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1991 Audi 90 2.3L Ignition lock VIN: WAUGC58A8M
A wrecker delivered this car to our shop and the key will not turn the ignition lock, tried different key etc. won't turn. I beleive a tumbler is broken in the lock cylinder. As a result the steering wheel won't turn and the trans is in park. Aldata describes ...
2000 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L MIL Lamp on
After I stuck the motor back in this thing and ran it at idle and 2500 rpm all went well. When I checked cam sesors in Actual Values channel 93 the reading was 0.00 kw on both sensors. When I went to Basic Settings ch.94 and ran test of the cam adjuster system... Trouble codes: P0246, P0300
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L Evap Canister VIN: JHMAH7327G
Can anyone help with the evap canister location on a 1995 BMW 325i I looked where the emissions label says it is and cant see it Is it located behind the fender well where it isnt visible without removing the inner fender liner thanks for the help
1994 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Battery / Alternator VIN: 1G4CW52L4R
Have inspected all the applicable wiring under the hood. According to Mitchell, there aren't any fuse links on this model. Voltage drop across alternator to B+ cable is less than .1V and resistance from alternator to PCM is less than a half ohm. Also haven't f...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L air distribution VIN: 1G6KD54YXV
Vehicle intermittantly switches air from dash vents when on max ac to windshield while driving.This can happen on acceleration or on braking.Customer advises it will happen when sitting at a stop light also. When this happens no matter what you do with control...
1991 Chevrolet Motorhome 7.4L reverse VIN: 1GBKP37N8M
Hello to all. I have searched the archives to no avail. This 4L80E in a motorhome lost reverse. The transmission showed signs of previous disassembly. I have GOOD forward gears and strong MANUAL LOW so I know my low band will apply. But for the life of me, re...
1992 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC1444N
what is happening is im seeing a fluxuatian of voltage at the data link conector 0,3.5,6.5,11.0,3.0, and the motor wont start , only when i see 12 or more then it will start , what i need is a good wiring diagram ,my resorses are bad ,chilten book, can any one...
1995 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L abs VIN: 1GNEK13K9S
this vehicle came in with a complaint of brakes locking up after a 50-0 mph brake. test drove and found that from 50-0 mph the abs is engaging on dry pavement and then at a full stop the rear and right front brakes are locked to the point that they will not al...
1999 Chevrolet S10 2.2L No Start VIN: 1GCCS1448W
the truck came in one day for no start but it ran fine.did some test anyway found no problem. let them take to drive.truck came back on a hook the next day.battery was dead i replaced ran fine charging system ok let sit while working on outher cars.went back t...
2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G1NE52J6Y
My customer brought in a 2000 Malibu with really bad fuel economy, no codes and a surge at cruise. Fuel trims look good, cat looks good, EGR is functioning and the car runs out great EXCEPT I can watch the knock retard ramp up to as high as -13 degrees at ligh...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L electric window VIN: 1GNCS13W51
After replacing the drivers window motor the auto down feature does not work properly. When you press the button the window goes to the bottom and continues to run instead of stopping. You have to push the button to the up position temporarily to get it to sto...
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Airbag light VIN: 2G1WF55E32
Once again i'm here,end of the line!Chevy came in with restraint lamp always on,scanned module,no codes.Ign volts@10V,followed diag procedure from Shop-Key,diags controller failure.Replaced controller today,still on.Installed known good cluster,still on.Does p...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2GCEC19V75
Hello fellow techs, I am posting this after searching most avenues without a lot of consensus.This truck belongs to my friend Mike, and if it doesn't get fixed soon, I think he's gonna sell it and buy a Titan. I'm trying to get him away from that idea, so her...
2005 Chevrolet Colorado Z85 LS 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 1GCDS136X5
this is wierd this is my personal vehicle it has happen a few times within the past couple of months. after driving for long periods of time 2-4 hours turn truck off and crank/no start let sit for 5-10 mins starts up fine no promblem. this has only happen 2 ti...
1999 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD46RXX
Hey guys, thanks in advance for any and all help. These folks are from out of town, visiting relatives here in town and they have a problem. While driving down the road, at highway speeds in cruise control, the car will buck and cut out. It wont stall altogeth... Trouble codes: P1391
1993 Dodge Dakota 3.9L tail shaft housing VIN: 1B7GG23X4P
The Dakota was brought into the shop because the tailshaft housing on the transfer case keeps breaking. The first time it broke the customer was driving 35mph. They replaced the transfer case. The second time the housing broke they were turning a corner. They ...
1998 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L compressor VIN: 1B7GL22Y4W
Hello friends,we have this problem with this a\c system.When the truck is first started and you turn on the a\c system it cools great,vent temp approx(in the shop)40d.Visually you can see the compressor clutch operate,after about 15-25 minutes of operation(idl...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Unknown VIN: 1B4GP44G3W
Hello Fellow Techs. I have here a Dodge Grand Caravan with a 3.3L FlexFuel Motor. The Check Engine Light was on, and customer complains of vehicle not driving over 35-40MPH (after she warms up). Using my OTC Genisys, I extracted codes: 53-Gear Ratio Error i...
1998 Dodge Stratus 2.0L door locks VIN: 1B3EJ46C3W
These locks automatically activate at 15 mph and bite the arm that rests on the lock knob. Can anyone tell me how to kill this feature while retaining the ability to lock all 4 doors with the electric button? All the manuals and diagrams I have don't give a cl...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 3.9L engine VIN: 1B7HC16X5Y
first thing i did was get the champion plugs out of it, and it felt like it might have a lower intake gasket leak. so i replaced the lower gasket, looked fine. well, i tried a new coil because the spark looked funny with a spark tester, come to find out the # ...
2001 Dodge Durango 4.7L gauge VIN: 1B4HS28Z1W
Hello again, we have this durango that the coolant gauge inside the vehicle will go all the way to hot and the check gauges light comes on the vehicle does not loose any coolant when this happens we checked for blown head gaskets and replaced the radiator and ...
1995 Eagle Talon ESi 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4E3AK44Y0S
code 43 occures after 10 min. driving, car begins to surge at idle. Flow chart led to replacment of ecm. did not fix problem. coil has also been replaced and wiring checked.all grounds ok. Trouble codes: 43 (peak coil voltage not reached)
1995 Eagle Talon ESi 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 4E3AK44Y9S
Hi techs after half an hour of driving fuel pump fuse blows. install new fuse, blows again about half an hour of driving. need help. thanks.
1968 Ford 3400 tractor 3.4L rear brake drums
This is a Ford tractor with gannon and loader bucket. I am unfamiliar with tractors or farm equipment. I am trying to get the rear drums off to replace the brake shoes, which are metal to metal. They appear to be similar to a Ford truck, which just pull off. I...
1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FALP45T5S
just purchased this 95 mustang gt 5.0. We only work on euro cars here so I have no real diag or knowledge on theese cars, so I am turning to you guys. This car runs rough almost feels like a miss, you can feel it betwwen 800-1300 rpm. If you accelerate hard ca...
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L engine cooling VIN: 1FTNE24L4X
Ok, here we go. 3k since replacing heater core and a/c compressor, engine is overheating. Only when accelerating down the road with the a/c on. Found fan clutch bad. Replaced fan clutch and seemed better but still wanted to overheat when accelerating. Coolant ...
2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L injecterz n fuel pump VIN: 1FAFP40431
towd in . i hookd test equp to spark, injectors n fuel system. then hookd snap on scanner up . code p1260. lookd it up n tryd to follow th stuff that alldata had. but cant git dtcs from pats. seemz to shut down all systems and cant git any codes once i try th ...
2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53UX4
Hello fellow techs. I could use some help with this one. Vehicle came in with no start condition. I have no fuel pressure at fuel injectors. We replaced FPDM with new factory part due to no power to fuel pump from the FPDM. We now have batt voltage to the posi... Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel rail pressure sensor circuit performance)
2005 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTRX12W05
this truck has been to the dealer several times for the complaint of lack of power when trying to pass a vehicle when driving at 40 mph or greater when you try to accel to pass a vehicle it has about a 10 second sag then you slowly gain speed any help would be...
1996 Geo Metro 1.3L No Start VIN: 2C1MR5244T
I have a car here that has no fuel and no spark. All fuses check good. I don't have spark from the coil either. Also missing a ground at the main relay. The ground is supposed to come from the pcm. I already replaced the pcm and there has been no change. Still...
2002 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L steering pump VIN: 3GKFK16Z22
after replacing the power steering pump,the steering is fine off idle.when you are sitting at idle the steering gets stiff only at idle,if you increase the idle speed by 200 rpm the steering is fine.i did not see any kind of switch that would tell the computer...
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Compressor VIN: JHMCD5650R
The compressor is cutting out at higher RPM's (1500 to 2000). The pressures are normal low side 32 high side 180 to 200 psi It loses the ground signal to the relay for the compressor from the ECU. It stays on when idleing, but cuts off when you hold it at a hi...
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG56XWA
Only the check engine light comes on. Operation of car is fine. Comes on randomly. Can anyone help? Trouble codes: 1456 (undocumented code)
2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG22561
we have this car that keeps setting missfire codes. at times will set po305, then will come back with a po302, or 304,ect no cylinders consently reset with no time or freeze frame corolation. have loaded all coils for output all will jump a hei spark tester. h... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305
1991 Infiniti M30 3.0L hvac control head VIN: JNKHF14C5M
car has automatic temp control,hvac control head(auto a/c amp) does not turn on or illuminate,according to mitchell power wires are on pins 1,2 and 3, ground is on 8, these wire colors do not match car,have power on 1,2, ground is on 3,any help would be apprec...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L serp. belt VIN: 4S2CK58W21
Customer just purchased this truck and wanted to make sure of the t-belt. upon disassembly and inspection, i found the serpentine belt frayed on the inner edge ( towards the motor). the t-belt looked like it was recently replaced. replaced it and the water pum...
1985 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Cuts out VIN: SAJJNACC8C
I have done enough to become convinced that I have an ECU problem as the fuel system fails to deliver fuel within 1 minute or less of starting the car. The cutting out seems to be fuel as it happens in a way that mimics the loss of fuel pressure, that is gradu...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJKX6243W
Hello all I have a jag. vanden plas in the shop it wont start, the fuel pump has shorted blowing the fuse. The question I have is how do u remove the fuel lines to pull the tank out of the trunk? Mitchell says to remove from the lines from the bottom of the ca...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L battery VIN: 1J4GZ48S8W
hello, i have a jeep grand cherokee here that the customer says he can drive the vehicle for weeks at a time. he even tows it around behind his rv, but every once in a while the battery will go dead overnight. he's positive that nothing is left on and one quic...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1J4FF5856Y
Hi techs, This Jeep was brought to us because of an ongoing overheat problem. As noted in the recent history of repairs, he has had an extensive list of components replaced by the local Jeep dealership. There is no coolant loss complaint, no engine oil contami...
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L flash programming VIN: 1J4HR58225
NEW generic NGC controller will not accept transmission portion of the flash update using STARScan. Have tried disconnecting ABS controller, interupting power to PCM during the requested "power down", disconnecting other controllers in an attempt to lessen bus... Trouble codes: P0602 (Transmission not programmed), P0700 (General Trans Fault)
2001 Lexus GS300 3.0L cylinder head/timing sprocket VIN: JT8BD69S51
Customer overheated it and drove it until it quit. Head is warped about .006, but raised in the middle to about .011 Customer is on a budget and wants to know if we can get away with milling it. Anyone have any experiance with these heads?? Also tech loosened ...
2002 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1YVGF22C12
Vehicle has stumble or hesitation on accel. just off idle and clears up.also does it when A/C comes on.No codes found.Seemed to be fuel related. I test drove vehicle w/scanner and found no significant change in fuel trim when duplicating problem.Long term fuel...
1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L AC performance VIN: 1070441201
Fellas, I'm beginning to believe I won't be able to get this SL to make good cold air. I've tried two compressors(new not reman.), two expansion valves, blocked off heater circuit, checked to make sure I'm getting recirculated air and made sure the blend flap ...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WDBCB20A0D
We just removed the transmission and replaced the front pump seal and o-rings. The complaint was delayed engagement, because the fluid was so low and leaking so much we added fluid and drove it and at the time it seemed to engage and shift ok but after assembl...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Cuts out VIN: WDBCA35E9M
Hello. This car cuts out an acceleration. Almost immediately. Restarts also immediately. Unable to duplicate on the lift or on the ground with the transmission in gear. Thank you. Jerry
1992 Mercedes-Benz 600SEL 6.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WDBCA57E3N
hello, I have asked for help with this one before. The problem was worse and not just intermittent before we replaced most all vacuum hoses. We also checked inside throttle actuators for corrosion, and it fixed the high end cut out after this work. Now we woul...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L air volume VIN: WDBJF65H7X
i have this e320 that blows cold trough the passenger side vents and luke warm through the drivers side. when one side temp control is at lo the blower dosent have much volume through cneter vents. we cant seem to pinpoint whats going happenen here. wanna blam...
1998 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM50U6W
Please help this car is nuts. When we got this car and the Syncronizer assem. was about 90* out of time and very sloppy. I replaced Synconizer body and CMP with rebuilt unit from CarQuest. It came with the CMP sensor. I installed with the Ford tool to insure p... Trouble codes: P1309 (misfire moniter disabled)
2000 Mercury Mystique 2.0L MIL Lamp on
Sorry no vin. we were loaded up today and this vehicle was a trade in for used car lot. We just got there used car business because they sell new Honda's and there techs. won't touch anything but a Honda. Please help this car is sold. When I first worked on th... Trouble codes: P0171
2002 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L a/c switch shutting off VIN: 4A3AA46G13
the a/c , heater blower works fine. when you push the a/c button when it's one #1 setting it works fine, you turn the blower to #2,#3, or high the a/c shuts off.the are the same button, turn for blower operation, push to turn on the a/c i only found wiring dia...
1993 Nissan Quest XE 3.0L ac compressor VIN: 4N2DNILWDS
just basically if i disconnect the relay to the iac sol located on the right fender well the ac operates. the iac sol does not of course. the van came in for a blown fuel pump fuse. i tested the complete circut no problems found. the green wire red tracer also...
1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1CA21DOT
customer brought this car in after having replaced water pump. he said car ran fine before water pump replacement, now engine has multiple miss. checked compression 130-150 on all cylinders. unplugged coils one at a time and found two dead cylinders #2 and num...
2002 Chrysler Voyager 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GJ25B72
I hope I can get some help on this Voyager. Came in with check engine light on P0171. Checked all and found broken (from an accident) evap solenoid by radiator. Thougt we had it as it was a good vacuum leak. Replaced with oe valve and after 1 trip code re-set.... Trouble codes: P0171 (B1S1 lean exhaust)
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L dies&wont restart VIN: 1G2NG12E2Y
my brother inlaw has a problem that his engine dies only after driving for at least an hour when it is hot ([...] or more). After sitting for about 15 min. it will start back up and will run fine the rest of the way home. I have checked for codes and found...
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L blower motor VIN: 1G2WP52K41
vehicle came in with in/op blower motor; paper wrapped up in blower motor; replaced motor, pulled intergrated resistor pack/high speed relay and checked, burnt circuit on electric chassis, replaced (UP GRADE PART DESIGHN). on key up/start blower motor Takes ab...
1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L a/c blowers VIN: WP0CB2964M
Thnaks in advance for any response. We have this real clean and well maintained 91 911 cabrio. We replaced a bad blower motor about 6 months ago. A few weeks ago both of the blowers stopped. They are getting power. If we give them ground they work fine and dra...
1994 Saab 900 S 2.3L clutch VIN: YS3DM352R2
Customer came in complaining that the clutch didn't feel right, clutch cable had been replaced 6 months ago, test drove and clutch felr weak. I pulled the trans and cluch had alot of wear so the clutch assy and a new cable were replaced. now customer says clut...
2000 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L crankshaft VIN: YS3DF58K5Y
Hi guys. we have replaced the crank case vent hose to correct the obvious oil leak,so now it pours oil from the rear main seal,after pulling the trans and the seal we find a nice size groove in the crank. does any body know if there is a wear sleeve available ...
1998 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BK4353X
Car is well maintained and runs great. B1S1 will not go above 650 and drops to 000 at cruise. B1S2 stay about 700. Can not force b1s1 high with propane. Fuel trim is -6%lt and st fluctuates. When forced lean with vacuum leak fuel trim goes to +38% The MAF has ... Trouble codes: P0130 (oxygen sensor failure)

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1994 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: ZARBB32N8R
It seems the Motronic system is sensitive to a properly running o2 sensor. When we checked ours it it was alittle lazy, recommended it to the customer but he declined. Thank you for the replies, although few, both were very helpful. Trouble codes: 1224.
2000 Audi A4 1.8L PCM power supply VIN: WAUDC68D1Y
Unfortunately time forces me to close this request. This customer has been VERY patient. As with most shops, daily work takes most of our time. This car has sat for the last two weeks without us even taking a further look. I have tried to trace back the PCM po...
2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUXD68D31
Good afternoon. The repair on this S4 came from Rob. It was the diaphrams in the turbo recirc valves not holding vacuum. To quote Rob' ) Kurt, If you run the short test for secondary air does it pass? If it does and the faults come back after a few days, what ... Trouble codes: 17819 (Secondary Air System Low Flow bank 2), 17831 (Secondary Air System Low Flow bank 1).
1991 BMW 520i 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality
We spent many frustrating hours on this car without success. We have fixed many BMW and Mercedes driveability problem in the last five years, this one is definitely the toughest one to deal with. We have done all the basic and all the suggestion that we receiv... Trouble codes: 3 (injector cylinder 1).
1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4HP52L3R
Thanks to all who responded - I finally found out from Identifix to look for improper voltage at the 3X and 16X terminals from the crank sensor to the module at the module (the ones on either side of the bolt that holds in the connector blue/white & yellow). I...
2003 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 3G5DB03E03
Thanks to all that replied,we ended up changeing the ignition relay and after two weeks all is well.I hope everyone is enjoying summer it's been a hot one.Once again many thanks,Glenn.
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L a/c compressor VIN: 1GCFC29V2X
this is the most irratating thing to have to do but i seem to have no choice. customer does not seem inclined to return so i am going to close this post for now. i received a lot of great information and no one wasted my time. i only put that in there because ...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L ebcm VIN: 1GCEC14VXX
After checking battery to chassie ground and wave form of sensor we think Reynaldo [...]
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD LS 6.0L pressures
I received several replies on this this one. Most of you confirmed what I thought the problem was. A restricted condenser. I couldnt confirm it because back flushing it, it seemed to have good air flow through it. I also failed to mention that I had changed th...
1999 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L a/c system VIN: 2C3HD46J7X
thanks to everyone that replied. the fix on this one was a new evap. temp. sensor. the voltage reading on the old sensor was approx. 2.4-2.6volts. the new sensor had a reading of approx1.4 volts. the only info in all data and mitchell about this sensor that i ...
2002 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Unknown VIN: 2C3AE66G32
Well, we took the vehicle to the dealer and payed them to tell us what we already knew! They told us there was in fact no test for this code 36 and they could only assume that the control head needed replaced. We did replace control head and problem is correct...
1993 Dodge Caravan ES 3.3L Cuts out VIN: 3B4GH55R1P
The problem was in multiple places on the sensor common ground. We had to rebuild the sensor ground (blue/black wire). Trouble codes: 53 (Multiple other codes data indicated VSS off scale RPM off scale), 41.
1993 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR14X8P
Finally got this one fixed,, this morning I decided to check the fuses and I found a blown O2 heater fuse that kept blowing so I started unplugging the main engine harness plugs on the left fender well until the fuse stopped blowing I then started opening up t...
1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Unknown VIN: 1FAFP13P4W
Thanks to all whom took time to read and respond. We referred this customer back to the transmission shop that just overhauled the transmission. They seemingly don't want to take blame for the problem but from feedback, it must be internal problem. Sorry Cottm...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Rear Diff
Well thanks for all the help. You guys were right on with the splines in the driveshaft. I pulled it apart and cleaned it up and reassembled with the Ford grease and no more klunk. Thanks for the info.
1972 GMC C2500 350CID overflow tank VIN: TCE2421522
sorry folks ,feeling pretty dumb here ,16 lb rad cap fixed problem .I'm sure that was what we had on originally ,however he had changed a few times with a 13 lb ,just not quite enough .thanks for all the replies .
1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Hesitation VIN: 1HGCB7674P
Heated O2 sensor fixed this one. I always use factory emmision parts. Thanks to all again who helped. I was leaning that way but. Who thinks O2 for cold start drivability... Trouble codes: 12 (ho2s circuit).
1996 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Driver's window VIN: 2HGEJ6575T
Yes!! A fix on this gentlemen -- and several electronically savvy ladies. Executive summary: clean break in the door wire harness at the driver's door hinge connector. Talk about your pain to get in and repair, mister. How often have you read 'repair open be...
1997 Honda Odyssey EX 2.2L speedo VIN: RA21212157
hello, thanks ,everybody , drove 150 miles , fitted vss at roadside and it worked perfectly, knowing what was wrong before hand ,saved me having to bring the car to the workshop and delivering it back again michael
1995 Infiniti Q45 4.5L Engine VIN: WBA4328752
Sorry to have taken so long to post a fix, but the problem was elusive and the eventual repair was to replace the engine. All the vibration was from the engine, as it turned out. The fix involved buying a Japanese 'takeout' engine from a Maxima, which is hte s...
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31A4Y
Hello techs, I received helpfull info from ron, michael, stephen and stephen. The general concensus is that Infinti and Nissan do have problems with IAC motors, some so severe that it can wipe out pcms and driver modules inside the pcm. The customer is going... Trouble codes: P0505.
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L MIL Lamp on, CRUISE INOP. VIN: SAJHX1240W
after recieving three identical replies to replace the brake switch i did so. each time i tested the old brake lamp switch it checked out good. the switch must have been acting up on the road while my testing was done sitting still in the bay. thank you for yo...
1992 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1J4FJ58S7N
thanks to all that took the time to offer advise,but machine is still not repaired. i will still keep trying.thanks again bill.
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1J4GW68N2X
well thank you all. I did change the Crank Sensor, but no change at all. We wound up sending it up to the local Dealer for further computer diag. They believe it to be the ECU. We changed this, BEAWARE this erases all the key codes, and make it inoperable. Has...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Unknown VIN: 1J4GW58N0Y
After the body shop dug into the vehicle's damage a little deeper they came up with enough to total it. One of the guys said he told insurance company customer would refuse car after repairs were made, which worked. One said the insurance co. could be held res...
1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on, NO POWER VIN: KNDJA7236X
special thanks to al mooris who took extra time to help us i did go thru the harnesses and what i did find which the problem never occured was the mass air flow red wire to the ecm was not recieving a signal until i bent the pins and tweaked them it never acte...
1995 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L No Start VIN: SALJY124XS
Sorry everyone about how i handled this information for you. Several people contacted me with great suggestions, and remarkably none told me to get out of the business? :) This car had intermitent no start but would crank. had fuel pump loosing pressure and af...
1999 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L engine VIN: SALJY124XX
Thanks to all who replied. After tested the system again with the block dye test and hydrocarbon test we still do not have any conclusive evidence of a bad head or gasket. The concensus is that the liners moved and are causing the overheating by using coolant....
1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L ac pressures VIN: JT8UF11E9L
Hello I have been trying to get in touch with this guy to see if he fixed the car but he is not returning any info. I suspect the repairs to evaporator and expansion valve wrap my have been the problem. Thanks to all who have spent there time in helping. Tha...
2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G3Y
First off I would like to thank all the replies I recieved. Secondly I would like to apologize. After doing all I did,posting it here and talking to a tech line and 1 1/2 days of messing with this I found out the MAF Sensor I was given was rebuilt,not new. I i... Trouble codes: P0171.
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L compressor VIN: WDBFA61E6M
Thank you for the replies and sorry for the late post but we wanted to make sure the car was still running cold. We were informed about the MAS relay on the passenger side of the firewall. It is a combination relay for several components in the vehicle. We hav...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E11
Thanks to all who replied, We were unable to fix this vehicle, however we did receive several good replies. One reply said to check crank position sensor and reset flywheel adaptation. A few said to check exhaust back pressure. One reply stated there may be fl... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple misfire), P0301 (cyl [...]), P0303 (cyl 3 misfire), P0306 (cyl 6 misfire).
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Tail light/rear VIN: WDBRF61J21
Hello everyone, this is a fix: All of five replies pointed to same issues. Very acurate. This was my first C240. The assembly in tail light had aftermarket bulbs an d bad contacts due to heat. The advice was to clean contacts and replace with correct bulbs and...
1994 Mitsubishi Mirage S 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JA3EA26A1R
THanks to everyone that took the time to reply to my help request. I could not duplicate the customers complaint of the car stalling. This vehicle is burning OIL, which could be causing the stalling condition. The customer has decided not to put any money in...
1993 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: JN1EB31F9P
It's DONE (and thanks to roadrunner back up and running after a week being down because of the lighting capital of the world)I had three replies to my problem on 1993 Nissan. There was some corresion on the ect terminal. There was a good charging system and no...
2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01D91
Well, like they say, no news is good news. This vehicle did not return with any problems. I ended up replacing the refueling valve and the canister. The refueling valve is this white looking thing on top of the fuel tank which snaps into a holding-like bracket... Trouble codes: P1446 (mfr. contrl aux emmisions).
2001 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 3.4L ride control VIN: 1G3NF52E91
Thanks to everyone for the info. As it turns out, gm sells a grease kit for the steering knuckle. Apparently, they dry up and will pop. I applied the grease and it stopped. I guess now I'll wait and see. Thanks again, Kevin
1994 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G2HX52LOR
After checking all the grounds and testing the ignition module, coils, and wiring harness, which were all good. I plugged in a different ECM and tested it and it works perfect. Thank you to everyone out there who helped with this diagnosis and the rapid respon...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L srs VIN: 4T1BE32K12
Thanks, Rock from California was right on, Toyota parts department had no knowledge of incompatibility of replacement seat belts with body harness. The parts manager called Toyota technical help and all they would admit was there were 'problems' with the repla...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L airbag control module VIN: 9BWGT21J51
Hello and sorry for the delay, but this one turned out to be quite a runaround. First of all, thanks to everyone for all the helpful info on the correct coding. It turns out that I had the correct coding all along...The problem was a software issue with my Sna...
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