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1987 Acura Legend 2.5L compressor VIN: JH4KA2639H
condition has been present for a couple of years, - ecu looses ground only above 2500 rpm and after 2 minutes - no problems with engine performance, only loss of ground, has anyone seen this? system operates normally at idle and up to 2500 rpm. Thanks Dave
1998 Acura TL 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH44A364XW
This acura has had egr passages cleaned along with both O.E. o2 replaced with O.E. parts following Identifix assistance but our light continues to shine after a couple days of driving. there is no driveability - the code is PO133 for HO2s SI Slow response. We ... Trouble codes: P0133
2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Mechanical VIN: TRUWT28N91
hello, we have this audi in for head work, and i cant find the right tool for the head bolts. it is bigger than a T50, but smaller than a T55, and it has to be extra long ( at least 5"). my local audi dealer says they wont sell me the tool. any help would be a...
1977 BMW 320i 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 0005431699
This car is worth saving. It has very little rust, is all original and needs just a little more TLC to get back on the road. I recently finished the (rebuilt) engine assembly, cleaning, adjustment, testing and installation. I have replaced the following part...
1989 BMW 735iL 3.4L no upshift VIN: WBAGC4307K
hi techs i have this bmw that will not upfhift when cold you have to let engine run for about ten minutes than it will shift perfect i believe i got an internal fluid leak and as soon it warms up it seals off and way you go, any ideas. i don't have much experi...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L srs lite on VIN: WBADD6328W
Hello group, Here's a new one for me. SRS lite on, 3 faults; #3 voltage supply, #14 Battery disconnection, #24 passenger seat occupancy detector. Reset at customers request. Lite instantly back on #14 reappeared. I don't find any info on this. My tech says at ...
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L Accessories VIN: WBABM3347Y
Hey guys if have a quick question about a instrument panel cluster. Found all gauges inoperative, diagnoised fualty instrument cluster. My question is does the cluster have to be coded? I talked to the dealer and they said no. But I thought I have had to take ...
2001 Buick Century Custom 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WS52J31
vehicle came in for check engine light on and fuel gauge reading erratic . codes po 452 fuel tank pressure sensor circuit low voltage and po462 fuel level sensor circuit low voltage . vehicle has been to the dealer for same problem multiple time in the past ye... Trouble codes: P00, 452 (fuel tank pressure sensor circuit low voltage), P00, 462 (fuel level sensor circuit low voltage)
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L No Start VIN: 1G6KD54Y6V
Hello all, I have this deville in here that I just put a fuel pump in and now the vehicle won't start. The original complaint was the vehicle was hard starting after sitting for awhile. I tested fule pressure and it was dropping to 0 psi in about 1 minute. So ...
1978 Chevrolet C30 Cheyenne 7.4L starter VIN: 1GTDC14C2C
this truck is a frankenstein, it has diffrent body parts and axels and is 4+4 now to. the prolem is the starter dont engage the flywheel all the way and it wears out the bushings in the starter and it grinds badly. looks like the correct flywheel (7.4) and im ...
1985 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1FP87F3F
Hello to the group. I have an 85 Camaro with the 305 Tuned Port Injection that runs extremely rich at all speeds with moderate to heavy misfire due to the rich mixture. The MIL is flashing continously while the engine runs, (not flashing a code, just a rythmic...
1987 Chevrolet V10 Custom Deluxe 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1GCEV14K7H
Okay, I am stumped with this one, probably overlooking something simple but I have or think I have covered all of the basics. This engine will not idle normally about half of the time. I began by doing some scope tests on the ignition and running a cylinder ba... Trouble codes: 44 (Lean exhaust)
1992 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Ping VIN: 1GCEK14Z2N
Anyone out there know of an EGR valve, or maybe a PROM that will address a light throttle ping on this Chevy pickup. The trouble is that it has a free flowing exhaust with no catalitic converter, the back pressure isn't enough to open the EGR valve, so we get ...
1993 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GCEK14K9P
This rig came to me after being at another shop. It stalls at idle with the e.s.t. wire connected, will stay running above about 1200 R.P.M. and will idle with e.s.t. wire disconnected. Previous shop replaced distributor, (twice), e.c.m. and prom, (twice), ign...
1994 Chevrolet Corsica 3.1L RR speed sensor VIN: 1G1LD55M7R
Hey all, thanks in advance for any and all help. I have this Corsica here that has an ABS light coming on. We did a rear brake job on this car a month ago, and it is back with the customer complaint mentioned above. The code is 28- right rear excessive acceler...
1995 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L oil level VIN: 1GTEK19KXS
Hello techs. This vehicle is a service writers at our shop. She has had the vehicle for a long time. It has always used about 1 quart of oil in 3000 miles. On the last oil change she decided to convert it to synthetic. I have always been a big fan of synthetic...
1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Hesitation VIN: 2G1WL52M4V
Hi all , I have this Lumina which decides to bog out completely at it's leisure.I have checked fuel pressure which is within spec,when it acts up it feels as if the exhaust is plugged.I changed the catalytic converter and it seems to be acting up less often bu...
1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Cam sensor circuit VIN: 1GNDM19W3V
Hi All, I got this electrical is driving me up the wall! Replaced an alternator for customer,the following few days customer complianted that the Check Engine light is on. Pull a code and found cam sensor circuit malfunction. Fuse for the cam sensor is keep...
1999 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GCGK23R0X
The truck has an intermittent misfire sometimes when it comes off idle. The Snap-On scanner shows misfire data on the left bank only(Cyls 1,3,5&7). We ran some injector cleaner through the system and the misfire is still there. The problem is that when ever we...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L trasfercase VIN: 3GNFK16RXX
HI MEMBERS I have a 99 suburban 4x4 that refuses to go out of 4wd has code co323 trasfercase lock circuit, low vehicle wont go into 2wd or 4lo just 4 hi and autotrac, front axle actuater will disengage when 2hi button is pressed and will lock back in when vehi...
2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L harsh shifting VIN: 1GNDU03E1Y
I have A Problem with my fathers Chevy Venture. It experiences intermittent harsh shifting. If the trans shifts harshly when the car is started, it will continue to shift harshly until the car is turned off for several minutes. On restart, it will shift proper...
2002 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L instrument cluster VIN: 1GCDT13W42
vechicle come in for battery light on ,alt. gauge shows charging test alt ok check voltage and grounds to cluster check engine light on found multiple codes at first cleared codes and code u1255 and u1301 come up again fuel gauge,low fuel light on check engine...
1999 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L Cuts out VIN: 2C3HD46R1X
Car quits intermittantly (stalls, cranks and will not restart). Tried next morning, started perfect. Car runs great otherwise. No other symptoms. Has happened 5 times since last August but first time we have looked at car (dealer before). Cleared codes, dro... Trouble codes: P1489 (high speed fan circuit), P1495 (low speed fan circuit), P1282 (fuel pump relay control circuit), P1388 (asd relay control circuit)
1986 Dodge Ram 50 Custom 2.0L Previously cobbled VIN: JB7FP24D3G
Hello, I have an 86 D50 that has rolled into my bay. I need some help identifying this engine. I strongly suspect that this is not the original (or correct) engine for this vehicle, and I need to know what I am working with in order to proceed. The customer...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L enginewon't shut off VIN: 1B4GP44R4W
Hi guys! I got this Van that came to the shop even with the ignition is off and key is out the engine still would run. Even the power is off from the ignition the engine runs good, no stalling or what so ever. The scan test shows the Auto shut down relay is on...
1993 Ford Taurus SHO 3.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FALP54P3P
hello all for techs, help!!!, this car came to us for minor work and a state inspection. in mass. they dyno the cars. no check enngine light and no complaints of poor running. first test had hc at 3.44(max is 1.20) and co at 131.66 (max is 20.00). car has a ch... Trouble codes: 551 (iac ckt fault error), 172 (ego not switching), 411 (rpm out of spec)
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMDU34X5R
this explorer die at idle when you let of the gas. it also has a very low idle. thanks for any help Trouble codes: 411 (sec. air injection incorrect upstream flow dectected), 412 (fuel inj control modual performance), 611
1996 Ford Aerostar XLT 4.0L engine VIN: 1FMDA31XXT
hope somebody can help me with this one. van came in the shop with a intermitent chirping noise on the front end of engine, we remove serpentine belt and the noise is still there, the chirping noise is intermitent but when it does it is really hard to spot it,...
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L oil usage VIN: 1FAFP52UYX
This car originally ran hot and engine failed. We sold a Jasper replacement. That engine within a couple of months used oil and smoked- Leakdown and compression test were acceptable- Jasper sent another engine under warranty- this engine did same thing - using...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L wipers VIN: 2FMZA5143X
we have trouble codes ,1446 wiper park senser ckt failure also 1448 wiper park ckt short to ground.mitchell is unclear on testing .the problem is we have high speed only no int,or low or park.we can jump the motor and find high speed only.has any one had this ...
2000 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Heater Core VIN: 2FAFP71W2Y
We have a fleet of Ford vehicles (Crown Victoria's. One vehicle in particular is giving us fits. This one has had 3 heater cores installed. The first one came on mileage 97,462 , the second one on mileage 108,945, the third one on mileage 115,767. The current ...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTYR10CXP
Greetings! This Ranger has been in the shop before with a fuel problem in which a new fuel pressure regulator cured. Now the customer stopped by to inform me that the truck started acting up again. He unplugged the O2 sensor and it smoothed out so he replaced...
2002 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L hydraulic pump motor VIN: 2FMZA524X2
Replaced hydraulic pump motor 2 wks ago. Vehicle was setting code C1096. After replacing unit it worked fine. Went through several ABS stops and made the trac control work. Now 2 wks latter the ABS light is back on and will reset code C1096 hydraulic pump moto...
1994 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L drive VIN: 1GKDT13W5R
this truck came in with an intermitant slip, it will be driving and shifting excelent, then after it gets hot, it will go into neutral, usually after i slow down then accelerate again, if i cycle the ignition key it will go in gear again. at first i thought it...
1989 Honda Prelude 2.0 S 2.0L No Start VIN: JHMBA4242K
HI Y'ALL ! Another Honda wont crank usually when hot (hot soak). There were codes for tdc/crank sensor(8) and cyl sensor (9). When it dont start we loose spark and injector pulse. The alldata flow chart leads me to replace the eECM with (known good) unit and r... Trouble codes: 8 (tdc/crank sensor inside dist), 9 (cyl sensor next to dist)
2001 Hyundai XG300 3.0L injector shorted closed VIN: KMHFU45D71
Has any one ever heard of this happening on this type of car? What caused it? Help Hyundai Tecks Please.
1997 Infiniti I30 3.0L Misfire VIN: JNKCA21D9V
engine miss cylinder #4 Trouble codes: 1320 (missfire)
1996 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L no charge VIN: 4S2CM58V7T
Hello fellow technicians. I have this rodeo here that came in for alt not charging. Apparently they had it in a shop a couple of days ago and they tried 3 different alternators and finally said it was fixed. They brought it in here for the same problem. What I...
1995 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L timing VIN: 1J4FJ68SXS
runs like it is retarded turns exhaust red hot droped converter no difference no codes fuel pressure ok timing not adjustable no timing marks to check
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, no power VIN: 1J4GZ58S2W
Good evening I have a 1998 grand cherokke that in working very poorly most of the time.It allways starts very good fuel pressure is steady 45 psi a idle and under cruise as well as when it becomes a bucking mule.It is in pretty good repair for miles on it.It h...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW58N9Y
Got this in the shop today with these codes, motor surges at idle, Visual inspected wiring looked up in mitchel 1 for TSBs and there where none. Was wondering if someone have had a similar problem, any help would be apreciated. thank you Trouble codes: P0208 (injector control circuit 8), P0204 (injector control circuit 4), P0201 (injector control circuit 1), P0207 (injector control circuit 7)
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L alternator VIN: SALJY1241V
hey all. this vehicle will not charge. charge ind. comes on with key on and then goes out. bat voltage on bat terminal on alt. bat voltage on d+ term. and a 6 volt pulse on the w term. start vehicle alt charges about 13.6 volt for about a minute or less, turn ...
1992 Mazda MX-3 1.6L No Start VIN: JM1EC433XN
we replaced the heater core. unplugged the battery during the course of the repair. basically the whole dash had to be removed to replace the heater core. the ecm was never unplugged. the only items unplugged from electrical during the course of repair were th...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JGAB54E2X
Thanks for the help .I have a no start with good injector pulse.The crank sensor test good.But I have a very weak spark.Low amped the coil feed on lab scope found 2 amp draw with a unclean turn off point.Ohm out primary side of coils.All checked good.Did volt ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L compressor not pumping VIN: WDBRF61J12
hello fellow techs, this c280 came in with a ac inop complaint. looking at it I noticed it has one of those newer style variable displ. with no mech. clutch. the compressor turns all the time , but even when its switch to max ac there's no pumping (low side li...
1989 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2MEBM74F5K
The problem with this vehical, is when warm, it cuts out and almost dies when comes off hard accell then back on throttle.
1991 Mercury Cougar LS 3.8L No Start VIN: 1MEP46043M
Okay, here we go. The previous owner of the Cougar helped jump-start another car and criss-crossed the jumper cables. The vehicle has not started since. I am getting spark (albeit weak) and there is plenty of fuel, but still no start. I have quadruple-checked ...
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2MELM75W7S
Hey guys, had a customer pop in today with a strange problem. He tells me his Marquis has developed a bad miss or it cuts out while cruising. This only happens when he fills the tank and once it has dropped down to about 2/3 full it stops giving trouble, until...
2000 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1M2XV14TXY
any common faults for these vans? wiring diagram shows that there is no computer control of downstream o2 heater,that it gets its power from the same fuse as the upstream,but unlike the upstream that the pcm grounds to turn on , the downstream is just wired to... Trouble codes: P0141, P0325
1992 Mitsubishi Expo SP 2.4L Stall VIN: JA3CY59W2N
I replaced the mpfi relay due to the fact that the relay ppears to have all the power and grounds the black and blue wireloses power b+ and car shuts off seconds after fp shuts off I have narrowed it down to the mpfi controller but this part is about $800 our ...
1998 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4DL01DXW
Hi everyone, this vehicle has had an engine replacement (old engine blew) installed by another shop who then could not get the vehicle to start. We found 4 codes in the diagnostics but we felt most were from original engine. Cleared the codes and only ingition... Trouble codes: P0340, P1320 (Ignition Signal), P0105 (AP Sensor), P1105 (MAP Sensor)
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3N1CB51D51
DTC P0420, failed state emission test. This one has a bad catalyst indicated by excessive cycling of the O2 sensor B1S2. But the question I have is why isn't the MIL on? Both Modis scan tool and state machine indicate it is commanded on, but the bulb is not li... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst efficiency low Bank 1)
2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR0PY11
Mil on after convertor replacement. Code p0138 was set as a pending code. The generic OBD II scan tool stated the sensor voltage was high. Mithell on demand code description states sensor voltage too low. Sensor voltage is low it switches between 0 and 150 mv ... Trouble codes: P0138
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L ets & abs VIN: 1G2NE52M2T
hi fellow techs,thanks in advance for any help.vehicle came in to my shop with complaint of traction control light on,abs light on,and ets light on. this is a intermittent symptom with no abs or traction control activated during test on dry roads.while in shop...
2001 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L all VIN: 3G7DA03E61
After the head gasket was finally done, got coolant and oil in and vehicle started to overheat. Looked over closer and found the heater core was plugged with sealer, backflushed the heater core. Let the customer take vehicle because it wasn't overheating anymo...
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF58K12
vehicle came in for check engine light on retrieved code p1231 no information on this code in alldata,iatn or identifix reset code road test code p1251 set no explanation for this code . performed a fuel system cleaner because of the rough idle and longer cran... Trouble codes: P1231 (no desciption found), P1251, P1260
1992 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Misfire VIN: 4S3BJ6335N
Vehicle came in with very noticeable engine misfire. Checked and found all 4 injectors firing fine. Found #3 & #4 cylinders not firing from coil pack. Tried a known good coil pack and still does same thing. I am not a Subaru guy, so I am looking for some hel...
1997 Suzuki Sidekick JX Sport 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3TD21V1V
This car was brought in for a mil light on and wont run over 30 mph, After checking codes we found the po102 code stored, cleared codes and drove car and the light came back on, but we did notice that there is a patteren to the problem . And we found that if y... Trouble codes: P0102
2001 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L No Start VIN: 5TEGN92N51
truck was in once before for intermittent no start. now its back and won't start at all. appear to have decent signal from cam sensor, has no injector pulse. it does have spark. Have snap on 2500 scanner but cartridges only go up to 2000 tried to get OBD II in...
2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Cooling Systems VIN: JTDBE30K30
engine coolant water leak between cylinder head and cylinder block.we have disassemblyed the 2az-fe engine,found three of the cylinder head bolts loose. we have met eight camry 2az-fe engines have the same promble.Does anyone knows why? thanks

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1988 BMW 735i 3.4L ventilation VIN: WBAGB4307J
Good morning techs everywhere.A special thank you to the 5 techs that took the time to respond.I simply wasn't thinking when I posted this request.It was indeed the mono valves in the heater control valve.I also checked the center vent control in behind the ce...
1993 BMW 740iL 4.0L Limp mode VIN: WBAGC81020
sorry for the delay- the car was a 750 IAL german car- the problem was the tech that working on car switched the two plug ins on the right bank ( no rpm signal to right computer)- rpm and cylinder identifer senors- engine was running on left bank only- switche...
1973 Cadillac Coupe DeVill 7.7L Rear Lighting VIN: 6047R3Q278
Hello everyone and thanks. Thanks to Chris from CA who faxed me a diagram. This one, as all stated was a ground issue to the rear bulbs. They ground through the sockets and when i touched a ground jumper to the metal part of the sockets, they worked fine. I ra...
1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G6CD13B7P
well first thanks those of you thet honestly tried helping, those of you that only sent mail to say you helped some one SHAME ON YOU, as i stated this car failed nox but my egr system worked correctly except that under load it would not open unless you restric...
1990 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G1EG5W85L
I would like to say thank-you to the 10 who replied, There was actually three concern's with this one.The original no inj pulse was caused by the module, Did it just happened to fail during all of this??? Or have been damaged from the real culprit... The cul... Trouble codes: 41 (serial data), 54 (fuel problem).
1991 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCCS14Z2M
almost everyone said to check the fuel pressure. I have not done that yet. I will do that but sounds like that is probably the problem. Thanks for all the help.
1991 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L Noise VIN: 2G1WN54T2M
The Lumina came back with the same noise. All lines, filters, pulsator, regulator, locking fuel cap, pumps (from multiple manufacturers) have been replaced. Identifix could not help, either. Many thanks to all who tried to help. If I ever figure out what is ki...
1994 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Hesitation VIN: 1GCGK24F1R
3 replies indicating timing and fuel. The problem ended up being the prom. The 94 truck has different pump number 5068 than 95 and up 5521. When we asked for the updated prom, we thought we recieved the right prom. It turned out we had to ask for a 95 prom wit...
1996 Chevrolet Beretta Z26 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1LW15M4T
Yes the vehicle was fixed. Most of the responses were suggested to replace the module which is what I thouhgt also. This is the first 3.1 out of 100's that I have seen with a bad module. I believe that the customer smoked this when his battery went bad and he ...
2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L high idle VIN: 3G1JF12T61
Thanks a bunch.Replies recieved covered egr system and pcm/ground problems.Here's the trick,one should probably verify that the brand new ac delco throttle position sensor is indeed intact.We recieved a faulty tps and that sent us around in circles.New tps and...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L no power VIN: 1GCHK23162
One reply said look at cat the truck did not come with a cat. Another reply said look for pluged exhaust it was clear. A third reply said check the fuel pressure relief valve on the drivers side common rail, the fuel pressure relief valve is not on the common ... Trouble codes: P1093, P1094.
1996 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GP64L6T
Thanks to all who replied, The problem with this van was the front o2 sensor. After taking this van on a long road test the 02 sensor would start acting lazy and sometimes not even switch at all. After I replaced the o2 sensor everything was good. Thanks again...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L CCD Bus VIN: 3B7HF13YXX
Once again, you all came through. Out of all the replies, all but one said RABS sensor in the differential. Replaced the RABS sensor and 'bingo'---no more problems. As to the issue of CCD communication, I have been informed that the Snap-On MT2500 appears to b...
2000 Dodge Dakota 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1B7GL22N5Y
hey all thanks for all your info. i suggested a new idle motor, but the customer denied. says he will live with it. thanks.
1995 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, SCANNER GOES BLANK VIN: 1FTHX26H3S
The fix was repairing all wires shorted together under the loom covering at the r/rear corner of the transmission for the solenoids. Ford does not make a repair connector with pigtails to splice & customer declined new complete engine harness. I got a termnal/...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTDF1726V
First of all, thanks to all who replied. The pcv valve was cracked as suggested...unbelievable!!! Thanks Stanley [...]. Did not change the lower...
1993 GMC Sonoma 2.8L clutch VIN: 1GTCS19R39
Hello Fellow Techs: I received over 15 responses and all were very helpful; they forced me to re-think our entire repair scenario. After removing the transmission we inspected the position of the release bearing anti-rattle spring (OK), the condition of the cl...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L compressor VIN: 2HKRL18982
Sorry for posting this late,had the car scheduled for today. Thanks for all of the replies. First off I misinformed everyone with my update post. I said the high side pressure was at 300 psi. This was wrong because my gauge was faulty. Sorry about that, howeve...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L brake booster VIN: 4S2CM58W6X
customer has picked up vehicle before I could investigate some of the reply's. Thanks to all who responded with some good suggestions, and I will explore each one when customer brings back vehicle. dry rubber boot squeaking booster spring squeaking brake pedal...
1995 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L Excessive Emissions, NOX EMISSION TO HIGH VIN: 1J4FY49S1S
Thanks for all the help. The Jeep is still not fixed, I tryed all the repairs that you all gave me and it is still just as bad. I've askes the customer to bring in the old set of tires, the ones on the jeep are very large. I'm hope that changing the engine RPM...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1J4GZ58S3T
The fix ended -up to be a crank sensor, this happen while customer got gas and vehicle start and stall couple times, tow to shop next day, started ran for hours, no problems, As per attempt base on symptom tried sensor. This fixed problem. Customer also states... Trouble codes: P0300 (random missfire), P0301 (missfire number 1), P0302 (missfire number 2).
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Surge VIN: 1J4GZ58S9T
Thanks for every one's help. This one should have ended up being a no brainer. After carring out intake manifold vacuum test and having low vacuum readings of 1/2 inch of vacuum on acceleration. I proceed to do a exhaust back pressure test and found no concern... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean exhaust), P0172 (Rich exhaust).
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L steering box VIN: 1J4GW48N71
well guys the noise is gone,I went the way of flushing this system with chrysler hydrlic p/s fluid thats made for this system then added a bottle of lucas p/s additive and bingo the noise went away ,i took jeep home to make sure and ater 30 kms noise still his...
1993 Mazda RX-7 1.3L Engine VIN: JM1FD3312P
Thanks for all the replies. We did the compression test several times with several types of different compression testers, all came up with the same result, low compression, consensus is the motor is bad. We did inspect the turbos further, it seems the oil d...
1995 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Starting VIN: 1YVGE22C85
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L speakers VIN: WBDRF61J41
Well this one is fixed. Special to thanks to rick from oregon who told me where the amp was and also gave me an updated part number. This car did have the bose system and the amp was located down in the right rear of the trunk behind the wheel well. Un plugged...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L suction fan VIN: JH82J91X04
First off, Thank you very much Steve and Peter. I decided to go back and recheck the version coding in all control units. In the ME control unit I found it was not coded to accept suction fan. I version coded ME to accept suction fan, and I am now able to acti...
1978 MG MGB MK IV 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: GHN5UJ4675
I have not fixed this yet, I ordered a high altitude needle to see if it would pass the IM test. I recieved the wrong needle, returned it with a request for the correct part and have not heard from them. I fond the reason the car was lean some of the time was ...
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L radio VIN: JA4MT21H51
The radio code was 9066. Special thanks to Micah form Washington and Gregory form Georgia who gave me this code. Also to Douglas [...]. from California who suggested a web page to get any code for any car make.
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Compressor engagement VIN: 1N4AL11D72
Well unfortunately there was no getting around the need for a factory scan tool showing the a/c pid's, so we had to send the customer to the local Nissan dealer. Thanks to all who responded, there were mentions of a wiring problem under the battery tray whic...
1998 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GHDT13W2W
First, I want to thank everyone who wrote in with help. Nearly everyone said pull the heads(which is what I wanted to do in the first place). Pulled heads and found #6 exhaust valve slightly burned. Had machine shop freshen everything up and reassembled the en... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire).
1994 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L fuel gauge, cluster lights, power locks, speedo, d VIN: 1P4GH44R1R
Thanks to all who replied. Tried unplugging the BCM for a few minutes and plugged back in. Everything started working. So out with the bad and in with a new BCM. Everything works great now... Thanks!!!
2002 Chrysler Voyager 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GJ25B72
Hey so sorry for the length of time this took to close. Finally talked customer into replacing fuel pump due to low pressure. However it is on national back order right now so nothing has been done yet. Van is still running although rough in morning. Most repl... Trouble codes: P0171 (B1S1 lean exhaust).
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L steering VIN: 1G2WP52K21
thanks to all those that replied but customer has not had any more problems with p/s. don't know what may have happened but there doesn't seem to be any problems now.
1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN87R2X
Hello techs: Well, the injectors came back from Lindertech and several of them were 'leakers' and we felt confident that the power miss would be gone. Nope. Started digging and the light went off big time: The WIRES are labeled #1 #3 and #5 that go from the ... Trouble codes: P0304 (Misfire cylinder 4).
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22KXX
Hello, tech, thanks to all who responsed.the large hose that connected to the canister was loose. sorry guys, it's my fault I should have seen it. thanks again, Rick Trouble codes: P0441 (evap system incorrect purge flow), P0446 (evap vent control malfunction).
2002 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L oil pressure VIN: 5TBST48192
I recieved 16 replies, all stating to replace oil sending unit per Toyota TSB EL017-03. Makes me feel kind of stupid, because I searched all TSB's prior to posting a help request, and must have looked right over this TSB number. The customer opted to replace t...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCAO1H8X
Customer brought in an ecm , plugged it in and car starts and runs well. I would like to be sure what caused the ecm to quit. Possibly the aftermarket radio, possibly the ignition coil, which I had to replace to cure very rough starting and running, but more t...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L booster VIN: WVWMA23B6Y
well, the problem turned out to be a bad maf, the fuel trims were +20% in closed loop. so when the car was in open loop the engine ran so lean, there was close to zero vacuum. thanks to all who resopnded with very helpful tips.
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L drive train VIN: YV1LT56D16
Sorry for the long delay, the owner was hospitalized and could not be reached. Cotta from hawaii seamed to have hit it on the head. We had problems with the rear diff. Thanks for all the other replies. We did check everything that all you responding Tech's sug...
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