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1996 Acura RL 3.5L No Start VIN: JH4KA9655T
Hi everyone, We changed a timing belt only (no seals or waterpump by customer request), and changed the radiator. The battery was disconected during this service, now it will not start, has injector pulse, but no spark. Factory security system appears to be wo...
1975 BMW 2002 2.0L headlamps
Anyone know where to get/have a wiring diagram for this vehicle?? Thanks!
1991 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L no start no brake lights VIN: 1G4CW53LXM
the car was brought in on tow truck with no start. turn thw key on no fuel pump activity. turn it to start and there is nothing. the engine doesnt turn over either. I have checked to see if the start was stuck or bad. I turned the key on and jumped the starter...
1994 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Cooling system. VIN: 1G6KY5293R
Engine temp increases steadily with run time. Will overheat eventually driving , or at idle. Has not been driven to the point of puking coolant & overheating to boil over. When fans are running, radiator is cold, as if coolant is not circulating , or as if veh...
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCDM19W5X
This vehicle came in no start, no fuel pump running, and fuel gauge out of wack. I was in a hurry and have replaced so many of these pumps that I ordered one and put it in. Imagine my surprise when it still didn't run the pump after repair. Will we ever learn ...
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L SRS system VIN: 1GNDT13S03
Vehicle came to us from a body shop we deal with. Air bag lamp was on Scanned air bag system and got no communications. Checked power and grounds to unit found underhood ground disconnected. Repaired no help. Installed new module and get code B1001. Was told b...
1994 Chrysler Town & Country 3.8L Stall VIN: 2B4GH2534R
Hi folks need some help on this one this van dirves fine in reverse but in drive under load stalls at an idle runs fine as soon as you put gas to it it stalls this van had a used trans put in two weeks ago but the problem has just started now no codes any help...
2000 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L Transmission VIN: 1C4GP54L7Y
I am a Vw Tech, but we bought a 2000 Chrysler Town and Country for are own personal vehicle because the price was right. I have noticed that if you are on an incline the van will roll back on you when you are in drive instead of holding it's place. When I call...
2000 Chrysler LHS 3.5L overheat VIN: 2C3HC56G1Y
HI hope someone can help been working on this car for 3 day's. Car came in with a runing hot prolbem if driven on eway for about 15 mile's temp gage would go to hot but eng would not boil over. drive at about 35 mph temp would come down to half. replaced T sta...
1994 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1B7HF16Z8R
Fuel pump failure again. We just inherited this from another shop that is very qualified to fix this but must have missed something. All the history is their's.I got this truck in this morning and tested fuel pressure,45 psi.Left gauge on and went for drive.Ri...
1996 Dodge B2500 3.9L No Start VIN: 2B7HB21X8T
Van came in as a no start. Good spark, 46-48 psi fuel pressure, NO injector pulse , NO Check engine light.Do not have flow charts on this . Have pulled wiring harness from fuse block. battery and PCM . STANDARD PLUS says PCM .Expensive . I suspect something wi...
1998 Dodge Neon R/T 2.0L No Start VIN: 1B3ES47C7W
the car orignally came in with the timing belt broken. we replaced the water pump and the timing belt. we started the car and it ran ok. when we test drove the car it ran about 1/2 mile and it shut down. we towed it to the shop and double checked the water pum...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.9L speedo, tach VIN: 3B7KF26Z71
Customer came in and complained of no guages, no bus was displayed in odometer. No codes found. Customer had to leave right away,key on engine off a few times cleared up condition. The vehicle will be dropped off monday, i found no tsb on this condition. Hopin...
2005 Dodge Ram 3500 ST 5.9L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3V9MS48C15
truck runs ok when all codes are cleared, but when under load will go into limp in mode & throw check engine light mostly low boost & ecm hardware failure, has reduced power and will not run well till the codes are cleared. dealer has thrown multiple parts at ... Trouble codes: P0299, P0606, P0336, P0113
1992 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU34X9N
hi guys this vehicle keeps blowing the 30amp fuse for the eec. I couldn't read any data or codes because of the fuse keeps blowing up.i tried to disconnect AC, cigarrete lighter , fuel pump relay and i connected the power supply to the distributor power box ...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2ATDX18W5V
origional customer complaint was truck would intermitently hesitate when cold and would stall around corners. since than problem has become worse and truck will intermitently drop one or two cylenders on light aceleration but not under heavy load. checked tps ...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FMDU35P2V
Hello Techs, Vehicle came in with Typical Ford MAF symptoms, Hesitation, lean misfire, LTFT neg, pinging, Etc. Fuel pressure is 29 psi at idle, 38 psi steady while under load, with problem happening. No codes. We disconnected the MAF and the vehicle ran better...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP57U7W
came to me from local salvage yard after they replaced engine. set a code p1309 for misfire monitor, according to tech at yard they installed all of cars original sensors in replacement engine, I have set cam/crank sensor alnigment with tool, and used two chan... Trouble codes: 1309 (misfire monitor)
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L dtc p1450 VIN: 1FAFP52U1W
The vehicle was taken back to the original shop that replaced the pump. The owner was told that they could not locate the cause. He took it to another shop and was told the same thing. He has been driving it this way for two years. The owner is now one of my a... Trouble codes: P1450 (Excessive fuel tank vacuum)
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L speedo jumps and harsh shifting VIN: 1FTSW31S2X
Truck has harsh shift quality and shift pattern is erratic. Speedo drops and jumps. Scanned for codes with snap-on scanner and found P0500 for "Vehicle spped sensor". Checked ABS for any speed sensor codes - no codes. Continued diag for P0500 and found that pr...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L speedo jumps and trans harsh shifting VIN: 1FTSW31S2X
Truck has harsh shift quality and shift pattern is erratic. Speedo drops and jumps. Scanned for codes with snap-on scanner and found P0500 for "Vehicle spped sensor". Checked ABS for any speed sensor codes - no codes. Continued diag for P0500 and found that pr...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Oil consumption VIN: 1FTRW08L92
Hello techs, This F-150 just came back from a 2000 mile road trip and the customer informed me he had to add two quarts of oil during the trip. Does anyone know of an oil consumption problem on this engine? Thanks for your help, Jon.
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FFWW33P63
Dear Techs: Hi guys. This is my first experience with a 6.0 PowerStroke. The problem is cold starting/running. After sitting overnite it will start hard,then start and stall for several times before it will run. When if finally runs the RPMs will surge up and ... Trouble codes: P0460 (fuel level sensor fault)
1992 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L unknown VIN: 1GKEL19W5N
Van cranks takes about 10-15 bumps on the ign to catch and start(not starter).Tested and have good spark and fuel, but I hooked the computer up to it was not recieving tach/rpm however still had spark. im not sure what else we can test or replace. We looked fo...
1994 GMC K3500 Sierra SL 6.5L Mechanical VIN: 1GTHK34F9R
last repair was made in 12/31/03 at 138720 miles.OE flywheel was used with updates. All appears normal with dowel pins for bell housing,torque converter appears to be fine. What is happening to flywheel is cracking around crankshaft bolts.Back in shop today br...
1995 GMC Jimmy 4.3L Cuts out VIN: 1GKDT13W75
HELLO ALL! Yet another good one. Have only seen a few posts on this problem, non conclusive. Customer brought the truck in with the complaint that it dies repeatedly when it is up to normal operating temperature. And somehow the customer figured out that the f...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHN1242W
This question is aimed at the Jag. techs. Is there a known fix for this problem yet? No codes are showing up. Fuel pressure is within range. And as you can see this is a very intermittant but anoying problem. Any help is apreciated.
1999 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L gauges,windows,door locks,security VIN: 1J4FF6854X
problem that I can't seem to lay a fingure on. I have a 99 jeep cherokee SE and when you shut the vehicle off the horn honks until you turn it back on. I also noticed when locking and unlocking doors with switch in either front door the horn honks. Also both r...
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G6W
Hello everyone, I recently replaced the main convertor with aftermarket because of code P0420. Car came back today with same code. ( I just realized that this vehicle is California emmisions ) Fuel trims are good. Checked and read similar post from Tim Nichols... Trouble codes: P0420 (Main catalyst below threshold B1)
1991 Mazda B2600 2.6L No Start VIN: JM2UF4142M
With key on has 12 volts to COMPUTER, DISTRIBUTOR, COIL, INIGHTER, When you try to start has injector pulse but on fire. Can't find a diagnostic tree to test this thing can any help with this one
1981 Mercedes-Benz 240D 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: WDBAB23A4B
A lack of diesel experience and special equipment will make this a tough one for me.I'm hoping you long time benz guys have an idea where to direct me.This car iis a little hard to start had to cycle glow plugs a couple times. Once started it smokes a bit unti...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L door locks VIN: WDBFA66E3L
the single button remote will not operate the locks. Used proper procedure to code remote to car with no luck. light on trunk or door does not light but light on remote flashes when held for programing. any thoughts would be helpful
1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Stall VIN: WDBGA33E4S
Gents, I'm looking for used or new idle control unit part number [...] took apart looks like water got the best of it beyond repair. Dealer wants $1100.00 Please advised if any of guys have 1 available for less. Thanks
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB72E31
I checked some other posts and bleed the air from the fuel rail. Road tested the car and monitored PIDS, the fuel trim readings seemed to be coming down, they started at 30.1 & 28.7, after a short road test they came down to around 22 on both sides. I have ver... Trouble codes: P0170 (fuel trim limits reached bank 1), P0173 (fuel trim limits reached bank 2)
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L esp light VIN: MEGHM23551
here is the trouble car that i couldn"t sleep for serveral days,please help since i have not work on this kind of system before---2002 mercedes benz c240 code"c1142"--b24/2(lateral acceleration sensor esp);electrical malfunction--this is the description fault ...
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM53SXX
I dont have a whole lot of hair left after working on this one. This vehicle came to us with a MIL light complaint. Scanned for codes and found P0305 cylinder 5 misfire. Road test found misfire was at idle only and LT fuel trim at idle 23% bank 1 and 14% ban... Trouble codes: P0305 (Cylinder 5 misfire)
2003 Mitsubishi Galant LS 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 4A3AA46H23
okay this mits is giving me a fit. it missfires during acceleration, at times seems to lose power, bucks and jerks then at times it just missfires. at idle, it seems to get one or two intermittantly. now, i put a two trace scope on both upstream o2 sensors, no... Trouble codes: P0300
1992 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Cuts out, Stall
after hard acceleration,if you let up on the gas pedal the engine will idle down to about 500rpm almost will stall then bounce back up to about 1200 to 1500 rpm .this repeats it's self until you get back on the gas.at a steady cruising speed all is fine, only ... Trouble codes: 34 (detonation detected or ckt. fault)
1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1N4BU31D6V
customer states that car will just start running rough at various times. sometimes will just hickup, other times actually surge for a few seconds and die. it usually restarts immediately but once in a while takes a few minutes.first time car was in we drove an...
1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6DD26S1W
i'm stumped. after replacingplugs, wires, cap, and swapping injectors, still has misfire on #3 under accelleration. compression good. idles smooth. generic data stream shows timing at [...]. ignition data stream shows timing at 50 degrees. any ideas? Trouble codes: P0303 (3 misfire)
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D03
Hi fellow techs. hopefully someone has run into this condition before. I have this nissan that will not accelerate when this code is stored, however if you clear the code and start you can drive with out any problem and no code stored until you turn key off fo... Trouble codes: P1124
1991 Plymouth Laser RS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4P3CS44U9M
vehicle has a no start at times, crankes fine but dosent try to start I am unable to duplicate this problem it has been in several shops before coming here and they couldnt find any thing eirther. Any help would greatly be apperciatied vehicle runs great and t...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1L anti-theft VIN: 1G2NW52M3T
thanks for checking this one out! the complaint is intermittantly the car will start and stall with an anti thft light flashing. it was in several times with a code po1629. we replaced the ignition lock cylinder and key (factory parts). it acted back up a coup...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Hesitation
I'm starting a new job and inheriting this problem. All the parts listed above were replaced before I worked on vehicle. Car idles good. If you clear the 2 codes they will not return regardless how long you idle or brake torque. Only on acceleration from a sto... Trouble codes: P0335, P0341
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G2WP52K3Y
Customer states, rpm go up to 4000, car starts to over heat. cannot get it to repeat problem in shop, only happens once a week. anything to go on? no codes, throttle cable looks fine, cooling system seems fine,
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G2WK52J52
Customer complaining of an intermittent no start(once a month). The customer states is seems to happen while at the gas station,cranks but no start. if left for several hours it will start and run fine for another month. It happened briefly for us,felt like re...
1994 Saab 900 SE 2.5L dash lights VIN: YS3DM55V6R
dear group please help me with this one.the dash light comes one 2 seconds and then is of .i read a post on wires frade behind the radio . i check this wire harness very carfuly and no finds . are there other nown weak spots.thanks for reading my request . mar...
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L Mode 6 failure VIN: 4S3BH6657Y
This customer has no driveability complaints. I was examining the computer system with a new scanner (MAC Taskmaster)and found a failure in the Mode 6 data. I cannot find any definitions anywhere for Test ID 09 and Component ID 07. I tried a local Subaru deale...
1997 Toyota Celica ST 1.8L Fan switch VIN: JT2DB02T4V
I need help finding a part number for this switch. This car was imported into Canada from the US and the Canadian dealer parts system cannot supply a part number for this switch. The switch is mounted in the thermostat housing under the distributor. There are ...
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL On VIN: 4T1BF28BXY
Vehicle came in with complaint of Check engine light on. Scanned it for codes, has PO773 SOlenoid E(5) in memory.(TCC Solenoid) Cleared code and test drove, after a long road test, 1hr. Code came back when not at Lock up speed, it will not lockup under 45mph. ...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Compressor VIN: JTDBE32K22
Customer came in with green a/c light flashing and no power too compressor. Pressures are equilized at 100. Tech. went under dash and when he was inspecting cabin air filter, the compressor engaged and worked fine. Performed wiggle tests. Compressor has not fa...
2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7L tire pressure sensor VIN: JTEBU17R64
Not 100% sure of transmission type for this vehicle other than an automatic. A quick lube shop broke off the left rear valve stem. We removed the tire and found it to be a part of the air pressure sensor. We ordered a new one from the Toyota dealer. We install...
2005 Toyota camry 2.4L light
my shop does all the routine maintenance for a elderly transport company we just got in one of their new vehicles and i need to know how to reset the maintenance required light
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 3VWRA81H7T
Hello again all, issues, issues. This jetta will stall as soon as it is put in gear on cold start. We thought we had it licked. Initial inspection yielded an oil soaked maf, an oil stream coming down the intake tube, and a crankase vent that came apart interna...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L leak of power VIN: WVWXA23B1Y
After change the turbocharger, this car has a leak of power under load, and there is a noise like a leak of pressure air when cross between 2500 and 3000 rpm under load, i've checked it and it's the wastegate valve when opens. Car isn't able to get all its pow...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Missfire #2 & 3 VIN: WVWAC63B11
The car is dumping gas in excess and cause the Car to burn lean to the point the Cat gets the sulfer smell; Driving the Car is almost impossible due to boging down under Acceleration.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSD69MB1
This came in as a basket case head in trunk bent valves broken timing belt. It reassembled perfectly had no missing parts at all from shop that took it apart. It cranks excessively 20-40 seconds 5 -6 second tries at a time. It starts fourth to sixth try maybe ... Trouble codes: P0341 (camshaft position sensor out of range)
2001 Volvo S60 2.4L passenger airbag VIN: YV1RS58DO1
Hi. I repaired this vehicle and this morning had new software installed in a new control unit. All codes cleared exept a srs-002c passsenger airbag, stage 2 resistance too . Im not really sure what to do next. Bag appears to be plugged in. Im going to check th...

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1995 BMW 325is 2.5L all the red light on the dash comes on. and the ga VIN: WBABF4326S
I want to thank everyone who replied to my help. My special thanks to Fred from Pennsylvania, and Sean from Florida; you were right on the money. It was the cluster. One correction on the statement I made earlier. After I experienced the problem many times, I ...
2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L air bag VIN: 4USCH93484
Thanks for all the help, the seat recognition pad is in the passenger seat. I cleared the codes and test drove the car and the light didn't come back on, We did give the customer repair prices, and he opted to wait and see if the light came back on. So far so ...
1994 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1G4CU5213R
thank you to all for your help, we replaced 1 ignition coil, contacted the customer, the problem never seemed to reproduce itself, everything is fine!!
1994 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1G6KS52Y1R
I want to thank everyone who replied. I guess is should have put more emphasis on the code 73 because the stalling stoped after I pulled the pcm and check the connectors. The code 73 EBTCM kept coming back when first started in the am. I was able to catch the ... Trouble codes: TCS73 (PCM-EBTCM/EBCM PWM Signal Fault 4.6L Engine).
1987 Chevrolet V10 Scottsdale 5.7L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEV14K4H
This vehicle is now out of my hands. I did not get a chance to try any of the tips you folks sent to me. I got several tips about dropping the exhaust because of the low idle man vac. This was not an issue because if the vehicle would stay running I could rev ...
1993 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 6.5L MIL Lamp on, VIN: 1GDJC34F9P
D8 was the correct location. A few said A15 which was incorrect. I also identified the TCM as an ECM. The tcm uses the TPS to shift the trans. Had a bad TPS. Module also can go into default and substitute 35% throttle angle if it loses the signal from the TPS....
1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GCDM19W6Y
After reading everybody resposes, i decided to put dealer parts on clean the ports, Sent customer away, will have to wait 10,000 km to see if that was the fix. Thanks for all your replys, they where a big help. Chad [...] Trouble codes: 300 (missfire).
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L no start VIN: 1GCDM19WXW
i searched the data base and coudnt find what i needed . but when i asked for help i receved it thanks for all the help .
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L abs VIN: 1GNEC13T71
Thanks for all the help on this one. The PCM was not getting the 125Hz on the request line also the duty cycle on the same line. Come to find out the Dealer sent the wrong part (W/out) traction control. Some how even with the Vin It showed up wrong. Got the ne...
1995 Dodge Neon 2.0L No Start VIN: 1P3ES47CXS
the customer couldn't wait, so he took his vehcle to another electrician and solve the proplem. However one thing i didn't check before i gave the car to the customer is the ignition switch, which was on our fellow helpful techs mentioned to me , but it was a ...
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L torque converter VIN: 1B7KF2360Y
Thanks to all that responded to this help request. I sincerly appreciate the time and the effort of all that responded. When this vehicle came in it did not have 3rd or 4th gear that was caused by a cooler line that had a large leak and ran the fluid low and d...
1988 Ford Bronco II XL 2.9L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMCU1214J
Well I must hang my head in utter defeat. This one ate my lunch!. As most agreed, it was flat-lining due to lean condition. After replacing the pump in fuel tank and pulling the rail to check the injectors, boss said its time to move on to other things. This o...
1992 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L pump VIN: 1FTHX25H7N
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L rear wheel cylinders VIN: 1FALP52U3S
thanks for all the help late night didn't see wrong drums 2 new cyl.s & proper drums car stops on a dime & gives change back
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L cam position sensor VIN: 2FMDA5143T
As always, many good responses. Some sugesting work already preformed,(be sure to read the complete post)Ed from Pennsylvana, Kevin from Arizona, & Dustin from Michigan nailed it! Not sure I fully understand why but the dpfe fixed it. Customer is happy, I'm ha...
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: 1FDKF38F5V
This one went out of the shop with no fix, cust had just bought the truck, took it from my shop to have a flatbed installed then ended up returning it to the dealer as a buy back. He didn't want to put anymore money into it and figured it was the dealers respo...
1997 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L high mounted stop light VIN: 1FMCU24E9V
Well guys I tried another ballast and same deal no high mounted brake light. So we got a light bar and that was the FIX!! I am curious though about the light. I ohmed the good light and the bad light they both have the same readings 12 ohms I also wonder why I...
1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMPU184LW
Thanks for the help. The timing was off. Every time i installed the chain it was right untill we turned it over for the first time. The tensioner didn't have oil pressure so it would jump a tooth or two. We held tension on the chain while the cover was off unt...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L Stall VIN: 1FTSE34S8W
Suggested starting points was watching fuel pump current and crank sensor wiring wiggle test. We checked those two things out but found nothing. Since Mode 6 data did not show any failures, I checked for damaged vacuum lines. The tech had already checked with ...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L engine VIN: 1FMPU18L3X
first of all i would like to thank everybody that took time to respond. as some of you mentioned the fix for this expedition was to change to 5w-30 valvoline synthetic oil. we changed the oil and put a wix filter on it and the noise went away almost instantly....
2001 Ford F-150 Lightning 5.4L head gasket VIN: 2FTZF07351
Hey everybody, sorry I took so long to get back. I should not even of posted this request. My mechanic missed some grooves (scratches) that extended into the oil pressure feed cavity. We epoxied the scratches with Manley A B epoxy and sanded the head down. The...
1992 GMC K3500 Sierra 7.4L No Start VIN: 1GDJK34N5N
I found two ground wires that were bad and they were shorting out the coil and module. Thank you for all the support and help. You people are great!
1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 1HGCG16SSX
Thank you all for the time you took to help with this problem. You all had good ideas. The FIX was to pull all injectors and have cleaned or replaced. Thanks again Ken
2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Battery Lamp/Alt VIN: 2HGES16543
I want to thank all who replied to my help request and apologize for the delay in posting the repair. First we verified that the harness and circuitry to the alternator was not damaged in any way. This vehicle seems like it has harness hangers every 6 inches b...
1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Elect. fan VIN: SAJGN2245W
Thanks to those who replied. Problem was the t/stat! funny thing is the temp.guage did not show hot. I found that the local dealer (small market dlr.) hold a few in stock ... tells me there is a good demand for these stats. Any way that's that one done! Thanks...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L frt axel VIN: 1J4GZ78Y9V
customer decided to trade the vehicle off and so i didnt get a chance to try any of the exellant responses they were all good stuff but i had already tried alot of them
1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FJ6S4WL
thanks to all of those that replied. most of you experienced crank sensors causing simillar problems and a few of you said to check asd relay, wire routing and connections. problem is i may not see the vehicle again for a month or two untill it starts acting u...
1997 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4CR16X8V
Two replies backed my thinking and one pointed out another reason for the code, but no suggestions. Sent PCM to Texas for repair. Invoice said to check grounds. Installed and checked grounds, all were good. Truck has been out for 10 days and no problems, mark ... Trouble codes: P0320.
1983 Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL 5.0L Timing Chain
As usuall, IATN members come through in a pinch and prove to be an invaluable asset. The notched cam washers and crank pointer were right where everyone pointed out. I'd like to take the time to thank everyone for their help and advice just like they took the ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Lighting VIN: WDBNG70J0Y
had to take car to dealer and switch the km to miles with a laptop. customer took car to the dealer.
1987 Nissan Pulsar NX XE 1.6L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JN1PN34S9H
hi again auto tecs. got 3 replies on this pulsar, the one that hit home was check distruitor for oil weepage. pulled dist cap, cover and rotor and found it to be wet with oil, optical sensor wasn't happy living in oily enviorment. ordered and install reman dis... Trouble codes: 21 (rpm signal).
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L abs light VIN: 1G2WP12K6Y
I received 6 replies, all responses said to replace bearings with oe bearings. We went ahead & replaced the bearings & resolved the problem. Thanks for your time & responses.
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L cooling system VIN: WP0CA2986X
Thanks for the help guy's, 75% of responses said to use a vacuum lift filling machine, the others said to lift the rear end up, fill it up, let it idle to operating temp with the cap off, then rev it up and down for a few minutes. Then let it cool down and top...
2002 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH68632
Thank you for your replies sorry i havent closed this out earlyer my computer at the shop to go on line has been down for 21/2 weeks the problem was the air valve hose was clogged with carbon I cleaned the hoses & ran a drive cycle & the code cleared its self ... Trouble codes: 0065 (air assit injector solinoid malfuction).
1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L test monitors VIN: JT3HP10V6W
yes we did get this issue taken care of , but the customer never came back to tell us , we had to call her back , so sorryu for the delay . it was the battery dropping off voltage intermittenly , causing some monitors to drop out only sometimesa new battery di... Trouble codes: P0401.
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VW5C29M4X
replaced maf sensor. reset idle and cleared codes. a whole new vw. thanks alot to all who responded.!!! Trouble codes: P0422, P1128 (po300-), P0300, 301 (302 -), 302 (303 -), 303 (testing and results).
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE29M1X
Finally received the correct parts to fix this VW. What most of us would call the camshaft sensor on rear of engine just above the trans bell housing is referred to as a hall sensor by VW. With a little prodding, the VW parts guy helped me put together a conne... Trouble codes: P0342 (Camshaft position sensor circuit low input).
1980 Volvo 242 DL 2.1L Hesitation, Stall
Ok, I have a new condenser that I am going to install and I am prepared to dig into the SU carb. Once I get my hands on this vehicle again, I can provide a fix, or a no-fix. Thanks all for the direction. As most of you said, sounds like a carb problem. Cheers!
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