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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC28D9Y
Dear Fellow Tech, This vehicle is a stumper. Idle is smooth, all cylinders fire good, it runs fine at times but when it acts up it does not have any power, backfires, sets MIL light and when held at 2000 rpm's, the rpm's drop no matter how much gas you give it... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0301 (Cylinder 1 Misfire), P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfire), P0303 (Cylinder 3 Misfire), P0304 (Cylinder 4 Misfire)
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
1994 BMW 320i 2.0L efi VIN: WBACB22070
Hi Gents, I know this car for 10 years, and have replaced oxy sensor coolant sensor engine ecu and service the vehicle reguarly every 5000km. The car has a new problem in the mornings the engine will not rev over 4200rpm it appears to shut down a cylinder. As ...
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)
1994 Buick Skylark Gran Sport 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G4NM15M9R
hello techys, this one has me stumped. the car came in a the tow truck with a no start. the customer said the car was running great then all of a sudden lost power. and will not start again. at the shop here the car turns over and acts like it wants to start. ...
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L abs/traction lights VIN: 1G6KD54Y4W
someone please help this car is driving me crazy i have replace the control module and the ws sensor on the rr for the code c1228 excesive wheel speed right rear. I noticed that the rough road parameter stays at .995 now and when I did the first repair it woul...
1991 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCCS14Z2M
This truck when idleing it will race up then lean out and die. The IAC is working it tries to open and keep it from dieing but too late. The only thing I thought was that the intake gasket is leaking into the oil valley or something like that. Any help would b...
1993 Chevrolet Caprice Classic LTZ 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1B00070P
Car would stall after warm up, runs fine cold, poor idle quality, stumbles, misfires, hesitates on accel. I have another one on the lot, so I swoped some parts back and forth to see if any improvement, none. No codes or chack engine light.
1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L power steering VIN: 1GNDM19W1V
this vehicle has no power steering, also has very poor brakes. Does have hydroboost. Fluids are fine no leaks.Acts like pump died, looking for ideas. This also has an electronic variable solenoid on ps pump is this a problem? Not really familiar with this newe...
1998 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L turn signal VIN: 1GCEG15W3W
Ok, Everything is great on this vehicle except the turn signals flash very fast. All bulbs have been checked, hazards don't flash fast. Have tried a new oem flasher with no change.
2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.5L Surge VIN: 1GBJG31F0Y
This cubevan has a surge going up hills .the computer is opening and closing the wastegate. It set some bosst pressure related codes in history but I think they were caused by another tech looking at the vehicle.scan data shows no other input changing that coi... Trouble codes: P0236, P0230, P1656
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GNDT13W7Y
Need help here guyes. This blazer customer states four wheel drive activiates by itself every once in a while. Feels like vehicle is in a bind when it happens. All dashlights on four wheel drive switches light up when it happens. Scan for codes. Found U1026. P...
1994 Chrysler LHS 3.5L brake warning lights on VIN: 2C3ED56F3R
Chrysler techs, I need your help or direction. This vehicle has the red brake light, ABS and Trac-off lights all on at the same time. I left work without the exact codes but they were for the abs lamp circuit failure and abs power/relay circuit failure. Went t...
1997 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Water pump VIN: 2C3HC56F6V
Customer brings this car with an overheating problem. It takes aprox 2 minutes then it starts to boil over. After checking for leaks (none found) next we check fan operation, it comes on and blows hot for a few seconds then it starts to blow cold air, same wit...
1993 Dodge D350 5.9L abs module VIN: 3B7MM33C7P
hello techs i have this dodge pu with an abs light on solid.i retrieved trouble codes by grounding the wire behind the glovebox and counting the flashing lights witch led me to testing the abs module.the module failed the test with flying colors.i replaced th...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L camber VIN: 1B4GP44L5Y
van came in for pulls left - did wheel alignment - still pulls with crown of road - installed camber kits both sides (dealer part), all in spec and still pulls left - have vehicle set for 1 degree with crown of road to right and still pulls left
1987 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU15N9H
This vehicle has a red "emiss" light illuminated at all times. checked for stored codes using alternate test method (analog meter). tests results show code 33 (evp voltage below low limit). checked voltage at evp, 5V ref. Signal voltage varies with vacuum appl... Trouble codes: 33 (evp-below voltage limit)
1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L rear handling VIN: 1FALP62W6S
Thanks in advance for any help. Vehicle came into shop with customer complaint saying that the car felt like something was loose in the rear end . During test drive car feels like rear end changes direction as the load changes, worse at 35 mph and up. As you a...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L steering/vibration
Any sug. apreciated-I replaced front springs because they were broke .After job was done drove and feel shuder under acel.from 0-30.Thought maybe a axle was giving trouble so changed 2 axles (boots were just starting to leak)and also replaced 2 front tires.Ikn...
1995 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FALP74W4S
helo had car for 2 years trid replacing fuel rail all injectors plugs wire coils both skips under light load 0 40 50and up runs better minor skip took to garage found only misfire number one cylinder changed plug ran better than started skip again looking for ...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTHW26F3V
hello again since last time .i checked high oil pressure .with icp unpluged have 750psi .reconnected icp pressure went to 1500 and blew up my hose.replaced icp sensor .truck started ranfor about 10 minutesand died.checked codes got [...] nostart signalfrom ... Trouble codes: 1260 (no start idm signal)
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L abs ,red brake light VIN: 1FTZF1828W
Hello everyone I have this 98 ford F150 4X4 Rear wheel abs only (not 4 wheel).I am missing something probably quite simple.this truck came in with amber abs light on and red brake light on right from start up. I extracted codes but there was none other than co...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L odometer, tach, temp gauge VIN: 1FMPU18L4X
when I turn on my mac mentor, pluged in to the aldl, the odometer goes to ---, and the tach drops to no power nd the engine coolent temp gauge also drops to no power. Power off my scan tool and all goes back to normal. I am not able to communicate with the com...
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L speedometer VIN: 1FDAF56FOY
Hope you Ford techs can help me out. We have this F550 Super Duty truck. The problem is that the speedometer acts very erratic. With the scanner hooked up the speed that the scanner senses is the same that the speedometer is registering. The speedometer will j...
2001 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L ABS power relay VIN: 2FMZA57441
Van came in with soft code C1185 which set 5 minutes after driving. Inspected ABS module under the van...no visual fault found. Bought ABS power relay, part # FOAZ-14N089-A, but we haveno idea where it goes! MitchelL and Ford do not show where the part goes. P...
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L police equip
i am looking for a switch that will fit the steering column of this 2005 c/v it is actuated by the shift linkage right by the shift handle there is a bracket with holes for a switch i need to install a switch for a ground when placed in park i think its new fo...
2000 GMC Sierra 2500 SL 6.0L fuel gauge, air bag light, horn VIN: 1GTGK29U6Y
Vehicle came in with multiple issues. 4 codes that keep coming back: P0122 TP or ACC Sensor 1 ckt shrt/low P0157 O2 signal low B2 S2 P0463 Fuel level sensor ckt sig high/open P1122 TP ckt intermintent low voltage The fuel gauge sometimes works, i wiggled the...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L block VIN: 5FNRL18952
this van runs perfect but the rear head was leaking a small amount of oil. we pulled both heads to repair. some of the head bolts were harder to remove than others. the block is aluminum and some of the threads are pullng out.the engine had completley cooled o...
2000 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, HARD START VIN: KMHCG45G3Y
thanks in advance cust came in with mil and hard start only cold only in am after sitting; diagnosed mil as faulty maf and replaced cleared memory by disconnecting battery; cleaned injectors due to poor repair history and symtoms; car seemed fine next morning... Trouble codes: 1128 (maf sensor)
1993 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Hesitation VIN: 2HGEJ6627T
Vehicle came in with hesitation lack of power, replaced converter, check fuel pressure ok at idle. on a cruise fuel pressure stable between 42-45 psi. on 3/4 to wot fuel pressure drops to between 5-20 psi
1988 Jeep Comanche 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1JTMG6412J
This truck will have good fuel pressure in the start position, but it drops when in the run position. I checked relays and they seem good. I connected a voltmeter to the fuel pump connector at the tank and the pump has 12 volts in the start position and 40 p.s...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L Locks & Power Windows VIN: 1J4CZ78YXV
Hello, Customer brought Jeep in and said the passenger side locks and power windows front and back right side only do not work intermittently. They stated both will go out at the same time. I checked for codes in BCM and got a EEPROM CHECKSUM ERROR when chec...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L No Start VIN: SALJY1245V
This car after a hot soak has extended cranking. The fuel pressure is leaking down. With both supply and return line pinched off it still leaks. Fuel pressure regulator new from Land rover. I removed injector rail and cycled key, now it holds pressure and inje...
1994 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L a/c VIN: 1LNLM810W0
good morning everyone, this is my personal car, i put in a heater core about 4 weeks ago . when i took the heater box out i notice a sensor which snap in right on top of the heater core was a little lose. put the everything back took for a short ride everythin...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L No Start, Location VIN: WDBBA4BD2G
This car was towed in as a no-start. The fuel pump will not work unless I apply direct power to it. Anybody know where I can find the fuel pump relay in this vehicle? ALLDATA and the factory manual say it is behind the glove box, next to the idle stabilizer re...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L long crank time VIN: WDBCA35E9K
this car runs good over all the only problem at this time is it has a long crank time when cold or sits for a short period of time.i have checked fuel presure and found to be 88-90 psi running and system pres.is 95, rest pres after 30 min. is between 40-45 psi...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Unknown VIN: WDBHA22E1R
when you first start car all vents work properly. after driving for about 5 minutes when you accelerate the center vents close and then come back when you lift off gas.bypassed juction block under hood and checked for vac leaks. it is funny cause one time i wi...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L engine VIN: WDBHA22E1R
this is my wifes car and it has a vibration at idle.almost like engine is out of balance or torque converter lost a weight.the vibration is gone right off idle.before i start throwing parts at this i figured i try here first and see if anyone had run into this...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L transmission VIN: WDBHA22E1R
this car will not shift out of second sometimes until i take it out of drive: drop it into third and then back to drive.this only happens when it feels like it. there is no pattern and it may go days and never mess up.when it is right it shifts perfect. thank...
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L No Start, hydra lock from fuel VIN: 4A3AK44Y3T
car came in for camshaft swap (modified Crower)I did the swap disturbed very little of the electrical harnesses and when the job was complete the car wouldn’t start, acted as if it had a dist. out of time double checked the cam timing and the cam sensor... dis...
1998 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L cat and evap sy VIN: 4A3AJ56G7W
Vehicle is showing not ready on cat and evap system on NYS inspection test. Battery was never disconnected or changed in the pass year. Never had a check engine light. After customer failed for not ready problem, I had him drive for 60 miles and return car. Ag...
1999 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L Cooling Fan VIN: 4N2XN11T1X
Please help Nissan experts!Have this Quest which was towed in due to overheating-found no external leakage so we replaced the thermostat which was o.e.m. with Nissan stat.Engine does not overheat & ac cold as a refrigerator (vbg).noticed cooling fan cycles on ...
1991 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Elite 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G3CW53LM4
Car started about a week ago just missing under heavy accel. on the highway and now even runs rough. Runs great at idle, but under load seems to break down. Ign. timing seems to retard when accel. under load with brake on. Any ideas.
1993 Plymouth Colt GL 1.8L no shift VIN: JP3CA46C9P
this car stays in limp in mode, have tested all power and grounds under load. acording to mitchell, turning key off and back on should go back to normal shifting until comp detect a problem. we have checked all solenoids and switches under load, all check ok. ...
1994 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 453BC633XR
Hello Techs. Car was towed in, died on the highway. Would restart but only run for a second and then die. Once it was towed in and I got the keys to it I went out and it started fine. Has been running great ever since. Mil is on and has codes 12,13,15,22,and 3... Trouble codes: 12 (Starter curcuit), 13 (Cam agle sensor), 15 (Fuel injector2), 22 (Knock sensor), 32 (Oxygen sensor)
2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BE686D2
Hello all, I'm not sure what's going on with this one. Our MODIS is showing processed info not live making this one a little harder to diagnose. Original complaint was ruff idle, low power. Scan results were only P0172, so we did all the sugguested tests with ... Trouble codes: P0172 (System too rich Bk1 Computer detected fuel trim malfunction)
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GD29622
greetings. this one came in for check engine light. scanned, retrieved listed codes. checked data stream - front O2 sensor reading 3.67 to 3.89 volts. this reading does not change when sensor is unplugged from vehicle harness. very occassionaly, scanner will r... Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst efficiency bank one), P0301 (misfire cylinder 1), P0303 (misfire cylinder 3), P0304 (misfire cylinder 4)
1991 Toyota Celica ST 1.6L Engine VIN: JT2AT86F9M
All righty, I'm trying to see what's true and what isn't. This Celica came in with a blown engine from water sucking in the intake only (rest of car was bone dry.) I got one of those used engines from Japan from a Japanese American man who sells them out of a ...
1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN87R3X
Can anyone shed some light on what might set this code I have never come across it before. It has a po171b code bank 1 system too lean. The truck seems to bog down under hard acceleration or when climbing hills. Trouble codes: P0171
2001 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L srs VIN: JTDOR32T21
This is a body shop vehicle that had the SRS light on, no air bag deployment with front end damage. Using the "without scan tool" method of connecting tc and cg terminals to access codes, the light changed from being on constantly to staying on about 6 seconds...
2001 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L ahc
Hi every one, i have a tough one here in that the Automatic Height Control is in fail safe mode. This vehicle is identical to the Lexus 470 with the only difference being that its right hand drive. I initially did a scan test on the AHC and changed a rear heig...
1994 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.5L Surge VIN: WY2KE0700R
engine starts major surging @ 187f-coolant,84f air temp.injection time-pulses between 2.55-8.16,can,t see ignition timing,timing gun pulses also.5v reference stays constant,crank signal and ignition control module sgnal stay in sinc.have no specs on map part o... Trouble codes: 758 (secondary air system defect)
1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Oil light Flashing VIN: 3VWFA81H1T
This 4 banger VW oil light flashes and beeps when hot and driving. I ck oil pressure at filter housing and head when hot. Both pressure is 28 PSI. I replace the oil pump & change oil of course w/ 20W 50 and a mann filter.Re ck oil pressure. same 28 PSI at both...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSB29M01
when comp. scan air temp. stuck at -40 and it says rpm reving to 2000rpm cant seem to clear codes already replaced mafs Trouble codes: 0102 (airflow signal voltage low), 0171 (system too lean bank 1), 00523 (intake air temp. sensor g42 no signal), 01247 (evap comp regulator valve n80 output open), 0172 (system too rich bank 1)
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L compressor clutch VIN: 3VWSS29MX1
End of line,once again,Car came in for no A/C,evac and charge to verify proper level,no clutch engagement,tested circuit,ground always good,no blown fuses,scanned with Modis,no codes,(but doesn't bring all PIDS).Test drove and DOES work with higher RPM's,just ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on, no power and irratic VIN: 3VWSP29M71
I was called to a buudies shop after he has had this tranny out five times. customer is pissed. I was called to offer an opinion and to scan module for dtc's. I first drove this car and found to be very lazy and not responding to throttle as I feel it should. ... Trouble codes: P1557
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on, Hard start VIN: YV1LZ56D5Y
This car intermittantly has extended crank time or starts and stalls. Fuel pressure is very high and drops to 0 at rest. I plan to replace the fuel pressure regulator but wonder if the pump might have a faulty anti drain back valve. If it does have one, is it ... Trouble codes: P0422
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Unknown VIN: YV1LZ56D7Y
Customer concern of no ac cooling (actually blows hot air) when ambient temperature is around 90 degrees and the vehicle has been sitting for awhile. Vehicle will eventually cool but it takes too long. When this occurs, the customer says the outside engine coo...

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1987 Cadillac DeVille 4.1L Display VIN: 1G6CD5186H
Special thanks to Randy [...] whose instructions were to unplug the fuel info & c/c push buttons individually to see which unit was defective. The climate control unit was bad. The parts store had rebuildt push buttons on the shelf. The displays came back to lif...
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L engine VIN: 1G6KF549XV
most of you were right, it was a bad head gasket, left bank, installed time serts and new gaskets, drove for 6 to 8 hours and no problems. thanks for the help.
1999 Cadillac Catera 3.0L No Start VIN: W06VR52R2X
Hello, A mass air flow sensor fixed this car. Three of the four responses I received pointed me to the security system, which wasn't active according to the scanner and the dash light. The other response we got said that the crank sensor may be the cause. ... Trouble codes: P0650 (MIL Control Circuit).
1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L alt VIN: 1G6KY549XX
Of the 3 emails I recieved, The alternator seems to be the problem most indicated since there are 2 choices of alternator available. We couldn't get the customer to go for a new A/C delco unit. The customer picked up the vehicle and said he was going to trade ...
1990 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L air bag VIN: 1G1YY2381L
Thanks everybody for your inputs, in the case of that Corvette we finally had to replace the derm module and it solved the problem of the air bag light being on all the time. I still don't understand why the derm went bad just by unplugging the steering air ba...
1998 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCEG15W3W
Ok, a couple of you nailed it. Many posts about the sensor, but the problem was the computer. It was sending only 2v reference to the CTS. New computer fixed it all. Thanks to all.
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Hesitation, Back fire VIN: 1GCGK29U0X
Customer has not brought the vehicle back. Some useful information might be carbon build up on the intake valve acts like a sponge with the fuel and once the vehicle has run for a little bit the sponge fills up and then it runs fine. Trouble codes: P0137, P0157.
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L level senser VIN: IG1WF52E21
well i had a few replies that told me that if the coolant is contaminated that will trigger the light so i ran 10 gallons of water though the exchanger refilled the system with anti-freeze ,light seem to stay off...thanks for the help.. I did not know that con...
1996 Chrysler Town & Country 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1C4GP54L6T
Customer brought a Chrysler reman computer. Directions with the computer sai to use a DRBto prog VIN and mileage. I hooked up my MODIS, installed the new PCM and before doing any thing I looked to see if the mileage was still correct. It was so I went to the R...
1998 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L wiper blades,horn,parking lights VIN: 1C4GP64L6W
Thanks to every one who helped us.Big thanks go out to Don. We rechecked the numbers on the old BCM and found them to be one off. Tried calling dealership and they said it was a new updated BCM.Talked to dealer again next day and someone said we were right and...
1992 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B7FL23X1N
I had 11 replies and all were excellent, a few had given me the correct course. I went with Kenneth from Texas and Ed from Ontario. I readjusted the throttle cable and it made a great difference even though it moved very little in comparison to how it was orig...
1998 Dodge Neon R/T 2.0L A/C pressure VIN: 1B3ES42Y5W
Thanks to all who replied. We did get pressures to drop quickly with water accross the condensor. Tried charging system with less than spec ( about .5 # less ) Duct temp was good @ 42 deg. Pressures were ok & did not get too high. I still thing exp. valve may ...
2001 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Lighting VIN: 1B8GP25R41
thank you for the reply's It was indeed the power distriution center or intellegent module as chrysler refers to it..We swapped the new module and things look bright for now... Mark.
2003 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L Inmobilizer sys VIN: 1B3ES56C73
When I opened this help request I thought there will be easier to get this number from any member of this network, but after having a chat with some members I realize I was wrong; so I called at the local dealer and they provided the number.
1968 Ford 3400 tractor 3.4L rear brake drums
Thanks to all that replied. Most said the drums just pull off which is what I thought but since I don't work on ag equipment I didn't want to break something before I was sure. Drilling and tapping the drum face and using jack bolts to force off the drums was ...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FALP5741S
Thanks to everyone who took the time to respond! The fix was a loose ground connection at g301 under the left door sill.
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHW26F3V
hello have done every thing suggested .have not repaired vehicle yet .will update with fix Trouble codes: P0340, P1139 (water in fuel indicator), P0603.
1998 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L cooling system VIN: 2FAFP71W3W
This car had an intermittent short in the orange and black wire that controls the high speed operation of the fan. As the wire runs through the front radiator support and along the front of the condensor, it is wedged in the support from the factory. Through t...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L non VIN: 1FMZU34E6W
i want to thank all who answered my help request - there were 27 replies & almost every one said the problem was the iac valve. it took several days to get the customer to bring the vehicle back so we could replace the iac. it has been three days since we inst...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L 4X4 light VIN: 1FMRU1668Y
Situation ended up being that both transfer case speed sensors were out of spec. What has taken so long to report back and close this is because Ford could not identify the front speed sensor. They sent me what looks like a CMP sensor. I had the parts tech con...
1994 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 6.5L engine VIN: 1GTGK29F6R
All the information that I received was great but to no avail at fixing my problem. I still have the problem and will deal with it one day at a time. We are still trying things but have yet to try the right thing. Thanks to all who tried.
1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L temperature gauge VIN: JHMCG66533
Thanks Steve and Victor for your help. After much testing, decided to swap the ECT sending unit even though it tested good and the gauge performed normally. Weird one, thanks!
1998 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA21A6W
Thanks for the two replies. We replaced charcoll canaster and valve update drove car 20 miles 1 restart CEL light came back on.Turned out to be pressuer sensor in rear by tank was stuck. Road test OK passed emission test. Trouble codes: P1447.
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Timing VIN: 4S2CK58W0W
I thank you all you guys for help me out with this thing.And i apologize to Cliff and John for tring a few times to fax me the info. but i guess the phone line was busy using the internet.I also thanks to Phillip and Larry for taking the time to replie. I real...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L gauges, windows, locks VIN: 1J4GZ58Y4T
Well I finally solved this one. Near the right lower corner (Left as you are looking at the front) of the radiator the wire harness comes along side the tranny cooler lines. A clip that holds the tranny lines together was improperly installed (halfway off) cre...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L battery VIN: 1J4GZ48S8W
have received eight replies. all great ideas, battery load tested good. customer did say that the horn no longer works when using remote lock. however, not being able to duplicate the issue leaves me frustrated as he has left again to travel.what we did was di...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L reverse clutch
thanks for the info from the three of you that replied. I haven't had any luck getting a wave washer from mercedes or any aftermarket parts suppliers. mercede doesn't show that the reverse clutch pack uses one. I thought it had one in it because some of the me...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 600SEL 6.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WDBCA57E3N
I found a bad , cracked and broken transistor in the row of transistors included in the actuator circuit of the ea/cc module. Mercedes thinks they have to get 4700 for this part cost. Found a used one, taking no chances after , replaced both actuators in case ...
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Lighting VIN: 2MELM74WXT
Thanks to all that replied. the fix was replace the lighting control module
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L wiper motor VIN: 1ZWFT61L1X
well guys i fixed this one on my own, took a while. the red wire that is taped to the wiper harness is a resistor wire that goes to the headlights of all things. i even towed this car the dealer to see if they could tell what it was but no one knew anything. i...
1997 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L power steering VIN: 6MMAP47PXV
thanks to all who replied to my help request. the problem was found in the pump. there was a spool valve and spring that was missing from under the pressure switch. with the valve not in place there was a path for fluid to flow from the high pressure area to t...
1996 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L winshield wipers VIN: 4N2DN11W8T
Replaced the module with a ford part SW-2496. I am a Motorcraft dealer. Part was less than $90.00 (dealer wants $180.00). Wipers work normal now. Thanks for the advice.
1998 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4DL01D6W
Well guys, I an finally writing to close this request and call it fixed. I warrantied another fuel pump for this customer, and installed a nice clean used fuel tank from the local boneyard. The only thing that made any sense about this metal in the fuel, is th...
2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L Dash lights, ignition/fuel
The customer agreed to bring back if the problem worsened or became more consistent. I have not seen the customer back. The general census was ignition switch - which we could not confirm. Another was wire connection by drivers feet which I couldn't check sinc...
1976 Other European V8 4.4L Fuel smell in car VIN: 0011553LCA
Many thanks to all who responded. Problem is still there and I have not given up on this problem child. One of the suggestions was Flooded charcoal canisters.. these were dry. Another idea was the fuel filler cap seals alas all was well there. Another idea was...
2000 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P3ES46C4Y
Hi, and thanks to all the people that replied. Unfortunately, none of the things that we have tried worked on this Neon, and it is still out running with the check engine light on. The only option or idea left is to put the timing belt back to the wrong timing... Trouble codes: P1390 (Timing Belt Skipped 1 Tooth or More).
1987 Porsche 944 2.5L coolant in oil VIN: WP0AB0909H
HI, Thanks to everyone who took the time to emial suggestions. I took the cooleroff and had it tested, it was ok. The engine had a updated seal kit on it. I have not seen the car since, but it did take awhile to appear last time. This did make the cooling syst...
1992 Saab 900 2.1L No Start VIN: YS3AK36F7N
Hi gentlemen, again I am sorry for the slow reply, I wanted to have a decision from the customer. Your information was very helpful and I thank you for that. I tried to respond to all that individually replied and if I missed any one I apologise. It was indeed...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 4S3BG6851W
after extensive testing we found that all four fuel injectors were slightly clogged with a tar like substance that was actually coming out of the nozzle.replaced injectors and happy to report a perfect fix. we appreciate the help tips that were sent to us.
1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L power windows VIN: 3VWPA81H0X
Thanks for your responses. no broken wires at any of the doors. that was the first thing we suspected too. we don't see any problems with the motors, they all work, sometimes they roll themselves back down. we are refering the customer to a dealer for reprogra...
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