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1999 Audi A6 2.8L Readiness VIN: WAUDA34B7X
We are trying to generate readiness on this car, for the state [...]. O2 sensor aging both banks good, three way catalyst good both banks, the hangup is when we get to group 70, it will not run the test when in basic settings, just stays at test off all ze...
1980 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out
This car has good power under acceleration but hesitates intermitantly when driven very slow or at idle and sometimes cuts out when idling hot or cold. Injector voltage stays at 14.7 volts & pulse witdh 1.9ms. Tach does not drop off before stall & neither does...
1991 Buick Regal Custom 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G4WB54T5M
Customer conplained of hard starts, then no start. Have good spark, fuel is at 40 psi, great injector pulse, and compression. Were leaning towards a timing chain, any help appreciated. Thank Glenn
2001 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L class II dat VIN: 1G4HR54K61
This car has a very random problem that will occur every 4-8 weeks-the car will not start and/or will display "unknown driver" on the message center while driving.When we have checked it after it was towed-in every module in the car-pcm,bcm,ip,...etc would not...
2000 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G6KY5497Y
Shows Po300 misfire on cylinders 1&4 on scantool, intermittent problem. Changed plugs and wires, no change. Coil packs seem to be OK. HELP!! Elden Trouble codes: P0300
1987 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YY2180H
had both codes when it can in. cleared and put on shop maf sensor. drove 8-10 miles ok. on start up to pull in over night light poped on. only code 34 set. shut off to go get scanner hooked up code gone. seems to only come on on start up. still not there today... Trouble codes: 34 (maf low), 35 (maf high)
1991 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 4.3L hvac module VIN: 2GCFK19Z8M
vehicle came in with complaint of battery going dead overnight, and hvac module staying powered up ater ignition shut off, some times would shut off and then power back up, so if we pull the hvac fuse it would shut off so we figured it had to be powering up th...
1993 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L No Start, Surge, Stall VIN: 1GHDT13W4P
this thing always has good fuel pressure even when it's actingup but it feels just like it doesn't it falls off under light load and surges badly. all the data egr map tps is good while it's acting up. the more you drive the worse it gets and the more sluggish...
1993 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1GNDM19WXP
Hello guys, i have a 93 astro that came to the shop with a no start, found bad ignition module and replaced it. next i found it had excessive dumping of fuel, found it had a bad temp sensorand replaced it and the plugs,cleaned injectors. the van now runs fine ...
1993 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GNDM19W5P
runs great at idle and when not moving, when it reaches about half throtle the engine cuts out and surges,wont start at times until the fuel injectors are scrach tested.
1994 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Fuel lines VIN: 1G1YY22P4R
We have this 94 vette and the rear fuel lines from the tank to the filter are rusted and leaking. My question is has anyone replaced these lines before, any short cuts and any idea on how much time is involved in replacing the lines with oe replacement. Mitche...
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L engine VIN: 1GNDT13W1S
customer brought this vehicle into us to repair a problem they have had been living with for the past six months.vehicle starts fine cold and starts great actually 90% of the time except after the engine has been put under load-several kms. of uphill driving a...
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 ...
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...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W11
This Blazer keeps coming back with a check eng. light on. It will come on about 7-10 days after being reset. The P0410, P0452 and P0453 keep coming back. The P0410 code set a freeze frame last time. Mileage since last failure:721, mileage since mil req:932, Co... Trouble codes: P0410 (Secondary Air Inj. Sys), P0452 (Fuel tank pressure sens. ckt low voltage), P0453 (Fuel tank pressure sens. ckt high voltage)
1995 Chrysler Intrepid 3.3L cooling fan circuit VIN: 2C3HH46T8S
the computor on this vehicle activates the cooling fan relay with out a command from the coolant temp sensor . thus the cooling fan continues to run all the time the engine is running.once the vehicle is started there is a 5 second delay & then the cooling fan...
1998 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2C3HD46JXW
Customer complaint is after the vehicle is driven( engine compartment is good and hot) and sits for and hour or so the vehicle will not start. After it sits awhile it will start blowing smoke out the back and running terrible for a minute or two. This is a int...
2001 Chrysler Sebring 2.7L oil pressure
vehicle came in with oil light coming on. fellow tech changed sending unit because of oil in harness connector, and problem seemed to go away. two weeks later the vehicle came back and i checked it, and sure enough, connector had oil in it. ordered a new senso...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L transmission VIN: 1B4GP54L2T
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Oil Lamp VIN: 2B3HD46R01
Customer brought in vehicle with oil lamp flickering at idle only. I first checked switch and oil was running out of it. Before replacement I checked oil pressure and it was fine. 15-16 psi hot at idle and in drive. 55 PSI at 3000 RPM. Replaced switch with a "...
1995 Eagle Talon ESi 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 4E3AK44Y6S
will start and sometimes will run for a couple mins or a couple hours with no problem then it will die while idling or slowing down to turn a corner or sitting at a traffic light if you try to restart the veichle it will not restart unless you trun the key to ...
1988 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L torque converter VIN: 1FTCR14T3J
Hello trans techs, what I have here is when I place the gear selecter into drive or rev, the torque converter applys and stalls the engine. Is this a valvebody, solinoid problem or the torque conveter itself? Thanks for the help.
1992 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L master cyl VIN: 2FTH26HXNC
if you push the pedal the first time it will go almost to the floor second pump is good.have checked all tsb and mad sure all were done.had this same problem before an after brake work,it dose have rear abs.
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FMRU18W4W
Replace the head gaskets and sent the heads to the machine shop all was ok got the truck back together and it ran fine for a few weeks and then it started making noise in the valve area after running for a short time. If you shut the truck off and then start i...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Speedometer VIN: 2FTRX18W6X
The following codes are present. "P1502 VSS fault from ABS" / "P0500 VSS fault ".This truck does not use VSS in transfer case.VSS signal comes from ABS module or GEM.Speedo and cruise control not working.This is 4 wheel ABS system.I perfromed dignostics on HEC...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU73W22
Customer brought it to me with a missfire complaint. Checked for fire from the coil and found fire. Checked for injector operation with noid light and it was fine. Replaced spark plugs. Crank sensor was cracked and leaking oil though connector. Replaced crank ... Trouble codes: P0300
2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: IFAFP40452
I have this mustang that keeps returning with po172-175) We are her second shop new o2 sensors have been put on. I check the fuel pressure it reads arounf 60-65 psi. Micthell spec says 35-55 I tried a new pressure reg. no differents the LT fuel trim on both ba... Trouble codes: 172 (rich bank 1), 175 (rich bank 2)
2003 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAHP31383
this vehicle came in with a code po 128 (coolant temp below thermostat regulating temp) customer also had a vague complaint that the car was a little sluggish since the light came on. all sensors involved such as the coolant temp sensors and the intake air tem... Trouble codes: P0128
1997 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L tcc slipage VIN: 1GKPT13W5V
ive ran several tests ,all pressures good ,we installed new engine about 2months ago ,customer says has had code 1860 for a long time ,i thought this would be an easy repair ,boy was i wrong ,i am wandering about grd wire bulletions for issue ,for ecm relocate...
2004 GMC Envoy XL SLT 4.2L pedal VIN: 1GKET16S54
Hello all, hoping to find some info on this Envoy we have. Owner claims the pedal goes to the floor when the vehicle is cold, usually after setting all night, or all day in parking lot. Only happens once, while pulling out of lot then has a good pedal. They ha...
1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L driver's door VIN: JHMCB7552M
This vehicle came to us with the drivers door refusing to open from inside or out. We have pulled the door panel up enough to see inside the door. Pulled pass door latch assy to find how the linkage works. All linkage rods intact and attached to main door latc...
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.7L Misfire VIN: 1HGCE6658S
I sure would appreciate any advice anyone has on this one... we don't see many asian ones in here and not really up to date on repair data for them. This sure seems like it's a mechanical problem as it feels and sounds like it intermittently misses on at least...
1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L compressor VIN: 1HGCD5639S
Thanks in advance; This honda has been a real problem. The vehicle came to our shop with a siezed compressor. We removed the compressor, drier, condensor and the expansion valve. The lines were all flushed. The condensor was replaced with the same design unit....
1997 Honda Accord SE 2.2L Wiring Harness VIN: 1HGCD5603V
Hi Group This car came in with a high dollar upgrade performed on it, including new paint on the inside and outside. On the interior they dyed the seats and painted the rest. While performing the paint job it appears they removed the trim panal on the right s...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Memory Seats VIN: SAJHX1744T
Can one program the memory seats to set the driver's seat to a particular position whenever the car is unlocked with the remote? Thanks, Clint [...]
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Hesitation VIN: 1J4GZ78S2T
Customer's complaint was a lack of power in the morning. We found a broken up catalytic converter and a cracked exhaust manifold. We replaced the full exhaust system and found that the lack of power was still there. I then checked fuel presure and found it had...
1996 Lexus LS400 4.0L power door locks VIN: JT8BH22F9T
Got some ghosts here. Power door locks will randomly begin actuating, sometimes when key is turned in driver lock, sometimes when parked, sometimes when running and driving down the road. (Motorist is a realtor, and it freaks out her clients) Usually all four ...
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...
1989 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on, MIL Flickers VIN: 1LNBM81F5K
Vehicle came in with no start condition. MIL flickers and all relays and solenoid type components under hood including fuel injectors click. After a period of time everything stops and vehicle starts. Have replaced EEC relay and no fix. Thinking an ecm, but it...
1990 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L heater VIN: JM3LV5234L
heater adequate at fwy speeds. when slow down or come to stop heater goes cold. it is winter/spring here at 4000 feet, so it is cold. 20-35deg f at night, 45-55deg f during day. i am thinking that when warm weather arrives this vehicle might have a cooling pro...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L power windows and suroof VIN: WDBJF72F8V
very nice one owner car came in to used car dealership windows and sunroof inop alldata is no help i hope one of you can tested all fuses but don't know where to go from here...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Rotor VIN: WDBNG75J22
Hello everyone, I could use some help on this one. The customer had this problem ever since purchasing the car and the dealer he bought it from(slightly used) told him it was normal. It will squeal while backing up with moderate braking force after the brakes ...
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Unknown VIN: 2MELM75W4S
this trans buzzes ,only in neutral and hot.do these have a common fault? trans has worked good for me but customer says sometimes its like neutral for a few seconds,after coming to a stop.
1992 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L engine VIN: JA3XC47S6N
Thanks in advance for your help. This car will start and idel good, but sometimes it will die within 5 seconds. other times it is when you are coming up to a stop sign. most of the time it will start right up, but customer did say it would take a while for it ...
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK4Y2TE
removed viper alarm as found in a fix on iatn did not help
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...
2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L MIL Lamp on, po401 code returns VIN: 4A3AC44G22
we have a mastertec scanner and cannot monitor any egr data in the obdii generic function, any experience or help would be greatley appreciated, with a fix for this problem. Trouble codes: P0401
2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L body VIN: 1N4BL11E02
We have listened with a stethoscope on the engine. The noise is really pronounced with the engine running at idle. The noise goes away when engine speed is increased. The fuel pump module has been replaced. The noise is most pronounced on the fuel rail. There ...
1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme S 3.1L instrument panel VIN: 1G3WH54T2N
led display for fuel,speedo inop at times, seems like harness to unit might be at fought rapping on unit will reactive but shut key off and back on unit will not work only above mentioned items dont work, charge light,service engine light, seat belt ,oil light...
1994 Plymouth Sundance 2.2L Drive Belt VIN: 1P3XP24D0R
This is my own personal vehicle. I replaced the head gasket and timing belt a weeks ago, a few weeks later, decided to change my belts (intermittent cold squealing) Afterwards, I was still getting a squeal, much louder and all the time. after applying belt dre...
1993 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.8L MIL Lamp on, trans wont up shift VIN: IGMDUV6L2P
thanks to all in advance. This van came in with a complaint of no upshift after 2nd. On my first roadtest it did shift into third after a while and enough speed. I came back and scanned the computer looking for a trans code, but instead came up with a lot of c... Trouble codes: 25 (Manifold Air Temp to high), 65 (Cruise Control Servo Position Sernsor/67Fault cruise control switch/68 Cruise control command problem), 66 (A/C Pressure Sensor/Circuit Problem), 69 (High pressure switch circuit), 88 (PCM Reset), 99 (Power Management Problem)
2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L 4 way switch & flasher VIN: 1G2NF52E12
The 4 way emergency light Switch, located in center dash keeps cycling the flash relay (internally in switch). While using turn signals left or right you hear the flasher click on each blink. (The flasher for turn signals and 4 way lights is located in the 4-w...
1986 Saab 900 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, Low power VIN: YSYS3AB35J
When the engine is run at 2000 RPM with the 4-gas reading the tailpipe, the lever adjustment can be set so the emissions seem to be correct, but then at idle, the readings from the tailpipe are 10-20 times what they should be. When the idle is near correct at ...
2001 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GF48581
Car came in with P1507, tested as per FSM. Found no vacuum leaks, throttle cable adjustment good. No restriction in IAC valve or bypass line. Freeze frame data shows: Open loop, Load 10.2% Temp 113 STFT 0% LTFT -13% MAP 8.3 RPM 1813 Speed 0 MPH. Replaced IAC v... Trouble codes: P1507 (Idle Control System Malfunction fail safe)
1982 Volvo 244 GL 2.1L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, HIGH IDLE VIN: YV1AX4949C
vehicle arrived in shop for low idle condition... inspected and found bellows between cis and intake had small cracks... replaced bellows... repaired other suspect vacuum lines... idle control motor had open circuit... replaced idle motor... also found several...

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1999 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L 4-5 shift VIN: WAUBG34D5X
Thanks to those who responded,this puppy was sent to another dealer to verify(350 km away) what we thought all along that the convertor was shot.They scanned it and said right away that the convertor was slipping according to the scanner readings.To bad all de...
2003 Audi A4 1.8L driver's door locks VIN: WAUJC58E33
Ok thanks to Steve from Alberta for a very fast response, i hope help you Steve in the future, problem was a bad ground conection located at right side under dash. After have fixed it, system works fine again. As for the fail codes still i don't know what they...
1988 BMW 750iL 5.0L engine Temp VIN: WBAGC8310J
We measured the thermostat from the car and a new one side by side found identical opening and closing rated when put in heated coolant. did a warranty replacement of the coolant pump and now the engine is no longing running 56C, no runs 79C. Most replies were...
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L Hesitation, Stall VIN: WBDAM6334X
Hi Techs Everyone who answered my request nailed it on the head. I replaced the pvc system and problem solved. Thank you again for the quick response. Your fellow tech Thomas
2004 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L speedometer going over 180 KPH and staying there VIN: 3G5DA03E54
I'm going to have to close this help request now. The majority of the respondeds suggested the instrument cluster as being the faulty part. Some even suggested this to be a common problem. Well my client is a used car dealer and they don't want to spend the mo...
1997 Chevrolet C1500 4.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GCEC14W6V
Well the truck runs great, the problem was with the rocker arm ball being turned upside down. You know you like the techs to have a little speed but when this happens you hate to climb all over them for doing some thing I did when I was starting also, Well wri...
1998 Chevrolet Metro LSi 1.3L No Start VIN: 2C1MR5224W
my brother marked the cam gear wrong & set timing belt to the i on gear it should have been set to the e runs good now
1999 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCFG25M5X
Thank you all for your quick response to my problem with code p1345. You all pointed to a problem with the distributor and were right on. My first problem was I was getting incomplete info on how to test for the problem. The test was to check to see if the rea... Trouble codes: P1345.
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDM19W2X
Well got this one fixed. AC Delco help line was very helpful. I kept timing on number 1 TDC and pointing rotor to number 1. If you look at one of these distributors there is a very small 6 on the base of the distributor which should be lined up with the rotor ...
2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDT19WXY
The majority of replies said to replace the MAF sensor. I couldnt get the customer to spring for a sensor unless I could prove it would fix it. He may go to a dealer and get a second opinion . The trans code never came back after the original time in. Thanks f... Trouble codes: P0101, P1870.
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GCHK23103
Again,thanks to all who replied. The techs at the dealer found bad injectors to be the cause and the glow plug circuit not complete (only 3 glow plugs were actually working). GM has extended the warranty on this truck to 200K. I don't know if its that way on a...
1997 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.5L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD56F6V
Thanks for the help people. We finally traced the problem back to a bad ground wire on back of the head. The eyelets had some oxidation on them and when the car heated up, it would loose the ground to the computer. We replaced the them and the car has no driva...
1990 Dodge Ramcharger 5.2L Broken Odometer VIN: 3B4GM17Y9L
Thanks to those of you who responded to my post. It appears as though most folks who have experienced this same problem have ended up with a used cluster if one could be located. Obviously I have not yet repaired the vehicle, but I am considering taking up Ste...
1993 Dodge Dakota 5.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GG23Y6P
First thanks to all who replied. Lewis and Douglas sent me in the right dirrection. When current ramping the injector it would take about 45 minutes before acting up. At that time the amp. would go flat, when acting up i would switch #5 and #6 injector wires a... Trouble codes: 27 (5 injector fault).
1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1B3AD56T6S
Thanks for everyones patience on this one. It came down to the PCM shuting down for a split second as the car idled or drove. I found the viol/wt wire from the PCM to the MAP,TPS,AC pres sensor shorting to ground intermitantly causing the symtoms. I cut the wi...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L No Start VIN: 2B3HD46R1Y
timing is everything!unplugging the cam sensor and extended crankig made this worn out neglected powerplant come to life,and i do mean worn out.the timing chain and tensioner was so noisey i could not hear myself say 'holy crap it's gonna blow'.further discuss...
2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R94
ok...i took everyones advice..lol and replaced the nvld. that seemed to to have taken care of the problem too. thanx for all the help. if it werent for this site i dont think i could have fixed the car. Trouble codes: P0441.
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L trans VIN: 1FDLF47FXV
Thanks for all the help received.The fix was to replace trans with jasper remaned,throw away daul mass flywheel replace with soild unit and new clutch. It could not be any better.Thanks joe [...] at dependable diesel you realy went the extra mile.
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L glow plug relay,fuel line heater,pcm VIN: 1FTJW36FXV
Thanks guys, removed filter assy. found heater coil wire broken, the reason it wouldnt show a short sittin still was because truck had to bump the wire hard enough to make it short. From what ive been told heater isnt necessary in warmer climates, main functio...
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L cylinder#5 VIN: 1FDWE35S22
thank you to everyone that replied.thread insert worked great customer very happy.customer opted for thread sert instead of new cylinder.we did replace other 9 spark plugs & found 8 out of 9 spark plugs where only hand tight but thread were still in good shape...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L cooling fan VIN: 2FAFP71W43
I think William nailed it in his reply 'Almost sounds normal.' It turns out that the other 03s in the fleet do exactly the same thing, despite my assumption that they didn't. Apparently the thermostat was the key to the repair, and the over-analyzation that en...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Interior Lights VIN: 1FMDU73K73
You guys are great..Firstly this vehicle had dual problems with the interior lights. The ground that comes from the cluster some idiot put an external ground on it, i removed this but the lights were still on, so i took out the WD40 as suggested sprayed all th...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Unknown VIN: 1FTSW21P55
Thanks to all that responded, I talked to a ford rep and they are going to check it out again. I sent all the postinsgs that were sent to me. Maybe they will follow the advice that you sent. hope so. Thanks again to all that responded. I will post what the res...
2006 Ford E-150 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE14WX6
Thank you for your response. We cleaned the injectors and both the short term and long term fuel trims went to almost zero after cleaning. The car has not come back. Trouble codes: P0304, P0307, P0300.
1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Drive-axles VIN: 4S6CM58W4W
although customer chose not to fix vehicle at this time due to the time it would take to do the repair john did send me some great info on this vehicle thanks to all 4 who replied
2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Hesitation VIN: SHSRD78833
Wow, - I'm overwhelmed. I appreciate the help from everyone, especially Howard, thanks. We pulled the vtec solenoid out and checked the screen, it was clean; and since at this point the car had still not acted up for us, we went ahead and ordered the new solen... Trouble codes: P1259 (VTEC System Malfunction).
1999 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF2533X
Replaced MAF, solved problem. Thank you ALL for your help!!! Elden Trouble codes: P0171.
1998 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L head VIN: 4S2CK5806W
Well, it ended up being the timing belt tensioner. Isuzu has a recall on this so I printed it for the customer so that hey can take it to isuzu for the fix. thanks to all that replied.
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L air ride VIN: SALTW15431
thank you to all who replied...there was no leaks in lines or bags...it turned out to be a programming problem...it was stuck in transport mode...the dealer reprogrammed the computer and all is good...special thanks to david of north carolina for spending his ...
1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT8UZ30C6N
Well I have finished my exam of the car. and after helpful hints on things to check I haven't come up with any more solid clues than a VAF Sensor ( airfloe meter). Many said to check the cold start injector. I thought it might be that at first, but I cannot ev...
1993 Mazda B2200 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JM2UF1231P
thanks for all the replies ,most ppl pointed out the crank key may have broke causing it to slip out of time ... that wasn't the case .Egr is non existant on this truck and injectors were all working .I still stand behind bad ecm ,as some of you agreed ,howeve...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L tcc VIN: 1YVGE22C8V
Hello everyone: I apologize for delaying this summary. I did not fix this car due to the mileage and production date. After checking the wiring for the TCC solenoid I concluded the problem was internal. I advised the customer to find a used tranny. From the re...
1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1070441202
i wish to thank everyone who responded to my problem.i want to especially thank patrick from european auto repair in leesburg virginia for all of his help and advice. the fix was a combination of the points for the fuel injection and readjusting the mass air...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L Oil Cooler VIN: WDBGA32E7N
The Oil cooler and the gasket, do not match the engine bock. Was the reply form Franz at DelmerChrysler, stated that in fact they do not match but will work ok together. all of the bolt holes will line up and the gasket will seal. I will install the oil cool...
2001 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM50U81
Thanks to all who offered help. The Sable long term and short term fuel trim readings are back to normal. Two of you, Andrew from Tennessee and Bob from Alberta both suggested that intake valve deposits may be the problem. I had considered this, but dismissed ... Trouble codes: P0174 (bank 2 lean).
2003 Mercury Marauder 4.6L tires VIN: 2MEHM75V43
i want to thank all , you have convinced the customer and myself that the problem is the speed on take off from a stop.the vehicle has a posi rear and even with no effect the vehicles rear tires spin on acceleration from a stop; that is causing the tire wear i...
1997 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.5L Misfire VIN: JA3AV11A3V
hello techs; want to thank all the guys for their help on this vehicle. renewed ignition parts again used oem parts just as before has not made this arching noise since,runs well so far. will see. hope this balloon won't need a distributor T.F.
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8ARO55WW
This SUV was equipped with aftermarket remote start system. Customer didn't inform us she had been experiancing problem with start system & had been going to installer to get it repaired.Apparently they tied a wire into the signal wire from the PCM to the dist... Trouble codes: P1320, P0325.
1991 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L No Start VIN: SCAZN02D1M
I guess it is time to close this post. Car is no better now than when I started in spite of some helpful advice. I was able to get some wiring information plus component location, etc. I replaced both crank sensors (reference at front pulley and speed/rpm at f...
1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager Expresso 3.3L No Start VIN: 2P4GP44R9W
Thanks for the replies. Most of the replies spoke about possible fuse connections or Body computer problems. I spoke to the customer yesterday and was told that the problem has not re-occured since their last visit. The problem is very intermitant. We are both...
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