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1999 Audi A4 1.8L clutch? VIN: WAUCB28D8X
This car first came to us with the clutch at the end of it's usefull life (severe slipping).I installed new sachs clutch kit and new flywheel.All went well and worked well. After driving for about four week's the customer reported what he thought was clutch sl...
2001 Audi TT 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUTX28N41
really can not find anything wrong with this car except for the 02 sensor volts sporadically staying still. i checked freeze frame data for the fuel trims both were normal even though that code popped up. anyone have this problem before? if so , help would be ... Trouble codes: 1297 (unknown fault), 1137 (long term fuel trim system too rich)
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L intake or head gasket VIN: WBAGJ832WD
Need a little help from any BMW techs out there. This one has been leaking coolant for quite a while, and we have been unable to find anything. Last night i left it with pressure on the system and this morning I had a puddle in the intake valley about two inch...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L power steering VIN: WBAGJ8323W
Thanks in advance to all.This BMW came in w/stiffnes in steering when turning either direction,feels like it is not getting full assist.If you pull upward on steering wheel slightly,steering appears to get easier.Found upper column brg.bad,steering angle senso...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L battery draw VIN: WBADM6348Y
This vehicle has a battery draw. It only goes dead once or twice a week. The customer has driven it and parked it and within a few hours the vehicle would not start. The battery was replaced with no difference. Alternator is charging good and pattern looks goo...
2003 BMW 330i 3.0L starter VIN: WBAEV53433
Car came to us with a dead battery and a no-crank condition. Battery was quick to take a charge and load tests ok. Car will not crank even with our jumper battery. Suspect the immobilizer system is causing this, but found little information to go on from eithe...
1989 Buick Century Custom 3.3L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4AH51N1K
Hi techs, i hope some one has an answer for this one. this buick seems to only act up for the customer. she says that it stalls when putting into gear, and when pulling out. it will only act up when it is cold. she says it also surges when coming to a stop som...
1968 Chevrolet camaro 250CID Misfire VIN: 123378N439
Questtion does anyone know the point gap spec,dwell and timing specs thanks in advance.
1988 Chevrolet Caprice 5.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1G1BN51H0J
Car came in as no start suspected T-chain. Checked dist timing with TDC mark, lined up checked chain slack, at most 5 degrees. R&I spark plugs and burnt fuel off. Engine tries to start loosened dist and rotated. Engine starts, ran to operating temp and disconn...
1992 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 3G1JC1141N
hi guys got one here that i am just needing some in put.we have this car that we did a head gasket one and a half years ago.came back with a leak at the same place as before at the corner, we did ck the head and put new head bolts on all these jobs.we have had...
1993 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G1WN54TXP
vehicle towed in no start, no spark, no injector pulse, codes found in computer 14,15,16,17,21,22,23,25,33,35,36,39,42,43,44,45,53,54,64,81 ,87. tps voltage 1.02, coolant temp. -40, map temp -40, spark advance 6611 deg., battery volts 0. check all power & grou... Trouble codes: 14 (coolant sensor high temp), 15 (coolant sensor low temp), 16 (system voltage high), 17 (camshaft sensoe error), 21 (tps voltage high), 00 (plus other codes)
1995 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Stall VIN: 1G1JC5249S
Hello!!! This vehicle will stall when warms up and not restart until cold. Put snap on scanner to check for DTC's and found 27-Quad driver fault. Customer himself has replaced engine controller(pcm), coils and ignition module. Was wondering if I could get some... Trouble codes: 27 (quad driver fault)
1997 Chevrolet C-Series Kodiak C7H042 6.0L right tank not pumpi VIN: 1GBJ7H1PXV
I hope someone can help I have truck that has dual tanks and I am not getting power to the right tank, the fuel is fed to the tbi unit from the left tank, i have no access to data to trace the circuit. I would be very appreciative for any help in the right dir...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L ABS Module, Speed sensor VIN: 1GNEK13ROX
This vehicle has a weird problem. Every once in a while, mostly at freeway speed, the vehicle will Buck/Jerk once. The customer thought it was a transfer case problem, and we had our trans. shop check it out.They don't think it is the tranny, or transfer case....
1999 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L module VIN: 1G1ND52T6X
This vehicle has an ABS light on. We had a code for the LF wheel speed sensor but when we went to scan the sensors on a road test we noticed the 12 volts signal on the ABS module would start at 12 volts and then steadly drop to 2.5 volts. It will do this every...
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L dreveability VIN: 1G1ND52J71
approximately once a day problem occurs, when slowing down, dash lights and all accessories drop down, abs light comes on, after accel, all is back to normal, abs light goes back out, was not able to duplicate.
2002 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L LF suspension VIN: 1G1NE52J62
Vehicle came in with knocking noise 2 days after replacing the brg found a bulletin relating to a suspension noise and retorque lower control arm bolts. still there replaced strut cap, lower comtrol arm and the wheel brg again noise seemed to go away after the...
1996 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L interior power VIN: 4B3AU52NXT
this vehicle has a problem where 30a fuse in underhood fuse panel blows the second the key is turned to the on position.wiring shows this supplies power on the solid white wire to the ignition switch.as far as i could get is i found the black-white wire,which ...
1998 Dodge Neon R/T 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1B3ES42Y4W
can anyone tell me the correct procdure for aligning the timing marks on this engine dohc 2.0 when you line the marks up together in the middle like the book says you have no compression but if you line it up like repair trak says with the dowel holes between ...
2000 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, extremely rich <2000 VIN: 1B7GL2AN1Y
Hi, Lost my tech. so here I am. Customers complaint was poor running since accident. Dog in front end, center low impact. R/R quarter prior to front end damage, neither serious. Truck came to me from body shop, through insurance. Originally with running proble...
2002 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L No Start VIN: 1B3ES26CX2
car cranks but will not start.fuel fouls plugs immediately good fire.po601 internal controler failure code,mitchell indicates pcm failure.i am wondering is it a software problem that can be programed or needs pcm replacement. car belongs to dealer and no one ... Trouble codes: P0601
2002 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L Engine VIN: 1B4GP45R12
Hello, I have here a low mileage 2002 3.3L with a noise which I would loosely describe as an almost random "kla klack klack klack klack" which can only be heard from outside the car under normal circumstances. Interestingly, the noise is ONLY at idle. Even a...
1980 Fiat 124 Spider 2.0L No Start VIN: 124CS00017
a 1980 fiat spider 2.0l sefi came in with a no start! i do have power to the coil, but no spark out. i cant find any wiring diagrams as to how the system works. does anyone know how the ignition system works?
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.5L 4th-3rd downshift VIN: 1FALP65LIV
Hello Tranny and Ford guys. We have this contour with unknow if has engine problem,tranny or pcm problem. This is the symptom: While going up on hill at 40mph and on 4th gear vehicule start to loose speed but tranny don't downshift to 3rd until speed is at 31m...
1997 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHE24L2V
1998 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L transfercase VIN: 1FTZR1548W
looking for some diagnostic help on 4wd system, vehicle has a selector switch with 2hi, 4hi, 4lo. On initial key up 4hi and 4lo indicators on ipc flash 6 times. I cannot find anyinfo on this in alldata. The gem has a P1808 4-wheel drive low indicator circuit f...
1998 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP73W9W
this crown vic seems to have no problem starting but immediately after start up it runs like a pile crap.it feels like it is misfiring on at least one cylinder it also seems to surge at the same time.the problem with this condition is it only lasts about 45 se... Trouble codes: P1131, P1151, P0300
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L transfer case VIN: 1FTNW21SXX
This 4X4 transfer will not shift into low or high unless I ground the shift relays, then it will shift accordingly. The PIDS show shift switch to be working. The indicators in the dash work and shows low after I activate the relay to make it shift into low. My...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L engine noise VIN: 1FAFP55U9Y
Intermittant chirping noise,mainly cold or partially warm, can be initiated at acceleration. Noise seems to be coming from the center of the intake manifold under the plenum. Aprox the #3 injector area.
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP33P4Y
The vehicle is running lean at idle long term fuel trim is up to 23% and short term fluctuates from 1-5%. When your driving vehicle runs ok under load and cruising. Once throttle is released precat O2 sensor goes dead lean and vehicle starts to miss. Occasiona... Trouble codes: P0301, P0303
1986 Honda Accord DX 2.0L No Start VIN: JN1RS04S6C
We looked at this vehicle last week and replaced both the ignition module and the coil, on determining the ignition module was bad. It returned a few days later with a complaint of an intermittent no start condition. Testing revealed the ignition module was b...
1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1867X
Vehicle came in with a check engine light. check codes and found miss fire code on cylinder 1,2, and 3 cylinders. Also had code for low cat. efficiency. replade bad coils and clear computer. test drove vehicle. code p0420 came back as low cat. efficiency. chec... Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat. effec. is low)
1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L Misfire VIN: JNKAY21D4P
This one is a hair puller, The car starts and runs well until it warms up. When the engine is warm it will loose spark on Nnumber 6 coil only. If you accelerate over Idle the problem goes away. If you scope the signal side of the coil it will slowly disappear....
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L climate control VIN: SAJHX624XW
I need help with this Jag's climate control system. The display comes and goes along with rear defrost and assoc. buttons on panel. When the panel has power the blower switches between high and low. I can hear clicking noises at the same time the blower acts u...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Failsafe engine mode VIN: SAJHX1242W
I hope you guys can help me. I don't know where else to turn. The car came in in limp home mode for a trans failure. One snap ring blew out of the clutch pack. Had the trans rebuilt, installed it ourselves, everything good for about 75 miles. Customer picked u... Trouble codes: P1637 (ABS to TCM CAN circuit failure), P1643 (TCM to ECM CAN circuit failure), P1797 (CAN circuit failure)
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1J4GW58N82
HELP! hello everyone, I hope someone can help. I have a 2002 Jeep grans cherokee with a 4.7 a/t. My customers concern started yesterday morning with no previous symptoms he stated that in the morning when he pulled up to the first stop lamp the just cut out it...
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Cluster VIN: 1J4GX48N93
Don't have much Jeep experience and wonder if a used cluster is installed can the odometer be set to the correct mileage? Thanks in advance
2004 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L rack and pinion VIN: 1J4GK58K04
This truck drives funny. Body shop brought this truck to align and specs are good, but when you steer it off center it will stick where you point it. We disconnected steering linkage piece by piece but everything feels free. Any sugestions?
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTL154X1
Hello all, This car came in with the check engine light on.The codes P0171&174 are air flow meter related the code that I am having trouble with is P1481 DMTL heater power stage signal missing.I think the DMTL heater is part of the evap system but I can't find... Trouble codes: P1481 (DMTL heater power stage signal missing), P0171 (Mixture adaptation factorfra bank 1), P0174 (Mixture adaptationfactor fra bank 2), P1668 (Anti theft alarm serial link fault)
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L engine internal VIN: WDBNG75J9Y
Hello everybody.I have s500 ,It has a serious vibration in park or neutral when you rev rpm from 2000-3500.Also vibrates when you drive 30-50 mph and accelerates hard.I've checked mounts{all ok},harmonic ballancer pulley{replaced whith new one},torque converte...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Hesitation VIN: WDBNG70J12
Hey Mercedes techs, this Benz has a throttle actuator problem and hesitates badly after driving a while. Pedal sensor voltages look good when problem is occuring, but throttle actuator voltages do not. Sensor one at actuator should increase from about .5 volt ... Trouble codes: P0120
2003 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Bixenon headlamp right side only VIN: WDBRF64JX3
Hi MB techs, I have concern with right bixenon headlamp. Intalled laptop to check for fault codes. had code for igniter, after installing a new igniter vehicle came back and now right headlamp is not working at all, and now has fault code 1009 right front head...
2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Misfire, PINGING VIN: 1N4BL11D92
i was hoping to repair this problem myself, but after two weeks i'd better get some help. this car is skipping only when at a stop light. customer brings car in for ses light and rough idle. we replace the knock sensor after finding a rodent had chewed it up. ...
1996 Plymouth Voyager 2.4L No Start VIN: 2P4FP25B9T
hello, I have a voyager with no spark. has no codes scoped cam and crank signal, they look good.access function test I can command a/c clutch, injectors and all outputs just fine except coils...observe scope pattern while commanding coils 1 and 2..(at coil con...
1995 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.8L Warning Light VIN: IGMDU06L6S
replaced wheel bearing for abs code 35 now red brake light and tcs light stay on code 86 present no fualts found
1994 Porsche 968 3.0L speedometer VIN: WPOAA2962R
Good Morning, This vehicle has lost it's speedometer and subsequently the ABS light is also on. As we are not Porsche specialists I'm wondering if there is a pattern failure with this model. We have checked the speed transmitter in the rear axle for continuit...
1991 Saab 9000 S 2.3L temperature/fan controls VIN: YS3CK58B8M
We removed the glove box to look at the rear of the control. Dont see any bulbs. Is this lighted by a led? Do we have to replace the whole panel? Thank you for any assistance. Pete
1997 Saturn SL2 1.9L Head VIN: 1G8ZK5279V
Customer states he has to add coolant to vehicle every 3 or 4 weeks. Also states he sees smoke in am when starting vehicle. I inspected vehicle for coolant leaks none found. I was checking the spark plugs when I noticed coolant around the # 4 spark plug hole. ...
2002 Saturn Vue 2.2L Rack/electronic steering VIN: 5GZCZ23D92
I am trying to determine the source of a clunk that is steering related. The customer complained of a noise from the steering that they notice with slight steering movement, such as when moving steering slightly when compensating for dips in road. I verified t...
2003 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L low power VIN: 4S3BE63533
HI everyone, this legacy bogs/seems to be dropping a cyl on hard accell. checked all basics, new T belt valves adjusted new secondary. Im wondering if there is a patern failure Im dont know of due to the fact that subaru is rare in my shop. Do these have any i...
1987 Toyota Pickup 2.4L backfiring VIN: JT4FN50R3H
hey guys hope you can help with this one. toyota p.u. backfires only on decel. have checked everything on carb and everything looks to be good. it runs and idles great. hopefully someone can help me it is probably something obvious. thanks.
1994 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L master cylinder VIN: JT3DJ81W3R
vehicle came in our shop yesterday with low/sinking brake pedal. we tried to bleed the brake system and the pedal did not improve. we then replaced the master cylinder. after bleeding the brakes, the pedal is still sinking to the floor. this only happens when ...
2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28861
When starting this engine cold, MIL will come on about 30 seconds later. Sets P1135 and P1155 consistently. Both are A/F heater circuit problems. Shop manual says can be set by either less than 0.25A or 8 amps or more. We did pinpoint tests of both heater circ... Trouble codes: P1135 (Heater Circuit Malfunction), P1155 (Heater Circuit Malfunction)
2002 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Poping noise VIN: 5TBRT34152
I have this 2002 Tundra with a 4.7L and 75,719 miles. I had a code in the PCM for the throttle system not working correctly. Please forgive me , but I left the code discription at work. The complaint was besides the CEL being on, there is a poping noise in the...
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L Low power VIN: 9BWGF21J5Y
Car came in from other shop who replaced injection pump with dealer unit, based on the dealer's diagnosis. Shop said car runs worse than before pump was done. They replaced again. Same problem. I got the car and verified cam/crank/pump belt timing, and injecti...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L loss of power VIN: 3VWSR69M44
this car has been an ongoing curse for me. car originally came to us with an p0411 egr fault, performed guided fault finding with 5051b scan tool and came back egr soleniod was out of range-replaced egr valve and car came back with the same fault code-after ta... Trouble codes: P0234 (turbo/supercharger overboost condition control limit exceeded)
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ56D9X
Car runs good although at times it blows black smoke. It has the MIL light on always. I can clear codes and in about 100 miles they return. Costomer states that if he leaves the car idle to warm up for about ten minutes when he returns and drives away it will ... Trouble codes: P0134, P1171
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L warning lamp VIN: YVISW53D31
Hi All, This Volvo has a warning lamp on that says Engine System Service Urgent. We can't find any info on this. I suspect it's a service reminder but would like someone to confirm that for me. Also what is the reset procedure? Thanks as always.

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1995 BMW 318is 1.8L No Start VIN: WBABE5321S
Most responses went over old work but still good responses, cam, crank sensor...fuel pump quiting and so on. The two or three others had it right on. This car is prone to water getting into the ECM cavity, and there is really no way for it to drain. There is a...
1994 Buick Century Special 3.1L shifts poorly VIN: 1G4AG85M5R
The FIX was to replace the VSS pigtail harness, as some suggested. I saw nothing wrong with the wires until I cut open the harness, and white dust came out. Black death totally ate the copper strands. To recap, I had a CEL, PO501/502, a dead speedometer and a ...
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L security system VIN: 3G5DB03E22
Hello group, This vehicle is now fixed.After reviewing all body control scan data,all switches showed normal with no change when problem occured.It got where it would act up quite often while I was checking things out.After carefully monitoring all switches ...
1993 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L abs VIN: 1G6KY5290P
THANKS guys for all your help most of the tech tips were all good and it was a hard one . it turned out to be a broken wire at the abs motor on the harness by the the left side fender . LIKE i said this one finished me off. thanks again Ramond and the rest of ...
1963 Chevrolet C10/Pickup .0L Steering VIN: 3C144S1385
Thanks to Kenneth [...] I figuno missing peices in the column. The three screws that hold the turn signal switch needed to be tightrened all the way. If you need info on engine size on old chevy trucks go to stovebolt.com. An excellent resource.
1994 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 7.4L lock up VIN: 1GCGK29N5R
received 10 replies. 7 of them were correct. it was the distributor. replaced complete distributor with #1103952. this part comes from the performance parts catalog. i don't know why it is not listed in the regular service parts guide. if you just go by the vi...
1995 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GCDT19Z3S
I'd like to thank all those who responded, the information contained in your replies was invaluable. Sure enough the EGR valve was stuck wide open. Tried to clean it but the valve still stuck. After new valve and screened gasket were installed truck ran like a...
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC124XV
You GM Techs are the best. I put the new set of plugs in, and misfire was still random with more misfires on start up on #2 cylinder. Replaced the Installed NAPA injector with an AC Delco and problem went away. As far as the compression weak on #3 cylinder, ha... Trouble codes: P0300.
1997 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 5.7L Rear VSS VIN: 1GCHK34R8V
We received 4 replies on this vehicle, however the actual problem ended up being something other than the suggestions. Most of the responses aimed back at the front sensor issues that these suffer from. We've seen plenty of those ourselves, and initially thoug...
2001 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YY22G81
Thanks to all that replied. As noted in my update the air by-pass valve was bad. We have not seen the vette for a couple of weeks now, so knock on wood it is fixed. Thanks again to everyone. Trouble codes: P0410.
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L convertor VIN: 1GLHK29GX1
The truck is finally fixed. After checking and re checking too many things to list. The final culprit ended up being a drain plug installed on the reman torque converter. The drain plug was positioned between the raised ribs on the converter cover. These ribs ...
2002 Chrysler Sebring 2.7L 4-3 shift VIN: 1B3EL46R42
Thanks for all your help, I know ford transmissions this quick learn is a new one on me and it did repair this one, The low fluid caused the tcm pick up some bad inputs that it can't handle Thanks again
1987 Dodge B250 5.2L engine oil pressure VIN: 2B6HB23T2H
Tanks for all your help. I actually found on IATN in a 1995 5.2 liter. There is no oil bypass if the oil filter gets clogged.We replaced the oil filter with a AC DELCO. It was noted in a 1995 to use a MOPAR filter only. Apparantly the MOPAR filter has a beter ...
2001 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L Both Rear Brakes VIN: 1B7GG22N81
Thanks to everyone! All of the responses addressed the rear brake shoes. I replaced the rear brake shoes with Chrysler OEM shoes (not MoPar), replaced wheel cylinders and hardware with NAPA United Premium line and resurfaced the drums. The brakes have worked p...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L p/s pump VIN: 1B4GP45381
hi guys many many thanks to all of you,especialey barry [...] whose fix was right on the money. who would have thought that a resovoir could have caused all that noise. p.s we asked the owner how long she had this noise for,she has been putting up with it ...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHF25Z0T
Many thanks to Robert, Stephen and Bobby. The fix turned out to be a bad ICM. I looked at the ICM and it read made in Costa Rica. I replaced it with a motorcraft and after a two trip drive cycle and another 30 miles all check engine lights are off and it breez... Trouble codes: P1351 (distributor), P1359 (distributor).
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L charging VIN: 1FALP6534T
we removed alternator and had it bench tested at high rpm- It failed. we requested warranty replacement from NAPA (raylock's best line) we had it bench tested before installation- What we really believe is that the wire we replaced was causing altermators to f...
1998 Ford F-150 4.6L transfer case VIN: IFTZX18W2W
Thanks for all the help. I learned more about these systems on this one. It was the shift motor assembly.Got to tapping on the shift motor and it took off. Bingo! The motor was o.k. but the contact plate on the motor was bad. So, it would work on the bench bec...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1FTYR10C7W
Flustrated with our progress we parked the vehicle out side. The temperature dropped well below freezing. Now we have a no start condition. No fuel pressure? The pump is running no pressure. Removed fuel filter found water. Cleaned water from fuel filter insta...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L pats system VIN: 1FMZU34X1X
Thanks to all the responses. It was luck but I had not replaced the pats module or the ecm to have to go to ford. The main key that the customer had lost its programming. So the customer by luck had two good keys so I was able to gain reprogramming with the cu...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L timing chains VIN: 1FMZU73E12
well have not fix this one yet due to customer not returning. he is arguing with ford about warranty. several of you said that the leht chain & tensioner are usually the culprit, so i ordered the kit from ford and am waiting to hear back from customer. will po...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FAFP71463
Thanks to everyone that responded to our request for help on a rough running 2003 Ford Crown Victory. We replaced both timing chains along with the related guides, tensioners, and gears. We are happy to report that the engine runs great now. Thanks again to ...
2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Radio VIN: 4S2CK58W52
sorry it took so long to close this the customer decided to take it to the dealer if i get more information which he was supposed to let me know i will pass it along thanks to those who took the time to respond. i don't like closing without a fix this site is ...
1990 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L Steering Box VIN: SALHV1242U
Thanks for all the help, We looked at the leaks a little closer and told the body shop about them. They decided to replace the steering box, so the vehical went back to them. Thanks Again for all the help!!!
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L guages and starting VIN: WDBFA61E2N
instrument cluster rebuild cured the problem. the car had an intermittant ignition switch glitch as well which was complicating the diagnosis. thanks to all the techs who responded.
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Dash lights VIN: 4JGAB54E41
Turned out that the body guy did not hook up the ground behind left headlight properly. fixed ground and all symptoms were gone
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM53U9X
I want to thank everyone who suggested areas to check.Most thought vacuum leaks. Some said injectors.Turns out extreme carbon buildup on the valves was causing the problem.Disassembled and manually cleaned heads.Problem cured. Thanks again to all that helped. Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire cyl. 1).
2000 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L transfercase/trans VIN: 4M2DU86PXY
Once again you have been more than helpful. I pulled the transfer case and replaced the input seal to the t-case. As many replies suggested- this is a common problem and that there is no output seal from the transmission- just an input to the t case. The trans...
1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L vent tube VIN: JA4LS31H2X
There is an updated trans pan for the 2000 and newer Montero Sport. Its is deeper and helps keep the trans cool and fits the 1999. I put it on and the vehicle and the problem went bye bye.
2000 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L Electronic VIN: 4N2XN11T1Y
Thanks to Joseph,Gordon and Tommy the FIXED was a used Cluster,now the Odometer and the Speedometer are OK,thanks for all the reply on this message.Thomas
2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L anti theft VIN: 1N4DL01D11
thanks to all who helped. the problem turned out to be a faulty keyless entry remote just like i was told. i wish the customer told me about the extra remote that was stashed in the car. this remote i didn't know about was the problem. Lucky me thanks to all w...
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3WS52H8X
all of the help replies suggested problem with coils causing modgule failure - they are one in the same.both modgule and coils got replace at same time. did offer customer injector cleaning he is thinking about repair option as suggested by one reply. if this ... Trouble codes: P0300.
1997 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4L engine noise VIN: 1G2JD12T5V
Thanks for all the replies. we decided to run the engine in the shop for a while and then to take it for a long roadtest. when we returned the noise was almost gone, it could only be heard at high rpms. the customer wanted to take it the way it was we feel tha...
1998 Pontiac Trans Sport Montana 3.4L Electronic VIN: 1GMDX03E1W
Sorry it took so long. Customer brought back van. First let me thank everyone that helped. I cleaned fuel injectors and egr valve. No change. Replaced fuel filter. No change. Installed new fuel pump. It finally got better. Not as much of a surge. Flushed trans...
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WPOCA2986X
Thank you for all the great replies they all said the oil seperator at the top right rear of the engine was a common problem with this Boxster and that is what was wrong with this car, all the smoking is gone and the fuel trim codes are cleared.The seperator c...
1994 Saturn SL1 1.9L Oil pressure VIN: 1G8ZH5596R
Hello, Well unfortunatly I cant say much on a fix for this critter. It was losing its engine oil prime overnight. We were going to try replacing the oil pump gears and relief valve, but the relief valve took a long time to come and sales sold the car before ...
1989 Toyota Celica ST 2.0L Alternator VIN: JT2ST66C0K
Thanks to Jim [...] for your time and help. We got 4 replies. The fix was to replace the alternator. The strange thing is that the alternator bench tested fine, reinstalled still no charge and removed again to b...
1991 Toyota Pickup 3.0L Surge VIN: JT4NVN13D7
Thanks to all who replied, it was your help that fixed this one quickly. Had some good tips, but Jeff [...] nailed it. He said the bad O2 causes the system to go into feedback too early, causing too lean for engine temp. This problem then is resolved once engi...
1999 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: VWZZZ8DZ76
After hard work on engine electronics without results i tried to examine exhaust.First i look on catalysator and found that he was partialy clogged so i just removed him from car(in Bosnia,very ecological country i must say:)there is no need for catalysator on... Trouble codes: 023F (intake manifold pressure-deviation), 023F (intake manifold pressure-deviation).
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPH63B41
Hello to all. The defect on the vehicle turned out to be an engine coolant temp sensor that had leaked externally. This caused coolant to wick its way up the temp sensor harness due to capillary effect. The coolant reached the ECU and shorted some of the ter... Trouble codes: 17950 (angle sensor throttle motor).
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