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1990 Acura Integra GS 1.8L Brake Pedal VIN: JH4DA9368L
Hello, all- Typical Acura/Honda poor pedal feel that we've all dealt with at one time or another. Started with poor brake pedal and bleeding off at stops. Replaced the master cylinder- got rid of the bleeding off problem, but the poor pedal persists. Went to t...
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...
1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L no power to compressor VIN: 4USCH7329T
this is z3 that has no power to the a/c compressor. the ambient temp gauge shows -40 F. we found where the temp sensor should have been. left front of car. (it was missing). installed new, still same -40 f. so i ran the wires from the relay to the compressor t...
1990 Buick Century Limited 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, VIN: 1G4AL54N0L
engine is surging at an idle and the ac clutch is trying to engage when all controls are turned off any ideas?
1993 Cadillac Seville 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, high idle VIN: 1GCKY5294P
This 93 Caddy STS was parked for approx 8 months without being used and was fine when last driven at that time. Customer decides he needs to drive this baby again and airs up tires and jump starts. The Northstar starts fine with jump but goes to a really fast ...
1971 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396CID Electronic VIN: 136371R117
I am looking for wiring diagrams for the A/C compressor and blower system. The blower comes on occaisionnally and the compressor never. i can jump to the compressor and get the clutch engaged but it will only run for about 30-45 seconds and then it shuts off u...
1993 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 6.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2GCEK19CXP
hi, this truck had the engine replaced with a remain 2 years ago ( oil cooler line had come off and a new motor got put in) customer complains since then never ran proprely in the winter it used to smoke on start up badly ran rough (white smoke) and then would...
1994 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L code 27
hi guys need help with this caviler. has reoccuring code 27 and stalls. fixed the stalling by replacing tcc sol.i hoped that would fix the mil. code still comes back, this code is for quad driver error, i talked to the guy that does my trannys and he said that...
1994 Chevrolet G30 Chevy Van 6.5L brake lights VIN: 1GCGG35V6R
I need help on this one. The brake lights would blow fuse regularly. Recently, as soon as you applied brake to shift from park, fuse would blow. I disconnected shift acctuator solenoid and fuse didn't blow, problem solved, so it seemed. Drove van 5 mi. and shu...
1995 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L abs VIN: 1GKFK15K4S
This trucks ABS light will come on at 15 mph consistently and go back off as soon as you drop below 15 mph again. The cruise also does not work, they both started acting up the same time so I suspect they are related. My scanner has never shown any codes prese...
1997 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L fans VIN: 2G1FP22P8V
Vehicle came in with clutch problems and engine gaskets leaking. We repaired all of those problems, replaced timing chain after finding excessive play in it. Now after bleeding all the air from the system, the cooling fans turn on around 192 and stay on and w...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L 1-2 / 3-4 shift VIN: 1GCEK19TOX
This vehicle had been sitting in storage for about 3 months prior to being worked on. After preforming a fluid transfusion and trans. filter change this truck still starts out in 2nd gear, shifts fine into 3rd, but doesn't go into the final gear. My question i...
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Compressor VIN: 1GNFK16Z53
The customer complaint on this 03 Suburban is that the a/c will go off intermittently. This vehicle has A.T.C. I have not been able to duplicate the complaint yet. I have, however, connected up to the vehicle with a scan tool and have retrieved the following t...
1995 Chrysler Concorde 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2C3HD56F4S
this car came from a friend of mine shop car will sit & run fine for a short time then start to cut out & jerk something terrible when & pulled the car in the bay on accel. it whould cut out & crusie light would flash. first thing i done was pulled front cover...
1998 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4C3AU52N2W
we have a 1998 sebring with a poor idle, and stalls frequentlly. I pulled the codes listed, and used a scan tool to look at my tps and map sensors. tps on scan tool, at close reads 31% and is iratic. map sensor on scan tool engine off reads 29 iHg, at idle 19 ... Trouble codes: P1297, P0112, P0300, P0172, P0121, P0175
2002 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.3L Instrument cluster VIN: 2C4GP44382
The customer complaint is that after driver for about 3 to 4 hours, all the analog gauges will go to zero or low readings, and the needles will jump around for a while. This includes temp, fuel, tach, & speedo. No other message center lights come on. I checked...
1993 Dodge Dakota 3.9L floorboard VIN: 1B7GG23XXP
Hello group, some of you chrysler gerus seen this before. a puddle develops drivers floorboard after rain. Ac is not source, appears windshield ok. your help is appreciated. Thanks in advance. God bless
1994 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HF16Z4R
I need help!!! Customer complained that the truck wouldn't idle, had no power and ran real rough. Inspected the engine and found the ignition components were worn, throttle body was badly carboned and the check engine light was on. Scanned the computer and cod... Trouble codes: 32 (EGR solenoid circuit open/short), 37 (Trans. temp. sensor too high)
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FALP6537T
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L wipers VIN: 1FTDX1761V
Hi all. This is my Dad's truck. The W/S wipers started coming on once in a while without command...usually slow or intermittent mode. As time went on, they come on more and more, and now come on almost any time the ignition key is on. You can control speed wit...
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L Rear Speed Sensor VIN: 1FTRE14L3W
The truck set a c1230 code for rear speed sensor on scanner you can see it drop off some time so i replace sensor. after a couple of days it came back with the same code. i connect a scope to all three sensor 2 channels to the rear at the sensor and the ABS mo...
1999 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDAF56F7X
The truck came in running very poorly, the driver said it ran fine when it stalled at a stoplight, when he restarted it ran poorly and drove it to the shop. Next day I pulled code and tried to start it, it would not start. The code I got are P0473 exhaust back... Trouble codes: P0473, P1293
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMRU17L6X
Check engine light is on and vehicle runs rough at times. Switched #1 and #2 coils and cleared codes. Vehicle came back, customer said it started running rough and the light came on. Same code for #2. Wiggle tested wiring and tap tested ECM. Can not duplicate ... Trouble codes: P0352 (ignition coil b circuit malfunction)
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L idler pulley timing belt VIN: 3FAKP1132Y
hello techs: this escort 2XZ twin cam eng. keeps breaking this idlerpulley bolt , has been updated with ford bearing package this will be 3rd. attempt. can't find other cause for this cams, tensioner, belt are all intact ?? any one with this problem that can h...
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FTRX18W11
good evening, i need some help from the ford techs. again, i've gotten myself in a pickle. this 2001 f-150 came to me with the dash board illumination lights not working. i diagnosed this as a faulty circuit board on the back side of the instrument cluster. i ...
2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Overheats VIN: 1FAFP40432
This Mustang overheats only on hot days and at low speeds. Radiator and overflow bottle are full, water flow through cooling system and air flow through radiator are both good. I am convinced that the high speed fan is not being commanded on by the ecm. The lo... Trouble codes: P1285 (Engine overheat detected)
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L a/c temp VIN: 1FMZU73E92
This truck does NOT have daul zone a/c. It is a manual unit. The discharge temp on the right side is 15 to 20 degrees higher than on the left side vents. It is the same on dash vent, defrost or floor vents, the right side is definately warmer. Freon pressures ...
1990 Honda Prelude Si 2.1L fans VIN: 1HMBA4231L
The radiator cooling fans won't come on until the temp gauge is in the red. The switch is located at bottom of the radiator. The bottom of the radiator doesn't get hot enough to close the switch. I thought there wasn't enough coolent flow, so I changed the the...
1992 Honda Accord DX 2.2L cooling fans? VIN: 1HGCB7648N
Hey Guys We have specialized in Hondas and other Japanesse imports for 15 years, but this one has us stumped. Vehicle will overheat at idle - no other problems. Fans seem to come on too late to prevent overheating. Sometimes they will cycle normally - but it ...
2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEJ6615Y
vehicle came with mil on. code p1457 went down tree found 2 weeks later vehicle came back with the same code 1457 ran down all-datas tree every test was good. cleared pcm sent the vehicle down the road. 2 weeks later got it back. all tests are good again. had ... Trouble codes: 1457 (evap control system leak detected)
1997 Jaguar XJR 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: SAJPX1148V
I would like to know if anybody has replaced the lower radiator hose on an XJR without removing intake/supercharger?? Any help would be appreciated, they say 1.4 hours but seems more like7.4 hours. Steve
1994 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L radaitior VIN: 1J4FT68S9R
Greetings all This Jeep came in wanting a new belt. The water pump was coming apart and shredding the belt. Customer said go ahead with the repair. I installed the belt ,pump, and flushed the system with a vacuum flush machine. All appeared ok. Customer picks ...
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1J4GZ58S0S
this car has a bad misfire ?? at 3100 rpm to 3500 rpms then clears out and again at 4300 to 4500.it will do it as long as you hold it at these rpms. pulse width appears normal so does o2 sensor for heavy throttle.the only thing that is abnormal is the fuel pre...
1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FJ68S1V
Hello, I have this 97 cherokee that came in behind the recker, the customer went out in the morning to start and would crank but not start. I checked codes and come up with a P1846 which does not show up in the book as being a good code. It does not have spark... Trouble codes: 1846 (no description in All Data)
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1243X
Hi There Land Rover Techs, We worked on this Disco II recently. It came in with a check engine light on, but no other noticeable symptoms. The codes stored in the system were P0174, P1174, and P0150, all related to the bank 2 oxygen sensor. We have always bee... Trouble codes: P0174 (Too Lean Bank 2), P1174 (Too Lean Bank B), P0150 (O2 Sensor Circuit Malfunction Bank B)
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L TC-ABS-HDS-Brake lamps on VIN: SALTY16413
Unable to acsess this system yet.In the archives stanley said he cleared codes with a snappy.Anybody know with what cartridge? I sent this to the local dealer (3 hours one way)to get codes read, are as follows; 01,6 shuttle valve switch long term failure(not p...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Head lamp(s) VIN: WDBDA29D6P
Magic head lamp...On, even with #4/#5/#17/#18 fuses pulled. According to the Electrical Schematic, these 4 fuses protect the bulb wiring in the engine bay, from the lamp assembly back to the fuse block. However, the right head lamp stays on with all these fus...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA22EXS
Well this one came back on me with the same code for secondary air injection (PO411). We rechecked all the work we had done and found 2 things.First we found that the filter to the air pump under the cover is coming apart. The pump does work and I have found o... Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary Air Injection)
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L dash vents VIN: 4JGAB54E0W
car came in last week no cold air ,high pressure readings were low about 120 and 35 on the low side. we replaced expansion valve and drier, recharged with r134 and system was cold. car returned today ,no cold air and high pressure reading at 100 psi low at 45p...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L abs/asr pump VIN: WDBJH65F0X
Gentlemen, asr-abs-bas warning lights on, codes set in asr-c1401-high pressure return pump. ran pump thru activations with das tester, pump runs ok. code in bas-c1025 can signal with abs faulty. can resistance measures 60 ohms tested at the can of the asr con...
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 Am SE 2.4L Security VIN: 1G2NE12T6X
Car came in starts & dies.Customer ststed that if she left key on until security light stopped flashing car would run.Found codes P1630 & P1632.Not familiar with this system & alldata doesn't give much info. Replaced ignition lock cylinder because dealer said ...
2001 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L battery VIN: 3G7DAO3E21
vehicle came in with low battery, customer had at local dealership twice in last 4 months they replaced battery both times. custmer says after it sets 3 or 4 days battery is dead. i tested electrical system, alt. battery & starter ok. checked for draw ,none fo...
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L no driveablity VIN: WPOCA2996X
i am having a problem with this vehicle setting 1124 and 1128 dtc after about 3 drive cycles this same problem has happened with two vehicles the first veuicle i replaced coolant over flow bottle and valve cover gaskets and the seconed vehicle i replaced spark...
2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L No Start VIN: WP0CA2996Y
came from bodyshop will not crank no check engine light have no info. Is this car in drive block? have Baum CS2000 scanner with Porsche software. help? Dick [...]
1992 Saab 900 S 2.1L unknown VIN: YS3AK36EXN
This classic Saab 900 is making a very strange and disturbing noise from the automatic transmission. When driven gently the noise does not appear. When accelerating hard it will make a loud snap or crack noise. The noise is sharp and loud and distinct. It can ...
1993 Saturn SC2 1.9L Cooling System VIN: 1G8ZH1574P
We have this saturn with a hard to diagnose cooling system issue. This car will raise the temp to just about hot when on the highway in hot weather above 80 deg. f and a/c will blow warm air. If the car slows down in traffic from cruising speeds to a crawl the...
2001 Saturn L300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JW54R51
hello everyone, I need some help from a Saturn person or someone smarter than me. got this L300 with rich codes, fuel pressure is normal, runs great and has very clean 4 gas readings. when checking the fuel pressure regulator we noticed that there was no vacuu... Trouble codes: P0172 (bank 1 rich), P0175 (bank 2 rich)
1989 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: JT4VN01D5K
please go easy on me, this is my first post, and thanx in advance. Here we go, after diagnosing the tps I attempted to install the new one, only to find that all of the setting were based off of the throttle stop. How do you set this!!! Alldata has no mention ...
1996 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JT3HN86R5T
truck original complaint, MIL light, low on power. Had multiple cyl misfire code, also trans solenoid codes. Located damaged crankshaft drive gear keyway, key and front pulley. Replace above items along with new T-belt. Cleared codes, vehicle ran ok and left. ...
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L turn signal VIN: 4TAWM72N3W
i have this toy tacoma that when you step on brake pedal that the left turn signal lights up has been in before but would never act up checked grounds all tight any help would be nice...
2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire
this car has me stumped. When it is cold-regardless of ambient temp, this car is almost undriveable. I make it similar to an old carby car when the accellerator pump is not working. When you try to accelerate it hesitates unless you accelerate really slowly. h...
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRC81H6S
I cannot find the DLC. I suspect it is VAG-COM not OBD II. I am considering d-loading the software and buying the cable for my laptop. Can someone please tell me specifically where the DLC is located on this car. Also give me any tips on how to most cost effec...
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Oil Pressure VIN: 3VWRC81H6S
I have another post active for this same vehicle regarding the DLC. The customer states now that the oil pressure warning light started flashing at cruising speed and then stopped and hasnt occured since. With the engine warm my mechanical gauge reads 5 psi at...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Reverse VIN: 3VWBT21C21
I have a 2000 bettle that is hard to shift into reverse. It feels like a linkage problem. The shift knob pushes down fine but has trouble moving left into the reverse gate position. Once you overcome this stiff spot the shift lever moves smoothly forward into ...
1990 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: YV1FA8955L
surges at idle only after warming up and going closed loop. Scope for idle valve signal is normal square wave then flat lines at that time. We have already replaced idle valve as a guess, then temp sensor because we didn't trust our readings. we replaced both ... Trouble codes: 241 (egr temp sensor low), 232 (long term fuel trim), 123 (temp sensor out of range), 212 (o2 sensor out of range)
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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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L boardmonitor, radio VIN: WBAFB33531
unfortunately, this one wasnt just ignition switch. nav unit took a dive. replacing nav unit fixed problem. however, nav units come from dealer without o.s. software so you have to get software and key to get it to work. thanks to all who took time to reply, e...
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Unknown VIN: 1G4HP54K2Y
hi guys,you saved me on this one.17 of the 19 replies said the same thing,that the freon was low.I put the dash back togther and put a half pound in.This really help the temp on the drivers side,so I evacuated and refilled that brought BOTH sides down to 40 de...
1994 Cadillac Eldorado Touring 4.6L shifting VIN: 1G6ET1299R
The cusotmer has decided to sell the vehicle, due to the fact this is the third time for this problem, vehicle has had several computers and harnesses replaced. Thank you for all the great information.
1989 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G1YY2187K
Thank you for all your responses 8 new injectors repiared the no start warm
1990 Chevrolet Camaro RS 5.0L tachometer VIN: 1G1FP33E2L
car has not come back in i did find out the part 'buffer' is not available from gm anymore if cust returns will add to post
1993 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L Torsion Bar VIN: 1GNEL19W8P
This 93 Astro came in with 41 inch long torsion bars. Right side was broken. The replacement bars are 36 inches long. New adjusting arms are required to install the short bars in place of the long bars. The old adjusting arms needed to be cut out with a torch....
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L fuel guage, door locks, starting VIN: 1G3NDT13W7
The replies to this Blazer's problems were: -bad ground connections either under battery tray or on left door a-pillar area. -bad alternator/diode (disconnect alternator plug with engine running & see if symptoms disappear) -faulty power door lock switch...
1999 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGG29R9X
Replaced MAF Sensor and not seen van since. I have not heard back whether the sensor repaired the van. I assume it did, I think I would have heard from them. Thanks for all the help Trouble codes: 102 (MAF Signal low).
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L drl VIN: 1G1JF12T5X
thanx to all that replied. my tech found a stretched wire in the loom under the battery tray by the main headlight wiring connector. he repaired the wire and all is fine thanx again kevin
1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Traction control VIN: 1GNDX03E1X
My son and I figured it out this morning. The ABS wire to the right front wheel speed sensor was broken near the plug. A new hub and sensor assembly fixed it. www.newlifeautomotive.com
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FTCR14A6R
First I would like to thank the 11 technicians that offered help. I received many very good suggestions of things to check. Several suggested checking the alternator which I did. Found some slight leakage from one diode in the rectifer. However I unplugged the... Trouble codes: 335 (dpfe voltage high of low KOEO on demand cleared and resets), 123 (tp circuit higher than max voltage continous memory code), 211 (PIP circuit failure continous menory code), 214 (cyl. ident. CID failure continous memory code).
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Idle speed VIN: 1FTDR15X6R
Success! Everybody had some very good leads but hats off to JAMES [...].My throttle body was leaking.I closed off the air hole on the butterfly and vehicle came right down.So customer declined to replace throttle body as now it is fixed.Are we suprised that he...
1996 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP4044T
Thanks for all the good info. After reseting the keepalive memory in the computer, the car has not reset the codes again. Thanks again for all the help. Mike Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L no communication VIN: 1FTCR10A1T
Thank you for the replies. The customer had trouble understanding that we charge for our services so he is taking truck to the dealer where I am sure he will get diaqnosis for free. I was ready to try a couple of ideas that you all shared that sounded as thoug...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FTNX21E3X
we were able to swap some injectors into our motor which improved our start up and over all engine performance. the way it looks is we have four bad injectors eventhough they passed the buzz test. we ran the engine and pulled injector wiring to narrow down the...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Head VIN: 3FAKP1136X
Going to close this as fixed as may be several more weeks to out of here.Sent head to machine shop to check for cracks,warp and valve seats,also haveing valve job done.Everyone was right about broken head bolt and didn't have any trouble getting cam tool.There...
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Brake Drum VIN: 2FTZF1722Y
The fix was to put a used rear end in this truck. The rear end housing was bent (left side tube). When I went back in the next week I checked the axle bearings for play up and down a couple have seen axle and bearing problems. next I took the drum that was sti...
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDAW57FXY
Hello all, Sorry about the delay in closing, I wanted to make sure this one was done. I removed the performance chip and drove the wheels off of it. I then returned it to the customer and told him to let me know. He came in today for service on another vehicle... Trouble codes: P0562, P1280, P0112, P1118, P0563, P1281.
2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L water pump VIN: 1FDWE35F51
We have replaced the water pump with a 'new' water pump from Ford and flushed the cooling system and filled it with Ford Gold diesel coolant with anti-cavitation additive. As the water pumps take about 50,000km to leak we will just have to wait and see if this...
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2FTRX18W83
Well turns out it was a defective mass air flow meter rebuilt from FORD, grams per second would not go above 88 on test drives finally tryed a cardone and power was back grams were above 115. Thanks to all who posted. Hey ford outsoursing rebuilt parts is a go...
2000 GMC K3500 Sierra SLE 7.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHK39JOY
I had 4 replies. One was restricted cat. It was ok. Two was to adjust the fuel pressure down, but there is no way to know how much. You can not get to the regulator without pulling the intake . Someone suggested milking the regulator but you can't remove the v... Trouble codes: P0175.
2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L fan motor VIN: 1GKDS13S32
Thanks again to IATN.Mike [...] hit it on the head ended up being the ignition switch.I did see a reply about ignition switch but said problem occured when abs and brake lights in dash were on.This vehicle would lited abs and brake lights in dash but it stil...
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMCD5566R
the customer opted to take the car over the weekend before i could get a chance to check further. thank you for all of the responses. most dealt with the possibility of a jumped timing belt. which does make a lot of sense, due to the low, even compression...i ...
1995 Honda Passport EX 3.2L engine VIN: 4S6CY58V2S
Well, I've found the problem, with lots of work. Most replies said to check the timing belt tensioner. I wish it was that simple. It turned out this Passport is missing a rod bearing. Not sure why it didn't make any bottom end noise, but half the #1 rod bearin...
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD5633T
Thanks everybody for all your replies, the response was great and almost everybody had the answer, egr passages and o2 sensor cleaned the passages and with the ac running in gear you could'nt tell the engine was even running. I guess you learn something everyd... Trouble codes: P0141 (o2 sensor shorted or open), P0401 (egr no or low flow), P1491 (egr out of range).
1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: JHMEK13400
Thanks for your help. The vehicle had an immobilizer problem. Honda reset the unit and problem is fixed.
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L front end VIN: 1J4GZ78S5P
thanks to all that replied to my cry for help. replaced damper with heavy duty one. seems great ,but all the potholes around here on freeway have repaired.when i try to make it happen it's just fine. thanks again for all your help bill.
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L 1-2 shift VIN: 1J4GZ78Y6V
We got another transmission core and built that one and installed it. It works great. We could not find anything with the original unit. We are just going to use it for parts and maybe one day we will use the part that is bad. Sorry I could not be of more help...
1992 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM81W4N
I could never duplicate the customer's complaint, so I replaced the pigtail for the CMP sensor (under the LH ignition coil) and returned the vehicle to the customer. He has driven it for over 1000 miles and told me today that he feels the problem is fixed. I s... Trouble codes: 214 (cylinder ID sensor cam position sensor).
2001 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L air ride VIN: 5LMFU28R31
thanks for the help, tom from new jersey was right. traced it back to the vent solenoid in the cyl.head of the pump. all the soleniods would energize to try to let the truck come back down but nothing would happen. with a jumper wire i could hear the vent sol....
1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L No Start VIN: WDBDA28D6M
Courage Men, Courage is what is needed in the face of the unknown. The ABS relay ... also known as the Over Voltage Protection relay when it is the original unit has 1 fuse in the top of it. This fuse was blown. The replacement is an upgrade that has 2 f...
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM53SXX
Thank you to all that replied. Sorry, I cannot post a fix for this vehicle because the customer declined any further repairs. If I can get them back, I will post a fix. Trouble codes: P0305 (Cylinder 5 misfire).
2000 Mercury Villager Sport 3.3L blower VIN: 4M2XV12T5Y
sorry it took so long to post this. I got several replies that recommended replacing the motor because the draw was too hi. I replaced the blower and the current draw of the new motor was 22 amps on hi speed .This was slightly less than the old one but still k...
1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 2.0L timing belt VIN: 4A3CT64U4N
Thanks for all the help, just got around to repairing this vehicle. To those that told me to adjust the tensioner pulley first and then pull the tensioner pin thats what I missed. The engine runs great and after 28 years working on vehicles you can never stop ...
1997 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L under intake manilfold VIN: 6MMAP47P4V
Sorry but I have waiting for the owner to bring vehicle back in to have repairs made. He stated that he needs to save up some cash and will call back to make an appointment.
1997 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L No Start VIN: JA4MT31P5V
Hello fellow techs! after checking all electrical operations on vechicle.we went back to basics removed upper intake plenum to gain access to left bank spark plugs for the second time and checked compression all three cylinders had only 5psi my tech said on hi...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D8S
First of all, thanks to all who replied. The fix was the starter. We replaced the starter with a rebuilt and the car started fine. I cranked ok with the old starter but it created 'static' in the cam & crank signals, causing the computer not to recognize those... Trouble codes: P0340.
1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.0L panel light flashing VIN: 2P4GP4433W
all the replies stated in was a calibration issue. after talking to customer, she stated that a battery had been replaced and that is when the problem started. I calibrated according to the instructions I received and unit works perfect. still cant't find the ...
1988 Pontiac Firebird 2.8L No Start VIN: 1G2FS21S7J
Thanks to ALL for their Help on this.The fix was a bad ignition coil.The ignition module was not being powered up through coil.Many replies was to check to make sure module had power-THAT WAS WHAT I WAS MISSING-Thanks again gang.
1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L engine VIN: 1G2HX52K2S
Sorry it took so long for a reply. The customer had me on hold deciding if he wanted to repair or junk the car. He decided to junk it therefore I am not sure what was going on. With all the great reply's I wanted to figure this thing out. I hope all the reply'...
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