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1990 Audi 100 2.3L brakes VIN: WAUBC5441L
after extended test drive aprox 8 miles after applying brake numerous times the brakes will lock up on all four wheels,if vehicle sits for 2-3 hours brakes will release you can then drive until next lock up
1998 Audi A4 2.8L cruise control VIN: WAUED6802W
hey audi guys, i have a problem with the cruise control. went threw the flow chart for diagnoses. with vacuum pump activated, found that it would not draw in the cruise diaphram. all other tests showed ok.. with handheld vac pump, i am able to draw the diapham...
2002 Audi A4 3.0L Forward engagement VIN: WAUJT68E62
We expected to find a ZF5hp19 trans in this vehicle. Instead it is a CVT named Multitronic. I suspect that it may be low on fluid. I was unable to get a procedure for checking fluid using Mitchell or ATRA helpline. The dealer just stonewalls. Can anyone explai...
1996 BMW 750iL 5.4L Fails Emission test VIN: WBAGK2323T
The issue with this car is only how to generate readiness codes for Oregon IM 240 OBD II scan test. this car has been at another shop and they had no success. anyone know of a procedure to generatwe the codes other than the methods stated in AllData? This car ...
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: WBADE62030
Hi Gents, I,ve the 540 bmw back as the car ran good for two months. I beleave I have new problem as the car missfire all the time. I have removed the manifold to check for air leaks and found the intake rubbers all o.k I found a couple of the 0 rings being no ...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L door lock VIN: WBADD6326W
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L All Systems VIN: 5UXFA53592
This truck/suv has a VERY INTERMITTENT problem the battery will be drained or it seems to be drained... I have only wittnessed this once on this truck/suv we jump started it and checked charging sytem all was good, we then charged battery and checked for a dra...
1995 Buick Regal 3.8L timing chain VIN: 2G4WB12L3S
Greetings, Servicing t-chain on 3.8l VIN L. Napa's tchain set has cam sensor about 15-30 degrees off. Is this OK because of the crank relearn procedure? Has anyone installed a set like this? note this is the motor with a balance shaft. Napa does not show a VIN...
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. ...
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L rear defroster VIN: 3G5DB03E12
Vehicle came in no rear defrost. after reattaching tab found no power to grid. found fuse to relay good. alldata does not show on relay where actuation power and ground come to relay, and we have no power or ground to relay other than fused power from 60amp fu...
1980 Cadillac Eldorado 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Stall, FLOODS VIN: 6L578AE651
help-have an older cadillac eldo with early fuel injection that refuses to be fixed!!1980 with 350 mpi.this system fires one bank of injectors at a time by a signal from reed switches in dist.to ecm.problem is running too rich when warm,to the point of dying.s...
1996 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Lighting VIN: 1G6KY5293T
Weird one here guys!!. The turn signal on the left side is fine. The problem is the right turn signal works intermittenly, but right now it's dead. It does not blink or even comes on,Now for the Kicker, sometimes will work fine and when you turn the parking li...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L transfercase VIN: 1GCGK24U2Y
This vehicle has a manual engagement transfercase. When put into 4x4 the vehicle will intermittantly slip out of four wheel drive. Is there any history on this happining?
2000 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.0L Misfire VIN: 1GCFG25M0Y
Hello all and thanks for the help. I have this van here with a misfire on #3 and #5. No spark on these 2 cylinders. Tune up parts were all original, distributor cap showed signs of carbon tracking, so I replaced plugs, cap, rotor and wires. Still no spark on 3... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random cylinder misfire)
1999 Chrysler LHS 3.5L fuel gauge VIN: 2C3HC56G4X
After replacing the fuel gauge sending unit, I added 5 gals. of fuel to the tank, which had appr. 4 gals. of fuel in it when I started the job of replacing the fuel gauge sender. From before the replacement to after adding 5 gals. to the 4 already in the tank,...
1993 Dodge Dakota 5.2L Hesitation VIN: 1B7GL23Y5P
When this vehicle is tested if u hammer on the accelerator while in gear doesnt matter which D,L L2 or even R. the engine boggs way down. i connected the fuel pressure test to the test port at an idle its 31 psi. i took the vacuum off the fuel pressure regulat...
1995 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1B3EJ56H6S
car came in for no start had no check engine light replaced computer, car started but runs rich has NO DATA stream installed different computer and now has a data stream BUT WON'T START NOW!!!
2002 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Front AC VIN: 1B4HS48N72
Hi folks- have an issue with this 02 Durango's AC operation. The rear seems to blow cold but front does not. Did an evac and charge first because low side seemed low. Low about 10 psi and high about 150 psi. What I recovered was .5lbs less than system holds(2....
2003 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L Wipers VIN: 1B3ES26CX3
Vehicle came into shop with the complaint of the wipers activating whenever the headlights were turned on, they would keep going till headlights were turned off. I replaced the multifunction switch and now the wipers will activate occasionally and when they do...
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 5.9L front end VIN: 3D7KU28C04
this vehicle has a severe front end wobble at 45 to 70 mph that is very intermitent (once every 2 weeks). it is so bad you cannot control the vehicle. i felt it once- at its scary!!! wobble is like grand cherokee's with a bad steering stablizer, but this one i...
1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FTEX14N4K
hi guys we have a good one here.we recently took on this client with this truck for reasons its a one owner with new motor and trans withen the past year.the problem he has is after the truck is on the highway for ten miles it has bucking effect.we have done t...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR14A9R
Thanks in advance. This on is in my head , The truck came in being rebuilt by some friends. The short block was replaced and head rebuilt. After reinstalling the motor they couldn’t make it run right and had the complete exhaust system replaced including conve... Trouble codes: 335 (EPT voltage low)
1997 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FALP54N3V
guys we towed this car in for a starter problem, customer states that engine clicks, we went to start engine and turned over ok but would not start, we held petal to the floor and engine started but did not run and all cylinders, while engine was running we fo...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAKP1139W
car was towed in as no start, has high compression, has injector pulse, has spark, timing belt was checked, ok, but this has variable timing, we need info on checking the variable timing. has aftermarket alarm, disconnected it. thanks for any info on repairing...
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, ...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Check engine light VIN: 2FMZA5141Y
Every 300-400 miles the check engine light comes on. Sometimes there is only one code, but sometimes there is two. The P0171, and P0174 codes are both related to lean fuel condition. I have checked and clean the EGR passages, replaced the intake gasket, instal... Trouble codes: P0171 (p0174-), P0174 (testing and results)
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L engine VIN: 2FTRX18L2Y
The engine seized while driving down the highway. I'm assume the timing chain packed it in. Please let me know if that is possible, and the amount of damage that can be expected and whether to repair or replace this engine. Thanks, John
2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP3832Y
Sorry for bugging you guys my computer with mitchell broke down I have no information on this car or trouble shooting this one. If anyone has any ideas, tsb's, or ran across this code 1120 tps out of range low. The vehicle doesn't shift properly and does not a... Trouble codes: 1120 (TPS range low)
2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU17W11
I need some help on this one.Customer brought truck in complaining of check engine lite. scanned computer and found code P0340( cam pos sensor) scoped sensor signal and did not see anything adnormal. Reseted computer and test test drove.code did not reset. Dec... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaf position sensor)
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMYU03141
Hello Ford techs, 01 Escape with a ignition code and EGR code. I drove car after repairing a EGR code and clearing the code and the car runs fine and no DTC's came on. The Ford tech web site lists several things like damaged coil and open coil driver circuit t... Trouble codes: P0351 (ign primary/secondary circuitt malfuction)
1997 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L 3-2 shift P0785 VIN: 1GKDT13WXV
Hi Group, This vehicle has an intermittent Service Engine light with a stored P0785, when this occurs it has 3rd gear starts. Usually occurs after a cold start with short trips around town. Connections have been checked on the transmission and pcm. Grounds hav...
1995 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Mechanical VIN: 2HGEJ2137S
When i got the car in the shop it ran poor and it was using oil.Had a burnt valve,got head redone and it runs 100%.I still have a oil usage problem.The middle two cylinders are using oil and i can find no logical problem.Checked all breather and pcv systems.An...
2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 5FNRL18504
Customers complaint was low brake pedal. Test drive did confirm that vehicle pedal is very low. When brake is applied pedal has little resistance, then just sinks to floor. We have bleed all brakes. Problem goes away if we clamp off front brake hoses. Did not ...
1997 Hyundai Tiburon FX 2.0L Stall VIN: KMHJG34F8V
The complaint on this vehicle is that it stalls very infrequently, and then restarts in a short amount of time. We have yet too expierence this problem though. This car was in about 3 weeks ago and we could not duplicate the symptoms, so we sent him on his way... Trouble codes: P0133, P0136
1997 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L lifters VIN: 4777558666
hey guys one of my coworker is working on this vehicle.customer brought thetruck in with noisy lifters so told the customer the lifters are bad.The engine has good oil pressure,so installed some new lifters.And the right side cylinder head is still noisy.I am ...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L heater VIN: SAJHX1746S
Good afternoon group. I have one i need a quick answer on so that a customer can leave for the holiday weekend. I have a 95 jaguar jx6 that came in for no heater. I checked the heater valve and aux water pump. The auxiliary water pump was no coming on. I took ...
1990 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1J4FJ78L7L
I've got this cherokee that has dropped from 15mpg to 12mpg. The cust. states that this started after he had the alt. changed. I first did a visual to make sure no lines or sensors had been disconnected then I look at scanner data (no codes available on this s...
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Hesitation, Lack of power VIN: KNDJA72381
Car came in for lack of power and hesitation. Found excessive slack in timing belt, replaced. Car runs only slightly better. Found contaminated fuel, drained, replaced with fresh fuel-no change. Checked vaccum, only 12 IN HG at idle. dropped exhaust, no change... Trouble codes: P0343 (Camshaft Position Sensor High Input)
1990 Lexus ES250 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT8VY22T9L
This car after it is warm will restart and rpms will go to 3000. It will start to surge and if you try to accel it will bog until it stalls. If you shut it down and restart it it will be ok and may run ok for a bit. We replace the TPS for a code 51 and that co...
1992 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L No Start VIN: JM3LV5220N
Hello and thatnks in advance for your help. This Mazda was towed in over the weekend. Customer says it just quit. Started with the basics. Found a huge mass of corrsion that is supposed to be a battery. Cleaned, charged and tested the battery. It is marginal b...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA22E7T
Need the Mercedes pros for this one!!Car came in back in june with code P1340! ran a couple of test too find th CMP was bad replaced, cleared codes! Customer has come back with same code in PCM he stated that MIL light came back on a week or 2 afer the sensor ... Trouble codes: P1340 (CMP Sensor monitoring signal from engine control module)
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2020262F65
Hello, I hope someone can help or has seen this problem before. The car came in with what appeared to be all the indicators of an air mass sensor, based on fault codes. Replaced the plugs based on milage. Fitted new sensor - no better.Fault code #'s PO302 & PO... Trouble codes: P0170, P0173, P0130, P0150, P0300 (Random Missfirs), P0301
2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L ps pump VIN: WDBNG78J91
Hello Fellow Members, I have this s600 amg car. It came in with a "wurring" noise coming from the front of the engine. I found the belt tensioner pulley and the idler pullies louder than normal. Also found the power steering pump front bearing area pretty lou...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L in limp home mode VIN: WDBJF65J11
Vehical came in on a flat bed complaint was no stat and cant get out of park. after checing and clearing codes ( it had 8 codes, all for comunication probles ) vehical would start, but still not come out of gear and the backup lights were on all the time... se...
1995 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L brakes VIN: 4M2DV11W7S
here we have a 95 villager that intermitently locks up all 4 wheels. the customer had it towed in yesterday, stating that the brakes slowly got tight as she was driving, until it wouldn't move anymore. the tow truck driver said that everything was normal by th...
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on, No self test No comm VIN: 1MELM50U9V
Starts & runs. Check Engine Light on. Power & grounds all good.Power&ground atDLC.Bus+ & Bus- test good at DLC.KOEO test starts,hear relays click,fans cycle,loud buzzing from trans area. Tried 2 scan tools.Same problem.Both show no communication.Voltage ref.&g...
1988 Nissan Pulsar NX SE 1.8L Misfire VIN: JN1CN34S7J
This engine has a missfire all the time on cylinder #3AND #4 .The problem is in the coil system, We have tried different coils and they still wont fire, we looked at the wiring to the coils and to the computer that is ok , so we were thinking that maybe the pr...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07Y11
Vehicle came into shop after being diagnosed by dealer. Customer only wanted to replace part that dealer diagnosed as bad. Replace right intake valve timing control sensor. Cleared codes. Road tested ok. No MIL. Customer drove vehicle vehicle about 80 miles. M... Trouble codes: 1140 (Intake timing sensor), 1110 (Intake valve timing control. IVTC system is disabled)
1999 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L Cuts out VIN: 1GHDT13W7X
Hi everyone' I have a customer with a low mile Bravada, that will randomly cut out. Sometimes it completly stalls. When the problem occurs the tach in the dash will peg to 6000 RPMs and the engine will cut out as though the rev limiter is taking over and shut...
1993 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.8L MIL Lamp on, A/C malfunction VIN: 1GMDU06L4P
The code numbers are correct, I'm pretty sure the titles are also. Vehicle is at work, I am home at 12:30 A.M., so please have mercy!! It came in for check engine light. 25 was the only one in "history codes". It was also in current codes along with the others... Trouble codes: 25 (MAT too high), 65 (cruise control servo position sensor), 66 (A/C pressure), 69 (high pressure switch circuit), 88 (PCM reset), 99 (power management problem)
1993 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L rear defogger VIN: 1G2HX53L6P
The rear window defogger does not work. Checked the fuse- ok. The light does not come on. Shop Key [Mitchell] says the relay is in the relay center. We cannot find it there. Does anyone know where the relay actually is? Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!
1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L abs light VIN: 4S3BK4357V
We have as listed an ABS code 42. Alldata lists three different ABS systems but doesnt tell how to differentiate between them other than traction control. This car doesn't appear to have TCS. The Alldata lists the ABS module under the right floor/seat area whi...
1992 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L lack of power VIN: JT3VN29V3N
This truck came to us last week after a back yard mechanic had replaced 2 fuel injectors due to leakage. It would not idle at all under 2000. We found full manifold vac to the EGR. Fixed that and then found restricted exhaust system. Customer took truck and ha...
2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN87R9Y
Hi, this vehicle brought in first time for us. Customer complains that it takes more than five seconds of cranking on occasion to start and then runs rough at initial start-up for the first minute or so. Left vehicle overnight for us to try.The truck cranked 4... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean)
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GT 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWVB81H7V
Vehicle came in running poor. Customer shut off to come in, would not start since. first checked for spark...good..checked (with a noid) for pulse at injector#1 and #4...good. sprayed ether in man too see if injecter was working...no difference. checked compre...
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L low power VIN: 17S1063448
Ok guys HELP!!! I have a 1995 Volvo 960 and this vehicle runs very sluggish on acceleration. We have checked the Timing Belt marks and they are all lined up.. It runs just like the timing is retarded. Checked for blockage in exhaust no problem. Replaced O2 sen... Trouble codes: 232 (lambda lean at idle)
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YV1LS55471
This car belonged to a good customer and she was selling it,but the gas milage was very bad. I checked what I could and refered it to the dealer.I didnt want to throw parts at it and at least they could try them and take them back off if need be. To me it was ...

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1998 Audi A4 1.8L engine VIN: WAUCB28D2W
thanks for the info,we did an oil service on it and went back to the standard oil type that customer has used since vehicle was new,we have been watching it for a few weeks and have not seen it smoke at all,believe we have corrected problem without having to t...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAW33481
hi, fixed this car. thermostat did it. thanks a lot for the help. marie Trouble codes: P0128.
2001 BMW 540i 4.4L Coolant level sensor VIN: WBAA123343
Most of the replies indicated that the whole reservoir needed to be replaced, and the customer was told that was the proper repair. He took the car from the shop without the repair being done and hasn't returned. The part was obtained, but, after more than a w...
2001 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G4CW54K71
I think I may have solved the problem. I always clean the MAF sensor at a tune up. I use brake cleaner and that usually does the trick. Well, as a guess I replaced the MAF with a known good part and my fuel trims fell into acceptable range. They had been aroun...
1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L whole car VIN: 1G6CD53B8P
the customer had both a new set of tires put on and came back to me where i replaced both axles again - problem never changed - hes FINALLY satisfied that my work is fine - so its unfortunate that the problem was not resolved but atleast its out of my hair - t...
1995 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L No Start VIN: 1G6KF52Y3S
All info I recieved was good, but none helped with repair. Vehical still has a cel on and only 1 crank sensor hooked up. Vehical does run great. I want to thank all who sent help. Trouble codes: P0083.
1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L piston VIN: WO6VR52R5V
Ok I have heard and see a lot in over 20 years of this. The warranty company called this AM and wanted a price to replace the # 5 bearing and rod. When I asked about the crank, head, and block damage they informed me THAT IS CONTINUOUS DAMAGE AND WE DON'T WARR...
1990 Chevrolet G30 Sportvan 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Rough Cold Start VIN: 2GBGG39N6L
Sorry for the delay in the so-called fix. We found that the complete Throttle body unit is at fault. The fuel pressure reg is leaking, the throttle bodies are worn & the IAC is not functioning properly but only for about 30 seconds. Then everything clears up. ...
1990 Chevrolet G30 Hi-Cube 5.7L overheats Exh manifo VIN: 2GBJG31KXL
Thank You Gentlemen, The van from hell is out of here. I had a lot of suggestions but I didn't get the answer. Most suggested timing. Timing was on , fuel pressure and volume was good. I replaced the fuel injectors and all is resolved. Thanks to all that too...
1995 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L engine temp VIN: 1GNFK16K35
Well so far so good- the only thing we could figure was the gauge was not accurate so we put a 50 ohm resistor in line that way the gauge would still go full hot when grounded and turn the check gauges light on we had already tried the 100 ohm but the gauge wo...
1997 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.0L Lifters VIN: 1GTFG25M8V
With all the replies I decided to replace manifold gasket and went ahead and replaced all the lifters. The customer says that it seems to be okay now. He is going out of state for the holidays so van will get better workout on the trip. Then he will let me kno...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L 1-2 Shift VIN: 2GCEK19R7V
Thanks to all of you that took time to reply. Many good suggestions. Since the problem was seldom present when I had the truck in the shop I had to fix it using clues rather than testing for a failed part. Several of you said that there are issues with the sna...
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start VIN: 2GCEC19R0W
It seems that the generic Snap On scanner does not give the correct info on theft systems. I had to purchase a new Tech 2 to get the proper info, which turned out to be a 2958 code. Replaced the module under the dash because it tested bad, then re-flashed the ... Trouble codes: 1631 (Theft system password incorrect).
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.4L Dome Light VIN: 1G1JF82TOW
Hi and thanks for all the great replies. I haven`t gotten car back yet because I was doing this research to ID problem and since I have already checked door switches fully I will now be more confident to Suggest module replacement, but as car has been hit a fe...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L abs light VIN: 3491YE6398
hey the customer had a aftermarket programmer installed on the truck.but the strange thing is he had it done acouple of months ago he did it himself.So this morning he brought the programmer and i set back every thing stock drove the truck and the light stayed...
2001 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L Time chain/#1 Cylinder VIN: 1Y1SK52851
I would like to thank you all for your responces. The proublem was the #1 wrist pen. I had to pull pan and crank out. I noted some bearing wear that let me know I was on the right track. Customer is now replacing the engine. I hate to gamble with my own labor ...
2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L No Start, security light on VIN: 2G1WH55K31
thanks for all the information. I finally convinced the car owner that the car must go to the dealer to be fixed. All aftermarket sources were unable to help also thanks again all !!! mitch
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Surge, Misfire VIN: 2GCEK19T81
I have not fixed this vehicle. The torque converter slippage is a little high and that may be part of the problem at speed, but I may have two problems. The customer does not want to spend any more time on this problem as he has driven it this way for quite so...
1995 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9L Driveshaft? VIN: 1B7HF1628S
Well this Mopar is ready to plow snow! - After waiting one week for a reman driveshaft, I put it in and the noise was gone as some of you said it would be, due to the cardan joint binding under the strain of a 4x4 turn. Other suggestions were the vacuum actuat...
2001 Dodge Dakota 4.7L timing chain, right side VIN: 1B7HGAN71S
after close examination of right side tensioner we found the debrees screen on the tensioner to have been sucked into the tensioner? replaced tensioner and all is working well.
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L rear wheel speed sensor VIN: 1D7HAI8N23
well thanks to all that offered help. carl from new mexico had the correct response with water getting into the abs control module connector under the hood. simply disconnected it, dried it out and used di-electric grease when putting back together and all is ...
1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L engine temp VIN: 1FALP15J5S
Hi, The fix for this vehicle was installing oem t-stat and making sure all air was purged from system. There was air trapped causing false reading at gauge. Thanks for all the great replies. Scott nailed it. good information from Jason [...] again.
1996 Ford F-250 Special 7.5L Cuts out
it seems to be the speedomoter but the customer was not ready to fix right now so can't say for sure. thanks to everyone for their help.there is only two of us working here and we've been pretty busy(which is good) so i hadn't had time to get back to everyone....
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L braking VIN: 1FMZU34E0W
thanks to all who helped with this explorer. most people pointed towards speed sensors. after cleaning the sensors, tone rings, and mating surfaces, the problem was still there and i was still unable to see any waveform glitches. i informed the customer that t...
1978 GMC C25 7.4L fuel gauge VIN: TCS248F730
WITH THE WIRING DIAGRAM HIGHLANDER SUPPLIED, I Ws able to locate a broken tan wire at the instrument cluster connection. thanks to all who replied, lots of good help.
1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L HID Headlamps VIN: 1GKDT13W0W
First of all thank you all for the help...as I found out the next day, my wiring diagram was way off. I have no idea where these wire colors came from in Alldata and Mitchell but they were wrong. I ended up tracing the wires from the high beam switch and found...
2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GKDT13S12
after all the testing, replaced fuel pump, ignition switch and fuel filter. drained out fuel tank, fuel was not flammable. customer got a bad tank of fuel. filled truck with fresh gas. thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: P0171, P1275 (aap sensor 1 ckt problem), P1271 (aap sensor 1-2 correctional error).
1996 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Fuse 15 VIN: 1HGEJ6673T
The problem was that the wire behind the intake manifold brace was shorting. Thank you to all that replied.
1991 Isuzu Trooper SE 2.6L alternator VIN: 5LESCH58EI
We changed the alternator from a bosch to a napa brand. The truck has been on the road for almost a week without a problem. It seems the bosch unit has a defect or weakness. We have had good luck with this brand in years past, BUT would not use on this truck 9...
2001 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: SAJDA14C31
Sorry for the delay, After reading several replies I went on-line to research OAT (Organic Acid Technology) coolants. From what I can tell the use of OAT based coolants is only advantagous if you want to extend the service interval (ie manufacturers who incl...
1993 Jeep Wrangler 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1J4FY29S1P
Had Some Great Help On This. Was Told To Check The Tank At The Bottom. It Was Sunk In So We Replaced It With OEM Tank. Also Found The Vent Hose Smashed Were It Goes Between The Frame And Body. Also Had A Shorted O/2 Sensor. Thanks Again Dave
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L airbag light VIN: KNDJB72391
Kia dealer told customer that there was a loose wire under dash. Light is now out. Thanks guys. Lee
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JT6HF10UXX
Well its the next day and the next cold drive it sets a p0305, and found it to be an injector w/ a cruddy spray pattern. SPrays ok enough to work warm but when cold it sputtered under load. Tks for the help... 1 Reply lol
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L fuse no. 7 climate control system VIN: WDBBA48D9H
Ok guys, sorry for the delay but I wanted to make sure it was fixed. First let me say thank you for the time everyone took to reply to my request for help. One reply I got nailed it on the head, the reply wasn't in the form of an email, it was a phone call fro...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L Lack of power VIN: WDBGA57E8R
After replacing the r/s cat, the car had some more power, but not much. Due to lack of communication, it was determined that the spark had NOT been checked on that side of the engine. It turns out there was none and the the problem was traced to a bad coil. Th... Trouble codes: 224 (closed throttle position switch).
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L EIS (electronic Ign.unit) VIN: WDBHA23GXW
All is well again boys! The fix was replacing the EIS and programming with a new also ordered Green Goblin key. The procedure for replacement is the following: remove the cover below the ignition switch, remove the lock that holds the ignition switch in by tur...
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L up shifting VIN: 1MELM62WRH
Thank you all for your responses. thru following the wiring from here to there we found poor connections at a harness connector on top of the trans. cleaned the green ffrom the conector and reseated it and everything works well. thanks again all the replied to...
1992 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Pump - Rack VIN: JN1RZ24H6N
Thanks for all of the great replies. We bled the system for a very long time but our problem never got much better. We are going to replace the rack, flush the system and see what that does for us.
1996 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L knock sensor VIN: JN8AR05Y3T
Hi all, this one is a more fix for the books. In order to make this repair, you have to remove the upper intake, piping and wiring from the front upper timing belt cover and the single bolt that holds the belt cover to the lower intake. You do not need to remo...
1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31D2V
Hello and thanks for all the help. What we ended up doing was putting all the original parts back in and found the problem is MUCH more frequent. Then I put only the Napa distributor back in and it ran fine. Now we are getting somewere. I put the original dist... Trouble codes: P0100, P1320 (manf. control ign system or misfire).
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