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1993 BMW 525i 2.5L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WBAHD5316P
vehicle has a hard start when sitting for long period of time, especially for a couple of days. has good fuel pressure 46 psi at idle and holding when shut off. seems to run rough when it first starts, smells rich also. suspicion is leading to maf sensor, whic...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBADM6346Y
This bmw has been in 3 times for stall/miss at cold idle during warm up. Have replace iac, vent valve due to article found & both vanos solenoids, found exhaust vanos would jump from 101 degrees to 80 degrees when miss will occur. Can not find anything else on...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Mechanical
The car came in,in limb mode stalling. wouldn't go above 15mph, check engine light was on, i went ahead and pulled codes to see what is going on. I pulled code po340 cam postion bank one, I cleared the code car ran fine. I can only view o2 sensors tps and cool...
1992 Buick Regal Custom 3.8L Coolant VIN: 2G4WB54L5N
This vehicle came in with a badly leaking water pump. We discovered oil in the cooling system. The radiator had about 4 inches of chocolate cream at the top. The freeze plugs are all corroded and leaking a little. I figure it must be oil under pressure leaking...
1997 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance 4.6L Starting VIN: 1G6KE54Y6V
This vehicle had been idle for about 6 months. No prior problems. Now very difficult to start when cold. You have to depress the accelerator slightly while cranking then it starts to "pop" a few times and suddenly roars to life. It starts instantly when warm. ...
1998 Cadillac Eldorado ESC 4.6L air ride VIN: 1G6EL12Y3W
Have a problem with this car,the air ride will not lower. Has no codes for air ride,has only one level sensor. It goes up but will not lower. No rerpairs yet on car will be working on it Monday morning . Has anybody have had a problem like this. We dont do a...
1975 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 6.6L Misfire after rebuild VIN: 1N69U5J185
Hello everyone and thanks in advance for the help on this one. This customer loves his 75 Caprice, but it was takin oil at a heavy rate. We removed the 400 put rings, bearings, cam, lifters, and a valve job into it. In my life, i have done many many such rep...
1991 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L torque convertor clutch VIN: 1GCDK14K9M
Good Afternoon fellow techs, This one has me totally stumped. Car came in with complaint of no lock-up, road test confirms. Scanned PCM and found 4th gear switch closing but no tcc enable. Found all values on sensors eg. vss, map, cts, etc. ok except for knoc...
1992 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Stall VIN: 2G1WL54TXN
customer complains of vehicle stalling intermittently, but always restarts, found ckp cracked and replaced it, thought that would solve problem, but customer was back a couple of weeks later with same problem. customer states once vehicle stalls the first time...
1994 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19K9R
vehicle will trip mil code 44 present. found leaking intake gasket and replaced also replace oe o2 sensor with new sensor. code 44 still present. Trouble codes: 44 (lean exaust)
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L no decell VIN: 2GCEK19R8T
This truck runs perfect and has no fuel mileage issues, but will not go into lean decell. There are no codes and the exhaust gas readings are very clean. If the battery is disconnected or PCM fuses removed for 30 seconds, it will go into lean decell for about ...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L SAI and monitor woes VIN: 1GNDT13W51
Help! This Blazer won't pass NY's scan-based emissions test because some monitors won't run. Another shop had attempted to fix the secondary air system. They replaced a blown 30a fuse and installed an extension on the inlet side of the air pump, to get the in...
1988 Dodge Caravan SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 2B4FK4139J
Hi, this vehicle has been to several shops in our small town. We went through the system cleaned all the grounds and even added a additionial ground point. Customers complaint was a no start 95% of the time hot. We could not simulate this van always starts for... Trouble codes: 26 (injector low current)
1995 Dodge Viper 8.0L reverse VIN: 1B3BR65E8S
Hello Group, This Viper pops out of reverse gear if you take your hand off the gear shift lever. It has a B&M short shift kit but it feels internal. The shift linkage is not hitting the stops on the B&M shifter. Alldata is not much help with a blow up of the ...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L belt noise VIN: 1B7HF16Y1V
Hi: have a noisey belt drive system. has new tensioner, idler pulley and several belts, have also pulled the power steering pulley out and rechecked all alignment issues with the gates laser tool. Seems to be better after we adjusted the power steering pulley....
1998 Dodge Avenger 2.5L No Start VIN: 4B3AU42N8W
Vehicle came in no start cold, but cranking ok, lots of fuel, no spark from ignition system. Checked wiring to aldl for continuity, ok, checked ecm harness and when doing so vehicle started and starts ever since. Still no data out of aldl, but connector power ...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B7HC13Z7W
In the mornings after start up you need to let the vechile run for about 5 minutes. runs perfect up until that point after you put it in gear and sit their starts idling rough and sounds like its sucking air through the iac valve. the iac steps run up to 140. ...
1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R2X
this car came in with mil on. no drivabilty symtoms. p0406 code sets as soon as you start car. followed flow chart from shop key has you test sensor signal voltage. asks if below 10 volts koeo voltage is 4.96then tells you to gruond curcuit wile monetering vol... Trouble codes: P0406
1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L No Start VIN: 2C3HH46RXX
Vehicle wont start. Disconnect cam sensor starts fine. Replaced cam sensor, same thing. All other sensors are good. ECM is good. Crank, TP, MAP, all check out good. Reluctor ring on cam you think? Help please.
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L p0753 VIN: 3B7HF12Y2X
Truck intermittantly sets trans codes and has no power like it is starting out in 2nd or 3rd gear. Always gets code p0753 (shift solenoid A), sometimes sets p1765, and p0743(tcc electrical circuit). Wiring tests good and passes wiggle test. We replaced the sol...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 8.0L engine VIN: IB7KF23W11
Thanks in advance for any advise. I have a customer with this Dodge truck that has a lot of lifter noise at cold start. It only does it when the engine is first started cold and will quiet down as the engine runs. The colder it is, the longer it takes to quiet...
2001 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L Air Bag Light On VIN: 1B7HG2AN61
Hi, thanks in advance for taking time to help me. This Dakota has been intermittently setting of the air bag light. Scanned for fault codes and found stored fault code DRIVER SQUIB #1 CIRCUIT OPEN (No Code #). I don't have any troubleshooter on my Modis for th...
1986 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FMCU14T2G
This Bronco II came to me from a trans shop after cat super heated red hot and cooked tranny lines and o2 sensor wires. They said that after repairs to lines and wires they did not replace sensor, that on test drive it started loading up and barely made it bac...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L glow plug relay,fuel line heater,pcm VIN: 1FTJW36FXV
This Truck will blow fuse 22 in the underhood fuseblock intermittenly, when this happens trk will not start this fuse is the power feed to the pcm ,glow plug relay control and fuel line heater. this happen with no certain pattern circuit draws about 4 amps at ...
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDRE14L6W
This van came in about 2 months ago with MIL on and no drivability concerns. Scanned codes PO171&PO174, lean both banks. Checked for external vacuum leaks including the PCV hose assembly at rear of intake and found no obvious problems. Both codes were stored i... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTZX18W4W
Hello Fellow Techs,I have a strange problem.On this 4.6W motor i have replaced the plug wires.About 3 weeks later came back with clyinder #3 missfire found plug wire boot had been arching replaced wires under warranty.About a month ago customer called said it ... Trouble codes: P0303
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Cooling system VIN: 1FAFP52U7W
Car is coming back with low coolant level.Has gone through about 4 litres in last 1000 kms. Pressure tested,holding, no leaks. Replaced coolant bottle and cap. Leak tested all cylinders hot and cold. No signs on plugs nor smell from exhaust. Engine never misse...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPX17L12
This truck keeps coming back missing with a P0351 code. Have replaced #1 ignition coil 3 times, all with Motorcraft coils. Every time it comes in with a misfire, the coil plug has been tested with a noid light and the noid light flashes, but the coil is out. T... Trouble codes: P0351 (Ignition coil primary circuit)
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMRU15W73
My favorite customer is here with his expedition, came in for maintenance, said his mileage had dropped from 18-19 to 12-14. We checked it out and no codes found, after the above repairs he is back saying there was no improvement, and the power is lower than w...
2003 Ford F F650 7.2L Hesitation, Surge, No power VIN: 3FDWF65283
Our shop is not very familiar with the large trucks. This is a fleet customer. Anyway, when you start off from a stop, the vewhicle will hesitate, surge and act like you are applying and letting off of the throttle. This truck has a throttle sensor on the peda...
1993 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1GDCT18ZP0
This Typhoon came in for a rough running complaint. Scope testing ignition did not turn up any problems. scan data stream seems normal except block learn is all over the map as the engine runs.cylinder balance test shows at idle #6 cylinder about 65% ,and at 2...
2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8L eratic VIN: 1GTEC14V7Y
this trucks gas gauge is very eretic hardly ever reads right usealy reads empty anyone else had this proplem???
2002 GMC Jimmy SLS 4.3L Bleeding VIN: 1GKDT13W22
hello the vech cam in with a bad pull. found the right front flex hose collapsed. repalced it and tried to bleed the system.. i cant get fluid from the right front caliper. all the rest are normal. the i checked the line for clogging, it is good. the pedal was...
1993 Honda Civic del Sol Si 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: JHME678389
Vehicle was displaying code for cylinder position code and engine was cutting off under load. Replaced the distributor, code was erased. However, ignition timing should be 16 and is currently at 21. No respnse from the ignition timing, even after disconnecting...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL18912
Hi Honda Techs I have been working on this car for about a month car came in with stumble around 40 mph replaced E G R valve and that problem went away next came back with M I L P1457 Evap leak the problem has always been Bypass Solenoid and two way valve on t... Trouble codes: P1457 (leak in evap system)
1995 Infiniti J30 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKAY21D8S
Car came in with mil light sometimes on/off. Pulled codes 32 egr system malfunction and 34 knock sensor circuit. These are not hard codes. Inspected vacuum lines and tested EGRC solinoid - good. Mitchell says there is no voltage to the EGRC at idle and 12v at ... Trouble codes: 32 (egr system malfunction), 34 (knock sensor/circuit)
1989 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.6L No Start VIN: JACCH58E7K
Trooper had a small crack in head, drove and ran fine. Installed a re-man head and could not get it to start, cranks OK. Changed ends on battery cables and found cables melted (both). Oil pressure wires are in + cable shield and are melted, wire exposed. repai...
1994 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L Non Starter. VIN: 1J4FJB356R
Hello, This vehicle has had a starting problem since Christmas. According to the customer the starting problem has been getting worse. Yesterday however, the Jeep refused to start at all. It has been into a Jeep main dealer but the result of the visit was tha...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Battery VIN: 1J4GZ78SXT
All of a sudden this vehicle is draining the battery overnight. Put the test light across the B- to terminal and verified a 11.56 volt drain. Pulled every fuse, relay and circuit breaker and the drain never went away. Pulled the radiator cap and dunked the met...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Transmission VIN: 1J4GX48S91
Customer concern was a noticable shudder going into 4th gear and it feels like a shudder you would feel with a lock up tourque shudder. See related repair history for what we did to try to fix it. Did we miss something???
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1JGW48SX1C
Thank you for taking time to read my post. I have a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0 with a high Idle problem and DTC 1294. I can't find a vacuum leak. Fuel trim adapt doesn't show a lean condition. LT -2 ST +2 - -2. Iac counts are 0 and idle speed is 1300 rpm wit... Trouble codes: P1294 (Target Idle Not Reached)
1997 Kia Sephia 1.8L No Start
this 97 kia died while driving down the road. it is a dohc 1.8 liter with a none serviveable distributor. repair manauls show to check for battery voltage at black/white wire at distributor.(present) check primary resistance of igntion coil(not within specs). ...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY12411
Thanks in advance to all ROVER guys, When driving this SUV all is fine until about 40-50 MPH at cruise it will start to miss-fire and then the CEL will flash, when stopping at idle there is still a missfire felt. Then accelerate the missfire goes away immediat... Trouble codes: P0305 (5 cylinder missfire), P0308 (8 cylinder missfire), P1300 (Catalyst damage mult. missfire drive cycle C out of range above max.)
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10U0Y
Lexus came in with P0125 insufficient engine temperature and P1135 air/fuel sensor heater open. Found bad thermostat and right (rear) a/f sensor heater open. Seemed simple, replaced stat and sensor with OE units. Next day codes returned. Rechecked a/f heater r...
2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF65J72
Vehicle presented with MIL on and missing. Checked codes and found three misfire codes, P0300, P0305, P0306. recorded freeze frame data as follows, closed loop, load 18.8%, RPM 650, Ect 85c, vehicle speed 12mph, STFT B1 0, LTFT B1 3.9, STFT B2 8.5, LTFT B2 4.9... Trouble codes: P0306 (misfire cyclinder 6)
2001 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM50U81
This car has no driveablity problems at all. It idles extremely smooth. No hesatation, no surrge, no stalling, nothing. This car showed up with the check engine light on and a code P0174, lean bank two. LT fuel trim on bank one is +2%. LT fuel trim on bank two... Trouble codes: P0174 (bank 2 lean)
1987 Mitsubishi Starion ESi-R 2.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JA3CC54NOH
customer has two completes. Did not pass emission and cuts out on pull at 4K rpm. I do not know how to pull codes. MOD has not helped either. I have looked in the old emails. Looked it up as a dodge also. I can see that the o-2 volts stay rich. On volt meter i...
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4A3AX55X5V
Hello Men,its raining again here in paradise and I have my baseball buddys turbo eclispe here. He said it had no idle and it should be towed. It got here & I was able to start the engine,it had good idle yet after 5 min. idle went away with stalling. I had a c...
1995 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2DN11W0S
Hi: I'm having problem with check engine light coming on with code 33 O2 sensor open or shorted. Road test showed with scope connected to O2 sensor circuit at both sensor and computer. Also had volt meter connected to heater circuit. Heater stayed on all the t... Trouble codes: 33 (Heated O2 sensor open and shorted)
1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager Expresso 3.3L speedometer VIN: 2P4GP44GXX
This van was in with a inoperative speedometer and all gauges, odometer ect. Traced problem to a burnt pin on the heater control module.I Flexed the circuit board and wiggled the connections. Everything came back to life. Customer did not want to spend the mon...
1987 Pontiac Fiero GT 2.8L streeing stability VIN: 1G2PG1192H
Hello fellow techs, We have a customer with a Fiero that on the highway, over certain types of bumps, will go into a steering wheel shimmy, much like you would see from a bad steering dampener. The customer replaced it himself trying to fix this problem. We lo...
1995 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.4L base brake VIN: 1G2WJ12X3S
I've got the GM blues!Car came in with poor braking and fluid leak,front bleed screw was loose ,tightened-up,tried bleeding all brakes,no fluid from rears,diag and replaced modulator which came with new master(used),fluid comes out great from rears now,test dr...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Hesitation, Misfire
hey guys, this one has a misfire only off idle under load. came in with new pressure reg. and new plugs. has random misfire set. fuel pressure and volume is good. i removed coil cover and hooked up some spark plug wires in place of coil boots. still misfires o... Trouble codes: P0300
1998 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 3G2JD12T3W
Well techs this one is odd, vehicle came in as a no start, so first thing I did was check for codes , only found one P0335, ckp circuit found no codes for theft, upon checking flow charts in alldata problem pointed to crank sensor, we also had no RPM on scan t... Trouble codes: P0335
2001 Pontiac Montana 3.4L No Start VIN: 1GMDX03E21
First I checked codes,found the 1626 so I checked the fuses first. I found the headlight maxi-fuse was missing.I replaced it and it started. When shut off it wouldn't start,But with the key on I pulled the fuse(headlight maxi)and replaced it.The vehicle starte... Trouble codes: P1626
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L odometer VIN: YS3DD55N0X
Can anyone tell me if there is a way to reprogram the mileage after replacing an instrument cluster? I realize there is an ethical issue here, but with electronics you never know whats possible.
1992 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Hesitation, bogs on accel VIN: 4B3AV42N8W
all normal components check out ok, acts like restricted exhaust or lack of fuel leaning out on accel, but co is ok on accel and exhaust shows no restriction.
1986 Toyota Pickup 2.4L main saft and counter shaft
cust complained noise in fith gear i dissasembled the trany (this is my frirst one of these )found the fith gear missing 3 teeth replace the gear and syncro hub asssy and the bearings while i was ther after stugling with the detent balls and pins it shifts on ...
1991 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT2ST87F5M
vehicle came in no spark no pulse,blown efi fuse... found oe coil out of specs replaced and car started, did tune up car idled in shop running great for 20 min took for test drive and died again a block away... found efi fuse blown again found bare wire rubbin...
2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L No Start VIN: JTDBR32E53
Hello all, I Have a good one here The EFI fuse blows. We traced it to the black wires from the EFI relay the black wire feeds power to half the sensors on the car. We disconnected all the sensor, relays, & componets this circuit feeds. Has anyone seen this bef...

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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L engine VIN: TRUWT28N11
we replaced the timing belt with new tensioner kit and the noise is gone at least for now. thanks for all the help.
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L CD player VIN: WBADM6330X
Gentlemen... Thank you for your help. The fix to swap the CD changer with an older version of the same unit. Evidently, BMW ( parts & techs ) don't know about this. The units have the same part # . The older units have a fuse on the back & the newer units have...
1967 Cadillac SEDAN DEVILL 429CID front shoe/drum
Morning every one! I got a lot of good help on this one. Richard [...] gave me some good tips. We ended up trying nearly all suggestions, checking and rechecking, and putting the finest finish possible on the drums. We even tried shimm...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina LS 3.1L passkey ii VIN: 2G1WN52M0S
Thanks everyone for your quick and informitive responses.After removing the lower dash panel I noticed that the passkeyII wires at the connector had the insulation pulled back and were almost touching. Just a little wiggle of the wire would cause a no start. W...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L rocker arms/studs VIN: 1234567M-S
I'm sorry for the delay but I've been under the weather. I did receive alot of good advise, anywhere from wrong cam to lifters pumped out causing rocker arms going full travel and snapping the rockers or studs. This only snapped the intake only and never the s...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNDT13W7T
Well I would like to thank all that responded to my request. Russ, Troy and Toobadnext pretty much nailed it. Even though the cranking and running compression were good I couldnt find a reason for all the deposits on the #3 plug. I finally pulled the head and ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire).
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13S24
Hi Everyone! Sorry my fix is late the customer went on vacation and I didn't get the vehicle until this week. I was able to turn on the air pump with my scan tool. I noticed that the air pump sounded loud and somewhat labored. I disconnected the vacuum line fr... Trouble codes: P0410 (Secondary Air Injection system).
1996 Dodge Caravan 3.0L master cylinder VIN: 2P4FP253XT
Hello iATN members The minivan is fixed,thank you for everyone who took their time to help me. The fix was replacing the front brake rotors and serviced/adjust rear brakes just like what almost everybody suggested.I also thanks those other suggestions I've rec...
1998 Dodge Caravan SE 3.0L Horn, rear wiper buttons VIN: 2B4GP453XW
Cust could not afford repair. I did learn that there were a couple different problems with this vehicle. I cant say for certain but I believe the following: 1)clock spring caused the horn to honk continually, 2)door switches caused the interior lights to stay ...
2000 Dodge Caravan 3.0L power door lock VIN: 2B4GP2536Y
Well, as some of you had mentioned, it turned out to be a faulty door-jam switch on the r-rear sliding door. It was kind of tricky to get it to act up, but we finally nailed it! Thanks for all the help and the tech tips I got from all you guys. Thanks again, a...
2000 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L Blower/ Blower Resistor VIN: 1B3EJ46X6Y
Thanks to all that responded, I found several problems and i am not sure exactly what repaired the problem. 1. Once the blower motor was removed, i noticed the insulation on the A/C line was unwrapped. This could impeade air flow across the resister. I wrapped...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L horn VIN: 2JKIKLKDHS
hi there thasnk you all for the good tips,the problem was in the steering wheel air bag cover touch pads there are to pad that split the air bag cover in halve and one side must have a crack and be shorting to ground so we isolated the bad side and cut the ele...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FALP1135W
Timing was dead on, but i took it apart and re-did it anyway. Same thing. Finally found that flexplate was indeed cracked. Thanks guys. Trouble codes: P1383.
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L no anti lock VIN: 1FTNX21L21
we recieved 3 replies to this vehicle ,at this point we have not fixed vehicle, they will bring truck back in a month or so when they can be without the unit,.we will notify when fix has been achieved.
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR11U72
Well thanks to all who responded. Dave of New York I think hit the nail on the head. When this truck came in, it only had a 1/4 tank of fuel or less. With the cracked pump module, I believe water entered the tank and with so little fuel, there was proportionat... Trouble codes: P0153 (bank 2 sensor 1 slow to respond), P0304 (cyl 4 missfire), P0306 (cyl 6 missfire), P0442 (.040 EVAP leak).
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Headlights VIN: 1FAFP53U23
First Let Me Thank The Gentlemen That Replied to My Cries for Help Seems This Vehicle was Hit In RF and Found a Broken Wire Along Core Support Near Radiator and Reason For Loss of LF Headlamp was I Had Blown a Fuse in My Attempt of Jumping Wires Life is Easier...
1999 GMC Sonoma SL 4.3L abs VIN: 1GTC514X1X
First of all we should all know KISS-- keep it simple stupid, after throwing about 1800.00 worth of parts at this truck, we went back to the basics. The fix ended up being rear brake drums, they were .120 oversize which equaled about 1/4 of an inch of adjustme...
2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L dash lighting/ dimmer control VIN: 1HGCM81654
I recieved no real help. Manit and Steve seemed to not understand that the dash lights had no dim control. They are on or off no adjustment at all. Bob thanks for the info on the fact you changed dash rehostat and fixed one, I didn't want to spend 300.00 dolla...
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4GW48S03
Thanks for the replies Tim from Ontario gets cudos for the right fix here. As I owned the vehicle and it was under warranty I sent it to the dealer but I did give them a heads up with the information I was able to gain here. Their tech found a wire in the wiri...
1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB3539X
thank you for your help the problem was a loose ground wire on the front of the intake cleaning it fixed it but i for got to tighten the ground bolt thanks terry Trouble codes: P0402 (e g r excessive flow detected).
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L windows,door locks,radio,dash lights,etc. VIN: 1MEFM58S9X
well we tried a new g.e.m. module and that made things worse. we are going to close this one and reopen a new help request to give more information to update everyone to try and get more help. thanks to all for the help
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D91
Sorry haven't finished yet but rules dictate I close at this time. This one is still under construction. I have removed the intake and waiting on gaskets. I completely disassembled the manifold to inspect internal but didn't find anything except that someone h... Trouble codes: 505 (IAC control malfunction).
2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L no start VIN: 1N6AA06B84
Hello everyone and thanks for the help that was recieved on this one. We checked the problem further and took a stab in the dark that the ECM was the issue. We obtained a used unit and that took care of it. We suspect that the wiring damage to the vehicle duri...
1998 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GHDT13W3W
replaced o2 wiring harness on right side frame and vehicle is doing well, thanks all those who replied. Trouble codes: P0135, P0147, P0155, P1153 (insuffcient switching of o2s).
1999 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G2FS22K8X
hi thanks for all your help,after looking at car my self & testing tac & tps found car had a bad tps switch. witch you may know on this car it is not serciveable.with out replaceing the hole tbi unit.after replacing the unit the car runs & idles fine Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel sym to lean bank 1), P0174 (fuel sym to lean bank 2), P1336 (ckp sym variation not learned), P1514 (airflow to tps correlation to high), P1106 (map sensor ckt intermittent high).
2001 Subaru Forester S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF65671
Thank you to all those that took the time to reply. Several members suggested checking for air in the cooling system. Cracked heads have been a problem as well as cracks in the radiator overflow hose causing air to be drawn into cooling system. I tested the ca... Trouble codes: P1490 (Thermostat malfunction).
2000 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.8L Can't fill fuel tank VIN: JS2GB4158Y
Thanks to all who replied. I found a number of the suggestions were helpful. First, the vent tube and box on the frame rail were filled with water. Also, the canister vent solenoid was bad, stuck closed. The tank vents through it when fueling. Also the rollove...
1991 Toyota Pickup 2.4L No Start VIN: JT4RN01POM
sorry it took me awhile to get back to this but had to put truck on back burner for a few days. thank all of you for your time and input.I found the ground wire under the intake that several of you had told me about and you were correct . it does have to be co...
1994 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Master Cylender VIN: 1NXAE09B2R
Thank you to all!! We replaced both front calipers w/reman units these are really nice parts,complete with all new hardware,pads & mounting bracket. Replaced both ft. rotors. Rebuilt both rear wheelcylinders Blead the system,road tested and it worked like a ne...
2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L abs VIN: 5TDBT44A61
We replaced the ABS/VSC ECU and that seems to have fixed the problem. I called the customer and she stated 'so far so good!'
2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L noise when steering VIN: JTDBE32K43
Hello. Thanks to everyone for the advice. Everyone that replied had pretty much the same advice. Toyota has issued a TSB number ST001-06 regarding this problem. The fix is to replace the the intermediate steering shaft that goes between the rack and pinion and...
1991 Volvo 740 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1FA8847M
Thanks a lot everyone, tugged on wires at relay on right strut tower and car will not start.push up and car starts fine.problem solved by resoldering pins in relay and soldering connector pins.
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS295X1
Well four out of six hit the nail on the head apparently on volvo turbo cars you have to use volvo spark plugs. why I don't know who makes these plugs any way, I would have thought they were made by bosch bua apparently not. thanks to all Ron Trouble codes: P0302, P0303.
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