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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L oil leak VIN: TRUWT28N91
hello, we have this audi tt came in a mont ago with a broken timing belt. sent the head out for a valve job, pressure test and mill. the machine shop took .004 off the head when milling it ( not with a belt sander). we have put this together twice and it leaks...
1988 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBABB2301J
1990 BMW 325is 2.5L Brake lining lite VIN: WBAAA1309L
I have ohm checked the harness I find no faults, suspect a fault in the cluster itself. I have seen this lite on in many e30's nobody ever wants to pay to fix it. Seems to be a common problem on these. Thanks, Bart
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAY71030
Hello everyone, First time customer,check engine light(MIL) is steady ON, EML light is also steady ON,poor acceleration,checked for codes by generic OBD2 scanner,I have found fault code P1030,P1049,and P1062,my generic OBD2 scanner read the fault codes only an... Trouble codes: P1030 (p1049-), P1049 (p1062-), P1062
1974 Buick Riviera 7.5L reverse
This th400 slips and shudders in reverse. All other gears work perfectly. Line pressure is correct, even in reverse. It started after rebuilding the trans for a torque converter failure. The direct clutch and low/reverse servo air check good. But here's the in...
1991 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Blower VIN: 1G4ZW53L9M
Hellllllppppppppppp!!! This is my sons car. I have Mitchel but I can't seem to diagnose my problem with it. Is it just me? Alldata any better? Any way the blower stoped blowing.If I put power to the blower motor it blows fine.I did their blower motor test. Aut...
1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L Charging VIN: 1G4GD2215S
Hello to all, I have this little Riviera that is setting a battery volts out of range code P1630. I have checked the archives and read that there is a thermistor that can go bad but I can't find it. Any ideas where?? It is charging at 15.8 volts according to ...
1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1G4GD22165
Need some advice on this one.cuts out by 3900rpm allways. Fuel trim 128 LT trim 143, trim cell16 maf 67.64 gm/sec., when it happens. Ordered a new fuelpressure regulator, should by in next week.
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 1GTDC14Z6P
we tuned up this northstar used delco parts install wire lube in ends of plug wires. after about a month the car came back with po300 mult cyl misfire. we took plugs out and found 2 carbon tracked and burned changed them and car ran fine car is back again with... Trouble codes: 300 (mult cyl missfire)
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNCT18W3S
Hello, this vehicle was towed to me when the owner couldn't get the engine started after replacing the engine. I have run through the "no start but cranks test". If you are familiar with this test at about step 7 you momentarly energize the yellow wire going t...
1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2G1FP22P9S
we are at current thought of testing bcm any ideas would be nice. Trouble codes: 18 (no fuel injection pulse)
1996 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L cooling fans VIN: 2G1FP22P4T
This Camero came in with the radiator seams split. After replacing the radiator we were running the engine and the temp went to 225 with no cooling fan operation. The fans work with a/c on and if you go into function tests you can command the fans on and they ...
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.4L turn signals VIN: T5VE106622
Hi. I have a 1997 Cavalier convertible in which a customer just bought that has turn signal problems.The car had been repaired in front by a body shop at some point.When turning on the left turn singal the front lights outside flash fast and dim, and the indic...
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.4L fuel system, electrical VIN: 1G1JF52T7X
wont start at times. turns over fine sometimes starts without any problem for 20-30 times. sometimes only 3-4 times an then no start. security light flashes when no start. i would appreciate any help you may have to offer. thanks. troy [...] auto se...
1999 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L headlights VIN: 1Y1SKS285W
car came in with customer complaining it would shut off when he turned the headlights on. sure as the world, car at idle or at highway speeds, you turn the lights on and it dies. i have since noticed that when the electrical system is loaded (ie wipers, turn s...
2000 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L No Start VIN: 2CNBE13C7Y
After a hot soak this vehicle does not start the first try usually on the 3rd try, I have to hot soak just the right amount of time 5-10 minutes to reproduce the problem. The problem cannot be reproduced any other way, and the vehicle runs perfectly otherwise....
2003 Chevrolet Express 2500 6.0L Compressor VIN: 1GAGG25U13
Good evening guys, this van has a problem I'm sure I have heard of before. I searched the archives and could not come up with the exact problem. When clutch engages at any higher engine speed the tensioner will slap viciously. It must be moving about 1.5 inche...
2002 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L inner tie rods VIN: 1C3EL46R02
Inner tie rod ends worn out and can only purchase new rack with inner tie rods. Does anybody know if we can replace the inner tied rods only without purchasing complete assembly? Please reply if you have found a solution to this problem. Thanks Dave Harris...
1992 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Hesitation VIN: 1B4GH44R9N
need help with this 92 caravan 3.3 from a local car salesman (i suspect they traded the car for this problem) problem only happens cold for the first 5 minutes. when cold (only cold) accelerating from a stop it will have a really bad tip in hesitation. acts l...
1998 Dodge Neon R/T 2.0L pinging VIN: 1B3ES47C8W
would like to first thank everyone for making iatn probalbly the most valuable tool in the shop. this vehicle came in three days ago with the client complaining of a rattling noise upon acceleration from a stop. i test drove the vehicle to find a very bad ping...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7HF13Z5X
Car towed in for no start, checked it out found bad magnetic pickip, replaced, ran good for a week, towed in found bad magnetic pickup, checked wiring found coil resistance high and plugwires pretty bad changed them out replaced magnetic pickup with Mopar part...
2005 Dodge Dakota ST 4.7L ring and pinion
Hello fellow dodge techs. I have a slight problem with a new truck! the customer has requested that we install new front and rear ring and pinion gears of a different gear ratio. This is where it gets complicated! Doing the rear is no problem as i have done ma...
1988 Ford Mustang 5.0L oil pump drive shaft
Ok guys I'vebeen working on this Mustang in the driveway of my buddy's house for way too long now and we've run into a problem. Went to put the plugs on and drop the dist. but noticed NO oil pump shaft! The question i need a whole new pump which would ...
1993 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Electronic VIN: 1FTDF15Y6P
Hi all I have this vehicle that i have a problem with. The tranny was rebuilt a few weeks ago, what it does is when coming to a stop the vehicle shut down. The tranny is shifting beautifully, The only code i had was for the manual Level position Switch, I repl...
1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L A/C Clutch VIN: 1FASP15J5S
Vehicle has been in several times for A/C inop.Keep finding rear wiper fuse blown.Don't see anything other than rear wiper on that circuit.Checked amp draw on A/C clutch.Only 3 amp draw.Rear wiper not in use when fuse blows.Please help.
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.8L converter melt down VIN: 1FDKE37HOS
truck came in with a lack of power complaint, low and behold, I drove and it lacked power and hissed like pushing exhaust, I Immediately grabbed my back pressure gauge and screwed into o2 hole to messure back pressure, it was about 15 psi, wow, I thought cool ...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X0T
I am looking for direction on this one as it came in from another shop, the owner is cofinced that the 02 sensors sre causeing the problem I beleive it to be a mass air flow problem. could use some real world advice. Thanks Mike Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMRU17L2X
I have no injector pulse to cylinder #1. All other cylinders are fine. I replaced ECU to repair problem...had someone program ECU. Same injectr pulse #1...I wasn't there when this was done...just wonderng if anyone has seen bad injector blow ECU o... Trouble codes: P0301 (Missfire)
2000 Ford Focus Sony Limited Edition 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP3437Y
vehicle exibits chugging , and or hesitation, misfire after entering closed loop, which deoesn't take long. idle quality is always perfect, problem occurs off idle. Suspected Fauklty TPS, value @ .97, but when replaced with a new one from napa( made by ford) s...
1989 GMC V2500 Suburban Sierra Classic 5.7L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKGV26K0K
The vehicle was parked for a year at about 5000 feet. When it was put back into service cuts out and misses. Customer put in new fuel and a quart of methanol. When it was brought in it ran very poor check codes had code 51. Ran diagnosis "very simple", check E... Trouble codes: 51 (check ecm prom and connections)
2003 GMC Savana 3500 6.0L crank fuse VIN: 1GTHG35UX3
crank fuse blows intermitantly. checked harnes for coroded or shorted wires .did not find any,starter terminals badly corroded.replaced starter still blew the fuse replaced park nuetral switch fuse still blew.
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5642X
the car came in with codes p1491, p1259, po171 and po401. the ports in the intake for the egr were plugged so the intake plenium was removed and the ports were cleaned. THE ONLY CODE THAT CAME BACK WAS po171 bank 1 system lean. The oxygen sensor is responding ... Trouble codes: P0171
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L rf window VIN: 2HKRL1864Y
car came in with no rf window, applied power & ground motor bad, installed new motor, applied power & ground window worked but not thru either switch, replaced rf swithc window worked, let it go, 1 week later came back not working, chekced applied power & grou...
1974 Jaguar XKE 5.3L Excessive Emissions, Runs Rich VIN: UE1S244160
Greetings, Group, This one has me stumped. This V-12 is running very rich on the right bank only. We've pulled off and rechecked our rebuild of the four carbs: needle and seats are fine, float level correct. Correct needles installed and adjusted to leanest p...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW58N3Y
this grand cherokee came in a couple of weeks ago with 2 of the injector codes listed above. the customer stated that he did not notice any driveability problems. we couldn't find any problems, so we cleared the codes and told him to see what happened. now it'... Trouble codes: P0208, P0202, P0204, P0207, P0203, P0121
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L regulator VIN: 1J8GX48S73
Howdy Folks, This Grand Cherokee suffered a broken right front window regulator and the dealer charged $400 to replace it. Now a few months later the drivers regulator is broken and the owner is cranked up about it. Seems that if the regulators are this prone ...
2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L MIL Lamp on, NO POWER UNDER ACCEL VIN: SALNY22252
vehicle is not misfiring now , but service engine soon light comes on, code p1470. when driving vehicle & pushing pedal to the floor , vehicle has no power at all.perfomed all related repairs mentioned above, also performed compression test , all cylinders wit... Trouble codes: P1470 (vis valve always open or short to ground)
1999 Lexus LS400 4.0L starter VIN: JT8BH28F5X
Original complaint: clicks but won't crank. Replace w/Denso reman #1 and solenoid clicks and starter motor spins but won't engage into flywheel but bench tests fine. Replace w/Denso reman #2 and solenoid clicks but starter won't spin but bench tests fine. Repl...
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L radiator fan VIN: 1LNLM92V8W
The dealer, and other OEM sources all say the part is no longer available, has anyone came across this problem and found a way to engineer around it. Thanks, Danny
2001 Lincoln Continental 4.6L interior temperature VIN: 1LNHM97VX1
Vehicle comes in owner complains only blows heat from the dash. Found the actuator appeared frozen and would not switch back to cold side. Replaced and sent car on its way, working fine blowing 60 degrees.(lowest setting) Within a month it returned with same c...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L throttle VIN: WDBGA51E6R
Car came in with asr light on throlle doesn't applie electronicaly. Checked for code found code #6 isc. Replaced throttle acutator. Asr light still on and throttle still dosn't work. Looking for any info on how system works and what to check,has anyone run int...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Cuts out VIN: WDBJF20F1T
Customer came in with an intermittent stall complaint. Stall will occur at ANY speed or sometimes when rolling to a stop. We have put over 250 miles on it without it missing a beat. We also check & replaced both fuel filters and a sticking resonance valve (low...
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47FXW
Hey guys, I hope some of you mercedez guys can help me. I am very limited to the information I have on this vehicle. This vehicle has no power. I checked for voltage to the supercharger clutch. It has battery power and the ground side has 4.0 volts, although t... Trouble codes: P0806
2002 Mercedes-Benz C32 3.2L Starting
hope some one has had this problem, car was running fine it was driven in the shop for the nite,the next moring the car would not crank also i had no communitcation with our scanner at one point when you turned the key the horn would go off battery is new, i r...
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2MELM75W8T
Hi Again Ford Techs . I have a #1 cyl misfire intermittently. After I first checked for codes , I road tested vehicle 10 miles while monitoring misfire counter . Found no misfire. Looked through the misc data values The only thing that looked out of specs was ... Trouble codes: P0301 (1 Cyl Misfire code)
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L Engine VIN: 4A3AC44G31
2001 eclipse 2.4 5 speed was towed in had a overheating issue occur. Found coolant leak from radiator, replaced radiator, overflow, thermostat, an hoses. CEL was present with a o2 failure code stored. Replaced o2 an checked all systems. Vehicle ran fine no i...
1993 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L intake door VIN: JN1RZ26H5P
Hello all, We installed a new A/C evaporator core with valves. Vehicle was on the road for about two weeks when our customer came in complaining the air flow in the car stopped in all modes and the fan speed was reacting normally as he switched temperature. Af...
2002 Nissan Frontier 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1N6DD26SX2
high idle
2001 Other Ford 4900 466CID abs VIN: 1HTSDAAP61
The truck had a complete brake job a year ago,with rotors and wheel speed sensors. The truck does some plowing and salt spreading in winter months so the rotors and sensors were quite rusty. The abs light problem started in May. i TOOK THE truck to Int dealer ...
2000 Saturn SL1 1.9L starts & dies VIN: 1G8ZH5281Y
dead battery, jump started,ran o.k. then next time dead again,jumped again drove to shop. cleaned battery terminals, charged battery starts and immediately shuts off security dash light flashes for 10 minutes. have tried to reset as per saturn still wont run. ...
1990 Subaru Legacy 2.2L Misfire VIN: JF2BJ63COL
i have two questions with this car and my scope. my scope is the interro pda and with all subarus i can not get an igniton pattern for the secondary side of one side of the coil pack. i can get a pattern for the front cylinders on some subarus or the back but ...
1991 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L vibration VIN: 4T1SV21E2M
I need help with vibration in a Camry at idle while stopped. motor mounts, full tune up, timing belt, head gasket and trans. service were all replaced. vibration was there before all this work and it is still there. engine seems to be running good. vibration i...
1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L master cyl VIN: 1NXAE09B1S
Hello techs, the car came in with a low brake pedal, chek brakes and the brakes are all ok.bleed the system several times to no effect and I have very good flow. replaced master cyl the pedal got little better but still no good.Has any body experiance somethi...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L engine misfire VIN: 3VWSE29M9Y
great confusion as to why misfire #1 and #6 cylinderunder load. running compression check gave 75 psi #1 and 175 #2. static compression check good 145#1,185-190 2-6. dealer changes these heads often under warranty for this problem. they said that the lobe wear...

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1989 Audi 200 2.2L No Start VIN: WAUFC5446K
i now have ig. dont know what i did but coil now has fire now on to no cold start valve for the life of me i cant find good wireing diagram on this sob. mitchell you suck any one have good wireing diagram for this one whitch shows color codes and what temp sen...
2001 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L Temp and Fuel gauges VIN: WAUKC68D11
Base on my testing, the 2 help replys from iATN members and a comparison reference voltage test at the coolant temp sender connector I did on a similar Audi with working gauges(2001 Audi TT Quarto) We have informed the customer that it will take a new instrume...
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L mono valves, floor vents VIN: WBAGF6322S
Thanks for all the replies. After more testing and hair pulling, the car went back to the local dealer since the mono valves would never close. They informed us that when they installed the new mono valve a pin in the plug had bent. They either repaired the pi...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on, long cranking times VIN: WBACD4323T
This car had a air leak at the throttle body. That repair and a new O2 sensor smoothed out the starting. But I fear the honeymoon is over. One bit of information about the Check Control light: it means there is something wrong. It might be low coolant level or... Trouble codes: 141 (oxygen sensor), 455 (gross evap leak), P1250.
1998 BMW 750iL 5.4L srs VIN: WBAGK232XW
thanks for the replies! everybody was correct in that the best way to dio is to have the bmw tool. our generic showed bad control unit. our confusion arose thru various parts people including dealer who insisted this car fell under vin brk & the location & par...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L srs lite on VIN: WBADD6328W
Hello, yes this vehicle had been in a collision and was repaired by local BMW dlr. However customer was told the present condtion wasn't caused by the crash. I armed him with a summary of what I learned here and sent him back to dlr to get it fixed. Thanks, Ba...
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L a/c VIN: WABDT22080
Thanks guys for all the assistence ,it turned out to be the heayter valve after all.
1990 Chevrolet Corsica LT 3.1L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1G1LT54T5L
1992 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 3.1L Rear Brakes VIN: 1G1JF14T9N
Hi guys! Well this one is done! I'd like to thank everyone who responded. Most of the responses suggested that something was wrong in the rear brakes, weather it be the shoes, drums or both. Since we had another Cavalier out back with a bad engine we decid...
1994 Chevrolet Corsica 3.1L RR speed sensor VIN: 1G1LD55M7R
Hey there guys, I have not yet gotten the car back, BUT the customer said it hasnt acted up at all. I appreciate all the help, but it looks like I unwittingly fixed this one. Apparently the two rear bearings and sensors were bad. Not too sure about what fixed ...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L steering VIN: 2C4GP44391
i talked to another guy that found a tsb on the reservoir screen clogged up because the rack going bad sure nuf it was clogged replaced the rack and reservoir and flush and worked great then i had to do the tsb on steering shudder thanks for the help. Glenn
1999 Dodge Caravan 3.3L Pads and rotors VIN: 2B4GP25G5X
Wow !!! Thanks to all that replied. I did fail to say that I had install the pads shims, but the fix was the pad spray to the back of the pads... I just missed that one... Thanks again I-ATN... This site is great...
1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: IFDEE14H4S
thanks for the help,we did what was discussed,we changed the map,unhooked the battery for 30 mins.and suggested to push the throttle wot once in a while climing the mountains so the baro will take a reading.we will know next year when he goes west again.thanks... Trouble codes: 181 (adaptive fuel).
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L brake pedal VIN: 2FTRX18W3X
Thanks for all the help on the ford, we brought it to the dealer for the bleeding. It works fine now. Thanks alot Dave
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L engine VIN: 1FMPU18L9X
Well, I've diagnosed the problem finally, just have to figure out now how to fix it. I sent it to the dealer for the opinion of their service department. Their guy thought possibly something in the intake manifold and said it would need to be torn down. We rem...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Long crank / hard st VIN: 3FAKP1132X
This one ended up being crankshaft end play alloowing flexplate to rub the crank sensor. The scope pattern showed the pattern getting bigger and smaller instead of being a nice crisp even signal. I did try to move crank before we condemed flexplate(found a bul...
2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE1422Y
first off trying not to look like a total moron im the third tech in the shop to look at this one...having said that i should have started from the beginning myself. i assumed this light was a new problem...came back from a vacation to find the van in my bay a... Trouble codes: P0340.
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L engine VIN: 3FTNW21F01
Thanks to every one that took the time to reply. It went back to the dealer as most of you suggested. Turns out it was the oil pump under the timing cover. No problems with pressure, just noisey. thanks again to every one, you guys a great. Keep up the good wo...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTSF30L61
Sorry Guys, I have been begging this guy to bring it in for two weeks, so I could close this post. I have recieved many more e-mails to check the fuel pressure regulator and check ECT. When checking it previously it did not lose pressure or leak externally, bu...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Safety VIN: 1FTNX21F63
well this one is finally fixed. 1st the truck is not equiped with a gem, and 2nd the ford tech got in a hurry and did not progam the cluster. when it went back to ford he was on vacation so a different tech programed all modules and all is well now. we are gre...
1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: IHGCB7554L
thanks for the saved us a ton of time,the o2 wire at the gray 8 pin connector at the right strut tower was pushed back .all we had to do was take a small screw driver and snap the pin in place.all is fixed.thanks Trouble codes: 41 (heater circuit malfunction).
2001 Hyundai XG300 3.0L injector shorted closed VIN: KMHFU45D71
Thanks too all that replied. But no shorts in the wirering found.
1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L readiness monitors VIN: JNKC121D5T
I have not heard back from the customer. Was told to run the drive cycles exactly as stated from manufactor.
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, no power VIN: 1J4GZ58S2W
Well after many hours of retesting and back tracking this is finally out of my hair(not a lot left to get in to but it mine).This was not a simple one item fixs all but a cobination of things that got it better.First off went into shop next day a started from ...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L all gauges VIN: 1J4G258N5Y
I took both bulk head connectors at right front kick panel apart tighten and clean terminals and reconnected all systems are back on line we have put over 150 mi of test drive on car customer is picking car up and tradeing in today thanks to that responded and...
1997 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L No Start VIN: SALPV1441V
All 8 replies were spot on. After installing the used ecm I had to go into the BECM and do a security learn. That is where the Becm and the ecm learn to recognize each other. Vehicle starts and runs now. Thanks.
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4.0L hydraulics VIN: SALTL15442
Thanks to those who responded. Edward from New York hit it suggesting replacing the master. We ended up isolating the master and found it would not develop any substantial pressure. The symptoms were not like any faulty master cylinder in memory. Sometimes we ...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Engine VIN: 1LNHM87A3Y
Thanks to all who replied. Unfotunately this costomer won't return our calls, he was supposed to let us know how the car is doing. Almost all of the responses were about replacing the thermostat and so I did just that and as far as we know it's o.k. Once again...
1980 Mazda RX-7 S 1.1L counterweight VIN: JM1FC3314L
Well THe hardest part was getting the pilot bearing out. We have the little puller for those, but still it was tight. ALAN [...] let me call him for some helpful information and precedures and his instructions were excellent, and most appreciated. We bought ...
1992 Mitsubishi Montero SR 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JA4GK51S8N
Well, we finally bit the bullet. As all replies suggested, it was the ECM. Found a source on Ebay, Auto Computer Exchange. They had the rebuilt in stock, ready to ship. Came pre-programmed with the correct settings from the VIN. Reasonably priced and pre-paid ...
1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.1L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GMBP2YT22
Fist a hugemungous thank you to all who replied.What I didn't mention was I told my sis-in-law to buy this car due to the low price and mileage...soo who felt like the heel here? Anyway, on to the fix, it had 2 bad injectors on #4 and #6. I changed the injec...
1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera SL 3.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G3AM54NXM
thanks to all that replied, the actual problem was that all six injectors were bad, never ran into a vehicle with every injector failing resistance checks. something to think about next time a vehicle thats been sitting for a year or more comes into shop with ...
2000 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GHDT13W4Y
Thanks for all your help. Many replies were headed in the wrong direction as I was. I took the vehicle to my trnasmission man and he told me it was an engine miss. I told him to think again. Then he said there was a possibility that the viscus clutch in the au...
2000 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L fuel gauge, security, battery, abs, awd, etc VIN: 1GHDT13WXY
Stick a fork in this one---its done! Thanks for the helpful replies. We tried the ignition switch after all other atempts failed, but no luck. We should have went after the inop. power seat first(of course).That is where we found the bad ground, under the driv...
1963 Other European DB4 3.5L Mechanical VIN: DB41124RRR
The problem is that I don't have the car here at this time. So measuring the quantity is not possible. After doing some research, I have found that the oil capacity is 13 qts. I recieved one reply that was incorrect. Thanks, Dave
1980 Pontiac Firebird 5.0L Shifting Points VIN: 2X87TAN135
As with some vehicles MUTIPLE problems confuse you when you are looking for one cause to all your issues. This was the case as there were three problems with the transmission - Modulator stuck - Govenor NG - and the valve body was damaged by a previous install...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L gauges VIN: 1G2NE12TXT
Various techs suggested ignition switch or lock cylinder problems. Others reminded us to check power and ground connections, but in this case the fix was a used instrument cluster. Because the cluster houses the anti-theft mod, it had to 'learn' the vehicle's ...
2003 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Differential VIN: 5TENM72N53
thanks for the help,it seems the splines were dry,the ring gear had 020.backlash.the truck went back to the dealer it had 29000. miles on it ive not heard back on the out come.again thanks for the help.
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWEE83A4T
Well thanks for the replies, there was no leak to be found and the gas cap tested good. What I did do was blow out the line from the canister to the gas tank. Monitors set and no codes so far. I had an Audi A6 with the same code, the valve tested good so I ble... Trouble codes: P0440.
1997 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWEE83A3V
Hello, sorry for waiting so long to post this, but I thought maybe the customer would bring this car back again. I recieved a reply from David in CA, saying it was probably a vacuum leak or a mis-reading MAF tested for vacuum leaks and tested MAF, found no pro... Trouble codes: P0134 (no activity bank 1 sensor 1).
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