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1998 Acura RL 3.5L cowl VIN: JH4KA9645W
Water is leaking into passenger compartment at glove box area. Careful water testing shows water leaking from cabin air filter area. Suspect cowl grill seals not sealing and channeling water into HVAC air intake. Anyone have any experience w/these seal/gaskets...
2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L abs/esp module VIN: WAUYP64B61
Good evening techs, hope all is well. I have this 2001 Audi Allroad that has come to me from a body shop. The problem is that it has been flooded due to the heavy rains we've been having and the battery/ firewall compartment drains were plugged with leaves. Th...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L oil in coolant VIN: WBAAM3346Y
this car was recently purchased by one of our technicians and over time (2weeks or so)the contamination builds in the cooling system. our experience with BMW is limited and our question is are there any other possibilities other than a head gasket and if there...
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on, no throttle reponse VIN: WBAB533492
Thanks in advance Gentlemen for your time. This Vehicle is a second time in. Owner states "Normal" cold start-up & backed out of gargage under idle conditions and realized zero acceleration/pedal response and had it towed. Of course when car arrives symptoms a... Trouble codes: 135 (Engine throttle sensor starting test), 115 (Reference voltage 1 Pedal travel sensor/throttle sensor 1)
2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L ft license plate VIN: 4USBT33493
has anyone installed a ft license plate bracket on a 2003 z4. I have a mounting kit, but I am not sure where they are mounting. If you have any pics that would be great.
1986 Buick Regal T-Type 3.8L Brake Light VIN: 1G4GK4778G
Thank you guys in advance for the help. Customer brought car in with a new master and pump assy. We installed it at his request. He said he was having a low break complaint. After installing the master assy, bake light was coming on intermittly. Found a recall...
1993 Buick Skylark Custom 3.3L interior lights VIN: 1G4NVQ4N8P
vehicle came in for interior lights staying on, wont shut off and lights not going off w/ key on engine running. tested all switches and dimmer switch--all tested ok- replaced multifunction module w/ used one (discontinued part). lights go off after about 2 mi...
1994 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CU5216R
hey buick techs this is my own baby. If your a true buick tech. than you know this car is a half breed of obd1 and II. the QDM 1 controles the tcc lock up, the purge, and the boost circuit. the ses light has come on at 10 mph code and hot. come on at 40+mph. W... Trouble codes: P1640
1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L trans solinoid's VIN: 1G4GD22135
Ok hear is the hole story this car came to us with a customer complaint of a engine miss on accel. I test drove the car it felt like a ignition miss. The symptom is very easy to duplicate . I scope checked the cam and crank sensors all looked good. So I checke...
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L no electric power VIN: 1G4HP54K0Y
HI Guys, We have a Buick with an intermitent no start after warm up. When this happens the car has no electrical power except for power seat, door chime, trunk light and horn. Thats it. We have no headlights, dashlights, dome lights,power windows not even door...
1990 Chevrolet R2500 Suburban Scottsdale 5.7L Oil Gauge VIN: 1GNGU26K9L
I have checked the wiring to gauge, when you unplug the sending unit the gauge goes to max pressure. I have installed one after market sender and two from the dealer. All three look different, all with same result, not wooking. It does appear that the gauge mo...
1994 Chevrolet K3500 6.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBJK34F0R
hi gm diesel tecs. this is hard worked truck that will turn on mil light, usually in morning. has started occationally doing it in after noon. clear code, start truck go approximately 1/2 mile, light pedal and mil light comes on. i've called standard tec line ... Trouble codes: 36 (long m/s injector pulse)
1994 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GNEL19WXR
vehicle is loadeing up bad smells like gas almost wants to foul plugs at an idle
1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W4R
hi, i have 94 chevrolet blazer.got spark,fuel inj pluse, fuel pressure ok. new distributor, cap and rotor. new spark plugs. the problem of this car is sometime start and sometime crack but no start. please help me out. thanks.
2003 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Wheel Bearing VIN: 2G1WH52KX3
This is my own car. Has a slight dragging or mildly scraping noise that appears to be comimg from left front wheel. Checked for brake problem, rotor interference etc. Brakes where low, so replaced pads and rotors. Could not find any sign of noise cause. Decide...
1988 Chrysler LeBaron 2.5L Cuts out VIN: 1C3BJ45K1J
car will crank up, idle and then dye,repeating this everytime i crank it, it seems to be worse when temp. is cold outside. When engine is warm it cranks and idles fine. does anyone know of anything else that i could try out on this one?
1998 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Seat Belts VIN: 3C3EL55H7W
New Retractors operate exactly like the originals, stuck and will not release. Everything else on the car operates fine. BOTH Seat belts stopped working at the same time. Any help will be appreciated.
1990 Dodge W150 S 5.2L Cuts out VIN: 1B7GE16Y8L
This Dodge truck is frustrating. The owner had the fuel pump replaced for a no start. Now, it cuts out during acceleration, but not all of the time. I replaced the fuel pump again (previous mechanic had not put a new strainer on. External fuel filter was repla...
1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L axles VIN: 2B3HD46F3V
Vehicle has a very distinct vibration on acceleration from 40-60 mph. Coasting vehicle is very smooth. Whole vehicle shakes like a bent axle or damaged CV shaft. Replaced both axles even though on the lift showed no problem. Tires were rotated and balanced and...
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...
1994 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L battery VIN: 1FTCR1445R
Hey Fellow Techs, I'm working on a TSB issue with a pigtail harness that is supposed to keep the blower motor from back-feeding through the voltage regulator and drawing the battery down overnight. The TSB # is 94-9-11. The harness kit is no longer available f...
1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L Constant High Idle VIN: 1FALP4044S
The problem I am having is with a 1995 OBDII Ford Mustang with a 3000 RPM High Idle all the time. Owner has replaced the MAF, IAC, TPS & deteriorated vacuum hoses but the problem still exists. Unable to find any vacuum leaks and no codes with KOEO or KOER and ...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5149T
we have replaced all the clips and bushings on on the intake runner valves and they all seem to operate properly. vacuum at the valves is 15-[...], engine vacuum is 21 inches. these codes will set about every two weeks and the customer says that his fuel mi... Trouble codes: P1537, P1538
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Slipping VIN: 1FALP6534V
I looked at the computer data all seems to be ok, prndl switch is ok and it is showing proper gears. The solinoids are switching on and off as they should, but still slipping in forward. The strange thing is with the old computer after unplugging the trans was...
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMZU32X8W
there we go again, this ford explorer came in towed, car won't start we change spark plugs, found old spark plugs fouled, check compression check out at 150 psi, we check fuel pressure at 40 psi, we finally got it running but sounds like restriccted exhaust, s...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Ride Control VIN: 1FMZU35P3W
This explorer ARC compressor runs for periods of a few minutes after walking away then will kneel. Alldata does not say what operation strategy is. If "off road" is selected it will raise up. I cannot communicate with the ARC. (active ride control)codes or dat...
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...
2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L radio&wipers VIN: 1FMPU18L01
when truck is shifted to drive or reverse the radio and wipers go out hope someone has ran into this one before thanks in advance
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14V53
Customer complains of MIL on, loss of power, and a strange squeel noise. Complaint confirmed by tech. Noise sounds like a belt slipping. Belts are all ok and are not creating the noise. Noise is not noticed at idle. Comes in at about 1600 rpm and is extreamly ... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 missfire), P0405 (Cylinder 5 missfire), P0406 (Cylinder 6 missfire)
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...
2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.0L Trailer Brakes VIN: 1GTCK29U32
This is a customer who is out of town and has called saying the 40 amp trailer fuse has blown and the trailer brakes are not working. A few days ago the trailer was overhauled with all new brake assem's, brgs, and drums. It is a large utility trailer that tows...
2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Driver Seat Belt VIN: KMHDN45D23
We purchased this 2003 Hyundai from the dealer auction with an inoperative driver seat belt, and air bag light on. Removing the driver seat belt, it is difficult to determine if it has been deployed, but there is no evidence of any air bags being deployed, and...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L heater core VIN: SAJDA01D1Y
I am not an import Tech but this Jag belongs to a good customer and I have repaired it sucessfully in the past. So I decided to accept the job. The Jag has a large coolant leak and a no heat complaint. I assumed fixing the leak and getting the proper coolant l...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Wipers VIN: 1J4GW58N34
The intermittent function on this Jeep will work properly when first applied, but as soon as it completes one intermittent cycle, it will just keep on wiping as if the switch was on "low". Checked the switch for any visable problems(loose connections, burnt ma...
1993 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L igntion VIN: 1YVGE22A4P
Hi, have a dilemma here. Have this 626 with no spark. Test for coil power, ok. Test for a switch sense on pcm wire, ok. Try a used distributor, no luck. Used mitchell and red brick for no start symptom, with no luck, where do I go next? Not sure if it's the us...
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L MIL Lamp on, lack of power VIN: JM1TA2215S
Hello, fellow techs. Have a 95 millenia that was brought in from another shop that had previously replaced (1) cylinder head that was cracked. When the engine is cold before it goes into closed loop, the car runs good - no problems, as soon as it goes into clo... Trouble codes: P0154, P0325
1977 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L Hesitation, NO power VIN: 1231301203
Customer complaint on this vehicle was lack of power and rough idle (it ran about like an old 240D). Went thru all the basic maintenance (filters, valve adjust, pump timing adjust, clean & test injectors) and it helped a little, but not enough. Checked cam tim...
1979 Mercedes-Benz 6.9 6.9L Blower VIN: 1161361200
Hi group, We have this nice 6.9 Benz here and has heater problem. Needs heater servo & amplifier, but i noticed that the amplifier gets very hot, almost start to smoke,the board turned brown in color. Now before i put the new amplifier, i would like to know if...
1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L lifter VIN: WDBBA45A2C
hello all, thanks in advance for any and all help you may extend my way. we have a veh with a loud tick in motor, when removing the passenger valve cover we found one lifter assy loose in head. upon removing cam assy to access lifter we found threads galled an...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L hard start VIN: WDBEA30D1G
mercedes guys, i need help. i have a 86 300e that requires you to step on the trottle about 1/4 of the way to start. you need to do this no matter if it hot or cold. otherwise its runs well. the customer has complained that it idles low sometimes and feels lik...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L all shifts VIN: WDBCB25D1H
hi, this car came to me last week. customer had not owned car very long. said he had had a rattle in suspension. the car was sitting on my lot on monday, customer came in and said he needed a transmission. i sent a tech to car and he confirmed he could not get...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L A/C vents VIN: WDBJF55F1T
The a/c vents blow cold on pass.side and luke warm air out of the drivers vents.Put new a/c control unit in no help it seams that all blend door act.are working properly what could be the problem
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Power Seats VIN: WDBRF64JO1
Greetings fellow techs, I've got a 2001 Mercedes giving me some trouble. The power seats, headrests and steering column adjustment are not operating from both the driver and passanger sides. The vehicle came in for some minor service work and the A/C not opera...
1992 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.0L timing VIN: 1N4GB32A6N
Hello Men, I replaced the headgasket and upgraded the work to a ring and valve job. I took the head off w/piston #1 on TDC. I thought the marks on the camshaft looked a little off (intake at 10 o'clock exhaust at 1 o"clock) but thought it would all work out. W...
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L timing chain cover VIN: JN1CA21D6W
We have this vehicle with an oil leak coming from between the inner timing chain cover and the block. We are trying to remove the front cover and have the silicone seal broken. There seems to possibly be a couple of bolts going up into the bottom base of the c...
1998 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L ride VIN: 1JNLMF6654
vehicle has on going shimmy at 72 to 78 miles per hour like a balance problem changed tires 3 times and had several balances front bearings feel tight both sides no play in wheel suspension feels tight wont go away ?
1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L abs warning light VIN: 1GHDX03EXX
i have a 1999 olds silhouette with abs and traction control light coming on. my code is c1265 rear abs motor circuit short to ground. i have followed alldatas diag. tree which has lead me to replace the abs control unit. light came back on. then i replaced the...
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 ...
2004 Saturn Ion-1 2.2L compressor fuse VIN: 1G8AG52F44
this saturn has very high mileage due to fleet use, but runs and works well. the a/c compressor fuse blows intermittently and often. have checked compressor clutch, ohms, for shorts, wiggled, pressures...all is ok. yet to intermittent for us to catch it happen...
1996 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAVN73F65
All help will be appriciated. This one has got under my skin. Thanks
1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAWM72N8T
Help :) This vehicle has a problem dying when dropping to idle after start, constant code P0336. Runs for 30 seconds CE light comes on and engine dies. Loses Ignition spark as can be seen from timing light. Had faulty signal to computer from crank sensor and r... Trouble codes: P0336 (Crank position sensor A curcuit Range / Performance Problem)
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L abs control module VIN: WVWND23BXY
We have replaced the abs control assy and need to reprogram the replacement unit. Does anyone know what number to put in for a AHA ENGINE ABS/ASR CONTROL UNIT We know it is 5 numbers long and the Bently books give the code numbers for the A4 cars golf, je...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L front side marker lights VIN: WVWYH63B31
Help VW techs, how do you remove the front amber side marker assemblies in the bumper to access the bulbs. NODATA doesn't list anything. I'm sure it's simple, I just don't want to scratch or break anything. We graciously await your assistance.
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 3VWCP21C63
Hi guys, interesting problem, on cold start up this tdi surges at idle and hesitates for the first 100 meters and then is fine, no other symptoms, let it sit all day and will not re occur, until the next morning. Checked MAF under load and the scan values are ...
1987 Volvo 760 GLE 2.3L Turbo VIN: YV1GX8754H
Does anyone know how to clean the Garett Turbo oil return tube on this older Volvo without removing the exhaust manifold? The intermittant nature of the smoke points to blockage in the oil draining back into the sump, building backup at the turbo seals and bei...

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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L front oil leak VIN: WAUDH68D4Y
Others suggested checking the crankshaft end play, the T/C seals, and the fluid level. The car has returned and we're taking it apart this week. Still don't know the extent of the problem, and it appears to be an uncommon one. The extended warranty, as is comm...
1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Charging VIN: 1G4CW52KXV
Hi out there I am calling this one fixed it has been a week now and the custermer was pushing for his car so i did ended up puting new alt on this brougt my charging up to 14.3 volts I shuld have checked amps but I just did not have the time I did see on the s...
1988 Chevrolet Camaro 2.8L pre-ignition VIN: 1G1FP2154J
the customer refused to try a factory egr valve intead of the aftermarket one it had on it.They were out of money and time as is so often the case with older cars.the customer gets painted into a financial corner and if not handled tactfully will come out figh...
1995 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L fuel pump VIN: 1GNEL10W5S
Sorry I didn't reply earlier, but I just didn't fix this problem. I've had a few replies and I tried some, and some I had tried before. I even rewired the the wires from the relay to the fuel module, to the oil switch, and no success. I am still working on thi...
1996 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L Electronic VIN: 1GNFK16R2T
I think this one is fixed, only time will tell for sure. Replies ranged from just replacing the solenoid as it is inexpensive and easy to change, wiring pinched by the trans. filter inside trans., a bulletin dealing with 96 PCM internal grounding problems, and...
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: IGIJCI246V
A special thanks for all that took the time to reply. Suggestions from the EGR sticking, to the fuel press regulator, map sensor, O2 sensor, and injectors. All of those things were tried. The fix was the four new NAPA/Echlin injectors were flowing way too much... Trouble codes: P0300, P0172.
1999 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Stop Lights, Turn Signal Lamp VIN: 1GCCS1444W
I would like to thank all iATN techs who try their best to respond to my post. Special Thanks to Scott from Minnesota who had a tip to this problem, as he mentioned that truck has a short to power. It turns to be that the Dark Green/White wire (for Right Tur...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L MIL Lamp on, ABS and BRAKE lites VIN: 1GCHK23132
We had 'ground gremlins' everywhere - apparently after one of the the main ground cables caught fire and burned off, the ground system on this truck tried to find other paths to discharge the batteries. We found 3 burned off: G110 and G302 (on the frame behind... Trouble codes: U1000 (Class 2 Communication Error), P0571 (Brake cruise switch), P1631 (Theft system error).
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Driveline VIN: 1GNFK16Z83
It appears that there is a GM bulletin that may apply to this problem with this vehicle. I've contacted the customer to reschedule but he has dropped off the face of the earth. Would have liked to pursue this one some and find a fix. Wish I could offer a bette...
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L right front corner VIN: 2G1WF52E83
Customer has declined the repairs on this car, due to being traded off next month for a diferent vehical.
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L heated seats VIN: 2GCEK13T94
yes i have had the the computer reprogramed and that fixed the problem thank you All !
1992 Dodge B250 3.9L No Start VIN: 2B7HB21X22
The engine control computer was the solution. Thanks for all your help. The key in the diagnosis was a dimmly flashing check eng light when vehicle was acting up.
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L rocker shaft lubrication VIN: 1B4GP44R6T
thanks to everyone that replied to this help request.just about everyone said i had a spun camshaft bearing or blocked oil passage coming off cam bearing.unfortunitly it doesnot look like i will get a chance to verify problem,this caravan also needs a transmis...
1998 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R7W
Hi everyone, and a special thanks to Ron, Phil, Ken, Bill, Jay, George, Frank, and Micah. all had good input, and gave us ideas on what to test. I started by checking fuel presure, it was 52 psi at idle, and 54 psi, on road test. static presure was aprox. 55 p... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0420, P0432.
1956 Ford Thunderbird 292CID rear main seal
Okay Guys thanks to all that replied!! The customer is weighing his options at this point and here in Wisconsin he is starting to put things into storage for the winter. If we actually do the work I will post another reply or e-mail everyone who helped me. But...
1992 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L No Start VIN: IFTCR10A3N
We had a couple of replies that told us to add a ground wire direst to the control module. After adding the wire the truck started up and ran good. We also replaced a couple of other groud wires on the truck to other ignition components. Thanks to all who repl... Trouble codes: 223 (loss of dual plug input control), 224 (erratic idm input).
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJE34M2R
well after alot of time spent on this diesel we found there was no air bubbles passing through the return line,all glow plugs are fine . it must be the motor is tired and doesn't have enough compression to start without starter fluid and since this van only si...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.8L ABS Code 1185 VIN: 1FBJS31H5S
Hello, Didnt recieve much in the way of replies on this one, but I was able to find the problem on my own without a whole lot of difficulty after I thought about it in a different way. Since the code C1185 sets only when the used replacement HECU was insta...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, lacks power VIN: 1FTDF1724V
Thanks for all the suggestions, what it ended up was the crank dampner was broken and had rotated a few degrees.
1994 Geo Tracker 1.6L raido VIN: 2CNBE18U3R
It turns out that I WAS doing it right all along. As I said, I pressed presets 2 and 3 and got sub code. hit tune up and Radio showed 0000. tune down was for last digit. tune up was for third digit. seek down was for second digit. seek up was for first digit. ...
1997 Acura Integra LS 1.8L ecu VIN: DC1-120218
Hi everybody, thanks for your help, the car is fixed it was the bad gnd to the battery... i typical case of falling for the not so obvious and not believing it cheers Alex
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L power slding door latch VIN: 2HKRL1864Y
Thanks to all who replied, the closer/latch assemblies were at fault. There was some mixup at the dealer, they initially said the closer motors were $580 each. This was wrong. The parts were $128 each and were easy to install once we figured out how to get the...
2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S0Y
The IATN does it again. Of the 6 responses I recieved 4 said that the crank sensor can be bolted on backwards very easily. One said to check the 'blade' that runs thru the sensor for damage and one asked if we had checked for 5 volt reference and asked about t... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankshaft position sensor malfunction).
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L coolant resevoir VIN: SAJHX1049X
so far i have not heard from the customer about the problem returning. Remember that after all the repairs that we had made..the only time i could re-create the problem was superheating it in the shop bay with a fan in front of the car running at 2000rpm for 1...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Misfire VIN: 1J4GW68N1X
It's fixed! Oversized seat to replace the one that came out, couple of new valves, new timing chain kit and this thing runs great! Couple of hints for whoever decides to do a head gasket job: If you're not doing the timing chains leave the primary chain alone....
2001 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L obdii monitor VIN: KNAFB12111
First of all I would like to thank everyone who replied, especially chuck who recommended the obdclearinghouse website. As it turn out the state does allow one unreset monitor for 2000 and later vehicles. so we sent customer to test facility anf it went right ...
2001 Kia Rio 1.5L fuel gage- speedo-temp gauge VIN: KNADC12381
There is no fix for this vehicle at this time. If the coustomer ever comes back with the problem, and we get somewhere, I will post a fix for it. Thanks for the three replies I got on this car. They were as follows - #1 Is there an aftermarket radio/alarm inst...
2001 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L heater box VIN: 5LMFU28R41
Thank you to all that responded. Most of you suggested air in the system. The system was filled by using a vacuum tool to remove the air from the system. I have ordered the in line restrictor that some of you did mention that and I too wondered if there was on...
1982 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBCB20A5C
Found no measurable pressure to the injectors. Replaced the injection pump with a used pump, now it runs! Thanks for everyone's help, I checked each suggested item. Dale
1995 Mercedes-Benz G-320 3.0L Hesitation VIN: WDB4632301
I think we have done all we can do to diagnose this car. I had one reply, he said that might have a asr problem or a vacumn leak but all that was checked prior to my post and it was not much of help. The only thing we can try is to change the computer, At 1900...
1997 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Knock sensor code VIN: 4M2DV1111V
Well, the vehicle passed state inspection even though the knock sensor fault code was in the computer system (I had thought that motor vehicle would fail a vehicle with a fault code in the system, but no light on, but I guess not). The TPS code and the transmi... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor), P0120 (Throttle position sensor), P0731 (1st gear ratio incorrect), P0732 (2nd gear ratio incorrect).
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on
sorry for the delay I have been waiting for the car to come back. I installed all 6 coils and plugs. The car is fixed but I just dont like the idea of replacing all 6 when only 1 might be bad but I understand why you replace all six now. Trouble codes: P1320.
1990 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G3HN54C5L
the fix was replacing the new crank senser I love bad new parts and a labscope that dont see anything maybe time for a new labscope. thank everyone.
1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2P4GP44R3V
First of all, THANK YOU to all who replied. You were a tiny ray of sunlight at the bottom of a very deep, black pit. Most of the replies I got said to check connections and harnesses. Well, I'm stumpped. The van died again and failed to restart for two days.... Trouble codes: 66 (EEPROM Write Denied), 66 (EEPROM Write Denied).
2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 2.2L Won't run monitors VIN: 1G2NF52F32
Customer took vehicle to GM dealership and had reflash done under warranty per TSB. After driving vehicle for 3-4 days, all monitors had run and vehicle was taken in for emission test and passed. Thanks for all the help.
1996 Saturn SC2 1.9L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1G8ZH1279T
Thanks for all the replies. We found the vehicle to be cross wired causing hesitation.I guess we just got stuck looking for a problem w/ the fuel system and wasn't looking @ the obvious. Thanks again...
2000 Saturn LS1 2.2L engine VIN: 1G8JU52F3Y
fuel filter was changed and we could not duplicate the problem. after about a week after my nephew took the car he called and said it was doing it again but not as bad. he never returned the car for us to recheck. it could have been bad gas because it happen a...
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BC6857X
I did bypass the fuel pump relay and monitored the miss and it still did it.After looking at a wiring diagram I noticed that the power feed for the ignition coil also was the power feed to the fuel pump relay and other solenoids I scoped the power feed wire an... Trouble codes: P1100.
1994 Toyota Camry 3.0L timing belt VIN: JT2CK12E3R
This one is fixed, and it was an unusual problem that many of you will never see. Thank you all for your comments and suggestions. The number one reply we received was a missing crank gear guide, second was cam gears switched. Just for everybody's information,...
1995 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L No Start VIN: WVWBB81E5S
hello group we,, the ordered a module and coil assy cam as one unit, put on and vehicle fired right up, the constant clicking from the fuel pump relay is gone also, dont now if it was feeding back somehow or not, anhyway vehicle is fixed want to thank you all ...
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