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1990 Acura Legend L 2.7L Headlights VIN: JH4KA4661L
Headlights delay coming on when cold. Parking lights come on right away, but headlights can delay up to 3-4 minutes. Brights come on right away if activated. Any known wiring problems with junction box under dash? Or am I dealing with a defective multi-functio...
1988 BMW M3 2.3L Diesels When shut of VIN: WBSAK0303J
Engine diesels when shut off.Idle is under 1000 rpm has new O.E. spark plugs, couldnt find any vacuum leaks. Check engine light is off.We tried to communicate with system just for grims and wasn't able to communicate with 3 different scanners.Don't think this ...
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L fuel tank VIN: WBAGF6325S
Hello This is the second gas tank with the same problem. At first glance it looked like the guy high centered it and crushed the tank on the sending unit side lifting the arm to 1/4 tank then it runs out of gas. Now one month later and one tank of gas later ...
2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L abs, traction control, aircon controls or function VIN: WBABS53412
Vehicle came in with customer complaint of dash lights on and no airco operation. Customer stated a week a ago that the sound of whirring and chirping from drivers side of dash inside or outside of vehicle(customer doesnt know). The abs module is in this area....
2005 BMW 330Ci 3.0L dsc light on VIN: WBABW53435
Hi, We have a bmw from a local body shop that was hit hard in the left front. Slowly we are getting all the warning lights turned off. We are having problems with the dsc and brake lights(in the inst cluster). The system is abs/dsc mk60. The contoller was repl...
1989 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L Stall VIN: 1GNCT1823K
Hello all, this vehicle stalls at an idle. It will run in park or neutral usually but if it's in gear or sometimes even in park or neutral it will slowly idle down until it dies. I've checked base timing, fuel pressure, and vacuum leaks, everything checked out...
1991 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 6.2L gauge fuse VIN: 2GBHC39J2M
hello, this vehicle came in with a discharged battery. we replaced the battery and checked the charging system. we found the gauge fuse blown & system not charging. after replacing the fuse & alternator the charging system was fine for about three days. vehicl...
1992 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Sport 4.3L Cuts out VIN: 1GNCT18W0N
hi techs. i got this 92 blazer with cutting off problem replaced spyder injectors and isc motor still same problem after it warms up,it dies out it starts right up. any comments are appreciated! thanks.
1994 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban Silverado 5.7L no gears VIN: 1GNEC16K2R
Could use some advice here. I have rebuilt a few 700r4 and understand that this one is basically the same. However...not sure what to expect with this no gear issue. I want to rebuild it, but would like to know if there is a common problem that would effect al...
1994 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GCDT19WXR
Hi techs, This vehicle will not go into 4 wheel drive high. I will shift into 4 wheel low with no problem. I replaced the dash switch and also the transfer case control module. When I hit the 4 wheel hi switch the transfwer control module clicks and the light ...
1995 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GCDT19Z5S
Hi hope someone has had a problem like this its driving me nuts. This is a 95 s10 with a manual tranny that runs poor as if it is rich up to 2000 rpm then runs fine. The temp sender was reading low so I replaced it and it didn't change. I have 12 lbs of fuel p...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L trans VIN: 2GCEK19R6W
someone said it may be the combination switch, going to do more tests on them wires when get it apart more. voltage to trans. fuse #20 is intermittant.
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L no crank VIN: 2G1WF55E8Y
Have a 2000 Impala with a complaint of no crank at times. We have had it for a week and started it numerous times with no problems. We have watched the pass lock data voltage on Tech 2 while starting. KOEO, 5 volts and goes to 1.29 while cranking every time, a...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L 4 wheel drive VIN: 1GNCT18W0Y
This transfercase will go from 4hi to 4auto and back but won't go into 2hi or 4lo need help because I can't get any from alldata.Got some ideas from fix posts.any help would be appreciated,thanks
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L convert to vin Z VIN: 2GCEK19T85
To the GM experts out there. This vehicle is new for customer 10k miles, and now wants to run E-85. The truck is a vin T 5.3 and wants to change it to a vin Z. Is it possible, and if it is what would have to be changed to make this a flex fuel? It sounds like ...
1989 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FABP64RXL
Hello all, Have this 89 Supercharged Thunderbird that was towed in to me for a no start. It's been to two other garages before me. The other two garages were turning the camshaft sensor to try and get the car to start. Well they have it pretty messed up. All D...
1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTMDU34X6
This Exploder is not fond of the cold. The idle is rough and unstable when below 34* Smooths out after a warm up period. After being run down the highway noticed t-stat was sticking. Verified with temp gun. Engine does not heat up like guage indicates also tem... Trouble codes: 114 (IAT outside of test limits), 113 (IAT sensor circuit open or reads -40F)
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDR15X0V
Vehicle stalls very intermitantly. I know the vac leak can and will cause the stalling issue. My concern is that while looking at the PID data on the NGS the CSE GND PID shows 2.38 volts or so, varies by only a few hundredths of a volt. I have checked for volt... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2)
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Fuel leak VIN: 1FAFP66L6X
Car came in with a no start. No fuel pressure. Diagnosis reveals bad pump. The fuel lines and electrical connections are found under the rear seat. There has been some prior repair, don't know when, customer just purchased car. One clip for the rear seat cushi...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation, Bogs at cruise VIN: 1FTSF31FXX
Hi techs We have a 98 F350 DIT Diesel in that runs great except at cruise. This pick-up Idles,runs and accellerates good with lots of power (even loaded up hill) but as soon as it reaches cruise at any speed from 30-75 (were we tried it) the engine acts like ...
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 7.3L Oil consumption/Air intake system VIN: 1FMSV43F1Y
This is a one owner vehicle. The customer has been very careful to follow or excede the maintenance schedules/oil changes, etc.. We just changed the oil after 5800 miles and found the level 5 quarts low. No external oil leak were found, but the air intake syst...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L 4 wheel drive VIN: 1FMYU70E21
When you turn the 4x4 knob to put in 4wheel drive it does nothing no lights no engaging of the motor nothing .
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU64EO2
Hello all! Vehicle came in with a code P1131, indicating lean or sensor not switching. When first looked at, freeze frame indicated fuel trims correcting for "rich" condition, not lean. Did notice that 02 sensor took several minutes to switch normally and res... Trouble codes: P1131
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMZU73K12
This car has a rough idle problem when warm - will occassionally die at a stop - it feels like an engine mis-fire but does not set any computer mis-fire codes. The fuel pressure is 68 lbs with or without vacuum to the pressure regulator - (the regulator has al...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55U22
Car came in missing,did tuneup, ran alot better ,but misses under a load.I did a compression test and it was 150 psi all the way across.Checked for vacuum leaks and none found.I road tested the vehicle and it surges on acceleration,but runs fine at idle.Anybod... Trouble codes: P301, P0316 (misfire detected on start up fifst 1000 revolutions)
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L wheel bearings, tires VIN: 1FTWX32P63
noise seems to be comeing from the left front. also steering wheel seems to a shake in it sometimes. we tried swaping tires all around the truck. also replaced the front bearings and racers. after trying this and the noise was still there. we put new tires on ...
1997 Geo Tracker 1.6L readiness monitors VIN: 2CNBJ1364V
Hello Techs - I have a 97 Geo tracker 1.6 - came in with mil light on code P0135 - O2 heater circuit - and P0400 -EGR flow - We replaced rear O2 sensor, cleared codes and drove. The mil light stayed out and the O2 code is gone. The readiness monitors - catalys... Trouble codes: P0135 (O2 heater circuit), P0400 (EGR flow)
1995 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 6.5L cruise system VIN: 2GTEK19S35
Hi. This vehicle has intermittant cruise control inoperative. All input signals (circuits 397, 87, 84,437, and 420 check out at the PCM.) Brake switch checks out when tested. Anyone know of a common cause of this intermittant? Customer states it works fifty pe...
1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L ABS/ Master cylinder VIN: 1GTEK9R3WR
Have Replaced everything on braking system with the exception of front calipers, lines, and asb unit still brake pedal is a little soft and very little power in brakes. Can't even slide wheels in loose gravel without using both feet. What am I missing or are t...
1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1HGCD5638S
Need a little help here and I DON'T want to through parts at it. Car came in with a MIL on and intermitant die. Found code 15. Cleared and it died and reset when I accelerated in shop. Then it would not re-start. Testing showed that I have spark, good pri. a... Trouble codes: 15 (Ignition output signal)
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Foward clutch ??
Customer's complaint was that he heard a shrill whine and the trans seemed to be slipping. He parked it and had it towed to us. On the test drive, and it has to be fully warmed up it makes a really loud whine , can't really tell where it is coming from and it ...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L hvac VIN: 1J4GZ58S7T
I'm at the end of my rope. NO HEAT. it will heat up great in the shop but take it out for 5 miles and it cool right off. the colder the day the cooler she gets. when the outside temp is -20c i can only get 30c out of the ducts. when its -10c i can get 45 to 50...
1998 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L compressor/heater VIN: SALPV1449W
I need help with this land rover. Cust bought it used and has been having a problem with the heater/ac system for about a year. when they are driving in the summer the a/c will all of a sudden cut out and no more cold air. I have witnessed this problem when sh...
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L No Start VIN: JT8UF11E9N
LS400 towed in, cranks but won't start. Tachometer on gauge panel showed no movement upon cranking. RPM's measure by scan tool shows 700-800 RPM's upon cranking, no start. Next day, hook up DVOM to ignition test point in DIAGNOSTIC CONNECTOR on engine, go to c...
1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L No Start VIN: JM1NB3538X
vehicle is not getting spark .but has 12volts going into coil packs on both sides.but no signal car just turns over.
1985 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L No Start VIN: DA24C1FF07
hey yall this one came in as a no start. i found it to be extremeiy flooded because of massive vac leak at booster line. i replaced the line and car ran fine for about 2mi then stalled on me i got it to start back up and just did make it back to the shop now i...
1995 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L steering rack & p/s pump VIN: 4M2DV11W1S
96 mercury villager, power steering pump was replaced ) with also a new rack-n-pinion. vehicle came back in with ) a power steering noise, and when you turn vehicle off, ) fluid comes out the resoviour. Thanks David @ Family Car ) Service )
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L abs VIN: 2MELM7567T
I have this 96 grand marquis that is activating its ABS when I come to a normal stop on dry pavement.It brakes normally until it is nearly at a dead stop then it will do a short ABS cycle.There are no codes and all sensors and tone rings check out fine , also ...
1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L engine
i have a sable with coolant loss. no external signs of leaks, did find coolant in oil. did crack check and pressure test heads and plane them. new gaskets and bolts. still coolant in oil. runs perfect, no driveability problems. prssure and vacuum test cooling ...
1995 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L forward movement VIN: 4A3AJ46GXT
I have reviewed similar but not exact posts in the network. Would appreciate anything you could add. Solenoid packs are new TCM is reman / refurb Initial readings/ test data are from initial diagnosis prior to replacing TCM Technician has traced all signals a...
1984 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L No Start VIN: HGZ3130016
not having a good few weeks, so I hope you guys can help. This Nissan has me stumped. Basically this one intermittently wont start. When the fault occurs, we have spark, injection pulses, fuel pressure & everything I can think of that we need, but it wont star...
2001 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L Stall VIN: 1N6DD26S21
This truck will start and run fine, if you let it sit and idle, especially on warm up, it will stall. If you restart without cycling the key to "off" first, it will start and then stall almost immediately. Repeated restarts without cycling the key result in re... Trouble codes: P1336 (chipped flywheel tooth)
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L caliper VIN: JN1DA31D52
car came in with left rear brake overheated. caliper was not bound up when we inspected. rotor was quite toasted. replaced both rear calipers and flushed brake system. customer returned a short time later with exact same problem in left rear. pulled parking ...
1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais 2.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: IG3NL54U7K
Vehicle came from another shop, they put the plugs and wires on. Customer concern is that the engine will backfire through the intake and stall. Problem is very intermitant and only happens when accelerating from a stand still. I've noticed a hesitation almo... Trouble codes: 45 (Rich Condition)
1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L oil VIN: 1G3AJ55M2T
Car originally came in about18 months ago with the customary water in oil, but never overheated. Replaced intake gasket with NAPA , (O.E. gasket was broken), flushed oiling system, and all is well for about 14 months. Came back with same symptoms, so I replace...
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3WS52K5X
Vehicle throws code P0172 fuel system too rich bank 1. Was wondering if there were any common problems with this code on these vehicles??? Scanner shows everything within specs and vehicle runs great. Only complaint from Customer is Check Engine Light keeps co... Trouble codes: P0172 (bank 1 too rich)
1969 Pontiac FIREBIRD 400CID generator light
Trying to turn out the light now and bypass the original regulator wiring. The charging system works with the B+ to the regulator and the B+ terminal or course, but I haven't been able to figure out how to turn off the generator light. It appears that the li...
1998 Pontiac Firebird Firehawk 5.7L Oil Pump VIN: 2G2FV22G9W
This vehicle was towed in today, the owner says it was put in the paint shop for a custom paint job and sat for approx. two months only being started to move it around the shop. He picked the car up yesterday and on his way home the lifters started rattling an...
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G2WP52K62
I am experiencing a very strange condition with this vehicle.When first starting in the morning or any time after it has set for an hour or so the car will start fine run for a few seconds then stop like shutting off the key. Fuel pressure is in spec no codes ...
1996 Saab 900 SE 2.5L Mechanical VIN: YS3DF58VDS
The V6 engine on this car ingested the timing belt cover seal into the timing belt and caused it to jump time. All the valves are bent and possible other damage. I have repaired a few of these engines over the years and do not want to do anouther. I need an en...
2001 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L oil leak Valve Cover area VIN: 4S3BH80631
The eng. is leaking oil from the Pass side of eng, valve cover area. I have never replace v/c on this model and with a timing chain. I want to make sure it's leaking from the v/c or is it coming from another source. If it is v/c gasket is there any triks to ma...
1984 Toyota Pickup 2.4L charging system VIN: JT4RN65J8E
Hellow and Please help I'm losing all of my grey hair. This vehicle came in with a no charge problem, customer had just purchased, basic testing and inspection revealed green field wire broke going to alternator, and someone had tried to install ford regulator...
2002 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L rear window defroster VIN: 4T1BF28B42
Greetings to all. I have a really good customer with an odd problem. The rear window defroster only partially works. If I measure the voltage on the grid at the driver's side, I have 12 volts, as I go across the window the voltage will drop off until I get to ...
2004 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L Starting VIN: 5TDBT48A64
This truck was in a local detail shop where we assume the battery went dead. Now the vehicle cranks but will not start. It is equipped with the "crank hold system". We have spark and fuel and severly fuel fouled spark plugs. replaced the plugs with new but the...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B01
Hi VW-Gurus & Fellows ! I really need your help on that strange passat. Just fix that problem of misfiring & hesitation a few weeks ago.Now customer brings car back :the check engine light's on again.But he doesn't feel the misfiring anymore. car just drive fi... Trouble codes: P0411, P0442, P1479 (Unknow fault)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Hesitation VIN: 3VWSE69M42
This car has a rough run on all cold starts. It evens out after 30-60 seconds - it has an occasional code for random misfire in all 4 cylinders. We often experience very short rough run on 1.8t's but this one is very pronounced and consistant. Your thoughts an...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Gear shift VIN: WVWSE61J02
Customer complaint of not able to get vehicle out of park when has sat overnight - the colder outside temp the worse problem gets. When this happens the indicatior lights (pedal/foot)on dash & shift console flicker when you put your foot on brake pedal. Rear b...

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2001 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L pedal hight VIN: 2HNYD18891
Thanks all , I'm sorry I wasted your time. caliper slide was stuck. Moral: don't take anyone's word for checking something,no matter how many times you ask them to be sure, I promise not to post another help request unless I personally have checked vehicle.
2001 BMW 330xi 3.0L wiper system
We have cleaned the window and inspected the window for pitting - also the wiper blades are nice and work good - we checked the pivot and all the linkages are good and tight - we did realign the shaft in the upright position - we then checked the sensor and it...
1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L turn signals VIN: 1G6CD53B9N
Thanks for all the replys. Installed a 232hd flasher & recrimped terminals. All ok for now but only time will tell.
1994 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L 1-2 Shift & Overdrive VIN: 1GCEK19KXR
Well this one is out the door. The problem ended up being the reman ECU that I initially installed. I think most of the problem could of been avoided if I would of received accurate info from the customer. Everything I asked him indicated that the shift proble...
1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Stall VIN: 27465NHT0J
hey guys sorry for not supplying more info on this vehicle,i went to work today and started working on the van, fuel presssure was 60lbs at idle and 65 on acceleration.I hooked the scanner up and decided to road test,i had cleared the codes and started driving... Trouble codes: P0719 (torque /brake switch circuit low input).
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L security VIN: 1GCEK14W5Y
I only had 3 replys to this problem. I'm guessing that my problem is not too common, that being the security light on and the vehicle starts and runs normally. Thanks to Donald [...] for nailing this one. He had the same problem and thankfully took the ti...
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WF55E3Y
thank you thank you thank you!!! i had a lot of great help from you guys (david adam mark glen david) james [...] hit it on the head. it was the wires from the crank sensor 7x to the ing control module they were melted. i looked at this earlier but could not...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L speedometer VIN: 1GCHK23173
4 of 7 replys have replaced cluster assembles on these particular vehicles, 2 have had more than one truck with defective cluster. I ordered reman cluster last week from ISS (instrument sales & service) in Portland OR. Installed cluster today and another one i...
1998 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L Cylinder #2 VIN: 2C3HD46J6W
Most of the replies suggested to clean the threads and try a new plug. I did this and also tried a different brand plug. So far it seems to be ok. Thanks for all the help.
2000 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L blower resistor VIN: 3C3EL55H9Y
Well, I must thank everyone. The concensus was a blower motor that pulls too much amperage, hence the resistor dies. We are going to replace the motor and see what happens, I think it should be good. I will keep you posted on the long term sucess of this ventu...
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 8.0L chuggles VIN: 3B7KF23W7S
thanks for all the replies,customer finally brought the vehicle back..Problem seemed to be lock up related, several suggested touching the brake pedal when it was chuggling. Customer went for a tranny service, it improved over 50 % he was happy, yesterday he b...
1990 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L Cuts out VIN: 2FALPP39SX
the vehicle was an awd found that the fuel tank has two sending units and pick up tubes in the tank pulled the secondary pickup tube blew air through it and found several holes in the rubber line replaced rubber line and re test drove vehicle customer is happy...
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.8L Park Lights VIN: 1FDJE37HXR
well the people brought thier truck back today. when i posted this i was second guessing myself, only time i ever saw power loss like this is when an escort lost power at compressor everytime i plugged it in and required a module. anyway turns out to be a powe...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out, Stall, hard start cold VIN: 1FTNX20F9X
I received quite a lot of good help. The customer had me do another battery load test and both batterys dropped below 10 volts at half cca. So he replaced them with new ones. The glow plug system was pulling 194 amps and tapering off which was good. This vehic...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FMDU73W23
I recieved replies saying with that many codes the first place to look is at the connector going into the trans.I found that the bolt was loose that secures the connector,acouple of turns on the bolt tightened and all is well.
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L information center VIN: 1J54GZ8SXT
found problem to be in ingnition switch. replaced switch. everything working ok.
1996 Kia Sephia GS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFA1258T
Thanks for all the help. Cleaning, crimping ect at the air flow meter helped. Also a fuel injection service helped. Adjusting the timing. The combination af all repaired this car.
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L valve VIN: JT6HF10U5Y
Thanks to everybody that replied, but as told by John from California, this thing is under warranty. So I sent the customer to the dealer. When I get the final fix I will update. Thanks to all.
2001 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L battery VIN: WX1Y624833
thanks to all who responded tryied diconnecting door keypad no change diconnected light module killed both draws replace light module draw down to 15ma have a good christmas.
1993 Mazda MX-6 LS 2.5L pump VIN: 1YVGE31B2P
Thank you all for the replies; especially Terry! I installed worm type hose clamps in place of the existing spring type clamps on the p/s pump inlet hose from the reservoir because I found that I could turn the hoses quite easily at the connections indicating ...
1999 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L clutch VIN: 4F4YR12C8X
Vehicle was finally brought back to be checked again. Because I got a few suggestions about difficult bleeding, I decided to exaust that avenue first. I removed the master from the vehicle and bench bled. Once reinstalled I gravity bled the slave.Pedal felt go...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC 5.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDBCA45D3J
You guys were right again. Overvoltage relay did the trick. Car has been on the road for a week and a half without problems...thank you all.
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: EA51D8NB54
Thank you to all that responded. Regretably the other shop elected to pick up the car and work on it themselves again. They don't answer their phone, so I have been unable to find out if they were able to fix it. The suggestions given were: 1. coil 2. overvo... Trouble codes: 17 (Term 8 Ignition rpm signal).
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Cuts out VIN: WDBEA32EXS
well, after taking the throttle actuator off and testing the values to a new one, i still wasnt sure that it was the problem. i put i back on and it ran worse. i was able to find a reman for $775.00. i put that on and the problem was gone. i figure that there ... Trouble codes: 104 (fuel safety shut-off of accelerator or cuise control onhistory).
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L radio VIN: WDBRF64J61
I almost don't know where to begin regarding the correction of this vehicle. The owner had the car back sans sound system for about 3 weeks. It returned to us 5 days ago for another attempt at the repair. There were numerous CAN codes stored, but not current, ...
1998 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.5L gear selector VIN: 6MMAP37P3W
finally fixed this one! the way this one works is power is fed through the gear position switch to the assist ecm then turned into serial data to the instrument cluster ecm then to the cluster. on the reverse leg from the position switch it also feeds the back...
1998 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L No Start VIN: JN8ARO5S8W
Well all, thank you Barry from washington, and thomas who hit the nail on the head,it was a faulty coil that was shorting out, Funny that everything was showing normal on the scanner , had fuel, strong spark,everything was great when check.Changed the coil, an...
1995 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G2FV22P8S
i finally took the car on anovernight road test with scanner etc hooked up, after akmost a 100 miles of running the darn thing ran perfectly??? i gave the customer back the car and will repost if anything happens, thanx for the three replies!!!
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1G2NE12T5T
well heres what happened, just went through and started graphing all the sensors and vehicle started bogging down worse than ever in the bay, so i thought for a minute and decided to drop the cat converter and low and behold particles started falling out of th...
2002 Saturn L200 2.2L Bearings? VIN: 1G8JU54F92
Well, I appreciate all the help I have received, although it makes me feel like a bit of an amateur to need help on such a simple problem. Almost everyone got it right. I just changed the wrong side.
2001 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L horn VIN: 4S3BE65601
Thanks to all who replied. Just about everyone had it right. It was the clock spring. The thing that confused me was the code I had was #21--bad airbag module. But the horn not working had me thinking the problem could be in the steering wheel. After checking ...
1997 Suzuki X-90 1.6L Coolant in oil VIN: JS3LB11S9V
Found crack in block from water jacket to crankcase. Customer declined repair.
1972 Toyota LAND CRUISER 2366CC Clutch VIN: FJ40135687
thank you all very much for your help. we removed the engine and trans because we were repairing some oil leaks as well. i recommend just removing the trans and transfer case to replace the clutch. the bell housing mounts the engine(and cannot be removed w/out...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Starting VIN: 4T1BG12K7T
we removed and replaced idle speed motor and this has helped to take care of the hard start problem.
1991 Volkswagen Golf GTI 8-Valve 1.8L Cuts out VIN: 3VWDB21G1M
after simulating and testing the distributor by repeatedly stabbing agrounded test light to the center terminal of the of the three wire connecter that plugs into the side of the distributor while holding the coil wire unplugged at the center of the cap to gro...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 1.9L Starts hard cold
What I have on my hands here is a customer that chooses to live with the problem[for now until it wont move.]I hate to close a post this way but... She will be back. thx to all who replied. swinny
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L fluid type VIN: YV1LS5542V
Thanks to all...everybody has their own ideas regarding fluids so we got no 2 like suggestions. I think this is really an important subject (the use of vehicle specific fluids)and could probably be better discussed in some other forum. Our decision was to advi...
2002 Volvo S60 2.4L rotors VIN: YV1RS61R42
so far the owner has not chosen to replace the rear rotors and since there is no shimmy in the wheel i am inclined to agree with the many who replied. thanks for the help!
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