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1996 Audi A6 2.8L cooling fans VIN: WAUJA84A1T
customer came in with complaint that vehicle overheated to the 4th notch when she was sitting in traffic in chicago. she said her coolant level was fine and as soon as she started moving, the engine cooled down to normal. she also said the a/c is blowing cold,...
1995 BMW 318i 1.8L conv.top VIN: WBABK5326S
Good morning BMW techs.I have a customer which came in with an inop ragtop.The rear panel had been pried closed.I released the top with the lever under the rear seat and retimed everything.Now the top works,but occasionally it will stop working and I get a cod...
1997 Buick Riviera 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4GD2216V
need help cannot get code po341 to go away, have run all pinpoint test for code, pulled down to check for missing magnet, was there but replaced anyway,ignition module has been replaced, continuity short to ground short to power has been checked all good, numb...
1988 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L RPM limited VIN: 2GTEC19K6J
I'm new, and this is my demon... After rebuilding the engine in a customer's 88 C-1500 (K code 350), the RPM won't rise above about 3000. Exhaust was disconnected, fuel pressure is 14 psi., timing light installed shows spark when engine shuts down. Vehicle act...
1993 Chevrolet Camaro Indianapolis 500 Pace Car 5.7L Surge VIN: 2G1FP22PXP
Thank you for your time. What I really need is the milliseconds of on time for the injectors at hot idle. This one is running 4 milliseconds and is setting with block learn at 108. I have checked scan data again and again and can find no reason for the rich ru...
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 & ...
1996 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L compressor not ingauged VIN: 2G1FP22K3T
Compressor clutch does not in gauge. No codes system full. AC switch in dash good, has power to ECM terminal #62 with AC switch on. Relay checks good and power on both pink wires, jump relay and compressor runs. ECM not grounding relay. Installed snap on scann...
1997 Chevrolet S10 2.2L fuel gauge VIN: 1GCCS1441V
fuel gauge stays at empty,has full tank,disconnect sending unit,stills stays at empty,hooked up scan tool shows 98%.ground purple wire from buffer module to pcm and scan tool info drops to 0%.cut wire to gauge,gauge goes past full,used tester,gauge ok.any body...
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 16NDX03E8W
The vehicle has an intermittent stalling problem. The scanner shows a misfire on cylinders 1 thru 5. I replaced the coil pack and module, swapped plug wires, and smoke tested the vacuum system for leaks. Revving the engine in park will eventually make it stall... Trouble codes: 171 (lean bank 1 exhaust)
2000 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Evaporator VIN: 2C3HE66G3Y
I'm really stuck on this one. Vehicle arrived in the shop on a mild day with A/C inop. Checked pressure and found system low. Using a Bacharach / Yokogawa H10pm leak detector I located leaks at evaporator and compressor body. Performance was good (35 degree te...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L security VIN: 1B4GP54LXT
van will randomly start and stall within 3 secs. it happened once and i went to the customers house with my scan tool and the BCM would not resopond. we noticed the alarm set light was flashing. then the next morning it started normally and with the scanner we...
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L rear brakes VIN: 3B7KF223C3
rear brakes locking
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B4GP44R6T
Hello Guys an Girls I have this storm in my shoulder eating me up. It came to me after it stopped running while driving owner claims. He replaced the crank sensor coz it had stopped on him before this. When I checked it out I had no cam signal. I replace it an...
1997 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4B3AU52N5V
Hesitation on acceleration, rough idle, reaccuring code PO300, multiple cylider misfire. Car has new cap, rotor, plugs, wires, EGR valve (OEM). Trouble codes: P0300
2000 Dodge Durango 5.9L oil pan
Help me please dodge guys. My uncle from texas(i am in iowa) came up for the 4th of july weekend. On the way up, he was running later than normal, so he called last night. When he called, he mentioned to us that he needed his durango worked on. When i jacked t...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L Steering VIN: 2B8GP44G61
Got a weird one here. This van makes a shudder/vibration and a little noise when you turn the wheel quickly at idle. As soon as you rev up the motor to about 1,100 rpm the problem goes away! I think if I would put a smaller size pulley on the power steerin...
1989 Ford LTD Crown Victoria S 5.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FABP73FXK
No Start condition to measure or monitor,Starts & Quits,Checked Spark,looks appearant not strong but present,Fuel delivery at fuel rail,Black smoke out of exhaust before a NO-START Condition,Left Catalytic Convertor,Heated up red Hot excessively,Car Sat Idle f...
1997 Ford Aerostar 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDA31U0V
This vehicle came in for a MIL light on complaint. I scanned and found a code P0340, CAM Sensor. I scoped the signal at the sensor (3 wire, hall effect) and had no signal. I replaced the sensor (aftermarket) and now have a signal. I test drove and on the secon... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Sensor Fault)
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L suspension VIN: 1FALP52U3V
Car has kluning noise from front suspenion. noise is no present when 1st driving car, you need to drive it for about a half hour 1st, than it makes the noise when turning, or going into drive way at random time. The ball joints tie rod ends & stabilizer links ...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5528Y
Hey Guys, having a problem with this taurus and not real sure where to go. Hopefully you all can give me a little insight. This car came in last week with a p0133 & p1131 codes(b1s1 O2 showing lean). I checked fuel pressure, vacuum leaks, and scan tool data. A...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L compressor VIN: 1FTSW31F1Y
While doing a normal service the customer ask me to ck his ac. His complaint was that on a hot day going up a hill with his trailer hooked up the inside air temp would go hot when the fan clutch engauged. The truck temp gauge did not show any heating problem. ...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FAFP5522Y
stalls when coming to a stop,came in for a mil light on no running coimplaints. after repairing pcv hose and motorvac car left and came back 2 days later dieing at stops. we feel the priblem may be related to the motorvac but we can find no codes. thanks mark
2000 GMC Savana 3500 6.5L Stall VIN: 1GTHG35F9Y
van stalls at cruise on the hwy. does not happen often enough to pinpoint. always starts back up. have checked all i can. anyone seen this before? Thanks!
1989 Honda Accord DX 2.0L almost all systems VIN: JHMCA5545J
Hello, This is my personal car. When I turn key to off after I have been driving, it takes the dash lites,power accessoriesand engine 20-30 seconds to shut down.They do NOT shut off quickly. They fade out real slow. also my passenger headlamp is real dim at al...
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L comressor VIN: 1HGES2OH77
I have this civic that the compressor runs all the time even with a/c swich off I am getting ground signal to the pressure swich all the time I have unplugged ecm, multiplex box still have ground signal to swich! I need to know where ground signal comes from! ...
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SB82B21
Hyundai Guru's - Need Help with a PO171 Lean bank 1 code. Smoke test showed no vac leaks. Freeze frame info: ST 12.7%, LT 12.5%, 28% calc load, 35mph. Verified this condition on road test and in neutral at 2500rpm and idle. Cannot check fuel psi unfortunately ... Trouble codes: P0171
1998 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Harmonic ballancer VIN: JM1TA221XW
Car came in with engine noise. Did visual inspection and found crank pulley moving around. Replaced timing belt and harmonic ballancer, with aftermarket (Dorman). Two days later we get a call from customer, started making same noise. We have her bring it in an...
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L MIL Lamp on, ASR LIGHT ON VIN: WDBFA76E5R
vechicle been at dealer, was told required ea/isc/ cruise module, install new module, vechicle still only accelerate on right side.codes are 06 and 38. sho key & alldata no help ,check out switch lock out for resistance, found ok any help would be greatly appr... Trouble codes: 06 (isc ea), 38 (isc ea)
1996 Mercedes-Benz C200 1997CC Dash lights VIN: WDB2020802
Don't have much data on this one...no pin out or circuit diagram. 2 dash panel lights not working(and not illuminating gauges) illumination of vent controls ok...LED display in dash OK... + - dimmer switch working. Illumination to hazard switch & centre consol...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG 4.3L no power at A/C compressor VIN: WBDHA33G2W
Hi MB-Techs & Fellows ! This C43 AMG Mercedes suddendly has no A/C anymore.After long time intermittent A/C inop.Now at last give up the job. Check all fuses relate to A/C & all were OK.Give direct pos. power to the blue wire to A/C clutch & it cool nice. No p...
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L ac inop VIN: 1MEFM50UIX
Hello Techs, I usually don't get involved with electrical wiring circuits with out good wiring diagrams. I'm trying to help out this single mom and her young child, it's hot in Texas. This is what I need help with. There is no A/C operation on this car. The co...
1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport ES 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4LS31P2W
thanks in advance guys. vehicle came in with check eng. lamp on.pulled code p0510,(closed throtle switch)wich is integrated into t.p.s. switch tested ok,but replaced it anyway as suspect. vehicle returned with m.i.l.on again,code p0510. tested switch operation... Trouble codes: P0510 (closed throtle position switch circuit malfunction)
1978 Nissan 280Z 2.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: H1S3042847
Hey guys, I have not seen to many of these old Z cars, unfortunatley Im not that familar with them, vehicle runs great, except for failing the idle portion of state emission test, the under load readings were well below standards. Fuel pressure is on spec, coo...
1991 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1RZ26H6M
CAr was towed in for starter replacement, no big deal. We raised car and starter is hanging, one bolt hole is striped. We installed starter and car cranks normal but won't start. Fuel pressure ok, injector signal ok but no spark. Crank sensor signal ok. Power ...
1996 Nissan Pickup 2.4L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N65D11Y5T
Hi - This truck has been losing power literally for years, loses power and idles only. Try to accelerate and it feels like a low rpm 'rev limiter'(2 mph max) every few weeks. I replaced the CTS last fall and all good for 3 months. Back again for same thing, I ...
2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L cooling system VIN: 5NIED28Y41
This trucks coming in from a local dealer who couldn't explain the coolant loss. Customer found the coolant overflow would go empty every few days.We have verified this. Two days after our oil change, we found coolant definitely in the oil,but with the kind of...
1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G3NL54U7K
Hello Guys I'm new to this sight and Iwould be very happy for the help. the car I'm working on had all the work done to it before i got it. I've checked fuel pressure and vaccuum.all the goundsBlock learn stays at 120 and intergator switches between 110 and 80... Trouble codes: 45 (rich exhaust)
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.8L Starting VIN: 1G3WH52K7X
Howdy there! Got this Intrigue that wouldnt start this morning, after backing out of garage owner came back out to leave and it made no clicks or any other noises, all instrument lights and head lights bright but no crank. Before the wrecker arrived he tried i...
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WP52K72
Hello Techs, This Grand Prix has a seemingly simple problem. Hesitation , Stall , SES lite and Code 102 (Mass Air Flow). Tap on the MAF and she stalls or hesitates. Replace the Sensor(aftermarket, remann) and Guess What ? Same problem ! Get another one and , y... Trouble codes: P0102
2004 Suzuki BALENO jxr 1600CC burn headgaskit VIN: P980765883
the vehicle burn head gaskit due to overheating and i replace the head gaskit. and tuning the engine, that is cleaning throttle body, spark plugs.starting the vehicle easily but run not easily on road. this is required more power of engine to run on road. i wi...
1992 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Unknown VIN: 4T1SK12ESN
Hello Techs, We've got this 92 Camry with a hard vibration at 50-60mph. Vibration is gets worse under acceleration. Vehicle recently had two new tires so we suspected tires and possibly bent wheel. After rotating and balancing did not help we put all four whee...
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4T1BG22K11
I've got this Toyota thats kinda weird it runs great 99% of the time no codes no check engine light ever. Every once in awhile it will stall at a light then idle very low/bad . if you give it some gas it runs good then once it starts doing this in will do it u...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L battery light VIN: 3VWSP69M14
This beast has a battery light that is on and won't charge. The alternator has been replaced and same problem exist. After checking the wiring, we have battery voltage from the DFI to the alternator DFM terminal and the battery light circuit is working. This t...
1997 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5640V
Confounded by this vehicle. Clear the code and within 10 miles MIL back on. No discernable vacuumn leaks. Replaced O2 sensor - no change (sensor functions perfectly). Tried new MAF- no difference. Volvo-specific scanner doesn't help with fault listings.Cn you ... Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean bank 1)

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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L evaporator VIN: WBAGJ8329V
Received three replies. One said he had not done an evap., but had done blower motors ,which was 'about half way to an evap.& no picnic, requireing entire dash removal'. One replied that it was a major job, requireing complete HVAC unit removal & teardown,for ...
1992 Buick Roadmaster Limited 5.7L battery light VIN: 1G4BT5374N
Repalced NAPA alt with a Westling reman (known good rebuilder) Charges great, and I am sure there are no other problems with the circuit. Thanks for the replies, I agree with the ones saying get a good alt, the only reason we used NAPA to begin with was it was...
1989 Cadillac Eldorado 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6EL5788F
The computers and proms we were using were all supplied by the customer. One person suggested we had the wrong year model. That error was on our invoice and the customer assures me he ordered the parts for the correct year model. After extensive testing I stil... Trouble codes: 51 (Prom Error Code).
1989 Chevrolet Beretta 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: IMCVDE22H9
Thanks to all who responded many of you confirmed my suspicions it is the injectors i would have went with tcc accept that as i said in the original post the tcc was unplugged and it still ran very erratically after it warmed up even without moving just sittin...
1994 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.1L Stall VIN: 1GNDU06D3R
Hi Group, Sorry for closing this fix late, as many of you suggested to check the catallic converter, they were right on the money. I have never thought that it get clogged to that extent. I undid the front pipe and the vehicle was running fine, so I replaced t...
1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBJG31RXX
Guys, Thaks for all your help.I repaired the ground at the thermostat housing and replaced both front O2 sensors.Customer drove the truck for two weeks without experiencing the problem.Customer had a fender bender with truck and totaled it. I assume it was fix... Trouble codes: P0131, P0151.
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1GBDM19W1Y
Pressure regulator fixed this one! Hard to believe it wasnt leaking all the time! Most replies hit it! thanks for the help to all that replied! Mike
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, idle drop out VIN: 1GNEC16T91
If I didn't see it and do it myself I wouldn't have believed this fix. 4 of the 5 replies said to either flat out clean the throttle valve/body or check throttle valve and ISC motor and then also clean the throttle body. One replay said to test plastic intake ...
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L a/c drive belt VIN: 1GNEC16ZX2
1992 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3XV66L5N
Well, finally got it figured out. Guys thanks for all the help with this thing. What finally happened is that it died and for once refused to restart. Every other time this thing would immediatly come back to life. While checking for the no start condition, we... Trouble codes: 21 (o2 sensor shorted or open), 35 (egr solenoid circuit shorted or open).
1996 Dodge Caravan LE 3.3L mil / abs/ air bag all on & turn signals / blower VIN: 2P4GP45R4T
Hello, fixed and solved. After some assistance from Mark B from Mark's Auto Service in Oakville, we made heads and tales of the wire diagrams some from Alldata and some from Mitchell. The we traced wire right from ign switch, through junction block to PDC, and...
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Hyper Power Steering VIN: 1B7KF26D2V
Consensus is that it's a bad steering box or blocked fluid return. Thanks for responding, I'll keep you posted when it gets done.
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7KF2360Y
Well we finally have this one repaired.We didn't get a lot of replies(thanks to those that did) so we proceeded very cautiously.What we found was a loss of power(voltage)to the transfer pump.We checked all powers and grounds to the e.c.m. and loaded each circu... Trouble codes: P1688, P0230.
2000 Dodge Dakota 4.7L No Start, NO BUS VIN: 1B7GL22N1Y
thanks to all of you for giving me fresh ideas.it turns out i had a defective cam sensor.i had some extra work to do because this vehicle came from another shop.fyi there is a tsb for this year of engine,the cam sensor can come in contact with the gear. thanks...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L lifters VIN: 1FTEE1427V
I'm going to call this a fix, although it's not reassembled. we pulled the pan and found right front connecting rod bent and the noise was the piston skirt hitting the balance shaft. pieces of skirt were in the pan as well. responses were to replace push rods ...
1997 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L front brakes VIN: 2FALP74W7V
I am thankfull for all the help and am glad it is fixed, it also answered a couple questions i had on a couple vehicles a couple years ago, both of these i had put on thermoquiet pads and both felt like i had less brakes and i never got it better, the fix than...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L balance shaft VIN: 1FTEE1428V
well this ones done, the replies recieved for once were not much help but my conclusion is that the proceedure is used for both jobs (replacing timing set or balance shaft). you certainly dont have to remove the balance shaft or drive gear to do the timing cha...
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L No Start, HARD START VIN: 1FDKF38F0V
Thanks for all the replies, there was a lot of good input. Sometimes you just have to stick with the basics. With the info we had, we bit the bullet and installed another new hi pressure pump. We used the same new regulator and it cut injector response to 5 se...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on, LOW FUEL PRESSURE VIN: 1FAFP52U3W
the customer with this vehicle has not returned. i can not give any helpful information at this time. Trouble codes: P0232, P0455.
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 3FAKP1136X
We really missed an easy fix on this one and i apoligize for wasting a lot of everyones time on this one. I called a friend at the Ford dealership and told him what we had done to the vehicle and the first question he asked was if we had disconnected the batte...
1999 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Engine Idle VIN: 1FMYU24E7X
Thank you to all who helped. We replaced the upper and lower intake gaskets. Cleared the code and are continuing to road test. Idle seems to be fine and no check engine light has returned. Thanks again Michael H.
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Compressor Clutch VIN: 3FAKP1133Y
Yes, It's Fixed. The problem was the CCRM (Constant Control Relay Module). This is located under the air filter. It's a module with a 24 pin connector and from the responces I got it is a common problem. A special thanks to Stephen from Tenn. & Adam from Orego...
2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Overheats VIN: 1FAFP40432
Had a few replies but not much help. Turns out there is no high speed fan on this model, only one fan speed. I was able to borrow an identical Mustang and found that the fan on my control specimen seemed to move a lot more air than the one on my problem child.... Trouble codes: P1285 (Engine overheat detected).
1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L Stall, NO CODES VIN: 1GKFK16R4X
THANKS to those that sent their info on this truck. The customer picked truck up and did not want to spend any more money.
1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L d4 light VIN: 1HGCB7243N
ok thanks for all the helpful replies there was a soda or somthing spilled in the shifter area so i took it apart and cleaned it all up still have a d4 light checked all grounds to the ecm and at controller all were ok as most replied there was a burnt circuit...
2004 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L drivers window VIN: 2HKF92464T
As suggested in replies the speed Pluse sensor was ba. 6 wires going to the motor 4 are for this function on checking for pulse signal found none replaced motor assembly fixed problem thanks guys.
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45DX1
Thanks for the information on the strange Codes. Communication or CAN codes are still relitivly new to me. Thanks again !! Trouble codes: P00, 081 (u3118-), U3118, C0300.
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Evaporator core VIN: WDBFA66E7N
I would like to thank all the techs that replied. Everyone was very helpful. The opinions and sugesstion varied on my question. Some said take the steering lock out, others said drop the steering column and finally, some said just leave it alone. I went with t...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Thanks to iATN members for the Direction that I was seeking. A couple of members explained how cycling the key would allow the MT2500 to clear the codes. Had I known that at the time the car was at the shop; I would have cleared the codes and roadtested to s... Trouble codes: P0341 (Camshaft position sensor), P0300 (random missfire), P0304 (missfire 4 cylinder), P3002, P0303 (missfire 3 cylinder).
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L drive train VIN: WDBHA23G5W
I finially fixed this beast, thanks to your help. I checked the insulation above the drive shaft and it was rubbing up towards the ft of the shaft, I just pulled out that section above the ft coupler. thanks for the help.
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L compressor only runs for a few seconds VIN: JA4MW51RO1
Hey guys the compresor on this truck was very noisy so I replaced it and it took care of the blinking light. Thank you for your help. Mitch
1993 Plymouth Voyager SE 3.3L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1P4GH54RXL
hello all, thanks for all the replies. dave from oregon hit right. the crank sensor was out of adjustment. although we had adjusted it and replaced it twice we just never got it adjusted correctly. after pulling the sensor out to inspect the flywheel i reinsta...
1989 Pontiac Tempest 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on
hello the fix for this car was that there was vaccum leak under the intake , repaired leak and all is fine. thanx for all the help Trouble codes: 44 (exhuast lean), 45 (exhaust rich).
1989 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 2.8L Stall VIN: 1G2WP14WXK
Everyone but me seem to know what the problem was. I OHM checked all injectors when hot. I found #3 cylinder injector with only two OHM's of resistance. Replaced Inj. now running like new. Thanks All!
1993 Saab 9000 CD 2.3L No Start, Alarm Sounds VIN: YS3CK45B9P
Thanks to Frederick,Mark,David,Michael,Andy,Daniel, and Robert for your replies. Anti-Theif Modlule is indeed to the right of the glove box (A yellow plastic critter).I removed the glove box to access it. A turn of the drivers door key lock key to off shut...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L OBDII Readiness VIN: YS3EF48EXX
Thanks to Martinus from Massachusetts. His suggestion to look at the coolant temp was the needed clue to make the fix. I observed with my scanner that the coolant temp was in low 180 range. Somtimes rising to the high 190 degree range. The Long term fuel tri...
1999 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L A.T. at temp light VIN: 4S3BD6757X
The fix was to repair the open in the trans temp sensor circuit. I received only one reply, but as it turns out, Doug's info is EXACTLY was I was looking for (thanks Doug!) Using the strange procedure outlined by Doug (see his reply for the procedure), I w...
1992 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4T1VK12W2N
we have finally fingered this one out! we found the wire for the solenoid on the power steering pump was not connected, the cooling fan was spinning slow, once connected the fan ran faster and cooled the engine compartment, no more vapor lock has happened, tha...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSC29M6X
The majority of you guys pointed to the ignition system. Spark output was between 8 and 10 kv on all cylinders. The coil pack towers plug wires and internal plug resistence all ohm'd ok. Luckily yesterday a beetle with same motor came in. I borrowed the coil p... Trouble codes: 16684 (random misfire detected), 16685 (cylinder 1 misfire), 16688 (cylinder 4 misfire).
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L shifting VIN: WVWPD63B82
The fix was to send this car back to the dealer for a new transmission under warranty. The replies led me to believe that the Tiptronic system had nothing to do with the symptoms that I had, although it is obvious that the customer has that to look forward t...
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