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2001 BMW 318i e46 mod 1800CC srs system VIN: E463020202
simply ,we plugged in scanner but we cannot communicate with the srs system in the car , there is no problem getting into the engine management system ,or the abs system ,checked fuses but everything seems in order ,thanks mike.
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G4HP54K8Y
This car came in about a month ago with a P0300, original plugs and wires, so we changed those first. Back again today with the same code. Cylinder #1 misses between 4500 and 5500 RPM, consistently. Freeze frame info. confirms this in the past as well. Swapped... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple Cylinder Misfire)
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1G6KD54Y1W
Hello Fellow Techs, This is one is really acting wierd somtimes intermittently this car(my Fathers) he will be driving along and all of a sudden it will start to cut out and start to hesitate. It will also not be able to accelerate. After he pulls over and wai...
1985 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G1770786F
Ok lets get started. This is a friends wifes car. Motor was rebuilt this year. From what I have been told it ran fine for awhile thin started to miss and stall. I get and this is ths list of new parts that were on it, New cap, and rotor. 8 new fuel injectors. ...
1996 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L No Start VIN: 2GCEC19M11
truck had a bad engine , replaced and now it wont start.tried everything, new distributor,timing is good , check 3 times, fuel pressure is good, has spark , pulse, but only 2 injectors ar firing 1 and 8 ,tried reflashing,did not work,no codes, everything looks...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Security Light VIN: 1GNFK16R6X
Problem is Security Light began to intermittently come on, now is on always, however vehicle has never exibited any failure to start, or "start & die" symptoms. This will happen when either of the 2 keys they have are used. I have just ordered the new Snap On ...
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Steerinig VIN: 1G1JC5242Y
Hello All Fellow Techs This Cavilier came in with a poppin noise with turns. I thought it would be the lower control arm bushing but with an in spection they are ok. The popping noise is in the steering shaft or rack. It will pop at about 90* turn to the left...
2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L dash gauges and lights go dead VIN: 1G1NE52J0Y
hey guys and gals, got another intermittent problem that's giving me fits. the car will start and run w/ no problems. it may run like this for days but it will eventually stall...sometimes while driving, sometimes after a hot soak. the first time i scanned it ...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Loss of Coolant VIN: 1GNDT13W11
Have tested for external leaks and exhaust leaks in cooling system with no results. See some moisture on oil filler cap but no coolant mixed with the oil. Are there any GM Techs that have seen this, I think it might be an intake gasket leaking into the engine ...
1996 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD56F9T
Hello Group, This one came in a couple of weeks ago with the complaint that the check engine light was on and it was idling poorly and stalling. It had the Chrysler code 51-fuel system lean/at limit bank one and the obdII version of p0171 Bank One System too ... Trouble codes: 51 (Bank one lean), P0171, 43 (ignition coil 2 circuit), P0352, 33 (A/C Sensor input High), P0300
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...
1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L No Start VIN: F6TF125112
Changed engines in this vehicle and now there is no spark. The vehicle was apparently running when the first engine thru a rod. The engine from the salvage yard was running to test the compression. Have done electrical circuit continuity tests; ground tests; t...
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9L no top end power VIN: 1B7HF16Z9T
Customer complaint "no power on high way" road test confirmed at 115kmhr its maxed out, decel and re apply gas ok power until max speed reached? [Note; body/suspension lift kit and oversized tires installed] After testing and finding nothing, we spun the truck...
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7KC23ZUT
This vehicle was towed in the shop as a no start,checked fuses,engine control fuse blown.Replaced the fuse,it blew again,checked all wiring for short and no short found,disconected pcm installed fuse and it did not blow so i replaced the pcm and it blows a fus...
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HF16Y4T
I've been working on this truck on and off for three week now. Worse part is it's my father in-law's truck. Same code keeps coming back. LT and ST trims -28+%. Originally replaced intake gasket for oil consumption problem as well as vacuum leak, code was set p...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HF13Z7V
this is a very simple system i thought, but the code keeps returning. there are nomore parts to replace. i'm wondering if this is a computer logic problem. everything seems to be ok. any help with this one would be very appreciated. i can be reached at 520 571... Trouble codes: P0441
1997 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L rear brakes VIN: 1B7GL23Y7V
I replaced the rear brakes under a normal maint. While vehicle was on jack stands I noted that brake application would not stop rear wheels. I have bled brakes several times and have a great pedal. The effort to apply the brakes was as if there were no power a...
1997 Dodge B3500 5.9L Misfire VIN: 2B6KB31Z0V
This vehicle has a constant misfire on number 6 cylinder at idle. However, when we back off either the intake or the exhaust rockers, the misfire goes away. this led us to believe that the lifters may be pumping up and holding the valves open. Manual compressi... Trouble codes: P0306
1998 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L No Start VIN: 2B3HD56J7W
Customer complained Vehicle instrument cluster would intermittently quit while driving. Then engine would stall at idle. Check engine light came on. Vehicle made it to the shop. Drove vehicle into shop, scanned with MODIS. Codes P1695, P1687, communication fai... Trouble codes: P1695 (No body CCD messages), P1687 (No MIC bus messages)
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...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTDF172VK
Customer broke starter trying to get engine to turn over.Sounds like he drained cyl once before to get it started.Suspect intake gasket at his point.And it was.After he broke starter he tried pulling it to start.Then he brought to me. We replaced starter and d...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAFP55U72
Here's one I just need some back up on. This car came to me with a divability problem when wet, either rain or car wash. The complaint is it will surge stumble and die. It may start right back up it may have to sit 15 to 20 minutes. I sacnned the car, no histo...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L manifolds VIN: 2FAFP71W83
i have several 2003 crown vic police cruisers with a distinct drivers side exhaust leak, but myself as well the other techs here are unable to locate the source of the leak. I believe there is a hairline crack in the manifolds but cannot prove it. Being govern...
1996 GMC Safari 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDDM19W8T
dropped frame and engine- replaced with used unit- after changing everything possible and reinstalling engine and frame- no small task-- it now has a very rough idle- and miss, the scan data shows history miss fires on cyls # 3-4 -5-6 but # 4 is currant to the... Trouble codes: P0300
1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Vehicle VIN: 2HGEJ6552V
Hi everybody : We have a big rain storm today,one of my customer call me her car got flood water went inside the car up to 2 to 3 inches above the carpets.She still can drive the car back home. She call me said the car stall 2 times and the Check engine light...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L abs module VIN: SAJEA53C62
vehicle came in with abs, dsc and engine mil on. cruise control is inop and key fobs does not work. according to customer all symptoms occured at same time. i was able to retrieve dtc c1155 left front wheel speed sensor failure from generic obd 2 scan tool. i ...
1990 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1J4FJ78LXL
The issue I am experiencing is engine runs and idles but when throttle is opened at all can hear backfiring in exhaust system. On scantool the O2 is reading 4.98 volts all the time-even with O2 harness disconnected. Tried substituting known good ECM same probl...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L blower motor VIN: SALJY1244W
Good evening fellow techs looking for Land Rover techs. Don't see many of these for a freind should of not got involved but did and here I am. The vechile came in with blower motor inop front and rear sure simple fix so I thought chased wiring down to front bl...
2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L Stall VIN: JT8BE28G4Y
This car was running fine, problem occured all at once. Car runs and drives fine as long as you hold gas petal enough to maintane 700 rpm.The seconed you release the gas petal the engine dies. I take care of this customers M.B. and know little about a Lexus, h...
1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L rear air ride VIN: 1LNLM97V3V
this has rear air ride, customer stated that the problem came about after trans was replaced. had codes for l/rear & r/rear vent solenoid time out. has had compressor with vent solenoid replaced. car might be at ride height and then drive it and will drop all ...
1993 Mazda MX-3 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: JM1EC433XP
Hey guys: This car came to me with an e-fail. Excessive Nox at 40km on the dyno. I checked the timing-ok, checked and replaced catalytic converter and oxygen sensor, both were original. The NOx cleaned up to around 970ppm, down from 1200ppm, but far from the ...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400SEL 4.2L MIL Lamp on, Sluggish VIN: WDBGA43EXP
After We Overhauled This Unit This Code Has Appeared, I Sent It Back To The Shop Whom Referred The Job To Us Originally, Who Is Very Compentent In German Driveability. They Replaced The CKP With A New OEM Sensor And The Problem Still Exists. The Vehicle Exhib... Trouble codes: D11, 15
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L No Start VIN: 4ABAC54LXY
hi guys car came in running very rough with code po300(random misfire).engine then went to a died and no ignition. scanned for codes none found.scanner has rpm signal.fuel injector pulse looks okay ,but will disappear after cranking for 2 seconds. fuel pressur...
1998 Plymouth Voyager Expresso 3.3L gages VIN: 2P4GP45G2W
This van was brought to us for gages inop. After test driving I noticed that the check engine light was on. I hooked up are scan tool and self tested the gauge cluster. there was no response from the cluster. At that point I tried to do a self test on the pcm ...
1995 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.8L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1GMDU06L1S
this van runs perfect at idle off of idle runs perfect till the engine comes under load like in overdrive up a hill it will go into the most violent shake & miss if i push the gas to the floor to kickdown it will go but under mid load you would think the engin...
1995 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G2NW55M3S
Complaint was hard start cold. At first it would not start or would start and die. It did this once and then started and kept on starting and running, but it would idle bad and stop, but would easily restart. Had code 17., cam crank correlation problem. Confir...
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G2NE52MIV
auto shows no reading on snapon mt2500 scanner for mass air flow sensor. it has 12volt on yellow wire 5volt on pcm + and good pcm -.at maf. there is no codes.car runs like it is starving for fuel.especially on accel or climbing a hill. it has new plug wires pl...
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L ABS module VIN: 1G2NF52T3Y
Hello and thank you Service Vehicle Soon light is on. The Mitchell only has a test procedure for U1000 & U1255 together. The only code present is U1255. This test says to check for communication with all class 2 serial data modules. I have the Snap On scanner...
1996 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 2.3L vac booster VIN: YS3CF68M6T
This car feels as though we have no assist when it is first started until you have driven it about 1 minute. We have good vacuum before and after check valve in vac line, system holds vac over nite. On a guess (bad) we replaced the booster, same exact symptoms...
1997 Saturn SL1 1.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G8ZG5288V
This vehicle had come in in the past for the same problem, and at that time we didn't have time to dive into it. Recently the customer went on vacation and dropped the vehicle off to be checked out. Symptoms: high, hanging idle only when coming off a shift...v...
1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4S3BD4359T
I cleaned the throttle body & that was good enough for it to get out of the parking lot. The next week it came back for stalling on decel & hesitating during accel. I found the MAF bad, a new one from Subaur was installed. That was good enough to keep it out o...
2001 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L engine VIN: 4S3BH63571
Car runs fine, power normal. Has vibration in drive at idle. Much smoother in reverse. Idle speed approx 700 in gear. Checked harmonic balancer bolt and torque converter to flex plate bolts-ok Paint line on harmonic still lines up. Lifted engine with jack moto...
1994 Toyota Corolla 1.6L No Start VIN: 2T1AE04B4R
We have a no start corolla in the shop which by the customers description started fine after work, drove to stop sign 300 yards, came to stop and would not restart. The vehicle was towed to us AAA. Turns over like a bad timing belt, no pops or anything. Inspec...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCAO1H8X
No start. No spark. I also cannot communicate with the ecm . Check engine light comes on when ignition is on. Had an aftermarket radio with altered wiring, eg, yellow wire cut. I removed radio and repaired wiring to original before scanning with my Vag Com. I ...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3VWRF81H0W
This car came in on the hook, quit while driving and did not restart. Found diesel fuel injection pump was bad and replaced. After replacing the pump car was very hard to start, next replaced fuel filter still no start. After spending some time found that if I...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWMA63B2X
Need some help from the VW experts out there. we have another dead Passat in the shop. This car came in for wipers inop. and was diagnosed as having a bad motor. Simple enough but in order to get the motor assy. out, the pcm and it's mount box have to be moved...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWSP61J72
The car has an overboost condition that kicks it into limp mode. MAP reads around [...]. N75 and MAF have been replaced. This car has the Garrett VNT15 Variable vane turbo. Has any one seen these stick causing an overboost condition. The only other thing I ... Trouble codes: P0234 (16618-Boost Regulation Control Limit exceeded- Overboost)
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L Broken head bolt VIN: YVIKW961XS
Greetings No compression in #5 cylinder, leaky exhaust valve. When we pulled the head one of the head bolts snapped. We can see evidence of coolant seepage down into the threaded hole. Problem is the threads do not start flush with the top of the engine block,...

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1998 Audi A4 2.8L Oil Pressure Light VIN: WAUED68DXW
We used Terrys advice and ran a second circuit useing a relay and an led indicator light. It took two weeks for the symptom to show up again.The cluster is the problem. Now the problem will be to get the customer to give up the led and relay in exchange for th...
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L Cruise control VIN: WBABJ6329S
Both the replies I recieved suggested heating components which I did without a failure. Recommended changing the control unit and the customer declined the repair.
1998 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1G4HP52K8W
theysaid to look at o ring it was losse becase of other garage did not fix it right thanks to everone jim Trouble codes: 1106 (map sensor voltagehigh).
1993 Chevrolet G20 Chevy Van 5.7L brakes VIN: 2GBEG25K1P
Many thanks to all who replied. Most replies backed up my initial suspicion that the brake hose was restricted. I suggested brake hoses to our tech the first time around but we never followed through- lesson learned.
1993 Chevrolet G20 Chevy Van 4.3L no speed signal VIN: 1GBEG25Z1P
I found the battery had fallen from the rusted tray and spilled enough to corrode the body ground. After a new tray and ground repair, all is OK. Thank you all for the helpful tips, at least I know where to find the ECM.
1998 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L starting VIN: 2G1WL52M8W
The lumina is fixed. The transmission range switch/neutral safety switch was grounding out internally. My tech was able to determine that when shifting from drive to park, would pop the fuse. He was able to force it to pop. Thanks to Roger from Alberta who was...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L ac belt VIN: 1GCHC24U62
I installed the new ac compressor, accumulator, orfice tube and flushed the system. Now the belt makes absolutely no noise and the tentioner rides smoothly without banging around. Thanks to all who took time to help.
2004 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L awd VIN: 1GCDL19X14
Thanks for the ideas. We tested motor worked well when we reinstalled motor and the light turned off. unsure of what was going on we are thinking that there is a fulty pin in connector
1990 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L compressor
we all seemed to be on the same page, that is this car had a bad compressor. customer wanted to try a used comp and it took a little while to find one. blew out the system, replaced the drier, added ester oil to the used compressor as this was a r-12 refit to ...
1997 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L No Start VIN: 1B7GL23Y1V
Hello all I recived 5 replies and finaly got this problem fixed the it was as Paul from Minnesota had said a bad ground on the fuel pump. I drove the truck aout 4 hours last night with it restarting every time. thanks william
1998 Dodge Intrepid 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 2R3HD56U1W
Thanks to everyone that replied. Andy form iowa and Robert from indiana had it nailed! The i.a.t. is integrated into the m.a.p. sensor. We replaced it and the vehicles runability returned to normal, the fuel trim stabilized and the idle quality is very good, i...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Surge VIN: 1B7HF1329Y
Almost all of the replies stated to replace the TPS even though both the scanner and the sweep test on a o'scope showed no problem. I replaced it and the truck runs smooth at cruise now. I also cleaned the output post on the back of the alternator per one of t...
1990 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FAPP64R7L
Before posting a help request i spent about 2 months working and testing every single thing on this car, every wire , sensor and relay , fuel quality, feed and, pressure ,the ignition switch 12 volt feed at every key position, all the grounds, a complete compu...
1991 Ford Escort 1.9L cooling system VIN: 1FAPP14J8W
well i want to thank you guys for the info the customer took the car, i unplugged the cts so the fan keeps running, he is gonna bring it back i a week or so i hope the fan stays that long. thank again
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU32X6P
thanks for all that responded to my help request.owner of vechicle did not want to spend the money on ecm,so he took car with lite on.i was told he bought car with lite on,and price was discounted $1000. so he was hoping repair would be cheaper. thanks again b... Trouble codes: 226 (idm signal hard code), 212 (idm signal in mermory).
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L push rod VIN: 1FDLE40E2V
After several days of pondering I remove heads. what I found was weak valve springs. Weak valve springs allowed the lifter to pump up, the springs have to be strong enough to off set the lifter hydraulics.I thank the many that offered replies and hope this fix...
1998 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTYR14WPA
I forgot to mention, in my original post, that the idle air speed motor had also been replaced on this vehicle. What I eventually found was the plug at the TPS was not always making good contact. When I checked this in the service bay it swept perfectly on the...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L steering VIN: 1FTWF33F4X
thanks to everyone for some very good ideas checked them all still cannot locate the noise cust has to go out of town for a while will let you know if I find anything scott
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L abs VIN: 2FMZA5143Y
Sorry for the late postThank You for all the insightful replies. This vehicle has not been fixed. I no longer work for the facility the vehicle was at. Thanks Again,
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L Driverside Window VIN: 1FAFP4045Y
We found that a plastic glass stop that is molded on to the left hand end of the glass bottom rail was broken off. The break was so clean that we didn't notice it untill we started putting it back together. At the customers request, we rigged a temperary stop ...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP56S72
Hello guys thanks for all your help on this one. the fuel pressure regulator was intermittently releasing 55 psi , it would do it about evry 45 minutes. normal pressure should be 35 psi replaced the regulator and the pressure stayed right where it should be. t... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
1997 Geo Tracker 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNBJ18602
Three replies to my request talked about the MAP sensor vacuum being possibly clogged, the crank pulley being loose causing timing issues, and one about wire colors. I did all the wiring checks before posting my help request and the MAP sensor and crank pulley... Trouble codes: P0102.
1987 GMC Safari 4.3L Timing marks VIN: 1GTDM15Z4H
Hello, Thanks for the responses. Nobody who replied said that this same thing had ever happened to them, but several people agreed with my prognosis that there was something of interest inside the timing cover. We pulled it apart and found that the cam gea...
1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L compressor VIN: 1HGCB7654M
The fix was the expansion valve. Thanks for all the help.
1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on
Sorry it took so long to close this post .Ist I would like to thank all who replied except for Russ from Florida who obiously is a retard and stated the obvious of course it has a canister or I wouldnt be asking about it Duhhh.The fix was a fuel cap that leake... Trouble codes: 1457 (Evap Leak).
1995 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JMITA2227S
Thanks to the guys who took time to read and replayed to post. On this one we found broken T- connector right at the firewall and also updated the ABV vacuum hose. Car runs good and no TCS and check engine light now. Vacuum hoses are very notorious on these Mi... Trouble codes: P1345 (SGC Signal), P1540 (ABV Circuit Malfunction), 82 (TCS - ECU Communication Line).
1995 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L 1st gear VIN: 4M2DV11W5S
thank you all for the quick replies.it is the general opinion that the problem is internal.most likely forward clutch piston or seals.off to the trans shop. thanks again for the quick help
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MW51R71
Thanks to the two guys who replied to my request. As it turned out, one of the 4 o2 sensors that I installed from the dealer was defective. While on a test drive I noticed that the fuel trim on bank 1 was high! Then I looked at the o2 sensor for bank 1 sensor ... Trouble codes: P0125 (Insufficent Temp. for Closed Loop).
1994 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1N4BU31D8R
As I stated in the update, Tony from Mn hti the nail on the head. Evidently we got a few tanks of BADLY contaminated fuel. I did change the fuel filter and distributor (under warranty) as a precaution, but the main culprit was poor quality fuel. After runnin...
1992 Oldsmobile Toronado 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G3EV13LON
Thanks for all the help. I was doing all my testing of the coils with all the wires off at once. I tested th 3-6 coil with the engine running and found that anything off idle would kil the spark. By moving the crankshaft sensor slighly I could get the spark ba...
1998 Plymouth Voyager Expresso 3.3L Unsure VIN: 1P4GP45G4W
Sorry for the delay, still unsure of the 'Fix', replaced brake booster and master cylinder which definitely helped, (you could feel idle slightly surge then return when pressing & letting off of brake pedal as a if a vacuum leak was being created), but still, ...
1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L alarm-locks VIN: YS3DD58B9T
Thanks for all of the replies that verified re-progaming ISN'T possible. If the remote is lost, damaged, etc. the fix is to replace the alarm control unit. New remotes are available, but can only be programed using another working remote (and a tech 2). Dave f...
1993 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L RWD Clutch VIN: 4S3BC6338P
I did some [...] testing and learned that the transfer clutch, new solenoid, and circuitry are all ok. I applied +12 volts to the transfer clutch solenoid circuit at the TCM, and while driving in a circle you can feel the transfer clutch release and symptoms go...
1993 Toyota Camry 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4T7SK12WXP
Thanks for the many replies. The problem turned out to be the distributor, particularly the RPM pickup. Even though the waveforms from all the sensors in the distributor apeared good the RPM output must have been poor enough to cause the problem. Special thank...
2001 Toyota Echo 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBT12381
Thanks for the guys who took time to read my post and replay to it. You guys were right at the point on it. Customer came in and first thing we checked is the Purge hose right at the air filter housing, and sure enough the hose was left loose. Installed hose w... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evaporative Emission Control System Malfunction), P0441 (Evaporative Emission Control System Incorrect Purge Flow), P0446 (Evaporative Emission Control System Vent Control Circuit Malfunction).
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Hard Warm Restart VIN: 3VWBB61C7W
We finally duplicated a no start condition both warm and cold. Crank sensor had no signal when problem was present. After replacing crank sensor problem was solved. David [...] replyed and said DO NOT replace ECU. He said a low battery or jump starting can ca... Trouble codes: 16989 (P0605 ECU Defective), 16706 (P0322 Eng RPM Sensor), 01165 (Throttle Valve Sensor-J338), 17973 (P1565 Throttle Valve Sensor-J338).
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L engine VIN: 3VWSE29M4Y
The consensus was the two engines will interchange. Thanks to David [...] for comparing vins to verify the engines were the same. IATN is fraternity of good people. Thanks to everyone who responded. Tom
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