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1999 Audi A4 2.8L Misfire VIN: WAUED28D2X
This car is a monster! It has had a missfire on Cylinder 1 with a slight lifter tick at times. We have VAGCOM and know how to use it. We have parked a donor car next to it and have a done full transplant of wires, coilpack,ECU's,changed spark plugs, moved inje...
2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L ride control VIN: WAUYP64B11
This vehicle has auto ride height control and can manually be controled. The highest ride height setting will only operate at speeds below 20 mph. The lowest setting is auto controled above 75 mph. The vehicle will vibrate at freeway speeds when the ride contr...
1987 Buick Regal GNX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1G4GJ1172H
This vehicle has a dead spot when taking off from a stop. It also dies when you let up on the throttle but not every time. When it first came in it would die every time until I changed the IAC motor it was staying at 140 all the time it now idles at 35-40. I h...
1998 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L no shift VIN: 1G4HR52K6W
customer complains about a no shift...and trans will not engage for certain periods of time. fluid level good and maintained. We thought about shift solenoid problem. performed scan with dtc 742 clutch fault code...On a subsequent test..engine would not start ...
1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L blower fan motor VIN: 1G6KD52B9S
this car came in with customer saying the blower fan doesn't work. i first thought it had the resistor under the hood that normally goes bad but this model doesn't have one. it has whats called a a/c prossessor (acp). i first checked the fuses. all seems to be...
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W7S
1994 Chevrolet P30 7.4L downshifts alone VIN: 1GBJP37N7R
Hi Guys this customer is a member of a caravan that is leaving tomorrow with or without him. In the mountains the transmission would shift into LOW gear on it's own going downhill. Usually it shifts down when the owner takes his foot off the accelerator. We ha...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina LS 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WN52X4S
Hello All. I'm going to apologize in advance for a long post. This vehicle has got me severely stressed out. The check engine lamp intermittently turns on for the P1403 code. I have cleaned out the passage numerous times thinking just maybe I didn't get enou... Trouble codes: P1403 (EGR Solenoid 1 Circuit Error)
1997 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L alarm VIN: 1G1ND52T4V
Car came in with dead battery. Found broken positive terminal. Replaced battery and car starts and runs fine, but the alarm system is sounding the horn constantly and there is a clicking noise like a flasher coming from under the dash. I have tried locking and...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L shift & tcc solenoid VIN: 1GNCT18W3V
This vehicle came in with codes for all five solenoids listed in the repair history above. After clearing codes, the Blazer ran good for a couple of weeks. When the truck came back, all five codes were back and the truck takes off from a stop in 2nd gear. All ...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Stall VIN: 2GCEK19R2W
I installed a new intake gaskets, valve cover gaskets, dist. cap & rotor. After I was done I went to start it and the truck stalled out. It started right back up and seems to run pretty good. Then the check engine light came on with a code P1345. I am not sure... Trouble codes: P1345 (Not sure)
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.0L Accessories VIN: 1GCHK23U51
I will probably need GM techs on this. This is my personal vehicle I purchased from a local company by auction. This is a crew cab 4wheel drive "plain jane" but got it for only $3500 and drive it away (WOW). Very good body too! Anyhow, I purchase a '04 Avalanc...
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L transmission 3/4 shift VIN: 3B7HF13Z6T
96 dodge shifts points alittle high at all speeds. Lock-up torque convertor works OK. Once the transmission warms up falls out of 3/4th gears. Had scanner on, wouldn't shift to 3/4 th gears when warmed up. Got good reverse, got good 1st gear, and 2nd gear appe...
1998 Dodge B1500 3.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2B6HB11X9W
Know motor has missfire in cyl #5 at cruise and decel sent ecm out to be tested and reprogramed we warantied plugs,wires,cap,rotor just to be sure no change replaced injector in cyl #5 no change ,replaced cam.pickup,crank pickup. no change ck all wiring from e...
2000 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L Blower/ Blower Resistor VIN: 1B3EJ46X6Y
Hello everybody. I have a 2000 Dodge Stratus that will burn out blower resistors. We did an amp draw on the motor, 4, 7, 11, 17, amps respectively. The motor and resistor were replaced. After the first day, the vehicle was back with a blown resistor. We felt t...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 3.9L No Start VIN: 2B6HB11XX2
I have a 2002 ram van with a 3.9l V6 that has no spark. Watching the scan tool I can see the ckp and cmp signal counting up and my sync says "ok". It shows RPM during cranking. My injectors are pulsing. I have power on my positive side of my coil from the ASD ...
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck ST 5.9L steering box VIN: 3D7KU28C34
This truck has a lack of power assist at parking lot speed. It it worse turning left. It stops turning before it hits the steering stops. The steering damper was disconnected with no improvement. The suspension looks fine. We replaced the gearbox, still no imp...
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Starting VIN: 1FTJW36F0T
This well cared for truck has a long crank time hot or cold. The gow plugs all checked good, the ICP% cranking is 15%. I removed the plug in the top of the high pressure pump reservior and plugs in the high pressure rail after the truck sat three days and they...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1FMZU34E9X
Hello Ford drivetrain specialists. We have this '99 Explorer here with the Borg Warner 4405 transfer case. If you turn the dash switch to 4 HI from auto position, it will illuminate the 4 hi light and will feel like something shifts. If you apply power in D or...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FTNX21F6X
Truck came in making a loud noise from the bell housing cover area. removed cover inspected, no evidence of damage but extreamly loud from area. Checked IATN found several posts pointing to flywheel which is exactly what it sounds like. Ordered flywheel and pu...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Very noisy VIN: 1FTNW21F1X
Please help me before my co-workers throw me out into the cold! This truck is so loud. The only noise I can relate to is the worn out dualmass flywheel rattling @ idle. This is an automatic trans. We removed the dustplate and inspected the flywheel for cracks....
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Timing Chain VIN: 1FTRX17L3Y
This truck came to us today with a noise...sounds like a rubbing noise from the left front of engine. We pulled the timing cover to find the timing chain for the left cam rubbing on the oil pump. It will not rub just cranking with the starter but you can plai...
2002 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMZU62E92
Vehicle shifts slow and harsh when going into reverse and 1st gear intermediatly. We have the vehicle coming in on Monday the 6th. The fluid is at the proper level and looks good and clean. Did the fluid level check as per Ford. The customer said the vehicle w...
2005 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTRF12W75
pickup came in with diesel fuel in tank. gas supplier accidently dumped diesel into customer's gasoline tank, and they filled truck without knowing it. i would like to know if there is any way to turning on fuel pump without a bi directionan scan tool. my modi...
1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L vcm ebcm VIN: 1GKDT13WXW
Vehicle came in with 3 codes. C0222 (Rt front signal missing) C0226 (left front signal missing) C0236 (rear signal missing). After road test with both front signals there, but no rear mph. Cleared codes and C0236 reappeared immediately upon movement and comes ...
2000 GMC Jimmy Diamond Edition 4.3L HVAC /ABS Light VIN: 1GKDT13W5Y
About to the end with this one and I'm fishing for ideas. The climate control on this is cycling when system is shut off. Also will shut down and restart in manual operation. When it is acting up the ABS light is also coming on and I lose communication with AB...
2003 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4.2L suspension VIN: 1GKET16S03
Sounds like stones in a can over bumps while driving in town just inside from L.R by wheel (heard while sitting in back of truck). No stones have been found anywhere in this area. Disabled L.R. link (as per bulletin) and drove with tech in back of truck (I tho...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L transmission VIN: IHGEM22971
Hello to all, I am reposting this request from December,last year. This is my daughters car and originally the transmission was slipping from 3rd to 4th and had a whining noise.Since we don't do automatics,I sent it to the shop I have been using for years fo...
1998 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJF24M6W
vehicle came in today with the check engine likght on and with no other symptoms. i hooked up the snap on scanner and got a p0501 no vss signal code. ran the vehicle on the lift and the speedometer works correctly but the data screen reading for the vss shows ... Trouble codes: P0501
1998 Hyundai Accent GSi 1.5L monitors incomplete VIN: KMHVD34N8W
I've been trying to do a smog check on this car, but it keeps failing because the monitors won't run. In California, on this year car, it is allowed for 2 monitors to be incomplete. This car still has 3 incomplete. The customer has driven it over 250 miles, so...
1994 Isuzu mpr 1.8L wipers VIN: JALB4B1KXR
once again we have to turn to the great guys here. this vehicle came in with no wipers working at all. we have voltage on one wire , but no diagram, we have talked to both the local dealers and they offer no help. my alldata and mitchell do not show this vehic...
2002 Isuzu Axiom XS 3.5L fuel, speedo VIN: 4S2CE58X24
has codes p0463 and p0502 but I tested all and never found any problem other than shorted vss and poss fuel gauge has anyone had any problems with these. I found some tsb's but none for this ,any help will be appreciated...thanks Chris
2000 Jaguar XJR 4.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA158YM
After reading a days worth of downloads from the (Jag-war) information web site, I couldn’t find any conclusive information that a new electronic throttle has to be version coded. Can anyone concur to my findings? I did read that voltage settings of the thrott... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
1996 Lexus LS400 4.0L Unknown VIN: JT8UF22E3T
Hi guys, I got this 1996 Lexus LS400 customer concern when engine get hot, comes to stop & engine dies out, restart the car is fine, the second he moves the shifter to drive engine dies out, he has to let it cool down for approx 30 second ,then drives fine no ...
1993 Mazda MPV Passenger 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LV5226P
Van comes in with MIL on. Cannot retreive codes using the brick, Mastertech, or grounding TEN to GND in the diagnostic connector. MIL just stays on, won't flash or send codes. It seems like the clock has struck thirteen (G)
1994 Mazda B2300 2.3L Spark VIN: 4F4CR16A9R
Came in with no spark and it has power to the coils and ignition module. Tried to test cam and crank sensors with Modis at crank. Mixed signals, tried new cam sensor and another computer. No help, still no spark. Before I go for the crank sensor, has anyone ru...
2001 Mazda Tribute DX 3.0L Misfire VIN: 4F2YU06121
hey guys this one came from another shop, it has a misfire on number 2 intermittently. it has had the injector replaced the coil and all the plugs and has also had a 3m injector clean. i dont whant to spend ay more of this guys money and number 2 is under the ... Trouble codes: P0302
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E3T
Okay Guys, This is a wierd one. This car had all of its maintenance done, 90k service completed on schedule and I am at a loss to know where to begin. The MIL light comes on intermitently yet this machine sets NO codes. It comes on, check for codes and none f...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L headlights VIN: WDBRF45W01
Hello Sometimes headlights will turn on with lights switch on off position. Sometimes will turn off, sometimes will keep on untill ignition is turned off. Is it a typical SAM module problem? Thanks
1997 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L No Start VIN: 4M2DV111XV
This critter drove in and ran good. Customer wanted milegae service done. We changed the timing belt, water pump, spark plugs, hoses, oil and filter. Double checked timing marks. Started engine, ran for about 5 minutes, a/c clicked on ( defroster), engine died...
1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2XV11T5X
Hello Friends, Has anyone run across a P0745 (pressure control solenoid) in one of these vehicles? I searched the Knowledge base and there is only one post,(someone repaired it with a new resistor) as well as the trans forum. In the trans forum this code was ... Trouble codes: P0745 (Pressure control solenoid)
1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT Spyder SL 3.0L rear truck lid VIN: JA3AV65JXS
we pull the switch to operate the top however when you start to open top it stops then you let the switch go and try again works a bit and then stops this happens through out the whole operation of the top. weird thing is that there is a seperate switch just f...
2001 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L noise VIN: 1NGMD27T81
Hi and thanks in advance. Heard a slight rough/bearing type noise from supercharger before service was started. The noise could be heard when lightly revving the engine with no load. After belts were installed, the noise got significantly louder and the engin...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DRO7451
enough is enough! i need help with this one. this thing will idle fine for a while, then for a short time missfire, then code p1320 will pop up. no missfire codes at all. if you snap the throttle, it will die then p1140 p1145 will pop up. unable to find a good... Trouble codes: P1230, P0430, P1140, P1145
1997 Oldsmobile Achieva S 3.1L theft detterent VIN: 1G3NL52M8V
this car has the theft detterent system and it is activated, after replacing the lock cylinder, we get a code p1629 code theft detterent crank signal malfunction. going through the diagnostic chart it tells me to check serial data line for shorts to ground and...
1975 Plymouth Scamp 5.2L Instrument cluster VIN: VH23G5B107
Fellow techs'trying to locate used instrument cluster for this 75 scamp .Any help appreciated.Ronnie
1993 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Surge, Stall, warning chime VIN: 1G2HX53L8P
randomly warning chime will come on, all warning lights come on. When this occurs will die if coming to stop, will not if driving, will stay on for short (seconds) as well as long periods (several miles). Will restart after it dies. No codes are present
1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L over heating VIN: 1G2NE52TXS
The water pump was replaced with a new one, the radiator and head gasket was also replaced it also had a large amount of rust in the bock. both hoses have ben replaced also all passages have been found clear t-stat was replaced first. fan works and it dosent o...
2002 Saturn L200 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1G8JU54F82
Posting for a friend in another shop. This vehicle has a random missfire code for cyls 1 & 4. The vehicle had the same problem 700 miles ago and the tech replaced the coil pack and module for those cylinders. Vehicle came in today with exactly the same problem... Trouble codes: P00, 300 (Random Missfire)
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L a/t temp light VIN: 1J36E9Y27Y
When I replaced the engine the second time and started vehicle, the A/T temp light continues to flash. There are no Trans codes present, However, the CHECK ENGINE LIGHT comes on with P0748 - PRESSURE CONTROL SOLENOID (LINE PRESSURE DUTY SOLENOID) ELECTRICAL du...
1987 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: JT3FJ60GXH
We had just put a Jasper engine in this LC and I had posted about low power, that turned out to be the distributor being bad. The customer had it 2-3 weeks and called saying it was running poorly. When we got it it was dumping fuel in the carb at idle and blow...
1994 Toyota Camry 2.2L forward clutch pack VIN: JHTZ-10564
Hi this is my first overhule try and this is my own car. the trans model is A140L the same like A140E. Take it off pull it apart, all pistons and cluch packs are replaced. I need clearance specs for the packs and explode view for the body valve any other view....
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L dash, a/c VIN: WVWPD63B7X
Sometimes when driving down the road most of the dash lamps - abs, brake lamp,oil pressure, etc will come on on the dash. Sometimes when this happens A/C will quit working. We had another customer that had a similiar problem and he took it to the dealer for r...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Warning light for brake pad wear VIN: WVWAH63B41
Hello VW techs. We received this car from a disgruntled customer from the local MIDAS store, where they claim they only installed a set of front pads with sensors built in. I orderted a set of pads from VW to test with but the brake pad warning light still sta...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: C11M407989
code P1424 or VAG 17832 no info in mitchell or vw manual air pump is alittle noisy, but runs when it is suppose to. I think it is the pump, but it is spendy and would like to confirm it before we install a new pump anybody seen this before? thanks for the help... Trouble codes: P1424 (Sec. air leak)
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L Stall
Hi all and thanks in advance.Customer was driving and car stalled,pulled over and it started back up.Drove to work ,turned off car would not restart.When you turn the ignition on the horn blows(not the security horn, the regular horns in front of the radiator)...
1995 Volvo 850 T-5R 2.3L Stall VIN: YV1LS571XS
hi guys this ones driving me crazy ,its so intermittent that I cant duplicate it ,what I did find is that if I unplug the iac valve it does not stall at always stall at idle when you come to a stop, it also surges a little at cruise as well, thanks mike... Trouble codes: P0400

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Cooling Systems VIN: WBAGJ8328W
thanx to all who replied you hit the nail right on the head the valley pan was the culprit
1993 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G6KY5299P
thanks to all who responded. no vacuum lines were attached to either the fuel pressure regulator nor the map sensor. replacing the upper and lower intake gaskets resolved the problem. once again thanks!
1995 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L heat VIN: 1G1BL82P7S
After taking apart all heater hoses, found a valve stem from another shop in a metal tube...didn't expect this one.
1997 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L power sliding door VIN: 1GNDX06E2V
I want to thank: Bill [...] wrote, 'one is the module getting power and ground and you didnt say whether or not the switch is transfering gro...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L engine VIN: 1GNDT13W4X
No awnsers on this one guys, didnt find the reason but I have done hundreds of intakes and I'm not doing any more 4.3s I can promise you that. Thanks for all the replies and advise Steve.
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L unknown VIN: 1GCEK19T6X
This truck is finally fixed!!! We sent it to another shop that is equipped with a TECH 2 scanner to run the abs pump for bleeding. The tech that was working on it removed vacuum from the booster while it was running and the person inside the truck said when he...
1999 Chevrolet K3500 7.4L fuel guage VIN: 1GCHK33JXX
What I found is the 1999 model can be either a 1998 or 2000 when it comes to service data ,the tech at the chevy dealer told me this .The 1999 is a simple old time system like we are used to working on for years. I called a service tech at Speedoservice in Atl...
2000 Chevrolet C3500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GCGC33R5Y
Hello all and thank you for all your help. This had us scratching our heads for longer than it should have. I guess you should always stick to the basics. With some advice from Bobby [...], we removed upper plenum, disabled ignition system and tested for leak... Trouble codes: P0172 (ft rich b1).
2001 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L Park/Courtesy VIN: 2G1FP22K51
Thanks to all that replied...this customer was not a regular or from this area...I felt as along with others that this car needed to end up at the dealer or someplace that has a Tech 2. I needed to close this post and say I'm sorry to not have the final fix. T...
2003 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.3L driveline? VIN: 1GNFH15T33
Thanks to the Chevy experts- the driveshaft slip yoke was the culprit. We called 2 area local dealerships and one played stupid about the lube, and the other one claimed to never have stocked it, so instead of delaying the fix further we pulled the driveshaft-...
1999 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L Blower Motor
100% of the replies instructed me to check or replace the blower motor and resistor due to high amp draw. I replaced them both last week while in Chicago with OE parts. So far the blower motor is working perfectly. Who would think in these modern times that th...
1988 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1B7GR64X2J
Thanks for all the replys - had some good suggestions- Lloyd from CO had the fix. Replaced the fuel injectors in the throttle body. They ohm out with in spec's but when the charging system brought system voltage above 13 Volts they could not handle the increas...
1995 Dodge Neon Sport 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B3ES67CXS
I was able to get the vehicle to run a lot better by replacing the plugs and the wires, like almost everybody said, but I never could figure out what the 85 code undocumented meant on the scanner, I would clear the codes, and it would come back within a minute... Trouble codes: 85 (undocumented code).
1999 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L Extended crank VIN: 1B3ES42C9X
Well I need to close this before it gets too late. I should have the car back in about a week. I will have it for a while so that I can check the cam movement like everyone said too. I will come back and update this after I fix it. Thanks for all the help Stan...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 8.0L Transfer case VIN: 3B7KF23W8X
I eventually simply pulled the actuator out of the axle to manually engage it or disengage the axle. Same sound when engaged. I pulled the inspection cover off of the Tranfer case and found one of the three dogs that surround the synchro slider resting ON the ...
1999 Dodge Durango 5.9L abs module
Hi, my post was more a question than a technical i haven't fixed it yet. Most of the replies agreed with the four local chrysler dealers i called, that the vin can't be changed once the module is installed . only the pinion factor can be changed (for d...
2000 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L 2-4 solenoid VIN: 1B3EJ46X4Y
I tested all the solenoids, speed sensors, and checked all connectors I could not come up with anything wrong. This is the first time I have used this service and I thank all who tried to help I really learned alot that my Mitchell On-Demand doesn't tell me. I...
2003 Dodge Durango Sport 4.7L brake system VIN: 1D4HS38N83
Thanks for all the great inforamtion on this Durango. I'm happy to say it is fixed. and the brakes work perfectly. It seems in my haste I installed the brake calipers on the wrong side, as several of you had made mention. Corrected the mistake and bled the sys...
1980 Fiat 124 Spider 2.0L No Start VIN: 124CS00017
thanks to all that gave help. wound up being the ignition module. after all the replies and a little digging for wiring diagrams found the problem quickly. so thanks to all!
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTEX14N1R
Thanks for all the help guys. We did find that the TPS was bad and replaced it. We did try a new ford EVR solenoid but that did not make any difference. This truck's biggest problemn was that it was loaded with carbon and needed to be cleaned. We also replaced...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No communication VIN: 1FMDU34X9S
It doesn't happen to us often, but this customer pulled the Explorer and never returned. We never had the chance to continue diagnostics and he told my service advisor that since it was a transmission problem; he was going to AAMCO! Thanks to all for the rep...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP52UXS
FIXED !!! I had checked the grounds at the radiator support forward of the radiator. (It was one of the first things you great tech's mentioned) I had clamped my testlight on the positive post and probed the wires for ground. I GOT GROUND, the testlight had a ...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on, p0500 VIN: 2FMDA5141W
Hi Again I knew this was an easy one, located same place as most dodge. Could'nt see it for the exhaust,the heat shield, and motor mount. After removing the mount and heat shield no problem. I was pretty sure that it was there just couldnt see it. THANKS ... Trouble codes: P0500.
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L engine VIN: 1FDWF37FX1
first off thanks guys for the help i did some more checking of the engine then pulled the injectors and sent them to get tested found that there was six bad ones also three injector sleeves where leaking antifreeze i didnt see any sign of this when i took fuel...
2004 GMC Yukon XL 2500 SLE 6.0L Blower motor VIN: 1GKGK26U44
I want to thank all that replied. I feel Aran from Utah hit the nail on the head. This truck belongs to the owner of the company I work for. It is going to go back to the dealer for about the tenth time with problems in the all wheel steering system. They will...
1992 Honda Civic DX 1.5L engine VIN: NO VIN
Ok this one is fixed!! Most of the replies stated that the camshaft should work with this engine. One reply asked if the distributor was for the right application. Further investigating proved that the wrong distributor was in the car. Replaced the unit with a...
1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S6CM58W5X
hello, i have not fixed this vehicle. i have vehicle at dealer waiting for their diagnosis. i feel as most of you do, that it is out of time. unfortunately, my tech is at his wits end with this one. we had never had heads off a passport before and i believe we...
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Fuel gauge,speedometer VIN: JHLRD78872
Hi Guys, Thanks for your responses. I was not successful in my attempts to repair this CRV. The problem is intermittent. The things you shared I had already tried and I had even replaced the tank unit. The gauge responded to all the test in All Data showing to...
1991 Isuzu Amigo S 2.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JAACR01E3M
Most thought the PCM was at fault. They suggested checking all power and grounds. The PCM was a dealer item and listed for $1400.00 and was too much money to put into the vehicle. Trouble codes: 61 (Mass Air Flow).
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.8 2.8L No Start VIN: WDBEA28E1P
Based upon experience' knowledge from IATN members and the customer telling us to hurry the heck up ew replaced the crank sensor and overvoltage relay. No problems since. Thanks group.
1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L abs VIN: WDBLJ65G7W
Hi Fellows ! After consideration about the suggestion in the replies. We replace the often failed brake light switch.Also the brake booster like Ron from CA & Robert from WA. After clear the codes & good test drive the codes for BAS release switch & yaw rate s...
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L 4 th shift VIN: 4A3AX35G5W
We got the car back from the Trans shop not fixed. They tried a used computer, new 4th gear clutch, and the usual ground and wiring checks. Because it was happening so quickly I thought it must be an electrical problem. Because it wouldn't happen until the c...
1996 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31D5T
After blocking off the EGR passages (as described in the update), the customer picked up the car and left knowing that the EGR would set a code. It was idling fine. Trouble codes: P0505 (idle control), P0325 (knock sensor), P0304 (misfire 4).
1996 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: IN4BU31D1T
hey guys i want to start off thanking every one of the replies to this very frustrating car let me try the best i can to tell you what i did i got a few emails about a egr valve and one stood out kelly [...] thank you for your persistance about that took back o...
2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.2L instrument cluster VIN: 1GHDT13S32
After checking battery connections and replacing ignition switch, I ended up having to replace instrument cluster. That cured it. Thanks for all the responses.
1995 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L Electronic VIN: 2G2FV22P7S
finally took the car to a different dealer and had ecm programmed and it runs and shifts like it should. don't always trust the dealer to do things right. the first one even told me that 'they do not make those kinds of errors'. well, i got my money back from ...
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1G2WK52J02
Vehicle is finally fixed! Turned out it was the converter plugged up. Appreciate all your help!!
1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CB2964M
Well this was a strange one, Someone had infact 'adjusted' the air flow swiper...they had left the set screw loose and the swiper had moved full left... This was giving the car way too much fuel at idle but more interesting the swiper would move completely off...
1998 Subaru Legacy Brighton 2.2L overheating VIN: 4S3BK4259W
Thanks for the replies.I went in today and got the engine warm and did a leak down test. Cyl's 1 & 3 came up with air bubbles in the rad.So I called headgaskets and might rec rad due to mileage and suggestions.the 92 subaru ended up just being a t-stat.Great j...
2004 Subaru Outback 2.5L mounts VIN: 4S3BH67594
I did some detailed looking at the mounts and couldn't see anything wrong, (you never can) Ended up replacing them myself as I didn't feel like a pissing contest with the dealer. The problem is about 98% better and I can live with it. Thanks to all who replied...
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