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1991 Audi 90 Quattro 20v 2.3L inop compressor VIN: WAUHE58A9M
Hi and thanks for checking this one out! This audi came in late last year with a bad compressor clutch. We could lightly tap on clutch and it would engage. Our customer declined repair at that time. He now came in and requested a new compressor. We installed n...
1997 Audi A6 2.8L cigarette lighter VIN: WAVGA84A2V
Greetings Audi guru's, i have wasted a good 3 hours on this stupid problem, a penny became lodged in the cigarette lighter and blew the remote fuse. the problem is that all-data admits there exists a remote fuse for the cigarette lighter, (fuse S48) but will n...
1998 Audi A4 2.8L control arm bushings VIN: WAUGD28D1W
I have another Audi that is giving me trouble. The front right suspension makes an awful squeaking noise when going over bumps. My question is: Is there any other way to eliminate this noise short of replacing the entire control arms? I've tried spraying them ...
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS53461
Indications are that the exhaust cam is out of time. The exhaust cam refference reads 72 degrees. We have another 330ci here and the exhaust cam reference is 103 degrees. All other cam readings are the same on both cars. We have renoved the valve cover and cra... Trouble codes: P0014
1992 Buick Roadmaster 5.7L No ignition fire VIN: 1G4BN5370N
This is a high mileage car that is clean and good shape, problem seems so simple but is working on us and the tech lines that we tried. When the car warms up it will spin good but no start. Has injector pulse but the ignition will not fire but about 2 to 3 tim...
1992 Cadillac Eldorado 4.9L No Start
just hoping someone can stear me in the right direction,I have a no start.. this was a repo from used car lot and has been tore up.in the trunk there are several boxes and looks like the top right on is missing , clock spring is hanging, wires cut,,the securit...
1995 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G6KS52Y0S
Thanks in advance.This car failed nox on the california dyno load emission test. The readings i listed are after replacing the cat. converter . The cruise (25 mph load test) was at 510 and is now at 27 and the 15 mph load test (that is what i entered in the id...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L oil leak VIN: VU25122334
guys i need help, this caddy came for an oil leak, clean engine and added oil dye, ran engine and found oil leaking from rear main seal area, drop transmission and replaced rear main oil seal with new type of seal, found no one in this area had a seal installe...
1994 Chevrolet K3500 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1BHK34N4RE
This vehicle has an idle surge problem. It seems to exibit no other driveability symptoms. Idle hunts excessively after warm up and short drives.
1995 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L Brakes VIN: 1GNEL19W3S
After previously mentioned repairs, and no help showing in AllData, or from the techline, the vehicle still pulls right on moderate to hard stops. Placing van on rack shows the left side engaging late, and releasing late, indicating what I thought was basic hy...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GNDU06L5S
I HATE CARS! Vehicle presented with a violent shaking 25 to 50 mph. Our test drive showed the front end shaking from side to side intermittently. It felt just like a Caravan with a seized inner cv joint. Replaced both front axles and the shaking was reduced. ...
1995 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GCEC14SXS
Hello felow techs, Im in over my head with this one. 95 chevy c1500 diesel pickup was towed into my shop about 2 months ago, with a no start situation. we pushed it into the shop and put the batteries on charger for several hours. we then tried to start it, an...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Hesitation, very sluggish VIN: 1GNDT13W1X
The truck is very sluggish when taking off from a stop and through out acceleration. Its worse when first starting. Checked for codes- none. Distributor was off so adjusted to 0 cam. Checked fuel pressure and filter ok. Cleaned injectors with motor vac. Has no...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L ignition VIN: 3GNFK16R3X
i don't have any spark on cylinders 4,6, & 8. the rest of the cylinders are firing correctly with ample voltage. the vehicle does have headers on and had a worse misfire before plugs, wires, etc. were installed. old plugs were almost completely burned out and ...
1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDX03ESX
I need help figuring this one out, vehicle has a dtc for p0171 fuel system lean. Freeze frame showed that code occurred at 37 mph 1732 rpm. basic diagnostics I performed found pcv elbow broken I replaced that cleared the code and reset fuel trim values took fo... Trouble codes: P0171
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Drivetrain VIN: 1GNFK16T11
Hello Fellow Techs, This Subruban exibits a solid type of vibration that starts around 50 mph and gets worse as speed increases. Removed front prop and vibration is gone. Front prop u-joints feel ok. Slight noise in front diff when spinning left front wheel b...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L transfer case VIN: 1GNDT13S82
Greetings, all; The customer is in for routine service, but asked us to take a look at his 4WD operation while it is here. The concern is occasionally (3 times in the last month)while he is driving for an extended period of time at highway speed, one or more...
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...
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L radio volume,warningbuzzer VIN: 1GCEK14T4T
customer said three mouths ago went to start it no crank no radio volume,no warning buzzers,all dash lights worked ,jump it.it started. never a problem till now. then gm said they put there scanneron it said nothings wrong typical. any help would be appeciated...
1994 Chrysler LHS 3.5L No Start VIN: 2G3HD56F7R
Car did not start 2 weeks ago. Brought inside, had spark and fuel pressure,new set of Champions installed and it started with a little difficulty. Once blown out, ran great. With the red brick hooked up,all looked normal with the exception of battery voltage s...
1995 Chrysler Town & Country 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GH54LXS
Good afternoon iATN techs. I have this fine unit with no spark from coil for #2 circuit. Code 43. I had replaced the coil first and it ran great for a short time. The MOD schematic and diag tree leave a lot to be desired. I have found that the #17 pin at the P... Trouble codes: 43 (IGNITION COIL 2 Primary Circuit)
1996 Chrysler Town & Country 3.8L windshield wipers
Hi I have a chrysler van driving me nuts. Wipers intermittantly do not function correctly or at all. Have alldata no help with schematic or flow charts. when this happens have no voltage on rd/ye wire at wiper cowl plug.Sometimes can wiggle plug and they start...
1997 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L Rear driveshaft VIN: 1C4GT64L8V
Hello, This Town & Country has AWD and a bad boot on the driveshaft that goes between the transfer case and rear diff. Anyone have a source other than OEM for either components or the driveshaft assembly?I contacted both dealers I have and both could only sup...
1998 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L Stall VIN: 1C4GP54L3W
customer complait is will start dash lights flash and engine stalls - ran self test on bcm - shows eatx prndl message test (matured) - air bag mess test (matured) - sbec message not recieved (matured) - abs mess test (matured) . cannot find any info on what th... Trouble codes: P1281 (low engine temp), P1695 (no body ccd messages), P0403 (egr solenoid circuit)
1990 Dodge W250 5.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 1B7KM268XL
Not a lot to work with, information wise, on this truck. Will gradually lose power after 10-15 minutes of driving and eventually stall and refuse to restart. Will start back up after bleeding fuel system at the injectors. After doing so, it runs well for anoth...
1993 Dodge Stealth 3.0L No Start VIN: JB3BM44H7P
Vehicle will not start intermittently mainly after engine has cooled and has sat for awhile. Does not die going down the road. When vehicle will not start it has no injector pulse but does have voltage from the ECM relay to the injectors. This one has me stu...
1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B3HD46T9S
Hi folks, customer brought car in and stated that it starts hard once the ouside temp warms up 65 degrees and up. I have had it at the shop for a couple of days and it starts all the time for me. Fuel pressure is within specs no codes and all looks well with t...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L engine VIN: 3B7H13ZXWG
I hope a Dodge tech may have run into this before. This Dodge runs perfect until it sits for four hours. For the first fourty seconds when the engine is re-started, it stumbles and runs terrible. After that it runs smooth until it stits for four more hours. Th...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L speedometer VIN: 1B7HG48N62
This Dodge truck has lost speedometer,and abs warning lights are on,as well as the engine mil.Engine mil fault code is a p0500 vss fault.The abs has a 71 read ram fault and 72 rom check sum fault.My problem is I have conflicting informatiom saying the vehicle ...
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Brake Pressure VIN: 3B7KF23781
This is a 4x4 turbo diesel. Everything on the front end is new. On test drive the brakes worked fine, but on occasion the pedal kicks back toward you. When this happens it is hard to stop. It is like all of the power brake is gone at that point. It is strange ...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan EX 3.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 2B4GP74L51
please help, 2001 dodge caravan 3.8 with o/d trans has harsh shift on 1-2 shift but only under light acceration and worse going up hill. customer says also worse on left turns but not sure of that. a month ago van had bad 1-2 shift and when driven above 3rd ge...
1981 Fiat 124 Spider 2.0L headlights VIN: 124CSO0017
When headlights or brakelights are on engine dies. Doesn't matter if engine is reved up or not.
1989 Ford F-250 Custom 5.0L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTHF26H3K
This trk was really bad befor the previous repairs and is much better now but still has a problem. Originally it ran extreemly rich and rough. Idles fine now and smoother. Firing KV is about 40 across the board, was 55 or better when I started. When dead cold ...
1992 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L pump VIN: 1FTHX25H7N
im no tranny tech, but for the family i was asked to change out the front pump in the tranny. im looking for the easiest way to replace the pump ive removed all the pump bolts and it will not budge any suggestions. thanks wes
1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, gas fumes VIN: 1FACP5247P
Vehical came in with complaint of gas smell in passenger compartment. Strong smell at front of vehical, looked like injector o-ring seeping on back bank. Replaced o-rings and tested purged solenoid-failed. Replaced purge solenoid and most of gas smell gone fro...
1995 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FTCR14U5S
Hi guys, I usually don't do tranny work, but this is a charity case. Trans (5R44E) has a harsh shift 1-2 at times. It shifts ok under wot or medium throttle, but shifts hard at light throttle, but not always. Before servicing the 2-1 downshift was hard also. T...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10A1T
Need advice on this one. these trucks have two ign systems. Any help will be appreciated. Trouble codes: P0352, P1443 (Emission controls code)
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U8T
Hi Group! We recently got this car from another shop with a code P0303 and P0306. Both these cylinders have a dead miss at all times. The items replaced already are...coil/ignition wires/spark plugs/cam angle sensor and shaft. These parts were done before we g...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF15Y9T
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L electric window VIN: 1FTEF1764V
Input voltage to door switch is OK Output voltage from switch is OK window works up correctly no power to motor for down operation OTR relay OK Grounds OK
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L 4wd VIN: 1FTSX31S4X
Hello Ford techs, need some help on this one. truck came in 4wd inop. Checked codes & found p1867- t-case contact plate ckt. fault & p1812 4wd select switch ckt. fault. performed code diagnostics on both codes from All-data and both came to replace GEM module....
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Wrist Pin VIN: 1FMRU15W31
Thanks in advance for your help. New plugs 6K miles ago and vehicle returns on hook W/#3 spark plug & coil blown out of hole. Didn't know this was a common problem at first and accepted full responsibility thinking we must have left the spark plug loose & some...
2001 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA53241
Typical lean codes for this vehicle. Smoke test engine to verify vacuum leak. Found leaks at rear of intake at both Variable Valve Induction connections. My question is this: Do these rod connectors have internal seals and are they a part of the intake manifol... Trouble codes: 171 (Lean Bank 1), 174 (Lean Bank 2)
2001 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L output shaft seal VIN: 1FTYR10E91
Thanks in advance for any assistance that can be given. The vehicle in question has a mazda M5R1 5speed tranny. The problem has been ongoing and we are currnetly at wits end. The vehicle loses aproximately 1/2-2/3 qt of fluid thru a 200-250 mile use. We have r...
2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L occupant classification sensor VIN: 2FTZA54299
I got a code B2290 stored in the RCM. When flagged it indicates "COM". There is a TSB for this condition which asks to test the continuity of communication wires between OCS module and RCM. (All OK). I replaced the RCM (as per instruction). The RCM displayed ...
2004 Ford Focus SE 2.0L reverse VIN: 1FAFP34314
this car sometimes does not have reverse.if it does not have reverse and you let it sit it starts to jumps in and out but never goes all the way in. but there are times it will go right in but it is week. there are no codes,shift soleniods work ok,fluid looks ...
1991 GMC Syclone 4.3L detination VIN: 1GDCT14Z7M
does anyone know the specs for a volume test on the fuel pump? I'm testing it at the soft line (return) right before the fuel tank.
1992 GMC Motor home 454CID No Start, Stall VIN: 70N6322373
Hi again, thanks in advance for ay help. I'm posting about this motorhome again...it is a thorn in my side that never goes away!!! In related repair history, there is the origanal post for a problem that was fixed with a new computer, now it will stall and no...
1993 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GKEL19W3P
Hello Techs. Thank you in advance for any help. This van is blowing black smoke out the pipe and you would die in less than 2 min with a closed door. The o2 sensor is pegged in full rich. The fuel press. is perfect at 55 at idle and when you shut it off it goe...
1990 Honda Civic DX 1.5L engine VIN: 2HGED6349L
good evening: i seldom work on a jap car, but this customer was a long time vw customer. them brought the car in needing a valve job. we pulled the head, and took to our machine shop and had the valves and the stem seals replaced with a complete valve job. af...
1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start, NO MIL BULB GOOD VIN: 1HGCB7653M
no start no spark no check eng light,fueses good ,bulb good.substituted good main relay.still no start. customer substituted know good distributor before car came in, still no start. will a honda start,or have spark if mil does not illuminate? suspect computer...
2000 Honda Prelude 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JHMBB6141Y
Hi techs. Working on a 2000 Prelude Base model. Customer complining of poor fuel mileage. Long term fuel trim is -15.6% (Minus 15.6%) Short term fuel trim average is -16%. Hydrocarbons are 187 @ idle, 0 @ 2500 RPM. Front oxygen sensor is sweeping about three t...
1993 Hyundai Elantra 1.6L No Start VIN: KMTJF32MSP
Need a little help with this car. Here's the story, Car died in flight. Haves no injector pulse, have fuel and spark. Will run on propane. No communications to the ECM. Has a bad computer, found a burnt up part in the ECM.The Computor was burnt in the middle w...
1997 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Brake Pedal VIN: SAJKX6243V
Do these cars tend to have a low brake pedal? I replaced front calipers, pads and rotors because left front caliper was siezed. I also replaced rear pads and rotors because they were shot. Now the car stops good and nothing is siezed up but the brake pedal see...
1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1247T
Hi there Land Rover Techs, We have an ongoing problem with this '96 Discovery. It will start and run normally about 9 times out of 10, varying. Sometimes it will start and stall, then you have to hold the accelerator down to get it to "clear out" and start ru... Trouble codes: P1177 (Long Term Fuel Trim Too Rich Both Banks), P1193 (Downstream Heater Inferred Open Circuit Fault)
1998 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L front brakes VIN: ILNFM81W2W
I have no clue why this is happening ,the car runs fine till the time when u apply brakes at speeds.
1993 Mazda Miata 1.6L No Start VIN: JMINA3516P
Car came in as intermitent no start. Then stopped working all together. When cranking there is no injector pulse, spark, or fuel pressure, let the key off and you get one shot of fuel and spark. all data has been no help, and my manual says take it to the deal...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBFA67E2S
Vehicle came to us with customer who was informed by the dealer that she needed an engine wiring harness. We installed a new engine wiring harness and a new throttle body due to bare wiring. Now all problems relating to drivability are delt with except this c... Trouble codes: 096 (Starter lock-out/back-up lamp switch s16/3)
2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBLJ65G5Y
Vehicle sets lean codes intermittently and customer complains of hard stumble and lack of power. Fortunately vehicle acted up with a fuel pressure gauge attached pressure was @ 20psi (tested when ok- 55psi- volume pumps 1 gal in 50 seconds released through fue... Trouble codes: P0170, P0173
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L a/c clutch VIN: 2MELM74W4S
a/c clutch shuts off after heat soak or extended idle or in town stop & go,scanner shows wot off, orang/ lt blue wire @ a/c relay grounded by ecm, all pressure switches closed for clutch op., a/c cools perfectly when on & all pressures normal, problem seem s m...

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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L transmission VIN: WAUZL64B81
the transmission wiring harness that was installed in this reman transmission was a zf upgraded harness. there was no difference in the way it looked or plugged into the car harnnes.how ever its schematic was different from the earlier harness. this was causin...
1987 BMW 635CSi 3.5L Stall VIN: WBAEC84OIH
it is hard to believe, but i got frustrated and had one of my mechanics sister car brought in and i installed her used computer, this seems to have repaired the problem, it means that i had to try 4 rebuilt computers to find one that works well, i had even cal...
1994 BMW 540i 4.0L door locks VIN: WBAHE6310R
Thanks to all. This car had all the problems described and then some. We determined that the General Module is at fault. The wining was broken to the rear deck and after repairing it there was no change.
1987 Buick Electra Park Avenue 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4CW5136H
well thanks to everyone that replied. I was looking at 2 problems first the timing chain/gear set was the cause of the no start (must have been magnatized had not jumped) and the new maf sensor and the used one he had were both no good put a new one in and it ...
2001 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L stability system VIN: 1G4CU54131
well guys, this was a case of not seeing the forest through the trees i assumed that the level ride was the stability system. it was not the vehicle has as system that measures steering wheel speed and compares it with the abs system. after pulling the cod...
1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L No Start VIN: 1G6CD53B2N
Well... I put a second set of spark plugs in it and it started right up... I guess you can never trust brand new parts 100%...
2001 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L lights and power acc's, no crank VIN: 1G6KF57941
tks for replies. car has be on road for two weeks now and no problem. scott from illinois was on the money. we removed the bolt that connects the gnd cable to the alternator and cleaned threads. the engine cradle had to be lowered to access alternator. we also...
1992 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Mechanical VIN: 2G1WL54T1N
Hi guys! Well first I'd like to thank each and every one of the many who replied. As some of you suggested, I tried the trick of rocking the crankshaft back and forth but didn't feel anything. Mr. Martin [...] suggested the easiest way by removing the oil ...
1997 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 1GCGK24ROV
Quite a varity of responses returned, After extensive test drives I feel the problem is in the trans. I sent him down the road to a trans shop.
1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L right axle? VIN: 1G1NE52M9W
Although i'm still not sure which part was the problem i replaced the new axle with another because the outter joint seemed to bind and i put in a new hub assembly as well. This seems to have cured the problem,the noise did go away. I did find out that this tr...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L temperature VIN: 1GNDT13W4Y
Thankyou to all that answered and helped. The problem did indeed lie in the blend door. The shaft had severed inside the casing where it was not visible. This is the first time I've seen this problem, usually it's trans fluid in the servo's. Will have to add t...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Will not come out of 4WD VIN: 1GNDT13W31
Hello Techs, After checking everything on this blazer twice I went for changing out the TCCM, upon finding out none were available for this blazer used in my area and a new one was $ 375.00 cost I decided to run pin out wire checks from each wire on the TCCM t...
2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.4L No Start, VIN: 1B3A546F21
hey i want to thank you guys for responding so fast and with good info. The car is not yet fixed due to waiting for parts.The asd relay was working the car had started learning skim i am replacing pcm bcm and instrument cluster due to testing. Thank goodness i...
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Dream 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY68BX2
well we charged #4 cylinder with air and found leak past intake valves - pulled cylinder head and found alot of carbon holding open valve - had valve job done - runs great Trouble codes: P0304.
1991 Dodge W150 S 5.2L transmission case VIN: 1B7HMO6Y6M
I would like to thank Larry & Jerry for there input. Larry even took the the time to reply twice. I was lucky & found a used trans with 2 bullet holes in it (For real). I patched the holes in the bellhousing and it works perfect. I would rather have rebuilt mi...
1998 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L front suspension VIN: 2B3HD56J9W
Well, once again the vast majority nailed it. The sway bar bushings were the culprit. I can't say they looked all that terrible but the noise is gone. Thanks again to all the replies. This is such a great tool.
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L glow plugs VIN: EFTHF36F9V
Thank You for the help!! Most suggested the glow plug could be pulled without removing the head. To clarify, the threaded sleeve came out of the hole while the heating element and electrode were still stuck in the hole. I first of all sprayed some PB blaster a...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L could feel any misfi VIN: 2FMDA5148W
WOW, thanks for all the responses!!! We pulled the upper intake and the egr ports were plugged on the front side the back ports were all open. removed egr valve cleaned the passage. just putting it back together this evening. will do an extensive road test. By... Trouble codes: P0304 (misfire cylinder 4).
1998 Ford Contour 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1FAFP66337
just want to say thanks almost everyone had the correct fix what i did was i adjusted the timing belt tension while the engine was running that fixed the problem i did adjust the belt tension to the correct mark according to the tsb but that did not work i had...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5146X
Almost all of you guys were right on the money. EGR ports were all clogged with the exception of #5, where the misfire occured. I can't thank you all enough. It's an honor to be among such gracious and learned professionals. Thanks again, Trouble codes: P0305, P1000 (obd ii system checks incomplete).
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L Electronic VIN: 1FMZU74W02
The TSB I was referring to ended up not being for my application. We flushed transmission and had dealer to flash computer with latest update. Customer has had vehicle for couple of weeks now with no problems.
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L water in fuel light VIN: 1FTSW31P53
Thanks to all who replied to my post. Draining that lower housing did the job. Approx 2 tbs of water was removed. Thanks again.
1996 GMC C2500 Suburban 6.5L Misfire VIN: 1GKGKZ6F4T
hi guys, thanks for your help on this one. i have decided to close this help request but i have not fixed it yet. although we had the fuel filters changed and some clean fuel run through it for several tanks now and the fault has never reoccured. we have poor ...
1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB7164L
i received a whole lot of replies most of which was to replace the igniter. 92.00 later the car is fixed. so the igniter fixed the car. thanks to everyone who took the time to respond as this network is great. thanks again.
1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKAY21D2P
To all Techs. First of all, I would like to thank you all Techs. take some time to go through the trouble i had, but the problem i found was the 3 Injectors 2,4,6, causing the problem, after replace them the engine run fine. thanks again for review the problem...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L long crank time VIN: 1J4GZ58Y1R
I recieved many suggestions (fuel pressure drop, clean throttle plate) and have already tried most of them proir to posting up here. The weak ignition coil or lost IAC counts is where I'll be headed. For now the customer must have the trick to starting it and ...
1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Timing Chain Jumped VIN: WDBBA45A9C
Well we finally got this one rolling out of here. As most of the replies indicated, the chain had been slapping the inboard rail on the left upper head and it finally broke. When it did, it sucked right into the gear due to direction of rotation and 'shoehor...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 260E 2.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDBEA26D5K
yes our old benz finally passed emissions, we had many replies ,several said aftermarket cats are inferior. some led us to checking ignition timing etc. the fix was to replace with a better aftermarket cat from davico. many many thanks to david [...] for walki...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA76G6V
This V12 appears to be fixed. We initially checked all the hoses, valves and tank for possible leaks and none were found. During this inspection we found the gas tank was collapsing from excessive vacuum. We decided to replace the fuel sending unit for $225 be... Trouble codes: P0455 (Large Evap Leak).
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF55F7V
thanks everybody it was the MAF sensor. Thanks again, John [...] Trouble codes: P0170.
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L Radio (audio) VIN: WDBNG75J0Y
Hi, thanks to all the techs who replied. We checked the fiber optic loop by shining an LED down both lines and all was good there. We started checking the amplifier and were pretty certain it wasnt turning on despite having good power and grounds. We had an S4...
1998 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1MEFM58S5W
Well unfortunately this one is not yet fixed. Ontario will offer a conditional pass that lets customer renew plates if they spend over $450.00 towards emission repair. Customer has not returned for furthur diagnosis. -when we cleaned the fuel injectors this ve...
1999 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Engine VIN: 4A3AA46G9X
Most of the replies I got was dead on target. The balance shaft was out of time. The shaft is not a 1 to 1 ratio so when the marks are aligned it can be 180 degrees out. With the belt off you can rotate the shaft by hand and release it when timing mark on bala...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L drive or 3rd VIN: JN1CA31D2Y
thanks to every one. we sent the transmission out to be completely rebulit & now all is well. we did not find out what the code was but the transmission needed to be rebuilt. we did check the voltage resistor & it was not broken. thanks again for all the help ...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Lighting VIN: JN8DR09Y61
Well after alittle more checking I found a wire that was connected to the ground for the taillight relay I traced the wire under the drivers carpet to what I believe is the lojack system,which was completely submerged under water.I removed the wire from the ci...
2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L auto locking hubs VIN: 5N1ED28YX1
turns out that the car was at the nissan dealer for a brake job and they left out some shims that adust the axle end play. once we ordered and installed all the correct parts the problem was fixed.lesson learned here is always ask the customer if some body has...
1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.4L oil consumption VIN: 1G3WH12X6T
Well after all the replies indicated that this 3.4 DOHC does not/will not contribute to the condition that we have with excessive oil consumption on this one, we started to look at the combustion chamber. Visual inspection of the front three plugs showed oil c...
1998 Other Ford powering Koh 8.1L engine VIN: RG6081A101
When a load was put on the engine there was a knock. We found it coming from the fuel injection pump. Suspected it had a plunger sticking when pump advanced under a load. We put a bunch of Stanadyne fuel conditioner in it and ran it without a load for hours an...
1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.0L oil warning VIN: 2P4GP4435W
Suggestions were wrong sender & checking the harness around front motor mount. Customer is out of town so I havn't been able to look at it yet. Will update when fixxed.
1997 Saturn SL1 1.9L Misfire VIN: 1G8ZH528XV
Thanks for all the replies on this one. Ended up checking for sticky valves by running vehicle at 3500 rpm for 30 seconds, and letting it return to idle. Sure enough it would missfire, changed oil and filter and added 1 quart of Marvel Mystery Oil to crankcase... Trouble codes: P0302.
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