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1999 Audi A4 1.8L thottle control VIN: WAUCB28D3X
Hello fellow techs, This vehicle came in to our shop for replace leaky steering Rack & pinion. But it hard to start and no acceleration after install a new steering gear box??? The check engine light also on, find fault code 17953( thottle valve regulation mal...
2000 Audi A4 1.8L no comm. w/ NYVIP VIN: WAUDC68D3Y
Vehicle communicates with factory and generic mode scan tools. Fails OBDII inspection for no communication. Factory radio, no codes, MIL functions properly, all monitors but CAT ready. No tsb's. NYS says problem with vehicle, although all other scan tools get ...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Auxi. condensor fan VIN: WBADD6322W
THIS veicle Was involved in an accedant,and the condensore fans never worked after customer picked it up from bodyshop. after i replaced the fan resisters the fan did work just for few minutes... i don't have the wiring daigrams and don't know where the normal...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L abs / dsc VIN: WBADM6345Y
ABS DSC BRAKE warning lights on. read codes with Baum CS 2000 scanner. hard code present. # 81 no description. Could someone decifer that code for me? Thanks
1989 Buick Riviera Luxury 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G4EZ11C9K
Ok everyone this one has 5 mechanics stumped I have called in others from outside the shop to look at this car to take an out of box look but they are know scratching their heads. The system has been checked for resistance in the wires most of the sensors have...
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L 15a ign sw fuse VIN: JT2SK12E1R
any one seen a problem were the 15A ignition switch fuse will blow intermitantly? The complaint is intermitant no start or start than stall within a second. when this happens the 15a ign sw fuse is blown, replace the fuse and the vehicle will start up again an...
2000 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L power seat VIN: 1G4CW54K7Y
Hello all, the problem were having with this Buick, is not just with this car, but with several others. The power seat motor for the up & down has the worm gear stripped. The only way to fix it that I've been able to find, is to buy the entire seat bottom asse...
1988 Cadillac Seville 4.5L air mix door VIN: 1G6KS5155J
I can check body data BD24 air delivery mode and its no.4 off,how do you operate the air delivery?
1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L gauges VIN: 1G6CD1338L
customer brought car in for a tune up we replaced plugs and wires. 2 days later he called and said all of his gauges were reading metric in stead of english. gas tank monitor and temp control. owners manual says use e/m button on dash dealer says same thing. n...
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Electronic VIN: 1G6KD52Y8T
car came in with no ac compressore engagment. control panel stays on econ, and will not switch to auto. 1347 code pulled from computer(low freon. At that time checked system and it was very low. add freon and reset computer. It worked. Well 2 months later, its...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L codes VIN: 1G6KD54Y3V
Car just bought no history, sets a message/code in dash service steering system exp127. Snap On scanner did not retreive codes, took codes from dash activation. found 17 codes, clear codes. roadtest. One code only reset:-C1241-Magna Steer Circuit Malfunction. ...
2002 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L fuel gauge,battery light VIN: 1GYEK63N32
1983 Chevrolet Monte Carlo CL 5.0L check engine light VIN: 1G1AZ3772D
purchased this car for myself, previous owner took carburator off, knocked out factory plugs for idle-air adjustment. i was told that he removed, cleaned, and "guessed" about where the idle screws were originally! the car does not run bad, just a little ruff i...
1988 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.0L excess exhaust temps VIN: 1GCDK24H8J
cust complains of no power, poor fuel economy and engine overheating. major concern consists of glowing exhaust manifolds under highway cruise / load. exhaust syst over heating results in significant coolant temp increases to the point of pull over and shut do...
1993 Chevrolet Camaro 5.7L Misfire VIN: 2G1FP22P21
slight stuble on idle also has small miss at 55mph in 4th gear with converter locked up. faster speeds can't fell it. new plugs twice, new wires cap and rotor cleaned inj system twice. good compression test on all cylinders 170lbs. only under load in 4th. if i...
1994 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2G1FP22S1R
Vehicle came in with misfire, black smoke, rich exhaust. Had low spark on cyl 2 and 5. Changed the coil pack, no change. Changed the spark plugs and the wires and it ran great. One month later returned with same problem. Compression is good, 130+/-5. The plugs...
1997 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.0L No Start, no spark
Hello everyone, I will thank you now.I have a 1997 Chevy van with a 4.3 litre engine there was not a listing for that motor. the problem that i have is that i have no spark. The processor was replaced and reflashed in this process. through testing i checked wa...
1998 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1QNEK13R0X
Veh towed in runing poorly. ses on (mil) codes p0102 and p0340 Found blown engine 1 fuse underhood.this fuse power all o2 heater maf cmp sensors purge and vent soleniods. labled (eng1)20 amp mini fuse. replaced cleared codes test drove all ok. next morning pul... Trouble codes: P0102 (maf sensor signal cicuit low freqency), P0340 (cmp sensor circuit)
1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 3.8L steering
This vehicle has a loud poping type noise only on hard right turns. The best description of the noise is the sound a bike makes when a baseball card is between the spikes. It only happens when the car is on the ground. Cannot deplicate on the host. Seems to be...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Actuators - all VIN: 1GNFK16R4X
Hello All: This vehicle's power door lock actuators are not working properly. Using either of the front door switches, all 4 actuators quit moving fully after one or two cycles of the switch. The rear door actuators may move a little, or just barely try to mo...
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 ...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2GCEK19T82
Hello While driving down the road this truck will intermittently cut out. When it does the rpm guage drops slightly, and abs light comes on and the check engine light turns on briefly. Each time it cuts out it sets the trans range code and the abs code. When... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175 (Fuel trim bank 2 rich), P0706, C0237 (Rear Wheel speel signal erratic)
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L mil light on VIN: 174F124704
I have a 04 4x4 chev with abs light on. The two codes are p0550 and p0201. They are both history codes and the light comes on intermitintly. I have done a search on iatn and found one with the p0550 code and there was a reflash to correct it. I ran the vin thr...
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Dream 2.4L No Start VIN: 3C8FY68B42
just installed a used engine in this dog when turning engine over i am getting no spark. i am getting an rpm reading from my scan tool as i turn the engine over. i have continuity from the cam and crank wires to each other and to the computer. have tried a dif...
2003 Chrysler Concorde Limited 3.5L steering shake at a complete stop VIN: 2C3HD56G93
still makes clicking noise when stopped if you turn wheel slowly it pulsates
1994 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, very rich VIN: 1B4GH44R7R
This will not idle, floods, fouls out. Barely will run at 2500 RPM. Injector pluse width 7ms. Fat. NO Codes. Makes no diffrence with MAP disconnected or with 02 disconnected. All cyls will drop when killed. Less than 1psi exaust in front of the cat. Scan tool ...
1995 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GL23X5S
This vehicle came to us after being in 2 other shops. the MIL is on and it runs rough especially when hot. This was suppose to have been diagnosed by another shop as having a bad PCM and was sent by them to a dealer to have a new PCM installed and flashed. Whe... Trouble codes: P0206
1995 Dodge Dakota 3.9L No Start VIN: 1B7GL23X0S
Engine cranks but won't start. No spark. No power at positive terminal on ign. coil. ASD relay has power from ign. switch and main fuse. Has anyone experienced problems with the engine harness on this model? It has several splices on the way to the coil acc. t...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Unknown VIN: 2B4GP44R2Y
Looking for information about a shift lever position test, what is good or bad? My results with the genesys: NEUTRAL SWITCH 2= [P]open [R]open [N]close [D]close [3]open [L]close NEUTRAL SWITCH 1= [P]close [R]open [N]open [D]open [3]close [L]close REVERSE LI...
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L oil filter VIN: 1FTEF14Y3N
oil filter blowing out seal 2-5 seconds after start up
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L cruise VIN: 1FTEX14H6R
vechile came in no cruise control mitchells has a test procedure cruise inoperative followed info came up servo assembly do to the fact that all the inputs to the servo are good. speedo works and switches on steering wheel pass continuity checks. replaced serv...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR15X1R
Hello everybody, I've got a tough one I've been fighting for the last few days. The vehicle will occasionally not start. When vehicle will not start it has no injection pulse, no spark, but has fuel pressure. I started my checking at the ignition module. All p...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FTEX14H8S
got a weird one for you ford guys. this truck intermittantly wont start, has no spark. By the time you get the old lab scope out to do some testing it will start. It will go anywhere from two days to two weeks in between failures. two days ago it wouldn't star... Trouble codes: 212 (no tach signal), 116 (engine coolant temp sensor), 636 (trans oil temp sensor), 114 (intake air temp sensor), 311 (thermal air system), 211 (pid signal)
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHX26F5V
CEL comes on after 3-10 sec. of heavy load. Always has same code. Injector pressure was max. 1200psi. After oil change I.P. 1500psi. Problem seems to be getting worse. No recent repair work has been done. Customer had changed oil 3months ago, with 10-30, now h... Trouble codes: P1211
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L abs module VIN: 1FTDX0863V
Need help locating a reman. or used ABS module! or someone who can rebuild mine. This module is VERY specific as it has to have 4 wheel ABS, rear drums brakes, and early production, my manufacture date is 01/06. I have found there is only about the first six m...
1999 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FDAF57F6X
The truck came in with a complaint of no power. We were able to lessen that problem, but on thelast road test, one of my techs noticed a misfire taking off more than higher rpms. None of us are really familiar with deisels, hopeing some of you guys could lend ...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L code b1901 VIN: 2FMZA5140Y
please help ford techs, have code for air bag b1901 crash snr 1 feed return circuit short to ground, my alldata does not show flow chart for this code, any help, thanks bob
2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L charge light VIN: 1FMYUO11X2
vehicle came back. battery and alternator and all related connections check out excellent. light comes on intermittently for the customer and sometimes stays on 1 hour or so. sometimes just flickers. we could not duplicate complaint. checked with Ford Dealer, ...
1994 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FALP74WXR
this vehicles mil lamp ligts after 15 minutes running on highway..egr valve and vacum regulator has been replaced along with major tune up..mil lamp continues to light up after short drive..our pc is down and cannot access our repair programs..thanks for all y... Trouble codes: 332 (egr valve not opening)
1997 GMC C2500 Sierra SL 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GTGC24R7V
This truck has a no start condition. Fuel pressure is good, spark to the plugs. Customer was pulling out onto the hwy. and it just died he said. Pulled a couple of plugs and they were wet w/ fuel. Fuel pressure does not drop after key is turned off. Thanks for...
1995 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L Fuel Injection VIN: SALPU1247S
Sensor.Car idle very nice, but when the throtle open start backfiring at the air mass and hesitates. Fuel pressure is constant at 32PSI. TPS read 12% at idle. The car was at a transmission repair shop before, I can't see any relation caused by that. Start and ...
2001 Mazda Millenia 2.3L suspension VIN: JM1TA22261
I test drove this vehicle for a vibration and found a slight vibration when accelerating at low speeds which would go away when cruising and a vibration in steering wheel when going 110 km/h.Rebalanced tires which got rid of steering wheel vibraton but still h...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDB2010141
Have a problem intermittently with the fueling of the vehicle. Vehicle runs great. While idling or driving, the fueling goes rich big time. Temperature sender looks good, fuel pressure is good and mixture control solenoid is working correctly. We did have some...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L Starting VIN: WDBEB28EXP
the key and tumbler was stuck in the lock position, but i have gotten the lock cylinder to turn but i need to remove it but i cant get the P.O.S. to release...alldata tells you to stick a wire in the grooves in the lock cylinder in position 1 but i cant get it...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S320 3.2L Suspension VIN: WDB2201651
This 220 came in with complaint of display message"Entrance position do not drive".We closed all doors and saw interior light off.Started the engine and found the same message.Tested all system with SDS.Only OCP have a code of SR is not normal.Control the air ...
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MELM75W1S
Hello all I have this car that has been to us twice now with the same codes. Car has no drivibility problems other than light is on. First time it took over two weeks of daily driving to come on again and second time was a little less. We have been unable to l... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174 (System Too Lean Bank 2)
2002 Mitsubishi Mirage LS 1.8L Engine VIN: JA3AY31C72
Hello guys! This is my first time here i,ill aprecciate any help on this one. I have an student who replaced the engine on this Mirage, it had an 1.8L SOHC engine an he changed that engine for an 1.6L DOHC [ Japanese Engine ] and now he can not find the engine...
1986 Nissan 720 2.4L low fuel warning & brake warning lights VIN: JN6ND16Y6G
I took the dash out & looked at the printed circuit on the back of the dash--I don't see anything wrong. I also looked at the wiring that leads to the dash. And, I checked out the alternator, as I know this could cause these lights to go on--but that doesn't s...
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR05S5V
This vehicle came in with no driveability issue but MIL that is brightly lit. Retreived stored multiple trouble codes and they are describe as follows: P0440=evap system P0446=vent control solenoid valve P1445=purge volume control valve Following the info retr... Trouble codes: P0446, P1445 (mfr. auxiallary emission control valve), P0440 (evap system)
2003 Other Asian rexton 3.0L Unknown VIN: KTPGOB1DS3
This SUV has a shudder that starts at 30kph and stops at 55kph when it get to 40 its at it worses. Does not shudder though steering wheel, or come from the wheels,4 Wheel alingment been done, removed front drive shaft, check u joints, had front and rear drive ...
1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G2HX52K55
Journeymen I'm posting for a neighbor shop. He has this car in that will occasoinaly not start. When this happens the is a buzzing from the area of the glove box. Cycling the key several times wil finaly get it to start when the buzzing stops. His real problem...
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WP1212V
97 gran prix,supercharged.came in with check engine light.found missfire and lean bank 1 codes-checked for external vacuum leaks,none noted.stft was at 4-8% and ltft at 16% at idle.checked with smoke machine,found crankcase filling with smoke.replaced intake g... Trouble codes: P0171 (testing and results)
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Lock Cylinder VIN: 1G2NE52T3X
Car came in for ignition lock so we replaced the barrel and key. Car starts and runs fine but the security light is on. There are no codes present and we tried the proper relearn procedure. Had GM code the key and barrel. How do we get the security light to tu...
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Warning light VIN: WP0CA2987W
Customer brings car in for coolant service per Porsche. Nothing noted for weeks afterwards... Now customer notes that the light is occasionally blinking on the temp gauge. Not every drive cycle, but some. No check engine light. No ill effects. According to th...
1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L smokes VIN: YS3DF58N8T
Greetings all,hope your new year is going well so far. I have the daughter of a very good customer home from college towed in, smoking badly and obvious noise from turbo at idle. Disassembly shows turbo shot,impeller broken off on exhaust side and shaft very l... Trouble codes: P0300
1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L brake lights VIN: YS3DF58N4V
Hey guys, This 900s has no brake lights. The check brake light message on the consol does not go out and none of the rear brake light circuits illuminate. The system uses a brake switch, integrated control module and nec wiring. The Brake light swith is a no...
1998 Saturn SL1 1.9L 2-3,34 shift VIN: 1G8ZH5287W
The Car came in 2 mouths ago with very hard shift into 3 gear,4 is still hard but not as bad.cleared codes and every thing worked ok.But Know it back and shifting hard again.With codes p0122,p00748,p0341.Cleared codes held battery cables together,No so lucky t...
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: JF1GG29642
Customers complaint is miss or hesitation under a load. Customer brought it to me after another shop told him that it could be the valves were adjusted too tight or possible exhaust valve problem. Test drove vehicle on freeway at 70mph in 5th and when rolling ...
1994 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Abnrmal Aceleration VIN: 1Y1SK5369R
Thanks again iATN Toyota guys. I wish I could report every request for help as concise as this one. Forgive my last 2, Had 2 funerals in 2 weeks ... things not going great. Trip to Chevy Dealer ) No parts available, No service support. Trip to Toyota Dealer ...
1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Misfire VIN: JT2AE09V5S
o.k., every part has been changed still runs the same, upon accelleration about 1800 rpm looses injector pulse, all cylinders 1-4 pulses lost at a time, engine will accelerate out of condition, goes away over 2200. changed ecm, injectors, dist., module, map, i...

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1996 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEA88D2T
Thanks to everyone who took time to reply, IATN is great. The thermostat was the problem, I noticed it took a little longer to warm up before I opened a help request, and was wondering about the thermostat, but not being familiar with Audi's, I figured some in... Trouble codes: P0116.
2005 Audi A4 3.0L abs VIN: WAUAF68EZ5
Thank-you:Dewey you hit the problem right on the money. We put the old module back in got the code with the VAG and reprogramed the new module. The lights went and everyone is happy. I also want to thank the others who replied, it all came down to sending back...
1987 BMW 325is 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WBAAA2308H
I tried everything I could that was suggested to no avail. I took out the inst. cluster, monitored the a/c ripple,tried lots of harness wiggle testing, rapping on the MCU etc. compression check, new w8lcr plugs,ign switch voltage drop monitor,cut open the batt... Trouble codes: 10 (o2 control).
1989 BMW 750iL 5.0L check engine light VIN: WBAGC8317K
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L oil system VIN: WBAFB33541
Thanks for all the help.It was a lot of slung in the force booster at back of intake manifold,cleaned all lines and replace force booster and it going ok so far.Thanks Again John
1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Rear air suspension VIN: 1G6KY5495X
Got many responses (as usual). Many said this vehicle has to have an electrical connection and an electronic box on the unit. Brought the car back in for another look-see, and it DOES have electronic controls on the air shock (Some replies said this model had ...
1964 Chevrolet Belair 454CID Exhaust Fit VIN: 139C424N10
Hi and thanks for replies and didn`t get that far yet but Hookers sound workable? and a cable system for clutch is interesting. Hedman or Hooker will be choices - an RJ (racingjunk) member called and said Hoookers have lots of room (he runs automatic) but thou...
1993 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GNEL19W9P
I removed the EGR valve and found it stuck open with carbon chunks. After a good cleaning, I refit it with and updated gasket that has a screen. I had to remove the spark plugs for cleaning before the car would start. Once it started all was well. Trouble codes: 32 (EGR error).
1995 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L gas pedal VIN: 1GNEK13KXS
Hey all, This car is fixed, kind of. The customer brought the car back for routine maintainence and the noise was gone completely. She said that she must have gotten used to it, but I drove the car and its not there any more. The bulk of the replies referred t...
1996 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2G1FP32P6T
Well, it still isn't fixed. I installed the new distributor and had the exact same problem. Since the original post I've removed the intake to check for an internal vacuum leak due to the head being resurfaced, replaced the intake gaskets w/ gm gaskets, I had ...
1996 Chevrolet S10 2.2L starter VIN: 1GCCS1445T
thanks for all the help guys i removed the left side motor mount bolt and pole jacked the engine up and the starter came out with a little help from the prybar and i was easy to put it in that way also thanks r chavez ase master tech
1998 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCGK24R2W
Hi guys! Wow, it seems that alot of you have had this system in their shop with some sort of problem. You all were correct about the job itself being fairly easy, in fact even finding the problem was cut and dry on this one. The number seven injector was s...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNCS13W6X
Thanks for all the replys fellas. My cam retard was good, I couldn't get the brick to make it relearn but being as everything was reading fine on the scope after I cleaned the MAF, I let it go. I drove it for 35 miles after cleaning the MAF and no further prob... Trouble codes: P0300 (testing and results).
2000 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Dash, radio lights VIN: 2G1WH55K8Y
Well, once again most of you were correct. The back of the switch was turning black. If I jumped the terminals it had dash lights. A new switch fixed the problem. Thanks once again to all who replied.
2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L all over VIN: 1FMYUO41X2
Thanks for all your responses, in the end it ended up to be a 2 bad tires (new good year regatta 2) check on a road force machine replace 2 tires and all is well. again thank for all the help
1999 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Instrument Panel Lights VIN: 3C3EL55H1X
A big 'THANK YOU' to the 12 iATN member that sent me information. All of the information I received help shed some light on the problem. (pun intended) There does appear to be some problems with the clusters, especially the electo-luninescent type. (white fa...
1989 Dodge Caravan LE 2.5L altenator VIN: 2B4FK55J3K
Wow,talk about getting some info thanks for all the great replies and a good lesson on how this system works.I did change the altenator and all is good.
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L a/c controls, rear wiper controls VIN: 1B4GP54G4W
previous owner installed new battery recently, afterwards, the problem started once i purchased vehicle, i recalibrated system, now all seems fine. thanks to all who responded!
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L No Start VIN: 2B4GP44R21
Hi everyone, sorry I waited till the 11th hour but..The customer has taken the vehicle only for it not to act up again. I would like to thank everyone for their time and input. Several people rec. checking the harness by the transmission-nothing found. I did r... Trouble codes: P0353 (primary ckt ign. coil 3), P0351 (primary ckt ign. coil 1), P0352 (primary ckt ign. coil 2).
1990 Eagle Talon 2.0L Drivetrain VIN: JA3CX56VOM
Hello, I would like to thank everyone who replied to this help request!! Most replies sent my to the center diff and viscous coupling...unfortunatly the trans was already removed(not necessary for these repairs) Having initially suspected clutch/input pr...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU34X3R
We received some insightful information - some of which we had already tried, some not. but no matter what we tested, or what parts we threw at this thing, Still crank, no start only when cold. I believe we came down with a case of tunnel vision and finally cu... Trouble codes: 543 (fp circuit open bat to eca), 211 (pip erratic), 542 (fuel pump ckt open eca to ground).
1994 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L No Start VIN: 1FTEF14Y0R
first i want to thank all of you that tried to help with this problem truck. yesterday with nothing else left to try we emptied the fuel tank with the pump and put in 6 gallons of premium fuel. this morning at 25*f truck started on its own with about a 4 secon...
1995 Ford Windstar 3.8L Gear 3 Incorrect Ratio
The Trans Is going bye bye. I told him either the trans comes out, or I won't do any work for him. I found out that he read some internet thing where someone on a road trip was told he needed a rebuild, and he put 50/50 antifreeze mix in (1 quart) ran the vehi...
2004 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW12W24
First I want to thank everyone who replied. I learned a lot about this system. Andrew had said that the IAC might be the problem, and that is what I first thought too. This system does not use an IAC motor. Some of you said it might be a vacuum leak, but if th... Trouble codes: P0506 (Idle Air Control System RPM lower than expected).
1997 GMC Savana 2500 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 1GTFG25RXV
Thanks to all who replied. I guess some folks don't believe that by removing o2 sensors that are in front of catalytic converters is a viable test. Through my experience I have found that method to work, but just for the heck of it I dropped the Y pipes and ra... Trouble codes: P1406 (egr valve pintle position circut).
2004 GMC Yukon XL 2500 SLE 8.1L encoder VIN: 3GKGK26G04
according to service bulletin 03-04-21-001d, i replaced encoder sensor and that was it. no more problems. system is working ok. special thanks to william mcurray
2004 GMC Savana Camper Special G3500 6.0L No Start VIN: U641135031
we managed to fix this van with the help of everyone. it ended up being the simple relearn by leaving the key on intill security lite stopped flasshing about half hour. i would also like to thank dan for his info on how the system worked. it is always good to ... Trouble codes: P1631.
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB767XN
Thanks for all of the replies. I found the ground wire on the t-stat housing. It seemed clean and tight, but I cleaned it anyway. To clarify- The problem never occurred for me, but the complaint was that it would run while you were cranking engine, then would ...
2004 Hyundai Accent 1.6L 1-2 shift VIN: KMHCG45C13
4 out of 6 replies said that the TPS is the likely culprit. That is where I am leaning. I can't do anything with the car right now though. Maybe after the 18th. That is when I go to Small Claims Court. If and when I can get the car back, I will post the fix. T...
2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L No Start VIN: 1YVFP80C54
Thank you for your responses. The vehicle was out of time. I went by the information provided here,and thankfully there was no internal engine problems. Once again thank you. Trouble codes: P0340.
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L bas light VIN: WDBJF65H5X
Thank you everybody the help was great, the result was the free pedal travel was causing to have both circuit on at the same time. Adjusting brake pedal stop to the minimun solve the problem
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L radio VIN: WDBJF65H6X
Finally got the radio codes for these 2 vehicles locally; for those of you in the same 'need code' boat, you'll have to pull the radio & get ALL the numbers stamped or labeled on the radio chassis; looks like the numbers listed above are NOT the numbers needed...
1995 Mercury Sable LS 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1MELM5841S
well this car is diagnosed, with a lot of help from my friends. The fix was the crank gear and key are damaged, causing late valve timing, and was covered up I suspect from the first shop [I was number 3] he must have advanced 1 tooth on the distributor becaus...
1993 Nissan 240SX 2.4L Battery Runs Dead VIN: JN1MS36P3P
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I recieved a few replies on this one...one including the stopper on the brake pedal breaking off and the brake lights staying on. My stopper was in place. One morning, I came in and happen to catch the right ...
2000 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L press in on cltch VIN: 1N6DD26S6Y
removed trans for the 3rd time removed frt shaft housing found some wear, client did not want to go into trans at this time.
2001 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 3.4L temperature gauge VIN: 1G3NF52E91
thanks for all the help but unfortunately car never returned
1996 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L theft-deterent VIN: 1G2JB1241T
Sorry for the delay in fix, just recieved module tuesday, Althought his is a simple [...] system, the Instrument panel refused too accept a close replacement value that was even less than 2% ... A bypass module '[...]' was purchased for the installed re...
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Oil seprator VIN: WP0AA299XX
Thank you all for the replies. This car is a tiptronic and we ended up pulling the left side intake manifold. It took about 7.5 hours I think we can do it faster next time. We are going to pull the engine the next time just to compare the jobs. We did just lik...
2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L immobilizer VIN: YS3DD558H8
thanks to all who took the time to respond,especially dave [...],who gave us step by step instructions for replacing the twice unit.we did have to replace the twice unit/programm all keys to it,car starts and everyone is now happy.
1997 Toyota T100 3.4L evap can full of fue VIN: JT44N24DXV
Thanks to Mark and Phil for the replies, customer wanted fixed cheap but wasn't happening. We took the tank back out and what a mess, hoses hooked up wrong, pinched also had bad gas cap, replaced evap system and rehosed comlpete fuel and evap. Customer drove h...
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