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1994 Audi 100 S 2.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WAUEK842AR
Customer complaint is that when driving above 65 mph car will sputter lose power and die, after sitting for two minutes he is able to drive car, when he goes above 65 mph it dies again. after the second time he stayed at 55 mph and drove for 90 miles with no p...
2000 Audi S4 2.7L air bags VIN: WAUDD68DXY
this vehicle had passanger side colission damage, repaired colission damage by replacing doors, rocker post , side air bag and curtain air bag. air bag light stays on. due to lack of factory scan tool no way for me to access srs codes. is there any way to rese...
1994 BMW 525i 2.5L Suspension VIN: WBAHD63262
94 bmw 525i has a fairly bad front end shimmy at about 45 mph. vehicle has new struts which did not help the shimmy. the steering linkage and suspension components check out good. i would appreciate any advice or help you have to offer. thank you very much.
1996 BMW 850Ci 5.4L nys inspection failu VIN: WBAEC4323T
trying to run a nyvip inspection on this vehicle - evap, o2 sensor, o2 heater, cat and secondary air monitors will not show ready. i performed a drive cycle exactly how alldata described for this specific vehicle. tested front o2 sensors with scope - voltage ....
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADE6327V
Upon completion of work described in REPAIR HISTORY, SES came back on durring the drive cycle to reset monitors. (We always complete readiness monitors, them take the car to test ourselves). At low seed we found the P0500 (bmw 120) had set, but we can find no ... Trouble codes: P0500 (vehicle speed sensor a bmw 120), ABS33 (wheel speed sensor), ABS31 (wheel speed sensor), ABS05 (wheel speed sensor)
1983 Cadillac Eldorado 4.1L brake fade to floor VIN: 1G6AL5783D
brake pedal goes to floor. blocked off brake hoses at rear, there was no change. blocked off rt front,pedal got better. blocked off lf, got a good pedal. pulled calipers off and ck pads ok. i took piston out on rf. found nothing wrong. good flow out both bleed...
1994 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L shifting VIN: 1GGK552Y9R
vehicle was brought in with trans shift always in second gear charging system was repaired first due to p016 could cause trans to default to second gear. po29 shift solenoid b fault addressed removed pan and found solenoid b cracked and filter moved partly out...
1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G2WW12M6S
this car came to me as a no start/stall problem with the mil on code 34 ran test replaced pcm didnt fix showing 0 volts on map circuit even though 5 volts going to sensor and signal return and ground test ok can go direct to signal return wire at pcm with powe... Trouble codes: 34 (map circuit low voltage)
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L No Start, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GCEC19M9W
truck if driving me very hard starting, most time have to use carb cleaner to start, checked all sensors with a snap on modus and all sesors are in range checked fuel pressure and its above 50psi even when acting up and under load..its poping back th...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Blend Door VIN: 1GNDT13W4W
Car came in with heater/a/c oscillating between hot and cold. After moving the temp control a few times, it just went to full hot. Replaced the ECC control unit and still hot all the time. I don't do much GM work so I don't have the scanner to pull codes. Sea...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L tcc pwm code 1860 VIN: 3GNFK16R2X
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Surge, No power VIN: 1GCDL19W8Y
Van has no power and surges at 1/4 to 1/3 throttle. There are no codes. All pids are within norm. I have a sister van to compare values with they are the same. Fuel pressure is over 60+ psi but replaced fuel filter, I exchanged mass air flow, computer with no ...
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L air bag system VIN: 2G1WX15K01
Good Morning Techs, I'm not familiar with air bag circuits and their codes so I'm asking for info. from all of you on this one. This car was bought used by a friend of mine about a month ago. All was fine until about a week ago when the air bag light started c...
2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GCCS19W31
Hi Folks, This 2001 Chevy S-10 pick up came into our shop with a rough idle & stalling problem. Removed EGR Valve to verify its operation & make sure nothing was keeping the EGR Pintle open. Removed IAC assembly, cleaned air by-pass and throttle body with car... Trouble codes: P0506 (Low Engine Idle)
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GCEK19T33
thanks in advance for your help. vehicle came in with a very low idle. 250-350 rpm. no codes found. no tsb found. idle is smooth, just too low. scanner shows no unusual readings from sensors, etc. drives fine but will stall a lot when coming to, or waiting at ...
2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L No Start VIN: 1C3EL45U01
this car belongs to a friend he replace the engine original engine was frozen now it will not star unless if we unplug the cam sensor ,unplug cam sensor runs fine with engine running plug back cam sensor stays running turn off will not run again till unplug ca...
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...
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L air bag VIN: 1B4HS28YXX
Removed and replaced dash for evaporator replacement. Job went smoothly, I've done quite a few of these with no problems. After evap replacement, I now have an air bag light on with "pass squib open" code. Passenger air bag was not disconnected during evap wor...
1988 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTCR15T4J
I've got a problem with this ranger that has me stumped. The vehicle came in with a miss and complaints of lack of power. when you accelerate, it seems to bog down for 2-4 seconds, then takes off, but misses and bucks really bad. We've got good fuel pressure(3... Trouble codes: 95 (fuel pump secondary), 63 (tps low), 41 (no ego switch), 21 (ect range), 41 (no ego switch)
1993 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L system high side pressure VIN: 2FTHF26M6P
Thanks in advance. Have tried everything we could think of to reduce the high side pressure on this 93 F250 diesel. pressures are normal in the mornings, but in the afternoon when it gets hot here in the sacramento valley, the high side climbs to 300-350 psi. ...
1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FACP57U5P
This car came with a hesitation stall problem we have gone through checking fuel pressure and volumn both checking alright, we have checked for back pressure on exhaust -ok we have checked for loss of power from ignition no loss found, injectors as well as spa...
1993 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L reverse VIN: 2FTWF15Y9P
hi techs i been working on this e4od that has a harsh double bump when shifting into park i know there is bulletin alldata #95137 regarding this problem all electronics on this trans were replaced and trans has been taken apart by two different trans shop one ...
1994 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTHF25H5R
This truck experiences a bog or surge when accelerating at halve throttle or better. The only thing that I can see on scan tool is when this occurs, the system goes into to open loop and the O2 drops to 0 volts. TPS sweep is good and even tried to disconnect E...
1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: IFDEE14H4S
has anyone had this problem before.from new this vehicle runs bad and stalls at high altiudes.after stalling it starts and runs is about 1000ft above sea level,the customer is going hunting out west like denver has done this on all 3 Trouble codes: 181 (adaptive fuel)
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FALP6539S
This post said the gap in the flexplate should be lined up with the crank sensor at TDC. The gap on this one is at the bottom of the flexplate at TDC. Do I have a broken flexplate or is this as it should be? I can't imagine this thing running albiet poorly ...
1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.5L Reverse engagement VIN: 1FT3W36G25
Hi all. We rebuilt this trans about 60,000 miles ago. It came to us this time with the complaint of shifting hard into reverse, only during the first engagement each day. We pulled pan to inspect and found it to look perfect. We pulled the accumulator valve bo...
1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L abs light no codes VIN: 1FDEE14H8T
vehicle came in for tune-up, noted a.b.s. light on. scanned for codes(no codes). tested rear wheel speed sensor(bad). replaced sensor, test drove vehicle. light returned. rechecked everything, found fuse blown. replaced fuse, test drove vehicle, light returned...
1998 Ford Contour LX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP66L9W
codes reset after maf replaced, present before repair also, disconected bat to reset baro reading, it was at 151hz after test drive, i don't do enough fords to remember what's normal for my area, but seems low to me. freze frame showed P0171 set at idle. Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2), P1519 (imrc)
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FALP113XW
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L a/c VIN: 1FMRU17L6X
Driving down the road with the A/C on, the system switches to heater.
1999 Ford F-250 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FTRF27LL3
This truck will stall while running down the e-way. Some times it will restart immediately and sometimes not at all. It has always started and ran fine when I've looked at it.The exhaust back pressure is less than 1lb. at 2500rpm, fuel pressure is always 32-34...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73E2Y
This Explorer origanally came in for cold morning start and stall. Also had mil on for bank 1 and 2 lean. Intake gaskets were replaced and all seemed well. Two weeks later customer returned with mil back on but running good. The engine was smoke tested for vac... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 system lean)
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Safety VIN: 1FTNX21F63
bear with me this my 1st post. this truck had lightening strike 3 ft from frt bumper and had all modules and micro processors replaced. sent to ford to reconfigure modules. all codes are gone but dome lights and key chime and warning buzzers seem to work backw...
2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L No Start VIN: 1GKDS13S22
I have this 2002 envoy that is really troubling me. Initially when the vehicle came in after diagnoses the conclusion was that the throttle body was bad. After changing the Throttle body The vehicle started up and idled beautiful for a few minutes then it shut...
2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L Keyless Entry VIN: 1GKDS13S82
The keyless entry is inop. Cannot communicate with body module.With MODIS, we get u1000 code.With Tech 2, no response from any module but PCM. All fuses ok. Tried to re sync key fobs, will go into programming mode(hold unlock, cycle key twice,horn honks twice)...
1994 Honda Passport EX 3.2L power steering pump VIN: 4S6CY58V7R
have a passport here that came in for a power steering leak, found that the front seal on the pump was leaking. that seal is the seal on the bearing its self, not replaceable accept with bearing. so we got a reman pump. installed the reman pump with honda flui...
1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on, not always VIN: 2HGEJ6678V
i made a new customer because a good friend of my wifes got tired of getting ripped off and lied to by some other guy that was working on her car. anyways i found and repaired a blown head gasket on her honda. repair successsful. she's been recently experienci...
1997 Infiniti J30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKAY21D4V
hi all. this car came in with mil on for evap selenoid. po443. during inspection found vacuum hoses crossed. fixed that, then on test drive mil came back on. now has code p1443, evap selenoid check switch. checked that and it works pefectly. the lines are clea... Trouble codes: P1443
1996 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L 3-4 shift VIN: 4S2CK58V4T
Customer brought vehicle in complaining on vehicle hesitating/slipping when slightly accelerating when driving at hwy speeds. Vehicle seems to shift search when cruising and slightly accelerating up hills. It is not skipping. If you turn the poer drive setting...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4S2DM58W11
HI, this veh was given to me after other tech replaced the fuel pump, at cold startup (intermittently) the engine idles at aprox 200prm and backfire out of the intake,and sometimes stalls out, no DTC's, after aproximitly 10-20 seconds it clears up runs fine. i...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L vent/air VIN: 1J4GW58N92
When the a/c system is on there is no air coming out any vent. You can here changes being made when heater, defrost, vent modes are activated but no air comes out in any mode. I have seen the tech bulletins but most are for no air coming out passenger side onl...
1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L Electronic VIN: JT8UF11E3L
After performing repairs and retrofitting to R134a, system worked great for us in shop and on test drive. Customer drive for 20 miles and said AC shut off. Found AC light blinking. Tried to perform self diag, but control head is blank and could not read codes....
1979 Lincoln Mark V 6.6L STV valve VIN: 9Y89S65428
Car is, essentially, a "collector's car", meaning it gets out once or twice a year (see mileage). Complaint is AC is not cooling- normal pressures, high side a tad lower than expected for ambient. Liquid line below expansion valve is cold, and suction line pas...
1992 Mazda MPV Passenger 3.0L timing belt tensioner VIN: JN3LV523XN
Hello!! Has anybody had repeat tensioner problems on these vehicles? This will be the 3rd 1 this year! no other problems found,all related pully bearings are new or shafts turn freely. ??? with new tensioner installed,engine runs good and smooth.wat...
2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Misfire VIN: JM1BJ2225Y
Car came in for bad misfire and check engine light flashing. Checked plugs, both wires, and both coils, all good. Put noid light on all injector connectors all operate normally except cyl 1. Light is very bright and doesn't pulse like other cyls. Have seen thi... Trouble codes: P0301
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Suspension VIN: WDBJF82J7Y
How does one go about compressing and then reinstalling the front springs on this car? I have multiple compressors but none seem to fit this car. Does anyone have an idea, or has fabricated something to do this? Should be a simple service, but this is stump...
1992 Mitsubishi Montero SR 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JA4GK51S8N
This very clean, low mileage vehicle belongs to s good friend's son. He purchased it from the original owner after he had a stroke and could no longer drive. The truck will suddenly turn on the MIL lamp, loose power and cut off, or just loose power with no MIL...
1992 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L No Start VIN: SONJOO3496
hi all tech vehicle tow in crank no start code 22 o2(mv)20 inj(ms)0 check all data crank sensor in distributor with cam sensor is it correct . does any one has this problem ,how to test please help. thank in advance. Trouble codes: 22 (crank angle sensor circuit problem)
1995 Mitsubishi Mirage S 1.5L spark knock VIN: JA3AA11A3S
cam in blown head gasket removed head head cracked seen top of piston eat up questioned cust said also valves need to be adj i informed them that car must of been spark knocking and told them it needs a engine replaced engine with one that had 20000 miles and ...
1998 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L No Start VIN: JN8AR07Y6X
hi techs this pathfinder will not start has spark and injector pulse for one second and then computer turns injectors off. the security light does not come on with key on or off or cranking tested wiring at the smart entrance control unit and all test good 3 f...
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L ABS LF Wheel sensor VIN: 5N1ED28Y6Y
What gives? tried clearing code according to snap on MT2500 scanner buy grounding termnal 9 4 times in 12 seconds and won't clear. sensor res.168 ohm's and has good wave form. alldata wants me to do something similar but want's me to use nissan consult harness...
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L blower motor VIN: H5XF371246
Hi guys, I'm hoping someone might be able to offer some help with this one. This vehicle came in for the blower motor inop. After checking it out found the high blower motor fuse (25A) blown. It would blow the fuse as soon as you replaced it. We replaced the m...
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L shifter VIN: 1G2WR5211Y
Hi guys..Got this Grand Prix here...original complaint from customer was that he could not get key out of ignition and that he could not shift from park without using shift interlock bypass. We replaced complete center console shifter assembly and now the key ...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L steering box VIN: 1G2NF12T71
hello gentleman;this car makes a pop noise in hard turns left or right hand turns only when going very slowly,Ive heard that the lower control arms can make this noise . I would realy like to make an accurate diagnosis,but the car has to be on the ground and t...
2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L security light flashing VIN: 1G2NF52E72
9-01-05 vehicle towed back in, no crank, security light flashing. checked for codes. p1189 and b2960. using the tech 2 went through looking at data, still not totally fam. with the tech 2, didn't find anything that would help me. then tried to crank vehicle an...
1991 Saab 900 S Turbo 2.0L Convertible Top VIN: YS3AL76L5M
What is everbody using for oil in the convertible top pump. I used to use 10w motor oil I found a section in repair portion of All-Data that gives a Saab part number & states not to use motor oil any longer. When I called the local dealer and gave them the num...
1995 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT3AC24S9S
This veh will shut down and not restart when it gets hot.It sets a P1300 code. the trouble tree points to the ignitor or the ecm after checking the wiring for shorts or breaks.I checked the wiring and found it to be ok.There is no signal on pin 23 of the ecm(i... Trouble codes: P1300 (ignitor circuit malfunction)
1990 Volkswagen Corrado G60 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWDB4505L
MIL light came on code 4311, replaced relay cleared code, code has not returned. Issue is that now the MIL light flashes, slow at idle, faster as RPM's increase. We used a VAG-COM to pull codes, which is the VW scan tool. I am aware this car can flash codes by... Trouble codes: 4311 (Secondary Air injection pump relay)
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GT 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 3VWVA81H0V
Hello, got a Jetta here that runs great after repairs, (Just did clutch, t belt and fan control module.) with the exception of idle quality. With A/C on it surges badly (stalled 2x)A/C off, it is perfect. Timing marks are correct. (with the exception of notch ...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRB81H4W
HELP!!! We have this jetta from hell. We replace the motor. Now MIL lamp is on. The battery Charger Was defective it put out a lat of current and Burn the computer. We replace the computer now the car start But the Mil light is on. code P1613 as soon you clea... Trouble codes: P1613 (Mill Call-up Circ. Open/ Short to B)

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2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L Accessories VIN: WBABM3347Y
Thanks for all the replies. All 7 said that the instument cluster needed to be coded. Not sure why the dealer told me that it did not need to be coded. Thanks for all your help, I appreciate all of the responses.
1998 Buick Regal LS 3.8L turn signals VIN: 2G4WB52K4W
the first day i worked on this vehicle i was convinced it was a voltage drop problem.i spent most of my time looking for bad grounds.after extensive testing of the grounds,i came home that night & put in a request for help on the iatn.back at work the next day...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L No Start VIN: 1G6KD54Y6V
Thanks for all the help, Like many of you had said, it was the security system that was causing the no injector pulse condition. I checked for codes in the bcm and I had a code for the security system. I ran throught the relearn process which was to turn the k...
1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L abs VIN: 1G6KD54Y5X
Thanks to all who responded. Just like many GM SUV's, the module is quite susceptible to water damage, as was the case with this car causing erratic operation of the ABS motor. We've replaced the module (nearly $800)and have had problem free operation.
1978 Chevrolet C30 Cheyenne 7.4L starter VIN: 1GTDC14C2C
the cast starter did it, thanks to all that replied I even had to shim it. the cast noise was very diffrent then all the aluminum ones. I had to get the shorter starter bolts to. thanks again everybody
1989 Chevrolet Celebrity 2.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 3G1AW51W2K
hello-i had alot of great responses-that was nice to see-we bit the bullet and pulled the intake plenum and checked all the injectors-they read below specs. about half or more-anywhere from 4 ohms-to-7 ohms-we came to the conclusion that after running they wou...
1995 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, Extreme Rich Run Con VIN: 1GCFK29K4S
First off I would like to thank the 7 Technicians that answered my call for help and all 7 were basically right. I used Rick [...] method of valve adjustment, and as he told me it is fool proof. Mitchell says to take the lash out of the rockers and adjust t...
1997 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Distributor VIN: 2GCEC19M2V
I got great replies from 31 guys. Im suprised I have never run across this fix before. Setting the dist with the scan tool is a snap. Oh also the TPS was bad and causing all kinds of performance issues including shifting at the wrong points and extremely flat ...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13R9X
thanks for all the help everyone. it turn out to be the distrubutor. Trouble codes: P0141, P0161, P0300, P1345.
1999 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GCGK23R0X
I received many good possible fixes for this problem. Fortunately for the customer it was relatively cheap. As some of you suggested the O2 sensor was the culprit. Although the truck never had the misfire reappear I did notice with the scanner that the downstr...
2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L lacks power VIN: 1G1ND52J3Y
Sorry about delay in closing,has been scary busy lately at work.My customer is not interested in repairing a almost inaudible engine noise!Story is sometimes I can't see the forest for the trees.I am a little embarrassed that I never noticed the knock retard v...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L No Start VIN: 1B7HC16Y5Y
A new ECM fixed it. The drivers were fried in the computer. The #1 pin (A/C relay) was the cause of the hot spots on the connector. I applied a little dielectric grease and we're back in business.
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L performance VIN: 1D7HU18N02
Vehicle was repaired by another technician, the cause as suggested by one reply was the throttle position sensor. thanks to all for your help.
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7KU28D33
Thanks for all the great replys. Most where correct, the problem was a cracked hose that appears to travel from the leak detection pump to the charcoal canister. replaced it, cleared code, and all is well. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0455, P0452.
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34XXR
Turned out being a connector not plugged in all the way just below the alternator. It would pull apart only on acceleration. Thanks, Bryan Trouble codes: 214 (Cylinder ID curcuit).
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Master Cylinder VIN: 2FTHF36K1R
Thanks to all who sent information. Cust has not brought back too us to look at again yet. When we get it back I will post info. Thank you again.
1995 Ford Bronco XL 5.8L tailgate window VIN: 1FMEU15H4T
Hey guys. Sorry for not closing this one sooner. This vehicle stumped me. However I did get it fixed. The switch was intermittant. I checked it 3 or 4 times with good results. However when we went back over everything it tested bad. Replaced the dash switch an...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF17261
Thank you to those who replied after reading the reply from Doug [...] and checking what he said to check I found that fuse #23 in the underhood fuse box was not in the correct position but actually moved to a blank spot right next to where it should have ...
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTYR10U42
This truck has gone back to the owner with a slight stumble at idle. She seems ok with that so its ok with me. I got a twin in today that had the exact idle and the customer felt it was normal so I am not sure if there is a problem or not. The thing that looks...
1999 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8L Anti-Theft VIN: 1GTEK19V5X
First of all i would like to thank everybody for there replies. Without your help i would not have been able to fix it. The problem with the truck was the BCM was pulling the computer data to ground. Once the BCM was unplugged the computer data was returned. I...
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGCG5652A
ok lots of replies on this i call this one hell of a coincidence after re doing all the work just in case there was a mistake i had an idea it was the iac i removed the intake tube and used my finger where the iac passage is in the throttle body and used my fi...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Compressor VIN: 1J4GW48S7Y
Well this one is all set. I finished the water pump on saturday and when it was finished the air conditioner was working properly. So I gave it back to the customer and told him to call or stop by with it if it stops working again or if it keeps working. He st...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW58N9Y
Hello All Got 3 responce on this problem, special thanks to Tom [...] email to me: These can be caused by a flaky Throttle Position Sensor, because of the way Chrysler PCM's command fuel enrichment (double strike) wh... Trouble codes: P0208 (injector control circuit 8), P0204 (injector control circuit 4), P0201 (injector control circuit 1), P0207 (injector control circuit 7).
1996 Kia Sportage 2.0L hard start VIN: KNDJA7234T
Sorry about the long delay. The hard starting Kia belongs to a friend of mine. All the responses eluded to wiring problems and the vehicle was given back unrepaired. I called my friend yesterday to get an update, he said that he's been cracking the gas pedal t...
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA72351
I want to thank everyone who took the time to get back to me. Everyone recommended the gas cap. After clearing the code for the second time, the light never came on to date. If it does, I think I will order a gas cap up. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0440.
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L roof VIN: WDBSK75F03
hey, thanks to all. i had the shop re-adjust the pull down motors and customer is content for the time. fyi, no components of the top mechanism is serviced seperatly from mb, the complete roof assy is about 9k however it comes painted. nice of them, huh. just ...
1991 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Elite 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G3CW53LM4
As many members suggested I replaced the coil pack and module. I had tried this before, but the grounds under the module were corroded. So after lots of cleaning and replacing the module and coil packs, the car is running great again.
1995 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.8L Surge, BUCKS VIN: 1GHDU06L65
sorry it took so long to post was finally taken back to used car lot and sent to auction!if i had had a dyno i might have isolated problem.we checked eveything that had been suggested,installed new plugs and wires.scoped ck'd tps and vss while road te...
2000 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L Starting VIN: 1P3ES46CXY
I removed the fuse box under the hood of the car and found a loose connections to the fuel pump relay .Thanks everyone for your response.
1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L belt noise ? VIN: 1G2HX52K3V
first i want to thank everyone who replied, 7 of the 12 replies hit the nail on the head. it was the pcv valve, replaced and she has driven car for three days and no noise. i don't think i would ever have found this one without all your help, once again 'IATN'...
1995 Saab 900 S 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: YS3DD55B9S
Thanks to the many that replied to my request for help, I appreciate your time and knowledge! Many of you hit it right on the money, Cam timing was off. I readjusted and it was alot better, in conjunction with a collapsed front lower motor mount, which I repla...
1992 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L No Start VIN: JT3FJ80W2N
First of all I want to trhank all the people who sent their ideas and replies! I replaced the distributor and checked for any kind if moisture source that could be somehow getting inside the distributor and found none what so ever! Truck seems to be ok for now...
1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L abs-traction control VIN: YV1LS5675W
Thanks to all you guys who lended their helping hand, everyone here is top notch... as most responded, the cure was the ABS control module, I was reluctant to condemn it due to many reasons, including: cost,lack of scanner info,limited alldata information, and...
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on, Hard start VIN: YV1LZ56D5Y
Thanks to all who replied. This car had three problems. #1: The anti drain back valve in the pump was bad causing residual pressure loss. #2 The battery voltage would drop too low during extended cranking (while fuel pressure built up) causing low B+ to the EC... Trouble codes: P0422.
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L Starts and dies VIN: 1V1LW56D6Y
Vehicle went to Dealer and have'nt heard any thing back from them or the customer. Thanks for all the help.
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