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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: WBAGH83461
cust complains that engine failsafe display comes on and engine surges violently.this has been happening for a couple of months now,but may only do this once or twice a week. every time he comes in the same codes are there.i have only seen the problem once,see... Trouble codes: 117 (throttle potentiometer signal), 119 (throttle potentiometer signal 2), 115 (maf signal), 133 (spring checkthrottle actuator)
2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Suspension VIN: WBAFB3200L
HI guys this one has got me by the ears.This BMW came in with the display indicating that the self levelling suspension inop. I remembered that BMW had a bulliten gor this ,and it said to replaced the suspension module, so which I did recode it, car left and r...
1987 Buick Regal GNX 3.8L No Start, ADVANCED TIMING VIN: 1G4GJ1176H
This car came in for a no start/ cranks hard. I am able to make it run by switching the plug wires on the coil towers two possitions to the right. The engine will run at 8 degrees btdc. I removed the harmonic balancer and inspected the interrupter ring for sli...
1996 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Misfire VIN: 1G4AG55M1T
Intermittent misfire. This vehicle originally had a no-start condition. We repaired that by replacing the TPS. Now the vehicle misses intermittently, more when one turns left from a start. We replaced the coil pack and module, MAF sensor, MAP sensor with known... Trouble codes: 1374 (7X pulse does not match 24X)
1999 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Seat Vertical Adjustment VIN: 1G4CW52K3X
Okay this is a great one, I have this 99 Park Ave, the seats will not adust vertical. Everything else works, I found the PLASTIC Worm Gear with stripped teeth inside the housings. Buick cannot order just the motor or gear,. It only comes as a Seat Track Assemb...
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Compressor Cycling VIN: 1G6KD54Y3W
Fellow Techs, This vehicle came in with insufficient cooling. We found pressures a little low and recovered the refridgerant to find it was .5 lbs low. Upon recharging the system the compressor cycles off before the system is cold enough. The temp out of the d...
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC1245X
customer booked car in for intermittant no start, no starter. when she dropped off the vehicle she also added that for the last two years she has always had a hard time starting her vehicle after refueling. i load tested her battery to find ok, but while doing...
2001 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L plenum drain VIN: 1GCDT13W11
This is my wife's truck, I need to get this figured out. In the summer when operating the air conditioning we start to get a musty smell inside the cab. If it has been real hot & humid you can hear water sloshing inside the plenum. The plenum seems to drain so...
2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCCT19W31
no start problem...symptoms indicated fuel problem.. fuel module replaced...ran scanner with po 452 code no other codes shown...checked with network on possible fixes with ignition switch problem indicated on a number of fixes. ignition switch replaced...still... Trouble codes: P0452
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L enginbe turns over no spark VIN: 1G1JS12412
car towed in no start turns over ok fuel system ok checked ignition system no spark checked with scanner has rpm when cranking crank and cam sensors ok was to the point of checking wiring harness in engine compartment and discovered that with key in on positio...
2004 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.5L steering gear VIN: 1G1ZS54884
i have this 04 malibu with a clunk noise when turning . this vehicle does have Electronic Power Steering. on the hoist, turning back and forth, i can hear the clunking noise. with a stethoscope, can hear rack internally clunking. i did check ball joints, tie r...
2005 Chevrolet Classic 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ND52F25
This vehicle runs ok most of the time with no problems. The all of a sudden will begin to run lean and sputter Found A TSB on a faulty fuel pump strainer but fuel pressure is within specifications. No vac leaks found. STFT number range from +20% to +49.2% LTFT... Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean bank 1)
1984 Chrysler LeBaron 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1C3BC55E7E
It has been a long time since I have seen one of these in my shop. This car falls on its face when you try a hard accelleration and will buck and backfire. We have spent alot of time on this one. There were several vac leaks repaired, we have checked the archi...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L blend door VIN: 1B7HC16Y1X
We replaced the evaporator in this vehicle and when it was restarted, the temp door moved to full heat and would not go back to cold. We had good cold air when we tested system initially and temp door would move properly. Everything is plugged in and all fuses...
2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46RX2
This vehicle came to us a couple of weeks ago for a check engine light. All we had time for was to scan it, at which time we found the p0132 1/1 o2 sensor voltage high. Cleared code and sent her on her way. The customer tells us the light was back on within a ... Trouble codes: P0340 (cmp sensor ckt), P0152 (2/1 o2 sensor voltage high), P0132 (1/1 o2 sensor voltage high), P0300 (multiple cylinder misfire)
1969 Ford MACH 1 428CID Charging VIN: 9F02R10634
we are attempting to put and old mach 1 back together for a customer.car has been apart for years and wiring for alternator is butchered.wondering if anyone has a wiring diagram for this old beast.[...]. thank you in a...
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP62W9R
This vehicle misses all the time at idle on cylinder 5. The car drives fine at any speed or load. It only misses at idle. Car had 2 misses before, 5 and 6. Cyl. 6 was caused by bad ecm holding injector open. The new ecm had no idle control. The 2nd new ecm wor... Trouble codes: P0305
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Blend Door VIN: 1FTCR10A9V
I have a 1997 ford ranger with a broken blend door. Dealer says to replace whole case assy. After reading other fixes, is there a after market part for this and can I repair this through the outside evap case? Thank you in advance! Todd
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L #29Fuse VIN: 1FTDF1767V
Blows #29 Fuse.Fuse feeds Autolamps module. Instument cluster guages,speedo,tach. Also feeds overdrive onoff & brake warning resistor. Sometimes blows quick,sometimes takes over 1 hour.Have unplugged autolamp module & overdrive switch butstill blew fuse. Can f...
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L Cranks-No Start VIN: 1FAFP4041Y
Car towed in,Cranks-No start.Coolant fan runs any time the key is on-A/C is off.Theft light flashing.No communication with the PCM.Odometer reads nothing.GEM has history code B1318-low battery voltage at module.Airbag has history code B1869-Airbag warning ind ...
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5345Y
HELP!!! I have this Windstar thats driving me crazy.I performed the Ford tsb for the upper intake manifold and gaskets, new l.h. valve cover, changed engine oil and filter, replaced both front o2 sensors. The s.t. and l.t. fuel trims are at minus 20 and both f... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 3FAFP31391
Vehicle originally came in for hesitation and surging. Thefuel pressure readings were erratic. Consulted with the local ford dealer and was told that they fix it by replacing fuel module with updated model. We replaced the fuel module and everything was fine. ...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTZX17211
After repaires to Maf, Now vehicle will not run the I/M monitors Customer drove vehicle aprox 500 miles after repairs and then went to emissions and failed due to Readiness monitors not running Tested the KAP to PCM, Run performance test on all o2 sensors and ...
1997 Geo Tracker 1.6L No Start VIN: 2CNBE186XV
no codes. no fire. has inj. pulse and getting gas. tried diff. distributor. both dis. have the same readings; ignition voltage from main relay, 5 volt square wave from cmp to pcm, good grds., ignition coil control trigger. the last 2 items i question: ignition...
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.3L pinion VIN: 1GTEC14W52
this truck came in with a complant of a winning niose while driving, and a jerking @ 70 mph. I test drove to verfy complaint. Noise grows in intesity up to 70 mph, at whicth time I could not hear it. Never did get it to jerk. Upon disassemly of diff. found wea...
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 .
2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES155Z2
Thanks for reading my post. This civic will set code p1519 seem only to set when cold when fault occurs the idle stays up at 1500 and if you do a restart idle seems normal... tested iac and wiggle tested the loom and ecm connectors and can't find any fault? An... Trouble codes: P1519
1999 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L Hesitation VIN: KMHWF25V6X
there is a hasitation on acceleration, kind like the one you get wen e.g.r opens to soon, and as soon as the r.p.m builds up car runs great, but sometimes anything below 3000 r.p.m's i will get that no power,cat plug,lean mixture tipe of hesitation, but i've l...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Climat Control VIN: SAJAC02E81
Vehicle climate control has no heat, cooling side works perfectly but when climate control is pushed up to gain heat only ambient temp air is blown, or sometimes even still a/c cooled air. Unable to find any test data and no codes available. Vehicle has electr...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GZ58S5V
from dead cold as the trans shifts in to 4 gear if gas pedal is released trans will downshift to third gear then mil goes on sets only trans code p0753 3-4 solenoid, reapply gas and car lugs then reshifts to 4 gear, mil stays on, Trouble codes: P0753 (trans 3-4 solenoid), P0463 (fuel sender volts high)
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L crankshaft thrust bearing VIN: 1J4GX48S01
This vehicle came in with a noise when running. We found the flywheel rubbing the back of the engine. Pulled engine down, found thrust main bearing and rear crankshaft thrust surface worn completely out. (1/4") travel. All flat bearing surfaces were fine, as s...
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNFM91V2W
Hello, Need the Ford Gods. Car came in crank, no start. Fuel pump runs on key on. I have no spark and no injection. I have power to both. No ground commands comeing from pcm. This vehicle is equipped with pats. I have no PO1260 in pcm indicating a pats problem...
1990 Mazda Miata 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: JM1NA351XL
This car was just brought in today from a Test Only Center where it failed the smog test for high NOX emissions. I have tested the O2 and found it to be OK, it actually has a perfect waveform. This Miata does not have an EGR system. I drilled a hole in the exh...
1993 Mazda 929 3.0L Front brake calipers VIN: JM1HD4617P
Hi everyone! have a tough one. Owner brought in car complaining of steering wheel vibration starting at 30mph, only at certain times. Took car on road myself found no vibrations for first 3 miles. After obtaining operating temperature and some good heat from t...
2001 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22281
Light has been comming on and going off intermently. O2 sensor cycles good at idle. When at cruise fully warmed up o2 sensor goes full rich at the same time the long term goes to 25% positive and short term goes to -25%... any ideas??? Trouble codes: P1170
1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L hard hot restart VIN: WDBCA37AXE
Hi Mercedes gurus this one is driving me crazy. On a hot restart it loads up and you have to press the acclerator to clean it out. The idle motor does work but it seems to be getting fuel from somewhere when hot. It runs great once started and no problems when...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Hesitation VIN: WDBGA3E1RA
This is a strange problem, maybe a Mercedes tech has seen this one. Vehicle runs normally in park, engine revs smoothly, when try to accelerate from a dead stop it is almost good at a very light throttle, normal throttle it goes to about 1500-1800RPM and bogs ...
1993 Nissan NX XE 2.0L ac system VIN: JN1GB36C7P
replaced almost every part of the ac sys and flushed several times and found no blockage...sys has been converted to 134 and is not over charged...the high side pressure reads high the fans are running and pressue dosent change have put 3 compressors on with n...
1996 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR05Y4T
vehicle ran never quit or stalled prior to installation of knock sensor. after replacement of knock sensor the vehicle will run fine at speeds but when returning to idle it just quits as if the ignition was turned off. the vehicle will restart with no hesitati... Trouble codes: P0161 (left rear o sensor heater)
2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6ED27YKY
Vehicle Came in with P0325 and P0302 Replaced knock sensor and injector #2 , Also replaced Spark plugs for maint. Ran good . Next day had miss , Checked all injector plugs , replaced cap and rotor and wires. Ran Good for 2 weeks , Customer returned , replaced ... Trouble codes: P0300
1985 Other European MONDIAL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, EXHAUST OVERHEAT VIN: ZFFUC15A1F
This Mondial presented with driver coimplaint of no power & "SLOW DOWN" light coming on. Driver has history of very limited driving in this vehicle, usually 1 road trip of a hundred miles per year. Driver regularly starts and idles vehicle for 20 minutes weekl...
2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.0L limp mode VIN: 2P4GP2434Y
this one is my personal van (my wifes van). the problem is that after about 20 miles on the high way the service engine light comes on and the trany goes into limp mode. when i check the codes they are different it has set a p1784 i cleared codes.the next time...
1991 Pontiac Firebird 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy
car came in with rough idle complaint all the time ,cap was lead tracking and cracked, 2 plug wires shorting to grd, 5 of 8 injs very low resistance or shorted, fuel psi 41 idling with fuel reg connected, after all these repairs car still has a lean misfire , ...
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G2NE52T8X
When cold, within 2 minutes of starting vehicle, it will just die. It initially starts fine, you put it in gear, take off, and then let off the throttle it will die. When you try to restart it, it sounds like it has no compression. If you hold the gas to the f... Trouble codes: P0705 (Trans Range Sensor Ckt)
1990 Subaru Liberty 2.2L cooling system VIN: JF2BC7BROE
Hi I have this Subaru liberty came in with overheating problem, RACV breakdown service told him the therostat is the problem I have replace the thermostat water pump and flushed the radiator,sitting idling there is no problem vehicle reaches temprature and the...
2000 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Misfire VIN: 4S3BH6355Y
Car came in with a P0303. It was missing when first started badly. The coil checked out bad and was replaced as well as a tune up being done. This car still misfires after sitting. It seems worse after a hot soak. The fuel pressure does not drop. so I think th...
1996 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT3HJ85J5T
Vehicle came in because it stalled. Towed in and we tested and found no fuel pressure. The 15 amp fuse was blown. Replaced and after a test drives it blows again when it is idling and you shift gears. Replaced the fuel pump becuase all wires, ballast resistors...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L ign.switch VIN: 4T1BG22K6X
ever sense i put a new ign. cyl. in this car the steering wheel lock wont work unless i turn the steering wheel upside down. the lock cyl. has a long rod on it, im not sure if that rod has to be a certain way, thanks
2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L compressor VIN: 4T3ZF13C41
Good morning group, I have an 01 Toyota Sienna van that came in for no a/c at idle. What i have determined is that the compressor shuts off at idle (750 rpm) and will not engage until you raise the idle speed to about 1100 rpm. After you let the idle fall back...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L headlight VIN: 3VWCS21C51
We broke off the headlight release hook when trying to rotate it to remove the headlight. Has anyone found a way to release this once the finger hook is broken? The ring is concealed behind the housing and we haven't been able to get at the ring to rotate it. ...
1991 Volvo 240 2.3L Alternator and or circuit VIN: YV1AX885XM
Car was towed to shop - complaint; Died while driving, started acting funny - hesitating & would not exceed 50 km/h. Lights would pulse in interior just before car started acting up. Replaced alternator, has been bench tested as o.k. but the source is question...
1994 Volvo 960 2.9L ac comp. VIN: YV1KS9513R

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2002 Audi A4 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT68E62
Thanks for the inputs guys, Turned out to be a scanner issue. I was using a generic obII scanner. A uppdated scanner with a audi adapter was able to pull codes. I thought all OBDII was the same? Thanks for your thoughts and ideas.
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6332X
It was cat protection shutting down the cylinder. Still not certain why both the Snap On scanner as well as my World Wide smog machine would not show codes under generic mode. I was able to go under global to codes last drive cycle to find what code it was. co...
2000 Buick Regal LS 3.8L evrything in the dash turn signals shift releaseha VIN: 2G4WB55K6Y
thanks for all the replys . we had a voltage drop out of ign sw. replaced ign sw pt# d1491d.most replys were for ign sw.
2000 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L Compressor Clutch VIN: 1G6KF5792Y
Turns out that even the ttech2 cannot communicate with this car because of the 'non factory' radio and the remote start. Client is haveing the original radio installed and removing the remote start and then he will have it checked with the tech 2 and go from t...
1996 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GNEK18R9T
Tech's sorry took so long to tell you what the problem was, had sikness in family then went on vacation. We did redo the dist. , reajusted valves, checked compression. found out their is a updated fuel injection spider assembly installed vech runs good now. ... Trouble codes: P0300 (ramdom missfire), P1345 (crank/cam correlationproblem), P0135 (02 heater ckt bank 1 sensor 1).
1996 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: IGCCS14X5T
Thanks for all the great replies!This was a tough one to diagnose because when problem occured I had very little time to check any thing.All of the replies were good things to check and I checked them all.I had read a fix in the fix database about a TSB and a ...
1996 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 7.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBKC34JXT
Shoot, well I gave the truck back to the customer. I tried a coil and module as suggested. I checked for a voltage loss at the ignition switch and PCM during cranking. I checked for fuel pressure and volume during cranking and for loss of voltage at the fuel p... Trouble codes: 1351 (System voltage low Timing circut).
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L excesive cank VIN: 1GNEK13T11
gent, Thanks for all the replies. Lot of gm guys So rended up replacing the fuel pump due to the pressure droping so qick, new delco pump had some harness modification. We checked fuel pressure regulator, wasnt leaking, but replaced it anyway. Car starts right...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK29U71
found excessive carbon build up on valves and inside intake . at high rpm the carbon on top of valve would hang valve open just enough to cause engine misfire. we tried to use carbon vac machine a few times to try and clean some of it out without pulling intak... Trouble codes: P0300 (engine misfire).
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L interior lights(dome) VIN: 1GCHK23182
Thanks to all tha treplied with good ideas. Just a little more info. for you before the fix... The trailer wiring is the factory set up and all was good. We had the relay, for the running board light removed from the circuit and taht did not help. Mike from N....
1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L transmission control module VIN: 1B3HD46T0S
Hi Thanks to Terry, Brad, Chris, Kevin, Thomas and Steve. Most people leaned twords speed sensor faults since that is the most common problem with these. My problem however was the tccm going bad and no matter how long it was unhooked it would't work again but...
1998 Dodge Caravan 3.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1C4GP54LXW
Well this one is finally out the door.Many thanks to Mark,Charles,Duane,Savoeun,and William for taking the time to reply.Ultimately this one turned out to be a cracked flywheel.I have run into this before but not with these exact symptoms.I even spoke with the...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Surge VIN: 1G7KF2368X
I replaced the tcc solenoid and that fixed the problem of this truck surging at 40 mph .
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1B4GP44R7Y
Checking the sender volts with a scan tool while driving, I sent the van to the local dealer for a BCM reflash.I was told that there were no updates, so I replaced the Module and after a week of use the gauge is reading correct.
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L cruse control VIN: 1B8GP24371
Special thanks to Alfred, Thomas, Mark, Cam, Tim and all the rest of you guys. Several of you hit it right on the nose. I believe that it was Alfred that said that it was a piece of cake and he was right. I swaped out the column because mine diden't have cruis...
1999 Ford F-150 5.4L Cuts out VIN: 1FAB1453KX
I have decided that the cattle prod has been working well enough that the added bulk of what it would require to fire a coil isnt worth it. I have been experimenting with the gas mixtures and time and so far have decided that 6psi propane, 20psi oxygen and abo...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L batery indecator VIN: 2FAHP72W73
i would thank every guy reply to me spicial Rolf from north Carolina, the broblem was alternator when loud at idle ( A/C max and blwer fuul speed , head lights on the voltge 12 v mean same batery volt if increased RPM or no loud will give 14 so i replaced alte...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14554
Thanks for the replies.Of the 4 I received -grounds all present and accounted for.Mass Air Flow sensor-we cleaned it(it was spotless but we did it anyways)-Fuel pump-we did replace this unit-we found a slight glitch in the waveform pattern on the pump so we re... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0191, P0303, P0731.
2004 Ford Focus LX 2.3L engine oil VIN: 1FAFP34244
thx for the replys,i liked dans idea and tried it,however pressure held all night and no coolant came out,i refilled with oil and have since driven 60 miles and the oil is clean and clear as new.This car was sent to me from our local honda dealer.the detail lo...
1998 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Cooling system VIN: JHLRD1745W
Replaced rad and it circulates good... thank you for the replys..
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Unknown VIN: KMHDN45D91
I replaced the input speed sensor and that fixed the no shift into overdrive problem thanks everyone for your help .
1998 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Hesitation, BACKFIRE WHEN COLD VIN: 1J4FY19S0W
thanks to tom the chrysler tech. you nailed it. the o2 sensor was the culprit. thanks for all the help guys.
1998 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FY29P5W
This sounds strange but it was a wiring and terminal problem. All the wires ohm tested fine from the IAC to PCM. Ended up replacing the wire and terminal that ohm tested fine and had 12 volts from the PCM to the IAC but wasn't switching on/off. Edward from Ari... Trouble codes: P0505 (iac).
1990 Mazda RX-7 GTU 1.3L No start VIN: JM1FC3314L
Thanks to everyone that replied to my request. Here is a brief run down of what was suggested. 1. Check idle control vavle for carbon buildup. 2. Check compression which requires a digital tester. 3. Could have a possible bad apex seal. 4. This is from Eddie...
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 2.8L sunroof VIN: 108.18-12-
Sunroof now works like a charm. all replies were insightful and had the right type of technical info that made tackling the repair fun and satisfying. Removing the fabric panel is very easy, just pull down the front edge and then carefully slide it out of the ...
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L High Idle VIN: WDBBA45A9B
Well this one is some what fix. I could not figure out where the wire to pin#2 of the idle control module came from. I tried chasing the wire down but it got lost in the main body harness and i didnt want to cut it open. This is what fix it, I installed a gene...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L 0.5 mm blu/blk single pin female bullet connector VIN: WDBGA63E2S
Thanks for all your replies. Some of you were correct about it having something to do with an unincluded option like the telephone or the antenna. I never found the exact location I pulled the connector from, but it was likely a dummy hole to keep it out of th...
2001 Mercury Cougar 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1ZWFT61L71
thanks . i tap tested the crank sensor and engin stalls repl crank sensor running ok thanks mike
2001 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Unknown VIN: 1ZWFT61L41
The customer needed the vehicle. They took it and they haven't contacted us anymore about it. I guess where it wasn't as bad they couldn't hear it.
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR05Y1V
Sorry for the wait I had to special order the boost sensor. I pulled the sensor down and tested it, I had 5 volt ref. a ground and the signal was 5 volts . I applied vacuum with my mouth no change on signal wire. Same test on new sensor signal drops to zero. A... Trouble codes: P1447.
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Stall VIN: JN1CA31D2Y
roy from oregon was right on the maf fixed it thanks chuck
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G2NE52T4T
Thanks for all of your help with this. I got another Grand Am in the shop for other repairs. So I swapped the coil tower from the running vehicle to the nonrunning car and the car ran great. So I replaced the whole coil tower and spark plug boots. Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire), 301 (random misfire cyl 1), 302 (random misfire cyl 2).
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G2WJ52J6Y
finally got car on lift, saw that crank sensor in side of block was damaged. pulled drain plug and watched the coolant drain then some oil mixed with many small metal pieces. used engine and all is well. thanks for the help. I learned something on this one. ...
1993 Saab 900 S 2.1L running lights VIN: YS3AK75E1P
Thank's for the help. I pulled all fueses and relays lights stays on. Shoted light to ground to see where it was shorted to power, all lights went off and stayed off. Car as ben gone for many weeks.
1993 Saab 9000 CDE Turbo 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, TCS LAMP ON VIN: YS3CL48M3P
1st let me say this car was and is a mess. Customer indicated it all started when he executed a panic stop and activated the ABS - I don't see how that could have caused all the problems it had. System uses the ABS module as the Traction control unit as well, ...
1996 Saturn SL1 1.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZH5281T
2001 Saturn L200 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JU52F21
Sorry for the length but I learned a lot. The problem was jumped timing chain. The tensioner was sticking at times when first started and allowed the chain to jump. If you have a customer with one of these engines and have the chance to listen to it start pay ... Trouble codes: P0300.
2003 Saturn Vue 3.0L door locks VIN: 5GZCZ63BX3
Thank you to those that replied. I started working on the door locks because of the customers main complaint. I ignored the codes. Alldata program had very little information on door locks. Thanks to Tom from Alberta on his reply. He gave me a diagnostics char...
2001 Subaru Impreza RS 2.5L cooling system VIN: JF1GG68532
All 20 replies agree that the head gaskets are most likely the problem. Customer has decided not to repair at this time. He's thinking about replacing with a new motor. Thanks for all the help.
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCP21C71
We verified voltage to the fuel cut off solenoid and even applied voltage to be sure that it was open. I didn't mention the timing belt because that seemed to me an obvious test that any professional should have checked already. We also verified that the engin... Trouble codes: 01268 (p1562 fuel quantity adjuster upper limit value).
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