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1998 Acura RL 3.5L abs VIN: JH4KA9651W
I have a 1998 Acura 3.5RL. It came in with the ABS light on. I can not get it to go off. There are no codes stored. I did the flow chart to the letter and the end result was that the thousand dollar computer needed replaced. I repeated testing just to be sure....
1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24B7W
Hi there, We have an ongoing problem with this car. For awhile now we will get a recurring code 16795 for secondary air injection low flow. Sometimes it will take a few days for the MIL to come on, sometimes a few weeks. We have smoke checked the system a num... Trouble codes: 16795 (Secondary Air Injection System Incorrect Flow Detected), 16716 (Knock Sensor 2 Signal Too Low)
2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Accessories VIN: TRUWT28N91
This car was serviced at another shop before it came to our facility. They had replaced the VSS (Vehicle Speed Sensor) as the Check Engine Light was on and a VSS code was present. The speedometer was also not working. We checked the vehicle and did find the V...
2001 BMW 740i 4.4L Heater blower VIN: WBAGG83431
The heater blower typically runs for 3/4-1 hour after key off. I understand the final stage needs replacement. Where the heck is it? I didn't find it around the passenger-side tunnel.
1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G4HP52K1V
Hi we had this vehicle come in for blown heads. We recommended a used motor from a junk yard. We installed the motor and found that we had a rough running condition at idle. The used engine has 28,000 miles on it. We had an EGR code so we swaped EGR vavles and...
2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Right Side Turn Signals VIN: 1G6KD54YXY
This car came in with the blinkers on the right side blinking twice as fast as normal without the parking lights and headlights on. When you turn the headlights on the right side stops blinking altogether with the tailight on the right side stays on bright.The...
1978 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.0L No Start VIN: 1N69L8J125
Ihave a 1978 caprice 5.0 that won't start if it is not started every day . When it sits for two days the carb goes dry and if we spray carb cleaner or pump and crank for a long time it won't start . Once it starts it runs fine until it sits a couple days. Unit...
1982 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Window Regulator VIN: 1G1AY8788C
Hello, techs! Can anyone offer input on swapping out a (power) window regulator on this car (the car is mine, and I have already purchased the new regulator, but...). I have read the procedure in the service manual (and they certainly weren't that good back th...
1994 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G1YY22F7R
Replaced dist cap, rotor, wires & plugs...when eng stalls, we noticed IAC stuck...Replace IAC with oem. Key on steps @ 160...cranked & idled without stall, then noticed iac steps decreased until getting to ZERO..engine still idles, but will stall intermittentl...
1994 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L no start
to all techs i got this camaro from a different shop for a no start condition car has no spark and no pulse found code 82 in history and is hard code i followed the procudure for the code to no avail i even checked every single wire from the icm to ecm power g...
1995 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L speed control VIN: 1GNDM152XR
Hi guys A customer brought this van to me last night with the transmission not shifting. The ABS lite is on and the speedometer isnt working. I plugged my scanner in and it doesnt register any speed. I replaced the speed sensor in the trans and it still doesnt...
1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM19W8W
Customer complained vehicle intermittantly revs up like stuck throttle when actually throttle isn't sticking happen at a idle and cruise. when this happenned check engine light flashing. turned key off then restarted and check engine light steady on but idle i... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L seat belt tensioner VIN: 1C3EL55U11
owner had drivers seat belt pretensioner replaced 1 year ago at the dealer because air bag light was on. three months ago came in and air bag light on again. scan show open circuit on drivers pretensioner. replaced tensioner and air bag light out for three mon...
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L skim VIN: 3C4FY58844
Thanks in advance for any help This car came in as a flood victim with a No Start,No Crank Problem.Using a DRBIII ,I found and replaced the defective SKIM,Now I have Comunication with the BUS and after Accuiring the four Digit PIN #,Attempted to program a new ...
1993 Dodge Caravan 2.5L chassis VIN: 2B4GH25K2P
I've got a vibation at 45mph it only occurs at 45 mph and after you stabilized speed for about one minute then the hole van start to shake badly through the steering the seats and the whole body. If you don't hold speed at 45 you can accel or deccel throuh the...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Unknown VIN: 2BG4GP4430
This caravan came in with the usual complaint of the ac not blowing cold. I identifed the refrigerant and hooked up the machine. my pressures are high on both sides. High side is not bad at 300-350 but low side stays at 80-90 and obviously vent temps are not v...
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7MU48C43
This vehicle came in with two complaints, 1. The MIL lamp was illuminated (P0633 SKIM secret key not entered and P0477 Low voltage at the engine brake driver relay, both codes when cleared would come back immediately on restart). 2. Vehicle starts hard when wa...
1975 Ford Pickup F250 7.5L Unknown
First off let me start off by saying that this vin is wrong,don't have the vin. Secondly let me say that this is a 1975 Ford F250 with a 1996 Dodge Cummins Diesel in it with a tranny from a 1995 F150,e40d. Now that you know what I am having to deal with let me...
1988 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L loses power VIN: 1FTCR15TXJ
This truck will only lose power if at highway speeds for over 30 minutes occasionally, if you cycle key truck will at normal, or if you drive at low speed for a few blocks it will return to normal. Map sensor shows good on sun scope, so does tps and coolant te...
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L ducts VIN: 1FALP62W3V
Hello everbody, Need some help, advice or tell me this is normal! I'll start by saying we replaced the heater core and thats when the "problem started". I think this is normal for the car. The customer is one of those that ALWAYS has something to complain abou...
1998 Ford F-150 4.2L Mechanical VIN: IFTZF1726W
Wasted time and Money 4.2 F150 1998
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Starting VIN: 2FMZA5141X
i have a parasitic battery draw, and i narrowed it down to the #3 and #4 switched system power relays. i need to know if anybody has run into this same thing and knows where i can find a good wiring diagram for theser circuits. i tried alldata and got nowhere....
2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP56S91
I went to a Ford dealer to try an IAC valve, which it took about half an hour for them to find for their own vehicle. then I installed it, and behold, it ran worse than it did with the original IAC valve in it. SO, does anyone out there know what in Hades the... Trouble codes: B1260 (Solar Radiation sensor circuit short to battery), B1696 (Autolamp on circuit short to ground), B1790 (Autolamp sensor input circuit failure), P1464 (AC demand out of self test range), P0301
2003 Ford E-350 Club Wagon XL 7.3L compressor VIN: 1FBSS31F73
Hi guys, I've got a repeat problem with this vehicle, original complaint of no cold a/c found high pressure reading fluctuating between 220 and 230 psi and low side at 70 psi. We replaced the accumulator, orifice tube and compressor and flushed the front and r...
2004 Ford Freestar 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZA54634
I need some help with this 2004 Freestar. The vehicle came in for PA state emissions with check engine light on, and failed with codes po171 and po174. I have had older Windstar 3.8's with same codes, and have done the TSB for plenum seals, bolts, and\or valve... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L line pressure VIN: 1FTSW21555
ok group here goe's first of all , this truck has no warrenty!! the trans failed and burned lightly under hood items. insurance totaled the truck. my boss bought it salvaged truck is immaculate,2000 miles, fixed under hood burn items and then fired it up(no pu...
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTSS34P25
Vehicle approx 2 months ago was filled up with Gasoline. At that time tank was drained and refilled with Diesel. There has been no noted problems since. With the exception of an intermittent no start and cuts out while driving. Today I checked the codes and fo... Trouble codes: P2291 (ICP too low - engine cranking)
1992 GMC topkick 6500 366CID fuel deliver tank VIN: 1GBL7H1P4N
ok..i got a good one.. i have a 92 gmc topkick and im not getting any fuel from passanger tank to driver side tank i have good grounds i have changed both sending units and had another topkick in the shop and changed both the relays and modules.. fuses good i ...
2001 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L tensioner VIN: 3GKEC16T71
The vehicle came in with a loud chirping or clacking noise when the a/c is on. I pulled the plastic belly pan and watched the tensioner. At a certain rpm (1600 to 1800) the tensioner occillates wildly making a horrible noise. The a/c pressures are normal and i...
2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1857Y
this is the third time in for this honda. the first time in we smoke tested the system (snap on evap tester) with no leaks found and tested all the sol vsv's and the only one that did not work properly was the bypass vsv so we replaced it. cust picked up and c... Trouble codes: P1456 (evap system leak fuel tank area)
2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L condenser VIN: 1HGEJ8246Y
This car only puts out cool air, and only when rpm at approx 2000. The pressures at that time are about 40 low, and 250 high. At idle the pressures are approx 90 low and 150 high, and the condenser is cold like an evaporator! The liq line is hot to the touch u...
2001 Honda Passport EX 3.2L fuel gauge VIN: 456CK58W31
Fuel gauge reads empty all the time. Low fuel light blinking. Tried a new sender but no change. I have 5v from the green wire with the orange tracer and a good ground at the black wire. Anyone have a suggestion. This is no way to end the week! Thanks tom
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L srs (airbag system) VIN: JHLRD77862
Not a request for help but an opportunity to relate a fix and post the DTC's for this vehicle. The SRS light had been on for some time. Vehicle had never been in any type of mishap. An 8-3 code was pulled from the SRS computer (SRS Control Unit faulty). I su...
1993 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L No Start VIN: JACDH58WOP
This truck was towed to the customers house first. He lives at the top of the hill so to avoid another tow charge he costed down hill to our shop. Just cranked & would not start. Customer stated he was driving home from work & accelerated to make a yellow ligh...
2001 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L engine VIN: JACDJ58X01
My question is not a repair question per say. We have an 01 Trooper 3.2 production date 02/2001. We are installing a used engine production date 06/2001. I am told the only difference is crank sensor and location. My question is, will this engine swap without ...
1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Temp. Gauge VIN: 1J4FJ68S3V
Thanks to all who reply...The temperature gauge is reading to the first line above 210*. Customer states it just started doing this. I have always seen these Jeeps run at 210* and always stay there. The coolant was is poor condition so we flushed the system. W...
1997 Jeep Cherokee Country 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FJ78S2V
Here is the deal replaced the trans range switch because of code p0705 trans range input low. Also it would barely start and had to put it in nuetral to get it to start. The thing starts fine now but the cel keeps coming on. I cant find any info for code p0705... Trouble codes: P0705, 71 (aux 5 volt ref low)
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Heated seat VIN: 1J4GZ78Y7V
Hello all, I have this Jeep with an inop drivers seat heater I have found that the heated seat sensor is open, My information tells me I need to replace the seat cover, My parts person tells me the seat cover is no longer available? has anyone else came across...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L pressure high VIN: 1J4GZ58S9W
Hello, Working on a 98 G Cherokee, A/C High press 450+ / Low side 65+ - clutch runs continously - We think there is a restriction but where and how do we find it. System is not overcharged, we are using a robinair machine (new). The story - customer states had...
1998 Kia Sephia 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB1217W
hi all, i have a speedometer that is registering lower than the vehicle is actually going and shift patterns are obviously errattic. nice square wave coming out of vss but am having trouble finding a good waveform for the vehicle speed sensor on this one. pull... Trouble codes: P0501 (vss), P1624 (TSS CODES Ratio error codes in 234)
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Shifter VIN: SALTY16493
Hi Land Rover Techs, My Boss took in this 2003 Land Rover Discovery, the shifter will move down to neutral and then stay there, won't go into any forward gears. If I put it back in park, turn off the ignition and then turn it on, rapidly pull it down, it will ...
1991 Mazda MPV Passenger 3.0L master VIN: JM3LV5224N
hello---this car came in from another shop with a fading pedal-system was blead-master was changed twice-system was pressure blead also-no signs of air in system-we pinched off all four corners and narrowed it down to the front wheels- where the pedal fades wh...
1992 Mazda 929 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JM1HD4612N
We have a misfire that comes on after a few minutes of run time.cant pinpoint which cylinder is missing.when the miss starts ,intake sounds as if cylinder is pumping back into it.Its not backfiring into the intake...but the air rush sounds different.May miss f...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L radio VIN: AB33A9DB02
Radio is inoperative. looking for assistance in removing the radio to inspect the fuse in the rear. any help is greatly appreciated.
1989 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L No Start VIN: WDBCA35E2K
i NEED HELP FROM EXPERIENCED MERCEDES MECHANICS. This lady's car died in front of my shop.No Spark. I dont have alot of Merz exp. The car will run fine when it cools down but after running the engine for 15 minutes and shutting it down it will not restart for ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47F3W
1995 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L distributor VIN: 4M2DV11W1S
Hello all, vehicle has a rattling noise comming from distributor when engine is revved off idle. dist. replaced by another shop. You can even feel the rattle in the dist with your hand on it.Inspected under cap to make sure no interference. Pulled dist and che...
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L gear box? VIN: 2MEFM75W1W
Hello everyone, The owner of this vehicle is the 2nd owner and it has driven like this since he bought it. He is not sure of anything done previous to the vehicle. You have to turn the steering wheel to get it back to center, if you try to let it return back b...
1989 Nissan 240SX XE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1HS34P5K
Car brought in for check engine light on. Has egr temp sensor code. Found egr passage clogged up completely. Remove the upper plenum and cleaned the whole passage. Egr is now functioning well, but still temp sensor code 35 pops up again. Replaced with dealer e... Trouble codes: 35 (egr temp sensor)
2001 Nissan Sentra SE 2.0L No Data Link signal
This car failed the Maryland Emission Test, due to the fact that the data link in not connecting. In checking out the problem, I found no voltage to the KLINE terminal (7) on the OBII connector. I check the wiring to the computer and is good. I then tested the...
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L fuse for compressor VIN: 1G2WJ52MXV
Car came in no AC replace compressor fuse and did performance check and gave back to owner. Came back blown fuse, replace fuse and did check. Owner came for car and it would not leave lot w/o blowing fuse. They took it then and brought it back. Intermittantly,...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L G plug light flashes VIN: 3VWBF61C4W
Customer has intermitently had her glow plugs light flash while driving down the road. She has now brought it in and when I start the car after a few minutes the glow plug light will begin flashing on and off. I can find now information on what could cause the...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L brake booster VIN: 3VWCF21C0Y
This car will brake itself when it gets hot, i.e. just touching the brake pedal will cause the car to stop on its own. At a light it will not release unless you pull up the pedal with your foot. Base brake inspection does not reveal any thing wrong. The vacuum...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L cooling system VIN: WVWAC63BX1
hey everybody got me a stumper, 2001 vw passat is overheating,I can let the vehicle idle in the shop for 30 min. even longer and it doesnt overheat,then got out and drive it and within 1 to 2 miles it"ll go to 260 f vehicle tells you to stop. the gauge and mon...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L cruise control VIN: 3VWCD21CX2
hi all tech i replaced battery customer came back complained my cruise control does not work i have a snap on modiswith /european can some one help me to reset or activate back. check fixed data go to engine 01 funtion 11 there is no function 11 or some said d...
1990 Volvo 740 2.3L Reverse gear VIN: YV1LW8804L
I wish to replace the AW70 transmission as reverse has taken leave. This car has the notch for engine speed sensor. I have a couple of earlier AW70's around w/o the notch. Can I cut a notch and bolt it up? Strange how much used transmissions have gone up in t...
1992 Volvo 940 GL 2.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: YV1JS8836N
Need some help with this car. The vehicle will start and idle fine. Get in it to go and the throttle just goes away and then it comes back all of a sudden. As you are driving if you let up on the throttle just a little it goes away and feels like its going to ...
1995 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5714S
This car has a fuel control unit from IPD. We swaped the trans and fuel control units with units from a known good running vehicle. We have replaced the throttle position switch with a new Bosch unit. We then replaced it with a factory switch. we have checked ... Trouble codes: 223
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L Limp-in VIN: YV1LS55A3X
Transmission stuck in third {limp-in I assume}. Scan test with generic PO605, Internal control module error. Looked at archives. Two possibilities stuck out, PN switch bad or transmission bad. Customer and I decided to start with Park/Neutral switch. Switch is...

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1997 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: WAUCB88DXV
Well, another lesson learned, if you are going to smoke these Audis use LOTS of smoke and patience, went back again and found a broken rubber T fitting going to the crankcase breather system, had to R/R intake man for acsess. Thanks for all the help! sure was ...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDAAMS332X
There was a combination of challanges with this vehicle. The pcv system was defective, there was a vacuum leak from the intake gasket, the idle control valve was sticking and the trottle plate needed cleaning. Thanks for all the leads, the vehicle runs great n... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306.
1993 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G4HP53L4P
many thanks to all who helped ! gave car another motor vac nox went lower but still not enough . after market cat most likley not performing up to par . customer debateing oem cat . thanks again
1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L Accessories VIN: 1G4GD2216S
We went a bit further on this car and disabled the radio by pulling the radio fuse. This resulted in the AC control head behaving normally, but of course with no remote control from the steering wheel. The Buick uses UART communications between the AC, Radio, ...
1999 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Unknown VIN: 2G4WS04K4W
I did not fix this vehicle. I drove it for a week and could not get the vehicle to act up. During this time the customer found a new car she wants and has decided to trade it in. A few of the replies were to check for poor ground to the park lock solenoid, cor...
1996 Chevrolet Corsica 2.2L no power VIN: 1G1LD5544T
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L abs VIN: 2GCEK19R8W
Sorry but I have to close this because of the time limit is starting to run out and I am going to be gone for a week.Thanks to all who replied . I did recheck and reclean all of the grounds,recheck all supply powers,tryed a used abs unit. I have spent severa...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L power assist VIN: 1GCEK19T7Y
I made an inline ps pressure tester and at Idle it only had 330psi,but as soon as I brought the engine rpm to about 1200rpm the pressure went up to 980psi.I replaced the pump as many of you had said and it fixed the problem.I appreciate the help as I dont usua...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L no start VIN: 1GCEK19T8Y
Thanks to all who replied John [...] Were right on. Dirty connection at computer terminal 20, 57 C1 allso wire broke at circut 30 repaired and cleaned all terminanl tightened 20 and 57 ran like a top thanks again ...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCHC24U53
After many more hours this vehicle is finnally fixed. After voltage drop testing every ground and hot and double checking i found that the ground wire from the battery to the block had a severe voltage drop. You never think to test the main ground beacuse the ...
1998 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L security system VIN: 2B4GP45G7W
Well, here it is in your face. The van has never acted up in the last week with at least three starts daily up till Wednesday when I decided to just let it sit for 24 hrs just in case. The owner picked it up yesterday afternoon and it still started and ran nor...
2000 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L 1-2 VIN: 1B3EJ46X8Y
thank you to all you guys that offered help. we replace both input & output sensors. all is working great and the guest is very happy with the results. you guys are lifesavers.
1996 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: IFALP54N5T
Thanks for all of the replies, and so quickly. I don't mean to offend anyone by saying this, but I posted this problem because I found out what the problem was, and just wanted to share with everyone and anyone that may run into this same dilema. Just like Ste... Trouble codes: P0401 (insufficient egr flow detected).
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FALP62WXV
Thanks to all that responded. I installed a remaned ecm from the local Ford house, now the car runs better then ever. It never hurts to get a second opinion. Thanks IATN Network. Bryan
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Lean/rich VIN: 2FTRX18WX3
Sorry for late closing. Recap, LTFT off on both sides after major engine repairs and misfire on #6. Customer took it to AZ for free scan and then installed one or more O2 sensors. I waited as long as possible to see if codes {and customer} would return. So far... Trouble codes: P0171, P0175, P0306.
2000 GMC Jimmy Diamond Edition 4.3L igntion key VIN: 1GKDT13W1Y
i found the electronic solenoid on the igntion switch was stuck but you can only get it with the complete switch assy thanks for the help guys
1999 Honda Civic DX 1.6L monitors VIN: 1HGEJ6121X
thanks to all who gave advice. The problem was the kam fuse in the underhood fuse box. The customer installed a new cd playrer in the vehicle between the first and second times we saw the vehicle. Probably doing in the fuse at that time. For kicks & giggles we...
1988 Jeep Cherokee Chief 4.0L No Start VIN: 1JCMR7830J
Thanks to everyones who answer me your help was very appreciated the problem was the crank sensor and is wiring harnes ,hope that i can help you in the future.
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Stall VIN: 1J4GZ58S9R
Sorry it took so long to close this one but wanted to be sure Jeep was repaired. It has been gone for more then a week with no calls from the owner. Brendon may have hit this on the head. I had swapped the ASD relay with the ac relay and drove extensively befo... Trouble codes: 11 (No Ignition Reference Crank Signal).
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L all gauges & ses light VIN: 1J4G248SXY
decided to install used pcm. after installed used pcm, the comunication issue with cluster and all gauge issues went away. vehicle would still start and stall. used drb to program current vin and theft module information with code recived from jeep parts dept....
1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JT88F22G5V
Wow!! What a bunch of heavy hitters!! Glad to have all of us on the same team! IATN has always been a home run for us! We ordered a new crank sprocket for the Lex/yota (36 cocos)and took it apart today. We figured that we probably bent a tooth for the crank se...
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L vents VIN: JM3LW28GOY
Thanks to all who helped. It did turn out to be low on charge. An evac & recharge did the trick. I still don't understand how it can only effect 2 vents on the same evap core, but I guess that why I'm not an engineer. Beside they're all loopy. Thanks also to D...
1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L cruise control VIN: 1070441206
after installing the rebuilt programmer and not being able to set the cruise above 60 we had more replies that said to get another programmer so we did and that fixed everything. I guess the rebuild on the first programmer was not succesful anyway thank to all...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L Gage VIN: WDBFAG1EXM
Most suggested the instrument cluster was at fault, and indeed it seems so. We sent the unit out for repair, and the returned unit works like a charm. This is a very common failure with this series and I can highly reccomend the good folks at Beckman for the w...
1991 Mercury Tracer 1.9L no power VIN: 3MAPM10JXM
Customer wanted vehicle back for son to drive. I warned of the problems that still exsisted but they insisted. Hoping to have vehicle back in a couple of weeks to try some other ideas. However to this date no fix was found. We checked everything over and it st...
1998 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55UXW
well i finally got it.the solid state relay allowed the air pump to run.that elminated the p1413 code but upon it leaving it popped a p411 insuffincent air flow,not enough to drive o2 sensors lean.so followed trouble tree twice,just to make sure,said vaccum li... Trouble codes: P1413.
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L convertor area VIN: 4M2DU86W82
Most of the replies said that the noise was probably still the t/conv. Some mentioned front pump problems. One said to check crankshaft thrust. The thrust was ok. The reman convertor was aftermarket. We installed a factory reman convertor and front pump. The n...
1995 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L No Start VIN: 4AJ56G1SE2
We are on top of this problem now thanks to iATN and especially thanks to Victor [...] who got right back to us with just what we needed. Victor said to scope the trigger signal for the ignitor. It should be a square wave pattern sloping up. If it is perfe...
1991 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JN1CZ24A9M
thanks to everyone who responded. the vehicle is not 100% fixed but is much better.first i replaced the fuel pressure regulator which brought the fuel pressure into specs, then i installed a reman air flow sensor. i did test the coolant temp sensor per one sug... Trouble codes: 34 (detonation sensor or circut).
1983 Porsche 928 4.5L Unknown VIN: WP0ZZZ92ZD
turned out that the aftermarket climante control unit was not the right one these porsche had a split vin # that year and the only way to get the right one was from the dealer !! when you look at it from behind u can see that the aftermarket one has missing pi...
1995 Saturn SC2 1.9L odometer VIN: 1G8ZG1275S
thanks to all and the saturn head tech. was not able to find a good used cluster, so i replaced the gears inside the odometer unit. not that bad of a job.works well.
1990 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Unknown VIN: JT4RN01P3L
Thank you all so much for your rapid response. Many of you hit it riight on. I would have never went after the cooling system for this issue. But with the great description of the problem with the fix in some of your posts it is fixed. I try not to use this si...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, #4 CYL MISFIRE VIN: WVWMA63BXX
As everybody suggested, it turned out to be the ignition power module. It has four wires that each attach to a coil. These circuits pull the coils to ground. I tested each with a test light, and #4 was dead. However, the next morning the car developed a miss. ... Trouble codes: P0304.
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Loss of Power VIN: 3VWCF21C5X
Most of the folks suggested that a clogged intake system may be at fault as I had negelected to note that we had cleaned the system 3 months prior to the onset of this problem. The other suggestions were turbocharger and control valve related faults. The con...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L temp guage VIN: VW4578D58Y
Thanks to all. Yes, waterpump solved the over heating and the updated ECT is green in color and no check lite (codes)at this time. I replaced the brake lite switch and the second one worked, very sensitive to adjustment. I put in t-stat for gp. Just as I did t...
1983 Volvo 245 GL 2.4L alternator VIN: YV1AX757D1
Glow plugs are staying on and caysing a curent draw when un pluged the alternator is charging THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP
1996 Volvo 850 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SL5723T
You guys/gals are great. I received 9 reponses to this one, two suggested checking mass air sensor and check for vacuum leaks, five suggested o2 sensor which comes with an updated harness, and two recommendations to check for vacuum leaks at the elbowed vacuum... Trouble codes: P0172 (system too rich bank 1).
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Transfer case VIN: YV1LZ56D8Y
Thanks to all that replied, Most said Volvo time was about 2 hrs and customer pay was 3-4. Saved the job & have a happy customer. Thanks Again, Paul
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