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1999 BMW Z3 M Coupe 3.2L Engine VIN: WBSCM9337X
Hi group, We have this BMW Z-3 first time customer to our shop. The customer is complaining, car is burning oil. We checked Compression OK. We checked for external oil leak , non found. We removed all spark plugs and they all have carbon deposit. We would like...
2000 BMW 740i 4.4L Outside Air Temp VIN: WBAGG834XY
Hi Guy and Gals I am trying to locate the A/C "Outside Air Temperature Sensor" on this 2000 740i. Scantool data stream says -45 degrees celsius. The Dealer says it's on the left front corner of the vehicle. I have removed the bellypan and both plastic inner fe...
1972 Chevrolet CORVETTE 350CID power steering
this car came in with poor power assist, this is most noticeable during parking/slow speed situations.the above parts had all been replaced by outher shops, one shop back home (in hawaii) installed all new hydraulics ( due to leakage) and the problem started t...
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W6S
Vehical came in with Po 341, engine severly missfiring. Previous shop broke disributor ear installing dist cap. I installed new dist housing as per Alldata and Shop Key. I am absolutly possitive distributor is indexed corecly " rotor pointing toward the tiny n... Trouble codes: P0341
1997 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L front suspension VIN: 1GNDX06EXV
please help us ut here, we cant make this thing make the noise on the rack, but it is there, we cant see anything loose, we have soaked every bolt with pb blaster and we have put a wrench on every bolt on this vehicle and everything is tight. please help we ar...
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC1240V
Hello All, Got a real stumper for me this time. I'm hoping I'm just missing something easy. This vehicle came to us with no history as a repo and a no start. Upon some inspection, I found that someone had managed to jam a 3-wire engine harness connector into a...
1998 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1Y1SK5282W
Engine will vary from multiple light misfires to two second loss of power. Will do it at no load high rpm to all conditions driving. It is intermittent, but will act up to some degree within a 10 blocks of driving.Any known problems with these vehicles. Is it ...
1998 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Stall, MIL Lamp on, Severe spark knock VIN: 1GBHG31R0W
This Van was toed in a few months ago, the engine was blown, we replace with a NEW engine. After we had a sever spark knock , and a stall. We got the codes out and got P1345 , so we did diagnostic, and found the desired timing was out of spec, we replaced the ... Trouble codes: P1345 (Crank/Cam Correlation Problemb)
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L coolant fan VIN: 1G1JC12462
car came in with an overheating compaint when at idle and going up hills.i ran the car and noticed the fans were staying on and the lower hose was ice cold, replaced the thermostat and same thing, so i put the scanner on it and the coolant was only at 190 and ...
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L overheats VIN: 2G1WF52E03
Vehicle came in with "Service Vehicle Soon" light on (not SES light). Engine is overheating and cooling fans will not come on. Checked all relays, wireing, fans etc. can force the fans on with snap-on scanner (except when engine is too hot, then scanner displa...
1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L cooling system VIN: 2C3HE66G2X
Hello,This car started overheating last fall and we put in a new Chry thermostat and owner had no problems until this spring. We replaced thermostat with another Chry unit and the radiator and flushed cooling system -car still overheats. I then pulled off the ...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L No Second Gear VIN: 3B7HF13Z1W
Transmission has no second gear while shifting or manually. Everything else appears normal. No Codes, Gov. pressure OK. Am I looking for a bad solenoid are what?
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L No Start VIN: 1D7HA18N73
I am posting for another shop. I may end up having to work on this in my shop yet. I am looking for ideas for a no spark condition after new motor install. I do not have info for 2003 vehicles and may not even be able to scan the vehicle if it comes to my shop...
1988 Ford Bronco II XL 2.9L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMCU1214J
SOS!! Im getting whipped here...Bronco cant fight its way out of a bag. It has no power and on occasion will surge and stall. Customer has replaced cap rotor wires fuel filter and ISC motor and MAP. These are the results of my tests...fuel pressure good, base ...
1994 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L wipers
I have a 94 crown vic. that has wipers standing straight up on the windshield when parking. I went through the "wipers will not park" test on alldata and was told to replace the wiper control module under the change.I then hunted through alldata and ...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP52U3S
I have been through ALL the archives for similar problems and checked all related. Nothing found that could be the problem. The last TEST AA11-Isolate short in PCM. No breakout box, had PCM connected during this test, back probed the wiring, disconnected the I...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L Stall VIN: 1FTSE34S8W
HELLO TECHS, Could use some help on this Ford. Customer pulls a heavy trailer and is scared to drive this van like that because it will just shut off going down the interstate and of course he loses power steering and brakes when this occurs. He claims he can...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Lacks Power VIN: 1FTNW21L1X
DIYer strikes again, I got this truck in last week for a day, with multiple problems that all supposedly started after the local dealer had it in for an exhaust manifold job. I see no evidence of a new manifold so either he has been riding around with this pro... Trouble codes: 1401 (DPFE Hi Voltage)
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L steering gear VIN: 1FTYR10VXX
There is a knocking noise in the front end while driving at any speed hitting small bumps and does not matter if turning. Sounds like a loose shock. Removed shocks and noise was still there. I am able to duplicate the noise if I rock the vehicle back and forth...
2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L powertrain
hi techs: i would like some info on code p0732 .I know it is gear 2 incorrect ratio but i do not have any info that explains what is happening here .any help would be appreciated . phil
1997 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L Shoes 13 x 3.5 VIN: 1GTHG35R6V
Hi there my fellow wizards, I have this GMC van in my shop for a routine four wheel brake job. The rear brakes are the culprit in that they keep hanging up. We replaced the shoes(aftermarket), hardware(aftermarket) and machined the drums. Of course we lubed th...
1999 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L flasher VIN: 1GKDT13W4X
My flasher keeps going even though my signal light is in the neutral position.. when I press the brake it stops sometimes.. also when I play with the multi function switch I can get it to stop..
2002 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L high idle VIN: 1GTHG35R92
seems to idle at about 2000 rpm all the time, hot or cold, only has a iac code, has new g.m. iac. did not make any difference. no other problems other than high idle
2000 Isuzu Amigo S 3.2L Head lights VIN: 4S2CM57W5Y
Hello to all. Thanks for your time. This Amigo came to us towed in with a dead battery and complaint of the headlights coming on by themselves or staying on with switch turned off. Charged and tested the battery and found it bad. Installed new battery, upon co...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DM58W81
checked oxygen sensors on both banks. found sensors work as normal operation. after a few minutes one of the sensors, not both at the same time, will drop off to zero. It will alternate which bank shows zero volts from the pre cat oxygen sensors. both sensors ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0151, P0131
1985 Jaguar XJ12 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, High Idle VIN: SAJJDALW4C
This car had been sitting for last 8 months. Previous owner passed away.We got it out of a warehouse to get it running for the heir.After dumping old fuel,installing new battery and all tuning items she fired up.Our problem is a high idle. We smoked engine for...
1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: SAJHX1743S
hello techs i have this jag here with no spark from #5 & #6 cylinders.check power at coil good check injector pulse good,check wiring from coils to ecm good.swap coils still no spark at these was sitting for a couple months ran fine when stored.a...
1996 Jaguar XJS 2+2 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJNX2740T
Customer angry at dealer. Sent customer to dealer for EGR code and transmission limp home codes P0727 & P1775, those codes ARE NOT present at this time. Dealer performed open recalls and did a "tuneup" according to dealer invoice. MIL Light on now. The PO121 r... Trouble codes: P0121 (Throttle position sensor/switch range perf problem), P0400
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB77230
hello group car came in ,,she wanted a basic tune-up...check engine lite was on...had code po171,,,followed diagnostic tree found leak on plenum gasket. replaced it no more leaks cleared light,,,car came back for same code..did the diag, chart and measured all... Trouble codes: P0171
1986 Mazda B2000 2.0L clutch, transmission VIN: JM2UF1111G
This truck was traded in to a used car lot that I do some work for the previous owner just had another shop put a new clutch in it about a month ago. I do not know if this is the reason a clutch was put in it or if the problem just started after the clutch was...
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2212S
Hi All Thanks for taking a minute to look at this post. I appreciate any and all help. What I have is my daughters boy friends 95 mazda melina with a code 1402, and I am having trouble getting any info, what little I did get made me belive I had a bad egr po... Trouble codes: 1402 (manafacture specific egr)
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L Reverse VIN: WDBFA61E1M
Hi Guys The owner of this car has been having trouble with the reverse engagement on it since he purchased it four years ago. The problem started as no reverse engagement every twenty or so times. When this occured he would put the car in park, shut it off, a...
1993 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 4M2DV11W8P
vehicle has obvious misfire with mil light that started out intermittantly but progressed to steady .I traced misfire to # 5 cylinder. I suspect it has a bad fuel injector especially since the ecm sees an electrical problem here also. This may actually be a no... Trouble codes: 51 (fuel injector circuit)
2000 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Brakes VIN: 1MEFM55S3Y
Thanks for the help in advance, One of my co-workers has a int. problem with the brake pedal being hard (the feeling of no power assist), He has since put on new frt brakes with new rotors , resurfaced the rear drums and adjusted them up with no apparrent chan...
1969 Pontiac Gran Prix 428CID ignition VIN: 276579P159
Having trouble figuring this one out. Noticed the shop that last worked on this one set up distributor based on right front cylinder as #1. Then it just got weird after that. So, I redid it with the standard chevy way, left front cylinder as #1 and normal chev...
2001 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G2JD12T01
Hello all, this one should be fairly straight forward but I am currently up in the air. The car came in 1 week ago, scan test revealed the P1441a code, suspected ghost, cleared and roadtested, appeared to actuate purge valve properly, could not run drive cycle... Trouble codes: P441
2001 Renault Laguna 1870CC car looses power VIN: VF1BGOG062
Hi All, I am having problems with my code reader with this model of car I can get into the cars E,C,M, but the amount of data, & information that I get is very Spartan, I get the codes that the ECM is listing but cannot make movies or programe the Scanner to w...
1993 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L slave cylinder VIN: 0YS3CK65B2
Vehicle originally came in with a blown clutch disc. Replace clutch assembly and had flywheel machined. Left original slave cylinder in at that time. One day later the clutch pedal would not return and slave cylinder could be seen not working while operating t...
1994 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L compressor VIN: JT3AC14R7R
This van will cool for a few minutes, then compressor keeps cycling off. Driving, it stops cooling all together. Pressures look fine, we replaced expansion valve, dryer and correct amount of r134 2.6 lbs. I was wondering about pressure switch. I am not sure ab...
1996 Toyota Tercel DX 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2AC52L3T
Vehicle came in 7/2004 with PO420. Followed troubleshooting chart. Led me to r&r convertor. Vehicle returned a couple of months later with same code. Customer was advised to replace O2 sensor. Customer did not want to spend the money, so I would turn mil off e... Trouble codes: P0420
1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN87R7X
We have been servicing this vehicle over an extended period of time due to the customer not being able to bring the vehicle easily.First the converter was replace & everything was good for awhile & later we replace the frotnt A/F sensor due to MIL light.The MI... Trouble codes: P0171
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K61
This car keeps setting a Evap control code. I went through the diagnostic proceedure which condemned the canister (It was leaking) Now I don't have any leaks the I can find. But when testing I show no vacuum on the pressure sensor. I do however get vacuum buil... Trouble codes: P0440 (EVAP control system)
1993 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L No Start, Cuts out
Hi VW-Techs & follows ! Car was towed in with no start condition. check & found fuel pump was not running and no spark. try to communicate with AST scanner & VW+Audi software no communation all the time even touched terminals together still no data available. ...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start
Build date: 3/96 First, I am sorry for the lack of info. I am posting this for a good friend with a bad DSL line. The problem he is having is the vehicle came in with no spark. It does have injector pulse. There is no trigger to the coil. He has check all i...
1996 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.4L fuel system VIN: WV1EG0705T
This vehicle came in with hard start, rough idle and black exhaust on heavy acceration. We have checked the glow plugs and had the injectors sent out to be checked and cleaned. We did a compression test but I was unable to find and specs for this vehicle in mi...
1997 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L transaxle VIN: WVWGG83A7V
hey guy's i'm having a problem with this passat. i have a intermitant noise coming from trans. engine is running at idle clutch is out, sounds like gears are bouncing back and forth on each other. if you push the clutch in it goes away and if clutch let back o...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE29M1X
Hello fellow warriors, Need a little assistance on this VW. Mitchell does not show any troubleshooting info on code 342. In fact, it does not even tell where to locate the camshaft sensor. The scary thing is it may not even have a problem with that area if it... Trouble codes: P0342 (Camshaft position sensor circuit low input)
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCA21C7X
got this car from an auction, can not communicate with the ecm, k wire will not switch to b+ , tried removing the radio(it is a factory radio), tried disconnecting all other controls units= abs,comfort contol, insrumewnt cluster, and even the ecm itself and st...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA23B2Y
Check engine light on. Trouble codes: P0411

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1988 Acura Legend L 2.7L No Start VIN: JH4KA4658J
Well... Thank you for the numerous repies. We will never learn the true fate of the weird clicking noises this vehicle exibits. Those who took a shot at it said that grounds are a big problem with these cars. Apparently there are a number of grounds on the e... Trouble codes: 15 (Ignition output signal circuit).
1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Oil cooler VIN: WAUBG34D7W
A lot of great replies; Sounds like these are prone for leaking. We found the coolant pipe (077-117-411-A) was cracked from heat and age. We replaced this as well as resealed the oil cooler and leak is repaired. Time consuming job. Took my tech 10 hours includ...
1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Surge, Stall VIN: 1G4HP52L2R
The majority of replies said PCM .With all the comments about the PCM , I could have sold it as preventive maintenance . Others had mentioned the engine wiring harness,which I had pulled. And also the common problem on grounds around the ignition module.One of... Trouble codes: 341 (cam sensor circuit).
1989 Cadillac Allante 4.5L Battery VIN: 1G6VR3187K
Thank you for all the replies. One thing I have found to be true is that most cars have the same pattern failures and the place to find them is this network. [...] hit it right on the head. There is a factory arm and disarm switch in each door. You can chec...
1992 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1GCEK14H5N
thanks for all of your suggestion. i list this as fixed , but it is only (considerably better) as the customer puts it. i did check for vacuum leaks. all was ok. tried a new computer, didn't change anything . completely closed off egr. swapped a good tbi unit ...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
thanks for all the replies after scoping the motor, and finding perfect primary ignition, a very odd clyinder balance and secondary ignition patterns we looked into fuel. all the misfires were mostly cyliners 2,4 and 6. we hooked up the fuel pressure guage and... Trouble codes: P00, 300 (random misfire).
1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L engine VIN: 1GNDM19W2W
Thanks to all who replied. It turns out that the cam to crank sensor relationship is in spec so we left the dist. alone. I was finally able to get the start and die problem to repeat by moving the tilt column. We replaced th VATS sensor and igntion switch. The...
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L RR wheel cylnder VIN: 1GNDXO6E9W
Thanks to all who replied escpecially Kent [...] who hit the nail on the head. I removed the line and it looked like a crack at the bottom of the flare after I put the line under a lighted magnifier could I see the split . The split would open up under...
1999 Chevrolet KODIAC 7.2L park brake alarm module VIN: C7XJ105931
well guys it's like this,it is fixed!!we started all over.when the dtc's are displayed there is other info displayed as well.after dtc 01,you also get a voltage reading recorded at the time the code was recorded.dtc 02 also gives voltage and a pressure reading...
1989 Chrysler New Yorker 3.0L Hydraulic System VIN: 1C3BC4639K
Good Afternoon ! Well I have I fix But going to sumerize on what the end result was. Replaced blown brake lines , bleed system and pedal was mush, and low. Line locked all corners and determined system problem was upstream. Replaced master and rebleed syst...
1994 Chrysler Concorde 3.3L tcm VIN: 2C3EL56T9R
After I rechecked everything i found when the instrument cluster wasnt working right i was losing power to one fuse replaced the ignition switch and that took care of the problem thank you to all that helped
1995 Chrysler New Yorker 3.5L shifting
Well I have fixed this vehicle, I had many excellent replies most of which pointed to a mechanical hardware failure ie.. snap ring broke, stripped splines. Since the trans came from the automotive recyclers I just exchanged the trans for another. This trans ha...
1996 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.5L Camshaft VIN: 2C3HD56F8T
Thanks everybody who responded. I decided to get the special tool, it had to come from out of the city, so it took a day. I decided to order it mainly on the fact that I didn't want to have to do the whole job all over again. As some had responded that I HAD t...
1998 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, no power VIN: 4C3AU52N0W
sorry i took so long to post a fix, i had a busy weekend. i would like to thank everyone for their replies.a speical thanks to john and bob you were wright the flywheel was cracked around the center and had moved 3/4',no noise,runout good.when we ask the costo...
1999 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Backfire Cold VIN: 1B7FL26X1X
Thanks For Your Help. We Had 8 Replys To Help. Steve [...] All Said To Watch Th O/2 Close. We Still See No Problem With It But Tried New One From Dealer And Truck Ran Great This Morning. Some Others Said Fuel Preasure Or Secondar...
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7KC23Z82
Remanufactured heads are installed and all is well now. Further interviewing of the driver revealed lack of maintenance so I suspect oil degradation and depletion were direct causes. Thanks to all who responded, most of your input was very helpful. Trouble codes: P0306 (Cylinder 6 misfire).
1965 Ford Thunderbird 430CID Heater core
Many thanks! I recieved 15 replies at last count. The job calls for 1.7 hours, we bid it at 3 for rust and corrosion. The procedure is as follows: Motors manual says, 1-Remove lower instrument panel and right-hand trim panel from shift console. 2-Disconnect de...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L door locks
hi all well gem module corrected problem and car and customer are happy. Thanks to all who replied and have a good day.
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR14X5V
I am thankful for all the replies I recieved. Most mentioned the intake gaskets and the furl regulator. There was a small leak at the intake gaskets so I replaced the gaskets and flowed and cleaned all te injectors-No more check engine light but the fuel trim ... Trouble codes: P0172, P0174.
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L intake manifold VIN: 2FM2A5142X
because of an email from one of you gentlemen, we used the thicker gasket and solved the problem. dennis
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L 4wd VIN: 1FTSX31S4X
Thank you guys so much! Just as all of you said it was encoder motor on the transfer case. I had no diagnostics to prove it except for you guys telling me that is probably what it is. Replaced it everything good. Thanks again!!!
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Steering Rack
Thank You For all 6 replies, I tried all the suggestionsnone worked. I replaced the pressure hose. It seemed towork for a week. It's suppose to be back tomorrow for thesame problem. Will see what's going then. Again thank Youto those who took time to reply. Go...
2001 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L engine VIN: 2FMZA57431
We replaced the lifters after a run-around w/ the warranty company & the noise is gone.Finally.Thank you all.
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWX32F73
Hi Guy's Calling this one fix. Excellent input from all of you. What I found was a bad weather pack connector at the IPR. The computer does put in a fixed value if there is sensor problem but not high enough to start the truck. I had good power and what I thou... Trouble codes: P1283 (Injection pressure reg), P1212 (ICP not as expected), P1211 (ICP pressure above/below desired).
1997 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 6.5L miss fire VIN: 1GCGK29F0V
as it turns out this junk yard engine has some issues.some one had #5 & 6 injecter lines reversed on the pump. There were some injecter problems also. now with it running somewhat properly there are some other noises from the engine that we dont think should b...
1997 Honda Civic DX 1.6L speedometer VIN: 2HGEJ6342V
Sorry it took so long to close but we were unable to find a fix so I was hoping to get more responses. We tried everything that was suggested in the responses we received and found nothing to fix the problem. We were able to duplicate the speedo failure regula...
2003 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Surge VIN: 5FNRL18503
this one had the broken wires at the ps switch. many replies were right on. thank you. what a great tool. Trouble codes: P0505.
1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L TCS light on VIN: JNKBY31D0V
We got three posts indicating that relay failures are common and ABS unit failures are not. We tested by supplying power and ground directly to the motor and it did not respond. We concluded we have a bad ABS unit. We found a used one and thereby dodged a $160...
1988 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.6L Stall VIN: JAACM18EXJ
well several issue combine into one...thank foe all those who replied.. 1-first off the fuel pump would (spool up) after about 20-30sec...the fix was a bad fuel pressure regulator.. 2- the fuel pump would loose power after about 2 mins... i would have powe...
1974 Jaguar XKE 5.3L Cylinder Liners VIN: UE1S244160
Thanks for the eighteen replies! The sealer of choice from the majority who replied was Hylomar, followed by Wurth DP300 and Curil. We used Hylomar (available from the dealer or Worldpac). I was also sternly admonished by Ken [...] for not using the liner ho...
1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Front Suspension VIN: 1J4FT68S0X
Wow! 17 replies... And All are good suggestions... however, as I stated in my post, this vehicle did not do this before I worked on it. An old family friend of mine whom I've known for almost all of my life taught me to use a form of deductive logic while work...
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L pressure regulator VIN: JM1TA221XS
thanks lloyd, clay, dan [...], and joe shilling. all of these replies seemed so universal stating that the filter is clogged, clay even said 'something is coming apart', and joe even called (a friend and long time aquaintence that owns a local prem...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L Runs very rich VIN: WDBCA37D7F
Thanks for all the help. All of the suggestions were helpful. Thanks especially to David Poole for taking time to call. I have not gotten the car running quite right yet, but I'll let yall know the fix when I do.
1993 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L Unknown VIN: 4M2DV11WGP
IATN comes through again. Two of the replies were for the starter drive spring being bad and the drive hitting the ring gear on turns. We opened the front doors and rocked the vehicle violently side to side with the engine idling and sure enough, there was the...
1999 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AY11A9X
Most of the replies pointed to a dead computer unfortunatly the customer did not want to fix the car. Thanks again for everyone's help.
1995 Plymouth Voyager SE 3.3L Front axle seals VIN: 2P4GH45R1S
Leaks are fixed!! Took van back to transmission shop to inspect bearings, etc... resealed both cones. Drove one week and right side stopped leaking but left kept leaking. Removed and found very small 'nick' out of left housing where seal is mounted. Replaced...
1997 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L Dash VIN: 2P4FP2534X
Hi guys! Don't you just love this system? LOL Oh, This vehicle was suppose to have showed up last week. It finally came in today. We did find the problem. I'm sorry that I don't recall the tech who gave us the information but it was just about on the butto...
1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L blend door VIN: 1G2HX52K2T
I had three replies. Two of them said that the blend door motor was bad, and one sugested that something was stuck in the door itself causing the door to not move all of the way. I do not think this is the case since the boss said he could see the door go all ...
1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.4L oiling system VIN: 1G2JD12TTO
We checked valve stem hieght and valve spring pressure, they were all within specification. But we did find that on a rebuilt cylinder head it was missing the valve rotators that are used only on the 'intake valves'. Evidently, according to rebuilder spec.s th...
1987 Porsche 944 2.5L Starting VIN: WP0AB0944H
Well the Porsche is fixed.We had 4 replies telling about a shield for reference sensor. We saw this bulletin early on. It didn't apply to this vehicle. There was a lot of noise in this refernce circuit only during cranking. When running it was fine. Crank sens...
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