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2001 Alfa Romeo 147 2.0L Air bags VIN: ZAR9370000
This Alfa is one of several that I do that has an air bag fault light activated. I have access to the Alfa diagnostic tool to read the fault codes and clear them. However I would be greatfull of the likely problem area. From my experience on other cars it is...
1996 BMW 750iL 5.4L MIL Lamp on, VIN: WBAGK2327T
When car came in it was in fail safe mode. Smoke engine and found PCV blocks and intakes leaking. Had 37 missfire codes P0300-P0312 both DME's had the same codes. Replaced intake gaskets and PCV blocks with gommets. Cleared the codes and drove. MIL came on and... Trouble codes: P1270 (Engine torque bank comparison)
1986 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.0L Stall VIN: 1G4HP69LXG
this is my personal car that started stalling intermitently just as if you turn off the key. sometimes it starts right back up sometimes it has to set a few minutes as if it needs to cool down. it never loses spark or fuel press. i am pretty sure the injectors...
1996 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire
hello techs, this truck came in with a simple intake gasket leak. (water) replaced broken gasket started it up and had random missfire codes. and light studder off idle. tried plugs ,wires,cap, rotor. fuel filter. no change. thought maybe gasket moved . remove...
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Flexplate VIN: 2G1WF55K01
We are at a loss as to what is causing the flexplates to break. These flexplates have 3 windows on one side of the plate, the break is always at the center hole webbing near the center of the flexplate. Have any of you run across anything like this? More impor...
2002 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Unknown VIN: 2C3AE66G32
Hi and thanks for taking time to read! Our customer complaint is the a/c system is not cooling proper. We confirmed proper r134a charge. We evacuated system and did recharge with proper amount. This system is atc (automatic temp control). We found a service bu...
2004 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2.7L Misfire VIN: 1C3EL55R14
Vehicle came in 3k miles ago on a saturday. No codes, just every 3-4 seconds at idle, ac on or off doesn't matter, there is a misfire. You can feel it in the steering wheel, in the seat and on the motor. Monitoring misfire data no misfire detected. TSB for fla...
1992 Dodge Caravan LE 3.3L modulator VIN: 2P4GH55R8N
Vehicle came in for intermitet no assist and codes for accumulator and modulator. Dealer tested it and found needs modulator unit, won't cover under waranty for this problem(it is a bendix 10. This problem is not related to the recalls aparently. Dealer and...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L module VIN: 2B4GP4437W
code is intermittent. i cant induce a voltage on pin 8 to shut down tcm. all voltages and grounds are good. tech line thinks i might be getting a voltage on shut down wire,when i should not be. i have repeatedly tried to duplicate problem but cant. code is for...
1998 Dodge Durango 5.2L carrier VIN: 1B4HS28Y2W
hello we have a noisey rear diff. after pulling the diff. apart we found of course a bad pinion bearing. the problem that we have is inside the carrier. one of our spring plate washers and one retainer is broken and the limited slip or trac lok system? is l...
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L brakes VIN: 1B4HS28Z5X
need help!
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L unknown VIN: 1B4HS28YXX
It will drop to 28-32 lbs. lowside, 275-350 lbs. highside. The vent temp. is 50% and above at 1500 rpm and on max air. It will also start to cycle the clutch. At idle it will go up to 60% or more. The blend door is going shut. I even pulled the heater box and ...
2000 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Serpentine Belt VIN: 2B4GP2538Y
Got Caravan had worn tensioner, and belt had moved over 1/2 way off alternator, belt was shredding. Rpl tensioner and belt with OE, all was well. Came back a month later same thing, rpl tensioner and belt with OE again, this time shimmed tensioner out about 1/...
2000 Dodge Durango 5.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B4HR28Y8Y
Hey Chrysler techs, I need some help with this one. I got this 2000 Dodge Durango in that will run fine when cold, but after about 5 minutes of running, it just shuts down like you turned off the key. It will crank back up, but only run about 3 or 4 seconds an... Trouble codes: P1388, P1282, P0753, P1491
1985 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L Distributor VIN: 1FMDU15H4F
I was doing a friend a favor by commiting to install a freshly rebuilt 5.8L HO into a Blazer, Sight unseen. When I arrived at the location, I discovered the long block undressed. When attempting to install the distributor, it would not seat. I tried rotating t...
1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L fuel pump VIN: 1FTEF15NXJ
After driving this truck for about 3/4 mile it will shut off and it won't restart you can't even hear the fuel pump run when you turn the ignition on. After it sits for about 3 or 4 minutes and cools down you can turn on the key the pump will run and you can d...
1995 Ford Taurus 3.2L No Start
Car came in for a noise under the timing cover. I pulled it in, removed the battery, moved the P/S resovior out of the way, disconnected the ICM, removed the front part of the intake manifold, removed the drive belt and the top of the timing cover. Put the ...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L No Start, EXTENDED CRANK VIN: 1FMFU18L3V
this vehicle has extended crank no start only after cold soak sitting overnight. problem is intermittant. customer states it will crank for 2 minutes before it will start. i could only duplicate condition once in 10 days. after initial start problem will not o...
1997 Ford Mustang 3.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP4045V
I have got a strange one here. This mustang keeps recoding P0175 and long term fuel trims keep backing off to -12 -17 on both banks. I don't know why it is not coding out for both banks? I have checked everything i can think of fuel pressure is normal. oxygen ... Trouble codes: P0175
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L No Start VIN: 4UBBS0M231
truck owed by local phone co ,ther technitions could not repair so they sent it to us whith no info other than trunk does not start
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Stall VIN: 1FALP6536W
stalls upon deceleration at the time of a shift between all gears wheile letting off the accelerator. sometimes stalls coming to a complete stop as well. does not do it all the time, doesn't matter if hot or cold. engine idles and runs very well all other time...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L abs VIN: 2FMZA5149W
hello all, I have this windstar in here that most of the time when you are coming to a slow stop the abs will kick on in the last couple of seconds of stopping. Unfortunately there are no codes in the computer and with my scanner cannot use live data to watch ...
2000 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FAFP71W1Y
Thanks in advance.This car came in for a hesitation on accell from idle.Intermittant rough idle and also surges at idle.Does not seem to have lost power but customer stated fuel cunsumption has increased.Scan test shows all o2 pegged at around 950mv with no ch... Trouble codes: P1138, P1158, P1132, P1152
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Steering box VIN: 1FTRW08L42
This truck was broght in for a complete inspection. The truck inspected good but the steering wheel was jerking while turning in park and acted like over and under boost of p/s in corners while driving. Tech. installed new pump. The jerking in park is now gone...
2003 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L convertor VIN: 1FAFP36323
This vehicle was brought to us for stalling after driven awhile.What I was able to duplicate is after an extended period of driving vehicle will stall as soon as you put it into reverse.It will do fine if started in neutral and shifted to drive.Has all pass co...
1998 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 4.3L Cuts out VIN: 1GTEC14W9W
Hi guys, 4.3l gmc that has slight chug when light throttle applied, engine speed around 2300 rpm @ 25mph, no codes, timing varies between 11 and 40, tps smooth, cleaned maf and throttle plate, no misfires, egr duty cycle at 50% and actual and desired positions...
2002 GMC Sonoma SL 2.2L Compressor fuse VIN: 1GTCS14532
This truck came in with compressor clutch fuse blown. Customer had taken to previous shop to find why it blows ac fuse. They installed used compressor and looks like they taped wires under air box. First, I notice I can not find diode where alldata says it i...
1989 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1HGCA563KA
yeah, guys i have this honda that is kicking my butt. it came in with the complaint that it was shifting hard would hesitate and sometimes stall at stop sign. i check the timing and found that it was off. tried to set timing and was unable to get it to set. fo...
1997 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Unknown VIN: JHLR1854VC
This is a strange one. At 35 mph ONLY this car will AT TIMES go into a vibration/noise coming from the front end. AT times the steering wheel will shake. I can turn the wheel in either direction with no difference at all as long as I hold steady light pressure...
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG3273W
Im hoping to get lucky here, car showed up with mil on code 1382 customer complaining of stalling. car did not stall for me however I performed honda book test for cyp sensor and it all tested fine, not wanting to belive the computer was bad I tried a used dis... Trouble codes: 1381 (cyp sensor intermittent), 1382 (cyp sensor no signal)
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG3274X
Attention Honda techs, This is the 2nd time in shop for this emmision system problem. Vehicle came in about a month ago with the MIL light on. Scoped vehicle and found PO1475 stored in memory. Followed ALLDATA diagnostic flow chart and found two way valve and... Trouble codes: P1475
2003 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L radio VIN: 2HKYF18143
I have a question for any Honda techs. A friend of mine purchased a used 2003 Pilot LX. He wants to put the Pilot EX radio and steering wheel controls in his LX. First, is this even possible? Second, is there anything I need to look for? Third, is it possible ...
2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L brakes front VIN: KMHCG35C32
1994 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4S2CY58V5R
Customer is complaining of poor fuel mileage,black smoke out of the exhaust and a slight surge on the highway after about 30 mins. of driving. she also said that the ses light would come on from time to time. codes 13 o2 sensor open and 44 o2 sensor lean both ...
1994 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L engine temperature VIN: SAJHX12740
installed '91 engine in '94 car, runs great but overheats at idle, fan does not operate. Put a jumper in thermostatic switch connector and idled engine, engine still overheats and will not stabilize. Tried a new t-stat, no help. Removed guts from old t-stat so...
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L steering linkage VIN: 1J4GL58K32
In the last few months the steering has gotten stiffer. The steering wheel will now stay where it was if you let go when you are driving. Everything looks normal and wheels piviot easly when vehicle is jacked up.
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...
1995 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1LNLM82W4S
this vehicle has a misfire only on 1 & 6 cylinders. inspect plugs and wires- ok. no codes. tried swapping coils-still misfires. only can duplicate while driving, unable to duplicate in shop. any help will be appreciated. thanks
1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL/8 2778CC No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 113.044-12
Hello fellow tech's, I am at a loss as to how to proceed. Car starts well cold but runs so lean that it will not run in gear. Once car has warmed several minutes it idles ok but seems high(1200rpm). Will restart ok unless it hot soaks for 20 minutes then it wi...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L coolant temp VIN: WDBHA28E8S
found customer had put stop leak in cooling system that blew the head gasket we removed the stop leak was clogging the line to the radiator from the resevoir.since, we have flushed the block,heater core and replaced the radiator and resevoir bottle and flushed...
1997 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L ride control VIN: WDBFA76F7V
car is very bouncey, no ride control-car has proper type and amount of fluid, no noises or warning lights, suspenssion does pump up on start up, but very soft ride-are there any special bleeding/trouble shooting procedures-our info is limited on this car, woul...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Tail light/rear VIN: WDBRF61J21
Hello Mercedes Techs: I have this C240 with a warning in dash for rear tail light. I have replaced the bulb but the warning is still on. Is the lighting electronic on this system? I noticed when lights are on and I pull the knob two steps, the lower rear tail ...
1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1MECM62W8S
hey guys this one i hope is a easy one for you all, but its got me stumped. on start up when cold it doesnt like to idle. after restarting 3-4 times it runs fine and drive with no problem. its just after its sits and cools off that it doenst like to idle. clea...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L hard starting VIN: JN1CA21D4S
Good afternoon everyone. This 95 maxima came in for hard or long cranking. We originally checked fuel pressure and noticed that the pressure was fine but the pressure dropped to 0 immediately after shutting off the engine. When i pinched off the return line to...
2000 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GHDT13W7Y
please help, this 2000 bravada has intermittent service awd light come on for a few seconds while driving,, if stays on for a few seconds, can hear clicking near control module area,, right lower kick panel, scan test show no codes, hard to verify but will com...
1987 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L Stall VIN: WPOABO916H
hello fellow technicians; i have a real treat for you all. i have a 1987 porsche 911 that we have worked extensively to get put back into service. the only thing we have left is to get the idle to cooperate when we are checking the oil. as you may know, a per...
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: YS3ED48E21
HI ALL, I have this Saab that will not start, accellerate, or idle very well. The exhaust is extremely rich (overfueling) under all conditions. I disconnected the maf sensor and the car runs great. I have very limited scan data, but it does show that at idle ... Trouble codes: P1300 (manufacturer controlled ignition misfire)
1984 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L Diagnostics VIN: JT2SV12E4E
This car belongs to my daughter. When she operates the A/C system it will work fine as long as she is driving along at speed. After she has been driving at speed for some time she says that the A/C stops cooling and the A/C switch lamp flashes. If she shuts it...
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L timing VIN: 4T1SK12E7R
broken timing belt, how do we set timing for the cams without using special tools
1994 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Power Loss VIN: 4T1GK12C3R
Hello group: This camry,1MZ-FE, lacks power on accel, much more so when cold. It feels as if the exhaust is plugged, which it is not. I ran the car with just the pre-cat exhaust on it with no change. I tested the fuel pressure and although I don't remember the...
1981 Triumph TR7 2.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: SATPZ418XB
Hello again, My mechanics have basically given up on this car. Car came to our shop running badly. Basic tests showed a problem with fuel pressure varying and very low. Pump replaced with new one. We also found problems with the pump relay circuit and fixed t...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B3X
have this 5/99 pasat v6, custmer replaced battery due to draining and now car wont run, towed into shop. Found MIl lamp on code 1545 can not find any info on this code, I am usung a generic obd II scanner. I have read the fix archives and found read about 1545...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L compressor VIN: 3VWBC21C3Y
1994 Volvo 940 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YV1JS8314R
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L turbocharger VIN: YV1LZ5647W
Hello People, We have this V70 AWD XC in here and have diagnosed a severe oil leak from the turbo oil return line where it enters the block trough an o-ring. My question is, how to attack this one. It looks to me the best way to gain access would be to remov...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: YVITS90D1X
Diagnosed and found bank 1 sensor 1 oxygen sensor failure. Replace sensor and light returned 75 miles later. Recheck this time 02 checks good found vacuum leak at air intake hose. Repaired cleared code and came back again 75 miles later. Customer reports havin... Trouble codes: P1132 (manufacturer controlled air fuel metering)

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1986 BMW 325 2.7L Brake Light Warning VIN: WBAAB5400G
Well, I disconnected the third brake light and cleaned the plug with contact cleaner and it worked for a day and then it started blinking 'CHECK' again so I'll replace the unit and I'm sure that's the problem. Thanks to all, I start my day reading (or comisera...
1994 BMW 318i 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: WBACA5320R
i already closed this and fowarded info.i am truly sorry that it did not go through.thanks to all for your help.i found a vacuum leak under the intake.this corrected the problem.thanks again.
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBABJ632XS
Thanks to all who replied The vehicle ended up having a faulty dme I had to take car to BMW dealership to retrieve codes when scanned a code 22 appeared for failed camshaft position sensor When looking at data cranking RPM was 4400 Replaced dme and all is good
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L navigation/radio VIN: WBAGH8341Y
thanks to all that replied,and a special thanks to seth from michigan,who took time to call us and give us a list of items on that circuit.turns out it was the rear cig. lighter was shorted out causing the fuse to blow-replaced lighter all is well
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Hydraulic Convertible top VIN: WBABS53411
The top is finally working to BMW's intent! Got only one help reply on this one. The response was rather generic for this application. I finally got Alldata to fax me the complete convetible top section out of the BMW manual. It still didn't reference a bleedi...
1991 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L No Start, Stall, Stalls Then No Start VIN: 1G4HR54C0M
It was the crank sensor, Just want thank everyone who replied
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
i pressure tested the cooling system overnight and found coolant in the 2 cyl's i pulled the head and found the head gasket was leaking the car runs great thanks to all who helped it really helped. by the way, those heads are a real pain in the butt to do and ... Trouble codes: P0301, P0303.
1993 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 7.4L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1GKGK26N3P
Hello guys. I did check all the things you said. To my suprise there was a broken wire (intermittent) betweeen the DIS. wire and the coil. This would cause a change in the MV AC from the DIS & module. Thanks Again HAPPY WRENCHING Trouble codes: 42 (EST Problem).
1994 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 6.5L engine VIN: 2GCFC29S3R
Hello fellow TECHS. I want to first thank the people that took the time and interest in replying to my problem. Unfortunately we did not come up with a fix this time. We checked everything we could think of that might cause such a problem. One of you suggested...
1998 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL52MOW
Sorry it took so long to get back here but I wanted to make sure it was fixed. we ran a motorvac on this vehicle and it seemes to have cured the misfire codes. Trouble codes: P0300 (random cylinder misfire), P1381 (cylinder misfire ebcm/ ebtcm).
1998 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L cyl 4 misfire VIN: 1G1ND52M3W
Thanks to all 22 techs who offered help. This is what they had to say. 1-possible bad plug wire 2-3 mentioned performing a cyl leakage test 3-5 voted for leaking intake. Of those 5, one mentioned an internal vac leak (this was not the case) 4-3 mentioned leaki...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L temp gauge/electrical VIN: 1GCEK19T2X
thank you for all your input but we finally had to let this one go. the customer took it in while it was working fine and traded it. thanks again for all your help.
2000 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L Lack of Power VIN: 1Y1SK524YZ
Replaced fuel pump, strainer & pressure regulator in tank assembly. Problem still existed. Boss took car away from me & put a Mass air flow sensor in. He says it never ran better. Thanks to all who replied. Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0301 (Cyl 1 Misfire), P0302 (Cyl 2 Misfire), P0303 (Cyl 3 Misfire), P0171 (Fuel System Lean).
2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Accessories VIN: 16NDU03E0Y
Thanks to all who replied the problem with this one was the switches in the door. Replaced the switch and everything is working ok now. Thanks again to all who took the time to reply to this.
1999 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD56JXX
Okay guys I fixed this one, fairly simple once everything was ironed out. First, the reason I even generated this post was that I was unfamilier with this trans and thought that the communication problem and trans problem were related. They were not! The probl...
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck ST 5.7L Steering VIN: 3D7KU28D14
Well, this is such a humble trade. Looking to deep, I need to slow down and look at the basics. A 4 wheel wheel balance fixed our problem, tires ranged from 1.5 to 3.5 ounces of weight out. Thanks for all the replies. Something so obvious just staring me in th...
1993 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.5L overdrive shift VIN: 1FBJ531GXP
The information I received about how the o.d. switch controll worked was exactly what I needed to help customer make his own repair. Knowing that the switch signals the computer and its inherant wiring problems in the steering coluum was all good information. ...
1999 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L converter VIN: 2FTPX28L7X
thank you guys for your help.Customer does not want to repair this problem yet.He is selling his truck and fifth-wheel and wants to wait for a buyer first. I did talk to a trans. expert and the first thing he would do is replace the solinoid pack,re-test,if no...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU18L2X
thanks dan from washington the ckp sensor was the fix thanks for the help... Trouble codes: P0356.
2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L air flow VIN: 2FAFP71W61
Ok I missed it I could say. We checked it again and this time I raised the car up on a rack and was looking at the case to see if it was cracked outside. I found the problem. the lower part of the box is melted away and allowing the air to bypass out side. It ...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Air Bag light VIN: 2FAFP71W63
Hey there, This one is officially fixed. I received replies from 4 members on this post. I received a lot of help from Nick [...] in OH. Apparently this is a common problem on these CVs. The window of resistance that is required to keep the ABS light off is p...
1998 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L 2nd to 3rd shift VIN: 1GKDM19W8W
Thanks to all the replies that I recieved on my trans problem. The majority said that the transgo shift kit would take care of the problem so I ordered one and will put it in and see if that cures the beast. Thanks again for all the replies.
1996 Honda Passport EX 3.2L shift mechanism VIN: 4S6CM58V8T
It's fixed! Sorry if I wasted anyone's time, but I went back to the shop and re-examined the case and found nothing likely to be locking it together. So once again I pried gently on both sides of the transfer case cover and this time (?!) it popped right off. ...
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Surge, PINGING VIN: 1HGCG1655W
Thanks to everyone. Customer is taking the car to the dealer to see if they know what is causing the pinging. I will let you know when I find out.
1999 Honda Prelude 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMBB6146X
I am going to go ahead and close this one as a fix. Some replies stated only to use factory parts, but that's all that was used. Some said to replace the coil with the ignitor, tried that twice. the fix was to replace the ignitor four times until I got a good ...
1990 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2J4FY19E9L
We know why we were not getting a data stream, vehicle has add on a/c and we were programing our scanner for factory installed a/c, changing our setting to no a/c allowed us to get a data stream. We reinstalled the old iac motor to find out it had a bad micro ...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start
These aftermarket crank position sensors should be sold in pairs. Seems like they are defective out of the box half of the time. Replaced the defective part and problem solved. The fuel pump in fact only worked for the first two seconds after turning the key o...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4GZ58S8V
Thanks for the replies on helping me out. Customer is off island, and asked 'experts' is the states, and is convinced problem is the ECM, and has ordered one. Seem to be leaning that direction, although I got a wiring diagram, and would like to chase it from t... Trouble codes: P0351 (coil).
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Engine VIN: 1J4GW58N4X
Thank you for all of the information. I waited to close the post because I wanted to see if it would start overheating again. I replaced the new aftermarket thermostat with a new mopar thermostat. I figured that would be the cheapest thing to start with. I dro...
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJB7239Y
Thanks to all who replied. Lee [...] hit the nail on the head! The fuel pump relay had been replaced with an aftermarket relay. It seems the OE had a diode, that when missing, causes numerous electrical problems. When we installed the OE KIA relay, it started...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6GF10U2X
sorry it took a while to get back on here...I cleaned the throttle body and the iac motor and cleared the short term memeroy and the truck ran great the customer hasent returned so she must be happy...thanks for all the replies Trouble codes: 171 (lean exaust bank 1).
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JT6GF10USY
Cleaning the idle motor fixed this one. That was the suggestion of most replies. We took it off the car (not fun) and cleaned it. One posting said it's possible to clean it on the throttle body by spraying cleaner into the opening inside the throttle and catch...
1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 sl 2.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 113.044-12
sorry for the dealy, it jus t took a while to pull the trigger on replacing the fuel pump. the fuel pump did fix the car though. i changed the gas tank strainer again in fear that there was still garbage in the tank, but there was not, the strainer was clean. ...
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Idle low VIN: WDB1290672
Thanks to the guys who replied,judging by the small number of replies this must have been an unusual problem! The new airflow meter (& reset adaptation cured the poor idle/missfire/stalling. We checked the engine mounts (previously OK`d by another workshop) & ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L vents VIN: WDBJF55F9T
well, customer took vehicle and didnt return, will add more info if he ever comes back.
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WRF345HYWT
Thanks to Robert and David on this one. The right cat was the fault. Removed it from the vehicle and big chunks fell out of the one end. Installed the new cat, customer says the thing never had power like this before. Once again fellows, thanks for the tip.
2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L CD player VIN: WDBNG70J81
The customer decided because of the extent of the damage to take the vehicle to the dealer. Found that the hoses for drainage of the evaporator were leaking and had filled the entire floorboards with water. Damaging the floorboards, wiring and SAM module.
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L No Start VIN: 2MELM75W1V
I have not as yet fixed this vehicle. The problem is that it is so intermitent, that it is impossible to diagnose. It has never failed to start for me, but most of the time. First thing in the morning when I start it up. It will idle about 300 or 400 rpms. Aft...
2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L cooling system VIN: 5NIED28Y41
Well, the cars out of here. We ended up doing a teardown which revealed no obvious signs as to the cause of the coolant loss. We found no clean cylinders indicating the location of the leak either. The headgaskets certainly appeared to be the probable cause ,b...
1984 Other European 308 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: ZFFUA13A8E
The Ferrari now runs like new. I was able to source a BMW ABS relay for the overvoltage relay 34-52-1-154-894, I repaired the Rear crank sensor for now, (waiting for new part), installed new O2 sensor, set up CO open loop to .06 pluged in the O2 and things are...
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