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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED64B4Y
car came in the shop for nys inspection no check engine light because the light bulb is out so i decided to check for codes and found 5 codes po120,p1137,p1139,p1113 and p1131 i check for any help tips on fix data base but did not came up any thing on these co... Trouble codes: P0102, P1137, P1139, P1113, P1131
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Block and heads VIN: WAUEH64B21
This car uses about 1 quart of oil in 1400 miles. Local franchised dealer tells us that this is considered normal and even down to a quart in 700-1000 miles is within the acceptable range. I am looking for a TSB or other data which might help support this. The...
1996 BMW 318i 1.9L water pump ?
Hi fellow techs. Sorry about no vin but I am posting this from home. Customer complained about overheating in about five miles of driving. Coolant level was low, lots of small bubbles coming from bleeder screw, coolant overflowing from radiatot with bleeder sc...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6332X
good day car towed in customer had tryed to replace battery himself and gave up (you have to take the terminal caps off) okay easy enough remove caps from terminals and cables go on .put car in lot cust picked up drove short way and returned car will not accel... Trouble codes: 209 (ews sensor malfunction), 118 (throttle vlv signal inconsitent), 169 (throttle valve), P0601
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L compressor VIN: 5UXFX53562
I have this 2002 bmw X5 in my shop that came in with the a/c compressor not activating. I evac. & charged the system to its full capasity. Also have checked all (60) fuses and they check out ok and the outside temp. sensor is reading fine. Please Help...
1992 Buick Roadmaster 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G4BN5379N
i was requested to tow car to our shop on a no start first test was to spray fuel in tbi car started up ran till we removed fuel supply 2nd test fuel press. no press found tested pump relay no power checked wireing found that relay hot ran through oil press. s...
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Steering VIN: 3G5DA03E22
The Vehicle is getting a popping noise in the front suspension when turning slow. No Noises on straight ahead or normal driving. Checked everything possible. Is there anything that is common to these trucks or am I missing something. Thank You, Dan
1992 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1YY23PXN
car came in several times for intermitant stumble and die never got to act up in shop.finnally this time got to act up and got code for low resolution signal gone so we replaced dist ( delco) and still had same problem got to act up in shop and died and would ... Trouble codes: 16 (low resolution pulse fault), 42 (est error)
1993 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 7.4L Misfire, BACKFIRES VIN: 1GBGK29N6P
Need some Big Block techs to help out here. Got this from another shop-starts right up when cold and begins bucking, backfiring, farting and generally runs like real crap. You can acellerate this throttle body unit radpidly and it winds right up, but when you ...
1995 Chevrolet C3500 7.4L fuel pump VIN: 1GTGC33NOS
I'm confused, and of course the customer wants the truck yesterday..so someone please tell me I'm crazy, or tell me there's actually something wrong. This pickup is very well maintained, I replaced the fuel pump, and filter last year. It came in with the compl...
1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2G1WX12XOT
I have had this car for 2 days now. When I first drove the car it hesitated like it was lean and miss-fired badly under load. The customer just purchased this car last week and knows no history. I first suspected plugs and wires but when I checked I found they...
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L head gaskets VIN: 1GNAX035WD
Vehicle diagnosed with bad head gaskets and seized engine by another shop. we were told customer overheated vehicle to the point that the engine shut down. We received vehicle at our school as a project vehicle. We were able to get the vehicle started, and cou...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L 4WD service light VIN: 2GCEK19T1Y
I've had an int. 4wd light on and off for about a month now. Finally was able to get a code from the truck. B2725-Active transfer Case mode switch fault. From what I can tell it is related back to the actual 4wd switch on the dash. I'm looking to see if thes...
2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L keyless entry VIN: 1G1ND52J53
Hi guys. I have exhausted my resources on this one. (mod and internet search) The remote keyless entry (RKE) works normally except that the horn will not chirp when lock is pressed twice. The horn will sound in panic mode. Is this a programming or set user pre...
2005 Chevrolet Uplander LT 3.5L vibration VIN: 1GNDV33L35
I have a 2005 up lander that has Continental tire on it ( O E ) If the van sits for 12-24 Hours the tires have flat spots in them. This causes a Vibaration some days and a woble on others and nothing on others. GM and tire manufactor say this is OK. Have iform...
1953 Chrysler New Yorker 331CID torque converter VIN: 1C69002956
Well, I got this vehicles wiring repaired and the car runs great. Now we find that ALL fluids had been drained by the owner prior to bringing the car into the shop. This car has the torque drive converter type of clutch. What I need is how much fluid does this...
1997 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EJ56HOV
HELLO,this car is a hand full. To start with this car acts up maybe once ever 60 to 80 miles, sometimes when u crank car is will just cut right back off you can recrank the car and it will refire with out a problem. Somethimes when idling the car will got off ... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Dream 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY68B72
Hello, This vehicle came running excellent but with the MIL on with a code that stated internal controller problem. The vehicle belongs to a used car sales lot. They aquired a used PCM. I installed the PCM. Now the car will start and run a few seconds and die....
1998 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2B3HD46R6W
the problem in this vehicle is intenmitent. it could be running fine and then the ground of the asd relay and the fuel pump start to go intemitenly witch cause the vehicle to stall. sometimes the ground go off and on quickly so the vehicle feel like a misfire.... Trouble codes: P0622 (generator field circuit)
1998 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L abs VIN: 3B7MF36D6W
hey all. this p/u came in with abs and brake light on. scanned it and the cop showed 36 (rear speed sensor), 71 (ram/read/write/error/), 72 (rom checksum). so i replaced the rear speed sensor as it was broken in half. now when you drive it it locks up the rear...
1993 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L No Start VIN: 1FDJE37G6P
Hello everybody this van has bee tow in for non start, We checked and found no spark, fuel presuure ok, tested hall effect stator found a square wave signal but only from 0 volts to 3 volts. (Another shop has been replaced distribuitor) we removed dist to repl...
1996 Ford F-350 XL 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTJW35H6T
I have worked on this 5.8L F-250 truck for a week and have about the same problem as when I started. Truck came in with several codes as noted. The truck has an intermittent rough idle. It had spark knock which a timing adjustment fixed. The main thing I notic... Trouble codes: P1443 (evap purge solenoid), P0175 (bank 2 sys rich), P1703 (P1708- P0300 random misfires), P1708 (P0300 random misfires), P1443 (evap purge solenoid), P1152 (ho2s21 sensor indicates rich)
1997 Ford Aerostar XLT 4WD 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTDA41X8V
Hi everyone; This Aerostar has an intermitent no start problem when cold. It seems the colder it is, the worse it is. Our temperatures have been from 20 to -10, when the problem has showed up. The engine turns over fine. There is no spark to the plugs. It has...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L heater control knobs VIN: 1FAFP58S1X
Heater control buttons do not light up at night when the lights are turned on. I checked the voltage from headlamp switch at pin #2 light blue wire. Voltage and ground are present at back of control panel assembly. I tried to disassemble control panel looking ...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17L5Y
This truck came in with engine stalling. Check codes found multiple codes for o2s, trany and evap systems (13 codes in all). I check computer grounds and powers found good. Check connections found good, fuses are all good.Exhaust back pressure normal. Tune up ... Trouble codes: P0135 (o2s heater fault b1s1), P0141 (o2s heater fault b1s2), P0155 (o2s heater fault b2s1), P0161 (o2s heater fault b2s2), P0443 (evap ctrl system purge ctrl valve circuit malf), P0712 (trans fluid temp sen ckt low input)
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Steering Wheel VIN: 1FMPU17L43
I feel a vibration while turning and accelerating from a stop. The vibration is felt in the steering wheel and gas pedal. I believe the vibration is in the steering gear but can not duplicate it in the shop. Has anybody ran across this before?
1997 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GTEC19W2V
this truck has come to us from another shop, it belongs to a used car lot, it has a random missfire when accel, it starts to act up when cold at about 1500 rpm, hot at 2500 rpm, it does it both in nuetral and in gear, before we first saw veh, had the plugs, wi...
1999 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L Lighting VIN: 1GTEC19T5X
Customer states that at night the headlights will not come on even turning them on manually. We tested the system and it has been working properly for two days during the day and at night. For us at dark (or simulating dark) the headlights come on without the ...
2003 GMC C7500 6.6L Fuel,Oil,Volt, Temp Gages VIN: 1GDK7J1CX3
This Vehicle has no Temp,Volt,Oil.or Fuel gage Function,Tachometer works aswell as Speedometer,Vehicle was repaired at GM Dealer,along with another Truck of this Series,with Same problem. Was told fix was a Bad Connection;ie(Ground) wasn't specific. Based on m...
1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L obdII code def VIN: 2HKRL1864X
Veh. came in with engine light on. Missfire codes cyl# 2&4. Checked for pending codes - P1399 stored. no def for code. Replace spark plugs and missfire codes are no more. After short test drive I checked pending codes again - [...] is set. Not putting MIL ... Trouble codes: P1399 (no defenition available)
2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG16551
Hi guys, This one came to me about a month ago because she wanted someone to service it she could trust. I did an oil change, new air filter, new cabin air filters. Pretty simple stuff... About 800 miles later she flew into a town 125 miles from here, started ... Trouble codes: P0505
2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L ac VIN: 1HGCM66503
I have a problem with the A.C (blows warm and short cycles), on a 2003 Accord belonging to a VP of my largest corporate account. Initially I thought that the system was low on refrigerant. I evacuated the system, put the system in a vacuum for 1/2 hour, rechar...
1995 Isuzu NPR 3.9L hard start VIN: JALC4B1K6S
This one is actually here today for brakes but I also got one of those, "oh yeah. . .while its in can you" evaluate for long crank, hard start, smoke (starts dark then goes white) on cold start up - when the customer left it with us. I had a feeling this one ...
2002 Isuzu Rodeo Sport S V6 3.2L speedo VIN: 4S2CM57W52
vehicle sent over from new car dealer several of their techs tried to fix problem seems worse cold. speedo jumps around and engine cuts out at times also if you unhook speed sensor and rev engine speedo goes up.wandering if anyone has seen this we dont do alot...
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L transfer case VIN: 1J4GZ58Y2P
hey folks this is a strange one,not much baffles me but this sure does.this jeep makes a noise like a card in bicycle spokes when vehicle slow down and will do it at almost a crawl or coming down from any speed,worse when brake pedal is applied,still does it ...
1991 Lexus ES250 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8VV22TXM
Okay, my turn. I have a good working knowledge of the pizo type knock system in use on todays cars. But this one is irritating due to the lack of information from the manufacture. This car would kick the mil light apon accelerating the motor to 2,000 rpm in pa... Trouble codes: 52 (Knock sensor signal)
1999 Lexus LS400 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT88H28F5X
car runs well. no symptoms other than one dtc (po171) lean condition bank one. Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1)
1999 Lexus LS400 4.0L Tail Light Failure VIN: JT8BH28F5X
All bulbs are working but we replaced them again and bought them from the Lexus dealer to make sure. All brake lights and tail lights work fine but message board on dash reads, "Tail light failure." As indicated above, all ground/power inputs are correct to La...
1994 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1YVGE22D8R
I have installed a new ignition rotor, 2 new distrubutor caps, the first made in Italy, the second made in Japan, and I also put in a new coil from the dealer. I also put another set of plugs in. Problem is I can't get enough secondary voltage, about 20kv. max... Trouble codes: 15 (Left O2 output less than .55v), 23 (Right O2 output less than .55v)
1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L No Start VIN: WDBDA29D74
Vehicle will not start,fuel pressure is effecient by mercedes standards, battery and starter are working properly and have power, there is no spark from the coil, replaced the crank sensor with a new good working one, but we cannot further test due to lack of ...
1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1N4BU31D5S
Hi, This vehicle came in for MIL being on and failing smog check at a test only station. Failed HC, NOx, and functional for MIL being on. Repaired MIL by cleaning out clogged exhaust passages leading up to transducer. Pre-tested vehicle. Everything ok except i... Trouble codes: P0400 (EGR system fault)
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L abs, vdc, tcs VIN: 5N1AR18W85
Well I used to work for Nissan and would have worked on this myself but I had to have them do it because it's still under warranty. They replaced the Left rear sensor and the problem is still there. What happens is all the lights come on...ABS TCS and VDC. I g...
1997 Plymouth Voyager 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2P4FP25B8V
hello ladies and gentle men, i have a 1997 plymouth voyager with a 2.4 litre motor. came in with a lit mil, pulled codes and retrieved a p1496, low reference voltage. reference voltage in question is a 5 volt reference signal for the tps, map, and a/c pressure... Trouble codes: P1496
1988 Pontiac Grand Am 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G2NE14D2J
Car came to us after several shops attempted to fix. Originally the car would just die intermittently going down the road. Then sometimes would have to wait 10 minutes to get car to restart. When got to me it would not start. Found code 42. testing found bad i... Trouble codes: 42 (est spark timing circuit)
1994 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G2NE55M2R
Car towed in for no start. Found no spark to plugs. Module and coils checked out so I replaced crank sensor and car started right up and ran fine. I gave car to customer but they called me back very next day no start again. Again no spark, I heated coils, modu...
2001 Saab 9-3 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: TS3DD58H91
This Saab was here a couple of week ago and we found the solenoid for the bypass valve bad and replaced that. We also noticed that the vacuum hosses where pourus so we replaced them. The customer took the car and the light came back on in 2 trips. I don't have... Trouble codes: P1110 (Charge Air Bypass Valve)
2000 Saturn SL2 1.9L trans temp VIN: 1G8ZK5279Y
Hello all, this is our first post, hopefully someone has seen the problem. This car continually sets a po714 - transaxle fluid temp sensor circuit intermittant. Basically there are no real diagnostics we can come up with, except that the pcm is seeing 10 degre...
2000 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FJSF6354Y
acts like vacuum leak, add propane runs fine, cant find vacuum leak anywhere, smoke checked, carb clean and propane no leak found, i might just be missing some thing, scan data shows .000 on o2 at idle lt. fuel at -25 why?? if o2 shows lean why would computer ...
1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2T1AE09BXS
please help this car came in with a no start so I replaced the coil with a standard one got it to run now it cuts out. since the first coil I have put 3 more on and a distributor and a crank sensor, tps, ignitor, since the problem is still happening with all o...
1999 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0L radiator fan and condenser fan VIN: 4T3ZF13C6X
Our Toyota tech just put a used engine into this Sienna, and it runs fine except that both of the cooling fans (one for the condenser and one for the radiator) run all of the time on high speed. We don't know if this condition was present when the old engine w...
1999 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L transfer case VIN: JT3HT05J7X
I found this one with the 4wd selector lever in the low position and the vehicle will only move (forward or reverse)when in low. The 4wd selector is a lever type and has a positive feel when placed through the three positions of H, L and N. I did get the vehic...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWSE29M08
gents have this 00 jetta came in the other day with tow truck. Cust states car died on highway, so she towed it to her house, next morn she started it up and it ran for 1 min and died. car towed to my shop. Tried to start, cranks but no start, found fuel gauge...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L engine VIN: WVWACC63B8
This car makes a rattling noise on startup that stops after a few seconds or when you rev the engine. Once the noise stops it usually doesn't come back until you shut the engine off, let it set for a few minutes and then restart it. It sounds like a loose timi...

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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Oil Leak VIN: WAUBA24B1W
Hi guys, Sorry it took so long, you guys are the best ,& you hit it right on , replace new tensoiner seal&gasket & that took care of the problem...Thanks a million
1986 BMW 325e 2.7L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBAAE54056
First thanks to all who responded, the sucess was the coolant temp and O2 sensors. We took the ohmic values for the ECT and they started at 1350ohm @ 30^C, and dropped to 345ohm @ 70^C. When we disconnected the O2, we were getting a steady reading of .7V with ...
1991 Buick Regal Custom 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G4WB54T5M
thank you all for your help and suggestions. we checked all of the injectors and there were 2 bad ones. vehicle also had a cracked crank shaft sensor. thanks again glenn
1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 2G1FP22P9S
after several days was able to get this to stall & not crank again bill [...] was correct it was an ignition switch intermittent contact causing the no start/no crank. i surmize the maf sensor code was from the intermittent power drop out as it has not occure... Trouble codes: 48 (maf system fault).
1996 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L 1-2, 2-3, 3-4, tcc VIN: 1GCCT19W9T
IATN did it again. You guys are great. I rechecked voltage at the pin on the transmission and i had 12.4 volts. When it acted up again, i had my meter with me and the fuse for the trans had 4 volts. Jumpered fuse to good 12v all the time fuse and shifts great....
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L fuel leak VIN: 1GNEK13RXX
Sorry for the delay but i wanted to be sure it is fixed. The fix was to replace the fuel tank with a used unit. The lines were all installed correctly at the tank(some suspected that to be the problem-notit).This tank is plastic,has a rollover valve at both ...
2001 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.3L hard start VIN: 1GCFG25W51
I got many replies about replacing the cap and rotor, I did that and it fixed the problem. Many people mentioned the cap and rotor can look fine but still need replacing. One person mentioned that OEM parts last longer and will not 'tunnel' resulting in crossf... Trouble codes: P0128, P0300.
2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Turn Signals VIN: 1GBHG31R62
Thank you to all who replied. The fix ended up being the multi-function switch and Flasher relay. Between the 2 we fixed the fast blink and both lights flashing outside when going left or right. Thanks again for all your help.
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L trans solenoid switch VIN: 1B4GP44R0Y
Thanks to all for your replies. This problem was related to the valve body in the pan and not the usual solenoid servo on the front of trans. The cause for this failure was due to lack of maintence. You can pay me now or you can pay me later rings true again. ...
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Oil Lamp VIN: 2B3HD46R01
Thanks to all who replied!!! I guess I am one of the only mechanics left to see this problem for the first time. The idle was at 575 rpm in drive. Before I got all of the replies I noticed if I just touched the accelerator pedal the light would stop flickering...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L coolant VIN: 1FALP52U8T
this one is not fixed yet the customer wanted to wait and see what develops. one member mentioned the radiator leaking cold i had replaced the radiator several months ago for that very concern, also i at that time used the BG stop leak and i always use a vacuu...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Intake gaskets VIN: 2FMDA5149T
Thanks for all the replies, this one is fixed and down the road. I did the head gaskets, with Fel-Pro gaskets, new head bolts, and replaced all the heater hoses behind the engine. The hoses were pretty spongy with the heat behind the engine, plus a bitch to ge...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L head VIN: 1FAFP6639X
Head was very easy to remove. The problem was a burnt valve. Thanks for the info! Al [...]
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FAFP6632X
Finally got car to act up when moving harness. When trying to pinpoint it died and would not start which was great. Found it had lost crank sensor at the ecm. The main harness runs from the ecm to plastic holder that is mounted to the intake manifold. About ha...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L loss of power VIN: 1FTWW32F1Y
Well I am going to call this one a 'fix' Owner took the truck and all is well. I think this may have been a driver who told the boss the truck had problems so he could get a day off. Thanks for all of the replies.
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L overdrive light VIN: 1FTWW33FX1
This was one of those guess and try solutions. Ford hotline (yes I work for a Dealer) suggested that the cause of the p0720 was electrical interference. The interference caused the pcm to see a vss signal of 15-20 mph when the truck is sitting still. The pcm s...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU73W22
Thanks to all that replied. The fix ended up being 2 spread terminal on injector connector 1 and 5. after bending terminals closer together problem has fixed. Again thanks for all the sugestions Trouble codes: P0300.
2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6L No Start VIN: 1HGEJ6672Y
thanks to all that replied, it was the coil not putting out enough spark. i installed a new coil and it fired right up and ran fine once i cleared out the gas and oil in the cyl's. what bothered me was the amount of post's that said just to dry it out and cran...
2000 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L No Start VIN: KMHJG35FSY
Thank you for all the replies they helped greatly. The canister was filled with fuel. I replaced the valve and the canister & haven't heard of any problems in a week. Dan [...] Trouble codes: P0441.
2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L C V Joints VIN: KMHWF25S8Y
I replaced the boot only on the right outer and customer is happy with the price. I dissambeled the inner and slid the outer boot on.
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31A91
Thanks to all who replied. We were hoping for more test procedures that could help us put some logic behind this vehicles problem isolation procedure. The replies i got were to replace the bank 2 cat and front O2 sensor. As much as we hate to just put parts on... Trouble codes: P0420, P0430.
1990 Jaguar XJS 5.3L No Start VIN: SAJNW4844L
thanx to all who responded it was all in the coils being damaged from arcing between the coil towers there were ash marks on the towers burn thru on the rotor changed cap rotor plugs and coils and it is happy until its next scheduled breakdown
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Memory Seats VIN: SAJHX1744T
Hi I received two replys of which both were pretty close and they certainly enabled me to set the controls. What one does is start the engine and set the seat, mirrors, steering wheel to where one wants them to be. With the engine still running push the me...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Battery VIN: 1J4GZ78SXT
I would like to thank everybody for their help. I hooked up my low amp probe to measure the amp draw (rather than the test light/DVOM and it was within spec. I had a brain fart in measuring the draw. The customer called yesterday and all was fine with his Jeep...
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4GW48N93
Hey Guys, Happy ending to this one. As John, Philthy and fast Nickie sugested I started to look into fuel quality. No water but did look yellow oily. Had no related info like when gas was added just 'it won't start' so I drained tank and put fresh fuel in it. ...
1997 Kia Sephia 1.8L No Start
found wires going to map senor had gotten pulled up into a vacumn rod on the intake and had rubbed a wire. repaired wire and repostioned and car run's great. thanks for everybody's input on this problem.
2002 Kia Rio 1.5L engine starting/shifting VIN: KNADC12362
First of all, I'm sorry that it has taken this long to reply. I've been waiting for the customer to return, but she hasn't done so. Thanks to those of you that responded to this problem. The problem with her car was a no start at times, and we replaced the tra...
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 2.8L Misfire VIN: 108018-12-
Thanks for all the replies, as I found out by cleaning out the vacuum source at the throttle body which is extremely small, the vacuum supplied to the distributor is actually a vacuum retard. It only is applied at idle when the throttle plate is completely clo...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBHA28E2S
We do several of these wiring looms every year as they are all rotten in the loom. The ignition repair harness is around $60 from the dealer. I fabricate the rest of the harness and charge about $600.00 labor. This car did not come out of surgery as they usual...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L Service Reminder VIN: WDBJF70H4X
most of the replies were redundant instructions that i had already described in my post. I have reset hundreds of MB service reminders over the years. A helpfull service manager from he mercedes store suggested disconnecting the instrument cluster for 20 minut...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Park VIN: WDBR61J41F
Customer has not returned for repairs I suspect that the front sam module is faulty as per 2 replys when car returns I will sugest replacment and will post repair thanks to all that replyed
2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Rotor VIN: WDBNG75J22
Well, thanks very much for all the replies!! The problem of brakes squealing from the front brakes while backing up seems to be a common thing w/ MB's. We've talked to the customer about it and he decided to live with it unless it gets worse. Most of you said ...
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Accs. delay relay,coolant level indicator,door aja VIN: 1MEFM58S9X
OK. Here is the 'believe it or not' repair. Traced problem to voltage being fed into Ckt 745 (between Rear Module and Power antenna). Open the Ckt, problem stops. Voltage was coming from power antenna and was 'pulsing' at the same duty cycle as the GEM was pul...
2002 Mercury Villager 3.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4M2ZV11T62
replaced maint. tune up parts problem was still there then cleaned throttle body and vehicle was fixed with an injector cleaning motor vac
1987 Mitsubishi Starion ESi-R 2.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JA3CC54NOH
I fixed one of the 2 problems. But the good thing is he passed the tail pipe inspection and got new car tags. Now back to what fixed the car. The TPS was very out on spec. You could move it about 1/4 of the travel and the voltage would not go over 1 volt. Inst...
1992 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L engine VIN: JA3XC47S6N
Thanks to all that responed, Most of the replies were right on target. The problem was the ECU caused by the iac. I have replaced both and the car runs great. Thank you all for your help, I am very greatfull to those that took the time to respond.
1997 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L oilleaking
thanks to all that applied. the fix was i got an aftermarket rear main seal from skf bearing that was as thick as the original seal. the mitsubishi seal was thin and leaked. the new thick seal from skf bearing did not leak a drop. thanks again.
2000 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L Intake manifold VIN: 4A3AAY6G2Y
Thanks to all that replied ! Seems that the owner of the car has some what of a lead foot and the air inlet to the throttle body is a hard plastic and has little flex. balance shaft and all else looks good .So I imagine just over time the stress got to much fo...
1995 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2DN11W0S
I received 9 replies but Chad from Absolute Automotive Service hit it right on the head. The problem was MAF sensor. I connected scope to MAF sensor. checked voltage with KOEO had 9 volts. At idle it was within spec. about 1.2 volts. when I reved the engine it... Trouble codes: 33 (Heated O2 sensor open and shorted).
1998 Nissan Sentra 1.6L No Start VIN: 3N1AB41DWL
Ihad done test and all in tbs ntb99-080. but the starting procedure inntb95-120a Makes it start. press accelerator 1/3 down, hold pedal down while cranking during cold weather. Thank You for the help. I over looked this tbs on my search.
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