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1991 Audi 100 2.3L No Start, starts cold VIN: WAUBC544XM
I have this Audi that starts OK cold but has a long crank time warm and has gotten progressively worse. Today it wont start hot at all.Has spark and fuel pressure and I tried lifting the sensor plate up and still nothing.I used the cold start injector by power...
1997 Audi A6 2.8L Power sunroof VIN: WAUE88D5VA
Hello to all the Audi tecs. I have an intermitent problem with a ghost in the sunroof. My customer told me that it was raining the other day and the sunroof opened on its own. She tried to close it but it wouldn't work. After driving for a while the roof close...
1998 Audi A4 1.8L Hesitation VIN: WAUCB28DXW
Hi group I recently performed major repairs on this car due to broken timing belt. I have done this procedure 5 or 6 times in the last year and not had any problems. After giving car back to the owner he returned stating that after coming to a complete stop ...
1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L no shift VIN: WBAGD8323R
Intermittenly the "Trans program" light comes on in the dash - when this happens the transmission will not down shift or shift at all - seems to stay in 1 gear - can turn the car off - restart and the trans operation is normal Help Thanks Brad
2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Outside Temp VIN: WBABS53442
This lady run over something in the road and tore off the left triangular plastic piece in front of the wheel that houses the outside temp probe. I have tried to locate the remaining wire harness or connector with no luck. The temp indicator reads +122. There ...
1996 Buick Century Custom 3.1L valves VIN: 1G4AG55M1T
Hello all! Hey I just and mean just got through putting intake gaskets on this 3.1 and when I went to crank it it sounds like no compression. I used gaskets from fel-pro and it felt like there was some pressure on the pushtubes but not much. Does anyone think ...
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G4HP54K3Y
car came in with engine missing on cylinder #1 ignition spark & fuel pressure tested ok & no vacuum leaks found, we replaced #1 injector & fixed problem. about 3 weeks later car was back with miss again this time on cylinder #5, we did a fuel injection cleanin... Trouble codes: P0300
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L oil light blinks VIN: 1G6KDS4Y8W
hope someone has run into this came in for oil leaks replaced op switch,oil level sensor and crank sensor gasket,cleaned up bottom of car and drove home to ck for oil leaks had dye in engine after about 30 miles oil light blinked on at stop drove c...
1990 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.1L No Start VIN: 75YHTFDFH5
Gm tech i need you're help please!!! the truck was towed to the shop because engin stop when running ... check and timing chain was broken... check valve...found bent valve on cyl #4 ans i replace engin.after installation try to start engin start check f...
1990 Chevrolet R1500 Suburban Silverado 5.7L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNER16K4L
Hello All, This one has us stumped. We got the truck for an engine job. Swapped engine with rebuilt. Very good rebuilder! Got the thing on the road and things started going south. Customer had some hokie aftermarket ign. system on the old engine that we remove... Trouble codes: 42 (est problem)
1992 Chevrolet G20 Chevy Van 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GEBG25K2M
Customer is experiencing rough idle at times - emission readings at the test station are 300-675 HC at idle - however it has been as low as 117 at the shop and passing fine - this situation appears intermiiten - all other readings ok - has a new 02 sensor and ...
1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L No Start VIN: 2G1FP22P4R
Car came in three days ago with a no start. We found the rotor button destroyed, replaced cap and rotor with new delco that lasted about 150 miles. Car is back today with same problem. Anyone seen this before? It looks as if the rotor button rubs the cap until... Trouble codes: 41 (42 -), 42
1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L Vehicle Antitheft System VIN: 2G1WX12XOS
Has Had A new Key assembly At Used Car Dealer when customer Bought vehicle and we put in A new VAT Module worked for about 2 weeks and now It Is a no start,No power To start wire on Starter Selonoid, Started once with key in shop but not again,according to All...
1997 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L coolant temp sensor VIN: 1GNDX03E4V
burped vehicle for hours.van may be fine for 2-3 days.then van will appear to be overheating.coolant never boiled over.afer burping system again,gauge would not peg out until capped off and reopened.coolant never boiled over.can somebody please help. I am losi...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L security light VIN: 1GNDT13W5W
Help,this blazer came in start and die with security light flashing.we replaced lock and did relearn all is well truck leaves.Now,truck comes back with security light on solid,no flash,cant do re-learn.Has incorrect password code stored.we normally use the sna...
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L engine cuts off with brakes applied or right turn VIN: 2GCEC19R0W
Need help from any GM guys this 98 silverado has a weiered problem, here goes, when you tap on the brakes the vehicle will turn off and also when you put the right turn signal the engine turn off also. it's my uncle's truck and the spark does not quiet when it...
2001 Chevrolet Camaro 5.7L 6 speed change VIN: 2C2FGTSGA1
First of all sorry about the wrong vin # forgot it at work and I'm writing this from home. Okay that said customer came in and asked if we could change over his automatic trans to the 6 speed. it sounds like it can be done from what my trns shop has told be bu...
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Starting VIN: 2G1WF55E21
2 codes,U1064, P1626. After disconnecting the ground at the battery, car starts fine about a dozen times before it sets these 2 codes, then it won't restart. Starter relay looses its ground signal from the BCM, also at this time to power door locks don't work....
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)
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Stall VIN: 1GNDS13S22
this blazer is at a friends shop.the customers complaint is at random times when you come to stop sign THE blazer stalls but start right back . friend at shop unable to recreate this syptom . he has scanNED computer for codes , none are present,has checked fue...
1997 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L engine VIN: 3C3EL45HOV
car came in shop over heating and coolant system empty, let sit over night filled coolant system and presure test no leaks and held presure, warmed up engine with cap off and tested for hc and co in coolant system and checked positive. at this time i represuri...
1998 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, no power VIN: 4C3AU52N0W
hey everyone i started out checking vaccum, 14ihg at idle.smoke mach.found eccessive smoke from egr ,replaced with dealer part,no got out lab scope and checked cam crank sync, determind that it is off alittle,looking something like this, the I bei...
1996 Dodge B1500 5.2L Misfire VIN: 2B7HB11Y3T
thanks in advance for any help. this vehicle misfires intermittently sometimes and other times it will happen all day. van came in for failing obd2 test for inspection with all p0300,p0301 thru p0308 codes--every misfire code. it was at another shop which did ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301, P0302 (cyl 2 misfire detected)
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP44382
This van has a po456 code for evap small leak, I visually inspected system but could not find anything wrong. I was curious if there is a common problem with these vehicles or if there is a good way to find this leak without a smoke machine? Thanks, Chad Trouble codes: P0456
1994 Eagle Summit 2.4L Cooling Fan VIN: JE3EC50G3R
Hello men, here goes. Vehicle came in for timing belt, balance shaft belt and water pump, no problems, just due for replacement. Anyways, after fairly simple job, started and ran engine to warm up and bleed out any air and wait for fan to kick on. No fan opera...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L door locks
vechile came in on hook. customer stated headlamps would not go off and battery was dead. charged battery headlamp on. checked headlamp switch and multi function switch disconnected both and lights remianed on. started vechile and noticed that vechile wasn't c...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE37F9W
Van came in on the hook starts and cuts right off check injection relay and replaced, changed fuel filter found that old filter was missing bottom oring. Was able a to start a couple time and drive but after a while the vehicle drop back to 35 mph. While scann... Trouble codes: 1209 (injection control sys. presure peak fault), 1211 (icp not controllable presure to lower or high), 1212 (icp voltage not at expected level)
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L upshifts VIN: 1FTZF1825X
Hello all, I have this Ford P/U with delayed upshifts under load.While going up a hill part throttle trans shifts very late.Sometimes you have to back out of throttle to get trans to shift.Also shifts are soft and long at all times. Will not stay in second gea...
1999 Ford F-150 4.6L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTRX17W4S
hey all. i got another good one here. this truck comes in with a ign miss. customer says plugs have been replaced about 6 months ago for same reason. pulled plugs out and the porcilen on all plugs for bank 1 are cracked. cust says that it has happen 2 other ti...
2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU74E5Y
well, here it is. we have replaced the intake gaskets on this vehicle for a hard start issue. the customer took it and it came back a day later with hard start cold, can feather throttle to keep it running. it will stay running and not have a problem for the r...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FAFP55UX1
Hey Ford Techs! We got this '01 Ford Taurus in here. Customer states "when cold, it doesn't want to shift into the next gear. It revs up to 5,000 rpm. Transmission light came on." We drove it, and could not duplicate the problem but we had it warm. Code is P0...
2001 Ford F-150 Lightning 5.4L head gasket VIN: 2FTZF07351
We rebilt the engine 500 miles ago. The right head gasket is leaking oil. Ford has a tsb out about the block or head being warped .001". We used Ford head gaskets and replaced the head bolts. The head and block were not warped. We retorked the head, but it did...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L axle VIN: 1FMZU73E12
Difficulty in removing the rear axle to replace leaking seal. We do not have the special forked tool to pry the axle from the diffo. Using a stout pry bar is not working. Have any fellow members found a trick for this ?
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L power assist VIN: 2FAFP71W93
Hi, I've got this 03' Crown Vic that came in for a lack of steering assist complaint. This was several weeks ago. I test drove the car that day and confirmed complaint and than parked it until I could get to it. 1st: checked with scanner and got the codes s...
1998 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 7.4L Turn Signals VIN: 1GDKC34J9W
Turn signals work fine untill you press the brake pedal and a buzzing noise is heard from the combination flasher and the TS will stay illuminated/flicker. I replaced the combination flasher with a new GM part and I still have the same problem. Anyone run into...
1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Module VIN: SAJGX5246W
Good Day Group, This vehicle was apparently jump started & the ABS light & stability control fail warning message are on. Also the radio was not working. I tested all fuses & found 2 blown, both related to radio & antenna which now works fine. I have tested...
1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L center pin and spider gears inside rear differenti VIN: 1J4FJ6S4WL
after coming to a complete stop then taking off after about one foot the rear end clunks like a u-joint. after internal inspection of the rear end i determined there was to mutch play between the center pin and where it fits inside the top and bottom spider ge...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L ABS system VIN: SALJY1247V
Hi techs, I have a bit of a problem and need some help. Customer came in with the ABS light on and wants it off. I looked on the FIX database and found that the wheel sensors on these models set a code when dirty. I took all sensors out, cleaned, and put back ...
1999 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Compressor VIN: 1LNHM81W5X
This customer has a problem with the AC system. It has push button controls for the heat and air system. When you turn on the AC the compressor won't kick in for about 10 minutes and after this 10 minute period it works fine but you have to wait this first 10 ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L Exhaust VIN: WDBGA51E8N
This car smokes out tail pipe on a cold start or accelleration after sitting at stop. and is consuming engine oil. I have inpected the air pump galley cap in the left cylinder and it is intact. Ideas welcome for why this car would start burning oil after a cha...
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...
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AK3445W
this car came in with p1494 evap code stored in pcm. checked codes with genesis , could not get into bi directional control with genesis scan tool, every time i went to activate solenoid with scan tool and it said no communication. i could check codes and data... Trouble codes: P1494 (evap vent solenoid switch or mechanical fault)
1997 Nissan Quest XE 3.0L cam sensor VIN: 4N2DN119VD
I am assembling a distributor for a Nissan Quest 3.0. There is a inturruptor plate inside that can be assembled in two positions - one of them will be upsidedown. The only difference I see Is the inner ring has one slot that is larger than the other 5. Anyone ...
1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Instrument panel lights VIN: 1G3GR62C4S
I put a headlight in for my nieghbor a few weeks ago and all of sudden he says the dash board (instruments only) lights don't work. It gets stranger, when you turn the lights on the information panel goes dark. I am reluctant to start probing wires as to the t...
1978 Other European Silvershadow 412CID blower/ comp. VIN: SRG3364111
after job was done, took vehicle for a test drive and system turned off, check fuse blown, replace fuse, still no power to compressor or blower; Does anyone in the i-atn family have an a/c wireing schemactic for this vehicle for me to follow. Thanks a million ...
1993 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.8L No Start VIN: 1GMDU06LXP
This van came in on a hook. Has no spark. Had injector drive. Van has an alarm/security system which we removed. Ran all test (all Data/Mitchell) showed ignition module bad Replaced module. Still won't run Tested ignition a second and third time. Everythi... Trouble codes: 17 (crank rpm shorted), 18 (crank signal open/no signal), 21 (tps ckt high), 37 (maf sensor or circuit too low), 42 (est problem open/clsd loop-open exhaust 02-rich)
1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L battery VIN: 1G2HX52K7S
found battery going dead over weekend. found electrical draw present. began removing fuses and relays. disconnected body control module, ecm, alternator, trunk latch and trunk light, etc. cannot think of anything else to disconnect yet draw is still present. f...
1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L poor starting VIN: 1G2JB1248V
must crank engine for long periods before it starts. usually after shut off for 1 hour or longer or over night. seems to struggle to get running smoothley when it does start. almost like it is somewhat loaded up. appears to start easier if holding accelerator ...
1994 Saab 900 S 2.3L Surge VIN: YS3DD55B5R
Hi all. This is a first owner car, that ran faltlessly since it was registered. On Friday the owner called for help as the car surges and the road assistance doesn't want to touch Saabs. It was towed in, with the engine surging randomaly. It happens while driv...
2000 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L Engine VIN: YS3EH48G7Y
Hello we dont work on many Saabs but this problem didnt seem to hard.Customers complaint was awhining noise underhood.Thought the noise was coming from the engine belt & accesories but it isnt.The noise is still there with the belt off.After the car runs for f...
1993 Toyota T100 3.0L speedometer VIN: JT4VD10A2P
Speedometer does not work when vehicle is first driven. 93 Toyota T100 pick-up, 3.0L V-6, automatic. After a few miles it starts working. I tested it on the lift. There is a pattern from the trans mounted VSS(using vantage). Snap-on scanner reads MPH when spee...
1993 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAVN13D4P
This truck has been worked on several times over the last couple years. Code 71 EGR system keeps coming back. We have cleared code and code wont return. We are trying to rectify the problem once and for sure. Valve holds vacuum, and sounds like it moves ok. Th... Trouble codes: 71 (EGR system prob)
1999 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JT2BG28K4X
This vehicle came from another shop about 1 mo. ago. Rough idle, hesitation on accelleration, above misfire codes. Shop had previously replaced plug wires and 1-4 ignition coil, and car was running good. Then misfire started again, same codes. After examinatio... Trouble codes: P0301, P0304, P0300
2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEGH20V11
No data for air/fuel ratio sensors. Post cat O2 sensors seem to sweep okay. Has anybody seen the Cat fail at this low of mileage. The inside of the cat looks to be in place and the O2 sensors themselves are normal looking, slightly brownish black with the post... Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst efficiency low bank 1), P0430 (catalyst efficiency low bank 2)
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L brake pads, rotors VIN: 3VWBB61C5W
THIS CAR EATS BRAKE PADS, one side at a time. hello, first time we repaired this vehicles was 6/11/04 the customer had just purchased it, the right rear brake pads and rotor were shot, the left side looked new, we replaced the caliper, rotor and pads for the r...

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1997 Audi A4 1.8L transmission fluid VIN: WAUBB88D8V
Thank for everyone help me, this vehicle never change transmission very dirty, I don't know why the dealer said this fluid is lifetime. And I found out this website show me how to change ATF and filter.
1992 BMW 525i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WBAHD63XNB
The vehicle is fixed. The new MAF did it. I did check the MAF output with the new MAF and it was still reading 2.3 volts. That part I dont understand.Thanks for all the help.
1997 BMW 740i 4.4L drive clutches VIN: WBAGF8320V
One person mentioned a stuck ball in the valve body (which I had read about and thought this would be the problem). In fact all the replies mentioned a problem of some kind with the valve body. Steve Switkop seemed to be the most knowledgeable on this transmis...
1992 Buick Roadmaster 5.7L No ignition fire VIN: 1G4BN5370N
This one I will never forget! Thanks for all the response, but this was a strange one. After retesting everything many times, and check everything that could be checked, went all the way back and put a scope on the wiring and started at the battery and traced ...
2000 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1G4HR54K5Y
Well I would like to start by thanking everyone for their input. Just a quick recap.. Customers complaint was that brake pedal would fade on initial brake apply after changing directions but only the first time, everytime. also a side note that the tire monito...
1995 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GCCS144S8
Thanks for the help sent. the diagnostics on this s10 is pending. I have to reevaluate the egr system again. Every one seems to point to the egr system.Will repost if the fix arrises.
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC5242V
Thanks for all the replies,especially Jimmy from North Carolina,Joe from Texas and James from New York.The fix was to replace the IAC valve.The PCM was commanding the IAC closed but the valve was actually not closing.I did not realize that the PCM would shut o... Trouble codes: P0507.
2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Accessories VIN: 1G1ND52J8Y
thank you to all who replied I replaced the ignition switch as many of you suggested and that seems to have taken care of the problems thanks again
1950 Chrysler Windsor 4.1L Unknown
Thank you to all that replied. i was able to fix a few wires, but ran out of time. Cust will return at a later date. Thanx again.
1988 Chrysler LeBaron 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1C3BC56D8J
found a bad wire to the injector it must have been making intermitten contact repaired wire and all is well Trouble codes: 12.
1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.8L windshield wipers
All three replys were right on the money bcm. Thank each of you. My kids thank you to, they say I am mean at times, have to learn to leave problems at work. thanks again mike [...]
1999 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L Stall
I borrowed a different scanner and was able to get codes out of the computer one of which was a crankshaft postion sensor code. I replaced the crank position sensor and that has reapired the problem. Thanks everyone for your suggestions and help.
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Fuel Gauge VIN: 3B7KF2363X
Hello Everyone. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I have been extremely busy. I actually did not have the truck back in my shop since I posted the help request. I received 5 replies, three were pertinent to the problem. Thanks to Paul, (yes, it was a...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L engine VIN: 1B7HC16Y9Y
foune a badly sludged engine, took off gering caps and all were worn to brass backings. put in a r/c engine. customer was very happy.
2002 Dodge Durango Sport 4.7L cooling VIN: 1B4HS38N72
Thanks for the help on this one. Checked for head gasket leak, no leak there. Ended up being a faulty cap, had a leak causing a vacuum which had enough pressure to push the antifreeze out of the over flow. I guess gravity and pressure plays a part in this one....
1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU32X8T
The only thing we could come up with was that we needed to do a leak down test on the two cylinders in question.Customer was not willing to go to the expense.Thank you everyone for your help.Kurt Trouble codes: P0302, P0305.
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L heating VIN: 1FAFP53U4X
We are really unsure still of what caused this problem but we replaced the engine and everything is now ok. Thanks for everyone's help.
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Engine oiling VIN: 1FDXE40F2X
Thanks for all the replies. We decided to take the oil cooler off and check the pressure relief valve. Sure enough. It was stuck open. We took it apart, cleaned and polished the bore. It had a good sized burr on it. After reassembly, oil pressure is good. I do...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTNX2OF5Y
sorry for taking so long to get back to you guys i've been waiting to hear from my friend rick that i'm helping on this truck to see what else he found he has put it on the back burner for now. he did tell me he replaced the pulg on the icp with a new end seam... Trouble codes: 1211 (icp pressure lower than desired).
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CKS8W8Y
There were several good suggestions. From the wiring harness to the TPS to the APS. Three of the actual 5 replies were correct. The accelerator position sensor turned out to be the culprit. After stripping the wiring harness and ohming all the wires to the PCM... Trouble codes: P1125 (electronic throttle control limit performance), P1295 (etc power management), P1523 (throttle actuator control return performance), P1515 (commandvsactual tp correlation tac module).
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L cruise VIN: 1J4G278OYT
Hello Group, Most all reply's pointed to the brake switch. I was not sure about the inputs that were supposed to be coming from the brake switch. I did not have a ground signal on the L-53(brown) circuit. This jeep is fixed with a new brake switch! Thanks fo...
2002 Kia Rio 1.5L Mechanical VIN: KNADC12332
The car actually went to a wrecker for a used engine for a cheaper price. Everyone knows how that goes, after figuring estimates ten differant ways. Anyway I just wanted to see if this was 'normal?' Unfortunatley it looks like it is!!! Moral of the storey, Rep...
1994 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Intermitten engine start VIN: 1LNLM81W4R
I would like to thank everyone who responed. one think about iatn members we are ready to help. I found out that the fuel pump and EEC relay was over heating and causing the intermitten to the fuel pump unit. I replaced both relay, and the customer is very hap...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA22EXS
Vehicle has not as of yet returned to conclude the fix. We will be looking closely at the air shut off valve and the operation of the oxygen sensor on live data as you suggested. Will post when vehicle is fixed. Trouble codes: P0411.
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L a/c clutch VIN: 2MELM74W4S
this was very intermented problem after testing 12ways to sunday we found pcm not seeing pressure switch on so it did not turn off wot cutout relay replaced pcm all is good
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 2MELM75W7S
Well I recieved some helpful replies but I was unable to catch the vehicle in the act with the scanner hooked up. After prying some more info from our customer, we decided to put a MAF sensor on it. Well 3 weeks has gone buy and we've heard nothing negative fr...
1993 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L No Start
the computer was actually bad it took a while to get the replacement ecu .the replies said to check the pins with a wiring diagram to check for shorts.did that and everything was fine,thanks for all the support.
1990 Pontiac Grand Prix LE 3.1L Running Rich VIN: 1G2WJ54T6L
Most people suggested the FPR,which was O.K. Turned out to be a really,really badly leaking injector. After pulling fuel rail,turned key on and one injector was pissing like an old racehorse. Thanks for all the help.
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L head lamps, ac blower, cooling fan VIN: 162WJ52M2X
I would like to thank everyone who responded. It was a great help. Our problem turned out to be the ignition switch. My tech checked the voltage at the blower fuse and had only 4 volts at all speeds except high. He changed the ignition switch and everything wo...
2002 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L Radio VIN: 3G7DB03E32
Thanks for everyone's repley. everyone was right we got a tech2 and set the vin from the bcm to the pcm and radio and airbag light was fixed. drove around in circles and compass was recalibrated. thanks again
1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L Oil in intake VIN: WPOAB0966K
The car will be back when the customer has time to deal with it. The most logical response I got back keyed on the dirty oil issue with excessive moisture in the bottom of the tank. We may have had an ice blockage problem in the bottom of the tank! Since the t...
1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L climate control VIN: WPOZZ99ZSS
I finally figure it out thanks to Dominique at Eurosport. The problems with alternator could cause the A/C module to burn out. The alternator was passing fine on avr tester, but on the scope the diode pattern at idle was jumping all over the place. I did volta...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L gauges VIN: JT2BG22K3V
ok we fixed this sucker-after tearing apart the whole car-we narrowed it down to a junction block 28 under the glove box- red wire-w-lt blue trace was shorted out-followed the harness back into the engine compartment behind the engine where egr tube was - we f...
1998 Toyota T100 SR5 3.4L engine VIN: JT4UN24D4W
Well guys after many hours of what ifs? We took the heads back off the truck only to find that the head gaskets were flipped and was blocking the big water port. Thanks for your help this is our first Toyota pickup and there for awhile we were swearing it woul...
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