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1989 Audi 200 2.2L No Start VIN: WAUGC544XK
I have this audi with no spark. I have 12 volts to the coil with key on. No spark whatsoever out of coil when grounding coil wire. The coil ohmned out ok, but i tried another one anyway-still no spark. Rpm sensor was ok according to ohm check. What can i check...
1998 Audi A4 1.8L abs VIN: WAUCB28D3W
The next day, brake warning lamp and ABS lamp blinks and beeps. Explained to the customer it's coincidental that ABS lamp is on after brake jobs. Code indicates voltage interuption between ABS module and instrument panel. This car instrument panel has faded pi...
2002 Audi A4 1.8L cooling fans VIN: WAULC68E62
The cooling fans on this car will run intermittenly for no reason. The customer removes the fuse to keep from killing the battery. We let the car sit outside and installed the fuse and checked on it periodically. After sitting cold for about an hour we walked ...
1994 BMW 325is 2.5L Coolant system VIN: WBABF3323R
Coolant system overheating.
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on, Engine noise VIN: WBADM6347Y
Hello group, This car came in w/ the above mentioned codes. Oil level was low, so we changed the oil & filter & set to correct level, then cleared the codes. Upon driving less than 20 yards, the light re-appeared w/ same codes. Visually, everything appears in... Trouble codes: P1519 (BMW FC 103 Intake cam position actuator), P1520 (BMW FC 104 Exhaust cam position actuator)
1996 Buick Century Custom 3.1L cooling fans VIN: 1G4AG55MT6
hay to everybody out ther today making a living the hard way. i have a question for all of you. i am working on this buick and i have no power to the pink wire at the fan relays. from the shop key system it tells me that there is a 10a. fuse taped to the harne...
1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: W06VR52R0V
I am posting this for another shop. when warm idling has a miss on cyls 1,3,& 5 when cold no miss under load no miss checked for vacume leaks, ckecked compresion checked ignition system all good, runs good all but warm idle. thanks Ron Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P0305
1991 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13Z0M
I cannot get this truck to go into closed loop fuel control. The only scan data that doesn't make sense is O2 voltage. Snappy scanner shows .453 mv, never changes, regardless of engine temp or engine rpm. By backprobing near the computer(bed-of-nails clip on g...
1992 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L t.v. pressure VIN: 1GKEV16K6M
i have a 700r trans that i just rebuilt. its back in the vehical. it shifts fair with a soft 2/3 up shift not a big concern could be better.with a pressure gage on the unit min.tv pressure is 75 psi in park,nuetral, od and man 3rd.pulling the tv cable to max p...
1993 Chevrolet Camaro Indianapolis 500 Pace Car 5.7L Surge, Misfire VIN: 2G1FP22PXP
Hello again and thanks for taking time to read this. This Camero has a chuggle at 45 MPH approxmately 1500 RPM. This is shortly after shifting into fourth gear and the converter is locked in. If you go above 50MPH the symptoms are gone. It doesn't feel like a ...
1994 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GCCS14WXR
This vehicle came in from another shop with a poor idle, misfire,surging and stalls. Initial inspection turned up an open plug wire and badly worn plugs. After tuning up car it ran better but still has intermittent misfire at idle, kind of like a cylinder drop...
1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL52M6T
hi guys any info on this would be appreciated.the car came in this morning with a PO300 cylinders 2 and 5 were misfiring.i swapped out the 5,2 coil still no spark put on a control module still no spark left the module on and put a new coil on 5,2 and we got sp... Trouble codes: P0300
1996 Chevrolet Corsica 2.2L compressor VIN: 1G1LD5549T
After the second reman compressor went out (each fried the bearing after about 10,000 miles) I put on another by a different manufacturer. I flushed system and replaced receiver/drier. After charging, I have high readings on high side pressure, and if I bring ...
1998 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L rear brakes VIN: 1GBHG31R5W
The vehicle came back about a week later with sticking and pulsating rear brakes. We turned drums and sanded shoes. Came back a week later with same problem took it apart -still nothing visibly wrong. Then, set star adjusters all the way in, vehicle cam back n...
2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L air vents VIN: 2G1WW12E2Y
a\c and htr -- air only blows on floor vents.defrost air still only on floor. a\c sys. was completely empty.charged system and saw problem.very little air comes out of top vents,does not matter where control knob is set.any help would be apprieciated!
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G34786K3Y
This impala is driving me nuts..cust came in with simple complaint that has steadily spiraled down hill!check eng lighton. Drove car in & immeadiatly new it had a misfire code. scanned for codes found cyl#4 dead. cehcked basics spark ok,pulse to inj ok,removed... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L compressor VIN: 1Y1SK52881
tested voltage readings to ac control module. all voltages are correct except pin 3. should read 10 -14 volts with ac switch on and ac engaged. this is the pcm ac cut out. the computer is grounding this wire and wont let the compressor turn on. the parameters ...
2001 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.4L 1-2 2-3 3-4 shift VIN: 1G1JF52T91
Help me please. This thing shifts very hard all the time. The fluid is full and clean. I took it to the trans shop and they noticed that the load value was staying high,90% and told us to try a MAP sensor. Well it didn't work. According to the scan tool the ...
1994 Chrysler LHS 3.5L No Start, Stall, stall in reverse VIN: 2C3ED56F8R
Car came to us from another shop. When you put the car in reverse and reach 1500 rpm it will stall. only stalls in reverse and only at 1500 rpm. Stalls every time and dead on at 1500 rpm. runs fine in drive or neutral. after it stalls it will not restart until...
1994 Chrysler Concorde 3.3L Stall VIN: 2C3EL56T2R
cust complaint is at any time car will shut off but always restarts.at times car will go days without any prob then it will happen often,cust came in and i could not duplicate prob after 3 hrs of driving,running & testing.tested crank sensor its good but repl ...
1999 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L a/c system VIN: 2C3HD46J7X
techs; This car came in for a a/c recharge. It was not blowing cold enough. I removed 1 pound from the car so it was'nt empty. I pulled it into a vacum and held it for 15 or 20 minutes it held ok. Charged it up with 1.5 pounds. When you turn the a/c on the com...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Speedometer VIN: 3C4FY4BB21
Hey Guys, I need some help on this one. This PT Cruiser came in the shop with the complaint of check engine light on, No Speedo operation and transmission stuck in fist gear(actually it was second). I perfomed a scan of the ECM, and the TCM. The ECM had code P...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.8L Driver's Side A/C VIN: 2C4GP54L21
Mechanically, this A/C is in top condition. It is equipped with dual ATC. It is full of R134a. We have good cold air from the rear unit as well as the passengers's dash vents, however the air from the driver's vents is room temperature. We have performed and p...
1989 Dodge Dynasty 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3BC4632K
Light does not come on at start if engine rpm's are set to 2500 from start and only comes on at idle. Unable to turn off while runing. Tried rebuilt napa computer. No change. Cleaned and substituted grounds. My auto scan and the onboard diagnostics agree on co... Trouble codes: 26 (inj 1 peak current high resistance condition detected in injector output circuit)
1993 Dodge B250 5.2L No Start, Snap MT2500 VIN: 2B6HB21Y2P
Girls had their van towed in Fri, before Memorial Day weekend. No start. Cranked great. Fuel pressure there. No spark. Hooked up scanner. No communication. At all. Logic probe & voltage readings indicated good signals from sensors to the PCM. Replaced the prev... Trouble codes: XXX (no communication with scan tool - ever)
1995 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Stall VIN: 1B7GL23XXS
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L No Start VIN: 3B7HC13Y5T
Hello everyone, im doing this for another shop, they have a dodge pickup that blows fuel pump fuse, they have unpluged wireing going to fuel punp and it still has a bad short. Has anyone seen this give me some info than you very much.
1998 Dodge Durango 5.2L Rear Differential VIN: 1B4HS28Y9W
This vehicle was brought into our shop for a knocking noise in the rear of the vehicle when in gear and moving over 10MPH. The noise is not evident in neutral but remains consistent with a load or no-load. Upon inspection we determined the noise was originatin...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B4GP44G6Y
Hello Fellow Techs, I Have a 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan That Stalls when making right turns.I have check the wiring harness,replace the ignition switch and checked for power and ground at the PCM.Everything checks out OK.One thing that is strange is that the cru...
1984 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L drive shaft VIN: 1FTCF15F8E
howdy there fellow tech's. What I have here is a 1984 Ford F 150 regular cab long bed 2 wheel drive truck. About 8 months ago, the 4 speed manual transmission died and we were kind of stuck. I had a Ford AOD auto transmission (non electronic)that was given to ...
1989 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FALP45T5S
Vehicle began to run poorly over time, now does not rev over 3500rpm, (especially at wot), set timing to spec and checked advance, appears retarded 5-10 degrees. No exhaust restrictions found, adding fuel spray to intake does not improve condition, no data ava...
1991 Ford F Super Duty Custom 7.5L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Surge, Misfire VIN: 2FDLF47G4M
hello folks customer states if he climbs in his truck engine off touches the gas peddle the truck will not start when it starts blows black smoke and runs poorly egr sol bad we think that will take care of the surge at cruise all is int did motovac tested inj ... Trouble codes: 34 (egr closed sig hi), 96 (fp ckt open bat to eca)
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMDU32X5P
engine pops through intake system only with IAC valve connected, unplug valve runs perfect, vantage show perfect wave. when it acts up waveform goes all over the place. Has new motorcraft valve on it, tried a new one same problem. Don't have and can't find a g...
1994 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FALP42D8R
Hello IATN Members, I have this 94 Mustang that is giving me trouble. When cold the problem is the worst. When cranking the engine almost sounds like there is no compression. I've checked compression cold and I get apprx 130psi. The engine will eventually star... Trouble codes: 172 (lack of 02 sensor switching lean bank 2)
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L digital dash VIN: 2FMDA5140A
This one is the bosses car. On the way home last night the instrument panel went dead (no speedo,tach,guages or turn signal indicators). All fuses and wiring tested fine. Alldata not much help, mentioned a pulse width dimming module but thats about it. It appe...
1996 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 2FALP74W4T
Hello iATN Techs, This Crown Vic has me clueless as to its problem. The car was driven one day and the next day would not run. It will start, sounds good and runs for about one second, then dies. It will not try to start again unless you turn the key off and t... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L head gasket VIN: 1FALP52U2V
This is my girlfriends vehcile and I am a trasnmission tech so i am out of my element and i'm tring to decide to repair the head gasket on her vehicle. It has had work on the heads|gaskets twice under warranty. I found a bulletin Ford article #1-11-6 "bank to ...
1997 Ford Escort 2.0L No Start
okay guys. I do work for a local junk yard, i trade work for parts. Anyways they brought me this 97 escort. Came in with a no start. vehicle does not have fuel pressure, no, spark, no injector pulse. The mil light does no illuminate at all unless i manually gr...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L window regul VIN: 1FTZX18W5W
Installing window motor RIGHT side. Clock spring has sprung . What direction should this be wound ? Should it be lifting the window or pulling down the window ? How tight should this spring be wound ? The new motor has too big of gear . Reordered for A.M. and ...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L rear a/c VIN: 2FMZA5246X
hey guys & gals, this is hopefully a situation of missing something simple... The rear a/c is not cooling, frt is ice cold. the smaller line at the rear evap is cold and sweating (this line has expansion valve in it) the larger line (suction) is warm. If you p...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L cyl. head gasket VIN: 1FTNW21L6X
I need help BEFORE I get into this one. Has external oil leak at rear of right bank head gasket. Looked up the procedure and it's calling for special tools to hold the timing chain, etc. Can this job be done without the specific tools without too much risk? Sh...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6638X
This car originally came in with no MIL light. I found that someone had cut the MIL wire out at the PCM. Upon that repair the MIL would keep setting a P1381 code, VCT will not retard. The car runs fine. I checked valve timing, it seemed okay. I removed the tim... Trouble codes: P1381 (Variable Cam Timing will not Retard)
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSX31F4Y
HELLO STROKER TECHS, vehicle came in with no start.Scanned vehicle thinking crank sensor was bad. Found code 1280 ICP circuit out of range,code 1212 ICP voltage not at expected level. I replaced injector regulator. I got fuel in filter.I did injector buzz test...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31L11
need some help,i have this ford truck with a no fire on #8 cylinder,i have replaced the coil,plug and traced all wiring all is good,replaced ecm and still no fire to #8.compression is good.i have 12volts to the coil but no ground signal from ecm.what am i miss...
2004 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.8L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FDXF47S04
Low mileage fleet vehicle. This vehicle's problem occurs so quickly and returns to normal for any length of time. The "cutting out" is as if you momentarilly shut the key off and returned it to "Run". It happens off idle only and can occur in any gear (forward...
2001 Geo Prism 1.8L Hesitation VIN: 1Y1SK52881
This Geo ( Toyota ) has a tip in hesitation exactly like an old carb engine with a bad accel. pump, or a dead vacuum advance. Its worse on first start up, but never goes away. Low mileage car, I checked the basics, no codes. Thanks for any insight.
1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2GTEK19R0W
Here we gooooooooooooo!!!. This truck had an intake leaking really bad. It was unknown about how much it overheated. Replaced the intake gskts and it had a rattling noise when started. After further testing the owner wanted a reman. I pulled the engine, cleane...
1994 Honda Passport EX 3.2L no shift VIN: 4S6CY58V5R
I sure hope someone can help. Vehicle came in my shop with customer complaint of transmission not shifting. Shop that replaced the transmission said the transmission is not defective and the owner brought it to us. Wiring harness to ECM was burned, replaced ha...
1996 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L transfer case VIN: JACDJ58VXT
I wanted to confirm that I did have fluid transfering, so I installed trace dye into transmission. Customer came back, I pulled the transfer case drain plug, low and behold, I had dye. I not being a transmission guy, first went to Mithchel to look for info b...
1993 Jaguar DAIMLER DOUB 5.0L abs master cylinder VIN: 5AJDKAL55A
Hi Gents another interesting one. I have a Daimler double six with a hard brake pedal since the mechanics have done some suspension work. Now I have checked all the relays to the accumulater even repalced the accumulater and I still have a hard pedal and the a...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Hard start hot VIN: SAJHX174TC
Jaguar is very hard to start after sitting for over 5 minutes. Customer reports that it has progressively been getting worse over the past year, and now that it is summer, it is worse than ever. It acts just like the fuel pressure is dropping and causing vapor...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L condensation VIN: 1J4GZ58S8W
Hello everyone, I have this jeep that leaks condesation out of aircond on floor of vehicle, I did not see a drain under vehicle, if ant one has seen this give me some info thanks very much, and you all have a good day.
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Panic Alarm VIN: 1J4GW48N51
Hello everyone, I have a customer who wants to disable the panic alarm, he said that it has gone off by its self a couple of times and he does'nt want to check it he just wants to disable it. How and can this be done? If so can it be done without Chysler Equip...
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJA7236Y
hi fellow techs. I am stumped, got this kia in on a hook for a no start. customer stated that going down the highway vehicle felt like it ran out of gas then caught itself then finally died. I have checked fuel, spark and injector pulse and all are good. am i... Trouble codes: P1693, P0134, P0440, P0422
1990 Mazda B2200 2.2L No Start VIN: JM2UF1137M
vehicle has fuel no spark tried to ground the test port to get codes nothing happens to flash no nothing have power to coil and dist at ing wire. does the ecm ground the other side of the coil we get no singal to the blue yellow blue side of the dist the truck...
1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 sl 2.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 113.044-12
sorry for being so vague. i have a 1971 280SL here and i don't have service info for it. i'm not completely sure what the engine size is on a 113 i just don't get stuff this old ever, i can only guess that it is a 2.8l. so it of course has mechanical injection...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA32E6R
I have checked this vehicle thoroughly but must be missing something. I do not have a scan tool that can operate the systems. Last week I replaced the EGR tube from valve to manifold because when I disconected tube at valve, the engine did not stall (as per po... Trouble codes: 5 (EGR Not Detected)
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L can't open hood VIN: 4JGAB54E01
HELP ! We have this ml320 in for a mis-fire probably a bad coil but we can't get the primary hood latch to open...dis-connected the cable inside to get more torque on it...is not binding...seems to be dis-connected from the latch. no axcess thru wheel well...m...
1995 Mercury Villager Nautica 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 4M2DV11W35
after van warms up it pops and will not accelerate it came in with clogged cats ,replaced them .then customer came in fdays later complaining of this problem ran diag found maf jumping around replaced maf was gone a few days then back again ran more diag found...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L No start VIN: 1ZWFT61L8X
Car will not crank-we think the anti theft is enabled? we found the following codes in anti theft module b2550, b2157, b2156, b2154, b2153. security computor self test codes b1328, b1320. All seems to point to the anti theft ie "echo sensor" not picking up the...

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1998 Acura CL 3.0L ignition coil VIN: 19UYA2252W
Thanks for all the info guys! The next day I told the manager to ask the customer for another key if they have one. Got the key from the customer, car fired right up. The key they have given us was an unprogrammed one. This helps me in diagnosting honda cars. ...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Driver Seat VIN: WBAGJ8324W
Got two replies on this one, and they both pointed me in the right direction. Actually John [...] hit it right on, the seat switch had been broken from repeated sittings by a large arse. In fact it had been glued together once before, with what looked like bu...
1997 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L tcc lockup VIN: 1G4HR52K2V
After a lot of searching and some good replys from others, we definintly have something wrong in the valve body. When the customer brings back the car we will have to pull the trans again. Most likely we will be getting a new valve body for it. One good post s...
1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Modules VIN: 1G6KY5491X
Thanks to all who took the time to reply to this problem. As it turns out due to the intermittency of this problem we talked the customer into leaving the car with us for a week. We exposed & disconnected 10 different modules & tested the following morning for...
1982 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G1AXY878L
Well, its fixed. Back to the basics. After I sent the update, I thought there has to be a clue in the MAP. As I said, there was no change with removal of hose. Since I know these old computers are slow & scan data is even slower to show up. I previously disreg...
1988 Chevrolet R30 Silverado 7.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCHR33N5J
thank you guys, great help. alot of you guys nailed it on the head. the min. air was set to high, even dough the plug was still their, someone had raised it with channel locks from the backside of the stop screw. used the thexton idle air plug to block the hol...
1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L limp home VIN: 1GNEL19W5V
thanks for all your help. the main plug was loose on the trans. pushed it on tight and fixed van. go figure..
1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 2G1WW12MXV
I am amazed at the response within a few hours. And every reply hit it on the nose. I also got several good ideas about how to check for volume, amperage draw, and pump speed. Unfortunately I didn't get to try any of them because when I tried to move the car M...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L blower moter VIN: 1GNDS13502
hello fellow techs. finnally got a complete failure from ignition switch lost feed from ignition switch feed from terminal g to system bus on rear fuse panel witch also feeds abs module looks like this will be a common problem with this vehicle and yes Martin ...
1997 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Stall VIN: 3C3EL55H5V
This one is a fix, We found that at 2000 rpm the vehicle would act up occasionally but not stall. We looked at the data and found that the 5 volt reference was falling out. Both the coolant and the IAT were consequently going nuts. Monitored ecm voltages and g...
2000 Chrysler pt cruiser 2.0L power steer pump VIN: 1C8FZBB921
Hi Guys Thanks for replies,i was initialy consurned about a pressure build up that my have caused this failure. i have found ou that the new replacement pump is a modified unit and so have ordered a new one. Once again thanks for all the help
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L trans range sensor VIN: 1B4GP54R2T
Thankyou to those who tried to help.It turns out that chrysler changed trannys in their vans several times between 1995 and 1999.Some are interchangeable with minor adaptation.Some are not.We tried to install a good 1999 trans in a 1995 dodge caravan.All wirin...
2002 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L Misfire VIN: 1B3ES56C42
Thanks for all the great iformation, iatn techs.Quality and quanity all on one web site.Every replie was the same repace plugs and plug wires at the same time.I did repace all the above today and used dielectric grease in plug wire boot.I beleave the problem i... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303.
2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L colling system VIN: 2B3AD46R02
thanks to all who suggested repairs. yes chrysler is using a plastic impellar on this engine and the old impellar had disintigrated. this is basically a timing chain job and was surprised that mitchell listed this as a 5 hour job. took 9 hours to complete. as ...
1992 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMEU15NXN
Three key findings from this repair. 1. Don't assume anything. 2. When all else fails recheck the basics. 3. If you mistakenly put hydraulic lifters on a cam designed for roller lifters bad things happen. We assumed the rebuilt short block was NOT equipted wit... Trouble codes: 126 (MAP out of self test range MAP has been replaced code now gone problem still exists).
1995 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 5.8L engine VIN: 1FTHE24H5S
first i would like to thank everyone that replied to this request. all information was addressed and tested. we still have the over heating issue which can only be head gasket because we are noticing faster pressure build-up. since customer is a fleet account ...
1997 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L rear axle VIN: 1FTYR14U6W
we checked everything on this one the only thing we found was some wear in the axle & the c-clip. everything looked good but we still thought there was excessive end play , we could find any spec's on the parts or the end play so we ordered a new axle and c-cl...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L wipers VIN: 1FTDX1761V
Got several good responses, about evenly divided as to whether the problem was the multi-function switch, or the GEM module. There is apparently a problem with water leakage down into the fuse box/GEM area. I passed the information along to my dad, and he repl...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Interior dome light VIN: 1FTRX17L8W
Thank you all for your help, most of you said clean or replace door latch mechanism, this was the correct fix. Drivers door latch.
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3FAKP1133W
all is well, a breather fixed the sucking noise, thanks again to all
1999 Ford F-150 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: B676791149
hi fello techs . I want to thank robert ,darin and fred for the info that was shared with me .the info stated that if you are in front of the vehicle no 1 2 3 4 are on the left , i was not sure . i want to say thanks again .
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L 3-4 shift VIN: 3FAKP1131X
The replies I received on this had to do with checking the plug-in on the TSS and checking the sensor signal with a scope. I knew that even though I could not find anything wrong with the harness that's where the problem had to be. I ran a complete new 2 wire ...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17W9X
Well Just About Everyone Hit It On The Head With The Clogged EGR Port Problem In The Throttle Body, But There Was Another Problem. While Testing The EGR valve Both Manually And By Vacuum, The Engine Would Stumble But Not Die.The Ports Were Very Restricted Bu... Trouble codes: P0401.
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FTRX18W11
hello everyone, this ford is fixed and out the door. i learned a ton on this job, almost too much... the pats systems in these fords are very complex. first... check to see if the car has an aftermarket auto start system. if it does, there will be a transp...
2000 GMC Jimmy SLS 4.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GKCT18W9Y
thanks to all most of you all said fuel pump but to me 60psi is in spec took car for ride and when it started bucking i unpluged the maf sensor and it ran better so i took achange so for 3 days now no problems so thanks to all again all of you are great
1990 Isuzu Trooper S 2.8L no spark VIN: JAC3H58E4L
Well it looks like I had a defective distributor. Following the advice of hans from Oregon, I checked the purple white wire for a 5 volt on off signal coming from the distributor while cranking. I had no voltage at all so I replaced the distributor and it star...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Misfire VIN: SAJDA01C8Y
most responces were to replace all coils but the boss didn't want to do all I replaced in total 3 coils. #1 #2 #4 ... car runs good thaks to all. Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire 1 cyl).
1997 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FT28SXV
Thanks for all the suggestions. Unfortunately we have tried all the repairs/checks , except for the software up-date, and still have a weak cylinder. The customer is very understanding and is willing to let us pull the head to check for carbon build up on the ...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GZ58S1W
Sorry for the delayed reply but we were dealing w/ an aftermarket warranty company.The valve springs in the cylinder head were replaced w/ the upgrades & valves replaced,reground as needed.The valves & seats were bad in especially #1 cylinder.Thank you to all ... Trouble codes: P0301.
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW58N4Y
thanks for the replies. cam sensor was the fix. spoke with cust. yesterday all is fine 5 days later. when i removed the sensor it had alot of metal stuck to it, and the end was kind of swelled. so if i would have r&r the sensor for visual inspection i would ha... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam signal loss).
1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L unknown VIN: JT8UF11E1L
This car had a sticking right rear caliper. We noticed the wheel dragging. The piston retracted easily and the slide pins were free. But on the next test drive, it was dragging again. At times we could feel it around 15 mph, as the car slowed with each rotatio...
1988 Mazda RX-7 Turbo 1.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1FC3322J
thanks to everyone who gave me very good information on this vehicle,we have done everything to this vehicle suggested and to no avail it still is not fixed.we are going to send this one to the dealer to have a propper compression check done to the engine.we c...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L wipers, radio, VIN: WDBJF20F1T
sorry for the delay. no fix. the problem with the load reduction circuit was too intermittent to pin down. didn't get enough responses for this one to indicate a pattern failure with the relay module though i suspect that was where the problem was.
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AC54L3Y
really appreciated all the help. timing belt had slipped one tooth and drove us crazy. replaced tinimg belt set and problem solved Trouble codes: P0306 (cyl 6 missfire), P0300.
1988 Nissan D21 2.4L No Start, Floods VIN: JN6ND11SXJ
As the customer had limited funds he declined further diagnostics... we did however wire in a toggle switch to disconnect the fuel relay on 'cold starts'. Customer is happy for now, and suppose that is the goal! Thank You for your kind help! Jerry [...] Trouble codes: 12 (air flow meter malfunction).
1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L compressor VIN: 1P4GP44R6T
Vehicle has not yet come back to shop. So I don't know if probe will fix. I will post when it comes back in. Thanks Andrew
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G2NE52M5T
thanx to all the guys for the input i sat back and thought about this one and figured maybe a module? well sure enough took module off and found several cracks replaced it now car runs perfect. so thanx for all the input
1992 Saab 900 S 2.1L unknown VIN: YS3AK36EXN
The majority rules. The overwhelming response was the Morse chain was loose and/or had jumped. Seems everyone has seen these but us (we work on a lot of Saabs) and our local dealer. Upon examination, we found a very worn Morse chain and gears. We ended up inst...
1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L srs light on VIN: YS3DF78N9V
i received enough help to understand my new tech 2 operating procedures. thanks everyone. the cd disc i originally received is not needed to scan the saab, only for future updates.the 2 MEMORY CARDS i received will do all saab except for 90000 series, i will o...
2002 Saturn L200 2.2L engine "rev" limit VIN: 1G8JU54F42
well, my wife gave me the saturn to look at. under load the engine vacuum did not come back. I loosed the manifold connection at the inlet of the converter, test drove with all the power in the 2.2 is designed to muster. The mileage is 46k so off to the dealer...
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