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1996 Audi A6 2.8L ignition switch VIN: WAUJA84A3T
this is the 3rd switch we have replaced only for the symptom of no crank over and no crank signal at the starter. they have lasted 6months to 1 wk before they fail. we checked the obvious voltages and grounds. can a starter amp draw burn this switch?
2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L oil p ressure warning VIN: WAUXD68DX1
Anyone seen this before? intermittant low oil pressure warning in cluster, new switch didn't seem to help, will attempt to install mechanicle gauge, but access to port is nearly impossible. no other symptoms, engine is smooth and quiet. Thanks, Mike [...]
1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, VIN: 1G4CV5219V
Hello everyone! This one has been giving us trouble for quite some time.Engine hard starting after hot soak, fuel pressure bleeding down. The fuel pressure was low & would drop right off when key was shut off, fuel pump was replaced as per diagnosis. fuel pre...
1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G6CD35B7P
Customer complaint poor idle worse under load (when AC is on, in gear). Vehicle idle erractic misses at idle under load only when vehilce is warm. It takes up to 30 minutes to get the condition to to take place in the shop. On the road if driven for 5 minutes ...
2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L stabilitrac VIN: 1G6KE54Y7U
this caddy has had a reman rack installed in it at another facillity. since the replacement of the rack the "stability system active light" comes on and system activates at what would be considered hypersesitive. the problem did not rear its head until after t...
1993 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GNDT13W2P
HELP!!! This one is kicking my behind. I'll spare the gory details. This truck will not start without starting fluid. When it doe run, it runs poorly. If I restrict the return line, pressure jumps but it still needs starting fluid. Deadhead pressure appears to...
1995 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 2G1FP22S8S
We got in a 95 Camaro with a very odd intermittent overheat problem. Once driven hard so it is good and hot (not overheating) if you shut down the vehicle it will push antifreeze out the reservoir like it was overheating. We have tried a cooling system flush a...
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 Blazer 4.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GNDT13WXV
Oil will bleed out of dipstick tube without engine running. If outside temps get above 85f, Trans fluid will climb up the dipstick tube and leak to the ground. We replaced the engine because of a dead cyl. The customer authorized repairs and then ran into toug...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Lacks power loaded VIN: 1GNDT13W9X
Here we have whats turning out to be a nasty fiasco. This was brought in with complaint of hiss type noise when acclerating and lacks power on accell. We initially thought the obvious and went for the plugged exhaust theory but back pressure tested fine at sen... Trouble codes: P0300
1992 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Mechanical VIN: 1B7FL26X8N
Hi Group! To make a very long story short...this came in as a no start and we found that the rotor had broken apart in the cap. We noticed that the upper shaft bushing had failed so we replaced the dist body, did a complete tune-up including pick-up coil and i...
1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L complete dash VIN: 1B3HD46T85
This car has a problem with the dash going dead while driving--then it will come back on--when we check for codes we find a code 66--no com with trans module. In checking the iatn arcives there was one "fix" that said they found a bad Ing. switch?? When this p...
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Hyper Power Steering VIN: 1B7KF26D2V
Hi there, Posting this for a shop in another state that is working on my daughter's truck. The power steering is over powered. What I mean is if the truck is standing still with the engine running, you can just give the steering wheel a gentle shove to the l...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.9L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B7JB21ZIX
this is personally my first time posting so please bear with me. i have a fleet van that will intermittently die and when it does it will either start back up immediately or you might have to 2 foot it for a little bit and then it will run fine. the first 2 or... Trouble codes: P0505, P0645 (ac clutch relay circuit), P0462 (fuel level sending unit volts too low)
2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Charging VIN: 1B7FL26X0Y
On the rear of the alternator,which is the field wire? The green or the white w/blue.I work at a euro shop and do not have this info,any help would be great.Thanks Andy
2002 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L Security system VIN: 1B7HG38NX2
Hello everyone, again. Wow, what a difficult week. I have here an '02 Dakota that has a security system problem. Before, the customer complained that while driving, the security system would intermittently go off. I did get the vehicle to duplicate it. DRB sho...
1986 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L 3-4 shift VIN: 1FMCU14T8G
Hey guys I have this little Bronco ll with very low miles and in very good condition. It will not go into Overdrive.One other thing I noticed is there doesnt seem to be any engine braking in drive and when you pull it into second nothing happens, the rpms drop...
1992 Ford Ranger Custom 3.0L vacuum VIN: 1FTCR10OU8
We have changed the valve body and the modulator. Adjust the bands and Thottle cable setting. we have taking line pressure reading and they are in spec. then we looked at vacuum which we have 14 inch at the modulator and 16 at the manifold seem to be ok. The...
1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTJW35FSE
Thanks in advance for the help,This vehicle came to our shop today and it is the first time we have worked on it.The vehicle was about 5 qts overful on oil.We changed the oil and cleared the codes and all the prior codes p0344,p0340,p1219,p1211 did not come ba... Trouble codes: P0344 (memory code cam pos snsr ckt int), P0340 (memory cam pos snsr ckt fault), P1219 (koeo), P1219 (koeo), P1211 (koer icp pres above/below desired), P0281 (cylinder balance 7)
1995 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 5.8L engine VIN: 1FTHE24H5S
please help! we virtually done every test associated with cooling system such as hydro carbon liquid and ferret 14 emmissions anayliser. test prove to be negative for head gasket problem. the vehicle does find at idle and find while driving until about twenty ...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L rear brakes VIN: 1FTHX26F6V
Vehicle came in with a bad rotor and pads - replaced one rotor, replaced set of pads, customer complained of sinking pedal and lack of stopping power. (Truck hauls explosives and has a 3800 lb box in bed for explosives} After much driving and testing we replac...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L shift motor VIN: 1FTDX1865V
Hello, I have this 1997 F150 that was an early model built Jan. of 1996 which has a knob on the dash to turn for 4wd. The transfer case is stuck in low, It does have a code in the GEM module for shift relay contacts. There is no power down to the shift motor f...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FEHF35G3V
hi all ,this is getting no where ,i got this f350 gas 7.5 with code 1351, light is always on,i replaced icm mondule from dealer ,i replace ignition wires ,i replaced computer and check all the wiring for module all look ok ,but light still on Trouble codes: 1351 (idm circuit)
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31F2X
Long story, short of it.. A performance package was installed on the Truck. The housing of the unit was somehow touched against the "+" post on the alternator...sparks fly. No start, removed the unit(Bully Dog..he got bit,IMHO)still no start. Brought to me, ...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L 3-4 shift VIN: 3FAKP1131X
This car came in for repair & the complaint was that it was not shifting correctly. Road tested the vehicle and I was not getting any 3-4 shift or lock-up. Road tested with the scanner connected and pcm never commands a shift. There were no trouble codes in me...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU18L2X
interment check engine light code po356 replaced the # 6 cylinder plug & ignition coil to ,check for headgasket leaking in side cylinder look ok , check ckp sensor 290 ohms . spec. are 290 - 390 ohms thanks for the help... Trouble codes: P0356
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L torque convertor clutch VIN: 1FAFP53U8X
Scan data shows that hiway cruise with TCC showing 100% changes (lowers) each time AC clutch engages. TCC then recovers to 100% and remains there while AC disengages, however, when AC engages the TCC again slips to lower % and recovers to continue this cycle. ...
1999 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Engine Idle VIN: 1FMYU24E7X
Replaced upper Plenum gasket, Cleaned MAF, replaced thermostat and gasket, cleaned throttle body, motor vac engine, checked for vacuum leaks, scanned codes indicate P0171 system to lean bank 1 P0172 system to rich bank 1 . In extreme cold weather vehicle stall...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L park lamps VIN: 1FTNX21S3X
hi guys! got a super duty here that the parking lights stay on with switch off. i installed a 5th wheel trailer plug in the bed. had parking lights but no stop or turn lights. started checking over every thing and found blown fuses in the underhood fuse box. f...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP53U21
PCM will not command fuel pump relay on. I can ground this wire at the PCM and car will start and run fine. I checked CKP signal during cranking with lab scope; signal looks great. PATS system proves out OK; no light flash. Vehicle does not have aftermarket th... Trouble codes: P0231 (Fuel Pump Relay Circuit)
1994 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L backfires VIN: 1GKDM15ZXR
Customer came in with this van last week and it had a melted coil.(the plastic coil housing around the wire terminal had actually melted down) He said he had had it replaced a year ago. Today it came back in, he says it stalled a couple of times yesterday and ...
2000 GMC Jimmy SLS 4.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GKCT18W9Y
car has bad hasitation on accell fuel press did not drop off car ran a little better with maf sensor upluged cust also states that gas gauge moves around alot but it has beeb doing that for a while the hasitation new problem and seems to be getting worse no co...
2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.0L converter VIN: 1GTHK29U54
Hello everyone. This truck has a metal pinging noise coming from bell housing area. Sounds like cracked flex plate. Noise only there when cold. flex plate & bolts replaced. Noise still there. Has anyone had any problems with tourqe converters making this noise...
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L airbag VIN: 1HGCD7153S
Hello, This accord was brought to me because the srs light was on and the check engine light also. I check for airbag codes first and got a 5-2? [5long 2 short flashes]. motor airbag book says check charging system, tested was ok. cleared codes,rechecked,same ...
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L hard to start cold VIN: 1HGEJ8175W
Cousins recently purchased car (against our wishes I might add) and it's a nightmare. Don't even like posting this but we have tried everywhere for parts and information with no sucess. We do not encounter these cars much at all and unfortunately, when purchas...
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L abs VIN: 1HGCG6652X
Good afternoon to all. I have this Accord with an intermitent ABS light coming on. My question is how to get the codes. Alldata say's you need the Honda tester and plug into the DLC. My snap on Modis tells me that there is a 2 pin connector under the glove box...
1988 Jaguar XJS C 5.3L dead battery VIN: SAJNA5848J
at this point of time what else would cause a draw after so many days also with multy meter hooked up i have a constant .250ma draw .
1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L compressor VIN: SALPV1446X
This is a used vehicle purchased thru an auction.We only fixed what is broke.Now the compressor won't come on and this fine auto has wiring issues. I have a wiring diagram (actually two because I don't know if it's a GEM or BOSCH management system). It has a V...
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L 2-1 downshift VIN: 1YVGF22C2Y
Thanks for any help I may receive.This Mazda will intermittently when coming to a stop and almost stopped will slam into low.Tested and found no computer codes.Fluid condition is brown and has slight smell.All up shifts are normal and trans operation seems to ...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L late or no upshift VIN: WDBEA90D1L
I need some information on this one. It's my wife's car it is very well maintained. (Service is overdone, oil change every couple months, recomended service early also) My information doesn't have any transmission diagnostics (MOD) What has started happening i...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L vents VIN: WDBJF55F9T
Mercedes experts, e320 that has a few ac issues. first of all it came in with no cooling, I evac and recharged with dye added, compressor came on for about 20 min. when it was on it was only cooling on the pass side. I hooked up baum scan tool and no codes sto...
1998 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA43G4W
got an air injection system malfunction on this 420. maybe you guys who have been here before can enlighten me. the dealer told this lady that the heads would need to come off to clean the air injection ports out. they ran a test on o2 sensor response to air i...
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L Air Bag Light VIN: 4A3AC44G6Y
Hello and thanks for reading this help request. Vehicle was brought to my shop due to the air bag light staying on. According to the local dealer, once that all of the problems have been fixed the light should self reset by unplugging the negative battery cabl...
1967 Plymouth Belvedere 5.2L High Gear Jerking VIN: RH27F77210
Hello everyone and thanks in advance for the help on this old girl. I have this Plymouth in that will start to jerk the powertrain when it is goin into 3rd gear at light throttle. If i hold it at a light throttle, it will jerk and bang the drivetrain. If i gi...
1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L srs light on VIN: YS3DF78N9V
i just bought a new tech 2 scanner from otc to service this and any other saabs. i purchased a software package from a another vender.(saab 43.00 & saab 114.00 memory cards were inluded a long with saab tis 114 cd april 2005, and a saab key diskette). after lo...
2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L Radio VIN: YS3DD75H2Y
Saab Techs, Does anyone know away to marry a radio that came out of another vehicle that was not divorced??? I was told it can be done but dont know that it can be.The stereo that was in the car went up in smoke due to something being spilled into it. A great ...
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L compressor VIN: YS3DF58K12
Vehicle came in for A/C complaint,A/C compressor does not engage.Evacuated and charged system to check for proper charge.Compressor relay(#156)is not getting a ground to pin 85 of the relay.All other systems for the climate control appear to be functional.If I...
2000 Saturn SC2 1.9L Unknown VIN: 1G8ZY1277Y
Hello Fellow Techs. Todays diagnostic dilemma comes from a 2000 Saturn SC2 1.9L DOHC engine with a 4 Speed Automatic Transmission. The vehicle had a used transmission installed by another repair shop, and the "Service Engine Soon" light is on with codes P0...
1994 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L no shift VIN: 4S3BC6338R
Car came in a couple of months ago and owner said a lube shop said it was leaking. Inspected and found no leaks. Owner went home. Now owners back and trans will not shift. Feels like it is in safe mode. Fluid was 2 and a half quarts over full. Drained . Went t...
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 ...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWHD84HXW
This car has missfire when under load. reset the light and you can drive easy without any codes or light. Car has new wires, coil pack and spark plugs. They have not repaired problem. any thoughts on possible injector or ECU causing this problem? Trouble codes: P4011 (multi cyl missfire), P0306 (Cylinder 6)
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L no communication VIN: 3VWRB81H6W
no comunication at dcl connector . snap-on scanner otc @ vw scanner all tried. engine soon light does come on koeo car does run good

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1990 Acura Integra LS 1.8L No Start VIN: JH4DA9350L
hi all. this car is running. first, i had to make sure the wiring on the igniter was correct. it was. i then checked and double checked everything, and on the 3rd go round i found that he must have lost a screw to the coil. he put another one in that was a hai... Trouble codes: 15 (no ignition signal).
2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC28D7Y
Thanks to all that replied ,the 3 replies that I recieved all indicated PCM replacement or reflash . car seems to run well so customer has declined repair at this point . I will post any changes in the future Steve Trouble codes: P0603.
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L aux fan VIN: WBAGH8336X
Well Attila & Erik hit it right on with the fuse in the E-box(right rear of engine compartment) which I somehow overlooked.(Tough without a wiring schematic)I could not find any reference to any fuses for this system in alldata.Thanks guys
1996 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L dome lights VIN: 1G4CW52K4T
Well the dome lights are working with the replacement of the remote funtion actuator module, the dome lights go out in 25 sec., but the radio and exterior lights don't go out imediatly unless you open one of the other three doors. I am waiting for the customer...
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L s.i.r. VIN: 1G6KD52Y3T
cars fixed and out the door. I decided to go with the 2 ohm resistor , (what could I lose)I was hoping to see a short or anything but an open, It stayed open even with the 2 ohm resistor in place (noting the shorting bars are in the air bag itself. Ward [...]...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 4.3L d3/d4 VIN: 1GCEK14WXV
i want to thank everyone for your responses. it really makes a difference. we went back through this tranny looking around, come to find out the li/rev. sprag in the bottom of the tranny was put together wrong.if the inner sprocket turns in both directions you...
1997 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2G1FP32K1V
Marority rules again. I replace the coils (they all had cracks so why not) I found it easiest to remove the aluminum bracket with module/coil assy. and replace them on the bench. Especially when the bolts didn't want to come out of one coil. I had to grind the... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Cylinder Misfire).
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L Stall VIN: 1GIJEC13TE
Sorry for the delay but I think I can say this one is fixed! After replacing the bcm on this truck customer brought back for same stalling problem. So I got them to leave it with me and in the morning while on a test drive it stalled so I hit the record button... Trouble codes: 1416A.
1994 Chrysler LHS 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3ED56FOR
Yes, it's finally fixed! I'll run through some of the replies I recieved that led to the final fix. Dan from Texas was the third reply and he said, 'Some people just don't read what you write...I DID.' Dan has a good point. I've noticed in some of my past he...
2002 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.8L radio, power windows, wipers/washers VIN: 2C8GP74L22
Thanks to all that replied to this problem. We did get the vehicle fixed. As no 'one' wire was the problem we took your advise and really protected the wiring with as much tape as the part store would sell us. Customer declined replacing the PDC and the wiring...
1995 Dodge Neon Sport 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1B3ES67C2S
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. We found, as advised, that the crank sensor had not been updated and had oil in the connector. The wiring harness at the back of the engine was horrible. It was oil soaked and all melted together. We instal...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L speedometer VIN: 2B8GP44371
Thank you to Andy,Brian,[...],Duane,Tony,and Jack.Most told me to remove the gauge cover and to reset the gauge. I posted my request at about 10:00 PM, and the next morning I already had 6 replies with the correct fix! The speedo is working fine now. Tha...
1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L Misfire VIN: 1FTEX14H7J
My boss decided to send this to a specialty driveability shop...They seem to think it's a valve or spring problem. Although the comp. and vacum tests all look normal. I am thinking it is a blown plenum gasket but they dont want me to check it out just on a whi...
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L coolant in #5 sparkplug hole VIN: 1FTRE1467W
as all of the replies stated it was coming from the intake manifold gasket and themostat housing gasket. thanks again for all the help i reiceved.
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, RUNS VERY RICH VIN: 1FDRE14WZX
the key to this repair was the baro sensor. as much as this problem acted like a maf sensor, the readings were good. but after finding out that the baro is in with the maf i opted(at the prompting of some replies) to disconnect the maf and test drive. although... Trouble codes: P0172 (system rich bank 1), P0175 (system rich bank 2).
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Oil consumption VIN: 1FTRW08L92
Still waiting for customer to put some miles on. Here's a few ideas from other members. I'll upate this post in a couple months or so. Thanks alot for your input, Jon From: Palmer from Oregon Date: 05/09/2005 20:19:11 In the old days, if a v8 didn't burn a...
1997 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Cuts out VIN: 452CM58V3V
Thanks for all the help. We finaly figured out the problem. It was a bad ground on the rt fender wall just aft of the fuse/relay block. There are two grounds that come together and one of them had a bad splice in the connector. Thanks again all!!!
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L transmission VIN: SAJGX5747V
well guys thanks for all the help, all your information was very knolegeble. what ended up happening is that the custermer finally brouht the car back but there was no noise present. i think she just wonted her money back. she has spent losts of money and didn...
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGN2045X
Well it's been a few weeks and so far it's still running . Customer came back in ,but for a pass power seat problem.The AUTOLOGIC is neat in that you can see the operation of the switches and the commands(problem was insde the seat module). Anyhow,I disconnect... Trouble codes: P1121 (PPS circuit [...] compared to PPS2-PCM code), P1632 (can loss of throttle data TCM code).
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1YVGF22C1W
Received 2 replies, David and Dean both with good information but these things were not the problem and had been checked very throughly. THe idle if fair but not fixed in my opinion but customer seems to be ok with how it idles.
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L alarm system VIN: WDBKK47F5X
Hey thanks for your input on this alarm system. I went ahead and removed the electrical plug on the alarm control unit located in right rear floor of the trunk, and found water, corrosion damage, thus condemning the control unit. the customer opted to not repa...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L flywheel VIN: 1ZWHT61LXX
we order a new flywheel and reman starter from ford and redid the job at no extra cost to customer who has been very good about the car in my shop for 2 week. The car seems ok at this time. thanks for all who helped--joe cat
1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L axle seal VIN: 1N4BU31D8V
Thanks to all that responded to my post. The used trans that I got had too much play in the bearing for the final drive where the left hand axle goes in. This caused the axle not to seal against the seal properly which caused the oil to seep out. I got another...
1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.3L a/c air flow VIN: 2P4G44R3XR
I want to thank those who replied. The system does not use vacuum in the ac/heater system as some suggested. The motors on the side of the box next to the gas pedal do move during the calibration mode. I did try and put a long air gun into the vents and blow o...
1998 Saturn SL 1.9L High Idle VIN: 1G9ZF5288W
Thanks to all who replied. Any and all help offered is always appreciated. One suggested checking the PCV Hose. The one on this car was bulk aftermarket hose which was funky, but not leaking. Five suggested checking for intake gasket leaks, most of these s... Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle Control System RPM too high).
1997 Toyota Celica ST 1.8L Fan switch VIN: JT2DB02T4V
This has been a puzzling problem. The car in question is a Celica ST, which appears to be a rare vehicle. Alldata only mentions the GT in its database. Three Toyota dealers, two in Canada and one in U.S., have been unable to come up with a part number for the ...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L No Start VIN: 4T1BF28K1W
Thanks to all who replied. In the end I replaced the ECU and all is OK. The problem was either an ECU or in the immobilizer system. However, in my experience I have rarely seen an ECU go bad in a Toyota Camry and never seen an immobilzer system go bad ever. He...
2003 Toyota Highlander 3.0L door lock VIN: JTEHF21A43
Gentlemen, the door lock on this véhicule are not programmable. The key is programmable with brake pédal and accélérator pédal or with scanner of dealer. The dealer is out of key for the moment. Programming: 1-insert already registered master key in the cylind...
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L odometer/clock VIN: WVWMA63B7W
Hi group. Replaced intrument cluster with one from vw and problem was still present. Went back and rechecked powers, found voltage spikes. Rechecked grounds found loose ground wire between cyl #1 And cyl #2 igniton coils. Tightened ground and problem solved. T...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L cooling fans VIN: 3VWSA29M3X
I got 5 or 6 repleys saying water pump broken. This turned out to be true, plastic impeller broken. You can pull thermostat on this car and feel the broken impeller without having to pull pump without knowing. Thanks for help.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSF29MXY
thanks to all who responded and I have informed the customer that the likely solution to this code P0380 is to replace the glow plug harness. He will let me know when he wishes to do this ,since it does not effect the performance I may not see this car for a w... Trouble codes: P0380 (glow plug heater circuit A malfunction).
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Module/Pump VIN: 3VWTG69M11
The vehicle is now fixed. Of the three replies Ned from Massachusetts was very close when he said to molest the electrical connection and look for the readings to change. After retesting the system multiple times and bleeding the brakes again using the facto...
2000 Volvo S70 2.4L engine VIN: YV1LS61J9Y
oil leak was definately from cam housing bolts. we received 3 different way to resolve leak. add copper washers to bolts, remove bolts 1 at a time & add volvo sealer to threads, remove cam housing. remove old anerobic sealer from mating surfaces & reassemble. ...
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L breather system
Thanks for all the replies.I did what you told me to do. I took off the manifold and removed the box from motor, the oil drain hole in bottom was plugged it was cleaned as were the hoses. Great tip about the banjo bolt for the vacum line, completly plugged.I r...
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