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1995 Audi S6 2.2L No Start VIN: WAUKA84A68
Greetings Audi Techs, This S6 quit running at a stop sign and would not restart. The cause of the no start was a blown 15 amp fuse in a yellow fuse holder which is one of four that run along the top of the ecm in the electronics box under the passenger front ...
1996 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L converter VIN: 1G4CW53A1T
The customer brought the car in with a cel on scan tool shows po1870 furthur conversation with the customer states they had it at another repair shop. the repair shop installed a new TCC sol. and the Sonnex tcc repair kit according to there invoice.they had it...
1998 Buick Regal LS 3.8L air selector VIN: 2G4WB52K3W
This is my Mom's car. I need help! I cannot find info on diagnoseing this problem. Mitchel and alldata tell me how it works, wiring diagrams and all, but no trouble shooter. The car has dual zone manual AC/heat. Has a knob that turns to select where the air sh...
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L a/c system VIN: 1G6KD54Y5W
Hi Techs This Cadillac will not keep the a/c compressor on long enough to blow cold air, low side pulls to 45psi and compressor kicks off, the hi side goes up to 200psi. I recovered the freon & it was exactly full. Found code b1312 hi side tempature sensor ci...
1954 Chevrolet belair 250CID caster/camber VIN: 1254879791
Hey guys, Im looking for alignment procedures for this vehicle. I have the specs but don't see were it adjusts.There's no shims/eccentrics/or slides that I can see. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Bill
1985 Chevrolet K10 Scottsdale 5.7L Surge VIN: 1GCEK14LOF
Those of you who have been working on cars for 25 years plus remember the computer controlled carburators. Who would have known we would be setting the dwell on a carburator? Ha. You also remember being told that the slight pinging on accel and cruise was " th...
1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start
no start, spark is good. no inj. pulse and no cummunication. new plugs cap rotor, wires.check all power and grounds. all good. have no reference volts at anything. fuel pressure also good. also tried new ecm. made sure ecm was good by trying it in another truc...
1991 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1G1YZ23J0M
this vehicle came in with a bottom end noise . this is the lt 5 engine . the machine shop rebuilt the engine . the engine was reinstalled & started . ran ok through idle procedure then test driven . ran ok driving for 2 hrs at 55 mph but at idle a slight miss ...
1991 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L airflow VIN: 1GCDC14K2M
Hello All: Let me start by saying I am a Jag tech. This Chevy pickup is my personal truck. I've owned it for a couple years and it has been trouble free. Currently, a large hi-rise next to my shop is being constructed. They are now sheathing it in cheap, whi...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1GCEK14V9X
Hello fellow techs, This 99 Pick-up's instrument cluster is in-op on one side. Everything on the left side, Tach, message center, Speedo & odometer do not work. The only thing I get on the left side is the CES Lamp with a P0440 code. All fuses check out okay. ...
2000 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L Cuts out VIN: 1Y1SK5282Y
Car came in on tow truck. Managed to get it started and found when you turn the turn siginals on the car would near die. Also no head lights or day time running lights. Do to a lack of ground the DTRL module would blow.
2004 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Steering VIN: 1GCHG39U14
Hello We have this 04 van that has avery bad shimmie in the steering wheel only while braking.This problem doesnt happen everytime worse between 45mph-60mph when applying brakes.Replaced idler arm&pitman arm resufaced front rotors rotated tires aligned front e...
1985 Chrysler Fifth Avenue 5.2L expansion valve VIN: 1C3BF66P5F
Hi fellows, excuse my clumsiness ,but this is the first time I have posted. I have an 85 Chrysler Fifth Avenue that came in blowing hot air. As i said i evacd, and recharged, still hot air. So i replaced the expansion valve. This car has no sight glass in the ...
1998 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L Misfire VIN: 2C3HD46J7W
Vehicle was misfiring (skipping), customer called for an appointment, but didn't make it home. Had car towed in, we found code P0300, multiple misfires, check and replaced plugs which were needed. Sent him on his way, later the same day the same thing happened... Trouble codes: P0300
1999 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Stall VIN: 3C3EL55H1X
Vehicle back at shop once more. Vehicle won't accelerate, then stalls . Vehicle drives fine, then all the sudden it slows down, but not stalling and does not respond to accelerator when trying to give it gas, after a few minutes the vehicle stalls. There are n...
1999 Chrysler LHS 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3HC56GOX
This is a crank but no start situation. The engine cranks strong. Battery load test good. When scanning with Snap-on brick all the displays are mixed up. They are giving good info but are reading in the wrong place. Such as crank rpm's display when looking at ... Trouble codes: 1389 (no asd relay output voltage at pcm)
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7HF16Z2V
Truck came in on hook with a blown extension housing at the transmission and a no-start. R&R transmission, low-reverse sprag caused destruction of transmission. Installed rebuild, and have a no-start that apparently coincides with the trans failure. No communi...
1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L No Start VIN: 2B8HD46FIV
Hello Guys I have this car from another shop after they reaplce the tranny the tech said could not get it to start. They replaced the crank sensor and tried all they could and finaly gave up and send it to me. I check for cam and crank signaland they are ok as...
1997 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Fuse 2 in power distribution box VIN: 1B7MF36D3V
We have a short causing the 40 amp fuse #2 in the power distribution box under the hood to blow. It powers the starter solenoid through the relay as well as a good portion of the the inside fuse box, including the power window circuit breaker. This short only ...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 3.2L Unknown VIN: 2B3HD56J41
veh came to my shop from a trans shop, they feel that it has an electrical problem, while driving most of the time the trans shifts normally, at times however, it feels like the trans shifts into neutral-- won't pull-- and if i accelerate the speedometer needl...
2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L auto-stick gear select VIN: WD2YD74243
hello, this dodge has an auto-stick shifter. if you manually shift through the gears all is fine. the problem is when you put it in "drive" like you would most any time, it has a 3rd or 4th gear start. there are no stored codes and the trans fluid level is fin...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L radio VIN: 1D4GP24R93
hello all again,now i have this 2003 dodge gran caravan with a radio with a mind of it's own.when you switch the ignition on the radio will just give static out the speakers. sometimes it will start playing on it's own, other times you can switch the key off a...
1992 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Wiring at ignition Switch
Hey guys! Sorry for the no VIN# but I left my papers at the shop. I have this 92 Taurus in today with a customer complaint of no wiper operation and the seatbelt light glowing constantly. Upon further inspection I found a black wire at the ignition switch burn...
1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L Hesitation VIN: JPALP4049S
when the cruise is activated the vehicle about breaks your neck that is how the customer explained it, it cuts in and out real bad. the vehicle will speed up then slow down then speed up then slow down it will not maintain a level speed but it does work. check...
1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on, ROUGH IDLE VIN: 1FALP624ST
rough idle worse when cold & check engine light code for bank 1 lean
2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, loss of power VIN: 1FTYR10CXP
Hi guys, This little Ranger belongs to one of our local police officers. He took it to the local dealership, complaining about extreamly high idle at stops. They replace the idle control motor on the first visit, the mass airflow sensor on the second visit, ...
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDXF46F1X
Truck towed in today, no start. Cranks great, good batteries, no fault codes, air filter filthy, no rpm reading while cranking. Thinking its the cam position sensor but the no fault codes is throwing me. Never seen truck before. I havent got too involved in po...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Fuel Economy, runs rich VIN: 1FTSW31F01
this truck came in with contaminated fuel,(looked like someone put gasoline in tank), also brown gooey substance. removed & cleaned tank & installed fresh fuel. now after about 15 miles of driving the truck starts pouring black smoke from exhaust. the truck ru...
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L noise. VIN: 1FMYU04132
this is a 2002 ford escape 3.0 awd.this car has an exhaust leak cold.we have litterly blown smoke up the tail pipe searching for a leak.none noted.before i give our tech authorization to removing parts for furthur access i would like to know if anyone has come...
1998 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L Poor Fuel Economy, power loss VIN: 1GDHG31R6W
Hello fellow tecs, This truck has come to me after the customer replaced the intake manifold gaskets on his own complaining of a loss of power and the exaust manifolds glowing red after a hard pull. ( This hadden't happened in the past ). I first thought inter...
2004 GMC Sierra 2500 6.0L cooling system VIN: 1GTGK23U64
cooling system worked great last year while pulling a 20 ft trailer, but this year the truck runs very hot (260deg) on long runs and up hills. we replaced thermostat and flushed cooling system. we performed hc test in cooling system and passed ok. temp guns sh...
1983 Honda Accord SE 1.8L elec fuel pump VIN: JHMSZ5421D
the engine will not start due to the fuel pump not pumping especially when left overnight. the carburetor has two float bowls, a primary and an auxiliary. If left overnight, the primary float bowl leaks down and if you crank the engine the fuel pump does get c...
1990 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start VIN: JHMED3644L
help honda techs.i'm a gm fuel/electrical guy with this intermittent honda.vehicle will not start[cranks ok,but will not fire]checked cap and plugs[worn but not likely a reason for no start].checked for codes at ecu's build in lamp and had a code#1 and codes#1... Trouble codes: #1, #16
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1245Y
This 99 accord continues to set a code 1491 in which All Data states to be insuficent egr flow.This accord uses an egr valve similar to a GM style which does not use a vacum and is electronic.I have seen many post in the past about Honda cars clogging the inta... Trouble codes: P1491
2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Compressor VIN: 1HGEJ6677Y
Hi all. We have a problem child that the local Dodge dealer gave us to solve. It's a used car they sold and customer brought back saying the a/c doesn't work. The a/c does put out 52 degree air but when the car idles for about 5-10 minutes the compressor loses...
2001 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF35V81
Hey guys and gals, we have this Hyundai Sonata setting a code PO118. We cant seem to find much info on this. Looked at it briefly on Friday and with a hot engine the ECT on the Snap on says its -40F. The guage works normally and stays right in the center. Trie... Trouble codes: P0118
1993 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJKW1748P
hay any jaguar techs out there have one for ya have this jag code 69 comes up park/neutral input circut starts fine in park or neutral i can clear lite comes back with in a day wiring and connector look fine have you replaced many rotory switchs for this? coul... Trouble codes: 69 (park/neutral input circut)
1989 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall
Problem started as a no start condition which was traced to a bad crank sensor. Sensor was replaced, vehicle started, ran fine for several months..problem returned. Crank sensor was replaced again, vehicle started and ran again for a long period of time. Vehic...
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Hesitation VIN: JT8UF11EOM
This vehicle came in barely running. Replaced plugs, wires, caps and rotors. Car now idles well. The problem is very poor acceleration. Sounds like a restricted air intake or exhaust. This is an old car but much loved by the even older owner. Any thoughts? Tim...
1996 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JM1BB1415T
on narmal take of will boog down , but easy accelation does fine.check egr ok,tride used ecm no chang, tride used mas air no chang,
1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L Timing chain
There is no VIN with this car because it's a 380SE with an 84 500 SEL motor in it. One of the timing chain guide rails broke while the engine was running and the timing chain jumped a couple of teeth and bent 6 valves. Sent the heads out for a valve job, repla...
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)
1997 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WDBJF727F3
Hey guys I have a mercedes E 420 thats kinda got me baffled. the car will crank and run but there is no throttle response but will pop back through the intake if you really try to punch it ,I can see that the throttle plate does not respond to the gas pedal ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L refrigerant temp sensor VIN: WDBJF70H9X
hi i been working on this car on and off for 2 weeks it sets code refrigerant fill level b12/1 i removed refrigerant and recharged with proper amount to make sure i tested sensor values i used heator panel to monitor temp sensors and pressure, i read a bulleti...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E11
vehicle has an intermittent rough idle and cyl# 1 misfire. during normal driving vehicle runs ok. under hard acceleration check engine light comes on and p0306 is set and injector is turned off until engine is restarted. sometimes will also set p0303. we have ... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple misfire), P0301 (cyl 1misfire), P0303 (cyl 3 misfire), P0306 (cyl 6 misfire)
1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM5OU1T
by the calibration this vehicle should be enhanced evap. evap pid always reads yes. i need to know if anyone knows the connector location for the evap vent solenoid. alldata and ford dealer in town show it back under the spare tire, but there is no connector b... Trouble codes: P0446
1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 2.0L Tachometer VIN: 4A3CT64U6N
This is our Road Race car. I did not do this work...I am the crew cheif but our sponsor shop did the work. The new motor is a 2.4L stroker that should make about 600hp at 26lbs. Never the less, we went out to pick up the car on Saturday...and the Tach doesn't ...
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 2.0L readiness monitors VIN: 4A3AL54F6T
does anyone know anything about these mitsubishi's radiness monitors , we perform drive cycles to set monitors daily on all makes of vehicle , but we cant get this one to set as needed to be able to retest the ct. emissions we have { 5 } monitors not met, oxyg...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L compressor only runs for a few seconds VIN: JA4MW51RO1
a/c turns on and runs for about 6 seconds then compesor shuts off and light on a/c button flashs and comp will not turn back on until key is cycled off and back on, then we start all over again. All presures are normal, looks like a/c controler see something i...
1998 Nissan 200SX 1.6L unknown VIN: 1N4AB42D1W
The customer has left this vehicle with us for several days to determine what is causing this problem. After replacing the mentioned components the system is evacuated (holds vacuum) and is recharged with pressures always at high side 175 and low side 45. We h...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07Y21
Code sets @ 1600 - 1900 rpm at 50+ mph After additional ground for MAF and exhaust repair, P0171 is the only code that returns. Truck runs great otherwise. Any help will be appreciated. Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean bank 1), P0174 (system too lean bank 2)
1998 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L pass key VIN: 1G2NE12T1W
is it possibe to just reprogram the new column or is it cheaper to replace the original and put in a new ingnition switch? thanks for any help, i figure it will come to me on the hook.
1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L key cylinder VIN: YS3DF55N5T
This car has an ignition lock cylinder that won't turn. I have ordered & received a new cylinder. On the older Saabs, when the key wouldn't turn, you removed a plug & used a punch to knock in the pin that held the cylinder in. Does the same idea work on the ne...
2000 Saturn LS2 3.0L head torque spec. VIN: 1G8JW52R6Y
We are doing the head gaskets on this Saturn. The Alldata spec. for torqueing the heads say to do 18lbs. then 90 degrees, another 90, another 90, then 15. After the first 90 it must be 80-90 lbs.. We called two Saturn dealers, one said that the spec. is correc...
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)
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 3VWBB61CXW
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAC63B41
Hey, I need some help from you Volkswagon guys. I got this 2001 Passat with the complaint of a hard start after a hot soak. I was told that it only does this after extended driving, and there was smoke comming out from under the hood.It has a code p0118. I hav... Trouble codes: P0118
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Engine VIN: WVWPD63B23
Hello everyone there in car repair land, This fine little Passat came in with an intermittant oil pressure light. We performed manual oil pressure test for three hours & pressure stayed at 20 psi hot idling in gear & would go up when rpms were increased. We or...

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1994 Audi 90 S 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUBJ88C8R
Well I recieved lots of good ideas. They were saying that this is the biggest problem area is the cam hall sensor that is located at the rear of the right head. We ran out of room and we went ahead and towed the car outside and after letting it set over nite, ...
2000 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L pad light VIN: WAUFL54D2Y
both wiring harnesses for pad sensors needed to be replaced. customer declined repairs for wiring harnesses. i bypassed sensor wiring and light is out. thanks for all the help. Ace
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L electrical VIN: WBABJ7332X
First of all let me thank everone for their help, especialy sandy and pat. In the end of every crazy repair the truth always comes out. Aparently the customer had had this car at the dealer for a new top motor. which did in fact look new. As well as the 2 main...
1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L convertor lockup VIN: 1G4HP52K5V
Not much to report that would help anybody else,just pay attention to what you take apart.Not putting the TCC solenoid screen back in causes lockup in 2nd gear.The car works fine now.Thanks for the help!
1988 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1G1JC5113J
I thought I had closed this but must have done something incorrect. Anyway.. I did fix the vehicle finally after a vacation and some great AC Delco parts. Thanks to all of the great responses and emails I received from all of you. The problem ended up being a ...
1992 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L speedometer VIN: 1GNDM19Z6N
Hello all it seems as though letting the tough ones sit a little and thinking about them is a good thing. What happened here is that I received a email from a fella that suggested checking the pink and purple wires at the brake switch. I found that the circuit...
2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS19W91
Last Friday, I called GM TECH Line again. (3rd Time) Before, they had been of little help. This time they told me of an internal bulletin that described the complaint exactly. It reads, 'a #4 misfire setting code P0300 and #1 showing a low number of misfires a... Trouble codes: 0300 (misfire 4 cylinder).
2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L drivers side impact air bag VIN: 1GNDU23E12
Thanks to all and especialy Bob. Wire harness chaffed. at the module and and the harness near the drivers seat.. have installed replacement air bag on drivers seat. repaired the harness then had to replace the sdm as well to have unit functioning... All in...
1998 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 4C3AU52N9W
Simple diagnosis now!! Distributor did not solve problem. Finally got car to stall and not restart more frequently. Scanned showed no crank signal. Wiggled sensor and car quit (tryed before but was fine), would not restart. Replaced sensor and working fine...
1994 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L Servo VIN: 1B3HDS6T2R
Thanx a bunch all!!! As soon as I opened the second email I was looking fo a wall to bang my head against multiple times. I guess I must have had a 'stupidity spasm'. It was, indeed, the brake light switch, but a funny thing, it looked like someone had kicked ...
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L Mechanical
Thanks for all of the replys! We found engine was damaged to the point of higher expense than a used engine. The engine was replaced with a used unit. as Customer will 'trade car in'.
2000 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, long crank VIN: 2B3HD56J3Y
HI soory for delay in repair of car i was waiting for customer to get back to me.as mentioned in my update when i hooked up fuel ressure guage and different scan tool as suggested car started right up with no codes and no cel on code was still in history but t... Trouble codes: FD.
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L all four VIN: 1B7KF23791
well i dont have much more information on this problem. it does apear that dodge does have problems with these wheels, but none of the dealers i contacted will admit it. so my advice is if anyone sees a heavy duty dodge truck be sure to inspect the inner side ...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Fuel Fill Pipe Clip VIN: 1FMDU32X1S
Thanks to Charles, James and Reynaldo for their attempts to help us source this clip. And to Charles again for providing a second set of contact #'s. The OE Ford filler pipe assembly is definitely not available through Ford parts including the obsolete parts...
1997 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L dome lights
wow, 25 replies and most of those on the same day as posted. thanks iatn members. as the majority said,the drivers door switch was stuck.i like to try to do repairs only once so i installed a factory switch. again, thanks for the quick replies.
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Overdrive VIN: 1FAFP52S6W
OK, it's fixed. A very thorough review of all the of the hydraulic charts seemed to indicate that this problem would be caused by the forward clutch control valve not releasing, either because it stuck or because the #3 shift solenoid was still allowing pres...
1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP514BB
Well it turns out that the only code generated from this problem was a code po340 which is cam sensor circuit fault.The next problem was the flow chart for repairing this problem. Mitchell states that there should be 10.5 volts or more at the green reference w... Trouble codes: P0340.
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMRU17L6X
I checked the wiring harness etc. No problems found. Ended up checking and cleaning the harness connector for the injectors. This is the lower big connector near the fire wall on the passengers side. Did not see any problems. Sprayed it with electrical cleaner... Trouble codes: P0352 (ignition coil b circuit malfunction).
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L steering VIN: 1FTSW31F81
To all that responded Sorry for the late responce. We just had a ford tech at our shop to look at this truck. He stated this is all normal. I even had the owners wife show him that she could not steer the truck. I my self even have a hard time. We checked ever...
2001 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L engine VIN: IFTHE2427I
Through this and other sources of information we decided to go into the bottom end and check all bearings as nothing was found elsewhere. The customer is deciding whether or not to go any further. Thanks
1997 Geo Metro LSi 1.3L 3rd gear starts VIN: 2C1MR2297V
After the two initial occurences, the problem has not reoccurred. It has been determined that the failsafe gear is in fact third gear on this trans, which makes no sense to me. However, since the condition has not occurred since, it has been impossible to de...
1994 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge
sorry it took so long to close this post,we used this truck as fill in work.as for the low bias voltage the problem was a bad voltmeter which sent me down the wrong diagnostic path, anyhow i still suspected a bad ground problem and i welded a ground strap to a...
1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2GTEK19R0W
Thanx to all who have offered their assistance.I had checked and rechecked everything---OK. I hooked up the scope to check the distributor sync and make sure it was spot on with number one.I was only getting 3 waves of crank per 4 of cam sensor. Yep. A v-6 rel...
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L hard to start cold VIN: 1HGEJ8175W
Just wanted to close this post because we have given up on trying to find parts until we get some more useful information from owner on engine, changeover, etc... If I'm lucky, he will sell the car. Thanks for all the help IATN.
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Speedometer VIN: 1J4GL58K02
Thanks to all who replied with valuable information concerning the speedometer concern in this vehicle. Upon investigation this AM I found a chaffed wire(was actually the ground wire for the sensor)near the park brake cable bracket just as everyone had said. M...
1994 Lexus SC300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8JZ231C5
it looks like this was a common problem that alot of you have seen thanks for the help, it was a clogged tube in the intake manifold causing our problem once again thanks for all the help. clint
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZWFT61L4X
to tell you all the truth i did not look today what my dpfe was at koeo, but i ran all thru that friday and everything was in spec according to mitchell first thing i did this morning was to unhook the battery and let sit for 5 minutes and no more 1408 code,... Trouble codes: P0401, P1408.
2000 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L Lifter noise VIN: 4M2XV14T2Y
Fixed, but not like you think. After replacing all the lifters and oil pump and STILL having the same lifter noise the customer decided to opt for a used engine. The used engine only had 35k on the clock and we were hoping this one wouldn't have a problem. I...
2004 Nissan Xterra XE 3.3L mil VIN: 5N1ED28Y54
Thanks to all. The WSS do not check as do earlier units. The new units that we received and did not install impedance tested the same as the existing ones. Random testing at such slow speeds (Turning by hand) in the shop will not produce a wss signal. Wiring p...
1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L alternator VIN: 1GHDX03E7W
since battery terminal replacement and cable end cleaning no problem since experienced from customer
2004 Oldsmobile Alero GX 2.2L All VIN: 1G3NK52F14
The torque converter was the cause of the vibration.
2004 Toyota Solara SE 2.4L no 4th gear VIN: 4T1CE38P4U
Sorry that I took so long to get back to you, but it has taken me this long to fix the car. I stated that the car had been in a front end colision, and that is why the car was not covered by the 8-80 warrantee. We do not replace the computer without extensive ...
1991 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WVWMA21G3M
First, thanks to those that replied. This is the first time I have used the service and am glad there are people out there willing to help. We fixed this car. It ended up being a few things. After posting a help request the first time, the customer needed the ...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L door locks VIN: 3VWBB61CXW
Thank you for your replies. This vehicle was NOT FIXED, for two reasons. First, our customer was reluctant to spend any more money on further diagnosis. Second, we suspected a faulty Comfort Control Module. Per your suggestions, we disconnected the door harnes...
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