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1998 Audi A4 2.8L Cooling Systems VIN: WAUDD28D0W
Hello, This one came to us with a coolant leak.We checked and found a massive amount of engine oil which was overfilling cooling system. I replaced engine oil cooler as it was the most likey candidate with no avail. Any other likely sources of this oil leak in...
1988 BMW 635CSi 3.5L Pressures VIN: WBAEC7414J
Hellow BMW Techs, A/C system meassuring pressure at the compressor low side fitting the pressure goes into a vacuum at 2000 RPM'S the vent temp at Idle is 55 degrees and if you drive down the street the vent temp goes from 55 degrees to 70/80 degrees (outside ...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADD6321V
Hello fellows iatn members. i have a head scratcher here if you will. customer brought vehicle in here friday, stating that the engine wont idle and the check engine light on.he also added that the vehicle acted the same way couple of months ago but it went aw... Trouble codes: 06 (mass air flow meter)
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L a/c VIN: WBAAM3347Y
Hi BMW Techs & Fellows , have this Bimmer E46 here to pull my hairs off. Car was in for A/C not blowing cold air.check & found compressor was not running,so give power direct to A/c clutch and able to check low pressure 50 psi,high side 350 psi.But it get cold...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: WBADM6342Y
Customer brought car in with complaint of abs, traction control, brake, and check engine light on. car drives normal. scanned for codes and dme (engine) says no codes present, tried two different scanners. abs module gives codes for 41 no description, 7 left f...
1986 Buick Riviera Luxury 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G4EZ57B1G
Hello all and thanks for your help, I've been working on this car for several months. (He brings in money and then I work on it again) It has a very rough idle in gear and will stall at lights both on accel and decel. The engine will idle in park for extended...
1992 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4HP53LON
Problem is very intermittent. Customer says the vehicle stalls as if you shut the key off. I'm thinking ignition module, crank sensor, or ECM fault. I tried tapping and wiggling wiring to all of these, but nothing conclusive. The customer said the last time it... Trouble codes: 17 (RPM Signal Problem)
1999 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L power door lock VIN: 1G4CU5218X
Greetings, Have a strange intermitent problem.Customer claims vehicle unattended with doors unlocked,will lock drivers door only.When returning it takes repeated attempts of hitting remote to get drivers door to unlock. At other times all 4 doors are locked,a...
2000 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4CU5413Y
Car came in with security light flashes & no start , code B2069 in the pcm, replace &reflash pcm ,car start, but the security light stays on & code B3031 in the memory. any help...thanks Trouble codes: 3031 (key decoder device in assembly learn mode)
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L abs system VIN: 3G5DB003E2
vehicle's abs system will activate when brakING at very low speeds of 15 mph no code in system all sensor are reading correctly problem is intermittent.
1990 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L air bag VIN: 1G1YY2381L
we had to send the cluster instrument for repair, and at the same time we decided to replace the ignition switch that was hard to turn at times. After putting everything back together we found out that the seat belt and the air bag light were on. We tried to g...
1991 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L Noise VIN: 2G1WN54T2M
This car came into our shop with a very noisy fuel pump, buzzing it's little brains out. You could hear the car coming up the street. Pressure, volume and supply voltage were, surprisingly, OK. I did not check voltage drop across the pump, amps draw or scope p...
1992 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L No Start, Stall VIN: 2G1WN54T3N
This car came in with an intermitant stall and not start. Let it set for an hour and it would start and run. I found when it wouldn't start it had good spark but no fuel pressure. A check of the wiring proved power was getting to the fuel pump but it wasn't ru...
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Cuts out VIN: 1GNDT13W4S
Hi guys, This Blazer has a severe bucking/cutting out only when under load. No problem cold and idles just fine hot. EGR desired and actual 0% at idle and up to 70% under load hot. It came in with no code but was able to set 32 after much testing while power b...
1997 Chevrolet p30 chassis 454CID Surge, Stall, engine dies in gear VIN: 1GBLP37J9V
Engine siezed up replaced with a gm new 454 After install start engine set cam timing 0 Put into gear reverse or drive engine dies trys to run surges then dies. Neutral runs up fine no hesitation no stall no die snap on scanner says iac motor is at 215 to 105 ...
1998 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCEG15W3W
This van will not start at first attempt. Has spark and fuel. If you keep trying it will eventually start, but as you try to apply throttle it will die. Eventually it will get going if you feather it. Scantest found no codes. What I found was the coolant temp ...
1998 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 7.4L long crank time VIN: 1GC0K00JOW
Last year i installed a new carter fuel pump due to dead pump, customer complained of hard start i checked and replaced regulator (GM),it was leaking also, still has a long crank, the fuel pressure will hit 58-60 psi and bleed down within 5 sec. So i pulled pl...
1998 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1GCFG25MXW
The engine turns over AND STARTS, BUT CUT RIGHT OUT. The only way it starts if I spray fuel injector cleaner into the intake but once I stop spraying it shuts off. It will start if I jump the ECT wire and disconnect the TPS. Once it runs I am able to accelera...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNCS13W51
This thing came in with a complaint of MIL on and poor fuel economy...Scanner revealed bank 1 and bank 2 rich codes. Long term fuel trim was at -12 to -14. Tested fuel pressure, was @62 psi but did not hold...would drop down to 25psi within a matter of one m...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L MIL Lamp on, low power VIN: 1GNDT13S22
Appears to occur at cold start, freeze frame data 0RPM, ECT 66F, Engine load 100%. Alldata and Mitchell don't appear to address this issue or I missed it. Thanks for any help. Trouble codes: P0606 (ECP/PCM Processor fault)
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1GNEK13Z92
Vehicle was towed in. Failure occured at 70MPH after 45 minutes of driving. Vehicle shut off clean and would not restart. Fuel gauge indicated empty, added several gallons, no change in gauge, checked for codes, none found, found no fuel pump operation. Perfor...
2002 Chevrolet S10 2.2L running rough VIN: 1GCCS19581
car came back - customer claiming the car is doing the same thing - runs o.k. but somtimes sound like missing or want to go off- check for code - there is no code - positive battery terminal shows some battery dis-charge.
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEC19X63
this truck will not start and has codes p1626 and u1300 i have very little info on this i called mod and they said they would fax me info that was 8 hours ago the theft light dose not flash but dose come on i got differnt key and i tried to rest the theft syst... Trouble codes: U1300, P1626
1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46F0V
Hello everyone, Need some help from the mopar experts. This vehicle came in a a few weeks ago with a MIL lamp complaint and no drivability issues. Performed scan diagnostics and retrieved code PO401(EGR insufficient flow). Referred to alldata diagnostic flow ... Trouble codes: P0401
1991 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall
Hi everyone and thanks for reading this I have my customers ranger with a 1991 mustang engine and fuel injection (multi port) it will start but dies right away, when I checked the ect circuit I only have .5 volts with sensor unpluged when I unplug the maf (it ... Trouble codes: 24 (air charge temp), 61 (coolant temp)
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...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L starts and dies VIN: 1FALP653GW
1998 Ford Contue towed into shop, starts and dies. fuel pump noisey, fuel pressure 15-40 at rail. replaced fuel filter, no change replacd fuel pump assy with new ford part, 40 to 42 lbs at rail. same symptons starts dies, checked cam timing exhaust cam off 1 t...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5240X
Hello ford techs: I have this windstar with an inop sliding power door driver's side. The door works manually. When I depress the button to open door all I hear is the sound of it unlocking. I does not slide open or close. Does this have a safety feature for b... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR flow insuficient)
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L steering VIN: 1FTWF33F4X
thanks ahead of time for any help truck has a strange grinding poping noise only when moving and turning left. Noise is not rotational and does not speed up with road speed, it does get louder though. does not change with suspention movement. did have bad bal...
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14X9X
Test data supports cmp sensor out of time, (disable #3 injector and computer reports #2 cyl. misfire) Replace cam sensor and timed per. factory spec. with special tool (was not out of time). Still sets mil light almost right away. Truck has no misfires or poor... Trouble codes: P1309 (Misfire Monitor Disabled)
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5528Y
Cutomer came in with Mil light on (code P1237). Did not have time so I cleared it but it soon reset. Customer said it mileage went from 29 MPG to about 19 MPG. Done voltage drop on FPDM. Input voltage is 13.72V and VD on pos. is .586. On the ground the voltage... Trouble codes: P1237 (Fuel pump secondary circuit)
2001 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1F1YR14U81
Vehicle came in with a complaint of a hesitation during heavy accleration(wide open throttle) at about 3500 rpm vehicle would start to cut out and hesitate. Stay in throttle and after about 2-3 seconds vehcile would be fine then it will occur but not as bad at...
2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L eats batts and alts VIN: 1FMYUO4162
This is a 4x4, with a lite bar across the roof, and is primarily driven at speeds less than 15 mph around parking lots, etc, or sits idling for long periods of time at night 'staking out' . I assume the driver has the a/c on high ( lately ) along with lites et...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAHP71WX3
car came in for oil change tech did tune up and fuel filter came back day later mil light on code p0175 bank 2 rich and running rough.we are not sure if promble was there before the tune up. plugs and coils change again then we started trowing parts at it from... Trouble codes: P0175
1996 GMC K1500 Suburban 5.7L Heater control VIN: 1GKFK16RXT
Hi! Bottom line here is poor AC from front unit. Cannot find test for heater control "switch" on fire wall. Has vacuum to it, Wiring has a two lead connector - one side has good ground other is "dead" at any AC/Heat setting. Hoses stay hot. All other controls ...
1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L high idle VIN: 426CM58W6W
Hello everyone. This Passport came in last week Weds. with a high idle. (About 1800 rpm.) Checked for TSB's first. Found one that had me check a number of things. First off there was no MIL on, or no codes stored. So performed TSB checks. Tested for vaccuum le... Trouble codes: P0507
1994 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Safety VIN: 4S2CY58V6S
can any one let me know how to disable the security system on this car. i have the key but not the remote control. or how to set the sytem without the remote control. the car does not stard and there is a key simbol at he dash. the engine does not turn, the cl...
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4S2CK58W5W
This car was driven 1600 miles with no reoccurance of problem stated above until Sat. 7-30-05. Driver states it shakes bad upon start up and you have to keep your foot on the gas to keep it running then after awhile it will stay running but at any time in may ... Trouble codes: P0705, P0705, P1404 (erg stuck closed since cleared)
1997 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Body Control VIN: SALPV1247V
This Rover came in on the hook as a no start. Customer reported a dead battery as a turn signal lamp would not extinguish. Next thing you know it won't crank and therefore won't start. The car is in the shop now and the alarm system is acting up. We also cann...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L 2nd engine braking VIN: WDBGA33E3T
Transmission working well except for when puuling down from 3rd to 2nd it lets loose and will not slow down car
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Lighting VIN: 2MELM74WXT
Car has no turn signals inside or outside.. customer had already replaced the multifunction switch. inspected the wiring diagram and found no signal coming out of the light blue wire for flasher output from the lighting control module,the flasher power input h...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L wiper motor VIN: 1ZWFT61L1X
hey guys well i didnt want to waste a post, but this one is got me stumped. 99 cougar came in with wiper harness burnt up, insurance company said replace harness and wiper motor assembly. whitch i did and while replacing harness, i noticed that the wire that i...
1989 Nissan Pulsar NX SE 1.8L Hesitation VIN: JN1CN3452K
Hy every one,have some problem with this one and Iam short of idea.the thing happens when engine is cold,he start very well but if you want to rev the engine it look like to have too much gas or the timing is too retarded.this situation going on for 4 to 5 min...
1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JN8HD17Y7S
I ran across this vehicle with performace problems and poor fuel economy. I checked the archives but nothing seemed to fit what was going on. I have fixed the vehicle and am posting to add info to the database that is lacking. Stay tuned for the fix!
1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G3AL51N5N
car came in for an emmision fail. nox being the failure with 1001 ppm with cut point at 450. replaced 02 sensor, cleaned maf sensor replace cat with aftermarket,decarboned upper intake and run a motovac as well with no improvement. maf readings are 5 to 6 gram...
1997 Oldsmobile LSS 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G3HY52K6V
After the vehicle runs for 45 minutes to an hour,there is a severe bucking and surging between 30 to 40 m.p.h. While watching scan data, there are low misfire counts on cylinders 1,3,5,and 6. Number one is the most common usually showing one to six misfire cou...
1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue 3.8L a/c switch VIN: 1GCEG25H4S
start car, a/c works fine.. after a short drive, the a/c light goes off and quits cooling. will come back on after cools off. customer replaced a/c control head with factory part. is it possible the pressure switch on drier could be problem? i'm a foreign car ...
1981 Other European corniche .0L wiring VIN: DRX5071600
i would like to ask if any fellow techs have a wiring diagram for the air conditioning/ heater system. thanks E-Mail [...]
1946 Pontiac N/A CID Coil Wiring
Hi all, I am in the process of re-wiring this old Pontiac; nothing fancy, just make it run and safe; don't worry about keeping it original. The problem that I've run into involves the coil wiring. I can't find a decent diagram and I can't figure out if this o...
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G2NE52TXX
Here we go...this is a wild one. The Grand Am while driving down the road the ABS, security, MIL, Traction off lights all come on. Upon inspection I found U codes in all modules that say loss of comminucations basically. This thing does not do it all the time ... Trouble codes: U1000
1984 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L Electronic VIN: JT2SV12EXE
1997 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Stall VIN: 1NXBA02E7V
I need to run this by some toyota driveability techs, this car will stall when accelerator pedal is depressed to anything above 1/4 throttle, just like it is going into "fuel cut" it is not supposed to do this until 3500 rpm when in park. The stall occurs arou...
1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN87R2X
Hello: This 4 runner will run fine with under 10 g/s mass air flow but as soon as the air flow goes above the magic ten mark it will misfire on #4, now and then on #5 and #3. Mostly on #4. I replaced the coil and plug on #4 and added some JB fuel injector cl... Trouble codes: P0304 (Misfire cylinder 4)
1984 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire
Hello Guys,this couple is up from San Diego and broke down. The engine would not idle, misfired, backedfired, and black soot at exhaust tailpipe. I'v replaced the air flow meter and it now idles, but run some what lean and hunts, poor idle. I'v tried to time t...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L no crank VIN: 3VWRC29M7Y
Hey VW techs I need to recruit your help on this one. This car came in on a hook no crank no start. With the key in the ignition the interior door and dome lights will flash if you pull the keys out of the ignition the light will start to flash more prominent ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSP69M41
Hello everyone. This customer was driving along when he lost power and the engine made more noise than usual. When it got to the shop (towed), it had a hard time starting and would stall easily. The smoke was excessive, even for a diesel. I asked if it happene... Trouble codes: 17656 (Cold Start Injector Control Difference)
1999 Volvo S70 AWD 2.4L key VIN: YV1LT56D5X
When the steering wheel is locked and you turn the key, it will turn freely and not unlock the wheel or turn on the ignition, unless the st. wheel is carefully positioned to be centered in the locking pins. any ideas? Thanks, Bill

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2002 Acura RSX 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DCS4842
After consulting with the customer about possible scenarios, they opted to take to the dealer. Thanks for the help, but we can't win them all. Trouble codes: P0300 (randam misfire), P0301 (misfire cyl 1), P0302 (misfire cyl 2), P0303, P0304.
1996 Audi A4 2.8L compressor VIN: WAUEA88D8T
HI - We recieved a phone call from Seth (sorry Seth - misplaced the name of your shop)within hours of posting. His schematic showed the relay power source as being the blower fan fuse. If I went to a 98 A4 schematic, I saw the same thing. The schematic for our...
1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4GD22K35
thanks again too all that replied, come to find out customers child has admitted this stall in reverse problem has been going on for about a year. and they chose to take vehicle as is, I did proir to posting replace t.p.s, and tried a known good pcm, also ran ... Trouble codes: P0123.
1990 Cadillac Allante 4.5L ABS module VIN: 1G6VS3382L
The fix was to replace the ABS pump motor. It was getting power, but not pumping to correct pressure. It was an easy repair, but cost the customer $2200.
2005 Cadillac CTS V 5.7L tire pressur VIN: 1G6DN56S05
thank you all for your help I had to take it to the dealer to reset the tire pressure sensor. We made the mistake of moving the right front tire to left front and vice vera. The local dealer scanned in the reset the sensor now we are happy campers.
1993 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2G1WL54TXP
After checking resistance of the injectors and finding everything within spec, removed the alternator and checked the output and find that it's a bit under spec, so that couldn't be frying the PCM. When vehicle was in previously, there was a misfire that hadn'...
1995 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L abs VIN: 1GNEK13K9S
Well I had some replies(3) suggesting to address the front wheel speed sensors,and one to address the abs controller.The fix turned out one of the valves inside the controller was sticking when the abs would come on.The reason the abs was coming on ,rust build...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L brake pedal feel VIN: 1GNDT13W2T
What a difference a weekend makes. When I had a chance to work on the car Monday it was much quieter in the area around my shop and I could plainly hear a vacuum leak if I really pressed hard on the brake pedal. Obviously there was a vacuum leak in the brake b...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L electric window VIN: 1GNCS13W51
As most suggested the switch was the culprit. When the window hits the bottom of it's travel the extra current trips the switch. Thanks again to all who offered their time on this one.
1999 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD46RXX
Did you ever have a gut feeling that you might have 2 overlapping problems with a car? I did on this one. It seems that the timing chain was sloppy, causing the cam and crank to become out of sync once in a while. We also had a slight misfire at idle only. I... Trouble codes: P1391.
2004 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2.7L Misfire VIN: 1C3EL55R14
First, thanks to everyone for there help and expertise. After digging and digging found injector 5 leaking. Replaced injector and after repair no roughness found at idle.
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L unknown VIN: 1B4HS28YXX
That's for all the replies. I took all of them and bought a temp. gun. I checked all the lines and condensor everything seemed to be with the replies. That left the aftermarket evap.Ordered a new one from Chry. It was different. Factory was a little bigger and...
1991 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L diesels VIN: 1FMCU22X3M
well i want start by thanking the people that responded to our request.the fix turn out to be a top engine cleaning and additive in the gas thank no more problem its been 2 weeks and customer is happy so far. thank you guys.
1994 Ford Escort 1.9L No Start VIN: 3FARP15JOR
This one is fixed, no coolant loss , no overheat, no smoke, held 15psi pressure for 2 days, it ended up being a blown head gasket, started up after 2 days of cooling system being under alittle puff of white smoke and could smell coolant burning o...
1999 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP10P1X
After many test of a/c and coil system, both replies to question iat and ect had been replaced. Customer picked up vehicle to drive. If you let vehicle warm up about 3 to 5 min. will not set code and a/c and engine perform perfectly. Just ran out of ideas. If ... Trouble codes: P0351 (cd-1 primary/secondary circuit malfunction), P0352 (cd-2 primary/secondary circuit malfuction).
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L windows VIN: 1FTSX31L51
Thanks to those that responded...After double checking all my circuits I went back to my gut feeling that the corrosion at the fuse box was my culprit. Sure enough got a new fuse box assembly ($117.00 our cost) and installed it into the vehicle and both the li...
1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB7658N
As I mentioned in the post this was a spare time project and we have had none to look at this since the post. Most replies said to check grounds, most said the one at the t-stat housing...that is one of the things we did first...Really nothing more to add as...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L oil press VIN: 1JYG248S2Y
hi! well i think it was the cam bearings, i did a press test with the oil with pan off and it was comming out real fast from the timming chain ares and the rear of eng. the cust did not want to fix it, it was a dealer and they sent it to auction. i did add str...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1J4FF5856Y
Well fellow techs, I ran out of patience and ideas on this Jeep and the customer and I have decided to take a 'wait and see' on this running hot problem. I received a lot of excellent suggestions from 15 techs. Several techs in the hot southwest even mentioned...
1999 Mazda Millenia 2.5L engine VIN: JG1TA2228X
wow finally my mazda is running. thanks to those who responded, but a special thanks to alan [...], product support engineer @ mazda technical services. he confirmed that the cam installation precedure in alldata was correct. as odd as the precedure was (loc...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Misfire VIN: WDBHA29G2X
I recieved alot of replies about the catalytic convertor.I recommende taking vehicle to dealer for another opionon because the cat was very pricey.The customer will let me know as to what they say.Thanks to all who responded we appreciate it... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302.
2002 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L a/c switch shutting off VIN: 4A3AA46G13
Yes, as everone told me to check the heater motor resisitor was the problem, when i removed it, the ceramic was cracked. I did find a wiring diagram for that year car. And i still don't understand why the fan STILL worked but the a/c would shut off on medium /...
1992 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 12NT019531
Vehicle is fixed. After sitting awhile vehicle goes to no start no spark. Cel out does not ck and sometimes flickers found voltage drop at eccs relay. could tap relay and cel light would come on and vehicle start and run perfect. replaced relay all ok. Note to...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L hard starting VIN: JN1CA21D4S
Thanks for all of the replies. I got lots of great suggestions and checked all of them. The one that seemed to do it was removing and cleaning the iac valve of all things. The customer didnt want to purchase a new valve and was happy with the way it was starti...
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5L ebtcm VIN: 1G3GR64H61
Thanks to all who responded. Unfortunately, I had to wash my hands of this vehicle. I attempted everything in my power to reconfigure the module, including trying each calibration program available through SPS. I advised the customer (used car lot) to bring th...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NF52E41
Thanks to Timothy ,Kyle, Jeff, Robert, Ronald , Jim , Ron and Matt on ideas and possable solutions -- Of course after the above occured there has been no reoccurrance of problems BUT I am going to attack each of the ideas you have given me and try to make this...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Mechanical VIN: YS3EF48Z5X
Well, this one is in the can. All 12 intake valves bent. The timing marks I got from another Saab that was in the shop. They go from left to right 1 2 3 4. Next time one, comes in I'll know what I'm looking at. Thank you very much.
2000 Saturn SL2 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZK5279Y
Hello Techs, I received some good information on this problem. Thank you to the techs that responded. Ross [...] suggested a possible loose connection at PCM terminal J2-14. I removed that terminal from the connector & checked the fit on the PCM pin. It w... Trouble codes: P0442 (EVAP small leak detected).
1993 Subaru Loyale 1.8L CV joints VIN: JF1AC4229P
Customer opted not to replace the bearings at this time. So I have not fixed this car.The info I recieved was a great help, bottem line customer doesn't want to spend the money to fix it right. Thanks for the help and sorry for not closing this sonner, got bus...
2001 Suzuki Vitara JX 2.0L No Start VIN: 2S3TD52VX1
Seems the main problem with this little babe was the cam trigger. The mechanic that was worling on the vehicle had a tough time getting the correct replacement part. We do not have a Suzuki dealer here in Sherman so he was trying to get the parts from Dallas. ...
2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBT1232Y
Thanks for the replies. After re-checking and adjusting correct timing of cam and crank (off 1 tooth/ 1 cam), the vehicle drove about 50 miles before MIL came on again... same code. I assumed the oil control solenoid was functioning properly due to the obvious... Trouble codes: P1349 (Variable Valve Timing sensor circuit).
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K6Y
First, Thank you all so very much for helping me with this car! 20 replies in all! The fix was the VSV Value, They seem to be a pattern failure. The consensus was, they work 90% of the time and fail 10%, Mostly after they heat-up and then, stick or short. Al... Trouble codes: P0401.
1967 Volkswagen beetle 1600CC Poor Idle Quality VIN: 0017112716
We found that the idle solinoid on the carb was on the wrong side of the coil. Cant really explain why the lower dwell made the car idle good. Thank you all for the great information. I learned alot about a 1967 beetle from you all. Probably more than i was wa...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L cooling fans VIN: 3VWSA29M8Y
Got lots of feedback on this one. Many said it was the fan control module located under the battery. It is easy to change from under the car. Also a pretty common failure from what I gather. Thanks again for taking the time to respond.
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L coolant leak VIN: WVWBH63B71
all you guys were right,with the front end removed the repair was straight forward,the water pump does leak right onto the idler pulley for the timing belt.we did replace the timing belt with the component kit,idler and a tensioner,the vw timing tools were not...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L gauges inop. VIN: WVWRH63B01
Well after being here over a month it left unrepaired. I ran output tests with the VAGCOM as Byron suggested and verified all functions working except the four gauges. That did save us some time as we can reasonably assume faulty input signals are not the caus...
1990 Volvo 740 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1FV875XL
I did put in another used ecm and sure enough the vehicle started right up.As mentioned earlier I did change the ecm but it must of had been bad also.
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