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1990 Audi Coupe Quattro 20v 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, when returns to Idle VIN: WAUGD08B6L
This audi stumbles and sometimes dies when returning to idle after driveing in town or on the highway. When just seting at idle it runs fine. I feel like theres a vacum leak, but I can't find a trace of one anywhere .The engin rpm gives a slight increase with ... Trouble codes: 4144 (injector resister or injector possable pcm ground problem)
1998 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 2.8L Misfire VIN: WAUJC84A8W
Hi folks, Wondering if I could run this dilemma by you Audi guys. Customer says that since oil was changed it runs bad. It definatly does with flashing cel and misfire codes from 3 cyls #1 always and also 4 5 6 take turns. Fuel pressure seems ok. Of course I d... Trouble codes: 301 (misfire), 304 (305 -), 305 (306 -), 306
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on, no communication
This car will not communicate with any system in the car. Using LAUNCH X431 also tried snap on and same results. 20pin connector has power at red wire constant and green with white tracer powers up with key, Brown has ground,have little info on data line pin v...
1990 Buick Regal 3.8L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WB14L5L
Car runs good cold, but after good warm up spits, sputters and stalls. Snapon scanner starts to wig out, coolant temp goes from normal to -14. O2 reads lean extreme, tps readings jump to 4.40 when this spitting and sputtering starts. Code 42 shows up on scanne... Trouble codes: 42 (est problem)
1995 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L fuel enable VIN: 1G4CU521OS
I suspect pass key failure. Engine runs a few seconds and dies. Initial complaint was occasional no crank. Now it cranks always but starts and dies. Have ohmed key pellet and lock cylinder wires, all check out. Have checked voltage at white connnector D14 drk ...
1998 Buick Regal LS 3.8L engine shuts down - dash lights go out and signal VIN: 2G4WB52KXW
intermittent problem - vehicle starts ok - backs out of driveway, gets to corner and when he puts on the signal to turn the car will quit. all dash lights are out except drive range lights. will turn key off - restart engine - will be ok for days. sometimes ve...
1976 Cadillac Eldorado 8.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start VIN: 6L47S60282
need wire schematic for this old beater for powertrain electrical.
1993 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L abs codes VIN: 1G1JC5448R
1993 chevy cavalier customer complaint that brakes go to the floor at times.test abs codes started with c0045 right front abs channel will not move and c0053 right front abs channel in release too long . tested with tech 2 abs motor pack failed . replaced moto...
1994 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban 6.5L engine power VIN: 1GKGK26F5R
Loosing vacuum to turbo after engine warms up. While engine is cold. engine performs perfectly. Only after normal temp is reached vacuum to the turbo charger is intermittent. Engine boost normally runs at 9-10. After the loss of vacuum occurs the boost drops...
1994 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L abs motor pack
We determined there is a short in abs motor pack by way of pinpoint resistance tests. Car is coming back in on Monday for motor pack replacment. According to Alldata, the gear tension must be relieved with a scan tool before the unit is serviced. My Snap On br...
2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Misfire VIN: 1G1ND52M8V
Hi iatn members, This car has a misfire on #6 cylider at idle. The car seemed to misfire worse when first started after it had sat awhile and then clear up after idling about half a minute. I figured injectors may be leaking a so I put fuel gauge on and press... Trouble codes: P0300
2000 Daewoo Nubira SE 2.0L Mechanical
this may sound like a silly request,but i need rod bearing,main bearing,and clyinder head bolt torque specs.for this 2.0 liter daewoo.i dont have acess to tech info.on these cars. very few daewoo dealers left,and those ive talked to WONT HELP.thanks to anyone ...
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L brakes VIN: 1B7KF23C6T
the vehicle came in for complaint of pulls to lh side on moderate brake application (pull increases with increase in pressure on pedal). inspection of front brake system reveals no problems, caliper pistons and slides all moving freely, no signs of restriction...
1997 Dodge B3500 5.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, bogs at WOT VIN: 2B5WB35Z8V
truck came in with a missfire code on cylinder 6 and the ignition was all original. Replaced spark plugs, plug wires, pcv,dist cap and rotor. Ignition coil and crankshaft sensor. when you go to 3/4 throttle truck doesn't work to bad. If you floor it the truck ... Trouble codes: P0306 (Missfire number 6)
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2B4P2436VR
thanks for the help in advanced,van came in we tune it up ,2 weeks later came back and now seems to stumble and stall when you accel cold, you have to ease into it or it cuts out,fuel pressure stays constant,spark doesnt deminish,only does it for a couple of m...
1989 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1THX25G0KK
When wiggleing the shift lever, the idel will fluctuate. Also when placed in Drive, the idle will increase. I replaced the selector swicth. Beliving this is the only connect between the computer and the shift lever. The problem still remains. customer States t...
1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FALP4049R
Car was towed in from another shop no start. No codes,fuel pressure 40 psi,spark good no injector pulse and no rpm reading on scan tool when cranking. Used scope on camshaft position sensor. found about 4000ms between pulses. This seems like a hoge amount. Cou...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L fuel crossflow VIN: 1FTEF14N8T
We have had the fuel return line off the front tank and there doesn't appear to be any fuel flow here when the rear pump is running. Need help from any Ford tech's out there. Where do we go next? I think the answer is rep[lace bothe fuel pump modules or don't ...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FALP65L3T
customer was driving vehicle in rain when engine stalled when coming to a stop - customer advised that she did not run through any deep water and there are no signs of this - engine would spin over however would not start - allowed vehicle to set for about 20 ... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0301-), P0301 (p0302-), P0302
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTDX1722V
Hello all. This 1997 F-150, 4.2L has a really bad misfire at idle when starting up in the morning. It lasts about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, then runs fine the rest of the day. It will smoothe out after about 20 seconds, but hitting the accelerator causes it to misfi...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Interior dome light VIN: 1FTRX17L8W
This fine truck has an intermittant short to ground and an intermittent open in the dome/interior lights. we tested wiring, light switches (in Latch mech), and relay and found no problems, because we could not get a self test with our genisys N.G.I.S. we sold ...
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, RUNS VERY RICH VIN: 1FDRE14WZX
this van originally came in due to check engine light being on.(rich codes) other tech did full tuneup. came back about 2 weeks later with light on again.(rich codes) during my inspection i found that the baro sensor was reAding 160hz(sea level 159hz). we are ... Trouble codes: P0172 (system rich bank 1), P0175 (system rich bank 2)
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L cooling fan VIN: 1FAFP53U9X
Both engine cooling fans starts running app. 5 seconds after engine starts no matter what the engine temp is. Engine temp on snap-on scanner shows 70 degrees F. The a/c pressure is 1.64 which according to alldata is normal. Unplugging a/c hi pressure switch ha...
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L cruise VIN: 1FAFP55S3Y
Hey all you Ford gurus...Have run self test through the steering wheel, All switches light the light. It will not flash any codes. The Cruise light will not illuminate when the on switch. But you can make it come on by jumpering or\ltgrn to the black (per test...
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTPW12534
Hello Group, This post is for a friend, so I haven't seen the truck. When the A/C is on the truck will idle normally, when the A/C is off idle speed is erratic and ustable, sometimes will stall. This problem is not intermittent. The dealer says nothing is wron...
1996 GMC Jimmy 4.3L 3-2 downshift VIN: 1GKDT13W7T
this truck has given me problems in the last few days.when the truck is cold, the transmission shifts normally through all the gears and down shifts normally as well.I've checked all the fuses and wiring and all seem ok,When you drive the vehicle with the scan...
1997 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Unknown VIN: 1GKDT13W5V
We have this little jimmy with a funny noise coming from in the bellhousing area.I was so sure it was a busted flywheel that we slid tranny back and changed it.Still have a noise like something is hitting in that area.doesnt sound anything like a rod knocking....
1989 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Charging VIN: 1HGCA5635K
Vehicle came to me originally with battery light on all the time and charging at 16+volts. I tested the battery-ok. I then installed an Auto Value alternator and retested. All ok at 14.2-14.6 volts, no light, test drove and all was well. Two weeks later, custo...
1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: 1HGEJ814XV
this vehicle came to us a few days ago with a no start condition. customer had installed a MSD blaster coil and removed stock coil in distributor. customer stated that the car ran good for a couple months with MSD coil installed then just quit. MSD coil was ha...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L valve body VIN: JHMES16901
When selecting reverse,drive,sport,l it cutts off.I changed the p,n safety switch,the four sensors on the transmission, the valve body even the pcm but it still cutts off.I also check current to all my sensors on the transmission but does not help.Apparently w...
1991 Mazda B2200 2.2L exhaust VIN: JM2UF3132L
The truck has a low power balance on cylinder 2. The engine has a small missfire at an idle and runs well otherwise. If the truck sits overnight and you start it up there is a huge cloud that comes out the exhaust. When the engine warms up the smoke goes away....
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L timing belt VIN: JM1TA2213S
the vehicle originally came in for blown head gaskets. replaced them and had the heads shaved b/c they were warped. put back together and test drove vehicle drove out fine. upon return to the shop turning into the driveway the car died and would not restart. p...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L OD light flashes & no codes VIN: 1YVGE22C9V
Car came in w/complaint of harsh 1-2 shift & OD off light flashing. Scanned car found no codes, trans fluid full but did smell alittle burnt, road tested and could not verify problem, vehicle shifted fine & no light flashing. Had customer drive car & told him ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L sunroof VIN: WDBJH82F0W
Hi all, How do you get the sunroof motor to syncronize after replacing the cables. Thanks, Shawn
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Engine VIN: WDBHA24G3X
Hello group, This car has been hard starting...cranks but won't the mornings now for about two weeks according to the customer. I have found that sometimes I have fuel pressure but no injector pulse or I have injector pulse without fuel pump pressu...
1997 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2DN1118V
I need help on this one. Car came in with check engine light on. Retrieve code : PO120 and P1705 ; TPS signal malfunction and excessively high or low voltage input from TPS respectively. Come across in my archive file that have the same problem, same year and ... Trouble codes: P0120, P1705 (excessively high or low voltage input from TPS)
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07Y21
Code sets @ 1600 - 1900 rpm at 50+ mph After additional ground for MAF and exhaust repair, P0171 is the only code that returns. Truck runs great otherwise. Any help will be appreciated. Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean bank 1), P0174 (system too lean bank 2)
2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L Suspention VIN: 1G3WH52H51
Hi everyone, We need help tracking down a severe noise comming from the right front suspention area. It happens mainley when the steering wheel is turned either left or right and the car goes slowly over a bump or the brakes are applied and released.The noise...
2005 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L abs VIN: SYSM63885Z
the first three or four stops after starting and driving the abs will activate. abs will work normally after this happens. i have checked the tone wheels and they look ok i have compaired the speed sensors whith the the tech2 while driving in a straight line a...
1991 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1F2BC67C7M
A week ago this vehicle was towed in. The customer said that he had gotten it really hot. I found that the coolant tank that is bolted to the left rear cornor of the intake manifold, pictured from the driver seat, had broken and hot coolant had saoked the engi... Trouble codes: 11 (Crankshaft position CKP sensor - no signal), 21 (Engine coolant temperature ECT sensor), 22 (Knock sensor KS - circuit), 23 (Mass air flow MAF sensor), 35 (Evaporative emission EVAP canister purge valve)
1996 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: JF1GF435XT
Hello, We've got this fun Subaru here that's got up puzzled. It has an intermittent at random, poor idle - lack of power - cuts out problem. As far as we can tell, its patterns seem to be after a long sit, vehicle start up and then drive it. Vehicle will then...
2000 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF6351Y
Followed Michell manual diagnsotic proceedure for code 170. Checked fuel pump pressure and volume,repaced fuel filter. Replaced coolant sensor and air temp/pressure sensor which acts like a Maf sensor(there is no standard Maf on this car).Car has intermittent ... Trouble codes: 170 (fuel trim malfunction)
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Mechanical VIN: JF1GD29692
vehicle started tapping all of a sudden. notice when on freeway a tap noise. sounds like out of adjustment lifter but lifters are within specs.oil pressure within specs.checked for location with stethoscope and sounds like right side of engine.can piston slap ...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Low oil pressure at idle VIN: 4T1BG22K6V
This Toyota Camry came in our shop for t-belt, water pump and oil pan reseal service. Customer called back the next day and said the oil light is On. We ran the pressure test it is register at 4-5psi at idle, put out 45 psi at 3000rpm. Removed the oil pan, it'...
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L lock-up timing VIN: 4TAWN72N8V
Based on the customer's information,the freeze frame data from when the problem occured,I felt that it was within the parameters that called for lock-up,but it wouldn't(it was at 63mph,approx 2900 rpm,fully warmed up,throttle opening 30-40%,58% calculated load...
2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E8Y
Customer bought this vehicle used from us and came back saying it used oil, about 1 qt 700 miles. Didn't notice any smoke. Also it had a CEL lite on, cat. efficiency code. Got it in and replaced converter and tore down engine and replaced rings and valve seals... Trouble codes: 1349 (vvti actuator), 0420 (catylist efficiency)
2001 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L abs light VIN: JTEHT05J11
we replaced rear brake pads and machined rear rotors and abs light came on within 2 days. cleared codes, abs light came back on within 2 days again, the codes we have been getting are as follows: c1223 abs system fault c1246 master cylinder pressure sensor fau...
1980 Volkswagen Rabbit (Car) 1.6L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 15A0816614
This rabbit has low system pressure 60-68 pounds. The fuel pump is new and I removed the pressure relief valve in the fuel distributor which had a broken rubber o-ring on it. I am assuming that this will cause the lower pressure. I need to locate a new o-ring,...
1993 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.5L shifting VIN: WC2MC0703P
this van has a new clutch and pressure plate and slave cyl less than 4000 miles ago van came back real hard shifting even with engine not running. bled system didnt seem to make any difference HELP
1995 Volkswagen Golf Sport 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 3VWBA81H0S
vehicle runs very rich at idle and lopes a bit better when warm. when accelerating beyon half throttle looses power. coolant emp sensor tests ok egr working ok fuel filter is ok.vehicle was towed in with broken timing belt due to siezed tensioner. replaced bel... Trouble codes: G40
1998 Volkswagen Eurovan 2.5L Stall VIN: WV2ZZZ70ZX
To anyone who has access or info on European Model Vehicles, this is not a US vehicle. Vehicle was sitting for several months and had rodent damage to injector pump harness and several vacuum lines, also damage to lighting harness. Because the injector pump h...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSF29MXY
This vehicle runs fine and only sets this P0380 code once in a while. each time it sets it I check the glow plugs and the circuit as alldatas test indicates and all is well. the car starts fine and runs fine. When it set the code in Febuary it set it at -18c a... Trouble codes: P0380 (glow plug heater circuit A malfunction)
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPD69M71
I had this car is last month with a intermittened code P172 and got that resolved with your help...a new MAS did the trick. I thought we were out of the woods (we were OK for over two weeks) until the customer came back with the MIL light on again...this time ... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catilyst below threshold)

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2003 Acura CL 3.2L SRS light on VIN: 19UYA42463
well, I finally got this light off, I had a mistaken code, I mis-read the code, the code I thought I had was 1-4, in all reality it was a 4-1 I got tripped up I learned somthing on this car, Pin #9 in the aldl to ground will flash the srs light for codes and... Trouble codes: 14.
1987 Alfa Romeo Milano Platinum 2.5L No Start VIN: ZARDA1365H
Thanks to all who offered technical advice. We decided to replace the relay based on the opinion of most that the relay is a troublesome piece. We had checked the pin fit on bothe connectors and it was fine. After unplugging and plugging in the old relay the c...
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH8334X
Replaced the rear intake cover and all is well. I still did not find a way to get the definitions for the trouble codes. Thanks to all. Trouble codes: P1159, P1161.
1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CW52K0V
thanks to everyone that replied. RICH AND KEVIN NAILED IT. I went to the car and removed the pcv insert and found NO pcv valve. once I put new one in it worked great and no more code thanks guys Trouble codes: 0401 (egr insuficienent flow.).
1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L No servo operation VIN: 1G6CD53B1P
After doing several tests with the onboard diagnostics, I tried manually checking components. I got a lot of replies on the brake switch, so I went there first. You could imagine my frustration when it tested fine. I then went towards the PCM. Bradford from Ca...
1995 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L engine VIN: 1G6KS52Y1S
thanks for the help on this. i had already used the dye but could still not see the source of the leaks. after dropping the cradle down i could see that the freeze plugs in the head were leaking(yes it does have freeze plugs).the only way to replace the plugs ...
1996 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Stall VIN: 1GCGC29R9T
Well this is another one for the books. I had monitored the crank signal and the fuel pressure at the time of the stall out. I found that the fuel pressure droped douwn to 40psi. On a vortec engine this is not accecptable for the injectors to deliver fuel thro...
1998 Chevrolet Express 3500 LS 5.7L whistling noise VIN: 1GAHG39R0W
Thanks for all the responses. Although the noise did not appear to be from the pcv area, I replaced the valve as was suggested. The noise disappeared completely. I doubt replacing the waterpump had anything to do with this but the customer was convinced th...
1998 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1FP22K2W
Thanks to all for your input. I received a note from the customer yesterday and it read: 'Thanks, the car is running great'. Replacing the evap. solenoid seemed to take care of the problem on this one.
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L int lights and door locks VIN: 1GKEC13R9X
the first modual was bad # 938716 the other modual [...] was never installed after replacing the 938716 again and having gm code the keyless everything has been working thanks gino [...]
1993 Chrysler Concorde 3.5L OD pressure sw ckt VIN: 2C3EL56F65
I put an ohm meter on the od switch wire and saw it intermediately go open. So I knew it was either a bad switch or hydralic leakage to the switch. So I took a chance and replace the solenoid pack, and it seems to be fixed. Thanks for the responses.
1995 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Stall VIN: 1B4GH44RZS
We have yet to fix this vehicle. Here is what we believe is the problem. We finally decided to ignore the erratic TPS readings and move to mechanical basics and determine that all that was well and come back to electronics if that was the issue. Compression te...
1992 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Serpentine Belt VIN: 1FMDU34X4N
Hi Everyone, Thanks for all the suggestions. Evidently the power steering pulley wasn't pushed on quite far enough. It looked ok but I pushed it on just a little farther as some suggested and it seems to be ok. I replaced the tensioner first and that helped so...
1999 Ford Windstar 3.0L battery lite VIN: 2FMZA51U2X
the fix was to replace with motorcraft alternator thanks to everyone who offered help almost all said autozone electrical parts are junk
1999 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR11V3X
Thank you everyone for your help. You were right we replaced the DPFE Sensor last night and the truck is running great. The customer will be veary happy no more check engine light. Trouble codes: P1408 (egr flow out of range).
1992 Infiniti Q45 4.5L interior door lights and doom lights VIN: JNKNGO1C1N
I wish to thank those who responded to my help request. One suggested a possible bad courtesy light relay in the trunk,but I had installed a new one I had in stock to no avail. Another had suggested I look at the dimmer switch in the dash, but I had isolated t...
1990 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L Overheating and poor coolant flow VIN: 1J4FJ28L8L
I had some good replies. After talking to the customer this morning, he said after the rad was changed, everything was good for 100 miles then it hit the fan. Turns out the pressure bottle broke and then it was overheating and stuff for the last 10 miles to ou...
1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FJ68S1V
Hello, I would like to thank all of you for the help, especially Tye from Texas, Ripal from Califoria and Tony from North Carolina. The auto shutdown relay was not suppling voltage to the ecm because the ecm was not grounding the relay. There was no power to t... Trouble codes: 1846 (no description in All Data).
1995 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L alt. belt VIN: JM1BA1416S
thank you to everyone that replied.the fix was simply installing a factory belt!the micro-v's are actually square on the mazda belt.this was my first post on here and I really appreciate the service and response from everyone.
1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Head lamp(s) VIN: WDBDA29D6P
No magic...just shorted Fuse Block. Caliber Motors parts guy Ozzy came through with a new Fuse Block. Invoiced as: FUSE BO #201-540-04-50. The job will require the donation of some skin and an occasional crick in the neck...On a scale of 1 to 10, this was ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E2X
Thanks to all of you for your help on this mb, sure enough it was the mass airflow sensor. koeo at mass air was 1.18 v. after replacement it dropped to 1.01. customer previously had installed 0'2 from the dealer so i didn't mess with the oxi's. the vehicle has... Trouble codes: P0170 (trim malfunction bank 1), P0173 (trim malfunction bank 2).
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L timming chains VIN: 1ZWFT61L6Y
Thank you to all of you for taking time to help us out on this timming chain problem. Some of you asked if we had gotten the wrong timming chains but that was not the case. We reused the same chains. What I had to do was go back together using all the procedur...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AE55HX1
turned out replaced mass air flow sensor and fixed problem Trouble codes: P0300.
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07Y91
With a couple of suggestions leaning towards the mass air flow sensor, I took a closer look at the intake etc and found that there was a leak in the rubber tubing to the intake past the MAF. Repaired that and as of yet the light has not come back on. Trouble codes: P171.
1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B3WH55M2K
Well we went with the crank sensor (it was a guess) it tested fine. road tested my self for 60 km and all was good, so hopfully I dont see this back for the same problem. Thanks for all your suggestions it was a big help
1995 Oldsmobile Achieva S 2.3L engine VIN: 1G3NLI5D95
I am at last done with this car. I waited to close to make sure ever thing worked out ok. It came back after five days with the plastic upper hose connection on the head ruptured open. It was new aftermarket and had no idea why it failed. I installed a new gm ...
1993 Pontiac Sunbird LE Value Leader 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 3G2JC51H5P
Hello again, all! Sorry it took a few days to get this sorted out. I used some spare time here and there to try things out. Thanks very much to all who responded to my request, some very good ideas were suggested, one of which led to this fix! The camshaft l...
1997 Saab 95 2300CC No Start, MIL Lamp on
job solved with the much apreciated help from mr and mrs [...] with sending the relavent wiring diagram the fix was a disturbed wiring splice of ground wire about 3in from trionic unit
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L cam gears VIN: 4S3BG6851V
The most reasonable reply we received was that the passenger cam is starting to seize in the head and the drag on the exhaust cam shattered the lower gear, with pieces of that flying up and damaging the upper gear. Exhaust cam didn't seem to have much more dra...
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L Mode 6 failure VIN: 4S3BH6657Y
Mark from Washington and Andrew from New Jersey knew what I was talking about with Mode 6. Although they tried to direct me to specific sources of information, I found nothing specific to Subaru. Some manufacturers provide it free (Ford on iATN) and Honda. I d...
1999 Suzuki Swift 1.3L No Start VIN: 2S2AB21H0X
From: Richard from Washington Date: 05/12/2005 14:58:26 AllData diagrams show coil igniter is NPN transistor with grounded emitter. This means ECM sends + pulse to fire coil. Cannot be sure but suspect same applies to injectors. Look at ECM grounds and power...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L A/C system VIN: 3VWSF29M7Y
We found it. The hi press switch was the intermittent culprit. Replaced switch and no more intermittents. Thanks to all for your help.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTE29MXY
further testing found 02 sensor was intermitantly shorting to power. replaced 02 senor and problem has not re occured. thank you all for your input. Trouble codes: P1128.
1990 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: YV1FA8955L
Well, even though the Throttle switch checked ok, seth and frederick suggested replacing it. After countless Volvo idle problems over 30 years, this one fixed it. This is the first time I have ever seen a Volvo throttle switch cause a problem of this sort. Nev... Trouble codes: 241 (egr temp sensor low), 232 (long term fuel trim), 123 (temp sensor out of range), 212 (o2 sensor out of range).
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1LS5541T
Hi group, the 1996 850 volvo is fixed. thanks to Greg, James,and Robert. special thanks to Greg from Illinois and James from Connecticut. the problem was the DISTRIBUTOR CAP. after so many years of experience how easly symtom w'll mislead us to the wrong concl...
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