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1994 Audi 90 S 2.8L spark and fuel VIN: WAUCJ88C91
Many attempts to fix this car have been as follows (as I am told). A new ignition switch (so I'm told), new rpm sensor (which I've seen), dealer had car for two days and said ecu was bad so we tried one from a known good vehicle but still the same. Scanned on ...
1987 Buick Regal GNX 3.8L bumper fillers VIN: 1G4GJ117XH
Howdy Everone!! Just about finished with this one. Stage 2,3,4,5 Ok, Motec Ok, suspension Ok, brakes Ok, tranny Ok, but has been sitting so long... at the first blistering pass the bumper fillers disintegrated and we "kaint" (oklahoma speak) find any replaceme...
1991 Honda Civic LX 1.5L no start VIN: 1HGED3653M
hi honda tech i need help bad,bad car tow in to shop with a no start. the problem is that this car were at a next shop were they do a engine swap. the engine & automatic transmission in this car came from 1992 acura integra LS every thing is fiting ok the engi...
1987 Jeep Comanche 2.5L No Start VIN: 1JTHS6417H
I have been trying to cure an intermittent no start on my brotherís 1987 Jeep Comanche 2.5 std trans. All the books I have read show a WOT swt on the throttle body. I cannot find it or the wires that go to it which are supposed to be BRN T and BLK. The switch ...
1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L Unknown VIN: JT8UF22E5S
1995 LS400 and while driving at 40 to 50 mph the car would start to slow it self down by applying abs. The brakes slowly locks up until the car won't move forward much. By this time I have to park it on the side. Engine still runs perfectly with no overheating...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L slips to neutral VIN: 1LNHM87A3Y
this car came in for a ses lamp on & miss or cut out on slight load. only code was po303 replaced coil & plug, cleared code & test drive. ses lamp did not come on but a slight miss was felt sometimes, pcm showed po307 miss thats when i changed #7 with #5 coil....
2003 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Park Assist VIN: 1LNHM82W43
This car was hit in the rear with minor damage to the rear cover. The owner stated that the back up sensors stopped working at the time of the accident. We had 3 codes C1703,right sensor, 1984, radar sensor, and 2790, LED Display The B3 pin point chart runs me...
1995 Nissan 200SX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1N4AB42D3S
Had this car come to us, had been doing regular services to this car. Started as a lack of power sometimes, here and there never could reproduce it. Now is all the time. Here is the problem, in gear trying to accel will sometimes do nothing, put pedal to the f...
1999 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L CAT problem VIN: 4TANL42N8X
Hello techs,this is third time this vehicle returned for same problem, broken CAT. No codes are stored, STFT 0% LTFT is at 19% tested MAF, no vacuum leaks, changed O2 last time along with CAT. Can not see anything that would cause LTFT to go that high. Emmisio...

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1993 Buick Regal Gran Sport 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2G4WF54L4P
Thank all of you for your responses but regretably I have no fix at this time.Had many replies to check timing chain or bad camshaft which is where I beleive the problem lies. Boneyard will not pay for any teardown time and I cannot lose any more time or money...
1993 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L spark rattle VIN: 1GCEC14Z2P
To all that sent help suggestions, Thank you!!! I tried and checked everything known, but to no avail! The truck evidently has valve timing problems, probably jumped time, but due to time taken with my broke foot and the money in question to open the engine an...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Transfer case 4X4 VIN: 1GNDT13W0W
I'm sorry to close without an answer. It was about 50/50 on replies sent, on either the switch, or the encoder/motor. There was one recommendation, to ck voltage drop across the ignition switch. Her spouse has had medical concerns and was not able to bring it ...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FALP6538T
this car did run better after a timming belt was installed ,but I still had a vibration at idle ,returined it to the custome who was well pleased with its operation and after driving it for a few days she still was pleased as the car now stays running at a sto...
1996 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTCR15X3T
removed intake checked injectors found them to be leaking replaced all 6 now truck runs great
1996 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: IFDEE14H5T
After repeated road test and customer driving the code has returned. I think the code is being set as the result of a secondary problem but as long as the vehicle is running 'good' they are not interested in spending any more $ on a fix. Thanks for the time an... Trouble codes: P0385 (CKP 2 Misfire detection sensor or Ckt.).
2004 Ford Excursion Limited 6.0L Reverse sensing system VIN: 1FMSU43P94
Hello all, at this point and time the concensus is that the only way to test and repair this system is to hook it up to the appropriate scanner at a Ford Dealer. We will not be able to do this until further progress is made on the vehicle. Once we are at that ...
1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEJ6331X
Replaced O2 sensor, contacted client yesterday and everything is now okay. Thanks to all who replied. Trouble codes: P0135 (o2 sensor heater ckt bank 1 sensor 1).
2001 Isuzu Rodeo Sport S V6 3.2L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK57W21
Thanks for all the replys. From the responses that I recieved I believe that the intake gaskets had failed on the vehicle. I was never able to test that theory because the customer never returned. Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1989 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L blower motors VIN: 5AJHY1543C
Hi fellow techs. This vehicle has been left for me to repair on my spare time. I had seven responses to my post. Brad [...] of Custom European and I have talked, and he was able to supply me with the darlington transistors that I needed. I also responses from V...
2000 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Warning light VIN: KZJ95-0048
Sorry for the late close. My computer broke down. Thanks John from Australia. He was right. It was the same as the Hilux. You remove the meter cluster and shift the screw marked 'SW' to the adjacent hole.
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L overdrive VIN: 3VWCAO1H9X
hello, the fix was replacing solinoid valve#1 again.we checked wiring again and everything checked out ok.I replaced solinoid #1 again and it worked perfect.we must have recieved a defective one.this can really put you in the wrong direction
1992 Volvo 960 2.9L No Start VIN: YW1KW95O1N
The volvo started alot better without an extended crank. after cleaning the flywheel. and replacing the surpresion relay. vehicle seems ok checked voltage probably 25 times and voltage was always around 11.7 volts coming out of the relay. thankyou for all the ... Trouble codes: 141.
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