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1990 Audi Coupe Quattro 20v 2.3L heater VIN: WAUGE58B3L
Hey Audi Techs, I have this one kicking our butt, the customer complaint is "lack of heat" the coolant temperature is slightly low, 1/3 of guage. Heat output is luke warm at best. (Not Hot) We inspected operation & removed heater valve to test(OK).We blew thru...
1995 Audi A6 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUFA84A3S
Thank you in advance for your help. This vehicle was a tow in... customer attempted to replace his t-stat and figured it was over his head... put the timing cover back on and then it would not start. We tested for spark. None. Tested for injector pulse. None. ...
2001 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC68D41
Vehicle was towed in for broken serp. belt which soon turned into jumped timing belt due to broken belt which became entangled. After removing cyl. head we found all valves bent which was not suprising. We replaced cyl. head with exchange cyl head due to damag... Trouble codes: P0011 (Bank 1 Camshaft advance adjustment Specified value not obtained.)
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L bad smell from vents VIN: WBADD6329W
OK, guys and the few gals out there. This Bimmer came to me with the complaint of a foul odor when the heater is turned on. I found that their was a slight odor of coolant coming through the vents. Customer says the odor was stronger as times. The repairs in t...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L SRS / Seatbelts VIN: WBAGJ8327W
Airbag codes 05 and 06. (Drivers and passengers seatbelt tensioners) Customer says that when he started the car, he heard a loud bang and saw smoke inside the car. He had a passenger and both belts were fastened. Code come back right away. He tried to drive th...
2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L heated seats VIN: 1G6KE57Y54
i would like some help with heated seats on left and right heated seats,when i go to turn on heated seats on high med or low the heated seat module clicks on for a split second and then you hear the relay open again. i testd the elements with my ohm meter and ...
1964 Chevrolet Belair 454CID Exhaust Fit VIN: 139C424N10
Hi and building car for customer. 1964 Chev Belair/Impala and will be installing ZZ454 crate engine along w/Tremec 5spd standard trans (and aftermarket AC/4whl disc/9"/etc) and problem is Headers. Hooker has a part # listed but will hav to modify I think and a...
1991 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Hesitation, LOW POWER VIN: 2G1WN51T2M
the drivability problem came on as a sudden change in operation. the customer complaint was a lack of power on heavy accelleration. after the initial test drive to confirm lack of power we installed a fuel pressure gauge, the pressure remained constant at 42 p...
1994 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCDM19Z6R
Vehicle came in on tow truck as a no-start. Verified no start. Verified fuel pressure. Verified spark. Both OK. Tested compression, with 165K miles, I thought the chain may be off. Compression OK. I advanced the distributor and it started. Not only did it sta...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Ride Control VIN: 1GNDT13W8T
Now only makes noise when turning hard left or right. (Noise is coming from both sides, worse on left side) We have looked for cracks in frame, found none; checked and tightened all bolts/hinges, etc. We have worked on this truck for over a week now PLEASE HEL...
1996 Chevrolet C3500 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GBHC34F4T
reman replacement unit will not start have fuel pressure of 6.0 psi at injection pump but no fuel at injectors have 5 volt square wave signals looking for help on diagnostics of pump driver module & engine shut off solenoid & fuel solenoid have 12 volts & grou...
1999 Chevrolet K3500 5.7L abs VIN: 1GCHK33R0X
This truck has a code of P0719 Brake Switch 2 Volt low. Cannot acess the abs module have no diagnostic trouble code tree for code p0719. If any one can help i could really use it i apreciate the help .
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L pump shaft VIN: 1GNLEK13R6
Truck came in 11/24/04 @ 128384 miles for no power steering check & replaced pump,first replacement pump made howling noise so we got a second pump this one snaped the shaft in first 5 minutes,got 3rd pump flushed system and everythig fine untill December of 0...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L blend door VIN: 1GNDT13W8Y
vehicle came in with overcharged system after evacuation and recharge found that the blend door constantly cycles from hot to cold i suspect that the pot on the door motor is open but can't get to the circuit to check with a meter without a bit of disassembly....
2000 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L No Start VIN: 2CNBJ13C3Y
hello fellow techs, i am up to my chin in trackers. this one was towed in with a no start. we checked all the usuals, fuel, fire, timing and compression. all checked good. compression values were 130 psi on all cylinders. i believe this should be enough?! afte...
2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G1ND52JXY
Hi every one,this car came in for a high idle and cel on. Put scanner on and found code P0341.I have changed cam sensor and cel went out but still the high idle.I asked the customer, told me this 2 issues has happened same day.You start the engine and RPM is 1... Trouble codes: P0341 (cam sensor)
1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HE66G9X
The customer said this car died while cruising on the highway, restarted and limped along 1/4 mile & died again, would not restart. towed to my shop. when I tried to start it, it ran very rough for a moment & then cleared up & ran fine for a 10 mile test drive... Trouble codes: P0406 (egr voltage too high)
1999 Chrysler Town & Country SX 3.8L Instrument cluster VIN: 1B4GP44L0X
This vehicle was in back in March of this year for a inop instrument cluster. We found that the a/c control head was shorting out the bus communication. So we replaced the a/c control head with a used one (money issue). Came back in today with the exact same i...
2001 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Radio VIN: 2C3AE66G91
Hello guys, Customer tried to clear his MIL lamp by disconnecting battery. After this the lamp went off, but radio stopped working and battery goes dead. (He says he only disconnected the neg connector.) Car runs and drives with no other complaints. I notice n...
2004 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L Heater VIN: 2C3HD46R24
Greetings fellow techs, Got this one in late today and has us scratching our heads a ittle. 2004 Chrysler Concorde with a no heat complaint. Customer stated it was working just fine in fact too well as it got too warm in the car and his wife turned it down coo...
1995 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B3HD56T5S
Vehicle woulnt start after a cold soak. Started happening when the weather got cold. No Codes. Cam and crank go to yes wile cranking. fuel pressure good. spark seams weak but is present. new plugs and wires. Tryed coil pack. Crank and cam Sensors. with no chan...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Pedal VIN: 1B4GP54L5V
Vehicle was brought in for State inspection. Had "spongy" brake pedal (would fade to floor). Found R rear wheel cylinder leaking. Replaced wheel cylinder, brake shoes and bled system. Front brakes were checked and rear brakes were adjusted. Wheel cylinder was ...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L abs VIN: 1B4GT44L7X
hello again to all and merry christmas.i have an odd one im hoping one or more of you have seen before.this g.caravan has a problem that when you come to a stop (normal braking)the abs engages.ive replaced the left rear wheel speed sensor (it was dead).at spee...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L pads, rotors VIN: 1B4GP44G2Y
hi, i have my personal vehicle here. i moved to colorado about a year ago. ever since the front brakes keep overheating. i won't even take it up in the mountains anymore because they are so bad they smoke coming down from them. i'm at wits end here, the only t...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L no 3-4 shift, no lock-up VIN: 1B7HF13241
This truck came in with the complaint of not shifting into overdrive. Road tested the truck & sure enough no 3-4 shift, all other shifts were firm & on time. After driving for a while the CEL came on. Attached scanner & had a code of p1740. Road tested with sc...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.8L steering wheel VIN: 2D4GP44L53
40klm perhour shimmy
1997 Eagle Vision ESi 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 2E3HD56F4V
i have a 97 eagle vision came yesturday for check engine lite on random miss fireis the code.found oe wires and plugs also a vacume at intake gasket. replace plugs and wires and intake gaskets. took for test drive lite came back on. same codes. spayed again wi...
1994 Ford Probe GT 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZVLT22B1R
would like to know if there is any aftermarket distributor rebuild kit such as pickup and stator. i have read this info before. any help would be great before a buy another distributor
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L hydraulic clutch VIN: 1FTCR14X2R
I am wondering if anybody has found a good way of bleeding out the hydraulic clutch systems in the Ford Ranger with the down angle-mounted clutch master. It always seems as though there is some air in the system because of the hard time going into gear ( ie th...
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L idle VIN: 1FALP6535S
Car came in with loud noise under hood from engine and running poorly. We found timing belt tensioner had come a part (noise) replaced belt,tensioner and spring(which was missing) and all was good. Now the car is back a week later dies every time they stop wit...
1997 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L shifter VIN: 1FMCU24X9V
Hi Ford and Trans techs.This Explorer has the Maxda Built M5OD trans with the typical worn out shifter.Ford says the upper bushing and spring washer are availible seperatly but the lower comes only with Top of Trans.My Question; Is the upper and lower close en...
1997 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L computer information VIN: 1FMCU22XXV
no codes checked the computer operation. found that it seem to be working but the three o2 sensors read o0.00 volts long term and short term read -100 %. check bank one and two o2 sensors, the sensor was working from around 0.8 to 0.2 volts. there must be a ba...
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L wipers&washers VIN: 1FTDX1724V
Hi, fellow technicians the vehicle first came to us with no wipers/washers, blower motor intermittly still running with key off and intermittent instru. panel false tailtell lights. the gem module controls all three relays for the wiper/washer system. checked ...
1999 Ford F-150 4.6L Dome lamp/buzzer/cargo lamp VIN: 1FTEX14N8L
Interior dome lamp, buzzer and exterior cargo lamp often stay on for extended periods of time when drivers door is closed with key in ignition(off). Does not happen with passenger door. When it does happen, all three conditions are normal with the key in and t...
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, bucks VIN: 1FTNE2420Y
this van drives fine most of the time then it intermittently will buck really hard the mass airflow reading goes from 17gpm to 248gpm but only breifly then all is well for a little while the mass airflow meter has been replaced with a new motorcraft unit i kno... Trouble codes: P0401, P1100
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L trunk latch VIN: FAFP34P42W
Car came in with damaged trunk latch-replaced with new unit worked great for app. 1 week.Came back that it would not .close.Replaced with another new unit- worked good 3 days -came back same problem. Works fine with key or emergency release but with key it onl...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU73E62
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTNW21F92
This powerstroke will "cutout" when accelerating.It never stalls,just returns to idle.Most of the time it's at about 2800 rpm when accelerating,once it did it just off idle.It does it at the same engine speed regardless of what gear the trans is in.the fuel su...
1999 GMC K2500 Suburban 7.4L driveability VIN: 1GKGK26J1X
hi everyone: i have a problem with a customer's Suburban...he has had this problem intermittently for approximately one year. He regularly maintains his vehicle. The problem is as follows: the engine cranks, fires, and runs for 1-2 seconds before it shuts down...
1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L cooling VIN: JHMCB7552N
Hi Guys I need help. My wifes car. We were going to Vancouver and I noticed the temp gauge reading high then after a minute or so it came back to normal. It did this a couple of times. I changed the thermostat ( tested the old one and it did not open) ( could...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L 3-4 shift VIN: IHGEM22971
Happy Holidays, This vehicle is my daughters car and has been in a transmission shop for repairs.We don't do auto transmissions. The original problem was a whining noise at idle along with slipping or harsh upshift from third to fourth. The transmission sho...
1994 Land Rover Defender 90 3.9L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: SACDV2280R
Hello every one, I am helping another shop with this one.This came in as a no start with no spark.They put a module in it and it ran.Then it started.Then it was cuting out all the time.They put in a fuel pump.iwas still cutting out.I came to look at it.What i... Trouble codes: 02 (ecm powered up), 03 (Loss of power to ecm)
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Over Drive Shifting VIN: JT6HF10U5X
Vehicle does not shift into overdrive while engine temp is cold. once it warms up,then it will shift into overdrive with no problems. Any help would be appreciated
1997 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JKI569HYT9
hello people, will some one help me with this ()*&^%$ box, see codes . i`m done throwing parts at it, good wind all 6 cyls, i will buy this car from the customer and personally junk it, this will be a good thing, last resort.has any one worked with these codes... Trouble codes: P0420, P1345
2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L No heat VIN: 4A3AA46G7Y
I am completely lost on this one, I flushed block and heater and rad, new oem tstat pulled head sent to machine shop had pressure tested and resurfaced, all new oem mitsubishi gaskets and seals pulled water pump and related hoses, tubes ect. water pump is good...
2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46H71
Hello out there. I am a GM tech with this Mitsubishi in my bay. It is a used car we just sold, therefore I have no history on this vehicle. The MIL comes on, the EGR code is the only code. (Snap on scan tool). I applied vacuum to the egr, It opens and the engi... Trouble codes: P0403 (EGR Solonoid Circuit Problem)
2000 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L press in on cltch VIN: 1N6DD26S6Y
please help at wits end. client came in with noise only when you press in on clutch, not all the time, when it does make the noise it is kinda loud, it is a sraping sound, seems just like a throwout bearing noise, we have replaced clutch, with nissan parts, tu...
2000 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on, high idle VIN: 3N1CB51DOY
came in with a stalling at stops complaint, test drove, and yes would die at stops intermitently if you were at a stop long enough. checked continuity at tps, was out of range, adjusted tps to factory specs ( with .012 in. feeler gauge at throttle linkage shou... Trouble codes: P0505
1992 Oldsmobile Achieva S 2.3L Misfire VIN: 1G3NL14A4N
Car came in complaining of misfire. Pulled all plugs seen that number 2 cylinder was the culprit. Ran conventional wires From terminals to plugs. Removed the wires one at a time and found no spark leaving coil cover to number 2 cylinder. Since this engine only...
1991 Plymouth Grand Voyager LE 3.3L heater VIN: 1P4GH54R0M
Vehicle comes in for a no heat problem. Temp gauge was fine. replaced thermostat and coolant, luke warm air then cold. heater core hose with valve luke after vale. replace valve. Luke warm are little warmer than before. Looked for venting problems in the passe...
1997 Plymouth Voyager SE 3.0L Cuts out, VIN: 2PYGP4338V
customer brought in for vc gaskets, put on gaskets gave back to customer. 3 days later came back saying feels like not getting fuel. hooked up pressure gauge and drove around for two days before it done it to me, fuel pressure never changed so I ruled that out...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1G2NE12T8T
Hi all, hope you can help me a little, this car came in as a no-start, slow crank and no start. customer says it has been sputtering for about a year with black smoke and gas smell then died and would not start. We found the fuel pressure regulator was leaking...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA29M3X
Hello all ! i hope u can help me out on this one . i have this jetta that runs great but the mil is on and none of my diagnostic equipment will comunicate. The only problem with this car is that when its cold it doesnt want to shift until it gets warm . ive be...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPB81H5X
Hi Vw techs I am a dodge guy, so this vw is out of my area of expertise. My sons freind has this jetta with the mill on I get a code 1582 manfactures code. This is where I need some help. What is a code 1582 and what do I need to look at or do to repair this ... Trouble codes: 1582 (unknown)
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L engine VIN: WVWPD23B4Y
I'm replacing an engine on a 2000 Passat with a used replacement. I'm trying to determine the compatability of engines out of automatic and manual vehicles. Some salvage yards asked for VIN and transmission type and some say it doesn't matter. VW parts said th...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Radio VIN: B6YE128210
Hi, this car came in with very poor radio reception on AM and FM. We replaced the antenna mast and base assembly. This fixed the FM, but the AM is still weak and has much static. I thought there may be interference from the engine or other accessory however I ...
1990 Volvo 740 2.3L turbo VIN: V187476239
I get a strong detonation when full throttle is applied - timing is computer controlled, and boost pressure reads 9 psi on my guage - anyone know what it should be for this year/model? I want to adjust it down but can't find a value - thanks
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L cambelt VIN: YVITS90K5Y
Hallo.This is in regards to a cambelt problem of a Volvo S80 T6.The cambelt comes of the camshaft sprocket.I am posting this for a collegue who came in asking us for help,but the problem did not make any sense to us either.So I wonder if any of you Volvo speci...
2001 Volvo C70 2.3L Dash Light on VIN: YV1NC53D71
There are no problems that are noted but the check engine light continues to come on at times. It is more consistant now but the code has remained the same. Thanks Trouble codes: P1171 (ECM 261a-long term fuel trim.)

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1990 Acura Legend L 2.7L Headlights VIN: JH4KA4661L
Three good responses. One said check ground on left front. Found it in front of battery, cleaned and re-attached. No change. Two responses said switch or relay. Relay tested okay, also swapping with another made no difference. Replaced headlight switch and so ...
1993 Acura Legend 3.2L Accessories VIN: JH4KA766PC
Thanks To all who replied, replace the driver's side latch & that took care of the problem
1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24B3X
Well merry Christmas to all. Most of the replies pointed to an injector problem. Swapped #1 and #2 injectors. Problem followed the injector. I replaced the faulty injector and car is now running fine. It must have been partly clogged because the drop test show... Trouble codes: 300 (missfire 1 cylinder).
1985 BMW 318i 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: WBAAC7406F
Well, it is fixed. We have driven it probably about 80 miles without a hitch. Michael had suggested that the EFI controller was where the problem was and he was correct. We did get it to run for a short period of time but as soon as we tapped on the controller...
2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L exp.tank cap VIN: WBAFB3348Y
i had 2 replies that were not of any real help, but i got a call from a bmw guru that has had this same problem with many late bmw models. he had spoken to a behr company rep,that said they have several manufacturing facilities in different countries and they ...
1991 Buick Regal Gran Sport 3.8L mileage odometer VIN: 2G4WD54L1M
As most of my friends at IATN said, the cluster was the problem, we replaced it with a reman unit, & had the miles reset by a buddy at the speedo service co. here in town. All is good now, thanks for your help, and I hope all of you have a very Merry Christmas...
1991 Buick Regal Gran Sport 3.8L Stall VIN: 2G4WD54L1M
i found nothing else wrong with the wires or ground or maf or the balancer so i replaced the crank sensor runs fine i will see if it work more tha 6 months Trouble codes: 17 (no crank sensor).
1995 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L cruse control VIN: 1G6KY529XS
nothing has changed since i posted the update, as i stated there checked per the replies, and could not find a failure in the individual components, cust has not returned. THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT OFFERED THEIR HELP!
1990 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start, Stall VIN: 2G1W54T1L1
Bad ground to the ECU was the problem repaired the ground and everything is running good. I looked at all replies and they all were good and i had som on bad grounds so thank you
1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L timing chain VIN: 261WX12X0V
This is not a fix,had a couple people telling me how to line up the timing belt. I ask if anyone had put on a lower chain or if that could be my problem. I did have one reply that said since I had alot of belt fiber in the belt area he would replaced the belt....
2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L crankshaft VIN: 1G1ND52JXY
thanks for the help we did the main bearings and it's been 2 weeks with out the oil light going on we have some top noise but we've had alot of that noise on malibu's.
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Starting VIN: 1FAFP34YW2
didn't get much help on this we checked all wires to fuse panel cleaned connections were not bad checked fuel pump and mod put every thing back together cleared codes drove for days with out problem gave to customer so far so good
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L overdrive VIN: 1FTNW21F91
Finally convinced the customer to remove the trans pan for inspection. Found it full of small metal particles. Removed transmission and had it rebuilt with new torque convertor and of course the TCC solenoid assembly was replace also at that time. Not sure if ...
2001 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA57451
Ran a compression test - has a little variation in compression on three cylinders - was ran hot - talked to customer - customer agreed to drive as is - instead of going into engine Trouble codes: P0302, P0304, P0305.
2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L o/d light VIN: 1FAFP40472
after thinking about this and knowing how little i know about transmissions i sent this off to the dealer. the fix ended up being a transmission. something let loose and left chunks in the pan. apparently the loose metal was moving around and shorting out the ...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Safety VIN: JHMK145UYT
thanks to all the experienced people who saved me a lot of bullshit, in order to find the restraint mod
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14544
well the truck is fixed! But not by us. We took several members advice and sent the truck to the dealer. Without the correct tools and service procedure this would have turned out to be a giant can of worms!! Thanks again to all who replied. Trouble codes: P0011, P0021, P0340, P0345.
1997 Geo Tracker 1.6L readiness monitors VIN: 2CNBJ1364V
Well this vehicle never did run all its monitors even after the customer ran it for over a week . But the good news is it closed enough monitors to run insp. Thank you to Darren and Vincent for the EGR tips. I checked the EGR system and found the by-pass tube ... Trouble codes: P0135 (O2 heater circuit), P0400 (EGR flow).
1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Tool info request VIN: 1HGCB7152L
Thanks to all, Jeff [...] had the answer I needed. There is a special tool, but is N/A now.I failed to mention in my post that the terminals are male, so using a paper clip will not work. I found two small female terminals and made a nice jumper wire. Thanks ag...
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1HGCD7130T
FINALLY FIXED! Here is the short of it: I compared CYP sensor static ohm readings from two other running 96 and 97 Accords and they all read between 406-477 ohms-so Mitchell spec is wrong. I disconnected the black and yellow wires from the CYP at the distribut... Trouble codes: P0401, P0441.
1999 Honda Civic LX 1.6L No Start VIN: 1HGEJ6672X
thanks to everyone that replied, we did a upper intake plentum/valve cleaning and replaced spark plugs. let customer take vehicle and as far as we know customer is happy with car. have had two other vehicles with same problem come in after first honda no start...
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1869Y
This is a friend's vehicle so I will post a fix if we ever find one. I did have several responses on p0524 being low engine oil pressure. I will continue to search for the answer and appreciate the responses that I did get. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0524 (Cant find definition), P0118 (Engine coolant temp sensor high voltage input), P0126.
1993 Isuzu Pickup S 2.3L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S1CL11LXP
This vehicle is fixed. After going through every vacuum hose and checking where it is supposed to go and opening the mixture screw enough I finally got the duty cycle to work. After a few fine tuning adjustments the truck ran good. Took it to the emissions tes... Trouble codes: 21 (map sensor signal inncorrect).
1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L 3rd gear shift fork VIN: 1J4FJ68S2V
Well, I'm not EXACTLY sure what is wrong in the original transmision. To keep my customer happy and get the rig out of my hair, I bought a good low mile used transmisison and installed it. I drove the vehicle a couple of days, and sent the customer home with i...
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Front heater VIN: 5LMR727L6X
Many thanks to guys like Donald and Robert who'd recommended checking the air-blend door. The door was totally broken. Dash R&R and the parts were about $45 list. Other guys like Gene, Peter and Gerry had mentioned flushing the heater core, which was gunky but...
1982 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L kick down/throttle pressure cable VIN: YZMB240089
Turns out there was a problem with the valve body actuating the first gear band and a reconditioned unit was installed - thanks to all for your help
1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBDA29D0L
Thanks for all the help I recieved on this one. I am a Bosch master tech and was in contact with the Bosch tech line aloton this one. I had wiring diagrams that showed this car having a 25 pin CIS controller and some that showed 55 pins. None were correct. Bos... Trouble codes: 2 (throttle valve switch malfunction).
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L fuel gauge VIN: 4JGAB54EWA
We made appointment with Dealer to repair this vehicle. But customer kept postponing appointment. Well He finaly showed up, we took it in and the Deraler replaced cluster. Imagine that, it works.
2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L oil leak VIN: WDBNG78J91
Thanks to Richard and Karen for the replies, I removed the intake and there it is. In between the heads on the block is an oil cooler. Oil is leaking mostly from the back and some from the front. The real drag is that the heads have to come off to remove thi...
1986 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L alternator VIN: JN1HZ14S7G
Thanks for the help all. I didn't find a true problem, however the parts store sent me an AC Delco alterntor, and we rewired the alterntor and did away with the complexity of the factory wiring. The battery was replaced prior to the problems and check it and i...
1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, VIN: 1G3AJ55M4T
Thanks for the reply and information. I'm sorry it took a while before I posted a fix on this. We let the car to be driven for a week in the shop. We did a wiggle test and bump test on the ecu and the car starts to dies out. Check harness and connector everyth...
1998 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GHDT13WOW
Ok Folks we got the handle on this gremlin. After talking to the customer we learned that an engine had been put in this back in August by the customer and his father. This info would have been helpful in the beginning. We found wires caught between the engine...
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L hydraulic VIN: 1G2WP12K9Y
Thanks for all of the assistance guys. After checking vac. at booster, we decided to put a new set of pads on it. It helped but was not 100%. We replaced rotors with less expensive ones and it cured the problem. Seems to have been a friction problem. Thanks ag...
1992 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L SRS indicator light VIN: YS3AL35L2N
Thanks everyone! Unfortunately a Saab specific tool is required. The Knoxville dealer doesn't have and there is not any 'Saab' shops in our area.
1992 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L Stall VIN: 4T1VK13E1N
First the fix for all you in a hurry then the replies and finally the fix strategy. A rebuilt set of injectors repaired this one. Replies were check plug wire order-did this 50 times. Vacuum leaks and torn boot after MAF. Igniter. Clean MAF-this is the door ty...
2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L high beam indicator, park lights VIN: 1NXBR12E5Y
To briefly summarize, vehile intermittantly died with high beam actuation associated with dim flickering high beam indicator with koeo. Yeppers, I have fixed this vehicle. Bad ground. Wish I'd checked them in the first place. Checked at the drl module connec...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L ABS Module VIN: 3VWSE69M52
This one did need an ABS Module - It was dead - Along with intermittent no communication, when it did come to life it wouldn't recognize unplugged wheel sensors being a problem - no codes ever! The unit is tucked in there pretty tight & comes seperate from the...
2000 Volvo C70 2.3L engine VIN: YV1NC53D6Y
The rod bearings were shot on this engine--I mean wiped out. #2 was the worst--the wrist pin boss on #2 rod was 'kissing' both crankshaft counterweights, at idle. We could twist the rod on the crank journal, it was that loose. But, off idle it was quiet as a b...
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