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2000 Acura Integra LS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DB7650T
hi all tech , i have problem with this car,first the car come in with check engie like on and i scan found code p1457 evap cantrol canister system, then i check all the hose and solenoids on the canister they seem fine , later on i found the gas cap not tight ... Trouble codes: P1457 (leak detected in EVAP control system)
1993 Audi 90 S 2.8L tach trans VIN: WAUBJ58C4P
will thought this one would be simple car came with bad water leak out of rear of engine i replaced the rear plate that holds the rear seal also installed new timing belt aftear work was comeplet car starts and runs but the tach would come up for 10 to20 secon...
1997 Audi A4 1.8L transmission fluid VIN: WAUBB88D8V
Hi ! I just want to know change this vehicle transmission fluid and filter, is it need some special procedure. And also I want to know around how many qt. ATF need and suggestion use transmission fluid. Is it only dealer better ? Thank you very much.
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L repeat failure VIN: WAUED24B5Y
the problem is the a.i.r. pump repeatably failes due to moisture. it ruins the bearings and makes a bad schreeching noise in am when it fails. we've checked the vacuum controled check valves and they are good. how is the water getting in and causing the failur...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L central locking VIN: WBADM6349Y
1998 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Starting VIN: W06VR52R3W
Hello all. Have very little info to give you on this as I have limited info on this car. Basically with the windsheild wipers in the off postion I have lites on the inst. panel on(outside temp,fuel gauge,battery,cel,abs,airbag) with scan tool hooked up antithe...
2000 Cadillac Escalade 5.7L vtd VIN: 1GYEK63RTY
customer complaint of crank/no start condition that occured rarely, but has become more common recently. Truck has never failed to start after letting set for 15 minutes. Unable to duplicate complaint. The only code in the vtd/evo module is c503 (an evo code)....
2000 Cadillac Escalade 5.7L battery VIN: 1GYEK13R4Y
Hello everyone.This vehicle has a 2-5 day battery drain that is intermittant and undetectable. This vehicles problems started last june. customer took to aftermarket shop for no start. they tested battery,battery tested bad. installed new aftermarket battery. ...
1980 Chevrolet Pickup K10 5.7L Stabilizer Bar Bushings
This 4WD Chevy is in need of front stabilizer bar bushing replacement. On the 4WD suspension the bushings are apparently pressed into the ends of the bar. They are about an inch or larger. I have the new bushings, but can't figure out how to get them in. Is th...
1993 Chevrolet Camaro Indianapolis 500 Pace Car 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2G1FP22P5P
hey all. this @#$# car was towed in not wanting to start. it was hard cranking and popping back through the intake, sound like timing was off. customer had other mech put used dist in it , figured the got timing off. I put the engine at top dead center on #1. ...
1994 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GCGK24F1R
This truck has an idle problem when cold. It spits & sputters and idles very high when cold. When it is warm it idles OK. When it is warm it runs like it has no variation in the acceleration. It is either at an idle or running wide open. You can't hold it at a...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Starting VIN: 2G1WL52M1S
Vehicle was brought in to shop with electrical gremlin. It does not happen all the time, sometimes if it sits overnight and you goto start it, it will be completely dead, it will jump start fine and run fine. Other times it might be a day or two and then the ...
1995 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L abs VIN: 2GCEK19K45
Hello, we have a 1995 chev 1500 4x4 w/ Kelsey Hayes 4wal 3 channel abs system here. this system is the one w/ only one valve, at the rear of the unit, on the proportioning valve. (valve is attached to EHCU. EHCU doesn't have a bleeder on the unit, and is not t...
1996 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on
This is a vague presentation, but soon you will understand why. The above afflictions, and many more, were found to be caused by a VCM swimming in gasoline. My question is, is this a commonly seen issue, and what is the root cause? And, is the manufacturer a...
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JH52F42
Need some help with this one boys. The customer complaint is that the check engine light comes on, after the vehicle sits for awhile, customer starts vehicle and drives for about 2 minutes and the light comes on. Light has not come on for us at all. Have run d... Trouble codes: P0135 (Oxygen sensor heater circuit bank 1 sensor 1)
1988 Chrysler LeBaron 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1C3BC56D8J
very intermitten problem one day starts run great then the next it barly starts and the only way to keep it running is milk the throttle then restart and might run ok might not customer did tune and fuel filter ( somtimes it will act like an ignition switch go... Trouble codes: 12
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Rear Suspension VIN: 3C4FY4BB51
Hey all you Chrysler techs out there HELP!! This car has a loud clunking noise coming from the rear everytime the car hits a bump in the road. This is the first PT Cruiser we have had in the shop, so the first thing we did was a TSB search on Alldata to no ava...
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L no charge, no tach/speedo, no overdrive VIN: 3B7KE23D9V
Gentleman This truck was refered to our shop from a alt rebuilder who had it in his shop for a no charge cond. Alt was removed and bench tested and found to be ok. He did a check of wiring fuses etc but had no wiring diagrams so he recommened us. We check all...
2002 Dodge Durango Sport 4.7L cooling VIN: 1B4HS38N72
Had this vehicle out running on patrol and came across an antifreeze leak. When we checked this out, we found out that the antifreeze is coming out of the overflow. We have changed the radiator cap on it and still doing the same thing. The temperature is stayi...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Ball Joint VIN: 3D7KU28C43
I need the procedure to remove the wheel bearing assy's on the front of this truck, so I can replace the balljoints. I've tried every conceiveable way (except heat) to get them off without ruining perfectly good wheel bearings. If any of you have conquered thi...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L No Start VIN: 1D7HA18N83
Truck came in running,but with a severe knock. Customer opted for a used 2003 engine with 40k on it. After what I thought was a textbook engine swap the engine would not start, it has no spark. After rechecking grounds,and voltage supplies at the fuses and pcm... Trouble codes: P0335 (crankshaft position senser circut)
2005 Dodge ram 250 360CID fuel change over VIN: 2B7HB21T1R
well i have 11 of these compreded natural gas burners cust wants me to change back to pump gas. well looking under vehical it looks like it came from the factory with this system installed.every thing has a crysler emblem on it.i ordered a fuel tank ,lines and...
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU32X5P
when cold vehicle cranks but won't start. Engine fires but when release ignition it dies. Will do this 3-15 times and then will start and run. After this happens vehicle will continue to start fine until it sits for 3 or more hours. thought we had low fuel pre...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L MIL on/ EGR malfunct VIN: 1FTCR10A9R
Hey guys. Have sufficient vacuum signal to EGR control solenoid. During operation signal from ECM to control solenoid weak(?) and control solenoid only supplies approx. 1-1/2" vacuum (max.)to EGR valve. Waveform more closely resembles an AC pulse than a soleno...
1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L crank VIN: 1FALP47V8V
my questions are related to finding out if i can use a lincoln mark iii engine in a mustang cobra.the mustang cobra has a 4.6 duel over head cam vin code v the same engine comes up in a search on mark iii same vin v. my concern is the lincoln does not come in ...
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE1421W
I've read the posts about plugged EGR passages, I have disconnected and plugged the EGR vacuum supply to no avail, misfire is still present. The misfire feels like an ignition miss, where it only acts up after putting a light load on the motor (in gear, brake ...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Reoccuring code VIN: 2FTRX07W9X
Hello IATN members. have code p0232, followed flow chart off of alldata. Had to follow all the way to the end. replace pcm is the conclusion I came to. Replaced pcm reran KOEO test and it came up with the same code. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Seem... Trouble codes: P0232
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L abs VIN: 1FTRX18L9Y
Vehicle came in with abs motor running, would not stop turned off ignition and removed key, abs motor still running. The only way to stop abs motor was to pull the relay. Problem occurred when customer started vehicle after setting overnight. Had no previous p...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31FOY
This vehicle was towed in as it started running rough and dying on freeway. We got it started but it was extremely rough and huge clouds of smoke. Code check revealed two codes- engine running code for cam sensor, engine off code P0605 for internal control mo... Trouble codes: P0605 (Internal control Module r.o.m. error)
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2FAFP71W23
Help Ford techs!! This Crown Vic has a VERY intermittent problem of hesitation, surge, misfire, and lack of power on accel usually from 50 MPH up. I cannot duplicate the symptoms in shop or on the road. Fuel tests show 30 psi at idle, and during a test drive ...
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...
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L keyless door locks VIN: KM8SC83D81
The key remote battery was dead and now the LED works but we can not resynch to vehicle. We found the "set" switch on the receiver and tried several ways to get it to activate with no luck. The power locks all work with the key or switches inside and the timer...
1988 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.6L Stall VIN: JAACM18EXJ
this trooper came in on a tow truck with a no start condition. did all obvios testing and found fuel relay was sticking replaced relay. car came back 2 days later on a wrecker again. retested and found fuel pump had went out replaced the day after went on test...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Lighting VIN: 1J4FX58S3V
Hello. This problem is intermittent. When it occurs: stepping on the brake pedal will cause the dash lights to illuminate and interior lighting chime(with key off), and turn signal bulbs also illuminate, as well as the brake lights, turn signals inoperative. M...
1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L compressor clutch VIN: 1LNLM82W7V
Hi group, this customer is a do it yourselfer and has replaced the above parts and flushed out the entire system. the problem is rapid cycling of the compressor, you can watch it cycle with gauges hooked up as low side drops to 25psi. I personnally have verife...
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.
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1LNHM87A1Y
This car has gremlins! Car came in not accellerating past 3000 rpm. It would fall on its face like the rev limiter was kicking in (surging bucking) every time you would crowed the gas. Computors stored codes for fuel pump in memory but no hard codes. Right fue...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Heater
Hi guys, I'm about to give this car back to the customer with-out fixing it but I figured I would ask you guys first. The problem is that the heat is hot all the time. If you turn the temp control wheel to min. it still blows as hot as could be. The owner t...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L Accessories VIN: WDB1400321
Hi everybody, i have this 300SE 1992 model that has a problem with the rear dome light, it doesn't go off and the handle that comes out from the rear boot also doesn't go inside when i close the boot, i disconnected all the connectors from the convenience modu...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Shifting VIN: WDBJF65J71
I realize that this vehicle belongs at the dealer and may very well end up there, but I'd like an honest attempt at fixing it first. The MIL is on and the trans appears to be in limp mode (3200 rpm @ 30 mph and no shifting). When shifting from park to revers...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L release bearing
im in the process of replacing the clutch and aldata is not vey helpfull with the release bearing and collar will some help me out ive trie the skrewdriver thing and i dont think im getting any where if it is stuck how do i remove the trans
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L egr code VIN: JN1CA21D0X
car had egr low flow code, we had the egr valve, egr air sensor changed and clean egr pipe sensor clean out of carbon, car still will have the same low flow egr code even after egr monitor is set.
2000 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4N2XN11T3Y
Customer brought van in with complaint of poor idle. Jim checked for normal injector problems on this engine since we had replaced 2 injectors 9 months ago for a solid engine miss. injectors all ohmned 12.5 --14.0 range hot. Ran smoke machine to search for vac... Trouble codes: P0034 (Knock sensor circuit-------not current)
1996 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L cooling VIN: 2G2FS22K8T
Water present in oil and oil present in water. No sign of head or head gasket problem. Anyone aware of any problems that could cause these conditions? Has been looked at by several people and no one has any idea what could be causing the problem. By the way th...
1996 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.4L Timing belt VIN: 1G2WJ12X9T
Good morning GM techs. I have a good customer that had a timing belt replaced on this 3.4 V6 by another shop out of town. He made it back home and came right to my shop because of BAD noises coming from the front of the engine. The best way I can explain it is...
2000 Pontiac Montana 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GMDXU3E2Y
hey techs please help don't know any thing to do to remedy but has to be fixed for state inspection any suggestions. Trouble codes: P0401 (insufficient egr flow)
2002 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L Radio VIN: 3G7DB03E32
Need some help from you GM guys. this 02 aztek is my managers mom's vehicle and we replaced the body conrol moduel on it due to the rear door not opening and a/c compressor not coming on. on scan tool a/c reguest was no with the a/c botton pushed in so we repl...
1983 Porsche 928 S 4.7L radio VIN: WPOJB0924D
replaced stock radio with aftermarket jvc.now it sounds horrible but noticed in wiring diag. that this car has a booster amp.i think this may be the prob but cant find it. any idea's???
2002 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH68632
Vehicle came in for NYS inspection vehicle had engine lamp on Scanned found code p0065 I have no scanner that will mannualy operate the air assit valve & no acces to any data sheets to help me diagnose what causes this particular code The engine alse has a uns... Trouble codes: 0065 (air assit injector solinoid malfuction)
1983 Toyota Cressida Luxury 2.8L intermittent shifting, late shifts VIN: JT2MX63EOD
Hello, Has anybody run into this one before? Does anyone know where we can get wiring diagrams for this vehicle? A left over Shop manual or other? The local dealerships have been contacted and none have any info on anything older than 1990. The All Data wiri...
1987 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L starter VIN: JT4RN67P3H
This 4-Runner has a starting problem I have yet to see on a Toyota. First of all the truck came in with the starter solenoid pulling in, but the motor not engaging. Replace the starter motor, worked fine, returned the truck to the customer. Truck comes back i...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K3V
hello-im stuck on this one a bit-we have this egr code- p0401-low flow---ive traced all the vacuum lines in the system-they all are connected correctly -you can make the car stumble if you aplly vacuum to the egr-weve installed a new vacuum modulator and vsv v... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr flow low)
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L gauges VIN: JT2BG22K3V
im back again with this lovley camry that wont leave my shop-driving back from getting it smoged all the gauges stopped working-no odometer-no electric windows-there is a 10 amp gauge fuse that blows immediatley when you install it-we pulled out window switch ...
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28B1Y
ses light comes on after driving 2 times has code po171 lean system found no problems anywhere fuel prssure is good 50psi. smoked engine no signs of leakage. had new converters from toyota before we started servicing 1 month ago, o2 sensors have been replace s... Trouble codes: P0171
2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 5TEWN72NXY
Customer has had an intermittant check engine light on for lean condition.(code 172) Has had slight fuel economy loss. It does not physically run badly, but it does spark knock under a load or heavy acceleration. I have tested fuel delivery on my motor-vac mac... Trouble codes: 172 (lean condition)
2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L power sliding door VIN: 4T3ZF13C91
hello guys, we are having a problem with the power sliding door on the right side of this sienna,left side works fine.the door works good right after you initialize in then it starts to act up,it will close but wont stay closed.it opens right back up,then on i...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L abs VIN: WVWPD63B3X
Gents have this 99 passat w/numerous problems, had major oil leaks and ck engine light on, all that is repaired. But we still have a problem with ABS and brake light flashing, when this occurs the tachometer stops working and the oil pressure light flashes, al...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L temp. VIN: 3VWSE69M93
customers complaint is that with the a/c on and under acceleration the temp. gauge will run up to between 250 and 260,but is ok under normal driving conditions.the t-stat has been changed, and is working.my thought is to pull the radiator and have it checked b...

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1991 Audi 90 Quattro 20v 2.3L inop compressor VIN: WAUHE58A9M
tHANKS FOR ALL INFO. we had two problems. when the compressor was replaced, the diode was not installed on new compressor. other problem was that the relay for the interior lamps and a/c clutch were some how switched. when we ordered a new a/c clutch relay, we...
1996 Audi A6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUGA84A1T
The mil has come back on, the egr passage in the manifold is clear and by checking the data blocks on a highway roadtest is working properly. One problem that I did not mention is that this car is only driven for ten minutes each drive cycle, in town driving,,... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR insuffiecent flow).
1997 Audi A6 2.8L Crank No Start VIN: WAUGC84AVN
Thanks to all that responded, the car was in storage for quite sometime and alot of corrosion built up behind timing cover from what appears to have been a waterpump seep.Well a big chunk of corrosion went through timing belt and timing jumped about 3 teeth no...
2001 Chevrolet Express 2500 6.5L Stall VIN: 1GCGG29F41
Thanks everybody for your replies, we sent the van to the dealer per TSB. The owner had the letter even. I had found the TSB before i got replies but it's nice to have confirmation on symptoms. The dealer said they found a code 1216 [undetected by us]. I think...
1996 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L pedal VIN: 3C3EL55H7T
Thanks to all who replied. After the pads broke in a little the car seemed to stop somewhat better. However my main concern was the pedal travel.after bleeding and bleeding per some of the replies. I blocked off the hoses 1 at a time and all at once with no ch...
1976 Dodge D100 Custom 3.7L trans VIN: D14BB6S336
I have the vehicle scheduled for the last week of April, hopefully we can fix it at that time. I will re-post at that time. Thanks to all that replied. Sonny
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Trailer tow package VIN: 3B7KF2367Y
Thanks to all who responded. Several helped with the color of the wire from PDC to trailer connector which was black with an orange tracer, not to be confused with the black with yellow tracer that is the vehicle tail light wire. Larry [...] me...
1981 Fiat 124 Spider 2.0L headlights VIN: 124CSO0017
Thanks for all the help guys. Especially Stephen from Alabama. The ground at the left rear tail light was the problem because it was missing. Somebody had done body work & the owner knew this but did not tell us. Hard to test a ground that isn't there. Thanks ...
1992 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FACP41E3N
Gentlemen, This one is fixed. The customer only runs this car on the street for fun. He doen't run it on the drag strip. I already have $800 in this vehicle with fixing the ac and powersteering along with the drivablity problems, and the customer doesn't want ... Trouble codes: 15 (pcm fault/kam fault).
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U8T
Thanks to everyone that replied to my request. Many pointed to a cam sensor out of adjustment but we do have the alinging tool and it was right on. Nick from Findley Ford mentioned doing a complete compression check and it got us thinking... We had been a litt...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP52U4T
I got 5 replies, all helpful of course. I didn't get a real quality fix on this. I did a lot of research. For starters, it never did short out again. I put a new fuse and drove and drove, ran it while wiggling and pulling on harnesses, and nothing happened aga...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L electric window VIN: 1FTEF1764V
motor & switches tested good relay replaced GEM module proved to be defective. Replaced module
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L ABS, Traction Control VIN: 2FMZA5143W
Well I did what I said in the update and everything seems to be ok. The only thing that bothers me is after clearing the codes, I drove this 20 miles and it didn't reset any codes. I thought for sure it would have set a code for the LF Sensor...Oh well, as far...
1998 Ford Contour 2.0L rotors VIN: IFAFP6533W
most of the replies suggested too much runout on the hubs. the customer decided not to fix it and he would just live with it.
2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDAF56F11
Thanks to everyone who responded. The problem with this truck ended up being a cracked cylinder head. The crack was in the high pressure oil galley which prevented proper high pressure oil to operate the fuel injectors. We isolated this by pressurizing each cy...
2002 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L transfer case VIN: 1GKEK63U52
We tryed replacing the 2 tires to match the 2 we replaced previously to no avail-the fix was a replacement transfer case as most replies indicated.Received some very helpful replies on exactly how this unit works and how to diag.Priced this unit thru the after...
2003 GMC Sonoma SLS 2.2L Headlights VIN: 1GTCS14H73
Thanks to everyone who replied with help. After checking all the grounds and doing a voltage test on the alternator. We found that it was the alternator causing the surge and blowing out the light bulbs. Replaced alternator and all is good now.
1995 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L air bag VIN: JACDJ58V1S
Thanks to the 3 techs that responded. All agreed there was no way to manually access codes. I do not have a compatable scanner so have been unable to help customer. If anything else happens I will post additional information. Customer has decided to wait and s...
1997 Kia Sephia GS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFA125XV
Thank you to geno,he was a great help,the problem was high resitance on the ground circuit for the mass air flow sensor,I ran a redundant ground and the fuel trim returned to normal and the car ran great. Trouble codes: P0170.
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L stereo/ climate control backlighting VIN: 1GKEL19W9Y
The customer has not returned and with a 200.00 limit I hesitate to give a guilded invitation to revisit the problem. The man is nice but seems a bit uptight and I dont want to spike his blood pressure or tighten his sphincter further by reaching 200.00 and po...
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L steering column VIN: 1LNLM91V4V
Thank you to those whome replied.all basics were checked before post,(fuses,power,grounds,etc.)after testing all wiring,found open in clockspring assembly.circuit 668 from potentiometer to SCIL module.installed new clockspring and all is good!
2003 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Park Assist VIN: 1LNHM82W43
As unlikely as it seemed to me at the time this car did actually have 3 bad components, the module, the rear radar sensor and the LED array were all bad. From what I can learn at the dealer level these system are very sensitive to shock. The module has a stick...
1991 Mazda B2200 2.2L crankshaft VIN: JM2UF3132M
it actually took this long to get this situation resolved. the original repair was a re-ring and new bearings to fix a cold smoking issue 'inexpensivly, for a friend'. while I've gotten away with it in the past, this time I got bit. the replies mostly pointed ...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 300CD 3.0L Poor Output VIN: WDBAB53A6F
In the end the final repair this car needed was cleaning the deposits from inside the intake manifold. we did this chemically with a bg product. Thanks, Bill
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBFA67E2S
Received several replies from LMVIND.com and the consensus was to start with a switch. I replaced the bushings for the shift rod to the transmission while I was there. Trouble codes: 096 (Starter lock-out/back-up lamp switch s16/3).
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L turn signals VIN: WDBNG75J71
customer picked up car and took to the dealer. i have not heard back.
2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZWFT51L82
Thank to all who tried to help. This was a wierd one. Per all info provided from All-data, Ford dealer, and ford resource center, this car was supposed to have the sensor on the tank. In reality, this had an inline sensor mounted (hard to see and/or remove) lo... Trouble codes: P0453 (evap control pressure high input).
1984 Nissan Maxima GL 2.4L No Start VIN: JN1HUO1S6E
Finally fiqured out when chatting with harv and td the computer uses the ign coil primary and fires the inj each time the coil fires simular to the bosch system daa it is the bosch system,so in conclusion must verify powers and clean up the corrision on all th...
1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais SL 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G3NT54U0K
A GM ignition module fixed the dwell variation problem. Stalls a LOT less, only about once a week now, but the weather is warmer too!
1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue 3.8L abs VIN: 1G3WH52K5W
Well we found out that of scanner (snap on solus), and i guess this is comman, will show the wrong values on wheels (very nice) left rear value was the right front, so after changing the left rear sensor (probley not needed) we replaced right front bearing/hub...
1999 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L Hesitation VIN: 1GHDT13W5X
I want to thank all who replied. Well its happens when you try to relay info 2nd hand. they said the converter was 'taken care' off but they failed to tell me it had 2 converters. the top one was clogged. so it really wasnt a weird problem just bad info. thank...
1991 Plymouth Grand Voyager LE 3.3L tcm VIN: 1P4GH54R1M
Thank you to everyone who replied! I popped in another controller, works like a top. Could'nt believe it could be two controllers but i've seen weirder things. Thanks again!
2000 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L pcm,lights VIN: 1P3ES46C5Y
alright after doing every test posssible and getting the same results i started taking of every ground cleaning and buffing everything off and replacing it after i got that all done my manager started the car and then it was running and charging fine everythin...
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L ABS light, TIM light, Power steering VIN: 1G2WP1219V
I replaced the abs main relay and test drove the vehicle, it acted up one more time. so i wiggled and prodded every conection between the relay and the starter. the customer did not want to spend any more $ so we put it back together, but she has not had any p...
1987 Toyota Corolla FX 1.6L 5th Gear VIN: 1NXAE82G5H
Well, as most of your responses indicated, we replaced most of the pieces necessary but not all. We had not replaced the fifth gear itself. Jeff hit it right on the head. There was only the slightest indication of wear on the synchronizer teeth of the fifth ge...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L dtc p0770 VIN: 4T1BG22K6V
We decided to rebuild customer own transmition.Before that we did change all three sensors in transmition,and valve body and torque convertor without success. I was wating to make sure that rebuild fix the problem,and it did. My customer is happy and I'm happy...
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Steering Rack VIN: YV1TS9004Y
A big thank you to the people who replied to our pleas and especially to Nigel who called from Canada and then helped research our dilemma. Here is what we have learned. When Volvo's supplier for the original speed sensitive racks was no longer available, Vo...
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