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1996 Acura RL 3.5L Stall VIN: JH4KA9650T
We have this accura that has an intermittent stall. Cold start would start and idle up to 1500 rpm then slowly drop to 750 rpm for no apparat reason would stall. would restart and stall within two seconds then do the same thing four or five times have only b...
1982 BMW 528e 2.7L No Start VIN: WBADK8302C
I just had about 15 minutes to look at this (Remote Location). No power to fuel pump. Pump works, tested main and fuel pump relays, they are switching. I don't have the BMW service test kit or the Bosch L-Jetronics Fuel Injection Testing Procedures Brochure or...
1998 BMW 540i 4.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADE5326W
2005 BMW 745Li 4.4L Accessories VIN: WNBAG63585
Good morning group i have an 05 745il that was just brought in from a local body shop. They had just replaced the left rear door. I was told that the only thing that happened while it was there was that the battery went dead and they had to jump start it. The ...
1965 Cadillac fleeetwood 472CID wiring/control unit
Hello All, This old caddy( made into a pickup.???.) has no automatic temp control. The unit cooled for a few minutes we shut the car of and now I have no cooling or heat and no blower motor. The fuse is good. I was hoping someone had a wiring diagram or some ...
1995 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Stall VIN: 1GCCS19ZXS
A day or two after reparing the no start the truck came back with an intermittant stalling problem. Tested and came up dry. Truck will stall after about ten minutes of run time. (cruise or idle or accel, it doesnt matter which) Funny thing is when the truck di...
1999 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L Speedometer VIN: 1GNFG15R2X
When driving this van down the roadand you get up to 50-55 MPH the speedometere starts to bounce around. I replaced the VSS on the back of the transmission with a GM Sensor. If I watch the speeds on the abs side they all bounce up and down. There are no codes ...
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L radio VIN: 2G1WX15K91
This thing came on the hook for no crank condition, soon as i got in it crank ok and ran. I shut it off to restart now no crank. Checked codes and their was whole bunch, bcm/dim u1016 b1440 b2618 b2655 b3106 b3128 b3133 dic u1305 u1016 radio b1000 b1004 b1007 ...
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNFK16Z42
Hi all. We've got a missfire on a 5.3L Z engine Suburban thats giving us some problems. This vehicle will put a mil on when coasting downhill on highway. Code P0300 present when scanning vehicle. Most missfires are occurring on #2,3,4 and 7. Occassionally we w... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple Missfire)
2004 Chevrolet SSR 5.3L Driveshaft VIN: 1GCES14PX4
This vehicle has a distinct "tink" sound that is heard often. It happens when it is shifted from Park to Reverse or Drive, and also when accelerating (easy or hard). Some days it is constantly happening and is noisy and embarrasing to the driver. In the past ...
2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L Tire Pressure Monitor VIN: 2C8GF68464
Hi Folks: This is one for the Chrysler people. The dash displays "Service Tire System" warning and the tire symbol is on in the cluster. This is an early build Pacifica so the TPM system is in the VIC not the WCM. There is a code in the VIC "Internal Module F...
2005 Chrysler Pacifica 3.8L service light VIN: 2C4GM48L55
Hello out there I have a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica with the Perform Service message light on. Mitchell on demand states to depress and release the MENU button on the right side of the dash however this car does not have a MENU button or the STEP button or the RES...
1993 Dodge B250 5.2L ac system VIN: 2B6HB21Y5P
customer stated while driving down road she heard a pop and a/c quit working. we found a/c compressor was bad. after replacing a/c comp. we've had a problem with high gauge readings and no cold air at vents. we've had every part of the system apart to clean, a...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP44R7T
Hey fellas got a wierd one here. came in with a miss.Checked codes P0107. Checked map sensor wiring and replaced sensor. Nothing. Changed computer and made it worse. Disconnected map signal wire.No fluctuation in idle.Ran great. Put in gear to test drive cutti... Trouble codes: P0107 (MAP/Baro sensor low)
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L Lighting VIN: 1B3HU18Z42
The headlight switch is off, yet every time the ignition is turned on and off, the park and fog lights stay on for approx. 15 minutes. The same thing happens when you lock or unlock the doors using the remote. If we cut the PCI bus line to the Front Control M...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L #1 cylinder VIN: 3D7HU18Z72
2002 Dodge pickup that came in with mega oil consumption and missing on #1. Found that #1 had no compression. Pulled the head and there's a hole in the piston right next to the cylinder wall. Customer wanted a new Mopar engine so I put it in. Test drive and ev...
1989 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMEU15N2K
This truck is my son's farm truck. He shorted positive battery post against hood and melted all engine grounds. Have replaced all grounds, now truck will start and stall unless you give it some throttle and then runs rough, rich exhaust smoke. Have Snap-On Mod...
1993 Ford Escort LX 1.9L No Start VIN: 1FAPP11J8P
i've got a 93 ford escort w/ 1.9L . no injector pulse. cust replaced icm and coil pack before it got to me. found the fuel pump will run in the on position but shuts off in start position. with the key in the on position and fuel pump running i jump starter an...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTJW36F7S
truck came in runs rough and miss on accel. no codes in computer. preform buzz test all sound good but 1. is buzz test done in engine firing order. injector will buzz but not as loud as the rest.if it does not pass buzz test does that mean injector is bad.than...
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L #11Fuse VIN: 1FTRE1423X
Ford guys we inherited this E150-vehicle was towed to a Ford dealer because would not come out of park & abs light flashing all the time.recepit states tech repaired an open behind fuse box & an open behind instrument panel to abs module.we found a blown #11 f...
1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L egr flow insufficien VIN: 2FMDA5343X
replaced pdfe sensor and cleared codes but ses light keeps coming back on for egr insufficient flow.what would you do next to fix the reoccuring problem of [...] Trouble codes: P0401
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMYU03171
truck came in with an intermintant no start. after 2 days it acted up did not start. traced to no fuel presure. tested for power and ground ok. replaced fuel pump assembly. now we have 60-65 psi fuel presure but it won't start. has spark, and we can get it fir...
2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEJ6614Y
thank you iatn members this car came in with a hole in the rad.replaced rad.seemed okay.came back two days later with a misfire number 1 cyl code.and an intermittent chug at idle.we eliminated wires,plugs, we pulled the head and had it checked for ...
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L alternator VIN: 1HGCG225XY
The alternator belt tensioning bracket keeps breaking. Original lasted 50k miles, second one only 3k, third is broken again after only 2k miles. I haven't seen the vehilce yet and will certainly check pulley alignment, other mounting hardware, etc, but want to...
1994 Jaguar XJS 6.0L Accessories VIN: SAJNN234XR
hi there, client has flat battery-he mentioned that for the longest time if he left blower motor on slow(speed one) the fan kept running and he stopped it by leaving it on posision three(high). now fan stays running at all times-battery drains. hoping for some...
1966 Jeep cj-6 401CID calipers
this is a custom made jeep it has 76 chevy dana 60 front axles for both front and rear 4 wheel steering the problem is the calipers will build up pressure after about 3-5 pumps and start to drag and then totaly lock on it has a 75 cadillac master cyl with 4 wh...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Stall VIN: 1J4GZ58S9R
Jeep towed in from owner, he has replaced Cam sensor, ignition coil, fuel pump. I scanned truck for codes and have code 11 No Ignition Reference Crank Signal. I replaced crankshaft position sensor. Jeep will run and idle fine but when taing off from stop will ... Trouble codes: 11 (No Ignition Reference Crank Signal)
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L suspension VIN: 1J4GZ8Y7TC
Vehicle came in for a rattle in rear going over bumps. After test drive noise seems to be comming from right rear. Have replaced rear shocks. Right rear upper control arm. And checked exhaust per TSB. Everything in rear suspension seems tight. I feel like it's...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L flexplate VIN: 1LNHM87AXY
rebulit trans and replaced converter and flexplate flex plate was the updated one from lincoln. torqued bolts as per lincoln specs and used lincoln special tool to align converter and flexplate. still has knocking comming from bellhousing this is the fourth ti...
2001 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1YVGF22C01
help. this one came in with slight hessitation and what felt like it was droping a cyl. found 2 plugs carbon tracking. performed tune, plugs, wires, pcv and fuel filter. had same problem, then i found the P1100 replaced maf straight from mazda. no change. chec... Trouble codes: P1100 (maf intermittent)
2002 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1BJ22542
Customer was parking the car in a lot and had the steering wheel turned to full stop. The brakes were lightly applied, the A/C was off but the fan was on. The vehicle stalled. I performed a throttle service and cleaned the IAC valve also. I had a tough time du...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L compressor VIN: WDB1070421
This is actually a 500sl with the inline six cylinder. There is no a/c compressor engagement at all. I can jumper the comp and works ok. I have converted system to 134a and system has enough 134a. There is no power to pressure switch at the receiver drier. I h...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L RF Window VIN: WDBFA67EXS
SL 500 Convertible, Rf window works normally with the center consloe switch,problem is that it is supposed to be slightly down when you close the door, and then close in the fully up postion, driver side window works fine. also tha battery is draining down ove...
1991 Mercury Tracer 1.9L no power VIN: 3MAPM10JXM
the problem we have now is that the vehicle has no intial power. for the first 100 feet the car goes about 10-15 miles per hour maybe and then it revs to 4500 and shifts and has power. up hill as long as you have a good run is no problem but has trouble going ...
1994 Mercury Tracer 1.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1M4D5HK123
Vehicle came in about a week ago with a no start condition, found no fuel pressure, replaced fuel pump and car left. Vehicle came back today with die out condition. Talked with customer and she said that it was happening before the pump, but she just assumed t...
1995 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L No Start VIN: 4AJ56G1SE2
Car towed in, no start, no spark, no communication with two different scanners. We checked the ignition transistor as per Alldata and it checked OK so we sent the ECM to a rebuilder frequently recommended on this website. They reported "no problema", but sent ...
1992 Oldsmobile Achieva S 2.3L timing chain VIN: 1G3NL5434N
The timing chain went bad and the owner replaced it himself w/o new gears. Went only a short distance and had problems; brought it to us about 90 days ago. I put in another chain, all the gears except the water pump, and new guides and tensioner. It is back wi...
2003 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.2L Transfer case VIN: 1GHDT13S03
Feels like transfer case going in & out of AWD at random. No MILs on. Condition also feels like severe engine miss, but engine is OK.
1991 Pontiac Sunbird LE 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G2JB54K3M
previously i had sent a help request was informed to try cleaning the throttle body and replacing the iac. i tried cleaning the iac and it worked for about 2 days. now im back to square 1. i tried replacing iac with aftermarket, didnt work, returned and tried ... Trouble codes: 42 (est circuit open or grounded)
1999 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Runs Good! VIN: 1G2HX52K6X
Hello friends, I hope you have a little time to read this and maybe give some advice on this car. The car is a 99 Bonneville 3.8 K engine. The history goes something like this. It failed the ILL EPA test in Jan this year for P0420. The owner had a friend p...
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L power windows VIN: 1G2WP12K8X
Power window problem with the LF door.This is a 2dr car.When putting down the LF window with the express down feature, the window goes down and will not go back up right away.The express feature is staying engaged and the window motor circuit breaker kicks off...
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G2WP52K71
Dear Techs: Back again already with another Pontiac, 1 down, another to go. This one is so intermittent (or random) that I can't duplicate the condition. It has blown the 10 amp ECM fuse around 5 times in the past month. In questioning the owner, it seems like...
1995 Saab 9000 CDE 3.0L Air door VIN: YS3CF48W5S
Hello, This saab was brought Into my shop for no A/C. It has plenty Of heat So we check All the fuses And looked for any tsbs.We can move The cable for The air door and switch from heat To Ac. I talked to saab And said most common is control unit. This unit...
1995 Saturn SC2 1.9L odometer VIN: 1G8ZG1275S
speedometer works(accurate occording to scanner) but odometer will not work. replaced w/ a used one and still will not work. used one has 41000 on it. occording to alldata wiring diagram the same signal for speed is for odometer and is routed in the ic of the ...
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Unknown VIN: JT3VN39W55
I have this 4 runner that was towed in for head gaskets,when I got it ,the upper intake was already removed. Here is the problem I put it all back together and I have an extra vacuum port on top of the throttle body(it has a 90 degree bend that points it towa...
1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN86RXX
Need some help from all you toyota techs. This 4runner came in with a p1133 code. Replaced the front o2/fuel ratio sensor, Car came back with same code. Test drove and graphed o2 with solas found that it stayed between .500 and .700 and was usually at .660 or ... Trouble codes: P1133
1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2T1BR12E4X
hi friends, we have this 99 corolla that is intermittently dieing. it shuts down with out any warning at all, does not surge or spudder, just shuts down. I havent seen many toyotas with this type of problem, so i realy dont know what to check next? we did a sc...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L compressor VIN: WVWMD63B7X
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L fan VIN: 3VMRC29M4X
I thinso need replace fan control switch o fan control module I not sure thanks salvador

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L mil VIN: WBAGJ8324W
Thanks for a great number of responses to this question. We checked the back pressure on the right cat. as many of you suggested and found our problem. After explaining this to the customer, he requested replacement of both sides @$1100/each! Unfortunately he ...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH8348Y
This one is fixed! I was replacing the wrong one. I was replacing the pre O2 on the drivers side, when I should have been replacing the pre O2 on the passenger side. As many of you pointed out. The #1 side for BMW V8/V12 engines will always be on the side wher... Trouble codes: P0135 (O2 sens B1 Sen1).
1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L ride control VIN: W06VR52R8V
Ok this car is fixed and down the road. My thanks to Chuck,David,John and Jeremy. Jeremy hit it right on the head as there was a wear spot on this sensor. After replacing the sensor-all is good. Special thanks to John for taking the time to put the complete di...
1988 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCDC1472J
Sorry for the long delay in response for my plee for help. This vehicle is still not fixed due to time restraint. We did manage to check most all recomended repairs to no positive outcomes. I still have this truck for a long time and i will be working on it pe... Trouble codes: 034 (map sensor circuit signal voltage low high vacuum).
1994 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 7.4L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1GCHK34N2R
Thanks for the posts you all sent me in the right direction. Though we had replaced the injectors they turned out to be the problem. We had used injectors purchased from an independent. We won't do that again.
1994 Chevrolet S10 4.3L all intruments VIN: 1GCCS14W4R
Thanks for the 11 replies. Initial replies suggested ignition switch could be a problem. Replaced it ($12) but it didn't change anything. Removed instrument panel and still had short to gauge fuse. Traced wires as suggested in other replies and finally found s...
1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L belt VIN: 2G1WX12Y7S
i found that the the belt tensioner that the other shop installed, was not on correctly and it was starting to separate causing the belt to come off. thanks everyone.
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13S73
This fix just confirms my electical thinking. If you have a bad good or a short to ground you get alot of things you can't explain to occur. Here it is:A month earlier this person backed the truck into a light pole and hurt the right rear corner. We found tail... Trouble codes: P0332.
1996 Dodge Avenger 2.0L screaming fast idle VIN: 4B3AU42YOT
It always boils down to the big 3 folks. I had a sleepless night last night & what dreaming I did get was always a Bosch airflow plate centering tool, recentering a K-Jetronic airflow meter plate. I have never seen this tool, only pictures, but a 100 watt bulb...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP54L3W
Well I was hoping to borrow a scope to check the crank and cam sensor as suggested by Allen, Terry, Sherman, Jimmy, Nathan, Jeff, and Derek, but the owner never brought the van back. I still think Ted who suggested checking the air gap of the crank sensor was ... Trouble codes: P1391 (Intermiten signal loss of crank sensor).
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L oil gauge VIN: 1B4HS28Y4X
Yes oil pressure was dropping after running with engine hot and drops at high idle but comes back at low idle. changed oil pump and pick up screen. thanks for all the reply's
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Mechanical VIN: 3B7HC13Y5Y
I appreciate those that took the time to reply to this one. It does seem a little odd, but we have come to the conclusion that the problem is inside the HVAC case. (The refrigeration circuit is getting quite cold, but the duct temperature is still too high.) S...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7KF236X1
Replaced fuel injection pump it fixed all our problems. Thanks, Don Trouble codes: P0216.
2002 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L hard start VIN: 2B3HD56M42
fixed pulled up upper intake and jumpered fuel pump and found #1 injector leaking. replaced and tested ok after hot soak.
1993 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Misfire VIN: 2FTHF36MXP
Hey fello mechanics, this one is fixed. Had to send it over to a local diesel shop. They had to replace a fuel hose. Am sort of unclear as to how we could have good fuel volume even though there was a problem with the fuel hose between the tank and lift pump. ...
1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L orfice tube VIN: 1FASP15J2S
thank you all for your assistance in the direction to put the orfice tube in. For anyone not sure, the small end goes toward the evaporator and the longer screened end points toward the condensor. The system is installed and working fine. Also I wanted to ment...
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L No Start VIN: 1FTDX1725V
After discovering the broken crankshaft dampener I inspected the crankshaft further and discovered that the threads were stripped in the snout of the crankshaft. After installing a Helicoil, a new (updated) ballancer, and a fresh bolt the vehicle fired up on t...
1998 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L compressor VIN: 4F4YR16U4W
Thanks to everyone for there advice. The customer decided to just replace the whole compressor due to the fact that this truck has over 200k on it and he didn't want to have any more issues with the ac in the near future. After installing the new compressor an...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10C8Y
thanks to all for input. after clearing light code didn't return. i guess chalk it up to a ford. Trouble codes: 1401 (dpfe ckt high voteage).
2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on
We want to thank Bo [...] for taking the time to get back to me regarding my request. I am closing this request with a no fix at this time because the customer needs the car ASAP. Again, if we don't...
1993 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L none VIN: JACDH58W0P
Dale, you nailed it! That little port under that intake plate was plugged up tight with carbon. Cleaned it out and it is now working properly. I should have given that info about the no change in idle when manually opening egr valve. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ... Trouble codes: 32 (egr system failure).
1989 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L alarm system VIN: SAJKY1743L
Thanks for the replies to this one. The alarm module WAS located upwards of the steering column and to the left. I used a pick tool and unplugged it...problem solved. Auto wholesaler wasn't interested in repairing or resetting the system. Just wanted the syste...
1998 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1J4FY19S1W
I replaced TPS sensor,crankshaft sensor and cleaned throttle body and still runs bad. O2 sensors checked ok according to scanner. Recomended the customer take to dealer for further testing. Thanks for all the replies and help!!
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBEA90D9J
I had several of you suggest a crank sensor and 2 said EZL and that was what I was thinking , so I went over everything one more time and even though the ohm meter said I had a good ground, when I tugged on the brown wire it pulled out of the eyelet with littl...
1995 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Hesitation, Stall VIN: IN4BU31D2S
Sorry for the delayed response... Thanks for all you guys's input on this one. A few of you guys hit it correct with the replacement of a Nw Knock sensor. That seems to improve some what. Another piece of part that makes it better was the fuel injector. Unfo... Trouble codes: 32 (Knock sensor).
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AC11D32
I found an article in the newest Motor magazine that describes the same problem in a 2004 Sentra 1.8. The writer diagnosed it as a head gasket leak. Small leak when cold. Plugs misfired on antifreeze in cylinder, runs well after antifreeze burns off. The car h... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multi Random Missfires).
1994 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GHDU06L7R
Thank s to all who replied. I had 6 replies. Four replies stated bad wire,(As this is a waste spark system). One stated bad spark plug and one stated to 'tap lightly on injector #4. Well get ready for this. It all started with a skip. So I perform a balance te...
1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 2P4GP2435X
I replaced all 6 injectors and now it runs great... almost doesn't feel like the same van anymore... thanks for the help
1992 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L No Start, starts bucks n dies VIN: 1G2NE5433N
after checking and reinstalling wiring at right firewall that leads to the pcm, (tsb for water intrusion)the car started and ran...until i moved the harness. the harness was connected to the unbolted pcm. this little movement allowed it to start until the pcm ...
1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L Stall VIN: 1G2NE15M5M
Dear Helping Techs: Well I have this one fixed, although this time none of the answers were right, this time. Out of 7 replies, 3 suggest replacing the crank sensor, one thought I might be loosing power & communication with the computer, one suggested tap test...
1984 Porsche 928 S 4.7L dashborad VIN: WPOJB0929E
Dear Friends, thanks for all which have replied. The conclusion is: Porsche never produced a good dashboard dis- reassembly (exploded) view for the 928; as we have now in the Boxster and 911 (996) manuals. Uli
1998 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L ABS module VIN: 4SBG6857W6
Sorry for my late fix respond, Andy and Arthur where right with the abs activation and then bleeding the brakes. The only problem occured was I had to bleed the brakes in a differrent way, that meens bleed the RF,LF,first then RR,LR and this 8 times in a row t...
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Clutch
We finally got the scuby doo fixed. Thanks to everyone for their help. Special thanks to Tim from Nevada and Joseph from California. The problem was indeed the slave cylinder. I pulled the boot back and the piston was stuck all the way to the bottem of the bor...
2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3TD62V8Y
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. We ended up using our smoke machine and found the smoke coming from the upper portion of the tank. We removed the sender and found the gasket folded over a bit. The customer stated that no pump repairs had be...
1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L Pinging VIN: JT3RN37W9L
While applying vacuum to EGR valve (and thinking 3 steps ahead), I failed to notice that after about 2 seconds the engine speed came back to normal (before I released the vacuum from my hand pump). So yeah, the EGR valve is working but NOT holding the valve op...
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Incomplete Monitors/ VIN: 4T1BG22K11
Probably the best resource I had on this issue was the Toyota section of the Technical section on IATN. I got the vehicle back last night and it sat for the required eight hour cold soak. Out of the box, I checked IAT vs. CT and compared the values. (They must...
1995 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: WVWEE83A1S
will this one got away from me. the customer said car was not worth the hassel of going any further. i want to thank everyone that helped. Trouble codes: 00758 (secondary air system), 00561 (mixture adatationexceeded limit), 00537 (lambda controlresulatin g limit not reached), 00513 (engine speed sender no signal).
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Speedometer VIN: 3VWSC29M2X
Thank you for your help. Most said is was the speedo drive gear. Close, but no prize. In this case it was a poor connection at the VSS on top of the trans. I was looking at the wrong sensor. The VSS for the speedo is under what looks like an aluminum cloth pro...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L radio VIN: 3VWCA21C4X
Thanks well both randys said there should be a sticker but found none.When looking for sticker I turned on radio It works now! thanks for the code from paul even though I wasnt brave enough to try it.My dealer says that it has to be hooked up to their almighty...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA23B7Y
Hi there, I got several replies on this one confirming my suspicions that this was a MAF sensor problem. We replaced the MAF, the car has been gone a few days now with no problems, so we'll call it a fix. Thanks again to everyone who helped! Phil Skorupa E... Trouble codes: 17536 (Bank 1 Mixture Adaptation Mult. System Too Lean).
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