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2000 Audi TT 1.8L compressor VIN: TRUTS28N5Y
Hello Audi Techs: I need extra help with this vehicle, few weeks a go it came with the compressor inop, I check for pressure in the A/C system and in the low side I have 100psi, so there is enough amount of charge. Then I check the fuses and the pressure switc...
1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L Cluster read out VIN: WBAGJ8329T
The read out on the speedometer is failing. Can't read odometer or other data. I've been told I need a new cluster, cost aproximatly $480.00. What is the usual labor charge? Is there a better way? Are there uses clusters somewhere in the world. Is this a repai...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ8328V
Car came in with a check engine light on and a poor run condition. After scanning the computer it showed total of 8 different codes all related to cylinder mis-fires - some codes were multiple cylinder mis-fires - we also had a #139 Activation MAP Cooling- we ...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L speedometer
we have a 99 BMW 528i that the speedo is inop. The abs dash light is on. Through the OBD II conection we can read the vehicle speed on our scan tool. Should we just replace the speedo or is there another system controling the speed signal.
1988 Buick Century Custom 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1G4AH81W5J
This car has symptoms I've never seen before. It runs great in open loop, as soon as it goes to closed loop it starts to stumble, idle rough, surge, and stall out. unless you "pedel it" she will stall out. I don't get any codes when i try to blink them out, bu...
1996 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L dome lights VIN: 1G4CW52K4T
Dome lights don't time out in the 25sec. like their supose to. Replaced drivers door handel switch because when put in self diagnistic mode there was no recognition of that switch, all the other doors past test. Flow chart says possable remote funtion moduel o...
1983 Cadillac Seville 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G6AS698XE
Hello everyone, This vehicle came in about 2 weeks ago Running rough sold the customer a major tune up cap rotor wires and plugs compression tested good. The car left customer complaint about service engine light comes on when accelerating and goes off when th... Trouble codes: 52 (Power to ecm interupted)
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L starter/flywheel VIN: 1G6KD54Y1W
hello again all. this one is driving me nuts. the vehicle will make an odd rattle/clanging noise only on right turns. the noise stays in neutral, but will leave if i turn off the engine on a right turn. i've found that i can reproduce the noise if i lean the c...
2001 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KY54931
I have an 2001 caddy that shows PO446 -- a restricted or blocked evap vent path. Pulled off all the hoses from the charcoal canister to the vent solenoid, taken apart the vent solenoid, cleaned the filter, blew air through lines from the throttle body to the c... Trouble codes: P0446
1996 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: IGNEC13R4T
HI Y'ALL ! We have this Tahoe with cylinder 5 misfire. I am posting this for friend at other shop. The customer brought it to him and wanted the heads repaired, #5 cylinder misfire. After testing compression and cylinder leakage, the #5 INJECTOR AND HOSE W/ PO... Trouble codes: P0305
1996 Chevrolet Corsica 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1LD554XT
Hello techs. This car cranks well & sounds like it is going to start. It seems to flood the cylinders easily. For all practical purposes the engine should run. I am asking if anyone knows what compression psi should be on a healthy 2.2L. This car just died whi...
1997 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 5.7L MIL Lamp on, Long Crank In AM VIN: 1GCGC29R8V
Customer Came in complaining of long crank in AM and MIL Light will stay on for 2 hours in AM Only. Scan System and Pulled Code P1351. Test for fuel pressure. Fuel Pressure was good. There was no fuel under intake to indicate problem with Regulator. We did fin... Trouble codes: P1351 (Igntion Control Circuit High Voltage)
1998 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 7.4L starter drag VIN: 1GCHK33R4W
Customer installed a GM crate motor. Brought it to me with a code p1345. I retimed the distributor correctly and the code is now gone. I also set the cam timing with my scanner to -1 degrees. The truck still drags when starting like the timing is very high (ne...
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Surge VIN: 1G1JC124XX
Hi techs, this is my brother-in-laws car and it is giving me fits. While driving at highway speeds it will sort of surge. What it feels like is getting hit by a stong headwind. It doesn't do it all the time. You can drive it for miles and never do it. There ar...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L No Start
Hi to all.This chev is giving us a headache.Approximatly every 5 key cycles we get a crank/no go.Whats missing is spark.No codes logged and normal scan data except that when it acts up the crank rpm hits and stays at 12000.This didnt seem right to me so on wen...
1995 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L clutch? VIN: 1B7KF26C65
the original clutch was replaced to solve this problem but did not resurface flywheel(flywheel inspected good). still had a problem so customer wanted flywheel machined, removed flywheel for machining and installed another "new" clutch and still have a chatter...
1998 Dodge Caravan 3.3L engine& trans. VIN: 2P4GP44RXW
under a load engine moves side to side and vibrates.we changed the left front motor mount and cv shaft and it didn't change anything.any suggestions would be appreciated. thank you, bill [...]
1999 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Stall VIN: 1B7GG22X9X
C P Rail truck backing up all the time stall in rev. and 1st. all other ok did trans,new throttle body,pcm, crank cam sensors,fuel filter,full tune up.fuel pulse with gose to 10 to 14 iac starts at 10,12 gose up to 55 the timing chain was done, repair wires fr...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2B4GP44322
Looks like iac motor not operating. motor ohm's good. wires back to computer have continuity. Van does not idle or will just idle with no a/c in neutral. Does something go wrong with these motors that takes out the computer or is there something else that shut... Trouble codes: P0508
1986 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTEF15N3G
This is a night mare the multi-symptom of this truck bad trailer hitching @ 25 mph ( intermitant ) bad unstable idle at times pulsating idle at times. i can clear most symptoms up by disconnecting the ACT sensor & when i reconnect it it cut's motor off It too... Trouble codes: 63 (continiuos)
1992 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L o/d VIN: 1FMDU34X4N
this 4x4 explorer came to our shop(not a trans shop) with a well operating E4OD trans except for 1 strange problem. if you go right from the park position to reverse or drive it takes off without hesitation and shifts fine. if you should go right from park to ...
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L No 2nd gear VIN: 1FTCR14X1V
Truck was brought in with trans slipping and fluid burnt. I was not able to test drive before the repair. What I am getting is NO 2nd gear command in the manual position or in drive. The MLPS shows 2nd gear.I get solenoid faults on all 3 solenoids and a 3rd ge...
1998 Ford Mustang 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FABPXXXXX
No start, spent 10 hours proving the ecu was bad. Replaced ecu, reprogrammed PATS and car started right up 8- 10 times When I went to move the car, as soon as the RPM hit 1200 the ecu fried again. Vehicle acts like it has a bad crank sensor. Live data looks g...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Head VIN: 3FAKP1136X
Came in with coolant blowing out rad.cap.Customer wants head removed,check head,water pump and timing belt.This is my first one of these and was just wondering if there is anything special to look out for.Thanks in advance for your time.
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L t-belt alignment / compression VIN: 1FAFP6538X
Car came in turning over somewhat weak. Did a compression test, specs below in testing. aligned cam shafts with SST and aligned crank with crank pulley, the only notch on it with the v-notch on the block. this is what the book shows the only alignment for the ...
2000 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Surge VIN: 1FAFP42X4Y
Hello to all. We have an irratic idle problem with this mustang with A/C on only. Test components for vacuum leaks - none found. No codes in system. We suspect iac motor and are looking for confirmation. Thanks
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L fuel economy VIN: 1FTZR15V1Y
customer states fuel milage only 12mpg. vechile had tune up 6 mounths ago. all scan data norman. fuel psi 60.
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Charge light VIN: 1FAFP3H372
Customer brought this alternator in for repair. We installed the correct aftermarket (Transpo F601)regulator. When he installed the alt, he still gets Code P1246. I tried to buy the OE regulator from Ford but it is not sold seperate from the alternator. Anyon...
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW08L81
soory about the no code list. when the vehicle drove out of the shop i left the list in the truck. all the codes were saying bank 1 and 2 were rich, ho2s12, ho2s11,rich. code 303 for cyl# 3 skipping. removed coils and used spark testers they are gapped at .060... Trouble codes: P0137
1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Cooling, A/C fans VIN: JHMCB7657P
Hi guys -- Both fans inop, even when manually turn on A/C. Car is overheating and fans don't kick on. I've tested everything I can think of, except for coolant switch A on the Tstat housing. I don't have any A/C equipment up here in the great Northwest (I wou...
1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX5240W
Hi , this Jaguar is very rare here in my country -there are only two-, and i have this example on my shop with a fuel odor complaint inside the car - indeed , it has fuel smell inside the car- , i have checked fuel lines , cap , tank and everything seems to be... Trouble codes: P0452 (Evap system pressure)
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GZ58S1W
This vehicle misfires under load consistantly but we have not been able to pinpoint the problem.During normal driving it will run fine,it has to be run hard or climbing a steep hill.Service engine light comes on sometimes but not always.Sure sems to be an igni... Trouble codes: P0301
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10U04
lean condition. check light comes on up hill Trouble codes: 0171 (lean conditione bank 1)
2001 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L air ride VIN: 5LMFU28R31
i am working on this navigator that will intermitantly not lower the rear suspension. i can unhook the rear level sensor and push it up, the susp. will raise as far as you want it to. pull the sensor down and it will not lower no matter how long you wait, or d...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L A/C center vent VIN: WDBAB33C3F
We are having same problem with center vent A/C The actuator was bad, new installed along with push button control, due to no ground to center of the five switchover solenoid valve behind the radio. Few months later we lost ground from the pushbutton again. Se...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Cuts out, CUT OUTAT SPEED109KM VIN: WDB1400331
Description for fault by W.I.S says check pin 8 to pin 32 but pin 8 is empty ! How is the HFM reading VSS? VSS reading 220k/h(actual from HFM ECU reading when driving ) when i am actually 110k/h -( ASD ECU is reading 110k/h )-this is why car cuts out and there... Trouble codes: 73 (VSS implausibly high)
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L alarm system VIN: WDBKK47F5X
I've got an alarm system problem with this one guys. Customer brought this car in after he had pulled fuse 9 in an attempt to deactivate the alarm system. it had been going off for no apparent reason. even with fuse 9 pulled the lights were still flashing alth...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L compressor VIN: WDBLK65G82
car came in with no ac working checked pressure at rest,75 psi. cant get compressor clutch to engerize. checked all fuses in box ok. did not have a chance to get into the job very far on saturday.couldnt find and fixes in the data base. is there any known comm...
1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L taking off VIN: JA3BM64J8P
Ok bear with me ,being a Chrysler trans tech but not mitsu. I need some help.This is a buddies car which I believe goes into limp mode sometimes.I drove it to the first stop sign then it acted like it was taking off in 2nd or 3rd and has a very slight 2-3 and ...
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L ac compressor VIN: 3N1CB51D62
car came in ac not cooling checked fuses and relay no problem found there system not getting ground signal pcm tryed known good pcm same problem I do have good grounds and good power voltage when came in cooling fans were working if I applied ground to system ...
1990 Plymouth Laser RS 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 4P3CS44U4L
Hey guys, I have an old Plymouth Laser RS Turbo here that dies and will not restart. Its one of those cars that came in on the flatbed and of course it started right away. It only acts up very very intermittently. The customer states that theres no rhyme or re...
1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WPOAB0961K
This car came in for a stalling problem, it has had the engine rebuilt very reciently, by another shop. At first I found a bad plug wire resistor #2 cylinder lower plug, so I replaced that, and the lower plugs on that bank. When you let off the throtle the eng...
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0AA299XX
1998 Saturn badge_gone 1.9L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GBZG1278W
Hello to Saturn Techs, - This one is a bit out of our line, since we usually do Jaguars & Rovers. We have here a 1998 2-door Saturn, which bucks most annoyingly at part throttle, has reasonable power at higher throttle ranges, and which returns trouble codes P... Trouble codes: P0463 (1599 -), 1599 (1620 - learn fault), 1620 (learn fault), 1624 (tcm-ecm)
1998 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JF1GF4358W
Did Timing belt and tune-up three weeks ago. Customer came in last Friday with CEL flashing. Found P0301 & P0302 in history. Drove 5 miles and light started flashing. Doesn't really feel like a misfire but vehicle is obviously seeing it. Seems to act up much m... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cyl 1 Misfire), P0302 (Cyl 2 Misfire), P0304 (Pending Cyl 4 Misfire)
1998 Subaru Forester S 2.5L mil VIN: JF1SF6552W
thank you for listening. this car has p0304 cylinder 4 missfire. has new tune-up plugs wires and filters. also had camshaft and crankshaft seals replace for leaking. new timing belt tensioner and idler pulleys. check engine light was on before all services wer...
1993 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L Gas smell VIN: JT4VN13D6P
Customer complains of raw gas smell from this truck. We have verified the complaint. Visual inspection did not find any leaks. The smell occurs when engine starts up. Smell seems to be coming from under upper intake (plenum), I removed the plenum because I was...
1988 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Cuts out, DIES WHEN HOT
car runs good till hot.fuel filter gets hot and engine dies.if you keep filter cool theres no problem.when car dies fuel guage will fluncate back and forth.even with engine not runing.like hot fuel or vapor lock. c
1994 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Surge, Misfire
this vehicle has a miss fire at 2000rpm in neutral It surges at 80kmH when the foot is 30% on the throttle. If i disconnect the throttle body the fault is gone in neutral.I think the fault lies in the throttle body as a worn wiper arm or circuit in the tps swi...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L radio VIN: 3VWPA81H2X
a little help on a vw radio code please. used to be i called any dealer and the code was given but i no longer do any contracting for them and the guys want 55 beans to give the code out. model #PU-1582A-B wolfsgurg vin [...] could someone fill...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCA21C8Y
Need some help with this Volkswagon. This car runs perfect. No problems of anykind. Customer just wants his engine light off. They can drive the car for several weeks before code 16556 (P0172)-Fuel Trim (Bank 1) System Too Rich activates. Can't really see any ... Trouble codes: P0172 (Feul Trim Bank 1 System Too Rich)
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L A/C system VIN: 3VWSF29M7Y
Vehicle came in with A/C inoperable. Replaced A/c control head, checked all grounds, replaced temp and a/c cutoff switch. A/c still cuts off intermently. The A/C cut off on customer once after repair. vehicle arrived at shop with A/C inoperable, but STARTED wo...

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1997 Audi A4 2.8L thermostat VIN: WAUEA88D9V
The temp. sensor and the 5mm allen bolt bleeder was located in the coolant pipe located behind the right side cylinder head. Ordered the replacement temp. sensor by Vin#, received a 059-919-501...no 'A', no 'B'- but it was right. By the way, the Audi sensor wi...
1993 BMW 318is 1.8L Cuts out VIN: WBABE5312N
1997 BMW 328is 2.8L No Start VIN: WBABG232XV
The majority of the replies to this help request concerned a faulty EWS control unit, some suggested checking the software version, and others suggested replacement of the control unit altogether. We checked the software level on the EWS control unit, and it w... Trouble codes: 234 (Cat Inefficiency Cylinders 4-6), 83 (Crank Pos. Sensor), 35 (Secondary Air pump Relay).
1992 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G4HR53L1N
Thank you everyone for taking the time to offer suggestions and advice. Unfortunatley the customer has elected to get rid of the car and not persue any further diagnosis. I wish I could have figured it out but I couldn't afford to loose any more time on it wit...
1992 Buick Regal 3.1L No Start
hello my fellow techs, I have not completed this vehicle,there were many good suggestions and I have gone thru almost all of them, i have gotten so busy with alot of electrical work and must close this one out as time has ran out on me. When i get more time i ...
1993 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1G4CU5318P
OK I sent this down the road and was waiting to see if he came back with it for any more.It was a combo of problems.First,although I failed to mention it I had tested fuel pressure itwas 39 psi,spec was 41.A little low,but not the problem.The ecm was funky,I w...
1997 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L Electronic VIN: 1G6EL12Y3V
Thanks for all the responses. I am sorry that it took so long to close this one. Customer has not been back and have not heard from them, so I can only assume that it is working properly. Low temp sensor was the most common answer and I suspect that is correct...
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Front Brakes VIN: 1G1JC1249X
To All Who Helped, Thanks for the quick replies! What ended up fixing this one was putting on a set of acdelco shoes and turning the drums. I found out from the customer that after they had another shop that specializes in brakes and is nationwide replace th...
1999 Chevrolet K2500 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GCGK23J1X
Thanks for the replies on this. The IAC would extend but not retract. After further investigation found that there was an open wire between the pcm and iac. Located the wire near the intake manifold and repaired. Works great now. Thanks again
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LT 6.0L abs module, warning lamps VIN: 3GNGK26U0Y
We found ground G110 Was faulty and at certian times when the body and frame would flex we would loose the frame ground, which is where the ABS system picked up it's ground, and therefore would cause a feed back through other systems. Our fix for this problem,...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Window VIN: 2GCEC19T1Y
On this one we replaced the circuit breaker/switch assembly and that fixed the problem. Thanks guys for responding on this one.
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L reciprocating parts VIN: 2GCEK19T71
Thanks for all the ideas. There is a lot of common problems on these engines based on what you all said. The leading responses were, carbon knock, piston rattle, and lifter noise. I was hoping for more of a 'oh they always do this' response but apparently ther...
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L warning ligh VIN: 2G1WF55K92
Thankyou all for the info. although we have not made the repair it loods like the BCM is the problem.
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L cooling fan&ETS control VIN: 1G1JF52F73
Thanks to all that replied. Gene [...] both said to check the grounds by the battery cable. I looked at it at first but missed it. I was looking for a seperated ground cable , it turned out to be a metal bracket that is made on the negative...
1998 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L no communacation VIN: 3B6MC36D5W
Thanks everyone duane from alaska hit it on the head it was the crank sensor. shorted had ref voltage pulled low
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L Surge VIN: 1B4HS28N6Y
I recieved 5 responses and 3 hit the nail right on the head. The fix was the TPS. After reading the replies I carefully monitured the TPS signal with my scope and found that right after the throttle closes, I could see very small rises in the TPS voltage signa...
1986 Ford F-150 5.0L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy
Fellow techs. Thanks for all the replies. Special thanks to Rusty. I sent the injectors to Linder Technical Services for testing. They were 5 to 7 percent lean across the board which I didn't think was enough to cause our problem. The good folks at Linder said...
1993 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR1508P
i cut the return wire to computer toverify i was getting a good signal to ecm. i was getting good signal from maf, i next checked it at ecm harness, was also getting good signal. when i reconnected the wire to the ecm i lost the signal. the ecm was pulling the... Trouble codes: 157 (maf signal low).
1993 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L No Start VIN: 1TXEX15YNK
The jury is IN...the fix is IN...it WAS the processor...just as suspected...Morton from Ga. was the closest with his mention of the ECM...I found it strange that those that responded did not realize that a FP relay was FIRST thing that was replaced along with ... Trouble codes: 542 (Fuel pump ckt.....eec fp relays already renewed...no-fix), 553 (552 -), 552 (565 -), 565 (556 -), 556 (558 -), 558 (testing and results).
1998 Ford F-150 4.6L blower motor
Everyone pretty much said the same thing. Water leak at windshield soaking the GEM and fusebox. After 10 min. inspection, bingo signs of water!!! Customer did not approve repairs at this point in time Thank you to all who replied. You were a great help!!
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTRX17L8X
I want to thank all of the techs that replied, after tearing down engine and stripping heads, the pieces of metal did not come from this engine, customer decided to repair engine, replacing the piston and repair the heads, to put the truck to good use, the mys...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31F8X
Well we replaced the number five injector andit ran great. Thanks for the help and replies. Hope this doesn't happen to you guys. Trouble codes: P0275 (cyl.5 contribution or balance fault).
1995 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L balance shaft belt VIN: JHMBB215XS
Thank you foR all the replies 18 in all. I went ahead and replaced the cam, crank and balance shaft seals along with the waterpump and both belts and all is well. The balance shaft did have a seal retainer after all. Thank you again for all your help.
1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: JNKAY21D5P
after recieving the help from members we proceeded testing of computer controlled sensors. MAF and ECT tested ok. going on the feeling of the ignition system fault we tested the power transistor signal integrity and resistance specs and found faulty firing sig...
1995 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L will not shift out of first
thanks for your supplys the output sensor plug was not good wire was broke i/2 inch from plug thanxs for your help
1984 Jeep Grand Wagoneer 5.9L Front differential VIN: 1JCNJ15N6E
Thank You for the replies Gentlemen! In reference to my original question, the fix is to obtain a basic vacuum switch from aftermarket sources or lap the one you have. I was toying with the idea of using electric vacuum solenoids to turn this system in to a pu...
1988 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L No Start VIN: 1JCMR7846J
Thank you everybody. Tried a new crank sensor and it hasn't died for a week. Thanks again everyone.
1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA723XX
Thanks to all 8 who replied. This was a tough combination problem for me. I had done a deadhead fuel pressure test when I replaced the filter and it seemed normal compared to specs. Of course, as time went by I finally tested fuel pressure again,this time at t... Trouble codes: P1624, P0171, P0301, P0300.
1996 Mazda Miata 1.8L Steering VIN: JM1NA3539T
Thanks for all the input. All control arm bushings etc. checked ok. We did an alignment and even though it was out, there was no improvement. The customer has taken the car.(ran out of cash for the time being)We felt the next step was to replace the proportion...
2001 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start VIN: JM1NB35371
Thank you for the help.At this time the ecu for this mazda is at a rebuilder trying to replace the inj drivers for three of the cylinders with out changing the immobilizer coding.If it works I will post a fix. If not then owner will have to buy a neu ecu and I...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L code 26 VIN: WDBGA51E5S
Followed the step by step adjustment procedure for the kick down/vacuum assembly. Car has been gone two weeks now. Thanks.
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L power locks VIN: WBDAXEGX45
vehicle was from a used car dealer and was able to provide no history at all. tried switching wires on actuator, new aam, new actuator and new batteries with no luck. Dealer finally took it back and sold it at auction.
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L lateral accel sensor VIN: 4JGAB54E9Y
Thank you all for helping me locate the lateral accel sensor in this ML. IT was right behind the shifter under the console and sound deadening material. Our scanner indicated its signal to be faulty and upon replacement the traction control system problems wen...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L a/c VIN: 15WD159780
both replies point to the freon pressure being out of spec a quick evac and charge showed the pressure sensor to be bad. replaced and now fixed. thanks
1992 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L speedometer VIN: JN1CZ24HXN
Received three replies on this one. One sounded definite about condemning the speedo head, another leaned in that direction, and the last suggested looking for a slipping drive gear causing a high reading? There were suggestions to look for a mismatch between ...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D41
Well fellow iATN members I am calling this one fixed I talked to the customer today and he said so far so good, and he has been driving it for almost 2 weeks now. While I was waiting for responses to my post I went ahead and repaired the code I had for the sma... Trouble codes: P0600, P0725, P1605 (A/T diag communication line fault).
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09X12
sorry everybody. but this vehicle had come from another shop, that had been replacing parts to fix what they thought was a evap code. i recived 1 replie that said that alldata had good info on this system. the shop wanted the vehicle back before i got the repl... Trouble codes: 1130 (swirl control valve control solinoid valve).
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Trans slip VIN: 1G2NE12T0V
Thanks to all for your input. There is a disagreement as to Transgo kits vs Sonnax valve body repair kits. We have had good luck with both in the past. Michael from Washington summed things up with 'Transgo seems to try to compensate for valve body wear while ...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L fuel gauge VIN: YS3DD58N6X
First I would like to thank everyone for their replies. The fix for this was replacing the fuel module with another oe unit. I removed the module and connected the connector. I scoped the output and found a bad spot in the sweep. First there is not a relearn p...
2001 Saturn L300 3.0L Lighting VIN: 1G8JW52RX1
I would like to thank the three people that responded to our help request. It did have a badf BCM. We replaced to fix. That is what we thought it was from the beginning and it was nice to get the responses back with other techs saying the same thing. It was re...
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