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2000 Acura TL 3.2L audio VIN: 19UUA5668Y
This car has the original audio that has an anti-theft code. I recognized that the audio does not work if I remove the battery and do not know the pass code. How can I safely replced the battery? How can I get the pass-code? Thank you guys.
2000 Audi S4 2.7L Hesitation, CODE p1557 VIN: WAUDD68DXY
was driving on highway heard loud bang, car lost power check engine light came on, replaced MAF & car runs well but code P1557 returns & we have limited info on this code thanks Dick [...] Trouble codes: P1557 (charge pressure control positive deviation)
1989 BMW 525i 2.5L windows VIN: WBACH1300K
okay got this old gem here it came in for inop windows,seats,sunroof radio ect found water under rear seat and lots of corrosion (rt side) anyways fixed corroded wires and accesories work. it has a white 2 inch long resistor? wrapped in what looked like factor...
1995 BMW 740iL 4.0L major oil leak VIN: WBAGJ6325S
Vehicle has a major oil leak after 3-5 mins after start-up coming from the bell housing. After replacing the rear main seal, and removing the tranny again, set the motor up to run w/o the tranny. Found oil running out two small holes in the block just above th...
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L steering angle snr VIN: WBADT43451
I cant clear code 104:steering angle sensor (ECU) I have already driven the car after clearing code, but the fault code is still present.- I would like to have code 104 Manufacturer Repair procedure and wiring diagram for this sensor, so I can do some wiring t...
1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G4CW52K8V
this car came in with idle problem. it will start and when you accelerate it has no power and bogs down. rpms don't raise until you feather accelerator. when car is sitting at idle it will run great then out of nowhere it will start to search for idle and eith...
1996 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L dash,radio,interior lights,no locks, VIN: 1G6KY5298T
car will start and then shut down after three seconds. I noticed that on dash it reads "Theft system problem car may not start. I also notice the prndl bulbs are flashing. I checked all the fuses and also disconnected the battery and reset everything.I notice ...
1998 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance 4.6L low side refrigerant temp VIN: 1G6KE54Y7W
After replacing comp. and recharge found sensor blown for the first time. Replaced sensor and recharge sensor blew within 5 min. of run time. If anyone heard or seen of this any info would be appreciated.
1995 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNDM19WXS
this van came in surging ,hesitating,stalling. at first it had an egr problem it would read 99% so we changed the egr but still it would stumble and read 99% so we changed the ecm and prom which solved the egr problem.this van still hesitates,stumbles and stal...
1995 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L brake hydra booster VIN: 1GNE119W6S
vehicle came in with the complaint of hard brake pedal and vehicle doesn't seem to have power brakes anymore. front brakes will stick for approximately 16 seconds after pedal is applied with engine running. we replaced the brake hydra booster twice with a re...
1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L compressor VIN: 2G1FP22P2S
fault code 61--scan shows ac pressure to only 17/lb always. system does work briefly when i disconnect neg. battery. guage readings perfect when ac is running--cools great. tested wiring to pressure switch--b+ wire tests good--5v ref good--ground good--scan da...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Leaking Refrigerant VIN: 1GNDT13WXV
Hello fellow techs. Let me preface this post that I have been certified to work on mobile air conditioning since before Jimmy Carter was President. This Blazer has me completely stumped. The system will blow out very cold air when the system is properly charge...
1997 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.0L oil pressure VIN: 1GCFG25M1V
Hello I got this van towed in last night with the oil filter gasket blown off. About six months ago it was here for the same thing. At that time I replaced the oil pump and the strainer.The oil pressure gauge reads about 80psi and sometimes pegs the gauge befo...
1997 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L Shoes & drums
Hi all, this truck is my Dad's personal vehicle and he's tired of complaning about the brakes (and i'm tired of dealing with them). I did a full rear brake job about a month ago, and adjusted the shoes out to the appropriate position to allow the wheels to spi...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Hesitation VIN: 1GCEK14T0X
Vehicle was brought in with a running problem. We have replaced plugs & fuel filter. Fuel Pressure was low, replaced fuel pump. Fuel Pressure regulator is ok. Changed Mass Air Flow Sensor. Checked Converters-ok, Replaced TPS-No change, Install PCM & reflashed-... Trouble codes: P0137 (p0157-), P0157
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Hesitation VIN: 1GNDT13W0X
Truck has bad lean hesitation on tip in cold only Add fuel and runs good Cust replaced many parts, no codes MAF has good response and is clean O2 not working yet could not see a lean problem Warm truck is sluggish but computer makes up for alot of the problem ...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1GNCS13WXX
hello everyone i need help we just replace lower intake gasket we took disrtribuitor out and we marked but when we put it back we don't put it in the right mark now the truck won't start,we put the crank pulley in the mark we took #1 spark plug out we try any ...
2000 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L long shift VIN: 2G1WL52J7Y
Hello Fellow Tecs !! I work on a fleet of 2000/2001 Luminas. I picked this 1 in perticular because it failed MA I/M for this,but I have 5 that have this code and all seem to run and drive fine. I have scanned them with my OTC Genisis and Snap On MT 2500, but t...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L abs VIN: 1GNDS13S02
this truck keeps setting co265 ebcm relay cir. I cleaned the ground and added another but the code keeps setting. Has anyone replaced the module for this problem? Did the bad ground take out the module? Thanks for any help
2000 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L coil VIN: 2C3HD46R3Y
this car will not start, it cranks fine but will not start, i hooked up the scanner and looked for a crank singal, it does have a crank singal, and i checked for fuel pressure and it is getting fuel, so then i checked for fire,this i do not have, i am getting ...
1995 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L abs brake system 4 wheel VIN: 3B7KF23C75
First off, thanks for your time!! What I have here is a 95 dodge r2500 4x4 5.9 diesel.My problem is I have next to no brakes on this truck.When you step on the brakes the rear makes a clunk and then you have to almost stand on the brakes to get it to stop.No w...
2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L compressor clutch VIN: 1B4HS28N01
PCM is not enabling the a/c clutch. Had a code for a/c clutch relay ckt. Would erase code and it would return immediately. Evacuated and recharged system, was about 1/2 pound low and erased code and code returned instantly with no clutch engagement. Enabled cl...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7KU28C63
We are ready to base line the engnie, but since in the history one of the local dealers waved a dead chicken over the vehicle and repaired it for the 4 day period they said it would, I thought I would ask what type of chicken did they use. Is there a better ch...
1993 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FAPP6245P
The car came in for running rough&smoking,pulled plugs found #4 oil fouled did compression test 155 to160 all the way around, assumed valve guides, pulled heads but the guides were good. pulled #4 piston found corrugated oil ring missing and rod stamped #5 DOE...
1993 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Misfire VIN: 2FTHF36MXP
Hey fellow techs, Need help with this truck. Complaint is a intermittent misfire under moderate accel that feels just like a gas engine with a weak secondary ignition. If you stand on it, once the revs get over approx. 3000 rpm, it starts to miss pretty severe...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X6R
This vehicle came to me with the complaint of intermitten check engine light. I checked computer for koeo codes with no codes present. I run the koer test no codes present. I test drove this vehicle about 50 miles before the check engine light came on for me. ...
1996 Ford Probe 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Hard Start VIN: 1ZVLT22B7J
Hi guys! Its been a while since we've been on here but we got one today thats got us stumped. This Probe was in our shop two weeks ago to replace the plugs and plug wires. Every one of the spark plugs were frozen in place and took half a day to remove all of...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L shifting VIN: 3FTHF25H1V
how you all doing got a 1997 ford f250 and i test drove it and found it shifts hard and rolling at 25 mph it will come out of gear and if u rev it up it will jump into gear... i also have the over drive light flashing on me when i get to through all the gears ...
2001 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP13PX1
We had this escort come in with a check engine light and a complaint of a shake or miss while driving and sometimes at idle.The shop before us figured that an injector was the cause.I scanned the car and found a PO301.We loaded the car in the stall and shorted... Trouble codes: P0301
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L vent operation VIN: 1FTRW07672
I have a 2002 f150 with eatc climate control. The customer says the truck started switching all air to defrost while driving down the highway.The compressor is on and refridgerant level is correct. I checked for codes using the self diagnostics on the climate ...
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX12594
HELP!!! Here is an ahead of time thank you for any help anyone can offer. This pu came in from multiple other shop including the dealership ,with mil on and cyl 1 missfire 1 bank lean and 1 bank rich codes, scan data shows exactly that. taking a fuel sample an... Trouble codes: P0301, P0172, P0174
1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD5656V
Somebody pleeeeaaaasseee help me with this one. The vehicle has been in three times. The MIL light sets as soon as the system runs through the cycle. I have smoke tested the circuit and found no leaks. Also have tested the electrical system and found no leaks.... Trouble codes: P1457 (Evaporative System Leak Detection In Canister Area)
1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L compressor VIN: 1HGEJ8147X
Come in for lack of cold air at idle. Found compressor rapidly cycling. Would do this for a spell then shut down or sometimes stay on. Base idle adjustment and throttle body cleaning took care of the rapid clutch cycling. Now I am left with a compressor that w...
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES16493
This car has a miss at 15-1800 rpm. We have changed injectors,plugs and the ignition coil. We hav also disconnected the exhaust and fit a new egr valve. The egr passage is clear. Timing and belt have not been touched. What am I missing
2006 Infiniti m35 3.5L tire pressure VIN: JNKAYO1E96
the tire pressure sensor was replace on one tire becuase it was damaged from a tire off an 18 wheeler (the vavle stem was knocked off) i drove it for about 15 miles and it still show ** on the screen and the light on the dash is still on. is there anything i c...
1989 Isuzu Pickup S 2.6L Misfire VIN: JAACL11L6K
Vehicle towed in due to no start after owner and shade tree friend replaced the distributor. Found dist. 180 degrees out. Timed engine and it started but has a miss. Talked to owner and he said that it had that before dist replacement. While running pulled eac...
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee SE 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: IJ4GZ58SIS
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Interior lights VIN: 1JGZ58Y7TC
This Jeep came in with a dead battery . Charged battery and noticed the interior lights stayed on. With the key on engine off the lights shut off and with the engine running the lights stayed off. Lights on all the time with key off. Ohmed all the door jamb sw...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10U9X
hi guys. looking for help diagnosing code p0171 bank 1 lean. mass air flow sensor was replaced two weeks ago with oem part from lexus. engine has no vacuum leaks, smoked intake system to test gaskets and all was good. tested both air fuel ratio sensors with va... Trouble codes: P0171
1995 Lincoln Continental Diamond Anniversary 4.6L Air Suspension VIN: 1LNLM97V2S
Hi Guys. This car came in with the "check air suspension" diplay message on dashboard. Checked all fuses and relays and they are ok. According to Alldata, you need a computer to diagnose trouble codes. Is there a way to retrieve trouble codes without a compute...
1995 Mazda Miata 1.8L Surge, Cuts out, Pulsation VIN: JM1NA3536S
Hello All and Thanks, Got this car from another shop and it goes into fuel cut at 2000rpm after it is warmed up and the throttle is opened, it idles and starts fine. It will do this in timing mode also and the computer will set codes if I cause them and flash ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400SE 4.2L Cylinder head VIN: WDB1400422
This Merc was towed to the shop with medium to loud upper cylinder noise. Removed access. drive belt & noise persisted. Customer said all had been ok til he left the vehicle sitting for 3-4 weeks and noise occurred on start & remained.After listening closely w...
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L B/U Lamps & Brake lamps VIN: 1MELM5859V
Hi All: I have this 97 Sable has no backup lamp function while in reverse. When reverse is selected the high mount brake lamp lights until the brakes are depressed. When the brakes are depressed in reverse the high mount light goes out, but the left and right ...
1985 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L warning lights VIN: JN1H216S2F
The dash warning lights [ front head lamps, rear lamps on all the time, battery lamp glows dim] If you press the brake some time the lights go out. if you unplug the lamp relay in the under hood fuse box the warning lamps go out but the battery light glow and ...
1990 Nissan SKYLINE 2.0L poor performance VIN: 6U9000HCR3
I am a little stuck on this one. Basically this car has very poor perfomance until aroun 2500-3000 rpm when the turbo kicks in. It sorta feels like the timing is retarded until the turbo winds up. Just during normal testing I have found fuel pressure to be a l...
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L VDC & Slip light on VIN: 5N1AR18U35
Brake lights work sometimes. ADC & Slip lights are on.
1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1G3AL54N3N
this one is driving us crazy. came in for routine oil change and has a misfire when warmed up. after test drive the misfire is only at idle. checked fuel pressure, ok. pulled plugs, the worst ones i have ever seen, replace plugs, wires, fuel filter and added b...
1997 Oldsmobile LSS 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G3HY52K1V
hello GM techs. this MAY be simple. original complaint from customer is occational no crank, no start, usually when car is hot or at least sitting in sun all day. we could never duplicate problem. we wiggled and probed solinoid wire, checked battery cables for...
1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L spring? VIN: 1G3NL52E5X
car exdhibits a pop/ clunk/ sproing when turning as changing direction (reverse to forward ) or visa versa. sounds like spring bind and pop. do not seee anything jump, nor any feel in steering wheel. will not happen in shop. only forward to reverse fuigure eig...
1994 Pontiac Sunbird LE 2.0L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2JB14H6R
Problem is after vehicle sits for an extended time(4-8 hours)and then is driven at highway speeds for approximately an hour, vehicle starts to miss and bucks mildly.Almost like a bad plug or wire miss. Check engine light comes on and stores above codes. Trouble codes: 13 (o2 sensor), 32 (egr error)
1975 Porsche 911 S 2.7L park, reverse shift VIN: 9115201834
Hi, Anybody familiar with sportomatics??? I have a trans that does not catch the reverse gear shift fork when shifting into reverse. The shift rod then moves too far and the shift fork pops off, thus leaving it in neutral.The trans has 3 forward gears and is a...
1977 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera 3.0L All VIN: 9307700478
We need some help with this one, This Porsche was towed in for a no start. After the battery was charged it started and idled at 3500 rpm, looking under hood, trunk and dash board there has been a very big pair of sicciors used on the wiring, it is just BUCHED...
1983 Porsche 928 4.5L Unknown VIN: WP0ZZZ92ZD
Hey all you porsche guys and gals need some expertice on the climate control system. i have only ambient temp air blowing out of the vents no cold or hot but i can change where the air comes out normaly.My largest problem is the lack of information avalible to...
1988 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L Mechanical VIN: WPOEB0911J
Hello Porsche Techs; I have a maintance issue with this 911. The vehicle is new to our shop. The vehicle was brought in for a maintance service. We drained the crankcase(got maybe a qt.) and the dry sump tank. We replaced the filter and added 13 Qts of 20w/5...
1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L no fuel, no spark VIN: WPOBB2967L
I [...] not have much imformation for this car, any one has the spec. for the pick up coil inside the distributor ? i measure it ,the resistance is 5,000,000 Olms is it normal spec?,and no voltage at the fuel pump fuse when key on or cranking,by pass the fuel pum...
1997 Saturn SL2 1.9L Mechanical VIN: 1G8ZK5273V
Some advise would be appreciated. This Saturn has a pressure problem with the a/c. At idle the low pressure is 25 PSI. Normal according to Saturn manual. High pressure is only 120 psi. We pinched off the high side hose 6 inches away and downstream of the high ...
2001 Saturn L200 2.2L compressor VIN: 1G8JU52FX1
hi everyone, my shop has a car that the air conditionin is not working. And i rechecked the A/C compressor was working but there are no cool air coming out. Also the A/C fan wasnt working either. It was near a radiator and it seems taht the system had no circu...
1986 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JT4RN63B7G
Vehicle towed in as a no start. Found low voltage to pump relay and pump. No pressure at cold start injector. Replaced ignition switch due to voltage drop across switch. Pump came alive with good fuel pressure. Vehicle started and ran for 2-3 seconds. Fuel pre...
1988 Toyota corona 2.0L Cuts out VIN: ST171-0005
Engine starts and runs fine, when warms up idle drops then cuts out. Some times will idle at 1000rpm then kick throttle and drops to 300rpm then stops. Has on a couple of times surged then dropped and cut out. Trouble codes: 51 (Throttle position sensor)
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3VWSP69M53
Car came in with broken timing belt that someone else tried to replace. Removed valve cover, found broken parts. Removed head, had machine shop replace parts (lifters and cam). Reinstalled head, set belt timing to specs. Started it up and it ran fairly good un...

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2002 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Starting VIN: 1G4HR54K72
I had to let this one go to the dealer, I want to thank everyone for the advice. I really think he jumped the car and blew something cause the jumper cables are layin in the back seat. I just dont know enough about PK3 theft deterent and dont wanna shotgun par...
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B6KU1EY9T
Well I give up. This problem is electrical no doubt and it deals with this number 2 o2. If i just plug in a different sensor and not put it in the pipe it works, meaning it doesn't miss. The scan data is 449mv koeo on b2s1, then when you touch it to the engine... Trouble codes: P0154, P0300.
1992 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L engine VIN: 2G1WL54T1N
Thanks for the help,just now replaced the intake gasket and it's running 100%A tip to spray carb. cleaner into the oil fill cap proved a leak in the intake.
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GNDT13W9W
well customer declined all repairs for now, she said she has had a fuel pump and plugs wires fuel filter and injector clean done recently at anothe shop so she was going to check her warranty.
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L 4x4 VIN: 1GNDT13W7W
Most of the replies dealt with probable vacuum switch problems. This is what I had discussed with customer before posting and after you guys backed me up he let me put it in.No further problems with growling noise anymore.Only one response after update,I guess...
1998 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Charging VIN: 1G1YY32G8W
car had two problem, the wrong amp alterantor a 110 amp need to be a 145 amp alterantor and the starter solenoid was bad. thanks for all the replies.
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L leaking refrigerant VIN: 1G1JC5241W
I wanted to thank everybody for helping me solve the problem. It is the A/C compressor which was leaking on the front seal.
1999 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 2G1WL52M5X
thanks for all the help. most suggest swapping the coils another suggested unplugging maf sensor. this i have previously done. we haven't got the car back yet. so i can't add anything else yet. thanks again
2000 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L information
The replies we received, unfortunately, confirmed what we suspected. There is nothing readily available to find out OE part number supercessions and applications. If I receive any further information, I will let you know. Thanks to all who replied.
2002 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNCT18W42
thanks guys for your replies you confermed what i already thought replaced pcm all readings were normal Trouble codes: P0101, P0155, P0300.
2003 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1NE52J13
Well, after putting the ignition switch and lock cylinder in, we DID have injector pulse. The reason it wouldn't start is that the fuel pump went out also! Multiple problems will bite you in the ass everytime! KISS and always check the basics! Thanks to everyo... Trouble codes: U1000.
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Dream 2.4L No Start VIN: 3C8FY68B42
Thanks for all the great ideas but unfortunately the problem has not reaccured and the things that were suggested to test/inspect ie rear hatch latch, seat covers engageing the power seat switch etc. all checked out OK. So as some suggested and I guess I knew ...
1991 Dodge Stealth 3.0L No Start VIN: JB3XD44S0M
If you look on the wiring diagram the fuel pump relay has three coils. I took off the cover and only saw two coils. The one coil is powered of the ignition switch in the start position and the other coil is grounded by the computer after the engine starts. And...
1998 Dodge Stratus 2.4L Limp mode VIN: 183EJ46X6W
Regarding the limp mode status on this vehicle, I want to thank all that replied offering help. I attempted each and every suggestion, however I could not get this vehicle out of a limp mode. I refered my customer to the dealership. Again thank you for all sug...
1999 Dodge Caravan 2.4L Starting VIN: 2B4FP25BOX
Thanks to all who responded to this help request. Unfornately this problem is very intermittent making it difficult to nail down. However after exstensive testing (including installing lights in the circuit to help with customer input when problem accurs) My d...
1993 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDKE37H7P
found two problems with vehicle. One was the pcm was not able to perform an self tests or self diagnostics, or the tests it could prform were minimal. we could disconnect several components & run a self-test & the system would pass. Replaced pcm and re-ran qui...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L fuse #24 VIN: 1FTCR14X5T
Thanks for all the replies, I found two shorts in the starter relay circuit. One at the gem, and the other was at the starter interrupt relay under the dash due tothe aftermarket alarm that was installed at a prior shop. Thanks again for all the help. steve
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X1V
I am sorry that i waited so long to close this job but for three days the mil light did not come on. I tryed cleaning the connections on the solenoids, shaking and bendind the wiring going to the canister and the gas tank pressure solenoid like some of you rec... Trouble codes: 446.
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FAFP52S8W
we exausted every avenue in this car testing all inputs & outputs to the computer, grounds etc. We even shiped the car off to the local dealer who could not find any problems either. The one big question that syill needs to be answerd is what would make the co...
1994 GMC C7000 Topkick C7H042 6.0L speedo VIN: 1GDJ7H1P6R
broken wire in main harness fixed wire and all works thanks everyone
1996 GMC Jimmy 4.3L High Pressure VIN: 1GKDT13W6T
Once again, THANK YOU to all of those who replied so quickly. It turned out that I had two problems. The first being a failed fan clutch which I completely overlooked. The second is that our A/C machine had been contaminated. After draining all oil, replacing ...
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Oil in radiator VIN: 1HGCG325XX
thanks for all the help with the scoring in the clyinder walls and 3 reports of a possable porus block we recomended that the engine be replaced
1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L Battery VIN: JNRAR05Y1W
Thanks to all who replied. I took the advice from Kelly and decided to take the vehicle home. After I arrived home, I noticed that the seat belt and brake lights were on only at an idle. I quickly opened the hood and connected a multi-meter to discover the vol...
1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHX1746S
Well this one is now fixed. What we found was that one of the ground wires going to the computer was pulling itself out of the factory connector and after performing some wiggle testing we were able to get the vehicle to start. We have seen some of these that ...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Climat Control VIN: SAJAC02E81
Once again thankyou to everyone who replied to my help post. Unfortunately once again I have been unable to get a result before the neccesary closing date. Jason mentioned the heater control valve, which by all tests was performing correctly.(might be the only...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GW48672
Well first off I'd like to thank everyone who replied, you were all very helpful. I tried to duplicate this problem by warming up the PCM with a heat gun with no success, I removed the spark plugs to check if I was getting too much or too little fuel after the...
1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1070441202
I did what most all of you suggested. A little bit of each helped. The Fuel pressure was too high adjusted that down. Increased the timing bout 8 degrees with no pinging. Adjusted the valves they were all tight. The car now has a bit of a rough idle but much b...
1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 2.8L No Start VIN: 1G3WS14W8J
Thanks to all that replied. As it turned out, it was the wrong crank from Auto Zone. Actually it was the wrong reluctor ring on the crank. The pickup windows were not the same as the old crank. (Good thing I didn't give it as core right away.) And now they don...
1993 Plymouth Grand Voyager LE 3.3L Cuts out VIN: 1P4GH54R3P
thanks to all, suggestions are coil, coil wires. battery and connections, crank sensor and chrysler speed sensor. have tried chrysler speed sensor. had to be driven 30 miles before problem occurs. since working on this it has never stalled again but still has ...
1996 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P3ES47CXT
Well guys the neon is fixed!! The problem ended up being the cam dowel pin, just as daune from alaska had mentioned. I had checked the cam timing once and then again when jeffery suggested it, It's amazing how being there twice I did not think to check the dow... Trouble codes: P0172.
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L abs VIN: 1G2NE52T0V
thanks gerry in michigan!rf sensor ring cracked.another case of should have checked the basics first.due to scan tool displaying proper wheel speed I figured sensors and rings ok.I replaced axle and rechecked all ok at this time.agian iatn rocks!!!
1995 Porsche 968 3.0L oil pan gasket VIN: WPOAA2968S
So very sorry for the late reply, my customer has been away and has just given me the thumbs-up. All 7 replies were pretty much uniform, check pcv system for cloggage, and torque the oil pan with the right sequence and torque value. The gasket is about 3/4 of ...
1998 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Electronic VIN: YS3DF58N7W
Thank you all for your time & replies. We had considered all of the suggestions that were given. We were unsure of the repair because of not having seen this code before. The customer picked up the vehicle & drove it a couple more days. It acted up again this ...
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED45E51
the problem turned out to be throttle body being in limp mode, we did reset the throttle body, clear all codes and road tested for about 3 days, we kinda had this car here for a while due to customer being away. Thanks for all the replies, we got lots of good ... Trouble codes: P0300.
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L compressor VIN: 3VW5A81M21
Thanks to all that replied so quickly. All replys said to check the thermo switch on the water oulet on the head & sure enough it went open. Replaced the switch & all is well.
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Body/drive line VIN: WVWPD63B5X
We checked control arms again to make sure they were installed properly.ok New info wife drives car never complained about car husband drove car for only the second time they have owned it and felt the vib. so we have two different peoples idea's which now t...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Door locks VIN: WVWMD63BXX
Thanks to Mark,Dollard,David,Eric,Alex and Russ for your help. I checked all microswitches and the comfort module- it was dry,and I found no evidence of previous water entry.After I installed the new comfort module,I could access all other control modules, but...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Power to AC clutch VIN: WVWPD63BX2
I received 5 replies to this Passat,however the customer elected to see the VW dealer.If I talk to the customer and am able to acertain what the actual fix was,I will be sure to post.Thanks to all for the input.
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21C53
Dollard nailed the recirc code dead on. It was the valve in the intake tube. It wouldn't hold vacuum. I guess the code will set with a circuit or vacuum failure preventing the bypass system from working. I would classify this system as a lame excuse for a turb... Trouble codes: 17608 (Recirculation Valve for TC), 17881 (LDP open circuit), 16839 (EVAP large leak detected).
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1KW9616S
This one is fixed with a new wiring harness. We have not seen this problem yet on the many Volvos we work on. Most of you hit it right on the money. I did get some replies for ground wires on the left engine mount, and valve cover, all were secure. Some also m... Trouble codes: 113 (Injector circuit b1), 115 (Injector circuit b2).
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