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2000 Audi A4 1.8L converter,pump
hello there again. these audi's are kicking my butt. this audi has a new engine in it and when we got it back together and started it up started great, put in drive and nothing. reverse nothing. no noise nothing.fluid is full per the stupid design for checking...
1999 BMW 740i 4.4L blower motor VIN: WBAGG8336X
Customer is complaining of reduced airflow, blower not as strong as it used to be. I checked the cabin air filters under the hood and they are fairly new. Nest i checked the intake air vents and found that the fres air flaps were closed, with the a/c button pu...
1987 Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Special 4.1L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1G6CS5186H
O.K. GM guys,This one has alot of people stumped.The car has no power, It feels like your pulling a tractor behind you. it doesn't have any type of miss or backfire. old lady style(starting off real slow) it does fine.If you try to beat traffic and gun it and ...
1988 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Brake pedal VIN: 1G6CD5156J
This car came to me with the customer complaining of ("brakes don't feel right"). Upon driving the car into the shop I can feel the brakes hanging up, I'm releasing the brake pedal and the car stops, doesn't roll. After a careful brake inspection I find, the l...
1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Instrument VIN: 1G6KD54Y2X
This car came in running with an intermittent complaint of instrument warning lamps coming on including messages stating Antitheft was activated and Car may not restart,service airbag, etc. Also at this time fuel filler door would not work. Most of the time th...
1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L ebtcm VIN: 1G6KY549JX
Hello again. I've got this STS and the traction control light and ABS light will come on intermittenly. 2 weeks ago I pulled a total of 28 different codes out of all computers. Talked to another mechanic and was told to replace the PCM. Had PCM replaced and re...
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...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GNDU06L2S
Need some vetran help! This van has a severe cut out on light accel. & is worse the hotter it gets. Using a snap-on scanner & taking a movie, I can see the MAF go to 0 for a few frames, the pulse width freeze at 6.4 & then goes to 30, the load percentage flucu...
1996 Chevrolet Corsica 2.2L steering wheel VIN: 1G1LD5548T
customer claims that on more than one occassion the steering wheel has locked on this vehicle while she was driving. Customer states to unlock she had to turn vehicle off then back on and the steering wheel was unlocked. we can not duplicate this problem while...
1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GNDX03E5X
This problem has existed for many months and seems to be getting worse. There is a bad misfire in the system at all times. Even when the vehicle starts up cold the misfire can be felt. EGR system was checked. Code and check engine light reappear immediatly aft... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cylinder misfire detected)
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L starting VIN: 1GKDM19W6X
Customer complains van wont start about once a weak. van has a couple of codes, p1626 anti-theft system fuel enable ckt. u1192 loss of passlock comm.i drove van all weakend happend 1 time. was not able to do much checking, it restarted after a few minutes, but...
2000 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L transmission VIN: 2CNBJ13C7Y
wont shift out of 1st gear hot when cools for 30 mins works good till hot . no codes ,service trans check throttle cable moves free all dealers and transmission have not seen this kind of problems thank u for any hints what to check
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 8.1L Stall VIN: 3GNGK26GX1
Day 3 on this one. Customer complains of intermittent stalling. It did stall on me as I was pulling it into the shop on day 1, and again later that day after I had left the area for a moment. The truck has always restarted after it stalls like nothing is wrong... Trouble codes: P0706
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L don't know VIN: IGNEK13T51
I aligned this Tahoe about 2 months ago. First off, it has a salvaged title as the local dealer has a lot full of them. He calls them " light roll overs" and I have quite a time with some of them as far as getting them drivable. The customer came back yesterda...
1997 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L water pump VIN: 3C3EL55H9V
replaced engine with used unit due to knock, bearing failure. replaced water pump on used engine , new pump leaked ,got another new pump used black rtv on both sides of gasket let sit over weekend now leaks when pressure at 13 psi water pump is new , not rebui...
1989 Dodge B250 5.2L calipers VIN: 2B6HB21Y0K
truck came to my shop after customer replaced booster with master and calipers.front brakes stick after driving short distance but not every time.we replaced some brake tubing,front brake hoses,and combination valve,seems better but they still stick.with brake...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Engine VIN: 3B7HF13Y1V
I have a frustrating problem here,I replaced a leaking timing cover gasket and changed oil & filter afterwards.After the customer picked up the vehicle & drove it a day the oil gauge started dropping & oil light coming on.We got the vehicle back to the shop an...
1999 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD56JXX
Okay I need help on this one I have this Intrepid that I cannot scan. No Communication. Tried several different scanners. I feel that the problem is in the car not the scanner. The car came in for stalling when put into drive. The car surges forward then stall...
1999 Dodge Dakota 3.9L valve VIN: 1B7FL26X8X
hello all and thanks in advance. vehicle died on highway and was towed in. i found intake & exhaust valve bent on #4 and intake on #6 bent. bent about 20 degrees so it wasn't a small hit but moderate. all others are fine. so i pulled the timing cover to find t...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1B4G544L2X
Ok guys this is a good one! Customer brought vehicle in with complaint that the vehicle just cuts off when driving, but only for a second or two, then cuts back in and continues. I have found no codes or obvious causes for thi s intermittent stalling. Customer...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1D7HU16Z82
This truck came in with a miss in cyl 2 about 6 months ago pulled plug and ceramic that goes around the shaft that carries the spark ( prevents spark from arcing to threads) put new plug in and miss went away about 2 months later truck came back same problem h... Trouble codes: 302 (cyl 2 misfire)
1988 Ford Taurus LX 3.8L Right rear brake VIN: 1FABP534XJ
Hello everyone. This car belonged to an old customer of mine. I was the one who installed the rear brakes on this car. I replaced the shoes, cylinders, and turned the drums about a 4,ooo mi. ago. I sold the car last month to another customer. Last week she ca...
1988 Ford f350 wrecker 7.3L fuel gauge
my own company truck. having problem with fuel gauge, sometimes reads sometimes doesnt. it doesnt matter which tank your on or anything. thought it was a ground problem, ran my own grounds still the same. if you slam on the e/brake hard most of the time the ga...
1989 Ford Motorhome 460CID Trans temp VIN: 3GQRST5433
Motorhome came in for annual pre trip service. We found steel chunks depositing in C-6 tranny pan- no customer complaints. He agreed to have us overhaul unit to find source of metal. Our trans shop specialist found planet shedding metal and thought it best to ...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L brake pedal VIN: 1FMDU34X6R
Hello all This explorer is giving us fits. You can be driving along and the brake pedal feels fine for several applications, and then all at once it will fade severly. We removed the lines from the master cylinder and plugged it, it is high and hard, we even ...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34XXR
Vehicle came in with Mil on. Checked codes and got 332. I replaced the EGR Pressure Sensor and the EGR Vacumm Solenoid. I test drove the truck twice and rechecked for codes and there were none present. The customer picks up the truck and the light came on righ... Trouble codes: 332 (558 -), 558
1994 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.8L shift
Hello, I have this 94 e-150 with a 5.8l and E40D trans that the customer complains after driving 45 miles willshift hard and shift hunt, the cruise control also quits working when this happens. It does not happen every time, about every 3rd time when driven th...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L Unknown VIN: 1FTEX14H7S
Hello everyone: This truck stalls when put into reverse. It doesn't always do it, but once it starts it seems to do it quite often. I have gone over the iac system, changing the valve and checking base idle and there still could be a problem there somewhere, b...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L brake lights VIN: 3FALP6533T
Hello everyone-Hope someone can shed some light on this one. Car came in for no brake lights.Third light works,left and right outside are inop.Check and have no voltage to to brake light sockets.Checked fuses-brake light switch are good.Turn signal and hazard ...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTDF1721V
Above idle it seems to run ok. It feels like it is missing, but there is no miss detected on the scanner. Please help.
1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 4.6L wipers & 4x4 VIN: 1FTFF28W9V
Wipers work on high only & won't park 4x4 inop low range light always on truck not in low range mechanical shift transfer case that shifts ok repaced wiper switch wiper motor & GEM still the same symptoms with on chagne?
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 6.8L Misfire VIN: 1FBJS31S7V
This van came in with a missfire #9 cyl. Ign. Coil is not firing. There is power at the coil. dr green and ppl is being pulled to ground by pcm. Replace coil and plug. still missfire on #9. coil works on other cyl. I must be missing something. Thanks for readi... Trouble codes: P0309
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Timing chain is very noisy and compression low am I trying to fix a problem that can,t be fixed under circumstances. Cylinders 456 missing at idle but will fire under load. No vacuum leak can be found.Computer would only show PO300 at first but after clearing ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0304, P0305, P0306, P0175, P0430
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L system VIN: 1FDX1761VK
Can't get the air out of the system. Alldata says there is a procedure used to get the air out of the lower part of the ABS system using an NGS unit. It says that you can then bleed the brakes normally, once the air is purged. My question is, is there a cheape...
1998 Ford Mustang 3.8L ac compressor VIN: 1FALP4041V
Car came in about 2 weeks ago with AC inoperative, we check out system and found proper charge but no power to ac compressor, we then diagnosed as a bad CCRM. We ordered part and installed the same on Friday and then had power at harness to compressor. After y...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU32X4X
CAM SENSOR AND SYNCRONIZER WERE REPLACED AT ANOTHER REPAIR SHOP. i removed the intake to gain access to the cam synchronizer because it is impossible to see. then i set the engine at no.1 tdc and used the proper alignment tool on the cam syncro. after checking... Trouble codes: 1309 (misfire monitor disabled)
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L reverse VIN: 1FMYU041X1
Hello all, This one has been giving us some trouble. This vehicle come in with transmission burnt, Replaced with ford rebuilt, this unit slips in reverse only when hot, there are no codes, trans was replaced for a second time, same thing, slips in reverse on...
1996 Honda Passport EX 3.2L shift mechanism VIN: 4S6CM58V8T
Hi Honda Passport/Isuzu Rodeo techs! I have a 5-speed here stuck in 3rd gear. The shift lever moves fore and aft between what feels like 3rd, N, and 4th, and will not slide over for 1st, 2nd, 5th, or R positions. Regardless of lever position, trans remains in ...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L wipers VIN: SAJHX1248T
Hello, and good day fellow techs. I have a car with just about no information on in nodata. I found five fuse boxes in the car and under hoopd and checked all of them and all fuses are good. The wiper system in this car is completely inop. the washers will spr...
1990 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2J4FY19E9L
On start up the engine revs to 2500-3500 rpm and is very slow to return to a normal idle- sometimes 10 min. Getting data from this is difficult, We tried an aftermarket idle motor (because the dealer said it was on national back order) but that did not help. S...
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L abs VIN: 1J4GZ58S6P
abs lamp on code for pmp mtr ckt not working properly ran test multible time from chrysler diag manual show to replace pump motor replaced bleed abs and bleed sys at wheels test drove no light working fine got in the next day pulled out of shop heard pump run ...
2000 Lexus LX470 4.7L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: JT6HT00W7Y
Hey Techs, I have this Lexus LX470 beast, the complaint is when cold intermittantly will start and then die, it will start right back up but hesitates when pressing the throttle for about 15 seconds, then runs fine the rest of the day. Another person that driv...
1994 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L various VIN: 1LNLM9848R
original complaint,blower motor stops,dash lights go off, turn signals inop, an audible beeping. went to bring vehicle into the shop, battery dead. that had not happened to customer, we checked. did a charging system test, alternator, no output no voltage. fur...
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SEL 3.8L Configuration VIN: WDB1260321
Sorry to bother everbody with this problem. I am trying to find documentation and information. I have a Customer that has a Grey Market 1981 Mercedes Benz 380 SEL. The vehicle has been retrofitted to meet US/EPA emission standards. The question I have is: 4 sh...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400SE 4.2L compressor VIN: E2NA052645
hello. have the owners car no ac. freon level is good 2.6lbs. only one code in climate controller, p094. with is for the hot water valve, i would think a seperate problem. have no comp. even if i power it up manually. im sure the clutch is faulty. it also has ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Stall VIN: WDBDA24C3F
The car intermittently stalls when coming to a stop. It restarts immediately. if any M-B guys have any tips as to which system might be a good place to start. ie ign, ovp, cis, lambda so I don't start throwing parts at the thing.
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400SEL 4.2L Upshift VIN: WDBGA43EXP
All Upshifts Are Fine Except While Attempting To Pass If You Depress The Accelerator To The Floor, THe Vehicle Downshifts & Holds The Lower Gear To THe Point That The Engine Hits The Rev. limiter & Will Not Upshift Until You Back-Off The Throttle. THanks In A...
2005 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L panic button VIN: 1MEFM55S82
This car has a panic feature on the keyless remote. The vehicle will go into the panic mode (parking lights flashing and horn blowing) at any time in any location. Can this be disabled? Anyone know of a common cause for this condtion? Thanks in advance.
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)
1998 Oldsmobile Achieva S 3.1L Vehicle Theft Deterrent VIN: 1G3NL52M2W
This Achieva is driving me crazy and that isn't a long drive anymore. Last week I found the main computer ground was green, I cut the ends off the grounds, put a new end on the wire (soldering the terminal) and have driven it more than 100 miles since with no ...
1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L abs/tcs inop. VIN: 1GHDX03E0X
Hi GM techs. Im in over my head on this one. I have this 99 olds van with abs/ tcs/ brake warning lamps on.I checked power and grounds and all seems ok, with key on eng. off. when engine is started, power from module that powers relay coil for abs/tcs, goes aw...
1994 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G2HX52LOR
This is a 1994 Bonneville with a 3.8L. This car will stall for no apparent reason. Also, when you are cruising at 55mph and ever so slowly accelerate you can feel a slight chugging sensation. Checked for codes and there are none. Customer has had a new crank s...
1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L A/C lines VIN: 1G2HX52K2V
This car presents with a broken LF motor mount (on top of the transmission) and an a/c line that is snapped in two. We replaced the mount and the a/c line 2 days ago and it returns with the very same issue. All other mounts look fine. The engine runs fine and ...
1999 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L timing chain VIN: 3G2JB5243X
This car came in as a lost power, died and wont restart problem - we cranked it over and it sounded like no compression and so we assumed timing chain but this seems like low miles for a timing chain failure - MOD is very lacking on tsb's and we found nothing ...
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Battery Drain VIN: 4S3BG6854V
Greetings fellow Soobie techs, Maybe it's the heat (all time records!) but this ones beating me. Vehicle has a real battery drain, about 5 VDC. Removing fuse #25 (lighting)eliminates the drain. If the door is open it's a steady 4.5-5.0 VDC drain. Close the doo...
1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo 2.0L spark plugs VIN: JT2SW22NXM
Hi Guys, I would appreciate it if anyone can help me out here a little. This is my son's first car and we have had four techs go over it so far. My son lost his engine 92 2.2 5S-FE on July 3rd. Crankshaft was badly chewed up, that we decided to drop a replacem...
1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L No Start
vehicle has spark and fuel. cked pulse ok. seems to sound like timing problem. check belt ok. Customer stated at times vehicle would start and run fine other times would pop and backfire and crank hard. Any ideas not familiar with toyotas. Sounds like out of t...
1997 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Speedo,Fuel Gauge VIN: 4T1BF12B7V
We inherited this jewel with the Speedometer and Fuel Gauges Inop. The Circuit Board on the cluster is burnt up. The original circuit board was replaced and burnt up within seconds after replacement. Subsequently the entire cluster was replaced with the circui...
2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L Tachometer, Speedometer, Tripometer, Odometer VIN: 2T1BR12E0Y
Car came in last week with erratic then quit speedometer, no a/c, no heater blower, no tach, speedometer, etc... Found blown 10a mini fuse (guages) blown. Replaced, all working fine. Drove on weekend, Sunday started losing power, towed in with dead battery. ...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L ac lines VIN: 3VWBB61C5W
customer returned the next day with a thumping noise from the ac lines,especially noticeable at highway speeds, we checked the pressures both reasonable we let a little freon out and noise seem to go away. customer returned today saying, when car is at a stop ...

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2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L air vents VIN: 1G4HP54K51
The way we fixed the car was evac/rech but also talked the cust into an evap[which had a slight leak] and a manifold assmy; once fully charged car worked great. So even though we did put some freon in it first time we really needed to evac/rech with proper amo...
1972 Cadillac eldorado 8.2L cv shaft VIN: 6L67S2Q402
Thanks to all that responded. The job went as everyone had described. After my father read all the posts it was enough to jog his memory and we did them in no time. Actually not that bad a job (just like most of the newer stuff found these days). Again thanks ...
1963 Chevrolet corvette 327CID carburetor VIN: 30837G1159
I have the car back on the road. As I stated in the update that I had put the #76 jets in the primary side and the #71 in the secondary side of the carburetor. That was the cause of the too much fuel problem. I found that manifold vacuum is 7hg and I presently...
1972 Chevrolet C10 5.7L system VIN: CCE142S149
thanks very much to all 17 replies, some of what we had already covered some not, but thanks to all who took the time to reply. we ended up replaceing the whole system with a kit from old air products, new condensor, pypass for original drier , new evaporator,...
1990 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2G1WL54T5L
Hey guys, Finally all my headaches are gone, for the time being. It turned out to be two shorted injectors on each bank. and a few days later an ECM. Shorted Injectors: I checked into specs about what the injectors should ohm out as and GM's Spec was 6 ohms....
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L power accy circuit breaker A shorting VIN: 3GKEC16R0X
Thank you to everyone that replied. After receiving help from others and thinking about this over the weekend, I decided to go into work today and find the splice pack S255 and figure out which wire is causing the short. I proceeded by removing the instrument ...
2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L starter VIN: 1GNDX03E9Y
sorry everyone this problem was self inflicted and very time costly. it turned out that there are two connectors three inches apart at the rear of tranny that can be swapped and i did it. thanks to all who replied. alls well that ends well.hope i can be a help...
2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L turn signals cruise brake lamps VIN: 1GNDX03E51
we found the problem in u haul after market wiring harn unhooked for now told customer he needs to install factory style that hooks into harness he will bring back at a later date
2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L inside temp. VIN: 2C4GP54L1R
thanks for replys sitting at idle vent temp aprox 60 driving down road temp between 40-45 talked to some chrysler techs they said thats as good as it gets. drove with customer showed them temp have not heard back from them so i guess there happy with it it has...
1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1B3HD46T3S
Hi guys, Finally, after many frustrating hours of pulling the hair out of my head, i figured out what was going on with this car. Special thanks to Brook for Alberta. Although it didn't seem like that was possible, it was exactly what was wrong. Cracked/ Bro...
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L rear brakes VIN: 3B7KF223C3
One week after repair and the customer reports, 'It feels like a different truck!!!' Thank you all for your replies. There were no spot-on answers, but all had excellent suggestions that we checked, rechecked and warinings heeded. Here is what finally occurred...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L rear wipers & turn signals VIN: 1B4GP44G8W
Thank you for the help.I found that the lighting problem was separate from the climate control issue but the the climate control system would not reset & I found that the AC system had a fault in it that the customer did not want to persue.So I have to end the...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Unknown VIN: 1D7HU18Z32
Thanks to the members that replied, this pick-up has been fine for two weeks. Almost all mentioned being low on freon, along with a couple of things. It was indeed about 10oz low on freon. It has been in the high 90s here for the last ten days, I am sure I wou...
1992 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L fuel guage VIN: 1FTCR10AXN
I checked all the information I was sent wiring and fuses and slosh board and have elimated everything but the sending unit float but with the mileage and cost to replace have decided to live with it and just watch my mileage thanks for all the help to point m...
1995 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L epc VIN: 1FTCR15X65
Hello all, Thank you all for helping me out on this one.Unfortunately the customer wanted to verify (?) my diagnosis at a dealer. Their diagnosis was the same.(EPC/valvebody) I was unable to replace valvebody at this time due to a very busy schedule, so he opt...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L blend door motor VIN: 1FMZU34E7W
Hi Everyone, Firstly, I would like to thank everyone that replied to my help request, I was overwhelmed by the amount of responces I recieved.Everyone said that the blend door or linkages could be broken and after carefully contemplating the posability of havi...
1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L engine temperature VIN: 2FAF974W8X
Thank you to all that replied -I ended up taking over this vehicle myself as the orignal tech went on vacation- We found 2 reasons for fault - as many suggested - there was indeed some blockage of the radiator from in between radiator and condensor - I removed...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L all 4 windows VIN: 1FM2U34E5X
thank to everyone who replied.from what little i can check i feel it is the gem module but not knowing 100% i advised customer to go to ford and have checked.
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L 3-2 shift VIN: 1FTRX18L81
thank you for all the help. I ended nup doing a different valve body update and putting different size springs in the acummulator. Also informed the cust of the tsb
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L directionals VIN: BHYTO12569
thank you for your time all, this one is fixed, there was a break in the wire harrness over the collum, thanks to mr [...], here it is,,,If the truck has tilt try tilting all the way up and see if things straighten out. I've seen a few where the harness to the...
1969 Jaguar E-TYPE 4.2L subframe VIN: 1R10125XXX
Thanks to everyone who replied. Some said always change the subframe no matter what happened just 'just in case.' But the general consensus was that if the frame did not suffer any hot spots or the welds were intact and had not run then the subframe would be f...
2000 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Transmission VIN: SALLPAMJ4Y
The info provided in the replies help efectively, I found the speedring screws loose, add some locktite(glue) and retighten. Assemble all parts back again and the transm works perfectly well.
1983 Mazda RX-7 GS 1.1L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JM1FB3317D
found manifold vacuum leaks at carb base and intake manifold using carb cleaner. the shops smoke machine leak checker couldnt find them! I even specifically checked for the intake leak when I had the carb off and the only place smoke would leak from was the ai...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF65F6W
I called and talked to the customer and he stopped by so I could check the car, all the replies all pointed to the same fix and it was the right one I replaced the Mass air meter and cleared the codes and the car is running perfect thanks again everyone for th... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel trim malfunction Right bank), P0173 (Fuel trim malfinction Left bank).
1999 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L refrigerant temp sensor VIN: WDBJF70H9X
thank you for the help, i am not sure if is fixed or not customer says he has not been driving it much but so far so good i replaced refrigerant temp sensor on the receiver dryer, and followed a chart on alldata that mention to eliminate the refrigerant level ...
1995 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 1MELM50U6S
All Fixed, as suggested we ck'd ignition timming and found it retarted approx 6 degrees, ran much smoother after resetting. This car had alot of miles and must have a stretched chain. Just did'nt seem like thats what was going on, fuel pump is also nice and qu...
1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L TCC Solenoid VIN: JA3AM44HXV
Thank you for your responses,I removed the Transmission Control Module and disassembled and found some burnt circuitry. Replaced the TCM and vehicle shifts fine. Again thank you for your responses.
1986 Nissan D21 2.4L Surge VIN: 1N6ND1642G
thanks too all sent e mail all very to hane a third hand in thing out outher diration to look. custmor declin repairs Trouble codes: 23 (tps swich), 24 (tps swich), 42 (throttle position senser).
1997 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L code po740 VIN: 1GHDT13W9V
I would like to say thanks to everybody that replied. Lane from Michigan suggested a possible tcc slip at idle. He said they should be less than 50 rpm's with tcc solenoid engaged. I checked and had less than 50. Eric from Oklahoma suggested a possible short t...
1986 Ferrari 328 GTS Quattrovalvole 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: ZFFXA20A4G
Thanks for all of the replys. I really didnt expect to get any for a Ferrari. After fixing the fuel system the car would run but not well. I decided to approach it like it was a v8 mercedes because the cis system was very similar. I went looking for the overvo...
1993 Plymouth Laser 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4P3CF34BXP
After going over the idle control several more times we became convinced it had to be control module. Replaced it with a rebuilt unit and problem is solved. No more MIL and stable idle.
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L HVAC Blower and automatic headlamps VIN: 1G2WP52K3W
The fix turned out to be an ignition switch. Took the switch apart and found carbon on three of the contacts. Replaced w/ new Delco switch and works great. Guess this is an electrical Gremlin that the GP's have. Special thanks to Paul Neerhof, schomischg@power...
1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L No Start VIN: 1G2NW12E3X
Customer decided not to fix the car. Thanks to those who responded. One suggested the crank might be broken, hence the unreliable signal, one suggested the trigger wheel for the crank sensor, and one said timing chain. We did find a silver dollar sized hole in...
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L pressure selonoid
because this tranny was less than a year old,they sent us another remaned unit that we installed at all is fine.i wish i knew what was wrong with the old one,thanks for all your help
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EF48Z1X
This vehicle eventually proved to have a bad coil pack (one of two). After driving this car for a week waiting for it to act up it finally did and when I unplugged the rear coil pack and it didn't make any difference we replaced it with a dealer unit (no other... Trouble codes: P1300 (Random Misfire), P0300.
1999 Saab 9-3 2.3L windshield wiper
Many thanks to all respondents, Turned out to be a bad park switch-integral part of motor. The fix? New wiper motor.
1994 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L no shift VIN: 4S3BC6338R
Sorry it took so long to post. I didn't get much help on this one. What I ended up finding was that the computer/module for trans under the dash connected to the steering colume was bad. the circuit board was loose and would not make contact unless you held th...
1993 Toyota Tercel DLX 1.5L engine VIN: JT2EL43T2P
Thanks to all who have replied. Mostly all of you were correct.It was in fact in the rings. They were all froze to the piston heads. I did know these little 'rice were so touchy'. This was the time that this is ever happened to us. Just got it back together to...
2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR18E3Y
Hello again and thanks Everybody says very common for mass air flow to set this code of po171 Lean condition.I replaced the sensor and all Is fine, My o2 voltages were reading like they should and my Hesitation is gone. Thanks again to the Techs at IATN Trouble codes: P0171.
2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K01
sorry for taking so long to close but i'm yet to find the problem all info was good but all was tryed before post converters and o2 and air ratio sensor were replaced with oem parts will update if problem is found. Trouble codes: P0420 (cat below threshold bank1).
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