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1996 Audi A6 2.8L auto trans VIN: OWAUGA84AT
Hello Everyone, This vehicle will intermittently die at stops. No harsh shifts noticeable. Atf fluid level is on the money. When coming to a complete stop the Rpms sometimes come way down to 200 and intermittently to zero. When the car dies ,you dont even noti...
1999 Audi A4 2.8L Sunroof,Power windows VIN: WAUED28D6X
This car had been previously at the dealer for short associated with the central locking system which also affected the sunroof operation and use of the 4 power windows.The dealer fixed this problem by installing a self reseting fuse into slot 38.The car worke...
1985 BMW 318i 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: WBAAC7406F
This is going to be a long one so please bear with me. The customer dropped the car off complaining that it would stall and would not restart. We went for a road test and got only a short distance before it died on us. We swepted the air meter and it had all k...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH8340Y
Vehicle stores the above fault codes, o2 sensor heat. They are not stored at the same time. Originally the code 05 was stored indicating a fault in heater circuit on bank 2. Circuit tested, heater power and ground good, replaced sensor. Code reappeared after t... Trouble codes: 05 (o2 sensor heater before cat conv bank 2), 13 (02 sensor heater before cat bank 1)
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L driveshaft/diff VIN: WBAGH8348Y
Good afternoon, The above described vehicle was towed in Monday morning.Customer claimed it does not move when put into gear. I tried it, sure enough, it would not move, forward or reverse. You could actually push the car fore and aft while in park.I slid un...
2002 BMW M3 3.2L Cooling Systems VIN: WBAEV1106K
The customer brought the vehicle to our shop when the Dealer gave up on it. The vehicle can be driven around up hills etc, and no cooling problem; however the temperature gauge will suddenly move from halfway to red line in seconds for no apparent reason. The ...
1995 Buick Regal 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WB12L0S
cust complaint of check eng light, no current codes, vehicle has 16 memory codes, can not clear memory codes, tried replacing ecm and prom, checked powers and grounds all ok , vehicle runs fine, without running eng was able to clear all but 5 codes turn key of...
1991 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L Cuts out VIN: 2G1WN54T3M
This is one that can keep me humble. when it's cold, it has a stumble just off idle and it is also apparent at a medium to hard acceleration. when it warms up, it runs well. we tried a new prom from gm and it made things worse. we put the old prom back in and ...
1996 Chevrolet Lumina LS 3.1L Battery VIN: 2G1WN52M4T
Hello every one, hope someone can help me. Customer brought this vehicle to us months ago with a dead battery and ABS light on. When we brought the car in and checked it out, we found the new battery dead and a new alternator on. We jump started the car and i...
1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L high idle VIN: 2G1W152M0T
car came in from another shop with complaint of intermittant high idle. the other shop replace idle speed motor and computer with no success. sometimes on start-up, engine will race to 3000-3400 rpms for as much as 30 seconds before stabilizing at 900 rpm. it ...
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L no crank no start VIN: 1G1JF5244T
We have this 1997 chevrolet cavalier in here with an intermittant no crank no start problem. It has happend to us just once. We checked the starter, the battery, checked for codes from the computer, tried to check the bcm but kept on getting failure to communi...
1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L timing chain VIN: 261WX12X0V
Hello everyone, I have put timing belts on a few of these and had no problem. This car in backfiring through the intake it will not start. It is out of time but I am not sure where. You can rotate the engine and align the cams all in time but the crank is not...
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L hydraulic system VIN: 1G1JC5249V
my partner has this 97 Cav that has a fluid leak in the hydraulic clutch system...can't make it quit leaking. Has replaced the master cylinder, pressure hose (twice)from master to the slave cylinder, and the snap coupler. Has been apart several times, teflon t...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L No Start, VIN: 2GCEK19T8X
this vehicle starts hard after sitting, has 60 lbs fuel pressure, spark and injector pulse but cranks for a long time before starting. If you give it a shot of fuel it seems to help, after it starts it runs rough for a minute, once its running engine has great... Trouble codes: P0507 (idle speed high), P0300 (cdr misfire detected)
1999 Chevrolet C3500 7.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GCDC5TTTV
Thanks in advance for any help. This truck came in for a smog inspection. Failed as a gross polluter for hc at idle. Engine runs good, no misfires. Could not find anything that jumped out at me. At idle the short term fuel trim is right around 0 both banks, go... Trouble codes: P0125, P0338, P0175, P1153
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNCS18W6Y
Vehicle was brought in for running rough and failed emissions. Upon looking at the vehicle I found that it still had all the original tune-up parts so they all got replaced ie... Plugs, wires, cap and rotor. After futher testing I also found that the Spider In... Trouble codes: P0302, P0304
2002 Chevrolet Venture LT 3.4L heat VIN: 1GNDXD3E52
The blend doors and temp controls seem to be working. Van is running at normal operating temp. Van doesn't seem to have a heater control valve. Anyone seen anything like this before ?
1993 Chrysler LeBaron Landau 3.0L vibration VIN: 3C3XA5636P
I have installed new tires, and rebalanced 3 times, rims not bent. The suspension looks good, engine mounts seem good. no vibration as in a collapsed mount. You can intermittantly feel a vibration in the floor and steering wheel. I can not find anything loose....
1989 Dodge Colt 1.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JP3CU24X1K
merry christmas to you all. got this 89 plymouth colt that runs very rich. customer complains of a "bucking" while accelerating but mostly upon deceleration. i know this vehicle is running rich because first the symptoms and second, because all the plugs are b...
1990 Dodge Spirit 2.5L No Start VIN: 1B3XA46K9L
Vehicle was brought in for no heat, rough running/ lack of power/ check engine light on, and a hard start(slow cranking). cranked over slow, started and ran rough. pulled into shop, scanned for codes. 41, alt. ctrl. circuit prob. Checked powers @ alternator(ok... Trouble codes: 41 (alt control circuit open/shorted)
1994 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L Stall VIN: 1B7HC16Y3R
has no problem hot, but up to about 160 degrees,it will stall on decell just as you come to a stop and then must hold throttle open to start(like its flooded) all scan data looks normal(O2,FUEL TRIM,TEMP SENSORS,TPS,ect)throttle is clean.when it is stalling ia...
1994 Dodge B250 5.2L No Start
Need some help on this one guys. Have a no start with no spark have checked asd relay and working properly. next checked primary signal at the coil, none. Checked signal at crank sensor, found none,made sure flywheel was ok. Found that at the crank sensor conn...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Electronic VIN: 2B4GP44R2W
The Dual zone heater/ac will not go to heat on the passenger side. I have diagnosed it as being the controller in the dash. While going through calibration both actuators go to heat and back to cool properly but will not work during normal operation with the s...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L No Start VIN: 2B4GP44R21
I will start by apologizing for being long winded,but I don't want to miss anything. The customer has been chasing this problem for about a year and a half. Intermittently the vehicle will crank and not start. Let vehicle sit and it will start eventually. Hot ... Trouble codes: P0353 (primary ckt ign. coil 3), P0351 (primary ckt ign. coil 1), P0352 (primary ckt ign. coil 2)
2002 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L will not shift VIN: 1B7GG32N82
stays in 2x4. 4x4 or 4x4low light will flash like the command is there, but shift motor will not shift. looking at scan data, the nutral input is there, the ignition input is there the commamnd is there, but no action. i have tested and retested everything i c...
1985 Fiat x19 1.5L head bolt VIN: ZBBBS00A5F
Does anyone know where I can locate a head bolt for this Fiat? I'm replacing the head gasket and one head bolt is bad. I've looked everywhere that I can think of with no luck. This thing had been sitting in my shop for 2 months while I find time to work on it ...
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEF14NXN
Truck starts and runs fine most of the time. Sometimes when coming to a stop with clutch pushed in, it will die. Always restart easily by key or by poping the clucth. It will also cough when driving down the road. Fuel pressure nevers drops out under either co... Trouble codes: 33 (insuff. egr flow)
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Shift Motor VIN: 1FMDU34X2S
This exploder won't go into 4 auto or 4 low. When it first came in I found no speed sensor signals for front and rear driveline. Replaced both sensors, have good signal at GEM. Still no 4 auto engagement. Went to local wrecking yard and borrowed a GEM, Selecto...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L hcu module VIN: 1FMDU35P3T
Truck came in with abs light on. Checked codes and found code c1202 (rear dump/outlet valve fault). Checked rear abs sensor on diff. Found out of spec. So I replaced it. Clear codes and light comes on right away after turning key on. Checked circuit 532 with o...
1997 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L speedometer inop
Have had this problem before, cannot find a wiring diagram that fits this vehicle, speedo inop, having tough time repairing wit limited info, can't find the right diagram on mitchel on demand 5
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA514XY
This van has PO 171 bank 1 too lean and a PO174 bank 2 too lean codes, and the idle flucuates up and down on cold starts and if you try to accelerate too quickly it will hesitate and sometimes stall. It seems to me like there was a problem with intake gaskets ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAKP1135Y
mil light flashes @ 2000 rpm & has misfire codes cyls 2 & 3, but engine does not misfire. cam, crank & ign pattern seem to be ok on scope. no bullitins found for possible reflash. Trouble codes: P0302, P0303
2000 Ford Contour LX 2.0L No Reverse VIN: 1FAFP66354
HI, guys thanks for your help in advance, I put a used trans mission in this thing a month ago because it would not move, Or if it would you would have to rev the heck out of it,(slipping) replaced the transmission all was well then, came "the phone call" now ...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRX17292
vehicle has come in twice in two weeks with lean code. condition very intermitant. we are unable to verify,only by code. freeze frame data shows bank 2 at 12% when code set.road tested yesterday long term fuel trim stayed at 3% and oxygen sensors would switch ... Trouble codes: P0174
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L lacks power VIN: 1FTSX21P95
The owner was sent to us by a Dealer. Problem started the first day in Mexico over 5,000 ft. Going from a dead stop or accelerating from low speed Turbo boost goes to red line (30psi) instead of the normal 10 to 20 psi. When the transmission shifts or when dec...
1994 Honda Civic del Sol Si 1.6L all shifts VIN: JHMEH6264R
The transmission fluid is full, has the proper pretty red color, and is not burnt at all. When starting out cold, the transmission shifts normally through the gears. After 8-10 blocks, if one stops at a light and then tries to go around a corner, the transmiss...
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6679W
This car came in with codes p1166(heater circuit for primary f/a sensor-ho2s1), code p1167(problem with ho2s1) and p1467 evap leak. Alldata says that the evap code may be false if a o2 sensor problem so I'll ignore that until it reappears without any o2 codes.... Trouble codes: P1667, P1467
2004 Hyundai Accent 1.6L 1-2 shift VIN: KMHCG45C13
This vehicle was a rebuilt wreck. Customer drove for about a month and trans went out. Convertor was burnt but no other problems evident. Overhauled with complete kit filter and convertor. Customer states that at times, trans hangs in 1st gear, then bangs into...
1982 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: SAJAV1248C
car runs great when cold.when hot lack power under load(bog down)
1987 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L Torque VIN: 2BCHL4HB51
Trying to put together the Dana 30 in the rear of this Jeep, but my old All-Data gots no data! I need the torque specs for pretty much everything if someone has them. Ring gear, pinion, side caps... anything would help, Thanks!
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1J4GW48S5Y
Got this Jeep 42RE TRANS at slight throttle pressure the 1-2 shift shutters or jitters almost but, not nuetralling out. I checked codes there are not any codes at all, scan data seems normal I did notice when the event happens desired govonor pressure seems to...
1994 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L alarm system VIN: 1LNLM82W6R
This car over the past few weeks has become posessed. After exiting the car, the alarm may go off for no apparent reason. Key in the door lock will shut it off. Customer wants it disconnected permantly. Is this possible? I (and the customer) do not care to spe...
2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ24543
This Mazda came in with a random misfire that will not consistently reoccur for us in the shop. Since we could not get it to miss, spark plugs and PCV valve were replaced as maintenance with OE parts. Right after this was done, the vehicle missed for approx 10... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L governer VIN: WDBGA433E9
does anyone know how to remove the transmission governer on this unit. I still have the unit in the car. Alldata says theres a pinch clip but I don;t see one. the trans book says it comes out, just pry alittle. I tried and no go. I did not remove the rear driv...
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 ...
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L ABS light VIN: 1MELM6243R
ABS light inop...followed Ford procedures to diagnose...at step 2 "check ABS diode...can not locate...ford shows location "behind IP"...have Ip out ckecked all wiring...no signs of "diode"...would appreciate any help with locating this little jewell... Thanks ...
1990 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L no spark VIN: JA4GJ41SXM
this vehicle came in with a no start issue, vehicle has no spark tested coil and replaced tested ignition module and replaced i,m confused still have no spark
1986 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L alternator VIN: JN1HZ14S7G
Hi everyone, I have this Nissan which seems to love alternators. It seems to go about a month before needing another. From what we checked out (wires to the alternator, power/grounds and wire resistances), it seems everything is in order, yet it is still comin...
1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L low compression VIN: JN1CA21D35
This vehicle was in for a general inspection and oil change. Car was full of snow so I put the vehicle inside overnight and the next day when I went to start it sounded just like the timing belt broke, this motor uses a chain so now the confusion starts. I did...
1986 Ferrari 328 GTS Quattrovalvole 3.2L No Start VIN: ZFFXA20A4G
Been in this business a long time. First time working on a Ferrari. Timing belt jumped, vehicle was towed in to shop and I removed old timing belts. Here's the problem, I was handed a manual by the owner, it showed the cams/dowel locations and this positioning...
1999 Other European ARNAGE 4.4L Door VIN: SCBLB1E2XC
Anyone who has worked on a Bentley, I have a right rear door that does not open from inside or outside...any suggestions would help, also need to turn off "service required lamp". Ta,Ta, Grey Poupon Steve
1999 Plymouth Breeze 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, electrical VIN: 1P3EJ46X3X
first the dash lights quite working and a taillightquite working.about 2 weeks later the e.g,r valve went out replace it.now hasnt ran since.one problem is the egr will melt the vac.lineand now have know power to window
2001 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G2HZ54111
i need a little help on this one. the complaint is the car stalls very intermitantly. she is just driving and decel to a stop sign when it stalls. has code p0336 stored in history, freeze frame has two records stored, both appear to be stall at decel. i am sti... Trouble codes: P0336 (crank shaft position sensor no 18x)
1987 Subaru GL-10 Turbo 1.8L No Start VIN: JF2AN55B1H
dear techs. this subaru came in with a broken timing belt( drivers side only). we replaced both belts and still it will not start. the customer had no complaints with this car until the timing belt broke. the reason its not starting is because the injector...
2001 Subaru Forester S 2.5L steering rack VIN: JF1SF65552
vehicle originally came in with impact damage to right front. bent strut, scuffed up wheel. replaced wheel, strut, and bearing. did 4 whl alignment and everything came right on factory spec. problem is when making tighter turns, the wheel will not return compl...
1972 Toyota LANDCRUISER 4.0L flywheel VIN: FJ40135687
i recently asked for suggestions on replacing the clutch on a 1972 landcruiser and received a lot of good info-thank you all for the help. now the problem:the engine was rebuilt and clutch replaced about a year ago at another shop and the clutch was slipping ...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L MIL Lamp on, P0170 VIN: 3VWDD21C01
hello and help. car was in for check engine light, had codes for front o2 and p0170 stored, installed new dealer o2 sensor, cleared codes and test drove. car runs great, has power. no other problems but code p0170 returns. twice. tested fuel pressure, vacuum ... Trouble codes: P0170 (fuel trim)
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L power windows VIN: 3VWSP29M73
Customer complaint is that the power windows do not operate by holding key turned in driver's door lock cylinder anymore. They do operate normally with every switch inside the vehicle indicating that the communications bus is good. All lock and alarm functions...
1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L door locks VIN: YV1LS5725T
With remote of keyless entry system first if I unlock driver's door , everything is OK , only driver's door is unlocked then if I press unlock button second time within 30 secondes ,the 3 other doors unlock but they lock back immediately ... If I press the rem...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L ABS Module VIN: YV1TS97D4X
Has anybody seen this before? It is hard to believe that we have 4 failing or faulted control units. We have also grounded out battery terminals to erase any adaptive memory to the computer. This actually worked for a period of time but faults still returned. ...

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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Tailights VIN: WAUBA24B7W
Thanks for the replies, Dan from Ohio hit this one right on the head!Wow, its always the simple things that bite you. Many suggestion sockets, wiring and ground problems, which makes sense. But Dan suggested a small, easy to overlook fuse. Sure enough, my sk...
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SUXFA53533
Vehicle is fixed for the moment. Replaced all tune up related parts. Plugs, 2 02 sensors. Air and fuel filter. Air filter upon close examination may have been clogged with a very fine dirt. No way for me to check the flow rating but after I did all the work en... Trouble codes: P0172 (system too rich bank 1 alldata correspoding bmw code 226), P0175 (system too rich bank 2 alldata corresponding code 227).
1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L anti theft system. VIN: 14CU5217V4
Hello from frigid Maine. and thanks to Harry, Daniel, Tony, Mike, Frank, Jim, Latif, Rickey, Andy, David, and a special thanks to Larry Z. for the schematic. this is what I found, this car had recently been at a body shop where the keys got switched with anoth...
1987 Chevrolet Camaro Sport 2.8L Misfire VIN: 1G1FP21S7H
I got numerous replies, thanks to all. Did a running compression test, as suggested, and it was OK. Also used smoke machine to eliminate vacuum leaks. Also pulled and checked EGR valve-OK. The suggestion of restricted exhaust did not make sense to me, as only ...
1990 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G1WL54T6L
Thanks for all the replys. After I re-analyzed the data, I saw the problem. I had covered all the bases, the issue HAD to lie with the ICM, CKP, wiring, or power/ ground issues. Power & grounds were good. Known good ICM's (three) and CKP (two) were installed. ...
1995 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCFC24F1S
The replies I got led me to the problem. When I blocked the vacuum supply to the EGR the truck ran 90% better and did not clatter but still (Fat) I checked the air filter. It was stopped up.Shame on me I had replaced it some time ago but I guess I have to pay ... Trouble codes: 33 (EGR Controll pressure/ Barosensor circut Highlow vacuum), 99 (pedal position 2 / 5volt ref. fault.).
1997 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 6.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GBKC34F4V
Thank you all for your help!!! This site is a great asset & you all are very professional. several people contacted me about a Service Bulletin #77-63-06A for the P1216 DTC and that is what fixed the vehicle. Instead of following the procedures for 'tilting' t... Trouble codes: P1216 (p0231-), P0231.
2003 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L Distributor VIN: 1GCFG15X93
We replaced distributor gear for a temporary fix. Customer would not let us dis-assemble engine to inspect. Sorry!!
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L fan VIN: 3B7KF23D3V
Thanks everyone who replied,it was evap freeze up .Replaced low pressure switch.Thanks again Darryl
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP4431W
Hi everyone. Well, though a process of elimination, we put a PCM in it. The vehicle had never acted up for us, so we had to take a chance (reluctantly). But it looks like we got it. The van has been going good for 3 and a half weeks. I didn't recieve many resp... Trouble codes: P0108.
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L No Start VIN: 1B7HF16Y8X
Thanks for your help. The vehicle was fixed with a crank position sensor and and coil. We replaced the ckp sensor and we had everything working but it still would not run. We replaced the coil with new unit and were able to get it going. Thanks.
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L headlights VIN: 1B4HS28N2Y
Using the advise of others i checked all the connectors and wiring. I guessed at a new multi function switch as I found no melted or corroded wires .hasnt returned customer said all is good.
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L check eng light on VIN: 1FTCR10A3T
The fix for this code turned out to be a plugged hose right where Bob from Michigin said it would be. I installed the kit and cleared the code and ran a drive cycle and the light did not come back on. The diagnostic steps for this code are mind boggling so I r... Trouble codes: 1443 (Manufacturer Controlled Aux Emmissions Controls).
1997 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP4049V
thanks for answer,after reserching the problem i called identifix,he suggested checking maf signal,same as answers from you guys,the volts at idle should be between .7 and .9 volts,i was getting 1.2v,i then ran the car with the air filter removed and the volta... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Coolant pipe VIN: 1FDEE1462V
Thank you very much for all of the replies, the pipe came out just as expected, there is a nipple coming out of the back of the timing chain case with o-rings on it, The problem turned out to be leaking lower intake manifold gaskets. Thanks again for all who t...
1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L GEM Module VIN: 1FMU18L7VL
Hey All, I do have a fix and yes new GEM fixed it. Since I did not have the 'privy' on these yet looked for input. I pulled all 5 pages on the GEM and checked power and grounds and looked very close for water intrusion and no signs. I found no problems on ...
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDR15X0V
Replaced the three upper plenum formed rubber gaskets (hard) and also the fuel rail to lower intake gaskets (pulled by vacuum into the port) to fix vacuum leak. Fuel trims and BARO OK now. No more stalling. Big thanks to all who offered help esp the help with ... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2).
1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Heater VIN: 1FMPU18LWB
Hello Guys and Girls I want to thank the wonderful technicians and people here at Atn great tool and wonderful people .. Special thanks also to Gene [...] Gary and Stephen were right on the target. About the water...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Heater Core VIN: 1FAFP58U5X
Like I mentioned in the update. We flushed the heater core and installed a restrictor in the bypass heater hose. If the core plugs again (which sounds highly possible) almost all of the replies mention a mistake Ford made in the coolant. We will try to sell th...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L heater/defroster VIN: 1FAFP53U3X
Thank you for the help received many replies. Several about a defective door and heater core. Also received several suggesting a defective water pump. Customer had not reported any overheating problems but decided to pull the pump for inspection. Sure enough n...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, cold VIN: IFMZU34E5X
Replaced upper and lower intake manifold gaskets and egr o ring
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Stall VIN: 3FTSW31F4Y
It took approx. a week to see codes then they all came at once, po340, po341, po440, then the injectors began cycling with just key on power, the modis scope pattern was very weak, and erratic. replaced the cmp sensor , cleared codes , the engine has not stall...
2002 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L No Start VIN: 3GKEC16T11
New pcm. Not communicting with bcm or any other module. Trouble codes: U1041.
1991 Honda CRX HF 1.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMED8362M
First off Sorry I took so long to post a fix, our Dyno has been broken for some time now... Any way first thing I spent some time cleaning out the EGR passages, the access plugs were welded in place, so I did a chemical soak and air pressure clean out, that re...
1994 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Heat/cold distribution VIN: SAJNX574XR
The responses were all in agreement that the lower servo would be the cause of the fault symptom. Sure enough, when I tapped the servo with the system in full heat mode, the lower vents began to blow hot air instead of cold. The fix was to replace the servo. T...
1994 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Trunk lock VIN: SAJHX1749R
After testing the relay it appears the problem my be in the control unit. Client did not want to spend any more money on the repair. The trunk does unlock from the remote. Thanks for the help!
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4G258S7X
Hi group, the grand cherokee is fixed, I find a short in cruise control circuit. thanks for all replies, R. [...]. Trouble codes: P0123.
2000 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L No Start VIN: JM1BJ2212Y
Thanks to technicians who said to check timing belt synchronization of cam and crank sensors, timing belt had jumped even though there was compression (over 125 psi), causing no spark to coils (ecm doesn't give coil spark on this even when cam and crank sensor... Trouble codes: P1345.
1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L a/c compressor VIN: WDBAB33COF
Great thanks to everyone who helped on this vehicle.Turns out that when you order a 'new' overload protection relay and expect it to work, that is not always the way it is. We changed the relay again and it works!!! Nothing like a good 'ol mind bender to make ...
2004 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L Tire inflation light VIN: JN8AZO8W84
Sorry for the delay. The cust finally came in to install his winter tires. A few reply's advised to install the rims in the same position on the veh. And to be careful when removing and installing the tires. The 'Tire pressure managment system' light did not c...
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3WS52K5X
Thank you all for you help. The customer only wanted to pay a specific amount for the repair. So based on the information I recieved from everyone who replied I found that bank 1 was getting to much fuel, the fuel pressure regulator appeared to be alright and ... Trouble codes: P0172 (bank 1 too rich).
1999 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L steering VIN: 1GHDT13W2X
sorry it took so long to reply just waiting for the customer to return . as many stated the best way was to disconnect tie rods on the turn tables viola frozen lower ball joint (not very old)replaced all is well
1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L all shifts VIN: 1G2NW15M35
Hey everybody, thanks so much for the great replies. I learned alot about these things from the info I got here. We ended up putting a trans in this car. It runs and shifts great now. I didnt disassemble it to see what failed exactly, but we now know that it w...
1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Auto climate control VIN: 1G2HX52K7V
I would like to thank aal those who responded! IATN is wonderful to have for these odd things. Kevin and David you called it. I put a batt in and still had the same thing, although ABS did go out after clearing the code. The actuator seemed to not allow the fu...
1998 Pontiac Firebird Firehawk 5.7L Oil Pump VIN: 2G2FV22G9W
Well guys I'm gonna call this a fix. This is what I found. 99% of you said oil pump or more specifically oil pump relief valve, so I started my journey based upon that. I pulled the timing cover first and boy, when I pulled that cover my heart sank...the old '...
2000 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G2HZ541Y4
I did go ahead a replace crank sensor, the new sensor did look better went up over the 6 volt range , thank you for all to helped on this one Jim Trouble codes: P0128, P0137, P0336.
2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L passlock VIN: 1G2NF12E72
we replaced the ignition lock cylinder and relearn the passlock.we kept teh car at the shop a few days and it started right up every time we tried it. the customer is gonna let us know what happens. thanks for the help.
1998 Suzuki Sidekick JLX Sport 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JS3TD21V2W
Tech info I received on this vehicle are as follows, check iac valve water passage for restriction, check throttle plate cleaning and reset idle by disconnecting battery and driving vehicle after reconnecting batt to reset idle control, recheck vacuum leaks du...
2001 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.8L temp VIN: JS2GB41W01
Customer still hasn't returned for final fix. Thanks for all the replies. I will start checking the basics again when he returns. We haven't checked the radiator cap or the fit of the thermostat. Hoses all seem to be routed correctly. Will follow up when I kno...
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1SK12EXS
Thank you for everyones responses. all were very helpfull but the answer was a faulty EGR valve. we had it off a few times to clean and test for leaking but when we replaced it the repair was complete and the veh ran well. when i 'interogated' the customer at ... Trouble codes: 31 (vacuum sensor), 41 (tps).
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