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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L tailshaft VIN: WAUBA24B1X
Hello iATN ! We have an Audi that is eating our lunch. We replaced a tailshaft seal on this Audi and within a few weeks it failed. We decided to sublet the repair to a transmission repair facility and we have another failure. We can see almost zero lash in th...
1994 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: WBABJ5326R
This car has a dramatic surge at idle. It goes from 500 to 1800rpm. It easily stalls when it gets low but off idle it runs great. The customer bought the car in March and the idle slowly deteriorated from there. It had the new vanos before he bought it. The en... Trouble codes: 101 (Air mass)
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACD4320W
We replaced the shut off valve in the trunk and car comes back with the same code. Also these cat codes keep coming back on although we replaced cats last month.Is there some type of relation? We looked at computer for updates it was already updated. Need some... Trouble codes: 253 (Shut off valve activated-charcoal filter jammed shut), 234 (Cat overall efficiency 4-6), 233 (Cat overall efficiency 1-3)
1993 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L abs electronics VIN: 1G4HP53L9P
Please help me here!!! This Buick came in with ABS light on, code 45 stored (power interruption fault). Checked TSB's and found one that had an updated test procedure. So I printed the old and the new test procedures and went to work. On the new test I got to ...
1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G6CD13B7P
ok first let me say thanks all this car fails loaded mode smog test nox limit is 687 has 1228 15 mph, vacuum signal is good at 15in pluged, but only 2 in when conecet to valve, if i restrict the exhause by 25-30 % then i get 14 in vacuum to valve and nox drops...
1994 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Hesitation VIN: 1GCGK24F1R
Long Post. We work on large amount of diesels but this one has me stuck. Vehicle regularly serviced here. Some of these may be out of order. Vehicle came in with no start condition. No codes in system at any time. Injector pump frozen up and sheared off roll p...
1994 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Hard start when hot VIN: 2G1WN54T6R
I hope you guys can help me. Car came in about a week ago customer said it was running rough, hard to start when hot and black smoke.Idid a miner tune-up,Ijection cleaning and replaced the o2 sensor(seemed to be working slow)Now it is back I have went over thi...
1996 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L fuel gauge VIN: 1GBFG15R8T
This is my sisters conversion van. We had replaced the fuel pump back in January(pump had died). Ever since we did that pump the fuel gauge couldn't be trusted. It would always read above a half a tank. She wasn't worried about that and just filled up every 20...
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEK18ROV
Thanks in advance for any help this one is driving us nuts Lite came on after engine install misfire monitors on cyls 1 and 6 indicating misfires.checked cmp retard ok @ 0 degrees.Had already replaced items listed to prevent common problems from occuring.Engin... Trouble codes: 300 (Random Misfire)
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: VINW4.34WD
Bad shake at idle seems like misfire but no misfire counts and no codes Truck accelerates great ton of power I would think balancer or torque converter out of balance but Vibration not { as } noticeable at higher rpm it seems to smoth out slightly. If it was a...
1998 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L alternator VIN: 1G1NE52MOW
Checked altrnator on car and on test bench-no out put. Have an alternator on order. Per customer, alternator replaced about two weeks ago,then batt light came on and batt ran down. Per MOD,suppose tohave batt voltage on red wire to L terminal with key on--chec...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19T7Y
truck came in with code p0157(low voltage b2s2)i verified voltage drop on all wires pertaining to affected sensor.intake gasket and pcm were replaced with no avail.also notice truck is sometimes hard to start(flooded)after sitting for a bit.voltage for o2 is a...
2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCC51445Y
hello. Ive got one here that makes one consider a careir change. This truck came in blowing white smoke and missfiring on cyl num 4 . found a blown head gasket and degraded plug wires. repaired head gasket including milling it 5k. replaced plugs and wires as w... Trouble codes: P0304
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...
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEC13Z53
truck came in with check engine light on.Scanned computer found code p0341(camshaft position performance). checked connectors and no problems were found. also checked signal from sensor to computer with lab scope. signal looked pretty normal. replaced sensor w... Trouble codes: P0341 (Camshaft position sensor performance), P0343 (Camshaft position sensor circuit high voltage)
2004 Chevrolet Colorado LS 3.5L Lighting VIN: 1GCDT19604
guys i have a 04 colordo a body shop brought to me with the hazards blinking all the time. the body shop said he replaced the hazard switch with no change. i disconnected the hazard switch no dif i removed the wire from the bcm no dif. then i hooked the test l...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2C4GP54391
Please help This van came to us from another shop It belongs to an used car lot so I do not know the history. It has a slight rough idle, will stumble slightly when started, a slight cutout feeling under hard acceleration and once in a while (several times a ...
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3C4FY48B32
This vehicle begins to run rough & idles low - (400 rpm) approx 15 seconds after a cold start. It never stalls and within 5 seconds it will idle back up to normal. No codes, all data parameters seem normal. The IAC & desired rpm increase well ahead of actual i...
1988 Dodge Ramcharger 5.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 3B4HW12Y8J
Gotta love these intermittants! This vehicle has shown up three times now and I drive it around hoping for it to stall. While running, all sensors(the few there are on this beast)check out in specs. But when it stalls and will not restart, I have about 30 seco...
1991 Dodge Ramcharger 5.2L speedometer VIN: 3B4GE17Y2M
I have been unable to repair this speedometer. I have replaced the speed sensor on the transmission. I was told that this sensor produces an AC voltage. I put a used one on the first time and bought two new ones from the dealer and another parts house. Checkin...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2B4GP443XW
I have a PCM that appears to be going through a reset. It will clear the PCM memory if I store a code, road test it until the stall occurs then restart. The code will then be gone and the counter for ignition cycles resets. The problem with the vehicle is that...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.8L oil pressure VIN: 1B4GP54L0X
The van was brought in with a ghost light appears only sometimes. We test drove it for 15min after warm no light various terrain hills, highway, and traffic. No light so we then let it cool and checked the pressure the pressure was about 40lbs. We had Dodges t...
2000 Dodge Dakota 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1B7GL22N5Y
hey all. this little pickup hunts idle inter. iac motor is working good. good map sensor reading. vacum at idle is about 18. it only messed up on me once for about 2 minutes. time i got scanner on it, it straightened out. could it be a vacum leak at the plasti...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L Positraction unit VIN: 1B7HF16Y41
Broken parts visible in carrier unit {positraction unit}. We plan on replacing carrier and all bearings. The ring gear has a toothed gear to the left side of the main gear. The smaller toothed gear has significant wear on the left side. What does that gear do ...
2004 Dodge Viper 8.3L Mechanical VIN: 2A9HS28YX5
have a shop and we install lpg kit on several car but we have fit it on the Doge SRT 10 ram from 2004 .We have problems white to cars the valve guides on the induction valve valve have big injure and is jammed in the valve guides a think the induction valve ha...
1986 Ford F-250 XL 6.9L cruise control VIN: 2FTHF2619G
Need some ford advice on what to check next.The speedo works fine.When I switch the cruise to off the voltage at amp drops to zero only while being held down and returns to 7.8 when you let up onit, is this normal? Is there a better way to check this system th...
1993 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L od light VIN: 2FTJW35M1P
cleared codes and comp memory. light quit blinking. test drove. all good. after diving 2 milles light started blinking at stop light, truck started banging into gears on upshifts again. scan for codes with modis no codes present koeo & koer. code 43 in memory....
1995 Ford Bronco XL 5.8L tailgate window VIN: 1FMEU15H4T
The tailgate window works when using the key. However it will not work when using the switch on the dash. At the tail gate I have tested the 2 wires from that switch (P/LG and P/LB) and found voltage when using it. It appears that the switch is good. I thought...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 6.8L Harsh shifts VIN: 1FBS53156W
We had the trans. shop down the street rebuild this trans.. The van shifts too hard on all shifts. No codes, data looks O.K.. The builder put in a new solenoid pack and then it shifted too easy and had a dragging shift. Then he adjusted the E.P.C. and it was h...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L valve train VIN: 1FMZU34E0W
help!!! not quite sure what's going on here. we did a cylinder head gasket replacement, on startup, we have a continuous valve train noise. if i had to guess, i'd say the chain tensioners seem to be loose. engine was quiet before valve job, but rattles like a ...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF17261
Customer said this truck was fine on Saturday afternoon when he drove it but when he got in it Saturday night when he started it the od off light began to flash and the MIL light came on and the truck ran very poorly. When he brought it to me the MIL light was...
2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W44
I Don't have any information on 04 model or any wiring diagrams no vacuum leaks found maf sensor replaced with known good part Trouble codes: P1101
1991 GMC C2500 Sierra 7.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GTGC24N5M
i think i am missing somthing on this one. it failed for high nox so i started checking the egr valve. the valve was getting no vaccum off idle and cruise on the dyno. vaccum to the solenoid is 14 inches and out of the solenoid is 0. i can feel a small pulse o...
1993 GMC Sonoma 2.8L clutch VIN: 1GTCS19R39
Hello: This 1993 GMC Sonoma came in for a replacement clutch due to excessive wear; it was beginning to slip under load but otherwise the transmission was shifting properly. We installed a new clutch kit (Luk), clutch master cylinder & slave cylinder (Raybesto...
1996 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L headlights VIN: 1GTEK19R3T
can any one tell me the location of the drl module and the drl relay the the high beam headlights and the drl lights work but the low beam do not work with the switch in the on pos the high beam work normal the turn signal multi funtion switch has been replace...
1993 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L No Start VIN: JHMBB2255P
got a real basket case here! 93 prelude towed in for no start. after checking the obvious (spark, fuel, injector pulse, ect)found timing belt off. in the process of puting a new belt on found that dist. had seized thus causing the belt to jump. installed the b...
1997 Honda Accord EX 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCE6673V
Please help honda techs. This accourd runs well be every month or so it will set code P0725 engine speed code. It is a V6 accord and runs fine all the time. The tachometer will start to jump at times and not work at times. Thanks in advance. Trouble codes: P0725 (Engine Speed)
1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L 1-2 2-3 hard shifts VIN: 4S6CM58W4W
when vehicle is driven it intermitantly has a harsh up shift from 1-2 and 2-3rd gears
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Steering coluum VIN: SAJHF1041X
Hi there, XJ8 when door opened/closed, the steering coluum auto lifts-drops correctly, there is a racheting type noise before any movement, suspect gears stripped on mechanism-but would appreciate any info on known faults in this area, before stripping. thanks...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L timing chains VIN: SAJDA01D4Y
Hello everyone,I am in need of assistance!Im not sure about the installation of the vvt gear on the right camshaft.Should the vvt be rotated to the full clockwise position or counterclockwise before install of primary timing chain? I marked everything before r...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1J4FN28S1Y
This Jeep belongs to a rural mail carrier. It has right hand drive controls and the dash is reversed. It will sit and idle all day and the temp is never above 220 degrees. When used in stop and go as a rural mail carrier does it will get to 255. Driving back t...
2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L check engine light VIN: SALNY22222
Thanks in advance for any help.This vehicle came in with the check engine light on and the customer stating that the only problem they had was that the vehicle smelled hot when they shut it off.I cleared the codes and road tested the vehicle for over 30 miles ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Left front O2 lean), P0174 (Right rear O2 lean), P1477 (VIS power/butterfly valve motor open or short to ground), P1470 (VIS Balance valve motro always open), P1472 (VIS power/butterfly valve always closed)
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...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBFA67E2P
Some history on the vehicle, came from a used car lot. They had the vehicle at the auction and ran it out of fuel. They cranked it so long before realizing it was out of gas that they killed the battery. Low and behold they get some lot guys to jump start the ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L calipers VIN: 4JGAB54E5W
customer returned after replacing master cyl. and said smoke was coming off wheels.put vehicle on lift and front calipers were stuck.let cool down and calipers freed up.i can not duplicate problem.customer took vehicle and returned a few days later ,same probl...
1998 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L abnormally harsh up shifts 1-2 2-3 VIN: 4S6CM58W4W
when driving vehicle has an intermittant hard shift from 1-2 and 2-3.like a strong shift kit.
1996 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L windows, locks fuel pump VIN: 1G3HN52KXT
unusual vehicle..high mileage,well maintained. car came in on a hook from freeway. cust states car died while passing a truck. initially found no power @ fuel pump. but further inspection also found that the power windows were inop. the door locks will not wor...
1987 Plymouth Caravelle SE 2.5L Dies on cold start VIN: 1P3BJ46K7H
Car came in complaining of Dies after a cold start ( overnight only ),will run perfect the rest of the day. Verified the condition .No abnormal readings or codes in computer . Sounds like AIS motor is extending all the way ( gradually louder hissing from throt...
2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOAA2997Y
TIA, i have erased this one 3 times now and it comes back in 2-7 days. the code is p0446 EVAP Canister Shutoff valve (function)below limit. i followed the test procedures in alldata which state to blow air through the purge lines to check for blockage, none fo... Trouble codes: P0446
1991 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8FJ80WXM
Not sure why these codes keep coming back on every few weeks.Customer has no complaints on driveability. We cleaned injectors, throttle body, air mass meter,air fuel ratio valve. Have checked for vacuum leaks and checked TPS.Reset lights and after a week or so... Trouble codes: 25 (Air fuel ratio lean), 26 (Air fuel ratio rich), 51 (Switch condition signal)
1993 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JTEVN39W6P
The truck backfires and runs terrible at 3500-4000 rpm+, below that rpm the truck runs great, no driveability or other concerns at low rpm, will blow EGR transducer hose off at high RPM. Have tried fuel pump dampner, taking exhaust loose at crossover pipe, maf...
1996 Toyota RAV4 2.0L start then stall VIN: JT3HP10V4T
Ok I have a 96 toyota Rav 4 that is just killing me. I just replaced a engine with a jasper reman because the old engine lost a rod bearing but was still able to start and drive in the shop when we got it. I put the engine in it and now the thing will just sta...
2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L Hard Start VIN: 2T1BR12E3Y
Customer says that after filling up the car, It cranks for a long time and he has to hold the gas pedal down to get it to start. And at times there is a rotten egg smell from exhaust.And the the"check engine"light comes on. Checked for vacuum at sensors and ca... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap System), P0441 (Evap System), P0446 (Evap System)
1993 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WVWJD4317P
Hello everybody & thanks in advance for your time! This VW runs fine then with no rhyme or reason will cut out & bog down like its losing 3 or4 cylinders, then clear up all of a sudden & run great. I replaced the main relay & performed wiggle & tap tests. I ha...
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 ...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPG21J81
Car runs fine although engine sound a bit loose. Smoke checked both intake and exhaust several times for leaks: none. Can run 1 to 2 months without setting code. Trouble codes: P0420 (bank 1 catalytic effeciency)

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2001 Audi TT 1.8L battery VIN: TRUWC28NX1
I am closing this request so i can open a new with hopefully new usable information. Part of the problem was my crummy low amp probe. It seems that it would hold a reading, amps draw, when in fact the circuit had losts it draw. Since I have solved the equipmen...
2002 Audi A4 3.0L temperature gauge VIN: WAULT68EX2
we believe the instrument cluster is indeed bad, the immobilizer is in the unit and we don't believe reprogramming ability is available to anyone but the dealer, so we decided to send it away to the dealer. Thanks to all who replied!
1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4HP52L1R
Hi guys Have received 12 replies.Most advise to check ign lock cyl .Cyl and key OK. Still no start. Scanner showes theft status on when cranking and sets code p1629. But if I unplug injector harness and crank engine theft status off and no code sets.Ihave chec... Trouble codes: P1629.
1999 Buick Century Custom 3.1L door glass VIN: 2G4WS52M3X
had some very good sugestions on this car, we checked the wires in the doors and all were ok, we played with the window switch , and even replaced it. We did get the car overnight earler this week, nothing happened. We are trying to get the lady to leave her c...
1995 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GCC1445R8
I sent this PU away thinking I had done all I could. I put a fuel pressure regulator on, Nothing. New computer, crank senlor, still same, I will ask the place it was sent and write back with the fix. This isn't the first time they bailed me out of a deap probl... Trouble codes: 33 (Map- Voltage High).
1996 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.5L pressure control solenoid VIN: 1GBLP37FXT
Hello all, Thanks to everyone for the ideas.I checked over every single thing related to the tranny and only found two possible problems.The main plug at rear of tranny has a poor fit(easily pushed into tranny and a possible bad ignition switch(1 loose termina...
1991 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1C3XY66RMD
replaced o2 problem resolved thanks for the added brain power
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1C3EJ56H75
thanks to all who replied bcm was the problem however customer declined repairs as it outvalues the car
1995 Dodge Avenger 2.0L Stall, Misfire VIN: 4B3AU42Y9S
Thanks for the suggestions! After rechecking with the Genisys, and seeing no obvious problems, I went back to the basics. Compression in number 1 cylinder is 70 psi, the others around 130. Looks like this will require some engine work. After the crank sensor...
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HF16Y4T
Well this truck is finally finished. Somehow in the whole scheme of things we never really checked thye fuel pressure. How about 98 PSI at the rail. Filter/regulator on fuel module was stuck closed. Module is only 2 years old, never had one max out, they alway...
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B87HF13Z8
Thanks a lot, gentleman. the Dealer Crank Sensor immediately solved the problem. The spark advance returned to normal and closed loop occurs much faster and performance has been fully restored! All of the replies were very helpful, and I verified them all befo... Trouble codes: 1391 (Intermittent Loss of Cam or Crank Sensor signal).
1997 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Governor VIN: 1B7FL26X7V
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start VIN: 3B7KF23D3V
Hi, Thanks to all who helped.found the fuel hose at fuel tank to have some cracks in it. and seal on tank cracked also. Replaced hose and seal and retested all o.k. Thanks again for all your help.
1998 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L No Start VIN: 2B3HD56J7W
Thanks to all who replied . this is a great network of technicians. I replaced the PCM and BCM. Vehicle starts and runs fantastic. I have learned as I studied all available emails to replaced the modules together, never individually. Again thanks for all of th... Trouble codes: P1695 (No body CCD messages), P1687 (No MIC bus messages).
1996 Ford Taurus G 3.0L radio VIN: 1FALP51U2T
thank you to all who replied, all of you are correct, it was the trans, range select switch, replaced and test drove, problem did not reoccur, again thank you,
1996 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L No Start VIN: 1B6WC35C6T
The fix was exactly what 5 of the 6 replies mentioned, O rings leaking down in the injector pressure regulator under the oil resoivoir. The key was the pressure below 200 PSI on data stream when hot, which was when the the truck wouldn't start. Replacing the '...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Right Front Inner Axle VIN: 2FTDX18W9V
Hi my fellow techs. This one was not as bad as it seemed. The complete right front inner axle shaft is housed inside the tube that connects to the diff. housing. Removing this tube was all that was needed to secure the shaft into the tube housing with a new sn...
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Hesitation VIN: 1FTPE2422W
I had a couple of replies saying to check the cam sensor and synchronizer assembly, and a few more suggesting sweep testing the tps. Both of those checked out fine. After all of this, I noticed that the BARO pid didn't look quite right. After a few WOT acceler...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L blew sparkplug VIN: 1FTNW21S4X
I thank everyone for their input,the customer wants us to install a thread repair kit for that engine,and told customer no warranty on the repair.
1999 Ford F-150 5.4L compressor VIN: 1FTRE14291
I appologize for not giving more details. I checked this truck out pretty thorough when I first got it and neglected saying what the findings were. Now, I will give you the story from the start. Three years ago I added a little freon and a snort of flourescent...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15V9X
Hi guys, The fix on this truck was to adjust the cam sensor using a lab scope. Channel 1 was hooked up to the cam sensor. Channel 2 was hooked up to the crank sensor. Nick [...] was one of the helpful techs that took the time to e-mail me scope pattern... Trouble codes: 1309 (Misfire Monitor Disabled).
2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L overheat VIN: 1FTZR15XYP
Customer said put it back together based on his reg mech/techs advise from home.(He was traveling thru our area)Nine of the eleven replies said to replace with something or rebuild.Spent a lot of time checking things over, shaved and pres checked heads. Put it...
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP26365
Looks like a fix on this one. Thanks again guys. Special thanks to Matthew [...] he had sent me this link to a forum and it was a great help I removed the transmission and as Matthew had suggested I ... Trouble codes: 0320 (Erattic ignition PIP).
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L manifolds VIN: 2FAFP71W83
it was the #8 cylinder that was leaking,.thanks to all especially the part number,. they are N811313-S431 for the standard steel studs.. part # W703902-S403 for the stainless i beleive, they are copper looking color and are not magnetic, they are actually for ...
1995 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 6.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEC1952S
As far as I can tell this one is fixed. I repaired alot of other problems such as turbo solenoid innop, EGR vent innop, EGR vacuum line cracked, EGR plugged,some vacuum lines mixed up, an innop lift pump relay,an innop baro sensor, and an extremely overdue oil...
1997 GMC C2500 Sierra SL 5.7L speedometer VIN: IGTGC29R9V
Larry from Texas gets the cigar this time;his was the only reply and he was right on top of it. Broken wire inside the insulation near the speed sensor. Thanks, Larry
1997 Honda Civic HX 1.6L seems to neutral at stop VIN: 1HGEJ7224V
thanks to all replies. After tearing down the trans again with no problems we replaced the battery after having to jump start and the transmission worked just fine.
1988 Jaguar XJS C 5.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: SAJNA3842J
the repair turned out to be a new intake air temp sensor.to test I substituted a fixed resistance so the pcm thought it was 200 degrees all the time and the car runs well.later I installed a new iat sensor and the car has been ok for2 weeks.Thanks to all who h...
1990 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1J4FJ78LXL
thank you for all the replies they were helpful. the o2 sensor problem fixed ,it was a bad 02,replaced. but still has a slight misfire. even tried playing with the nonadustable timing, helped alittle, but when test drove had no power and exhaust started to glo...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Output Speed sensor VIN: 1J4GZ58S9R
Well this one is fixed, but still leaves questions. First the fix. It seems that when the trans was reassembled that the cylinder for the OD pistion was installed in the wrong clock position allowing governer pressure to dump back into the case, and also was b...
1995 Land Rover Range Rover County Classic 3.9L srs VIN: SALPV1241S
I think this one is a fix.Thanks to John from Mass.He suggested I swap a controller and informed me that Land Rover does not support test and repair on the harness,just replacement. John from Colorado said to clear faults and check for an open clocckspring.B...
1996 Lincoln Mark VIII Anniversary 4.6L whistle VIN: 1LNLM91VXT
Thanks to all who took the time to reply, we could not duplicate the problem again so customer decided to wait until it came back.. All replies suggested iac valve or vacuum leak from pcv connector. Removed and inspected vacuum lines and verified no problems t...
1993 Mazda B2200 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JM2UF1237P
Hi Everybody !! I talked with Bruce on Sunday & again last night. His truck is FIXED !! The process was to remove the ECM and inspect the circuit board. After reviewing the web site offered by Peter he found obvious problems with the printed circuit. He shippe...
2000 Mazda Millenia 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2212W
custermer has not returned yet for repairs some of replies said to replace baro sensor and solenoid. Trouble codes: 401 (egr).
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WDBA4SA3BB
Thanks you all for all the Great reply, you are all Great, I have check the idle control unit under the glove box, also check the power relay supply as per ALLDATA and some of your reply, all seem to check out fine, after a close inspection and some of you rep... Trouble codes: N0NE, F1ND.
1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L transmission VIN: WDBHA22E1R
have replace delay valve and valve on side of trans, no difference.i am stuck think computer is bad but cant afford one right now. thanks to all who replied.
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L Suspension VIN: WDBNG75J3Y
the fix for this was a new compressor and valve. the compressor was toast. I believe the valve stuck open and fried the compressor. we replaced the relay as they fail often as well. most said the struts are bullitproof. the valve and compressor are updated fro...
1998 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM6536W
Thank you so much for all the input on this car. I had several good ideas from Sherman, Jim, Angel, Timothy, Dan, George, Sean, and Danny. After going through all of the info recieved and checking this problem out closely, The Customer has opted, to Change out... Trouble codes: P1381 (Variable cam timing over advanced bank 1).
1992 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JA3XC47S7N
Well, I may not get this one fixed before he trades it off, he was planning to unload it anyway...The replies suggested some useful basics (coil issue) to often overlooked items like clogged pcv system and carbon buildup. Aside from an injector with a slight e...
1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L loose VIN: 1N4BU31F6P
There didn't appear to be any wear on the metal balls that the plastic snaps went onto. I even ordered a new rod just to make sure there wasn't a problem there. My fix was to make a metal bracket that rode next to the round metal rod that the 2 plastic balls w...
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