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1996 Audi A4 2.8L Harsh Shifts VIN: WAUDA88D2T
Transmission shifts harsh from 1-2 and 2-3. Fault code 545 Engine-Transmission electrical connection open or short to ground. I have check all electrical connections and grounds on TCM and ECU. Sounds like a CAN problem between the TCM and ECU. I am in the pro...
1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L MIL Lamp on, hard start hot VIN: WAUBG84D3V
After tank replacement, the check engine light comes on the next day with listed codes. The ECM coding shows correctly when scanned {ross-tech} {01273} Suggestions? is the TPS code because of the ECM? yes the tranny goes limp mode with the tps malfunction. Tha... Trouble codes: 18020 (Incorrect ECM coding intermittent), 16505 (TPS implausible signal intermittent), 18264 (in trannyTPS from ECM)
2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L abs VIN: TRUUT28N01
01 Audi TT quattro. The ABS and ESP light are on. Code 00283 (front left speed sensor). Cleared code comes right back on. Using ross tech we tested the sensor, was working fine. Road tested with graph on and could see L/F sensor drop out occasionally. Two time...
1986 BMW 735i 3.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: VBAFH8401G
No vacuum leaks found. Compression all seem fine(150 across board comp test).TP, IAC, air flow senser, air temp senser, coolant temp senser tested good. It sounds kind of like it has race cam in it. o2 heater only has .5v and idle dosn't change that much with ...
1999 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L temp of left side
Hello fellow wrenches,I have a 99 cadillac STS with a dual zone problem. There is a temperature difference between the the right and left side ducts, all the blend door motors have full travel, even removed them and tried manually moving, no change. No codes w...
1963 Chevrolet corvette 327CID carburetor VIN: 30837G1159
I just got this car back car back on the road. The engine is a fuelie block, GM fuelie pistons fuelie heads 2.02 intake, 30-30 Duntov cam, soild lifters, Edelbock TM1 dual plane manifold. Holley dual-feed dual pumper mechanical secondary 650cfm (I think). List...
1965 Chevrolet vette 327CID cooling fan VIN: 194375S120
On days where temp. exceeds 80 deg. if a/c is on temp. will climb to 230 deg. at slower road speeds, 0- 45 mph. Within a few minutes at higher road speeds the temp slowly drops to normal, about 180 deg. Fan clutch was just replaced with a new GM unit, no chang...
1984 Chevrolet K5 Blazer Custom 5.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G8EK18L7E
Help I have this K-5 full size Blazer in the shop and it is failing the emissions test for NOX. I replaced a known bad TPS to no avail. My problem is I dont have the proper wiring diagram. The EGR solenoid is never being commanded to pass vacuum. Even with the...
1987 Chevrolet R30 Custom Deluxe 7.4L No Start VIN: 1GCHR33NXH
hello-hopefully a chevy guy will pick this one up-this thing will blow the ecm fuse when trying to start-wondering if there is a common problem in the wiring or component that would cause this to happen-7.4l-dualley-tbi-injection-- thanx brian.
1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L shift timing
Transmission has late shifts. As in 1-2 shift @35 light throttle. 45 0n the 1-2 at heavy throttle. Even with the t.v. cable unhooked, same shift points. Light throttle 2-3 shift is around 45 and 3-4 around 55mph. I have removed pan and checked t.v. bracket for...
1996 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L 5th gear VIN: 1GCCS1947T
this s-10 came in with complant of popping out of 5th gear when you let off of acel and coast in 5th. i removed trans and dissassembled it an found a bad 5th gear,syncro,and blocker ring.i replaced all and put trans back into truck but it still poped out of 5t...
1998 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L No Start
ive never found one of these with a bad cam sensor went ahead and replaced it anyway no luck wondering if theres a problem with wireing or computer problems on these i usually work on fords this has stumped me just trying do do a favor for a friend anyone got ...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L hydralic system VIN: 1GNCT18W8W
caped of lines couldn't get a good pedal so i've installed a new master cyl. can get small stream out of both rear calipers. go to right front nothing comes out not evan air seams like driver side can get alittle fluid. have treid for a while went to the abs u...
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 Blazer 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out
OK Techs, Here we go. This was brought to us for lack of power. Test drove to verify. NO Power. This thing starts and idles GREAT! You take it out on the road, it acts like the exhaust is partially plugged. No Codes. Every reading on the scan tool is perfect t...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Stall, PCM Fuse VIN: 2GCEC19VXY
I really do not know where to start to look. Pcm fuse2 blows customer stated. Vehicle came in with 30 amp fuse replacing 20 amp. Just want to know if anyone has seen this problem before. Checked grounds. When fuse blows, eliminates any possible codes. Thanks f...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L ac system VIN: 1GNDT13562
This is a strange one. It is making a clacking noise, coming from behind the raido, sounds like a plastic gear that is stuck. You sometimes hear 6 or 7 clacks in a row then it stops this only happens when the key is turned on.The noise never comes back after t...
1997 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
mil came on at idle after long drive freeze showed code set at idle normal engine temp rpm and load Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0304
1999 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2C3HD46R3X
Complaint is low power and a rolling idle speed and occational stall. On a test drive the car seems to have good power, no misfiring, and no roughness, until you start climbing a hill. It seems you have to run the car at WOT to get it to move. At WOT it actual...
1995 Dodge Ram 2500 8.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3B7KF23W3S
We put a reman motor in this truck because of a hole in one piston (cyl#2). It ran smooth with the old motor,never would have suspected a problem if the customer hadn't asked us to do a compression test. The engine has come out and gone back to the machine sho...
1997 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L cooling system VIN: 1B3ES42C2V
Hi, I have a 97 neon that I have been fighting. the darn thing keeps on over heating. It has got a head gaket and checked for craks. a new water pump, radiator, thermostat, and hoses. the block has been flushed and the comb. leak test has been performed -- neg...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.9L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B7JB21Z1X
vehicle came in for stalling, check engine light is on.has p0505 code, clear it and it comes right back on next start.flow chart for this code leads us to iac motor every time. we have tried 2 different iac motors, both from dealer.there are no shorts found in... Trouble codes: P0505
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...
1986 Ford Bronco II 2.9L Extended crank time VIN: 1FMBU14T76
Greetings Ford Tech's! I have what I think will be a simple one for you guys and gals. This 2.9 liter runs fine in every way except it has an extended crank before starting due to the fuel pressure dropping off to zero very quickly after it has been shut off. ...
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Stall VIN: 1FALP62W1R
This '94 Tbird was a tow in from a nother shop after a new fuel pump failed to correct the condition. The problem is that the engine starts normally and sounds fine for 30 45 seconds or more if the engine is cooler. After a short run the engine cuts off. With... Trouble codes: P0102, P1407, P1000
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 Taurus GL 3.0L coil springs VIN: 1FALP52U4S
5/23/05 customer complaint of small shimmy at low speeds diagnosed (TSB as well) as due to rear sagging - rear measured 1 inch below spec after installing new front springs. replaced rear springs under warranty with spicer set - rear now within spec. but now ...
1995 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTCR14A8S
Dealer replaced head and hasn't run properly since...Idle is rough and with ac on much rougher.Cleaned maf to see if that would help...nope...Disconnected maf and it runs about the same. compression is good and equal on all cylinders. Also low on power.Surges ...
1997 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L ping VIN: 1FTFE24L7V
customer complains about ping on light accelleration. this van has coil over plug ignition with a crank sensor. timing is not adjustable. computer shows timing at 20 to 24 btdc at idle. on accell timing advances to aprox 34 btdc untill engine starts to ping th...
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)
1998 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L flywheel,converter VIN: 74WX194345
here goes my first post. car came in with loud clattering noise in bell housing area. cracked flywheel type noise. noise in park, rev,neutral,drive,ac on or off. first torqued converter nuts,none loose,starter drive not even close to flywheel,drained engine oi...
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Transmission Range Switch Circuit VIN: 1FAFP52UIW
This Taurus seems to shift fine, but the Check Engine light keeps coming on. I replaced the range switch with a new Motorcraft unit, but problem is identical. Data readings with Snap-on show the following: (engine not running)- "TransRange" PID indicates park...
1999 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Oil leak by turbo pedestal VIN: 1FDAF57F8X
Help I have this 99 7.3 that I cant get this oil leak figured out. It started right after I did head gaskets. The truck can run in the shop all day and not leak. As soon as you get on the road and get into boost there is an oil leak by the turbo pedestal. The ...
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...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L No power VIN: 1FAFP34P62
Customer complained of no power at highway speeds, engine began to run warm also. I figured it was runnng warm becuse she had to have it almost full throttle to keep 65 MPH. The check engine light came on as soon as this problem surfaced. Our scanner wont allo... Trouble codes: P1518 (intake manifold runner control stuck open)
1991 GMC Pickup K1500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire
After engine replacement truck has poor idle quality,misfire at times and stall at times. Truck runs O.K. during road test at speed. Runs rough at idle. I have replaced distributor shaft due to cracks in magnet,coolant temp sensor for corroded terminals,spark ...
1998 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L 2nd to 3rd shift VIN: 1GKDM19W8W
HELP!!! I serviced the trans on my wifes van (new filter and fluid) and now the thing is shifting hard. I don't do trans work so I don't have the test equipment to give you a lot of info on pressures and such. After this van is hot this thing will shift so har...
1979 Honda Accord 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: SMK1111757
Hello Smog Techs! Note: This vehicle is manufactured with no EGR, AIR or CAT. This vehicle came in from a Test Only Station GP for high NOx on dyno. Did visual and found vacuum leak due to broken vac nipple on carb and repaired. Checked condition plugs and w...
1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L lock cylinder VIN: JHMCB7656L
could faulty ign switch cause lock cyl problem? also rear seat will not come out comes up about an inch and stops do not want to ruin seat
1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Starting VIN: JHMCB7653N
Well this one is a brain buster at our shop. This Accord will go into an intermittent no-start after trying to start it 5-6 times. If you leave the vehicle sit for awhile it will restart. When it goes into the no start we loose injector pulse with a noide ligh...
1997 Honda Odyssey EX 2.2L speedo VIN: RA21212157
car was sold , 150 miles away and after approx 500 miles speedo acted erracticly and then failed brining on the mil light and the transmission light, car drives okay,should i return the car to specialist, 200 miles away , or is it common speedo sending unit fa...
2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Suspension Noise VIN: 2HKRL18561
Van has a noise like a swaybar link over irregular road surfaces. It does not do it over speed bumps but will do it when doing 25-30 on poor quality roads. We replaced the sway bar links and the sway bar bushings to no affect. We also replaced the Left inner t...
1995 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L compressor VIN: JACDJ58V65
hello group trooper came in missing the a/c compressor belt...the compressor was locked up. we flushed the system replaced the compressor and dryer. as u put tue required amount of freon, it starts sounding like the compressor is gonna lock up...the reading ...
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)
1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Air suspension VIN: SALPV1442X
Hello group: Customer complaint: Suspension was on high mode & all four mode lights on switch were illuminated for a week & dash warning stating "EAS fault". Then when driving down freeway today suspension warning on dash stated "Do not drive over 35MPH" & th...
1988 Mazda 323 1.6L No Start
we have had this car for about three months and did the computer and dis. and then ran great customer towed the car back again no start. now there the was cranking and that went out but can remote switch to crank but still will not start we have no injector pa...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1YVGE22C3V
no codes has no spark and no fuel pulse main relay checks good i have no way to scope the crank sensor any help is welcome
1999 Mazda B3000 SE 3.0L antitheft VIN: 4F4YR16V4X
customers vehicle was towed in as a no start condition and sometimes a start and stall condition . dtc u 1262 communications code in pats and p 1260 antitheft activated in pcm . followed diagnostic chart for u 1262 . went all the way to the end of diagnostic c...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L airbag VIN: WDBCA24E2L
Vehicle came in with SRS light on. Pulled codes using a jumper wire in diagnostic connector (#1 to #6 for 2-4 seconds)under hood. In the past I have found that a poor altenator output does affect the operation of the srs light. In this case the altenator outpu...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L compressor VIN: WDBJF20F4V
car came in with non working a/c checked for proper operation no freon in system charged a/c (partial) but light under eco button stays on and compressor wil not come on tried removing cables from battery to reset but only lost radio code anything i can do to...
2000 Mercedes-Benz G Wagon 5.0L Door locks VIN: WDBEG4214Y
This g wagon is a gray market car.Mercedes started selling them in the us in 2002 that I was told.After some research on the internet I have gathered the us models have alot of door latch and lock problems.I also have discovered that the us models have a lot o...
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Pump VIN: 1MEFM5OU9X
Hello All, Power steering fluid aerates and blows out the cap on this one. The pump has been replaced. Thanks, Mike
2000 Mercury Contour 2.5L cooling VIN: 1FAFP66L4Y
Hello everyone, I am no Ford mechanic so I need a little direction on this one. This 2.5 V-6 24 valve DOHC It overheats. The fans won't run when hot or with the A/C on. I hotwired the fan motors and they operate. I have no wiring diagrams or manuals on this. I...
1998 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Safety VIN: VN1CA21A8W
hi techs,i'm having a problem with this air bag lite.customer said it came on after going through car wash.i finally got it to flash code 21(2 long/1 fast flash),but i have no lititure on this code.any help will be appreciated.i can't seem to clear it so there...
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G3WH52K7X
Howdy folks, It's back! Had this one in 2 weeks ago for a "no crank" and intermittent blinking security light. Diagnosed as bad key, cust used spare key and no codes no problem. Now it intermittently "cranks" but wont start, during the failure to start you can... Trouble codes: B2961 (incorrect key data), B2602 (unknown)
1984 Other European 308 4.0L Mechanical VIN: ZFFUA13A8E
Hello All. I am presently installing a new clutch, timing belts and upper engine reseal on this beast. My question is, what is a fair time to charge out. I am figuring anywhere from 18-24 on the clutch, as you have to remove almost the entire left rear corner ...
1986 Ferrari 328 GTS Quattrovalvole 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: ZFFXA20A4G
Good morning everyone. I have an 86 328 that was brought in from a body shop. It has been sitting since the hurricanes last year (oct 04) the gas had gone bad and it would barely run. We checked the fuel injectors and they were stopped up so we replaced them (...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L Alternator VIN: 1G2NE52MXT
Greetings everyone. I am having trouble with a charging system on this vehicle. The car was just purchased and towed into my shop with dead battery. Suspicious right away, because car has new battery and alternator. Upon examination, I found someone had rewire...
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L HVAC Blower and automatic headlamps VIN: 1G2WP52K3W
Hi all. Have a strange problem w/ HVAC blower operation. At first it was intermittent not working on all speeds but high. Now it is consistant. Figured it was the blower motor resistor, but not the case. Recently noticed that when Fan control is set to any spe...
1987 Porsche 944 2.5L coolant in oil VIN: WP0AB0909H
Hi, This 944 has a problem with mixing coolant in the oil, not oil in the coolant. So it would seem that the oil cooler is not the problem. This car came back after the owner noticed the oil turning milky. The pressure test shows a leak, but it is not external...

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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24B3W
The A6 is fix. What I found was the cool temp sensor fail low (-40)for 8 to 10 secend. The sec. air comes on and set the code (p0411). It didn't set a code for the ECT. Trouble codes: P0411 (sec. air).
2000 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L keyless entry VIN: WAUFL54D1Y
3 of you were good enough to email me the factory programming instructions and it worked perfectly. Thanks to all.
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L drive shaft VIN: WBADD6322V
Thanks for the help! I pulled the driveshaft and found the center mount broken, the center joint stiff and some very hard grease in the rear joint. Not wanting just to 'throw' a $500 shaft in without verifying the fix I re-greased the rear joint, Lubed the cen...
1950 Buick roadmaster 229CID master cylinder VIN: 0075873511
Hi and Thanks to all who replied.We Checked the free play in the rod and that was ok.we checked to see if lines were near any exhaust pipes and that was ok,we then pumped the pedal untill the brakes locked up again.We then loosened the brake line coming out of...
1986 Buick Regal 3.8L Suspension
Thanks guys for all the replies. As I said this is my own personal car so when I get time I will re-align it and check all the things y'all mentioned. Thanks a lot
1996 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GDFG15M4T
thanks to those who tried to help. a special thanks to jeff from illinois, it was the oil pressure sender that would intermittently send a bad signal. came in monday morning and it fired right up only to not start again after that, so we checked the sender and...
1997 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 6.5L drive line VIN: 1GCGC24F6V
IATN members,well we only received three responses, so apparantly this is not a commom problem. So far we haven't fixed the jerking. We tried the three suggestions and were not successful. We sent the truck and the Deputy to the dealership with the trailer and...
2001 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.0L vents VIN: LHOHOHOHOH
thanks for all the help turned out to be a pencil stuck in the door i hate pencils. sorry getting back so late been slamed with work
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L Starting VIN: 1B4HS28N6Y
i was thrown off when i unplugged the ckp sensor and i had comunication but when i started it up it died and had the same symptoms...after getting pissed off i found under the air cleaner box a ground for the pcm, and it was loose, looked like someone took the...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX26F7S
Well it's fixed. Sorry about the delay in closing but I was backed up on work. The fix was a new IPR valve, which many replies suggested. i had to loosen the fuel filter housing and move it to the side and the was able to use a offset 3/4 wrench to remove the ...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U8T
Thanks to all who replied. We got a used PCM from a recycler that seems to have solved the problem. If I had knowen how little they wanted for it we would have done this a llooonngg time ago. Trouble codes: P0304 (cyl 4 miss).
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L intermittent power to compressor VIN: 1FTZR15X6W
I guess I had blinders on with this one. It came from a telephone company maintenance shop and they were assuming the switch or electronic part of the system was bad. I was test driving it and the check gage light came on. The temp gage was on H. All it wound ...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L ac VIN: 1FDXF46F3X
Customer has not returned. The last thing we did was to wash off the condensor, customer has yet to return. Do not know if that fixed his problem or not. If and when customer returns I will take a look at the cycling switch as some of you suggested. I feel lik...
1992 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1GKFK16KXN
Thanks for all the responses. I checked the tps and it was at 49v at idle and i blocked off the iac air inlet at the tbi and the idle lowerd so it was the ecm causing the issue. the iac count were 0 . I replaced the ecm and prom and it relearned the idle speed...
1999 GMC Sonoma SL 4.3L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GTCT14W1X
Well the truck is not fixed. I worked on it long enough the man said time to trade it in. I reset the cam retard, relearn the crank ref., clean egr ports and valve, clean injectors, O2 were switch good so I did not change them, the next thing I was going to do... Trouble codes: P0410.
1988 Honda CRX Si 1.6L won't light fire/cranks VIN: JHMED9367J
Found the relay finally after tearing out most of lower dashboard & fuse panel... the main relay is hidden from human sight, the harness kindof led that direction & I cheated out the 8 terminal plug from/into the relay. Then I figured how the harness was secur...
1989 Honda Prelude 2.0 S 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Bucks - part throtle VIN: JHMBA4127K
Thanks to all that replied the problem is in the carb we didn't get a chance to do the job yet the customer is not sure he wants to do it yet.
1993 Honda Accord 10th Anniversary 2.2L noise VIN: 1HGCB7697P
Thanks for all of your ideas,i replaced the front flex pipe with a Bosal pipe and all of the noise is gone. thanks again, chris
1986 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L compressor VIN: SAJAV1349G
thanks to all that responded so quickly, the fuse behind the console cover on the passenger sise was blown, had too small of a fuse installed by someone else. installed proper fuse and all is good.iatn rocks!!!
1989 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall
I want to thank you all for your suggestions. I replaced the crank sensor and harness but still no fix. Haven't had much time to look at it further but will check dist and module under the coil next. WIll let you all know what I find...Thanks
1992 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Cooling Systems
Thanks for all the replies on this vehicle. The last thing that we did was replace the clutch fan. Not much difference. The vehicle runs at 210 - 220 and will creep up a few degrees more while idling. the temp goes down again when reving up the engine. The hea...
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L late1/2 shift/no reverse VIN: 1YVGF22C5W
the new valve body fixed this veh. also, now i know how to post a fix .thanks for all the information and keep up the great work. p.s. you are the man Randy! god bless you
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Misfire VIN: WDBKK47FYW
good mroning: we have fixed this vehicle.. recieded lots of replies . and all were very helpfull. we changed the coils around, and that never changed anything. still the same codes. then we changed the plug wires around, and that never changed anything. so...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L abs VIN: 4JGAB54E2W
A most interesting and challenging problem here, so thanks for the many tips. Hopefully this will help someone else out as well. First, the location of the ABS unit is very poor; it is located directly under the washer tank. This means that each time the was...
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBLJ65G6I
Laszlo form California writes: Received a lot of great suggestions, thank you to all. I replace the Mas and clear the codes,reset the mixture adaptations and drive the car. Car has been gone for 2 weeks with no further drivability issues. Thanks Laszlo Trouble codes: P2043 (missfiring P0300), P2046 (missfiring of cylinder 3 P0303), P2047 (missfiring of cylinder 6 P0306), P2085 (self-adaptation of mixture formation for left bank of cylinders at limit value at partial load P0173), P2016 (self-adaptation of mixture formation for right bank of cylinders at limit value at partial load P0170A).
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 2.0L readiness monitors VIN: 4A3AL54F6T
Althought this vehicle is for all intents complete and it has passed CT. emissions testing, it as far as I'm concerned is definately not fixed, these vehicles have a problem that needs to be addresed not ignored. Why do some cars have to have monitors met and ...
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D94
Special thanks to Steven from New York for providing TSB# ntb04-037a. PCM has to be reprogramed for this vehicle. This was done at local dealership and now it is fixed. Thanks again who reply to my request. Trouble codes: P1148 (Close Loop Control Malfunction).
1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Air distributor VIN: 1G2HX52K6T
I got 6 replies on this one. Most of them for things that I had already checked. But Larry [...] hit the nail on the head. The old programmer had soft rubber vacuum ports and were larger than the new programmer. So the vacuum harness was fitting too loose on th...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L All forward gears VIN: YS3ED48E0X
Customer has opted for a replacement transmission. Thanks for all who replied!
1989 Subaru XT GL 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JF1AX7325K
The car is still not fixed. The customer just bought it and now wants to get rid of it, without being fixed. Most replies I got mentioned the TPS and MAF. I checked both multiple times and couldn't find a problem with either.
1994 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 1.6L starter VIN: JS3TDO3V7R
well people I blew it. i didnt see the neut. safty switch way up under the i/p... that was the problem as all of you said.. i want to thank all of you who replyed..
1992 Toyota MR2 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT2SW21M3N
Well, we finally found the problem with this car! I backprobed both the oxygen sensor and coolant temperature sensor and started to drive the car, after numerous test drives the car finally acted up! When it did the coolant temperature sensor jumped up to abou...
2001 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L manifolds VIN: JTEHT05J51
It seems that the 'experts' out there have once again saved the day. I've got the guy scheduled for next week. It sounds like a common problem with these and with all of your tips I sure it will be a good repair. Many thanks to all who responded.
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRV09M13
thanks for all people who helped. all of them were right. i replaced maf sensor and after 10 days car is working fine, no more check engine light on.thanks again. Trouble codes: P1142 (load calculation cross check lower limit exceeded 17550).
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Electronic VIN: YV1TS90D4X
Hi there and thanks again for the help. As it turns out the factory volvo scan tool is required to retrieve codes from the climate controll system. I must also apoligize for not mentioning not having power at the ac clutch. Sorry. This however brings me to the...
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