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1996 Audi A4 2.8L shifter lock out VIN: WAUDA88D91
Greetings Audi Techs We have this 96 A4 V6 automatic no quatro that wouldnt go into reverse or park. We determined the push button on the side of the shift knob would not raise the plastic strap for the shift lock. It appears the shift lever must be removed t...
1986 BMW 325 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBAAB5408G
Hey guys, any help would be much appreciated on this one. Vehicle came in with intermittent multiple problems. Customer just purchased it from a very neglected owner. The head gasket was leaking so that took first priority, the engine had obviously gotten very...
1994 BMW 530i 3.0L engine VIN: WBAHE1321S
engine is leaking oil into v8 valley between cylinders. Before removing intake is there something else leaking into valley
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: WBADD5322V
Our shop has this vehicle in for repairs and my boss is forcing me to fix this on my own.He is allowing me to use all tools in the shop including IATN .So bear with me this is my first post.Customer's complaint is that he couldn't disable the traction light (A...
2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L exp.tank cap VIN: WBAFB3348Y
exp tank cap doesnt seam to fit very well on new expansion tank, as if threads were different. we used bmw stuff. expansion tank # 17-10-7-514-964 & cap 17-11-1-742-231. cap leaks badly and doesnt seam to screw down easily at all. has any one had this problem ...
1999 Buick Regal LS 3.8L airbag VIN: 2G4WB52K5X
hello all got this buick here with the airbag light on cheched the clockspring out it testes good. got a code b1001 dont have a code description four it . id really apreciate an answer to this code. thanks to whoever helps out.
1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L vent controls VIN: 1G6KD52BOS
Hello all Cadi techs. I have a car that the vents don't switch properly. I'm not that familiar with this type as I should be. I've tried to talk them into taking it to the dealer, but they insist I look at it, so here I am. The air blows out mostly on the floo...
2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Air bag VIN: 1G6KD54Y1Y
Customer complains air bag light came once intermittently. Also abs light came on once intermittently. abs light is not on. But air bag light is on all the time. History codes are (B0041 LF side deployment loop open,)( B0065 LF Pretensioner deployment loop ope...
1992 Chevrolet G20 Sportvan 4.3L MIL Lamp on, weird running VIN: 2GBEG25Z1N
This Vehicle came to us with an o2 DTC and we replaced the O2 sensor and got rid of the DTC with a new sensor but stll haveing this problem. When running the check engine light is flasing randomly not consistant or anything just flashing. At Idle when the chec...
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.
1995 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L gas pedal VIN: 1GNEK13KXS
Hey guys, this is on of those where you know what you have, and you know what the problem is, but you're not sure how to fix it. What I have is a Tahoe that I just did a major tune up to, including wires, plugs, filters, PCV and a Motorvac. There is a very ...
1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L Dash lights VIN: 2G1WW12M5V
Car came in end of the day today. No dash lights and no light in console for PRND12. Vehicle has headlamps and taillamps. Additionally, radio lights up when lights are switched on and dim with rhestat switch. Checked socket at shifter bulb and have no signs of...
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GNEK13R5V
been trying to fix for a week.i have a bad miss on cyl 7 and cyl 2 at times 7 all the time tried changing plugs,wires,cap,rotor still have miss. checked comp its [...] on cyl 7 have done inj balance test all inj tested fine have checked for vac leaks none f... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cyl misfire dectected)
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 3GNEK18R6V
Hi All I have this tahoe that at times will not start. When it is not starting i get no fuel pressure but i can hear the fuel pump running. If i leave it for a while and go back it will start. I changed the fuel as stated in related repair history. Any help wo...
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13R2V
With scanner installed (Tech 2 and Snap-on) cam retard was set to 0. Engine kicks back and does not want to start. Verified it was not a battery starter issue by unplugging the coil. Engine cranks fine. Watching both cam and crank signals on a 2 channel scope ... Trouble codes: 1345 (crank cam sync problem)
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNFK16R0X
I have a repeating code 442 failure. I have smoke tested the entire EVAP system and no smoke is detected. The Evap system will hold vacuum without the fuel tank hooked up. When the fuel tank is hooked up the vacuum leaks down. I have pulled the sending unit ou... Trouble codes: 442 (small leak detected)
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L keeps running VIN: 2GCEKI9V1Y
engine and lights stay on after ignition switch has been shut off, have to pull ignition relay in conveince center underhood to kill engine, put in new ignition switch and problem still there, problem will go away and come back after while, some other posts in...
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNET16S83
vehicle was started after stopping at store idling really rough check engine light on customer drive the rest of the day and the next day seems to run fine when driving but really bad when idling thanks in advance george Trouble codes: P1345 (crank and cam sensor sync)
1998 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L heating VIN: 2C3HD46JZW
car has not enough heat, themp reads operation temp, blend door switch fine, but no enough heat, any suggestions will be greatly appreciated
1993 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2B3ED4GTIP
hey everyone, got a tough one here. i'm at home right now and can't remember the code number. Cust brought in car for check engine light. lean code for bank one 02. Hooked up snap on scanner and the 02 was stuck on .37 v. Replaced 02 and nothing changed. check... Trouble codes: 21 (02 sensor lean)
1994 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Heater
This is my buddies van that I got roped into working on here. It is now like 10 degrees F and he has NO heat. At first motor would not heat up and I found broken t-stat. Replaced that, now motor warms to roughly 200 (195 t-stat) but no heat in cabbin. When mov...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L blower resistor VIN: 2B4GP44G01
This vehicle has been in this year for blower resistor replaced three times this year. High fan only works when comes into the shop. Replace fan motor resistor block . The last time it was in i changed cab air filter the fan relay. I also amp draw tested the f...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.8L steering wheel VIN: 2D4GP44L53
40klm perhour shimmy
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 5.7L MIL Lamp on, THROTTLE INOP VIN: 3D7KU28D14
hello again and happy holidays to all!! i need some insight here guys, mitchell does not have any data for me on a 2004 ram 2500 as far as trouble codes. in looking at 2003 codes, i was able to identify 2 of the codes, but not the p061a. doeas anyone know what... Trouble codes: P061A, P2106 (etc forced limited power), P2175 (throttle actuator control system low airflow detected)
1985 Ford F-250 XL 6.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, SMOKES WHITE SMOKE VIN: 1FTHX2613F
the truck came in for a no start cold. found bad glow plugs and replaced them. the engine started and ran fine. had an emissions test done and it failed 68gpm. performed a fuel injection cleaning with our bg diesel cleaning equipment. retested and it passed at...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 4WD Hi VIN: 1FMDU34X0S
Customer said 4wd did not work the other day in 4wd auto hi when it was snowing. I put it on a hill in mud and selected 4wd auto hi and front wheels would not spin, selected low and they engauged and spun. I then put it on the lift and selected auto hi and the...
1995 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FALP71W5S
Sorry to bother you guys agian but I have a Ford that isn't putting any spark out of the number 5 cyliner coil. I have no idea about how this Ford works, I worked for Chevy for 8 years prior to opening up my own shop. I don't want to buy a new coil pack if it ... Trouble codes: P0320 (circuit malfunction secondary ignition)
1996 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Stall VIN: 1FTHF25H3T
All the above work was done due to this problem plus it had never been done so need ed a good tune up. What it does is intermittently stalls I've had it do it to me usually while slowing down or in traffic. While doing some tests in the shop I noticed while it... Trouble codes: 211 (Profile Ignition Pickup circuit failure), 212 (Loss of IDM input to PCM- spout circuit grounded)
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L Extended start VIN: 1FALP6245V
We have a T-bird with a 3.8. The problem is that it at times will take nearly 5 seconds to get injector pulse and ignition spark. This problem is intermittent. We have noticed a trend, which is whenever we go to spin it over, the MIL light doesn't initially go...
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZ932E7W
hello everyone this thing sets code as soon as it starts, this has the variable reluctance type sensor mounted in top of the drivers vale cover not in rear of engine, checked for open circuits between pcm and sensor on pins 85&91 ok, seem to have a decent wave... Trouble codes: P0340
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMZU34E8X
hello all, have a explorer that will cut out once in a while, have not been able to duplicate, customer says the only time it happens is when it is snowing, last week we had three days of snow and it would cut out every day, vehicle will not die just cut out, ... Trouble codes: 171 (174 -), 174
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L PCV separator VIN: 1FAFP58S6Y
This Taurus has been under our care for a number of years and has developed a leak at the oil pan. When checking for PCV operation we found positive pressure in the crankcase. There is good vacuum at the hose leading to the oil/air separator, but with pressure...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA5149Y
Aaaaaagh! I hate cars that won't stay broken! This one will misfire badly for anywhere from 1 minute to about 10 minutes, seems to be worse when it is cold. (Outside temps. have been -15 to 20 this week). Fuel trims are going way high, but that is probably jus... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cyl. 1 Misfire), P0305 (Cyl. 5 Misfire), P0306 (Cyl. 6 Misfire)
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Clutch VIN: 1FTZR45E22
We got this '02 Ranger in the other day. On the test drive we noticed that the clutch had to be in against the floor to shift gears. When we put it up on the lift we noticed the starter was a little loose and it looked like the clutch was replaced (or worked o...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14544
This is a real stumpper! The truck cam in with these codes and running real bad. we found some info in Alldata about that contaminated oil or the wrong oil filter could cause the varaible valve timing to act up. It had been almost 10,000 miles since the last o... Trouble codes: P0011, P0021, P0340, P0345
1996 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Unknown VIN: 1GKCS13W3T
Customer brought vehicle in for a noise when driving. Sounds like water swishing when making turns left to right or when accelerating from stop. Sounds to me like the a/c drain is clogged up or heater core is full causing noise. Anyone seen this before?
2001 GMC Sonoma SL 4.3L hvac box VIN: 1983889790
i have no floor air the clyinder is working but door rod look broken i need a shortcut i don't want to pull the box for a door rod thanks don
1986 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JHMBA7438G
Hope someone out there has experienced this problem on a 1986 Honda Accord LX severe hesitation/stalling on acceleration when warm. Car will start fine cold and idles just fine but go to accelerate and car falls flat on its face. If you floor it then it seems ...
1996 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KHMHJW34M8
Vehicle came in no start. Firing order looked tampered with but checked OK. Customer supplied used computer, still no start. I checked cam sensor - pattern looks good. Looked at crank sensor - tiny dent in sensor and pattern voltage is low. Replaced with new s...
1996 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L blower, battery and brake dash lights VIN: 4S2CM58V1T
When driving the vehicle and turning to the right the blower quits and the dash brake and battery lights come on. Returns to normal operation when the steering wheel is centered. Does not happen when turning to the left or when the vehicle is sitting still. Fo...
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 ...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Checkball VIN: 1J4GZ58S2V
I am building a 42re/A500 trans for this Jeep. While tearing down the valve body I had an extra checkball show up on my bench. It is 3/16" in diameter. The ATSG techbook does not show where this goes and all of the other 9 balls that should be there are accoun...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited 5.9L torque converter lock up VIN: 1J4G288Z4W
when the transmission goes into lockup it has a shudder.we replaced the tcc solenoid that was bad and check the ecm for command and both are good.we readjusted line pressure to help,previous pressure was also causing shudder and no change.there are also no ref...
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Air Bags VIN: JT8UF11EXM
Hi, Problem: The Air Bag light fails to come on for the bulb check period after attempting to clear air bag code 41. This vehicle came in with the Air Bag light ON with DTC 41. I attempted to clear the code by performing the factory recomended proceedure. This...
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Front heater VIN: 5LMR727L6X
After 60,000 mile service (Coolant drain/refill, spark plugs, filters) the customer reports the front heater doesn't get hot. The rear heater performs well. Heater hoses seem to be hot and thermostat has since been replaced. We have tried to purge the cooling ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: AJGAB72E7X
Hi Mercedes Gurus, This car came in with codes P0173, P0156 & P0170. We replaced both rear O2 sensors and the Mass Air Sensor and now we get the P141/161 codes during warm up or sustained idling. Looking into the situation further we find that the ECM is not ... Trouble codes: P0141 (Bank 1 Sensor 2 O2 heater circuit), P0161 (Bank 2 Sensor 2 O2 heater circuit)
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MELM74W3T
I am not real proficient in ford vehicles and I need help with this one. Vehicle has a major misfire and the check engine light is flashing. With over 100,000 miles and original plugs and wires I can understand why, but during my inspection I find the # 2 spar... Trouble codes: P0302 (misfire in cyl. 2)
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L speedo VIN: JN1CA31D7Y
This one keeps coming back. It was in here 60 days and 3,000 miles ago for "MIL on, no gauges, runs poorly when gauges go kaput." All of the above pin tests were performed before disconnecting the 3 connectors at cluster. When the cluster connectors were disco...
1999 Plymouth Voyager 2.4L No Start VIN: 2P4FP25B5X
replaced t-belt @77020 miles. car ran fine until this am. towed in no start. t-belt in time, spark, inj. pulse ok compression ok, fuel pressure good. pulled plugs, look good and spark well. cam and crank sensors are reading. SES light goes out after 2-3 second...
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L hydraulic VIN: 1G2WP12K9Y
Customer came in with a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT. His complaint was that it had a good pedal, but car was very hard to stop. We checked all mechanical issues and ran some electrical (abs) test which came out normal. We replaced front pads and rotors and adju...
2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L high beam indicator, park lights VIN: 1NXBR12E5Y
Greetings: Vehicle towed in. Customer states that the vehicle died while at stop in gear. Customer also wanted aftermarket alarm removed. Removed aftermarket alarm. Couldn't verify no start but noticed that the high beam indicator blinked rythmically and dim...
1987 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 2.1L No Start VIN: WV2YBO254H
This Vanagon will intermittently not start (cranks fine) when it does a no start I find no pulse on the neg side of the coil. With continued cranking I can then get a pulse and it starts right up. It will not die out after start up. We found a broken connecto...
2000 Volkswagen bora 2.5L starter motor VIN: WVWZZZIJZI
Hi Gents, I have this vw Bora with a no start issue. If i hot wire the starter motor the car starts and runs fine. I checked all the fuses they are fine. I ran the car on the launch scan tool and found no faults in the engine ecu or trans ecu. But i found a fa...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on, P1143 VIN: 3VWSB69M41
This car will light up the engine light after 2 cycles after clearing the engine module. I replaced the maf sensor and did tps adaptation procedure. The car don't have any problems while driving, just the check engine light that is on. Please help me with some... Trouble codes: P1143 (load calc. cross check upper limit exceeded)

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1996 Audi A6 2.8L auto trans VIN: OWAUGA84AT
Thanks first of all to everyone who replied. After retesting for intake leaks, and replacing the new idle air valve, the problem improved but was still not corrected. I installed another ECM and found that the driver in it for the idle air valve was no good. T...
1983 BMW 733i 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: VBAFF8403D
Sorry to keep you all waiting, right after I posted on iATN the customer picked up the vehicle. Today I came in to the shop to find it sitting in my bay. I started at the top of the list of sugestions, and at the top of list was the resistor inline with the co...
1991 Buick Riviera Luxury 3.8L ecm VIN: 1G4EZ13L6M
Merry Christmas and thank you very much! Even though we were getting spark off the ignition module too many people recommended changing it. It worked! Thank you again. Jackie
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G6KD52Y9V
we replaced the egr valve and test drove this vehicle for about an hour and it did not display the symptoms,i believe the vehicle is repaired,thanx for all your help,blas (mill rd)
1970 Chevrolet C10 350CID master cylinder VIN: CE140S1637
The push rod between the pwr brake booster and the master cylinder was to long. When I loosened the master cylinder nuts it pushed away from the booster. I adjusted it to the specs I recieved from one of you. I had a hunch about it all along but did not have a...
1995 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2GTETK19K9
thanks for all the replies - we did fix this one - it ended up being a shorted injector - we noticed that the fuel would stop out of one and then it would die. replaced injectors and runs like a charm - iatn may not have helped us on this one but i still swear...
2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L left suspension VIN: 2G1WW2E2Y9
First thanks to all who replied. Checked the intermediate shaft. Was found ok. Several replies said there were problems with aftermarket wheel bearings. Checked and found it to have been recently replaced. Installed OE bearing and all is well. This will be Not...
1988 Chrysler New Yorker 3.0L low pedal VIN: UNKNOW
This actually turned out to be a big problem, but I finally repaired the vehicle.Since many of you responded that this system is under a campaign and under warranty, I drove the vehicle to the dodge dealer. They checked their information and ran my vin and sai...
2005 Chrysler Crossfire 3.2L convertible VIN: 1C3AN65L05
Hello:Thanks to all who replyed.The fix is a broken latch.I replaced it and all is working .Note If the Top is ajar do not try to open the trunk you will break the latch. Thank You...
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L Stall VIN: 1B4HS28Y1X
Thank you to all who replied. This vehicle is fixed. We reprogrammed the vehicle as instructed through the T.S.B. and the next day the vehicle started and stalled. We then replaced the I.A.C. motor even though it tested fine through our Modis every time. Vehic...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP44R92
Thanks for all the help. I finally found that the relay that controled the ignition bypass. Was turning on with the key and the remote starter. I had to add a nother relay in the circuit. Before the bypass relay. The system works fine now. Just didn't get it r... Trouble codes: P0351, P0353.
1989 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTHF26H2K
thanks for all the suggestions customer decided to not go any further i never pulled valve covers but i think it was valve problems.thanks again for the help.
1993 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FTD15Y3PL
Thanks! All that responded, Fix was the Ignition Coil, Strong enough to run the engine when warm, but too weak to start the engine cold.
1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTMDU34X6
Most replies pointed towards the intake gaskets both upper and lower. After leaving the vehicle out overnight @10* and ran KOER test. Found lean codes for both banks. There are false temp codes when test are run before engine warms up. Also the IAT will set a ... Trouble codes: 114 (IAT outside of test limits), 113 (IAT sensor circuit open or reads -40F).
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FTJW35F8T
i want to thank every one for thier help a think this one one is fixed. after checking oil pressure on both heads & fuel pressure on each head & pulling back the installion on each outside conector looking for chaufing of wires. decided to take Ronalds advivce...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L monitors not reset VIN: 2FMZA5148W
Thanks all . Indeed two more overnight cold starts and all set and is well. Very descriptive play by play for a troublesome monitor set from William from North Carolina. The 2 monitor still passing was great info too. Thanks again Anthony Trouble codes: P1000 (monitors not set), P0171, P1464 (fixed), B1312 (fixed).
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L battery light VIN: 1TMZU75W22
Hello and thanks to all the members that offered guidance and help.This truck was a little bit of a challenge,due to the fact that i had to use 03 wiring diagrams and testing from alldata.Using the 02 information didn't help at all.If you look at the 02 harnes...
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L RCM programm VIN: 1ZRT78ADSF
ended up sending to the dealer. However I got 3 replies that summing them up I would say that the focus more common than not does not have a readable configuation so the AS BUILD DATA is the only way to go on this one. somthing only ford has available even the...
1997 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L 3-2 shift P0785 VIN: 1GKDT13WXV
Thanks to all that replyed to this post. After performing a number of tests to rule out a bad ignition switch and other related faults I installed a new VCM, and had it flashed by the local dealer. After a number of test drives everything seemed fine. It's bee...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L hvac VIN: 1J4GZ58S7T
thanks for all the replies, it appears i had a therm problem. i relpaced the therm with a mopar one and now the temp remains steady above 40 C. not as hot as i'd like but acceptable. tried card board in front of the rad, didn't get any hotter. i also tried swi...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FF48S4Y
figured out how to do a running compression test on this coil pack modle...just pull the boot off and layb the coil on the plugs...!!! 25 psi on cyl # 5 ... removeal of #5 piston reveled a broken compression ring... who wudda thunk it. thanks for all the help.... Trouble codes: P0305.
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L No Start VIN: JT8UF11E9N
Much helpful information regarding Lexus LS400 tachometers and ignitor circuits from guys like Gale, Victor and Dennis but the car had restarted and has been running just fine. All component tests are good. We are going to return the LS400 to the customer with...
1995 Lexus ES300 3.0L No Start, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8GK13T7S
Thank you for a lot of great responses.There were a couple that hit it right on the head but all the others replies might be able to help somebody else.The fix turned out to be a couple of broken teeth off the relucter plate on the back of the crankshaft gear....
1992 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L No Start VIN: JM3LV5220N
Well, the car is living with the customer now, ... I hope. Found 2 problems with this MPV. First problem that kept me from injector pulsae was a relay next to the ECM. It would power up until you cranked the engine then it would drop voltage to the injectors. ...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WDBCB20A7D
I received all kinds of replies to help with this problem and the most helpful came from Rich [...] an instructor at the Virginia University his method of timing the pump with a vacuum gauge was so accurate it was perfect. I called and discussed it with him, ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L 2L drs&trunk VIN: WDBGA51E4T
Everyone that responded were dead on with advice. I pulled the grn #9 fuse in the trunk and all was good. I explained that it needed a pump assembly but they decided to see how long it would last... Everyone said if pulling the #9 fuse in the trunk for approx ...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L charging system VIN: JN1CA31D5Y
Replacing the alt fixed it. Everyone who replied suggested that the alt was the issue and they were correct. I'm still not sure how the alt checked out good off the car. Thanks for all the help.
1989 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G3HN54C1K
thanks to all who replied. sorry to not close out sooner. we let vehicle sit over the weekend to duplicate concern & verify if fixed. problem was with the coil. the specs for testing the ignition coil were dead on. we warmed the coil with a shop lite & vehicle...
1990 Porsche 911 3.6L top VIN: WPOCB2966L
The modyfication was really simple and safe. I installed 993 module part 993 618 313 00. It has an aditional terminal marked Hd for the hand brake, I wired it into brake ground wire( br/r) and now top works with car running when emergency brake engaged.
2000 Saturn SL2 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZK5275Y
It is a fix.Ernest from Massachusetts and James from North Carolina nailed this one,the fix was the c.t.s.(it was crack)I replaced the c.t.s the connector and the thermostat.Because the c.t.s. was bad the E.V.A.P.system was running at the wrong time causing fa... Trouble codes: P0442.
2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L Battery Draw VIN: 4S3BH66591
thanks to everyone that replied , I called the subaru dealer to check for a main relay and there parts system was even less help than mitchell on demand they told me the only way to get one was to have the old one for the part # ? if i knew were it was it migh...
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L No Start VIN: JT3VN39W3R
Well, I've got to close this request for now. I have not been able to get this vehicle back in for further testing/checking of components. Based on replies, I do have a few things to check. One would be the fuel dampner on the backside of the motor for any lea...
1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Vehicle fuel filling VIN: 1NXBR12E2W
Thanks for all the replys. There was alot of interesting suggestion. From insects in the vent tube to the dirt build up theroy on the EVAP hose. We drop the fuel tank. Inspect all vent hose and the EVAP system and everything seems ok, until we take a closer ...
1999 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L No Start VIN: 4T3ZF13COX
Wow! I thought I started with the easy stuff first, but I missed one on this vehicle. Edwin from Georgia suggested I check for loose grounds on back side of the intake plenum because it was a recent motor change the ground could of been left loose. The ground ...
1999 Toyota 4Runner 2.7L 1-2 shift when cold VIN: JT3HM84R1X
The consensus on this one was to replace the existing transmission lube with synthetic gear oil. We drained the existing oil and replaced it with Mobile One gear oil. While we were never able to reproduce the complaint, the customer called back the next day to...
2004 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L Starting VIN: 5TDBT48A64
The Toyota dealer has got this one fixed. Turns out it needed an PCM. I have a suspicion that the detail shop hooked jumper cables to it backwards but they swear they did not until AFTER it wouldnt start. Thanks to everyone that replied. I really thought it wa...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRF81H0W
Thanks for the helpful replys. A couple of fellows suggested a serial adapter for my laptop, they said it works well for them even though Ross-Tech says otherwise. I ended up trading my serial cable for a USB cable for just a little more money; a lot less than... Trouble codes: 00575 (P1550 Intake Man. Pressure Control Difference Intermittant).
1992 Volvo 960 2.9L battery VIN: YV1KW9508N
TThanx to all who replied. It appears that some idiot who fitted a 'live' lead to rear of car for trailer hookup, from fusebox ( l. side of dash) also fitted a short jumper wire behind the fusebox! The problem was twofold as this wire ran from a key controlled...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L ABS Module VIN: YV1TS97D4X
Thanks to all for some good advice. We had originally tried a new sensor but were also dealing with a bad controller. After installing another bad exchange unit (from Volvo) and finally a good aftermarket controller, replacing the sensor was the final fix. Gla...
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