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2001 Audi A6 2.7L inst cluster
found tsb on epc light coming on and setting codes for mil and drive by wire throtbody it says to log in and put in 1027 for value but that did not work!car runs great! dealer has had car for a month!they reset and it sets same codes every time just like tsb s...
1997 BMW 318i 1.9L airbag light VIN: WBABH732XV
Good morning BMW techs.The airbag light is on in this car.I have retrieved the codes and I have a code 5,Drivers belt tensioner firing circuit faulty.Alldata has no info on this system I am pretty sure it needs a seat belt latch but I am checking just to make ...
1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52L8S
This Buick came in for mil light on and speedometer in op. The code is PO502. Replaced new vss, cleared code and test drive, still speedometer/odometer not moving, transmission shifting normal at first, then all of a sudden, tranny act up like free or neutral ... Trouble codes: P0502
1995 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Cooling fans VIN: 1G4AH55M8S
This Century is blowing the fuse for the cooling fan relay control circuit, the one the ecm grounds to turn on the fans. It is a 10 amp fuse located behind the fuse block in the glove box. I saw a few posts about the fuse location, but I could not find any thi...
1994 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L transmission VIN: 1G6EL12Y5R
Hi everyone! I have this cadillac here that is having intermittent electrical concerns. There was quite a few codes in this car when it came and most of them have to do with serial data problems. We have Code 47 which is BCM to PCM serial Data Problem, Code 10...
2002 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L climate control VIN: 1G6KS54Y52
Hello all and thank you in advance for your help. The SLS deville has great a/c but will not blow out panel on the drivers side. Mode selection appears to work properly. I can get hot and cold air from the floor but when switched to panel no air comes from ven...
1966 Chevrolet corvette 350CID adding power steering
Have a good long time client, and this little vette as won show after show. Well, client injured his wrist and would like to put power steering on the car. There are several kits out there through corvette specialty magazines. Has anyone done this add on? What...
1988 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L ign power to coil,etc. VIN: 2GCFK29K0J
no start, missing ign. power to tb, coil, module, fuel pump relay. Coil fires independently. fuel pump works. known good pickup module and known good ecm. have 5 volt ref and 12 v ign to acc like radio,blower motor etc. no codes in ecm. ecm flashes code 12. an...
1988 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCDC1472J
hi all This one is for all you gm techs. this probelm has been going on for about 2 years now. the truck is in fair shape and runs generally perfect. accept the first minute and a half of operation. in that time the vehicle runs lean the point of it back firi... Trouble codes: 034 (map sensor circuit signal voltage low high vacuum)
1989 Chevrolet R2500 Suburban Scottsdale 7.4L Hesitation VIN: 1GNGR26N5K
Hope some one has seen and found A good repair for my problem, The T B I shaft or the T BI housing is worn to the point that the Throttle plate is draging on the throttle body, Car quest said they had A repair kit But it was for the top end of the T B I I che...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GNDT13W1Y
Ok GM techs I am asking for some help here.. I have been working on this vehicle for way too long now. When I first drove this unit I had the feeling it was starving for fuel. I checked the fuel pressure 58 psi. The fuel filter had just been changed by the cus...
2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L stearing VIN: 1G1ND52J8Y
Ok I am working with 2 malibu's they are a year apart.Both are making the same noises and both I can find any loose parts.The both make a clunking noise that sound's just like a chrystler stab link's going slow like 35 to 40 mph over sharp short bumps.The both...
2000 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WH55K1Y
Good challange here. The customer has had this problem since fall of "04. Flickering MIL and the car will shut off. *NO scan data! It will not restart for 40-60 seconds. If you try to restart, it fails to enable starter relay erraticly, it backfires and tries ... Trouble codes: U1016 (in other modules--no communication to pcm)
2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, hard start
Hello all. Sorry I do not have the VIN avail. I am sending this from home and did not know I needed it. This van was in last week for hesitation and lacks power. I drove it and noticed a lack of power and was thinking fuel problem. I scanned it and it had no c...
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L a/c drain/seal VIN: 1GNDS13S34
does any one know where the a/c drain is on this trailblazer? im thinking its behind the firewall(kinda like the grandcheerokees) im leaking water into the pass floor and im trying to find the drain to ck it out if any one has found any water leaks in pass flo...
1990 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L hydraulics VIN: 1C3XY66R9L
I bought this car (great body, awesome interior) for cheap with blown rear brake lines. I replaced the lines from the prop valve back to the whl cyls including the flex hoses and whl cyls. I pressure bled the rear and had a low pedal with poor braking power. I...
1997 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2C3HD56F1V
Hellow group, Well, it's not so good a day when we have to ask for help on another one of these "cars from hell". We've got a 97 Concord with a 3.5 v-6 that has this intermittent cutting out at various driving conditions and also will stall at idle. There does... Trouble codes: P1391
1998 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Dash Panel Lighting and Gear Selector indicator (P VIN: 4C3AU52N2W
I Need A wiring Schematic or information to help resolve an issue with the interior Dashboard and gear selector lights being inop. Information on the power flow of the circuits, splices and relevant inforamtion would be highly appreciated. If someone can provi...
1995 Dodge Stealth 3.0L srs VIN: JB3XD44S3M
Hi all this car sat in shop and battery went dead and now the SRS light is on and i need to know how to clear low voltage code with out a scan tool
1995 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L Electronic VIN: 1B3EJ56H3S
This car came in with code 41 in the tcm,check wiring from tcm to trans solenoids,checks ok,I even removed wiring and visually inspected ok,followed mitchell diagnoises,everything checks ok,replaced solenoid pack road tested car ok,customer takes car and it ac...
1998 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L engine/radiator VIN: 1B7MF33D4W
Need some help with this diesel getting oil in radiator and can't seem to find where it is coming from.checked the oil cooler and replaced the gaskets had the head checked. ran for a couple of days and oil is still getting in the radiator.i am wondring if any ...
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L suspention clunk turnning left VIN: 1B7KF2366W
this customer had brought this truck to us for a clunking noise only turnning left. he stated that he has had the track bar replaced 4 times prior to bringing to us. twice while still under the factory warranty. upon inspection we found sure enough that the tr...
1998 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L clutch VIN: 3B7MF36DXW
This truck has a chatter that does not happen on initial clutch engagement but more on full engagement. primarily in reverse but some in first. Will not chatter in any other gear. Only from stop
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L oil light VIN: 1D3BM25Y2W
has anyone experienced this
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 3B7HF13Y11
This Truck is one of our own(thank God not a customers car) Have had a steady problem with cold start. Hard start, Miss fire, speratic idle, surge, no power if trying to move vehicle. lasts about 1 minute solid and then cleans itself right up. Have done all th...
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L bearings VIN: 3D7MU48D93
Hello everyone,what I have here is a dodge 3500 4x4 and i am trying to replace the ball joints.The problem is that the hubs are so tight in the knuckles.I know you dodge guys have this problem all the time and I would like to know how do you guys get this thin...
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 5.7L re-engineer VIN: 1D7HU18D44
Howdy all, Dodge folks, I need a hand. This 2004 pickup landed in my lap. At some point in the past, someone saw fit to install a complete engine in this truck, I can only assume it was used. After some searching it has been determined that this engine is fro...
1972 Ford MUSTANG 351CID Misfire VIN: 2F04H14828
Hello, This should be a simple request. I need the correct firing order for this mustang. It has a 351 cleveland in it. ALso if you can let me know the correct position for #1 on the distributor cap. Thank You
1986 Ford F-250 6.9L No Start VIN: 18CPA02500
this diesel is very hard starting in the am.the customer states he must hold in the schrader vavle on the fuel filter assembly to bleed out the air until fuel comes out, then it will start. if not it will crank for ever. i removed the f. filter after sitting o...
1995 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10A9S
This Ford Ranger has a hard code PO340 Cam Position Circuit Fault. I own a Mobile Reprogramming and Testing Service, and shop owners call me out only after they have days or weeks invested into a Fix. In this case 3 weeks and much blood. The Ranger runs good, ... Trouble codes: P0340
1995 Ford Windstar 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMDA51425
this windstar came in with a customer complaint of a misfire. the heads had recently been done and the crankshaft replaced.vehicle only misfires when setting at idle and warmed up. it is not a consitant miss.does not set code and does not show any count on mod...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, Low Power VIN: 1FTEE1424V
Hello all, Just back to iatn after awhile, Hope someone can help. i have read everything I can find in past fixes and forum but to no avail. Tried hanging myself with droplight but ratchet is too weak. This is a fleet van used for deliveries, we have been main... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Sensor Circuit fault)
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L broken blend door VIN: 1FEEX17L5E
Hi guys IATN has been a great source of information, I've been lucky enough to be able to find all the weird fixs in the data base. I guess this time I need to see if there is any one that knows of a short cut to replacing the blend door without removing the w...
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L no engine braking VIN: 1FAFP52S6W
Got one for you Ford guys. Customer came in for no engine braking. Checked for codes and found none.Test drove car and found that when you take your foot off the gas, you just keep going like the cruise is on, but it will eventually start going down. It idles ...
1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: 2FAKP113XW
After installing OEM new Ford parts, pulleys,tensioner and belt. Timing according to proper proceedure. Test run of 5 miles, towed back in with broken belt. Did job over. 75 miles later, same thing.Called Ford for help, one fellow suggested a smaller idler pul...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L Engine VIN: 3FAFP1132W
Hello all. This Escort has an intermittent noise, sounds like a whining e.g. belt or pulley, thatís been ongoing for about a year now. Initially thought it was the belt, which I replaced (Twice) to no avail. Since then, itís been to two other shops and no one ...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L possible trans VIN: IFMZU34X8X
I got this one after an other shop install new frnt hub brgs and did not fix problem .I test drove and confirmed complant feels like ignition problem ,while on acceleration feels like bumping feel seem more so after warm ,performed good tune up and problem sti...
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP4041Y
this vehicle came in with a wandering idle. replaced idle air contol motor with factory part. retested idle control it was ok. customer picked up vehicle and returned within 3 hours, tapping on iac reduced idle to normal spec. replaced iac again thinking it wa...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Steering VIN: 1FTNW21F4Y
this truck jumped a fire hydrant tearing up the p/s cooler and core support. customer drove truck with no p/s fluid. sent truck to body shop for core support replacement. truck cam back with pump whining. added fluid did not help. a quarter turn of the steerin...
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L turn signals VIN: 1FAFP34P61
Greetings, Turn signals work fine but do not cancel. I went to my local Ford dealer to look at a new switch and see how it works. The new switch has a small black tab that appears to engage in the air bag clock spring to cancel the turn signals. I put the new ...
1991 GMC C1500 Sierra 5.0L Hesitation VIN: GTDC14HXMZ
I have a California Fish and Game vehicle that was brought to our shop to diagnose a failed smog inspection. It failed due to ignition timing being advanced - 15 degrees btdc, spec is TDC. When timing is set to TDC, the vehicle has a severe hesitation. I have...
1994 GMC C2500 Suburban 6.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKGC26F4R
Hello all, Symptom is on cold start engine starts ok, but misses. Step down on the throtle and nothing happens. Can watch scan data(Modis 6.2) and see TPS voltage sweeping properly but injection pump not responding. Once it starts to warm up it gradually gain... Trouble codes: 36
2000 GMC Savana 1500 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 1GKFG15RXY
Intermittent belt squeak, new alternator; 2 times. New tensioner; 2 times. New belt; 2 times. Idler pulley replaced. Sounds like "light belt squeak" When turning AC on, noise goes away, but returns when AC is turned off. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1HGED354XM
This car was towed in, stalled while driving, cranks but won't start. I found that it had no spark, pulled the cap off and found the base of the rotor melted. Installed a new cap and rotor, engine started and ran. I sold spark plugs too because they were worn,...
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJJA42C4Y
Car was towed in, new customer. Starts up fine & runs good until starting to drive off. CEL comes on & TRAC not available & ASC not available & failsafe engine mode messages show on display. It sounds as if the engine is running on 4 cyls. scanned & got cod... Trouble codes: 0121 (throttle pot out of range)
1989 Jeep Wrangler 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2J4FY29T9K
Jeep will not idle unless you hold the choke closed a little. Runs good while driving until you come to stop. I know it must be a vaccum leak but I haven't found the problem yet,there are two idle solenoids, one controls air in the carb the other controls thro...
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L air ride control VIN: 1LMFM92V4W
followed dtc diagnostics, Used snapon modis, code 5 came up, said to test signal and voltage at each sensor, and watch for change as each plugged back in in sequence, lf, rr, then rt frt, results were good and said module faulty, 350+ later, now system is shut...
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L No Start VIN: JMITA22IXS
installed a new dist still a no start.there is no power to coil side at connector.where does the power come from, the ecm or thru the dist back to the ecm.
1996 Mazda MX-6 LS 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1YVGE31D8T
originally it came in running real bad.checked fix database found one about replacement tune up parts, changed wires and cap now it runs better but still had a big mis/hesitation on throttle snap. lt trim is -10 one side and -7 on the other. gas readings were ...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L all gauges VIN: WDBGA51G7V
i just replaced pads and rotors on this vehicle 2 days ago and the customer picked up yesterday. he brought the car back today saying i messed up his dash(what a supprise).the problem is the tach is stuck at 1200 rpms and the speedo is stuck at 35 mph. all the...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L 2-3 upshift delay VIN: WDBNG75J51
The owner of this car began complaining that the car started holding in gear when he started out. I suggested he was feeling the programmed in feature where it delays upshifts for the first minute or so to heat the catalysts up. Owner considered this and drov...
2002 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L Air Bag VIN: WDBJF83J01
Help! I need some assist on this benz. The customer came in with an air bag light complaint but when I checked there was no light. I was able to pull code B1315 , auto child seat occupancy recognition( passenger side). I had a helper sit in the passenger seat ...
1994 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: 1N4BU31RC1
Car is back after it's second failure (fast failure)... I was curious if the knock sensor code (bad sensor customer refused to replace becuase of cost) is effecting the timing causing high NOx... or if I could have a mecanical problem (timing chain is a little... Trouble codes: 34 (Knock sensor circuit)
1994 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GHDT13W0R
This one comes back to haunt us every couple of months.Has no midrange power-falls flat when accelerating.Surges badly.Acts like it's running out of fuel.The 02 voltage drop to 0 as the problem happens.Fuel volume appeared good although I couldn't find a spec ...
1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L traction control VIN: 1G3NL52TXX
ETS shuts off by it`s self,no codes,no problems found with brake system. Does not happen a lot,10 mile test drive yesterday it happened once,there is a TPS code(PO122),but it working fine at this time,when ETS acted up the TPS was reading ok. Any help would be...
2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: YS3EF48Z21
Perhaps this is something that some of you Saab techs have seen. These same symptoms on a 2.3 usually mean a bad throttle body, but this is the first 3.0L V6 we've seen with same symptoms. Are throttle bodies a problem like the four cyl. cars? Trouble codes: P1231 (p1251-), P1251
1997 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS2GB41W41
This little Suzuki Esteem has an intermitent problem that cause the MIL lamp to come on. We have gone through the usual checks from the gas cap all the way to the engine there are no bad vacuum hoses, poor connections or obvious visual problems. Testting of so... Trouble codes: P0440
1994 Toyota Tercel STD 1.5L Cuts out, Hard Restart VIN: JT2EL46S1R
Customer states after driving for a while the car dies out at times, it will restart and other times they will have to wait for approx. 20 min. then it will restart. Let run in shop, turned it off, went to restart, it won't start. Get tools together, go to res...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 4T1BG22K2X
I am working on a 1999 toyota camry with a 2.2 liter. Whenever it hits 4000 rpm it cuts out like a misfire. It will act up under any conditions as soon as it gets to 4000, even in park. Fuel pressure is good and all readings are normal on our scanner as far as...
2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L compressor VIN: JTEHH20V72
Hi guys, this is my first request for help. Vehicle came in for no a/c operation. Hooked up gauges, pressure appox. 80 psi on both sides. This is a manual system. I have read about relay failures on auto systems causing problems but cannot find said relay on t...

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1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L fuel gauge VIN: 1G4HP52K2V
The fix on this one was to bend the arm up for the float. The resistance readings on both unit were within in specification,but after looking at the design the float was going below the fuel strainer so out of the car we had a full swing on the gas gauge but i...
2001 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Wheel Balance VIN: 1G6KS54Y01
Thanks to all that replied. This was a used vehicle we sold but the customer has not brought it back. There is a GM bulletin about the lower control arms that seemed to fit my symptoms. Thanks again to all that replied.
2003 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G6KD54Y43
thank you all. the induction service had removed enough carbon from the intake that the vacuum leak at the rubber boot between the throttle body and intake became very obvious. replaced boot, intake gaskets and throttle body gasket for a successful fix. Trouble codes: P0171 (p0174-), P0174 (p0300-), P0300 (p1574-), P1574 (testing and results).
1992 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall
This Blazer seems to be fixed. We installed a Delco Reman ECM and now it's been a few weeks and it's still running ok. The Delco reman could have had better drivers in it, because it still is working. There was no ringing with this ECM on the injector wave for...
1994 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2G1FP22S7R
Based on the customer feedback this problem is fixed. I ran BG's three step induction cleaner through the system and the customer said after about 3 days the car runs great, stronger and smoother than before. Just another example of the dynamics difference bet... Trouble codes: 77 (Digital EGR Solenoid 3 Error).
1995 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Differential VIN: 1GNFK16K1S
thanks for all the replies.most mentioned transfer case switch.Bingo replaced all set.
1996 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Moisture VIN: 1G1YY22P2T
Well guys, some of you were right on the money. We all pretty much knew that the was a moisture problem, but we really didn't know how it was getting in the distributor. What we found was what was suggested by several of you... the vent system was clogged. We ...
1997 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L down shift VIN: 1GCGK24R2V
Thanks to all the members who replied. We test drove the vehicle numerous times and was able to get the vehicle to act up only on a forced down shift. We read a TSB that described a loss of 4th gear and busy 3-4 shifting or TCC cycling TSB#77-71-77. This descr...
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L shift cable VIN: 3GNEC16T41
The transmission had been replaced or repaired a few months earlier. I studied the situation over and over comtemplating how to make the cables connect in the middle. Then I decided to reverse the detent lever to make the knob face the inside. It worked perfec...
1989 Dodge D100 Custom 5.2L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, LOADS UP ON FUEL VIN: 1B7FE06Y6K
Hi, the truck is now fixed. Thanks so much for the helpfull suggestions I recieved. The idle speed control motor was shorted to ground and caused all the problems I described.
2000 Dodge Dakota 4.7L No Start, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, VIN MISMATCHED VIN: 1B7GL22N3Y
Thank you for the help it is finally fixed, we are lucky insurance is paying this bill that's a bonus. We finally received another computer from a different location the dealor had the previleage of installing the third computer and everything is ok, from what...
2000 Dodge Intrepid ES 2.7L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HH56U3Y
Thank you everyone for the help.Yes PCM was defective.DTC601:Internal controller operation is monitored with ignition on.DTC will set in PCM memory when PCM senses internal checksum for software faild and does not march calculated value.Possible cose for DTC t... Trouble codes: 601 (internal pcm failure).
2004 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L power lock keyless entry VIN: 1B3ES56C74
Well after reviewing all my replies I came up with the conclusion we had a shorted actuator, Checked power and grounds all were good . but on this car all the actuators were shorted which meant each latch had to be replaced to fix properly (they were totally j...
1989 Ford F-350 XL 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDKF37H6K
sorry it took so long to close this but i have not repaired this one yet thanks to all who replied. i have been on and off of this project when we have the time and room in the shop. i have replaced pumps and double checked fuel pressure,checked tps,ect,all se...
1996 Ford Mustang 3.8L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP4046T
Hi Guys, Thank you for all of the responses. The vacuum at cruise was right, at 10-12 in. At idle 18 in. The fix ? 3 bad spark plugs. What really threw me was that the H.C. didn't really raise much when loading the vehicle on the dyno. Also, the kv readings on... Trouble codes: P0305.
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L clutch VIN: 3FALP653XW
Ok, I replaced the compressor again, there was a rivet that was hitting the outter plate of the clutch, metal shavings were everywhere inside the clutch. When I replaced the compressor with a new Ford unit the clutch operation was quiet. There was another prob...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5247X
thank you to everyone that took the time to help when the customer can tie the vehicle up i will have at it again the ford tsb says it all! now i understand why every time we had the vehicle here it would perform like it should and readings were all good. iatn... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W8X
It was the alternator putting out too much radio frequency interference, which interfered with the right front oxygen sensor, causing it to go open. One of the replies suggested Ford might be able to reprogram the computer. We took the vehicle to the Ford deal... Trouble codes: P0135.
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L rf speaker VIN: 2FMZA534XY
im sorry, i could have sworn i closed this request. anyway,after selling radio r&r for evaluation . i proceeded to remove radio and noticed lots of rattling inside radio case. disassembled radio to find 7 cents and a key.after relaying this info to customer, s...
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L air bag VIN: 1FAFP33P33
it turned out to be the modeul it was on backorder for 2 weeks reprogamed new mod all is well apperantly there is problems with this does seem that the belt being unplugged pior to the crash had something to do with it i wish customers would be hones...
1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L no spark or fuel VIN: 1HGCB7659L
The ecu was not getting power to it from the yellow/black wire.Checked power from main relay okay,that is were the ecu gets it power from.Customer didnt want to pay to check wire harness to find open.Requested that we run a new wire from relay to ecu.Ran wire ...
1999 Hyundai Elantra GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJF25F9X
at this time customer has not returned thanks for the help if they do i will provide more details PETER Trouble codes: 1624 (no information available).
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Brake pressure VIN: SAJNV4842K
All of the replies indicated that the problem was not likely to be associated with the code I pulled. After testing the pump with a direct feed and getting positive results, I began working my way back through the circuit: from the relay to the pump, there was...
1994 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Electronic VIN: SAJHXQ747R
Thanks for the 3 replies. I had covered the usual suspects & the concensus was to ship to a dealer with a JDS tester. THanks again guys. John
1988 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L transfer case grinding VIN: JCMT7891JT
I don't remember the spring being on the shift fork you told me about so I'm waiting on the customer to bring back the vehicle.
1994 Mazda Protege LX 1.8L trans leaking VIN: JM1BG2269R
thanks everyone for the help. the repair was fairly simple. I was told to warm engine to operating temp so that the gasket would come apart easier. it did. i lowered the trans from mount and had just enough room to pull the pump back about an inch and scrape...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 230E .0L window motor VIN: WDB1232231
Thanks to all who replied. It turned out to be the relay which is behind the cluster. A special thanks to Steve Wheeler for all the info he shared over the phone. He was very informative and helpful. I made 2 small hooks about 1/4' long with about a 6' handle ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L trunk latch VIN: WDBRF64J12
thanks for all the feed back. every body hit it on the head. all the wires moved over one position, leaving #1 hole empty. thanks again!!!
1994 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Surge, Stall VIN: 1MELM50U2R
Thanks guys. Kinda forgot about my post, but fixed it no problem. Rocked vehicle back and forth HARD and it surged when motor moved forward. Wire was laying on manifold shorting out. Thanks again.
1997 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L 1-2 3-4 shifts VIN: 1MELM65L4V
Thanks to all who replied. It turned out to be a torn 2-4 band. I failed to replace it when I rebuilt the trans 8000 miles ago. I also installed a transgo shift kit to prevent run away line pressure (not related to band failure). I was able to replace the band...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Won't shift, check engine light Code P0720 VIN: JN1CA31DXY
Thank you for all your replies. I think this one is fixed. According to replies problem is very common: mainly from 2 problems : 1/ Connectors needs to be clean. 2/Sensor needs to be replaced. This case I removed wiring harness connectors clean and replace. Te...
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L compressor VIN: 1N4AL11DO3
Hi, all. Got a few replies, but no fixes, besides buying the 'box'. I took the fuel pump relay(same numbers) and swapped it with the a.c. relay and the car would not start. So I took the box out and took it apart and checked it over, didn't see any problems, b...
1997 Oldsmobile LSS 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G3HY52K1V
WELL, WELL, WELL. ANOTHER new key and tumbler fixed this one. first one (delco) only lasted 20k! here are the details: when i originally ohm checked the tumbler (with the key in) we had a valid reading of 1165 ohms. this we discovered later was done at a MOMEN...
2000 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1P3ES46C5Y
Thanks for everyone that quickly replied. Alot of replied state most likly the timing may have jumped a tooth which is common on this vehice. I did check the timing mark. There was a plastic cover on the top of the timing cover unfortunately i was unable to se...
1977 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera 3.0L All VIN: 9307700478
I would like to thank Peter, Rick, Frank and Robert [...] ended up calling Mitchell and sining on to the Premier 'expantion' to my program. As Rick pointed out much of the info was crossed to a 911. The public library took care of the rest. Thanks again!
1987 Porsche 911 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WPOEA0938H
Many thanks to all who responded and Yes indeed the problem was a bad fuel distributor, I got a rebuilt unit from Special T Auto.Com and the car now runs very well with no sign of oscillation from air flap. Thanks again to all who took the time to respond.
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Unknown VIN: YS3EF48E4Z
Thank you all!! We pulled both half shafts and took apart the inner cv driver to inspect. We did not see or feel the normal wear we see on the Saab 900 and 9-3. We where thinking axle but really wanted some input from the pro's. We suggested the customer repla...
1989 Toyota Supra Turbo 3.0L engine VIN: JT2MA71J2K
This supra is on the road now we finally got the toyota bearrings. I made a mistake on my post the rods called for number 3 and the mains called for 2 and 3, from what i was told thats the way they came from factory 2 and 3 bearrings. we basically installed a ...
1992 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JT3AC11RON
Tried all of the suggestions with about a 50% improvement I believe due mastly to EGR components. Customer declined further repairs due to cost and age of vehicle. Thanx to all.
1982 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 2.0L No Start, Cuts out
thanks to all who replied as many of you suggested i replaced the fuel pump relay assy. and by-passed the idle unit customer has been driving for two weeks over 100 miles daily and all is good thanks again for your help. customer is coming next week to replace...
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