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2001 Acura CL Premium 3.2L blend door VIN: 19UXA426X1
GOOD AFTERNOON FELLOW TECHNICIANS, My problem with this acura is that the heat comoing from the defroster or heater is just luke warm. I did find the water valve cable disconnected. After re-connecting the cable the heat seemed somewhat better , but still is n...
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L abs light VIN: WAUED24BXY
hi i wordering if any one has more daig info on this dtc for insterment voltage problem.problem is interment thanks for help.
1994 BMW 325is 2.5L starter VIN: WBABF4329R
Hi BMW-Gurus & Fellows ! Have his one make me look old.Car come in with no start condition.Follow the alldata & BMW schems lead me to 9-pins starter immobilizer relay.Only 4 of the pins are showed in wiring diagram : 2 =blk/yel (87) ; 4=brn (85) ; 6=blk/yel (i...
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGF8322W
Vehicle came back again for same codes. Don't have a scope to read cam sensor pattern.Doesn't seem to have any driveability issues other than mil light on.Any suggestions would be appreciated and thanks in advance. Trouble codes: 112 (cam sensor), 139 (output stage map cooling), 183 (evap small leak)
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Drivers seat VIN: WBAGJ82000
Hi all, this vehicle has no operation of either the drivers power seat in any direction (although the pneumatic lumbar support works fine) and the electric steering column won't move. I hooked up a scan tool and found multiple fault codes relating to both the ...
1996 Buick Regal Custom 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WB52K6T
Hello fellow GM techs. I have this car that came into my shop yesterday with the SES and miss. Scan test found random misfire on #5 cylinder. Tested firng and does miss on #5. Test injectors with both amp tester and balance tested injectors-good, tested spark ... Trouble codes: P0300
1996 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4HP52KXT
first time this car showed up on hook no start, found no fuel preasure. replaced fuel pump with after market , three weeks later on hook again, replaced with same manufacturer, never left shop, installed new ac delco pump, three weeks later on the hook again. ...
1998 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KS54Y1W
Hello All and thanks in advance for any help, I have found Iatn very helpful. I have this vehicle that has an ignition missfire on $1 cyl.(sorry no. sign key is bad). I have done what I think to be the preliminarys IE; swapped coils, comp. test, swapped inject... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 missfire), P0300 (Random missfire)
1977 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L p/s pump VIN: 1737L7S416
This vette came in with the p/s bracket laying on the left frame. After inspecting found the 2 bolts that hold it to the front of the engine broken off. Found the other bolt that holds the bracket to the side of the block missing. Ordered new p/s bracket and d...
1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GCHG35R7X
every thing we've done has no effect on miss fire
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L red brake warning light VIN: 2GCEC19T5Y
Red brake warning light is flashing at a consistent rate all the time with the key on and while the engine is running. I can't find any information for any kind of diagnostic procedure or what makes the light flash. I've checked ABS, BCM, and PCM codes, and t...
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L starter VIN: 2G1WF55E6Y
Hello all, we have this Impala that int. will not start, will not crank. The customer discovered if she steps on the brake pedal it starts. You have to step the pedal just far enough for the brake lites to turn on. This is intermitant so we have not been able ...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GCHC29U33
Got a strange one here. This 6.0 truck has a very rough idle and will even sometimes die. Missfires build up on all cylinders while idling but go away once you reach anything over 1400 rpm. The truck has plenty of power and drives fine off idle. We have repl... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Missfire)
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTEC19T23
Truck came in running horrible. one of my techs looked at it for 2 hrs and gave up...it acts like a intake gasket leak or a stuck open egr valve, but has no egr valve. LT FUEL TRIM B1 11% & LT FUEL TRIM B2 -25%--misfires on cylinders 2,4,6,8---4 and 6 being co... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0101 (maf out of range), P0756 (shift sol. b per. or stuck off)
1997 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L No Start VIN: IC3EJ56HSV
Customer staits check eng. light on, engine hesitates. had dead battery, toed in. charge battery, cranks no start. no codes in ecm, will run with propain. injectors shut off after 15 sec. of runing. at first dash bord did not work, no tac, fuel, and temp. spee... Trouble codes: B00DY, B00DY
1995 Dodge Neon 2.0L No Start VIN: 2B34567890
so this customer tows a car says it has been parked for some time and wants to put it on the road battery deains out so i give it a boost and it starts after running for 30 min i shut it off and try start again never does and never did at all... look for probl...
1999 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7MC3366X
Shut the engine off and it will not restart. No fuel in the transfer pump resivour. Where would the fuel be leaking down? There are no visible leaks. Trouble codes: 216 (Ignition timing error)
2002 Dodge Durango SLT Plus 4.7L T-case VIN: 1B4HS58N92
Hello tecks,This truck drove in the shop. It was always in four wheel hi, we checked fuses and found two blown (trans) (four by four) after replacing them it was still in four wheel hi, and all the indicator lights on the switch were lit. except for the "N" th...
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.9L Steering VIN: 3B7KF23Z72
vehicle has stiff steering and will not self centre.
1988 Ford Ranger S 2.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTBR10T8J
When vehicle is cold engine runs fine. After warms up hesitates, cuts out and eventually stalls and will not restart until cold. The owner of the vehicle has replaced the in the tank fuel pump and fuel pressure regulator. Brought it to me and I replaced the ex...
1996 Ford Escort LX 1.9L smokes on start VIN: 1FASP15J7T
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. This is a very nice older lady and she said she would start the car up and a bunch of smoke would come out of it. I could not believe it until i witnessed it. After it sits several hours, you start it up and...
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L brake pedal VIN: 1FMZU32X5W
we recieved this car, customer wanted all 4 brakes replaced, we did not drive the car. after inspection we advised her she did not need brakes, linings only 1/2 worn front and rear. she stated that brakes had never been replaced since she bought the car new an...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L shift engagement VIN: 1FTZR15U7W
we've got this 98 ranger reverse slips and when you start in drive it is stating in second or third. If you turn overdrive off it shifts hard down into first.you can manually shift from first to overdrive and it has all the gears but slips. with no codes at al...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L steering wheel/ front end VIN: 1FMZU34XXX
Hi, I have this Explorer at my shop with a Bad shake in the steering wheel after you hit a bump, pot hole ect. while driving over 30 mph. Feels like the front end is loose. The truck has had a align. recently and I went through the front end. All parts tight, ...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FAFP53U9X
i have a very hard shift from 1 to 2 all other shifts are normal no codes and i have replaced all solinoids flushed trans this happens all the time at any temps
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L battery light VIN: 1FAFP5524Y
this taurus has been giving me fits. it came in with the battery light on in the dash. started vehicle and light was out. after driving for 5-10 miles the light would come on and go out. then it would maybe stay on or not. have checked at the alternator when l...
1991 GMC TopKick 8.0L A/C Controller Module VIN: 1GDM71HJ1M
I have a real winner here. The LED's on the A/C controller flash and the system doesn't work.I'm just trying to get some heat and a little defrost for the driver. When you turn the ign. swithch on, about 10 sacs later the LED's for the dash mode start to flash...
1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L HID Headlamps VIN: 1GKDT13W0W
This one is very confusing. With the headlamps on, the hi beam indicator stays on and I am unable to change it. I have tried a new combo switch with no change in operation. Alldata's wiring diagrams are very poor on this subject. There is no trouble shooting c...
2000 GMC C-Series Topkick C7H042 7.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GDJ7H1B1Y
Approx. 2 weeks ago we put a clutch in this truck, 2 days later it shows up having an intermittant stall/ hard to start issues. sometimes it can run for an hour and then suddenly loses power to the pumps. All data is of no use and we called the GM tech line wh...
1986 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JHMBA534OG
Hello everyone,this honda has a cold idle surge.We checked fuel pressure and flow,found that it had 40psi but flow was bad so we replaced fuel filter and pump.cold surge was still there.Noticed valves were a little noisey so we adjusted,no change.Inspected the...
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.7L No Start VIN: 1HGCE6667S
Veh. was towed in. Reported driven fine over the weekend and was not started the next morning. We checked plugs, all fouled with fuel. Looked thru cylinders which were filled with gas. We checked for spark, none! All fuses for ECM, ignition and fuel delivery ...
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 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX1740R
Need a little help from all Jaguar guru's. This Jaguar keeps turning on the MIL with codes 46/47 (Idle Air Control), although I have gone through, very thoroughly more than once, the idle control circuit and clearing the code by grounding the red terminal bel... Trouble codes: 46/47 (Idle Air Control valve)
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L information center VIN: 1J54GZ8SXT
customer complains about information center below ac control will stay lit after car is shut off. everything else seems to turn off. information center will illuminate rear lamp failure circuit when screen stays lit. battery will go dead overnight. so customer...
2005 Land Rover LR3 HSE 4.4L folding mirrors VIN: SALAG25475
We have a client who wishes to install OE motorized folding door mirrors as equipped on LE and SE models of the same year. We are seeking information regarding the fitment, harness, controllers, switches etc. Thank you. Rob
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L high beams VIN: JT8BF28G4W
Car came in with complaint of high beams on whenever headlight are on. Seems to be a short to ground but cannot locate it. Any help would be appreciated
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L abs module is actaving at slow speed VIN: JT6HF1002X
She had to go out of town but I told her I would ask the "boys" and see if I didn't get any good hits on this. I have limited test equiment to test this thing with when she brings it back. Thanks ahead of time for any help.
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...
1999 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L clutch VIN: 4F4YR12C8X
Vehicle originally came in with a worn out clutch.Replaced clutch and found that the clutch would not release fully. Bled system many times.Replaced slave cylinder and master cylinder with know good parts.. no change. The strange part of this is the pedal will...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L EIS (electronic Ign.unit) VIN: WDBHA23GXW
Good day to all. I have this Benz. which will not allow us to turn the key in the ignition. The ESL (electronic steering lock) will not release. The key does operate the remote entry system. A new key was ordered by the shop that hired us, but that is not bein...
1999 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L Overdrive VIN: 4M2ZZU54E2
Hi guys This vehicle driven to us with the complaint of running rough, when we attemted to test drive it it seemed like the transmission was bad, shuttering and not wanting go, but seemed to run good in neutral. We didn't have time to work on it right away so...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L ecu codes VIN: 4A3AC84H51
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse V6 has had an engine change to a 2002 Dodge Stratus 3L v6. Plug and play everything fit with no problem. Appears to be the same motor. Sets 4 codes p0175 bank 2 rich,171 bank 1 lean, 340cam sensor, 335 crank sensor Runs perfect. I check...
1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31D2V
Hello members, This car was towed in. I started it and it ran fine. MIL was on. Codes PO100 MAF, PO1320 Manf control ign sys or misfire. After I came back from a road test it started too act up. It feels like the someone is turning the key on and off realy fa... Trouble codes: P0100, P1320 (manf. control ign system or misfire)
2001 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L battery VIN: JNICA31A71
hello techs,the problem is after replacing the battery 2 weeks ago,the battery drains .testing we had a 11 volt draw.the battery completely drains to 0.the old battery just tested bad,on midtronics tester but still started the car ok.are there problems with th...
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3GR64H11
Car came in with a p0410, secondary air injection system, code just over 1 year ago. Tested and replaced one of the air diverter check valves. 9 months later it's back with a whining air pump on cold start up but no codes. Replaced with a new Delco air pump, c... Trouble codes: P0410
1976 Other European Silver Shad 6.75L Rear Axle, Driveline
I am sorry this post is so vague, but my experience on Rolls-Royce is limited. The vehicle has a vibration on hard acceleration only. Seems to be coming out of the rear. But I could not isolate which side. I have replaced the left half shaft about one year ago...
1994 Plymouth Sundance 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1P3XP24D4P
I have a brain scratcher here.When you start the car cold it runs realy rich.Injector pw is about 2.8 ms but all other readings seem to be fine.As soon as it warms up( only take a few minutes) it runs fine.Injector pw goes down to 1. to 1.2ms.I am the second p... Trouble codes: 51 (O2 stays below center)
1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.0L No Start, may start then die VIN: 2P4GP4436T
van came in on a hook timing belt broke replaced timing belt no start replaced plugs wires cap rotor have fuel pressure spark inj pulse cam and crank signals still no start at one point it would start but you could not keep it running ant it would not build rp...
1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L headlamps VIN: 1G2JB1245V
reviewed fix database and checked all related splices/ grounds. new switch will make lamps work properly for approximately 9-10 months. just looking for ideas/ feedback about anything missed or is this just a poor quality switch problem. switch that was instal...
2000 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G2HZ541Y4
vehile has stalled 3 x's on customer but not for me,at 70 mph and 30 mph and at stop sign, but has restarted everytime I have scoped the crank sensor, but checks out ok, Jim Trouble codes: P0128, P0137, P0336
1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L No Start VIN: 4S3BK4351T
Car came in with oil leak. Front crank seal was leaking. removed belt and sprocket and replaced front seal,reinstalled belt and timed cams and crank sprockets. tried to start engine before installing covers and fans, engine would not start. Has no spark or fue...
1997 Subaru Legacy 2.5L No Start VIN: 4S3BC6854V
All right Subaru Gurus! Towed in, died while driving. I have spark on the front coil, not on the rear. Scoped signal from ignitor to coil pack, OK. Scoped signal from PCM to ignitor, with ignitor connected and unplugged, have signal on one, not on the other. H...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Starting VIN: 4T1BG12K7T
when car sits for approx. 8 hours and cold car will start and shut off. after a few attempts car will idle rough until it warms up and then it will run beautiful. there are no codes and we changed the coolant temperature sensor. car will start and run perfect ...
2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN87R2Y
Hi techs, this vehicle got tow in last tuesday with no start complaint. Pop the hood and found a little rat home under the throttle body on top of the intake manifold. Rat bite the wires to Coil #1, Coil#2 and Coolant Temp sensor. Did a quick job on repairing ... Trouble codes: P0172 (Bank 1 System too rich)
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L ABS module VIN: WVWMA63B9X
Good afternoon tecs. I have the old no communication with the ABS unit. Checked all wiring - O.K. My question is, before I replace the whole unit, the Dealer told me that there is a repair kit available for the unit for $499.00. They couldn't tell me what the ...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Battery Drain VIN: 3VWSA29M2Y
I have this 2002VW jetta,that the battery goes dead after two days of sitting I replaced the battery tested bad and checked for parasatic draw and it was 1.73amps I ended taking the radio fuse out and it dropped to .68amps.The minimum draw allowed according to...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Brake pressure VIN: 3VWSF29M2Y
This should be a no-brainer but here it is. Vehicle came in with a brake noise at the left front. One mounting hole for the caliper was stripped out, the caliper was bouncing around and wore grooves in the knuckle where the pads sit. The right front knuckle wa...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L smoke VIN: 3VWDD21C8Y
This is a car that was just purchased, so no history. Car has 2 problems. One is it overheats. radiator stays cold. Fan comes on. Already removed Stat & waterpump impeller appears o.k. Stat looks new & I know someone had it out because the old o-ring was setti...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA63B9Y
help? ithink that i covered all bases. i have swapped injectors, injector wiring, new coils & plugs & swapped holes with each,put new fuel in tank,and all listed before. this car has a miss on #1. what am i missing? any help would be appreciated, and if we mee... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301

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1984 BMW 528e 2.7L can't rev up VIN: WBADK7309E
OK Gentlements ! The car is fix now with several part replacement Paul, David ,Georges & Charlie were right with the plugged cat. converter.But i want to play & learn with it first, before i remove the O2 sensor to confirm the plugged cat converter. First i ch...
1985 BMW 325e 2.7L No Start
We did replace the main relay in the system and get injector pulse running; however, we did not get the chance to replace the fuel pump (customer declined repairs). There is a sensor in the fuel line near the pump, and ALLDATA does not have this in the wiring ...
1993 BMW 325is 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WBABF3319P
hay guys lots of you said vanos i have gotten the tools for the job waiting for the vanos figure ill do the chains and ten & etc same time thanks alot you guys are the best!!!Rick
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L air bag VIN: WABN53491J
Thanks to all that responded I replaced the battery cable and the seat belt tentioner assembly and all is well !!! Thanks a million for the help
1992 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP53L2N
Thank you all for repling to this help request. The cust chose not to fix this car. Trouble codes: 41 (cam sensor fail).
1994 Chevrolet K3500 6.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBJK34F0R
thank all tecs who replied. we finally got this truck back. using all advice offered, removed and installed new strainer in fuel tank, inspected tank for contamination, good. road test and light came on as usually. installed new transfer pump, frame mount and ... Trouble codes: 36 (long m/s injector pulse).
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, excessive crank time VIN: 1GNDT13W3T
I want to thank you guys for the responses that i received, after reading the possible solutions to my problem it was obvious that most of you agreed that the problem was the fuel pump especially if the aftermarket pump was not oem. Well the pumps that were pr...
1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2G1WL52M2V
we finally got hold of a vacuum transducer for our lab scope and hooked it up so we could watch the vacuum pulse for each cylinder. what an amazing tool. we can definetly see a problem on the intake stroke for #1 cylinder so we know it is a mechanical problem....
1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 LS 5.7L Power steering pump VIN: 1GAHG39R7X
Thanks to all who responded. I found the hose from the fill reservoir kinked down by the pump restricting flow. I tried to re-route the hose, but it seemed to long. I cut off about 3' of the hose by the pump and re-assembled. Works like a champ now!
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Heater VIN: 2GCEK19T7Y
Thanks to all who responded. Flushing the heater core took care of the problem. Truck has been gone several weeks now and no complaints.
2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Speedo, Driver Info Center, Odometer VIN: 1GNDX13E62
I thank the 3 guys who replied; Doug, Mike, and Tony. I appreciate your input. After hooking up my new Tech 2 I discovered The instrument cluster was the only module not communicating. After doing a thorough wire check I disassembled the instrument cluster to ...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L distributor VIN: 1GCEC14W62
well engine was not replaced thanks to a money hungry warranty co in the southern partof the auto nation where its sandy and sunny cust was aware aof circustances dist recall has been performed as you all well know was put out by gm months ago thanx for the fe...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L intermediate steering shaft VIN: 2GCEC19T65
Hello, well I haven'thad much luck on this fix with my 3 gm techs. They have read thru the fixes and all don't want to pay attention to the crossmember bulletin. They seem to be content just replacing grease packs as long they are in warranty. Thanks to Jorge,...
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C4Y48B62T
We replaced the cam sensor and let client try for couple of weeks-no lamp on, all normal. We could not fault the sensor atall, but the proof is in the pudding!! thanks to all whom replied. Brian Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft posision sensor code).
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HF13Z31
We performed a cylinder leak down and it showed 55% leakage. It showed good 3 weeks earlier. Air was going in exhaust valve and into crankcase. We removed head on right bank and found burned valve and looked to have scuffed cylinder wall in #8. I beleive the v... Trouble codes: P0308 (Cylinder 8 misfire).
1996 Eagle Talon 2.0L Stall, Misfire VIN: 4E3AK44YOT
Well Gents I'm afraid I had to send this one to the local dealer.The possiblility of a intermittent cam or crank sensor was my best guess.Some of you thought it may be a ecu fail,up ay Chrysler dealer there couldn't even get it to act up ??And I thought it was... Trouble codes: P1391 (intermittent loss of ckp or cmp).
1993 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP54Y8P
Well didnt get to fix this one yet but will add it in when it comes in . customer stated he would bring it in after the the holidays because he had relatives in and couldnt be with out his car for now. I did get 3 replies 1 stating to run a dual trace of the c... Trouble codes: 214 (Cylinder identification circuit fault).
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L engine VIN: 2FMDA514XT
the problem ended up to be a two fold problem. cam sensor timing in distributor was off and had to be reindexed. we were alsot tricked by checking fuel pressure and not volume. when we did ignition on engine off fuel volume test into a glass container, found t...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L headlights VIN: 1FMYU60E81
most of you knew something I didn't, inside fuse#33 was the problem. the only reference I had was the owner's manual which lists fuse #33 as DRL. I knew that there was no daytime running lamps on this vehicle, so I never tried putting a fuse in there( someone ...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L wipers VIN: SALTY550G0
Hi guys,we replaced the wiper motor and linkage as per all the replies on iatn,the dealer confirmed this as they keep several in stock and sell them regularly,they work great,cheers to everyone for their replies,this is a great network,cheers,john
2000 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L trans lockup
thank you for the reply ! Looks like trans failure again ! just wanted to be possitive .
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L top VIN: WDBFA66EXM
Sorry for the long delay but this was a tough one. I did a pin out test to try to find what was burning up the modules, found no response from the window down limit switch on the drivers door. Pulled door panel and found a broken door check strap had cut the h...
2000 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L Misfire VIN: WDBDA12Z34
Customer decline further diagnosis, most reply warn about defective igntion wiring, but this have a direct coil per plug and was switched with known good side of other cylinders. One suggestion suggest that he had the same exact problem and the timing chain wa... Trouble codes: P0302, P0308.
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MECM74W0S
I am sorry to post I was unable to fix this car the customer decided to take it to to dealer. In my diagnostic's I have been chasing a circuit problem with the evr solinoid the code states a problem with this circuit I replaced the solinoid with a new ford par... Trouble codes: P1409.
1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1MELM5OU6T
thank for all the replies it took me a while to get back to this vehicle shop had a lot of work need to used lift for a day i did took it out from the bottom job came out ok i did what you guys say i hope i can be of help to some of you guys in the future than...
2003 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Stall VIN: 1MEFM50U23
This problem might be fixed, but can't say for sure, so I am posting this as not fixed. Don't really know what the ABS business was all about, but the stalling did occur to the customer several times and one time while we had the car in our possession. After m...
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L abs VIN: WMWRC33402
Concensus is to use factory scan tool, one reply mentioned a Snap On eurotech cartridge, I have my Snap On rep looking if this is available in Canada. but car still has lamp on-client will go to dealer-250kms away, next time he's in Toronto. Thanks for the hel...
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L coolant temp sensor VIN: 4A3AK44YRS
Thanks for all the help. Monty, greg,andrew,ronald. I replaced the coolant temp sensor and everything is great so far. Everyone was all on the same page of music. Thanks again for the help.
2001 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L Hesitation VIN: 6MMAP67P21
We were able to determine that there is a mechanical problem with the throttle body which allows the throttle plate to close regardless of driver input. Since we could not access the TCS module for codes we disconnected a wheel speed sensor to set an ABS code,...
1991 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Entire system VIN: JN1HJ01P9M
First off, thanks to all for the great suggestions and ideas. Block test indicated a possible blown head gasket. The fluid color took a while to change, but the customer finally agreed to allow me to do a teardown. I did this and found a blown headgasket on th...
2005 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L Light
Not much here to say, but need scanner to erase these codes. Will see if dealer will clear codes for free using the 'I don't know light just came on' line since truck is under warranty..lol
1989 Oldsmobile 98 Regency 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G3CX54C1K
This was my first help request, and the replies were great and extremely helpful; thank you. I ended up replacing the MAF, TPS and the Crank Sensor again. All of which made the car run better. I removed the factory spark plug metal protection sleeves and that ...
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.8L unknown VIN: K5XF304903
Found the cause of the water noise was the heater core. Flushed the cooling system and evacuated any present air pockets. Thank you all for your help.
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5L MIL Lamp on, Evaporative System VIN: 1G3GR64H61
Many thanks to everyone that tried to help. Although this customer insisted they wanted to fix this car, they have not rescheduled. I'm closing this as a 'not fixed'. If they do reschedule, I will certainly update this post. Trouble codes: P0440 (Evaporative System Fault large leak detected).
1997 Other European DB7 3239CC Warning light VIN: SCFAA4122V
I didn't expect a lot of replies on this one, and thats what we got. One from Cornelio said 'DID YOU CLEAR FAULT AND PERFORM SERVICE DRIVE CYCLE TO VERIFY FAULT CLEARED; IS RESULT IS OK-CHECK TCM. GOOD LUCK.' We have no way to clear codes, and was he refering ...
1990 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L drums VIN: 1G2HZ54CL1
the vehicle quit making the noise, so I have nothing to go on
1998 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L heater VIN: 2G2FS22K1W
Thanks To All who replied.I received some excellent advice on the fix for this car. Customer never returned for me to try any.
2001 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3G2JD12T11
replaced ign switch CLIENT HAS NOT BEEN BACK YET.all is well thanks for all the great support guys
1988 Saab 900 SPG 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3AT35L7J
Well most of the delay on this repair was the outside temps up untill last Thursday it has just too warm for this car to act up. What we have found is when the car will not start we were not getting any 12volt signal at the fuel pump relay pin #86 but every ti...
1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on
Well, the plot thickened. It turns out that the next time the MIL light came on and the car acted up, the customer noticed the trans shift indicator shifting from D to N. We pulled a code from trans for the multi-function switch. We replaced it, cleared the co... Trouble codes: 17988 (throttle actuator B1 malfunction).
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