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1989 Audi 200 2.2L No Start VIN: WAUGC0440K
Greetings to all,I have this audi which will not start after a hot soak (5-10 minutess)after you shut it off.I searched the archieves and read alot about possible bad check valve on the fuel pump so I went and got one.We removed the pump and found what should ...
1993 Audi 90 S 2.8L Base Cam Shaft Settings VIN: WAUDJ58COP
Timing belt ruined. Water pump pulley covered with rubber where the pulley burned the belt. Have pulled the heads, Renewed all Valves, springs & seals. Have reassembled the Right side head. Have Brought the engine to TDC for # 1 cyl. Have purchased the cams...
1994 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2GCEC19K8R
This chevy pick-up came for a rough idle condition on cold start. we performed a computer scan and found no codes in memory. the customer left the vehicle overnight to allow us to see the problem. on cold start, the engine will run very rough and will misfire ...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L turning VIN: 1GNDT13WOT
this blazer came in for a grinding noise. checked brakes and they looked good, however, the sway bar on the driver's side is contacting the inside of the rim when wheel is turned all the way to the right. the idler arm had lots of play, so we replaced it. no h...
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...
1996 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Intake manifold VIN: 1GNEL19W8T
We did a water pump on this car 4 months ago and now its back with a coolant leak that appears to be at the intake manifold gasket on the drivers side. The motor is a 4.3 litre. I checked for a blown head gasket and it seems O.K. (no HC's in the radiator). Bef...
1998 Chevrolet S10 2.2L service engine lt & running lights VIN: 1GCCS1448W
vehicle came in with customer stating running lights would not shut off when key off and out. we disconnected the battery & let it set. rehooked battery & all is well until we ran it for about 15 minutes. when we shut the key off the engine jumped a little and...
1999 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G1ND52J1X
Hi Techs, 1999 Malibu 3.1L came in with an intermittant misfire at idle. Mifire is between 800 rpm up to 1800 rpm then she hits all cylinders. Below 800 rpm idle is smooth. Above 1800 (approx.) she runs smooth with all cylinders online. Good acceleration witho...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GCEK19T5X
truck came from another shop on the hook. it will start and stall. it last about 3 seconds. other shop has replaced fuel pump& reg. i called the dealer with vin # to see if it was equiped with theft deterant. they said not. there is no security lite on instrum...
1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L head gaskets VIN: 1GMDXO3V5X
hello techs. we have a new customer with an off warranty van and has just noticed a the sweet smell and some dripping of coolant, never overheated. the dealers quote is for new head gaskets and a water pump. pressure tested myself and have done this intake job...
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Spider Gears VIN: 1GNDM19W2X
Have not worked on any Astro's or Safari's except in replacement of many distributor caps. Vehicle has no decs or accidents. Family that owns this vehicle has 3 Astro's all with same problem. Spider Gear has chipped teeth but no evidence of missing part of too...
2002 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Front Brake Caliper VIN: 1GNDU23E22
Hello This one is great. We did a (what was supposed to be simple) brake job. New pads, lube calipers, reface rotors. Two weeks later customer came in complaining of clicking noise in front when braking. We relubed calipers and noise was gone, but only for a w...
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L electric windows
hello all. this truck came in with driver's front & rear wdo inop. checked power & grounds to master switch, o.k. tested motors, o.k. replaced master switch, all windows worked fine. customer returned 10 minutes after leaving w/ both left side windows inop. ag...
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Tire Pressure Sensors VIN: 1GNEK13Z14
Fun one. This customer wanted aftermarket wheels and tires installed on this truck... Great, something we do daily easy stuff right? NOT this truck has tire pressure sensors and they will not fit into the aftermarket rims... SOOOOO my question is can this syst...
1999 Chrysler Town & Country SX 3.8L driver seat VIN: 1C4G964L8X
2001 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L heater controls VIN: 2C3HD36J61
Help chrysler techs this car will only blow out the vent no matter what the control head says and the only code it sets is a bcm code 24 I hope some one has seen this before. thanks Mike
1984 Dodge B250 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B7HB23T5E
van came in on the hook. no spark was found. checked continuity from cavity 2 to coil - and had 230 ohms. checked voltages at coil and above results. dont understand why voltage go away when ecu is grounded. checked for spark with ecu disconnected and was none...
1994 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L oil pressure VIN: 1B7HC16Y3R
This vehicle is in for a oil pressure check. The gauge is going to zero at idle. When you take the rpms up it will go up to 40 psi. The oil pressure is at 9-12 psi hot at idle, 6-8 psi at idle in gear, and 50 psi at 3000 rpms with a manual oil pressure gauge i...
1999 Dodge Durango 5.9L Mechanical VIN: 1B4HS2826X
This Dodge blew the motor. Alldata says remove the trans before pulling the engine. My question is, can I let the trans in and still get the motor out? I realize the flywheel is different , but is there enough room to let the trans in , or am I further ahead t...
2001 Dodge Stratus R/T 3.0L engine VIN: 4B3AG52H41
Customer brought car to us on 21 Feb, 2006 at 65844 miles. They had replaced their own spark plugs for maintenance only. Engine ran rough after that. They removed plenum again to recheck but found nothing wrong. Vehicle still ran bad. We scanned and found cyl ...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L cruse control VIN: 1B8GP24371
Hi all of you Caravan lovers! I just bought a 2001 Caravan for my wife and wouldn't you know it does not have cruse control. It had power windows, door locks, remote engine start. I took it out for a test drive and it handled well so I bought it. The first tri...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L No Start VIN: 2B4GP44G61
when cold -overnight or 2or 3 hrs cold soak vehicle will not start.at this time fuel pressure is ok.injector pulse is ok.no spark present test ign coil power battery voltage present. found no signal on any coil driver circuts.checked wiring harness coil to pcm... Trouble codes: P0351, P0352, P0353
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L valve train VIN: 3B7HA18N02
vehicle came in with bad miss,found ex side rockers off cyls #3 & 4.rockers & lash adjusters replaced oil changed.[found out quicklube place had put straight 30wt in]vehicle came back later with hydrostatic condition cyl #2 both head gaskets replaced new head ...
1997 Eagle Talon TSi 2.0L Crankshaft VIN: 4E3AL54FXV
Hello Everyone, I have this Eagle Talon Awd 5sp 2.0 turbo 4G63 engine that I think it has a common crank walk problem. This engine still runs but has a little lower end rattle and the cluth pedal sticks,all sign of "crank walk". Can this be repaired by replaci...
1992 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L transfer case VIN: 1FTCR11T8N
Hello:You ever had 1 of those weeks when nothing goes right?.My problem is this vehicle will not go into 4low,2&4 high work fine after replacing bad shift motor.I have read all the posts and done all the checks but it still won't work.when i do the tests for t...
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FALP63WXR
i need some help on this one i replaced the pluf wires and plugs. #6 cylinder is missing it has spark and the end of the plug. but it keeps getting fouled by fuel. it is running so rich it is spitting fuel out the tail pipe. i replaced the fuel injector thinki...
1994 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L battery goes dead VIN: 2FALP74WXR
customer heard noise when was vehicle shut was shut off, battery went dead after few hours.customer had vehicle towed to shop. after disconnecting battery and charging new battery that was replaced we verified that it was the fuel pump running and removed the ...
1996 Ford Mustang 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP4044T
This vehicle runs bad when its cold and has no power,when the engine warms up it runs ok.My concern is that the computer always reads 253 degrees for the ect sensor and is 0.00 volts (Even when cold)and fan stays on.When the connector is disconnected from ect ... Trouble codes: P1117, P1131
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTEE1429V
loss of power cuts out on on cruise no power on accel seems like ign timing?
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L fuel gauge oil pressure-high temp light VIN: 1FB5531L4Y
Another shop sent us this van. had an oil change and they replaced a outer tie rod.. customer stated that fuel guage was all over.. and the oil light came on. We test drove the van... the oil/temp light will light up briefly and then fuel gauge and water temp ...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Temp Gauge, Tow Light VIN: 1FTSW31P54
Hopefully someone familiar with this truck or someone from a Ford Dealer can help me out on this one. This Ford Diesel truck came in with the Trans Temp Gauge fluctuating bad and the tow light will flash also. Neither is a constant thing, but on a long test dr...
1996 GMC Topkick 7.0L Auxiliary Brakes VIN: 1GDL7H1M6T
Hi Everyone, We normally don't do trucks this size, but customer came in with no brake pedal complaint. We replaced the master cylinder and flushed the brake fluid and the brake pedal came back. A problem was then found with the left rear caliper so we had th...
2003 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4.2L Accessories VIN: 1GKET16SX3
has anyone seen or is anyone familier with this vech loosing the power windows and door locks. the air bag light also comes on sometimes. just wondering if this is common. i am going to be looking into this tonight. thanks all
2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: 1HGEJ8143Y
we have this honda towed into our shop with a no start. it cranks fine. it has fuel injector pulse and has a spark. the timing belt seems fine and its in time. compression was low , but i think the cylinder walls was fuel washed from the customer cranking. we ...
1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Electronic VIN: SALPV124XT
Hi Land Rover PRO's, This Range Rover has lots of R134 in the system ...NO leaks...I tested at the dual pressure switch and there is NO power from the HEVAC module to the dual pressure switch..the AC button on the dash is flashing... The fuses are fine, but M...
1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JT8UZ30C0N
This is another one of the head scratcher varieties. Customer stated that vehicle started vibrating and was sluggish. We started the vehicle and verified that the vehicle would start and idle well, but that when the rpm was raised that at approximately 1200-14...
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Starter VIN: JM1TA22175
Holy electrical nightmare. Intermittently I don't have ground available to the starter cut relay. For those who don't have a wiring diagram ground is provided from the neutral safety switch, through the starter cut relay, to the starter relay to allow the star...
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22C3W
vehicle was towed in crank no start has good spark no codes fuel pressure was low replaced pump pressure is in spec now but still wont start all four cylinders filling with fuel as soon as you crank over flooding it out all sensor readings within values help??...
1983 Nissan 280ZX Turbo 2.8L No Start VIN: JN1CZ06S2D
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L ps pump? VIN: JNICA21D4V
i can't even fix my own car!?! this is my 97 maxmia 5 speed. it has a noise that is so weird i don't even know what category to list it under. it sounds similar to a power steering whine. it comes and goes, but i can't figure out what effects it or what makes ...
1999 Other European SilverSeraph 5.0L srs VIN: SCALA61E9X
I need help on how to pull SRS codes and code descriptions. I can communicate with our Autologic (BMW) but only with the engine and abs systems. Any help would be great Thanks
1969 Plymouth Roadrunner 7.0L Rear return springs
I am sorry for this strange post. This car has a factory dana 60 (posi) with a 10" rear brake set up. I took many pics for install referance however I am having trouble with the spring locations on the rear. I have made my living with brakes and it pains me to...
1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L keyless entry VIN: 1G2HX52KXS
In 1999 we installed a GM keyless entry package for this customer. Now one of the remotes is worn out. We were able to track down and purchase new remotes for him, however, the programming procedure is not accurate due to the fact that it is not factory instal...
1996 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L cooling fan VIN: 1G2WJ12M3T
Thanks for any help in advance folks. The car came to me running a temp of 220. The cooling fan was not kicking on. I turned on the A/C and the fan would run from time to time. But it was weak. I replaced the right side fan with one from a salvage yard. & also...
1998 Pontiac Trans Sport Montana 3.4L power sliding door VIN: 1GMDX03E5W
This montana with passenger side power sliding door closes just about all the way and then re-opens. I saw a fix in the archives for re-initializing the door. My question then would be, what is that procedure and where do I find it ?
1995 Saab 900 SE 2.5L 5th bow latch VIN: YS3DF78V1S
This Saabs top was working perfectly and suddenly quit. The top stops because the fifth bow latches won't release. Testing at the ECU connector shows that the latch motor is getting power and ground but it is not moving. We powered it up after unplugging the E...
1994 Saturn SL 1.9L Surge VIN: 1G8ZF5594R
When car warms up to operating temp the car misfires at low speed around 1500 rpms and u can unhook the egr valve and the misfire stops .Also checked for carbon buildup but everything looked good and according to my scanner the egr solenoid is working fine .
2000 Subaru Forester 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF6550Y
Vehicle was dumped in my lap and I'm not much of a Subaru guy! Customer is complaining of rough running with a feeling like it's almost going to stall. Of course I can't get it to happen in the shop to verify the complaint. Fuel pressure is 43psi at idle. Ig... Trouble codes: P0440 (EVAP system fault detected)
1995 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L No Start VIN: JT111UJ800
Hi Everybody, i have this Toyota Land cruiser 95 model 6 cyl. engine with starting problem and not always sometimes it will take 10 days before doing. The car starts normal in the morning but sometimes after driving a while and parked for a short time the car ... Trouble codes: 42 (Vehicle Speed Sensor Signal Abnormal)
1997 Toyota T100 DLX 3.4L pinging VIN: JT4UN22D7V
Now 5000 miles later the truck is back with a pinging complaint. Checked the scanner for codes none, and data all looks good.timing is showing between 5 and 10 deg at idle, fuel trim looks great, no misfires, everything looks great. I checked tsbs and iatn for...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 3VWSA29M5Y
This car has an intermitant hesitation, it will occur when rpms are around 2200 and in a high gear,if you gear down the miss fire is gone(sorry it is a 5 speed, I clicked automtic up top).It will do this hot or cold, the car may do it many times in a day or go... Trouble codes: P0300, P0303
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCA21C7Y
Car came in with overheating complant. We found that it had no coolant movement, pulled the waterpump and found that the plastic impellers had broken in half. When we pulled the timeing belt the cam was off 1 tooth, when we installed the new belt we put it bac...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L horn VIN: WVWPD63B21
we have this 01 Passat, has a four spoke steering wheel, the part I changed is the cruise set/res/cancel switch, this also is the little brain that the radio controls go through, the horn goes through, and the cruise control. I got the radio working, got the c...
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L cam timming VIN: YV1TS90D2Y
I took the valve cover to replace the cam seals and opened up a can of worms. I lined up the timming belt and made marks on the variable valve timming gear before I removed it from the cam. I don't have the tool to line up the cams and I don't have any directi...

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2003 BMW 330i 3.0L air temp VIN: WBAEV53533
The local BMW Dealer told us it needed an expansion valve and drier but I just couldn't understand that because our pressures were right on and they couldn't explain why so I went back to digging. NEVER overlook the basics. We checked all the fuses and found o...
1997 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6L trunk release and fuel door release VIN: 1G6ET1294V
i found the problem to be the vallet switch in the glove box replaced it and it has been fine since thanks for all the help
2000 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Misfire VIN: W06VR53RSY
Hi : I did not mention I also have a 'secondary air injection incorrect flow' code don't know if it is related to the missing problems,however,I unplug the both front O2 sensors and runs the engine long enough and the miss never happened.This car is from the...
1988 Chevrolet G30 Hi-Cube 5.7L No down shift VIN: 2GBHG31K0J
Oh boy people! IATN is a great service but as of late I've seen a lot of stuff that isn't good. I read a Volvo post the other day that someone replied that the tech. needs to change jobs and be in politics and called him a goof. Whats wrong with some of these ...
1994 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GNGC26K5R
This one ended up being intake gasket on port #2 external leak. I feel so laim for not finding it sooner but at least its gone. Thanks to everone especially about how to ck for vacuum in the crankcase, a very usefull tip that I will not forget. The Gasket actu...
1995 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GCCS1940S
thanks for all the help. there were autolite spark plugs installed at the other repair shop.replaced them with ac delco plugs and it flew through with flying colors.theres something to be said about factory parts.
1996 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Spark Knock VIN: 2G1FP22P6T
We got several replies to this help request. However, none hit the nail exactly. Since this was a newly overhauled motor, the EGR system was completely clean and the knock sensor had been replaced with a new GM unit. The wiring to the knock sensor and the EGR ...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, cylinder 5 VIN: 1GCEK19MOW
Thanks to all that replied. Sorry its taken so long for a reply, It turned out to be a bad intake gasket. We got it all back together and had a misfire on cyl 7, that was another bad injector Trouble codes: 305 (cylinder number 5 misfire).
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L blower speeds VIN: 1GNDT13W7X
first of all thank you all for your fast replies. this system is a automatic system, it uses a power module by the blower module and the control head module. the blower module has five wires, 12 volts feeding the blower, and ground side regulating blower speed...
2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Rev. and drive engagement VIN: 1GNDX03E1Y
Well, I finally got the van to act up for me tonight, but I was at home and didn't have any diagnostic equiptment handy! I pulled it into reverse nothing there, just like she said. The rev. indicator light in the dash was lite up like it should be, I bumped th...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Mechanical VIN: 1GNDT13S62
We received eleven replies to this post. Almost all said the noise in these engines are normal. After going to thr local GM dealer and listening to the used vehicles on his lot with this engine, they all sound the same. The customer decided to go no further at...
1991 Dodge Dynasty 3.0L radio, door lock, courtesy lights VIN: 1B3XC4632M
Found the trunk light was dangling and believe the terminal was shorting to ground. Almost everyone had a different suggestion: vanity mirror, door flex joint, glove box, trunk wires, door ajar wires. So the trunk wire suggestion got me to look in the trunk. T...
1994 Dodge B250 5.2L 2-3 shift VIN: 2B6HB21Y7R
Hello and thanks for all the great replies. Most of the replies strongly suggested an internal transmission issue - specifically worn front clutch piston seals. We don't get into internal overhauls, so I referred him to our local transmission repair facility. ...
1994 Dodge Dakota 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1B7GL23Y3R
Sorry for the delay, the customer picked the vehicle up, and is trading it in/ We did find that the trans has been replaced, and suspect a possible bent flexplate from installation causing erratic ckp signals/ we are also finding that the computer is shutting ...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L dash lights VIN: 2B4GP44R3T
thank you to all who replied, we found a bad ingnition switch and replaced it. everything works good now. the problem would go away when you shut the vehicle of and restart it.
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L oil VIN: 3B7HC13YXT
thanks to all who responded. replacing the pcv valve and filter solved the problem.
1987 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Fuel tank switching valve VIN: 1FTEF14NXH
I am sorry for the delay. I would like to thank everyone for all the help. The majority said to replace the tank switching valve. Since the front tank leaks I just disconnected it from the valve and looped a hose to the fittings on the valve. All is well now. ...
1992 Ford panel van 5.8L No Start
Sorry I took so long to respond. I got a chance to work on this vehicle today(April 11) as is was a nice sunny day. All your replies were very helpful but, Mike from New Jersey was most helpful in leading me in the right direction. Pins #37-57 did not have vol...
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, extremely rich VIN: 1FALP5245R
Finally fixed this puppy, only thing we couldn't really externally test, ECM. Replaced it and everything is up and hopping. THanks to all of you for the help and a place to ask for it. Just another example of hoe we can help each other. Thanks Again and GREAT ...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L engine VIN: 2FMDA5148T
Thanks for all the reply's. The customer does not wish to go any further on repairs of this vehcile. From the replies that i received, i believe the rod on #1 Piston bent and the piston skirt is hitting the counter wieght on the crankshaft. The customer has de...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3FAKP113XW
Sorry it's been so long but the customer is a buddy of mine and the day i looked at it he was in a rush to go to work so i didn't have much to go on either.. i figured you guys might have some quick pointers for me so thanks for all the help. He finally let me...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 6.8L Stall VIN: 1FDWE30S1W
The fix for the van was to replace the switch in the wheelchair lift door. As I explained in my update the van is designed to stall if you put it in gear while the lift door is open. The switch should have continuity through it when the door is open and none w...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L coolant VIN: 2FMZA5243X
hey all. sorry for the delay. it did end up being the head gaskets. never saw oil in the coolant becuase of the head gaskets but there is a first for everything. thanks to all that replied. hope i can be of help to you all soon.
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L alarm? VIN: 1FTRX17W1X
THANKS FOR ALL OF THE HELP! The problem was actually two problems. Several people suggested I replace the transponder ring - so I did. I then had a problem where the dash and odometer would just go blank - and I still had the original issue as well. I started ...
2002 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L transmission overheating VIN: 1FDXW46F62
I need to start by thanking everyone who offered help, but Nate, Reese and Tom nailed half of the problem. We kept thinking that our original problem was slipping creating the high oil tempature, we had checked for correct cooler flow volume and and had a qu...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on, P0191 VIN: 1FAFP55U12
First of all Thank You for replying, your tip on the bug in the Snap On scanner was right on the money, we have since gotten the newest update. Unfortunatly we have not seen this vehicle again due to the very intermittent nature of this problem. We feel quite ... Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel pressure range problem).
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L oil leak VIN: 1HGCB727XN
I took the timing cover off and ran motor, leak still wasn't present. Changed all seals and reassembled everything, oil leak still gone. Sorry for taking so long to get back with this and thanks to all for the help. Ryan
1995 Honda Odyssey EX 2.2L dies intermitently VIN: JHMRA1874C
Hello friends, As all of you suggested to check the electrical part of the ignition switch, it did indeed turned out to be bad switch. I replaced the switch and it fixed the problem. Thanks to all.
2002 Honda S2000 2.0L rack & pinnion VIN: JHMAT11452
info needed was available in all data. sequence was to tighten adjusting nut to 18 lb/ft, loosen, then tighten to 3 lb/ft and back off 15 deg +/- 5. Thanks to thoses who responded.
1995 Infiniti J30 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKAY21D8S
Thanx to all who replied. Removed egr valve and supply tubes. Found the tubes had clogged soild at the intake manifold end. Egr valve had good operation. Cleaned out tubes and egr valve and reinstalled. While working on rear of engine, found both cam solinoids... Trouble codes: 32 (egr system malfunction), 34 (knock sensor/circuit).
1992 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDH58V4N
sorry for the long wait but I did repair this vehicle.thanks to all 3 that replied but i'm afraid that those who replied did not read the info I posted.If they had they would not have replied with the answers they did...but thanks anyway.A 450.00 ecm repaired ... Trouble codes: 44 (timing control But not suposed to have this code with sohc).
1993 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L oil pressure VIN: SALHC1349P
priming the pump was the trick. i thought that not removing the pump from the cover would allow me to 'sneak' past that bit of work but silly me. i filled the oil filter full of oil, packed grease in the pump gears, and even poured about a third of a quart of ...
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L Hesitation VIN: JT8UF11E8N
thanks for the help guys, especially llyod. he sent me after the tps circuit stating that the tps has a fuel cut off on decel around 1800 to 2500. the tps checked out good. while watching the power wire to maf sensor we saw a sharp intermittent drop in voltage...
1993 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L hold light flashes, hard upshift VIN: 1YVGE22A2P
Well, I followed the trouble tree and checked the speed pulse generater, and the wiring. The vehicle had a bad ecu. The ecu on this vehicle holds transmission controls also. I got a used computer and as soon as I drove it I could tell it was fixed. I have driv...
2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28G11
Hello and thanks for the replies. Well it turned out to be a relatively simple fix. John [...] and Terrence from Missouri were right on track. There was a rubber 90 degree elbow (under the rear of the intake manifold above the transmission bellhousing) that h... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 system lean), P0174 (bank 2 system lean).
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L won't accelerate VIN: WDBFA61E6N
Sent this one to the dealer. I had hoped to get results from the customer before closing but will update later. Some suggestions included bad wiring harness, throttle plate binding and bad throttle housing. Thanks for the replies.
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L electrical cooling fan VIN: WDBJF65H5X
Thanks to all replies. We replaced the alternator and we restored the charging system; the battery was new, the customer bought it from me over the counter and installed himself. After the alternator was changed we noticed the fan was on all the time. First wa...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDB2100652
Thanks to everyone responded to my message. About the ECU part number, we have confirmation from people in DaimlerChrysler that the new ECU part # 112 153 26 79, is the correct replacement part. The part # 030 545 58 32 is no longer good. Their online part ord...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JN1CA31D6Y
Had the ECM re-programmed at the dealer with no change. Removed the idle control valve and cleaned with carb cleaner. The car has been fine for two weeks now. Hoping that fixed it. Thanks for all the replies.
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31A71
Thanks again to all who helped with this request. I did find the test for this code in mitchell. The problem was an intermittent connection at the rear of swirl control vacuum check switch. The rubber boot had been disturbed and the wires were corroded where t... Trouble codes: P1165.
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