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2002 Audi A4 1.8L timing chain VIN: WAULC68E42
intermitant noise from timing chain removed cam cover can depress tensioner about 1/16" with engine off i think it is the tensioner but not sure aslo should the chain be replaced at the same time?
1994 BMW 318is 1.8L radio VIN: WBABE6324R
Customer just bought this bimmer. On the trip home (he bought it in Fla and lives in Pa) he noticed that the radio didn't work. He has the 5 digit code, but when I turned the radio on, the display lit up but no letters came up. Needless to say, putting in the ...
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L Safety VIN: 4USCJ332XV
This BMW came with the SRS light on. We pulled codes and found code 25: passenger seat occupancy sensor. Alldata has mostly bailed-out on this system and apparently has decided that since the information is contained in the MoDiC system, they won't or can't of...
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L ABS module VIN: WBADN62060
When vehicle slows down to 20 kph brake pedal pulses. All rotors and pick-ups and sensors seem to be fine. At all other speeds the brakes are fine. It feels as though the pulse of the brake pedal is coming from the ABS system.
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L top VIN: WBABK8331X
Vehicle came in w/ top that previously worked fine and upon opening one day it would only go up to the point where rear storage boot is supposed to open- but wouldn't. Top stops there. We checked fuses and pulled release lever under rear seat. Motors sounded l...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Starting VIN: WBAGH83461
Hi there, client complaint that starter stays engaged on rare occasions-have placed test lamps to starter and had car couple of days-no fault at shop. return to client-car returned same complaint-again cannot reproduce at shop. hoping somone may have some insi...
2002 BMW 525i 2.5L air conditioning VIN: WBADT43482
i have this 02 525i with a funny sound only when you turn on the a/c compressor it is like a slide flute noise from low to high.its like the system is equalizing pressures and makes this noise.i dont want to take it apart without knowing what the problem is.an...
1999 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Stall VIN: 2GWF521XX1
hi techs-this car stalls about once or twice a month. i checked the fix database and checked all the harness for rubbing but found nonthing. checked ighintion switch but nonthing. replaced the ballast resistor cause seemed like a good idea. that was a month ag...
1995 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L blower motor VIN: 1G6EL12Y2S
Hello, everyone. I'm back. I have my bosses Eldorado here, and I replaced the compressor for a pulley bearing issue.(the compressor was by-passed with a different belt for appx. 4 months) Throughout the 4 month period, HVAC controls worked fine. Today, I insta...
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L No Start VIN: 1G6KD52YXT
Hi: Have a 96 deville that starts hard in am. you have to crank it over for 20 seconds or so until it starts. No codes,has good spark and fuel pressure is in spec, drops a little on cranking but in spec. Pulled fuel rail to verify and does spray cold as well a...
1999 Cadillac Catera 3.0L No Start VIN: WO6VR52R9X
Hi Everybody,This car only seems to give the customer a problem.Has not failed to start the two times it has been in the shop.Every once and awile this car will crank and not start,It's after it has been brought up to operating tempeture shut off for around fi... Trouble codes: P0455 (evap - gross leak), B1552 (Loss of BCM KAM), B1558 (eeprom error), B1982 (Bat Volt High), B1983 (Bat Volt Low)
1989 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GCFK24K5K
after I did complete tune up customer states that under light load truck heaisates to point of stalling. I rechecked tune and found nothing wrong. I have rebuilt throttle body assy ,tried a new map sensor replaced the egr solenoid cleaned and checked the compu...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNFK16R6V
This Chevy has had this problem since It was purchased from a used car lot and has been to several shops, including the dealer. It runs well until a hard pull is needed, as in towing a trailer uphill or climbing a grade. When I started checking codes it had a ... Trouble codes: P0131 (OX Sensor), P0137 (Ox Sensor), P0151 (Ox Sensor), P0157 (Ox Sensor), P0300 (Misfire)
1997 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Mechanical VIN: 1G1ND52M6V
hello again chevy techs i just have this car the customer bring to me with blown head gaskets ,i did head job replace all gaskets head,lower intake,upper intake,etc. now the car is not overheating is running fine but has a very noise rocker arms .i check oil p...
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Steering VIN: 1GCEK19R3X
Steering binds in tight parking lot turns (intermittently)hot or cold makes no difference. This is my employees personal truck.
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.0L brake pedal feel VIN: 2GCEK19R1W
when driving vehicle slow (parking lot speed) apply brakes ABS activates pedal drops to floor you dont wanna stop.. Driving down road at 45 mph or so abs aplies but brakes work better and vehicle stops. Sometimes there is no pedal height feels like bad master ...
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 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
2001 Chevrolet Cab & Chassis Silverado 3500 8.1L Cuts out VIN: 1GBJC34B81
I am the shop supervisor for a small municipality I have an ongoing problem with a chevrolet 3500. My driver has stated several times that the vehicle will not start after a hot soak or will die at low speed. By the time they are able to reach me on the radio ...
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GNDT13SX4
Hello GM Techs. Cutomer brought the Trailblazer if with a complaint of a Surge going down hill and now over time it has developed into a shifting problem as well. I test drove car on the freeway and did get a "Lag" or slight hesitation tipping in on accelerat...
1996 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Electronic VIN: 4C3AU52N2T
Hi All, I have this car that will not shift out of second gear. While reading the datastream on my OTC Genisys the input speed and output speed sensors are reading correctly. The data also explains the transmission is stuck in limp-home mode. Which keeps the t...
2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L fuel gauge VIN: 2C8GM68424
This vehicle's fuel gauge drops to empty at times. There is a bulletin on mitchell about this but the dealer acts like they don't have any information on updating the BCM. This car is difficult to put fuel in at times also, it will keep shutting the pump off l...
1995 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES47C9S
vehicle has been persistant with code 25 even after pcm replacement/ flash 3 iac motors, thorough harness connector pins check. mil mostly sets within first 5 mins. upon cold starts. Trouble codes: 25 (iac motor circuit shorted)
1996 Dodge Neon 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: I3ES27C4T0
hi guys, i got this 1996 dodge neon came in with code p135 o2 sensor heater circuit ( upstream ) replace new sensor, 2 days later car came back with the same code, check the circuit according to alldata its in the spec so as the fuel pressure, replace new asd ... Trouble codes: P0135
2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L gov. press. senson VIN: 1B7GL22X2Y
this car came from a trans shop. it came in with mil light on and trans strating from 3rd gear. this was the same problem when it went to the trans shop. we ran all of the test from the 2 codes, and it led us to the pcm. replaced it and had it flashed at the d...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start VIN: 3B7KE23691
Hi folks. this truck was towed to us. crank but no start condition. "wait to start" light wont come on and after a long crank the "no buss" message is displayed in the odometer area. We found a blown 20 amp engine control 2 fuse and installed a new one. we hav...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start VIN: 1G4WE673JO
These vechile was towed in with a no start condition. Transfer pump was working but very rusted. I drained some fuel out to check the quality and none came out. Ran the transfer pump a little. And checked the fuel again, looked good. Vechile cranked up then. W...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7HA18NX2
Hey guys-here's one for you Chrysler techs. Customer complained about intermittant illuminated check engine lamp. We Connected two different scan tools, OTC and Snap-ON brick, to DLC to aquire codes, scan tools powers up, but will not get communication with ve...
2004 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L power lock keyless entry VIN: 1B3ES56C74
We got this 04 Neon with a kinda wierd problem ,when pressing the key fob you can hear the relay clicking in the module and we have traced it down to when you press the unlock or lock we have power at the actuator but they wont unlock and back doors are jammed...
2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, NO POWER VIN: 2B3HD46R04
The vehicle came in with a complaint of no power. Found not output from coils on cylinders 2,4,6. Only codes found listed above. Swaped all coils and both caps, no change in symptoms. No shorted coils or injectors. Removed upper intake and inspected wiring har... Trouble codes: P0352 (Ignition coil 2 circuit), P0354 (Ignition coil 4 circuit), P0356 (Ignition coil 6 circuit)
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTEX14N3N
Hi Everyone, the problem with this truck is that it runs poorly, especially at idle. It had a bunch of codes but the owner had tried to figure it out first and that may account for some of them. I cleared them and only 21 & 23 reset KOEO. The truck seems to be... Trouble codes: 21 (ECTout of self test range), 23 (TP sensor out of self test range), 33 (EGR valve opening not detected), 41 (No HEGO switching detcted), 51 (ECT circuit open), 81 (Air management 2 circuit failure)
1997 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Air conditioning VIN: 2FALP71W8V
Reciever/drier was replaced spring of 2005 and AC worked great. Now it is blowing warm to hot air from the vents. Compressor clutch is recycling rapid. I checked pressure on low side - compressor clutch will come on at 40 and off at 25. High side - compressor ...
1999 Ford F-150 4.6L abs system VIN: 2FTRX08CXC
Hello, i am hoping that someone will be able to help me on this one, customer comes in with a 99 f150, when stopping, just before coming to a complete stop, it feels like the abs kicks on and the pedel drops right to the floor. It does this all the time, and...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTSF30F9X
This truck has a very bad misfire at any engine speed cold or hot. The guy just bought it this way and there is no previous history on this truck. I scanned for codes and there was none. I performed a injector buzz test and they all sounded the same. I perform...
1993 GMC C2500 Sierra SLE 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1GTGC24K8P
the customer will start the engine after setting all night. he will back out of the garage about 40-50 feet and then select drive. then when he accelerates slightly to pull away, the vehicle will sputter and hesitate. after a continued slight acceleration it w...
2000 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L fuel gauge VIN: 1GTHG39R8Y
Have seen this problem many times on these gm vans. The fuel gauge seems to operate properly but the needle vibrates rapidly as if there is some type of interferance. Spoke to a tech in my local gmc dealer and they told me that the fuel sender is the problem. ...
2004 GMC Safari 4.3L driveline VIN: 1GKEL19X04
Client notices a slight vibration and noise upwards of 95 to about 115 km, which we verified. We have replaced the rear u-joint-it was siezed previously. We rechecked the joint and also tried reinstalling driveshaft 180 degrees. tires are in good shape, same s...
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEJ8542W
Hello to all, freeze frame shows long and short trims maxed out in the neg.light engine load on accell. map 14hg, baro 2.6v. I'ved cked tp-map-fuel presure and leak down-pulled the injector and cked for leaking no leaker and good pattern. purge sol. good- fuel... Trouble codes: P0170, P0172
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...
1995 Infiniti J30 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JNKAY21D7S
While cruising car will stumble about every ten minutes. Fuel mileage is about 10 miles per gallon. Car drives fine otherwise.
1997 Infiniti I30 3.0L Electronic VIN: JNKCA21D9V
Where's Waldo! Looking for the REAL location of the evaporator temp sensor (AKA intake sensor per Infiniti) Have gotten faxes from Infiniti dealer and from Identifix...still not in sight. One dealer said its on the front of the evaporator case (firewall side)...
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Trans Lite VIN: 4S2CK58W1Y
Clean car in good shape, maintained well and not abused. A/T fluid & filter service approx 1 year ago. Trans was very clean and fluid level set correctly. Trans works and operates well. Recently trans lamp has started flashing, with no change in correct trans ...
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Brake pressure VIN: SAJNV4842K
The car had the red brake light come on. Within 5 minutes, the pressure hydraulic system failed, leaving a hard pedal and no power assistance. Pulled the code 11, which reads that there has been a "redundancy circuit failure". The only repairs cited are to che...
2001 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L abs system VIN: SAJDA14C11
Hi group! I'm stuck on this abs/trac problem. The car came in with trac inop, gearbox fault, diminished performance, asc inop, c.e.l.. Codes in engine were P1638 and P1642 (both for CAN comm problem). Found defective cluster, replaced, had dealer syncronize, a...
1999 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SALJY1242X
This is a strange one after it warms up bank 2 will lean all the way and start missing. you can rev engine up and the o2's will 0 out and then start leaning on bank 2. I have checked for vac leaks ive evan added fuel o2 changes. Ive cleaned inj's and adjusted ...
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: JT8UF11E8M
well guys this one is giving me a hard time,the problem is that it leaks coolant from the over flow bottle,it doesnt overheat acoording to the customer we've replaced the thermostat and radiator cap at the resivoir and no luck keep in mind that parts are facto...
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L anti-theft VIN: 1LNLM97VOT
does anyone know of a way to bypass the alarm on this? the alarm will go off with no reason (seems worse in hot weather). the customer does not want to put alot into the alarm & would just as soon not have it. i have checked door , hood & trunk switches & they...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L alternator VIN: 5LMFU28R63
vehicle arrived at our shop with an after market 200 amp alt. and the battery light was staying on but the system was charging perfect, customer also replace the ecm and we updated the software in the ecm then we replaced the alternator with an original one. b...
1996 Mazda B2300 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4CRJ2A4Y
po 351 code, replace ignition coil's road test ok, then restart check engine lamp on rescann same code clear & restart & road test, ok, till i cut it off & restart bang check engine lamp on & same code any help would be appericiated thank you Trouble codes: P0351
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L Misfire VIN: WDBEB33D2H
Car came in last week for a fuel leak at the top of the injection pump. We found that it was leaking out of the delivery valve where it goes into the pump. I ordered 6 o-rings, 6 copper sealing rings. We pulled all of the delivery valve apart and put in the ne...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L compressor VIN: WDBHA22E45
No compressor or fan engagement. Lots of codes, to many to list, No european scanner, just using the control panel function. No air blowing out of the center vents. I read the archieve emails, mine is reading in celcius, is this correct? Good customer and goin...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Electronic VIN: 4JGAB54E9Y
While driving, ESP/BAS/ABS/Brake Pad Warning/and red brake lights all come on. At the same time, speedometer goes to zero. If the car is driven a second time, mil light comes on as well. Found following codes: Engine codes P0720 output speed sensor, P0500 vss,...
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AX35G4W
hello fellow MITSU TECHs, NEED YOUR HELP. i got a head-scratcher. 1998 eclipse spyder gs 2.4l, came in my shop with a rough idle (misfire) and SES light on (p0201 injector #1). at cruise speed it runs great, only at idle it would misfire. check all injectors r... Trouble codes: P0201, P0400, P1750
1991 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JN1RZ24A5L
Ok, here's a tough one. This vehicle came in as a no-start, the owner's girlfriend(probably ex girlfriend now) chopped the wiring harness in a couple of places. The owner attempted to fix the wiring himself to no avail. I got the vehicle and started fixing the...
1999 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L no speedo VIN: Y8XW319845
this is a used car trade. came in with speed o not working fuse blown. pulled all connectors of circuit for fuse#8. now it will not blow any fuses. have dash all apart and know that as soon as back together, and driving down road. it will blow im sure. this is...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D31
This Sentra sometimes will idle and sometimes not. CEL comes on after clearing the codes listed almost right away. It will never rev. up , but just dies when you crack the throttle. Alot of the time I get a no comunication condition from the scan tool. Sometim... Trouble codes: P0100, P0340, P0731, P0733
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L compressor VIN: 1N4AL11DO3
this is a manuel a.c. All fuses are good. If I tap on the a.c. relay the compressor will come on. This is the relay in the relay-fuse box under the hood on the passenger right front side. It is the relay next to the fuel pump relay. I contacted Nissan and they...
1999 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 3.4L Suspension VIN: 1G3NF12E9X
this car came in with a clunking noise from the front right wheel area. We could not find any specific "Wear" marks. We have replaced the wheel bearings, the struts, and upper strut mounts. Then the TSB said there could be a noise from the lower control arm, s...
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...
2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L Misfire, dies VIN: 1G3WH52H51
This car runs very good 99% of the time, butevery so often when cruising on the road it will skip or miss fire a couple of times after driving about five or so miles, then my run fine the rest of the day, and now in the laste few weeks it sometimes just dyes g...

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2000 Acura TL 3.2L audio VIN: 19UUA5668Y
I used the alternator B+ plug and housing. I connected the jumper wires to the extra battery. I was not sure if it works through the cigarette plug. Using extra battery and fuse box or alternator plug is the best way. Thank you guys.
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Body Vibrati VIN: WBABK8325T
We have refered this customer(potential customer,She has never been here before)to a local tire store that has a 'Hunter Road Force' machine and at last contact with tire store she is a NO SHOW.The ball is in here court and she has apparently left the game. Th...
1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L air bag VIN: 1G4CW52K2V
I rec to replcae the SIR module. The GM dealer part guy said they could not receive the return for the electronic parts. I frustrated if I could not fix the problem with the replcaing SIR. So I sent the customer to the dealership. I assume they fixed the probl...
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L abs lite on VIN: 3G5DB03E82
Sorry it took so long to post this fix but I wanted to be sure I finally had it.The problem ended up being in the body connector underneath it was not corroded but the female end of the connector was not making a good connection.Why it would not show up on the...
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W4S
Bad injector,ohmed ok,broke down with current flow,new injector unit fixed vehicle,thanks for all the help guys!
1997 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.0L oil pressure VIN: 1GCFG25M1V
Well I am calling this a fix but it is not quite done. The problem as a few people pointed out was the oil pressure relief valve sticking. The new pump was all gummed up with junk. This one is getting a rebuilt motor, the main bearing are spun. The vehicle wil...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Steering VIN: 2GCEK19R8W
Since this is my personal vehicle I only worked on it when time would allow. Several replies on this problem. Some replies suggested raising the fron wheels off of the ground, starting the engine and watching for steering wheel movement. I tried this and could...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1GNCS13WXX
thanks to every one of you,after we tried every resourse available we put mark in the crank pulley with the cylinder#1 in tdc,we turn 180 degrees because # 1 in the rotor is in the oposite side of number 1 is between number 4 and number 2 in the distribuitor c...
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1G1JC5243Y
Hello everyone, I thought I had posted the fix. Vehicle had a bad fuel pump. Thanks to everyone for the input.
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on, Code P0410 VIN: 1GNCT18W51
Thanks for all the replies.Replaced blown Air pump fuse that was under battery & battery tray. Then ran air pump thru scanner; Air pump runs but no change in O2 voltage.Replaced ruptured vacuum diahram that allows air to be pumped into exhaust system.All is go... Trouble codes: P0410 (Secondary Air Injection System).
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Surge, Stall VIN: 1HKE57M382
well 2 idle speed motors later and the problem was solved sorry took so long to close weve been buried thanx again
1998 Dodge Durango 5.2L Head Pressure VIN: 1B4HS28Y3W
I had several responses to change the reciever/drier. I changed the drier and refilled refrigerant.Operation checked system and it checked good.I had several responses on changing the condensor again, but I temp checked the condensor at the input and output an...
1991 Ford Festiva GL 1.3L starts, won't run VIN: KNJPT06H3M
This vehicle is finally fixed. It wasn't a priority repair so it got to the rear burner and then last week my computer went out. All is [...] came up with many suggestions and worked with me all the way thru this job. Some suggestions wer...
2001 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 6.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDXE45S91
Thanks for the help. Come to find out the the aftermarket fuel pump that we installed was defective. We put in a ford pump and filter and all is well Thanks again.
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L front brakes VIN: 1FTNW21F52
majority of you sugested oe pads. we went with oe pads. front and rear. replaced right front caliper. used high temp anti seize on sliders. we are waiting for the costomer to return for an inspection. will update at that time.
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L unknown VIN: 1FTWW33P45
First, thanks to all that took the time to help, particularly Tom [...]. that sent me the TSB that addresses this problem. Basically the problem occurs because the driveline angle is wrong when the trailer load is placed on the bed of the truck. According to the T...
2005 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L vacum actuated hub VIN: 1FTPW14455
SHORT SUMMARY OF HOW TO TEST-start vehicle raise front wheels off of ground, if wheels trun independantly of axles all is good for the moment, if wheels and axles turn check for vacum to hub if no vacum the check solenoid for proper operation. I found that my ...
1995 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GTEC14Z9S
Thanks to ALL who responded.It's a little embarrassing,but our fuel pressure guage was off by 4 psi. the real fuel pressure was 5 psi.There was a split in the hose on the pump itself. The hose was like goo. I have never seen anything like it, except carb clean...
2000 GMC Jimmy Diamond Edition 4.3L 4wd transfer case VIN: 1GKDT13W1Y
I talked to a friend from a Chev dealership and he said he has replaced the 4wd module down in the kick panel for all sorts of weird problems. So I tried a used one and it solved my problem. Thanks for everyone's help.
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Stability VIN: SAJHX1243W
Thank you to all who offered help. We removed the Teves ABS Controller and sent it to BBA Remanufacturing in MA. They were helpful and friendly and I had it back in one week including shipping for $150 which was much better than the $1200 the Jaguar dealer wan...
1991 Jeep Wrangler S 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 2J4FY19P7M
rusty ... thanks for the input ... turns out alldata is one position out on the #1 location ... so i turned the distributor till the leading edge of the window was at the cam sensor (at #1 top dead center on compression) and put #1 on the cap at that location....
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee SE 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: IJ4GZ58SIS
thanks for all the replies the secondary ign has all been replaced plugs/cap/rotor/wires the inside dist wheel was a little loose but compared to another jeep in the shop that ran fine and was only in for brakes it was the same i took a guess and put aq comput... Trouble codes: 54 (no cam sync signal at pcm), 11 (no crank ref signal at pcm).
1998 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1J4FY49S4W
Thanks for all your help turned out to be the TPS, as a few of you said, but it took some time to catch the glitch on the scanner, as most time it was working, As the engine warmed up, heating the TPS then it started to act up, that is when i saw the problem o...
1995 Mazda Miata 1.8L Surge, Cuts out, Pulsation VIN: JM1NA3536S
Two replies with suggestions for secondary voltage and cam timing. I found that the 5.18V on the open throttle switch had now become 8V!!! I unplugged the tps and the voltage did not change-PCM right? I wanted to double check before throwing a PCM at it so I p...
2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L O/D flashing,Odometer not working,Not shift to Ove VIN: JM1BJ2226Y
This one is FIXED. Basically, problem from bad connections but I don't know exactly which one. I just removed, looked, clean,applied dielectric grease for connections which I think moisture may get into. Areas I went thru : Remove fuse box under the hood,no ob...
2002 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L Unknown VIN: 1YVGF22C52
sorry for delayed close , as one reply noted we did duplicate noise on lift by power braking and were able to lock the brakes on either front brake but noise come from transaxle differential area. used trans 1,000 -1,200 plus r&r. custermer took to trans. shop...
2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Shifting VIN: JM7BK32685
Thanks to all who replied, this one really got me all wired up in the end. Special thanks to Dave from NYC I went with his openion and changed the Position Indicating Switch and reflashed the ECM and finally the problem is gone and today delivered the vehicle....
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start, VIN: 4JGAB54EXW
Most everyone said the crankshaft sensor was bad. I replaced it and I have not heard anything back. Thanks for all the help. Glenn
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L service msg VIN: WDBRF40J85
Thanks for the replies from Larry,Greg,Vince and Nicholas. Basically the procedure listed in AllData for resetting is incorrect. I use the procedure that Nicholas and Greg sent me and all is well. Thanks again, Don
1992 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L speedometer VIN: 2MECM74W6N
I got a nice little list of places that sell or repair speedos. I only contacted one and that was Southern Speedometer in Florida, and he could sell me a repaired one. What I did to fix this one was dissasemble an old speedo I had replaced on another Mercury y...
2001 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Unknown VIN: 2MEFM75W11
With all the great replys on how this system works by the fact the cycling switch is the main factor. The fix was to recover the freon and fill up to factory specs, by the way it was over filled the next was to replace the cycling switch with a factory one. Th...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge VIN: JN1CA21D0T
guys upon further investigation i found the computer thought the eng temp was 260 degrees.when in all reality it was 195-200 originally i thought this wouldnt cause this problem.we unplugged the cts sensor and the computer subistituted a value of 140 degrees a...
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L starter VIN: JN1CA21D2V
Thank you all who replied. Those who said it was the ignition switch were dead on. I couldn't have done it without all of your combined experience. It sure gives you confidence to move ahead on a repair when you recieve simmilar answers from top techs. Thanks ...
1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3GR62C7S
The fourth replacement computer was the charm. The GM dealer where I got the other three indulged me with one more. Before I installed it I checked the integrity of the feeds and grounds again, and I installed each previous computer and observed that each had ...
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1G3WHS2H0Y
We replaced the Mass Air Flow sensor and all is well. The car immediately ran strong with no more hesitation. Thanks for all the replies & I appologize for the delay in closing. Thanks Again
1993 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L reverse VIN: 1G2WH54TOP
Thanks for the 6 replies to this post. Most helpful was Brad [...] who helped me verify that the low/rev. clutch pak was the problem. A drop into low at about 30 mph should have caused some resistance. It didn't. He and others suggested that we drop the pan...
1990 Subaru Liberty 2.2L cooling system VIN: JF2BC7BROE
Sorry for the delay,most hit the nail on the head fix was a blown head gasket,heads checked and machined new gaskets and all is well,thank you to all the replied.
1995 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L No Start, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2GK12E8S
I got three returns and they started to make me think and talking to a friend so I started all over I cleared codes and tryed to get it to reset them with no luck and it still would not start so I rechecked cam sensor ,wires, conectors and found nothing so sta... Trouble codes: P0340, P1300.
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWB21CXXM
Hello group. I would like to thank all who replied to my help request. Randy,Charles,Atul,Jared,Nicholas,Peter,Johnny,GKROGERS,Ran dy R.Mark,David,Don,Robbie,Brian,and Mark [...]. all replies were very helpfull. It turns out that the first airflow meter we purchase... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M41
thanks to all who replied, put a mass air flow meter in it, at wot now well over 100g/s 4 days and counting since we fixed it and haven't heard a word from the customer. thanks again Trouble codes: P1152.
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