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1999 Acura CL Premium 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 19UYA3253X
I need a little information about a system so that I can make a decision as to how to proceed. This 1999 Acura 2.3CL will stall and not restart for about 10 minutes. When it stalls the green key flashes. Can the immoblizer system cause a stall while driving? I...
1994 BMW 540i 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAHE6311R
This 540i came in with a no start which was determined to be a bad fuel pump relay. I got the engine running but noticed a rough idle. I could hear a loud sucking noise from the intake area. I removed the upper intake and replaced all the seals and the rear pl...
2001 Buick Century Custom 3.1L abs VIN: 2G4WS52J01
Hello all. Could use a little help on this Buick. Car came in with service vehicle soon, abs, & trac off lights on. Checked codes with mastertech, recorded freeze data & cleared codes. Test drove car, lights came back on right away. (around 15mph). C1232 seems...
1948 Chevrolet Truck 350CID No Start
This is a old Ford Truck. Someone restored and installed Chev engine. I replaced the engine 2 years ago with a reman engine. I also installed reman dist. ( 74 or 75 ) model dist. But since then, about every 3 to 4 months it has to be towed in with no spark. I ...
1983 Chevrolet Monte Carlo CL 5.0L electric window VIN: 1G1AZ3772D
good day all! i have a problem with the passenger side power window not working in the down position using passenger side power window switch. the window goes up with passenger side power window switch, using the drivers side switch, the passenger side window ...
1990 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, knock sensor (yes) VIN: 2GCFK29K4L
hello to all you great gm techs. gota weird one after rebuild tbi(one inj. bad fuel presure reg leaking). After road test notiiced lack of power-- no codes-- but while looking at pids the knock sensor reads yes with engine running, no when engine off,tested an...
1991 Chevrolet S10 2.8L No Start VIN: 1GCCS14R7M
This truck starts and runs fine during warm weather, on a cold morning it won't start unless you give it a shot of starting fluid. After it starts once it's fine for the rest of the day. When this happens it has no injector pulse,untill it's running but not wh...
1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on, Code 43 -ESC Problem
Essentially, there are two problems. (1)When the throttle is snapped from idle in park, or accelerated in gear , it will bog down then slowly recover. (2)Anytime the code (43) is cleared, it comes right back within 5 or 6 seconds, despite repairing the broken ... Trouble codes: 43 (ESC problem)
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GNDT13W8S
Truck Came in with high idle concern, We tested IAC motor determined it had failed and replaced it. Perfect idle and ran smooth... 4 days later same condition determined IAC faulty and replaced, GM Part. 2 days later, you guessed it same thing, HIGH idle. This... Trouble codes: P0507
1999 Chrysler LHS 3.5L brake pedal VIN: 2C3HC56G5X
this vehicle has a low brake pedal,not spongy and pumping brake pedal does not effect pedal does stop but feels like like it is doing so at the bottom of travel.we did block off vacuum to the brake booster(the pedal is hard as expected and does not s...
1992 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B4GH44R8N
thanks in advance,vehicle has no spark,no injector pulse. cranks fine.has new cam & crank sensors.pcm was also replaced.
1996 Dodge Caravan 2.4L Wiper VIN: 2B4FP25B0T
We are following the diagnostic tree and wiring diagrams from Mitchell. Wiper motor does not work. When we supply a ground to wiper on relay wiper motor engages. When we supply a ground at bcm output to relay wiper motor engages. Fault tree shows bcm not ...
1996 Dodge Caravan 3.0L tcc VIN: 2BPGP4430T
Hello, this Caravan has a TCC that the PCM engages and disengages at 45+ mph. It happens quick, and actually feels like an ignition misfire (skipping is the customer's complaint), but on the DRB3, I can see the PCM asking for lock-up, and then asking for disen...
1997 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L Rear Brakes VIN: 1B7GL23Y7V
I have contacted the Chrysler dealership about the problem. They are aware of it but will not admit to a chronic problem and offer no help or assistance to resolve the issue. I have done exhaustive reseach on the internet and found that this is a wide spread p...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L No Start VIN: 1B4GP54LXW
Our favorite customer and her awesome van have returned to us with a very intermittent no start... We have replaced the controller due to a no start condition about 2 months prior to this post (no power to starter, no ground from ECM) At that time we recommend...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L steering lock up VIN: 2B4GP44R91
While driving, the vehicles steering wheel when turning, intermittantly locks up on turns.USUALLY HAPPENDS ON INITIAL START UP.
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Cooling Systems VIN: 3D7HA18N12
truck runs hot even with thermostat out. No heater output also, indicating a coolant flow problem. Visual check of water pump flow on warm engine is good. Does this 4.7 engine have history of head gasket problems or could the factory water pump impeller be sli...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTHX26FXS
good morning; i have a f250 super duty diesel that will not stay running on a cold starts and stalls right away unless i hold the idle up above 1500 rpms for long period of time.while i am holding the idle up, she is rolling off and on rather quickly ... Trouble codes: 1211 (icp pressure above or below desired), 476 (exhaust pressure ctrl valve)
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FALP57U4T
Hello, This vehicle has a problem with electrolysis, After only 6 months the reman engine had a freeze plug rot out. I flushed the system with heavy duty chemical flush and replaced the freeze plug and installed new antifreeze (green). Within 30 minutes the co...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTCR14U6T
Good Day Fellow Techs, We have a real nightmare going on here at our shop. This Ranger has been to several other shops for failed smog. The other shops fixed evap problems, but have never been able to repair the NOX problem. We'll hundreds of dollars later a... Trouble codes: 1151 (o2 2-1 sensor lean. repaired and cleared w/ o2s)
1996 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.9L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTFE24Y7T
See repair history below. This E150 idles normally. As you throttle up to around 1500rpm's or so it hesitates and will stall if you don't back off. Fuel pressure remains steady around 50psi and increases as begins to stall as it should with reduced vacuum. The... Trouble codes: P1100 (maf intermittent), P0102 (maf voltage below limit)
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10A9T
This truck was towed in after customer tried to replace the timming belt. After removal of t-belt cover found timming marks were not lined up correctly.After setting everything back in time truck still would not start. Checked for spark. had none. Customer bro...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L rear tail lights VIN: 2FM2A5146X
please help!!! this 99 windstar vans rear tailights will come on after you take the ignition key out. it takes about 2 or 3 minutes but they will come on and not go off. i have replaced the rear control module and did not fix the problem. the headlight switch ...
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34P6Y
Vehicle has problems runing at highway speeds it starts bucking we had the dealer replace the fuel pump under a recall cleared the code and drove the vehicle again the mil light came on again and the vehicle started acting up again we have also replaced the pl... Trouble codes: P1132 (Lack of Ho2s11 switch Ind rich)
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Pads VIN: 2FMZA55401
Customer came in with pads installed from another garage and was complaining of a rattle. We then installed better pads and rotor with new clips, 2 weeks later rattle came back we then installed new calipers and anchors, and 2 to 3 weeks later customer came ba...
2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FTPX12585
The vehicle shakes at approx. 1500 rpms. It shakes like something is out of balance. I shakes moving or not moving. Park or drive. It shakes worse with a load moving at 1500 rpms
2001 GMC C3500 HD 8.1L left front speed sensor
keeps melting left front speed sensor, has anyone seen anything like this before on these?
2002 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L wheel speed sensors VIN: 4S2CK58D52
Abs light is staying on and i had to jump pin 4 and 12 on the obd2 connector to get the codes and i am getting 51,52,61,62 which are wheel speed sensors .I can not find a way to clear these codes and retest .My snap-on scanner say refer to the book and the boo...
1990 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L pressure VIN: SAJFY1744L
Hi guys..we have this jag here that isn't happy. Customer brought vehicle to us complaining of harsh shifting, she is a regular and no matter how many times we serviced the transmission it was always black. Decided to sell her a rebuilt transmission. Removed t...
2001 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L Unknown VIN: KNAFB12111
This kia belongs to friend. It was driving just fine and then quit shifting. It sometimes has first to second but you cant run it over about 45 mph. I have looked in the archives but nothing found. I have also looked at all data but no good help there. Could s...
1992 Lexus SC300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JT8JZ31CON
no idle, cuts off replace wires, valve cover gasket, plugs, air and fuel filter. no codes. misfire under load. have read about fuel pump ecm could that be the problem here? no idle at all it just dies. please help ... thanks...
1998 Lexus GS400 4.0L Hesitation VIN: JT8BH68X4W
maf readings idle 4.5gps 2500rpm 14.7gps 3500 rpm 23gps are these values good??? hesitates bad cold and a little better warm pulled injectors to be checked and cleaned. fuel pressure 45 - 50 pulse width spreading nicely o2 goes 0mv no codes data good ect
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L a/c compressor VIN: WDBJF65H0X
we normally do not work on european cars. domestic & japanese only. car came in with 2 problems intermittent no start/quitting-checked archieves & replace crank sensor problem gone. next problem a/c compressor not coming on. check freon-none. found out that bo...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E01
We have been stumped with this vehicle for almost a week straight. The vehicle was involved in an accident and three days after the repairs the vehicle started to act-up for the customer. It was hit in the front right corner. It originally came in with a rough... Trouble codes: P0300 (misfire or misfire harmful to twc), P0306 (misfire cyl 6 or misfire harmful to twc)
1997 Mercury Villager (Van) LS 3.0L ABS Module VIN: 4M2DV11W8T
Van came in left front wheel brake dragging. Cracked line at ABS unit, wheel freed. Applyed brake again, wheel dragged. Have bleed system until clear fluid at all 4 wheels. Have tried hard stops to home ABS unit. No codes? I have tried another unit, same probl...
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AC54L5Y
hope someone had this problem before vehicle came in the first time with a no start problem, we found # 13 multipurpose fuse blown, replace it and car restart, cutomer drove vehicle for 100 miles and fuse blew up again. does any one have an idea what wrong wit...
1977 Nissan 280Z 2.8L fuel injectors VIN: HLS30-3505
Please send me anything you may know about this make and model in reference to "no injector pulse." Thanks.
1987 Nissan Stanza XE 2.0L Sun roof
I hope someone can give me some idea how the sun roof switch/motor operate together. I pulled the unit out because of debris plugging drains and I wanted to clean and oil tracks. The thing has leaked pretty badly (that is how I came to be the proud owner of it...
1989 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Daytime Running Lights VIN: JN1HJ01S3K
Hi import techs, the customer requires the DRL to function to get his vehicle approved, so he brought me some wiring diagram printouts, but there is no mention of a DRL module. The nearest Nissan dealer is a 100 miles away, all the other lights work as intende...
1993 Nissan D21 2.4L high nox, intermitted high c.o. VIN: 1N6SD16YXP
truck ran at test-only , i ran a prestest at the shop required by b.a.r. my reading only failed nox at 15 mph. after check most components 02, cat, pulse air, codes,egr,clean backpressure tube, after fifth test notice c.o readings would jump at times 2.o %
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on
This car came to me from the dealer with a huge repair estimate to replace all six ignition coils. The car runs fine and has never missed a beat. The code P1320 is intermittently set you can clear it but within 4 days it is back on with that code. I did some c... Trouble codes: P1320
1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass 3.1L Mechanical VIN: 1G2JD1JW35
has anyone come across an 88 olds calais that jumped out of park and into gear(drive or reverse).
1992 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2HX53LXN
Hello! Vehicle came in with code number 42 (no camshaft reference signal). Customer had replaced cam sensor prior to us getting it! Checked wiring at cam sensor first. Found all three wires going to cam sensor with insulation very brittle and falling apart. Ba... Trouble codes: 41 (no camshaft reference signal)
1992 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1G2HX53L7N
Cleaned MAF, OK for a day then CB. Replaced MAF. Would not communicate with any scanner so... Replaced ECM. Now able to communicate. No codes and nothing unusual in datastream. Changed fuel filter to give me something to do while I was thinking about what the ...
1981 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WP0EA0917B
First of all, thanks for taking a look at what we've got here. This car had been sitting in the customers garage for about 3 1/2 years. Before setting up, c/s car was hard to start after hot soak, had to wait about 30 min., then would be o.k. I've not been abl...
2001 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA29851
to al you grea techs and soon to be great techs, we have this boxter in for secondary air implausable code. we have smoked the system and found no vacuum leaks. has anyone run across this code? the archives show a couple of posts relating to o/2's. what trigg... Trouble codes: 1411 (secondary air)
2002 Saturn L100 2.2L Hesitation VIN: 1G8JS54F22
i'm back after few ez reprs. but i'm here screaming for a help,i notice after ez ones hardones show up . but its ok thats what it keeping sharp . this saturn l100 came w/misfire no power on accl. retrieve codes po300 - u got it ramdom misfire follow flowchart ...
1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 2.5L Low Fuel Light VIN: JS3TD62V6X
The low fuel warning light doesn't come on at all. Is it supposed to do a bulb check when the ignition is turned on? I've tested the sender and it is working properly. Alldata has no info on this light. Thanks for any help.
2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E4Y
Hello, This corolla originally came in with the s.e.s. light on. We scanned and retrieved code p03oo random misfire. The only symptom the customer was having was a start and stall problem in the morning. The car would start right back up and was fine the rest ... Trouble codes: P0300
2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L fuel guage -speedometer VIN: JTDDR32T2Y
Hello out there, hope someone has seen this problem before. I have a toyo. celica gt every once in a while the speedo will drop to 0 and the fuel guage will show empty. The cust. says it happens 3or 4 time a day. sometimes the gauges wont come back till the ca...
1988 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 16-Valve 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWHC0167J
I have a car that cranks ok, but will not start. It has not spark. On this car the Knock CU controls the signal to the IGN CTRL UNIT. I have no signal but I do have a signal out of the Hall sensor to the Knock unit and all other input are normal into the Knock...
1995 Volkswagen Jetta 1.9L instrument cluster VIN: 3VWRF01H5S
when ignition is switched on odometer and clock slowly dimm then when glow plug relay clicks odometer and clock return and after start up glow plug light flickers
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSS29M61
no power. The car will start and go just fine but stops pulling about 4000-4500 rpm. I have read all about the bad air flow meters. They are very cheap now, $92.00 list. Have replaced the air flow meter 2 times from dealer and the front o-2 also. The o-2 are $...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSP69M43
Hi there, Cannot find info on this code P0674 #4 Glow plug circuit. car does not appear to have glow plugs in normal locations, code cleared and reset, hoping may get some info before car returns for diagnosis. Thanks in advance for any help on this code/diagn... Trouble codes: P0674 (4 glow plug circuit)
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Cooling fans Dual, two speed system VIN: 3VWRK69M54
Hello. This vehicle came in with several electrical problems and other repairs related to the damage sustained in a wreck. All the other problems have been addressed but the fan issue remains. Once the key is cycled, the cooling fans will come on and remain on...
1989 Volvo 760 2.3L Cuts out VIN: YV1GA8752K
Car will start run and briefly and shut off. when it dies, it still has fuel pressure but spark at plugs dies. When it shuts off I lose the pulse at coil. I changed the distributor along with pickup assembly. Still loses coil pulse when it shuts down. I got a ...
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Surge VIN: YV1LZ56DXY
Thank you to all in advance!! This vehicle has a surge(can also see the tach fluxuate at same time) at 1700-2000 RPM on a cruise.I have been able to simulate symptoms in the bay under a power brake condition.Is almost constant.Scan tool finds no codes in power...
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZS6D6Y
The car came in barley running due to the fact that the ETC and software needed to be replaced.Customer came back the next day with complaints of hesitation at start up.Scanned car and number 2 and 4 cylinders had misfires, tested both igniton coils and the wa... Trouble codes: ECM, 130A (Air intake leakage), ECM, 3503 (Misfire at least one cylinder), ECM, 3523 (Misfiring damaging to the TWC faulty signal), ECM, 3543 (Misfiring damaging to the TWC faulty signal)

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1995 Audi RS2 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WACZZZ8CZS
Thanks, about this problem , but the real soluction is the camshaft damper, the camshaft sensor is ok , Thanks a lot Trouble codes: 00515 (VAG code camshaft signal at positive).
2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L oil leak VIN: TRUWT28N91
hello, most of the replies i got suggested the cam seal, tensioner, or valve cover gasket. we are pretty sure its the head gasket, as we can see the valve cover gasket, and cam seal while its running, and there is no oil there. we had the tensioner off, used R...
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACD4323W
Thanks for your replies. Sorry mine took so long, we had to get the trans back in the car. We found the pressure sensor wires cut in the trunk. Seems the car just came from the body shop!! Thanks for the help in finding the sensor. Trouble codes: 11 (Tank Pressure Sensor code from AST Retreiver-Modus the same).
1999 Cadillac Catera 3.0L No Start VIN: W06VR52R2X
After Looking at all angles,I sent it to dealer. I still think that there is a problem with ECM. I did unplug all 5 volt sensors,Checked grounds,ect. The ecm would not ground those 2 circuits. It has been a year since I sent a vehicle away with no answer,and i...
1998 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 6.5L engine VIN: 1GCHK33FOW
thanks everyone for the ideas but it turns out this motor has no woodruf key on anything crank driven. none on the cam lower gear,crank sensor or balancer. we installed some keys and got it started but now runs poorly. has one dead hole so we can proceed form ...
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Stall VIN: 3GNEC16TXY
thanks for all the replies, we informed customer to get computer reflashed first and then we would test wiring and the iac. customer has not returned
1996 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.3L cooling fans VIN: 2C3HD56T4T
Well. sorry this took so long to reply back to ya all. I advised my friend to replace the RFI module, but he did not feel that the problem was there, so instead of fixing it the conventional way, he came up with a maze of wires, temp switches, and relays to ma...
1990 Dodge Spirit 2.5L black smoke on accel VIN: 1B3BA46K3L
The customer reporting that her vehicle is running fine. I replaced the Map sensor and it doesn't rich anymore. I'm not going to persue the idle flutter due to the fact that its a 1990 K-car (2.5l). Thanks for all your help.
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 1B4GP54L7T
well thanks for all the replies. we were using atf+3 since the begining. some had suggested that. after doing some more air checking and head scratching we decided to put in a reman crysler tranny. that fixed it, and we were glad to see it go as the owners wer...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HF13Z0X
The customer refuses additional work. He is going to go to the dealer. Trouble codes: P0138 (O2 sensor high voltage).
2001 Dodge Durango 4.7L Surge VIN: 1B4HR28N61
Nearly everyone suggested that the tps was the problem. Apparently these 4.7's are having an issue with these.I recommended that the customer replace it. The customer has agreed but has not returned to let me do the work. Thanks for the assistance. Trouble codes: P0121 (TPS does not agree with MAP).
2002 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L abs lamp VIN: 1B3EL46XX2
O.K., We back dated Snap-On scanner 1 year and was able to get information needed for tests and repairs. Diagnosis: Faulty HCU Motor. Thanx for the replies!!
1987 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L door lock VIN: 1FABP53U4H
since car quite doing the problem on it is own, for now i gave the car back to the owner to see if it happens agian or not,
1993 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTHS24Y4P
Vehicle repaired by replacing computer again, Sorry it took a while to get back in touch with everyone, but found out there was no computer available from Ford. (Said they had a shortage of cores) Finally located a computer from small dealer in NY, Got it here... Trouble codes: 113 (intake air sensor), 118 (coolant temp sensor), 123 (throttle pedal position), 126 (coolant temp sensor), 334 (knock sensor), 337 (crankshaft position sensor).
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTDX1727V
Thanks to all that replied, yes, these intake gaskets are the same as the GM gaskets. Plastic and a rubber bead. On this engine, it will be the LF or the RR cylinders. Both are very near coolant port. Be sure to repair the corrosion in the aluminum heads and i...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L fuel guage VIN: 1FAFP53231
I want to thank everyone for their valuable help. I replaced the Flex Fuel Module located behind the radio, and this solved the concern. Again, thanks for all the great help. Troy
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDAF56P54
I did not fix this vehicle it was towed to the ford shop and i was told by them that it would not start because it was low on oil and that shut the truck down ..
1997 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GKDT13W5V
most everybody suggested tire size or ratio problem. the vehicle has the same brand tire, size, but not make. the style of tire had a p instead of an s. also i was measuring the tire incorrectly. i measured diameter instead of circumference. the front tires we...
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJGN5048X
Thanks for the responce on common problems, what we found with this vehicle, is the fuel pump was faulty, the tank is in trunk and has a housing that fits on top of tank, thats the last connector you can check for power/ground, once removed there is a small co... Trouble codes: P1111.
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L vehicle info center VIN: 1J4GZ78Y0R
I checked grounds everthing was fine. The vehicle left and I did not here from her. I called to find out when she was to bring it back and she said the VIC worked fine problem disappeared. I did checked the wire harness to the hitch. It runs parallel to the ta...
2006 Lexus GS300 3.0L maintenance light VIN: JTHBH96S96
2001 Lincoln Continental 4.6L interior temperature VIN: 1LNHM97VX1
Well, in the case of this vehicle, it seems that the problem we WERE chasing was fixed with the last part, a temperature control module. THIS time the problem was a compressor that just decided to go out. Due to its timing we thought we were chasing the same o...
1974 Mercedes-Benz 280 2.7L lockup converter VIN: 1140601210
torque converter replaced. thanks to all replies. also the carburator was not adjusted properly. thanks all for the replies. this monster is not in our shop anymore!!
1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC 5.0L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBCA44A2E
Thanks to all who replied. Alexander from Georgia hit it on the head. Weak spark was my problem. The car had an aftermarket control unit for the ignition, the silver box on the drivers fender. To anyone replacing these control units my advice to you is do not ...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WDBEA30D1K
The customer pulled the car to take it to the dealer, she thought we were moving too slow. I personally think it was the overvoltage protection relay as on of the replyes suggested. I was in the process of checking and possibly replacing when the car left. Tha...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L MIL Lamp on, fuel in canister VIN: WDBJF82H5X
My apologies for not posting this fix sooner. I had replaced the fuel filter on this vehicle 300-400 miles prior to the problem. It had run perfectly during that time. After testing all evap components, I traced source of raw fuel back to the vent line on the ... Trouble codes: 446 (canister shut off valve).
1997 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L unknown VIN: 4M2DV1115V
Well, Customer (my neighbor) had not called back to schedule more time for us to look closer at the ignition system and gather more scanner info. We talked on Sunday,10/02 and he is currently scheduled to go to Louisianna to help elderly inlaws recover flooded...
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D73
i would thank everybody who replied, i disconnected the battery for 1/2 hour still did not work i drove the vehicle around and activated everthing ,but i think it was the cruise control that did it ,i brought back the the shop and tried the learning sequence a... Trouble codes: 507 (high idle).
1995 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Elite 3.8L starter/ignition VIN: 1G3CX52K9S
Hi, this Olds seems to be fixed. The customer originally had a no start problem which I found was a loose connection at the starter. What had originally gave me the trouble was that the customer had given me a key that she had made in a hardware store. When sh...
1992 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Misfire VIN: 4S3BJ6335N
Sorry for the delay. Took awhile for customer to bring vehicle back. Thanks to all who applied, did some more tests, and replaced the ignitor. Problem fixed. Running like a dream now.
1987 Toyota MR2 GT 1.6L charge warning light, fan warning light, brake wa VIN: JT2AW1554H
i would like to thank everyone that offered help to me on this one . the alternator was at fault. i unplugged the yellow ground wire at the alternator to verify the problem within the alternator. thank you peter for the advice on the ground wire. the customer ...
2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEGF21A11
I learned much about this system, and what can go wrong, thanks to the replies of the experienced techs who helped-the vacuum switching valves can stick, gas caps leak, hoses can be cracked or leaking (use smoke machine), the charcoal canister can be the probl... Trouble codes: 0440 (Evaporative emissions system), 0441 (Evaporative emissions system), 0446 (Evaporative emissions system).
1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWCA0153H
Replaced the fuel pump relay and kept vehicle for 2 weeks driving it around and never had anymore problems .Customer came back in shop today and said she drove the car for over 600 miles over the weekend and had no problems .
1989 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 2.1L Hesitation VIN: WAB47OU812
Hello, thanks to everyone that responded.Duane,when I ohmed the coolant sensor cold it showed to be good. However when ran for a few seconds it would show no continuity. replaced the sensor,runs fine. Thanks again,warren
2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPG21J81
Fred from Texas got it right. The catalytic convertor was defective. The vehicle was brought to the dealer, and inspite of miles of red tape, the convertor was replaced under warranty. Trouble codes: P0420 (bank 1 catalytic effeciency).
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSB69M82
There is a tech bulletin 0104-12 that fixes this problem. The tech bulletin was issued for jettas with 1.8 turbo engines, but it works the same for the 2.0 w/o turbo. Thanks to all of those that tried to help me. Miguel A [...] Trouble codes: P1355 (ignition circuit open circuit).
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.8L abs code VIN: 4ERER12SDF
I have some good info here there is a site that can help with these code for VW and Audi the web site is I got the login and software codes for this car. to use this site you will have to find the install list of all the options found in...
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