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1987 Acura Legend 2.5L radiator fans VIN: JH4KA264OH
hopefully an acura tech will see this as a common problem- this is a thermister type sensor not bi-metal anyway cars back no fans and overheating I have come to the conclusion after following the flow chart its almost got to be the fan control unit under the d...
1994 Acura Vigor GS 2.5L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4CC2667R
I have a code 9 cylinder position signal missing. Ohmed sensor ok, checked at pcm resistance ok. No siganal or waveform.Inspected cam gear looks ok but this engine has been change. Also the MIL lamp was removed so it is unkown how long it has been like this.I ... Trouble codes: 9 (Cylinder position sensor)
1998 Audi A4 1.8L tach, oil light, abs and brake light indicators VIN: WAUFP28D3W
the car came in with the tach not working, abs light on solid, brake light flashing and oil lamp flashing. we checked all power to inst. panel. all ok. the first time in a few days ago, all was ok. we road tested 10 miles before the above condition occurred. w...
1999 Audi A4 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WAUZZZ8DZX
on start up from cold for a short time it mis fires with a loud poping sound i think it is in the exhaust before the cat , when it gets some heat in the motor it is fine,runs well,it did have pinking under lode problem but the o2 sensor has got shot of that. c... Trouble codes: 17524 (bnk 1-sens 1 pre-heater cercuit), 17924 (air divert ctrt valve ckt-n156/intermittent), 17536 (adaptionmulmixture bank 1)
2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUYP54B91
All codes return with a test drive. The O2 sensor code concerns me because we just replaced the sensor. The secondary air injection codes will most likely be the simplest but any help would be greatly appreciated. The TCC clutch circuit code feels like we coul... Trouble codes: 17831 (Secondary air injection system bank 1 insufficient flow), 17819 (Secondary air injection system bank 2 insufficient flow), 17521 (Oxygen Sensor B1S1 Internal resistance too high), 17125 (TCC circuit performance or stuck off)
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L Disgnostic Reading VIN: WBADE6327V
Customer complained that when the key is in the ignition and the driver's door is opened, the chimes no longer work. Also the check engine light is on. I am unable to read any codes from the scanner as the tool displays that the "Ignition is turned off", when ...
2001 Buick Regal LS 3.8L 3-4 shift VIN: NO VIN
I have this 2001 Buick Regal, mother's friend, that I'm trying to fix and I have little trans experience. I'm hoping that some of you may have seen this type of problem before. It won't shift into fourth gear at all. 1-2 shift is pretty good, but 2-3 shift wil...
1997 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L unwanted stabilitrack activation VIN: 1G6KF5294V
customer brought this vechile to us complaining of his stabiltrack lamp coming on and int brake activation when brakes not applied. we have had this vechile for over two weeks now. the fault occurs we let it sit in heat of the day and then drive it usually hap...
1993 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W8P
Vehicle runs good when warm, but idles rough when cold.Customer says it acts like it is getting too much fuel. I havent had a chance to check it when it was cold. customer is from out of town and hadnt been able to leave it. Check engine light seems to only c... Trouble codes: 45 (rich exhaust)
1995 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GCC1445R8
Cranks OK, will rarely start and idle, mostly have to give about 1/4 throttle to get it to idle irraticly, give more peddlie and engine will die. I took timing cover off and chain and guides look good, dots line up. I pulled vacuum on Map sensor while watching... Trouble codes: 33 (Map- Voltage High)
1996 Chevrolet p30 7.4L MIL Lamp on, no communication VIN: 1GBJP37N6T
Hi, I can not communicate with this vehicle the customer stated that he has had his check engine light on for the last 20,000 miles and has had it in numerous shops. no one has been able to communicate with the pcm. I have checked all powers and grounds at the...
1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G1WW12M8V
This Monte requires 2 cycles of the key to build required fuel pressure to start. After the initial cold start, it will start OK and runs great. I suspect a leak-down problem at the pump; a costly item. All help is greatly appreciated!
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19RXW
Hi group! Got one here that is being a pain. This vehicle came in with the MIL on. Checked for codes found code PO102 and PO340. Check for power to MAF found none. Checked fuses found eng 1 20 amp fuse blown. Replaced fuse and cleared code. Recheck MAF operati... Trouble codes: P0102
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L radio VIN: 1GNDT13W2W
A customer had their battery fail. They bought the vehicle second hand and did not know the code to the radio. The dealer told them that the radio would have to be removed and a bar code scanned (sounds like bs to me)$85. I retrieved the codes from the radio a...
2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L abs module VIN: 1GCCS195XY
hi group came in complaint when you get to aprrox 50 mph mil will come on abs light comes on and speedo drops down then comes back up, had code co237 rear speed sensor erratic, monitored signal at pcm no glitches in signal to pcm, signal out was erratic, found...
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L power VIN: 2G1WF55E11
hey guys i have a 01 impala that came in with the coolant and trans fluid mixing in the radiator cooler side for the trans. we replace the failing radiator perform coolant and transmission flush and transmission has no power and makes a clicking noise. transm...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Heater Core VIN: 2GCEC19VX1
I am removing the heater core from this Chevrolet truck. Mitchell On Demand was not much help. I know the dash has to be folded back for access for the ac/heater box removal. Need to know if the top dash panel has to come off for access to other screws that ar...
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Shifting VIN: 1C3EJ56H85
I am not a tranny guy but I have worked on the electrical part of these quite a bit. The problem with this car is it sets a 2-4 solenoid circuit code. The first time I worked on this car was last year, I drove it over 20 miles without a problem. I have never b...
2001 Chrysler 300M 3.5L thermostat VIN: 2C3AE66G81
Fellow Technicians.I have this 300m that is throwing us fits. Custs complaint guage gets close to yhe red. This is a3.5 liter &the T/stat is in lower rad hose. Problem is always thier & when it gets hot both fans come on first lowspeed& of course when it gets ...
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Dream 2.4L Starting VIN: 3C8FY68B82
Hello all. This vehicle has an intermittant no crank condition. It has been back to the dealer numerous times, but the problem still persists. It is unclear to me what the dealer has done to attempt repairs. Now it is my turn. I cannot get the vehicle to fail ...
1994 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L removal VIN: 1B7MF36C8R
I have to remove this Cummins engine for failure analysis by Jasper. The problem is that Mitchell and Alldata both say remove the bumper, A/C condenser, radiator, oil pan, transmission and transfer case to remove the engine. Does anyone have a better solution ...
1995 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Stall VIN: 2B46H2530S
vehicle was stored the first year of it's life in a pole barn.it began stalling on the customer when they drove it about a year into driving.we found no codes or problems then.now it has started doing it again and customer is concerned.still no codes or check ...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1B7HF16Z9X
Vehicle came in with reverse and 1st gear only.Removed the pan and found mimimal amount of brass from thrust washers.Dropped the valve body and air checked trans and found leaking seals in forward clutch.Dropped the unit out and replaced all seals and sealing ...
2000 Dodge Ram 3500 Van 5.9L Engine VIN: 2B6LB31ZXY
This van came in running hot. Found the fan clutch worn out and replaced it. Flushed cooling system to remove any possible air. Found radiator clogged. Install new radiator and cap. Still running hot. Compression test showed low compression on three cylinders....
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L No Start VIN: 1B7HC16Y5Y
Thanks in advance! This Dodge pick up has a burnt(discolored) ecm connector at the #1,2and 12 pins of the far right(passenger) connector(AC Relay#1 DKBlu/Org,ASR #4). The ECM side looks badly burnt, I assume it's shorted internally. Ohm readings don't show any...
2002 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B8GP253X2
Vehicle came in with Mil on, rough idle. Codes for misfire and fuel system rich. Rear bank(cylinders 1,3,5)running rich. Front bank normal. Replaced plugs,catalytic converter,pcm. Engine compression good. Sometimes cyl no. 3 will lean out, but cyls 1 and 5 alw... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple cylinder misfire)
1989 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L cooling fan VIN: 1FABP40ADK
Hope some of you FORD guys can help me. I need a wiring pigtail for the a/c fan controller that is attached to the inside instrument panel. The part # is E4FZ-8C29A, it attatches to the controller #E7ZZ-8B658B. Would like to fix this thing the proper way since...
1990 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L nox VIN: 1FACP52U3L
failed nox 15 and 25 1500 range. hc and co are good, no vacuum to egr. installed new pfe sensor and clear code. test drive and varified no code on computer but still no egr flow to valve. i check the vacuum to solonoid and if grounded engine shake, does anybod...
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU32X6P
hi guys vechicle has a problem. has code 226 for idm problem ran thru alldatas flow chart . not real good but checked harnes and wiring from module and ecm. okay.checked output on idm wire got no voltage from dvom.call ed buddy he said module put used one in n... Trouble codes: 226 (idm signal hard code), 212 (idm signal in mermory)
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire, back fire VIN: 2FMDA5145S
van has misfire when cold bad and also after cooling fan cycles on and off when misfiring scanner will show misfire will not give any code all readings look normal maf baro reading is 26.9 normal reading is 29.9 inch tried 2 after market maf sensor but showed ...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L push rod VIN: 1FDLE40E2V
This vehicle is part of a fleet of vehicles that we maintain. Unit came in for lack of power. Icp pressur very low, high pressur oil pump and ipr replace. We took the vehicle on a short test run everything looking good. Replace dog house, buttoned up rest of u...
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Engine VIN: 1FTCR10A1V
This truck is killing me. It came in with an overheat problem which turned out to be a cracked head. The truck was running when it came in. We replaced the head and have not been able to start the vehicle. We have spark, the injectors are pulsing properly(or s...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Surge VIN: 1FTNE24VHB
I am working on a 97 ford e150. I intalled a remaned Jasper 4.2 in this van three weeks ago. At that time we replaced the cats on bank two as they were completly pluged. The van drove great for three weeks. The owner returned to the shop due to service light f... Trouble codes: P1408
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L puttig trans. in gear VIN: 2FMDA5140W
hello iatn pro's- first of all thank you for taking time to read this post. the problem i have is... the customer complains that sometimes , while putting vehicle in gear it will stay in nuetral for a while and then after attemting to put in gear it will go in...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L engine VIN: 3FAKP1135X
I checked all of the cam lobes, and they look O.K. None of the lash adjustors look dished or scored. At cruise the noise is still there but can only be heard if your head is under the hood. At idle the noise is loud enough to be heard from the cabin. I took th...
1999 Ford Windstar 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 2FMDA51UXW
Not sure if this pertains here or not. Ford has a TSB 03-16-1 for this condition. Reprogramming,replacement of the valve cover (LH), removal of the intake (upper), cleaning of the EGR ports,replacement of port gaskets and isolator bolts are what they call for ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L codes VIN: 1FMZUN72X3
Trouble codes C1230 and C1102. Just wanted to write a quick fix it note because I thought this was a strange one. The ABS light was on with code C1230 (rear wheel speed sensor) which is a very common problem. It also had a code C1102 Accelerator switch circuit...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTZR15V4Y
Thanks in advance to any help. Problem very rich have to put to floor to start bellows black smoke as you decrease throttle it will try to clear out but then just shut down can restart same way.Code 340 only shows under generic OBD2 as a pending code not under... Trouble codes: P0176, P0340
2001 Ford Focus Street 2.0L shift solenoid A VIN: 1FAFP34361
after the car is hot at times while driving the car from a stop it will shift normal until high gear, then the engine will rev but car does not accell, it is as if you shifted into neutral, it eventually bangs into gear and might not do it again for 10 minutes...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L abs system VIN: 1FTRX18W3Y
truck came in shop with low brake peddle after stoping road tested truck with snap on scaner the abs sensors read 3 mph with truck running foot on brake peddle drove truck the abs sensors read all about the same go up and down with the speed you go got good br...
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L air bag light VIN: 1FMYU04192
The Air bag light flashes several times then stays on solid . all other lights on dash are ok its just the air bag light that flashes then stays on solid
2003 Ford E-150 4.2L ABS module/pump VIN: 1FTRE14233
truck came in abs light on and pump always running. can't scan no communication. can't get codes or data. Unplugged all wheel sensors - no change still runs. Disconnected harness from ABS module and pump goes off. made temp harness for 2 main powers and ground...
1999 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L 4x4 VIN: 1GKDT13W1X
Hi there, I have this Jimmy that was the 4x4 in very bad shape the client whants me to disconnect the 4x4 for good, I dont have i diagram so I tried disconnecting the 4x4 fuse but this fuse controls also some gages, gas, temp, etc. can someone tell me wich oth...
2003 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.3L No Start VIN: 2GTEC19X03
Good afternoon. I have a GMC truck that intermittently starts and dies. If you hold the key to start, it will crank-fire-quit cranking-die all in approximately one to two seconds, then repeat the process over and over without letting up on the key. When this o... Trouble codes: P1626 (Loss of communication with VTD)
1991 Honda Civic LX 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGED3655M
The engine runs ok untill the check engine light comes on. The LED on the computer stays on. No flash. Runs poorly. The shift lever will not move out of park untill the engine is switched off and then on again. The engine will then run properly. Sometimes for ...
1999 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L AC compessor VIN: JHLRD1866X
Having problem with the ac copressor relay lossing the signal from the computer have checked thermal limiter fuse and all pressure switches on ac and have eliminated the ps pressure switch Im thinking maybe the computer is having problems. when the problem occ...
2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0L radio VIN: JHMCN36425
Got this 05 Honda Accord Hybrid that the customer complains about static noise on FM band only when electric motor comes on at stops. Have not been able to duplicate concern, and was wondering if any of you have come across this before and can point me in the ...
2000 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L Hesitation, ENGINE WONT REV VIN: KMHCG45G5Y
has severe hesitation or no acceleration at times sets p0722 we have no description in mitchell or snap on troubleshooter of how to test p0722 Trouble codes: P0722 (no pulse generator circuit b)
1999 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDJ58XXX
Hello Group! This Trooper has all 3 right side cylinders dead. Injector pulse is o.k. We swapped a couple of coils from the left side with on change. Is there a common trigger or ground for the 3 coils on each side?? We don't see one in the diagram. Any help w... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
1995 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJKX1748S
Thanks for taking your time to read this post. This XJ6 came in yesterday with no drivability complaint, just a MIL light on and the need for an Ohio E check. Hooked up scan tool and Pulled codes and found po420,430 and po138. Check O2 sensor operation(w/ scan... Trouble codes: P0420, P0430, P0138
1992 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FT58S3N
to anyone that can help--this jeep keeps blowing 30amp max-fuse for engine cntrl#1 in power distribution center. I need a good(legible)wiring schematic faxed, if possible, to [...] asap. customer wants car back soon-don't they all! thanks again
1996 Kia Sportage 2.0L hard start VIN: KNDJA7234T
I've got a Kia that has an intermittant hard start condition. Starting can be achieved by holding WOT while cranking. When it happens the engine is always hot. It appears to be flooded. On the initial visit the problem was very consistant. I opened a fuel line...
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L electric windows VIN: KNDJA7233Y
passenger side window working sometimes from passenger side window switch. it was working fine from drivers side switch. i replaced the window motor and regulator in passenger side door. worked 4 times and quit working all together. kia dealership states there...
2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L tc & hdc VIN: SALNY22262
We replaced the front pads and rotors along with the driver's side front wheel bearing. After completing the job, the "TC, ABS, HDC (Hill Descent Control Malfunction)" lights illuminated. Using a SNAP-ON SOLUS, in the GLOBAL OBD II mode, found no OBD II DTC co...
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L shift interlock VIN: 1LNFM92V1W
this mark 8 has an interm blown #32 15amp fuse. this fuse supplies the brake on/off switch and the shift interelock circuits primarily. came in, bypassed brake switch with jumper wire and installed circuit breaker. applied brake pedal and after 10-20 seconds,t...
1994 Mazda Protege 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1BG2241R
We have a dirveability problem with this Mazda. It falls flat on it's face if you try and accellerate normaly, if you take off slow or feather the gas it runs O.K. If I pinch off the return line from the pressure regulator it runs better. The injectors seem go...
1995 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Starting VIN: 1YVGE22C85
replace transmission and will not start after rebuild AT pin 4,36 on pcm will not supply 12 volts try jumping them and still starting cranKs over... but not starting HELP
2000 Mazda Millenia Millennium Edition 2.3L Supercharger VIN: JM1TA2226Y
This vehicle has come in with an oil consumption problem.2 months ago, the supercharger was replaced w/rebuilt due to seal failure.(would smoke on startup after sitting overnight.)Came back w/oil consumption complaint.Found that the air intake box, after the a...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Raw fuel smell VIN: 4JGAB54E81
Good morning! This client came in with a complaint of smelling raw fuel which we could not readily duplicate. After filling tank & driving we were able to smell unburned fuel through exhaust. We also checked floor pan, fuel pump seal, and hoses to make sure pr... Trouble codes: P0174 (Fuel trim history code)
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L speakers VIN: WBDRF61J41
This benz was bought as a salvage car and it now has some electrical concerns, surprise surprise. The problem we have is when the battery is connected and the key is turned to the on position there is a loud rhythmic popping coming every .5 seconds through all...

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2004 Acura MDX 3.5L Airbag
After thinking i had a bad SRS controller from the Acura DTC chart 81-63, i sent it back to acura they confirmed my thoughts swapped a know good unit, light was gone, upon further inspection controlunit had one bent pin!
1988 BMW 635CSi 3.5L Pressures VIN: WBAEC7414J
Thanks to all that took the time and responded, this IATN is great, what would we do without the internet and this program? The car is fixed and most everyone hit it right on the head the screen was clogged on the intake side of the compressor. I removed the s...
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L Suspension VIN: WBADT334X1
The ball joint in the right front lower control arm was a little bit loose. It is amazing how such a small amount of play caused such a racket. We had noticed the play when we first tried to diagnosed the car, but discounted it as being too little play to caus...
1994 Buick Century Special 2.2L Speedo, Fan,temp Lt VIN: 1G4AG5540R
Seems there is no easy way, (or not one I can find) to get this info. Thaks for all who took time to read, and those that replied.
2001 Buick Regal LS 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WB55K11
well i have had a enormous ammount of replies on the use of a non oem convertor.i did install a new convertor from general motors.and the car has not been back since,it has been a couple of weeks now and i feel safe to say that cured the problem.i want to than... Trouble codes: P0420.
1992 Chevrolet Camaro RS 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1FP23T3N
The car is outta my life !! Many thanks are expressed to all of you for keeping my nose to the grindstone. Ckt430 was where the problem was. The wire resistance was fine,however, if the pin at the ECM connector is making pooor contact, the ECM can't receive it... Trouble codes: 34 (Map sensor too low).
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13R4X
hello techs thanks so much for all the responses. Replaced 4 injectors and fuel pressure regulator and vehicle has been 'gone' without return for 3days. Fixed!! Thanks again David [...] Trouble codes: P1133, P1153.
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L battery VIN: 2G1WF52E92
We finally came to the conclusion that the radio was not the problem but disconnecting the instrument cluster removed the drain. We are not sure the cluster is the problem and customer does not want to spend $640.00 on part knowing it is non returnable. What w...
1996 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1C4GP64L7T
Thanks for all the help. After a 3rd pump and this time checking for tank contamination and dirt, This van is fixed. We found small metal particals in the tank. We cleaned it and warrantied the pump. The biggest lesson learned is about crap in fuel tanks killi...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L cooling fans VIN: 2C8GP44391
Hi Techs, Got 7 replies.The fix was remove battery & lift up dist. box.Found connector 2,wire 1 Drkblu/vt.Check continuity down to relay by grill.No continuity!Ck. taped up wiring by left side of rad.Pulled on blu/vt wire & it broke.Was corroded inside insulat...
1998 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L compressor VIN: 1B7GL22Y4W
Hello Friends:thanks to all the people that took there time to help,we had 11 replies,we have also sent thanks to all those that have helped.The problem was 2 things(1),me not reading the wiring diagram correctly,i was looking for power to the cycling switches...
1998 Dodge Caravan 3.3L dash electrical VIN: 2P4GP44R9W
Thanks for all your help guys, problem was bcm...Had to have dealer reprogram new though with chrysler scan equipment.
1999 Dodge Caravan 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2P4GP44R3X
Hello to all that helped me with this vehicle. Unfortunately we ran out of looking time before the owner needed it back and hasn't been able to leave it with us for a few days, so we haven't figured it out just yet. We did all of the suggested repairs and it i... Trouble codes: P0305.
2001 Dodge Durango 5.9L Compressor VIN: 1B4HR28Z31
I got lots of ideas but only a few suggested that PCM diagnosis was correct. I could not find specs on evap fin sensor so I called dealer and they stocked them so I put one on(fairly inexpensive). Did not fix it. If I understand this thing correctly, the fin s...
1987 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, intermidate High RPM VIN: 1FPCF15N4H
First of all, I want to thank all those who responded. It seemed we did have multiple problems. One fuel injector was shorting out, not always but enough to throw us off. The ignition module was reacting to heat and causing much of the problems. Truck runs fin...
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP52V8W
Thanks to everyone who responded to my post. Special thanks to Nick from Ohio and Andrew from Deleware. They both recommended to check the air filter box to make sure it was 100% secure. Turns out the customer just installed a new air filter and no the box was... Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean bank 1), P0174 (System lean bank 2).
1996 GMC Jimmy 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDT13W7T
I would like to thank those of you that responded, it really helped in this case. As several of you had suggested, a sticking valve guide was the problem. We disconnected the body's vacuum supply line and hooked up a vacuum gauge to the same supply, and then... Trouble codes: P0303 (missfire 3 cylinder).
2001 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali 6.0L a/c compressor VIN: 1GKFK66U11
thje customer picked it up for a weekend camping trip on friday and wopuld bring in on tues. he called on tues and said he had it fixed while out of town. thanks for all the help, the compressor ws the problem thanks, bob
1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB7654L
first of all wow... 22 replies in less than 12 hours, thanks to all the guys who took the time to respond. i came in this morning with a lot of ideas to try, unfortunatly none of them worked, however i will share with the rest of you the things that i have tri...
1998 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L No Start VIN: 4F4ZR17X6W
Thanks to all who replied. This problem has not yet reoccured so we have not yet determined the cause of its no start. I will update this request when we get it solved.
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400SEL 4.2L asr light on intermittently VIN: WDBGA43E3P
Hi all, sorry for the long delay in response. Thank you to all who replied on this one. Sadly, I do not have a fix for this vehicle, but can add a little more info. A local shop offered to scan the vehicle for us and did find codes for a high and/or low voltag...
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L compression VIN: 1ZWFT61L0Y
Well after reassembling engine with all new valve springs and timing componets we fired it up and #3 cylinder was missing-no compression-pulled rear head-exhaust valves had hit piston???-it ended up that the root cause was the lifters being over extended-even ...
2001 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1MEFM55S4Y
thank you for the replies. i found the insulation for one of the crank sensor wires got hot and shrunk up causing wire to short to shielding causing concern. really weird spot though. it was about 8 inches up harness from sensor (by alternator)but it was in co...
1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3CS44R3N
To say it is fixed? It left our shop on its own power.Cust was not willing to have us send it out tohave beckmann diag problem.I replaced ecm with another reman unit & it has run for 3 days now, boss & cust hope it was adefect reman. I thank you for taking tim...
1995 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L Starter Relay VIN: JA4MR41H8S
Call in the dogs and piss on the camp fire, this hunt is over. The ignition switch was bad. I got some bad information when we initially tested circuit. The automatic trans dont use a starter relay (only standard tranny). The old switch had bad spot, sometimes...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L lights on instrument panel VIN: 1G2NF52T81
first of all i would like to thank everyone for the help. we ended up with three modules bad the pcm, bcm, and the abs all took a hit. as howard said in his post the u code is a communication error which indicates the brain is dead. we had to send this car to ...
1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Evaporator VIN: WPOAA299VS
Hello all, I finally did get this one fixed. I would like to thank everyone that responded. I would especially like to thank Skip from Baum tools who was extremely helpfull. In any case the bottom half of the evap was freezing. The temp sensor is at the top of...
1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L Unknown VIN: VERT347HCH
Sorry the long delay on this one guys. I had a poor response on this saab. The fix was the trans was bad, put in a used unit- now all is well...
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED48E2Y
Well, the mystery continues. I appreciate everyone's input. We were able to eliminate the computer from the list of suspect parts. One recommendation was to replace the DI cassette. Got vehicle in failed condition and replaced with known good unit, no differen... Trouble codes: P1640 (No power PIN 1 ECM).
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Heater core VIN: 453BD67S8V
This one is sorta fixxed (money issue), after filling the cooling system with the Rad kit vacuum fill system the noise is ruduced but I think that the amount of rust in the system is a big factor in the noise. I am told that the dealer is the only place to get...
1987 Toyota Cressida Luxury 2.8L mil lamp not on VIN: JT2MX72W4H
First, a big thank you to all that replied. I may be wrong here, but when you ask a tech working for you to check something, you have to assume that it got checked, right? Well surprise surprise, it didn't. When this vehicle first came into the shop I specific...
1997 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Stall VIN: 1NXBA02E7V
The sun is shining once again. There were two replies that stated to check the crank reluctor which is part of the lower crank gear, as it turns out I had already removed the crank postition sensor once to look at teeth on gear through the sensor opening and t...
2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L unknown VIN: 4T3ZF13C42
Hi Gang. Thanks for all the responses. I got 9 replies saying that the lower control arm bushings were probably bad. Sure enough I finally got the vehicle back in and they are bad. GM has a similar problem with some of their vehicles. According to Toyota, you ...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBB61C3W
This vehicle is fixed. I would like to thank everyone for their help and special thanks to Daniel [...]. I did not have european software for my modis but another shop let me borrow his cartridge for my snap on 2500. I cleared codes and went in to basic sett... Trouble codes: 1543 (Throttle actuator potentionmeter sig low).
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L compressor clutch VIN: 3VWSS29MX1
Been really busy around here,thats why boss sent this internal vehicle out to VW dealership.As noted by several of you,a signal from Throttle could be the cause for A/C not engaging until throttle applied,which I was very anxious to test,but couldn't finish up...
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