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1991 Audi 100 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: WAUBC5442M
Well I have another audi that is giving me some trouble in getting a diagnosis.This car at times when it gets hot will have alow,rough idle.I cheked my fuel pressure between cold start valve and lower chamber and it is at 90 psi,when I close my valve on the ga...
2003 Audi A6 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT64B83
03 Audi A6 code p3088. not for sure what this code is. Would like to know if it is a common problem or not. T-stat appears good and so does temp sender from what i read off of live data, i.e. car warms up smoothly. Thanks in advance for any help. Trouble codes: P3088 (I get two differnt code descriptions one is for aux. emmisions and the other is for excessive warm up time.)
1997 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSCD0321V
We are struggling with this car. This car came to us with a bad head gasket. We don't know if this code was there before. The check engine light was on when car came to us. We have double checked camshaft timing and the idle does get rough when the vanos is ac... Trouble codes: 212 (Vanos Mechanical Fault)
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L ews VIN: WBAGJ8323V
We have a 740 that was towed in with a no crank. First order of business was to check the fuses which were all good. Next we tried a new electrical portion of the ignition switch. Still, no cranking. We put it up in the air and the starter tested good, but it ...
2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L Stall VIN: 1G6DM57N33
first off want to say hi to every 1,asking help for another tech, has 03 cadi cts with codes po335,ckp po341,cmp.from what i was told is the car will die while driving down hiway,it will car would start then die,scoped sensors both look good.any ... Trouble codes: P0335, P0341
1974 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L hydralic
Hello fellow techs, this one should be simple but is kicking my butt, I must be over looking something.A good customer with an easy going personality and a fat wallet talked me into installing his recently purchased power brake conversion " kit" which turned o...
1989 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L Belts VIN: 1GNDM15Z4K
Replaced alternator,then alt/pulley fell off,replaced second alt and tensioner,belt fell off.replaced belt and tensioner again. IT threw belt off for the fourth time.Is there something I,am missing?. THank You, Jim.
1992 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G1YY23P2N
Hey guys, I hope someone can help me out there. I got this vette failing state emissions testing. when I test with 5 gas, emissions are very clean, but car keeps failing with high hc(4.58grams/mile). I found the long term fuel trim is at 110 at left and 115 at...
1994 Chevrolet S10 4.3L all intruments VIN: 1GCCS14W4R
Owner was driving and noticed all gages on instrument panel not working. Drove for a while and noticed tranny seemed to have only 2nd gear. Drove more and idle got faster. Drove more and had symptoms of low voltage (wipers stopped, etc.) Came in with voltage a...
1996 Chevrolet Corsica 3.1L Mechanical VIN: 1G1LD55M0T
i need to know what the timing marks are for my 96 chevy corsica
1997 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Detonation VIN: 2GCEC19R5V
GM Gurus: This truck has a moderate spark knock while cruising at 60 mph and slightly accelerating. The Scan Tool shows 4* Knock Retard and Knock is stil audible. All other parameters OK. Ignition System New Dist., Cap, Rotor, Wires, Plugs. Suspecting Carbon ...
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2G1WF55E71
First of all thanks to anyone who takes the time to read and reply to this post. I am at my wits end on this one. This car has a misfire at idle and at steady cruise only. Ltft is -10 to -15% when this miss ocuurs if you put car into open loop with the tech2 m... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L dual a/c control unit VIN: 2G1WH55KO1
scan tool showed no codes.We accessed the blend door actuator and removed it.The blend door moves freely by hand and the blend door actuator appeared to work normal.We installed a new actuator anyway and rechecked our air quality-still warm. We installed a new...
2003 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L security light VIN: 1GCDT13X43
i have a 2003 chevy s10 pick up the security light is on all the time it will get bright and then go back to the same i did try to shut it off with teck 2 but it will not shut off it will just get brighter i think it is in the cluster but not 100% sure i looke...
2006 Chevrolet Impala SS 5.3L a/c VIN: 2G1WD58C76
this vehicle was brought in straight from the body shop, first thing i did was check the condition of the hoses (ok), after that i vaccum the system for 20min. then charged it 1.22lb first 10sec. you feal it geting a little bit cold and then WARM, i look at bl...
1993 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.3L compresser VIN: 1C4GH54RXP
We are not a A/C shop. So I really could use some help on this one. Customers complaint is not cold enough. We had a A/C shop test the system and they say tney could not see anything wrong. From what I see the clutch is engaging and disengaging . It will not s...
2000 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L Lighting VIN: 2C3HD46RXY
Battery goes dead overnight,12v draw on battery when key is off,#7 fuse 20 amp for park lamps and interior lights the problem circuit? Dont see any problem with glove box light,no trunk or hood lights or door lights or interior lights staying on? has analog da...
1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L A/C Transducer VIN: 1B3HD46TXS
Read Related Repair History First...Now we got down to a lot more testing of the cooling system. First I checked the forums and was surprised to find so many for overheating on this car! The customer has really taken good care of this car and even put a $2500....
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L No Start VIN: 1B4GP54L8T
blows engine fuse and fuel punp fuse, unplug computer and the fuses won't blow. Thanks Brian
1997 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L fuel solenoid VIN: 3B7MC33D8V
Won't start, fuel shutdown solenoid inop while cranking. Solenoid OK with a jumper wire. I do not have 12V input to relay on LH firewall at red wire. My diagram does not show where it gets its feed from. All fuses and fusible links OK. This is a two-stage sole...
2001 Dodge Stratus SE 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, P0300 VIN: 4B3AG42HX1
HALP!!! vehicle was bought w/ check engine light on,faults were p0300 and o2 sensor fault. replaced cap and rotor and o2 sensor, fault p0300 returned. cust states vehicle hesitates/misfires when vehicle is mainly cold. vehicle has had numerous items replaced... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random multi-cylinder misfire)
2001 Dodge Durango 4.7L coolant leak VIN: 1B4HS28NXY
truck came in with coolant in oil ,removed heads to pressure test & mill ,only .003 warped .reinstalled heads & pressure test test coolant system loses pressure ,removed pan & pressured system & can see coolant leaking down center front of engine ,coming down ...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan EL 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP34302
hey dudes. this caravan came in with a large and small leak in emissions system. the first time the customer did not install gas cap correctly. 2 days later she came back with large leak. we have a smoker...the machine that hooks to the emissions tubing and st...
1997 Eagle Vision ESi 3.5L poor drivability VIN: 2E3HD56FXV
hi, my name is [...]. i have 97 vision 3.5L. I changed head gasket on this car sunday, eversince that day the car suffer from poor drivability. I know the reason but i can't fix the problem. problem is i can't get the right timing. When i remove the sproket for ...
1954 Ford customline 258CID transmission VIN: 123DONOT34
Hey this is way before my time, vehicle came in with a trans leak which appear to be coming from the trans pan gasket. replaced gasket and filter vehicle returned with leak, but not near as bad. removed pan and rechecked gasket sealing, found the bolt holes wh...
1990 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FTJE34H8L
Driver drove this van to the work site and all was well. When he first startedd the van, at the end of the day, it started and only went a few feet and died. Kept doing this so it was towed to the shop. Now cranks no start. I found the plugs were badly worn an...
1990 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L a/c VIN: 1FACP54YOL
Thanks in advance. This is a sho with a climate control system. System ic intermitantly shutting off the ac compressor and vents blow warm. Abount 5 years ago the acuator and updated harness were replaced for similar problem but i think the a/c compressor stay...
1993 Ford Escort LX 1.9L lifter noise VIN: 1FAPP14J7P
This engine has a rattle noise at startup, like the lifters have pumped down and goes away within 2 to 10 seconds. It does not sound like rod bearings or piston slap. It does sound like one that just had the head replaced and started for the first time. I chan...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L hydralic system VIN: 1FTCR14A3R
truck came in with spongey pedal need help on bleeding procedure have tried all seems to work.thanks in advance.
1998 Ford Contour 2.0L wot a/c relay VIN: 1FAFBP6630
i got a question for all of you ford guys, car came in to have radiator and condencer installed and cust wantd to have ac working. after i filled it with freon i couldn't get ac clutch to engage. i followed the pin point chart everything checked ok! but lookin...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR1OC9Y
o.k got a good one for ya.dpfe voltage is stuck at 5.12 volts. i have followed trouble tree and my dpf egr circuit to chassis ground is only 5 volts.i believe my dpfegr cicuit is shorted to vref power somwhere.could use some help its my parts suppliers delivar... Trouble codes: P0402, P1401
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU1562Y
This system appears to be working ok, vapor mgnt valve, canister purge valge doing what they should. Fuel tank pressure voltage on scanner is reading low voltage at .34v with vacuum, about 2.6 volts with fuel cap off. fuel cap is ok. the tank is collapsing und... Trouble codes: P1450
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L blend doors VIN: 2FTRX07W1Y
I have a f 150 that after driving for 10 to 15 mins. you can hear the blend door move to heat.At this point there is no longer control of the temp.If you let truck sit for 10 mins(ign. off) you regain control for a few mins. and then the problem repeats.
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L AC,Theft,Speed control,abs VIN: 1FAFP55271
Fuse #32 or #232 in shop manual blows intermediately. Seems to happen more so when car is warm. Note does not have any aftermarket add on parts. There is a lot of stuff on this circuit. I just looking for more input if anyone has seen a pattern failure with th...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU04171
Hello Ford Techs.I'm a GM fuel/electrical guy with a need for advise.This Ford has only a MIL complaint.Inspected all EGR hoses,lines and connections=all ok.This is a memory code.There is good vacuum at egr vacuum regulator supply,both hoses and ports on EGR D... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr insufficient flow)
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L no lights swth VIN: 1FMZU73K42
customers complaint was noise in transfer case and rear differental. we went ahead and replace the transfer case with a reman, used same motor and sensor. with the differental replace ring and pinion. started vehicle up and now no lights on the 4*4 switch and ...
2003 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L p/w radio 4x4 switch VIN: 1FTRW08L83
Customer ran through a big puddle and since then the starter stays engaged, radio won't work when in drive or reverse, power windows don't work untill you hear a relay click after driving for 2 minuets, and when this relay clicks the 4x4 light comes on for 5 s...
2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L compressor VIN: 2FAFP71W64
04 crown victoria came in bad a\c compressor. there was alot of contamination so we decided to replace every component. after assembling every part, filling with oil and charging the system the high side gauge needle would jump and the compressor would fill th...
1993 Geo Prizm LSi 1.6L Cuts out, at idle VIN: 1Y1SK5369P
Hello fellow techs. I have this geo that is beginning to get me frustrated. custs complaint is that at an idle with a/c on car has a miss fire. Easy enough right, wrong. I duplicated cust concern but this is not the aveage missfire,it acts like the engine hick...
2000 GMC Sonoma SL 4.3L starter VIN: 1GTDT19W1Y
Hi guys/girls got a odd one here. Truck belongs to a local car lot.The complant was that the starter would run all the time. I went to pick up the truck,hooked up the battery and it started normally and ran fine back to the shop. I replaced the starter relay f...
2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHK29182
This is driving me crazy! I have this P0101 code as intermittent problem. The signal is good for the MAF and I think the Baro sensor may be the lead candidate for replacement. I can not find any air leaks or problem with the airbox. I replaced MAF with known g... Trouble codes: P0101 (MAF out of range)
1990 Honda Civic DX 1.5L starting VIN: 2HGED6357L
car came in after stalling and would not start. banged on disrtributor and fired up. replaced distributor with a used one and ran great for a few hours, same symptoms occured, customer left and stalled on road and no start again. replaced main relay, still not...
2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Compressor VIN: JHLRD28461
Hey everybody! I have a CR-v that is trying to make me retire early. The car came in with the bottom blown out of the compressor and locked up. I took everything apart and flushed it out with Dura 141, reassembled it with a new expansion valve, added the corre...
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L hard starting VIN: KM8SC83D71
have a car here with a strange problem. after filling the fuel tank, the vehicle is very difficult to start, hold pedal to floor and pray. after you finally get it started and running ok, its fine until time to fill the tank again. i have not run any specific ...
1989 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2J4FY49MXK
Hello I need help from a Jeep specialist,some previous "mechanic" cut the wiring plug to the stepper motor at the carburator.Could some one tell me the color of the five wires that connect to it and also which wire goes to it's respective terminal.Thanks in ad...
2003 Jeep Wrangler X 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FA39S93
jeep came in after refueling with a p0456. replaced gas cap and did visual inspection. came back about a week later with same p0456. smoke tested 2 times, no leaks. replaced leak detection pump on dealer advise. 2 weeks later same code. any help would be great... Trouble codes: 456 (small evap leak)
1998 Kia Sportage EX 2.0L auto trans VIN: KNDJA7A232
Suv has code po753 (trans solenoid a electrical fault)check over wire to solenoid shorted to trans mount,repair wiring no voltage from tcm to solenoid,jumped solenoid,inop.replace solenoid(a and b are together)open tcm,burn in board.replace solenoids with new ...
2000 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Compressor VIN: 1LNHM81WXY
The car is a fleet car it came off the highway with a burning smell and smoking under the hood. Car was towed in and the rubber in the A/C clutch was melted and the compressor was locked up so I evaced it and checked the orifice for any thing in it there was a...
1994 Mazda B3000 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: IF4CR12UXR
hello all, i hope some one may have seen this problem. 1994 mazda pick up (ranger) seems to miss at idle only no performance problem noticed driving. cyl balance test shows something is wrong with cyl 3. while shaking i removed the cyl 3 plug wire and it smoot...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBEA90D9J
Car quit going down road. It had no spark when it came in and bat was nearly dead so I charged it over noght. This morn. it started right up and ran ok for about 30 seconds and quit, no spark. It fires one or two times initially sometimes but then nothing. I d...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L Gage VIN: WDBFAG1EXM
Here is a odd one for the group, perhaps you have run across this before. On this SL when one first turns on the turn signal the coolant temp gage will drop/flicker and the digital display of the outside temp will flash - turning on and off. I removed the clu...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L ignition VIN: WDBRN40J13
car was towed to our shop. battery was low, charged and came back and passed load test. had several codes: p201a, 201b. 201c, 200b. i cleared these codes, they have not returned. car was driven into the tire shop. customer states had never had problems before....
1996 Mercury Villager (Van) LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JMAH234101
i have a 96 villager w/ two tp dtc's. i tried the new updated tp sensor from an old tsb, and set it to .4 volts and idle switch says yes on pid, did not fix, lasted for 30 miles, wiggle test no faults found, any info would be aprrieciated, nissans give me trou... Trouble codes: P0120, P1705
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L No Start VIN: 2MELM75WOV
This car has spark, pulse, fuel pressure, no codes. It'll run on carb. cleaner, I pulled the inector rail and feul squirts out while cranking...any ideas?
1990 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JN2RZ14A5L
hello all have a 1990 300zx twin turbo no start when i chk the fuel pump it dos not run w/ignition on or start what i did see is at the fuel pump there is 3 wires orange black and lite brown when i test for power the orange has power w/ignition on black wire ...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L engine starting VIN: JN1CA21D3S
On first start after replacement of engine car started fine and ran great, we drove car 12 miles after start up. Now car will not start easy. Cranks hard sometimes even back firing. After several miutes of cranking and sputtering, the engine catches, and start...
1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GN3NL52T5
costomer complains of a loss of power after coming to a stop. mil , oil, trac lights come on and car will hardly pull itself. turn car of and it will reset, restart and drive fine. p0122 returns after clearing and driving for some time. p0742 has not returned.... Trouble codes: P0122, P0724
1954 Other Ford Convertible 359CID Generator
This car has a 6 volt positive ground electrical system. This car has an 8 volt battery, because customer couldnt find a 6 volt battery, I couldnt either. Customer said that shortly after we put the voltage regulator on it, a year ago it had a drain. He took i...
2004 Other Ford 3200 7.3L park brake service VIN: 1HVBTAFMX4
hey guys and gals this beast had a light on the instrument panel claiming to need parking brake sevice. i have been able to get some fault codes by randomly pushing cruise buttons on the steering pad but have no idea what i'm doing. can someone let me in on th...
1993 Plymouth Acclaim 3.0L no 1-2 shift VIN: 1P3BA7631K
Good Morning and thankyou in advance for your assistance, This car will not shift out of 1st gear no matter where I place the selector lever. It is a regular customers car and I told her that I would take a look at it.Actually, I have junked better cars than t...

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1996 Audi S6 2.2L Brake Light VIN: WAUKA84A8S
Most suggested the small electrical switch under the brake master booster, and you were right! It appears that the switch has/had sort of internal fault, replacement did the trick. Sometimes the most simple problems are the most challanging! Tnx agn, Bruce
1999 Audi A6 2.8L Viscous Coupling? VIN: WABA24B7XN
Sounds like this is a normal condition, we will leave it for now. From the sounds of it Audi keeps it this way so that all other conditions of driving have good feel, the compromise being that in parking lots you may get some extra vibration. I checked car ove...
1996 Buick Riviera 3.8L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4GD2216T
all the help was fantastic i replaced all 3 maf wires and a maf sensor from gm car has power and no more driveability watch those aftermarket computer sensors i got the first from carquest and second from mark auto both n.f.g.thanks again Trouble codes: 102 (maf low).
1999 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Not sure VIN: 1G4HP52K1X
well as most of you thought it was the starter. took it apart for the customer to explain and the washer breaks on the drive thanks for all the help might have been crazy with out all your help. thanks again, ryan
1966 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327CID transmission VIN: 194676S122
Thanks to all that took the time to read and reply. I'm embarrassed to say, but human error was to blame. Most mentioned the shifter could be out of adjustment. A few techs even had part #s and brands for the best replacement shifter options. I'm sure replacin...
1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GNDT13W7R
First off, Thank you to everone who responded to my help request. your input was accurate and very helpful. I appreciate everyones time. The problem ended up being the Number 6 Cylinder spark plug. I had peviously installed a fresh set of Bosch platinum plugs ...
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC1249Y
Thank you to all techs who replied.Thanks especially to Paul,Alek,Pete,Russell & Kent.Most everyone was right on.I used a headlight in place of the pump to put a load on the curcuit and found a chafed & corroded wire along the driver sill plate.I definately le...
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L compressor VIN: 1GNDM19WXY
the main problem with this repair was getting the customer to leave the van for a couple of days. The problem was the low pressure switch was bad along with the wiring inside the low pressure switch connector. replaced the switch and repaired the connector and...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23U43
thanks for all the replies, it turned out to be an almost broken ground wire g103, it its on the rh rear of the engine into the block, when i was verifying the grounds it broke off, after i replaced that wire it now works fine. Trouble codes: P1516, P1518, P2108.
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L missfire VIN: 2GCEK19VO3
Thanks to all who replied.We pulled the o2 sensors out ,truck would start and idle with no miss ,turned out to be plugged cats,thanks again .
1994 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L engine VIN: 1B4GH54L5R
Thank you for the emails,I tryed a different trans mount with no difference, I loosened the torque convertor and tryed, The vibration seem to be not so noticeable. Customer chose to take back to trans shop where repair was done. Phoned and customer said they a...
1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Coils VIN: 2B3HD46R4X
Thanks for the replys to my post. When I told the customer that I thought it was the ECU, I determined this using the replys to my post. He said he would have it towed to the dealer because he thought he could get a free one. He's in for a surprise. Thanks aga...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L door locks VIN: 1B4GT74L4X
taking the advice of most of the replies i cleaned all of the door contacts with a littlte sand paper and cleaner. test drove about fifty miles total and seemed to be ok. sorry i didnt pinpoint what door was the culprit but the van seems to be fixed. thanks
1988 Ford Ranger S 2.9L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FTBR10T5J
thanx to all that replied! my transmission guru was on vacation that's why i enlisted the help from all you techs. he called me & explained to me that when shifting manually, the spool is moved, which directs fluid to the third gear clutch. when the clutch doe...
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTEX14N3N
Thanks to all of you who sent me information. The main thing I learned from this incident is: don't get in a hurry and jump to conclusions before checking the basics. Even though the injectors were leaking a little, the owner didn't want to spend the price of ... Trouble codes: 21 (ECTout of self test range), 23 (TP sensor out of self test range), 33 (EGR valve opening not detected), 41 (No HEGO switching detcted), 51 (ECT circuit open), 81 (Air management 2 circuit failure).
1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: 2FAKP113XW
I can only hope that this mess is fixed. Vehicle has been out for approx 650 miles. Came back in today for a belt check. Belt is riding approx. 1/8 inch from end of cam gear. Most of the fixes were to adjust the belt while engine was running, as to center it o...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTZR15U5W
Well guys, I guess I should have done a little more investigating before posting my request. I was hoping that this was a fairly common condition that I could get some quick help with from people that have more Ford exposure than I do. I was able to duplicate ...
1999 Ford F-150 Lightning 5.4L Cuts out VIN: 2FTZF0737X
I went and changed my crank sensor and gave it a good road test and all seems well.The customer picked it up and has used it and so far ok.
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FMZU63E92
Thanks to all who replied. It was unbelievable why this car was not overheating much worse than it was.The radiator was about 40% restricted not with rust but some stuff that looked like thick brown jello. This one it fooled me because rad looked like new, ove...
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L ducts VIN: 1FMPU18L13
Thanks for all the help. Most agreed it was one of the vac motors leaking. Tom from Texas told me the vac canister is located behind the battery and there have been some issues with acid eating thru the hoses. The canister and hoses were OK so I smoked the sys...
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX12594
Hello all, I am closing this one without a fix , thanks to all who replied. I believe I can tell you what is wrong with this one however I won't know until the parts and info. come in and are installed. at that time I will add to this post. After many hours an... Trouble codes: P0301, P0172, P0174.
2000 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 5.7L headlights VIN: R8YF439180
Thank you for the emails. Tom [...] had a diagram which he faxed to me and that did the trick. Customer was happy. Thanks again.
2001 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L Armrest VIN: 1GKEK63UX1
All the replies mentioned a clip holding the armrest on but I was not real clear on how to access it. I punched 'GM armrest removal' into a search engine and got a link to with the answer. I had to pull the cover up as far as I could to see the clip ...
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Excessive Emissions
thanks to everyone that said to remove access cover under fuel rail,that did the trick and only spent about 40 min. to then passed emision test with no problem.thanks again!
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2HGES26741
Thanks to all that replied and all the Ideas. One tech Mike sent me a Honda tech line article that address the problem [...] and applies to the 2001 Civic Low Power, Hesitation or Misfire during engine warm-up If the primary oxygen sensor (HO2S1) is sl... Trouble codes: P1298.
1998 Hyundai Tiburon FX 2.0L Computer VIN: KMHJG34F7W
Well I called Hyundai they advised me that they run across this problem all the time and there is no fix that can do. You have to send the vechile to the state refere for the smog test
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L oiling VIN: SAJDH1042X
To all the techs who were waiting for the FIX post, my apologies for the tardiness of the closing post. I have made calls to the owner on a regular basis and she has, until today, been unable to confirm oil levels after I returned the car ot her. As I posted p...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L extended crank VIN: SDJDA01P91
Thanks for all the help, several of you were right on #3 spark plug on the left head was wet and fouled, I removed the fuel rail while hot and saw the injector leak. I replaced the injector and spark plug and all is good. By the way the FORD part # for the Jag...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FF48S5Y
hopefully it is done with. after installing the fuse for purge and heaters cleared up and haven't heard back - been gone a week. post again if something happens. thanks to all! Trouble codes: P0132, P0141, P0443, P0705.
1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L head pressure VIN: WDBCA39E6K
Thanks to all you guys who responded so quickly to this post, Especially to the gentleman from Dallas area who took the time to call me, Got his name,but forgot it by the end of the conversation, the fix for this vehicle ended up being a combination of modific...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L fuel gauge VIN: WDBHA22E1T
I replaced both sender's and that took care of the problem, the car has been gone a week and the owner is satisfied. While I had them out it was evident visualy and with an ohm meter that the drivers side was probably the culprit but he opted to do them both t...
1993 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L runs good, wont idle VIN: JA3AP57JXR
i feel like a dumba$$. i pulled the tb to check it and as i did i noticed the throttle stop screw had backed off. i dont know if the customer messed with it but if he did he was loosening it and closing the throttle plate. i re-adjusted to a tps reading of .58... Trouble codes: 12 (preoblem with MAF sensor).
2000 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: JA3AY25C9Y
Thanks to everyone who helped me, Derrick, Ty and Jorge. Turns out the idle control is fairly simple. It is controlled primarliy by ECT as an input. After already replacing the IAC and ECM, the replacement ECM was the culprit. My boss adjusted the SAS screw wh... Trouble codes: P0505.
2000 Mitsubishi Galant LS 3.0L Charging VIN: 4A3AA56L3Y
We're calling this one fixed. I ended up running a fused jumper between the Alternator G terminal and ignition power, and the car has been working perfectly ever since. I am 99.95% sure the ECM was the problem, but the customer scoffed at the price of a new EC...
1999 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L Cooling Systems VIN: JN8ARO7Y1X
Hello iATN'ers, In all I received 5 replies. I received some good advise, but there were a couple things that I had to learn the hard way, which I will cover now. Not having look at this situation previously, I have a hunch that the job could vary from year to...
2004 Nissan Pathfinder Armada SE 5.6L tail lamps VIN: 5N1AA08B94
Well thank you very much to Jennifer [...]. You got this information to me faster than the Nissan dealer (where the vehicle is presently) got it themselves!! Yes the a/c condensor fan had siezed (so they say) and melted the harness. Kudos to you and thank yo...
1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Brougham 2.5L Engine VIN: 2G3AM51R1H
Thank you for all the prompt replies. As most of you said, the job can be done without removing the motor by lowering the engine cradle to access it from the left wheel well. Once the timing cover was off, we had to drill through and break the gear off the cam...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Ignition Switch VIN: 1G2NE12TXT
The problem was the Brake Transmission Interlock Switch (BTSI) at the base of the shift lever. Thanks for the 12 replies. Doug from VA and Dave from IL identified it. Six replies said to change the lock cylinder and 2 the lock solenoid. They were OK on this ca...
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BK4350X
thanks to all who replied to my suggested by some i bypassed to wiring to cam and crank sensors and went straight to the computer with jumpers to no avail.i believe at this time that another input to the computer is the cause of the problem,but without... Trouble codes: P00, 341 (camshaft position sensor range/performance problem).
1998 Toyota Tacoma Limited 3.4L clutch pedal VIN: 4TAWN74N8W
We got the vehicle to fail more consistently. We discovered the clutch was not fully disengaging when depressing the pedal. We replaced both the master and slave. The vehicle has been driven for 2 weeks with no return of the symptoms. Thanks all.
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