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1996 Audi A4 2.8L door locks/alarm VIN: WAUDA88D1T
Good Day All, This A4 is a problem child. New customer who has been through the mill with this car. We repaired a transmission failure (trans ecu drowned under rh carpet and valve body gasket blown out) and noticed the door locks did not work. I only had the ...
1999 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUCB28D8X
Hi techs!! ok, this lovely audi came in this morning with a engine light on. scan tested, came out P0134 and P1136. Quick check for O2 signal, stay flat @ 0.400V. automaticlly install a new O2 since it is very common on this vehicle with these codes. and also... Trouble codes: 1136 (Long term fuel trim add fuel bank 1 system too lean), 134 (O2 sensor circ bank1-sensor1 No activity detected)
2001 Audi TT 1.8L battery VIN: TRUWC28NX1
We got the car in on August 2 and have been monitoring battery draw. It has about .3 amp draw. seems good to me. I would check several times a day, opening doors, sometimes starting and turning accessories on and off. OK. Left for weekend and dead on monday (n...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Starting VIN: WBAGJ8329W
Hi all, I have this beemer here and it is a no crank situation. I am not having much luck with availability of schematics or info on AllData. I have no power to the starter relay from the security module. I cannot find the security module for further tests. An...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3330X
intial code tap revealed codes p1188 &p1189. inspected and found cracks in pcv tube, replaced, test drove and car seemed fine. customer came to pickup and at idle was missing and now set trouble code p0173. i suspect a vacuum leak in the area of the throttle b... Trouble codes: P1188 (fuel trim limits exceeded), P1189 (fuel trim limits exceeded), P0173 (bank 2 fuel trim)
1993 Buick Century Special 3.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G4AG55N4P
Trying to get this one through state inspection. On the dyno, as soon as throttle position reaches 4%, the O2 sensor drops to 0.01V and stays there. Artificial richening brings it to .85V instantly. If I let the TPS go back below 4%, the O2 starts switching ev... Trouble codes: 44 (System Lean History Code none current.)
1989 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L rocker arms VIN: 2GCFK29J0K
The engine is a reman from D+J Machine and performance engines in Phoenix. It is a 300hp 350ci TBI engine I believe listed on e-bay. New valve springs(dual),clevite motorsports cam with .488 lift at the valve,1.6 stamped rockers, heads are 305ci small valve ca...
1991 Chevrolet Corsica LT 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G1LT54T6L
car came in with a hesistation/stalls at stops.Started to check the basics fuel pressure/spark/inj.pulse/inj.resistanc.So i replace 6 inj./vacuum lines under plenum.I notice pcm was replace before/also a wire repair going to computer(wire is for ign.control mo...
1997 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 6.5L Unknown VIN: 1GCHC33F9V
this is my personal truck.this started all at once.went to move vehicle and batteries dead.charged batteries and checked alternator output.only 12.9 volts.changed alternator and tested 14.2.drove 2 days and let sit for two days and would not start.charged batt...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L cycling switch VIN: 1GCGK29U2X
customer has had cycling switch replaced numerous by the dealer. first switch was 3 days after he owned the truck. we put a switch in it, worked fine, cycled at (l)33 to (h) 45. the truck left with a good vent temp and a/c working perfectly. made it 2 days bef...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L ABS Module VIN: 16CEK19T4Y
This truck came in with the ABS light on. The ABS system was inoperative. My scan tool (Gynesis 2003) would not communicate with the EBCM. I replaced the module and pump assy. The ABS will now go into ABS stops on the lift as well as when driving and forcing a...
2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Hesitation, Hard Start VIN: 1GCCT19W5Y
This truck Has A lack of power on accel after startup This condition lasts for about 30 seconds and then straightens out. This condition is following a long crank time and is intermitent. Hot or cold start does not seem to matter. Codes are PO 171 PO 174 lean ...
2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L raer axel VIN: 1M8RKJE788
hi all, i am looking at this for a friend. he put a rear in it from the wreck yard and never checked to see if the gear ratio was the same. the original was a 3:07 and the used is a 4:10. now of course the abs light is on all the time since the abs unit sees ...
1992 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1C3XV66R3N
Customer stated vehicle would run bad at times, and sometimes by turning key off and restarting it problem would go away. Test drove and vehicle ran perfect. Next morning, vehicle was missing on what felt like multiple cyls. It acted like an ignition problem, ...
1996 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L No Start VIN: 1C4GP64L3T
No start began after transmission replacement at another shop. Install looks good. vehicle has no spark. scanner shows intermittant loss of crank sensor signal, and low cranking speed (64 rpm) even though engine is cranking normally. Replaced crank and cam sen...
1997 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4C3AU52NXV
This vehicle came in with check engine light on - P0505 - Idle air control problem -shorted. Replaced IAC and test drove. Light comes right back on. It may sound funny, but it acts up only from a start making a right turn. The vehicle will jerk and the mil lam... Trouble codes: P0505
2001 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L window switches,blower motors, radio, front rear w VIN: 2C4GP44371
Master and passenger window swithes, radio, front and rear wipers, and front and rear blower motors inop after engine is running. With key on engine off all have normal operation. Power locks, ac compressor, hazzards, turn signals and power mirror all operate ...
1994 Dodge Shadow 2.2L Safety VIN: 183AP24DXR
Auto Seat Belt Inop passenger door need relay location have car torn apart still no joy. Motor has ground no power motorworks finestkind, also motor parks in loc back position with subsitute power.
1997 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L No Start VIN: 1B3EJ56H2V
auto has no spark or fuel and scanner snap on mt 2500 will not communicate with engine but will comm. with all other modules body mod trans mod air bag mod the bus system has 2.5 volts the check engine light does not work either i removed dash panel and mil li...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 2B4GP443XW
Has low power on accel and surge. after getting to 55 stll has low power but does maintain hwy speed with about 22 % on the tps sensor. Have checked timing belt and gear pins all in place, have checked flywheel OK. Fuel pressure is steady 48-50 lbs. Egr has be...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7HF13Z5Y
Thanks for the help in advance. Vehicle towed in with crank/no start after being parked overnight. No prior driveability concerns. Tested following: Spark at plugs - OK Fuel pressure KOEO - 50psi Cranking RPM on Scanner - 160 Camshaft signal measured w/... Trouble codes: 1281 (Engine cold to long), 1687 (No MIC message received), 1282 (Fuel pump relay control circuit)
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L b1698 VIN: 2B8GP44G71
Communication problem is what we are thinking on this one.Customer brought this van from another shop.The original complaint was that the van would start to jerk,the blower would quit,the PRNDL would have squares around each letter,the bass/mid/treb on the rad...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan EX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B8GP74L12
van came in with mil on and no other symtoms. scanned for codes and found p0442 and p0455. Smoked evap system and found a cracked vacuum hose at rear canister. also replaced evap purge solenoid and gas cap. minivan is back and has same codes.we checked gas cap... Trouble codes: P0442 (Evap control small leak detected), P0455 (Evap leak monitor large leak detected.)
1978 Ford F-150 5.0L alternator VIN: F15HK8E685
System works as designed except for 2A draw- key off. reg is keeping field curcuit powered at all times, but regulates normally when operating. I would like to re-wire as a 4 wire system, but Alldata's drawing was not clear. I know I need to add a lamp to the ...
1991 Ford Escort 1.9L cooling system VIN: 1FAPP14J8W
well the fan does not come in, only when the cooling sensor is plugged out. i changed the hi and low speed relays, not even then, it only works when i send direct current to the fan and it stays on the only time it stops is when i turn the ignition off. car is...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, SCANNER GOES BLANK VIN: 1FTHX26H3S
Symptoms are no data/communication. My scanner goes blank when key is turned on to run position. SES is on engine has very little power, black smoke out exhaust. I checked all fuses, fuse links, and still scanner goes blank when I turn key on. I disconnected t...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTDX1868V
Net Techs, This Ford is here from a different shop. I'm trying to turn him on to iATN. Problem is that it will fall on its face cold when trying to accellerate from a stop or if you let of throttle and get back into it. Only happens cold. No codes present, bu...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1A2B3C4D9G
thank's in advance for any input.what normally is an easy job has become a nightmare.vehicle came in with cel iluminated and p0171/p0174.also rough run at idle. every one will say clean maf and reset kam right.i did and all was well for about 15 min.short term... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean bank one), P0174 (system lean bank two)
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1F34ER5G4V
Hi Group I could use some help with a 1998 E350 School bus. The Air conditioning is blowing very cold air from the Rear Over head A/C unit and much Warmer air from the front. This truck has a Trans Air A/C System , side condensing unit with Two operating conde...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FAFP6633W
vehicle has hesitation, or miss that causes car to buck and jerk for a second then goes away then returns shortly, just off idle, at steady throttle around 1000 rpm, seems worse with car in gear but will hesitate in neutral as well, difficult to tell if it is ...
1998 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTYR14WPA
This vehicle will run great but at times will idle at 2500 when clutch is disengaged. You can drive along, push in the clutch and the idle will settle at 2500. This happens for me with the A/C on and if I turn it off the idle will drop. An employee of mine sai...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L air intake VIN: 1FMZU32X5X
Thanks in advance for reading this. I have a noise coming from the air intake.After driving a while it makes a howling noise from the air intake. I took the air intake off and it is coming out of the throttle intake. Customer says it get real loud after awhile...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L instrument cluster & other systems VIN: 2FMZA5145Y
We are starting hit a wall on this one and are looking for ideas. The most obvious thing is the instrument cluster that is working intermittently, but the abs light is coming and going and the turn signals are affected. Turn signals work with key on but quit w...
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L engine VIN: 1FAFP4046Y
We have this mustang in the shop that came with blown engine due to overheating. we install a used engine that ran good but had a very bad viberation at idle and got worse at 1200 r.p.m. butwas there at any engine speed. we swaped out the balancer still no hel...
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L no power VIN: 2FTRX18W03
Hi all this truck falls flat on its face on take off when cold,gets better when it warms up.Checked fuel system and installed filter OK,Air filter pluged,replaced,checked MAF readings and made sure that it was cleaned,I checked VAC 20in. idle 18in. cruse,pulle...
2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L No Start VIN: 1GKDS13222
Hi All I replaced the intake manifold on this vehicle. But since that it won't start. With KOEO check engine light stays on. Following the flow charts in reference to the codes retrieved it's leading me to TPS one & TWO. I am not to familiar with this vehicle.... Trouble codes: P1220 (Throttle Position Sensor 2-low voltage), P1120 (Throttle Position Sensor Circuit-Intermittant High Voltage)
1999 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4S6CM58W6X
Hey all, need some help on this one, pulling my hair out. Passport came in check engine light on, and hesistating bad on acceleration (like nop fuel pressure or cat conv. plugged). Right away I found the intake gasket leaking signifigantly, so I replaced it. S... Trouble codes: 1133 (HO2 b2 s1 lean), 1171 (fuel trim lean on acceleration)
1993 Jeep Cherokee Country 4.0L engine VIN: 1J4FT78S2P
Replaced engine with know good one. overheats slowly when driving or idling. replaced waterpump twice it is spinning the proper way. replaced t-stat twice with 180 degree. changed radiator twice put a heavy duty one in the second time. no obstuctions in block ...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L heater/ac controls VIN: 1J4GW68N0X
This Jeep has no air from vents. It has electronic heater controls. Fan is working fine at all speeds. Changing to different vents does not change. I am thinking a blend door concern, but would like more ideas before I take the dash out. thanks for the help
1999 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FY19S7X
At first this jeep didn't seem to hard to deal with. Basically it Is always running rich. The Long and short term fuel trims are at -30% or more. Another interesting thing is it has a high idle. Well We checked for vaccum leaks with a smoke machine and none we... Trouble codes: 172 (Fuel System Rich)
1993 Mazda RX-7 1.3L Engine VIN: JM1FD3312P
Vehicle towed in as a no start, has spark and fuel pressure and injector pulse. Did a compression test, readings are 90 psi on the rear rotor, and only 55 psi on the front rotor. Also there is lots of oil dripping and running out of the turbos. Is this too lo...
1995 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L weak/no brakes VIN: JM1BA1413S
This car came in after customer replaced front pads. He pushed the caliper pistons back in without opening bleed valves. Brake pedal was going to the floor and just barely stopping the vehicle. Master cylinder had lots of trash in the reservoir. I went ahead ...
1997 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Valvetrain VIN: JM1TA2210V
Hello, We have a 97 Mazda Millenia with a 2.5 V6 DOHC with an engine noise. Sounded like a timing belt pulley, so we changed the timing belt and all the pulleys. Th timing belt tensioner pulley was noisey. Put everything back together and still noisey. Sound...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: WDBBA48D9G
I have inherited this problem as I have recently became a business partner at BMJ International. Any help would be appreciated. I don't have much experience on this type of problem and this is a very good customer who has been very patient with me. --Doug
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...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Transmission VIN: WDBGA51GOV
We disassebled transmission and discovered cluthes were burnt and EPC would not test. Overhauled trans and replaced valvebody with new solinoids. Car has same problem, code p0748. erased code but it came back. Anyone have a problem like this before. Will a cen...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L airmatic suspension VIN: WDBNG75J1Y
car is now back- 40a fuse blown-pump inop replaced pump & fuse & relay- car is back up- have chkd. for leaks with soap and water- cannot find any .does anybody have any ideas?? dont want to send car out and have the problem again- thanks, jivi
1995 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L 1st gear VIN: 4M2DV11W5S
van was bought at an auction so i have no case history. trans seems to work perfect when driving,but at idle in drive trans will intermittently go into nuetral(shift lever stays in drive).it happens fast and solid,just like turning a switch on and off.it will ...
1998 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM6536W
Hello all. We just had this vehicle in our shop yesterday for preventative maintenance and poor overall engine performance. Inital scanning produced P0303 for cylinder 3 missfire, P1380 Variable cam timing solenoid A circuit malfunction, and P1381 Variable cam... Trouble codes: P1381 (Variable cam timing over advanced bank 1)
1998 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JA3AY26A9W
Here we go. This car will NOT idle. It can be cranked and if held to at least 1200-1300 RPM It will run, Not as we feel it should but this is where the 18 on cruise vac. comes from. When the engine surges and sometimes misses there is a fluctuation in the vac....
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MW51R71
Hope someone can give me some insight on this vehicle. This Mitsubshi came in a couple of months ago with a check eng. light on and code P0125 stored in it. Did find a TSB concerning code and vehicle would need to be reprogrammed and all 4 o2 sensors to be rep... Trouble codes: P0125 (Insufficent Temp. for Closed Loop)
1992 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1HJ01F1N
cranks ok but won't start. has fuel, fire,spark and injector pulse. Removed plugs after repeated cranking but they were dry. even tried spraying carb cleaner in intake, but still nothing, Trouble codes: 55 (no problems)
1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme S 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1G3WH55M7R
Hello My Fellow Techs. I have this 3.1 94 Olds Cutlass Sup that I just transplanted this engine in from another vehicle that is the same vehicle. When engine was in other vehicle it ran perfectly and the only reason we took it out and transplanted it was the f...
1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: YS3DD55B7T
This vehicle came to me a crank no start. It had no fuel pressure. It was getting power to the pump but the pump wasn't running. I installed a new pump and it ran but had poor fuel pressure and it would stall as soon as I would give it throttle. Unlikly, but f...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L high blower only VIN: YS3DD58N2X
Car came in 3 weeks later,the fan switch works in high only,and the compressor will not run,but if you turn the switch down to any other speed the compressor will run,but the blower will not.Rechecked previous repair did not find any problems. Thanks for any h...
1993 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BJ633XP
subaru techs, help! i have this 1993 subaru legacy wagon/ 2.2l sohc. this vehicle belongs to my brothers girlfriend. well anyway this vehicle at idle runs rough. wires, plugs, & 02(oem) installed. i put my lab scope on the oxygen sensor to see how is my o2 is... Trouble codes: 22 (knock sensor), 32 (oxygen sensor), 35 (purge control solenoid valve)
1992 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L No Start VIN: JT3FJ80W2N
ATTENTION LAND CRUISER TECHS!!! This Land Cruiser returns to our shop every twelve months with the same issue. No-Start No-Spark, with no signal from the distributor. When I take the cap off, the inside of the distributor, the rotor and the pick-ups inside of ...
1994 Toyota Camry 2.2L No Start, Misfire VIN: JT2SK12E0K
The vehicle came into the shop with a no start problem and overheating. Head gasket was blown. Head gasket, valve grind and piston rings and rod bearings were installed. A new timning belt was installed. Timing marks were checked with a dial indicator and foun...
1996 Toyota Camry SE 3.0L Unknown VIN: JT123EDRF6
greetings to all toyota techs, i have a camry trying to defeat me. this car has steering that is binding and getting stiff. the pump was leaking, so we started by replacing it. now the leak is fixed but the problem remains, secondly we replaced the rack and st...
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)

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1995 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Vehicle speed sensor VIN: JH4DB755XS
First things First: Thankyou to those members that took the time to help me. The new OE sensor fixed the problem. The About 5 volts on the signal line is in reality 9.21 at KOEO and 10.47 at KOER. The alldata is a bit lacking when it says to check voltages and...
2002 Audi S6 Avant 4.2L head lamp aim VIN: WAUXU54B82
hello group - sorry for late report - audi was quickly fixed. i installed new lights & then went to headlamp aim in vag software & did not adjust the lamps. then i went to the learn setting & it did, but they were not aimed, so it set the code for impropor aim...
1998 BMW 540i 4.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADE6329W
thanx for all the help this was a classic case of overlooking the forest caise allthe trees were in the way the problem was a bad maf sensor (the second one that i replaced) bosch parts arent what they used to be. as its been pointed many times before in this ... Trouble codes: P0100.
2002 BMW 540i 4.4L Blower Motor, Battery VIN: WBADN63432
Excellent advice and support. The final stage resistor pack was the problem. A simple snap-in parts replacement. This was my boss's car and you guys helped me come out smelling like a rose. Thanks again.
1991 Buick Regal 3.8L Service Engine Light VIN: 2G4WB11L6M
Thanks to all the Techs who replied i was really impressed with all the help. All repliese were that the magnet was bad and if i couldcheck for a sign wave at the cam sensor. I would have done this but the customer told me he was just going to live with the li...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L air distribution VIN: 1G6KD54YXV
Removed and voltage monitored the vacuum control soleniod pack for intermittant signals from the programmer to no avail. Customer advised that problem is becoming less and less frequent as time goes by. No codes at this time or before?? Yes the default mode is...
1987 Chevrolet G10 Chevy Van 5.0L blown fusible link VIN: 1GNEG25K4J
Well i'm not real sure if this is repaired. I thank everyone for their time & responces. This fuse link is at a juction block and not at the starter. And if other cicuits were causing more amps through then they should blow their own fuse. There wasn't anythin...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Stall VIN: 2G1WL52M85
Its fixed thanks to IATN you got me looking in the right direction it wasnt fuel related and to make along story short. Someone had replaced the EGR and lost the gasket off the bottom where the exhaust tube bolts up, why it caused these symptoms I dont know. T...
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L timing chain VIN: 4G1JF32T1W
replaced tensoner and guidr plates for chain and evertthing worked out perfect. from now on i am going to add this into water pump labor THANKS TO ALL TECHS THAT HELPED OUT!
1998 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L turn signal VIN: 1GCEG15W3W
Many replies for turn signal / combo switch. Some replies for wrong bulbs, etc. Replies about poor ground to turn signal sockets were correct. Driver front turn signal socket (only) had poor ground when flashing and was causing the fast flash. What I don't u...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L oil pressure VIN: 1GCGC29U5X
Thank you for the fast replies. We replaced the oil pump and the truck now has good oil pressure. I found out that one of the drivers ( fleet truck, may have a different driver every day) had complained that the oil pressure gauge showed low pressure at times.
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13R9X
well i had alot of great sugestions and i looked into all of them. at my wits end i decided to pull the upper and lower intakes only to find the gaskets with no problems. Then I noticed #6 cylinder exhaust pushrod bent and laying in the oil valley. I would ima... Trouble codes: P0300.
1999 Chevrolet C2500 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 1GCGC33R6Y
well here is one for the books, if we had the proper information from the customer it would help, here's how it went. As you know it was here for no 4th when hot under full throttle, when what it really was , was no third gear when towing a loaded trailer afte...
2002 Chevrolet C3500HD 6.5L excessive smoking VIN: 3GBKC34F92
Engine did have excessive blow-by probably a broken ring. We opted to send the vechicle to a more experienced diesel shop. We haven't heard from them yet. Thanks for the replies!
1985 Chrysler LeBaron 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1C3BC56E7F
the check valve was wrong so when new one was replaced and timing re adjusted all went well smog test passed
1999 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Stall VIN: 4C3AU52N6X
New EGR fixed the problems. Removed it previously and it was closed, removed it again after your replies and it was open. All data stream is now to spec's. Reset adaptives, test drove and it is running normal again.Thanks for your responses. Trouble codes: P0300.
2001 Chrysler 300M 3.5L thermostat VIN: 2C3AE66G81
I cant believe it this 300m is finally fixed!I recieved 3 responses & would like to thank Tom [...],Tom & kyle were exactly right aluminum shavings blocking t/stat feed pipe.I WAS EXPECTING TO FIND ALOT OF SHAVINGS but ended up o...
1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L No Start VIN: 2B3HD46F7V
recieved responses from randy [...].all were right on.first of all i should not have tried a used bcm(especially with the wrong number).apparently it wrote to the vcm making it think it had a security system.the fix...
2000 Dodge Dakota 4.7L transfer case VIN: 1B7GG22N9Y
Thanks to Rick [...] for their replies. According to the rebuilder, a cam was installed backward in the case (I did not try to verify this). I did notice that the replacement case tag did not have a model identification stamped o...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire, back fire VIN: 2FMDA5145S
hello techs this went back to customer to see if problem gets worse we tried the following fuel pressure ok egr ok even removed and blocked off crank sensor ig module maf sensor ecm coil pack ignition wires compression test scanned injectors with vantage ok tr...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L brake lights VIN: 3FALP6533T
Most relies said to try another new turn signal switch-same results.Lucked out-another contour came in for other repairs.Talked to customer-and he was ok with using his car to figure out other. Ended up being a ground issue.In the trunk is a ground plug.Has ab...
1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L fuel
The customer is still undecided as to fixing this noise.They're trying to sell it & don't want to throw good money after bad. I believe it's a clogged evap vent & will post again if I fix it.Thanks to all.
1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMPU18L9W
This is the first one of these we have delt with for intermittent miss under load, suspected bad plug or boots have had some with water or coolant in them. I learned that any time you put plugs in put boots on also. Alot of you said go to global or generic obd...
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L abs VIN: 1FTRX18W61
I got a lot of replies saying to check the speed sensors and tone rings unfortunately the customer has not returned and could not follow through with further testing.
2002 GMC Sonoma SL 2.2L Compressor fuse VIN: 1GTCS14532
Thanks for the replies. The 2 things I was wondering about are 1)with no diode would it blow the fuse. 2) Where was the diode located at for this vehicle. One tech thought that without the diode the fuse could blow. That tech is correct. After several weeks ...
1991 Honda Civic LX 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGED3655M
after substituting known good parts that we thought might be affecting the ecu and the ecu itself we did load test all power and grounds to the ecu. we found that the wiring diagram under engine performance omitted a wire that we did find under the transmissio...
1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start, hard restart VIN: JN256AH796
first let me thank all of the 33 of you who responded,,your suggestions were very informative ,,95% of which were about a faulty main relay of which I promptly replaced and as of now the problem appears to have been solved..once again I would like to thank all...
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L Suspension VIN: JNRDR07X01
Thanx so much for confirming my suspicions of slack in the rear suspension bushings. Customer has not brought vehicle back in yet for repair. I'll post more info if anything changes.
1994 Isuzu Pickup S 2.6L No Start VIN: JAACL11E4R
well i have to close this. customer declined any repairs. I think the output from the crank sensor is bad
1992 Jaguar XJS 5.3L cruise control VIN: SAJNM5845N
After all pin tests were OK.replaced cruise ecm Problem repaired.Here are the pin checks (connecter at cruise ecm which is under floor in front of pass seat.Pin #1 ign sw power 12v on / 0 v off. Pin #3 cruise vac pump output 12v on / 0 v off. Pin #6 Road speed...
1994 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L engine temperature VIN: SAJHX12740
I received lots of replies (12 to be exact). My main question in this request was about water pumps and if there were any know issues with lack of circulation due to eroded impellers. No one had any real information to impart about this and removal of the pump...
1999 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L Tires VIN: 1J4FF28SOY
Thanks to all that replied and educated me about the 'Cherokee Death Wobble'. It's pretty scary. Even though the tires checked out ok, we decided to swap a complete set from another jeep and so far it's been fine. Many e-mails were in regards to a faulty 'trac...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7L a/c blower VIN: 1J8GW68J34
A new blower resistor module fixed this one. The connector has been quite hot, and I intend to get a new one, thanks to Mike [...] from Dodge...as for the wild idle condition, revs high on start-up then final...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L ABS valve block VIN: SALTY15451
Hello All, i got 6 replys most didn't think flushing would be of any help.The wheel speed sensor used to only come as an assembly with the hub and bearing.It is now available as a separate part.Some people thought we I should still replace it as an assembly an...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNHM87AX1
sorry for the delay but the car never came back.thanks for all the info,just wish i could have checked it out
1994 Mazda Protege 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1BG2241R
Thanks for all of the replies, some suggested the air boot being cracked, we checked that and it was in good shape. The fix ended up being a leaking plenum gasket. We replaced it and the car ran great. Thanks for all the help.
1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL/8 2778CC No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 113.044-12
Thanks for all the help. This car suffered mainly from an owner who needed to have his tools taken away. The throttle linkage was adjusted wrong in the hopes of increasing the idle speed. The thermastat on the injection pump had to many washers under the plung...
1979 Mercedes-Benz 6.9 6.9L Fit & Finish VIN: 116036-12-
The solution turned out to be 'just pay attention'. The deflector snaps out of the plate I wanted to remove and the old seal is lifted out of the cavity with right angle picks. The new seal was an off brand and couldn't be coaxed into the channel. As I have kn...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L engine VIN: WDBHA22E1R
it was motor mounts...oil had leaked out without showing any visible signs.
1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Unknown VIN: WDBHA22E1R
it is actuator for center vents leaking vac...do not want to pull dash at this time. thanks to all.
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