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1986 Acura Integra RS 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JH4DA1846G
hello all accura tech out there ...please hefp , i have 1986 accura integra, 1.6 ,no idle, run very rough, i check it no codes ( flash codes), check timming belt , perfect mark ,all line up, fuel pressure good, 35 psi,no check eng. lite on..smell bad at tail p...
2000 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Factory car alrm VIN: JH4DC435XY
Greetings all. This car acts like a Legend with a bad door actuator. If you unlock it with key or remote, in a moment or two it'll lock by itself and almost immediately the alarm sounds and the lights flash. If you lock it, very soon the alarm goes off. I've h...
2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Oil Light VIN: WAUDC28D6Y
Hi there Audi techs, We have a 2000 A4 with the 1.8 liter turbo and automatic. The customer complains of the oil light coming on intermittently, usually when coasting downhill when warm. We changed the oil and checked for anything unusual coming out, but it s...
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...
1993 BMW 740iL 4.0L Limp mode VIN: WBAGC81020
Serviced car with new plug wires, caps and rotors- flushed trans fluid with T-Tech unit- now car drives about a block and shifts hard, than stays in limp mode- codes 105 and 21 set- erase codes test drive code 21 came back- terminal 21 on TCC for engine speed ...
1995 BMW M3 3.0L low oil pressure VIN: WBSBF9329S
please some help bimmer techs out there: this m3 has a lifter noise when the engine is warm. (no noise when the engine is cold). also I'm concerned about the oil pressure wich drops to 10 psi with the engine warm at idle. also sometimes the oil light stays on ...
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L Noise VIN: WBADE6323V
We have a 97 540i that has a whistling noise/vacuum leak kind of sound, sounds like it is coming from behind the speedo area. It is dependant on throttle position and load, as in pulling a small hill. We have replaced the intake manifold gaskets, rear cover, a...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Surge VIN: WBAAM3342Y
There is a very noticable surge on decel, the problem is worse after warm up. The car runs excellent otherwise. I don't believe it to be transmission related: it still does it if I manually downshift. I suspect dirty throttle body or idle air bypass. Both of w...
1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L abs VIN: 1G6KD54Y5X
Greetings, Techs. We have a Caddy with an intermittant ABS mil. The owner brought us this car for the lamp. After code retrieval, I have found a C1214 Solenoid Valve Relay Circuit. I have not had the light come on during test drive, and the customer states tha...
1985 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta 5.0L start and stall cold VIN: 1G1FP87F2F
vehicle starts up and dies, will start right away again and die, once engine is warm it seems to stay running, on datastream iac counts stay around 145 cold or hot, they may drop down to 90 sometimes. Everything else on datastream seems good: tps, temp, maf. c...
1987 Chevrolet R30 Custom Deluxe 7.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCHR33N7H
after trk is warm if u start to drive the idle will start to increase until u are at approx 35mph.with bdm on veh u can watch the iac motor start to increase slowly until it is wide open.this only happens sometimes not always.return after test drive and cycle ...
1990 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L engine VIN: 2G1WN54T6L
vehicle will crank but not start, when hot. after it cools, it will start and run until hot.as you can see weve done numerous repairs to this vehicle. after a while they were just shots in the dark. please help!
1995 Chevrolet Lumina LS 3.4L compressor clutch VIN: 2G1WN52X7S
hi guys & thanks in advance anyway car came in scanner is seeing a/c request has a/c pressure 163 on scan say P/S pressure high reads no i even unhooked switch. have power to both pink wires to relay. put power to wire to clutch will engage. went to ecm dark g...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L all gages VIN: 1GNCT18W4W
customer reports vehicle will stall with no warning and gages on dash will be inop at same time. gages will not operate again until vehicle starts.no start for 1 min. to 5 min. and then gages work again and vehicle starts and runs fine until it acts up again. ...
1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L horn VIN: 1GCHG35R2X
can anyone tell me how the steering shaft grounds and where this ground is located at THANK YOU
2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L lacks power VIN: 1G1ND52J3Y
Hello fellow GM techs,I'm a GM guy with a strange one.Thanks in advance for reading this post.Vehicle lacks power at 35 mph up a moderate grade.Hard to describe other than feels just like a plugged up catalytic convertor or late ignition timing?You have to kee...
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L Charging VIN: 1GNEK13T51
Customer came in a couple of weeks ago with a weak battery. Charged and tested battery, OK. But we found Alternator ripple too high. Replaced alternator. Customer then complained that the "Battery" telltale comes on intermittently. We checked it out and could ...
2001 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1Y1SK52871
It seems like all of the wierd ones come up at the same time. This one has a lean code. The long-term fuel trim is staying at or above 30% at 65-70 mph. I first inspected the MAF and cleaned a bit of oily crud from it. No difference. I checked the fuel pressur... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel System Too Lean)
2003 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Battery VIN: 2G1WH52K93
This car has a big drain on the battery. Seems like something with the radio or On-Star. If we pull the igntion fuse and the radio fuse the draw fades away slowly. I know the igintion switch causes problems in these GM's but can't seem to find a problem with t...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L radio VIN: 1GCEK19T53
This pickup has a bose 6 disc cd changer with amp, and is not getting any sound out of the speakers The chimes/warning noise when headlights are on-low fuel-etc does not make any noise either. I checked the amp for power and ground--both were good, plugged in ...
1996 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L loss of bcm & tcm VIN: 1C4GP64L8T
hi mitch here im working on a 1996 chrysler town & country van came in with the check engine light on codes p1695 no ccd message from bcm & p1698 no ccd message from tcm ran test found no problems returned van to customer a few days later the light was on aga... Trouble codes: P1695 (no ccd message from body control module bcm), P1698 (no ccd message from transmission control module tcm)
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP54R4T
we installed a new cam and crank sensor in this van last august. problem seemed to go away but came back. customer went to dealer and they again replaced both sensors. vehicle then came back and we checked it over complety. the problem only happens occassionly... Trouble codes: P1391, P0123, P0340
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R3Y
Car came in with p0442 and p0455, both for evap leaks stored so far only p0442 has come back. Gas cap is tight and appears ok. No other obvious signs of leakage. Checked fix database and found certain lines to be a common problem inspected and smoked lines and... Trouble codes: P0442 (evap system small leak), P0455 (evap system large leak)
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start VIN: 3B7KC23C22
hi guy's, got this cummins that busted the fuel hose from the fuel pump housing to the inj pump. we replaced the line and tryed to start the truck repeativly we then pumped air into the tank , opened the injector lines and tryed to bleed the system , the truck...
2005 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1D7HE42N05
I have got this dakota that I have no direction to go on. It has got a rough idle with or without the air on and more pronounced in nuetral or park. Also seems to have same condition going down the road in a cruise state on the interstate. No codes present in ...
1967 Ford mustang 289CID timing advance VIN: 7R03C20875
Has anyone seen specifications for timing advance so I am able to adjust this universal distributor vacuum advance? Ford no longer makes this unit which would have come calibrated to the distributor.
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Master Cylinder VIN: 2FTHF36K1R
Came back in with no brakes,(only 4000 miles) did four wheel brake inspection, rear brakes were metal to metal and fronts were still at 50%. Overhauled rear brake cylinders and replaced rear brake shoes. Front wheel bearings are tight,replaced both front calip...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L tcc VIN: 2FMDA5148T
Hey ford transmission techs, I have this windstar that the customer brought in this morning. He and his father in law put in a used steering column this last weekend. Everything worked dandy when first got job done. Drove vehicle to town(2 miles) came to sto...
1996 Ford Taurus G 3.0L radio VIN: 1FALP51U2T
i know we must be missing this tree because of the forest, am looking for a chainsaw, when checking circuits at ignition switch, my shop forman said he found that when problem was present, he could aply a test light, diode type, to a ground circuit and that th...
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 ...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15V9X
Hey guys! I have this 1999 Ford Ranger XLT Super Cab that I installed a Jasper remanufactured 3.0L engine in. The original engine evidently had the oil pump seize up and wreck the engine. The Synchronizer (oil pump drive / cam sensor housing assembly) was re... Trouble codes: 1309 (Misfire Monitor Disabled)
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L timming belt VIN: 3FAKP113XX
the timming belt keeps getting chewed up on the out side edge. the car came in with a couple of teeth gone on the timming belt the frist time i put on a gates timming belt set it comes with a belt, tensionor and two idler pullyes I put it all on it came back t...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L engine VIN: 1FMPU18L9X
OK, Another problem child. This expedition was brough to us with a slight tapping noise. A very quick (too quick) inspection by my technician found noisy fuel injectors. The job was bid, injectors pulled, serviced, and reinstalled with no change. A slightly mo...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTRX18L2Y
Hi guys.i need some help from all you ford guys and machine shop guys,we had this truck in for a rough running-mis-fire on hot restart.we suspected a head gasket type problem & sure enough when we did the sniff test of the cooling system we found the fliud col...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L abs pump VIN: 1FMPU16L5Y
CUSTOMER CAME IN WITH THE ABS PUMP RUNNING CONSTANT,EVEN WITH KEY OFF. Scan codes and "PUMP MOTOR OPEN"code comes up.Well, pump motor is not "open" because the pump works and there is not a lot of info on this problem.Repair manual basically says to replace th...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Door Locks, Radio, Interior Light, Electric Window VIN: 1FTNW21LX2
Got a ghost truck here. After shutting off vehicle, radio still plays, windows roll up and down even after 30 minutes, and electric door locks and interior light are inop as well as keyless entry. Pulling codes only gave me the error for the key in ignition du...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L calipers VIN: 1FMZU63E72
Vehicle came in for a brake job. It has 4 wheel disc pads. The complaint was squeaks a lot.I replace the pads with Bendix, machine the rotors, they were not that bad.After finishing the front I pumped the pedal to move the vehicle to do the back. The pedal nev...
1997 GMC Savana 1500 5.7L 3-4 shift VIN: 1GDFG15R5V
Vehicle shifts fine until 4th. Complete slippage. If manually shift it is better. Leave out of overdrive and no slippage. Any help would be appreciated
1989 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Stall, Idles too fast VIN: 1HGCA5639K
Hi Techs,this accord stalls occasionaly when cold and idles about 1600-1800 RPM and I am not finding any vacuum leaks and the Carb. base looks ok. From first starting cold and even when it warms up it continues to idle too fast. Runs great going down the road....
1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L doors powered VIN: 2HKRL1865X
Power sliding doors when closing will not get that little exta power at the end of traveling shut to close latches. probably a problem with contact switch assy but I have heard of some update maybe through aldata to correct the problem. any tips would be aprec...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1J4GZ58S3T
Major tune-up done, decarbonized engine twice, and added techron, and clean injectors with 3 m cleaner. This vehicle runs perfect on road under any conditon with the exception of climing a steep mountain under load. It will start to missfire immediately, check... Trouble codes: P0300 (random missfire), P0301 (missfire number 1), P0302 (missfire number 2)
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited 5.9L Surge VIN: 1J4GZ88ZGW
This is my personal vehicle, and it is doing something that has left me grasping at straws here. When driving the vehicle on the freeway with the cruise control ON, and set for between 55 and 65 mph the engine rpm will start to fluctuate resulting in a noticab...
1995 Land Rover Range Rover County Classic 3.9L srs VIN: SALPV1241S
Greetings All, This Rangerover has srs warning light on with 3 dead faults as read by Autologic. 1.Drivers airbag measures open circuit. 2.Airbag control unit has detected an internal fault. 3.Airbag control unit has detected an internal memory fault. My ...
1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Radio VIN: ILNLM82W7T
Client's concern is that with the headlights on, the radio searches for stations. Example; If radio is set at 89.3 it will run through 89.1 to 90.9. I have tested the charging system with headlights on it is putting out 14.1 volts, when loaded down to 12.6 vol...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Engine VIN: 1LNHM87A3Y
Hello everyone, Customer complained about Check engine light on, codes were P1299 & P1285 both indicate overheat or overtemp. This problem has never occured for us in the shop or on test drives. The cooling fan has worked all of the time and engine temp never ...
2001 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Steering hard VIN: 1LNHM97V41
Car was diff. shop cust complained about hard steering, tested vap steering no codes/belt and pump new. car has had new rack-n-pinnion and lines. i tried V.A.P.S vavle and no help.
1991 Mazda B2600 2.6L No Start, Stall VIN: JM2UF314XM
this mazda truck intermittently wont start or will stall. every time i check it has fuel pressure, noid and spark but when it wont start it seems to flood,and sometimes after removal and clean plugs it will start. had to do this three times once to keep it run...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E4X
Hi to all, I hope mercedes guys can help us on this one. Customer had po171 six months ago. replaced MAF and made sure it had a good air filter. cleared code, ran fine for six months and set a po442. Customer states that when the MAF problem occured he was get... Trouble codes: P0442
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L Suspension VIN: WDBNG75J3Y
to all you great techs and soon to be great techs, we have this s500 in and it's sitting on the ground with 20inch wheels against the wheel wells. we are looking for a 150amp fuse, mitchell claims to be under hood in fuse box. (seems like a misprint, 150amp?)...
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
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L roof VIN: WDBSK75F03
1970 Mercury cougar 428CID engine VIN: OF94Q50119
HI Need some suggestions and feed back on the following problem. This car has fresh engine with comp cam 268h which is close to factory cj cam. customer could not get to run correct so brought to me to check out. Has low idle vac around 12 in. acts like air le...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DRO9X81
Customer complaint is the vehicle will not accelerate and cel on. I have not had this problem act up but the code for the swirl control solenoid has returned three times. The solenoid and servo are functioning properly. I have found nothing in the archives on ... Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat effeiciency low B1), P0160 (No O2 Activity B2 S2), P1130 (Swirl control solinoid)
1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G3WH14W8K
car will not take gas,tried everything but computer. starts up runns rough at first idles but when u press the gas it dies, tried opening throttle plate but had to put it to zero to keep it running, it will run all day even in drive or reverse, just will not t...
2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.2L Stall VIN: 1GHDT13SX2
Customer states that after truck sits overnight he can travel approximatly 1/8 of a mile and then when pressing on accelerater pedal nothing happens like the fuel has shut off then the engine dies. He stated that it will restart right away and runs fine after ...
2002 Other European Pure .6L Central locking VIN: EUROPEANSP
The central locking on this little Smart car will not behave. If I activate the system with the key the indicator lamps flash and the rear hatch/fuel release can be heard to operate,the driver and passenger doors remain inoperative. if the car is left for a fe...
1996 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L Pump Module Seal VIN: 1P3EJ46C5T
Hello, I have a breeze that is a used car we sold two months ago in for the second time for fuel leakage at the pump module seal. Customer complaint is fuel leakage right after refuling. Within 5 seconds of the pump kicking off, fuel pours out of the top of ...
2002 Saturn Vue 2.2L hydraulics VIN: IS6HG5543E
are clutch master cyls a problem on these critters? low to no fluid volume from master cyl line at slave connection( before quick connect) thanx ken
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Starting VIN: 3VWA81H6TM
Start will not engage when turn the key to the start position; Need help on the clutch switch first, all data shows one but I can't seem to find it on this car? This car has cruise and there is a 2 wire switch with a vacuum hose attatched to the clutch pedal b...
2002 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L starter VIN: WV2MB47043
Vehical came in on a tow truck, First time here. Tested for codes, have codes for engine: "P1626 Data-bus Powertrain missing message from Transmission Controler", "P1650 Data-bus Powertrain missing from Insterument panel ECU", "P1649 Data-bus Powertrain missin...

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1999 Audi A6 2.8L srs VIN: WAUDA24B2X
Thank you iatn members that have replied. Everyone was right on the the problem. I measured the resistance at the passenger right front air bag, it reads approximately 4ohm. I substituted a 2ohm resistor, clear code-no more SRS light. Reccommended customer rep...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ8324W
Sorry, the minus sign was actually a dash (won't use it in the future). We tried the smoke machine, no leaks. We scoped the O2 sensors, OK, were not reading lean. On advice from Ian of NC, Howard of NJ, and Marco of CA, I reset the adaptation with my handy dan... Trouble codes: P0173 (Fuel Trim Bank 2).
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Electronic VIN: WBADM6344Y
Hello Guys, Thank you for the responses on the BMW transmission trouble shooting. Special thanks to the Mr. Dana [...] his input is most appreciated. The Bimmer got new transmission and all is good, it had many metal parts inside the pan. The code is no longe...
1995 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 4.3L a/c compressor VIN: 1G1BL52WXS
Well the customer didnt want to go to much further with this,after looking at the calibration in the computer it didnt match up with year and model.The car was in a wreck and alot parts were replaced, I think the computer was replaced when the car was put back...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JF52T6T
Thanks people for all the sugg.After run on 5-gas and power balance test 3 of 4 inj.border line were cleaned previous but didn't help,tore it down and installed 4 new inj. problem solved,thanks for help. darren at advantage auto. Trouble codes: P0300.
1996 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCGK24ROT
It turned out to be the fuel pump connector, it looked okay but we replaced it any way and the customer has had no trouble since, thankyou every one that responded
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Loss of Coolant VIN: 1GNDT13W11
Everyone responded with the same fix, the intake was the problem. Replaced intake gasket and no more leak, Thanks to all that responded.
2002 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L abs module
sorry for a no fix , but after a while of driving the light went off and now comes on occasionally as it did before.I checked out all the ideas that were forwarded and came to the conclusion the module is bad . customer doesn't want to spend that much yet. tha...
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1GNDS13S74
Hello I have checked all the things that you told me to check and the timing chain was correct and the gears too, I have installed all the things again and took to the dealer, I think it was a electrical problem. Trouble codes: P0016 (Crankshaft Position - Camshaft Position Correlation - Bank 1 Sensor A), P0300 (Random misfire detected), P0301 (Misfire on cyl 1).
2004 Chrysler Town & Country 3.3L Misfire VIN: 1C4GP45R74
Thanks to all who replyed.The fix is simple ,new spark plug is defective .Replace plug. Trouble codes: P0301.
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Surge VIN: 3B7HF13Z0V
Well guys I'm going to close this one. The customer has not been back. One of the replies suggested a re-flash, but Dodge says it cannot re-flash a '98 truck. I tested the intake several times and ways and found no leak at this time. The customer is a regular,...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Unknown VIN: 1B4GP44G1W
Thanks for the replys people but the customer is going to live with the problem for now and not spend any money(we all hear that one alot lately) , thanks again.
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Hard Starting VIN: 1B7KF2360X
I'd like to thank those who took time to put forth advice and suggestions regarding this vehicle. We decided to attack what we knew for sure was wrong with this Cummins Turbo Diesel and replace the faulty Oil Pressure Sensor in order to cure the erroneous oil ... Trouble codes: P0523 (Oil Pressure Sensor Voltage Too High).
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan EX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B8GP74L12
some of the responses suggested to check the vent valve which check out ok.also checked LDP for leaks and none were found.I can manually turn vacuum solenoid on and off,it seems to be working ok. Costumer decided to take van to dealership,because it was still ... Trouble codes: P0442 (Evap control small leak detected), P0455 (Evap leak monitor large leak detected.).
1986 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L won't take fuel/ VIN: 1FTCF15N6G
Thanks for all the input, sure enough I went in this morning and pulled the exaust off the engine pipes even though someone all ready said they did it, and she fired to life, cats were so clog that pieces were falling out as soon as it started. Lesson here I g...
1987 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU15N9H
Thanks to everyone who offered their advice and expertise. The hardest part was to find the controller box. Some had suggeted the box was next to the headlight switch. There was a box, about the right size and color, but was hard wired into the harness..hmmmm.... Trouble codes: 33 (evp-below voltage limit).
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L No Start, EXTENDED CRANK VIN: 1FMFU18L3V
sorry guys. customer picked up and will return but has not yet. thank you for the information. this is a great service and very usefull. job very well done. keep it up iatn members this is how it should be done. i will continue to update as soon as i can get t...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMDU32E3V
Thanks to all the respones from those helpful guys, especially Donald, as he mentioned we found out that the valves on the old engine were already bent, so we tooke his recommendation by installing a reman engine. I greatly appreciate all the guys for that hel...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L air intake VIN: 1FMZU32X5X
The IAC motor was the problem. It must be a common problem.I received about 20 replies with the same answer.The baffle in the IAC goes bad and makes the howling sound. Thanks for all the help.
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L Driver's Window VIN: 1FAFP4448Y
First, let me say, 'Thanks' to all who responded. When we first looked at this vehicle, we found that the roller which was coming off was attached to the glass and could not be purchased separately. Additionally, the dealer really did not want to sell us the g...
1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L AC System VIN: JHMCD5633V
Hello Fellow Tech's, Sorry it has taken so long to get back to this cry for help. Just moved into a new shop and it has taken far to much of my time as of late. The problem with this AC system was a faulty Evap Temp Sensor. Eric from Tennesse and Chris from No...
2000 Honda Accord LX 3.0L compressor VIN: 1HGCG1649Y
I did check all my powers and grounds going to the control head and all wre ok so I procedded to change the climate control head and all is well.
1993 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Hesitation VIN: 2HGEJ6627T
We replace all rusted fuel lines from tank to engine. wahlah!!! fixed! Thanks for all the help
1983 Jeep CJ5 4.2L Pedal VIN: 1JCCM85A1D
This one is fixed. Double checked everything. Borrowed a pressure bleeder, but it was no help. Third master cylinder fixed this one. Thanks for the replies.
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L heater/ac controls VIN: 1J4GW68N0X
i recieved 10 replies, and most said the blend doors and recirc. door. i removed the dash and the recirc. door was broken. the cust. also went with the updated blend doors. thanks for all the help!!
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L blower motor VIN: SALJY1244W
Well thank to all that replied. After many hours of pulling my hair out Aidan sent me an e-mail that told me how the system worked which is what I was looking for it turned out that the ignition load relay powers up the front and rear blower motor relays. The ...
1995 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L weak/no brakes VIN: JM1BA1413S
Hi all, I checked the front calipers and replaced with new ones. used pressure bleeder and assistant to pump pedal and bleed again. Clamped off front lines and got a good hard pedal. master cylinder is good. Pedal still goes to the floor. I will clamp and is...
1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22C9X
thanks for everyones help. finally solved the problem. multiple issues with vehicle. found hair line crack on exhaust cam gear. replaced gear and still same trouble code, but hz. reading went back to 5 hz. at idle instead of 20 hz. found defective ecm. exchang... Trouble codes: P0340.
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400SEL 4.2L Steering VIN: WDBGA43E0P
It seems that the SPS system is a pulse modulated signal and is controled via a PML module in the module box on this car it is on the right side rear of engine compartment. It seems some of the Cal. cars are under the back seat. The sensor in the steering gear...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Stall VIN: WDBHA22E7R
the problem was in the harness. being that I changed the idle air actuattor I still had the old one around so I cut the harness off and striped back the wires so I can use it to check the circuit for the acuttuator. sure enough found no continuity from pin #6 ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA43E3S
turns out the electronic throttle body wiring was the issue. customer did not fix. traded car. Trouble codes: 6 (dm module idle speed control incorrect fault from ea/cc/isc), 30 (abs/ets/asr/esp module can no data from ea/cc/isc n4/1), 20 (ea/cc/isc module efp n4/1 control unit), 170 (ea/cc/isc module idle speed recognition signal from lh/hfm/n3/1 open circuit), 224 (ea/cc/isc module idle speed contact switch s29/3).
1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBJF20F4T
Thanks to everyone who responded with help, and I think everyone came up with the same fix - those nasty hoses!. We did replace all the fuel hoses. Also replaced the remaining glow plugs and controller. So far, so good! Thanks to all, you guys are the greate...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L control panel VIN: WDBGA70E7V
Thank you to all that took the time to respond to my help request The fix for this problem ended up being the temp sensor in the evap box. Should have changed this as well when the evaporator was replaced. certainly will in the future. Thank you all particular...
1992 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Starting VIN: 2MECM74W9N
Well Thanks again to all especially Andrew and Vernon. They where right the DPFE sensor was shorting when hot and taking the 5 volt reference to groung. New DPFE and the problem seems to be resolved. Thank you again to all who replied.
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L system pressure VIN: JA4MT31H9Y
Thanks for all the replies. The expansion valve was stuck closed. I replaced the valve, put the old compressor back in and recharged the system. Now all is well. My error in judgement was explained in one reply. I was assuming a partially plugged system, not...
1992 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1HJ01F1N
I dont really know what was wrong with the car. The car started right up the next morning. Thanks to everyone that took the time to reply. Thanks again...Shawn Trouble codes: 55 (no problems).
1988 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G3HN51C81
Tried used injector rail and it now runs perfect.From the replies i got, some of you said that 1 bad injector can kill the engine suddenly by shorting or cancelling the rest out. Thanks to all that replied. MIKE.
2000 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L Steering VIN: 1P3EJ46X9Y
Thanks for all the good suggestions. A common suggestion was a bind in the steering column, but when disconnected from the rack, it would turn freely. Even though the P/S pressure hose seemed to flowed free, we eventually tested it against a new hose. Here is ...
1998 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4G2JB32T1W
thanks for all the help- found timing chain tensioner bad causing valve timing to jump around- after changing gears, chain, guides and tensionor- fuel trim came down to -14 LT- did fuel system clean trim came down to -4 LT car runs great again- customer at fir... Trouble codes: P0172, P1133 (O2 counbt B1 Sensor 1 to few).
2000 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2JB1245Y
The communication problem was the lighter was shorted and was always blowing fuses. replaced the lighter. got a crankshaft sensor code, pulled the sensor and checked it against a new one, but the values were the same. cleared the code drove it and it was still...
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