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1992 Acura Legend LS 3.2L unknown VIN: JH4KA7670N
hi everybody : This one is a R-12 systems,nitrogen test found leaks at the reciver-drier o-ring,replaced and found no more leaks.Recharge the systems with R-134a,the system now blowing cold air and everything works o.k., About 5 minutes the systems started no...
1995 Acura Legend SE 3.2L abs VIN: JH4KA7693S
I need to know how do you bleed the brakes on this car. Alldata showes a tester I but do not have one Can it be doon with out the abs tester? Also I do not hear the abs motor run when the motor is running and I do not get fluid out of the bleeder on the modula...
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L alarm VIN: WBAGF8329W
Hello All, This car has been having a intermittant long crank no start condition.We have not been able to duplicate this condition when the car was here.Their are no codes stored in the DME but the alarm immobilizer EWS had codes for key #1 &key #2 faulty iden...
1964 Chevrolet truck 327CID engine
ok, we rebuilt this engine out of a box, we bored it, new 30 over pistons, cam, crank kit, edlebrock low rise intake, a edlebrock 750 performer carb, gear to gear timing. on a test stand, it sounded beutiful, after installing it into a truck, it idles perfect,...
1972 Chevrolet C10 5.7L system VIN: CCE142S149
this truck is a one owner , very nice shape, we installed a new engine and trans, customer is trying to restore. the a/c did not work for the last couple of years , so we retro fitted it to r134a, we have put on new expansion valve , replaced the poa with a re...
1975 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 5.7L Differential VIN: 1237J5S431
Hi Guys This may seem a bit silly but we have the above vechicle in for a change of diff oil. There is no drain bung that i can see. Does this mean we have to suck the oil out or is there something i'm missing.Is ther a drain bung under the lower control arm ...
1994 Chevrolet Blazer 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK18K1R
Hello everyone. My current stumbling block is the fuel pressure on this 1994 full-size blazer. code 44-lean exhaust. On accel, even moderate accel, integrater as hi as 158, block learn as hi as 165, O2 as low as 40 mV. Truck runs well, closed loop, no other co... Trouble codes: 44 (lean exhaust)
1996 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L No Start, no injector pulse VIN: 4KLB4B1R0T
this vehicle is actually an isuzu npr with gm power train. there is no injector pulse, it has power to injectors but no ground. there are no codes. i have checked all wiring & grounds that i can find, also have checked & replaced cam & crank sensor & wiring & ...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L a/c belt VIN: 2GCEK19TH1
vehicle came in with a failed a/c belt. we replaced it and all was good. next day cust. went on trip, no a/c belt broken again.pulleys spin free. have seen a post for this but do not know a fix. anyone out there know it? there are no tsbs,
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JF5242Y
this vehicle was towed in no start. we discovered that the fues for the fuel pump relay would blow. If we disconect the fuel pump and crank the engine it would not blow the fues. as soon as we plug the fuel pump in the fues blows as soon as we crank it over. w...
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1JF52F02
Customer complaint is intermittent stalling. Have checked fuel pressure during event, injector keeps pulsing and coil is being triggered when car acts up. HAve found 1 coil with a shorted primary. Could this cause the fault or should I look some where else. M...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.8L Front brakes VIN: 1B4GR54L2W
Van appears to apply too much or prolonged pressure to front brakes while driving down hills. Rear brakes are adjusted properly. Customer does not ride the brakes, but they do get hot and start to fade.In the shop we are unable to get them to drag additionally...
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Transmission VIN: 1B7KF2361W
Need trans tech help. Cust complains of the trans surging, I would best describe it as the converter constantly hunting to engage and disengage. On a road test I did notice the Des Gov Press would be at 137psi and actual Gov Press would be around 63-68psi. But...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L crankshaft VIN: 1D7HA18N03
engine will not start after replacement found problems to be with the crank shaft sensor pick up 16 teeth vs 32 teeth is there a way to correct this with out replacing engine again ? reprogramming ? up-date ? thanks for your help david
1969 Ford MACH 1 MUST 351CID park lights VIN: 9F02M20849
was hoping that someone could provide further information or wiring schematics for this vehicle---when headlamps are turned on - the parking lamps shut off --parking lamps will work okay alone---thank you
1976 Ford Pickup F250 6.4L driveability
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1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU32X8P
hello group, hope someone can help. vehicle came in could barley drive,we checked fuel pressure,check codes,code for map sensor.have had lots of fords with same sympton,unplug maf runs fine replace sensor vehicle done,not this time. put a cardone on first then... Trouble codes: 159 (maf circuit)
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L spark knock VIN: 1FMDU34X8R
This Explorer Eng. has been rebuilts from the bottom up including new heads the only thing that didn't get replaced was the timing chain although it appear to be tight. It has a spark knock that I can't seem to get rid of I brought the special cam sensor setti...
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP62W5V
Hello everyone and thanks in advance for the help on this one. I have this Tbird that came in and the customer has been driving for a long time with the light on. We retrieved codes P0155 and P0135. These are for the sensor heater circuits on the #1 sensor on...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX18W5W
Please help. This truck is misfiring on cyls 3&5 with no fuel inj. puls on either cyl. I have replace all with new parts. spark plugs, plug wires,right side coil pack, cam sensor, crank sensor, pcm,and #3 fuel inj. This problem is intermittent. Happens often. Trouble codes: P0352, P0303, P0305
1992 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1GKFK16KXN
Thanks in advance, this truck acts up after it is hot with and idle surge and a high idle , up to 2000 rpm. i replaced the iac motor and base gasket and did not help . It does not have any codes in it . Mike [...]
1996 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 4.3L High Idle VIN: 2GTEK19W8T
This truck idles at 2000 rpm when the throttle is released when coming to stop. It will idle at about 2000 rpm until completely stopped. It even does this when shifting gears. No codes present or history
1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L Differential VIN: 2GTEK19R6W
has anybody put in a light duty 3/4 ton housing in one of these k1500's ?, what will I need to do it, appreciate any help, thanks!
1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L mix valve VIN: 1GKDT13W2W
This truck is equipped with the computerized climate control.Pressure check revealed normal high/low pressures. I noticed that the modes would not change from defrost to floor vents or bi-level. I traced the problem to the vacuum control solonoid. Now the mode...
1997 Honda Prelude 2.2L valve train VIN: JHMBB6147V
v-tec engine, ran 2L low of oil, very loud valve tick and cyl #3 misfire code (doesn't run rough). did a valve adjustment and made no differece. made a really good visual inspection and removed rocker asm. nothing out of the ordinary. could it be a valve seat ...
2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Rear End VIN: JHLRD1849Y
Hey there ya'all. I have one that is baffling, because of how the noise occurs. This is a Realtime 4wd (which translates to an ALL-time ALL wheel drive. There is a noise that sounds like a wheel bearing (high pitched growling sound) that only happens on tight ...
2000 Honda Passport LX 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S60M58WXY
Customer complaint of occasional extended crank and no start. Usually happens cold. Never fails for us. Fuel pressure is good. No TSB's , no archive info. Have any of you Honda specialist come across this? Any advise would be helpful. Thanks,
1985 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L courtesy lights VIN: SAJAY1347F
Car came in with dead battery, owner installed new bat and a week later it wouldn,t start.. Had it towed in and found cables real loose, tightened and charged battery.. It held up , voltage wise for 2 nights and then he called and asked us to look at interior ...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Brake lights VIN: SAJAX1248W
Hi 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 ...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L fail safe eng. mode VIN: SAJDA01C2Y
The message center displays Fial Safe Engine Mode with amber light. I've scanned with no codes stored, check engine light is not on. Car seems to run fine, I was told by a Jag tech @ the dealership that the brake light switch can cause this and is most likely ...
2000 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1J4FA29P1Y
Vehicle belongs to sister in laws husband. Began as intermittent no start 90 days ago but I could never get it to not start. Did crank sensor just in case it may have been cause as I have seen several be the cause of no starts on several brands of cars. Got ca...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Battery Drain VIN: WDBBA48D2G
I received this vehicle after the owner tried two other shops in an attempt to correct the problem. For several months the owner finds a completely drained battery after the car sits for a few days or longer. This car is not regularly driven and may sit unused...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start VIN: W487YUJF4V
Greetings to all Benz techs, I have a E320 that is killing me. Heres the scenario- vehicle towed in with a no start condition. Check the basics- has spark, has 40psi fuel pressure. Has no INJECTOR pulse- has power to injectors but no ground. So far I have repl...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WDBJF25H9X
Noise like a defective blower motor noted, sounds like a squeaking or chirping noise. Blower motor was replaced with OEM unit but the noise remains. Noise goes away when the fan motor is shut off, and occurs even at lower fan speeds, in fact it is more notica...
1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L unknown VIN: 1FAF2TE63R
I was wondering if anyone has had problems with the anti-theft shutting down the vehicle or is there a problem with a module that could be causing this no start? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Speedometer,transmission VIN: 1MEFM50UX2
Fellow techs, I have an 02 Sable that the analog speedometer drops to zero above 47 mph and has very firm to harsh shift points. I scanned for codes,P0552(power steering pressure switch shorted to grd or open) and P0452(fuel tank pressure sensor voltage below...
1992 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JA3XC47S4N
Vehicle looses spark from cylinders #1 and #5. Ignition wires are ohming out to 5.7ohms. Tachometer doesn't work until vehicle is reved up to higher rpms. When tach starts to work, cylinders 1 & 5 will spark as long as you rev the engine. However, if it is lef...
1986 Nissan D21 2.4L Surge VIN: 1N6ND1642G
when acclation over 2,700 rpm in gear or no lowed rpm up and down raped more acclation more it boggs down but stell rpm up and down. acclaton ok up to 2,700 rpm.what is suting down in the a reiv limert would do. Trouble codes: 23 (tps swich), 24 (tps swich), 42 (throttle position senser)
1993 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: JN1EB31F9P
This car runs great if driven everday. If parked it will run poor/slow/sluggish for a day. It has the idle search when a/c is on (only idle search one time when a/c cycle on or off). I have no Emission equipment nor does our dealership. I have a new OTC Genisy...
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
1993 Oldsmobile 88 Royale LS 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G3HY53LXP
Car came in this time for a tune up due to slight miss upon acceleration. Would run fine for about 5 mins at start up, then would act up. Before doing tune up I checked plugs and of 6 4 were white the other two were black. Replaced plugs with AC Delco, wires w...
1991 Plymouth Voyager 2.5L No Start VIN: 2P4GH25K0M
Hi techs: have this van that was towed to our shop from another shop. the problem is that the vehicle will crank but will not start. check for fuel and spark. spark ok but injector only dribbles enough gas to start and then shuts off again. both fuel pump and ...
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
1989 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 2.8L Stall VIN: 1G2WP14WXK
I have this car that is giving me some trouble. When it is started cold it runs fine but when warm dies out. It may restart but when throttle is pressed it dies. Sometimes it may not restart unless you hold brake pedal down or unplug Alternator. If I plug Alt....
1998 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G2JB124XW
posting for my buddy,Got a wierd one. Engine cranks normal will not start. Plugs black and sooty. Engine compression is fine, cranking vacume 8inches but pulse width on cranking is 22 ms with a 99 engine temp. All basics coverd. Crank sensor was replaced and m...
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L surge at slight acce VIN: 1G2WP52K1X
customer brought car back today said it was skipping. after test drive found out that was not skipping but had a surge upon slight accel. it is felt more with slight grade about 45-60 with trans locked up. first impulse is egr pulsating but on scanner doesn`t ...
1993 Saab 9000 CD 2.3L No Start, Alarm Sounds VIN: YS3CK45B9P
Greetings !! We are trying to locate the antitheft module (well any helpfull info) on this vehicle anti-theft system. Alldata, Saabnet, and a Bentley manual doesn't seem to help.Even IATN didnt help me on this one. This was a recovered theft in where airbag...
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...
1997 Saturn SC1 1.9L Electrical system VIN: 1G8ZJ5279U
Hi guys! This Saturn drove in with a customer complaint that at times the electrical system is dead when they try to start it. They had cleaned all the terminals they could find before they brought it to me and I rechecked their work. This is intermittant an...
1999 Saturn SC2 1.9L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1G8ZR1274X
This vehicle came in with a bucking problem while cruising or accelerating. I have been able to duplicate it slightly one time. The above parts were replaced during tune up previously. The #1 coil had been arcing through the module so I replaced it also. MAP w...
1987 Toyota Corolla DLX 1.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1NXAE87GOH
This car came in with a crank no start. Has good fuel pressure (34 psi). |Has good spark. Had no injector pulse. Backprobed STA,THW, and Ne at ECU all were good. Backprobed IGt at ECU and car started. Now car starts but wont idle, have to hold down gas pedal t...
1994 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Radio securtiy code VIN: 411GK12W0R
Hi can someone help me out. I dropped the ball when servicing battery I lost the radio and I could use some help in finding out how get the radio code. It has a cassette player and on the front of the radio it has the number on face of 11807. Customer purchase...
1997 Toyota Tercel CE 1.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT2AC52L4V
hello everone.I have this toyota tercel I replaced the engine in back in february.all was well until last week car came in with a very high idle (1500-1900 rpm).Ive checked all the vacum lines all attatched and no leaks found. the thing trowing me on this car ...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVW1G2GFSY
hi everyone this jetta is a pain in the but mainly due to no equipment only snap on scanner and mithell. anyway the code set cannot remember but there is only two for this concern.the code is for the fuel management system at its rich limit and cannot lean ou...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L turn signals VIN: WVHTH63B72
good morning: customer brought car in complaining of the turnsignal flashers comming on by itself, and flashing fast, on the dash indicators. she does not know if they are flashing outside or not. checked the 4 way switch, and it works ok. could not duplicate...
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L overdrive VIN: YV1TS90D7Y
Hey folks, I have a Volvo here thats giving me fits. It came in with a p1618/p0751 Shift Solenoid "A" stuck off. I went through all the tests at the computer, ohming out all the solenoids and sensors I could. I found the input speed sensor to be at 2.9Mohms.. ...

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1993 Audi 100 2.8L 3-4 slip-failsafe at operating temp only VIN: WAUAJ84A1P
Dropped this one off at the locAL Audi dealer only to be told after a week that the trans was 'fine' Within a day of it being back it was acting up again. Code for 'out of range' trans was set. Time to dump it at auction. Thanks for everyones help and suggesti...
1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L blower VIN: WAUBA24B4W
Thanks to all This car has not come back to install new part. The code was in the old unit. When the customer comes back we will have the code. Thank you for your time Andy
1998 Audi A4 2.8L shift engagement VIN: WAUGD28D5W
This vehicle got fixed by replacing the valve body. We purchased a used valve body from Slauson Transmission parts. There phone number is [...]. I had received one response, which recommended checking the accumulator valve. Did not have the patience to ...
2000 Audi A4 1.8L camshafts VIN: WAUAC28D8Y
i want to thank everyone who responded. well, taking the head back off and sending to a different machine shop to be linebored wasn't what i had in mind, but it did fix the problem. thanks again to all who responded and i hope to help you all out when i can.
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L radiator VIN: WBABK8323V
Well that was easy, after 15 of you guys explained how to do it. The 'trick' is to push down on center tab of clip while prying finger of clip out of recess on top of radiator. I had tried this, along with a number of variations but was reluctant to apply too ...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L Alarm VIN: WBADD6327V
Car is fixed, I recieved no help on this one. Replaced FIS
1965 Buick RIVIERA 7.0L master cylinder VIN: 494475H942
Greetings: The 65 Riviera is well on its way to completion. It is, as several have stated, a fairly uncomplicated procedure. I am using a Bendix dual master cylinder for a 1967 Riviera with 4 wheel power drum brakes. It mates directly to the original 1965 powe...
1995 Cadillac Fleetwood 5.7L Safety VIN: 1G6KD52B35
THanks for responding to my help request. I am pleased to report that this vehicle has been successfully repaired and returned to the customer. The audible warning box had an internal short that would cause it to beep when the customer turned on his headligh...
1971 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396CID Electronic VIN: 136371R117
Thanks to all who responded and faxed diagrams. Especially Al for the detailed page with each component and what it did. BTW the anti-dieseling and blocking relays are behind the glove box and to get there you take the dash pad off (not as bad as it sounds, ju...
1984 Chevrolet S10 2.8L No Start VIN: 1GCCS148LE
We had a very hard time finding a correct wiring diag. that we could use. Thia was a non- computerized truck with a remote coil. I used alldata, old manuals, and old GM manuals and none had good diag.(should have called alldata and had them fax some, my fault)...
1989 Chevrolet Corsica 2.0L torque converter VIN: 1G1LT5411K
Thanks to all the IATN team members who replied. The recommended fix was to replace the TCC solenoid. I did so and the problem was resolved. My long time customer was all to happy to pay me for this fix rather than a tranny rebuild. I really appreciate everyon...
1989 Chevrolet R2500 Suburban Scottsdale 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNGR26NXK
thank you for all your help, the fix for this one was injectors. the injectors were from the wrong motor, we replaced injectors and updated prom. truck runs great. thank you for all idea's and assistance again. Trouble codes: 44 (exhaust lean).
1990 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L voltmeter VIN: 1G1YY2382L
with the several replies at hand we decided that there was nothing wrong with the car. the condition was normal. thanks to all who replied. jim
1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GNEL19W3W
Hello everyone. Sorry to say I was not able to repair this vehicle. I got the van back in one more time and I checked all I've done and even disabled the rear brakes but still no change. Since it only pulls when you quickly tap the pedal but not when 'normal' ...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GE4R5T6TX
Sorry for the long delay, the oxygen sensor code was fairly easy- The wire had rubbed through on the right side frame rail causing the code to not clear. all is well. The trans code was cleared and did not return, thanks to all
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Speedo, ABS, trans VIN: 1GKDM19W1X
Thanks again to all that replied. Here is how it went, I hooked up my multi meter a the VCM input from the VSS and was able to note a pattern on my road test. When I stomped on the gas the signal dropped out, every time. Every time up untill that point it was ...
1985 Chrysler LeBaron 2.2L Oil pressure gauge VIN: 1C3BC55G2F
After all the additional testing, the problem seems to be in the digital 'head'. Mechanical oil pressure tests revealed in spec (but lower than I like to see) readings Voltage checks at the sender and pull-down module were what would be expected. A Laser dash ...
1992 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B4GH44R2N
thanks for the help and the time you guys took to reply, I replace the pcm and the problem went away. thanks
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Unknown VIN: 1B4GP44G0Y
Thanks to everyone that has taken the time to assist me in resolving this issue. It appears that we used the incorrect fluid for this vehicle. I can't believe that it didnt dawn on us to check the type of ATF this vehicle took. Regardless of that fact, I per...
1995 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FALP67L5S
You all were correct, once the cat. got hot(about 3 hours of running) I guess the Catalitic cone inside would callapse creating back pressure and melting the hoses. So we replaced the catalitic convertor and seems to be o.k. it pass the koer test and no servic...
1997 Ford Aerostar 3.0L compressor VIN: 1FTDA14UXV
Thanks for all the great replys. A compressor fixed the problem. I suppected it was the compressor but the official ford repair manual did not give that as an option.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L park lamps VIN: 1FTNX21S3X
to fix this truck i started out by pulling the dash apart and look at harnees for light switch, it was fine no evidence of melting. so i then cut of the wiring i put in. park light still on with switch off. then i started going thru the wiring that somelse had...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5527Y
Well after checking responses this morning and seeing none that we could check out, I had forgot to mention in my original post that we did check mode 6 and got no good info from the same on the missfires, we also had cleaned the maf sensor wires. Well with a ... Trouble codes: P0300.
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FAF36331W
after reading all the good advice i got i installed a coil pack and seems good now no lite runs well. thanks for all the help guys
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L pats VIN: 1FAFP33P62
Thanks for all of the suggestions to fix this car. It is fixed, we shipped it to the dealer. The dealer was not pinpointing the no start. After we told them the fuel pump works and the gas was clean they took it another day and got it running. They only charge...
1999 GMC Safari SL 4.3L drive train VIN: 1GKEL19W9X
I would like to thank everyone who gave me input I did follow the service bulletin and so far so good.
2000 GMC c6500 7.4L park brake VIN: 1GDJ7H1D5Y
Thanks for several good suggestions,a couple of people mentioned looking for GM factory info on ebay,I'll try that.For now Shopkey faxed me the info I needed,the problem with that is you have to know what to ask for (hard to fax a whole book).I found out that ...
1990 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start VIN: JHMED3644L
Well that was some great help.The main/efi relay was the culprit.I installed a Honda relay and gave it a few days to confirm the repair.They could almost call the relay and anti-theft relay as it is buried!!I recieved about 95% confirmation that it was likely ... Trouble codes: #1, #16.
1993 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start
Hi all , just a note to let you know that an igniter fixed our civic.I got it from the dealer for about $115 Canadian. My sincere thanks to all who replied. Ted.
1988 Jaguar XJS C 5.3L dead battery VIN: SAJNA5848J
thanks for all your help this problem is going to be there till the problem causes a visual problem but thanks anyway.
1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Cooling System VIN: SALX1744SC
The fix was replacing the thermostat, but the symptoms were not like a bad thermostat. I drove the car about 10 miles with no overheating, but in warmer weather with the A/C on the gauge would stay in the normal position for about 15 minutes of driving, and in...
1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L abs module VIN: SAJKX6745T
Thanks to Robert, Bill, David and Justin for responding. All said to test the wheel speed sensors. Tests at the control module were inconclusive, so we tested each sensor at its plug in to the main harness. All tested fine, so we are sending the customer to th...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Drivers door VIN: SAJHX1245W
The door is open thanks for help from Ken [...]. It took a while because the plastic anti theft cover is in the way. We were able to take a long hose removal tool & lift up on the latch pawl to release the door. We found that the actuator was jammed in the l...
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L timing belt VIN: KNDJA7230Y
Thanks to Alfred and Danny; this particular one had jumped the belt and not bent anything. I just temporarily re-aligned the marks with the old belt and she started right up and ran great. You guys hit it right on the head! Now back to work and replace some pa...
1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SALJY1247T
Replaced throttle position sensor and fault did not return.also since this help request was posted, another vehicle came in wtith the same problem. replaced tps and fault did not return. thanks for all your help. ken
2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L engine VIN: SALTY15422
Hello Group, Of course, a very big thank you to all that replied. This was a strange one. To re-cap, this car had 3 problems. Two of them produced the same symptom. As I said in my update post, the code for the MIL was caused by a faulty fuel cap. Moving on ...
2003 Lincoln Town Car Executive L 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNHM84WX3
Hello All, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you on this car. Most responses were for the IAC Valve. This was not the problem. We found that the vehicle was still under factory warranty. (Executive L Models have a 100k mi. warranty). After a week of the... Trouble codes: P0320.
1998 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Surge VIN: 1YVGF22D2W
I want to thank everyone for their excellent suggestions. One reply suggested a wiring harness problem, another suggested a mass airflow problem, and another suggested neutral switch. I connected a scope to the signal wire on the tps and drove on and off for a... Trouble codes: P0108, P0123.
1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Starting VIN: JM1BJ2222X
hello and thanks for the help. you will not beleave this one after lots of thinking, I thought that if every time i turn off the switch and try it again it trys to start. could it be a relay, took relay panel next to the batt. apart and i found 3 wires not mak...
1975 Mercedes-Benz 280C 2.7L inop VIN: 1140731210
Well as usual I was given some great advice, I ran the speedo with a drill and found a potmetal gear that is pressed on a shaft was slipping and not running the odometer, so as I had 2 heads to work with I thought I would try to repair one, I drilled a small h...
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