived a lot of good ideas the fix was the pgmfi relay what led to this was the fuel injector pulse was very eratic and the voltage to the pcm was a bit low from battery voltage o i pluged in a relay from the local honda store and all is well this is one of...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L abs VIN: 1J4GZ78S2W
Thank you all for taking the time to give your advice. It turned out to be a problem with the rear speed sensors (low amplitude) I adjusted both sensors because I never could see any signals dropping out. The signal was stronger and brakes work fine now. I nev...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L front differential VIN: 1J4GW58N3X
thanks to all who responded, especially barry [...] who sent tsb's and links to other websites. we have mitchell 1 and i saw most of the tsb's and the noise didnt fit that description. the problem was a faulty set of gear...
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L rear brake calipers VIN: 1LNLM91V8S
i received many responses to the help request. the most common was about brake hose restrictions. i also had a couple about abs sensor problems and was told to disable the abs system to see if the pull went away. we are trying to reschedule the car for further...
1994 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1NA3531R
well it seems that we could not get this car to go. i really appreciate thoes that responded to my request. unfortunatly we could not tame this beast. we tried most of what was suggested replacing relays sensors and checking the wiring harness. unless there is... Trouble codes: 01 (no ignition ref).
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L auxilary fan VIN: WDBHA23EXV
this really made me work..thanks to all who responded, especialy william from oregon who suggested trying a different web site. I signed up with LMVINFO.COM which is mainly just mbz.i got my answer within a day , the problem was the version coding in the ecu w...
2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L SRS light on VIN: WDBJF82J82
Thanks to all who replied. The problem did require that the code be manually cleared with a scan tool. ( I must have turned the key on with the air bag disconnected that caused a hard failure ) Unfortunatly the OTC Genisys or the snap on MT2500 do not perform ...
1994 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DV11W3R
The customer has not returned to have the car repaired. When he does I will try the EGR temp sensor first. Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: 32 (EGR sysytem fail).
1996 Mercury Villager (Van) LS 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M20V11W4T
HEY ALL. This one hasent been back yet, have talked to owner of the van, and he said he put a can of injector cleaner in the fuel and check engine light hasent returned. dont think this was the fix, but we will see, would like to get it back in to check knock ... Trouble codes: P0325.
1986 Nissan D21 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JN6ND12Y7G
Fuel pressure 35 at idle, 30 with engine off. Checked wiring, found broken wire to mass air flow sensor in wire loom where wires come together under throttle body. Thanks for the help.
1999 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA2106X
After chasing all the power and ground circuts I recieved some imput from fellow members. Bottom line after one post from a Nissian tech took me in the right direction. The anti theft has decided that the key is not the right one. I am waiting a call back from...
1995 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.8L steerig wheel radio controls
Local radio repair shop said to bring in an example, but I had to reassemble the part to use the van.Now that i know how it looks ill check radio shack. d
1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L high steering effort VIN: 2PH6P44R9V
Thanks to all. The problem was the pump. Some other things to chack are; the center of the pulley may be cracked, the knuckle on the steering shaft may be seizing up. Also low pressure indicating a bad pump or relief valve. Thanks for the help, this customer i...
1995 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 41SS839546
Well I pulled off the egr/thermostat houseing of the side of the head to make sure it was okay and no leaks. It was okay. Although it runs pretty good, (little ruff at Idle) I decided to do a leak down test. I found #1 cylinder has a burnt exhaust valve. I hav...
2003 Saturn Ion-3 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G8AL52F83
i appericate everyone writing back so promptly but the customer was allready upset that we had the car for 3 days and decided to take it to the dealer. we did a leakdown test and the none of the valves were leaking, plus we put a know good map sensor and still...
1996 Suzuki Sidekick JX Sport 1.8L Stall VIN: JS3TD21V8T
We did verify that there is one cam sensor (back of head) and a crank sensor located at back on engine, transmission would need to come out to service it. There seem to be some issues about the cam sensor, but the customer declined further testing. We may get ...
1992 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L engine
we checked pcv system, running to cold, valve covers, oil additives, coolant leaks(cracks block and heads) and found nothing wrong so customer did not want to take another chance. we put in a used engine I dont like to leave a problem like this but not my mone...
2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Surge VIN: JTEHH20V11
the customer has not returned and is planning to take it to toyota for them to check it. hope to find out later what it was. thankx to all who offered their help as it did help us narrow down that the iac was not at fault.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L battery
all replies suggested finding a draw... the at rest draw is 43ma. the batt will go dead even while driving.. charging sys seems intermittant.. control unit in instrument cluster?
1986 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Stall VIN: 1G4NA5888J
Once again thanks to all who took the time out to respond;I was able to get this unit to fail again ,testing with a meter at the o2 sensor power feed [same feed as that of the injectors]found voltage vairing and inconstant,re inspected the relay injector power...
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