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1978 American Motors AMX 5.0L oil galleys VIN: 123ABC1231
One of the guys in the shop is building a 360 for his spirit. There are 2 oil galleys behind the timing chain that are open after installing a complete frost plug kit. The holes are 1/4" NPT. Are these holes designed to be plugged solid?
1987 Audi 5000 S 2.2L No Start VIN: WAUEE0445H
Hi Guys This Audi came in with the hall conector broken on dist. Replaced the distributor, carefully setting to the index marks on the dist. housing and dead center on the rotor,( there is no index mark on the hall plate). Anyways it takes 3 to 5 trys at cran...
1999 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L tcc VIN: WAUBG34D8X
Overhauled trans with all new soft parts, factory new pump assy, factory new electronics, good quality rblt convertor, cust brought back after install with complaint of TCC hunting. Verified when driven in normal automatic mode, TCC appeared to apply & release...
2001 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC68DX1
Car sets code for camshaft actuator ckt intermittant, checked wireing- ok, tried new actuator, no fix, no driveability issues, Ran output test with VAG-COM, solenoid clicks, confirmed activation with lab scope, ran camshaft control test in basic settings group... Trouble codes: 17939 (camshaft position actuator ckt intermittant)
1986 BMW 325 2.7L Surge VIN: WBAAB540XH
Customer got this car for free. Came in on a tow truck. I went to start it and it fired right up. Took it for a quick drive. It ran pretty good under slight to heavy acceleration. Put new brakes on it and changed oil. Brought it in this afternoon to put in a h...
1997 BMW 318is 1.9L Misfire, hard starting VIN: WBABE8322V
Goodevening BMW techs.This little BMW is driving me crazy.It is very hard to start cold.I have to hold the accelerator pedal wide open,and when it finally does start it misfires like crazy on cylinders number 3 and 4 for about a minute,until it warms up a bit,...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Starting VIN: WBADM6340Y
kind of at my wits end here. vehicle came in with an intermittent no start condition. the intermittent part is not consistent. might be weeks or several times in same day. i was able to duplicate problem long enough to verify no power to starter solenoid when ...
1991 Buick Century Custom 3.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G4AH5YN1M
hi guys i need some help costumer complane when car goes over 55mph it buckes tem light flashes and check engine light on steady then begins to flash and stalls out i pull the car in and chck for codes found 27 secound gear switch or circuit prob,26 quad drive... Trouble codes: 27 (2nd gear switch or circuit problem), 26 (quad driver module failure), 21 (throttle position sensor/circuit high), 43 (esc module for sensor circuit problem), 48 (misfire/fuel/ignition problem), 14 (coolant tem signal low or shorted)
2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1L cruise control VIN: 2G4WS52J92
Hey techs, Customer states cruise control quit working when he stop briefly on the highway. Then he hit resume, the c/c never came back on. We hooked up snap on scanner and received a P1554 code. (The PCM detects a cruise control engaged signal from the cruis...
1998 Cadillac Catera 3.0L speedometer VIN: W06VR52R2W
Hi everybody : Somebody installed a aftermarket (SONY) stereo and the speedometer stop working after a week driving,it also set a pcm code "vss signal out of range",but if you disconnect the radio and reconnected again,the speedometer will start working again...
1992 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L module VIN: 1GKDT13WGN
this lady lives two miles down a dirt road twenty miles from town. she comes to town every day. she always puts it in 4wd to drive on the dirt (even on the 4th of july) and two on the paved. about every 2 months the module goes bad...won't even blink the light...
1993 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 5.0L master cylender VIN: 1GCFC24H2P
I have never had a problem bleeding brakes untill know. The truck came in with little or not brake pedel. Replaced master cyl. and bleed system. It know stopes but not as good as it should. After reading the fixes in the arcives. I replaced the dump valve. No ...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Misfire VIN: 2GCEK19R0V
This vehicle will misfire at idle and inproves off idle. I would suspect broken intake gasket but the plug shows no sign of oil fouling. Can this spider injection system cause a single cyliner misfire? Can there be a vac leak where it will not suck oil from li... Trouble codes: P0161, P0507 (Idle system hi Idle), P0306 (Cylinder 6 misfire detected)
1997 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L timing chain VIN: 2GCEC19M2V
Customer has installed timing chain out by about 7 teeth and yeah it would not start. Anyhow I have this thing apart and was wondering if this engine is interference fit. Can it bend valves? The engine seems very hard to turn over by hand(pipe wrench on crank ...
1997 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, No Power VIN: 1GCCS1440V
This post is for my satisfaction don,t think they have money to fix problem. Truck has no power.Max rpm is 2500.Checked converter first then unhooked pipe at manifold exhaust ok.All cylinders misfire about the same. Vacuum low map running engine rich can,t fin... Trouble codes: P0300, P0107
1998 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Theft Deterrent VIN: 2G1WL5ZM1W
Thanks ahead of time for any possible help on this. I have a 98' Chevy Lumina, 3.1L that when you turn the key nothing happens as far as starter operation. I feel the problem lies in the theft deterrent module. I checked resistance of both ignition keys custom...
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L valves VIN: 1G1JC5246X
hello, car came in for rough running,took compression ck,two cyls.no compression.removed head , 2 bent valves,removed timing cover ,ck chain,ok,head done over,replaced lifters,drove around for a day,ran great,customer took car,4 days later.car back in for roug...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Stall VIN: 1GCEC14W1X
Truck dies intermittently for owner, has never failed for us. Has never set any codes. Have checked all the basics and they appear fine. Replaced ignition switch first because it was also having starting problems. Starting problems are gone but not the stallin...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCEC14W7Y
This vehicle initially came in with the classic gm truck no start condition. Upon locating an inop fuel pump we also noticed a sticky substance around the filler neck. It appears that this customer was the recipient of some vandalism. After removing the tank w...
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L dash lights VIN: 3GNFK16T0Y
Vehicle was at another shop for replacement of the four wheel drive switch. After new switch was installed the dash lights no longer worked. Shop A put a new switch in the truck with no change. We first discovered that we had no power at the illumination fuse....
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 1GNFK16Z72
we have a 4l60 trans with a 1-2 hard upshift(bangs). that is the only time you feel the bang shift is doing the 1 -2 upshift - you do not feel it in any other gear or on downshift. we serviced trans and installed new pan gasket and filter. there was no metal i...
1990 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L Anti-theft VIN: 1C3XY66RLD
Good evening, I have this Fifth Ave here that I believe has the alarm system always armed. The lights blink sometimes, the horn blows occasionaly, and the car starts and dies. Unlocking the passenger door with the key does not disarm it like it always did befo...
1995 Chrysler LHS 3.5L No Start, floods out VIN: 2C3HC56F6S
good afternoon to all.this thing towed in this am for cranks no start.found flooded replaced 6 plugs and changed oil and filter (oil full of gas)rechecked same problem.no codes stored,cam and crank sensors ok,coolant temp at ambient temp.map and tps ok.only re...
1997 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L Stall VIN: 3C3EL55H6V
This vehicle has died twice in three days of checking it out. It only had a fault code this last time when we went to get it as it died on the road. It started and we drove it back to the shop where it is running fine today. The code description from the scann... Trouble codes: 11 (Ignition crank circuit)
1991 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L no upshift from 2nd to 3rd VIN: 1B4GK54ROM
Hello all I am hoping if someone has seen this before. Sometimes after starting the vehicle the van will preform normally but will not shift up from 2nd gear if you shut the vehicle off wait a minute then restart it the vehicle now shifts normally. A fellow te...
1994 Dodge Ram 1500 3.9L Rear wheels VIN: 1B7HC16X4R
Hello from Houston: I have this 94 Ram 1500 Pickup that the rear wheels are locking almost at the same time you apply the brakes. A couple months ago truck came in a hook with a right rear wheel cylinder leaking. At the time, we replaced both wheel cylinders ...
1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1B3AD56T6S
This one is driving me more crazy than I already am. This car has a cut out that lasts for a second while ideling or acelerating constantly,every 5 to 15 seconds. The car does not stall and starts fine,no backfireing. When putting the timing light on it the ig...
1995 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L No Start VIN: 1B3ES47CXS
car was towed in. tested for spark. has spark on all cylinders. has injector pluse on cylinders #3 and #4. has no injector pluse on cylinders #1 and #2. ASD RELAY SENDS POWER TO INJECTORS PCM WILL NOT FIRE INJECTORS. tested wiring from injector to computer - o...
1998 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Heater directional signals radio VIN: 35WR748145
Check all wiring harness checked all grounds Spent alot of shop time on the vehicle. Still have not found problem.
1998 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L No Start VIN: 1B7GG22Y4W
i have a 98 pick-up that want start. i just replaced the eng with a used one the truck ran fine before just had a knock. i used cam & crank sensor, flywheel, harness from the original motor to avoid any problems but i can't seam to get any fire. there are no c...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L wait time VIN: 1B7KF236XX
Same owner from day one -maintenence usualy done on time . 215,000mi 55,200 run cycles with florida summer to maine winter driving. Truck neverhad a fast start issue above 40 degrees. Then wait to start cycle followed in cold weather.Check engine light came on...
2001 Dodge Neon 2.0L power distribution VIN: 1C3ES46C61
see above
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3D7KU28D33
this problem happens about 2-3 times a week.no power and irractic idle.could not find a vaccumn leak on short check.if you turn ignition off it seems to reset and idles and drives ok.dealer tried to repair by flashing pcm.we have only spent about 15 min on thi... Trouble codes: P2106 (etc forced limited power), P2173 (hi air flow---vacumn leak detected)
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U1S
This car runs bad when cold, when you turn the key on service engine soon light flashes fast and then starts flashing codes with check engine light. when car is warm check engine light is on solid. I have cleaned and check grounds. any help would be awesome.
1996 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L whistle noise VIN: 1FTCR15X3T
Hi Ford Techs, Thanks in advance for any help on this one. I've got a 1996 ranger that makes a howling/ whistling sound from the intake area. It starts when you drive it for while when it's cold outside. When it starts it will continue until you shut the motor...
2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FAFP3839Y
I am stumped with this one. On take off if you give it full trottle it will fall flat on its face and as long as you hold it to the floor it will chug along. If you let off a little it will take off and go. I have checked tps right at sensor and did a record w...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FDWX36F9Y
Hey all, I've got this diesel F350 here with a 4R100 and it shift's 1-2 and thats it. Codes are: Internal control module ROM error and 2-3 shift error along with a few fuel management codes. Data stream info looks normal on test drive. Checked wiring and harne...
1997 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GKDT13W4V
Need help guys with this one. this is a 233 electronic transfer case. Truck bought at used car dealer auction by local dealer another shop had installed a remanufactured transfer case shift motor but transfer case still would not shift. Dealer brought vehicle ...
1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L Heater System VIN: 1GKDT13W3W
For sone time now, this vehicle has been producing insufficient heat - Have replaced heater core and heat/defrost door in heater box, multiple thermostats - last one was OE, and water pump due to leaking (New - not reman). Still does not produce good heat and ...
1998 GMC W3500 2.4L No 3-4 VIN: J8DB4B14XX
Howdy folks, maybe someone else has run into this issue. I have a 4/98 W3500 series Tiltmaster truck with the turbo diesel motor and an Aisin Sieke (450-43LE)trans. It's problem is no 4th gear when you drive it. I can put the truck in the air drive it up to 3r...
2003 GMC Savana 1500 5.3L cluster VIN: 1GDFH15T93
This vehicle has already been to a dealer and the ignition switch was replaced. Customer drove vehicle on weekend and after a couple hours of driving everything was lost again. Any ideas?
2002 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58D52
Check engine light on cleared codes and light comes cannot find a description for the one code ,also fuel sender reading empty and low fuel light flashing . Any help would be appreciated and thanks in advance. Trouble codes: 463 (voltage high from fuel sender), 1627 (cannot find a description)
1989 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4FJ57L7K
Hello Techs. I have a Jeep that will start and run while cold but will die when warmed up and not start for 10 to 20 minutes. THe engine will stall if you move the throttle off of idle and if held will die. After that it won't start. Spark is good and fuel pre...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1J4GZ78S2R
Please read all info before making suggestion and thanks for your input.Vehicle runs fine cold but after about 10-20 minutes of warm up it will miss violently on acceleration and will make you think that you are not going to get back. It had a computer for a 9...
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L camshaft VIN: 1J4GL48K42
Greeting folks. I have a dilema that perhaps someone can help me with. We have this jeep that came in here running rough at idle. Pep boys sold them a complete tune up & injectors. It came to me after the problem still existed. I checked compression & found #2...
1999 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KNAFB1213X
Hi all! This Kia has a misfire at idle only. As soon as you come off idle, the car smooths out and runs fine. Power level is good on test drive. Car originally came in for battery meltdown...seems customer let her boyfriend try to jump start another car and li...
2000 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Electronic VIN: SALPV1442Y
Truck came in with tranfer case locking up. We replaced the case and now the transmission will not go in to gear unless you pull the shifter in to low then back to drive. The transmission will then shift ok, turn off restart same thing again. No codes in syste...
1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L No Start, RUNS MOMENTARLY VIN: JT8GK13T8R
no run condition, engine starts for just a moment then dies. p1500 only in check mode. all data test checked sta signal at ecm . o.k then procceded to diag by symptom. does no start,1s 1st checked ecm power source circuit. o.k led us back to diag by symptom???... Trouble codes: P1500 (ignition system malfunction)
1988 Mazda B2200 2.2L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JM2UF1138J
Does anyone out there have a good source for reman catalytic converters. I have a front that is broken up possibly from that BB in the EGR hose. It is the one bolted to the bottom of the exhaust manifold. Thanks!
1997 Mazda Miata 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JM1NA3530V
This engine will idle poorly and stall after warm up. The engine is obviously misfiring, but does not set codes. We were able to observe fuel trim when condition was occuring and found fuel trim to vary wildly and rapidly, (25% too 0%) and then open loop fault...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: 1YVGE22C4V
Car Came in On the Hook, Broken timing belt tensioner. Of course the valves were bent so we replaced the timing belt and did a valve job. We put it together, started fine except we could not get the lifters to quiet up. Ran it for a while still no change and d...
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28G8Y
Hey all ya'll Mazda gurus and all others too, I hope to get a little info on this IMRC system before I go into the intake manifold to eyeball the flutter valves. I can't seem to find any info on which position (cable pulled or relaxed) has on the position of... Trouble codes: P1518, P1523
1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L interior lights VIN: WDBHA29G8W
Customer came in with several electrical problems. One of them the interior dome light not working. Would not fade off or come on when you open the door and would not turn off when car was started.And when it did come on they stayed on. Replaced interior cont...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L cv joint boot VIN: WDBJH82F1X
Hi guys you mb guys,where can I get a FRONT INNER CV Boot for this 4matic wagon I see worldpac, Imc ect all have outer boots but no inner my local supplier called the rebuilder and they have no idea ,my mb dealer says I must buy an axle (1000 beans) It looks t...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L oil level VIN: 4JGAB72E1Y
Hi all.Have this Mercedes with an oil consumption problem. Customer says it will lose a quart in 600mi to a quart and a half in 1200 miles. He also says there is a class action law suit dealing with this problem. Is this true? Being in Anaconda Mt, I dont see ...
1988 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JN8HD16Y1J
Car originally came in for a poor running complaint. It was only running on one inj. , the other one was not being pulsed by the ecm. Replaced ecm with a used unit and both inj's. work now. Car won't accelerate beyond about 4000rpm and if you mat it at a free ... Trouble codes: 44
1989 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L kick down and dropping out of 4th gear VIN: VRY60-5106
1994 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 4N2DN11W6R
NOX too high, these readings are from a 15mph-25mph asm test. Found egr valve not working vaccum not going to egr valve.. valve is good apply vaccum engine dies. test tranducer ok, vacuum only when pressure is applied to exhaust intake port. test solenoid ok. ...
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D3Y
this vehicle came in with a po302 after someone else had replaced the plugs for the same code. the engine idled slightly rough at all times, but would stay running. replaced gasket and tried to align cams to crank. alignment marks are a little confusing, good ...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Cooling Systems VIN: JN8DRO9Y61
the customer states after long driving temp gauge rises looses heat may only happen lnce a month or the last time on a long trip while driving 70 mph for aver 30 minutes. we have not been able to duplicate just checking to see if any one else had seen one. th...

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1990 Audi 200 2.2L coverter VIN: WAUFD5449L
On this car we had a no movement cond. As I said previously the coverter would not charge. We pulled this trans in and out about 5 times. Each time we found nothing wrong with the trans. We finaly put on a differential and that fixed the prob. sorry I cannot e...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L valve seals VIN: WBADM6345Y
Hi all, I want to again praise the workings of IATN and all the great techs who help each other out when they can. The fix was the oil seperator which most who replied told me to change. There was a service bulletin S.I.B. 11 08 3 which I could not find in ALL...
1994 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GNDM19W8R
Sorry guys customer is very happy with the van says is running good and doesn't want me to play with it for the idle promblem. She is happy the way it is,It's me that wasn't happy with it. So thanks for all the replies, and your time.
1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L radiator VIN: 2G1WL52MXT
Thanks to all who replied with ideas about my dilema. As suggested by nearly everyone, we ended up with a head gasket problem. Thnaks again to all who helped.
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Brakes VIN: 2G1WF52EO2
Thanks to all who replied, The fix on this one was to follow the bulletin for the rotors. Did what the bulletin said and everything is ok now.
2004 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.5L Electronic power steering VIN: 1G1ZT528X4
This is a first for me. Turns out couple of tight ball joints was causing the unit to overheat, and go into some kind of thermal shutdown mode. Strange, but apparently this is a problem with these cars. Vehicle is fixed, special thanks to all that offered help...
1996 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Stall, Won't run monitors VIN: 1C3EJ56H9T
Hello to the group. I want to apoligize for my tardy reply. The customer had taken the car in the interim and was trying to make a decision as to diagnose any further and repair the car due to the fact that he may lose his license due to his failing health. ...
2001 Chrysler Voyager 3.3L ears VIN: 1C4GJ25G01
Well I wish I could say that this problem was fixed but it is not. The problem was only a noise and it had no effect on driveability whatsoever so the customer was only concerned with fixing it if it didn't cost a fortune. The noise was definently from the int...
1998 Dodge Neon R/T 2.0L fuel pump fuse blowi VIN: 1B3ES42Y6W
I would like to thank everyone that had suggestions to my fuel pump fuse problem. The end result fix ended up being the starter exsisive current draw from the solenoid. this starter had been covered in oil for a very long time, and must have been oil soaked lo...
2003 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L speedometer VIN: 1W3B149567
hello everyone, it's 9:20pm & i have 30+ miles on this nightmare van. first thank you Lorne, Ron, Terry, Jerry, David, Jim, Gene, Thomas, Daniel & anyone i left out. the fix was to set the pinion factor in the tcm with a drb3. the dodge dealer i bought the mod...
1992 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L transfercase VIN: 1FTCR15X7N
Well, as most of you replied to try tapping on the motor on the t-case ,sure enough it started to work.We also removed the contact plate and cleaned the contacts as most of you suggested. It appears to be working fine but wonder how long it will be before it q...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L power door lock VIN: 1FMDU34X5V
well this ones fixed thanks to all the great responses.most replies were right on w/the broken wire syndrome, although this one was under the rear seat,driver side,not in door jamb.special thanks to steve [...],their in-depth info was a grea...
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Gem VIN: 1FMYU24X1W
I'm not 100 percent sure of the fix, but the customer has not called back to say he is having problems. I received 3 replies to my problem and this is what I was told. There is a tsb #99-14-02 for this concern, but I did not have any of those codes listed on t...
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Hesitation, Stumble under Load VIN: 1FTPS24L7X
Thanks for all who responded to help. We examined all the responses and checked out every lead. Findings: Leaking intake manifold gasket between plenum and Manifold at the last Cylinder grouping. One weak Coilpack (not dead just weak output under load). One pa...
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L Convertor VIN: 1FTRW08W21
After removing the wiring connection to trans, I test drove to verify the problem was mechanical or elecrical. Since then the trans has not acted up. The tcc is working as per design and has not acted up since. Thanks for all the input to this matter.
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L 3-4 shift overdrive shift VIN: 1FTZR45E42
thanks to all who replied. had a problem getting vehicle back in with customers shcedule. customer decided to go to the dealer have not heard anything since. thanks again!
1989 GMC V1500 Suburban 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKEV16K9K
Ok here we go! We received a lot of responses, thanks, but this one is still not fixed. We removed the throttle body visually inspected the base and gasket, checked the vacuum ports for blockage - no problems, we checked ignition timing (0 degrees base timing)... Trouble codes: 44 (Lean exhaust).
2004 GMC Sierra 2500 6.0L temp. control VIN: 1GTGC23U34
Thanks to Mike and John for replying on this one. A new actuator motor fixed the problem.These actuators contain a logic module and potentiometer to inform the HVAC module of their position it seems that it was not indicating a proper reading to the HVAC modul...
1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1867X
Thanks for all the replies I recieved for this problem. The general thought is to replace with a factory converter. I have order a converter and am wainting for the customer to return with the vehicle. I am sure this will solve the problem. I guess some afterm... Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat. effec. is low).
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L transmission VIN: IHGEM22971
I believe this one is fixed.Thank you to all that replied.Dan [...] suggested that the foreign material in the filter was coming from the torque convertor clutch being eaten up due to an electrical malfunction.My rebuilder replaced the lock up solenoid,anot...
1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L Misfire VIN: JNKAY21D4P
Well this one is out the door. We ended up replacing the engine with a used unit. Once we got the cam sensor out the cam was severly worn where it mates to the cam sensor. We priced a cam replacement and a used engine ended up costing less and gave the custome...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L 3-4 shift VIN: 1LNHM87A4Y
On this car we had two original complaints. One the service transmission light was on. Two a burnt motor oil smell with no sighn of leaking. On the first prob we tested the solinoids for proper resistence and found them to be within spec. We suspected mechanic...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Steering wheel VIN: 5LMFU28R13
Hi everybody : Customer never come back to us for any front end's checking, thank you for all the replies.
1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 2.8L heater blower motor VIN: 108.018-12
WOW what a fix took about 20 hrs @ 5 more repairing everything else that shook loose over the yrs.I needed to drain a/c, hoses not long enough to get the room needed, dash,glovebox,radio,instrument cluster,speaker,steering column,climate controls,a/c ducts,hea...
2001 Opel Corsa 1.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WOL0XCF082
Apologies for the delay in updating this one. I was waiting for the vehicle to come back for further investigation when I received a call from the client saying the vehicle was now stopping after 10 min of driving , after cooling down for approx 20 min vehicle... Trouble codes: P1483 (Cooling System Performance).
1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager Expresso 3.3L Heater VIN: 1P4GP44G4W
We ran every test and then some... The fix was a simple one... The FIN Sensor or evap temp probe was not reading correctly. We did always have good heat it would just fog almost mist, we learned that the evap core was frozen and the mode door was not closing p...
1993 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Surge, Stall, warning chime VIN: 1G2HX53L8P
cleaned battery terminals and cable ends problem solved Thanks to everyone that replied to our request
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1G2NMW12M7
Thanks to all who replied. It was a combination of 2 problems. The cam signal was not stable and the fuel regulator was bad. Trouble codes: P0300 (missfire bad surge).
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Drive Axle VIN: 1G2NE12T1V
Once again, I would like to thank all those who replied. Thank you for sharing. I talked to the customer. The mechanic returned. He told the customer that there was damage to the collar. According to him, this is as a result of the CV axle being in the car too...
1987 Toyota Pickup 2.4L backfiring VIN: JT4FN50R3H
As I was checking the truck out for the air control valve noticed many of the vacuum hoses were not in proper place. In process of trying to put them in place.
1987 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: JT3FJ60GXH
Well first the hose I was looking to connect was a vent. But after alot of emailing back and forth I wnet thru and rechecked every component on the truck to verify what was good and what wasn't. Everything from the distributor to the vacuum valves to the tempe...
1994 Toyota Camry 2.2L forward clutch pack VIN: JHTZ-10564
HI every body I get 2 very go replay and specifically would like to thank Loydd Flopps for his great help by sending explode views. this was a good expreience in rebuilding tarnny will keep doing so.however the rebuild was sucssessful the car is now on the roa...
1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12EXW
I would like to thank all who replied to help with this one. Mike from Ontario hit it dead on. The timing chain is worn out, along with the crank & rod bearings. On hard acceleration the engine would knock a little and the oil light started coming on at idle. ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Unknown VIN: 3VWSK69M81
(This post was actually closed earlier I don't know what happened). We replaced the TCM reset the TCM with our scan tool and problem is solved. The customer said the car seemed to have more power from the get go. Indicating that overall shifting was suffering ...
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L heater fan VIN: YV1SW58DO1
Well, thanks to at least two of you folks we were able to eke out the information from the owner that, yes, she actually had replaced the WINDSHIELD when she first purchased the car.We referred here back to the glass shop which did the replacement.
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