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1994 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L IPC oil alert VIN: 1G6KF52Y6R
shut eng off displays on ipc-low oil pressure. does not happen all the time. usually when the wife is driving the car. simple ground circuit thru oil pressure switch to ground from ipc. thought someone out there has seen same concern.
1997 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 7.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GBKC34J4V
Truck came in with 3 leaking injectors and 80 lbs fuel pressure. Replaced injectors and pressure regulator with AC Delco parts. Had no injector leakage but still 80 psi with or without vacuum to regulator. Replaced regulator with Standard Ignition brand and no...
1995 Chrysler Concorde 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2C3HD56F5S
This car had a MIL: code indicated EGR control valve. This was replaced, MIL went off. A couple of days later the car started running VERY poorly. The car is running rich as can be: gas practically pours out the exhaust. #5 cylinder is dead, all plugs carbon/... Trouble codes: 35 (speed control relay fault)
2002 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Cooling Fans VIN: 2C3AE66G42
We have a 2002 300M that will not communicate with our scanner. The scanner is good and works but will not communicate with this vehicle. The cooling Fans are Inop and vehicle is overheating. The check engine light is on. All fuses are good. Water level is goo...
1991 Dodge Dakota 5.2L No Start VIN: 1B7GG23Y7M
No power to the distributor I have power to the coil power to the fuel pump to start i had no power to the fuel pump there was no power to one side of the relay put power to the hi power side of the relay still no power to the fuel pump fould that there whas n...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L rear main seal VIN: 1FTSW31F32
rear main seal really looked like it was leaking, had oil too high for pan and really clean everywhere else i could see. i put a new seal in and it immediately leaked a pretty good stream. following directions i did not prelube but it did seem to slip on a lit...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L 4 Wheel Drive VIN: 1FTPW14514
Hi, This truck will not engage the front wheels in 4X4 mode. The front axles will spin, but the auto hubs will not lock. Alldata has no info what so ever so my resourses are limited. I did notice there are two vacum lines that go in to the hub. One is sealed a...
1997 Acura Integra LS 1.8L ecu VIN: DC1-120218
hello everybody, i have a curly one. this honda integra came to us with 3 fault codes for the ABS one code was for the control monitoring circuit (low fluid handbrake applied etc) we replaced the disc pads and raised the fluid level which cleared the code. the...
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1240X
i have a 1999/2000 discovery series II i have a misfire on cyl 3 and 1 i have good compression spark and fuel. i have no vaccum leaks. i have replace the intake gasket, plugs, plug wires, and injectors on 1 and 3, i have also run 4 cans of sea foam through the... Trouble codes: P1300 (manufacturer controlled ignition system), P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire), P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire)
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Collision Repair VIN: 1344FSDL55
car was hit in the front no air bag deployment but the roll bays 9back seat head rests) cam up. by pushing the up button on the roll bar switch I got the roll bars down. but the light on the switch is now red and the top is not working. how do i get codes and ...
1953 Other European K3 331CID harness is butcherd VIN: K332820000
Howdy IATN buds, This is for the old school boys. Does any one have a schematic for a 1953 Allard K3,Painter took out the harness and did not label it well,and cut at every bulkhead , so I have a mess!I need to have one reproduced and I'm going crazed trying t...
1993 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L compressor VIN: 2P4GH2536P
Need advise on AC system concern. The vehicle has been worked on previously for same concern. Now its up to me to fix it and I'm stumped.The compressor cycle time is too quick. Sometimes the pressures are 175/30 and the compressor cylces off. We replaced the e...
1989 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L rear disc system VIN: 1G2FS2180K
Greetings: This vehicle was brought in for failing Mass. state safety inspection for inefficient rear disc brakes & inefficient parking brake system. Has PBR single piston rear brake calipers. Even with new rear pads, the park brake will not hold the vehicle ...
2001 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L idle, dying out VIN: 1G2HX54K91
car starts up fine, at cold idle, rpm is about 1000-1100, whaen off cold idle, car rpm is anywhere from 500-850rpm's, after car is at temperaure, occasionally dies out, you have to brake torque car at stop light to keep running.
1985 Porsche 924 2000CC engine VIN: VBF571056Y
Since engine bay was pressure washed engine will not switch off from key and oil pressure is very low - I don't see how they can be related. Have disconected oil pressure switch and alternator but problem still exists. Disconnecting 9 pin plug where loom goes ...
2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L headlamps VIN: 4T1BE32K04
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L shift lever area VIN: WVWNA63B2X
Hello VW Techs We just did a valve job and also installed new piston rings in this engine, we did it without removing the engine from the car, but removed the front suspension cross member, the engine runs perfect, but there are two problems: 1. there is a int...

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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L radio VIN: WBAFA52070
Yes guys this one is fixed. I turned out to be the cd changer itself, although the changer was reading the cd's the radio coud not commmunicate with the changer. Thanks for all the help.
1995 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.8L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Backfire VIN: 1C4GH54L9S
I can not find anyway that this crank signal could have changed its pattern or why it did. Like stated before the sensor switched back to the right way (5v in window, 0v no window) after I took it out and tested against a piece of metal. I was hoping someone o... Trouble codes: 43 (peak primary circuit current not acheived with maximum dwell time).
2002 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Lock up VIN: 3B7MF33642
Special tkx to all who replied. specially Lane flora for the time taken to look up the links required...ty She linked me up with a fellow in Alabama who produces the happy-box,,, Unfortunatly due too customs, have yet to recieve and install, Expect it in about...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 6.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FBJ53153V
thanks guys for all the help. It turns out cleaning the tops of the injectors did the trick. Donald hit the nail on the head! Now I can enjoy my lunch and so can the other guys in the shop.
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP52U11
hi all, the problem on this p.o.s. was a broken #4 exhaust valve spring. the only thing is, why didn't we see vacuum needle flutter when it was running? just glad it's fixed and thanks to all of those who replied. Trouble codes: 0304 (cylinder 4 misfire).
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.7L speedometer VIN: 1HGCE6663S
The majority of replies confirmed my suspicion that the speedometer head was at fault.The output from the speed sensor to the OBD II scanner was normal. Luckily, the speedo head can be replaced without replacing the whole cluster, and the cost is similar to a ...
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L cabin heating VIN: AEH4598700
hi, thank you for those few who mentioned the blend door, that was the problem, it would not close. Alldata didn't show this with a blend door , or I missed it. Either way I thank all of you very much. PS. The replaced parts were done because they were origion...
1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: SAJNX274SC
customer hadnt returned yet replies said to replace both crank sensors. since the fuel filter was clogged one said to check the wires at the fuel pump because they can burn up. had one that said maf could be it if the customer comes back i will reopen post wit...
1997 Mercury Villager (Van) LS 3.0L ABS Module VIN: 4M2DV11W8T
Thanks for the help! I overlooked the simple stuff. A new master cylinder did the job. Thanks again. Don
1991 Nissan 240SX 2.4L No Start VIN: JN1MS36P3M
This problem is fixed and the young buck who owns it is now able to street race once again. Hmmm. The final fix was three part. Since the client wanted to 'help' by painting and polishing everything prior to reassembly, my timing marks were removed. Additional...
1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L noise VIN: 1G3AJ85M2T
this was a good one, turns out the center support for the transmission had been hit quite a while ago since there were no signs of current damage. the support had pushed the transmission up and caused the misalignment of the drive shaft and thus the scrapping ...
1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, VIN: BG5-125636
Hi everyone, thanks for your replies. i pulled the intercooler off and found a valve beneath it which had jammed closed. i fixed that and repaired some vaccumm leaks and all was good. the owner has not come back although he did say once the cel light has come ... Trouble codes: 66 (Two stage twin turbo system).
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, NO POWER VIN: 453BK4952X
I had several replys all stating that this vehicle had a MAF problem. Replaced MAF and problem gone. Thank you all
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT28G12K0Y
thannx for all the replies. Checked every ground and made sure all where clean and tight, no difference, removed crank sensor and tested, tested good, even stripped back wiring harness and checked shielding wires all ok, no problems found, cam and crank were a...
1996 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GK12M0T
Customer declined any additional repair. Was taking it back to a previous shop that worked on the same problem. I had many suggestions for cleaning the throttle body port, checking Vacuum Modulator, and a bad VSV. Unfortunately, I couldn't continue with the di... Trouble codes: P0401 (Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Insufficient Detected).
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWBH63B01
The posts that I had not yet done were replacing the evap canister with a 'possibly' updated version. I did get the current evap from VW and a new gas cap for good measure. The car was driven over 500 miles by my employees and then the incorrect evap flow code... Trouble codes: P0441 (incorrect evap purge flow global obd ii), 16825 (evap purge flow bad vw specific).
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