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1991 Acura Integra LS 1.8L rear defrost VIN: JH4DB165XM
The rear defrost doesn't activate. The switch tests good and I traced wiring to the fuse box. There is a timer circuit inside the integrated control unit as well as a relay. I've never run into this type of system. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks for h...
1985 BMW 325e 2.7L No Start
This is a European "grey market" BMW; that's why no VIN; We have no fuel pressure, no pump operation; but power and grounds at the pump; we have spark, but no injector pulse (we have 12V at the injectors); my ALLDATA info does not completely match the car (plu...
1991 BMW 850i 5.0L Inst. cluster gages VIN: WBAEG2311N
Dear Group, I have an 92/850i and none of the instr. cluster gages work. I have checked and fuses and power and grounds at the cluster and they are all good. I ordered a used cluster and was told it had to be coded. Took the car to the dealer and my friend th...
1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L engine VIN: W06VR52R5V
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1978 Chevrolet C30 Cheyenne 7.4L brakes VIN: CCS348Z214
We have this truck that has a hard brake pedal. The customer has had the hydro boost replaced already. both of the lines to the unit are new. Power steering works normally. When we started on the truck the front brakes were stuck on. We tracd this back to the ...
1980 Chevrolet El Camino 4.4L 3-4 shift VIN: 1W80JAD449
Trans has been in the car for about 8 years (about 15K miles) and has been trouble-free -- until now. Shifts normally 1-2-3, no slip- but doesn't even attempt the 3-4 shift, whether left in "OD" or manually shifted. No previous warning signs- one day it just d...
1993 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L 2nd gear starts VIN: 1GCEK14K0P
Hello All, I have one that I need a little help on. Truck came in fried, rebuilt it with Precision converter,new solenoids and new wiring harness. After overhaul,vehicle starts off in second gear. Once the vehicle starts moving, it will downshift to 1st and pr...
1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L No Start VIN: 2G1FP32P6R
Help needed from those w/ more GM experience. This car came in on hook, was not getting stable high res signal from dist.. Replaced dist--still no start. It does this really weird thing--after cranking it runs backwards for a couple revolutions with the key on...
1994 Chevrolet Beretta 2.2L Cuts out VIN: 1G1LV1544R
followed flow chart tryed new prom new computer & ingtion module crank sensor found wiring harness to sensor if we wiggled would act up spliced wires from sensor to center of loom were we could make it act up run fine till test drive set code & cut out ohm out... Trouble codes: 19 (crnk sensor fault)
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: IGIJCI246V
The problem is rough idling, sometimes severe hesitation, sometimes slight hesitation, and occasional stall. The fuel trims are always extremely low (-40) indicating a correction for a rich mixture which seems to be the case, but not to the point of smoking bl... Trouble codes: P0300, P0172
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L suspension VIN: 1GCEK14T71
Thanks to all for reading this post to begin. The vehicle came in with a vibration that appears to be in the rear of the vehicle. It does not shake the steering wheel, just mainly you feel it in the seat. The speed seems to be at about 60-65mph. The owner firs...
1997 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Cuts out VIN: 1C3EJ56HOV
i need a good chrysler guru here.this cirrus just cuts out at anytime,at idle or cruise.when it dies there is no 8 volts anymore for the crank sensor and distributor at pcm.i just put the key at off for 30 sec. and it starts and runs for some times.already rep...
1995 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L Stall VIN: 1B7HF16Y0S
Truck will fire right up and mostly have no fast idle,[...] r.p.m cold and hesitate for 45 sec. warm idle great 750 in drive no hesitation,been chasing for awhile cannot pinpoint.
1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L No Start VIN: 1B3HD56F55
huy guys a friend of mine had his car die out and will not start, check spark and found loosing signal to coil, good power to coil, red wire from coil shows no ground signal from computer, white wire has a flash signal, black wire shows a steady ground, this c...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L No Start VIN: 1B4GP54L9T
We have ran test on the system no codes set with a long crank 10 25 secs. and the computer can force the system to fire the 1,2,&3 cyl. all are seperate from each otherin the computer so the coils all have power when the scanner tells them to fire. The crank a...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HF16ZXV
had a customer come in on monday with a hard to start problem.customer asked for a starting and charging system check it checked out ok besides a bad belt and tens. he came back on tuesday to have belt and tens. replaced he asked if we could check his dist. ca... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire), P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire), P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire), P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire), P0308 (cylinder 8 misfire)
2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Starting VIN: 1B7GG22X8Y
Hey guys, I'm hoping there's some Chrysler techs' or someone who can give me some insight to this vehicles problem. The truck was towed in for a no start, It will turn over but doesn't start. When you turn the key on all normal warning lights illuminate except...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HC13Z7Y
This Dodge Truck came in with a transmission issue and was setting mutable transmission codes (no engine codes at this time). Replaced several defective solenoids in trans and the following codes reset PO748, P1765,PO743 and PO753 with one key cycle. Traced it... Trouble codes: P0152, P0132, P0141, P0161, P0155, P0135
2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HS28N61
Missfire #5...I am pulling my hair out... I have checked everything possible...compression, fuel, spark, moved the coil, plug and injector ...no change, still #5 missfire...So, replaced the cam and crank sensors...still no change...the injector and coil harne... Trouble codes: P0305 (5 missfire)
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.8L ABS Code 1185 VIN: 1FBJS31H5S
Hello, I have a 1995 clubwagon E350 with an ABS light on. Initially it had codes set for all 6 solenoid valves. Cleared codes and ran self test. Codes for LF isolation valve, RF isolation valve, and rear isolation valve came back. Inspected HECU, no problem...
1996 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP45X9T
this mustang came to us with history of drivability problems. the customer had it at another shop for cel light on and no power concerns. they put in a new fuel pump. this did not fix all of the problems. now he brought us the car. when i pulled the codes and ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P1158 (lack of ho2s b2s2), P1138 (lack of ho2s b1s2), P1152 (lack of ho2s b2s2), P1132 (lack of h02s b1s1)
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Serp Belt VIN: 1FMDUZ4E4V
I have a 1997 Exploder that keeps wearing the belt off. It skips the rear groove on the balancer and shreads one groove off the belt. We have tried everything we can think of to repair this. I am asking if anyone has come across this and has a repair i can use...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FTZR15X8W
i believe this trans is working as it is supposed to. closest i have come to proof of this is a shift chart in our online info system that shows min. throttle 1-3 shift. trans. shop that overhauled insists that this is not right. i have no explanation as to wh...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L rear air springs VIN: 1FMRU17L6W
could somebody please tell me where the suspension control module and the gem module are located, the system only has rear air springs, no front air springs. both air springs are inop. i have checked rear level sensor (ok), compressor relay (ok). compressor do...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55U2Y
Help Ford techs!! Trying to do a complete accurate diagnosis on this misfiring taurus! Car came in with CEL on and constant misfire on 2 cylinders. Verified no spark on #2 & #6 section of coil. Scanned codes- PO351 -352- 353 coil circuit malfunction codes and ... Trouble codes: P0351, P0352, P0353, P0302, P0306
2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L fuel won't fill VIN: 2FAFP71W91
when fueling vehicle only .3 tenths of fuel go in replaced fuel tank filler neck replace tank assembly with new vent valves replace filler neck with known good one and still won't take fuel hook up ngs and performed evap test and test passed with flying colors...
2004 Ford F-150 Heritage XL 4.6L 1-2 shift 2-3 shift 3-4 shift VIN: 2FTRX18W14
I have fixed several other problems and down to, what i hope is the last problem The trans in overdrive will not make the 1-2 shift stays in secound gear when it tryes to shift into 3rd it goes to nuetral. when you manualy shift from 1st to 2nd is ok . also th...
2004 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L no start VIN: 2FMZA51644
I got this van in a few days ago from another repair shop with a no start.. and ifound that the fuel pump relay was the bad.. install the new relay yay it starts... opps but only for about five seconds.. checked fuel pressure.. scan tool says its about 72psi o...
1994 Geo Tracker 1.6L raido VIN: 2CNBE18U3R
could someone please tell me how this theftlock radio unlock code can be entered. I know how to unlock the 6 digit type but not the 4 digit type.this is the 4 digit type. I figured out by trial and error that if i press preset 2 and 3 it will give me the 4 dig...
1998 GMC Savana 3500 6.5L signal lights VIN: 1GDJG31F9W
This is a cube van with a wiring nightmare. left turn signal with foot on brakes will stop flashing and stay lit RT signal light will also stay lit (bright),rt front light will light dimly. with left turn signal on only both Lt rear and rt rear will flash brig...
1999 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GTHG39R1X
after truck warms up,will surge and stall under load..no codes everything appears within specs on tech2..no vacuum leaks,dist is installed correctly..any and all help is greatly appreciated..thanks,Charlie
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Mechanical VIN: 1J4GZ78Y3P
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2002 Kia Spectra 1.8L temp readings VIN: KNAFB12152
Vehicle came into shop with check engine lite on with code PO128 stored(coolant temperature out of parameters). Checked t-stat and it was stuck open. Replaced with oem 195 degree and replaced rad.cap.Vehicle came back one week later with same code stored. Free...
1996 Lexus ES300 3.0L Running Lights
A customer brought in his ES300 with no rear left running lights (2 X 1157) (1 X ? even locking pegs, one element) no front or rear side running light (left), After checking fuses, I removed the Enclosure and checked the bulbs. two 1157's and a single element ...
2001 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1LNHM97V51
This is the strangest thing I have ever seen. I am at a loss. This car idles smooth & drives smooth, but if you take your foot slightly off the brake and let the car creep very slowly the car will shake similar to a very warped brake rotor but it is faster tha...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22C1C
This Mazda will not communicate thru the OBD2 connector. Power and ground are good to the data link connector and there is wiring to pin #2 and #10 on the data link connector. I have no activity on these two circuits. Looking at the schematic in Alldata does n...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L No Start VIN: WDBJF72F9V
Car was at a car stereo shop, had some additional equipment added. Doors were left open, killed battery. They attempted to charge/boost car-No start since. The car will start and run with carb cleaner. Power is applied to all injectors, but no pulse. As work w...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L cannot fill fuel VIN: WBDHA24GXY
Hello i Have this MB messing with my head, car has a very sporatic condition where it wont take fuel at all, car belongs to a friend, no faults, no Mil, visual checks of the evap system all show nothing, car is in great shape, just wanted a little insite pri...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L upshift VIN: 4JGAB54E52
I've retrieved fail code P0702 by generic OBD II scantool and immediatley after erase it, code comes back. I've checked technical info and it shows that problem is a TCM damaged, also that there is a communication problem with TCM so communication is via Can-b...
1995 Mitsubishi Chariot GT 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: N43W020000
Car came to us from Mitsubishi dealers, It was badly misfiring at idle and had loss of power. We checked cam timing and found it to be 1 tooth out. Replaced cam belt and corrected cam timing (balance shaft is at the correct timing as well). The car has found i...
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4E3AK44Y3S
this car has a hesitation or stumble on accel in all gears. vehicle is from a used car lot so no history available. when first arrived would hardly run, had multiple codes stored, and bs data. replaced pcm, did much better, except for c.e.l. and stumble after ... Trouble codes: P0351, P0352
1993 Nissan NX XE 2.0L pilot bushing VIN: JN1GB36C5P
I pulled the motor out of my 93 nissan nx2000, for an overhaul. I forgot to pull the pilot bearing out before I sent it to the machine shop.I can't seem to find one that will work. I show a PB22 as the bushing, but it is too small to fit over the input shaft.I...
1994 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L torque converter VIN: JN1HJ01FXR
I posted a help request on this vehicle 2 weeks ago. We have wittled our problems down to one. (previous symptoms included no upshift out of first, and a bad slip shift into second. Both were very intermittent. The car left the shop and all were very happy. Cu...
1996 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1N6SD16S5T
Hi to all that can help. We were about to let the car go and decided to give you guys/gals a shot. Problem only happens at 2000 to 3,000 rpm, has a number 4 missfire. Did replace EGR and back pressure valve. Unplugging EGR valve, there is no problem. I did s... Trouble codes: P0304
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L oil VIN: 1N4AC11D12
smoking very bad on acelleration & using oil no smoke at idel it was clean
2005 Nissan murano 3.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1TAN2502
suv runs great no problem whatso ever all scann readings are normall, no MIL/codes (scann with mt 2500)the only problem is on start up, hot or cold , when starting the car, fires up good goes up to 1500 then drops down to 200 rpm or dies do it three time then ...
1990 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G3HN54C5L
this car runs for 5 min. and then starts to miss (the injectors start to dubble pulse) and stall and when its worm it runs for 20 seconds and stall and then somtimes when you try to restart it crankes like the timing is to advanced. I have tryed to moduals two...
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5L MIL Lamp on, Evaporative System VIN: 1G3GR64H61
Hi again best techs in the world, I'm needing help on this Aurora. It keeps setting a P0440 (Evap system "problem". May also be defined as large leak detected??). This car has been to several shops and a dealership for this fault. So far no one can find it. ... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evaporative System Fault large leak detected)
1999 Pontiac Montana 3.4L ABS light VIN: 1GMDX03E3X
This pontiac montana has an ABS light that stays on with one or more of the following codes: C1225--LF excessive wheel speed variation C1226--RF excessive wheel speed variation C1232--LF wheel speed circuit open or short C1233--RF wheel speed circuit open ...
2000 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G2FV22G0Y
Now as engine idles, idle will drop and engine will stall. (Customer says he put a GT2 cam in this motor himself. And that it ran fine for almost a year...) When checking vacuum it starts out at around 18 and will drop to 10 where it levels off at until it sta... Trouble codes: P0504
1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3DF78N8V
Hi, Saab question here. This is a cranking no-start, no-spark situation. I did replace the crank sensor, the old one was open ckt. I need to know how to test the DI cassette ( red one without harness pigtail) on the ten pin female connector. We do not have any...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L All wheel drive unit VIN: 4S3BG6855W
Hi gang this Subaru is binding on turns with no trans codes. all tires are the same size and pressure. i have read many posts on what to check. we originally did a trans and transfer clutch AWD unit rebuilt and new dealer AWD solenoid to cure this binding. Pro...
1994 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1GK12C4R
Hello everybody, I've got a camry here that will start, run for a few seconds, then die. After doing some checking I began to suspect a fuel problem. If you spray into the intake with carb cleaner the car will stay running. I've checked fuel pressure, around ...
1997 Toyota 4Runner 2.7L keyless entr VIN: JT3GM84R7V
Howdy there, New customer, came in for starter problem, during testing the battery was disconnected, upon reconnection horn started blowing/lights flashing and it would not crank. The battery in the key transmitter had been dead for a long time. Pushing in the...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Air Bag Light VIN: JT2BG22K6W
Hey guys, Vehicle came in with Air bag Light Illuminated. Shopkey, MODIS, Genysis (with ABS/SRS 2004 module) all described self diagnosis trouble codes to be accessed by turning KOEO, waiting 20 seconds and jumping E1 to Tc in the Diagnosis connector located ...
2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on, poor acceleration VIN: 4T1BF28BX1
Car came in with PO174. LTFT1 reading -14.1 and Bank 2 -8.5% when idleing and runs perfect. When cruising LTFT both banks go to +30.4%-slight pinging and power limited and under WOT Air/Fuel are reading lean almost 4 volts and can hear a little pinging. Fuel p... Trouble codes: P0174 (System too lean bank 2)
1996 Volkswagen Golf CL 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3VWAK01H88
This car came in with the complaint of bogging and no power. Would not stay running at idle. We found that the throttle body mounting plat had rotted, so we replaced. Engine seems to idle ok with vacuum hose open. As soon as the hoses are connected the engine ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation, LOW POWER VIN: 3VWSP69M02

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2001 Acura Integra LS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC4378Y
Sorry for the delay the customer had not returned for some time. As by overwelming response we went with the dealer convertor and it has been on for the majority of the week with no problems yet. The aftermarket company used has supplied us with hundreds of ca... Trouble codes: 420 (Cat Detereation).
2003 Acura TL 3.2L hid
thanks to dave at acura and honda specialist provided me plenty of information to repair the problem i acutally lost my warranty from the dealer because i cleared and smoked the headlights so i just repaired by myself the problem was in the igniter unit thanks...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADD6322V
I was still unable to recreate the hard start symptom on a regular basis. Customer is not confident the o2 sensors need to be replaced despite the facts. I did visit bmw tech info .com and found useful info, however, the site itself is difficult to navigate wi... Trouble codes: P0134 (no o2 sensor activity), P0170 (fuel trim malfunction), P0440 (evap system problem).
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L Stall VIN: WBABK8320V
Thanks for all of the replys. Some were right on and others not so much. We finally decided to go to the source and check the iac valve. After we located it hidden under the intake we tapped on it with a screwdriver and it made a clicking noise and the car sta... Trouble codes: P0101.
1995 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L Security Light VIN: 1G6EL12Y0S
Theft deterrent module replaced and security light began flashing. Then the lock cylinder was replaced with new keys and light quit flashing. Module ended up in right side of trunk. Thanks for all your input.
1991 Chevrolet K3500 Silverado 5.7L All engine wiring VIN: 1GBHK34K7M
Thanks to the help people offered. However, we have been unable to locate a correct, complete wire harness for this vehicle. My customer does not want to buy a new harness and is a little scared of a harness I build so, he is going to 'part out' this truck. ...
1993 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L Electronic VIN: 2G1WN54TXP
thanks to that all that reply.jimmy for missouri said that the vac.modulator was a the problem.well replace it took care of problem.found on the old one that the tip was very loose at the end in the trans.so thanksw to all
2001 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L No Start VIN: 2C8GP44G71
Thanks everybody for the sugestions. Checked everthing I could think of and performed the checks as suggested. Was being thrown off by the fact I could trigger coils with scanner and not get pcm to fire while cranking. Had good power to pcm through coils, but ...
1996 Dodge Caravan ES 3.3L Misfire VIN: 1B4GP44ROT
Thanks to everyone that responded. Believe it or not I had an intermittent bad spark plug. With the scope hooked up I could see the spark fluctuating some times it would spark somethimes it wouldn't. New spark plug installed it runs great. But how in hell can ...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L engine VIN: 1B7HF13Z8V
Hello all!! Thank you so much for all the replies, got lots of replies, most either said cylinder head leak, or bad fuel injectors. We tested all injectors all good, we also did a compression test, found one of the cylinders was low (20lbs). We did all this ye...
1999 Dodge Intrepid 3.2L Blend Door Actuator VIN: 2C3HH56J2X
Thanx for all those have replied. The problem ended up being the ATC head. Replacement and re-calibration fixed the problem.
1990 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.3L trans shifts VIN: 1FDKE30M2L
thanks for all of the information provided. a few people pointed to the neutral safety switch or the vss. my main question that i asked was about the voltage to the shift solenoids. one person provided that information. i found the problem after doing voltage ...
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Converter VIN: 1FTNE2428Y
Charles from California had the right answer. The converter control valve was the problem. It wasn't only stuck though, there was a crack in the front pump also. Thanks for the replies.
1999 GMC C2500 Sierra SL 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FM54JN76G
hey guys thank you all for the helpful information.I went to work this mornin and hooked the scanner up to the vehicle adjusted the cam retard to [...].Guess what?Problem is solved the ses light stayed off.Thanks again guys. Trouble codes: P1345 (CMPCK Corelation).
1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1HGCB7658P
Fix on this one was a factory O2 sensor. We never could get the random skip or miss to go away at idle, but never had a problem above idle with a new O2 sensor. Had tried a bosch but didn't even bother to test drive since it still had a miss at idle, but even ...
1999 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1863X
thanks so much for the help, we replaced the vehicle's ecm as most of the repair posts had recommended, so far, the vehicle has not returned (thank all that is holy!!!), again, iatn is a valuable resource!! Trouble codes: P1457.
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D82
Hello, Sorry it took so long to close this, but we wanted to make sure that the mil light remained out for a reasonable period of time. We replaced the gas cap, and problem appears to be resolved. Some of the replies suggested that the gas caps on these cars c... Trouble codes: P0455 (large evap leak), P0456 (small evap leak).
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJJA41C1Y
One of the carbon canisters was leaking; we were unable to find a replacement, so we were forced to epoxy the old unit up; we also replaced the valves in the system as a matter of course, as we were told there is a fairly high rate of failure of these. So far,... Trouble codes: P0455 (Evap large leak).
1987 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L Coolant Tank VIN: 1JCML7717H
Well this vehicle has been on the road for a few weeks know with no problems. Seems that our 'Dealer' supplier was suppling us with a NON-factory part, after several failures I asked that they send me 2 part so I could check them and hope for the best of the...
2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Knocks on start up VIN: 1J4FA49S5Y
Thank you for your help. and yes you help me alot after trying alsorts of test and part swoping i changed the champian plugs for the autolite 985, now it runs ,stars just like it should no knocks . not putting champian plugs down back in England i used them al...
2005 Kia Sportage LX 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: KNDJF72435
The vehicle is now fixed. I appreciate the replies, however they all advised me to check things that had already been triple checked before the help request was made. The CVVT mechanism was tested according to the Kia manual and passed the tests. There were no...
1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB3533X
i recieved 3 very good and informative replies, however my questions about tank vent solenoid operation were really only addressed by one of them. my problem was the tank vent solenoid would not energize and hold tank pressure. the vent valve should closed any...
1999 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Stall, Misfire VIN: WDB2201751
Hi everybody, thank you for all the help, the fix was very strange, the problem was that i was testing the car without air filter and the air mass sensor is facing the bonnet where there is a small black foam that was not allowing free air to pass through the ... Trouble codes: 0300 (misfiring harmful to twc), 0303 (misfiring cyl 3), 0305 (misfiring cyl 5), 0306 (misfiring cyl 6).
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Suspension VIN: WDBUF65J43
Thanks for all of the replies! It turned out to be a worn ball stud for the swaybar link. It felt tight on the drive on hoist. I had to seperate the link from the ball stud to feel the play. Thanks for the reminder to go back to basics...even for the most inti...
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM55U4V
Thanks to all who replied. Someone asked if we could feel the misfire and the answer is no. John, Rusty and Clyde suspected that the camshaft synchronization was out and they were correct. Clyde's information was especially helpful. We used a tool to set it th... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Sensor), P0303 (Misfire Cyl 3), P0304 (Misfire Cyl 4).
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Electronic suspension VIN: 2MELM75W2V
I appreciate Shawn`s reply. This system automatically resets every key cycle and there is only one height sensor. Idetifix got me headed in the correct direction with a good explanation of the system especially the module and rear height sensor. The height sen...
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 2MEFM75W22
Hey thanks to everyone who replied to my help request. I was able to determine that there was amechanical transmission problem with this vehicle by unplugging the MLPS and plugging in the old one. When I moved the old switch to the reverse position the idle ch...
2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-7 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3TX92V91
Well to start off, thanks to all who replied! As always I use Iatn as a regular diagnotic tool every day! I also called Identifix with no additional ideas.. Back to the wonderful vehicle.. No vacuum leaks found, OE ngk spark plugs used, fuel pressure regulator... Trouble codes: P0303.
2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L dead battery VIN: 5TDZT34A91
I received several good replies. I am not sure what I will call a fix. I removed fuse to tow relay and replaced the battery with a larger CCA battery. This has a 1/4 amp draw after everything goes to sleep. I found small amout on horn relay, the traction contr...
2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEHN72N21
Most replies were to recheck my voltage drops on the wiring and one about an update sensor and reprgramming the ECM. I was pretty comfortable that it was the ECM but at close to 1k dollars I chickened out and sent it to the dealer. 3 Days at the dealer and 2 A... Trouble codes: P1135 (Heater Circuit A/F sensor).
1998 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L Misfire VIN: 3VWHD81H2W
thank you everyone.new fuel injector fixed problem. Trouble codes: P0302.
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L Master Cylinder? VIN: 3VWDB61E5X
New pads and bleeding all four wheels fixed this one. No one replied as to special procedures for bleeding the brakes so we were careful not to allow the master cylinder to get low. Everything worked out well. Thanks for your help.
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L driveshaft VIN: YV1LZ5644W
Per suggestions, we swapped tires with another car but nothing was changed. At this point the customer decided to have us remove the driveshaft for the time being. All shudders and highway vibrations were gone. He was not ready to buy a driveshaft for $850 and...
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS55AOX
We got a few responses, several said replace the throttle module, which is a good idea as they always fail on this year and there is a class action lawsuit going on. Another suggestion was to replace the rear O2 sensor, which we did and the same codes came bac... Trouble codes: ECM22, ECM90, ECM90.
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