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1993 Audi 100 2.8L cruise control VIN: WAUAJ84A7P
After going through all the checks on the troubleshooting tree, we have replaced the cruise control unit (used part -we tried 2 of them) and the cruise still does not work. The one thing that we cannot check is the impulse from the speed sensor.We get a varyin...
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L radio VIN: 5UXFA535X2
i have a problem with the radio navigation system. the radio part is not working. the navigation unit works. i have tried to change the radio unit and i get the same responce. the new radio unit doesn't come with the face plate so i had to use the old one. i b...
1982 Cadillac Seville 4.1L starter shimming VIN: 1G6AS6985C
Recently replaced starter ...GM (Delco) #1988710 After replacing the starter with the factory shim it made noise engaging the flexplate ( the kind of noise you dont want to hear ) also I noticed all 3 bolt holes had been helicoiled ( could this have been from ...
1995 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L ac low pressure sensor VIN: 1G6EL12Y65
hi any help would be great. this car blows the ac low pressure sensor when driving. code ao 12 and the compressor will not come on. check the 5 volt ref at the connector it is good, replace the sensor, ac blows cold and will be fine sitting idling ALL DAY LONG...
1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Module unstable VIN: 1GCDM19W7W
Hi all, i have this van keep setting code P1870 Transmission Module Unstable... any info or any of u guys had this problem please let me know ...i also have a 1997 GMC safiri setting the same code i try clearing it and after about 2 days it will be back. It is...
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L 1-2-3-Convertor Shift VIN: 2G1WX15K91
The car shifts perfectly until I get into start and stop traffic. After a few start and stops it goes to 0 amps (Full Pressure) and starts to shift hard. The engine maintains normal operating temperature and it does not do this every time under the same condit...
1998 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L Timing VIN: 3C3FL45H52
Rear Timing Cover Removal is a problem. Do I have to remove power steering bracket? I am replacing the water pump and timing belt. I read in chilton's and all it says is to remove rear timing cover however it looks like I have to remove power steering bracket ...
1996 Dodge Neon 2.0L drive cycle problem VIN: 1P3ES47C4T
We have a California assistance program car that will not run the OBDII readiness tests/drive cycles. The 1996 Neon has been driven hundreds of miles in every condition. We have also tried to complete the drive cycles using Motor's OBDII drive cycle guide with...
1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46F8V
I am unable to communicate with the powertrain module with my MT 2500. I can enter the CCD menu and can communicate with the tranaaxle, body and instrument cluster, I have not been able to communicate to get engine data and codes. Related to the problem is tha...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: RAM15004X4
Hello fellow Techs, This truck came in late Friday, Customer stated hearing a "hissing sound" and lack of power.Initialed underhood inspection revealed a severe vacuum leak to intake/plenum and slight to tbi base gaskets. In addition vehicle does not go over 5... Trouble codes: 43 (unknown)
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L cam timing VIN: 1FAFP6637X
This car was towed in to our shop as a nostart. I removed top tiiming cover and saw that the timing belt had walked forward on the cam pulleys far enough forward that the front1/3 of the belt was ground off. Another shop had installed a new timing belt and ten...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Cuts out VIN: 1FDWF37S8Y
Truck runs good untill you drive about 4 miles then it has no throttle response. Shut truck off and restart runs good for another mile or so then does the same thing. I've run the truck with the scanner hooked up when it does this and all the values look norma...
1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Speedometer VIN: 1HGCD5636S
This Honda speedometer jumps to 20 mph when the key is turned on and stays there until you accel to 40 mph. At that time it will register the correct speed. Once it does register correctly it continues to work properly until the next key cycle. I have checked ...
1998 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L Poor Idle Quality
I have this Isuzu Rodeo, customer compliant is that engine races to 5K RPM intermittently. It happened 3 times, once to his daughter. After three days of driving this vehicle I can't duplicate the problem, everything is normal. I found no vacuum leaks, IAC val...
1991 Nissan D21 2.4L timing chain VIN: 1N6SD16S2M
thanks for taking time to check this one out! a timing chain and tensioners with new guides was previously installed on this truck and the camshaft bolt was not properly torqued with loc-tite. the cam bolt backed out and vehicle shut down. we are hopeful that ...
1989 Toyota Pickup SR5 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JT4RN13T1K
I cannot time this vehicle.I found that the advance was not working.I checked to see if tps was not closing and it was.I tested the wires going to tps and found that the ctp wire had eleven volts coming from it when unplugged from tps.I traced the wire back to...
2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L No Start VIN: 4T3ZF13C5Y
I have this sienna in here that won't start, it is losing spark. A couple of times it tried to start and I had spark for a split second and then lost it. I was wondering if anyone has come across this before. Has anyone seen the igniters go bad? So far the cma...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L starter VIN: WVWPD23B1Y
Hi VW-Techs& Fellows. This passat was here about 3 weeks ago with intermittent starting problem.We couldn't figure out the problem and told cust. to bring car back when it happens often. now the car was towing 2 days ago.we try to check terminal 50 and no powe...
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Electronic VIN: YV1LZ5645W
Symptom, Check engine light comes on and shift arrow flashes vehicle will stay in 3rd gear(limp home mode)Found trouble codes 323 and 324 any information or help with this one would be appreciated

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1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L no symptoms..just mi VIN: 2G1W52M5V9
Thanks to all 4 that replied.You each pointed to the vent solenoid.I ended up replacing the solenoid and all is well now.The code has not reset after 2 days...considering this one fixed.Thanks again, Randy Trouble codes: P1675 (EVAP Vent Solenoid Control Circuit).
2003 Chevrolet C4500 Kodiak C4C042 6.6L adapter plate VIN: 1GBC4E1163
Thanks for all the input. Here's a brief summary of the replies. One reply said that is was not uncommon for these engines to break a plate or even a bell housing. Other replies said to check the front engine mounts, and the driveshaft brake drum, and drivesha...
1987 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Stall VIN: 1B7FN14M3H
Thanks for the replys that I got. After battling with this truck, the customer gave up on it. He`s going to sell it. Some of the things that I tried were, running 12 volts direct from the battery to the coil, still died. I unbolted the computer from the fender...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Rear air/heat VIN: 1B4GP44GXY
Thanks for all the help. Customer hasn't brought van back in yet, but from information i have gathered, sounds like when i get it apart, we will probably find a broken door directing the airflow. Thanks for all the help.. Dan
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L No Start VIN: 1D7HA18N83
Thankyou to all that replied. I found out that even though I purchased an 2003 engine, Chrysler has two different crankshafts,(not to mention four different intakes and different throttle bodies, three diffent computers, not including mercedes stuff, with most... Trouble codes: P0335 (crankshaft position senser circut).
2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6L front brakes VIN: JHMEJ6679Y
thanks to all the great responses you guys are was the aftermarket master cylinder and also the push rod adjustment.a special thanks to steve from california who explained that some techs try to use the push rod adjustment as a cure for low brake pede...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L alarm system VIN: 1J4GZ58S5T
well this jeep seems ok now( knock on wood)received 8 replies and everybody seems to be on the same page. the winner is bruce,we checked liftgate ,glass , front doors and hood switches all seemed good looks like it was a weak battery. charging did no good and ...
1988 Mazda 323 1.6L timing belt VIN: JM1BF2321J
Of the 12 replies three said to stay with the old belt as they did timing belts on vehicles with similar age and found the old belts to be good when they changed them. Two replies said to inspect the belt by removing the top cover, I will do this in the near f...
1991 Oldsmobile Toronado Trofeo 3.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G3EV13L4M
First off...thanks to those who took time to reply. Iatn is the best! Secondly replacing the PCM fixed it. Looking objectively, if the siganl going into the PCM is good, grounds are good and it gets a different's no good. Unfortunately I got invol...
1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3AG55M8R
Well im gonna say this one is fixed.Its been three days and no call from customer.For some reason,the ignition control module was setting the cam position code.Replaced module so far so good.Thanks,Mike. Trouble codes: P0341 (Camshaft position sensor).
1995 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L trans VIN: 2P4GH2533S
hello, tech, thanks to all replies. all said that it need to rebuild the trans majority said forward clutch melted together.right now my friend is looking for used one. thanks again, rick
1992 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G2HZ52LXN
Customer didn't fix this car as of yet. It is hard to get car to act up right now. Outside temps aren't warm enough to make act up so is going to wait until warm enough. I had suspicions of fuel injector, coolant sensor always reads correctly, fuel pressure wa...
1979 Porsche 924 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 9249105989
Techs confirmed the .016' point gap and between 48-52deg dwell. Timing at 12deg. Set it up as such and runs reasonably well, ignition is ok on scope, pattern dwell etc fine, have to work on cold start though. Thanks for the help and God bless JeanD
2000 Saturn LS2 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JW52R7Y
ok here we go ,1st of all thanks to all who sent help,yes saturn told us the same thing about the engine wiring harness ,we did put on the new harness and so far so good and we pray it did fix it.. no one knows why or what as to why this fixes it ,we did take ... Trouble codes: P0221 (p1523-), P1523.
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