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1990 Acura Integra LS 1.8L 1-2 VIN: JH4DB1652L
This vehicle was brought in with a no shift to 1st. (weather in shift mode D, S4, S3) the vehicle only moves when shifted to (2) We check fluid level,and condition of fluid was not good, so we proceeded to flush the transmission with o.e. HONDA A.T.F. This veh...
1996 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEA88D2T
Hello, Hope somebody can help with this coolant temp. sensor curcuit, sets a MIL lite on intermittantly. I've watched the ECT with scan tool from cold start up to warm up and smooth range performance with no glitches. I replaced sensor and tighten pin fit, s... Trouble codes: P0116
2005 Audi A4 3.0L abs VIN: WAUAF68EZ5
It has an ABS light and a ESP light on. We have the use of an VAG scanner and are getting codes 01321 Control module for AirBag and 18055 Check coding of ECU on Powertrain P1647. Have purchased the Official factory manual, by Bentley Publishers. Can not find a...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L oil system VIN: WBAFB33541
This truck came in 2 weeks ago and it blew alot of oil of it.Pushed truck at 5.00 o'clock the next day everything was ok.clean everything off,drove it around for a day and everything was ok.The other day He call and it doing it again.Went to tow the truck in a...
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G5DA03E22
This vehicle came in with no running problems. It also has Codes U1000 and B1000. Only problem is that SERVICE VEHICLE SOON light is on and the remote won't lock or unlock the doors. Light came on and remote quit working at the same time. Vehicle has a couple ... Trouble codes: P0101 (MAF out of range), P0171 (Lean Code), B2961 (Key in Ign Ckt Failure), P1635 (Unknown), P1811 (Unknown), U1064 (Unknown)
1997 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L no oil pressure VIN: 1G6KY5297V
Vehicle was towed in after the long New Years weekend with the alternator laying on the engine cradle with a note in our after hours drop box requesting installation of a customer supplied alternator. Obviously the customer had attemted and failed to replace t...
2004 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L Parking Assist VIN: 1GYEK63N14
I have very limited about of info. I have never worked on this before. The truck had been to the body shop for some small bumper repairs. Now the parking assist system doesn't work. I don't really know were to go from here. I have checked powers to the rear od...
1993 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 5.7L line pressure VIN: 1GCGC24K9N
Hello and let me say what a great site this is.I am fairly new to iATN and have never posted before. We have a 93 Chev c2500 5.7 gas 4L80E trans which had no reverse, took it apart and found reverse clutch piston broken. We put it back together with the new pi...
1993 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Excessive Emissions, High fuel pressure VIN: 1GNFK16K69
This truck came in as an emissions test failure with excessive hydrocarbons at decel. A road test determined that there was no obvious misfire and I backed this up with a secondary ignition scope check. Four-gas analysis found good readings at idle and 2500 RP...
1997 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban LS 7.4L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNGK26J2V
This is a well maintained truck that has a very bad surge when hot. It is intermittant, but can usually be duplicated after a hot soak of fifteen minutes . The truck starts easily and idles good, but when you try to accelerate from a stop the truck lurches on ... Trouble codes: P0102 (Mass air sensor signal low)
1998 Chevrolet Tracker 1.6L Check Engine Light VIN: 2CNBE136XW
I sure could use some help with this one. My customer came in with a check engine light on. We did a scan and got code P0400. The tech narrowed it down to the EGR vacuum switch. We replaced it and everything seemed fine. The customer came back in and said the ... Trouble codes: P0400 (EGR Code)
2003 Chevrolet C4500 Kodiak C4C042 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GBC4E1123
hey all. this big truck wont start. i replaced the fuel filter (filled with fuel), it ran for a minute or 2, then died. will not start. i figured it sucked up air. so i went to the tank to pressure the fuel pump up, ( it has wires for a fuel pump,) and the pum...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L anti theft VIN: 1GCHC23102
will not start but will crank found these codes im not real familier with anti theft systems any help will be really apprieciated
1995 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4C3AU42N3S
Not sure where we need to proceed on this one. I have never been able to duplicate it yet and our customer is a long time good customer. I am not very familiar with the 2.5 Mitsubishi motor. The car wants to either idle poorly or die when you first start it in...
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 Sebring JXi 2.5L Instrument Panel Lights VIN: 3C3EL55H1X
I'm pretty new to the request part of this so please bear with me. Everything works well on this car including the four gauges (Tach, Speed, Fuel, and Temp.) The only problem is that the lights for just these four instruments go on and off randomly. It is no...
1981 Dodge D150 3.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B7FD14E2B
I need some help from some old chrysler techs. This truck will not pass an idle emission test. Can't get HC below 500 ppm. Can adjust CO to wherever we want it. Engine idles rough, vacuum gauge bouncing between 15 to 17 inches. Exhaust smell burns the eyes. I ...
1991 Dodge Stealth ES 3.0L No Start VIN: JB3XD54B7M
car towed in--no spark no check engine light no codes. computer replaced, now have check engine light and spark. car tries to start but floods out. occasionally acts like it is out of time--kicks back against starter. cam/crank sensor have nice square wave for...
1996 Dodge B1500 3.9L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B7HB11X3T
Check engine light on intermittently, rear 02 sensor circuit high P0138,(02's tested ok & were replaced recently). Fuel pump was replaced also. Prior problem, we're getting second hand. More importantly driver stated engine dies at times- mostly on freeway. Wi... Trouble codes: P0138 (O2 Sensor ckt high voltage - rear sensor)
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L radio, wiper, p/w heater fan, abs light VIN: 1B4GP44R4V
This van came in with everything working. The customer complaint is that at times the heater fan, wipers, radio, p/w do not work after starting the engine. The abs light & ses light came on. She was not sure about p/locks & signals working or not. the van star...
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 starting VIN: 1B3ES46C9Y
On instrument cluster where odometer comes om message "fuse" when you turn key on start position. Anybody have any ideas? I have check all wiring, fuses and fuseble links. What am I missing?
2000 Dodge Ram 3500 Van 5.9L abs VIN: 2B5WB35ZXY
Vehicle came in with abs and brake light on, check brake switch okay, check abs speed sensor okay, This vehicle only have rear anti-brakes. Code 63 shuttled reset switch concern: pull out of otc scanner, but mitchell on-demand does not have code definition o...
1997 Ford F-350 7.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FEKF37GXV
Vehicle came in with check engine light on and codes stored in computer. I replaced Maf sensor but still had high short fuel trim numbers. Checked scanner and noticed when air PID changed to Atmosphere from upstream, that air was still going downstream to the ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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 ...
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FALP13P9V
Hello everyone, I hope someone can help us with this vehicle. It was towed in the first time because it would not start. When we got it in the bay it started right up and ran fine..for the next several days. Finally it stalled and wouldn't start, checked for s...
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAFP6636Y
hey all. this car came in as a no start, i did find two codes, p0340 cam sensor, and a p1381 vct overadvanced. i replaced the cam sensor and the fouled plugs, still will not start. i got fuel and spark. the timing belt has some play in it. just wanted to know ...
2001 Ford Windstar 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5142B
Looking for a little heads up on a windstar that is coming in today with a P0401. The EGR valve itself will kill the engine with a hand held vacuum pump applied. Wish i had more info. Thanks! Trouble codes: P0401
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FT34GU675
Vehicle has very bad misfire when first started cold. Customer says occasionally dies out. Very hard to reproduce misfire and when it does happen it will come and go very quickly. I have tried checking, wiggling and everything to the pcm harness checking for b... Trouble codes: P0303, P0304
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Steering VIN: 1FSW31PX4E
The vehicle came in with a hard steering problem when the brakes were applied. The harder the brakes are applied the harder the steering wheel is to turn. There are no crimped lines visable. Is there anything that I have missed that would result in the current...
1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L abs VIN: 2GTEK19R9W
we have a brake pedal problem. we can push the the brake peddle and at the last second that the vehicle is stopping the abs kicks in. scanner had code of right front wheel sensor open circuit. we replaced didn't cure the problem.checked condinuity of all wires...
1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Suspension VIN: 1HGCB7563L
one of our good customers bought this for a work car and his has been complanig about a vibration that starts when he is have way to work and then does not go away till he gets there. so it takes about twenty miles to get this thing to act up. after acouple of...
2001 Honda Prelude Type SH 2.2L Steering VIN: JHMBB61591
Hello Fellow techs, We have this vehicle in the shop, It has a check engine light on & atts light on, we scanned for codes on obd2 connector & no codes present. How do you check for codes for the atts system we have mod & can not find any info on how to diagno...
2001 Honda Accord DX 2.3L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1HGCF85431
This car came in because the MIL was on and starts running poorly and looses power after 1800 RPM.. It had stored code P0135-CPS. We did a basic ck for vac leaks,loose hoses, damaged wiring harness ect. Replaced the the crank and cam sensor assem. and checked ... Trouble codes: P0135
1993 Infiniti G20 2.0L No Start VIN: JNKCP0107P
hello again everyone. I have this infiniti G20 here in the shop that wont start.This car was towed here with a no crank issue. we found a rod through the block from behind the a/c compressor. Installed a used engine assyl. we did have to switch the intake and ...
2000 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L engine block VIN: SAJDA24CXY
New car to us that has a blown head gasket at #7 cylinder. Upon disassembly tech found 2(two) head bolts loose and didn't give a second thought.Upon reassembling those two bolts DID NOT tighten.Threads pulled. Question... has this happened to anyone else and c...
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Medusa hose VIN: SAJJA42C84
This car came in with the complaint that it needed coolant added every day or two in the amount of 1 quart + or -. He also reported finding small amounts of coolant on the floor of his parking. Raised the car up with pressure on the cooling system and saw slow...
1989 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L no start. ecm failure VIN: 1J4FJ58L4K
this haunting jeep came in to me from another shop. It had a new flywheel installed due to bad ring gear. It would not start for them. crank sensor pattern was poor.. I installed a oem crank sensor and gapped it at .025. good crank signal.. No start...replaced...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start VIN: 1JFX78S6TC
I have this jeep that is driving me crazy! It has spark but no injector pulse. The PCM has been replaced at another shop and the distribitor. All patterns look good going into the pcm. I am thinking maybe a theft problem??
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: SALJY1248V
hi rover techs out there. this disco came in with a hesitation under load/ no power complaint. the car starts up and idles fine but the minute you give it gas starts sputtering, missing , cutting out, and it won't rev above 1500 rpm. and it goes back to idle n...
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L battery and alternator VIN: JT8UF11E1P
this vehicle came to us after the customer replaced both battery and alternator with the same results. i looked in the fix databases and found similar situations but this vehicle checks fine; unless i am not understanding how the system works. alldata's wiring...
1999 Lexus GS300 3.0L gremlins VIN: JT8BD68S2X
Happy New Year to all! Starting the year off right with a real good one! The GS300 is exhibiting a plethora of unusual problems. Customer stated that the problem started with just the low fuel light flashing, and has progressed to its current condition in abou...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA51E8S
Replaced the faulty engine wiring loom & now it looks like we need the electronic accelerator control actuator. I can see I am going down a dirt road now. My question is do we have to buy from the dealer or is there someone out there that may have one or know ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA24G2Y
Hey guys, got this Kompressor in with one code for air injection system. supercharger is also used as the air pump, tested activation of supercharger, divertor valve and boost control flap.Hot engine, Activated components manually and mv drop to 40mv on front ...
1995 Mercury Mystique LS Young America 2.5L No Start VIN: 1MELM66L1S
this vech has no spark. no PIP signal out of the ICM. PIP stays at a constant 10 volts. crank signal tyop the the icm is about 3 volts. Have no spark. can some please help me this one i am pulling my hair out on it. thanx
2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEHM55SX1
I have a Sable the is running rich. I think it is the fuel pressure regulator. Only problem is the fuel pressure spec is 35 to 65 psi. I might buy that if this car had a variable speed pump. But it doesnít. (Iím sure, there isnít a fuel line pressure sensor on... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L defrost VIN: 1N4AL11D42
car had no heat, 165 degrees on inlet hose, 100 on outlet hose. replaced heater core, have 165 on inlet, 148 on outlet. on first start, defrost is 40 degrees, but vent temp is 134 degrees. can accelerate engine and defrost immediately starts warming up. drove ...
1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L filling gas tank VIN: 1G3AJ55MXS
When you try and fill this car with gas it will actually shoot gas out of filler neck while you are trying to refuel it.
1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue 3.8L Starter VIN: 1G3WH52K0W
This thing has been driving me nuts for months. Intermitantly, by this I mean once every month. Starter will not engage, the computer is not engaging the starter relay. Another symtom which also appears at random is the security lamp will come on while driving...
1999 Plymouth Prowler 3.5L No Start, Vehicle Fuel Enable VIN: 1P3EW65G9X
Ladies and Gentlemen, Thanks in advance for your help. This is a bit of an unusual situation. One of my customer shops has this 1999 Prower with a hemi engine from a 2003 pickup. The vehicle has been starting and running fine until the original PCM was damage...
2000 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 1P3ES46CX4
Car orginally came in for misfire, misfire would come and go on cylinder #1. checked coil,plugs,wires all were good, but sometimes i could hear what sounded like lifter noise, so decided to pull valve cover, in doing so was moving to another rack and started c...
1995 Saturn SL2 1.9L power loss VIN: 1G8ZH1275S
hey guys cust.said for 2 days in a row the car would lose power and feel like it wants to stall only in the am after the first 2 or 3 miles.found info flag 52 for esc at full retard limit.had her leave it overnight and i cannot duplicate the problem.i can get ... Trouble codes: 53 (info flagesc at retard limit), 52 (battery voltage out of range)
1998 Saturn SL 1.9L turn signals VIN: 6589473232
Turn signals not working. Hazzard lights, indicators not working, and neither the power windows. What can the problem be?
1999 Saturn SC1 1.9L Unknown VIN: 1G8ZF1285X
When the vehicle is put into drive the low coolant and engine temperature light flashes. The vehicle does not overheat. We replaced the low coolant sensor. There is 12V to the low coolant sensor. Replacing the sensor did not change anything.
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L rear of engine VIN: 4S3B06757V
This car came to us with a oil leak at the rear of the engine. It looks like the rear of the oil pan is leaking. I am a little worried bought the rear main seal. I also searched the fix database for any info. There were a few post that talked of a updated PCV ...
1997 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L rear differential VIN: JF1GC4351V
This is my first time posting, I sure hope you can help. This one really shouldn't be that hard. This subaru comes in, its AWD. The left rear tire hit a curb sideways. Ever since then, when you go around corners (forewards or backwards) the rear end binds/hops...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L No Start VIN: 4S3BG6859W
This Subaru was towed in with no-crank/no-start. The customer stated that the vehicle needed to be jump started about two weeks ago but then had no problems until yesterday when it wouldn't crank again. He tried jump starting it and it cranked but wouldn't sta...
1992 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Engine oil leak VIN: JT3VN39W5N
Hello, I've got a strange one, hopfully someone out there has run into this before. Customer came in with severe oil leak from rear of engine after driving. Removed upper plenum and performed valve adjust, thinking valve cover gasket was faulty. Leak appears t...
1995 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2GK13E3S
Customer brought vehicle in saying that vehicle was running rough and exhaust was glowing red. Scaned for codes and found p0340 and p1300. lab scoped cam sensor and pattern was very bad. We replaced the sensor and ran a diag for igniter problem. Igniter circui... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam position sensor), P1300 (Ignitor bank 1 circuit problem)
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K5W

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1988 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GCFK24KBJ
i am sorry to say that i did not fix this truck. i replaced the trottle body gasket. then i checked the ground at the thermostat. i followed the wire into the harness a good couple feet back and did not find any problems. i went ahead and rerouted the ground t...
1994 Chevrolet Beretta 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1G1LV1545R
Thanks to all for the quick replys. The resounding theme was the egr valve. Steve and Kenneth explained how this thing works with the backpressure. Others said the spring weakens which can cause it to overreact. I had suggestions for exhaust backpressure,(whic...
1997 Chevrolet S10 2.2L No Start VIN: 1GCCS1440V
the timing chain ten had come a part on one side and made it out off time by five teeth . i, like to thank all of you who responed. it is good to know that some can still work as a team .
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L ABS Circuit VIN: 2GCEK19T6Y
Thanks to everyone who replied with input, especially John who emailed me the wiring schematic and Steve who provided recall info. I cleaned up the grounds like everyone mentioned, fixed a badly bruised wire at the connector, and did a brake fluid flush...dirt...
2002 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBFG15R72
to all techs that responded i did all checks that everyone sent to no prevail, this one totally stumped this shop. i was forced (which i have never done before) to have customer take this one to chevy for repairs. the dealer had van for over two weeks and then... Trouble codes: P0300.
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Surge VIN: 1GCHC23254
the truck went to the dealer and i will post a comment when i hear something...
1996 Chrysler Town & Country 3.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1C4GP54R6T
i called the dealer and found this vehicle does not have a factory security system. so on my thought's as well as many of the iatn member's i went with a new pcm. the vehicle now start's and run's fine. thank you to the iatn and all member's, it's nice to get ...
2004 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L Heater VIN: 2C3HD46R24
Greetings, Didn't get alot of response on this one. Most suggested a blend door motor or door broken which would make sense. After explaining to the customer what would be involved to investigate this (price) they opted to return to the dealer to have it repai...
1987 Dodge W250 5.2L left axle VIN: 1B7JW24T5H
Thanks for all the replies. We had suggestions that said the lower ball joint was on an adjustable threaded sleeve but ours was not. Another said to remove the outer needle bearing assembly since it was also supported by an inner bearing. We tried that and the...
1990 Dodge Spirit 2.5L No Start VIN: 1B3XA46K9L
Okay, since Rome quit smoldering here, I'll close this out.(sorry!)Well, I don't know who's been playing with the e-mail, but I only found 1 reply to this request(the hall effect sensor was working fine- at least enough to create an injector pulse) but thats n... Trouble codes: 41 (alt control circuit open/shorted).
1993 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L M/Cyl and ABS VIN: 1B4GH54RXP
thANKS FOR AL [...] THE INPUT TECHS. As it turns out, the dealer warranteed the pump motor, and the bi-funcion switch witch evidently was not addressed back in June although my original contact was because the switch was already tested bad at my shop. I did ask why...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Electronic VIN: 2B4GP44R2W
Sending customer to dealer. Will post update when i find out what happened.
1985 Ford F-250 XL 6.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, SMOKES WHITE SMOKE VIN: 1FTHX2613F
Thanks for all the help. I ran the tests that were sujested.I could not find any evidence the head gaskets were blown. I ran the tests for air in the system and found none. I even by passed the fuel system and ran the engine off a seperate fuel system. I deter...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L hydraulic clutch VIN: 1FTCR14X2R
Bled master when it was of vehicle, and let it gravity bleed for about 15 to 20 min.Also replaced line from master to slave.
1994 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDEE14H5R
We checked pip signal in and out of ignition module, it was loosing signal coming out of module. We replaced module it runs great. Thanks for the replies!
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU34X2S
After haveing all this fun Removed the intake and replace the cid sensor witch costs a fortune . The truck seems to be fine now. I would like to thank everyone on there replies. Thanks Brian
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTJX35G3S
This truck was almost enough to make me question why I do this for a living...Anyway here is the fix. I found that when the engine cut out it was losing injector pulse. I checked all grounds and wiring and really didn't find anything. I went back and studied t...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU72X9Y
Thanks to all who responed. I did a compression test and had little or no comp.. I than put oil in the cyl.'s to try to build comp. , it did not work. I than used a dual trace lab scope and check the crank sensor to the cam sensor signals and they where way of...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53252
Thank you to Tim and Nick for their help, they hit it right on the head. The tsb they refer to is for a too rich problem but out of desperation I tried it. A re-flash of the computer brought the sort term trims to +/- 8% and the long term trims never moved off... Trouble codes: P0174.
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTFK69U32
why is it when 'john q public' drops off his car and you have to pry symptoms out of him like it is his pin #, it's still easier to diagnose his vehicle than it is to diag your own... i felt like an novice ...i should have just watched the fuel trim #s and saw... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire).
2001 Jaguar XKR 4.0L MIL Lamp on, extended crank VIN: SAJJA42B4Y
Being the problem vehicle that it was.cust did not want to spend the money to have it looked at by me as I said before this was at local jag dealer & they were not willing to authorize any more repairs either. Thanks for giving advice! Trouble codes: P0341, P1341.
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L No Start, No MIL when no start VIN: JT8VF11E6P
Thank you for your replies. I know my original post was long, but the question I longed to have answered was, 'What turns on the computer?' Mitchell's wiring diagrams leave much to be desired, and it was virtually (you'll see why I say that in a minute) imposs...
1997 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JKI569HYT9
thaks for all the replies, replaced dist with oem, problem gone, original codes 1345 cam sensor code, with 420, and -later 301 misfire Trouble codes: P0420, P1345.
1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Transmission Valvebody VIN: WDBGA51E8R
A few people recommended getting an ATSG repair manual but I already have one and a detailed valve body break down is not in their manual. Others suggested buying a new valve body. Cost prohibits that. One member even gave me his phone number telling me to cal...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L srs light VIN: 4JGAB54E7Y
Thanks to all 3 replies, I had to send vehicle to dealer to be reprogrammed.
2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46H71
I would like to thank all who replied. Especially Darrly from Maryland and Phillip from Arizona. You replied in a very short time that allowed me to check more things on the car before the end of the day. I suspected the EGR solonoid would be the problem but t... Trouble codes: P0403 (EGR Solonoid Circuit Problem).
2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L engine VIN: IN6ED27Y8Y
Nissan Distr.assembly,fixed this truck. Thanks to Craig from Pa. and Aaron from Colorado, They stated that timing belt wont set light.Thanks again for all the replies. Russ in Virginia
2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L converter VIN: 1G3NL52EX1
Had several good responses. Had my customer try the battery disconnect overnite first. Doesnt cost anything. She said she would get back with me if it didnt improve. Havnt heard from her since. Could be good news. Thanks everybody.
1991 Pontiac Grand Prix LE 2.3L No Start, Stall, Starts and dies VIN: 1G2WH54D2M
Thanks for all the replies... Customer had said he checked the fuel pump and pressure... I took that for granted. Here is what it was... the fuel pressure regulator. When the vehicle had full juice (from the alternator, or my battery charger), it had 130 PSI i...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1G2NE12T8T
Thanks for all your help, we did not fix this vehicle as the customer chose not to pursue it any further however we did determine that it was an internal engine problem as some of you suggested, we tried rolling the engine over by hand and it would turn freely...
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L abs VIN: 1G2NE52T8X
Thanks for the fast replies,Chet from NC. nailed the location of the EBCM as the in LF inner fender, Alldata and AC Delco had it under dash. Upon removing the inner fender panal I found acid from a previously leaking battrey dripped on the harness and eaten ...
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L passlock VIN: 1G2NF52T1Y
Thanks to all who resonded. Fix was to replace the lock cylinder only. Called my GM parts dept and had them to key the new cylinder to the VIN so it would be the same. Hasnt failed since. Great help and confidence builder. Thanks again!
1993 Saab 900 S 2.1L Alternator VIN: YS3AK35E9P
Well, That was a battle to say the least. I really appreciate everyones interest on this Saab as It never hurts to get some good input to apply to future repairs that we may see come through the door. Anyways, the bulb circuit was the problem. Wiring to th...
2001 Saturn L300 3.0L High speed blower VIN: 1G8JW52R41
Hello everyone, this vehicle had to leave and has not returned. I didn't have a chance to perform futher diagnostics as the owner did not want me to spend anymore time on it. Thanks again everyone.
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Rear end of car VIN: 4S3BG6857W
This car is fixed thanks to Patrick, Joseph, Dan, Jeff, Bob and Jay . You all hit the nail on the head with the AWD clutch pack wearing into the inner and outer drums. Both drums had rather deep grooves where the clutches and steels ride. This repair isn't too...
1990 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L No Start, HARD START VIN: JT4RN01P6L
i would like to start by saying thanks to all; jim a fellow jersey boy nailed it; after fixing found out problem has been there since motor swapped; did not even know engine was out(very dirty) ground on side of intake was never connected; i looked at those wi...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA29M3X
Hey guys thanks for all the help. I am sad to say that $15000 worth of scan tools would not communicate with this car. Even after we disconnected the radio and even prayed to the VW gods, this car would not talk to us. We borrowed a 100 damn dollar scan tool (...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L engine VIN: WVWPD23B4Y
Well even though VW gives different part numbers for engines with automatic and manual transaxles the only difference is a bushing that goes in the rear of the crankshaft. This bushing can easily be swapped. As long as the engine codes are the same these motor...
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Surge, POOR PERFORMANCE VIN: YV1LZ56D9X
We did an induction service and gave the car back to customer.customer called back a few days later and said the car ran like new again.He also said he found out where his coolant was going,he turned on the defrost and the windows fogged up.Turns out the heate...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L climate control VIN: YV1TS97D4X
Thanks Andre and Joe for the info. Andre suggested draining all the module info by disconnecting the battery and hold the two leads together for a few seconds in order to do a reboot. Thought this would do it but to no avail. Joe mentioned that reprogamming wi...
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