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1990 Audi 200 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: WAVHD5440L
This car came in today with the customer stating that every time he takes a load off the car(like pushes in the clutch) it dies on him and he cannot get started very well. We checked fuel pressure and it seemed to be ok 110psi. We checked TPS sensor and it see...
1991 BMW M3 2.3L Electric mirrors VIN: WBSAK0319M
Hello, car came in with door panels apart, someone's project car. The power mirror switch pins were out of the socket. I tried useing the wiring diagram form a 318, but I can't seem to get the proper switch pin sequencing. I have 6 wires. I even by-passed the ...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Unknown VIN: 5UXFB33582
Recently I had this X5 in for poor AC operation. Found the system to be low ([...]) added Dye and checked for leaks. The vehicle is back in two weeks with the same complaint and the same amount of freon missing....
1991 Buick Century Custom 3.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3G4AH54NGM
this is my girlfriends car it was sitting for a month because it belongs to here mom to want to fix it anyways this car has a no start cond i charged the battery yesterday it cranked started and died no codes present with my snapon scanner i check the fuel pre...
1995 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Intake VIN: 1G4CW52K3S
I Have a question tha mabee someone out there has delt with before. I have 95 3.8 k engine with coolant and oil consumption ,not sure if they related with each other.On original inspection you could see coolant evidence from tail ipe in small amounts.Very obvi...
2000 Buick Regal LS 3.8L power windows VIN: 2G4WB52K4Y
Need help with this buick.Came in with windows up and wont come down.Of course i first tryed the old smack the door panel with a rubber mallet-didnt get that lucky.Next i tryed the main switch on the drivers door allso not so lucky.Removed all four door panels...
1982 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham 4.1L ecm VIN: 1G6AB6989C
I have no injector pules on this vehicle but I can activate the injectors if I ground the injector circuit at the ecm.
1991 Cadillac Fleetwood 4.9L Fuel data center and climate control VIN: 1G6CB53BXM
This car came in with the blower inop and the digital displays in the instrument cluster, fuel data center and climate control panel inop. The 16V wire had no power. I found the CCP shorted. Replaced the CCP and BCM and now the display for the instrument clust...
1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G6CD53B6P
Hello again techs, I am getting my butt handed to me on this one. This caddy was towed in with complaint of last two tanks of fuel got horrible gas mileage and then stalled and wouldn't restart. We replaced pickup and module, now car will start but runs terrib...
1991 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G1FP23F3M
car came in for running bad on freeway. if you take the throtle when car is warmed up and go wide open the car falls flat on its face. we found bad distributor and installed a rebuilt one. car still running bad. i have a nother car here that is the same. after...
1998 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L abs light VIN: 2G1WL52M1W
I have this 97 lumina car with a constant abs light on,no codes stored.unable to turn light on or off with scan tool (my solus doesnt have this capability nor does my brother inlaws modis).I have already replaced the underhood fuse box due to original one havi...
2000 Chevrolet C3500 5.7L fuel gauge VIN: 1GBJC34R4Y
fuel gauge jumps when key is turned on, then sits on E when running. rear tank will not transfer fuel to main tank when reqired. when testing gauge, unpluged at fpb modual. gauge should go to full but dose not. unpluged gauge and sender at vcm and gauge went t...
2001 Chevrolet 8500 .0L alarm
This may be easy for a few of the tech's out there. I have a 8500 chevrolet that has a water tank and a pump for spraying the roads. The pump is driven by the power take off with a 60lb pressure cut of switch mounted on the pump pressure side. What I need to w...
2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 8.1L Cuts out VIN: 1GAHG39G31
The problem, which is intermittant and has not occurred when the truck has been in the shop, is that the car will stall while being driven, come to a complete stop, then restart when the key is turned off and back on. The truck is driven by more than one perso...
2001 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.4L compressor VIN: 1G1JF52T61
This vehicle was brought in for a/c not cooling, customer stated that he attempted to charge system and pressure relief would discharge like there was too much pressure in system . while the system was empty i opened up the lines to inspect orfice tube in cond...
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 2G1WF52E62
This Malibu has oil residue in the coolant reservoir. My experience with intake gaskets has been coolant in the oil. Not on this one, though. No drastic changes in either fluid levels. Is there a common problem associated with these engines? Testing procedures...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LS 6.6L Fuel guage VIN: 1GBJC34214
We have this vehicle with an intermittent fuel guage problem. It will come in with it showing empty. After reading the codes, we clear them and the vehicle will be fine for a few days. The codes are P1626(anti-theft system fuel module)and P2636 (fuel transfer ...
2006 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L CD changer VIN: 1FASTCORVE
Hello to all; I will be installing a GM 6-disc CD changer, PN [...], into this Convertible Vette this Thursday 7/13. The OEM system already includes XM radio and Navigation options (factory-installed). I am being told by GM parts that this changer will be p...
2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L Power Steering Pump VIN: 2C4GM68465
Need your assistance again folks-This 2005 Pacifica is a fleet vehicle that came in with complaint of whining noise under hood-increasing with acceleration.Obvious power steering pump noise-ordered & replaced power steering pump with Chrysler new part-same noi...
1987 Dodge Dakota 3.9L steering shaft VIN: 1B7GR14M3H
HELP!! Please! I've got this dakota with a loose steering shaft between the column and the box, specifically the 'double "d"' parts that slide together. Does anybody know of a supplier/rebuilder for these shafts? Please let me know, and thanks for your time!! ...
1989 Dodge Caravan LE 2.5L Window regulator tape VIN: 2B4FK55J6K
Hi everyone, Hopefully someone has had this problem before. This is on my own vehicle not a customers. The van keeps breaking window regulator tapes on the drivers side window. The original broke a little over a month ago, so I replaced the tape and applied ...
1995 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, no power VIN: 1B3HD56F5S
this vehilce will run great untill it is fully warm oxygen sensors will switch normally, once it acts up it will not respond to throttle unless it is all the way down and one oxygen sensor will be .02 volts and other will be 1.0 volts the same happens with inj... Trouble codes: 51 (52 -), 52
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 SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B4GP44R9T
vehicle doesn't start. towed in by customer - said he tried to start it - just cranks. we have fuel & injector pulses. we checked cam sensor, crank sensor & coil and replaced all three just because. modis graph shows coil ramps up (a little funky) but doesn't...
1997 Dodge B3500 5.9L No Start VIN: 2B5WB35Z8V
Vehicle towed into our facility No Start, We tested fuel pump found no fuel pressure, tested for voltage at the pump, had voltage, removed old fuel pump and bench tested pump and it failed, Replaced pump vehicle started and left 3 days and 192 miles later vehi...
1997 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Unknown VIN: 3B7MF33D0V
this truck has a bad vibration at approx 50-70 mph.when you accelerate it will start and will continue until you slow to about 30mph.you dont feel anything in the steering wheel or front end.feels real strong in the back half of the truck.it started out only w...
1997 Dodge Avenger 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4B3AU42Y9V
This car Does not start unless you spray starting fluid into throttle body.Idles poorly for a few seconds and dies.Idles longer if accelerator is depressed.Ocationally it pops throught the throttle body and causes flames, while trying to start with depressed a...
1998 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 2B4FP2539W
I've worked myself to the point where ... There is an antifreeze leak dripping off of the torque converter bolt ... when the oil pan is off. I throughly have researched the archives for leaks on this engine ) before writing to ask for your help. ***. There d...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L alternator VIN: 1B7KF2362X
has a P1682 charg volts to low. I followed mitchell and alldata diagnostic steps and they lead me to replace pcm. The pcm has been replaced by another shop (was a rebuilt one from the internet) a dodge one costs alot close to 1g. What is weird is i can unplug ...
1999 Dodge Durango 5.9L trans VIN: 1B4HS28ZOX
i have a 1999 dodge durngo that customer stats while he was driving on freeway, suv went in to nautral for prox 35 secand and as he was coasting down suv had a poping like it got in to the gear and he was able to drive, we can not duplicate the problem so far ...
1999 Dodge Durango 5.9L trans/computer control VIN: 1B4HS28ZOX
i have a 1999 dodge durngo that customer stats while he was driving on freeway, suv went in to nautral for prox 35 secand HE HAD POWER STEERING A/C & and as he was coasting down suv had a poping like it POPING NOISE/CLUNCK in to the gear and he was able to dri...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Not real sure VIN: 2B4GP443X2
This beast belongs to a friend of mine, He was giving me a ride because I'm in need of knee replacements and today was "one of those day's" and I just wasn't able to drive , since I have a manual and it was my clutch leg that was acting up. Enough about me and...
1995 Ford Taurus LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FALP5347S
Checked vehicle,after driving a little while vehicle stalls out at stop light or under light accel, have not verified condition but customer states had same problem a few months ago (4000 miles) and ford replaced fuel pump and filter. Have 31-32 fuel psi at id... Trouble codes: 116 (ect sensor)
1996 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Stall VIN: 1FTHF26H3T
1996 f-250 vehicle stalls whene you put it in reverse.cannot find any codes and tried to catch movie data but was unable to see anything with snapon scanner. fuel pressure is ok and a complete tune up was done as well as cleaning the throttle body.
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FALP62WXV
This T-bird has a no start condition, fuel pressure is 40 psi. I can not scan for codes at times due to the computer not comunicating with scan tool. If I tap on the ECM sometimes it will comunicate with the tool and then the vehicle will start. If I shut the ...
1998 Ford Contour LX 2.5L f9 fuse VIN: 1FAFP66LXW
car came in on hook. installed new fuse. f9. eec circuit. car runs great, after test drive, fuse blows and circuit stays shorted until towed in. checked every component in circuit no draw. pulled loom by trans and couldn't see any chafed wires. fuse ussualy bl...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU1566Y
We have a good customer that brought the SUV in because the check engine light was on and the engine would cut out at 1700 rpm. We pulled codes, P0320 was the only code. Did pin out test; we have 1.5 volts,PCM to CKP 359 ohms, inspected wiring around A/C compr... Trouble codes: P0320 (Crank Sensor)
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Hesitation VIN: 1FDWF37L2X
truck has low power when pulling out and on hills. really bad when trying to back up. new fuel pump. filter no miss new tps. only 2 codes are p0135 and p0155. ho2s 11 and ho2s 22 heater cir fault. low power pulling out and backing up. customer said some times ... Trouble codes: P0135 (p0155-), P0155
2000 Ford F-150 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX18LYN
guys and gals...this has me kind of wonderiing what is going on ...the engine rusn really rough,you cant even drive it...cel on indicating rich o2's didnt note the codes.this thing has 4 dead cylinders...not firing..has no compression on front cylinder on each...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Hesitation VIN: 1FTNX20L31
We have a fleet of trucks 3 being F-250 's I have 4 questions related to O2 sensors 1st according to my scantool I show a HO211 and Ho212,This should mean Bank !sensor 1 and 2 right? Why not HO221?? 2nd acooding to the scantool HO212 is not doing anthing is ... Trouble codes: P1000
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)
1988 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMCA553JC
i have an accord with high nox, the egr system works fine, but the vehicle is very lean. check o2 sensor found 11 volts. is this possilble? i have check the entire wire going form o2 to emissions computer, its fine. i removed the o2 sensor terminal form the co...
2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD18431
Replaced gas cap with Honda original first thing, and cleared code. Light back on in two trips, next day. Cleared again, back next day. Performed Alldata procedure, used smoke tester to look for leaks, inspected all hoses carefully. I'm down to the "install kn... Trouble codes: P1456 (Leak in EVAP system near fuel tank)
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L air bag VIN: 2HGES16541
Hi guys. This honda has the air bag light on so i pulled codes on it. Has a code 9-3, drivers side seat belt problem. Ran the trouble tree and everything checked out good. Last thing on the trouble tree is to replace the air bag module. Got with Honda and orde...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L 4 -5 shift VIN: SAJFA01N11
Good evening Jaguar technicians everywhere.I am having a problem with this Jag transmission which is really a Ford unit.Cold it shifts fine, after approx 100 km (60 miles) if I kickdown to pass or even slow down to a stop and take off the car will not shift in...
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...
1991 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Brake pedal VIN: 1J4FJ58S7M
The brake pedal pulses when the brakes are applied. This problem just started within the last month. I check the entire braking system and could find nothing out of order. The vehicle still stops but the pulsing happens at all speeds and driving conditions. ...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Steering VIN: 1J4GX48N12
I m trying to install a new power steering hose (pressure) onto a 02 Jeep GRand Cherokee Laredo with hydralic cooling fan. There is a new part for a the vehicle from the dealer part number 5019708-ad. I remove old quick connect but it seems like is still not s...
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, VIN: KNDJA72301
Vehicle was towed in. Customer complained that vehicle was missing and felt like it was going to cut out. Vehicle had missfire on initial start up but went away. On test drive vehicle ran rough twice at a stop. On all the test drives this past week it missfire... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Missfire)
2003 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L compressor VIN: 1L1FM81WX3
Hello group , this 03 town car has intermitent compressor operation. It can be good for 2/3 days and then compressor cuts out for 2/3 hrs and it starts all over again . When compressor does not engage , compressor head pressure volts are ok , but psi stays at ...
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L vents VIN: JM3LW28GOY
The customer complaint was that some of the dash vents were blowing cold and some were like the system was on vent. With the two vents in the center of the dash on and the others all closed the drivers side is about 25 deg colder than the pass.side. 45 driver,...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L Misfire VIN: WDBEB33D2H
Car came in last week for a fuel leak at the top of the injection pump. We found that it was leaking out of the delivery valve where it goes into the pump. I ordered 6 o-rings, 6 copper sealing rings. We pulled all of the delivery valve apart and put in the ne...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Hesitation VIN: WDBGA43E9R
The customer complains of a delayed engagement while cold on the trans. I confirmed this and using the asenmacher retrieved codes R-26. All data had me going in circles trying to find a diagnostic strategy for this code. Befroe spending more time; i'd like an ... Trouble codes: R26
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Oil Leak VIN: WDBEA32E6S
Hi Guys, I got this 1995 Mercedes E320 Came In with a lots of leak from the front & rear engine area, we remove cylinder head replace new head gasket, front cover seal,new valve cover gasket, wash the engine & everthing okay, three days later car came back wit...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L interior can bus VIN: WDBJF70H1X
hello, I have a 1999 mercedes e430 in the shop here for a while. The windows or seat or sideview mirrors do not work. with my autologic scan tool, i pulled code B1025-test can wiring for short circuit to ground or open circuit. If i disconnect the door module ...
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L power windows VIN: 2MEFM75W6X
Greetings fellow IATN members. This Mercury just rolled in. Customer states that when outside temperature is hot, power windows drop out one at a time starting with the rear and working to the front until no windows operate. Of course the problem is not happen...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L warm air from passanger ducts VIN: 4M2ZU86W12
Hey everyone, I need to know if anyone has had this problem before. I have this 02 mercury mountaineer with 15-20 degrees warmer air when the ac is on max on the passanger side. it does have climate control.it is nice and cold on the drivers side. The blend mo...
1990 Mitsubishi Montero 3.0L No Start VIN: JA4GTJ3156
Hi I donít like to takes vehicles someone has started but this is a friend of mine. the client park this Montero one night and the next wont start up. There was no spark. I verify the ignition and the signals in an out their ok. I opened the computer and I rea...
1995 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L front diff VIN: JA4MR41H3S
thanks for the help in advance .my cust claimes this when driving at low speeds the front diff lights inside veh will start to flash and they hear a noise like something draging around the trans area they brounght car in the lights were flashing but when i put...
1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L a/c VIN: JA3AM84JXS
i do not work on alot of a/c systems. this car does not cool. compressor always runs, low side - 60psi and vibrates needle, high side - 70psi. when reved up high side goes to 110psi. compressor always on. compressor replaced 2 times, expansion and evaporator r...

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1991 Audi 100 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: WAUBC5442M
well what I found on this car was that the ignition timing was retarted and there is a large hose that goes undeer the intake and the other end goes to the idle air control valve and this hose was very soft in places and as the car got hot this hose would coll...
2000 Audi S4 2.7L Hesitation, CODE p1557 VIN: WAUDD68DXY
most of the replies stated that the code P01557 usually is caused by one of the intake tubes coming apart, ripping or tearing (this would explain the bang) we smoked this car several times & ended up sending it out with a new MAF & it has been fine for a mon... Trouble codes: P1557 (charge pressure control positive deviation).
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L ews VIN: WBAGJ8323V
Thanks to all who replied. We gave up trying to solve the problem. Called BMW dealer. Says they have 'never' had a problem coding the new EWS module. They told me they needed to see the car to provide warranty on new module. Suspected bad or non existant codin...
1995 Buick Regal 3.8L launch from stop VIN: 2G4WB12L3S
Many thanks to everyone who took the time to reply to this help request. The trans finally gave up the ghost on 6/28. Installed a low mileage used unit with new filter and fluid along with flushing out the trans coolers. The new trans drives great. The yard wh...
2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Smoke VIN: 1G6K57981U
Hey guys,Thanks for all of your suggestions.This car really took us back to basics.After several hours of diagnostics it turned out to be BAD GAS!! We used a fuel injecter cleaner bottle filled with gas,and engine ran fine. I drained the tank and refilled with...
1995 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 6.5L 3-4 shift VIN: 2GCEK196S6
the ignition switch repaired this vechile,thank you all for your expert help,customer is delighted not to have major trans trouble
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Steering VIN: 1GCEK19R3X
Thank you all for the helpful information. We replaced the power steering pump to no avail, then we replaced the p/s box and the problem has not come back.
2001 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L engine VIN: 1G1JC52471
Got the head off, warped .008'. We will mill the head and put together and see what happens. Thanks for the input
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Cooling Fan under performing with A/C on VIN: 1GNDT13S82
Well it's time to close the chapter on this vehicle. We didn't solve his overheating after checking the electrical and doing all the updates. Roger from Alberta offered alot of constructive replies and after going over them as well the the checks we did it app...
1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HE66G1X
thank you for the responses the fix for this car was to repair wireing going to ac presure transducer pinched between left headlight bucket and frame (violet wire with white trace)again thanks for responses) Trouble codes: 122 (tps low input).
1998 Dodge Stratus 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EJ46XXW
Well thanks to all that responded most said make sure you take time to learn how evap works which i already did and also they said invest in smoke machine. which probably would be good but not in budget. I did however elimnate leaks as a problem on this one my... Trouble codes: 441 (evap purge).
1999 Dodge Durango 5.9L o/d lite VIN: 1B4HS28ZOX
thanks to all replies. the fix was the governor/pressure sensor-temp sensor in trans. iatn is a nice resourse. when your not quite sure. thanks again. robert [...]. agm auto service.
1999 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B7GL22X6X
thanks for the reply`s for help - this truck doesn`t have a egr valve - fix for this engine was dumping cleaner into intake of hot engine & letting sit (thanks phillip). power returned pinging was gone - replaced 02 sensors due to being a little slow and were ...
2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.7L starter VIN: IB3EJ46U41
This car didnt have the skim anti theft and the computer we got was for that set up. Got the right computer and car is running okay.
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L Lighting VIN: 1B3HU18Z42
Following the replacement of the cluster (no difference), we got a DRB scanner and were able to turn the lights on/off while in the 'Activation' mode. That implied that the Front Control Module (FCM) is functional and is being told to turn the lights on. When ...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Hesitation VIN: 2FMZA5142W
I would like to thank all who replied to my call for help. Sorry I took so long to get back to you but the customer was gone on vacation and I just got the van back in today. I checked the MAF and cleaned it Checked cam sensor orientation-OK and finally unplug...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FMDA51U2T
Thanks again to all that replied. Gerry in B.C. and Mike in N.H. helped the most. It usually turns out to be a simple fix but sometimes you can't think and need another head. disconnecting the neg. cable and connecting it to the pos. or cleaning the maf cured ...
2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L obd ii VIN: 1FMPU18LXY
Hi Guys, I drove the truck all weekend total of 350 miles, came in monday morning to the shop hook up the scan tool & everything is ready to go
2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE1422Y
Thank You every one who replied - an overwhelming vote for the MAF. and it was. as soon as i replaced it fuel trim came right into line closer to about +6. Again thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU04171
well all of you are/were correct saying a bad dpfe sensor.re and re on pipe and egr valve showed good passages and valve did stroke all the way,replace newer styled sensor and pid is now 1.15 vdc.ran a koer test and came up with no codes.i must say working wit... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr insufficient flow).
1993 Geo Prizm LSi 1.6L Cuts out, at idle VIN: 1Y1SK5369P
I do not like to let cars go that are not fixed,but this cust did not want to go any further than what we have done. Thanks for taking time to review this prob.
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Forge plug VIN: 1HGCD5630T
Great replies for the data base. Consensus seems to be that it is just a cap, it can come right out to be re-sealed. I don't think there's a hard-and-fast torque spec, but be sensible about it. Makes good sense to me guys, thanks for all the great input. I hop...
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L No Start VIN: IHGCG565XW
Thank you all for your time and experience on pointing me in the right direction. it ended up being the computer so we sent it out to honda and all is well. thank you all again very much.
1985 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L no reverse VIN: SAJAV134XF
Most eveybody hit the nail on the head. When we raised the vehicle, the transmission appears to have been recently rebuilt, we adjusted both bands, they were off by 2 turns. We adjusted as advised to 3/4 of a turn, transmission now shits beautifully. Thanks!
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L A/C & cooling fan VIN: SAJNV4842K
All the suggestions re thermal switch, relay & diode functions checked out ok. Stewart [...] suggested that the cause of the compressor clutch always coming on with the ign. on even when the fan switch was off was the ECU was not well received by the owner, wh...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L oil leak VIN: 1J4GW68N3X
Well we got six replies on this request and everyone was saying about the same thing. So we took the advice and checked the vent tube(clear),replaced the seal with OE.Installed the seal with a seal installer and pressed it in place with a porta power.Went a li...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L compressor VIN:
Sorry for the slow response but customer had jeep. Thanks for the response. Most suggested to check clutch and remove shim. Tried this but someone already did that. Replaced the compressor and everything is perfect. Thanks again.
2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L center console display VIN: SALPM16412
Thanks to all the Land Rover experts!! Al from Falconworks said that you can bet it needs plugs & wires! Eddy from the Netherlands said he read something about wet relays near the battery and also mentioned a website (www.bba-reman.com) that has a lot of Land ...
1995 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Rear air suspension VIN: 1LNLM81W0S
Thanks to all who responded. Kenneth, we did pull the o rings back off the solenoids and one did look a little strange. It turns out Ford doesn't service the O rings separately without the solenoid but we were able to match something up from our A/C asst. I ju...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L FT of engine VIN: WDBEA30D1G
Thanks to all your help. It wound up being the shock dampner bushing. We replaced the shock and the noise went away.
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L RF Window VIN: WDBFA67EXS
window had to be resynchronized,Frank and Nick had right all along. thanks everyone for the resopses.
1996 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MELM53S5T
Thanks to everyone who submitted suggestions, but Kevin [...] from Michigan and especially Nick, Shop Forman for Findlay Ford Lincoln Mercury in Ohio and Tom from New Jersey hit the nail right on the head. Dealer techs are hard to beat when it comes to these ... Trouble codes: P1650 (PSP Switch out of Range), P1518 (IMRC stuck open).
1998 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L No Start VIN: 1MELM6530W
The no start problem on this mercury lied in 3 cracked spark plugs, replaced and started right up. It goes to show that alot of times it's the simple solutions staring you in the face, chalk it up as another lesson learned. Thank you for the responses. Walter ...
1994 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GHDT13W0R
Well it's out of here.Triple checked and noticed the fuel trim rising to 160 when the problem occured.While rechecking wires I caused it not to start.Then I moved the wire going through the plenum to the injector and it started.Removed the upper plenum to find...
1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.1L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3WH52MXV
Thankyou fellow techs, this one is fixed thanks to your help! 23 replied and 9 said to consider dirty injector, 6 said possible valve train problem, 5 for possible intake leak at lower or upper intake and around injector, 2 for ignition system problem. I went ... Trouble codes: P0300.
1995 Plymouth Voyager LE 3.3L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GH45R7S
this van never came back in. i do beleave the problem was in the module and if i see it back i will let everyone know.
2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Smoking from exhaust VIN: 4TAVL52N9Y
Hi everybody, This vehicle was smoking in the morning. Most of the replies I recieved aggreed with our guestimate of seaping valve guides. The machine shop that did the head work did not believe this problem could happen on this particular engine but agreed to...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L compressor VIN: WVWMD63B7X
the problem was the wiring diagrams that mitchel had. looking at teh diagrams and following the flow, the pressure switch has normally closed contacts with no pressure and closed with pressure. the voltage going from the on off switch flowed thru the switch an...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 3VWRC29M1X
I replaced the MAF sensor with a reman one which I dont care to use. The car ran good once it ran for a minute. The customer need the car back for the weekend so I let them take it. They drove it over the weekend and told me it ran perfectly. I dont know if it... Trouble codes: P0751.
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L high idle VIN: WVWHC63B41
sorry for the late reply! was waiting to make sure vehicle was fixed. thank you for all that replied,epecially Fred [...] from dallas. I pulled of t.b.i. assemble & cleaned, & did reset learned memory did a capacitive discharge. All is good car fixed! Thanks...
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