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1999 Audi A6 2.8L tiptronic VIN: WAUDA24B8X
Hi Audi-Techs & fellows ! Have this Audi -cust. come here for the first time.It comes from another shop after they did not have the scanner to further diagnostic.Unfortnately is also new for me. Perform test drive & found it's jumping through the lower gears.T...
1987 BMW 535i 3.5L ac blower VIN: WBADC7408H
when pushing ac compressor button blower blows at high speedno matter what position the blower switch is in blower works ok in the heating mode. ac blower motor and the resistors are new .any ideas thanks
1990 Cadillac Eldorado 4.5L a/c,bcm VIN: 1G6EL1339L
Tech in our shop replaced compressor,drier,orifice tube,added 3oz of oil,evacuated & recharged system with r-12.Delivered car & 2 days later customer returned with code #b447=low refrigerant.Searched for service bulletins and found about updated prom for this ...
1990 Cadillac Eldorado 4.5L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6EL1333L
Hi techs, I'm having a bit of a problem with a 1990 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz. Customer brought car in saying it would cut off while he was driving and had done so several times. Check engine light was on with codes 41 and either 52 or 58 i had forgotten and ... Trouble codes: 41 (CAM Sensor not reading), 52, 0R, 58 (Long-term ECM Memory code)
1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6CD5331L
Trying to blink out codes. Have done it many times on other GM's. I am jumping A and B terminals, like Chilton's says, codes will not blink. The MIL lamp self-tests at KOEO. Am I doing something wrong? I have 5 volts across A and B with my DVOM. Is there a com...
1997 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance 4.6L altenator VIN: 1G6KE52Y8V
I have this caddy which the altenator is not charging.I tested for battery voltage at the main lug on the alt. and i do have battery voltage.I then procedded to check for voltage at the two wire connector on the alt. and I do not have any voltage on either wir...
1990 Chevrolet G20 Chevy Van 5.7L module VIN: 2GCEG25K3L
keeps burning modules tune up done dist replaced twice grounded dist too block problem intermiten no start long carnk time map sen replaced and fuel pump within last year
1990 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2G1WL54T5L
vehicle ame into our shop with a no start condition. performed routine diagnostics and found that there was no injector pulse. determined that ignition module was bad and replaced. vehicle starts ok most of the time. seems to have loop at idle. checked for any...
1992 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2G1WL54T8N
Hello everyone, The initial problem I encountered with this car is it would die coming to a slow stop. It would sometimes not start unless you slightly depressed the gas pedal. I replaced IAC and now it does not die, but sometimes it won't start, especially af...
1993 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 7.4L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1GKGK26N3P
Hello TECHS, Good day this one have me stunned.This truck would start and stall after about 20 minutes. When this happens there is no injector pulse. If you spray fuel into the intake it would start right up every time.I got my trouble tree and it directed me ... Trouble codes: 42 (EST Problem)
1994 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 6.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCHK39F2R
truck has had this problem for several months, intermittently while pulling a trailer on hot days ses and service throttle lights come on, speedo bounces erratically and engine loses power for only a few seconds, customer describes it as if you let off the acc...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start
Engine cranks good, engine has no spark or fuel. If I take a crankshaft position sensor and plug it into the connector with KOEO and sweep across anything that is metal I have spark and fuel. I looked up the hole to see what the reluctor was doing, I notice re...
1997 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on
The car have a MIL on with a P0507 code, the IAC valve was replaced and the condition still presented, the car starts fine but it stall out suddenly, all the vacum checks were performed and seems to be fine. I┤m going at 1500rpm and then I applied the brakes a... Trouble codes: P0507 (Rev Higher than expected)
1998 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L crank fuse VIN: 1GCCS1949W
It is blowing the 10 amp crank fuse. With a 20 amp fuse it starts fine. It is drawing just under 20 amps most of the time i have bypassed the prndl switch with the same draw still ocurring I then put power to the fuse right at the prndl harness with it unplugg...
1999 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L can't fill gas tank
The car will not take gas when you try to fill the tank, it will only take about a quart at a time. i have dropped the fuel tank and checked everything. found that the tank is not venting properly, it has a on-board vapor recovery sysytem for refueling. when y...
1999 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Unknown VIN: 1G1ND52M0X
Can't get R/front or L/rear brakes to work. Here is the story. Customer brought car in and asked to have brakes bled. Why? Because husband replaced master and could not lift car to get at bleeders. We bled and bled(manually). Can't get RF or LR to hold. We do ...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Differential VIN: 3GNFK16R9X
there is a loud rattling noise I hear when accelerating from stop intermitten when turning (sounds like metal shield vibrating)the brakes had been done and drums not turned so I turned them, with no change(this is that lsd diff. one piece with governor)I read ...
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Drive Train VIN: 1GNEL19W0X
Hello fellow hairpullers. I have an astro van that has caused much grief to me and my shop owner. when accelerating, more often on hills, and not every time but most times, the van will start to thump and continue to do it while it drives. The noise is a vehic...
2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.5L Surge VIN: 1GCHG39FOY
hi everybody this is giving me some trouble under load this van accelerates fine for about 15 sec then drops off then picks up again for about 15 sec and continues to do this all the time as long as you are under load it idles fine starts fine we checked the c...
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Lack of Power VIN: 1GCEK142TX
Hey Folks! Posting this e-mail for a fellow shop. New customer to them. No signs of any work being performed other than maintenance. Vehicle just suddenly began to run poorly. It idles very rough, it will stall at times but restarts immediately,and has little ... Trouble codes: P0300 (mis-fire), P0343 (Camshaft), P0101 (Mass Air Flow), P1870 (Transmission)
2000 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L Lack of Power VIN: 1Y1SK524YZ
Vehicle has a cold stall, lack of power when started cold. Not every time. Codes were cleared about a week ago. Have not come back. Has exhaust leak @ front pipe. Had to wait for clamp to come in. Will replace tomorrow. I didn't want to post until I had solved... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0301 (Cyl 1 Misfire), P0302 (Cyl 2 Misfire), P0303 (Cyl 3 Misfire), P0171 (Fuel System Lean)
2001 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L Brake light/Hazard light VIN: 1GNDM19W21
This Astro has no brake light and no hazard light all times. I am not very familiar with these cars; does anyone have any idea what might have gone bad on this one? Any help tips advice would be appreciated. Thank you
2005 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L body/suspension VIN: 2CNDL23S15
help help help i have an 05 chevrolet equinox awd model that has a rattle in the center of the vehicle when driving over bumps i have contacted gm tac and they have sugested the below repairs it is not noticable when on a smoothe highway at any speeds i can on...
1996 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1C4GP64L7T
This van came in stalling on decel. It needed a tune up, so we replaced OE wires and plugs w/filters. We also replaced the IAC and cleaned the throttle body for the decel stalling. Customer says is better but stalls at times. It is a big help that this custome...
2002 Chrysler Sebring 2.7L Timing Chain VIN: 1G3EL56R82
Hey Dodge Guys, I've got this sebring, 2.7 that has a broken timing chain. What I'm looking for is if this is an interference engine and what kind of problems I'm likely to encounter in replacing the chains. I know I will replace water pump and all guides. Are...
1998 Dodge Caravan 3.3L don't start VIN: 2B4GP44G3X
the van was towed to my garage with no start situation, the batery and the starter are all still goog, but the car don't turn over at all, now that i have discovered that i have no power to the gas pump. pls help!
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0L Unknown VIN: 2B4GP2432X
system has been inop for 1yr , customer stated that all control worked fine - now compressor cycles on and off as soon as you start vehicle , can watch pcm control ground to compressor on and off even with the relay removed from vehicle - cannot use any contro...
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L Starting VIN: 1B4HS28N6Y
Came in on a wrecker and would not start. acts like asd relay is bad but its not...wont communicate with scan tool(tried 4 of them) and has no fuel pressure and no injector pulse. the guages dont work. odometer flashes. leaning towards pcm but dont want to tak...
2002 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L evap VIN: 1B4GP25R52
Hi : A/c systems went empty,pressure test with nitrogen @280 psi nothing find. Charged up with R-134a systems run good,recheck for leaks by leak detector still found nothing.Customer need car back to work. We left the systems fully charged. 3 days later custo...
1969 Fiat 124 SPIDER 1.6L shifter VIN: 124AS00207
How does one remove the shift lever inside the car? Our information tells us that the top half of the lever can be yanked off the bottom half with a good sharp tug. We don't seem to have the right touch or else our shop information is incorrect. It would make ...
1985 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTCR10A4F
This truck runs poorly on startup, goes into Closed Loop (after 30 seconds on cold startup), then after another 60 seconds drops into Open Loop and begins to run very badly. During that initial 90-second running period, the idle quality steadily improves. Cycl... Trouble codes: 84 (KOEO EGR Vent Circuit Failure), 42 (KOER System Always Rich), 13 (KOER Idle RPM Out of Spec), 34 (KOER No EGR Flow)
1988 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L inertia switch VIN: 1FMEU15N1J
Pick up truck from another shope it had no power at fuel pump. replaced inertia switch and fuel pump,.same problem.
1995 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L epc VIN: 1FTCR15X65
Need a little advice on this one. Automatic engages,upshifts and downshifts harshly. No codes gathered. I told customer it "could" be a physically sticking EPC solenoid.(would i be correct in this assumption). Problem is, that i'm not 100% sure if replacing EP...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTJ534H5S
This vehicle will not exhibit any problem what so ever on local drives for any amount of time. However, when vehicle is driven to Vegas on hot day after a few hours of driving vehicle will lose power sputter and die. It will be hard to restart sputter then die...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTDF1721V
truck has tip in hesitation and will stall intermittantly also will have hard start and poor accel sometimes not in all cases
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FALP1135W
Customer states MIL light comes on. Car runs great with no hesitation and a good idle. Lean code P0171 came back on after changing the MAF sensor. O2 sensor is accurate and responsive. Long term fuel trim goes to 25 at idle and short term trims climbs as well.... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean bank 1)
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAKP1135W
hello all,vehicle was towed in a no-start.had spark and fuel.no compression.suspect cam timing off.tear down front of engine.found timing belt idler pulley disentegrated.verified cam timing off.lined up camshafts inserted tool in end of cam.inserted crank loca... Trouble codes: 1393 (ehxuast camshaft retarded)
2001 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKFK16751
O.K. folks did a trip prepare on wifes Yukon on June 28 so we could drive it to Virginia on the 30th, decided to flush the cooling system while I had it in, Day before we are sposed ta leave she calls and says check engine light came on while getting on hiway ... Trouble codes: P1639, P0332
1988 Honda CRX Si 1.6L won't light fire/cranks VIN: JHMED9367J
I love my sister & her kids, God only knows why they acquired this Hondoggy. Car sat around, I came by, reinstalled boltin main fuses in the underhood (pass side) fuse box. Laid on the jumper cables & vroom,vroom. Ok, I drive about 3 miles towards the shop, go...
2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD1841Y
vehicle runs good, but still codes are present. when codes are cleared the come back one cylinder at a time. compression good at one time mil light was flashing but doesn't now Trouble codes: 0300 (random cylinder misfire), 0301 (cylinder 1 misfire), 0302 (cylinder 2 misfire), 0303 (cylinder 3 misfire), 0304 (cylinder misfire)
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L compressor VIN: 1HGEM22531
Hello Honda Techs (magicians?) I have this 01 Civic with no a/c compressor engagement. Customer also noted that other things seemed to happen at the same time the air quit working, namely: brake lite on dash lit, no power door lock operation from drivers door ...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L key programing VIN: 2HG456FT45
I am trying to program a new key with my pgm scanner for a customer and ran into the following problem the scanner is asking for a password to proceed with programing a new key. can anyone help me out with this? I understand if you don't want to post this on t...
1986 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L compressor VIN: SAJAV1349G
good afternoon,hope some of you jaguar guys can give a little info on my ac problem.we changed the heater core and retrofit the a/c system and charged the system. a/c quit working after a short test drive, checked for voltage with test lite,none. no power at t...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GZ8S7RC
Codes showing high voltage on three sensors. Hooked up scanner and checked data stream, not showing high voltage on IAT sensor, TPS sensor or O2 sensor. I did go ahead and replaced O2 sensor because of high miles , back truck out of shop and light came back on... Trouble codes: 21 (O2 sensor high voltage), 23 (IAT sensor high voltage), 24 (TPS high voltage)
2001 Kia Sportage EX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJ723415
Hey KIA wizards !!! I'm about ready to send this one to the dealer. This 01 Kia Sportage was rececntly bought from a used car lot. It throws a po 128 after a couple days of driving (coolant temp out of parameters) Freeze frame information indicates this happen... Trouble codes: P00, 128 (coolant temperature falls out of parameter for closed loop)
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JT6GF10USY
Greetings to Lexus/Toyota fans: This vehicle has a stalling problem, right after startup. It is very random, but it finally did happen here three times in succession. By the time I hooked up the mastertech, the symptoms were gone. When it acts up the engine ca...
2004 Lexus SC430 4.3L Unknown VIN: JTHFN48Y24
how to reset low tire pressure warning light.does anyone knnows how the tire pressure monitor systems work.thanks
1997 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNLM81W6V
thanks guys in advance! this car came in on the tow truck. customer says just died on the freeway and sounds like it has no compression. tried to start. sounds like absolutely no compression did compression check #5 -- 40 #1 -- 40 #6 -- 20 #2 -- 20 #7 --...
2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L 4 wheel air suspension VIN: 5LMFU28A8Y
Hello, Techs!! This Navigator came in for Rear suspension dropped down. I found a broken hose connection by driver side fender and replaced it. Now Suspension is pumped up, but not evenly. Right side is much higher than left. I think problem is rear. I got in ...
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L late1/2 shift/no reverse VIN: 1YVGF22C5W
cust came in complaining of no reverse and o.d light flashing, and late to shift into second. I was only able to duplicate complaint after driving 25 or 30 miles but i did notice a harsh 1/2. unit was then rebuilt ,also replaced a marginally bad planet and spr...
1998 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L trunk VIN: WDBGA51G7X
Hi MBZ techs, the trunk on this car is half open and half closed. The trunk release button in the centre console is on indicating the trunk is open even though it is not.The key fob will not open the trunk either. you can hear the lock mech. working when you l...
1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L TCC Solenoid VIN: JA3AM44HXV
Vehicle came in with shifting problem. Pulled code P1750-Solenoid Assy. Malfunction A/T. Test drove vehicle and not going into lock-up. Measured resistance of TCC Solenoid-13 ohms,Alldata says 3 ohms is spec. Decide to test drive and see if recieving signal,no...
1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4BU31D1S
Salesman bought this wholesale piece and had it cleaned. Did not make it home. Has new ignition parts from nissan,Is it common for this problem after a recon wash?It seems to have no ground signal at coil, does have 12v with key on and while cranking.Also is i...
1980 Other European silver shado 5.8L all
whole car is dead lights everything bat good need starting and charging diag. anyone out there that can help ? CALL [...] ASK FOR DEAN
1993 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1P4GH44R7P
This vehicle was brought here from another shop, they could not fix it, so the customer brought it to us. When first started you could tell it has a misfire, found no injector pulse to cylinder #6. All of the other injectors seem to be firing properly, tested...
1988 Pontiac Firebird 5.7L prolonged cranking VIN: 1G2ES5G560
have done a full tune up if car is left for a long or short time it has a long crank and stumbles to start.. we fixed the code 33and 36 with replacement of mass air flow sensor and both relays(burn off and mass air relay) fowling the gm trouble tree diagnos...
1990 Sterling 827 SLi 2.7L headlights VIN: SAXXS56HXL
Hi techs Had this sterling brought in for no headlights. Checked the system out and found that the ground circuit from the dimmer switch to the headlight change over relay was good. Nothing coming from headlight change over relay to headlight relay. According...
1996 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JT3YP10V8T
hello, i am hoping that i can get some help with this, this vehicle came into the shop because it stalled on the thruway. went out to start and as usual it starts right up. left for test drive and trans was binding so bad that it almost wodent get out of the l... Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor one malfunction)
1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JT3HP10V6V
vehicle hiccups @ idle, sometimes stalls, when @ normal operating temperature. sprayed carb cleaner into intake when problem occurs, no effect. scope pattern flickers/jumps when problem occurs. checked connections @ coil & igniter, monitor current @ neg. coil,...
1998 Toyota Tacoma Limited 3.4L Deceleration sensor VIN: 4TAWN74N4W
Good day. I have a 98 Toyota Tacoma V6, A/T, 4x4 That was setting ABS codes 26 (LF wheel speed sensor) and 44 (decel sensor ckt) intermittently. A replacement ABS module repaired the code 26 but code 44 still sets intermittently. The repair manual has a contin...

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1996 Audi A6 2.8L cooling fans VIN: WAUJA84A1T
we replaced both cooling fans and all works well. thanks to don from arizona who shared that the fans themselves do go bad. other suggestions were to check the power in and out of the fan relays. we checked this and power was good. another suggestion was the f...
2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L down shift VIN: WAUXD68D81
Thanks to Jim [...] who replied with some company names that offer aftermarket and high performance Audi parts.I felt the best way to deal with this was to give the customer the info that jim gave me and let him run with it as I am not crazy about hi po stuf...
1987 BMW 735i 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBAFH8406H
Firstlt thanks to all who responded and helped me through this process. Sorry for the delay in posting the fix. I think this vehicle had a multitude of little problems. Along with the previously mentioned items, I performed a fuel induction flush, rechecked ...
1997 BMW 328is 2.8L Power windows, and sun roof VIN: WBABG2322V
I later found fuse #43 blown as well as. Replaced this fuse and the windows and sun roof worked fine, but the radio still displayed phone and had no radio function. Fuse #43 feeds the the radio and the pre-wiring under the center console for the phone. Someone...
2000 Buick Regal LS 3.8L HVAC 10A fuse VIN: 2G4WB55KXY
Well, I'm calling this fixed- never found anything definite when I pulled the HVAC control out- may have improved a connection just unplugging it- anyway, the customer never complained of it blowing the fuse again- one reply said to check the wiring at the vis...
1989 Cadillac Eldorado 4.5L both abs & brake light on VIN: 1G6EL1154K
Thank you all for your help. We found that no pump pressure seems to override the light fuction in pulling codes. Gene from alabama sent me part #s for the parts we would need but there is no availabilty. At this point, I don't know what to do (any ideas?). Th...
1993 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L Misfire VIN: 2G1FP22S1P
well guys i had to eat this one. found bad spark plug wire. funny i didt catch this on scope.
1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1W152MOV
folks I recieved 14 verry good replies and enough info to fix this bugger! Most everyone said I need to run a smoke test and find the leak in the fuel tank evap system. If I had a smoke machine I may have found it that way. Lt trim = long term fuel trim th... Trouble codes: P0440.
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19R2W
we decided after looking at all the parts of this system and testing what we could to replace the pressure sensor on the tank because it was the only thing left that we couldnt get a reading from on the scan tool after removing it i ohmed it against the new se... Trouble codes: P0446.
2000 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L MIL Lamp on, no communication VIN: 1Y1SK5289Y
Hello, Well thank you guys for your responses and help. I rechecked all wiring thinking maybe I had missed something. Also tried switching serial data line from pin 7 to pin 2 in the DLC because most GM vehicles communicate with the tech 2 via this terminal. A...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Cuts out VIN: 1GCHK23122
hello, to all, Cust.has not return for any further testing so I am closing this one out. thanks for the 5 replies,Ive kept all of the replies for and if I see this again. Ill let you all know what it took to fix it. thanks for the time. Adam
1996 Chrysler Town & Country 3.3L Fuel Guage VIN: 1C4GP54R1T
Thanks all for your input. As I described, I already had replaced the sender unit. I do highly suspect the BCM but customer cant afford it at this time. Again thank you all.
1995 Dodge Stratus 2.4L communication VIN: 3C3D246XXS
Well this one has been fixed, sorry for delay but i wanted fix it before post this, thanks to Hugh from Maryland; specially to Christopher from Minnesota who put me on right direction and Terry from Missouri, all took their valuable time to help a partner, i l...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L air bag VIN: 2B4GP44R02
Got alot of replies with this. I checked the yellow connector behind the glove box and it was o.k. Most of the replies said the clock spring and that it was under a recall. The cust. was in a reall hurry for the vehicle, so I took a guess at this before any of...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.0L all dash lights coming on VIN: 2FMDA51U3T
The vehicle has not returned for repair yet... I am following the advise given from other members. I will be replacing the ignition switch, and key cly, as soon as the customer returns... Thank you for your help
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L PW, Radio,Interior lights,Speedo VIN: 1FALP52U2T
As I mentioned in my help request I had already tried a new TRS(neutral safety switch), but thanks for the replies. Special thanks to Stuart [...] for sending me to the drivers side inner fender. After removing the harness cover I...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX18W5W
Thanks to all who helped me on this one. After reading all the help mail I went back to the truck and waited for the misfire to return. I found that when there is no spark about three seconds later the fuel injectors get turned off on cyl. 3&5. The misfire was... Trouble codes: P0352, P0303, P0305.
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Moan Buzz VIN: 1FTSX31LU3
I would like to thank all of you that replied the common idea was a problem with the IAC valve and that is what we replaced with a ford part and indeed we can [...] this one a fix...Thanks
1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKFK16R5X
Well I finally found a sat. to spend fixing it. After revisiting the fuel pressure I ruled it out as on highway it would sometimes hit over 60psi but still be running bad. As a few of you suggested I looked into the intake manifold for leaks and just like Greg... Trouble codes: P0300.
2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L mil codes VIN: 1GTHK29113
the vehicle in question is now fixed... thanx to the help from all who replied. i just had to replace the 4x4 switch and clear the codes. all is ok, no other client complaints at this time
1984 Honda Prelude 1.8L Suspension
Thanks for all who replied. Unfortunately my e mail changed and none of the mail ws sent. The fix turned out to be nothing more than a loose front motor mount which somehow transferred noise into the wheel area. It was weirdbeard. Thanks again. God save us all...
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L comressor VIN: 1HGES2OH77
Thanks for the replies! Problem was conrtol head as soon as i unplugged it ground to pressure swich was gone! It looked like pins were bent and damaged cars does have after market radio maybe radio installer damaged it who knows! Car is fixed Thanks Mike
1989 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.6L 4 wheel drive low range VIN: JACCH58E3K
Thanks for the 1 reply. Problem is so intermittent I may never attempt a repair. The one reply suggested a stuck valve in the valve body, and I agree that it seems to be a hydralic issue. Unless the problem becomes much more frequent I won't be attempting any ...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Unknown VIN: 1J4EZ78Y4T
I appreciate all the info received on this Jeep. I have not yet taken time to look into the situation as my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer the day after I posted my request for help. Since it WILL blow cold if we mess with the ATC knob, the A/C is not a...
1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L no guages VIN: 1J4FF68S0X
Well after a long fight we think we have got it. we already replaced the connector at the cluster right off the bat and that did not help. I pulled the connection under the dash at the steering column, cleaned, checked, and sealed with dielectric silicone. I a... Trouble codes: 1687 (no mic bus).
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Poor Idle Quality
Sorry fellows customer decided to trade off the heep, thanks for the help, didn't get a crack at any repairs. Thanks.
1998 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2216W
Hi all, I want to thank everyone who replied. You all had great suggestions. Ron from alabama hit it right on the head. There was Interference coming from an aftermarket radio & amplifier system installed in this car. The customer had a power inverter in the t... Trouble codes: 1345 (sgc signal).
1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBFA66E2L
The left bank exhaust cam was retarded two teeth. The two-piece chain guide between the cam gears was broken and bits of it were lying on the chain. I knew about the older single cam Mercedes V8 breaking the left head chain guide, which would slide between the...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L compressor VIN: WDBFA66E4M
The replies helped. The rpm sensor needs to put out a 3/10ths of a volt AC signal. Would not do it even with old sensor. The new compressor was defective. Another compressor fixed the problem. It is always bad when you get a new part that is defective, it can ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L noise VIN: WDBHA28E1T
Thanks to all your replies,the right fix was to replace vacuum element PN-202-800-15-75.which was leaking & has an effect like a whistle when vacuum is apply to it. it locates on the left side of kick panel & attached to the evap/heater core housing close to e...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG 4.3L no power at A/C compressor VIN: WBDHA33G2W
Thanks to all your replies.sorry for the delay! cust. just brought car back today. As you all suggested,i replace the evap. temp.-sensor and all is well.With you guys we'll make this summer cold like this winter ??? dang
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L PS/AC/TS/,SUN Roof VIN: JN1CA21A8W
Thanks to the 5 replies, it turned ou to be a ignition relay that the contacts were burned (tapped on it and everything came to life) replaced and all is well in Maximaland ! Thanks again, Kenny
1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NE55M3S
Another vehicle fix by this network. KOEO I started shaking and pulling the wiring harnesses, I notice near the transmission and starter area every time I pulled on the harness the fuel pump would cycle. With Engine running, engine would quit, pulling on the s...
1996 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L window motor VIN: 1G2WJ52M3T
Found out that problem was actually in the window switch. A previous tech had rivetted one of the wires which was causing the unusual problem. Replaced driver window switch all works perfectly. Thanks for all your help.
1998 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Door check VIN: WP0CA2998W
It seems that this model when the door check on the body side brakes it needs to visit the body shop. We were never able to locate the parts which were given to me by one member. P.S. theses parts are for the body or A post side, the door side is easy. As it t...
2005 Scion TC 2.4L Power window VIN: JTKDE17705
Thanks to all who replied. Ron from Washington hit the nail on the head. All we had to do was power the window all the way up and hold it there a while. Ron said a few seconds, but it was actually about ten-twelve seconds, but it did the trick on both windows....
1991 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L cabin air VIN: JF2BC63C5M
well thanks for all the help here how it whent down Blake help by suggesting checking for temp drop with temp gun found that the line comming out of the evap going to the dryer was cold after thinking this over it had to mean that the dryer was pluged making t...
1980 Volkswagen Rabbit 1.6L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 15A0816614
I did get some good info that led me to getting the correct o-ring kit. Knowing that it was indeed available made me successful in finding the kit I needed.
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA81H3T
Thanks to all your helps.special thanks to David (VW-Mastertech), who showed me how to do it correctly.After i replaced the throttle body,have to either remove neg. terminal or ECU-connector for at least 5 min. to clear all the old adaption value.then perform ... Trouble codes: P1582 (Idle adaption at limit).
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE29M7Y
The first reply to my post stated that I would recieve 18 replies telling me to replace the maf. I recieved 19. I guess the maf is off just enough to throw out the mixture, but close enough to be hard to spot. Thanks again, all Trouble codes: P1128 (lean system).
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