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1999 Acura SLX Premium 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JAEDJ58X7X
Hi Fellow Technicians, This SLX has high idle (2500 rpm). There are no vacuum leaks, EGR is closing. Have tried different IACs and can adjust the IAC with Thexton IAC motor controller. Have set the idle to minimum with controller and have driven to relearn idl...
1997 Audi A6 2.8L no 4th gear VIN: WAUJC84AXV
shifts through all 3 gears ok clean fluid no debris in pan car well kept. tested selonoids all seem ok.trans is a 4hp18.
1997 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDA88DXV
This vehicle has set the same code repeatedly (B2 S2 low voltage) It has a custom exhaust with a "y" pipe and only 1 cat converter. The 2 rear O2 sensors are both in the same pipe across from each other. We have changed the sensor (drivers side rear) twice. Pi... Trouble codes: 17517 (O2 sensor B2S2 low voltage)
1999 Audi A8 4.2L cruise control
My question is directed to anyone who has detailed knowledge of the VAG 1552 proprietary VW/Audi scan tool. For some reason, when I am trying to access "Measuring Value Blocks" under function 08 of Address Word 01 (engine management), if I try to access any da...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L no speedo, gas gauge VIN: WBADM5348X
customer complaint is that the speedo and gas gauge go dead and the traction control light comes on. checked alldata, mitchell and indentifix and no one lists any codes, or flow charts or any tests for this vehicle does anyone have any info on this problem? I'... Trouble codes: 30 (wheel speed sensor RL circuit), 31 (wheel speed sensor RR circuit), 08 (tank level sensor 1), 09 (2), 06 (can data error from DME/DDE), 18 (Gong level)
1992 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP53L2N
Heres the problem this car runs fine and we are stumped. It was in about 3 weeks ago for this problem and now it is back for the same code. We replaced all of the above components, and we thought it was fixed. we removed the cam sensor when it was in the first... Trouble codes: 41 (cam sensor fail)
1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Climate Control VIN: 1G6CD5338L
Hello, techs! I have a problem child Caddy. This is a clean, well maintained car owned by one of our best customers. The climate control will work fine for a while, up to 10 miles sometimes, then I hear a relay clicking [I think the rear defrost relay] and the...
1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L whole car VIN: 1G6CD53B8P
car origionally came in for broken swaybar links - replaced - came back in apparently the boots were both nicked with the cutoff wheel - so we replaced both axles (for free) - customer left to go get new tires from tires plus - customer went back to the tires ...
1978 Chevrolet El Camino 5.7L fuel pump VIN: 1GLLW80K3B
Fuel pump noise, clatter like a lifter on zero miles reman engine. Are there different pump rods this one seems to short, can it have wrong cam? The rod retracts up inside the block more than normal it seems. Rod out of unknown year V8 chevy engine.
1987 Chevrolet Camaro Sport 2.8L Misfire VIN: 1G1FP21S7H
This is my son's car. He is 9 hours away from me. Complaint is low power and engine shakes. Check engine light NOT on-no codes. He heard a "pop" under the hood, and then the symptoms. I went there with limited equiptment, a scanner and vantage. No codes. Dead ...
1996 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GNEK13R0T
Customer complains that it would not start intermittently. Finally it just quit starting. Checked for spark at plugs okay. Checked fuel pressure, normal. Check compression, okay. Could it be ignition switch not powering up a circuit Jaime
1996 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, NO POWER VIN: 1GCGK29R5V
I have disabled the injectors in cylinders 5 and 2 and found no change in idle speed but noticed idle speed drop in the other 6 cylinders. The compression is 165 to 170 lbs cranking in these 2 cylinders. This truck was tuned up 500 miles ago with new AC spark ...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban LS 5.7L Power loss VIN: 1GNFK16R7V
Hello GM masters, please help. This high mileage Suburban is in good condition with mostly highway miles. Before coming here, the truck has had significant work to correct a low power situation that occurs on hard acceleration right around 3000-3200 RPM's. The...
1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2G1WL52M2V
vehicle came in with a dead miss. check engine light on code 304. #4 injector was stuck so we replaced all injectors. vehicle came back 3 days later ,customer complaint was low idle or surge. no ses light and no codes stored.so i looked at and experienced inte...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNT13W4W2
Truck came in codes PO171, PO131,PO300, PO1870, and running rough. Found bank 1 sensor 1 dead and all plugs on that bank black. Replaced HO2S and did a major tune-up truck ran great. Came back 1 week later HO2 sensor dead again and plugs fouled. Replaced HO2S ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0131, P0300
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDX03E7W
I would like some help with this code, P0440A. I have changed the purge valve, the evap. canister vent valve and the fuel tank cap. All seemed ok until customer came to get vehicle and MIL came back on. Checked code and got same P0440A according to OTC tester.... Trouble codes: P0440
1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCDM19W5X
This van was towed in for a no start, engine cranks normally, but about every revolution fires violently through the intake. Came in with a crank sensor code, scoped signal, not very good, replaced, no change. Also checked crank circiuts per trouble chart. Fue... Trouble codes: P0337 (Crank Sensor Circuit Low Frequency)
2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L valvetrain VIN: 1GNDX03E12
hey folks , Just wondering if this seems to be a common problem or not ,vehicle came in with what sounded like a broken rocker or collapsed lifter noise .We took it all apart ,replaced the lifters (on definately seemed collapsed) ,however ,upon start up ,same...
2002 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G1YY22GX2
hello friends, this vette is a crank but no start, no ignition and no injector pulse, many modules have codes set. we are only getting 3 volts to crank sensor, check wiring from pcm to crank sensor, all data shows should have a 12 volt reference. if we crank a... Trouble codes: U1016, B2860, P0341, P0336
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L distributor VIN: 1GCEC14W62
this vehicle disturbs me to no end because the dist drive gear we found when we checked for a possible timing chain failure. the gear was over half gone and on one side the teeth halfmooned we put a new dist in vehicle runs fine now but the issue is the debris...
2003 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GCHG39RX2
Van would not start, towed in, hit fuel tank with hammer started, install new fuel pump went 2 days would not start again. Customer thinks (not sure) the fuel pump was not coming on. Went up to check van at his house and it started, had for 2 days started fine...
2002 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L ride control VIN: 2C8GP64L42
rattle under front end on rough roads
1994 Dodge B350 5.2L Stall VIN: 2B5WB35Y9R
This prayer is going out to the chrysler gods, I have a 94 350 ram van 5.2. After it gets good and hot it starts stalling like someone is shutting the thing down. When it came in it had a bad IAC in it, so we replace it and did the relearn. No real change, ini...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1B7HF16Z9X
On initial start cold (worse on wet mornings), engine fires immediately, then starts to misfire and I can hear a large vacuum leak sound. Symptoms go away after initial acceleration and as engine warms. I have had experience with the infamous Dodge intake mani...
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L turnsignals VIN: 34OGF56JOG
this is my kids car i dont know what the heck im missing all fuses are good have seen these switcheas go bad replaced flasher and switch this hsa to be something minner im overlooking any ideas tired of looking at this junker
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Power Steering VIN: 1FAFP53U3X
Customer replaced pump due to excessive noise. After replacement, pump would "regurgitate" fluid though the cap, and whine. We've followed Mitchell's purge procedure of lifting front of car, removing return line from pump, capping off nipple of pump, remove fu...
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6631Y
this car sets a p1383 every time. timing belt looks poor and missing teeth, idles ok but with any throttle it has no power at all. i plan to start with a timing belt job but have not done one with variable timing yet. i would like help on what tools i need and... Trouble codes: P1383 (mfr controlled ignition timing or misfire)
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW20F32
ford powerstroke tech advise; we have a few customers with the powerstoke engine that are just comming out of powertrain warranty.this truck came in with mil light on & no other symptoms.we have serviced several earlier ford/ihc diesel glow plug & fuel systems... Trouble codes: P0673 (glowplug 3 circut)
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L 2-5 shift VIN: BMHGIU7O09
Truck ran fine except for a bad shift patern once in a while , transmission was not doing the 2 nd gear when taking off slowly , Dealer did a programation of PCM did not change the situation, at this time mileage was 58,000 km. Customer ran like this until th...
1994 GMC Sonoma SL 2.2L Belt VIN: 1GTCS1448R
Ok Techs...Got a question on this belt tensioner for a rear wheel drive 2.2... The way it looks now, the tensioner pulley actually touches the crank pully..and the belt can be removed (with some work) without even loosing the tensioner. So before I tell custom...
1995 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 5.0L Clutch VIN: 2GTFK29H0S
This truck arrived with a destroyed cluth disc and rear brakes frozen solid. We repaired the brakes and replaced the clutch kit. We could not get into gear in first, second or reverse with out grinding. Third, fourth and fifth would engage with some force. I t...
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L coolant VIN: 2GTEK19T02
Customer complaint- coolant loss. First time customer and just had his oil changed so oil was clean. Pressurized system and found no external leaks. Put dye in coolant. Reinspect two days later and found dye in oil and customer also advized that he has develop...
1997 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Differential VIN: JHLRD1850V
1997 Honda CR-V (117,000 miles) Driveline chatter/vibration when warm steering straight ahead. This vehicle has developed a driveline chatter/vibration that occurs when the vehicle has been driven and in a straight line. Speeds? In the area of 30 to 45 MPH, ...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L front differential VIN: 1J4GZ58Y2R
We replaced the complete front axle with a used unit. Gears failed within a couple of weeks. Replaced it with another unit and gears failed. Replaced gears with new gears and they failed. We were concerned that the cause could be related to tire sizes. Even t...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GW68S0X
Was towed in as a no start. Scanned PCM- no codes present. Checked fuel pressure-50 psi. Checked for spark with pairs of ST125's at paired coils-good healthy spark. Compression test 150-155 psi WOT cranking. Scoped ignition CKP and CMP sensors-crank sensor has...
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1246X
Hello all you Land Rover techs.I have a question.Ihave got a 1999 Discovery II with the mil on.I have tried to pull codes with two scanners.Both in generic obd II.The vehicle will not communicate with either scanner.I have checked my power and grounds at dlc.I...
2001 Lexus LS430 4.3L cruise VIN: JTHBN30F81
to all you great techs and soon to be great techs, we have this lexus in from a body shop. had minor front end damage. cust. states cruise worked before damage. not sure if that's true??? when the cruise is engaged light indicates radar cruise ready, drive up...
1990 Mazda B2600 LE-5 2.6L No Start VIN: JM2UF3146L
Hi, I am Peter This vehicle came from another shop, as a no start. upon inspection, I found that the distributor cap, rotor, plug wires, and spark plugs were replaced. these are addditional check that were made: Checked terminal wire (B) for continuity. Ch...
2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L exhaust leak VIN: 4F2YU09121
Egr valve broke - the aluminum casting on the side of the valve literally 'blew out'. The customer had another valve instaled elswhere - it did the same thing with in hours of installation. We have seen this on one other Mazda Tribute recently, within the last...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBEA32E4R
HI ALL, This car came in with bad idle complaint. Test drive car felt like Vacuum leak. Smoked Intake - no leaks seen. No Check Engine light on KOEO/KOER - light was working a couple of weeks ago (customer was in for service). This car had head gasket changed ... Trouble codes: 2 (o2 sensor), 5 (egr system), 10 (air flow meter), 16 (closed throttle position function), 26 (up shift delay switch over valve)
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L fuel gauge VIN: 4JGAB54EWA
needle sits just tuching empty and it has a full tank. we replaced fuel sender tested wiring, not open. we can not clear this code (p0460: fuel level sensor circuit low input). i don't know if my scan tool (otc with euro update) will not communicate properly w...
2004 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L starts and dies VIN: 1MEFM50U24
vehicle starts and runs approx 2-3 seconds , then dies. has 55 psi key on engine off -- 35 running and cycles as directed by regulation strategy, has new pump from ford and fuel filter also . will idle and keep running on propane. has injector pulse width
1998 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4A3AJ56G8W
customer thought he had a bad alt. when vehicle died and took it to dealership. They tested vehicle and told him the MAF was bad. After that did not fix problem they tried replacing the computer. I replaced coolant temp. sensor because it was green from corros...
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L battery VIN: 1N4AL11D35
Hi all i have this Altima here that the customer said is killing the battery intermittently. She said that she drove the vehicle parked it and when tried to start again the battery was dead, this happened three times. I can't seem to find anything wrong. I've ...
1999 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3HN52K6X
Car came in two weeks ago with rough idle and check engine light on. 2 codes found. Random missfire and Mass air flow circuit signal low. Replaced air filter, fuel filter, PCV valve spark plugs and wires. Car ran beautiful. Let run for 25 min, Mass air flow co... Trouble codes: P0102 (Mass Air Flow Circuit Signal Low)
2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L level control VIN: 1GHDX13E6Y
customer complaint air shocks no pump. fuses good, pump will run when hot wired, relay good, can close points on relay and pump runs. can ground yellow wire on s443 circuit and pump will run. think i checked the right grounds. checked the ones on wiring diagra...
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)
1988 Pontiac 6000 LE 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 2G2AF51W8J
car came in like it is,when it warms up it idles rough and fluxuates up and down around 600-800 i have replaced the mass air flow sensor. with no fix...I found a fuse blown for the mass air sensor relay. replace the fuse with no real change. i also noticed tha... Trouble codes: 34 (mass air flow sensor or circuit)
1994 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1L 4th gear VIN: 1G2NW15M8R
Hi guys, this is my sons car. Transmission appears to lock-up when it shifts to overdrive. By lock-up I mean engine will bog down considerably, like applying the brake hard,and R.P.M. will drop. If you manually return to third gear everyything is ok then. I ha...
1998 Suzuki Sidekick JLX Sport 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JS3TD21V2W
I can't set Idle as per man instructions with a dwell meter, if I go to 50%, it will hunt up and down too much, checked the ps press switch, o2 operation and feedback, all seem ok except fuel trim high, caused higher idle pressure by removing vac from regulato...
1987 Toyota Camry LE 2.0L No Start VIN: JT2SV22E4H
this camry came in as a no start sometimes hard to start. replaced plugs and started. vehicle was running extremely rich. shut off at the end of day to return in morning and vehicle will not start. no injector pulse. replaced distributor and cleaned plugs and ...
1993 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: JT2VK12E3P
vehicle was brought in for a rough idle, i found 1-3-5 cylinders with high kv, cylinder number 5 is not contributing at all, vehicle has new plugs, cap, rotor, and wires, smoke test and found no vacuum leaks, test egr system and it is working good, compression...
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L No Start VIN: JT3VN39W3R
This 4-runner runs very well. The only customer complaint is when cold, it wont start right away. Usually will start on the second time, sometimes third. The first time I saw it was simply to replace the fuel filter at customers request(he couldnt get it off)....
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Shifting VIN: WVWNA63B8W
Vehicle brought in with shifting problems. Will not upshift or downshift properly. Indicator on dash is all one solid bar, does not show which gear you are in correctly. Shift indicator on shifter does not light up with which gear you are in either. I do beli...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Hesitation VIN: 3VWSE69M42
This car has a rough run on all cold starts. It evens out after 30-60 seconds - it has an occasional code for random misfire in all 4 cylinders. We often experience very short rough run on 1.8t's but this one is very pronounced and consistant. Your thoughts an...
1990 Volvo 740 2.3L Lack of power VIN: YV1FA8846L
Volvo's are a car that we very rarely see in the shop.So we are not familiar with them and the characteristics.When driving this car once it reaches 3000 rpm it feels like a rev limiter has kicked in and the rpms won't go any higher.It does this in neutral as ...
1996 Volvo 850 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5506T
firstly I want to say this is a 2.5 20v non turbo engine, this was not an option during selection menus. Anyways hope someone can help here I am a little desperate as usual! This one cam from an auto trans shop that had the auto out twice, once for auto trans ...
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L Goes into limp-home mode VIN: YV1LS5547V
The customer brought the car in complaing that the orange arrow light on dash was flashing and the car was operating only in 3rd gear. My Volvo scanner pulls a trans code of 222, which relates to the S2 shift solenoid circuit not operating properly. When I use...
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LS55A9X
vehicle starts and dies has the above codes stored, dont do very much with these, replaced the antenna ring no difference, cant find any info on this system hope someone has run across this before. Trouble codes: 1MM22, 1MM21
1999 Volvo C70 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YVILZ5641W
car came in with check engine light on and customer wanted smog check ,check monitors ,only 3 of them redy as u know.customer stated that few different shops werenot able to locate the problem including dealership.check engine light comes in and no luck to fin... Trouble codes: P0455 (evap ctr system gross leak detected)

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2002 BMW 330i 3.0L heated seats VIN: WBAEV53462
I found a local place that will install the heated seats for $600. They say there is more element surface area, and they work great. Thanks for all your help
2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L headlights VIN: 4USBT33493
Thanks for all your help. It wound yp being a broken sensor on the ft left control arm. We replaced it and works great.
1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon Collector's Edition 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G4BR82P1T
Well this one is fixed, thanks to everyone who replied. After receiving the replies I deceided to take a closer look at the distributor. Even though I could see no problem when I removed the cap I went ahead and removed the distributor assembly, when I got it ...
1982 Cadillac Seville 4.1L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G6AS6985C
Well now with the seasonal drop in air temperature on Long Island the vehicle is running very well and starts all the time so far. I have received two replies to check the air intake temp sensor and the engine heat sensors, maybe there is a connection will hav...
1988 Cadillac Seville 4.5L ac VIN: 1G6KS5155J
Thanks for all the help on this,but I have to fix my vehicles.Pull the BCM and ECM out,used a torch file and cleaned the connecters,BCM had reported low voltage,and voltage drop test on ground connecters was high,so clean up grounds and feeds,reset BCM ECM wit...
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L ignition-dash VIN: 15DF5E6HKU
thanks to all replaced ignition switch all is good pretty much all said the switch thnks for the help
1999 Chevrolet K2500 7.4L Brake Pedal VIN: 1GCGK23J5X
I found that the hydrobooster was weak per test procedure from Mike [...]. The test I did to determine this was with KOEO press brake pedal several times, then hold down pedal and start vehicle. Pedal should fall away then push back up; it it not. I replaced hy...
1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Hesitation VIN: 1GCHG39R4X
We cleaned the maf and that seem to have fixed it. The temp has been warm the past week or so. Cold weather is coming this week. Thank for the help.
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L radio VIN: 1GNEK13R1X
Thank you everyone Scott, Steve, Seth, Tony, Barry and Jerry for responing to my radio problem.I looked at all the replys, they were all good and straight to the point.I took Steve's ideas and pulled the radio out and found the bulbs but,finding replacement bu...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L message center VIN: 15DF5E6HKU
you guys are great sorry so are the ladies replaced the 4x4 switch all looks good now i can go hunting
2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GBJG31F92
This truck had a bad injector pump & went back to dealer under warranty. thanks for all the GREAT information !!!
2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDX03E02
The vehicle came back and I checked to make sure that the vent and purge solenoids clicked on and off. I also checked for other codes besides PCM codes and none were found. I also looked under the carpet (by the left sliding door) at the connector and it was d... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap system - Large leak).
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L all gauges VIN: 3GNEK13T93
Thank you all very much, it was what most of you said , the grounds, something that we tech tend to miss out on diagnostic, you look at them and they look good and clean, ( a new truck?)but you dissconect them and see that they are corroided(We are at sea's eg...
2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L dash lights VIN: 1C3EL56U51
costomer did not want us to check any further. thanks for the replies and great info. shane
2002 Chrysler 300M 3.5L cooling system VIN: 2C3AE66G12
First of all I want to thank all the responded ! After going over all the suggestions one struck me as the most logical for my situation ! Lorne [...] Wrote ON THESE 3.5LTS THERE IS A VERY SMALL ORIFICE WHICH SPRAYS ON THE THERMOSTAT IF THIS GETS CLOGGED YOU...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L flex plate VIN: 1FMDU34X6T
installed ford flex plate hub and bolts thanks for all the help
1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L ride control VIN: 1FMPU18L5X
Well this was the first truck in the last six years i had to let go without a fix. Thank you all very much i learned a lot from you all, that sent me help. But you cannot find problems with this system without the right diagnostic equipment.Is there tools that...
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L power seats VIN: 1FMZU74E12
i only recieved one email and it did not help, he did however say the early ones did have problems with the wires getting caught in the track. the seat is powered through the memory module that is bolted to the bottom of the drivers seat track. you cant check ...
1999 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GTHG39R1X
thanks for all the replies,i actually had 2 vans with the same problem,both turned out to be a restriction in the trans cooler lines..we temped in an external aftermarket cooler on 1 of the vans first,and low and behold it didn't stall any more.the fix was sug...
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L 3-4 shift VIN: 2HKRL1869Y
we decided to remove the tranny and open it, we found that the clutches seperated from the plates, and there was lots of clutch material floating around, we ordered a rebuilt trans, and the customer will pay half of the cost. we think that the cleaner in the t...
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Tach VIN: JT8UF11E2M
the customer never returned for further testing on tach.so this one is closed for now. if customer returns for fix i will post it. thanks for everyones help.
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UF11E8M
I went over everything a second time and still believe this car needs a pcm but at 1700 dollars was unwilling to take the plunge. customer will take to dealer, perhaps they can try one. the only thing i can add is that data was normal with koeo and scrambled w... Trouble codes: 41 (t. p. sensor).
1999 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L engine VIN: 4F4YR16COX
ok here goes people say wrong oil weak valve springs oil pump pressure to high we changed oil pump it droped oil pressure but problem still there we replaced lifters still there well we called a machine shop and told him what was going on and he told us that t...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L battery VIN: WDBHA22EXS
recorded draw of 250 ma after 1 hour time out.service manager would not obtain wiring diag. so sublet job to a mercedes shop.thanks to all that replyed so quickly with info
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54EXX
Replaced mass air flow sensor. Perform engine diagnostics. No codes present. Idle quality improved 100 percent at t cold and hot engine temputures. Also improved engine acceleration at all points. Thanls a lot for information Trouble codes: P0170, P0173.
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Stall VIN: WDBHA24G4Y
Thanks to all who replied. Several suggested a kinked hose or bar inside the tank interferring with the sensor travel. The customer has not returned, so I'm closing this post and will update when car returns.
1996 Nissan Pickup 2.4L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N6SD11S4T
I thank to all that responded to my help request. This thing ended up to be the timing chain out specification [one thooth retarded]. thank you very much. Wilfredo [...].
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L SRS Light VIN: 5N1AR18W35
Thanks to all who replied. Bob [...] hit it right. The two wires in the crash zone sensor were reversed by the body shop. After Bob's reply, I quizzed the body shop, and found they had replaced the connector. They did a good job of soldering and heat shrinki...
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L timing belt VIN: 4S3BG6851X
we removed cylinder heads and replaced bent valves. also we discovered that the timing belt tensioner was cause of problem,it had slack in it.we replaced tensioner and vehicle is running good.
1987 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 2.1L ignition
I thank you all for the overwhelming input on this one. Some of you suggested standard tests and some of you went beyond the manual. Testing the coil primary and secondary, changing the distributor testing the hall effects, One of what I thought would be key w...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L water pump VIN: 3VWSE29MOX
Thanks for all the replies I got.The guys that said to just remove the front mount and jack engine were right. It was a tight one removing it and putting it back was a little tougher. It wouldn't go back in so I had to cut a little metal off the frame mounted ...
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