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1997 Acura RL 3.5L Misfire
1990 BMW 525i 2.5L door locks VIN: WBAHC2310L
I replaced the Latch assembly because it was in poor condition upon inspection and was told instructed by management everything else was new... After installing latch to find door still stuck locked. I looked at the whole assembly, the accuator was original so...
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L goes into neutral VIN: WBADN6334X
am dealing with the original problem when the vehicle originally came in.
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABM3340Y
Hello Techs, I have this 2000 BMW 323ci in the shop from body shop.Car was at shop 2 months and repaired.The check engine light was on with multiple codes.Misfire codes on muliple cylinders and the o2 sensor codes 227 and 228 o2 sensor deviation large bank 1 a... Trouble codes: 227 (o2 large deviation bank 1), 228 (o2 large deviation bank2)
1995 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G4NV55MXS
Customer brought this car in after changing the thermostat and said it was getting hot. I asked why he changed the thermostat he said because it was getting hot and he thought the thermostat was sticking. I checked it and it acted like it had an air pocket in ...
1999 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L Surge VIN: 1G4CU5219X
This is the same vehicle that we have been working on for the past couple weeks. To start from the beginning, this car has a surging problem under light acceleration on steady cruise. If traveling about 55 mph, when you try to accelerate to 60 under light thro...
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L lights stay on dash VIN: 1G6KD54Y8W
We have an odd problem with this Cadillac. The customer complains that the dash lights stay on and he hears a clicking noise for approx. 1 minute after the car is cut off. The relay that is clicking is the controlled power relay that is controlled by the bcm -...
1998 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L security light VIN: 1G6KF5499W
customer states that intermintantly while driving, the message "security malfunction, vehicle may not restart" appears. the vehicle will always restart. any help will be greatly appreciated thanks
1999 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: W06VR52RSX
after replaceing valve cover gaskets idle became worse. discovered misfires in 135.replaced coil pack(cracked) and new plugs 135.st fuel is 26% on that bank on 246 is approx -6 +5%.cleaned maf,reinstalled and made no difference off idle is fine runs fine//no c...
1986 Chevrolet K20 Suburban Custom 5.7L PINGS Bad VIN: 1GBEK16L3G
Thanks in advance everybody,Got this truck in on tuesday with a pinging problem.Test drove and found it did ping real bad under load up hills.Thought ok should be easy fix timing must be too high,checked an it was at 8 degrees inatail,checked mechanical 11 deg...
1989 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L low reverse band VIN: 1GCGK24K4K
Simple question, should the low reverse anchor pins be flush with the case? I see they are protruding almost 3/16 of an inch.I read a TSB relating to a "no reverse" which directed your attention to the low reverse band ancor pins which might work themselves ou...
1993 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L Cuts out VIN: 1G1JC1445P
Originally this vehicle would run for a little while (5-10 min) and then get intermittent spark and then lose all spark. Now the vehicle has intermittent spark or no spark all of the time. The crank sensor has been replaced. Two different computers have been t...
1995 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 7.4L to much fuel/misfire VIN: 1GBKC34N2S
customer states that after driving 4-5 miles that the driver side exhaust manifold would get cherry red. So he replaced the plugs and wires and problem still exist. Shop changed the driver side injector,and driver side exhaust manifold gasket. Checked driver s...
1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L rear defogger VIN: 2G1WL52M8T
Hello group, This vehicle presented with a complaint that when cold outside (approaching freezing) the rear window defogger will not turn on. Only after the vehicle warms up will the back window defroster work. All of the control for heated window grid is co...
1997 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 5.7L Rear VSS VIN: 1GCHK34R8V
This truck originally came in with a poor braking complaint. It's a commercially used vehicle, and the maintenance on it was poor. The mechanical condition of the brakes was in dire need of repair (pads, shoes, rotors, drums, and rear wheel cylinders). At the ...
1999 Chevrolet Step Van 5.7L No Start, No Crank VIN: 1GBHP32R2X
This truck came in on the hook with a no crank condition. Installed new battery and still no crank. I checked the Solenoid Assembly Interlock and found a broken cable. Will a broken cable on the solenoid Assembly Interlock cause a no crank? I noticed the volt ...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Transfer case VIN: 1GNDT13W5X
This has been a confounding problem. The symptom is that the transmission appears to be acting up. An almost instant 1-2-3 shift from a complete stop then it will try and go into tcc lockup right after that and almost kill the engine. After a bunch of searchin...
2000 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YY32G5Y
hello boys and girls, this veh came in with a MIL and code 0410 only. cleared code and returned to cust after brief visual inspection. came back 2 days later with same code returned after 31 starts. engine runs perfect. no drop in mpg. no vacuum leaks found. o... Trouble codes: 0410 (air injection system)
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L No Start, Misfire VIN: 2GCEC19W21
hello fellow thech : can sure use some help,vehicle was towed in,no start acts like chevy damp dist assy, checked dist also pulled out and cleaned installed delco cap&rotor also replaced spark plugs were fuel fouled,have good fuel press also have good spark,ch...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L Engine VIN: 1GCJK3318F
I am posting this for a buddy having problems at the dealer. He just bought this 03 1ton dually from a GM dealer with 54,000 KM, extended warranty, Allison AT the works. His complaint is when the truck is just warm, not hot, and he's accelerating it will sudde...
1996 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L low-reverse solenoid circuit VIN: 1C4GP64L6T
vehicle sets code 41(low-reverse solenoid circuit) intermittently.sometimes code sets when you are driving along already in 4th gear & vehicle suddenly goes to limp. this puzzles me since the low-reverse solenoid is not even on during 4th gear. other times it ...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L timing belt VIN: 3C8FY4BB51
The mitchel book shows a different tensioner than what is on the vehicle. I dont see an alighnment window for the spring tension. I can see a slot down on the left but nothing like the picture in the book. Can I set the belt by deflection? I will never work on...
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY78G24
engine misses at hot idle in gear only-compression uneven-my question is-is this engine known for valve leakage concerns? and how difficult is it to remove head?it looks like a nightmare. Trouble codes: P0302 (2 misfire)
1998 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP45R8W
This caravan came in with P0135 code MIL on. The wiring to the heater circuit appeared ok so we replaced o2. After replacement the system appeared functional. When car came back a month later, in the freeze frame it appeared that when the malfunction occured t... Trouble codes: P0135
1998 Dodge Durango 5.2L ABS module VIN: 1B4HS28Y5W
When vehice is stopped or stopping at very low speeds(under 10kms per hr) the HCU pulses rapidly with complete loss of braking. This problem only happens once in about twenty brake applications.The system sets no codes and there is no pull or lockup of brakes....
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L turn signals VIN: 2B4GP44GOY
i am working on 2000 dodge grandcaravan se with 3.3l with no daytime running lights no heated seats no tow hitch no trailer hitch wiring fuse 12 10 amp fuse blows when key is turned on this fuse in car under steering wheel toward left side in junction block th...
2001 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L 4 wheel drive VIN: 1B7GG22N11
Customer came in complaining that truck would not go into 4wd and Service 4wd light was on. Scanned for codes with our Snap On scanner and could not retrieve any codes. Looked in Alldata and could not find much info. What happens when you switch 2wd to 4wd on ...
2001 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L Both Rear Brakes VIN: 1B7GG22N81
Rear brakes grab and rwal system activates with moderate brake pedal pressure. I disconnect rwal valve harness and drove vehicle. Brakes gabbed as before. I concluded problem is mechanical and not ABS related. Inspected brakes, did not find anything. Parking b...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1FAFP6636W
The timing belt has broken. Repair lit. says interference engine. I don't see any lifters stuck down. Does anyone know if these engines always bend valves?
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 2.5L blen door VIN: 1FTYR10C2W
Hello again fellow techs.I have a customer with a blend door issue. I have tested this system and have found the blend door motor turning because I can look at top of case and see it. My question is are these bad about breaking the blend door. I was just wonde...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP53S2X
vehicle died on road no start, no spark but cranks ok. There is a pulse at coil pack with noid light between pos bat term and coil terminals, but still no spark. code 1260 returns as soon as cranking occurs, no codes in antitheft module. theft light timeout is... Trouble codes: P1260
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FAFP53S3X
on cold start only, trans makes a growling sound, like a defective power steering pump,only does this when cold and only for about 10-45 seconds.i stuck a stethoscope down the filler tube,and the noise is coming from inside the trans.my question is could there...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1FTSX31F3X
Need help on this one. sorry if it gets long. Came in as a hard start cold,and smoking "real bad". Had the two codes listed above. I have seen this before with oil being low and old, it was almost a gallon low and hadn't been change in a long time. So we chang... Trouble codes: P1212 (ipc not at expected), P1211 (ipc pres above/below desired)
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L engine VIN: 1FTZF1721X
Getting a squeel at 3-4K RPMs (only while driving). Sounds like a bad idler pulley, those are fine because I drove it without the belt on too. No noise while revving in park. Read archives about infamous Cam synchro, replaced it, no change. I'm suspecting a ...
2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU64E8Y
Thanks in advance for your help. Customer comes in and requests to have a tune up and brake check. Customer had no complaints about performance. We did plugs, wires,pcv and filters. Customer returns two weeks later with poor gas mileage complaint and check eng... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTRF18W3Y
please help ford techs, i have a good customer whose ford f-150 wont start at times, i asked if theft lite flashes when no start, he said yes. i have a ngs tester. no codes in all modules. this no-start condition has happened 3 times, customer is a lawyer, dri...
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L instrument cluster VIN: 2FMZA524XY
hello looks to me like ive got a bad cluster here. found no shorts or un hooked connerctors. cluster radio and climate control head all max ilumination. tested inputs and out puts at cluster seems ok. any input would be great. chris
2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L wipers VIN: 1FTYR10C2Y
Good evening. I have a Ranger that the wipers will not work on. The blinkers have blowen the fuse 3 times and then have started working again. The SES light came on and the speedo has quit. I have tried to get info from the GEMS module but it does not respond....
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L No third (fourth?) VIN: 1FMZU72K12
Please help trans/Ford tecks, This Explorer was brought in to me whith a overdrive light flashing and no third (fourth?) gear. It shifts, first, second, slips or drops to nuturel, then engauges, shifts again then (lockup?) or a gear? I pulled codes (775)and ta...
2002 Ford Mustang 4.6L Camshaft Positioning Sensor VIN: 1FAFT45X52
Vehicle arrived with check engine light on. Ran diagnostics and came back with code P0304 (Actron) scanner, which was camshaft positioning sensor bank 1. Replaced sensor, car ran fine on test drive. Next day car back in shop with same code. There is a slight h...
2001 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali 6.0L passenger heated seat VIN: 1GKFK66U11
Hi, everybody ive got a stumper the right side heated seat dosnt get warm ive replaced the cushion element after i tested everything according to mitchell we even tried a new switch to no avail i hooked the old element back up and when i hit the switch the yel...
2001 GMC C3500HD 6.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3GDKC34F41
this truck starts right away but during the warm up for a 30 seonds or so the truck just quits and the rpm gets lower and lower until the truck dies,it is hard to restart,if you let it sits for 10-15 minutes it will restart and run for the rest of the day,we h... Trouble codes: P0126
1993 Honda Civic CX 1.5L pressure plate VIN: 2HGEH2357P
Hello all, recently replaced clutch asslemby on 1993 Honda Civic 5-spd put new flywheel, pressure plate, disc, m/c cylinder, slave cylinder and bled system very good- 1 qt fluid. Problem i have is a very soft clutch pedal very little foot force is needed to pr...
1997 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA21D2V
According to All Data is check with Lab Scope to coil and see if Pattern looks good. I compare front bank coil to indivisual and to me all have the same pattern. I pulled the ecm and checked on ecm side thinking possiable broken wire no found. Ca r runs fine b... Trouble codes: P1320 (Primary Ignition Failure)
1987 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L fuel smell VIN: SAJAV1343H
At the fuel filler cap there is a vent hose that connects to the cap at the forward area where a barb is sited to connect to a small hose the emerges from the body thru a hole. The problem is that the tip of the hose is dried and disintegrating and needs to be...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L heat from vents VIN: SAJDA01D8Y
vehicle initially came in because the temp gauge went hot. we daignosed it to be the temp sensor so we replaced it.gauge works fine now, however the air coming out of the heater vents is cool when asked for the hot setting.both heater hoses are warm and engine...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L climate control VIN: 1J8GW58J82
If any techs that are have ran across this problem, I sure would like your thoughts on this problem. For I have not worked on any of these units before or had any of the dash systems apart, for it looks like it could be very time consuming. This 2002 Jeep Gra...
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J8GL58K32
I need help with this one. Car came in with check engine light on (code PO442=EVAP small leak). I replaced the purge hose in front of the gas tank(it was cracked)I used the smoke machine and found no more leaks,2 days later the code PO442 was on,I smoked the s... Trouble codes: P0442
1990 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L Steering Box VIN: SALHV1242U
Vehical came in after being repaired at the body shop, front end damage{very minor, bumper and repaint one front finder}, now the steering box is leaking all the time. Has anyone seen this problem, or have any ideas where to start, vehical drives and steers f...
2003 Lexus GX470 4.7L elect throttle control VIN: JT6HT90W83
This vehicle has an electronically controlled throttle. Has anyone out there experienced or heard of this issue? Dealer claims its unheard of. We suspect its related to the cruise because of the accelerator pedal moving on its own??? Thank you in advance fo...
1992 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Radio VIN: 1LNLM81WXN
Hi all in IATN land. Radio noise is only there on AM key in run position. Makes no differance if engine is running or not. If tou put key in acc position, radio plays fine. Unpluged EEC relay and problem went away. Inplugged all components fed by EEC relay and...
1995 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JM1TA2220S
works good cold,after it warms up,starts bucking and flags code p1525.clear code and will reset immedatelly. Trouble codes: P1525, P1540
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L interior lights VIN: WDBFA66E0M
This car is peculiar , when we bought it some of the interior lights worked i.e. the ones overhead by the interior mirror and when opening the right door the lights in the bottom of both doors came on but nothing when the left door is opened. Also you used to ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L blower VIN: WDBEA51EXN
blower motor is inoperative, mitchell is not showing me any where near, and i am going under the pass side dash now. working on mercedes is not a full time vehicle in our shop, but when the owner trusts only you to fix, i will go out of the way to do so. not c...
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Driver Door Module VIN: 2MEFM74W5W
Hello, I have a Grand Maquis with an intemittant drivers door module stamp # F8AB-13C791-AA. When acting up the key fob buttons will be inop and power door locks will not work, and the drivers power down window will not work, the window will function normally ...
1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Charging VIN: JA3AM54J1R
Original alternator quit working and some other shop installed a NAPA Rebuilt Alternator. Car was fine for a few months then under a heavy load or around 2500 RPM's, the alternator stops working, volt meter drops, various lights come on the dash board, then wh...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport ES 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall
replaced engine with new hard to start when it starts has a vibration at ide and will back fire through the intake when giving gas have checked for vacume leaks and none found rechecked mechanical timing all ok it coded lean bancs on both sides cleared and has...
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS 3.8L Overdrive VIN: 4A4MN21S54
Everything checked out fine on the test drive. We released it to the customer on the 5th. They've been driving fine until this morning when they called, and said it has a vibration. Checked out car, and it has this only in overdrive, almost like a mis-fire. Th...
1994 Nissan D21 SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1N6HD16S8R
I have this nissan pickup with a fast idle after warm up. Vechile will run around 2000rpm at operating temp. No codes,no vacuum leaks,and runs fine at cold temp. I check idle swith, ok, checked tps ok check coolant temp sensor ok maf sensor of . when the truck...
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR05Y9V
How's it goin, got a good one here, I am senior high school auto student and am working on my 97 Pathfinder LE, 111,000 miles on it and it won't pass inspection, because of two trouble codes present. Trouble codes P0440 and P0446 both representative of the EVA... Trouble codes: P0440 (EVAP canister vent control valve), P0446

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1992 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Steering box VIN: JH4DA9453N
Thanks for the help. We received some very good replies. If you are researching this one, do check the replies for some great advice. The trick for removing this rack is to turn the steering wheel all the way to the left, moving the rack all the way to the rig...
1994 BMW 840Ci 4.0L brakes, power steering VIN: WBAEF6329R
Thank you all for the replies, they were all very helpful. I was able to flush the system thoroughly with the Pentosin CHF oil and the light went out and has not come back on at this time. It appeared to be Dexron that was in the system and after some coaxing ...
1999 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L drivability VIN: 1G4CU5219X
We have not been successful in fixing this problem yet , but here is what we have learned from this experience. The problem is definetly not an engine missfire or torque converter shudder. We have determined that it has something to do with the supercharger. W...
1981 Cadillac DeVille 6.0L display VIN: 1GD6AD6999
thanks for the replies, the input was appreciated, but due to cost of parts and availability and the condition of the cadillac the customer decided to mess with it himself. i would of liked to of found a way to by pass everything and just light the display to ...
1988 Cadillac Eldorado 4.5L Liquid Crystal Display VIN: 1G6EL1156J
Thanks to all that sent in help. I notified all but one on the outcome.Sorry but I didn't have a name for the one I missed. I didn't have voltage on purple wire to information center( 50 volts) This voltage is generated in Instrument panal. I didn't have any L...
1985 Chevrolet C10 Custom 4.3L front brakes VIN: 1235V58J88
Thank you all for the wealth of information. I did replace the brake lines and I still had the same problem. I did as some of you mentioned and slowly unbolted the master cylinder and the brakes released. So I installed two washers as spacers and this took car...
1988 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.0L excess exhaust temps VIN: 1GCDK24H8J
Well locating a torque converter stall speed specification proved to be a bit of an uncertain guess on many's behalf. Regardless of what we turned up with for a spec, the second we put this thing into a 'stall' state it showed us significantly low rpm indicati...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Steering VIN: 1GNDT13W6T
Thank you to those who replied all of you who said to check the idler arm adjustment were 100% correct it wasn't off much only 1/2 inch but it made a huge difference when I moved it up to where it was exactly level. I have never experienced this problem before...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L speedometer VIN: 1GNDT13W3V
i had several replies and all said reprogram. i ordered a reman computer and programed it and all is good. thanks for all your help.
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 North Face 5.3L speedo VIN: 3GNEK13T53
Well Guys.. thanks for all the help, after several key cycles i got the speedo to reset.. Although I believe this may only be temporary its working great right now? Thanks to all..
2000 Chrysler Voyager 3.3L heater blower door locks,turn signals VIN: 1B4GP44R4Y
yes we found the prob.all members were helpful but when it comes down to the prob we just had to search.we found the veh was wired for electric seats but had none.at times when u sat on the drivers seat the electric plug was shorting on the seat spring.this wa...
2003 Chrysler Concorde Limited 3.5L steering shake at a complete stop VIN: 2C3HD56G93
it seems the dealer that diagnosed the problem in the beginning was wrong i put the old rack back in and replaced the pump and it is working great thanks for the advice
1994 Dodge B250 5.2L torque converter VIN: 2B6HB21YXR
Thanks for the replies! It seems everything from plugged coolers to valve body problems are being reported with no common answer. Due to mileage, a rebuild about a year ago, no plugged cooler and burnt fluid, I installed a used unit. Maybe someone will be kind...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HF13Y3V
Evening Y'all, Well I goterdone! Went to 5 boneyards and it turns out that the 97 model is unique, 96 and older and 98 and newer use a similar set up, only the 97 uses this connector. Carlos at Completely Chrysler in Grand Prairie fixed me up. He went as far a...
1999 Dodge Durango 5.2L 2-3 shift VIN: 1B4HSZ8Y8X
The bulk of the replies I had on this vehicle dealt with an undersized/leaky seal on the forward clutch piston. The way many explained the cause, it fit this vehicle perfectly. I explained this to my customer & went over what would be involved in fixing it. Th...
1994 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: FZMK658HDV
Our new hire had all three plug wires crossed on left bank, even after being told to replace one at a time. It ran so well on cranking and at idle that crossed wires didn't appear obvious, but after stewing over the issue all weekend and considering the work t... Trouble codes: 172 (lean bank 1), 176 (lean bank 2), 538 (Cylinder balance test failed---retried and same message).
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L abs module VIN: 1FTDX0863V
Thanks for the help everyone, temporarily on the back burner but at least now I have some sources.
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L heat VIN: 1FTDF17W1V
Thank you to all who replied, 21 in all. Most suggested broken blend door and a couple suggested plugged core even though flow while backflushing core seemed normal. It was in fact the heater core restricted. We went ahead and replaced the blend door while the...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU176XW
thank you for help on this matter friends...well..some of you were absolutely right..the code only appears on KOEO test.But if you follow the procedure for try to correct something malfunctioning ( if there is any..)you will go no where..!!the procedure does n... Trouble codes: 1127 (not enough temperature on exhaust).
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L oil pressure VIN: 1FTZF1827W
Checked oil screen, clogged again, cleaned, then just checked Main and Rod Bearings, Rods good shape, Rear Main Bearing had some wear just starting on bottom bearing top bearing OK, rest of Main OK, Customer had me install all NEW Main Bearings, Now Pressure i...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L transfer case VIN: 1FTWW33F9Y
sorry it took so long but i have not worked on the truck yet . i picked up a set of electronic ears and i am waiting for the truck to return . i will repost as soon as i find some thing out . thanks again for the help .
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMZU77E61
Thanks For The Replies I found open circuit #763 OG/WH wire from module to transfer case motor wire had corrision inside located in left front floor where the wire harness goes up into the kick panel
1997 Geo Tracker 1.6L fuse VIN: 2NCB1867V6
As 1 reply said I volt dropped the ground side of all of the curciuts involved and found no problem at this time. 2 replies I recieved said try a larger fuse, so I put a 20 amp fuse in place of the 15 amp and the car has not blown it in a week. I did this wi...
1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB7273P
hello techs, well yesterday we had a 20 degree day, and i spent a few hours out in the snow bank working on this P.O.S. the vast majority of the replies i got were to change the main relay, unfortunatly, i couldnt find it. this car must be different than most,...
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGC0565XR
Thanks to all that replied.I feel kind of stupid,the compression being 135lbs never thought about jumped belt.Well it was jumped,about 3 teeth.Belts and water pump and all is well.After 42 yrs of doing this there are still times that you forget the basics.Agai... Trouble codes: 21 (variable valve timing).
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Steering control VIN: 2HGEJ6584W
I have redone this alignment and performed a 4 wheel this time. The left rear was out just a titch on toe. I always push for 4 wheel alignments especially on imports, but most of the time we get a young part timer on the front counter and when the customer ask...
1999 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L CV joint? VIN: JHLKD1869X
Many good suggestions. #1, Check for seized u-joint on drive shaft to rear wheels. #2, check for bad motor/transmission mounts. #3, We were reminded about the rear differential problem. The fluid in the rear differential looks like ATF but it is not. It is a s...
2001 Honda Accord DX 2.3L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1HGCF85431
I'am sorry to say we were not able to fix this vehicle because it was recently purchased from a used car lot and the owner decided to return it to them rather than fix it. To summarise what we found-the ecu was either not seeing the signal from the crankshaft ... Trouble codes: P0135.
2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S11
hello after i ckeaned the egr valve and turned off the lamp the customer drove the car home about 40 miles and the lamp came back on and stayed on for two days then went off and has not been on since. i am not sure if that is the case this was a new customer a... Trouble codes: P0401.
1986 Jeep Cherokee 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1JCHB8716G
Thanks for the replies , since the distributor is non adjustable and has a tang to lock it in one position I finally pulled the distributor up and cut off the tang so I could move it and see if problem changed , ran great with distributor advanced. Finally pul...
2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L Blower motor VIN: JTJHF10U04
The pink/blue wire that provides a 1-3 volt signal to the Blower control relay comes from the 'combination meter ECU' as Lexus calls it. The rest of us would call it the instrument cluster. After sorting out the terminology, I removed the instrument cluster an...
1988 Mazda RX-7 GTU 1.3L drivetrain VIN: JM1FC3317J
It turned out to be right engine mount. Looked good until I dropped the bracket, it came apart.
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L cruise VIN: WDBEA66E1R
Many Thanks To The Techs That Replied. This one is fixed. Before I start, if anyone ever needs help with this system (ea.cc isc) I know every connector,pin designation, and compontent location intimatley! Thanks to Mr.stero installer there was a 3 wire plug ...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L asr/abs VIN: WDBGA32EE6
sorry for taking too long to close this post.but I wanted to make sure it was fixed. Actually there was more going on than the customer had told us .The abs/asr lite had been on for the 2 years he'd owned the car. So looking further into it , we found out that...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Coolant inside engine VIN: JN1CA21D4S
Hello and thanks to all who offered help, We ended up replacing the engine with a bone yard motor because it was the cheeper alternative to repairing the old motor because of all of the problems that existed with the old one. The origional problem was with...
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1DA31A32
this is a well maintained , low mileage car . nissan recommends 5w30 oil . however they say you can use 10w30 if temp stays above zero f . we are doing a 10w30 lof on it & will wait to see what happens (2-3 months) thank you all , ed Trouble codes: P0011, P0021.
2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Fixed Cam Assembly VIN: 5N1ED28Y72
Thanks to all who took time to answer my plea for help. Fixed cam not available seperate must buy hub assembly.
1996 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3G2JB5246T
Thanks for all the reply's after tracing the wiring down to the computor, we decided to go with a computor, which fix all problems, thanks for all your imput Trouble codes: 108 (map baro press signal high), 172 (fuel system too rick 1), 1406 (egr pintl position ckt problem).
2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L TCC Converter VIN: 1G2NW52E31
Thanks for the replies, and apologies for waiting to post the fix.. I wanted to make sure from the customer that it was truly fixed..The PCM flash/reprogram fixed the bug..Interesting to note that the TCC commanded duty cycle is based on many factors, and uses...
1987 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L low on power VIN: JT3FJ60GXH
I am happy to say that the landcruiser was fixed due to the responses on the IATN. Almost every one of the replies said these things were overweight and underpowered. 150 HP and 125 ft.lbs. of torque in a vehicle in the 6000 lb range. Of the 14 replies fully h...
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