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2000 Acura Integra GS-R 1.8L valve train VIN: JH4DC2399Y
this is the second rebuild on this motor, everything was done except boring block. put engine together a second time and run it and it idles good, sounds great, when you tach engine to around 2500 rpm it makes what sounds like a valve train noise like it has f...
2002 Acura TL 3.2L vsa VIN: 11UUA56802
Hello Acura techs. I have this TLs with the VSA indicator lite on and code 84 The code will clear but the indicator lite will not turn off. When I try the neutral position memorization I do not get the lite to blink stating it worked. The indicator lite stays ...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L battery VIN: WBADM6349Y
We have an intermittent significant drain on the battery . The battery goes DEAD intermittently. we believe a module may not be going to sleep intermittently . Have you had a recurring , similar event? And what do you do to fix it ? Thanks, Michael
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADNS347Y
Goodafternoon BMW techs.I have a 2000 540i with the check engine light on. I have code 01,activation,solenoid valve,leakage diagnosis pump,permanent. and code 185,leakage diagnostic pump control.Alldata has no information for these codes.I have tried a leak de...
1987 Buick Century Estate Wagon 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4AL8136H
Hi Techs, Car came in with timing sprocket stripped& cam sensor broken. Customer states car was running when timing chain stripped. We replaced timing chain assembly, interupter,cam sensor with parts from GM.Tried to start, no spark or injector pulse. We follo... Trouble codes: 41 (Cam sensor circuit)
2000 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Engine VIN: 2G4WB52K5Y
Hey Guy's here I am again this vehicle is giving us a fit. It all started with the dash lights coming on when either turn signal would be selected. I looked at the schematics on Alldata and everything goes thru the BCM. The customer decided to put the BCM in a...
1965 Chevrolet Corvette 327CID Fuel Gauge VIN: 194675S127
Hello all, needs some help from you guys. I have a fuel gauge that is inop. It has a three wire sender and two wire gauge unit. According to mitchell vintage one wire to the sender is ground and the other two go to the gauge. SO where is the power to make it w...
1990 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L steering pump VIN: 2GC6K29K5L
This truck has burned up three P/S pumps. Fluid get hot and pump quits pumping. Takes about 1/2 hour running in park. No visible restrictions. Return line flows well. First reman pump went one day, second one never left the shop
1991 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GCEC14Z3M
The truck runs well, idles smoothly in park, but will not idle in gear. Scan tool shows IAC counts drop when shifter moves from park position. IAC counts 27 at idle in park, but slowly drop when PRNDL switch moves. Does not require trans gear engagement to ach...
1993 Chevrolet G30 Beauville 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2GBHG31K2P
this is a large delivery van for a local tv store, it's seen better days. anyway it comes in for a lack of power concern. i drive it and it runs fine. called the customer and they said that it needs to go 60-80 miles before it will act up! so i let it sit outs...
1995 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L Fuel pump VIN: 1G1BL52P7S
Hello everyone Got a stumper here and I'm asking for some ideas.Car was towed in with a starts,runs briefly and dies out.We determind low fuel pressure and replacced the pump.I might ad this car sat for a very long time and there is a lot of rust everywhere.Ok...
1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2G1WL52M1T
the 96 lumina has a high idle problem. start up 1500 rpm thenmaybe drop to 1200. 1200rpm is the lowest it will run.when the engine get to 212f and the fans kick on iac motor up 1350rpm and when the fans shut off idle stays at 1350 or goes higher 1400rpm.if you...
1997 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L pinging VIN: 2GCEC19R6V
Hi guys This is the case of the pinging chev. After looking at the archives I went back and checked egr, working 5 and 7 plug wire not touching fuel press ok, ac plugs installed did have bosh. Customer said it started after they got some bad gas??? They sent o...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Starting VIN: 1GNEK13R5X
replaced intake gaskets due to coolant leak delivered truck only to get the dreaded it wont start call went to location and there was no light indicating veh was in park checked with scanner gear pos was 3 went thru fuse check when i touched #8 fuse on int fus...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L No Start
I want to pick some good minds here. I've seen this many times, and now I want to see if anyone can do this. My customer's truck will on occasion not start because of the passlock system not functioning at the moment, and then will start and run fine half an h...
2006 Chevrolet aveo 1.6L Stall
Need help vehicle came in a month ago with a reduced power problem. would not go over thirty mph. had three codes stored. sorry codes not available at this time. found tsb to check for ice on throttle plate. checked and none found. but replaced the throttle bo...
1997 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L tacometer/odmeter VIN: 3C3EL55H9V
coustomer retuns and said that befor car quit that tac & milage was not working every start-up untill driven app.5 to 15 min. luckey for me he was honest about when this problem was frist noticed. so he is not blaming my repair,but was woundering if i could he...
1989 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Hesitation VIN: 1B7GL26X9K
Vehicle has intermittent "severe" hesitation when moderately accelerating from a stop. This will happen even when the egr is disabled. This has been going on for over a year. Now engine runs pretty rough at idle and smoothes out when enrichened with propane. C... Trouble codes: 33 (Open or Short AC Clutch Not equiped with AC), 34 (Open or Short S/C Servo Solenoid Circuits Not Equiped w/Cruise), 12 (n/a), 55 (End of Sequence)
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L oil VIN: 3B7HC13YXT
hey guys,i have dodge truck that is spitting oil out the dipstick tube when starting and at high rpm. oil level is corerect. ANY IDEAS???
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L headlamps VIN: 2B4GP44301
not real sure how this symtem work. the promblem were having is on high beam the left light is the only on working when sw. to low beam the right one is the only one working. could not found any tsb on this promblem. has any boby have this promblem before or c...
2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L compressor VIN: 1B4HS28N71
hello out there-need some help on this durango-when the ac system stops working we have no power at the compressor- we have a ground but no power-there is power at the junction box under the hood-it looks like it goes into the dash area- where the control pane...
1997 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start, Misfire VIN: 2FMDA5146V
This van has a no start condition after a 5 minute to 20 minute hot soak. Engine must be totally warm for problem to occur. It will start after several attempts but runs extremley rough for about a minute, then smooths out and runs PERFECT untill next heat soa...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Clutch VIN: 1FTSW31F8Y
Hello fellow tech’s, I have this 2000 Ford F350 Diesel 7.3l with a clutch slippage problem pulling heavy loads. Truck does have edge power chip and exhaust upgrades. February 2003. We replaced the clutch with upgraded Ford dealer parts and still slipped. Since...
2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L timing VIN: 3FAFP11381
posting this for another shop car towed in w/broken t belt ther tech replaced related bent valves and somehow broke exhaust cam now he cannot get timing correct i have visually seen what happens and it seems that he may have damaged the sprocket for the exhaus...
2001 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Overheats under load VIN: 1FAFP38361
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this Focus in with the z tech engine the came in for overheating after drivin awhile. I drove it initially and found the temp guage a bit unstable but not boiling over. The next morning, i put the sca...
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L P Codes VIN: 1FMZU73F82
Hello Folks, I used to work on euros but accept other brands from loyal customers. This one got me out. I hooked the scanner and got P1867 1849 1857 1861 Transfer contact gen circ fail, plate A, plate C, Plate D short to ground. Cheked with my just arrived ...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Guage installation VIN: 1FTNW21P64
This help request goes out to all my Ford Diesel guys. I have a very good customer that has requested that we install a Boost Guage on his '04 F-250 w/ 6.0l. This is typically something I shy from, but a good customer like this is hard to come by, I'm sure you...
1994 Geo Prizm 1.6L 3/2 down shift when A/c button pushed VIN: 1Y1SK5361R
this car has after market add on air conditioning when in third gear no matter up hill down hill or level when ac button is pushed it will down shift into 2nd and stay there
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...
1998 Honda Prelude 2.2L MIL Lamp on
This is for honda tech's or anyone that can help. This car has a p0172 (rich exhaust) code set after 75+ miles of driving. St.fuel trim will go to -25 at idle an at cruise. 02 sensor looks to be new (poss. aftermarket)everything looks good on mastertech. I can... Trouble codes: P0170, P0172
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L speedo VIN: KM8SC83D51
per cust. approx 3 weeks ago speedo would only go up to 40mph then start shaking, now it does not work at all. During test drive and scanning I found PID for mph seems to be reading accurate, but speedo and cc not working. researched and have been told PID inf...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58W21
I have ck'd voltage to ion module on blk/org wire & there is bat voltage, ck'd wiring with ohmeter from ion module to coils on all three wires & have about .3 ohms. It pops back thru intake at times, has no power & sets the P1312 code very quickly after cleari... Trouble codes: P1312 (ION sensing module SEC line 2 circuit fault)
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW58SX2
Got one that stumps us all. Complaint is the chek engine light on. Hooked snap-on scanner got a PO456, evap small leak. Hooked up the smoke machine and seen smoke come out at the left rear corner panel. took a look and replaced the carcoal canister. Cleared co... Trouble codes: P0456
2003 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FA49S03
this one is puzzling me greatly, about every other trip the car runs rough and turns on the cel, its always a problem with # 2 cyl. at first the code related to an injector wiring problem but i put a factory pigtail kit and tested the injector(ok)now the code ...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1240W
Hi, I am working on this landrover. it has been at a previous shop that is no longer in business. That shop had the heads off the vehicle and to a machine shop. The machine shop is still in business, i have spoken to them.. They did a valve job to the heads. n... Trouble codes: 1367 (misfire code)
1996 Lexus ES300 3.0L abs VIN: JT8BF12G3T
Hello again my fine friends. We have this lexus that goes into an ABS stop everytime you apply the brakes right at the end of your stop it seems to dump pressure from the front wheels because the car wobbles right to left when it happens. There are no codes in...
1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22D8X
this car has been illuminating the mil intermittently. 1st time it was here i searched the forum archives and decided to clean the passeges and the egr. i removed the throttle body and the egr to clen and i saw no blockages. i sprayed it really good and did a ... Trouble codes: P0400
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA52E3R
Hello and Thank You in Advance if anyone can Help on this, This Vehicle Failed Smog for Check Engine Lite, Pulled codes from the Box Under Hood, Code 8 Coolant Sensor Open/Grounded, Alldata does not Show Coolant Sensor under Emissions Section for Tersting and ... Trouble codes: 8 (Coolant Sensor Open/Shorted), 26 (Upshift Delay Deactive)
1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L srs VIN: WDBGA70E7V
The SRS light has come on and I need to know what am I dealing with here. any help would be greatly appreciated. Told customer to bring car in next week to allow me some time to reasearch the problem.
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L obd VIN: WDBRF61JX2
Hello MB techs This 240 will not go to OBD ready mode after about 180 miles I dont know the code that was cleared to cause the flags to be reset as it was brought in from another shop there are no pending codes as per a modis in generic mode although the ignit...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C200 Kompres 1796CC hvac VIN: WDB2030421
After we replaced hoses , made flushing and vacuum, we charged with 1.8 pounds we discover that the compressor was bad, we replaced the compresor with a used one, it works ( this is a non magnetic clutch compressor) the pressures that I got are 20psi in the lo...
1997 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L cylinder head VIN: 1N48U31DXU
Hi guys,I feel a little silly posting this, but I know when I'm headed for a problem. I took the head off this 2.4 by unbolting the surge chamber from the intake manifold. I pulled the head and manifold as a unit. My question is, what is the preffered meathod ...
1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3GR62C8V
the customer complaint is "dies while driving". I got the car with dtc p101 set and the ses lite on. after reaching operating temp and a short drive at 60 mph, you can let off the gas ( tps at 0%) and coast...the car will die at about 30 mph...no apparent reas... Trouble codes: P0101
1997 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L accelerates itself VIN: 3P3ES47C5V
Vehicle will accelerate slightly when decel after getting hot. iac jumps from 30 to as high as 110 when problem occurs and I also saw erratic readings on injector pulse width.readings would drop to zero and then return within a few seconds. we are investigatin...
1997 Plymouth Neon 2.0L sunroof VIN: 1P3ES42X6V
This is a car I picked up for myself to play with.(I know, why don't I get a life) The sunroof drive chatters and slips under a load. It looks like there is a bulletin to replace a cable guide to solve this. My question is, how do you access the motor. I imagi...
1981 Pontiac Firebird 4.9L engine VIN: IG2AT87W4B
car will not run with all 8 spark plugs in and wires hooked up. runs if you pull the 4 plugs out of either side of engine and it will run on the 4 cylinders. replaced coil on distributor and did not make a difference.
1995 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.4L brake pedal VIN: 1G2WJ12X3S
Comeback!This one was listed @ 2 weeks ago,i recieved messages about bleeding the ABS portion better after a repair,i did,and the car stops alot better,but it still has low pedal.It's not just low,but it goes to the floor and is pretty scary at times while dri...
1999 Pontiac Montana 3.4L ABS light VIN: 1GMDX03E9X
Hi everyone, this Montana has a abs\trac light on, will not show any current or history codes, will not clear codes or turn off lights, data shows normal except EBTCM batt volts are at 2.5, I can disconnect the module and reconnect, the volts start at 12 and r...
1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Mechanical VIN: WP0AA2994V
Have a quetion for all you porsche techs. This 911 came in with 21743 miles on it and we decided to do a tuneup This is the 12 plug version. I was wondering the best way to do these plugs. one of the rear plugs on the pass side is covered completly by the powe...
2001 Saturn L200 2.2L rear VIN: 1G8JU52F41
Squeaking/creaking noise in rear of vehicle, noise comes and goes, may be heard on smooth roads, also may be more noticable when stopping and starting to move. We suspect the outer lower (damping?) bushing. This is constructed with boots, we have tried to inje...
2001 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.6L 5th Gear VIN: JS2GB41S01
Hello every one, I have a customer with the above mentioned vehicle and complaining it's jumping out of 5th gear while driving. He wants to know if I can repair it as the Suzuki dealer said that they know the cause and can repair it without removing the trans....
1983 Toyota Tercel DLX 1.5L oil pan removal VIN: JT2AL21E1C
This tercel came in with an oil leak at the oil pan gasket.This is the 3A longitudinally mounted engine-with thediff under the oil pan. There is approx. 1/16 of an inch of space to get the pan out-not enough. The labor time is 3 hours, so that tells me that th...
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L soft pedal VIN: 1G367R78WS
This truck came in with a blown rear metal brake line(from rust) in the back above the rear axle. These lines are above the rear level valve. I replaced the bad brake lines, and blead out all four brakes. The brake bedal still goes to the floor, and does not p...
1998 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Cuts out VIN: JT3HN87RXW
Vehicle stalls when throttle is actuated. We installed a remanufactured engine and the vehicle ran fine. The customer picked it up and two days later called to say it stalled and would not restart. After much analysis, we replaced the fuel pump and got it to ... Trouble codes: 1300 (ignitor)
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L hooting or a howl VIN: 4T1BG22K5Y
This car came to us with a complaint of a howling or hooting noise on light accel.(1100-1500rpm). If I pick up the air filter lid, I can hear a constant hoot. If I unplug the IAC the noise is gone. I have taken apart the IAC and cleaned and inspected it and ca...
2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder 1.8L MIL Lamp on
Hi group! This is my first post, so please be patient. This MR-S came strait from Japan like second hand import.Data is extremly limited in fact there is none. The problem came after another shop made eng rebore. To complicate things even more gearbox is MMT t... Trouble codes: 89 (Throttle motor cont. circ. malfun.), 31 (ETCS-i)
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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1996 Audi A6 2.8L fuel gauge VIN: WAUGA84A3T
this headache is gone . the cluster ended up being the problem . after checking all the wiring over a couple of times i came to the conclusion that this vehicle needs a cluster. the dealer had the tool to test the gauge and would test it for us for free if we ...
1997 Buick Century Limited 3.1L Accessories VIN: 2G4WY52M4V
We replaced the instrument cluster with a 'used' one and everything is OK.Thanks everyone for the ideas
2001 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L class II dat VIN: 1G4HR54K61
After reading the replies and using the new search feature for the forums-which does work really great like everyone has said-I tryed clearing all the codes from from all the modules,roadtested the car,rescanned-u1302-short/open in class 2 data line.OK so I cl...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L No Start, HARD START VIN: 1G6KD54Y5V
really dont have a fix. weather warmed up enough to stop the flooding. will have to wait untill the fall unless he sells car. thanks for all your help.
2001 Cadillac Eldorado ESC 4.6L speedometer, dash VIN: 1G6EL12Y31
finally the caddy is gone, the tech who replaced the blown fuse had put the new one in a blank spot leaving the blown fuse empty. Being that the back of the trunk isnt the most comfortable place to be checking fuses it was easilt overlooked. Thanks
2002 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L battery lamp on VIN: 1G6KS54Y32
thanks to the group for the replies, thanks to jervis in north carolina, i did have amps going to the battery but they were constant. no change reguardless of the load you applied. orange wire at regulator had constant battery voltage, return wire had consista...
1975 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 6.6L Misfire after rebuild VIN: 1N69U5J185
Hello everyone and thanks to everyone who took the time to respond. I got many emails about vacuum leaks etc and other passed horror experiences that techs have had. This is an example of one that I should have just walked away from for a couple hour and then ...
1990 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc-Z 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1FP33F6L
problem fixed, thanks for your suggestions, i did more research on ecm all after market part numbers for a 90 camaro ecm is 7730, oem number is [...] revised prom still does not work with either ecm , so i installed old prom on new ecm, everything works gre...
1994 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L High Idle VIN: 2G1FP22S4R
Thanks for all the replies guys. I did have a major vacuum leak into crankcase. Sure enough slipped intake gasket. I got her going again today. Idles great and no CK engine light. Trouble codes: 35 (iac idle speed error).
1995 Chevrolet C3500 7.4L fuel pump VIN: 1GTGC33NOS
Hi all, I had 22 replies and all were very good suggestions. The closest were the ones that suggested Oil pressure bleed off taking to long (which was my first thought) and they suggested flushing the block. Some others suggested a sticky relay or Oil pressure...
1995 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GBGK24KXS
Thanks for the responses. Well, the lesson was learned, don't assume. When the truck first came in we checked the F\P amps, waveform, press and volume. All checked good and we unhooked the f\p gauge and replaced the fuel filter and still monitored F\P voltage ...
1996 Chevrolet S10 2.2L engine VIN: 1CEC3234SW
thanks to all for your input on this 2.2 gm.i am a ase master tech with 27 years of experience.this is the first 2.2 i have seen with this niose.we as auto techs have never seen it all.anyway i went straight to the timing chain as most suggested.everything was...
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 2G1WF55E8Y
Thanks to all who replied, The problem with this car was the intake manifold gasket. As I was replacing the gasket I could see where it cracked and was leaking oil into the coolant passage, like some of you had said. Thanks alot for all the help!!!
1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L brakes VIN: 2C3HE66G0X
I believe this car is fixed. I haven't heard otherwise. We installed factory pads and machined the rotors on car, front and rear. I took it to the car wash and drove it around, no problem. I'm glad I had everyones input. Thanks for taking the time to reply.
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Dream 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY68B72
Thanx to all that replied. The dealer could not or would not reflash the used PCM, even though they said they could over the phone. The customer took the car to the dealer and is having a new PCM installed. Thanx again
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 3.9L Emission monitors VIN: 1B7HC16XXV
I thought at least the catalytic montior and the O2 montiors had to be set in order too pass emissions. i took the vehicle down and had it tested, it passed no problem. thanks alot for all the help! Trouble codes: P1218, P0155.
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L Misfire, NOISE VIN: 1B7HF16Y01
this vehicle is not fixed. read over all the replies and came to the conclusion that the intake had to come off. the customer declined and will drive until it gets worse of trade it in . this was a weird noise and hard to pinpoint . there were some good replie...
2001 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L Air Bag Light On VIN: 1B7HG2AN61
Thanks for all your help, once again the quality members of iatn come through. The fix was replacing the clockspring, there was bad connection. The light would come on just about every time i would turn the wheel. I would like to especially thank lorne from ca...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L No Start VIN: 1FTEF14Y1R
Thank you for everyones help. What I ended up finding out was a bad ground wire from the ECM to the pickup and modual. Repair the wire and the truck is starting fine.
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDKE30G9R
sorry the cutomer took the vehicle and has not yet returned with it hopefully he will bring it back and i can try some of your suggestions thanks to all that replied.
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L converter VIN: 1FDKE37G2R
On this truck we ended up finding that the brake lamp contol modual was faulty. Causing a intermitent false boo switch signal. Making the tcc go in and out of lock up.
1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FALP4048R
This vehicle is finally fixed and gone! A few things were causing these problems. Many suggested vacuum leaks, which I never found any. Others suggested IAC problems and various tests for that. I did clean t/body, and MAF for the second time. Unplugged (the ne...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Stall, Fuel in oil VIN: 1FDXW46F9X
First of all THANK YOU for all your help. It was the injector O-Rings. KOEO fuel would leak in to the oil rail. I removed the oil supply line from the high psi oil pump to the head and could see fuel coming out of the oil rail KOEO. Installed new O-Rings and p...
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP55U22
Sorry for taking so long to reply,i replaced the fuel rail pressure sensor and all is well. Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel rail pressure range performance).
1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L battery VIN: 2HGEJII26S
Thanks for the response on parasitic drain checked all interior lighting,Trunk,Hood ect. drain is on fuse #3 interior lighting circuit,Customer can live without dome light rather than absorb the cost for repair. Fuse removed.
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ8247W
as usual all the replies were right on!!!. the valves were tight on 2 cyl, after a valve adj everything was good!!! thanx for the replies!! Trouble codes: P1399.
1996 Hyundai Sonata GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCF24T2T
Sorry for the delay in closing thi request. After rechecking all of our tests we noticed coolant temp was not getting up to operating temp. We replaced thermostat Cleared the codes and light has not come back on. I'm not really sure why this would set the code... Trouble codes: [0110.
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX6049X
Only received one reply on this problem.We decided to send vehicle to local Jag. dealer due to lack of info and scan tool capability.We are currently looking into a GDS 510 (I believe that is the right name)scan tool.Sorry not to be able to share any usefull i... Trouble codes: P1642 (CAN circuit malfunction.).
1991 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1J4FJ57S2M
I'll start by sayin' I got some pretty good replies, but most suggested basics which I had already done. Just the same, thanks to all who took the time to send some sort of reply--even if it doesn't fix the car, helps to know you aren't the only one who has th...
1993 Jeep Cherokee Country 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FJ78S3P
well this one is fixed . what i did was take the alternator out of the vehicle and opened up the back. i looked at the brushes and found yhat the lower brush had worn alot . the brush was barely touching . we gave the customer the option of the brushes or an a... Trouble codes: 41 (generator field not switching properly).
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L headlights and interior lights VIN: 1J4GZ78S6W
well the customer final brought the jeep in and the intertior lighting issue. was just a intermintin door pin switch. and head light issue still unresolved. customer can never leave the jeep. so she will have to find time. thankx to all that helped she just di...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L rear differential VIN: 1J46W58N7Y
Sorry everybody, we are not going to fix this one. The customer elected to trade the Jeep in. Please look at the replies that were sent to me. Maybe they can help. Must of the replies talk about fluid type and amount, I used dealer supplies fluids 75/140 synth...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L temp mix door VIN: JT6HF10V6X
3 replies, one for rodent nest, one for freon low, and the winner was GUY...with plugged heater core. This is a down flow core with top and bottom tanks... funky looking stuff in the far (drivers) end of the top tank...thanks so much!
1990 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L heater VIN: JM3LV5234L
thanks to all who took time to read and reply to my help message. yes i did fix the vehicle. the suggestions that i had ranged from replacing the heater core, checking rad to see if it was restricted, backfilling and bleed sys. terry from missouri posted his p...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L Brake Rotors? VIN: WDBEB28D8N
Hey everyone, We got this head knockin' Mercedes FIXED!!! We got a brand new rotor and installed it and it quit shaking. So I strongly believe that the rotor was a trash rotor. By the way the first rotors we bought were from a Mercedes Dealership but not guara...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L ride height VIN: WDBNG75J7Y
Group, A new pump, relay and fuse and the Benz is traveling in the upright position and is happy. Thanks to all; especially Fasthair for the location of the pump.
1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1MEFM6530X
well gents this one is not fixed i talked to the owner the other night at a basketball game and he said it is back to square 1. with all we have done it did run better but the thing still had a intermitant die. the car is to return next week and i hope to have...
2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEHM55SX1
I apologize for taking so long to respond to you guys. This has been an on-going investigation. We have looked in all of the places that were suggested and no module is present. I think it was Nick who first came up with the idea that it may not have one. Well...
2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GHDT13S42
Thank you all for the help on this one. We were able to deliver this rig today, confident of the fix. We had to replace the throttle body then continue diagnosis. (I will recommend that you dont apply vacuum to the map sensor then release. The cable inside the... Trouble codes: P0171, P0501.
1996 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G2JD12T4T
Unfortunately, this vehicle continues unsolved. Roger from Alberta suggested that maybe this PCM was continuing to purge because the PCM kept on seeing vapors (via the O2 sensor) coming from the canister. I liked your thinking Roger. So I let the purge hose su...
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