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1993 BMW 325i 2.5L Warning Buzzer for Lights VIN: WBACA4316P
I am looking for information on the warning buzzer for the lighting system. This is the buzzer that sounds when the Lights are left on and Key is removed from the Tumbler. What I do know is that this buzzer is in the Cluster itself. This is not the "GONG". Wha...
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAHD6329S
Hello, Thanks to everyone who supports the iATN. Hope the Christmas holiday was restful and a welcome intermission from our day to day. Fellow pulled this vehicle 30 miles to us on a chain. So said that last week, he had a transmission installed. First Unit ...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L ews VIN: BMW4562654
customer shows up with new key for his car that he got from the dealer, I programed the keyless entery then got out the scanner for programming the EWS. pushed go button nothing happens is there somthing that I am missing??? like having door shut, standing on ...
1996 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G4AG55M3T
Ok, heres what we got, this car came in 3 days ago with a horrible hesitation, miss, and no power anywhere above idle, under load or in park. It had only 12 in vac at idle, which dropped out as soon as you got to about 1200 rpm and the engine would fall on its...
1999 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L abs light on VIN: 1G4CU5216X
abs light is on, there are two codes stored in the computer 1235-rr speed sensor ckt open/short 1255-ebcm/ebtcm internal malfunction. i have replaced the rr speed sensor which did not help. i have also used a lab scope to check the waveform at the ebcm harness...
1995 Cadillac Fleetwood 5.7L rear auto level control VIN: 1G6DW52P8S
the rear auto level air compressor runs about every 1.5 minutes for about 3 seconds.the rear of the car drops about 1/8 inch then the pump cuts on.i found a leak at the drier & replaced it. now it turns on about every 4 minutes & the car drops about 1/8 of a i...
1990 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start, Stall VIN: 2G1W54T1L1
thought i had this fixed i found a Bad ground to the ECU repaired the ground and it ran for one hour so i released it to the customer after 4 days they brought it back with the same symptons runs for 5 min then dies and won't restart until it cools down. ECU i...
1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G45S8TW8A
OK!!! about a month ago this van came in on a hook.. did a tune up, fuel filter and it ran like a champ.. next day couldnt pull itself. checked egr, check all sensors, everythink looked ok. shut it off and started it good as new??? why I dont know... customer ...
1997 Chevrolet C1500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCEC14W5V
Have lots of fuel and spark at plugs. Plugs foul out as soon as key turned on. It does not even try to start. Customer has tried AC Delco crank sensor and ignition/coil control module as well as new coil. I don't like crk sensor signal strength but it may not ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random Misfire)
1998 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1Y1SK5281W
I have this prizm that has a high idle with a/c on (1400 rpm), and normal idle with no a/c (860 rpm). While driving at steady throttle it will have a surge or hesitation that seems like fuel or spark is cutting out for a fraction of a second. I can't figure wh...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Lifters? VIN: 1GCGK24U3Y
Hi all, It's always something new. This engine has a very loud click, like a lifter, but only at 2000 rpm.. its starts to make noise at 1900 rpm and fades away above 2100 rpm. This makes me to think that it has a valve train problem, maybe a weak spring.. When...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEC19V61
this vehcle came in for missfires under load, has lots of miles, inside the throttle body i could see lots of build up so i performed a bg induction clean, also a fuel injection service , vehicle seems to have huge spark knock at cruise, fuel pressure seems to... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple missfire)
2003 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.3L 2-1 shift harsh
Nearby garage changed automatic transmission fluid and a hastings transmission filter and mopar +4 oem fluid. vehicle now has harsh 2-1 shift after automatic transmission service. any suggestions as to why this might happen? vehicle has no check engine light o...
1989 Dodge Caravan LE 2.5L altenator VIN: 2B4FK55J3K
GReetings to all I have this van that at times it does not charge.I have good voltage on the battery wire going to alt.and then there ara two smaller wires that go to the fields,one has good battery voltage the other one has just under battry voltage when the ...
1991 Dodge Dynasty 3.3L Electronic VIN: 1B3XC46R9M
Good Evening Techs Got one making me pull my hair out. 91 Dynasty came in for a no shift complaint, found it in limp mode. Pulled codes and found code 43OD solenoid circut problem. Did the obvious checks and cleared codes. Code came back soon as I started the...
1993 Dodge D250 5.9L Cruise Control VIN: 3B7KE23CON
This is on my personal truck. I noticed it first last Saturday when the Overdrive would not engage and the cruise control would not work. The OD light will not light when this happened either. I first thought it was the speed sensor but the speedometer still w...
1997 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2P4FP2539V
This caravan is very wierd. All three cylinders on the back head 2,4,6 are not working. It idles as pretty as you please, just has no power. I have check the injectors with a noid light and they appear to be blinking, it's not like they are stuck on. I have pu...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 3.9L No Start VIN: 1B7HC16X5W
hello everyone i have this dodge pk that has no spark, and no crank or cam singnals. It has come from another shop that has changed the crank sensor and they enstalled a used computer. Ive disconected both 02 sensors because ive seen those short and cause the ...
2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L blows fuse VIN: 1B3ES46C2Y
hey all. this little car blows the #10 fuse in the fuse block on the dash, it controlls the pcm, torque conv solenoid, rad fan relay, fuel pump relay, ac comp relay. a lot for a 15 a fuse. it blows it after about 10 miles worth of driveing every time. just wan...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1D7HU18Z82
Just throwing this out hoping someone might have run into this or have some additional things to check. Truck came in approx 2 months ago with a complaint of hesitation from a stop or at very low cruise speeds stepping into the gas. What I have determined so ...
1996 Eagle Vision ESi 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 2EHD66F3TH
This 3.5 chysler has a broken timing belt. I have changed many belts on these before but do not reacall having had to replace one that was broken. Mitchell says that it is an interference engine, and another manual says it is not. The question I have is, has a...
1989 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMEU15N6K
A little help if possible vehicle came to me after some one changed the motor.customer complaint was erratic idle surge up and down.went through basics min idle vacuum leaks fuel pressure all ok.but i did notice on further testing noticed my o2 sensor at 850mv... Trouble codes: 67 (pnp or clutch circuit fault koeo)
1996 Ford Aerostar XLT 4.0L Surge VIN: 1FMDA41X2T
Verified surge while under light load. Monitor fuel trims they stay around 0 plus or minus 1. Baro reading changes from 148 to 154 while driving. O2 sensor dosn't indicate lean when surge occurs. The tcc pid indicates no slippage also. Disconnected egr valve,v...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Mechanical VIN: 1FTDF1720V
Hi Guys..We have this F150 here as a first time customer..as stated above he had another shop replace water pump and while they were there they replaced timing cover gasket (his original complaint to them was of a screeching noise coming from the engine interm...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMFU18L2V
Hello Everyone, This Expedition came in about one week ago with codes PO171,and PO174 Bank 1,and 2 too lean.Replaced the MAF sensor with a Ford rebuilt unit and [...] stayed cleared. Returned the car due to Holiday break to the owner. Now car is back with... Trouble codes: P00, 174 (System too lean bank2), P00, 171 (System too lean bank1)
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP52U4G
No spark unless you just bump starter. Wont spark if you just keep cranking. If you just bump starter it will intermittently spark and sometimes actually start. It runs fine after you start it. Checked Power at coil pack it is ok. Checked crank sensor at PCM h...
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, High idle VIN: 2FMZA534XY
Happy new year to everyone. Thanks for helping out. Customer brought this windstare in middle of September for a "dieing out" problem we found the idle air control motor had failed and replaced it. now the customer says that the idle is some times high and wil...
1996 GMC Sonoma SL 2.2L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTCS1446T
The problem I am having with this GMC is the 5V-REF. voltage to the sensors is only 2V-REF. Voltage to the computer is battery voltage (good) grounds to the computer are also (good)Replaced the computer and still having the same problem. Any one run across thi...
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L hard shift VIN: 1HGCG5657W
This one has me stumped, replaced the radiator, and two front c/v axles, and now the vehicle shifts hard in all gears,and slams hard in reverse,trans service has been done also thinking fluid was burnt,note: vehicle only came in for a radiator and two axles, a...
2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L torque converter VIN: 2HKYF18563
well sorry to bother you guys during this time but this one has us pulling our hair,we have this honda pilot,it came in with code for gear ratio problem,and not shifting at all.so the trans was rebuild.well we gave the car back to the customer after about 100 ...
2003 Hummer H2 6.0L Misfire VIN: 5GRGN23U43
Hi all, Thanks in advance for any help, this Hummer H2 is misfiring on bank 2. Cylinders 2,4,6,8 are showing misfires on our scan tool and this vehicle runs like it too. The fuel pressue is 55 lbs. the compression is 125-130 lbs all the way across, we have s... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire code)
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: KMHDN15D61
this is a first for us. when this vehicle gets about a half a tank of fuel the low fuel light comes on, once the fuel gauge reaches empty and you refuel the car the car cranks but will not start car has no fire, injector pulse or fuel pressure untill the fuel ...
1993 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L signal lights/hazards VIN: JACDH58W8P
Tech took this truck on final road test .Now no signals or hazards.fuses all good.Cornering light operate with headlights on .wiring diagram leads me to believe flasher or faulty hazard switch.Help! Regards, Brian
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L idles rough VIN: SAJNV4842K
After the heads were removed and replaced to renew the valves, the engine was brought to as high a state of tune as possible. New spark plugs, cap, rotor and plug wires were installed. The engine was smoke tested for vacuum leaks even before the 1st start-up a...
2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L rear brakes VIN: 1J4FA49511
Rear brakes work very poorly. Has new wheel cylinders, new master cylinder, and new hose. There is no visible damage to steel lines. There is 500psi of line pressure at each wheel cylinder, but you can rotate rear wheels by hand with brake pedal fully depresse...
1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start, No power VIN: KMDJA7234V
This car came in as a no start. The plugs were fouled. After replacement the vehicle was hard to start but after a clear flood it started. But upon driving I discovered the car had no power on take-off. I checked fuel pressure, spark output both were fine. I p... Trouble codes: 1693 (mil malfunction)
2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L Surge VIN: JTHBF30G92
Vehicle came in with code 2241. Mitchell has no information for this. Dealer said 2241 was for bank 2 heater circuit, replaced as recommended. 1 week, vehicle is back with 2241. Can someone tell me what 2241 is? Vince Trouble codes: 2241 (Not sure)
2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Stall VIN: 1LNHM82W6Y
Hi, this car possibly has a bad iac motor but I can't confirm it. Is there a test that will confirm a bad motor? Customer states, a start a immediate stall...have to keep foot on accelerator to keep it running, after warm up it can be driven without any proble...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L Long Crank To Start VIN: WDBCA25D9K
Hi Group, I'm having little problem with this 300 sel, it's hard to start cold or hot, long cranking.The car runs well idles good, but as soon it sits for 15 minutes or longer, it takes two try of extended cranking to fire up.I replaced the eng.temp sensor it ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E230 2.3L Target Gear VIN: WDB2100371
Hi everybody, i have this E230 with electronic 5 speed transmission shifting problem, when i reset the fault the car will behave strange will not shift and sometimes like it's on neutral after will go to emergency running, checked for codes and found 2 code 55...
1996 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L turbo VIN: DONTKNOWVI
The engine lost all oil in the crankcase in 30 minutes and it all went into the rear turbo and the exaust. Naturaly we asumed it was the turbo and replaced it with a new one. Now its worse, the oil is still in the exaust, Dripping as the car is on and smoking ...
2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L engine VIN: IN6ED27Y8Y
truck towed in ,Customer driving down interstate and lost power, no gas feed.States that ,"it happened all of the sudden".scan for codes and had knock sensor code and evap leak code in history. cleared codes and test drove , drove fine for a few minutes then s...
1992 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser 5.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G3BP8373N
Vehicle came in for failed IM240,H.c.failed slightly 0.800 gpm limit and was 0.875. and I contributed that to carbon deposits so gave it the G.M cleaner and let it soak overnight,but have not pursued that portion any farther,Knowing the N0x failure was most li... Trouble codes: 32 (EGR system error stored but did not have check engine light oncode has been cleared and has not reset as of yet.)
1999 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2G2FS22K1X
Vehicle came in with a noticeable miss whether at idle or driving, hot or cold. Scanned computer and retrieved code for misfire, so I watched the datastream and found #5 missing quite often and number 2 every so often. I pulled the number 5 plug and it looked...
1991 Toyota Camry 2.0L fluid reservoir VIN: 4T1SV24E7M
Car came in with low power steering fluid due to a leaky pressure hose. Replaced both hoses, cleaned reservoir, filled with dexron fluid, bled by turning the wheel back and forth while up on the lift. Now have very little assist, and if you load the system a f...
1993 Toyota T100 SR5 3.0L starter VIN: JT4VD20C5P
Hey folks,got a Toyota T100 that cranks when you depress the clutch pedal or push the clutch cancel switch.I'm thinking ignition switch,but would like to know if there is a start relay between the ign. sw. and these other switches.Has this happened to anyone e...
1997 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L clutch hydralics VIN: JT3HN86R8V
at times clutch pedal will not return to top after depressing. we replaced clutch hydralics 6 months ago for a complaint of clutch pedal goes to the floor, hydralics were leaking at that time. we replaced clutch master cylinder with a genuine toyota part, but ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M11
was told by dealer maf sensors are changed on a regular basis, every oil change...suspect possible programming issue with pcm. cold wet weather here for most of the winter, mil issue started back in september, intermitant, always fuel related, too lean, too ri... Trouble codes: P0172

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1997 Audi A4 1.8L No Start VIN: W9UCB88D3V
Thanks, to all they replied about the problem. what i did was to perform a decarbon on the intake valves. i added a can of bg 44k fuel treatment to the fuel tank. i removed the Bosch plugs and installed ngk spark plugs. I recommended to the customer to use a l...
1996 BMW 328is 2.8L valve train VIN: WBABG1320T
hi everyone, Pat here (I work at brians) well i pulled the valve cover on the beemeer upon visual inspect i found nothing unusual until i decided to start checking torque on a few things got to the third exhaust cam cap, finger tight at best, torqued it to spe...
1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Fuel Guage VIN: 1G4HP52K8V
Well, I am really embarrassed to report the details of this fix, but it may save someone else some trouble some day. When the car came in it originally had a code for the map sensor. I went thru all the tests and it was dead with no response to vacuum at all. ...
1991 Cadillac Seville 4.9L No Power VIN: 1G6KS53B7M
Vehicle turned out having 2 promblems. First being a vacuum leak at the manifold causing low vacuum to the map sensor which controls many of the vehicle settings. The second problem was a blown injector fuse. Vehicle runs good now. Thanks for everyone's sugges...
1994 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L Surge, iac code 35 VIN: 2GBEC19K8R
i was told by a number of techs to inspect the gasket below the throtlebody housing unit. unfortunately the customer pickt up the truck so we will have to try that on the next visit he does with us.thank you all for your hellp,will keep you posted on this. Trouble codes: 35 (iac problem).
1996 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Drive Line VIN: 1GNEK13R2T
After running vehicle without driveline, and triple checking all rear end bearings and gear wear pattern, seemed to be coming from transfer case, pulled case inspected nothing seen, reassembled informed customer that it must be something in the rear of the tra...
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L alternator VIN: 1GNEK13RXV
WAH LA, I FINALLY FOUND IT. Someone had placed a F@#%$^G paper clip from the alternator field wire to a separate 12 volt supply behind the instrument cluster wiring connector. I had voltage present at the field wire that was not being shunted by a bulb... the ...
1998 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L clunk VIN: 1GCGK24R2W
After disassembly, I found the sprague on the direct drum wouldnt hold. I replaced the sprague, and all is perfect. Thanks for all of the replies.
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNCS13W6X
Hi all you Chevy Tech , Thank you for helping me repair this truck. What most of you said the distributor was out of sync some one had the dist out? set up and reinstalled dist, now runs great, good start up. One of you said fuel pressure, truck runs great, so... Trouble codes: P1347.
1999 Chevrolet K1500 LS 5.7L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19R2X
Well I think this one will be back, but for now it's running ok with no mil on for him. I was waiting for him to run it low on fuel so we could replace the pump, but he decided he didn't want to replace the pump just as a precaution. I told him I needed the mi... Trouble codes: P0453.
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Hesitation VIN: 1GNCT18W5Y
Hello everyone turned out the pressure gauge was reading wrong. It was a digital snap-on pressure gauge, and the wires werre getting bad connection moved wires near pressure fitting and pressure jumped up around 58 psi. So fuel wasant problem ended up being a ...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L dic VIN: 1GCEK14T71
I want to start by thanking all who responded. The general idea is that the system is flawed. But, if you run into one the possibilities can be a programing update available at the dealer only, try pressing the accelerator 4 times instead of 3, check to see if...
2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS14W61
removed all spark plugs left for night-next morning cleared cylinders of fuel vapors - reinstalled plugs- changed oil and filter- truck started right up- but fuel pressure still droping with engine off- diagnosed bad check valve on fuel pump and pump very nois... Trouble codes: P0300.
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK14W72
I would like to Thank Everbody for there replys as the the answer was there in the emils the dis. drive gear was worn like a knife blade and no 3&4 the sharpest new gear no problum THANKS TO ALL OF YOU HAPPY NEW YEARS Trouble codes: P0300.
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L fuel knock VIN: 1GCHK29235
well it is fixed. the final repair was cheap and easy. however the road to that point was rough and slow. basically there was a problem with the fuel. there was no water in it. the api reading was good. it was in fact diesel fuel. we installed wynn's diesel fu... Trouble codes: P0308.
1996 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1C4GP64LOT
i have not had any time to get back to this van. so i have side tracked it for now. i did check for cam syn it the same when it is running good or bad. i pulled the injector rail to check for trash, both rail and all injectors are clean. i replaced spark plugs... Trouble codes: 10 (loose of cmp or ckp signal).
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Dream 2.4L door locks & alarm VIN: 3C8FY68B12
Well we got it! As I suspected it was the keyless module AKA 'reciever'. I have a mobile guy that we use for problem child cars. He use his DRB III to double check my diagnoses before I jumped into a new module. We determined that voltage was leaking a signal ...
1995 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9L burnt piston VIN: 3B7HF13Z1S
Thanks for everyones help,as far as i can tell this ones ok.I had the intake cleaned and replaced the gasket on the intake,i had the injector rebuilt and checked everything i could. the truck has about 600 miles on it and is doing well.
1999 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 2C4GP2430X
Hi, Just about EVERYONE hit this one on the nail. Sure enough, the front Cam gear had spun and the alignment pin had sheared off. I guess with engine cranking and probably with the cam gear vibrating, makes the Cam Sensor send an erratic signal to the ECM and ...
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 5.7L MIL Lamp on, THROTTLE INOP VIN: 3D7KU28D14
vehicle is fixed!! replacement of the pcm and reflash with current programming immediately resolved all issues. thank-you richard from florida concurred with other sources that the p061a was an intermittent loss of power to pcm and would require replacement of... Trouble codes: P061A, P2106 (etc forced limited power), P2175 (throttle actuator control system low airflow detected).
1991 Eagle Summit 1.5L No Start, Stall VIN: JE3CU24AOM
This car is fixed even though not the way it should be but sometimes we have to do what is necessary. The relay is indeed down by the console and losing power,so it appears the computer is the problem as some of you suggested. The owner refused to put in a com... Trouble codes: 42 (Fuel pump relay module circuit).
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5145S
Removed both cylinder heads- found no. 2 cylinder exhaust valve not seating properly- machine shop did valve job and resurfaced heads- reinstalled - van runs great- thanks for all the help Trouble codes: P0302.
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L speedometer VIN: 1FTDF1725V
Windshield was leaking on inner window pillar and was shorting out spedometer, recocked windshied, spedo started working after it dried out!
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L reverse VIN: 1FMZU34E7W
Well thanks to all those that tried to help...We never did find the problem with this unit.We decided to bite the bullet and we just ordered a reman. unit...ouch. our builder is just beside himself on this unit...we installed reman. and worked great.brian is g...
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L code p0741 VIN: 1FMDU75W72
thanks for the replies. customer declined repairs and is trading truck in as is . truck has numerous other problems. thanks again for all replies and have a happy new year
1996 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEK14MXT
To everyone, thanks so much for your help and suggestions. it did end up being the regulator leaking. Again Happy holidays and Thanks sooo much for you guys taking the time to help a fellow owner/operator. And, IATN what a great resource and tool! Mark Darri... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
2000 GMC Sonoma SL 2.2L Lack Of Power VIN: JGTCS1955Y
Well this one is Fixed with a New Engine. We never were able to determine what was wrong with the last one. We are guessing that the cylinder head from the 00 on the 96 Block must be differant causing low compression. Thanks for the replies
2003 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L speedometer VIN: 1GKEK63UX3
thanks to everyone who helped, i told the customer when he picked it up it probably had a problem with the cluster, by all the replys, i think i will send it out for repair. thanks again, jason [...].
1986 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMBA7437G
thank all of you who helped me. the problem was the # 7 hose at rear of carburetor. at first look the #3 and #7 hoses looked good. after hours of testing and learning, i removed the red hose from carb. for a better view of #7 hose. the hose was rotted through ...
1996 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L blower, battery and brake dash lights VIN: 4S2CM58V1T
We were able to narrow the fault down to the alternator wiring harness. We checked every visible part of the harness and could find no problems. During the inspection we found a lot of other work the vehicle needed including a head gasket that was leaking a lo...
1996 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Air Bag VIN: 4S2CM58V7T
Thanks to all who replied. It was suggested that if the air bag light stays on solid, the only way to retrieve codes was through a scanner. I called around to some body shops and located someone with a scanner. we pulled a code 61 'warning lamp failure' That l...
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L No Start VIN: SAJNV4842K
Most of the replies suggested the signal to the EFI ECU from the ignition ECU containing engine speed data was absent. I circuit checked all the wires in the harness and all had continuity. I settled on the speed sensor at the rear of the engine (the same part...
1991 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L abs VIN: SAJHY1749M
To all who replied, I thank all off you and wish you a happy new year. My tech that was working on the jag assumed that the 2 30 amp fuses in the fuse box were for the abs.the abs fuses are behind the box at the fire wall in the drivers foot well, we had 1 blo...
1996 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L engine VIN: 1J4FT68S2T
thanks for all who replied. several of you said it was the distributor causing the sqeak . i installed a new one and it all quiet now. tim
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Specail Info Request VIN: SALTY1247Y
Immediately, I ordered Air Mail from England the 3 possible CDs that may have covered this vehicle. They have yet to arrive as of this posting. This traveler was going to be AWOL from the Army if he did not leave nearly immediately. Had had 1 extension pas...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L timing VIN: JT6HF10V9Y
took cover off again and found that back tooth appeared to be off one notch. I moved up and customer has not been back for 2 weeks now. Thanks for all who told me the timing was off you were correct!!! It pays to double check or even triple check the back ma...
2000 Lexus GS300 3.0L Surge VIN: JT8BD68S9Y
I recieved three replies, unfortunately, I had already thought of all three suggestions and had already investigated, but certainly appreciate anybody taking the time to think about this. I suspect the car has a couple of faults that stack up to a problem. I s...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: AJGAB72E7X
Hey Gang, Thanx for all the input, especially to Nathan [...] for guiding me in the right general direction. The dierct fit, replacement 'BOSCH' O2 sensors where indeed the culprits. The heater resistance on those replacements units ... Trouble codes: P0141 (Bank 1 Sensor 2 O2 heater circuit), P0161 (Bank 2 Sensor 2 O2 heater circuit).
1994 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Air bag light on VIN: 1MEFL450U0
This one was a little odd...the fuse for the airbag was missing. I installed a new fuse and the flashing light went away. I did it with the customer standing next to me and he swears his daughter wouldn't pull the fuse or even know which one to pull. Will the ...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JN1CA31D9Y
Thanks for the input. Going to recommend the MAF 'AND' reprogram. Makes sense for a redesigned MAF to have an accurate transfer table in the programming for load calculations. Vince
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