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1988 BMW 750iL 5.0L climate control VIN: WBAGC8315J
we charge a/c system which was low, however after the car is driven the air on the drivers side goes from cold to more ambiant temp. we also scanned system with a modis, but there is no body or ac function on our modis for this car. has anybody seen this probl...
1993 BMW 730i 2974CC drain battery after 3/4 days VIN: WBAGD22030
If you disconnect the battery then the battery remains fully charged,I have already disconnected all the obvious lights ie boot, glovebox,etc,this car is actually keeping the control relays powered up,the pack below the rear seat,the one that controls the heat...
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L automatic top VIN: WBABK8323V
Fellow techs, I'm stuck on this one. Softtop will not operate, checked motors they are ok. Can run them with GT1. This cvm will set code 1, motor outputs shorted to ground. I checked resistance to all 3 motors, found all to be between 1-2 ohms. Checked resista...
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?
1968 Cadillac coupe de vil 472CID horn
Sorry for no VIN but they didn't have them in '68. Horn is inop, no power at horn button, horns blow if hot-wired. I'm hoping that someone can tell me where the horn relay is located. Sure hope there's somebody that old out there... Thanks in advance for any ...
1976 Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Special Brougham 8.2L load levelers VIN: 6B69560310
Hello and thanks in advance for the help on this one. I have this low mileaged Caddy in with inoperative rear air shocks. I have located what i believe to be the compressor under the hood. It appears to be an engine vacuum operated unit and i cannot see that ...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L tcc VIN: 1GNDT13W7T
This Blazer Has a intermitant Tcc no comand on from pcm. If I run it on the hoist It will comand on every time over 45mph. Go drive it on the road and sometime it will lock up somtime it won't. If I comand on with tech2 it will lock. and stay locked untill I c...
1997 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: IGINDS2M4V
Car came in on tow with a no start condition, Its from a used car lot so who knows what the history on it is. It cranks good and tries to start.Sometimes it runs but poorly.It will idle poorly and if u try to move the trottle it chugs and bucks like its not ge... Trouble codes: P0336
1998 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L No Start, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GCH635R6W
This van came in as a no start. Diagnosed, pulled ignition distributor and had distributor gear teeth ground off. Checked distributor and cam gear also oil pump, really could not find anything wrong. Gave back to customer after a used distributor installation,...
1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GNEL19W3W
Hello there fellow techs. This van came in with a brake pull to the right, (steering wheel moves almost 1/4 turn) especially if you just tap the brakes. If you apply the brakes normally it will pull right slightly then straighten out again. Pads were all worn ...
2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L caliper and mount VIN: 1G11NE52J5
Applying brake pressure to caliper assembly on left front( driver side) something is causing a creaking in the hose and caliper area only on the one side. we replaced the flex hose on this side. noise is still there. thought it night be hose distortion, new ho...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GCHK29U72
Hello, This is a first time post here so i'll try and get it right. (R.O. customer's complaint) Check vehicle overheating while pulling camper will overheat after just driving 5 to 7 miles. Customer did not bring camper at first and I could not duplicate compl...
2000 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3C3EL45H7Y
hello everyone.i have a 2000 chrys. sebring convertible with a 2.5l v6. this car stumbles baddly at idle but runs ok off idle.not familiar with these engines so any help would be appreciated.have been told egr valve common on these but dont like to just throw ...
1995 Dodge Stratus 2.0L ecm VIN: 1B3EJ46C8S
Hello everyone, please go easy on me as this is my first post to IATN network. After helping people out nearly 50 times, I myself need the favor in return. To make a long story short, I have a 95 Stratus with a 2.0 (5 speed) that is giving me some problems. I ...
1995 Dodge Neon Sport 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1B3ES67C2S
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this 95 Neon in and the customer stated that at highway speeds intermittently, it would like speed up and slow down and a couple of times, it died at slow speeds but would always restart. I drove the...
1996 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1B3EJ56HIT
car runs fine with ac off with ac on engine acts like it wants to die at idle ,rpm drop ,chugs ,at cruising speed you just feel a strong miss.while car is acting up you can turn off ac and condition goes away immidiatly. ive checked ac head pressures and they ...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FALP6536T
We got this Contour in yesterday and it has a severe lack of power problem. Car will do about 10 mph at best with the gas petal on the floor. Fuel pressure is good.(40PSI) No codes, all pids look normal, has new plugs and wires that were installed by the custo...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L fuel pump circuit VIN: 1FMDU34E6V
No. 3 maxi fuse blows intermittently (like in 2 0r 3 days of use). The circuit supplies the anti theft RAP module, Fuel pump relay, and PCM fuel pump monitor. The circuit continues from relay to the Fuel Cut Off and to the Fuel Pump. We checked the fuel pump b...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Fuse 15 for Brake lights, interior lights, GEM VIN: 1FTRX18W3K
Truck will not act up here. See test procedures. Have short finding equipment but unable to get to act up here. When acting up on owner, he just opens driver's door and hops in and turn the key on. He notices a problem when he can't shift out of park because f...
1994 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDM19W7R
hello everybody,this truck is stalling intermitent at any speed,at the same time mil goes on.no codes found.if i leave the engine running at idle and i turn on the lights truck is stalling (most of the time).i tried several accessory and it also does the same ...
1989 Honda Prelude 2.0 S 2.0L ride control
This is a relatives car, you all know how that goes. My cousin bought this prelude and said he has had a steering problem ever since. He says he can't go 65 in it because the car is all over the road. He said it's like the front wheels jerk themselves. He has ...
1997 Honda Prelude 2.2L vtec VIN: JHMBB614XV
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL is on VIN: 1HCG5648WA
Car was in my shop for timing belt replacement about a month ago.. carcame in about two weeks ago with MIL on. had a code 1457 i shut the lite out look a few things over as far as tune up related goes.. customer never notice the car running any differant at al...
1991 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JNKNG01C2M
This car came in with bad white smoke comming from the exaust, smells like raw fuel had raw fuel in the muffler. pulled all the plugs found a lot of carbon but none were wet replaced plugs pulled fuel rail cannot see a leak at any injector one was a little cle...
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31A11
This is my first time asking for help so please if i am not providing info the way you like let me know. Customer came in with a mil light on, code stored po171 system too lean bank one.He was also complaining of a hesitation on cold start up. We cleaned his t... Trouble codes: P0171
1990 Isuzu Trooper S 2.8L no spark VIN: JAC3H58E4L
This dude came in as a no start. It had no fire to plugs and no injector pulse. I could not find a crank or cam sensor so I replaced the distributor. At first it would not start. I got called away for an hour or so, when I returned it started right up. I kept ...
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L coolant sensor VIN: SAJJA4209Y
This vehicle came in with low coolant light illuminated. Replaced coolant level sensor and still lit, put another new one in and still on. Cannot find any TSB on this, I know S-Types had a level sensor problem but can find nothing for this.. Any help would be ...
1988 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start VIN: 1JCMT7890J
hi all. the vehicle was towed with a no start. the customerreplaced the crank sensor. we checked for codes nocodes, the car cranks for approx. 30 seconds with no spark or injector pulse, then may start and run ok, sometimes for a few minutes, then stall. somet...
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, Backfires in exhaust VIN: 1J4GZ78SC6
The engine will run great for a while. Then it will missfire and backfire in the exhaust so badly that if you are at idle it will not drive away. It does not stall. After a few minutes ti will clear up and run well for a while. I checked for codes. The engine ... Trouble codes: 62 (No milage reading to PCM), 21 (O2sensor fixed lean)
1997 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FT28SXV
I have a customers Cherokee that came in with the MIL on with a code indicating #1 cyl. misfire. After running a cylinder bal. test we were able to verify low cylinder output on #1. The following tests procedures have been performed without any change/fix (not...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L No Start VIN: 1J4GW68N1X
Here is the deal. 99 Grand Cherokee 4.7 V8 has a long crank time after sitting between 30min to 1 1/2 hours. If it's cold starts right up. If it sits 2 hours of more it starts right up. This is the original problem it came in for. When I 1st diagnosed it the f...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1246V
Hi fellas I have this 97 Disco giving me a hard time. Customer complaint was loss of power intermittently. I drove this, found codes for bank 1 misfire and cylinder #7 misfire, but the car did not act up. Inspected wires... # 7 was corroded in the coil. Tuned... Trouble codes: P1316, P1313 (Misfire), P0307 (Cylinder 7 misfire)
2003 Lincoln Town Car Executive L 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNHM84WX3
Hello All, Have this Town Car that stalls as soon as you shift into the drive position. It does not happen in park or reverse. the code that is displayed is PO320. Have checked all connections in the ign. system, all seems fine. Right now we are waiting for t... Trouble codes: P0320
1988 Mazda RX-7 Turbo 1.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1FC3322J
this car came in with rough idle,we have put on coolant temp sensor,air flow meter,new ecm,and checked for vaccumn leak but cannot find one.this car still has a rough idle,almost like an internal vaccumn leak.has anyone else had a problem like this before? wou...
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1YVGF22C1Y
after all of this babe still doing the same, itís been at the shop for more than 3 weeks and makes us fool, when the engine warms out gets worse being in gear with a/c on, rpm drops down to 625+-550.
1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Mechanical VIN: WDBGA51E7T
We broke the bellhousing on our transmission. This 722.620 transmission only fits a 1996-1997 SL500 or S500. The bellhousing number is clearly cast on the outside. The number is 140 271 27 01 (the old number is 140 271 25 01). Does anyone have one? The part nu...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Greetings MB gurus From what I can get out of this customer; the car will stutter and hesitate badly as he tries to drive off from a stop. This happens intermittently. The engine rev'd freely and idled well when I Iooked at it. I scanned it with the red brick... Trouble codes: P0341 (Camshaft position sensor), P0300 (random missfire), P0304 (missfire 4 cylinder), P3002, P0303 (missfire 3 cylinder)
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L flywheel VIN: 1ZWHT61LXX
came in with bad flywheel, 10 teeth missing. sent out to trans shop and had a new flywheel and reman starter installed in it. came back here -same day i sent it back same noise, thay put in 2nd starter. girl picked it up from me 1 day later, same noise i put i...
1996 Mitsubishi Galant S 2.4L Excessive Emissions, DRIVE CYCLE INCOPLET VIN: 4A3AJ46G8T
thanks advance does anyone run into this problem before? perform drive cycle per tsb repeat many time, but i could not get drive cycle ready for evap. cat. heater o2 sensor, o2 sensor and egr. therefore, fail state inspection. the engine running perfect and no...
1996 Nissan 200SX SE-R 2.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1N4BB42DOT
I have brought this vehicle in on a trade as a used car for resale. The owner (who I know pretty well) said it developed this miss on accel sometime within the last 10K miles or so and they just didn't get it addressed. It never happens until it reaches operat...
2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L compressor VIN: 5N1ED28T62
Good day to all and thanks for your time. This Extera came from an a/c shop with the clutch quitting after a few minutes of operation. We checked all powers and grounds, amp test compressor, check inputs to computer and all check good. After 5 to 10 minutes th...
1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L No Start, Hard starting VIN: 1G3GR62C6V
Vehicle will randomly either not start or will act like way out of time or exsesive cranking to start. Then next time will start like a dream. Problem more predominate after long sit time but could happen imediatly after shuting vehicle off. Have checked all t...
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.8L Starter VIN: 1G3WH52K6X
Hi Ya'll, Well, this one was brought on the hook as a no start. Turn the key and all the dash lights light up like they should as you turn it toward "start", but the starter didn't engage. Check for power at the little start wire at the starter as we turned t...
1991 Other European 348ts 3.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: ZFFRG36AOM
I have a customer with this 348TS that has a problem with it coming to a stop sign car stalls. Dealership here can't take car in for 3 weeks. I have no service information on this car available to me. Customer says 3 codes were pulled out of computer. #1212, #...
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Panel Air Flow VIN: 1G2WJ52M8V
With A/C on,system blows normally (cold) out of right hand vents,but blows hot air outof the left side of the dash. This car does not have dual controls. Alldata is no help, and I don't feel like pulling a dash out and finding nothing.(I'm gettin' too old for ...
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L all gauges VIN: 1G2NE52E6X
on finial test drive had overheat at stop signs no fans, burped coolant and then fans great no problems just about to return to customer and gauges go dead like the key off and has a tcs light, key off and back on no change, talked to customer has had intermit...
1992 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L have oil in coolant
had oil in rad, pressure tested holds 15 psi for 30 min. pressure test atf lines at 25 psi. held for 1hr. pulled engine inspected head gaskets thought oil pressure passage was leaking into coolant. copper sealing surface on head gasket ok. pulled water pump in...
1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF6350W
Code p0400 still being set!!! Still having problems with this car (see previous post) and totally lost. Have remove all lines and cleaned. None were plugged. Bpt sensor was faulty. Replaced. No change. Tried know good used egr valve. No change. Solenoid was r... Trouble codes: P0400 (egr flow error)
1983 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JT4RN485S1
Hello everyone, this engine runs well off idle, this engine will not idle. fast idle ok, valve adjustment (hot), timing, power is good just wont idle. replaced carb with autoline reman. No egr on this unit. Thank-you in advance.
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Upper and Lower ball joints VIN: 4T1BG22K0V
My question is? I never worked on Torsion Bars and need to ask, Do I need to remove the Torsion bars to service the upper and lower ball joints? Or can I loosen them and leave them in place. Thanks MP
1998 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L No Start VIN: 4T1BF28K1W
Vehicle was towed to shop with a no start problem. I have no spark, no fuel to rail, no fuel signal at pump, no signal at cam sensor, and no signal at crank sensor. There is also no communication between two different scanners(Snap-On and Genesys) and ECU. All...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L forward gears VIN: 3VWRA81H7M
previously (3 weeks ago) tcc was applied on initial shift into either drive or reverse, causing an immediate stall.replaced binding tcc valve in valve body. after 3 weeks of uneventful use, forward gears suddenly beagan slipping. after removing trans, i found ...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Acceleration VIN: 3VWRF28M49
After installing new engine the car will run and accelerate fine until you let off the gas (only when moving). Then when you hit the accelerator pedal again there is no acceleration until the rpm drops below 1200 rpms. It will then accelerate normally. Has any...

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1990 Audi Coupe Quattro 20v 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, when returns to Idle VIN: WAUGD08B6L
Thanks to all who helped heres what fixed the audi idle problem I was able to determine that the throttle plate stop adjustment had been changed from factory setting and throttle close switch was also out of adjustment . After resetting throttle plate adjustme... Trouble codes: 4144 (injector resister or injector possable pcm ground problem).
2000 Audi TT 1.8L compressor VIN: TRUTS28N5Y
Hello techs, I'm still working in this vehicle, the compressor still not working, this is a hard problem. I'm going to stay in touch with any news that I can share with you. Thanks for the people who sent me a reply.
1995 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L fuel enable VIN: 1G4CU521OS
Well it is fixed. The relpies I got were tied between the lock cylinder and the PCM. I really thought the lock cylinder was ok but being the cheapest part I tried one. One of you suggested that I could just plug it in under the dash {instead of tearing down th...
1992 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L 3-4 shift VIN: 1GNDM15Z7N
I'm kind of ashamed to admit the fix. It was tv cable adjustment. This thing is really touchy. If you adjust too far to start with, it will not shift into high gear at all untill you cut the van off and let it sit for a few minutes, the start adjusting a littl...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19MSW
Hi guys sorry it took so long to respond we have been very busy and I wanted to give the customer a chance to drive the truck for awhile. I have learned a lot from this truck and will never forget this job. the fix was a valve job, I could not believe it when ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0420.
1999 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L fuel gauge VIN: 1G1NE52M5X
I received 11 replys to me request. Ten of you said there could be a problem with the sender. The sender was bad. The contacts had been rubbed off and did not make good contact. We also had a problem with the IPC. With the car sitting still and the key on the ...
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Inst Clust,Radio,Starter,A/C comp VIN: 2G1WF55E52
Thanks to all who offered help on this car. The worst part with this car is it would only act up very rarely. I recieved 5 reply's on it, Mike [...] all responded. Tim was quite convincing, lol....
1995 Chrysler Concorde 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2C3HD56F4S
i want to thank everyone who answers my request. big thanks to the two guys that said to look over by the passanger side wiring loom for bare wires. there they where to bare wires grounding out once in a while fix wires all ok. thanks again for to everyone tha...
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 3B7HC13Y4T
This pick-up is still not 100% fixed. I put in another hall pickup in the distributor. Same brand (Car Quest/Standard). I also put in a TPS. During a wiggle test of all of the wiring, the engine would race then buck when the TPS wiring was moved. I could have ... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam position sensor).
1989 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1THX25G0KK
Well customer didn't want to wait for me to dig through his truck. He wanted it fixed right away. most replies said for me to check engine sensers. One said to check the wiring under colum. That was going to be my next step. I suspected that there might have b...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Excessive smoke cold VIN: 1FTHX26FXS
Thanks to those of you who replied to my post. This is a great resource. Most of the suggestions were to wet test the compression and use a cylinder leakdown tester. I did both and pinpointed this problem to bad rings on cylinder #7. The engine did have poor a...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTHX26G2T
thanks for all the helpfull replies.eddie.jim.joe,bob,adam all were good ideas,cking the ground for o2 and main computer grounds,all of which were checked and double checked.i have received the reman ecm.and problem is still present,they didnt have any cores s...
1999 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDAF56F7X
I had very good support for this problem. It appears that the valve cover gaskets are a very common failure for this engine! The injectors and the glow plugs are mounted under the cover, meaning the wires have to get through it some how. The way this is acco... Trouble codes: P0473, P1293.
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAFP4445Y
Well this seems to be a case of don't take someone elses word on it. The last Tech. that worked on it said he had checked timing with a timing light and it appeared to be right on well it was right on about 50 degrees out !! the balancer had worked loose and i...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L oil pressure VIN: 1FTZF17201
you guys were right on it with the valve spring problem,broken spring on left front cylinder was his problem,the oil pressure was a hasty concern,did not run the truck long enough to see if pressure lowered after it got warm,after removing head and replacing t...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP58U62
Thanks to all those that replied. The problem was the cam syncronizer. We replaced the cam sensor on a previous repair which took care of the P0340. We didn't replace the syncronizer when we did the cam sensor. The syncronizer looked good when we put the senso...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU60E11
Thank you to all who responded with many valuable comments and suggestions . I was mainly concerned with the presence of the misfire code after having read about possible valve spring failure on the SOHC engine. As it turns out , this was not the case with thi... Trouble codes: 0171 (Exhaust too lean bank one), 0174 (Exhaust too lean bank two), 0300 (Random cylinder misfire).
1994 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L Engine VIN: JNKNG01D2R
I am going to call this one a fix as the customer has had no more problems at this time. I would like to thank Thomas and Warren both from Texas. They had the most likely reason for the engines problem. Both said that the '94 Q45's had an issue with the lash a...
1997 Jaguar XJR 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: SAJPX1148V
Thank you for all the replies. Had to remove intake/supercharger for replacement of this 'octopus' hose. Can almost do it except for the w/pump bypass. Again thanks to all who responded.
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1J4GW48S73
Hey guys, 5 replies and most of them said to check for blown head gasket or cracked head. I performed this check buy removing the spark plug and pressurizing the cooling system overnight. Next I disabled the injectors and cranked the motor holding a piece of p... Trouble codes: P0305.
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L security,door locks VIN: DONT HAVE
the problem was in the key fob transmitter i took it apart and one of the buttons didnt click ,cleaned it up with electronics cleaner and a new battery.it has two weeks and no problems,thanks again
2003 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L High side pressure VIN: 1L1FM81W53
I requested the Lincoln to come back for more diagnostics, but the shop manager felt the system is OK??? This system is not right and when we hit a heat wave it will fail. I will post a comment after it is repaired right. Thanks for all the suggestions. The ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L sunroof VIN: WDBJH82F0W
Thanks for the advice. Running the sunroof back and forth took care of the problem, Thanks again, Shawn
2004 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.5L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG76JX4
Hi Everybody, as the report that i have received from techmails that those engines with twin turbocharger has a the same common problem which is to be solved by bleeding the coolant intercoolers system for the turbochargers, but for now i don't have the tools,... Trouble codes: 0330 (Misfiring damages three-way catalyst), 0301 (Misfiring of Cyl 1), 0302 (Misfiring of Cyl 2), 0303 (Misfiring of Cyl 3), 0304 (Misfiring of Cyl 4), 0305 (Misfiring of Cyl 5).
1997 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.5L oil usage VIN: JA4MR41R4V
Thanks to all who helped, i replace the pcv valve and cleaned the hose, I tried the truck on highway for 300 miles and the oil consumption was way less than before. It still used a about 1/4 of a quart. I am happy with that. Thank to all...
1990 Oldsmobile Toronado Trofeo 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G3EV13C1L
Thank you all for your help and many good suggestions. After reading GM's Fuel Injection Diagnosis article here on IATN and several people saying the ECM is suspect, I decided to backprobe both B+ terms and the IGN+ term at the ECM while monitoring Battery v...
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L fuse/relay center VIN: 1G2WR215FX
the relay center is not serviceable. the customer ordered one from GM, (so he wouldn't have to pay the meager 18% markup we get on dealer parts!), and scheduled an appointment to have me install it. the day he was supposed to get it towed in, he showed up driv...
1991 Toyota Camry 2.5L Charging VIN: JT2VV22FAM
I have gotten alot of good feedback on my problem starting with use OE alternator,test voltage drop from alt to battery,common for poor connection in the 3 wire plug at back of alt,replace battery if more than 2 years old and check rear defrost for short causi...
1995 Volkswagen Golf Sport 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 3VWBA81H0S
rechecked cam and crank and distr. timing found missing key for cam sprocket. replaced key and retimed and engine runs great now . thanks to all who replied! Trouble codes: G40.
1997 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L suspension VIN: 3VWHD81HOV
Followed intial hunch, pulled suspected ball joint out of vehicle and found I could physically pull the ball in and out of the socket about 1\8 of an inch. Replaced control arm for squeaky bushings and ball joint for pop, customer has car and pleases with repa...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L no scanner communica VIN: 3VWRB81H0W
Hi group. I have received 18 replies. all saying AFTER MARKET RADIO is the problem. special thanks to Mattew from New Jersey, said unplug the radio to see if the scanner communication is there: so remember guys, AFTER MARKET RADIO on a 1998 JETTA w'll cause no...
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