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1991 Acura Integra RS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DA9346M
I will get a CEL every once in a while and it always comes up as code 43. I will reset the ecu and will drive for an average of 5 days, and the CEL will come back on with a code 43. There are not any codes other than that. I have cleaned the injectors and fuel... Trouble codes: 43 (Fuel system output)
1990 BMW 525i 2.5L no spark VIN: WBAHC1305L
I am wondering if the oil level sensor will cause a no spark. I could not find the 3 wire plug. Does anyone know if the plug comes from the injection harness, engine harness, or the body harness. Thanks
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L sunroof VIN: WBAGJ8322W
If any bmw techs can help me that would be great. I put a customer supplied sunroof motor in, that another shop diagnosed. The part seems to be correct as it is the same as the one that came out of the car. The problem is the new motor will only run in reverse...
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L Electronic VIN: WBABM3349Y
Customer states AC cools intermittently. In shop ac cools consistently but doesn't get cold enough. no AC codes ambient temp reads -40 sometimes & 32 sometimes(I believe when compressor kicks in). I checked under left front of car for sensor, only found partia...
1988 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Surge, Stall VIN: 1GBDM15Z3J
I have this headache here. At idle when its put into gear it has a severe surge. I've check about everything there is to check. Whats happening that I can see is the dist. ref. signal and the signal coming from the ecm back to the dist. are both going away, at...
1990 Chevrolet R1500 Suburban Silverado 5.7L fuel guage VIN: 1GNER16K2L
Hello thanks for helping me in advance.This vehicle had a working fuel guage was near empty and customer filled it up only went to 1/2 way on guage. when i disconnect the connector at the sender with the key on the guage goes to past full whith the connector d...
1992 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall
Have this 92 4.3L Chevy S-10 Blazer and I'm on my third reman ECM. Truck is a 1992 and it has the 2 TBI injectors on top of the manifold. It came in about 5 months ago with the RIGHT side fuel injector not working. Replaced the ECM and it ran for 5 months. It ...
1993 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNCT18W6P
this is misfiring on cyl. 1,3,5. when it was dropped off it was running very rough, black soot out the tailpipe. we took the pleunm off to check if regulator was leaking and it was so we replaced the cpi unit thinking that was the main problem but it just didn...
1995 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L intake valve VIN: 1GNEL19WXS
I have a 1995 Chev. Astro AWD 4.3L. We installed 2 refurbished/rebuilt heads and new gaskets, came back 2500 miles later with a burnt intake valve cylinder 5. We dont see any other problems with block or intake. The machine shop we got the heads from just said...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W7V
Hello all, My personal car. Had a no start out of the blue one morning(was running fine). I primed it and it ran for a minute & died. Cranked it a little longer than normal and it fired and ran fine then I shut it down. Left it for the day and came home & trie...
1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1FP22G2W
Okay, this one should be an easy one, but I just dont see it. Car comes in with a SES light and a hesitation complaint, easy right? Well anyway, when the car is cold it is the worst, but it always has a problem. And that is when you give it any amount of throt... Trouble codes: P0131 (O2 1-1 circuit low voltage), P0137 (O2 2-1 circuit low voltage), P0151 (O2 1-2 circuit low voltage), P0157 (O2 2-2 circuit low voltage), P0404 (Egr performance pintle was stuck so a new one was installed)
1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Subframe VIN: 1GNDX03E6X
Hi all. Replaced R/F hub/bearing assy. to cure obvious bearing noise. Customer returned two days latr complaining of a clunking noise in front. He says no noise before. Noise is loud and is heard only when driving and shifting vehicle weight from one side to t...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L wiper arms VIN: 1GNDT13S12
Greetings, GM techs! Have an odd one here- this TrailBlazer has the Rainsense wiper system on front and all works normally EXCEPT the wipers jerk excessively on the downstroke on delay only. It is not just a stick- slip situation- They actually are stopping fo...
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L lack of power VIN: 1GNES16S13
hi, the problem i am having is lack of power. when sitting at idle in park and accelerate the engine will not rev over 2000 rpm's. i pulled the converter assembley off to check for restriction, but looked fine, and also started engine with exhaust disconnected...
1997 Chrysler LHS 3.5L l/r shift sol VIN: 2C3H056F6V
this one is tough. (for me anyway) as you can see all of the parts with the exception of the case have been replaced. when driving this car after it has reached operating temperature. all of the systems controls recheck and the vehicle goes into limp mode wit...
2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L Water pump/timing cover VIN: 2C8GP64L43
I replaced the engine in this and the machine shop did not send back the plug for the back of the timing cover where the water pump mounts. The picture in Alldata is a little unclear, and neither the Dodge or Chrysler dealer has been able to help me find the p...
1997 Dodge Caravan LE 3.3L gauges VIN: 1P4GP44RXV
got this van that when start up no lights on dash come on and when you drive for a second the chimes start ringing. cant communicate with ecm or body control module. i can hit the top of dash sometimes and the dash lights up and chimes stop. have heard about b...
1999 Dodge Dakota 5.2L Cuts out
Hello every one. I have no VIN on this truck as the truck will not be in untill the morning. I will update the VIN at that time. Customer came in with this truck that has a hesitation. Long story short of course he has had $1000.00 work alredy done(some wher...
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L oil pressure VIN: 1B4H528N8Y
vehicle came in on the hook. customer complaint was, while driving,check gauges light came on. vehicle ran for awhile then cut off. no crank condiditon, vehicle started up right away in the bay. kept vehicle for about a week, test drove vehicle and so on and f...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L master cyl/booster VIN: 3B7HC13Y91
This truck came in for a tune up and upon inspection found master cylinder bone dry. Just enough fluid sitting in the bores to have a little bit of a pedal. Pulled all wheels for inspection and found no leaks. Check the proportioning valve and RWAL valve, no l...
2002 Dodge Intrepid R/T 3.5L low flow? VIN: 2B3HD56G92
vehicle appears to have a low flow problem, customer replaced t-stat 2 times, when car was brought to shop verified engine temp w/dvom temp probe near CTS & scanner(snap on solus) scan data, within 5deg.F, radiator cooling fans (2) working properly low on @ 21...
2003 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L Ignition Off Draw VIN: 1D4GP25B83
Please read repair history carefully... Removing Fuse 24 in underhood PDC (IPM) reduces IOD to .020 amps. This feeds the cluster for the purpose of enabling the hazard flasher system and is so marked. The flasher is part of the cluster. Unplugging the cluster...
1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L steering pump VIN: 1FMZU18L0W
had hair but now bald from pulling it all out. came in with very difficult system effort. we do not have a pump pressure tester but were able to determine that we had no pressure by loosening the pressure supply line. we recommended the steering pump. while re...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L dome lights VIN: 1FMEU17L9W
dome lights stay on, help please... dome lights go off when disconnecting battery saver relay. using scanner, door switches and hatch show to be closed. replaced gem module, same problem. also, cannot find the dome light switch that my mitchell system says is ...
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1FDRE1429X
This van was brought in for a rough running condition and hesitation on acccelleration. A test drive confirmed complaint. We replaced the spark plugs with Autolite double platinum and the secondary wire set and fuel filter were relpaced. Fuel pressure is in sp...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L no power VIN: 1FTPX18LXY
truck will not accell acts as if running out of fuel,cust replaced pump and filter.i scaned and found maf out of spec,unpluged maf,runs good,(slight miss)used known good maf from his brothers truck (same make/model)truck ran great,got a reman from napa,3 day...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L oil VIN: 1FMZU67E61
The following message is directly from my customer, He has only owned this for aprox. 5 months and has always had this issue and added under 10,000 miles. Short of major tear down for lifters or oil pump is there any quick remedys or TSI`s related to this. He...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L front brakes VIN: 1FTNW21F52
this truck can not get good life out of brake pads. one driver, does not drive with two feet, hauls 8k load once a week on a tandom axle trailer with elec brakes that do work. customer complained of a hard pull to the right but that went away and has yet to re...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L elec system VIN: 2FAFP74W53
we have this crown vic that came in with the check engine light on and overdrive light flashing these are the codes that come up after clearing them out on KOEO [...] fault, PO743 tcc system elec fault , P1760 pressure control sol fault ,PO750 shift sol A f...
1994 GMC C7000 Topkick C7H042 6.0L speedo VIN: 1GDJ7H1P6R
any one have any idea on how to check cluster or anyone know any specs on the wiring or have any wiring diagrams on this vehicle
1995 GMC Yukon 5.7L Stall VIN: 1GKEK18K1S
Interesting one here. The truck lacks power badly on accel until you hit about 2400 rpm and then it runs like a top. It stalls quite frequently at stoplights and under hard accel from a stop. It sputters and dies. No codes, fuel pressure is normal, and spark d...
2003 GMC Sierra 3500 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1GDJC34V23
Hi group. We are having a real difficult time to fix a code P0300.GMC 3500 truck. MISFIRE IS ONLY DURING IDLE. On scanner shows misfire on #7 and #8 cylinder. As soon as I raise the RPM TO 1300. MISFIRE DISAPPEARS and engine runs smooth. other repair shop repl... Trouble codes: P0300 (testing and results)
2002 Infiniti Q45 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKBF01A22
Hi, This infiniti keeps on setting IVT control fault. Scope check left and right cam shaft position sensor got nice square wave form . There is 12v to solenoid and the ecm sending ground pulse to activate it. Need help . THANKS Trouble codes: P1110, P1135
2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L power window VIN: JNKCV54E24
Need help on this one from any Infinity techs out there. Vehicle came from body shop, passenger door skin was replaced, no internal parts of door replaced. The power window should lower about 1/4 inch from fully closed position when door is opened and then ret...
2000 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 4S2CK58D6Y
customer said the other day the engine started to chug and the check engine light came on and the engine stalled.and it would crank over but not start for about 5 minutes.he had it towed in today.engine started right up and has be running for about 4 hours.ret... Trouble codes: P0351 (ignition coil a circut fault), P0352 (ignition coil b circut fault)
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L front end VIN: 1J4EZ58S8T
Customer complent was that the vehical pulled to the right and the steering off center.Farmed out to alignmemt shop for align.Customer back next day with problem.I road tested and it is the same.Rotated tires,front wheels rotate free,front end tight.Align shop...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Idle Quality VIN: 1J4GW58S3X
When sitting at a stop in gear with the a/c on, there is an unacceptable vibration and drone throughout the entire vehicle. In park with a/c on it's fine. In gear with a/c off it's fine. Idle rpm is within spec and the high side pressure never exceeds 200 psi....
1989 Lincoln Mark VII LSC 5.0L master cylinder
guys i hope this is not a waste of time but does anyone know where to get a master cyl. they have been discontinued by ford and the local parts guys are not any help.
2001 Mazda Protege LX 2.0L abs light and speedometer VIN: JM1B226410
need some help from the mazda tecks onthis one. what does the speedometer read from.
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L engine racing VIN: WDBFA66E0M
We ran a fuel pressure check that was OK test replaced the Overload relay, removed the fuel system and removed cleaned and reset the Throttle Position Switch still the same, removed the Idle air valve and bench tested seemed to open and close OK.I can't imagin...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L pulse module VIN: WBDHA28E5V
this car arrived at the shop with an inoperative a/c system.checked static preasure of a/c system and preasure was correct for temp conditions. attatck scan tool and found the following codes.[...] level,this code was there 2 times,b1416 coolant cir...
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Coolant Level Sensor VIN: WDBKK47F6W
This car is driving me crazy. The Coolant Level Light comes on when ever it feels like it. Very Sporadic as far as i can tell. I have replaced or checked every angle. The don't know what is left. I used the X431 to tell the ac controller that the fan was "not ...
2000 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L battery VIN: 4N2XN11T6Y
Vehicle battery will intermittently go dead overnight. Had it parked at shop several days with no problem, drove it home and battery was dead next morning. Battery is recent, recharges and tests new, charging system OK and less than 10 ma current draw when sys...
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1DA31D82
Hey guys, hope you can help me with this one. I have codes p0011 and p0021 for intake valve timing control. Both cam and crank sensors have been done for the recall. I have cleared codes and let customer drive vehicle for one week and they have set a pending c... Trouble codes: P0011 (intake valve timing control performance bank 1), P0021 (intake valve timing control performance bank 2)
1995 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G3HN52K7S
Hi again guys. We have here a 95 Olds 88 that came in for a 3.8L engine swap. After installing a 3.8L from a 98 monte carlo, the engine now has an annoying vibration. The supplier swears the engine ran perfect with no hint of a vibration. No codes were found ...
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...
1998 Oldsmobile Regency 3.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GC52K6W48
Customer sayes that vehicle stalls at times. Mostly on decel, or at low speeds. I have test driven this car many times with no problems. Tested fuel pump, it has a good lab scope pattern, and 51 PSI. Scanned for codes, has three codes stored P0327, P0332, and ... Trouble codes: P0327 (Knock sensor bank 1), P0332 (Knock sensor bank 2), P0336 (Crankshaft position sensor performance)
2001 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GMDX03E01
i'm trying to diagnose my parent's montana, and i want to run something by you experts before i spend alot of their money. the problem is that the cooling fans never come on automatically or with the a/c on. i can turn them on with a scanner, which means that ...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L trac light VIN: 1G2NF52T21
This car has trac off light on and a C1275 code pcm requested ets to be disabled. I have not encountered this before and was needing some insight on where to begin on this problem the car seems to still drive ok brakes work properly and trans shifts good. Any ...
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Evaporator VIN: WPOAA2998X
Just wanted a heads up from the late model Porsche guys. I am about to undertake my first 996 Evaporator job, altho I have done many C-2s and 993's. I just wanted to know if there is anything I should watch out for, or any good shortcuts to the factory procedu...
1992 Saab 9000 CD Turbo 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3CL48M4N
I am hoping someone else has had this problem before and can offer some insight. Disconnecting the AMM allowed us to pull the car in, do some quick basics, ASSUME it needs new AMM, customer brings in used part (it is an old car after all), plug in AMM, car sta...
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED45E51
We are having with this saab problem child. Car cam in with a po300 random cylinder missfiring. Has new plugs and ignition cassete about 3 mons ago, but we did replace the cassete again from worldpac under warranty, wanted to get the cassete out of the way. Fo... Trouble codes: P0300
2000 Saturn SL1 1.9L sdm VIN: 1G8ZH5288Y
hello techs, i received this 2000 saturn sl1 from body shop and they replaced air bags and sdm(AIR BAG CONTROL UNIT). i have a tech 2 and code b1001 is not clearing.i need to program the bcm to see the sdm.i need to know if anyone has done this with the tech 2...
2002 Saturn L200 2.2L Temperature Gauge VIN: 1G8JU54F52
Temperature gauge flucuates and vibrates between 1/4 to hot all the time. Key on, engine off or engine run. Voltage drop test grounds at PCM and instrument cluster. 0.03 volts. No codes in system. Coolant sensor reads normal for PCM. Replaced wiring connector ...
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L fuel filling VIN: 4S3BK4250X
this car will not let you fill the tank spits back aways need help here guys !!!
1992 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L a/c swith VIN: 4T1SK12E4N
a/c switch light flashing
1992 Toyota Celica GTS 2.2L compressor VIN: JT2ST85N2N
this is the case of the blinking a/c button. all the archives say it is the rpm sensor in the compressor. i just want to double check before throwing parts at it. when the system is turned on low the a/c button will start to flash fairly quickly usually in the...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L p/w, p/l , speedometer, reverse lights VIN: 4T1BG22KOV
This vehicle is a medical courier with 227,000 miles. The problem is that it blows the gauges fuse intermitantly. It has never done it in the shop or in our presence. I put an amp probe on the circuit and drove it, wiggled all the door harnesses, open and shut...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRB81HXW
This car has been at another repair shop for over a month. I don't do much work on import cars but I was asked to see if I could take a look at this car. Hooked up scanner and retreived 2 codes P0411 and P0322. When trying to start I noticed a delay in starter... Trouble codes: P0411 (Incorrect secondary air flow), P0322 (No engine speed signal)
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L power door locks VIN: WVWAD63B1X
The left rear door lock on this passat intermitantly wont lock. Everytime i go to test for fault lock will not act up. I was wondering if anyone knows if their is a common failure on the door module(window motor) or the lock/latch assembly. Any info would help...

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2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L clutch VIN: WBABM3346Y
Gentleman, Thanks to all who replied. After clutch was inspected repairs turned out to be pretty straight forward other than making sure once pressure plate was bolted down not to remove again. Used LUK disc alingment tool, work great, only hitch was flywheel ...
1989 Buick Electra Park Avenue 3.8L Accessories VIN: 1G4CW54C3K
First of all thanks again to all who responded.Received many useful suggestions!I should have stated in my posting that I did change the battery etc.I also was puzzled by a mere 35 MA killing the battery,especially in such a short time.Mike [...] and Ben Si...
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L No Start VIN: 1G6KD52Y2T
thanks to all that sent help. now what fix the car i relearnd the password for theft system by turn key on do not crank for 10min.turn off wait 5sec. do this 3 times. after third time car started.hope this will help any one else.
1992 Chevrolet Blazer Cheyenne 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GNEK18KXN
well the modula in the reman dist i got was bad . so i replaced it with ac delco and its done and delivered !!! thanks every one for your help , keep up the good work !!
1996 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC19MXT
Short answer; The EGR valve was installed backwards during the intake manifold reseal. I have never seen an EGR where the pintle is on the intake side before, but some GM engineer came up with the idea that you could use intake vacuum and exhaust backpressure ... Trouble codes: P1406.
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19R4W
I fixed this by closely following the distributor installation procedure in alldata. I had never encountered this before and didn't realize you had to have the dist within 2 degrees according to the scan tool. Thanks for the help
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC12F93
This car starts and runs now. The wires at the crank sensor were spliced together incorrectly. On my update I misstated the years of the cars. The car actually is 2002, the engine 2003. (they told me right and I knew it right, but wrote it wrong) Sorry for the...
1997 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 3C3EL55HXV
Thank you to all who responded to my help request. All but one of the replies suggested to suspect the anti-theft system. The other suggestion was to consider a distributor problem. The Vehicle Theft Security System (VTSS) was the cause of the problem. The pro... Trouble codes: P0462 (Fuel Sender voltage low).
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L mil lamp on VIN: 1B4HS28N7Y
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7KC2365Y
thanks for the advice i used the oil pressure switch standard (blue streak) part # PS160 rated 3-5 psi. i used and ac retrofit fitting cooling depot part number [...] one side is 1/4 the other side i drilled it to 1/8 pipe thread. i installed it at the pump... Trouble codes: P1693 (no description).
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 2B3HD46R51
Valve timing was off as many members suggested. After the timing was adjusted the vehicle runs very well.
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L No Start, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FDKF38F2V
First of all thank you all. That was a great idea on the EOT resistor for the power balance. The misfire kept changing but still a good idea. Turns out it was the Injector O-rings. We had replaced the glow plugs and relay about a month ago. And they were worki...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FMRU1667Y
Thanks to all who replied about this ford, although there was a lot of good info, nothing got me any closer to repair. we suspect some internal catastophic failure, but are unable to confirm until the warranty company gives us permission to continue or replace...
2002 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMZA52442
sorry for delay . i replaced the pump and sending unit and have had no furtyer problems. thanks to every one who replied.
1999 GMC C6500 7.4L hard start VIN: 1GDJ7H1D7X
Sorry for the delay the truck just came back in. I rechecked fuel pressure and it was 60 I was working on a few different problem vehicles that day and wrote down the wrong readings on this vehicle. I found two problems 1st the vacum line to the fuel pressure ...
1994 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Lack of power VIN: 2HGEJ1226R
I did check converter and it was ok..I did find out what was causing the stiff gas pedal...The kick down cable going to trans would get hard to move when the car was running and especially in gear.I have found that the trans has an internal hydralic leak and p...
1991 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FJT69L1
thanks to all tech i replaced o2 disconnected battery for half hr reseted a light again took care the problem.
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48S33
after an iact motor and crank sensor , we did find a loose battery ground cable and we have been ok since then and hope its a fix, this was an expensive fix [hopefully ] as we paid the 143.00 tow and 3 hot lines for help ect Trouble codes: P0505.
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L MIL Lamp on, VIN: WDBGA32E85
Did find that wiring loom was bad. Replaced electric throttle actuator and all is well. Thanks for all the input. Had seen bad wiring looms on other earlier models but never on a 'S' class. Trouble codes: 14 (no can communication with isceaisccontrolunit).
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Right front window VIN: WDBJH65F2W
Received six replies and most all recommended checking the other door modules for interference in the can-bus. Most recommended disconnecting one module at a time and see how it reacts. Evidently it is common for the rear door modules to get water in them. Car...
1996 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L alternator VIN: 1MELM653XT
i do not have any info to add because problem has not been fixed. i appericate your help, but it did not help.
1997 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Stall VIN: 1MELM53S7V
I performed the throttle body & plate cleaning, and computer clearing as suggested by most of the replies with positive results so far. I would not have suspected that to cause the intermittant stall condition that I had. Thanks to all who reponded or thought ...
1995 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.0L cruise control VIN: JA3AP57J5S
Thank you for the replies. Unfortunately this customer has not yet returned. Most of the replies indicated that the problem was most likely a result of the general driveability of the engine, and not a cruise control issue at all. Possible vacuum leak or lazy ...
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L No Start VIN: JAC3R46V4N
I did pull head again, turned upside down and filled combustion chamber with fuel, came pouring out intake port so intake valves leaking. Thanks everybody for your help.
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AK34Y7V
ok, here we go. just as luck would have it, i got another car in here with a j-tec pcm in it so i figured i can save some time here and do a pcm swap to see if the problem stayed or moved to the other car. well both cars ran flawless for several hours so then ... Trouble codes: P0134 (bank 1 sensor 1 no activity), P0171 (bank 1 lean).
1984 Nissan 720 Deluxe 2.4L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JN6ND06Y4E
The advice I got was to check for proper cable wiring in the 8 plug system, especially the coils. Check for cheap after market cap and rotor. Check various parts of the fuel system but Joe from Texas had the right advice. Check the filter in the bottom of the ...
1996 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3GR62C45
I'd like to thank everyone who offered help. Customer opted to take it to the dealer.. said they replaced the ignition module and everything is good. That was the next piece i was going to try but cust wanted the car back before i could give it a try. Thanks... Trouble codes: 1377 (4x ic cam reference signal).
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Radio display VIN: 1G2WR5212X
Thanks most of you new right away how to fix and what and where to get part. Some even supplied the gm part #. Chris
1994 Saab 900 S 2.3L Surge, Misfire VIN: YS3DD55RXR
Well, I am through this one. Thanks for the replies, and here was what I have come to. Fuel system was cleaned, and pressure is OK all times, before and after the cleaning. Vacuum is excelent and registers -0.6 bars at idle. Hooking up a secondary ignition sco...
2001 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED48L91
Thankyou for all your replies. About 99% of replies said to check for a vacuum leak in the brake booster. The Saab did not show up Tuesday May 9th, nor has he made any attempt to re-schedule. If the vehicle does come back I will post what I find at that time... Trouble codes: P1181 (Mfr Ctrlled Fuel Air metering too lean).
1998 Subaru Legacy 2.5L marker lamps VIN: 453BG6850W
wow 22 replys everyone knew about the switch on top of the str colum except me. thanks to all!!!
2002 Subaru Forester 2.5L sun roof VIN: JF1SF65572
customer took car back to dealer. she did not bring car back in for us to look at. thanks to all who took the time to respond.
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAUN41B6S
I opted to send this truck to the dealer after talking to one of the techs there. They said they had not had this prob on this 2.4 engine but did have a process for testing. My post yielded no help to situation which was how to test the sync between cam and cr... Trouble codes: P0336 (ckp sensor a circuit).
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L air bag light VIN: 3VWVL81H2V
Thanks you for the replies. Thanks for the help and it was the cluster that was causing the problem. Turns out car had been in a head on accident about 4 months previous. Have found when light comes on if you just tap on cluster, light will either go out or fl...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L cooling fans VIN: 3VWSC29M4X
Well, this one is finally a done deal. Lots of great suggestions and a lot of people stressing the water pump problems on these cars. A water pump would have been nice, however...Tom [...] was closest on this one. Dug into the wiring harness and about 6' aft...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSS29M41
Thanks guys for the help the Mass air flow sensor was the problem. Only saw 3.0 volts on snap throttle before on old sensor. New sensor hit over 4.0 volts and waveform showed a lot more turbulence on my modis. The car revs up and runs beutiful. I knew pulsedwi...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L turbo VIN: YV1VS2551T
Once bitter, twice shy. After all the checking & double checking, I ran a gallon of denatured alsohol through the inner cooler & followed up by putting a blow dryer in the inlet & blew it out for an hour or so. Then we allowed the inner cooler to sit open of o...
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