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1998 Audi A4 2.8L ignition switch VIN: WAUCB28D9W
This car came in two week ago with a electrical power loss included all lights, wiper, turn signals, heater blower motor many other acc. we found a bad ignition switch, replaced switch and every thing came back, after two weeks of driveing customer had same pr...
1998 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 2.8L Unknown VIN: WAUJC84A2W
Among a number of issues, this one comes to us today with a "no shift" concern. A shop out in the sticks told this customer that he NEEDS a transmission rebuild. They MAY be right but they don't even have a scan tool (of any kind) and they really didn't tell t...
1992 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L blower motor VIN: 1G4CW53L6N
check system for codes using self test, no codes.checked all fuses and they are good. was able to jump blower and it works. check relays and they work but i don't get a signal from head unit, i'm suspecting a/c programmer. i was wondering if anyone has seen th...
1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L radio clock VIN: 1G4HP52L4R
I have encountered what we thought would be a simple fix ..has turned into a small nightmare. There seems to be a continual draw on the battery. Testing indicates the charging system is functioning properly. Battery was replaced after testing with a bad cell. ...
1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L line pressure VIN: 1G4CW52K2V
this buick park ave.4t65-e trans. came into the shop with a harsh shift concern, not a real bang but a good thud. pulled dtc's and it only gave me a p1811 code, shift adt's too long. i ran a check on tsb's and came up with a suggestion to replace the epc solin...
1990 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2G1WL54T3L
gm geru's, this one got me pulling my hair out(whats left), vehicle came in , belongs to friend, complaining of stall on decel, also indicated cruise had stopped working. Verified complaint on test drive, had no codes @ this time.Found cracked open check valve... Trouble codes: 33 (high map)
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19RZV
The customer had done his own tune up on this truck when he did he broke the distributor where the cap screws down. So he removed the distributor and when he tried to put it back in it gave him the 1345 code and ran bad. He brings the truck to us to fix the di... Trouble codes: 1345A (ckp/cmt out of sync.)
1997 Chevrolet S10 2.2L No Start VIN: 1GCCS1440V
we towed in on 12-30-05 no start , getting to much fuel wash cyl. walls made comp. drop , we built it back up no codes , has ign fire , has inj pulse , fuel pressure ok date on scan-tool shows inj pulse\w 29.5 for all inj's. check pcm grounds @ pcm ok check ma...
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L starter VIN: 1GNEK13RXV
this tahoe has int no-start.we replaced batt. and codes for security system,however,when vehicle wont crank we've noticed that the shift indicator light is out. as soon as indicator light comes back on vehicle cranks and starts perfectly.we would ap...
1998 Chevrolet Metro LSi 1.3L No Start VIN: 2C1MR5225W
Happy new year to everyone. My problem is with this 98 metro. It starts fine when it is cold,but it will not restart after it warms up unless you jump start it with the clutch.Cranks over fine, spark is fine but injecter paulse is erratic to none, 12 volt side...
1998 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L transmission VIN: 1GCDT19X1W
Truck starts out in second gear then shifts into third and thats it, reverse is normal, replaced both shift solenoids and are clicking normally when commanded with scan tool fluid looks real good and truck has low miles any help would be greatly appreciated
1999 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.0L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GACEG15M4
Van sometimes will kick back when trying to start. like ignitiuon way off. Once started runs fine but pings sometimes under load. No codes. Scope cam and crank signal. Intermitently crank signal will stay high for one cam sensor signal (under normal conditions...
2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBHG31R11
Greetings to all and a happy new year.This mini box truck was towed in from another shop for a no start, it has fuel and spark but sounds like it is out of time.I scanned on board computer and found two codes p341,p1345.I scoped the sensors and both seem to ha... Trouble codes: P0341, P1345
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCEC14W82
Cranks, no start. Kicks back at times and backfires through the intake. Fuel pressure is within specs., but it drops off quickly when key turned off. Looked through throttle body, there is no fuel puddled and no fuel spray when fuel pump is actuated. Has good ...
2002 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L voltmeter VIN: 1GNGG25R02
Hello fellow doctors of the automobile, This van has an intermittent condition that I am hoping one of you have experienced. The customer relates that this morning his voltmeter waved at him 3 times. It dropped to the bottom of the scale and then returned to ...
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L all shifts VIN: 1C3EJ56H4S
I hope someone out there can help on this one. This car was recently purchased from a local used car dealer who in turn bought it from an auction. It came to us with an intermittent trans failsafe problem. It will drive fine for a couple of weeks, the bang, co...
2005 Chrysler Sebring Limited 2.7L air ducts/evaporator case? VIN: 1C3EL65R22
We have client that is extremely sensitive to mold. Her A/C is blowing out smelly, moldy air. We have put in BG chemical (drilled hole in blower box & foamed up evaporator) to clean (4 times now), she has put in vinegar, alcohol, etc. the treatments seem to he...
1998 Dodge Caravan 3.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP25R3W
I have a caravan with an ignition problem that is currently present. It will start and then miss and sputter then stall. It seems to be losing the signal from the computer to the coil to fire the coils. Now I have cam and crank signal getting to the computer a... Trouble codes: P1361
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Rod bearings VIN: 2B3HD46RXY
I have found some $$$ to be made in rebuilding Chrysler 2.7L V-6's in the LH cars with quite a bit of success so far. Long story short, I am hoping to gain input from Chrysler technicians on what they think is causing a lot of these engines to fail well BEFORE...
1990 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FACP41E6L
I am trying to fix a 1990 mustang 5.0 LX AOD car that has a hard cutout at wide open throttle between 4,000 and 4,500 RPM. The car has no cats but is otherwise stock besides the 3:55 gears. I have replaced the MAF, scoped the TPS,which turned out to be fine. T...
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR10AXV
Truck came in missing under load.Owner had TPS replaced 1 week earlier at another shop.Upon scanning,only code I got was the 1121.According to data from scanner,tps voltage looks perfect.Anyone got any ideas on this...I feel like I'm missing something obvious.... Trouble codes: P1121 (TP Sensor Inconsistent W/MAF Sensor)
1998 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 2FTPX28L6W
This truck came to us after the customer tried to repair a spark plug hole himself. The truck had spit one out and he got the tool stuck in the cylinder and tried to get it out with the piston. He bent it over in the spark plug hole, yes he did this. At that p...
1999 Ford F-150 5.4L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on
NEW ENGINE was installed about 150,000 miles by someone else, brought to us with this problem. Component Parameters flow test failed, fuel tank pressure test failed, downstream hose disconnected failed. Trouble codes: P0155, P0401, P0303, P1127, P1408
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMRU15L4Y
I have several questions on this vehicle. There are no codes, but it misses very badly. It seems that #4,5,6 & 8 are missing. The pcm is not pulsing the coils on those cylinders. I found the 16 pin connector that comes from the pcm and pulses those coils and t...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1FMZU73E52
Customer complained that 4x4 was in all the time,power to front wheels in auto 4x4 mode,scan 4x4 module has code p1707 can't find any information other than code explanation low trans sensor input,never has front driveline speed on datastream ,even when spun b...
2002 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Steering angle sensor VIN: 1FAFP38392
Here is an interesting one, we have a customer who has driven off of the road and bent the left tie rod. No other apparent damage except traction control warning light on. No abs warning light on. We replaced the tie rod and aligned it back to specification wi...
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FAFP55U83
Customer complains of theft & abs lights coming on while driving-feels like vehicale is being put into neutral.Headlamps turn off. She revs gas & warning lights go out,veh.runs ok.Vehicale will die when coming to a stop. Engine will restart & run good. Vehical... Trouble codes: B1318 (low batery voltage at module), B1317 (high batery voltage at module)
1993 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GDCT18Z6D
GMC Tecs Typhoon Problem. Truck has 2 problems both hard to diag. On wide open throttle or close to it the engine will miss cut out but only then. The other thing is new, at the same time there is a thumping you can feel and hear in the drive line but again on...
2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.0L abs module VIN: 1GTHK29U53
problems appears shortly after take off, speed differential ) than 5 miles/hr, rear brakes appear to lock at times, trans shifts erraticly while problem occurs, has new vss and ring appears fine, connector appears solid
2003 Hummer H2 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GRGN23U93
customer stated engine miss and loud knocking check engine lite is on when i got the car and started it up there was a verry loud knocking that sounded like it was comming from the bell housing area checked for missing torque converter bolts all were tight noi... Trouble codes: P0300
1997 Infiniti J30 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKAY21D7V
Hi group, we have a 1997 Infiniti J30, with check engine light on. (code p0705) park/neut position or swich problem. replaced inhibitor swich (nutral safty swich)no resault, during freeway drive according to the customer statement major surge or bucking with t... Trouble codes: P0705
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L No Start VIN: 1J4FY29P0V
... I believe I am fighting a bad ground but before I tear out the harness to inspect the grounds I want to ask this group if anyone has ran into this.. when the key is turned ON the asd relay turns on then off ,on then continues this with just the key...
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L crank sensor VIN: 1J4GL48K72
I was woundering if anybody has run into a situation were replacement of sensor (crankshaft). block is rusted bad enough were you cannot even get sensor to budge.tring to prevent this from becoming a nightmare.if anybody has some good advice sure could use it ...
2006 Kia RIO 1.6L cruise VIN: KNADEE1237
we have an after market acc. shop and we install cruise control units we are having problems getting a vehicle speed referance on this vehicle has any body else attemed this and if so could you help us, or is there a cruise control plug already in the harness ...
1990 Mazda Miata 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JM1NA352XL
(please note, this is my first iatn post for help, so bare with me...) I'm losing hair trying to solve this one. Car was overheated on highway and towed in. Car drove into shop and was low on coolant. Vehicle ran rough. 80ppm HC's were found in cooling system...
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L no start after pcm r VIN: JM3LW28G3Y
Hi Guys, Got a good one here, hope someone has run across this and can shed a little light on it. This mpv came in barely running had a bad intake gasket. We installed a new one and cleaned up the stuck imrc butterflys. At that point we took a test drive and t... Trouble codes: 1603 (unregistered immoblizer CODE)
1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3L Engine VIN: 1090181200
Motor was pulled in order to replace the oil pan which had cracked when the owner hit a curb. Figured it was time to replace any and all seals while the pan needed to be replaced anyway. Found out that the bearings needed to be replaced and decided to freshen ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L all gauges VIN: WDBJF55F3T
The customer states that intermittantly the gauges would not work when car started, all the warning lamps in the cluster work normally though. While driving the car the gauges would all begin to function, he said it seemed like they would start working when ca...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L 1-2 shift VIN: 4LGAB54E8W
The customer came in with the vehicle and told me that another shop told him he needed a cat. After a quick test drive it clearly did not need a cat, but was not shifting out of first. Can only pull generic data with my scan tool and had a PO700 (engine power)...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L a/c VIN: WDBRF64J91
vehicle has no a/c...blows hot at all temperatures.Replaced control module,rechaged a/c to full charge.A/C commpressor runs and hoses go cold,but keeps full heat at all temperatures.diaognostic done at dealer (mercedes dealer)and concluded that condensor was l...
1993 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1MEPM6240P
Customer dropped off car with fast idle, 4000 to 5000 RPM. We tested for a vacuum leak around intake, injectors, and vacuum hoses. Found no idle change. Next I removed the IAC and found it to be stuck slightly open. After replacing the IAC the car ran great. ... Trouble codes: 335 (ept voltage range), 157 (maf voltage low), 173 (system rich bank 1), 211 (pip circuit failure), 326 (ept low voltage)
1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L all shifts VIN: JA3AM54J4R
OK. It is my first time so please be patient. I got above mitsubishi for trans slipping/ no 4th. I did take it out. Found broken kickdown band, a lot of metal in the pan. I replaced the band, OD clutch plates, all seals gaskets. After putting everything back t...
1995 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Surge VIN: 4A3AJ56G6S
Greetings IATN Techs, Again, I get a freak and on a Saturday as well. This has expensive components and besides the surging at Closed throttle or the racing if adjusted slightly open, it runs fine off idle. No MIL, No codes. If I try and scan it with my brick,...
1981 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JN1CZ04S5B
The customer has complained that when cold the car stumble on accel. I was able to duplicated the problem only once. The car was started in the AM after it had sat for the weekend. The outside temp was around 50 degress. Fuel pressure is good and visually all ...
2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L abs VIN: 5N1ED28YX1
We have this Nissan Exterra here that had rear wheel speed sensor codes. After many hours of tracing, hair pulling, etc. we finally traced the problem to the rear speed aensors and some terminals that were back probed by another tech. Our problem now is that w...
2001 Nissan Sentra SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, FAST IDLE VIN: 3N1BB51D81
Car has repeatedly returned with check engine light on and a high idle. It is producing the same code everytime it comes back. I have been able to reset the idle by clearing the code and cycling the key to start and off. We have done this three times and it ha... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle air control circuit)
1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L trunk release VIN: 1G3GR62C5V
This aurora came in with several electrical concerns power lumbar inop and heated seat inop trunk relase inop and now fuel door release inop. I fixed the lumbar and seat heater both broken wires where the harness bends between the door and the body. The trunk ...
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L extended crank VIN: 1G3WH52HXX
Fuel pressure good holds pressure. Cranks for about 4 to 5 seconds before starting runs great once started no other driveability problems. There is no injection pulse while problem occurs. Once pulse hits it starts. Watch cam and crank on tech 2, crank on righ... Trouble codes: P0335, P0340, P1372
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L Balance Shaft VIN: 1G3WS52H1X
This car came in with both ticking and knocking noises. After considerable effort, the noise was determined to be in the area of the balance shaft. Upon opening up the valley it was seen that the rear bearing for the balance shaft had come loose and the bearin...
1995 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on, overheat VIN: 1G2JD12D5S
This one is giving me fits. I am ashamed to say we have had it for about 6 weeks now. Original complaint was overheating. We tried several things t-stat, flushing cooling system, blowing debris out of small hoses leading back to jug (that was from iatn post I ... Trouble codes: P0507
1999 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.4L engine VIN: 1G2JB12TXX
Hello, I have this 99 sunfire with a 2.4l that has a ticking sound, kinda sounds like a singer sewing machine. The engine runs fine, doesn't miss and has 30 psi. of oil pressure at idle. The noise doesn't change from cold to warm. If i short a cylinder the noi...
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...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L TCC Converter VIN: 1G2NW52E31
This car will surge,actually a rapid cycling of the TCC..We did have previous troubles with the brake lamp switch, replaced it again hoping for an easy fix..Now replaced the TCC/cruise switch, and checked the signal at PCM, no help there..Took a movie and noti...
1993 Saab 900 S 2.1L Alternator VIN: YS3AK35E9P
Ok guys, I am almost embarrassed for posting this as with all of the electrical knowledge and equipemtn that we have this one is defying physics. Vehicle came in with Battery discharged and alt light illuminated while running. Remove and replace and repalce ...
1990 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L No Start, HARD START VIN: JT4RN01P6L
veh came in with hard start issue would only start with shot of ether; found low fuel pressure assumed(first mistake) pump would fix hard strart; veh has injtion pulse after engine starts but not during cranking cold start injetor lights noid but goes away dur...
1993 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L transfer case VIN: JT4VN13G0P
this 4wd truck will go into low range all by itself. when you start the vehicle up & put it in gear it could be in low long as you drive, it will stay there.cut it off start it up it might be back in high range. someone said it could be a solenoid, wh...
1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L 5th gear VIN: 1NXBR12EXW
This car is jumping out of 5th gear under accel, it doesn’t happen all the time but is getting worse. Clutch was replaced 1500 miles ago, customer reported no problem with 5th gear. I did find that this is a problem with Rav4’s, but found nothing for Corolla’s...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L pressure plate VIN: 3VWSF29MXY
The customer came in with almost no clutch and after driving it and trying to shift it we came to the conclusion that the pressure plate was the problem. After taking it apart we found that the pressure plate was cracked into two pieces. Is this common for the...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Electronic VIN: YV1TS97C5X
Hi all volvo tech I have got a good one here, 1999 S80 display on dash saying Brake Failure Service urgent, brake fluid is good , no leaks in system, brake fluid sensor is ok, also the car is stuck in limp home mode, there are no faults in any of the modules A...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L climate control VIN: YV1TS97D4X
Car came in with absolutely nothing working on the electronic climate control. No indicator lights, no fan, no a/c, no heat. Checked the fuses, all show good with test light. I still need to pull the panel and check the plug for power at the module but suspect...

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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: WBADD5322V
Sorry for the delayed closing I thought my tech(Matt) had already closed it out.First I would like to thank the four people who took the time to reply. What we found was someone had broken the bracket on the intake which holds the cable in place for the pre th...
1988 Cadillac Seville 4.5L intake gaskets VIN: 1G6KS5155J
thanks for all the help,fix was bad cat,and plugs fouled the first time I ran it.These plugs are hard to change,and it also had a shorted O2,this car has had to have alot of work.O and the gaskets ,the smaller hole goes to the rear to speed up heating of the i...
1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L vent controls VIN: 1G6KD52BOS
Thanks to those that replied to my request. I did a little checking of the information I have and a little under the dash check. Then I read the replies I received. Most replies said it was probably the vent controler. After that I decided that it was more wor...
1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Turn signals/speedometer VIN: 1G6KY5490X
As much as we hate to turn one out, we are forced to on this one unless someting changes in the future. The problems are so intermittent it is almost impossible to to find a definite cause. We did replace the hazard switch since we've seen so many problems wit...
1996 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L dash lights VIN: 1GCEK19MOT
Thank you all very much for the helpful replies. The fix ended up being a pinched ground in the rear from aftermarket trailing harness. And there was a shorted wire to the left front parking light.
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCEC19T3X
I will call this a fix. It seems that the customer had never changed the fuel filter since new (purchased in '98) and the restriction was causing the main problem. I had many reply pointing to the fuel pressure regulator leaking but this was not the case. I di...
1999 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L overheat VIN: 2C3HD46RXX
this concorde is fixed. the customer had some type of alarm and it had been wired incorrectly to a wire in the steering column near the clock spring. I don't know why. I can not explain why it was affecting the tempiture readings for the dash or the ecm. I gue...
1999 Dodge Caravan 3.0L No Start
Thank you all for responding. Like most of you said stick to the basics. I was reminded that the dis. cap is offset and had it pointed at #1 on cap not under cap. Runs great.
2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L blows fuse VIN: 1B3ES46C2Y
thanks all for the advice. steve and bill got it right, the trans chafed two wires that run between the pcm and the trans, the car did not looked like it was hit, trans mount prob bad, i resoldered the wires and shrinked em, repositioned the loom and off we go...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Shift Motor VIN: 1FMDU34X2S
While I have heard from many that the shift motor is a problem on these vehicles, A new motor did not help. In 2wd and 4auto the shift contacts should read: pin5=ground(measured as 32 Ohms)pin1=open, pin9=ground(32 Ohms), pin13 ground (32 Ohms). If you look at...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FBJS31H2S
Thanks to all who replied. There was no Baro or Map PID on the scanner, so I could not verify its accuracy at sea level. I cleaned the MAF just for fun. The customer took the van and is going to tell me how it does next time he goes to the mountains.
1997 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L converter VIN: 1FALP53S6V
Hi all, The problem with this vehicle was the forward clutch control valve retainer clip that was broken causing the valve not to move. I repaired it according to the Ford article/service bulletin # 98-10-7 which detailed the problem and fix. Special thanks ...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 2FHDA524IX
Well, there is another troubled Ford out the door and a very happy customer! Thank you to ALL 39 replies that I have recieved, through the holiday season. The TSB # 03-16-1 That I recieved from three of the posts and all the other tecks that responded hit the ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L cooling fan VIN: 1FAFP65Z7X
Thanx To all that helped I dont know why it didn't over heat but the thermostat was stuck closed we put a t-stat in it,cleared the codes and shipped it
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L PCV separator VIN: 1FAFP58S6Y
The replies indicated that a cylinder head must be removed to remove the separator, as the service manual indicates. Given the enormity of that operation, we elected to try a more creative approach. The separator can be reached and the mounting bolts removed, ...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Intake, Valves VIN: 2FMZA5149Y
I don't know what got into the fuel system of this vehicle, but it stays in suspension in the fuel. We took a fuel sample and there was some brown liquid that stayed on the bottom of the fuel sample and didn't mix with the fuel. We removed the fuel tank and cl...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L No eng response VIN: 1FTSW31FXE
WOW. Where to start. Thanks for all the input from everyone. I guess I should have been a little clearer when I posted for help. Our problem was with Fuse #19 on the panel inside of the cab and not #19 at the main power box. We too thought of the OD switch and...
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Ignition lock cyl. VIN: 1FAFP34PX1
Glenn, Glen, Jason, Dustin,Dennis, Mike, Rich,Philip, Anthony, Nick, Paul, Steve,Brian, Vern and Andrew. Thanks for all the info you guys gave me. Better than a book anyday. No matter what we did we could not turn it so we drilled it about half way thru the tu...
2003 Ford E-250 5.4L abs light VIN: 1FTNE24L23
Thanks to all who helped. It turned out to be the driver seat belt pretentstioner. the abs light was misssing fuse. replaced both and all is welll.
2003 Ford Excursion XLT 5.4L Steering Gear VIN: 1FMNU40L73
First I would like to say thanks for all the replys received. The customer has not brought the vehicle back to have the steering gear replaced. Most replys stated that the gear would most likely be the problem. I will add any information if and when the vehicl...
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L noise VIN: 1FTYR14U73
Thank you for all your help. Replacement of the upper intake manifold fixed this very loud problem. thank you again. Brian
1993 GMC Jimmy 4.3L windshield wiper VIN: 1GCCS11425
thank you to all tech customer called me on the phone he said several times he went out and moved wiper arm then it start working i decided to replace wiper motor assembly for a week already he told so far so rainned hard for the last 7 days.
1996 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Unknown VIN: 1GKCS13W3T
Thanks to all that replied. Drained heater core and flushed system. manually filled heater core with a/f and hooked up heater hoses and then filled remaining system. vehicle is fixed.
1997 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: 1GKDT13W9V
Well Guys and Gals,I'm truly sorry,I failed to give you enough information to help me with this repair.We tryed alot of tests,ran new wires to the crank for the p0339, but still came up inconcusive.Triple cheched the distributor,new cam,crank,sensor.Pulled the... Trouble codes: P0339, P0341.
2000 GMC W3500 5.7L Engine VIN: 4KDB4B1R21
I would like to say thqank you to all the people that replied. the information was helpful. The fix is: I tested the fuel system. The system psi at the intake was 56 PSI, too low. I put a shut off valve(my guage has the valve built in) on the return line betwe...
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L hard shift VIN: 1HGCG5657W
thanks to all for your tips and info!!! backflushed system shift solenoids sticking.
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L 3-4 shift VIN: IHGEM22971
Hello, I really appreciate the assist.Transmission shop did a complete overhaul,installed a rebuilt torque convertor,new clutches,filter and 3to4 solenoid. Rebuilder claims there are little filters throughout the trans and he had to re-dimantle,flush and c...
2002 Infiniti I35 3.5L Stall VIN: JNKDA31A52
Hello to all, Thanks for the good suggestions. Yes it did need a new mass air flow sensor. No I didn't want to shell out $300 plus so I got a used one from Greenleaf auto recyclers $150. Installed cleared codes and drove for 30 + miles, stopped in between to s...
2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F2YU09101
well guys this one is done! REALLY DONE! customer totaled vehicle in an accident over newyears weekend) thankfully they are ok. i was going to install the lower intake gaskets as most of you said as i feel that was the most likely cause of the trouble. thanks ... Trouble codes: P0302 (cyl 2 misfire), P0174 (bank 2 lean pending).
1996 Mercedes-Benz E230 2.3L Target Gear VIN: WDB2100371
Hi everybody, thank you for your help, i got a second hand good valve body and the transmission is shifting well. Best regards.
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L MIL light bulb VIN: WDBNG75J7Y
Most replies agreed with the dealer. One suggestion was to disassemble the cluster and solder in another bulb. Another suggested Beckmann who can repair some Mercedes clusters, but has not done any 220 series, no software yet. The owner of the car has done not...
2000 Mercedes-Benz G500 5.0L Acceleration VIN: WDB4632411
Hi everybody, thank you for all the helps, i got another new engine control module and everything is ok. Best regards. Trouble codes: 1542 (pedal value sensor).
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MELM74W3T
Thank you very much to all those who replied. Although I was unable to determine the source of the oil entering the spark plug hole I did follow the suggested replies and installed new plugs and OEM wires. I checked the valve cover gasket area closely and am v... Trouble codes: P0302 (misfire in cyl. 2).
1997 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L Suspension VIN: JN8AR0521V
Thanks everyone so much for the good info. Definely the rear bushings just like practically everybody said. The customer decided to have us do the rear bushings instead of the arms because of the price difference. Thanks again for your help.
1991 Plymouth Grand Voyager LE 3.3L heater VIN: 1P4GH54R0M
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE, THIS CARE IS DONE. THERE IS HEAT. After replacing everything but the hoses and tearing the dash apart twice the cold air duct was stuck. come to search some more the vacuum lines we wrong. then there was a leak in the line. it was on...
1998 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3P3ES47Y3W
Thank you all very much! special thanks to Michael, Amin and Nicholas. I was unaware that this car could not differ between cr & cam signals. I rechecked crank signal @ PCM, it was still good. The car finally shut off & would not restart. I checked the cam sen... Trouble codes: 1391 (inter. loss of cmp or crank sensor), P0320.
1999 Plymouth Voyager 2.4L No Start VIN: 2P4FP25B5X
got many guesses but none correct. i decided that it had to be something w/ timing belt and after many hours of investigation found the rear cam bolt had worked loose and took out the alignment pin. i had never removed these gears, but did use a wrench on thes...
1998 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2HX52K8W
Thanks to all who replied. and the culprit is a faulty maf sensor. I should have known better than to trust re-man unit, but cust had already purchased it. installed a new delco and poof problem solved. thanks again Trouble codes: 102 (maf sensor low/out of range).
1992 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L covertable top VIN: WPOCB296XN
thanks for everyones input, it turned out the windows were touching because the weather striping at the top end, underneath needed replacement, it was worn and when the top was replaced it just made it worse. with the new ones there still some interference but...
2000 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Brake Booster VIN: YS3DF58K4Y
First I want to thank everyone who sent a reply and helped me fix this car! There were lots of good ideas, but in our case, it definitely turned out to be the aux vacuum pump. In retrospect, it only makes sense, as that is the only change in this Saab vs. the ...
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