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1993 Audi 100 2.8L active check module
After 20-30 minutes of driving (not before!- the car must be driven at least 20 miutes for this problem to occur) the "bad bulb" sign illuminates in the center of the instrument cluster indicating that a tailight or headlight is out. The lights and all the bul...
1999 Audi A4 1.8L ABS AndBrake Light VIN: WAUBB28D7X
We've Got A Problem With This Audi. The ABS And Brake Lights Are On. The Brake Light Flashes And The Info Center Reads INSP BRAKE. I've Repaired Somr Broken Wires, But That Didn't Turn Off Either Light. I Was Wondering If There Was A Common Problem With These ...
2000 Audi TT 1.8L abs light VIN: TRUUC28N1Y
ABS light on, scannned all modules and only one code stored, 01279 in the ABS module. Looked up on Mitchell, alldata, rosstech..nothing found. Coding of abs module is correct(13504) an no history of any module replacement. Cleared code and immediately came bac...
2002 Audi A6 4.2L Cooling System VIN: WAUZL559YN
This engine overheats at idle and at speed. Does this engine suffer from waterpump impeller problems?
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L door locks VIN: WBAHJ6325S
BMW techs I've got a lock problem which I have seen in many other BMW's that I've been unable to fix. When doors are locked from drivers doors either from exterior lock with key or sitting in the drivers seat and pushing down lock. The first lock cycle, the lo...
1995 BMW 540i 4.0L Electronic VIN: WBAHE5321S
Car came in with badly slipping clutch and "trans program" illuminated on instrument panel. After some initial fruitless diagnosis, we figured it would be best to replace the clutch and then diagnose the "trans program" light if it was still on. Well, you gues...
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L cluster
This cluster is crazy. The R.P.M, fuel gauge,odometer inop. This morning was more crazy, the odometer , the fuel gauge moving erratically. No faults codes stored. This vehicle has no busses going to the cluster i check ground circuit with a headlight bulb..it ...
2000 BMW M5 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSDE9346Y
vehicle runs a little rough on start up. fuel trims at max. long terms at 25% both banks. inspected MAF sensors(has two) appear to be working ok. exhaust has rich odor to it. removed upper intake cover for inspection looks ok. no PCV system, has oil separators... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P1342, P0316
1987 Buick Electra Park Avenue 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4CW5136H
well i've got a good one here.customer drops off car and says it runs really rough and tells me he has been working on it for 2 weeks(right there I should of turned it away)but we took it in I open the the hood (after pushing it in) and the entire wiring harne...
1990 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.0L DRL High Beams VIN: 2GCDK14K3L
This truck has no High Beams or DRL. When you start the truck, the DRL lamp, the high beam indicator and the Buzzer are all going. When you turn the headlamps on, they all go out or stop. When the high beams are switched on, the indicator comes on like it shou...
1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L 2-3 shift VIN: 2G1FP22P3R
Trans shifts ok during normal driving but hits rev limiter on 1-2 and 2-3 shift at wide open throttle. Worse on 2-3 shift. Will shift after partially letting off gas. No fault codes. Solenoids have been changed but did not help. Prom chip is GM and correct. No...
1994 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban Silverado 5.7L ABS light on VIN: 1GNFK16K3R
ABS light comes on intermediatly. Found codes 41 , 42 , 45 , 46 , 51 ,and 52 . Alldata describe these codes as control valve problems. I do not have a tech 1 or 2. Any help is greatly appreciated.
1995 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC5246S
cannot stop this car from missing and running bad very hc and co has constant miss the hotter the engine gets worse reading become some please help compression good everything seems to be working okay help me please
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L running
replaced engine runs good at idle when accelerated it busts up and sets code for cam and crank sensor out of synk replaced both of them same problem replaced pigtail harnes to crank sensor same prob. replaced pcm,coil pack cked fuel all ok does this mean that ...
1997 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ND52M9V
I got this intermittant problem, gosh I hate saying that , nobody likes intermittants. Well, atleast I don't. this car suppose to be missing, cust. states it chugged and light flashed on him. upon driving over here the chugging gone,(go figure) but light still... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Will not come out of 4WD VIN: 1GNDT13W31
Help !!! This Blazer came to me stuck in 4WD, I have had some experiance with these and thought it was probibly the typical bad dash switch or bad encoder motor or possibly a corroded TCCM connector, NO such luck... The dash switch will switch between 4WD and ...
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L Engine VIN: 3GNEC13T13
Guys, This vehicle just shut down. The oil change light came on and the engine shut down. I am not getting any spark at the plug wires, the light that circles what gear is engaged does not come on. The engine turns over as normal. Is there anywhere I can exce...
2004 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L RF interfere VIN: 1GNDM19X64
This is my personal vehicle. Installed my Ham Radio so I could enjoy operating High Frequency (1.8 to 54 MHz)operation while on vacation. Found I could not silence the electrical noise being generated by the Ignition or Injectors. Have ground strapped the hood...
2000 Chrysler Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Ext crank, fuel odor VIN: 1C4GJ44G4Y
After sitting for approx. 3 hours, van cranks for about 45 seconds before starting. Then, STRONG smell of raw gas comes out the A/C vents for about a minute. After that, all if fine, no problems whatsoever until the next time it sits. Underhood, gas smell is s...
2001 Daewoo Leganza CDX 2.2L left turn light VIN: KLAVA692X1
occasionally when using left turn signal, the light will remain on ( not blinking ). the only way to turn light out is to disconnect battery. i'm not sure where to look. customer has noted that it does it most often after using the remote door lock/unlock.
1993 Dodge Dakota 5.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1B76L23Y3P
hi inta menbers. i need alittle help. i have a dodge dakota w/ high nox.at 15 mph. this truck has a new cat and egr. and still can't get nox down.i try injector claner and a new fuel filter,(filter was plugged) replace plugs no change.thinking running too lean...
1996 Dodge Avenger 2.0L No Start VIN: 4B3AU42Y5T
Car will not start. Using snap on Modis,I can read rpm's and it shows to have a cam and crank signal when cranking. I can pulse all the injectors and both sides of the coil pack with the modis. When I crank it , # 1 injector pulses once ,# 2 injector pulses co...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HC13Y71
Started out with what seem to be a simple tune up. Came in with complaint of check engine light and engine miss. Scanned computer and found code PO304 cylinder #4 misfire detected. With the low mileage I just pull the plugs to check them. regular plugs so repl... Trouble codes: P0304
1987 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTEX14Y6H
this truck seem to flood on cold start, after warms up runs great, seems very rich, after clears out a little seems to run fine, check to see if fuel reg was ruptured while acting up, its ok,,, replaced the vacuum sensor and did not help,, will not always do t...
1988 Ford Ranger Custom 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR1110J
truck still runs fine except on startup...sttuters then runs ok...suppect IAC getting code 61 ECT.hope yall can help Trouble codes: 61 (Ect Imput too low)
1991 Ford Ranger Custom 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR11X0L
This one is driving me nuts! We have an oldy here and are getting no where. It runs decent at idle, small amount of missfireing but nothinh terrible. Once loaded though, it bucks and bogs. Sounds like the timing is way off. In nuetral it will not rev over 3500...
1995 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.5L no data lines. VIN: 1FDLF47F6S
Another shop removed the 7.3 diesel engine, and installed a 7.5l gas. Lots of problems. Now it needs a smog check. I get the priviledge of making it happen. I've taken care of everything, EXCEPT, to make the Calif. smog referee happy I need to get the right co...
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: 1FDKF38F5V
Need a little help, I know I'm overlooking something simple but just can't figure out what. Truck will blow blueish/white smoke on decel and then slightly picking up the throttle, like on a downshift. Truck had a few concerns when it came in. Code P0344 would ...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMFU18L5V
Hi there I will be very happy if you could help. I had this 1997 Ford Expodition 5.4L in my shop. Customer said that when the engine is cold and put into drive or reverse the engine will stall or cuts out. But once the engine warms up the symptom is gone. We'v...
1998 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L abs VIN: 2FAFP71W8W
the probelm i am having with the car is when under normal braking the abs motor kicks on right before stopping making the brake pedel go up & dowm. the car went to south florida for class, before it made it the left rear brake lock up.the car had the brake pad...
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 5.4L Misfire
This beast had spark plugs replaced about 4,000 miles ago. Came back today with one of the plugs blown out and broke its coil.Seems to have taken the threads out too. There is maybe one thread left, I can start a plug but it pulls out when trying to tighten. I...
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Steering Rack
Hello, the taurus came in with a complaint of losing fluid, no leaks on ground. Check for leaks none found. Testing the P/S by road testing, and standing still by turning the Steering wheel. Shut car off. the P/S fluid squirted out the vent hole on P/s Pump li...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L driver seat VIN: 1FMRU15W43
the driver seat will not move forward or back. you can watch the motor trying to move the seat but, the seat seems to be stuck to the rear. any help would be great!! thanks in advance!
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FAFP74H23
hi all, have a good one here. this one was under water up to bottom of dash,all connectors in lower kicks were removed.wires were soldered and heat and heatshrinked. Someone has replaced ddm for pats.(another shop has already had their hands in this one they, ...
1997 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 6.5L miss fire VIN: 1GCGK29F0V
I am writing for a fellow tech, ( I think I have to get him onto this). He resently bought this truck with a blown engine. Block was cracked between two cylinders. He got a junk yard engine. could not get fuel to injectors. replace inj pump with old one from t...
1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1HGCB7264M
I need help with this strange problem on this 91 accord, the distributor have been replaced twice with factory parts, first one due to bearing problems. The coil was replaced, vehicle came back after one month, customer does not drive often. Tow in with dead b...
1993 Honda Prelude VTEC 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMBB1175P
This vehicle has failed 3 emissions tests, the initial and 2 after diagnostics and repairs were done. I cannot get the NOx emissions down to were it will pass. First test yielded 732 ppm on a 485 ppm pass. Second and third were reduced to just above 600 ppm on...
1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD5634S
hi! this is my first post. code 9 i an easy one i thought!!!. replace distributor twice. ck for continuity from distributor to ecm it's ok. ck for frequency with modis at 750 rpm is at specs 5.6 to 6.2 hz. increases when acceleration. distributor is aftermarke... Trouble codes: 9 (cyp in distributor)
1997 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1W55TY623W
Helo Techs, I have a hyundai that is idling up and down on its own whwe ever it feels like it, I checked for vacuum leaks and found none, ck engine light is not on and no history codes, I don;t see anything abnormal on scanner. thinking that the Idle speed Acu...
1991 Isuzu Pickup S 3.1L starter ? VIN: 4S1CR11ZOM
Hello Fellow Techs,hear is the next problem I'm having. The truck was driven in and the ownwer explained that he had it at another shop.The problem was that it would not crank.The shop replaced the starter and all was well 2 days later the starter failed IE. t...
1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L alarm system VIN: SAJHX1749S
Greetings, I hope some Jag tech can assist on this problem that i'm having. The alarm system remote works fine most of the time.However, intermittently when the car is already unlocked and the system is unarmed,when a door is opened the head lights start fla...
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1J4GZ78Y5P
when vehicle goes into closed loop,engine starts to run full rich,stalls at stop,very difficult to accelerrate and bucks misfires.have checked dist.for excessive gear lash,replaced map sensor,tps,o2 sensor,ignition pick up coil,have thoroughly inspected all gr...
1998 Kia Sephia 1.8L Cuts out VIN: KNAFB1211W
#3 has spark, no vac leaks, injector pattern drops out intermittently. It will have a pattern on start up, then it flatlines. It will then occasionally flash a pattern. Brn/blk wire from injector to PCM plug has continuity as does red/yel from injector plug to... Trouble codes: P0303
2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L smoke on start up VIN: JTHF10U020
this vehicle smokes upon start up. more when cold or sitting for a while. appears to be smoke from oil as there is oil comsumption. no leaks
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1LNFM97V3W
Hi, Car has the 32 valve intec DOHC engine. Customer says symptoms were there before and after above repairs. Has a feeling of engine skipping under light to moderate acceleration at speeds of 30-40 mph and 1500-2000 rpm. Feels like an ignition coil breaking d...
1999 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM83WXX
This car came in 2 months ago with po307 and 308 codes with drivebility problems. The customer okayed new plugs and 2 new coils knowing the light may come back on. The car now has a po300. The car is not acting up. The customer says the car was running fine wh... Trouble codes: P0300
1991 Mazda B2600 2.6L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM2UF3143M
Hello Everyone, I have exhausted myself of everything possible to find the reason for this high CO problem. When you start out cold O2 is near 100mv, then goes to almost 1 volt when warmed up & Check engine lamp comes on with DTC 17 feedback system. Drives ok ... Trouble codes: 17 (feedback system)
1998 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LV5237W
Found bad wire replaced wires plugs and performed 60K. came back with same code. Did Fuel injection service, back again. Plug firing voltages are 20 to 24 KV across, RPM drop shows 40 RPM on all cylinders. No vacuum leaks found. Checked for TSB's on All Data. Trouble codes: P0304
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22C5Y
We performed a 60K and timing belt on this car and 3-4 days later the car came back with a P1506 code. I cleared it and 3-4 days later the P1506 code returned. I removed the valve cover and the timing belt was off one tooth. We reset it and sent it down the ro... Trouble codes: P1506 (Idle control system RPM lower than expected)
2003 Mercedes-Benz C320 4Matic 3.2L Wipers VIN: WDBRF84J63
Inop intermittent wipers. Scanned affected systems with CS2000 and had a couple of`CAN codes that were not related to the wiper problem. They cleared and stayed clear. Car has rain sensor, slow and fast wiper modes OK. A related problem is the glue used to at...
1991 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L flexplate VIN: 1MECM504XM
The flexplate is cracked from one of the bolt holes outward towards the center, we are now in the process of tearing it down and inspection. There must be a problem that we are missing somewhere. Our origional replacement flexplate was not o.e. that may be a c...
1988 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: JN1HU11P4J
hi, i am working on 1988 maxima--which stays in the first gear until vehicle would reach normal operating temperatures. once vehicle would warm up it shifts absolutely perfect-- which leads me to the theory that there might be trans temp sensor that went bad ....
1996 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Elite 3.8L shifting VIN: 1G3CX52K8T
cust brought me vehical with a bad trans. replaced with a used one out of same year car wont up shift on its own you can manualy shift it fine. scaned vehical and results were tcc selonoid , 1 2 shift selonid shorted 23 shorted well i took the internal harnes ...
1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Stall VIN: 2P4GP44R5V
This Voyager has a very intermittent stall when coming to a stop. It will always restart immediately. It happens about once every two to three weeks. I've never had it happen for me and there are no codes stored. I removed the throttle body and throughly clean...
1995 Pontiac Firebird 3.4L No Start, back fire VIN: 2G2FS22S7S
This car was driven to us with no power. We found that the cat. was plugging the exhaust so bad it had burnt up the egr solenoid pack and the check valve. In or diag, we also found the famous a.i.r. elec. pump poped the fuse and the motor inside it was locked ...
1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L blend door VIN: 1G2HX52K2T
We did the above work and hooked the battery up and the heater now starts blowing hot air and then goes to cool air and sets code 40- blend door problem. We watched this thing on a scanner and dial up full cold (100) and then watched atual values and the door ...
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L fan motot VIN: 1G2WJ52K2V
problem was high speed only and motor noisy.Put in new motor and resistor. the motor is quite but still only high speed. If you disconnect the connection at the resistor and use a test light on it the light will light up on different leads when you change to d...
1992 Saab 9000 Turbo 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: YS3CL58M9N
Saab techs- help! Have this 92 Saab 9000 turbo that was towed in for what the customer thought was a charging system problem. Car would start and run when jumped but would stall when the jumpers were disconnected. What we found was the car would not idle, full... Trouble codes: 429B0
1996 Saturn SC1 1.9L Cooling Systems VIN: 188ZF1288T
Good morning. I have this Saturn here that has a substantial amount of engine oil in the coolant reservoir and the engine oil is not reading on the dipstick. Is there an issue with these 1.9L OHC engines? Are they prone to head gasket failures? Thanks in advan...
1999 Saturn SC2 1.9L abs VIN: 1G8ZY1274X

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1996 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L intake/bottomend VIN: 1G4NJ52M1T
We have had 2 oil changes in the first ten min of running, we will change the oil again as the post suggested. Sounds like we will probably be okay with this one, Thanks Again Jon
1991 Cadillac Brougham 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G6DW5478M
Upon being hesitant I did another compressor job with another ac delco unit and problem solved!!!
1990 Chevrolet Lumina 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL54ROL
Thank you to all fellow technican who gave me advice to fix this vehicle. It come down to a injector that was leaking. I had put a gasket kit & fp regualtor in before the injector. After the injector was put, my O2 voltage, block learn & intergrater reading ca... Trouble codes: 45 (rich exhaust).
1994 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban Silverado 5.7L abs,ect VIN: 1GNEC16K9R
I would like to thank everyone for their help.After just about replacing everything still not fixed and then i decided to turn the rotors and replace the brake pads although the rotors and pads were fairly new.Now ,no more pulling!! No matter how new a part is...
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1GNDT13W5S
We has lots of great input about this problem. We found the letting top engine cleaner soak in overnight helped a bunch. When the injector failed we should have insisted on a motorvac but the customer wouldn't go for it. We also found good info in GM bulletin ... Trouble codes: P0141, P0300, P1406, P1133, P0441, P1122.
1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L shifting VIN: 1GNEC16R6X
This vehicle is fixed as far as can tell 5 days on road. We installed a bluementhal transmission which came with a external cooler. Also noticed the connector on the valve body seemed to not snap on tight you could shake it and it would work loose. We glued it...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Steering VIN: 2GCEK19T5X
Well we got the noise out of this colum , we had to remove steer coloum and replase lower bearing and lower shaft. thank you all very much and have a good day.
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L front susp VIN: 2GCEK19T11
I appreciat the 8 replies and they were all very good and I checked all those items. I would especially like to thank mr. [...] for his low tech suggestion I was able to track the noise to the pump with rubber hose where noise finders were unsuccessful. I appre...
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L keyless entry VIN: 2G1WW12E81
problem ended up being my tech 2,after talking with several people with the tech 2 technical support they belived it was in the tech 2,I reprogramed the BCM using another tech 2 borrowed from another shop,fixed everything I was still able to reprogram the repl...
1997 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HC56F3V
I thank everyone very much, almost every reply said intake gaskets and wow got 42 replies, the most i ever seen . Sure enough it was intake gaskets blowed at #5 under intake manifold. As many replies I got this must be a common problem. You people kept me from...
1998 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L poor acceleration VIN: 1C3EJ56H7W
Well Duane from Alaska was correct the fly wheel had broke and slipped about one inch.No symptoms from it,no vibration,no noise.Thanks everyboby for replying and offering your time and help...Carl
1983 Dodge Omni 1.6L bracket VIN: 1B3B218A2D
Thanks to Bill [...] (Newport News, VA) for sending info and pictures of the part in question. Had a fine used specimen in stock. Boxed up, and shipped w/in a couple days. This jewel is now back in service. Was only searching for about a month before posting a ...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Left front brakes VIN: 2B8GP44R11
We went thru the elimination process just like most of the replies we received, and just as we expected the consensus was that it was an internal problem with the hydraulic control unit. We were looking for this confirmation before changing the control unit on...
1993 Ford Aerostar XL 3.0L rabs and brake light stuck on VIN: 1FMDA31U2P
Thanks for all the knowledgeable responses. Trevor from Utah hit it right . The proportioning valve sensor was stuck. Unplugging it did no good. I had to remove it, and work it a little to get it working again.
1998 Ford F-250 5.4L Digital Range Sensor VIN: 1FTNF21L1X
Well...here we go...the confusion never stops. As it turns out, The truck is a 99, the trans range sensor should be from a 98 because the trans is a left over 98. Once that was figured out, we could at least make a good attempt at diagnosis. ALL wires to and f...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L speedometer VIN: 2FMZA5249X
Thanks to Nick in Ohio for his help. Vehicle needs to have the instrument cluster module reprogrammed by a Ford dealer. Reference workshop manual section 418-01.
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSX31F4X
with alot of testing and frustration its alive again. i,m not sure why but disconnecting the air inlet heater wiring at the relay then running the injector self test -passed! finished hooking up, wah-lah all 8 working .. thanks 4 replies jeff Trouble codes: P1316, P1293.
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FDAF56SXX
OK its fixed... I went a little further with some diag beacuse some of you said computer and others fule pump... when it would mess up the vehicle would only tach 2500rpm and as it did that the O2 sensors would drop down to 0.00. I then said it has to be the f...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L wheel bearing VIN: 1FMDU34E8X
Thank you to all those who replied. We are not sure that our squeak is finally gone, only miles will tell, but we are confident that the noise will not return. Follwing advice from Robert in Northern california, Nick and Tim in Ohio, and Scott in Alberta Canad...
2002 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Surge, MIL Lamp on, Low Power VIN: 2FAFP74W22
Well, on the advice of many and my own gut feelings I scoped cam vs. crank and found off by 20 degrees or so (good wave form was in the archives). I tore down the front of the engine and found a few problems. First, lt cam was off one tooth, second, rt timing ... Trouble codes: P0358 (Ignition Coil H Pri/Sec. circuit fault), P0352 (Ignition Coil B Pri/Sec. Circuit fault).
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1LNFM913WY
I seem to hit a brick wall everytime I try to work on this Explorer. Well I tried to do all the checks that everyone replied on. Thanks to everyone for your input. Steve said to check the IAC motor. I pulled it to check for carbon, it was clean and worked fine...
2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L Air bag VIN: 2GTEC19T8Y
I received 6 replies stating that the release procedure was the same as in 1997. Two people said it was not necessary to remove the steering wheel to get the covers off. Armed with that information I decided that the old concept of KISS was the best. I was abl...
1991 Honda Accord SE 2.2L accumulator VIN: JHMCB7682M
abs pump running and noisy, removed abs relay, noise is gone. thanks for the information from all who responded, leak from pump evident after cleaning area of build up and driving, solenoids on pump defective, customer declined new part replacement at this tim...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Safety VIN: IHGES26771
The answer is yes there is a procedure. With ignition off jump ALDL pins 4 & 9, turn key on and observe the SRS light. In this case the light came on,went off then flashed very rapidly four times, then a series of long flashes followed by a series of short fla...
1999 Jaguar VANDEN PLAS 4.0L readiness VIN: SAJKX6044X
Sorry for the late post. The car was driven, by the customer, for over a thousand miles before we could test it for emission. Thanx to all who replied!
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: SALTY1247X
We just got the second 1999 Discovery II with 64,000 miles with same problem. Both cars had leaking head gaskets at the end corners - coolant was leaking to outside- right and rear corners. Intake manifold gaskets also were leaking. Since there is so much time...
1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Light Control Module VIN: 1LNLM81W7T
Hello All Cyber Techs, There where several differant responces and the fix was a new light control module. Apparently there was something staying 'on' all the time causing the draw. The draw would go away and be .002 amps after 45 minutes. Been about two weeks...
1997 Mazda Miata 1.8L Coolant Pump VIN: JM1NA3537V
Thanks to all who replied! The coolant pump was definitely leaking and based on what everyone said about this being a 'straight forward' job requiring no special tools I went ahead and did it. I installed a new GMB pump AND replaced the timing belt while I was...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 350SD 3.4L Engine block VIN: WDBCB34D0M
We understand, about issue with putting older (worse?) engine to this car. But owner insisted, since he got engine from 1987 300D 124 model, which was already formerly rebuilt with excellent compression. It came complete without turbo and trap. We had to swap ...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L Radio VIN: WDBCA25E6M
Thanx to all who replied! The amp was right where you all said it was, behind the rear seat, left side in the trunk. Replaced with used, all is well.
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Misfire VIN: WDBEA32E3R
Thanks for the great help guys. The fix was the resistors at the coils, they are available seperately from the coil. Most of the responses I got said to replace them. Some of you suggested the MAF sensor can also cause problems, I have warned my customer the M...
1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L lifter VIN: WDBFA67W3V
I received hints about a new version oil pump because of high pressure causing the plastic tubes plug to blow off. Probably it is the cause because I notice the pressure is sometimes at the maximum value in the dash manometer even with engine hot. Another su...
1995 Mercury Mystique 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1MELM6538S
Thanks to all the replys. Tried several of the suggestions using the new carquest belt but none worked. Since we could not get a ford belt we got another carquest belt install it and fixed the car. this is the 2nd time this has happened using carquest belts on...
2000 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Surge VIN: 1MEFM55S8Y
This vehicle has not returned to the shop from the day I posted... I am sorry to waste your time as mine was wasted by my customer. If the vehicle does return I will try the suggestions you all gave me. Thanks agian Craig.
1987 Nissan Pulsar NX SE 1.6L No Start VIN: 1N1EN34SXH
sorry for the delay in post but my customer was dragging their feet on further diag. i recieved 3 replies 2 stating to check the coil and possibly the connections. another response was to check the distributor. first of all this is a coil on plug system and do...
2000 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L remote VIN: JN8ARO7S2Y
Thanks for all who replied. It turned out that both OE transmiters were bad. Programed new transmiter with help from all who replied. Thanks again. Gary
2000 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L cruise & gauges VIN: 1N4DL01D51
Thanks to all for your responses regarding this cluster problem! I was not able to instill enough confidence in my customer that I would be able to fix his car, so off he went to the dealer. The reason I waited so long to close this help request is so I could ...
1996 Oldsmobile Achieva SC 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1G3NL12T1T
Well all of you who told us to ck cam timming 'BINGO' you were all correct, thanks so much. The exhaust cam was off one tooth. We had an idea of this yesterday when the vacume gauge was jumping around pretty wildly, but just did'nt want to pull that cover. wel...
1998 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P3ES47Y9W
Many thanks to all who posted replies. The problem was a bad map sensor. I replaced it and the car ran fine. Alldata text did not say that with the sensor unplugged scan tool would read 5 volts that I could find. Again many thanks to all who replied Trouble codes: P0108.
1984 Porsche 944 2.5L Everywhere!! VIN: WP0AA943EN
Appears that we just have a run of poor parts. Water pump bearing failed and was leak. No gasket problems. Head gasket test shows fine, dye test shows fine, etc...hopefully we don't have to remove the head!! Once faulty pump repaired, temperature is fine but a...
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