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2001 Audi A4 1.8L heater VIN: WAUDC68D41
Hi group! This car came in with a no heat complaint. Tested the blend door, OK. Checked temperature difference from upper rad hose, 170 deg F, to heater hoses, 170 deg F(inlet), 165 Deg F (outlet). I am down to either cabin temp sensor or C/C head. I have exha...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L tailgate closer VIN: WBADP6347Y
The tailgate closer on this wagon is inop. I have read a description of the system, but do not a wiring digram. All other functions of the gate are working, including the electric latch release. Motor will not close tailgate, indicator on dash is on, gate ratt...
1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L anti theft system. VIN: 14CU5217V4
Hi evryone. I have this 97 buick park ave. that will not start. the starter does not engage, and no power getting to the starter solonoid. the customer stated that this used to happen intermittenly, but now it wont do anything. it used to start if it was left ...
2000 Buick Century Custom 3.1L blower motor VIN: R4WE537193
blower motor runs on high w/ign.off cant control speed of blower w/ ign.turned on ,always on high. any diag.we can preform?
1985 Cadillac DeVille 4.1L engine VIN: 1G6CD6980F
in came this Cadillac Deville. Customer stated that the engine won't shut down when he turns off the key. Went out and checked and sure enough, the engine will not shut down. Turn of and remove the key, and keeps running. Replaced, lock cylinder, ignition swit...
1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G6CD53B4N
this car bucks and jerks and runs very bad after about 80 miles and owner has to pump the pedal to keep it running to get home. we had this thing in here 6 weeks ago and it had stalled so we rebuilt the dist. and it drove fine. now we have it back and it runs ...
2002 Cadillac Escalade 5.3L abs VIN: 1GYEK63N32
vehicle sets code 282, replaced bpmv, bleed system with scanner, test drive & resets code 282, any help appreciatted
1985 Chevrolet Celebrity 2.8L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1AW19X7F
After warming up vehicle, when you come to any stop light or sign vehicle has a bad surge and hear throttle kicker activating on a constant 2-3 count. Also the CEL light will flash at same count. So all happening together. Found that multiple solenoids and air...
1994 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 6.5L Stall, no communication VIN: 1GCHC39F1R
I have a chevy truck that will intermitently stall sometimes it will run for 30 seconds sometimes it will run for hours, I can't get any communication from the PCM at any time. The wiring diagrams I have show that there is a wht/blk wire that runs from the dcl...
1994 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L 1-2 Shift & Overdrive VIN: 1GCEK19KXR
On first start the vehicle will start in first and shift to 2nd and 3rd. Come to a stop and it will remain in 3rd unless manually shifted down but will not go back to 1st, it will then start in 2nd and then go to 3rd. So far we have changed the 1-2, 2-3 and th...
1998 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L tcc VIN: 2G1WL52M7W
Mother in-law came in for general maintenance (LOF,trans and cooling system services,rotate,balance,brake inspect) and SES light on continuously. She had no "driveability complaints". DTC 1870 stored so I checked freeze-frame data: engine load 30%. Coolant 198...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 LS 5.7L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19R2X
Hi, thanks in advance for the help on this! This was brought into my shop this afternoon with mil on and complaints of stalling. Stalling occurs intermittantly, but most often after a cold start. Always restarts right away. My scan tool pulled out a PO453B - E... Trouble codes: P0453
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Misfire VIN: 2GCEC19T3Y
the problem i'm having is a slight mis at idle not enough to trigger a mis-fire code but it is noticeable. scan test indicated a code p0463 fuel level sensor problem. i'm sure it needs a sensor since when i bang on the take with a rubber mallot the guage start...
2002 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YY22G22
Hello All! This car came in a few weeks back with the mil on and P0442 code for small evap leak. I have smoke tested the car on two seperate days and find no smoke leaks and the system holds nitrogen perfectly! We even replaced the vent solenoid incase it had ... Trouble codes: P0442 (Small Evap Leak Detected)
2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 LS 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GAHG39R82
Well it's been a while since I had to send a request, but when the chips are down you've got to call in for the big guns. The problem that I've been fighting has apparently been going on for about 6 months the cutomer just doesn't bring it back right away. T... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
1987 Chrysler LeBaron GTS 2.2L engine VIN: IC3BH58E4G
greetings...trying to find a used 2.2 to throw in this piggy - am being told that some 2.2 turbos have a four bolt pulley on the crank and some have a five bolt pulley and that the two engines are therefore not interchangeable. can anyone verify this and perha...
1994 Chrysler LHS 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3ED56F8R
Gentlemen we have a 1994 Chrysler LHS with a no start.We are getting a good crank & cam signal at the ECM. No spark or power to coil when cranking. We can fire the coil with scanner. We thought we had a Bad ECM. Just tryed a new one fron the dealer. Still have...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L power steering pump VIN: 2C8GP64L41
customer brought vehicle into shop because power steering pump would make a loud whinning noise on initial start up in morning when cold-had vehicle over night and confirmed noise coming directly from pump when first started, noise goes away after 10-20 second...
1996 Dodge Dakota 3.9L gauges VIN: 1B7FL2X4TW
If you turn park or headlamps on , both turn sig. indicators light up on dash and the gauges fuel temp etc pin over and the tachometer drops to zero, turn off lights they all work again, check most basics grounds wiggle tests etc, took out turn signal switch i...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L lacks power VIN: 3B7HF12Y7W
We have this dodge pu, lacks power. It's most noticable above 50 mph in 5'th gear. fuel trims, are -3 to 3 all the time. tryed adding propane @ highway speed and no change. O2 voltage is .8 and above @highway speed. all @ wot. rear end makes some whining that ...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 3B7HCZ6WMZ
We replace power steering pump, water pump and thermostat. Cooling system was badly rusted.We flushed system. After repairs vehicle ran fine. Customer picked up vehicle. A few days later customer return and state vehicle is running rough at idle and shut off a...
2000 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1BEJ46X7YN
computer was replaced due to malfunctioning fan circuit and was possibly damaged in collision. fan is now ok but evap code is still popping up, have reprogramed the new computer twice, same result. have tested wires to and from sol.,computer. all are good sol ... Trouble codes: P0443
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L torque converter clutch circuit VIN: 1B7HF13Z71
vehicle came back within 200 miles with light reset, test drove with scan tool and monitored rpm drop with clutch is applied, no difference, seems that the output rpm stays higher than engine rpm, made sure the tcm is sending a signal and it is. also solenoid ...
2001 Dodge Dakota 3.9L ecm
I had just completed an engine re & re using a rebuilt engine as a replacement. The engine was replaced due to a broken connecting rod in cylinder no.5. When I went to start the engine I had a no start condition. I have no spark. Before I went ahead with repla...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L cold start VIN: 1FTJW36FXV
personal truck, hard cold start, I have replaced the glow plugs and the controller worked better for the first few days.When the temp has gone into the teens its been hard to start. I have to cycle the glow plugs many times until it fires and runs, once the en...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L speedometer VIN: 1FTDF1725V
I'm Looking for an answer that is driving me crazy. The problem that I am having is that the code I got is P0500 vss sensor malfunction . vss test good but tried another one no speedometer. input and output fine ;problem is not in the tranny. tranny shifts fin...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L pings VIN: 1FTRX17L1Y
hi group this thing will ping under a pretty heavy load, scanned pcm no codes, maf sensor reading approx 153 hz, coolant temp 210 degrees, fuel pressure 39 psi good volume, egr system functional, open valve almost kills engine and has 10 inches vacuum applied ...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L rear lights and interior lights VIN: 2FMZA50421
Hello Fellow Techs, I need help on this Windstar. The rear lighting,... all brake lights, turn signals, running lights, back up lights, and interior lights,will quit working at times. Only on the rear. The front lights are not affected. When the lights quit, ...
2002 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE14212
Hello All I have ran into two of these vans in the last two days with high mileage and same codes. Both vans have NO drivibility problems associated with these codes other than a check engine light on. Both vehicles have had new MAFs, both front O2 sensors, an... Trouble codes: P0171 (System Too Lean Bank 1), P0174 (System Too Lean Bank 2), P1131 (Lack of HO2S B1S1 Sw Indicates Lean), P1151 (HO2S B2S1 Sw Point Indicates Lean), P1406 (DPFE Downstream Hose Off)
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTRX08LX3
All this codes lead to some sort of wiring problem for me, but why the occured with a new dash install I don't know. KOEO the reading on sensors are as follows: TP : 5.12 volts IAT: -40 F ECT: -17 F O2S11: 0mV O2S21: 1mV Basically looks like things are disc... Trouble codes: 113 (iat), 1290 (Cyl head temp), 123 (TP sensor), 1504 (iac), 135 (O2 heater), 155 (O2 heater)
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FMDU73W23
Greetings to all I have this exploerer that has 13 trans mission codes,713,731,733,740,741,743,750,753,755,758,760,763,765,a ll these codes are for shift solenoids and trans temp fluid sensor and incorrect ratio.I tested for power going to solenoid pack Im thi...
1993 GMC K1500 Sierra SLE 4.3L Surge VIN: 1GTEK14Z3P
This truck drives perfectly down the road, but at stop lights the MAP sensor voltage will slowly climb to 2v, along with the O2 sensor climbing to over 1v beleive it or not. When both reach these voltages, truck surges and idle flies up and down between 3000 a...
2001 GMC Sierra 1500 HD SLE 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTEK69U71
with new tac, throttle body, lab scope app don't know what good is had a 1v difference between wot and idle. in app2 and app3 signals at tac. leaning toward pcm have to go to dealer to flash. any suggestions or tests would be appreciated. thanks in advance dua... Trouble codes: P1518 (lost serial data between etc and pcm)
2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L none
need to know what code this is, P1457, as my scanner is only on generics for this honda crv. Thank you up front for any help on this one. Greg Trouble codes: P1457
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Transfer case VIN: 4S2CM58W0X
Hello and thanks in advance. I am hoping someone has run into this before. We are working on this 1999 Isuzu Rodeo with the 3.2L engine. They brought it in because the transfer case would pop out of “4HI" and into neutral when you put it into 4-wheel drive. I...
1996 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FJ855TL
This Jeep came to us with a no start condition. There was no spark or injector pulse. The fuel pump did not come on. Checked for codes,and could not get any data.(Also no MIL light).Checked for power (Batt&Ign) to PCM, OK checked (and cleaned) all grounds. Det...
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L Misfire VIN: KNDJA7231Y
This vehicle misfires about every 5 to 10 seconds after warm up when it is idling. You do not notice it much on the highway. When it first came in we pulled the # 3 cylinder misfire code and proceeded with the basic plug replacement. This did not cure the prob... Trouble codes: P0303 (missfire 3 cylinder)
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UF11E0R
Ok Lexus guys. This LS400 has a rapidly flashing check engine light. If the O/D button is on then the O/D light flashes also. Using a snap on scanner i find no codes. Jumping E1 to TE1 also does not change a thing both lights just flash rapidly. Unless the O/D...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L a/c compressor VIN: WDBAB33COF
I have spent a fair amount of time on this vehicle. I tried a new heater control unit,no difference. The only way I can make the compressor run is by jumping power to the Klima relay with a power probe. Also the tachometer does not work. Could these problems b...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 4Matic 3.0L 4matic controls VIN: WDBED30D7M
Hey guys and gals Started with two new front tires on WIFE'S car, series 60 instead of the stock 65 series. This upset the 4matic so system was shut off with red lever on RH fender well. When the rear tires were replaced with new 60 series tires and the system...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Cuts out VIN: WDBEA32EXS
this vehicle has to sit at least 8 hours before it does it. if you take off from a cold start, med to heavy accel, the engine cuts off like it died out. if you release the accelerator, the engine will "come back" to idle. press the pedal again and it falls on ... Trouble codes: 104 (fuel safety shut-off of accelerator or cuise control onhistory)
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JGAB54E6W
runs fine if we spray starting fluid id the intake hose, has fuel at the rail. Is ETS stoping car from starting?
2003 Mercedes-Benz G500 5.0L driver's door VIN: WDCYR49E73
hi, this is my story. customer driving on interstate, driver's door comes open. he holds door closed as best as possible to get to the dealer in another town. they said they would have to order part and it would take days. he opted to drive back home and broug...
2005 Mercedes-Benz SMART CAR .8L Service light VIN: WMEAK00F55
I talked to one of the Techs at Mercedes about resetting the 'Oil' or 'Service' light. I must have lost a step or two in the conversation. Anyway the first service was done without resetting, would like to get the light off for the 24K service. Any help would ...
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1DA31A52
We checked the canister vent valve mounted on the canister behind L/rear wheel, and found intermittent valve operation. We replaced the valve, but in the course of removing the old valve, one of the bolts broke off in the canister. We replaced with new valve a... Trouble codes: P1456
1996 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G3HN52K5T
Hello, No start –buzz from fuel pump relay. 1996 Olds 88 3800 FI 105,120 miles VIN: [...] On 10/01/2005 a new battery was installed. On about 10/08/2005 the car wouldn’t start and you could here a buzz coming from the right lower dash. When touched I ...
2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L shuts off VIN: 1G3NL52EXY
Customer says car will shut down from time to time at any speed any condition,flat road,incline curve or straight away but only happens with her,never us.Scan for codes with snap on scanner-none present.Have driven car with scanner hooked up-nothing unusual.Ca...
2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L service spension light VIN: 1G3NL52E11
hi hope you guys can help. this has a code c1285 car drives very well cannot find any thing wrong with the supension. sorry do not have much experiance with thisand code will not clear. thanks bruce
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)
2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L No communication VIN: 1G2NW52E7Y
All of the shop computers will not communicate with the car. Tested all power and grounds at the aldl. Checked continuity at all class 2 data lines that I can find. Disconnected all modules as per alldata. Itappears as if there is no communication at the class...
2002 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2G2FV22GX2
This car has a miss at idle on every cylendar more on 1 and 6 but all of them miss only 2 to 5 counts per every cycle. but all cyl. are missfiring. It doesnt set a check engine light not missing enuff to set any code. all data looks normal on scan tool. The ca...
1998 Saturn SC2 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZH1278W
according to the freeze frame data,the car sets both dtc's at the same time as soon as it gets started. once reset, it takes 2 weeks of driving(by the customer) for the codes to set again. all grounds have been checked as have the related circuits and the two ... Trouble codes: P0711, 90117 (engine temp)
2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF63591
Help!!! I have this Subaru Forester that keeps setting this P1443 code. From what I've read, it has to do with having a blockage in the evap vent system. I have smoked the system many times (through the gas filler tube), and not found any problems. I used the ... Trouble codes: P1443 (EVAP vent control function problem)
1997 Suzuki X-90 1.6L Coolant in oil VIN: JS3LB11S9V
Vehicle came in for overheat. Using 1 gallon coolant per week. oil was overfull but not milky. changed oil-no puddle of coolant in bottom of pan. Added dye to coolant. Drove 20 miles and oil turned green, but not milky, overfull, lost 1 quart coolant. Pressure...
1993 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L theft deterent VIN: JT3AC22S4P
Hi all. This Toyota Previa anti theft system will activate when you unlock the door with the key and open the door. You can turn off the alarm by pushing the remote key pad or by cycling the key on to start, back off then on to start and the van will start and...
1997 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TANL42N5V
Started with P0420, cat eff. code. Checked front and rear o2's.Rear mimiced front.Replaced cat. Same problem. Looked at front and back oxygen sensors. Front has great movement. Rear has none until RPM reaches 2500 then it mimics front. I checked both waveforms... Trouble codes: P0420 (cat.eff. failure)
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L rear interior lights, windows and switch illuminat VIN: 3VWSF29M4Y
Hi VW techs, This jetta has ghosts inside, #14 fuse blows when it feels like it. When the vehicle came in we found #14 fuse blown and replaced it, it popped instantly, we removed the door pannels and disconnected the LF motor & switch wires, put in another fus...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Electronic VIN: 3VWSK69M81
Customer complained of low power and MIL on. I scaned the PCM and got a trans code of p0700. I can't find a description for that code. Another tester that I am using said -ffff control unit digit, ???. I cleared the codes did a basic setting and the car runs f...
1991 Volvo 780 2.3L abs VIN: YV1HA872XM
Hi guys, have 2 problems with this Volvo. The ABS and the SRS lights are on. Mitchell and Alldata have no info, according to my techs. We need to know how to pull any codes, blink or otherwise. We have a Baum I-Scan. This car has only 1 diagnostic connector, n...
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Alarm VIN: YV1KS9601T
I have this wonderfull european car which the alarm system spastically honks it's horn whenever it wants. Usually when driving. From what I can figure it has a bad control module or relay pack. Given the expense of fixing it, is there any way to disable the al...

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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L MIL on VIN: TRUUT28N71
Thanks for the replies, but I didn't have a problem with the air bag system. I removed rear muffler and heat shield to gain better access to rear differential. Followed wiring into trunk, under spare wheel. There I found a broken wire on the CAN line, repaired...
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS53491
We did not end up fixing this car. The problems disappeared and the check engine light did not come back on. The vehicle is now in storage for the winter and we will not see it again until March or April. Thanks to all who replied. I had a couple of replies ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random multiple misfire), P1345 (Misfire cyl2 with fuel cut-off), P1343 (Misfire cyl1 with fuel cut-off), P1083 (Fuel control limit mixture too lean bank 1), P0174 (System lean bank 2), P0171 (System lean bank 1).
1989 Cadillac Eldorado 4.5L Starting VIN: 1G6EL1156K
Thanks for all the great responses from all of you.First I checked the resistance of the key and it was ok then I disconnected the 2 wires at the base of the steering column and with key in run position I checked the resistance to the 2 wires and there was no ...
1992 Cadillac Eldorado 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6EL13B6N
With unknown reason, distributor was the cause. I got one from junk and replaced it. No more MIL's on. Thanks for your help and sorry for not giving you proper information regarding repair. I simplely don't know why at this time. Trouble codes: 41 (Cam reference signal).
1996 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Lighting VIN: 1G6KY5293T
the fix ending up to be a faulty ground in the right front fender , close by the battery, the connection looks good, but internally was defective. Initially we added a ground in the right rear, but another technician fail to point out that he only ground the r...
1998 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L engine VIN: 1G6KY5492W
thank you every one it looks like the rad was the problem
2000 Cadillac Escalade 5.7L Braking VIN: 1GYEK13R7Y
Finaly got this thing back in the shop. Thanks to you techs that recomended OEM pads. The NAPA AE pads have a tapered off surface, and less pad contact when new on the rotor. The OEM are full contact. This still had a soft pedal feel with or without power assi...
1991 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Surge, Stall VIN: 1G1YY3382M
Hello everyone, Though the vehicle is not completely fixed yet, it is time that I closed this Request. I received about 10 responses, so let me fill you in on what has happened so far. I replaced the EGR valve and the plenum gaskets just because I was at a los...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Coolant Temp VIN: 1G1JC1245T
After tearing down the engine and sending the head to a machine shop, it was determined that the cylinder head has small hairline crack in it. This did not show up with the block or HC test, but was small enough to induce air into the system when the vehicle w...
1994 Chrysler Town & Country 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Backfires VIN: 1C4GK54L0R
Bill and Mike nailed it with the plug wires being the culprit, the wires were only 7 months old and when I removed them, could not find any visual problems with them and they were routed properly. The van runs great after replacing the wires. This did not feel...
1997 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GP64L3V
I founnd the problem after alot of testing and retesting. tried a new coil pac eng ran alot better. but would only go up to 45mph. recheck cam and crank singal. found sigale going awaye. I order new sensor from dealer van runs great. thank's to everyone who se... Trouble codes: P1391.
1996 Dodge Caravan ES 3.8L No Start VIN: 1B4GP55L0T
the van is finally fixed. many of you mentioned the flywheels crack and move. even though the cam and crank patterns seemed to be lined up properly we pulled the trans. in hopes of getting lucky but the flywheel was fine. after a great deal of rechecking, we d...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDX1864V
Wow,you guys are great..I kind of feel like an idiot.but thanks to all the responses the truck is fixed and the customer is very happy.I want to thank all that took time out of there busy day to help me! this site is the greatest thing since sliced bread!...fi... Trouble codes: 1408 (egr system malfuntion).
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP58S5X
Finally got this one back. It turned out to be the pcv valve hose leaking. I knew there was a vac leak, but was adding propane to the intake area. I looked at the hoses but did not initially see any problems. I can't believe the car ran so well with a small ho... Trouble codes: 174 (bank 2 lean).
2000 Ford F-150 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTRX173YN
thanks to everyone for there input. i had checked many of the areas suggested. there was no gas leaking from the fuel pressure regulator into the vaccum supply. one of myechnicians with the same year truck we swapped the maf sensor and it did't make any differ... Trouble codes: P0174, P0302 (2 misfire), P0304 (4 misfire), P0307 (7 misfire), P0308 (8 misfire), P0443 (evap ctrl syst purge ctrl valve circuit malf).
2001 Ford Escort SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP13P21
I received 12 different replies and the majority of them recommended to clean the MAF sensor. Removed from the car and inspected it. Found some build-up on the hot wire. Cleaned the sensor and reinstalled. Seems to be a good fix. Thanks for all who replied. Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel system lean bank 1).
1996 Geo Metro 1.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C1MR2261T
Hello everyone I have fixed the fuel concern on this car the timing belt was on wrong and it had no power while I had the timing cover off looking for the crank sensor which I never did find? I lined up the timing marks and found out that they did not line up.... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank sensor fault).
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.7L ABS pump VIN: 1HGCE6663S
Hey guys sorry for the long delay. Many good responses to this help request. Almost all said o-rings dry out and leak internally causing pump to run and putting light on. Although some of you guys said to try to fix, it seems the best repair is to replace abs ...
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L crank seal VIN: 1HGCD5649T
Thanks to eveyone who replied. I posted the help request looking for that 'Little known problem', but everyone responded with the right info. My next step after posting the note was the Leak down test...Cylinders 2 and 3 have 20% leakage past the rings...I als...
1999 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L cowl area
Foam piece under right top cowl cover was out of place. Also cowl drain rubber flap was stuck again, thats behind washer tank. We cut slits in the flap to help that problem, dumped five gallon bucket on top of area no leaks. We heard of alot fit and finish iss...
1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L rear window defrost VIN: 1LNHM82WXX
When customer saw cost of new EATC module and labor he agreed to leave car as is now with the rear defroster fuse removed. He garages car and only drives when needed and agreed he can go without a rear defroster.I guess we can call this close a fix and thanks ...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Power Seat / Pedal VIN: 5LMFU28R53
Hello, everybody. This NAVIGATOR is fixed. The symptom was(were) Driver Memory Power Seat, Memory Power Pedal, Memory Power Mirror(exterior) did NOT work. Also 'CHECK ADVTRAC' was illuminated in Cluster. The problem was Green Connector behind Grove Box was...
1996 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L Security System VIN: WDBFA76F3T
Thank you Mirek [...] and Seth from New York. The replies were as follows: Reply 1 of 3 From: Mirek from New Jersey Date: Oct 31, 2005 5:09 PM Start by removing the battery cover on the remote, each remote battery should rear 3 vo...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L ps pump VIN: WDBNG78J91
Many Thanks To All Whom Replied. Sometimes you have to do some research to find what your looking for. There is a bulletin #pb32.50/24 'Humming/Droning Noise from ABC Suspension. The fix is to replace the ABC damper/accumulator. Part#[...] This is locat...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L in limp home mode VIN: WDBJF65J11
Thanks to all that responded. allmost all said to replace the shifter housing so I did, cleared the codes and every thing works great. One more note I was not sure about it before but with the old shifter in the car you had to hold the key in the start positio...
1990 Mercury Topaz GS 2.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEPM36X8L
Many Thanks to all replies, I swapped out ECU with Salvage yard unit the fuel pump shut down in aprox 3 seconds key on engine off & Engine ran great too ! Actually this is the FIRST Ford processor that I have HAD to replace in years ! Again Thanks Joe
1999 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3HN52K6X
The oldsmobile is fixed. Thanks to all who replied. The problem was the aftermarket MAF sensor. I did find out that I could not buy a new sensor, but an AC Delco reman. That was all the GM Dealership could get. Put and AC Delco reman on and asked customer to c... Trouble codes: P0102 (Mass Air Flow Circuit Signal Low).
2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L Heather/AC and Cruise Control VIN: 1G3WH52H51
The problem, simply fixed itself, but may show up again and then i will check it out closer. Thanks for all your help. Randy
1994 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1L 4th gear VIN: 1G2NW15M8R
Well this one is done. We installed a used tranny and vehicle is performing o.k.
1995 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Radio VIN: 1G2WJ52MXS
Thanks for the replies. The code was 03 16 Thanks again.
1999 Saturn SL1 1.9L radiator VIN: 1G8ZH5287X
almost 100% said head was cracked. I called the Saturn dealer and think yhey are going to warranty this. Thanks to all for the help, I'm sure I'll see this problem in the future.
1997 Subaru Legacy 2.5L No Start VIN: 4S3BC6854V
Sorry to take so long to reply, we wanted to be sure this one was fixed, and I hope it stays that way. Subaru has some wierd computer strategies, I have run into this before. I found that the left side cam pulleys were three teeth off when I pulled the covers ...
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Misfire VIN: 4S3BG6856V
First off, I requested that no replies containing 'plug brand' bashing be sent, but there were several. The short and long term fuel trims are all at '0', you can't have a missfire and have '0' trims. Subaru agree's with us on this one and says it must be a EC... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304.
2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Head gaskets VIN: JF1SF63501
The problem turned out to be the surface on the cylinder heads after being milled at the machine shop. The only reason it took us so long to decide this is the problem is because we just did 2 other Subarus not even a month ago and they had been to the same ma...
1987 Toyota Camry LE 2.0L No Start VIN: JT2SV22E4H
we have utilized all the info that was sent to us and we still have the problem. the only thing that we have not tried due to costs that the customer will not approve is a new distributor vs reman. we are not very confident at this point that the problem is or...
1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Hissing noise VIN: YV1LW5713R
The valve on the side of the turbo is a decel valve. I removed the turbo (it felt ok) and replaced the valve. It now holds vacuum but did not fix the problem. The car does seem to have more giddyup-go. I retested boost side of the system with smoke machine and...
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L Goes into limp-home mode VIN: YV1LS5547V
Thanks for all the great responses, especially from Magnus, Anders and John. After debating whether to replace the solenoids or the whole transmission, I decided to play it safe and recommend a factory rebuilt to the customer. So far, after replacement there's...
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