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2002 Acura RSX 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DCS4842
This car came in with check engine light on. Customer complaint is lack of power on hard acceleration. Overall, the car runs fine under normal driving conditions. Any ideas? Trouble codes: P0300 (randam misfire), P0301 (misfire cyl 1), P0302 (misfire cyl 2), P0303, P0304
2002 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HNYD18642
vechile came in with engine light on code p0303 #3 misfire, found plug fouled replaced all 6. a month later came in with p0172 fuel system rich found egr open at idle replaced egr valve. a week later came back po172 again very rough idle not a misfire almost l... Trouble codes: P0172
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Mechanical VIN: WAUED64B91
We had this A6 come in with a seized camshaft and plugged up oil pickup tube. We replaced both cylinder heads, and since we had to remove the rod bearings for inspection anyway, replaced the rod bearings even though they showed no signs of oil starvation. New ...
1991 BMW 318i 1.8L pressure control solenoid? VIN: WBACA42050
this is from another shop & we are all working together to solve it. Intermittently this will go into failsafe & take off in 2nd or 3rd gear(pretty sure its 3rd). when this happens it does not shift, stays in 3rd & the transmission light comes on. Scanning the...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L ck engine light VIN: WBAAM5333X
Customer was having problem with turn signal switch. After determining the switch was bad we replaced with new switch purchased from BMW dealer. The battery also tested bad & we replaced. Ck eng.light is on & we have multi codes but car is running fine.trans o...
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Compressor? VIN: 3G5DA63E42
Customer complaint was a noise when turning the wheel, and the a/c was warm. When I drove it I heard no noises, but the A/C is not cold at all. The compressor engages and stays in, but the low side does not get cold. My other concern is that the compressor see...
1997 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6L Power Seat & Radio VIN: 1G6ET1299V
At times while driving client tells me the power seat will move forward by itself and he can not get it to move back for a few mins. The radio also will reset itself to a different channel. No dash lights will turn on. The a/c has also come on by itself once. ...
1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 2G1WL52MXV
This Lumina came into the shop running real badly. You can start it right up, but it dies right away unless you get into the throttle. Soon as you get accelerator past about halfway the revs go from idle to about 3k, no middle ground. So i hooked up my MODIS a...
1999 Chevrolet Tracker 1.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 2CNBE1861X
vehicle came in for stalling at cruise and no start after hot soak.no codes in computer.problem is intermitten and acts up only when hot.all sensor inputs look ok.if anyone has experience this i would greatly appreciate your help.
2000 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L abs system VIN: 1GNEK13RXY
this vehicle came in a week ago from another shop after having front brakes with rotors and cleaned and adjusted rear drum brakes. the customer said his abs light was on pulled codes it had a rf sensor code test drove vehicle with scan tool connected lf,rear s...
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM19W3Y
hello to all thank you in advance, here is my problem this astro was on a 150 mile trip when it starting missing and losing power intermittently, this would occur on and off during the trip, but on the way back it was fine no problem. i found all of these code... Trouble codes: 300 (o2 low voltage b1s1)
2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WX12K5Y
Hi group, we are having a difficult time with a 2000 Chevy Monte Carlo SS. 3.8L front wheel drive. the car starts fine during intial COLD but after 10 minutes idling or drive, it stalls and, never could started again, unless we try few hours later,went test dr...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L a/c tennsioner VIN: 2GCEC19T22
a/c tennsioner make noise and bopunces when a/c turned on when trottle is applied freom stop have replaced tensioner and belt no fix yet
1987 Chrysler LeBaron 2.2L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1C3BC56E4H
Vehicle came into shop with a miss under load, checked fuel pressure Ok, ran scope and found that secondary ignition would drop out when the miss happened, put a low amp probe on the coil and found that when the coil ramped up and the miss happened the the coi...
1992 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3XV66L5N
vehicle came in dieing out on the customer, initial vehicle inspection showed mil on. we checked codes and found 21 and 35 stored in computer. checked both oxygen sensor and egr circuits for opens or shorts and found nothing, went through diag. charts and ever... Trouble codes: 21 (o2 sensor shorted or open), 35 (egr solenoid circuit shorted or open)
2001 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L inside temp. VIN: 2C4GP54L1R
came in last week recharged system found evap core leaking replaced evap recharged vent temp.40 came back this am vent temp 50 recalabrated by pressing power and recycle buttons at same time key on eng off no diff. evac and recharge again low side pressure 40 ...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L Cuts out, Misfire, BACKFIRE THROUGH INT VIN: 3B7HF13Y7V
after a cold soak about 1 minute into test drive, for about 1 minute the vehicle loses power as if shutting off key, then comes back for a second or two popping through intake when it comes back then falls out again. continues this pattern for a short time the...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Stall VIN: 1B4GP44R2V
The original customer complaint was that the vehicle would cut out under a load at around 30 or so miles an hour. We test drove vehicle and duplicated problem. I actually was able to get it to cut out while power braking. Performed preliminary checks and found...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B4GP54L7V
hi guys, i'm looking for a little help from all you dodge experts. i have a caravan that dies usually warm on decel. at about 30 mph. it feels like that the ignition just shuts-off. no burps or stumbles, just die. sometimes i don't even realize that it dies un... Trouble codes: P0106
1998 Dodge Durango 5.2L temperature VIN: 1B4HS28Y3W
erratic ac cooling, starts warm, then cold, then cool, then cold again.pressures check 45 low side, 275-300 high side, there is a 3-5 psi swing on the low side which seems to indicate a faulty expansion valve. at $110.00 need to be sure. fan clutch is ok, radi...
1999 Dodge Durango 5.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall
Looking for some help from any chrysle tech. Have a 99 durango that died found a bad coil wire and center button burned out in cap, so replaced plugs wires cap and rotor. ran ok for a day or two then started cutting out and stalling again. Rechecked it and fo...
2000 Dodge Dakota 4.7L No Start, NO BUS VIN: 1B7GL22N1Y
hello & thanks in advance.this vehicle was towed in with the following problems.gauges do not work.cranks,won't start cannot communicate with pcm & odometer display reads no bus. have checked connections & power to pcm.suspect bad pcm but at $500 dollars would...
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B4HS28N0Y
When you start it up it will idle fine for about 1 min. Then it will start stepping down the idle when it gets arount 700 rpm. it will start to fall apart for about 45 sec. then clear up and run fine. I watch the snap-on scanner and see nothing. Have also trie...
1995 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FALP67L5S
Hello everyone This 95 contour keeps burning the hoses to the d.p.f.e sensor. It does it when the vehicle has been driving for couple of hours continuous. The dpfe sensor has been replaced.Proyer to this the vehicle had muiltple codes egr and o2 sensor codes b...
1997 Ford Aerostar 3.0L compressor VIN: 1FTDA14UXV
This aerostar came in with a/c not cold. Checked pressure and found low side normal and high side low. Also noticed the compressor clutch cycles off too fast when it kicks on. Looked in Ford repair manual for these systems and it said the orfice tube may be bl...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP52U7W
The car sets a cyl 1 misfire code. We replaced plugs and wires because of high mileage, cleaned fuel injectors twice and replaced #1 injector. We found cyl 1 had a spark problem on the lab scope, so we inspected the wiring harness between computer and the coil...
1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L engine temperature VIN: 2FAF974W8X
Good day everyone, This customers 99 Crown vic has got my tech stumped. I am not A/C certified so I'am of little help to him on this problem. Customer states that after driving 20 min or so with A/C on the temp guage reads very high (confirmed this my self th...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 3FAKP1136X
The car has a bad hesitation at 1/4 throttle with virtually no power until 1/2 to full throttle and higher rpm. fuel pressure fluctuates between 30psi to 45psi at idle and during hesitation remains constant at 40psi. When higher RPM's are reached the fuel pres...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5527Y
Now we have car, we check for good spark at coil for each cylinder(good), we check for damage to cam sensor reluctor(good),Fuel pressure(good),Check'd for vacume leaks (none) Did a fuel injection cleaning service. Visual check'd all wiring(seemed Fine) after t... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 3FTNX21F01
vehicle pulls left while braking, used to be intermittent left or right pull. have replaced rotors, pads, calipers, rear brakes all to no avail. have driven with rear hose pinched off, front hoses pinched off and still can't get rid of pull. also replaced fron...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L compressor clutch VIN: 1FMYU70E01
Has any one ever seen a compressor clutch engage/disengage every 5 to 10 secounds. I checked the pcm control on the a/c relay and it looks like the pcm is commanding the a/c relay on and off very quickly. I noticed that the WOTA/Ccutoffpid on my snap-on scanne...
2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Misfire, Shutter VIN: 1FTNE24L92
Shutter is present at part throttle under load. When EGR opens, if you unhook EGR it`s gone, all the missfires are on #8 cyl. So we pulled intake thinking the ports were pluged on all but #8, but the intake is not configured the same as the old ones. So instal...
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L pats VIN: 1FAFP33P62
Car was towed in as no start. It died while driving. It cranks but will not start. I was hoping maybe someone has seen this before. This focus has good fuel pressure, good spark, good compression. It has been well maintained. Battery voltage and grounds ok. I ...
1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L control head VIN: 1GKDT13W4W
this truck will intermittently not blow cold air, when you select a/c the led will come on then go out, on the scan - a/c request will not even change, i have checked pcm and no codes, i cant get into the bcm with my snappy mt2500g, is there any way to flash t...
1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L Stall, NO CODES VIN: 1GKFK16R4X
this truck will die while driving and or while sitting idle. when it dies it will immeditly start right back up and run. when it dies it does this about every 5to 8 minutes, whlie driving or at a stop .
2001 GMC Workhorse 6.5L Trans Controller VIN: 5B4KP42Y31
One of the problems I am having with this vehicle is the lack of communication with the trans controller. I am using a Tech2 scanner, and when I program the scanner for year, make and model, it won't communicate. Because this vehicle has mechanical injection, ...
1969 Jaguar E-TYPE 4.2L subframe VIN: 1R10125XXX
Hi, I have a burn victim. There was a fuel related fire under the hood. All wiring, hoses, plastic, etc. was damaged. The vehicle was previously in very good shape. The question of the day is do we have to replace the front subframe due to the exposure to hea...
1994 Jaguar XJ12 6.0L abs module VIN: SAJMX1343R
Good morning, This car came in with abs light and brake light on. Checked accumulator and it was flat. Replaced accumulator.Fired car up,lights went out. Drove car 2 miles,lights came on, no brake assist. Pump was not running. Replaced main and pump relay. Wo...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Drivers door VIN: SAJHX1245W
Hi Guys. I have this XJ8 & the drivers door will not open from inside, outside or with the remote. The other doors function with the key & the remote. The drivers door appears to be jammed in the locked position. If I pull up on the inside lock button it is u...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Brake lights VIN: SAJAX1248W
Hi Guys..got a strange one here. The brake lights will stay on constant with key on..We have disconnected the brake light switch and the lights still stay on. Customer is also complaining of the trunk open light staying on even thought the trunk is closed and ...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L evaparator VIN: YLTC162269
hello everyone and thanks in advance. i am replaceing the evap in this jeep,been a while since last one.ckecked email and could not find anything on replacment. anyone have any tips or shortcuts on replacement before i begin? thanks again
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L timing belt VIN: KNDJA7230Y
I've done some preliminary checking here and found that the right cam(visible through the oil cap) doesn't rotate when the engine is cranked over. It would seem that the timing belt failed. Now the $64,000 question... are these engines valve benders for sure o...
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L srs VIN: JT8BF28G0W
Hi guys, this ES300 have the SRS, DTC 48 or B0116 Open in the side squib (LH). Wanted to know if the side squib is common problem on these cars. Any help, tips, advice would be appreciated. Thanks
1986 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNBP96F68
Hi ford techs, I have this Town car only driven maybe 200 miles a year, Cold Idle is up and down and sometimes stalls. warm up motor and drive car runs great untill you slow down to 40 or so MPH then try to accel. and eng starts to buck, backfire, spit and spu...
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 5LMPU28L6W
HELLO ford techs, i need your help. vehicle came with misfire @ idle. customer said it all started when husband washed engine. and the "check engine" light came on.. drove vehicle . it hesitates at take off. and runs rough at idle. Vehicle runs good at normal ... Trouble codes: P0302 (cylinder2 misfire)
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L ride control VIN: 5LMPU28L9X
this truck comes in about every two weeks with rear suspension sagged down , find no power to compressor - pull relay out and have powers and grounds - plug relay back in and will pump and work fine - have replaced relay and came back again two weeks later - p...
2000 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1L1FM81W3Y
hi group got a weird one here, vehicle will intermittently stall but will restart, tested charging system ok voltage dropped power and groumgs ok, fuel pressure good, ignition system looks good on scope, opened under hood fuse block and found the pcm diode fri...
1975 Mercedes-Benz 280C 2.7L inop VIN: 1140731210
Looking for some input from some vintage mb guys, I have this 280C and the customer said the odometer quit, test drive verified no odometer, speedo works fine, I reset the trip odometer and the odometer worked for a couple of miles and then quit again, so I lo...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Surge, Stall VIN: 4JGAB54E4Y
We cannot duplicate the problem with this ml320. The customer came in stating it would intermittently stall and restart after a brief cooling off. We could not duplicate the problem then so we replaced the problematic crank sensor. Well he has driven 500 miles...
1994 Mitsubishi Mirage S 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JA3EA26A1R
Hello Fellow Techs. Today I had a customer tow in her vehicle complaining of a stall after she drives for more than 5 minutes. Then the vehicle will only start back up after waiting awhile. I pulled the plugs to inspect them, and all 4 are BLACK. This thing is...
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11D12
Hello all and thanx for your time, This vehicle is a no start , no spark and does not show rpm while cranking engine. No rpm on tach. or on scanner. Start signal is indicated on scanner while cranking. Have three wire ckp. snsr. There is 12v on the pwr. ckt an... Trouble codes: P0335, P0725
1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P4GP44R8V
when i go above 2500 rpm the engine surges, and then dies intermittently. i've watched both the cam and crank signal when it dies. both signals do not glitch out. even with the scanner on the car it reads yes on both cam and crank signal even sync.i've had bot... Trouble codes: P1391
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.
1999 Plymouth Breeze 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P3EJ46X6X
Hey everyone, The breeze came in with a broken timing belt, We sent the head out and had it reworked with a complete valve job. So i'm not looking for a bent valve problem. When we started it, At idle it ran rough. No check engine lights at the time. Customer ... Trouble codes: P0172
1988 Porsche 944 2.5L roof release VIN: WPOAA295XJ
Hello Porsche guys! This car came in with a stripped sunroof cable. The cable was replaced and roof works. the problem is the roof release is inop. I tried to adjust the microswitches, could not get the motor to run after the roof closed. I found in Mitchell t...
1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L no start VIN: YS3DF78N1T
I have this beast came in for intermitten stalling & hesitation problem from a used car dealer. I check the Coil cassette - ok, Timing chain marks (signs of recent work)- ok. Hook up fuel pressure gauge and duplicate problem, pressure fine. Customer pick up ca...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L OBDII Readiness VIN: YS3EF48EXX
We can not get get the OBDII Readiness Monitor "Fuels Sys" to go to "Ready". We have cleared the readiness codes a second time and started from scratch. We have driven this monster 300 miles and no luck. We do not know if we are using the correct drive cycle f...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6857W
This vehicle has an intermittent flashing Check Engine light. Initially the code was for the #1 cylinder only. We focused on #1 and the problem was not rectified. The other cyinder misfires are new. The code sets on the freeway at cruise. I had a tech drive it... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304
1988 Toyota Camry 2.0L Cuts out VIN: JT28V22E6J
car has a hard start and the ignition cuts out when the throttle is depressed. fuel pressure stays constant. injector pluse stays online. i have tried a reman dist with the same results. ideas ???
1992 Toyota MR2 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT2SW21M3N
Customer came in complaining that at an idle engine RPM will suddenly jump up to 2000 rpm and then when you try to take off from a stand still engine will bog and die. Car will always start back up but may bog and die several times when starting to take off be...

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1991 BMW 850i 5.0L Starting Circuit VIN: WBAEG2313M
Thanks to the 3 replies for idea's. It's fixed and the mystery is solved. The problem was that there was an old passive anti theft device wired in very stealthly above the steering column that cut power to the ignition circuits (green wire) from the switch. Wh...
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L abs VIN: WBACB432XS
after i checked all harness no broken wire or short i decided to get another ABS hydraulic unit and finally problem is solved the abs unit i got is bad thanks all
1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G6KD52B4S
We checked all the grounds and replaced the distributor the car hasnt had any problems to date so it is fixed. thanks to alkl that helped with this car greatly appreciated. Trouble codes: 53 (loss of ditributor signal).
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L tensioner moving too far VIN: 3GNFK16TOY
Thank you and appreciate everyone have been spend time to hepl out. what a great place for every automotive techs. Got an oke of customer to replace the a/c comp + flush the system. Test drive the car for 30 miles in freeway with a/c on, everything oke. no mor...
2002 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L steering box VIN: 1GNDM19XX2
Thanks to Brian from Illinois, Brian from Idaho, Alfred, Justin, Darin, and David we were able to save some time. After we replaced the gearbox a second time with the same results we called A1 cardone, mfg of Napa Rebuilds and their Tech dept recommended tryin...
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L MIL Lamp on, abs lamp on VIN: 1GNET16S03
thanks to all who replied, customer took truck to dealer to have reflash for fan clutch ticking-fixed, the dealer would not pull codes for po440 or air bag lamp with out further compensation!, as soon as snap on fixes my software or updates me i will add an up... Trouble codes: P0440.
1995 Chrysler Concorde 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3HD56F7S
Thanks to every one that replied with suggestions,the first part of the repair was to replace the ignition coil this provided steady spark while performing atm spark test with scanner,but engine still would not start,cam & crank sensor reading were still flipp...
1999 Chrysler LHS 3.5L rotrs VIN: 2C3HC56G1X
this must be a very uncommon problem.time will only tell if the problem is actually solved.he had the car at the dealer for some warrenty work and they had never had the problem.we all seem to agree that it must be the caliper mountings letting the caliper com...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L Misfire VIN: 3B7HF12Y12
found coil shorted out sometimes it would start and others it wouldn't thanks for all your help. Trouble codes: P0108, P0320, P1282 (mfr ctriied fuel air metering).
1997 Eagle Vision ESi 3.5L Misfire VIN: 2E3HD56F2V
thanks for all the responces most were right on the fix lower intake gaskget sucked in killing cyl 5 thanks again don
1967 Ford Mustang 289CID engine VIN: 8RO1C14145
Thanks to everyone who replied they were all great suggestions. I changed the tourqe converter and that FIXED IT. YEA
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L digital dash VIN: 2FMDA5140A
well here it is, the brake pressure switch had shorted out blowing # 30 fuse in the instrument panel fuse box which actually powers up the dash. this fuse is not listed for this on the fuse panel diagram. all other listed fuses are only for the back light. I h...
1996 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 2FALP74W4T
I'm sorry to report that this Ford is not fixed. I had 32 replies and each was very helpful and I tried most of them. I won't mention each person by name but will mention the suggested things to check. I was told to check the TPS voltage. Unplug the MAF sensor... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L rotors VIN: 1FMRU17W23
Well, a lot of good suggestions, as usual here at IATN. The fix was a front wheel bearing/hub assembly. Even though it did not have excessive runout or noise, and the play was barely discernable by hand, it was the culprit. The final factor that led me here wa...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FMRU15W23
did not fix the car I try everything you,all told me but nothing worked. the custmer picked car up, will bring back next week for me to try other things, I don't giveup easy. I thing every one for their time. when I fix this car I will like to past it & I will...
1989 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Charging VIN: 1HGCA5635K
Well, though I'm not happy about it, I'm gonna close this one. Responses were numerous and most hit on a bad afermarket alternator. Tested on vehicle, it was not putting out sufficiently.The battery light remained on the whole time I was checking it. Removed a...
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L shifting VIN: 1HGCD7263S
I performed the cable adjustment technique without the oil pressure gauge as suggested by quite a few and car is now shifting as it should. Thanks to all who replied: your help is much appreciated!
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L AC System VIN: 1GHCG2257W
As most of the emails said, when I replaced the expansion valve everything ran beautifully. Thanks for all your help.
2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Compressor VIN: 1HGEJ6677Y
Hi, looks like this was a case of too many hands on vehicle and not being told what was worked on. Customer stopped by friday when we were closed (and drinking a beer) and we talked about what had been worked on. He told us that the dealer had tried to fix a l...
2001 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF35V81
This has got to be the greatest automotive tool. Out of 14 replies 13 said ECT and guess what it was the ECT. It is the two wire sensor located under the coil pack. There are 2 coolant temp sensors in these cars, one for the guage and one for the ecm. Mine rea... Trouble codes: P0118.
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Hesitation VIN: KMNDN45D92
Sorry everybody.After doing some more ivestigating,pulling rear seat and inspecting f.p.wiring etc., and coming up empty,we recommended the customer return to dealer for ecu update.Kiho from S.K. was right about reprograming for this condition.We ask customer ...
1996 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L transfer case VIN: JACDJ58VXT
First of all I want to thank everybody that did reply. phil supplied info about bearing wear, and I want to thank Marty, he even supplied the seal driver part number. Once I spoke with the customer and told him how much it would cost, because trying to do th...
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJJA42C3Y
Its fixed and gone! It finally got to a point to where every 20 seconds the check engine light would flash and give me all 8 cylinder misfire codes. You could clear it, and 20 seconds later, right back on. It would do this all day, but the engine ran perfect. ... Trouble codes: P1000 (cant find), P1316 (cant find), P0300 (random misfire), 0108.
1987 Mazda B2200 2.2L Surge VIN: JM2UF313XH
hi group sorry for the long delay in posting wanted to make sure was fixed, everyone had great replies here we go vacuum lines to altitude compensator ok, rechecked egr system found one solenoid not releasing vacuum so it was applying to much vacuum, replaced ...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L instrument cluster VIN: WDBCA35DXJ
Hi Guys...Thanks to all that responded..The radio shop did end up shorting out the cluster. Very hard to see the burn on the board but I was able to solder some phone type wire onto the board and presto the lights worked. Again thanks to everyone Dan [...]
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2MEFM75W6X
Thanks for all of the replies. I got some good info and some good ideas. The problem with this car was not an over fueling issue from any kind of mechanical problem, but an overfueling issue due to an overcorrection. Although my fuel trims were not showing any...
1996 Mitsubishi Galant S 2.4L Excessive Emissions, DRIVE CYCLE INCOPLET VIN: 4A3AJ46G8T
Thank you for all your help on this problem, but customer dont want to spend more money on to fix this car and we recommned to customer drive the car for few week if they decide to put in for dtate inspection bring it back for hooking up for monitor to see may...
1997 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L Misfire, no spark #3&6 VIN: JA4MT41P2V
Hi AGAIN Y'ALL !! Well I got some great tips. 3 out of the first 4 said they had trouble with the power transistor, I ordered one but, before I got it Steve said he had one JUST LIKE MINE and the power transistor did nothing to solve problem. Our timing belt...
1992 Nissan Sentra SE 1.6L temp gauge VIN: 3N1PD21S2N
Yes the problem was fixed by installing a new instrument cluster voltage regulator, although i had already tried three used voltage regulators. The emails i got from my fellow technicians at iatn confirmed my judgement. Thanks a lot to Fredrick Squires, J.R. [...]...
1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.3L No Start VIN: 1G3AG53N6P
So far the cutlass is working good. I ended up replacing the crank sensor, connector for the crank sensor, and repairing a few corroded wires (not related to the ignition though). A AC Delco tech advised me to use a meter and turn the crank by hand and watch t...
1992 Pontiac Grand Prix LE 3.1L speedometer VIN: 1G2WH54T4N
Thanks david, dan and roger, for the feedback. I got to thinking about this and i had already replaced and or touched on everything in this system, the problem had to be in trans. Roger you were the close, the problem was actually in the reluctor that spins in...
1998 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L overheat VIN: 0125689742
thanks to all who replied purchased one from snap on.will try on next cooling system.
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L no start VIN: 1G2WP12K7X
First of all thank you for all of your replies. A lot of you were suggesting looking at the plugs. When we did that we found coolant in one of the cylinders. Turned out to be a blown head gasket. After we replaced the starter and it cranked over we ruled out t...
2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Unknown VIN: WPOAA2998Y
This one goes to Jeff [...]. This customer never did the sparkplugs, they were worn and hand tight, having some blow buy and making air noise. I installed new plugs and problem went away. Thanks guys.
2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD55H7Y
Short story: After repeaded testing of all components I disassembleb & cleaned the vent valve and piping of dust & dirt and its been OK for 3 weeks. Read on for details that may help you with a similar car. Long story:I had repeadedly pressure tested this sy... Trouble codes: P0455 (Large EVAP leak detected).
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22KX1
Consensus of 18 replies is that the cat has failed and needs replaced. Customer is going to try to get other shop to pay for it, although I don't think its their fault at all. Injection clean just pushed a bad convertor over the edge. Thanks for all the replie... Trouble codes: P0420.
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L cmp sensor VIN: 3VWXA81H5V
Well, thanks to all the quick responses, this VW will be going home tomorrow. Within hours of posting our problem, i started receving responses. The responses were that the timing was off and i should use a good quality timing belt. I was instructed by many to...
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L power window/ VIN: 3VWDC21V9Y
we found many melted and fried wires behind fuse box located drivers side lower dash area, needs complete new harness.
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