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1997 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEA88D4V
thanks for all the help in advance. vehicle came in with ecm trouble code 17748 (cam/crank wrong combination), 17799 cam sensor shorted to ground, 17800 cam sensor shorted to power. we've found camshaft sensor with broken connector, crankshaft sensor shorted t... Trouble codes: 17799 (camshaft sensor shorted to ground)
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L traction control VIN: WBACB4325S
We have little info on this system. We replaced valve cover gasket and starter on this car and thought all was well until customer returned with stability control light on. We scanned the system and found code 50. We also found a tsb that said problem with hig...
1997 BMW 318i 1.9L oil pressure VIN: WBABH7323V
We just did a basic oil and filter(cartridge) change on this Beemer and afterwards the oil light is staying on. We've tried primming the pump through the cartridge housing, but no luck.We haven't manually checked the oil pressure yet, hoping there's a simply s...
1990 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L slow start VIN: 2GCEC19K3L
The truck was brought in with a horrible rough idle,so after checking the timing and wire resistance(both were fine. I did a fuel pressure test and it was at 15 pounds. So I pulled the fuel filter and promply poured out two tablespoons of dirt. So I decided to...
1990 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL51T4L
Hope some one can shed some light on this one. The situation: Vehicle came in with engine running on 4 cylinders. Customer said it would run rough intermittently. I connected interro ign scope and found no spark kv from coil 3/6. I connected lab scope/curr... Trouble codes: 33 (MAP sensor high)
1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Pass Key VIN: 2G1WL52M3S
This car is a intermittent no start. When fault occurs, there is no ground from Theft Deterent Module (TDM) to Start Enable Relay (SER). Otherwise, there is a ground present. My question is this. Should there be a ground from the TDM to the SER when the key is...
1999 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 7.4L Encoder Motor VIN: 1GNGK26J5X
Hello, I actually haven't worked on this truck for this particular problem myself. I am posting this question for my customer in the hopes that someone might be aware of a manufacturing or vendor problem which might explain why these encoder motors are failing...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L readiness test issue VIN: 1GCEC14W4Y
1993 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L ABS control unit VIN: 1B4GH54R3P
vehicle was bought to shop for regular service and when started up vehicle noticed ABS pump ran for approx 5 seconds, every time vehicle was restarted same thing. test drove vehicle and when come to stop light or applied brakes to slow down ABS pump would agai...
1995 Dodge Avenger 2.0L Surge, Stall VIN: 4B3AU42Y5S
vehicle came in for intermittent stall condition. this will happen when hot or cold and is extremely intermittent. also when cold vehicle will somtimes start and then die either immediatly or when put into gear. the vehicle always starts up first try afterward...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Surge VIN: 1G7KF2368X
Driving along in overdrive at 40 mph the truck will start to surge just like it is cutting in and out do not know if this is engine or transmission problem was wondering if anyone has had this problem .
1997 Ford Taurus G 3.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FALP51U4V
at times in speed range of 30 to 40 mph has surge, feels like secondary ignition miss not torque convertor shudder, brake torque will not drop a cylinder, replace camshaft sensor and used factory tool for camshaft sensor housing, tool fit correctly on housing,... Trouble codes: P0340
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Door Locks VIN: 1FTWW33F72
Good afternoon fellow techs. I have a possessed truck in my bay. The power door locks seem to be a bit overzealous. To explain: When the key is put in the ignition, the doors lock. When the key is pulled out of the ignition, the doors lock. You can lock the do...
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L 2nd gear and 4th or possibly 5th gear VIN: 1FTZR45EX3
This vehicle came in and when it would get hot it would slip in reverse. The customer requested that it be rebuilt. After rebuiling it I installed it back in the vehicle only to find that when it shifted out of 1st it went straight to third, then acted like it...
2005 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L timing chain VIN: 1FJUE86488
hey guys i am doing an engine replacement on this Focus,itook the old engine out and i am putting the new one in so i had to take the crankshaft bolt out for the engine to pass to get it in.Now when i put the bolt back in and tightened the bolt,the engine is b...
1994 Honda Accord LX 2.2L High idle VIN: 1HGCD7138R
Good morning all. The idle on this car will rise to about 2000 RPM when the VSS is sending a signal. On a lift, the car will warm up and idle normally. Then when I put it in any gear and spin the wheels the idle will rise. If I shift to neutral and stop the wh...
2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM1154X
Help, have this honda that came in with check engine lite on code p0133, replace front o2 sensor, all was ok. That lasted for 6 months. Came back in for the check engine lite on again same code. Test, all is working as it should. Install a oe honda o2 sensor. ... Trouble codes: P0133
2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L No Start VIN: SHSRD78893
THis CR-V was towed in as a no-start. Customer stopped at a store, came out, and the vehicle would not start. The fuel pump runs, but it has no injector pulse or spark. Cranks good. When the vehicle is cranked, the red antitheft light at the radio flashes once...
1994 Jeep Wrangler SE 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1J4FY29S6R
Vehicle skips under load and feels like a secondary ignition problem. Replaced plugs, cap, rotor, wires, and camshaft sensor. Fuel pressure is ok when vehicle skips. Tried a known good MAP sensor with no change. Ignition KV shows no problems. Fuel seemed to ha...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J46W68N7X
Car came to us with SES Light on. Had it checked at Auto Zone, told TPS Sensor code. In the past year the customer has replaced TPS several times. Light comes back on after a few days. We cleared codes and immediately came back with PO123 code. We have tested ... Trouble codes: P0123 (TPS Hi), P1596 (Speed Control Switch Hi), P0320 (No Crank Ref. PCM)
1990 Lexus ES250 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT8VV22T4L
Checked the oxygen sensor readings after scan showed code 51 being an easy throttle switch adjustment. O2 was reading negative .891 v at diagnostic connector. I checked it at the 02 connector with it disconnected and had the same reading, also the ecm is stayi...
1992 Mazda Miata 1.6L No Start, Stall VIN: JM1NA3518N
Engine is in test enviroment, many things are tightly controlled and measured, but we have lost the ground signal at the injectors. Engine will currently start and run once for four engine cycles. Labscope confirms one injector pulse then oscillates to battery...
1995 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1YVGE22C3S
customer just bought the car from a lot, cheap. it initially came in due to poor idle and fuel economy. i replaced the intake manifold and did a tune up. it still would cut out under a load and would run better with the maf unplugged so i replaced it. it was b...
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on, Loss of power VIN: JM1TA2218S
This car came in with MIL light on, "TCS off" light on with the complaint of intermittently dies and loses power. Found codes P1195 and p1522. The problem is very irratic but seems to coincide with the "TCS off" light coming on. That light will stay lit until ... Trouble codes: P1195 (EGR Boost/Baro sensor open or short), P1522 (VRIS solinoid 2 open or short), 51 (ABS code failsafe relay)
2001 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JH1TA22161
This vehicle came in with a check engine light on p0400 egr malfunction code . We cleaned carbon from the ports and the throttle body plates . everything seemed ok but customer is saying ever since then the idle does wierd things such as it will intermitantly ...
2001 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start VIN: JMNB353810
car came in with a no start, no fuel no ignition spark, inspected found the timing belt tensioner spring had come off and the belt had very little tension and had jumped timing, replaced tensioner spring and bolt, set timing, still crank no start found imprope... Trouble codes: P1345
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L Accessories VIN: WDBEA34E7N
i need a little help from the mbz crowd. the door locks stopped working and are inop on all 4 doors and trunk, when you manually open and close the drivers door lock the rest move just a little bit, not sure about the trunk?? i think there a vacuum pump in the...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Mechanical VIN: WDBEA32E5R
Vehicle has an oil leak from the rear top of engine. Suspected VC gasket as first cause. Renewed trans pangasket as an "also leak" It's back and still dripping 100 mm size circles of oil on the garage while parked overnight. R&R VC to inspect. VC gasket OK. Do...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L srs VIN: 4JGAB54EBY
The vehicle won't let me finish coding untill the problem is fixed either. also would like to know the definition of Squib, Thanx, Scott
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L panel lighting VIN: 4JGAB54E11
This 2001 ML320 has a problem with the interior illumination lights for the ac control unit, radio, window switch package, shift indicator and any other switch in the center console or the lower control panel (around radio). But with the key off or in #1 posit...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L no crank, no dash l. in pos. 2 VIN: 4JGAB54EX2
good morning benz techs out there. this ml 320 came in with a no crank complaint. the main problem is when turning the key into position 2 (run)none of the warning lights come on, also won't come out of park and the scanner won't communicate. also tried to res...
1992 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2MECM75W6N
Hello. I hope you guys can help me with this one. This Merc came in on a hook. Customer said engine quit while driving would not re start. Also he said for the past few weeks vehicle has been hestitating during de accel, and to be able to re start need to pump...
1993 Mercury Capri 1.6L Mechanical VIN: 6MPCTO1Z8P
how do you refill the trans? where i thought was the fill hole i cant get fluid into the trans?i tried putting it in the small hole above the drain in the front of the trans that has a small down angle on it but filuid will not go in. i did put fluid in throug...
2000 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L shifter VIN: 1MEFM53U5Y
Start car step on brake pedel try to press on shifter button, it will not push in so you can take it out of park.If you turn key to start position you can push button in and pull shifter out of park and put into drive.I have look all over alldata which sends y...
1992 Nissan D21 SE 3.0L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1N6HD16Y8N
Thanks in advance to all,need some input on this Nissan trk.Has a bad hesitation,stumble,lack of power on acceleration from dead stop after cold start up,also after hot soak of 5 mins. or more.Snap-on scanner shows no codes,but will show code if induced.Ckd. M...
2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L cv joint? VIN: JN8DR09Y03
This is strange, the truck was bought by me at a nissan auction, It has no frame or drive shaft damage, just some rust from salt in winter. When you put it in 4 wheel drive it has a slight vibration, the stange thing is when you take it out of 4wd it won't rel...
1996 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1G3GR62C9T
Customer dropped car off with a reported "clicking or arching" noise under hood. We could not duplicate noise first few times started and driven. Then it did act up. Loud knock noise in engine area, loudest in bottom of pan and by flywheel. Unbolted torque con...
1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L drivers power window VIN: 1G3GR62C5V
This car came in with the drivers power window inop I checked to make sure it was getting power from the switch it was so I replaced the motor. It went about 2 months and had no problems then it came back with window inop I checked it again and same thing so I...
1997 Oldsmobile Achieva S 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G3NL52M6V
Hello typical GM security no start light is flashing start and die. Checked power gnds. at lock cylinder and IPC found no problem ,no pattern to problem. Next step sent out dash to approved repair shop through our GM dealer. After sending in was told theft por... Trouble codes: P1629 (Theft Deterrant System Cranking Signal Malfunction)
1998 Pontiac Firebird Firehawk 5.7L headlights VIN: 2G2FV22G8W
need help! headlights go up and back down once every time the unlock or lock button is pushed on the key foob, but not when using buttons in the car. the lights don't turn on but motors stay on for approx. 5 seconds after closed. is there any common problems. ...
2003 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L engine fasteners VIN: 1G2WR52133
Hi group, Looks like I got myself in troble after I hopped up my GTP a bit. I'm now replacing pistons after breaking two(#1&4). Qusetion is, the rod bolts are torqued like a torque to yield type bolt. Can I reuse the rod bolts safely or not? By the way, they w...
1997 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BK6759V
Hello Subaru Techs, we could use your help. This '97 Legacy GT originally came in for an extended crank time before starting, and the check engine light on with a code P0336 stored in the memory. We checked the sensor according to the Subaru test plan for this... Trouble codes: P0336 (Crankshaft position sensor circuit range/ performeance problem.)
1998 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 4T1BF22K0W
I have had this car in the shop a couple of times the first time the customer was complaining of a vibration like an engine miss after climbing a hill and coming to a stop. I could not get it to act up so I let him have it back and he brought it back within 2 ...
2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GN86R4Y
First time customer came in due to failing his Texas State Inspection with the MIL illuminated and a P0500 (VSS) code stored. Once cleared the code came immediately back as a pending code while driving. The speedometer functions normally, however the VSS PID s... Trouble codes: P0500 (Vehicle speed sensor malfunction)

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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L air ride VIN: WAUYP64B01
We have fixed this car and it went well. I had just 3 replies, but with locale input and the replies it is clear that raising this car and not puting it in 'jack' mode can not due damage to the air bags, this car clearly had worn spots in the bag causing the l...
1992 BMW 850i 5.0L excessive crank case psi VIN: WBAEG131XN
we are in the process of installing a used engine at this time,thanks to all who responded
1994 BMW 740i 4.0L propeler shaft VIN: WBAGD4322R
Well, every single reply more or less shouted the same thing. Driveline. I was pretty much of the same mind myself, but wanted a little back-up before selling this fairly expensive repair to my customer. Once again, IATN comes thru. One reply from Kevin in Neb...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAV334X1
I would like to Start by Thanking all who Replied The Fix was indeed the Thermostat Housing Assembly 10 out of 10 Replies sure couldnt be wrong BMW Part # 11-53-7-509-227 it didnt show any signs of damage and actually opened and closed while bench testing in a... Trouble codes: 128 (Coolant Below Thermostat Regulating Temp).
2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L torque converter VIN: 5UXFB33552
I would like to say thanks to all that took the time to reply... all three of you. Well it turned out not to be the trans. that was causing the code. The problem was in the wiring for the brake light circuit. It had rubbed through the wire insulation where it ...
1998 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, abs & airbag lights VIN: 2G4WB52K4W
Replaced the ignition switch as many of you suggested and all is well. This one is fixed. Thanks for the confirmation on my original thought it is very helpful when you are making a guess and many agree. Thank you Mark
1999 Cadillac Escalade 5.7L Radio VIN: 1GYEK13R5X
Thanks for all suggestions. Come to find out the ones who told me to leave the key on for one hour was correct. It appears the GM has a generic code that can be used. (forgot what that was) After leaving it on and then entering the code everything worked again...
1988 Chevrolet Caprice 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1BU51H8H
As it turns out this car has had the engine replaced 2 times. We did look into fuel issues as suggested by many of you and found that the carb was dirty (even though it had been replaced) We repaired the carb as needed but the problem still remained. We remove... Trouble codes: 43 (ESC volt low).
1991 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Clutch fork VIN: 1GCDC14K9M
Thanks to all who replied. The fix was to just suck it up and remove the small metal retainer. It unscrewed with a little help,we put a pocket screwdriver behind the plastic washer and applied a little pressure. Turns out the part is available from the dealer,...
2001 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Shudder/Vibration VIN: 1G1JC524X1
Thanks everyone for your help. I did what many of you said to fo and applied the brake lightly when it shuddered and it went away. Flushed it with lube gaurd and so far so good. Thanks again for your help. Jon
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B4GP44R8T
Thanks to Tom [...] for suggesting to remove the non firing coil wire out of the circuit. After removing the wire as he stated it cranked right up. Now I knew for certain the computer was bad. Don't understand how that kills the other two drivers but it does...
1998 Dodge Caravan 2.4L Stall VIN: 2B4FP25B3W
well finialy the problem is solve, wayne & duane suggested using the paper clips it work like a charm this was the first one of these i had done i tried it by the book and it always was a notch off,and it would not idle. eng. runs fine now thanks teem & iatn.
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HC13Y11
thank you all for your replies, what i found was a new defective purge control solenoid the one i got from chry. dealer was defective replaced with new one and so far 9 days have passed no codes have come back. what i found with test was 1 out of 10 times purg... Trouble codes: P0441.
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Starting VIN: 1FMDU34X3T
Thank you for your replies. The concensus was that it most likely had a bad flex plate and I needed to remove the transmission to inspect. Unfortunately we were unable to affect a repair, as the customer elected to get rid of the car the way it was. Ron [...]...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5147T
thank you to all that replied.i tested the alternator diodes as best i could they were okay,next i unplugged the dpfe sensor wires then cleared codes.only code to return was dpfe sensor.plugged sensor back in and cam code step was to replace old ... Trouble codes: P0340 (camshaft position sensor A circuit), P0133 (o2 sensor slow responce bank 1 sensor 1), P0153 (o2 sensor slow responce bank 2 sensor 1), P0420 (catalyst system efficency below threshold bank 1), P0300 (multiple cyl misfire).
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L evap VIN: 1FAFP53U2X
The readiness monitor set after numerous drive cycles in different conditions, however we are unable to determine exactly what the correct procedure was.
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L engine VIN: 2FTRX18L2Y
Hey guys, Thanks for all your help. We had to replace the head on the right side- and noise went away. Appeciate all the help. Joe
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Power cold VIN: 1FDXF46F0Y
Truck still has no power cold, and can't get rid of P0476 exh press ctrl valv perf. We changed EBP sensor and tube. Mitchell diagnosis to re-adjust pedistal rod. never done. We fixed cly#1 contribution problem with new cly#1 injector. Truck is going up to our ... Trouble codes: P0470 (exh press sensor ckt fault - KOEO), P0476 (exh press ctrl valve prob. - KOER), P1690, P0478 (exh press ctrl valve high - cont.), P0470 (exh press sensor ckt fault - KOEO).
2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2FAFP71W11
thanks alot to all that helped.It had rust in the lines and thats why sometimes it would run almost good then miss on those on some or not at all.I pulled the injectors and found rust on top took out all and with the pulse generator putting carb spray we clean...
2001 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAFP46V51
ok first off thankyou for all the help, So this became a case of 'need to go home and start fresh on monday' because 30 minutes into it this monday morning i figured it out. There was high resistance in circuit 1059 feed to the fuel pump circuit before the Con... Trouble codes: 1233 (fuel system disabled no communication from fpdm).
2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Engine VIN: 1FDXE45P64
Hi All: I recieved 7 replies to my help request and it was a toss up between head gasket failure or EGR cooler. I was also informed that the engine warranty is 100,000 miles(160,000km.). When I talked to the customer about the options we had to remedy the situ...
1985 Honda Civic 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JHMAR6529F
Thank you for your information John you hit it on the nose if you pull the throttle out a bit you can see the fast idle screw. This was not ajdusted at all, When I adjusted it it worked great. Customer is very happy she has cold idle now as she has not had it ...
1997 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Misfire VIN: 4S2CM58V2V
Thanks for the help! This one was a learning experience for me. Most of the responses advised looking for something related to the engine r&r which I found by going back over my previous testing. After coming to the same conclusion but with some inconsistency ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire).
2001 Jaguar XK8 4.0L failed test VIN: SAJDA42C71
Thanks to Thomas, Clint and Michael. I ended up with a total of five different Jaguar drive cycles. One was temperature sensitive. The local ecology department said this was a Ford system. Apparently you can take the emission test here with one incomplete moni... Trouble codes: P1000.
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L abs, traction and hdc warning lamps on VIN: SALTY1246Y
Thanks to all that responded to my help request with this Land Rover. All of you agreed that there is no way to pull manual codes on this vehicle and you must use an OE type scan tool such as Auto Logic to pull/clear ABS codes. Thanks to Ken [...] who pointed...
1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JT8UZ30C0N
The day after I opened this, we performed the inspection as per Roberts suggestion, even tho we hadn't received it yet. It was , in fact a vibration that felt like a skip/misfire. We ordered the motor mounts and installed them Friday.99% of the vibration is go...
1993 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, hard start VIN: A7P5125568
I appreciate you guys that responded to my request.this car had two problems.[1]a defective fuel pump and [2] the timing was of by a few teeth. it was difficult getting the timing to line up correctly.once that was done the car started immediately,and runs ver...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBBA45AXD
A rebuilt fuel distributor was required to repair this vehicle. The suggestion of removing the fuel lines and watching the cavities fill while depressing the flap was very helpful. We are still waiting for our customer to return, as he gets a slight hesitation...
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM62W1R
A new DPFE sensor fixed this car. The base voltage went from .16 to 1.06 volt w/ the new sensor. The EGR system works fine now. Thanks for all who helped esp. Nick [...] who said the voltage was low. iATN to the rescue! DAVID Trouble codes: P1407 (no egr flow).
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4A3AX55X5V
OK, Yes i have fixed this car , but I haven't finished it yet. We took the turbo off, many loose bolts and some missing exhaust nuts,but it seemed something else was amiss. We did a compression w/turob off and first hit was low under 50psi so we did a cylinder...
1996 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L clutch noise VIN: 1N6SD16S1T
recived 11 replies to this post some said it waws the pilot bushing, others that it was the t/o bearing, and a few ranging from the clutch disc to crank end play. wish i could tell you exactly what caused the noise but i cant. what we did was remove the trans ...
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5L fuel gauge VIN: 1G3GR64H11
Had 7 replies, these had a problem with check valves going bad letting exhaust into the air pump, that is what i found the front valve was bad replaced so far so good. also had replues to just replace the sender, iadvise customer off all the replies about the ...
1988 Pontiac Grand Am 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G2NE14D2J
Problem has been diagnosed and repaired, thanks for all your help. Trouble codes: 42 (est spark timing circuit).
1992 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.4L timing belt VIN: 1G2WJ14XXN
I want to thank the six guys who responded, but especially Jonatan [...] who responded within hours of my request. Everyone hit it on the head, the camshafts where not set 180 degrees apart. If the noise was not there, I'm pretty sure I would...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NE52TXT
It had a bad 1/4 coil and a bad injector on cylinder #4. After replacing the ign. coil it still had a slight miss on cylinder #4 only when cold I replaced that injector and the miss went away Thanks for all the help Trouble codes: P0300 (testing and results).
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA2982W
Dave & Daniel hit it on the head it was a vac. leak on the oil seperator we had put on smoke machine showed the lower hose leking at the spring clamp changed clamps all worked perfect thank you all Trouble codes: 1124 (1126 -), 1126.
2002 Porsche Boxster Roadster S 3.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WPOCB29822
Well the car has been gone for a while now. We also drove it quite a bit before it left with no problems. The problem is that I'm not really sure what fixed it. When the problem was happening, I had the A/C controller out of the car, as the original was fried....
1993 Saab 900 S 2.1L Heat VIN: YS3AK35E9P
Hey there pros and joes, Well, once again working in a shop of 60000 plus mechanics has its advantages. Special KUDOS to the following technicians; -Bart [...] -Chris at Euro Mo...
1994 Saturn SL 1.9L Surge VIN: 1G8ZF5594R
I ordered a factory oem egr valve and that fixed the problem on this saturn .The one i had on the car was from a parts store .Thanks for all the replys
2001 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.6L 5th Gear VIN: JS2GB41S01
I received 4 replys, thank you. I was unable to give the customer an estmate for the repair, they did not want to spend much money to repair it. I wasent able to know unless I got into it. Needless to say they picked up the car and I'm not able to give any use...
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