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1999 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Not sure VIN: 1G4HP52K1X
The car makes the noise when you turn right only and sound like it is on the right side.It is kind of a tinny noise. If you do circles it will keep making the noise we got under the hood did circles with a stethascope listened to about every thing under the ho...
2001 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WS52J71
I did a cylinder head gasket about a year ago on this vehicle because intake manifold gasket was leaking into cylinder. Today vehicle came back for multiple problems. Customer complain vehicle misfire during accleration, lost of power, and delayed shifting. I ... Trouble codes: P0300
1998 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance 4.6L compressor VIN: 1G6KE54Y1W
thanks all for your time i have an 1998 caddy that we installed new compressor drier and orface tube the customer complained of loosing charge after 1 week hooked gauges up and found system to be over charged recharged system to specs and found low side pressu...
1994 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 6.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTEC19S4R
Looking for some info on how to get the fsd calibration pack out of the fuel solenoid driver on hte side of the pump. We are going to install a remote fuel solenoid driver on the intake with a new module. It is the main problem with these injector pumps on gm ... Trouble codes: 35 (pulse injection error)
1994 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban Silverado 5.7L unknown VIN: 1GNEC16K4R
My wife picked up son said it didnt really get stuck in the gravel (?) Full of clean fluid. Makes noise at times in all gears and just now in park. Had to rev it up to engage reverse with a clunk. Its a 2 wheel drive. What could it be? converter? or electronic...
1995 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC1248S
The vehical came in for a dieing condition.Cel on.Attemped to scan computer, scanner wouldnt power up, Found blown fuse. Replaced fuse, now scanner works, 3 codes, 13 o2 senser ckt open ,shorted or bad 33 map sensor too high 27 quad driver b fault tested th... Trouble codes: 27 (quad driver b fault)
1996 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L a/c control pannel VIN: 2GCEC19R8T
I keeps shorting out the a/c control unit. I've used my power probe and acuated all the door acuator(blend door, tempeture door, front mode door) they all seem to work correctly. We've also replaced a few of the control pannels because they keep shorting out. ...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L heater/ac blower fan VIN: 1GNDT13W2T
The high speed fan cutting out momentarily has been an intermittant problem for a couple of years. The blower motor has been replaced twice as has the switch panel. The fan usually stops then immediately comes back on. When I've replaced the blower motor or th...
1998 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L 3-4 shift VIN: 2G1WL52M2W
2-3 shift seems normal. 3-4 shift will only shift at 4500 rpms or greater. If let up on gas pedal will shift right away. Note the 1-2 shift solenoid does not shift on scan tool from off to on until let up on gas pedal. Question is? Is the trany being told not ...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19R9W
this truck has a misfire-rough road code. Going through data stream it is #5 continually misfiring. Changed plug and wire. Have constant spark and idles the same with the wire off.Today pulled off the upper intake and reconnected the fuel and wiring to the inj... Trouble codes: 300 (misfire)
2003 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L drive train VIN: 1GNEL19XX3
Hello Fellow techs, I have run across an unusual hard to diagnoise vibration. This van is a AWD Chevy Astro Van. It will begin at 60 mph and higher. Will continue to be preseant when shifted onto neuteral.Deacceleration or braking combinations have no effect. ...
1997 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L No Start VIN: 1C46PS4L7T
Van came in on a hook. Battery dead and no start. Jumped and engine cranks. Engine tries to start but won't. Found no spark to 2 plugs. Replaced coil now have spark to all plugs but still won't start. I have 1.5 inches vacuum while cranking and HC is 179,000 ...
1999 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L steering gear VIN: ZC3HD46J6X
This concorde has slack in the left inner tie rod my concern is i have heard that chrysler has had some problems with this steering gear and at times the problem have been with inner tie tie rod bushing which require a special tool to install , this carhas a v...
1999 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD46J8X
This one has got me stumped. Car starts and runs fine for about an hour to an hour and a half. While driving at highway speeds, engine will start to miss fire and set a misfire code, then die. After waiting for a half hour the car will restart and run perfectl... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L engine bearings VIN: 1C3EL55U81
this car was bought by one of my customers knowing it had antifreeze in the crankcase. The leak is probably either the waterpump or the intake manifold gasket. My question is will antifreeze mixed with the motor oil affect the engine bearings like the chevys f...
2001 Chrysler LHS 3.5L converter? VIN: 2C3HC56G01
Have codes 700 & 740 recurring, we replaced the solonoid pack (internal) for this problem, did not fix it...takes about a week for the MIL to come on...vehicle seems to drive fine. Our flow chart says Torque converter malfunction..we are out of answers, Help! ...
1997 Dodge Caravan LE 3.3L abs VIN: 2BGP44RXVR
Good morning; I have a 97 caravan that seems to manufacture air in the brake system. We replaced master cyl in February and it was a litle hard to bleed, after driving with a good brake pedal, if the car sat over night the pedal would be low and we would be ab...
1997 Dodge Caravan 3.0L engine VIN: 2B4FP253XV
need help finding oil leak please.van came in with oil leaking badly from front of motor.cleaned with brake clean.looked to me like it was comming from crank shaft seal.since pan gasket was also seaping i replaced it as well.finished job to find oil leak was s...
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L tcc lockup VIN: 3B7KC22DOW
Hi guys, this truck is driving me crazy. This truck goes in & out of lock-up,around 40-50mph, just as described by many other posts. I replaced the tps and the problem went away for 2 weeks! The strange thing is that the tach needle jumps very erratically just...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Very low power VIN: 3B7HF1329X
We are Toyota specialists trying to help a friend, so don't be too hard on us. Dodge came to us with a complaint of badly slipping transmission. However, upon a test drive, all indications are that the exhaust is badly plugged. Won't go over 3,000 rpm, loud hi...
1986 Ford F-250 6.9L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YFTHF261C8
Need help on this 6.9 please. I did a valve job due to cracked head. The trouble I am having is its over fueling and missing bad. White smoke out tail pipe. I have check for air in the system with a clear hose and its OK. I have installed new injectors. By pas...
1996 Ford Probe GT 2.5L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVLT22B5T
This cust. has been very patient with me and lets me keep his car for 3 days every time but it fails to act up with me. The problem is that it stalls only on decel with the engine hot and doesnt restart for about 20 min. I replaced the ckp sensor about a month... Trouble codes: P0335
1999 Ford Windstar 3.0L all 4 gauges VIN: 2FMZA51U6X
the 4 gauges that act up are the fuel ga, tach, speedo, & temp, when they act up, they sweep back and forth randomly. the odometer works ok when they are acting up. cleaning ground G304 did not help. i saw them act up the last time that i drove it, after start...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L timing belt VIN: 3FAKP1136X
Hi all, Once again I find myself with a "wont leave"...you know the only thing worse than a "comeback" We took this escort in a couple of weeks ago with a sliced timing belt,at that time we found a seized idler bearing pulley and replaced the timing belt along...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55UXY
On acceleration cold car will buck and surge and set check engine light on. Customer had it to two other shop and both replace the cam sensor. We removed and check the timing but the code still returns. Could it be a pcm??? We have replaced the synchronizer,th... Trouble codes: P0340
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17W92
Help!!! I've removed the ECM & traced wires to no avail. All wiring test good from ECM to respective pigtails. The DPFE sensor has 1.02-1.12 volts with EGR closed. Open the EGR at idle and the DPFE voltage only goes to 2.65v. Spec says it should be 4.5v. What ... Trouble codes: P0403 (EGR Circuit fault)
2003 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L accumulator
The a/c system was low so I filled it and put in dye. Returned a week later with low pressures again and no a/c. Used black light to find major leak where lines go into the accumulator. Removed lines and found no problem with the O rings. Called dealer and the...
2001 GMC Savana 2500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTGG25M11
Hi guys got this GMC van here with these 2 codes I have never seen the P0507 code and I was wondering if anyone else has ever seen it and what do I need to do to repair the vehicle. The random misfire code I am suspecting that the vehicle needs plugs and wires... Trouble codes: P0507, P0300
1991 Honda Accord DX 2.2L ac leaks VIN: 1HGCB7542M
hello honda techs .this honda is leaking freon bad .it leaks all freon out within 4 days .have charged and added leak dye 3 times .searched with light everytime and still not find leak .thanks this car has been in shop for two weeks.
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L abs activity VIN: 1HGCG565XW
abs light intermittant comes on, stores a code in system - 54. clears but returns on driving. abs activity happens at low speed when abs should not be engaging.
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGES16531
This is a strange one. this vehicle was towed to the shop. the vehicle start but dont rev up. the check engine ligth is on but i dont have comunication with the ECM. The security ligth is always flashing. if some one have seen someting like that I wold aprecia...
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L suspension VIN: JNKCV51E13
hi guys got a head scratcher here, over bumps sounds like a bad strut or mount rattle on right front changed both no difference.
1996 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58EXT
Hi, got this rodeo that is running lean. codes are stated above. Its hard starting and when it does it wants to die out at times. When accelaration it bogs out so you have to feather it. The customer states it happened all at one time last sunday. Fuel pressur... Trouble codes: P0137 (o2 sensor low voltage), P1171 (manuf controlled fuel and air metering)
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Stall VIN: SAJHX1243V
This car will sometimes start well when cold, after warm up it will die out when coming to a stop, sometimes immediately, other times I can watch the tach. & see it get lower till it dies. I can give it slight throttle & it will keep running. I replaced the c...
1992 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Speedometer VIN: 1J4FT88S3N
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L evaporator VIN: 1J4GW5852X
Need help with removing dash on above vehicle. Have removed outer dash and found a plastic sub-dash underneath. All screws/clips have been removed yet the piece seems to still be attached in the middle just above the mid-case door. We don't want to break it. W...
2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FA49SX1
Truck came in with erratic oil pressure and clicking lifters. We verified the oil pressure with a mechanical guage and replaced the oil pump. The pump pickup was plugged and the pan full of dark brown sludge. Oil pressure improved but lifters still clicked. Cu... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple misfire), P0305 (misfire 5), P0302 (misfire 2)
2002 Mazda MPV EX 3.0L od light fashes VIN: JM3LW28J82
came in with od light flashing. has no codes. data shows 0%throttle all the time. was at transmission shop the said it has high line pressure. shifts hard. i suspect a bad tcm but i cant be sure. thanks bill
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Blower Motor VIN: WDBHA28EXR
Blower motor is inoperative. Ignition switch, electrical, was replaced and customer states that since then the blower has not worked. Plenty of archived help requests for this manufacturer about blower motor/regulator issues but not much for this C280 system. ...
1993 Mini Mini Cooper 1.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: XC2S1N1063
Hello All! I have an old-style mini-cooper here which we have been scratching our heads over for several weeks. The car starts great and idles very smoothly. It will rev freely for the first 15 to 45 seconds from dead cold, and then will develop a surge above ...
1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 4A3CT64U9M
Hello. Vehicle came to shop not having been run for aproximatly a year due to two problems. The 1st is a idle hunt and dies sometimes at idle -always starts back up. This I diagnoised as a bad isc-one of the coils is open.The 2nd problem is the engine cuts out...
1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31D7V
Hi Guys. This is for the Nissan techs. I have to replace the knock sensor on this 2.4l. Is there a way to remove it without removing the intake manifold? Thanks in advance Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor)
2001 Nissan Quest SE 3.3L not known VIN: 4M2ZV11T61
Car came with a complaint of vibration at freeway speed- he had had a blow aout and had three tires replaced. The tire store recommended shocks and struts. We had all 4 tires balanced, cust reported improvement but still there. We replaced the front struts and...
2001 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start
Thankyou in advance for any help you might have on this. We are second shop in on this car.Car came in with starter removed,customer saw puff of smoke from under hood and smelled an electrical burning smell in the car.Upon inspection we found,starter bench tes... Trouble codes: 1761
1997 Oldsmobile LSS 3.8L Starter VIN: 1G3HY52K5V
Hi all and thanks in advance,This is my wifes car,it has a intermittent no crank/no start. secuity light was staying on while driving.Last time it didn't start there was no power to the purple wire on the starter while atempting to crank.I looked under the das...
1997 Oldsmobile Achieva S 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G3NL52M3V
starter cranks engine fires and dies. instument panel does not power up,daylight running lights do not light up,shift indicator light on consel out. If ignition is left on for five or ten minites every thing lights up starts and runs ok. checked and replaced i... Trouble codes: P1573, P1629, P1641
2002 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 3.4L ABS module VIN: 1G3NF52E62
Hello we rebuilt transaxle assm., unit works well, but "BRAKE" "ANTI-LOCK" and "TRAC OFF" lights came on. Code set in PCM is U1040 Loss of EBCM/EBTCM communication. Also 2 codes set in ABS system: C1254 Abnormal shutdown detected. C1298 PCM class 2 serial data...
1996 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2JB12T5T
I have a sunfire that is beating me up.I have a mil on but I can get a responce from the pcm.I can talk to the bcm and the abs moudule's.I have looked at the pcm connectors and they look good.Thanks for looking
1997 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L No Start VIN: 2G2FV22P3V
this pontiac has a mind of its own it will start sometimes and some days it wont. It came to us this way and we diagonsed the problem to the weak fuel pump we drove the car and we felt this car was done. Well the customer drives the car and this is why Iam ask...
1982 Porsche 924 Turbo 2.0L No Start VIN: WP0AA0933C
The vehicle came in for a no start condition. We let it sit over night and tried to start it and it fired and ran. We drove it for a awhile and ran ok. It had bad wires and plugs. While it was idling in the shop it just died so we found that it lost spark. So ...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: YSBEF48E1X
This vehicle came in at the end of March for an intermitant no start. (see previous repair history) This was differnent than the last time it arrived in November. Last time was a hot soak, whereas this time it occurs after the car is sitting in the sun with th... Trouble codes: P1460 (Immobilizer Acitve)
1986 Toyota Corolla DLX 1.6L No Start VIN: JT2AE86S90
ALRIGHT! WHO WANTS A NIGHTMARE?!?!? We had a guy bring an 86 RWD corolla (originally carburated) in our shop with an ECU and wiring harness out of an 87 corolla RWD plugged into an 89 mr-2 1.6 dohc super charged engine with the super charger removed and a turb...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA23B7Y
Hi there, We have a 2000 VW Passat with an intermittent CEL coming on. We have the code 17536 (Bank 1 mixture adaptation too lean) We checked fuel pressure (OK) we checked for vacuum leaks, we checked the exhaust and secondary air systems, and everything appe... Trouble codes: 17536 (Bank 1 Mixture Adaptation Mult. System Too Lean)
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Misfire VIN: 3VWSG29M11
Car came in with check engine light on,ran good, scanned for codes and found codes to secondary air. I removed engine cover and plug connectors looking for a air leak. While the plus wires were disconnected I cranked the engine by mistake, later i reconnecte...

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1992 Buick Century Special 3.3L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1G4AG54N8N
Thanks again to all who replied! Second reman computer was the final fix. After changing the VSS and getting a change in the scanner vehicle speed reading(went from erratic to steadly reading twice the speedo) wasn't sure what to do next. Changed computer and ...
1995 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Cooling fans VIN: 1G4AH55M8S
I will call this one fixed. The hidden 10 amp fuse powers eight different things. Both cooling fan relays, Crank sensor, Cam sensor, AC clutch relay and AC clutch to name a few. The AC clutch was drawing to much amperage at times, blowing the fuse. When the ec...
1999 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Stall VIN: 2GWF521XX1
thanks to everyone who replied. the customer took her car and hasn't returned so i'm going to call this done. if she returns i'll repost what i find.
1999 Buick Regal LS 3.8L compressor clutch VIN: 2G4WB52K2X
thanks too all that replied you were of great help . the rodent damage was also on the gray wire that feeds the pressure switch near accumulator, there is also a splice of that wire that goes to the fuel evap pressure sensor that was also stored in the memory,...
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W6S
Thanks to all who replied your time is much appreciated. I received the following possible solutions. 1 for bad o2, 1 for intake leaking, 2 for plugged cat, 3 for sell the customer a complete compression test, 5 said they thought it might be a broken valve spr... Trouble codes: P1406.
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W7T
thanks to all who had replied!!. i had installed fuel pump and fuel filter and that had solved the problem. truck starts and drives absolutely outstanding.i had never thought that 7 psi below manufacturers recomended specs would cause so much problem.it is ver... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire detected).
1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2G1WL52M4T
OK thanks for all the replies,Tried water down the intake and top engine cleaner just to make sure it was't carbon,didn't work.Did a compression test and had 0 in #1.Pulled valve cover and #1 intake valve doesn't come all the way up.Dropped a valve guide or se... Trouble codes: P0301, P0300.
2000 Chevrolet K2500 7.4L dome lights,horn VIN: 1GCGK23J6Y
i received 3 thoughtful responses: dimmer dome relay,aftermarket alarm, or wires rubbed/melted together. it turned out that the remote keyless entry (rke) receiver had burned up internally. the dome light and horn are wired through it in order to produce that ...
2000 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, loss of power VIN: 2CNBJ13C2Y
thank you for the replies. 1 out of the 3 replies did give me some information to repair the vehicle. i did not get the information that i was looking for. i tried other scanners to obtain the timing procedure (fixed spark mode), they did not have this functio...
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Excessive Emissions, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13Z42
Thanks to the 9 techs that replied. Sugestions were plugged air filter,ecm,intake gaskets,fuel pressure regulator, injectors, reflash,map sensor,02 sensors and egr. The fix surprisingly was both cats partialy plugged,the weird thing was I didn't catch any weir... Trouble codes: P0101 (maf sensor performance).
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GCJC33184
The injector where the problem . The injectors are under warranty, so the truck went to the dealer. Thanks for all the help.
1991 Dodge Dakota 5.2L Cuts out VIN: 1B7GL23Y8M
Thanks for all the replies. The problem was a corroded wire in the main wire harnass under the relay/fuse block on the left front fender. The replies from Merrill in P.E.I. and George in N.J. about corroded wiring under the washer fluid bottle or drivers side ...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L No Start VIN: 1B4GP74LOX
Sorry it took so long. I'm just now get'n back to work('broken hand',still have cast on). The 4th. 'borowd' PCM worked. New O.E. PCM (by vin #), also worked normaly. Moral of story is, 'USED CHY. PCM'S are a real Crapshoot'! You can possibly whipe out BCM pr...
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L insturment cluster VIN: 3B7KF23681
thanks to all who answered my email. i did fix this vehicle. the problem i found was with the ecm on passenger side of fire wall, found water in conector and also someone had previously at one time or another unplugged the three connectors and bent a pin when ...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L code p0761 VIN: 1FALP52U2T
Hello again everyone! We recieved 6 0r 7 responses on this Taurus and the general consensus was that it usually takes more than the 2.4 hrs allotted and you can run into replacing the valve body. We did pull the side cover and the clip on the forward clutch co...
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L No 12v to compressor clutch VIN: 1FAFP33P8Y
Seems that this wiring is identical to factory. The A/C cut-out relay is located UNDER the battery junction power box, not IN the box as the label reads and all info systems state.Relay was weather contaminated.Replaced the relay and RELOCATED it to battery bo...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP34PX2
we had checked all grounds everything was good but i found some harness connections on top of trans that had some corrosion since this car lives by the shore. i cleaned them up put every thing back together and it seems to be working fine.
1993 GMC C2500 Sierra SLE 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1GTGC24K8P
Sorry to say we have not yet repaired this vehicle. The customer has not returned. If we do get the vehicle back we are eager to investigate the suggestions that you offered. Thanks again and when it returns we will post the actual fix.
2000 GMC Jimmy Diamond Edition 4.3L alarm system VIN: 1GKDT13W6Y
Helo all and once again sorry for the late response. One thing I failed to mention is that the vehicle alarm, horn and lights, will sound and flash even with the alarm not set. The vhicle can sit for days unlocked, without anybody touching it and the alarm wil...
2000 GMC Yukon Denali 5.7L fuel gauge vibration VIN: 1GKEK13R8Y
Thanks for all the replys and comments. The customer did not want to go with the recommended repair, replacing the IPC. He decided to put up with the needle vibration for a while longer, as everything else was working okay. If we do the repair at a later date,...
2003 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L wipers VIN: 2GTEC19T03
Thanks to all of you who sent me information. Nearly everyone said that I should just replace the wiper module. That was the problem. The module is under a black plastic cover on the wiper motor. I was able to verify the problem by tapping with a rubber mallet...
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1865Y
thanks guys the customer is driving the vehicle an its doing great. 4 out of 6 were right the o2 sensor. the customer installed a universal upstream one. most of you said use oem o2 sensors. the customer agreed to try a honda sensor an so far so good. thanks f... Trouble codes: P0123.
1999 Infiniti QX4 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRARO5Y4X
hey guys! found problem with this vehicle, they had t-belt replaced and mil light came on after 100 miles or so, took a look at cam timing and found bank 2 cam off by a 1/2 tooth , so i set it up a little after and rechecked, no light and runs fine. its a afte... Trouble codes: P0300.
2003 Infiniti FX45 4.5L Electric Window VIN: JNRBS08W63
Thank you for your prompt replies Thomas , Joseph ,Rajesh and Don.I call the local dealer who comfirmed what you told me about this car having a BCM that will lower all windows at one time if the unlock buttom on the remote is held in the unlock position for m...
1989 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L engine VIN: 1J4FJ78L9K
Thanks to all, who responded, most of you confirmed what I was already thinking, that it is a cylinder head issue. I had worked on this vehicle many times before (in regard to the cooling system) and never had an issue bleeding the air out, so I was hesitant (...
2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No fuel pump,injectors,batt/fuel guages VIN: 1J4FF48S21
Thanks again for your help group. Stephen from Pennsyltucky hit the nail squareley on the head. The crank sensor was shorting it's voltage reference chain. Unplugging it brought back my guages. I checked it's resistance- it was at a nice low 2 ohms! So I insta...
2001 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1LNHM97V81
I am sorry to report that the customer pulled the vehicle out because he had to have his car. He did return and wanted us to replace his fuel filter. I did check the filter and it was not blocked but replaced it any way. He said it has not acted up on him. I b... Trouble codes: P1237.
1979 Mercedes-Benz 300CD 3.0L wont shut off VIN: 1231501200
thanks to everyone i finally found a pin hole leak in the trunk what a night mare.. thanks again to everyone on there help on this one ill owe ya one ;)
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L abs VIN: WDBHA24G1X
after a couple of hours of tailchasing for lack of information on this vehicle the tech working on it noticed a noise from a/c furthur inspection showed a worn compressor pulley bearing that allowed pully to chafe through compressor wires and caused short.repl...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L ignition switch VIN: WDBHA2467Y
Thanks for all the replies. We ended up doing exactly what was stated...sending it to the dealership to be reprogrammed. Thanks again, Ron [...]
2002 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L Air Bag VIN: WDBJF83J01
Thanks to all the techs that took the time to reply. All confirmed my suspicions that the seat sensor pad was the problem and obviously a common problem.its a two and a half hour job but not hard at all. The light is out and the owner is happy they did not hav...
1993 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.0L No Start VIN: JA3CH46DOP
Well thanks everybody for their help this car had a new distributor in it when it came to me but no spark the junk yard one we replaced it with still did not produce spark so i checked out the ECM for burnt spots but found no sign of any problems it had power ...
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L compressor VIN: 3N1CB51D12
first thanks bill john sandor vehicle fix by replace pcm & ac control panel
2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS 3.4L cooling system VIN: 1GHDX03E8Y
Thanks for the help. The problem was head gaskets breached and both heads had cracks between the valves.(my machine shop guy said that is common).My goal in asking was to determine if I still had air in the system after bleeding or was new air being entered vi...
1994 Pontiac Sunbird LE 2.0L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2JB14H6R
This car never returned to the shop. The owner was trying to fix it himself. He is the one who put the egr and stuff on. I explained we would need to spend some time on the vehicle diagnosing but I think he just wanted that quick fix. The four responses I re... Trouble codes: 13 (o2 sensor), 32 (egr error).
1997 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1L Int Lps Fuse VIN: 1G2NW12M5V
Techs, Thanks for all your responses and ideas. The problem was with the alternator. I found this as the car died while driving again with the fuse pulled for the 70 miliamp drain. I located a GM TSB 73-64-03 dated 1997-01-01 for revised perositic drain proc...
1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Turbo or Engine VIN: YS3DF55MTV
Thanks to you that replied. It was the turbocharger. I pulled down the front pipe and found a lot of oil in the pipe and around the turbine...mostly coked up. I removed the turbo to find no oil in the manifold. I cleaned the oil feed line and sent the turbo ou...
1998 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L engine VIN: 4S3BK6750W
Removed heads-#4 cylinder had cracking, installed used motor had to drill/tap e.g.r. and swap intake. thanks for the responces-it appears cracking in #4 cyl is not uncommon. Brian.
1985 Toyota Corolla DLX 1.6L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JT2AE82E3F
this one is done! this vehicle was a car with a lot of little problems that all contributed to the final fix. first of all the car would surge at light throttle at 30 to 50 mph. and some times it wouldn't get out of its own way. we discovered tha it was runnin...
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 4T1SK12E1S
Thanks for all the responses guys. I went ahead and checked the timing belt and it hadnt jumped a tooth. A lot of people asked to check the MAF sensor but this car doesnt have a MAF. We didnt have enough time to continue testing the car so the customer decid...
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