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1996 Acura RL 3.5L No Start VIN: JH4KA9645T
Car came in as a cranks but no start. No codes. Car has no spark or injector pulse. Checked all fuses - good. Has good fuel pump and pressure. Vantage has good waveform on CYP/CKP sensors 1 and 2. There is 12v pwr at all coils and injectors. Good pwr and grnd ...
1985 BMW 735i 3.5L Hydraulic brake booster VIN: WBAFH8409F
Hello BMW TECHS... I have this 85/735i that is leaking powersteering fluid out of the Hydraulic brake booster. I have the unit out now and my question is there suppose to be fliud coming out it from the inside the booster? I notice that the o-ring that sits b...
1986 BMW 325es 2.7L battery VIN: WBAAB6403G
help bmw fans, we have this 325e that keeps having the battery drain down we have check for draw several times and can not find any problems, it take almost two to three weeks to reoccour and the battery will have about 11.5 volts when it comes in, will start ...
1995 BMW M3 3.0L wipers VIN: WBSBF032XS
Hi people my question is does any one know were and what color the wiper washer control module is? Mitchell says it is behind the glove box but does not tell me which one? I have tried matching color coded wires but to no success. As there is five modules back...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6332X
After hard acceleration, ses light will come on and vehicle has hard misfire. scan shows no codes, but verifies mil is demanded on. vehicle has hard misfire. Could not understand why no code even though mil is on. went to clear codes to try to reset and AS SOO...
1996 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G4NJ52M3T
Car came in, crank,run,stall. Fuel pressure checks out @ 43psi KOER. Engine stalls after 2 seconds run time. Codes p1573 & P1629 were history codes. Cleared codes, (checked to be sure they cleared), crank engine. Same thing start run & die. Code 1629 returned ... Trouble codes: P1573 (ebtcm/pcm serial data ckt), 1629 (theft deterrant system cranking signal malfunction)
1999 Buick Regal GS 3.8L Stall VIN: 2G4WF5212X
This Buick has a strange concern . It will intermitantly die on the customer Ive only got it to act up one time . What I can tell you is there are not any codes, data is normal,fuel pressure good. when it does stall (Ive only experienced 1 time) it is just dri...
1992 Cadillac Eldorado 4.9L ride control VIN: 54SDF64G6E
we talked to cadi service manger he said system was updated but wont give any info and customer cant afford to take it to them (older retired couple)i really want to help but never delt with this system thank you for any help
1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Keyless Entry VIN: 1G6KY5495X
Need to know if there is a way program the keyless entry manualy, for a 99 Cadillac STS.
1985 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YY0783F
first i would like to thank all who take the time to reply. i know by looking at related history, you're all going to say good luck. but actually i'm almost there. got it running and now the only thing left is this code 33 for the maf sensor. my local gm conta... Trouble codes: 33 (maf sensor signal voltage high)
1993 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.1L No Start VIN: 1GNDU06D3R
Hey all, got a headache here. Van looses spark and injector pulse after 10-15 minutes of running. Then has to sit for 4-5 hours before it will restart. fuel press stays good. Voltage at coil and at module are good. Powers and grnds to ecm are good. We started ...
1997 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC19W8V
hello !!! thanks to everyone in advance. have read several of the fix data base. lots of ideas. changed the cam sensor and cleaned the maf sensor cleared the codes mil lamp comes on instantly. please help Trouble codes: P0102, P0340
1999 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2G1WL52M4X
after 5to 10 miles ,no power like cat. clogged,then starts to buck and stall.crank n cam in sync.no codes no missfires, egr not opening at time to stall
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEC16T2Y
(p1415) we tested the air injection system and all components check out ok. we commanded the air pump to turn on with a scan tool and air is present at outlet of the air shut off valve. the monitor looks for two things when setting a dtc, (1) the ho2s voltage ... Trouble codes: P1415 (Secondary Air Injection System Bank 1), P1518 (Throttle Actuator Control Module)
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ND52J11
Thanks in advance for any help. Customer brought car in for check engine light and a intermittent high idle. Had a dtc p1635, 5 volt ref. circuit and p1189, engine oil pressure switch. Started by checking p1635 first. Checked 5 volt circuit for tps, map, egr p... Trouble codes: P1189 (engine oil pressure switch circuit), P1635 (5 volt reference 1 circuit)
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Lighting VIN: 1GCHK29171
Howdy, This my step dads truck and the question is this, he pulls a fifthwheel and a smaller trailer and uses a seven pin rv plug for both. Neither trailers brake lamps work, the turn signals and tail lamps do just no brake lamps. I looked at the wiring diagra...
1994 Chrysler New Yorker 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3ED46F7R
HELP!! This car has no spark. Does have new coil pack, battery and have tryed new computer, but still no spark. Has power to injectors, camshaft sensor, crank sensor. Thanks for any help.
1992 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1B7GG23X9N
Hello members! I have an interesting problem with this Dakota. When this vehicle acts up, it has very low power, and when trying to rev up, vehicle will backfire through the exhaust. When you shut the vehicle off and start it, sometimes the vehicle will act no...
1993 Dodge Stealth ES 3.0L Valves VIN: JB3BM54J9P
This vehicle had the heads removed and machined because of blown head gaskets. After reassembly and PROPER alignment of all timing marks, the pistons hit the valves when turning the crank in either direction (aprox 45 degrees). What is the problem?! I found ou...
1997 Dodge Viper GTS 8.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ER69E6V
This car came in with an intermittent hesitation condition. The left converter became red hot and melted the heat insulation on the left rocker panel. It also blistered the paint on the rocker panel. I cleared the left bank rich code and test drove the car. Th... Trouble codes: 172 (rich condition left bank)
1998 Dodge Caravan 3.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1C4GP54LXW
This vehicle will start up and idle but the moment you give it gas it stalls.Sometimes it will start right back up,other times it will take a few tries but will eventually start back up and idle fine.Fuel pressure,volume,spark and injectors all there.Map is al...
1998 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L oil pressure VIN: 2B3HD46R6W
Engine was in poor shape before rebuild, which required new pistons/rods, crankshaft, timing chain, secondary chain tensioners, extensive oil galley cleaning, etc. Installed engine, started, runs, and sounds awesome. While running, a blip of the throttle (war...
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7KC2365Y
hi techs this truck ran low on fuel pressure, tranfer pump was very noisy and not pumping, causing the injection pump to fail (p1688 internal pump failure was set). i first replaced updated pump which now goes in the tank transfer pump got removed and bypassed... Trouble codes: P1693 (no description)
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 3.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B6HB11X62
I replaced ign wires(oe)because arcing was observed when misted with water.Cleared dtcs.Still ran very rough.Ran injector balance with snap on scan tool.#4and#6 weak,#3OK. Misfire dtcs not reset,no misfires shown on counter(system test).Now it gets good,scanne... Trouble codes: P0300, P0303, P0304, P1687
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on, Low power VIN: 2FMDA5141S
This car has the MIL light on with all of the codes listed above. We cleared the codes and within 1 hour of driving the light was back on with codes 1131 and 1151 indicating a lean condition in both banks. We double checked fuel pressure and smoke tested the i... Trouble codes: P1131 (O2 sensor indicates lean condition bank 1), P1151 (O2 sensor indicates lean condition Bank 2), P, 0133 (O2 sensor slow response), P0153 (O2 sensor circut slow response), P0303 (Cyl 3 misfire detected), P0171 (P0174 Fuel trim too lean bank 1 and 2)
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L blend door broken VIN: 1FMDU34X5V
Hello, I did a search on the knowledge base and have checked and found my problem is the blend door is broken in the heater plenium. The one I found had 37 replies and all stated this. I can see the motor turning and hear it trying to move the door, but no cha...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Engine VIN: 2FTRX18W9X
Hello to all. Another fun one... This truck came in with an exhaust tick ( three weeks ago ). Upon inspection we found two broken mainfold studs and an apparent cracked mainfold. Well its here today with a new noise a squeak... compression related sounds like ...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Parking lights VIN: 1FTSX30SXX
Hi Folks This one is starting to make my hair fall out. Vehicle cut out while towing a trailer, this trailer has been with this vehicle for some time. The trailer is now on another vehicle with no problems. Had the truck towed in and found that the fuse panel ...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L pulley VIN: 1FTYR14V1X
Upon examination of this vehicle I found that the water pump bearing and shaft has moved forward about 3/8 inch. The crankshaft pulley appears to be 3/8inch further forward than the other pulleys on the front of the engine.The Crank pulley came on this engine ...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L rotors VIN: 2FTRX18W7X
i have this f150 that pulsates front rotors approx. every 10-15k. first time that i worked on brakes i replaced listed parts(except tires those are sold and rotated by another shop). vehicle returned approx. 12k later with warped front rotors and overheated/gl...
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L pats VIN: 1FAFP33P1Y
Posting for another shop. This Focus is having a PATS system problem. It is setting codes 1600 & 1601. When the vehicle came in the first time, they took it to the dealer and had a new key cut and the BCM flashed. This fixed it for a few weeks. It has since ...
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14U91
Good Afternoon all, Here we go again! We have a 2001 ford ranger pick up with 3.0 liter v6 and automatic transmission here with misfire codes for cylinders 1,2 and 3. those spark plugs are fuel soaked. fuel pressure is within spec([...] or running) good st...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L abs light speedo VIN: 1FDNF20L03
Hi we have this weird one here. The ABS light will come on intermittently and the speedo will drop to zero. Easy right? Well, when I first checked it I did not have any trouble codes at all, I repaced the rear wheel speed sensor and road tested and verified li...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14554
Customer complains of truck losing power, surging, ses lite, and with pedal to the floor will not accelerate. had to limp it back to town. We just did a full tune up and injector clean, fuel filter etc, on this truck last week. i took this truck out for an hou... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0191, P0303, P0731
1997 Geo Tracker 1.6L Hesitation VIN: 2CNBE1869V
Customer drove vehicle in 3 weeks ago, Absolutley no power. Replaced Plugs & raised timing as idle vaccum was 10 in., Ran like a top. Back now with idle vaccum at 15.8 in., was 20 in. when it left. Accelerates OK till about half throttle, & then Has little res...
1999 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L heat controls VIN: 2GTEK19T3X
Hey all, This one has come to me from another shop. The problem withthis system is when you turn the temperature controls to hot it actuallly sends cold and vice versa.The control panel has been replaced as well as the temperature door motor. I have examined ...
2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L reverse VIN: 2HKRL186X1
alredy ck for bulletins ,diagnosis trees but nothing there of much help .hoping a honda tech can pull me out fire on this one ,thanks for any thoughts or ideas or fixes ahead of time ,i appreciate your time and experiance .
1999 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L oil pump VIN: KMHWF25S3X
hi every body. this guy used 20-50 oil and caused his front cover gasket to leak. cleaned and re-sealed. going together if I follow all data procedure my left side balance shaft doesnt line up propperly when I go through the block with a screw driver. this is ...
1996 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L drivetrain VIN: JACDJ58V9T
Another one of those "remember I love my job" days!I have a high mileage Isuzu tooper 4x4 that has a bad driveline vibration starting at about 55 and peaks at 75mph.In my opinion,it is a driveshaft speed vibration(very fast). We pulled the driveshaft and found...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L light on VIN: 1J4GZ58Y1R
Hello everyone. I am trying to pull abs codes on this jeep. Is there a way to access them by shorting a wire or do you have to go to the dealer? Thanks for your help. TM
2000 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FFS8S7Y
This Jeep came in with a rough running when hot and service engine light on. Codes P0132 and P0138 for shorted O2's were in the system. We went through the Alldata diagnostic tree and condemned the upstream O2. The wiring for the rear O2 was dragging on the dr... Trouble codes: P0132 (o2s 1/1 shorted to voltage), P0138 (o2s 1/2 shorted to voltage)
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L No Start VIN: 1J4GL58K92
vehicle came in with broken valve spring on #1 cyl and cam damage on left bank.spring and cam were replaced and vehicle ran fine.engine was washed and and vehicle ran fine for several days.now vehicle won,t start or when it does start it will barely run.all co...
1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB7236V
help please you kia people! code p0400, egr flow malfunction. i checked the egr valve, a little dirty, it would open up on it's own with throttle opening and passages were clear.(engine would stumble when opened manually at idle)i removed & cleaned valve, clea... Trouble codes: P0400
2003 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L MIL Lamp on, NO POWER VIN: SALNM22263
Vehicle came into shop about 1 month ago. Checked DTC two faults found. (P1636 THROTTLE POSITION ADAPTION :SHORT CIRCUIT TO V BATT) (P1472 VARIABLE INLET MANIFOLD MOTOR 2 :SHORT CIRCUIT TO GROUND) Checked for 5 volt supply and ground to power and balance valve... Trouble codes: P1636 (throttle position adaption short circuit to v batt.)
1995 Lincoln Continental Diamond Anniversary 4.6L 1-2 shift VIN: 1LNLM97V4S
I purchased this lincoln because all the suspension air bags are new and the car is clean. It has an IMRC circuit problem that I'm not sure would affect the trans problem. During any throttle pressure, hot or cold it has a delayed 1-2 shift and then bangs into...
2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Interior light VIN: 1LAHM97V5Y
weird deal here, key out of ignition and doors closed, the interior lights(dome) will show a mind of their own, they pop on and than go off after about thirty seconds, I also noticed that when I was monitoring certain data parameters I turned on radio, had doo...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA32E3R
Ck engine light on. Code p0240. CAT ineffective. Replaced [...]. Ck engine light returned w/the same code. Data stream all looks normal and no complaints on how the car runs. Looking for input before ordering a new CAT. $$$ Thanks for any help you can give.... Trouble codes: 0240 (CAT Ineffectiveness)
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L rear suspension VIN: 4JGAB72E91
Hi, I've had ml320's in also with similar squeaking over large bumps or just leaning on the back bumper. The noise has been impossible to pinpoint. We have taken the suspension apart and lubed bushings, even squirted grease into the ball joints. Rather than se...
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...
1990 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L overdrive VIN: JN1HJ01P1L
Hey Guys hope you can help me ou t with this p.o.s. got this car the other day from our transmission guy down the street. when he got it it had no gears at all so he rebuilt the tranny. after the work was done there were no problems so he shipped it. about one...
2000 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L No Start VIN: JN8AR07SOY
some one else has been working on truck.they have sulplied no info.key remote is bad,but i lock and unlocked door with key,still no good. one other thing i wont to say.i put used comp. in and got pulse back but engine would crank and die.
2005 Other European QuattroPorte 4.2L Headlamp Auto leveling VIN: ZAMCE39AX5
Looking for information on reseting head lamp assy leveling system for right side of vehicle. All the lamps are functioning, but heads up display indicate that the r/s is malfunctioning. Can not find any info on this type of system.
1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L slow initial start VIN: 1G2NW52E9X
Hi, techs I'm having a tough time with this one. This car has an extended cranking time on initial start up. probably cranks over for 3 seconds before firing. After it is started once it will fire right off. If you shut it off and restart within 5 min. it will...
2000 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L ride height VIN: 2G2FV22G2Y
vehicle is equipped with ws6 suspension option. vehicle is in alignment and tracks fine driving. no tire wear is showing and as stated in testing no mechanical problem with track or stabilizer bar. the springs were replaced with new just to eliminate them as p...
1988 Saab 900 SPG 2.0L inner driver VIN: YS3AT76L0J
New customer who lives in this area bought this car, drove it to us and asked us to check it out as he knew it had some issues. Gave him a list of problems that included replacing both axles because of damaged outer joints. Our problem is that the rt axle will...
1990 Subaru Liberty 2.0L Cruise control VIN: JFIBF6AROE
Firstly, this car is probably sold in your market under a different name, as Liberty does not appear on the drop down list - hope the Vin # [...] it. Owner complained cruise control stopped working after water pump job. I have only a fairly limited non-fa...
1987 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 2.1L cranking spark VIN: WV2YBO259H
Hi fellow techs, Owner brought this one in ststing that the vehicle would sometimes run and then just die. After letting it sit for awhile it would restart and run fine again for awhile and die again. He replaced the fuel filter. I looked at it and determine...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBB61C1W
I was told that the MAF is the most likely cause for this code to be set. It is an active code that came right back after being reset. What is the next step to confirm mechanic's "GUT" instinct? Trouble codes: P1128 (fuel mixture lean)
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWCC21C71
Customer states that after driving approximately 5 miles and shutting off car for 30-45 minutes car will not restart. after setting for 30-45 minutes car will restart & run fine,usually, but last thursday car set 4 hours & would not restart.Car was wreckered t...
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LS55A3X
Hi, Volvo techs--Please Help: So this S70 intermittantly starts and dies, and then won't start unless the key is removed from ignition switch for a few seconds and re-tryed. TSB# 3360015 States trouble with wire terminals, but I wasn't able to verify this cond... Trouble codes: 740A

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1988 Acura Integra LS 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JH4DA1855J
Thanks to all who took the time to reply. I guess the problem was not the computer like a lot of you suggested. What I found out was the distributor rotor, the outside plastic of the center piece that screws to the dist. shaft came loose, so it was moving side... Trouble codes: 19 (Lock-Up Control Solenoid Valve), 15 (Ignition Output Signal).
1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L front rotors and pads VIN: WAUBG34D8W
good morning; i recieved a bunch of replies on this one, and they just about all said the same thing. replace pads and rotors with OEM. i have not oem pads on it, but have oem rotors. wont have the car back for a month or so, do i cant say i fixed it, but ha...
2000 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L reverse engagement cold VIN: 1G4HR54K2Y
Well this vehicle is in the done file. After posting a help request on iATN and consulting a friend in the trans repair business we decided to replace the 'pressure control solenoid' and the'fluid pressure manual valve position switch assembly'. The part numbe...
1990 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L steering pump VIN: 2GC6K29K5L
A used P/S pump fixes this vehical both reman pumps were apparantly defective
1993 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 7.4L Misfire, BACKFIRES VIN: 1GBGK29N6P
Sorry I can't post a fix, but the dealer I was fixing this for pulled the plug after I told him I probably could make it run reasonably well as is. Thanks for the MANY replies. I did replace the dist shaft and pick-up as was strongly urged by several techs but...
1997 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L pinging VIN: 2GCEC19R6V
hi guys,tanks to all for your replys,it seems that the quality of gas was the problem,i think i mislead you all as i did not do the intake job and after talking to the customer for the 5th or 6th time found out they had re placed 3 lifters at the same time,as ...
1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L surge VIN: 2G1WW12M6X
well guys didn't know i could only update once, until i tried. this vehicle was also sent to the chevy dealership twice and for over 1 week and they could not fiqure it out correctly. turns out tcc slippage that was not enough to set code but enough to cause t...
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 2G1WX15K21
Hello everyone. Thanks for all the replies but especially to Justin Belaire. Although there were many suggestions to replace the fuel pump, I was not convinced the pump was the culprit. After removing the fuel pump relay box, with scan tool and fuel pressure m...
2002 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNCT18W72
This blazer doesnt have a egr valve.There was a reply to check the egr valve.Did a injector balance test and found cylinders 3 and 5 drop was about 3 pounds less then the others.Cleaned the injectors twice and blazers is fixed. Trouble codes: P0131, P0171, P0300.
2004 Chevrolet Aveo 1.6L enige oiling VIN: KL1TD52684
Greetings. This one is fixed, hopefully with no lingering problems. Thanks to Alfred from Florida, Paul from Wiscnsin and Bob from Cayman Islands for their replys. They all agreed tha it sounded like lack of maintainance. When I talked to the customer I found ...
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Tire Pressure Sensors VIN: 1GNEK13Z14
Thanks to all that took the time to help. The customer decided he wanted to live with the light verus spending the cash on stems. I did however find out that we could have drilled more holes in the spare rim and installed four more stems into it to fool the sy...
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L intake manifold gasket VIN: 1B7HF16Y7T
I'm posting this as a fix since the general and most popular response to the problem that makes the most sense is NOT TO GLUE the intake gaskets to the cylinder heads (or manifold) during installation - as I did with 3M spray adhesive - except for silicone as ...
1997 Eagle Talon TSi 2.0L Crankshaft VIN: 4E3AL54FXV
Well, I will call this solved. I want to thank Steve, Ty, and Terry for there help. After looking into this I found the turbo was bad. I replaced that and the engine well with out smoking, but still had a funny rattle. Its not rod bearing or thurst bearing, th...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L TCIL Flashes VIN: 1FMEU18W6V
The shop that sent me the truck picked it up and were going to replace the PCM.I haven't heard back from them so I'm assuming that all went well.I had checked the GEM module and found no corrosion,and I was getting a signal to the the PCM from the GEM when it ...
1997 Ford F-250 7.5L monitors won't run VIN: 3FTHF25G1V
Thank you for the replies the truck is fixed. I replaced the thermostat, that was stuck open. I was fooled by the underhood temperature and the low exaust reading. Again I'll try remember the basics as this one bit me. Thanks again, iATN and it's members are a...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Speedometer VIN: 2FTRX18W6X
The customer has not returned for further testing.Most replies said replace rear diff mounted speed sensor.But this one was good.As stated I had good speed signal at ABS,ABS worked with no codes,and pcm showed VSS on scanner.There was no VSS at GEM or cluster....
2001 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L cranking VIN: 1FMYU6CE81
traced to shorted gem module. client has no money fro proper repairs. bypassed gem and wired up starter relay to ground and switched ignition, vehicle now starts normally.
1993 Geo Tracker 1.6L No Start VIN: 2CNBE18UOP
well it was a combination of ecm and distributor. the ecm fixed the groung to click relays in. the distributor fixed the spark problem. i guess im just lucky to get one with both problems. sorry cant give more details as to fix but all who answered my help req...
2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG16551
I cleared the code on this and gave it back to her, I haven't heard anything back... I was going to pull the iac off and check for debris, unfortunately I didn't have any Torx plus sockets at the time. With the weather at the time, and the car sitting for a wh... Trouble codes: P0505.
1999 Isuzu Amigo S 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK57D5X
Thank you all for your help. However the customer has decided to take vehicle. We did check the vacum line to the map and all was ok. We did check EGR, and all working as it should. A real stumper for us but the customer decided to take the vehicle and will br... Trouble codes: P0107 (map sensor circuit low).
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L No Drive VIN: SAJEA51D42
Upon removal of the cooler hoses we found that the trans was not developing any fluid pressure. We have pulled the unit and are now inspecting it to find out why. Although the customer has authorized replacement of the trans we have to disassemble it becuase s...
2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4T48S31L
thanks to all the wonderful people at iatn for there responses,ended up being the crank sensor that some many of u guessed.i was concerned when we called the local dealership and they hadnt sold one of these in two yrs.anyway thanks to all,customer happy and t...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA32EBA
From what a few had said about looking for a date tag on the harness, it appears as if this harness was replaced. I was able to get ahold of a diagram, and no pulse out of the controller for the driver. The circut appears ok also, no shorts, no opens, wire ins...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBDHA24G7Y
Thanks for Alex,Bill & Arthur for their replies. The MB- dealer figure out that this intermittent no response to the actuator was caused by the oil the mechanic put in the wrong place in the supercharger.There is a small bolt close to the clutch at the top,whe... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfiring demages TWC fault indicator lamp on), P0243 (air flap switchover actuator for compressor M167 current stored).
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L panel lighting VIN: 4JGAB54E11
I received 2 replys which suggested checking fuses and aftermarket installation of any cd player etc. Fuses were all good and no aftermarket parts. After much studying of the wiring diagrams I found that the wire from the instument cluster to the interior ligh...
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM50U8V
after again testing for power, wire continuity and shorts to ground we were confident that the pcm was the cause. replaced pcm and have driven vehicle through at least 10 complete drive cycles with no current or pending codes. thanks for everyone's input. ps w... Trouble codes: P0453 (evaporative emission malfunction).
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.8L ac control head/drl lights VIN: 1G3WS52K4X
Thanks for all help seem that voltage volt problem are common on these cars.perform voltage drop test at the ign sw and at fuse panel all were ok.then i trace back to slice under glove box and that volage was ok about 2 inchs down further is a splice that has ...
1988 Other European SILVER SPRIT 364CID Seat Belts VIN: SCAZS022B4
Thanks for the replys, unfortunatley I still need information. If anyone knows where the seat belt controller is and is willing to share this, it would be most appreciated. Thanks again, Dave
1998 Pontiac Trans Sport Montana 3.4L power sliding door VIN: 1GMDX03E5W
thanks, a few of you told me about the recall. Dealer took care of the whole thing at no charge. That was easy. I tryed to re-initialize it but that did not work.
2002 Subaru Impreza TS 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GG655X2
Thanks for all of your replies for this problem. We ended up replacing the neutral switch on the trans part #[...]. I think the problem is now repaired but the car had to be driven for a few weeks before the code would show up. So far so good. One other t... Trouble codes: P1507 (idle control system function).
1987 Toyota Corolla DLX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT2AE82E7H
This car developed a serious engine noise and was not worth fixing. It was traded in for a newer (OBD-II) car. I hope I NEVER see another feedback carburetor for the rest of my life! WHAT A PIECE OF SHIT !!! Following is a summary of the responses I got on thi...
1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L overdrive VIN: JT3HN87RXW
well this one is fixed and down the road.i got 3 repiles one was about a sec coolant senor but i never found it .one said check brake sw .which i had done ,the other was disconnect cruise control which i had also done .thankyou to all for there time and help ....
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L cooling fans VIN: 3VWRS29M91
found fuse 16 was missing from interior compartment fuse panel reverting cooling fan module back to fail safe mode and makeing fans run all the time thanks to all that replied
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L airbag VIN: 3VWCT21C41
Turns out we were misled by a box on both control modules labled index with a two diged number inside. Obie from Oregon knew there was a problem. He said the the index & the coding didn't match. He was correct! The index (color code) is the last 2 digets of th...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWSP61J33
We replaced the glow plug harness and the glow plugs and the problem is fixed. Thanks to all who replied. Trouble codes: P0673 (Glow plug circuit on number 3 cyl.), P0674 (Glow plug circuit on number 4 Cyl.).
1990 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: YV1FA8952L
Many thanks to all who helped on this one I feel really bad about this one the problem was the repair information I had the distributor rotation was backwards, so cylinder 2 and 3 were backwards. we changed these and the car runs like a dream.
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SZ58D11
Hey Gang, We did not in fact repair the vehicle, but did find the problem with the cat thanx to a novel (to me) new way to test a cat submitted by Randall of Mass...drill a hole in frt and then behind the cat and gas annalize both positions. The cat is covered... Trouble codes: P0422 (TWC Threshold exceeded).
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