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1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L Electronic VIN: WBAGD8326R
i have 1994 BMW 740il while driving vehicle on dislay it show trans program it have code 16 i did check all wires and solenoid MV1 MV2 ... with ohm metter it seem to be ok i using all data and mitchell wiring diagrams they make me confused about pin disignatio...
1997 BMW 328is 2.8L Power windows, and sun roof VIN: WBABG2322V
Power sun roof and windows stopped working and the radio display reads phone. Found fuse #33 blown, replaced fuse but still sun roof and windows don't work. Could not find the cause of no window operation and the fuse did not blow again. Does anyone have any t...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L electrical VIN: WBABJ7332X
The vehicle came in with the top in-operative. The control is a simple up and down function, with a small light that flashes when the tops in between fully closed or open. Using the manual lock tool i closed the top fully and the light is still flashing. I ass...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L fuses 1 - 15 VIN: WBAAM5335X
fuses 1 -15 in fuse holder have no power. need power distribution info. there is a purple wire behind these fuses that supply power. there is no power on that wire. thanks in advance for any useful info.
1969 Buick Riviera GS 430CID MAster cylinder? VIN: 494879H945
The brakes grab intermittently. Sometimes work ok, but are very touchy. Sometimes they grab so hard it locks up. I would like to know if someone out there has any pressure specifications for this brake system. They are drum brakes front & rear, & adjustment se...
1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Blower motor VIN: 1G4CW52K5V
Greetings GM techs...This car came in with three problems that seem to all be related. 1. Battery was dead, 2. Blower motor keeps running at a very slow/barely turning speed w/key off, and 3. Water on passenger side floor. Unplugged the drain for the evaporato...
1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L convertor lockup VIN: 1G4HP52K5V
I did a stupid thing,now I need your help.I put a torque convertor and the Sonnax regulator valve in this thing.The gasket tore on the separator plate so I took it off to scrape the gasket and removed the little screens and the black (check valve??) but I didn...
2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP54K91
We have had this vehicle in the shop twice, it shows evap emission on scan tool but there is a check fuel cap lamp on also. Any help would be appreciated...
1953 Chevrolet 3100 3.9L points VIN: H53L010059
help i need point gap and dewell and timing spec.s nothing in alldata or mitchells thanks duane
1988 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Sport 2.8L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GNCT18R2J
on accel car looses all power goes to stall unless i release gas pedal and accelerate again this is pretty much the same symptoms the vehicle arrived with all though o2 sensor was not switching now it works fine car also sat for about two years before customer...
1992 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L brake light VIN: 1GCDC14Z7N
thanks in advance to everyone. maybe someone has had one like this before, if so please help !!! i suspect it may have a bad brake module, but i would like your opinions before i replace it. the customer tells me the brake light has been coming on at 40 mph si...
1994 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.1L Stall VIN: 1GNDU06D3R
Hi Group, Need your help on this one, vehicle came on the hook, no start, so I checked the basics, all seems to be ok, good sparks, fuel pressure and injector signal. Engine was flooded, so I replaced the plugs and did an oil change. Now engine will start but ...
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...
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start VIN: 2GCEC19R1W
Good Evning All Customer states that last year during summer truck would not start at times unless he added fuel to throttle valve. was ok all winter till about a month ago then same thing. well on arrival was running fine and starting ok once it did seem t...
1999 Chevrolet Metro LSi 1.3L engine oil VIN: 2C1MR2229X
hello, i am working on the local parts store parts delivery car. car came in with oil light on, checked oil level, was fine. so i pulled out the sending unit and installed a manual gauge. would not budge the gauge at idle or when i rev it. check the operation ...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L #3 and #4 cyl. VIN: 2GCEK19T8Y
major engine miss in 3 and 4 cyls.scan shows random misfire in both only.excessive fuel.coils and injectors are firing.compression test is fine.leakdown test is good.pulled valve covers on both,all good.valve springs and rockers are good.checked for leaks arou...
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GKEC13R4X
Hello Techs, we have checked every thing on this vehicle without disabling it to run. Is their a way to check the fuel regulator without dismantling, once we keep cranking it wil finally start and continue to start and run fine all day. It acts up[no start whi...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Surge, Stall VIN: 1GCGK29U3X
Hello all.I am posting this for another shop.Truck came in with complaint of low idle 400-500RPM slight surge and sometimes stalls at intersections.Code for TPS was set.They changed TPS,that fixed code.Still has same symptoms so they changed IAC.No better.Fuel...
1997 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C3EL55H4V
I have this sebring here that I am unable to communicate with the pcm. I can communicate with all other modules (abs trans body). I have 5 volt reference to all my sensors. I unplugged the ckp and ac pressure transducer to be sure that a sensor wasn't shorting...
1992 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B4GH44R2N
i hope somebody can help me, vehicle came into the shop with customer coplaint of stalling at idle or at cruise at that time we replace the asd relay,cam sensor and crank sensor, van drove fine for one month, customer went to dealer for the same complaint, dea...
1996 Dodge Caravan 3.0L wipers VIN: 2B4FP2535T
When the van first came in the wipers would only operate if you turned switch on high and pressed washer switch. they would run untill you moved switch to any other position and then stop immeadiately. Replacing switch made no difference. I checked connections...
1997 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 4B3AU52N5V
Hello to all i hope somebody can help. I got this car in just before quitting time but i had time to check some stuff. Customer says car stalls all the time and i got it to act up driving it to shop. It starts right back up i noticed battery cables very corrod...
1999 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L Starting VIN: 2B3HD56J6X
I have no starter action. I have igntion power to the relay control side and I have continuity to the #31 pin at the PCM. The wiring diag shows that the starter relay circuit is run to the PCM at pin #31. The relay is good and if I jumper the two main pins in ...
2001 Dodge Durango 4.7L Rdiator Flow VIN: 1BHS28N31F
Customer stated the vechicle was running hotter than normal according to the dash gage, which we found to be close to accurate. Atfer what appeared to be a normal warm-up period, the coolant temperature will climb steadily until the condenser fans kick in. Wit...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L all four VIN: 1B7KF23791
just a quick question about the alloy wheels on heavy duty dodge trucks. this 2001 had all four wheels cracked on the inside beed seal. called dodge and they have not heard of any problems. the tire shop next door had 1 with same cracking problem the other day...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L Misfire VIN: 1D7HA18N02
This truck is a one-owner and a good cutomer, who does all the scheduled maintenance possible. We put new sparklugs and serviced all the fluids at customers request. The sparkplugs were purchased at the dealer #[...]. A few months later, the truck came in w... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 Misfire)
1986 Ford Ranger 2.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTCR11TOG
intermitantly stalls,shakes,rough idle,
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...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U8T
This thing only misses when it wants to. When it does it feels like some thing is hitting the frame. We've ran all the test I can think of & I have searched all the archives I can find. After clearing codes it seems like it takes two trips for the problem to... Trouble codes: P0304 (cyl 4 miss)
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5144T
The van has new plugs and wires. All injectors have been removed and have been ultrasonicly cleaned and flow tested. The #1 injector was partialy restricted. The light came on the next day. Compression is good. we will have the van in our shop again on mondey ... Trouble codes: P0301 (ctlinder 1 missfire)
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on, LOW FUEL PRESSURE VIN: 1FAFP52U3W
fuel pressure originally 29psi.(tested for injector leakdown,no leaks.tested regulator it's good)after replacing fuel pump fuel pressure is still at 29psi.gross evap leak also detected.(no signs of any obvious leaks,possibly fuel filler neck, but we don't have... Trouble codes: P0232, P0455
1998 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 11FTYR14X7
HEY THERE ALL YOU FORD EXPERTS!! I just bought a ford ranger that has this knocking type noise. It is most noticablein park at idle. It gets a bit less when in gear. I canbearly hear it when driving. I tried to pinpoint the noisewith a stetoscope and I heard t...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L drivetrain VIN: 1FMZU34E6W
I hope that i am posting in right area. This truck was brought in with complant of roughness just off idle. We found on start up till rpm dropped to idle. Eather hot or cold as rpm is increased from idle to approx 800 rpm truck feels as if picks up vibration t...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Valve Train VIN: 3FAKP1135X
This vehicle came in with a engine noise, which sounded like a lifter. Pulled plug wires while running no change in noise. I checked timing belt idler and tensioner found good. Checked valve lash found some too high. this system has all solid lifters with shim...
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L super high idle VIN: IFAFP343YW
This car was towed in because it sudden acelerated to full throttle all by itself. When I got in the car and started it, it went right to 5000 rpms!!! I turned it off and opened the hood. I checked to see if the throotle was stuck and it wasn't BUT the cable f...
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FAF36331W
when you drive this car for awhile like 60 to 90 mintues it barley runs no power check cat ok used test pipe that i made up. new fuel filter no help. this will be the 4 time for this car . need help from the ford gods. thanks
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L flex plate VIN: 1FMDU75W72
truck came in with a ticking/knocking noise in all drive ranges and park and nuetral. noise is coming from tranmission bell housing area and sounds exactly like a cracked flex plate. noise seems to get louder as truck gets hotter and is more pronounced wiyh th...
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...
1989 Honda Accord DX 2.0L almost all systems VIN: JHMCA5545J
Hello, This is my personal car. When I turn key to off after I have been driving, it takes the dash lites,power accessoriesand engine 20-30 seconds to shut down.They do NOT shut off quickly. They fade out real slow. also my passenger headlamp is real dim at al...
1994 Lexus SC300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8JZ231C5
This vehcile continues to throw and egr code, the egr valve and solenoid have been replaced, customer feels that this may have started after the valve cover gasket was replaced by another shop. have checked vac lines no leaks found
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L starts and dies VIN: 1LNLM97V9T
This car was scheduled in for problems with the A/C compressor not engaging and loss of refrigerant. It started and drove in fine. We found the compressor was not getting current and began diagnosing this problem.The cycling switch checked good. After unpluggi...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L fuel guage VIN: 5LMFU28R33
Hi all, let me first start out by saying thanks to all members of iatn!!!I have an 03 linc navigator that came in today with a fuel guage problem, costomer says her guage was at empty so she went to fill up and it only took a few bucks to fill it, she then dro...
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...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L engine over heat VIN: WDBDA29D2M
after engine got hot the engine will shutoff, and after it shutoff, I can start it up again right the way, but it's only can run less then a minute and shutoff.
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.6 2.6L Sun Roof VIN: WDBEA26D1N
Replaced sunroof seal OEM. After installing seal can not get sunroof to pop up without help. Finally got sunroof headliner to slide enough to loosen 8mm nuts so as to bring sunroof more forward. No help same condition. Any thoughts, ideas or other would be gre...
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L MIL Lamp on, ASR LIGHT ON VIN: WDBFA76E5R
vechicle been at dealer, was told required ea/isc/ cruise module, install new module, vechicle still only accelerate on right side.codes are 06 and 38. sho key & alldata no help ,check out switch lock out for resistance, found ok any help would be greatly appr... Trouble codes: 06 (isc ea), 38 (isc ea)
2005 Mercedes-Benz S 350 3.5L Steering Wheel VIN: WDB2201676
The car came with a complaint of High frequency whistling noise while steering.And we observed that this noise is present only when A/C is on. and engine at idle speed.this is a high freqency whistling noise clearly audible inside the passenger comartment when...
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...
1977 MG MGB MK IV 1.8L No Start
I am repairing a butchered 1977 MGB that had come in with wires all cut and spliced i am trying to hook up dist amplifier that is under the coil. all the wires are cut i need to know what color wires go to the coil. i have 2 wires coming out of the amplifier o...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 4A3AE3SG81
no start, hot or cold. no pattern to it, very intermittant but getting worse, as decribed by customer. cranks ok. somtimes will take 6 times to start. unable to duplicate problem. possible fuel pump commutator dead spot ??? swaped fp relay for testing. any h...
1999 Plymouth Breeze 2.4L ignition VIN: 1P3EJ46X6X
car was towed in. crank, no start. removed plugs. wet with fuel. after looking for t.s.b's, found bad cam sensor. ( replaced). have 12 volts to coil. but still no spark. ??? 124994 miles on vehicle.
1992 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 4S3BJ6329N
This car will run perfect cold, no problems at all. Even the emission readings are good, 1.8% co 245ppm HC. After 5 to 25 min. of either idling or a test drive the problem starts. At first just a stumble here or there, but within a couple of min. stumbling all...
1994 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L Excessive Emissions
nox climbs to 1600ppm asm test ,replaced cat,o2,de-carbonized,fi service.could a maf sensor cause this because when i disconnect the maf sensor nox goes down to 21.i tried to clean it but still same.has anyone ran into this problem before.
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on
We just replaced the head gaskets and had the heads reworked and the valves adjusted and replaced the timimg belt, water pump, knock sensor, a vacuum switch for the fuel evap canister. After getting the heads back on and the timing belt lined up and checked wi... Trouble codes: 52 (Knock sensor open or short)
1996 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Cuts out, rev limiter? VIN: JT3HN86R5T
Hey gang. 2nd post for this problem. No offense, but we have verified the easy stuff. Crank gear, pulley, crank sensor, cam sensor, ECM, intake ground wire, TPS & MAF all ok or swapped. Vehicle runs/idles great. Anytime, load or noload when tach RPM reaches 42...
2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L hard plugs to r&r VIN: 4T3ZF13C9Y
Toyota Techs: This was one of the difficult models to access the rear spark plugs. I would like to make up a list of the "bad" years for this so I know in advance which ones to charge more for, rather than take a beating on the job like I just did for the 60k ...
2002 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SW61N61
Intermittently the CEL comes on and a stored Po171 DTC. During Cruse the Long Term Trim goes up to 18 % right away and than back to 0 % during decel. Is this normal? I have only seen this on short term before. I removed the Maf and found a small amount of oil ... Trouble codes: P0171

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2001 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L pinion bearing VIN: 2HNYD18651
Thanks for the response, but the jury is still out on this one. The noise in not coming from the transmission. We are familiar with that recall. It is a front pinion bearing beginning to fail. The service manager at a local Acura dealer told me to drain and fi...
1998 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 2.8L Misfire VIN: WAUJC84A8W
I'd like to thank the loads of you that took the time to reply. I tried a known good maf with no change and ran injector cleaner {twice}. Finally we shipped it to the dealer and they put about $175 into and said it may need a fuel pump but they couldn't say fo... Trouble codes: 301 (misfire), 304 (305 -), 305 (306 -), 306.
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L airbag VIN: WBADN534XY
Sorry for the late post and thank you everyone for your responses. We replaced the main positive battery cable from the dealer and the code cleared right away. The thing that through us off was the fact that when we pushed the cable back together, everything e...
1993 Buick Regal Custom 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WB54L4P
Thanks to all that replied found wiring prob at bulkhead car is out front waiting to be picked up! this is one of the best tools I have . Thank You to all!!! Trouble codes: 41 (cam sneson sig.).
1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, VIN: 1G4CV5219V
Hello all, ended up being the final 3 injectors. replaced all is well, thanks to all that replied.
1999 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L warning lights VIN: 1G4CW52K9X
Hello, thank-you to all replied. The problem on this vehicle could not be duplicated again in 5 days, so the customer took the vehicle and will return when the problem is more regular. When the vehicle returns I will post it again when we have the fix, and I t...
1998 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L HVAC doors? VIN: 1G6KF5496W
I would like to thank those that spent the time to reply. I proceeded to remove the glove box and the side heater case portion of the box. Someone had previously tried to repair the connection of the lower heat door actuator rod to the door lever. They had gro...
1972 Chevrolet c10 350CID fuel gauge VIN: CCE142Z142
Hey guys! Thanks for your help!! I tested the ceramic resistor and found it had over 500 ohms. I replaced it with a 100 ohm resistor from radio shack and now the gauge reads fine! Again you guys pull through, thank you for all your help James
1988 Chevrolet Sportvan G30 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall
Had several replies to this one and am sorry it took so long. The owner of the van took it and he is very busy-only leaves it for a short time each time he comes, so I have not been able to see if any of the suggestions helped. Most said that the coolant temp ...
1991 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13Z0M
Thanks to all six guys who responded to my post. All six suggested that the pcm was the most likely source of the problem. I can't verify that it will fix the truck because customer has declined to go any farther. One suggestion was that bias voltage would go ...
1998 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCCS19X2W
well, after replacing the passlock sensorand lock cylinder, i didn't have 12 volts to passlock sensor. scoured the circuit scematics, i found that there is a rap relay hidden under left side of instument panel. replace relay and now have 12 volts to passlock s... Trouble codes: P1626 (passlock sensor not recognized).
2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L air vents VIN: 2G1WW12E2Y
Thanks to the 2 of you who took the time out to give me a hand. As you had stated it was the vacuum line(black one). I found it broken going into the harness protector down by the right inner fender. Repaired the line and all works well. Thanks again for the h...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.8L Driver's Side A/C VIN: 2C4GP54L21
Thanks everyone for your help. We found that evacuating and recharging the system with the proper amount of refrigerant corrected the problem. They customer had previously been told by another shop that there was a problem inside the HVAC box and that the prop...
1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L complete dash VIN: 1B3HD46T85
Well the database had one 'fix' in it and the info turned out to be correct--It was a bad Ign. switch! The way that this system is wired the ign. switch feeds a single fuse that powers the transmission controler--everything else about the Ign. switch was O.K. ...
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4H528N2Y
Thanks for all of the advice. First of all the draw was tracked down to the rear wiper motor. It took a little time to find it because there are so many other things on the same circuit. If you run into a similar problem, give the rear wiper a look first. As f...
2002 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L Security system VIN: 1B7HG38NX2
Good news everyone!!! I have fixed another one! After inspecting connectors and grounds I found that the bottom connector on the Central Timer Module had water corrosion. Tried to clean but problem still was there. Removed the CTM and took apart only to find t...
1993 Ford Probe 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1ZVCT20A0P
Thanks to all who replied, Sorry this took a little while to post. I have been waiting to make sure this car was ok. The fix was the radiator. Even though I had checked it with a laser thermometer in several spots on the radiator and they were all pretty much ...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FALP65L3T
Thank you to everyone who responded. 3 people said check timming belt to see if valve timming was off. This engine has a chain . I didn't think the timming could be off being a chain, but I was wrong. I took the valve covers off and the right side timming mark... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0301-), P0301 (p0302-), P0302.
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L window regul VIN: 1FTZX18W5W
Thank you for the quick response. Thanks to Nick from Ohio simply states the spring assists the window UP and to wind spring until it falls into place.Kent from Florida suggests to drill the dimples in door panel to gain access to the motor mount bolts and rem...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L torque convertor clutch VIN: 1FAFP53U8X
Of the 4 replies recieved, two suggested this was normal Ford strategy for compressor engagement. I was ready to accept this concept, yet I had the opportunity to test an identical Taurus. Found the same parameter readings as AC clutch cycled ON/OFF. However, ...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L cyl. head gasket VIN: 1FTNW21L6X
Thank you EVERYBODY for all of the great responses. After hearing that it could be done, I was actually willing to take on the job. After reading all of the TSB's and explaining to the customer the possiblity of having to REPLACE the heads, he decided he would...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L cooling fan VIN: 1FAFP53U9X
Costumer decided they didn't want to spend the money to try pcm. I'm reasonably sure new pcm would have fixed car. Ac wire to pcm had infinate resistant to ground. Car doesn't use multifunction relay, uses individual relays. Didn't make sense anyway, relays an...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAFP55U0Y
This car was a headache all the way. NOT a pattern failure. All my data was just wacky--so it was looking like a bad ECU. AND-it was apparent from pulled-back harness wraps and pinholes in wires that someone had been in there looking before me. Since it had ju...
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L door locks VIN: 1FAFP33P8Y
Thanks to Thomas and Ed and everybody that replied, especially Curtis from Louisiana he was the first reply and hit it out of the park. the fuse in the back of the fuse panal was burnt due to an aftermarket alarm system that was tied in, it burnt wiring going ...
2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.0L converter VIN: 1GTHK29U54
Hello, this ended up being wore starter drive bushing and drive was walking into flexplate., replace starter all noises gone. Thanks to all the replied.
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1868Y
i have replaced cat with an oem unit and sent the customer on his way' thanks to all who resopnded Trouble codes: P0420.
1994 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1J4FJ68S7R
We were able to isolate the problem to acceleration in 1st gear only and found that the movement of the engine streched the injector harness and caused a poor connection in one of the splices to the TP, MAP and IAT ground, Re spiced and all is well. Thanks to ...
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L TC-ABS-HDS-Brake lamps on VIN: SALTY16413
First let me apologize for not making it clear on the mileage and war.Miles are correct but this ended up totaled so the war was voided.A week later I made the three hour trip again because the service writer would not give me any test info or results.Being in...
1990 Mazda B2200 2.2L No Start VIN: JM2UF1137M
thanks for the responces it was the ignitor bad installed new and it fired right off. thanks agian for the help best site i've ever found
1999 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1TA2227X
After a grueling 3 weeks of failures, I finally determined that the illustration supplied by Mazda to every source of timing belt info was flawed, leading to incorrect timing belt installation on the front camshaft, resulting in the performance problem. Only a... Trouble codes: 1075 (engine speed sensor circuit).
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Engine VIN: WDBHA24G3X
I received 9 replies to my request. Most suggested that I check the crank sensor. Verified crank sensor while watching scanner and cranking engine. Showed rpm even when engine would not start. Others suggested overvoltage relay, I believe this car does not hav...
1998 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L horn and cruise VIN: 1MEFM53S3W
well I had a lot of responces on this one! most everybody agreed with my thoughts on the clock spring being the culprit. I must be honest and tell you we were all wrong on this one. I found that the dark blue wires coming out of the horn relay were open! I sti...
1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L powertrain VIN: 1N4DL01D2X
After sending this vehicle to a body shop to be inspected,it ended up having a slightly bent frame
1994 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L No Start VIN: 2P4GH2530R
We finally found two wires stuck together at the VSS. I assume this was causing the intermittent stall. Only one reply said that it might 'reset' every time we cycled the key on and off. Other replies said to check the cam sensor which of course the vehicle do... Trouble codes: 54 (no cam sync signal).
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L engine VIN: JF1GG29694
We are going to try using a none synth. motor oil, and see if it helps on the oil usage. we have found if we get the core temp. of the engine up, then let it idle for about 15 mins. it will smoke on accl. almost every time. it does not misfire. im thinking tha...
1991 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JS3TD01V7M
I installed a dvom on the fuel injector feed wire and when the engine cuts out it stayed at battery voltage. I then installed dvom on the injector signal wire from the computer. Under normal running conditions the voltage fluctuated, but when the engine cut ou...
1996 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JT3HN86R5T
Well, vehicle not fixed, but plenty of suggestions of things to try. Crank gear swapped, no change. Crank sensor swapped, no change. Pulley and gear checked and rechecked, no change. Cam position sensor swapped, no change. ECM swapped, no change. These parts c...
2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3H87R3Y0
Well its fixed, and just about all were correct. Someone as it turns out had pull the MAF out before because the screws were rounded out. I got it out, and gave it a more thorough cleaning, and had an improvement. I decided though since the MAF was still dirty... Trouble codes: P0171.
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21COY
Replaced plastic Decel valve, vacuum readings went back to normal. Code didn't return. Thanks for all your help! Trouble codes: P0411.
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L directionals VIN: YV1TS97D4X
Hey Guys, Sorry it took so long for my reply,but the volvo is now repaired.Thanks to every one who wrote in.The cumputer did seem to loose its memory regarding the inop directinals.Reflashing did not need to be done, a tech by the name of Jim [...] wrote in ...
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