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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L head light level VIN: WAUED64B81
Audi techs please help! This A6 has the auto leveing head lamps. I have gone into basic settings and adjusted head lights but for some reason the drivers light starts out level then you can watch it lower itself? Other than adjustment procedures I dont know mu...
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L electric windows VIN: WBAGF6320S
hi bmw tecs have this 740i have this intermitten window probem drivers master switch dosent work for any window or side mirrors about 50% of time all other windows work with there switch all of the time it production date is 10/94 any one have something like t...
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABN3481J
Thakn you for taking time to read this. We do not have much to go on because this car runs great, the only problem is the MIL is on and we have no information in alldata to go on. P0456 showes up as an undocumented code on the scanner(snap on) and alldata. the... Trouble codes: P0456
1987 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP5134H
This is my first post. We are buried under this Buick. We specialize in Euros so we probably took the long way around. Car would crank fine using engine crank switch but when ignition was turned on, it would sound like the spark timing was way off after the fi... Trouble codes: 52 (calpak fault)
1999 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L warning lights VIN: 1G4CW52K9X
Hello, thank-you in advance for any help you may have. Have a vehicle here that the Service vehicle now light and the Air bag light come on, as well as no transmission gear position display. Happens very sporatically, no drivability symptoms nor any codes in ...
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Unknown VIN: 1G4HP54K2Y
hi guys could use some help on this one.Customer brings in this buick complaining that the vent temp on the drivers side is warmer than the passenger's.I stick the thermomater in the vents and the is a 20 degree differance.This car does NOT have dual zone cool...
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L valve cover VIN: 1G4HP54K3Y
we have this buick in the shop that has the rear valve cover leaking oil. i was wondering if anyone has a secret or hint in removing it without taking the timing cover off like the service manual says. the only thing keeping it on is just a tab of the timing c...
1993 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Ride control VIN: 1G6KY5298P
The code is for SO 73 RR accelerometer fault. I tested the circuit and everything leads to the accelerometer. There is no direct test for the sensor. Cadillac tells me there are no parts available for this car. When the system sees an error in the system it de...
1998 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L cam sensor VIN: 1G6KF549XW
i have a p1377a code. Cam pulse to 4x reference pulse. The car is stalling and it is a hard code. Checked for loose connections and corroded wires.
1988 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCDC14H7J
Vhicle shuts off in reverse and drive. The fuel pressure oes away. Changed distributor, coil, and idle speed motor, but vehicle still has problem. Would appreciate any help I can get.
1988 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1G1JC5113J
I'm looking for some help with diagnosing this 88 Cavalier's lack of power and poor idle quality conditions. When depressing the accel pedal it feels as is there is an exaust restriction. Backpressure was checked and was above 2.5 psi. Cat converter was replac...
1989 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L "Y"-pipe VIN: 1GCDM15Z2K
The 2nd "Y"-pipe has cracked at the right manifold flange (exact same as 1st pipe) aprox 1-yr ago. All new hangers/clamps/braces (per GM). It appears as if the left pipe "extended". There is a space about 3/8" at the separation. Any thoughts?? Thanks, Greg
1991 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L abs light VIN: 1GCDK14KXM
Hi guys, as you can see I'm no electrical master by any means, but I can't seem to get rid of this code 10. All flow charts keep pointing to the brake light switch however it has been replaced and adjustment is very easy.Vehicle has low miles and the customer ...
1992 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Sport 4.3L Low power VIN: 1GNDT13Z1N
Got in a 92 S-10 Blazer the other day, with a complaint of Low power. Watching scan data shows the Knock PID switches to 'YES' as soon as the engine is started. No audible noise is heard at idle. Repalced the Knock sensor with an OE unit with no change. Discon...
1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Traction control VIN: 1GNDX03E1X
Customer cam in telling us that the traction control light would come on intermittently. We did a brake inspection and checked for codes. We found both rear wheel cylinders leaking and the brake lining soaked on the left rear and a code P1380 "ABS DTC detected...
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L drl VIN: 1G1JF12T5X
This car was brought in the shop with the high beam indicator light on all the time. This car is equipped with DRL system and fog lights. All the lights work high beams, low beams, fog lights and flash to pass but the daytime running lights don't work or light...
1999 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1C4GP59LXW
Hi Chrysler Techs I have this van which was bought to me for cuting out and no start after it shut down ... I had it cut on on me and no reaction from the starter and no comunication with the scanner.After it sat for a while it started again .I repeatedly mad...
1990 Dodge B250 5.2L pressures to high VIN: 2B4HB25Y0L
hi. hows everyone doing? i'm not doing so well. i have this van that i don't understand. it came in not cooling, it was low on freon (r134a conversion). we found a leak at the compressor and evap (we replaced both). flushed system, evacuated and recharged to f...
1988 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTCR14T8J
Now the problem is very intermittent but seems to be getting worst. When engine was change it got new plugs, IAC valve, thremostat, Swap ign. module from other engine, Check map sensor. I check map sensor with meter and installed new one just for test drive. T... Trouble codes: 21 (Coolant Sensor)
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTJX35F4T
Fellow techs: Trying to help out a fellow tech and shop owner. This diesel is eating his lunch. Runs bad when cold, no power can't get out of it's own way, but as soon as it gets hot will run great. Has back pressure cold 42 to 48 psi, hot drops to13-14psi. He...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L egr valve VIN: 1FMRU18W2W
serv. eng soon lite code was low egr flow check exh, feed pipe clear. Has one broken exh, stud and is leaking a small amount, Has any on heard of an interior blockage to the egr valve causing this condition? Any help would be appreciated thanks in advance Dave
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMDU34E0X
this thing is wierd. it kinda feels like torq converter chatter. it will do it at certain low speeds. it will do it when you start in 1, 2, 3, or in od. after your cruising it don't do it. customer was in bumper to bumper Memorial day traffic and he called it ...
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U01
Customer purchased this car off of private owner - ck eng light came on next day and can't get his plates. He took it to another shop which installed a new o2 sensor. Light came on after 2 trips, he took it back and they told them nothing is wrong. Brought the... Trouble codes: P0161
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5522Y
p0443 help - replaced front & rear cansiter purge valves. front had 297 ohms res. new one has 32 which is specs. drive the car for approx 4 miles after clearing codes & same code returns. any help would be appreciated. thanks in advance Trouble codes: P0443 (evap control system canister purge valve)
2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L fan motor VIN: 1GKDS13S32
Thanks in advance for any help,We have a 02 gmc envoy in our shop that we cant get the fan motor to come on any speeds.We replaced relay module assembly under glove box and have tried a new HVAC control head but still no fan.The lights all come on on the hvac ...
1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Engine smoking VIN: 1HGCB7663L
Vehicle smokes (oil) only after sitting several hours usually over night
1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: CB3-101447
Vehicle starts up idles for a few seconds starts to miss then cuts out. Codes showing is 4 CKP sensor but test ok. Voltages to computer ok, earths ok. All inputs to computer eg- sensors good. Have good spark, injectors pulsing correctly. Can anyone help. Trouble codes: 4 (ckp)
1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1HGCB7653P
hello all you honda techs i have this accord that is failling emmission for nox egr system working good appling vac to egr kills engine instantly went to check timming due to dist being replaced some place else i noticed when i jump the connector timming dosen...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4GW58N01
This jeep will start and run but after it idles for about 3 minutes it will start to miss and then shut off. It will start back up and do the same thing over again. Sometimes it will blow one of the main 40 amp fuses under the hood, the fuse powers the O2 heat... Trouble codes: P0351 (Ign. coil 1 primary circuit), P0353 (Ign coil 3 primary circuit), P0354 (Ign. coil 4 primary circuit), P0355 (Ign. coil 5 primary circuit), P1388 (ASD relay control circuit open short), P1389 (ASD relay output voltage at pcm)
2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L wheel bearing VIN: JTHBD18211
to all the good lexus techs! is there a secret to changing a front wheel brg? i'm having a problem removing the axle out of the brg. thanx in advance!!!
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 5LMPU28AXX
after replacing plugs and gaskets still runs the same. appears to be vacuum leak as bank 1 ltft is 8-9% and bank 2 ltft is 3 %. check for vac leaks found none, disconnect egr vavle, did not make a difference. cleaned throttle body, inspect pcv valve/hoses/grom...
1995 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L alt. belt VIN: JM1BA1416S
sometimes the simplest things can become headaches.this vehicle came in on a tow truck with the alt belt missing.we replaced both belts.after starting the vehicle the alt. belt squeled even though the belt had the proper tension.to relieve the noise the belt m...
1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L engagement VIN: WDBFA67F2V
Hello to all, and thanks for your help. We are a transmission shop, but with limited experience with Mercedes. This vehicle came in with the codes for the speed sensors. It was in a failsafe condition, had 2nd and reverse only. After checking the fix data bas...
1990 Mitsubishi Montero 3.0L No Start VIN: JA4GJ5151L
This thing was towed in from a car lot where it has been sitting for over a year. I put a battery in it and it cranks but I have no spark. I checked for pulse at the coil and had none so I performed the test for the Ignition Power Transistor (ignitor, ignition...
1997 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.5L oil usage VIN: JA4MR41R4V
This vehicle is owned by me, I bought it year ago and I serviced it when the customer bought it at 50,000 miles. I changed the oil and filter every 4,000 miles and used the proper oil and filter. Right after I owned it I drove in the city for about 1200 miles ...
1983 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1HZD4S3D
thank you in advance all you nissan guys this z has a sensor lite on michell doesn't tell you how to pull codes I think the sensor lite goes on with milage. It mis fires at idle and stumbles under a load can anyone tell me how to read the codes on this car.
1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Hesitation VIN: 1N4BU31D4V
Hello, I need some info on this Altima.Last week I checked out this car for intermittent bogging. Fuel pressure good and engine runs well and scans good. I used a snap on scanner with Asian package no codes. But I did find that when the bog happened the TPS vo...
2004 Nissan Xterra XE 3.3L mil VIN: 5N1ED28Y54
hi nissan guys, I am doing pin voltage tests to determine abs fault lamp. No( ConsultII to call on) Car was in a collision and brought to us from a body shop. All pin values ok except ALL wheel speed sensors check either 3meg ohms(left side) or open(right side...
1990 Other European lm002 5.5L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: ZA9LU45A0L
Does anybody have the igntion firing order on this ugly and unusual [...] lambo, or any other info for that matter. We get a backfire through the intake and have check fuel pressure and the obvious vacuum hoses. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
1994 Other European 820 2000CC airco clutch power VIN: SARRSSLDMA
Can someone of you help us with some tips where we had to search to find that current delivery problem on the relais module of such an airco system. Or could someone help us to find a wiring diagram for that system from Rover. Thanks and greetings.
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L engine VIN: 4S3BG6852V
Six months back the vehicle came in with a complaint of an intermittent "knocking" noise. When we first heard the noise it sounded more like some type of wrist pin problem or even a carbon knock. It didn't make the noise the entire time it was running, only wh...
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L engine VIN: JF1GG29694
I need help from Subie people! customer has had this vehicle to the dealer many times, and the area dealer says he cannot find any problems. The vehicle has used about one qt. motor oil every 2500 miles, and will smoke occ. on accl. after a ext. idle (drive th...
2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 34Y0018364
Vehicle had steady MIL, ran ok. Took to dealer and was told VVT Oil Control Solenoid failing when hot causing code, told Cust. around $600.00 to repair. We check car, sure enough has code for VVT bank one, (Its a 4 cyl, so I assume the messsage is generic for ... Trouble codes: P1349 (VVT System Bank One)
2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L No Start VIN: JT3GN86R6Y
Hello toyota specialists Our shop is working on this 4runner, it came in no spark no injector pulse, NO CODES. I checked crk and cam signals even had a Tacoma in shop with same engine and no immobilizer, and compared crk, cam signals, swapped igniters and pro... Trouble codes: B2796 (immobilizer no communication)
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K71
Car came in with a P0401 EGR flow code. Cleared code and roadtested car and the light came back on. Ran test and replaced vacuum modulator. Cleared code again and roadtested to get monitor to set and light came back on. Ran complete EGR system check as per Toy... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr flow)
2003 Toyota Highlander 3.0L door lock VIN: JTEHF21A43
I check with my local Toyota dealer to program the door lock for automatic lock when put in drive or at spécific speed. They tell me not possible... I try with my snap-on scanner i have no accès to BCM. Maybe some tech. know manual way to program door lock.Sam...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Oil Use VIN: WVWMA63B6X
I have read the archives and the posts about the 2.0 liter motor having ring issues, but no mention of this 1.8t using 1 liter of synthetic oil (Pentosynth 5W40) in 800 miles. really no sign of oil on spark plugs or on O2 sensor. turbine shaft normal play. Any...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMD63B4X
This car has had multiple probs with the secondary air pump system. When it first came in I had the po411 code, I foundhe a broken vacuum line from the sec. air sol. Then I found the air pump its self was leaking because the rivets had come out of the pump so ... Trouble codes: P0411
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ56D7X
(p0014) cam pos sensor timing to advanced. volvo techs help me please, we have a limited scantool right now only capable of obd2.. are there commen problems among these cars. we think the t-belt is poss to blame or the vairiable cam timing unit, also is there ... Trouble codes: P0014 (cam pos sensor timming to advanced)
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ56D8Y
Hi guys, think this one may have a defective air mass sensor. We have smoke tested in the intake system, no faults found. Any other faults which you have seen which have caused this problem? Car is coming back in tomorrow, will reread the codes and post result... Trouble codes: ECM13, ECM26

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1999 Acura TL 3.2L compressor/ blower motor VIN: 19UUA5648X
found faulty blower motor resistor, acura replaces the resistor along with a new blower motor. installed new unit, system is working normal. ps: steve from california. thanks for your help
1995 Audi 90 2.8L wheel bearing VIN: WAUCK88C6S
Sorry customer has not returned yet for repair -Oem bearings and aftermarket bearings have been tried and both last about the same amount of time -they have been properly pressed in -thanks for all the replies -We think the alignment must be out (it has always...
1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L none VIN: 1G4HR5212R
the electronics in the tranny were no good .replaced the tranny and that took care of the problem. thanks to everyone for their help. BILL [...]
2001 Buick Regal LS 3.8L starting VIN: 2GRWB55K81
hi, thanks to everyone for their help. this vehicle is fixed and gone. first replaced battery - damaged positive post, no acid damage found. found connections in fuse box were bad, replaced fuse box, this provided partial fix, replaced ignition switch, this pr...
1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L no injector pulse VIN: 1G6CD5330L
Thank you all for the responses. This is a great club. I originaly had the complaint of no injector pulse in a 1990 cadillac sedan deville 4.5 vin [...]. We went thru all the procedures of testing Tps voltage,pass key voltage,pulsed ground to the c...
1961 Chevrolet IMPALA 348CID cooling VIN: 11837S1699
Thanks to everyone for help i was astounded on the reply's I will give some updates first.1 It does have the factory 8 inch fan shroud.2 i can not find any clutch fan being installed on this vehicle and since it a show car putting one on would take away from v...
1990 Chevrolet Caprice 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1BL53E2M
We wind up using an old remedies to burn off the carbon off the top of the pistons after applying a little water at 2000 rpm the spark knock went a way. Customer use this vehicle in a small village never open it up carbon up bad. Thank you all for your suggest...
1998 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 7.4L starter drag VIN: 1GCHK33R4W
There was a TSB that Mike [...]'Hara sent me to where the crankshaft sensor advanved the timing up to 50 degrees. After istalling the new sensor I had to reset the distributor and computer cam advance 35 degress back to zero. The truck is now running great. Thanks...
2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L cruise control VIN: 1G1ND52J6Y
I replaced the brake switch on this car. with the multi meter i could see it flickering between applied and released. once i replaced it it worked great. thank you for your help.
1998 Dodge B1500 3.9L brakes VIN: 2B7HB11X9W
Thanks to all who replied, Two of the replies said to check for bad or intermitting sensor wiring harness (Richard from Manitoda,Robert from Ohio). I substituted a good harness and had the same results. One reply, Alfred from Florida said to lube the driveshaf...
1998 Dodge Caravan 3.3L engine& trans. VIN: 2P4GP44RXW
after replacing right shaft we had to put a left wheel bearing,then another new left shaft because the other was bad.that corrected the problem. thanks to everyone. bill [...]
1990 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Charging VIN: 1FTDF15Y3L
This vehicle had a solar charger plugged into the lighter. The very first thing I did was unplug it. What I didn't know was that the owner plugged it back in. Since I told him to,leave it unplugged I haven't seen hide nor hair of his truck!!
1992 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L pedal VIN: 2FTHF25G6P
We carefully read all of the responses and we have come up with the Following. Since we could pinch off the front brake hoses and have good pedal all of the time, we knew the problem was in front. We had called the Bendix tech line and read the archives, and s...
1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L no drive gears VIN: 1FACP57U7P
Thanks to all who had replied with very useful information. The low/intermediate servo piston was ok and suspect the band is broken. customer is debating whether to fix this Taurus... trans was rebuilt by others 2 years ago.
1994 Ford Aerostar Eddie Bauer 4.0L steering pump VIN: 1FMDA41X3R
A rebuilt pump fixed it. There were no burrs on the valve or in the housing. The spring looked ok and air was not an issue. I drilled a hole in the old pump cap and i installed a tube in it, so that i could apply a vacuum to the pump.
1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP4044S
Received several replies on this one. The customer needed the vehicle back the same day she dropped it off and has not been able to leave it with me again. I was hoping she could bring it back within a few days for me to check for vacuum leaks. We had reset th... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2).
1996 Ford F-150 Special 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FTD15N2PC
im sorry for the late report. we replaced the iac with a factory unit , performed several test drive of extended length . all is well in the neighborhood . thanks to all that responded.
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNF24LOW
Well I want to thank Everybody who responded to my plea for help As I mentioned in the first post we did reset the fuel trim several times and it seemed to go back to 147 each time.We did check volume on the fuel pump and it seems that its getting plenty of fu...
1998 Ford Windstar 3.8L Stall VIN: 2FMDA2145W
Thanks for the help, vacuum leaks at the E.G.R. sol. and I.M.R.C sol. valve. Replaced both and problem is solved. Trouble codes: P1512 (Intake man. runner control 1 stuck closed), P1513 (2 stuck closed).
2000 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Surge VIN: 1FAFP42X4Y
IAC Motor Fixed Vehicle. Verified That A/C Was Fully Charged. Cleaned Throttle Body With Installation Of New IAC Motor. Called Customer Several Days Later, And Vehicle Is Running Like A Champ. Thanks TO All Replies On Vehicle.
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Forward Gears VIN: 1FTSW31F7Y
Hi Group: Thanks to all the iatn members for making this network what it is, its got me through some tough problems keep up the good work. special thanks to Bruce [...] & Bob for replying to my post Bruce you were right the center support bolts came loose I pull...
2001 Ford F F650 5.9L gem? VIN: 3FDNF65Y61
I did have this vehicle in the shop again a few weeks ago as promised. It is now totally quiet and not possessed. The truck is back in service with no bumps yet. I can add 2 more clues: 1) My Sappy Red Brick now reads 'start off' with the key removed, wh...
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L timing chains VIN: 1FTZR15E71
I want to thank every one for your help.All replies said to get the proper tools.I called snapon and he had an otc kit for all fords.New cassett and chain and tensioner installed. All went well. Thanks again George I also agree,do atempt without proper tools...
1998 GMC Safari SL 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GDDM19WB5
Well after checking everything we knew to check we had the computer reflashed and that did the trick.Why it went bad is anyones guess. Thanks for all the help. With no codes it was a hard one to fix.I had alot of people talk about fuel pressure and that was th...
1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6CM58W7W
This one defied all attempts to keep the MIL off. As per the suggestions I recieved I tried readjusting the TPS, and tested the MAP and MAF by substituting known good units. Still no help. Owner decided to pull the plug on any further repairs. Thanks for the r... Trouble codes: P0121, P0122 (TPS circuit low input).
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L SRS System VIN: 1HGEM22911
I believe passenger seat occupancy sensor to be the problem causing the constant yellow 'Side Air Bag Light'. Manit from Nebraska seems to know the system pretty well and with his help, I have eliminated other causes. Evidently this is a common failure. Due to...
1998 Isuzu Amigo S 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK57DW4
After so much time its not about the time spent, its the fact that this car is not going to beat you. The timing belt had been replaced a short time ago. after removing the timing belt and both cam pullies for inspection and finding nothing wrong we went to al... Trouble codes: P0341 (Camshaft position sensor circut).
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1J4GZ58Y7R
Ladies and Gentlemen... The 'heap' is fixed, we wanted to drive it for a week to make sure. The grounds on the back of the head were corroded and falling off, repaired the ring terminals and low and behold the phantom issues are resolved. Thanks for everyones ...
1991 Mazda RX-7 1.3L abs light flashes
Hi again recived two replies, one said kam in steering collumn, another to check all connections at battery. checked battery connections (clean and tight). Driver said he would take it to the dealer. Sorry I cant give more help THANKS AGAIN
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L MIL Lamp on, NO ACCELORATION VIN: WDBCA25D2K
Thanks to all the Benz Mechanics,I finally got this old dinosour back in to the shop.I replaced the oxygen sensor and the overload protection relay that the majoity had spoken about.The old sled ran about the same very herky-jerky.Taken advise from Bernie also...
1992 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L No Start VIN: 2MELM75W5N
This one is fixed. Luckily it was my fathers car so he was patient. I got 15 replies to my request and they were all great. Thanks. Most I had already thought of or tried. In the end I tried a used crankshaft sensor out of a Crown Vic 10 years newer and the pr...
1995 Mitsubishi Montero SR 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: JA4MR51M4S
I want to thank everyone that replied, but the fix was the correct firing order or cylinder pairing,Mitchell was not even close Trouble codes: 43 (egr temp sensor).
1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L fuel gauge VIN: 1N6DD26S8W
The fix is disgusting! The problem turned out to be the new speedometer we bought from Nissan. IMPORTANT INFORMATION--when the system goes to diagnostic mode, the gauges go to Zero then they go to 5/8 gauge. When we put this problem child in diagnostic mode th...
2000 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L Overdrive VIN: 1N6DD26S4Y
Dear friends, After three weeks of no show, I tracked down the owner myself, who informed me that he went to the dealer. Their diagnosis was that the fluid was contaminated with metal shavings, plugging the filter and disabling the overdrive. Recommended rep...
1999 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L park lights flashing VIN: 1G3GR62CXX
Thanks for all the great responses, as most of you had suggested the multifunction switch had failed it was feeding a very slight current to the lamp control module intermitantly. Thank for all the help. Jim
1999 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L engine VIN: 1G3HN52K2X
The vechicle is fixed. Some one had replaced the intake and left out the pcv valve. Thanks for all the replys.
1989 Pontiac Bonneville LE 3.8L Exhaust VIN: 1G2HX54C9K
Hello Guys anb girls First I want to thank all the technicians who took the time to read my post Mark [...] There were good sugestions about how t...
1992 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G2HX53L7N
The Pontiac is starting once again! The replies were very helpful and I was able to learn this system rather throughly. The fix was 2 seperate problems: 1. A bad key sensor in the ignition switch and a bad ground at the pass key module. I began the diagnosis...
2000 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GF4355Y
Late posting of fix to help request due to part ordering and rescheduling customer back in. Thanks to all of those that had run into this problem before and replied to our request. Replaced the knock sensor and as of yet have no MIL back on after one week of d... Trouble codes: P0325.
1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT3VN39W3L
Hey guys! Thanks so much for all of the replies, this network works because of people willing to take time to help others. My fix turned out to be a faulty circuit opening relay (behind passengers speaker cover/kickpanel). The opening relay controls power to t...
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