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2000 Chevrolet P-30 5.7L Alternator VIN: 5B4KP32R5Y
Truck came in with battery discharging. Customer requested new batery and alternator due to time restraints. Problem remained. Checked fuses. Found Engine fuse blown. (not ECM1 fuse.. engine still ran) Engine fuse has direct short to ground. Very limited info ...
2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L clunk VIN: 1C3EL46U11
This car has a loud clunk. It only happens when---back up turning the steering wheel to the right, stop, pull forward turning the wheel to the left. as you pull forward the front end will give a loud clunk 80% of time. You can feel it in the floor board. no no...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7KC23Z31
Hi i have a ram2500 v8 gas truck ck eng. on #5 dead mis #6 intermittent mis. installed plugs wires and cap rotor to start. no help, ck spark good, ck fuel good, ck compression #1(135lb.)#3(140)#5(125)#7(145), #2(140)#4(145)#6(140)#8(150)...Ok now i have low co... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305, P0306
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 5.4L door windows VIN: 1FMNU40L9Y
I have checked all fuses and connectors in system. Does not seem to be getting power from battery saver relay in instrument cluster.. however other items in cluster are working ok. Radio, windows, and interior lights will work when I use power probe to energiz...
1993 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L Unknown VIN: 1GKEL19W2P
hey fellow techs this is a good one been working on this one in my spare time 93 gmc safri xt (awd) it has a viberation at higher speeds comes in around 55 and gets worse , deffinitly not in the front end almost like somthing out of ballance. the best way one ...
1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L In the truck VIN: 2GTEK19ROW
Hey all my friends in iatn land. This is my truck. About 5 months ago we added a new business to our automotive shop. For communications we decided to go with Nextel. Everything was fine for about 4 months when I started not being able to get calls or direct c...
2001 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDM19WX1
Van came in with code 1345,checked out,found cam sensor eaten away due to wear in dist.Replaced dist with oem,now not able to synchronise dist.Per manuel,it should give me a degree of offset on teck 2 after engine reved up pass 3000rpm,but it will not show any... Trouble codes: 1345 (cam /crank degree offset)
1997 Infiniti QX4 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JFN01VW089
Hi everyone, The customer said that when you first start the car it will run fine for about 15 minutes. Then the rpms will go up and down and finally the car will loose power and stall. When you let the car cool down it will run fine. Now we road tested the S...
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 cdi 3200CC engine VIN: WDB2102262
We have this merc 320 cdi in our workshop(common rail diesel)for engine rattle.Conditions-must be at running temp,under light load,and between 1000-1500 rpm then it make a horrible metalic rattle from the front of the engine.when cold,above 1500 rpm or heavier...
2001 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L radiator fan VIN: 4A3AA46H62
thanks in advance for the help, think we have bad fan amp for radiator but need input please. the fan will not kick on with the temp of car but as soon as you turn a/c on both fans start working. there is a amp it looks like on motor for radiator, is this the ...
1993 Nissan 240SX 2.4L No Start VIN: JN1MS34P7P
thanks for any assistance with this problem. I am getting a week signal to my fuel injectors. Vehical has good spark from distributor, has battery voltage at fuel injectors but the ground signal from computor is weak. With noid light connected to injector harn...
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D12
hello everybody no start, crank ok. no MIL if you energies ECM relay under the glovebox MIL comes on but still no start.i am not sure what grounds the relay .if anyone out their bump into this please thanks in advance
1991 Pontiac Bonneville LE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G2HX54CXM
Car starts fine and runs good with no problems. When engine gets to normal operating temperature idle increases to 1225-1250 rpm. Sometimes shutting it off and restarting will drop idle to normal but not often. With a # 1228253 ECM I felt the computer was the ...
1990 Subaru Legacy 2.2L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JFZBJ63COL
car comes back 5 days later. running very rich .replaced fouled plugs,scan test for code none stored.veiwing scan data found ect pid cold -40 ambient temp is 50.then as it warms up seems to start working ok temp on scan tool matches actual eng temp untill 203 ...
1996 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L air bags VIN: BG9-020967
Hi Everybody, I have a curly one here. the SRS light is on in this vehicle with code 2 present. This code is for just about everything , drivers airbag, clockspring, passengers airbag, front right crash sensor, front left crash sensor , wiring and control mod...
2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L filler neck VIN: JTDBT1236Y
that car has a problem when you fill up the car. it always flow back. We change gas pipe with a new one but the trouble stay. We disconnect the canister and nothing has change. We're notabla to find the trouble. Help appreciate

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1999 Audi A4 2.8L Misfire VIN: WAUED28D2X
After much diagnosis we think the problem is a bent connecting rod. We did a cylinder leak down test, this proved we had no leaks. This told us to stop looking for valves etc. When the heads were off we never thought to check the deck height of the piston in n...
1983 BMW 633CSi 3.2L No Start VIN: VBAEB740XD
Well everybody, We figured out what was wrong with the bmw. The TDC reference sensor is out, as well as the engine speed sensor (both mounted on the side of the bell housing.) Also the Motronic Control Module May also be bad, but we can't know definitivly un...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Rear air ride VIN: WBAFB33591
Well during a full pin out re-check the readings from the left rear sensor seemed odd, at the same time a member Frank [...], responded as follows, (The fault codes in the EHC control module are incorrect. A right sensor fault is actually a left sensor problem...
1999 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L Surge VIN: 1G4CU5216X
the problem was the ecm was not controling the torque convertor engagement. replaced ecm also serviced trans, problem was fixed thanks for replys.
1976 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 5.7L power windows VIN: 1737L6S425
Thanks to the replies to my request we found the root cause of the window motors not getting power to be a faulty relay. We had power up to the relay, the ground was good and the switched power got to the relay, but no power out. The customer, who does a lot o...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRX18L2Y
well i got this one fixed it really had two problems the cust had some one install a medical pump for a breathing problem he has they run the wire thru the fire wall on pass side across and under relay box wires shorted there and i guess when they pulled wires... Trouble codes: P1760, P00, 750 (shift syl 1), P0755, P00, 743 (tcc), P0443, P1451.
1998 Hyundai Accent GSi 1.5L monitors incomplete VIN: KMHVD34N8W
Well, it finally cleared. The customer drove it about 400 miles, and by that time only 1 monitor remained incomplete. One cool thing I learned from the responses: 2 of you told me about Hyundai's free site: hmaservice.com. Just sign up for free and get access ...
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L hid 3rd brake light VIN: 1LNLM91VXV
I received 1 reply from steve. Thanks for the info. However the ballast was a sealed unit. The voltage going in was 14.2 volts. When 15 volts were applied the lights worked. The ballast must increase voltage. The customer decided to join the Lincoln club to ge...
1988 Mazda MX-6 DX 2.2L high idle
Although I haven't personally been able to get back at the car my pastor pulled the lines off the BAC valve and confirmed that there was no coolant in them so I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that it's fixed given that it ran fine up to the point whe...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG 3.6L MIL Lamp on, poor performance VIN: WBHM36E0TF
thanks to those who replied. i did not close this sooner because i wanted to be sure the vehicle did not come back. we found the shielding aroud the sensor harness damaged though the wire was intact. we repaired the shielding and have not seen the vehicle back... Trouble codes: P0327.
1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.1L Misfire VIN: 1G3WS54TXL
Thanks to everyone for their time and insight. The vehicle did indeed need a new ignition module. Replaced it and it runs good again. However that really wasn't my question in the post. My question was how do I diagnose this vehicle properly. My idea of diag...
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L speedometer VIN: 1G2WR5214X
the problem was c1 blue connector pinn # 55 dark green wire comes out of ecm runs along top of core support around the battery to a junction block. someone at one time put a battery in the car and didnt put the harness back on the core support brace properly a...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 3VWBA21CXX
Thanks to you techs this car is fixed. From the 15 suggestions we received 13 recomended replacing the MAF sensor . This is a common problem with this car. Five of you also suggested testing the coolant temp sensor which checked out fine. One tech also has fou... Trouble codes: P1128 (lean bank one).
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