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1994 BMW 318is 1.8L a/c compressor VIN: WBABE5320R
hi guys i have this 94 bmw(my brothers) a/c compressor will not engage ,the a/c panel will not light the a/c swith ,the recycle swith or the rear window defrost button,all inop , checked all fuses system will not work but the a/c blower works just fine and if ...
1995 BMW 318is 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABE632XS
"check engine" light on with code 1262. customer stated that "check engine" light was only on at idle before we replaced the crankcase vent valve. we found valve leaking vacuum and very rough idle. we replaced the vent valve and vehicle runs great now however ... Trouble codes: 1262
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L steering wheel VIN: WBAGJ8325W
BMW techs please help. this guy is a really good customer, I dont want to let him down. I have this BMW 740 the steering wheel wobbles when you lightly press on the brakes - deaccel between 60 - 40 MPH. theres no feel in the pedal. We replaced all rotors & pad...
1989 Buick Riviera Luxury 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1G4EZ11CXK
Greetings to all This buick will cut out like a light switch but will start right back up like nothing happened.It has happened to me several times but I cant get agood test on any thing because it fires right up.Many parts have been replaced by other shops.I ... Trouble codes: B0334, B0336
1995 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.8L Convertor VIN: 1GNDU06L2S
This is a fairly high mileage van with a lean surge or shudder at cruise speed. Rather than replacing injectors, I want to defeat the lock-up convertor without turning on the SES light. This a 4T60E Tranny. Cut the tan ground wire today too the TCC solenoid & ...
1995 Chevrolet S10 4.3L clutch VIN: IGCDT19Z2S
I have a 4x4 s-10 here that binds going into first or second and also grinds sometimes going into reverse. It almost like the clutch is releasing. I check the master and slave for leakage and none was found. Fluid level was also good. I also removed the inspec...
1996 Chevrolet C1500 5.0L interchange VIN: 1GCEC14MTZ
I am working on a 1996 1/2T 2wd Chevy truck with a 305/4l60e The trans is slipping and I have access to a good 1998 model 4l60e that was behind a 350. The '96 is the regular 'ol SBC type trans with the sheet metal dust cover, and the '98 has a bolt on full cir...
1996 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L Surge, Cuts out, Slight buck (hitch) VIN: 2G1FP22K4T
Hello fellows. Does anyone know what trailer hitching is? That is my best description of symptoms on this car. It seems to do this worse under 40 MPH, but does not matter what speed the car is in. Engine does not have to be under load. In fact it reacts worse ...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 2GCEK19T9Y
Hi all, this customer called and said that he had left the drain plug out of the engine overnight and the next morning, antifreeze was dripping out of the oilpan drain hole. Has anyone seen cases of coolant in the oil in these newer style engines, and what has...
2002 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 1GBFG15R4Y
Hello ,thanks in advance.The van has no power while driving.I have made 1 road test that van dove great.If i give any gas to accel the injector pulse drops to 0.vehicle speed is correct.mass air seems ok.I have done complete tune up,cleaned maf and injectors.I... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0300, P1870
2003 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.3L abs VIN: 1GCFG29T83
i have a co550 code in the system i cant run any test till the code is cleared and it wont clear i also have the three speed sensors read 3mph when sitting still what it up with this is the ebcm gone.
1995 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L fuel trims VIN: 4B3AU52N5S
I watch the fuel trims and its F Lt-25 B-Lt25 then sometimes it smooths on one side lean on the other,sometimes it smooths out.Stays on open loop.Thanks to all who have helped in the past.This one is tuff.Thanks again for the help.I'm a one man band h...
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 3B7HC13Y4T
This pick-up came to us a while back with the same code-P0340-cam position sensor and it was not running. A new distributor solved the problem at that time. The problem now is the same code is here again and the vehicle will not start at times. Hot or cold, do... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam position sensor)
1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L Stall VIN: 2C3HH56F0T
This car runs GREAT... Every now and then though it stalls. Hard restart right away, let it sit for 5 and it fires right up. After a couple events stalling it will set a P0320 No crank ref at PCM. I have scoped both Cam & Crank and wiggled all connectors and h... Trouble codes: P0320 (No Crank Ref at PCM)
1997 Dodge Stratus 2.4L hydraulic system VIN: 1B3EJ46X2V
everything works fine now, but im a little gun shy now. has anyone had this problem with this vehicle? it does have 4 wheel abs.
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L Mechanical
Hello IATN members. I have this Durango that seems to have a head gasket problem. While cranking engine with rad cap off water gushes out, and with pressure tested attached I get about 7PSI of pressure in cooling system while cranking. But does not seem to ...
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)
1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L Misfire VIN: 1FTEX14H7J
This thing is making my butt hurt! Was towed in last mon. for a no start cond. After checking evrything found it needed a hall effect switch and ign. module. Pulled dist. and replaced, fired right up, timed eng. and sent my happy customer on his way. He ran th...
1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L no drive gears VIN: 1FACP57U7P
Good Morning: We are not a tranny shop and need some direction on this Taurus. It has reverse but no forward gears when moving selector throught the ranges. The manual lever postion sensor indicates the correct positions on the scanner when run throught the ra...
1993 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L will not accept freon VIN: 1FACP42E7P
customer brought this car to me, his complaint no cold air. I checked it with my gauges , no freon. So I changed the accumulator,orfice tube assembly, and flushed system then vacumed it down. when I tryied to put freon in it , it would not let me. it will not ...
1994 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FDLF47MXR
This vehicle has two problems which may be related. 1. It shifts fine through all gears and l/u at light throttle but won't 2-3 shift at more than about 15% TPS until you completely leave off throttle. Then it up shifts into 4th and l/u. 2. The OD switch does...
1994 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FMEU15HXR
We have a problem with the 1-2 shift in this vehicle. If you are steady on the throttle even light throttle, it will not shift into 2nd until you let up on the throttle. You can have your foot at 1/4 throttle and it will go up to 4,000 RPM and stay there until...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L oil cooler VIN: 1FTJX35G3S
hello ford professional teachnicians i am installing a remanufactured 7.5l in an f350 2wd. the engine rebuilder specifies that the oil cooler must be replaced to keep the waarranty. i priced a ford oil cooler and it is over $1000.00 list. my question is, is th...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP57U4T
Vehicle has DTC P0500 - VSS malfunction. Speedo works for approx 30 seconds on start-up then drops out. Scan tool also indicates 0 mph at that time. This sounds to me like a problem with the sensor - but before I drop the front exhaust out of the car - this is... Trouble codes: P0500 (VSS Malfunction)
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5146T
In the shop for a couple days now, this Windstar is baffling. #3 misfire always comes up. I have done everything that im aware of to fix it. Cleaned intake runners and EGR ports, compression good, injector pulse good, injector balance good, fuel pressure good,...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5144T
On this car I replase-1 EGR tube/1 EGR D.P.F.E.sensor/1 EGR solenoid/1 EGR valve (all original Ford parts) vacuum lines to the EGR solenoid and from the solenoid to the EGR are ok when I run (koer)self-test with a vacuum gauge connected to the EGR vaccum line ... Trouble codes: P0401
1997 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L rear axle VIN: 1FTYR14U6W
hello everyone ,i have a ford ranger that seems to have excessive end play in drivers side axle. pulled rear differential cover and checked axle and side gear for wear. minimal wear nothing out of the ordinary ,but has 3/4 to 1 in. play . does any one know if ...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAFP55U0Y
One of our customers recently purchased this used Taurus, 3.0 single cam. It started running pig-rich. MasterTech shows STFT at over 40% and injector p/width at more than 12ms minimum -- at warm idle! Also shows engine load at 58-75% at idle in neutral (TPS OK...
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
1992 GMC Safari 4.3L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GKEL19WON
Eng started and died, would not idle. Eng sags when gas pedal pressed down normally. If you press hard and repeatedly the eng will rev up. Can drive the veh. this way. Once you are above 40 MPH veh. seems to run OK. Eng will die when stopping for a light. TPS,...
1994 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge
this truck was sublet to us from another shop. there are no codes stored. on a road test the truck will start to slow down like its running out of fuel and then system goes into open loop and truck will run fine,also it will go into open loop when cruising at ...
2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L differential? VIN: JHLRD28471
HELLO EVERYONE This CR-V is driving us nuts. Customer brought vehicle in with clicking noise and shudder on acceleration. Noise was found to be left cv axle. Replaced axle and test drive vehicle. Noise is gone but shudder is still there. We can put car up on h...
2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start VIN: KMHWF25S62
Hello everyone. This 6 cyl. Sonata came in on the hook with a no start condition. The car had no spark, and no injector pulse and a code stored (I have forgotten the number) for the crank sensor. We checked and had no signal from the crank sensor. We sold the ...
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGN2045X
"JAG YOU ARE" TECHS. Got one here that has no throttle response,Gearbox fault,Traction control fault and Engine failsafe mode lights are on. Codes P1121(in ECM) and P1632(in TCM).I saw the TSB pertaining to the code but it makes no sense. I have no spec to go ... Trouble codes: P1121 (PPS circuit rangePPS1 compared to PPS2-PCM code), P1632 (can loss of throttle data TCM code)
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L axels VIN: 1GJHRUBFNY
hello. had a bad squeel nosise coming from the rear of this truck. located noise, coming from e brake shoes rubbing on the inside rotor. raplaced shoes and rotors with oem. nosise gone for a couple of days. cust returns recheck vehicle both rear axels are bent...
1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L unknown VIN: JT8UF11E1L
Hello Lexus Techs: We have a '90 LS400, in for the first time, with driveline shudder. Shudder starts around 45 mph, and can be quite pronounced under accel, around 50 mph, even to the point of setting up a clanging under the car, like a drivshaft hitting the...
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)
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNCM91V8V
MARK V111 1997 CODE retrivel with MT 2500 in the star test mode for air suspension system. Two weeks ago car was here with air suspension message lit, checked for broken wiring and bag and pump condition, all looked well. Started a KOEO test with scanner in th...
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Stall VIN: 2MELM75W7V
I am having a stalling problem during accel, when you accel at 1/2 to 3/4 throttle to 20-25 mph and close throttle the car run about one second and then stalls. There are no DTC's and I have cleaned and tested the Iac motor and it was good. We have replaced a ...
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L timming chains VIN: 1ZWFT61L6Y
we are doing a crank kit on this engine. going back together the timming marks will not line up according with mitchell and alldata procedures. i have 10 more links than what alldata and mitchell are telling me, in each chain.
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L cruise control VIN: JN1CA31A11
I have head scratcher here. Intermittently and usually after extended city driving or a hot soak, the idle speed increases to 3000rpm (in neutral). Customer has taken it upon himself and backed off the ASCD(cruise control) cable at the throttle body. This has ...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07Y91
While looking at the computer data with limited resources everything looks normal to me. Vehicle runs normal and no specific symptoms are present except code PO171B. According to customer he had that code cleared at home and after long drive light comes back o... Trouble codes: P171
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L MIL Lamp on
Vehicle returned with Check engine light on. Same code p0410B Air System. Energize electric air pump with scanner and works propeerly. Vehicle returning next week to see if we can find the problem if anyone has had seen this before please advise. Installed the... Trouble codes: P410B (air system)
1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L compressor VIN: 1P4GP44R6T
Vehicle came in with no compressor engagement. I evacuated system, installed new shradder valve first and recharged system, cause I didn't pay attention to compressor. I reclaimed full 2.13 lbs of R134a. So it was full. Refilled system. Compressor would not en...
1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L compressor VIN: 1P4GP44R6T
Thought was fixed, but not sure. It made sence. Oh well need to go further and need help. Two used control head units, still compressor won't engage. Not to likely 2 bad used units, maybe... Vehicle came in with no compressor engagement. I evacuated system, i...
1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L engine VIN: 1G2HX52K2S
Hi, I have an engine noise just like one posted 8/24/00 and he got 0 responses. Hopefully time has provided some answers. Owner complaining of sluggish performance with knock sensor picking up a knock causing the timing to be retarded.The engine has a noise in...
1998 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L oil pressure VIN: WPOAA2994X
This is a new customer that came in with a low oil pressure light on at idle when warm (210 degrees). I know these engines are plagued with all sorts of maladies, but I am unsure where to start. I replaced the oil with 15w40 and still have the problem. Any sug...
1998 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L engine VIN: YS3DF78N3W
Customer bought car from dealer with problem. Dealer and friends told him it needed a head gasket. Customers friend helped him by pulling the head in the customers home garage and then running away. The car was towed to us for reassembly. After reassembly the ...
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L engine VIN: JFIGD29642
2002 subaru impreza with a engine knock at 3200 to 3400 when throttle is played between those rpms.also noise is only noticable traveling in 1st and 2nd gears or nuetral as i describe above. i am puzzled because it is not noisey consistently as rod bearing or ...
1991 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JS3TD01V7M
car starts and idles smooth. when accellerating engine will stumble and stall as long as throttle is held down. if i leave up on gas it will usually start to run again. sometimes it jumps and jerks like the key was being switched off and on. when all this is h...
1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT3VN39W3L
Hey guys, Got one that has me stumped. Truck will stall if any moderate electrical load is applied, i.e a/c in particular, headlights, wipers, window switches etc. We have replaced alternator (with genuine Toyota) that was not charging up to spec, new battery ...
1993 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Speedometer VIN: 12T1AE09E6
This Corolla has an intermediate speedometer operation.(Actuallly now it is not working at all). I am not familiar with the troubleshooting procedures for this Toyota elctronic controlled speedometer. Any help would be appreciated.
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L advice please VIN: J342432423
2001 Toyota Camry Engine: 2.2 L / 4 cyl / Gas / DOHC Fuel: Fuel Injection Ignition: Distributorless Trans: 4-speed Automatic Transaxle (Electronic) Mileage: 31,000 kilometers VIN: [...] Hi. Can I use iridium spark plugs in a 2001 2.2L 5sfe C...

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2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L air bag VIN: WPAEU33463
Thank you all for the help...I did remove the connector and reattach. I do not have a scan tool to access this system but a local friend of a shop does. The sensor code is no longer a current code. This must have happened during the belt tensioner r+r. The ser...
1990 Buick Riviera Luxury 3.8L compressor VIN: 1G4EZ13C91
Wow!!! Almost everyone of you said to disconnect the battery cable end for deleting the memmory. And I did just that and everything works well after reconnecting the battery and start the car. Thankyou very much to each and everyone of you. This is one of the ...
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L starter/flywheel VIN: 1G6KD54Y1W
wow! 20 replies and almost all of them hit the nail on the reply pointed out that it was time for me to become a sponsor as all i had to do was look at previous fix archives and see that the starter is a common issue with this symptom. starter bendix ...
1988 Chevrolet Allegro RV 454CID cruise VIN: 1GBKP37WXJ
Thanks to all, I ended up installing a rostra system on the RV. Replacement parts are hard to come by for the old dana systems. Thanks again for the help.
1990 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.0L clutch VIN: 2GTEK192KL
well this has been a humbling experience. thanks for the help offered from everyone. the fix was to remove the slave cylinder and position it at an upward angle to complete the bleeding. the humbling part is that those directions are in the factory svc man...
1992 Chevrolet Blazer Cheyenne 5.7L Long crank time VIN: 1GNEK18K1N
Okay fellow techs I have got this blazer going I replaced the prom with updated unit and tossed the hypertech also cleaned ground located at thermostat the new prom took care of the hard start the truck also had a small miss that customer said was present for ...
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13R8V
well as most of thereplies said,we had a bad only problem was we couldn't tell without removing the plenum.we did a pressure drop,we ohmed all the injectors and it didn't show any difference. what we did dowas pull the poppets out 1 at a time and act... Trouble codes: P300.
1999 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Cooling system VIN: 1G1ND52M3X
We removed the intake again in order to satisfy ourselves & the customer. There was more pitting around one water jacket than I liked to see. I went ahead & redid the job with a new intake. I guess we willhave to see. We put plain water in the engine and are r...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L ablilty to stop VIN: 1GCEK19T6Y
I recd.many replies without much help.The replies that told me to check for rust must not have read that the hubs have been recently replaced,so rust could not have been a factor.I am going to try checking the WSS output on each front wheel for peak to peak vo...
2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCC51954Y
I checked for leaking head gasket or cracked head as many replies suggested ,,checked out ok . NO silicone contamination found . Replaced O2 sensor agian ,,this time Bosch unit . Has been working fine ever since . Not sure why ? But customer is happy , I 'm ha...
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L temp gauge,elec cooling fans VIN: 1S3BJ6331R
Hello, Thanks for all of the input on this problem of mine. The problem ended up being the thermostat. You would never think that a thermostat would cause this kind of a problem. Thanks for all the help Mike
2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GAHG39R11
Thank you all for the insight. Like I said I have not seen this on any of the vehicles I have worked on. We see a lot of these 'R' motors. And in Michigan, you would think it would be more common. I did look for an updated such luck. I use the D329A... Trouble codes: P0300.
2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L abs module VIN: 2G1WX15K02
everyone was right i removed loom and about 6 inches from conector someone used buttsplices on the wires and they were corroded bad, i soldered wires and used heatshrink on them and checked the other side and it had same thing done to it so it got solder and h...
1993 Chrysler Concorde 3.5L pcm VIN: 2C3EL56F2P
Well the Problem seemed to be more then one problem. The PCM Ground under the right headlight assembly was bad, the PCM was Bad (from the bad ground) and The Flexplate was broke couseing the No start...
1996 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3EJ56H1T
Thanks to all that replied, especially Mike [...]'hara who got me on the right track within an hour of posting the request. Most all the replies said to check for other sensors on that 8 volt circuit, Mike said to unplug the crank sensor then check. Sure enough th...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L rear end VIN: 1B7HC13Z2Y
truck had 2 problems rear end had axle gear eating into carrier causing metal in fluid so we changed 3rd member. od unit had sungear worn into spring plate and causing a bind up comming out of o.d. to 1st gear this is why it never did any hard downshift with o...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.9L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HC16X1X
The overall response is that yes the cat can cause poor fuel mileage. Unfortunatly the customer doesn't want to replace the cat at this time ,so I have not been able to fix this yet, if ever. Thanks for the info though. Great help!Spencer. Trouble codes: P0420.
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L engine VIN: 1C3EFRH76Y
ran car next day noise was gone pressure good sofar sogood. thanks for all the help. mike
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.9L speedo, tach VIN: 3B7KF26Z71
Seems like the fix is in, loose connections at back of dash . I did come up with a code p1687 no mic bus mess rec. took dash apart looked at everything and cleaned connector reinstalled, no problem for 2 weeks now.Thanks everyone for your help
1993 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Clutch master VIN: 1FTCR14X4P
Finally... Yeehaa Anyway I would like to thank all of you guys for your help on this one ... sorry it took so long to get back here and post this but we have been going pretty good so... Thankyou all especially Ray [...]! Dude you hit it on the head, that is t...
2003 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L oil pressure sending unit VIN: 1FMZU75W33
My tech continued with the testing as suggested in your replies. We think the problem is in the cluster. We gave the testing information to our customer and advised him to pursue the problem further with a Ford dealer. Thanks for all the replies.
1999 GMC Savana 1500 5.7L passlock VIN: 1GDFG15R2X
Thanks for your input. The van would not start this morning and I replaced the vtd module and all is good so far. Thank you Aran from Utah for the bounce, sometime you just need someone to agree with you analysis. FYI the vtd module is located under dash above...
2001 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8L No Start VIN: 2GTEC19V11
Apparently lightning did strike the vehicle. I put in a new PCM & BCM and got the software to reprogram & did the re-programming and it did start. Now the ABS light is on & I'm sure the ABS module is now bad. The only problem is that I have a code P1336 that I...
1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start, transmission MIL VIN: JHMCB7657N
Sorry Guys for taking so long. I thought I closed this one! turn out to be a bad main relay (I had never seen a main relay flash a transmission MIL before.) makes since though, transmission control unit lost com with ecu. thanks aganin for all the help, Bob Trouble codes: 1 (transmission code), 2 (transmission code), 3 (transmission code), 7 (transmission code), 8 (transmission code), 14 (transmission code).
1993 Hummer H1 6.2L steering gear VIN: 137XE8337P
i got to looking on ther internet at hummer related sights.(typed in hummer parts) and found several postings from h1 owners about power steering problems.pumps.steering shaft joints and boxes seem to be normal problems with this vechicle,noting that some owne...
2002 Isuzu 4X4 crewcab 3.0L No Start VIN: MP1TFS77H3
Thanks to the three people that replied to this post.Ian from OZ suggested that oil pressure problems can contribute to this type of problem on some Isuzu vehicles but the diesel fuel system on this vehicle is a conventional rotary pump with electronic control...
1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Trunk Lock VIN: SAJNX2740S
I was able to access the lock rod with a long thin screwdriver from the upper rt/side license plate mounting hole. Thanks for the help offered by 3 Techs. John
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L Clutch VIN: 1J4FX4958V
Lesson well learned I will always change the pilot bearing on every clutch job i do from now on this was the problem on this jeep.
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBEA90D2L
First, I want to thank all those who sent help. What a great community. The 'other' fuel pump, the really quiet one, was the problem. It seems the positive wire was chaffing on the support bracket and eventually broke internally because there was no power to t...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Cuts out, CUT OUTAT SPEED109KM VIN: WDB1400331
Thank you for the help .The fix was by replacing the engine ecu with a specific number because it was S320L(large) Trouble codes: 73 (VSS implausibly high).
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MELM75W6S
Thank uou to all that replied - all 35 replies stated that the EGR passages in the throttle body area, the 'elbow' and 'C' shaped passage would be clogged causing our problem. We had applied vacuum to the EGR valve and the idle did stumble, (but not stall- tha... Trouble codes: P, 0401B (EGR system low flow).
1987 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Surge VIN: JN8HD16Y9H
this one is going to the dealer. did not want to play hit or miss with the customers money. will post fix if customer lets me know what the outcome is.
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D2Y
I want to thank all those outstanding techs in the iatn world .The customer couldnt wait til the next day .Almost all of you suggested the maf I firmly believe you all were all right .The air snorkle behind the maf was good ,no splits. However as most of you s... Trouble codes: P0171.
1993 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1G2NE1435P
The problem with this vehicle was the ignition spark router. The qdm b driver apparently always has a fault. The fault in the driver had nothing to do with the drivability concerns. With the exception of Alex from British Columbia, thanks for all of your help.
1993 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1G2NE1A34P
Thanks to all! This was a classic not triple checking EVERYTHING! Coil cover & coils were checked even though cover was replaced 8 months ago (DELCO). Also amount of fuel In cylinders and lack of RPM PID sent me south. All grounds were checked but cleaned anyw...
1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L camshaft
i have to close this poste with no info customer is currently suppose to have a porsche tech come and do the job otherwise we are just going to use gauges. thanks mario
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Roof Latch VIN: WP0CA2989X
Finally had car in to fix-three replies, thansk to all. the best sugestion was to install rivet nuts. I could not locate any-although I feel they would have done the job. What we did was machine down 6mm nuts and m.i.g.weld into the recess hole-worked great, w...
1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF58N9T
This one is down the road. Chris from Oregon and Yuval from Mass. sugested PCM and adaption re-sets, both of which I had tried but tried again. Betsy from Vermont reminded me tha the P1xxx codes are manufacturer specific and, thus, have no universal parameters... Trouble codes: P1171 (short term fuel trim max limmit lean condition.).
2002 Saturn L200 2.2L Mechanical VIN: 1G8JU54F82
after reviewing post replies i went with my gut feeling and replaced expansion valve and drier. now compressor stays engaged with consistant low 40`s coming from vents. i did not see any debris in system when apart. i wish there was more info for root cause of...
1993 Toyota T100 3.0L Engine replace VIN: JT4V20C9P0
Thanks for the replies. My plan was to leave trans in truck, but it doesn't hurt to ask for a been there done that. Remove the plenum. This gives better acess to the exhaust crossover at the rear of the engine. Once the crossover is gone the upper trans to eng...
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