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1989 Acura Legend L 2.7L crankshaft bolt VIN: JH4KA4564K
Hello all, I'm trying to do a timing belt service on this vehicle. The directions on AllData keep referring to the crankshaft bolt as a "Special Bolt", and one part of the procedure seems to imply that it is a left hand thread bolt. I can't find any info tha...
1999 Audi A4 1.8L abs VIN: WAUBB28D9X
hello i have a problem trying to recode a used abs punp i have the code it is 00021 i beleive for auto trans. but i am using ross-tech vag-com and it is asking for a login # this is what i cant find does any one know what this number is. thanks for any help ma...
1995 BMW 540i 4.0L asc VIN: WBAHE6322S
This car is from a car lot here. The ASC (tracion control) warning light on the dash is on & the salesman complains that the car will at times not have enough power to move out of it's own way. I found one fault code in the ABS fault memory. It is 38 - Choke v...
1997 BMW 328is 2.8L No Start VIN: WBABG232XV
Intermittently, when the customer tries to start the car it cranks, but will not start until the start process has been attempted usually about three times. On the third or second try, the engine will start immediately. The first thing we checked was for fuel ... Trouble codes: 234 (Cat Inefficiency Cylinders 4-6), 83 (Crank Pos. Sensor), 35 (Secondary Air pump Relay)
1989 Buick Regal Custom 2.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 2G4WB14WXK
When vehicle gets to full temp it will stall and stumble and when it stalls out it wll not resart .Check for spark and fuel after stall and both up to specs.
1994 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1G4CU5213R
customers' car at idle or acceleration will have a light miss, 1 week ago, we changed the spark plugs, fuel filter and performed a fuel system cleaning, the recommendations were made based on the fact that when the vehicle was scoped, 2 to 3 cylinders were fou...
1996 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1G4AG55M9T
Need a little advise please, have a 1996 buick 3.1 came in with low power on accel reinstalled egr (on backwards), replaced tps. Perfomance was a little better after repairs but not much scanner shows a lot of knock sensor noise and any time you accelerate tim...
1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Air Ride Suspension VIN: 1G6KD52BXR
Hey Everyone, We've Got This Deville In With A Air Suspension Problem. The Info Center Has A Service Air Sespension Message Coming Up On The Dash. I Pulled Codes And Found I039. The Problem Is The Relay Has Already Been Installed To Bypass The RSS Module By Th...
1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Steering VIN: 1G6KY5499X
Hello Cadi techs, I installed a steering wheel position sensor on this vehicle & know the service stabilty system comes up on the display. I checked for codes & code is C1283. Most guys say i did not install the sensor properly. Does any body have the proper p...
1994 Chevrolet W4 Tiltmaste 5.7L starter solenoid circuit VIN: 4KBB4BAXRJ
No wiring schematics,relay, or component location info from AllData or ADS as this is bigger than a 1 ton. I am trying to find out where the wiring from the ign. switch crank (blk/wh 10 ga.) goes to on it's way to becoming a white wire at the starter solenoid ...
1996 Chevrolet Corsica 3.1L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1G1LD55M2T
This car is from a local used car dealer. I'm dealing with an idle surge shortly after start up. I've checked fuel pressure/volume and for a leaking regulator-all ok. Spark plugs are brand new Autolite double platnium. Wires are oem. I've been watching scan da... Trouble codes: P0420 (CAT Efficiency)
1997 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1FP22P2V
hey guys thanks in advance for taking time out of your busy scheldule. vehicle came in with check engine light and egr code malfuction code. checked out system and replaced egr with new. now that's fine. customer wanted to do maintenance due to age. performed ... Trouble codes: P0135, P0155, P0133, P0153
1999 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L abs system VIN: 1G1YY22G4X
apparently i filled this out wrong.sorry,its the first time.
2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L 2nd gear accelration at 40-50% load from 15-25 mph VIN: 1G1NE52J5Y
original complaint was for surging on highway between 55 and 70 mph on light accel. This surging was originally very duplicateable on the highway before the trans replacement and also trans was slipping and chattering on takeoff. Now trans has been replaced bu...
2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L EPC Solenoid VIN: 1GNDUO3E31
This came in for hard shift concerns and after scanning, found code for bad EPC Solenoid. I replaced EPC and still had same problem. Replaced with 2nd new EPC and also internal wire harness and checked valve for movement and still get code when van is started....
1996 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1CE3J56H7T
This car has a MIL lamp on. It will come on after 1 long or two complete drive cycles after clearing. This takes the customer a week of in town driving or 10 minuits of highway driving. 99% of the time you need to reach 73 mph and let off of the throttle with ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306
2005 Chrysler 300 Limited 3.5L alignment VIN: 2C3JA53G55
I was hoping that someone else had run into this problem on these cars and might know a fix for them,The camber bolts were meant to have taken care of it but even with quite a bit of difference from side to side the car still pulls to the right.
1995 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Misfire VIN: 3B7KF23Z5S
I'm not sure if anyone can help me with this but here goes. I installed a used engine into this truck earlier this week, upon trying to start it it sounds like the timing is very advanced as it hesitates to turn over.Once it starts it idles decent but as soon ...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L lockup converter VIN: 1B4GP54R0T
stalls as soon as put in forward or reverse. tcc is locked up again. held at 2500 rpm put in drive ,lurched fwd and tcc unlocked. test drive trans works perfectly. as best i could tell there is no tcc solenoid,or wire to control it. doesn't show up in mitchel ...
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2132131311
Hey Guys. I have not posted anything in a while, I have sort of been out of commision for a few months. My brother-in-law has had this problem on this truck for a while. His brother is a H/D tech, but he did not have the equipment to get in to the computer to ... Trouble codes: P0216 (Injector pump timing)
2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L ignition VIN: 1B7GG22X4Y
this vehicle does not shut off after turning key off. i have replaced the asd relay with a new one. only because the very first step i made was to remove the relay to kill the engine and right after that the problem went away after being there for the last mon...
2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Van 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2BWB35Z41K
Van came in running rather poor. We scoped it and found bad wqires, cap & rotor. Replaced these and went for test drive. Engine seemed to cut out and would occasionally idle rough like it was missing. Would clear up just off idle. We Motorvacced engine and it ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0244
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Lift Gate Latch VIN: 2B4GP44R71
Good day to all. I have a 2001 Grand Caravan Sport. Rear lift gate/ hatch will not release with power door lock switch or key fob, all other doors lock and un-lock as they should. MOD doesn't have any specific tests on individual door locks not functioning. ...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2B6HB11Y62
Hello, Everybody!! I need some help on this Van. It came in for "Check Engine Light". Scanned code, and found P0301. It has slight misfire at idle. Adove 1500rpm, it runs great. On scanner, I can see the misfire counts clime up only #1 cyl and go away above 15... Trouble codes: P0301 (1 Cylinder Misfire)
1969 Ford mustang 289CID power assist VIN: 9RO2M18767
Hi techs, In 24 years of suspension work I've never had this problem that I couldnt fix by replacing all p/s components. Came in with rebuilt pump recently installed, there was no assist but ram was damaged (big dent)and valve had alot of play at ballstud.I in...
1976 Ford LTD 6.6L Stall VIN: 6P63S16623
I have this old LTD, in good shape. The problem is, as you're driving down the road, it just up and quits running. Trying to check spark and it starts right back up. This is baffling to me. Running along it dies. You don't even have to come to a stop to start ...
1995 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L Charging VIN: 1FMEU15H4S
this bronco has less than 12v at battery. all powers to alt are there and alt puts out 14.6 at alt post. follow output wire to start sol on fender, with it connected there's 12v or less, with it disconnected from sol its 14.6. if i by-pass sol and cables to ba...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2FMDA5141T
Run ok cold, heats up and surges and stalls with a few int. missfire codes. Looked high and low for vac leaks with smoke and propane. none. o2's look ok and switch. someone else did the tune-up, checked plugs and stuff ok. someone also did a coil pack. ect sen...
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L axle/differential VIN: 1FALP6530V
Two weeks ago I replace the left side c/v axle and left motor mount and now a whining sound was coming from eng/trans area now trans will not go in to drive or rev I turn the wheel feels like axle is still in place, When I move the wheel back and fourth I hear...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMZA5146W
intermitantly wont start maybe months apart when it has acted up for me it is loosing spark have change cam a crank sensor also it has never died going down road
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L hard start VIN: 1FTSW31F5Y
I am new to these powerstrokes. My question is, can a bad EBP sensor cause a hard starting condition when cold. I can't find any other problems, but the EBP sensor reads 25psi KOEO. Trouble codes: P0470, P0470, P0476
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZF1722Y
Hi guys, We need help from you Ford experts on this one. Truck came in with lean codes and light on. We found the usual vac leaks at the PCV elbow and repaired. Truck came back w/ lean codes and complaint of stalling on hot restarts. We did the whole intake an... Trouble codes: 171 (lean), 174 (lean)
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L dome light VIN: 1FTNX21FO1
I have replaced door switches to cure this problem in the past on 98 f series vehicles but the problem is so intermittant it is difficult to test. Any suggestions would help. I have not found any service bulletins through mitchel on demand.
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW08L11
well i hope some person can help us out here. we have this 01 ford f150 that is running with a misfire or two. we pulled codes for misfires on 6 and 8 with a lean code on bank 2. the misfire is more apparant when hot. we found a restricted fuel filter and repl... Trouble codes: P0174 (system too lean bnk 2), P0306 (cyl 6 misfire), P0308 (cyl 8 misfire)
2002 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Harsh Shift especially 1-2 VIN: 2FMZA52452
Check both line pressure and EPC pressure ports. Readings at idle and WOT stall well within specifications. 1-2 shift very harsh but does not slip at all. Seems like a pressure or apply problembut I can't pinpoint it. Can EPC pressure be okay but not enough fl...
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L 2nd to 3rd shift VIN: 1FTZR45E22
Hi all , this one is my father inlaws , he just bought it a couple monthes ago and now the trany is not up to par , he has a hard shift from 2nd to 3rd it will actually jerk you in the seat like a shift kit but only when you have a 2nd to 3rd shift ...When it ...
2001 GMC b7 school bu 8.1L aux brake warning VIN: 1GDL7T1E71
the auxillary brake warning light and buzzer come on intermittently. most times when you cycle the key it light and buzzer stay off. As neer I can tell this system is looking for an open in the circuit, but I can not find any such thing. I tried switching the ...
1999 Hyundai Elantra GL 2.0L hard start cold VIN: KMHJF25F2X
the car came in with anti freeze leak we replace the radator then we was told the use car dealer replace head gasket. now the water pump is leaking so we are going replace it. but are promblem is when motor is cold it hard to start it will flood the motor with...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DM58W51
I had a steady missfire on acceleration with a flashing SES light, light on steady @ idle. after poking around and inpsecting spark plugs, boots and coils miss appears to be gone. The p0300 will reset and flash on acceleration, with no apparent missfire. My sc... Trouble codes: P0300 (random/multiple missfire)
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L No Start VIN: SAJDA0D94G
customer had car towed to shop for a no start condition, he said that he was checking the condition of the air filter with the engine running when the car shut off on him. i checked the maf and hose to it and every thing was ok, so i scanned it and got a code ... Trouble codes: 1586 (tacm failure)
1995 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L tach/speedo VIN: 1J4FT68S1T
vehicle is from used car dealer. it has an aftermarket alarm and radio installed but i cannot find any circuits crossed. cannot find a reason for the lack of operation, anyone ever see this before???
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L transmission VIN: 1J4GW58N94
Vehicle came in for 30k service. We performed a transmission service ( drop pan,replace filter & gasket ) replaced fluid with transmission fluid ATF+4. test drove vehicle. Transmission shutters going into 2nd gear and has no 3rd gear. Check engine light is on....
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L Unknown VIN: JT8UF11EOP
I have this lexus that has a wine coming from the transmission cold. After a few minutes it will quit the noise, but it doesn't shift properly untill it has warmed up. The fluid is clean and red, has no foam, and after it starts shifting right it is fine until...
1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L axle shafts VIN: 1LNHM82W3X
hello to all and thank you for your help in advance, we have this lincon that has ruined the left rear axle, the axle is only scored halfway around on the are that the bearing rides on causing a moaning noise, we replaced all of the items listed in the related...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L brake system VIN: 4JGAB54E1W
vehicle was in a small accident back in january.when customer picked up vehicle,the complaint was pedal went to the floor.the body shop found a leaking abs unit and had it replaced at the dealer.customer still complained that the pedal was to low.the customer ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L airride VIN: WDBNG70J1Y
Dear MB-Guru's we just did a "b" service and car was overnight on hoist. Next morning we finsished up B service, without any customer complains. car of the hoist, start car and drive it out: now we get the message" airmatic see workshop" We have no star-d...
1986 Nissan D21 E 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JN6HD12H6G
hello everone this is my first time using this tool but hang in there with me. This nissan is realy driving me nuts Fuel pressure is great tps sweep is good it has had the maf and ignition module replaced as well as the o2 sensor i am suspecting the ecm but ha...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D1S
Hello group, We have a nissan maxima in the shop driving us nuts. First time I tried to start it, it acted like it was firing at the wrong time, fouled plugs. had code 1335 stored. changed plugs, found cam sensor wire held by one strand and crank sensor by pu... Trouble codes: P1335
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D9T
repeated code 0340. car came in with new cam sensor. scoped cam sensor and signal is good. driving car you occasionally notice the tach drop out when car cuts out. no rhyme or reason, hot or cold, easy or wot, just randomly. talked to nissan dealer and found o... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor)
2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L compression VIN: 3N1AB51D92
This car came in 2 weeks ago with a frozen spark plugs in cylinders #1, #2, and #4. The customer wanted us to "tune" it up. We suggested to remove head to send out to get polugs removed. Customer ok'd. When the head was brought back we installed, but the timin...
2002 Opel Zafira 1.8L No Start VIN: W0LTG92382
Hi friends, this van doesn't start now at any time, i've checked it and it has spark, but it has not injector pulse and fuel pump, when we treated to start it, the firts time it starts but then it shut down immediately, after that car doesn't start again. I w...
1990 Plymouth Acclaim 2.5L Stall VIN: 1B3XA46KOL
pLEASE HELP! This plymouth acclaim was brought on on a hook. No start. Determined the coil was bas. Replaced with Silver Brand coil. Coil was shorted internally and bad and burned up the 2 ignition fusible links. Repaired the fusible links, and also found the ...
2000 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi 3.8L steering coloumn VIN: 1G2HZ5412Y
This SSEi bonneville has a heavy sounding (not loud just heavy) clunk or rattle when driving at slower speeds and hitting very small bumps in road. (almost like the old loose lead dampner in steering wheel trick). only notice when going straight. It sounds lik...
2002 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L chime VIN: 3G7DB03E02
customer is complaining of an intermittant chime...3 successive rapid "dings"... no warning lights come on at the time of chime. i could not duplicate it during numerous parts runs yesterday. customer returned today and took me me for a short drive and i heard...
1999 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Hard Start VIN: YS3DF58N6X
TIA to all techs who read and respond to this. Have a 99 Saab 93 with an extended crank condition. When it does fire up, it smells rich, but is not missing. Does anyone have any thoughts or tips for figuring out what the hell is going on with this thing. Don'...
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED48E81
need help with this one from you saab techs, car runs fine however intermittently sets codes p1334 and p1312 I'm not sure which direction to head with this one ,I think possibly may be bad coil pack/ign module on top of motor but only a guess, someone please p... Trouble codes: 1334 (Combustion Detection 1-2 Open circuit), 1312 (Combustion Circuit 3-4 Open Circuit)
1997 Suzuki Sidekick JX Sport 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3TD21V9V
Recieved this vehicle from another shop. Check SES light. No problem. Has P0400 (EGR) and P0751 (Trans). They wanted look into the EGR problem and will probably attempt a trans flush themselves for the P0751 as the tranny fluid is dark and has a little burnt s... Trouble codes: P0400 (EGR flow malfunction), P0751 (1 shift solenoid performance)

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1992 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Blower Resistor VIN: JH4DA9458N
Thanks once again to all! As everyone suggested, blower motor is most likely pulling too much current.Blower on 'high' is very lazy, so I will replace motor.Thanks Again!!
1984 BMW 733i 3.2L windows VIN: WBAFF740XE
Thanks to all, we found the problem. The breaker is in the lower dash panel, right side of the steering wheel. Someone has replaced the breaker with a toggle switch. Sure looked aftermarket to us, so we ignored it. He must have turned the switch off by acciden...
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L ABS module VIN: WBABJ6326S
Found defective hydraulic unit. Replaced unit. Thanks: Gerhard, Howard, Erik, Bill, Stephen.
1998 BMW 750iL 5.4L your ears VIN: WBAGK2322W
Thank you gentlemen and especially John [...] who provided part numbers (11 15 7 501 565 & 564 left & right). John also provided a great test; remove engine oil dip stick, and if noise is gone the vacuum plates are at fault. On the back of both intake mani...
1999 BMW Z3 M Coupe 3.2L Engine VIN: WBSCM9337X
Thanx to everyone who replied. After we had posted the request the customer told us that the car had overheated before coming to us. We tore the engine down only to find out that the cylinders were warped. This car needs an engine. Again thanx to all!
1993 Buick Regal Gran Sport 3.8L steering shaft VIN: 2G4WF14L7P
COuld not get column reassembled to my satisfaction, so I located a used unit, (which I wanted to do in the first placfor reasons of cost and turnaround time) installed it and all is well.
2003 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 3G5DA03E73
Education is a wonderfull thing . Only two replies , but boy what a good bunch of information was contained . First , the starter clue was no clue at all . The starter will continue to try even with the key released for a few seconds or untill it gets a run si...
1993 Cadillac Eldorado Sport 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1G6EL12Y5P
Thanks for all the responses. I didnt think there would be a problem but needed to hear it from others I guess. transplant on it's way from washington this coming week. Great price...compression...oil pressure and warranty. Again, thanks Scott [...] Wrights A...
1997 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KS52Y2V
Thanks to all. Special Thanks to Charles [...] They was right. On the back of the intake manifold there is a (trap door) (pop-off) valve and it was leaking. Trouble codes: P0174.
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L oil light blinks VIN: 1G6KDS4Y8W
thanks to all who replied found with scanner oil switch read oil pressure with engine off had already put two delco switchs in engine went to caddy and bought one customer has drove car 1500 miles and no light
1983 Chevrolet Chevette 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1AB68C7D
Thanks to all that replied. Thomas [...] called it by the right name which helped me get my head around this concept. The 'Tach Filter' is a capacitor. With this title in mind, I took the old one to Radio Shack to try to identify it and learned that the more c...
1993 Chevrolet C3500 Silverado 6.5L Mechanical VIN: 1GCGC33F0P
Sorry for taking so long to close this help request. We ended up changing the injectors and this helped a big part of the problem. We no longer had the engine miss and the truck didn't smoke when running. However, the next morning, when the client went to star...
1995 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GCEC14SXS
thanks to all of you who replied to my post, I recieved many helpfull ideas on this diesel driveability problem. I ghecked for 5v ref. at baro sensor, and this checked out good.I also checked for fuel delivery to inj. pump,this also seems to be good. the fuel ...
1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G1WL52M8V
hello I want to thank everyone I though I close this a few weeks ago must be the system. well for those that said it was cranf sensor on rear of block were right, But I want to thank everyone for their help Thank you all
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L high trans. line pressure VIN: 1GCGK29U6Y
front pump was not flat allowing fluid to run across to other channels. thank guys for the responses.
2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GCCS1445Y
Thanks to all who replied, this puppy runs smooth again. As i posted the truck would cut out violently at tip in and slightly above that point, i had noticed this problem once on decel. I have already graphed my tps on the vantage meter and it looked fine, whe...
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L radio volume,warningbuzzer VIN: 1GCEK14T4T
thanks has not happened again?thankyou to bobby from ken.it was simaler
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LT 8.1L compressor VIN: 3GNGC26G64
First of all, I would like to thank everyone for their replies. First, I tried to reprogram all motors with the tech 2 and it would not accept reprogramming due to bo229, it was a hard code and could not be erased. I was starting to lean towards a bad recircul...
1997 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L Rear driveshaft VIN: 1C4GT64L8V
After checking with driveshaft repair shops and aftermarket manufacturers nationwide, it appears the only source at this time for the driveshaft and/or components is OEM. The demand for this item must have been relatively low and many outside sources are not i...
1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L cooling system VIN: 2C3HE66G2X
Hello Several replies said to make sure the condensor was clean and the radiator too, others to make sure to test the cap-ok. Two replies said that the coolant passage in the left head would be plugged. The fix was to remove the heads and clean out the coolant...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L loss of power brake and steering VIN: 1B7KF23611
i replaced the brake hydro boost assembly with one from the dealer.it seems that the valve was dumping pressure this system has two returns at the pump. one coming from the hydro boost and the other coming from the steering gear box.
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 1B7HC13Y31
Thanks to everyone that took the time to respond to my help request. I am happy to report that this vehicle has been fixed and returned to the customer. The leaking coolant was indeed coming from the rear freeze plug, located behind the transmission. This wa...
1993 Ford Festiva L 1.3L reverse lights VIN: KNJPT05H1P
the backup light switch has bad wiring, the connection of the wires were all corrieded and broken causing the curcuit to be open making the backup light come on...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP52U3S
I relize this is not a guessing game, I must have missed this at the beginning, I had many (11) replies and I took each one to heart. Glen from New Jersey sent me some excellent information that took me along the correct path, although I do not have a lab scop...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FM2U74E2Y
Hey, i checked MAF operation and got a max of 85 percent engine load. i then performed a koer test and got a code for bank 2 sensor 1 not fluctuating. looking at pid on scanner noticed that oxygen sensor was moving and looked ok on the graph. i performed a vis... Trouble codes: P0174, P1151, P1000.
1993 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L poor A/C VIN: 1GKFK16K6P
Hello techs, first I want to excuse me for this late note. Thanks to all technicias that took their time to help me. I made the diagnosis: the control panel and the blend motor was bad and when I present the quotation to my customer he said to me that hi is go...
1997 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Brake Pedal VIN: SAJKX6243V
I tried rebleading, i got a good stream of fluid from all wheels. Customer took car and was satisfied with it. Thanks for the help guys.
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UF11E1R
Sorry for taking so long to reply. We didn't have a good ground to the voltmeter, that was why the sensor reading was zero. 02 sensors do work. MAF was extremely dirty, We replaced another unit and flush out the injectors. Car is fixed, cutomers is happy :). T... Trouble codes: 25 (air fuel ratio lean malfunction), 26 (air fuel ratio rich malfunction).
1992 Lincoln Continental 3.8L Compressor VIN: 1LNLM9742N
Replaced aftermarket liquid line with dealer item. replaced pop off valve also. Runs great, thanks for all your help.
2001 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L horn and cruise VIN: 1LNHM81W31
Most replies pointed to low voltage to the horns or voltage to them when it shouldnt be. The horns had battery voltage to them when honking the horns and no voltage when off of the horn button(even checked it on mv) We bypassed the air bag with a seperate horn...
1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 4.5L Surge, Stall VIN: 1070441203
The fuel tank strainer was it. It's interesting that everyone that replied was so confident, they did not even address my question of the fuel pump relay. The fix involved first replacing the strainer in the bottom of the tank. Later we removed the tank and ha...
2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G3N152T71
Thanks for the replies. The TPS value of 3.50% was incorrect i disconect the batery for a longer time than the first time and then the tps value reset to 0% the car is running good. with 680 rpm at idle, the costumer have to day with the car and say that the p...
2000 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L Alternator output VIN: 1P3ES46C0Y
Sorry for the late reply.Got nthis one fixed. Thanx for the replies everyone. It turned out to be a defective computer. Replaced the computer and all is good now. Thanx again for the replies.
1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1G2HX52K8S
The fix was the positive bat. double stack in between the two at the spacer.never caught a drop in voltage checked after reading reply taped into cable with volt meter and drove till problem occured again then saw a drop in voltage customer had car at several ... Trouble codes: P0321, P0341, P1630, P0117, P0112, P0123.
2001 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L 1-2sol VIN: 1G2JB52401
It way a blown ERLS fuse in the IP fuse block. Circuit 439 (pink) is possibly shorted to ground at the Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Canister Vent and Purge solenoids at the rear of the vehicle near the fuel tank retaining strap and rear suspension. Thanks Eric ...
1983 Toyota Cressida Luxury 2.8L intermittent shifting, late shifts VIN: JT2MX63EOD
Problem was the ECT (Transmission Control Module)which are no longer available thru Toyota. They don't support this model any longer so we found a used one from a salvage yard. This problem was solved because of IATN member responses providing info on where to...
1988 Toyota Supra 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT2MA70L1J
Problem was Idle Air Control Valve. Bypassed valve to confirm problem. Waiting for customer approval before spending the $450 Toyota wants. Thanks for all the replies.
1990 Toyota Pickup SR5 2.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT4RNO1P5L
I'm sorry it took so long to get back to everyone. I replaced the injectors and that fixed the problem. Thanks to everyone who replied.
1992 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L air intake noise VIN: JT4VN93D4N
Unfortuneatly the customer has yet to return for further follow up on problem. Guess he is scared at the price of the air flow meter. I did get some suggestions for improper cam timing (engine ran too well for that problem). Improper pcv function (did not chec...
2000 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2TICF22PXY
first of all thanks for all the good replies i recive on this one.few of you guys was on the money,indeaid bank one cam jaump timing by a few teeth.after reseting cams and crank,install new timing.car ran like a bat out of hell.i appresiat all and every one ho... Trouble codes: P0301, P0303, P0305.
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