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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Limp Home VIN: WBADM6339X
The car returned today with a code 100 (no description) and the code 111. I have no information on the code 100 (no TSB's in No Data and not much in the fix archives) I humbly ask for someone who has info or has troubleshot this code for insight. I would very ...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3335Y
Any bimmer techs, cust brought car (E46, M52TU) in with complaint of loss of power (limp home?) during a turn. As this was happening the EML light and the DSC light went on. She pulled car over and cycled the key. All OK again. She drove the car here with no m... Trouble codes: ABS, 94 (CAN data fault from DME), ABS, 31 (left rear wheel speed sensor), DME, 211 (Idle speed control valve mechanical fault)
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L low pad light on VIN: WBAET37432
looking for some info or help on this car customer came in on saturday for an oil change and ck brakes due to pad wearlight on found front pads down to nothing and rears 4 to 6mm remained replaced front pads reinstalling sensor in left front inner pad test dro...
1972 Buick Skylark 350CID wiring harness VIN: 4D37H2H195
I have this skylark,changing engine,taking out 350-2bl.installing 350-4bl.Buick engines.Wiring & vacumn harness are a mess.If anyone has engine wiring & vacumn harness diagrams I would greatly appreciate it.car also has a/c & vapor canister,all of which were u...
2000 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L reverse engagement cold VIN: 1G4HR54K2Y
HELP I NEED SOME GM TRANSMISSION ADVICE!!!This vehicle when cold or left parked for hours will start up fine and idle between 1200-1400 rpm.The idle gradually comes down as the vehicle warms up.If you drop into reverse or drive(during warmup) it will have a ha...
1998 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Electronic VIN: 1G6KY5493W
Customer complains of AC off light coming on while driving and AC stops cooling. When light goes off, system cools great. I have scanned with Modis and no codes present. When test drove, we found this to be true. Only parameter in Modis that I can find is for ...
1990 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.0L speedo VIN: 1254689898
all info here is incorrect, this is home built vehicle in progress. 1970 Dodge pickup body on 1991 chevy 1500 drivetrain, problem is trying to hook up speedo, trans is vss drive, where the cluster obliviously is mechanical dirven by a cable of course. Can any...
1996 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Spark Knock VIN: 2G1FP22P6T
Posting for a local shop. They have a Camaro that runs like a spotted ape but when it is warm and you shower down on the accelerator, you get bad spark knock. The vehicle is running 93 octane. There are no codes and the check engine light is not on. Has anyo...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L rear brakes
the rear brakes lock up when it rains or snows...when it is dry out they just make noise but when it is damp out they completely lock up and the rear end "squat" to the ground violently. we have replaced everything we could think of numerous times we are out o...
1998 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban 7.4L transfercase VIN: 1GNGK26J0W
with the vehicle on the lift, transmission in neutral, transfercase in 2wd, there is a eratic racheting, popping noise coming from the top of the transfercase when turning the rear driveshaft by hand in either direction, also if you turn a half turn then push ...
1999 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L engine VIN: 2CNBJ13C5X
Hello, thanks for any assistance that you might offer. This vehicle has been maintained by the book and the engine oil used has always been valvoline 5W30 synthetic. The vehicle is towed behind a motor home once a year in summer to the Rockies from Manitoba....
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L air bag VIN: 2G1WX15K21
Hey guys, Not real familiar with this one. I would call it a bad SDM, but hate to buy parts not needed. Has any one ran into this before and am I missing something? I checked archives and very little info on same symptoms. I checked all the seat connections ...
2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Starting VIN: 1G1ND52J62
hello gents thanks ahead of time for your time this car came in w/a momentary no start it would crank but would not start we have fixed the no start but have not cleared all the dtc we still have a p1352b code that keeps coming back have not found any info on...
1997 Dodge Caravan LE 3.3L Parking Brake VIN: 2B4GP45R3X
After replacing the parking brake components we found that the park brake when applied would not hold the van still, everything has beenm double checked and we even tried a replacement Actuator (no difference). I have searched the archives and came across 1 po...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HFT3Z4V
there wasn't enough room to list all the codes. there are 2 more p0201 inj 1 control ckt fires imporporly, p0205 inj 5 control ckt fires improperly When listinig to the injectors with a stethascope the right bank has a slow pulse and the right side is a very q... Trouble codes: 306 (cyl. missfire 6), 300 (multi. cyl. missfire), 305 (cyl. missfire 5), 307 (cyl. missfire 7), 302 (cyl. missfire 2), 203 (inj. 3 control ckt. fires improperly)
1998 Dodge Durango 5.2L Battery VIN: 1B4HS28Y0W
Customer states vehicle will need to be jump started if it sits for more than 8 hours. They tell me they were driving down the road a few days ago and the radio quit. Then it came on and quit. Then they hit a big bump and it has worked fine ever since. Now the...
1998 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L Timing Belt VIN: 2B3HD56J5W
Hello all,I have here a 1998 dodge Intrepid with a 3.2.The cust was driving down the road at about 40mph and the water pump seized up and the timing belt shredded.my question is are these cars free wheeling?If not which valves do they bend exhaust?? Has anyone...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Intake gaskets VIN: 3B7HF13YXX
Hi, everyone! This truck has been a real pain. Came in about 8 months ago for the intake plenum reseal due to oil consumption. Went back together ok and ran fine. Came back about a month later because of a coolant leak. Found to be leaking from intake on right...
2001 Dodge Intrepid ES 2.7L Engine VIN: 2B3AD46R42
This is my first attempt at your services so hear goes. We had this nightmare Intrepid come in for CEL and cutting out. Cam shaft postion sensor had no signal at scanner and had a tapered slope with lap scope replace sensor verified repair. Advised customer t...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L steering VIN: 2B4GP443X1
2002 Dodge Stratus SE 2.7L starter VIN: 1B3EL46R12
starter solenoid or relay will not engage. checked starter relay, have power from battery to one side of relay for the load. schematic shows load power from battery (have that) no signal from key, aussuming that will be 12 volts in start position to energize r...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L Blend door VIN: 1FDKE30S1V
This van has no heat. The heater hoses & core cover are hot but air from ducts is cold. I suspect a blend door problem. Iíve never been into one these van plenums so I donít know what to expect. I researched the IATN knowledge base and found some mention of bl...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 6.8L Stall VIN: 1FDWE30S1W
Hi to all. The customers complaint is that the van stalls on warmup and occassionally on decel. I'm not sure if the stall on decel is only on an engine that isn't warmed up yet. It has only stalled for me once but I was able to take a snapshot with my Genysis ...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP6635X
Hi guys,thanks for being here! We have an intermittant no-start condition. At time of no-start, we have no 2second pulse to fuel-pump,no check engine light, no driving lights,and shifter won't release from park. THIS condition may only last a few seconds to a ...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L MIL Lamp on, Loss of power VIN: 1FTNK21FXX
TIA for any help on this one. Don't do much Powerstroke work, but am trying to help a customer that brings a ton of other work our way. Customer complains that significant power loss was noticed (suddenly) a week ago and persists to this day. Code P1247 was s... Trouble codes: P1247 (Turbo Boost Pressure Low)
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L no gas pedal VIN: 1FDWF37F1Y
No throttle. as you probably know, this is electric, no accelerator cable. no need to reply, this is just posted to help others. fuse #19 blows intermittently. When it does the engine will just idle and throttle will not work. This is on a snowplow truck. What...
2002 Ford ECONOVAN1.8 1.8L engine VIN: SZMD2T3034
Hello group: This is a Asia marketed vehicle that is equiped with a Mazda (F8-246481) engine. We have just finished a top overhaul to the engine but the problem we are facing now is that each cylinder shown that there is 25 psi on the compression. I have ch...
1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1HGCB7157P
hi guys i need some ideas.this is my sons car in college 80 miles away.last summer it had an intermitant no start a freind at honda told me it was probably the main relay on left side of steering column.i replaced it problem went away.about a month ago he told...
1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L readiness monitors VIN: 1HGEJ8140T
Hello friends, this 96 civic is due for its california smog inspection and the readiness monitors are not complete. Customer stated that two years ago car passed normaly but I don't have proof of that. Customer has been driving normaly for about 5 months tryin...
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
1997 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.0L wipers VIN: KMHCF24F3V
anyone else run into this???
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ58S5T
Thank you in advance for any replies, I'am not big on Jeeps so- This one is a no start and can not communicate with PCM. None of gauges work on dash,the idiot lights work except the CEL,I have alldata and have checked all power and grounds to PCM-good. I Follo...
1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L not sure VIN: 1J4FF68SXX
Blowing warm air. Compressor is short cycleing but guage reading are ok and system evacuated properly according to the A/C shop. I am a private fleet shop and do not perform any A/C work in house. I send the vehicle out for repair to the A/C shop I use and the...
2001 Kia Optima SE 2.4L No Start VIN: KNACD12661
TIA. This car towed from another shop. It had been there for around 2 months. I scanned it and found the P0335. I found the signal wire was shorted to ground due to improper installation (harness was misrouted and cut) of the sensor by the previous shop. I ins... Trouble codes: P0335 (CKP signal)
2003 Land Rover Discovery S 4.6L drivetrain VIN: SALTL16453
hey guys, on coast down to a stop, two thuds as trans shifts 3-2 and 2-1. drivetrain backlash only in front. not there if in nuetral. drag of trans down shifting couses two noticable thuds. tires are the same size and manufacture. tried to drive with front dri...
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L No Start, EXTENDED CRANK VIN: JM3LW28G9Y
Hi guys this van came to me 2 days ago with no crank condition. Van had bad battery,Replaced batt all seemed well.Noticed van had extended cranktime before starting. This problem does not happen very often but when it does it takes several times before it will...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L electrical cooling fan VIN: WDBJF65H5X
vehicle was towed in, customer states car die while driving. Battery was totally dead, no lights indicating that the alternator is not charging.It is NOT charging. But my problem is that the cooling fan is running all the time with the key off. I remove the 50...
1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse 1.8L No Start VIN: 4A3CS34T4N
Vehicle cranks ok, spark is strong, fuel pressure is good, injectors are being fired, gas is actually going into cylinders, compression is good. tryed new spark plugs, fuel is not deisel, any ideas ?? cannot communicate with car using solus scanner.
2002 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L tcl VIN: 6MMAP67P72
I do not know if this the right area to post this problem. We have a reoccuring P1101 for vacuum control solinoid/circuit fault. We performed all tests listed in Mitchell as we are not well acquainted with this code and system. All tests proved ok. We installe...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D71
Customer failed emissions because of service engine light.Cuctomer changed O2 sensors both banks.Customer changed fuel pump & spark plugs.Now O2s both show very lean..02 volts.Enrich with with propane they go .850 to.900 volts. Mass airflow voltage tests.93vol... Trouble codes: P0100, P0180, P0300, P0171, P0174, P0464
1999 Plymouth Voyager 3.3L left front window VIN: 1P4GP44GYB
I have a 99 Plymouth Voyager. We are replacing the left front window motor. The drum that holds the cables became unwound as we removed it. All Data is very helpful, they say ďdo not do that" they do not tell us what to do when you do accidentally do it. Is th...
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...
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L headlights VIN: 1G2NE12EXX
I need help on this one badly!!! This car has no right high beam and when it is outside the drl indicator flshes 5to6 times and then the service engine soon light comes on and stays on.I have checked for codes and none were found.i tried 2 new bulbs no change....
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Engine/Transmission VIN: 1G2WP12K2X
Noise happens mostly after engine and transmission are warmed up to temp. Sound is loudest between the engine and trans. Did not change when increasing engine speed. Did not change when putting trans in gear. Thanks in advance. Al
1988 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: WPOJB0925J
Hello, everybody!! I am crying!! This 928 towed in for stalling, running rough. I do NOT work Porsche usually but this customer is a special. I do NOT have a scan tool for this, so I can not get the DTC, if it has any. Anyway it runs very rough, surging, st...
2001 Saturn LW300 3.0L remote locks/ headlights/ starter VIN: 1G8JW82R71
Cust came in and said car would not start, said noticed a week ago a light whinning noise while driving,then the next time they drove it the keyless remote would not work. On that trip the head lights and dome lights would flicker while driving also when turni...
2003 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH63543
this subaru has had the head gaskets done at another shop and the customer says it has been missing at high altitudes since. we work in vail colorado and going over vail pass the altitude is 10,500 feet and is the only time the car acts up. at the top of the p... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304
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...
1993 Toyota MR2 Turbo 2.0L High Idle VIN: JT2W22N3P0
Vehicle has high idle - 2000 rpm cold & 1500 rpm warmed up. Remove ISC motor for testing & inspection, ohmed out w/in specs. Throttle body & EGR passage very dirty, cleaned throttle body, EGR Passage & ISC motor, idle went up after cleaning to about 2300 & 180... Trouble codes: 12 (rpm)
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Stall VIN: JT2SK12E3R
this vehicle will stall at idle only, hot, no rhyme. can go many miles or idle in shop for hours. no warning, just shuts off. immediate restart.
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Door locks VIN: JT2SK12E8S
Hello all, Power locks will not open using rocker switches. Lock function OK with rockers and locks/opens with key switches. Tested all circuits at lock relay and found good. Replaced relay with known good part (other 95 car in shop) and it still doesn't work....
1997 Toyota Tercel CE 1.5L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JT2AC52L1V
Hi fellas,, first thanks to all for your help. ok we tow this car in , crank and crank but dont start.NO SPARK OR PULSE. I saw the igniter with the cover out and also very contaminated with dirt , i decide to replace it, ok now i have good spark and i have pul... Trouble codes: P1300 (open or short in igf or igt circuit from igniter to ecm)
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)
1999 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0L Engine VIN: 4T3ZF13C2X
Van overheated and customer kept driving it. It has a head gasket out of it. Can this head gasket be done in the car? It looks possible but I would like to know if it is to much to handle.
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Heater core VIN: 3VWPA81H7T
Help! Looks like there's no category for heater core! Looking for tips and shortcuts for the replacement of the heater core. I've done a bunch of them on mid/late-80s Golf/Jettas with A/C, but never an A3 car. Any helpful advice out there? Archives show me zip...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63BX1
Hey Folks- This Passat trips a mil light for lean condition. PO1128 is the only code and there are no drivability problems. Checked for any vac leaks but found none. With Snap-on scanner the o2 voltage for the Front sensor seems to just hang at1.54 volts which... Trouble codes: P1128
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L inter cooler VIN: 3VWPD69MX1
Dear techs, we received this car with engine oil dripping out of intercooler. Checked spark plugs and compression for oil usage. Found softened (colapsed) breather hose. Replaced hose, breather and check valve (pcv). Cleaned out intercooler as best as possible...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L door locks VIN: 3VWSP69M41
Hello VW techs. Does anyone know how to dissable the automatic door locks on the newer VW's. I have heard it can be done using vw's Vag 1551. I own the Snapon Modis that is supposed the emulate the vag 1551, but I have not had any luck. I tried to find some in...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L engine VIN: YV1TS97D8X
car was in our shop for suspension work and oil change. no complaint of oil press issues. engine did have multiple oil leaks. we changed oil/filter and roadtested. oil pressure warning came on and lifters got noisy, but no bottom end noise. pressure test start...

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1996 BMW 318i 1.9L water pump ?
Thanks for all the tips. Although the water pump impeller was intact and did not spin on the shaft, it was plastic. We relaced it as preventive maintaince and bled the system. The lower hose now gets hot after abour five minutes of running.Temp guage did not g...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADD6328W
Thank you to all that helped on this one, I read past repairs along with the input from two of the six posts. It turned out that the purge controll solinoid was working twelve to thirteen times and the thirteenth or fourteenth time it would hang open, after re... Trouble codes: P0141.
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADNS347Y
On this car the leak detection pump connector wiring is as such.the connector has 3 wires. #1 is a power wire from fuse #31.The 2nd wire is a ground controlled by the dme through pin 30 and the third wire is for the reed switch in the pump and goes to pin 34.T...
1987 Buick Century Estate Wagon 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4AL8136H
Hi Techs, IT IS RUNNING!! Glen [...] had a magnet t... Trouble codes: 41 (Cam sensor circuit).
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Starting VIN: 1GNEK13R5X
george from cali hit it in the head ign switch fixed it thankss to all who replied
2003 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L 3800rpm limit VIN: 2G1WH55KX3
thanks for all the help everyone , the pcm was fashed ,and all is well , another happy customer ! !!! this site is a great help. im glad i joined. thanks again !!!
1988 Dodge Caravan SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 2B4FK4139J
I am closing this with a fix although there is still a small problem with vehicle. Came to us with a no start hot, although we never had it happen to us. We received so many responses on asd relay and wiring around battery. We order a new asd relay as customer... Trouble codes: 26 (injector low current).
1994 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Surge, Stall VIN: 1B7C26C5RS
I want to thank all replies regarding this problem, but it turned out to be somehting quite simple based on our service writers asking a bit more information of the client. It took some time to verify this fix because I wanted to see if the client found an iss...
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 8.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7KF23W0W
thanks for replys. I found the oxygen sensor would flatline at 1.2v after about 15 min of run time, replaced sensor and all is good Trouble codes: P0152 (bank2/sensor 1 sensor voltage high).
1997 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start, Misfire VIN: 2FMDA5146V
First let me thank everyone that took the time to share my problem. I recieved a lot good suggestion, most of which I already tried or tested. I checked with my local ford dealer and they said there were no outstanding flashes available for this van. I insulat...
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPE2424X
Thanks for all the help guys. Went back and checked compression again and found cyl #6 completely dead (had been low but in spec). Found piston cracked which probably explains why bank 1 was having fuel trim problems (due to contaminated mixture coming back to... Trouble codes: P0171, P0306, P0305, P0304.
1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Hesitation VIN: 2FMZA5344X
Of the ten replies, 7 said the problem was in the EGR ports which needed thourgh cleaning. Grant [...] also gave a good explanation of how a little dirt in the EGR ports can cause this problem. The customer can't afford the repair, but we are c...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTNW21F1Y
I posted here looking for teck's experiance. Several Techs said they burn or know of burning bio diesel of various concentrations in 7.3 (older power stroke) dit systems. As with many experimental procedures, there does'nt seem to be an excepted procedure 'amo...
2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L steering box VIN: 1FTRE14L41
well it turned out that the van made it passed the 12,000 mile warranty. the van is used for construction with alot of weight. my theory is with the extra weight and alot of hard turns is causing premature failure. pressures, front end and pump all are good. a...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP53U41
Thanks for the help. Not a highly technical diagnosis, but it did work. After the vehicle warmed up, I tapped on the crank sensor. The car shut off. To prove it wasn't a hoax, I started it back up and tried it again. The car shut off. I installed a new crank s...
2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L timing VIN: 3FAFP11381
thanks to all that replied yes the washer in question was damaged replaced it and made sure he aligned it w / hole in tower started vehical and let idle for 15 mins now all is well, someone questioned this as a non interference engine and all the shop info(all...
2001 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FDXE4FX1H
hello again to all, first i want to thank everyone who replied. most all replies said that the cam sensor could be bad, cause the problem i was having and not set a code. we had talked it over the day i posted the help request and had ordered the cam sensor ...
1989 GMC P3500 Value Van 7.4L E.G.R. Problems VIN: 1GTKP32W8K
Thanks for the replies, I have to close this due to time, just got the intake gaskets late last week, had to finish other work before finishing this vehicle. Thanks to our low bid system, parts take a long time to get. Thanks to Rusty for setting me streight a...
1999 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Serpentine Belt VIN: 1GKDT13W0X
Thanks for all the help guys. It seemed that the power steering pulley was in about a half inch on the shaft. I pulled it out almost flush with the shaft and installed a new belt. The customer is going to monitor the pulley on a weekly basis for me and will re...
1992 Hyundai Scoupe 1.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHVE3251N
whats up!! thanks for the replies, but what we hope is the problem is that the engine control module was feeding the 5 volt reference signal back through sensor ground circuit. looking at wiring diagram all are tied together. ran seperate ground to battery and... Trouble codes: 12 (mass air flow problem), 13 (intake air temp. circuit problem), 15 (motor position signal out of range), 21 (coolant temp signal out of range), 25 (baro pressure sensor circuit).
2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L rack and pinion VIN: SAJGA01T33
This Jag needs a new steering rack and pinion,it has an extended warranty and is going back to the dealer,after lubing the shaft into the rack and the firewall bushings the customer says it is not as noisy as it was after a few days,we told him to still take i...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY12411
Thanks for all the help and input! First most of the responses were related to carbon build-up or poor fuel or valves sticking. This seemed very fitting with our symptoms, we had already done an agressive engine decarbon with water into the air intake/vacuum s... Trouble codes: P0305 (5 cylinder missfire), P0308 (8 cylinder missfire), P1300 (Catalyst damage mult. missfire drive cycle C out of range above max.).
1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3GR62C8V
I'm embarassed to say what this fix was...this certainly sounds bad...before I embarass myself let me say that one of the first things I did was to remove the duct work prior to the MAF sensor and drive the car (thinking I would eliminate a plugged filter or r... Trouble codes: P0101.
1989 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.1L abs module VIN: 1G2WP11T7K
Thanks for all the advice , it was all good stuff but at the customer request we converted the system to standard power brakes, a simple prociedure. I will use the information about shorted to ground sensors in the future as i get the odd no communication p.c....
1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Mechanical VIN: WP0AA2994V
Thank you so much for the input On the number 6 plug removal Most techs said one of two things Either remove the wheel and muffler to gain axcess to the engin cover, then remove the cover and the plug was rite there . Or to take some strange setup of swivles a...
1992 Subaru SVX LS 3.3L spark, injector pulse VIN: JF1CX3535N
To be honest I referred this customer to an Import center around here... I gfelt i was in over my head with this vehicle and didn't want to cause him to spend more money than he needed to. It is after all a teenagers car and they don't want to dum a whole lot ...
1996 Subaru Legacy Brighton 2.2L Engine VIN: 4S3BK4252T
I waited till the last minute to close this because I wanted to be sure as I could be that it's really fixed. Well, it's been almost three weeks now without a problem, so I think I can be pretty confident. Thanks very much to the 11 who replied. Andy from Wa...
1988 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: JT4YH62M8J
To all iatn members who responded to my post thank you very much for your time,truck is not fixed yet.we had to leave it for some other work,but I already decided to pull out the cylinder heads again to check what happen.any way this truck dont have oil cooler...
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L soft pedal VIN: 1G367R78WS
Thanks to everyone that took the time to help. Like most of you suggested the leveler in the back needed to be blead out. This bleeder must have been invisible, and I did not see it. Thanks again!
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Rear Cam Seal replacement VIN: WVWTH63B32
Sorry for the delay, customer finally brought car back last week for repair. You guys were exactly right! The half moon seals were what was actually leaking oil. A couple of you mentioned a plugged jet valve. Sure enough it was plugged solid. You guys are awes...
1998 Volvo V90 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1KW9604W
Thanks to those that responded. The grounds at the left side were secured. Did complete pinout at engine ECM and all inputs were there. I decided to go for a used ECM and that fixed the problem. This was a nail biter, but thanks again for all the suggestions.
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