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1999 Audi A6 2.8L seat memory/dash display VIN: WAUDA24B9X
working on third comfort module symptoms are seat memory no functional & dash display shows three doors open, both pass. side & driver side pass.when disconnecting black conn. w/15 wires from module (located under mat in front of seat) dash returns to normal. ...
1986 BMW 325e 2.7L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out VIN: WBAAE5409G
Hi BMW Techs & Fellows ! customer call to tow car in but then was able to drive car in for check why engine was cut off & black smoke.We were able to bring car in shop for diagnosis no code found.car seems runs rough found cyl.#5 only 2kV .replace wires set,ca...
1988 BMW 528e 2.7L A/C & Heating
Hi BMW Techs & Fellows ! Car came in for A/C not getting cold (easy stuff !).Recharge A/C system highside up to 150psi still not see compressor clutch kick on.check & found 25A (fuse 14) was blowing out (big trouble ? yes it's !)Replace with another fuse and w...
1997 BMW 318i 1.9L No Start VIN: WBACC9324V
Hello all, this BMW has no spark, no fuel pressure, no injector pulse when malfunction occurs. If you crank it enough times?? it will eventually start and run fine in the shop. As soon as you pull out and take off in first gear...car dies. Push it back in and ...
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)
2001 Buick Regal LS 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WB55K41
any ideas?? both o2's appear to be switching from rich to lean .1-.8 volts. Trouble codes: P0420
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L possible abs module VIN: 3G5DA03EX2
This van originally came in for an abs and traction light on and occasional abs activationon on dry pavement. There was a code for a left front speed sensor. Testing showed both front sensors shorted to ground, so both sensors were replaced. Later the van retu...
1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L antitheft VIN: WO6VR52R8V
Hello fellow techs. I have a customer that has a 97 Catera that wont start. This car is at a body shop & The car would run & drive before the battery was disconnected. I went over there & scanned it with the Tech2, it has a code 11 stored, transponder key prob...
2000 Cadillac Eldorado ESC 4.6L starter VIN: 1G6EL12Y2Y
this caddy would not start it was towed to a dealer who put a new starter in it. when he drove it home he said the car died while he was driving,so had it towed in to my shop I checked it and found out that the starter motor burned up,it smelled burnt.it would...
1994 Chevrolet G30 Chevy Van 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GDJG31K7R
black smoke coming from tailpipe when warming up/ when driving poor fuel economy. koeo values koer map v 4.84 1.6 map prs. 29.5 11.8 temp deg. 27 27 fuel mill. 36.1 3.5 o2 reading 447 456 fuel trim 128 128 baro 29.5 29.5 bat v 12.0 12.9 spark adv. 0 32 tps v 0...
1997 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on
The car have a MIL on with a P0507 code, the IAC valve was replaced and the condition still presented, the car starts fine but it stall out suddenly, all the vacum checks were performed and seems to be fine. Im going at 1500rpm and then I applied the brakes a... Trouble codes: P0507 (Rev Higher than expected)
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK12R4X
this truck came in with a p0300 and miss. I have to drive to a big hill a few miles away to get this truck to miss. lots of wide open throttle up a mile of steep grade, then back out til the tcc locks up. originally #6 would miss steadily for about 200 counts.... Trouble codes: 0300 (Random misfire), 0306 (6 misfire)
1999 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WL52M8X
Vehicle came in with intermittent dying. Fuel pressure readings were barely min specs so replaced fuel pump module. Car left ran great for a week came back with same problem. Fuel pressure was good. It threw a cam sensor performance code. Replaced cam sensor L...
1999 Chevrolet S10 4.3L serv. 4x4 VIN: 1GM2NDCVKX
service 4x4 light on. no problem other than slow 4hi or 2hi engagement, i think its from lack of use .i charged 1hr for testing switch & test driving all works ok just slow & no 4 low but lack of use, & i blame encoder or motor.recomended more 4x4 use. but wha...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Hesitation, "pops thru intake" VIN: 1GNDT13W7Y
Hello tecks, this one has me stumped. The truck starts right up and idles great. when it is acceled. it bogs down (no power) pops thru intake. When you get to a 35 mph roll and punch the accel. it bogs, pops , clears up and takes off. This happens all the time...
2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS19W91
Vehicle came in with a coolant leak. Intake gasket was replaced. During a test drive, the mil set two codes. One was P045 (crank sensor) and P0300 (misfire). The crankshaft sensor was repaired by replacing the crank sensor and performing a GM bulletin by insta... Trouble codes: 0300 (misfire 4 cylinder)
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L compressor VIN: 1GNDT13542
this (and another,Bravada) both with dual zone, that i work on show the outside air as 0F or 6F or some other unrealistic temp and untill the thing shows 42F or above the compressor refuses to engage. this one will change as you drive from, say,85F to 0F as yo...
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13Z92
ses lite on with no complaints. both dtcs set after cold start at exactly 40 secs of run time. one at 550 rpm and one at 700 rpm...both less than 160 degrees f...no bult. or flashes that I can find...should this truck even be running this test here??? hope som... Trouble codes: 0171 (b1 lean), 0174 (b2 lean)
1994 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L Servo VIN: 1B3HDS6T2R
Hello MOPAR techs. This one has me chasing my tail. The vehicle came in with customer complaint that the cruise works only intermittently. Mostly not working. After all of the tests that we have done we are wondering if a PCM flash is in order to take care of ...
1998 Dodge Stratus 2.4L alternator VIN: 1B3EJ46XXW
The car had a NAPA alternator recently installed at Sears. It comes to us with the charge light on. My guy found that the ground wires near the drivers strut were loose and corroded (smaller wires)--he repaired that. The car then charges and we ship it. It com...
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7KF2360Y
hope someone can point us in the right direction.diesel is not our shop specialty.what we have is a very good customer's vehicle towed in after dying out on the road.tested for fuel at injector pump,none found.checked for power at lift pump good ground no volt... Trouble codes: P1688, P0230
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L shifting VIN: 1FALP5241R
hello i got a good one here! i bought this taurus 1 year ago with blown motor. installed used engine 9 months ago, ran great but tranny had problems (was told cracked piston?) i finally got around to installing a used tranny last week. transmission has delayed...
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 F-350 Eddie Bauer 7.5L Stall VIN: 1FDJW35G6T
dies after warm up ususlly 15 -20 minutes idling, no fire,let cool for couple hours, fires right up runs good but wiil die in 15 to 20 mion-no fire. ran eec-1v test with ohm meter . eec-iv techs, please tell what I am missing..; any ideals wiil be appreciated.
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEX14NST
Got a puzzler today. When it feels like it this truck will not start, for a short period of time(longest period of time has been several minutes). It might start for several days in a row before there's a problem. When It fails to start, I am missing Spark and...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L balance shaft VIN: 1FTEE1428V
my shop information systems says to remove balance shaft drive gear and balance shaft for the timing chain SET proceedure, why? the ford oe manuals and ford online show this but according to the pictures the timing chain and gears are on the outside of the bal...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L compressor clutch VIN: 3FAKP1131X
This vehicle came in with the a/c not blowing cold. First check revealed that the a/c clutch was not engaging. I checked the freon level and pressures and all was ok. Checked the low pressure switch and it had power on both sides. Checked power down to the clu...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10C6X
This is a long post, but I will be grateful to anyone taking the time to read it and offer assistance. This is a personal daily driver that I picked up at a local used car lot a couple weeks ago. CarFax and seller info indicates that the vehicle was purchased... Trouble codes: P0171 (System Lean - Bank 1)
2000 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP13P1Y
Hello, I need help on this car, I'm in my second day of diag.I have check The archives and found alot of PCV system leaks. I made sure this is not my problem on this engine. Also I see maf's are a real problem and made sure to eliminate it as a problem. This ... Trouble codes: P0171, P1506
2001 Ford Escort SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP13P51
This escort came in with the MIL light on. LTFT pegged at 25 at idle, goes down with rpms. Smoke checked for vacuum leaks. Disconnected the vacuum to fuel pressure reg and let it idle @ 42psi, no change. Found a bit of a misfire stored in the mode 6 info, 163 ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Sys too lean)
2002 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L eng VIN: 1FMZU70E62
We own a rental company and vehicle came in for p.m. Vehicle had mil on.Pulled code for tps(belive low voltage).Replaced tps switch vehicle started and ran like a charm.Still had code,so one of the mechanics pulled the tps plug off while vehicle was running. V...
1997 Geo Metro 1.3L No Start VIN: 2C1MR2293Z
car won't start. will run if you put gas in tb. injecter will not spray gas.have fuel pressure at tb.problem started all at once.
1994 GMC Safari 4.3L transmission VIN: 1GTCM15Z9R
hello fello techs: Have a 94 safari that while driving at approximately 70 mph for about an hour will have oil leaking from vent. I have checked fluid levels and have replaced trans. filter. The transmission was recently overhauled and the torque convertor was...
1999 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L servics 4wd lamp VIN: 2GTEK190X1
Hello fellow GM technicians, I'm sorry if I'm posting this under the correct heading. The problem with this vehicle is an intermittent Service 4WD lamp. The customer told us the light has been going on & off for the past few months but has never came on for us...
2002 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 1GTHG35R32
This vehicle has a miss under heavy load up hill , MIL will flash and go off P0300, you cant even hardly feel the miss, which we originally thought was an ignition problem. But now we are getting low oil pressure in my opinion, its in spec per Gm but at idle i...
1998 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JHLRD284XW
Hello everyone...and HELP. I have this 98 CRV that came in that intermittently acts, as the customer describes it, like the fuel cuts off. He stated he will be driving along, mostly at freeway speeds, and it will all of a sudden not accelerate and he coasts a...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L battery draw VIN: SAJHX1045X
i got this jag into the shop with a battery going dead. checked for a draw. test showed 954 ma on my flute. got it down to 206 ma. i found when i took the spare tire out there was a junction block for the positive side cables. on the left hand side of the junc...
1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FJ68S7W
HELP, please I have this jeep with no start concern. Vehicle has no fuel pressure, no spark. Also has no cel light on with key on engine off, fuel guage and amp guage also do not move with key on. I have checked fuses,relays, asd and fuel pump, can jump fuel r...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Poor Idle Quality
customer had a complaint of a rough idle or vibration occuring off idle in park or when driving. the problem can be felt and is harmonic, resonates through steering wheel, occurs at low rpm 1500 to 2500 rpm, not past 3000, can feel it on decel when approaching...
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Speedometer VIN: 1J4GL58K02
This vehicle exhibits a erratic speedometer operation above 35-40 mph. The pointer will fluctuate between the actual mileage and many miles above and below it. Also drops out to 0 mph intermittently. Data viewed with scan tool( Snap On Modis-No access to DRBI...
2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L engine VIN: SALTY15422
Hello group, I've got this Discovery w/ several problems which I believe to be unrelated. Engine will crank, but NOT fire intermittently. Ususally wont start when cold or sitting awhile on the first try. After that it will usually start normally. I suspect a ...
1987 Mazda B2200 2.2L Surge VIN: JM2UF313XH
hi group this thing at about 40 to 45 mph under very light throttle has a mild surge, when unhooking egr valve surge is gone. egr valve diaphram was very weak replaced this morning it is better but still there, can the egr control solenoid be causing a issue, ...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L Diesel injection pump VIN: WDBEB28D0M
I guess this letter is asking more of WHY than WHAT. I've never encountered this problem yet. The diesel injection pump "exploded" out its side & engine oil is leaking out of it. Has anyone seen this happen before & why would it happen? Is this going to be jus...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 4JGAB54E9W
Tow in Broken belt and tentioner, after replace car star and cut off, several try it star but cut off at idle. replace spark plugs , try air mass meter still problem,plugs flood out. Please help! Trouble codes: P0110 (Intake air temperture circuit malfuncion)
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2MEFM75W6X
Hey guys and gals, I have a head scratcher here. This car came to me as an aircare failure for NOX and CO. Initial inspection of the car looks good. Ignition is good, Maf sensor is clean and Baro is in spec at 157Hz(we are at sea level). EGR is working, it wil...
1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: JN8HD17Y3S
Hi to all & thanks for considering this problem. This one come in to shop with a delayed engagement to drive, hard 1-2 shift and a soft 2-3. The forward clutch was burned out. We rebuilt the trans, replaced the clutch plates, fwd steel plates, bushing kit, tor...
2000 Nissan Xterra XE 3.3L ac request VIN: 5N1CD28Y7Y
this truck loses its ac request (on scan tool with compressor disengaging at the same time) the lite on the ac button does not come on, but the customer claims it never has (he bought it new) The problem disappeared after I got it apart to test the circut and ...
1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme S 3.1L door locks VIN: 1G3WH55M0R
Thanks for taking the time to look at this, I have this 94 Cutlass supreme with random power lock operation, actually they lock dozens of times by themselves while driving down the road. Here is the problem...There is a relay that operates the locks and I can ...
1995 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.4L MIL Lamp on
got this car in today it runs great and light wasent on but customer has said its been comming on.I got these two codes and all i can get from my sources is that its some kind of problem with the ign module or the pcm i hope someone has seen these codes and ca... Trouble codes: 1350 (ic est bypass error), 1361 (ic est error)
1989 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera 3.3L Low Boost VIN: WPOJBO93XK
Car is not up to normal power. Will only boost to .6 bar.(.8 spring in waste gate). Also boost seems to come on slowly. With hose from intercooler to waste gate pinched off will only boost to 1.1 bar. (1.5 is normal) Have pressured up intercooler and diverter ...
2000 Saturn SW2 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZM8287Y
customer is a rural mail carrier, lots of stop and go slow driveing. vehicle has intermittent #1&2 cyl. missfire. we started with ses light on and loss of power after driveing slowly 60-70 miles. hard to start after overnite soak. we tested inj and found #3&4 ... Trouble codes: P0194
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6850W
I've got a MIL on after 2 test drives and code PO441 pops back up. not much info in All Data other than pluged vapor hoses or bad control solinoid. flow tested hoses all the way from the throttle body to the fuel tank and found no problems. replaced control so... Trouble codes: P0441
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K61
This post is for my sisters car which is in another town.. I am not the person doing the repair , the dealer where she bought it is.. I will however post the final resolution.. She bought the car 3/04 and 4/04 it started this miss and set code p0300, dealer p... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random missfire), P0301 (Miss 1), P0303 (Miss 3), P0304 (Miss 4)
1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L fuel guage VIN: WVWCB5158L
Hello VW techs I have determined that the fuel sender is bad. The problem I am having is finding the part. I have contacted two dealers, one said it is $266.00 and does not include the transfer pump. The other said it is $389.00 and is the entire fuel deliver...
1996 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on, LACK OF POWER VIN: WVWBB81E2T
checked timing belt, cam/crank on marks, dist rotor off slightly, reset, still sets code right away, runs ok cust complaint of low power. scoped cmp signal with vantage meter, signal does not match example given in vantage, example is a definite square wave, s... Trouble codes: P0341 (cmp out of range)
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA81H8T
Vehicle came in for a clutch replacement and a transmission replacement along with new ball joints,brake pads and rotors, the problem i am having is the check engine light wasnt on when it came in it was running rough and there were alot of rattles when depres...

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1995 BMW 540i 4.0L Hesitation VIN: WBAHE6325S
Thanks, All you BMW people for helping especially Hamid from Canada who helped us analyze the multipicative values and determined that the fuel system was ok, he concluded that the e-prom update would most likely fix the problem, his theory was that the multip...
1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Power Steering VIN: 1G6KY5490X
Replaced high pressure hose. Drove car for a while to get air out of system
1994 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GCCS14WXR
Replacing the distributor fixed this beast. Apparently the magnets on the shaft were weak. Customer had replaced the pickup coil and the module, but did not actually replace the distributor. Of the many replies, replacing the cpi unit, valve train problems, an...
1999 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GCCS1440X
Well guys, thanks for all your help, but it turns out that the flex on the exhaust pipe where it meets the exhaust manifold, the inside flex coils were leaking. Once off you could see some the coils busted up and twisted inside. Couldn't hear an exhaust leak, ...
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G34786K3Y
Thank you...recieved 8 replies. I had a broken exh valve spring Roger [...] suggestion was the one that helped me the most. even though I had even compression on all cyls,When I pulled core out of compression tester & ran eng at idle on good cyl needle jump ... Trouble codes: P0300.
1994 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L ignition coil
hello and thanks soo much for the much valuable and needed help.all the wiring in the ignition circuit was ckecked out and was found to be as required. the test on the crank sensor was supose to read open to be determin good. this did happen, but the problem w...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L Parking paw VIN: 2B4GP44R3X
Ok Guys this one is fixed now. I removed the pan and the valve body and found pieces of metal in the pan fairly large ones? I sold them a trans from dodge with a 3 year 36000 mile waranty. thanks for all the ideals. I have no ideal what happened to it but it l...
2001 Dodge Durango 4.7L Rdiator Flow VIN: 1BHS28N31F
A new radiator solved the problem. System is now operating as designed. Will open up the old unit after customer picks up the Durango. I expect it was calcification in the tubes...we'll see.
1966 Ford mustang 200CID Cuts out, Stall VIN: 6F08T23780
Thanks to all that replied to my request. I replaced the carb as most suggested and no change. So after removing head and having everything checked out replaced head same problem. On a hunch I ordered a second carb that fixed the problem car started righ...
1986 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L 3-4 shift VIN: 1FMCU14T8G
Well, it had to come out. As it turns out the biggest problem was the overdrive servo. I had a hard time getting it out. It was very stuck but finally came out. Went ahead and disassembled the whole thing just in case there were further problems. The only othe...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSX31F4Y
I checked the high pressure oil lines for pressure threre was none. Replaced high pressure oil pump & regulator,Vehicle started. If replacing high pressure oil pump rember to fill resivor it strats easier. Thanks for all of your help.
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, NO POWER VIN: 1FAFPO1W14
well i imagine that the tbelt being off 4 teeth could cause a no power problem.i put it into time and it run great imagine that.thanx for the replies,it is much appreciated.
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP53U21
The fix was a new PCM. Since I don't own the NGS scan tool I could not re-program the PCM or the PATS. PCM price was not bad, around $350. I could not find a reason for that circuit to go bad, pretty low current circuit for a failure. I did install a temporary... Trouble codes: P0231 (Fuel Pump Relay Circuit).
2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L differential? VIN: JHLRD28471
Well, we can call this one fixed as good as new? As we mentioned in our update this was a front wheel drive only CRV. We got a reply from Tom in Ontario-he mentioned in the shop talk section of canada's honda websight this vibration is normal on 97-01 CRV'S ...
1969 Jaguar E-Type 4.2L Heater Core Pipes VIN: 1R10125XXX
The heater core is easy enough being out in the open. Its the time to replace the pipes I'm looking for. The customer has agreed to just have me replace them and bill for my time. Thanks to those who responded.
1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX5240W
Well, thanks to all the fellow techs which replied my request, A small leak in the fuel drain hose leaked some fuel on the trunk well causing the fuel odor complaint. In the other hand the code P0452 was caused by the Evaporative pressure sensor. Thank you all... Trouble codes: P0452 (Evap system pressure).
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01D2Y
#4b is the pass. rear cyl. (we had been touble shooting the wrong cyl.) found low on compression . Boss decided to send back to action instead of fixxing. Thanks to all. Trouble codes: P0304.
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Transfer Case VIN: 1J4GW48N51
I never was able to find any information on how this worked, but did find a source for a new differential coupling at $345 including shipping. Since there was no core charge, I thought it would be a good idea to put in on the engine lathe we have at the shop a...
1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L compressor VIN: SALPV1446X
This A/c is fixed and it had to do with the -40 degree display on the control head.All you had very good tips and I persued each one agressively. In the end John [...](no relation to Jack) had the tip that did the trick.He said to get in and drive it. Well as ...
1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L No Start, 50% of time ;starts VIN: 1LNLM97V4V
Well guy's it's fixed,it was afterall a bad pcm,now as soon as the starter turns the eng. even a tweak,the ck. eng. lite turns-off + it starts;immediately,thanx again. dwayne from conn. said move tilt-strg. up or down+ try starting, he was sure because he's ha... Trouble codes: B1318, P1260, B1352, B1201, UC0DE.
1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBBA45A80
This took a while to repair. We found a leaking fuel accumulator right away by removing the line from the accumulator to the tank and pinching it of--then starting the vehicle---obvious drip, drip, drip from the accumulator nipple. But--this was not the fix. A...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Fuse 12 VIN: WDB1070461
I wanted to thank everyone specially alexander from Georgia, Jorge from Honduras, David from Arkansas and [...] for taking the time to e-mail me. The short to ground causing fuse no 12 to blow turned out to be red wire with white stripe going to curtesy ...
1993 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L long crank VIN: 2MELM74W7P
thanks for the replies. turns out to be a fuel pressure regulator allowing a vapor lock to develop.only happened wken it was hot outside and a hot soak
1995 Mercury Villager Nautica 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 4M2DV11W35
Well as per customer request I replaced the fuelpump and strainer when I had pump out I removed strianer and found the screen in the bottom of fuel pump clogged causing a drop in flow after I got the tank back up I drove veh approx 20 miles no problem its wait...
1977 MG MGB MK IV 1.8L No Start
i hook the wires up white to the + side of coil and white/black to the - side and a 12v ign wire to + and it started right up. Thanks to everybody that replied.
1990 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1HJ01P2L
Thanks for the replies, and sorry for the delay in posting a fix. Only just yesterday the customer brought it back to let me continue. The replies referenced mainly the MAF which is what fixed it. Other suggestions were concerning things that I already repla...
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L no driveablity VIN: WPOCA2996X
crank case boot was torn causing my check engine light
1996 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: JF1GF435XT
Finally, I am posting the fix. After 1 week of problem free driving this vehicle in our minds and the customers is fixed. As noted in the update we replace the Mass Air Flow Sensor. Very intermittent at random reading from meter. It would cause vehicle to run ...
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on
This is going to sound strange but, The next morning we came in and tried to start the engine but nothing had changed. It would hardly run.SO the battery was disconnected for a couple of minutes. Hooked up both cables to the battery and the engine started with... Trouble codes: 52 (Knock sensor open or short).
1996 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF12K9T
Thanks to those who replied. We did check the coolant sensors & they were fine. After talking to a tech at the local Toyota dealer we found out that these cars will sometimes get stuck in a self check mode & turn the MIL on??? Anyway we disconnected battery & ...
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS94D5Y
Thank you for the replies, I got several with the schematics that I needed. It unfortunately confirmed my suspicions that the TCU (trans control unit) was smoked. Costs, about $500.00 at the dealer. Trouble codes: 1A61 (TCM communication fault permanent fault).
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Transmission service required VIN: YV1SZ58D81
With the information for code 0023 (speed sensor) we removed the sensor and found some metal particles on the end. We cleaned the sensor and reinstalled it, after test driving 5-6 miles the light reappeared. Rescanned and same code, 0023 (speed sensor). We ord...
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