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1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Radio VIN: WBAGF6325S
Vehicle came in with intermittent operation of radio. Had no communication with radio with Autologic. Otherwise unable to duplicate problem as radio worked normal for me. Apparently display on MID would go away along with sound. Also sound would go away but MI...
1996 BMW M3 3.2L Engine VIN: WBSBG932QT
Hello all, This 96 M3 has 2 problems. The first is pinging on hard acceleration from 1800rpm to 2500rpm. The engine has oem software, and has had 2 decarb sessions. The first time the customer complained was it when only had [...]. He is using 94 octane...
1993 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1G4HR53LOP
This Buick leans out badly on accelleration cold.The O2 voltage drops way low and the injector waveform shortens way up. Intermittantly the cooling fans will come on on cold start then cycle off, thats why we tried a different ECM. All three coils ohm within s...
2002 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L stability VIN: 1GYEK63N52
Came iin with complaint "service stability system" lamp on. My modis won't get me into the suspension, so I scanned ABS, had code C0286 "ABS lamp ckt short to B+/MPA switch ckt". There is a TSB on this switch so I replaced it. Light still comes on and same cod...
1987 Chevrolet Sprint 1.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JG1MR2151H
this car is in my own fleet of rolling junk.at 2500 rpm engine will run full rich. the duty cycle will go to 10% and o2 will read 1.0v. while running full rich i can pull arm on wot switch and system will go into closed loop. the computer is forcing system ful...
1989 Chevrolet Corsica 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G1LT51W4K
hello car came in customer complained running rough. Checked coil output at coils very good. Checked output at wires very good. Checked plugs they were new but very black running rich. So replaced plugs changed oil . Checked fuel pressure normal 35 to 45 . Che... Trouble codes: 45 (running rich)
1994 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L Misfire VIN: 2G1WN14TXR
Hello-thanks in advance for your time and effort. Have a 1994 chevy lumina-3.1.Under a load seems to drop a couple of cylinders.Tried plugs and wires first-same results.Check injectors all checked and sprayed good-went ahead and put new ones in-same results.Tr...
1995 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 1GNEK13K1S
this truck came to us with the only repair to do was to install new shoes, well i told him with the miles on it I would also install new springs and wheel cylinders and the drums look bad so he said ok. Well everything went great and worked well untill after t...
1998 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Flex Plate VIN: 1GCGK24R5W
Thanks in andvance for your help. About 6 months ago we replaced the flex plate in truck. The center was broke out around all the crankshaft bolts. We installed a new flex plate and all was well until today. The new flex plate was broke just like the old one. ...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L starter VIN: 1GNDT13S62
Truck was towed in for no start/no crank and also couldn't get key out of ignition. push manual button on lock solenoid then can turn key back and get out of cylinder. found fuse #34 in engine fuse box blown(which powers ignition switch). install new fuse and ...
1988 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1B7GR64X2J
Our problem child came to us with a no power- rough idle- surging -stalling concern. Checked basics and replace a burned dist cap and rotor. Plugs cleaned and regapped. No pcm codes. Problem remains. During testing we have found that disabling the Alternator e...
1989 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4FK443XK
hello everyone i would like to thank everyone for taking the time to read this and any ideas would be greatly appreciated. i have this 89 grand caravan if battery is disconected and reconnected will run fine, untill allowed to set for about 20 minutes go out a... Trouble codes: 16 (not sensing battery voltage), 30 (unknown)
2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L rotors VIN: 1B4HS28N31
i am posting this for a friend at another shop, have not worked on this one myself. pads and rotors replaced 6 mos ago, car was driven to florida from pa, pads still look good, but now has pulsation that wasn't there before trip. driver is not the crazy type, ...
2002 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP25RX2
customer came in originally with ses lamp on found code p0135 present. test system found 02 sensor circuit for heater out of range 50000 ohms replaced sensor and cleared code. has returned after week with light on again we check the new sensor results were tha... Trouble codes: P0135
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L door locks/dash/interior lights/theft deterrent VIN: 2B4GP44RX2
This vehicle at times when shut off and left for 10 minutes or so go into a mode where the dash is totally inop, the door locks are inop, the interior lights are inop, the engine will crank and not start or sometimes will actually start but still none of the o...
1979 Fiat 124 Spider 2.0L engine VIN: 124CS20154
help!!! desperately in need of flat rate labor time to replace a short block in this vehicle. anyone??
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTEX14N1R
Hi Fellows, This F150 is throwing me a curve ball. When I raise the truck just off idle(1000rpm) the EVR solenoid sends a signal to the EGR valve commanding 40% EGR. I tested the vacuum and checked for codes and everything seems normal but the truck doesn't ru...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMDV34X8V
hi to all thanks for reading this post.vechical came in with a miss fire code 303, check with lap scope firing pattern looks good on all cylinders. we did a tune up a mounth ago [plugs and wires] so I removed spark plugs to check for burning condition looks a ... Trouble codes: 303 (miss firing 3 cylinder)
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L heat VIN: 1FMDU34X6V
Hi Ford Pro's, this vehicle has broken air temp blend door (in the heater box) and I have the door out - Part# F57H-18B545-AE - AND THE PROBLEM IS: Ford dealer said that you HAVE to buy the WHOLE heater box, you can't buy the door only...the wrecking yard sai...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Speedometer VIN: 1FMZU34E4X
After a couple miles of driving the speedometer will double. (If you are going 40 MPH it will suddenly say 80 MPH. If you have the cruise control set it will slow down untill the speedo says the original setting. If you accelerate to 60 MPH and this happens th...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation VIN: 1FTNX21F5X
This truck has limited power on acceleration. The MIL comes on then.The code P1211 will also set during KOER test. Now the injectors were recently replaced by the customer himself. It had gotten water in the fuel and not all the injectors were working properly... Trouble codes: P1211
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF1720X
vehicle will start and IDLE perfectly, but once put into gear...UNDER LOAD ONLY,it acts as though it has a massive MISS or vacuum leak...it wants to die, or as they say FALLING ON IT'S FACE. The EGR was tested holds vacuum, the cop was changed, the cam sensor ... Trouble codes: P1747, P0750, P0755, P0743, P1760, P0141
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5243Y
hello ford techs. this is a tough one,2 months ago same problem occurred.cold stall,had to featherthrottle to keep it running.fuel pressure within specs. replaced both upstream o2 sensors,cleared codes,problem fixed! came back yesterday,same prob.po171-too lea... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L drive belt VIN: 1FTZR15E51
We have a 2001 ford ranger 4x4. truck came in last month with a badly squeaking drive belt. His mechanic had replaced the belt and the tensioner and it was quiet for a short time. Noise came back so his mechanic sprayed lots and lots of oil on the belt to keep...
2002 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L abs VIN: 2FAFP71W62
driving at slow speeds only turning left and applying brakes abs kicks in. replaced right rear axel it was bent cleaned all sensors and replaced right front speed sensor had cut in cable. never shows any codes all wheels showing all same speeds. this thing is ...
2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L boggs down VIN: 1FTRF17W13
help this ford got me stumped this truck runs great evertime i test drive it but the customer states 3 times in a 2 week period while driving for long periods of time at highway cruise speeds it starts bogging down and cant get it past 15 mph heard popping fro... Trouble codes: 455 (evap system leak), 457 (evap system leak), 1131 (lack of ho2s1 switching), 1151 (lack of ho2s2 switching)
1995 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L trunk VIN: WDBGA43E8S
Here is a real weird one this car if it sits for 4 to 6 hours the back trunk will not suck down. The vacuum pump is new ( dealer replaced ) they have looked at it twice and though they had it fixed. It looks like a simple circut mainly just a vacuum pump and a...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L turn signals
Hello, I have an unusual problem. In the left turn position the left signals do not blink, however the right signals blink.If I turn on the hazards both left and right side signals blink normally. I have replaced the turn signal combination switch and the same...
1999 Mercury Villager 3.3L fuel control
basically I can't pinpoint vaccum leak with out pulling it apart I am wandering if anyone has seen or seen it often? is it intake gaskets? i've tried propane and carb clean with no results there is a definite hissing from somewhere near the back side of plenum
1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L control head VIN: JA3XD64B6N
this 3000gt ac system functions but no display lights up. controls operate for directional and blower speeds. display panel stays blank. i can't find any tests for this condition. the wiring diagram shows a module linked to the display. has anyone seen this ??...
1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JN8HD17Y6S
Hello, my nightmare started about a week ago. Customer refered by trans shop. complaint was loss of power on accel and intermittent stall and loss of power around corners. Scanned for codes - none found. Test for fuel pressure - checks ok, KOEO and KOER, regul...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JN1CA21D3T
this car will run great for 10-20 miles,then,some times at idle,sometimes at cruise,engine load will go to 100%, from scan data.injectors flood engine and it dies.starts back up, clear out flood and it runs great again.egr.is not opening,no vaccumn leaks,tps,f...
1996 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: IN4BU31D1T
car came in from another shop they said that they could not find problem if you unpluged #1 injector it made no difference so they said they replaced injector made no change then they put dist. in and then they put wires and motorcraft plugs in they said they ...
2001 Nissan Frontier SC 3.3L drive cycle VIN: 1N6MD27Y31
replaced right exhaust manifold due to cracking and leaking no big suprize understannd common problem on these. what process do i need to follow to complete a drive cycle to run a OBDII emission test for Pennsylvania
2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L no start VIN: 1N6AA06B84
Hello everyone and thanks in advance for the help on this one. THis 2004 Titan was brought to us by a body shop that does salvage work. The truck will barely start and runs off of only one or two cylinders. We verified that most cylinders have no injector dr...
1998 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L starter VIN: 1G3GR6C8W4
Starter engages but does not spin. Car will start if jumped off a running vehicle. Jump box or a battery with good cables does nothing. After jumping with a running vehicle, car will start for several days under any conditions. Vehicle battery cables and conne...
1988 Pontiac Firebird 5.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2FS21E8J
This one is a PIP ! The closer to the repair facility, the less often it occurs. the customer, prior to giving it to me, replaced damn near everything. ECU, ESC, Knock Sens, Coolant Sense, distributor, C-R-Wires, and a partridge in a pear tree. We get with a ... Trouble codes: 43 (ecm low voltage at esc / knock sens 5 seconds)
2000 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L power windows and door locks VIN: 1G2HX54K5Y
2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L coolant VIN: 1G2NW52E51
Hello folks, I got one here that i need a little direction on. Bottom line I have Oil in the coolant, I am suspecting head gaskets, but would like to put it past you folks to see if there has been some pattern failures, the engine has no oil comsumption, only ...
1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CB2964M
the other night after work the customers batt was dead, he called triple A, and they sent a battery truck??? anyway the guy told my cust that the batt needed replaced and being it was night and no shops were open they replaced it. I got a call next AM that car...
1994 Saab 900 SE 2.5L No Start VIN: YS3DN58V1R
This Saab has an intermittent crank no start. When it does not start it has no spark, noid, or fuel pressure. I did try grounding a test light on the middle (yellow wire) of the crank sensor plug but made no spark. The repair info. from Alldata is sketchy at b...
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L message center VIN: YS3ED45E4Y
SAAB techs I need your help with this 2000 9-5. We know Saabs pretty well and enjoy working on them for the most part but I have one with the display intermittently saying "service security system". Our local dealer either doesn't know or won't tell (imagine t...
2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L instrument cluster VIN: 4S3BH66571
this outback came in running fine. the check engine lamp was on for a vss code. if you put either the left or right turn signal on the dash goes out, no check engine lamp and no charging due to no power thriugh the battery lamp to the alternator. i removed the...
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...
1994 Toyota Tercel DLX 1.5L Compression VIN: JT2EL43EXR
This wee beast was towed in for not running. Customer stated that she was driving along and it lost power and quit. The "forklift" mechanic at her workplaced diagnosed a Fuel pump so that is what I was told to replace. Pump worked when I got it and I check out...
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Unknown VIN: 4T1SK12E0S
There is a engine vibration at idle,(750-800 rpm) and it gets worse in gear. It starts to clear up at 1200-1300 rpm. The oxygen sensor pattern is clean, there seem to be no engine miss. The customer is trying to diagnose the problem himself and gave me the eng...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K61
check engine lights on. cleaned egr tube (not clogged) engine stumbles when valve opened on idle. checked vacuum hoses (ok) tested at engine speeds (works good) this has been happening for the last 25000 miles services and i reset 3 times. no ideas! help Trouble codes: P0401 (egr flow insufficient)
1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WVWCAO153H
This car is driving me crazy! I am new to the business so I am sure I must be missing something obvious, but here goes. This car came in with a crank no start problem but when it got here it was a crank start. The second problem that the customer complains abo...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L front pump bushing VIN: WVWPD63B41
Students did not properly check fit of converter in back of crankshaft during motor install. Converter hub is too loose and converter started to wobble, front pump bushing is worn. I had the school machine shop make a bushing to repair the clearance problem. T...
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out
This vehicle has us mystified. Driving down the road, the vehicle will randomly cut out as if you lifted your foot off the accel pedal. Then, as the vehicle coasts, the throttle will kick back in as if nothing was wrong. We have VIDA and cannot come up with an...

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1994 Acura Legend LS 3.2L No Start VIN: JH4KA8279R
Thanks to all for the replies. Many of the suggestions pointed to the anti-theft system, but I fail to see why the anti-theft system would allow it to start for a second before killing it. Although I had found the problem the hard way by the time I got Richard...
1992 Audi 100 S 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUBJ54A7N
Thanks to all for the time spent to reply to my car trouble. especially to Matt, he gave me the idea of tapping at the cam sensor and sure enough lights came on, so replaced the cam sensor. I also found out that the fuel pump was bad too. I replaced it, now th...
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L ABS unit, Master cylinder,New rear caliper VIN: WAUZL64B8Y
Got this one fixed! Removed the reman master cyl put on by customer. Side by side with a fresh reman, I could easily tell what was wrong with the cust installed reman. Using my fingers over holes, it wouldn't draw anything from the resivior ports as the new re...
1989 Buick Century Custom 3.3L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4AH51N1K
well, thanks to everyone who replied to my message. a lot of you hit the nail on the head. it seems that the tcc solenoid was the whole problem. i disconnected the solenoid and gave the customer the car back. she has been driving it since with no problem. now ...
1993 Buick Regal 3.1L triggering codes fal VIN: 2G4WB54TOP
after checking all grounds and sensors both scanners reacted the same so i went up 1 year to 94 and everything works fine. the car is a 93. i have got readings that were off before when entering wrong year in scanner but never kicking codes.very strange all is...
1993 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L automatic air/heat VIN: 1G4HR53L5P
thank you to all who responded. I replaced the actuator and the problem was solved. Thanks for your help.
1994 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L egr VIN: 1G4NV55M6R
Wow! Lots of great, helpful replies! Including one that implied that I was lying! This one is for the records, obviously, because of its bizarre nature/fix. After eliminating all the obvious, such as intake gaskets and such, the customer authorized removal of ...
1998 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L starter VIN: 1G4HP52K7W
Many thanks to all who responded, most replies said to look at the grounds, all were good, we had no 5 volt reference to the alarm module from the pcm. we had a bad connection at the bulk head connector c101, repaired and now had the 5 volt reference (needed f...
1999 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L windows,locks,dash warning lights. VIN: 1G4HR54KOY
Thanks to everyone for their thoughts and comments. Last week the shop had the chance to 'test drive' a TECH 2 and a Master tech, we were able to pull more codes from all modules. All codes pointed to a class 2 communication proublem. I was told by a GM tech t...
1998 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L security light VIN: 1G6KF5499W
thanks to every one who replied.the car also had some other elec problems at the time which i didn't know about. the fix was replacing the neg battery cable due to high resistance. the cable got so hot you couldn't touch it.
2000 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Unknown VIN: W06VR54RXY
Thanks For Your Help. Most All Replys Thought It Could Be The Defrost Motor, But You Have To Pull Dash,Console And Steering Column. I Made An Est For The Owner. At This Time They Picked The Car Up To Use This Weekend And Said They Would Contact Us Later. All O...
1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start, cranks VIN: 1GCDC14K7K
Thanks everyone for their input. Everyone had pretty much the same 'hunch' that I had an electrical, or device problem. I found a broken wire in harness. The wire going from dist back to ecm. No signal being received from dist to fire coil or injectors. It was...
1995 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Stall VIN: 1G1JC5249S
Thank you all for your input. Everyone is truly a professional and I enjoy using this site because of this!!! This vehicle actually had three problems going on at the same time when the vehicle warmed up. During diagnostic checks and info sent to me, this vehi... Trouble codes: 27 (quad driver fault).
1997 Chevrolet C-Series Kodiak C7H042 6.0L right tank not pumpi VIN: 1GBJ7H1PXV
Thanks go out to Nick from NH who was in the know. This system of dual tanks takes fuel from the right side tank to equalize the left tank. The left tank feeds the motor with fuel. If the right side tank sender reads lower than 2 ohms the transfer pump will no...
1998 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 6.5L Misfire VIN: 1GBKC34F8W
thanks again to all who replied,,, we had another pump sent which we installed, still same problem, we talked to a man from stanadyne corp who looked into this for us, we had installed a dipaco rebuilt pump the man from stanadyne went to a meeting that day and... Trouble codes: 263 (misfire see text many misfire codes).
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GNEK13R9X
OK, it's over... We took it our back and shot it! (No, not really.) It is FIXED!!! Thanks to everybody and to this great data-base. It turned out to be the fuel pump as 95-percent of you suggested. What sent me off in the wrong direction was that I replaced th...
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Poor Idle Quality
Thanks to all who replied. I did finally find something in Alldata about getting the ECU re-programmed, so I sent the customer to the dealer to get that done. I had forgot to put in the original post that I had cleaned the throttle body when I replaced the man...
2003 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.8L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 2C8GP74L33
I received 6 replies, 3 pointng towards fuel delivery, 2 pointing towards crank sensor, and one recomended a PCM reflash. The fuel pressure and delevery check fine. The problem is so intermittent that it has only occured with my wife once and never again for m...
1994 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, very rich VIN: 1B4GH44R7R
The fix for this vehicle was replacing the Cam Position Sensor. The scan tool was only telling me that the sensor was creating a signal not if the signal was correct. When I hooked up the sensor to the lab scope the wave forms were all over the place. Thanks f...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B7H11Y6XK
It turned out to be the ECM, I put in a used one for 85 bucks and its running great. Thanks for all the help
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 8.0L Engine Oil VIN: 1B7KF23W9Y
Got suggections from intakes to heads on overheated vehicles. Turned out to be lower intake gaskets.
1998 Eagle Talon TSi 2.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: 4E3AL54F8W
The three replies were on target as far as checking basics, which procedures however, my request plainly stated had been done. My best help came from a short session in the Tech Chat. One of the guys put me on to checking the cam/crank signal waveform for prop...
1965 Ford MUSTANG 289CID wiper,temp guage VIN: 5F07C61719
i have yet to complete all repiar work, but have all the information i need, thanks to evey body who replied(tom,john,eric)the wire diagrams i recieved are great thanks again dennis
1997 Ford F-250 7.5L hard shift VIN: 1FTHW266XV
thanks to all who took the time to to help, unfortunatly the customer wont spend any more money on this problem so i have to close this one as a no repair. seems you can give all the free advice in the world, but when it comes to money its thanks but i will pa...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U7V
And Wade [...] wins the prize. Wade's response was a link to a website that had nearly the same problem as mine. Their car would set a light instantly, mine would take time to set, but would fail all KOEO tests. Anyway, the response was to test as I already d... Trouble codes: 443 (evap ctrl system purge control valve circ malf).
1998 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L No Start
Hi : I use the test light to check power and ground at pcm terminals and I found all the ground wires have power !!! The pcm has 8 ground wires,I cut off everyone,joint them together and ground it,engine start right up and runs o.k. One of the ground wire ...
1994 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L heater core VIN: 1GKFK16K5R
Well all good info from those that responded. Unfortunately the cust traded that rig in so we will never know what became of heater core #4. Paul
1997 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GTEK14R5V
We found that the pink wire going to the rear o2 sesnor on the right hand side had rubbed a sharp steel edge on the underneath body right above the transfer case where the is a very limited amount of room. Trouble codes: P0102 (mass air flow), P0340 (cam sensor).
2001 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 8.1L turn signal switch VIN: 1GTHK29G71
Thank You everyone for your rsponses!!! Could not have done it without your help. Got the tilt lever out by pulling it straiht out as I was told and yes it is in very tight. To get the air bag out, had to use a screw driver to release the retaining springs. On...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L abs VIN: SAJHX4XTC7
Don't know for certain what the ABS module detected. I suspect one of the front sensors has a problem and it will happen again. It would seem that in the process of replacing pads and rotors and one caliper as well as flushing the system, we developed some for...
2000 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L oil pressure VIN: 1J4FF27S5Y
I recieved 19 replies,several said they had past experience with this same problem and the cause was cam bearings.I ordered a short block from Jeep and installed it this week.I removed the camshaft from the old engine and the bearings were obviuosly bad.All th...
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L instrument ilumination VIN: JT8UF11E1R
thanks for all the input. it was the cluster/ballast. had repaired at mikado tech out of frisco. $245.00 for the repair and $60.00 freight. thanks again dan
1993 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM83W6P
Thanks to all who replied. After finally getting an ecm that would give me codes, I found a code 332. Looking in the fix database, it sent me directly to the passageway restriction. Cleaned passage at throttle plate & FIXED!!! Let me say that all of the info o...
2003 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L pats VIN: 1LNHM83WX3
ford dlr w/ all of the resources known to man struggled w/ pats issue off/on 3 weeks. the tech finally asked me to get used low mileage ip and this fixed the problem w/ kam. the theory was that my town had the pats contained in hec within the ip and according ...
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 2.8L engine dies VIN: 1130441201
Many excellent responses. Thanks to all. The function all leads to emission/decel of the injection pump. Problem most likely the solenoid on the back of the injection pump shorted out. Most replys were to disconnect the system. We found the throttle switch at ...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Hard Start When Warm VIN: WDBEA32E8R
The general consensus was that a defective fuel pressure regulator was at fault. I had checked the line previously, but did not note fuel in the vacuum line. However, since the regular was pointed to as a culprit on so many replies, we replaced it with a new...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDB1240281
Hi everybody, after all the replies that i got everybody pointed on air leakage and that's what i think too because of high idle almost 1200 rpm, but i checked all the vaccum hoses, even replaced the intake manifold complete with injectors and the car still th... Trouble codes: 022 (ca/ea signals emergency running).
1994 Mercury Tracer 1.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3MAPM12J5P
Thanks to all that responded! As I mentioned, I suspected IAC motor and did finally replace it with one from auto zone. I was unsure about that when i opened the box and saw greasy prints on the unit, but I tried it any way, no change, so i kept digging and tr...
1990 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L clutch VIN: JN1RZ24A6L
thanks to all who responded. joe from texas, jeff from arizona and jim from illinois were right on target. after bleeding the system first from the bleeder located near the right headlight [where there was a large air pocket] and then at the slave cylinder we ...
1993 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Stall VIN: JN1RZ24H7P
Thanks too all who responded and forwarded diagrams. Confusion over which of the two 'iac' valves did what was the issue. While All Data refers to the unit on the center of the manifold as a cold idle unit, it is in fact not. Several of you assured me that the...
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