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2003 Acura CL 3.2L SRS light on VIN: 19UYA42463
Not a driveability issue, however , I didnt really want to go under misc. I have this acura with a 1-4 code, indicating short to power in drivers side bag, I tried clearing codes and it must be hard code ,proceeding on. I unhooked clock spring connector under... Trouble codes: 14
1997 Audi A8 4.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 0WAUBG84DV
Performed compression and compression good. Vehicle has spark and fuel. Now vehicle will not stat at all. I have verified that everything is plugged in correctly. The vehicle has no codes. Has anyone experienced this before? Any thoughts are greatly appreciate...
2000 Audi s3 1.8L electric windows VIN: WAUZZZ8LZY
Hi need help with following the roll up function with windows and sunroof works intermittently. sometimes only windows close/open. othertimes only sunroof and passenger window. i have checked each component on its own for overload and seems ok. voltage to the ...
2000 BMW 740i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGG8345Y
hi all i have a problem with this 740 it got to me running very bad with no throttle respond this is a drive by wire system we check codes and found some knock sensor codes and throttle actuator codes on inspection we replace the cover behind the intake had th... Trouble codes: 134 (electronic throttle actuator min stop not leare), 130 (throttle actuator deviation)
1990 Buick Century Custom 3.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3G4AH54N7L
have checked and double checked, customer replaced all sensors, fuel pump, pressure regulater, maf, computer. fuel pressure good, car TRYS TO START, SOMETIMES RUNS for 5 sec, other times not at all, sometimes backfires when stopping, acts like fuel but has vol...
1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52K9V
This one has A simple fix that is avoiding us. there is a code P0300 (misfire) with a clear indication on the scanner showing cylinder #1 is missing. The counter keeps in sink with the feel of a miss in the engine along with a slight surge and will count to 20... Trouble codes: 0300 (misfire)
1994 Cadillac Eldorado Touring 4.6L shifting VIN: 1G6ET1299R
thanks in advance for any help, we have this cadillac that is having a shifting problem it came in with a harsh shift and check engine light on, the compuetr had two codes for po076 for the preasure solenoid and po086 undifined gear ratio we found a loose conn...
1995 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L engine VIN: 1G6KS52Y1S
thanks for any help on this. has anyone seen any common problems for leaks on these? has coolant & oil leaking between engine & transmission. i have spent quite a bit of time trying to find the source of the leak. from what i can see {which is not much)it does...
1966 Chevrolet Corvette 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, Misfire
Looking for some help, I must be missing something, problem is, car starts and runs great at an idle and upto about 3200rpm's...After 3200, it begins to run very poor, popping, losing power, missing??, it seems to be "rich", if it runs for too long, it fouls t...
1988 Chevrolet Sportvan G30 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall
Van runs well when warmed up but has no fast idle cold. Watched the IAC on the scanner and it was being commanded to 145 counts, but you could look in the throttle body and see that the pintle was all the way closed resulting in a very low idle and stalling. R...
1988 Chevrolet P30 Motorhom 7.4L Engine VIN: 1GBKP37W4J
This motorhome came to us with a knock in the motor. I suggested to the customer that it was a lower engine knock near #6 cylinder. Customer wanted me to check for lifters because he said noise went away under acceleration or increased rpm in park. Pulled valv...
1990 Chevrolet Caprice 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1BL53E2M
This Caprice came in with a Egr mil lamp on and a spark knock complaint and anti lock light after clearing the codes egr returned. Clean egr and reinstalled no better. Set the idle Iaw mitchell it was at 2100 rpm customer had replace idle valve without resetti...
1994 Chevrolet Beretta Z26 3.1L Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1LW15M5R
Hello all, we need some big time help with this one. We've had it for two months on and off with no avial. What happens is the vehicle jerks at cruising speed just like when the spark plug wires are bad, although less noticable then a dead misfire. When the Be... Trouble codes: 44 (Fuel system lean)
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L brake pedal VIN: 1GCEC19R0W
(FOUR WHEEL ABS)truck came in for soft pedal.frt. brakes were worn out ,so did brake job, rears good and adjustment good,pedal feel did not change. checked out arcives and mremoved rubber plugs from abs unit incerted a paper clip to check for bad accumulators-...
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L pasenger front seat VIN: 1GNFK16Z42
this noise is driving me nuts. only when pasenger seat is occupied is the noise there. it could be a 50lbs child or 200 lbs adult. the seat has a cracking noise when accl or braked. it feels like its coming from the seat back. it went away for a day when i lub...
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Inst Clust,Radio,Starter,A/C comp VIN: 2G1WF55E52
Customer has been having this problem very intermittently for approximately 2 months. Very rarely, car will do several intermittend electrical things. At times, IPC(cluster), Radio, and A/C compressor will not come on but car will start and heater/A/C fan will...
1996 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.5L Monitors Won't Run VIN: 2C3HD56F2T
Hello all, I have a Chrysler here I need some help with. The problem is the vehicle's non-continuous monitors will not run. In order to pass the Massachusetts OBDII portion of the state inspection, all continous and non-continuous monitors must run and pass. T...
2000 Chrysler Neon 2.0L factory alarm VIN: 1C3ES46C3Y
this vehicles alrm system will goe off intermittently.only when the doors are locked with the keyfob.also it is reported that the interior lights will stay on
1995 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Stall VIN: 1B4GH44RZS
Hello, We have a 95 caravan 3.3 that will not stay running after the customer pressure washed the engine compartment, was running great before this. The ECM is not storing any codes, the check engine light will flash while the engine is running, but not all ...
1998 Dodge B1500 3.9L brakes VIN: 2B7HB11X9W
This van came to us with an ABS light on. When first diagnosed, there was a code for the rear ABS speed sensor intermitting (DTC 37). This particular vehicle has rear wheel ABS only. We replaced the sensor, cleared the codes and road tested it. The ABS light r...
2000 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L readiness VIN: 1B4GP45G0Y
When I use my snap-on scan tool I am able to check the OBDII readiness and codes just fine. But when I go to get the emissions test( the ODBII emissions test in Georgia) the stations machine is not comunicating with the ECM.
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L engine VIN: 1C3EFRH76Y
replaced oil pump car runs fine. gets to temp starts to tap. replaced timing chain tensioner. problem still there. oil pressure is with in spec. any help would be great.
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L abs VIN: 1B7HC13Y81
this truck came to us with a complaint about a clicking brake pedal. turns out that the hydraulic unit would sometimes click (not as if the module was seeing wheel lock-up) and the rear brake would not operate effectively. during our inspection my tech noticed...
1990 Ford Ranger S 2.9L Oil pan VIN: 1FTCR10T6L
Customer brought in some small granules that came out of the oil pan when she changed the oil. They appear to be plastic, reddish-brown, irregularly shaped, and mostly 1-2 mm diameter. They don't look like pieces of camshaft sprocket to me, and I checked and o...
1995 Ford F-150 Special 5.0L 3-4 shift VIN: 1FTEX159SK
Trans shifts PERFECTLY through 3rd gear. NO fourth. Neutrals out. Manual shifts work as they should both up and down. Just NO fourth??? No Check engine light. No codes. Someone somewhere has seen this. ATSG book really gives no actual "no fourth" tree. What gi...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU34E8W
Hi, I have this 1998 explorer that will sometimes crank but not start. The customer stated they could spray carb cleaner into throttle body and it will start and no more problems that day. some times a week will go by and problems will return. said vehicle had...
1999 Ford Windstar 3.0L battery lite VIN: 2FMZA51U2X
a friend of mine replaced his alt. after it quit charging and the battery lite comes after it runs about 30 seconds its charging 14volts has code p1246 replaced alt. again same problem and code alt. both from autozone
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L oil pressure VIN: 1FTZF17201
ford does not list oil pressure spec in mitchell on demand,never seen an engine with this high oil pressure,wonder if high pressure is holding lifters open on those two cylinders,going to check oil filter and oil for restriction,the vacuum guage is bouncing li...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L 4*4 light and o/d flash VIN: 1FMZU73E52
the vehicle came in because of a delay in reverse and 4*4 light on. we rebuilt the transmission for a delay in reverse and also replaced the transfer case speed sensor. The trans mission case also had a crack in it so it to was replaced. the truck then came ba...
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L fem VIN: 2FMZA51402
hi-Ford experts I need your help!my own 2002 windstar i scanned the fem & rem for codes-found 2 for rear aux air blower relay 1&2 (blower was inoperative on medium & high speeds)-found blown # 23 fuse for rear relays 1&2.fixed that problem.scanned fem module c...
1998 GMC Safari SL 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GDDM19WB5
We got this van after the owner couldn't get it to start. He had installed a new Ignition Mod. and crank sensor. It died backing out of his drive he put gas in think maybe that was the problem. We checked the codes! Nothing there. It's getting no fire to the p...
1999 GMC Savana 1500 5.7L steering shaft VIN: 1GDFG15R5X
steering nosie in sterring shaft when turing 1/2 -3/4 turns if you hold the shaft with light pressure noise goes away tried to lube shaft and rag joint connection, also sprayed lube from inside car down shaft under rubber cover slight touching shaft will elima...
2003 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.3L airbag VIN: 1GTEK14X23
I have this truck that was in a minor crash but the drivers side airbag went off,will ihave to change the module+the clocksping any help would be great
1991 Honda Prelude Si 2.1L No Start VIN: JHMBA4144M
replaced dist for oil leak inside car will not run now it starts and insantly shuts down i have spark and pulse at the injectors i thought i had a bad dist put old one back in and still will not run im thinking the pgm relay is the prob lem is there any way to...
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Fluid level VIN: 1HGCB987L1
Hi all, this Accord is losing all of the fluid from master cylinder and apparently it is going into the abs reservoir and actually overflowing past the cap. The only DTC is # 21, which indicates low fluid level! We are at a loss as to where to start on this on...
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, lack of power VIN: 1HGCG5640W
car was towed in,lack of power ses light on.Vehicle started and ran ok.ses light cylider positin sensor. ran tests checked out. had known good distributer swapped out no change SES light sets immediatly after resetting.PCM is receiving signal from sensor and t... Trouble codes: 1382 (cylinder position sensor)
2000 Honda Insight 1.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: JHMZE1356Y
Vehicle has what seems to be an intermittant misfire while at cruise 1800-2200 rpm. Injectors have been removed and flow tested(all 3 test good). Spark plugs have been replaced and ignition coils as well, symptom still occurs. No MIL or codes stored in PCM. An...
2000 Honda Accord SE 2.3L 2->3, 3->4 shift VIN: 1HGCG5672Y
Hi, everyone I got the problem with 2000 honda accord L4 v-tec engine. This car came to my shop cause of delayed gear engagement 3rd and 4th of gears And While driving, the D4 indicator is flashing. I took off the A/T and send mission shop. They did rebuilt a...
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L clutch pressure control solenoid A VIN: 2HGES16521
Alldata testing and inspection states solenoid resistance should be "about 5 Ohms" Solenoid A reads 4.1 ohms. Solenoid B reads 5.5 ohms. Wiring checks for shorts or opens are OK. Testing arrives at the dreaded substitute known good PCM. Not having a known good...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L SRS System VIN: 1HGEM22911
Having trouble understanding and discerning the code reading for the SRS system. Have jumpered pins 1 & 9 @ OBDII connector, turn ignition to run position, Red SRS light and Yellow Side Air Bag Light both come on. Yellow Side A/B light goes off, Red SRS light ...
2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCH66583
hello please help, we have this 2003 accord with a code p2422 evap canister shut valve closed malfunction. we replaced vent valve on canister (we have very limited info on this system, i hope we replaced the correct one? the valve we replaced is mounted on the... Trouble codes: P2422 (evap canister vent shut valve close malfunction)
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L suspension VIN: 4S2DM58W1Y
vehicle has a clunk coming from rear of vehicle when almost at a complete stop and then again when touch gas pedal to pull out. have checked all suspension components and bushings and can't find anything loose or shifting. thanks for any help
1988 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L No Start VIN: 1JCMR7846J
Hello everyone. I've got a nightmare in the process here. This Jeep will VERY intermittently not start USUALLY after a hot soak. It has failed to start in the morning once or twice. When it won't start, it has Crank signal at the computer, sync signal at the c...
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L Clutch VIN: 1J4FX4958V
Greetings to all I put a complete clutch assembly in this jeep about 1000 miles ago all was okay until this past weekthe guy has adifficult time getting into gear when he stops for a light.He saye when the jeep is cold it does not do it only after driving seve...
1998 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L steering/suspension VIN: 1J4FY19S3W
Customer reports and intermittent shake mostly on deceleration that becomes severe at times. We test drove the vehicle and found only once in a while does the shake occurr but it is very severe and feels like the front of the jeep is about to fall off. To stop...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L lock up clutch VIN: SALTY1248Y
Greetimgs to all, This disco has an intermittent service engine light for "lockup clutch monitoring".Sorry.no p code on Autologic scanner. Customer states light usually comes on when driving up steep hill.This does not happen all the time and light will go o...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L electric Windows VIN: WDBJF55F0T
hello I have this mercedes e320 that came for brakes and then windows stop working after three days in the parking lot I woul very much appreciate any help you guys can give me as to what could be the cause os such problem I have checked fuses and door switche...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF65FXW
Access fault codes p0400 code present. Replaced egr valve, checked all related vacuum hoses, replaced if ness, made sure egr port and pipe clean. light came back on within 24 hours. any help appreciated Trouble codes: P0400
1998 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1MEFM55U4W
Hey gang, need some help with this Sable, while driving it will act like the ignition was turned off & on real fast. It does'nt ever stall. All the dash lights come on like it was just started. Sometimes too after it is shut off for a while the radio loses its...
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Compressor VIN: WMWRC33453
Hello everyone, I have this car and it's the first we have had at our shop. And of all things it needed an engine. My problem is that I have no service manual and can't get one from the dealer. I really need a system wiring diagram for the A/C. Or even better ...
1986 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L radio VIN: JN1HZ14S6G
after diconnecting the battery for a long while radio turns on and works fine. if on off switch on radio is cycled radio will not turn back on. if the battery is diconnected again for a long while radio turns on and works fine until the on off switch is cycled...
1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1CA2106T
Car stalls at times coming to a stop. At highway speeds will have a skip at times. No MIL light. any ideas??? Trouble codes: P0325
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09X12
hi all, got this pathfinder with a swirl control valve control solenoid valve code p1130. i have no consult scaner so testing the system with michell flow chart. i have power to the soleniod and when i give the soleniod power and ground the actuator gets vacu... Trouble codes: 1130 (swirl control valve control solinoid valve)
1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.4L timing belt VIN: 1G3WT32S2S
this car came in with the belt jumped time due to a bad idler pulley bearing. what are the chances of bent valves and what will be the easiest way to check if valves are bent if that is a possibility.
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L oil pressure VIN: 1G2WP52K5X
Hey guy's I need some help here. I have 99 Grand Prix with a 3800 with no oil pressure at idle and 60psi at 3000rpm. This vehicle came in with a lifter tick, found 1 lifter bad and replaced the set. After 3 days the customer calls me and says it has another no...
1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L convertable top VIN: WP0CB2967M
This vehicles convertable top is inoperative. In looking at wiring for system we find 30 amp fuse in fuse box and it is good. I see on the diagram there is a inline fuse as well. I am unable to locate it. Diagram says it is near the fuse box and is 15amp. inli...
1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L heater fan VIN: YS3DD55B2T
hallo automotive brains. Is there anybody willing to shine some light on this problem: last week I tried to figure out why this car has a intermittent surging idle. Cleaned throttle body, exchanged idler air valve and evap valve with a known good one. Still in...
2001 Saturn L300 3.0L Lighting VIN: 1G8JW52RX1
Hello Everyone, Thanks again for all that who are helping us out on this one. We have an intermittent problem with the interior lights, daytime running lights, and the traction control indicator light flickering at times. It would be sitting there at idle and...
1995 Toyota Paseo 1.5L compressor VIN: JT2EL45U5S
We removed the compressor, flushed the system, replaced the compressor with a reman, replaced the drier, evacuated and charged the system with the proper amount of r-134a.At idle the low side is 40psi, the high side is at 180psi, vent temperature is 5...
1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HP10V0X
vehical sets po171 slight hesitation on accell fuel press and vol ok no vac leaks has calif emissions and utilizes an air fuel sensor that hangs around .590 and will not go beyond .500 and .690 should this air fuel sensor swing from .0 to .9 like a conventiona... Trouble codes: P0171

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1990 BMW 325i 2.5L fan blade VIN: WBAAA1310L
Replaced both trans mounts as they were oiled and soft. Replaced rear trans seal as it was leaking replaced Guibo and center support bearing as they were worn out. Replaced both front motor mounts as they were sagged. RElaced bump stop bushing as it was rubbed...
1990 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBAAD21070
Thanks to Ned,Carl,Chris,Seth,Sean,Maurice and Dave for replying. I re-checked air intake hoses,timing belt and alignment,added more fuel in case there was second fuel pump,wires that run behind waterpump,air flow meter flap,plugged exhaust,and all the electri...
1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L Gauge Panel Lights VIN: WBAGJ8329T
Thanks again for all the help. The problem turned out to be the plug on the Coolant Level Sensor. This is a wonderfully engineered car but this 'hit or miss' plug looks like it came off a Yugo. I crimped two small female connectors to fit on those very small p...
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USCH7322V
First off I would like to thank all the members who responded to my email. All the responses i received were accurate. I took the top of the intake off and the wire to the cam sensor was very accessible. The book time of .7 is a little [...] the guys who said ...
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH8334X
Thanks for all the help. The crank case breather system was to blame. Replaced rear manifold cover and cleared codes. Customer is happy. iatn. Good Thing, Thanks again Don Johnston Trouble codes: P1159, P1161.
1997 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEC19R9V
the dealership said that these codes were the result of bad catalytic converters so he had them replaced under warranty and have not seen the truck returned so i do not know if the truck is indeed fixed (highly doubt) Trouble codes: P0172 (bank 1 indicates rich), P0175 (bank 2 indicates rich), P0102 (mass airflow signal low).
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 2GCEC19MXW
Hi everybody.Iwould like to thank veryone who replied to my post. Also I would like to thank personally Ron [...] who hit it righton the nail.The fix was some previous mechanic who worked on the truck hooked up the outlet and the inlet on the condenser back...
2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L no shift, ses light on VIN: 1GNDX03E82
The short turned out to be a bare wire within the harness that is actually routed outside the loom (im talking the whole loom)and all taped up on the outside of the loom but shorted on a bracket. Real bright GM. Looks like an after thought on GM's part. Watch ...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKEK19T83
the pressure sensor had gone south. the code was for a large leak but the tank was building pressure! the system thought the leak was relieving the pressure but actually the pressure could not be 'seen' so it was interpreted as a leak. what was wrong with th... Trouble codes: P0455 (i dunno).
2001 Dodge Neon 2.0L no-bus VIN: 1B3E546C31
We found the problem was some sort of an internal short in the instrument cluster. We replaced it and everything began to operate normally.
1990 Ford F-350 Custom 5.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTJW35H8L
I called the dealer for a new ecu, and it turned out that this truck had the wrong one in it, 1988 model. a new ecu from ford fix it , and it fired from the fist time. this truck had a electronic 4 speed trans. and the ecu in it was for a 3 speed. thanks for a... Trouble codes: 67 (trans selctor switch).
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L MIL Lamp on, VIN: 3FALP1136W
Hay Guys Thank you for the replies, Had one reply to check to see if the oil passsage was clear by removing the plug on the exhuast cam were the spring assy is and then have the engine running and then engerize the solenoid and see if the oil comes out of the ... Trouble codes: 1381 (cam timing advanced).
2001 Ford Focus Street 2.0L ABS Light Triggered VIN: 1FAFP34301
As I mentioned in the last post on the thread, We were able to resolve the problem by replacing the bearing with another new one. The replies were all excellent, and we followed up on them. However all test recommended were a 'pass'. We also had used an OEM be...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L engine VIN: 1FTSX30531
Thanks for responses to this one. Responses included hard valve guide seals, use thinner oil and check PCV tube for collapsed elbows. Customer has postponed repair as problem is not severe and is looking at new trucks. Thanks again,
2002 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L tv/dvd
Thanks guys . I opened the ribbon cable , found broken wire, and repaired . All replies led me in this direction
1998 Honda Accord LX 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1HGCG1649W
Thanks for the replies, this vehicle is fixed! Jerry from Virgina was right on the money. We tore the trans down again and found the CPC valves were stuck. Cleaned them up, put the valve body in the freezer overnight to make sure, and all is good.
1998 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L expansion valve or orfice tube VIN: KMK52JHY7K
Thanks to every one who has replied. I found all of your advice to be helpful. The customer has declined the repair at this time but I'm sure they will return once the hot summer days arrive. I feel confident that a new Expansion valve and Drier will correct t...
1988 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L pinion flange/seal VIN: SAJHV1644J
First, I want to say that without iATN we would not have been able to fix this car. Turns out that the 'snout' I described is properly called a 'spigot', and on later models it is incorporated into the pinion shaft so that the nut on the pinion holding the y...
1994 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L No Start VIN: 1545464616
well i got busy and forgot to let you all know i want to thank everyone for help put a new computer in it still had problems changed out the cam sensor again and it was fine the one i got from the dealer was bad thanks again
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ58SXR
Did you ever have one of those cars that the little voice in the back of your head kept saying the same thing over and over? Sometimes we tend to throw out our 'gut feeling' when we get a little too over-enthusiastic about our jobs. My gut feeling was 'this ...
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G6W
Gentelmen, Good day!! Thanks for all the replies, and sorry for the delayed response.. I was away Fishin' on va-ca.. Most of the replies stated that you can't use aftermarket cats on Lexus/ Toyota products.. It aint happenin' !!! This is good to know for futur... Trouble codes: P0420 (Main catalyst below threshold B1).
1994 Mazda Protege 1.8L Cuts out VIN: JM1BG224XR
The problem turned out to be that the new strainer was plugged. I don't know from what but it was a white sticky substance. When I put the the new pump in I had drained all the old gas out of the vehicle and so no signs of this substance. The vehicle was also ...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 4Matic 3.0L transfer case VIN: WDBED30E1M
This one is fixed and out of here.In order to bleed you absolutely have to bridge terminals 2 and 8 with the 4 matic control unit disconnected or you will not have any oil out the bleeder screw on the rear diff.Once I bridged these terminals ,hydrauic oil spra...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L No Reverse VIN: WDVGA32E6P
Hi Guys. I received three help requests. George from NY suggest replacing the valve body with a matching control unit which would have fixed the problem but would have been pricey. The problem was a stuck KS Valve in the throttle body. Thanks to you all. Larry...
2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Fast or High Idle VIN: 4A3AA46G61
The car has no problems with the trans, customer thinks the at 70 MPH the eng should be at lower RPM's and not like a so loud. As for the fast Idle on start up, I did an Idle relearn and cleaned the TB twice. The car still has the high Idle for about 3 to 4 se...
1999 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Axle seal VIN: 1N4DL010D9
We finally got this car back and took original shaft and removed outer cv joint from reman unit and installed new seal and everything is fine now.Most replies indicated transmission problem,customer and myself were not buying that since all was fine before axl...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, poor power VIN: JN1CA31D9Y
Once again you fine technicians have come through. Below are the 7 replies I received and the suggestions they had. All suggestions were looked at closely and very much appreciated. Micah [...] - Said there is a bulletin regarding the MAF sensor which is a c...
1995 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L fuel injection VIN: 1G3HN52K1S
alot of replies for keys but keys tested good all the way to passkey control module. Special thanks to Lloyd who sent some great information connect scope to passkey signal wire A3 to engine control module fnd the 50htz signal fnd engine control module flty pi...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L p1629 VIN: 1G2NE52T0T
Well guys and gals. I'm going to call this one fixed. I haven't heard back from the customer, so that's a plus. I didn't get much help on this one although 5 of you did have some suggestions. Most of which I had already tried. I think that I mentioned in my fi...
1998 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Misfire VIN: 4S3BD4957W
The VSS was the problem (spedometer gears bad in the differntial) Replaced gears and no codes . I think the ecm was confused or in limp mode and set PO1507 and PO1540 Idle control system malfunction . Lester from California was correct in his help . Trouble codes: P00, 500 (VSS sensor Malf), P1507, P1540.
1991 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT3AC21SXM
found slight traces of oil in distributor so i replaced the housing / also found the electrical portion of the ignition switch to be the ultimate failure / thanks for the help Jim.
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L headlights VIN: 4T1BG22K6X
Thanks for the 2 replies that were received. I thought about this car all night and in the morning I tried to find out how the integration relay worked an this car. I'm still not real sure but I found that the 12v to the headlight switch has to go through the ...
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Right Front Suspension VIN: 4T1BF28B1Y
Replaced the right front strut at the end of the day on Wendsday, and put back in the OE mount. Had to have vehicle ready for customer to take home last night. When she came back this morning she said that the noise was gone. Replaced the other front strut ass...
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA81H8S
I would like to thank everybody for the replies, especially Bill and Ron, who took a few hours of their time to help me with this. Most replies said the MAF, on thing that jumped out was the MAF load would always stay at 0. replaced the MAF and car runs great!... Trouble codes: 00553 (maf), 00515 (veh speed sensor).
1995 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.9L abs VIN: WVWAA83A6S
The code FL-G47 was the key. 'FL' stands for 'front left' and that was the problem. Left front wheel speed sensor. Thanks to Randy at our local dealer for the information.
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Lack of Power/Turbo VIN: WVWMA63B3W
Thanks to all who took time out of their schedules to respond. Thanks to Anthony, Wedge and Dollard who talked about the wastegate flap falling off. Since I knew all else was in proper working order I just decided to take the exhaust manifold off to see if i c...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L abs VIN: WVWWH23VOY
I recieved alot of replies saying that possible abs unit is bad I spoke to customer about the unit and the cost and she will try to get the dealer to replace because of low milage.I thank every one for their inputs and will post update as soon as possible.
1990 Volvo 740 2.3L turbo VIN: YV1FA8745L
I recieved 3 replys by the time I figured this one out.Turns out to be the timing belt tentioner pulley.How can a noise from the front of the engine come out the turbo? I have never heard a tentioner make a noise in all the years Ive worked on Volvo's,since 19...
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