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1996 Acura Integra RS 1.8L Cyl Head VIN: JH4DB7642T
To any Honda/Accura techs, i have this car that jumped time because of water pump failure, (pulley came off shaft) eng did not run hot but bent all ex. valves, 2 intake, replaced with new, re-surfaced head, started eng. right up but has a noise that is unreal ...
1999 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WAUCB28D3X
vehicle came in for a routine lof and fuel injection/induction system cleaning. we use BG's System and did both cleanings. After the service, the vehicle won't idle without surging. Idles ramps up and down approximately 200 rpm consistently when hot or cold. t...
2003 Audi A4 1.8L no forward and reverse VIN: WAUJC58E63
I suspect a probably bus problem even dealer said to customer problem is internal, i can not communicate with ECM with my 1552 so i think is the ECM or maybe a bus wire problem i'm cheking that right now because the ESP codes i found are related with a bus pro...
1987 BMW 325 2.7L No Start VIN: WBAAB5402H
customer came in with no start, tried to repair himself. he replaced ecm with a used one, didn't work. i checked spark, injector pulse, crank sensor signal ok, wiring ok. (ocassionly will start). always had power on injector with original computer, used comput...
1994 BMW 740i 4.0L forward motion VIN: WBAGD4325R
Removed trany again and put another used trany in rev fair but forward gears are slipping bad and there is a whine in forward gear. Trany fluid is filled properly and with the expensive fluid. Stupid Question are these trany all junk or is there something I ...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L power mirrors VIN: WBAAM5104Y
Both power mirrors will not work USING THE MIRROS SWITCH. Mirrrors are working ok when seats/mirrors MEMORRY SYSTEM are used, what show they electric circuits/motors are normal. Tested mirrors switch on other car and it is ok. I don't have E46 electrical dia...
1991 Buick Regal Gran Sport 3.8L relay VIN: 2G4WD54L7M
ok this abs pump motor relay is bad for sure runs the pump all the time,i tapped the relay and the pump stopped.tapped on the relay and pump started to run again. but the problem is this relay is nippon denso(part #[...])people at the dealer are telling ...
1992 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L cruise control VIN: 1G4CW53L4N
The cruise control on this Buick will engage when you set it, the light will come on and stay on but the cruise will only hold for about 30 seconds to a minute. After that it will slowly decrease in speed. It tries to hold sometimes, you can feel it surge slig...
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L a/c compressor VIN: 1G6KD52YXT
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L compressor VIN: 1G6KD54Y5V
A/C not cooling - no fire to compressor
2003 Cadillac Escalade 5.3L not cooling/high low side pressure VIN: 1GYEC63TX3
this caddy came into the shop with no cold air. did evac/recharge, but still no cold air there is high low side pressure. it is an automatic hvac controls, scan tool wont connect to vehicle and cigar lighter doesnt work. has anyone seen this befor? any help wo...
1992 Chevrolet S10 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCCS14R0N
Hi guys I have this 92 S10 that is running rich. The O2 is staying at 496 and goes to 500 mv,and thats all.Maybe shows 2 crosscounts. I replaced the fuel pressure reg. and O2 sensor after countless time spent.The owners tried 2 different computers and a map se...
1994 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Hesitation VIN: 2GCEC19Z8R
COULD USE YOUR HELP ON THIS ONE COVERD ALL THE USUAL BASES. Bad heastion off idle, and lack of power, idles smooth dies on take off, wot falls on face then picks back up and drives okay. fuel pressure good no codes since o2 was changed, fuel pump and filter ch...
1994 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 5.7L Axle play VIN: 1GCHK39F3R
Hi there my fellow wizards, I have this customer that removed the front diff out of a Chevy 4x4 and brought to me to reseal because of axle seal leaks. We noticed that there seems to be excessive play in the short (left) shaft. At least .035"! (The long tube h...
1994 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L engine
vibration goes away at approx 1100 rpm.
1995 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GCGK24N9S
Good afternoon Problem child today is this tbi makes a loud buzzing noise, I have replaced the fuel pressure regulator thinking that is where the problem was, however no change in amount of buzzing. The other half of this problem is that the idle is very erra...
1997 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L boggs down VIN: 1GBFG5R1V1
Customer thought and I agreed that it was acting like it was loosing a fuel pump. At times when you get into the throttle it will bogg down and will become practically undriveable for a period of time which may even be until you shut it off and restart. It alw...
1997 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L drivetrain VIN: 1G1YY22G3V
Car came in whith unusuall noise uder car. sound like it was coming from torqu tube area. Upon tear down found the rubber isolators on driveshaft appeared to be rubbing inside tube. Replaced shaft to no avail. Still has thunking noise under accel and in revers...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEC19V21
I am posting this for a friend that is thinking about a membership.This vehicle will set a p0440 code as soon as it runs the evap monitor.The system appears to hold vacuum as it was tested with a vacuum pump.Don't know if the alt codes are related or not.Thank... Trouble codes: P0440 (evap large leak detected), P1637 (gen l term), P1638 (gen f term)
2001 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNBJ13CX1
hello, we have this tracker with a p0135 codeo2 heater problem,we tested the o2 and found the heater shorted, after replacing the sensor the mil comes back on,right away while warming up the engine,tested the wiring as per mitchell and alldata,leads to a bad p... Trouble codes: P0135
2005 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L engine cooling VIN: 1GCDM19X85
i work on serveral of these vehicle and all have the same problem. They run fine and cool fine, but on hot days when driving and the a/c is on they all overheat. These are fleet driven vehicle and are on the road every day. No tsb's that i was able to find and...
1993 Chrysler Concorde 3.5L elecric windows VIN: 2C3EL56T2P
This car has come in with the A/c not working electrically. No power to the electic windows and the ABS Light is on. and the Airbag light is on. I pulled out the window circuit breaker in the fuse panel on the drivers side and put it back in then every thing w...
1998 Dodge Stratus 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EJ46XXW
car came in with check engine light on code 441 evap purge inefficient or not enough flow. about 6 month ago owner put on a new evap purge selioniod from dealer. well i first checked for leaks cracks missing hoses etc. checked to see if there was maniflod vacu... Trouble codes: 441 (evap purge)
1998 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L wipers, interior lamps, ipc lamps , all gauges VIN: 2B4GP44GOW
cust brought to the shop, saying that ipc lamps and all the guages are inop , interior lamps are inop and wipers also,so i started at the basics, i tested for power c1 29 at the juction block power is there, i checked c4 29 for ground and ground is there.so th...
1998 Dodge Neon R/T 2.0L Compressor VIN: 1B3ES47C9W
I pride myself on being able to diagnose the tough ones, but this one has proven a little stubborn. When ac is selected there is no signal to the compressor and the condenser fan does not engage. I checked fuses # 5, 7, 10, 12 and 18 and found them good. This ...
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...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L 2-3 3-4 shift VIN: 1B7HF13Z61
after transmission was rebuilt with old valve body bad we took a 1996 valve body put new sol & sensors on it was told it would work valve body was from working unit all new sensors in trans we get code 1762 gov sensor we put another new one now have code 1748 ...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L transfer case VIN: 1D7HU18D13
This truck has broken it's third t-case in a little over 12k. Customer first came in @ 116470 and said that he had a vibration during accel. Found that the t-case was cracked and leaking from right in front of tail shaft to rear axle. Customer admits that he w...
1991 Ford LTD Crown Victoria 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2MECM75F7M
hey guys, need a little help on this old girl. this vehicle only has 65000 miles on it. not to much experience on these older cars. this car will idle all day long, it will accelerate normally if you do it very slowly. if you try to accelerate at any kind of n...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Rear A/C lines VIN: 2FMDA5145T
After replacing condensor and reciever-drier we leak check and it passed - 2 weeks later no A/C - pressure test - blew line to rear A/C - Customer doesn't want to spend $ 562 parts + labour to replace - would be alright if we could plug off rear lines - garter...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L cam VIN: 1FTYR10C3X
Hi all I have a this 2.5l ford that we changed oil on and it never picked the oil up. Needles to say it froze the cam and snapped the tbelt. Now we are doing a free engine job. we spun the oil pump drive with filter off and it spit oil and after 10-15 seconds ...
2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L No start VIN: 1FTYR10D82
Hello Again Techs. I have another head spinner here. 2002 Ford ranger. Has no crank, It will not even click. Had good power at battery, I can jump start the starter and vehicle runs. But when you turn the key nothing happens, the dash lights don't even dim. We...
1996 GMC K1500 Suburban 5.7L abs VIN: 3GKFK16R4T
abs light is on. w/ five codes, retaining to l/f speed sensor, and two for rear speed sensor. codes will not clear when trying to clear them. datastream shows constant readings on all pids, will not change while driving.also had a hard time getting the pids to...
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Starting VIN: 2HEGEJ667X
No start, dead battery, battery, alternator, and starter pass tests. Draw test 4.9 Amps, removed all the fuses and both alternater wires, draw goes to zero, a smaller draw, such as 3.9 to 4.3 Amps while come back if you install any of these three fuses, inter...
2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Surge VIN: JHMCG556X1
Howdy Everyone, This one belongs to our biggest fleet accounts owner. Need to hit a home run on this one! His complaint is a very slight surging stumble around 2000 rpm when accelerating, most noticible on a hill. He says it has done it since it was new, sever...
2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L noise VIN: 2HKRL18511
When you take of briskly there is a pop noise in the front end and when you hit the brakes it makes the pop noise again sometimes it will do it turning. I have checked the sway bar end links and the mounting bushing.The motor mounts appear ok.Lower control arm...
1992 Isuzu NPR 3.9L Turn Signals VIN: JAL04B145N
Hi All, Have this box truck with inoperative turn signals and hazards. I have gone over the basics as much as I can, the problem is I have no wiring diagrams, well none that are helpfull. I was wondering if anyone either has a schemetic or can tell me which co...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L extended crank VIN: SDJDA01P91
The car runs great, the only problem is an extended crank time after hot soak. The car starts after aprox 5 seconds of cranking, it does start slow and runs a little rough for a couple of seconds. Once started it starts in less than one second untill it is lef...
2002 Kia Rio 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: KNADCT63X2
Hi Group, This car came in on the hook with a very rough idle and very severe hesitation on accelaration. I checked the tune up, it is ok, just been done, no trouble codes. Hissing sound from the intake, so replace the necessary gaskets, Now the engine idles v...
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L align. specs VIN: JT8BF28G8W
replaced four tires & align to factory specs. at 3000 miles tires were rotated, noticed inner edge wear on all four tires. rechecked alignment. still at factory specs. 3000 miles later all four tires completely worn out at inner edge only. still at factory spe...
1999 Lexus GS300 3.0L No Start VIN: JT8BD68S1X
need some help from some lexus techs please. the car will not start and it cranks fine. has had the igniter replaced and also the computer. i get no spark or injector pulse. have check wirirng and the new igniter and computer. everything seems to be good but s... Trouble codes: P1300 (igniter system)
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L Unknown VIN: JT6HF109U6
Well this is my personal vehicle i bought car about 3 years ago and it has had a low spongy pedal and also uses rear brake pads I dont use car everyday so i have put about 35000 miles on it in three years but have used 4 sets of oem lexus pads in the rear. fro...
2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4F2CU09141
does any one have the specs for throttle angle percentage the dealer ship says it varies,i've scanned data at idle and everything looks good except the tps is at 18% i've never seen it that high at closed throttle on any car.i suspect a bad tps and alldata doe...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400SE 4.2L no 2nd gear upshift VIN: WDBGA42E5N
I need some help on this 722.3 benz trans. This thing came in with multiple transmission problems. First it was starting off in second gear and it had an extremely harsh downshift slowing down and accelerating. It had a broken reaction valve for the rear brake...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Lighting VIN: WDBJF65H8X
This car came in with BAS/ASR light on, scanned it and came up with shorted stop lamp..replaced switch and have no brake lights, still have BAS light on. Also replaced brake pedal travel switch. Also said CAN communication problem at stop light switch.Any sugg...
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 4A3AK34Y8V
Howdy folks, At idle this engine suddenly drops rpm, then recovers about every three seconds, when it does the scanner (snap-on) value for ignition timing which otherwise is switching from 10 to 26, jumps to 125 degrees advance. When it's anywhere above idle t...
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D92
Car came in as crank no start.It did start with 45 psi fuel pressure but the pressure started to drop and stalled.fuel pump relay was clicking.Found ground to relay from pcm was not steady.removed relay and cranked over ,ground was still not steady.Checked pow...
1994 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GHDU06L7R
Thank you to all who respond. The engine in this van has a misfire on cylinder #4 with no codes present. The misfire is at the coil. If I pull plug wires off, I get a hot blue spark EXCEPT for #4. With the #4 plug wire off I can hear an arc which sounds as if ...
1998 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L pwr windows, fuel pump VIN: 1G3HN52K1W
this olds runs great, everything works power windows, locks, enigine runs great,alternator output is good, battery is new, all grounds & power feeds to all fuse & relays panels have been painstakingly checked for high resistance & proper power feeds. This thin...
1951 Other Ford l110 .0L all exterrior lighting VIN: 1HMGC21C31
i recieved this cool old turck. when the paint work was done the wiring was not identified. just disconncted and hangiing. im looking for any wiring diagram i can get. truck is still 6 volt. does have the optional directionals. but that is it. also the wipers ...
1994 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G2FV22PXR
i took out o2 on both sides and car stared up i then had alot of back firing in exhaused so i had a code for dist i replaced the dist with a rebuilt one and replaced cat converter then i cleared all codes ran then i got two new codesatfer it warmedup 44 and 18... Trouble codes: 18 (cranking pusle), 44 (lift bank lean condtion)
1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.4L alternator VIN: 1G2JB12TOV
thanks in advance for everyones help. the vehicle came in with dead battery and no start, checked battery and alternator, both tested bad. called for approval and found vehicle had a alternator put in it in december of 2005. so under warranty we are replaced a...
1999 Pontiac Montana 3.4L air bag VIN: 1GMDXO3EXX
Van came in with air bag light on and the snap-on scanner shows code 1040 undefined code .I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem.Cleared the computer and code comes back.
1988 Porsche 944 2.5L Front flex coupling VIN: WPOAB0941J
I have a question that may not make any sense. We have a Porsche here that has a terrible noise underneath the vehicle from a flex coupling that is part of the torque tube? Since the engine is in the front of the vehicle and the transmission is in the rear of ...
2002 Saturn SL2 1.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G8ZK52732
This vehicle runs great until approx engine temp of 105 degrees - as per data stream- and the will start picking up occasional mis -fire , first intermittantly on one cylinder and then as it runs more to other cylinders unitl it stalls. Sometimes fires right b... Trouble codes: P1599, P1620, P0341, P0731
1998 Subaru Legacy 2.5L Hesitation VIN: 4S3806753W
Hello again. I've got this Subaru and it hesitates while taking off from a stop. Sometimes it is really bad other times it does not do it at all. This has been doing it for at least a month. The ck engine light came on today and they finally brought it in. The...
2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3TD62VXY
Hello all and thanks in advance for any assistance, I have a Suzuki here that came in with a p0440 and a p0400 (resolved the p0400 with egr valve) at the same time found the purge valve resistance out of spec. so replaced that as well as gas cap, lasted about ... Trouble codes: P0440
1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo 2.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JT2SW22N6M
Hey Toyota Turbo guys. Got a head scratcher. This MR-2 came to use with a complaint of low/no boost. Vehicle is stock with the exception of a Greddy boost controller which seems to do nothing. Also has non-oem pop-off valve installed. Verified on test drive, l...
1994 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L Stall VIN: JT2GK13E2R
This is one of those that makes me wonder what the hell I'm doing in this business. It will stall intermittently, either in town driving or at cruise.Let it sit 30 seconds to 3 minutes and it will restart. When it stalls, it sets code P1300- igniter circuit. A... Trouble codes: P1300 (igniter circuit)
1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Suspension/steering VIN: JT3HN87R3X
Beautiful 4Runner 4X4 SR5 but makes an occasional "popping" noise, especially it seems when making a right turn but sometimes upon acceleration, often quite loud. Sounds like something "shifting" and seems to be coming from the center area under the vehicle.

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1993 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Master Cyl, ABS Controll VIN: 1G4HR5310N
Sorry for the long close time, Our internet was down, After replaceing the front brake incl rotors, readjusting the rear shoes and completly re-bleeding the system (gravity) and a extended test drive by me for 4 days, I gave the customer the car he has driven ...
2001 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WS52J71
I finally figured out this beast and running like a champ. Let me say first of all thanks for everyone thoughts on the problem, gave me to some idea on how to proceed. The problem with the vehicle was that it was misfireing intermittently at low speed, intermi... Trouble codes: P0300.
1996 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L dash,radio,interior lights,no locks, VIN: 1G6KY5298T
I just want to get back to close this vehicle with a fix. I put a new battery in the car,cut the cable ends off and installed new ones. Charging system volts vary from 12.3 - 13.9 and car hasen't give me a bit of trouble since. I want to thank all the guy's wh...
1999 Cadillac Catera 3.0L No Start VIN: WO6VR52R9X
Well I want to thank everybody that replied for my call for help,But the customer has not returned.If the customer does return and I am able to duplicate his problem I will post any findings.Thank you for your time trying to help me...Carl 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
we found that it had a week egr diapharm spring allowing to open to soon. replaced egr valve problem solved.
1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L s i r VIN: 2G1WL52M5V
Thank you for the replies.George from Ca.was the most helpful with my problem.After plugging and unplugging all connectors to the airbag sysyem the airbag light went out.The things I learned about airbag systems were{1}the selftest can take up to 45 seconds to...
1998 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L car VIN: 1G1ND52M6W
Car has not came back into shop I think that the problem is going to be in the tran. output studshaft on the pass side of tran. thanks for help jason
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GNCP18W2X
thanks for everyones help i've narrowed the problem down to the fuel injector but the customer doesn't want to spend the money so i can't post this as a for sure fix Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire).
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GNDT13W1Y
We allright then... the beast has been exorcised..I have a lot of guys to thank for the help I recieved and believe me when I say it was appriciated.. I removed the fuel metering assembly and fuel injectors for inspection... All including the pressure regulato...
2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L turn signals VIN: 1GCHG35R31
hi everybody, i want to thank everybody that sent me help. the final problem ended up being that the front turn signal bulbs have to be a 2357a bulb. most books and shops install the 2057a bulb. we just repaired 6 vans with this same problem. glenn
2001 Chevrolet C3500HD 8.1L fuel gauge VIN: 1GBJC34G11
Thanks all for the help. While testing the gauge and senders and looking for the module ( never found) the scan values were normal and the gauge read empty. the battery went low, we recharged the battery then reconnected the cable . the gauge function properly...
2000 Chrysler 300M 3.5L cooling fan VIN: 2C3HE66G7Y
I had several suggestion about the cooling fan not running but The customer had took the car on vacation the evap core started leaking and he decided to sell instead of fixing I beleive it was a low speed relay problem thank to all for the help. Bruce
2002 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.3L Blower motor, radio, turn signals, windows, airbag VIN: 2C4GP44392
We checked all of the grounds, fuses and connections. We replaced the BCM, FCM, and the ignition switch. The problem persists.
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Very low power VIN: 3B7HF1329X
Thanks to all, everyone said the cat was the problem,and it was. Not everyone agreed about remainder of exhaust, about half and half to replace, not replace. Vehicle mileage was wrong, had 167,000 miles, we replaced o2 sensors and remainder of exhaust. All ok ...
2002 Dodge Durango SLT Plus 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HS58N32
Thanks to all that replied, as alot of the replies mentioned,I did end up replacing the NVLD switch, its been 2 weeks now and all is well.. Thanks again for all the help.. Matt Trouble codes: P0440 (General Evap system fault).
1985 Ford Cobra Kit 5.0L No Start, Module Failure
Hello, I went over the wiring again and found one problem however I don't think it caused the module failure. The problem was that I hooked up the start bypass to the wrong side of the resistor so that it wasn't bypassing at all. I went ahead and installed a...
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDF1821V
Finally, its fixed!! I got alot of good responses but the cam syncro was the culprit. I had actually installed it with the tool and set it up with the modis so I kind of put the syncro out as an option. After thinking to myself to just check it one more time, ... Trouble codes: P0174 (Bank 2 lean condition).
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FTRX18W7X
well robert from indiana was right with the anti theft system kicking in. i guess i have never seen a problem with fords pats system so i did not even think to look at the simple theft light flashing in my face. but i got it to act up and got a code out of the...
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L abs activity VIN: 1HGCG565XW
Hi everyone, thanks for all of your help (well, most of you.) in checking the tone ring on the axle did have very slight cracks. i replaced the unit with a new axle (instead of the reman i had originally used.) problem is corrected, you guys are great - well, ...
1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRAR05Y4W
My Brother-in-law got rid of the vechile. He was tired of dealing with the problem. The replies that I got pointed to scoping the w/b wire from the icm to pinpoint what was at fault. Also checking fuel pump relay and grounds. Thank you for all your replies. Wi... Trouble codes: P1320 (The ignition signal in the primary circuit is not sent to ECM during cranking or running).
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L suspension VIN: JNKCV51E13
i would like to thank john and michael the compression rod did the trick thanks to everyone for the help and i want to thank steve for his help i guess steve can fix everything and he does not need iatn
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1J4GZ58S5R
data stream was locking up so I replaced processor. After running 45 minutes engine pops, backfires and doesnt want to take fuel. scanned again locking up checked another vehicle and scanner locked up. Bad equipment can sure mess with you. Sprayed everything w...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L evaporator VIN: 1J4GW5852X
Hello everyone, Thanks for the quick response. A few of the answers referred to hidden screws behind the ash tray, above the brake pedel etc, and these may apply to other models or years of the Grand Cherokee, but not ours. Only Dave from Illinois hit it on ...
2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FA49S3Y
Here it is. I found a company called Split Second that makes some cool little gadgets. I got this through Under Dog Racing, they are toyota molesters and sell all kinds of wierd stuff. Any way what I used is called a voltage clamp, You input the map sensor sig... Trouble codes: P0121, P0108.
2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Climate Control VIN: SALPV1643Y
Well Thanks to all who replied, I got 2 replies. One outlining the reset procedure for the BCM and Two suggesting to check all the power supplies from the ignition switch in various positions. All Power and grounds were checked at BCM and power supplies were v...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L no parts really effected VIN: JT6HF10U6Y
the open relay was clicking all the time i was told that any open circuit on the vehicle could be a cause of this.hads local dealer to fax a copy of repair history and started checking for any possible cause.found a ground wire loose on the intake plenum on th...
2000 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L speedometer VIN: ILNHM8IW9Y
Alldata had this tidbit hidden away.. If the Instrument Cluster does not recieve an ABS signal from the ABS modual within 2 seconds the digital odometer will read all dashs. As many of you suggested the ABS was a problem. BUT not the real problem. This car...
1991 Mazda Navajo LX 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 4F2CU44X6M
Thanks for the responses. My primary goal of this post was to find some info as to the MAF and LTFT PIDS as shown to me on the Snap-On scanner. Seems these two pieces of the datastream on this particular truck are 'dummy' PIDS and are useless. Doesn't seem rig...
1999 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L ABS module, master cylinder VIN: JM1TA2229X
This vehicle took almost two days to reduplicate. Finally got pedal to go to the floor while sitting still. Made customer aware of our findings and recommended a master cylinder. Customer declined repair. Thanks to most of you that replied.
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L No Start, CONTAMINATION VIN: WDB1070541
Okay, here it is, I once again took the fuel distrbutor apart and it looked clean, the little spring bushings in the upper half didnt look right so I turned them over. Now no more hesitation and I just need to adjust the cold mix. I set the warm idle co at .8 ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400SE 4.2L Cylinder head VIN: WDB1400422
Well...most of you said the oil feed tubes to the lifters were the problem & sure they had become dislodged but Don from Alabama was spot on. The centre idler gear had a piece of damaged chaind guide wedged in it !! New chain & guides and of course the oil fee...
2000 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: IMEFM59S0Y
well guys found what you thought sure acted like a vacuum leak funny did smoke tst and nothing but pulled upper intake and found the main vaccum hose from pcv had colapsed and had a pin hole leak in it and the pcv was cloged up. replaced all intake gaskets and... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1985 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L warning lights VIN: JN1H216S2F
This one is fixed. It ended up being the alternator. I had 5 replies but Michael [...] nailed it, the diodes where bad in the alternator. The crazy thing charged perfect and was difficult to condem. thanks to all who replied.
1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31D7V
Thanks to all who replied. Special thanks to Vincent [...] who recomended removing the starter for access. With the starter out I was able to swing an open end wrench for removal. Getting the bolt started back in the hole was loads of fun. Thanks a... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor).
1991 Pontiac Grand Prix STE 3.4L abs pump VIN: 1G2WT54X6M
we found that the abs pump was causeing voltage drop which was drawing power from injectors and module making car stall. customer to declined to fix
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 1G2WJ52K8V
Customer decided to replace transmission with Jasper unit. Reman trans fixed shifting problems. Must have been internal problem. Thnkas to all would responded!
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Left front speed signal
A very BIG thanks to all you guys. Most nailed it when they said to check the connector pins. It was tight but i took the connector apart and made fresh connections there. 2 weeks now and all is well. I have another customer who has the same prob on a Alero. I...
2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.2L fuel pump circuit VIN: 1G2NE52F22
I want to thank all you fine people for the help and suggestions.I kept the car in the cool shop overnight and next morning(while things were working) I went through and checked all the fuses for battery voltage. I soon realized that a few of the fuses were sh...
1981 Suzuki SP500 .5L valvetrain VIN: 1234567876
well, I got my valves set. I want to thank everyone who answered this request, because I wasnt sure anyone would. Micheal and Frederick both informed me that .004 to .006 was the spec. I set them to a snug .005 and the engine is quiet. Then I ran the piston to...
2001 Suzuki Vitara JLS 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 2S3TE52V41
Well we never did get this vehicle to act up with us. We put about 300 miles on it to no avail. We did try grounding the crank sensor signal and the vehicle will continue to run. We suspect that it might have a cam sensor issue, but could never confirm. We adv...
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